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the public mind was poiloned with incor. || trative of my true meaning, "is better! Rio Perdido would raise the American corect accounts and obnoxious conclufions :

otlours they should be supported. No, fr, under such circumstances I believed then, honor I defy him to deny them ; and leave it is nor true, although given under oath by and I believe now, it was not

to your consideration, Sir, if it had been || Mr. Jacklon, that I had received fuch a right but also my duty to check the tor. my intention to persuade a person to an letter. I only told him in the way of conrent of impressions as contrary to truth as improper conduct I would have been to | verfation, and not tor any other purpose to the interest of my country. Being ve. awkward, as to bring the sentiments ot, the wha:ever, tliat there were in Philadelphia Ty well acquainted with the great influ. mort scrupulous honor betore iis eyes ; || one'or two letters from New Orleans, men. ence of public opinion in a popular gov. it is then evident that Mr. Jackson has || tioning the above account: I never in. ernment, as is that of the United States, || perveried the meaning of the compensa- | tormed him I had received oné, as in real. with a just intention of bringing the fub lion offered, and this is the more ridico. iiy this was not the cale': that such letter or jects of dilcussion under a forcible point of lous as the only thing which in rigour was letters, under the above mentioned date, view, which had been carefully cancealed | contemplated by me was the meclianical ho

have been written from New Orleans, is and prelenting them to the public eye un part of his office, that is the priņung 'of my a fa&t known by some people in the city: der new alpeets, and apprehending that the publications. !! could be appreñended | I myfy have seen one of them, directed editors who diad previously espoused a par. ibat a foreign min fter would risque an in to a very respectable perion in Philadel. ly on the question would refule to intertrigue to bribe directly or indirectly a high phia, and if authorised by him I would in their papers my intended publication, 1 l officer of a Crown, depository of the lethonglic that Mr. Jackson, among others, crets of itate and director of its measures, declararion I am convinced of the faldhood would not perhaps have the reluctance bribe Mr. Jackson, the Ediger of a of the aflertion, and persuaded that calumwhich I anticipated in the former: - "I re. Il newspaper whose sheets are scarcely to be nies can be invented and propagated with quelled him to call upon me, and having I feen across the waters ofthe Schuylkill and the fame facility in New Orleans as they acceded to my reqelt

, aller a defultoryhe Delaware, without a place in the Goy are done in Philadelphia. conversation about the news of the day, ofernment, without personal influence, to 55* This, fir, is the history of this transacMr.Pinckney having called for his pairports | bribe him for the lypographical publication, ridiculously magnified by Mr. Jack(my apprehenlions of the ralh nep) and I tion of ideas which were nor his own, bylon, who has presented it to the public the detriment which would arise" trom sheir nature perfectly harmless and legal, is with as much lolemnity, as if he had disa a war between two nations invited by their a conjecture only to be fuggefted by a wick covered the gun powder plot, or the con. Teciprocal interests to ihe preservation of led heart or a miserable, head. I repeat

ed heart or a miserable head. I repeat 1piracies of Fielque and of Bedmar-all peace, I told him he could do more good that the only apprehended retusal of the the heinous crime is, that I wished to make to his country by advocating peace, than Editors who had espoused a side of the are, with decency and decorum, of the in. by the warlike principles he was proclaim- question contrary to my ideas determined conteftible right I porefs of self defence, ing in his paper. I dwelt a while upon this me to call on the said W. Jackson ; but I applying it to iny tovereign and to any topic and finished by bringing forward the altho' I consider him a man of some tal-country ; the intended elucidations have only object of our meeting, and telling himents, he is highly deceived it he supposes fince appeared in bther papers under the that it so difpofed, I could give to him for I could mistake his pen for the key to the fignature of Graviora Manent, and by the publication, explanations and elütidations temple of Janus.

