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fy the just expectations of our country? is, by slandering Major Ten Broeck. We repelled
No. Let us have peace permanent, se his charges as our readers have seen, and nothing
cure, and if I may use the term, inde. now reinains but to take a view which was omitted
pendant. Peace which depends not on last week for reasons then stated.
ilie piiy of others, but on our own force. In the Bee of the 12th inst. the following para-
Let us have the only peace worth having ; graph appeared, among several others equally false,
a peace consistent with honor.

but relating principally to ourselves : - A gentleman near me (Mr. Jackson) has

“ We declare to the world that Mr. told us the anecdote of an old courtier

“ Ten Broeck was considerably in debi who said that the interest of his nation was the honor of his nation. I was surpris

" to ile supervisor at the time of his dis. ed to bear that idea from That gentle.

" millal ; that of the sum which he ow. man. But it was not his own.

ed, not a single cent has ever found its

Such is that gentleman's high sense of his personal

way to the treasury or any of the ofihonor, that no interest would induce him

cers of the United States ; and that to facrifice it. He would not permit the

" there is nearly 3000 dollars still due on

66 his account. We challenge a contra. proudes prince on earth to blot or soil it.

" diction of this statement, and call upon • Millions would not purchase bis honor,

“Mr. Simpson to disprove it. And it and will he feel less for the honor of his

“ he will not yet acknowledge its corcountry ? No, he will defend it with his

“ rećiness, we pledge ourselves to con. best blood. He will feel with ine that our national honor is the best security for

“ vince the public of its truth, and the

“ falfhoud of those who deny it." peace and our prosperity. That it involves at once our wealth and power. And in

Until this time, Major Ten Broeck had treated

the slanders of the Bee with the utmost contempt. this view of the subject I must contradict a sentiment which fell from my honorable

He had long since settled his accounts with the sucolleague (Mr. Clinton.) He tells us the spervisor, and had taken up his bond, with a receipt principle of this country is peace and com.

in full endorsed on the back by the Attorney of the merce. Sir, the avowal of such princi

United States, for every cent which he found him. ples will leave us neither commerce nor

self indebred on set:lement. With true integrity in peace. It invites others to prey on that his heart, and ample proof of it in his hands, what commerce which we will not proteat, and

bad he to fear from the base attacks of an hired slanhare the wealth we dare ont detend. Bun

derer? For himself he had nothing to fear.-Bute let it be known that you stand reary to

he had a family, the peace and happiness of which facrifice the last man and the luft filling

was tu be destroyed.-- Actuated by the feelings of a in defence of our national honor, and

husband and a father, Niajor Ten Broeck was at those who have allailed will beware of length induced to come forward in defence of his you.

reputation. He knew he had a right to demand
from the editor of the Bee full and complete satis-
faction ; but probably calling to mind an oid and sa.

miliar adage," he chose to proceed in a different
Balance Closet.

Ile procured a certificate from two gen. tlemen of the party opposed to him in politics-gen.

tlenen of respectability, who had both seen his o. BASENESS OF THE BEL.

riginal bond, with liis discharge and receipt in full

on the back of it. [Copies of the receipt and certifiLast week the editor of the Bee hail a fair opper

cates were publi best in the Balance of last week.] tunity for shewing his cancior. He had it in his

The receipt proved that every cent which was due power to obliterate, by a single honest ac?, triat black mark which bis conduct towards Major Ten

from Major Ten Broeck to the United States was

actually prilon settlement in January last, to Ed. Broeck had fixed upon his front. The calls of hon.

ward Livingston, Attorney of the United States, in or, justice and trutb, were loud and strong-but, R whose hands the bond had been placed. Major las ! Holt heeded them not. Yielding up to the em.

