Pagina-afbeeldingen
PDF
ePub

Had a

man,

governed ; willing, at the same time to as- 1 compliment or servility should not be order of the King of England to his naval cribe this breach of compact to the unau heard, is only due to the exertion of those commanders to capture our ships in the year thorised misconduct of certain individuals, qualities in measures known and approved : 1793. Ai the opening of the fession of rather than to a want of good faith on the Whereas, in the present case, so far from Congress the President (Washington) com. part of his Catholic Majesty ; and relying measures being known, and found to mer municated the subje&t to congress, accom. with perfect confidence, on the vigilance it approbation, we were left to conjecture panying his communication with a copy of and wisdom of the Executive, they will whether any had been taken. Indeed the his inftru&ions given by him to our Minilwait the issue of such measures as that de rejection of the call for information regard. ter at the Britith Court for demanding re. partment of the government shall have pur- | ing Louisiana, ascribing only to the neg. dress. The language of Wathington on sued for allerting the rights, and vindica

lect of the executive to procure any; the this occasion was :--" There is a rank due ting the injuries of the United States; hold. want of official information what measures to the United States

among

nations which ing it to be their duty, a: the same time, had been adopted, and the appointment of will be withheld, if not absolutely loft by to express their unaltérable determination a minister extraordinary to negociate on the reputation of weaknels. It we desire to maintain the boundaries and the rights this subject not until after these proceed to avoid insult, we must be prepared to reof navigation and commerce through the ings in the House, warrant the opinion that pelit. If we desire to preserve peace, one river Mistillippi, as established by existing at the time of this vote of confidence, the of the most powerful inftruments of our treaties."

executive had not even taken those meas: li rising prosperity, it must be known that we To these resolutions it was objected, that ures which his own judgment suggested to are at all times ready for war." the soft language of " sensibility was inad. be necessary. In support of this blind-fold fear to irritate those who had done us equate to the expression, by the represen. vote of confidence it was argued, that it wrong, enfeebled the mind of that great tatives of a tree people, of the national was the theory of our conftitution to al he would have withheld until called sense of a great national wrong. That the cribe“ wisdom and vigilance" to the Ex for the information of the injury done us. resolution discovered a timid difpofition in ecutive in the exercise of powers confided But with the firmness which marked his calling that a " difpofition to violate" our to that department. Permit me here to re character and which elevated the Ameritreaty, which was proved to us to be an ac mark, that it is the theory of the British can character under bis administration, he tual and avowed, not a contemplated or government to attribute fuch“perfect wif. communicated uncalled for the informa. fufpected, infraction of the treaty. That dom and vigilance” to their King that it tion: Not afraid to trust the national coun. it contained a declaration of perfet con has become a maxim of their constitution cil with a constitutional participation in fidence in the wisdom and vigilance” of the " that the King cando no wrong.". If the

If the devising measures for the preservation of Executive, and a determination to wait the theory of our conftitution be as advanced our rights, he communicated allo the iniffue of mealures pursued by that depart on this occasion, it differs but in sound from structions he had given for demanding rement, at a time that we had no knowledge the deformity of the British ; and under dress. Just as was the claim of the Pieli. whether any measures had been taken, and ours, as under that the theory and prac dent to approbation, the legislature forbore that it pledged the United States to wait the tice will frequently be at variance. I prize from adulation. But with the independ. result of negociation (the only measure the our constitution, as the rock of our safety. ence of freemen and a promptness becom. Executive can pursue without the auther The obligation of an oath adds not to my ing the guardians of the rights of their fel. ity of congress) when the interest and safety disposition to support it ; but neither my low-citizens, they truffed not the safety an. of the United Siates may render such delay attachment or duty can induce me to al honor of their county to soft exprellions ct dangerous, and demand measures, if not of cribe " perfect wisdom and vigilance" to a " sensibility"-they acted. They author. action, at least of preparation.

branch of the government in particular, ised the President to embody and call out Nothing urged in answer to these objec- where the evidence rather militates against, 80,000 militia, if circumstances thould retions had the effect of obviating them in my than supports the claim.

