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it is wide enough to beat a vessel of any estate, about $1000, to the Foreign Misbize against the wind.
sionary Society. At Enfield, Mr. EbeneGeorge Manners, Esq. has been ap- zer Terry, 94. At Franklin, Mr. Hezepointed British Consul for the State of kiah Tracy, 82. He was an old revoluMassachusetts.
tionary soldier, and fought at Monmouth. Married.] At Boston, Mr. Ebenezer
VERMONT. Fisk, merchant, of New Orleans, to Miss In passing through the various towns, Emily Willard. Mr. Thomas L. Nor- on his route in Vermont, the President of eroft, to Miss Catharine Chandler. Mr. the United States met every testimony of Joshua Davis, 2d, to Mrs. Margaret Sul respect, the people every where hailing Jivan. Mr. Hezekiah Newton, to Miss his arrival, and manifesting a generous Eliza Lewis. Mr. Peleg Haydon, to forgetfulness of party distinctions. Miss Eliza Dole. Mr. John C. Burt, to Married.) At Putney, Mr. Robert DumMiss Elizabeth Seaver. Mr. Charles D. lap, aged 70 years, to Miss Ann Williams, Reynolds, to Miss Elizabeth Pushard. aged 20. At Salem, Mr. Isaac Adams, to Miss Died.) At Rutland, Mr. Rufus Ball, Margaret Bishop. At Charlestown, Mr. killed by the fall of a tree. At Walpole, Jacob Proctor, to Miss Lucretia Tufts. Mr. Benjamin Hawes, aged 71. Died.) Mr. Joseph R. Wilder, aged
• NEW-YORK. 37. Miss Sophia' Hill, daughter of On the President's arrival at PlattsAaron Hill, Esq. 30. Mrs. Elizabeth burgh, he was received by the troops staDyer, 86. Mrs. Mary Kennedy, 76. Miss tioned there, with military honours, and Elizabeth Buckley, 74. Mr. Thomas after reviewing them and examiving the. Newcomb, 53. Mr. James Adams, 56. public works, he passed on to the west, RHODE-ISLAND.
accompanied by General Brown. They In the year 1816, the foreign arrivals at took Sackett's Harbour in their route, the ports of Rhode Island were 90. whence they embarked, and proceeded
Married.] At Bristol, George F. Ush- to Fort Niagara, and after having gone er, Esq. to Miss Susan Maria Griswold. over the battle-ground in this quarter and Capt. Wm. S. Barrett, of Boston, to Miss inspected the state of the fortifications, Mary H. Phillips.
proceeded on to Detroit. CONNECTICUT.
A good harbour on Lake Erie has reThere are, in the Institution for the In- cently been discovered, half way between struction of the Deaf and Dumb, at Erie and Buffalo, i. e. 45 miles from each. Hartford, about thirty scholars, from It is called Dunkirk, and is in the county the age of ten to fifty years; and who are of Chatauque. The bay is semi-circular, from the states of New-Hampshire, Mas- and well sheltered, with a good channel. sachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Its convenience for navigation and trade New-York, and Pennsylvania. The mode is great. of instruction is something like the Lan- Archibald S. Clarke, Robert W. Stodcastrian, and the progress of the pupils is dard, and Oliver C. Comstock, Esqrs. apencouraging.
pointed by the United States commissionSome damage has been done in this ers to examine the claims of the sufferers State by the great rains, especially on the on the western frontier of this State, durbanks of the Connecticut river.