Ten Broeck cailed on Holt, shewed hinı the origin. braces of the foul fiend of jacobinism, he resolved

al bond and receipts, and requested him to publish to remain a ******* still. Never was a man more shamefully abused, and wrongfully calumniated

the latterin his paper, together with the certificate of

the gentlemen above mentioned. Holt pretended never was 3 man treated with more cruelty and in

to feel the greatest pleasure in having an opportu. justice than Majur Ten Broeck has been in the case of which we are now speaking. We do not exag:

nity to do Major Ten Broeck justice, and promised gerate. We will state facts and leave the public to

to comply with his request. We, shail now see in judge.

what manner Holt conducted. Instead of making

that ample and explicit recantation which justice It was found that the removal of Major Ten denianded ;-instead of acknowledging the falshood Broeck from the office of surveyor and inspector liad excited the public indignation, and was likely to inare the cause of democracy and the popularity of * if Holt skould not perfectly understanı this, are i ne president. Holt, therefore, undertook the task would bint to bim, that there are mer, abo are sicb of " defending the conduct of the president.” And Clear ba krupis'in bmor and bonesty, as to be inca. this he attempted in a truly democratic manner---that pable of renlering any satisfaction for injury.

of his former assertions ;--iristead of making that apology which was justly due to Major Ten Brceck, he wholly suppressed the certificate of Plessis. Law. rence and Dayton, and introduced the receipts by an invidious preface, with intent to destroy their validity. The baseress of this corcluce will more obviously appear, on reading the following sentence, which formed a part of the before-mentioned publication in the Bce :

" The necesity of saying so much of * Mr. Ten Broeck is fincerely regretted, especially if, as we are informed, the

publications in the Bilance are contra

ry to his wish and particular requeit. “ But to defend the conduct of the Pieli. "dent in his removal, and to exculpate " ourselves from the charge of fallhood, " this course has become necessarv ; and * we cheerfully leave it to the public to • decide on our moiives and intentions.''

This paragraph, connected with Ilole's conduct, throws more light on his editorial character, than a. ny thing we have before seen. It discovers so much shameless duplicity, meanness, hardihood, and hya pocrisk, that we can hardly find terms of expression suitable for the person who can be capable of it.

After “ declaring to the world ihat of the sum which Major Broeck owed, not a single cent lias ev. er found its way to the treasury or any of the ofi. cers of the United States ; and that there is nearly $3,000 still due on his accoun:," lclt “ sincerely (yes, reader, sir.cc cly) regrets the necessity of saying so much," &c. Noir let us put the dissembling slanderer's " sincerity" to the test. Immediately after the publication above quoied, he was convinc. ed by soficient proof, that all his charges against Major Ten Broeck were utierly false. Aud what then became of his sincere regrets ? Did he offer any atonement to the injured man! No! Instead of pouring balm into the wound he had inhumanly inflicted, he applied to it nothing but rankling poi.

And yet, reader, Holt has been known to pra:e about his candor, his sincerity, his humanity. It is much to be regretted that any man is so far blinded by party prejudice, as to believe that he possesses either. After such conduct, does Holt deserve to be trusted or believed ? Will any man, who is in pursuit of truih, ever hereafter place any reliance on the Bee? Will the sober, the serious, and the virruous, lend their aid to suck a paper ?

manner.

son.

The following ccrrect, clegant and sullime lines, were lately placed over an electioning communication, in the Portsmou:h Republican Ledger, for the purpose of promoting the election of Mr. Lang. den.

« The true Republic patriot sense
1. That aninnates the breast
“ Will crown our country's wishes 20w,

* With happiest success !!!"
In the same paper, about one hundred exclama.
tion points are disperst over a column of election.
ecriog matter Webster's Speling back informe us
that an exclamation point marks out a passage
like “ O, the folly of singers !".

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that to this source many of the predominant I like this is very derogatory to the nature cvi's in our land may be traced. Some of and dignity of man, and highly subver five those places are evidently nurseries of vice of true honour and greatness of soul, suffer and licentiousness, and in which it is to be us allo to suggest to the serious considera. feared the humanc mind is prepared for the tion of those of our fellow citizens who are perpetration of crimes, shocking in iheir nembers of legiflative bodies, whether,

nature, and repugnant to every feeling of mould this great and growing evil of duel. agricultural.

humanity, seriousness, and religion; wieling continue to pievail, it will not become ness amongst other things the direful oatis a subject demanding further legislative in

and execrations, with the drunkennels and terpofition. FROM THE AMERICAN HUSEUM. debauchery that so greatly reproach many

[TO BE CONTINUED.] places of public and private relurt.

