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habits of order and accustomed to breathe under anti-republican institutions which the air of freedom, chiefly consisting of had given a peculiar cast to their senti
substantial yeomanry, supplied proper maFOR THE BALANCE.
ments, manners and habits, could be im. terials for building up an independent re- mediately consolidated with a free repub. publican nation.
lic, without greatly endangering its peace But very different has been and is the
and safety. state of society in Europe. Few there can Di&tor Tucker, a British writer of con
properly be called the people: the great fiderable note, speaking of the general de. No. II. mass are but little better than vafals of the
pravity of the lower ranks of people in EAL
privileged orders, and are successively | England, says ; " Nay, and when their exalted attachment to rational liberty com- transmitted, like property, from one mas. extravagancies have run to that height bine an equallove to social and civil or- ! ift to another ; and whenever large bodies " as to call for corporal punishment and der, do not spring up and attain to mature
of them have risen and burst the chains of “ the centure of the magiftrate, there are growth in a single day, like mushrooms ; the jeudal system, they have been seldom no lopes or prospect of reclaiming them but their minds are gradually moulded to
see: to flop at the true point of rational by that means. For they have made it - this happy cast by education and habit.liberty. Impatient even of the most ne
“ a sort of point of honour to outbrave The diflevering of the American colonies cessary and wholsome restraints, they have “ the punishment ; as for the shame and from the British empre ; their act of inde- || suddenly rushed from a fate of thraldom " infamy attending it, these things make pendence, and their national constitution, into horrid licentiousness; and their steps " now but little impression on them ; so which acknowledges the people to be the
have been marked with rapine and promis- “ that we have nothing left of discipline fountain of civil power, did not make re
cuous flaughter ; till, having spent their “ in our places of chastisement and conpublicans, but found them already made. | tury, they tamely submitted to new mal- “ finement, but the name. For our hour.
ters. Their insurrections and revolutions, " es of correction, as they are called, are The people generally of several of the colonies, ibo' connected with and in a mansucceeded by " the calm of despotism," “ so far from answering the original ends
" of their institution, that they corrupt ner subje&ted to a monarchy, wer: genuine have resembled a sweeping hurricane, or practical republicans. They had been the terrible eruption of a volcano, which, " more than correct, and harden more nursed up, from the earliest settlements of after defolating the adjacent countries, ceal- " than reform ; so as to make the young the country under republican institutions. es its horrible bellowings, and its torrents “ offender, if fent there, to be ten-fold While babituated to order, they cherishof flame subside,
“ more the child of hell than he was be.
" fcre." ed the spirit of freedom, which they had Mankind, tho' springing from the same imbibed with their mothers' milk. Their stock and belonging to the same grea: fam.
As free ele&tions and representation are little dependent governments were found. ily, are almost infinitely diversified both in the great pillars on which our republican ed in popular elections and representation; point of knowledge and morals, by the government rests, the purity of elections and their eleĉtions were trequent and gendifferent influences of the governments un
is the yitals of our national freedom. Let erally incorrupt. Add to this the general der which they live, by the modes and de- me then seriously ask, would not the amediocrity of their circumstances. E grecs of their education, and by their va- doption of thousands and tens of thousands qually removed from the two extremes of rious and opposite customs and habits.- of such characters as Doétor Tucker here wealth and poverty, they were tillers of None therelore, but a visionary, would ex- describes, have a powerful tendency to the ground, mechanics and traders, whose | pect that they could be instantly moulded
pect that they could be instantly moulded || destroy the liberties of the nation ?--Adpersonal industry had afforded them a de- into one mass ; or that men from different mited, in valt numbers, to the privileges cent competence. A people thus bred to and distant nations, who had been bred up of suffrage, would they not prove as pois
onous to the body politic, as arsenic is to know endeavor to displace our rulers ?
it. They have not, during one administration, con.
tended for the unbounded licentiousness of the press; the natural body? -The foregoing fen- Who Mall manage these concerns heretiments of Doctor Tucker were published after ?
and immediately on the commencement of another, more than twenty years ago ; and it can
attempted to impose previous restraints upon its not surely be pretended that the scenes
genuine liberty. On the Sedition Law, they have which have since been passing in Europe
held but one opinion. This opinion has been freely could have had any tendency to purify
and openly declared, and steadily maintained. It and ameliorate the morals of its inhabi
has been pronounced on the floor of Congress, and
from the judicial bench ; and never was a federal. tants.