der it necessary--they suspended, for a time mind. A feparate question was taken on The motion to reject this part was lost. by embargo, all commercial intercoursethe different members of this resolution. Upon the question to agree to the whole re they adopted and acted upon the opinion Although many thonght them liable to the solution, those whole objections had not of their wife and vigilant President, objections I have ltaced, and would have been obviated : who thought the vote of to avoid insult we must be prepared 10 re. preterred the adoption of those moved by perfect cofidence improper; having recorMr. Griswold, yet they united in the vote ded their votes in favour of such parts of On the January, the Prehjent nomin favour of such principles as accorded the resolution as were necessary or proper ; inated to the Senate James Monroe as Minwith their own. The declaration of a and believing that the resolutions submit

ister Extraordinanry to the Courts of the fense of the wrong ; the disposition to ad- ted by Mr. Griswold, were preferable, and King of Spain and First Consul of France, here to that humane and wise policy that no injury could arise, it those under to act in conjunction with our Minister at which should always characterize a free consideration were rejected, voted agiinft

confideration were rejected, voted against these Courts, to negociate, it is prefumed, people, and by which the United States them. I concurred in this vote. To sew respecting the shutting the port of New. had always professed to be governed ; and that those who differed from the majority l Orleans, and the ceflion of Louisiana.the deterinination to maintain the rights of in the preference of the re!olutions adopt. This gentleman was tormerly our Minister boundary and the free navigation of the ed, to those moved by Mr. Griswold, were to France and was recalled by Washington river Miftillippi, were unanimously agreed not, as malice or ignorance may suggest, for misconduct. 10. It was inoved to strike out the decla- | necessarily advocates for immediate mea. ration of pertect confidence in the wisdom fures of hottility; and that on an occasion

[TO BE CONTINUED.] and vigilance of the Executive, and the similar to the present, under an administradetermination to wait the illue of such tion neriting and potlessing the perfect measures as that department Jhall have confidence of the people, a line of conduct

PARAGRAPH — After rke manner of the Aurora. pursued. Da this question I voted in was purlued corresponding to that which Some have supposed that all the learned the affirmative ; becaule the solemn vote it was the object of Mr. Griswold's resolu paragraphs in the Aurora were not written of perfect confidence on an occasion tions to obtain, I beg leave to recall to by myself. This is true and there is a vewhere no such expression was necessary, your recollection the proceedings of Con ry good reason for it-they were written and on a subject where the language of gress in consequence of the unjustifiable Il by—another person. [Gaz V. S.)

pel it."

TRUMBULL.

KIRBY.

.....21

1

......68

Huzza for the liberty of the press !!! Peter Bain, Derlerick Snyder, Jonas
Down with the gag law : Away with all

Miller, John Poft, Michael Wheeler, Fre. oppression and restrain'. Stop a moment, I

derick Van Taffel, Cornelius L. Decker, just want to choke a few of these Aristo- John I. Shaver, of the town of Granger. crats, and then you may cry out as much

Nicholas Kline, John Wrigram, ChrisBe it our weekly task, .

as you please -Oh, if you only want to gag topher Schultz, James Irvine, Reuben To note the passing tidings of the times. an Aristocrat, its all well enough. It is

M.Artlur, Ebenezer Birch, Caleb Finch, >>>>>>40<<<<< your duty to proceed; it is the part of pat

and Jeremiah Burger, of the town of Galriorism to check these fellows. But to

latin. Hudson, April 19, 1803. [quorze the wind pipe, or stop the tonge of

Cornelius Sylvester, Robert Goes, Dan. a good Republican, even if he is republi- iel Staats, Oliver Beaumont, Andries Wiltcan-too much as Mr. Smilie lays, it's down.

beck, John Philip, Aaron Pruyn, John CONNECTICUT ELECTION. right tyranny.--ib.

Van Dyck, Jacob Claw, Henry L. Van

Dyck, Philip Harder, John Kittle, Sam. We learn, with pleasure, that federal

uel Van Slyck, Ebenezer Crocker, Dirck ilm still encreases in Connecticut. In

FEDERAL REPUBLICAN NOMINATION.

Gardenier, Dyer Throop, Prancis SylveftHartford, where the federal and demo.

er, of the town of Kinderhook. cratic candidates for allemblymen had an At a Meeting of the Federal Republican

John Tryon, Elisha Gilbert, jun. Peter equal number of votes last fall, a majori.

committees from the different towns in

Van Vleck, Samuel Olmstead, Lemuel ty of 99 is now given tor the same fed

the county of Columbia, held at the

Davis, Abraham Hand, Aaron Kellogg, eralift. In Litchfield, where democratic

house of Facob Moul, on the 16th of | William Aylesworth, Nathan Whiting, assemblymen were elected last fall, feder

April, 1803.

