S:I ,ÆT E, the Undersigned, having taken into WE, the Undersigned, having taken into VV consideration the great inconvenience that exists in tie it, wn of Carnarvon, from the \VHlt of a Commercial and Marine School, do hereby request the attendance of the Inhabitants (if the Town at a Meeting, to he held attheGuiid Hall, on Monday the 9th day of January next, at • 12 o'clock at noon, for the purpose of taking into | consideration the most eligible mode of carrying so desirable an object into effect. (Signed) R. GARNONS T.JONES, Bryntirioa G. A. POOLE J. EVANS K. FtOBbRTS i .T. HASL&M ••! ZAC. JON ES, I ]I. JO-,iEs "• OWEN JONES J>. P. EVANS- IIANL I,, It Varnarvcn, Bsc. 23, 1814. OR SHEEP, CALVES, LAMBS, & OTHER CA TTLE. Under the Patronage of the Itight lion. Earl Winchelsea, Right Hon. Lord Somerville, John Blaekburne, Esq. M. P. jiiid other distinguished Members of the Board of Agriculture, HUGHES'S PICKS CORDIAL, a certain Cure for the Scouring Complaint of Sheep, Calves, Lambs, and other Cattle a valuable fle- storative Cordial for Eres afier Lambing, and an infallible Preventive Gf the Mortification of any Animal after parturition. It is a well establish- ed fact, that the Cattle to which Hughes's Cor- dial is administered, thrive and fEtteB much soon- er than others. SoleI wholesale by Mr. Tlughes, 23, St. Paul's Church-yard. London and retail by every Vender of Patent Medicines in the United Kingdom, J>rice 2s, 9d. J Hl TWO Last, Prices-:>f =/?39,000, THE FWO Last Pries of £ 20,000, THE Last Prize of £10,000, AND THE Last Prize of = £ 3,000, Ever drawn, were all shared and sold by B I SIt 4, Cornhill, and 9. Charing Cross, London and the undermentioned Agents, who are now selling Tickets and Shares for the New Year's Lottery, vhich commences 18tlt This Jlfontll. The Scheme contains Two Prizes of X20,000, Two of Z.10,600, tfiid 46 other Capitals. R. Taylor, Music Warehouse, Chester. T. Eaye, Bookseller, Liverpool. Jl. Parker, Bookseller, IV hitchnrvh. J. Dawson* Dookscller, StocJcport. jf SanHford, Bookseller, Shrewsbury. Mrs. Oakey, Library, Swansea. fV. Roohseller, Aberystwilh. Tickets, Shares and 9cllelrts to be had of the above Agents. LATELY PUBLISHED, THE ROYAL ALMANACK, Price Is. 7 <1. in a sheet, or 1 s. 9d. neatly done up in Marble Paper. THEah0ve ALMAN ACK is particularly cal- culated for North. Wales and Cheshire, and besides the usual matter in other Almanacks, contains the time of sailing of the EiSesmere Canal Packet, for Liverpool, for every day in the year, &c. by J. BROSTER, BOOKSELLER, STATIONER, AND BOOK- BINDER, EXCHANGE, CHESTER, Who returns his sincere and gmtefnl thanks to his friends end customers, for the distinguished lavors conferred, and respectfully solicits" it fur- ther continuance, which he will endeavour to deserve, by always procuring the very best arti- cles, of the newest taste, and on the lowest terms, and by being punctual in the execution of all orders, wholesale arid retail. lie has now on sale, a large and fashionable as- sortment of Ladies' and Gentlemen's annual POCKET BOOKS, atlasses, REPOSITORIES, SOUVENIRS, TABLETS, COURT KALKNDARS, ALMANACKS, &c. &c. FOR THE YEAR 1815. BnoMinding, in thejii-st style of Elegance. Magazines, and all other Periodical Works, as soon as published. rAtlät5 FIRE AND LIFE Stsrar site* (EOMP&NI OF LONDON. -==..Q PERSONS who have assured al this Office are requested to take notice, that Policies expiring at Christmas next, should be renewed at that period, or within fifteen days thereafter. Renewal Receipts are now ready for delivery in the hands of the several Agents, who are em- W,WPred to effect new Assurances conformably to .'be printed proposals of IMe C™ HENRY DESBOROUGII, Jan. Secretary. CJhenpside. London, Dec.. 18, 1814. AGENTS. Batigor, Mr. Rasbrook. Beaumaris, Mr. Jones. Cai*u,,Irvon li,l r. Roberts. f r, arm near Abergele,Mr. Oldficld. Pwllheli, Mr. Ellis. Llanrwst, Mr. Griffiths. Ruthin, Mr. Jones, Oswestry, Mr. Edwards. Bala, Mr. Anwyl, Cefnfaes near Maentwrog Mr. Lloyd. WcishpooI, .Mr.Binger. The Directors are desirous of establishing Agents for the Company in those Towns where appointments have not already been made. Ap- plications, accompanied with references, addres- sed to the Secretary, CA RNA R VO N SHIRE. COURT OF LIEUTENANCY. I A General Meeting is appointed to be held 4 General Meeting is appointed to be held at the Grand Jury Room, in the town of Carnarvon, on Monday the 9th day of January Carnarvon, on Monday the 9th day of January next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, for the pur- I pose of supplying vacancies hi the Local Militia. f By Order, O. A. POOLE, Clerk of the General Meetings. GorpTiwysfa, Dec. 23, 1814. M. LEWIS, BOOKSELLER, STATIONER, AND PER- FUMER, BEGS leave to inform the NobiiiH-, Gen- try, and the Public, that she is now w. Lon- selecting an assortment of Goods, n-ith the I iqtcatiaii of immediately commencing business at BANGOR. Orders for Periodical and other Publications, (Music included) will be thankfully received, and procured twice a month, direct from London, and at the London retail prices. A choice assortment of Hanging Paper will be constantly kept, and applications for patterns from any distance will meet due attention. 