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FROM SOUTH AMERICA.
Tt is reported by a gentleman who arrived
at Demerara from the river Oronoke, that
a battle had been fought on the 24th of
March last, at Coro (near Laguira) between
the Royalists and Independants, in which
the latter lost 2,000 men.
PROM 10 UISIANA.
WM. C. C. CLAIBORNE,
Governor of the state of Louisiana and
Commander in Chief of the Militia there- :
Wiergas I have received information
that a number of the individuals within the
limits and jurisdiction of this state, are en-
caged in raising troops and preparing the
means fora hostile incursion inte the Span-
ish province of Texas, with a view of aid-
ing in the overthrow of the government of
Spain in and over the said proyince—And
whereas, by letters from the Hon. Secreta-
ry of state for the United States, under date
of the 14th and 17th of February I
am specially instructed that the ‘projects
imputed to the individuals aforesaid, are
« yepugnent to the views of the general
government and contrary to law; and that
whilst the United States shall be at peace
with Spain, it is highly improper for any
citizen to vielate that relation ; and that the
President expects the governor of Louisi-
ana to take the necessary and proper steps
to prevent any measure of the kind being
carried into effect.”
1 have thought proper to issue this my
proclamation, hereby cautioning each and ©
every good citizen of this state and all other
persons within the limits and jurisdiction of
the same, against being concerned, or in a-
ny manner giving aid or countenance to any
such unauthorised expedition, and that no
one may remain ignorant of the provisiong
of the law in this respect, I do hereby make
it known, that by anact of Congress passed
on the 5th day of June, in the year 1794 it
is declared, « That if any person shall with-
in the territory or jurisdiction of the United
“States begin or set on foot, or provide or pre-
pare the means for any military expedition |
or enterprize, to be carried on from thence
against the territory or dominions of any fo-
reign prince or state with whom the United
States are at peaee, every such person so
offending shall on conviction, be adjudged
guilty of high misdemeanor, & shall suffer a
fine and imprisonment at the discretionofthe
court in which the conviction shall be had, so
that such fine shall not exceed three thou-
sand dollars, nov the term of imprisonment
be ‘nore than three years.”
od I do further charge “and strictly
command every officer civil and military
within this state, each in his proper station,
to be vigalent and’active. in opposing and
pre venting measures so contrary to the laws
and so hazardous to the peace and tranguil-
ity ot this and the other states of the union;
and in securing and bringing to trial, judg-
ment and punishment cvery person offend.
In testimoney hereof, I have caused the
eal of the state to be hereunto af@xed.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1814,
Given at New Orleans, on the 23d.
day of March,in the year 1814, and
[is.]of the Independence of the United
States, the 38th. ;
WM. C. C. CLAIBORNE.
. By the Governor, ho
J. B. MACARTY,
Secretary of State.
—— & 4 :
Chilicothe, Ohio, May 19.
A detachment ona secret expedition has
set out from Detroity— Destination sup
posed to be Mackina and Chicagos :
Washington City, May 28.
It will be observed, by the article from
‘Tennesee, that the Indian war is en-
tively at an end, ana the greater part of the
troops in it have been called home,
We are much pleased to lear that the
military conduct, combining skill. and cou-
rage of Gen. Jackson, of the Tenesce mili-
tia, has attracted the attention of the execu-
tive. General Jackson is appointed a brig-
adier General in the army of the United
States, and by brevet has the honorary rank
of Major General. This appointment we
doubt not, will meet. the general approba-
tion of the public. ;
i It iy rumored that Major-General Harri-
n has resigned his commission in the
army. We have not been able to #scertain
whether the resignation is accepted; though
we incline to think it has been tendered.
i on 4 0
. The whole state tax of Connecticut due
on Feb. 20, 1814, was paid into the treasury
within twenty days of that time ! | The tax
was about $ 100,000.
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THE BOURBON FAMILY.
Louis XVI the late king of France was
beheaded January 21, 1793, and Maria An-
tonictte his Queen, on the 16th of October,
following. They [Bit one son and one daugh-
ter. A i
| Charles Louis usually called Louis XVII
son of Louis XVI, at the death of his father
being 8 years old, was entrusted to the
vare of Simon, a shoemaker, and died soon
aftet from the rude treatment which he
received, or as some suppose from poi-
‘son. ¥' 1 :
Maria Theresa Charlotte, datightet of
Louis XVI. was born December 19, 1778
—after the death of her father, was marri-
ed in Fiance to the Duke of Angouleme,
‘her cousin, and was afterwards exchanged
for some deputies who had been detained
‘by the Austrian court, and on the 31st of
‘January 1796 she arrived at Vienna. The
German papers, speaking of her presenta-
tion soon after at the court of Vienna, say
that her beauty, her sensibility, her affabil-
lity, and the grace and ease of her address,
excited universal surprise and admira-
Louis Stanislaus Xavior, | Louis XVIII]
is the brother of Louis XVI. He was born
November 17,1755, and married May 14,
1771, to Maria Joseph Louisa, daughter of
Victor Amadeus, late king of Sardinia. In
1798 he returned to Petersburg.—LIor seve-
ral years past he resided in England. He
is now a widower, and without issue.
