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prosecution and trial of the junior editor, Cheet. || thought of a party that will not subscribe to such a ham asserts,

sentiment as “ An executive without virtue is unfit " Mr. Scott Smith, feeble, as you all for his starion ?" Never was more truth expressed “ know he is as a man, and as a lawyer in so snall a compass, and wc earnes:ly hope ttat “ without an equal in the descending the time will yet come, when a majority of the peo

scale, volunteered his services in behait ple of America will be of the same opinion. " of the traducer of the cxalted character But Cheetham says, chat Mr. Smith · uttered the • of our executive ! ! !"

remark not as an abstract proposition, but as appii. “ So much zeal (luy's Cheetham) to cable to Mr. Jefferson !" This is not true: and the " advocate delamation of the most deadly intelligent gentleman" who gave Cheetham the " and malignant kind, is to be auributed information, has told him a falshood. Wile conto a cause other than that of altachment tending for the right of giving the truth in evidence, " to the present adminiftration."

Mr. Smith made the remark, adding, that the picos “ From this alacrity it was fair to infer of an executive ought to be exposed, to put the peo" that Mr. Scott Smith bad much gall to ple on their guard at a future election : that if a

discharge against the adminiftration." prineer did, under pretence of exposing vices, state That Mr Smith voluntarily offered an able and

falshoods concerning an officer, he ought to be pun.

ished ; but if he stated nothing but truth, he ought ingenious argument in favor of giving the cruih in evidence on the trial of the junior editor, is true

to be acquitted ; therefore, he conended, that the but that he advocated delamation is false. His mo

truth should be admitted in evidence. tives for doing wbar he did, as avowed by himself,

CAPTAIN HOLT'S BRAVERY. were highly laudable. At any rate, he may claim

The captain, feeling hurt by some cutting truths the merit of consistency, which has been forfeited

concerning the militia affair, which had been told by by most of his party. He cannot be accused of de. a correspondent of the Gazette, threatened Mr. serting his principles, although he may have turned

Stoddard, in high lernis, and cautioned him against his back on the Clintonian faction. He frankly I give the Captain's own language :

admitting such communications--But hold-we will declared, that as he formerly condemned the Sedi.

I now seriousy warn you, Mr. Stod. tion law, which permitted the truth to be given in eu.

“ dard, that although a sentiment of regard idence, he could not now honestly advocate the com.

" has hitherto withheld my hand, the next mon law doctrine of tbe greater the truth, the greater (being the third) offence of this nature the libel.-Mr. Smith is not the only democrat thai

" received from you shall be attended with has had candor, honesty and consistency enough to

consequences which you shall feel in avow the same sentiment; but a large portion of the most sensible and lafting manner," his party have changed from the most clamorous

Afrer such warnir:gs as these, who could have bawlers for the liberty of the press, to your thorough- thought that Mr. Stoddard would have the presumpgoing advocates of gags and shackles-star.cham.

tion to again mention the captain in his paper! bers and inquisitions.

Would a prudent man dare to rouse the resenimerit

of such a valorous hero as Captain Holt Only But, reader, we hasten to that part of Cheet- think! astonished reader, that i hand" which had ham's note, which most particularly deserves your

been" hitherto withheld,” was raised aloft, to deal artention. A remark which fell from Mr. Smith, in

forth upon the head of the offender “ consequences"

both • sensible and lasting." And yet, Mr. Stod. the course of his argument, on the trial above-men dard was not intimidated. He could not be seen to tioned, calls forth all the ire of the Clirtmian Organ. cremble. He even trod on the very toes of the CapThis single remark (Cheetham tells us) is suicient

tajn's forbearance--for, in his next paper, he com

miried that .. third offence" for which he was to be to convince every body that Mr. Smith no longer

so severely punished ! And do you ask what was the belongs to their party; and we confess that, for " consequence ?" Why, truly, the Captain bore once, we are of Cheetham's opinion--for the re it all like a philosopher : But in his / si paper, he mark consists of the following plain English words:

sais, that Mr. Sroddard must not presume too

much on his patience, for it shall not a'w rys screen An Executive without viriue is unfii hm," &c.- Under the indefni'e terms of too much fiis his lauon."

