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Against the reputation of this gentleman, the whole artillery of democratic slander is now levelled. He is a distinguished member of the minority in the Senate of the United States ; and has raised his voice and exerted his talents in support of our constitution. He has opposed, with firmness and zeal, the alarming schemes of innovation, which have been set on foot by a domineering faction, for the purpose of making a Virginian PRESIDENT FOR LIFB!-he is therefore calumniated. His arguments are unanswerable—his reputation must therefore be destroyed. He has the courage to defend the freest constitution in the world-he must therefore be de. nounced as a monarchist. He honestly speaks the language of his constituents_his constituents are therefore ordered to “ put him down.”

The most serious, the most unfounded, and, consequently, the most villainous attack, has been made on Mr. Tracy, by an unprincipled slanderer, under the signature of David,” in the Hartford Mercury. This person, a few weeks since, related a “

story," the substance of which was, that five or six years a89, Mr. Tracy solicited a private interview which the Rev. Stanley Griswold, of New-Milford-that, with a vie :v of winning Mr. Griswold over to the side of federalism, Mr. Tracy explained to him the real and gitimate designs of federalists-that, in the course of the developement, Mr. Tracy lamented the gen. eral condition of ease and equality in point of proper. ty,which existed in the United States-that he consi. dered this circumstance utterly inconsistent with the existence of a steady and energeiic government--that a fiuence inspired men with sentiments of independence, and made every nian a politician, who busied himself with aifairs of state that this state of things must be dine away-that other employments must be found for the peo; le, than reading and criticasing the measures of government that taxa:ion was the principal engine for effecting this charge, &c.—and, finally, that in order to piace the government above the reach of demagogues, or of popuiar phrenzy, iho British form must be adopted that the chief magistrate and senate must be inves:ed with the power an i attributes of the British king and nobles, &c. As another part of his“ story," David relates, that " in the month of November, 1799, Mr. Tracy, at his own house, in conversation with his neigh. bor general Skinner, and in the presence of his frierid John Allen, expressed in substance as follows: "Our constitution general Skinner, is good for nothing, it cannot stand, and I have told you this before ; but I am a senator, and having sworn to support it I shall do all I can to support it; but it cannot be done. The president and senators must be hereditary. The father must hold the office and his sons after him. It is quite enough for the com. mon people to be allowed to choose their representatives. It must be here as it is in Great Britain; the president, or king, or whatever we are pleased to call him, must have his thousands, to buy over men to his interest whenever he pleases."

This scandalous “ story” soon run brough several of the little democratic ölander.nulls in the coun

try; and Mr. Tracy's friends deemed it advisable COLONEL Mathew Lyon, Anthony Haswell to refute the calumny in its infancy, For this pur. ESQUIRE and CAPTAIN Charles Holt, must pose they procured a number of certificates from feel very much obliged to the 'Sopus Pleberan, for repeople of unquestionable veracity, and laid them be. viving, at this time, the old story of their infamy. fore the public. These certificates proved conclu. This impertinent Plebeian is ungenerous enough to sively that the whole of David's “story" was a fab. tell his readers that the three honorable gentlemen rication ; and it was thought a little surprizing that above-nientioned, were all sined and imprisoned un. the writer should make use of the name of the Rey. der the Sedition Law-that is, they were convicted Stanley Griswold, to support such a base calumny. of publishing wilful and malicious filsbunds, and At length, however, the “ story" reached Mr. Gris. were punished for it. wold, (who now edits a democratic paper at Wal. pole, N. H) This gentleman immediately wrote

COWARDICE AND MEANNESS. a letter to the editor of the Mercury, in which he contradicts every material fact stated by David. He

While Mr. Stoddard published his Gazette, Capt. declares, that the interview alluded to, was 220t “ so.

