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And Ricketts's Amphitheatre,
For Equestrian and Stage performance*, Corner ot
Chefnut and Sixth-streets.
THIS EVENING, Wednesday, November z,
Will be presented,
A variety of pleafingEntertainments,
EQUESTRIAN exercises,
By Mr. Ricketts and the reft of the Company.
By Mr. Ricketts, iMr. F. Ricketts, and Mrs. Spinacuta.
The whole to conclude with the favorite and fpiendid
Under the direction of Mr. Sully.
As performed at COVENT GARl)EN?forty nights
with unbounded applause.
Don juan, Mr. Sully.
Commandant, Mr. Tompkins.
l over, Mr. Durang.
-Fisherman, Mr.Cofiie.
Sailor, 'Mr. F. Ricketts.
And Scaramouch, Mr. Spinacuta.
ift Fi(herwo»afl, Mrs. Durang,
id ditte. Miss Robinson.
And Donna Aana, Mrs. Spinacuta.
An accurate description of the Pantomime to be hsd at
the ticket-office.
The favorite Ptntomine of the Death of Captain
'Cook, is in rehearsal, and will be brought forward in
a few days.
jf. Mr. Ricketts assures the public, that he will spare no |
expenee or pains whatever to make the entertainments
of the Pantheon as agreeable as possible.
Will be pvefented,
A variety of new Performances.
[Particulars To-Morrow.J
gT Days of Performance to be Monday, Wednef
. day, Thursday and Saturday.
gjF Box, 7s. 6d.—Pit, 3s. 9^.
Tickets to be had of Mr. Ford, at the ticket office in
Chefnut-flreet, from ten to three o'clock each day.
On fhurfday morning at 10 o'clock, on Morris's Wharf
near toe Drawbridge, •will be fold for cash in lots »f
S hogsheads
Seventy Hogsheads of Coffee, 1
Of a superior quality, and 6 barrels do. do.
Landing from the copper-bottomed Schooner Expe
dition from Port-au-Prince.
Nov. i, ' n.
Three 100 dollar Notes.
WERE LOST This Day, about zz o'clock, j
One Hundred Dollar Bank Notes of the Bank of ,
Pennsylvania, between the Banks of PennfyWania and
North-America, in the alley that leads into Chefnut
flreet, or in Chefnut-ftreet. Whoever will brirtg
them to No. 48 Chefnut-ftreet, (hall be handsomely re
warded. October 29. jt
A \¥©MAN who is capable of taking care of a Child
and who will occasionally do other ftrvice in a fmail fa
mily ; a good character will be necessary. Apply at
No. 109, Sprace-ftreet. o<sfc. 27. 6 j
Just Imported,
Jn the fchoouer Lucy, Capt. Prows, froft* Maderia,
and to be feld by
Best London particular Madeira Wine, J
Three years old, j
In pipes, hogiheads, and quarter calks, lit for im
mediate use.—They have also for sale, .
A few bags of Juniper Berries. x \
Ofloher 2s. W&S4W
just Landing,
At South freet-viharf, from cn hoard the /hip Sedg- 1
ley, Captain Hodge, from St. Peterjburg,
The following Goods:
Russia Sail Duck, firfl quality.
Do. Sheeting 40. 1
Do. Diaper. i
Do. Huckaback. t
Do C«Mfeh : c
Do. Mould Candles, 4, 5 and 6, to lb. of "tire j
English size.
Do. White Candle Tallow. c
Do- White So;.p m small boxes. "*
Do. Cordage of fine yarn. 1
Ravens Duck. j
Isinglass, jfyand 2nd fort.
Horse Hair uncurlcd.
Russia Bar Iron.. • '
Do. Hoop Iron. 1
Df>. Nail Rods. #
10 Tons Oakum and Junk. (
St. Pcterfbtirg Hemp;
For Sale by \
Philips, Cramond, & Go. ]
OAobei* 12.
11 ■ , ■—— i
Benjamin and Jacob Jofenfon, '
No. :47, Market-street,
Have received by the Lift arrivals from Liverpool and !
