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French, he says, at that place are murhl tween this place and Fayettei oal,

this day taken up and committed Woteaa

which every man deserves whose labours Ition is requisite, yet an energy and form, his trunk, which he consented to, and tend 10 lessen the importation of foreign | ness of condu&t when the rights of the gave up his skey for that purpole. commodities.


nation are infringed or violated, is abro. searching his trunk, Dine hundred and The captain, informs that the sugar lutely neceffurg. 00;''• *1150r si: hr: All thirty dollars in Bank bilts, six halt bank which he brings from New Orleans is not

www.59703.34.3 3:47 bills of one hugged dollas -each; and inferior, with regard to either the colour


lome silver, were found. or richness, to the sugar, imported from John M'Donald;" a young man lately, the different West India Islands. The employed as a mail carrier on the fall be

THEFT difcontented, particularly with the custom, houte laws, and are very troublesome and on suspicion of having fraudulendly pened

About the middle of May last, the Spbinsolent.

the inail when in his cullody, about the (Daily Advertiser

21 of January laft, and taken from and lsriber received a letter by mail, de oui ot ihe same, leters * containing bank

Franklin, April 18th, 1804," and postFROM THE NORFOLK HERALD. bills to a large amount.

marked on the out-lidé, Franklind, April

The circumsances discovered in ghe ipeits '180'4: Paid zob in The Téter conMfrse Editor's, bodri "5:41 mation given againg him before judge ained an order for the. "Blance from a The following is the fubftance otsailer:

Brevard, appeared to be as follows On terefigned by a number of fearren, Idared or about the 23 of January luto when

gentleman of Angelica, who informed that New Providence, alt May, 1804. rola ith

this man was employed as a mail carrier,

alearly paymenti(awo dollars) was enclor. friend and countryman in this place on the road to Fayeltville, a great number

ed. On opening the lettet, however, no kates that the subscribers are naive citi...of letiçxsor having poft office masksion money was found in it. The fear appcatzens of America, and that they were im them, were found scattered along the road, ea to have been broken, and a new w

waler pressed by':capt. Gordon, of the British broken open and worn in pieces not far Thip of war.Ricoon, and notwithftanding

introduced Obsthese circumstances 11

from the North Carolina boundary live in they had regular protections and other.cer. Marlborough diAriet. Some of the let gave the geat lemao immediate informacion tificaces proving their citizenship, they

ters.bad the Augufta poft.mark, others.of by letter ; and his answer, jus' received, were detained from their families, friends, them, the marks of other post offices in

them, the marks of other post offices in accompanieds with gertificates, 1 &c. has and the service of their country: on board Georgia

. One of thefe letters with the said ship; it further lates, that when at Augufta poft mark

Trom Seaborn

convinced me that the letter was robbed Port Royal, Jamaica, they wrote several Jones, Esq. dated" “ Augusta, January

on its way from Franklin 10 Hidrones , Savage, Eqfor 14h, 1804, and addressed to a gentleman || have been ihps particular in Itatibg circum. the relief and protection of American Sea., in New-York, importing that he had Yent stances, with a hope of leading to the difmen, at Kingston, praying his interference therein enclosed, in divided bankebitis, a in their betalt ; but that, the gentleinan | considerable fum.q. One fragmenti foka

covery of the thelt sánd, with the fame informed them that he had not power or authority to act for them. They ther-fore poft office, M'Donald was suspected; but TY DOLLARS to any person who will

lerter had the marks of the Wirlborough view, I bereby offer a reward of TWEN. eainefly, requeft their friends. ko make ihe mail be carried pot appearing at any of give such information that the villian may Their unhappy situation known to their the post offices to have been broken open, be brought to justice.

? udos government, through the medium of your or its contents medled with, he was not press, which act of kindness they will hold

H. CROSWELE. molefcd for sometime Erin in grateful remembrance,

On the 28th of March: following, in The letter is figned by

travelling with the mail; he lodged at the - Henry Mayo, Dedham, House of William Hawkins, near Pee Dee,

Ebe knelt!? - fitvi John Martin, New York:

where he left in a paper tied up, a quan. Matthew Maxwell, Cape Elizabeth. Il tity of bank bills, amounting to fourteen John White, Salem.

hundred dollars or thereabouts, which pa.
Eleazer Suliman, Glouceler, per was found in the bed where he fept.
William White, ditto.

