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was carried through all the ranks of his army in an open litter, as they food drawn up in array, encouraging them to fight valliantly in defence of their religion and country. Finding afterwards the battle to go against him, though he was very near his last agonies, he threw himfelt out of his lite ter, rallied his army, and led them on to the charge ; which afterwards ended in a complete victory on the side of the Moors --He had no sooner brought his men to the engagement, but finding himself utterly spent, he was again replaced in the litter, where laying his finger on his mouth to enjoin secrecy to his officers, who stood a. bout him, he died in that poiture.



To wake the villain to a sense of shame-
To raise the honest and the worthy name
To make mankind the prosperous knave despise,
And strip from tinsell'd vice its fair disguise ;
For this the censor first the pen assum'd,
While round his brow the guardian laurel bloom'd ;
For this did BOILEAU, in poetic strain,
And JUVENAL, the scourge of folly's reign,
For this did HORACE, courtly and severe,
And England's poet, Pope, conimence the grand


His services repaid alone with wounds,
While Clodius' purse with needless wealth abounds.
Shall still Astultus, obstinate and vain.
Wage war with reason, and religion's reign ?
Shall folly serve for Apuline's defence,
While murdering virtue, wit and common sense ?
Shall he escape the lash of satire's song,
Constant in nothing, but in being wrong?
Shall Bufo.


Hold ! arrest your wild career-
You deem yourself the poet stern, severe,
Whose bold effusions and unequall'd force,
Appal the sons of vice and stop their course :
Think'st thou, how vast, momentous the design,
What foes arise from each satiric line ?
Art thou prepar'd to meet the numerous band
Who, leagued 'gainst virtue, riot in the land,
And watch with jealous eye each hostile hand ?

Thanks for thy caution ;-but, who can refrain
When on such themes ? Who hold the steady rein ?
When nature's self seems tainted with the times,
And earth capacious deluged with crimes ;
When virtue, frighten'd from her ancient seat,
Ascends to heaven her only, last retreat ?

Canst thou recal her to this earth again ?
Drawn by thy power, will vice unloose her chain ?
Will thy persuasive genius teach mankind
To pierce delusions, darkering every mind ?
Canst thou restore religion's sacred flame,
As pure and holy as from God it came ?
No, giddy youn ! resign the weighty task-
Above thy powers, it nobler talents asks ;
Forego thy pen—quit the unfinish'd plan,
For he who made, alone can alter man.




ON the day of the coronation of the present king of England, (as report has gone,) a gentleman, who had been walking in London in the vast procession, which that event occasioned, happened to make a rent in his shoe ; and went into a cobler's fall to get it mended. Observ. ing the cobler to continue intent upon his work, without once looking up to see the brilliant throng that was constantly passing his door, he questioned him respecting this indifference. The cobler laconically replied, “This fine show is nothing to me : the Lord sent me into the world to mend shoes, and I must mind my own business."




Ah, why, alas ! when subjects so abound, When heedless folly walks uncheck'd around, When vice triumphant waves her impious hand, And fearless spreads her empire in our land, Why is Columbia's genius wrapt in night? Why springs no bard empassion'd for the fight? Eager to rush upon his destin'd prey, And bare each monster to the eye of day; Tear off all frippery-pomp from learning's shrine, And wisdont shew as natively divine ; With manly verse, majestic, clear and strong. As when old Homer bids his heroes throng, Each sing-song poet, and each mongrel wit, Each would be writer, critic of the pit, Drive to their proper purpose and intent, To that employ which grandam naiure meantThe Plough, the Bar, the Counter, or the School, As fashion'd hardy, cunning, sage, or fool. Why still must every press with nonsense teem? The tedious version, or the lover's dream ; Or alse with Godwin's votaries o'erflow, Who, like their master, aim the deadly blow At all the good and pious hold most dear, Their hope hereafter, and their comfort here ; While modest genius, from the croud retir'd, Lifts not its voice, or lifts it unadmir'd. Shall Clodius, with impunity assume The palm of merit and the hero's plume ? With proud majestic strut, his tales recite, Of thousands slaughter'd by his arm of might ; Tell of his plans and penetration shrewdRealms gain'd or lost, as his designs pursu'd ; Tho' all the real merit he can boast, Is, that no wound he gain'd, no limb he lost ; While the poor veteran walks unheeded by, And hears his pompous boasts without a sigh: But, ah! that sigh must burst, whene'er his tho't Turns to his home, with many a woe o'erfraught, Whene'er his mind contrasts the varied scene of flatter.d wealth, with misery's haggard mienThe crouds attendant on rich Clodius' gate, With all the horrors that his steps await