LIBERTY OF THE PRESS,
ist known to disclaim it. The horrible convulsions in France, which tended to prostrate every veftige of order ;
We have now before us, the report of a commit. connected with the numbers and zeal of the
No. IV. tee of the house of representatives of the United apoftles of infidelity, who pursued the dou.
IN our last we exhibited a full-length portrait of
States, to whom were referred, in February, 1799,
certain memorials and petitions, complaining of the ble object of subvering all civil insti u. democratic consistency. We could now, by recur
Alien and Sedition Laws, &c. The following extions and debauching the minds of all clafT ring to the files of democratic newspapers, present
tracts from this report, contain the general ideas of es of people from allegiance to their God, another curious picture. But we deem this needless,
federalists on the liberty of the press :corrupted, in innumerable initances, the
if not improper. Democratic printers have no o. innocent, and rendered the vicious much pinions of ikicir own. They are
“ The liberty of the press consists not more hardened than they had been before.
“ in a licence for every man to publish
"' tools, Therefore, in this view, allowing that " That knaves do work with,"
* what he pleafes, without being liable some of the emigrants lately from Europe | They are mercenaries, enlisted in the cause of anti
“ to punishment it he should abuse this li. are worthy and useful people; it is reason.
cence to the injury of others, but in a able to conclude that a much greater profederalism, by some Sergeant Kite ; and they take
“ permission to publish, without previous all their motions from a fugleman, placed a few paportion of their number, than at any for.
" reftraint, whatever he may think prop. ces in advance of the common ranks. They are mer period, consists of unprincipled and like a Hock of geese or a drove of sheep. They
er, being answerable to the public and immoral characters, whole agency in elecfollow implicitly their ring leader or their bell
individuals, for any abuse of this pertions and whole general influence would
“ mission to their prejudice.”
eral commands, his cringing followers must obey.* According to the just, legal, and uni. ernment that should adopt the!n. If, therefore, democratic printers act inconsistently,
" verfally adınitted definition of the liber. ONE OF TIIE PEOPLE.
the fault is not theirs, but their masters'. If lead. ty of the press, a law to restrain its li. ers are inconsistent, obsequious subalterns must be “ centiousness, in publishing false, fcan. inconsistent also. If democratic leaders profess one
“ dalous, and malicious libels against the thing and practice another-and if they never prac. " government, cannot be considered as an FROM THE CONNECZ ICUT COURANT: tice nor profess twice alike how can it be expect
" abridgement of its liberty."
an uniform appearance ? Vte should as soon expect follows:
" The act is so far from having extend. Printers throngh the State to republish soon believe that the colour of the cameleon is un
“ ed the law, and the power
of the that in 1788, the State of Conn.cticut
court, changeable. We might as reasonably suppose that OWED ONE MILLION NINE HUNDRED
" that it has abridged both, and has en the wind would always blow from one point-as to THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND HAD NOT A
larged instead of abridging the liberty CENT IN THE TREASURY. suppose that a democratic printer could be bound
" of the press ; for at common law, libels down by the honest rules of consistency and fair In 1802 the State of Connecticut ow.
against the government might be pun. dealing. We are astonished, we confess, that all
" ished with fine and imprisonment at the ED NO DEBT and bad in her Treasury thinking and cardid men, who read democratic FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTEEN THOUSAND
" discretion of the court, whereas the act newspapers, have not, long since, been disgusted Two HUNDRED NINETY FOUR DOLLARS
" limits the fine to two thousand dollars, with their ridiculous absurdities and contradictions :
" and the imprisonment to two years; AND THIRTY Four Cents in the Funded
But krowing, as we do, that this has been the case Debt of the United States-of which
" and it also allows the party accused to with any, we console ourselves with the hope and there is
give the TRUTH in evidence for his belief that TRUTII will eventually prevail, and
justification, which by the common that political impostors will 'ere long sink into that In 6 per cent Stock 219,825 37
“ law was expressly forbidden." contempt and disrepute, which they justly merit.In Deferred Do.
