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the lightness of the materials, the arch may I weary of the contradi&tion between my all that which you sce. He knew not the be extended over a much larger span or principles and my actions, I protest, I re. name of God. He knew not that to this opening, with less expence.

figned myselt without a murmur to the Being he owed his existence, and on this It is the opinion of the inventor of the new doctrine of my master, assured as I have account gratitude.

account gratitude. He was soon acquaintabove method of bridge building, that an always been that he would never deceiveled with an hundred problems in geometry, arch of three or four hundred feet may be

and was unable to form this simple reflecconstructed without difficulty. In this I engaged to work with a joiner, and in tion. This my master has Mewn invincia cale a bridge of six or eight hundred feet my leisure hours I visited a young girl, | bly in his own manner. With anxiety, 1 may be built with the greatest safety, with whose parents allowed me privacies, amus. || anticipated the time when the passions with three arches.

ing enough. When I believed I had her force develope themselves, to say to my affections, I quitted her for the express | élevé, my lon you must subdue them. purpose of making a long journey. I loon | Till that time, I permitted him to gratity

returned and got married. I telt the en all his passions, to enable him to combat miscellany.

joyment of my new condition. I propof- || atterwards those of puberty.
ed to perform great services for my coun. At last I taught him religion ; that is to

try, which I did not acknowledge as such. say, to despise heartily that of his country, PROFESSION OF PHILOSOPHIC I had a child and took great care of it, be. | which I nevertheless acknowledged was FAITH.

cause, according to the principles of my the best of all. I taught him that the gor.

master, it is difficult to educate many. pel was a book both divine and absurd. Translated for the Balance, from the This child was strong and healthy, which That the life and death of Jesus Christ French of a Pupil of Rosseau. made me very happy, as true wisdom de. are those of a God, and that his dogmas [CONTINUED.)

pends on strength of body : and as I was are an impoiture-all things necessarily

certain that a child cannot form one sin. follow one another. ITH what ardent pleasure | gle act of reasoning till the age of iwelve I finished his education by some parti. would i tiy to the forests, and browse on or thirteen years, I believed it was necel. cular instructions. I said to him, my son, herbs and roots. I desired it. I was rea. sary to commence his education from the the iniquity of chiefs and magistrates, will dy to fly to the end of the world. Happi. | cradle.

perhaps, strip you of half of your fortune. ly, my master has not thought fit to thew At firft I allowed him to tumble about It is a thing which happens every day-a me the example. My reason then was but in a meadow-afterwards, to exercise his thing which I see continually, and which a demonstrated necessity of not using my reason, I subdued it by force. I took I alone perceive. It is then necessary that reason. I regarded the cause of paternal || pleasure in counterfeiting ignorance, and you learn a mechanical trade, in order to tenderness as the prejudice of corrupted na. of causing myself to be despised by him, assure you of subsistence. I moreover faid ture. I considered women as created on to gain in the end his confidence and re to him, you are now arrived at the age of ly to satisfy a shameful desire. I believed i fpe&t. In short, all the instruction I gave reason. You are uneasy under paternal it was my duty to shun them, as soon as him was no more than a tissue of little

authority. You can now despise ihat aumy paflion was gratified. My master or.

cheats and frauds, which could not but thority ; because without dispute you love dered-1 blindly obeyed.

wonderfully incline him to the love of yourself, but you are not sure that your Soon afterwards, he taught me to love truth.

father loves you. This excellent rule of them with eagerness, with fury, even if I took great care to exercise the body of morals

may

be of great service to you. I attempting to rob me of my life. He made my son to hardships, to render it capable mult add, that if any one insults you, you me drink deep of the poison of voluptuous.

of enduring them the rest of his lite ; and ought to affaffinate him. The 'advice is ness, and instructed me that viriue con I carefully avoided to fortify his heart hard, but it is conformable to fair nature. fifted in the gratification of the passions || and his mind in like inanner. I accustom- I am happy to forewarn you, that you may that this was the true path to follow, with. ed his soul to repose—his body to fatigue. marry the daughter of a hangman, providout troubling lvimself, whether or not 1 || Perhaps I did not foresee the consequences

