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for their dignity of fcntisnent, and patriotic
" May a pure and fincerc affection for our coun
try, strengthen tliofe ties of friend/hip, which
bind us to you, and you with one another ! fleet
ing is this fhortjterrellrial andlaborious life; and
with it vanishes that inequality of rank, which
Providence has placed between you and us".
March 10. On Tuesday a molt brilliant illumina
tion was set up at Kewby the command of her Ma
jelly. It was a molt superb pixTture, representing
a figure of Efculapius presenting a medallion ot
the King to Britain, by tliedefire'of Providence,
who was seated on the clouds, accompanied by
boys representing the arts and sciences, &c. the
work of Rebecca.
Among the various demonflrations of joy on
Tuesday evening, nothing more forcibly Ipoke
the loyalty of the subjeCt than the illumination
of the King's bench prison, where each long
mourning captive wip'd the tear of anguish, and
parted with his lull penny to speak his gratitude
to Heaven for the restoration of the King; a
butt of porter was given among the prisoners,
and loyal toalls were cheerfully quaffed, and in
the evening several well executed transparencies
made a pleasing appearance.
St. Paul's Cathedral is certainly to be illumi
nated the evening the King attends it: It will be
done by contraband will coil 2000 guineas.
Exti titl oj a letter j'vo>ll CtOpe/ihagen, R'larch 3.
" An attempt nas been made here to burn the
Ruffian fleet by an incendiary, one Capt. O'Bri
en, from Oftend, whole ship lying amongfl them,
i .lit 111 the ice, ir had been planned to let on fire,
—that a general conflagration might ensue.—
Providentially it has been difcovercd in tinie:
for, if it had succeeded, half the town would
have been blown np by the large quantity of gun
powder on board the Ruffian'men of war. He
had been bribed by a Swedish emiflkry, and was
to have received a reward of 40001. fterlino.
O'Brien is a-rclled, and is to take his trial; but
the villain who planned this horrid plot is un
Yellerday upwards of 250 volumes of Eafl In
dia ti anfictions, 111 manuscript, were brought
from the India house to Weftiniijfter-hall, pre
parative to the commencement of the triai of
Mr. Hastings. Each of these books contains from
1500 to 3000 pages.
Jhe flnve trade, and the tefl atft, are a-rain to
be agitated in the course of this felfion. &
The Herald of yelterday, though it loudly
proclaims the preceding day, that the King was
incapable of holding the scepter, and Hill as bad
as he was in the height of his disorder, has
thought proper to discontinue that REBELLIOUS
theme, and give the lie to its own aflertions.
March ii. That befl and moll difficult of
all titles, a Patriot Minister, may now be fairly
given to Mr. Pitt. Who ever so ablv, or Co no
bly flood forward to rescue a country from des
March 12. We are desired to mention, by
way of caution, that the judges have given'it as
their opinion, it is TRKASON to afiert either
orally or in print,that the King's mind is deranged,
or that he is not in a capacity to act as Sovereign
of the Britifii empire.
The Heral was burned 011 Tuesday at New-
Lloyd's and Will's Coffee houses at :he Change,
for the treasonable matter it contained 011 Satur
day lafl ; and the apology on Tuesday needs no
further comment, and they ought to be burned
by Jack Ketch, they speak for themselves. We
could have told[the public,.before they announced
it, that the Printer, tearing the jufl resentment
of government, intended to visit Ireland, and
Saturday's paper was his finale.
March .16. Admiral, Sir Charles Douglafs fell
down dead, in a fit of apoplexy, as he was enter
ing the aflembly-room at Edinburgh, a few days
ftnee. jhe purpose ot his journey to Scotland
was to take leave of his friends previous to his
departure for Halifax flation in America; to
which the Lords of the admiralty had appointed
I he preparations in Prussia proceed with o-reat
alaciity. the Eniprefs is unwilling to flep for
ward and give a positive answer to "the demands
of the Polilh Diet, until lhe is become millrefs of
Bender, and the emperor is in pofleffion of Bel
grade. Every advice seems to allure us, that lhe
is playing a very deep game.
