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ture will gain by the sale of her wines, own that France, must have very strong 1: be depended on, except the odd suin a. her brandies and her oils. Those advan. motives and very powerful, to induce her bove ij millions, in which I am not cer. tagas added to the relative situation of

to abandon these advantages, and change a | tain whether my memory serves me. France and the United States, which re. natural ally, from a warm friend into a Yours refpe&fully, moves every suspicion of rivalry between | suspicious and jealous neighbour, and perthem both by fea and land, have exhibited | haps liereafter into a declared enemy.

J. D. WESCOTT." France as the natural ally of the United

(TO BE CONCLUDED.] States to the eye of those who have consid.

By an arrival at New York, in 16 days ered, in the extent of her power, a new

from Antigua, advice is received, that To. pledge of the security of their coinmerce

bago was taken by the British force.---That and their future tranquility. They have

ai expedition had sailed from Antigua, done homage to the wisdom of those

consisting of 5 fail of the line and 7000 ftatesmen, who at the conclusion of an

troops, againt Martinique, and that four adventageous war have tho't that France

74's with the Diamond Emerald and Ve. would gain morc by securing the folid Be it our weekly task,

nus frigates, had cut out of Port Royal friendship of the United States, than by To note the passing tidings of the times. and St. Pierre's, (Mar.) 32 fail of French acquiring a territory which would be for

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vefleis, of different discriptions. The them an object of jealousy, and might a.

brig Busy had sent three prizes into Antigain force them under the domation of a

Hudschi, July 26, 1803. gua, one of them which was very valua. people whose yoke they had just aflisted

ble, from the coast of Guinea, having on them to shake off.

By the President of the U. S. of America. board 373 Naves, 130 boxes of gold dust, I am not ignorant how delicate it is to

A PROCLAMATION.

and 135 Elephant's teeth. A squadron foretell political mistortunes which might

WHEREAS great and weighty matters

consisting of 7 sail of the line and 4 traní. result to France and the United States claiming the confideration of the Congress docs from Europe, which captured 4

ports, with troops, had arrived at Barba. From the pollellion of Louisiana and the of the United States, form an extraordin- French vefsels on the passage. Floridas by the former. I mut either conceal that which truth wcald hare me fay; || these presents appoint Monday the 17th

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ary occasion for convening them : I do by or, on the other hand, frighien certain day of O&tober next for their meeting at

At the celebration of the 4th of July át querulous minds, who may fancy they lee the City of Washington, hereby requiring lihe name of William T. Hall, was killed

Rutland, (Vermont) a young gentleman by a threat in my frankness. Nevertheless,

their respective Senators and Representa. || hy the bursting of a cannon. a citizen of one of the two nations, and rives, then and there to assemble in Con.

“ His head strongly attached to each, I hope that those

gress,
in order to receive such commu-

was blown from his body, scattered and dif. to whom this memorial may be delivered, nications as may then be made to them, persed in a thousand pieces, and the frag: will be able to set a just value on the mo. and to consult and determine on such

ments found in every direction ; a lileleis tives of my conduct, and will see in it, measures as, in their wisdom may be

trunk was all that was to be seen of this ennothing but my exertion to remove every

deemed meet for the welfare of the Unit- I terprizing young man."-Another person, fubject of difpute between two people ed States.

Mr. George Down, was dangeroutly formed to assist one another; and although

In testimony whereof, I have caused

wounded, but hopes are entertained of his I am too well acquainted withinere sources

the leal of the United States to be recovery. Several other persons were alof my own country to dread the power of

hereunto aflixel, and signed the same

(u wounded, but not dangeroulli. any European nations, it will easily be with my hand.

[.tibany Centinel.] seen that I ain incapable of conceiving the ridiculous idea of threatening a govern

Done at the City of Washington,

the sixteenth day of July, in the Exiracl of a letter from New.Orleans, ment which has seen all Europe bend the knee before its power.

year of our Lord, one thousand

dated 11th jine, 1803. (... S.) eight lundred and three; and in “ Two days ago, capt. Collins arrived I have observed that France and the U.

the twenty-eighth year of the here with Gen. Bowles, who has been denited States, are in a respective situation, so

Independence of the United livered up to the Spaniards, by the Indians fortunate as to have no point of collision.