When Don Sebastian, king of Portugal, had invaded the territories ot Muly Moluc, emperor of Morocco, in order to dethrone him, and set the crown on the head of bis nephew, Moluc was wearing away with a difemper which hc knew was incurable. However, he prepared to meet fo formidabie an enemy. He was indeed so far spent with his sickness, that he did not expect to live out the whole day, when the last deci. five battle was given, but knowing that tatal consequences would happen to his children and people, in case he died before he put an end to the war, he commanded his principal officers, that if he died during the engagement, they should conceal his death from the army, and that they should ride up to the litter in which he was carried under pretence of receiving orders from him as usual. Before the battle begun he

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Driginal days.

had probably lein dorinant in Mahomet's || ing, and with holy angels. Here, accordinind.

ing to his own account, the angel Gabriel,

Some christian writers, in their zeal to Hither the products of your closet-labors bring,

having wrung out the black drop, or orig-. Enrich our columns, and instruct mankind. vilify the impoftor, have declared that he

inal fin, from Mahomet's heart, washed was destitute of talents, and so unlearned and cleansed it and filled it with faith and

that he was unable even to write. These FOR THE BALANCE.

wisdom. Here he composed the Koran, absurdities confute themselves. It is the

assisted, as has been supposed, by Boheira height of tolly to suppose a man to have a Nestorian monk. Strange fits of the enSKETCHES OF THZ LIFE OF MAROMET.

been incapable of writing, who was bred ilectic kind, with which Mahomet was vir up a merchant, and had been employed as

ited, were artfully improved by him to HE impostor Mahomet, was a factor in extensive mercantile concerns;

strengthen his pretensions to divine insp:defccnu din a dire line, frorn Ilhniael a and it is equal folly to believe a man to sation. son of Abrabam ; and his immediate an. have been deflitute of talents, who by ceflors were among the principal men of

After he had lived long enough in the various cunning artifices, compleatly ef. the tribe oi Koresh. This wonderful man, fećted both a religious and civil revolution

cave to prepare himself for his pretended

divine million, he returned to his fainily ; who, in successive generations, has given

over near one third of the globe. There
is no doubt but Mabomet was a person of

and liis first object, in which le foon fucboth a civil and religious polity to many considerable learning, andos a most shrewd

ceeded, was to convert his wife, his do. thousands of millions of the human race,

and ariel mind. Having become rich by | meltics and his nearest relations 10 the was born at Mecca in Arabia, in the year

his marriage with Kiadijah, and pursuing | faith of the Koran. For about three years, of our Lord, five hundred and seventy.

a line of bulinels that led him into an ac he was cautious and taughe privately ; eight. Though defcended from an illus.

quaintance with people of different na when, becoining bold and open, the peotrious ancestry, he was, in his infancy, a

tions, he carefully ftudied mion, and at ple of his tribe were fu exasperated against deftitule orphan. His father, Abdi Allah,

length formed the Icheme of immortali bim that, to cícape aflallınation from their dying young, left his widow and Mahom.

zing himse it by the enabliilment of a new hands, he fled to Medina. From this eet his infant son, in very poor circumitan religion. The time was peculiarly fav. poch, which in Arabia is called Hegira, ces. Mahomet was brought up to the bu. vurable to this daring scheme of the im that is flight, the Mahometans compute finess of merchandize ; for which his na postor. The declining ftate of the Per their time, in the fame manner as the Choition was lamous. The Arabians or Ilhfians, the luxury and effeminacy of the tians


