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friendship he would avoid--whose smile || ance, he declares explicitly, that he conhe would dread as the hilling of an adder. aders those who are unmindful of his just To be pursued, persecuted and borne demands, as deserving of no thanks. In

down by such men, he deems an honora this number, he does not include all who of the partnership of SAMPSON, CHITTEN . ble proof of his independence. Impres

Impres- || have negiected to pay their arrearages. DEN 3 CROSWELL, the subscriber, from sed with such sentiments and such ideas, it Circunftances, he is fenfible, in some in. this day, becoines sole proprietor, pub will not be expected that the late prosecu stances, have rendered it difficult, if not lisher and editor of the Balance. The

tions against him, have had a tendency Limpossible, to transmit small sums. But publication of the Hudson Gazette being to inspire him with any great degree of the agents for the Balance are so nume· discontinued, he thinks he may, with respect for the men who instigated them ; rous, that these instances cannot often

confidence, boast of conducting the on and he intends that his future condu&t happen. Any person who feels unwilling ly independent press that now remains in

fhall shew, that they have not awed or in to pay for the paper, is desired to save the the county of Columbia. A laborious

timidated him. As those prolecutions publither the expence of flock, materials a:id difficult task, therefore, devolves up. were commenced for the purpose of si and workmen to print it for him, by withon bim alone-alone is he to contend with

lencing and eventually destroying the Bal. | drawing his patronage. intolerant and relentless enesnies-alone

ance Press,* it is to be expected that no The third volume of the Balance com. does he folicit the support, the patronage, exertions will be spared to effect the ob mences with an impression of Eighteen - and the counienance of his friends. In | jęct. Every scheme that ambition can

Hundred Papers, seven or eight hundred prosecuting an undertaking both arduous inveni-every violence that revenge can of which are distributed by mail, and cir: and important, if he postesses but a firgle dictate-every engine of faction, within

culated in all parts of the United States. ; talent; it is his duty to call it into exer the reach of a far-stretched and merciless Every reader must be sensible, that, with cife, and devote it to the service of the arın, will be set in motion : But, thank

ihe expence of such a publication, if the public. Whether he does pusless this tal. Heaven, the work of democracy, in this

publisher does not receive prompt payent-whether bis abilities are competent ftate, is yet incomplete the monser A:)

ments, he must, at the close of the year, to the due performance of histoik, are queí. archy is yet in chains. Our supreme ju

Our fupreme ju- inevitably - kick the beam." tions submitted to the decision of the nume diciary is independent, firm and honeit;

HARRY CROSWELL. rous readers of his paper. Afliduity, care and while it remains so, the persecured

BALANCE-OFFICE, and attention, he can folemnly promise.-- have little to fear, and the perfecutor lit

January 30, 1804. Such are his professions. For the rest, his tle to hope for. practice must be canvalled.

But there is a species of wrong to which The political sentiments of the editor che proprietors of public papers are subare tolerably well known. The open an | jefted, more injurious, if possible, than e

The first and second Volumes of the Balance, free declaration of those sentiments, hos ven the persecutions of enemies. To

may be had on the follwing terms called down upon his head the vengeance withhold from a printer the money which First Volume--unboundof his opponents; and he is constrained he has toiled to carn, is as unjust as it is Second Volume,

$ 2, 50 to acknowledge that he is not a little gratis generous. While the editor acknowl.

Both Volumes,

S 4 fied with the idea that his enemies con edges, with gratitude, the pun&tuality of

If bound, the price of binding (either plain or elsider him as an object worth crushing

egant) will be added. -An unbound volume may be a large portion of the patrons of the Bal.

sent to any post-office in the state for 52 cents postHe does not subscribe to the doctrine thai

age ; or to any post office in the union for 78 cents. the good will even of a knave is prefera. * I have the most undoubted assurances Any deficiencies in subscriber's files, will be ble to his ill-will. There are men whole of this fact.

made up if applied for immediately.

