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DEAR SIR--In my letter of the 25th December, tained at Salem, Boston, Newport, New-York, Al. 1816, I merely adverted to the subject suggested bany, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Rich. by an anonymous correspondent, respecting the mond, Norfolk, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Lynch- piblication of a supplement to contain Revolutionburg, Leesburg, Charleston, Savannah, and New. ary Orations, &c. Since the date of my letter I acOrleans, free of additional cost to the purchaser for cidentally reverted to the communication of your freight, also at Pittsburg, Louisville and Cincinnati, correspondent, and a re-perusal of it gave me strongand soon hereafter at Chilicothe, at a small advance, er impressions than I had at first entertained of its partly to meet the extra cost of transportation. importance, and interest, and essentid utility. You

ask, “Can the materials be got? Would the public We this day commence the 12th volume of the cation be sufficiently patronized?” and “respectfully WEEKLY REGISTER, with a fixed resolution to perse-Isolicit answers to these questions froin ail the vere in its old and approved plan, with all the in-; friends of the Register.” As a firm friend to the dustry and care needful to a continuance of the editor and the work, I would respectfully suggest flattering reputation which is now attached to the ny views upon this interesting subject. I advimeed work. The editor, always liappy in the advice of my opinion in ray laet letter to you, but my reitzone his friends, and willing to correct and acknowledge for that opinion were bui faintly, if at all, expressed. an error, if properly informed that he has commit That America is one day to be a great, a mighty ted one, has had too much experience in his pro- and a powerful nation; that she will make a figure fession, is too well defended by [ what he hopes is) upon the page of future history, which will dazzie an honest pride, and has too great a regard for the the eyes and win the arluniration of fùture generagood opinion of his most respectable and still tions; that the track which she is destined to pure growing list of subscribers, to be diverted from his sue in her political revolution, through the vast course by the criticisms of fools or falsehoods of systein of nations, will be marked by beams of solara kraves; each of whom have, for a considerable timeslike effulgence, is not merely the visionary whilas past, exerted themselves not a little to injure the of a bewildered imagination, nor the theoretical REGISTER. The ground that he stands upon enables suggestions of a prejuciiced mind; but is amply teshim to look down upon such, and laugh at their silli- tified by a retrospection of events, as well as by exDess or despise their inalignity.

isting appearances. But, sir, in order to propei her There are two subjects to which the editor wishes in that track of splendid illumination, and secure to at this time to draw the attention of his friends- her that character of transcendant greatness, much, the first is, in respect to the proposed publication of and very much, depends upon the present generas a volume, or supplement, of revolutionary speeches, tion. To the snail-paced progress of other nations to orations, &c. the other is the much to be desired refinement in the arts; to fame in arms; to wealth, general inder.

grandeur and prosperity, we exhibit a curious and The former has excited great attention. Letters vivid contrast. If we take a restrospective glance at fiom all quarters are received urging the editor to the early conditions of our country, and view her in attempt the collection--we insert two of them be. the limited space of forty years, rising from the hulow as specimens of the rest. It is now determined mility of colonial dependence, to tie prvuit and tíat the attempt shall be made, and those possessed commanding and exaited station that she now hoius of papers suitable for the work, are earnestly re. among the nations of the earth, the mind of the requested to forward them immediately-or, at least, publican is struck with the liveliest enuotiviis, and to furnish copies of them. If either of these are de- is immediately prompted to enquire, what will be sired to be returned, they shall be most carefully her situation at the expiration of the next forty handled and faithfully sent back. If this work is years. accomplished at all, the editor expects to complete. It is not fior me, nor you, nor the most sagait in October or November next. It is to be hoped cious mind, to tell--But as it has never yet been as that the materials will be sufficient to make a vo- certained, that nations have certain fixed limits prelune of the usual sire.