Holt affected the most aversion to engaging in a licited” by Mr. Tracy, and that it was not

private." controversy with him. His pretended reasons for this He also declares, that David has mista:ed both the

aversion are well known ; but the real cause was "expressions" and “ ideas” communicated by Mr.

kept out of sight until last week. The .. Obituary Tracy. This letter was published in the Mercury of

article,” which appeared in the last Bee, announthe 29th of December last, with a request that oth:

cing the death of Miss Hudson Gazette," clearly ers who had published David's “ story," would pub. proves that fear had hitherto closed the lips of the Jish the letter also.

brave captain : For the moment that Mr. Stoddard Here, it might have been supposed, the torrent of had resigned the duties of an editor-the nioment he democratic calumny would have been checked in its

had put out of his hands the weapons of defence, out It might have been supposed, that such a

sallies the noble captain, against an unarmed antag. letter, from the very man that had been appealed to,

onist, whom he never dared to meet on equal ground, as David's only witness, would have been suflicient

Here, reader, is a captain and a soldier for you!

When cowards wear cock'd hats, and when dastard. even to induce democrats to retract their falshoods. At any rate, it might have been supposed, that there

ly poltroons wear swords and purloin commissions

then indeed, may Charles Holt be called a Captain. was not, in the whole gang of democratic editors,

I began this article for the purpose of noticing a a fellow (Cheetham and Duane excepted) sufficient

base and invidious remark in Holt's " ly depraved, to republish, after the appearance of


paragraph. Speaking of “ Miss Gazette" he says, this letter, and the certificates abovementioned, the

“ Of late years she has suffered a very sensible desame unfounded “story.But, reader, there is such

cline, from the effects of a cold taken in the damp a wretch among democratic editors; and he may be found in Hudson.

cells of a paper-mill.This insinuation is totally Charles Holt, captain of the Bee, with the letter

unfounded; but had it been otherwise, C. Holt of Mr. Griswold before his eyes—possessing a full

ought to be the last man in the world to twit about

these matters. knowledge of all the certificates, &c.. concerning the

I have no wish to revive uncomfor. affair, did, in his paper of last week, republishi Da.

iable reflections ; but I cannot refrain from asking vid's scandalous "story," headed with remarks of his

if any body remeirbers the manner in which the Bee own, calculated to impress upon the public inind, a be.

buzzed its dying notes at New-Lordon; and how lief, that every syllable of it was incontrovertible.

it obtained a hive in this city! If any of my readers While the tale stood unrefuted- as long as there was

have forgotten, I beg leave to it fer them to Holt's a possibility of its being true, Holt felt no disposi- || final notice, published in the Bee. My, 1902. tion to give it currency; but the moment it was prov

Some time during Holt's editoral labors at New.

London, he thus addressed his readers :ed to be an abominable falsbood, the miscreant seized on it with avirity, and extended its circulation. " Patrons ! it rests with you to fix my lot, Such conduct deserves a harsher name than base. To bid me prosper or to bid me not. ness. It is downright knavery-premeditated vil. If you (and ubo can borcsily refuse) lainy.

Are pronipt in paying me your little dues, The reader will find an excuse in his own feelings. l'il stiti continue in my bard enile acor for the warmth which is excited by this conduct of To earn ny living and the public fuwur ; a hircling slanderer.

But if yenı still neglect maile 2001 yorlicee

Ibe last expiring numer of THE BEE.'

When he gave notice of his approaching end, a

hectoring editor (Luzerne Federalist) suggested in Spencer's slave (sometimes called granny Barber)

Hol to parody his former address, ir the subsequent has again appeared against the editor, by order of his

nanner, and publish it in his concluding paper :1 once had occasion to make knowii some of my reasons for not engaging in a personal con:est Ungrateful Patrons ! you have fix'd my lot, with Barber. I have one niore reason to ofier, with Not bid me prosper, but baselil one not. which, I trust, the reader will be satisfied :- In the By not being prompt in paring up your dues, last Regis:er, it is explicitly declared, that, by con (Which were you honest you would not refuse) descending to notice Barber, I have proclaimed my So I'm resolvd no longer to trdeavor self a " blackguard and bully," and sunk myslef« in To earn a living or the public favor ; the inire of infamy.” Surely, then, I must be cau As

you bave me reglected-- bere you see tious, and contend with him no more.