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cy of this bill, and therefore, disapprov- city, or real responsibility attached to their ing it, I have directed the Secretary to re. fiiuation or their conduct. Toe inevica

iurn it to the House of Representatives, ble effe&ts must be a scene of partialiiy on (We admire the firmness, and unbending resolution in which it originated, with n:y objec- the one hand, and of oppreflion on the

with which Gov. M.Kean opposes the spirit of cions : being, indeed, little more than a Other : until by the inducement of favour, innovation, anarchy and jacobinism, which threat. recapitulation of the reasons that have

or the impulle of fear, every neighbourens the destruction of every valuable institution

been assigned on similar occasions and are hood shali be reduced to the condition of in the state of Pennsylvania. This enlightened already exhibited on the records of the vaftalage, and the fubordinate magistrates statesman knows too well the value of our judi- || Legislature. I object, then, to the bill's will be enabled through the medium of in. cial institutions--he is too well apprized of the passing into a law.

fluence, and elections, to dictate to the vast importance of the trial by jury, to submit to 1. Because it appears to me to be un. legislative, and to overawe the executive the views of a rude and disorganizing faction, constitutional. The Couftitution express- || departinent, of the staie ; and similar ca. whose most fervent wish it is, to raise on the ly guarantees to the citizens of Pennsylva. res will be determined very differently, ruins of our liberty and independence, a proud, nia, " the trial by jury as heretofore. when mary hundred individual magis. unruly, lawless aristocracy.

The trial by jury hereiofore existed in trates are to give the rule. To repeat the It will be recollected, that the legislatı're of Pennsyl. civil, as well as in cri nal cases ; and on language of a very celebrated commenta. vania, at a late session, passed an act for extend the exercise of an original, as well as an

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we shall fatally experience that ing the powers of justices of the peace, by which appellate jurisdiction ; excepting mere " shese new tribunals, erected for the de. every petty magistrale could have set up a little matter of debt and contract, not exceed cision of facts without the intervention of tribunal of his own, and dispensed equity, (as it ing the sum of ten pounds. But the bili the jury, are steps toward the establishing was whimsically called) without any regard to law under confideration, contemplates the per an anitocracy, the molt oppreflive of ab. or the constitution. By this act the right of uri peruation of legislative provisions, by folute governments," unleis taking ad. al by jury would have been invaded--and the cit which the trial of issues, in a great variety | vantage of the admonition of the same en, izen left at the mercy of courts, every way in. o: transactions, as well of the nature of lighiened anthor, we feel that go it is a. competent to their duty, and open to all manner corts, as of contracts, is in the first in.

bove all a dory which every man owes to of corruption. Gov. M.Kean, however, revolted stance withdrawn from a jury.

his country, his friends, his posterity and at the dangerous measure, and refused his assent An atiack on the trial by jury, in civil bimselt, to guard with the most zealous to the new and destructive act.

cales, will afford to bad men, in worse circumspecrion against the introduction of By the following address, it appears, that the Penn. times, a ready pretext for undermining the new and tribuidiy methods of trial, which

trial by jury in criminal cales; and noth- under a variety of pretences, may in time sylvania Jacobins, having been checked in their schenie of innovation, attempted to palra upon

ing more forcibly demonftrates the sense l imperceptibly undermine the trial by jury,

of the Union, in favour of establishingihe beil preservative of Liberty." their independent Governor, another act, much like the one above mentioned, but presenting a

the trial by jury, as well in controverfies 3. Because the bill has an oppressive front, rather less hideous. The reader will ob

between individuals, as in public prosecu and pernicious tendency. The emolu. serve, with pleasure, that their plan is once more tions, than the opinion of the several states inents of a Justice muft depend upon his defeated.

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(even including the State of Pennsylvania) praćtice, and his practice will usually dethat, upon principle, independent of au pend upon the patronage of the wealthy, or

thority, it was a wise, and necessary a litigious part of the community. Cáicu. FROM A PHILADELPHIA PAPER.

mendment to the federal conftitution, to lating, therefore, upon the natural imper.