sented to them, at the end of which, wlien they ar. In making out the general index (a work requir-rive, they must retrograde, we are jusufiei in the ing no little share of patience and perseverance) conclusion, that if we are but true to ourselves, we considerable progress has been made; and it is ex- shail, before many years, behold America answer. pected to be completed with the present volume. ing the lofuiest expectations of her most partial The arrangement has been adopted after much re. friends, and involving', (if I am allowed the expreso flection; and it is believed that, with a little atten. sion) in a complete national eclipse, all those petty Frun to its general principles, it will be hardly pos- nations, that now boot at her grandeur and envy

VOL. XM

her growing prosperity:-Great orators and grest |ry of men and things as faithfully as it is yet in the statesmen, have been the pride of every country, power of the American people to record the history and the boast of every age, that have been so for of their nation's birth and parentage. I question, tunate as to produce them. In republics, like ours, too, whether any age or nation has produced more they are, in a great measure, the props of the politi- men of equal worth, or who might serve as more cal fabric. Our country is yet in her teens:-But perfect specimens of patriotic virtue, than our own, young as she is, she has produced her orators, her upon that occasion. It would be criminal to ne sages, her heroes, statesmen and philosophers, glect the duty that the proposition of your plan now which would do honor to any nation. If England enjoins upon you—posterity will ask the record of is proud of her Chathams, her Foxes, and her She- this age, and wonder that the immediate successors ridans, America can boast of a Henry, a Hamilton, of the people of '76 should have so degenerated in an Ames--and it must gladden the heart of every forty years as to forget to estimate the importance lover of his country, when he views the many splen. of that period, and the virtues of those who stamp. did constellations that bespangle our present poli- ed its character. I do not believe that the age will tical' hemisphere. To keep alive the fame of li- continue to risk the imputation. We have abroad berty, we must be careful to keep alive the senti amongst our people a more truly American, and less ments and principles that inspired the bosoms of of a foreign feeling, than we ever could boast of, our fathers, and urged them to put on the armor of since my maturity. A bold and faithful assertion of resistance to curb tyranny and arrest oppression.—this feeling, such as H. Niles has never failed to There never was a more favorable juncture, for in- express with true republican freedom and simpli. stilling those sentiments, than the present-as your city, has contributed to establish for his publicacorrespondent well observes, "the moment and option a character that must be the most grateful re. portunity may pass and not immediately retur— ward for his application—I feel proud to believe the events of the late war, have imparted a glow of that I know him well enough to know how much he national feeling, for every thing republican.” esteems the public sentiment, and this sentiment

Characterized, then, as is the editor of the Week requires that he should use all possible means to ly Register, for a strict and steady devotion to the accomplish the proposed undertaking. The mate. principles of republicanism, and promulgating them rials lie scattered in libraries of private citizens, or as he does, through the medium of a widely cir. are preserved as sacred relicts of departed friends culating paper, uninfluenced by the malignant mo--Call them forth and promise them a station in tives of party zeal, there is no one better qualified history and in literature, and you will find that they to arrange the materials for such a work, as the one will be liberally lent for the purpose. I do not in question, and there is no one more highly dle know that fortune has bequeathed me any that will serving of the credit that would result from it, than be worthy of the collection; but if I find one, I himself. The medium of conveyance too, would shall feel it a duty that I owe posterity to give it be no small consideration. The Register, from its to you.” vast comprehensiveness and unbounded utility, is destined to survive the short-lived productions of Relations with Spain. the day; and as it already contains records of the lives and achievments of the brave and great, of

We have a pamphlet of nearly 80 pages containthose, (as I have had occasion before to remark)

ing “the message of the president transmitting the who have fought for their country, of those who have correspondence between the United States and gloriously clied for her, and of those who still live Spain, relative to the subjects in controversy beto defend ber, when occasion demands it-I think tween the two nations,” complying with the resolu. it essential, that in it should be recorded the effu- tion of the senate of the 20th instant. sions of those, whose tongues spoke the eloquence

We have given these documents an entire exaof patriotism, and gave life to those atchjevments mination, and do not consider them of that import. which have exalted the honor of the republic, and indeed of sufficient interest to induce us to derange

ant character we were led to expect of them; nor rendered the names of our heroes “immortal in the week's business to give them a place in this story."