By the attendance of Stage Plays and

other Theatrical Exhibitions, to wrich peo.
MR. PRINTER,
ple are invited by public adventisements

Political.
and otherwise, and by which a number vi
URNIPS are so frequently del- perfons are supported at the expense of thole
who yield to the temptation, much pre.

FOR THE BALANCE. troyed by a frnall fly, which feeds on them

cious time is foolishly spent, and money while quite young, that farmers are, in a great mealure, deterred from attempting burt of the community at large ; but when

(quandered, to the injury of families, and to cultivate that valuable root. The fol.

WAS lately amused in reading we add thereto the powerful intluence such lowing receipts, to prevent the ravages of

an extinct from the proceedings of the that deftru&tive infeét, having been pub- vain amulements have on the human mind, lished in Europe ; be pleased to insert them by indisposing it to concerns of the greates || 1787. The quellion betore the house

importance, . in your Museum, for the benefit of that

was, whether delegates should be sent from ne's respecting its truest intereits, and ex. very useful class of citizens, the yeoman

the fate of Connecticut to the general con citing corrupt and hurtful pallions, how I vention, to be held at Philadelphia, for ry of the country.

painful is the reflection ! We shall close PHILIP SCHUYLER. this subject with the following quotation | articles of confideration. The members

the purpose of revising and altering the from the writings of Archbishop Tillotson, generally were in favour of sending deleRECEIPT FIRST. who says, “ They are intolerable, and not

gaics ; and several of them, particularly To a quart of turnip seed add one “ fit to be perrniited in a civilized, much:

Gineral Huntington, Colonel Seymour, ounce of brimstone finely powdered ; pult “ less a Chrillian nation. They do mos Colonel Wadsworth, and Mr. Davenport both into a bottle, large enough to afford notorically minifier to vice and indideli. Offered powerful arguments evincive of room to shake them well together every ty by their prolaneness. They are ap'

the neceffity of superleding the old con. day, for four or five days previous to low to inftil bad principles in the minds of

federation by a government that ihould be ing, keeping the bottle well corked.

men, and leren lhat awe and reverence

fficient and adequate to the exigencies of " which all men oughi to have of God and RECEIPT SECOND,

the nation,

Religion: and by their lewdncís they Take such a quantity of clover leaves, “ teach vice, and are apt toinfe&t the mind

" Mr. Granger declared himself to be as when bruisel, will yield juice sufficient " of inen, and dispose them to lewd ant

oproied to sendirg delegates to the cor. to cover the turnip seed you intend to low,

diflolute practices.”

vention : le conceived it would be dil. in which let it foak about twel•e hours ;

greeable to his conftituents ; he thoug:: the next day, mix it with the bruised leaves

The fubje& of Dewelling has also claim. the liberties of the people would be enden and low altogether.

ed our very serious confideration; it being; li gered by it; that ie confitution of this If turnip seed is lowed while it rains,

a crime of great magnude, which, with its itare (Connecticut) was already sullicien it does not require to be harrowed in, and late frequency, inuli be viewed by every le.

for every purpole, added to the articles of the young plants thout so strongly, that

rious reil aing mini, and particularly lo confederation, in which sufficient power they foon gain itrength beyond the power

by hole who believe in the mild and be. was already delegated to Congress; and of ihe fly.

nign datiries of the Gore, with much concluded by saying that he imagined regret and abhorrsoce. We will to arrest these things would have a tendency to pro the attention of those who have such falle ruce a regal government in this country, and delusive ideas of honour; we with This specimen ot Mr. Granger's early pro.

the deliberately to reflect on the consel tellions and artifice afforded a fure proge ggonitorial Department. quences that may result to themselves, and noliic of his subsequent political condutt

. that must result to fociety, by an indul. From ihe days of Abfalom to the prefert To aid the cause of virtue and religion. gence of that ferocious disposition that can, generation, artful cunning demagogues

that dare, premeditatedly deprive a fellow have always cloaked their ambitious views

being of life, and plunge him into an end with the plausible pretence of a violent love TO THE CITIZENS OF THE U. STATES.

le?s eternity, in an unprepared ftate ; the to the pecple. This is the hobby horse

presumption being very irong, that men whereon they have ever mounted in 01[CONTINUED.]