and not always, ihe Captain finds a retreat for his

ireanness and cowardice Fie, man, fie' there's
Now Cheetham takes this as the clearest proof that no terror in your threats "
Mr. Smith is opposed to the present administration
The sentiment has so much the quali:y of Mr. Burr's

The dry-dock-monger, noticed in our last, has toast ; " An union of all borest men,” that Cheet.

filled a colunin of the last Bee, wjh the couch foon of

his whimsical di: quisition. The first thirg that oc. ham and the Clintonians cannoi bear it. Vhat!.Mr. cuirs in this last clumn, worthy of a!tenuen, is an Smith preted to be a republican, and uiter such an au

assertion of the writer, that he has " carefully ex. ti-democra'ical sentiment ! A republican ! and hoid

amined posts and fences taken from the bottom of ves. that "an executive withcur virtue is unfit frr his sia

sels which have been standing for a number of

years,' '- He does not infrom us of the size of the tion !" Down with such republicanism, savs Cheet.

vessel froni which these fe::ces were taken. ham Mr. Smith has joined the enemy! He is a

He next teils of ine •

viial parts or iron work of da, gerous niar:! He thinks rulers ought to be vir 4.

a ship." We know not what he means by the “ vi.

tal parts." The seits may be mos: propeily termed ous ! He must be a federalist, or a Burrite. Fr so, because they cunouce, mcre than any thing else, democra's h ld that “ an executive withour vir:ve, to the life of ihe snip. But who would think of a is not untit fichis s'ation." Chertham asks, ' \'la:

Cheetham's New York Watcb-Iower, has recently come to hand in an entire new dress-in such a strange habit, in fact, that it was almost as much unknowa as the notorious swindler who disguised himself by putting on a clean shirt. But Cheetham has been cautious, while altering his manner, not to improve his matter. Falshoods appear in the col. mns of the Watch-Tower, as numerous as usual, with no other difference, than that they shew a face more bold.

In a note to a long electioneering publication, Cheetham attacks, with much asperity, “ Mr. Scott Smith," (James S. Smith, Esq) denouncing him as an enemy to the present adıninistration and a friend to Mr. Burr ; and censuring him for having volun. teerel in defence of the junior editor of the Balance, on his la:e trial.

After declaring that Mr. Smith is “ insiguificant in every thing but mischief,” Cheetham asserts that he was, during the revolution, a British officerthat, after the peace, he sailed for England with the British Reet, “pouring out upon the United States a torrent of most fervent Curses"--that he shority after returned, with as a British ofñcer, which he continued to draw until lately.

This may be true, or it may not ; for it should be observed that Cheetham's word goes but a little way towards establishing a fact. But, admitting for a moment, that it is true, we beg the reader to recollect that this same half pay offcer has been “ until lately," very lately, a friend and favorite of Governor Clinton, and the whole democratic party. The friendship that subsisted between him and Governor Clinton, was not that common-place political intimacy which grows out of a congeniality of sentiment ; but they seemed to enjoy each other's confidence, in a degree by no means common, both in public affairs and in private concerns — Governor Clinton employed this same half-pay officer as an ageni for transacting the business of his patent with his terants in Duchess county ; and for various other kinds of business, the emoluments of which, we presume, did not fall far short of the half-pay of a British officer. Under the administra. tion of Governor Clinton, Mr Smith was appoint. ed a captain of light horse, not withstanding he was, at the same time, (according to Cheetham) receiv. . ing “ as a British oficer." That Mr. Smich was not only a favorire of Governor Clinton, but of the whole party, will appear from his having been on all occasions, while he resided in Du chess, a principal leader of the band at elections, a standing conumitree man, and a distinguished speaher at electioneering meetings, and from his having been twice a canilj late, on the democra-ic ticket, for a sea in "he s'aie leg lature. Now, whether Mr. Smih received all the honors «f democracy, be. cause me “ was, during the revolution, a British oficer," & & &c or whe her it was merely be. cau e hr

was according to the Waich. Tower) “ iriga 911 in every ihing but misuhief," we l-ave (fean, and his master conto decide, while viejas un O 29. her pant : f his , u' canin

sirip with iron sus!s?

