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NOTICES OF THE ARTS AND MANUFACTURES, AND A RECORD OF THE
EVENTS OF THE TIMES.
FROM MARCH 1812 TO SEPTEMBER 1812.-VOL. II.
SECOND VOLUME OF THE WEEKLY REGISTER.
We have at length happily brought to a conclusion the second VOLUME of the WEEKLY REGISTER. We cannot omit the opportunity which that circumstance affords us, of addressing a few words to the friends of the work. The year which is just concluded, has been, perlaps, more productive of interesting and remarkable events, than any period in the history of our country. The long and fruitless negociation with the British ministry; the discovery of a treacherous plot to dismember the union; the cruel and unprovoked murders on var frontiers by the savage and remorseless allies of Great Britain; the final appeal of an outraged people, to the God of battles; and subsequent and consequent don esile occurrences, -have all awakened and continue to excite public attention. We were well aware, that in the record of these events, we should not give satisfaction to every rcader. Some have ble med us for a cold indifference, where others have accused us of an unbecoming warn.th; this, however, is evidently the effect of party zeal in our accusers, and not in ourselves. We have erleavored, in every instance, conscientiously and faithfully to discharge the duties of an editor... On the one hand, we have been scrupulously regardful of the honest difference of opinion, between the two great political parties, which divide the republic; and on the other hand, we have never failed, upon every occasion which presented itself, of expressing an indignant reprehension of all foreign partialities.
But we are defending ourselves against the charges of the few, while we ought to be emploved in rendering thanks to the many; whose candor and indulgence we have abundantly experienced.
It will be presumptuous and absurd, to think of concealing, from the judicious reader, - the many inaccuracies to which a work of this nature is unavoidably subject. Imperfections
and errors, as well in matters of intelligence as in typography, must necessarily result from the hurry inseperable from such a publication; but, we trust, that none of magnitude will Le found in either. Circumstances, already detailed, have rendered the miscellaneous department of our work, less interesting, than we could, otherwise, have made it; while the same circumstances have, perhaps, swelled to an undue limit, the political notices of the times,
It was our wish to have embellished this volume, with some specimens of American profirienev in the fine arts ; but obstacles which we neither foresaw nor could counteract, have imperiously denied us the gratification of our desire.
We take this occasion to thank those gentlemen who have furnished us with hints towards a better arrangement of our plan. By some we have already profited ; while of others, we are compelled, for the present, to appearunmindful. Upon the whole, we venture to express a hope, that the generality of our readers will be satisfied, with the present result of our iabors, that we may be encouraged to go on with a renovated zeal.
to Vols. 1-/2:
Index to the Second Volume.
Berlin and Milan deert 320, Correspondance of Mr.Foster Lxportation of spreje 81 107
same with sie 253
sanie with same 293
of Henry the Bri-
proceedings of Massa-
Jefferson with the ** Federal Republican* 379
society of artists
217 Fling, afi cting letters of
same with Mr. For
Mr. and Mrs. 108
ter and Mr. Rus- Flint stones, in New Jersey 390
236 For ign news
372 Boyd col. memoirs of 12 Cotton mills, number of near France, our relations
British house of lords
18 of the property of
72 French navy
308 Britisli navy, state of the ih. Crillon Count, examination French exacrious in Italy 234
67 French nainister's report 246
ils, Cruws useful to early navi- French decrte concerning
28 5 Deaf and dumb, cure of the 53 Frigates, list of American 299
institution for the 82
361 lished in Pennsylvania 16 Gholson, hon. Mr. on the
2 Decatur, biographical
361 Gicavior, British Ketch
85 Declaration of the prince Groat Britain, population of 216
effects of the
46 Defence of New York 410 Griswold, Roger esqr. 2:26
257 Detentions of the Weekly Hale, Nailınn captain 120
88 Hannibal, capture ot'the ship 86
concerning im Hayti, title of the king of ib.
