man was dead and that my attempts were symptoms, I learned the next morning that ready to receive any communication which fruitless. The attendants began to despair, he had passed a good night. The pulse he might think proper to make. The but I affured them that they would perceive was become more regular, the shiverings committee immediately waited upon the their error, They renewed the plan and and pain in the head less, and there only President, and Mr. Dawson reported to threw the water with greater force, and remained a sensation of fatigue, and a

the house that the President would, on the more frequently, than before, which soon small diftention of the abdomen.

next day, make a communication to Con. produced a stight hiccoughThis having

gress, by message. jtruck them LIKE A RESURRECTION, the

[It is to be hoped that the Vice-President will has. noise thereof was foon spread throughout

ten to his post, as his place is probably but indiffer. the mansion, and several persons of dis

ently supplied by Mr. Bradley.] tinction ran to the place ; I ordered the administration of cold water to be continu

Wednesday, December 15. ed in their presence, frequently, and by

At 12 o'clock the message of the Presiglassfuls. Theįhiccoughs became strong

dent to both houses was delivered and er and more frequent, and I perceived that

read. In the House of Representatives, the teeth began to relax. I introduced li.

the message, with the communications quoris cylinders between the teeth, fixing again : and we soon perceived the efforts

Columbian Congress.. accompanying it, were ordered to be

committed to a committee of the whole of the air attempting to enter the chest,

house on the state of the union. : The Rev. and of the cheft endeavoring to diftend

In detailing the proceedings of our National Legis. Mr. Gaunt was appointed chaplain of the and contract itself.-SPANISH SNUFF was lature, we shall aim at brevity and impartiality. Senate, and the Rev. Mr. Parkinson of the blown into the nostrils without this effect ;

We shall depend principally upon notes taken by House of Representatives.--It is a curi. but he moved his head, and his hands as one of the editors of the Gazette of the United

ous fact, that Thomas Paine had one vote if he wished to raise them to his nose. States, who resides at the seat of government, for chaplain. This gave the highest satisfaction to the during the sitting of Congress. His manner of company:

reporting is correct, concise, ingenious, and freThe projeclion of waler was continued quently anysing. We shall often be obliged to

Thursday, December 16. with vigor, and the frequency of the hic. give his minutes in abstract-but we shall endeav.

Mr. Dawfon moved, in the House of coughs increased proportionably. This or to preserve the substance.

Representatives that the house resolve it. remedy excited a fliglit vomiting. I had Congress was to have met on Monday, the 6ih of

fell into a committee of the whole on the already spent three complete hours ; and December, but some of the members were so dil

ftate of the union, for the purpole of tak. had advanced no farther i han to the symp atory, that no quorum was formed in the Senate

ing into consideration the President's Mercoms mentioned above : but they portend until the Monday following. We are sorry to lage. ed a perfect cure. find that the same men whose mouins are alwa; s

Mr. Griswold oljected, as the message, The continuance of this simple remedy full of fine stories about economy, should prcress

with the documents accompanying it, at length procured a vomiting of Trothy mat

regardless of the interests of their constituents, as

which had been ordered to be printed, ter. The body began to be agitated, all the to subject them to an expence of some thousands were not yet laid upon their tables ; and members, particularly the fingers and toes of dollars, by neglect of duty. Previous to the. it would be improper lo go into a consid. became violently contracted. In a word forming of a quorum in the Senate, no business eration of the mellage before the mem. HE UTTERED A CRY. I and Allifants

bers had an opportunity of examining it. my

of consequence was transacted in the House of redoubled the projition of the water,

Representatives : we, therefore, commence with Question taken upon Mr. Dawson's mo.

the following: which produced a fresh discharge, with

tion, and loft. new attempts to respire.--I was persuaded,

A letter from the secretary of the trearby the molt urgent entreaties, to convey

Monday, December 13.

ury, covering a report of the receipts and the patient from the open court, where we

A quorum was formed in the Senate. expenditures of government for the cur. all experienced the severest cold, into a seventeen members having appeared and

rent year, and an estimate of the amount warmer place. At fir I opposed their en. I taken their seats. The Vice-President of appropriations necessary for the year treaties, but was at length obliged to yield,

not being present, it became necesary to 1803, was read by the speaker, and the to the request of his relations. He was chufe a president of Senate pro tem. Nir.

whole ordered to be referred to the comconveyed into the kitchen; but what I bad

Bradley, of Vermont, and Mr. Tracy, of mittee of ways and means, and to be feared and predicted came to pa's. The

