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be given of Louisiana by the commiffa. ber, 1800) the debtor shall be entitled to ries of France to thole of the United an order on the treasury of the United States.
Siates in the manner prescribed by the ('The following Convention was omitted last week Article IV. It is expressly agieed, that third article. for want of room.] the preceeding articles thall comprehend Article VII. The
fame agents shall no debis but such as are due to citizens of
likewise have power, CONVENTION,
the United States, who have been and are the documents, to examine the claims yet creditors of France, for supplies for which are prepared for verification, and to
embargoes and prizes made at lea, in certify those which ought to be admitted by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
which the appeal has been properly lodg. || uniting the necessary qualifications, and
ed within the time mentioned in the said not being comprised in the exceptions FRENCH REPUBLIC.
convention, 8b Vendemaire ninth year contained in the present convention. (3011 September, 1800.)
Article VIII. The same agent shall like. The President of the United States of Article V. The preceeding articles lhall wile examine the claims which are not America, and the firft Consul of the apply only, first, to captures of which prepared for tiquidation, and certify ill French Republic, in the name of the the council of prizes shall have ordered writing those which in their judgment French people having by a treaty of this restitution, it being well understood that ought to be admitted to liquidation. date terminated all difficulties relative to the claimant cannot have recouse to the Article IX. In proportion as the debts Louisiana, and established on a solid foun- United States otherwise than he might mentioned in these articles shall be admit. dation the friendship which unites the two have had to the government of the French ted, they shall be discharged with interest nations, and being desirous, in compli- | Republic, and only in case of insufficien. at fix per cent, by the treasury of the U. ance with the second and fifth articles of cy of the captors ; 2d, the debts men. nited States. the convention of the 8th Vendemaire, tioned in the said fifth article of the con- Article X. And that no debt which ninth year of the French Republic (30th vention contraced before the 8ih Vende. shall not have the qualifications above Sept. 1800) to secure the payment of the maire, an. 9. (30th September, 1800) the mentioned, and that no unjust and exorbi. fums due by France to the citizens of the payment of which has been heretofore
tant demand may be admitted, the comUnited States have respectively nominated
claimed of the actual government of mercial agent of ihe United States at Par. as plenipotentiaries, that is to say : the France, and for which the creditors have a is, or such other agent as the minister plePresident of the U. States of America, | right to the protection of the United potentiary of the United States ihall by and with the advice and consent of States ; the said 5th anicle does not com. think proper to nominate, shall alliit at their Senate, Robert R. Livingston, min. prehend prizes whose condemnation has ihe operations of the bureaus, and co-opilter plenipotentiary, and James Monroe, been or shall be confirmed; it is the ex. erate in the examinations of the claims ; minister plenipotentiary and envoy extra- press intention of the contracting parties and if this agent thall be ot opinion thai ordinary of the Said states, near the gov. not to extend the benefit of the present any debi is not completely proved, or it ernment of the French Republic; and convention to reclamations of American e shall judge that it is not compriled in the First Consul, in the name of the citizens, who shall have established houses The principles of the fifth article above French people, the citizen Francis Bar. of commerce in France, England or oth- mentioned, and if not withftanding his 0. be Marbois, minister of the public treasu- er countries than the United States, in pinion, the bureaus established by the ry : who, after having exchanged ibeir partnership with foreigners, and who by French Government should think that it fall powers, have agreed to the following that reason and the nature of their com- ought to be liquidated, he shall transmit articles.
merce ought to be regarded as domiciliated his observations to the board established by Article I. The debis due by France to in the places where such houses exift. All the United States, who, without remov. the citizens of the United States, contract- agreements and bargains concerning mer. ing documents, shall make a complete ex. ed before the 8th of Vendemaire, ninth chandize which shall not be che property amination of the debt and vouchers which year of the French Rcpublic (301h Sept. of American citizens, are equally excep. support it, and report the result to the 1800) shall be paid according to the lol. red from the benefit of the said covention, minister of the United States. The min. lowing regulations, with imereft at fix | saving, however, w such persons their ister of the United States shall transmie his per cent. to commence from the period claims in like manner as it this treaty had observations, in all such cales, to the min. when the accounts and vouchers were not been inade.