Perhaps I did not foresee the consequences || ed you think she suits you. But, as acmight be caught in this dangerous and se. -- But obedience supplied the place of rea-cording to my principles, you must not dučtive rout. His sublime morality pleal. | foning; and I conducted this dear child on make a choice precipitately, prolong your ed me more whilst it presented to me a man

the roofs of houses, to learn the art of car. addresses to this charming girl by tedious virtuous and paffionate for two women at pentry—but I never taught him to arrange || afliduities, and have a care left the son of the same time, and in each other's presence. his thoughts.

a king snatch her from you. I then conceived the project of being a

One thing gave me great inquietude, It is very certain, and I am compelled philosopher-that is to say of always being || which was that my master had prescribed to agree to it, that all men who lincerely in love with the wife of another of al. to children a kind of duties altogether op- || practise the christian religion, are virtuways reproaching myself with it, and nev. posite to those of the parents. I dare not ous ; in the mean while, you need not trou. er correcting it; and of loving two at a

instruct him on a subject of no importance ble yourself with the belief or practice of time, as long as I found pleasure in it, on to him. I contented myself finply in in- | this' religion. This is an essential point condition neverthele's, of being very for {piring him with a lively tenderness for his of vour education, and I have thought nery for it.

nurse, and advising him to make her his cellary to make a long article of it. It can. All at once, he who had ordered me to companion all the rest of his life, after

not increase virtue. It weakens the mo. fly' from society, advised me to return to it the manner of the Grecian Princesles.

tives of it. Your conscience is your only as it was my duty to love and serve it--that To lose no time I allowed him a month | guide, although it may be proved that true happiness was to be found with my to discover that which I could have taught wicked wretchc: have likewise a conscience lawful wite ; and that I should educate my him in a few minutes. He was already a even whilst they are most wicked. It your children in those arts and sciences which mechanic, astronomer, natural philosopher, I foul is calm and tranquil, your conscience he taught me to abjure. I was a little fure geometrician, and engraver, and had no will speak loud and you will hear it. If prised, I confefs : but baffled by the ob idea of a supreme being. It would have || che parlions agitate you with violence, her stacles of loving the wife of another, and been very difficult for him to say who made voice will be weak ; you will hear her no

one.

more. This will be the fault of your con.j! little longer delay the members would be || which these papers were laid before the
science. You will obey your passions and furnished with the report of the Director. || house, was moved by Mr. Robert Wil-
you will have nothing to reproach yourselt He did not consider the business as new or liams, one of the committee of Investiga-
with. The principle is given by my mas. unmatured. The subject was amply dis tion, on the 3d of May laft, in the fol-
ter. He cannot disapprove of the conse. cuffed last feflion and the opinions of gen. lowing words.
quence which naturally relults from it. tlemen must have been made up upon the Refolved, That the President of the
(To be Continued.)

expediency or inexpediency of supporting | United States be requested to cause
the inftitution. It had been tited lait

proper officers to prepare and lay before
year that the machinery then used could the house, during the first week of the en-
not last more than a year, that the horses || suing session of Congress, the following
could not be used more than one year lon. atements :
ger, and that the lot of ground occupied “ A detailed account of the expendi-
by the mint was too small for the estab. ture and application of all public monies
lishment. He fupposed that since this re. | which have passed through the quarter.
port the horses had not become younger || master-general's department, from the ift
and that the lot had not grown larger. It ll day of January, one thousand seven hun.
appeared to him therefore that any report dred and ninely seven, to the 31st of De-

from the director of the mint could not af. Columbian Congress.

cember one thousand eight hundred and fect the question.

Mr. Gregg opposed the motion. He “ A similar account of the expenditure Monday, December 20.

thought it highly proper to wait a few days of all public monies which have passed

till the report ot' the director should be through the navy agent. Two reports were delivered to the house made. He said he was not present when “ A similar account of the expendiof repre!entatives, one from the secretary the subject was discussed last year and did ture and application of all the monies of the treasury, the other from the secre. not know the facts and arguments which drawn out of the treasury, for the contary of the navy. Both were ordered to

were then adduced. As the report must || tingencies of the military and naval elab. be printed.

by law be made on the ift of Jinuary he ments. The house received and referred a num. moved to poftpone the further considera “ Copies of the contracts made by the ber of private petitions, and likewise fev. tion of the subject until the second Mon

navy department for the purchase of tim. eral reports of committees upon private day in January next.