States.

in the American interelt, at the instigation They may aslift, withoui being iempted to

(Signer) Tu: JEFFERSON. of our agent here', Col. Hawkins. He is hurt one another in any inanncr. This

By the President,

in the fort St. Charles, ironed, and will commerce is uleful to both nations ; this union of sentiments and interests relts up.

(Signed) James Maddison, Sec'ry. (so says report) be sent to Havanna in a day

or two. He threatens vengeance against on principles which ought to form the

From the Alexandria Expositor.

the Americans, it over he gets bis liberty amaritime code, and deliver the universe from the tyranny founded by Great Brit

Wasvington City, July 15. ain, which she maintains and which never will be combated with success, until the The treaty concluded with France Other powers, by uniting, will abridge by Mr. Monroe, was received last eveher means, by transferring to nations more ning by the President. The conditions

The Bnot. moderate a part of her commerce ; and as for which France ceded Louisiana to the their is no nation on the globe whose con. United States are 15 millions, two hun. sumption offers to foreign manufactures dred thousand dollars.-Eleven Millions resources as vast as those offered by the U. are to be paid in new stock, to be issued by nited States, if we consider with what ra. the United States, bearing 6 per cent. in. pidity this consumption increases, the teres--the balance to be applied to the

MARRIED, Imeans which America has of creating payment of American merchants to whom

On Sunday evening last, by Rey. Mr. Judd, Mr. a navy when her political fituation foa!! France is indebted.

RICHARD M. Esselstyn, to Miss CHARITY VAN sender it necessary, we shall be obliged to * The accuracy of this statement may Hoesen, both of this city.

gain."

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" I thank you

In this gentle, calm retreat
All the train of graces meet ;
Truth, and innocence, and love,
From this temple ne'er remove.
Sacred virtue's worthiest shrine,
Art thou here, and art thou mine?
Wonder, gratitude and joy,
Blest vicissitude ! employ
Every moment, every thought :
Crowds of cares are long forgot.

ing him brushes, said, “ If these will an. swer your purpole, your honour is wel. come to them, for they are so much worn as to be of no use to me." for your kind offer, replied Mr. Sewell; I will purchase the brushes, if you please

, but I cannot receive them gratis ; when I first accepted the office of Judge, it was a fixed principle in my mind, never to re. ceive a gift, nor to place myself in any circumstances which might have even a possible tendency to warp my judgment."

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FOR THE BALANCE.

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AT a town meeting in this country, a man named Shote was appointed hog constable, that is, an overseer of Swine : and a punning neighbour attempted to make merriment on the occasion by the follow. ing couplet.

The wisdom of our town now stands confest ;One Sbote is chose to govern all the rest.

Let the wretched love to roam, Joy and I can live at home.

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Open, open, balmy breast, Into raptures waken rest.

THE RIGHTS OF MAN.

When surrounded oft' by danger

When the thundering cennon roarWill not some more happy stranger

Gain what I had won before ? No-my Laura still will bless me,

Though misfortune marks may way : Then let grief no niore distress mea

Hope, I feel thy cheering ray.

soves

Diverűity.

A DASHING highwayman being at the place of execution, in company with a chimney-sweeper, and anxious, whatever spots there might be on his reputation, to preferve his leather breeches unsullied, de. sired his companion to stand at a greater distance - Why, (replied Sweep) hav’nt I as much right to be here as you have ?"

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A GALLANT DUTCHMAN.

Yes'tis honour nov invites me ;

Honour's call I must obey ; Yet 'ris love alone delights mémom

Love alone can joy convey. To this blissful predeliction

Every wish I here resign ; Still, though absent, my affection

Is forever--ever thine.

TERMS OF THE BALANCE.

IN the year 1666, De Ruyter, a most celebrated' Dutch Admiral, having been worsted in an engagement with the British navy and obliged to retreat, was heard tre. quently to exclaim with the utmost indignation, My God! what a wretch am I? Among so many thousand bullets, is there not one to put an end to my miserable life?"