While encountering an objection in the course of re; would be fund in Mr. Sinith's disgrace his essay, the writer (who, by the bye, calls himsul inginn (u hile delivering te 2 ve senil.

-elf Nau ilus") says, " To this an answer comes a me.,) and the hi

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volunteer" As we find nothing else worthy of par.

ticular notice, we leave ". Let us .st ri ul; ask the acader, what must be

Nau ilus" and his “. vol. unteer" to drown in their

Afier memtionirs, in his habitual manner, the

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able : it is a weed that thrives most on
those foils, which are seldom seen to pro-
duce plants of the highest excellence.--
Yet a degree of jealousy, unless toward
tried friends, is a shield to virtue, a tence
against impofitions and a necellary ingre-
dient in the human character; fince ma-

ny men and, perhaps, more women, er-

pecially in the sealon of unexperienced Congress of the Union,

youth, have been the wretched victims of

their own blind credulity and misplaced

INTERESTING DEBATE, Such is the cold-hearted prudence of On Mr. R. GRISWOLD's Resolution for calling on PLASTER OF PARIS, OR GYPSUM. Suspicax, that he always holds his confi

the President for the title to the province of Loudence aloot, and will truit no body. He isiana. 66

descries treachery lurking under every ciHE plaiter of Paris (says | vility and under every smile that is bel

[CONCLUDED:] the Di&tiongy of Arts) is a preparation towed upon hiin ; and his owl-like foul, of several species of Gypsum, dug near perched in a solitary nook, and blinking

MR. J. RANDOLPH, Mount Maitre, a village in the neighbour. with pain at the lustre of human virtues, hood of Paris ; whence the name. The contemplates the human character oply When the gentleman fit introduced belt fort is hard, white, shining and mar- through a dark medium. Suspicax prides this resolution I thought it rather disorder

. bly ; known by the name of Plaster-stone, himself in his knowledge of the world, and ly, but as it was not noticed from the chair, or Parget of Mount Maitre. It will nei that he is never duped ; but he is equal | I did not interiere. As on ibis, as well ther give fire with steel, nor ferment with ly a stranger to the noble feelings of friend. as on other occasions I have seen rules a. aquatortis, but very freely and readily cal. || hip and to the iweet enjoyment of a dopted, of getting rid of such a motion as cines in the fire into a very fine plafler ; friend,

that which is now before the House. I the use of which in building and casting On the other hand, fo yielding is the cannot reconcile the gentleman's theory ftatues is well known.”

temper of Flexilis, and so feeble is the with his practice. He lays the Treaty may Mr. Deane, in his New England Far

texture of his mind, that he knows not, be properly ratified, but not properly made mer, observes that when this substance is even on the most necessary occasions, to

(Mr. Griswold here role to explain.) I reduced to powder, a moderate degree of give a repulse or a denia!. His confidence

Taid, continued Mr. G. " If the Treaty heat will m ke it boil like milk, and and his purse are at the service of every

was constitucionally made and ratified, we ap

claimant. A fiagle hour's conversation are bound to carry it into execution. like a Suid; but that it cannot be pear made to boil moie than filieen or iwenty

with bim converts an utter siranger into a (Mr. Randolph went on.) I cannot fill

bolom friend. The generosity of Flexilis, underiland the gentleman. I grant we are Whence he concludes that it ininutes. contaius a large quantity of fixed air,

which far exceeds his means, is lavished bound to carry this Treaty into effe&t, and which is discharged in boiling. He fur. principally on the worillets, because they

it is the duty of this coinmittee to enquire ter remarks that, after fianding a few days,

lay the strongest siege'; and it springs rath- what provisions are necessary to be made the fixed air will be reflored.

er from an extreme facility of difpofition, and whether we are to take poffullion by ciThe French Plafler is known to be con.

than from a true nobleness of mind. As i viliang, or by foldiers. The gentleman

he makes himselt all boney, the flies light fays there are dubious points, and where fiderably superior to that ot Nova Scotia.

upon anak devour him ; he becomes the were there not dubious points in a busine's dupe of knavia artifices, the prey of of the magnitude of Louisiana ? The gen. Darpers.