The Ruffians are fending large finns of money
to Constantinople, which they have found by pail
experience to be the moll certain way of feciiriii"-
a favorable }>eace with the Turkish ministry. °
The Spanish, Prussian, and other foreign am
bafladors, who had the honor of an audience with
His Majefly, on Wednesday lad, speak in the most
confirmed manner of his Majefly's happy recove
ry. He tock up the fubjetTt matter of their
last audiences with rite clearest recollection and
diicufled foreign affairs with such precision and
familiality as if he hadnot had the interruption
On Tuesday fe'nnight about midnight, or the
next morning about one o'clock, the iiiip London
of Vondon, Capr. Alexander Curling, a lieutc
in his Majefly's navy, from Cfcarlellon,
with rice, tobacco, indigo, and some specie,
was totally loft on the westernmost rocks of Scil
-Iy, and immediately went to pieces. The Capt.
thirteen hands, with Mrs. Riely, a widojv, a
passenger, and a native of Ramfgate, all perifli
ed, Joseph Turtle, carpenter, only saved.
T lie celebrated Marquis de Conflans, died sud
denly 011 Tuesday the 26th ult. while he was
walhing his hands.
Some short time prior to the Emperor's decla
ration against the Turks, the flower of his army,
to the amount of 40,000 men, were reviewed by
His Imperial Majesty, and General Laudaun, near
After the line had been paired with the usual
forms, &c. the troops were divided for a sham
fight; one half commanded by the Emperor, the
other by Gen. Laudaun. The armies had but
just separated, before the old v.eteran Laudaun,
with tiie eyes of Argus, discovered, and secured
the advantage of some high ground from which
he had a perfect view of the Emperor's move
ments : The general instantly gave the command
of this advantageous fpotto an able officer; while
he, with a detachment of his army, filed off, and
took post undercover of a woody hill.
The firing had not continued an hour before
the Emperor, who lay detached from his main
,body, was surrounded by Laudaun's party, when
the old General, riding up to the Emperor, with
much gallantry said, " he could not believe, but
that his Majesty had designed. him the honor of
taking him prisoner upon whichthe Emperor
replied with much good humour—" That the
circuniftance had fully proved that he was but a
young soldier ; buthe had some conljDJation left,
■11 knowing that he was not the only crowned
head, who had bowed to the superior abilities of
the firft General in the world."
Our correspondent at Versailles sent us the
subsequent article, dated Feb. 27, received in
London this monjing: The King is fliut up eve
ry morning to run over the numberless publica
tion which appear ; and 110 doubt he fees with
pleafare, how the French support and refpedt
him. They report him to have made the follow
ing speech : " All things considered, I think the
Liberty of the Press producer more truths than
lies ; and niuft therefore, notM r ithftandingmany
evils, be protecled to favor the good that results
Her Majesty of France,who through the course
of our Most Gracious Sovereign's late illness, has
sympathised with his royal consort with a feeling
which did honor even to the dignity of her high
station, proposes to give a grand gala at court,
the moment the official accounts arrive there of
his recovery ; all the foreign Ambafladors, with
the principal of the French, and all the English
nobility now residing in Paris, are invited.
PHILADELPHIA, May 13.
WAR IN THE EAST INDIES.
Extract of a letter from Madras, dated Sept. 28.
" Since writing the foregoing, I have to in
form you, that hostilities are once more com
menced between the English and Tippo Saib
(the late Hyder Ally s foil) who, from the time
the Englilh firft fettled upon the coast, to this
day, has been their molt inveterate enemy, hav
ing always declared thein the ravagers of the
country. He isallowed tobe the greateftmilitary
genius of the East, and commands the preateft
army of any of the eastern Princes. During the
late Carnaticwar, the English had every thing to
fear from so formidable an enemy. Hyder hini
lelf coiild command an army of 200,000 men,
while his son at the head of a numerous army
over-run the whole Carnatic, and burst like a
torrent upon their enemies, taking some of the
most capital places. The great pains which
Hyder always took to train his son up to avenge
his country's wrongs, does him honor. That
Prince has always declared his predilection for
the trench. Since our arrival, a detachment has
been sent to the northward, to reinforce the
English in that quarter. A battle since has taken
place, and two battalions of the Company's troops
have been entirely cut off, the English have how
ever, lome advantage 011 their fide, as they have
taKen two of Tippo Saib's forts.
It is to be hoped, fays a correspondent, that the
committee lately appointed to ascertain the debt
o the United States, will not forget to report the
debts of each State to its citizens. These it is
laid, are equal to the whole debt of the United
In the year i3jo, it will probably be as incredi
ble, that the citizens of the United States (with
11 ' P P e ns- "Tf nfe resources for manufac
of aU klnds ) ""Ported their cloathing from
a country 3000 miles distant from them, as it
now is, that some of the inhabitants of Maryland
once imported flour for the use of their tables
from the city ot London. The books of an emi
"aTd Tw T'°f- the last into
a rime rn ' T ™ f tlle Cafe > *
vT 1 • 'w f n . thac State was considerably ad
vanced,,! population and refinement. Europe
ias in her days of barbarism exhibited similar
folly The Swedes once imported
their vegetables from Holland.
