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LONDON; MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, The Gazette of Tuesday contains dispatch es from Admiral Sir Richard Strahan, dated Flushing Roads, the lSlh inst. As-we have al- ready staled, the whole of our troops were thn emharked and ready to sail whenever the wind became favourable. The arsenal, basin, and the whole of the enemy's wharfs, storehouses, works, &c. at Flushing, had been effectually destroye(I.-Il,rijus," saylti Admiral Otway, who executed the naval part of this enterprise, Flushing is rendered useless to the enemy as a naval arsenal; and the basin which afforded very secure retreat for snerai ships of the line during the winter, is for the present effectually deslroyed, and can only be restored by great labour, and at an imwsaa* expence."—The enemy made every possible etlort to annoy us in the Veer Gat, but the squadron under that gallant officer, Commo- dore Owen, effectually frustrated all their de- signs. The Commodore's last letter is dated tj>e 11th; and subsequent advices inform us, that the enemy's fire proved of no effect. Letters, brought to this country from the United States, by & vessel arrived at Livers pool, on Tuesday se'ennight reached towa. They are dated New York, Nov. 18, and con- taiu intelligence which, if true, is of no small importance. They state, that during an in- terview between the President, Mr. Madiaos* and our Euvoy, Mr. Jackson, a dispute heft arisen, which had put an end to all further in- tercourse between them un the subject of the irtiMioil with which the latter had been en- trusted. Mr. Jackson is said to have been ac- cused by the President with being privy to in- si ructions given to the British Ministers to Mr. Erskine, which fully empowered that gentleman to conclude the solemn treaty he had signed, and the ratification of 'r.hil'h had afterwards been refused by the English Go- vernment. Mr. Jackson denied his privitf to such instructions; Mr. Madison persisted, and Mr. Jackson as resolutely maintained his ground. This circumstance, it is reported, led to others of an equally unpleasant nature. the ultimate reIUJt of which was a declaration that if Great Britain felt it to be her inclina- tion aod interest to maintain amicable relati- onot with America, another Envoy should be substituted for Mr. Jackson, with whom all official communication must immediately cease; the substance of the above intelligence had been introduced into the National InteUi. gencer, published at Washington, on the 13th ult. Some Setters were received yesterday from, Holland, containing orders for suspending any further consignments until the new iorm of Government should be more defined. They express great apprehensions of the effect of measures which are said to be in contempla- tion for completely preventing an commercial intercourse between that country and Ell- land. We learn by a letter of the 4th inst. from Hamburgh, that the restriction, on maritime commerce are enforced with a rigour exceed- in, ? any that has been practised since the adop- tion of that system. Noibing of ColoaiaJ or American produce is permitted to be imported or expot lea. Measures, equally rigorous, have been adopted in the neighbouring (iisti-icts.- In Holslein, a Pi,ovist(ii)al has been laid on all goods, in order to* reinvesti- gate their importation, and to confiscate what- ever may have been found to come from Eugland. A similar sequestration has taken place in Brunswick, Oldenburg, Colbert, &c. JUSTICE-ROOM, HORSEMONGIR-UNE.—Yes- terday William Elision underwent an exami- ii a t-i oil, oil the charge brought against him by Messrs. Vizard and Hutchinson, Solicitors, of Lincoln's inn, in whose service he formerly was as clerk, of having embezzled a banker'* cheque, for upwards of 901. their iii-operty No new evidence was produced except that of Mr. Robins, silversmith, of Fleet-street, to whom one 0: the two pound notes given at the Bank in change for the large note!, wbicjl were originally paid for the cheque at Child's house, had been traced. It appeared that Mr. RobffHI received the note in question from a man in payment for a gold ring, and at the time of purchasing it, the man said, it was in- tended to become the witness of t union of the twp persons well known to the public, namely Miss Colson and Mr. Eiiston, who were going to be married. At a former exa- mination, Gore, the friend of Ei'^fon, •Wed that he had purchased a ring for him at a shoil in Fleet-street, and that be. had given a two pound note. which he received from Eliston, in payment for it, Gerona—The valiant defence mid« 1 v the inhabitants of this city entitles it, like Sara- g-ossa, to peculiar notice. It is an episcopal city of Spam, in the department of Tarra- gona, in Cafaloaia. The inhabitant *re rr>- busti industrious, and warlike. In the pre- sent times, they have given many proofs, of their valour, and the place, io c'%iiseqoienct- of its fortifications, and advantageous pc, tion, has had the opportunity of distinguish- ing itself by withstanding the attacks of the modern Vandals.-Gerona is built on Ue too na .■ !V °" bank 0< sma" river called t»e Ouhar, and near the confluence of that stream with the Tier; the two rivers serving as fosses to the town.—The fonn of Gcrona is triangular, but the town is not large. A magnificent street, however, crossca it throughout the whole of its breadth. it is extremely well fortified, and has adjoining to it a castle called Monjuich, on which a great number of cannon were mounted before it was abandoned during the present siege. The town is ako defended by several outputs among which are Calvario, Condestable, and the Capuch.nes.-The Cathedral, dedicated to the Holy V .igm, is richly ornamented. It contains the body of the venerable St. Nar- place' 3 U'?0ked as the Patrou of the »r 'l,r^ay last, Sir Thomas Beevor, Barf Mr. Feliowes, Mr. Postle, Mr. Jary, and Mr, John Howletf, the Members of llie private Committee of the Norfolk Corn Growers, as- sembled at the Rampant Horse, Norwich* to close theiraccounts, aud to meet their friend pursuant to their advert ist'tleits. A goo* plain dinner wM prepared fpr 101 tis. but only 30 gentlemen sat down to table. The Chairman, SirT. Beevor, aod other member* of the Committee, retired between sir and i(,ven o'clock p alid ttic company separa'e t sooe after,