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The Whig (Newspaper) - May 4, 1809, Cincinnati, Ohio m ■B-npfWP CINCINNATr, PIUNTI:D BY CARNEY & MOU(;AN, MAUKET STKKKT. { Vcl. L ) THUUSDAY, May 4, l«Oi. •TERMS or THIS PAPER, THE WHIG Will be published every Thuradayy on a sheet of ¿íotjal size, and delivered at die ofhce at txvo dollar» and fifty cent» per annum—one half paid in advance the other at the end of the year, or two dollars paid in advance—«i f sent by post three dallprt per annum, paid as above, or hva dollar» andfift^ cent» in advance, if paid within two months after aubscribing it will be considered in advance. Any person obtaining six subscribers wnd will become accountable for the payment, shall be furnished with one gratis. No. papers to be disr oWnued until m-rear-•ges are paid, Deef, Pork, Flour, Sugar, Whiskey, Country Linen, &c. delivered «the Office,«the market-price, will be taken in payment . Advertisements making no more in length than in breadth, iu|erted three times for one dollar, and‘25 cents for every subsequent insertion. Longer ones in ttie same proportion. AUTtt&NTlC NEWS FROII lArTI. Mole,advances niwards the Cape, there i' almost a certainty of success. “We find by lettfcrs from London, of the 14th of Dccetnber, that England has officially declared the neutrality of Hayti. —British subjects, and all oUiers, are allowed freely to trade to Hayti, the same ts'to other neutral parts. This^important. act widens the range of commerce to this country, and we shall presently be inundated with British vessels and f¿>ncs.” Nir.Gaz. Fort Royal is announced to be head quar’ ters. The following is a c«m*ct list of the non-commiiteiotiii*! officers and |>rivatc8, kill* d, wounded and missing, on our side. 5 Serjeants and 110 privates killed y do. and 6 drumiiKTS and 1 i7(> privates wounded j 4 Privates missing * 115 391 A letter from Port-au-prluce, of the 23d of February, to a gentleman in N. YoVk ctntains the particulars which follow “ We are in this said Hayti torn by convulsions, and all those disasters inie-parable from a state destitute of eOergy a ul moral principles. Our worthy president certainly is a phenomenon, otherwise i; w'ould be impossible for him to govern' *^iuch a hetrogeneous* racj. Some weeks •iocs, we wsre alarmed at a report that a plut againal his life was discovered, when we straog^ found that he believed it, and was takbg precautions of ao unusual kind, suckM planting extra cannon before hi.s door, we bcg:ui to think with O’Brien, oi' Afgiers, that matters looked squally. Ma oy persoQs of high consequence were na me.d among the conspirators, perhaps false )y } but 1 assure you that we thought of nothing less than a scene of anarchy. The mil i policy, and forbearing virtues of Pc-tion, has caused the storm to subside, and • I think we shall not for the present hear any further of-il. Extra zeal amjug the ^ soldiers hat been excited by this event, and ywrhaps it is one of those revolutionary evils that terminate in real good to the-head of the government, as all parties now arc emulating each other in support of Pc-tion. La Miil-rc preserves his position at the Mole, notwithstanding repeated attacks from Christophe, which though bloody, always terminate in La Marre’s favor. Christophe’s ship, brig and two schooners, have kept the maritime preponderance j and for some time past have blockaded the Mole. ** Pction, in order to meet his rival at sea tent down to Jamaica and purchased two kne ships, but they were so long getting here, and the situation of bis army at the Mole becoming perilous, he was compelled to (he disagreeable measure ot taking British vessels here into requisition. He took a fine ship called the Queen, and the brig Kate ; the latter lie has since bought. We arc, iherofore, all in a bustle embarking the tnxms,and preparing for a grand expedition. The delicate manner in which Pct'ioa has cou.lucted this requisition, has encrcased our respect for him ; and I have no doubt but ail the panics will be amply compensated by Pction for an^oss or da mage done to the vessels or property. “ At the critical moment thatthc'whole ieet were ready to sail, news arrived, of . the arrival from Jamaica, at Aux-Cayes, oif one of Peiion’t ships ; she was immediately put under Indigene colors, and saile<l for this place, and we hourly expect her. On her arrival, the squ idron will consist of t VO heavy ships of *0 guns, 18 and 24 Eound=r'. tb*' three-masted schooner, the rg K;»tc, the srhoonen Independence, Prestde'n and HcVcca, well minned, a:id wUh Ir »m i'i to IJ'tOmen. This is h* far the ni j|t f >rinid.ib!e cxnediii'>-i we •ecu in H ivtl, i:iJ will not only block.rh* ^ arnihil uc CliristopheN naval forre, but wiU it is s ijiposej, act on the off nsiw— So that vo'i need not be surprised to find Sia'dvU war brought to i^sue in a »h«i IbM.i K>i if Pctiro, as is stid, man.iu tad La M.srre, with his n'n ,i-u %á Curse, !• that which he now lui at th The foUotoing Is the Jtrat article of a de^. i\-ee of Bonaparte\ dated Burgt»^ Noxh 12,1808. •'The Dukes of Infantado, of Higar, of Medina Caeli, and of Ossuna,, the Mar*-quis of Santa Cruz, the Counts of Feman, Nunea, and of Altamira, the Prince of Castel France, the Sieur Pierre Cevallos, ex-minister of state, and the Bishop of Santander, arc declared traitors to France and Spain, and traitors to the crowns.