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The attorney general five hundred ditto Secretary to his excellency the governor, five hundred raccoon ditto. The treasu. rer of the State, four hundred and fifty Ota ter ditto. Each county clerk, three hun. dred beaver ditto. Clerk of the house of commons, two hundred raccoon ditto. Members of assembly per diem, three rac. oon skins. Justices tee for signing a war. rant, one muskrat skin. To the conflable for serving a warrant, one mink ikin.--Enacted into a law, this 15th day of Oc. tober, 1788, under the great seal of the ftate, witness his excellency John Sevier, Governor, Captain General, Commander in Chief and Admiral in and over laid Itate.
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Resides there not a second power here,
According to this ratio of population, that || ed that the flaves, in the British West Inis, reckoning fifteen years to be the peri
dia iflands, had diminished five per cent. od of doubling, as many people as are
annually ; so that it was necessary to make Hither the products of your closet-labors bring,
now in the world might spring from one yearly importations of Naves to that as 27 Erich our columns, and instruct mankind.
pair, in the term of four hundred and mount, in order to kecp their, original
numbers entire. It is however just to
remark, that the slavery of the Hebrew in Egypt has been thought miraculous ;
race in Egypt, efter it rose to a degree veOBSERVATIONS ON POPULATION. but, except in one particular instance, it
ry cruel and intolerable, was of much
shorter duration than has been commonly may be accounted for without the intervention of miracles. Egypt was the gran.
fupposed. It seems to have,commenced HE most remarkable instance,
but a hort time before the birth of Moles; that has been known, of a rapid national ary of nations, the garden of the world ; and Joseph, who was the governor of that
nor ti, alter the Hebrews had become so ran population, is :hat of the pofterity of ja. one.. cob in the land of Egypt. The original kingdom, placed his brethren in the very numerous as to have excited a great alarm oder number of Hebrew emigranis, from the
best of that goodly land, where they “ fat in the government of Egypt. land ol Canaan into Egypi, was only sev. by their flesh-pots,” enjoyed “the fish,
Among the free nations, whose origins enty : 10 these are to be added Joleph and
which they did eat freely ; the cucumbers, are known, the Turks in their early stages BAL his family, and also the domeitics belong
and the melons, and the leeks, and the on
afford a very remarkable instance of rapid ions, and the garlick.” In such a country, | growth, both in numbers and power. In ing to the several families of the patri.
where the modes of living were simple and archs ; - probably making in the whole as
The year 1453, the Turks took Conftan
the means of supporting families were very | tinople, and utterly overturned the repeat many as one hundred and forty persons. Their stay in Egypt is computed io be a.
ealy, where also the age of puberty com. mains of the Roman empire. With aston
menced several years earlier, than in north-ishing rapidity. they extended their con. bout two hundred and fitteen years ; at the end of which period, they numbered
ern climes ; among a people too, who de. I guests, and seized the possession of the finin the wilderness six hundred thousand ielled celabicy and accounted barrenness a
est countries, in Europe, in Asia, and in fencible men. It would be not difficult to
curse, and consequently married general Africa. Indeed the world, for a long show, that any nation, which shouid be a
ly, and manied young, there was no mira. time, seemed 10 trenible before them. A
cle in their doubling their numbers in fit. ble to mufter six hundred thousand men fit
little more than two centuries before i hey to bear arms, must number in the whole teen years, while they continued to enjoy begun their valt conquests, they were a
mild laws and a degree of freedom. The but little, it any, less than three millions,
small contemptible horde. " In the Tur. including women and children, old men difficulty lies in the circumstance of the
kih dominions (lays Dr. Davenant) where and invalids. Three millions, or but a lit Hebrews having increased in the same ra Estrogul, a prince of the Oguzian tribe, tle short of it, may be computed to be the liv, even after their oppression and flavery planting himself with four hundred fami. whole number of people, who left Egypt. ! had become intolerable. This was direct lies at the village of Saguta, by the moun. Supposing then that one hundred and foriy 1 ly contrary to the ordinary course of things, tain Tmolus, about the year 1235 laid the persons was the original fuck, that begur and must be accounted for by supposing foundation of the Outoman empire ; the Hebrew population in Egypt, and Come very extraordinary interpositions of which, in 215 years after, came to subdue that it increased to three millions, in two Providence.
