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there, they, without alligning any reasons, which could come before the committee ; session, that a proposition to amend the conwill probaly vote against our calling for that subject was now' before it, and as ftitution was referred to that committee, information. The belief of Louisiana's every body must view it as a very important and the chairman, when the committee having been ceded to France, and the an and pressing one, he hoped the committee | rose, reported that they had disagreed to ticipation of those measures which would i would not rile without disposing of it. the resolution. He remembered that he probably be consequent to the cestion, Mr. S. Smith remarked that he and his | objected at the time, to that form of rehave greatly excited the sensibility of our friends must feel themselves under peculiar || porting ; the custom had before been to fellow cirizens in every part of the coun. obligation to the gentleman from South report that they had come to no resolution: try, and they have a right to be fully in Carolina (Mr. Rutledge), for suggesting to This was decided to be the correct mode. formed on this subject. Gentlemen advert them what he considered as the proper Consequently if the committee now rise, to what was done by this side of the house course in this business. I dare say, said, as the resolution of the gentleman from when papers were called for in relation to Mr. Smith, that the mode proposed by that Connecticut is under consideration, it will the treaty of London, and yet all we ask is, gentieman appears to him a very proper be a rejection of the resolution and a dethat they would now pursuc a course fim one ; and the reasons which he has stated nial of the information. ilar to what was then pursued, and take the for prefering that mode are, no doubt, very The question was taken on Mr. Smith's prefent motion into consideration without fatistałtory to him : but, sir, they are not motion that thecommittee rise, and carried ciefing our doors. The information we

lo to me. I have no doubt that that gen. in the affirmative. Tliey accordingly rose, cefire is wanted by our constituents no less tleman would be very willing to direct us and the chairman, reported, That the comthan by ourselves, and if it be withheld, they in what manner we shall conduct our ovn mittee of the whole house had, according to ought to know the grounds of the refusal. affairs ; but Sir, he will permit me to in order, had the state of the union under con.

Mr. Eustis said if the gentleman from form him that we have taken great pains to l lideration, but had come to no refolution Connecticut had inoved to go into a com. ll get the power out of the hands of that thereon. mittee of the whole, for the special purpose gentleman anid his friends, and to vejt it A motion was made to adjourn. of confidering his resolution, he should then in our own hands, and he can hardly lup Mr. Griswold called for the yeas and fuppofe that business ought to have the pose, after all this, that we will suffer

nays upon the question, which being taken, preference : But as the motion was gener- l gentlemen to direct our affairs in a dif.

the motion was not carried, Yeas 38, Nays al, he was of opinion that the business which ferent course from that which we with

51. had the priority in point of time ought to them to take. It was our intention, Sir. Mr. Dawson stated, that in conformity to have the priority in the attention of the that this relolution should not be dileuffed

the suggestion of the honourable, the Speakhouse. The resolution had never been | with open doors, and I trust gentlemen er, he held in his hand a resolution which before the house till yesterday : the mel will find that they cannot embarrass us in he begged leave to read. He read his refage of the president lád lain upon the table such a manner as to force us to relinquish | folution, which was to discharge the com. for several days. He therefore thought our purpose.

mittee of the whole on the state of the Un. the committee ought to rile in order to go, Mir. Dana. The honourable gentleman ion from

any

further consideration of the in a regular manner into a consideration ofrom Maryland (Gen. S. Smith) has ex President's message relative to shutting the tha subject.

preifcd one sentiment in which I perfe&tly l port of New Orleans. Having read his Mr. Macon (Speaker) re marked that a acquiesce. It is that he and his political resolution, he carried it up to the clerk's ta. committee of the whole house was one friends have taken great pains to obtain the ble. committee, and a committee of the whole polleífion of power.

Mr. Griswold asked if there was any such house on the fare of the union another But, Sir, permit me to express my re message before the house ? and if not, commit:ee. They were diilinet committees.

gret, that on the present occasion there whether the resolution was in order. The last was never formed for special pur. Thould be any recurrence to the distinc Mr. Speaker decided that the motion poses. He did not recolleat that this had tion of politicial parties. In del berating was not in order, and ever been done. Whereas one other com

on a fulaject which peculiarly affects the Mr. Dawson carried his reiolution back mitiee was always formed for a special i ha' tints of the wettern country, and is again to his feat. purpose. The difficuky in this case had extensively interesting to the commerce

