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•*»*., ! A 'U*\\ hklilgmc^ i^refga Ni'w-Y'oKkj, jft/ne 8. The ship Liverpool Packet, captain\ \Par- sons, whose arrival, below we lioikedm yes-! terdav's Mercantile Advertiser,'Tfeift i Liver-, pool on the iiTtbvof April. We bivv*e receiv- ed by- her a file of Liverpool papers to that date, Lotuign papers to the 25th, Lloyd's: Lists and prices Current to the 23d. Rlv. Rose, in the Stat ira frigate, reached fust, as the last coitwr eai#;ftwif jtVjwn'infareC^ltw which we were j« $\ vm u f,. Stockholm,- which was the day'after the conceiving that h,e would tal>e re%e in thtt mail set out, a ceiamimication was received port, Findmg that his fleet waV aufileiept by the Telegraph across the Gulf* that to cope with th«m in thos« seas we passed a$l received dispatches from V«.\^\-i w 'ft \ HBVe the fortress of Sweaburgh had beea^ack- the Windward tods, and auclg^on pie, at GibUar, wldckth^ f e^ I'; po^J-nment ha\ e et„ A private letter mentions the tacts, nor even linen washed. We then proceeded wV hn've vet to liara' Be it h« tWi not more circumstantially, •, . t o Si. Porningo, where it was supposed the jit-may, iediately ^ their aWivS'^ As long as thje-fortress nmtmt in t&e ferny had proceeded ^^^^ , r - tT . hands of the hvvedes, h inland is not lost, it :dmg troops j jbut on our arrival there we ports of the Channel wSlarSS m I Lymington m <21 dap from the United]is here the King; means ^ land hisarmy as found no ships. After cruizing in the Mona, ral ships of wUr to out to sea S if m \ ^ ;i i London on the moriv | soon as the ice is gone. The garrison of, Passage lor seven or eight days, we made all ble, speed \ -„, V®*'' States, and arrived in ing of the 2&i of April. ^ Sweaberg consists of 70O0 men'under the'dispatch for the American coast and arrived On the day captam Parsons sailed, St was, command of the_old and experienced geiiusr- ( off the Chesapeake on the 11th of March. al Cronsteat.' The fortress is provisionedibr j We communicated with the Statira frigate, in reported that the Osage was detained France linger jects to seizur •have been spoke cruisers. . W • credit t&s rumor, were it only on the au~;danger. This-brave general has assured the thority of tho. following letter, which men* King, that he shall defend it, if even attacked lions the arrival of Mr. Nourse in England,, by the whole Russian army. »and which coitus to Us .from so respectable aj To show the zeal of the Swedes in the -source as to silence every dou't>t we might honorable Conflict in which they are enga- JLherpsolf April 27, POLITICAL REVIEW, Mr. Rose h as arrived in London from\^; erica ; he came hi the .Ntntfi^ fi«i«.»^ .* otherwise cherish: on this'suLjvtt. Livt-RPO&L, April 27, 1808s <* I have just time to juiorm you that the gc-d, we need but mention two facts-i—•The sailors having been ordered to attend at thetany intelligence that might occur as to peace offices in the respective districts, where they ate registered, the wish of the King •London -newspaper called the SJafeiman of jwas coinmunicated to them by old naval offi. thejdth, (a copy of which I could not pro-Jeers, when. Without asking \what their pay cure in tifue to send by this ship,) stopped •would be, they volunteered all to a man. the press at i o'clock P. M. on Monday to The mvy was thus completed in a fortnight, state tfce arrival of ftlr. Nourse from France^; The levy of all young men from 18 to 25 and that General Armstrong had left Paris.' years, constituted no less than 280,0(30 men. The above you may implicit!y rely op. as au- since many who w-ero above 25 under rated thentici It is not known here whether Genr their age, and others insisted,.o» their right era! A-raistrong is recalled or whetlier he took to serve their country.. This number being flight. This will be better und«rstood on far more than is wanted, or the country you* side of fhe water,\ could-well support, the king has been obfi- ~- ged to publish a procUmatioo, stating how • 1 he newspapers contain very little 'intelli- many, and no more, each district shall fur-, gence of an interesting nature. We have nish ; and also those who are on noaccount to .given the-most important occurjances. |be enrolled, such as students at: the univer- Oaptain Parsons 'has brought dkpatch'es'sities,. burghers, and mechanics, front our ministef in London to tkes.ecrerary I These volunteers are now training Kali ' <lfstate - .i-pafts of ihe country,^^ and such is the public '•^'\\•^. , ; spirit, that many attend the drill who are - LcndtK) April 2Q f .'not suftered to enlist. r By , the\'Gottenhurgh mail sotac letters-have j April'22. been received from Dantzic, which state,^vThe account of the hostile feelings of the that an American vessel had arrived there, Americans, experienced by Admiral Buck-1 whose papers certified her to have conie worth's squadron, during its stay hi the ^from New-York. She w-as in consec(uence, Chesapeake, as stated in the Globe, yester- permitted to land her cargo, which sold at day, made a serious impression in the city, a very high price. From the examination and the funds fell 1-2 per cent. The at- of the crew, however, it was found that the tack of the Leopard upon tlie Chesapeake vessel came last from Liverpool, On this frigate was the cause Of the President's discovery, the consul who sanctioned the proclamation, interdicting v the entrance of clearance was sent to the gallies, and the'all British ships of war into the waters of whole amount -of the cargo v-as obliged to'the Urjit^d States, and prohibiting all inter- be delivered up to the French cpmman. course between themandthe shqre.