. CONTINUATION OF EXTR ACTS.
from- late English papers, received by the ship Nestor.
Lonb^n, August' 1.
The Sake of "Wellington returns to France on Tues
EXECUTION OF PLEIGNIER, Sec.
Paris, July 28. ^
Yesterday at miS-da^ the vehicle of the concierjrerie
•arrived at the niceff-e! to convey the convicts Pleignier,
Carbonneau, and Tolleron to the palace of justice. On
being informed of this Tolleron exclaimed, “We are
dost!’* Carbonneau was deeply affected, Pleignier said
nothing, but appeared absortjed in thought. Tolleron
requested that two petitions which he had left in his
cefl should be handed to him, the one addressed to his
royal highness to Monsieur, and the other to the attor
ney general. Carbonneau asked also for the three peti
tions which he had orepared, one to Monsieur, the other
to the prefect of police, and the third to thejattorney gen
eral. These petitions were given to them. They then
mounted the vehicle which was waiting for them, and
which was escorted by eight gendarmes. On their way
<hev spoke highly of the prefect, and of the manner in
Wliich they had "been treated in prison. They placed
tnuch dependence on the effect of their petitions, allud
ed to some circumstances in their life, and especially those
which led them into fatal projects; but they believed that
they they were taken to the conciergerie (palace of jus
tice) only to hear the decision on their appeal in cassa
tion. Tolleron retaiued his firmness and all his presence
At one o’clock, they arrived the conciergerie.—
Thsy were placed in three sepaftfte apartments, and the
head gaoler read to each a letter from the attorney gene
ral, containing the rejection o©their appeal. He, at the
sometime, announced to them that the execution of the
sentence must take place that same evening. Pleignier
showed the deepest despair, and wept copiously; he re
peated, “I-thought I had my pardon; I wish to speak to
-tkfe attorney general,” Then, after his old manner, he
-requested to speak to the king. Carbonneau listened to
his*fate with resignation Tolleron said to the keeper,
"I suspected that this would happen.” At this moment
the three clergymen charged to administer the last .con
solations of religion, made their appearance. Tolleron,
thinking he saw a movement cf hesitation in his conff ssor,
•said to him, hiking off lib cap. “Approach, sir, I know
what I owe to a minister of religion.”
^ The three clergymen remained with the convicts until
six o’clock, preparing them for death. The attorney
general, the prefect of police, and one of the gentle tn
Of the court, came down into the prison to receive the re
velation which Pleignier persisted irf'saving he wished to
make. After having drawn up the minutes of his an-
£-vers, the attorney general waited upon the chancellor
With them, wh" 1 had come to the conciergerie that mom-
•Ing to receive them. We understand he made no disco
very whatever, but spoke merely of vague and irrevelant
matters. Pleignier was profoundly depressed, Car
bonneau appeared tranquail, and Tolleron quite resign
ed. They then asked for some broth and a glass of
wine, which were given them.
At half past seven the attorney general returned from
the chancellor, and ordered the sentence to be forthwith
executed. The three convicts were brought forth into
- the lobby of the prison. Pleignier m ide much resistance
tohia being undressed. He begged with a wild air, to
•peak again but once, sometimes to the king, sometimes to
tiie attorney general, and then to the gaoler. The execu
tioner having repeatedly observed to him that all resis
tance was useless, the Abbe Montes, his confessor, in-
treated him to be resigned, and submit to the will of
God: “No no,” said Pleignier, “it is not so; it was my
‘•'blindness; I did nothing of myself—I would speak to
some one.” When his bands were tied, he complained
that the rope was too tight; it was loosened. Next accord
ing to the mode prescribed by law, they drew a cord
round his waist, in order to stop the blood. It w as with
' considerable difficulty that these preparations were finish
Carbonneau succeeded Pleignier on the stool; he kept
jthe most gloomy silence, and resigned, himself to all that
Was required of him
Tolleron maintained his coolness and tranquility to the
last; he several times repeated that he was innocent, but
that he thought he did not deserve to die. He asked for
-•glass of Water, which he drank without the least trem
bling:, although the glass was filled to the brim. “I par-
t»a written order*
from the minister.
fchng, although the glass
don Pleignier (said he) with all my heart; he is the author
of my death, but I do not wish tiie same to him.” The
only emotion of sensibility which he manifested was the
recollection of his family.