This motion was ber and stores, and the accounts of monies and local subjects.

opposed by Mr. Smilie and Mr. Ran paid under such contracts." On motion of General Mat:oon, Re. | dolph and' fuppered by Mr. Griswold,

Mr Davis moved for the usual order, solved, that the president of the United Mr. Southward, Mr. Lowndes, Mr. Den that the message and documents be printed States, be requested to direct the proper nis and Mr. Huger.

for the use of the members. officer to lay before this house a statement Upon taking the question on the post Mr. S. Smith said that the documents of the militia, according to the returns ponement it was carried in the affirmative

were extremely volumnious, and that the lait received from the respective states.

printing of them, as he had been inform. A message was received from the Presi

ed, would coit five thousand dollars. He Tuesday, December 21.

dent of the United States communicating | hoped, therefore, that they would be alMr. Rutledge moved a resolution, that the information requested relative to the lowed to lie on the table. ordinance, fire, and fide arms imported in. vio'a ion, on the part of Spain, of the 22d Mr. Davis remarked that he had not to the United States by any individual article of our treaty with that power. been aware of that circumstance. He supState for the equipment of the militia there. From the documents accompanying the posed that the gentleman who called for of should be imported free of duty. message it appears doubtful whether the

the papers knew the extent of them and On motion, the-resolution was com conduct of the Intendant at New Orleans

the importance of the information which mitted to a committee of the whole house

If the information was and made the order of the day for Monday || authorized by the Spanish government ;

not important he did not wish to incur the next. and there is yet no authentic proof that the

great expense of printing them : if it was Mr. Randolph called for the order of governor of the province has not actually

governor of the province has not actually li important he thought they muft ultimately the day upon the resolution respecting the asligned another place of deposit as ftipu be printed, otl:erwise they might as well mint.

lated in the treaty. Among the docu. have been recurred to, by the members, Mr. Griswold hoped it would not be ments is a copy of a letter from the gov in the several offices and the extraordinary taken up until the report of the director ernor of the Millisippi territory to the

expense of preparing and transcribing fhould be received. He said that report governor of Louisiana requesting immedia

them have been saved. Under these cirwould probably contain intorination which ate intorination as to that fact.

cumstances, he said, he would, for the would be important in deciding the ques.

swer has yet been received to that letter, | present, withdraw his motion. tion.-Mr. Randolph's motion was loft, consequently, the papers were ordered to

Mr. S. Smith said that the gentleman only 25 voting in favour of it. be printed and to lie on the table till such

who moved the resolution calling for the time as an answer shall be received.

papers had rot yet arrived. Wednesday, December 22.

Mr. Speaker read a communication Mr. Randolph called for the order of

Thursday, December 23. from Thomas Worthington, a delegate the day upon his resolution respecting the This morning the House of Representa from the Convention of the State of Ohio, Mint. Hefaid he was yesterday surprised tives received a mellage from the Presi. proposing certain conditions to be compli. to find himself in a finall minori:y upon dent of the United Sta:es accompanied by ed with by the United States previous to the motion which he now renewed ; el. a vast number of papers and documents that state becoming a part of the Union. pecially as the only objection offered a called for by a resolution of the house last Refered to a committee and ordered to be gaink taking up the subject was, that by a fcllion. The rosolution, in conformity to printed.

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between Spain and the United States.-- most favourable effect on the politics of that state, is " added its good opinion of the chief In the 4th article of this treaty it was stipit not a natural inference that similar conduct on the

“ magistrate in that of his supporters.” part of the federal executive would be attended by ulated that the western boundary of the a similar effect? The respectable body of Friends

After this refutation, it seems that Duane, by United States which separates us from the in Pennsyivania, who seldom interfere in political some quibble, atteinpted to impress a belief that his Spanilh colony of Louisiana, should be in niafters on censurable grounds, have by a deputa

first statement was substantially correct. This led the middle of the channel of the river Mis

tion to the governor testified their approbation of
his conduct."

to a reply from the Gazette of the United States, filippi, from our northern boundary to

After telling of the “favorable effect” which has

of which the subjoined paragraph forms a part. the completion of the 31st degree of lati

been produced ny "the decided and manly conduct" “ We intend to leave no room for furtude north of the equator, and that the

of Gov. M.Kean, Mr. Holt asks, if it is not “ a nat. “ther equivocation upon this subject. We navigation of the river, in its whole ural inference that similar condict on the part of the

“therefore affert explicitly, and declare breadth from its source to the ocean, should federal executive [Mr. Jefferson) would be attended