A very generalafcrhnent of DRT GOODS,
WelJ suited to the approaching fnfon, which tliey wil
Tell on the lsweft terms by the piece or paika~e
oawb "- <•>■ nw 4 w
Imported in the late arrivals,
An/' to be Sold by
No. 49, "North fide of High-street, Philadelphia,
Ironmongery, Cutlery, Sadlery, &c ,'
SIMirHS Anvils, Vices, and Files; Saw-mill, Croft- ! .
cut, Hand, and other Saws; Carpenters' Plaues, Chisels 1 ,
and other l ooI«j Carving Chile!* and Gouges; Locks'l
Hinges, Bolts and I.atcles; NaiU, Sprigs, Tarts, and j
Screws; Frymg-Pans J; Shovels and
Tongs; Coffee Mill.; Candlrfhcks; Smrtfcr,; Warminc- '
Pans; Taole Knives iuid Pork. ; Hiding V. hips • '
low Pen, and other PoAet Kniv,,; R *2o„7&iW 1
Needles; Ivc;> and Horn Combs; best Kirby Fish
Hooks; hi aft Furniture; Boxes ; Sheet ,
Brcms; plated and t.n'd Briait Bits and Srirruos- dirm
Sa c dle Nails; ( ajld Straining Webb»; wit]' niof)
kids of Iroumoogcry, Cutlery, iadlery, Bract Wares '
See. Ax. » |
OA«b«r 24. * _ r,
tnwf6w i
For Gazbtte of the United bfATts.
IT will not now be denied, by any person ac
quainted with the state of pDblic affair* at the a
larming crisis io the summer of 1793, of which we
, have been fpeakmg, that Mr. Jcfterfon wr.B averse
to the President's ifTuing his proclamation of neu
trality, and that he.advised the calling together of
congress, deeming the proclamation a step too im
portant tn reft on t-he Prefident'i bare authority.—
. Whether this advice proceeded from "a secret with to
involve us in tvar, or from a conßitutional timidity,
is immaterial to the present queltion : certiin it ife
1 that such a ttcj) would have been fatal to the peace
and tranquility of America : certain it is, that Ge
net, and all the Jacobins of the country, and all
the democratic focietiej, were exttesnely anxious
sos such a step: and while they rested all their hopes
of war on the meeting of congress, there was no man,
' who valued the welfare of this country, who did
not then shudder at the idea of such a calamity.—
For had congress been convened in Philadelphia in
the summer of 1793, bringing together all the pas
sions which had been artfully excited ia various
partsof the Union, finding a mass of pafiions ready
prepared in the metropolis, operated #n by all the
wiles and intrigues of Genet, and the mancsuvres
of the democratic foeiety, congress would, malt un
t doubtedly, have been driven to some intemperate
aft, of which war would have been the immediate
1 consequence.
' If it was so difficult to restrain a parly in congress
( from carrying hojlile measures in the winter follow
ing*, when ihe passions had confidetably abated,
when the pnblic mind had manifefted a marked wifii
for neutrality, and when Genet's influence was al
most fruftrated, how imjjoffible would it have b:l£
to have refilled them, in the midst of thelc agita- 1
tions, which convislfed the whole nation, in
summer of '93, in the midlt of those political trm
pelts and whirlwinds which were then directed by
Genet ? The few rational and moderate lovers of
peace, instead of being listened to with that atten
tion which their opinions afterwards excited, would
have been silenced by the overwhelming acclama
tions of a faftttioas entkujiafm, and swept away from '
- their ground by the itrefi/)ij>lc torrent of exafpera- '
f ted passions. '
We-ll might Genet wish for the calling of cod-j ]
igrefs,* when he found that he could not mould the-: 1
executive to his views : well might he rave and
threaten, when he found the advice of the secretary
of state, on which he had depended, over-ruled in 1
the council, by the difcrction of the two other fe- :
eretaries, and by the wifclom and firmnefs of the !