A motion was made that the galleries arisen from refering the confidential med

and navigation of the Atlantic states, it was should now be cleared. The house divi. pipe to a committee of the whole on the

to be hoped, that the spirit of party might ded upon the question, which was carried ftate of the Union. He believed it would

be permitted to flumber. Ona queition in the affirmative by the casting vote of the he well to rise and separate the two lubjects erbracing such great concerns, so deeply || speaker, there being 41 on each side. that had been referred to the committee on imerelling to all Americans, fo seriously

The house remained with closed doors the state of the Union.

connelied with our existence as one united during the remainder of the day. Mr. Griswold could not understand nation. It is eminently desirable, that this what was said by the gentleman from house should exbibit, to our fellow citizens, Mass. (Mr. Euftis) relative to a priority of an example of unanimity. Beneficial ef.

FROM THE ALBANY CENTINEL, motion. He knew of but one motion tects to our country may be expected, if we before the commirtee. One motion had now prove to the world, by our conduct, been made, and had been decided to be out that however we may

differ on other top On Tuesday the legislature małe choice of of order. Another was then made and ics, with respect to this great object, we all Theodorus Bailey, of the county of Dutchwas now under consideration. He knew have but one will, that we all are animated ess, for Senator in Congress, in the room of but two fubje&ts which had been refer- with one foul, and, if force should ulti. o Gouverneur Morris, whose seat becomes red to a committee of the whole on the state | mately be necessary, will strike as with one vacant in March next. The votes on this of the Union ; one of these was of a public

occasion were, for Mr. Bdiley 59, for nature, and the other of a private nature. Mr. L. Morris did not agree with the John Woodworth, Esq. 57. A lubje{t of a private nature could not be | hon. fpeaker, that the cominittee of the It is generally spoken of by the members taken up by a committee fitting with open whole on the state of the union never fat of the Legislature, that Mr. Woodworth doors; 'of courle there was but one subjeet | on a special subje&t. He recollected last would have been elected, had it not been

OF FEBRUARY 4.

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for the officiousness of the A--G-following Royal Order was transcribed, I || suspicions and detect the persons engaged in his behalf. Some of his party had firm. leized the opportunity of procuring a co in this nefarious procedure, a party of perness enough to shew, by their vote, their py, and have tranflated it in a hurry, un sons surrounded ihe shop on Friday lafl. disapprobation of his coming within the der the hope that it will be acceptable to The Mop was found closed. One of the bar of the House, writing ballots at the you.

party approached near the door when he desk, and distributing them among the

“ The Minister of War has commuica- | distinctly heard the jingle of money. They members; and to thew also that they do ted to me the following" In a letter of demanded admittance--the demand not consider him a legislator, ex officio ; f the 15th inft. Don Pedro Cevallos, in not complied with the door was then or that he has any businets to attempt an forms me as follows: Whereas his majes forced open, when four men apparently

interference in elections devolving exclu. ty has ceded to the French Republic the much difmaved, were discovered; thele fively upon our representatives, until we, colony or province of Louisiana in all its

men were Compley, Dowson, Streithuff the people, thall write upon our ballots, present extent, and AS IT WAS HELD and the far-famed and well known Shock. "TURN THEN OUT."

BY THE FRENCH WHEN CEDED | ey. Many base dollars were found, to. We are told that his chagrin at Mr. TO HIS MAJESTY, I advise you gether with a number of crucibles, a quanWoodworth's defeat was such, that he

thereof, by his Royal 'order, that you | eity of the necessary ingredients for preparoffered a guinea a head for the names of

make the necessary arrangements for the || ing the metal, and all the implements tor those of his party who had pledged them

delivery of it to the French Commission coining dollars. The four persons were selves to vote for Mr. W. at a Caucus

er or commiflioners, who being duly au. then arreited and brought to Martinsburgh previoully held, and who had now proved

thorized by the government, may present || jail. treacherous. What an odious thing it is, themselves for the purpose. Which royal Their trial came on yesterday before a in the eyes of some folks, to change sides. determination I have made known to the

court of inquiry in this town, when the Captain General of Louisiana, informing court, after examining the witnesses and him at the same time, that it is his Majel. || hearing the pleadings, against and in favor ty's pleasure with respect to the regiment

of the prisoners, adjudged them to be sent of the place and the military that garrison to the district courts holden at Winchester the province, that individuals who volun. for further trial. tarily wish to remain under his majesty's

dominion, lhall, after delivering up the col. Be it our weekly task,

ony, proceed to the Havannah, where oth To note the passing tidings of the times. er posts will be allotted them. Of this I

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advise you by royal order, that you may
comply with that par: ot his royal deter-

MARRIED,
Hudson, February 8, 1803. mination which relates to you.

