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PARIS, May 6.
Ctn, Daol/es to the Minijier oj War.
~H. Schaffhaufen, My 2.
" Our continual movements fioce the 25th
of April having had for theirobjedi the uni
tißg of the army 00 its right, I did not
think fit to acquaint you with the rcfult,
until after the operation fhoulJ'be com-,
" I he Genera! in Chuf,. in consequence
of the orders which he hau received from
govertment to commerce the campaign, de
termined to maioeuvre in front on the Rhine
and in the tear on the defiles of the Black
Fore it, in order to unite bis army about
SchatThaufen and Smetlingeq. - Jt was ne
eeflary to combine these operaions so as to
avoid any doubtful engagements in several
days marchi g ; which was the-more diffi
cult on account oT the defiles which we had
to travel fe, on account of the paffagc of the
Rhine which was to be; tffedled, nndof tj'e
central position of the enexy at Donautf
ch:ng n, which enabled them to bear more
quickiy than we could, with all their forces,
on any of the points jt the line that we
" I he General in Chief ordered Lieut.
General St. Su?afme to commence the o
peiatiohs on the morning «f the 25th, by
marching from Kehl against Offenbourg ;
and Lieut. Gen. St. Cyr was directed to
proceed by Old Brifac against Fribourg.—
Gei. Si Suzanne, after a v ry brisk atrtion
repulsed the eremy to Offenbourg, took a
piece of cannon and -about too prisoners.
His right took a position at Boderveytr,
Velaffcti and- Appenvit, his ieft at Vil
flett, Griefen and Lands. In this engage
ment he had to regret the loss of Citizen
Dubois Crane--:, Chief of Brigade of the ill
regiment of Ciiaffeurs, a very dillinguifhed
" Gen St. Cyr took hi* po fit ion at Fri
-hnilrg driving'«■■■ j iliiig'he met be fate
him. The fame day the General in Chief
ordered to pass by Basle a division of the
corps of refervr, commanded by General
Richepauie,, who to.,k a pof;ti..n at Shel
lingen, and on the De, ouchc de Kander».
V 2 6ih, General St. Suzanne re
mained in his position, and Gen. St. Cyr as
sumed a menacing appearance in the valley
of La Kinfig. in ord r to appear to blend
his operations wtlh those of Gen. St. Su
•• That general received orJer« on the
27th, to rtiiie to Kehl, in order to return
by the left bank of the Rhire to Bfifac,
and from thence to fribourg, where he
ftould have arrived on the 3 th.
••.Gcn.-St. Cyr, who had orders to .d
---vani t from Fribuurg to St. Blaize by Tot
tenc u, and tojnake rapid marches, com
mcncid hm operations the fame day.
•' The two divisions of Generals Delmas
and Leclerc fct out from Bade, and advdii.
ced to Seckingen, without meeting anyob
ftacle Ge >. Richepanfe had ordtrs t<. ad
vance to St. Bluife by the valley of La Veif
fen, t . support the mnvements of Gen. St.
Cyr, ac.well as to cover tlie right of the di
»;6.<ns ot Delma and Lfclerc.
•' On the J9'h, Geo. Delmas forced the
potfiiori of the enemy, who were entrench
ed on the Ala, taking two piece* of cannon
and 200 prifoneri. Fhe attack and pursuit
were fi> rapid, that the enemy driven from
thofc works, had n-it time to destroy the
bridge a»d form behind the river. Adju
tant general Coeborn was one of the full to
pais t!.c torrent, let-ping on the (hr uldcri of
n grenadier: At the f.ime time General
Richepai.fe drove fr. m St Blaife four of
the ei.troy's battalions that occupied it, and
took 150 prifoneri.
" Gen. St. Suzanne took 3 petition at
Fribourg, Gen St. Cyr at St. Blaife, and
the ci-rps r.f refirve on the Wutack. In this
ma ch Gen. I.erfct was (lightly wounded.
Th fame day gen. Richtpaufe united him
felf w th tKe coips de reterve.
»• On the 111 of May gen. St. Sezanne
wan to march against Newftad md Ltffin
g n. Gen. St. Cyr advanced to Snulin
gen, of w'uch he took a position, after a
*ry brisk r ngagt mtnt. He took some pri
fontrs and a magaziae.
