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By making them independent both as What a fortunate man! To be stripped of || Washington placed unlimited confidence to support and tenure of office.

your property--doomed to imprisonment | --this man had the presumption to deliver What is meant by this ?

--no mercy to be expected---no indul. in our Supreme Court. an argument in your That their support be ample, and that gence to be hoped for, unless you would favor, that conlounded democrats, and they hold their office during good behav- take up arms against conscience, and wage funk them into insignificance. It was iour.

war against truth. Your prospect might -logic--it was pathos-it was sublimity-in Would not the general principles of e.

then brighten, and you might then expect short, it was the language of truth. The quily applied by able and upright men, to see yourself raised to a level with Clieet blaze of his genius delighted, iilumto cases as they arise, answer all the pur. ham and Duane.

inated and melied. The leaders of our polis of law ?

It is time, sir, to oppose the despotism | party yielded to the.aristocracy of talents. They would not ; the measure of right, of truth. Fi&ion has delighted in all ages. It is true, sir, we do not plume ourselves in such case, would not be common ; il

She gives scope to invention and iinagina. much upon our talents. We glory in our would not be fixed ; it would not be tion. She charms-lhe captivates porery. The Federalifts may boast of known; it would be subject to whim, ca Let us embrace her cause, and vindicate men of great and comprehensive minds. price, and prejudice ; to which all men her honor. Now is the time for the vota. The objects of our pursuit, do not require are, more or less, liable : decisions would ry of fiction to signalize himself. We much comprehension of mind. We leck be the opinion of individuals, and not the have a Jefferlon, a Gallatin, and a multi alier offices ; and when once we have ob. judgment of the public ; the govern- | tude of others to praise. Subje&ts that will tained them, we know how to take care of ment would be, so far, the government | give ample latitude to invention—whole The emoluments. Our greatefi apprehen. of men, and not of the law, litigation virtues really want all the decorations that lion is from such men as Hamilion. The would be endless, and no man secure. fancy can bestow.

language of truth, from their mouths, is Are not Lawyers, as professional men,

I was really surprised, sir, to see gen. poieni, and we tear will make some im. necesary to allijl in the administration of tlemen of the bar embark with so much preliion on the minds of the people. They justice

{pirit in the cause of truth. Though my 1 ought to be crushed ; but we tear they are They are ; no State that is governed by charity is great, in my opinion, their con. 100 powerful. The ill success that has atprinciple, can exist without thein. duct is highly reprehenfible. D.) they not tended an attempt to crush one Printer, au. [TO BE CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK.]

know that to favour truch, is to encourage görs not very favourably. Light breaks
licenciousness ? Are they aware of the dan torth, and we fear its influence, so inaul.
gers in woich truth might involve the pat picious to our cause.
riots of the day? If we are to be govern-

WILLIAYI HENRY JANUS.
FOR THE BALANCE.
ed by truth, how foon may demagogues be

Brobelegnag, Felruary 23d, 1864. hurled from power, and their hopes blast.

ed, when they have just began io lay the FIND, Mr. Printer, that you foundation of their fortune. What illur. have more friends than you delice, I have rious hypocrite will then be secure from

Editor's Closet. also discovered, that those who proiefs to public indignation ? And what will be. be your friends, in whom you confide, come of thole who have been lified into

Il'ho shall be our next Governor? and whole practice, in the opinion of the power by the force of calumny ? Toe or. unenlightened, jullifies their pfeflions, der of things will be reversed. Our ope. Although, from the peculiar situation in which are really your worst enemies. You may rations will be embarraffed, and confusion the state of New-York is unfortunately placed, fedthink it presumption in me thus to ca!l in and disgrace will inevitably ensue. The eralists can have but little concern in this important question your discrimination. The rea officers of our government, though rapid. ll question, still, Jonings of men, much abier than mysell, i ly prigrelling towards perfcctibility, are “ 'Tis pleasant thro' the loop-holes of retreat have induced me to doubt it. Men who not however models of perfe&tion. Truth

