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THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER »*, 1796 an
Married, on the aotlr inft. by the Rev Mr. Annan, !t .|
Mr. James Jouxstos Denoon, to Miis Elizabeth
Forsyth, both oi this city.
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On Saturday, the l7tS of the present month, were P e
interred, the remains of Deborah Morris, daugh th
ter of Anthoiiy C. Morris, at Garlic Hall, in the
vicinity of this city.—lf to a form given by Heaven fc>\
to command efleem—to a disposition calculated to t ),
"comraind affection—to a genius, very early unfolded rf
and cut off by the anguish of severe dileafe—any ~
thing else could be added—it was at her giave, where
fobs and sorrowing tears marked pathetically the high a
cllimation in which the was held by many affectionate fr<
DxtD, on Monday, the 19th instant, Miss Susan an
Hazlhwood, daughter of Captain John Hazlewood, jj £
ot this city, ani on Wednesday her remains were in-
terred in St. Paul's church yard attended by a number
of weeping relatives and friends. This young lady's w
amiable deportment, during her short pilgrimage, en- P e
ceared her to all her acquaintance, and as she lived so
beloved, so she died lincerely lamented. ve
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As a meeting of a number of citizens at Mr. Dun- £
■woody's Inn, on the aiftinftant, it was unanimously
agreed to recommend to thejj- fellow-citizens the sol- '
lowing Tickets, for their support at the next .election : Bl
Thomas Mifflin. 0 ■* 01
Nathaniel Newlin, of Delaware county.
Rebert Wain, ft
Francis Gurney yi
Joseph Ball. m
Bv order of the meeting.
LEVI HOLLINGSWOKTH, Chairman.
M. KEPPELE, Sec'ry. SSi - w
A letter from Detroit,- of August 15, fays, that (
«' Michilimackinac is evacuated by the Brittfh, and vi
will, in the course of two weekj, be occupied by our ft
We hear that Mr. C.W. Peale has obtained a patent V)
for his invention of a Wooden Bridge of very limple
ftru<3ure, which needs r«o lcantlmg trffupport an arch
of any length desired. It may be consequently light J'
and airy, and yet made equally those con- h
ftruifted with heavy timbers and numerous braces. r
An invention, which needs neither scantling nor t ,
' the coll of mortising and tenuanting, promises to be
a great saving of expencc in the conftruftion of wooden o
bridges, especially as it is said it can bt ntade without .
much bv any common workman.
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ENCOURAGEMENT TO FARMERS fl
TO IMPROVE THEIR STOCK. h
On the 3d isift. were fold by Harry Dorfey Gough, u
®f Baltimore, Nine Ball Calves, which are from a g
cross of the famous Mr. Bakewdl's Breed and the t
Lincolnfliire, at the following prices :
1 of 7 months old, black and white, for 195 dolls.
1 of a -year old, do. for ijo
1 of 7 months, do. fgriio 8
I of 6 months, do. for io« b
3 others, of 6 months old, for 90, 55, 50, 50, & I
46 doilars each. ( f
The above gentleman, a few months ago, fold 1 j
Bull for 100 dollars, which weighed one thousand and j
twenty-two pounds.—lf these great weights and prices
can be obtained by improving the breed of cattle, it i
is well worth the attention of Farmers who feed and '
raise Hock. A number of gentlemen in Maryland, we t
are informed, have associated for the purpose of im
porting the belt Itock that can be met with from v
England, which cannot fail to be of great fervke to j
this country. ' (
Ancona, of which the French have lately taken 1
pofieffioh, and which, by'the armistice lately con- '
eluded wit!) the Pope, they are to retain until the !
end. of the war, will prove an important acquifi- '
tion ; as the cruizers they will be enabled to fit '
cut from fhat port will probably make rich cap.
turn, and greatly distress the British.Levant trade. '
Ancona is a very ancient town of Italy on the gulf '
of Venice. As commerce has rapidly increased of 1
late years, Pope Clement JCII having made it a '
free port and built a mole, on the mint of the an
tient one of the Emperor Trojan. Near this stands 1
his triumphal arch, next to the Matfon Quarree
of Nifmes, the moll entire monument of Roman
magnificence at present in existence.