" The corps de reserve passed the Wu
i;ck, puihing the enemy vigorously.
" Gen. Lecourhe paCed the Rhine, bet
wren Srhaff ..-tufts ai.d Stein. This pas
s.- e wis msde with prodigious rapidity.
C- n. Lecour e hid combined his meant
iri'h fticii precision, that in an hour and an
half the bri.ige wit thrown over, and with
in three howis his wfcole corps had t ken its
p -fiiion on th.- ritfhc bank of the Rhine
The enemy refilled only in the village of
Buffingen- Ihe rtfult of the engagements
on the three paints < f the pafiage :s between
7 and 800 prifor.ers a major, 8 officers, 3
pieces of cannon, and also the occupation of
the ciillle of Hohenwil, which surrendered
by capitulation. The fort is aJmoft impreg
nable, and was provided with 80 pieces of
" Since the commencement (if the opera
tions to the prtfe< t time, the loss of the en
emy on the whole extent of the line may a -
mount to about 15CO priforert, and 6 pieces
" The enemy appear to be taking pofli-f- !
fion of the line of Stockach, and the army j
is now marching to e aage them. It is u
o:ted, with the exception of the cotps com- 1
tnaoded by gen. St. Suzanne.
' 1 fend you a copy of the capitulation
<f t' e fort of Hohenwil. All the Generals
praise the brwery \of the folrliers, and the
real and intilligence of the officers.
l> Health and Refptit,
VIENNA, April 26.
From tlx Court Ga%cttc.
According to accounts received ittVe from
General Me'.as,. from Madonna di Savona,
Varragio, and Saffcllo, From the iith to
the 17th inftaiit, he continues his operati
ons in the Riviera, ar.d against Genoa.
Every where the enemy makes the mod ob
stinate resistance, and in one of the different
engagements, which happened on the nth,
betwean Logareto and Monte Fujjle, they
could only be driven to flight by the unex
ampled bravery of oilr grenadiers, and the
fkilful manner in which they made ufa of
the bayonet. A chief of brigade, several
Hall-officers, and sixty privates were msd<»
prifowers on this ofcafion : Msffena hir. felf
was in danger of being taken, end was sav
ed with the greatest difficulty by his troops.
On the fame dey FieH-Mar(hal Lieutenant
Etfnits was attacked on Wonte St. Giaco
mo, by the French General of diviCon,
Souchct, whom he repulsed, but net with
out considerable loss.
At the fame time, the advanced polls of
Field Marshal Lieutenant Kaitn were at
tacked near Chaumons by a division of troops
under General Thurreau, frotp Briancon,
but he repulftd them beyond the Thora, —
On the preceeding day, however, the ene
my had fuccreded, favoured by a fog, in
surprizing the brigade of General Ulm on
the height of Sette Pani, and in driving
him from that post, after which he joined
Field Marshal Lieutenant Elfcitz, in hia
position on Monte St. Giacotna.
On the 12th at ten in the morning,
brigades of our left wing were violently at
tacked at several points, by the enemy who
succeeded in oiflodging the regiment of Ter
ay and a battalion of Reifly from the high?
ell point of the Armetta, after they had
sustained the mod furious attacks. The
fire continued from ten in the morning till
night, with confiderablc loss on boath fides.
The Brigade of General Sticker maintain
ed its position. This event induced Gene
ral Melaq, on the 13<h, to order the bri
gades of BusTy andLatternsann to theheight*
of Arbigola and Monte Reggioo, to attack
the enemy with a concentrated force. The
latter endeavoured to be beforehand with
him and on the evening of the 14th, Gen
eral Count St. Julien was attacked in front
by about 4.000 men, coming down from
Mount l'Ametta, 2000 men attempting, at
th« fame time, to make themlelves mailers
of Saddle, and thus to menace that Gene
ral's front and rear 5 but he maintained his
position in spite of their repeated attacks,
and on the 15th, the four brigades BusTy,
Bramann, Bellegarde, and Sticker, advan
ced. so that the left wing of the army was
on Monte Lodrino, the centre on Stella St.
