Digital Library of Georgia Logo
GALILEO Logo

The Republican ; and Savannah evening ledger. (Savannah, Ga.) 1807-1816, July 27, 1815, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page.

THE REPUBLICAN. —- Thursday, July 27,. 181?. ,; > • by Frederick. s. Pell, * > : i (f. ! *' . qfl vac ear, keaktux axeBtMt. fgllNTED THREE TIMES A WEEK. At Sit l)o;uu per annum, in advance. ORATION F.*f e /- meutf of our artsy; ssb erpcrlesoe-Su* rxme painful glare, as jn vivn-rng.the victories of rise ocean. . QUITEUS BV 1VB non.THOMAS U.P.CHARLTON,' “ n < e »* P 1 .^- 1 ?5 sttuaii» T t£wMeh netwe When' wo consider the means within our power at the edihmcnceniwtt of hostUiiios.and survey tha splendid results, the mind is asto nished at the operations of that clastic spring, which with loch mysterious and magic influ ence controls the destinies of Republics.. Great events ire always productive of great and unexpected resources, and the annals of history shew tMt the tempests of war and Re volution generate prodigies of virtue, or talents or of crimes, which otherwise the shades of ohsen- rity end retirement would here concealed from public observation, or, consigned to oblivion... The mind of man fs not even known to himself, J* Us Presbyterian Chunk, Savannah, Geor gia, July 4, ISIS. fSVBUffSSP BV REQUEST or TBB EDITOR.} (Concluded.) Let not your children then borrow their i! had destined him..'. K is then every latent enefgy is roused iato action,—Genius developes its wonderful resowceo, and he who before was contented with the authority of domestic sway. Dow grasps with eagerness at the aceptre of Empire. He who before had aot seen an embatt led boat, steps forth a “ mailed Mars,” and lustrations of devotedness to Country from the proudly enrolls hia name, la the catalogue of innate of ancient story... Let them no Ion* heroes and cenqaerers.... He who before -wet Invoke with youthful ardor the aaans of never thought of the iatricacies of Legislation, Curtins and Deeius.—Teach them tn say “ he now presents himself the patriot statesman,— Us as brave and devoted as Lawrence.”— the intrepid champioa of the rights cud Liberty B)«l the sentiments which occupied the e»- of his Country: and the enumerat on might be firing, moments of this Chief, were not confin- carried to all these points of grandeur to which ad to his noble bosom. The holy flame had the human character can be derated by fortune spread through our invincible Navy ; and the or Jiy circumstances, oommauder and humhU tar, had equally pat- " taken of it* influence.. . The last victory Which snatched the trident from British £vowe>» affords the example. Irobsides was engaged with two ships of 3is Britannic majesty, snperior in weight of ty< The Revolutionary contests of America and of France afford all the examples illustrative of the Bati7e dignity and greatness of the human character, aided by situation and circumstan ces,—or cheered by the acclamations of Liber- sseta), and in number ef guns The flag Of one had already been loweredat this mo ment, a poor fellow of this immortal American jbigate, received a wound,—his heart’s blood yras ebbing,—the surgeon announced to him, that his Wound was mortal: “ I know that, re plied the expiring seaman,—but tell me, Sir, Baa the ether snip been taken”? Here then was the sentiment of glory triumphing The war just e'vssd has been equally prolific of i/s wonders.. . But for this tempest, the name of Jackso* would not have been known beyond a section (of his country.... That bravery of heart and enthusiasm of soul,—that daring, wise, and drilfull disposal of means, by Which Victory wai chained to the car of the Republic and the nation saved,—all, all this blaze of glory wodtd have been extinguished. Ih the bosom of this dying patriot, rendered life of bo importance, if its last moments could be cheered with the shouts of Victory. Upon the Ocean these heroes were conga* Invincible... An astonished world Anently Bad see .Over the weakness of nature,—it was that tbril-1 and the hero Sunklo the grave unregretted and ling exquisite feeling ef national honor, which unknov/n.-ww- ,.nl.™int. Wc ghouJd Bct h3?e recogn5zed |n tbt m. dest and unassuming Macomb, ihe hero of Plst’sburgh In the “ cool requester- ed vale of life” th» invincible Brown, would have 11 pursued she noiseless tenor of his way 1 ’...... SebVT, Gauss, RiPlk*, Poa TBHiCndoa.iif, and a host or others, all emitted to the wreath of fame, would have slumberrd out their uninteresting live,, undistiogutshable from the great roaa of their fellow- citizens, and perhaps Unambitious of their applause. At the comooemsmdnt of the W3r j the pat- riot anxious fcT thenstlon's ufsty in «aintoc,k» seen them dissolving the enchantment by which England had rode the proud mistress ef tho Seas ;—it saw her ages of naval glory—the terror of bar thousand ships, lost or diminished in the effhlgence of American triumphs.