perucal of those essays, you may easily judge which could noi fail to be favorable to the Where is then what he so very politely it their contenis are of a nature to bribe cause of peace, and that for his trouble he || is pleased to term my infamous purpose? Mr. Jackson with any acknowledgment, would have the acknowledgment that would Is it in the elucidations or explanations as he declares in his evidence, or it there be proper; those were my only words upon proposed ? Surely not, as he knew very litt is in them to be 'tound á fingle exprellion this head in all the course of our conversa. lile of them, and even if known shey were contrary to the respect due to the govern. tion. 'In this offer I had in view but the perfe&tly, innocent. Was it in their ten. ment or to this country : the use I have just compensation which is due to an edi. dency that is imposible, when their obu made of the liberty of the press cannot be tor of a newspaper, full of advertisements ject was by his own confeffion the peace disputed without attacking the conftitution, as Mr. Jackfon's, for the room that my in and advantage of our two countries, was as ihe law does not consider in its salutary tended eslays would have occupied in his it in the attempt of publishing them ? it is restrictions the publisher but the publica. Gazeite, or reward for his labour if he was demonstrated ibat in such circumstances Ition, and if this does not infringe the law, to take upon himself to couch my ideas in have not only the right, but it was even it would be a criminal attempt to refrain a more correct language than I could do it my duty to do it; was it in the tender of any person in the United Siates from the myself. Surely the honor of a man who is the compensation ? it is evident there was exercise of this sacred right; this is, Sir,

in the habit of retailing the space of his no more indelicacy in this proceeding than what was intended to be done and has since -paper by lines should not be hurt at a jift there is in the offer or the present of a fee been done by me: my means have been

compensation which was offered, when it to a lawyer or to a physician ; where is just and legal, my oljeet pure and benev. was questioned of occupying some col. then the offence to Mr. Jackson's honor or olent, and can only give offence but to umns of it; and Mr. Jackson is less ex. to the rights of his country ?

persons, who, groaning under pique and cusable in the perversion of my meaning It Mr. Jackson has proceeded with a disappointment, establill their expiring (converting under oath a mere surmise of culpable levity and affirming under oath bopes of retrieving their Chattered fortunes his into the affirmation of a lact) as I re. that he had penetrated my infamous pur. on the publis calamities of a war, for fucks peatedly told him, " Sir, this is not a di, pole when it is evidens he had completely persons the doftrine of advocating peace plomatic intrigué, it is a plain cafè, and mistaken it, he bas been not less incorrect cannot be but high treason. if there was anything difhonorable in it I in afferring upon oath that I had mention I would have demanded from this gojould be tie lat man to propose z', and ed to him to have myself saceived a lettervernment the punishment of the said Jackyou would be the last man to whom it from New Orleans, which stated that there il fan, for the offence of converting a mere would be proposed by me.

was a letter at that place in MrJefferfon's furmise of his into the affirmation of a tact, Why M. Jucklin has cmitted in his hand-writing, which declares that it the li and employed under his perverted idea an afli lavit'hese expressions of mine, fo illus feuilers beiween the Misillippi and the infamous and defamatory language, isat i

etto, and over fet her withm one hundred

not anticipated that when the particulars We continue to receive accounts of dif Well convinced, by cruel experience, of this letter Mall be known to the public afters by the late gales. We do not exag. and by the history of nations, that a peoI fall he completely avenged by the sever- gerate when we say, that our whole coal is ple cannot be properly governed bol by ity of his feelings.

Tined with wrecks, goods, &c: which were one man; and that he only is worthy of Alihough the vindication of my conduet driven on more. The number ol lives and the preference who, by bis íervices, hisio. exclusively belongs to my King and go. I quantity of property lost at sea and on shore Ayence, and his talents has known how to vernment, a favorable opinion of the good is immense.

consolidate the edifice of our indepen. people of America is far Irom being indif The wreck of the Schooner Liberty, of 1 dence and of liberty : ferent to me. For ihe reason and for the Egg-Harbor was driven on Thore at Kewha Considering that, after so long, a series degree of interest and importance that the land, Ş. C, and it is fupposed that her of misfortunes and of vicissitudes, it is ne. circulation of the President's letter has im- | captain (Sweetzer) and every person on cessary to assure the guaranty and safety pressed into this affair, I have this conde. board perished.

of the citizens in a manner durable aod scended publicly to notice an incorrect af. The fame fate it is believed, has befallen || irrevocable, and that the most certain fidavit with unjust and abominable conclu. the brig Experiment, Capt Palmer, and method of attaining this obj:et is to hel. fions. crew, of Charleston.