urman has discovered a new position. It

Between these two extremos, which there are these dubious points, does it n? Agonitorial Depart:nent. have been mentioned, there lies a prih,

lie in this committee to investigate then that is impriment with the footileps of a If a dishculty ariles it may become a lubTo aid the cause of virtue and religion. happy test ---Eheiraty ColoUS, the can

ject of future inveit gation. The gentle. did, the prudent and the goed.

man, while he acknowledges a moral duly,

may refuse his fan&tion, he might have FOR THE BALANCE.

refused his fanétion to the treaty ol '03

and he may refuse it now. With regard

Literary notice.

to the ftipulations on the part of France,

bis Catholic majefty agrees to cede is AGAINST THE EXTREMES OF SUSPICION


months after the rarification of the treaty AND CREDULITY.

on the part of the United States. By ite GENTLEMEN in this vicinity, who

arguments of the gentleman, we must lend are willing to become patrons of that el. a Vtmise to Itali, to enquire whether He divine teacher, whole ere egant and valuable literary work, the France has pe termer her part of the trcali penetrard the darkest labyrinths of the ** PORT FOLIO,” may obtain it by and an illue mult be made up thereon. I 1:17:0 heall, lolemnly gate this caution- applying to the fubfcriber, who is author. 311, glari to find no more of that holle ary precept: Beware of men." Indeed ized to receive íubicriptions. The fourth fpirit which once prevailed in a part of this 100 great facility of dilpoition is preier. volume cominences on the fifi davoll houfe. By no treaty are the bounders able to the extreme of jerioait ; for briter January next.--Price of the per, titolauluna defined, and though it has oiis it to be foncimes deceived than never Doliurs, per anrum, parabile in ariante en been attenpied, it has never been done. w lepok confidence',-- Ar over picious

HIRRY CROONILL. It will belong to Spain, leteatres o leite terper is as uncomfortable as it is unami. Balance Office, Nur. 1803.

the boundaries with the United States, us

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in a sinilar case with Great Britain. ed to the United States, I then was, and cle of the Treaty of O&t. 1, 1800, between When we have decided whether we shall trust I always shall be, ready to redress, France and Spain, and they will fee, that take poffeffion of this territory or not, it whether they arise upon the banks of the no title is thereby acquired by France--It will be the time for the gentleman to make || Mississippi, or in any other quarter of the is true, that his catholic Majesty promises chese enquiries. Another ingenious gen- union-judging from the little informa. || to cede the country to France--Bui when ? tleman, Mr. Goddard, says, that though cion which was then afforded us, I should Six months after the full and entire exeču. the ipse dixit of the First Consul is now a have been willing to this end to have taken tion of certain conditions and ftipulations law to Spain, yet, he asks, how long may poflellion of the Illand of Orleans, until relative to the Duke of Parma. And it continue so ? This was the very reason our rights were restored, altho' no propo- France cedes hier right, acquired in vira why Grea: Britain so long withheld from sition of that kind was before us--But, lue of that article, to the United States, treating with the Republic of - France, for this, is a wish to involve the country which is in other words, her right to the There is no confidence to be placed in in war to be ascribed to me? And that King of Spain's conditional promise-To them, they may make war again, said the for the purpose of acquiring territory not know whether this promise is binding on British ministers. So Spain may take por

our own? No Sir, I repeat it, no dispofi-Spain, we ask to be informed, what is this feffion again when the is ftrong. This is tion to my knowledge, was ever enteriain- creaty? And what are these conditions and the gentleman's argument--We may cd of acquiring the Territory now ceded to ftipulations ? Has France ever performed now take possession-hen Spain in her the United States by force, as the gentle them? Is Spain satisfied on this subject, turn takes poffeffion from us.

