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NOTICEs of THE ACTS AND MANUFACTURES, AND A RECORD OF THE
H. NILES, EDITOR.
Hec olim meminisse juvabit.—VIRGIL.
FROM SEPTEMBER 1812, TO MARCH 1813–WOL. III.
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souta-street, NExT Doon to THE MERchANTs’ corror-House.
Aften a delay much greater than was anticipated, the editor has at last the pleasure to present his readers with the Inder for, and a voluminous Appendir to, the third volume of the Weekly Register. He flatters himself that the inder will be found to answer all the purposes designed; for, considering it of the last importance to the utility of the work, and feeling the too general imperfection of things of this kind—a plan, differing in some re. spects from that hitherto pursued, has been adopted, which appears to combine simplicity with clearness. In the choice of matter for the Appendix we were chiefly guided by the will to add value to the Registen as a common reference—and whatever may be thought of the selection, we claim this merit, that the gratuity cost us $600.
At the 70th number we suspended nearly 500 papers, for the want of attention to the terms on which it is published. This was thought a harsh messure by some; but it should be recollected that the validity of every periodical work depends—not upon the number of its subscribers, but upon their punctuality. Notwithstanding this procedure the list of our names has increased.
With an honest pride, sustained by the favorable manner in which the Weekly Regis’ TER is received by the public, the editor will zealously pursue the general plan of the work —and while he shall refuse to interfere in any of the party disputes of the times, do his best to maintain the cause of the republic against all its enemies: forei n and domestic. But
the leading object shall be to collect and preserve an honest history and record of the events of the times, documental, military and miscellaneous.
We have only to add, (for it will give pleasure to the friends of the work) that if the Registen yields to no work in America as to the number of copies printed, it has equal high ground in regard to the respectability of its subscribers; and that, lately, many of the most prominent characters in the United States are added to its patrons. Baltimore, June, 10, 1813,
A. Advertisements, British taxes American Seaman 296.416 Army appointments 94 Abergaveny, the 160] upon 223 Ingenuity 32" — promotions 144 Adans, the 286|| Aliens, notice to 4.08 gallantry 3x3 - of the centre 368
Address in support of Mr. Alert, the 42 58 || Algerine war 148 Army and navy, remarks Clinton, . - 17|American prizes in each no. Algiers, documents respect- on the 403 Additional instructions to ofthe volume. ing 429. Annoyance of the enemy 395 public and private armed --- states, remarks of Amendments to the consti- Arms, mannfacture of 60 vessels 191 Cobbett 60 tution proposed 174 – distribution of ars
Adjutant general's “gene- -- spirit 108 | Anecdotes, naval 43; Articles of confederation ral-orders” ... 216 330|-captains 143 ||Angus capt. 242 and perpetual union . 65 —to the military.com. -vessels sent into Argus, the brig 101 318|Arbitration, Pennsylvania 3: univot 309 Providence 191 'Army bill solo privateer 59
committee of foreign relation, 337 Employment of the Indians
coun. Hull, the U.S. schr. 345, Elliott, lieut. to the secreta-
congress—articles of confe. ry of the navy
occurrence at 256. Impressed seamen, corres-
-, opiuion of the court 301
– to admiral Ster-
loatianoque, surprise of 93 171
| inr. Mitchell to the secretary
265 Green mountain boys
220 col. Ulmer to the selectinen
dent 192 in secretary of the treasury to
Distribution of arms 278 Hamilton, lieut. his arrival ...
Drawbacks, an account of 231 Hunty, ouisvuous 223, Live the constitution 3rd
Messages of the President 150
Paris, the catacombs
Rouds from Chilicothe to
171 a 75 253 278 – , continental 88 Rush, R. to col. Cass 235
legislature 269 275 305
Sparrow privateer 365
Speech of the gov. of Virgi-
Wasp and Frolic
Travelling amusement 100
227 231 244 Treasury estimates 209
Tulip, the brig 60 71 180
- 154. 20.2 250
Vermont—gov. election, 128
Vessels of the enemy cap-
Virginia—gov. speech 115-
256 408-finances 343 368
– on Mr. Little's motion 395
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The Weekly Register.
This number commences the third volume, or se. cond year, of the weekly Register. Having in the last publication submitted a few remarks to our patrons, we have nothing to add but to re-polish the original terms of the work for the more ready reference of our carly subscribers, and to state the conditions on which new subscriptions are made.
Original terms of the Register.