who are in such a disposition of mind as to der to rise to power ; which, when once give way to a practice so barbarous, in or.

obtained, they never fail to ule with vicHE great numbers of Taverns der to obtain revenge of a fellow creature, lence and tyranny. The nation, it is well and Tipping-houses, and the disposition to are not likely to be in a lumen prepared known, was at that time beginning to suffiequent them, have been cause of much to incet their God. And while we are le fer the horrors of anarchy and the conconcern and anxiety; and we conceive, Sirous of showing, if pollible, th.t a conduktier pe oi imbecility ; under the luss both

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of public and priyate credit, it had be. dolls. 2,256,895 less than the year pre

" From these faêts I am led to remark; come contemptible even in its own eyes : ceding.

that the act of laft feflion), placed among but Mr. Granger was opposed to sendling · The funds annually appropriated to tie proudest plumes of the presen: admin. delegates to revise and alter the articles of

the discharge of our debt are by act of illration, entitled " An Act providing for confederation ; because he conceived it

Congress under the direction of the Vice the redemption of the whole public debt uf would be disagreeable to his conftitu.

President, the Secretary of the Treasury, the United States, makes it expressly the ents ;" because " he thought the liberties

the Secretary of State, the Attorney.Gen. duty of the commillioners of ine fioking of the people would be endangered by ic;" era!, and the Chief Justice of the United tund to apply annually the sum of dolls. because, * in the old confederation, fuffi

States, who are filed the · Commiflioners 7,300,000 to the discharge of the debe cient power was already delegated to con:

of the Sinking Fund.' Of these Com. and that it appears the sum of dollars grels" and because that giving congreis millioners the Secretary of the Treasury is 6,699,738 47 only has been applied in the more power " would have a tendency of

agent, the power of the others is bare. year 1802---leaving a deficit of doilars producing a regal (or royal) government !y nominal. The Commillioners have 600,961 53. As to the large sum of dolls. in this country.

laid before Congress at the present feffion, | 3,483,711, drawn from the Treasury, and This fame Mr. Granger now holds an a report of the Secretary of the Treafury not applied, it would have been more latinportant and lucrative office under that made to them, containing a detail of the isfactory to" that jealousy which, however government, the very germ of whore exift.

dereitable in private, is the lovliest trait of meafures purlued in the year 1802, in re. ence he thus opposed ; and the partial and tation to their duty. It does not appear political character," had we been informed arbitrary manner in which he has exercir. that the Chief Jultice of the United States in whole hands as agents this immense lui ed that power is notorious over all parts had been consulted on these proceedings ;

was refting. As to myself, I should be glad of the Voited States. his name does not appear to the repori.

to have been informed what neceflity indu“ This report of the Secretary of the Treasury INVESTIGATOR.

ced the drawing so large a sum from the states that during the year 1802, there has been

treasury, so long before it was to be applidrawn from the Treasury of the United States on ed. Why money was remitted to Europe account of principal and interest of the domestic

(if the fact be so) to meet a debt not vet due, debt, the sum of

9,372,752 20

At a time that a balance of dolls. 600,000 Selefico.

“ That of the money drawn from the Treasury in the year 1801,

remained, as it still does, unpaid of the sum which remained unapplied at the

expressly required to be paid in each year. expiration of that year, and was MR. STANLEY'S LETTER.

and I cannot repress the exprellion of my applicable to the Dutch debt, there was guilders 2,313,846 10 stivers,

altonishment and alarm, that the Secretary equal to 40 cents each guilder, to 925,538 40 of the Treafury in an official report, pro[CONTINUED.]

telling to account for the due application Forming the cum in their hands in From the report of the Secretary of the

the year 1802,
Dolls. 10,298,290 69

of dolls. 10,298,190 63, alter vaguely fta. Treasury, it appears that there was in the

ring dolls. 3,483 711 77 to be unapplied Treasury of the United States, on the * Of this sum the Secietary renders the follow. and in the hands of agents ; thould, not

ingeaccount : goth Sept. 1802, in cah, dulls. 4-439,675. * 1. That to the payment of in.

withstanding, leave a balance wholy unac. The receipts of the United States lor

on the debt accrued in the

counted for of dolls. 114. 7+ 44. the year ending the zoth September 1802, year 1999, there has been applied, 4,065,739 47

The President in addrefling the present was dolls. 15.258, 453, which was derived

" 2. T) the reimbursement of principal of damestic debt,

1,290.000 0) Congress after a review of our revenue, from the failowing fources.