Connecticut, were the candidates. There printed for the use of the members. patient relaped into his former state of in

were nine democrats and eigbe federalists Gen. S. SMITH moved, that the house fen ability. “We were obliged to open the

resolve itself into a committee of the whole windows and doors. to obtaik the greatest prefent: They balioted several times, but

no choice was made ; as neither candi on the flate of the union for the purpose of degree of cold possible, and renewed the

date voted for himself, and it required nine taking into consideration the prelident's projection of water.---Three hours more

votes to make a inajority of the whole. melage. Ho said that though the message were employed, and about nine o'clock in

had not yet been printed in the pamphlet the evening the subject began to cry out

form, many copies had been printed upon with violence, and was seized with a uni

Tuesday, December 14.

single sheets, one of which he then held in versaltrembling. I nuw ordered him to be

Mr. Bradley was chosen President pro

his hand, and he presumed that any gen. tem. of the Senate. A joint committee of leman might procure them. I visited hiin again, and found him fen the two houses consisting of Messrs. Mr. Griswold said the house had juft de. fible, but his belly was diftended, and Wright and Theodore Foster from the termined not to go into that business at preshiverings at intervals. I ordered a glyfter, Senate, and Messrs. Dawson, Lowndes || fent, and he thought it extraordinary that a prisan, and also the vulnerary mixture, and Van Ness from the House of Repre- any gentleman should urge it. It had with the liquor mineralis Hoffmanni. sentatives, was appointed to wait on the never been customary, he said, to act upon These medicines having appeased the latter President and inform him that they were a business of that kind without giving

put to bed.

members an opportunity of examining it. should offer for the purpose of rendering || ted States be requested to cause to be laid He therefore hoped the gentlemen would the references more specific in case the before this house such information in poswithdraw his motion, and allow time for amendment then under consideration session of the department of state as relates the members to be furnished copies of the should obtain.

to the violation, on the part of Spain, of message and to consider it.

The question was taken upon the a the twenty second article of the treaty of Mr. Smith declared that he could not mendment and carried, Mr. Dawson vot friendship, limits and navigation betweco withdraw the motion. ing against it.

the United States and the king of Spain. The other three resolutions were adopt He then moved a resolution, which was Question taken, and bolt. ed.

adopted, That the committee of Ways and Mr. Mitchell moved the following re Means be instructed to enquire whether Friday, December 17. solution :

any and what alteration is necessary in the Mr, Dawson moved that the house re Resolved, that in the opinion of this laws imposing duties on impoft and ionsolve itself into a committee of the whole committee, so much of the president's inel nage and goods imported into the United on the state of the union for the purpose of lage as relates to the providing for the re. States. taking into consideration the Prelident's turn of American leamen discharged in He also moved another resolution, That message. The motion being agreed to, the foreign ports, and left abroad, ought to be so much of two several acts of Congress as house went into a committee, Mr. John referred to the committee of commerce and relates to the establishment of a MINT C. Smith in the chair. manufactures.

ought to be repealed.-Ordered to be com. Dr. Dawson moved the following reso. Mr. Griswold wished to vary the motion, | mitted to a committee of the whole house lutions :

so as to make the reference to a select com. and made the order of the day for Mon. Refolved, That in the opinion of this mittee. Mr. Mitchell consented to vary, day next. comiittee, so much of the President's and the resolution was agreed to.

House adjourned to Monday, mellage as relates to our navigation and the Mr. Mitchell then moved a resolution protection of our commerce, ought to be in the following words. referred to the committee of commerce and Resolved, that in the opinion of this manufactures.

committee, so much of the president's mel budson, January 4, 1803. Refolved, That in the opinion of this Tage as relates to our warfare with Tripoli, committee, so much of the President's. and our relation with the other Barbary

CONGRESSIONAL POSTSCRIPT. message as relates to our finances ought to powers, ought to be referred to the combe referred to the committee of Ways and mittee of commerce and manufactures.

Mr. Dawson wished it more general,

We basten to lay before our readers the following in. Means. and faid if it should not be agreed to, he

teresting article :Refolved, Thar in the opinion of this committee, so much of the President's mel. would offer another in its stead.

On the 22nd December, in the house of Represenfage as relates to our concerns with the In. Mr. Nicholson wished the reference

tatives, a message was received from the President

of the United Siates by Mr. Lewis, his Secretary, dian tribes, and the establishment of new might be made to a select com inittee. Mr.

insparting to the house the information requested settlements ought to be referred to a select Mitchell consented, and the resolution respecting the violation on the part of Spain of iht committee. was adopted.

treaty between the United States and that nation. Refolved, That in the opinion of this Mr. Varnum offered the following rel. committee, so much of the President's mef solution, which was adopted.

