Gazette of the United States & evening advertiser. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1793-1794, February 04, 1794, Image 1

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    d fiielptoifeSi Urates
[No. 46 of Vol. V.]
A large elegantHoufe,
and Lot of Ground,
IN an elig'Me fituafion,— —also a Country Seat
withir* 6 miles of the City, with 9 acres ot
i-*nd, or 42 acre"? of Jand and meadow, the
House is not exceeded by many in the vicinity
the city, in size or,
For terms apply to the printer
January If,.
Daily's Hotel.
Formerly Keeper of the City Tavern, and
of the Merchant's Coffee-lloufe of this
City :—
Rfc.SPECTFUI.LY informs his Friends and
the Public in official, that he has IHIS
DAY opened a HOTEL in Skipper-Street, be
tween Thir'.l and Fourth-Street s» at (he House
formerly occupied by Mr. Timnrcon?, which
bas lately been greatly improved, and is now
very commodious; wherr he has lurnifhed hirn
fcll with 'he best of LIQUORS, and will fur
».»fh a TABLE for Parties, with the best provi
fitfii* the Markets afford, at any hour, on the
Ihorteft notice. From his long experience in
thislinrof bufine-is, he flatters himftlf be (hull
be able to give f;iitsla£lion to all who may pleale
to favor him with their company.
Philadelphia, January 90.1794.
Parry and Mufgrave,
Coldfmiths Jewellers y
No. 42,
/In elegant AJfortment of
Which they will difpnie of on the nioft *ea
forta'ole terns. Devices in hair,
Jilt, and every thing in ti»e gold and iiivet
way, d»»re as *fual-
December 24-
Insurance Company.
Philadelphia, January 6, i 794-
NOTICE is hereby given to the members
of the Insurance Company of Nortij-
America, that the Directors have declared a
divide.;d (for the last fix months) of six per
Cent, on the amount ot the firll and iecond
inttalments ; and of one per cent per month
on the funis paid in anticipation of the third
instalment, calculating from the firft day ot
the month following that, in which those pay
ments were made. Tl»e dividend will be paid
to the Stockholders, or their representatives,
at the company's office, No. 119 lbuth Front
ftreet, at any time after the 13th instant.
By order of the Dirc&ors.
Jan. 9. w&
This day is pubtifbed>
No. 118, e4t,
(Price a quarter dollar)
A short account of ALGIERS,
Containing a dcfcription of the climateof t(iat
country — of the manners and customs of the in
habitants, and of their several war* against Spain,
Trance, England, Holland, Venice, and other
powers of Europe, bom the ufnrpation of Bar
baroffa and the invasion of the Emperor Charles
V. t»> the present time; with a eoncife yiew of
the 01 igin of the rupture between ALGIERS
Jan. 9.
Excellent CLARET,
In hoglVeads and in cafe« of 50 bottles each.
A few cases Champaigne Wine;
In pipes, hogftieadi and quarter calks,
for sale by
Xo. ill, South Fro«i*itreet
Jan. a» »794
Stock Brokers Office,
No. 16, Wall-ftreel, Nur-Yo.!.
THE Subscriber intending to eonnne himlclf
entirely to the PURCHASE &t SALfc of
STOCKS on COMMISSION, b<g. tea.e to of
fer hi* feivicrsto hi. Iriendj and otherj, in the
lipe o( a Stock Broker. Those who may please
„ favor him with their bufmefs, nay depend
, von having it „„frfUd««htb«u.moftfide-
4'oßon, or any
•ikrr Dart of ihe United Stacei, will be (triflly
leonarp BLOCKER.
fL & P. RICE, No. 50, Market-ftrect,
No. 147, Market-fteeet,
CPrice, bound, 6/6\)
Paul and Mary,
An Indian Story.
The Indian Cottage.
From the French of M* de St. Pierre.
4< THE above Stories have been lately pub-
ifflOngft the works of a very different
nature, bv M. dc St. Pierre, who resided 'w the
counny which it describes, and was well ac
quainted with the principal ta£ls. Its orna
ments are the Lannlcapc—the Climate—and
the natural history of the Torrid Zone, ohlci
ved -with the eye of Taste, and delineated with
the eve of Philosophical knowledge. It is a
Paftora'/of which the lablc a»d the machine
ry may be said to be eqnally real. To these are
advicd, the pure vein ol Moral Inftrutlion, and
the Sublime Ideas of M, de Sc. Pierre."
Feb', i. *4t_
Hack of' the New L'brary, between Chefout
George Rutter,
RESPECTFULLY informs his friends and
the public in general, 'that he continues
catrvingon the bufinePs
•Sign and Fire-Bucket Painting,
tor doors or window-fliuttersjdonfc in tlie nioft
elegant manner, and with dispatch.