I do not man seems to insinuate — The war-whoop and has Spain made the promised cession ? understand such arguments. The Presi. has been raised and a disposition to plunge If not, has the waved their performances ? dent has sent us his meflage, and this is all the United States into war, and acquire In either cale France may have acquired a that is at present necessary. It gentlemen this country, per fas aut nefas, ascribed good tille—But if they have not been tulcan fhew a diffent on the


of Spain, to us ; but I did not expe&t to have seen filled, or waved, she had none-If none, then it will be time enough to enter with countenance given to it here, I then felt none could be conveyed to us, and the conan armed force. I hope the committee and now feel the imputation to be unjuft, ! sequence is, that we buy a conditional prowill immediately proceed to carry the at the same time I am ready to acknowl. || mise made by Spain to France, to cede the Treaty into effect, and I shall vote to that edge the existence of a disposition to redress territory in question and the conditions not effect.

the wrongs of my country-But I admit fulfilled-But it has been answered that Dr. Mitchell here offered to withdraw

the navigation of the river Mifflippi to we do not pay our money until we get poí. his motion.

be vastly important, that great facrifices feflion-I admit it, but suppose as I have

onght to be made to secure it to the Uni!. betore said, that Spein yielding to imperiMR. GODDARD,

ed States and suppole I admit for argu cous circumstances, does not at present relift Next role and said, As I had no right to ment fake, that we were disposed to i to our taking pofleffion, is it of no importance demand, I had no reason to expeét a com- war to secure it-What follows ? A dif to us to fee to it, that right and title are on pliment from the gentleman from Virginia ferent course has been pursued--A Treaty our side? When the politics of Europe (Mr. Randolph.) But altho' the gentle. is now presented to us, by which it is said shall afiume a different aspect, Spain may man is not willing to allow, to the remarks Louisiana is ceded to the United States- || re-assert ber right, and say to us, this was which I had the honor to submit to the are we precluded from enquiring whether mere usurpation on the part of Francehouse, when I was first upon this question, any title has been acquired to the ceded we never did cede this country to her ; a the credit of ingenuity, yet as he has seen country ? Are we not to be permitted to promise to be sure is made to cede on Got to bestow no small attention to them, I enquire, whether the seeds of future war certain conditions ; those conditions were trust the house will indulge me a few mo. are not sown by this ceflion ? Are we fir, never fulfilled; you bouglit with your eyes inents, while I reply-Toe gentleman has to pay fitteen millions of dollars for the open ; your title is unfound, and you been pleased to enquire after the hostile (pir- | purchale and still go to war with Spain for knew it at the time of the purchase ; relit, which actuated me and my political the pofleflion of the country ? Nay we tore to us a country, of which we have friends on a former occafion--when this not defire gentlemen to give us, veen unjully deprived ; ought we not to subject was under consideration. To what or peace? If the country must be had, lei fee to it, that Spain can have no such claim does the gentleman allude ? Was there ev. 115 either acquire it by force, or if we pur. upon us, before we purchase? And should er, sir, a proposition belore the house to ac- chafe it, let us have the peaceable poller. we noi, in case of a future contest with quire Louisiana by force ? Is it in the recon. We request documents, if any there | Spain on this fubjc&t, proceed with much collection of any gentleman that this coun. are, which will prove to us that France, more confidence, it we know that the title, try was deemed lo important to the Unit. of whom we have purchased, had any title as well as the posseffion is in us ?-But ed States, that any members of this house -The Treaty does not thew this, but the fuppose Spain should wrest it from us, and proposed to go to war to acquire it ? WX reverse-A Gentleman froin l'irginia, ll application fhond be made to France for there ever indeed a propofition to acquire (Mr. Randolph) has faid, that France has | indemnity --Would not she also say, you it in any manner ?

declared to us in the Treaty, that she has bought with full notice of what our idle I answer there was not-Look at the re- an inconteñible title to the domain and por. was. Look at your Treaty-ittaus we had port of the secret committee made last fer- feflion of the ceded country.