Piefident! '
ihe letters which Mr. Jefferfon afterwards wroft t
to Genet and to Mr. Morris, and which have been ]
quoted by his friends as evidences of his opposition
to Genet's intrigues, prove only, that Mr. JefFerfon '
pofTe'Fed political sagacity enough to forefee, that '
had he, after the public fentimcnt was fixed, per- ®
lifted in encouraging Genet, he would, like his less 1
cunning fucccffor, have been difgracefuliy JifiT.rffed 5
from office, and, like htm, rutned in the public ef- !
timation : for, like the friends of the iiifun eftion .
when they saw the government strongest, he there- j
fore made an ostentatious display of " his leal t» '
maintain our independence and fclf-goveru|tient."
It is evident, that Genet considered this conduct as
a defedion'from his eaufe ; for in his letter, referred
to iu the note, be complains bitterly of Mr. Jeffer
fon's treachery and abandonment. He tifcs, in
that letter, these remarkable expressions : '• Bcfides
fir, whatever may be the refnlt of the *tckimment
of which you have rendered yourfclf the generous
inflrument, after having mass me BtLtEvt that
row wbre mt ritEND, after having initiated m: \
into mysteries which have inflamed my ha '
TRED against all those who aspire to an absolute '
POWER, there is an aft of jtiftice," Sic. page jo. '
Here Genet complams of, jefferfon's treache- !
roufly becoming the inltrument of his recall, after
having per Wed him that he was his friend, and '
initiated him into myferies of state, which had in- '
fkienced Genet's hatred against the President, ant! J
the reft of the adminillration ; in fact, after having
caballed w,th this foreign agent, ?nd by calumnies
against the executive, inflamed him to hatred arid
excited him to resistance. Again, page 73, Ge
«et lays to him, in the language of rep.'jach, " If
L have fhevsn fnmnefs (in opposing the President)
it is, became it was not in my chara3cr to fpeai as
many people de, 111 one -way, and att in another, to
an language, and a language con-
Nothing further is necessary to prove, beyond a
doubt, the improper encouragement which the se
cretary of ft..te bad given to Genet to refill the
Ptefident 3 authority ; were any further proof re
<jmr,te we might refer to the writings ot Uelvi-.
T* written in the month of ¥ 0 / r by a f «.a.
W friend of Mr JefFerfon, f or \{
pose of provtng that the President had no authori
ty to iffiie the proclamation of neutrality, and in
vmng the people todjfobey it; we might refer to 1
the "vatio#* which prevented the recall of Gt
net, which did not take place till the 161 L Augufr
£2Sr as -7 i .!° r d " hcd,h < P "f'dent
a, early as June, and which objedio.s , nd J rlay
must have an.en altogether ftom the division of 1. f
which ex, the cabinet; ,0 what lifer
cause can we afenbe the delay of demagog the
,recall of a totngn agent, who had gro% ; tl f a ; te3
' * In his letter to the feeretary of state (printed C«r
< timents of the -henhi- to £, /. ' aK e the true fen-
United States, dec£ he
suspend, or tighten, their bonds'with France"
measure, wcnld have avoided to the
much contridiclion and fubtetfyg?." £o»"nmcnt
f These writings were so much suited to Gehei'-
vieiA-s, that, ui his letter to feffrrfrn 1 "
h f & y. .7 -ai join tb7ttl
- which I meant to nrnfi-f# f c £ l
have been published here, such "J'l'aok o7v'"
*uv»«u s ," Sec. Page 70 ° f Venta8 '
? the government of the country, from the begin
ning of June to the middle of Aug lift, but to the
powerful ftippurt which that agent found, even In
the department, where his conduit was molt noto
rious, and against which his attacks had been the
c " molt outrageous ?
a When finally the meaTure of recall was agreed
ve upon, and the fecrctary of 3ate was at no loss fur
' e materials, on which to predicate it, when the Prefi
u" dent's opinion, as well as that of the public, be
came too i.npofingto admit of further hesitation,
n " then the fecrctary, to whom the talent of epistolary
- composition is not denied, produced an ab.e ietUr,
to in which he endeavored to make atonement by ele-
T> gance ;ind energy of (tile for his pit'vious mifcon
dudt apd oppclition.
