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The attorney general five hundred ditto Secretary to his excellency the governor, five hundred raccoon ditto. The treasu. rer of the State, four hundred and fifty Ota ter ditto. Each county clerk, three hun. dred beaver ditto. Clerk of the house of commons, two hundred raccoon ditto. Members of assembly per diem, three rac. oon skins. Justices tee for signing a war. rant, one muskrat skin. To the conflable for serving a warrant, one mink ikin.--Enacted into a law, this 15th day of Oc. tober, 1788, under the great seal of the ftate, witness his excellency John Sevier, Governor, Captain General, Commander in Chief and Admiral in and over laid Itate.

EXTRACTS
FROM THE RURAL PHILOSOPHER

Descend, my Muse, nor yet abate thy strain,
And paint the pedant of the village train.
Nor that suffice, but let thy prudent lay
Attach due honour to his useful sway,
He comes at length in consequential state,
And self-importance marks his solemn gait,
Read, write, and count, 'tis certain he can do ;
Instruct a school, and sing at chapel too ;
Foresee the changing moon and tempest dread,
And e'en in Latin once some progress made :
In learn'd disputes s.ill firm and valiant found,
Though vanquish'd, still he scorns to quit the

ground;
Whilst, wisely us'd to gather time and strength,
His crabbed words prolong their laggard length.
The rustics gaze around, and scarce suppose
That one poor brain could carry all he knows,
But in his school, to each neglect severe,
So much to him is learning's progress dear,
Comes he upon his smooth or ruffled brow ?
His infant tribe their destiny may know.
He nods, they part ; again, and they assemble :
Smiles, if he laughs; and if he frowns, they trein-

ble.
He soothes or menaces, as best befits,
And now chastises, or ho now acquits.
E'en when away, his wary subjects fear,
Lest th’unseen bird should whisper in his ear
W no laughs or talks, or slumbers o'er his book,
Or from what hand the ball his visage struck.

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OR THE ABBE DELILLE.

THE VILLAGE PASTOR AND SCHOOLMASTER.

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SEE'ST thou yon pars'nage house of modest site ?
There lives the man of God ; in holy rite
He bids the village prayers to heaven arise,
And opens ail the tree !res of the skies ;
He comforts wan!, hallows the marriage bed,
And over fruita 21. flowers his blessings spread ;
He teaches good, receives man from the womb,
Gudes him through life, and follows to the tumb.
Forbear to choose, for this sublimer post,
The man in vile in rigue and av'rice lost,
Who, elsewhere stern, indulgent to himself,
Deserts a lumble cure for abject pelf ;
Wlose manners base, Religion's chair defile,
Who to the day adapts his courtly style.
The faithful pastor, to his parish dear,
Is like yon elm, that many a rolling year,
Beneath its shade's hereditary reign,
Haskeard the gambols of the rustic train ;
Whose branches green, that over Time prevail,
Have seen the children rise, the father fail :
If counsel sage or bounty he dispense,
He's to his flock another providence.
What secret want escapes his searching aid?
God only knows the happy he has made.
in those retreats where want, disease and pain,
Dismay and death, their dreadful sway maintain,
Does he appear ? lo ! Terror takes his flight,
And Death and Horror lose the power to fright.
Esteem'd by wealth, and by the wretched blest,
He hinders guilt by aiding the distrest ;
And rivals oft, with fiercest hate that burn,
Meet at his table, and in peace return.

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Respect his toils ; and let your gen'rous care
His modest house, devoid of pomp, prepare :
Within by virtue's richest treasure graced ;
Without, adorn’d with neat and simplest taste.
Partake with him the produce of thy ground,
And be his altar with your oferings crown'd.
In holy league for mutual gocd conibin’d,
With his instructions be thy actions join'd.
Not Rome, triumphant o'er the world that rose,
A nobler scene could to the sight disclose,
Than does the village, by its rev'rend guide
And virtues sage rele.v'd and ediñed ;
The sage's bounty and the pastor's prayer
Drive from the cottage mis'ry and despair.

OF THE STATE OF FRANKLIN, FOR THE

TERMS OF THE BALANCE. SUPPORT OF THE CIVIL LIST.