Their cime from the birth of maelites were among the first merchants of Greeks, and the ignorant, corrupt and our Saviour. After the flight of Mahonwhom history gives any account.

diftra&ted condition of the chriflian nations et to Medina, bis disciples increased fait ; a company of merchants, belonging to generally, at that juncture, both encoura and his profesions and behaviour continthis nation, that bought Joseph of his ged and facilitated the projeets of Malom

ged and facilitated the projects of Malom- ued, a pumber of years, to be mild and brethren and fold him into Egypt.-- It was et. Having formed and digested the plan | conci iating. He declared that his busithe fortune of Mahoinet to be engaged in

of introducing a new religion, which, ness was only to teach and admonith ; and the service of Khadijah, a rich and noble while it contained some great truths, that he had no commilfiori to compcl men widow, who employed him as her factor should be accomodated to the taste of the to embrace his religion. At length, firin trade, and was so pleased with his per. most sensual and debauched, he, at the age ed with ambition and fung with relentson and conduct, that she gave him her ) of forty, in order to obtain the ment against his opposers, he threw off the band in marriage, when he was twenty- 1 of inspiration, betook himself to a cave. In mask and erected the bloody flag ; de- five years of age. This event gave scope this recess, he pretended to have had fa claring, in fubfiance, that God had comto that inordinate ambition, which before miliar conferences with the supreme be miflioned him to defroy the lives of such

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as Mould refuse to submit to the Koran. wish you to suppress it. But to the point. cans and patriots, and were zealous deThis pretended divine commission was ex. In the first number of the aforemention claimers for the liberty of the press, till ecuted, by Mahomet and his fucceffors in ed pamphlet, the writer, after declaring they had thrust themselves inio power ; office, with the utmost rigour. The Ma. the fedition law to be unconstitutional, and then, if any printer presumed to pubhometaus, using the irrefitable logic of the proceeds and concludes as tollows :

lish any thing against their conduct or was fivord and ct all manner of cruelties, pro. Yet, Sir, however clear your opinion,

even suspected of such a design, off went pagated and established their religion in " however decided your cúnviction may

his head, without a trial. Alia, in Europe and in Africa ; and over

“ be, on this great conftitutional queflior, I intended to have applied some re. spread countries, once enlightened and

“ there is one point in which we must all free, with hedious darkness and with the

marks nearer home. It is reported that most horrid despotism.

agree. li is a truth, which cannot be

Mr. Spencer was among the loudest in " denied, a truth supported by facts, as A vast and mighty nation has been rais.

exclaiming against the oppression and ty

notorious as they are alarming, that the ed up, within a little more than one cen

ranny of the Sedition Law, and against the “ sedition bill is in the higheit degree federal administration, for passing it.tury, out of chaos, as it were, which threat

dangerous and inexpedient. In this pari However, Mr. Spencer was then in the ens the speedy downfall of the Mahometan

“ of the world it is juftly regarded as an minority; and might think it necessary power. Both Turkey and Persia, which

" attack on the liberty of ihe press, and has that are the vitals of Mahometism, weakened

every battery should be opened against “ roused the attention of the most fupine. the wicked federalists, who then held the and distracted with internal divisions, be

“ It bas inflamed that spirit of fufpicion reins of government. “ Circumitances hold the rapid growth of the Russian pow

" and difcontent, which, unfortunately for aiter cases.” This same Mr. Spencer, I er, with jealousy and fear ; and are pro

" the people, has been already too power. am informed, has lately avowed prinbably destined to fall before it.