The next year, De Ruyter took ample revenge.—He failed up the river Thames with a Dutch fleet, burnt several British ships, and threw the city of London into the utmost confternation.

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How my LAURA's charms inspire me !

Now to grief I bid adieu : Hush ! 'tis needless to desire me

Oft to speak and think of you Long I've felt the soft impression

On this fond and faithful heart ; But from you the dear confession E'en to death can life impart.

JULIENNE. Kingston, Ulster County.

To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and fifty certs, 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 Dollars, 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 Advertiser which accoin. panies the Balance.

Complete fiies cf the first volume, which bave been reserved in good order for binding, are for sale -Price of the volume, bound, Two Dollars and ff. ty cents-unbound, Two Dollars. The whole mas be sent, stitched or in bundles, to any post-office in the stare, for 52 cents postage ; or to any post-office in the union for 78 cents.

A FRENCHMAN, at St. Eustatia, who had been an eminent merchant, but by misfortunes had lost all his property, be. ing commanded to make out an inventory

all his effects, when that island was ta. ken by Admiral Rodney; he took his pen and wrote the following short, but emphatic account of his condition." No money, no goods, no trade, no credit, no reputation, and only a poor broken heart !"

The following lines of the eminently ingenious and

pious Dr. DODDRIDGE, addressed to his Wife's Bosom,'' are a more forcible plea for marriage, than are a hundred libertine arguments against it.

Edit. Bal.]

A RIGHTEOUS JUDGE.

PUBLISHED BY

Open, open, lovely breast,
Lull ry weary head to rest ;
Soft and warm, and sweet and fair,
Dalmy antidote of care.
Fragrant source of sure delight,
Downy couch of welcome nighty
Ornament of rising day,
Always constant, always gay!

IN this country formerly, a Judge of || SAMPSON, CHITIENDEN & GROSWELL, the name of Sewell, a man of unspotted

Warren-Street, Hudson. integrity, stepped into a neighbouring hatter's shop.co purchase a set of second-hand

WHERE PRINTING IN GENERAL IS EXECUTED brushes for his foes. The hatter hand,

WITA ELEGANCE AND ACCURACY,

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Question. IN

Driginal Edars.

A. It was downright trealon against | of julice ; and for this plain reason, bens

the freedom of the press ; it was treafon a. cause they were not of a proveable nature, Hither the products of your closet-labore bring,

gainst the dignity and majesty of the peo Therefore the Sedition Law, inviting · Enrich our columns, and instruct mankind. ple, and against their deareft rights. It proof, when it was well-known that proof was the most tyrannical, the most abom

was no where to be found, did but add FOR THE BALANCL. inable, the most horrible, the most accurs.

insult to injury. ed act, that ever was passed in a free

Q. In what manner did ihe passing the A POLITICAL CATECHISM. country; and such I have always declar

Sedition Law affect the characters of the ed it to be. That execrable law gagged Il former administration ? (CONTINUED FROM OUR LAST.] and throttled every printing press in the

A. The Sedition Law niortally woundland, that was worthy of countenance and

ed the characters of those who passed it. support. N what estimation do you

It was the engine chat pulled them dowa Q. Did the Sedition Law repress the

and plunged them in disgrace. The lehold the literty of the press ?

publication of truth, or deny the privi- | giflature of Virginia made and published Answer. I venerate it as the ark of our lege of giving truth in evidence ?

spirited resolutions against the Sedition political faiery---às the protecting ihield of

A. The Sedition Law permitted the act : those resolutions were circulated 0all our other privileges. The freedom of

truth in evidence; but that circumstance ver the United States. An instantaneous the press has been my favourite toat

was a mere farce, a mockery. It was per alarm was given through the country. the darling theme, that has awakened ail

mitting the aggrieved party to avail them- || Every where was it declared that the press my sensibilities. Witness, ye venerable

selves of impossibilities !-a downright was shackled that a blow had been aimed shades of Fauftus and Franklin, with what

insult upon the undertandings of men ! at the vitals of liberty--that the officers of fervours of zeal have I expatiated on this It was for promoting the best interests of

government were wickedly plotting to hide fubjeét, while listening crowds hung upon

