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as far as they went. Perhaps they did as I ever, to suppose that this was his belief,

much as could be done with safety. Per than to suppose that he is unlriendly to Is our Commerce worth proteiling ?

haps the public sentiment was too strong commerce, and has no desire to afford it to be resifted. I very well recollect that protection : But various facts and

the rearing of a very small navy, raised a circumstances, might be adduced to HIS is an important question, || very great clamor; and had considerable Thew, that the latter is the most probable. and ought to be decided, before we can influence in bringing about the change in Whatever might have been Mr. Jefferwith propriety, proceed to animadvert on the administration. But, if the honest and fon's belief or motives, we do find that, certain recent events which have taken well.meaning portion of the democratic for the want of our little navy, insults place in this country. For my part, I have party, were then made to believe, that a and aggressions are daily heaped upon us ; never hesitated to maintain the affirma- || Navy is of no use, they are, before this but we do not find, that Mr. Jefferson has tive ; and taking it as a simple question, ll time, convinced of their error. The lit as yet taken any proper Ateps to prevent the abftracted from all party motives and pre- || tle navy, reared by the federal administra- || repetition of them. judices, I presume that I am supported in tion, proved to be of the utmost impor Scarcely a southern mail arrives, that my opinion by at least nine tenths of the

tance to our commerce. It scoured from does not bring an account of some new in. citizens of the United States. It is unne.

our coast, a gang of lawless priva- | fult offered to our commerce by the British cessary here to descant on the advantages teers and free-booters, that had been prey. || frigates which have, for some time, been of commerce : They are seen they are ing upon our commerce, plundering our lying off the harbor of New York. They felt--they are acknowledged. Our nation merchants, and abusing (and, in some in. fire at, and bring to, American vessels owes, in a great measure, its prosperity- | Nances, massacreiag) our seamen. It af bound in or out-overhaul their papers, the metropolis of this state, its greatness ; || forded an efficient convoy to whole fleets

forded an efficient convoy to whole fleets || impress their men, and, in some instances, and thousands of our citizens, their aftu

of merchant vessels, and kept even the pi- | put a prize-mafter on board, and order ence, to the benefits of commerce. Com

rates of the Mediterranean at bay. them for Halifax. The following spirited merce draws wealth from abroad from the

It is to be regretted that this little navy, remarks on this subject, are from the Even most distant countries--from the very bo.

now so much wanted, has been principally | ning Put :som of the ocean ; and pours it, with a

sacrificed at the shrine of popularity. A A dispute has been carrying on in some lavish hand, into the pocket of the far

navy, that was the means of saving to the l of our morning papers about the precise mer, the mechanic and the merchant. It

revenue more money than the whole ex. distance from the shore that these outrages contributes, at the same time, more than

pence of supporting it, has been fold by have been committed, one fide contending any thing else, to the maintenance of our

the successors of the federal administra it was within a league, the other that it was revenue and the support of our govern. tion, and the pitiful sum which it brought not: This dispute seems to have arisen ment.

at auction, put into the treasury, to make a from a supposition that it depended on the Commerce, then, I coniend, is worth Thew on the credit side of the Secretary's || distance from the shore whether the proprote&ting ; and I also contend, that a wise, report, and to swell Theodorus Bailey's || ceedings on the part of the British were prudent and upright government, will miserly list of savings.

correct or not ; a suppostion altogether never permit it to go unprotected. It is Whether Mr. Jefferson really thought, || foreign to the question. We hold the law now, and ever has been, my opinion, tha. that, under his mild reign, foreign powers of nations, striatly to be fufficient attention has not been paid to would cease to injure us—whether he tho't “ First. That no ships or vessels of war this subject, since the organization of our that reason and philofophy would be a more may lie in wait for, nor take means to government. The federalifts undoubted

efficient protection than force and energy, learn what enemy's vessels are expected to ly deserve grea: credit for their exertions, I cannot tell. It is more charitable, how arrive ; and in case they fould discove

them off the port, they may not go out to to naval ellablishments on a great scale ; || vinced by the former administration. But, capture them; and it they attempt thev always declaring them an engine of state putting every idea of řepelling by force may be compelled by the forts or ihips of fraught with great danger," and have, there. war to return into port.