That it is only a conditional promile from Spain to fion and now published-Does it intimate the business of France to see to it, that we cede rous ; fich tiile as wela, in vinile that it would be desirable to annex the im- have the quiet and peaceable poffeffion, and of that promise, we gave to you and you mense country of Louisiana to the United that this onght to satisfy us-Had this paid us for nuthing more, lettic that was Siates ? No, the project to do chis is to me Tieaty left the matter in a fimple declara- ier with Spain ; such would be the lan. novel-Bui Sir, I do recollect at the last cion on the part of France, that hier alle to guage of France. Suppofs, fir, we had Seffion of Congress, that I saw the rights the ceded ierritory was incontcft:ble, it purchased the land of Malia of Great Bri. of the United States on the Banks of the would have been a very different thing; iain; she told us that her title was derived Tippi, invaded-her honor infalted- but their careful explain this declaration. Il from the Treaty of Amers, au the called a moft toiemn treaty infraéted--the delib. alta fluie to u: c'early, what that title is, it an incomel biceite, and clined to de. erate wrougs and iníul.s which were offer- and fil, let any person read the third arti- liver to us the policlliur ; faculd we be sat


isfied with this, or hould we not call for had ftipulated that Spain should continue Clerk's table in the following words, to wit: chat treaty, and see what were its conditions in poslenion of Louisiana for ten years, " Together with a copy of the instru. and ftipulations ? I trust we should ; and and in the mean time every other ftipula- ment of cellion from Spain, executed in what difference is there between the two tion of the treaty had been fulfilled, at the pursuance of the same Treaty conveying cases ? In this case therefore, I coniend it end of chat time, the President calls on us Louisiana to France, (if any iuch inftru. is highly proper

that we should see the doc. to make laws to take puslesion of and gov. ment exists.") uments, if any there are, which prove ern the country. We then enquire, does The question was taken, that the House that France had any title to the ceded terri- | Spain consent, or does she retule to give do

agree to the faid second member of the tory ; Gentlemen have taken various meth. up the possession ? Is no such enquiry motion as so amended, And palled in the ods to get rid of this claim; one gentleman || proper and necessary, and may it not be negative. refers us to newspapers for information ; made without trenching on the


The third member of the said motion bethe learned gentleman from New York || ing power, which belongs to the Prifident ing again read, the words following, io wit: has referred us to what is well known and Senate ? I conceive it may. But the Also copies of such correfpondence throughout all Europe ; suppose with all l gentleman from Maryland, Mr. Nicholson, between the government of the Uoited due humility, we acknowledge our igno- has said that it is only a question about a S ates and the government or Minister of rance of what is so well known in Europe ; | little time which may be ipent in enacting Spain, (if any such correspondence ha what follow ? Why, that we have more the necessary laws, and if we never get taken place, as will shew the affent or dif. need of the information we now seek, to possession, it can do no hure ; but I con- fent of Spain to the purchase of Loui. enable us to form correct opinions on the ceive we should make a ridiculous figure ana by the United Siates." subject before us ; this gentleman and his in eacting laws for a foreign country and The question was taken, that tho House friend from Virginia, have also undertak. in governing people who have no connec. do agree to the said third member of the en to tell us about this Treaiy which we ion with us. As to the specific motion of motion, wilh to see, and I should have regretted ll the gentleman from New York, (Mr. And passed in the negative. that the word "boundaries" had been made | Mitchell) to poftpone the further confider. The fourth and laft member of the said use of had it not given the two learned dtion on this question until M.y next, it motion being again read, in the words gentlemen an opportunity to display their is singular indeed-We call for informa- following to wit: information on this subject-altho' I must tion which we deem necessary to enable us Together with copies of such other confess it is but a linall bale, on which to to act with understanding on this subject; documents as may be in the department of reft lo large a superfiru&ture, as they have che gentleman is good enough to say to us, State, or any other department of this erected ; but aliho' this information may act first and then you shall have the infor. government tending to ascertain whether be very useful, yet as the representatives | mation; a fingular favor this ; I trust the the United States have in fact, acquired of a free people, we ought to be satisfied motion will not prevail, but that the orig. any title to the province of Louibana by the with nothing short of information that is inal resolution offered by my colleague will treaties with France, of the thirtieth of A. official. Indeed if gentlemen who are be agreed to.

pril, one thousand eight hundred and more favoured than we, have had access


ihree." to chefe docuinenis, if a majority of this I shall voie for one part of the resolu. The quesion was taken that the house do houle have information enough to guide tion ; which goes to ascertain whether the agree to the faid fourth and lat member of them, ought they not to be willing to give executive is in poffeffion of proof of the the motion, to a minority, such information as may consent of Spain. I think they can prove And palled in the nagative. enable the::i also to form correct opin. this, and I am anxious that it should be Another moiion was then made and le. ions ?-But fir ii is said, that this claim done.

conded to amend the faid motion, by zdfor intormation, militates again it the prin


ding to the end of the first member thereoi. ciples avowed on a toriner occasion, by The treaty of Ildefonso, was a secret as agreed to by the house the words follow. those for whose political opinions, I have Treaty. I believe neither the consul nor ing, to wit : the highest refpe&t; I hould be very un. the king of Spain, could disclore it with.