Giuft'na, aud the right wing, confiding of
a brigade of Greuadiers, on the heights of
Albizola. At twr> in the afteroon, the
enemy, with their usual impetuoHty, attack
ed both wings. but were repulsed by the
brigades of Lattermann, BusTy, and St. Ju
lien ; the engagement only terminating at
nine in the evening.
On the 15 th, the enemy were driven from
Saflttto, and Gen. Melas led the abovemen
tioned brigades against till Ametta, order
ing th? regiment Stuart, with one of them,
to Monte Faj.tle, to eflablifh a communica
tion with the troops under Field Marshal
0n the 14th, Field Marshal Lieut, Ho
henzollern was at Lavezara, and his ad
vanced post close to St. Pietro d'Arena.
Throughout that reighborhood the country
people have taken up arms against the com
mon enemy • and as Field Marshal Lieut.
Ott has likewise advanced to Calvari, on the
Rif.tgno, and his advanced pofl extending
jfto/n from Cretto to Quinto, on the fea
coafl; we must expeft further intelligence
from this concentrated situation of the ar
my against Genoa. Gen. Melas promises
soon to fend positive intelligence; of our
own and the enemy's loss.
By several couriers sent hither by Gen.
Melas, we hive received the following in
telligence refpetting the further operation
of his army.
From the 73th to the 17th, the engage
ments continued without interruption. Gen.
Maflena made five different attacks upon the
flower of his army. A corps of 6000 grena
diers led by him in person, had 3000 killed
and 1800 made prisoners. Maflena was al
io in the hands of an Imperial chafleur, whom
a French chafleur (hot, and thus liberated
his general. Maflena feeing that his troops
were beaten in every quarter, withdrew to
Genoa with 18,000 men, the remainder of
his army of 29,000, and is now entirely
blockaded. He attempted to escape by sea,
hut was forced by the Englilh to return,
when he made proposals to Gen. Melas to
capitulate, demanding the free departure of
him-felf ?nd his army ; his offers were reje&-
ed, and ht was informed, that from the fi
tusti.Mi cf affairs, a capitulation could not
be granted, ai.d that he nuift surrender at
difcrelion. A courier is now hqitrly expe£l
td, with intelligence of the surrender of
Maflena and the red of his army, which is
Paid to fader greatly from want of provi
The obflinacy and inveteracy of the con
tending armies lurpaffed that which they had
rvinced in the battles of Novi and on the
Trebbia. The loss of the French, who
fought like desperate men, has been very
great ; but our own has likewise not been
considerable. By sea Admiral Lord Keith
blockades Genoa in such a manner, that du
ring the day tiVe his fleet is always drawn
up in uider of battle, and at night the
whole fleet (even the imalleft vefiels) are
illuminated, and ftationrd in /ueh a manner
as to make it entirely impossible even for
Maffcoa to escape in pevfon-
Freni Ms. Wickbatn to Lord G+cnville.
ULM, M»7 8.1800
The enemy by Withdrawing their whole
fofr'ce from the Northeafl frontier of Swit-.
zerland, were enahlej to unite a force of
100,c6a men. The position of Stokach
was attacked on the 3d with a very superior
fores, and chivied with some Toss on the
part of the Auftriaas. At " the fame time
the main x>t the French, commanded '
by General Moreau in person, made a des
perate attack upon the Austrian force under
General Kray, at Engen ; but after an ob
ftiuate coiuell, and ItcriiiciHg immense num
bers of men,-they were obliged to desist. In
the mean time, the Archduke Ferdinand,
who h.'.d defeated a body #f the enemy that
had attempted to cut him off, effetted his
, junflion with the- main army. In confe
quencf, howestr, 6f the Itfs of Stokach,and
the absence of fevrral cbnGderable detach
ments, General Kray found himfeJf u.ider
the neceflity of withdrawing in a direftton
tawardi the Danube. In the course of this
march he was attacked aghin 011 the sth, in
a temporary position at Moelkircb, by the
whole French army, who were again repulsed,
after an obstinate conflidl and experiencing
a loss much greater than that of the Auf
trians. The French did not venture to re
new the attask in the flight, or on the next
morning. On the 6th the Auftrians took
up a position behind the Danube, between
Riedlingen and Sigmaringen, without any
opposition fron) the enemy ; and on the Bth
had again repaired that river, and were pre
paring to advance. The Archduke Ferdi
nand is reported to have diltinguifhed hirn
It cannot be defied that the masterly ma
noeuvres of General Morfau completely suc
ceeded in diverting ( the attention of General
Kray from the actual point of attack. The
latter was induced to consider the feint made
by General Suzanne as the real operation,
and he was concentrating his forces at Do
nauelchingen while jhe French were enabled
to pass the Rhine without any check, and
turn the positions of the Audrian army.