out of the question, we cannot learn that lore, “ introduced various economical reSecond. They may not conceal them. torms," but whenever it was neceilary, any thing has been done by our president. felves in the bottoin of bays and gulphs, they have always stood ready to“come for Indeed; if we are correâly intormed, there nor behind the heads of lands and small ward with promptness and spirit to vindi is scarcely an executive officer at present islands of a neutrai country, for the pur. Cate our violated rights and interests, "since,

at the seat of government. All are absent pose of surprising and capturing [even] | I say,such is the theory & such the practice, enemy ships ; ----they ought not in any man. we shall be pleased to hear that Gun boat

from duty, while our laws and the laws of ner to disturb the free and secure approach No. 2," is ordered here to watch the con nations are openly violated, our flag insult. of any velils of any nation whatever dnet of the Leander and Cambrian, espeed, our property captured, our seamen imtowards ports or UPON THE COAST OF A cially as Duane's paper appears not to have preffed, and our whole nation mocked at NEUTRAL state."-Azuni, 2. p. 326. the effc et in preventing capiures, which and derided. “ Such are the principles of maritime was intended by the administracion.

(SUBJECT TO BE CONTINUED.) law now recognized throughout Europe. " That our commercial friends may an. It is altogether immaterial, therefore, li ticipate with a proper degree of confidence whether these ships lie at one, two, or three | the luccour that will probably be ordered, leagues diftar.ce from the shore; for them it may not be amiss to let them know a little Editor's Closet. to lie upon the coast at all, for the purpose 1) what kind of machines these philofopical of annoying our commerce, under what. || Gun Boars are. They are informed then, ever pretext, or of difurbing the free and that according to the most accurate descrip. Correspondence." Liar,” next week. Cauta secure approach of any velle's whatever to lion we have been able to obtain, “ Gun. second expected. our port, is a flagrant infringement upon Boat No. 1,” is said to be a machine of our national sovereignty, and a grofs vio. wonderful powers and ingenuity, which has lation of the acknowledged law of pa. been contructed under Mr. Jefferson's

We can require no stronger proof of the tions. For this attack upon the rights of

selfish and ambitious views of the demoeye, and according to a model presented by our citizens, this indignity to the state and Himself. Though the accommodations for cratic party, than the various difTentions country, we have a claim on those lo sailors are not the best, yet this is a trifling into which they havę lately fallen. They whom the national administration is com obje&tion--A single gun is mounted on a act mitted. It is a high handed' wrong, de fort of " whirligig chair," such as that

" Like dogs, that figlit about a bone manding speedy and adequate redress. from which our philofoher discharges the Next to the late affair of the Cambrian, battery of his own genius. The manoer

" And play together when they're none." this transaction is the most disrespectful, in which the Gun Boat is brought into ac. Since they feel themselves completely poland contemptuous that we have yet witnel tion, is somewhat novel :--She runs down

sessed of power,-having secured the prey fed, and, in point of actual injury, is far upon the ,

enemy, until she has approached which they all scrambled for alike, they beyond it. And now the only question is, within striking distance-she then turns tail what will be the conduct of our govern. to, hoists her boom, and lets fly a heavy begin to wrangle about the division of it. ment ? Judging from what has lately hap- || shot, which is expected to end the confliét Some are so greedy that they want to grasp pened in another quarter, we may easily -If not the Gun Boat is in a filuation to every thing. All claim a little ; but ma. predict what it will be.

