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NOTICEs of THE ACTS AND MANUFACTURES, AND A RECORD OF THE
EVENTS OF THE TIMES.

H. NILES, EDITOR.

Hec olim meminisse juvabit.—VIRGIL.
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FROM SEPTEMBER 1812, TO MARCH 1813–WOL. III.

BALTIMORE:
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED EY THE EDITOR,

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souta-street, NExT Doon to THE MERchANTs’ corror-House.

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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,

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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

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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
deration and union 55; re- Elizabeth Town, singular
presentatives in, a table,

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occurrence at 256. Impressed seamen, corres-
103; standing commuters gy an arar 77 | pondence respecting 342
175; state of parties in | timents, a decision re- Imperial family of France, 149
232; pruteeding. 175 192 o' ... sp. eting 103; Indian council 104-proposi-
221 239 253 272 England and France 37| tion 105—treaty 166-war 204
287 303 319 334 Engineers, prouotious in the Indians, the Sioux 106-of
357 358 383 400 corps of 28 21 St Regis 108-friendly 126
Connecticut, gov.speech $ 3 Estimates of the treasury 200; 128 249
correspondence with Erie, fort 142 249 internal navigation 346
secretary of war 24; decla- |Ermouth (Eng.) bank, fur |Jono. capt, 205 - 17
ration of the assembly 24 ; | lure of 3.68

-, opiuion of the court 301
legislative proceedings 5, 156 Erving's George W. letters 137; -

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Carden, captain 269 285
Canada 5, 51.84, 87-gone-
ral staff in 336-paper ino-
pey 344
Carmon improvement of
Cartel. Fawn
Cass, evol. ius letter to the se-
rretary of war 37—to the
editors of the Intelligencer 235

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– to admiral Ster-
ling, &c. ---
121 B. Garzia to gov. Mitchell 311
gov. Snyder to the secretary
160 of war—and reply

loatianoque, surprise of 93 171
'Globe privator 16
Dacre's, captain 80 253 Geographical table
his address to the Georgia, members of con-
court martial gress from
Delaware, gov. message 438 message of the pro-

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| inr. Mitchell to the secretary
Delaware Indians 330 vernor 193 250l of state 342
Detroit the, and Caledonia 127 legislature 259|sir J.B. Warren to mr Mitch-
Deuruit, surrender of &c. 13 33 Gemmrill, Mr. his resolu- eii, N.c. ib.
37 44 tions 245 343|com. Rodgers to the secre-
-store- at 93 Goldsmids 64 tary of the navy tra-
British official ac- gold coins, foreign or 310|col. Winder to gen. Smyth 363
cuunt

265 Green mountain boys
Dearborn fort, fall of 80, Graham, midshipman
gen.--general orders 233. Griswold R.
Denmark, late mission to 137. Guerriere—are Constitution
Debt of the United States 377 and Gurrierre,
Delaware electors ol. Presi-

220 col. Ulmer to the selectinen
366 of Fastport
160 coin. Chauncey to midship-
unan Grahnin
secretary of war to the mili-
tary committee

dent 192 in secretary of the treasury to
Dinsmore Silas 125|Hamilton, gen. to Mr. Pick- to the committee of ways
Dirertiernment 349 i erit 148 and means, &c. 303
Distillation of spirits 123|Hawk col. respecting co!. Porter to gen. Dearborn 408
19tstressing captore 340 the Creeks 155 capt. Byron to capt. Stew-

Distribution of arms 278 Hamilton, lieut. his arrival ...

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Documents accompanying

Hawkins colonel
the treasury report

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Drawbacks, an account of 231 Hunty, ouisvuous 223, Live the constitution 3rd

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Messages of the President 150

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Rouds from Chilicothe to
Detroit 95–tables of 173
Rodgers, coin. 26 40 252 286
Russia 25.4
Rus is and Spain 186
war in 128—commerce 95
proclamation 347
Russian ships in the Tagus 48
fleet sent to England 272