Let the people examine and investigate facts, and As a father elucidation, we subjoin the following la Three per Cent Do.
sve feel confident that liberty, patriotism, honor and extracts from a charge of the Hon. Alexander Ad. virtue will triumph.
dison, to the Grand Juries the County Courts c Total
417,294 34 There is also for the school Fund ONE
With pride and pleasure, we now proceed to re.
the fifth circuit of Pennsylvania, delivered in 1790: MILLION Two HUNDRED FORTY Two
view the conduct of federalists. On theoliberty of “ This law (Sedition a&t] is no abrido, THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FIF
the Press, as on every other subject, they have ment of the freedom of speech, or of
manifested the utmost uniformity and consistency. TY FOUR DOLLARS AND TWENTY FOUR
“ the prefs, and is therefore no intringe. CENTS, and Cath in the Treasury THIRTY
Their practice and professions have been squared by * ment of the constitution. So far from
the same line. They have not, at or, monient, Six THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND
this, that as it makes no new offence, it condemned a measure ; and, at the next, applauded NINETY Six DOLLARS AND NINETY Six
" is no alteration of the criminal code, CENTS.
only as it enlarges the bounds of de* In some future number we may have occasion to We shall repeat this statement again and
fence, limits the punishment, and if relate an instance in which a democratic printer in a " this be an alteration gives express ju. again, and we wish our brother Editors neighboring city, brought bimself into an unfort:11.cute “ risdiction to the federal courts,
It is also to repeat it. Who have managed our dilemma, by presuming to hazard an opinion of bis Treasury concerns since 1788 ? Who
* not injurious either to the constitution,
or to the liberty of the press, but is in
“ tended and adapted for the support of " to revive this law, fir, as a fhield for 1l " to be abandoned hy freec!om's friends. " both ; for it cannot be too often repeat- " the liberty of the press, and the tree. “ And in order to keep up this barrier to " ed, that " to censure the licentiousness “ dom of opinion ; as a proiection to my- “ the last, I shall now, while I mav vote " is to maintain the liberty of the press."
• felt and those with whom I have the " for the continuance of that law, which
happiness and the honor to think on pub. « This law takes from no man any lib.
“ mitigates the rigor of the common law “ lic affairs, should we at any future “ in this respect, and protsets the liberty “ erty but a liberty of doing mischief.
“ tinne be found by the imbecility or the " of the press and ot opinion, by enacting " And so far it is from being true, that
“ millakes of any future adminiiliation in " that the truth may be given in esiduce “ this law is any violation of liberty, that
“ this country, to commence an oppofi- on indietmenis for libels against the “ it may be fately averred, without such “ tion against it ; not a factivus, piofli
government." “ laws, for punilhing the abuse of the “ freedom of speech and of the press, lib.
gate and unprincipled opposition, found
"ed on talthood and mirepresentation, “ erty cannot be preserved ; every man
Callender has trented no subject with more good“ and catching at the parlions and the " will be a slave to the malignant passions
natured severity, than the Presidential project of a
prejudices of the moment; but a man" of every other, truth and justice will be
Dry Dock. He introduces an essay in the follow- banished, the authority of governinent
ly, dignified, candid and patriotic op
ing manner :
pofition, addressed to the good sente destroyed, and malice, anarchy, contu.
" and virtue of the nation, and resting on Every house wife in this country “ fion, and every evil work eitablished.