To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and fifty cents, THE State of Tennessee formerly be. payable in quarterly advances. longed to North Carolina, and was ceded

To Country Subscribers, who receive their papers to the United States, in the year 1789.

at the office Two Dollars, payable as above. In 1784, the people of that district with

To those who receive them by the mail, Two drew themselves and set up an independ

Dollars, exclusive of postage, payable in advance ent government by the name oi Franklin. In 1788, their legislature enacted the fol.

A handsome title-page, with an Index or Table lowing curious law, for the support of the

of Contents, will be given with the last number civil lit.

of each volume.

Advertisements insereed in a conspicuous and Whereas the collecting of taxes in fpe

handsome manner, in the Advertiser which accor. cie, for the want of a circulating medium, i panies the Balance. has become very oppressive to the guod

Complete files of the first volume, which have people of this commonwealth. And where. as, it is the duty of the legislature to hear

been reserved in good order for binding, are for sale

Price of the volume, bound, Two Dollars and fif at all times the prayers of their conftitu.

ty cents-unbound, Two Dollars. The whole may ents, and apply as speedy a remedy as

be sent, stitched or in bundles, to any post office in lies in their power. Be it enacted by the

the state, for 52 cents postage ; or to any post-of. general afsembly of the sale of Franklin,

fice in the union for 78 cents.
and it is hereby enacted by the authority
of the fame, that from the first day of Jan.
uary, anno Domini 1789, the salaries of
the civil officers of this commonwealth be
as follow, to wit :

SAMPSON, CHITTENDEN ES CROSWELL,
His excellency the governor, per an.

Warren-Street, Hudson. num, one thousand deer skins. His hon- WHERE PRINTING IN GENERAL IS EXECUTED or the chief justice, five hundred ditto. WITH ELEGANCE AND ACCURACY.

PUBLISHED BY

Resides there not a second power here,
Whose looks the restic long has learn'd 10 scar?

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THE

Driginal Elays.

According to this ratio of population, that led that the flaves, in the British Weft in, is, reckoning fifteen years to be the peri- dia islands

, had diminished five per cent. od of doubling, as many people as are

annually ; so that it was neceflary to make Hither the products of your closet-labors bring,

now in the world might spring from one yearly importations of laves to that as Enrich our columns, and instruct mankind.

pair, in the term of four hundred and mount, in order to kecp their, original thirty years !

numbers entire. It is however just to FOR THE BALANCE. The rapid population of the Hebrews

remark, that the savery of the Hebrew in Egypt has been thought miraculous ;

race in Egypt, efter it rose to a degree veOBSERVATIONS ON POPULATION. but, except in one particular instance, it ry cruel and intolerable, was of much

shorter duration than has been commonly may be accounted for without the interHE most remarkable instance, vention of miracles. Egypt was the gran.

fupposed. It seems to have commenced that has been known, of a rapid national ary of nations, the garden of the world

but a hort tiine before the birth of Moles; population, is that of the posterity of Jaand Joseph, who was the governor of that

oor tic afier the Hebrews had become so cob in the land of Egypt. The original kingdom, placed his brethren in the very numerous as to have excited a great alarm number of Hebrew emigrants, from the

best of that goodly land, where they “ sat in the government of Egypt. land ol Canaan into Egypi, was only sev.

by their fleth-pots,” enjoyed “the fish, Among the free nations, whose origins enty : to these are to be added Joleph and

which they did eat freely; the cucumbers, are known, the Turks in their early stages his family, and also the domeitics belongand the melons, and the leeks, and the on.

afford a very remarkable instance of rapid ing to the several families of the patri.

ions, and the garlick.” In such a country, | growth, both in numbers and power. In

where the modes of living were simple and archs ;-probably making in the whole as

The year 1453, the Turks took Conftanthe means of supporting families were very tinople, and utterly overturned the remany as one hundred and forty perfons. Their stay in Egypt is computed to be a.

ealy, where also the age of puberty com- mains of the Roman empire. With allon

menced several years earlier, than in north- lishing rapidity, they extended their con. bout two hundred and fitteen years ; at

er climes ; among a people too, who de. the end of which period, they numbered

quests, and seized the possession of the fincelled celabicy and accounted barrenness a in the wilderness six bundred thousand

est countries, in Europe, in Afia, and in fencible men.