a great part of Asia, and to get a confiderhundred and fifteen years, it tuliows the An oppiefred enslaved people, whose
ible footing in Europe." fitteen years was the average period in burdens are exceedingly heavy, usually The population of that remarkable peowhich the peuple doubled iis numbers. diminish in numbers. It has been declar. ple, from their origin to the commence
Sist their conquests, must have been and their opponents, a discerning public ! the part they were to act.
And accordingly the e. uaviy ili the ratio of the population of the
lection was hurried on in an irregular and illegal will see thiongh the delufon, and icje
manner, the spirit and exultation of party operils Hobraws ;-hatis, doubling their num the poisonious pill though covered with
display cd itself, and two of the names on the ticket bers in the period of about filieen years. | gold.
of ine person aforesaid were thus chosen ; the auth. ors and founders of the association considering it, from the proceedings, virtually and completely dissclved. A report of the transaction, however,
from the circutistances attached to it, was never Celsited.
forwarded io the seat of government; while the Council of Appointment, after a delay of six days, having receive i due information and a legal report
from it proper officer of the militia, commissioned Irom the New EXGLASD REPERTORY.
CAPTAIN CHARLES HOLT.
the nanies mentioned in the first nomination. Thus the joy of the party who exulted in the defeat of
C. 11 vas of short duration, and revenge might be It is an infinious and very frequent trick
HAD one of those wonderful
expecked to succeed as it did
And at the next of the Democrats, as they can make no ra
meeting of the association the fellow aforesaid, with tional opposition to the true principles of tures, commonly called fortune.tellers, is nieasures laid and his party ready, appeared with
a writien barangue and resolutions, relating to Federaliim, to build up mighty callies of predicted, ten years ago, that it would ev.
the conduct of C H. couched in terms of f Ishood their own, and to plant their artillery be. er fall to my lot to perform from weck to
and inscience tolerated only by the peculiar cond. fore these fabrics of their wild imagina. week, the irksome task of detecting and
tion & standing which he alone holds in this vicini. ty
The friends of C. H. preserved a total silence tions. Instead of honest replies to the in-exposing the fathoods of a being, whose
on every motion except one made by him for burnteresting arguments, continually illuing trade is lying, and whole inolt proninen
1ng the paper containing the signatures and articles characterillics are stupidity and meanness, from federal prefies, respecting the lyi
of agreement, which, seeing the determination tem of politics adopted by Mr. Jefferson, I condemned her for an impoftor. But the I thould have laughed at the old bag, and the party so openly avowed, they assented to, and
the pa:er was burnt with pretty unanimous conser: we find them playing oil their logic on fates have ordered that such should be my
And tms was C. H. released from ihe debased pory. questions where they have no opponent.
dicament imposed upon him by the respect due :o This arıful detence of popular and uncon. lot. It is, therefore, my duty to submit
the company--a situation from which all his mortis withont murmuring, and execute my
taik tested doctrines, this often Gible warfare in
fication arose, being degraded to a naomeitary level with cheerfulness.
