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Which report was read and approved, and and an half each. This price will give some the Council was directed to report a law idea of the estimation in which the fish is agreeably thereto.
held, though when plenty, one of a similar January 2014, 1817.
size may sell for twelve cents. Smelt.- Among the New-York fishes the
5. CARTILAGINOUS FISHES. smelt is called the Salmo eperlanus. Large Ray Fish or Skate.- A fin of a large ray quantities of these delicate little fish were was offered for sale by the name of French sold in the markets in March, at six and Holibut, but it was unsaleable from the eight cents per pound, but at the option of quantity of other fish. As it was cut up and the purchaser, either by weight or measure. the other parts of the fish were wanting, I They were brought from the streams of New could not determine the species. Jersey and Connecticut.
APPENDIX. Pickerel.-- This is the Esox lucius of Dr. Mya Arenaria, or soft shell clams, contiMitchill. A few of them from Long-Island nued plenty, fat, good, and cheap, from 25 to were offered for sale in March.
43 cents per hundred. The Shad.-If the weather is favourable in Venus Mercenaria, or hard shell clams be. March, this estimable fish appears in our gan to improve; and they were more plenty walers by a few stragglers. Several were in market than in the two preceding months. taken this month in the Delaware, and ap- Ostrea Edulis.—The common or eatable peared in the Philadelphia markets. Th oyster, continued good and plenty in March, fine weather in New York from the 12th to and of the usual price. the 16th March, also brought two or three to Crabs and Lobsters in March were few, our market, and were sold at two dollars poor, and in no demand.
Art. 10. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Americans assert, and attempt to prove, that the Tridearmad able tork on and against ani
THE learned Professor Pfaff, in Kiel, has yellow fever does not originate in America. mal magnetism.
The Legislature of Massachusetts have passed According to the latest accounts from Germa- a law restraining persons from practising physic, ny, the celebrated Madam Kruedener was on her in that State, who have not received a medical deway to Russia. She was educated in the Roman gree. The same regulation exists in Connecticut, Catholic Church ; is upwards of fifty years of and some other states, and a proposition of a siage. This female fanatic is represented as very milar nature is before the Legislature of Newengaging in her manners.
York. Massachusetts has likewise granted ten Mr. Muehlenfeldt, a young gentleman of extra- thousand dollars per annum for ten years to its ordinary musical talents and skill, excites the un- Medical College. bounded adıniration of amateurs and connoisseurs A proposition to establish a Board of Agriculin Germany. Lately he gave an instance of the ture, with a Professorship attached to it, is under proficiency which may be acquired on two diffe- consideration in the Legislature of New-York. A rent musical instruments. He performed with Professorship on this useful branch of science surprising accuracy that most difficult, grand and should be instituted in each of our Universities. unique piano-forte-concerto, composed by Beet- At the annual meeting of the Medical Society boven. With equal taste and nicety he went of New-York, on the 3d of February, at the Cathrough the superb violin-concerto os Kreutzer; pitol in Albany, the following officers were choand, as a specimen of his composition, and a mas- sen for the present year:-Dr. John Stearns, terpiece of his art, he played a voluntary with President ; Dr. Henry Mitchill, Vice-President; variations on the piano-forte.
Dr. Peter Wendell, Secretury ; Dr. Charles D. Several late numbers of the Medico-Chirurgi. Townshend, Treasurer ; Drs. David Hossack, Sacal Gazette, edited by Dr. J. N. Ebrhart, at Salz- muel L. Mirchill Westel Willoughhy, J. Roburgh Germany, have been received in this city. meyn Beck, and John Watts, Censors; Drs. As usual, these numbers are chiefly occupied with Amasa Trowbridge, William Patrick, A. Davis, notices, and summary reviews of American pub- Thomas Fuller, Joshua Lee; P. C. Adams, B. lications. Whilst perusing these German pages, White. our attention was particularly arrested by two obo Messrs. Gales and Seaton, of the City of Washservations of the learned editor, upon which he ing, have issued proposals for publishing a Journal expatiates : the inconsistency of Dr. Rush's theory of the Debates oi Congress, commencing with the of diseases ;—and the pertinacity with which the first Session after the adoption of the Constitution.
