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it would produce a luxuriant crop of straw, and believing it calculated to thresh more with little or no grain. A colt or any oth wheat perfeély clean, with less expence er young animal that is stunted, cannot ea (in any given time) than is promised by Gily be made to attain a full growth; and any other mode of threshing, which we so it is with stunted vegetables. It is ne. have any knowledge of, we have pleasure cessary often to cross the breed of animals, in recommending it, as deserving such gento prevent their degenerating ; and so also eral preference, and patronage, as will in.

of vegetables, by a change of seed. As | sure to its meritorious Inventor the meed agricultural.

dwar bith or fickly animals generally pro he deserves.
duce a dwarfi in or sickly offspring ; so the

Philadelphia, June 1st, 1803.
feeds of detective, languid vegetables or
FOR THE BALANCE.
plants, (if they vegetate at all, will yield a

(Signed) languid, detective progeny : it is as ne

Thomas M'Kean, Marquis de Cala ANÁLOGY BETWEEN ANIMALS AND veg

ceflary for the farmer to cull feeds from Yrujo, George Logan, Henry Pa. the best and faireit plants, as it is to make

chall, Tench Coxi, John Warder. ETABLES. use of the best of his horses and cattle for

Thoma's Sinnickfon, H. Cadbury, breeders.

Levi Hollingsworth. Thomas Dos.
HE animal and vegetable king.
The parallel between animals and vege.

Jon, Andrew Bayard, William Read, doms lie near to each other; and their tables might be easily extended to a variety

Thomas Leiper, Nathan Sellers, da. productions bear, the one to the other, a of other instances.

drew Pelleis, James Stokes, Samui

Meeker, Jeremiah Warder, Joha considerable resemblance. Aniina's in

Bacon. hale and perspire ; and to allo do vegetables. Vegetables, any more than animals, cannot live without air.--A plant, soonitorial Department. THE utility of this Machine to the placed in an exhausted receiver, quickly

farming interest muft be evident to any dies. Grain or grass, the ftalks whereof

person who sees it, being far superior to grow so closely conpacted together that

fo aid the cause of virtue and religion.

any thing of the kind heretofore introdc. the air cannot circulate between them,

ced. The Machinery is so simple, that falls down and perishes. Potatoe vines,

any person handy with carpenter's tools earthed so high that the air cannot pen

A FATHER'S DYING ADVICE TO HIS son. up

may erect one at a small expence. It will etrate to the roots, will bear no fruit. An

with the help of one horse and two or tbree old apple tree, that is incrusted with a

IR William Penn, who was an

hands seperate more grain from the fraw thick imporous bark, becomes barren ;

than ten horses can poslibly do in the com. admiral of the British navy, during the pro. but scrape that bark off, so that the air

mon way, as by the following certificate shall intimately embrace iis itock and enter tectorate of Cromwell, and in the reign of

will more fully appear, viz. its pores, and it will again bear. Charles II. gave the following as his dy.

« We the fubfcribers have examined A peftiferous air, which is fatal to the ling advice to his son, William Pern, the celebrated founder of Pennsylvania.

Hoxie's Threshing Machine, now 10 be health and lives of animals, has also a pernicious effet on the health of vegetables : l i commend to you,

“ Three things (said the dying admiral) | seen at Samuel Yarnali's, in Easton, and

believe it to be the beit invention for fep. Hence, pellilence and death have otien gone together. The Bohon Upas, or poi.

1. Let nothing tempt you to wrong erating all kinds of grain from the tren vour conscience : If you keep peace at

we ever had any knowledge of; turner by fon tree of Java, fo poisons the air, as is herme, it will be a feast to you in a day of

two men in our prelence it federated fisura reported,) that no other plant or vege: trouble.

teen single band beaves of Wreat from table grows within several miles of it. As

2. Whatever you design to do, lay

the straw in a minute, (forty of which wa blood, circulating from the heart over the whole frame, is the life of animals ; fo a it juftly, and time it leasonably ; for that suppose would make a bulhel) much clean.

er than we ever experienced in the com. fluid variously modified, circulating from gives fecurity and dispatch.

“ 3. Be not troubled at disappoint

mon mode. their roots in their extremities, is the life

menis : if they may be recovered, do it ; Enfon, Md. 211 12th mo, 1802. of plants. When a large blood vessel is if noi, trouble is vain.