". Duich debt, due in 1802, 1,341.000 00

and the payments on account of the debt, Dories on impost and tonage,

reinuki, “ When eff: Els !o falutary re12,298,933 65

Making the sum actually applied, to Direc: (ax

fuls from the plans you have already fanc229.311 19

the discharge of the dubt, in the Sales of public lands,

179,575 52
year 1802,

Dolls. 6,493,733 47 rioned ; when moreis by avoiding falso Postage of letters, 50,500 00

objets of expenfs, we are able without a Proceeds of sales of bank shares, 1,287,600 00 " À That to meet the install.

without inzernal taxes and with. Dividends on bank stock.

39,960 00

ment of domestic debt, first due in Payments on act. of sales of armed the year 180), they have retained

out birowing, to make large and effectu ships,

212.542 83
the sum of

4,117,869 37 al payments towards the discharge of our Sales of Prizes,

$1.94.3 22

“ The Secretary further states, Internal taxes,

public debt, and the emancipation of our 806.705 65

that at the close of the year 1802, Miscellaneous

posterity from that moital canker, it is an 124.028 64

there remained (exclusive of post-
ed bills outstanding, and of unabpli.

encouragement of the highcit order to
Dollars, 15,261,218 11
et balances in the hands of agents)

proceed as we have began in fuhititutiny an unapplied balance of guilders, The expenditures of the government 5,914,636 10 stivers, applicable to

économy fur taxatior, and in procuring the pa, mert of Dutch debt, in the

what is useful for a nation pizced as we in the same period'were dolls. 13,668.591 year 1803, equal to

dolls. 2,365,842 49 are, rather than what is pracriled by oth:27 cents.

ers under diferent circunfances.” The

Making the sum drawn from The payments into the Treasury from the Treasury in the year 1802, but

conftitution requires of the Prefident that duties on imports and tonnage being de not applied in that year, dolls. 3,483,711 77 he should give Congress information of the rived from bonds due for duties accruins

« If to the sum which is stated to

ftate of the Union, and recommend such before the late peace, the President re

have been applied to the reduction
of the debt in 1802, viz. dolls. 6,699,738 47

mealures as he may judge necessary and minds us * that the effect of peace is not Be added the last sum, stared to be

expedient. Perhaps it would comport beta yet fully ascertained." -This effect, tho' in the honds of the agents, and not

ter with the dignity of the fuit Magistrate, not fully ascertained, hias yet evinced its

appliet, viz.

dolls. 3,403,711 77

it in discharging this daty he should not

The sum accounted for in some operation. It appears from the stateinents

way or other, is

dolls 10,183,450 24

feel himself emancipated from the obliga. from 'he Treasury department, that the a.

tions impoled by olicial propriciv. mount of duties on goods imported and Which deducted from the sum in

If he should refrain from such reflec. their hands, lonnage secured in the last year, and which

dolls. 10,298,290 68 Leaves a balance, which the report

tions as are evilently intender to eitablıfı will form the receipt of the next, is does not account for in any way; dolls. 114,730 44 his own reputation by cafting reproach on

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his predeceffors, or avoid such a display of of the sales brought back into the treasury, they have received from the direct tax, measures and professions as argue a thirst to form a part of that aggregate which the and internal taxes, the large sum of two for popularity. As his own feelings must message suggests to be the result of the inillions, leven hundred and axty thousand regulate bis conduct in this particular, it “ merely avoiding false objects of ex dollars. The arrears of taxes yet unpaid, is at his option to adopt or reject such fale penfe.”' The great object, therefore of are estimated by the Secretary of the Treas: instruments for procuring popular faron expense, upon which much money was ury, ai upwards of one million of dollars, -So far, however, as I deem them difin- expended by the former adminiftration, are which will also be at the disposal of the genious or unfounded, it is my duty and a the erection of light-houses and fortif ca. prefent aiminiftration. It appears then, right I teel disposed to use, to examine his tions---suppressing insurrections ; estab. that the preleri administration have the ftatement. The remarks I have quoted lilihing naval files and arsenals; the pur benefit of near four millions of dollars from from the message are predicated on the state chale of arms and ordnance ; establishing the direct and internal taxes. of our revenue, " resulting (says the Prefi .