Leghorn however will prove a far more import
ant acquisition, as the exclusion of their enemies
t fiom that pott mill be a great blow to.them. The
British will now be cortfined to Gibraltar and the
ports of Corfjca.
Leghorn was a free port, and merchandize
brought there was never ir.fpefted, the officers of
the city taking great care that the trade of the city
may meet with no interruption, There is hardly
a. finer harbor in the Mediterranean. It is 14.J
miles N. W. of Rome.
A clause in the treaty with the Pope stipulates,
that 500 manuscripts (hall be delivered up. As
thefeare to be chosen by the French themselves,
there can be little doubt but the most rare and va-
Itlable will be fele&ed. This circutnftance will pro
bably oerafum not a little fpaculation, andexpefta
tion will be on the gape after fotre wonderful dis
closure. It is well known that an immense number
of manuscripts hare been collected and deposited
in the Vatican from Arragon and various patts of
Italy and Greece at different periods.
Nothing very interelHng to the liteiaty world
has ever been divulged. Now that they are likely
to pais into the hands of a nfiore inquilltive people,
.we may poffib.ly be treated with many precious dif
fC'R THE GAZETTE Of THE UNITED STATES.
IN the Aurora of Friday, the Britifll trea
ty, a'r.ipitme law of the land, difclaretjpfo hy the
Hniatui* an«i proclamation of the representative
,f lif the fupieme txecutive of the
Otitoii, the voicesoV two-thirds of rtie reprefenta
>ives of'the sovereignty of the States, and the
■ :rf a majority of the reprefentativis of the
». B/r, is CURSED \*-
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How far it la reconcilable with the principles of Kg
epublica; ism, or the duty of a good citizen, to th<
us.sk a fiipieme lav/ of the land, I PII3II not pre- arfi
«.nd to determine, If the treaty by a majoiity.of cle
W onlyj had been rejected, cutting on the other col
de would have be«» tailed tteafon against the rtea- cai
ielly of the people. 'y
We may fee by this sample what manner of fpi- foi
< rit a£luates the faction whose dortiination the good St
people o'f the United Stales have so often, and hi- thi
therto so favorably escaped. set
The Cenftitution and the Laws are considered tic
by the fa&ion as a nullity whenever they contravene ra;
their machinations and defigi\s. Did they really an
refpeft the people whom they pretend to idolize, th
would they i ifult then uuderftauding by cursing be
a lai- ratified by the authOoties, the in<
freely elected teprefentativesof the people S Would ex
they ciirfe a solemn compaA of the nation with
another, which nation has already given the th
lie to their predictions by fulfilling llipulations so
[ that this faflion repeatedly declared they never wi
. would comply with, if they did not consider the tii
people that " fwinilh multitude,'' which they have an
I so repeatedly and falfly charged the friends of go- w
vernment with denominating them ? No,.they w»u!d br
not. As this fafition, therefore, are the only per- pt
font in the United States that ever used the oppro- of
brious epithet when speaking of the people, it is re
bow beydnd conttadiftion, that they are K
the only persons thai eter entertained so contemptu- lo
ous an idea of them. E.
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For tie Gazette of the Unitcb States. o|
AS I was passing thraugh one of the principal
ctree s in the titj ; my sensibility was Ihocked be
yond measure, at the barbarous conduct of a Cart
man towards his hotfe. The poor beast was hauling
a very heavy load up a small rife of ground, in
which lay b (tone oi tin .oniicoa (vii, and against '
which, one wheel of the cart was let ; the horse
t (for I viewed him with critical attention) made fe
i veral iueffedtual efforts 10 fur mount the obllacle ;he
r (trained until his laborious breathing was painful to p
the ears of those who ilood at a diltance ; and his ( .
inhuman mailer, instead of giving him time to reco-
'ver his breath and strength, or of removing the
ftoHe, turned the butt-end of his whip, which was (
t the size of a small sapling, and beat the horse over
- his head and eyes, until the sweat flowed from eve-
ry port, and the poor animal in an agony of dif- q
r trels, «oaned mojl bitterly.
e Goci of compajfion ! ctied 1, is it thus the works
II of thy hands are made the sport cf mans cruelty!