:c 1 shall conclude this number with the following
f " remarks; id. Thecircumitance of Mr. jefFerfon's
being an enlhujiaflit admirer of the French cause
** (as Hampden delcribes him to be) is far from re
es commending him," in the judgment of all real A
"> mericans, to the prtrfidency. The President of the
d United States ought to bc~jm enthufiaflic admirer of
- no cause, but that of his own country; enthusiasm,
in in a politician, is closely allied to error and pa//ion,
f* both of which are the bane «t good government :
ls but enthusiasm for a foreign country leads dire Sly
y to subservience and- devotion to foreign interejls :
ie a chief magistrate, tntba/iajiicelly attached toFrance,
:t will therefore soon become a devoted tool ef France
>• 2dly. 1 cannot discern the merit of Mr. Jeffer
e sow, of having, as Hampden exprefTes it, forborne
:e to faenjice the independence and ftlfgovernment of
hi& own country even to the glorious cause of
fs France; what attachment mult that man have to
r- his own conntry who could, for a moment, consider
1, thu, as meritorious ? Were the fact as Hated
!i (which I deny, and the contrary of which I have
I- proved) I (hould never be induced to view, as rqe
£ ritorious, the mere forbearance to be a traitor to
i one's country, by Sacrificing its independence and
fclf-gove i ament to the views of-»
j MR. t^KNNO,
THERE is lomething so very extraordinary in
Q thc fubflance of the communication of Citizen A
det, in the mode by which it is notified to the pub
lic, and the particular junflure of doing it, that it
mult exoite no less alarm, than enquiry into the cau
e; fes which have led to it.
The principle laid down by Citizen Adet as the
bsfisof the late decree, is neither wai/nnted by the
I ulage of nations nor the laws of neut/ility, k would
' annul all treaties, as soon as either of the contrac
e ' ting paities found it convenient, for he eftablilhes it
as a principle, " that a nation at war is not bound
t " to observe 3 treaty, whenever that treaty tends to
;1 " her detriment, by being advangeout to her ene-
" my " What use is there in a tieaty if either of
the contrasting parties may break it, as soon as
t they find it injurious ? Was not the article of the
treaty, to which the decree alludes, made with a
view to a w,ir between France and some other na
j tiojuJis United States remaining neutral ? Did got
i'rance know when (he agreed to that article, that,
1 h 'he law of nations, French property would be li
able to feizute in American bottoms i Was not the 1
law of nations so dated to be by Vattel, a writer
, of high authority in France ? Did not France then
_ make the (tipulation with iu>, in contemplation of that 1
j inconvenience, of which (he now complains, with the
expectation of being compensated for it bf the ad- '
n vantage she would derive from the operation of
othei parts of the treaty ? What pretence then can '
• file have now tor complaint, when the United
s States have pursued the law of nations, the '
law cf neutrality and the treaty ? None whatever. 1
France may, for a time, avail herfelf of superior
force to moit'ft us, but her condudt towards us malt 1
be condemned by every impartial tribunal.—The 1
mode of announcing the communication is no less '
remarkable than the eommunicatien itfelf : an of- 1
r c ' a ' u °tification by a foieijjn ruinifter to the <rxecu- 1
1 ''ve of the United States, is printed in anewfpaper
(hoJßle to the executive and to the government) be- '
I'n' r , "" c [''' ve l' as l een >' '• ■' The Jirfl notice the 1
, 1 "Jidtnt will have of this communication and de
-6 C , rCe , Wl i be . thc read "'g 'I in Bache's paper ! ! and
. , ltfc !f dcclar « it, Jhall hot be
ted ! ! Ihe time it which it is siadeis no lels worf
f 5* ot 110 tice—Citizen Adet he will cause this
note to be printed, i» erder to make publicly kaiwn i
s V ®k'ch,at,tlie prtfent junflure, influence '
3 f republic-. Why at thc f rrfent junSure,
wnije the American nation is engaged in the
choice of their chief m.gillrate, when the f,m,cau
a es have exifterf Jot ibret yean, vvitl#.ut producing
. thls c4crec • Citizen Adet tells us " that the Frcnth
t xovernmint find> itfelf, with refpeS to America, at i
- .< \ Ue i ctrcu, rjl a »ces fimijar to ihtfe vf '
93- I'ellov. C i i/CKS ! remember '93 • Genet
then openly iiuerfued in the diredion of our no
. V^ n,mL ; nt » difl.-ed to the President, and appeal. 1
- j 1 , f "rt ' U lhl » pnbliea.ion of Citizen A
- tVrt "u 'L a ". apt ' alihe 11 is lime > h <
people flioiild be heard.
