_ _ 1 character.- Bat
is probably his lot; and American Macsena-
i ape as scarce as Oranges on. potato vines. We in-
i oert the following, not as exceeding many other of Mr.
Osborn's performances, bat as far excelling most of
those that fill ear poetic corners.—Fi». Patriot, ‘
ODE TO VANITY.
bt seuck osbobv, ssa.
Ybeu Spirit gay and, volatile,
That prompts the setf-complaeent smile,
And aport’st thy Protean shape around me,
hfowf comfort do I find in thee,
Than in demure philosophy,
When sharp vexations wound the.
"Thou cloak of fur that keep’st me warm,
Amidst adVer’sity’s rude storm,
And shieldst me from the wording's frown
Thou canopy that spread’st thy shade, '
When malice kindles o’er my head.
And pour*st its hottest fury down.
In Vaiiynay critics underrate;
Anddje&n my talents short of weight,
When thou, with partial scales, are nigh)
When fill’d with thy persuading spirit,
1 cannot fail to tkkl my merit,
Though all the world deny!
tTis true thou send'st me castle-building,
And mock’st me eft-with tinsel gilding,
And led’st me oftto fiil.se conclusions;
Yet when fatigued with sober fact,
And when with cold reflections rack’d,
f l love to court thy sweet illusions.
Thy last fond dream was (to beTrank)
A misditevous, bewitching prank.
As sportive fairy ever play’d—
Thou aid’st persuade that Mart’s eye,
To my fond gaze made soft reply,
And more than friendship’s warmth betray’d.
Tool! ’twas no thought of me the while,
ThAt lighted up that angel smile,
Upon her lovely face!
•Twas but the mingled glow sense,
vivacity and innocence,
That gave the inimitable grace.
Transient, as joyous, was that dream-*
But Q! its raptures were supreme,
Like those of saints of immortality!
There was such bliss in that short hour
OftABci’i visionary power—
‘Twas worth an aoe of mnx bialitt!
When Mr. Charles Fox, was vehemently teszed for
dM&e money, by an Hebrew creditor, he told him he
'Would discharge the incumbrance, as soon as possible.
“But S^r. Fox name the daysh.”
— “The day of judgment.”—
“Oh, rriithter Fox, that will be too bishy a day for us.”
“Right, Moses, so we will make it the day after.”
Father L , the Jesuit, in his history of South
America, says that there is a country in that quarter, in
Which are to be found, hares who have four legs on their
•hack, as well as the same number on their belly, and when
Tired of running on one set, they turn and rkn on the oth-
A very extraordinary oration was delivered in parlia
ment by lord Stanhope, in which he pleases himself with
‘the idea of a union betwixt the Roman Catholics, Pres-
Vyterians, Anabaptists, and Independents, against “Old
The vanity of Titles.—An Irishman, who had lately
arrived in London, was observing on the rapid increase
■fif vanity in some lines of life, for instance, the poulterer
'Called himself “a turkey merchant;'’ the distiller, “a che
mist;” the match-seller, “a timber merchant;” the pota.
to-seller, “a fruiterer;” the sheriff's officer, “an electri
ciacn;” the shoe-black, “a japanner;” and the saddler, “s
A gentleman observed yesterday, that from the fuss
made by the English in fitting out an expedition against
the “legitimate sovereign” of Algiers, he doubted wheth
er they intended sincerely to chastise him; but, since he
saw. that the Beizebub bomb-ship was put in requisition,
he was sure they meant to play the V—l with his Algerine
CONTINUATION OF FOREIGN NEWS
' Received at Mew- York by the ship Emily, captain Robin
son, in thirly-Jive days from Amsterdam.
Loxdox, July 20.
The Flanders’ mail contains a letter from Lisle, in
Which the prefect of the department, in a circular to the
sub-prefects, calls upon all soldiers, having unlimited
furloughs, to serve mthe legions of the north. It denies
the intention of the government to carry war into dis-
taat countries, but states, “that France is in -want of an
army, which may be the shield of the monarch and the
glory of die nation!” “France is in want of an army.”—
Title!—the assertion is beyond doubt. An army -would
'be the shield of the monarch and the glory of the' nation;
but, aawe have heretofore observed, is this the precise
«*ifnoment for creating an army—and must she not delay
■her thirst for glory till some fairer opportunity?
