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best surgeons and pljyfical gentlemen that
ever attended an army.—"-Tliree regiments
are said to have been thus rendered unser
The Prince of Saxe-Cobourg has his
head-quartets at Valenciennes. General
Maek is with him ; and the report is that
the French are to be attacked without de
lay, that they may be obliged to fight be
fore they can complete the works of their
entrenched camp near Cambray. i
The merchants* bankets, notaries and
persons in easy oircumftances, have follow
ed the clergy, the nobles, and the milita
ry, as victims of the French Rebellion.
The land-owners and farmers are now the
order of the day, and are about to un
dergo the fame perfections. In one of
■ the last fittings of the Cordeliers, Hebert
attributed the present scarcity to the ava
rice of the land-holders. " Why, (said
he) (hould the country people refufe us
provisions. Ought not every thing to be
common to all?" This exprefiion was
loudly applauded ; and we have no doubt,
but we shall immediately fee the Revoluti
onary army preceeded by the Guillotine,
make the inhabitants of the country feel
all the influence of a rebellion, which they
haw been so often told tohavebeen brought
about fole'.y for their advantage.
The French have experienced very
great distress, from the difappointnk'nt
of their not receiving the cargoes of wheat
which have been /hipped from the ports
of Denmark for their supply. There is
reason to think, that very few of these
(hips hive escaped ourciuifers.
RAMSGATE, March 13.
IJiis eiorning was brought into this har
bour, a krge Swodifh hoy, having on board
ten thoufiind stand of arms, and a considera
ble quantity of gunpowder. This vefiel was
taken by the ThetU frigate, very near Diep
pe. She lad made the signal for a pilot, and
was lying too until there (hould be a fufficient
depth of water for her to enter the harbour.
When the Thetis's boat boarded, the crew
of the hoy had emptied ail their water calks,
and they pretended that they were waiting
pft' Dieppe for a frefh fupplV of that article.
Also, was brought in this morning, an
American brig from Havre, bound to Ham
burgh : ftie has a considerable sum of specie
on board, which, it appears, is to purchase
corn at Hamburgh, to be delivered at Havre,
,at which place this veiTel has already carried
three targot's of that article, ,ir.d was mak
ing the foiicth t'.'jp spy th« tame purpose,
•when (he fell in with the Thetis frigate;
and it has been thought proper to detain her.
.OBSERVER No. XVIII,
.LAST evening, 'fane Shore, and Garriek's
Mon Tea were performed at the New Thea
tre, for the benefit of Mr. Whitlock ; the
Jiouie was tolerably filled; which confider
i.ng the badnels of weather, was evincive
■of the expectations formed of leeing Mrs.
Whitlock again, and of the approbation,
which Mr. Whitlock has very deserVedly
obtained of the public. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Whitlock, are aCtors of high reputati
on, but the Obf-rver cannot fupprels the plea
sure he feels, in being able to announce them
to the public, as characters calculated, for al
most any rank in Society.—lt affords a high
compliment to the virtuous discernment and
Taite of the Ladies in Philadelphia, that
such a character as Mrs. Whitlock attracted
thro' the storm more than two hundred of
them, lift evening to the Theatre.—May
you, my fair friends, pass thro' the Jlorms
of life without Shrinking, and reach that gcal,
v here virtu?, like Mrs. Whitlock's, meets
its eternal reward.
Mr. Green has improved so much, and
exhibits such talents as an aCtor, that it would
be injustice, jiot to give him, a tribute of ap
plause, he certainly deserves much for his
last evening's performance.
The Observer would hint, with cantion,
to the managers, that so good an opinion is
formed et Mr. Harwood, as an aCtor, that
the public would be gratified, in feeing him,
more frequently, on the stage.
Mr. Bates, as usual for him, received great
Mr. Wignel, never filled a part, wit!
nore propriety and dignity, than that
—d Halting* "*• ' 1 —
" * th.
Lore* He has been generally p
plauded for l. exhibition of Darby, Littlt
John &c.—but his performance last evening
ought -to refeqe him from all imputations, oi
a&ing well, only in the lower grade of cha
rafters ; all who saw him last evening muf
be convinced of the juftjee of this remark.