William Lufk, of the town of Canaan. alists are now chosen* by a majority of

SAMUEL EDMONDS, Efq. Chairman,

John M'Gonnegal, Nathan Kellogg, 29. The votes for governor, as far as ac

HENRY W. LIVINGSTON, Clerk.

George Bushnell, Thomas Truesdale, John

Resolved, That the following persons | Collin, Beriah Phelps, David Pratt, Charles counts have come to hand, stand thus :

be supported at the ensuing election, as Hartford......

Members of Assembly, to represent the M-Kinftry, Jacob Bogardus, Gaius Steb312. 169

bins, Abraham Holdridge, Oliver Teale, Weathersfield.

county of Columbia in the legislature of ..242..........21

Squire Sherwood, Joseph Jewett, of the this state. East-Hartford... .179..

town of Hillsdale.

WILLIAM W. VAN NESS. Litchfield.....

Henry I. Melick, Henry I. Skinkle, .293.........232

MONCRIEF LIVINGSTON. IV arren. ...98....... 13

John Whitbeck, jun. Adam Emrigh, Aa

ANSON PRATT. Salisbury... 123

ron Ostrander, Jacob Moul, George Phi.

GARRET COCK.
Bethlem.........

144.
........0

lips, J.cob Eflityne, Philip Hainer, Sam. R folved, That EBENEZER FOOTE,

uel Weft, Fite Rofiian, Jeremiah 1. Ten • The gentlemen elected in Litchfield, are Janies

of the county of Delaware, and JACOB | Broeck, Andrew M. Carlhore, Lawrence Morris and Frederick Wolcott. Perhaps Holt will FORD, of the county of Columbia, be

Fonda, and Joseph Horton, of the town of pretend that Oliver Wolcott is the person chosen ; [upported as Senators to represent the Claverack. and, if we contradict him, he will probably produce

middle district in the Legislature of this Henry Yonkhanse, Peter Smith, John extracts of letters without signatures to prove his asStare.

I. Smith, Henry Livingston, John M.Kinsertion.

Refolved, That Hezekiah L. Hosmer,

stry, William Huddleston, John Shaver, Elitha Williams, Jacob R. Van Renflel.

John Livingston, Peter Shaver, Marks The democrats in New York have a aer, and Reuben Folger, be a committee

Platner, Walter T. Livingston, Wilhelgreed to support Col. John Broome, as to correspond with the committees ap.

mus Best, John I. Decker, Johannis BarSenator for that district at the ensuing e. pointed by the Federalists in the other

renger, of the town of Livingston. lection.

counties, composing the middle district. Thomas Broadhead, George I. Best, Resolved, That the following persons

John Lynk, Adam Clum and Herman MERCHANTS' BANK. be appointed to promote in their several

Hoffman, of the town of Clermont. towns, the election of the above mention.

SAMUEL EDMONDS, Chairmar. A new banking institution has been ed candidates, viz.

HENRY W. LIVINGSTON, Clerk. formed in New York, confisting of a cap Philip Rockefeller, Peter Sharp, Wilital of 1,250,000 dollars, in shares of 5o liam Schepmoes, Frederick Rockefeller, dollars each. The directors are Oliver Henry Rockefeller, Coenradt B. Lasher, Wolcott, President-Richard Varick, John Kortz, Jacob H. Miller, Juliah

' || To Readers & Correspondents. . Joshua Jones, Peter Jay Munro, John | Na!h, and Peter Hyser in the town of Kane, William W. Woolsey, Isaac Bron Germantowo.

Lines “ On the return of Spring," do not posfon, Thomas Storm, John Hone, John Samuel Wilbore, Hofea Beebe, Tim.

sess suhcient merit to entitle them to publication. Swartwout, Henry Wyckoff, Ilaac Hicks, othy Oakley, Joseph Veal, Ebenezer Bas.