--Ampie der, and general Rapp. reparation has been long since made for this . The military part ot the-expedition now offence, by the recall of admiral Berkeley prepanng, consists principally of the troops and the renunciation of all claim to search whtch lately returned from tiie IVIediterra- ships of war; but from the inhospitable nean, under Sir John Moore. It is suppo-j treatment received by our squadron, it ap- sed to be dptined for Sweden, Sir James!pears, , fhat the reparation offered by our eo- Saumarez after receiving his last instructions,] vernment has not'been received and that left town yesterday morning, to proceed with his squadron to the Baltic* We have reas'oti to believe, that a part of the. military force in the Mediterranean, un- der the- command of general Spencer, is des- tined for the protection of Sardinia, upon meditated an attack 'Letters in town from Madrid, mention that the Prince of Peace had disappeared, and no one knew whither-he had gor^e.— The private letters received from Spain t eon tain in general very little intelligenee the hostile proclamation continues in force, It does»not follow, however, that the apolo- gy was refused On the ground of insufficient ey. It most probably has ariieia from the determination of the American -government to abide by the demand which they have which Island the enemy have for some time^ made* of bringing the whole of their com- \• • • * — ' plaints forward together, and not to make the affair of the Chesapeake a-matter of sep arate discussion.' 'it might have been ex- pected that Mr. JR^ose's mission Would at least have proenred &£ Our squadrons the rights of hospitality if it did not effect a complete but the Yankiel would not let us have a pi-;ry tiie accounts from America- m*£*Z lot, nor supply us with water or provisions, favorable to Engiand. itthough Si which forced us to be content to live upon has hitherto transpired which renders^ ? %lf our usual allowance! they would not Jcableadjustment hopeless, yet certainlvS give us a single pmt of water or a cabbage exists good reason 1 to tw that £n? stalk. We left the Luryd.ee , to bring us lg ociations are attended with muchdifflcu y\ or war with America and quitted the inhos- pitable shores of America for the Western Islands, where we procured all we wanted, I after a very long and v^ry anxious crutee. The Governor of Flores fa Portuguese) came off to us, but not being able to give us any inforuvation, the Admiral thought it most expedient to proceed forEngland, where we arrived this morning, after having been up- wards of three months at sea> and made a |complete\circuit of the Western and Atlan- tic Oceans, a journey of-«pwards of 1S,000 miles;\ \•- ' April 28, The -most active preparations; are making to fit out the expedition destined for the as-^ sistance of Sweden, The whole force will probably exceed 20,000 men. . Orders have been given for the horse transports to pro- ceed from the river to Ramsgate, there to\*to take | he horses and men off hoard ; the num- ber of transports thus ordered will be suffici- ent for four tliousand cavalry,—Part of the troops will, we understand, embark at Har- wich* They comprise 4000 of the German Legion* The 4th, 28th, 52d, 79th, 92d, and 9^thj British regiments, have already re- ceived orders for this service. Two brig- ades of artillery, with ^proportionate number of drivers, will accompany the expedition, , The naval strength of the expedition^con- sists of seven sail of the line, several frigate*, gun brigs, and some boats of a particular con- structioa built for the purpose of the enter- prize. The whole will be uftder the com- mand of admiral Keats and Sir James &atfma- rez. Government^ it is .now asserted, believe that the squadron seen on the 7th of iVlarch, by the Mullet schooner, WajsSir John Duck- worth's, and not an enemy's squadron; oth- erwise, it is presumed, it must have fallen into the hands of Sir John, Bonaparte has published an imperial de- cree, organizing a system of education for the whole Empire. By this decree, which|days Under mentioned^ vis?. > The American government seem determined\ to abide by the demands which-'they iwve made, of bfingkvg all their complaints for- ward together, and are not disposed to be \ satisfied with a mere apology and reparatiolk for the affair of the Chesapeake. The • dis* puted points between the\ountrie> involve questions of vital national importance i and^ however inclined we may be to wish for a friendly termination of the difference, <ve sec more reason to fear than to- hope. 