Is this the reward which the faithful and laborious
btute is to receive for his painful feivitude ? W3B it q
for the gratification-of the malignant paflions oi
human natuie, that the benevolent creator of the g
i, univeife, placed man as Lord of his lower works,
a and made the beasts of" the field, and the birds of
e the air, subservient.to his pleafurs and delight ?
This cruel practice is daily encrealing in our
iirects,>aiid when 1 have fe> n the attention of Uran
gers arrelled by fcencs as above described, I bave |
bluflied for the place that gave me birth, and lilent- ,
St ly asked myfelf, whether jhtle men could be the de
fce'idauts of the humane avid philanthropic PtN>». ■
* lam not a profelTioual and yet 1 confefs i
>s have ever been pleafeH with that part of their reli /
it g ,on » w hich impofesou its votaries, a sacred regard
l( j to the rights of hofj,itality and humanity, whether
ic they refpeft man or bead.
The painful sensibility cxpetienced by those, c
whole feelings are not callous to every feniimenvof g
0 humanity, is not the only evil which results from i
this abominable and helJifh practice ; but the effedt
, n which it his on the tender and impressive minds of 1
children, before whose eyes the exhibition is daily t
le and hourly made, is of a more serious and import
- taut nature. —Man is an imitative animal, and from r
j t " the reverence with which a child looks up to those 1
who are farther advanced on the stage of life, (in- i
e capable himfelt of investigating causes. and piinci- 1
pies,) he conljders every action and thing/done and 1
n f performed, as a fit of imitation.—Hence ari
a fes that propensity to cruelty, exercised by children (
n towards the puny tribes of anima/t and infeHs, they (
j, cannot torture a horse, but they can murder a jly. j
And the young mind becoming familiarized to acts t
ln of barbarity, both by example and practice, loses (
that tender sympathy, that keen sensibility at ano
t_ ther's woe, which is at once the highest ornament of
cs »uman nature, and the produdtive source of nume
[ lc rnus bleflingj and felicities ill private and fifcial
he life -
May it not be expected from the enlightened
ze policy of the present day, that some measures will
Q f be devised and adopted, that will at leait check,
if not completely eradicate, a pra&ice which is dif
!ly graceful to the chara£ter of raen and of chriftians.
j. The writer ot the foregoing remarks, invites the
attention of his fellow citizens to this intereding
„ g fubjeft, and he flatters himfelf, that the cause of
humanity will never want advocates in a oountry,
profefling a religion, which inculcates lipowits fol
fa lowers a sacred and Conscientious regard to the d'ic-
Q _ Utes of merify, juflict and bcnevolence.
STOCKBRIDGE, September if.
Description of a'-vety singular atmospheric phe
nomenon,'as seen at Stockbridge, and several neigh
boring places, on Thuifday, September 1, 1796.
The defer ipt ion is a« nearly aocurate, as could be
, given, by the judgment of an observer.
J Between the hours of 3 aud 4, P. M. the ftin
.j.' became gradually encompassed, by a circle, or ha
' 10, of usual size and appearance. Direflly under
the fun, was a mock-fun, in which was nothing re
markable, unless it were its unusual fitua'ion.
the mean time, the fun hecairle interfetted, at the
centre, by the segment of a white, luminous circle,
exactly parallel with the hoiizon ; which continued"