To peep at such a scere ; to see the stir would mock at your distresses, whose high. || might inju:eshem, though!, perhaps, onine Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd." elt gratification would be your destruction, || whole, inight benefit the people. They are

The democratic house, it seems, is divided against and who would rejoice to see you ruined.

fond of piwer.
The cares of office fit

itself. They have their “jiitle band," and their These men, whom you have illiberally fil.lighily 0:2:11. m. They would not like to

"great banditti"- they have their moderatt: and ed your enemies, haye, with the meeknels part with their falanes. 1. would therefore

their terrorists-their Burrites and their Clintonians ot chriltianity, blamed the ill-direcied len. be

ungenerous to drive them from office,

- they have republicans and real republicans, and ity of the court, who would not facrifice so much against their wills. We ought to

genuine republicans, and all sorts of republicansyou when claiming the protection of truth. forgive their tranfgreflions : and if they

they have their meetings, and their committees, Your return from Albany has blasted all prosper, we ought to be larisfied. It is in.

and their nominations ; and, to tell the rruh, there their wishes. You cannot conceive how i cumbent on us to defend them againAt the

is such an uproar and “Confusion of tongues," that much the disappointment of their expec- attacks of trail. It we do not, we are

it is enough to make an honest man crazy. Last tations has mortified them. They are un reprehensible. reprehensible. If we censure slem, we

week the electioneering campaign was opened at der the greated apprehensions that juftice ought to be punilhed. Trush is too ab:

Albany, and this part of the state, was almost in. will be done you. Fines and imprison. live. She olten infulis ileir feelings, and

undated with handbills. Standirig, as we do, on ment would have pleased them. So anx. sports wiib their characters. Mitosis of

neutral ground, we have been permitted to see a ious are they for your reformation, that fact are stuburn odious things : and no one nothing ben les your ruin can fatisfy them.

great number of these passing messengers, and from ought to employ them against the intalli

the whole, we collect the following particulars. Imagine to yourself, the advantages that ble servants of the people, would arile from the establishment of the There is one man, sir, who advocates

In the first place, the present governor and lieudoctrine" che greater the truth the greater the cause of truth, that juftly merits indig tenant governor, were nominated in full caucus ; the lihel.” Suppose, for a moment, that nation. It is Hamilton. He is a dange. Lat, it appears, they had both resolved to “ retire you should be conviited ot publishing the rous man ; tor he poffefTes plendid ial to the shades of private life ;" ard there icre declintruth. Let there be fome of your worthy ents, speaks his seniiments with freedom,

ed the honor -Mr. Chancellor Lansing was next friends, in this city, to sentence you. " and deiells bypocrisy. This man, in whom nominated for Governor, and John Broome (who,

We are soon to have a new governor. Whether he will be a republican, or a genuine republican, we know not ; but we will suppose that he will be just such a republican as our present governor; and that, like him (or like some of his minions for him) he will wow his intention of turning every man out of oifice, who does not exac:ly agree with him in senliment, and of supporting and promoting all such as obey his dictates and bow implicitly to his will. What will be the consequence ? Honest men will disdain to hold offices on such grounds-while the unprincipled and designing, will fawn round their chief, encourage his wickedness, and flatter his weakness, for the sole purpose of lining their pock.

Such crea-ures will think it incumbent on them to hold the rod of terror over the head of every person who dares to differ from tbe powers that be. Hence a system of persecution will follow. Hence, animosities, party contentions, discord, quarrels, confusion, uproar, anarchy. Hence, the destruction of liberty, and every thing worth preserving.

ets.

