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quence as soon as General Victor arrives. || been told, within a few weeks, for advice | sent them in the next Congrels, and he is a You can easily imagine what will be the for the same complaint.

friend and political aciherent of the present fituation of American produce in that case. If these things be fo, and that they arc, adoninistration. He cannot be mistaken as The conduct of the American govern

there is no doubt, it is matter of serious to fa£ls and his opinions are highly wor. ment in regard to New Orleans, has de. concern-does it not belong to our civil thy of credit." graded us in the opinion of every nation. officers to enquire into this business, and New-Orleans, 14th April, 1803. I lodge at a French Hotel-iney laugh leek a remedy for the evil ? The lives of

I have been here e ght days, and find us to scorn, and openly say it is the inten. forty and perhaps hundreds of our citizens,

our affairs in ftatu qiio-The intendant tion of the French government to poflefs who have been, or may yet be bitten by

will not open the port or give us a deposi'. all the Western Country. I always defpi- || these animals, are certainly more to be He sweats in the most folemn manner, fed the idle boasts of the grea: nation, and valued than the lives of all the pulty dogs that the deposit sha!l not be granted while truft they are mistaken. But what does that infest our streets--is it not MADNESS

he remains in the office. Many of his our executive mean to do? does he with then to suffer those things to continue so ?

friends are well assured that he wishes to to raise the paslions of the Western P:ople One discovering every lymptom of mail

turnih a pretext to the Americans to make antil they are forced to throw themselves ness was seen to bite several others laft

a de cent upon this port and country ; into the arms of France ? he furely takes Thursday e'rening near our market-house, and that he is fecretly instructed by the minthe only means of accompliling such a bat before weapons to dispatch him could lifer of his Catholic Majelly to pursue this project.

be procured he made his elcape. The fol. I meafure. Nothing but depriving a people of their lowing extract from the Gentleman's Mag

The Spaniards and Americans here are means of subsistence, can make them think azine, may, perhaps be of utility.

incessantly wishing the United States may of disuniting therofelves to be governed by " Wnen a person hath been bit by a dog | lend lown an army without delay. They i haughty French prefect, and to fee the that is apprehended to be mad, it common

deteft, they deprecate the government, the mvoneis vt Bonaparte's mirmado:ts, glit- ly happens that the dog is killed before fastidious pride and tyranical contributions , pring in their towns. The people of the

one is aftured of his condition, and the per- ll of the French. Veltern Country, have as yet acicd with

con bit continues in a cruel uncertainty. " The French Periect has arrived. His almness and proprirty, ani I liope they

M. Perit, an eminent surgeon in France, il profeflions to the Americans are amicable rill continue fo to do--they ougit to rehas difcovered an expedient for putting an

at present ; but I think on the eltablish. member that it is a President of their own end to this uneasiness. He rubs the throat,

ment of the French government he will tarticular choosing, who treats them thus the teeth, and the gums of the dead dog is change his tone. He is waiting for Gen-hat it is their own beloved heroes of de with a piece of meat that hath been dreised,

eral Victor and the French troops before bocracy & no taves, who fupport him, & taking care that there be no blood to fein he begins his adminiftration. Every expehat it is the federalists of the Atlantic ir, and then offers it to a living dog. It he dient will be tried to inveigle our governkates alone, who will and endeavor to refules it with crying and howling, the

ment and sink it into supineness. Now is daintain the rights of the Western trade. dead dog was certainly mad; but, if it be the crisis, the important crisis for the Athink there can be no doubt, but that the well received and caten, there is nothing to merican to seek redress and future security, french mean to keep pofleffion of LouiGa- fear."