That the materials can be procured, admits not, I paper-but they shall be inserted in course. The presume, of any doubt; and respecting encourage;/the National Inteiligencer of Tuesday last, may sa

following brief remarks on the correspondence from ment, I should suppose a very adequate idea could tisfy the general curiosity for the present be formed, from the support other supplements have received. If a susficient number of revolution

"The documents appear naturally to divide them.

selves into three chapters. ary speeches and orations cannot be obtained, why not connect to what you can obtain, the most im- cond in the order of publication, and arranged un

The first series in chronological order, but se portant and useful of the great men of our day?

der letter B, comprises a continuation of the corI am very much pleased with the suggestion concerning the publication of subscribers' names at the Spanish minister, the first part of which, it will

respondence between Mr. secretary Monroe and the end of the 12th vol.

be recollected, was communicated to congress at The following is from one of the editor's plain, solid their last session, and was then the subject of much friends-written with haste and amidst the bustle of public and private remark. a very extensive business. Ile will be surprised to The second series, in the order of time, but last see it publishedbut it contains some valuable hints in that of publication (under the letter C.) comprion a subject that we have now much at heart. ses the discussion and correspondence between our

“MY FRIEND—I feel much interested in your eso minister in Spain (Mr. Erving,) and the Spanish cellent plan respecting revolutionary speeches, ora. minister of foreign affairs, which terminated in a tions, &c. It must be interesting, for it belongs to a transfer of the negociation to Washington by the period next to the heart of every man who feels, or Spanish government, on the ground of alleged want reflects, what a blessing it is to be an American. of time to enter into it a Madrid. Perseverance will ensure more success than you The third series as to date, but first in tlie order calculate upon. The proud monumeilts of the an- of publication, and first also in importance as shewçient republics have failed to perpetuate the memo-ling the actual posture of our relations with Spain

RILATING THE FAIREST PAGE OF THE AXXALS OF

Comprises the recent correspondence between Mr. men of being Cow-boys? of being as often in the Secretary Monroe and Dor LUIS DE Osts, in conse enemy's camp, as in our own? Did be know the quence of the transfer of negociations by the Spa- facts? If he did, he must have seen them steal; he nish government to this place. From this corres. must have seen them in the enemy's camp! But he pondence, which appears to have terminated no does not pretend this. What then is the evidence longer ago than on Friday last, it appears that the of these facts? At most, hearsay—which might inSpanish minister, though he has his powers from his deed be true--but it might also, be, as in fact it government to treat, has, after all, no instructions. was, false? This evidence was assuredly too loose,

Thus, then, the matter rests. The discussion is for the charge he advanced-against men whose serunreasonably delayed, not to say evaded, of our eso vice had certainly been important; and who, absent, isting differences with Spain; and every thing re. were not in a condition to justify themselves. The speeting them is in suspense. We do not discover colonel is a christian.--Did he here observe the those features of hostility, on the whole view of the golden rule. The colonel has his enemies: low case, which report had taught us to espect; but it woull he feel, if the community should julge of is quite clear, from the general aspect of these do his character, by their calumnies? cilments, that our relations with Spain are far from The utmost that c:n be said in palliation of col. being in a satisfactory state.