curse, and consequently married general. | Africa. Indeed the world, for a long It would be not difficult to show, that any nation, which shouid be a

ly, and manied young, there was no mira. time, seemed to tremble before them. A

cle in their doubling their numbers in fit. ble to mufter six hundred thousand men fit

little more than iwo centuries before they teen years, while they continued to enjoy begun their valt conquells, they were a to bear arms, must number in the whole

mild laws and a degree of freedom. The but little, if any, less than three millions,

small contemptible horde. "In the Tur. including women and children, old men

difficulty lies in the circumstance of the kinh dominions (says Dr. Davenant) where and invalids. Three millions, or but a lit- Hebrews having increased in the same râ- Ertrogul, a prince of the Oguzian tribe, tle short of it, may be computed to be the rio, even after their opprefTion and flavers planting himself with four hundred famia whole number of people, who left Egypt.

had become intolerable. This was direct- lies at the village of Saguta, by the moun. Supposing then that one hundred and foriy y contrary to the ordinary course of things, tain Tmolus, about the year 1295 laid the persons was the original fuck, that begur and must be accounted for by supposing foundation of the Ottoman empire ; the Hebrew population in Egypt, and come very extraordinary interpositions of which, in 215 years after, came to lubdue that it increased to three millions, in two Providence,

a great part of Asia, and to get a consider. hundred and fitteen years, it tuliows thu An oppressed enslaved people, whose

ible fooling in Europe." fitteen years was the average period ir burdens are exceedingly heavy, usually The population of that remarkable peo. which the peuple doubled its numbers. diminish in numbers. It has been declar. Il ple, from their origin to the commence.

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Sist their conquests, must have been and their opponents, a discerning public ! the part they were to act.

And accordingly the e. uaviy ili the ratio of the population of the

lection was hurried on in an irregular and illegal will see thiongh the delufon, and icje

manner, the spirit and exultation of party operils Hobraws ;-hatis, doubling their num- the poisonious pill though covered with

display cd itself, and two of the names on the ticket bers in the period of about filieen years. | gold.

of ine person aforesaid were thus chosen ; the auth. ors and founders of the association considering it, from the proceedings, virtually and completely dissclved. A report of the transaction, however,

from the circutistances attached to it, was never Celsited.

25alance Clogst.

forwarded io the seat of government; while the Council of Appointment, after a delay of six days, having receive i due information and a legal report

from it proper officer of the militia, commissioned Irom the New EXGLASD REPERTORY.

CAPTAIN CHARLES HOLT.

the nanies mentioned in the first nomination. Thus the joy of the party who exulted in the defeat of

C. 11 vas of short duration, and revenge might be It is an infinious and very frequent trick

HAD one of those wonderful

expecked to succeed as it did

And at the next of the Democrats, as they can make no ra

meeting of the association the fellow aforesaid, with tional opposition to the true principles of tures, commonly called fortune.tellers, is nieasures laid and his party ready, appeared with

a writien barangue and resolutions, relating to Federaliim, to build up mighty callies of predicted, ten years ago, that it would ev.

the conduct of C H. couched in terms of f Ishood their own, and to plant their artillery be. er fall to my lot to perform from weck to

and inscience tolerated only by the peculiar cond. fore these fabrics of their wild imagina. week, the irksome task of detecting and

tion & standing which he alone holds in this vicini. ty

The friends of C. H. preserved a total silence tions. Instead of honest replies to the in-exposing the fathoods of a being, whose

on every motion except one made by him for burnteresting arguments, continually illuing trade is lying, and whole inolt proninen

1ng the paper containing the signatures and articles characterillics are stupidity and meanness, from federal prefies, respecting the lyi

of agreement, which, seeing the determination tem of politics adopted by Mr. Jefferson, I condemned her for an impoftor. But the I thould have laughed at the old bag, and

the party so openly avowed, they assented to, and

the pa:er was burnt with pretty unanimous conser: we find them playing oil their logic on fates have ordered that such should be my

And tms was C. H. released from ihe debased pory. questions where they have no opponent.

dicament imposed upon him by the respect due :o This arıful detence of popular and uncon. lot. It is, therefore, my duty to submit

the company--a situation from which all his mortis withont murmuring, and execute my

taik tested doctrines, this often Gible warfare in

fication arose, being degraded to a naomeitary level with cheerfulness.

