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elect the governor and council, and gen- son, a Pendleton, a New, a Taylor, and mad career of their popular DEMAGOGUES. erally " all the chief officers, executive many others of similar stamp, all of whom We entreat them to condider seriously, and judiciary” is confined to a “roll of are profound admirers of the present || whether they are prepared to adopt in pracfreeholders ;" which“ frecholders," les gestion of affairs.”—These are the men tice the principles which are oflenia:iously it be remembered, confist of a landed AR who curled that article in the Treaty of promulgated, with the unworthy, the mean ISTOCRACY, who are the owners and por. Peace, which required the payment of || design of purchasing a short-lived popular. feffors of three hundred and forty- bona fide debts contracted before the Á. ity, at the expence of every thing dear to five thousand puves. So that by this lin. merican war ; these are the "crue repub America ? We assure shem, in the spirit gle operation, as we are told by Mr. licans” who are maintained by the toil and of sincerity, that the Eastern States cannot Jefferson himself
, “ a majority of the the groans of Naves ; they, whose poli be taught to believe in one fyftem and to men in the state, who fight and pay for tics are regulated by the price of tobacco, ll practize another; and they may with cerits support, are unrepresented in the Le and who, from the sheer love of liberty tainty rely upon it, that the bitterest enegiflature." Hiving disfranchised (to bor. and equality, " in the purest of all posli. mies of the Virginians cannot imprecate row an expression from Greene) a major ble hearts” are inviting the President and
a greater curse on their heads, than that ity of the people including all who are not Congress to institute an immediate enqui. they may be filled with their own devi. owners of lands, and consequently of NE ry into the matter, "" whether Connecti. ces." GROES (the description of persons being cut is now in truth and fact, under a re.
As for Greene, he perhaps may attempt substantially the fame) it would really publican form of government ?” They
“administer” some new quack rem. frem no
more than reasonable, that the who proclaim with all ihe concern imagplanters fh uld “ participate equally in inable, that, “ the constitution does not
edy” for the “ malady” but we are much
mistaķen if he ever again ventures to repolitical rights." No, no ; a Warwick seem to have any regular or formal exinan, considered as to his “ political istence, more than that of England,” while
peat his hypothesis that a “ form of gove
ernment by which 19.000 freemen govern rights,” is estimated at just seventeen times they at the same time, extol in rapturas much as a man of Loudon ; and nine ous terms the genuine republican insti.
31,000 is manifestly and certainly not re
publican.” Yet, unless we are egregiousteen thousand men living in one part of tations of Virginia --Virginia, where as the state give law to upwards of thirty Mr. Jefferson expressiy admits, " the Con
ly deceived in the man, he will not blush thousand living in another part ; and Bitution itself is alterable by the ordinary impudent falfhoods—the feeble vibrations
even at this detection in broad day of his appoint all their chief officers, executive Lygislature" -a Legislature elected by a and judiciary!!! minority of the freeholders, and in which
of his cowardly heart may give circulathe influence of the above named patriots,
tion to the cold venom of malice, yet The inequality thus described by Mr. has constantly prevailed—where the House
they will never excite that sort of sensibilJefferson in his Notes on Virginia, we
ity which is sometimes experienced by of Delegates, according to the same aucan allure the reader, has been continual.
"the man who without firmness enough chority, may make, and indeed have acly increasing ; the Warwick men ftill retually made a small minority a quorum,
to avoid a dishonourable action has feeling tain their full number of votes in the leand thus have adopted a precedent which
enough to be ashamed of it,*" but we gu illature, while the relative numbers of authorizes them to fix their house at any
inay look for him among those wretches their “fighting men" have been continunumber they please, till their legislature
who have arrived at that state of “ aban. ally diminishing. Wien Mr. Jefferlon loses its fundamental character of being a
doned profligacy" which renders them inwrites more “ Notes on Virginia,” he will representative body," and to complete the
sensible to reproach and incapable of combe compelled to acknowledge that “ bematter, where " there is no legal obstacle
punction. low the falls of the river” the blacks into the affumption by the Aflembly of all
* Junius. crease in a ratio of two to one, compared with the whites ; and this indisputable liciars," all which may come to the
the powers, legislative, executive and jufact may, if he pleases, be cited as a per: (nalle
rag of delegation.” Such accortinent illustration of the position aitomed i ding to Mr. Jefferson's own words are the
Balance Closet. by Publius, “ that the principle of invest. ing wealth with immediate plitical pow.