When the executioner put over his shoulders a whi’e
cloth tied before, he appeared to regret that his facewas
covered, because, he said, it couid not be seen whether
he died with firmness.
He bade adieu in a very friendly manner to his keeper;
* the executioner’s assistant supported Pleignier, who ap-
- peared ready to fall at every step.
Pleignier sat in the front of the cart; Carbonneau was
in the middle; Tolleron at the end; this was the inverse
order to that in which they were executed.
The cart set off from the court of the prison at a quar
ter before eight. From three and four o’clock, the
whole space from the gaol to the place of execution w r as
Covered with an immense crowd. The convicts were able
to convince themselves of the love and devotedness of
the French people for their legitimate sovereign—tiie air
rang with snouts of vive le roi! They waved their hats,
and manifested in every manner their attachment to the
-best of princes. Tolieron, hearing these universal ac-
* clamations, told his xonfessor, that he answered them
from the bottom of his heart; he appeared penetrated
with repentance and genuine remorse.
Having reached the place of execution, the convicts
mounted the scaffold, while an usher read with a loud
voice the sentrncp of the assize court on the steps of
the hotel de vi ip The executioner took oft from them
the black crape. Pleignier and Corbonneau went down.
Tolleron remained alone; and, being fastened to the
swing board of the instrument of death, had his
right hand cut off on a block, and was immediately be
headed. Carbonneau and Pleignier successively under
went the same punishment, but wi’h much less firmness.
Shouts of vive le roi! vivent lea Bourbons? where anew
heard from the whole of the place de grave, and from
the quays. Their remains were immediately conveyed to
the cemetery of Vaugirard.
Luvuas, July 30.
Tiie rumor is revived of die solicitude expressed by an
illustrious personage to bring the question of a divoice,
by way of bill, in the house of lords. A female, a Swiss
by birth, is said to be a material witness. We have
heard that several ministers have decidedly declared
their unwillingness to agitate the delicate question; and
that this only has prevented the trial of a measure that
might have been attended with the most important con
sequences to the country. .
The following is an extract of a private letter, dated
Paris, July 26, 1816.
“Sir Robert Wilson and Mr. Bruce left Paris yester
day for England. It has been understood, that the de
parture of these gentlemen was not to take.place till the
end of this week, and that they were to travel with the
usual passports from our ambassador, a point wliich, I
believe, had been clearly agreed on between M. de Rich-
lieu and sir Charles Stuart. The minister of police,
however, whether from ignorance of this arrangement,
or from a wish to give these gentlemen a last proof of
his good -anil towards them, directed passports to be sent
to all three of them, with a notification to quit Paris in
three days. These passports were communicated to sir
Robert Wilson and Mr. Bruce on Tuesday night, and
another was meant to have been given capt. Hu'cliinson,
who, however, had left Paris early in the morning of that
day, with a passport of the British minister, countersign
ed in the usual way by the minister for foreign affairs,
and the prefect of police. Sir Robert Wilson and Mr.
Bruce declined receiving these passports, and returned
them to M. de Cazcs, with letters stating the arrange
ment by which they were to travel with British passports.