ister of the treasury of the French Repub. prelenied to the French government. Article VI. And that the different quer. | lic, on whose report the French govern
Article II. The debts provided for by tions which may arise under the preceeding ment shall decide definitively in every the preceding articles are those whose re. article may be fairly investigated, the case. sult is comprised in the conjeciural note ministers plenipotentiary of the United The rejection of any claim fhall have annexed to the present convention, and States Phall name three persons, who shall no other effect than to exempt the United which, with the intereft, cannot exceed act from the present and provisionally, States from the payment of it, the French the sum of twenty million of Francs. and who shall have full power to examine, government reserving to itsell the right to The claims comprised in the said note without removing the documents, all the decide definitively on such claim so far as which tall within the exceptions of the accounts, of the different clairns, already it concerns itself. following articles, snall not be admitted | liquidated by the bureaus established for Article XI. Every necessary decision to the benefit of this provision.
this purpose by the French Republic, and shall be made in the course of a year, to Article III. The principal and interest to ascertain whether they belong to the commence from the exchange of ratifica
. of the faid debts shall be discharged by classes designated by the present conven. tions, and no reclamations shall be admit. the United States, by orders drawn by tion and the principles established in it, or ted afterwards. their minifter plenipotentiary on their if they are not in one of its exceptions and Article XII. In case of claims for debis treasury ; these orders shall be payable on their certificate, declaring that the debt contracted by the government of France üsty days after the exchange of ratifica. is due to an American citizen, or his rep. with citizens of the United States since the tions of the treaty and the conventions retentative, and that it exifted before the 8th Vendemiare, ninth year, (30th Sepfinned this day, and after possession shall 8th Vendemaire, 9th year (30th Septem-licember, 1800) not being compriled in this
convention, may be pursued, and the not hesitate to express our doubts of their the United States, against the ratification of payment demanded in the same manner as correetness.
the treaty with France, by which we were if it had not been made.
In expressing these doubts it will be re. to become poflefled of Louisiana. Article XIll. The present convention collected, we stated our reasons for with- The only reason affigned by the Spanish Thall be ratified in good and due form, and holding our own affent and for cautioning miniller for this step, so far as we are ad. the ratifications thall be exchanged in fix others not to make up their minds on the viled, was—that the principal condition months from the date of the fignatures of subject ; and we believe, that with the of the creary of St. Ildephonio, on which the ministers plenipotentiary, or sooner if knowledge then possessed there were few Spain ceded Louisiana, &c. to France, poffible.
who did not confider the idea of opposition had not been complied with by the latter IN FAITH OF WHICH, the respec. by Spain to our acquiring Louisiana as ri. power. tive Ministers Plenipotentiaries have sign. diculous in the extreme.
Our flrictures That condition was, that France should ed the above articles both in the French and were offered solely on a dispation..ce view procure the King of E.ruria to be recog. English languages, declaring nevertheless of former and present circumiances; in- nized as fuch by all the powers of Europe. that the prelent treaty has been originally tormation from the seat of government Such, we are informed, is the substance agreed on and written in the French lan- could alone deterinine the juftice of them, of the remonftrance to our governmeni guage; to which they have hereunto affix. and having received that information we and as such we must pronounce it a very ed their seals.
hasten to lay it before our readers, as well frivolous pretext for preventing the accomDone at Paris, the tenth of Floreal, for a correction of the opinions we lazuid.plishment of a measure in which Spain elevenih year of the French Republic, ed as to prevent the affair being represent. I had no voice, nor any right to interfere. 30th April, 1803.
ed in a more alarming light than facts was. The grievanie complained at had arilen BARBE MARBOIS.. rant.
out of unforseen events in Europe-the ROB. R. LIVINGSTON.