with the man who seized this opportunity of grail. a good caufe, is intended by them to give
fying the malicious propensity of his hear, and pluusibility to mealures of ihe must dan The communication of " Corporal whose revenge appeared in the form of Communigerous tendency, whose filent operction is Trim,” in the Balance of week beloré lui,
cations" in the Balance and Gazette. preying on the viials of our beit political has called into exercile the masterly fib. It was wholly unnecesary for the Cap. maxims, on the ground work of our con. bing talents of Captain Holt. In the tain to take all this trouble. If he had ftitution. Before so much is said and following publication, he has laboured, 1 been as unwilling to hear truth, as to speak written in defence of a republican govern with an industry worthy of a better cause, i it, he would have known, before he triei ment, we could like to be informed what to convince his readers that a company of the experiment, that no cosypany ef 10Federalist in America has exibited any young men in this city, of both political dependent men would ever descend lo low, hostility to republican principles. Feder . lects, who had associated together to iorm so very low, as io de commanded by such alists are open, honest and decided Repub. an independent company, did not despise la burlesque upon the inilitary character, as licans. Among the leaders of Federalism bim, and retuse to accept of him as their | Captain Chailes Hult. Bút " none are originated the Constitutions of the States captain.
fo blind as those that will not see." Fok and the Union. The writings ot Federal.
had imbibed a notion that he was born to ists have done more, tar more, in jullifying
From the Dee, of last week.
be a great military nan. and supporting thole Contticucions than a Certain scandalous publications having appeared ny class of men whatever. Anong these in the las: Botla ce and timelon Gazette sempreciingaps dreamed (either awike or alleep) inat C. Holt, be initider the necessity, in the follouing
he would, fome day, become a mighty we muy juftly distinguish and elaborate and
stateineni, of correcting the misrepresentations they captain, and wear a sword. It is suppol. clailic work, in twee volumes, by Mr. contain ; ai lough the character of the writer ed, that in some of his vilions, he fancied
wherover it is known, reiders this trouble useless. John Adams, late President, and iwo ex
be Mould climb the ladder of fame, chule cellent volumes in iiled tise Federalist, of A short time since a plau was set on foot for upon the heels of Bonaparte. li is true, which General Ilanilton was a principal | raising a new compact light into try in this city, dame Nature had not been kind enough 10 anthor. Who were the zealous advocates
had borne a commission in Connecticui) M' Jenk give him the exact contour of a faker; of the Coustication, when it was pre!enced in, jun. and L. Crutrendu, citizens of ditierent but she had furnilhed him with a heart to the several fa: 's for their approbation, li poli: ics, but uniting in this object, being nominated “chock full of fight"-(provided, always,
as its oilicers. The business went on smoothly, on wiian our Democrats were exerciliat a the assurance that whenever party folities made their
that no danger be near.) At lenge the virulent, but in potent oppohuon? W10 appearance in the association it should be instantly
“tide in bis allaiis" arrived, which le have stood foril champions in iis detence dissolved. The number of associators being nearly fondly imagined would “ lead on to for.
complete HARRI CROSWELL, (our readers are rewithin a few years, when serious atrucks
tune.' He leized the glorious golden quested to pardon ihe mention of his name) have been made on its radical principles ? was unfortunately suilered to sign the articles, he opportunity," and had already belpreie Who are low with a patriotic armness ar. having declared his intention to oppose and swart his iniliiary cca!-when, lo! “There came selling he attention of the cominunity to
C. Holt, and used his endeavours to enlist others a frost, a killing froft !"_that is, gentle
into his views. For it was deiermined, rather than every fragrant violation, even at the risk of see a republican at the head of an institution, to pre.
reader, a company of men though tii in prosecution ? To these questions every vent and destroy it, though never so uselilaiid laud.
eleci for their commander, a young gen. candid, every informed person must an able. A day for the election was then appointed, lemian, every way the reverli ol Hot, (wer, the Federalills. I cannot be deni.
and when it arrived a number of men, some hav.
except in his political sensiments, which ed, When therefore, ide Intelligencer, never serving, some belonging to other enlisted com.
were entirely kept out of vicin-a young the Aurora, and every vehicle of intrigue panies, 9 me who had never attended or been pro gentleman, in whom, to a miliary figure or ign:ance make a thew of defending posed before, some who had not signed and were and appearance, are united an agreeable
. Republican principles, de pretend that rejected by the company, and some direct from an entertainment given by one of Croswell's candi.
nefs and urbaniiy of manners that focuse this is a point of difference between them dates, were brought forward, all well prepared for
him the esteem and respect of all partic.