" that the affertion is founded upon unbe free only to the citizens of the United

by a similar effect ?" Now, who could have exStates and the Spaniards, unless by special

questionable ground, that the sole object pected such a question as this from the editor of “ of the visit of Mellis. Waln, Pemberconvention between the king of Spain and

the Bee ? What ! Dare he insinuate that Mr. Jef. ton, &c. was to copter with the governother powers.

ferson's conduct has not been “decided and manly ?" But besides this, it was absolutely essen

or upon the violation of the law for the -Wonder of Wonders ! Why, if a federal prin “ suppreslion of vice and immorality, as tial that the citizens of the United States

ter had said thus much, this very Mr. Holt would before fuggested, and further, that they fhould have some place of deposit, where

kave pronounced him a slanderer, a tory, and all “ did not, either in behalf of the fociety', their property might be taken out of their

the ugly names he could have borrowed or invented. " or for themselves, afford to Mr. M.Kean river-boats, and laid up, previous to its

But the thing is past ; and if some apology is not "an expression of refpe&l, nor avow approbeing shipped on board vefrets of suitable

immediately made for this direct and stinging cen bution of, or confidence in his adminis. burden for exportation ; and so again, sure on Mr. Jefferson's conduct, we fear the conse " tration.” where their importation might be first un quences may be serious to our honey-making neigh. laden and deposited previous to being put

Need we add another word ! No!--Let the can. bor. However, we leave this aitair to be settled on board the boats, to be carried up the by our good democrats, while we proceed to exam.

did and unprejudiced read and judge. river, since without such place of deposit, ine the concluding sentence of the above paragraph. as it is called, the navigation of the river

and impudent falshood with respect to

A " non-descript,” in the Pittsfield Sun of the 38 would be almost or quite useless to them. the Society of Friends in Pennsylvania, first ap

instant, who, to let the world know that he can spell It was therefore futher agreed by the peared in the Aurora ; but the editor of the Bee was a hard word, subscribes himself « Elachistoia!os," penultimate ar icle ofthe treaty, as follows: aware that if he published it on Aurora-authority, it

has audiessed a letter to Thomas Paine, wherein he " And in consequence of the stipulations would obtain no more credit than an hundred other ealogises iliat brandy-bloated infidel and supplicates contained in the 4th article, his Catholic falshoods, which he has, at vorious times, copied his further services, in the following whining, drivNajbly with permit the ciuzens of the from the same paper. He therefore chose to de. elling strain. Unise i S a'es, for the space of three yearyout pend a his own naked word; and this, we are scr.

"20 7HOMIS PAINE. from this time, to depolit their merchandize ry to say, has of late been so shamefully prostitu and effects in the port of New Orleans, ed, that it is but little more entiled to credit than and to export them from thence without

“ I have read your addresses to the pub. Duane's. paying any other duty than a fair price for

- lic, and find you have noi lol your a

The editors of the Gazette of the United States, the hire of the stores, and his Majesty pro

“ bilities nor your virtues. You have as long ago as the 17th of December, published an mises either to continue this permission, if

“ cut out much work for Federal Monar. ainpie refutation of Duane's story about the Friends, he finds during that time, that it is not

chifts from New-llampshire to Georgia, by which refutarion it appears, prejudicial to the intereits of Spain ; or if

" and filled them with angu:m and ter

“ That four or five individuals of the he should not agree to continue it there,

ror. Sorry I am that any thing Mould

society of Friends, waited upon the ex. he will assign to them on another part of the

interrupt you in your writings, which banks of the Misisippi, an equivalent "ecutive to represent to him the detective

" tens of thousands are waiting for with establishment."-Observations on these

operation of the laws of the common.

impatience. You have much yet to do two articles, and their fair construction, are “ wealth for the suppression of vice and

“ for the happiness of these States. Prov. reserved till we coule to speak more partic.

immorality, and to point out particularly " idence (which you fo frequently men.

“ the inadequacy of the law prohibiting « tion with reverence) bas not brought ularly of the affair of New. Orleans. " horse-racing, its known evasion, and

you here through so many escapes from detective execution. This, and this a

“ death for nothing. Years of labour, I lone, was the business of the Friends

hope, are before you, and your knowl . “ who visited the Governor." Balance Closet,

edge of the errors which were the overBut, fartier, (add the editors of the

" throw of the French, give you great “ Gazette of the United States) we flatly

“ advantage of affording us many falutaTwo motives induce us to copy the following artideny the truth of the Aurora statement,

ry instructions." &c. &c. cle from the Bee. The first is to shew that even " and explicitly assert, upon unquestion.