Two days afterwards he called and claimed
John Elwell, ditto.

the money, saying it belonged to a man in .: Reuben Knapp, Stanford,

Camden, and was sent on by him from a
Edward Stains, Philadelphia, man in Fayett ville.
William Butly, Cambridge.

Another post rider being present, he re-
William Jones.

quested him not to speak of this affair,
William Jones, jun.
and threatened to be revenged on him it he

At New.York, on Thursday fast, of a wound re-
Francois Hurchinson, Red Bank. did. Soon afterwards, M'Donald quit the

ceived the morning previous, id a duel with Col. Daniel Saunders, Salem. employment o! mail carrier ; appearing in

Burr, Gen. ALEXANDER HAMILTON. - We George Starring, Harkmore.

are not enabled to add, particulars, no: are we disvery genteel apparel, and took up his lodgJoseph Cornelius, Mount Piealand, ings at one of the best inns in ihe place.

posed to offer any reflections on this melancholye. * When any of our governmental Belore this time he was known to be


vent, at present. In some future number, we shall agents-at-foreign poris, either through indigent, and no one can tell )by what

endeavor to evince our respect for this truly great lear, lavor, or inattention, shrink from, bonele means if any hed has in so shorta or thus fhamefully negle&t the duty they timi hecn enabled to support himself in

The gentlemen of the bar, who were attending owe to their country, the dignity and in the ftyle he has lately done.

the Cir-urt at Ciaverack, on hearing the confirmatereft of which they are-bound, (as far as It is probable the mail was sopened by

tion of the above intelligence, unanimously

to wear a crape on the left arm for one month, as in their power) to supports such agents him, by means of a talle key, about the are no longer fit to fill the fations they | 21 of January las.

a token of their regard for Gen: Hamilton

The person who buld;--for although a conciliatury dispoG. I apprehended him, requested to examine

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WHEN the Duke of Norfolk built the very singular castle he has on the bor. ders of the Ulls Water Lake, be asked a party of gentlemen, to whom he was Thewing it," whether they did not think it very extraordinary 7"" So extraordio. ary," said one of them, " that it your Grace had but placed, the cellar in the garret, there could not have been, sucha. building in the world."


But hiding almost all the skin,
They wore large caps tied under chit;

Ah, sweet, old fashion,
And the rough handkerchiefs did so pin,

di That no part of the breast lay open.“
Ebe Wireath.

The titled lady neat and prim,
Exhibited a person slim,

With waist so nice and caper.

How neatly fix'd was every pin!

So tightly lac'd she look'd as thin MR. EDITOR,

As was her own thread-paper, Observing, in your paper of the 26th ult. a Scor And then by a large Hoop's assistance,

tish Ode, from the Caledonian Mercury, 'I am | She kept the Fopling at a distance. induced to transcribe the following beautiful effu.

The Macaro: i, like a lord, sion of that admired Scottish bard, , Robert

Walk'd with full-bottom'd wig and sword, Burns, for your Wreath.

And cravat as was made then ; The battle of Bannockburn was fought on the 25th of June, 1314, between the army of Scotland,

A long square coat with a large cuff, commanded by Bruce, and the army of England,

For tadors put in cloth 'euough.

A sign that they were paid then! commanded by King Edward Il Scotland had

gte been conquered by Edward I. and the Scotch, led,

With fierce cock'd hat they look'd like men, on by Bruce, had thrown off the yoke. He șiad

And wore two costly rings.been crowned king of Scotland, but held his At first large buckles small ones then, kingdom by a precarious tenure, until this deci

But never thought of strings. sive battle, in which the English were defeated with great slavghter.