ra- extehdirg until within a few degrees of meeting,
he at the point opposite the fun, in the east. Above,
ive on either fide, at north and south, were two large
he fegmuits of circles, which, continued, wbiild have
ta- interfered each other, and the before n?entioned
he circle, at the fun and opposite point, obliquely,
he making, on ei'ther fide, an anglt of iz or< 15 de
grees. In these, the diffeteiitly colored rays of
r light were dir-rfifieJ, the red rap appearing ou
i the interior fide of the curwe. Above the fun. Ext
arfd exterior.to the halo, were two fcgmriit6 of cir
f cles, ps somewhat larger, size than the halo, and
r containing each, about 40, or 45 degrees. These
came 10 contadl, each with the other, and oblique* 0
!y with the halo, dircftly above the sim, so as to che
- form, on either fide, an angle of about 30 degrees. eve J
3 Still higher, aboHt the diftancc'of 4$ degrees from .
- the fun, and parallel with the halo, was another ln c
segment of a circle. In this and those lalt men
3 tioned, the colouis were separated, and the red " b
e rays interior. On either fide of the fun, at north ' lau
tr and south," about the diltance of 45 degrees, was " u
, the fegmeot of a rainbow inverted. Each of these al,
3 began, at a frtisll dillance above the horizon, and 3 ' e
e included about 25 or 30 degrees ; —red rap on the
, • r u ' ene
J exterior of the curve.
ri Previoufl) to the above described phenomenon,
e there had been little or no rain, for fevctal weeks, ' *•
t so that, at this time, thje drouth was severe. The ot
r weather was warm a» uftial, for the season. At the j? ,e
« time of the phenomenon, tew clouds were visible, afl
e and those very fmali. The atmosphere, however, le
i. was fuffufed with a thin vapour, which dimmed the ca
d brightness of the fl<y. ;As ttic phenomenon difap- r^ v
r- peared, the vapour increased, attended with a life e
>- of hazy clouds, which so obfi.ured the sub, r.s to re
is render it nearly or quite invisible before setting. 1 c
e Mod of the day following was rainy, the rain f»i- " a
j. lowing in moderate showers. cre
N. B. Any person \yho can give a fatisfadtory Uc
Solution of the above described appearance, will
oblige the friends of f fence by making it public. i
" a 1
al BY THIS DAY's MAIL. !»
][ PETERSBURG, (Virg.) Sept. 16. J h .'
® The following is taken from a London paper of an
a theiSlhaf July, reecivci by the Iris, arrived at
£ CitV-PoiM. W >
London, July 18 in!
It was annnouticed fom« davi ago, that \he re<
? French intended to establish a direst communica
ls tion between the army ot the Upper Rhine.and that i"l
' of Italy. Kcllerman'a army appears to be deftin- p a
ie ed to form this jiinftioa ; and there are accounts at
,S which state, that in purftiance of that plan, he has th
~ r marched from the Vale of Aotta, in order to pene
irate through the Valteli fC, and the country of the set
Gnfons, to eftshlifh hmfelf in the lake of Con- O
fiance, and take Tyiol in the rear, with a view ot fei
forcing the impetial army to abandon that country.
' This end being attained, he will probably extend a V
! 6 chaio of pofnions tu the right/, along the lake of (°
" Garda, for the purpose of ellabbfhirig a communi 3 \
cation with Buonaparte; 3nd to the left towards T
16 Suabia, to enhble him to j iin she right wing of Mo
a If we may credit a 1 tter from St. Gall, of the
z6ih of last month, inserted in the lalt Paris papers,
iV he has already* crofted the country of the Grifons,
n " and made himfelf master of Bregentz, It remains
* c to be k'low'n, whether the detachments from the
Upper Rhine, destined to reinforce the army in Ty- B
e " rol, hive rtached the lakt of Conflance early enough S
N ' to check Kellerman's further progress ; and vvhe
.. the>- the archduke Charles, who by forced marches S
is advanciiig against Moreau. will ■ be able to pre
' vent tint general fiom eftablijiing birofelf v»Suabia.
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The Fiench fetm to have gained great alcendan
cy at the eouit of Conltantinople ; and the Turks
of and they have lately mint'led their joy in celebrat
>tn ing the* victories of the French armies in'ltaly. J
rift Letters' from CoiiHaritinople tnerition, that the
of Porte is making exertions to augment its navy j
ily that his Catholic maj-rdy h'as been applied to for
»r- the purpose of ncgociatinjj a peace between the /
Turks and the-Knights of Malta; and that the (J
ife French ambafla.lor, in Vxpedtntion of the aid of f (
in- the Ottoman powef in the Mediterranean, n
ci- mifed to employ his good offices, to accomplish its 1
nd withes. "* h
The letters received from lord Bute by the last
en Corunna mails, contain the agreeable intelligence,
that in consequence of the remonltrance made by c
'y~ his lofdlhip, the Spanish government has counter- v
® manded the march of the troops who were ordered f
' to proceed to the lines of St. Roch. Thiscircum- 1
no " dance tends to ptbve, that the apprehensions of a f
0 mifunderftandiirg between our court and that of v
n . c Madrid! are without foundation.
