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publicly deny them. To their charges, | however, on the night of 31st December, a receipt there of letters from Algiers, dated we plead not guilty, in behalf of injured vessel arrived with dispatches from Eng. January 5, Itaring, that that Regency fias innocence.- We declare positively, that land, enjoining it upon general Dundas, if declared war against Denmark. It bad Major Ten Broeck is not a delinquent; he had not surrendered the place to the

he had not surrendered the place to the given orders to the Danish Consulto emand that he is not indebted to the public a Dutch, to retain possession of it. A great bark in three days and even threatened to single cent.

bustle immediately took place in the fleet, treat him with the utmost severity. CitiAs to A Dayton, we shall merely and early on the morning of the i ft Janua- zen Dubois Thanville, Charge d'Affairs of point at hin the finger of scorn and con

ry, the day when the Dutch troops were to the Republic, having received special oriempt. We speak the language of nine- have entered the works, the British forces ders from the First Consul, to protect all teen twentieths of the citizens of Hudlon, were seen debarking with all the expedition friendly powers against the injustice and when we declare, that he is undeserving of, I in their power, and marching with fixed violence of pirates, made known to the and unfit for, any office whatever. bayonets back again to the fortifications, of | Dey, that the First Consul had with pain

which they took posleslion, and kept out heard of this irregular conduct against a EDWARD Tiffen, is elected governor

the Dutch. This manævre occasioned, it power which had given him no cause of of the new state of Ohio.

may be supposed, no small consternation to complaint, and which on the contrary,

the Dutch governor, whose imprudent || had lately paid to him a very considerable A brig of 150, and a schooner of 100 procrastination ay be attended with the subsidy. This mediation of France seemed tons burthen, were launched at Marietta final loss of the colony to his country. to give great displeasure to the Dey, who (Ohio) on the 15th ult. Two other brigs How far this occurrence may have con- even threatened to send off the French A. were nearly ready for launching at that nection with the recent declaration of war gent with that of Denmark. Matters, time, and the Marietta paper states that by Algiers againt France, and be the pre- however, seem to have been accommo8 or 10 fail of vessels will probably be curlor of a renewal of hoftilities in Europe, dated. The Danish Agent has remained ; built at that place during the coming sea- is left to the speculation of our readers. and it is believed the regency will not defon.

[Balt. Fed. Gaz.] clare war againft Denmark, By the Experiment, from Naples and We copy the following foreign articles Late last night we received Paris JourGibraltar, we learn, that the U. States from the New-York Gazette. nals of the gift ult. inclufive. According frigate Chesapeake, Commodore Morris, Col. Despard, and accomplices, were

to letters from Constantinople, a dreadful was at Malaga, on the 26th of January. I tried by a special commiflion at Westmir- fire had broke out there on the evening of The frigate Adams was a Gibraltar. The iter, found guilty, and sentenced. On the 7th of December, and which raged with New-York and John Adams had both | Wednesday the 9th of February, Mr. Der- uniemitting fury until next morning. The gone up the Streights in pursuit of the pard was ordered into court, and was damage occasioned thereby was of course Commodore. The Enterprize, Sterrett, | fpeedily brought to the bar. The court extremely great. The plague fill contin. was also at Mal:a. The cruize of the then announced to the prisoners their con- ues to desolate that city ; the progress of John Adams would be out in April, when viction, and put the usnal question, if they which is extended by the mildness of the Ihe was to return to America.

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Thew why lentence should weather.
[N. Y. Gaz.] ocê pass. Mr. Despard addressed a few

words io the court, but in so low a tune A very violent eruption of Mount Etna A very importanı, and no less singular 1 of voice as to be scarcely audible. Lord

has been attended with confiderable damage than important occurrence took place at Ellenborough then proceeded to address to the neighbouring fields of Catania, and the Cape of Good Hope, previous to the firit Mr. Despard, and afterwards the oth- excited the most ala ming apprehensions at failing of the ship Portsmouth, which arri- er prisoners, in a most folemn, awtul, and Messina. Part of the volcannic matter ved on the 15th instant, and it is not a little | impressive manner, on the enormity of produced by this eruption has fallen on the surprising that it should not have transpired their offence, which filled every eye in the Lordship of Bronts, sooner to the public. We have it upon Court with tears. His lordihip then prothe very best authority, that altho''the ceeded to pass the awful fentence of the law, Dutch government was by capitulation to in cases of high treason-which is, hanging, have had possession of the Cape on the ist embowelling, quartering, and beheading.