—— The chivalrte contest of ship to ship was noW Cautiously avoided.” Squadrons were scarcely deemed sufficient to hem in, and destroy one of our adventurous frigates, scouring the ocean pnd seeking the (> edge of battle”.... The prdcr was given to destroy, and in obeying it We have seen every principle of honor and civi lised warfare outraged and violated.—The pcutral port offered no sanctuary. . . The " Bulwark of our Holy Religion,—the world’s last fiope,”—the champion of legitimate sover eigns, and national law, would not condescend ana consider the American naval hero within tha pale Of her tenets... He had shivered the talisman of her power—and was therefore an Outlaw. R became the business of her justice dfid piety to knock on the head, wherever he CbQla be fopnd. — But this hero was still fjrmid&bie in every situation; and the hour of ■jusy ana expected conquest was to the vindic- five and exulting Briton, that of carnage and dismay... . It was tho Lion bayed by numer ous huntsmen, who saw his fate, yet still terri ble in the unequal contest, surrendered with tha rafisolation, that he bad not sacrificed his character for strength and valour. . rortCT and Read.—“ the Essex” and “ the General Armstrong” will live in the memories of tho valiant and honorable, when the mantle <of shame will in vain endeavor to conceal the infamy and cowardice of their assailants — The name of Eeeatnr will be rung upon all tho changes of popular applause, when “ Hope knd his prize,” will have become in the ironi cal ballad, the sport of children. Yes j my Countrymen, a deep and mortal stab had been given to the vanity and grandeur of Old England. Her towering spirit had been Bowed to the earth by the valor of these repub lican seamen. Vengeance had been sought in every form malignity could devise; and yet one shape re mained, in which it had not been exercised, and that was of course seized with demoniac avidity.... I allude to the cool, deliberate, ar.d according to tho evidence before the public •the premeditated massacre of our defenceless tars, in Dart; to or Prisoh,—placed as it was supposed, under the gnarrantee of British hn- ouanity. How illusory was the confidence! At a time when the two nations were at peace— at a time when the expectation of visiting - w=iuucr u: congress wane mas body u actually in session-,: will coll at the war department and sign a receipt for it upon the record; in this case a letter of order in his fa vor from the person who has the right to re ceive the warrant, addressed to the secretary of war, will be deemed' a sa.TL'icnt authorization for its delivery. If .the original claimant be dead, and an heir applies in hi* right, lie must produce legal cer tificates from competent authority, to prove that he is a legitimate heir at lato; in which case, although there may be other heirs ex isting, a warrant will be issued in that name, adding thereto “ and the other htiri at law of ,”&c. A land warrant will not bo issued to nn exe cutor or to an administrator. PPar Depa.rtm.an1, Oct 1,1811. THIS IMPORTANT ?I£\V Of the affairs of Europe, Is translated from the Paris Moniteur, which extracted it from the London Statesman of May 20. Coalition* seem to hare nearly run their rece. LoSdoX, May 20. We perceive more every day tha fasle posi tion in which car minister has placed us. The tidings which reached ns from Belgium and Germany are in no wise calculated to encourage ns, and What comes from tho provinces of France still increases onr alarms. The Eng lish army is menaced with bearing the whole weight of the war. We can no more reckon the 16,000 Saxons who were on the Meuse; it became necessary to disarm them and send them into Prussia, with strong escorts, which has ao much lesseoed the forces of the Prussian army. We-can count no longeron the 16,000 Belgi ans, for it is not doubted, that on the first suc cess of Napoleon, they would settle affairs with the Hollanders, and we should find ourselves all at once deprived of the Belgian and Butch army. In short, the troops of the German princes arc far from inspiring entire security. The ill disposition of the Bavarians who are in the Palatinate, is perceived already. The Hanovarians who compose part of our army, arc not hawnver, more sure. Part is made up of the Landwchr, (militia in mass) and almost every old soldier betrays bad inten proposed peace, and wfie, in that car p*ta'hss*rdedhis person, slid rtu the risk o\ porisfiiug io the flames to extinguish Uio coa J Aigrette n which ilsstopschio had kindM.