The people here (a few Creoles excepted) 2. They are endeavouring to purchase

CHILLICOTHE, MAY 21.

would rejoice at prompt and effe&tual realie Floridas, also of Spain. We shall then Tis morning, about three o'clock, an ex ures being used by the people of the welle in a maniter surrounded.

press arrived in town from old Chill coche. Dispatches from our government, arri. with information, that yesterday afternoor The French army destined for this ed here about a week ago -Tue fubje&t Capt. Herod, while at work in his ficiu,

Capt. Herod, while at work in his field, place is faid to be ordered for St. Domin! them was the opening of the deposit. had been shot and scalped by the Indians,

go: a place of deposit is still refused to us ; ut whether they contained any dispatches and who was not dead at the time he was

tre mit farourable opportunity in the om Spain or their minister at Talhing

discovered by his family, but was able to world now presents itfell, and illon, I fear o, is not known-however our contul relate some of the circumstances and died

cannerer beregained. A few men would Te was told by the governor, that nothing soon after, having had two balls through his

take this place for they would meet with ould be done at present, with regard to o head. A body of upwards 40 Shawnces Title or no refillance.' It wanid surprise ning the port. It will therefore rest with from Sanduíky, had been for several days

you to see the lively interest which the peo. . French, who no doubt occasion it to lurking between Wefttall and thar settle.

ple here take in the future well being of chut. ment and who immediately after he mur.

our nation; and the rapture with which der, went to the praire, drove the horses they read, and re-echo the speeches of the ELIZABETH TOWN, MAY 31.

over the creek, and took as many as they fenators who were in favor of taking imMAD DOGS wanted and made off. On the alarm be.

mediate poffefsion of this country. Have within a few days part become a

ing given, the citizens of this town imme. I hope in God's name that our weii. ror to the inhabitants of this part of the

diately turned out a company of volun ern militia may be immediately equipped e-- we noted a few weeks since, the depteers, who left this about day-light. The

and put in readiness, and that no time may lations committed by one in Bridge

aların through the country being general, ll be lost in pursuing the means of our tafety. un : fince which we have heard of sev. we hope to give a good account ot ibem in

By our enemies we are charged wih want I instances of o: hers having been seen in

oi public spirit. The Spaniards view the rious parts of this neighbourhood ---one

French with borror and disguit. They fee Springfield, a few days since, bit a man

PITTSBURGH, MAY 27. their own government on the brink of ruin a most shocking manner ; he immediate, “ We lay before our readers the follow. | by the intrigues of French policy and like applied to Dr. Sicele, at Belle Ville, ing letter which has been received in this a man in defpair are regardlels of further

pronounced it the worit wound he place from a gentleman in New Orleans, consequences. They seem impatient of ever seen occasioned by the bite of a - The writer of it is high in the confidence | delay, and often uiter their surprle at the = this man is the FORTIETH patient of a large portion of the people on the west

of a large portion of the people on the west- | tameness and pufillanimity of ilie weliera has applied to the same doćior, we have ern waieis; he has been chosen to repre. li country."

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Jing, a caricature, in their stall upon the Boulevards, representing Gen. Leclerc in purgatory, surrounded by a hundred thou. sand blacks, and fifty thousand while slaves, who are reproaching him with their deaths, and telling him if he had, like his ancestors, meddled only with hair instead of gun-powder, they should not hive met there.

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Northern Budget, in the spring of 1802. Our readers will judge whether it might not be justly applied to May, 1803, when severe frosts and snow. storms, rendered the season as dreary as December.

Edit. Bal.]

BLESSINGS OF LITIG.ITION.

(My heart, I'm sure, gains much more heat, When by the fire I toast my feet.) If young or old wish to carouse, They'll surely do it in the bouse : For, till the ground is somewhat ihaw'd, None but a fool would walk abroad. Poor Philomela's love-sick note, I fear, is frozen in her throat, Turtles, in nests, may bill and coo, And keep quite comfortable too ; And, if each other's health they prize, They'll wait till noon before they rise. The lark, if she the dawn invoke, Must wear a fur-cap, boots, and cloak. And if your Goddess out must trip it, Pray, help her to a muff and tippet : If she with low'rs must be array'd, (As Nature has none ready made, Except her last year's stock of thistles) Provide her with so ne artificials. The Loves and Graces keep at home ; For, should they with their mother roam, Unless you get them winter clothes, They'll freeze their fingers, ears, and toes, And catch their little deaths.But stayYour QUEEN will not walk forth to day : Check'd in her full career to fame, She'll keep within, to hide her shame ; And, while her cot the tempests rocks, She'll trim the fre, and darn her socks.