An ADDRESS to the Electors of the County of Robert Gilchrift, James Rosevelt, Joshua fet, Job Northrop, William Holdridge, Sands, W. Van Zandt, jun. Ebenezer Cady, jun. Caleb Knight, John | mination of Senators and Assembly-men, is omitted

Columbia, which was to have accompanied the no. I. Miller, Edward Upton, Elkanah Briggs

for want of room : and will be in our next. One Henry Putnam, of Georgia, has and Allen Bullis, in the town of Chatsued the proprietors of this paper for a libel

ham. against bis fame, good name, and reputa Samuel Edmonds, John C. Ten Broeck, Such of our distant subscribers as have not yet tion. The people of Georgia may be a lit William Begraft, Claudius I. Delamater, paid their advances for the BALANCE, are informed tle surprised at this, but it is not Joshua Tobey, Reuben Morton, jun. that our agents are authorized to receive payments. Atrange than crue. Putnam was appointed Leverett Crittenden, Hezekiah L. Hol Agents are desired to forward the money they ree by Mr. Jefferson to command a revenue mer and Elisha Williams of the city of ceive, by mail, whenever the amount is such as to cutter. ["Vajh. Federalist.] Hudfon.

be comprized in a bank-bill.

1

TO SUBSCRIBERS AND AGENTS.

more

WRITTEN IN THE BLANK LEAF OF A LADY'S

COMMONPLACE BOOK.

From the first Volume of the U. S. Gazette,

EXTRACT FROM AN ORATION, Pronounced at Marietta on the 4th of July, 1789,

By RETURN J. Meigs, Esq. Attorney ai Law.

Here Charity extend her liberal hand,

supposed her destined victim to be asleep : And mild benevolence o'er-spread the land, but where, in consequence of the agree. In harmony the social virtues blend

ment of which she was ignorant, her own Joy, without measure-rapture, without end. daughter was then lying, and poured boil

ing fat down her throat. She foon how. ever discovered her mistake, and recognized her daughter by her cries, called loudly for help, but all aslistance was use.

less, as the unfortunate girl expired in the Here is one leaf, reserv'd for me,

most dreadful agonies.

[London paper.]
From all thy dear memorials free ;
And here my simple song 'might tell
The feelings thou must guess so well :

THERE lived in New Jersey, at the
Bue could I thus, within thy mind,
One little vacant corner find,

period of our revolutionary war, a remark. Where no impression yet is seen,

able dwart, who, though from twenty to Where no menorial yet has been,'

thirty years old, and possessing a common Oh it should be my sweetest care,

degree of understanding, was only three To write my name forever there.

feet high, and proportionably small in oth. er relpeets. This manikin was introduc. ed to General Walhington, who asked him whether he was a whig or a tory : to

which the little gentleman (strutting himDiversity.

self up) replied, that he had not hitherto

taken a very active part on either side. GEOGRAPHICAL,

A LATE Chinese Ediet, which proIN the country of the Indians in Ealt.

hibits the importation of opium into any Florida, about 75 miles west of St. Auguf

part of that Empire, goes on to specify, cine, there is a green, level plain, above

and all other drugs or articles what15 miles over, and 50 in circumference ; || /oever, that shall have been found to pol on which there is scarcely a tree or a bush of any kind to be seen. "It is encir- Vefs the same or fimilar effects; as Ale,

Beef, Pudding, Methodist Sermons, Mod.
cled with high sloping hills, covered with
waving forests, and fragrant orange-groves,

ern Epic Poems, &c."
rising from an exuberantly fertile loil.
Morse's Gazetteer.

TERMS OF THE BALANCE.

[graphic]

ENOUGH of tributrary praise is paid,
To virtue living, or to merit dead,
To happier themes, the rural Muse invites,
To calmest pleasures, and serene delights ;
To us, glad fancy, brightest prospects shows,
Rejoicing nature, all around you glows ;
Here late the Savage hid in ambush Jay,
Or roam'd the uncultur’d vallies for his prey ;
Here frown'd the forest with terrific shade,
No cultur'd fields expos'd the opening glade ;
How chang'd the scene ! See nature cloth'd in

smiles
With joy repays the lab'ror for his toils.
Her hardy gifts, rough industry extends,
The groves bow down, the lofty forest bends ;
On every side, the cleaving axes sound,
The oak, and tall beach thunder to the ground.

[ocr errors]

And see the spires of Marietta rise,
And domes, and temples swell into the skies :
Here Justice reign, and foul dissention cease,
Her walks be pleasant--and her paths be peace.

Here swift Muskingum rolls his rapid waves ;
There furmenous vallies, fair Ohio laves ,
On its smooth surface, gentle zephyrs play,
The sun beams tremble with a placid ray ;
What future harvests on his bosom glide,
And loads of Commerce swell the “ downward

tide,"
Where Mississippi joins in length’ning sweep,
And rolls majestic to the atlantic deep.