NEW-YEAR'S ADDRESSES REVIEWED.

we believe, was never called out of his counting. from a federalist for the gratification of one of them. room to take care of the state, until last spring) for Without pretending to decide which of the two can. lieutenant governor. These proceedings on the part didates, was most fit for the office of surrogate, we of the Clintonians, immediately excited the Burrites must confess that the exertions of both to obtain it to bestir themselves, and they forthwith had a cau were highly meritorious. Rumor says, with low cus, when Aaron Burr was nominated as their Gov. much truth, we cannot tell, that the contentio: run ernor. Whether this spirited movement disheart so high between these two moderi patriots, that the ened the Clintonian candidate, or not, we cannot sovereigns of the county were called together to de. say; but for some cause or other, he sent in his re cide the mighty affair; and that the candidates were signation ; and the faction were completely thrown summoned before them to exhibit their various in the rear of their antagonists. However, the claims and pretensions. One of the candidates, it Clintonia.is once more rallied their forces in the as is said, addressed the meeting in a long speech, and sembly chamber (sor the reader must know, all concluded by remarking that his family connections these things are done on public ground) when, after were numerous, and it was therefore proper that he much friendly contention, his honor Mr. Chief should be made surrogate. The other replied, 1 Justice Morgan Lewis, Esquire, was agreed upon ; am nephe :v to Ambrose Spencer."— The first again and his name is now circulated all over the state, remarked that he had great influence at the elections in staring capitals, like that of a mounte bank or The other replied, “ Ambrose Spencer is my unpuppet-shew-man, on a handbill, headed with cle.” The first told the assembled sovereigns that " Genuine Republican Nomination.”

he could bring many votes to the poll. The other Now, we certainly do not mean to be to inquis. || replied, “I am nephew to the Attorney.General.” itive ; but we should like to be informed, for our The first finally declared that all his friends would own satisfaction, who these genuine republicans are, turn Burrires, if he was not made Surrogate. The and who these other republicans, that follow Burr. other constantly answered, “ The Attorney-Gener. If by genuire republicans, are meant those political al is my uncle."-At length the important question terrorists, who commenced and carried on a system was decided by ballot, when the first had a majority of tyranny, oppression and persecution in this state of one vote. It was therefore concluded that he who have ejected faithful officers, and filled their should be surrogate, and the other master in chan. places with creatures and tocls-who have exer cery. Accordingly they were appointed to these of. cised their power in adopting plans for speculation fices ; and W. W. Van Ness, removed from the and a grandisemeni-who have corrupted our elec former, and H. L. Hosmer, from the latter, to tions-who have attempted to fetter the press, and make room for them. Perhaps not a single word of smother the voice of truth-then, we confess, this story is true. We give it as a report, and dewe not like

these genuine republicans. sire the reader to receive it as such. If, however, On the other hand, if Aaron Burr, and his parti it is not substantially correct, we should like to see zans, are one tenth part as bad as James Cheetham it contradicted through the mediun of the Balance. says they are, we cannot sincerely wish for their

It is hardly necessary to mention, that the only

pretext for the removal of these officers, was, their Under all these circumstances, the people should attachment to federal principles. Not a democratic weizh the matter well before they decide. They

editor-not even the Bee, shameless, hardened, im. have seen the Clintonians in power. They have

pudent-lost as it is to all sense of propriety, truth, seen how their power has been used - As to Burr,

or honesty, dare accuse either of them of any devi. they know that he has been the darling of republic ation from the strict line of their duty. We will cans—not only of genuine republicans, but of all

not say, that the new oslicers have no other recom. sorts of republicans—they know what tales have

mendations than those set forth in the curious debate been told about him and they also know whe:her above-mentioned. We know nothing of Mr. Van they have seen any sort of proof of these tales.--For Alen--and of Mr. Parker we certainly know no our part, we shall give ourselves but little trouble a.

harm. On the contrary, we acquiesce in the pubbout the business. There never was a cime when we

lic sentiment, in believing him perfecily honest and could with more propriety, say, " there is no know

trust-worthy. But if the offices are not better filled ing ubo will be governor, until after the election.

by the change, how is the public good promoted by

it ? When the people ask, why a faithful officer is REXO V A L$.