The last expiring number of THE BEEN







them ule a faithful pencil and the time can make hatchers to equal thine ? But here will soon arrive when they will not be a the great men can beor to fit whole days shamed to ask their past hours, what re unemployed, and will eat their food with port they have borne to heaven.

inftruments which other hands have form. MENTOR.

ed, and live in houses with the very prin. ciple of whose construction they are little acquainted. From all this must result a vatt deal of idle time to be filled



mere amusements; and it is a tonishing agricultural.

Literary Oleanings.

how many these people have imagined, of

which we have no conception. They aie EXTR 4 ст.


extremely lond of dancing ; pallime

which implies much le's exertion with From the PROVIDENCE GAZETTE.

them than with us, and consists chiefly in IN my last gleanings, I gave an extract

eating, drinking, and wearing fine orna. T RE E S.

from a Poem on Deatli, by Dr. PURTEUS. PEACH

ments. They extend this accomplishment The fame poet thus addrefies the self-mur.

even to the brute creation ; for I observe derer :

that their dogs are taught to dance in the A CORRESPONDENT defires

" hold, rash man !

streets of the capital; fo much leisure time us to mention, that those who withio lave Though with anticipating speed thou'st rang'u

have Erglilnmen to bestow upon these ditheir Peach Trees should now dig around Thirough every region of delight, nor left

versions.” them, and destroy the worms, leaving a One joy io gild the evening of thy days ; hole round cach tree during winter. He Though life seem one uncomfortable void, adds, that he has lately proceeded in this Guilt at thy het is before thy face despair; manner with his peach trees, and found Yer gay this scene, and light this load of woe,

Columbian Gloquence., large quantities of worms.

Compar'd with thy hereafter. Think, O think,
And ere thou plunge into the vast abyss,
Pause on the verge a while, look down and see

Thy future mansion. Why that start horror ? IN THE SEVATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

From ihy slack hand why drops th' uplifted steel? onitorial Departinent.

Friday, Decemler 2, 1803,
Didst thou not think such vengeance must await

The wretch that, with his crimes all fresh about him
To aid the cause of virtue and religion. Rushes irreverent, unprepar'd, uncall'd,
Into his Maker's presence, throwing back

With insolent disdain his choicest gift ?"

I MOVED an adjournment, because I

thought a more full and fair discussion was " "Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours ;

Gleaning {olely for amulen:ent, I am not confid to any particular rarge ; but

due to this important queilion, than could And ask them what report they bore to heav'n ;

be had after this lae huur. rove about, wherever chance or fancy And how they might have borne more welcome happens to lead me. My selections, mult,

The merits have never, until now, been YOUNG the efore, be no lfs diverified than my

before us, for although confiderable time reading. The following pasge is trans

has been confuned in de bale, it has chiet. OTHING can conduce more

ciiled from a pub.icatün in a late Port || ly been direćied to the subordinate amerdFolio, laid to be a 11a. llation of part of

m2.its, and not to the main relolution. to the improvement of the morale of youth,

written by the lite Prince Lee

Bit since the senate have refused to thun frequent communion with p. hours. Boom discede o liave been sent to adjourn, I will now offer si me observaO.. iecka! 10n, it will be found, that his tutelu Koss the Pelew Islands.”

tions on the meriis, in doing which, I will pe.in vids ore in ile habit of reflecting,

lucy breviry, as much as the importance felduri cumnii one kind of fault twice ;

" These is wie dicurilance respecting of the futject will putit. and it is believed, that very few men are

this country, which, to niy ideas, is alto. {v beeiicis or to depved that they can. gether livaccountable; ard that is, the resolution before us, cortais principles

I fall attempt to prove, fir, that the nui be benefied by a "w of past hours.