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THE Dutches of Devonshire, while waiting in her carriage one day in the freets of London, observd a Duftman, with a short pipe in his hand, looking at her. Having gazed a few foconds with intense. i ness, he broke into a smile, and faid “ Lord love your ladyship, I wish you would let me light my pipe at your eyes, Her grace took it in good part, and was so pleased with the wbimgical frankness of the compliment, that when any thing civil is said to her, she often remarks * Very well; but nothing like the Duftman."



BY ROBERT BURNS. Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled : Scots, wham Bruce has aften led ; Welcome to your gory bed,

Or to glorious victorie.


Now's the day, and now's the hour,
See the front o' battle lour ;
See approach prond Edward's power-

Edward ! chains and slaverie!

Wha will be a traitor knave!
Wha can fill a coward's grave ?
Wha sae base as be a slave ?

Traitor ? Coward ? turn and flee!

Wha for Scotland's king and law
Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
Free-man stand, or free-man fa',

Caledonian! on wi' me



FOR 1804. A SINGULAR instance of love at first To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and Fifty Night occurred lately. A gentleman pall. | Cents, payable quarterly. ing in his chariot early in the morning, To those who receive them by mail, Two Dole was struck with the appearance of a smart

ayable in advance. girl, wafhing tbe steps of a door-way--he

To those who take their papers at the office, in stopped and having entered into five min. utes conversation with her persuaded this

bundles, or otherwise, a deduciion from the city

price will be made. Nymph of the Mop to ftep into the car. riage with him in her dripping state, and A handsome Title Page and Table of Contents the next morning conveyed her in better will accompany the last number of the volume. trim to the church, and married her! Advertisements inserted in a handsome and con

spicuous manner, in the advertiser which accompas AT the Guildhall Sessions, T. Robin

nies the Balance.
son, a printer's apprentice, was convicted
of biting the faces of iwwgirls, whom he
met in the ftreet and pretended to kiss.-

The prisoner 'made no defence, and was
fentenced to a year's imprisonment in New.
[London Mag.)

The first and second Volumes of the Baladet,

may be had on the following terms A humorous author compares love to

First Volume-unbound-
he small-pox. The longer it is in making

Second Volume,
Borb Volumes,

its appearance, the more violent is the dir.

If bound, the price of binding (either plain or el

egant) will be added.-- An unbound volume may be SATURDAY fe'nnight, a blacksmith,

sent to any post-office in the state for 52 cents postfor a wager of one guinea, undertook to

age; or to any post-office in the union for 78 cents carry a sledge hammer, of fourteen pounds weighty :(having a nail driven into the head of che handle,) íbetwixt his teeth, one mile

in twenty minutes.

The 'extraordinary HARRY CROSWELL
Seat he pe:formed, in eleven minutes and a

Warren-Street, Hudson.
ball, with apparent ease, ai East Retford.



$ 2
$ 2,50

By oppression's woes and pains!
By your sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,

!. But they shall be shall be free!
Lay the proud asurpers low !
Tyrants fall in every fue,
Liberty's in every blow!

Forward ! let us do, or die!

m. » THE DRESS OR 1700.

BY ANDREW MERRY, ESQ: What modesty pow maci.cd our fair, They did not leave their bosoms bare,

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of fociety, it is incumbent on us to guard Gtion and diffimulation, obtain the confi

it with vigilant attention. The principles dence of the people, are never satisfied, Hither the products of your closet-labors bring, of this government ought to be preserved till they have accomplished the ruin if · Enrich our columns, and instruct mankind. pure and uncorrupted. The puriiy of those those by whom they are raised inio con

principles, is the safeguard of our rights, lideration. While on the threshold, they

and when once this purity is gone, the de. may, indeed, for a moment, adopt meal, TO THE EDITOR OF THE BALANCE. fçent to anarchy and from thence to del.

ures plaufible and insinuating ; but in proj potism, is sure and inevitable. A govern

portion as their measures are popular, sa SIR, ment thus vitiated haftens its own der.

are their views pernicious and deftru&tive, T is a maxim founded oa truth and

wuction. In vain will the patriot en Again't such men, let the People of the experience, that to destroy the liberties of deavour to carry it back to its original United States guard! Their good sense, the people, thoir vigilance must first be se

principles. The impulse has been given I trust, has only been abused. A bad mag duced by artifice and deception. Fraud which is too frong to be refifted.

