)ulnte<1 right, mvl we unfortunately
have hail t» navigate our political
barque on a stormy sea, rendered
Vitlll more dangerous by the two ri
val powers, France and England,
who mnv jiwtlv be denominated the
Schtlla and Charybdis ol the politi
As to our fiscal concerns, the trea
sure has been considerably diminish
ed irom the operations ol the embar
go, the non intercourse, anti other
measnrs, adopted to parry the injus
tice of European despots and avoid
the horrors of a destructive war.
But notwithstanding this, the pre
sent year finds us in a much more a-
greeuble situation than the beginning'
of the last. Then certain turbulent
spirits amongst us openly advocatcc
rebellion and a dissolution of tire u-
nion. Nay, they even had the har
dihood to debate in solemn conclave,
whether the Hudson or the Delaware
Was the proper boundary to separate
the two territories. Time has de
stroyed their chimera, and its prpjec
tors, by the mildness of our laws,
ure permitted silently to glide down
its stream, and wreck themselves on
the rock of infamy. The hydra of
faction has also appeared in our na
tive state, and has divided the re
publican ranks—defeat and degrada
tion have been the consequence. We
trust the succeeding year will unite
them again as they have seen how
fatal are the effects of fraternal dis
In the midst of these slight mis
fortunes we have reason to be grate
ful to that great being, who guide
the destinies of the universe, forth
unparalleled blessings with which w
ure crowned. We, as a nation, have
literally possessed health, wealth,
peace and freedom, in their lullest
extent. Let us, therefore, he proud
of our country, and transmit these
inestimable privileges that we enjoy
unsullied .uul unimpaired to a grate
ful and virtuous posterity.
Should, after all, an apeal to arms
become necessary, convulsed Europe
ought to know, that we as a nation
ure united, whatever may he our tri
fling bickerings among ourselvs, that
we do not fear, but we defy the threats
of her tyrants. Let, therefore, the
winds of heaven bear on their wings
to the thrones of the British king and
Gallic emperor, our holy resolution,
and may it vibrate in their ears as
the prophetic voice of a messenger
of fate, that, our nation contains one
million of strong right hands, one mil
lion of intrepid hearts, ready to tri
umph gloriously or perish, in vindi
cation of the violated rights of their
beloved country.—( A’. T. Columbian.
ON TIIE IMPROVEMENT OF TIME.
By Dr. Blair.
The observance of order and me
thod, is of high consequence lor the
improvement of pvis nt time. IT
who performs every employment in
its due place and season, sulfa s m
part of time to escape without profi
Hv multiplies his days ; for he lives
much in little space. Whereas he
who neglects order in the arrange
ment otitis occupations, is always lo
*ing the present in returning upon the
Met, and trying, in vain, to recover
it wflfcn gone. Let me advise you
frequently to make the present em
ployment of time an object of thought.
Ask yourselves, about wind are you
now busied l What is the ultimate
■cope of your present pursuits and
cares ? Can you justify them to your
selves ? Are they likely to produce
any thing that will survive the mo-
ment, and bring forth some fruit for
futurity i lie who can give no satis
factory answer to such questions as
these, has reason to suspect that his
employment of the present is not
tending either to his advantage, or
his honor. Finally, let me admon
ish you, that while you study to im
prove, you should endeavour also to
enjoy the present hour. Let it not be
disturbed with groundless discon
tents, or poisoned with foolish anxie
ties about what is to come : But look
of your mind, not in your condition'come rise too high j and your disnp
of fortune ; and by no alteration ofpointments will be fewer and more
circumstances is likely to be rente- easily supported,
died. Let us now, Farther; this may he reckoned up-
III. Consider with what disposi- on as certain, that in every future si
tions we ought to look forward to tuation of liic, a good conscience, a
those years of our life that may yet be wcil-ordered mind, and a humble
to come. Merely to look forward to trust in the favour of Heaven, wilt
them, is what requires no admonition, prove the essential ingredients o.
