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LONDON. June 13.
Ceuit of King's Bench, Jun? JO.
Mr Erli lie mcved the court for a rule
to (how cause why a criminal information
(hould not be filed agai<>lt Majdr Arm
ftrbng,' some time (ince of the eleventh re
giment of foot The officer on whose be
half he made this application poflVflcd an
much bravery and taler.t .is any in rtu ser
vice ofhi* Majesty. It tvas no oti er than
Majjr General Coote ; and it Would on
ly be neceflary to read a few lines of the
General's affidavit to obtain the dbjeft of
the present motion ; but he was extremely
desirous the ptfolic should be informed of
ivhat had inducrd this truly valuable per
funage in WV- fe behalf he then addrelfcd
■ the court, to crave the protection of the
court, Gtneral Coote had not on'y ftrved
hi 3 country with the h'gheft degree of re
putation in the American war, but had also
held a difti guifhed command both in the
Welt Indies and on the lontinet, during
the prefeut contett, and was entrutled by
government to conduft the late expedition
ag tinft Oftend Notwithllanding the ad-
Wjity of the weather, and many concur
rent unfortunate circumltances, whieh no
prudence could pol&bly fortfee or
guard against, the objedt of the expediti
tion was molt completely accomplished,
though the ; rcturn Of the troops engaged in
it to was rendered impossible.
A Court Martial had' been demanded by
Captain Wiifon of the. Riyal artillery, on
tl xrwuduA of Major Armstrong, who .held
a command in that expedition, and was
granted, to try ni-ijor Armstrong on » charge
oi i-nnrwrticeCTl ■Jtfetn'gn ofhs pod ; of
which, afier a complete investigation of
his. whole c»ndu£t, he wai acquitted.
General Coote on this occalion was called
Upon, as one ol th fc present, to give hii
tetlimony as to the tranfa£t>on, without the
smallest interferenfce of hia own, a d aiiua
ted by no perianal resentment or the leall
degree ot malice againll Major Armstrong,
but he c<me there merely as an evidence.
Very after Majiir Armstrong was ac
quitted he fold his commission and a w|»ole
year elapsed before anv thing fur her took
place. At the end of that period, major
Armstrong sent a letter to General Coote,
which he duly received, and which was
dearly to the following purport Sir, I i
(hould not have been thus long silent ref
pefting the at temp to injure my character
by a gro undlqfs prolecutian, in which you 1
toak a chief and active part, had I not been
particularly employed iu Ireland. A» the |
* charges were malicioui in the extreme, and
so framed as to deftroymy fortune, repu
tation, and honor, I trull that, as an officer
and a gentleman, you will not refufc me
such an apology as I have a right to ex
pert." To this letter the following answer
was returned by General Coote :—" I have
to acknowledge the receipt of y ur letter.
The I gave on trial was upon' oath,
ai d according to my. confidence, and of
course explains itftlf, without admitting of
explanation As to what you charge me
with, of taking an a£ti*e part agaiolt you
on that rccaQon, it mull have arisen from
gtoCs mifi I took no part what*
ever in the buliuefs. further than I was
ob ig«d to do, if being called on to give
my evidence,'" Very soon after this, ma
jor rmftrong frnt General Coote the
following letti r which conftitutet the ground
ps the present mution : " Sir, 1 have had
the honaur of teceivirg yours, and caitnot
but express my furpnfe that you, as a geo
tlcman, fh.uld decline the acknowledgment
of your error j and I feel the deepest rrgret
at your retpfal to alhy those sensations
which have been wouadel by your malici
ous evidence.. I expeA you will immedi
ately appeint a time and place for our meet
isg. which I wilt take care to attend with
punctuality. Sould you not consent to
this mode of adjustment, I (hall take the
fitft oppurtunity of addressing you in such a
manner as my wounded honour cannot fail
to dictate ' Upon the receipt of this let
ter, (aid the learned coanfel, this mod hon
ourable a'd ditlicguifhed officer had felt it
to be his duty to make the present applica
tion to the court.
Lord Kenyori I'.iid, the general was per
fedtly right in what he had done.
Mr. Erikine observed, that Gen. Coote
swears he apprehends the contents of this
letter convrya a challenge to fight a duel.