“ the basis of argument and truth. Should “ knows that, it a beef-tub, or any other The opposition of the democrats to the Sedition " that time ever arrive, as it may arrive,
vefiel made of wooden staves, shall be Law, was a piece of very shori.sighted policy ; as though I earnefily pray that it may noi, " exposed in a dry situation, for a few it was a tacit acknowledgment that they wished to “ I wish to have this law which allows the " weeks, it will become full of chinks. bring the federal government into contempt, hatred “ truth to be given in evidence on indict. “ The substance of the timber contracts and disrepute, by the publication of scandalous and " ments for libels; I wish to have this “ itself; and it must be thoroughly soaked malicious FALSHOODS. The Sedition Law
law as a shield. When indicted my- in water, before the fibres of the wood punished no nian for speaking the TRUTH, nor self, for calmly and candidly exposing " (well out again to their original fize. for konestly expressing bis sentiments on politics. “ the errors of government and the inca- “ The very fame rule must take place with It even went so far as to secure to every man
pacity of those who govern, I wish to be “ regard to shipping.' prosecuted under it, a right to give in evidence as a enabled, by this law, to go before a ju.
In another place, speaking of the president and justification, the TRUTH OF THE MATTER, of my country, and say that what I " have written is true.
his project, Callender says,
I wish to intercontained in the publication charged as a libel. It punished false, scandalous and malicious libels only:
“ His judgment appears by his want. pose this law between the freedom o discussion, and the over bearing fway of
“ ing to squander a million or fifteen and, therefore, none but those who wished to pub
óc hundred ihousand dollars upon a dry Lish falshoods could have any object in opposing it.
" that tyranical spirit, by which a certain Honest men felt no uneasiness concerning ni as they
political party in this country is actua
dock; in wanting to preserve fhips by a had no desire to infringe its provisions.-The man
method, which, as every cabin hoy " ted; that fpirit which arrogating to it who wishes not to shed the blood of his fellow-crea“ self to speak in the name of the peo.
could have told him, was certain to delture, is not alarmed at the sight of a gallows. The ple, like fanaticism arrogating to itself man who feels no inclination to plunder his neigh.
to speak in the name of God, knows nei- Pursuing the subject, he observes bor's purse, coniplains not of the erection of state " ther moderation, mercy nor justice; re. The famous committee of investiga. prisons. So, the upright citizen, who is not dispos
gards neither feeling, principle nor s tion, which made so much noise last ed to rob his rulers of their reputation, finds no fault “ right, and sweeps down, with relentless
" summer, could not diftinguish a dock with such a law as that generally termed the “ Se- fury, all that dares to detect its foilies, " wherein thips are repaired, from a navydition Law." -But, that
oppose its progress or relift iis domina
" yard, where ships are built. Yet these “ tion. It is my knowledge of this spirit, “ No rogue e'er felt the halter draw,
matters are as diftinét as a pyramid and a " With good opinion of the Law,”
“ fir, of its frantic excefies, its unfeeling " pigeon-house." . Is completely verified in the opposition of the fac
tyranny, and its intolerable revenge, tious and unprincipled, to a law which merely had
" that makes me anxious to raise this one
“ mound between its fury and public lib. for its object the punishment of the worst of vices.
A democrat, who calls himself “ Young Sguth," Perfectly secure would the federalists feel, if they
erty ; to put into the hands of free dif
writes in a Boston paper. He seems to be a hopewere now protected from the rigorous nature of the " cuslion, one thield against its darts.
ful son of " Old South,” and is "the very picture " This Thield, I have little doubt, will at common law, by the salutary and truly republican
of his daddy." provisions of a Sedition Law. Let us be permit.
length, and perhaps very soon, be torn ted to speak the TRUTH, with impunity-and we
away ; for the spirit of which I speak, ask, no more “ goaded by conscious inferiority, ftimu.