removed; it will afford them but little consolation to

tell them that his place was wanted for a nephew of Perhaps we should not trouble the reader with a. Ambrose Spencer, or for a man who has it in his sy remarks on the late removals in this county, were power to bring many votes to the poll. Besides, they no: attended with some circumstances which this system of favoritism, which has lately obtained serve to shew, in a peculiar manner, what the de

such a footing in the state, is likely to produce the mocrats mean by republicanism, and regard for the

most serious evils. It has already torn the state inpeople. Il enough has not already appeared, to to factions ; and threatens every thing valuable with convince every candid man, that the democrats care

destruction. It has excited an unprecedented thirst not a cent for any thing but offices and emoluments,

for power--an unusual hankering after ofice-an these removals furnish one or two additional facts astonishing greediness for the loves and fishes. It which must be conclusive.

has brought bad men into notice. It has raised the We cannot but admire the fervor, the zeal, with worthless on the ruins of the worthy ; and it is imwhich both of the new officers sought the fattest office possible to tell where its dreadful consequences will (that of Surrogate) which was to be taken away

finally stop.

Tumbling over a bundle of addresses, which had accumulated upon my hands since the commence. ment of the new-year, I was so disheartened by the cutting severity of the following sianza, bestowed in advance by the carrier of the

Western Spellator, That I had almost resolved to throw aside my pen, and leave my promise of resuming my review, unperformed. " To the critic I wish a few words to rehearse,

As you'll be a scratching and picking my verse, Your scratching I fear, no more than a rocket My verse you may pick, but don't touch my

pochet.”

do

success.

Several Addresses remain unnoticed, many of them exhibiting traits of poetic genius; but other engagements prevent their being attended to. Next week I shall present the reader with the address of the Morning Chronicle, which will conclude my review.

PETTICOAT GOVERNMENT,

At a late dinner at Washington, the speaker of the house of representatives, gave as a toast - The real sovereigns of tle United States the fair sex.– He might as well have said that we are governed by a set of old women.

The “ New-ExGLAXO REPERTORY," a federal paper of superior cast, which was lately established at Newburyport, is now removed to Buston. We know of no paper in the United States, that makes a more promising appearance.

5 CORRESPONDENCE.

Communications unavoidably postponed shall have a place next week.

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(or bass) which is wrapped round the bud; The sweetness of his conversation, shall
for in that "le you will find the incision allay our griet; his advice shall serve us in
opened, which very often occasions the the conduct of our affairs, and the very
dearb of the bud.

sight of bim shall dispel our cares.
It Nurlérymen and Gardeners would
give this method a fair trial, and use the
same composition as I use for curing detects

in trees, instead of loam and horle.dung Literary Oleanings.
agricultural.

(which binds so hard as to prevent the rain
and moisture from penetrating to the graft
to moisten the wood and bark) they would

FOR THE BALANCE.
APPLE-TREES.

find that the grafts would succeed much

better. The composition, for this purpose, SEVERAL poetical produâions of [Every curious farmer will undoubtedly procure a

should be rather lofter than grafting-clay considerable merit, have appeared in the copy of FORSYTH's ingenious Treatise on the @ul. generally is ; and instead of applying so

Boston Gazette. The following stanzas ture and Management of Fruit Trees. But we

large a mass as is generally done of clay, it from a late winter-piece, entitled “The shall nevertheless, occasionally, make some se

need not, in most cales, be more than two Mall," cuntain some good traits :-lections from the book, both for the purpose of

or three inches in circumference. enriching our miscellany, and to give the reader

“ Tho' now the elm no waving foliage bear, some idea cf the work itself. Edit. Bal.]

Or summer gales shed perfumes thro' the air ;
Tho' the white fields no herbage now adorns,

Or blithsome sparrows twitter 'mid the thorns ; OF GRAFTING OLD APPLE-TREES.

soonitorial Department. Thɔhere no more the belle delights to roam,

But reads her novels by the fire at home ;

Tho' the stern season bids the shrinking maid, T frequently happens, that, through To aid the cause of virtue and religion.

Conceal her elbows, and her bosom shade ;" some mistake or other, after waiting ten or twelve years for a tree to come into a bear

[The following is a maxim of Epicurus, with re* ing state, it is then found that the fruit is

fections, by John Digby, Esq. from an edition neither fit for the cable nor kitchen; in

There lately appeared in some of the of Epicurus's Morals, published early in the last such case, we always grafi them the fol.

century.