armouries, and protecting commerce a. The presint administration have done dent from the plans you have already fanc.

gainst Algerine and French pirates by much. With the happy fortune of rerioned.” Now it is an indisputable truth, building a navy.

building a navy. Let any candid man re ceiving the government and every branch that the plans adopied under the present ad flect whether under the same circumstan.

of its revenue,

" in the full ide of fucminiftration have been to diminish and not ces, the present anlininiftration ought not cellul experiment ;" unembarrolled by to increase the revenue. By the repeal ot to resort in the laine mealures.' Whether toreign diffenfions ; relieved trom the nethe internal taxes (in which I concured, the injilice and violence of foreign na ceflity of great expenditure on national nba thongh I wished to retain such parts of them tions may not compel us at any time, and jects which their predecellors had cum. as fell on luxury and wealth) the revenue however pacific the disposition of the ad. pleatły or greatly advanced. With an (n. was leitened near one million of dollars per ministration, to resort to measure; of de creasing population, commerce and wealin; pear. No one meature has been adopted, fence, and then let him say whether these and a revenue yielding them in iwo years or in the language of the meflage, “ (anc were false objects of expenie. There are the immense fum of thirty-one millions of tionel" in the prefent adininistration wliich however other obje&ts of expense not a. doilars ; much was to be expected. Lei adds one cent i gear to the revenue of the dopted, or ra: her " avoided," by the pre any candid and intelligent American reUnised States. The regulations of com. fent adoiiniftration---such as the reduc.

view these things ; he will see with pleas. merce, under which the duties from im.

tion of the expense of the judiciary de. ure and with pride the prosperous situapofs and tonnage arise and are collected,

partment by the repeal of the judiciary fyr tion of our country ; but he must admit jemain as etablithed by the former admin. liei adopted February 1801-ihe reduc. that we do not owe it to the “ plans fancistration. The progressive increasing pop tion of the army, and ihe dismissing the of. tioned" or falle "objects of cxpense avoid. ulation, wealth and cominerce of the U. ficers employed in collecting the internal ed” by the present adıniniftration. The wiel Sistes, occasioned the regular annu

The expenditure retrenched by planier who succeeds to the pollellion of al increase of this revenue, and in the u. the repeal of the judiciary was surely tot a farm already well improved and planted, sual course, the receipts of the last year the cause of our former poverty or of our hould be conient with reaping the profits were greater than the former. Bu says || present wealth, because the fyftem repeal- ll of the industry and skill of his predecefior

, she merge, this fate of things is the re ed haci been in operation but one year, without detracting from his mcrits. He dult " merely of avoiding falle objects of and the saving does not exceed thirty derives no micrit from the boall--I have expense." Some diminution of expendi. thousand dollars, a sum less than the ex. gathered an barvest which I might have ture has indeed been made under the prel- pense of repealing it. The reduction of desiroyed. cot adminiftration, but they have in a very the army was justified in my eitimation The President recommended to congrcat degree resulted from a change in our and supported by my vote ; but I am of gicis, to appropriate a luin of money for fituation and circumlances, not produc- lj opinion, that while or differences subfiit. erecing at this city a dry dock, in which, ed, I presume to say by the present ad ed with the European powers with whom by employing water drawn from a source miniftration. Let it be remembered, that we were contending--ihe force retained above the level of the tides, as practised in the few years preceding the acceffion was necellary to garrison our forts and in lock navigation, the thips of our navy of the present administration, milions i guard our írontiers. The restoration of

guard our frontiers. The restoration of might be placed on a dry and feltered bed, were neceilurily expended for securing harmony, which authorised a reluction in which ination the progress of decay and protecting our conin:erce, to which of the navy, juftified a like reduction of would be arrested. The estimate of this Dot C: ly the agricultural, but every other