genuine republican institutions, to which
we are conflantly referred as a model of er, has covered the earth with lives.”
perfection. In Virginia it is that Greene Something, which calls itself a “ Traveller," has How long the Western diftri&ts will fub.
may find precisely the votes of nineteen furnished Mitchell with two essays for his Barommit to be governed as they are at present, i thousand men prevailing over thirty thou In the last a person is mentioned, who " prin we will not here venture to express a l Jand, and not as his distempered imagina 2es at some invisible object in the distant sky conjecture : they have, we know, at tion has chosen to tancy, in Connecticut. It may be safely concluded that this writer has tempted more than once to "correct the
We haften to close these remarks, by
much improved by travelling procedure,” but hitherto without suc- | observing, that all e!forts to disturb the excefs.
ifting state of society in our country, are Mitchell has coined a new word, "editorets," Mr. Jefferson has said, that." from the pregnant with frightful and incálcula
and says he means little editors. What a fine thing difference of situation and circumftan bie mischief. We can command no
it is to have larning ! ces” of the men living below the falls of language which would express with fuffi. the river, “ their interests will often be cient force our detestarion and abhorrence very different" from those of the men in of the l’gitious attempts which are now ma. Mitchell's style. A poetic correspondenthabiting the other parts of Virginia. This king by the party in power to revolution
has written several poetic effusions--which might do is certainly true, and has been lamentably ize New England. Should they prove honor to the first poets,”' &c. telt by repeated experience in the Unitet fuccessful, we have no hesitation in saying, Stales at large. The country below the lat amidst the violent conflicts of faction, falls is the seat of Virginian anti-feder be liberties of our country will be sacrialism and democracy.
A new paper, entitied the Eastern Repository," This is the tract fiind forear. To he people of the has recenily been issued by Messrs. Babson & Rust, of country which has produced a Giles, a Shivern Sites theni'alves we turn, and at Wiscasset, (Maine.) Its appearance is respecta Claiborne, a Randolph, a Clopton, a Daw- limplore them to interpose and arrest the Il ble and its politics sound.
ty's subjeéts during the war, have been en. dence, might at least have allayed their forced with increased frictness and sever: jealousies. If the French Government !ty ; violence has been offered in several had really appeared to be actuated by a instances to their vessels and their proper due attention to such a system ; it their ty: and, in no case, has justice beer af. dispositions had proved to be essentially
forded to those who may have been ag. pacific, allowances would have been made Be it our weekly task,
grieved in consequence of such as, nor for the stuation in which a new Govern. To note the passing tidings of the times.
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the repeated representations made by his extensive a convulqon as that which has [We shall make no apology for occupying a large ! Majesty's ministers or Ambassadors ai Pa. been produced by the French revolution. share of this week's Balance with the important
ris. Under such circuintances, when But his Majesty has unfortunajely had too paper which follows. We promised, in our last, his Majesty's subjects were not suffered much reason to observe and to lament, that to lay before our readers, the Declaration of his to enjoy the common advantages of peace the syftem of violence, aggression, and ag. Britannic Majesty, containing the reasons which within the French Republic, and the il grandizement, which characterised the have induced the English Government to order countries dependent upon it, the French proceedings of the different Governments the recommencement of hostilities against France.