These,^entlemei) also informed sir C. Stuart of the cir
cumstance, and 'with a full intention of not deferring
their departure beyond this week, awaited the result of
this step. Previously,'however, to receiving an answer
from the British minister, they each of them received, on
Thursday morning, at about ten o’clock, a visit from a
commissary of police, attended'by a captain of gendar
merie, wow informed them that they had orders to see
them in tJteir carriage and out of Paris by two o’clock
On that day, for which purpose post horses were to be
sent in time; and that furthermore, they were not to
}ok sight of them until then. They stated that they had
ir unarl^p Sukrt was im«ne<Jiajedj.y
apprised of this Unexpected ct&uiostonce,'ahtf Wrote thi*
'due de Rtchlieu forjin ejkrlanation, sending 1 at the sathe
time bis owti passports for- tire nsuaLcdhutersign. The
duke beihg engaged hi conference, observed, that he wouic-
send an answer. It was .to be feared that this explanation
could not take place previous to the hour at which
the officers had stated that they must peremptorily
execute their orders, each of them having gendarmes,
at hand if force had. been necessary.. An appli
cation was therefore made io the prefect and tnihis-
er of police, for a suspension of the order until
the explanation cou-d- be obtained. This was grant-
»d until six o’clock, and the order ’for that purpose arriv
eed just in time to prevent the intended departure. Be
fore six, further communications took place with the min
isters of police and foreign affairs inconsequence of which
an order was at length obtained, for the removal of the
restraints put upon these gentlemen, and which order,
like the former, arrived just us the . hour was expiring.—
The minister of police declared he had not intended that
any restraint should be put upon those gentlemen previ
ous to their departure, although the effect of his orders
was to keep them prisoners in their apartment until the
moment of their departure. They set oilt at length
with British passports in the usual form, not even spe
cify ingVtfte route much less the time in wliich they Were
expected to leave the country.”
The Chichester packet arrived at Falmouth the 23d
inst. from the Mediterranean. She brings intelligence,that
sir Thomas Maitland was expected to be :.t Malta on
the 25th June. The contagion had ceased in Corfu and
Calabria,:but continued to rage at Cyprus and Alexandria.
The accounts received by this conveyance state, that
the harvest has been very' abundant on the northern
shores of the Black Seas, and a great number of vessels
laden with grain, have arrived at Malta, from Odessa, to
look out for markets in the Mediterranean, for the disi
posal of their cargoes. The apprehension of scarcity if
now in a great degree diminished by the prodigious ex
uberance of the southern territories of the Russian em
Saixt Tropes, (France,) July 19.
AVe understand that the Algerines have burned the
jejune trees behind their city'; that they propose to fid
up the cisterns; and in short, to leave nothing in their
town should tne F.ngiish attack it.
Fkaxkfout, July TO.
The navigation of the Rhine is totally stopped by the
incessant floods of snow and l ain? If there is not a
speedy change of weather, all the h irvests will be lost.
Paris, July 25.
The Algerines, apprised of the hostile intentions of
the British, are making great exertions for defence; they
are removing ali their treasures to the interior, and have
expressed a determination to sacrifice all their sea port
towns rather than submit to tiie demands of the Chris
A French vessel, coining ‘from Cyprus, has entered
the harbor of Marseilles. A Barbary frigate chased it
between Tunis and Sardinia, but she ceased the pursuit
when the white fi .g was hoisted.
From Copenhagen we learn, within these few days, five
richly laden ships have arrived from St. Croix, and a
large fleet of merchantmen from the West-India colonies
wilt soon follow. As a proof of the backwardness of the
season, it may be mentioned, that though it is past mid
summer, we have no ripe strawberries in our gardens, a
circumstance out of the memory of the oldest inhabit
It is a lamentable, fact, that the number of suicides has
for years past annually increased. Authentic lists show,
that the number of" suicides here was, from 1785 to 1790,
181; from 1790 to 1795, 209; from 1785 to 1800, 261;
from 1800 to 1805,319, Sec.
The priests of Mace rata have been arrested and carri
ed to Rome, charged with publishing a fabricated letter
from St. Paul to the Homans, with dangerous comments.
The following is the oath taken by the marshal of
“I swear, before God, my Creator, on tiie faith and law
I hold from him, and on my honor, well and loyally to
serve the king, here present, in the office of marshal of
France, with which the said lord lias invested me; that I
will have no understanding or privacy' with any person
whatsoever, to the prejudice of him and his kingdom;
and that if I hear of any' thing prejudicial to him, I will
reveal it; that I will cause to live in good order, justice
and discipline, the military who now are or may be in
pay or service; that I will prevent them from injuring the
people and subjects of the said lord and will cause them
to observe the ordinances issued for the said military; tfiat
I will cause punishment, justice and correction to be in
flicted upon them, such as may be an example for all
others, that I will provide, or cause to be provided, and
give orders that the military live in conformity with the
ordinances of the said iord, that 1 will proceed atall tiine-s
that I may be commanded, to every part of the kingdom
to observe and examine how these military live, and pre
vent, a« far as lies in my power, any’ oppression or nvles-
tation to the people; anil I swear, that on my part I will
observe the said ordinances in every thing that is possible,
and shall fulfil every thing that may be ordered in them,
anil perform in all, and through all, every thing that con
cerns the eaid office of marshal of France, such as a good
and worthy person, who is invested as I am with that
state, should, and is bound to do in every tiling concern
ing that state.