120 Domestic manufactures 8, 52 Henry, the British agent 45
183 Hint for congress
390 History of the invasion
168 184 200 215 Draited militia
388 of Portugal
239 250 287 303 Droits of admiralty 125 History of the war in
127 House of comnions, British 72
300 Humiliation and prayer 321
266 Duration of life in certain Howitzer, a new invention 132
42 Imperial parliament 1 257
103 Impressed scansen 119 147
on the subject of
, public documents
remarks on a case
108 135 150 106 Electors of president 40 Improvement in the arts
425 indian aisirs
92 Indian wir, lord Chatham's
5. Indias eloquence
410 ludian logic
Indians, number of in Ohio 32 Marshall, chief justice 34, Princely triunvirate
5. Strong to the
of Jolau Randolph 259
of the governor of N.
of the governor of
of the governor of
Canada to the court
ot' the minority of
of gen. Sherbrooke 355 Stamp-act congress, journal
Statement of exports to
of the major-gene
80 Steam-boats,exclusive rights
69 85 of
Proiest of the minority in Storm, phenomena attend-
Strong, Caleb esar.
Public lauds, sals of 124 Swedish state paper
324 411 Talavera, battle of
140 182 228 295 Military appointments, re- Public functionaries 309 Tales of old times
niarks on the
Ta, on the use of
345 425 Things as they are
208 319 333 Quebec, account of
Tonuphins, Daniel D.esqr.
Travellers in America 04 114
40 Randolph's appeal
Treason, rebellion, revolu-
134 316 of Representatives 259
reply to Mr. Clay 422 Treasury documents 84 123 194
137 Triumph of principle
Tyroli se ambruseade
, extraordinary life
of the cominittee of
of the committee to
Upper Canada 283 406 412
the mayor of Baltimore
of Dr. Mitchell and
foror of the
233 Venezuela, earthquake at 131
Revolution in Mexico
- cuunter revolu-
Rhode Island, bank capital Vessels of war, dimensions
legislature of 204 Vimeria, battle of
Richt side of the road at sea 183 Vine, cultivation of the
Roads in Spain
277 Virginia, slatenient of arms
Rounsevall, the case of
, proposals for a natu-
ral history of
56 Voice of patriotism
Voicarios, in S. America
22) Salt-jetre, quantity of, ma-
10 Wales, characteristics of 197
419 War, two views of
302 ter of
365 Shet p-shearing
240 War, British views of
10 War Song
205 328 Silesia linen and woollen Wertmuller, biography of '130
al districts of
323 Peru, remarks on the histo- Singular corubination of cha. Westphalia, statistics of 41
412 Winder, lieut. col. oration
the people of
60 Wire, process of making 9
3 Wright, hon. Mr.
72 Spanish America, affairs of ih.
ou the Mis-
on the expor
on the war
133 Presidential nomination 192 233 of John Shy (an lu- Zanesville, pleasing sketch
Itnarhs on the
74 Price of graju in England 13+ of Mr.Quincey on the Zaragoza, second siege and
BALTIMORE, SATURDAY, March 7, 1812.
Hæc olim meminisse juvabit.-VIRGIL.
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our sincere desire for peace was sufficiently evident
from the settlement of the “affair of the Chesa. A summary sketch of Parliamentary proceedingspeake." from London papers.
Mr. Ponsonby observed, "the third topic em. OF AMERICA.--After the prince regent's speech braced by the speech appeared to him to be of yet was delivered to parliament, on the 7th Jan. the earl greater importance than the contest in the peninsu. of Shaftsbury, in the house of lords, moved an la, and that topic was our relations with America, addi ess on the occasion of the speech. In the He had seen with pleasure the pacific spirit that had course of his remarks, he observed, with respect/recently marked the communications of this goto the pending discussions with America, they were vernment to that power-and, trusting, as he did, not yet brought to a conclusion, but he was confi- that this pacific spirit would continue to manifest dent all means of conciliation would be resorted to, itself, and pervade the future negociations, he consistent with the honor and the interests of the thought it most expedient to abstain at present from country."