Government had recourse to the extraor of France during the war, has been conAnd here it is at full length. It ought to be dinary measure of sending over to this tinued with as little disguise since its ter. read, understood, and, as the war progresses, re.
country a number of perfons, for the pro. mination. They haye continued to keep membered.
fessed purpose of residing in the most con a French army in Holland against the will, siderable sea-port towns of Great Britain and in defiance of the remonftrances of
and Ireland, in the character of Commer: the Batavian Government, and in repug. FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE,
cial Agents or Confuls. These persons nance to the letter of three solemn trea. OF MAY 17.
could have no pretensions to be acknowl. ties. They have, in a period of peace,
edged in that character, as the right of being invaded the territory, and violated the inDECLARATION.
so acknowledged, as well as all the priv- ll dependence of the Swiss nation, in def.
ileges attached to fuch a situation, could ance of the treaty of Luneville, which had HIS Majesty's earnest endeavours for only be derived from a Commercial Trea- || Nipulated the independence of their terri the preservation of peace having failed of ty, and as no treaty of that description || tory, and the right of the inhabitants to success, he entertains the fullest confi.
was in existence beiween his Majesty and chuse their own form of government.-dence that he shall receive the same fup- the French Republic.
They have annexed to the dominions of port from his Parliament, and that the
There was consequently too much rea France, Piedmont, Parma, and Placentia, lame zcal and spirit will be manifefted by
son to suppose that the real object of their and the Island of Elba, without allotting his people, which he has experienced on mission was by no means of a commercial any provision to the King of Sardinia, every occasion when the honour of his
nature ; and this fufpicion was confirm. whom they have despoiled of the most Crown has been attacked, or the essential
ed, not only by the circumstance that valuable part of his territory, though they interests of his dominions have been en.
some of them were military men, but by were bound, by a folemn engagement to dangered.
the actual discovery, that several of them the Emperor of Russia, to attend to his During the whole course of the nego. were furnished with inítructions to obtain interests and to provide for his etablish. ciations which led to the Preliminary and the foundings of the harbours, and to pro
It may, indeed, with truth be af. Definitive Treaties of Peace between his cure military surveys of the places where serted, that the period which has elaplei Majesty and the French Republic, it was it was intended they should reside.-His since the conclusion of the definitive trea. his Majesty's sincere desire, not only to put Majelly felt it to be his duty to prevent ty, has been marked with one continued an end to the hostilities which fubfiited their departure to their relpective places il feries of aggreflion, violence, and izlu. between the two countries, but to adopt of defination, and presented to the French
of delination, and presented to the French on the part of the French government. such measures and to concur in such pro. Government the neceflity of withdrawing In the month of October laft, his Ma. pofitions as might most effe&tually contri. them; and it cannct be denied, that the i jefly was induced, in consequence of tle bute to consolidate the general tranquility i circuinitances under which they were sent, earnest solicitation of the Swiss nation, iu of Europe. The same motives by which and the infructions which were given to make an effort, by a representation to the his Majesty was actuated during the nego- them, ongli to be considered as decisive French Government, io avert the evils ciations for peace, have fince invariably of the dispositions and intentions of the which were then impending over the poverned his conduet. As soon as the Government by whom they were employ - country. This representation was couch:
. Treaty of Amiens was concluded, his ed.
ed in the most iemperate terms ; and Majesty's Courts were open to the people The conduct of the French Govern measures were taken by his Majelly for et l'rance for every purpose of legal re ment, with respect to the Commercial In- !! ascertainmg, under the circumltancy dress ; all requestrations were taken off tercourse between the two countries, muft which then existed, the real situation and their property ; all prohibitions on their therefore be considered as ill suited to a wishes of the Swiss Cantons, as well as the trade which had been imposed during the ftate of peace, and their proceedings in sentiments of the Cabinets of Europe
oved, and they were placed the more general political relations, as well His Majesty learned, however, with the in every respect, on the same looving with as in thole which immediately concern his utmost regret, that no disposision to cour. regard to coniierce and intercourse as the Majesty's dominions, appear to have been
Majesty's dominions, appear to have been tera&t these repeated intra&ions of treatis inliabitants of any other State in amicy with altogether inconfiftent with every princil and acts of violence was manifested by any his Majesty, with which there existed no ple of good faith, moderation, and juf of the powers moft immediately interelles, Treaty of Commerce.