Futurity is the great object on whichj vour happiness. In reflecting upon
the imaginations of men arc employ- the past,\ou have found this to hold,
d ; for the sake of which the past is! Assure yours* Ives that in future, thi
forgotten, and the pis sent too oftenjease will be tile same. The princi
a glecied. All time is in a manner pal correctives of human vanity and
swallowed up by it. On futurity, distress, must be sought for in reli
men build their designs ; on fnturi-^gion and virtue. Entering on paths
ty, they r< st their hopes ; and thoughjwhich to you are new and unknown,
not happy at the present, they always'place yourselves under the conduct
reckon on becoming so at same sub-jot a divine guide. Follow the great
shepherd of Lracl, who amidst the
turmoil of this world, leads his flock
vquent period of their lives. Th
propensity to look forward, was for
wise purposes implanted in the hu
man breast. It serve's to give pro-
pi r occupation to the active powers
of the mind, and to quicken all its
exertions. But it is too often im
moderately indulged, and grossly a-
bused. The curiosity which some
times prompts persons to enquire, by
unlawful methods, into what is to
M. Damn, the well known writer
Travels through Egypt, has late-
»een intrusted by B .naparte, with
onsiderable sum of money, to b>.
’i.aliy divided among the author-
twelve paintings of dimension
a tile following given subjects :
1st. Bonaparte addressing the Ba
nians before the battle of Aben-
2d. The attack of the bridge at
3<1. 'Foe capture of R ati soon.
4th. The attack of the bridge at
5tit. 'Flic bombardment of Vien
Oth. The attack of the bridge at
7th. Battle of Wagram.
8ih. The French Emperor’s bivou-
into green pastures, and by the still ac on the field of Wagram, (lurin'.
come, is equally foolish and sinful.
Let us restrain all desire of penetra
ting farther th in is allowed us, into
that dark and unknown region. Fu
turity belongs to God : And happy
for us is that mysterious veil with
which bis wisdom has covered it.
routers.—A i you advance in life, stu
dy to improve both in good princi
ples, and in good practice. You will
be enabled to look to futurity with
out fear, if whatever it brings, it shall
find you regularly employed in doing
justly, loving mercy, and walking
humbly nnth the Lord your God.
Lasth, Wliaiever other things may
be dubious in futurity, two great e
vents are undoubtedly certain, death
and judgment. Fhese we all know
the night of the 5th and 6th of July.
9th. A view of the island Napole
on (Inde.- Lobu.) at the time when
his imperial majesiy re-entered it
alter the battle ol Essling.
10th. A second view of the sami
island, when Napoleon embraces
m trs.nl Lannes, mortally wounded
in that haul
12th. A view of the gardens of the
palace ol S.-hoejibrunn.
A small number of marble busts,
are to terminate the whole course o'jand among others, one of Marsha!
time ; and we know them to be
only certain but to be
Were it in our power to lift up the nearer to us in consequence of even
veil, and to behold what it conceals, d ty that passes over our head". To receive 100,000 crowns for acolohu.
many and many a thorn we would these, therefore, let us look forward,Istature of N.moleon in bronze na-.
plant in our breast. The proper andjnot with the dread of children, buqeng’ged the assistance of tiie Gcr-
i.annes, will also be executed bv
jskiliul French sculptors.
1 he celebrated Canovtt, who is to
Wednesday, January 17.
The bill authorising the fitting out,
officering and manning the frigates
>f the United States was read in com.
nittee of the whole, and ordered to
>e engrosser! for a third reading.
~ VOLUNTEER CORPS.
The bill to engage a corps of vo
lunteers for a short period in the
service of the United States was on
motion of Mr. Bradley, postponed
till Monday next.
Thursday, January 18.
Mr. Heed submitted t ie following
resolution for an amendment of tin-
constitution ; which was read for
‘ Resolved by the Senate & House
of.Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled,,
two thirds of both Houses concur-
ing, That the following section be
submitted to the Legislature of the
several states, which when ratified by
the Legislatures of three fourth of
the states, shall be valid and binding
is a part of the constitution of the
“ If any citizen of the United
States shall accept of any title of no
bility from a king, prince, or foreign
state, such citizen shall thenceforth
be incapable of holding any office of
honor or profit under the Uuited
rational conduct of men with regardj with that manly seriousness which man artist at Vienna, who lias tin
•‘.n futurity, is regulated by two cou-jbelongs to men and chnstians. Lulstarure of Joseph II. under the di-
siderations; First, that much ofwhatjus not avert our view from them, us jv.:t:on of the celebrated proi’essoi
it contains, must remain to us abso- ii we could place them at some grea- Zabhcr.