The country to which General Kray has re
treated is, however, more favorable to the
effedtive display and evolutions of the Aus
trian cavalry, against which, in numbers,
discipline, and every other refpeft, it is ad-''
mitted by all the military raen, that tUe re
publican cavalry cannot make head. The
French have been much indebted for their
late fucccfles to superiority of numbers.
ADMIRALTY-OFFICE, May ic.
Letters received this morning from Lord
Keith, dated April lift, mention fe»eral
importast advantages gaiued by the Aufi
trians in the vicinity of the city of Genoa,
under the walls ef which place the French
have been obliged to concentrate their force.
In many attacks the fire of the Englilh|fhips
was employed with considerable efTeft.
DOWNIXG-STREET, May 10.
From Hon. Mr. Windbnm, to LordCretl
" ■ —•' villi. _
" Florence, April 29, 1600.
" The latefl news arrived this morning '
from the vicinity of Genoa, Rates, that
Maflena, having been a second time at Vol- !
tri, on the :Bth inft. was obliged to take re
fage, with the remains of his army within
the walls of Genoa; and that all the strong
ports and forts without city were in the
hands of the combined powers, under the
command or General Melas and Admiral
The combined Brefl fleet canfifls it faii
not of 30 but of 40 fail of the line, and the
force in troops which they had on board at
the time they were on the point of failing
when the appearance of the British fleet off
Brest prevented from tarrying into execution
heir design, is made to amount to 24,000.
The minister has disposed of the lottery
oh the mod advantageous terns for the
profluce in his budget statement,
was calculated only at zco,ooel. but at 16I
>•«. sd. a ticket, it will amount to 116,2501.
above that Turn.
A powerful expedition is certainly prepar
ing to fail, it is to consist of 13 000 men,
under.the command of Sir Ralph Abercrom
by. The old regimemts of Gibraltar and
Minorca, are, it is reported, to form a part
of this force, and being replaced, by militia
corps, will be embarked for Genoa, from
whence a tombined army of Britlh and Im
perial troops is to We marched into the fauth
A letter received from an officer on board
Admiral Sir Alan Gardner's ship, dated off
Brest the 18th infl. states, " that fix fail of
French line of battle (hips came out of that
harbour for the purpose of getting in a con
voy which they were greatly in want of,
when Lord St Vincent made the signal to
Admiral Berkeley's division to chafe, which
they did, hut the Ihips escaped back into 1
port, and it is (aid the convoy also got in
during the chafe.
Mr. Batram, the English Consul at Civiti
Vecchia, was robbed and mnrdered on his
way to Rome—M. Gorges, late Chief of
the Chooans, finding, since he refufed a si
tuation in the French army, that lit was
watched, and appreheniive for his fafety, has
escaped London.—Dumorier, who made his
peace with Louis XV.IIL by presenting the
planforadivirfion on the coast from Gliarente
to Ems, was the medium of reconciliation j
between the French King and the family of'
Orleans. He is said to have submitted ?.
plan for a division of Europc,between Ruflja,
Prtiffia, France,and Spain.
Captain Palmer, of the Selby, arm.'xl ship
on. the 3d of May, unfortunately termina-
ted hiseltiftence, at Sheemefs, with a-piftol
—About# j fume time Benj. Prig died in
Broadway, Wrftniinftcr, from haying re
ceived by Mjftake, and swallowed too large
a quantity of opium.
The duke d'Angouleme, is is said, had
appointed to leave Mittau early in April, to
join the army as Conde, destined for Minor
ca, where the duke of Orleans, Bcc. are to
wait with it till the fuccefsof the Aultrians
fliall encourage the ftandard of France
to be raised in Provence, at' which time a'l
the Emigrant corps in the pay of Britain
and supported by a Britith army, are to en
deavour to re-eftablilh the Throne.