(Signed) broken and remains open, the animal dies;

a Thele rules will carry you with firmand when the vellels of wheat or rye, in

Edward Coursev, Owen Kennard, which the fluid circulatcs, are broken, an nels and comfort through this inconflant

James Cowan, Samuel Yaruuilo world." extravasacion ensues, and the grain perish

7ohn Harwood, Robert Lloyd Nr. es : this is called a mildew.

olls, Henry Nichols, jun. Peter As in animals, so in vegetables, there is

Denny, Rooert Moore. a sexual difference. Vegetables, as well

N. B. By placing the Machine overa as animals, require daily food : the food

Jmprovement.

Fan it will clean the grain as it falls loom of the former is drawn from the earth and

it without any additional labour, from the atmosphere ;---when this food is

The following certificates, signed by the Governor whoisome and plentiful, the plant thrives ;

of Pennsylvania, the Spanish Ambassador, Dr. H Printers, whose subscribers are many but when it is either noxious or scanty,

Logan, and many other gentlemen of the first of them farmers, may do them and the plant sickens or familhes.-Yet as an

respectability, will serve to shew the utility of Jential favor by giving place to the idimals sometimes die of over-eating, so

bove information. Mr. Hoxie, the inplants are fometimes rendered unproduc- HOXIE'S THRESHING MACHINE.

ventor of the Threking Machine, re. zive by being placed where there is too great HAVING been gratified in witnessing sides in this city (Hudson) and wide an abundance of vegetable food. Land an exhibition of the principles and opera. freely communicate any information on may be rendered so rich wib manures, that tion of “ Hexie's Threihing Machine,"

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ders, and lastly, with ash and other forest March and continues about three months, trees. The whole country bordering on This river lies very deep at the upper part,

the mouth of the Mississippi has been thus and does not overflow on the eait side unDESCRIPTION

made; and the probability is, that all the til within 10 o leagues of the mouth; that

land on both sides of the river, from Ib. || is to say on the low lands supposed to be MISSISSIPPI. berville downwards, a distance between

new ground. These muddy grounds like two and three hundred miles, has origin. || all others which have not yet acquired

ated from the illuvious and deposits of this their due consistence, bear a prodigious BY JOHN PINTARD, ESQU!RE.

muddy stream. It must require a con quantity of large reeds, which sop and

fiderable time ere this new land can be. entangle all extraneous bodies that are THE Millisippi, pronounced by the

washed down the river. The collection datives Mesehafiopi, 'afier a courte of come useful. Where the present Balife

is erected, the ground was so low that of all these fragments, with the flime that 3000 miles, and receiving the tributary earth wasbrought to elevate the foundation it reams of the immense rivers Missouri , for the beacon, guard and pilot houses. || process of time, the banks higher than

fills up the intermediate spaces, raises in Cumberland, Tennessee, Ohio, and ma

The scite of the old Balise, which was ihe adjacent ground, so that the waters ny others, all which tar furpals in extent

built in 1734 and at the mouth of the and magnitude, every river that empties river, is now more than two miles above.

once overflowed, are prevented by this

obstacle from the possibility of returning into the Atlantic, the Si. Lawrenca ex.

The present Balise was constru&ted in to their natural channels, and are therefore cepted, disembogues through several chan.

1756, by Don Antonia D'Ulloa, on a compelled to force an outlet into the sea by nels into the gulph of Mexico, in N. lat.

small island near the southeast entrance of another courle. The new lands and ill. 29, 3 and 89, 10 W. long. from Green the river; of which abont thirty years ands at the mouth of the Millissippi are wich. before, there was not the least appearance.

said to rise and fall with the swelling and The approach to this river, by fea, is

In conversation with an experienced offi. abating of the waters. This story, howknown by an instant change in the colour of the water, from black or dark sea green Louisiana, on the subject of this prolonga

cer in the Spanish navy, a colonist of ever, wants confirmation. to whitish, next clayed and lastly a very lition of the continent, he informed the

From the astonishing length of the Mifs. tion of the continent, he informed the fissippi and the vast bodies of water that pe muddy, frothy water, with sounding from

writer of these observations, that in the flow into it, one is led to imagine that it 70 to 50 fathoms at about ten leagues from

suinmer of 1800, he remarked a new island must be proportionably broad. Every the coaft, gradually diminishing to 4 fath

at the mouth of the river. That not ma traveller is much surprised to find the di. 1 oms at the distance of ren leagues, when

ny years ago, when lying at point La rect contrary. Instead of entering an open the water becomes abruptly more discol.