with the man who seized this opportunity of grail. a good caufe, is intended by them to give

fying the malicious propensity of his hear, and pluusibility to mealures of ihe must dan- The communication of " Corporal whose revenge appeared in the form of Communigerous tendency, whose filent operction is Trim,” in the Balance of week beloré lui,

cations" in the Balance and Gazette. preying on the viials of our beit political has called into exercile the masterly fib. It was wholly unnecesary for the Cap. maxims, on the ground work of our con. bing talents of Captain Holt. In the tain to take all this trouble. If he had ftitution. Before so much is said and following publication, he has laboured, 1 been as unwilling to hear truth, as to speak written in defence of a republican govern with an industry worthy of a better cause, i it, he would have known, before he triei ment, we could like to be informed what to convince his readers that a company of the experiment, that no cosypany ef 10Federalist in America has exibited any young men in this city, of both political dependent men would ever descend lo low, hostility to republican principles. Feder- . lects, who had associated together to iorm so very low, as io de commanded by such alists are open, honest and decided Repub. an independent company, did not despise la burlesque upon the inilitary character, as licans. Among the leaders of Federalism bim, and retuse to accept of him as their | Captain Chailes Hult. Bút " none are originated the Constitutions of the States captain.

fo blind as those that will not see." Fok and the Union. The writings ot Federal.

had imbibed a notion that he was born to ists have done more, tar more, in jullifying

From the Dee, of last week.

be a great military nan. and supporting thole Contticucions than a- Certain scandalous publications having appeared ny class of men whatever. Anong these in the las: Botla ce and timelon Gazette sempreciingaps dreamed (either awike or alleep) inat C. Holt, be initider the necessity, in the follouing

he would, fome day, become a mighty we muy juftly distinguish and elaborate and

stateineni, of correcting the misrepresentations they captain, and wear a sword. It is suppol. clailic work, in twee volumes, by Mr. contain ; ai lough the character of the writer ed, that in some of his vilions, he fancied

wherover it is known, reiders this trouble useless. John Adams, late President, and iwo ex

be Mould climb the ladder of fame, chule cellent volumes in iiled tise Federalist, of A short time since a plau was set on foot for upon the heels of Bonaparte. li is true, which General Ilanilton was a principal | raising a new compact light into try in this city, dame Nature had not been kind enough 10 anthor. Who were the zealous advocates

had borne a commission in Connecticui) M' Jenk give him the exact contour of a faker; of the Coustication, when it was pre!enced in, jun. and L. Crutrendu, citizens of ditierent but she had furnilhed him with a heart to the several fa: 's for their approbation, li poli: ics, but uniting in this object, being nominated “chock full of fight"-(provided, always,

as its oilicers. The business went on smoothly, on wiian our Democrats were exerciliat a the assurance that whenever party folities made their

that no danger be near.) At lenge the virulent, but in potent oppohuon? W10 appearance in the association it should be instantly

“tide in bis allaiis" arrived, which le have stood foril champions in iis detence dissolved. The number of associators being nearly fondly imagined would “ lead on to for.

complete HARRI CROSWELL, (our readers are rewithin a few years, when serious atrucks

tune.' He leized the glorious golden quested to pardon ihe mention of his name) have been made on its radical principles ? was unfortunately suilered to sign the articles, he opportunity," and had already belpreie Who are low with a patriotic armness ar. having declared his intention to oppose and swart his iniliiary cca!-when, lo! “There came selling he attention of the cominunity to

C. Holt, and used his endeavours to enlist others a frost, a killing froft !"_that is, gentle

into his views. For it was deiermined, rather than every fragrant violation, even at the risk of see a republican at the head of an institution, to pre.

reader, a company of men though tii in prosecution ? To these questions every vent and destroy it, though never so uselilaiid laud.

eleci for their commander, a young gen. candid, every informed person must an- able. A day for the election was then appointed, lemian, every way the reverli ol Hot, (wer, the Federalills. I cannot be deni.

and when it arrived a number of men, some hav.
ing entered with the express purpose of voting but

except in his political sensiments, which ed, When therefore, ide Intelligencer, never serving, some belonging to other enlisted com.

were entirely kept out of vicin-a young the Aurora, and every vehicle of intrigue panies, 9 me who had never attended or been pro- gentleman, in whom, to a miliary figure or ign:ance make a thew of defending posed before, some who had not signed and were and appearance, are united an agreeable

. Republican principles, de pretend that rejected by the company, and some direct from an entertainment given by one of Croswell's candi.

nefs and urbaniiy of manners that focuse this is a point of difference between them dates, were brought forward, all well prepared for

him the esteem and respect of all partic.