ART. 11. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. THE THIRD CENTURIAL JUBILEE, comme- minated on Sunday evening the 20 November morative of the REFORMATION, has been solem- last. The momentous occasion was characterized nized in a most splendid manner throughout Ger- by an active mutual feeling of charity, and by many. The Christian festivities and religious ex- evaugelical benevolence among Christians of wil ercises commenced on the 31st October, and ter. denominations. In most parts, the Lutheran and Reformed Churches celebrated their Toleration in Vienna, readily lent the damask tapestry of or Union Festival at the same time, and were so- that edifice, to complete the decorations of the lemnly united in the pale of the “ Evangelical protestant churches! Church.” Many Roman Catholic Christians cor- We have detailed accounts of this memorable dially united with Protestants in acts of charity, Jubilee, from every quarter of Germany, from in founding philanthropic institutions, and in per- France, Russia,&c. They give the most exhilaratpetuating the true principles of Christian unani- ing evidence of the true spirit of toleration and enmity. And it is worthy of remark that the Roman lightened liberality, which seems to be diffused Caiholic Clergy of the Imperial Parish Church throughout a greai portion of the Christian world
ART. 12. POETRY.
To Mrs. W
Receipt for a Haggis.
And send the swiftest birds of air
Which though 't'was neither rich nor rare
The pelican would not be lag, 12 But bring a haggis in ber bag;
The sulky hooded crow shoull bring
The sea mew, mount on pinions light, 16 And stock your board with puddings white;
The swiftest wild goose of the flock
The eagle, lofty child of light,
Beyond imperfect human sight,
Then on your deck his bounty spread, (2) Caller pow'ts feet and sing'd sheep's head; 'The gulls that skim innumerous by you,
With fish in sauce may well supply you.
With senses dull, and fancy cold,
In dreams of mere impossibilities?
To make a haggis fit to eal, 32 Is belter than poetic sham
Like Schakkaba's pistachio lamb:
John Bull, amidst his venison haunches,
Feeds like a sordid Hottentot.
With cleansing stream and scraping knile, 40 So well extirpätes all impurity,
E'en John might feed in full security.
Your whole materials slightly boil,
Must mingle; add the lungs and heart;
When parboiled spread them on the dresser ;
With knives, the greater and the lesser, 48 Be sure to hack and hew them all,
They never can be minc'd too small.
Add something less than half a pound; 52 Then sbred two Patagonian onions
The largest in the state's dominions ;
Then give a spoonful large of salt, 56 Of pungent pepper rather legs,
In all things, best to shun excess.
I must remind you of the suet,60 A scanty pound may do for all,
And pray be sure to mince it small
And o'er the mingled entrails spread: 64 The maw, when cleans'd with scalding water,
And freed from each offensive matter,
And fill the yawning bag with care; 68 For all are poured in this receptacle
To furnish forth the goodly spectacle,
" Great chieftain of the pudding race !" 72 But mind, it must not, like your skull,
Be cramm'd of precious matter full;
It feels the tempest of the pot; 76 Proud of its new abode, it swells,
'Gainst the imprisoning bag rebels,
Pours all its treasures from its side. 80 Pray then this caution ponder well,
And leave a space for room to swell.
To shape and scrape a wooden skewer, 84 And carefully adjust that pin
To keep the boiling haggis in ;
Will make it all that you desire.
And bless it with decorous grace,
(1) Bubbly Jock--a turkey cock. (2) Caller nowts feet-fresh cow heels.
Art. 13. MONTHLY SUMMARY OF POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE.
GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. R. H. has the ulmost confidence in the pub
"UTE speech from the throne, of January lic resources that national industry bas restanding continues to exist between Great en--that the difficulties under which the Britain and the continental powers--that H. country was before labouring were entirely
owing to temporary causes; and that, under at the Sandwich Islands, one of which, Atathe influence of all these auspicious circum. ai, on the north-east of the group, has submitstances, popular discontent had become qui- ted to ibe Emperor Alexander; and he has eted. The speech also announces that trea- also discovered a new, extensive, and inhabitties had been concluded with Portugal and ed island a little to the south-west of the Spain on the subject of the slave trade, and
group. recommends an increase of the number of houses of public worship of the established Algiers still continues to be disturbed by order.
dissension in the soldiery. The Dey having Government has ceased giving encourage- retired to the citadel of Caspa, dismissed his ment to persons to emigrate to the British Turkish guards, and black troops only are dominions in North America, except to half- now employed about his person. pay officers, and persons under peculiar cir
AMERICA. cuinstances; the reason assigned is that many who emigrated during the two last years
SPANISH AMERICA. were unavle to cultivate the land allotted to
Buenos Ayres. them, and became reduced to great distress. The troops under Artigas, at Colonia, have
The act suspending the Habeas Corpus bas mutivied, and 1000 men been sent from Buenos been repealed.