For the Gjzsttk of the United States
Pleale to insert the within, in your paper of
this day—Jf the General Advertiser fails
us, we rauft have resort to your paper,
which will help its credit; this I think
wili be a fufncicnt rriotive for you to pub
To the Editor of the ERrnat
YOUR paper of this morning contains
not a word, accusing the Executive* Senate
or House of Representatives of the United
States, of treason against the people^—rNor
is there any expreffien calculated to keep up
distrust, in the people, of tlie Federal Govern
ment, so necefiary, for the of main
taining, our Democratic Societies. Are you
not sensible, Mr. Editor, that We are ruined,
unless we lay about us with unremitting at
tention ? The people, feeling as they do, tne
blessings of the General Government, will
soon become perfedlly quiet under it ; and
then, fir, our Societies are at an end.—lf all
your correfponuents failed, could not you
have added some little apt ftreke, like, we
hear, news is received by the Executive,
indicative of very hostile feelings in the Bri
tish Court, which is kept secret from the
PleiTe, fir, to pay better attention ; your
paper is now our last re/ort, if you fail us,
you are sensible we are in a fad situation in-
, By this Day's Mail.
BRUSSELS, March 16.
The French, it is positively aflerted, have
agreed to give a large sum of money to the
King of P , part of which has airea--y'
pa(Ted their frontier, in confldrration where
of, his P- 11 Majeity, who, it is ("aid,
does not consider himfelf immediately inter
red in the war, signs with them a treaty of
peace and alliance.
The two French commi.Tioners at Frayk
fort are to put a finishing hand to this buii
The demand made by his Pnlffian Maicfty
for bread and forage, to so large an amount,
is estimated at 20 millions of florins. The
Emperor has offered tii pay the half, which
has been refufed, because he owes the King
of Prussia already jo millions, fiirnnbed him
duryag theprelent war, the payment of which
is now required, The King of PruiTia, in
stead of diminifliing his demand upon the
Circles, in consequence of the difficulties it
has met with lias augmented it. He now
demands, that they (hall ailCo make good to
him 260 German florins for e vV'ly mad. that
■Slav be killed during l .') - war.
There is another report equat.'fy iippor
tant, and which, if equally true, tiVvelopes
the views of the King of Prussia. is Jaid
that his troops having been admitted rnto
that part of Silesia flill remaining to Au
stria.have seised several posts of importance
and particularly the paflages in the Car
pathian mountains, which separate that
country from the vther Hates of the house
of Austria. ,
In short, some believe that bis design is
to poflefs himfelf of the remainder of Si
lesia, which formerly belonged to his fa
mily, as an indemnity, for the money lent
OSTEND, April i.
No action of consequence has yet happen
ed, tho' there is much lkirmifhing towards
Bouchainand I.e,Careauj; and from present
circumstances, k appears probable, that a
general engagement, in that neighbourhood
will soon take place. The head quarters of
the Britilh army are removed to St. Amand.
Tournay is almost wholly evacuated, the
troops being moved, & formed to cover the
Auftrians upon the frontiers. The Commis
sary General's station is now at Antwerp,
whither all the (lores are now removing.
The defection of the King of Prulliafrom
the alliance is now generally believed j tho'
the Gerrnas papers in general afiecfk to dis
credit it—the following avowal has appeared
in the Gazette de Cologne, under the date
of Mayence, March 13.
" His Majesty the Kiug of Prussia hav
ing ordered that none of his troops Ihould re
main with the army of the Upper Rhine,be
yond his subsidiary corps of 20,000 men, the
Pruflians begin to leave us. This day, pas
sed through this city, the regiments of Kleill
and Crobelfdarff, as well as the battalion of
Legat, dire&ing their march towards Co
logne. They are to be immediately follow
ed by the regiment of Saxe Weimar Horse.
LONDON, April i.
Letter from the King of Prufia totbcEclec
tor of Mentt—Berlin, Jan. 21, 1794.