General Pichegru retides near Auguftmrgh
under the name of Perone. Dumourier, on
theiftot'May, returned to Altorta from
The Spaniards are said to have at Manil
la 1,6000 regulars and militia, and to have
fitted out i3o' gun veflels to repel the ex
pected attack of the Englith.
The archduke Charles left Prague, the
26th April, for Bedgwor. The Heredita
ry Prince.of Orange had arrived at Berlin.
Mr. Mellilh of London lately gave a poor
fellow and fettled 011 him an annuity
of £SO. far picking up his pocket book,
containing about £19,000. and honestly
running after him with it.
Weunderftand it was yeftetday.determi
ned that Hatfield Ihhould be tried at the
Old Ba'tlj fefiians.
1 Previous to this General's,quitting Paris,
he Wiote along letter to Caroot, minister
at War, on the causes of his detention.
In this Letter, he pays great refpedt to the
sentiments entertained by Buonaparte in re
gard to him.
On the 17th of march (fays General
Mack) I had an audience with the First
Consul, 011 which I pr.omifed, for myfelt
and the officers of mv General Staff, to re
turn to France within three months, from
the day on which we (hould be fuffered to
depart from Paris, should I not succeed in
elTe&ing tlie r.turn of Generals Grouchy
and Perignon to Paris, on their parole. The
First Consul having agreed to this prnpofal,
which I made to him verbally,' and having
promised that he would immediately give or
ders to the Minister ot War to that pur
pose, I had reason to expedt that the- War
office would make the neceflary arrange
ments for my departure, the more so, as the
First Consul, a few minutes after my au
dience, had sent me word, by General
Clarke, that he wilhed I might
plrture, for five or fix days; as he intended
to have another conference with me."
General Mack then proceeds to observe'
that he was 111 daily expe&ation of receiving
his dispatches, but he received only dilatory
answers. He enters into a comparison of
his own situation with that of La Fayette,
who was confined, not as a prisoner or war,
but agreeable to the principles of the coa
lition at that time, for h'a\mg been one of
the promotors of the French Revolution.
He was himfelfa prisoner of war.
He then ob&rves, that the benevolent
intentions of the chief Consul were evident,
from his fending for him from Dijon to
Paris. " This was proved to me by every
thing, daring the firft time after my arrival
at Paris, and I had even unequivocal con
vincing proofs, that the First Consul was
| fully Jetermined to fuffer me to depart as
soon as I ftiould have had a certain eonfe
rente with him, for which I had never ap
plied, but of which the First Consul, from
his refpe&afele wilh to restore peace, had
perhapsexpefted that it might contribute in
a flight degree to bring matters neararto
the point. This conference took place, and
I was ready to depart in a few days after
wards. Not without reafoT) had I prepar
ed for my departure ;but alas !it seems I
have not been so fortunate as to please in
this conference ; not from having given any
cause whatever for exciting suspicion, with
j refpeft to my fineere dedre of not wishing
to contribute to the restoration of peace
with my country, but from having freely
declared my opinion refpe&ing the means
of efletting this peace. No doubt, it was
: not canfidered that, the nature of an inter-
I vention, the business of which could only
be to bring both parties nearer to each
i other, requires a double language, and that
on such an occasion he who defends, against
the French, the cause of the English, must
not, 011 that account, be considered as their
partizan ; for, fn.cerely interelted in the
peace, he would immediately defend the
cause of the French, had he to speak of it to
the Englifti, or their allies. I r. quc/i you,
Citizen Minister, not to think it strange
that I mention these particulars to you.
Do not thiilk thera as foreign tp my cafe
You citizen Minister, niuft at length do me
that justice which I have requeued tc.o
long. My cafe belongs to your depart
ment.— Fof 13 months past, incompetent
judges have overloaded me with a(Xs of in
justice, for I cannot believe that War Mi.
nifters, or those employed under them have
advised the fliameful violation of the laws
of war to which 1 have been fqbjetfted, be
cause I am convinced that every one belong
ing to the military department of the Re
public ails conformably to the principles of
honour, justice, and equity.
" I beg you will accept th» assurance of
the hijjh esteem with which I ha ve the ho
nour to be/Scc,
" Paris, 17 Qermial, year 8 (April 7)"
Laws of the United States.