Charles Philip, Count of Artois, is the
. gocond brother of the late King, and heir
colonel of the Swiss Guards.
apparent to the crown of France. He was
born October 9, 1757, and married Novem:
ber 15, 1773, to. Maria Theresa of Savoy;
daughter ol Victor Amadeus. He arrived
in England January 5, 1796, ‘He is there
usally called Monsieur. He was formerly
joined the Allied army in Switzerland. It
was supposed he would re-organize his old
corps in switzerland. His children are,
1. Louis Anthony, Duke of Angouleme.
He was borne August 6, 1775, and married
June 10,1793, to Maria Theresa Charlotte,
~ daughter of Louis XVI. This is the man
who lately joined Lord Wellington, and has
lately érected the Bourben standard at Boi ="
2. Charles Ferdinand Duke of Berry,
born January 24, 1778. He lately went from
England to the island of Jersey, on the wesa
tern coast of ['rance, to take advantage of a=
ny disposition that might appear to restore
the Royal Family.
3. Maria Adelaide, wife of Emanuel IV.
King of Sardinia.
Should this unhappy family be again re-
stored to the throne of their ancectors,
we shall take a future opportunity to give
some further history of them since their ex-
pulsion from France, and some account of
the more remote branches of the family.
The above includes all the members of it,
who have yet been named as taking any part
in the late operations in Europe.
Boston D. Ap.
Head quarters, Sackett’s Harbor,
12th May, 1814.
Major general Brown has the satisfaction
of announcing to the troops of his division
that the detachment under the command
of lieutenant colonel Mitchell of the corps
of Artillery, have by their gallant and high-
ly military conduct on the 5th and 6th inst
gained a name in arms Worthy of the nation
they serye and the cause they support. For
nearly two days they mamtained an unca-
qual contest against ten times their own
numbers, and but yielded their post when
the terest of their country made that mea-
The companies composing this gallant
detachment were Boyle’s Romayne’s, M’In-
tires, and Pierce’s of the heavy artillery,
Melvin’s ofthe light artillery, anda few
seamen under the command of lieutenant
‘Pearce of the Navy—in all less than three
hundred men. The enemy’s force by land
and water exeeded threc thousand.
PITTSBURG, MAY 25 1814.
Disgraceful termination of the expedition
to Long Point.
In our last we mentioned that an attack
on Long Point, or Dover, was in contempla-
tion, by the American forces stationed at
Erie. - We now publish the disgraceful and
unmanly termination of that expedition.
This paper has uniformly been the advo-
cate of a fair, open, and honerable wat: be-
lieving that the causes are abundantly suffi-
cient to justify the American government
in appealing to the last resort of nations—
disgust andjindignation froma scene in which
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the American character is disgraced by 4
wanton attack on defenceless Wotnen and
children 3; where the ni itary are suffered
to become, not the honorable and proud de-
fenders of their country’s rights, but miser-
able incendiaries for the burning and des”
struction of private property! the demerit
of such actions ought to rest only with our:
enemies ; and if the American troops, have
in the present instance, been guilty of such
lawless conduct, let the public indignation’
fall on the heads of thosg who hdd the man-
agement of the expedition. "
Our advises from Erie are to the 2Cth of
May. ‘The expedition to Long Point, had
been executed, and the troops had returned
to Erie. They consisted of 300 regulars
under colonel Campbell, and abotit 600 iH
litia under colonel Fenton. Colonel Fenton
the superior officer, relinquished the com:
mand to colonel Campbell. They met with |
no opposition, there being none but women’
and children in the town. The men had re-
tired to 4 place where there was some pub-
lic property deposited, - Our troops paid fio
respect to either public or private property;
but burnt and piundered all they cane a-
cross and then returned to Frie in safety !
—The excuses offered for this wonderful
display of heroism, are, that the town con-
tained a character who during the revolu-
tionwas a TORY; and that many of the
inhabitants belonged to the army as was
proved from the regimentals found tn the
houses ! on such paltry excuses as these,
have they done an act over which humani-
ty weeps, and which all feeling and honora-
ble minds must forever deplore. Anos
ther account states that there were but
a few houses burnt; but the act is equally
The Burlington Sentinel states that the
whole army is to be consolidated into fifteefs
regiments, and that the supernumerary of
ficers, to the number of at least 1500, are to
be discharged from the service.
Translation fromthe Mediateur, a paper
Published in the French Language, in
New York. ”.
IMPORTANT !—Ir TRUE!
The Brig Regent, capt.————; consign-
ed t). Palmer and Hamilton, merchants in
Nantz, while down the river Loire, oppo
site a place called Menden, and two days
before putting to sea, received on board a
French officer of the customs, who commau-
nicated the official Bulletin of the trivm-
phant Entry of Napeleon into Paris at the
head of 200,000men. dia
This bulletin was read in presence of the
whole crew and translated into English for
several of them. Since their sailing from the
Loire, the captain forbade the crew men-
tioning that circnmstance in America; lest
it should be detrimental to the cargo. The
crew obeyed the injunction as long as their
wages were not paid off, butnow they have
been paid, have revealed that sitcumstanee.
Such is the truth !---if the Evening post
doubt it they may institute a suit against us
we will prove it by witnesses: © © +
[We give the preceding as we find it,
and ‘of the truth of the fact stated, our reas
ders are as competent judges as vigares}