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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Monday, May g.
Petitions in favor of the British treaty were pre
sented by MefTrs Dwight Fofler, Ames, S. Lyman
Biadbury and Thatcher.
Leave of absence was obtained by Mr. I. Smith
for a week, and by Mr. Goodhue and Mr. Paiker,
f.tr the remainder of thefelfion.
Mr. W. Lyman, from the committee appointed
to take into conti«jeration the fituetion of the for
tifications and harbours, &c. of the United States,
made a report, which was twice read and referred
to a committee of the whole.
Mr. Murray presented a memorial from Harrifon
and Sterett, of Philadelphia, in behalf of James
Swan of Boston, rtfpe&ing a bill of exchange for
I ?0,000 dollars, drawn on JDellard, Swan and Co.
of Paris, which had been tianfmittea by the fecre
taiy of the treafnry at Philadelphia to Mr. Mon
roe Ihe American minister at Paris, who was to
transmit the amount when received to the banker
of the United Sutes at Amsterdam, which sum
had been duly paid by Mr. Monroe but which the
secretary of the treasury here reftifed to pay, until
he of the amount being received at
Amsterdam i the relief therefore
of Congress. The petition was referred to the
committee of claim's.
The bill for laying certain duties on carrjages,
and for repealing the former aft for that purpjfe,
was read a third time, the blanks filled up and pas
sed. Coaches which before paiJ ten dollars a year,
are advenced to fifteen ; chariots, from sight to
twelve ; coaches with pamiels, from fix to nine
dollars; coaches without pannels (a dcfcription not
in the former law) fix dollars ; curricles, chairs,&c
advanced from two to three dollars ; two wheelec
carriages of an inferior kind advanced from on
iwo . hilars a year.
Mr. Bourne reported a bill for altering the cir
euit courts in Vermont and Rhode-Island, which
was twice read, and ordered to to be engrossed for
a third reading.
Mr. Goodhue made a report refpe&ing an in
crease in the salary of the Accountant General,
which was laid upon the table.
Mr. Samuel Smith called up the resolution laid
upon the table some days ago, relative to officers
salaries, which, after undergoing considerable de
bate and some amendments, passed in the following
form, by the yeat and nays being taken upon it,
and a committee was appointed to bring in a bill.
" Resolved, that there be allowed and paid for
the year 1796, to the fccretaries of state, treasury
aud war departments, treasurer, comptroller, audi
tor, register, commissioner as revenue, purveyot,at
torney general and post maiter general, in
addition to their refpeftive salaries-"
Coles, W. Lyman,
Eaile, Maclay, *
Gregg, I. Smith,
Hampton, R. Sprigg.jun.
Hancock, Tatem— 34.
A communication from the treasury department
was received, inclosing the treasurer's account* of
roceipts and expenditures in the war department for
the quarter ending in March latl, which was read
and ordered to be printed.
Ir. W. Smith said, as it was near the hour of
adjournment he (hould move that the house resolve
itfelf into a committee of the whole on a secret
communication from the President relative to the
treaty with Algiers ; which had before been part
ly considered, and the galleries were accordingly
To be fold on Wednesday the 18th
Instant, by Public Vendue, at the City Tavern,
ALL that capital Estate, lately belonging to John Mayo,
at Germantown, confiilisg of a good and conmo-
Mantion-Houfe, out-houfes, Stables, Garden, Or
chards, &c. together with about 73 acres of good Land,
*whole in the best order, and fit for the permanent re
sidence of a large Family. Poffeflion to be given imme
diately, free frorp rvcry incumbrance.
Terms of payment, one half in three months, and the
lither half infix months, in approved notes.
John Connelly, AuQioncer.
Estate for Tale.
Foreign Intelligence. ,
LONDON, March i<s, 17, tB.