His appeal to the court is to (hew the pub
lic that if insults fimilnr to the present are
permitted with impunity, it is the fault of
the parties concerned, and not of the laws
gf the country.
Lord Keny n said, this letter melt un
doubtedly ppeais, on the fir ft blush of it to
be a lil?el and h* challenge, unlcfs the writer
can otherwifc explain it. Tfcere mult be an
end of public justice if Judges, Jurors, or
*Witne<Tes, were liable to be called to aa ac
count ftr what they' did in thcic fcveral
capacities*—Rule granted ,
By the right hon. Lord Keith, K. B. vice
kd'uiral of (he Red and commander in
chief of hisißritanmc Majefty'* (hipt and
vessels employed and to be employed in
\Y he real the city of Genoa fend both the
Riviera* are recovered from <he pofl\ fiion of
SQhe enemy, and I am inclined to embrace AN APPRENTICE
the earlie'll opportunity of enabling the WANTED,
wretched to procure the nece-f- At tbe Qflke of the Gazette of the United
■ fary means of subsistence, with the least pof- States,
lible delay, by taking off the blockade, im-' t July 6
poled by Vny several proclamations of the
sth\ f Jrfiiudiy, and the Bi.h and the 25th
of March [att To far as they relate to the
ports of Genoa and Savona, and'the whole
of the haftera Rivi ra. I hereby notify
that those proclamation* or any other* issu
ed by me tor that purpnfe, ate o*» recalled
an) that it 'will e lawful for all lhips and
veffcls belonging to nations in amity with
his Brjtinnic majetly. and not Carry ng the
effects of majesty s tnnmies, to trade to and
f<t3m the aforefaid Genoa a d Savona, and
the whole »f the Eatiern Riviera only (till
further notice is given) whiah licen&c is to
comm nee at the expiration of 24 hours from
the date herrof And Ido by this procla
mation give i ifoimation thereof to all min
<■'titers at foreign courts, consuls, merchants
a'-d others concerned, in order that the fame
may be publicly m de known.
Given tinder my hand-and seal on board
hi 3 Britannic Majesty's ftiip Mino
taur. off Genoa, 4th June, 1800.
Signed. KEITH.
By command of the vice-admihd,
Signed. Nicholas Brows.
The following- is a {ketch of the p. flu re
of the Archduke Cha rtes. His royal high
ness is of a middlir . Ixe, (lender and well
mad ; his hair Is ?!>iq and a fl.ixen colour ;
.his forehead broad and beautifully ar
ched ; he has blue eyes, an aiquilirie j
lic it, pouting- li . , a round well ftiaped chin
ad a f'efti coloul '["he archduke's yoice is
clear meUKli^ >ui( his inrin graceful and of
capti<atinp; pai ijnfj's } his whole exterior Si
majelttc, with a cid dignity. All about
the i»yal h-ir poroplefs and fmple ;he has
neitlif 1 "'"ndid ftiit, nor niajjy servant*. 1
His table • s o ber and frugal tO' the higKeft
degree, fcjned by a pleating and entertain
ing i'° ,/fation. His manners of living
rt iuai' ialtered ;he rifei very early, dedi
caters ti* firft part of the day to prayer, and
i the r.raining hours, until- diriner time, to
buiiiiefe which lie refumei about an hour af
i t rwards.- Towards evening: his r'-yal high
ntf» allows himfelf a iew hours for recrea
tion, either filU with re-d , plajr
' irg on the piano forte, walkinir, ridinc.' or
visiting a friendly circle, and the theatre.
He is not a friend to noisy pleasures : hit
fin<; feelings and his Mtflily cultivated wind
prefer the nobler pleasures of the hear® to
raw sensuality. As a general and a hero we
know the archduke from his deed* : the bat
tles of Theinengen, Schlineeo, Oftrach and
Stackabb-, will render his name immortal in
history. This is a feint (ketch of the pic.
I ture of an Austrian Prirce, blefled by Ger
many,. revered by Kurope, efleemed even by
the enemy, and who will be admired by the
i latrft posterity
Trade interdi&ed with Baltimore,as
well as Norfolk. .
Blb mo. ai'sf, 1800.