“In sign whereof, and for the better fulfilling what is
above, the said lord the king now gives the truncheon
of marshal; as he has been accustomed to do, to all my
Some public papers speak of a machine invented bv M.
M. G eyser, brothers, which would induce a supposition
that they had discovered the perpetual motion The
Genevese society', for the advancement of arts thus speak
of the machine:
M. M. Geyser, brothers,^and Langenthall, Canton of
Berne, residing at La Chaux de Funds, have exhibited to
the society a well made and ingenious machine, viz
wheel which seems to tuny of itself, and of which it is
impossible for the most skilful artists to discover the
moving principles, and wliich the artists keep a secret,
but which serves to show how far illusion can be practis
ed on persons the best instructed, in persuading them
that the perpetual motion is not a chimera. The society
admire the beautiful execution of this machine and ac
knowledge that the illusion is very striking.
The London papers mention that some serious discontents
have been shown in Sweden and Norway and that there is
a prospect that the king of Sweden will not long survive.
It seems to be supposed that the decease of the old king
may further disturb the tranquility of the kingdom. We
believe that the crown prince who has been aiiopted by
the reigning monarch as h s son and acknowledged a
the heir apparent of the crown in the most solemn man
ner, is very generally and deservedly popular in both
kingdoms, and that iris succession to the throne is likely
to take place without any serious danger of convulsions
in tiie government.
low lands. ’mr m d ingenuity of the officers of t ’. e ,
(fisrov^r no riiiA Kv a,. • , ‘
&&KAV&SS? b for Tir US : tfiscover no clue by which V
that.ifi. some districts,
the Indian‘corn cron h
through a great porifio
seriously afflicting. Occasional showers have afforded
tectioR. considering.'that the <!f "
A’llCrs . J 1 . OlilT,'! ( k v.
their benefits temporary. We have l.ot experienced an ■ , . . >=- — -
r _ where sentinels, are posted durinn- the
old fashioned rainy day since May.—Argus.
icts, iriis.combutfdW ope half of 7to ^entity then '
on has .been cut, l*he : brought, J>^ r at°r4if tnisdamigrobbery, and it a Jl N
rrnon eff northern’country, is ao small matter of suraii^ , eiT1 *
-should have succeeded so well
in escaping d P .
SCARCITY IN VIRGINIA.
To give some idea of the uneasiness that prevails in
that state, in consequence of the late severe drought, we
copy from the Enquirer, the following:
TO THE EXECUTIVE.
The communications on the subject of crops from all
parts ot the state, are more and more gloomy.
1 he misciiict occasioned by the drought has been in
creased by the torrents of rain. Famine is peeping in
at our doors! Nine-tenths of the people will be obliged
to consume their wheat, for want of other bread stuff.—
Nor, is there any prospect of relief from abroad, where
the same calamities appear to be general—the just
scourge of war! In England, the crops are deficient; in
France, largely so; and great scarcity prevails in Spain
and Portugal: and all the way up the Baltic; and in the
heart of Germany, the danger of a want of bread is so
much apprehended, that the distillation of grain has been
already prohibited. Ought not the legislature to be im
mediately convened to take tliis same subject into their
serious consideration, as well as the subject of taxes,
which it is now evident cannot be paid? Listen, gentle
men, you whose duty it is to take care that the republic
sustains no detriment, listen to the voice of
A STARVING PEOPLE.
N. B. For the reasons I have above stated, congress
ought to be convened immediately.