I be Knell. of January, the British troops had, not with- Tie prisoners were then ordered from the standing, pofleffion of the place at the time bar, and the court broke up. Those bro't of the Portsmouth's failing.

in guilty along with Col. Despard, are The circumstances were these : The com. John Wood, Thomas Broughton, James mander of the British forces had proposed Sedgwick Wrattan, Daniel Tyndal, Arthat the Dutch governor should take pothur Graham, and John M.Namara--John feffion of the forts and works on the 2012 Francis, Thomas Newman, and William December. As, however, the first day of Lander, guilty, but recommended to mer. the New Year was at hand, the latter pre- cy.--Thomas Philips and Samuel Smith, fered postponing it to that day, expecting not guilty. The jury allo recommended probably, that the festivity of the moment Col. Despard to mercy, on account of his

At Kortright, on the 8th ult. after a lingering would give an eclat to his new goveinne it former good character, and the services he

illness, which she bore with christian fortitude,

Mrs. STATIRAH Cure, wife of Mr. Elias Cure, among the people. In the mean time the had rendered his country. Lord EllenBritish troops to the number of 1600 had boroug'ı’s charge lasted from three till fix aged 22 years. She has left an affectionate husall embarked, except one company left on o'clock.

band, child, and parents to mourn her loss." fore as a rear guard and to take care of

In this city, on Saturday last, the wife of Mr. the works till the Dutch, who were then

LONDON, FEB. 5. landing to the number of 2500, should A letier from Naples, dated Dec. 2,

A child of Mr. WILLIAM C. PENNIinarch into them. As fate would have it, published in the Moniteur, mentions the

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THE CRUELTIES OF BONAPARTE IN SYRIA.

can fire.''

“ Ungracious' assur'd that thou never wilt alter, the service. Accordingly one of them “ I've left thee a shilling to purchase a halter."- who had an impediment in his speech, “ Thank you, father," says Charles, “ for my share

came up to the captain and made his bow, of your wealth,

“What is your objection ?" said the cap“ Heaven grant you may live-TO ENJOY IT YOUR- tain." The Wreath.

" I ca-nt go," answers the man, SELF."

" because I ft-ft-stutter." “ Stutter," says the Captain, "you don't go there to talk, , but to fight.” “ Ay, but they'll p-p-put

me upon 8-8-guard, and a man inay go SELECTED.

Diverlity.

ha-ha-nalt a mile, before I can say wh-wh.

who goes there ?" Oh, that is no ob. L I N E S,

jection, for they will place some other sen.

try with you, and he can challenge, it you On The Birth Day of James Thomson,

• Well, b-b-but I may be ta. Author of the Seasons, &c. SIR Robert Wilson in his history of

ta-taken and run through the g-g-guts, bethe British expedition in Egypt, relates

fore I can cry qu.qu-qu-qu-qu-quarter. By ROBERT BURNS.

that Bonaparte, having carried the tour of

Jaffa* by assault, many of the garrison --- His last plea prevailed, and the captain, W

out of humanity, (laughing heartily) dis. were put to the sword; but the greater miffed him. HILE Virgin SPRING by Eden's food, Unfolds her tender mantle green,

part flying into the mosques, and implor. Or pranks the sod in frolick mood,

ing mercy from their pursuers, had their Or tunes Eolian strains between :

lives granted them :--that, three days af. Certain coquettes, gaily dressed, well

terward, Bonaparte, who had expressed powdered, and well rouged, being lately While SUMMER, with a matron grace,

much relentment at the compassion mani- at a ball, asked a foreigner present, how he Retreats to Dryburgb's cooling shade, tested by his troops, and was determined | liked French beauties.

liked French beauties. “Ladies, (answerYet oft delighted stops to trace, to relieve himselt from the maintenance

ed he, with great naivete,) I am no judge The progress of the spiky blade :

and care of three thousand eight hundred of painting.'

prisoners, ordered them to be marched to While AUTUMN, benefactor kind,

a rising ground near Jaffa ; when a divif. By Iweed, erects his aged head, ion of the French infantry formed against