Ayres to assist the mutineers. A squadron of FRANCE
five armed brigs and two transports with troops The discussions, in regard to the regulation
were at anchor off the town on the 20th De
cember. Considerable commotion bas been of the press, bave terminated favourably to its independence. The specific system adopt- excited at Buenos Ayres in consequence of ed is not yet known. It seems that the Pope the report in regard to the Russian fleet. has refused to crown Louis while Bonaparte
Morillo is said to be in a great measure The prices of provisions in France conti: surrounded by Bolivar, who has 3000 men nues to tall in consequence of the plentiful and 12 pieces of artillery, and has put the harvest.
Royalisis entirely on the defensive; and SPAIN.
their only hope is that the Patriots may be Spain and Portugal have not yet come to induced to come to a general engageme nt. any agreement in regard to Monte Video,
Mexico. Portugal refuses to give up the place until A despatch from Colonel Joquin Marques the contest between Spain and her colonies y Donnally to the Viceroy of Mexico, anis decided one way or the other; and Spain nounces the capture of a fort garrisoned by threatens to seize upon Portugal. It has the Patriots, and a heavy loss of men and been proposed by the British minister, that munitions of war by the latter. the conferences for a mediation on this sub
The despatch also states that many were ject should be held at London rather than forced down precipices, and otherwise desParis.
troyed, which the colonel deeply laments, NETHERLANDS.
as many women and children, wishing to The government of Holland is making pre- follow their husbands and fathers, met with parations to send some troops to the island of a similar fate, and were destroyed. One of Java. The soldiers on half pay have been the rebels, as they are called, being about to ordered to repair to the Texel, in order to fall into the hands of the victors, killed bis make a part of this expedition.
young, son, the latter being at the time al. GERMANY.
most dying from want. At Luebeck, in Germany, a society for the promotion of useful activity has been in exist. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ence for a considerable number of years. Dur
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS. ing the late troubles in Germany, the philan
SENATE. thropic operations of this meritorious society were materially obstructed, and the associa
Wednesday, Feb. 18. Several bills were retion was nearly defunet. But, to use the ported and read, whlch will be noticed in other
stages of their progress. language of its annual report in November
Mr. Barbour submitted for consideration a relast — the resurrection of Germany, and the solution proposing a change in the mode of supreturn of prosperous liberty has infused a new plying the army of the United States, and sublife.” Among the various objects of public jecting those undertaking this office to military utility to which this truly benevolent society law. directs its exertions, it has established a Sun- The bill for the relief of the surviving soldiers day-School, an Industry School, a Savings-Bank, of the revolution was again taken up and the and a Suim-Institution. The pupils in this debate continued, institution (which is successfully frequented
Thursday, Feb. 19. The Vice-President of by a great number of citizens) are chiefly the United States this day appeared and took his those who intend to be mariners ; and they are thus qualified to be the courageous disposed of, and the senate went into the consi
Several petitions, &c. were presented and and skilful preservers of life.”
deration of the bill for the relief of major general RUSSIA.
St. Clair. The debate had not terminated when The Russian navigator, Kotzebue, has been an adjournment took place.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Friday, Feb. 20. The bill for the relief of was taken up, and the consideration of it postmajor general Arthur St. Clair, granting him a poned to Monday sen’night. pension of sixty dollars per month, was this day passed as amended. Twenty-one to ten.
Wednesday, Feb. 18. The House in committee, Monday, Feb. 23. The House of Represen- was principally occupied this day in the renewed tatives having notified to the Senate the death of discussion of the bankrupt bill. one of its members, col. Peterson Goodwin, of Thursday, Feb. 19. The discussion on the Virginia, it was unanimously resolved that the bankrupt bill was resumed in committee of the members of the Senate should wear the usual whole, and occupied the greater part of this badge of mourning for the deceased; and the day's sitting, Senate adjourned.