Th? fresn attained its height about twelve o’clock, on
Saturday, but it Was not so high by several inches as the
one in 181-4; Mayo’s bridge mini this shore to the toll
house, was nearly under Water, but no part of it was
swept away. The island on which the toll house stands,
was neatly covered, fend that part.of the bridge which
springs from the island to the new piers on the Manches
ter shore, co'mprising'tliree old piers and four lengths of
fifty feeteacn, was totally carried a Way. A boat from the
island to the shore is at present the only communication
for passengers and the mail. Trent’s bridge has lost about
two courses between seventy and tigh'v feet long; the
fresh has subsided, so as to let a part of it peep above the
water. Part of the northeast corner of Coutts’s fishing
house is thrown down. Thert is no other damage done
us in this city, worthy of specification. Mr. Anderson’s
saw mills, two o'r three miles above, us, have sustained
some injury. Lofty as the bonk of the canal is, the tor
rent broke through it in two places, and demolished the
upper dam. On Monday a batteau was carried over the
wiiig-dam at the head of the locks, and staved to pieces
■—two of the crew were drowned, tiie third sei ed an oar
and swam to the shore; the cargo was lost. AVe have no
account of the damage sustained by the low lands in the
upper country.—Hichiioud Enquirer
WHAT’S THE DIFFICULTY?
The federal writers continue to comfort themselves
with the notion, that democrats have practically adopt
ed their principles. , One of them declares that “good
sound federal doctrines have obtained a complete tri
umph.” Indeed! Then, pray gentlemen, what’s the dif
ficulty? Wh.it are you opposing, all this time? If “good
sound federal doctrine” prevails, what more have you to
wish for?—9top a little—let us see what the Delaware Ga
zette savs? shell we destroy ourselves?shall we giveupthe
office to democrats, and thereby seal ock final destruction!
Ah hah. That word in capitals is the key to the mystery.
The question about which you are contending, is not
whether good sound federal doctrines, or prin'cip’es, shall
prevail; for they, it seems, prevail already; but it is, con
fessedly, whether yourselves or wliich you profess to con
sider as synonomous, your offices sit:.!! be given up!—
AVe are much obliged to you gentlemen, for informing us,
even at this late day, what is tae object of our exertions!
From the Montreal Sun of September 7.
AA’e were this morning informed, by good authority, of
the arrival last evening of a gentleman from the north
west, bringing the intelligence of Fort William’s having
fallen into the hands of lord Selkirk’s party. William
MKJilhvray, esq. is said to be taken prisoner.
Tux harvest.—It is generally admitted, haghe dib*ri< t
that the farmers have got nearly all their « into tneir
granaries. The information we have received from ail
quarters on this subject is the most flatrering. Besses
the number of sheaves being much greater, they are more
proliflic, and less is required to produce a minotof good
wheat, than has been for some years past. Twelve siieaves
of wheat yielded, to one husbandman, four minots; fifty-
yielded nineteen and a quarter to another. Thirty sheaves
of Barley produced ten minots. The peas, however, are,
not yet free from all danger, notwithstanding, they have
at present a very' fine appearance; they are tender, and a
light frost may do them much injury.—Spactuteur Ci^ia-
New-York, September 13.
The Storm.—The north-east storm wliich commenced
on Monday, has increased to such severity that we have
had no connnumcauon with the outer harbour for the last
48 hours. Ail the vessels reported yesterday as below,
still remain there, except the Plato, from Cork, which
has gone to Amboy-, probably many others have arriv,
ed in the bay. It is believed that more rain lias fallen
here during the present storm, than in any like period
for a number of years.—.Mercantile Advertiser, 13th inst.
At.ba^t, September 10,
The frosts of August; we are very sorry to leam, have
proved extremely injurious. In the counties upon the
Hudson, their effects were principally confined to th
Fire.—The mills at Red Hook, L. I. were burnt down
on AA’ednesdxy about midnight. The flames cast such a
radiance, that the city bells rang an alarm, and the peo
ple in the upper end of the town thought the lower or
southern part Was oil fire.— Columbian.
The violent storm of r..in and w ind which set in here
from the north-east last Monday morning, and which
continues to tiie present hour, was not felt above the
Highlands on the North river until last Wednesday even
ing, nor had it extended itself to Boston as late us Thurs
day morning. In this city it lias rained almost steadily
for the last six days, and it is calculated more water has
fallen than is recollected to have fallen in the same space
of time for a number of y ears. Tiie gale appears to be
nearly exhausted, so that we hope in the course of this
afternoon to hear from the shipping in the bay and offin:
Mr. Stevens, Of the pilot boat George, arrived here
yesterday afternoon from Amboy. He informs that on
Thursday morning the George was driven, with both
anchors ahead, on the point of tiie Cove, when they slip
ped the cables, and ran up to Amboy for a harbour.