Orders from ti»e country \vili be thankfully
received, and duly attended to.
Decembsr 30, dtf
War Department.
January 30th 17*94.
I INFORMATION is hereby given to all the
military itivalids of the United State*,that the
4uiT|f to which they are entitled tor fix months
of tlicii annual petition, from the fourth day of
September 1793, and which will become due
on the sth day of March 1794, be P a on
the said day by the Commiiiioucrs of the Loans
it hin the ftatcs re»pc£hvely, under the usual re-
Applications of executors and administrators
wuft be accompanied with legal evidence of
their refpc&ive offices, and also of the time the
ii.valids died, whose pension thev may claim.
By commana of the Prefidtnt
of the United S'afej,
The printers in the refpedive states are
requested to publifn the above in their newspa
pers for th£"fpaceof two monihs.
iniuiv to,
In the House of Repreft rttatives,
December 21(1,1793.
WHEREAS the Cornmiflionersof public
Accounts, hive reported* that they can
not proceed 10 -the inve&igation ol the Treasury
Accounts, refpetting fpecval Indents, without
knowing the outstanding amount thereof in jcir
culation Therefore,
Resolved, That ill holder* of special Indents
be directed, and requireq, on or before the
day of November next, to deliver the special In
dents in their pofleflion to one or other t>l the
Commiflioners of the Treasury, who are to give
receipts for the fame, and to report to theCom
miflionsr* on public accounts, on or before the
tenth day of November next, the amount by
therm refpeftively received, and also to the Le
giflaturc, at their meeting in November next.
And that all special Indents not rendered into
the Treasury as above, 011 or before the firft day
of November next, lhall be, and the fame arc
hereby barred.
Re jolted, That public notice of this resolution
be given in th« several Gazettes in this State,
once every three weeks, until the firtt day of
November next. And that the Delegates»f this
State in the Congress ol the United States, be re
queued to cause this rclolution to be puDlifhed
in one or more papers in the cities of Philadel
phia and New-York, and that provision will be
made for the cxpcnccs attending such publica-
Ordered, That the rcfolution be sent to the
•Senate for their concurrence.
By order of the House,
December 81(1,1793.
Rejolved., That this House do concur w»m the
Houte of Representatives in the foregoing refo-
Ordered, That the resolutions be lent to the
House of Reprefentarivcs.
By order of the Senate,
Tuesday, February 4, 1794-
and Walnut-Streets,
Secretary oj War.
In the SENATE,
House of Rcprefenhil'ives.
January 23.
In committee of the whole on Mr. Mcdifen's
Mr. Dexter, after a number of intro
ductory remarks, observed, that if he
could fee the resolutions on the table in
the light in which some gentlemen had la
boured to place them, he (hould be one
of their most Zealous advocates. They
had been stated as tending to relieve our
navigation and commerce from unequal
and unreasonable rellri£tions imposed by
foreign nations, and to encourage Ame
rican manufactures. No man could have
these objefis nearer his heart than himfelf,
but he was not a little surprized to find,
from attentively considering the refuluti
ons, that their true tendency was not to
encourage American navigation, com
merce, and manufactures, tut thofc of
certain foreign nations, and by compelling
Americans to purchase at a dearer mar
ket, to ax them heavily for the benefit of
was confirmed in this idea by fee
ing that the members from the eallern
Hates, which are particularly interested
in navigation and manufactures, as well as
thoGe of the bell mercantile information,
and who were actually engaged in foreign
commerce, were almolt unanitnoufiy op
posed to the Resolutions j though they
had been allured by the supporters of
hem, that they were to be peculiarly be-
nefited by their salutary operation. He
thought it very imprudent to diiturb the
present fettled and prosperous state of
commerce, which by documents before
the committee, appeared to be rapidly ad
vancing, and in lo doing to make import
ant and certain faciifices, when the con
sequent advantages were at best very un
certain. To commence a commercial war-
fare at the hazard of our trade, perhaps
our peace, for the benefit of flrangers was
ill his view, to betray the interelis of our
that if it was intended to encreafe
the navigation of our country, it ought
to be done by discriminating duties in fa
vor of American (hipping, and not by di
minilhing the tonnage duty of vcffels of
■nations in treaty with us, as was contem
plated by one of the resolutions. Our
country had already experienced a surpri
sing increase of her navigation by the o
peration of this principle of discrimina
ting in favor of our ourselves ; and per
haps it might be augmented ttill further
by pursuing the fame principle.