tow upon the only chief capable of repre. With sentiments of high consideration, I have the honor to be, Sir, · Dispatches from Spain by Mr. Dalton, Il Senting and of governing the nation wor.

thily an auguft and sacred title, which will Your most obedient humble lerv't. have been received at the office of the Sec.

concentrale in him the forces of the state, EL MARQUIS DE CASA YRUJO. retary of State. The contents of these disa

will be imposirg abroad, and will be the Jasks Madison, Esq.

patches, if we are correctly informed, are pledge of tranquility and prosperity at Washington 08. 2, 1804.

important, but their nature and tendency:il home.

we know not. From certain circumsfah? P.S. I have reserye) to the last what Mr.

Conlidering that the title of Governor. ces we are however induced to conjecture General, heretofore confided on the citi. Jackson has mistakenly introduced to im.

that they are' of a pacific aspect. ply that I had afi'umed a contemptuous More than two months since, we had, press in a fatisfactory manner, the general

zen 7:en Faques Desalines, does not ex. Hyle by refusing to term the admıniftra | from certain hints given us, fome caufe to wishi, as it supposes a secpndary power de. tion, " the government."

believe that attempts were making by nego-pending upon a foreign authority, whole On this head I am particularly desirous

ciation for ceding Louisiana to the Span yoke we have shaken off forever: of vindicating myself, as it is so foreign to

iards 'in exchange for the Floridas and the my disposition--In truth, during the de.

Without having any longer regard to Ifland of New Orleans, 'the Uničed States

constant and obftinate relufal of Citizen bates of Congress in 1798, I learnt the dif.

to receive a certain sum of money to boot. Jean Jaques Deffalines, to accept the ference between the iwo terms, and in

It is not itn poffible that these difparches may speaking to Mr. Jackson, I mentioned the

power which had been delegated to him relate to such negociation! adminiftration and added not to say go

by the people, and the army at the epoch

[Washington Federalift:) of the declaration of our independence ; vernment, thereby meaning to distinguish

such refusal being contrary to the inter. between the administration and the three

The violent fquall which occurred about branches of the Legislature which consti

efts, the wishes, and the welfare of this 8 6,clock yefterday morning, drove the tute the gavernment --Thus this apparently. Ship Fortune from her fasts at the Lazar. We confer upon the said citizen Tean disrespeálful language: evinces, only the cautious precision of a foreigner,

Jaques Delalines, the title of EMPE. yards of the wharf.Three of the pallen. So many miscontructions, it hey had not

ROR OF HAYTI, and the right of chu. gers been given upon oath, I could not have | drowned. -Tko were fathers of families

who 'happened to be on board were

ling and nominating his fucceffor. fuspected of being accidental.

We desire that this free expression of by this accident left deftitute, in a country

nur hearts, already called for by the peo[Major Jackson's reply to the Marquis, will be with the habits; customs, inanners, and lan.

sle, be offered to its sanction with the least given in our next.]

guage of which they are inaequainted. delay, and receive its prompt and entire The vessel arrived from Embden more

execution by a decree from the senare, than a fortnight ago after a tedious passage which hall be extraordinarily convcked of 90 days during which 20' perfonis had tor that purpose, perished of a contagious fever, generated A Port-au-Prince, 25th January 1804, by her erowded staie and of which forty: the firm of the independence of Hayti.

one, including the Captain, were landed ill (Signed) Vernet, minister of Finances ; Be it our weekly, task, on her arrival.

Clerveaux'; Christophe, commandant of To note the passing tidings of the times.

[Philadelphia Paper.] the division of the North ; Perion; Gi. >>soortečie ki

bard, and Geffrard, commandant of the Wonination of the Emperor of Hayti, diviGon of the South, Generals ol Division Hudson, October 23

27. 7. DESS LINES.

and counsellors of State-together with

We, Generals of the army of Hayti, upwards ot 300 officers, A'i ne ship; called the West Point, about 500 Desirous of consecrating by an authentong burthen, was lamelyeds ferim Mh Cheneys | tic aĉt the wish of our heart," and to an Firdi year of Independence, ship yard ia this city, on Thursday lastoz o swer to the frongly pronounced will of

Ai Dellalines, Feb. 1a IHis stated in the srutheri papers that Mt. Eur the people of Higi;