This diverting little animal, fawning around the democrats are compelled to censure the conduct of “able authority, that the society of

feet of Tom Paine, brings to mind Churchill's desMr. Jefferson ; and the second to expose a base

Friends, either in a body, or by dele. and despicable attempt of the editor of the Bee to gation, has not given a testimony ofcription of a sycophant, who impose upon the large and respectable society of approbation and confidence in the exec

.“ Would creep, cringe, be civil, Friends in this vicinity. “utive of this commonwealılı ;' that it has

And hold the stirrup for the li " afforded no other than ordinary testi

If on a journey to his mind, · Certain refractory officers of the Pennsylvania militia having been fined and degraded by a court.

Would help him mount, and ride behind." monies of respect to the Governor, martial for their contempt of the republican cockade “ when meeting him upon matters of busi. ordered by the legislature, Gov. M.Kean has appro. “ nefs ; that it has not declared its “ap. ved their sentences in terms of merited censitre.

In a late Providence paper, a blacksmith advertiThe decided and manly conduct of this able states

' probation of M.Kean's administration ;'

ses a vice which has been stolen from him. He man durinz his administration having produced the " and that it has not, by any public a£t, must be a vicious thief that can steal vices.

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MON, AT THE

ORDINATION

OF

THE REV.

CHELSEA, MASSACHU

SETTS.

ON THE

APTITUDE OF

THE EARTH TO

THE

YEILD BREAD.

BREAD,

any

agonitorial Department. nected by braces of timber : the stretchers

are about 24 feet long, and all picked of

natural shape suited to the intended curve. To aid the cause of virtue and religion. The whole is supported by two abutments

and three piers, all of stone, which are about THE SABBATH.

36 feet long, 25 wide, and 5 high, hand. Tomely faced and pointed. The length of

the bridge from the extremity of the abut. agricultural.

EXTRACT

ments 620 feet, and 30 wide, the sides of FROM THE REV. DR. THOMAS THATCHER'S SER which are secured by a substantial and ele.

gant railing. The plan of this bridge is con. FOR THE BALANCE. JOSEPH TUCKERMAN,

sidered to be an improvement upon the very wonderful bridge built at Wittingen, in Switzerland, by Mr. Ulrich Gruben

hamm, of Tuflen, who also built the cele. HE Sabbath is one of those fal. brated bridge over the Rhine, at Schaffuťary inititutions, which promote “ peace | hausen., on earth, and good will to men." Besides

This spirited enterprize, which has cost
READ, more than

other ar-
the opportunity which this day affords to

eleven thousand dollars, will have an effect ticle is the staff of human life ; and, thro' promote our fpiritual progress towards the

on the completion of the 14th Massachu. the fingular goodness of providence, almost kingdom of heaven; it is a moft happy

kingdom of heaven; it is a most happy | letts Turnpike ; in which case there will every country and clime are capable of source of moral inftruétion and social re.

be a good road, the greater part one continproducing this essential sustenance of man. finement. Every seventh day, there is a ued turnpike, from this town, and running Articles of luxury are the peculiar growth folemn pause from labour and amusement : nearly a western direction thro' this state, of some particular climates. The grape, out temples are opened, and truths, relative

and the state of New York, to the falls ot the nutmeg, the pine-apple, the orange,

to GOD, ourselves, and our fellow.crea- | Niagara. and numberless other delicacies, require tures, are impressed.--Admitting that to the vivid rays of nearly a tropical sun : these assemblies such discourses only are

The following was published in the Balance, on its but some or other of the various - grains addressed as the learned, or those who affect

first commencement in a folio form ; but, as sev. which produce bread, may be made to to be learned, cali plain and ordinary ; fili

en or eight hundred of its present readers, were grow alinost every where. much instruction is conveyed. A large

not subscribers for it at that time, there can be no Even in the cold and dreary regions of proportion of those, who fill our churches,

impropriety in re-publishing an article which may have few or no other means of gaining reSiberia in Russia, where peach, plumb, or

as of great public utility. cherry; never grow ; where the apple ligious or moral knowledge. Are not the

morals and manners of this class of citizens tree, iho' allifted by a garden culture, can

