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AFRICA.

act, it shall and may be lawful, in any BriBARBARY STATES.

tish built ship or vessel, owned and navi. From Hamburg it is stated that the gated according to law, or in any ship or Danish frigate Nymph, of 44 guns, had vessel belonging to the subjects of any sailed for the Mediterranean to protect sovereign or state in amity with his Mathe navigation of Danish vessels, and to jesty, to import into such ports as shall be convey presents to the bey of Tunis. specially appointed for that purpose by

Sicily pays an annual tribute of 25,000 His Majesty, within the province of Nopiasters to Algiers.

va Scotia or New-Brunswick, the fol. AMERICA.

lowing articles, viz. scantling, planks,

staves, heading boards, shingles, hoops, The revenue of Martinique amounts to horses, neat cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, five millions of francs.

or live stock of any sort, bread, biscuit, Havana.

flour, reas, beans, potatoes, wheat, rice, A letter says “ Nearly one thousand oats, barley or grain of any sort, pitch, tar, slaves arrived in our harbour yesterday- turpentine, fruits, seeds, and tobacco. The celebrated ship called Fa-ma Ha. Il. Provided always, and be it further benera," built in New York, for the enacted, That none of the aforesaid artibouse of Messrs. Questa Mauzanal and cles shall be imported into the said ports, Brother, of this place, came in yesterday so to be specially appointed, in foreign from Africa, with 723 slaves, a cargo vessels, unless the said articles shall be of worth 300,000 dollars cash.

the growth, produce, or manufacture of 100,449 boxes of sugar, and 306,723 arro the country to which the vessels importbas of coffee, were exported from Havana ing the same shall belong. in the first months of the present year, III. And be it further enacted, That it during wbich there were 494 arrivals, and shall be lawful to re-export any of the 567 departures of vessels.

said articles either to the United Kingdom, Floatieg ice has been recently met with or to any other of bis Majesty's posses. in the West India seas-outside the gulph sions, in any British built ship or vessel, stream, in the 29th deg. of latitude-a owned and navigated according to law. thing never before heard of.

IV. And be it further enacted, That it Hanting

shalland may be lawful in any British ship March 2.—The following regulation, or vessel, or in any ship or vessel belonging respecting political rights, had been added to the subjects of any sovereign or state, in to the 38th article of the constitution, amity with his Majesty, to export from the by a decree issued in the beginning of said ports, to be appointed for that purFebruary :

pose, gypsum, grintstones, or other pro" A white man who marries a woman duce or manufacture of the said provinces; of Hayti, becomes a citizen, and after a and also any produce or manufacture of residence of one year and a day, is eligi- the United Kingdom, or of his Majesty's ble to all offices, and may become a pro- colonies or plantations in the West-Indies, prietor on the island ; a white woman or any goods whatever, which shall have marrying an inhabitant of Hayti, becomes been legally imported into the said pro2 female citizen at Hayti.

vinces, any thing in any law to the con"A white man of any part of the world, trary notwithstanding. marrying a negress in the place where he V. Provided always, and be it further resides, may come to the territory of the enacted, That none of the aforesaid articles republic. On his arrival the expenses of shall be exported from the said ports, so his voyage shall be paid him.

This re

to be appointed, to any foreign country or gulation is applicable to both sexes.” place, in any foreign vessel, unless such

By a decree of the month of February, foreign vessel shall belong to the counthe decimal system is adopted for the coin. try to which the said articles shall be It is said that the decimal almanac will exported. be introduced, and that only the names to VI. And be it further enacted, That it the months chosen by the French republic shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, will be changed for others, suitable to the by and with the advice of his privy Counclimate of the country.

cil, to make such rules and regulations for BRITISH AMERICA.

the importation and exportation of goods Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. and commodoties as aforesaid, at the said “ Free Port Act,” received the sanction ports, with sueh penalties and forfeitures of the Prince Regent on the 8th of May. for the breach thereof, as shall stem fit The following are the provisions of this Act: and necessary to his majesty, by and with That, from and after the passing of this the adyice aforesaid. VOL. 17.No. Ir.

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VII. And be it further enacted, That and Rodney, two of the Commissioners this act shall continue in force during the sent out to the new republic by our goyspace of three years from and after pass- ernment last fall, in the Congress, have ing the same, and until six weeks after returned in her. Mr. Bland, another of the commencement of the then next ses- the Commissioners, who went out in the sion of Parliament.

Congress, remains at Buenos Ayres, in Canada.

the quality of a public representative from Hydrophobia. Mr. Gray, I took the the goverament of the United States. liberty some time since to send you the The Congress touched at the island of receipt of a remedy for the Hydrophobia. Margarita. The island was still in posIt appeared to have succeeded in many session of the patriots, who had rendered trials, and soon acquired reputation. 1 it almost impregnable. General Arismen. How send you another, of which the effi- di, second in command of the patriot cacy is authenticated by a distinguished forces, had his head-quarters at Margacurate of this province, as ascertained by rita. above eighty successful cases.