There have been many rumours in cir. war between France and England was an JAS. MONROE.
culation for a week past respecting the con- effe&tual bar to the recognition of the King du&i Spain meant to pursue in regard to the of Etruria by the latter, but that the Unite cefsion o! Louisiana to the United States- ed S:aits should suffer on that account
all however tended to create a belief that would indeed be a phenomenon in politics FROM THE EVENING POS7.
she was unfriendly to the measure ; which no man would be inclined to wit
though we had formed an opinion, we hef. ness who has a respect for our dignity and We were informed a few days since that
itated to express it, until ihe appearance standing as an independent nation. the Marquis de Casa Yrujo had deposited of she letter from Cadiz. The part of that We are further informed, that the rein the office of state a formal protest agaiaft letter most interelling to the people of this monstrance trom the Spanish minister had the Treaty of Louisiana, warning ihe Uni.
country was the asiention thai Spain meant been transmilled by the President to the ted States against accepting the surrender
to remonftrate against our taking effec-Senate some time previous to the ratificaof that territory from the French. Althat
tive steps in the Louisiana treaty--know. tion of the treaty with France : it appears time we had published an extract of a leting :
to have had no weight with that body, in ter from Cadiz, ftating that a sudden uit. That the treaty between France and preventing the ratiñication of the treaty, change in politics had arisen, in conse
Spain, by which the latter ceded Loui. nor can it be considered by any one as merquence of the conduct of Bonaparte, to.
fiana to the former, had been actually iting any more than ordinary 'notice, wards Spain, in the sale of Louisiana to the
and formally ratified. United States, and that she had remonstrat.
2d. That the Spanilh king's order for de. ed to the First Consul upon this head with
livering that country to the authorised a vigor and energy that was not to be exFrench agent, had been transmiled to
5alance Closet. pected from a governinent generally lup- the Spanish officers at New Orleans. posed to be subservient to the will of
We conceived it ridiculous to suppose France. A few days after, we saw it rid. chat Spain should afterwards pretend to diciculed and contradicted by the editor of the
Captain Holt's publication, last week noticed in tate to France what she mould do with
the Balance, has appeared in the Aurora Borealis, Aurora, as not having the least foundation territory bonafide her own property. Not
of Albany, in truth. Now this same fellow is the first
by desire," probably of the captair: withstanding, however, ihe evident ab.
himself. to come forward and confirm what but a
surdity of such a step, we find by our ad. few days before he had over and over giv- vices from Wahington that the Spanish
HIGH IIBELS OF DEMOCRACY ! en the lie to. Read the following :- miniller did remonstrate to our govern. ment against the ratification of the treaty
The triumph of Democracy in New Jersey, lias FROM THE AURORA. with France. So far, therefore, we were
been nade the subject of a song headed in great letmistaken in our notice of the letter from ters “ Lambert & Liberty, forever !”-tune, lun. LOUISIAN A. Cadiz. That part of the letter which
kee Dolle ; and the chorus ends with strongly infinuates an intention on the part “ Push about the brimming cup, Opposition on the part of Spain to the rat. of Great Britain to interfere against the • Of jorum, gin, or brandy." ification of the treaty of purchase of United States, according to the Ictters Louihana, concluded between the Unifrom Washington deserves no credit what.
The President's official paper, says, ted States and the French government. ever.
“ The receipts of the Treasury are In the Aurora of Saturday last and again We regret that we have not yet receiv- beyond calculation, and equal to the in our paper of yesterday, we offered fome ed details of the proceedings at Washing- or wants of the government.' ftri&tures, on a publication in the Phila. ton, the facts, however, we are pofleffed ladeiphia Gazette ; we mean the extract of
Ergo-the wants of the government are beyond of, we beleieve to comprize the principal
calculation. a letter from Cadiz. The statement in that points of interest to the reader. They letter appeared lo improbable, both as ref. are :....
Very few live according to their own choice : al. peete Spanish European affairs and her The minister of the king of Spain deliv.
most every one is placed in his present condition. political situation in America, that we did li ered a remonftrance to the government of li by causes beyond his foresight and controul.
HAVING had repeated allu
persons engaged to take the foundings of || tared hardly ; but you are generally dres, the several waters, and to run the lines and fed with elegance, and have not only the levels across, have already nearly com- conveniences, but many of the delicacies pleted the uppermolt line of the route, ex- of life. They were compassed with a tending from Frenchtown upon Elk River, wilderness, with wild beasts and favage to Christiana creek and New Callle, so men. But you dwell amidst cultivated that a choice of excellent situations present and pleasant fields, orchards and gardens,
themselves: the highest ground on this and have nothing to fear from either. In agricultural.
route is a certained to be 78 feet above the their times the ways were unoccupied: A level of the tide, at about which height the folitary path, through a dreary swamp or
fummit level of the canal may be run for wood, led to their humble cottages. But E X TRACT.
some distance across the middle ground to your roads are broad and smooth, and your defcend by locks at eaclı; and an ample houses large and elegant. They had every
fupply of water may be had for this pur. thing to do, but their means were small. LETTER
pole at a sufficient elevation and near to the You have boules builded, wells digged, ON THE CULTURE OF TARTARY OATS.