In the vicinity of Liile, the capital of French
Flanders, the young men, wh J have been fubje&ed
to the tyrannical law of the requisition, have refuf
ed to match and, in order to elude the vigilance
of the military agents, conceal thcmfelves, during
th» day, in the woods ; and only venture to visit
their families "at the dread hour of midnight*''
1 hose who have-been compelled to join the armies,
march with fu#h extreme reluctance, that the firft
opportunity of desertion is eagerly embraced ; and
the consequence of this spirit of difafTrction malt,
of necelfity, be severely telt, during an atiive cam
The government, aware of the perilous situation
in which it (lands, seeks to confirm its power by the
means of terror—that dreadful engine, with which
the sanguinary mor.fter Robespierre oppressed his
fellow citizens, and which can alone enforce obedi
ence to measures that are wholly subversive of every
principle of civil liberty.
Our enemy being thus situated, we nave only to
prosecute the war wittr vigour, 111 oider to procure
a speedy and" permanent peace, concluded on such
teims a» will at once afford feeurity to ourselves,
and conduce to the happiness of the people of
Franct, who are now groaning beoeath the iron
yoke of oppression.
The late Col. Henry (Deputy Quarter-
Maller-General to the army (he lalt four years of
the American war) died poffcfTea of the gresteft
fortune ever amassed in the army line, the great
Marlborough not excepted. By his will, lately
made public, it appeals he has left twelve thou
sand pounds per annum tohiseldeft son ; 4000!. do.
to hisfetond son ; and 30001. to his third fon,with
50,0001. to each of his daughters, and a Urge join
ture to his widow ! it is supposed, with mortgages
&c. he died worth half a million !
A gentleman in the neighborhood of Swansea,
has aftnally cleared this year seventy pounds from
fire acres of potatoes. What a strong inducement
for an increased cultivation of this most valuable
FALMOUTH, March 13.
This day arrived the following (hips, prizes taken
by Sir John Warren's squadron, now cruising off
Bred : the Freden, and Baron van Hopken, two
large ships, laden with malls, planks, and iron, ta
ken going into Brest : the Sulphana, a French (hip
of 500 tons,'laden with wine, flour, and linens,
from Rochfort to Bred ; and the Naney, Baid,
from Limerick to London, captured off the Lizard
by a French cutter, and rc-captured by Sir John,
and sent into this port.
Three per Cent. - - -
Deferred Si* per Cent.
5| per Cent. -
4| per Cent.
BANK United States, • - - 2j pr. cent.
Pennfylvariia, ... . 27
■■ ■ North America, - . - - 48 to JO
Insurance Comp. North-America,
Exchange, at 60 days,
This Day publijhed,
AND for sale by B. DAVIES, No. 68, High street,
H. & P. RICE, No. jo, do. and J. ORMROD,
No 41, Chefnut llreet,
j Price 25 Cents ]
From the Rt. Honorable Edmund Burke,
To a Noble Lord,
On the attacks made on him and his pension, in the
House of Lords by the Duke ot Bedford and the Earl of
Lauderdale, earl) in the present feflions of Parliament.
WITH A SUITABLE J>R£PAQE,
By Peter Porcupine.,
Landing this Day,
AT Hamilton's wharf, from on board the brig Liberty,
from Port dc Paix,
104 Hog (heads} —
24 Barrels v Green Cottee.
15 Bags J
12" Ban , eis' ldS | MUSCOVADO SUGAR,
I box, 2 barrels and i bag INDIGO,
And a Quantity of Lignum Yitce,
For Sale by EDWARD DUNANT,
No- 149, South Front street.
**3!r- A S fee now lies at Hamilton's wharf,
A ltiong, fact failing, double deck'd Brig, burthen
130 tons, and supposed to carry 14G0 barrels.
Apply as abave. May 9. *§3t
\ Foreign Art id refpecbfully informs the Public, that
ix -lie paints Likenesses, and warrants them. A few
Specimens of his abilities may be seen at his Room No.