At Franklin, in this state, the 19th ult. Mr. God preserve you many years.

Noar 0. Caye to Miss LUCRETIA TREADWELL. The committee appointed by the legis.

SOLER, lature, for the purpole of taking into con

Minister of Foreign Affairs, fideration, the state of the treafury of this

To the Intendant of Louisiana. flate, have reported that there is due from

To Correspondents. the Treasurer to the state the sum of 33,680 Aladrid, July 30, 1802. dollars, 85 cents.-The Treasurer has re

“ A democratic prophecy of the year 1797, parily figned his office.

[We conceive the foregoing to be a ve

fulfilled, and now submitted in our brethren in the ry interesting and important document, in

western country,” is a very seasonable and imporGIDEON GRANGER

tant document and shall have a place in a ur sexi. afmuch as it confirms the apprehenfion al.

“ OBSERVER" shall occupy the first spare col" At his dirty work again.ready expressed, of the retroceslion of Lou.

umn in our poli:ical department, CONRAD I. ELMENDORF, is appointed ifiana being accompanied by a condition

Dr. ELMORE's comownication has been unavoid. Poft-Master at Kingston, in this ftate, in alarming to our rights on the Misli slippi, abiy postponed. It shall appear next week. the place of JAMES C. ELMENDORF, turn and in flagrant violation of our treaty with " SATYRICUS" shall embellish our next freuth. ed out.

his catholic majesty. The province, as * Mr. ELMENDORF (says the Kingston has been predicted, is to be given up to the paper) has uniformly discharged the du French as the French gave it to Spain ! TERMS OF THE BALANCE. ties of his office with the greatest fidelity, Hence our future participation in the use but he was a Federal Republican.' of the Mississippi will depend on the gene.

To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and fifty cents, rolity or the justice of the First Consul, a

payable in quarterly advances.

To Country Subscrivers, who receive their papers Mr. STEPHEN SALISBURY, of Worces. tenure both precarious and humiliating.

at the ofiice, Two Dollars, payable as above. cer, Mass. has subscribed Five Hundred Good God, with thele facts screaming in

To those who receive then by the mail, Two Dollars towards the relief of the sufferers the ears of our administration, will they

Dollars, exclusive of postage, payable in allvance, by the late fire in Portsmouth. have the tameness to persist in an attempt

A handsome title-page, with an Index or Table to negociate !

of Contents, will be given with the last number

of each volunie. IMPORTANT.

[Philadelphia Gazette.]

Advertisements inserted in a conspicuous and

handsome manner, in the devertiser which accoma. TO THE EDITOR.

MARTINSBURG, (P.) JAN. 14. panies, and circulates as extensively as the Balance. Extract of a letter from a gentleman

MONEY MAKERS.

Complete files of the first volume, which have

been reserved in good order for binding, are for sale at New Orleans, dated December 18,

For some time past suspicions were en.

-Price of the volume, bound, Two Dollars and fif

ty cents-unbound, Two Dollars. The whole may 1802. tertained, that base money was made in the

be sent, stitched or in bundles, to any post office in “Being present this morning at the In- || shop of a certain Streithuff near Sleepy the state, for 52 cents postage ; or to any post-of. tendant's office, when the original of the Creek, in this county. To realize these fice in the union for 78 cents.

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Remote, where strangers seldom tread ?
A woodman there enjoys his lot,

Who labours for lus daily bread.
In this lone forest wild and rude,
He earns his meal by--cutting wood.

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N the fuppofition of the truth of the scripture history of the flood, it might reasonably be expected that, altho' that event happened more than four thousand years ago, the marks of it would be plainly apparent, in the various quarters of

OON after the commencement the globe. A rain of forty days and forty

of the revolutionary war in this country, nights, constantly rushing down with a all commerce with the West-Indies being tonishing profusion and impetuosity, the obftructed, attempts were made to obtain cataracts, which is denoted by “opening

mola!Tes from the talks of Indian Corn. the windows of heaven," must have so

The corn-stalks, while full of sap, were loosed the surface of the earth as to change | ground in a mill, like apples, and the fap it almost into a fluid. The surface and e or juice that was pressed out, was boiled ven the deep beds of the earth, being thus to a syrup of the consistence of molasses, loosened and mixed with the waters, must

The subsequent supplies of sugar, by the have been driven by them, hither and capture of a large number of British Weftthither to great distances. At the same