the people, that the wickedness and trea. their own villainy by suppressing free enmy lips ! Witness with what execration

sons of the former administrations had || quiry--that their reign had been "the I loaded the authors of that instrument of

been exposed. Walhington had been de- , reign of terror”--that the people were to tyranny, the Sedition Law !While I

nounced as " the man who had given || be kept in ignorance of the doings of their have a heart to feel, a tongue to speak, || currency to political iniquity, and had le rulers--that while they were thus hood. and a hand to act, I will never desert this galised corruption"-Adams had been cal winked, the yoke of lavery was intended iacred cause. Ye te powers above record

led a hoary headed traitor, and had been to be rivelied on their necks. The hap.. my vow--I solemnly proiest that “ I am

charged with the murder of Jonathan Rob. | pielt effects were produced ; the people ready to Bhed the last drop of my blood in

bins - Jay had been accused of having were electrified ; they were aroused; they defence of the liberty of the press.” been bribed with British Gold-Pickering were ftruck with horror ; they were filled

( Here the respondent is supposed to lay of robbing the public treasury of millions with indignation :--they chased from ofone hand on his breast, and to brandish of dollars-Wolcott of burning the war fice those corrupt men who had passed the other hand in a most violent manner : office, to conceal the knavery of the offi. the Sedition Law, and supplied their plaand in uttering the words, I am ready cers. Thele charges had been circular ces with characters distinguished for their

to shed the last drop of my blood,he is ing throughout the union, and they ought I patriotism.
Supposed to turn a little pale.)
to circulare, without check or hindrance,

Q. Since the reign of error is ended, Q. Was the Sedition Law really an

for the information of the abused people; and the reign of equity and mildness has act of treason against she rights of the peo

but tho' their truth was as clear as a fun cominenced, what is the liberal indulgence bcam, they could not be proved in a court what is now given to the press ?

ple ?

est man.

ones.

A. Besides the ex-oficers of the for- 11 peared and uttered this predi&tion, what The facts are before the public, where they will mer adminiftrations, Mr. Burr the second || indignation would it have excited in the have their due weight. inagistrate in the nation, is also given up | patriotic bosom of our president ?-Who Now, least we should not completely gratify the to the printers, as tree and law'ul plun-among his friends, but would have been Bee, we will proceed with :he production, sentence der; and I have almost burst my fiues with fired with a desire of punithilig the fup-by sentence. Loghing, to see with what art and industry I pored impoftor ? Yet what have we

• The editors of the Balance say that it our imported patriots, Duane and Cheet lately seen ?--Ah ! who dares fully relate ham, have hunted him down, while the

O is false that they preserve two hundred what we have seen ? subalterns all set up their barking and fo!

" copies of their paper weekly." lowed the chale.

ANTI-JACOBIN. Yes, sir-they do so-and they humbly conceive Q. Is not your party indebted to the

that they are better acquainted with their own af. talents and influence of Mr. Burr for its

fairs, than any democrat can possibly be, triumph over the federalifts ?

" Very well, gentlemen- we think you A. This debt is cancelled.--Mr. Burr

Balance Closct.

muit be hardened indeed in tal hood to is excommunicated ; he lies under the

" deny this fact fo boldly, and right in bann of our church; he is an outlaw :

in the face of iruth too.' it has been discovered that he eat and

We had concluded to conumence, in this week's paper, a complete and impartial history of the trial

How charmingly a democrat can talk about being drank with heretics--that he even offered,

" hardened in falsbood." "This fellow would have of the junior editor ; and, although it cannot be deas a toast, this abominable, this treasona. nied that the late unfair publication in the Beo,

the public believe that he know's more of the busible sentiment, “ the union of all honell would furnish a sufficient excuse for doing so ; still,

ness of the Balance-office, than the editors them. men.” That man has fioned beyond the

selves hopes of mercy ;-floods of tears would

a respect which we shall ever owe to the liighest not avail to wash away his crimes : The judicial tribunal of the state, has induced us to post

“ Are you not sensible, McfTrs. Editors, pone the publication, until after the rising of the

so that the boy who packs up your papers bull of the holy Vatican is thundered aSupreme Court, now in session at Albany.

