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THIS EVENING, December *4,
Will be presented,
a Comedy, called
She Stoops to Conquer;
Or, The Mistakes of a Night.
Sir Charles Marlow, Mr. Warrell
Young Marlow, Mr. Moreton
Hardcaftle, Mr. Morris
Ha (lings, Mr. Fox
Tony Lumpkin, Mr. Wignell
Diggory, Mr. Francis
Landlord, Mr. Varley
Jeremy, Mr. Blijfctt
Mrs. Hardcaftle, Mrs. L'Eflrang:
Miss Hardcale, Mrs. Morris
Miss Neville, Mrs. Francis
Maid, Mrs. Meehtler
After which will he performed by the Freneh compa
ny, (being thfir second appearaace,) a celebrated
CPEKA in two arts, called
The music by monf. Fridzery.
Le Baron de Recourt, IS. Bottekoni.
Sr» Sock, M. Viellard.
Michel, M. St. Mare.
Hans, M. Po'tgnand
Le Brigadier, M. Lavencr
Odile, Mile- Tejeire
On Monday Romeo and Juliet, with entertain
On Tuefdiy George Barnwell, with Harlequin's
Box, OneDoTlar twenty-five cents. Pit one Dollar,
And Gallery, half a dollar.
Tickets to be had at H. & P. Rice's iook-ftore,
Ko. 50 High-Areet, and at the Office adjoining the
Places for the Boxes to be taken at the Office in the
front of the theatre, from 10 till 4 o'clock, and from
10 till 4 on the days of performance.
The Doors of the Theatre will open at 5, and the
Curtain rife precisely at 6 o'clock.
Ladies and Gentlemen are requested to fend their
servants to keep places a quarter before 5 o'clock, and
to order them, as fson asHhe company are seated,. to
withdraw, as they cannot on any account be permit
ted to remain.
Yesterday afternoon, ia Second, between Arch and
A small sum of money ; whoever has loft the fame,
may have it by proving their property, and paying for
this advertisement.—Apply to the Printer.
Dec. a 3. « 3t .
By a Gentleman, a SUM of MONEY.
The owner may have it by applying at the Indian
Dec. 21. *j
Who is capable of composing Accompaniments to
Songs for an Orchestra. He must have no ether en
gagement as a composer. Enquire at the Office of this
Clocks and Watches. ,
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HAVE IMPORI ED, by the late arrivals from
London, a large aflbrtment »f WARRANT E D 1
WA i CUES, confuting of horizontal, capp'd and
jewel'd Gold Watches, with fecoitds, of superior
workmanfhtp and elegance ; also capp'd and jewel'd C
and plain Gold Watches ; capp'd & jewell'd, capp'd, <
seconds, day of the month, and plain Silver Watches ;
eight day & chamber Clocks; elegant French Clocks *
with marble frames ; eight day and thirty hour, brass
December 22, 1796. d 2m
Per fchooncr Daphne, Captain Morse, from Aim-
A Cargo of Sugar and Coffee. u
Aljo, per, brig Betsey, Captait. White, from the IJle at
72 Hogsheads, 1 puncheon, and 25 caniflers, of
45 Hog(heads Pepper of Malabar
65,000 lb. Coffee
4>ooo indigo For Sale by "
F. Coppinger, Jim
*.o. las* South Front-street
December ai j wl
This Day is Publilhed,
For NOVEMBER, 1796.