TERMS OF THE BALANCE. And sees with self-approving mind,

them : that when the Turks had arrived at Each creature on his bounty fed :

the fatal spot, and the mournful prepara. To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and Afty cents,

tions were completed, a signal gun was payable in quarterly advances. While Maniac WINTER rages o'er

fired : that vollies of musquetry and grape The hills whence classic Yarrow flows,

To Country Subscribers, who receive their papers instantly played againit ihem; and that Rousing the torbid torrents roar,

at the office, Two Dollars, payable as a isove. Bonaparte, who had been beholding the Or sweeping wild a waste of snows :

scene through a telescope, when he saw To those who receive them by the mail, Two So long, sweet Poet of the Year,

the smoke ascending, manifested his joy Dollars, exclusive of postage, payable in advance. Shall bloom that Wreath thou well hast won;

and exultation. The historian observes A handsone title-page, with an Index or Table While Scotia, with exulting tear,

that the bunes of these wretched people of Contents, will be given with the last number Proclaims that THOMSON was her son.

still lie in heaps, about a mile from the of each volume.
town of Jaffa, and are shown to every Advertisements inserted in a conspicuous and
traveller that arrives. He further affirms

handsome manner, in the Advertiser which accor. that Bonaparte finding his hospitals at Jaffa | panies, and circulates as extensively as the Balance. THE MISER AND HIS SONS.

crowded with fick soldiers of his own army, As a miser of late was approaching his end,

and fearing a pestilence, contrived and Complete files of the first volume, which have caused to be executed the diabolical pro

been reserved in good order for binding, are for sale He begg'd his three sons to his will wou'd attend; ject of poisoning them.

-Price of the volume, bound, Two Dolars and ff. First, to Paruus, he said, " My dear son ! I per

ty cents—unbound, Two Dollars. The whole may ceive, For the truth of these horrid facts, Sir

be sent, stitched or in bundles, to any post office in « That my date is near out, I've a short time to Robert appeals to the French officers of

the state, for 52 cents postage ; or to any post-of. Bon's division, and to the members of the fice in the union for 78 cents. « Two thirds of my wealth then be thine to inherit,

French institute at Cairo. • For pleas'd I observe thee possess all my spir

AGENTS FOR THE BALANCE. it."

* Jaffa is the same that was ancientThen to Moestus, “Come near me, and mark my ly Foppa, mentioned in the New Teftabequest ; ment: it lies fully miles westward from

J. Simonds, Post Master, Clinton, N. Y. “As I know you'll not spend it, I leave you the Jerusalem.

1. Thomas, jun. Printer, Worcester.

Samuel Colt, Geneva, N. Y. Here Parcus and Moestus, with counterfeit tears,

Mr. Dodd, Printer, Salem, N. Y. Wish'd to heaven he still might enjoy it for years, FROM THE AMERICAN MUSEUM. “ Worthy sons !" says the Sire, “bat, Charles, as

DURING the late war, when draughts “ Most extravagant waster ! you shan't want your were made from the militia, to recruit the due, continental army, a certain captain gave

SAMPSON, CHIITENDEN CROSWELL, “ Who think riches are got to be squander'd away, liberty to the men who were draughied

Warren-Street, Hudson. " Who wou'd spend all my gains in the space of a from his company, to make their objec

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tions if they had any, against going into WITH ELEGANCE AND ACCURACY.

live ;

IN ADDITION TO THOSE HITHERTO MENTIONED.

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Political.

ry. Almost five centuries have elapsed, | ute of Edward III. King of England ; and the name of Treffillian ftill lives ; and and it is worthy of particular notice that

it will live forever--and forever will it be the statute was enacted nearly a century FOR THE BALANCE.

viewed with unabated horror. Yet even before the art of printing was invented,

Treslillian was not a finished adept in the and in a very dark and tyranpical age.-No. II.

arts of political villainy. He had never You yourself, it is presumed, are learned TO AMBROSE SPENCER, Esq. been a bawling patriot ; nor was he ac.

in hiftory as well as in law; but for the SIR,

cused of veiling his dark designs against sake of the unlearned who are equally in

the people, with the hypocritical proiel. || terefted, it may be proper and necessary to MONG all the public knaves fions of attachment and unbounded aflec.