Edit. Bal.]

southero paners, a series of letters, under

the title of the " BRITISH SPY," said to lowing spring, observing to graft on the finest and healthiest shoots, and as near as

have been written by a young English man, possible to the old graft, and where the

HE wise man shall not seek travelling in the United States. Thele cross-Shoots break out; by so doing, you

letters were republished in pamphlets, the Friendship of the peevish and morose willhave some fruit the second year; and Man.

and in many of the newspapers. They in the third, if properly managed, you will

were by no means deftitute of merit; and

REFLECTION, have as much as on a maiden-tree of fif

consequently obtained a confiderable share teen years ftanding. *

Friend thip, when contracted with all of popular applause and encouragement, The canker, if any, must be carefully

the neceflary circumftances, is one of the The success of these letters has induced pared off the branch, and the scion must

greatest confolations of Life: we must another foreign adventurer to appear before be taken from a sound healıhy tree. not then suffer ourselves to be burried a. the public.

He calls himself the “ HIBERWhenever an incision is made for bud way by any sudden inclination, but we NIAN VISITOR," and gives his productions ding or gratuing, from that moment the

mult examine well the choice we are going to the world through the medium of the canker begins. I would, therefore, re. tu make, we muít ítudy the humour and Kentucky Gazette.

Kentucky Gazette. He professes, after manners or him with whom we intend commend to those employed in bud.

the manner of the Englishman, to be a ding or grafting, as soon as the incision is have this commerce ; but above all young traveller in America. Without giv. made, and the bud or graft inserted, torub

things, we must take care that he be not of ing my own opinion of the merits of these

the number of those melancholly hypo. in with the finger, or brush, some of the

Irish letters, I content myselt with copycomposition before the bass is tied on ; chondriacks, whom nothing can pleale ; ling the following passages from the first then cover the basst all over with the com

who seem w have eyes only to look afcew, that has appeared :pofition as thick as it can be laid on with a

who speak only to find fault, and who are, - Like all other people, you imagine that brush, working it well in. If this operain fine, of so difficult and morose a tem

yourselves are most enlightened, humane tion be performed in a proper manner, and

per, that no.body can do any thing to and liberal ; that your country is the para. in a moift season, it will answer every purtheir fatisfaction,

dise of the world; yourselves the most pose, without applying any gráfring clay:

If we have not these confiderations, in. worthy to inhabitit, and to enjoy the good This I have frequently done, and found Read of a trusty friend we shall be sure to which it is so capable of producing. You it succeed perfetly to my wishes. Ob find a censorious critic ; and inftead of are in every respect like the sons of St. serve not to flacken too soon the matting consolation in our misfortunes, we shall Andļew, whom Dr. Johnlon used to say,

receive the severest reprimands. Nothing must like truth very well, not to love * This rule must be of great use, and in Seneca's opinion, can prove a greater

Scotland much better.” I have remarkI find it to have been practiled with great comfort to the mind, than a friendship ac ed, that this ridiculous vanity seems to success at Kensington.

compined with fidelity and mildness : Is it pervade 'every class in lociety; the me+ Bass is the stuff of which are made the not a mighty blefling, to meet with one chanick, the farmer, the legislator, and mats that are put round trunks, &c. in whose happy difpofitions and qualifications the member of congress. Your own ir. the shipping of goods. It is a nice Soft | render hin worthy of being, as it were, tucs, is the first toast at every carousal; ligament, and is much better than any the depository of our greatest secrets; and the first sentence in every freech; the first other, as it never refifts the swelling of the who has fo fine and noble a foul, that we and last in every legislative address. I need

fear his indiscretion less than our own ?'ll give you no more convincing proof, iban WOO