India ships, prevented this experiment time, the " breaking up the fountains of from being carried to any considerable exthe great deep,” or opening the “ bars and tent. The sugar-maple is the indigenous doors” of the valt ocean, lo that their wa. I sweet cane of North America. If this valters were made to rush over the continents,

uable species of trees were to be raised in muít have greatly augmented and multi

nurseries and transplanted and distributed plied the ravages upon the face of the over the country, like the apple-tree, it earth.

might produce vast quantities of sugar. Now, if the history of Moses concern

There has been found another substitute ing the flood, wherein these wonderful

for the fugar-cane, which, perhaps, may circumstances are related, be true, it would prove superior to the sweet-maple. be reasonable to expect that the face of the Mr. Athard, of the kingdom of Prussia, earth should still discover the marks of a has discovered a method of making sugar most terrible convulsion. It would be from the root of the white bèet. This reasonable to expect (provided Moses gave process is said to have been already bro't a true hiftory) that there should appear, in to a high degree of perfection in Prussia ; some places, horrible precipices, consist infomuch that coarse fugar, refined sugar, ing of bare and rugged rocks piled upon molafles, &c. are now obtained in large rocks ; and, in others, frightful caverns, quantities from the white beet, and at a seemingly yawning to the centre of the much less expence than that of the sugars earth : that the soil should be utterly swept of India. As beets are easily raised, the off from some large districts, and nothing time may come, when the farmers in the be seen but barren sands, as in the deserts northern climates of this country, and elof Arabia ; and that in others, the bodies pecially those who live distant from navi. of large forefl-trees should be found under

gation, will supply themselves with sugars a rich soil and at the depth of iwenty or and molasses, from the produce of their thirty feet :—that bones of animals, which

own fields. are peculiar to warm climates, should be found in the moit frofty regions; and that there should be frequently discovered beds APHORISM.— The wrangler, the puz, of sea-Shells, in elevated fituations and at zler, the word hunter, are incapable of great distances from the waters in which great thoughts or actions.--Lavater. they were formed, &c. &c.

These and such like phenomena were, I
say, to have been expected, on the sup-
position that the scripture history of the SAMPSON, CHITTENDENCROSIVELL,
flood is true.

Warren-Street, Hudson.
Of their actual existence I shall treat in

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To him indifferent seaşons roll,

He values not the lapse of time , blc only seeks to mould his soul,

And fit it for a happier clime,
Where pain and sorrow ne'er intrude,
Where soon he'll cease from--cutting wood.

Does not this peasant happier live

Than those who “ follow wealth and fane ?" Can these bestow what peace can give,

Or raise to health the sickly frame ? He's blest indeed who poor and good Earns his brown loaf by-cutting wood.

JULIENNE. Kingston, Ulster County.

[2 lere is much point in the following epigram.]

A COCK, within a stable pent,

Was strutting o'er a heap of dung, And still as round and round he went,

The mettled courser stampt and flurg.

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Bravo ! quoth he, a decent noise,

We make a tolerable pother; But let's take care my merry boy's,

We tread not upon one another.

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Thirdly, Like the Romans they might " by the misconduet of their kings; and “ provide for twenty or thirty thousand " it is the duty of a republic to correct

“ veterans in this growing settlement. " those errors, or faults, in the adminisFOR THE BALANCE.

Fourthly, It would open a source of lu. “tration of affairs, which their former ru

" crative Commerce, for those Manufac " lers have occasioned.” ATTENTION!

“ tures which might there be consumed. I have no French maps, nor can I, at this DEMOCRATIC PROPHECY OF THE YEAR “ Fifthly, It would put it out of the moment, precisely ascertain the limits of 1797, PARTLY FULFILLED.

“ British power to encourage and let loose the former claims of the French Kings. “ the Indians ; and they have had thou confident I am, however, that those claims

“ sands of them at their command according included nearly one halt the present terri. N the New York Journal and Pat

“ to Burgoyne's proclamation, and Pick tory of the United States ; namely, almost riotic Register, of June 28, 1797, is a re.

"ering's letter at the time of his Treaty one half of the ftute of Georgia at the markable publication, which tends to throw with them.

South ; large ponioas of the states of New. light upon the politics of the present day.