Hache, between the Bálise and New-Or extensive bay, the mouth of the river is oured and yellow. Directly off the mouth of the river the water resembles dirty toap | they sent on shore to make a grave, but

leans, a seaman died on board his ship narrow and contracted ; and through its suds ; every change of colour is ftrongly I could not find sufficient firm earth io bu.

whole course to New Orleans, after palo

sing La Loutre, scarcely exceeds halt a distinguished: you pass through one into ry him. This place is fince become folid the other in an instant. The water at the

mile in breadth. Opposite the city the land. He could also recolleet when Pla. river takes a considerable sweep, forming mouth of the river is quite fresh. The pi.

quemines, where the fort now stands, was a beautiful crescent, along which Newlots drink it, scooping it up in their hands,

a quagmire. Mr. Vandreuil, formerly Orleans is fituated. At this place it may the ufual mode of allaying thirft by all who

governor of Louisiana, in a letter, dated be about three quarters of a mile wide. navigate this immense river.

September 2, 1752, remarks--- There is The level or embankment which defends The entrance of the river is

very
diffi.

infinite difficulty in settling towards the the town from the inundation of the Mila cult, there being no land marks along the mouth of the river Milli lippi, on account Gffippi, is elevated about three feet above coast, which is very low and scarcely dis

of the immense expence in banking a. cernable at four leagnes distance. Should gain at the inundation of the fea and land

the furface of the country, over which

the frelhes seldom or never rife. The a veílel fall in with the land on either lide

floods. I am against settling it as yet, and difference between the greatest height and of the narrow or longation of the consi

for waiting until the ground be more nent through which the Millillippi palles raised by the acretion of soil, as it bath

lowelt ebb of the river is somewhere about

fourtcen teet perpendicular. The last i wo into the gulph of Mexico, the will, in all

been three feet within the space of 15 years the Niflillippi had risen so very inprobability, get embayed and be ovliged years.

considerably, as to have excited much fur. io wait a change of wind several days to

Every thing occurs to prove that this prize and some conje&tures that the wa. beat. This circumstance very frequently

ters of the Missouri had found a new chanhappens.

100 leagues. Not a single stone, nor even nel to the ocean. This river it is which The shores along the coasts are lined a pebble is to be found in all the new raises the former and discolors its stream with innumerable trees, which are con made ground. The lea repelling that for before its junction with the Missouri, itantly floating down the Mifflippi. The prodigious quantity of mud, leaves, it was clear and limpid as the Ohio. The appearance is not much unlike a vast mast

boughs and irunks of trees, which the latter, although subject to great freshes, and spar yard. The trees are very large | Miilillippi is constantly washing down ; has but little effect on the Miftlippi.and in reaching the mouth of the river, are all these materials constantly pushing | The water of this river, notwithstanding driven ashore by the winds and tides ; backward and forward collect and bind its being exceeding turbid, is nevertheles some are carried out to sea, and are to be themselves in a folid mass, which thus very palatable and wholelome. It is vied met with a great distance from land. tends to prolong this vast continent. An. entirely at New Orleans for drinking and These trees accumulating, become a other striking fingularity, no where else to | culinary purposes. It is carted through mound, which arrests the muddy sedi. be met with, is that ot the waters of this the city in the same manner as the New. ment of the river, in process of time form great river, when once it overflows its York iea water, and sold at the rate of a numerous small islands, which constantly l banks, never returns within its bed again. penny a bucket or half a dollar a hogshead : increating and uniting at length become The reason is this :-The Misli slippi is deposited in a large earthern jar, it bepart of the conunent. This new land is annually swelled by the melting of the comes after of a milky colour and is thug firt covered with rulhes resembling el inows in the north, which begins in ll ufed. When filtered it becomes clear a's

river las enlarged the continent nearty | ter

chrisal; to drink it in this ftate is a luxury ever vigilant the mother country, she will -However advantageous New Orleans not commonly enjoyed at New Orleans. not preveni, at that distance, the vexations