He had per

com

Now, people who were acquainted with derstood that the young gentleman who | of the militia, before Holt was comboth Mr. 'Jenkins and Holt , could see was elected to command the company, was

millioned. The ellicers of the regiment, nothing wonderful in this choice. No not a republican. That Mr. Junkins (for the only proper pericns, had never reper. body but the aspiring Captain himself whom, on every trial, I voleu, as capiair) ed to the Council, for the reasons mencould fufpect that it was neceffary to make is warmly attached to the party filing

tioned in " Corporal Trim's" ccminuni. use of any extraordinary tratagem to in. themselves republican, is a fact so well Cation. If any other officer resorted, he duce reasonable men to prefer a gentleman known, that even Holt will not deny it. meildled with busineis which did not conbetore C. Holl. But io bim the affair wai He is not, indeed, such a republicanas cern him. Willi relpect to "dre inloraltogether inexplicable--that is, he could Charles Holt, for be pofleffes both lioner mation," it is true Hole waised upon the 7: ot, or he would not see what was direct. and huneity.

Governor in person, and no doubt gave ly before his eyes : He therefore went to

The next fentence has its full share of

him information as correct as bis fatemeri work to convince the public that his de

in ibe Bee. falfhoods, but the only one material, is that ieat was wholly to be ascribed to the artful which fates that some ol ve men who al.

That part of the publication which management of an individidal--an individ

tended the election, were

direct from an

speaks of the transactions of the last meets ual, too, of whole “ peculiar condition entertainment given by one of Croswell's

ing, deferves particular attention. It is and fanding" the captain speaks very candidates." The candidate here referred

not true that I had a

у mealures laid," contemptuoully. to, is Mr. John T. Lacey, a gentleman of

or any “ party ready.'

party ready." Not a single per{on ofche

had If the patient reader will accompany me

company even been informa very refpcét ble standing, who was elected through the Captain's publication, we will lieutenant of the company.

That he was

ed of the manner in which I meant to pro.

ceed. It is not true that I " take it up sentence by sentence, and de- one of my candidates, is false. I did

appeared tect and expose its misrepreseniations as not know, previous to the nisering, tha:

with a written harar.gue and resolutions re

lating to C. Holt.” I had no harangue we proceed.

he was to be a candidaie, and thereiore did
not vote for him.
With his election,

written, nor but one resolution, and that The captain begins with a false infinua.

did not cven mention C. Holt. The res. however, I was perfe&tly fatisfied. tion, which grows into a direct ustruh,

olution of disapprobation and censure, towards the close of his publication, where Next follow a string of fallhoods -his which palled unanimously, was not forma he expressly says that I wrote the commu. not true that "the election was hurried

ed until towards the close of the meeting. nications concerning him in the Balance on in an irregular and illegal manner ;' It is not true that my address to the comand Gazeite. That I wrote the commu- nor is it true that " the spirit and exulta

pany was “couched in terms of faishood,"? nication of " Corporal Trim," I fhall not iion of party openly displayed itself.” ilated plain facts ; and challenged ibc deny ; but that I wrote or saw the The election was either made a party-busi-captain to deny them : Nay, I offered to munications in the Gazeite, before they nels, or it was not. If it was not, ihon

prove every syllable that l'advanced, if he were publikheid, is not true.

the falfhood stands good againit Huli; but even dared to contradict me. I accused

if it was, and the federaliits were the Without pretending to doubt the noble

him of conduct beneath the character of a lirongest, why did they not dieet John T. Captain's word, I would huinbly beg leave

soldier or a man ; and he was unable to Lacey, a federalist, as their captain, and delend himself. to ask, who nominued “ C. Hole (who

This was done in the had burne a commission in Connecticut reject M. Jenkins, jun. a republican ?