run away—and thereby prevent the "ef. || ny an unluckily wight, is obliged to go “ A French privateer, templed by our fufion of human blood," imbecile fituation, as these Englidh fhips

grumbling without a morsel.-They have are tempted, had been for a long time

“ Tom Trunrion," a writer in the l {plit into little factions and parties-figo blockading the harbour of Charlelton, and Charleston Courier, speaking of this new ments of factions, and parts of parties; capturing or rifling under lome pretence naval invention of our president, says, and they pursue each other with more ranor other, every American vessel that at. tempted to enter the port. Even the fish “ Gun-boats, indeed! Why they might

cor and malignity than ever they evinced ing smacks. were chased and fired, at, as well send fishing canoes, with elder in contending with their common enemy, brought to and examined and laughed at, " pop guns and pellets of hemp." the federalifts.-In Pennsylvania, these dejust as is now prači ised here. The federal

During the late administration, if it was

mocraticdiffentions seem to run the highest

. papers spoke of the outrage in a high tone

conceived that a British ship infringed any The politics of that state present to the imof complaint, and called repeatedly on the government of the United States for pro

of our commercial rights, the government agination a complete pi&ture of chaos, tection--Alter waiting till property had was vehemently called upon by the party

with Duane, like the spirit of darkness, been captured enough to build and equip a then in opposition, to declare war, withou: riding in the midft. M.Kean has a party ship of the line, and maintain her for

even an attempt to obtain redress by nego. - Dallas another Tench Coxe anotheryears, and after incuring dugrace enough ciation ; and because this was not done, it

Lieb another and half a dozen other demio faristy che humbiest and most pacific philosopher on the globe, lo! we learn

was binted, and in some instances openly 1 agogues, each his lit:le band. Then there fron a louihe:n) paper, that Gun-Boat Jeclared, that British influence, and Bri. are two grand factions--the enemies of No. 1," has failed for Charlcllon to


tish gold, rendered the arm of government Gallain compose the one, his friends the rect the p:ocedare.".

nerveless. The law of retaliation would But fince this is the plan adopted toen- justify us in throwing this charge back

other, Duane and his gang twit the Genforce a proper relpect from belligerents to.

evan ut his insurrection pranks, while the wards the Americans ; lince, as Smil into the teeth of our opponents, even if | uk fkey-hors drink whole humpers to his tells us in the govern:nental paper, “ the they had shewn as much fpirit in iepeiling helb. 1. Kentucky, Juin Bieckenridge men now in power never were friendly the aggrellions of the Eng'il, as was e (ut wlovno us have fome precivus intorma,

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We are constrained to acknowl

tion to communicate) is denounced as an ilton never fought a duel with Gen. Lee, | prison for lite, said a moft enlighteneà reapoftate ; and Matthew Lyon, than whom as allerted by Holt.

publican justice in this state.

It is a pity a more noily demagogue never lived, turns

that a similar punishment could not have tail upon his party, and threatens to ex Capt. Stargazer afferts a fashood, when been inflicted on those ufurers mentioned pose their tricks. Pierce Butler of South. he says that “ a gentleman some time last

by Rabelais, who hariged themselves be. Carolina, and Mr. Elliot of Vermont, are year attacked the Wasp printer in the street cause the price of wine and corn had fallen denounced as thirdparty men. In this and attempted to horse.whip him, but was

by the return of a gracious season. ftate, thefe dissentions, lose none of their prevented by a spectator's holding the fire by long continuance. In Virginia, whip.” No gentleman or any other perall remains tranquil; and there is no rea fon, last year or at any other time, ever at

FOR THE BALANCE. son why this should not be the cale ; for tacked and attempted to horse-whip the Mr. Jefferson has taken care to provide for printer of the Wasp, in the street or at any « The world with calumny abounds,

The whitest virtue slander wounds ; all the bawlers in that ftale. As to the de. other place. The printer of the Wasp

There are wlose joy is, night and day, mocratic printers, there are no two of once, and once only, fell into a dispute

To talk a character away ; them that draw together. They are all at with a person in the street. That person

Eager from rout ta rout they haste, loggerheads. While this work of def had no whip nor any other weapon, nor To blast the generous and the chaste, truction and flaughter is going on in the was there any other person on the spot. And, hunting reputation down,

Proclaim their triumph thro' the town." enemy's camp, the federalists may console

one. themselves with the reflection, that " when

A GOOD ONE. rogues fall out honest men come by their

E are constrained to acknowl. The following passage actually appears own."