—« -Where,.then, e>q*rred tho Russians, are the, mo.ivex et ihe haired of Alexander^ and < <htt hatred has foundation which wo know not where is the justice of miking • million of men fi;Se to appease it f wh have much ta lore, and nothing to gain y the frontiers of Sweden are at the gates cf Si. Peiei burg; out’* at the gares of Stockholm; our limits have been entered io Moldavia, in Peisin ; Poland as far as Waits is our’s ; we have restored Prussia, and recrened an intermediate power which shelters us from all fears on the side of Francs. This is whst they say in the Russian army. ’I*i« what they incessantly repiest at Petersburg ! What is to be hoped from % Wfcr whore motives excite di.couicut and awl£ <0 no hope! The news from Justirn is not much more sa- tiafactory. This power demands now subsi dies too, not only for the SO,000 men whom she has promised to send to the Rhine, garrisons included, but besides the army which she h« te leave in Germany, on one side to watch Bava ria which she distrusts ; and on the other, the Russian corps which we pay, and AiexandeV will leave in Poland. Perhaps she will de mand of us too for the 150,000 m-n whom .ho now employs in Italy, ami w'-o have already suffered considerable losses, whether in the af fairs with the king of Naples, affairs which !u\o been mostly fatal to il, or by diseases; loVies Which are estimated already at more than on# fourth of their army. We know the influence of that climate on Austrian troops; we know What it will effect in the season ws are about to enter, and we foresee that if the count ue Seilegarrie reaches Naples with his army, which it hardly probable, fie will bring back only its broken wreck into Austria. In fine, Prussia, ruined by the prodigious ef forts she made in 1813 an 1 1814— will not aha loo be obliged to fiavc. some corps d'armce des tined to restrain Saxony, ani to watch the corps that Russia will keep with our mon£y in Poland and Austria, in Bavaria and Bohemia. ed around for the elieftain whom public op o- inn had designated »• (he leader of Its armies. He wa» not to bo totind Ages revolve ar.d Kingdoms dUappaar, bot ages and the dissoai-io-i of Kngdomo dc not produce a WAstixoTow.... The Re public therefore rush*! to the contest resting ita hopes cfgloiy and success, opi i the Gan- ins and heroism to be elicited by the concus sion. Kernes and chief.ai; n scootd'ugiy snrnr.g from the bosom of ensanguined conflicts, and a maxed the veterans of Eu'oje; by (heir skill, .heir enthusiasm ar.d their Victories The scene closed sr,d left the oroud banner ot ’76 fliatiug in • rlgtlnc renow., o’er the sacred nrinctples of the Revolution May *b<3:e principles be eternal 1—may Hie Almighty m* ler of the universe continue to shed his besedic- tions cn this great and favored pecple! may *be aceorsad murtners of faction be bushed in he I 'ldrr acc'amations of patriotism } may we all as f.-iends sod Fellow Ci ter.a feel tliai we have a country entitled ta the warmest af. fretiot.a of our heart ; may we ever bail win joyous burst* of exultation (his nietr.orib’e J u . b’lee,—•»»’■$ the fervid pmver of the Ciireen, who has the hor.c.s to address you, , 0 • hank you for yo«.r indulgence and y.ur pa tience. tentions By a singular fatality the soldiers ""gh* to expect, if it is not done olresdy, ■who have already carried‘ - - * - - taehed to Napoleon,that t out ceasing, and the hope again under his colours. We have then but I °" u menace each other, whilst we fight our English army, which can be of any service j them* We sliall pay and fight, that the aulo- to us, and which we can be certain of hodling to , °» all the Rturias may be the despot of our system, during the whole struggle ; but its Poland ; that the emperor of Austria may *p- ‘ * press absolutely noble and charming Aa.'y; that the king of t'rcssia may seize a heritage the force is not above 23,000 men, and that already experiences decrease. So flint lord Wellington sends courier after courier to solicit reinforce- FOR THE INFORMATION OF SOLDIERS, Who are subject to mttph imposition and loss in obtaining the land they huve earned in the late war; the following is communicated by a friend for publication Y. Col. INFORMATION. For the government of those who have claim* for Bounty Land under the acts of congress relative to the. existing Military Establish ment of the United States. their native shores,and there chanting the Io~ , A warrant issued at present for loo Bounty (rains of victory,—bad infused joy and hilarity A '* n “*b°ve specified, w ould be useless; because Jo the breasts-of these thousands of imprisoned n ®*" rve y. ®* provided by the law of the 6th Citiscns, a British SaTaoe, casting an eye j •* Wa y» 181*, has yet taken place, of ferocity over their prospects of happiness. For the purpose of eventually satisfying these end Liberty, wasp]aiming the means of blast-: claims, congress lias appropriated six millions iug then... Pnder theflimsy pretext suggested ’ of acres, viz. two millions in tho Michigan Ter- hy Ms tyger ingenuity, that these defenceless ritory ; two millions in the Illinois Territoiy ; people were about to emancipate themselves and two millions in the Louisiana Territory (when peace had already m&dcthem free) thro’. When these lands shall have been surveyed and crevices picked by youthful playfulness, this' laid off in lots, conformable to law, and the slave of monarchy, already rendered doubly other, necessary arrangements'for issuing the ferocious by inebriety, directed his armed rayr-. warran-'s shall have been made, public notice tnidons to surround and fire upon these brave thereof will be given in different newspapers and defenceless Americans.