give a briet sketch of the fate of civil who have run the gauntlet of political tion. It is for the present age of superior policy at that remote and dark period. prostitution, there have been a few only cunning and intrigue to have produced a

Huine, the most famous among the Bri. whose turpitude was of such a peculiar na

man, whoie versatile genius has explored tish historians, speaking of the reign of ture as to render their names immortal; or all the dark avenues of crooked policy,

Edward III, says, “ They indeed mistake as Pope has expreffed it, wło have becand whose other rare qualities are surpas

very ruch the genius of this reign, who s damnd to everlaiting lame.” Viliainy, fed only by the most confuummate hypoc.

imagine that it was not extremcl; arbitra. however altrocious, mult fail of giving risy.

ry. The King openly avowed and mainperpetuity to the name of its author, un

How supremely gratifying must it be, tained the power of levying taxes at pleaslels it strikes at ihe dearest interests of mil. || fir, to yourself to receive undoubted_alsu- The barons (or lords) were the alions of people. Sir Robert Treflillian,

rances that
you,

will posiels a bettors of robbers, murderers, and ruffians the chief justice of the king's bench in niche in the immortal temple of fame. of all kinds; and no law could be executa England, had be acted the public knave Yes, the broad and black seal of immor.

ed againit those criminals." Villainy, in merely on a fmall scale, would long ago | tality is stamped on the name of Ambrofe that age, had so pervaded even the highhave been forgotten. Neither his talents, | Spencer. None of your former useful la- eft ranks, that it was common for the king nor the innate turpitude of his character, bours could have given you this diftinc- to extort a promise from the nobility, nor his private vices and petty opprel- tion--not even your snatching the bread

that they would have no connexion with · sions, had any claims upon the notice of of office from the mouth of a needy old robbers! The nobles of England were pofterity. But for the circumstance of man, whose hospicable attentions had ref

constrained, from time to time, 10 pledge his having advised the king, Richard II, cued your sck father from the grave. E- their folemn promise in parliament, that to ftifle and destroy the

gerin

of English ven that deed, as it immediately affected they would not support felons ; yet this liberty by the extension of his preroga. the interest merely of an obscure individ. engagement, the historian oblerves, was tives, the name of Treffillian would have ual, could excite only a temporary indig. never regarded by them. At that period, been unknown to the present age. It was nation and horror in the public mind.-- even the English tongue was but very

litthis ftab aimed at the infant liberties of his But your late attempt to shackle the press tle used, and that only among the lowest country, that aroused the public indigna. | with a previous restraint ; and to overawe classes of people. The oldest ftare paper tion and brought him to the scaffold ; and filence it, by laying a printer, while in the Englith language was dated, 1988, where he expiated his offence with his unconvicted, under heavy bonds to keep | ten years after the death of Edward III. blood. It was this attrocious deed tend- the peace, will render your memory as All laws, all pleadings, all records, all ing to blast the hopes of unborn millions, durable as mountains of brass.

deeds, .bonds and covenants, till toward that has perpetuated to that corrupt politi.

Your plea for tettering the press with a the close of that reign, were done in Lat. cian a conspicuous place in Englih bisto

in and French. Previous restraint was founded on a stai

tants.

en !

!!me corcludes his history of the reignty, to jufily our government, ho-vever well other succeslive exactions to the amount of Edward Ili. in the following words, dispoled tor peace, in submitting to be ca- of six million pounds ferling. The church" (a the whole, it appears that the gov. joled by his assurances; or to use the French es were given up to plunder-every reernment at best was only a barbarous mon. cant, whenever they were injuring and in- | ligious fund, and every public treasure was archy, not regulated by any fixed max. fulting any nation, in the person of its Am- confiscated; and the country was made imis, nor bounded by any certain indispu- bafador, his perfect asurances of high con. one scene of rapine and diforder. At Pe. ted righis, which is practice were regular- fideration. For our part we declare, that via, a garrison of French troops left by ly observed. The King conduced him having vewed the whole of BÓNAPARTE'S | BONAPARTE, having wantonly destroyed felt by one set of principles ; the barons conduct well enough, we think, to make a l the tonıb of St. AUGUSTIN, which the in(or lords) by another ; the commons by a tolerable ellimate of his character, we con- habitants had always religiously veneratthird ; the clergy by a fourth."

