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NOTICES OF THE ARTS AND MANUFACTURES, AND A RECORD OF THE
EVENTS OF THE TIMES.
H. NILES, EDITOR:
Hec olim meminisse juvabit.-VIRGIL.
FROM MARCH 1812 TO SEPTEMBER 1812.-VOL. II.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THE EDITOR,
at the Franklin Press,
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, perhaps, 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 our 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 domestic 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 reader. Some have blamed us for a cold indifference, where others have accused us of an unbecoming warmth; this, however, is evidently the effect of party zeal in our accusers, and not in ourselves. We have endeavored, 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 employed in rendering thanks to the many; whose candor and indulgence we have abundantly experienced
It would 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 be 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 proficiency 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 appearunmin liul. Upon the whole, we venture to express a hope, that the generality of our readers will be satisfied, with the present result of our labors, that we may be encouraged to go on with a renovated zeal.
Berlin and Milan deerees 320 Correspondence of Mr.Foster Exportation of specie 31 207
same with same 252
saine with same 293
of Henry the Bri-
proceedings of Massa-
Jefferson with the - Federal Republican" 379
217 Fling, affecting letters of
same with Mr. Fos-
Mr. and Mrs. 108
ter and Mr. Rus Flint stones, in Neu-Jersey 390
372 Boyd col. memoirs of 12 Cotton mills, number of near France, our relations
72 French pavy
67 French minister's report 246
ib. Crows useful to early navi French decree concerning
285 Deaf and dumli, cure of the 53 Frigates, list of American 299
institution for the 82
361 lished in Penisvlvania 16 Gholson, hon. Mr. on the
2 Decatur, biographical
393 sketch of
361 Gleanor, British ketch 86
85 Declaration of the prince Grxat Britain, population of 216
ettects of the
344) Case of the schr. Exchange 33 | Desultory remarks 7 362
88 Hannibal, capture of the sluip 86
concerning im Hayti, title of the king of ib.
120 Domestic manufactures 8, 52 Henry, the British agent 45
183 Ilint for congress
103 119 134 152 Domestic resources 390 History of the invasion
168 184 200 215 Drafted militia
239 256 287 303 Droits of admiralty 125 History of the war in
127 House of commons, British 72
300 Hun iliation and prayer 321
266 Duration of life in certain Howitzer, a new invention 132
42 Imperial parliament 1 257
Important law case
10 Early navigation
103 Impressed seamen 119 147
on the subject of
-, remarks on a case
108 135 150 106 Electors of president 48 Improvement in the arts 149
183 193 200 214 Eloquent extract
423 Indian affairs
92 Indian war, lord Chatham's
Escurial, description of the speech on
54 Indian eloquence
410 Indian logic