It is well known that some of Mr. Jefferson's " Luted to madness, by the envy of superi- | best friends have been disgusted with his visionaWe cannot close this number better than by co.
or talents, reputation and virtue, knows pying the following extract from the speech of Mr.
ry projects. It has been humorously observed that “ to brook no check upon its rile, no Harper, in the house of representatives of the Uni
the President's popularity is drowned in a dry ted States, when the question was orought up by “ censure upon its excelles ; but I will
dock ! “ not lanction my own death by my own the federalists, for reviving the Sedition Law :
“ voice. I will not yield one barrier to “ We are called on fir, for the reasons “ freedom and the right to opinion, while The former ecltor of the “ Whitestown Ga.
why this act should now be continued. “ I can defend it. I regard this law as zette," has sold the establishment to Mr. J. H. LO. " I will give my reasons most freely. “ fuch a barrier ; eble perhaps indeed, THROP, who has issued a paper entitled “ THE " Whether they be the same with those " and ineffectual to check the progress of PATRIOT.”—This title is significant, and ex. s which actuate the conduct of other gen- " that tyrannical spirit which even now pressive of the contents of the paper. We presume " llemen, I know not, but in my mind can scarce restrain its rage ; but though || that federalism will find an able advocate in Mr. " they deserve all consideration. I wish feeble, yet dear to freedom, and never LOTUROR
permitted to put their hands upon it, &c. l speare was born, was very lately habitable. This has the appearance of superstition ; Some houses in this country are said to but the tendency and effect of it is to in- be now habitable, which had been built [pire an uncommon reverence for the book, before the middle of the seventeeth centu. and the law that it contains. They divide ry: while wooden houses built at that it into fifty-two parts, and read one of period, must have been replaced or rebuilt them every Sabbath, so as to go through tour or five times. No mathematical pro. the whole
every year. At the same time blem can be made more certain, than that agricultural.
they read certain portions of the writings the uniform practice of building with of the prophets, and other canonical books. stone and with brick well manufactured,
As soon as a child can speak, he is taught would increase the real worth of ihistown,
to read the scriptures in the language of thirty per cent, within thirty years.
are taught the exposition thereof, and the
doctrine of their rabbins, as soon as they
are capable of it."
NEW-ENGLAND'S MEMORIAL. drills of one fourth part of an acre of very indifferent land; the feed sprung and soon covered the ground with grass tour feet
FOR THE BALANCE.
PROPOSALS have been issued at Bor
ton, for publishing, by subscription, a high and upwards. Being desirous of saving as much seed as possible, I cut but
new and improved edition of the New
TO THE CITIZENS OF HUDSON. one bundle of grass for horses : they ate it
England's Memorial ; first published in all with great avidity.
the year 1669. By NATHANIEL MOR.
TON, Secretary of Plymouth colony. To In August, I took one of the grass
HE present difference in the which will be added, a valuable Tract, by roots and divided it into twenty-eight parts,
expence between building houses of wood the same author, composed in the year which were immediately replanted : eve- and of brick is but trifling; and in a short 1680, and which has never been printed. ry part took root, and the whole are now time, it will be in favour of the latter.
This Tract composes part of the First growing very finely and feeding. I am While the materials for wooden buildings Volume of the Records of the First Church of opinion this grass will make the best are becoming scarce and increasing in
in Plymouth : it was intended to supply pastures we can wish for.- From former
price, there are, in this place, peculiar manj omissions in the Memorial, and was experience I have reafun to believe the
advantages for an ealy and cheap provision compiled principally from the ManuGuinea-grass is perennial.-It is easily of such solid materials as are proof against scripts of Governor Bradford. managed, requires but one good hoeing,
the ravages of fire. Besides clay enough after which it will take care of itself. and more than enough for the manufac
Historical and Explanatory Notes will I am informed a gentleman near Kings- ture of brick, there are, almost adjacent John Davis) with a Map of the old colo
be added by the present Editor, Hon. ton, in Jamaica, makes upwards of £ 1000 to the city plat, inexhaustible quarries of
ny of Plymouth, in which the Indian, as fterling per annum by Guinea grass hay.” | fone, suitable both for the manufacture H. L. of lime and for the foundation and nether
well as the English names of places, will
“ The New England's Memorial con. incrcaling manufacture of lime and brick tains a faithful and interesting narative, rel. monitorial Department.