" The extraordinary urgency of the
present circumstances, induces me to writ;
this letter to your Highness, in full a flu
ranee of your Highsefs's perfect know
ledge of the iituation of Germany, 0111*
country. The dangerous crisis in which
this country is thrown, by a war without
example, with a formidable, furious and
deftruCLve enemy, who already menaccs
th<i Six Frontier Circles to enter them
with fire and sword ; such a crisis is too
well known to your Excellent*-, not to
fee the necefliiy of concurring with me,
and vfi'.h eyery State animated with a pa
triotic zeal in the mull proper mcafures
to ward off the danger.
Among all the measures which the
Empire can employ, there is, none which
appears to me mure inefficacious against
an enemy, whose numbers diunnifti not,
and who oppose a frantic fury in battle,
to the resources of tactics, and a nume
rous artillery ; nothing, I fay, is more
insufficient than the general armament of
the inhabitanta'of the Circles, which has
been proposed. This meaftire, "so dan
gerous, and so Angularly delitate in it
felf," is (till more inadmiflible, because
il can in no wife accord with the defence
of the empire by my trot>ps, and their re
treat mud infallably be the confequente.
A$ it is impoifible for me to continue
a war so far diilant from the frontieis of
my ettatesj and which is so expensive, 1
have* foijie months iince, frankly opened
myf-if on this head to the principal pow
ers who take part m the war, and 1 have
entered on negotiations with them, which
cannot yet be terminated.
It ,is for this reason now 1 find myfclf
obligrd to demand of the Empire, to
charge itfelf with the provisioning of my
In.reality, the necefiaiy mtafuiga on this
fujajeft have beeh lately made at.the Diet,
but jmj'r Highness will consider, that it is
impoflible to wat its decision r so that the
orJ-y thing which remains to be done fat
the Si? Frontier Circles, who have moil
■»eed of defence,is to assemble immediately
for the purpose of furnifhilig the said pro
visions provifionaHy, until, the Diet has
made its concluficin. >
In conference, I beg of your High
ness, iq the moll pressing manner that your
Highness, in virtue of your quality of
Arch-Chancellor and Director of the Cir
cles would immediately convoka the said
The speedy convocation of the Six Cir
cles and their furnirfiing my army with
provisions, is the only means of saving Ger
many at the grand crisis. Without this,
it will be .impoflible for me to make my
troops maintain the field any longer againit
the enemy. I (hall not fail, though with
regret, to order them back into my dates,
for their own defence, and to abandon the
Empire to itfelf and to its fate.
It Is in the hands, therefore, of your
Highness that I put the fafety of the Em
pire ; and confident of your wisdom. and
patriotism, I expedl you will employ the
.means which the laws of the Empire give
y,.)-u in such a manner, that nfiy views, di
reist£"l to the good of the country, may be
fulfilled, and that, by ray troops being fup
pfied. witfr provisions, I may be able to as
sure the EVnpire of the most efficacious pro
tection and defence#
Letterfrom the £kßor of Mentz—Feb. 11.
" Your highnek will fee, by the copy
of the letter 1 herewith fend, the manner
of thinking of his the King of
-Prufiia, in thp Angularly dangerous cir
cumstances of the prefenf war, the de
mand he makes of the Empire and of the
fix Froiiiier Circles provificmally. His
Majelty having solicited me, for this pur
pose to proceed to a speedy convocation of
the directors of the said circles, I cannot
fail to pray to your Serene Highness, in
conjun&ioa with the other Prince Direc
tors of the Circles of the Empire, to in
form the High dates of those Circles of
this matter as soon as pofllble, and at the
fame time to fend, by the firft of March
to Franckfort on the main, the Codirec
torial Deputies, with full powers to deli
berate, resolve, and decide, upon what
may be judged convenient, with the minis
ters appointed by his Prufiian Majesty."
PORT OF PHILADELPHIA.
z , ■' •>
Ship Jean* M'Pherfon, 'Hamburgh 56
Sloop Abby, Eames, Bolton 11
Brig Mary Etizrbetli, Latimer, St.
Newbern, N. C.