prelerce of about thirty men, who witnesas an officer of the new company of in

Or if the republicans were the strongel, fed with what conscious guilt, he sunk un

how in the name of wonder could such a der the imputation. fenity ?". The queilion is easily answered, and if the cibtain is not in fear of be.

person as Croswell is described to be, bave With the remainder of the captain's

such astonishing influence with them ? ing" degraded," he had better falisty

publication I have nothing to do. Enough those incredulous people who wish to be

Surely, Floit has a very curious mode of has been said to thew that his conduct, in convinced of every thing, before they be.

complimenting his brother republicans. the affair in question, has been base, mean lieve. Beides, if it should appear in the One question more for the worthy cap

and detestable; and that the public may capiain noi opiy voted for himself and ob. iain. 11 “ the authors and founders

know with what" harmony and effect,the tained a commillion for himleii, but also the affociation," confidereddit comple:cly

brave man prosecutes his undertaking, it nominated himsell, who would not envy disolve i, by the event of this election, may

be proper to mention, that he is una: him his sword and cock'd hat ?

how did it happen that one Charles Hoji, ble to enlist a company. Men of his own It is not true that the “ number of al

(who boulis et having been one of those party who belonged to the association, derI founders"; accepted his appointment, as

pise him, and condemn his conduct, fociators" was " nearly coinplete," when

one of the commiiree to take measures to To prevent any further altercation with H. C. " was unfortunately suffered to lign

procure the committens of the elected regard to fails, I have to add, that every the articles.” This circumstance is of no consequence ; but it is a falfhood, anii officers, and to draw up roles for the fu.tbing material in this fatement, and in the

communication of " adds one to the number. I therefore noie ture regulation of the company ? Holt did

Corporal Trim,” is it.

accept this appointment, and actually told íusceptible of the most ample and fatisfac

me the next day that he had spent the tory proof. I am proud to confess that I did declare whole morning in running about to attend

HARRY CROSWELL. . my intention to oppole the election of C.

to the business. As a further proof that Holt. . But it is not true that I endeavor. he accepted the appoiniment, every one of

* An apology is due to the readers of ed to enlist others into

my
views.

the Balance, for occupying fo large a share the company know, that he prelented a The next fentence is so gross, so palpa. set of rules of his own drawing at the next

of this paper, with matier vrinteresting to

a great portion of them. Weihink, lowbly talse, that, even coming from Charles meeting, and contended againit diffelving

ever, after such a complete display of the Holt, it excites some surprize.

The association. That assertion

inay there.

character and conduct of C. Holt, it will determined (says Holt) rather than fee a fore be scored down as a talihood.

he almost needless to ever mention him or republican at the head of an institution, to It is not true that the Council of Ap- || his productions again. His fallhoods will prevent and destroy it." It would be

pointment " received due information not be believed ; it will, therefore, be supposed, by this, that he meant to be un- and a legal report from a proper officer anneceffary to refute them.

" It was

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plans for th: future regulation of their 7. The Publication of every little Book
ives. Few live at present in such a man. is most clearly noi criminal ; or else the
ner as gives item rational ground of fatis- Pablither of Wake's Catechism, or the
faétion; yet most people intend or think History of Robir. Hood and Litle John,
hev intend to live well, at some future would he criminal.
period. The fons and daughters of mirth, C. What then is it that makes it so ?
who use life merely as a frolickfome holi. 7. It is the Malice, the Fallhood, the
day, look forward, in the momen's of re.

Wickedne's, or the Sertiriousness of it,
Agricultural,

flection, to some distant time, when they and the like that constitutes the Crime. design to treat lite as a serious thing -- C. How can that be, when I have heard

Sensualifts flatter themielves that, after a my neighbour, Farmer Jones, infift upon EXTRACT

lew more years of indulgence, they will 11, chai ile hath often heard my Lord Judge FROM A FRENCH BUOK, ENTITLED, break the fatal enchanıment and live as

upon the Bench declare, that the Jury bad 6 THE FARMER, POCKET DICTIONARY." becomes rational beings. The rich man nothing to do either with the Malice, the ot even threescore, whose whole soul has,

Falthood, the Wickedness, or the Sedition through a long life, been absorbed in con.

of it, that that was all forin, and they YOR PREPARING WHEAT TO BE SOWN ON

stant and

eager
efforts 10 accumulate

were on yio sind wheiher the Defendant
PUOR AND SANDY LAND.
wealth, says lometimes in his heart, “ I

did publish it? will yet give myself a little respite from

3. You certainly must be mistaken ; worldly cares, and will employ a smal}

tur Faimer Jones never could say any AKE twelve or thirteen

remnant of my days in securing my title such thing. pounds ot wheep's dung, which boil, dregs to the unlading inheritance."