Tallmadze's conduct, is, that he believed what be sail to be true. He believed them to be Cow.hoy

plunderers, because he heard so! He believed they Van Wart, Paulding and Williams ivonld have pernitted Andre to proceed, if he had The following full, clear and concLUSIVE vindication

had more to give them, because Andre said he was of the three patriotic militia-men, zoho arrester! maj.

of that opinion! lpon such grounds the colonel ANDRE, ngrinst the charges of col. Tallmadge, in employed the weiglit of his character, and the authe house of representatives of the United States, is thority of his place, to consign to inf...y the three copied from the Very- Porle Courier of the 17th uit. men who hul saved West-Point and the army! We do not regret that murat vis never before doubted

There is not a court of justice in christendom by the public is 11979 unquestionably prorell; but are

which would not spurn such evilence. There can sorry that a man like col. Talimadye should huve so therefore be no far that it will be received by a committed himself, ruhile we rejnice in his discom, - gratefill people. - And although we are fully perture-IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LASTING SUBJECT OF

suaded that nothing has appeared to put the accused REGAZT, INDEED, IF LE HAD SUCCEEDED IN ANNI. pon their defence, yet we proceed gratuitously, to

lay before otr readers, such conclusive testimony FREEDON--AX INCIDENT TENDING, MORE THAN ATT as will satisfy the whole world. OTIEI VE KSOY OF, TO RAISE UP ANATONAL

And first, is to ihese men being Cap-hous. Their CHARACTER, AND to give to the Prophe.--the neighbors would be, of all others, most likely to COMMON PEOPLE, A JUST ESTIMATE OP TILEYSELVES, know the fact, if it were so; and the annexed cera

Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge, a member of the tificate from men, aged and venerable, will show house of representatives of the United States, in a that they were not even suspected. But the oath speech which he lately delivered in that bodv, ven- of Mr. Van Wirt is decisive. tured to ascribe to the celebrated captors of Andre,

As to the second point, whether the captors of a character the most infamous and detestable; and Indre would have released him for a very large to their conduct on that occasion, motives the most bribe, provided he could inmediately have puidit, sordid and odious. He accused those men of be. that is a circumstance which could be known only ing as often in the camp of the enemies of their hy themselzes.-- Am M:. Van Wart expressly denies country, as in our own; of being men, destitutuse the imputation in the anneaed affidavit. not only of patriotism, but of common honesty and

The only possible question that can remain is, honor; of belonging to that detestable gang usual. whether the witness is worthy of credit. To this ly known by the name of Cow-boys. He charged point, we bring men who have known Irim from his them, in effect, therefore, with being the vilest of infancy; men, whose vener ble hairs are silvered by thieves and robbers; and in doing so, represented age; they speak to us from the verge of the graves general Washington and the congress as bestowing and they unite in the d.claration that no man is the public praise and the public bounty upon wretch more entitled to be believed, than Isaac Van Wart. es, i terly base and contemptible, fiom mere mo.

The nature of tiie case does not admit of testimo. tives of policy. There was in this attempt, an in. ny more prcise, pertect and conclusive. The refu. trepidity worthy of a better cause; but at the same tation is solemnly sworn to, and by a man who, in time a rashness which he will never cease to re. moral and religious deportment during a long lios pent. Col. Tallmadge has evdeavored to tear the has had no superior. frirest leaf from our history, and to deprive the yeo

Isaac Pan Wart's Affidavit. manry of our country of a theme in which they glo Isaac Van Wart, of the town of Mount Pleasant, ried, and of an example, whose influence is not less in the county of Westchester, being duly sworn, extensive and important, than was that of the im- doth depose and say, that he is one of three persons, mortal William Tell. If he has done so, when who arrested major Andre during the American rethere was the least possibility that he might be in volutionary war, and conducted him to the Ameriermur; he could never upon reflection justify him- can camp. That he, this deponent, together with self.--But if he has done so upon slight, upon ve. David Williams and John Paulding, had secreted Ty slight grounds; not from his own knowledge, but themselves at the site of the highway, for the purfrom the calumnies of the envious, and the mere pase of detecting any persons coming from, or hav. suspicions of an enemy, he has incurred a respon- ing unlawful intercourse with the enemy, being besibility, which he must meet: a responsibility from tween the two armies; a service not uricommon in which the personal respect with which he may have those times. That this deponent and his companions been heretofore regarded, ought not to protect him, were arined with muskeis; mil upon seeing major nor general coincidence of political opinion to re- Indre pproach the place where they were conceallease him.