will sometiines steal the favour, and impole in fuch cales precedes force. Flattery is

That the principles of our government

on the generosity o! the most virtuous peofucceeded by violence-insidious profesare already' corrupted, many will deny ;

ple, enjoying the best infticutions. It is fiops terminale in usurpations, and, deceit. but that there is an impending danger of

an evil incident to society. A&uated by ful promises are followed by tyranny and

che lofty fpirit of freemen, the discernment corruption, I sincerely believe. The viroppression. The people, made the dupes lue which supported us in the trying season

of a generous people is quick ; they will of their own credulity, are reduced to sub.

foon detect impositions on ibeir good sense; of '76, is now conliderably enervated.je&tion ; they sink into desporting indo

their indignation will be rouled, and they That political jealousy, which was exprel. lence ; every generous sentin.ent becomes

will hurl, with manly vengeance, the imsed with so much warmth, at the time of dormant ; their fpirits are depelled, and

postor into insignificance and contempt. the adoption of our constitution, feems outrages must be carried to extremitics be. now io be lulled to reft.' That exalted

I have been led to these remarks, on fore they make one manly effort to recov. opinion which our forefathers held of the

hearing the arrogant pretensions to patri . er their rights: liberty of the citizen, is now much de.

otism, made by a party in this country. A The above observations, though of a pressed. That high spirit which once re

party, which, elated with success, directs

che molt violent invectives against men general nature, in my conception' admit of Gifted the minuteft infringements of right,

who planned and perfe&ted that system, a pertinent application here. We live un now scarcely breathes a feeble murmur a. der a government wearing the mildelt al.

which has been so propitious to our intergainst the most flagrant injustice. Our pedt, established on the most liberal prin property is, as yet, secure ; and we feel

est and glory-a party, which once fomento

ed the most dangerous insurre&tions-a ciples, and securing to us every immunity regardless of the danger which hovers over and privilege necessary to the happiness our liberty. We riot in present prosperi parly, which more than once excited vio:

leat disobedience to the constituted author of rational creatures. The people of this 'y, and little think of consequences. We country are truly and emphatically love. view with complacency the present appear.

ities? reign. The supreme power resides ulei. ince of our political atmofphere, and con.

Let us now, fir, refer to the period when mately in them, and this power' I respect Gider it as pleasant and serene ; but let it

the noted Genet endeavoured to plunge when exercised with justice and modera.

this country into a destructive war, and be remembered, that the clearest sky often tion. forebodes the most dreadfulftorms. ".

to prejudice che minds of the people aEnjoying a government, which, in its

gainst the first officers of our government,

I lay it down as an eternal principle of If I am not miftaken, a neviow of that pe. Dalpre, is thus propitious to the rights rn

puth, admitting of no qualificacions or ex Diody will recall to our minds; tacts (not Bao, and to the happiness and prosperit;: ception, that inen who, by intrigue, impo.

very honorable to the characters of mer



now in conspicuous and important stations. by Ambrose Spencer against Ezra Samp. Let it next be supposed that the grand jury, thus It will be recollected, that after the attempes son (formerly a co. editor of the Balance)

summoned, appear in court at an early hour, and

with all due submission to, and respect for, the At. of Genet to draw this government into a as both chore suits were settled by com:

torney-Generl, do actually find (what a burlesque os pernicious and impolitic war, he had the promise. This business disposed o',

o', jujicial proceedings !) the identical bill against the presumption to declare his intention of next carne on the cause of

printer, which the Attorney General had previously appealing from the president to the people.

found in his office !!! Now let it be supposed that

Ambrose Spencer vs. Harry Croswell, all these suppositions are facts. And what will the I will also be recollected, that about the