weekly knows this to be a falfhood ?" gainst him ; its anathemas are poured upon his devoted head----and all patriotic

The boy who packs up the paper weekly, knows printers are in duty bound to denonnce

the whole truth. He knows that the Bee has told

We have found by experience, that to detect the him as a traitor, and to compare him to Bee in telling a falshood, has no other eifect than to

falshoods enough about this afair, to choak an hon, Benedi&t Arnold.*

provoke the insect to a repetition of the same fic[TO BE CONCLUDED IN OUR NEXT] tion, or to the fabricarion of a number of fresh

6. What do vou call preserving papers?

This may easily be accounted for. Holt's “ If you put them up in bundles, encloled * Mr. Burt has been actually denounced as a trai.

Bee was settled in Hudson, as other Bees are gener. “ in wrapping paper, secured by twine, tor, and has even been compared to benedict Ar. ally brought to the hive, that is, by the sound of mci.

" and laid away in some safe place, do you nold, in some of the democratic papers.

al. A sum of money was made up by subscrip " not call this preserving them ?"
tion, and the Bee was taken upon lease. Every de Undoubtedly, Mr. Wisdom-particularly if the

mocrat who contributed a dollar to the purchase, place where they are laid, is out of the reach of such FOR THE BALANCE.

claims the right of furnishing his quota of nonsense persons as the writer we are now answering.
or falsloods, or both, to fillits columns. Hence the " That you have now packed away in
most flagrant violations of truth are sent to the Bee

your office bundles containing two bun-
under the head of “ Communications,” or under
R. DENNIS in his fpeech in fictitious signatures, and Helt gives them publicity.

“ dred of your papers, all of one date, we

" know to be true." Congicis, 111 favour of the Sedition Law, Both printer and writer find an excuse for their con.

Stop-not so fast. You know of no such ebirg. produced a letter of Mr. Jefferson, dated

duct, ready furni: lied, in the old fable of the Two Paris, Aug. 28, 1789; wherein Mr. Jet.

And that you now calculate every Tleres in the Birteber's Stall:-Holt swears he does ferfon expressed his with that the follow.

• week to have two hundred papers let, not write the falshoods--The writers swear, they ing article should be added to the federal don't publish them.-0, precious printer ! 0, pre

" after your subscribers, agents, con constitution ; namely: " The people shall

“ponding printers, &r. are fupplied, we cious writers! O, precious, precious, democrats!

16 also know to be as true.'' not be deprived of their right iu speak, tu

Wiien we detected three bump falshoods which write, or otherwise publish any thing but the Bee recer dy publisbed concerning the real num.

As tre! Yes-precisely as irit--for both asset• falla falls, affecting injuriously the lite,

ticns are false. ber of our subscribers, &c. we did not expect that Tiberiy, property or reputation of others.” the insect would eii her retract them, or make any a.

" That your papers might have ta 'ra Now suppose, the moment after this parpolegy for their insertion. We should suspect Toni

" short one or two weeks we prerer.d tivi agraph was penned, that some ivspired leer

" to deny ; but if you say that you do ra: Paine of being a christain, and look for honesty and had Itood before : liat august personage ard fair dealing from the Bee, at precisely the same

“ calculate to preserve that number of pas addrefled him in the following manner :

One is as much impossible as the other.

pers weekly, we believe you allerta 6. Great fir, it is revealed to me that you The person who manufactured the three falshoods,

“ moft Manielui falihood." will be president of the United States ; has, in the last Bee, attempted to support wiem; Well, sir-we do say that we do not calculate 10 and that inder your adminifrution, there and we beg the reader's indulgence, while we pursue preserve two hundred of our papers we will be attended the funeral obsequies of him thr'o his crooked track, and expose his misrepre we care as little about your l'elief as your resentimre. the freedom of the press. To promote sentations. He says It has always been the " Yes reader, one of the eduurs of liat party views and to glut the vengeance of a practice of the editors of the Balance, to declare

paper has been heard to declare that they furious indis dual, truth ihal be de. the contents of the Bee to be false, and, on the con

intended at the end of the year to have nounced as a libel ; and the publication

trary, whatever appears in their paper, to be inva. " (wo hundred files of their paper leít, of truth, when tending to disperage riable truths.” Unfortunately for the Bee, it has " which they calculatrd to bind. We your perion or measures, fhall be inbibit

always happened that such a declaration could be think this is sufficient to convince every ed by awful penalties.

supported by positive and ample proof. A number candid rea'er that she aliention in ile It such a prophet liad, at that time, ap. of instances miglit here be stayed ; but it is needless. " Bee of week betore lell was not falle."