might be for the United States, it will be of This river water is quite cool and though which may be exercised. On the other very inconsiderable talue to France, when used at all times, and in the highelt perspic hand, the government of the United States the foreign capitals shall be taken from ration by the boatmen and labourers, no will not be able, in a thousand instances, to it, or a rival city shall be eftablished on ill consequences ensue--its falubrity is restrain the petulance of the near inhabi. the American Gide. Froin the best infor: such, that the inhabitants who use it, are tants bordering on the limits of the Mislila mation, I find that one third of the best faid never to be afflicted with that excruti. fippi; to confine their vengeance wholly, commercial houles employed in New.Or. ating diforder the gravel, nor be troubled and compelthein to expect from diplomat

and compel thein to expect from diplomat. || leans, are American.-No sooner wili a with that loathsome infection the itch. ic representation a flow justice. 'Hatred military government be established in the

will iake place between the two people; country, than all these commercial houses, the bonds of friendship will be destroyed, with the capitals which support them, will

and the government of the United States, l país into the United Staies, to that place State Paper.

which ever thares the sentiments of the afligned them by the treaty with Spain, or people, will be forced, by its situation, to to the Natchez, where every vesel which alter its political relations. Then, tor the

may go to New Orleans may be received. LOUISIAN A.

sake of guarding themelves against their | Large veisels, from France, have already old ally, for a pretended act of hoftility, arrived there, and unloaded their cargoes

they will form a cautionary connexion with without difficulty, and as the soil is so MR. LIVINGSTON'S MEMORIAL.

England, which will be fedulous in obtain much the more advantageous as we pens. ing her alliance, and will excite her resent.

trate further, there is very little doubt this [CONCLUDED.]

ment against France; because in that alli establishment will soon rival that of New

ance she will see the means of preserving Orleans, when the American capitals ihail Experience has proved, that two nations

her commerce with America, which the have been taken out of it. When the l'. could not be neigbbors without being ri. Aow posfelles almost exclusively, securing nited States thall have declared the Nalci. val; and if this be true of two neighbor ker colonies to be able, in case of war, lo ez a free port, New Orleans will be very ing nations, it may be said with it ili more invade the French colonies, and especially little as a place of commerce, and only an truth of a colocy formed by a great and of preventing the union of the commerce object of useless expense for France, and powerful nation, removed from the me.

and navy of France and the United States, an inexhaustible source of jealouiy betwcen tropolis, and of a people bordering on the

upon which alone France can engrait her France and the United Sites. terriiory of the oiher. The reason of this naval superiority.

The cellion of Louisiana is nevertheless is plausible; where two nations are neigh.

It may be asked, why those jealousies very important to France, it he applies it bors every thing paffes under the inspec- l which I seem so much to dread for France, to the only ele which found policy seems tion of the sovereign ; the quarrels are as have not taken place for England in por to dietatc. I speak of Louisiana alone, foon extinguished as kindled; but when

feflion of Canada ? first, because Great. and by this I do not mean to comprehend the governor of a colony, calculating upon Britain has prudentiy teparated her territo the Floridas, because I think they are no the protection of the metropolis, is guilty ry by a natural limit winich prevenis the part of the ceffion. As it ca:1, by this cel. of an act of hoftility, the wound gets gangre- contact of the two nations. While the fion, acquire the right of carrying on the ned before a physician can be called. The occupied the western posts, the United Miliffippi, a free trade, if she knows how offended fovereign, who also thinks that States law her with jealoudy, and it is be. to profit of this circumstance, by a perfect the offender will be so much the more

yond doubt that hostilities and a national underlanding with the United States, the strongly supported, as his nation is more haired would have been the consequence will find markets for a very great variety powerlul, tries every means, in order to an when the increase of American population of articles, when the has accuflomed the in. ticipate on the hostilities which he dreads, || in that part had taken place; when those habitants of the Western countries to preuses reprisals, and both nations are at war forts were given up, numerous fymptoms fer them to the English, which she can on. before any explanation has taken place. had already manifeited themselves.

ly obtain by selling them cheaper, and Me If there be a situation in the world which

Secondly, because the u fua! road of the can only sell them cheaper, by interesting may be attended with these consequences, exports from the United States, being the American merchants to sell them, 10 it certainly is that of France, when she is made, through their own rivers, there is an

have the use of their capitals and by enga. in pofTefTion of New Orleans. It is situa. | important communication between them ging the government of the United States ed in such a manner as to block up the great and Canada.