This was an action brought io recover

world say Did the United States rver before wit. {ame time, a proclamation of neutrality

ness such a scandalous, such an abominable mock. was issued by the president. Now, let me damages for the charges contained in the

ery of justice --For the sake of decency-for the following article, published in the Balance sake of honor for the sake of honesty, we hope ask, what then was the conduct of our

of the 12th of April, 1803; present pacific patriots ? Did they support

• BALANCE CLOSET.-Liberty of the Press, In this publication were supposed to be our government against the machinations

No. 7.--Mockery of Justice. -TO many of of a foreigner? Did they relent, with our distant readers, it may appear extraordinary

blended, the following charges, viz. hearty indignatinn, the glaring attempts of that we should, in all our remarks on the subject,

10. That Spencer was principal author a French ambassador to draw us into a war?

treat Mr. Attorney-General Spencer as the sole or of an outrage on the Liberty ot'the Piels,

principal author of the lare outrage on the Liberty Attempts made with unblushing effronte. of the Press; as it is well known that a public of.

2nd. That Spencer was informer and ry, and seconded by an impudence over ficer is bound by his oath to perforni his dirty faith.

public accufer. bearing beyond expression ? Did they ap

fully, and that when complaint is made and a bill
found against an offender, it is the Artorney.Gen.

31. That he interfered with the duties of probate the proclamation of neutrality, in. eral's business to carry on the prosecution. But we

the Sheriff, tended to guard our country against the ca. have an explanation to make, which will shę:v that

4th. That he interfered with the duties lamities of an unnecessary war? I answer, whatever blame or praise attaches to the attack on

of the Grand Jury. No! Those men, who now so couricoufiy

the press, belongs almost exclusively to Ambrose

Spencer, Esq. It is true, indeed, that some of the 5'h. That he attempted to di&tate and submit to inlult and aggression, at that time most violent and unprincipled of the democratic mark out a new line of duty for the judg. were enthufiaftically eager to plunge us in party, have approved or pretended to approve, of to hoftilities, to gratity the purposes of a

his conduct; yet facts evince that the measure was foreign nariun, and from which we might his own; but whether he was instigated to it by

6th. That he tbreatened the man who Mr. Jefferson, or by the genius of democracy (well

should dare to publish truth, with all the expect nothing but ignominy and disgrace, known by several familiar names) it is impossible rigors of the British common law, The firm and determined ielolution of for us to know. Certain it is, that Mr. Spencer Washington was most bitterly scandalized, was informer and public accuser. He inte, fered

zıb. That for the purpole of scourging with the duties of the sheriff and of the grand-jury;

a printer with that law, he drew up, or by the minions of faction. The conduct and he attempted to diciate and mark out a new caused to be drawn up, in his own office

, of Genet was warmly applauded. The il. line of duty for the judges.

a day or iwo previous to the sitting of the lustrious hero, who had served his coun. Were we permitted to give the truth in coidence, try with so much glory, was then repre. we might here stare facts that would strike every

court, a bill of indi&tment against the faid consciencidus reader dumb with astonishment and printer for publishing a libel on Thomas sented as weak and puGllanimous in the indignation. We might exhibit such a shameful in.

Jefferfon. cabinet, The most infidious calumny was stance of the abuse of power, as seldom, if ever, dis 8th. That, for the purpole of having pointed, with unexampled malignity, a.

graced the most desporic times,

We might exs
The father of his country
pose such a scandalous mockery of justice, as would

the bill found, he turnished a democratic make every freeman shudder. But the reader will sheriff with a list of twenty-four other de. was then stigmatized by a faction, in or. reflect, that the terrors of the British common law

mocrats, with orders to have them lume der to vindicate and eulogize Genet, are suspended 'over our heads. The Attorney-Gen. If the preceding representation be true, eral stands forth, threatening the man who shall

moned for a grand jury. dare to publish truth, with all the rigors of that law.

The defendant having admitted the pub what are we to think of the self. Diled re.

Oar press is, at this moment, more compleiely lication, and plead the truth of the charges publicans of America ? They are now en. shackled that if it were under the control of a li.

in just fication, proceeded to adduce tefti. irusted with the deareft interests of the Peo.