A change of circumftances work submitted by the President, was lour interek owes is prosperity. Light-houses had in this instance rendered that force l hundred and twenty thousand dollars.and fortifications were ereced-insurrec.lafelers which a few months before, had No subject can more juftly merit the attions, Iadian and Algerine wars exhau- been indispenfible. By repealing the in

been indispensible. By repealing the intention of the legillature than the presered large fuis ; by depredations of the ternal taxes the expense of collection was vation of our navy : the solicitude of the Englid, French and Spanish nations prop. | dispensed with. Tois mcasure did not ex Prefident on this occasion is honorable to eriv lapposed to exceed thirty millions of pedule the discharge of the debt, or replen. him ; but unfortunately the project, by dollars, was loft, and the revenue conse isn the treasury ; for while it saved the ex every light afforded by philosophy or exquently greatly diminished. Naval fites pense of one pense of one lundred thousand dollars, it

perience, was judged not to be adapted to and ariciials were established, arms and prevented the receipt of ten times that fum.

its objcet, and would be less conducive ordnance to a large amount purchased; I i cherish the hope that neither the public to the preservation than to the dellrucand armories for manufa&ture of arms set faith or public safety may require a resort sion of ihe navy. After some discuflion in operation. A navy was not only built to direct or internal taxes, or to loans. But lion it was agreed without a diflenting which reflored our commerce and rever however sincere the present adminiftra

voice, to permit the subject to reft without ue : but when on the return of peace ils cion may be to avoid these measures, yet it a decision. Jonger support on the fif establishment certainly is not correct to claim as a merii At the last session of Congress, a propo. was rendered unnecessary, most of die to them, that they have replenished our sition was made for repealing the several ships were sold, by which measure the a. treasury, and reduced the debt, "with acts of Congress, by which foreign fhips mount of the annual expenditure of the na- out" these aids ; because the documents arriving in our ports are liable to higher vy was greatly lellened; and the proceeds Il from the treasury department show, that tonnage duty, than our own, and goods

the army.

imported in them subje£ted to an addition length the friends of the project consent On Friday evening last, the honorable al duty of 10 per cent. The repeal to take ed io let it país undecided this fellion.- l the Attorney-General called an electioneer effect whenever it should be ascertained Whether this abandonment proceeds from ing meeting in this city, and delivered as that any foreigns nations had adopted the a hope, that delay may enable the friends harangue, with his usual eloquence and same policy iowards us, by a repeal of of the measure to repel the objections urg moderation, having probably entirely fortheir discriminating and countervailing du ed to strongly, and from Cources so rel gotten that he once gave, as a reason for ties. The question was not decided at that pectable ; or is the result of a conviction

pectable ; or is the result of a conviation removing a federal officer, that he had enfeffion. It is understood what our minis. of ihe inexpediency of the measure in deavored to influence elections. We do ter at London, was instructed to propose || the minds of those who first cherished it, not learn that the speech of Mr. Spencer this subject to the B.itish government, | I cannot decide.

was taken in short hand; it is therefore im. and that in consequence of this communi

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poflible to know whether he said any thing cation, the Britith parliament passed an

about giving the truth in evidence, or wheact, authorizing their King to abolith their

ther, amongst his other charges against the discriminating and countervailing duties,

Dudson, April 26, 1803.

federalists he accuied any one of them of upon the event of the Unised Siates con.

attempting to bribe a man to ele£tioneer,

TRIUMPHANT FEDERALISM. curring in the ineasure. At the opening

at the price of a FIVE DOLLAR BILL. of this seflion of Congress, the Prefident It is with the greatest pleasure we lerrn says he “communicates with fatisfaction”

that federalism is increaling in every part By the arrival of the lhip Mercury, capt. the act of the British parliament, and sub.

of the United States. From the various Sterling, at this port yellerday evening in inits to Congress the propriety of meeting i election returns which we have received, them in the abolition of thele duties. The it appears that our country is rapidly se zendaye rom Liverpool, we have intellicommittee of commerce and manufac turning to the right way.