edge she truth and applicability of the ain Cheetham's Watch.Tower :

bove quoted lines. They may be applied BEE FIBS. “ Croswell, late partner of the parfon

with great force to many different objects. [Sampson] abuses him in his paper for

And we think they are not wholly inapSome weeks fince, in animadverting on

" the concession [to Spencer) and declares plicable to a certain printer in this city, " that having told a lie he would have

who has, for several weeks, been attempte Holt's talle accounts of the late libel-fuits, " ftuck to it w the lat !"

ing to kunt down the reputation of that 1 predi&ted that the honest and candid of

great and good man General HAMILTON. Now, after reading this, if it is not ac.

It has been said by an eloquent orator and his readers, would by degrees grow weary knowledged that Cheetham has the best it is not improper to be repeated here, of his falfhoods and discontinue their pata knack at fabricating lies of any fellow in that "nothing can be more absurd than Soon after, having learnt

I will make as humble a con-

for a man to call in question the character that five of his subscribers had stopped || cellion to Spencer as he can wish. Not a

of another, when he is unable to give a their papers the same week that he pub- || word of Cheetham's paragraph is true ;

good account of his own." We shall

make no particular application of this to lished his attack on General Hamilton, I

but he will doubtless stick to it to the any one ; but leave the reader to make it mentioned the fact as proof of my former last !"

for himselt. predi&tion. If Holt should deny this fact

If the charms of sacred virtue could an hundred times, it would not alter the The American Mercury calls Ambrose save the poffeffor from the torrents of ca. truth of it. The names of these five gen- | Spencer

Spencer the best of men ;” and, about lumny and flander, we should suppose tlemen might be mentioned if there was a. the same time, I understand, the editor of

ihat that exalted man would be permitted ny necessity for it. How many others have the Mercury saw a white black-bırd.

to sumber in peace. But " the whitest

virtue" does not, in these days, protect withdrawn their names I cannot tell; but

from the envenomed fhalts of calumny. presume the number is considerable.

Where Abraham Bishop resides, and is Some of our wilest and best characters I am perfe&tly willing that Holt should known, he is generally delpiled, even by have been loaded with the most bitter reboast of the "addition" to his subscrip men of his own party ; but in this state, I proaches. And by whom ?-By men

whose characters are tion lift, when I know that it is almost dai where he never was seen, he is called by il crimes," and whose very names are a dis

Jtained with ly decreasing our democrats, “ the best of men." Thus

grace to the country which they inhavit. it fares with demagogues.

Can perions Amongst the duels in which the Bee

..." In such a base emplo; ment says Geni Hamilton had engaged, it men Pierpoint Edwards, I observe, is chair

• Feel the slightest self-enjoyment !" tions " one fought in his early youth at man of the general committee of demo

We trust not. Conscience will not afford St. Croix." As Gen. Hamilton left St. crats in Conneticut, who are about inan.

them Jelf.enjoyment after being engaged Croix; when quite a boy, perhaps 11 or ufacturing a new constitution for that state. in such an ignoble and unrighteous work 12 years


it must have been in ear. Mr. Edwards is “ the best of men." of detraction. Such perfons, possibly, ly youth indeed, that he fought this duel.

may be taught reformation by being held The ftory is too ridiculous for belief.

up to public contempt. And we think it A man who commits suicide ought to

behoves every good citizen to expose really informed, Çen. Ham. be punilhed with confinement in the fate them.