eat leisure they have for idleness, in the which have a maniteit tendency to deprive Il mankind in general would spend more

midt of such proofs of their l.bour and in the for all fures of an impotent r'gl, fetime ia revićwing the pail, and less in un.

genuity as overpower the inginar un cured to them br a folia and condituticipating the burne, much good would It surpriles me the movie, my beloved fa

tional compit, and in pift an overwireimrelüli frun it. By making of the mimo. ther, because you know I have been ac.

ing power in the great files. Ard, fure ry a kind of nute bok; and by writis customed to see every individui ukiully ther, Ihulatiempt to few, that in many then the tran! :ét100s of the day, the complured in my own country, it being one other points tre refolution is otjićticnaput. To is erabicit, in ile tradizuil bouis

of your favoure maxime, that the happi. ll die, ind for a variety of cities, ought of the night, to revise the work, and ness of your people requires it. Thou

nctio le aceinted. make ici corries as his berju! - who art a mighty privice, are likewise the As I th:ll be obliged is delineating the ire:it nil'dekur. Wiig bis dar's suik beli workman in thy dominions; for who

meii fca lissut this rollurica to mention biorel is emas e as refolveio

the great flises in ihe urion as ohj.ets of 01", rekat,"..d present a more per. * Lee Biol'as e joung Indian Draince, i jav; I with it to be underheid, that fact pie ihmrw. Let youth of who was carried fronte Pilaw lluids' no faecial figma is intended.

Man is boli tius aloperis p'an---let them prof 10 England, for the purgoje of receiving , was the max in expressed in an ecute it with care and impartiality--iet an education.

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man from South Carolina, (Mr. Biter i By the fame rule of deciding, ile refinity; and gave up only a part of this feder . and in applica:ion to the subject of guva

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tor anive principle, complete ftate egnalily, ernment, the maxim is worthy

although Georyria and several cchers are and that, with evident caution and relocwritten in letters of gold. Yes, sir, not iuiiiciently populous, at this time, 10 To this federative principle they man is man,” and the melancholy crush be considered relatively great flare's ; yet were attached by habit; and their attachchat he is always imperfect and frequently iheir profpc&t of increale, with other ment was sanctioned and corroborated by wicked, induces us to tear his power, circunstances, taily bring them within che example of most it not all the ancient, and guard agair it his rapacity, hy the el. the description, in respect to the opera. and the modern confederacies. And wien tablishment and prclervation of laws, and tion of the measure now under considera the great fates claimed a wciglit in the well regulated conftitutions of govern lion.

counsels of the nation propio:ionare 10 munt. Min, when conneêted with very

It will be recollected that in the various their numbers and weal:), the novelty of many of his fellow-men in a great state, turns which this debate has taken,gentlemen the claim, as well as its obvious tendency derives power from the circunstance of have repeatedly said thai the conftitution to reduce the fovereignty of the small this numerous combination; and from ev. was formed for the people, that the good | ftates, must have produced serious obfiaerv circumstance which clothes him with of the whole was its object, that rothing licles to its admiffion. Hence it is, that additional power, he will generally derive was discernable in it like a contatt of we find in the confitution but one entire some additional force to his peffions. ftatcs, nothing like jealousy of small states departure from the federative principle.

Having premif! this, I fall nut deem against the great ; and although iuch dir. The house of representatives is eit zblish. it requisi'e to make any apology when I tinctions and jealoufies might have exift ed upon the popular principle and given attempt to excire the artention, the vigil

ed under the first confederation ; yet they to numbers and wealth, or to the great ance, and even the jealousy of the small, could have no existence under ile lait.

Raies, which in this view of the subject in reference to the conduct of the great And one gentleman (Mr. Smith of Mary are fynonimous. It was thought by the ftates. The caution is meant to apply faud) has said that he has been a member convention, that a consolidation of the against the imperfections and passions of of ihis government ten years, and has

fates into one simple republic, would be man, genera!!v, and not against any itate, heard nothing of great and small states, as

improper. And the local feelings and or description of men, particularly. in the least a Euing the operations of jealoufies of all, but more efpecially of It may be proper in this place to explain

government, or the feelings of those who the small states, rendered a confolidation my meaning when I make use of the administered it.