“ fully excited, and lias a direct and obvious ciples and attempted measures, in comZ.

tendency to produce the very crime || parison with which, the Sedition Law was NOTE. " which ii profeffus to punish. God for- | mildness itself

-So the world goes-The Hegira, or flight of Mahomet, from which “ bid that I should say, that such was the but enough. - Mr. Spencer is AttorneyMahometans commenced their era, happened in the object for which the law was made. If General, and the federal printers, in this year of Christ, 622 ; therefore the present year, ac “ I entertained an opinion fo dishonorable state, seem to be in his hands : therefore, cording to their Calender, is dated, 1181. " to my countrymen, so disgraceful to

I say again beware. humanity, my soul would link with

OBSERVER. “ horror and despair. But I cannot def.

“ pair. Truth, liberty, and virtue, must Political

prevail in America, and I therefore, be.
“ lieve, that the fervants of the people, will

“ not continue a law, merely because it

“ has passed, when they know, when they
“ fee, that the evil which it has already pro-

CITIZEN requests the peoTo the EDITORS,

duced, infinitely outweighs all the good || ple of Hudson, as well the democrats as “ which they expected to obtain.

the federalists, seriously to consider the T this alarming crisis, while po


bitter fruits of the new order of things, in litical docuines are advanced and measures l'irginia, Jan. 1799.

this little city, particularly reípecting the are attempted, by men high in office,

late astonissing increase of the number of which are utterly subversive of the liberty


justices' courts.. of the press, it is neceflary to test the Col. Hay, one of the leaders of the Vir

Our former city judices, Pitkin and prefent conduct of some of the leaders of

ginia democrats, was the avowed author of ihe democrats with their former profef. the letters to Mr. Adains, figned " Hor: || Northrop, had comparatively but little of. fions and to expose their hypocrisy to the tenfius." He was a friend of Callender,

ficial business. A jury-case, before them, view of the public. For this purpose, I and advocared his cause, as an attorney,

was a very rare thing : it did not happen,

I believe, as often as once a quarter. But request you to republith an extract from when he was prosecuted for a libel against a pamphlet, containing a number of let the Senate of the Uted States. While li mark the change ! Justices' courts in this ters, which were directed to president Ad Callenver was pullining - The Prospect nearly four-fold ; and jury cases, perhaps

place, within two years, have multiplied ains : and also to publh my remarks up. before Us ;” while Duane was continu. on it. At the same time, I advise you to ally pouring forth torrenis of abuse upon from their business to attend, as jurymen,

ten-fold. Men are almost daily called off be cautious ; for the luie resolve of the the federal adminiftration, and accusing

at the courts of justices. Time is wafled, Virginia alleinbly, and the speech of Gov every department of the government with

a faunterfag idle habit is engendered and crnor M.Kean, wirich have been food fol the vilet corruption, Col. Hay was a lowed by a public arowal, that truth itself ll mighty stickler for the liberty of the press.

nighty fickler for the liberty of the press. cherished, oaths are multiplied, morals are is a libei, induce me to believe that there But mark the man !-He and his friends corrupted, expences are incurred; and

indeed a swarm of ruinous evils are flow. is a systematic plan to muzzle ihe federal are now in power ; and it is no longer presles. necellary that the presles should be freeing in upon us, from this poisonous

source. Your monitorial and agricultural de -This same Col. Hay has lately thrown partments are fate : but, in regard to pol. a printer into jail, for refusing to give Without making any personal reflecnics, I warn you not to publish the whole bonds for his good behaviour ; that is to litions, I would say generally, that, while truth. You may yet have cause bitterly say, for refusing to bind himself and fure

say, for retusing to bind himself and fure-l a capable justice of the peace, who acts iu remember the old adage, namely, “ the ries in the penal sum of a thousand dollars, as a peace-maker, is an inestimable bler. Fruch is not to be spoken at all times.". that he would not usicr or publiih aught, ling to society, a justice of the peace, i iscreiore, it there should be


{enti which the democrats might deem a libel ! | (falsely so called,) who, with a view to ment in my remarks, that will cxpofe you But Col. Hay is a republican and patiot. make money by his office, encourages to the lach of the new republican law, il Robespirre and Marat were allo republi- l wrangling, and law-suits, is among the




Ontario rush down with such rapidity and er to oppose the promotion of any that are may be practicable the necessity of recurring irresistible force as to remove the beds of qualified, from personal pique or resent-again to taxation. gravel and even large stones in the St. ment."