We must, therefore, speak with caution.
We will be cautious. Nav, more we will say not

mony to prove them... ple ; and it is incumbent on the people to

a word of our Attorney General. We will merely In fupport of the firf, fecond, fourik watch them with a jealous and scrutiniz. suppose a case, and leave ihe reader to his own ré. and seventh charges, it was proved that a ing eye. Let them not be deceived by flections. measures which, at first view, appear pol

" Let us supprse, then, that a federal pris ter

few days previous to the firring of the commerces the publicatior of a little waspisk paper,

Court of siffons in this county, in Jaruitic and beneficial; but which, in their in some little city, in a certain county of one of the ary, 1803, Mr. Spencer drew

up, consequences, may be ruinous to this largest states in the union, Let it be supposed that own office, a bill of indienent again the country. Let them not be imposed on.

the Attorney-General of the said state, resides in by hollow professions of zeal for their sera the said little city; and that the said printer takes

detendant, for a libel on Thomas Jefferprovoking liberties in the said paper with the said

son that Foot, diftriél-attorney, drew up, vice; nor let the vain boasts of purity and Attorney General. Let it be supposed that the At. al the same time, with Spencer's know. rectitude, quiet their fufpicions. The most torney General comes to the laudable resciution of

ledge, another bill. Thai, with the letra ariful demagogues fometimes deviate into ecourging the printer with the common law of Eng. land Iet it be supposed that, for this purpose,

bills, ready drawn, and ceriain numbers a courle of apparent rectitude, to ensure HE DRAWS UP, or CAUSES TO BE DRAWN of the Waip, Spencer and Foot went bez success to their enterprize against liberty ; UP, IN HIS OWN OFFICE, A DAY OR TWO fore the grand jury early on the fi: day of and while they deceive us, rely upon it

L'REVIOUS TO THE SITTING OF THE they intend our desirullion. COURT, A BILL OF INDICTMENT against

the liceing. That they called the attention the printer for publishing a libel on Thomas Jeffer. of the jury to the publications on which! A FEDERALIST.

son!!! Let it be fursher suppined that, in order 10 the indiciments were founded, and left procure a grand jury, composed of men who wnettel

both the papers and the bills with the be sure to find (yes, reader find!) a bill already drawn Editor's Tioset. the Attorney General places in the hands of a de

grand joy. That the grand jury found mocratic sheriff, a list (in his own hand writing) of

i hele identical bills the same alternoon, the names of twenty-four other democrais, with &c. &c. LIBEL SUITS orders to have them summoned for a grand-jury !!!*

In support of the fifth charge, it was • Mr. Stercer nec, entertain no suspicion that Mr. IT is unnecessary to detain the reader Van Despoel, the sheriff. bas disclosed any of bis se

proved that Spencei applied to the court ciety, sbo! Mr Van Der prel dzia w? tit bas not

io have the defendanı borrnd to kerp the with a detailed account of the fuits bra't

apropter enery on tartásban Mr Spenier E peace and be of good benaviour, previous

gain't him.


in bis

" the greater

to conviction; that he pressed the applica


the whole of the grand jury was democratic has nev cion with great vehemence and zeal ; and

er been denied. By the testimony of the deputy it that it was rejected almost unanimously by

I should' bave contented myself with merely giv. appears, that he saw a list in the sheriff's hands ing a plain statement of the late trials in this county,

which he supposed, at the time, was made out by the court.-Plaintiff introduced one of without indulging in any remarks whatever, had not

Spencer; and that he had a conversation with the the judges to say, that he did not think my enemies shewo a disposition to mistate and dis. defendant on the subject, while under that inipres. there was any attempt to dictate. colour some facts, to suppre:s others, and to palm

sion. These circumstances, I have no doubt, conupon the public the most injurious insinuations and vinced the jury, and will convince every candid man, In support of the fix!h charge, it was attrocious Falshoods. But since I am compelled, in

thai the defendant was led into an error by the dep. proved, that Spencer, in his proceedings self-defence, to pursue the subject further, " let the uty ; and that the mistake was not wilfully or mal. bardest 'ferd of. I am no enemy to scrutiny and

ciously made. against the detendanı, had contended for

investigation ; and if my old friend, Mr. Spencer, is Second, it is not true that the defendant's inability the common law coctrine,

still anxious to figure in print, he shall be gratified. to pay a fine was ascertained.' 'I le eviderce on this the truth, the greater the libel."