PROCEEDINGS of CONGRESS.
In the HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES of tit
Wednesday, May 13, 1789.
Mr. Thatch pr presented a petition from the
merchants of Portland, in the State of Mafia,
chufetts—the prayer of which was, thatthe pro
posed duty 011 m.-.lafles, ihould not be eftablifted
The House then formed into a committee of
the whole, 011 the import; bill.
China, earthen, ltone ware, looking glailes
and brushes, were added to the lift of enumera
ted articles, at 7 1-2 per cent, ad valorem.
Salt petre was added to the articles exempted
Mr. Parker introduced a proportion for a
clause to be added to the bill, by which an im
port: of ten dollars should be aileiled on every
Have imported into the United States.
This occafioneda debate ; in opposition, it Was
said, " that it is a nn>ft unequal and partial tax
and peculiarly opprelfive to some of the fouchern
States, and is so odious that it will not be fub
initted to without grievous complaints it will
be considered as a (lire(ft tax, which considering
the present ideas of the people will be highly
In support of the proposed import: it was ur
ged, " That the predominant sentiment of the
people is in favour of a tax prohibitory of the
importation of slaves. Congress mult juftify this
sentiment, otherwise, it will be considered that
we mean tacitly to countenance the Have trade;
on the principles of policy and humanity, ahea'
vy duty ought to be imposed—this will conduce
to the advantage of thcfe very States that conft
dere their interest so deeply involved in the
question—their prosperity being intimately con
netted with an abolition of slavery The bnfi.
ness is difgraceful and pernicious in a political
and moral view, and tends to diminish the rela
tive strength and importance of those States where
it moll generally obtains."
Mr- 1 ark l r withdrew his motion, in order to
introduce a separate bill providing for this tax.
The article of Hemp it was proposed Ihould be
fti uckout of the lift ; but after some observations
the question being taken, it was loft.
A petition of Jo h n Fi tc h , relative to Steam
Boats, was presented. Adjourhed.
Thursday, May 14.
A mellage from the Senate was received, in
forming the House that they had appointed a
committee to join with a committee on their part,
for the purpose of determining upon the number
ot nev fpapers it will be proper for the members
of both Houl'es to be furnifiled with at the public
A petition from A. M< Lean,'of the city of
New-York, Printer, was read, offering his fer
% ices to Congress in the line of his profeffion, to
per form any part of the printing business for the
Petition of Mr. Morse was committed.
Petition of the inhabitants of New-Terfey was
referred to the committee of elections.
Petition of John Fitch was referred to afpe
A memorial from the Distillers of Philadelphia,
upon the iiibjecft of the proposed duties on fo
reign Rmn and Molafles, was read.— It ftatedthat
t ie 1 uty on Molafles was in their opinion too high,
compared with the duty on foreign rum.
In Committee of the whole House,
The Import: Bill was relumed, and having pro
ceeded as far as the clause providing for alraw
back on goods re-shipped, on which the Impost
ia >ten P a ? d > blank refpecfling the time al
lowed was filled with twelve, and the sum to be
retained, from the Impost paid in such cafe, one
pr. cent. 7
To counter-balance the loss of revenue which
would anfe from the drawback on Salt, the three
following articles, exported to foreign States,
were dutied at five cents each.
I? ri i e i d P r - quintal.
Pickled Fish, pr. barrel.
Salted Provisions, do
ProP ° fed r °" c P" tic "" r
tioria'ii^ ADI | S0 - N y° fe ' and ma de some obferva
ooTnrT" / of adopting them, and
that fl' ° Ut -° y t * le ' r P er:n iaoiisconfequences
m t motlon was withdrawn.
to be '-lii!! 1 T*V of , Mar >' land > introduced a clause
for the nil °r e J m P°ft Bill which provided
n K ° f a (Ilrc ount of pr. cent.
Merchant * leS lmp ° fed on Goods > Wares, and
inp- L'l? 17 : e ™P. ortedinAl nerican veffelsbelong-
States to Cltl 2ens, or a citizen of the United
as i'i' T F °PP°'" ed the addition of this clause,
nation W encre r fe shef he wei ght of that difcrimi
which alr.r ( orei & n dipping and Americaii,
ZZfy bo / e Sufficiently heavy on the
ready o-nn conceived that they had al