Canal, from the waters of Chriftiana or gardens planted, orchards and trees of vas
Whire Clay Creek, or Elk River, and the nous fruits prepared to your hands. They Addrefjed to the Secretary of the Agricul- || Canal iteli be cut without obstructions were under great disadvantages for school.
tural Society of Bolton-and publish- l trom stone, deep digging, or any expen. ing their children, not only on account of ed by order of faid Society.
live work; the whole distance will rol be their low circumstances, but of their dilmore than about 13 miles.
tance from each other, and of the danger
of children's travelling so far through 66
groves and swamps ; but you have diftin
guishing advantages to get wisdom your. rances and several proofs of the advanta.
ielves and to school your children. Your geous culture of Tartary oats, I have made trial of one I sowed last
advantages, in these respects, are much
John BAPTIST AVeilhe, of Charlesspring five and a half, and I have reaped
greater now than they were at the time of ton S. C. has obtained a patent for a ma
There was then fixty five measured bulhels.
my settlement with you.
but one school house within the limits of very bad order : and I could not
ter, to the depth of 10 or more feet, or in the parish. Now you have eight fchool. dress it as it ought to h ve been done, as I was just come to the farm, and could pletely removing them.
any other situation, and blowing and com- | districts, and the jame number of school.
pletely removing them.“ With the la. ll houses, generally commodious and well procure but very little dung. I consider bour of two men it will execute more in
built." oat straw a great advantage, because catile
one day than 50 men withoutit. The men are very fond of it, and often prefer it to
not compelled to go into the water, hay. The talk of these oats is very tall, and therefore it can be uled in winter as and of fubfance enough to support a
well as summer.” heavy top, many of which I have counted,
Miscellany. The above-person has also invented a and on one stalk have had 146 kernels.
Horizontal Windmill, adapted to the The usual quantily of oats railed in these
FOR THE BALANCE. grinding of grain, &c. &c. parts on one acre, is from twenty-five to thirty bushels. I lowed live bulls and a half; but four are quite suficient.
REFLECTIONS, If you will plealeto ly this before the
FROM A DISTANT SUBSCRIBER.
SBonitorial Department. Society, 1 hall etcem it a favour. They will judge of the propricty of recommend
ANY and various are the du. ing this sort of oats or not.
To aid rhe cause of virtue and religion. ties incumbent on females- each cay I am, very respectully,
brings with it new scenes, and of confe. Şir, THE LAND OF “ STEADY HABITS."
quence new opportunities of doing good. Your most humble forvant,
Shall woman, because she has a more fle:). WILLIAM MARTIN.
der frame, less bodily strength, and nerves [The following extract from Doctor Trumbull's of a more delicate texture than the oppo. WILLIAM ERVING, Esg.
Century Sermon,” while it gives a very pleas. site sex, conclude to see herselt dwo a Secretary to the Agricultural Society.
ing account of the increase of population and ulelels member of society ? No.-Ruher the progress of improvements, in a village in a
let these considerations ftimulate her 10 neighbouring state, is recommended to the serious
augment her value, by adding to the pow. notice of wealthy people in certain wealthy ers of her mind. Wha: bas ihe to fear,
towns, where not a single public building, for the Improucinents.
who has ever siaintained an unblemited use of schools, is to be seen.
character ? --Conscicus of her own inna. Edit. Bal.]
cence and integrity, the may proceed with E X TRACT.
undaunted feps, in the paths of piety and 66
rectitude. Let her not fail to fuftain the CHESAPEAK AND DELAWARE CANAL.