“ Together with a copy of any inftru. willing to impugn the doctrine then ad- out a breach of faith. If, therefore, as it

ment in pofleffion of the Executive, fhew. vanced ; but even it it should, let me say was a private Treaty, the president mighting that the Spanish government has orderto gentlemen who now resist the claim, have had only private information of the

ed the province of Louisiana to be deliverthat if the do&trine that this house had a tact, which in such cale it might be im.

ed to the Commissary or other agent of the right to documents to judge of a treaty, proper for him to disclose.

French government." before they vote to carry it into effect was A division of the question on the said then correct, it is now correct, and thai cale motion was now called for : Whereupon,

And the question being taken, that the forms a precedent. But our claim now is

houle do agree to the said amendment to

The firft member thereof, being again the motion, not at variance with ihe doctrine then read, in the words following to wit : heid. The President has sent us this trea. " Refolved, That the President of the

It was resolved in the affirmative. ty by Message, in which we are called up. United States be requested to cause to be

And then the main question being put, on to take the necessary measures for tak. laid before this House, a copy of the trea.

that the house do agree to the said m tion, ing possession of, and preserving order and ty between the French Republic and as originally proposed, amended to read as tranquility, in the ceded country.

Spain, of the 1st ot O&tober 1800." followeth: Before we do this, we wish to know The question was taken, that the House Resolved, that the President of the U. whether it is in truth ours--Spain is in do agree to the said first member of the nited States be requested to cause to be laid possession-it did belong to her--we ask motion.

before this house, a copy of the tradiv be. whether the consents to our exercising And resolved in the affirmative-The tween the Finch Republic and Spain, of jurisdi&tion over it ; if she does one courle Houle being equally divided,

the first of Otober, one thould einht may be proper, it not and we mean to have And Mr. Speaker declaring himself hundred together with a copy of any in. the poffeífion and exercise jurisdiction, a with the yeas.

ftrument in piff Rion of the exic!!! very different course will become necelfa- The second member of the said motion thewing that hi Sunnifh ,'.'**':15 Ty; I will suppoie, sir, that this Treaty I' being again read, and amended at the li ordered ihe province of I.



delivered to the Commissary or other agent lighteft imputation upon the veracity of instances, it is believed, made prizes of of the French government.

General Dayton, &c. &c. This is called them. She chaled one vessel into the har. The yeas and nays being taken, the mo.

the amende honorable, and ot course was bor, even beyond the bar. She had retion was lost-Ayes 57, Nays 59.

fully satistactory to that gentleman, and to ceived men and military supplies from his friends.

Charleston. A boat belonging to a person Such rudeness of attack, however, as Mr. in Charleston was seen to go along side of

Clinton was on this occafion guilty of, the Nancy in the night, and to put between Seleđed. added to other instances which have here.

30 and 40 men on board. Several A. totore occured in our legislative assem. mericans are on board of her ; and the of

blies, offer no very gratifying reflection. ficer commanding her, draws on two cer[OMITTED TWO WLLES.}

But it is not to be wondered at. A man's tain houses in Charieiton, for her, expen

language will generally partake of the char- ces.
acter of his reading. And when we per.

The writer who states thele facts, obceive such publications as I have already

serves that he is not yet, but hopes soon to TROM A CORRESPONDENT AT WASHINGTON. a!!uded to, spread upon the desks of fo

be, authorised to mention the names of great a majority of the members of both NO stronger prool can be given of the

the Americans on board, as well as the houses, it would not be at all surprizing, bad effects of such publications as the Au

owners of the boat, and the two houses if, in the progress of a motion at present rora, and its rellectors, than in the univer

alluded to. depending, for excluding certain characsal corruption of good manners induced by

iers from the privilege of attending their their perural. The common style of Dicdeliberations, ihey should make a rule

IMPORTANT. ane, Cheetham, and some other of obat

to forbid good-breeding from entering class, is every way the reverse of whar within the bar.