sider the very profession of friendship he ed, they colleEted around and took the To that dark, barbarous and tyrannical has made, as a certain asurance of his bad garrison prisoners, but carefully abstained age you have recurred for a flatule with intentions. He must be but a paltry poli- from offering violence to a fingle foldier. which to punish and overwhelm a printer ician, and little read indeed in the human BONAPARTE marched back, and carried in this free country. And is our repub- heart, who will not be more ftaruled at it as military execution over the whole coun. lic already come to this ?" Be astonish

a lenterici poffed upon the country, han re. try-burnt the town of Benasco, and put ed, () Heavens !"

joiced at it as an omen of peace. Let us 800 of its inhabitants to death in cold Happily your efforts have failed. The see what grounds we have for faith in blood ; and then marching to Pavia took deformed baniling that you had conceived

France ! Oh ! it we had but half the faith it by storm, and massacreed the inhabi- . was stifled in the birth, and dropped from from righteousness in Chrift, that we have you dead born : yet your labours and

for fear in France, we might hope to call BONAPARTE figned a treaty with the pangs in its conception and delivery will down protection and bleilings from Heav.

Duke ot Níodena promising neutrality on never be forgotten. It will be held in

the payment of twelve millions of livres. lively remembrance that you were the firjt When the French entered Holland,

When that was paid he arrefted the Duke, public officer in this country since the a. they issued a proclamation to this effect : and extorted from him 200,coo sequins ; doption of the federal constitution, who * lle consider jou as friends and allies-

on this another treaty was signed, called a openly endeavoured to enchain the prek we restore you to freedom---we / ik to in- Convention de Surete, which, of course, bs such a previous restraint as would ex pire you with confidence !" &c. &c. and

was followed by fresh violations and extinquish all free enquiry relpeeting public in leis than two years they fleeced the actions. men and measures, and i hus pave the way Dutch of fifty-five millions of dollars ; of iur national flavery. For this deed, you a whole province : of their Aronge it bar

In breach of the trezły and rights of neurame, retreling the noftrils of pollerity, rier towns, and of a seaport. They plac- | trality, be took poflellion of Leghorn to will roll dowo the stream oi time till time ed the country under military commission

seize the British property lying there, and thall be no more. ers, and confiscated to their own use, the

he made the Duke of Tuscany pay the whole of the Belgian Clergy's property, to

expence of his army marching ihither. EZRA SAMPSON.

he amount of 250 millions of dollars. So When he entered the territories of Ves that the freedon they gave that country, fi nice, he issued, according to custom, a

according to promise, was to free them proclamation of " certain af urances.”-The political and historical truth, contained

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55.000.000 BONAPARTE to the Republic of Venice." in the following production, ought to ensure it a

250,000,000 " It is to deliver the first country in républication in every paper in the United States.

Europe from the iron yoke of the proud

Dolls. 305,000,000 House of Austria the French army has FROM THE CHARLESTON COURIER When they entered Franconia, a proc.

come, &c. &c. &c.Religion, governOF MARCH 4

lamain calling on the people for confi. ment, customs, and property shall be ref.

dence, with other certain allurances, went peiled, all provided for the army shall be IT anpears hy a le ter from Il’ashington, before the ariny. And a volume is pub. I paid in money." This, like every other, that the Profitent has got certain ajuran. Inhed in German), and tranflated into ali was followed by infamous exactions-He (is from the Fiench goverment, that they

the languages in Europe, of their mur- established democracy, and with the new bed" the greateft define toculivate a good

ders, pillage, exacions and enormities. government made a treaty, by which mo. underlandny with the American govern. In Lombardy, BON. PARTE iffused a ney and naval ftores to the amount of fix nient, and that General VICTOR who is to

proclamation :" Alions of Italy, the millions of livres, and three ihips of the C: inand in Louifana, had received in

Frenih army is come to break your chains. line were given to him, in return for fructions from the First Consuí to pursue

The French are the Friends of the people || which he gave them certain asurances of Cinciliatory measures, such as would con

in every country. Your property, your unce to the harmony and mucual improve- cuftoms shall be respected.'

edhe property, your friendship. This be performed in his own nient of the interests and the rights of both

(Signed)
BONAPARTE.

months after, by the treaty of Campo counties, and to espect the righis, terri. tory and perlons of the people of the Uni

Formio, to the iron yoke of the proud

In Milan he published another :-“Ref. kid Soares." We hope, and we are ture, peel for property, and personal security ; || House of Austria. that there are none in the United States who respect for the religion of countries; these In Egypt, his proclamation ran thus :would rejoice mure facerely than we are our sentiments."