WHEREAS the Board of Health
have received information that
a contagious disease, dangerous to the
community, now exists in NORFOLK,
(Virginia,) and also the CITY OF BAL
TIMORE, being, as is represented to
us, equally sickly.
Whereupon Resolved, with the as
sent and approbation of the Mayor, that
all vellels from thence, bound to the
Port of Philadelphia, bring too at the
Lazaretto, to receive a vilit from the
Resident Physician, and there wait the
determination of the Board.
And further, that noperfon (or goods
capable of retaining infettion) • from
permitted to come to the City or Coun
ty of Philadelphia, until they produce a
fatisfadlory certificate of their being at
•least 15 days in a healthy,ftate, from
thence, under the PENALTY OF FIVE
HUNDRED DOLLARS, agreeable to
the 7th fedlion of the Health Law, half
of which will be paid to the informet
on convi&ion. All proprietors of Sta
ges, both by land and water, are delired
to govern themselves accordingly.
By order of the Board,
Pete* KetseK, Secretary.
cy The Printers generally are request
ed to give this a place in their papers as
often as convenient.
For Baltimore,
Jam t s Vanjsn, Matter.
VV JTo fail on Saturday or TueMay
nexr Will take in Freight en moderate terms-
Application to be made to the captain on board
at Jeffe and Robert Waln*i wharf, or to
Levi Hollingsivorth Cs* Son.
lb. Gonaivea Coffee, and eight
tons of Logwood imported ia said brig, the
Coffee entitled to drawback on exportation.
August 20. dst.
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NEW-YORK, Augnft ai.
On Tuel'day latl, a barn belonging to Mr.
Van Sicfcel, ps New Lotts t (L. J.) was de
frayed by fire i the it is said, of
Tbe weather continues Coolo No yellow
f?yeryet, and the city more healthy than in
the winter : Every body is, or- may be,
employed in their different bccupatioiis. 'Last
this time, pur city was',-' in part, de
i'erted—Citizens. Ibe thankful; and inform
your country frierids.of out-exemption from
the Jaft two years calamity ; and they will
pour into'our market tlie produce of their
frutli a correspondent.
All infidels curse mod heartily, by "twen
ty gilds, or the Author of " Seri
ous - confide rations on the Elcftion of ;a
TrelVdent," publilhed by J. Furman.
They view it as' a bold and formidable attack
upon Mr. Jefferfon, their high - priest.
They fondly hoped that, could they have
made him Pielident," they would have rejoi
ced with Joel Barlow at " the of
goodlenic over the damnable iropoftures of
christian muitrifiery,"*
• See BarloW's letters to Fellows in the
Commercial Adveltiftr, August n, 1799.
ALEXANDRIA, (Virg.) August 19.
The captain of the Ranger, who with hit
crtw (a# has been already mentioned) were
committed to gaol, was bailed last week,
when he attempted to escape, but was ap-
, prehended and again put in prison. Sice
hit re commitment a letter hat been received
her.- from New-York relative to him, of
which the following it an ex watt.
", Augujl 13.
" Captain Morrel, of the schooner Feli
city. arrived from t' e Ifk- of May at this
port on the 6th i. ft. ard Sates that he bro't
out from that island a number qf men be
longing to the liauger, who agree in their
flory, viz.
• That the Ranger wat a Brit ilh priva
teer and owned in Gibraltar ; that the cab
tain wa oh Ihore at Savor , where the verfel
lay, and that Elibu Merchant, bein< then
firtt lieutenant, fciyed the opportunity to
run aw y with her, and cime to the lite of
May, where he obtained of laltand
proceeded with ihe and,part of the
crew, to the ; •
CHARLESTON, August 17.
The Americ*ri Capt.
■Talbot, anchored 6b ouj Bar the evening
before jaft, fijorn a cxuut off St. Domingo ;
tfherf 'she ha.s.teen sos the last fifteen months.
Her cruize having ended, -Hie is on her re
turn t& the northward.
, v The following information is handed to
ut by captain Parlous, of the schooner Fox,
from Cape ,.*i .