el, they rose and presented their muskets at him, pon what grounds did the colonel accuse these and required him to stop, which le did. Ile theta

asked them whether they belonged to his party?ther certify, that the said Paulding and Williams and then they asked him which was his party? to are not now resident among us, but that Isaac Van wluich he replied, the lower party. Upon which Wart is a respectable freeholder of the town of they, deeming a little stratagem, under such cir- Mount Pleasant, that we are well acquainted with Gumstances, not only justifiable, but necessary, him, and we do not hesitate to declare our belief gave him to understand that they were of his party; that there is not an individual in the county of upon which he joyfully declared himself to be a Westchester, acquainted with Issac Van Wart, who British officer, and told them, that he had been out would hesitate to describe him as a man of a sober, upon very particular business. Having ascertained moral, industrious and religious life as a man whose thus muiel, this deponent and bis companions integrity is as unimpeachable as his veracity is unundeceived him as to their characters, declaring doubted. In these respects no man in the county of themselves to be Americans, and that he must Westchester is his superior. consider himself their prisoner. Upon this, with JONATHAN G. TOMPKINS, aged 81 years'. seeming unconcern, he said he had a pass from gene.

JACOB PURDY, aged 77 years. ral Arnold, which he exhibited, and then insisted JOHN ODELL, aged 60 years. on their permitting him to proceed. But they told JOHN BOYCE, aged 72 years. him that as he had confessed himself to be a British J. REQUA, aged 57 years. officer, thay deemed it to be their duty to convey

WILLIAM PAULDING, aged 81 years. him to the American camp; and then took him into JOHN REQUA, aged 54 years. a wood, a short distance from the highway, in order

ARCHER READ, aged 64 years. to guard against being surprised by parties of the

GEORGE COMB, aged 72 years. enemy, who were frequently reconnoitering in that GILBERT DEAN, aged 70 years. neighborhood. That when they had him in the JONATHAN ODELL, aged 87 years. wood, they proceeded to search him, for the pur.

CORNELES VANT TASSEL, aged 71 years. pose of as criaining who and what he was, and found THOMAS BOYCE, aged 71 years. inside of his stockings and boots next to his bare TUNIS LINT, aged 74 years. feet, papers, which satisfied them, that he was a JACOBU8 DYCKMAN, agad 68 years. spy.

Major Andre now showed them his gold WILLIAM HAMMOND. Watch, and remarked that it was evidence of his JOHN ROMER. being a gentlenian, and also promised to make thein any reward they might name, if they would

CHARACTER OF ANDRE. But permit bim to proceed, which they refused. He The preceding refutation of the charges of colonel then told them, that if they doubted the fulfilment Tallmadge was sufficient, perhaps, to put the of his promise, they miglit conceal bim in some subject at rest without the annexed statement secret place, and keep him there, until they could affecting major Indre himself. He is dead, and send to New York, and receive their reward. And his faults ought to be forgotten. But as the repu. this deponent expressly declares, that every offer tation he obtained (far beyond his deserts), has masie by major Andre to them was promptly and been brought forward to destroy that of other resolutely refused. And for himself he solemnly men, his equals, at least, in honor and honesty, deciats that he had not, and he does most sincerely we feel it right to insert the following, from the believe that Paulding and Williams had not, any Philadelphia True American of Saturday last. intention of plundering their prisoner; nor did they MR. Stiles,-As colonel Tallmadge's attempt in confer with each other, or even hesitate, whether the house of representatives to deprive Van Wart they should accept his promises, but on the con- and his companions of the credit usually bestowed trary they were, in the opinion of this deponent, on them for the arrest of major Andre, has excited governed, like liimself, by a deep interest in the considerably,public attention, perhaps the following cause of the country, and a strong sense of duty. anecdote, which is derived from the most undoubted And this deponent further says, that he never visited authority, may not be uninteresting. Andre was in the British camp, nor does he believer or suspect Philadelphia with the English army, and was quar. that either Paulding or Williams ever did, except tered at the house of Dr. Franklin, in which the that Paulding was once before Andre's capture, and doctor's furniture and very valuable library had once afterwards, made a prisoner by the British, as been left. When the British were preparing to eva. this deponent has been informed and believes. And cuate the city, *M. de Simetere, who was an intimate this deponent for himself expressly denies that he friend of Andre, called to take leave, and found ever held any unlawful traffic or any intercourse him busily engaged in packing up and placing whatever with the enemy. And, appealing solemnuly amongst his own baggage, a number of the most vato that omniscient Being, at whose tribunal be must luable books belonging to Dr Franklin. Shocked soon appear, he doth expressly declare that all and surprised at the procedure, he told him, in accusations, charging him therewith, are utterly order that he might be influenced by the highly untrue.