The speedy and regular settlement of that Lawrence ; whereby its channel is grad.

tract of land adjoining the Niagara river ually cleared, extended and deepened.

belonging to the fate, the preventing fur. When the lands on either side of this

State Legislature. ther wastes and intrusions on the public vastly extensive river shall be cultivated,

lands, and the other important matters immense will be the quantities of produce

recommended by your excellency will which it will waft to the ocean.

ANSWER OF THE SENATE TO THE GOVERN demand our earliest attention.

Permit us to assure your Excellency,

that we shall be happy in making the session The continuance of the public tranquil. I agreeable to you and beneficial to the state. ity, the growing prosperity of the state, the

By order of the Senate,
attachment of our fellow-citizens to our

happy constitution and their disposition to
pay due obedience to the laws, which your

Senate-Chamber, Jan. 28, 1803. CONSTANT reader of the excellency has been pleased to mention, Balance is of the opinion that the follow

demand our grateful acknowledgments to TO WHICH HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERN. ing characteristics, which, in days of yore,

OR MADE THE FOLLOWING REPLY: that overruling Providence from which all were from the pen of Governor Livingour blessings proceed.

GENTLEMEN, fton, are seasonable, at the present time.

We are happy to find that, not withstanding the unwarrantable conduct of the Span I thank you for this respaful address, ish Intendant at New Orleans, to prevent

and for the obliging manner in which you Characteristics of a good assembly-man,

the free navigation of the Mislissippi, all are pleased to express your approbation of * 1. To accept his delegation with a causes of complaint will probably be re

my conduct. li gives me peculiar fatisfincere detire, and for the sole purpose of moved by wife and temperate sneasures taction to find that you concur with me in rendering his country all the service in his

on the part of the executive of the United opinion relative to the importance of the power.

States; but if we should be disappointed objects recommended to your confidera2. Seriously to consider what laws will in that respect, we have the highest con. tion, and I anticipate with pleasure the be most beneficial ; industrious in collect fidence with your excellency that every public benefits that will be derived from ing materials for framing them ; and exertion will be used by our citizens to your attention to them. prompt to hear all men, especially the most vindicate our national rights against any

GEO : CLINTON. judicious, on the state of his country ; and power by which they may be invaded.

Albany, Jan. 28, 1803. the regulations proposed to render it more The execution of the various matters flourishing and happy.

committed to your excellency's more im. 3. To make conscience of doing his

ANSWER OF 'TIIE ASSEMBLY TO THE GOV. mediate direction, during the recess of the

ERNOR'S SPEECH. proper share of business in the house, with leigflature, meets our full approbation;

SIR, out leaving it to others to do his part, by and it gives us much fatisfaction to learn which they must necessarily neglect their that the duties which were alligned to the The Assembly are highly gratified with own ; every member being bound in hon different departments, have been executed your Communication to both Houles of the our to do as much as he can. with wisdom and fidelity.

Legislature, and unite with your Excellen4. Candidly and impartially to form his

We are fully iensible of the necesity of Icy in“ untei ned gratitude” to the Supreme own judgment for himself, yet to be all replenishing our magazines with military Disposer of all events, for the continuance ways open to conviction, and upon cogent

stores in time of peace, and of making of public tranquility, and the increasing arguments for that purpose, ready to

such further appropriations for that purpose i prosperity of the State. We cannot howchange, and frankly to confess the change

as the state of the treasury may warrant. ever, veiw without concern the conduct of of his sentiments.