to give them the preference. All this can paffage towards the sea, from a great num But it is chiefly because Upper Canada iake place only by the cession of New-Orber of States, and a very extensive popula. is inhabited by American emigrants, who, leans to the United States, with the reserve sion which increases rapidly.

in case of a rupture would join, according of ine right of entry, at all times free from A military government is about to be el.

to all appearances, to the United States, all other duties than those paid by dogter, sablished on the Inland. The General, had not the spirit of their government been ican vrijeis, together with the right of proud, with reason, of the glory of his na to prevent the extending of their linits.

navigation on the M1. Selippi.* This tion, will calt on every thing that sur But after all, what political or commer. would give her veffels an auvantage over rounds him a look of fuperiority ; com cial advantage can France receive fron: the the veilels of all other nations, will retain merce will be degraded ; and merchants, l'pofleflion of New Orleans, and of the East and even increase the capitals of New.O:. Subjected to the despotism of men who Bank of the Mill flippi, that may balance leans, where ihe provisions for the islands will seek in the laying up of riches, a re the lols, which, in these two points of will be bought at the cheapest rate posible, compence for their privations in the re. view, she will sustain in the rivalry with and where the articles of her manufaciures mote and insalubrious country whither they the United States ? The Floridas are a nar will be introduced in the western counare sent. The colony presents no lawful || row strip of barren land, incapable of de tries ; --The United States will have no inmeans of growing rich, except thofe (flow tence in case of a rupture, a.d which will and progressive) of commerce and agricul- cost more than it is worth to guard, garri. * It is probable this is a condition of the ture-il-suited means for foldiers. How.) son, and the presents to the Indian Tribes. cehon.

terest in preventing it for every reason of 1 A letter received at Peck's Coffee. commission under liis Britannic majesty, rivalry will be removed. Then France houle Baltimore, dated Cape. Francois, Ju

house Baltimore, dated Cape Francois, Ju-li who is at present in France, shall immedi. will command respect without inspiring | ly ift, . 1803, faysThe American brigately be considered prisoners of war, to an. fear to the two nations whose friend hip is Success, capt. Novao, arrived here on the fwer for such citizens of the French rethe most important for her commerce, and 26:h June from the Havanna, wich 540 public, as shall have been detained and the preservation of her islands; and all blood-hounds, and the Brigands that have

blood-hounds, and the Brigands that have made prisoners by the vessels and subjects these advantages will be obtained without been taken have been given to them, whom of his Britannic majesty." the expense of establishments which ruin they instantly devoured. Troops arrive In consequence of the above decree, Mr. the public treasure, and divert capitals from | daily, but the fever cuts them off beyond || Talbot, the secretary to the Britilh lega. their true object.

all description. Jeremie has been closely lition, who had arrived at Calais on his reBut if, on the one side, France keeps il besieged. Four French schooners arrived turn to this country, was not allowed to New Orleans by attempting to colonize here from thence full of inhabitants (wo- embark. The Earl of Yarmouth, Sir Louisiana, she will become an object of men and children). but an arrival last night James Crawford, Mr. Cobourn, and two jealousy to Spain, the United States and brings the intelligence that the Brigands other Englishmen, are also detained at Ca. England, which powers will not only dir. were defeated with loss."

lais. We have not heard whether they courage her commerce, but will compel

[Evening Poft.] have been sent to prison or rot. The capher to make expensive citablishments to se.

tain of the Auckland packet, which recure the posiellion of it.

Arrived at Alexandria on Wednesday turned on Saturday afternoon from Calais, In the foregoing observations I have | laft, the brig Aktive, Capt Haines, in 12 libro't over dispatches from Mr. Talbot, in. confined myself to observations which pre- 1 days from Cape. Francois-When captain forming his majesty's ministers of his desented themselves, without having recourle H. sailed, the Cape was closely besieged cention. to subtilties, which only serve to millead on the land side by the Brigands, within a At Paris, it is said by some, that the the judgment. I have exposed simple facts mile of the town, and blockaded by four English gentlemen have been sent to the with candour and all the fimplicity of lan. English 74 gun fhips, a frigate, brig and | Temple, the Conciergerie, and other pri

guage. If a reply is made, it will be by schooner. It was supposed they would sons, and the ladies to Fontainebleau. i pursuing a contrary course. With elo.

furrender the Cape to the British in a few Other accounts state, that both men and quence and fophiftry they may be com. day's. Gen. Rochambeau had established women have been ordered to repair to batted and obscured ; time and experience his Head-quarters there. The Mole and Fontainebleau. At Dunkirk all the Engwill demonstrate their foliditv.