tice. His Majesiy had entertained hopes, in preventing them; and his Majelly there . To a fyftem of conduct thus open, lib. in consequence of the repeated affurance, fore felt that, with respect to these oberal, and friendly, the proceedings of the and proleslions of the French Govern. jeets, his fingle efforts could not be es French Government afford the most strik. ment, that they might have been induced l 'pected to produce any considerable ad. ing contraft. The prohibitions which had to adopt a syfiem of policy, which, it it
vantage to those in whose favour they been placed on the commerce of his Majes. I had not inspired other powers with confi- li might be exerted.
war were remo
such aås may have efletted in their relative froin ve promene of alue fignature of the dete 10h article, bound to reftore the in:
är PIREDRIKSTURILE It was about this time that the French the vi&tims of a war which is alledged to ! ed under the guarantee and protection of Government first diftinétly advanced the arise out of the same traty, and are to be Great-Britain, France, Austria, Rufiia, principle, that his Majesty had no right to facrificed in a contest which they not only Spain and Pruília. The Emperor of Gercomplain of the conduct, or tu interfere
have not occafioned, but which they have many had acceded to the guarantee, but with the proceedings of France, on any had no means whatever of preventing. only on condition of a like accession on point which did not forin a part of the lip His Majesty judged it most expedient, the part of the other powers specified in ulations of the treaty of Amiens. That
under the circumstances which then af. the article. The Emperor of Ruflia had treaty was unquestionably founded upon fected Europe, to abstain from a recurrence Telused his acceffion, except on condition the same principie as every other antece. to hoftilities on account of the views of am. that the Maltese Langue should be abrodent treaty or convention, on the affump- l bition and acts of aggression manifested by gated ; and the king of Prussia had given tion of the state of pofTeffion and of engage. France on the continent ; yet an experi no answer whatever to the application ments fubfisting at the time of its conclu.
ence of the character and disposition of the which had been made to him to accede to sion ; and if that state of poffeflion and of French government could not fail to im the arrangement:
But the fundamental engagements is materially affected by the press his Majesty with a sense of the neces. principle, upon the existence of which devoluntary act of any of the parties, fo as to lity of increased vigilance in guarding the pended the execution of the other parts of prejudicc the condition on which the oth
rights and dignity of his crown, and in pro The article, had been defeated by the er party has entered into the contract, the
tecting the interests of his people.
changes which had taken place in the change, fo made, may be considered as op Whilft his majesty was actuated by these Conftitution of the Order since the conerating virtually as a breach of the treaty rentiments he was called upon by the clusion of the treaty of peace. It was to itself, and as giving the party aggrieved a French government to evacuate the Illand the Order of St. John of Jerusalem that right to demand satisfaction or compenfa. l of Malta. His Majesty had manifested, his Majesty was, by the first ftipulation of for any
finitive treaty, an to and of Malta. The Order is defined to situations ; but whatever may be the prin carry into tull effct the ftipulations of the confit of those Langues which were in exciple on which the treaty is to be conlider.
treaty of Amiens relative to that Island. istence at the time of the conclusion of the ed as founded, there is indisputably a gen. As loon as he was intormed that an election treaty : the three French Langues having eral law of nations, which though liable to of a Grand Mafler had taken place, under been abolihed, and a Maltese Langue ad. be limited, or restrained by consentional the auspices of the Emperor of Russia, ded to the institution. The Order con. laws, is antecedent to it, and is that law or
and that it had been agreed by the different Gifted, therefore, at that time of the fol. Tule of conduct to which all Sovereigns & Priories afsembled at St. Petersburg to ac lowing Langues, of Aragon, Caftile, GerStates have been accustomed to appeal, I knowledge the person whom the Court of many, Bavaria, and Ruflia. Since the where conventional law is admitted to have Rome should select out of those who had conclusion of the Definitive Trcaty, the been Gilent.