At the last fupreme court in Newcasile, Delaware, a contention about a sheep worth three dollars was closed without trial, and the united costs and expences of the para ties were more than

300

dollars !

A MAYDAY ODE, a Alafted to the present and approaching season.

A Fair Cyprian in Richmond, having, in a fit of industry, applied herself to the business of Mantua making, affixed over the window of her lodging, a painted board, which, by a trifling orthographical error, was inscribed thus JANE SMITH, Man. tormentor."

RABELAIS tells 1. a story of one Phi. lipot Placut, who, being brifk and hale, tell dead as he was paying an old debt; which perhaps causes many, says he, not to pay theirs, for fear of the like accident.

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CEASE, ye lying Bards—give o'er:
Chaunt the Joys of Spring no more :
Where the boasted charms of MAY ?
Are they seen, cr felt, to-day ?
Show ine now 'green fields and bowers,

Purling streams, and fragrant flowers.' Where your songsters in the grove, • Warbling tender tales of love' Where are now your “tender lambs, • Frisking, sportive, round their dams?' Where

your

• odours on the gale, · Gently wasted through the vale ?' Where's your • love inspiring breeze, • Sigling softly through the trees ?' Where your .gentle, tepid showers, • Bringing herbage, grass and flowers !' Do 'young and cid come forth to play,

On this sunshine holiday ? Where's your · Philomela's note, • Which on evening's breeze doth float ?' Where your • turiles, kind and true, • In the nest to bill and coo?'Come with me this morn-and, hark! Can you hear the rising lark

Pour her song to greet the day, * On this smiling morn of May ?'Where's your goddess cloth'd in green, • With timid air and graceful mein,

Gently breaking on the view, • Deck'd with pinks and vi'lets blue,' Through whose • flaxen tresses gay • Zephyrs, Loves, and Graces play!

TERMS OF THE BALANCE.

Lying Bards ! go, do so too~
She's a pattern, sure, for you ;
Eurn each tabor, reed, and lyre-
Warm your fingers by the fire ;
Hang, the livelong day, the head-
Say your pray’rs, and sneak to bed ;
Tune no more the love-sick lay-
Sing no more the charms of MAY:'
None your idle trash believes,
While ice hangs pendant at his eves.

DIOGENES, JUN. May 1.

ARITHMETICAL EPIGRAM On certain nothings ibat would be reckoneil somethings

To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and fifty cents, payable in quarterly advances.

To Country Subscribers, who receive their papers at the office, Two Dollars, payable as above.

To those who receive them by the mail, Two Dellars, exclusive of postage, payable in advance.

A handsome title-page, with an Index or Table of Contents, will be given with the last number of each volume.

Advertisements inserted in a conspicuous and handsome manner, in the Autertiser which accom panies the Balance.

Complete files of the first volume, which have been reserved in good order for binding, are for sale -Price of the volume, bound, Two Dollars and fif. ty cents-unbound, Two Dollars. The whole may be sent, stitched or in bundles, to any post office in the staie, for 52 cents postage ; or to any post-office in the union for 78 cents.

CYPHERS, with figures mix'd, become Of use in making up a sum,

And well their places fill ; But he's with double dullness curst, Who e'er attempts to place them first,

For then they're nothings still.

Where, ye dunces, is she fled ? Or is your smiling goddess dead ? Answer, quick, some rhyming elf, Or else I'll do it for myself.

Lon. paper.

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Driginal Flays.

their voice would be unerring like the the intoxicating poison. Flattery is delivoice of God. Power, derived from them, cious : among all delicacies, ihis is the

is drawn from a pure fource ; in their sweetest morsel to the human palate. It is Hither the products of your closet-labors bring,

hands it is always safe ; and when exercil. Enrich our columins, and instruct mankind.

with raptures of delight, people hear that ed according to their discretion, it can nev. they are “ wise as ferpents and harmless er prove oppressive."

as doves;" that their judgment is correct FOR THE BALANCE.