Gentlemen of the House of Representarires, sage as relates to navy yards and the build. Refolved, that in the opinion of this I now transmit a report from the Secretary of ing of docks ought tb be referred to a le committee, so much of the president's mes

State, with tije information requested in your resclus

tion of the 17th instant. lect committee. {age as relates to the militia inftitutions of

" In making this communication, I deenı it propThe first resolution being under confi. the United States, ought to be referred to er to observe, that I was led by the regard due to deration, it was objected to by Mr. Dana, a select commiitee.

the rights and interests of the United States, and to Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Nicholson, and Mr. Mr. Griswold said he observed, among

the just sensibility of the portion of our

zens, niore immediately affected by the irregular Griswold as too general and indefinite, and other measures recommended by the pre proceeding at New Orleans, to lose not a moment as embracing vaftly more than could be ac fident, that of foftering the fisheries of the in causing every step to be taken which the occacomplished by the committee of Commerce United States. He thought the subject a

sion claimed from me : being equally aware of the and Manufactures, The mover was re

obligation to inaintain, in all cases, the rights of very important one, and was glad to find

the nation, and to employ, for that purpose, these quested to alter his resolution in such it inentioned in the message of the preli- || just and honorable means which belong to ihe charmanner as to render it more specific. This den'. He then moved the following res.

acter of the United States. he declined. olution, which was adopted.


** Dec. 22, 1802." Mr. Dennis then moved to amend the Refolved, that in the opinion of this

The message is accompanied by letters from our resolution by striking out the words, “our committee, so much of the president's mes. Consul at New Orleans--the Proclamation of the In. navigation and the protection of our com- | fage as relates to fostering the fisheries of tendant-a letter from the governor of the Mississippi merce," and by inserting the words, the United States ought to be referred to a

Territory to the secretary of state, enclosing a letter

written to tbe governor of Louisiana-and a letter from * discriminating and countervailing du-select committee.

the governor of Kentucky to tbe President. ties, and the act of the British Parliament The committee then rose and Mr. Smith upon that subject.'

reporied the relolution to the house. The John PAGE, Esq is elected Governor of Virgin. Mr. Dawlon objected to the amend.

ia. There seems to be but one opinion concerning resolutions being considered in the house,

this gentleman. All parties speak of him in terms ment.

were agreed to and committees were ap of approbation. Mr. Rutledge supported it. He said pointed accordingly. that all bugnels relative to the protection Mr. Randolph rose and made some re

James TURNER, Esq. a democrat, is elected Gov.

ernor of North Carolina, in place of the late Govof our commerce, generally, had hitherto marks upon the present situation of the

ernor Ashe, deceased. been uniformly relerred to a naval cor Aavigation of the Misliflippi. He then mittee. moved the following resolution which was

Mr. Richardson is elected Governor of SouthMr. Mitchell advocated the amendment adopted withoui opposition.

Carolina ; and Pierge BUTLER, Senator of the

United States, in the room of Mr. CALNOVN, deand read two resolutions which he said he Refolved, that the President of the Uni



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after their first publication, had a general || lowing words. “ Remember there are

circulation in this country. They were but two alternatives for a gentleman ; Hither the products of your closet-labors bring,

fought and read with avidity, particularly extreme politeness, or the sword. If a Enrich our columns, and instruct mankind. by young men whose circumstances or

man openly and designedly affront you, ambition enkindled in their minds an ar. call him out.”This murderous lesson FOR THE BALANCE. dent desire to shine in the and fashion

forms a part of our circles. Supplanting the christian

It has been read by thousands, and perON THE INCREASING PREVALENCE OF

taith, they became a kind of sacred creed, haps by hundreds of thousands of children DUELLING. among the youth of fortune and a

and youth in the American schools. It fashionable taste. Moral and religious ll seems to have becn inculcated upon them No. II. principle was made to yield to a system of

as a facred duty, or, at least, as an indirmean duplicity, miscalled " the graces;" || rensible requisite to an honorable standing T is not uncommon in the hilary and the meretricious varnish of the exterior

in society. And what must have been the of nations, that moral sentiment becomes

tras purchased at the awful expence of a murai Feats ?-Buys of spirit, and espe. corrupted and flagitious and even inhuman corrupted heart. If Philip Dormer Stan

cially such as belong to diftinguished fampractices (pring up and acquire repute,

hope, Earl of Chesterfield, like Boring. | ities, with to arrive to the rank of gentle. from causes which operate so secretly, that broke and Hume, had made a direct at.