ing the late war, are now in session at BufThe Rev. Eleazer Thompson Fitch, of falo. Andover, is chosen Professor of Divinity The Supreme Court of the State of in Yale College; and Mr. Alexander Fish- New-York has ordered that circuits be er, a Tutor, is chosen adjunct Professor held in the counties of Sullivan–Thursof Mathematics, in the same institution. day, 18th September next; Orange
Married.) At East Guilford, Mr. Bar- Monday, 22 September next; Dutchess-zaleel Meigs, to Miss Eliza Doud. At Last Monday in August; Putnam-ThursKillingby, Capt. William Hibbard, to Miss day, 4th September ; Greene-First MonArminda Phelps, both of Hebron. day in September; Ulster-Monday, 29th
Died.] At Wethersfield, Miss Eliza- September ; Schenectady-Thursday, 4th beth G. Talcott, aged 32. By her will September; Columbia--Second Monday she gave £1000 to the first Society in in September ; Montgomery-First MonWethersfield; $500 to Yale College; $500 day in September; Schoharie-Second to the Domestic Missionary Society; $500 Monday in September. for the education of young men for the By a proclamation of His Excellency ministry; her real estate, worth about the Governor, it is ordered that until the $1,500 for the education and support of first of October next, no person from the orphan children, and the remainder of her cities of Charleston and Savannah shall
come into the city or county of New Died.] At Newark, Mr. Timothy Coe, York, until after 20 days from their lea- aged 20. Mrs. Elizabeth Hinsdale. Mrs. ving either of the said cities; and all ves. Hinsdale in her will bequeathed $300 to sels arriving at New-York from any port benevolent uses. in the United States south of the Dela
PENNSYLVANIA. ware, shall until the first of October an A society has been organized in Phi. chor at the quarantine ground.
ladelphia under the title of “The PhiThe late' heavy rains have done much ladelphia Society, Auxiliary to the Ameridamage in various parts of the state, par can Society, for colonizing the Free Peoticularly on the Mohawk. In Herkimer ple of Colour, of the United States." county the damage is estimated at 100,000 Many emigrants have arrived at Phidollars.
ladelphia from Holland, who have proThe intervales on the Hudson, the Bat- ceeded on their way to the fertile region ten-Kill, Schoharie-Kill, and Hoosick,have of the Mississippi. Nearly 1000 arrived also been very much laid waste. Bridges, in two ships. ** mill-dams, &c. &c. have been carried The number of children returned by away, and many crops destroyed.
the assessors of the city and county of A serpent, 35 or 40 feet in length, has Philadelphia, to be schooled by the counbeen seen in Lake Erie. Its colour is ty commissioners, is 3092. a dark brown, nearly a black. It was The crops as far as they have been seen by the crew of the schooner General gathered in, have been very abundant in Scott, and when it raised its head above Pennsylvania this season; and the corn the water, its neck appeared to be 10 or and buckwheat promise plenty. 12 inches in diameter.
The late heavy rains inundated the Mrs. Margaret Milbanks, of Bethlehem, town of York, and did very great damage. wife of Mr. Walter Milbanks, was safely It is stated that, in that place, fifty-four delivered, not long since, of three daugh- buildings were destroyed, and the value of ters, and the mother and daughters all property sweptoff, is estimated at $200,000 well.
at least. Married.] At Wayne, Mr. Reuben A cow, belonging to Mr. D. Sample, Hinckley, of Seneca county, aged 85, to near the borough of Indiana, had a calf, Widow Pinkney, late of Putnam county, not long since, with two heads,-four aged 82.
eyes,-three ears,—six legs, four before Died.) At New-York, John Shaw, Esq. and two behind,-and two tails. The many years a respectable merchant. Mr. calf is living. John Moore. Mrs. Jerusha Post. Mr. A boy was lately taken to the PennsylJonathan Post, aged 77. Mr. Neil M'Lean, vania Hospital, on account of lunacy, oc67. At Rockaway, L. I. Joseph Holman, casioned by exposure to the sun, while Esq. aged 53. Mr. Holman was known swimming in the heat of the day, and renot only as an actor of considerable repu- maining too long in the water. tation, but also as a scholar and dramatic Married. In the Island of Madeira, writer of much merit. The comedies in June last, Mr. Benjamin Renshaw, of Abroad and at Home; The Votary of Philadelphia, to Miss Francesca de Paula Wealth ; What a Blunder; Love gives Guillermina de Orea Y. Luna, eldest the Alarm; and the Gazette Extraordina daughter of the late Lieut. Col. Don Gonry, were written by Mr. Holman.
zala Maria de Orea, Knight of the MiliNEW-JERSBY. :
tary Order of St. Jago. The late heavy rains have done much Died.] In Poughkeepsie, N. Y. on damage in this state. In the township the 20th July, James Hamilton, Esq. of of Caldwell, the damage is estimated at Woodlands, in the vicinity of Philadel$10,000. The banks of the Passaick phia, aged 42 years. have been overflowed, and in New-Bruns
DELAWARE. wick, the streets were inundated. The Died.] At the Eleutherian Mills, on crop of oats partly cut, and in the swarth, the Brandywine, near Wilmington, on has been very materially injured.