If, however, he is averse to being considered as “1 head is correcily stated, and the reader will judge

mark to be shot at," let him reflect that the over-of whether it will bear the construction given by the The third and eighth (both, in fact, ficious Holt has set him up, and not me. If Mr. Bee. So little reliance was placed on this sort of making but one charge) now remained Spencer really wishes to secure his retreat from pube defence, that the defendant's counsel never even to support which, a deputy-sheriff was ex.

lic examination, prudence requires that he should si adverted to it, in addressing the jury.

lence the monotonous buzzings of that drowsy drone amined, who testified that, previous to the

7 bird, it is not true that the jury were directed to --the mercenary Holt. Let it be understood, how.

bring in low daniages. This Falshood is the most court in question, the sherill (Van Dorpoel)

.ever, that in any strictures which I may now, or at base and detestable, and, taken in conection with came from Spencer's office to a tavern in any other time, make on the cond:ct of the late At.

the other two, the most villainous.-Let me here aptorney.General. I do not mean to question or discuss Hudson, accompanied by P. S. Parker, his motives. They may have been pure. I men.

peal to the jury who tried the cause in question.who was connected in business with Spen.

Gentlemen, in the littbc paragraph quoted from the tion the facts, and leave the inference to those who

Bee, it is strongly insinuated, nay, plainly asserted, cer. That they all went into a room 10. read them.

that though the defendant liad made the most seri. gether, where the theriff shewed the wit My present object is, to correct the falshoods of

ous charges against the plainufi, and though he had ness a list of names, and told him they

the Bee concerning the laie trials. Matters of less totally failed in proving the se charges, yer, that the consequence will be attended to hereafter.

court had so far lost sight of justice, as to direct you were the names of the grand jurors to be fummoned for the court of feflions. That After mentioning, in his blundering way, the two

to give low damages, and rúat you had so far lost suits of Spencer vs. Sampson, the star.gazing cap.

sight of your dury, as to assess damages accordingly. the sheriff copied a part of the names, and tain proceeds

Is this true. Let ik ask you, gentlerien: Were not

the charges of sucht serious nature, that, had the gave them to witness to fummon. Wit

“ Harry Croswell was next tried on the same li. defendant failed in playing them, you would have ness did not examine the lift ; and did

" bel, and failing to prove his charges, his inability felt it your duty to give the most exemplary dama. not know whether it was in Spencer's hand. " to pay a fine was ascertained, and the jury direct. ges? Were not the greater part of the charges prov. writing or not; but inferred that it was “ ed to bring in low damages, which they assessed ed to your satisfaction ? and did not sufficient ap. itat 120 dollars, and costs."

pear in evidence, concerning the only charge that made by him, from the circumftance of

By the manner in which this paragraph is written, was not proved, to convince you that although the Sheriff's coming from Spencer's office, and

it may be supposed that Holt hardly knows the dif. charge turned out not to be well-founded, yet that from Parker's being with bim. Witness ference between the trial of an indictment, and a

the defendant was not aciuated, in the publication believed he had lome conversation with private action. However, I am not about to make of it, by improper motives? Nay, did not the evi-, the defendant on the subje&t ; but could his ignorance a subject of controversy. His wilful

dence in regard to the prosecution in question genmisrepresentations alone are now under inspection.

erally, furnish some ground for suspicion that the not recollect particularly what it was. In the short paragraph above quoted, there are no

Attorney-General and the Sheriff had throughout His impreflion was at the time, that the lift less than three gross, palpable and wilful falshoods.

acted in concert? I trust you will answer these ques

rions in :he affirmative. Finally, I ask, were you was made by Spencer.