London to the 8th March, both inclusive. tures, to whom this subject was relerred,

The latest accounts from Massachusetts

--From this it appears that the British govmade a detailed report, which concludes il give Gov. Strong a majority of upwards ernment were taking steps which are strongby recominending a resolution, forse peal- of 12,000 ; and the final majority is like

ly indicative of war. Orders had been iling the acts imposing discriininating du. || ly to be larger by some thousands than it

sued for a general impressment of seamen, ties. While this resolurion lay on the tawas last year.

and were in actual execution at Liverpool ble, the chambers of commerce of Phila. The Boston Centinel, alter ftating the

when capt. Sterling failed. The Militia delphia and New York, and come other happy result of the late ele&tion, observes, were also directed to be embodied, and held cities, and the mechanics of New York, " for one year longer, at least, Maflachu. in readiness to be called into service. The petitioned against the measure. They state setts will not make one of those degraded cause of these preparations was said to be in substance, that experience under thefe sattelites that borrow all their light from owing to a disagreement between England aets bad proved their benignant effects : the Virginium fidus.

and France respecting the surrender of Maithat our shipping had increased to an 2 The editor of the Ægis, after declining ta. It is not unlikely that the retention of mount fufficient for carrying all our pro. a further detail of the votes” for Gov. the Cape of Good Hope by the English, is ductions, intended for exportation, and

ernor, &c. fays, with great defpondency, corinceted with these measures of the ad. the importation of luch articles as are ne

" It would exhibit nothing but disappoini- miniflration. [Ev. Poft, 15th in/l.] cessary for our home consuinprion. That ment and defeat."-" Whatever may be

by a repeal of these duties the thips of the cause, (adds the Ægis) it is unquestion. · Great Britain would be permitted to bring ably true, we believe, that the federal ina. us the products and manufactures of all jority, in Maflachusetts, his increased

The Knot. countries, while by the operation of their since the last eleétion." navigation act, wc lhould be reftricted in In New Hampshire, the majority for

MARRIED, our trade to that nation to the carriage of Gov. Gilman, exceeds zoco.

AT Hartford, Con. on Mondav evening, the 18:. goods, the growth or production of our

In Connecticut, . Cor. Trumbull, is

inst. vir. CHESTER Parsons of this city, to Miss re eleced by a vast and unprecedented Prese Turner, of that place. own country only, thic tbe vellels of all nations, would be allowed equal privileges majority ; and it is expected that there will 'with American built fhips, without an e not be more than 40 democrats in the lequivalent on their part. That the Euro- gillature. pean nations not only build and equip their

In New. Jersey, as far as accounts have To Readers 2 Correspondents. ships much cheapér, but also navigate come to hand, federalism progreffes ; them at much less expense than we can,

And even in Virginia we have the most

Sice printing the piece in the first side of this which advantages in their favor muft pre. flattering prospects.

paper, signed Investigator, we have been certified vent our competition with them in navi. With these examples belore them, it is

that the Mr. Granger in the Connecticut assembly, gation, and leave American vessels idly to to be hoped that the people of this ftate

who opposed the sending of delegates to the general Tot in our docks. They all conclude with will do honor to the cause of federalisin at

convention, ccuid not have been the same who is now expressing a confidence that repealing our the present election. The federalilts of

Post-Masier General of the United States ; but must discriminating duties would discourage this county, we have no doubt, will give

have been an older man. Had this circumstance fhip-building, deprive us of the profits at a good account of themselves, by support

been known in season, the piece would have been present derived from the employment of ing the following ricket :-

suppressed. American vessels, and make us dependent

For Assemblymen.

We have one objection to publishing the poetical on foreign nations for the exports of the WILLIAM W. VAN NESS.

essay of “SYJ.VANUS." The ideas of Thompson products of our foil : that it must be prej. MONCRIEF LIVINGSTON.

cannot be expressed in better language than his own. ud cial to various important interells in the ANSON PRATT.

It might, however, be of use to the “ Young community, detrimental to the revenue GARRET COCK.

scribbler" to versify the writings of that celebrated of the country, and in a national point of

For Senators.

poet for private amusement. view extremely impolitic. The subject EBENEZER FOOTE.

“ Liberty of the Press," No. 9, is omitted for was po poned from day to day, and at JACOB FORD.

want of rom.

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