SPRINGFIELD, APRIL 2, 1808.
Extract of a letter from the Honorable WILLIAM ELY, Esq. to his friend in
town, received by the Southern Mail of this morning.
WASHINGTON, MARCH 27, 1808.
CONGRESS have already been five days occupied in reading the various correspon-
dencies between our Government and Great Britain, which began in 1804, and continue
down to this time, sent us in a message last Tuesday morning. We shall also
be employed probably two days longer on it. We have also a VERY SMALL PORTION
OF THE CORRESPONDENCE WITH FRANCE, which the President would have us understand
to be in full, BUT WHICH DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE WHOLE--IT LOOK VERY MUCH GARBLED.
The correspondence with Britain is undoubtedly full, and in my mind, it goes
to shew that the Treaty OUGHT NOT to have been sent back, and that our Government
have had no disposition to adjust difficulties with that nation.
I am Sir, your’s, &c.
War With England.
In addition to the above, we hasten to communicate the following highly
interesting information, just received by a Letter from STEPHEN HIGGINSON,
Jun. Esq. a Gentleman of great respectability and information in Boston, the
original of which is now in our hands for the inspection of all.----The Palladium
of yesterday confirms the account given by Mr. Higginson.
BOSTON MARCH 29, 1808.
MY DEAR SIR,
LETTERS are received this evening from MR. QUINCY---he
says THE EMBARGO IS NOT AVOWED TO BE DIRECTED SOLELY
AGAINST ENGLAND, AND WILL BE KEPT ON ‘TILL FALL, AND THEN A
WAR---So the President has told a member of Congress---and they intend to
enforce the Embargo by a law against the COASTING TRADE. This is really important.
STEPHEN HIGGINSON, Jun.
P.S. Letters just received from Leghorn, via. Bourdeaux, state that, after
taxing American property, as you have before seen, the French have now seized
ALL this property.---Mr. THORNDIKE alone will loose TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
April 2, 1808.---THOMAS M. POMROY, Printer, Northampton.