On these principles, the closet-visiona and their dispositions equitable and amia

ry weaves his political speculations.- || ble; that, in their collective capacity, they POLITICAL SKETCHES,

However corrupt are individuals, he re can do no wrong, and that their voice is No. I.

gards the people, as an aggregate body, in the voice of God. Yet let the truth be

the light of beings uncontaminated and told, tho’ it be to unwilling ears. In the PECULATIONS on civil gov. pure ; or if this venerable body be stain. august presence of truth, theie mental

ed with a little adventitious corruption, he visions are diffipated like mifts before the ernment often prove fallacious from the circumstance of their being foundled on

confidently believes it would eventually fun. Upon Herschel, Saturn, Jupiter, or too flattering an opinion of human nature. be purged off, it the people were left to some other of the surrounding planets, Man is regarded as a creature, that loves manage their own concerns in their own there possibly may be a superior order of the light of truth and is obedient to the way.

creatures whose nature and character com. dictates of reason :-every movement of

Rulers, from the beginning of the world port with the flattering description of the his foul (unless clouded with ignorance) to the present day, especially if they have disciples of the new school ; but in vain is in a fuppofed harmony with the social been called by the odious name of kings, | might we search for such an order of crea

tures and general interests ; every cord of his he believes to have been little better than upon

this earth. heart vibrates in unison with the public incarnate devils ; while the people he

There is a' monstrous principle of sell. good. The people labour under no con. ciothes with the attributes of deity.

ishness in human nature, that is the great tamination, but such as has proceeded || Hence, from his own distempered imag

source of all those bitter waters which from bad forms of government and from ination, and in a totally wrong view of

flow over the world. It is this, that poi. vicious rulers. “ Unshackle them, says human nature, he spins out political theo.

sons social happiness and rents in pieces

The the theorist, from systems of monarchy ries, which are ingeniously absurd.

those systems of government, which are and hierarchy ; free them from the absurd wife-headed people, he thinks, can demol

most friendly to the general rights of manprejudices with which they have been ish, build up, alter and regulate forms and

kind. A curious mechanic may make a loaded by villainous politicians and priests, || systems of government, with as much fa

watch, whose movements shall be exactly and they will never fail to judge and to

cility and accuracy as an ingenious mea& correâly. Give them but freedom chanic may take in pieces a watch, fcour regular and uniform ; because he adjust's

each part to its proper place, and each and the means of political knowledge, and, its wheels, renew its springs, correct its

part keeps the place assigned it: but if the with undeviating steps, would they tread | regulator, and put it together again with.

several parts of the watch, by fome magic the path of wisdom. The public good out misplacing a single pin.

power, were seemingly endowed with a would be their pole-ftar. The divinity Godwin's Political Justice and the wri. locomotive faculty and with the discordant would stir within them ;– from a state of tings of the French philosophists are principle of felfishness, insomuch that the "perfectability,” they would soon mount fraught with visionary ideas such as have pins should thrust themselves into the place up to the proud pinnacle of perfection it now been mentioned. They have circu of the regulator, and the wheels into that felt : all their deeds would wear the ami. lated extensively ; they have been read of the main spring, it is easy to see that the able marks of justice and humanity, and with avidity; and millions have drunk

machine would be thrown into disorder

and confusion. Thus, comparing small

Thus, comparing small litor of this paper to attempt to give a com. any sum within my power to lend, should things with great, a system of free govern. plexion, when the facts speak to loudly and have risked his reputation, and attempted ment the best that human wisdom could so eloquently tor :hemselves. By this re to requite my friendship, by repaying the deyise ; nay, one that should proceed from mark we do not mean to forestall publico paltry fum of fifty pounds and intercht

, the immediate dictates of divine inspira- | pinion as to those editors or writers who with something lels than one fourth of the tion, would be liable to be quickly arreft may follow a different track. The first du. real legal intereft then due thereon ; which ed in its operations and rendered futile. ty which we owe to our subscribers is to I thought not worth receiving, and there.