First, it is not true that the defendant failed to

directed to give low damages ? This, I am confident, prove his charges. By recurring to the evidence Sheriff Van Derpoel was introduced by which is stated in the preceding report, and which is

you will answer in the negative. What, then, could liaintiff, and testified that Spencer did not correct in every particular, it will be seen that the

have been your inducement to give low damages, charges are generally made out. Can any person

except the proof of innoceuce on the part of the degive him the list alluded to ; and that he pretend, after reading the evidence with respect to

fendant ? - Gentlemen, I rejoice to find that our did not see Spencer at that time. On fardrawing and presenting the bills of indictment, that

courts of justice are not converted into political fo. ther examination, he said that he was fus. the two first charges are not proved? Can any one

rums. I am proud to acknowledge the candor and

impartiality evinced by you in this transaction. nished by Parker and Daniel Rodman, (a pretend, that Spencer's conduct respecting those bills, was not an interference with the duties of the

And, with confidence, I now appeal to your sober clerk in Spencer's office) with a few names grand jury, in the sense in which I meant to be un.

judgment, and ask, whether you think the editor of of men who were not exempt from lerve derstood in the publication up in which this suit was

the Bee has shewn, in lus treatment of this affair, institued? Can it be pretended that his application to

either love of candor or regard to truth? ing as jurors ; and among these was Rob. have the defendant bound, &c. was 11o an attempt

I certainly have not the least expectation that any ert Folger, wiro was on the grand jury in

to mark out a new line of duty for the judges! As thing like reformation will be the consequence of question. to the charge of attempting to dictate, it is mere

these or any other remarks on the disingenuous conA witness was then introduced to prove matter of opinjon; and it is very possible that the

duct of the editor of ihe Bee. I have not the van. same conduct which might appear like dictating to a

iry to believe that I can wield the lash with suffithe circumstances of the defendant, who party, night appear very diflerently to a judge.

cient force to penetrate the seven-fold covering of teftified, that should he be pressed for the Whatever might have been the opinion of the judg.,

bull's hide with which Charles Holt's back is shield. es, however, in this respect, it does appear, that

'ed. Satire might empty her quiver on such a har. immediate payment of all his debus, his they considered the attempt, at the time, a very im

dened wretch, and not a singie shaft would take ef. properly would bur little more than pay proper one, for they rejected it almost unanimously.

fecr. Scorn and contempt might point the finger ihem ; but if permitted to turn his rock I am astonished that even Holt will pretend that the

and hiss at such a shameless being, without produ. to the best advantage, something might be charge concerning the bill of indictment, was not cing even a niomentary blush. But with a portion made out.- As to the cliarge of furnishing the sher.

of the readers of the Bee, these things must have saved. if with a list of the grand.jury, which, I believe,

their weight. Holt doubtless retains some readers, It would be in vain, to attempt to give was the only one not substantially proved, (and

who have honesty and candor. These will by de. which I unequivocally declare I now believe to be grees grow wcary of the constant repetition of fals. the arguments of counsel, or to state the

incorrect) enough appeared in evidence to clear the hood which he is weekly crowding into their hands. charge of the judge with precision. The defendant of every imputation of wilfully misrepre.

In time they will abandon him to his fa:e; and he whole is therefore omiiled.

senting the fact. I wish to call the attention of the must then seek out son:e other correr of the globe. reader to the testimony relating to this charge. It

where, with a new set of patrons, and rennovated The jury retired about 10 o'clock in the seems that the sheriff had been furnished with a list hopes, he can, for a while, save himself from starof names at Spencer's office, not, i.ideed, by Spencer

vaiion, by that most ignoble, most abominable, most evening, and agreed on a verdiêt about hiinself, but by his partner and his clerk. That this

detestable of trades - PUBLIC LYINC! one, the next morning. For the Plaintiff,

was a list of the particular grand-jury in question One hundred and twenty Dollars.

does not appear ; but it was a list of men ubo acre I bougb the deputy bad forgotten the purport ni

not exempt from serving on juries, and at least one bis conversation will ke defendant, I bave not yet (Fool vs. Crofwell next weck.]

on the list was summoned for the grand jury. That forgotten it, nor sball I ever forget it.

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