Port-au. Prince was so closely hemmed in lifh, we understand, have been put in prison. by the Brigands, that the inhabitants could

MAY 28. not go half a mile out without being mur A Letter of this morning from Ports. dered.

mouth, flates the arrival yesterday of the The war is carried on between the squadron under Şir Roger Curtis from the French and Brigands with every species of cape of Good Hope, and of that lanad. barbarity their favage minds can invent. liron having taken yesterday at noon, a

When the brigands take a prisoner they | French East-India ihip, estimated at one Be it our weekly task, To note the passing tidings of the times.

put him between two planks and faften hundred thouland pounds value. The him with cords so that he cannot move, and same letter brings an account of the сар

thien take a cross cut saw and saw bim near. ture of the Hazard floop of war, which eHudson, August 2, 1803. ly aftunder in different places so as to ter vent Sir Roger Curtis learned froin La

minate his existence in the most barbarous Minerve at soa. INTERESTING DECISION,

manner and the French in their turn

when they take a prisoner tie him neck and In the case of David Denniston vs. Den heels, and throw him into a place where

Che Knell. nis Cole, both of the county of Orange, they have a parcel of half starved blood. the defendant having been arrefted and held hounds to be torn to pieces by them. to bail in the sum of 480 dollars, cited the

[Ibid.] plaintiff before his Honor Judge Gardener, to thew cause o! action. The Plaintiff,

LONDON, MAY 25. in the usual manner, inade out bis affida The first act of the war on the part of the vit ; But Fik, counsel for detendant, ob First Consul has been, not to meet us manjected to Mr. Denniston's vath, on the score | fully at sea, not to carry on hoftilities in of his principles, having understood that he the way adopted between civilized nations ; neither believed in a Supreme Being nor but to make an attack upon the persons and In this city, on Thursday last, after a short and in a future state of rewards and punish liberty of thole whom he was bound by all

very severe illness, Mr. EPHRAIM WHLIAMS, 2menis. The plaintiff was then asked by the laws of hospitality to respect-He has

ged 36, the Court on these two points ; to the first seized and imprisoned all our country men he said he did believe in a Supreme Being; and women in France !!! the second question he declined answering The mails between the two countries

To Readers 3 Correspondents. -By the Court : The oath cannot be ta having been itoped, a packet sailed on Fri. ken--let the defendant be discharged from day trom Dover as a flag of truce. Wrren the arrest on filing common bail. -Ross for the arrived at Calais, she found that iwo of The communications of " WASHINGTON" con. plaintil, Fik for defendant.

the English packet boats had been seized, tain many correct sentiments ; but they are in some We understand that the Theiftical Soci. and the men imprisoned. She was inform respects objectionable. We think the publication eties of this city have had an extra meeting ed also, that the First Consul had issued a of them would be impraper. on the above, and have voted to resist the decree to the following effect :

A crowd of other matter, which is of more im. decision to their utmost, as an attack upon " That every British subject of an age not portance to the public, renders it necessary to delay their religious principles ! [Ev. Poft.] under 18 nor exceeding 60, or bearing a li noticing Mr. Spencer's note in the Bee, till our next:

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The Wreath.

Nay, Dashwood cries, that bloom's not Harriet's
"I was bought at Reynold's, More's, or Marriot's
And, though you own her face untainted,
I swear by G, your beauty's painted."
A wager instantly was laid,
And Ranger sought the lovely maid ;
The pending bet be soon reveald,
Nor even the impious oath conceal'da
Confus'd her cheek bore witnesa true,
By turns the roses came and flew,
“ Your bet, she said, is rudely odd-
But I am painted, sir-by God!"

whom he deemed to be anti-christian. It once happened that, while a congregation was going out of a church-house, Benja. min who had stood at the door, on the outside, during service, loudly exclaimed,

How can you, by such preaching as you have now been hearing, distinguih the sheep from the goats ?" A facecious gentleman, stepping up to him and taking bim by the beard, replied, guish the goats, Benjamin, by their beards."

FOR THE BALANCE.

6. We dillin.

THE COMPLAINT.