! A letter from Cadiz saya—“On the 25th current, at a
'small distance from oujt port, four ships coming, two
from Vera-Cruz, and two from Havana, were captured
by two armed sloops, bearing the flag of the independent
provinces of Monte-Video. All that the French and Eng
lish papers have published about the measures taken by
our government to destroy these- pirates is false. Hith
erto not £ single shallop has been armed against them.
The. four ships had on board, it is said, four hundred
thousand dollars in piasters, and some colonial goods.
This event has thrown all the commercial places of An
dalusia into consternation. These unhappy colonists,
who had set sail front the new world to fly from a coun
try.delivered up.to all the horrors of anarchy, are also
cobbed of the little they had been able to bring with
thera»even at the moment when they had.arrived in that
port. The crews of the ships have been set on shore.”
The Brighton paper says:—Captain Wombwell, of the
first regiment of life guards, who had Undertaken, for a
bet of five hundred guineas, to drive a tandem from the
Marsh-gate, Westminster-bridge, to the King’s Arms-inn,
George-street, in this town, without ciiaoging hordes,
-Started precisely at four o’clock yesterday morning, and
arrival here before nine, notwithstanding'every cusad-
•vantage m respect to weather, (the rain falling in tor
rents die whole of the time) and the consequent bad
etate of the roads. The horses appeared but very little
distressed. The distance thus performed is fifty-two
miles, being by die route ofCroydon, Ryegate, and
Hickstead. Captain Brvdges, a gentleman well known
in this town, gratuitously accomplished the same task
With his tandem and horses, on Tuesday morning, in four
hours an<T fifty minutes.”
ingat the qiieefth*
Fbaxkfort, July 11.
Thcbfttm deSerbedin, son of^princel
ly Russia#, ambassador in France, has just marned, at
liege, the daughter of general Loison. frirtce Kurakin
is shortly excelled atLiege. , , ; ' »
c - Brussels', July It. < * l ,
The following fe ah extraeffof a letter From Madrid,
June; 25. ,
“Accounts received by the ministers, fro# the United
States of America, bring them poesitiveirifolfmation °T -
circumstance, which is very disagreeable to our govern
ment, m- the present state of dungs in America. * The
fuct ls diis—an ancient French genefcil, followed by forty
or fifty officers, of the same nation, and by a hundred
deserters, have joined, from'New-Orleahs, the indepen
dents 'of Mexico, by whom they have been i-eoeived with
with gteat joy. These officers wfco have quitted France
inconsequence of .the distraction of the government ( of
Bonaparte, are all brave then, well versed in the, art of
war. It is easy to conceive What consequences'to the
mother country may result from the accession of such
^auxiliaries in, those distant countries.
“They are looking with great impatience at Cadiz, for
the arrival of two frigates, with gold and silver, and tome
niasters, from Vera-Cruz. Some uneasiness begins to be:: residue of his life, with much interesting miscellaneous
l , _ . f “ A a. -I — t m * -- A _ *hu ati ii n n'
entertained on dieir account.
eived the Fans papers Of Thursday
- those of Wednesday came to hand,
ented on Tuesday to’the king, in
erfrom the United States of Ameri-
! several diplomatic appointment.
‘ the Thuilleries to other courts;
bert who has been here several
to the French embassy, as mi-
to the court «f Stutgard. But the
lation.as it abews the change which
■ in French politics, is the nomina-
"le, ex-military Commander, of the
to the post of French minister
ilipsburg, dated Julv 7, says, “Last
’i we so much needed after many
> keep the Rhine within Its bounds,
manner. The ringing of
last, end on Saturda;
Mr. Gallatin was pi
hiAeajpeeity of mini
ca. Theae papers n<
-raentofrora the con
that of Maide Mon
months a* first
most important noi
tvtfck court of
A ietter fcaui P
* -vm rest* wh 1
h«* . I . .....
. :sound < if cannon, as signals of distress, an-
the drtadf il breach- of the dyke where the
i fells into tfc e Rhine. The dawn of day shewed
a UcC of many hu pdred acres, where the fineit coco
From London Papers.