44, Paternoster ROil), London. 20th Dee. 1814. British Fire Office. FOR. the Insurance of Buildings, Furniture, Merchandize, Ships, Vessels, and all other I Property, against Loss or Damage by FIRE. Insurances for short Periods, or for several Years together, may he effected at this Office upon the most equitable Terms. Policies will not be charged for Sums of 3001. or upwards, nor to persons increasing their pre- sent Insurances. The. whole STOCK of a FARM will be insur- ed witiiout Specification, at the Reduced Premi- um of 2s. per Cent. Receipts for the Renewal of Policies expiring at -Christmas-day, may be J¡a at the principal Offsets in the Strand and Cornhill, London, and of their Agents in the Country, who will receive Proposals for new Insurances. ROBERT SKELTON, Secretary. CARNARVONSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, (,Iizd Possessi.)n givcn) ALL that modern-built Messuage or Dwel- ling House, with the Appurtenances there- unto belonging, situate in ili-gh-streef, in the town of Carnarvon, late, in the occHp&tion of Mr. Richard Williams, Solicitor. These Premises consist of two parlours, two kitchens, a large dining-room, five excellent bed. rooms, with suitable attics two large cellars, a yard, containing a two-stall stable, and a large brewhouse, with convenient rooms over them. Also, that other modern-built Messuage or Dwelling House, adjoining the above premises, with the Appurtenances, late in the tenure of Mr. Toleman, watchmaker. l' These Premises comprise two parlours, a large dining-room, -i>ve compact bed-rooms, with con- venient garrets over them; two kitchens, two cellars, a large1 fcrewhouse and pantry, with a good room over them in the yard, belonging to these premises. Both the above Dwelling-houses are well adapt- ed for private families; or for persons in bnsi- ness., on account of their contiguity to the mar- ket place. For further particulars apply (if by letter, post paid) to Mr. H. ft. Wim.iams, Solicitor, Car- narvon, who will appoint a person to shew the premises. CARNARVONSHIRE.—NORTH WALES. TO BE LET, And ENTERED UPON immediatei/vi, THAT capital Inn, called the Hotei-, or the 31, TJxbridge Arms, most conveniently and delightfully situated at the entrance of the town of Carnarvon, on the road leading from the city of liangor, now in the holding of Mr. Wakensau, who is about to retire from public business. It consists on the first floor, of a large par- lour, and three others, of suitable and convenient dimensions; a spacious kitchen, and otlic. cfrices adjoining; together with a good sized bar, most judiciously placed so as to overlook the kitchen, the entrances to the house, and to the different parlours, as well as the whole of the court-yard, to which a bay-window is introduced. I On the first floor is a large room, which conve- niently accommodates a dinner party of eighty, and which by means of partitions and folding doors, forms two excellent drawing rooms, each commanding a beautiful view of the Menai aud the Island of Anglesea. There are, besides, on iiie floor, as well as in the attic story, a suitable number of exceeding good bed-rooms; and the cellars under ground are exteusive and commo- I dious. In the rear of the house, and contiguous there- to, is a spacious court yard, comprising a very large coach-house, with a room of equal size above; several stables,cow houses, larder, dairy, laundry servants bed rooms, malt house, brew house, and a variety of other offices, all arranged with great judgment; and within a few yards of the house, is a large walled garden, with a siiialler adjoining. The tenant may be accommodated with any quantity of land, within a convenient distance, not exceeding 190 acres. There being an excellent market at Carnarvon, the House may receive a constant supply of every necessary article, especially fish of the best sorts. Independent of the regular travelling to Car- narvon, and the several public meetings held there within the course of the year, the very general re- sort to that town in