THE GOV. GEN. OF HAYTI, has lately arrived at Savannah, Georgial

Perfuaded that the fupreme authority To the generals of the Army, and to the ki'. 4, SINN

fhould be undivided, and that the interef Civil and Military Authorities, organs The late storm has done considerable damage in Boston, and its vicinity. Some particulars will be of the country' requires the reins of the of the people: given hereafter.

administration to be placed' in the hands CITIZENS,

of him who unites the confidence, the af Ilany consideration joftifies in my light Mr. Pichon, Charge. Affuirs, Consul General of France to this couni Inkas been appointed by the

fe&tions and the love of his fellow-citi the august tiile which your confidence conEmperor a Member of the Legion of Honor. zens :

fers upon me, it must be no doubt my zeal

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to watch over the welfare of the Empire, 1 ty, when the qualities requilite for govern- ||]ments, appear to be above 8,000,oool. fier. and my good will to consolidate our encer ing well thall not be found united in thelling. prize ; an enterprize that will impress up same person : : very often the head which | The Courts in addition to the above on the nations least friendly to liberty, not conceals the fiery impetuofity of youth, bounty to the officers and crew, have rethe opinion that we are a berd of revolted contributes more efficaciously to the happi- || Solved, that the usual gratuity of zol, and a Naves, but that we are men who have ness of his country than the cool and expension from the Popular Fund shall be founded our independence to the prejudice perienced head of bidlage, who témporis.' | granted 10 the nearest relative of the leamen of that consideration which powers never es in those moments when temerity alone concede to people who like us are che au- is féasonable. :15 saatioj rois, Wednesday night Moniteurs to the 5th thors of their own liberty, who have had It is on these conditions that I am your ins. were received, but they bring very fitno occafion' to beg for foreign affittance to | Emperor ; and woe to bim who shall car. kle intelligente. Bonaparte continued on break the idol to which we were facrificing. I ry upon the doorsteps of a throne: elevated the Coast as late as the oft inft. reviewed the

Tha vidol, like Satura, devouredi qosby, tha gratitude of his people any other | Troops defined for the invasion of this children, and we have crampled it under sentiments than those of a father and ot a Country: he was at Amb letuse on that day. our teet s but let us not efface, those re. ltamita .. or miri,

Private Letters have been received by membrances which the recovery of aur : (Sigoed) DESSALINES. ithe Hamburgh Mail, which state, that the misfortunes has imprinted on our hearts By the Guy. Gen., Buifiond TonerreFrench, having failed in their attempts to They will be powerful prefervatives against D'AgjGencraife a loan in Bremen, had actually block. the surprizes of our enemies, and will for.

aded that Ciiy, and had threatened, if the tify us again all idea of indulgence to them.

GREENOCK, AUG. 21.' money was not immediately adyanced, to If the fober pallons make common men, Since our last, very little has occurred raise it by Military execution. half meatures will arrest the rapid march of material public importance. Invasion Application has also been made to the of revolutions.

cortinues to be the order of the day, oni city of Lubeck for a loan, which has been Since, therefore, you have judged it er. both sides of the Channel. The Emperor retused. Theie outrages of the Fiench sential to the inierell of the flate that I is embarking and disembarking on the one must accelerate that Contederacy of the should accept the rank to which you ele. lide; whilst our ilustrious Commander in Northern Powers of which Bonaparte vate me, by ji poling upon me this new Cisiet, is equally busy, in reviewing and seems to feel such an apprehension ; and buri hen, I contract no new obligations tv leumg in array, on the other.

the circumstance ol. Louis XVIII having wards my country :(I have long since made It appears that the fleet under Lord Nellett Warsaw leads us to suppose that the it every sacrifice); but I feel that a great fon, has been annoying thę enemy near Emperor of Ruflia will very foon take a er a more holy duty binds me : I feel I say, Marseilles. The attempi made by them in that tought to conduct rapidly our tenter their accounts, to disguise che tact, only prize to its termination, and by wile laws, tends to confirm it. He has captured and favourable to our habits, so that every cit. burnt 5 Genuese ships ; and takeo poffel.