(provided the building with wood might | ative to the settlement and intant state of De discontinued) would give employment
our Country. it was first published in to a larger number of men within the cor
London, and was received with great apTo aid the cause of virtue and religion.
poration; and, in this way, would be a probation by the people of New. England, benefit to the place. Since therefore and by all who felt interested in the great the band of naiure has spread around us
and magnanimous enterprize which it reand even under our fcei such an abund.
cords. Some of the first characters in ance and variety of matter, which may be Church and State, gave their testimonials wrought and formed into solid and dura
of the merit of the Work ; and in every 66
ble houses, it is imprudent, it is almost succeeding generation, it has been perused HE methods they (the Jews) criminal, to neglect these advantages and
with pleasure and impovement. take to inipire and keep up a reverence lavish money in purchasing perishable and
« To the second edition, published in for the scriptures, (says a late writer,) are combustible materials from abroad.
1721, there was annexed a Summary, by effectual. 'The Pentateuch (that is the five The terrible devaltations and horrible
another hand, bringing down the History books of Moses) is written in fair and distrefies which they had formerly experi- l of the Colony, though in a briet manner, large characters on a roll of parchment, enced by fire, as well as the scarcity of to its incorporation with Maflachusetts in fiited
in the nost ornamental manner. timber, have urged "e Europeans into the 1692. It is put into a bag of filk, curiously practice of building, especially in com- “ It is a Work that principally relates wrought, preserved in a place of the Syna- il pact towns, with brick and stone. Many to the Colony of Plymouth; but the Augogue fet apart for the purpose, richly or- of their houses, built of such solid mate. thor frequently adverts to transactions and namented. When it is brought out, or rials which were manufactured and put to- events in the neighboring, Colonies. Ic carried back, it is done with great cere- gether in the best manner, have lafted sev. has long been out of print ; and it is hoped, mony, and the children in the place are eral centuries. The house wherein Shake. that a republication, in the manner and
THE REVERENCE OF THE PRESENT RACE OF
THE JEWS FOR THE BOOKS OF Moses.
with the improvements contemplated, will Mr. Ross rose and said, That altho' he this treaty had been wantonly and unbe acceptable to all, who reverence the came from a part of the country where provokedly violated, not only in what recharacters and inflitutions of our Ancel- the late events upon the Missisippi had lated to the Mississippi, but by the most tors, and who indulge a liberal curiosity in | excited great alarm and folicitude, he had
excited great alarm and solicitude, he had flagrant and destructive spoliation of our tracing the first lines of their History.' hitherto foreborne the expression of his commerce on every part of the ocean where
* The above valuable and interesting sentiments, or to bring forward any meal- Spanish armed veffels met the American work will be comprised in a volume of a
ures relative to the unjustifiable, opprel- | flag. These spoliations were of imn. bout 400 pages, which will be delivered
five conduct of the Spanish governinent at magnitude, and demanded the most serius to subscribers handsomely bound and let. New-Orleans. He had waited thus long notice ofour government. They had been tered, at Two Dollars. A specimen of in the hope that some person more likely
in the hope that some person more likely | followed by an indignity and c: eft intructhe type, page, and paper, may be seen at
than himself to conciliate and unite the tion of our treaty relative to the Minilippi, the Balance-Office, where Jubscriptions opinions of a majority of the Senate, would which bore an alpect not to be diffembled will be thankfully received until the first
have offered efficacious measures for their or mistaken. of April next, at which time the subscrip-confideration. But seeing the feflion now
To the free navigation of that river we tion paper must be returned. IVe solicit drawing to a close without any such prop
had an undoubted right from nature and the patronage of our friends and the pub- ofition, he could not reconcile a longer fi- | from the position of our weflern country.
lence either to his own sense of propriety, This right, and the right of deposit in the or to the duty he owed to his constituents. || island of New Orleans had been folemnly He could not consent to go home without acknowledged and fixed by treaty in 1795.
making one effort, however feeble or un. LORENZO DE' MEDICI. successtul, to avert the calamity which | That treaty had been in actual operation
and execution for many years. And now threatened the western country. Present Messrs. Bronson and Chauncy are happy appearances, he contefred, but little justi.