the summer season, affords a source of considerable emolument to the Inn- keeper. And all circumstances taken into consi- deration, there can hardly be a doubt but that a person well conversant in the business, may, by becoming tenant of the Hotel at Carnarvon, serve himself and the public, with very greatadvanfage to both, especially at this time when there hap- pens to be a good opening. The tenant may be accommodated with all the valuable household furniture, plate, linen, china, horses and carriages, and also with the crops and produce of the land, at a valuation. And further particulars may be had by apply- ing to Thomas Jones, Esq Bryrttirion, near Baugor; Mr. John Williams, at Plasuewydd, Anglesea or to Messrs. Poole, Attorneys at Carnarvon; or at their Qffiçe fit Pencraig, in Anglesea-
FRENCH MANNERS; I OR, A JOURNEY IrV A DILIGENCC. We had yet only passed one night in the di- "I ligence but the storm and the fall had fa. tigued us, and we were impatient for the mo- ment when we should arrive at Tours, where we expected to find a good supper and a good bed; the sun descended rapidly towards the horizon, and yet embellished this garden of France, which we passed through, as we drove along the banks of the Loire, which seems to take a pleasure in washing this fertile and smiling country with its witers we pass ajong flse Quai Royal, and alight on the d'Or. Tourg is a little town much celebrated in Iligtory, and et,(,,ry-ofic intention, or, what is more cou.mon, with the pretence of observing, .cannot dispense with devoling a few moments to its examination I my fellow travellers and 1 did not feel inclined Io depart from general ei, sioui but before we commenced our promenade, we thought it most prudent to make sure of our lodgings. Unfortunalely, the Bourdeouxdiligence had preceded us by a few nfinules, and the best chambers were already occupied the couriers who preceded a herline and two post chaises, had taken care to engage apartments for their masters; so that there only remained our disposal ihree chambers, each containing two beds, with which we were forced to content ourselves. Respect for detorum presided over all the arrangements which we made, with more or less good grace. The young- lady and the actress slept together; the mer- chant offered to divide his chamber with me the young man fixed upon a liliie obscure closet into which he ordered a portable bed to betaken, and the Englishman was obliged to take the only bed which remained in the chamber of the nurse. As to the military offi- cer, nothing embarrassed him less than to know where should he sleep he had for more than twenty years left that arrangement to Providence. The supper was ordered for nine o'clock it was then only six, we had three hours to fill up. The Englishman and the duenna, more attentive than ever, went, according to my advice, to visit the Port, the Porte de Hngon, the Church of Saint Martin, and its two tow- ers, the Abbey of Marmontiers, the Tovyer of Siiint Peter- le-P iielin, itid the Archbishop's Palace. The Sub-Prefect (for we had disco- vend tbat such was the dignity of-otic est companion, and that he travelled incognito to avoid the ennui of etiquetteJi then accom- panied Mademoiselle Amciie lo the theatre, to see Le Saltan crimiael par jalousie (a very pompous title compared with that of Zaire, which is given to the same piece at Paris).— I entered a coffee-house in order to read the papers: the Officer had inquired where a bil. iiare table was to be met with, and the mer- chant took this opportunity for repairing to J a in was 1 a creditor, for thirty thousand franca. On looking over the Journals for the de- partment of indre-et Loire, I remarked that they were conducted with the same impar- tiality, the same disinterestedness aud candour which so honorably distinguish those of the capital. In one, it was demonstrated in the most peremptory maimer possibly that the Loire was the-natural boundary of France: and a granurarisn of Tours was. laboring hard to establish the synonymous import of the words repress and prevent, deliver and restore. Another spoke, as the spectator, of a play which had never been perfor;,¡ed one exa¡td to the skies a work which his fellow-journalist had been tearing in pieces one declared him- self the champion of an aeiress who was un- mercifully hissed by the public another per- sisted in slandering a talent generally esteem- ed and I exclaimed wilh Sigoor PoiicineUo ratio it mondo nlallo eoinc la nostra fdmiglia > As the hour of supper was approaching, I returned to the inn every thing was in the greatest confusion; the berliue and the two post-chaises had arrived (he number of ser- vants of both sexes were increased for the ser- vice of the new comers, who occupied the best apartments; live word Duchess, which proceed- ed from mouth to mouth, soon (aught me the title, and did not long leave me ignorant of the name of the illustrious traveller, who was re- lurujng from her esrale. accompanied by an oid female companion, two children, and a preceptor. Of the two post-chaises which followed the herline, one was destined for the servants of the Duchess, and the other was occupied by a very young and handsome man, whose little mustachios, and a scar 011 his fore head, shewed him to be a military officer.