Mr.

Toinent.

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Here, then, the riddle is solved at once. The he thinks it needless to attempt to strengthen his of the company, as far as was in their power, should fact is simply this. At the commencement of the declaration, by other proof, still he is willing to

be so ordered as to give offence to no one ; that men

of both political sects were present, and spent the present year the editors had concluded to reserve 200 take some trouble to convince the public that the

day in perfect harmony – We further say, that papers for binding. These papers were of course Bee is totally regardless of truth, honesty, decency when the coasts were given at the board, by the packed up. But the demand for complete sets has or candor.

President and Vice President for the day, ihey both

rose from their seats, at each toast ; but the comibeen so great, that many of them have since been ta. We copy the whole article from the Bee, to shew

pany did not rise nor cheer, until a number of toaste kep from each week's papers for the purpose of sup the reader with what matchless inipudence, a de.

were drank ; they the began cheering, and accord. plying new subscribers. Indeed we have been obli. mocratic printer can tell falshoods. The assertion ing to the best of our recollection, cheer'd or apged to reprint several numbers. That we new pre

that we publish ri erroneous and false statements plauded every toast that was afterwards given. serve two hundred papers weekly, or that we did without any intention of acknowledging or correct

This part of the conduct of the company weare ve

ry confident was perfecily accidental ; as we know preserve that oumber, when the Bee asserted it, or ing them,” is a base and rascally caluiny. No

of no previous arrangement on that head, nor did that we calculate to have that nur ber on hand at instance of the kind can be mentioned ; whereas we ever hear a word mentioned as to the manner the end of the year, is absolutely false. Of the files the instances in which we have detec!ed the Bee in in which they should be received. which we actually preserve, a great number are al. such conduct, are almost innumerable.

JOHN T. LACY,

LEVERETT CRITTENDEN. ready subscrived for. " With respect to the nurnber of papers

{rron The Bee.]

To shew that this last statement is direct proof of

" I have waited a week to see whether " which they send to printers, post-mal

our account, it is cnly necessary to mention that the Balance editors would correct the false " ters, &c. we were not positive. We

“the president of the U. Sta:es," was given for the might have been a little out of the way;

account in their paper of the 12th inst. of ibiril toast-and "the late president,” was the seca

the reception of certain toalts drank by eith. " however, we believe we were not far.

the mechanics at Mr. Stocking's on the We stated the number sent to poit-mas.

It appears that Buel & Mitcheil are only the osten. " ters, agents, &c. to be about fifty, 14th. But I have waited in vain, for it

seems they still adhere to their old practice sible editors of the “ vulgar, low, niean person," alias “ when the number published in the Bal

Plebeian," of Kingston, but that a certain strong" ance is only forty-five ? so much for of publishing erroneous and false statements * this fallhood.

witout any intention of acknowledging or arm'd General is the real “ squibman" (a word of

correcting their errors. They tay, both Mitchell's coining) of that paper. This valorous The only reply we have to make to this evasive

political sects partook of the entertainment; quill-driver has nearly died of joy at the latc mishap sentence is, that, of our agents, but a very small

* but the manner in which they (the toasts] ll of a poor IVasp.--For shame, General;—your boynanver receive the paper gratis. Thus our several

were received evidenced the spirit that

pre.

ish exultation, may raise a suspicion that even the charges stand good against the Bee, and furnish ad.

vailed at the board. When ihe President sting of a wasp could terrify a soldier. Put up thy ditional proof of its total want of correctness and

of the United States was given no person | sword, most noble General truth.-But to conclude

role from his scat, no applauding hand was If we were as incorreêt respecting the