The increasing attention to military duty the Spanish Intendant at New Orleans,

by our citizens will excite us to make fur. which, in the violation of the faith of Trea5. To detach himself from all local par

ther improvements in our system for the ties, is calculated to obftru&t the enterprise tialities and county-interests, inconsistent

promotion of military discipline and the land growing commerce of the citizens of with the public weal; and ever consider

encouragement of military ardor. ing himself as the reprelentative of the

the United States, and in a peculiar manwhole state, to be affiduous in promoting

It gives us great pleasure to be informed ner to aifect our southern brethren in de.

that by the amelioration of our criminal priving them in a great measure of the free the intereft of the whole, which must ul

code, the number of crimes has gradally navigation of the Milli lippi. The sensitimately produce the good of every part.

diminished for three years past, not with bility excited on this occaliion is the natu7. In every vote he gives, to be folely

standing the rapid increase of our popula- ral result of injuries committed on the rights directed by the public emolument ; and

tion ; a system so successful in its opera of a free people, who consider national Dever influenced in bis suffrage by mo. tion, and so congenial with the mild spirit honour above all price, and are determined tives merely selfish or lucrative.

of our free government, cannot fail to re- to support it at every hazard. Under 9. To be inflexible in his resolution of ceive our warmest support and encourage these impressions we believe that found poading agreeably to the dictates of his con ment.

licy as well as the di&tates of humanity fcience-to be utterly regardless of the The fiscal concerns of this state shall point out the propriety of attempting to obapplause or cenfure, that may ensue up receive from us that early and deliberate tain redress by negociation, before an apon the discharge of his duty.

attention which their importance demands, li peal to arms, and therefore highly approve 10. Never to be instrumental in promo and we assure your excellency that we the wise and temperate measures of the ting to any office or trust his dearest con.

every proper and nections or intimates, whom he believes

Should these fail, we have no doubt the not qualified for the department ; nor ev more productive and to supercede as far as peuple of this state will be among the first

economical meafure to render our funds Prefident to remove ali ca'ile of complaint.

in firmness and patriotism to vindicate our Poft of last evening. We present our sin. I first day of March, in the year one thousand national rights, ** from whatever quarter cere thanks to the gentleman to whose po- eight hundred and one, were pleased to they may be affailed." lite attention.we are indebted for this very give their advice and consent that

your The obedience to the laws manifefted by | obliging favour, and lose not a moment in petitioners should be severally appointed our fellow citizens affords the highest sat. || giving publicity to the forcible and elo to the offices aforelaid; that commiffions istallion, and ought to serve as a new proof | quent speech of our Senator.-Our readers were accordingly in due form figned by of the error of those who inhift that the Peo. I will recollect, that under the administration the said President, and directed to be sent ple are incapable of self-government.- of Mr. Adams, several persons were ap to your petitioners by the Secretary of While such sentiments remain we have lit- pointed justices of the peace for the DirState, but that your petitioners, from some tle to apprehend from the machinations or trict of Columbia, and their coinmillion cause have been deprived of their commilintrigues of foreign powers.

regularly made out ; but as they were not fions, and are reduced to the necessity of The fiscal concerns of the state are of delivered before Mr. Jefferson came into | asserting their rights to the fame in a judi. the first importance. Our belt endeav. office, he saw fit to suppress them. It be cial course of proceeding in which as they ours will be exerted to render the funds came, therefore, a very inportant question, are advised it will be requisite to produce more productive and to diminish the ex whether the President was authorised to satisfactory evidence of the advice and conpence of government by appropriating the withhold a commission which under his fent of the Senate to the appointment of public money with the ftriétel economy. I predecessor had gone through all the forms your petitioners to be justices of the peace We cannot too bighly approve the eco

of law but delivery. Accordingly, three as aforesaid, in the district of Coluinbia. nomical system pursued by the general gov. of the justices who were in this situation, || Application has been made to the Secretary ernment, and the salutary effects resulting made application to the Supreme Court of of the Senate for his certificate that the from the wisdom of its measures ; an ex the United States for the purpose of having advice and consent of the Senate was given ample of such high authority and so worthy this enquiry folemnly made and decided in consequence of the nominations aforeot imitation will be pursued with undevia. upon. The proceedings on this subjeâ il said, that your petitioners should be apting attention.