- I learned from a Utile chamber-maid, who was challering aloud with the hostess, that. the Colonel was a friend, and even a bit of a rela- tiotv of Madame tiie Duchess; that they had met each other by the greatest chance in thlè world, at the first relay, and that they were now travelling together. Whilst, supper, was preparing t'his lady walk- ed with her reVuUon in the garden of the i.- -ii f followed her, and observed her with that curiosity mingled with interest, which a beau- tiful woman excites, particularly iu travel- the rosiness of youth was substituted with advantage on her pale complexion by a tender and melancholy expression she ap- peared to me particularly remarkable for the elegance of her figure, the grace of her move- ments, and the musical sweetness of her voice. The clock, however, interrupted the contem- plative pleasure in which I was so agreeably engaged, and I entered the dining-room all the guests, to the number of twenty, were al- ready assembled. The merchant came to meet me, rubbing his hands, and informed me, that owing to the probity of a son who had taken upon himself the noble obligation of discharging the debts of his father, who had died fifteen years be- fore, in a state of bankruptcy, he had reco- vered a debt of thirty thousand francs, which he had loog sincegiveu lip. A man dressed in black, who was seated at the head of the table, was furnished by this anecdote with the text, for a moral dissertation, aud demonstrat- ed, whilst cutting up a chicken (the two wings of which be kept for himself) that a virtuous man always forgets his own interest, and only lived for the good of others. His neighbour, who was called the Inspector, after casting a glance round the table, before he could ha. zard so rash a proposition, declared, with an apophthegmic air, that the happiness of Nations depended on the blessings of peace." A Contractor, who was seated near him, re- minded him malignantly, that ten months be- fore, he had daily heard him declare in that very place, that, the glory of arms alone, could ensure the felicity of nations." The Inspector did net take the trouble it) reconcile these contradictions, and contented himself with saying, whilst swallowing a large glass of wine Autre terns outrcsfjisoins Our Sub Prefect, (who did not perce a winking cor- responuence winch was kept up from one end of the table to the other with Mademoiselle Amelie, at whose side he was seated, and a man about 40, who appeared to have authority over her), enlivened the languishing conversa- tion, by relatiug to lis the antiquity of the city 1 of Tours several anecdotes connected with its origin; the opinions of Nichulas Grille and M. de V'alois concerning the etymology of its latin name 1 should, like many others, have become the dupe of his erudition, had I not, during the morning, perceived in one of the pockets of the coach, the work of Piganiol (ic la Force, from which he had derived all his iiiionnatiosi. The merchant ate liotilirv I rande the ob servation to him, ami he eouvesseu I hat lis was waiting for a fine pike and a qllartcr of veni- son, which he had seen in the kitchen; he waited in vain; these two dainty dishes were destined for the Bei-litte however he trusted to a roasted hare, which he hld been hasting himself, or at least to a parte de barhe icitx, on which he complimented the hostess hut all was for the confounded Berliue, and he was compelled to return to the leg of mutton and vegetables, which had not yet entirely disap- peared from the table. We did not stay long at supper -ye recol, lected that we had to set out at four o'clock the next morning each procured a light, and proceeded to his chamber, with the exception of the lieutenant of hussars, who forgot the hour over a bowl of punch with the English- man, whoma bottle of Champagnehad thrown into the greatest good humour. The servants of the inn did not JirWW whom to answer first, in the corridors—"Girl! which is my cham- bee ?" (iii-I wliic!i is my bed?"