ISAAC VAN WART. honorable conduct of gen. Kniphausen, who had Sworn this 28th day of January, 1817, before been quartered at gen. Cadwallader's house, that that Jacob Radcliff.

officer sent for the agent of the latter, gave him an

inventory which he had caused his steward to make We the subscribers, inhabitants of the county of out on his first taking possession; told him he Westchester, do certify, that during the revolu. would find every thing in proper order, even to tionary war we were well acquainted with Isaac some bottles of wine in the cellar, and paid bim rent Van Wart, David Williams, and John Paulding, who for the time he occupied it. Not so with Andre, arrested major Andre; and that at no time during he quietly carried off his plunder. I have often the revolutionary war, was any suspicion ever thought his character owes many of the beams whicii entertained by their neighbors or acquaintances that they or either of thein held any undue inter. *Simetere waa a native of Genoa, who had settled course with the enemy. On the contrary, they in Philadelphia, and was the person who laid the were universally esteemed, and taken to be ardent foundation of the valuable museum now belonging and faithful in the cause of the country. We fur.I to Mr. Peale.

man.

each voyage

play round it to the fascination of Miss. Seward's | The enrolled and licensed tonnage is verse and description, of which he was by no means stated at

475,665 43 worthy, though there can be no doubt but he was the fishing vessels at

33,16,7 57 a gallant soldier and in some respects an honest

Amounting to

1,369,!?7 78 Legislature of South-Carolina. The tonnage on which diities were

collected during the year 1815, The journals of the legislature, on the bill to incorporate the Wjogaw and Wando canal company, which grants great chartered amounted as follows: rights to the persons petitioning, presents us with the two following Registered tonnage paying duty on protests, one from a member of each house: The following protest was made, and ordered to be entered on the

694,754 39 journals of the bruse, viz.

Enrolled and licer.sed tonnage employ. Whereas, I conceive every grant of power, which gives privile

ed in the coasting trade, paying an go and exemptions to any inan, or set of men, which is denied to the citizens generally, dangerous, and in direct violation of the

annual duty

374,836 13 spirit of the constitution- and whereas, the Winyaw and Wando Fishing vessels, the same

33,222 69 company,

is incorporate in perpetuity, and exempt forever from taxation, by a vote of this house; I hereby enter and restrve my protest, in solemn form, upon the journals of this house, grounded

1,102,813 25 upon the following objectionable features in the said bill: Note.-Duties were also paid

1st. An unlimited power to acquire and hold personal and real
estate, thereby creating a monjed aristocracy; an aristocracy the on tonnage owned by citi.
most dangerous to the liberties of a free government.

zens of the United States, d. The grant of an exclusive right of steam navigation, to the

engaged in foreign trade, said company, for ten years after the said canal intended to be made, is completed: which exclusion is a monopoly, and against

not registered,

11,708 93 ebe spirit of the government.