OUR ancestors were few in feeble minded, and the sender hearted;
number, (ipeaking of the village of Eaft- recall the wandering, and confirm the wa. PREPARATIONS continue
Haven, Connecticut,) but you are now vering.-Let her not be ashamed to encour. made for the commercement of a canal increased to about tourteen hundred fouls. age virtue, nor afraid, with decent and from the Chesapeak to the Delaware. The | They were cloathed and fed coarsely and becoming boldness, to look vice out of
countenance. Let her, by her wisdom | mations, and manifeftoes, and resolutions, 11 it began and end in monarchy. And it and prudence, confirain those around to all the pamphlets and picarone publica. will also establish the point that no huma. acknowledge her not inferior to what she | Lions--in thort, all the contents of the ingenuity or devices can prevent it ; for was designed for--and while she thus fills || lumber room of the rights of man--Abbe every thing which human cunning unconup her days, with increasing daty and | Sieves's plans and pigeon-holes among troled by conscience could do, they did to usefulness, the winds and forms of envy is the rest, are dragged forth by BONAPARTE prevent it. and malice, will rise in vain ; her foun- and trundled “ en masse" into the cacato- See then what it has come to with the dation is a rock.
rium of despotism, while the mob who people of France. The whole of that im. MATILDA. massacred the amiable King and three mil. mense and glorious country contains near
lions of their fellow citizens to the tune of thirty millions of people, people too in Vive la Republique, now dance round the general of a goodly nature, -borne away ruins they have made to the tune of Vive as before a mountain torrent by an execra. le Roi.
ble fa&tion, have seen their sovereign, one Selcaco. A retrospetive consideration of the con.
of the best that ever reigned in any counduct of the revolutionists will go a great
try, with his queen and eldest son, murFROM THE CHARLESTON COURIER. way, indeed almost the full length of el
dered, and his whole family driven into tablishing two points, of which every one
exile to make way for what ? Why anothTHE most majeftis fpeétacle which who holds jult opinions of the nature of
er monarch ! Let Venice, Pavia, Befanco, the human eye can dwell upon, and the
man must already be convinced. One, || Jaffa, the burning sands of Egypt, and his most interesting to a well constituted hat unitorm experience shows a democrat
military hospital there ; let the suppresheart, is a great man itanding with in c revolution must end in tyranny : the
sion of civil liberty and the freedom of the flexible fortitude under a heavy load of calamity. As specimens of truie teroism, I made, or cunningly contrived, can preoher, that no provisions, however boldly press; the prodigal waste of the public
money on a family of prositutes, rogues, the military feais of ALEXANDER Or CE- vent it. For we shall see ihat the Revolu.
and cut-throats-let those cell what fort. SAR fade in comparison with the dying of ionists, from firit to laft, were lo persuad
But let us, good readers, let us be supSOCRATES or LUCAN.-The achievment let of the first point, that they left nothing of the Duke of MARLBOROUCH, glorious
et of the first point, that they left nothing | posed, like Hamlet, to be holding up ewo undone to prevent a return to monarchy ;
pictures to the conscience (milien French, as they were, less exciie the adıniration
and acted upon the principle, that in order and Thewing them the difference between of a discerning mind than the playful for. to give their democracy a chance for being
what they have defroyed, and what they titude of Sir Thomas More upon the fecure, it was neccfTary to obliterale every
have erected to destroy themselves in rescaffold. And, exclusive of all his deler veftige of the old order of things. Hence
Between the Bourbons, and table qualities, how contemptible does the they were not content with changing the
" This vice of Kings usurper BONAPARTE appear, when com- government; they changed every thing; “ 'This cut-purse of the Empire and the rule, pared with Louis 18:h. The one with
and carried this plan fotar as to leave noth- “ That from a shelf the precious diadem stole ihe stolen power of an empire, trembling ing, from the most simple, unimportant “ And put it in his pocket.” like a thief, with apprehension for the ul municipal regulation, up to the great and
[To Be CONCLUDED) timate consequences of his usurpation, awful inftitutions of religion itell, unal. and influenced by " the cruel policy of || ered; and even to attentpt (alas ! they fear," committing every madness and ev
were in fome degree fuccefstu!) a revolu. ery crime-the other, deserted and de- tion in the mind of man. Their monar. fenceless, bereft of power, stripped of all archy, their nobles, their religion, their but his honor, spurning him with dignified priests; the geographical divisions and disdain, scorning his proffers and bis pow. nomenclature of their country, their er, and looking down upon him
churches, and even their calendar, were As some tall cliff, whose high exalted head expunged as clean away as if they bed Casts a black shade upon the waves below
never exifted, and at infinite pains new And frowns upon the surge that works its ruin. ones put in their place; so far as posible
Congress of the Union. to esfuce every onjeét which by the air ci“One is interested (says an admired ation of jieas, could lead to a recollection
LOUISIANA. writer) that beings made for suffering of any thing that had been before. This should suffer well" -There are few who li thewed thein to be diabolically ingenious In the Senate, on ve 22d O&. agree. do not feel chis— few that will not own in their new rudiments of destruction, ably to notice given by Mr. Breckenridge that the dignity of human nature has lon l deeply versed in the knowledge of the bu. on the preceding day, he had leave to nothing, but acquired much by the forti. tude of the House of CAPET, under irs |--this thewed that they were convinced,
man heart, and skilful in ruin and villainy bring in a bill, “ To enable the President
---this shewed that they were convinced, of the U. S. !0 lake poffeffion of the terparalleled sufferings.