He had per
Now, people who were acquainted with || derstood that the young gentleman who of the militia," before Holt was both Mr. Jenkins and Holt, could see was elected to command the company', was
millioned. The officers of the sezimeri, nothing wonderful in this choice. No. not a republican. That Mr. Junkins (for the only proper pericns, tad never reper'body but the aspiring Capuin himself whoni, on every trial, I voleu, as cap:ain) cd in the Concil, for the rellors men. could fufpect that it was neceffary to make is warmly attached to the party in ling torcd in “ Cernoral T:im's" cominnni. ule of any extraordinary itratagem to in. themselves republican, is a fact so well Cution. If any other officer resorted, he duce reasonable men to prefer a gentleman known, that even Holt will not deny it. merld!ed with bulineis which did not conbetore C. Hoit. Butio him the afsir was He is poi, indeed, such a republiculas cern him. llith respect to'“ duc inforaltogether inexplicable that is, he could Charles Holt, for he poffeffus both honer mation," it is true Holt waited not, or he would not see what was direct. and huneity.
Governor in person, and no doubt gave ly before his eyes : He therefore went to
The next fentence has its fi:!! shore of
him information as corred as bis statemert work to convince the public that his cle.
in the Bue. (alfhoods, but the only one intera', is that ieat was wholly to be ascribed to the artful which liates that some of weinen who al.
That part of the publication which management of an individual-an individtended the election, were “ direct from all
speaks of the iransaclions of the last meesual, ioo, of whole peculiar condirion entertainment given by one of Croswell's
irg, deferves particular attention. It is and fanding" the captain speaks very candidates." The candidate here referred
not true that I had «. y “ measures laid," contemptuoufiy. to, is Mr. John T. Lacey, a gentleman of
Not a single per
son of the If the patient reader will accompany mo very respect ble standing, who was eleated
company had even been inform
ed of the manner in which I meant to pro. through the Captain's publication, we will lieutenant of the company. Thae he was take it up sentence by sentence, and de one of my candidates, is falli. I did
ceed. It is not true that I " appeared tect and expose its misreprefeniations as not know, previous to the misering, that
with a written harar gue and resolutions rewe proceed.
I had no harangue he was to be a candidaie, and thereiore did
lating 10 C. Fiolt.'
written, nor bui one resolution, and ihat The captain begins with a faife insinua.
did not even rention C. Holt. The res. tion, which grows into a direct ucuruch, however, I was perfeElly satisfied.
olution of disapprobation and censure, towards ihe close of his publication, where Next follow a string of fallheods – It is which palled unanimously, was not forma he expressly says thai I wrote the commu. not true that "the election was hurried ed until towards the close of the meeting. nications concerning him in the Balance on in an irregular and illegal manner ;"
It is not true that my address to the comand Gazeite. That I wrote the commu nor is it true that "the spirit and exulta
pany was “couched in terms of fallhood." nication of " Corporal Trim,” I shall not tion of party openly displayed it felt."
I slated plain facts ; and challenged the deny ; but that I wrote or saw the com The election was either made a party-busi captain to deny them : Nay, I offered in munications in the Gazeite, before they ness, or it was not. if it was not, ihen
prove every syllable that I advanced, il be were publisheid, is not true.
the faldhood stands good againit Holi; but even dared to contradict me. I accused Without pretending to doubt the noble
if it was, and the tecleraliits were the him of conduct beneath the character of a
lirongelt, why did they not dieâ John T. Captain's word, I would humbly beg leave
soldier or a man ; and he was unable to Lacey, a federalill, as their captain, and detend himself. to ask, who nominred “ C. Hole (who
This was done in the had bürne a commision in Conneciicut 1) Iroject. M. Jenkins, jan. a repriblican ? || presence of about thirty men, who witnel
Or it the republicans were the strongest, fed with what conscious guit, he sunk unas an oficer of ihe new company of in how in the name of wonder could such a der the imputation. fentiy ?" The question is casily answered, and if the capain is not in fear of be.