Friday, Feb. 20. After disposing of much Tuesday, Feb. 24. Considerable business, miscellaneous business, the House resolved itself chiefly of local or temporary interest, was trans- again into a committee of the whole, on the bill acted this day.
providing for a uniform system of bankruptcy. Wednesday, Feb. 25. The business before the Monday, Feb. 23. Mr. Newton of Virginia senate this day was
announced to the House the death of his colThursday, Feb. 26.-The bill for the relief of league Col. Peterson Goodwin. At the motion the surviving soldiers of the revolution was taken of Mr. N. the house unanimously resolved to up and ordered to a third reading.
wear crape on the left arm for one month, in tesFriday, Feb. 27. The bill to provide for the timony of respect to the deceased—and on mosurviving officers and soldiers was read a third tion of Mr. Forsyth immediately adjourued. time, and passed as amended.
Tuesday, Feb. 24. On motion of Mr. For Monua., March 2. The consideration of the syth, a call was made on the President of the U. bill respecting the transportation of people of co- Siates for information in regard to our relations lour, &c. priucipally engaged the senate this with Spain. day.
The bankrupt bill was again taken up in comTuesday, March 3. The senate resumed the mittee of the whole. consideration of the bill regulating the pay of Wednesday, Feb. 25. The bankrupt bill was bievet officers. On motion of Mr. Barbour the again taken up, and after a protracted debale, bill was amended, hy a provision that hereafter no was indetmitely postponed—82 to 70. brevet rank shall be conferred except by and
Thursuay, Feb. 20. The House was occupied with the advice of the senate. And the bill was most of the day in discussing the bill providing a ordered to a third reading.
mode of exercising the right of expatriation. Wednesday, March 4. Considerable business Friday, Feb. 27. The petition of the “ Irish was forwarded, but no important results at- Emigrants," for a grant of land on certain conditained.
tions, was rejected---83 to 71. Thursday, March 5. The resolution providing Suturday, Feb. 28. The debate on the expafor an amendment of the constitution, by estab- triation bill was resumed, and the first section lishing an uniform mode of choosing electors of was struck out by a vote of 70 10 58. president and vice president of the United States, Monday, March 2. The President of the U. was taken up and adopted.
States cominunicated by message the donligs of Friday, March 6. The senate was occupied in the Commissioners under the treaty of Gheul. the further discussion of the bill regulating the The discussion on the expatriation bill was rereclamation of fugitive slaves and indented ser- sumed, and continued till the House adjourned. vants.
Tuesday, Murch 3. On motion of Mr. Taylor Monday, March 9. The amendments of the of New York, a resolution was adopted for the House of Representatives to the bill for the re- appointment of a jomt committee to consider and lief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of report when the present sessiou of congress may the revolutionary army, were taken up and con- be terminated. eurred in. And the bill was finally passed. Wednesday, March 4. The expatriation bill
Mr. Dickerson's resolution proposing an was again taken up, and after further discussion, amendment of the constitution in regard to the denied a third reading.--75 to 64. mode of choosing electors was negatived-less Thursday, March 5. Several bills were rethan two thirds of the senate voting in favour ported, and some amendments were made to the of it.
bills from the senate, concerning the surviving Tuesday, March 10. No business of impor- officers and soldiers of the revolution. tance was transacted this day.
The Georgia mihta-claims bills for 1791– Wednesuay, March 11. T'he bill prescribing 95, was rejected, 90 to 70. the mode of reclaiming fugitive slaves was again Friday, March 6. A peution for pecuniary discussed, and was ordered to a third reading. relief was presented by Mr. Butler, from major
Thursday, March 12. The bill from the House general John Stark, and referred to a select of Representatives, providing for the recovery of committee. fugitive slaves aud indented servants, was read The House went into a committee of the a ihird time as amended, passed (17 to 13) and whole on the report of the committee to whoin returned to the house for concurrence.
had been referred that part of the President's Friday, March 13. The engrossed bill " in message which relates to internal improvements; addition to the act to promote the progress of the and the resolution reported by the committee to useful arts," and the engrossed bill respecting establish a fund for promoung internal improvethe transportation of persons of colour for sale, ments was under discussion when the House ad&c. were severally read the third time, passed, journed. and sent to the other house for concurrence.
Suturday, March 7. Mr. Sergeant from the joint Monday, March 16. A similar message to that commitee to whom the subjeci was referred, retransmitted on Saturday to the House of Repre- ported a resolution for an adjournment of the Sessentatives in regard to our relations with Spain, sion of Congress on the 15th of April. was received from the President of the United The subject of'internal improvements was again States, with the accompanying documents. discussed at length.