Nov. I, Q n( 0 J p eo p] e _
, Amongst the extraordinary circumitance, that 1
• fiom daily oblervation we experience, there is none I
mote rema.kdble, than that the greater the advanta
i f. C ' lhe ( o derive from their liberty,
iiTV ~: r a, r r !hf critica! jS
r ave JHtSeito foond out bur,
1 I" 1 « «*her they mult under- ,
hn! cA,vdy « ov< : rn and h frt i
they will become both governors and the govern'*!
u? t m th vcrr lm » P ; aAu able over ,l,is 1
y, or they must be governed by their reprefenta- i
Wh< "? the y have constitutionally appointed to 1
ST-J5 Whe " «« tl,e y l-e determined up
r"CW o - IV « ?° dC ' 31, d haVC their I
3 w iue m nf r ' ge i: aie Ch f oi " ° f re P ,c 'entativci ) ,
y attempt on thc part of any number of indivi i
' arirt is abfoiute nfuipatioti and down- I
, t And yCt ftrai '* c as 11 ma y seem, ,
a certain set of men amongtt us, who affJme the ,
' ariftocra ° f 3Rd down wit! '
= anftocracy, arrogate to tlicmfelve, a «. o^ill , le ,
i- power with those they have chosen to cotaama,
c them. Incapa.le of bciring the very power
« have intruded, they want to dociery thin? o f th-m
'• reive*— to debate for the fame, to judge for "the
e magiflrate, and to enforce the laws f«i the
tive. u '
d Were thi. the cfe. generally, virtue could no
,r longer ex. ft » the republic. I will alk, what che
i ceult) the confiitutien have contained, which is „ n T
to be found m that instrument, restraining the re
i, prefentative from opprcfltve measures '• He "
y fanaion no law which will not have it, full
-, on .limfelf, as welhason the whole society T'
, has always been deemed one of the strongest ,i es T v
, which human policy can conn,-A the- ruler, a,
people together. If a spirit of domination
r ever be introduced, so as to tolerate a law not „i
, gatory on the legiflaturc, a, well a, 9n the peon!,'
: ' he f C L °P le W1 " be -o tolerate any i
. but liberty. Duty, mtereft, gratitude, arc -l lc j*
. gaments which bind the repreieniatives to hdilitv
= al,d fy»P«tl»y with the great mass of .he comm.!
t »ity.
, What then are we to underrtand by theobjedßo# '
, which this paper combats Jx What are we to ex, e >
: from the men who profefs the mott flying zj for
' re P«h'.camfm, yet boldly impeach the funi.menH
: principles of it > wno pretend t« be champions for
, the right and capacity of the people to chufc their ,
own rulers yet maihiain that they will prefer tfcofe
. only who will infallibly betray thetruft committed to
' ,he ™ ? Nothing but anarchy and confuiion, difor.
ganifation and disunion. The charge of a eonfpi
racy against the libei ties of the people, and the ner
■ petual changes which have been rung upon 'the
wealthy and the well born, have been such aato in
fpirc general difgutt, and excite the indignation of
every one who feels within himfelf a refutation of
thr calumny.