“ As to Louisiana–In the first place, York and Vermont, and of the district in This publication begins in these words : " the French would be a barrier to Peru

Massachusetts, called the province of Maine, The French, if they are wise (and the " and Mexico: a sort of watch over there

at the North and East, and all the vaft * French Directory is at this moment the

mines, for the British will be so afraid,

tract of land West of the Ohio river. " wisest and most enlightened executive " after their late beatings by the French,

Exclusive of all this, the French claimed “ in the world) will never conclude a " that they would never venture to South.

all the lands within the present limits of " peace with England but upon two con. “ America, if they expected to meet a

Canada, which is fourteen hundred miles “ ditions. First, that free bottoms will “ Frenchinanthere. In the second

in length, and five hundred miles in " and shall make free goods, any thing in

breadth ; and also all the lands within the

place, * Mr. Jay's treaty to the contrary not“ withstanding."

" The common advantages of Coloni- present limits of Louisiana, which exten

sive and fertile country (according to “ zation, would make this fertile country The writer, after a number of observa

Morse's Gazetteer) is bounded East by the “ a valuable acquisition to the Republic; | Mislilippi, South by the Gulph of Mexitions upon this head, proceeds as follows :

" and might afford a convenient office to " As a second condition-France will

co, West by New Mexico, and North by

Buonaparte, or some other General,-“ have Canada and Louisiana. The first

undefined boundaries. " as Governor or President." * the British nation must grant to her; and

In order to fecure to France these im" the second the Spaniards will sell to her Thus ends the chapter of democratic mense tracts of lands, which are fufficient« for a valuable consideration. The prophecy : and it is indeed a “precious | ly extensive to support a hundred mil. * French will have Canada, because it was confeffion" --a clue, thai will lead us into lions of people, and at the same time to " taken from them unjustly, by the mil the labyrinth of the projects of the French awe and subjugate the British American " conduct of her Kings; and it is the duty | party in this country. It is plainly the colonies, the French, besides their strong “ of a Republic to correet those errors, or meaning of this writer, that the French re holds at the Northward and Eastward, “ faults in the administration of affairs | public has an undoubted right to, and began to establish about the middle of the " which their former rulers have occasion. should and will obtain actual possession of, last century, a chain of fortified posts, " ed. Secondly, More than half the pre

all the territories in North America, which from Upper Canada to the Missisippi ;" lent people are Frenchmen, good and

had been formerly claimed by the kings of thus surrounding the colonies on all sides, true ;

and ought to be as free as their France. • Canada (he expressly says) was excepting on the shores of the Atlantic, * brethren in the Commonwealth. " taken from them (the French) unjustly I and menacing their speedy subjugation.

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CONCERNING

These audacious measures of the French same, who for his gallic attachment and from the presses oppo!ed to government, awakened the jealousy and rouled the in pufillanimity was formerly recalled from must be checked, or all that is dear to man dignation of Great Britian, and caused the France by Washington ;--the same who would not be worth preserving. He said, war between the two nations, that ended advised a loan to the French direĉtory, and he had been urged to this prosecution more in 1762. In that war, the policy and en expressed an high opinion not only of the particularly by what tell' from one of the ergy of Pitt, aided by the prowess of the talents, but of the integrity of the direc Judges in his charge to the grand jury last British and Provincial troops, completely tors ;

tors ;----the same, who declared, in sub leffions. [Judge Sylvester here interrupt. triumphed. Canada and Nova Scotia stance, to the French agents, that, if their ed Mr. SPENCER. He stated, that he had, were wrested from the French : the two system of depredation upon the American in his charge to the grand jury, alluded to, Floridas were ceded to Great Britain ;

commerce were really for the interest of the turned their attention to all immoral pub. and the French government was conitrain- French republic, the people of the United lications, and had particularized “The ed to cede to Spain all its territories to States," would bear it not only with pa- Teinple of Reason,” an infamous deistical se West of the Miflillippi, together with tience, but with pleasure.

paper publithed weekly at Philadelphia ; the town of New Orleans :this cellion

By the consumate policy and redoubt.

but that he had never alluded to the was inade, the day before the preliminaries | able energy of this man, our grievances are Walp," or to any other particular paof peace were figned between France and

to be reduced, and the insulied honour of per.) Mr. SPENCER replied, that he did B:icain.

This
procedure," forsooth, the nation will be vindicated !

not lu; pofe that liis honor had done fo. must now be correcled. France must My country !