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the addrels of your congress to president “ but, my lords, I shall go no further back This (mart reply decided his fortune, Adams, a few years since, when your rep " than the latter end of Oueen Elizabeth's for from that time it was determined to send resentatives gravely declared their conftit. reign, at which time the Earl of Essex him to the University. With this view he uents to be " the treest and most enlight " was run down by Sir Walter Raleigh ; was removed to the school of Ashton, and “ ened people in the world.” In this " and your Lord'hips know very well from thence, after remaining two years, there was a general concurrence of opin. “ what became of Sir Walter R :leigh. to Edgeworthyton, distance about twenty ion; so that I would infer, your brethren My Lord Bacon, he run down Sir Wal. | miles from his house.-In his last journey of the other states, are not more exempt " ter Raleigh ; and your Lordships know to this school he had an adventure which from this little vanity than yourselves. It “ what became of my Lord Bacon. The is thought to have suggested the plot of his is pardonable for a drunkard to toast " our " Duke of Buckingham, he run down my

" Miftakes of a Night. Some friend had most noole selves." His situation would “ Lord Bacon; and your Lordships know given him a guinea ; and in his way to plead bis excuse ; but there can be nothing “ what happened to the Duke of Buck-Edge worthyton he had diverted himself by more ridiculous in a sober man; nor any ingham. Sir Thomas Wentworth, al- viewing the gentlemen's seats on the road, thing more contemptible in a grave ailem " terwards Earl of Sirafford, he run down until at the fall of the night he found him. bly.

“ the Duke of Buckingham; and you all felt in a small town named Ardab. Here “ The pride of an Englishman, the van. “ know what became of him. Sir Harry he enquired for the best house in the place, ity of a Frenchman, are your common top Vane, he run down the Earl of Siraf- meaning an inn ; but being understood icks of converfation ; and yet it seems “ ford ; and your Lordships know what too literally, he was shewn to the house of a that you have the same complacent opin

" became of Sir Harry Vane. Chancel

Chancelprivate gentleman, when calling for someion of yourselves."

“ Icr Hyde, he run down Sir Harry Vane; body to take his horse, and lead him to the " and your Lordships know what became stable, he alighted and was shewn to the “ of the Chancellor. Sir Thomas Of parlour, being lupposed a guest come to borne, now Earl of Danby, run down

visit the inafter, whom he lound fitting by ag iscellany.

" Chancellor Hyde ; but what will be. a good fire. This gentleman immediately

come of the Earl of Danby, your Lord. discovered Oliver's mistake ; and being a

ships beft can tell :- But let me see the man of good humour, and also learning FOR THE BALANCE.

man who dare 'run the Earl of Danby | from him the name of his father, who hap

down, and we shall soon lee what will pened to be his acquaintance, he encour. MR. CROSWELL, “ become of him."

aged his deception. Oliver accordingly

called about him, ordered a good supper, “This being pronounced with a remark

and generously invited the master, his wife HE following anecdote may not able tone and bumour, the Duke of Buickbe improper for publication. In the pre- ingham, both furprized and disappointed, them with a bottle of wine, and at going

and daughters, to partake of it, treated sent day, while persecution and impeach- i cried out, “ The man's inspired, and clarment are so łashionable, I would recom et has done the business !"

to bed, orders a hot cake to be prepared for

his breaktaft, nor was it till his departure, mend it to the particular attention of cer Let those who are so ready to run down when he called for his bill, that he found tain gentlemen at Washington. It is the

their superiors in merit beware. The page he had been hospitably entertained in a prilanguage of history, and points, in a man

of hiftory is a mirror, in which futurity vate house. ner not to be mistaken, io the path which America is about to travel. The speech is

is faithfully exhibited.

CAVEAT. taken from Torbuck's Parliamentary debates, Vol. I. page 248-9. The aliend.

FROM THE (PHIL.) DAILY ADVERTISER. ing circumstances are related in the town

ANECDOTE OF DR. GOLDSMITH. and country Magazine, tor August, 1777.