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foremost; although evidently different as

to the form of the head from the other
extremity--what I suppose the head being
longer, and of a red colour-The body of

To aid the cause of virtue and religion.
some was nearly as white as a maggot in
rew cheeles—others of the pale green co-

E X TRACT lour of the stalk of wheat. In the roots

From the Rev. E. Nott's Sermon, on the death of of those stalks, most decayed, there were


insects in a quiet or dead fate, or more
properly speaking, in a ftate of absolute

reft, and of the colour of a ripe flax feed,
though not of that shape—they were sourd-

OW are the mighty falla er and longer; but in no instance as long len! And regardless as we are of vulgar

as the live worm. I take this to be the deaths, shall not the fall of the mighty FROM THE UTICA PATRIOT.

fecond state of this destructive infect- affect us!

and that the third flate is probably a fly. " A short time since, and he who is the Rome, 25th June, 1804. The chrysalis or first remove from a worm,

occasion of our forrows, was the orna. is not lodged in the stalk of the grain, ment of his country. He stood on an To the Editor of the Patrit.

but amongst the roots, or in the first in eminence; and glory covered him.SIR, sertion of the leaves adjoining the root.

From that eminence he has fallen-sudThe destruction of the grain appears ow. denly, for ever, fallen. His intercourse AVING heard much complaint

ing to the ravages of the worm on the fine with the living world is now ended; and

and tender roots, under the Jurface of those who would hereafter find him mult among the farmers, and others, of the

the earth, and the reason that so tew are seek him in the grave. There, cold and destruction of their growing wheat by the

found in pulling up the wheat and examin lifeless, is the heart which just now was Heflian Fly-and fome from the rust or blight, as they suppose, by the easterly

ing the stalks, I imagine, is owing to the the seat of friendship. There, dim and

worm's being concealed by the dirt adher. I rightless is the eye, whose radiant and en. wini; I was led to examine my own fields, and endeavour to discover the cause of the

ing to the roots, and their being shaken livening orb beamed with intelligence; off with the dirt before the roots are ex

and there, closed for ever, are those lips, yellow and rusty appearance of my own

amined. I am led to believe ihat this is on whose persuasive accents we have so wheal; particluarly a small field of spring wheat, which at an early period, made a

new species of worm, as it has made a often and so lately hung with transport. good shew of being a fine crop; but more complete destruction of the spring

“ From the darkness which refts upon wheat than the winter wheat. I have al. This tomb there proceeds, methinks, a light which, all at once or at least in a very

ways understood that the Hessian fly was few days, seemed wholly to droop and put

in which it is clearly seen that those gaudy on the same fickly hue which I had previ.

produced from eggs laid in the young obje&ts which men pursue are only phan.

snoots of wheat in the falland that toms. In this light how dimly shines the Qully observed to the eastward of Albany,

wheat late lowed, and on highly manured (pendor of victory-how humble appears and allo in the county of Montgomery. I had never seen the 'Hellian fly, but had 1 lands, always escapes their ravages. By the majesty of grandeur. The bubble

which seemed to have so much solidily has ger.erally understood that its first appear: these worms were discovered in my winter burst: and we again see that all below the ance was that of a small white

maggot in the falk of the grain, about the first and

wheat, which was very late fown--but fun is vanity... Fecond joint, and that the falks, infested || they did it but little damage. My spring

" True, the funeral eulogy has been wheat was sown partly on land, last seawith the fly, or rather maggot, would

pronounced. The sad and solemn pro. son in corn and potatoes, and was but an

Examining easily be pulled alunder.

ceflion las moved. The badge of mourn. indifferent soi!-the rest in a small ad- ling has already been decreed, and present. some falks of my spring wheat, and find.

joining field which had been one year in ly the sculptured marble will lite up iis ing them peitearly sound, and not to be

grass, and was this spring broken up in or. front, proud to perpetuate the name of separated, except ty cutting them with a knile, and at ihe same time observing a

der to prepare the ground for planting an HAMILTON, and rehearse to the passing orchard.

traveller his virtues. yellow dust or rust on the decayed leaves, I haftily concluded that the defect in the The effect of this species of worm, on “Just tributes of respect and to the liv. grain was not owing to the Hefjian fly; wheat, is precisely the same as a mall ing useful, but to him mouldering in his but to a mildew, which had caused the white maggot, which last season, defroy narrow and bumble habitation, what are falks and leaves to grow rusty and perished my melons, particularly water melons.