Schr. Bell, Butts,
Nancy, Kellam, Folly-Landing
Mercury, Weeks, Bolton
Captain M'Cullum in days from Opor
to, informs, that on the 26th of April,
in lat. 36, 26, long. 20, 45, he was
boarded by a Spanish 74 gun ship, on a
cruize from Cadiz, 40 days out, the Capt.
of which, informed Captain M'Cullutn,
that he saw no Algerine during
his cruize on the coaita.
An Inward-bound brigj was seen com
ing into the Delaware Cases, on Mondajf
' ■ -
The bill imposing a tax on pleasure car
riages, palled the House this day—also a bill
authoriling and empowering the Prcfidentof
the United States, to lay an Embargo, in the
recess of Congress, if in his judgment, the
public exigencies should render it neceflary—
was palled to be engrofied. A mbtion to add
a fettion providing for the laying an Embar
go from and after the loth of June next,
was almoll unanimoufty negatived.
ERR ATU M.
in the Observer, firft page of yelterday'i
paper, 17th line, for " notified"—read nu
A special meeting of the Americin Philo
fophicai society will be he'd at their Hall, oil
Friday evening it seven o'clock ; in order to
ctmfiderand determine onpropofa's made by
Mr. IVale to rent part of the Hall, for the
purpose of accommodating his Museum.
A full meeting of the members is requested;
By order of the President.
R. PATTERSON, Sec'y.
Anthony Wechter, living in Third street
near Callowhjli street, at the figri of the
Pennfylvauia Arms No. 214,
HAS FOR SALE,
Bright Bay Hories,
6 years old, upwards of 15 hands high—»
and one pair Chefruit Brown with blazes, 4."
y.ars old, about 15 hands high. The terms
will be made known, by applying to Mr,
Mr. Marshall's Night.
Will be prefentedj
A COMEDY, called
As You like It!
(Written by Shakeipearc.)
Orlando, Mr. Morctcn
Adam, Mr. WhitlocJt
Duke Senior, Mr. Green
Duke Frederic, Mr. Warrell
Amiens, (withfongs) Mr. Marshall
Jaques, Mr. Ci:almcr«
Le Beu, - - —
aques de Boic, Mr. Darlty jun
Dennis, Mailer J, Warrell
Jharles, Mr Rowfoi*
Touchstone, Mr. Bates
Conn, Mr. De Moulin
Sylvius, Mr. Cleveland
William, Mr. Francis
Rosalind, (with the Cuckoo fong^
Cel l, Mrs. Francis
Phcebe, Mrs. Cleveland
Audrey, Mrs. Shaw-
End of a<St I, DIBDIN's favorite ballad,
called POOR TOM ; or, the SAILOR's
EPITAPH, by Mr. Darley.
End of the; Play, a comic diflertation on
HOBBY HORSES will be delivered by
Mr. Marihall, in the charaitcr of a Joi-'
key'—descriptive of—The Soldier's Hob
by—The Lawyer's Hobby—The Beau*
H«bby—The Ladies Hobby—The Mana
ger's Hobby—Mrs. Warrell's Hobby—
and Me Own Hobby.
To which will be added,
An OPERATIC FARCE, never perform
ed here, called
SKIRTS OF A CAMP.
Sir Gregory Forreller, Mr. Bates
Peregrine Forreller, Mr. Moreton
Captain Fieldair, Mr. Marihall
Captain Forreller, Mr. Cleveland
Cartridge, Mr. Francis
Peter, Mr. Bliflet
Meflrs. Warrell, Darlev
jun. T. Warrelf,
Lee, Bason, &c.
Soldier's Lades, Mrs. Cleveland, Mr*.
Finch, Mrs. Bates
Miss Rowfon, fc-.
Tickets to be had of Mr, Marshall, N< .
66, north Eighth street. At Carr and C
Music fliop, and of Mr. Franklin at the
Theatre, where places may be taken.
Mrs. WARRELL's Benefit will be ofi
The Comic Opefa of LIONEL- a>>i*
CLARISSA, with a farce ayil »eterror--