10, up one pair of Stairs in Mr. O'Ellers' Hotel, Chef
nut-ftreet,nextßicketts' Amphitheatre. Aprilis. §
THE President and Managers of the Delaware and
Schuylkill Canal, having "determined to fnpply the
city of Philadelphia with water, early in the year 1797,
Proposals will be receive-1 in writing until the firft day of
June next, from any perfori or persons disposed to contrail
for the carting and delivery of Iron Pipes neceffary'ior the
above purpose. , By the Board,
WILLIAM MOORE SMITH, Sn'ry.
March 3 i
For sale by the subscribers,
IN PENN STREET,
130 quarter Chests frclh Hyion Tea ;
100 ditto do. freth Souchong Tea;
300 Boxes China, containing fniali tea setts of 41
400 pieces Bandanoes.
- - - - - 17/4 to 6") int
10/4 _) off.
- 13/6 to y
- . I 6,8
- - 14/5
12 per ct.
• - - 160
Willing* & Francis.
NEW-YORK, May 7.
State of Contwfticut, ft.
BE IT KNOWN, That at the port of New-
Haven, on this thirtieth day of April, one thou
sand seven hundred and niaety-fix, before me Enz
ur Goodrich, Esq. Notary Public by lawful autho
rity admitted arid sworn, residing in fnidpoit, per
for.ally came and appeared Francis Brown of said
port, and William Stewart, of Bedford', in said
State, and were sworn according to law, and do
on oath depose and fay, That he the said Brown
was matter, and he the said Stewart mate of the
(loop Dove, of said port, on a voyage from said
port to the Weft Indies, and disposed of his cargp
in the island of Antigua, and been to no other
place, or iflind in the Weft Indies, on his home
ward bound pafTnge, on the third day of April inft.
at I o'clock PM, in Ist. 29, 27, and long. 66,
they were brought to by the British (hip of war,
the Narciirus, of twenty guns, whereof one Fra
zier wag commander —that a boat's crew came from
the Narciflus, on board the Dove, and took the
papers and letters of the Dove, and carried them
©n board the (hip, that some time after an officer
returned with the papers and letters, three of the
letters having beenopewed—that the officer inform
ed the deponents, that the commander of the (hip
had ordered him to bring with him one of the sea
men, by the nanje of Samuel Tharpe; and accord
ingly compelled said Tharpe into the boat, and
conveyed him on board the (hip—that the captain
of the (hip soon after returned Tharpe, and reqtiir
'ed a younger man by the name of Benjamin East*
man,one oftheDove's mariners,who was accoiding
ly compelled on board the (hip, tho' the deponents
remonstrated, and reprefentcd that lie was an Ame
rican born, and his affillance neceflary for navigat
ing the Dove—that immediately after this tr'anfac
tion, the ("hip hoisted in her boat, and in hoisting
in the fame, parted her bow .tackle, and tbeieby
hove three of her men into the sea—that the de
ponents used their endeavors to save them, and by
calling a rope, had the good fortune tofive the life
of one of them, and take him 011 board the Dove,
while the other two drowned—that while the de
ponents were endeavouring to save said men, the
Dove fell afoul the (hip's weather quarters, and re
ceived much damage, and tore the mainsail very
much ; —that after this misfortupe, the man saved
by the deponents was taken on board the (hip, and
the deponents reqiiefted the liberation of Ealtman,
but the captain of the (hip refufed to dismiss him,
and detained him—the deponents fay that they
learnt the name of the (hip am} of the captain from
the man they took from the water, who said that
the, beats had orders not to give the real name of
the (hip or commander—The deponents further fay,
that they had a proteftian from the Collector's of
fice, port of New Haven, wherein Eallman was
certified to be an American, and that the fame
was sent on board the (hip—and the depohents fur
ther tettify that said Eaftman was a native and citi
zen of the United States of America, that the
voyage with the deponents was his second, and that
his residence frern his youth has been in the town
of North-Haven, adjoining said port.
In testimony whereef, the deponent! having firft
subscribed, I have hereto set my hand and seal no
tarial, the day and year firlt written.
ELIZUR GOODRICH, Notarius Publicus.