Gentlemen in the Congress say that the Take the under shell of an Oyster, put affairs of the patriots were never in a it into the fire till it becomes red hot, then inore flourishing condition. They had pulverize and sift it-break four eggs, of lately been reinforced by a fine brigade of which make an oinelette with the pow. artillery, composed entirely of British der-fry it with a large table spoonful of troops, which rendezvoused at St. Thomas olive oil. The patient must eat this after in New Guyana, in March last. We are Lasting six hours, and he must fast also six unequivocaily assured that so late as the hours after it. The rernedy must be re- 224 of June, Cumana had not been attackpeated on the third and fifth days. ed by the patriots, on the contrary it was

If the patient is averse to taking the hourly expected to surrender without reremedy in this shape, he may take the sistance, as the patriots had for some time powder in a glass of white wine. been closely besieging it, and had drawn

S. C. B. their lines to within pistol shot of the Boucherville, June 14, 1818.

town. Brown and Aury had united tbeir During the late warm weather the St. fleets at Margarita and were waiting the Lawrence, at Cape Chat, was nearly orders of the Commander in Chief, Gen. closed up with ice, and the mountains Bolivar. and highlands in that quarter, on both We also learn that the morning the șides of the river, were covered with Congress was getting under way from snow. Indians, come in from a hunting Margarita, a dispatch vessel arrived there excursion, only about 40 miles to the from the Main, bringing positive intellinorthward of Quebec, report that on the gence of the death of the Spanish Generist inst. the winter's snow was still lying al Morillo, occasioned by a lance wound in the woods, and not a bud had appeared he received in the body about 7 or S on the trees, which, in this neighborhood, weeks before. were in leaf on the 20th May

The late actions in Chili have resulted We have additional accounts of the in the total defeat of the royalists; their proceedings of the reformists. The dele- general and a few men only having esgates elected by the townships of Niagara caped. The first action took place on the have met in district convention ; and pass- night of the 19th March, when the aded many resolutions preparatory to a pro- vanced guard of the patriots were put to vincial convention to be held at York on the route. On the 238 following, a genethe 6th of July next.

Fal action took place, and ended at nine Emigrants from Great Britain and Ire- o'clock at night, in the dispersion of the land continue to arrive in great numbers royal forces, with the loss of 3,500 killed, at the port of Quebee. They generally wounded and prisoners. proceed up the river in the steam boats; On the 5th of April, 1818, in the plains the total number arrived this season, is of Maipo, a battle was fought between the little short of 3000.

royalists and the patriots of Chili ; in

which the royalists were defeated. Their The United States' frigate Congress, army was totally destroyed, about 2,200 Commodore SINCLAIR, anchored in being killed and wounded, and 3,200 taHampton Roads on Wednesday afternoon, ken prisoners. The patriot loss was about from Bucnos Ayres. Messrs. Graham 1000 in killed and wounded.

SOUTH AMERICA.

ART. 10. DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

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NEW-RAMPSAIRE.

The following is the amount of fish (14E New-Hampshire Gazette states, brought into Marblehead during the fish

that the fishing schooners Cyrus ing season of the year 1817, 736,600 King of Kittery, Polly and Roxana, of Do. do. 1818, 159,700 Portsmouth, Eight Sisters of Portland, and one belonging to Fox Islands, all with Difference in favour of last good fares of fish, have been taken by the year,

576,900 British sloop of war Syren, in the bay of The islands in the bay of PassamaquodFundy, sent into Digby, and stripped of dy, called Moose, Dudley, and Frederick their sails, &c. but the crew of the Cyrus Islands, taken possession of by the BriKing got their ship keeper drunk, oblain- tish during the last war, were delivered up ed sails from the custom house, which they to the United States on the 30th of June bent, cut their cable, warped out of the last. harbour, got under way, and arrived safe The following interesting account of at the Kittery.

the killed and wounded at the battle of The receipts of the treasury of New- Bunker Hill is extracted from a British Hampshire for the year ending May 31, periodical publication called “ Remem. 1813, including the balance of the preced- brancer" into which it was copied from ing year, amounted to $88,888 15. This 2 R. I. Providence newspaper. sum was derived principally from the proceeds of the state tax for 1817-dividend

Providence, July 15, 1775.—The folof the following stocks, viz. $95,134 45 lowing is an exact return of the killed, U. S. three per cents, 823,732 76 U. S. wounded and missing of the American Six per cents

, $17,605 U. S. Seven per army in the action of the 17th of June, at cents, and $25,000 stock of the New.