The Haell. izen may march within its liberty without Sion of the largest ot.che Hieres Islands to infringing upon the rights of others, and the south of Toulon, with 1890 men and 48 without injuring the authority which

pieces of cannon, and eliablith d there an watches over the general happiness. hospital for 600 Cailors. The fleet of Ad

In sh rt by accepting this burthen, as hea. miral Nelson uff Toulon consists of 27 fail. vy as it is honorable, I take charge of the fum total of good or evil, which may resultrom

LONDON, AUG 17: my administration ; but do not forget that The Court of Directors of the East India it is in the most sturmy rime that you con. House have voted the following tums 10 fide to my care, the helin of the vellel of

The Captains, Oficers, and seamen of the the Itare. China fleet, for their gallant conduct in

In this city, on Tuesday last, Mr. DANIEL RocI am a földier ! War has ever been my beating off the French Squadron under Ad:

ERS, aged 39 years. portion, and as long as the cruelty, the bar miral Linois :

At New-Hartford, Conn. Mrs. Lucy Jerome, barity, and avarice of our enemies bring To capt. Dance 2000 guineas and a

consort of the Rev. Amasa Jerome, and daughter them to our shores, I will justify your niece of plaie value 200 guineas; capt. of Lieutenant-Governor Treadwell, in the 24.1 choice ; and, combating at your head, I Tiinens 1000 guineas, plate 100 capt. ihall prove that the iille of

General, M. ffatt, 500, plate 100 capts. Henry,

At New Orleans, HOARE BROWSE TRIST, Col. will be honorable io me. Wilson, Farquharson, Torin, Clarke, Man.

lector of that port. The supreme ránk to which you elevate

ton, Wordsworth, Kirkpatrick, Hamilton, At Owego, on the 30th ult. Dr. SANUEL TINK. me, cells in that I am become the father of Farrer, Pendegrals, Brown," Larkins, and my leilow.citizens, of whom I was the de. Luckner, 500 each, plate 50 ; chief offi.

At South-Kingston, R. I. the Hon. SAMUEL J. fender ; but the father of a family of war. cers 150 guineas; second do. 125; third,

Potter, one of the Senators in Congress from riors 'never fuffers the sword to sleep if he fourth, pursers, and surgeons 8o; filth, withes to transmit his valor to his descen. l fixth, Turgeonsmates, boatswains, gun. dants and to innure them to battles. ners, carpenters, so each ; midshipmen zo,

It is to you, generals and military men, other petiy officers, 13; Teamen, ordinary who are lo alcend after me to fupreme I reamen, and servants, 6.

To Correspondents. rank, that I address myself; happy ihat 1 Lieutenane Fowler,* passenger' in the can transınie my authority to those who have | Camden, Captain Dance, for ihe services If « PETER Pallet," 'williay down his per. thed their blood or iheir country, I re. le rendered, 300 guineas for a piece of

cil for a moment, and read the queer production of nounce, yes, I

GALIMAUFRY HOTCHPOTC#, he will, we doubt ufage of costituing iniy power in my own The value of the fleet thus saved, on an not, readily excuse the postponement of his profile. family.

estimate made by ine Supercargoes includ. - TONY Meanweli"on Fashion, and « H," on I that never have any regard to feniori- ing the private as well as the public'iorek, 'l Friendship, teceived, and under consideration.


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dial thanks of the legal owner, as there an imaginary danger was before you ; but were at the same time, on the fame plat, -a there is now a real hazard in my ventoring considerable quantity of valuable linen to shew you the lafest way back ; there.

and dimities, which the said thief was so fore unless you will give me nine guideas MAU 91

obliging as to leave bebiod. And as a reformy: trouble-in condulling you home,

ward for his or her honcliyin not taking you may abide where you are until the Joonissi fs

the whole, FIVE DOLLARS will be next dry season."--AH replies were in paid to the person who took the shirt, on vain ; no ant could make any impresion application to this office, and no profecu- on the countryman.. Rhubarb was oblig. tion commenced against them.'!

ed. to return nine guineas ; the farmer FOR TIPE BALANCE.

landed him fafely among his gallipots, and AN agreeable man and of a merry dif the honest man got well home again, tiposition, but very poor, finding, one nighe, umphiog over inhumanity and avarice. !