He could not believe that his honor would be inflated in the full poflefion of all her “If thou beeft she ; but , how fallin ! conduct as a certain federal judge once. foriner clays. - The French if they are how chang'u.!"

did. He then related to the court, that wise," will reclaim all the territories in

SIDNEY. talle and infamous flander about judge America, " which were taken from them

CHACE, which is believed to have origina. uujuftly by the misconduct of their kings.

ted with DUANE :--That when he entered · Like the Roinans, they might here pro

Richmond, he sent for the public prosevide for twenty or thirty thousand vete

FOR THE BALANCE.

cutor and advised him, if there was any 6. This common advantage of co

democratic printer in the city, whom they lonizacion (1.295 onr prophetic writer,) · Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice.” could get hold of, to prosecute him imwould be a valuable acquisition to the

mediately under the fedition law. But, French republic, and mignt afford a con

Mr. SPENCER faid, his motives had noth

AN ACCURATE STATEMENT OF FACTS, venient vilicero Bonaparte,---or some oth

ing to do with the question. The court er general, as governor or president."

were bound to pronounce the law. And Now I foleindly call upon the citizens Mr. 47 TORVEY:GENERAL SPENCER's

whatever might be said about freedom, lib. generally troughout the United States; I

LATE ATTACK

eriy, and rlie righ's of man, it the law was Pierrine Coull non-3000 brethr* ;? in the

as he contended, it must have its course Weile n countri, tu consider and weigh

until altered by the Legislature. thele things. Coth it be doubled, that vi

Mr. SPENCER then reviewed the authoris huve been nurled in the bolom of our

iries which he had before quoted.

He COLLEY', which inre graweri upon her vi.

IN THIS COUNTY.

said that Blackstone and Hawkins concur. tals and fastened,apon her blood ? Can it

red in the doctrine, that any one who be doubleri, it has been the zealous Written by a gentleman who was at court during the object of a party to prostrate the United wbole transaction, and who pledges himself

speaks words “ iending to scandalize the

government," who speaks “ words of con

that tbe detail is substanstially correct. Siates at the footstool of France. For

tempt of any officer of justice," or who the accomplishment of the aforemention

[CONCLUDED.] ed prophecy, Bonaparte is now " in the

publishes an obscene book, may be bound

to their good behaviour. He asked, if Mr. iulude of succesful expennent." He las obtined the celoon of LouiGania, and

CROSWELL had not published words tendR. SPENCER began his reing to scandalize the government.

If. his ultimate object it is not d. ficult to con pli bi lioung, thai he could not avoid be.

said he, a man may be bound to his good jiclure. lieving, chattbe declamation of the gentle.

behaviour merely for writing an obscene Even the lazy cowardly Spaniard, in o. men who preceded bin, was addresled

book, for which he cannot be indi&ted at bedience to the supposed dictates of France, more to the cars of the Spectators who lur

common law, is it not abfurd to say that b.gins to buifiet and spurn us. In violarounded the bar, than to the found disere.

for an indictable offence he cannot be ío tion of a folemn treaty, the ftipulated nav. tion of the court. They had made fine

bound ? A libel is an offence of a very igation of the Mifiilippi is obftruEted, and l (peeches, and travelled through the

(peeches

, and travelled through the heinous nature. And he contended that, the produce of the induil ious farmers of a whole field of invective.

from the whole course of the authorities, a the Western country is perishing on their invoked all the powers of liberty and in

libeller was subject to this recognizance. hands.

dependence, and attempted to prels them But, laid Mr. SPENCER, the gentlemen Great Wafhington ! " Thy name a host," into their service. But there, he said,

bave told us that this man is not a libelier; where are thou?' Alas! Cold is the heart, were delusive sounds. At a distance they

chat, he cannot be so considered by the that incessantly beat for American freedom appeared enchanting ; but when clotely

court until he is pronounced guilty by a and independence ; and nerveless is thy inlpected, they proved to be Jacks o'th once mighty arm !

jury of his country. But here is an inWifp, calculated to bewilder the judgmen: diétinent found againft him for libelling The philofopher of Monticello reigns : and lead it into error.

THOMAS JEFFERSON. This is prima fa--and it is the voice of supplication, that we The gentlemen, he said, had indulgedli cie evidence of guilt. Besides, said Mr. hear. An Ambassador, with an expensive themselves to a great extent, in reproaches, SPENCER, read the words which he is chargoutfit and salary, is dispatched to Spain and and bad, not very politely, impeached luis-ed to have published. Mr. JEFFERSON is to France, to negociate with the mighty motives. As to his motives in this prole. charged with violating the conftitution, Dons and with the terrible Corsican. Mr. cution, le said they were pure. The tor which is, in fact, a charge of perjury. He Munroe is this diplomatic agent :-the rents of flander whịch puur incessantly is charged with baving paid a villain tor li

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