MADEIRA. "In a debate about the prosecution of Lord Treasurer Danby, in the reign of

DR. GOLDSMITH discovered, at a

The late inundation at Madeira, has exKing Charles II. we are told of a very pe. very early period, signs of genius that en.

cited various conjectures as to the cause of culiar speech, pronounced by the Earl of Il gaged the notice of all the friends of the

it, but by late information from the Illand Carnarvon, a Lord, who is said never 10 family, and at the age of seven or eight e.

it is ascribed to an improvement the gov. have spoken before in the House, who vinced a natural turn for rhyrning : The

ernor attempted to make in the rear of the having been heated with wine, and excited following instance of his early wit is hand

following instance of his early wit is hand- city. The ground surrounding it being to display his abilities, by the Duke of ed down. A large company of young

very much broken and interseeted by val. Buckingham (who meant no tavour to the people were assembled one evening at his

lies, he concluded to fill them up, and for Treasurer, but only ridicule) was resolv. uncle's, and Oliver, then but nine years

that purpose ordered dams to be thrown ed, before he went up, to speak upon any old, was required to dance a hornpipe, a

across to retain the earth which descended fubje&t that should offer. ' Accordingly, || youth playing at the same time on a fid.

from the hills.--The consequence was when the question for impeaching Lord dle. Being but newly recovered from the

these dams stopped great quantities of wa. Danby was put, he stood up and delivered small pox, by wirich he was much disfig. Vier the weight of which broke the first himself thus :

ured, and his figure being short and thick, dam, when ihe water rushed through the " MY LORDS,

the musician, very archly as he supposed, others with irresistable force, tweeping “ I understand but little of Latin, but compared him to Ælop dancing; and still a good deal of English, and not a little || harping on the idea which he conceived every thing into the sea within its direc:

tion.-Two hundred houses, supposed to be very bright, the laugh was suddenly " of the English history, from which I turned against him by Oliver's stopping feet front, and nearly, contiguous, were

one with another not to be less than 50 " have learned the mischiefs of such kinds

short in the dance with this retort; " of prosecutions as this, and the ill file

carried into the ocean, together with eve. " of the perfecutors. I could bring ma

" Our herald hath proclaim'd this saying, ry inhabitant in them, so that not a vestige ny instances, and those very ancient; See Esop dancing, and his monkey playing." was to be seen after the ruins, either of

the buildings or the people. A Church, The Legislature of New Jersey, on the This season of feftivity, and tlie change which had tested the storms ot 300 years | 15th inft paísed a law for the gradual Aboli of government, has given additional spirwas carried off in an instant, and what was tion of Slavery, It enacts that every child its to the public amusement. If I have 2. ! very singular the Bell man was ringing at born of a slave alter the 4th of July next Ay political uneasiness, it arises from the the time in the steeple, which remained shall be free, but thall remain the servant great latitude of the powers with which I without injury, tho' the church was rased to of the owner of the mother, in the same am vested. The anxiety attending the ex. its foundation, of which he was wholly ig. manner as it such child had been bound ercise of discretionary powers, is always norant till he caine down from his exalted to service by the overleers of the poor, in a degree unpleasant. ftation.

males until the age of 25 and females un. I have found it a vain labour to atten About 10,000 pipes of wine were car til the age of 21-provides for the registry to renovate the old government.

It has riel off or buried so completely with the of the birth of all such children within 9 lelt the country in inextricable contufion, rubbage, that none could be found. An months after such birth--and gives liber particularly the judicial department. Md. English family of fixteen were lost in one ty to the owner, at any time within one ny of the causes in court have been de. house, and not one of them ever heard of year from the birth, to elect to abandon his pending for twenty years ; and corruption --The number of lives this forrowlui dif- ll right to any such child, the owner being bad

put

seal

upon them, but the intro. aller coit tlie island was not ascertained, nevertheless liable to maintain the child duction of the American principles of Ju. but supposed from 1 to 2000. Corpses

until one year old and thereaiter the child i risprudence will break the seal, as they were dug up daily ; and it was common to be considered as a pauper and liable to have now become the subjects of enquiry to observe ladies of the first character, be bound out to service as other poor chil. by the correct rules of an enlightened ju. walking the streets barefoot, in conse- || dren, males until the age of 23 and fe diciary. It was sy with that ihose caules quence of solemn vows they made to do males 21-but while the child remains a should be commenced anew, but this I to for a limited time, if their lives were pauper, and until it shall be bound out, it found impracticable, as I am intormed the spared, in tokens of humiliation. The is to be maintained by the town, at the ex

written evidence appertaining to many of gentleman who gives the above informa- pence of the state, not exceeding the rate of Thein cannot be obtained; and the traní. tion, says he found the fore rocky,

found the shore rocky, | 3 dollars per momh-the owner not aban lator of such evidence would together where he transacted business in the houses | doning the child within the year to be con. with the records, take years to effe&t. and ware.houses when he was last at Ma. sidered as having elećied to retain the child, Appeals from the governor's cour: for. deira.