without pretence of abuse or violation on to announce to the subscribers and the pub- fied the hope that any thing he might pro
our part, the cfficers of the Spanish gov.
ernment deny the right, refuse the place lic, the publication of the first yolume of | pose would be adopied; yet it would at Roscoe's Life of Lorenzo de' Medici. least afford him some consolation hereafter, insults by forbidding us to land or touch
of deposit, and add the most offensive of all The second volume will be ready for fub. that when the storm was approaching he
their shores, and fhutting.us out as a comscribers in a few days, and the last will had done his duty, by warning those who
mon nuisance. foon be completed. The embarrassments had power in their hands of the means they which were created by the tever, retarded | ought to employ in order to refiftit.
By whom has this outrage been offer. the work, and prevented its earlier appear
He was fully aware that the executive
ed ? By those who have constantly acance.
of the United Sates had acted--that he had knowledged our right, but now tell us they The publishers flatter themselves, that sent an envoy extraordinary to Europe. They have given it away! And because
are no longer owners of the country!!!the American edition of this elegant and
This was the peculiar province, and perinteresting work will be found to be cor-haps the duty, of the President. He would not
they have no longer a right themselves, reat, and that the typographical execution say it was unwise, is this state of our ailuirs,
therefore they turn us out who have an will command the approbation of the
to prepare for remonftrance or negociation, undoubted right-They dispoffefs is of friends of our improvement in arts. much less was he about to propose any
that in which they disclaim all night thenThe names of Subscribers will appear in measure which would thwart negociation
selves.-Such an insult, such unprovoked the third volume ; and the publishers are or ernbarrass the executive. Onthe viher
malignity of condoći, no nation but this gratified with the belief, that no work hith
would affect to mistake :hand he was convinced that more than
-and yet we not erto publithed in this country, has receiv. negociation was absolutely neceflary : that
negociation was absolutely necellary : that only helitate 10 take the course which ined the countenance and support of more more power and more ineans ought to be
terest and honor call us to pursue, but we men eminently distinguished for literary || given the President
, in order to render his
bear it with patience, tarneness, and appaacquirement.
Whom does this intracIt is the request of the Publilhers, that I negociation efficacious. Could the President proceed further, even if he thought
tion of the treaty and the national rights of the names of subscribers, which have not more vigorous measures proper and expe
this country must intimately affect ? If the been already forwarded, may be immedidient? Was it in his power to repel or
wound of national honor be not sensibly ately transmitted, by the gentlemen who punish the indignity put upon the nation?
felt by the whole nation, is there not a large still have proposals in various parts of the Could he use the public force to redress our
portion of your citizens exposed to immecountry, to the Office of the Gazette of wrongs ? Certainly not. This must be the
diate ruin by a continuance of this state of the U. States, No.73, South Second-street,
act of Congress. They are now to judge things ? Thic calamity lights upon all those Philadelphia. of ulterior measures. They must give the
who live upon the Weslern waters. More power and vote to vindicate, in a becoming than half a million of your citizens are by
this cut off from inarket. What would be Columbian Eloquence.
manner, the wounded honour, and the best
the language-- What would be the feelings Mr. R. said he held in his hand certain indignity offered on the Atlantic coast?
of gentlemen in this house, were such an [From the Gazette of the United States.]
resolutions for that purpose, and, before he What would they say if the Chesapeake,
offered them to the lenate, he would very MR. ROSS'S SPEECH,
che Delaware, or the bay of New-York fully explain his reasons for bringing thern
were shut up, and all egress probibited by IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. forward and pressing them with earncftness
a foreign power ? And yet none of these as the best system the United States could waters embrace the interests of so many Monday, February 14. now pursue.
as the Milliflippi. The numbers and propAfter the Senate had finished its delib. It was certainly unnecessary to waste the erty affefted by fhutting this river, are erations upon the legislative business be- l time of that body in stating that we had a much greater than the blockade of any fure it,
lolemn, explicit treaty with Spain. That | Atlantic river would extend 10. Esery