This work shall be published every Saturday at anoon—printed on a sheet of fine super-royal paper, with a nonpareil or brevier type, and contain 16 pages octavo, at Five poll. Arts per anotum, payable at the expiration of six months from the commencement of the publication, and anoially thereafter. But subscrihers, non-residents of the cities or towns in which the editor shall have an agent, must always pay in advance after the first six months above stated. Twento-six numbers shall constitute a volume, making two large volumes in a year.
It shall be delivered in the city and precincts of Baltimore on the day of publication—and be carefully packed up and sent to subscribers residing at a distance by the first mail thereafter leaving this postoffice, whithersoever it may be directed.
Conditions on which new subscribers are received.
The Weekly Registen is published in Baltimore every Saturday,and immediately forwarded as directed, carefully packed and secured from damage, and arriving uninjured at the most remote post-offices in the union. Nay, the editor undertakes to insure its safe-carriage by supplying deficient numbers, being informed of a failure. The price is five dollans per annom, for 52 numhers, forming two large volumes. For the supplerents, which have been numerous, no extra charge is made. Subscribers must commence and end with a voJune ; but subscriptions for less than a year will not be received. Gentlemen may be furnished from the first number, if speedy application is made, as there are for sale but 400 copies of vol. I–but to obtain a complete file they must pay $ 10, for which, with the first any second volumes, will be forwarded a receipt for the third and fourth, also. Of the second volume,(which commenced in March last, and comprises a most interesting period in the history of our country) 500 extra copies are for sale; subscribers may be furnished with this volume, and a receipt for the third vol. to be sent to them, on paying. S5, or— May commence with the third volume, the first No. of which appears this day, and be supplied with the paper for the current year, the subscription $5, being paid in advance. subscribers may be furnished with this work weekly, as it is published, or in volumes, at their option. uj All letters to the editor to be free of expense.
Aaltimore, Sept. 5, 1812. Vol. III.
Fort the WEERLY in Egister.
Extract from an Oration, on Literature, Delivered in Tennessee.
An important enquiry, involved in this subject, regards the probable character of the human species, uninfluenced by literature. There is also a second enquiry, not less important than the former, which respects the amelioration of the early condition and character of the human race, under the progressive influence of literary refinement.
To preserve and perpetuate his existence, were, perhaps the first employments of man.—To perform. these duties effectively, he had to declare war against every thing hostile to his life and its preservation, and, to appropriate to his own use, whatever he found beneficial in the universe around him. Feeling nothing but the pressure of increasing wants, his pas" sions were inflamed in proportion; destitute of a knowledge of his own, and the rights of others, tha obsequious slave of impulse, and ruled by the storms of unsubdued passions—collision, anarchy and des. potism, successively, and in turn assailed him for, the law of force, the dominion of physical power alone, could restrain and repress the rapine of scifish want, crush the anarchy of contending individuals, and reduce to order and silence, the conflictions and the clamors, of rapacity and ignorance —Asyct, reason had not operated powerfully, for she had acquired but few data, from which to infer the future, by the past of man. Experience had not, as yet, even strongly inculcated the utility of reason and reflection; it had not exemplified, recurring to preceding ages, that human happiness might be the product of profound investigation of the true cat:ses of misery, and that a profound knowiedge of trut was only to be sound in the labyrinths of experimental error. In fine, experience had not yet intimated
to man the gradual progression by which errors of
opinion, and derelictions of conduct, could be instrumental in cdvancing his steps to happiness and truth. Individuals, families and nations were wandering in a maze of conjecture and uncertainty, with regird to the past, and listening, with pueriie credulity and superstitious awe, to the traditionary lore of ignorance, infirmity and garrulous old age. , i.iterature. had not yet unveiled, upon the page of history, the means by which sagacious and enlightenci policy could give elevation, prosperty and power to hunan institutions—it had not yet enabled the philosophic politician to detect the lurking principles of defection and decoy, that afer receiving lite and activity from the depravites inseparable from ignorance, Jurory and idleness, paralized the virtues of the people, and sported with the fate of nations. It had not yet enabled him to trace the corrupt influences of vemal administration upon the best constituted governments, and to cut off the fountains of detection and ruin, before they had sapped the foundations of popular confidence, and alienated from such governments the attachments of the people. It had not yet enabled him to distinguish between the patriot and dema. gogue; to demonstrate, that in their private ch rocters alone were to be found the only evidences of political virtue and depravity—it had not tought ...ro
the salutary lesson, that the former cannot be ori