provide " that in suits at common law, To the Senate and House of Representa- || where the value in controversy should ex- !emptations to opprets the poor, the help

tections of the human character, the tives of the General A fembly of the

ceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by | less, and the tranquil, will be almost irre. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

jury shall be preferved." Amendments, fiftable, nor can any means be fuggested GENTLEMEN,

article 9. Bui with respect to the objec. to avert the evil, while the tranlaétion The bill entitled " an act to revive the tion to the conftitutionality of the bill, it is palles in the private room of a juftice's act, entitled a supplement to the act enti incumbent on me to think with diffidence, || house : and particularly if the aid of coun. tled an act to extend the powers of the (a diffidence which I am persuaded you, sel (as once was contemplated) should be Juftices of the Peace of this State” was gentlemen, will partake) when I récol

gentlemen, will partake) when I recol- || denied.-Whatever may be the perversion prelented to me on Saturday the 2d day of leet that the same question has been in of facts, whatever may be the diitortion April lait; but as the legislature adjourned part debated in the Supreme Court, and

part debated in the Supreme Court, and l of law, little consolation can be derived on the following Monday (when ten other will probably soon receive a judicial and irom the mere right of appeal, since the ac. bills were relurned with the executive ap authoritive termination.

cumulation of colts could hardly be sus. probation) I had not any opportunity, dur. 2. Because the bill is impolitic. In tained by a poor man. ing that session to bellow sufficient consid the judicial department of government,

THOMAS M.KEAN, eration upon its principles and provisions ; every avenue to corruption should be particularly, as it was, in fubftance, the closed, every disposition to tyranny ihould

Lancasier, Dec. 8, 1803. renewal of a legillative proposition to be controuled, every infirmity of igno. which I had formerly expressed iny dis rance or folly should be corrected, and in fent; and I am always anxious, in a con short, every step in the adıninistration of fliet of opinion, to pay a just deference to julice should be taken in the public view, Communications. the wisdom of the General Assembly. I and be liable to the public animadversions, muit now, however, confess, that the am. and uniformity in decisions should be preple time for deliberation, which I have en served. But the bill under consideration IT is said, that the Clintonians are put. joyed in the recefs, has operated to con. would perpetuate and countenance the en. cing in motion every mean in their power, firm the convictions of my judgment in re largement of the jurisdiction of individ. loosuppress the circolation of the pamphlet lation to the unconftitutionality, the impol. ua! magiftrates, fcattered over the renito

ual magistrates, scattered over the renito-li lately published in New York, in vindica. ker, che oppreslive and pernicious tenden ry of the state, without any useful public tion of Col. Burr. Many suits are actu

ally commenced against the printers, and indiements are toreatened against every person who has had the least agency in giving circulation to it. If it be law, that the greater the truth the greater the libel, some passages might be selected from this work, which the Attorney-General cannot, it must be confeffed, con aftent with his duty, permit to pass unnoticed. He knows one man, at least, to whose character ARISTIDES has done complete justice. For this treason against official dignity, fome poor fellow will have to suffer. Notwithstand. ing all the exertions that are made to prevent the reading of this book, it continues to excite universal interest. Indeed, no publication of this kind was ever more eagerly fought alter. It seems as if public defire, in this respect, cannot be gratified. The more the power, inQuence, threats, suits and imprisonments of the enemies of the vice prelident are made use of, to prevent its circulation, the more rapid, it seems, is the tale of the work, and the more is public curiosity and expectation raised. Who can tell where this will end ? The friends of Col. Burr avow themselves ready to give personal fatisfaction to any one who considers himself aggrieved by any thing “Ariftides" has said. Private fuits they are willing to meet ; and if truth can, in this day of liberty and equality, be a justification, they disregard even the Attorney-General, and shrink not at the public prosecutions with which they are daily threatened. Such is our intor. mation on this interesting subject.

deed, a thorough going disciple of the old school, The Salen Register tells of the increasing silence could not have given a inore decided opinion against of the opposition." This editor is equal to the man the whims of innovation and change, than is contain who declared that he heard a very great silence: --ed in the following extract from the speech : When silence increases, who cannot bear it?

• With a well-framed government, and " equal laws, ensuring to every citizen

Duane has hit upon the wisest plan to get along " the enjovment of civil and religious

with the “ new pamphlet." Instead of following " liberty, little more can be requisite for " the performance of our duty, than an

the example of the intrepid Capt. Cheetham, who

attacks the book with all the fury of a downright 66 adherence to those principles of legisla

i madman, he winds himself up in a philosopher's tion which have been lanétified by ex

cleak, and appears to view this new “ • intrigue" of perience, and which, while they al.

the Burrites with total wiconcern.