WALPOLE, (N. H.) April 26.
Lad Wednesday, pafled through this town, on
his return from Philadelphia, the hon. Elijah Paine
Esq. one of the Senators of Vermont in the Con*
grefsnf the United States. The known fcderal
ifm of this enlightened legislator rendered his pre
sence highly agreeable to the good citizen* in this
vicinity, and ferured him a degree of refpett, which
a popular demagogue might expect in vain.
Some uninformed citizens talk loudly »f the pa
triotilm of the ptefent majority in the House of!
Representatives of the United States. Let me fay
a word on that fubjeft. These patriotic legifla
torshave, in the present session originated an eco
nomical bill for th» lcflening the pay of Co.ngrcfs.
In thia bill with great generality, they have allowed
their former pay to themfeNes and reduced the sa
lary of the Senate one dollar per day. Look out
fellow citizens, mark those who seek after filthy lu
cre. The Senate, the fame virtuous body who
saved us from the charge of an expensive war with
Great-Britain, concurred bill immediately on
its being presented. Federal fellow citizens on
Connecticut ri»er, beware of those whose patrio
tifmisin their speeches, who talk big words, and
cram their purses with oiir property. Look rather
to the disinterested fcnarors, who in time of trouble,
lower their pay. Look to the illiiftrious Walhiojf
ton who served you a seven years war, without a
PORTLAND, April 25.
Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, from a mem
ber" of Congress.
" On the present occasion I have difcoverejl n°
want of papers, nor have I seen any reason
fy the houle in calling for them—yet if the Prefi
dent had sent them, it is not imagined in the present
inttance any inconvenience would have sprung out
of them—they have been read by all the members
who thought it worth their trouble to go into the
office of the secretary of the senate and fee them*
Their being withheld does not keep from the house
a single circumftance,as toany information we could
get out of them, that may be necelfary in pafiing
the laws to carry the treaty into execution. From
the time of the repeal of the stamp aft, and in
some indances before that period, to fevrnty five,
many individuals in America, by opposing the Bri
tish government which was altogether independent
of the people here, gained just applause from all
Americans, and secured lading fame. It was then
an aft of true courage and magnanimity to come
out boldly in support of the rights of the people,
against the unjust claims of a government over
which w? had no controul, But this path to pe
litical glory was in a great measure cloftd, when
government became a creature of our own manu
failure when every man in the political machine
meet# certain death at short inteivals; as it the
cafe, by the constitutions of the several ftatcs.as well
as the general government. By not adverting to
this moll aftonifhiiig difference, our political heroes
go fotth to battle now with the fame views and ex
pe&ations of meeting giants and tyrants, as the
knights errant did in the days of chivalry—and the
miftalfe of don Qmxot's esquire in attacking thfe
barber's bason for Bambino's helmet, was not more
ridiculous, than that of modern political knfghti
in their attack upon the President and Senate, be
cause of their supposed analogy to the king and
houfeof lords in the English fot
mer being at ihort periods eletflive ; the latter he
FROM THE SALEM GAZETTE. ~
Please to ptiblilh the following account of
J (land. It may induce the members of our Ma
rine Society, who are numerous, and many of
them men of leisure, and ability so' thebufinefs,
to proceed, and obtain the exact foundings, npon
the whole ground, within the islands. This has
long been talked of. Captains Gibaut, and
Bowditch proceeded as far as the object of their
Survey would juftify, and the result will belaid
before the public in a fcparate communication.
A DESCRIPTION OF BAKER'SISLANND
A LIGHT-HOUSE IS TO BE RAISED.