Iome thieves in his house, told them, with-

out putting himself in a passion, I cannot A Chimney Sweep lately advertired for

imagine what you expect to find in my an Apprentice with this N. B. That it was Suppose we should ba ng a Gun-Boat up in verse.

house in the night time, .frnce I can find expected the Bw's Friends would keep

nothing in it myself in the day time. him in clean linen. [Lon. pap.] IN

storms of late, misfortunes great Did threat our in, fant navy :

THE German Prince Efterhazy has The laws are founcertain in France, that Gun.Boats, 'tis said,

the largest flocks of theep possessed by a. a Judge in Thbulouse decides all cales that Of going to old Davy:

ny one person in any part of the world. come before him by a pair of dice; lo

His Highness attended the Woburn sheep-tbat a bribe is called a loaded dice. But Number One for saf ety run, shearing in 1804, when he asked the Duke

,[Ibid.] And lodg'd upon an island,

of Bediorc "of what number his flock Where safe from harm, and war's alarm,

confilled 7" His Grace replied, “ 600." A German Writer fays-BON APARTE'S She lay in dock on dry land.

" What number of Shepherds ?." The an. character is included in the monosyllable

(wer was "one.”' Probably," says the selt: he is felf-conceited, self-important, As yet 'twas dark, and this arm'd ark

Duke, "your Highness may have a flock | Yelf-created, and self"ih in all his actions. Lay snugly inoor'd till morn, sir,

on your estate.", " Yes," replied the il. No dove was sent-but si!amen went luftrious foreigner, “I have in Saxony ;

[Ibid.] And brought a leaf.....of corn, sir.

it consists of 150,000 sheep and for the Though there was not an oli ve brought, due management of which I keep' 800 TERMS OF THE BALANCE, Ot peace there was a teke: 1;. Thepherds !"

FOR 1804. For sure while they in comfields lay,

To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and Fifty No truces could be broken. IN a great freshet, a farmer's wité was

Cents, payabie quarterlys taken in labor, and no perfon proper to al To those who receive them by mail, Two Dol. In days of old, as we are told, lift her living nearer than seven miles the

ars, payable in advance. Our Lord High Admiral, sir,

good husband rode with the utmost speed To those who take their papers at the office, in Took the same way l'avoid th'affray,

io Dr. Rhubarb, whom he begged instantly bundlef, or otherwise, a deduction from the city And found it answer'd well, sär.

to go to his wile.' The doctor being a || price wir be made.

known one, declared, though his usual see I'll bet a groat that this same boat,

A handsome Title Page and Table of Contents was two guineas, at fuch a distance, when As great her danger counting,

will accompany the last number of the volume. no danger appeared yet now (said he) I Would, in her fight, have gain'd a height must go at the iminent hazard of my life, I

| Advertisements inserted in a handsome and con As safe as Carter's mountain. Thall not budge one toit, unless you agree

spicitous manner, in the Advertiser which accompa

nies the Balance. And when pursu'd by men of blood,

to give me ten guineas. The farmer in Would manage the same way, sir ; vain remonftrated on his inability to per: And as she run, would firë no gun, form such a demand, Rhubard was in.

NOTE: Save only her stern.chaser.

flexible. The 'honest countryman's love TAG. to his Joan rose above every objection,

The first and second Volumes of the Balance and he al

last engaged to raise the money may be had on the following terms they got to the larm-house through much First Volume-unbound

S2 difficulty, and in an hour or two the doc.

-Secoud Volunie,

$ 2, 50 Diversity. tor presented the matter of the house with

Botó Volumes, a fine boy, and demanded his exorbitánt

S4 tee which the farmer immediately gave If bound, the price of binding (either 'plain or el WE copy the following very fingular him and drank each a glass of ale to the egant) will be added. -- An unbound volume may be advertisement from the Poughkeephe Ba. boy's welfare. --By this time the flood was sent to any post-office in the state for 52 cents postrometer of the ad inft. We think the ad. l greatly increased and real danger threaten

greatly increased and real danger threaten- | age; or to any post-office in the union for 78 cents vertiser discovers an uncommon spirit of ed, the doctor in his reiurn ; on which generoficy by offering the thief a reward (not being at all acquainted with the way) for bis HONESTY.

he entreated the farmer to lose no time in Advertisement.--The THIEF who condu&ting him back. *..

