Philadelphia, Jan. 2. A letter was received in this city last night by an express from Washington. A gentleman who saw the letter states to us, that the despatches brought by the British messenger arrived at Annapolis, in the [British ship] Bramble [under] flag of truce, had been received at Washington, and contained terms of peace; that this government either had, or would immediately accept of them.
The Columbian [NY], Jan. 8. The National Intelligencer of Monday contains not a word respecting the late dispatches received by our government. Rumors of a pacific nature are still circulating. Whether they are not too sanguine in their anticipations, a few days may determine.
The Philadelphia Daily Advertiser; Letter from a gentleman in Baltimore: “Our commissioners have been met in Russia — differed on two points, which are referred to the respective governments and lord Castlereigh has communicated those two points to our government.”
The Alexandria [VA] Herald: Various rumors were afloat yesterday evening in Washington, relative to the late [recent] dispatches. ... From these speculations we cannot pledge ourselves further than to say from the information we cannot pledge ourselves further than to say from the information we have been able to obtain that pacific measures are progressing. It appears pretty evident ... that Bonaparte has met with more serious disasters in ... October than has ever befallen him in battle before. ... It appears probable to us that this success ... will raise [British] pretensions toward this country rather than produce a spirit of concession, but if it should prove otherwise, we feel confident that our government will embrace with alacrity any opportunity of securing to us an honorable peace.
COMMENT: Peace talks with Britain were agreed to by President Madison, and after some delay began in the Belgian city of Ghent. The war lasted another year.
MARRIED—At Burlington, on the 10th instant [January], Mr. PETER GOODSELL, Merchant, of this village, to Mrs. _____ DAY, of that place.