Were human nature purged of its dross publish the exact truth, as far as we can fore, on the return of Mrs. Harvey, re-en. and poffefTed of angelical purity, it would obtain it, upon all subjecis which either clofed to Mr. Jefferson the said paper mobe easy to fence against all invasion of the relate to the public affairs, or to the public ney, together with his bond, in a piece of rights of man ; or rather, no attempts to characters of the times.

blank paper, leaving him to his own re. invade his rights would ever happen : but

Rockingham, March 17, 1803.

flections ; resolving at the same time, not as in all preceding ages, fo in the prelent state of the world, the general predomi.

to expose him until I should be advised of Having seen in the Ricmond Recorder

the result of his deliberations on the sube nance of selfilhness and the dark intrigues, some imperfect statements, unauthorised by

ject ;-Or which I heard nothing until the and the violent and discordant gusts of me, relative to a transaction which tock

28th day of February, 1780, when a Mr. passions which it engenders, lead dire@ly place some years ago, between Thomas Jet.

Leonard Herring, a neighbour of mine from the utmost extreme of liberty down

ferfon, efq. the present chiet magiftrate of who is yet living, informed me he had ta to the gloomy and horrid abyss of del pour thought it proper to set the matter in a fair

the United States, and myself, I have ken from the fath of a window in a public tism.-Craft' easily enlifts ignorance in its

houfe in Staunton, a letter directed to me, party and service ; hypocrisy leads fim point of view by giving a true Itate of the

which he delivered to my hand. On o. plicity in its train. Knavery out-wits hon

facts; which should have been done ere efty. Rapacious ambition, in the fair this, had my health permitted. The facts Upening the supposed letter, I found it to be

part of a half a sheet of paper covering the guise of patriotism ; concealing its poinare as follows, viz.

aforesaid bond. The thin cover however ard under its skirt; smiling, and nodding,

In the month of September, 1773, Mr.

was so worn out at the folds and corners, and cringing, and using " words (mooth Jefferson made application to me for the

chat the bond was to be seen, which was er than oil," --wins the hearts of the mul

loan ot fifty pounds, which he proposed || alto considerably fre:ted, especially at the titude ; and is borne along on the tide of returning in a few months with thanks, &c. which lum I lent him with the greatest | warded, or how it found its way to the fafh,

corners. By whom that paper was for. popularity and faluted with applaufive shouts. Faction is superseded by fa&tion :

cheerfulness, having, at that time, the high-
eft confidence in him as a man of honor, discovered it, I have never yet been able io

where my obliging neighbour accidentally demagogues alternately vanquish and are vanquished ; and the people, the sport of honelly, and integrity ; for which he gave

learn : but, from the whole of the circum. villainous intrigues, each one ardently

his bond payable in iwelve months, when pursuing his own little selfiih interests ;I proposed, that if his convenience requir- | be intended never to reach my hands.

stances, I was induced to believe it might all dreaming of sovereignty ;-all aspiringed, he might have it a longer time on con,

However, after sundry evasions, and redition that he would punctually pay the to be gods,-Suddenly fall, at last into the Inares which had been prepared for them, interest annuališ: This however, Mr. Jet.is of Albemarle, w whom I was relerred

to and surrender themselves at discretion. terson failed doing; nor did I hear from

as the agent of Mr. Jefferfon, while he These are hard sayings ;" but their him on the subject until I received his let.

was in France, I received payment of the truth is sanctioned by the solemn teitimo. ter inclosing the principal and interest in

principal and interest. ny of history and experience.

paper money, which, when it came to my
hand, was not worth more than one fhil.

GABRIEL JONES.
ling in the pound. The following is a cor.
rect
copy

of the letter alluded to. Seleđed.

FROM THE EVENING POST. Monticello, April 29, 1779. " Dear Sir,

MATTHEW LYON.
“ By Mrs. Harvey I inclose to you the
FROM THE VIRGINIA GAZETIE.

principal and interest of the money you
were lo kind as to lend me some years a-

IT may be recollected, that in one of our
AUTHENTIC.

go. It furnishes me also with an occasion last papers, we gave an extract from the of acknowledging, with ibis, the many oth. Walhington Federalist, headed Gallatin

and Mathew Lyon. From this article is Mr. Jefferson's Paper Money tender to

er obligations under which you have laid M. G. Jones, of Rockingham County.

me, of which I shall always be proud to appeared that this imported bear in human shew a due sense, whenever opportunities Chape, has been appointed agent of the Uni. shall offer.

ted S:ates for furnishing supplies to the arTHE following statement of facts, rela