men.; which implies, as they have been they are scarcely perceived till, they have tack upon the christian religion, its effects

expressly taught, a promptness to chalcompletely wrought their pernicious ef

would have been much less pernicious than
those which have flowed from his paternal front. Under this impression, they grow

lenge to a duel, in case of any designed af. tecks. It is from such upregarded, but powerful caufes, that the inhuman prac.

leffons. In imparting advice to his son,
-a fun too who seemed to engross his af- their tempers, rash and precipitate in their

up to the fate of manhood. Hafty in tice of duelling, trampling upon law, religion and every sacred tie, has, in latter fections, he fapped the foundations of all

conduct, as is usual with youth, who, years, "prevailed and still increases in this pure morality, erected a varnished fabric of dissimulation and gross hypocrisy, and

while they have a flow of animal spirits, country.

are entirely destitute of experience; dread. taught young men to become seducers, ing also, above all things, degradation In consequence of the publication of caught young men to become feducers,

cheats and villains. the letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to

and contempt, and panting for honour, his son, a new standard of morals, among

A general review of Chesterfield's fyf- they meet with a real or supposed arffont : the fashionable ranks in society, seems to

tem does not, however, belong to this and what must they do in this case - If have been established. The ease and cle. l subject; which leads me only to mention the affront be not of such a nature that gance of style in which those letters were the credit and honour which his authori- they can pass it off with “ extreme politewritten, together with their many judiciously has attached to duelling : and sorry 1 | ness," they must either challenge to a deas well as witty remarks on men and man

am that a melancholy evidence of this is cision by the sword, or else forfeit forev. ners, have disguised and sweetened the found in a school-book, which is general er the character of gentlemen. deadly poison that they contain: and, at ly excellent, and is, I believe, in common

Now is it ftrange, that, under these eis. the same time, the exalted rank of the wri. use over the United States. In " the

oumstances, duels have become commun ter, his brilliant talents as a statelman and || Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor,”

in our land ? Is it strange that some, in his extensive fame as the most polished no. among other selections from Chesterfield,

latter years, even before they were out of bleman in England, gave them the force

of which several are highly censurable, a their teens have fought duels, and have of law, under the empire of the potent | challenge to a duel, under certain circum fallen in such bloody affrays ?---No, my queen, called Fashion. These letters, soon stances, is positively enjoined, in the fol

countrymen : wben it is confidered that

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the necessity of duelling is one of the lef- violent hatred. Now, however, fince all / 1779 Spain, having taken part in our fons in our schools; and that it is there

his advances have been but coldly received revolution war, attacked and dispoflelled inculcated as a sacred duty of a man of hon

by France, his“ amities” slighted, and the the English of their posts on the Mifhmp.

ardors of his passion have met with only pi which she retained till the peace, and our, the prevalence ceases to be a matter

neglect and disdain ; in short, since the fair then by the definitive treaty in 1783 with of wonder.

object of his affections has shown herself, Great-Britain, the obtained the ceflion of (TO BE CONTINUED.]

in the strong language of the poet, a dowr:- the Floridas ; of which the still retains
right “ stabbing strumper," he turns softly possellion.
round and in the file of coquetry, begins The next thing we heard of from Spain
an amorous dalliance with England. Our was a claim the set up to the exclusive

aspect towards England must be changed ! navigation of the Milliffippi; which the Political.

Instead of frowns and sulkiness, we are to i attempted to enforce by actually seizing

ogle and leer at her with all the artifice of the property of several of our citizens THE MESSAGE.

well painted paflion. Such is the meaning when descending the stream. In the year of the above phrase, rather binte than 1795 an inhabitant of the western country,

expreffed ; it is, I take it, the first step of a fent a boat down the river with furs & othWe pass over the second, third and fourth nunbers of the Examination, for the purpose of laying

gentle wooer. And, without intending l er property :o the amount of about 40,000

any thing derogatory to ibe modesty of the dollars which was all seized at New Orleans. before our readers, as early as possible, that part lady, we suspeét he will find her “ nothing | This produced a memorial from the own. of the subject which appears more immediately loth."

er to Mr. Jay, our minister at that time at interesting.)