On the 151!; JJrited Statet fri-'
gate Confirmation', captain into
Cape Frintois, having sprung at. mail. The
next day general Moyfr, tb; commandant,
and hit suit, dined on board the Constitu
tion.»■ On his arrtVal on board, a salute of
1.5 guns was fired, which was returned from
the.fort. -uc
On the aad of July, the Cpnftitution, on
leaving the ■harbor, got a ground ; afiiftance
was afforded by the American captains on
ftiore ; (he got off without recoiving any
materia] damage. " This day the Conftclla
tion frigate, c ane in light to take the station
of jhe Constitution. On the 24th, put to
sea, with eleven fail uncfer the care of capt.
Befldes the.Constellation, the sloop ef war
Trumbull* Jewett, the Herald, Ruffe], and
the brig A-ugufta, M'Elroy, were left 011 the
St.. Domingo station.
On the 30th, an English (hip came into
the fleet, feitt-his boat on board the commo
dore, afterward* made fail and fleered to the
westward; we learnt from the commodore,
that, (he was called the Andromache, from
Halifax; she had with her an American
IBip which Aw bad captured two days before,
'from India bound to New York. The pre
tence for taking her waj, th« she was last
| from the IHe of Erance, and had taken in
part of her cargo there. They' appeared to
be (landing for New-Providence. The
eaptiin of the English frigate requeued the
commodore to permit him to overhaul the
fleet, hut he would not permit it.
On the 6th inflant we .arrived at the Bar,
where captain Talbot put on board of me his
clerk, with difpajchei for the navy agent,
and two French geirlemen which we*e pas
sengers on boars the frigate.
Insurance on American velTels had fallen
in London, a few days befote capt. Morrifon
failed, from ten guineas to five ; this il said
to be occafiontd by advices having been re
ceived from France'of the differences between
the American and Frencb republics, having
been fettled.
Houses to Let:
ONE large, convenient three story Btick
Dwelling-House, jrith four room* ou a
floor, and two Kitchens ; there is a pump
of and a raiu; water cistern in the
yard ; situate on the east Hide of Fourth-
Street, one door abore Race-Street, lately
occupied by Solomon Morothe.
A convenieut Three Story
: With a pleasant yard on the South fide
of Arch-Street, third door above Eighth-
Street. for terms apply at No. n6 Arch-
Awguft 4. mScwtf
vi; i
Gazttte of the United States.
TRIDAT evening august aa.
- ■ ' -PbffcADlLPHfvt, AuCVfiT »0.
Old 8 per C#Bt Stock for cadi log 3.4 a 109
N«wß per Cent Stock do. 108 3 8 *IOB 4 8
Six per Cent, (net amount)
Na»y 40. ' do. 87-
Thfce per Cent. • So. st
Deferred, - - - do. 84' . v -„
9 \NK United States, do. 31
' PennfyWania, do. »6
——. — North America, do. 48
lnfuranee comp. N. A. iharei 10 per cent, be
low par.
Pennsylvania, (hares, si per cent, id*,
Turnpike Sharei, 10 per cent, nnder par.
Bridge (Schuylkill) Stock, par. >
East-India Company of tf. A. .7 percent advance
Land Warrants, ij dolls, per 100 acres.
'Bills on Lon. at 30 days for cash .170 per ct.
Do. do. 60 days do. 168 do.
Do. db. 90 days do 166 a-j
Bills on Hamburgh at 60 days 36 a 37 cts.
per Mark Banco
D». in Amsterdam, 60 days 39 a 40 cts. per
The attention of our readers is re
qOefted to an Advertisement of the Com
miflioners of Weflmoreland county—:—lt
will be found in the firft page of this day's
0- The Federal Citizens of Phi*-
ladelphia, are requeued to meet at
Dunwoody's Tavern; Market street,
on. Monday evening next, at seven
Matter Duane, the luortlj Editor of the
Aurora, contends that the claim of birth
within the United States which was set up
by his amiable, friend, countryman,and fellow
fubjeft Thomas Kafh, the pirate and mur
derer, ought to have been admitted by the
co'urts 'of the United States, and he appears
jo be the morj strenuous in hit advocation
of that claim, as he an'd mailer Nafli
stand iii precifefy the. feme relation to t|i':s
country,—with regard to birth,—-\n other
refjte'tts, we coniider Nafli as 'he least ob
There was no record of Nafh's birth with
in the United States, nQr qould the fliadow
of proof be produced lupport his allega
tion. The production of a Parilh Register,
or any 6ther evidence, idmiffable iri law,
that William Duane. the infamous calumni
ator of Wafbihgton, was born within the
United State's, or within two thousand miles
of their territory, would be equally impoffi
His Biitannic Majesty's Conlul General re
queltefi the Editors of the New-York
■ Papers to give"the"f(illowing Rel'olutions
t of the Council of the island of
a place in their papers, he having ieceiv«d
a mortification from his honor the lieut.