In the name of God, merciful and gra. fuld at hearing this announced, if we (Signed) BONAPARTE. cious-There is no God but God' · He cui lee in a relospect of the conduct of Now let us fee how he made good all

has no son or ollociate in his kingdom the French government, and particularly this! From the Milanese, a very small in that of BONAPARTE, any one case in Hate, he at once exalted a contribution of - The French adore the Supreme B2whic' verbal or written engagenicnts, or twenty millions of livres, or one millioning, and honour the Prophet and his even outlas, have been observed with fideli. pounds of our n.oney; and afterwards Koran.

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The French are true Musulmen- ! P. S. Does BONAPARTE say a word a. in the said little city ; and that the said printer not long fince they marched to Rome and bout our right at New.Orleans. His all takes provoking liber.ies in the said paper with the overthrew the Pope, who excited Christ. 11 furances are a declaration that the right said Attorney-General. Ler it be supposed that the ians against if nisin ( Mahomitanism.") | does not exist. Having used the word Attorney-General ccmies to the laudable re: ilian He returns home, establishes popery, and oaths in the outset of this writing, we think of scourging the printer with idie common law of at a solemn mass held on the occasion, in it right to observe, that BONAPARTE, with England. Let it be supposed that, for ilus puro the face of that world who knew of his his arms, imposed on the people, and swore pese, HE DRAIS LP, or CAUSES TO BE pretending to be a Mussulman, he takes the fidelity to that constitution, which lie after. DRAWN UP, IN HIS ON OFFICE, A sacrament of the Lord's fupper, as by wards put down.

DAY OR TIVO PRETIOUS TO THE SITE Christ ordained, according to the rituals

TING OF THE COURT, A BIL, OF IN. of the Church of Rome.-Infamous, a

DICTMENT against tbe printer for publishing a bominable blafphemy !!

libel on Thomas Jeiferson !!! Let it be further Alter this authentic detail, are we justi.

Balance Closet.

supposed that, in crder to procure a grand.jury, fied in cafting off all confidence in such a

composed of men who wcuki bere to find (yes,

reader, find !) a bill clrea:l; draxon! the Attornes. man's profesions ? Or will our Execu LIBERTY OF THE PRESS.

General places in the hands of a democratic sher. tive be justified in reposing any confi

iff, a list (in his own hand writing) of the names dence in them?

No. VII.

of twenty-four other democrats, with orders to have We are aware, because we hear it eve.

MOCKERY OF JUSTICE.

them summoned for a grand jury !!!* Let it next ry day and see it before us, that many men

TO many of our distant readers, it may appear

be supposed that the grand-jury, thus summoned, are obstinately averse to war, and would extraordinary that we should, in all our remarks on appear in court at an early hour, ard, with all due maintain peace at any rate ; but have those the subject, treat Mr. Attorney General Spencer as

submission to, and respect for, the Attorney-Gen. persons duly considered war or peace in the sole or principal author of the late outrage on

eral, do actually find (wkat a burlesque on judicial all their bearings and relations ? War is a the Liberty of the Press ; as it is well known that proceedings !) the identical bill against the printer, thing that relates to fociety, not to individ. a public officer is bound by his oath to perform his which the Attorney-General had previously fourt uals, and if individual fce.ings or private dury faithfully, and that when complaint is made

in his office !!! Now let it be supposed that all feil-interest enter into the composition of and a bill found against an offender, it is the At.