" The public 56 similate the wisdom of our ancestors,

have been long satisfied a d surfeited on the odious to the want of their poiterity ; will not

subject,” says the wise and philosophic Duane. “ permit us to mistake innovation for re.

Whether the public have been satisfied, or not, we · form, nor to consider the mere circum

cannot say ; but that every person who has taken Itances of change, as evidence of im.

the pains to read all Capt. Cheerliam's stuf on the provement."

subject, has been surfeited, we shall not presume to In another part of the Governor's speech, we doubt. The wise Duane further says, “ the new find an account, not over flattering to democracy

production is one of the sete» est of satires on Mr. here it is :

Eurr." And suppose Capt. Duane's readers should It is not to be disguised, that the de- chuse to examine the work, and judge for them“ fective adminiftration of justice (owing selves ?-Why then, Paddy must change his tone. 6 to the insufficient number of the judges We cannot conjecture which of these two great "s o! the supreme court, and the two ex captains will be imitated by our Captain Bee. “ tensive range of the districts of the courts " of common pleas) remains a common

topic of clamour and reproach. I be The Pennsylvania jacobins begin to look surly at “ seech you, therefore, gentlemen, to de their governor. The Senate have refused to make • liberate upon this interesting subject. any reply to his late address to them. This “looks

Recollect, that near a century ago, there squally."

were as many judges as there are now, “ in the supreme court, (now, when the

Granny Barber, "printer to the state," and organ population, agriculture and commerce of the Attorney-General, shall be attended to in “ of the state are incalculably advanced) || due season. After what has been said, he must " and that in the space of twenty-two

not expect much notice. years the number of counties has in. "creased from eleven to thirty-two which

• TXE MONTHLY ANTHOLOGY," “ are actually organized. In short, the " inevitable accumulation of the business

A periodical publication of very promising ap“ of the courts, has so obstructed the

pearance, has recently been received by the editor. “ streams of justice, that they can hardly

It is published at Boston, by E. LINCOLN, and ed. “ be said to flow. The spirit of litigation, cipally original, and the workmanship of a superior

ited by SILVANUS Per-Se. Its contents are prin" the ruin oi honest suiters, and, the tri

cast. Gentlemen desirous of becoming its patrons, “ umph of fraudulent debtors and others

may see a specimen, and learn the terms, by apply. “ equally culpable, can no longer be difin.

ing at the Balance-Office. genuously ascribed to the machinations “ of a profession, nor be regarded as the " mere incidents of the law's delay. The " evil springs from a different and a high. To Readers & Correspondents.

source.” This, reader, is the picture of a state, more de. mocratical than any other in the union. Here we

We have received, from an obliging correspond. are told, officially, “ that the defective administra ent at Washington, the Speech of Mr. Tracy, of tion of justice is a common topic of clamor and re Connecticut, in the Senate of the United States, on proach"-" that the streams of justice are so ob. the passage of the amendment to the constitution. structed, that they can hardly be said to flow"-that This speech abounds in plain, concise and forcible “ the spirit of litigation, the ruin of honest suit reasoning against the amendment. Mr. Tracy at. ors, and, the triumph of fraudulent debtors and

tempts" to excite the attention, the vigilance, and others equally culpable, can no longer be ascribed

even the jealousy of the small, in reference to the to the machinations of a profession, nor be regard

conduct of the great States ;” and we confess, that ed as the mere incidents of the law's delay-but

we have seldom seen an argument better supported. that the evil springs from a different and a higher

We shall commence the publication of the speech And are thèse the blessed fruits of democ

next week. racy? If they are, we shall not envy Pennsylvania The editor earnestly solicits the literary contribeher 30,000 majority.

tions of his friends.

Meflrs. Webiters had better be careful in making extracts from the “pamphlet.” The A. G. is now near them, and will watch all aberrations from the contract on their parts, with the eye of a lynx. I take the liberty to inform Messrs. Web. Aters that “ Ariftides" is an affumed, not a real game.

Every body who knows Meffrs. Websters, will readily believe that they were rather taken in by “ Mal. achi Underhill ;" and that they really fupposed he resided in this city. The A: G. in fact, believes it too. To prevent a similar mistake,” this caution is given in season.