The Revenue Cutter, and pilot boat Science, were safe
in the Horse-shoe. Most of the vessels in tiie bay nad
dragged their anchors some distance, but appeared to
Two brigs came in from sea on Thursday morning
and anchored in the bay. The wind was variable at sea,
shifting occasionally- from east, and by north to east,
and by south.
The brig George AVashington, Smith, which arrived
below- on Tuesday, from AVilmington, s. c. with a cargo
of cotton, corn, and naval stores, parted both cables on
Thursday morning, and ran ashore in Prince’s bay,
Staten island, but will probably be got off without ma
situated only a fetv steps from tV^,ffir e n | ’ 3
teen months had elapsed, and all thought* ( •
covering either the robber or his b<- , M "
be dismissed, when a complete devr’-opeim. ".- 0
suddenly made, and the delinquent disci v- i
and apprehended! As all men in his sir .
are to be considered innocent yntil their - ' - 11
proved by a regular process of law. we s d
stain from any remark tending to a preju,!;,
of this man’s case; nor even couple hi*
with his crime unt.i boih are formerly i:,t
ed into a court of justice. It is enm;* 1
time to say, that he belongs to the fie -,-
his station, though menial, necessarily
responsibility in the care of the public /
and that the person who has lodged i.,', ! - : ! v
against him. was probably an ficcompiire ■'. "
robbery. No nartof the'money ha- u- v ,. f “
recovered, aiid probably tne whole i! i, |k ,^
On Monday e vening, the dbfh inst. at half w
seven, the clouds presenting a dismal aspect
the northwest and north, wh-n suddenly a-”'
rent of rain and large hail fell in quantities u
almost exceeded belief. The lightning w a <
commonly vivid, and the thunder
the whole displayed a scene at once ;,v.
terrific. Notwithstanding the furv 0 fthe
little damage has been sustained in thi
so far as we have been able to learn.
Oa Wednesday last, several trar.
Quebec, having on board the De WattviHe r-v
ment. ’ ' ‘ S 1 ’
^ vicir„: T
A wag of this town was luMv trar
New-York,and while passing where t!
can fleet is laid up in Lake (’f ian
aine the subject of conversation. '};
can gentlemen did not fail of lustily !
what their squadron had achieved
r>. it be-
p An in i-
in the l»tc
war. and of what it would perform shvihl i-o-ti
I*ties again take place; to which uurw -T ^rav. !y
replied, that they tvere out of their rtrkor.ii,®*
for that toe British government would soon hdi
upon a measure that would render the Ameri-
can naval force useless. This naturally excited
ome astonishment among those vain-«!nnoi:i
gentry, bur when they were told, “it \va- intend
ed to make a wide cut, nine feet deeper thru
the Rapids of t?t. Johns, which would aim ,«t
drain the. they were confounded, h aA
a scheme is very practicable, ami would
.ess money in the execution than the bait din"
and equipment of the squad rot. which was cap
tured atthebattie before Plattioc.-;.
A southern federal paper has latelv invented
a supposed dialogue, in which federal arg’.meets
against the administration and the late '.var ar»
answered, by a republican, bv replying -If ire-
Light.” The federalists complain tnat ml}
not hear their arguments and reasonir.
b '.5 US
subject. This cal! upon republicans <i
war and since, to “bear to reason.** n :.
of the man and his son who got into sin
culty with a load of wood. The fath< r :
upon getting out of the difficulty in hi- owi
and the son repeatedly called on h s f:.<
!iear to reason. Do for God’s sake, far lit
he, for once hear to reason! Tiie far her
• so often importuned, at last laid down his *i>i;
to attend to reason, and anxiously enquired w ;
it was. “Why,” says the son. *T wish, father,
that you, and the cart, and oxen and stood weft
all in h-U together.”—Vermont Republican
Rostov, September 12.