BRIDGE BUILDING. be made to produce fruit scarcely bigger | the weary an opportunity for cleanliness

of great importance ? This day affords to than a walnut, the fields are laden with

and decorum, to acquire light and infor. | The following is a cheap and easy meth. luxuriant crops of wheat. Buck-wheat seems to have been an indigenous plant of

mation, and to contemplate their moral od of building bridges over streams

flate. Look into society ; compare those which are obstructed by ice, &c. that country ; or in other words, it reproduces itself there and grows spontane. I those where they are abolithed, or growing places where such institutions prevail, with AFTER the abutments are built, a cena

tre or mould [hould be formed in the same ously, or without any cu'tiration. Och er kinds of wheat, it is faid, reproduce behold industry, fobriety, graceful manners

, into disuse and contempts in the first; you manner, as when the arch is to be turned

with stone; cover this centre with seasoned themselves, or grow spontaneously in the island of Sicily.

and patriotism ; in the last, idleness, in pine boards jointed at the sides and squared

temperance, prodigality, and imparience of at the ends, and laid lengthwise across the When countries become crowded with every civil and moral restraint.

stream; nail them fast to the centre to keep people, neceflity urges them to diminish

them in their proper places, and pay them the limits of their meadows and to turn

over with tar or pitch, to preserve the them to tillage ; that lo they may raise the

work. This being done, add as many laylargest possible quantities of grains for

Improvements.

ers as the length of the arch requires to bread, and of vegetables. In England,

render it strong, paying each one over as hay is comparatively but little uled. It is

before, and observing to break joints in accounted too dear a food for calile.

FROM THE BOSTON CENTINEL,

each direction as much as possible. Small Wheat, barley, rye and oats, are raised in

nails should be used for the first and second the greatest possible quantities ; the kernels A BRIDGE (the first in this state) has layers, after which iod. nails will be prop . whereof, allowing a portion of the coarsen

been thrown over Connecticut River, be er. The form or curve may be varied to to their horses, is used for the sustenance

tween Montague and Greenfield.

The

fuit situation and circumftances, and it will of man ; and their straw, together with construction of this splendid piece of ar be found upon experiment, that this bridge, turnips, carots and some other vegetables, chitecture, is new in this fiate. It is a

chitecture, is new in this fiate. It is a though cheap and simple, will nevertheless are food for their cattle during winter. wooden bridge, consisting of 4 arches of be sufficiently strong ; being composed of.

The country which is fertile in yielding || 120 feet each, built of two courses orftretch an arch of folid timber, laid in the most grains for bread, is much better than that ers of hewn timber, 20 inches deep and 10 advantageous way of the grain. The work, which under a barren surface, contains wide, placed one above the other so as to when finished, may be covered with gravel, mines of gold : because men can live with. break join ts, and at suitable distances bolt in the maner of stone bridges. This out the latter, but not without the for. ||ed together by large iron bolts ; each arch method is doubtless preferable to that of

has ten courses of these Itretchers, all con. building with stone, or even iron, as, from

About 4

the first thips) among whom were the

Mr. Dawson moved a resolution, that mitted into the union as the seventeenth

VOLUNTEERS. provision ought to be made by law for el ftaie, under the name of “ Ohio." In Timothy Pickering--Strong in hen. tablishing a post road throughout the U. 1 addition to this we learn by the Portland efty-A Cató worthy of old Rome.' States, and that the surplus of revenue ari- Gazette, that the people of Maine are tak “ A twofold warning from Francefing from the post-office, after detraying ing mcasures for having that district erect Once a firefhip, now a beacon.” the expences of that department, ought to ed into a separate and independent state, as “ Naturalization to Foreigners ; but in be applied to the fixing and improving the eighteenth in the union. According | such forms as will not make Aliens of A2the post roads of the United States.

to the late census, there are 150,000 in tives."
habitants in the difrict.

The same event was celebrated at Pl: -
Friday, December 24.

mouth.- From the toasts drank at diat No business of importance was done in DREADFUL FIRE AT PORTS MOUTH.

place, we select the following :-Congress this day. Mr. Van Renselaer

o'clock on the morning of the The princ p'es, virtues, and energies moved a resolution for the appointment 26th ult. a fire broke out in the Old New- l of our Ancestors :-". A file that has broken of a Committe to bring in a bill for the Hampshire Bank, Portsmouth, and, be the teeth of many a viper." erection of a monument to the memory of fore it could be extinguished, destroyed a "'A fuli National Treasury, and the General Herkimer, in conformity to a bout one hundred of the best buildings in Eighth Commandment.” resolution of Congress of the 4th O&oter the place, amonglt which were a great

number of Dry.Goods stores, &c. The 1777. The resolution was ordered to lie

NEIV-YORK, JANUARY 4. whole loss is estimated at 540,000 dollars, on the table.