'But the refusal oJP the American gover/iment to permit adhiiral Duckworth to water his squa» droninthe Chesapeake, does npt of itself render war more probable. It was under- stoodj when the last accounts came away, that the embargo remained in full force, & that no relaxation of the nieasufes which the . American government had adopted, was to , take plaee*tiH an answer had beqn received the dispatchei transmitted to Europe. IVtr. Frskine remains in America. We'iin* derstand that the report of aninsurrectionm the Westera country, and of % revolution in theFloridas under the direction oftheFrerick general Moreau, are without foundation. At this period of the year it is yefy un^ common to experience such severity and change of weather as has been for the last ten days. The fall of snow during tht last week was almost general throughout the country, Accounts frowj^nibridgeshlre, Lincolnshire and Scotland, mention that it- lay on the groand for two days* , A letter from London, receivei in plas- gow, on Thursday, says, *' We lose no time in furnUhingtheimpoMantinformation^ that - the, Portuguese Ambassajpr. h3s.atie»gthre- % laxed m his prohibition of cotton piece good* to the Brazils. THE E]£PIDrTK)3Sr. S\ 'Ramsgatfp -jfytitSt,' Orders have been .reeeked-<far the follow- ing regiments to embark at RamSgate-imme^ diately. They are to march itt hereon the is the terror by the presence of a| French army in that country j, that the wri ters seem afraifi to describe the events that| are passing around-them, or to express any .political opinion. A letter from Sweden says, \the impor- tant fortress of Sweaberg, in 'fihiand, was attacked by a force of 10,000 Russians, who. 1 after an obstinate contest erf two days, were completely repulsed, leaving 150O men kill- ed and wounded on the' field. April 21, 4dvices from Holland to the 17-th ntstant; were received yesterday. They nie^tion\ a report of the failtire of an attack made by ..the British on Corfu, but state no particu-^ lars. We do not understand that any at-j tempt was likely to be made to get possess- ion of the Seven 1 slands, but in concert with the people, who are represented as impatient to relieve themselves from the domination of ^France 5 and we fherefore attach but lfi> tie credit to the above rumor; A gentleman arrived yesterday from Am- sterdam, (on his way to America) which place he left a few days ago, states that that place now suffers the greatest j^Dmmer- cial distress 5 ifl|iiy warehousfs ^'tid shops are entirely shut*up-, and a general'outcry prevails against the war. He further states,] that the report of our intending to make Spanish America independent, had caused; the greatest apprehensions in the Pre *• h gov- ernment ; that its fears for the. success of! jjjuch. a measure,..though studiously conceal-: ed, were yet obvious 5 and that JBonaparte was determined to use every effort for hur- ' rying North America into a war with Engr- tand, that he may be able to embody the numerous French no-.: in the 0nited States, into an army for invading Mexico, in con- junction with this Americans, whence he^ could afterwards send troops into the differ- ent parts of South A«ieri»;h. re-establishment of the former good under- standing between the two countries; Out so far it has not been attended with desired success, • It is said, that there are nine sail of the line ready for sea in Flushing harbor* By some of our cruizers, from off the coast of France, We learn that within the last fort^ night, two more sail of the line have been added to a strong force assembled in the out-r er harbor Of Brest, which seems in a coni- plete condition for sea, and ready for a start; ithe first fair wind, or any siieh as may oblige: our blockading fleet\ to quit its station. It is said that the French, since they have been prevented from importing colonial pro- duce, have discovered a substitute for coffee* in the roots of endivCj ot what is more gen-of erally ealled dandelion* The following account of the'eourse of the squadron of Admiral Duckworth, from its departure to ite return, in search of the Hochefort squadron, is given in a letter from an officer of the squadron^ dSted Cawsand Bay, Plymouth, April 18 •:—; «'Having run down the Bay of Biscay, and called off Capes Ortegal and Finisterre and Lisbon, we arrived off Madeira and found Sir Samuel Hood lying in Funschail Roads, where we remained for two days On the morning of the 3d Febjruary, his ma- jesty's ship Comus gave us intelligence of her having been'chased two day? before to the N, W. of