lately unknown ; next, that there arc ter distance by excluding them fromj
also some events in it which may be.our thoughts. This indeed is the) Lead and Amvnnoy. a bed of
certainly known and foreseen. |refuge of too many ; but it is the n - ! Ore has been discovered m the iow-
Flrst, much of futurity is, and must fuge of fools, who aggravate thereby cr end of this county, which on uhi
, entirely unknown to us. Wneunhe terrors they must encounter, of Mr. Fimond, s silver smith of this
we speculate about the continuance. For he that cometh, shall come, and city, proves to contain Lead and \n-
ofoir life, and the events which are're;// not tarry. To his coining, lett'mionv at a time when intercourse
to fill it, we behold a river which isius look with a steady eye; and as with Europe is forbidden these me-
dways flowing ; but which soon es-jlife advances through its progres-tals are much in demand in this
apes out of our sight, and is cover-jsive stages, prepare lor its close, and country, especially in the niauufac-
■*d with mists ami darkness. So me [for appearing before him who made tare of printing types. Further ex-
of its windings we may endcavour.us.^ 'pcrimuits wilfbe made, and the re-
o trace; bit it is only fora very) Tims I have endeavoured to pointsuit will be published. Raleigh Mi-
hort way that we are able to pursue out the reflections proper to be made, nee on.
them. In endless conjectures wejwhen the question is put to am- ol .
quickly find ourselves bewildered ; us, How old art thou P I have shown'
and, often, the next event that hap-jwith what eye we should review the
pens baifles all the reasonings we had j past years of our life ; in what light! AVu>- Ta'k I-ininr • T’
formed concerning the succession we should consider the present; and „ ' ’ ■* ai '
of events. The consequence which,with what dispositions look forward 1 , ' 1 ^ rival of the schr.Ze-
follows from this is, that all the anx- to the future : In order that such a I. 1 -' r ,’ at ^ aa ! :n ' jrc ’ in days from
Tuesday, Janu try 23.
The bill authorising the fitting out^
officering, and manning the frigates
o» the United States was read the 3d
Mr. Bradley moved to postpone
the further consideration of tnesub-
. . - V - j ccl * t! ^ Monday next.
On this motion the Senate divided
13 and 13 ; and the Vice-President
decided the question in the negative.
M . Anderson moved to postpone
the further consideration of the bill
to the second Monday in February.
Fiiis question w as decided by Yeas
13, Nays 18,
The bill was then passed by Yea»
25, Nays 6.
• tiiio U) mv hiia | •uwti v • v'lvivt UI.U OUL.l U . . , . » ,
ietv about futurity, which passes the qtftstion may always leave some seri- l . a f )lcs ’ ' vc * laVt: a confirmation ol committee.
Wednesday, January 24.
Mr. Reed's motion for an amend
ment to the constitution was, on mo
tion ol Mr. Leib, referred to a select
committee. Ordered that Mr. Reed,
Mr. Leib and Air. Crawford be tit©
rush forward inconsiderate and head
long. We must make, as far as w'e
are able, provision for future welfare;
outward cargoes, by giving bonds.
To the Editor af the Enquirer.
Sir—When useful knowledge is
and guard against dangers which ap-'conveved to a country or people like Capt. Williams arrived last even
pare ally threaten. But having done ours, the examples are followed and "ig from Lisbon, left that place on
this, tve must stop; and leave the I reqiientlv great improvements made'thc 20th December. Allah's in For
rest to Him who disposeth of tutu-thereon—li’you agree with ma, that'tugal remained much in the same
rity at his will. He who sitteth in the following information will be state ns at our last advices. A few
the heavens laughs at the wisdom and,useful to the public, you will please ( days before capt. W. sailed, intclli-
the plans of worldly men. Where-give it a situation in your paper, gence was received from Spain, that States by Mr* Graham-
cipal Spanish army had been
Thursday, January 25.
Fhe bill authorising the President
to engage in the service of of the U.
S. for a short period a corps of volun
teers, was on motion of Mr. Lcib w
postponed till Monday next.
House of Representatives.
Friday, Januarv 12.
The following mess.. © w is receiv
ed from the President oi t ie United
lore boast not thyself of to-morrow ;jwhic!t will cause it to be spread to the princip.
for thou knowest not what a day may\a great extent. [defeated in two engagements with fo the House of Representatives of
bring forth. For the same reason,! In my observations in our native die French, about the 1st Novem- _ the United States.
despair not of to-morrow ; for it may State, I have seen and heard much her, near Salamanca, in which the'
bring forth good
The impending b
I communicate to the House of
good as well as evil. Vexjsaid, upon the subject of extracting''Patriots suffered a loss of 13or 14000 Representatives the report of the
res with imaginary fears.'seed from Cotton by the machinery, men. It was stated that the Span!- Secretary ot State on the subject of
ling black cloud, to whichlwhich has been in operation in tins arils had pursued the army under resolution of the 3d inst.