Governor of that Island, that they bad
been adopted.
NEW-YOkK, Augul *0 1800.
In Council July 17, 1800.
Refolyed, That his honor the Go
vernor be advised to recommend to the seve
ral officers of his Majesty's Customs at the
several port of this island, to permit the
IRETR importations cf llieep, hogs, poultry,
fniall live ftoik of all kinds, salted and all
other provisions, and lumber of every de
scription, as well in Britilh, as in all other
vefiels belonging to neutral and all othef
Statet in amity with Great Britain from the
day of the date hereof until the 31ft day of
December next, and until 6 months notice
shall tffc given to the contrary upon the like
terms, charges, and condition's, and fubjeft
to the fame rules, regulations, vifitftiont
and fcjrches as are observed with refjeft to
vefiels importing privifiotfs to this Island.
Resolved, that all neiitral veflcls impor
ting the foregoing articles under authority
of the above Resolution, be permitted to
export rum and molaflrs from any port or
ports, place or places within this island, upon
the like terms, stipulations, charges and con
ditions as are obfervrd with refpeft to
British veflels in the like cases.
M. ATKINSON, Clk. Crunc'l.
It is r.entioned in some of the papers that
the Trench frigate La Vengeance lately
funk in the harbour of Curracoa—We
ffcould like to know from what authority
this r.ircumftance is dated—-not long since
cordage, &c. was sent from this port to re
fit her.
[Tbe above is cofied from tbe JV. York
Gazelle, and, if true, is a shameful
fact, and leaves a vast feld Jor dis
cussion as to tbe principle oj furnish
ing an enemy wilb tbe means of car-
Tying pn tbe mar against «i.]
A Melancholy /fcciJent.
On Tuesday, the 19th i.>(l about 6
o'clock In the evening, as Mr William R-
Phillips son of Mr. Ralph Philips near
Trentoo, New Jersey, w * returning home
on horseback from a neighbour'.* his horse
ran with him between the fence and a tree,
which flood in the road, f > near the tree as
to strike it with hi) thigh and his head
His thigh snd scull were both fraftured by
the violence ofche blow, and he fell, almost
lifelefs, from his horse. • He was taken up
ard carried into a house, where he died in
about half an hour. Mr. Phillips was in
the 2zd year of his age, amiable in his man
ners, and in every refpeft a promising mem
ber of society.
« Death loves a (hining msrk, a ingle blow;
> A W»«». which, wW* it i
And*atib» th»«*»H wuh* fcg* /»V
"V* i .?>«£]»
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-[The fallowing should silence all
thofit who murtour against, the B.iarcJ of
Health, for fufpsnding the Intere®urfe with
A letter from a gentleman in Baltimore,
to hii friend in this city, Hates, that, at Fell*
Point on Sunday lad, there were II tfcaths.
The writer of the above has since loft a fa--
Was fought at Hoebuek. oa Sunday mor
ning by Mr. Jacob- Abr Ham's of N York,
and a M:-. Henry-R. A. Demist- t the firfl
lire was without effcft ; the ftctind Mr. D.
received a flight wotfnd in hr» right ftioulcJer
—dftcr. whieh Mr. D- toads Coiccffions ; (hook, hands and rctarned to the
-citf-. ' '
. The cailfe of diQ>ute wm, Mr. D. used
fomerafti exprtffiont, Kuohing the charade*
of Mr. A'» father; 3 "
• »
Married last evt-ninp, bythenßev. Jacob
J. Jane way, Mri WiLMAjftW. Moasi,
one of the proprietors of the JTew-Haven
Messenger, to the agreeable 'Miss Sally
Hammet, of this city.
Died} —Last week at Brooklyn, John
S. D. Montmullen. He fpid h* lived in the
state of Vermont. He has a brother alio
io Savannah, Georgia..