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Editor's Closet.

GOVERNOR M KEAN,

This man is said to be a democrat ; but what en. titles him to the appellation, we know not: His late address to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, (saving a hard-fetched compliment to Mr. Jefterson) does not contain a single democratic sentiment. In

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which I was enabled to obtain as much as have been murdered, of whom fifiy.fire I wanted yearly for both of those purpures, inen and fifty-two women were foreiga in the courle of a few days, and from the {lrangers, or have not been owned. Sis rife of which I derived the greatest benefit hundied and torty-four divorces have tah.

I made experiments in agriculture with en place. One hundred and fitry.five the brine of nitre, on other grain as well as murderers have been executed.— Twelve

Indian Corn, but found it to answer belt hundred and ten persons have been con.. agricultural.

with the Indian Corn. The method I took, | demned to the gallies, to the pillory, or was, to steep my corn at least 12 hours in to chains; sixteen hundred andiweny for

water, in which I had dill lvea salt petre, to hard labour, to longer or shorter imprii. EXTRACT.

in the proportion of an ounce to about two or ment, Sixty-four have been marke:

pints and one halt ot water, betore I plant with het irons. Among the criminals exCULTURE OF INDIAN CORN. ed it, and I tound by experience the fol. ecuted were leven fathers who had poil

. lowing benefiis relulting from it :

oned their children ; ten husbands whis 1 it. That leis grains miscarried of the had murdered their wives; fix wives who HE following experiment I

corn thus steeped, than of what I had no had poisoned their husbands; and liteta made in the cultivation of Indian Corn,

steeped. while I remained an exile, during the war,

children who poisoned or oherwise des

. edly. That it came out of the ground,

froyed their parents, when to support my family I was compel.

at least two or three days, fometimes more, " During the fame period i welve thos. led to vill the earth. the fooner for it, which was a very great

fand seventy-fix pubile women, or forest I had read in the philosophical transac

advantage to it, especially if loon after a walkers, have been regifterel, and have tions an account of a single plant of barley,

drought came on, as the leaves attracted paid for the protection of the police. Fl. that by steeping and watering it with salt

the dewy moisture of the air, and greatly reen hundred fifty-two kept miltrelles are petre diffolved in water, produced two

inted and known at the Pieiicure 0 hundred and forty nine ftiks and eighteen accelerated its growth.

3!!y. That after coming up it appeared || P lice, and three hundred and eight public ihonland grains ; and in D &tor Niewen.

10 grow much better and thrituier for ii, in. bothels have been privileged and licen tyt, the author of the book called the Reli

fomuch that my neighbours were amazed sel by the Police Piefcet ai Paris. gious Poilofopher, that in his time falt pe- |

at the difference between the brined and “ Since the war with England, of four tre was sold for the purpose of husbandry, unbrined corn.

hundred and seventy privileged gambling under the name of sal prolificum, or fruit

4tuly. I found that it yielded more and l houses, one hundied and (wenty have ful making falt. Virgil takes notice that the ancients were well acquainted with,

was much sooner ripe on account of it. been shut up, and the revenues of the

I had corn lerved in the above manner ai Consular Government from the Republi. and made use of lixivioms in which salt pe.

least three weeks sooner ripe and fit to car. can lotteries are three millious (120,0001. tre was diffolved, for accelerating the

ry to mill, than what I did not foak. I Herling) less the three last six months tha? growth of their grain, &c. when he fais,

mult observe that the foil I planied my corn the six monilis preceding. The account “ I have seen the seed oft temper'd for the soil, in was rather dry than wet, perhaps i adds that the two laiter deficits are occafion. With poignant nitre or the lees of oil." might not answer so well in a cold wei loil. ed by the absence of the English.”

Jam,

Your humble servant, There are different brines or lixiviums made use of for the above purpole ; some

HUMANITAS. times lime is added to the water ; at other

Litcrary notice. tinues alhes, dung, lees of wine, dregs of olives, vitriol, allum, common salt, &c.