ed my melons, particularly water melons, they ? ---How vain ! how unavailing! But accidentally observing that the rocis Observing that the vines died in a manner " Approach and behold--while I lift of all the laiks which I had pulled up, not to be accounted for, from the drougth, from his fepuichreits covering. Yeadmir, appeared dead and quite decayed like I pulled the vines up to oblerve it the ers of his greatness, ye emulous of his talents overrotted flax, I was led to examine them black grub worm had not destroyed the and his fame, approach, and behold him with more attention, when I found a pum. roots-when to my alionishment I found How pale ! How filent ! No mar. ber of very small uhite worms, extremely | all the large roois quite eaten through and tial bands admire the adroitness of his fine, ard very lively, which I understand through by a white maggot or worm, moremenis. No fascinated throng weesis never she case with the Hesian fly. which had caused the vincs to peril as and melt-and tremble at his eloquence! But of this circumslance (respeting the effe Qually as it they had been pulled up and - Amazing change! A shroud! a coffin ! always torpid flate of the Heffian fly) I expoled to the sun. I hope thele haliy re. a narrow fubterraneous cabin ! This is all have no personal knowelge. These worms marks inay serve to cail the altertion of that now remains of HAMILTON ! And were of different lengths, from an eighth more experienced farmers to this sub. is this all that remains of him ?-During to a fourth of an inch (as well as I could ject,

a life fo transitory, what lasting monument judge from the eye) and moved either end

P. COLT. then can our fonde it hopes erect ?

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My brethren! we stand on the borders || I however determined to try the experia

I however determined to try the experia || impute thele lines not to a petulent itch of of an AWFUL GULF, which is swallowing | ment of ashes ; accordingly had his clothes

ment of afhes ; accordingly had his clothes fcribbling, but to the mof unfeigned foliup all things human. And is there, amidí taken off, {pread some warm alhes taken

citude for the future tranquility of your this univerfal wreck, nothing flable, noth from the fire-piace, on flannel, and wrap. ll mind, and for your reputation. I sincere ing abiding, nothing immortal on which || ped the child in the flannel, with the alh. ly lament the infatuation of the times, poor, frail, dying man can faften?

és next his skin ; ordered tobacco smoke when men of such a stamp as Mr. Bur. “ Ask the hero, ask the statesman, whose to be injected into his body, and soon ap. | goyne and Mr. Howe can be seduced into wisdom you have been accustomed to re plied an addition of hot ashes direitly on lo impious and nefarious a service by the vere, and he will tell you. He will tell his bowels. After operating in this way | artifice of a wicked and insidious court you did I say? He has already told you, about eight or ten minutes, together with | and cabinet. You, Sir, muft be fenfible from his death bed, and his illumined || blowing into his mouth, to the astonish. that these epithets are not unjustly severe. {pirit still whispers from the heavens, with ment of all present, signs of life began to You have yourself experienced the wick. well known eloquence, the folemn admo- appear, water in large quantities issued | edness and treachery of this court and ca. nition. from his mouth. A potion of physic was binet. You cannot but recollect their

manæuvres in your own select committee, " Mortals ! hastening to the tomb, and given him, in about two hours, and in once the companions of my pilgrimage, 11 ewenty-four hours he was able to walk, and the treatment yourself as president re. take warning and avoid my errors-Culti- and is now entirely recovered. This suc-ceived from these abandoned men. You

cannot but recolleet the black business of vate the virtues I have recommended_|| cessful experiment ought to operate as a Choose the Saviour I have chosen-Live

caution to all who read the account not to St. Vincents, by an opposition to which diGntereftedly-Live for immortality; and

abandon too haftily to their fate those who you acquired the highest and most delerv. would you rescue any thing from final dis.

are so unforturate as to be drowned; but ed horor. I shall not trouble you with solution, lay it up in God."

to make trial of the most approved means, my opinion of the right of taxing Ameri. in circumstances where there is the least ca without her own consent, as I am alraid, pollibility of success : for it is better to from what I have seen of your speeches, make an experiment on ninety-nine per. that you have already formed your creed

son's and fail of success, than fuffer one to upon this article ; but I will boldly affirm, Hesuscitation.