—, at Norfolk, (Virginia,) Mr. E
manuel C Quinn.
of the Church of Roms, lately arrived from
Ext a 8 of a 1 tterfram ngtnlfema* in if ant*,
to bit fri.nd in Nau-jTork, dated iht 10th
»f Junt, 18oa.
" The negociation* art said to wear a
▼try fatiifa&ory appearance—it .teems they
have met with some delays, owing solely to
the First Consuls absence. He it doing
wonders in Italy and it is beliited he will
soon be maftcr of thfit fine country, and will
again command peace at. their gites or per
haps in Viei na itfclf. 'J he present govern
roe< t ij greatly chained for the better—it
has restored internal peace. and' employs
every rii. ane to have it with all "the world.
Property is rsfpefted, and we »H", enjoy a
tranquility which has not beep lnjbwn for*
long time."
For the Ghzzn* of tbi UmrtoState#
To the Governor of tbe State rf'PertnsjU
THE man whofc walk extfWJs not be-
yond-the limits of private life, by whose
virtues" Human Nature is not adorned, nor
by whose vices degraded—whose conduft,
-if honorable, can but cheer the domeflic cir
cle, and,* if vicious, can but light the lamp
of his own villainy—that man jjiight glide
down, the >curr«frit of life, unnbfcr*ed, for hi»
little bark is not laden With stores which can
impoverMh or augment'the public flock.
But wh'enaman bas launched on the politi
cal ocean in the vefiVl of! State, and the peace
and the prosperity of* his .'country float in
his train, the genius of foc'tal'order, and the
demon of discord w 11 alike Ypark his career
—-thi one with gentle gales will,waft him
onward to the harbor as honor, wfyle the
other will blow the blast of oppoTuion, Rea
dy, and llrong and loud ; his veflej may be
(battered in the storm, and the wejjmi of hi»
country (bipwrecked on the fliores.of anar
chy, a prey to the harpies of a foreign land.
Sir, the portrait of your life has ever been
marked with the fame traits; in'f lerce and
vanity, in glowing colours ftitwe forward in
the piece, while opprefliol) and tyranny lurk
ed behind, visible. only to the eyes to which
the portrait wa= familiar. Artifta of expe
rience, and artists of taste have wifely judged
that such a poi trait fliould not be placed by
the portraits of Jay and Ellfworth io the
public Hall of State, but left it to fill fame
useless Niche, while others more fplendicl
and more fair, were brought to view ; .yet
while the ferttry (lumbered, it' Ijas 'jijen
adorned with a borrpwed frame, >rhofe guidy /
tinsel dazzled the "people's eyes,"
been placed in a conspicuous ftatiotr. Here
then, let us analyse it ; let us judge it.; not
by a contrail with those which hang arp.und
it ; for it mocks all contrafl.
The (Irong and the lure criterion by which
to judge of man corre&ly, is the comp irifon
of his profrffions with his condnfl. Cata
line and Cato, Sidney and Cromwell cijuW
alike speak mufir to the ear; the patriot
can modulate his voice to .the ears of the
mob ; kut virtue alone ii confident ; h'e'r
pr> fcflloni are not at variance with Mr
, I will not recite the facility with which
your toygue wa> tuned to the Drain Of op
position, vhen Britain passed the (lamp aftj,
nor the key which tuned it.; I will not tra'c<
the vibrations of your mind 'till it was fet
tled by the fees of a colkctorlTupj when this
gold Which propped it up was withdrawn by
the royal order ; I will not purfue'it 'till the,
dreams of popularity it on the other
extreme ; I will not analyse the T,
will not examine the eonftitutionafift of
1780, nor the easy tmfitii-n which inte:eft'
could make to thefederalift of 1788 ; I will
not trare the feelings of pride and vr.nitjr
and revenge ; I will not explain the state*
of that mind which experienced rlegle&'and
leral bench, nor point to its last vibration,
where it was chained by the hydra of jaco.
>inifm. Here were a field in which Icould
riore than speculate. The moralist might
lere sigh for the degradation of human na
ure, and the statesman colleft wifdotn.
iid thedreanri) of popularity are fleeting and '
rantitory, you will be judged by a monitor
fhich -hovers around the bed,of the murder-
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