— Is not the arm throughout the United States. <jf each 6f von involuntarily extended to take Abe villian hy the throat ? Look to the bleeding bodies of your Countrymen—look at the dead end wounded. It is the first time their noble hearts have been subdued—it is the first time they have bent in supplication..... 1 cannot continue the narrative. The - bloody and attrosious tale is in the hands of every, one... There remains however a faint hope, that the country of Hampden and Sydney, will wipe In substantiating a claim of this kind, the re- gular discharge of the original claimant from tlie public service, will be considered as the best voucher that can be produced. A claimant ought, also, carefully to preserve a certificate received from the pay office ; because, although such documents will not be considered in them selves conclusive evidence to substantiate c.aim for bounty land, yet they may servo as an >I1U ^ , , ,, --- r - lode* to authentic records of the original this .foul stain from the bosom of its national I rsght; such, for example, as the muster roll tuner. If the British government also returns ' or other records of military service, by which •n request of “ jdSTIFIablu noMiciDB” and means satisfactory proofs may be adduced rela- bur’ilacassesees then let ns with humility acknow- five ta the period when such a claimant enter- Jedge that virtue, vigour and honor have aban- «® the public service, whether he fulfilled his doaed the councils of the Republics. But as engagements, and the reason why he was dis- long as there exists an American, feeling for charged. the dignity of hi* country, this black deed will j « the original claimant does not personally not he forgiven or forgotton. apply for his land warrant, he must prove his This Fellow-Citixens, is the only event c»J-' *>'» own affida- pther outrage has been avenged by the briliiont i ,- x f [he w w .“ 0M>eTer heroic erm.. ... > said affidavits are made, or the power of attor- I cannot advert to particular events-they ; ney is acknowledged, must be attested bv the II r,Un volume. The details of one tn-; - J -f .s. e . v tCe would fill » volume. The details of one tri- i umph would exhaust my remaining strength. 1 cun only *ay that in contemplating tho achieve- -a he rutiCCs. signature and seal of the county clerk or other equivalent authority, of the district where menu. He demands even the veteran corps retired from active service, doing duty in garri son. The powers who ought to have immense forces to push with vigor the war which they have provoked, seem at this moment to listen to other interests. They apprehended too much trouble in their own states. The king of IVusiia has cot more than 40,000 Prussians on the Meuse, and the Russia,-i army is not yet in motion, at least in any considerable force. The emperor Alexander has declared that the subsidy granted by treaty for 75,000 men who arc inarch to the Rhine, is insufficient, end that England most also pay for 75,000 men which he is to leave in Poland, for the purpose of coercing that country, which his irresolute policy has not satisfied, and which he seeks in vain to abuse by hopes always deceived. Thus we shall pay 150,000 men in order to have 75,090, who, at their arrival on the Rhine, will be reduced to 60,000, badly enough disposed to carry on a war which has not, all their officers loudly declare, any other object than to ■ pre serve Belgium to England. IVe are in fad assured that disgust with the war is carried great lengths in the Russian army. From the general to the subaltern, they speak loudly of its injustice they shew, its folly in compar ing its advantages, which will be nothing toils dangers which arc real. The generals espe cially, demand why, after so many hardships, so many glorious events, they should go six hundred leagues from their country, from their property so long abandoned, to search for fa tigues, and success* at least doubtful, to oompro- mit the glory already acquired, and undertake an expedition, whose imprudence ought to strike every mind, at a moment when there are between France and Russia so many rival pow ers with whom so many subjects are yet in dis cussion. The Russians begin to take no part in the policy of their master Shall he r&ake war for the Bourbons f That is not for the interests ef his country ; it is then to play tbjs part of a new Don Quixotte, that the emperor exposes and sacrifices them. Sliall We make war from hatred of Napoleon ? Bnt is it allowable for sovereigns to interpose their pessonal resent- most cherished, the most respectable of the princes of Europe. Worthy employment for the treasuries and free blood of the Eujish people. ° Whilst the .enaction was .trafficking with us to lfi rve a cause which the opinion of En gland disavows, what was Napoleon doing ?