and liable to its maintenance during the merly lay to the court at Havannah. Iitail respective periods of service limited by be under the necessity of deciding caules of the act.

magnitude in the last resort. I am reluc. The act passed by a large and respecta tant to arrogate to myselt a power which ble majority in both Houles. In the low the most haughảy of my predecessors ner. er there were 32 yeas and 4 nays, 3 only er exercised. being absent, of whom two afterwards re. I have appointed seven judges for this

quested their names to be entered in the city, whose jurisdiction extends to causes Be it our weekly task,

affirmative, making 34 votes in favour of arising in it,' of the value of 3000 dol. To note the passing tidings of the times. . the law.

lars, with the right to appeal to ihe Gov. In the Council all the members being ernor's court if above 500 dollars. >>>>><<<(cc

present, there were 12 yeas and i nay. Budson, February 28, 1804. Thus at length in N. Jersey, is the foun

The arrangements made by General dation laid for the abolition of the pernicious

Wilkinson meet my entire approbation. On Monday the 20th inft. about

system of slavery-a system which in prin. It would be expedient that provisions 3

should be made for the government of the o'clock P. M. a wooden dwelling house, ciple and practice is equally repugnant to belonging to Mr. Jolepn Clark, of this

the dietates of found policy, the voice of country as foon as poflible, though I do city, took fire in one of the chambers,

humanity-and, above all to the doctrines not apprehend any public inconvenience and was totally consumed, together with of christianity.

from a short delay. a principal part of the furniture. Als

(N. Y. Mer. Adv.] I found in the goal about 100 prisoners,

some of whom had been there from 10 to though this is the first fire of any conle.

FROM WASHINGTON. quence, that has happened in this city for

13 years without trial.

It was my desire a number of years, the leveral fire com.

to let them free, but on enquiry of Mr.

Extract of a letter from a Correspondent. panies, and the citizens generally, per

L'Ausfat, I learned there had been an un.

“ The President in his extreme anxiety | dorstanding respecting them with the Spanformed their various parts with much to communicate to the House a letter from promptness and regularity ; and notwith

ish government. I flatter myselt some ar. Governor Claiborne, on the subject of withítanding the scarcity of water, several

rangement may be made to procure for Louisiana, did not even flop to have it copwooden buildings almost contiguous to Mr.

thesc prisoners a general amnesty. For ied, but fent the original, with a request Iurely it will not be derogatory to a repubClarke's and which were several times on

that when they had done with it, they fire, were happily prelerved.-Severa!

lican government to err on the side of would return it. It seems to have been inpeople from Loonenburgh, on hearing the

mercy, and I should feel a pang if my coun. tended as a secret communication, and so alarm, repaired to the spot, and generoul.

try ihould be disgraced by the rattling of a sent to the senate, but by fone mistake it Gingle chain. ly lent their allistance. was read with open doors ; it was then

The expences incident to the possession A iubscription paper has been circulat sent to the House and read in the same

and temporary government of our new ed for the relief of Me Clarke, and we public manner. The House, however, ,

country, I have reason to believe will are happy to hear, a considerable sum has have refused to publish it, I therefore send

tall within the amount which had been calbeen raised.

you the substance, and in many instances culated for thein ; and the receipt of monthe expression.-[New.Orleans.]

ies will be fully adequate to their extent. The English have declared the ports of " SIR-The tranquility in which I The Merchants and Planters in this place Genoa and Spezzia in a state of blockade. found this country is ftill uninterrupted | live in a style of ease and affluence, but I !

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