FASHIONABLE BIJOUTERIE, fee.
The belles of distinctioh . have at present a peculiar
penchant for Indian diamond.clasps, which are exhibit
ed for sale at 200 guineas each. A diamond dove and
olive branch, curiously formed as an ornament for the
hair, is also a fashionable bijou, at the price of only
70011 . ;
There is another artiqge of luxury in the selections of
elevated rank—we allude to a fine set of chessmen.—
The important idea which players have of that
game, will frequently exCite desire to procure a correct
similitude of the troops, castles, king, queen and other
powers that are put in motion and in order to accord
with the received opinion that chess is of Indian origin,
the modem 'taste is to have the pieces Curiously fcarved
in ivory, after the custome, manners and customs of Per
sians and Indians. A set of the latter description is com
monly sold for 50 guineas, and the purchaser is proud
of his acquisition. We have mentioned a low price for
these .objects of fancy; sets have been sold at 500 guin
eas, and considered cheap. Some carved in India, which
have adorned the cabinets of the greatest princes and
statesmen, who devoted so much time to the study of
chess, are invaluable. [But the people are starving!]
Among the witnesses called upon the trial of sir Ro
bert Wilson, Hutchinson and Bruce, was madame Lava-
lktte, whose entrance was preceded by a “murmur ex
pressive of the interests and curiosity of the audience.”
When she appeared, says the French paper, “Wilson,
Hutchinson and Bruce saluted her with a profound bow.”
Were we French courtiers, expatiating on a profound
bow made to a princess, we could talk for half an hour
of this interesting piece of homage; but we shall content
ourselves with saying, on the present occasion, that the
homage was no doubt truly profound, and that the au
dience witnessed one of the finest situations that private
or public virtue could exhibit—a noble minded woman
saluted and seen for the first time by three congenial
spirits of the other sex, who had perfected the salvation
of her husband. She is described as being so agitated, as
scarcely able to articulate her name, or to reply in an
swer to a question respecting her age, “twenty seven—
I believe.” She took an opportunity of saying, that it
was not fear thatscaused her agitation, but the novelty
of her situation. Doubtless the sight of her husband’s
saviours must have added to it.
Yet this glorious woman, whose courage was evident
ly owing to nothing but her conjugal affection, is one of
those ladies of Bonaparte’s court, who are described as
having been so shameless and hard hearted Her cousin,
the queen of Holland, was another, till Louis made her
the dutchess' of St. Lieu; and so was the empress Jose
phine, (another Beauhamois) till Bonaparte repudiated
her. Those vulgar minded assumptions, which betray
ed their authors, will now cheat the world no longer.—
People pretty well understand by this time, who are the
shameless and who are the hard hearted.
Moxtreae, August 24.
( We are happy to understand, that lieutenant general
sir Gordon Drummond, arrived in England after a pas
sage of only twenty two days. It is said sir Gordon was
most graciously received by the prince regent, and
that all the measures of his administration in Canada
had been highly approved of by his majesty’s government.
We learn sir Gordon was offered the government of No-
va Scotia,-which he declined accepting. It is also report
ed that further military honors were to be conferred on
him besides a handsome pension.
There is another occurrence, which is complained of
by our republican neighbors, of an American vessel hav
ing been boarded efl' Amherstburg, by a British naval
officer, in search of diserters. What these particulars
will end in, is impossible to conjecture; but it seems there
out to be some 'rule established, to prevent such frequent
irritation. When a British or an'American vessel, in time
of peace, approaches the foreign shore, itnvould appear
that there is no right of search or even boarding, except
by order of civil authority, when smuggling is suspect
ed, or some attempt being made to carry off sailors or
soldiers from their respective services in either country.
When a vessel enters a port, she is only subjected to the
xnuncipal laws of the state. Whether the vessels which
have lately been searched near Detroit, where in what is
called the harbour of Amherstburg, or not we do not
know; but we should bedisposed to believe that'the Amer
icans make a much greater noise in that quarter, than is at
all justifiable; and that they havenot suffered'the insults
of which they so loudly complain.
FROM THE EAST INDIES. .