Along our banks, see distant villas spread-
Here waves the corn--and there extends the

mead-
Here sound the murmurs of the gurgling rills ;
There bleat the flocks upon a thousand hills.
Fair opes the lawn-the fertile fields extend,
The kindly shower from smiling Heaven de.

scends,
The skies drop fatness, on the blooming vale,
From spicy shrubs ambrosial sweet exhale,
Fresh fragrance rises from the flowrets bloom,
And ripening vineyards breathe a

glad per-
fume."
Here swells the music of the warbling grove,
And all aronnd is melody and love.

To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and fifty cents, A HORRIBLE crime was lately com. payable in quarterly advances. mitted in the environs of Vienna. A girl

To Country Subscribers, who receive their papers who had been in service in that city, and

at the office, Two Dollars, payable as above. had saved 400 florins, set out from thence for the purpose of taking the money home

To those who receive them by the mail, Two to her family. In her way she stopped at

Dollars, exclusive of postage, payable in advance. a public house in a village in order to pass A handsome title-page, with an Index or Table the night, the master and mistress of which of Contents, 'will be given with the last number were her relations. Having related to her

of each volume. hoffess the object of her journey, the lat Advertisements inserted in a conspicuous and ser formed the diabolical project of mur handsome manner, in the Advertiser which accomdering her for the purpose of getting pol- | panies, and circulates as extensively as the Balance. feffion of the money. In order to execute

Complete files of the first volume, which have this horrid crime with greater faciliiy, she

been reserved in good order for binding, are for sale proposed that the girl should sleep in her

- Price of the volume, bound, Two Dollars and fif. own chamber in her daughter's bed, and

ty cents-unbound, Two Dollars. The whole may that the later should remove into a clor

be sent, stitched or in bundles, to any post office in et, which was aflented to.--Before they

the state, for 52 cents postage ; or to any post-ofretired to reft, however, and in the ab. fice in the union for 78 cents. sence of the mos her, the two cousins had fome conversation, and at length agreed that the daughter should seep in her own bed, and that the other girl should sleep

SAMPSON, CHIFTENDEN & CROSWELL, in the closet, after which they both retired to their respective beds as agreed upon

Warren Street, Hudson. between themselves. Soon after midnight

IS EXECUTED the mother repaired to the bed where she

WITH ELEGAXOE AND ACCURACY.

PUBLISHED BY

Here may religion fix her blest abode Bright emanation of creative God;

WHERE PRINTING IN GENERAL

[blocks in formation]

You

Political.

oppression and tyranny in the hands of || from the disorganising principles and the
ambitious demagogues, who, under the confli@ing powers of Europe, menaced its

beguiling pretence of cherishing and pro. destruction.
FOR THE BALANCE.
moting liberty, are aiming to river on the

Public happiness has been poisoned at the
necks of the people the heavy and galling || fountain.--The federal government was
ADDRESS
yoke of aristocracy.

opposed in its first outset. From the rev. TO. THE TREE ELECTORS OF THE COUN. TY OF COLUMBIA.

imported from We had formerly beheld our nation, solutionary contagion imported under that rope of fand, the old confede.

France, that has spread like a pestilence ; ration, funk into a condition of contempt

from foreign intrigues, and from disapOU are again called upon to at home and abroad ;-without revenue, pointed ambition, this opposition to the exercile the right and to perform the duty without money, without credit --sufiering federal system received a constant accelof frecmen, in choosing men to represent the horrors of anarchy, and brought to the

fion of numbers and strength. Many of you in the Senate and general Assembly brink of that yawning deep, which had the original opposers of the federal con. of this State. With great care and aifen fwallowed up all the former tree republics. stiration obtained seats in the first Contion to the public good, such a ticket has We belield the swift progress to national | gress: they formed a phalanx in oppoli been formed and voted, at the late county delsuétion inftanily arrested. A conven

tion to those measures, which were necel. meeting, as, it is condently hoped, will tion of the states was summoned, and met: sary to give consistency; strength and dig. embrace the general interests. To your the federal conftitution was formed, ratifi. nity to the government ; they opposed juigment and candour its merits are cheer. ed and accepied : Washington was placed the system of neutrality, and zealously eftally submitted. The present is a very at our head, in peace, as in war.-His poused the cause of France. -Soon the foleman and interesting crisis in our public politics were honest, consistent, wise and character of Wathington began to be al. affairs ; and demands the vigilance and noble. The nation was new-born : it failed : horrid attempts were made to gib. the vigorous exertions of every intelligent threw off its fackcloth, and clad itself in bet his fair fame. Against the adıniniftrafriend to this coustry. United, we the robe ol joy