Taifed not a whisper of approbation was There are many honest men among democrats ; " printers, those editors are requested to heard. But when the late President was but a thorough jacobin is rotten and maggotty, both

rectify us by stating the exact ouniber of loalled the company rose to a man ani! in brain and in the very core of his heart : he is, papers they send in exchange for oil.

gave three hearty cheers.” Not believing in the political body, what an ulcer or a cancer is, " ers.”

their story or that any republican would in the natural body. A jacobin is like the tyrant That you was incorrect we have already declared ;

conduct in such a manner. I was le10 Procrustus, who attempted to bring all his guests but you must excuse us, good Mr. Bee, from the task

enquire into the truth ol it, and the fact is, exactly to the length of his iron bedstead ; by of stating the exact number, &c. We do not know

as I have it from federal authority, that no stretching those who were too short, and lopping what business you have to pry into our concem. such distinction was made, and that the off the feet of such as were too long. A jacobin We choose to " manage our own affairs in our own

company role at every toast, the Balance never considers, that, as opinion is not an act of way" You have told falshəds, and you may, if fey jo to the contrary notwithstanding." the will, but depends on the view of the underyou please, retract them, and in future, mind your

standing, no man is master even of his own opin. own business. We cannot waste time in gratifying As this is not an indiriment at Common Law, but

ions, so as to be able to believe just as he pleases ; the impertinent curiosity of a democrat.-Good day is merely an arraignment before the bar of the pub.

and much less has a right to claim authority over to you. lic, we humbly hope that we may be permitted to

the opinions of others :-he would, with Robes. gise ike truth in eilence. The fullowing certificates

perrian violence, bring every human mind to the The Bee, with its usual effrontery, has acuuced ale therefore overed without comment:

square of his own creed , snd instead of attempting tis of publishing a false account of the reception TUIS is to cartif, that the subscribers were preg to confute a supposed poliiical error by fair argaof certain toasts, drank by the Mechanics at dir.

ent at Mr. St cking's in, on the 4th inst. when'

ments, would be glad to burn or gıbbet the person

the toasts were diank by be compa'y of mechanics Stocking's tavern, on the fourth of July ; and

-othar when “the president of the United Siates”

that holds it. to give the accusation more weight, says it is was given as a toast, no person rose from his seat, These remarks apply to one Walker, the conduce “ from federal cubority." We are glad to see that nor otherwise expressed any approbation--that tor of a paper at Ulica. Walker, in his delirium, the Bee begins to be sensible that any thing publish.

when " the late president" was toasted, the com-
pany rose to â niali,
and

thinking that he espies heresy in the “ Political three cheers.

sare ed on its own authority, would be good for noih

ASA FRARY. Sketches" lately published in the Balance, fries at ing ; but the pitiful attempt to palm an abommable

[Another gentleman has signed this certificate, but the person that he surposes to be the writer of the falshood upon the public, under pretence of its com not having his permission, we decline inserting his sketches, tooth and claw, witli all the fury of a ing from “ federal authority," shall not pass un name.]

wouded wild cat ; but with the impotence of a noticed. We do not believe that any federalist has

kitten. airtborised the Bee to contradict our statenient. In

Thison, 2816 July, 1803. This Jacobin is advised to suppress his rage, (un. common with every other man in the community,

AS there has been a'titling 'misconception in the

less there should be danger of its bursting his heart,)

minds of some, concerning the conduct of the comwe place no, reliance whatever on mere Bee-asser

pany that dined at Mr. Stocking's Inn, on the 411

and to wait till all the numbers of the Political tions,

inst. we think proper 'to give che following staie Ske:cles shall be published ; when lic will per. The statement which we published, was made

ceive (if it is not as blind as a mole) that the de. from cur own personal knowledge. One of the

That a short time before the day above mention. ed, a number of persons engaged to partake of an

sign of the writer is not io oppose or discourage editors was present while the toasts were drank, entertainment at ihe place above recitou ; hey aro

read repúblicanism in this country ; but to give and particularly noticed every transactioa. Though, pledged themselves that the toasts, and the conduct ') warning of the dang :rs with which it is threatened,

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