perilh who might be restore to life. had this right been established by a thouSOLOMON ROCKWELL.

fand Itatutes, had America admitted it

from time immemorial, it would be the From tbe CONNECTICUT COURANI. l'incheier, 13th of July, 1804,

duty of every good Englishman to exert Messrs. HUDSON & GOODWIN,

his 'utmoit to divest Parliament of this

right, as it must inevitably work the sub. IF you judge the following account

version of the whole empire. The malawill subferve the cause of humanity, Miscellany. dy under which the staie labours is indir. please to give it a place in your


putably derived from the inadequate re. per.

presentation of the subject, and the valt Living near the outlet of the great [Tke celebrated letters of Junits, have been repond so called in this town, where the wa.

cently ascribed to General CHARLES Lee; and we

pecuniary influence of the crown. To ter for the use of mills is carried a con.

have seen, in the southern papers, much ingen- add to this pecuniary influence and incom. siderable distance in the public highway

ious speculation on the subject; but, as yet, noth

petency of representation, is to insure and ina canal and trough, and in a neighbor.

ing satisfactory has appeared. - To the judges of precipitate our deftru&ion. To with any hood pretty thickly, settled, and children

style, we refer the following' genuine copy of Gen. addition can scarcely enter the heart of a playing about the stream having some.

Lee's letter to Gen. Butgøyne, on his arrival at

citizen who has the least spark of public iimes fallen into the water and been expo

Boston. Let those who are competent decide, virtue, and who is at the same time capa. fed to drowning, induced me to attend to

whether this letter discovers the hand of Junius, ble of seeing consequences the moft imor whether the letters of JUNIUS, discover the

mediate. I appeal, Sir, to your own con. the account which have been published of

hand of Gen. LEE.

Edit. Bal.) science, to your experience and knowl. the means used to restore life to drowned peaple, and to make the subject a matter

edge of our court and parliament; and I Note. Gen Lee served in Portugal under Gen. Burgoyne request you to lay your hand upon your of enquiry and attention. Amung the va

heart, and then answer with your usual in. riety of methods recommended, I was in. duced to believe, from the surprising ef

Philadelphia, July

, 7th, 1775.

tegrity and trankness, whether, on the sup.

pofition America should be abje&t enough tect of alhes in restoring drowned fowls MY DEAR SIR,

io submit to the terms imposed, you think to life, that the application would be as WE have had twenty different accounts efficacious when applied to drowned per

a (ingle guinea raised upon her, would be of your arrival at Boston, which have applied to the purpose (as it is oftentatiously fons, as any I had heard suggested. On been regularly oontradicted the next morn. held out to deceive the people at home) of Monday, the gih instant, a child of Mr. ing ; but as I now find it certain that you | easing the mother country? Or whether Caleb Musfon, about fifteen months old,

are arrived, I shall not delay a single in. l you are not convinced that the whole they was taken out of the water apparently ftant addressing myself to you. It is a du could exact would be applied solely to heap dead. From the place where it fell in, it

iy I owe to the friendfhip I have long fin ll up still further the enormous fund for cor. had floated down the stream about fixty cerely protefled for you; a triend thip to ruprion which the crown already poffefies, feet in a swift current through a gate' which you have the strongeft claims from and of which a most diabolical use is made. hole in the bottom of the mill-trough, the first moments of our acquaintance.- || Oa these principles I say, fir, every good where the water falls fix feet, and was There is no man from whom I have re. Englishman, abstracted of all regard for found lodged in trash under water. It

Ii ceived so many teftimonies of efteem and America, muft oppose her being iaxed by must have been in the water at lealt fifteen affection; there is no mab whole esteemi he British Parliainent; for my own part I minutes, and it was the univerlal opinion and affection, could, in my opinion have ar convinced that no argument (not totally of those present, that any attempt to re done me greater honor. I entreat and bhorrent from the spirit of liberiv and ilie More it to life would be totally unavailing...conjure you therefore, my dear Sir, to ". British confiration can be produc...

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