PROPOSALS have been issued 2: yet I believe that none have been lo uni. ngonitorial Departinent. New-York, and may be leen at the Balversal and good as falt petre. The author

ance.Office, until the ift of February neat, of Nature Dilplay'd, says “ their efficacy

tor publishing “An accurate account of has always been confirmed by experience;

To aid the cause of virtue and religion.

the Insurrection of the county of Wer. this orine fortifies the corn against several

ford, in Ireland, A. D. 1798 : including ditempers to which it is obnoxious; the

LESSON FOR NATIONS.

an account of traníaelins preceding that brakith flavour i: difrufes, disgaits and

event--With an Appendix-Bv Baward chaces away the worms and moles and field [The following extract from the Report of the Hay, E'q. Member of the Royal Ich mice that would otherwile devour the corn Prefect of the Police at Paris, for the last year, 1 Academy.' in the earth. Experience has likewile presents a picture which must strike

every
read
This hiftory, (cbserve the publi/hers

) inale it evident that all lixivaled seeds are er with horror. After viewing it with attention, so interefting to almost every class ofrea. improved in their fertility, and rendered modern philosophers may, if they please, contend ders in the present day, as it is connected more fecefstal.” Of all this I am fully that a nation can be moral wii hout religion, and with the affairs of a couniry whole fare hias convinced afier t'ie experiments I have happy without virtue. These facts speak a loud agiiated the publiek mind, in a peculiar maid for feveral years. My greatest dill and forc:ble contradiction :

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minner, wihin the last thirteen years, culty was at fult to ubrain the nitre, which

commences with a view of the causes which I wine.i for this purpose, and preserving

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led to the indirection, and proceeds with my 17 i svairing it to home-made falt, the

an account of the tranfucions that rock only kind thien to be procured where I liv.

place, till the paffioget the Amnefly Bill: ed. I tried several othe methods recom

Nihe course of the year, accor. in this account the au:bor has thewn the mnendelby Congress for extracting it from ding to tuis report, four hunder i and nine Strict neutrality of an inpantial historian, the ci firent materials commonly uled for iy men and one hundred and fixiy feve! and unites to the characterola scholar, de that pursole, but witho's iuccels, unulat women have comintied tuicide di Paris : gieaicii liberality of sentiment, and the length: I discovered a simple process by eighty-one men and fixty nine women li fecling of a man.

feeling of a man. The appendix contains

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the celebrated speech of Capt. Richard grows with their growth, and frengthens || has been two within my

has been two within my knowledge ; one Sweet man, on the subject of Catholick with their strength.To our country of those a brigantine which I knew of beEmancipation."

men, we hope the, application is evident. ing thus falted, as described, and from

It they accuftom their little ones to honeft what I have believed as good authority, I The work to be comprised in one duo

was informed she was called a good veliel. decimo volume of about 300 pages, price employments (fuch as will suit their years, One Dollar, in blue boards. constitutions and choices) they will ilere

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ct 20 years, built with common by render them virtuous and independent white cak timber; the other, built by citizens, a credit to themselves, and an myself in the year 1785, I lately knew to ornament to fociety. The consequences be running, and reponed as a good vessel: of a different condúa are evident.'

While others, buiti at the same time, and Literary Gleanings,

of the fame materials, have long since Sketches like the subjoined, are worth

gone to decay:-But it may be objected,

chat in fome vellels this mode of falting FOR THE BALANCE.

prelerving. This is taken from the work
above mentioned :

cannot well be done, the timbers being so

clofe together as not to admit of falt pal. " The late King of Prulia was celebrated IN an excellent poem of Dr. Porteus.

fing between them. This is agreed to ; for his knowledge oí men : Isoherefore, I find the following de cripuion of the

but an enquiry may arise, wly is this it was considered as a great cumpliment, done ? Is it not an undue waste of timber, King of Terrors and his attendants :-

when on the superscription of a letter to a as well as injury to the vessel, thus to “ Deep in a nurky cave's recess, Polish Nobleman, he wrote" to be commu crowd and confine timber from any pafLav'd by Oblivion's listless stream, and fenc'd nicated to the ornament of Human Na sage of air ? It certainly will appear not By shelving rocks, and intermingled horrors ture;" how much greater must the com. only useless, but hurtful, and except it Of yew and cypress shade, from all intrusion pliment be considered, when in the direc.

may be trame timbers, even in the largest Of busy noonride beam, the Monarch sits Hon of a letter to our President-General ships it may be doubtful if from four to fix In unsubstantial majesty enthron'd.