Gentlemen, he said, had reprobated all
commercial reftriftionswithout considering
that this beneficial law of our country is
as truly a commercial reflriftion as the na
vigation ast of Great Britain. He con
sidered it as idle and arrogant, for Ame
rica to undertake to reform the commer
cial policy of the world.
All nations have laws regulating trade,
and we can neither persuade nor compel
them to abandon them. All we can do,
he said, is to malrefuch counter regula
tions as may consist with equal jul'tice, and
promote our own interest.
Mr. Dexter then briefly pointedout the
mode in which he thought manufactures
ought to be encouraged ; but he said the
resolutions had very different objects. He
proceeded by observing, that the body po
litic, like the natural' body, often suiTers
more from the bold ignorance of Quacks,
and the ingenious tho' falfe hypotlufes of
the learned, than from the malady com
plained of. The various pans of each
have infinite, minute, and inferutabk
relations and dependencies; and it may
be added that there is a natural effort i:-i
each, to relieve itfeff from difeale. He
said, he would purfuc this idea, and firfl
enquire whether the patient was lick, and
if it fliould so appear, then whether the
I Whole No.
recipe on the table could proxnife a curs
If the Juvenile flute of our country is a
proof of dil'cafe, -then said he, our coun
try needs a phyfilSan-
He admitted that the cofnmerce oi (his
labors under numerous di fad van
tages, but he considered the most of them
as jieccfiarily resulting from our youth and
adventitious circumstances, rather thaii
from foreign laws of trade; and added*
that natural causes were constantly reliev
ing us, and rapidly pushing us forward to
majestic national maturity. In the mean
time wc ought to co ruole ourfelvts with
the thought, that though the succeeding
state of our country may be more fplen-
did, yet the present is probably molt vir
tuous and happy. It is in vain he said to
pant for premature manhood. To attempt
to obtain it by excess of nutriment would
only produce disease. Does the ftri; ling
he asked, take medicine because he is not
as athletic as his fire ?
Mr. Dexter further observed, that 6ur
duties on Briiifli ships, are greater alrea
dy than their duties on ours, and as a
consequence of this we fee that in the?
commerce between that country and this,
American tonnage has conflautly encrea
fed and Bricifli tonnage has as uniformly
decreased.. Indeed iince the pafiing or
the ast, imposing the e»ilting duties on
foreign bottoms, our own navigation has
advanced as fwiftly as we ought to wifb*
and in a much greater ratio than the Bri
tifli tonnage ever did in tire lama ipacc of
time under their idolized navigation act.
Thcfe fftsfts appear from ilatemems oit
the table from our own offices. The Re
solutions he remarked are called retaliato
ry. What laws cf trade of any nation not
in treaty with us, impose on us iifnilar bur-
thens ?
Tho' we are refentful towards Bufeui),
let us be just even in our pafiions. She
mules many important discriminations in
favor of our navigation and produce in
her European dominions, which give us
many valuable advantages there over other
alien nations. These good offices we do
not in any instance reciprocate. She makes
no difcrimir.utions a gam ft us, unlds to
protect her own produce ar.d mantrfa&me*,
or in pursuance of her treaties. We have
already done the fame to her. It is true,
and it is much the mo ft exceptionable part
of her commercial policy, that her {land
ing laws exclude our (hips from her Ifianus
in the Weft Indies, tho* they admit our
produce, and this forms a valuable part of
our exports. Spain and Portugal the laf
ter of which we are told we ought to fa
vor as much as pofllble, and even to except
the former from these resolutions, not only
refufe our ihippfng hut every article of
our produce in their Weft India lfiands.
This however does not justify Britain in
prohibiting our navigation to her lilands :
but it {hews that even here (he treats us
better than other nations, whose commerce
we favor; and {he treats us better than
{he treats other nations $ for their produce
and manufactures are prohibited. Per
haps these confidenftions added to the pe
culiar advantages we have in the Britilh
European pofTefiions, which we do nut re-"
ciprocate, to foften our resent-
It is fcarccly neeefiary to mention here,
that the advantages referred to in Biitifh
European markets, are being exempt fiom
payment of foreign tonnage, and earn
ing there some articles of A
merican produce free ; whiie similar art i
cles frrom other nations are heavily cuti
ed, and also carrymj there feme impor
tant exp< rts, fubjett to much less duties
than similar articles froirt other fofeigr.ei s.
Thcfe remarks are accommodated tj
the legal and not the actual Rate of the
Islands; for the prinriple of temporary luf
penf.on of the prohibitory laws, wlrch :a
common to all of them, is so varioufiy a;v
plied, that we Cannot reason about it.
Mr. Dexter further said, that rt had
been repeatedly mentioned by the gentle
man who muved th« icfolutions.aud by