The mountain of Knohis, where the French ]
led have eflDblilhed themselves, is rhe fame height which t
vill in the- military annals of Guftavus Adolphus, is j
ck, known by the name of the Swedish Lines, because '
dif- his army was encamped there in the thirty years war,
ins. This position is highly advantageous, inasmuch as J
the it affords Moreau easy means to spread his army all
ing over Suabia. Kehl is four leagues diflant from thii
fil. BALTIMORE, September 20. ,
An a«miverfary meeting of the Abolition So
ciety, took place yesterday at the Baltimore aca
demy, w)icre"!>n oration, appropriate to the oc
effion, was delivered by Mr. James J Wilmer.
die- Many arguments were adduced againfi the
gh cy and barbarity of the cuilom of slave holding—
96. a cuilom which humanity has but too long wept
I be over, but which a future generation will blush to
fee recorded to the eternal difgraec of. their fore
ftin fathers—of men who fought and bled for " hea
ha- veiv's ftrlt gift," but to become tyrants in turn—
ider who could trample down every shackle but that of
ve- avarice'; and hiyl down every despot but them
in selves ! Such inconfif'ency can never stand the ted
the either of reafun or of policy ; and the impartial
cle, finger of Time will point indignant at it, as one
ued° of theblackeft spots that evct beclouded the fun of
ng, American glory.
jve, It i* hoped the L?ftiflature will aid the philan
irge t'nropic views of this humane institution, sndamer.d
lave ftveral law 6 \<hich bear snreafonably heavy on the
rted unforturißte blacks, to the disgrace of our penal
ely, code. politicians, they will fee the neceflity of
de- ameliorating their fiuiatioii, as far as a humane and
of good policy can didta'ic.
NEW-YORK, September 21.
Extriil of a letter from Port-au-Prince, listed August
" Deaf Friend,
" Every thing here wears a better profpeft than
of late : Tlie sickness is over, provifnmj arcroOch
cheaper, and we have hopes of fihe crops, anti arc
every where fuccefsful. \
" Jeremie having been attacked by the Brigand*
in confcauence of treacheroos communications from
within the fott, was gloriously defended by the in
habitants and the Britilh, whochaftifed them by a
(laughter of about 800, obliging- their chiefs, Dcf
fourneaux and Rigaud to run away with equal fhan>e
ar.d precipitation, although their deluded followers
are taught to believe them the braved and grcateft
generals; indeed it may be so in matters ot ucV
ehery and intrigue, not in the field of Mars.
«' About the fame time Cour,tde Bruges, with
the Legion de Montalembert, and a large body of
other emigrants on the borders of the
met Tonfiaint LoUverture, having five thousand in
fantry and four hundred cavalry under his command,
he had been ordered by Sonthonax, with his pro
clamation, inviting the emigra'nts'and inhabitants to
revolt and join him. The brigands, with the great
est confideac, attacked the emigrant troops at Mi
rebalais, but the former totally ruutedthe infanry [
a considerable part of the cavalry daltardly ran a
way, and facrificed the main body j tv *lve • hun
dred of which were found dead oa the field of bat
tle ; the remainder were fcatteved and died is the
j woods and drowneii in the Artibonite, Major
Ogorman writes to that he had never Teen fucli
a number of dead since hostilities commenced in
this lfland. The pursuit was rapid and truly bril
liant, such as to secure a fuccefiion of vi&ories.—
Tins defeat enabled the coynt de Bruges to enter
y the Sp.inifh co'ony } distant 7 leagues from Mireba
lais, 25 trom Cape Francoij, 22 from Port-au Piince
f and 64 from St. Domingo the capital". When
. they have taken post at this place, a communication
will be opened with St Cento Chri'ii, as soon as
the British fleet has arrived there, whither I am
informed feveial (hips of the line have gone, at ihc
f request of its inhabitants.