“ I am, dear fir, with much efteem, your

my, to the exclusion of men of chara&er ting to this transaction, are inade to the Ed. friend and servant.

and respectability. And it further appear. itoi of this paper in a way which has obtained his entire confidence.

ed that ihe imported Secretary of the Treas. It is a trans. (Signed) “ Th: JEFFERSON.”

ury had honored his draught in an uncom. action concerning which much bas been I confess that on veiwing the decep mon degree, by paying it about five months written--much has been published-much tious aspect of the foregoing letter and its before it became due, while the bill of Mr. has been said. Those who have in any enclosure, I felt great surprise and disap- Steele, late Secretary for the Millisippi way interested themselves, will be pleased pointinent, that a person who food co Territory, an American and a federa.id

, to see it reduced to precision. To a com high in the public estimation as to be, at was, under the most trilling pretences, dilmunity of lo much intelligence, which con that time, the governor of Virginia, and honored and exposed to a protest ; nay, tains lo many individuals of great endow who had shared so much of my private con that more than fourteen months had now ments, there can be no necessity tor the ed | fidence, that he might bave commanded elapsed since the money became due, and

Oter.

are

ftill the Genevan contrived to find excu. other fort of man-one who assures us, u.. is neighbor, let the injured citizen appeal to the fes for declining to pay it. Two reasons der his own hand, ibat " of the various ex. laws of his country for redress. Let him prosecule have already been given why Lyon fhould ecutive duties, no one excites more anx. the ofender-and let him recover such durnages, as meet with this extraordinary favor and pre ious co!cern than that of placing the in a jury shull pronounce adequate to the injury sus. ference in the light of Monsieur Gallatin ; terest of our fellow citizens in the hands of rained. In this case, the printer has an opportuniwe shall finish this article by furnishing a honest men, with understanding sufficient ty to give the truth of his charge in evidence ; and third, as contained in the following ex for their station, and that “time is taken, if he fails in doing it, he is punished by fire alone tract. and information fought, to seek out the best Dut how different is the case of an indiciment. The

printer is arraigned as a public offender. He is not "HEADQUARTERS, Oct. 16, 1776--Ticonderoga. I through the Union.” Certainly it must PAROLE, FALMOUTY. be admitted, that our President is singular- permitted to prove the truth of his charges. And if

he is convicted, he is fine!, imprisoned, and bourd " At a General Court Martial of the lv hapsy in making such discoveries who

If the Bee has a single particle of honesty, "The beit inen through the Union." Line, oi which Brigadier General St. Clair

it will in future make a proper distinction between was Presiden:

the cases. Capt. Jonathan Fasset, Capt. John Fallet, Lieut. Rufus Perry, Lieut. Jonathan Wright, and Lieut. Mathew LYON,

Balance Closet.

A Jeffersonian philosopher, who writes in the were tried for deserving their posts on On

New York Commercial Advertiser, has set up a very hardsome defence of cowardice. He says

« it is a ion River, without their being attacked or forced by the enemy, and wiihout orders. The following curious paragraph appears in the deficiency of mental energy, and frequently the es. " The Court having duly considered the

Newark Centinei of Freedoin, an inferior demo fect of plıysical constitution ;" and then, af:er menevidence for and again it the prisoners, are cratic print :

tioning a lady who trembled on seeing a broom, and

a man who fell into convulsions at the sight of a of opinion, that Capt. Jonathan Falle!, “ When the shipwrecked and unhappy

cat, he declares that he “ now knows a very great Capt. John Fallıt, Lieut. Jonathan Wright “ mariner is cast forlorn and desolate upand Lieut. MATHEW Lyon, are guilty of

person, whose legs set off at full speed as soon as he on the boisterous billows of the ocean,

sinells gun.pos der." He closes his essay in a niandesertiang their posts without orders, or “ and when in vain he looks around for

rier which must be highly gratifying to our “serene without being attacked, or forced by the some friendly arm to wrest him from a

President:"Happy will that age be (says he) enemy, and ihey are allo, with Lieut. Ru.

watery tomb-ihen, ah ! then, in ex.