Ditto, coasting trade 512 47 3d. A perpetual exemption from taxation, and a power to levy upya the eitizens, the unusually high interest of twenty-five per ant.

12,221 45 4th. A grant of these privileges and exemptions, io perpetuity, thereby rendering the creature of legislative creation, for ever in dependent of its creator, and destroying that responsibility which Total amount of tonnage on which du. ought to exist in the premises.

ties were collected

1,115,034 71 JOHN L. WILSON, of Winyaw. The following protest was made, and ordered to be entered on the journals of the senate, viz.

The registered tonnage being correct. Whereas monopoli--s and perpetual charters, granting exclusive ed for the year 1815, according to privileges to any body of persons, are hostile to the true interests

the mode prescribed for the govern. of any government, and are more especially repugnant to the principles of a republic, unless snbject, in some measure, to the ment of the collectors of the several controling power of the state: I do, therefore, solemnly protest against that part of the act, in.

districts, as stated in the communicorporatiog the Wingaw aud Wando canal eompany, which de cation made to congress the 271h prives the state of the right to tax the property of the said company, February, 1802, and in conforinity until the members of the same shall, from the profits of their

with the intimation contained in the establishment receive the amount of their capital, and the annual interest of fourtcea per cent. on the same.

register's letter of the 7th DecemFirst. Because the said Freinption a'nounts, in effect, to a per.

ber, 1811, may be considered nearly petual exemption from taxation; and the clause deprives the state of the controling power that they ought to have retained over a

the true amount of that description company, who will hold under its control, the inland navigation of

854,294 74 a considerable part of the state of South Carolina.

The enrolled and licensed tonnage is Secondly. Because, as there is no limitation to the amount of the capital of this company, a privilege is given, by which property, to

stated at the amount upon which an unlimited amount, may be holden by indiviiluals, without the the annual duty was collected in state possessing the right, when it may be deemed just and expe

1815, on that description of tonnage,
dient to impose on such property, a part of the burdens of the
country.

CHAPMAN LEVY. and may be considered as nearly
the true amount

374,836 13

33,222 69 District tonnage of the United States. Fishing vessels the same Letter from the secretary of the treasury, transmit-The district tonnage of the United ting the annual statement of the district tonnage States is stated at

1,262,353 61 of the United States, on the 31st December, 1815; with an explanatory letter from the register of Of the enrolled and licensed tonnage amounting, the treasury.—January 17, 1817. Read and or as before stated, to 475,665 44 tons there was em. dered to lie upon the table.

ployed in the whale fishery 1,229 92 tons. Treasury Department, January 16th, 1817.

I beg leave to subjoin a statement, marked A, of Sir, I have the bonor to transmit the annual the tonnage for the year 1815, compared with the statement of the tonnage of the United States, on amount thereof as exhibited in the preceding anthe 31st day of December, 1815; with a letter from nual statement for 1814; with notes in relation to the register explanatory of the same.

the increase of the registered and enrolled tonnage, I have the honor to be, with the highest respect, respectively, in 1815. By this statement it appear's sir, your most obedient servant,

that the total amount of new vessels built in the WM. H. CRAWFORD.

several districts of the United States, in 1815, was The honorable the speaker,

Registered tonnage 106,079 33 House of representatives.

Enrolled do.

48,545 06 TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Register's office, January 9:h, 1817. Total amount

Tons 154,624 39 Su-I have the bonor to transmit the annual statement to the 31st December, 1815, of the dis I have the honor to be, trict tonnage of the United States.

Very respectfully, sir,
Tons. 95ths.

Your obedient humble servant,
The registered tonnage, as corrected

JOSEPIL NOURSE, Register. at this office, for the year 1815, is

Tion. Wm. H. Crawford, stated at

854,294 741

Secretary of the treasury.

of tonnage

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