"On entering the Spanish colony, many of the
[ inhabitants fled, until being apprised of the r«fpe£l
. paid and proteflion given to those who remained
s at their homes, when they all wturned and took
s the oath of allegiance to his Britannic Majesty.
" Count de Bruges speaks of his army as cumpo
c fed of real heroes, ar.d with great plaudits of Major
Ogormah, hoping his tttajefty will ever be as well
f served by his new*and faithful fubjefls, as on the
late fucceiV&l events, commencing at Mirebalais.—
a Vanfou, who a year ago was in goal kir high trea
if son, has made his escape, it is said was the head of
a parry to rife in a revolt at the firll appearing of
t Touffaint'i army."
GAZETTE OF THE VNITRD STATES MARINE LIST.
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PHILADELPHIA., September as,
ie ARRIVED, day*.
Brig George, Marriner, Kingston 30
h Schr. Nancy, Lord, Petetlburg 6
; Arrived rt the Fort.
•s Ship American, Shalcrofs, Tuiks 1/land
c . Two Brothers, Henderfon, Demarar*
3 . Swift, Norman, ' Hull
Schr. Helena Plurallead, Green, Port au-Princ«
The Ship Golden Age, Earl atrived at Kings.
ton, (Jam.) in 16 day* from this port.
'• Newiern, September 3.
Extia&from the Log-Bookofcapt. Jereiiuah Read*
ing of the schooner Ann, who arrived here on
' j Wednesday last from Antigua.
°< At sea, in lat, 31, 20, August 20, 1796, at 5
ie A. M. saw a brig to Leeward, which fecmed to
ie Iteer S by E. winds at N. E. and light. She
of soon sprung her luff and hoisted her ensign at her
o- main top-gallant mall head, wanting to (peak us.
ts We immediately bore down and perceived (hc'haJ
her boat out. We hailed her, and found it was the
ift brig Nancy of Philadelphia, 8 days from the capes,
. e> bound to Port-au-Prince, belonging to Mr. Fran«
3 y cis Coppinger, and commanded by William Belfher,
. r . who hadjuraped orer the larboard gang way about
e( j 6 o'clock and swam away from the vessel, after hav
t,. ing talked to the mate about his taking leave of
a some of his friends. Before they could get to him
0 f with the boat he funk.
The mate hailed me, and said he wanted to speak
to f.ii, if I would be kind enough to heave to, which.
c h I did, and went on board of him, and advised hiro ,
c _h to proceed on his voyage, after finding the brig»
'* papcis, which heagreed t<*.; his name is Rebert
ar > Baltimore, September 20.
as Ship Harmony, Robinson, St. Croi*
a ]l Brig Grace, Thompson,/ Petit-Treu
his Maria, Wilmans, Ethrtngton, Jamaica
New York, Sept. 21.
Arrived Schooner Corporal Trim, Wells, Jamai
ca, 23 dsys. 1
She was boarded to the fouthwatd of Cape-Hen.
ry by an Engli(h frigate, who overhauled his pa.
ca per# and difmifled him politely.—Spoke the brijf
oc ' Two Friends, fram Kingston, Jamaica, off the
' ' Havanna, bound to Newburyport ; all well.
J 1 Left at Antona, the schooner Lucky Jojin^
from flarbadoes, Capt. Elliot,
to 1 M. ■ ■ 'i mi.—
**' 3 -1 U C K S.
"7f Six per Cent.
Three per Cent. . 10/5 f int.
' m : 44 per Cent 147 ( off!
telt 5 1 per Cent. --- - - ... 16/4J
tial Deferred Six per Cent. .... X 3/&
BANK United States, . - - - 19 to 20 pr. ccot.
r —— Pennsylvania, .... jfc to'tj
'® — North America, - . - . 451046 ,
Insurance Comp. North-America, 37 i-s per cent. adv.
an- Pennsylvania, par to » per ccat. Av.
th c COURSIi Of EXCHANGE.
, na j On London, at 30 days, per £.100 fterl. par.
j- at 60 days, par to 162 1-2
■ at 90 days, 161 a 16a i-»
Amfterdam,6o days, per guilder, 41
, 90 days, 40