Let us now pause,- and ask ourselves, if the un
warrantable mil" -qncfen utiuas jxjnch have been
pratitwert-, and-wt« varmtts faliehoodS .7S>kYf have
been industriously circulated to influence the ap
proaching election, defeive not the reprobation of
all honest men,- and be not of a nature to demand
great precautions against the repetition of those
pra&ises, which ha*» undermined the foundations
of society, planted diftrult in allclaOViof citizens,
occasioned an almost universal prostration of raotals,
and finally ifliied in the subversion of good govern
BOSTON, OiSober 25.
We have again an opportunity of presenting to
the public the latest news from Europe. The treaty
between France and Spain, is clearly demonftrativc
of the inevitability of a Spanilh and Engli k w.,r;
a sudden pease only can prevent it. Jourdaa conti
nues his retreat ; and private accounts fay, hie ar
my baggage has aheady re-crofTed the Rfiiiu
Frankfort is re-taken. Moreau is said to have re
ceived a check. From this gloomy.informati®n, the
ftiends to French fnccc-ffes may turn with rapturcift.,
the official kttcis of Buonaparte, whdfe vidoriet,
in quick succession, increale in brilliancy and im>
1 here are no official letters either from Jnordan
or, Moreau, in the papers we have received, later
than those publiftied incut tail.
I he king of Naples, it is said, is again in hofli
lity with the French—(Bojlon Mercury.)
Extract of a letter fiom a iioftonian in Bordeaux,
* September 14.^
" A decree has been pafi'ed by this government,
wlrtch permits their armed velfels to take any refFels
under neutral colours, which may have enemy's pro.
perty on board; declaring, I hat, in futurt, the flag
(hall not neutralise the goods. This, you will rc
colleft, is diredly contiaiy to an exiiling tieaty. —
One belonging to Chatlellon, and bound to
that place from Bremen, was, in coofcquence of
this decree, brought in here a few days lince j but
nothing could be proved againlt her, and she li3s
been released, with a very handsome sum for de
murrage—which is some confutation for wanting
faith in'treaties.''
A letter wxsyeflerday handed to us dated Havre,
September 6, Hating* a report was in circulation,
|j that itlr."Moiirec ism *iJ*iru h. IWtfi
ty-four hours, and that war was to be declared a
gainlt America. In conftqucnce of the alarm ex
cited by this report, the writer inveighs mo# acri
moniously againlt our treaty with England, and its
makers ; but a few days proving the eiror t>f the
rumour, probably restored him to good husnoyr.
Veibal information from Halifax dates, that ad
miral Gaiunei', wilh a fleet of ten fail of the I ne,
had arrived on the baiis of Newfoundland. Sevt
' ral victuallers had arrived at Halifax from England.
Tho' accounts of Newfoundland mention Bull's
Bay as a hamlet of huts and hovels we are told,
there were many large and handsome houses there.
Late/} of the Army of the Sambre and
Me use.
From the London Gazelle, Sept. 23*
Dispatches, of which the following are copies.
hsve been received from Capt. Anfliuiher, by the
right hon. Lord Grenville, his majelty's principal
fecretaiy of llate for foreign affairs.
Head-quarters of his royal hishnefs thearchduke
Charles, Windeckcn, September to.
My zok'Dt . , ,x •
I haveihe'fatisfaAionof informing your ordlhip,
that the progress of the AuliriiUi arms continues to
• be marked by brilliant and uninterrupted fuccets.
His royal liighnefs thearchduke, having qJ'
his camp near Wuirzburgh on the 51b, pu!he< on
a strong advanced guard, under* the corji'aiii o
lieut, gen. Kray, to fecurethe De Bone wo tie
Spefrart. That officr, arriri.ig in the neigto"^-
hood of Afchaffeobourg in 'the afternoon oMne
9th, found the enemy, to the number of tw« 1 °
faad men, polled so as to difpuie the pa » ,
sorest. After a severe cannonade, which laßra 3
considerable time, he attacked them wilh much Ipi- |
tit, diovc them froin ilicir advantageous ■
and hi* cavalry, dill purluing them wit iout I
: tiou through the town, dispersed them m the W0014... I