been named by them to the Grand Master | Langues of Arragon and Cofile have been The treaty of Amiens, and every oshei
of the order of St. John, his Majelly pro separaitd iron the Order by Span), a part treaty, in providing for the objects to posed to the French government, for the o the Italian Largue has been ab. Ded which it is particularly directed, docs not purpose of avoiding any difficulties which by the a!!nexation of Piedmoni and Parma therefore assume or imply an indifference might arise in the execution of the ar. to France. There is firong reason to be.
lieve that it has been in contemplation 19 to all other objects which are not specified rangement, to acknowledge that ckation in its ftipulation, much les does it acjudge
to be valid ; and when, in the month of sequestrate the property of the Beavian them to be of a nature to be left to the will August, the French government applied | Langue, and the intention has been a. and caprice of the violent and powerful.
to his Majesty to permit the Neapolitani vowed of keeping the Ruffian Langues The justice of the calife is alone a sufficient troops to be sent to the illard of Malte, as within the dominions of ile imperor. ground to warrant the interpofition of any
a preliminary measure for preventing any Under these circunftarces, the Order of the powers of Europe in ihe differences unnecellary delay, his Majeily contested,
of St. John cannot now be considered as which may arise between other states, and without hesitation, to this propofui, and
that body to which, according to the flip the application and extent of that juít in. gave dire&ions for the admillion of the
ulations of the treaty, the island was to be terpofition is to be determinel Colely by Neapolitan troops into the island. His
restored ; and the funds indispensably neconfiderations of prudence. Thele prin Majefly had thus shown his ditpofirion not ciples can admit of no difpuie; but like it only to throw no obstacle in ile way of the li ceilary for its fupport, ard for the main
tenance of the independence of the island, new and extraordinary pretenfion advanced execution of the Treaty, but on the cou. have been neariy, if not whoily, fequefier. by the French government, to exclude his trary, to faciliate the execution of it by ev.
ed. Even if this had arisen trum circum. Majesty from any riglit to interfere with ery ineans in his power.
lances which it was not in the power of arespect to the concerns of other powers,
His Majesty cannot, however, admit,
ny of the contracting parties to the treaty unless they made a specific part of ihe lips that at any period since the conclusion of
to coatroul, bis Majesty would neverthé. ulations of the treaty of Amiens, was ihat
the treaty of Amiens, the French govern. iefs bave a righe to deíer the evacuation which it was possible to maintain, those
ment have had a right to call upon him,in of the island tv his forces, until such time powers would have a right, at least, to claim conformity to the stipulations of that trea
as an equivalent arrangement had been the benefit of this principle, in every case ly, to withdraw his forces from the island
concluded for the preservation of the inde. of difference between the two countries. of Malta.
pendence of the order and of the island. The indignation of all Europe must surely
At the time when this demand was But it ihele changes have taken place in then be excited by the declaration of the made by the French government, several
made by the French government, several consequence of any acts of the other parFrench government, that, in the event of of the most important ftipulations of the
ties to the treaty ; if the French governhoitilities, these very powers who were no arrangement respecting Malta remained
nent fall appear to have proceeded up. parties in the treaty of Amiens, and who unexecuted. The election of a Grand
on a system of rendering the order whose were not allowed to derive any advantage | Master had not been carried into effcct.
independence they had stipulated, inca, from the remonstrances of his Majesty in The tenth article had ftipulated that the pable of maintaining that independence, their behalt, are nevertheless to be made independence of the island should be plac his Majesty's right to continue in the oc
cupation of the island, under such cir- land of the Ionian Ilands, and consequent. Il presence of the Minifters of most of the cumstances, will bardly be contested. It | ly he would not have been justified in evac- || sovereigns and states of Europe, furnishes is indisputable that the revenues of the two nating the Island of Malta ; without receiv- || another instance of provocation on the part Spanish Langues have been withdrawn from ing some other security, which might e ot the French government, which it the Order by his Catholic Majefty ; a part qually provide for these important objeéts. I would be improper not to notice on the of the Italian Langue has in fact been a. His Majesty accordingly feels that he has present occalion, and the subsequent er. bolilhed by France, through the anjuft an an incontestible claim, in consequence of planation of this transaction may be coolid. nexation of Piedmont and Parma, and Pla. the conduct of France since the treaty of ered as having the effect of aggravating, incentia, to the French territory. The e. peace, and with reference to the objects itead of palliating the affront. lector of Bavaria has been instigated by the which made part of the stipulations of that French government to sequestrate the pro- i treaty, to refuse, under the present circum-demanding fatisfaction and explanation on
At the very time when his Majesty was perty of the Order within his territories ; \ stances, to relinquish the possession of the some of the points above-mentioned, the and it is certain that they have not only and of Malta.