The proposition to adjourn on the 13th April Monday, March 9. The resolution providing for the adjournment of Congress on the 13th of of the refusal of the executive to listen to him. April was taken up, and carried, 101 to 46. Mr. Poindexter moved to amend the journal,
The House then again resolved itself into a by striking out that part of the entry which emcommittee of the whole on the report of the com- braced the contents of the petition, on the ground mittee on the question of internal improvements. that it was improper through the journal of the The debate was not concluded when the House House to give publicity to a petition of excep. adjourned.
tionable characier, which the House had refused Tuesday, March 10. Mr. Mason of Mass. to receire. from the committee, to which the subject had It was said, on the other hand, that it was rebeen referred, made a report on the Massachu- quisite, to show the nature of the petition, that tho gelts claims for expenses incurred in calling out reason of its rejectiou might appear. the militia in the late war, accompanied hy a The House, hy a large majority, refused to bill providing for the payment of them which amend their journal, and thus sanctioned the was iwice read and committed.
entry. The House went again into a committee of the The report on internal improvements was again whole on the subject of internal improvements. taken up in committee, and the debate renewed. Several amendments to the resolution were mov- Friday, March 13. The discussion of the reed and carried in the committee, expressing the port on the subject of internal improvements was right of Congress to appropriate money for the early resumed and continued through the day in construction of roads and canals, &c.-also to committee of the whole. The committee rose and construct them under certain restrictions. The
reported the resolutions to the House. committee rose, reported progress, and obtained Suturday, March 14. The resolutions on the leave to sit again
subject of internal improvement were taken up Wednesday, March 11. After disposing of in the House. The question on the first resolusome other business, the House again went into tion was taken after a short debate. The resolua committee of the whole on the subject of inter- tion is in these words:nal improvements. The debate was continued Resolved, That Congress has power, under the till sunset, when the House adjourned without constitution, to appropriate money for the con. having come to any decision.
struction of post roads, military and other roads, The speaker presented the petition of Vincente and of canals, and for the improvement of water Pazos, representing bimself to be the agent of the republics of Venezuela and Buenos Ayres, com- The House concurred in this resolution, 90 to plaining of the capture of Amelia Island, stating 75. The second resolution, is in the following ibat application had been made to the executive, words: who had refused justice, as he says, and praying Resolved, That Congress has power, under the the interposition of Congress.
constitution, to construct post roads and military Mr. Forsyth moved that the petition be not re- roads, provided that private property he not taken ceived, stating that as the petitioner was an agent for public use without just compensationof a foreign power, he had applied to Congress Was rejected, yeas 82, nays 84—As was also as an appellate power over the executive, he the third, viz. thought it im roper that he should be thus heard. “ Resolved, That Congress has power, under the
This brought on a long discussion, incidentally constitution, to construct roads and canals neces. touching upon the propriety of the executive ofsary for commerce between the states; provided the United States taking possession of Amelia that private property be not taken for public pur. Island, and upon the policy of receiving a petition poses, without just compensation"from an unacknowledged agent of a foreign 71 voting for, and 95 against it. power.
The fourth resolution was then read as follows: The discussion continued nearly three hours, • Resolved, That Congress has power, under which terminated in a rejection of the petition by the constitution, to construct canals for military a vote of 144 to 28.
purposes ; provided, that no private property bo Thursdou, March 12. On reading the journal iaken for any such purpose, without just compenthis morning, a discussion arose on the mode in sation being made therefor;"which the entry had been made respecting the And was lost, ayes 81, nays 83. pelition of Vincente Pazos, presented yesterday. A message was received from the President of In the entry, the official character of the peti- the United States, respecting our relations with tioner, and the tenor of bis petition were set Spain, accompanied by official documents. forth , and it was particularly stated that this ap- Monday, March 16. No business of importance plication to the legislature was in consequence was transacted in the House this day.
ART. 13. DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.
any debt, or fees accruing for his professional THE Legislature of this State has pa ssed a services.' practising medicine or surgery, within the Com- During its recent session of eleven days, the monwealth, “not having received a medical de Legislature of this State has disposed of the gree from some College or University; or not whole docket of 250 petitions : granted 80 petihaving been duly licensed by some Medical tions for the benefit of the insolvent act, and disSociety or College of Physicians, or by three missed and rejected as many more: chartered Fellows of the Massachusetts Medical Society, nine banks, and three insurance companies; beto be designated in each county of the Common- sides transacting other business. In the state wealth by the Counsellors of the said Society, of Rhode-Island there are 31 towns, and 28 shall take the benefit of law for the recovery of banks.