the 8th August, Peter Samuel Du Pont Seven wagons loaded with the goods De Nemours, aged 77 years. He was a of Irish emigrants, who recently arrived member of the National Institute of at Amboy from Ireland, passed through France, had been a counsellor of state, New-Brunswick, on the 30th July, for was Knight of the Order of the Lys, of the Western Country.
the Order of Vasa, and of the Legion of Married.) At Orange, Mr. John N. Honour. He was the father of the DuBaldwin, to Miss Jemima B. Osborn, both ponts, who, seventeen years ago, brought of Newark. At Union, Mr. Amos Day, with them from France the art of making to Mrs. Sarab Baker.
gun-powder in all the perfection given to
it by the latest chemical discoveries, and she was one of the oldest inhabitants of established their mills on the Brandywine. Baltimore. At that time there were no improvements
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. at the place, and now there are two pow
A part of the lots of public ground in der mills, which produce powder equal to
Washington, which at the last session of any in the world, and a cotton factory, a wool factory, and a tanning establishment,
Congress were directed to be sold, were conducted according to the modern chem
put up to the highest bidder on Thursday,
and went off at an average of 47 cents ical process, by which a hide is tanned as thoroughly in two months as by the old
per square foot, which would amount to
rather more than 20,000 dollars an acre. way in several years. Three hundred
The conditions of sale required one moiemen are employed in these establish
ty of the purchase money to be paid ments. MARYLAND.
down, and oblige the purchaser of each Thesuperintendents of the Penitentiary
lot to erect thereon, within three years,
a house 25 by 40 feet, three stories high. at Baltimore, have made a report to the
The Board of Managers of the Ameripublic, by which it appears that 301 con
can Colonization Society are about taking victs were confined therein, and employed as follows: males, Cordwaining 40;
measures to carry the design of their in
stitution into effect. As preliminary to Sawing stone 36 ; Brick laying 2 ; Car
their operations, they call upon their pentering 7; Tailoring 2 ; Smithing 6;
friends to aid them by contributions, &c. Dying 3; House working 2; Cooking
and contemplate sending a person to Siand Baking 5; Invalids 3 ; Writing (for
erra Leone, in Africa, to make the necesass'g. keepers) 1 ; Turning 1 ; Weaving, Warping and Quilling 50 ; Hatting 9;
sary observations, so as 'to justify our Spinning Wool 1; Carding Wool 6;
government in affording co-operation. Jobbing 12 ; Gardening 1; Sick 11; in
VIRGINIA. cells 4;-216. Females, Spinning 43; The total amount of duties on import Weaving 6; Washing 9; Sewing 3; and tonnage, secured to the United States, Spooling 3 ; Knitting 2; Reeling 2 ; Mak- in the district of Norfolk and Portsmouth, ing soap 2; Cooking 2; House working from the 1st of April to the 30th June, 1; Warping 1; in cells 1 ;-85-216-To- 1817, inclusive, was $236,994.59. Of this tal 301.
amount, the duties from American vesThe Commissioners appointed by the sels, $82,217.88; from foreign vessels, . General Assembly of the state of Mary- $145,776.71. On the single article of
land,and by the Common Council of Balti- rum, the duties amounted to $90,000. The more, have completed their survey of the quantity of sugar imported during the city. The present plan of the city of sante period exceeded two millions of Baltimore comprehends a space little less pounds. than 4 miles square. The Commission- A steam boat is established to run from ers are to proceed to extend the streets, Norfolk to Baltimore, called the Virginia. lanes and alleys, all of which are to be She is stated to be the longest built boat in laid out, as near as may be, at right angles. the United States, being 60 tons larger
Some stalks of oats have been shown than the Philadelphia, and is calculated to in Baltimore, which were raised at Pot- run from Baltimore to Norfolk, in 2 Spring, and which measured 6 feet 8 hours, and in less time in smooth weather. inches in length, with heads two feet long. The freshet has also done damage in
Great damage has been done, and some this state. The bridge by which Peterslives lost, by the great unexampled rains burgh and Blandford were connected, has at Baltimore and other places in Mary- been carried away; and the cellars in the land. Mills, mill-dams, bridges, have been vicinity of Brick House run, were on Saswept away, and great quantities of hay turday very generally filled with water, and oats have been destroyed.