Accounts are received at this place,'direct from India,
as late as April 4; they state admiral Biile had arrived at
Madras, and after a few days stay, had embarked for the
Danish settlements in India; of which the admiral had
been appointed governor, that a proclamation had been
issued at the Isle of France, whereby it was ordered
“that all commanders of vessels entering Port Louis, sub
mit their journals to the inspection of a public officer of
government appointed for tlie purpose, who will make
any extracts from them which ne may deem useful for
encreasing our knowledge of the coast of Madagascar and
Africa, and the intricate navigations of the Archipelago,
on the northeastern part of Madagascar—and generally,
It'jriP ptfobijS ^
This work, if published entire,
to tbe Amerlcahpublic, asaprett..
vailed that it was suppressed. The reason awigned for flee. Lord Exm
delayftig its publication to this late period, is Said to be a
written injunction left by the Docbo/; that ft should not
be published until oertsm distinguished characters, with
whom he had associates in ''public duties, and of whom
he makes mention in his memoirs, had retired from po
litical life.S These characters are probably .’Washington,
Adams, Jefferson, J*y, Madison, &c. It is represented
to us that the work wks prepared for the press by the
Dpc^or himself, and that the memoirs were brought down
by him to within a few days of his death.
It appears from the title, that the publication will con
tain “a selection from the political, philosophical, moral
"and miscellaneous works, and familiar correspondence,”
of FbankIix. The Whole will form six volumes, ..of
about five hundred pages each 8vo, According to the
plan, indicated in the index, which has been shown to
us; volume I will contain the first part pf his life down to
1776, including essays and correspondence: vol. H the
. — P t.!~ 1 IaL .. nMSnollnnAAiia
matter: vol. HI private negociations to effect the_recog
nition of American independence, his private journal
pending the negociatlohs for pc-acb, and tome punlic do
cuments: vol. IV American politics previous and sub
sequent to the recognition of independence: vol. V let
ters and hapers on religious and miscellaneous subjects,
embracing a correspondence with the most eminent tending, to continue uninterruptedly the amity and mte *
men in literature and politics in Europe and America:
vol. VI his most approved papers on electricity and other
A selection of Franklin’s works was published tome
years ago in London, by Vaughan, which though authen
tic, was altogether incomplete; and we are assured yfiat
more than three-fourths of the present memoifs have
never been published.—Albany Argus.
Nicholas Boulviir, esq. the Indian agent,•resident as
Prairie de Chieh, informs us that the remaining hostile
bands of the Winehagoes and Fallavoine nations may be
expected shortly to treat with the commissioners.
Several white’ men have bten lately murdered by the
Pawnee and Osage Indians: The Pawnees justify the
act as defending their hunting grounds from the whites.
But the Osage and Pawnees declare that the few whites
who visit their country as hunters, kill more buffaloe in
one year than would support both their nations (con
taining 10.000 persofis) for the same period. It is said
that 5000 buffaloe Were killed last year, all to procure
one boat load of tallow. It is a well known fact, that
thousands Of those animals are killed for the sake of
their tongue* and tallow.
The Osages complain that settlements are forming in
the most of their hunting country, 500 miles west of
the Mississippi. This is about half Way to the Spanish
villages in Mexico.
It is conjectured that the tndiahs ft ho have committed
the late depredations at the Boon’s lick settlements, are
a party of Slacks and VVinebagoes, who were returning
from an expedition against some tribes of Missouri In
dians, with whom they are at war. Treaties will not
bind these people, fear wjll only restrain them. Inci
dents in the! proceedings'of brigadier general Smith ful
ly illustrate' this assertion. The general With about
1000 regular troops ascended the Rock river a few weeks
ago to erect ia fort; and chose a place on Rock island,*
the rhost commanding spot in.that quarter, and imme
diately commenced building. The Indian chiefs pressed
him to desist, declaring that they could not be responsi
ble for the conduct of their young warriors who disap-
probated building a fort in their neighborhood; the ge
neral treated them civilly but went on with the work,
and no doubt by this time has a fortress of great strength
completed. A person who left there a few days:ago,
represents the Indians as friendly and much attached to
general Smith, who was preparing to go to Prairie de
Chieh to erect a strong fort in that neighborhood.