Charlestown, viz. Hampshire bank-$100,58 52 principal Regiments, Killed and Missing. Wounded re-imbursed of the old U.S. six per cent Col. Stendais | N. Hump. 15 45 stock-and $6,000, from the United States, on account of the war debt.

Gen. Ward's

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0 2 The expenses of the government for Col. Scammon's

15 Bridge's

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Gerrish's

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the state, and travel and attendance of
the members of the Council, Senate,

Prescot's

28 and House of Representatives

Whitcomb's amount to

Fry's

15 31 $25,598 84 Paid on account of State Prio

Brewer's

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7,000
Nixon's

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Do.
State House 30,000

Little's
Bounty on Wild Cats and

Woodbridge's

5 Crows

289 87
Gardiner's

7 Miscellaneous expenses

136 56
Doolittle's

9 Taxes out-standing

Gridley's

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2,585 31
Balance in the treasury

23,277 57 Gen. Putnam's
Capt. Coit

Con. 15 30

Chester

88,888 15 The legislature of this state adjourned About 30 missing since returned 30

135 250 on Tuesday last. A bill passed in the House providing

220 that the salary of the Chief Justice

135 should in future be $1500, and the associate Justices $1300 each. The Senate amended it by substituting $1400 for the Total killed, wounded and mis

sing,

353 Chief Justice, and $1200 for the Associates.

It may be gratifying to the friends of

theological science to learn, that a new G. W. Campbell, Esq. has sailed from building is now nearly completed for the Boston, with his family, in the United use of the Theological Seminary at AnStates' frigate Guerriere, for St. Peters- dover. Its length is 94 feet-width 10. burg. He was received and treated with The building is three stories in heiglie, great courtesy at Boston.

and the part of it to be arrropriated for

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the Chapei will occupy two stories, and towns for the choice of delegates to a
will finish 60 by 36 feet. The library convention, to be held in Hartford in
room is in the third story, of the same August next, for the formation of a Con-
length and breadth as the chapel. There stitution of civil government.
are also three lecture rooms, ope in each The political complexion of the House
story, 36 by 20 feet. The building is of Delegates, who are to form a Consti-
surmounted by an elegant eupola, and is tution of civil government for this state,
furnished with a clock of superior work will be as follows:-
manship, with a dial in front and rear of Democratic,

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the building. In point of materials and Federal,

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elegance, this edifice is said to vie with
any in the U. S.

Democratic majority, 9
'The foundation is also laid for rebuild We are gratified to be able to state,
ing Philip's Academy which is to be 80 that the Hartford Bridge Company have
feet by 40, and two stories high.

made arrangements by contract, to have The Sea Serpent has again made bis an entire new bridge completed by the appearance off Cape Ann.

first of November next. It is stated that about 50 ships are now absent from Nantucket on whaling A very large sword fish was taken on the voyages.

10th of June, by capt. Comstock, of the CONNECTICUT.

smack David Porter, about 30 miles south In the evening of the 9th May last, a of Sandy Hook. He is between 11 and man named Elihu Miller, having taken 12 feet long, the largest part of the body a cup too much,” wandered to a preci- 4 feet round, his sword 4 feet long, eyes pice not far north of Rockway's ferry in 9 inches in circumference, and weighs Lyme, and not knowing where he was, about 300 pounds. He is to be seen at deliberately walked, or rather reeled to Scudder s Museum. its hrink, from which he fell 46 feet per It is estimated that two thousand houses, pendicularly among the rocks below. He which will cost five millions of dollars, was found the next morning, taken up are going up in New York. The present and carried bome. His life for a while population is supposed to be 125,000. was almost despaired of; but he is now in The remains of the much lamented a fair way of recovery.

gen. Montgomery, have been removed It is stated in a North-llampton paper from Quebec, under the direction of his of the 30th ult. that swarms of Locusts nephew col. Liviugston, to the city of are now visiting the town of Hadley, and New York, where they were committed extending their ravages along the east to the tomb on the 8th of July, 1818, bank of Connecticut River, 20 or 30 with all those demonstrations of respect miles south of that town. “ Many of the which his character and patriotic services forest trees are already apparently dead; were eminently calculated to inspire. and the progress of the Locusts is as dis. The funeral service was read by bishop tinctly marked as the progress of a fire. Hobart, and an impressive eulogy deThe female Locu-ts are armed with a livered by the Rev. Dr. Mason. sting of nearly the third of an inch in The Hessian Fly-We are extremely length, and of the stiffness and point of a sorry to say, is committing great ravages wire sharpened. They attach themselves in the wheat fields in the vicinity of Alto the under side of the small lunbs, and bany. In some neighbourhoods in Bethcommence the process of stinging. Their lehem, Guilderland, &c. it is not expected progress is to the extremity of the limb, that so much will be obtained from the which is as distinctly marked as it could crops as the seed sown. The season has be by obliquely puncturing the limb with moreover, been too warm and wet for an awl and so raising the awl at cach punc- spring wheat and other small grains ture as to crack the bark in a regular, con- which were not in general sown in the tinued, and unless impeded by some ob- 15th or 20th of May. The fly has also struction, nearly a right line. There are made its appearance among the barley. about three incisions to an inch, each Grass promises to be very abundani, penetrating to the heart of the limb, which and farmers have begun to cut clover. is filled with small worms, or eggs, of the Corn, considering how late it was plantcolour and appearance of very small ker- ed, looks remarkably well. nels of rice, but distinctly visible to the