French minister at Hamburgh endeav. fanétioned but encouraged the idea of the Yet not withstanding this right so clear oured to obtain the intertion in a HamPropriety of separating the Russian Langues and so unquestionable, the alternative pre- || burgh paper of a moft gross and opprofrom the remainder of the order.
sented by the French government to his brious libel against his Majesty, and when As the conduct of the governments of Majesty, in language the most perempto. | difficulties were made re peeting the inferFrance and Spain have, therefore, in somery and menacing, was the Evacuation of Lion of it, he availed himself of his official inftances directly and in others indirectly, || Malta, or the Renewal of War.
character of Minister of the French repub. contributed to the changes which have ta It the views of ambition and aggandize.lic to require the publication of it by order ken place in the Order, and thus destroyed ment which have thus been manifested by this government in the Gazette of the its means of supporting its independence, the French government since the conclu. Senate of that town. Wiihthis requisition it is to those governments, and not to his sion of the treaty of peace, have in so very lo made, the Senate of Hamburgh were in. Majesty, that the non-execution of the particular a manner attracted the attention tenth article of the treaty of Amiens muft of his Majesty, it has been equally impor. I pendence of that town been violated, and a
duced to comply ; and thus has the inde. be ascribed.
sible for him not to feel, and not to notice, free state made the instrument, by menace Such would be the just conclusion if the the repeated indignities which have been of the French government, of propagating tenih article of that treaty were considered
offered by the government to his crown, I thoughout Europe, upon their authority, as an arrangement by itself. It must be and to his people.
the most offensive and unfounded caint. observed, however, that this article forms The report of Col. Sebastiani contains || nies against his Majesty and his govern. a part only of a treaty of peace, the whole the most unwarrantable insinuations, and of which is connected together, and the charges against his Majesty's government, His Majesty might add to this list of in. ftipulations of which must, upon a princi- against the officer who commanded his for dignities, the requisition which the French ple common to all treaties, be confinid ces in Egypt, and against the British army goverament have repeatedly urged, that as having a reference to each other.
in that quarter. This paper cannot be the laws and constiention of his country His Majesty was induced by the treaty
considered as the publication of a private | Thould be changed relative to the liberty of of peace to consent to abandon and to rel. individual; it has been avowed, and in the press. His Majefly might likewise ad! tore to the Order of St. John the Illand of
deed bears evidence upon the face of it, I che calls which the French government Milta, on condition of its independence that it is the official report of an accredit. have on several occasions made upon him and neutrality. But a further condition ed agent, publihed by the authority of the to violare the laws of hospitality with res. which must necessarily be supposed to have government to which it was addressed, who | pect to persons who had found an asylum had considerable influence with his majel- thereby have given it their express sauc. within his dominions, and again whole ty in inducing him to make so important a tion.