Three hundred of the rifle regiment have sailed from
Belle Fontaine to join him.—Missouri Gazette.
•Rock Island a beautiful and extensive body of rich
land, covered with valuable timber; it is situated above
the mouth of Rock river,
be six miles long and
broad, one of the most healthy islands on the Missis
From the Aew York Columbian, September 3.
Though we do not intend to publish minutes of the
proceedings (during its progress) on the trial of gene-
al Games we will mention the organization of the court,
&C. when ,it takes place. The members and witnesses
being present to-day, with the exception of general Mil
ler; general Scott inquired ot general Gaines, the prose
cutor, (lieutenant colonel Trimble) and the judge-advo-
cate, whether they wished to wait another day for the ar
rival of general Miller. General Gaines replied, tliat,
though he should like to see general Miller on the court,
yet that was not material. He had some objections to
the mode of proceeding, which he should state at large
to-morrow, relative to the charges exhibited, &c.! Col
onel Trimble barely answered to the' question that he
was quite indifferent whether general Miller should be
on the court martial or not, however happy he might be
to see that officer. General Scott, then, (about a quar
ter before one o’clock,) adjourned the court tiH 10 a. m.
The following is a list of the members:
Phesident—Major general Scott.
Members—Brigadier generals Porter, Swift and Mil
ler;* colonels Brady, Atkinson and Mitchell: lieutenant
colonels Ball, House, Croghan, Arbuckle, Pinkney, and
Towson; and majors Crane, Humphrey, andStockdon.
Judoe Advocate—Major Winder.
'General Miller’s place-will probably be supplied by
one of the supernumerary officers, summoned for the pur
■nB _ -. .
fct intelligence of the
civdized world Will be done.; This may extend to h!*
destruction of fiifjr marine—one, of the' safest and ' *
important objects connected with the iafetv of the
iterraneah, and which can be effected without anv c., C(U
nee. Lord Exmouth returns to Algiers with a heavy
in addition to which h!fe will no doubt find the Dutch
disposedto co-operate, and it Is said, two Neapolitan 9n j
one Sardinianfrigate^and several gun boats are to k*
placed under his command. One measure has been
termined upon, which is,-td obtain a revision of the tta
article of our treaty with Algiers, which prohibits iT
Sale of American prizes in their ports when captured I *
file British—while it allows us alone to sell English J' 7
es. Should thisarticle be struck out or revised, our
ty falls to the ground^the governmentmvist take the **
dessary steps to anticipate the result We do
- j . y m m. 1)0^ jjflg
tate to say, that the article itself is unnesessarv 4n( ;
politic, and if the Dev should request as a favor dose s
cially to him, tliat we would erase it, and this rtJ*’
was made in an amicable and friendly, manner, jt woof??
our interest to comply; but if lord’F.xrr.outh shall r 5
pel the Dey to rescind that article, and the article j s
cordingly struck off, the infraction of the treaty places?’
on our former footing, and war must again ensue iftl **
is any thing left for us to make War unon. ’ u icre
..... . war upon.
We should certainly avoid, in future, the mtrodnrw
of ahy article in our treaties which is not absolutely *
qiiisite, and which may . be calculated to hurt the rJu
or give offence to a third power with whom v.-e are in ■ m
ity. Treaties are and must be considered as cnrnfn
ng, to continue uninterruptedly the amity and inter
est necessary, to the contracting parties, and to make it
permanent, it must have a real, not a colorable reci'r ro '
ty. It may be very gratifying for us to khow, that « e
power and energy sufficient to compel the Dty 0 f
giers to allow us, the privilege of selling British prizes in
his ports, and, at the same time, to prohibit tlm Brio*
from selling American ones; but this would strike us
being very unjust; and, consequently, v«y impolitic *
our true interest is to support frank and open measures;,,
our negotiations and treaties.