— As such, their persons ahall be seized and brought before a military commission and shot.—Their property, moveable and im-i! moveable, shalf be confiscated in Spain, in France, in the kingdom of Italy, in the kingdom of Naples, in the Papal states, in the kingdom of Holland, and in all the countries occupied by the French arms, to defray the expenses of the wsr. NEW YORK, April 10. From a Bermuda paper of the 9,5th of March,, received at the ojice of the New Fork Mercantile Advertuer, by the Bri~ tith packet» Kingstox, St Vincents, March 4. Corujuest of Mctrtirúque,—We have this day the pleasure of laying before our rea ders the important communication of the surrender of Fort Bourbon to our army,, on Friday the 34th ult. which cannot fail qf inspiring the liveliest interest’ It appears that on the 19th a tremendous fire was opened ofi it, which was continued for fouv successive days and nights, wihout the smallest intermission. On the evening of the25d, general Val-irct sentoiii[ a flag of truce, when imme-iatcly all firing ceased. In consequence of Villarct’s terms being pretty similar to unot’s in Portugal, they of course were refused; and-at eight the same evening, the Briti.sh commenced a dreadful cannonading, which was continued the W'hole night. At seven next morning (t4th) the princip.al mag.izine blew up, and in the course of half .an hour after,three white flags appeared flying on the three distinct pointi of the Fortress, when all firing instantly ceased ; ar.d at 10 o’clock that night, the capitulation was signed | and nett morning ratified by Villaret. I'he terms nppe.ar to be as follow That all private properly shall be respected, the garrison made prisoners of war, and to be sent to the coast of France to be exchanged, which if Bonaparte declines, they are to be peremptorily sent to England, and there kept prisoners of war. The capt. general Villaret, had a garrison of 8fXX) men when the British landed; hut die military skill, and intrepkl valor of our army had soon reduced them Ifl 2064* The Fort had been plentifully supplied with excellent provisions, and had abundance of good water; but the reason that Vallaret assign» lor its so speedy re-duchoo, is the circumstance of his princj-pal magazine having been blown up by a shell falling near it, which accident had reduced it to an almost untenable atate. The fort was found in a most filthy, infectious condition, from the number of killed and wounded, the troops bearing the most disagrrcable appearance, imd not a single foot of the aurface of the battery, but what had been ploughed up by shots or diclls falling on it|«aA «caiccky « gun but was dismounted.    , The flank compañía of »he T*k Toot, and two companies of tlie light brigade, marched into fort WourlKin, on the mor n.'ig of the 25tb, and took p^issass'ioa of thj works i the, rem lindor of the British army remain still encamped- French don )t march o il of the fort imii’ irons pons u.'c readv to receive them, which it is sujipoj-vl will not l-.e before the 6<h or 8ih inti.c.apr. Prvdie.of tSe 9.h rvgimtnt, * iil- .l with dispatches for F.iigbmd, h t’le , L)jVv s'oop uf wai, Ou    tsUy    IaU Total 50t S Seijeants and 15 private» slcce dead. General Moran, aid-de-camp to Villaret, and 2d in command, died of his wounda of the 95th ult. The inhabitants throughout the island are hlgldy pleased with the diange that haa taken place, and have a|l returned to their,houses and occupations. The versality of geij. Beckwith’s genius,' of his militáiy skill, his intrepidity and patience, from the pei iod of his landing at Martinique, till die island had finally surrendered, u is im]ioasihle to give an adequate description of. The aii|V under him, in conseqhence of their g^ral dc> lortment and uniform gallant ctmduct, las received his unfeigned thanks. "‘We bear that he begins to mediate the invasion of Gaudaloupe, which if he docs, and a landing is once eflected by the respectable force he now has, would very soon reduce that colony, as we have heard nothing of the people that lead us,to expect a powerful resistance on their part, 'fhis however, we know, that the government of the island is approaching fast,' literally, to a state of effete.. Tbe at-ticlea of the capitulation of Martinique, are dated the 94>ii of February, 1809, and consists of SO articles signed by Geo. Prevost, lieut. gen. Fredsick Maitland, Major gen. and George Cock-bum, commodore, on the part of the British; and on thy-part of the French, by Villaret Joyeuse, gen. of brigade, Moi<'-fold, col. and Boyer, chief of die staSl Ratified by generad Beckwith and admiral Cochrane. »aoii the rational irtellicercer. Solid National /Vos/iefby.