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by which duelling is made a capital of fence. General Wirrin, the former gor vernor of verdun, is under trial for his extortions on the British prisoners-The total number of English now in France is said to be 16,000. Lon. Paso.
No. 30918, which was drawn a prize of 25,000 dollars, in the Union College Lottery, is owned by 39 individuals, of Boston, proprietors of fifty tickets or shares, purchased of Mr. Butler, of this city, by Messrs. Bridge and Renouf, and held by them.
By a late law of the Corporation, cart. men are forbid to drive or baek their carts on the foot pavement, for the pur. pose of loading or unloading goods, or for any other purpose, under a penalty ef five dollars.
Melancholy !--Drowned, on the 17th inst. while bathyng in the Hudson river, a little below Albany, four youths, viz. John w. Brower, aged about 15 years; Isaac Rue Halenbake, about 13: Willi. am Kidney, about 13; and Peter Clapper, about 16. w
At a Court of Oyer and Terminer, held in the village of Troy, the following persons were convicted of the crimes set against their respective names, and received sentence accordingly, viz.
George Bryant, for having a large quantity of counterfeit money found in his possession—State-prison for life.
Benjamin Tibbits, for passing coun. terfeit money–State-prison for life.
Ezra Roper, for forgery-State prison for life.
John Bedunah, for burglary-State prison for life.
To corres Pon DENTS. The Art of procuring pleasant Dreams, by FRANKLIN, and The Handsome and Deformed Leg, by the same author, shall receive publicity as soon as possible.
On Friday the 15th inst. by the Rev. Asa Hillyer, Dr. M'.Wevin, to Mrs. Jane M. Tom, both of this city. On the 7th inst. at Bloomingdale, by the Rev. Mr. Boroman, Mr. Wm. Holmes, merchant, to Mars. Susan Holmes, widow of S. Holmes, deceased, both of this filace.
On Wednesday last, by the Rev. Dr. Miller, Mr. James Baldwin, to Miss Sarah Swan, both of this cuty. At Albany, Barent Sanders, to Miss Catalina Bleecker. . * At Brook-Haven, L. I. on the 12th inst. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Thompson, to Mary H. Green, daughter of the Rev. Zachariah Green, all of that filace.
At Savannah, by the Rev. Henry Holcombe, Mr. Abner Weyman, of C.W. Y.) to Miss Elizabeth HolCombe, 2nd daughter of the Rev. Henry Holcombe, of that city.
On Tuesday morning last, in the
58th year of her age, Mrs. Mary Cruger, wise of Henry Cruger, jr. At Hudson, caft. Reuben Macy; in the 68th year of his age. At Philadelphia, on the 13th inst: Major Dennis Hogan, formerly an officer in the British army. At Say-Brook, (Com.) on the 13th inst. Miss Maria Hart, daughter of Samuel Hart, Esq., aged 21. In the death of this amiable young lady, society is deprived of one of its most valuable members; her parents one of the most affectionate of daughters, and her friends one of the most endearing of associates. Like the sun declining behind the western hills, or the calm serenity of * summers sea, when not athreath of air disturbs its surface, was her exit from this world of pain and sorrow to the abodes of eternal happiness: during her confinement, she eminently displayed the christian character, by her fortitude, patience and submission ; and evin ed to all her friends her hopes of happiness beyond the grave.
From which all spouses may easily
learn, That if wisdom forsakes 'em, each bles. sing is fled, To destruction their offspring go rapid. ly down, - -And nothing—nothing but wisdom will sped. P #AMESSA. -* : * : *EPITAPH On the Tomb stone of a person, who had been an Inn-Holder. If e'er good punch to thee was dear, Drop on John Daggett's grave a tear, Who, when alive, so well did tend, The rich, the poor, the foe, the friend. At every knock, and every call, I'm coming Sir ; he cry'd to all, At length, death knock'd, Poor Daggett cri'd I'm coming, Sir And so—he died.
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The government of Venice has, from time immemorial, resided in the hands of the most illustrious families. To the nobles alone belong the exercise of the sovereign power, and those officers of state by which it is supported ; but in •rder to form a counterpoise to an authority which might degenerate into tyranny, the legislature has created a tribunal as august as terrible, whose office it is to preserve the balance between its power and aristocracy. This supreme tribunal, which is known by the name of the Council of Ten, because it is compoo of that number of senators, unites the high function of brotecting the republic against the attempts of ambition, to the no less important one of detecting and punishing guilt. .
A religious terror and profound mystery attend the operations of this state inquisition, which, by its omnipotent majesty, equally strikes terror into the noble doge and the humble citizen. There are none whose thoughts they do not disco
ver, none of whose actions they
are ignorant. By means of its faithful agents it obtains information of the most hidden secrets; it punishes concealed crimes. Its judgments are pronounced indarkness, and its executions are performed in silence : a man who is the object of its vengeance disappears from society as by enchantment, and society is only informed of his crime by hearing of his condemnation.
The Ten never pardon; but though it is certain they are inflexible, they are not unjust: the blood they shed is always the impure blood which has communicated its corruption to society. It is forbidden, under the most heavy penalties, in any manner to speak of this tribunal : it no less punishes those who praise, than those who speak irreverently of it:--its commands enjoin only silence. In a word, terror precedes it, mystery accompanies it, and death stalks in its rear.
It was to this council I're to denounce the facts I had wo nessed ; but they appeamed to me of so particular a nature, that io stead of adopting the common mode, which sensists in throwin;
the accusation in the mouth of the brazen lions placed in the vestibule of the palace of the Ten, I determined to inform them personally.
In the evening I quitted the cavern and the island of Strozzi, resolved to return to it as the delivserer of innocence. But in order to obtain this object in a manner as easy as infallible, I the next day endeavoured to obtain some information respecting Olympia, and after various enquiries made by myself, and through the medium of my friends, the following is what I collected of that extraordinary *WOman.
Descended from the most illustrious houses of Venice, and reckoning among her ancestors a long series of doges and senators, Signora Olympia Giustiniani received an education suitable to her birth, which early developed her character: a display of brilliant talents and rare attractions accompanied her earliest years, and she was cited as a model of perfection, at an age when others are scarce out of their infancy. It would have been difficult to have found a more beautiful and noble countenance, a more dignified air, or manners more ingenuous, and at the same time more commanding : she possessed the charms of Venus, and the dignity of Juno. At 11 years of age she formed the pride of her family: there was no festival she did not embellish with her prcseñce; no assembly she did not