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POLITICAL SUJfJfJHJ'. AMERICA.-—The latest intelligence from-this country is of considerable importance; it ap- pears that a serious misunderstanding has taken place, between our Envoy Mr. Jackson, and the President Mr. Madison: the following is a concise statement of the origin of this un- pleasant affair, as published in the Artier itaii official pal)er.-In the course of the corres- pondence between the Secretary of State and Mr. Jackson, the latter slated, that the dis- patch from Mr. Canning to Mr. Erskine of he 23d January, prcwiibcd the condit/ous on which the arrangements were to with this couutry, and hiuted, (we suppose in rather broad terms) that the Government were acquainted with its contents at the time; the Secretary denied ail knowledge of such dispatches; and further declared that if the Government had been acquainted wilh it, iio arrangement would have followed, and the embargo wouid have continued. Mr. Jack- son in his repl, a(rzt Iit,) itisitiu.,Ited.to the coii-- trary, and the Consequence was Hiey- refused all further communication, and granted In in his passports. That the system of policy, acted upon hj the American CioMernment towards thts conn. try, has been decidedty hostile fur a series ol years, we think can-nol be denied that il h :1,,> been seconded by the popular voice in that couOtrj in various unjust proceedings is alike elri.gent ;to prove tins, let us examine, in the first place, a lew of the acts of its Govern- ment. It had ever been a received opinion n :L,f, )nlft iu America, ihat the consequence' of a war. with this country would be the starvation of our West Indian pussessions; aild they have c 11 L, 11 only been prevented from adopting a slate of warfare, from the conviction that it be attended with the total ruin of their commerce," and the bombardment of t )t r mincipal cities, by the united and "powerful ncigies of the British navy it then becaipe thwr object to accomplish theone, without the risk of in- I curring the oiijf r —'ihe embargo was the weapon employed for this purpose for it iliust appear an absurdity to every man of common sense to belreve, what they strove to ássure us,lhatirwas Icvdlcd c(fuállragainst Franee, as lhi. country To prove the fallacy, of this, it is tiecesyary to state, th&t it re- ceived the public approbation of Napoleon ih short this embargo had;a direct contrary effect to that for which it was intended—it opened new and vast sources of supplies. for tfur transatSaniic possessions, which were before either trnMiougbt of, or unlooked for, and all its evikfqiS ~Uh.'aggravated and dire- ful accqmulatio:)^ or» the county in which it originated for while it raided I lis- popular cry" lose against the goveriirueut, it disgorged those hordes of British seamen from her commerce, who had been retained, protected, aud encoiir-' raged by all the abontiijahle arts of dissiinula- tion, chicanery, violence, in.uilt, and to sum up all by the most.delgsfablo perjury Whcn the fountain is corrupt aiid the issues must also parlake of the foulness; so it is—the impeached veracity of an American is become proverbial fhrou'J >ut Furopei Our opuiioii therefore, is, that c i, team veruoient were priv) to Mi Canniug*# dis- patch of the 23d of JiUjiiiary, prior to the ar- rangement with Mr. Erskine4 resting on the preference we give to the testiftiony of Mr. Jackson, rathertliau the asseverations of the A tnerican Secretary of State, Mr. Sru ith. We should certainly be averse io war; but when we reflect on the uniform syste^n of conciliation, that has been adopted by our government,and the irisnlting irecfcptiou we have evef encoun- tered from Americit, we think it hardly possi- ble that war can be avoided and however it may be wished for, or be popular with the Americans, we are pfetty confident, the irritations their conduct has given rise to, would render the war far-from unpopular in this country,

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