these suppositions are facts. And what will the man's thoughts on these lutjects, they torney General's business to carry on the prosecu

world say ? Did the United Sta:es ever before cannot be correct. We must often ren. tion. But we have an explanation to make, which

witness such a scandalous; such an abominable ture life to save it and to render it more le- will shew that whatever blame or praise attaches to

mockery of jussice ? -For the sake of decencycure, and to mike it worth the havingthe attack on the press, belongs almost exclusively

for the sake of honor-for the sake of honesty, we and many men bare lost their all by be. to Ambrose Spencer Esq. It is true, indeed, that

hope not. ing afraid to venture All in its defence. some of the most violent and unprincipled of the deOne has a land speculation--anothera com mocratic party, have approved or pretended to ap

* Mr. Spencer reed entertain no sui picion that Mr. mercial one. One is afraid tbarlard's awin? prove, of his conduct ; yet facts evince that the

Van Derpoel, the sherif, bas disclo el any of bie sefulmanother that insurance will rise. But mea uie was his own ; but whether he was insti.

cies; bo' Mr. Vun Derpre! én mis tbit ke was not this does not alter tie real nature of the gated to it by Mr. Jefferson, or by the genius of de

a greuter c'em on earth thun har. Se..cer. question--The question of war or peace ex

mocracy (well known by several familiar names) it tends to whole countries, empires, and reis impossible for us to know. Certain it is, tha:

CLOSED DOORS.

He gions. These see no fariher ihan the fence Mr. Spencer was informer and public accuser.

In the Aurora of December 24, 1800, we find the interfcred with the duties of the sheriił and of the of their own eftates, or the walls of their

following passage, concerning the closing cf the own warehouses ; but let ihem put this grand-jury; and he attempted to diciate and mark

doors of the Senate, while the Pierch treaty was question to their minds and beants; and out a new line of duty for the judges.

under discussion, as they themselves are not concerned, per- Were we permitted to gi.e the truth in evidence, Secrecy, at all times, is suspicious, haps their judginent will not be warped, we might here sia'e facis that would strike every

“ in a fiee government ; in Britain, or and they will answer it fairly :-Would it consciencious reader dumb with astonishment and

" in the cabinets of despors the practice is not have been better for the places which I indignation. We might exhibit such a shameful in

** confiftent, but we have the proped behave mentioned to have risen en male, op- stance of the abuse of power, as seldom, if ever, dis

fore us now that the plaih fystem of posed BONAPARTE, and run the hazard of graced the most despotic times. We migat ex. horeit measures wil lupercede tale all the grievances, murders, oppreffions, pose such a scandalous mockery of justice, as wouid

myflery and cunning." exacions and plunder of war, in an hon- make every freeman shudder. But the reader will

The sage editor of the Aurora has lived to see ourable resistance, with a chance of suc. reflect, that the terrors of the British common law

his charming prospect vani: h. He has lived:o learn ceeding, than to endure them, as they did, are suspended over our heads.

The Attorney:

that no " plain system of honest measures" has slig with all the ignominy and infamy of cow. General stands fortli, threatening the man who

perceded “staie mysiery and cunuirg." He has ardly base submission, to arrogant, barefa. shall dare to publish truth, with all the rigors of

witnessed more “siare mystery" and niore ced impofture ; and surely it speaks e. that law. Our press is, at this moment, more com

crets" under the republican administration of Mr. nough of BONAPARTE. What can we say pletely shackled than if it were under the control of

Jefierson, than ever he did under that of Mr. Adams. --what could SHAKESPEARE, MILTON, a lice1.ser. We must, therefore, speak with cau.

And docs the Aurora mean to say, that the present and all the poets in one, imagine of arro- tion. We will be cautious. Nay, more-we will

serene president is a “ despot" lecause he allows gant imposture, worse than his having the say not a word of our Attorney General. We will

of " secrets" in his “ cabinet !" Does he intend impudence after what he has done, to hold merely suppose a case, and leave the reader to his

to insinuate that democratic “secrecy is suspio out the language of promise and expect to own reflections,

cous ?" or does he think that the present is not a have it believed. Alas, Alas-farewell

Let us suppose, then, that a federal printer com. free government ?"- -Oh, No! not at all at all the dignity of manhood—it has surely fled

mences the publication of a little traspisb paper, in -he means to applaud the present administration, from the earth, when the most that we can some litile city, in a certain county of one of the

at any rate ; re membering, at the same time, to für: oppre " ,

get all that he formerly wrote against the federal me die in peace."

that the Attorney-General of the said state, resides : administrativn.

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