person as Croswell is described to be, have With the remainder of the captain's
such astonishing influence with them? ing" degraded," he had better falisty
publication I have nothing to do. Enough those incredulous people who wish to be
Surely, Holt has a very curious mode of has been said to shew that his conduct, in
complimenting his brother republicans. convinced of every thing, before they be.
the affair in question, has been base, mean lieve. Bades, if it hould appear the the One question more for the worthy cap.
and detestable; and that the public may captain not only vored for bimself and ob. cain. 11 “ the authors and founders of
know with what" harmony and effect," the tained a commillion for himseii, but also the association," Confiderei it completely
brave man prosecutes his undertaking, it nominaled bimleli, who would not envy disolvet, by the event of this election.
be proper to mention, that he is una: bim his sword and cock'd hai ? how did it happen that one Charles Holi.
ble to enlist a company. Men of his own It is not true that the “ number of al
(who boalis et having been one of those li party who belonged to the association, derfociators' was " nearly complete," when
founders"; accepted his appoiriment, as
pise him, and condemn his conduct. one of the commitee to take measures to To prevent any further altercation with H. C. " was unfortunately suffered to sign the articles.” This circumstance is of no
procure che con millions of the elected regard to fails, I have to add, that every consequence ; but it is a falfood, and oflicers, and to draw up roles for the iu. ihing material in this fatement, and in ihe
communication of ". ture regulation of the company ? Holt did adds one to the number. I therefore noie
Corporal Trim,” is it.
accept this appointment, and atiually told susceptible of the moft ample and satisfac
me the next day that he had spent the tory proof. I am proud to confess that I did declare whole morring in running about to attend
HARRY CROSWELL. my intention to oppole the election of C.
to the business. As a further proof that Holt. . But it is not true that I endeavor.
6 An apology is due to the readers of he accepted the appoiniment, every one of ed to enlist others into my views.
the Balance, foi occupying so large a share the company know, that he prelented a
set of rules of his own drawing ai the next The next sentence is so gross, so palpa.
of this paper, with matier vrinteresting to bly false, that, even coming from Charles meeting, and contended againit diffelving
a great portion of them. We think, bow. Holt, it excites some surprize.
ever, after such a complete display of the the association. That affertion inay there
character and conduct of C. Hort, it will determined (says Holt) rather than see a fore be scored down as a talihood.
be almoít needless to ever mention him or republican at the head of an institution, to It is not true that the Council of Ap. | his productions again. His falfhoods will prevent and destroy it." It would be
pointment received due information not be believed; it will, therefore, be supposed, by this, that he meant to be un and a legal report from a proper officer } annecessary to refute them.
" It was
plans for th: future regulation of their 7. The Publication of every little Book
day, look forward, in the momen s of re Wickelne's, or the Sertiriousness of it, agricultural,
flection, to some distant time, when they and the like that conftitures the Crime. design to treat lite as a serious ihing.
C. How can that be, when I have heard Sensualists flatter themíelves that, afier a my neighbour, Farmer Jones, infift upon EXTRACT
few more years of indulgence, they will ll, that he hall often heard my Lord Judge FROM A FRENCH BUOK, ENTITLED, break the tatal enchaniment and live as
upon the Bench declare, that the Jury had " THE FARMER, POCKET DICTIONARY.”
becomes rational beings. The rich man nothing to do either with die Malice, the i of even threescore, whose whole soul has, Falthood, the Wickedness, or the Sedition
through a long life, been absorbed in con. of it, that that was all forin, and they YOR PREPARING WHEAT TO BE SOWN ON stant and eager efforts to accumulate
were only to find whether the Defendant POOR AND SANDY LAND.
wealth, says lometimes in his heart, "I did publish it?
worldly cares, and will employ a sma!! ter Faimer Jones never could say any AKE twelve or thirteen
remnant of my days in securing my title such thing. pounds of wheep's dung, which boil, dregs to the unlading inheritance."