that the mischiet they were accomplishing litories ceded by France to the U. S. The proposals of BONAPARTE to Louis | by wickedness was of a kind that could by the treaty concluded at Paris, on the the 18th, and the answers to it, which not stand up against the principles of spee. 30th day of April lan.” The bill is in bave given rise to what we have said a. dy di solution it contained within itlelf; the following words, and was ordered to bove, may be considered as one of the but by a perpetration of that wickedness, pals to the second reading :most important, inftructive and interesting and a toial exrinction of all sense of the “ Be it enacted by the Senate and house transactions, which the history of the past in the public mind. In short it shews of representatives of the United States of world affords. Never did the doctrine of ivat they were of the same opinion all America, in Congress assembled, That the insurrection, rebellion, revolution, rights men who know the history of mankind President of the United Siates he, and he is of man, king-cashiering, and king kit. must entertain, viz. that the democratic hereby authorized to take possession of, and ling, get such a thunder stroke. Be- revolution they had effected would, like a occupy the territories ceded by France to hold !-All the declarations, and procia. running in a circle, come round to where the United States by the yeary concluded
at Paris on the goch day of April last, be- mittee of Ways and Means so much of the whether you will not forthwith make luch tween the two nations ; and that they may Meffage as relates to appropriating 60 mil. temporary provisions for the preservation, for that purpose, and in order to maintain lions of francs, and making provision for in the mean while, of order and tranquili
. in the said tcrritories the authority of the the payment of the demands of our citizens (ty in the country, as the case may require. United States, employ any part of the ar. on the French government.
TH: JEFFERSON. my and navy of the United S:ates, and of On agreeing to the first proposition of
" Etober eift, 1803." the force authorized by an act passed the Mr. Randolph, a debate on the constitu.
The message, together with a resolution ad day of March lait, entitled - An a& tionality and expediency of the Treaty was
That provision ought to be made for car. directing a detachment from the militia of coinmenced by Mr. G. Griswold of New.
rying into effe&t the Treaty,” &c. were the United States, and for erecting certain York, who questioned its confticutionali.
retered to a committee of the whole for arsenals,” which he may deem necessary : ty on the grounds, that the Constitution
he ensuing Monday. And so much of the fam appropriated by did not authorise an extension of the territhe said act, as may be neceflary, is here- tory of the United States, and that, in vi.
CONSTITUTION.MENDING. by appropriated tor the purpose of carrying olation of the Constitution, the Treaty In the House of Representatives, on this ad into effect; to be applied under
gave a prelerence to ships of Spain and the 20th Oct. the propofitions amendatory the direction of the President of the United France entering the ports of Louisiana o. of the constitution of the U. S. were re. Siates. ver the Atlantic ports.