" My friend, (says HARRY CROSWELL, took a Linen Shirt from a grass-plat, near the farmer) you would not come to help

Warren-Street, Hudson. the centre of this villiage, on the night of my wife, who was io real distress, unleis the 24th ult, will pk.eto receive the cute I promised to give ten guineas, when only




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But you are undoubtedly impatient to when he first entered my shop, he pretende Original.

know something of my illuftrious cufto. ed that his veneration of Truth had

mer. He entered my shop and addressed brought him there. We were unacquaintHither the products of your closet-labors bring,

me fo familiariy, that I contess he made a ed, and he introduced himielt by flattering Enrich our columns, and instruct mankind.

favorable impression. His countenance me, and by professing the greatest regard was disguised in a smile, and as he shook for the first of virtues. But on the firft intia me by the hand, I thought the grasp be- mation that bis frail mask was to be remov. spoke friendship. " I am told, Mr. Pal ed, and his real qualities expoled, how did let," said he, “ that you hold the pencil he tremble! Oh, hypocrisy! diffimulation ! of Truth; and as I venerate the truth a. Would to God it'were not dangerous for bove all things, I have come to be your the pencil of Truth to paint thee in thy cullomer." This declaration taken in

proper colours. connection with his smiles and complai On returning to my shop, my customer FOR THE BALANCE.

lance, left me no room to doubt that he told me, that be merely wanted his profile

was a fit subject for my Reflector. So || drawn; and he took his position on the THE LIMNER.

much goodness, thought I, ought to be floor for the purpose. I requested him to

fully exhibited for the benefit of mankind. I warn the other side of his face towards me, MR. EDITOR,

"'I am extremely happy to find, sir,” said as the light would then strike more favor.

1, " that, in these degenerate times, there ably. "No, Mr. Pallet," faid he, “I Y

is at least one man, who is not afraid to have an ugly scar, a kind of mark, on that My shop has attracted the attention of

appear in transparency.” It was meant Gide of my face, which will not appear some great men, and I have already had a as a compliment, Mr. Editor; but what well; indeed, it would look like a blemish customer of high standing. But I find was my astonishment when I observed its on the picture." This reason was satis. that I must proceed with great caution: | cffc pon my customer. At first, all tacory, and I proceeded to sketch the outfor like other men, I am extremely liable colour fled froin his face-he turned as lines of his face as he stood. But how dif. to be deceived by appearances. I find, pale is death. Then a blush flew over his

pale *s death. Then a blush flew over his ferent was this face from that which first too, ihat I have not gained a single friend countenance, and he exhibited every mark entered my shop. That was all smiles. or advocate by advertising my skill in of shame and confusion. I felt little less

This was all frowns. Indeed, I do not transparent painting : Indeed, I have confused myself, and immediately made, think there was ever more seriled maligni. heard it roundly aflerted that the pair of Come frivolous excuse and stepped out of cy expressed in a man's countenance. The portraits which I have exhibited, are noth.

the shop. I would have given the carn. profile being completed, he cast his eye ing fhort of transparencies, although they ings of a week, that my well-meant, tho? upon it, and remarked with a sneer, that it were executed as mere oil-colour paint. ll unlucky compliment, had never escaped was more like a caricature than a true ings. To tell you the plain fact, Mr.

Had I, aç this moment, viewed likeness. I replied that I had seldom been Editor, my pencil of Truth, is so far prel- myself in my Refledor, I should have dif more successful, particularly in a profile. erable to any other in my shop, that I can covered that a little insincerity of heart, He inailed, that it was no likeness, and not readily content to lay it aside. It de and a little indiscretion of the head, had

begged that it right be altered, so that the Jineates with so much ease and accuracy, brought me into this disagreeable predica.

countenance might express more mildness all the visible lines and marks, all the

And if I could have seen my cus. and honefly. I declined making any al. shades and changes, that it almost exhibits comer through the same medium, what a teration, He endeavoured to enforce the quality of the head and heart, in the heart would have been presented to view ! compliance by the offer of extra, pay ; but simpleft outside sketch.

How hollow ! how false ! how corrupt ! || all to no purpose. Finding that I was im.


my lips.


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