are still pending, and the parties who insti- | pointed to be justices of the peace in the Your uniform patriotism and solicitude tuted them have been advised by their district of Columbia aforesaid, which your for the public welfare, evinced by a long || counsel, that an extraet from the minutes || Secretary has declined giving without the courle of public service, leave no reason to of the Senate confirming their nominations, leave of the Senate. Your petitioners doubt of the faithful exercise of the various would be material evidence in their behalf. pray the premises may be taken into conmatters committed to your immediate di. They therefore presented the memorial lideration, and that your Secretary may be rection. The various and important ob which is subjoined. The resolution mov permitted to give to your petitioners a jects communicated by your Excellency led jn consequence of it gave occasion io certificate in usual form, setting forth that shall receive the consideration they merit. Mr. Morris's speech.

your petitioners having been nominated by And permit us to say, that we boubt not 11 party zeal did not extinguish all regard | the President of the United States to the your Excellency's co-operation in all those for character not enlifted under its own aforesaid offices, severally and respektiviy measures which the happiness of our fel particular banner, every class of our citi of justices of the peace in the difri&t of low citizens or the public weal shall re zens would surely feel a pride in having | Columbia, the Senate advised and consentquire.

our State represented by a man so distin ed to their appointment. And as in duty guished for genius, talents and eloquence, as bound, &c.

Mr. Gouveneur Morris. But all emo. TO WHICH HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERN.

WILLIAM MARBURY. tions of this kind are stifled-In the mad OR MADE THE FOLLOWING REPLY :

R. T. COOE. rage for change, we see our country depriGENTLEMEN, ved of his services, and another toilted into

DENNIS RAMSAY. Permit me to tender you my warmest acknowledgments for this polite addreis, and I his place, no more like him, than a Satyr to llyperion.

The petition was laid on the table, and for the pleasure I receive from the favora

on Monday the 31st January, was called up ble opinion you are pleased to expreis of


by Mr. Howard, and the following refolu. my public (crvices. The correct and patriotic fertimenis en. On the 28th of January last past, was

tion was presented by him for the purpose

of granting in form, the prayer of the peri. tertained by you respecting our national presented to the Senate the following peti

tion. concerns, and the zeal which vou manifest jon, viz.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the to promote the interest of the State, juftify | To the Honorable the Senate of the United Senate be directed to give an attefted copy the high confidence reposed in the wisdom States of America. The petition of of the proceedings of the Senate of the 2d of the assembly : and cannot fail of being William Marbury, Robert Townsend and 3d of March, 1801, so far as they as pleasing 10 your constituents, as they are Hooe, and Dennis Ramsay, most rel relate to the nomination and appointment gratifying to me.

pectfully sheweth :

of William Marbury, Robert T. Hooe GEO: CLINTON. That your petitioners have been informed

and Dennis Ramsay, as justices of the peace Albany, Feb. 4, 1803. and verily believe, that John Adams, while

for the counties of Washington and Alex. President of the United States, nominated || andria, in the territory of Columbia, on the to the Senate of the United States, for their application of them or either of them."

advice and consert, your petitioner WilColumbian Congress. liam Marbury, to be a justice of the peace

MR. COLEMAN, in the county of Washington, in the district I was in the Senate Chamber yester

of Columbia, and your petitioners Robert day, where I heard and was delighted with FROM THE EVENING POS7.

Townsend Hoce and Dennis Ramsay, to be a speech delivered by Mr. Gouverneur

juitiess of the peace in the county of Al Morris, one of the Senators of your State, The following note, enclosing Mr. Mor. exandria, in the same district ; that the faid upon a subject which had excited consid ris's speech was received by yesterday's || nominations were duly taken into consid erable interest in this place, and was regardmail, but too late for publication in the li eration by the Senate, who on or about the ed of no little importance on account of

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