171 a 75 253 278 – , continental 88 Rush, R. to col. Cass 235
290 342 407 429| Patriotism of the fair 287|Russel, col. 205
——of governors— Patents issued in 1812 399 s
see the states. Petersburg volunteers 142 202 Sarah-Ann privateer 172
Merino sheep 123 232 Sackett's Harbor 26 173
Mexico 64 104 144 272 Perpetual motion 144 102 335 Sandusky 108
188 352 351 357 384 Savannail, a vessel destroy-
Mitchell, gov. 312| Pennsylvania volunteers 154 ... ed at 16t
Michiiiiuackinac 57 105 legislature 225 2:0 245 269 Saratoga privateer 345
Michigan territory 92 344 358 Salem, urivateers 366
Midd, ton, gov. 50 militia 240—election 192 Saucy Jack 399
Military stures 126 42-ex- income of 335|Secrét journal of the H. of
ecution 141–movements 142 Peninsula, affairs in the 350 | Representatives 49
-expresses 150-supplies 219 |Piqua, treaty at 58 Bea feucibles 269
225-weapons of 320i Pike, col. Z. M. letter to the Scainen's bill 351
Miller, lt. col. 125 316 editor of the Aurora 133- Seminole Indians 150
Miranda 11: 288 a proclamation by 344 Socramporo 240
Mississippi territory 249 Pillar of fire 304 Shadow privateer 20
Miot establishment 310: Plumer, gov. 101—his speech 209 Simulated papers 63
Montague lord 211 it font in controversy” 302 Sicilian constitution 201
Moultrie, gen. 202 Poland, 50 'Sisson, Alexr. 352
Modern Antiquities 88, Porter, capt. official letters 41 Sinking tund U.S. 40:
Moon, capt. his statement 173| his reply to capt. Yeo 61 Slave trade ** 189
Morris, captain 232 Polatural taole 48 232|Slayth, gen, at Buffalo 203 216
Morceau, elegant 223; Pope, the 48 257 283 282
-Montgointry privateer 345 Porter P. B. address 233 264 duel with col. Porter 283 303
Moss, Richard 318i state inerit of 284 Sumith, col. 249
Mobile 410 | President of the U. S. rela- Smuggling 3.35
Munroe's treaty 190) tive to the election of the 63 South Carolina-gov.speech 50
Muller inr. 128 131 133 176 208 224 members of congress 160

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legislature 269 275 305
Southern frontier, state of 107
Southcomb, capt. death of 412
Spirit of the nation 45
Spanish and Russian treaty 186
Spaniards, character of the 98

Sparrow privateer 365
Spencer and Taylor 133
Spirits, distillation of 123

Speech of the gov. of Virgi-
nia 115–of Mass. 116-of
Ten. 118-of N. York 16
Statistics—general table 121
Sterling, Elijah an impress-
ed scannan 219
Steel's lists 333
Steam engines 110-boats 204
Evan's invention-see
Addenda.
Stansbury gen. 288
Stew, mr. his speech 303
St. Regis 171
Sun, moon and star, visible 128
Swartwout, col. R. thanks to 249
Sweden 32

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Wasp and Frolic

Travelling amusement 100

227 231 244 Treasury estimates 209

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Tulip, the brig 60 71 180
Tupper, gen. 134 167 217
Tax tables, British 4.17
Tea, consumed 440

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U. States and Macedonian 237
252 253 285 317 318

UpperCanada 84
Urtica Whitlowi 188
Van Rensellear to Tompkins 138

- 154. 20.2 250

Vermont—gov. election, 128
–Presidential notwiliation
133-legislature 154 220-
st-nator 160-volunteers
190-members of congress .
33

Vessels of the enemy cap-
tured 1

Vincennes 25

Virginia—gov. speech 115-
message 246-legislature

256 408-finances 343 368
Vixen, brig 365
Volunteers 282 300

Wahabites
War. materials of 60-on the
wream 122—Events, in e-
very number.
Warrel, admiral, 59 153 207
279—his fleet 126
War expenditures (U.S.) 310
Warsaw, duchy of so
156 205 217
219 252 323 332
Wales, prince of 286
Washington's farewell ad-
dress 385 401
Weekly Register, terms 1 288
West-Indies—British tom-

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– on Mr. Little's motion 395
reas or mays—in the Senate
U. S. concerning the
pay of the army
— on increasing the navy 255
— on fines and forfeitures ib.
— on the bounty to the

soldiers 344
— on engrossing the ya-
Zoo i. &c.
– on the retaliation bill 406
— on the seamen's bill ih.
Yorktown Ingles 143
359

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Frinted and published by II. NILEs, South-st. next door to the Merchant's Coffee House, at $5 per annum,

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

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