, and much damage was done to the suMarried.) At Baltimore, Mr. William gar, salt, &c. deposited in them. M. Davis, merchant of London, to Miss A new literary institution has been Sarah Rutter. Mr. Henry B. Swan, to founded in this state, near Charlottesville, Miss Elizabeth Davis. Mr. Robert Elliot under the name of Central College. Its to Miss Mary Coffin.
funds are extending rapidly. SubscripDied.) At Chestertown, E. S. Miss tions have been obtained to the amount of Mary Ann Kilden, much regretted. At 16 to 18,000 dollars. Several gentlemen, Furley, the residence of Mr. Wm. L. and among them, Thomas Jefferson, have Bowley, Mrs. Sarah Stewart, aged 78; contributed each $1000. The like sum
is expected from James Madison and
LOUISIANA. James Monroe.
The Mayor and Common Council of , NORTH CAROLINA.
the city of New Orleans have been taAccounts from Fayetteville, N. C. re- king measures to prevent the threatened present the damage by the late freshet to invasion of a most malignant epidemic have been very great. The water rose from the West Indies, which has been in Cape Fear river 50 feet in 18 hours- very destructive in those islands. They in two days it had risen upwards of 70 have called it the plague, remarking that feet. The crops have suffered severely. a striking difference between it and the Many small houses near the river were yellow fever, is, that the former attacks overflowed. The large mill of Messrs. all alike, whether natives or foreigners, Terry & M'Neill was inundated within strangers or long residents. three feet of the top of the building. Two
MISSISSIPPI. lives are said to have been lost.
The convention which met for the pur SOUTH CAROLINA.
pose of erecting this Territory into a The reports in regard to the preva- State, have accepted the act of Congress lence of fever in Charleston, have been on that subject, by a majority of 36 to exaggerated, as is usual, but still it ap- 11, and have appointed a committee to pears to have been more than commonly draw up a constitution. sickly. Strangers, however, have been A cannon ball foundry is about being most attacked, and the corporation have established, under the superintendence of appropriated for their relief $3000, and General Jackson, on Shoal Creek, Madiappointed a committee to collect volun- son County, in this Territory. Thirty tary subscriptions in their behalf. It has thousand acres of land have been laid off been proposed to remove them to Had for the use of the establishment. drell's Point, where they can be well ac
TENNESSEE. commodated, and the commander of the The Western papers state, that on the harbour has tendered the barracks of that 8th of July, Governor M‘Minn and Geneplace for the purpose.
rals Jackson and Meriwether, commisThe rains have caused all the streams sioners on the part of the United States, to inundate their banks and much of the effected a treaty with the Cherokee Inadjacent country. The corn crops have dians, (by way of exchange) for a small been greatly injured, and the cotton crops tract of country on the north side of Tennearly destroyed.
nessee river, within the limits of this state, Died.) At Charleston, the Right Rev- including little more than Sequatchee erend Theodore Dehon, D. D. Bishop of Valley; and all the land south of Chatathe Protestant Episcopal Church for the hoochee river, in the state of Georgia. It Southern Diocese. He was distinguish-" is expressly stipulated in this treaty, that ed for his learning and piety, and died the census of the whole nation be taken much lamented.
in the month of June next, with a view to GEORGIA.
ascertain the gross number of those on The damage done by the late heavy the Arkansas and White rivers, including rains to the crops of cotton in the lower all those on the east side of the Mississiplands in this state is very great ; nearly pi, who, on taking the enumeration, shall the whole is destroyed. Rice crops will express a wish to remove thither-and also suffer severely from the same cause, that after the enumeration is taken, the
Report appears to have exaggerated Cherokee nation shall cede to the United the extent of sickness in Savannah, and States, such portion of their country as the papers of that city announce that the those who reside on the Arkansas and beginning of August was quite as healthy White rivers, together with all those who as usual.