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Does Spring to others joy impart ?
Docs pleasure reign in every heart,

And every soul refine ?
While I 10 respite find from care ;
But doond a victim to despair,

In secret sorrow pine.
For me, in vain, the opening fiowers

Perfume the vernal air ;
la vain expand che rural bowers-

I find no pleasure there.
The cheerful Robin sweetly sings-

The Linnet strains her throat
The night. hawk too its tribure brings,

In a discordant note :
Thus all creation hails the coming day ;
Lach mind is cheerful and each scene is gayi
Put, ah ! no scene, nor object can convey
Of bliss to me one solitary ray.

At night, when nature is at rest,
Wish grief still rankling in my brousi,

I seek some lone retreat ;
Kind fancy then exerts her power,
And bids me hope an happier hour

Once more in life to meet ; But, as in some fond dream inspir'd,

We grasp at promis'd joy,
And wake, but tind it far retir'd,

A visionary toy-
So transient are iny hopes that rise-

Like dreams they pass away ;
And leave me nought but tears and sighs,

To hail the dawning day.
There was a time, when sorrow was unknown,
Then my young heart, no cruel pang could own ;
But now, no comfort meets my eager view ;-
My soul to rapture long has bid adieu.

JULIENNE
Eingen, Uister County.

ANECDOTE,

OF GOV. CLINTON'S NEWLY AFPOINTED JUSTICE, Diverüty.

A COUPLE lately presented them.

Selves before a justice of the peace of a TRAIT OF OLD TIMES.

neighbouring county, of the new

fect, for the

purpose of being married. lo endeavour. A LAW to promote and enforce in.

ing to read the ceremony, difficulties uc duftry, especially spinning, passed by the

curred which were evidently to be traced Legislature of Mallachuseits, in the year

to a want of education, and his Negro

Man, who had been taught to read by a fer. 1665 Be it enacted by the authority of this

mer master, prepared for this event, gener. couri, that all hands, not necessarily eni

oully releived lim from his embarrallmer ployed on other occasions, as women, giris by taking the book and performing the cerand boys, shall be, and bereby are, enjoyn.

emony bimself! If any person should

doubt this, the natnes of the married coupie, ed to spinn, according to their skill and abilly : and that the lelet men in every

the Negro, and the Justice can be given. town, do consider the condition and capac

“ Is he honest, is he capable, is he a

friend to the constitution ?” are questions ity of every family, and accordingly do assess at one or more spinners; and because

alked now a days. The above is a fine several families are necessarily imployed praélical comment upon the text. Rea.

the above ye admirers of Jefierion and the greatert part of their time, in other

Tom Paine and others of the holy leći busines, yet, it opportunities were attend. ed, some time might be spared at least by

read and, if possible, bium ! some of them for this work', the said se.

[Utica Patriot.) lect men shall therefore aflels such at ha!! and quarter spinners according to their ca

TERMS OF THE BALANCE. pacities. And every one thus aforesaid for a whole spinner, shall for time to To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and fifty cells, come, spin every year for thirty weeks, payable in quarterly advances. ihree pound a week of linen, cotton, or To Country Subscribers, who receive their parere woolen, and so proportionably for hali

at the office Two Dollars, payable as above. and quarter spinners, under the penalty of To those wito receive them by the mail, Two twelve pence a pound short : and the se.

Dollars, exclusive of postage, payable in advance. leet men shall take special care for the ex

A handsome title-page, with an Index or Table ecution of the order, which may easily be effected, by dividing their leveral towns in.

of Contents, will be given with the last number

of each volume. to ten, fix, five &c. paris, and to appoint

Advertisements inserted in a conspicuous and one of the ten, fix, five &c. 10 take an

handsome manner, in the Advertiser which accom. account of tlieir divisions, and to certify

panies the Balance.
the select men if any be defective in what
they are alleffed, who Mall improve the

Complete files of the first volume, which bave

been reserved in good order for binding, are for sale penalties, imposed on such as are negli

-Price of the volume, bound, Two Dollars and fil. gent, for the encouragement of thole who

ty cents-unbound, Two Dollars. The whole may are diligent in this work."

be sent, sinched or in bundles, to any post-office in

the sizle, für 52 cents postage ; or to any post-cf. THE USE OF LONG BEARDS.

fice in the union for 78 cents.

JROA THE PORT FOLIO.

THE FAIR EQUIVOQUE.

AN EPIGRAMU

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