Captain Eaton, from Fort Royal, (Mart.) reports that
while at Martinique, a French ship arrived from Havre
bound to Gaudaloupe, but did not proceed on her way
in consequence of the plague being in that Island. The
last advices received at Martinique stated that it had ra
ged to such a degree that half the inhabitants were swept
off—no business was transacted. The French frigate
Normande arrived at Fort Royal 20th August, from the
Saints, and was to sail in one or.two days for France.—
The French troops were daily expected at Martinique, to
take possession of the Island, and the British preparing to
British H'est Indies.—AVe have seen letters from Bar-
badoes to the 9th August, which mention that troops were
sailing from all the islands for Jamaica, where an insurrec
tion of the slaves was expected.—Gazette.
From the Ai‘ev>-Yark National Advocate.
Mr R , of this city, informed the person who com
municates this article, that a few days since an intelligent
farmer lately arrived here from Scotland states, that “in
the ne-.o town of Endinburgh, (said to be one of the hand
somest in Europe) most of the elegant houses are shut
up, and only one servant left to watch the buildings, the
owners having gone to France, to evade paying the enor
mous taxes.” He further adds, that “absentees’ estates
pay no taxes, during their absence,” as he Was informed.
Hence this law must have been enacted to favour the no
bility and the wealthy landholders! AVe have no such
partial laws in this happy country. AMICUS.
A tribute to the memory of Sheridan. :
found in our columns ol this day-. That Bi i-l
patriot had lived long enough to see hi-1 .c a
tions fulfilled, that the French wav, and r.s/7?
system, would bring ruin upon England .’
Pitt has been called the pilot that weather' A"
storm—but history will show, that he rt-
the storm, and died before the succeed In;
had given England the opportunity of v wr
ing its terrible effects upon her happing awl
prosperity. Even the calm, which sent;
to display' the wide spread ruin and distress ri
her agricultural, manufacturing and commerce,
interests, may be but the interlude between lift
“MURDER WIIL OUT.”
Norfolk, September 11.
On the night of the 26th of June, 1815, the
clerk’s office in the navy yard at Gosport, was
feloniously entered, and the desk belonging
thereto broken open and plundered of four thou
sand seven hundred dollars in bank notes, which
had been received of the navy agent and depo
sited there the preceding evening, for the pur
pose of paying off seamen, marines, and others
attached to the dgpot. The utmost vigilance fhe revenue, and taxes exceed the rentf
foreign storm which Pitt poured tip°n
French republic, and that domestic oitfw v.c;
must sooner or later level the British gnver: -
ment in the dust, and scatter its proud pi I
in the Avhirlwinds of a dreadful revolution —
SITUATION OF GREAT BRITAIN
The following is an extract of a letter from i
gentleman in Bath,-England, to his son in N«-
York, dated July 22, and left at the ol£ce
the National Advocate.
“Trade and commerce in this country seem ,1
be annihilated—people out of emplov a d not
ing in every part—the hanging at Eiy fas by r n
means quelled the spirit of dissatisfaction—H
has shown itself in a most alarming degree it
Chippenham, Bradford, and also at Trowbridge
in tliis neighbourhood; The national debt w
Enplane! is above a thousand millions, and that
of Ireland above two hundred millions more —
OvR NATIONAL EXPENSE EXCEEDS THE RE v £>'' :E
SEVENTEEN MILLIONS PER ANNUM, AND THE TAXES
EXCEED THE RENTS IN EVERY COUNTY. A W® 01 .
so embarrassed cannot long exist. Eleven 11
the first houses in London have latelv stopp^ J
payment—many more are tottering—and the
bankrupts in England alone are, upon the 2 yer ‘
age, 80 per week.” * -
This is no doubt, a pretty correct pictur* 0
the state of England; for we should not suppose »
father would undertake to deceive his son—
a dreadful picture it is. Tom Paine’s calculation
was, that the national debt of England won
destroy itself by its regular increase in the p re
sent year, 1816; or, in other words, that in t
year 1796, it had entered upon the last twer C
years of its political existence; and we sas P ec .
Mr. Paine’s opinion will prove nearly c< ?^, r . e ^
When national expense is seventeen mlCt ? ur
pounds sterling, or seventy-five millions J
hundred and eighty thousand dollars more ^