1 im. practicable. words {mail and great, as applicable to Propriety, therefore, requires that we The Senate, who have the power of a flates.

attentively examine the conflitution itfelt, legitiative check upoe the houle of repMassachusetts has been usually called a

not only to obtain corrcét ideas upon there reientatives, and many other extensive great ftate; but in respect to all the opera

observations, lo repeatedly urged; but to and important powers, is preserved as an lions of this resolution, the mult, luink, place in the proper light the operations

entire federative feature of governo.ent as be ranked among the im. fates. The

und Telts of iho refolution in kbate. it was enjured, by the final darcs, under Dittrict of Maine is increasing rapidly', If we atend to the corftitution, we

the fiftfode:acv. and muft, in the nature of things, foon hail inuedia:ly find evident marks of La the article wlich obices the ricetors become a state. To wrich exen, its lo. couc lion and compromise, ard that the of Pieliler to vote for one person not an cation, being divided from whai was the narlies to these concessions were the great

in bibitant of the same fiute with thicon. ancieni colony of Mflachusetts, by the collina!l llates. And the members of the elves, is discovered ftate jea'oury. In the intervensionoi Now-Hainphire, will very convention whu formed the instrument majoritics of two-thirds required lor many much contribute. I believe there is a le. bare in private information and public purposes by the conftitution ; although gillative provision of some years ftanding, cortiniinications, united in the declara. There were other motives for the regula. authorizing a divifiou at the op:ion vi tion, that the conflication was the relulcoi tions; yet the jealousy of the final states Maine. When this event thall occur, conceiñon and compromise between the is clearly discernible. Indeed, fir, if Mafsachusetts, although in comparison gic and small ftites. In this exainina we perule the contention with attention, with Connecticut or Rhode-Idland, will tion of the contitution it will be impoflible

fhail find the small states are pernot be a small state; yet i'! comp-risoj to keep out of view our political relations perually guarding the federative principle, with many others, must be lo confidered. under the first confederation. We prim that is, fate equality. And this, in eve. I think myselt jolt fiable then, for my arily united upon the footing of complete ry part of is, except in ihe choice of the present purposes, in calling Mine, New. l'ate equality, each face had one, and no Bute of reprefentatives, and in th: ir orHanplvre, M.Machuleses, Riode-Ilarii, flare had more than one re in the federa! dinary legillative proceedings. They go Connecticut, Vernon, New Jersey, D:. Council or compres. With Fuch a con. so far as to probibit any asaruciment, which aware, Maryland and Sub-Cola, tederation we fucceistally waged war, and may allcct the equality of dates in the Pirall rates. They are all limited in point became an inpendent nation. Woes Senate, of territory, and cannot reasonably expect were relieve t from the pressure of This is guarding agai! ll s'incit an in. any great increase of population for many war, wit conic de rajon, both in structure poffibilis ; because the Suneters of the years, nor indeed, unil the other fries and power, wi frana inadequate to the in-1} flaies muít be cinimally immifs in th:ll become so populous as to discourage purpoles for which it wisi tablihellir attendance, and she legislatures exeinigration, with agriculural vie n'a ; Under theles circumincs, te ftties, timely off their fuard, if they ermit which may retain the population of the by their content on, ertered into a paw such alterations, which aim at ileir own Imali states as leamen or manufacturers. airement union principles better adapted li exitence. Blot for accident, fime event, if it ever arrives, must be

lu prom ietser incrual ficurity and han. accountahiellindreis or perfiry fhonid distant. A poitzble exception only, may

Botivis iatt agreenert or confi put in jea sandy che trdersive Friiciple in exist in favor of Maine; but wi turion, under which we are now united, de Sinats, they totally and forever pro. coulder its climate, and a variety of oth was manifeftly carved out of the first con 1:54 alitenisis at fich a measure. es circumstances, it is believed to form Federation. The small fares adhered te la we choice o Prefi'ert, the mineral no fulid exception to this statement. naciously to the principle of state caricare al di concellodet finnea!!!!