A national revenue was

tion of Adams the system of calumny was fland; divided, we fall." establifhed ; private and public credit was

pursued with increasing virulence. Un. In Connecticut, in Mullachusetts, in revived ; money, in great plenty, was principled foreigners were hired to blackNew.Hampshire, the principles of our thrown into circulation ; the wheels of

en the chara&ters of the federal officers;

the baseit falfhoods were invented and revolution-the principles of the inmortal business were put in vigorous motion; the Walhing on, are increasing and triumph farmer and the mechanic reaped the ample

were published over the country. These ing. Let the STAR that we behold rif. rewards of industry ; commerce and navi.

wicked plois were successłul. The

peoing in the EAST, encourage our hearts, gation flourished ; streams of plenty and

gation flourished ; streams of plenty and ple, tho' enjoying the highest degree of animate our hopes, and quicken our ex of wealth flowed over the country. Nei prosperity, became discontented. The federtions. It is not for men that we contend; ll.cher ancient nor modern history records

eral administration was discarded ; and but for the tree principles of our confti. the instance of any nation that role in

anti-federal men have been gathering the tution. The question is not what partic wealth and respectability so rapidly, as did fruit of the tree, which the federalists had ular men thall bear the honours and reap this nation, under the twelve years admin planted, watered and tended with conftant the profics of government ; but the great istration of Walhington and Adams. Un.

care and culture. question is, whether our government shall seduced by flatteries, unawed by threats, Under this new order of things, we continue to exist on the establishment of

the federal government, pursuing the line have seen the judiciary, which was a main free republican principles ; or, fapped in of a dignified neutrality, repelled the weight || pillar of the constitution, weakened and its foundation, shall become an engine of and fury of that horrible tempest, which, crippled. Our infant navy, that, in case

We see the aged

of a war with which the country is now Columbian Eloqucnce.

muktion, the resemblance of him whom threatened, would be effentially needed,

the has loit forever. has been reduced, and partly lod for an

matron bending over the ashes of her lon. inconsiderable fum. Taxes have been ta

EXTRACT

He was her darling : for he was generous ken from the luxuries, and continued on From the Speech of Jir. MORRIS in :be Senate of and brave, and therefore his spirit led him the necessaries of life. Congrels has ge tle United States on the resolutions of Mr. Ross. to the field in delence of his country.liberated with closed doors, in the feciccy

We can observe another oppressed with of a conclave ; and the result has been, a THERE are many subjects which are unutterable anguilh. Condemned to con vote of more than two millions of dollars not easy to understand, but it is always ceal her affection ; forced to hide that pas. to be at the disposal of the president ;- easy to nifrepresent; and when argumentis Gion which is at once the torment and de. but for what particular objects, the public cannot be coniroverted, it is not difficult light of life ; she learns that those eyes is not informed. Mr. Monroe, with a to calumniate nocives. That which can which beamed with sentiment, are closed large outfit and falary, has been fent an not lie confuteú may be miltel. Thein death; and his lips, the ruby harbinger ambassador to Europe :--the same who purest intentions may be biackened by ll of joy, lie pale and cold, the iniserable ap. was cashiered and censured by Washing malice ; and envy will ever tortor the pondage of a mangled corple. Hard, hard ton :-he same who said, in substance, to fouieft inputations. This calumny is a indeed must be that heart which can be the French directory, that if their law au

mong
the ore evils of our county.

I! in eafble to scenes like these, and bold thorising depredations on the American began with our earliest success in seventy The man who dare present to the Almighty commerce were for the benefit of France, eight, and has gone on with accelerated ve Father a conscience criinsoned with the the Americans would bear it " not only locity, and encreasing force, to the present blood of his children. with patience, but with pleasure!" hour. It is no longer to be chiecked, nor Yes, fir, we wish for peace : but how is

will it terminare but in that sweep of genWe have seen the treasures of the na.

the blelling to be preserved ? I shall here eral destruction, to which it tends, with a tion commiited to the lands of a Geneve:

repeat a sentiment I have often had occa. an, who was a constant opposer of the

Hep as fure as time, and fatal as death.-- |fion to exprefs. In my opinion there is