To drop the personification for the fake the Court of Spain. The State of North. FROM THE N. 7. EVENING POSI: of speaking in a plainer style, we will say

Carolina drew up a remonttrance to Conwithout hesitation, that Great Britian can gress on the subject of a similar violence

not view with indifference the colonization practised on one of the citizens of that REMARKS ON THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.

of Louisiana by the French, and that the State; and it is believed that Virginia also llands ready at this moment 10 co-operate

inftructed her representatives on the same NUMBER 5. with the American administration in pre

point. In fhort the conduct of Spain LOUISIANA forms the next topic of venting an event which thetoresees will ul

caused a pretty strong sensation throughout the Message, worthy particular notice. Our timately prove lo extreinly detrimental 10 the United Stares. The exclusive use of Chiel Magistrate speaks in the following

her as well as to us. If we are careless of the river was a favorire point with her manner of the most important event, as rel lour Milli lippi territory, she is not of her statesmen, and it was said that she proposed, pects the United States, which has happen. | Jamaica and the reit on her Welt-India ill. J'though in rather a secret manner, to allow ed since the breaking out of the French rev. ands, and the perceives they would never

us certain commercial advantages and to olution : “ The ceilion of the Spanith be out of jeopardy it once the French be

stand our friend with the Barbary powers province of Louisiana to France, which came powerful in the Floridas; more espe. if we would say nothing about her exclutook place in the course of the lare ivar, cially if they should fucceed in conquering live navigation of the Mislillippi for twen. will, it carried into effcét, make a change St. Domingo, retarded at prelent by noth-y-five years. And there were not wanting in the aspect of our foreign relations, ing but a want of money.

certain persons from the southern flutes which will doubtles have just weight in Since we are on this subject, now become

who were much inclined to listen to the any deliberations of the Legifauré con so interesting to the people of this country, propofition. We fhall here mention a tact nected with that subject.”

it may be expected that we should treat it not unworthy repetition at this time.

somewhat in detail. It is granted that it would not have been

During our revolutionary war, there becoming the office of the Prebident of the

Louisiana was discovered by the Span was in Congress a Southern Faction, quite United States to have announced this e

iards in the fixteenth century, but first enough disposed to sacrifice our Weltern vent in violent and angry language ; yet,

taken possession of by Louis 14th of France. interests, without any real necessity for it, we surely had a right to expeet from himn | By the treaty of Paris, made in 1763 be and they had sufficient influence to get a that ile would have presented fome precise lhe former obtained a ceflion of the Flori minister then at the Court of Madrid, Mr.

tween Great Britain, France and Spain, li resolution actually palled, authorising our ideas to the Legislature on the subject, ex. pressed in a tone of dignity and firinnels.

das, and a free navigation of the Miffislip. | Jay, to accommodate to the views ol Spain Instead of this, he merely informs them of

pi; defined by a line drawn along the and the MillTippi, as the consideration of the circumstance as an affair which might,

middle of the river Millillippi from its her yielding to our independence. This

fource to the river Iberville, and from if carried into effeél, make a change in || llence by a line drawn along the iniddle of

was communicated to Mr. Jay in a letter, the aspect of our foreign relations. Out

thience by a line drawn along the iniddle of but that great and upright state (man saw the of a hundred readers, not five, it may safely | Ponchartrain to the sea : besides the river measure, and very wisely omitted to make

this river and the lakes Maurepas and consequences which must result from this be asserted, would be able to alfix any definite meaning to thele words. An

and port of the Mobile, and all other pof- use of the power thus confided to him.explanation therefore may not be unsatis: Milliflippi, except the town of New-Orsessions of the latier, on the left side of the The letter which he wrote back exprefling

his sentiments on the subject, opened the factory.

leans, and the island in which it is situated, eyes of some who had not been suficient Every person in this country knows that which was to remain to France, provided ly aware of its importance ; the question Mr Jefferson has heretofore been strongly that the navigation of the Mislissippi was to was reconsidered, some of the Southern inclined to the most intimate and friendly I be equally free as well to subjects of Great members joined the Northern, and the connection with France and to hold per. Britain as to those of France, in its whole

power was revoked.

This is stated on petually a frowning aspect towards Eng. i breadth and length from the source to the

breadth and length from the source to the good authority, but as it is here given from land ; that, as to the former his maxim has sea, and expressly that part which is be recollection alone, it can only be alerted been Ail for love and the world well loft, || tween the island of New Orleans and the to be substantially correct. while against the latter, he has not been right bank of that river, as well as the At length in 1793, a treaty of Friend. puuve harburing the most illiberal and il passage both in and out of its mouth. In thip, Limits and Navigation was formed

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