—" I have neither water nor towel."—" Girl tea to- morrow at No. 15-cofl"ee at No. T." Finally every one retired to rest the doors were clos- ed, and in a moment all were asleep, or were accounted asleep. The apartment which I shared with the merchant, was situated nearly in the middle of a corridor, which communicated to twelve nlher apartmenls. On taking a survey of the room before I retired to rest, I remarked at the fool of my bed, a door overhung with ta- pestry, which reminded me of some !a!e of robbery this door led to an apartment in which was a staircase of communication be- tween tiie upper story, where the handsome young mau with mustachios slept, aud the lower story on which was the apartment of the Duchess. 1 had fastened the 'door of this se- cret staircase Oil the insde; but afler a mo ment's reflection, i arose, and groped my way to open it agaiu. 1 had been in bed about an hour, all was tranquillity in the inn, and 1 was on the point of failing asleep at this moment i was startled by a noise at the concealed door, which was opened witlv precaution I suspected some qui pro quo, and I said in a low voice, for fear of disturbing the merchant—You have made some mistake, and it is higher or lower."— The door closed again without a word, and I fancicd I heard footsteps descending the stair- case. Half an hour h "'1 not elapsed, before 1 was awakened hy a second noise at the.door; I 1 listened, and heard a shrill voice pronounce the name of Philip Philip was the vaiet-ile- chambrc of the young Iliall who slept above. i was silent some one entered the room, and- I remarked with vexation that they directed their steps towards the merchant's bed who, on beiug suddenly disturbed, called out thieves; in vain did t assure, him that they neither wanted him nor his money; he jumped from wanted him nor his money; he jumped from his bed and continued to call out, and notwith- standing the entreaties of a voice, which ought to have consoled him, he obstinately refused to liberate the little hand which struggled to elude his grasp, There wa. no intermission, until two or three stable boys wilh their lan- terns, came to enlighten the scene, and con vincehim of an error, which he might per/wps have turned to more advantage. in the first moment of trouble and confusion, every chamber was thrown open, all the tra. vcilers appeared at their doors, and some per- j sons repented having yielded too sewn alld without reflection to sentiments of fear or cu- riosity. The chamber-maid had disappeared; every one made conjectures concerning an event of which the merchant was the only one who did not speak maliciously his night-dress was an object-of the, most risible scrutiny; after each one in his turn, had produced his contingent of ridicule or scandal, they retired to devote to sleep the remainder of a night already far ad- vanced. When four o'clock struck, the driv- ers of the two diligences went through the corridors, knocking at all the doors to awaken their passengers. In a moment every body was on foot: we assembled for the last time in the parlour to breakfast, where we found our Officer fast asleep in the midst of* the l,ot- LIes and glasses. The hill was brought, but was not paid without sonic disputing we as- cended the coach, and the rest oP our journey not having given rise to any new observation, or any other event of importance, I shall tau. I of fine myself hp say that we arrived safely at Bourdeaux, where our merchant filled out a. ship for the West Indies, on board of which the Englishman was to embark with the duen- na, who had contracted with him an engage- ment more advantageous," though not ies* comical, than that which she intended to fill at Bayonne. GirxArjhe, le Franc Paricur.
"LONDON" FR ID A F, DECE M B ER 30. On Monday, Mr. Baker arrived at the Fn. reign Office, with dispatches from Ghent, all- nOuncing that a TBEATY of PEACE was signed between his Majesty and the United States of America, by the respective Pienipo- lentiaries at that place, on Saturday last. TIiq iiitelli-ctice diffused general joy throughout the Metropolis, and was cohyhmiiicitted in tho following letter to the Lord Mayor: — (COPY.) Foreign-Office, Dec. 26, 1814. My toftD-l t¡3Ve the honour to acquaint your Lordship that Mr. S. Baker has arrived at this Office, this morning from Ghent, with the intelligence that a Treaty of Peace was signed between his Majesty and the United States of America by the respective Plenipotentiaries at that placx, op. the 24th instant. It is, at the same time, my defy to acquaint your Lordship, that it is understood by the Treaty, that Hostili. ties will cease as soon as it shall have been ratii fied by the President of the United States, a well as by the Prince Regent, ir, the name aiid o,,i the belial f of his Majesty. 