Madeira, and it then, became obvi- ous that thedestination of the French squad- ron was the West Indies, for which we pro- ceeded with all expedition and made the Isl- ands of St. Lucie and.Martinique in 21 days. Off the East end of Martinique we saw six sail of the line: we cleared for action, and formed the line of battle^ but on exchanging [signals, we found friends instead of enemies, it was Sir Alexander Cochrane, with his squadron, who wis waiting, to\ give that ene-? comprises 14-4 articles, and extends to a great length, all the schools,\ academies, and colleges of France, are connected together under-the tide of ** The University,-'and from this institution public education of eve- ry description: is to emanate. Bonaparte has presented to prince Kurakin a snuff-box with his portrait set jn diamonds,; valued at 40,0001, for the shari the prince took in the treaty of Tilsit. The great corn growing counties have tar ken the alarm at the projected plan of pro- hibiting the use of malt in the distilleries. The High Sheriff of the county of Iforfolk, iri eompliance with a requisition' signed by several respectable gentlemen, for that pur* posej has convened a general meeting, of the freeholders of that county at the castle of Norwich, on the 28th instant, to take tfEe subject into consideration. A provincial meeting of the Landed Interegtin the norths east part of Essex* upon the same subject, was held at Saflron Walden, on Saturday last, John Wolfe, Esq. iii the chair 5 When a petition; against the report of the secret committee> recommending the Bubstitution Molasses, and the discontinuance of the use of malt in the distilleries, for one year, was unanimously agreed to, and/trahsmitted to the members for that county, to be prfir sented by them to parliament immediately after th.e reces& Similar mefetings are con- vened to meet at Cheimisford, Colchester, j Maiden, and Braintree> in the course of the present week. April 23, Three Gottenburgh. mails arrived this morning^n&^.brings no very interesting' news. From the frontiers of Norway we- learn, that the Norwegians have cut dowri the woods, and laid the Branches of the trees a- cross the roads, so as, to render them im- passible, especially for artillery. General Armselfl't has joined the Swedish army there. Tlje Swedish'gun,*boats are all. going to the Sound. AccoUrtfs from Findland are very gloomy. The\ SWedjsn. army is still retreat- ing. Nweaberg is however capable of ma- king a good defence from its strong situation, and having, it is/satd, .a garrison of 7000 men, ;. Mails from Jamaica and New-York arri- ved this morning. The former left Jamaica on the 4<th Marek.. .SfVe^t Q% the, .acatter-.' *%&& 9d Light Infantry of tfeGj^ : t*g«SsfcJfci8tt« 1st ; do. l \ :'..;do'^-:^§fth. * - 1st Regt. of the LineGeif. Jrifarttry Ah. 2d . ' 'do. * _/ \$&**-'--**\\ fith do. ^t 7th do. do. «* The> 1st battalion of the 5Sd regiment Is also under embarkation orders and it Is sap- posed will immediately fblp^lhe above re- giments $ near 8O0 picked,|nett rif the 2d battaKon of the 5 2d regiment were^sterday drafted, to complete the Isf\ >ba|talion, arid marched to Canterbury to join j it is-a re- markably fine body of active young men* Other British infantry regiments are also mentioned as being Under orders for embar- king; they are not yet corrietty fcnewri. The number of British infantry tOj embark |? said to be six regiments^ .' ^ - , We uiider^and that oniy;<i*neV ; reglhtent 6f cavalry (the 3d ligf t dragO<m,, German Le-« gion) has as yet received orders to.embark. This is a fine regiment j it is comnpanded by Col. Baron Rad'ens and is nearly 800 strong; the men and; horses are in a fine condition. They are at present quartered at Ratnsg£i% Stoner balrracks, and by the coast** A pare of tfee transports fof ihfantry> are already arr rived in Ramsgate harbor; more are expec- ted from the Downs this day and'to^riiOrroW. The horsl ships are lying ready -equipped' ift the river, and a few; hours sajl will take, ; theni to Ramsgate. Various conjectures are formed as to ih& destination of this expedition, but we^hop* it will be kept a profound secret until it has, sailed. We know that- Commodore Qwen^ bf tlie Clyde frigate (late of the Immortalite)' haj been sent for\ t0tow»i,. ••- .. .,,; There are eight or nine sail of the line m the Downs, and two or thr<ffe flags #yinf> one e£ which is that of Admiral Keats? 1 Latest from Qibraltor<«<~&%$t, Trea of the Elizabeth, from Gibraltar, states that the British sloop of War Squirrel arrived at that place, a few dayk befdre he sailed, with information that,a French squadron of 7 sail of tta line & 50 ttransports had passed by Mi* nofca, supposed to be bound either to Cette oi' ^gesirass A frigate was instantly dispatched from Gihraltiay to earry^^^ this information^ the c^tnmandfji: of i;he British sqcfath'O*

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