January 12, 1810.
The Secretary of State has the ho-
you loook up with so much dread,'State, for several years. The pre- Soult, over whom they had gained!
may pass by harmless ; or though itjvailing opinion lias been and correct some advantages, until he was rein-
should discharge the storm, yet, bc-;ic/3, that the staple of the Cotton has forced by a strong body of fresh
fore it breaks, you muy be lodged in been much injured by the operation, troops near Salamanca ; when lie
that lonely mansion which no storms [which has been the effect ot cutting became the assailant ; and the Spu-' aor to report to the President incon-
ever touch. ithe staple and making it too short,nish commander, emboldened by re- fortuity to the Resolution of the
In the next place, there are in fu-|as to render it of much less value, cent successes, determined on foeet- House of Representatives of the
turity some events which may be,than when the staple has its natural ing him in a general battle, for which 3d instant, that no information has
certainly foreseen by us, through all'consistency. This has been charged to’purpose he had imprudently ta!cen^ eea received at the Department of
its darkness. First, it may be con-the form of the teeth of the saws up a position on an extensive plain, ^ tate relative to the blockade of the
fidently predicted, that no situation which revolves between iron bars, where the superiority of French tac-iP'? 1 ’ 18 of lhe Baltic by France, and
into which it will bring us, shall ever
answer fully to our hopes, or confer
perfect happiness. This is as certain
as if we already saw it, tint life, in
its future periods, will continue to be
what it has heretofore been ; that it
will be a mixed and varied state ; a
chequered scene of pleasures and
tins, of fugitive joys and transient
those saws are mostly placed near toitics triumphed over Patriotic valor, t ^ lc exclusion of neutral vessels
the bars to prevent the seed from and he was defeated with the loss a- ty Russia, Sweden and Denmark,
passing through with the Cotton, and hove stated. Still, however, iliel As it is presumed, however, that
olten,or, perhaps in no case, has there!French were not advancing, and enclosed papers, the first a trans-
been a machine constructed, so as to probably would not attempt it, until l ;ltl0n °f an “ Ukase” of the Russi-
upto Heaven, and acknowledge, witlygriefs, siicce« ding in a round to om
a grateful heart, the actual blessmgs’.uuother. Whether we look forward
you enjoy. If you must admit to the years of youth, or to those ol
that you are now in health, peace,'manhood and advanced life, it is all
and safety ; without any particulanthe same. The world will lie to us,
or uncommon evils to alfliet your con- j what ic has been to generations past.
Union; what muree.au von roasomt-iSet our, therefore, on what remain
Llv itKik for in this vain and uncer
tain w< rid l How little can tne great
est prosperity add to such a state :
Will any future situation ever mulct
soil happy, it now, with so few euu-
aes of grief
of vour journey under this persuu
sion. According to this measure,
estimate your future pleasures; anti
■ a’ciilaiw your future gains. Carr\
always along with jou a modest ant.
you imagine \ourse!vt • la temperate min i. Let not your ex-
iVio evil ties iu the Maie pec unions To n the years that are to
prevent the saws and teeth from fric
tion against the bars, which cuts tin
staple in the same manner, and upon
the same principle, that the staple
would be cut by a pair of shears,
whilst one lever stationed and the o-
ther vibrating to perforin the opera
tion. Thus the Cotton is caught in
inis acute angle and cannot escape
until there is a seperation ol the fibre,
it the mechanist will use due caution
n the construction of the engines,
rul form the mechanism, so as to
irevent the saws irom revolving to;;
war to the bars, the Cotton will he
•reserved and will be much more va-
\ oar must obt.
reinforcements should arrive irom an government, dated on the 14th of
We are informed by a gentleman
May, 1809, and the second, a trans
lation furnished to this department
on the 10th of January last, by the
who left Jamaica about 25 days;Charge des Affaires of Denmark, of
since, that Brown, the late collector
it New-Orleans, on his arrival at
such parts of the instructions give*
to the privateers of ;hat countrv o*
Jamaica, had disposed of the specie]^ ie September, 1807, as were
he had carried off with him, for bills supposed to be most interesting t©
in England, and that he had left that
island with his booty, on board a
• essel bound for England.
~ R 1 N T I N G,
OK l.VirRY DEspRIKTtON,
A’cutty executed at t/us OJJice.
neutrals, and may have some connec-
tirn with the object of the resolution,
they are respectfelly submitted, **
Department of State, J
fanuary 11 th, 1810. J
The message, with the document*
accompanying the same, were order
ed to be printed.