BAKER'S ISLAND, was so called, as early
as 1630, and lays on the south fide of the princi
pal entrance into Salem Harbor in MafTachufetts
Bay, bearing east from Fori VVilliam, on Winter-
Island, about 4 miles from the Fort, which is a mjle
below'the town. It contaies 55 acres of laud, and
once had a good house and convenient out-houfes
upon it, with a good well of water. The buildings
were greatly injured in 1776, when Bolton was in
the possession o; the British troops, and were dif
fered afterwards to be destroyed., There is a, di
visional wall aerofs the island, made by the former
proprietors, and an excellent spring of water upon
the south east fide,, not far from the range of the
wall. A beacon was raised upon the Iflaifd by the
Mah'ne Society of Salem, on the northern height
of Land on the 26th July, and completely fiitiilied
in August 1791. It is 57 feet to tke top of the
Ball, and 19 feet in diameter within at bottom,
forming a convenient room for water parlies, or jjjpr
(belter. There is deep water near }h« iilauci> but
no convenient landing place.
The outward, or eailern fide is high and rocky,
the northern fide highest, but more (helving. Upon
the western fide is a beach upon which there is a
eonllant swell, and from which (tones for pavements
have been taken iq great quantities. This Mland,
with all the 1 Hands near the Chore, belong to Sa
lem. The trees have been destroyed, but the foil
is good, and will admit an easy cultivation.
greatelt length of the foil is from north to south,
above three eighths of a mile,and the rocks extend
at each end beyond the foil. It is wid?!l on the
northern part, high and projecting 011 the eailern
fide, bat entering on the western iide. Towards
the southwestern fide might be formed the best
landing place. There is a channel between the
southern rocks of the Island, and the Breakers, near
the Idand. but it is not deep, and can be fafe only
at high water, and only to those who arc acquainted
The following are the Bearings and D'tjlances from
the Monument to the ftveral Points, Rocks and
BEJRINGS GF '
The eaflern point of Cape Ann
Gale's Ledge N. 59 E.
Western part of House-Island N .17 E.
Eastern part of W bale's Back N. rj E.
Eastern part of Great Mifcry N. 14 W,
Southern part of Little Miftry N. 41 W.
Tennapoo, or Bowditch's Ledge, N. 68 W.
Northern part of Hardy's Rocks N. 81 W.
Northern part of the Hade, in range with
the middle of 2d Hardy's rock N. 82 W.
Southern part of Coney Island W. 2 S.
Naugus's Head , W. 5 S.
Northern part of Black Rock > ' W. 16 S.
Northern part ef Eagle Island W. 18 S.
Southern part of Marblehcad Neck W. 31 S.
Northern part of Cat Island W. 33 S.
Middle of Goofberry Rock V/. 35 S.
Middle of Eastern Rock of Cat Island,
over N, part of Ti ker's lfland W. 35 S.
Northern part of Wefterti Gooseberry W. 49 S.
Middle of Satan, W. 58 S«
Middle of Eastern Gooseberry W. 64 S.
southern Breaker of Baker's lfland E. 62 S.
Saftern Breaker E. 55 S.
Gale'B Ledge from the Monument, nearly 2 miles.
Little Milery atoovc 3-4 of a mile.
Bowditch's Ledge I mile and 1-4.
Hardy's Rocks nearly 3-4 of a mile.
Eagle Island almost a mile.
Cat Island above 2 miles.
Urbanna Mill Seats, -
SITUATE in Cecil county, Maryland, on the banks of
the river Sufquehanna, about one mile above ride wa
ter, and commanding the water of that important river,
the channel conducing the trade of which comes so near
the Mill Seats as to make it convenient to speak the boatfc,
and Mills may be so situated as to receive them al«ng t eir
walls, and by water lifts take in their cargoes. -
There i 3 a power fufficient for many and any kin o
ufeful Water Works, and so much may be juflly s al in
commendatioH of this Scite as would b« inconvenient to
insert in a newspaper publication. ..
Those who may desire to be c®ncerned, will pro a J
find ttemfelves well pleased on viewing the (ituation.
Leases for any term of years may be obtained on app 1
cation to the fubi&riber a living on the premises.
April I c)
N. 74 E.
above 2 miles.and 1,2
above 2 miles and 3-4
3-4 of a mile,
above a'mile and 3.4
1 & 1-2 mile,
above 2 miles and 3-4