C. The Former did say so, and I am and all, in a good deal of water, Dilloive
Thus people lull themselves with inel pofive of it. three or four pounds of salt petre, and
fectual resolves and hollow promises : on 7. Then let us reason the matter tointule in this pickle, for eight hours, a
the altar of deceit, they make their obla. geiner, bushel of new wheat. Dry it in an airy
C. With all my heart. uons of vain incense, such as the grea:
I long to hear Re place, not much exposed to the sun.
tragic poet calls “limber vows." There your opinion, as the affwir seems to be of peat this operation several times, and low
is always a fallacy in resolves of amend. great consequence. your grain thinly."
ment, when some future time is aligned 7 As you have ulien been upon a ju. The author afferts, that, “ from expe for beginning the work. Whoever are ry, I fuppute you have nia forgot that it is rience it is known, titat every grain of the unwilling to give attention to the business always culinary for the Jury to cake an prepared feed produces leven or eight f felt-correction, to day, cannot be liat Oab vetore the Tiial ? Italks at least, and each ot those lla: ks pro cere in resolving to attend to it hereafter ; C. I remember it well,
But the con. duces ears of more than fifty grains of because, if pofluling the same dispositions, ients of the oati. I do not now perfectly le. coin in eich : that grain thus prepared, their repugnance will be as great and their colle&t. starts sooner, than when sown in the usual objections as strong, to-morrow,
7. luis his : The jury swear, that they methods : that it grows thick and large year, or at any future time, as they are wiil well and truly try the fiue between but ought to be sown thinner than usual : du prelent. Accordingly, the Book, that che Kirg and the Detrodant, and a true chat grain, produced from feed thus pre teaches Wisdon, folemnly exhorts and verdict give, accorüing to the evidence. pared, is not liable to blali, to smui, or commands the children of men to seek her C. Tms oath icems to be a very serious mildew, as unprepared grain." NOW.
1 due atention to this oath depend the file ! liberty, and property of every Englili
ñan. ozonitorial Department.
C. Pray what do you mean by the illue?
7. I mean, Sir, that care which the To aid the cau: e of virtue and religion. [The flowing curious publication, is copied from a
parties have agreed to reler to the jury's London paper, printed in the year 1770
consideration.; and which is reduced in 0 Edit. Bal.]
a legal proper torm. But left you may not FOR THE BALANCE.
comprehend ii clearly, I will give you're A DIALOGUE
fubftance of the proceedings, whereby you
will be the bestur abie io judge what is THE FOLLY OF PROCASTINATION.
Between a Couniry Farmer and a Jury meant by the word ifile. You must ob
man, on the subject of Libels. ferve then, that the Attorney Gereral fe's ! • Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise,
forih, in the information he exhibits d. He who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting s:ay
gainst the defendani, that he did, on fuch!
C. Till the whole stream that stopt him shall be
RAY what is a Libel ?
a day, publish a talie, scandalen,co!!!
dirious libel, tbe tenor whereut is as fol. gone, 7. A little Buok.
lows. And then le iranlıubes the pati Which runs, and as it runs, forerer sliall run on,"
('. Is then use Publication of this lisele or book he complains et urbatim and il. COWLEY. Bock criminal ?
eratim, and purs such conftruétions i'r? 7. No.
it, by muendoes, as he disks k?" ": ? ( Why then
upon to try answer has pui pole. To this the delerde HERE is nothing in which he Defindant, for publishing a L bel, ant pleads, that he is no prilog in 170 people are frequently decive and chear which you say is a Intle Buok, it it was ner and trim as she informei in firs; welves, than in their purposes and gol criminal ?
and puts himielt opun the country. Add