INIERESTING. Both houses adjourned till Monday ahout 48,000 of which were insured in Extract of a letter from a gentleman in next.

Boston. It is conjectured that the fire was London, to his friend in Philadelphia,

commenced by some infernal incendiary. dated Odober 24, 1802. Monday, December 27.

This would seem almost incredible, was " It is now universally believed, and is Mr. Davis role and remarked that he

it not well Lnwn that some of the greatest confirmed to me by a particular friend, juil was persuaded that an honourable member fires in America, have had the same ori arrived from France, that she is going tu of that house, by accepting a commission gin.

take immediate poffeffion of Louisiana. from the president, in the militia of the

Mons, L'Auslat, is appointed Colonial district of Columbia, had forfeited his right The Washington Academy, at Salem, Prefe&t ; Jean Job Ayme, Commiilaire de to a seat in the houle. He faid he had a in this stule, was destroyed by fire on the Justice, and Gen. Victor goes out with resolution to offer upon the subject to 18th ult. All the property of those who

4000 troops. which he had no morives but a sincere l occupied the building, a well-choien Li " L' Auflat had taken leave, and had conviction that the office is constitution-brary of about 200 volumes, &c. were an interview with Mr. Livingston, our ally incompatible with his present feat.-barat with it.

minister, on the occasion,' The gentleman alluded to is Mr. Van Ness from New York. · Mr. Davis then An academy in Columbia (S. C.) was moved a resolution, in subftance as fol. || lately destroyed by fire, with all its con. lows :

The Bnell.
Refolved, that the committee of elec. On the 22d uit. the “ Sons of the Pil.
tions' be instructed to enquire whether | grims" at Boston celebrated the 181ft an.
John P. Van Nels, elected and returned niversary of the landing of The Fathers
from the state of New York to serve in at Plymouth. The company consisted of
the 7th Congress of the United States, 101 gentlemen (the number that arrived in
has not, by since accepting a commis-
fion of Major in the militia of the United Licut. Governor of Massachusetts, Gen.
States in the District of Columbia, for Lincoln, Cul. Pickering, &c. &c.—The
feited his right to feat in this house. following are among the toalls drank on

At the request of Mr. Mitchell, Mr. the occasion
Davis, consented to let the resolution lie New-England-Here may republi.

At New-York, on the 27th ult. in an apoplectic till tomorrow. The house then adjourn. canism ever be at home-Democracy an

fit, General James M. HUGHES, Master in Chaned. alien."

Ai Savannah, (Geo.) on the 16th ult, the Rev. “ Such a Navy as will make Peace fe- | Peter Thachen, Doctor of Divinity, and Pas, cure, and War glorious.

tor of the Church in Brattle-Street, Boston, aged “ Federal Principles-May they never

50 years.

At Easton, (Mass.) JOSIAH WINSLOW, aged have better enemies, nor worse friends."

25, and HOWARD, aged 19, were suffceated in May those who rose to power by as their bed on the night of the 17th ult. by the vaserting every thing but the truth, hear pour of burning charcoal. nothing else while they retain it."

• Such Liberty as will make govern. Be it our weekly task,

ment ftable, and such a government as To note the passing tidings of the times. will make liberty immortal.'

To Correspondents. >>>>>>400<<<<<<

• Our fifter Virginia— When she chan. Hudson, January 11, 1803. ges the three fifths of her Ethiopean skin,

The “ Mechanic Youth" will find one of his Sonwe will refpe&t her as the head of our white nets in this paper. Two others, received at the family.”

same time, must be rejected. The writer may rest EIGHTEENTH STATE, " The remnant of our Military Force

assured that we shall never be backward in giving May those who affected to dread the rule

every proper encouragement to dawning genius. The public prins have announced, that

The facetious “ Naturalist," who has como muniot an army, never fucceed in their scheme ca'ed some curious facts and discoveries in Zoology the NorthWefern Territory is to be ad to rule by a mob."

shall have a place.

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