I know that what I utter will be misunder- | nothing worth fighting for but national administration of Washington, and an ac

stood, misrepresented, deformed and distort- bonor: for in the national honor is in. tor in the Western infurre&tion. We

ed; but we must do our duty. This, I volved the national independence. I know have seen a system of “ political intole.

believe, is the latt scene of my public lite; l that a state may find itself in such unpro. rance despotic and wicked," cominenced

and it hall like those which preceded, bel picious circumitances that prudence- may and pursued over the whole country ; and

performed with candor and truth. Yes, torce a wise government to conceal the more especially in this state. We have performed with candor and truth. Yes,

my noble friends, [addressing himself to lenle of indignity. But the insult should feen the friends and followers of Wash

the federal senators near him we shall foon be engraven on tablois of brass with a pen. ington, ftripped of the offices to which he

part to meet no more. But, however iep. cil of steel. And when that time and had appointed them, and chased from their

arated, and wherever dispersed, we know chance which happen to all ball bring ftations, merely because they were teder

that we are united by just principle and forward the favorable moment, then let the alifts. We have seen the bread of office

true sentiment. A sentiment, my coun. avenging arm ítrike home. It is by a. snaiched from the mouths of war-worne soldiers, the brave defenders of their coun. try, ever devoted to you, which will ex vowing and maintaining this flern princi.

plei honor, that it can be preserved. try, and given to fycophants whose only pire only with expiring life, and beat in the last pulsation of our hearts.

But let it not be supposed that any thing! merit was a violont party zeal. We have

Mr. President, my ohject is peace.

1 say has the flightest allufion to the injuries recently seen a legislature altering the

could asign many reasons to thew that this is suitained froin France while suffering in charter of a great city and multiplying its

declaration is fincere. But can it be ne. the pangs of her revolution. As foon wards, withont the consent of its corpora.

ceflery :o give this fenate any other afiu thould I upbraid a fick man for what he tiun ; establishing a large bank, in the direction of which a political party is exclurances than my word ? Not'vishítanding I might have done in the paroxisms of dil

. the acerbity of temper which results from cale. Nor is this a new sentiment ; it fively concerned ;' changing and splicing

was felt and avowed at the time when these loge her ele&tion. diftriéts ; and consuming party flats, gentleineu will believe me on its time in other similar matters, the ob

my word. I will not pretend like my wrongs were heaped upon us, and I apo

hó: 0.eb'e colleague (M. Clinton, to der. Il peal for the proof to the files of our secre. jelis whereof are but 100 notorious,

cribe to yon the walle, the ravages and the iary of fate.---The deltinies of France In a word, there is establishing in this

horrors of war. I have ot the same har were then in the hands of monsters. By country a frightful arittocracy, under the monious periods, nor the fame musical the decree of heaven she was broken ogibe {pecious and iinposing cloak of patriotilm tones ; niher Mali I boast of chriftianwheel, in the face of ihe world, to warn anii veneration for the people. To check charity, nor attempt to display that ingen. mankind of her folly and madnels. But the growth of this aristocracy, and to ious glow of benevolence so decorous to These scenes are paft away.-On the throne bring back the government to the orig. the cheek of youth, which gave a vivid of the Bourbons is now seated the first of inal principles of the conftitution, is the tint to every sentence he uttered, and was, the Gallic Cæsars. At the head of that summit of our wishes : and under thell if poflible, as impressive even as his elo- l gallant nation is the great, the greatest mas impreffions, and with fuch views, we in quence. But though we poflefs not the in the present age. It becomes us well to vite all honest men to form a union ; and Tame pomp of words, our hearts are not consider his fituation. The things he has to exert themselves by their luffrages, and inferible to the woes of humanity. We atchieved compel him to the atchievement in every fair and conftitutional method, can feel for the misery of plundered towns, of things more great. In his vast career to save this falling republic.

the confiagration of defencelets villages, we muit foon became objects to command

and the devastation of cultured fieids. valt attention. We too in our turn mut By order of the county meeting,

Turning from thele features of general dir- il contend or submit. By submillion we S. EDMONDS, Chairman. tress, we can enter the abode of private aj. may indeed have peace alike precarious

fliction, and behold the widow, weeping and ignominious. But is this ihe peace H. W. LIVINGSTON, Clerk.

as the traces, in the pledges of connubialwhich we ought to seek ? will shis salis

« VorigeDoorgaan »