conduet no charges whatever has at any conceffion was the acquiescence of the This report had been published a very
lime been fubitantiated. It is impoffible French government in an arrangement for thort time, when another indignity was of. to refleet on these different proceedings, and the security of the Levant, by the eighth || tered to this country in the cominunication
the course which the French government' and ninth articles in the treaty, stipulating of the First Conful of France to the legisla. have thought proper to adopt relpecting the integrity of the Turkish Empire, and tive body. In this communication he pre
them without the iborough conviction that
but the Independence of the Ionian Wands. fumes to affirm, in character of Chief ma they are not the effect of accident ; His Majestey has however, fince learnt, I giftrate of that country, that G. Britain that they form a part of a system which has that the French government have entertain. cannot singly contend against the powers been adopted for the purpose of degrading, ed views hostile to both these objects; and of France; an assertion as unfounded as it vilifying, and infulting bis Majelly and that they have even fuggested the idea of is indecent, disproved by the events of ma his government. partition of the Turkiih Empire. These ny wars, and by none more than by those Under all these insults and provocation views mus be now maniteit to all the of the war which has been recently conclu his Majesty, not without a due sense of his world, froin the official publication of the ded. Such an affertion, advanced in a dignity, has proceeded with every degree report of Col. Sebaftiani ; from the con most folemn official act of a government, of moderation to obtain satisfaErion and reduct of that officer, and of the other French and thereby meant to be avowed to all the dress, while he has neglected no means, agents in Egypt, Syria, and Ionian Ilands,
powers of Europe, can be considered in no consistent with his honor and the safety of and from diltinet adıniffion of the First other light than as a defiance publicly of his dominions, to induce the government Conful himself, in his communication with fered to his Majesty, and so a brave and of France to concede io him, what is in his Lord Whitworth. His Majesty was there powerful people, who are both willing and I judgment, abfolutely necessary for the firfore warranted in considering it to be the able to defend his just rights, and thole of
ture tranquility of Europe.' His efforts determination of the French government their country, against every insult and ag- in this relpect have proved abortive. He to violate those articles of the treaty of greffion.
has therefore judged it recessary to order peace, which stipulated for the integrity The conduet of the first Conful to his his ambaíla lorto leave Paris. and independeace of the Turkih Empire, Majesty's ambassador, at his audience, in In having recourse so this proceeding, it
has been his, object to put an end to the that prevailed at the board. When the || disposing of the residue. While at this fruitless discussions which have too long " President of the Uaited States," was last place, he sold some flour and butter subGfted between the two governments, and given, no person rose from his seat—no to a Mr. Reap, a clerk of Mr. Nicholson, to close a period of suspense peculiarly in-applauding hand was railed—not a whis a merchant at Nevis. The articles being jurious to the subjeĉts of his Majesty. per of approbation was heard. But when
But when landed, a dispute arose between Reap and But though the provocations which his * The late President," was toasted, the capt. H. respecting the payment for them. Majesty has received might entitle him to company rose, to a man, and gave three Words ensuing capt. Hilldrup directed larger claims than thole which he has ad. hearty cheers. The following toasts were his men to remove ihe articles, and carry vanced, yet anxious to prevent calamities received with great applause :
them on board the schooner. Reap then which might thus be extended to every American Farmers—May neither drew a pistol and swore he would lhoot the part of Europe, he is still willing, as far as drought, dull times, nor insects, destroy
man who should attempt to remove them, is consistent with his own honor, and the their hopes.
and actually snapped at one of the hands. interests of his people, to afford every facility to any just and honorable arrangement, | plements of their trade, grow bright with
American Mechanics-May the im
The mate of the schooner being present,
made an attempt to remove the property, by which such evils may be averted. He has, therefore, no difficulty in declaring to brighten with their tools. constant use, and may their prospects when Reap poitned his pistol at him as it
to fire upon him. Capt. Hilldrup infant. all Europe, that notwithslanding all the
ly attempted to seize the pistol from Reap's
American Merchantschanges which have taken plac fince the
-Success to ireaty of peace, notwithlanding the exten.
hand, and a struggle ensued, in which the their undertakings.
contents of the pistol were lodged in Capt. fion of the power of France, in repug.
Commerce and Navigation with a Hilldrup's breast. He furvived the wound nance to the treaty, and to the spirit of Navy large enough to protect them. about three minutes. Lord Lavington has peace itself, his Majesty will not avail him
The Prefs- Free but not licentious.
-Free but not licentious. ifTued a special commission for a Court of ielf of thele circumstances, to demand in The American Fair-May they nev.