We learn from Tennessee the very in. would become gentlemen ; yet such as. cendency have thele perfons acquired o.

teresting intelligence, that on the 6. inver those who read them, that their very

ftant, the Governor of that ftare received

instructions froin the President of the U. language has found its

way even into our Senate. An instance of this was af.

nited States, through the Secretary of war, forded a few days ago by an Honorable

tor racing without delay five bundred Gentleman from New York (Mr. Cin.

mounied infantry, exclusive of officers, to ton) who in replying to Mr. Dayton, in Be it our weekly task,

be weil armed and in readiness to move for language no doubt perfectly parliamenta.

Natches within six days after the receipt To note the passing tidings of the times.

of the order. ry, observed that what he Mr. D had said

> > > > >*04<<<<<< was unfounded-Not fatisfied with this,

In addition to these troops, three regihe, fome time atier, reverting to the same Dudson, November 29, 1803. menis are to be raited in Tenneisee, and topie, added to his former politeness the

in readiness to march by the 20:h Decemassertion i hat what Mr. D. said, was untrue. By a letter from a gentleman of Mariet- ber nexi, to aid in taking poflession of When the course of debate required Mr. ta, we learn, tbat Gen. Rufus PUTNAM, New.Orleans, should any opposition ren. Dayton again to address the bouie, he took

Surveyor-General of the United States, der it necessary. occasion to observe, that he had avoided has been dismifled from office, and a Mr.

[Morning Chronicle.] noticing the langage of the honorable Mansfield, of Connecticut, appointed in member from New York, as respect to the his place. Gen. Putnam is a veteran of Senate forbade him from replying to such '76, who served with reputation through rudeness and indecency, in the terms they the revolutionary war, and has since been

The Knell. demanded ; hinting that he should find a a faithful servant of the public. It is groper time, a proper place, and a proper presumed that no charge was made against manner of remarking upon them. him, excepting an adherence to the poli

It may be supposed that General Dayton rics of Washington.” kept his word. "Report says, that, inme. We do not recollect to have seen the a. diately after the adjournment, he fent a bove removal mentioned in any of the pa. card to Mr. Clinton requelling an explana- 1 pers. Indeed, such kind of removals have tion of what he had said. Nú answer was now become so common that is is probably returned. In the evening, however, two deemed almost useless to mention them. honorable germlemen waited on the General It a revolutionary patriot is permitted to with a project of accoomodation ; but such remain in office under the present order At Claverack, Miss JANE HoceBoom, eldest an one as it appears he did not think prop- of things, i: is a wonder worth noting. daughter of Mr. Peter Hogeboum, aged 19 years. er to accede to; ftill demanding an expla

To a pleasing person, she added a sweetness of dis. nation. Abont 11 o'clock in the evening, We learn, by a lare Charleston Courier,

position and manners, which rendered her the deit is said, a certain honorable senator con. the following particulars of a molt ihame.

light of her connections and numerous acquam. · veyed a mellige to Mr. C. the nature of tul infraction of our Newtrality. The

tance. which may be conjectured. Mr. C. finala principal fact was mentioned fome days ly consented to explain-(the readers of lince in the same paper ; but it appears

“ In early youth the pa:hs of death she trod British parliamentary debates will know that the proper officers had taken no ro

" In early youth she flew to meet her God." what is mean: when a member explains) uice of it.

In this ci'y, on Thursday last, in the 68th yearof and the next morning a let'er was real be. The French privateer Nincy, it ap her age, Mrs. SARAH SEWARD, the widow of Rev. fore the lenare (Mr. C. baring departo pears, hid for some rime, heen iving off Wolian Seward, of Killing iwerth Cunnecticut. for New York) declis'iig niar in the lan Chacun haibar, whule. he boarded A. Chi was a woman of '? meck anci quiet spirit,” guage he had used, he had not intended the merican thips palling in or out, & io tome and of unaffected and exemplary piety.

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