— Landed France the first of (March, and ar rived d Pi-is the 23th ; by the 1st of April ax array otjOvj,009 men were assembled in Flnn- i fJ > *V BUP * V' ,y :(,a ds have been covered with old soldiers, with the same soldiers who return ed so lately f tm captivity in the wilds of Rus sia,, and whom enthusiasm nn.tr recals to liieiv colors ; with natto.iai guards, who no less en thusiastic than the arm;,-, a d roused by indigna tion at the declaration of the congress, fl, to th» frontiers ardent ami ready to combat the ene my of their conntry and their sovereign. Ar mies are organized on all points with that ra pidity which was not only produced bv the ac tion of a government full of vigor, but by ax unanimity of will among a people who ht*a#A the voice of national honor. Travellers wuo were at Lisle a few days a^o hare related to us what they saw. Daily four or five battalions of chosen troops, composed of stout men, inured to fatigue, commanded by old officers, enter the city, with bursts of tho liveliest enthusiasm. We assure our country men, that what these men saw at Lisle h;;^ happened in the districts of tho North, the Mease, "* e Rhine, and the Alps ; and every where the old soldiers were returning to their standards, would not wait to have their uniform complete, bnt only demanded arms; that tho national guards come with eagerness to relievo the garrisons, and all the armies cantoned were HI a condition to begin a campaign. On the other hand, our bankers know through the- commercial houses with which they have re lations in Fiance, that the contractors for p-o- "k? on the 20th March, furnished 500 000" r “ l,on, » now CJnsQra = more than Our countrymen who were in the capital oP France, assure* us at the same time that thei:i fuctnnefi fnr mablno ..,1 • • W factories for making and repairing arms, are more numerous and active at Paris than they were at the ebrameneem-nt of the war of the ments between nations? And when these ra-1 but^oo'rensketa'a daV*and fab , r j > cat ^ Kssa^fe’vsisIS'sSS- ■»=*=*£ T&rsffihfirss&ite &j£sp m * 4^-"^ that after the battle of Austerlitz, the emplror } fen thronef^ve^tJfree^vJr'f n ^i!T h ? 5e fa ‘~ Alexander might have been a prisoner; that i ofPresbarff Vienna and TiWH ^ ,h *‘ reat,e » turned at Gading by marshal Davoust, he could throneshave been ferndeJ h^Vkl h h ° SC not relire from a position sr» critical, bat by? the Prpnplt ) *_ tho bravery of pledging his word of honor to re-enter RussU ,orere£, Hj sTfi'li??' cb ° icc oftheir by regular stages, with his army, and intermed- J wilhouT'muti-ex “ a!0n . die no more in the affairs of Germany ; and that : A?!*®’ w ' tkt ! z } *f**?»» interests, be, of whom he now declares himself the impla-1 people be’efn^n/ 0 ^ **■'*?* °/‘? ton oftheir friend, to tlie glory ot carrying him to grace his triumph in Pans. means to Who then will hate forgotten that at Til sit, the emperor Alexander had no longer sn army ; Lithuania was rising in arms behind httn, the deputies of this provioc* were atreidy with Napoleon. The empsror Alex ander saw no resource hut in the generosity ol the conqueror. He pawed the Niomcn, he Ns- polcon came to dwell tor 2D days in the camp of Napoleon not haviog any ether table than his or other guard than his guard. Peace was nude, and the es>peior Alexanders*w st> clearly he s»r- ed o-a state*, by that generous peace, that he said on signing the iat:fi=ation of tW treaty , To day is the as»lfier,aty of the battle of Palrotx: this day equally tape* the snfi ire. £ year bad hxtdlyfted elapsed sine® Alexander traversed the French army tretr. the Vistula to the^rfort, where he remained a month entirely at the dis posal of the et&pcror. - A declaration of the coalition is announced to Os; it is easy to foresee what its effects will be among us ; that of the 13th of March has given Pj r i Ua J? 5 j° "“Paleau whose number is increas ed by hts decrees for the abolition of the slave trade, and by the liberality of his eonstitntion. “ et * declaration appear; let it be in the same spirit with the first, and we may engage there will not be one of the old advocates of tho war that will not become a Bonapartist sue electors of Westminster are convoked to consider an address in the same sense with that of the livery of London. It is said that the meet, ing wul be very spirited ; but we know before' hand, that wc shall see more ardor for the end proposed than of opposition to peaee. Already Southwark has passed a resolution against the If the prince and ministers persist in their deplorable determination, if the government of Tree old England does, not renounce its conspi racy against the liberty of 28 millions of French men, and against the most sacred rights of alt - .people, what will happen? Oppression will be-