Oyer and Terminer, and a day is fixed compensation all that he is entiiled to reer become the mothers of bad citizens.
for the trial of the oflender, who is now quire, but will be ready to concur, even
confined in irons, and will it is hoped now, in the arrangement by which satisfac
meet with his deserts-Capt. Hilldrup was
FOREIGN SKETCHES. tion shall be given to him, for the indigni.
an active and enterprising young man, and ties which have been offered to his crown and to his people, and substantial security
Lord Nelson is appointed to the com
has left many friends to bewail his. unafforded against further encroachments on
mand of the Mediterranean fleet. Lord timely fate. the part of France.
KEITH is commissioned as commander in His Majesty has thus diftin&tly and un. chiet of the squadron in the North Sea.
A letter from a gentleman in Bordeaux,
received at Charleston, dated in May, says; reservedly stated the reasons of those proAdmiral SAUMAREZ has been appointed
I should not be at all surprised to see ceedings, to which he has found himselt commander of the ships ftationed off
bad times in France. They are now takcompelled to resort. He is actuated by 110
Guernsey and Jerley, to watch the motions disposition to interfere in the internal con.
of the French, and intercept their ships in ing up all the young men under 28 years cerns of any other state ; by no prospects that quarter.
of age for the army, which has occafioned
a revolt, as I learn yesterday, within a of conquest and agrandizement ; but fole
On the 16: May, Admiral Cornwallis,
few miles of Bordeaux ; a party of milily by a sense of what is due to the honor of with 10 thips of the line, 3 trigates and a
tary by the name of Gens Daimes, emhis crown, and the interests of his people, cutter, sailed from Torbay on a cruise.
ployed by the government to take fuch and by an anxious desire to obftruet i he fur.
youths, for each of which they receive a ther progress of a system, which if not re
An erroneous opinion has gone abroad, || Louis D'Or, these young men fired upon fifted, may prove fatal to every part of the that in part purchale of Louisiana, we are
them, at a place called Byle, on which there civilized world. to pay our merchants for French spoliations
was blood shed-the same thing has hapcommitted during the last war--not fo; pened at Paris,”
the claims for these spoliations have been Hudson, July 12, 1803; formally relinquished by treaty. The claims now provided for, are understood to
CORRECTION. The anniversary of our independence French from our citizens of provisions and
be those arising from purchases made by the was celebrated in this city on the 4th iuft.
An error of some consequence occured in the but not with as much formality' as has! Supplies for their fleets and armies in the
communication of “ Puer,” relating to a remark. been usual. The citizens dined in detach.
Well-Indies ; indemnification for French ed mixed companies.
able instance of petrifaction, in the county of SchoMr. Attorney
bills drawn on Hamburgh and protested, harie, which was published in the 26th Number of
&c. &c. in short for all contracts made be. General Spencer read the Declaration of
the Balance. The word “ brimstone' was insert. Independence at the Presbyterian Meet tween authorised agents of France and A.
ed instead of Limestone, in the 27th line of the merican citizens. ing-house, and Mr. Daniel Rodman, onc
communication. Such printers as have copied the of his clerks, delivered an Oration. On
piece, will oblige us by noting the error. this production we shall make no com
HARTFORD, JUNE 22. ments, as, we are informed, it was pre By letters received in town we have repared at short notice.
ceived intelligence of the murder of capt. To Correspondents. A large and respectable company
of William Hilldrup of this place, Capt. Mechanics, of both political sects, partook Hilldrup failed from this in March left in of an ertertainment at Mr. Stocking's Inn. the sch'r Catharine, the property of Medrs. " WASHINGTON," is under consideration. The toasts prepared for the occasion, were
Williams and Lawrence bound on a voy The proceedirgs on the Anniversary of our Incalculated to give no offence to either par age to the West Indies. He arrived at
dependence, at Livingston Ville, in this state, and ty ; but the manner in which they were Antigua and fold part of his cargo, and at Lee, in Massachusetts, are necessarily postponed received, fufficiently evinced the spirit thence proceeded to Nevis, where he was until our next.