PENNSYLVANJA. naked eye.'

Dr. Coxe of Philadelphia, has been On Saturday the 4th inst. the freemen appointed by the Trustees of the Univerof the state assembled in their respective sity of Pennsylvania, Professor Materia

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KENTUCKY.

ILLINOIS.

Medica, in the place of Dr. Dorsy, late- white people will remain so with them. ly appointed Professor of Anatomy. The hostile Indians have assembled at

We understand that the Mint in Phila- Alotchew, and have nothing to subsist delphia bas lately coined, and has now on but a few cattle. · The Indians say nearly ready for delivery, four hundred that the whites on the frontier of this thousand quarter dollars.

state have taken a great many of their In one township in Bedford county, cattle. containing about thirty families, twentytwo thousand pounds of maple sugar were Manganese has recently been discovermade last season-its value on the spot, ed in great quantities on big Sandy river at 12 cents per lb. was $2,640—so much in the vicinity of Greenupsburg. value created for the enjoyment of so The legislature of Kentucky charterciety.

ed 40 new banks at the last session. The MARYLAND.

total amount of capital is $7,720,000. Subscription books were opened at Easton the 18th inst. for the purpose of It would appear doubtful from the fol. raising thirty-five thousand dollars, in lowing extract from an Illinois newspaper, shares of one bundred dollars each, to es, whether the act of Congress for the adtablish a steam-boat, to ply between the mission of that territory into the union towns of Easton, Annapolis, and Balti- can at present take effect, seeing that more.

the population falls below the estimated The cartels containing the garrison of amount of forty tbonsand souls, and that Pensacola, have arrived at Havana, and the act of Congress requires, as a prethe news had created considerable sensa- liminary to the formation of a state contion.

stitution, “ that it shall appear, from the SOUTH-CAROLINA.

enumeration directed to be made by the Exports from Charleston-Of cotton, legislature of the said territory, that there rice and tobacco, from the 1st October, are, within the proposed state, not less 1817, to 31st May, 1818.

than forty thousand inhabitants." Cotton. Rice. Tob.

bales. tierces. hhds, The southern campaigu has closed, and
To Great Britain, 9358 39571 11672 310 major gen. Jackson and suite, arrived at
France,
691 7528 8494 329

Nashville on June 28th.
The rest of Europe, 28 2708 21001 992
West Indies,

8475 109
Coastwise,

6138 13144 255 New Orleans, when ceded to the Uni

ted States in 1803, contained 9000 inhabi. Total 1069 55942 62786 2002 tants-it now has from 32 to 35,000. The The citizens of Columbia, bave form- product of sugar and cotton, &c. in the ed a company to build a steam-boat to parts adjacent has risen higher propor. ply between that place and Charleston. tionally than the population of the capital, It is calculated that she will make two The question of Fulton and Livingtrips in a month, and each time carry ston's privilege is again agitated, by a down 250 bales of cotton. Certain small suit brought in the federal court of Newobstructions to the navigation are to be Orleans, against the steam-boat Constiremoved.

tution. We wait with anxiety the result GEORGIA.

of a question involving the most promi. The exports from Savannah from the nent interests of Western America. first Oct. 1817, to the 31st May, 1818. Thomas B. Robertson, Esq. of New. Cotton, Sea Island, 6,462 bales, Orleans, has resigned his seat in the Upland, 89,475

House of Representatives of the United Rice,

15,395 tierces, States; Edward Livingston, Josiah S. Tobacco,

3,243 hhds.

Johnson, and Thomas Butler, Esqrs. are Mr. Timothy Bernard, in a letter to put in nomination to fill the vacancy. captain W. S. Mitchell, dated on the 4th A vessel from Pensacola, entered at inst. states that 4 red men have been sent the Custom-House of New Orleans on up as a deputation from the Seminoles to the 8th of June, with a clearance signed sue for peace. They say as they have “ James Gadsden, acting collector of the made up their minds to remain in peace port of Pensacola.” with the white people, they hope the

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LOUISIANA.

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