C. The Former did say so, and I am and all, in a good deal of water. Diffolve three or four pounds of falt petre, and

Thus people lull themselves with inel. pohive of it.

fectual resolves and hollow promises : on 7. Then let us reason the matter tointule in this pickle, for eight hours, a

the altar of deceit, they make their obla. geider, bushel of new wlieat. Dry it in an airy

lions of vain incense, such as the greai C With all my heart. I long to hear place, not much exposed to the fun. Re.

tragic poet calls “limber vows." There your opinion, as the affair seems to be of peat this operation several times, and low

is always a fallacy in refolves of amend. gieat consequence. your grain thinly."

ment, when some future time is aligned 3 As you have ofien been upon a JoThe author afferts, that, “ from expe. for beginning the work. Whoever are ry, I fuppole vou have nia forget that it is rience it is known, tifat every grain of the unwilling to give attention to the business alway's customary for the Jury to take do prepared feed produces leven or eight of self-correction, to day, cannot be siir. Oath before the Trial ? Italks at least, and each of those flaiks pro. cere in resolving to attend to it hereafter ; C. I remember it well. But the con. duces ears of more than fifty grains of becaule, if poftelling the same difpofitions, lents of the oati I do not now perfectly se. coin in eich : that grain thus prepared, their repugnance will be as great and their colla et. starts sooner, ihan when sown in the usual objections as strong, to-morrow,

7. It is this : The jury swear, that tley methods : that it grows thick and large- year, or at any future sime, as they are will well and truly in the ifiue between but ought to be fown thinner than usual : di prelent. Accordingly, the Book, that The King and the Detendunt, and a true that grain, produced from feed thus pre- teaches Wisdoin, folemnly exhorts and verdiót give, according to the evidence. pared, is not liable to blali, to smui, or commands the children of men to seek her C. This oath seems to be a very fericus mildew, as unprepared grain." NOW.

affair.

7 And so it ought to be ; for on the due a'tention to this oath depend the file, liberty, and property of every Englili.

man. 39onitorial Department.

og iscellany.

C. Pray what do you mean by the illuje?

7. I mean, Sır, that care which the To aid the cause of virtue and religion. [The fllowing curious publicis:ion, is copied from a

parties have agreed to reler to the jury's London paper, printed in the year 1770

consideration ; and which is reduced into Edit. Bal.]

a legal proper torm. But left you may riet FOR THE BALANCE.

comprehend ji clearlv, I will give you the A DIALOGUE

iubitance of the proceedings, whereby you

will be the bear abe io judge u hidi is THE FOLLY OF PROCASTINATION. Between a Country Farmer and a Jury. meant by the word fine.

You muft ob man, on the futject of Libels. serve then, that the A sorney Gereral lets “ Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise,

forih, in the information he exhibits d. He who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank expecting stay

gainst the delenrani, that he did, on fuch

C. Till the whole stream that stopt him shall be

RAY what is a Libe! ?

a day, publish a false, {cardubi ees

ditious libel, tbe tenor whereut is as fol. gone, 7. A little Book.

lows. And then le iranluribes the parti Which runs, and as it runs, forever shall run on,"

C. Is then tire Publication of this little or book he complains of urbatim and l1l.
Cowley.
Bork criminal ?

eratim, and puis such conllruétions i'r ?

it, by mouendoes, as he viiks !" til 7 Wliy then was you called upon to try answer his puipole. To shus the deler.de HERE is nothing in which The Defindant, for publishing a Libel, ant pleads, that he is no grilor in people ore frequently ckcrive and cheat which you lay is a litle Book, it it was ner and fisa as he infumition furns; lives, than in their purpoies and 001 criminal ?

and puts himteit opun the country. And

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7. No,

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