Wilbington fome years since, he wrote, inches space between them, may not be ag At his right hand, nearest himself in place

From the oldest General in Europe, to well, and perhaps better than a less space. And frightfulness of furm, his parent Sin the greatest General in the World ?" With fatal industry and cruel care

A further enquiry may arise, why the Busies herself in pointing all his stings,

limber in a house is so much more durable And tipping every shaft with venom drawn

than in a ship, or other vessels ? Answer. From her infernal stores : around him, rang'd

The house timber is more open to receive

Improvement. In terrible array, and mixture strange

air, and likewise is mostly dry, while the Of uncouth shapes, stand his dread ministers.

other is between wet and dry, otherwise, Foremost Old Age, his natural ally

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it kept in the water, would probably be And firniest friend : next him diseases thick,

more durable than if wholly dry. Why A motley train ; Fever, with cheek of fire ;

then should falt add to its preservation ?

ON PRESERVING SHIPS. Consumption wan; Palsey, half warm with life,

Answer. Salt poflefles a preferring qua.. And half a clay-clod lump ; joint tort'ring Gout,

iy, both to vegetable and aniinal iublian.

AT a time when timber lor fhip build. And ever-gnawing Rheum ; Convulsion wild ;

ces, and also appears to fupply the place Swoln Dropsy ; panting Asthma ; Apoplex

ing is growing scarce, except at consider of the want of air. I have heard such a

able distances from us, and likewise when I proverb, that “the strengi h of work is Full gorg'd. There too the Pestilence that walks

our ships and oi her vessels are built with the decay of trade;" but in the p:elent In darkness, and the Sickness that destroys

much hard labour and cost, it appears pii- | case, does it not appear needlul ro reverse Ar broad noon-day. There, and a thousand more, Horrid to tell, attentive wait ; and, when jable to oblerve their ihort duration, as

it? Does not the strength, or rather the By Heaven's command Death waves his ebon

well as the imminent danger to which men inllness of timber tend to create trade ? wand,

and property are expoied, even many and does not a mais of crowded timber Sudden rush forth to execute his purpose,

times before the danger is discovered; foon become a mass of rottennels? It is And scatter desolation o'er the earth.”

and it may appear a natural enquiry what bevond a doubt truly he case. Many

means can be devised for more extensive methods have been tried, but nearly all apTHE following sen Gible ning, is copied duration, as the earnest desire no doubt

per evidenily to have proved abortive, e. has been. The answer is plain and easy ; from a miscellaneous volume, published that which will preserve both timber and

ven the timber from the South, obtined in 1789:

at a vast expence. But in this appears an pluak a number of years beyond their u easy and fate remedy with mall experce, " One ftriking feature in the political fuel time is, Salt. The enquiry rext is, when compared win the great advantages complexion of the Dutch Republick is, how i thall be applied ? Answer. Wien that may be hoped and realonably expecthat the children of both fexes are, from the timbers are prepared for ceiling, let led to flow therefrom. the in ment of the earliest capability, ini. pieces of boards he dovetailed about the

This information is offered for the pubtiated in some line of industrious avocation flour iimber heads, to the outside plank, * among them. Solon and Lycurgus couli in each space between the timbers, to pre

lic good, by an old fhip Carpenter, and if not have chalked out a wiler line for the vent it descending too low, and when the any further particulars ple difired relatie service of the Grecian States. It was an veffe has been watered in order to find

to this imporiant conce,", pricatiors to

Robert Eofiburn, New-B:untwick, New. opinion with Alexander the Great that boys vu. the parts that might prove as leaks, and nurtured and bro' up in the camp, were the water well drained off, let all the space Jersey, may be expected to be antwered. ever alter fond of arms--and practice gave between the timbers and the out and infide lan£tion to the theory. It holds equally planks be filled with fait, which need not If the Printers of the different States good, that children, early trained up to be of a coftly fort. An enquiry may should think the above worthy of their at. industry, ever incline to it in maturity-- then arise, has there ever been any experi tention, it is prelumed they will give it a for, in the language of the poet.

ment made of its utility? Answer. There place in their newspapers.

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