Jany commentary on that spirit, or remarks on the Lord Grenville did not like the whole of the consequences that had attended it.” Speech, "he protested in the strongest terms The chancellor of the exchequer [Mr. Percival] against being included in any expressions implying said, “ as to America, he did not think it desirable approbation of the past, or a pledge of persever that any discussion should take place on that suh. ance in the same system which had of late been ject at present, and under the present circumstances acted upon-convinced as he was, that it was only of the negociation between the two countries.” by a total radical abandonment of that system, that The next day, January 8, Afr. Whitbread ob. there existed any hope of safety to the country;"., served," the speech contained another topic highly
• He objected to the lavish profusion with which interesting and important, on which it was proper our resources had been squandered, when they for the house to demand information ; he meant the should have been husbanded for a protracted war, unfortunate unadjusted differences with the United of which no one could see the end. He still re- States of America. Last session it had fallen to tained all his objections, and in their utmost force, his lot to deprecate in that house, that all the offers to that policy which had inflicted a blow on the of conciliation made by America were rejected by enemy that recoiled with greater execution on our the British government, and that the greatest dis. own commerce and manufacturcs.” (Hear him, respect had been shewn by the marquis of Welles. was reiterated.)
ley to the American ambassador, Mr. Pinkney. Earl Grey, speaking of the affairs of America, That assertion was denied, and lie (Mr. W.) per. &c. said, " that the general system adopted had suaded of the fact, moved for the correspondence been in fact, the source of almost all our present which passed between them ; but it was refused, and impending calamities.”
and the house concurred in the refusal ; but the After some further discussion, the address was charge had not been yet rebutted. When any peragreed to sine diss.
son on that (the opposite) side of the house venturA most singular and unprecedented occurrence ed to predict evil consequences from the measures took place in the house of commons. The moment pursued by gentlemen on the other side, their pro. the speaker had finished the reading of the prince phesies were reviled or disregarded ; but what they zegent's speech, sir Francis Burdett started up, and had always dreaded was unhappily like to come to after a long speech, concluded by moving an ad (pass; for after our differences with America had dress to his royal highness. Lord Cochrane in subsisted five years, and government had resortca another speech seconded the motion, and the to every political subterfuge to avoid conciliation, mover and seconder of the ministerial address who notwithstanding the repeated efforts of America to hare uniformly obtained precedence on all former come to an accommodation, we had only to expect occasions, were thrown ont. The order of things the fatal catastrophe of seeing that country leagued being thus reversed, the address, prepared by lord with France. (Cries of hear ! hear! from the opJocelyn and Mr. Vyse necessarily came forward position benches.) America told us that the decrees as an amendment to the address of sir Francis Bur- of France, which caused our orders in council, dett. Sir Francis and lord Cochrane were appoint. restricting their neutral commerce were repealed; ed tellers, but they had only one member to count our answer to that was a sat denial of the fact.and that was Mr. Cuthbert. Lord Jocelyn's ad. The house, as yet, had very little information upon dress, or rather his amendment, was carried with the subject, but when the necessary documents out a division.
should be produced, ministers would have a long During the debate in the commons, lord Jocelyn account to settle, for the correspondence had to expi essed a hope, that the adjustment of the affair ready appeared in the American papers.
From of the Chesapeake, "might be the forerunner of the correspondence between Mr. Monroe and Mr. an ultimate arrangement, for that permanent friend. Foster, it was evident that the obnoxions deerecs ship between the two nations, which must equally of France were repealed on the 2d of November. redound to the benefit of America, as it will to the [Here Mr. Perceval said, across the table, " Ameadvantage of Great Britain."
rica says so.”]
Mr. Whitbread then challenged Mr. Vyse said, “ our differences with Armerica the right honorable gentleman to produce one in. pro:nised to be amicably adjusted, and atal vent liance shewing that they had not been repealed; he