Sixth Congress of the United States
At the Firfl Seflion, begun and held
at the City of Philadelphia, in the
State of Pennsylvania, on Men.
day, the fecund of December,
one thousand seven hundred
and ninety nine.
Supplementary to an cB, intituled. " An
cS to establish the compensation of offi.
cers employed in tbe collection of the du
ties on impost and tonnags."
BE it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of tbe United States
of America, in Congress assembled, That
from and after the thirtieth day of June next,
there (lull be allowed and paid annually', to
and for the use of th? several collegers and
furveyori, appointed and to be appointed
pursuant to law, and employed in the col- '
ledlion of the duties of imports and tonnage, '
in the diftjifts hereinafter mentioned, in ad»
dition to their fees and emoluments other
wise allowed by law, the funis following
refpeftively, that is to fay : To the colletl
ors of Paffamaquody, Waldborough, and
St. Marks, two hundred ami fifty dollars
■each ; To the collectors of Machias, Great
Egg-Harbour, Little Egg-Harbour, Perth-
Amboyj Bridgetown, Sunbury, and George
town in Maryland, one hundred dollars
each ; and to the collectors of Sag-Haibour,
Rrunfwick in Georgia, and Dumfries, fifty
dellars each : To the surveyors of B rmo
da hundred, one hundred and fifty dollars;
and to the surveyor? of Newport, Provi
dence, Port Royal, Alexandria and Say»
brook, one hundred dollars each. .
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That
in lieu of the conimiffiens heretofore allowed
by law, thej-e shall from and after the thir
tieth day of June next, be allowed to the
colleftors for thediflri&s of Altxmdria,Pe
terlburgh and Richmond refpeflively, two
and an half per centum, on all mon : es which
fliall be collefted and received by them.
To the colledlor for the diilridt of Boston
and Charleftown, and to the Collcdors of
Baltimore and Philadelphia, three eights of
one per centum. To the colleftors of
Charleflon, South-Carolina, Salem and Nor
folk, and Portfinouth, three quarters of one
per centum. To the colle&rr of the diftrifl
of Portland, one per centum for, and on
account of the duties arising on goods,
wares, and merchandize imported into the
United States, and on the tonnage of Ihips
and vessels. r
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That
it shall be the duty the collc&ors of the
several diftrifts of Philadelphia, New-York,
Boston, Baltimore, Norfolk, and Charleston,
and they are hereby refpeaively direfted to
deposit for c,olleftion in the bank of the
United States or at aa office of difcaunt ahd
deposit of the said bark, all the bends taken
or to be taken by them for duties by virtue
of nny law of the United States: bul on
all money colle&ed by the said banks, the
commifTjpners aforefaid are to be allowed, the
said colleftors in like manner a; if received
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice-President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
Approved, May io, A. D. ißco.
President oj the United States.
WAYNE COUNTY TAXES.
THE owners of unimproved lands, in Wayne
county, are h»ref>y notified, that Tales are
become payable thcrron for the years I -"99 and
1803. Those who have not already paid their
taxes, are hereby required to discharge the fame
to JOHN BRINK, Ef-jiiire, Trcaforer of said
County at Milford, within three month* irom
this date, otherwise proceeding* to sale, according
to the a& of fiem bly in fuel, cafe provided, will
be had by the Commifiioners lor the f.id county.
Asa Stenton, "J
John Cart n, J. Commifiioners
Jtbannes Van Etten, \
E. Kello&g, Clk.
July 9,1800 d pot
July 9 'b, 1800.
The Governor having politely granted the
Board of Health ,s superior accommodation
than where the office has bern lately kept,
the public are informed that after the icth
instant, the Health-Office will be removed
to the State-House ; where those who have
any thing to fend their connexions perform
ing quarantine, will please to forward be
fore 8 o'clock, at which time there will
punctually be a conveyance 6 days in eacli
week to the vtflels detained by law.
By order of the Board,
W.M. ALLEN, Health-Officer.
A PRINTING PRESS coicpktf,
Old Lo'.c Prir>.tr.
Stnali Pica oa pica body (rcw an.l old
Engii.Ti, (two small founttj
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