ftates is, if poffible, more conspicuous | House of Representatives, in Pennsylva- || mation, two English ships of the line, than in any other part of the constitution. nia, after a long and animated debate, by and two frigates set sail without delay in

He is to be chosen by electors appoint. the very large majority of 64 to 9. pursuit of the Barbarian squadron, which ed as the state legislatures shall direct, not

[Evening Poft.] they overtook, and funk seven of their according to numbers entirely, but ad

vessels. ding two electors in each state as represen. A motion made in the Senate of the U.

On the news of this defeat the Dey of tatives of fate sovereignty. Thus Dela. nited States, on the 22d ult. for adjourn. Algiers had all the English agents thrown ware obtains three votes for President, ing for the Holidays, was negatived by into irons, and their

into irons, and their property confiscated.

. whereas she could have but one in right of the casting vote of the vice-president. Admiral Nelson, when informiert of this numbers. Yet mixed as this mode of

barbarous reprisal, ftationed himself be. Choice is, with both popular and federa.

On the 27th of November the Govern fore Algiers, with a squadron of leven tive principles; we see the small states

or of Jamaica illued a proclamation or- l' frigates. The English admiral immediate. watching its motions and circumscribing dering all toreigners, and the French in ly ordered his squadron to advance, and it to one attempt only, and on failure of an

particular, to quit the island without de in the middle of the night commenced a electoral choice they instantly seize upon jay, unless they immediately gave such brisk fire of bombs and heated balls, which the right of a federal election, and select

security as the ierms prescribed required. spread fear and desolation through the ciiy. from ihe candidates a President, by states, In consequence of which two thips were | The Dey sent a message to lord Nelson, and not by numbers. In confirmation of

chartered to carry the French to New-Or who replied he could give no answer tor my allertion, that this part of the constitu


[Evening Poft.] several hours, during which interval the tion was peculiarly the effect of comprom.

bombardment continued without interrupise between the great and small states; permit me to quote an authority which

tion, in such a manner as to cause the There was a report in town yesterday,

most dreadful ravages through the city. will certainly have great weight, not only that the Corsican chief had landed fifteen

Afterwards on a second message from the in the Senate, but ihrough the union. i thousand troops in Ireland. The vellel

that brought the news was named, and was mean that of the present secretary of state

Dey, with new propofuions, lord Nellon (Mr. Madison) who was a leading member said to be coming up. It was believed for

demanded that all the English agents Thouid of the federal convention who formed, an hour or two, and the price of flax-seed

be set at liberty, and a complete indemni. was affected. and of the Virginia convention who adop

[New.York Gazette.)

ty be made for the losses they had fuftain.

ed, with the releasment of all the cap. ted the conftitution. In the debates of

tives. He exacted besides the lum of the Virginia convention, vol. 3, page 77, By the last mail the executive received

500,000 sequins, with the promise that he says, ([peaking of the mode of elec dispatches from New Orleans, dated on the ting the President,) “ As to the eventual | 3dink. whence it appears that on the 30th Tuscans or Naepolitans captives.

the Dey would never again make either voting by states it has my approbation. ult. possession of Louisiana was publicly The leser ilates and some larger states will

and folemnly delivered to France by the be generally plealed by that mode. The commissioners of Spain. The Spanish

FOREIGN SKETCHES. deputies from the finall fates argued, and

troops were of course preparing to einbark there is some force in their reasoning, that in order to leave the province. Those of

THE INVASION, when the people voted, the large states ev. the battalion of Mexico, it was expected, idently had the advantage over the rest, would depart in a few days for Havannah

Had not taken place at the date ol our and without varying the mode, the interin a lloop of war then at New Orleans.

last accounts.---The Ship commerce, ativ. efts of the little fates might be neglected The American troops it appears, by let

ed at Philadelphia, lelt Liverpool on the or sacrificed. Here is a compromise. fers received by the same mail, were to

15th of November, at which time, it was For in the eventual election, the small leave Fort Adams on the gth inst. with the

believed the ministry momently looked for fates will have the advantage.' cominisfioners of the United States for

the French in some quarter-it was gener. New Orleans, where they were anxiously

ally fupposed Ireland would be first attack. (TO BE CONTINUED.)

looked for both by the French comm'r and ed.- On the 5th November, it was reportche inhabitants.