14 I have the honor to he, my Lord, n Your Lordship's most obedient Humble Servant, (Signed) « BATHURST. To the Right lion, the Lord Mayor." The terms of the Treaty, thus announced, are understood to be in substance, nearlv as follows-: — 1, All discussion of our Maritime Right ia wave(i ou I)otti sl(les. 2. Mr. Madison does not insist on our giving up the Prizes captured in retaliation of the Ber- liii and Milan Decrees. 3. We leave our Indian Allies as we found them in 1812. 4. We give tip otsr conquests, and particnlarlj the province of Maine, or which our Commander ton!; permanent, possession by a solemu procla- mation, and required from the iiii oath of allegiance to his Majesty. We are however, permitted tc retain the islands in Passamaquoddy Bay,which were our's by the Ttealy of IYSA, 5, Commissioners are to he appointed on both sides, to determine whether there shall he any; and what safe and practicable communication be- tween Quebec and Upper Canada, together with all other disputed questions of territory. C). tt-c to be allowed the t .elusive enjoy- ment of the right of tishing on our own coasts at Newfoundland-, and of trading to our own settle- ments in the East Indies. Tuesday's London Gazelle contained the above Treaty of Peace with Aemrica. The Treaty re- ceived the Ratification of his Royal Highness the Prince kegentou Tuesday. According, how- ever, to the ferms, Hostilities will not cease tilt it is also ratified by the President of the United States. As friends to Ivamanify, we congratulate our Country on being tlms at peace with all the world while we fully appreciate the great addi- tional weight and influence which this Treaty will confer upon our Ambassador at Vienna, so as to enable him to gain more for us in adjusting the European balance, thau he could have done had the war continued. It is singular that the warlike preparations and outfits for America should have been marked with appearances of increased vigour, at the ven Lime when the conclusion of the treaty of peace rendered them unnecessary :— Portsmouth, Dec. 27.—Arrived the Amphiou 36, Capt. J. P. Stewart, and the Ratier. Capt. Bournc, from the American coast; the former is from Bermuda, the latter from Halifax both saiied on the 2d ins', with convoys which parted compnny in Previously to the Amphion sailing, Admiral Cockbuni I had left the island, fo join the troopsand ships which left England in September, to go to ihe ¡ southern part of I he American possessions She force had passed Bermuda. Ordefs came ¡ to-day to expedite the equipment of the rein- forcemenls for America, so that the ships may be ready to sail on the 1st of next. mouth. This morning Paris papers arrived (If th, 25th. They contain the of tlc re: port of the Commitlea of the Chamber of De- puties, appointed to inquire into and consider the facts connected with the petition of Gen. Excelmans, who, having recently fallen under the suspicions and animadversions of the Go- vernment, had been ordered to retire on half- pay to Bar sur Orenain, and having refused to eoiuorm to the order, was put under arrest, and subjected to several harsh restraints and to an intended trial by a Court Mariial; to be released from which, he wished So place himself,his wife and family, under the protection of the Chamber. The principal ground of the appeal is, that being on half. pay and nor.-effeclive, he could ,) ay not be considered otherwise than as a simple citizen. The Committee of the Chamber did not agree iu this last point; and considering Gen. Excelmans still amenable to military law. passed to the Order of the Day upon his petition, referring that of the Countess to the Government, seemingly wilh Ihe intentiou thai any want of politeness to the sex which may have occurred in the conduct of the ofih cers or soldiers employed inthe arrest, should, r be punished by their superiors. The facts shew that the French Government and tho French Parliament have very different notiorit from those that prevail in England, touching law, liberty, and the rights of the subject. We are not informed of the precise nature of the original ground for suspecting General Ex- celmans. Reports, communicated in private letters, stated that some letters of his bad been intercepted, addressed to Kii),, Murat, inform- ing him, that he Gen. Excelmans, had 16,000 men at his Majesty's orders—but these state- ments, which would have amounted to treason, do ayt appear to be ivcil founded.