may wish to remove, are justly entitled From Savannah were exported, from to from their numbers; for which the 1st of Oct. 1816, to the 1st July 1817, in- United States are to give to them an equal clusive, to ports in Great Britain, 58,201 portion of land on the Arkansas and bales of cotton_5941 bbls. of rice- White rivers, the bounds of which are 958 hhds. of tobacco: to ports on the con- designated in the present treaty. tinent of Europe, 16,012 bales of cotton- Those that make their election to re3070 bbls. of rice--1454 hhds. of tobac- move, are to be furnished with boats and co: coastwise, 32,810 bales of cotton supplies necessary to their removal, at 1768 bbls of rice--2033 hhds. of tobacco, the expense of the United States; each making a total of 107,023 bales of cot individual of the poor Indians to be furton-10,779 bbls. ef rice--5845 hhds. of nished with a rifle gun, a blanket and kettobacco.
tle, or steel trap. There ryill be reserves
of 640 acres allowed to heads of families, in the portion of country given up to The number of emigrants into Ohio the United States, should the individual and the western states, for the present claiming it reside thereon until his or her year, has been almost unexampled ; and death, which will descend to their poste among them are many men of wealth, rity in fee simple ; but should they leave and great agricultural experience and skill. their reservations during their life time, On the 14th of July a meeting was such lands will become the property of held at Warren, Ohio, for the purposg the government. A reasonable compen- of devising means for opening a commusation is to be made to those Indians who nication between the waters of Ohio and leave plantations, for their improvements. Lake Erie, through the Mahoning and KENTUCKY.
Grand rivers.' A committee of five was In the month of June three steam appointed to explore the proposed route, boats, carrying about 400 tons each, and examine the practicability of opening a laden with dry goods and groceries, ar- communication, estimate the expense, rived at Louisville from New Orleans, in and make a report at a meeting to be held 22 days. Freight from 4 dollars to 4 dol- on the 23d of September next. lars 50 cents per cwt.
Mr.J.Eicker, of Worcester,having peneThe small-pox has prevailed to a limit- trated through a rock 440 feet, has at ed extent in and about Louisville, but length obtained salt water of a good few have died with it; and physicians quality ; such that 100 gallons of water were exerting themselves to introduce makes a bushel of excellent salt. His vaccination.
well is about three miles west of the town. There is a man in Port Wilson, Galla- The rock being in many places very hard, tin County, Kentucky, by the name of he was upwards of two years in perforaDavid Wilson. He is 78 years old,-he ting it, the expense of which was by no has had four wives, and by them 42 chil- means inconsiderable. dren. His oldest child is 16 years young
MICHIGAN TERRITORY. er than himself. His second wife had five The President of the United States children, at two births, in seventeen extended his tour as far as Detroit, to months. Mr. W. is a native of Pennsyl- which place he was accompanied by Gevania, converses with ease and affability, neral Brown. After having viewed all and supports his family by labour.-He that required his attention, he took his has worn a hat 20 years, which is still way through Ohio for the seat of Gopassably decent.
ART. 14. MONTALY CATALOGUE OF NEW PUBLICATIONS,
WITH CRITICAL REMARKS.
NOMIC DRAMAS. By Maria Edge- constitute that charm which instantly fas
U worth, author of Fashionable Tales, cinates, exerts a strong and permanent &c. Boston, Wells and Lilly, 12mo. pp. attraction. 286.
Fortunately her reputation does not Miss Edgeworth is a deservedly popu- rest upon these Dramas, which are by no lar writer. She is more pleasing in her means calculated to increase its support. style and subjects than Miss More, more The first of them is called Love and Law. just in her delineations of life, than Miss The scene is laid in Ireland. The lanBurney, (madame D'Arblay,) and, in guage of the Dramatis Personæ is sufevery respect, immensely superior to ficiently peculiar, and no doubt very faithLady Morgan, the Porters, and a whole fully imitated. But they are all vulgar peobevy of scribbling spinsters. She will ple, and not well discriminated except by not, indeed, bear a comparison with Ma- second-hand accounts of them. There is dame de Stael, or even Madame de Genlis. no kind of skill discovered either in the She does not affect to come into compe invention or management of the plot. tition with them. In Miss Edgeworth's The next is called the Two Guardians, novels we do not look for impassioned and the scene is laid in London. This sentiment or poetic description. The has not even the recommendation of little romance which appeared in her fidelity to offsetagainst all its staleness and earlier compositions has nearly deserted insipidity. It is intended as a representaher. The accuracy of her exhibitions of tion of the corruption of what is termed men and manners, however, if it do not high life, and a negro boy, who would