[Nat. Int.]

ed in London that Bonaparte was on the coast of France, superintending the em.

barkation of his army. This rumour creTRIBUTE TO ALGIERS.

ated considerable agitation. On the 8th

however, it appeared that he was still at The following extract which we have Paris, and instead of shipping Coldiers, 1 translated from ihe Leyden Gazette is well

was receiving levee company. Be it our weekly task,

calculated to shew our countrymen, that To note the passing tidings of the times. the pirates of the Mediterranean can eali.

ly be brought to order.


Irish accounts received at London, Nov. Hudson, January 10, 1804.

FLORENCE, AUG. 19. 7, mention the discovery of a fresh con

Admiral Nelson has bombarded Algiers Ipiracy at Wexford. The intention of the AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.

for ten hours, without intermission : The conspirators appears to have been to mur

cause and details of this affair are as fol- der all the loyalists of the town at a given The amendment to the conftitution for || fows :

lignal, and to have revived all the attrocidesignating President and Vice-President, An Algerine fleet met an English frig. ties of the conspiracy of 1798. Twentyhas passed the legislature of Maryland by ate near Malta, and summoned her to four persons sitting in comınittee, were a vast majority.

: [Aurora.] bring to, but after receiving several broad. leized with their papers. The discovery

sides, the frigate escaped, and gained the was made by Quigley, who had been inThe proposed amendment has passed the port of Malta. On receiving this infor. i dicted at Dublin, for high treason. Two

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conspirators (soldiers) had given informa. || found himsel! forced to leave the colony,

found himsel! forced to leave the colony, || soul” of a stoic.-A jury of inquest was tion of the views of the committee. Mr. or to remain at the hazard of his life, which || immediately fummoned, who brought in a James Tandy, brother to the noted Gen was rumoured to be in danger. It was not verdict wilfui murder !!! Napper Tandy, who lately died at Bour- l until after attacks lo arbitrary, against a deaux, was arrested. Mr. Lawless a brew man pofseffing the confidence of the French er, and brother to Surgeon Lawless, who government, that Ruchambeau complete. fled from Ireland in 1798, was also arrest. I ly laid aside the mask ; which he did not

Che Knot. ed. It was understood that all persons hav- only by continuing his outrages upon the ing friends or connections in France, Prefect, but by publicly disregarding the would be put in a state of arrest. War. arretes of the First Consul, and of public rants had been issued tor the apprehension opinion, in placing at the head of the adof not less than 100 persons in the neigh. || ininistration, a man, who was alike the borhood of Naas, in the county of Kildare. abhorrence and contempt, both of the French and Arnerican commerce. This

MARRIED, Papers from Paris itate, that a great part i ordonnateur pro tem. it is reported on On Saturday evening the 24th instant, by the right of the French infantry in Switzerland has good authority, has proceeded to sign Reverend Bishop Carrol, JEROME BONAPARTE, received orders to return to France, and Bills of Exchange or the public treasury youngest brother of the First Consul of France, to march to the coasts of the channel.

of France for ihe Colonial Prefect ; a Miss ELIZABETH PATTERSON, eldest daughter of

power, which we understand the Prefect William Patterson, Esq. of Baltimore. It was reported in London, on the 8th has not delegated to him ; and which, of November, that the Emperor of Rullia | course, is an important piece of intormahad refused to liften to dispatches addres. tion to the commerce of this country, in

The Knell.
sed to him personally from the hand of order to secure it against imposition from

Cape. Moore, of the Citizen, also bro'ı

with him 12 prisoners belonging to the BETIVEEN SPAIN AND ENGLAND.