—Notwithstanding all that haa been said against the embargo, it mav be questioned, whether any year since ner independence, America has made a ^eater progress in solid wealth than during the last. To those who view only the surf»';e of thin^, this remark rtiay be considered as visipnary; but it only requires a dispassionate attention to facts of the greatest notoriety, and considerations of indisputable accuracy^ to induce us, at the least, to withhold an arrogunt rejection of it. In the eastern section of the union, there has been an astonishing progress made in manufactures, in the middle section internal improvements have advanced with unprecedented steps, while in the southern and western states, although most severely presse'd, much labor haa been advantageously employed in the im provement of their farms. That this has been the case, the increased price of lands, and the undiminished price of labor, are almost conclusive proofs. These are the great barometers of national prosperity ; and while they keep up, it may be confi dently affirmed that the country is free from general distress. The cotton manu* factories of Rhode Island, have assumed a magnitude that promises to rival those of Britain, end similar associations la Massachusetts have become so numerous as to require a general act of her legislature regulating the mode of conducting f their operations. In Connecticut the patriotism pnd perseverance of lol. Hura phreys, both in the introduction and raising of the best sheep, and the manufacture of the finest cloths, have overromr almost every difficulty. In New York, Chancel lor Livingston sustains a vigorous com petition. In New Jersey the raising of sheep has commanded great and success lul attention, in which no one has been more Instniinenfal titan Mr. Miles Smith ' MR eniightciicd and wealthy emigrant from Ktigl i /1, whose virtuttt and principles ev ery wsy qu dify him for ifie citizen of a re republic. Passing on to Fensylvanh, the favorite sea* of arts, enterprise and imlu^ trv, Hhilafivtniiia and its oeigiiliorhAod diipU) tin aharaslcriitisa mf a flourublog mwiufaciuring settlement t and Putslmrt at a di%tunre of thrre hiindir'd miicE,' wEu the powerful agency of steam in a cottdk manufacrorv', has begun ts dtaw upen tli# iiirxhauttiblc rtilies of, perhaps, the noblest coal mines upon earth. When this resource rhall be brought into full activits, what may we not expect from a place, in the midst of a fertile country, at the head of a navigation that leads to the ocrtn by a circuit of two thousand miles, and thro’ a country, psrt of which is abeady well settled, and all of Which will. In a short period of time, sustain a crowded population. ^ In Philadelphia and its vicinity, property hiw never risen with such rapidi-tyi andneiver has Philadelphia received so much improvement ss during the last year. If any one Withes to form a lulera-ble' idea of die manu(acuincs in and aliout this place, he hat only oc'cnsion to pawi trough Germantown, a flourishing vilhige^ commencing about five milea fVom tht city, and continuing almost widiout inters ruption fiiT miles further, a town almost exclusively supported by manufactures* The state of Delaware, on the fine wrrctu of the Brandywine, follows boldly in ihu footsteps of her more opuleiA sisteA Progressing to the state jif Maryland, we find a capital of a mHIion farmed, and on iai-roense establishment rising in th^ ni*tgh» borhood of Baltimore, with every promisa of success. Let us nbt pass our own city without noticing, with bt coming modesty, an infant institution, the germ, pcrhapi, of future greatness, with a capital of abuut two hundred thousand dollars, subscribed for a bridM, nearly finished, exceeded H| workman^iporsize, by few in the Ufil « ted States* We might proceed, aad shck that even in the «outhem and western states, hitherto so exclusively devoted tq agriculture, the oiHt of manufiKturcs pven birtk to jlnany a promising experiment. But we haveuid knough to shew that out cidxens, however they may value trade, have too much genius and ener-when driven by necessity, not tu find other fields of occupadon» Our suprize will be diminished at [;eneral prosperity af the country, notwithstanding the almost total suspension of* commerce, when we campare the insignificant amount of that commerce in its mosil flourishing state, with the amount of thau totol consumption of tke country. Thfifl foreign goods consumed in this countlV have never, perhaps, exceeded forty mis* lions of dollars in valuewhile the eunsumpdon of the country does not Iw short of eight hundred millions. Hour admirably fitted is this faa to humble ih« vaunting arrogance ofahoae who -*v;riiiw every thing to external commerce! ÍA proves that a small amelioration or ad * vanee in the great occupations of iip-iciil* ture and manufactures outweighs in ntiliiji the boldest strides of commerce; and, perhaps, of itself sufficiently accuums for the general prosperity. I-et it, moreover, be regarded, t!iat dia internal improvements of the last year aro but as the seed sown, and that by far tht. greater portion of the harvest is nill to bt reaped ; and coflsequcnUy, that the cnsu. ing years are likely to be more Lrtlle it the general prosperity than the Itsu All those stoc1t'h<dders, wivo hav*t not paid FIFTY DOLLARS, on each of thrir shares, will pkase to notice, that a payment sufficient to completé ths aforesaid sum of fifty dollars Is hereby demanded, ptysblk on'th« first MoodaV it May nett. By Order, O. M. 8PKNC1R, Ooehlit» FOR SALE, AIIOÜSE y LOT on the bank of tht Ohio, Water street, tht above log contains 35 feet in froni ru.iniog back us^b the river 152 lect, on which ihrre ¡| bearing apple trees, with t/ie right of « well of water, not infeiior to anv; the houtt is a frame.whlch the s«d>scni>er m*W occupies, all of which he wjll srU M a viry reduced price, fs hr wishes to lesve tot p’asrc as soon as he can 4rraogc his boeh» CCS». DANIEL SEARLSIki 6in«lt«a(l, Ap«M Üih» itiM.

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