We do not open a number of the Aurora without fil
ing its editorial departmentalniost literally filled with ,is!
representations and downright falsehoods. This vicious
trait in the character of the editor of that prim, is '.trrt
vated by the habi’ual practice of reiterating and re-assaT
ing untruths, after he has seen them unanswerably rrf„ t '
ed. He wantonly strikes at the reputation of even
man that happens to come in bis way, and faln-Uu!?- rfr.
cumstahees that never occurred, in order to give a cofe-’
of truth to his calqmny. For instance, to sustrihij
abuse of Mr. Dallas, Duane s*ys th t Mr. Sheldon *j,
inveigled out of the treasury into a foreign country, in
order that the mismanagement irt the treasure might not
be exposed. The fact is, and we personally know it
that Mr. Sheldon, left thetreasurv from ill health, in np!
position to the wishes of the head of the department, -nd
we believe of the presiddnt himself. Mr. Sheldm. al
though a federalits, was an American in heai f, and a most
excellent chief clerifc hence the aversion to part with him
but the btisiness was too laborious for his feeble cons*itu-
tion, and.he hag for ten years been desirous of goini’ f o
Europe for bis health. From this mok-hiH'hastiie
Aurora endeavored to raise a mountain of rediculotts
. New-Yomc, September 4. *
We observe, by Day 8c Turner’s commercial Jist, that
specie dollars are now only from two to two and a half
per cent, above par, and change two per cent. From
this fact we have a well grounded hope that a very short
time, the. Banks will recommence^ their specie payments
—by which means we shall get nd of the small defaced
bills, and go to market with that kind of m’itf charge,
which will ensure a reduction of at least fifteen pet cent.
in our family expenses. ■■-■d- -'
Mr.- Avtrobcs, his Bntarmie majesty’s secretary nf
legation to the embassy, here, came passenger in five
British Packet, arrived yesterday from England. Also
Mr. Wybault,.assistant commissary general of the British
army; major Goulbum; and Messrs. Leslie Tobias, Carnes,
*The Boston Centinel says—“thh choice of state officers
and representatives to congress, will shortly be made in
several states. There are numerous indications tliat the
disciples of Washington, though silent, have not bean
indifferent observers of Rising events; that they are re
solved “not to give up tBI ship,” and that they are full
of pleasing, “anticipations.”
If, by “disciples of Washington,” the Centinel means
the federalists, we suspect their “anticipations” are
to obtain all such knowledge as may tend to“ improve elections will be.
and facilitate the navigation of vessels trading to the P. 6 tn ^ l3 > tha ^^ 01 ^ federalists may now and then
Mauritius. It is also provided, that ..all commanders of
vessels-shall’be allowed free access to the office where
charts and copies of journals are lodged, in order to
benefit from any information they may contain. All the
accounts from India, speak of the inevitability of another
war in that country; and that on the part of the Eng
lish, the greatest preparations were in train to meet it
with decision Und energy; the last dates from Calcutta
affirm the raiah of Napaul, had finally sent his ambassa
dors to sue forjjeace, offering the complete ratifications
of the treaty which he Rad formerly-rejected; but it is
said this tardy concession had been rejected: and thouejlL^ 1 ^ a l ic * IU V car S'* B » 110111 the fisliing grounds. But
the rajah should finally consent to pa^ for heating the assertions and matters of fatt seldom agree—ib.
poker, Was still expedited to take puce inasmuch as it
was deemed insecure to trust aqrince; who had proved
himself treacherous and faithless.—-Boston Gazette, 2d
This man, (t is known, has fixed Ins residence on a
moderate property at Bordentown, (a. * ) worth 16 or
18,000 dollars. Be seems determined tp conform to the
manners of onfeountty. I saw old Mr. Sayre, of whom
he purchased his farm—he said, when Mr. Bonaparte
Came to take possession, of the placev he whs called out
-from dinner, and found him busily engaged with his own
hands unloading the furniture he h»l brought. Some
thing was said *o«t sending Tor other hands, but he said
no, every body worked In
succeed in a particular district or state, they can never
as a party rise to power in the general government The
conduct of their leaders during the late war has extin
guished all probability of such an event—Trenton Ame
Some of the federal papers tell us, the fisheries are lost!
—So far from this being the fact, we are much deceived
by the accounts in the eastern prints, if our people
not taken more fish tjiia year than any preceding one.—
We have certainly never before noticedso many arrivals
with suck full cargoes, from the fisliing grounds.