Englih marine, which were put on board

him by Rochambeau, with orders to deliv. Capt. Ripley, who arrived at this port

er them to Cuminodore Loring, cruising on Saturday last, from Liverpool, reports, off the Cape ; but not meeting with him, that on the gih Dec. he spoke the schoon.

or any other English vefiel, on his arrival er Eunice, Capi. Brown, 29 days from

he delivered them to the British Vice Liloon tor Portsmouth, who informed

Consul in this city. him that Spain had declared war against

" AT Spencertown, in this county, on the first England, eight days belore he failed.-

instant, Doctor ZACHARIAH STANDISH, surgeon The Eunice has arrived at Portsmouth ;


of the Hillsdale regiment of militia, in the forly but the paper which reports her arrival

first year of his age ; leaving behind him, a disconmakes no mention of such intelligence ;

solate widow and four children to be wail his loss.

HORRID MURDERÝ SUICIDE. whether this is to be attributed to ihe in.

He was a loving husband, a tender parent, and a attention of Capt. B. in not acquainting

sincere ar.d steady friend ; eminently useful in his the printer of a circumilance of confid. ON Sunday night the 18th in ft. Mr. profession; and universally and deservedly esteemstable intereft to this country ; or wheth Phinehas Movdy, of Somers, (Conn.) led and respected by his numerous friends and acer captain Ripley, misunderstood the ten. who had for fumetime previous been in a quaintance, for the niany virtues he possessed ; but uire of the information he received, we low melancholy state of mind, was lod 10 particularly by those, who knew him best : [Boston Gazette.] the horrid purpose of murdering his family “ No fariher seek his merits to disclose,

and himself. Alier the family were a Nor draw his frailties from their dread abode,

Neer, he procured an axe with which he (There they alike in trembling hope repose,) FROM THE SAVANNAH MUSEUM,

iti the first place killed his wife and intant The bosom of his father and his God.”

of December 14. child, about twelve months old. His wife The last solemn rites to his remains were perforn: In the schooner Citizen, capt. Moore,

was badly cut in several places ; her arm, ed the following day, in the masonic order, by a from tipe Francois, came pallenger, (a. on which, probably, the child lay, was cut respectable number of the brethren, and attended by mong legerat others) M. Mugcytot, the almost onlirely off, likely by the blow

a numerous collection of his friends." Colonial Prefeat of St. Domingo, and who which dispatched the intant. He then

[Correspondent.) we are informed by a gentleman pallenger

went up into a chamber where slept a niece in the Citizen, was compelled by forceto

of his, abous eight years of age, whom ho leave che, colony. Gen. Rochambeau mangled in a shocking manner. She had fince the month of October, it appears, several galhes of the axe in different parts

To Correspondents. had taken a difike to the presence of M.

of her iace, neck and breaft; three of her Magnytot, who" during his residence in the fingers cut entirely off and others partly.

A poetical production, entitled “ Man a free ecolony hair wiformly endeavored to reHe then returned to his room where his

zent," offered for publication as original, is not well press the di pidations of the General and wife was and left the axe, and went into a calculated for a newspaper. Religious controver. his adherents, and consequently became lower room and cut his own throat from sies should be carried on through some other medi. the subje&t of Rochambeau's implacable

ear to ear. He was about forty years of um. The writer can lay but small claims to origir relentinents and who, after having every age. The next morning the deed was dis

ality : For the two first lines and many ideas in his obitacle thrown in his way that could ob. covered by a little lad who went to the

piece, he is indebted to PETER PINDAR. ftruét oi embarrass the exercise of his house with an errand, who spread the alarm.

Socrates on the subject of the Laws," shall functions as Colonial Presect, eventually The scene was enough to "harrow up the

have a place next week.


know not.

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