when a man may take to his heels at the sight of an fus Porry, guilty of a breach of the sixth

cruciating agonies he loudly calls upon article of the rules and regulations publith

enemy, and be as honorable as those who stand in " bis God-he struggles for a while, then

front of the battle." ed by the lionorable, th: Continental Con

“ links and dies ! -Need I suggeit the sigress, for the better regulation of the Ar " militude which exists between this filu. my. And do adjudge that Cpt. Jonathan “ uation and the present flate of federal We admire the following sentiment in the dedicaFullet Capt. John Faffet. Lieut. Jonathan ilin ? To a common intellect, reason tion of Jurius to the English nation. Iis truth will Wright, Lieut. Rufus Perry, and Lent. " will demonstrate the likeness.”

be felt and acknowledged by every man who believes MATHEW Lyon, be caihiered, and torleit

Yes, the likeness is indeed excellent ; and noth

that a solemn and written compact affords berter all their pav, to lie appropriated towards ing is wanting to comple:e the similitude, but the

protection to the life and property of the citizen, making good hr danaces fuftained by the inhabitants on Onion River, on account of ship, on board of which “ the shipwrecked and un

than the whims, the freaks, the passions and the happy mariner, l'ederalism,” is about to meet such

prejudices of a jacobin club. Americans boast of their unfoldierlike behavior; and that they i be all, and each of them, declared incapable

an horrible fate. This ship is the Constitution. I enjoying more real liberty than any nation in the ever hereafier holding any military com. She “is cast forlorn and desolate upon the boiste

world. Time only can shew, whether they have rous billows of the ocean"-upon Mr. Jefferson's

virtue and independence enough to protect their mand or employment in the States of A. merica. “ tempestuous sea.” Federalism (says this demo

constitution from violation. crat) “ in vain looks around for some friendly arm " And that their names and crimes be

“ Let me exhort and conjure you (says to wrest him from a watery tomb."-" In excrutia. published in the newspapers.”

Junius) never to suffer an invasion of ting agonies, he loudly calls upon his God"-Yes,

“ your political conftitution, however mis This now is another of the war-worn fol. for Federalism has not yet become suficiently versed

nute the instance may appear, to pass by, diers of the American revolution. Wc in modern philosophy, to give up his dependence

“ without a determined, perlevering refancy the democratic editors will be a litle upon God. But, afzer “struggling for a while," is

“ Iftance, One precedent creates anothtender in future how they touch on the the Constitution to " sink," and federalism to

“ er.They soon accumulate and conrevolutionary services of " spitting Ma. “ die ?"-So says this democrat. But we trust

“ ftitute taw. What yesterday was tact, thew Lyon,” or “ poor Luther Baldwin.” The goodly ship, we confess, has been dread

“ to-day is doctrine. Examples are fupfully shattered. Federalism is alarmed for her safe. We observe that the sentence incapaci. ty. But, relying on the goodness of his cause, he

" posed to justily the most dangerous tates Mathew from holding" any military

“ measures ; and where they do not suit will never despair while a spar or a plank of the command or employment in the States of

" exa&tly, the defect is supplied by analoConstitution remains afloat. America." We will not undertake to say

gy.--Be assured that the laws, which that the employment he now holds, that of

- protect us in our civil rights, grow out “ Agent for furnihing supplies to the ar The Bee is a cunning insect. It complains bit " of the conftitution, and that they must my, " is a military employment ; but we

terly of the numerous prosecutions for slander which “ fall or flourish with it. This is not the will venture to say, it is an employment have recently been instituted against Cheetham ; “ cause of faction or of party, or of any that he never would have received from

and would make these a set off for indictments a. individual ; but the common interest of General Washington. He was a man of gainst federal editors. This is not a mere simple

every man in Britain." honourable lentiments, and would have telt

blunder-it is an intentional misrepresentation ; for the disgrace of having such a créature em.

even Holt knows, that the prosecutions against ployed in the most menial office in his gift. Cheetham were all by private action, and a part of We hope that every MERCURY is not a thief, Bui, aha ! the distribution of honour and them instituted by democrats. Private suits for although we observe in that of Mr. Babcock, a office has now fallen to the lot of quite an.

slander are always justifiable. If a printer slanders production stolen from the Balance.

not.

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