Thh last Providence Patriot says:—“Sixteen fishing
vessels have arrivedwt Beverly, within a few day% from
the Grand Bank, with feres amounting altogether to
4/1,200. The largest number brought in by any one
.vessel, was 4I,000r the„ smallest 30,000.” Does this
prove that “ the fisheries are lost*—iA.
Thei New-York Gazette complains that the contents of
the late Cork papers are very light. The Cork editors
will probably bounce at such a heavy charge.—ib.
vwtf -'V* SEPARATION OF MAINE; , .,*>
The question qnthis;
on Monday last. Wei
few town* hut we are tolR il
he infevor oi
The Packet 1 eft England the f 6th of July, and of course,
brings nothing new.
ver. This island is represented to l ^ ** T
from one to two and^a half miles’T n h . U! : sda - v * e 7. had se / er . e J ross ‘«
that village, and ice nearly the thickness of a dollar. All
the cucumber vines were destroyed, and it was feared the
buckwheat was materially injured.—Mercantile Adver.
N ew-Oree Ajca; August 9.
There appears to be no doubt but that the small fleet
under the Mexican flag which were last month at the
Balize, are now at the bay of Matagordy, on the Spanifh
main to the southwest of the Balize, about 150 leagues:
tliat the Mexican congress have the utmost confidesce
in their ultimate success; that the royal cause droops, and
that next fall or winter will place the city of Mexico in
the hands of the republicans.
Retract of a letter from Paris, June 14.
“The wife of Joseph Bonaparte is now going to leave
Paris and Prance. Before her departure she wished •»
dispose of the fine estate of Morsontane. She had not,
however, been able to find a purchaser; but she wantsto
insert in the contract of sale, a clause, to preserve the right
of purchasing this beautifiil estate, iit case any clump
should take place!!!”
Boxafarte abatx!—Captain Ferrier, of this port, who
arrived at Alexandria, in 32 days from Rotterdam, in the
brig Ceylon, informs, that on the 8th ult. he was boarded
by the man of war brig Bucephalus, only 32 davs from
St. Helena; the commander of which vessel informed, that
Bonaparte had been sick, but was better, and employed
in -writing his life !—Mew-Yvrk Gazette.
Mrs. Carsox, arrived in town yesterday afternoon,
from Harrisburgb, in the mail stage, under an escort, and
was, we understand, delivered over to the custody of the
keeper of the prison of the city and county of Philadel
phia. Her trial, for an alledged conspiracy against the
governor of the Common wealth, will, therefore, take
place in this city.—Philadelphia Fncniun’s Journal, Sep
• From the Motional Intelligencer.
THE PAINTER DAVID.
This celebrated artist, notwithstanding the aeeount ot
his execution, published in the Paris papers, appear to be
still alive. The Moniteur of June 21, says, that he has
been exiled; and also disappointed in his views. He
wished to be employed by the king of Prussia as inspec
tor of arts; but his request had been refused. As some
account of this extraordinary character, who has figured
as much upon the political stage, as in the theatre of arts,
may be interesting, we give our readers the following
particulars of him, from the pen of sir John Carr, a tra
velling Englishman, who knows and writes a little upon
“During my stay in Papis, I visited the gallery of David
This celebrated artist has amassed a fortune of upwards
of two hundred thousand pounds, and is permitted by
his great patron and friend Bonaparte, to occupy the
comer wing of the old palace, from which every other
man of genius and science, who was entitled to reside
there, has been removed to other places, in order to
make room for the reception of the grand national libra
ry, which the first consul intends to have deposited
there. His assortments are ve*y magnificent, and fur
nished in that taste, which he has, by the influence of
his fame, and his elegance of design, so widely and.sue-
cessfully diffused. Whilst I was seated in b» rooms I
could not help fancying myself a contemporary of the
must tasteful time of Greece. Tunics and robes frer*
carelessly but graciously thrown over the antique chairs*
which were surrounded by elegant statues, and anci*® 1
libraries so disposed as tO perfect the daseieul illusion
I found David in hia garden putting in the bade
a painting. Ne wore a dirty robe, awl aa old hat