ferred to a committee of seventeen, comSect. 2. And he it further enacted, That Thele were the principal grounds of ob. posed of one member from each flare. until Congress fhall have made provisionjection, and were urged by Mefirs. G. Same day, on motion of Mr. Hager, a for the timporary government of ihe laid Grilwold, Jos. Lewis, Griffin, Purviance, proposition for adding the following territories, all the military, civil and judi. Thatcher, R. Griswold, and Dana ; and clause to the constitution of the U. 5.1 cial powers exercised by the officers of the repelled by Mefirs. J. Randolph, Elliot,
was referred to the above committee. existing government of the fame, shall be Sanford, Smilie, Crowningshield, Nichol. " That the state legillatures shall, from velled in such person or persons, and shall fon, Rodney, and Mitchell. The debaie time to time, divide each state into dis. be exercised by and in such manner as the
did not close till about 8 o'clock in the tricts, equal to the whole number of Sen. President of the United States thall di- evening, when the question was taken on
ators and Representatives from such staió ject." the several motions of Mr. Randolph, and
in the Congress of the United States; and In the Houle of Reprelentatives, on the carried by great majorities. The commit.
thall direct the mode of choosing an elector tee then role and reported the resolutions ; 24th Oct. the following resolution was
of President and Vice-President in each of moved by Mr. R. Grilwold, and lost, which were immediately considered by the the said distri&ts, who shall be chosen by
House. after considerable debate - Yeas 57, Nays,
citizens having the qualifications requisite
On the first resolution, being a declara59
for ele£tors of the most numerous branch Resolved, that the President of the U. tion that it was expedient to pass the neces
of the state legislature, and that the districts nited States be requested to cause to be laid
fary laws to carry the Treaty into opera- so to be constituted, shall confift, as near. before this House, a copy of the be.
ly as may be, of contiguous territory and tween the French republic and Spain, of were Yeas 90–Nays 25.
of equal proportion of population, except the first of O&tober 1800, together with a
The question was then put on the two where there may be detached portion of copy of the deed of cellion from Spain exother resolutions ; as above stated, and
territory, not of itself sufficient to form a carried without a division. ecuted in pursuance of the same treaty con
district, which then shall be annexed) veying Louisiana to France, (if any such In the Houle of Representatives, on some other portion neareft thereto; which deed exifts ;) also copies of such corres.
the 22nd. Ox. the lollowing message was district, when fo divided, shall remain un. pondence between the government of the received from the president :
altered until a new census of the United United States and the government or min- " In my communication to you, of the States shall be taken." ifter ot Spain (if any such correspondence 17th instant, I intormed you that Conven
IMPEACHMENT. has taken place) as will show the assent or Lions had been entered into, with the gov. A committee was appointed to prepare dislent of Spain to the purchase of Louisia- ernment of France, for the cession of Lou.
articles of impeachment against John Pickna by the United States,--together with isiana to the United States. These, with lering, judge of the district court of Newcopies of such other documents as may be the advice and consent of the Senate, hav.
Hampshire, for high crimes and misde. in the department of state, or any other de. ing now been ratified and my ratification partment of this government tending to al exchanged for that of the Firft Conful of cer:ain whether the United States have, in France in due form, they are communicat. fact, acquired any title to the province of ed to you for consideration in your legifla. Louisiana by the treaty with France, of tive capacity. You will observe that some the 30th of April, 1803.
important conditions cannot be carried in. On the 25th the houle went into com. in execution, but with the aid of the legis. mittee of the whole, on the message of the lature; and that time presses a decision on president coinmunicating the Louisiana them without delay.
Be it our weekly task, Treaty-M. Dawson in the chair.
• The ulterior provisions also suggested To note the passing tidings of the times. Mr. Randolph moved in addition to the in the fame communication, for the occupa.
> > > > >0<<coco proposition, before submitted by him, de. tion and government of the country, will claring it expedient to pass the necessary call for early attention. Such informa.
Hudson, November 8, 1803. laws for carrying the treaty into operation, tion, relative to it's government, as time two additional propofitions, the one for re. and distance have permitted me to obtain, At a fynod of the Clergy and deputy ferring to a select Committee fo much of will be ready to be laid before you within laymen of the evangelical Lutheran Church the Message as relates to the eltablishment a few days. But as permanent arrange. of the state of New York, holden at Wirof a provisional governinent over Louisia. ments for this object may require time and temberg, in the town of Rhinebeck, coun. na, and the other for referring to the Com. I deliberation, it is for your consideration ty of Dutchess, on the oth and following