On the Insolent and Seditious Notes, Nc
(Attacking the sovereignty and independence of the
United States) D
Communicated to the People, by the late French 1
December 21. » T a,i<
■ ■ ■» " Cul
On Wednelday, the 28th inlt. Fai
At 4 o'clock in the evening, will be fold at public a "'
auction, (if not before disposed of at private sale) '
at the City-Tavein, <1»J
All that capital mansion-house, (tables, oHt-houfes &c ti "
a«tl threi* contiguous trails «f land situate on the Weft-fide f ° r
of Schuylkill i« the township of Blockley and county of 1
Ph: ladelphia, generally known by the name ofLanfdown and
containing 199 acres lei perches more or less and a melTu- *
age plantation and trxft of land in Blockley township a- P
forefa d adjoining l.anfdown, containing 64 acres one
The premises are so well known as to need no particular Wl
defcnption. Few fear, i n America can compare wi-h
Lanfdown for convenience and elegance; it commands a
vanety of rich beautiful profpefls and is remarkably heal- A
thy. Terms .Hale will be made known bv that
P " IU Ln ICKUN| ? Attornies in cd 1
ROBERT /. GR.FFITH, 5 Jam« o^E
D «- "■ StaStfc N«T
Readings and Recitations,
Moral, Critical, and Entertaining.
Mr. F E N N E L L
_ „ Refpeafjlly informs the Public, that
• TUESDAY EVENING, December 17, at seven
' o'clock, will be delivered
An Explanatory Address.
After which will be recited an Allegorical Poem, in
three parts, called
The CAy E of NATURE;
Or, A Picture of the Virtues, Views, and Paflions,
of the Human Mind.
Orcafional admission tickets to be had of Mr. Poulfen,
Jun. at the Library; at vlr. M'i'lvec's looking-glass-store,
No. 70, Sotirh Fourth-ftrcet; and at Mr. Carey's, Book
A few hogsheads of choice N. E. Rum,
and a quantity of LARD, forfalej
impa- Enquire at No. 71, North Water-street. .
irated December 24 j IW
At the Stone House, No. 41, South Secend-Jlrtct,
HAS FOR SALS,
A large and very general aflortment of
Drawing and Writing Best and fcoond Swan Quills
Papers. Black and red Ink Powder
Antiquarian Ditto Liquid Ink
rUin- Doable Elephant Penknives
•Atlas, Desk knives
uin's Elephant Superfine red and black Seal-
Imperial iug wax,
Super Royal Belt vsrmilion and coloured
ollar. R oyal wafers
Medium, Large and small office wa
lore, Demy v lers
; the ££j ck Red tape broad, middling is.
1 hin ditto narrow
1 the tto Elailic gum, in bbttlcs or
from h,ck Post Le^ tcr P iccc *
Ditto plain Pounce
the 5- tto Ivory pounce boxes
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their Po . ft Iv ory paper-knives
and Pi" 0 gUt Black sand
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mit ? Ite ? Pr lined Lignumvitze and common
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I ■ Best English and American Leaden preffers
Foolscap, various qualities Black l*ad pencils
Superfine Pot hiding ditto
. Second ditto Japanned card racks
ana Blossom and grey Blotting Writing parchment
Faper Ditto vellum
ime, Wrapping paper Morocco writing delkj '
j for Letter files and laces Spanish tambour ditto
Paper cufes, various fires An elegant variety of ebony '
'• Bonnet past-boards ink ftandifhes 1
, Large, middling and small <
Merchants Account Books, pewter ink ftandifhes ,
. , viz, Larj;e, middling and small .
Ledgers, Angle or double, counting-houle ink-pots
nan ruled for 1. s. d. or dolls. An elegant aflortment of 1
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per Royal, with or with- philofophicat ink-pots 1
out croi's lines Ink-glatfes various sizes
Journals, Day Books, In- Leather & paper ink-piocet 1
tto volee 800k ®' Account cur- for the pocket
re nt Books, Sales Books, Small gilt-vifitingcaris c
this Letter Books, andPecord Blank meffagi-cards, large t
Books, of Impsrial, Su- and small, gilt and p'ain (
per-royal, Royal, Medi-Boxes of marking-types for t
_ um, Demy or Foolscap, linen.
cross ruled or plain. c
Receipt Books Bills of lading,large & small 1
Bank Books Bills of exchange K
Memorandum Books Elegant copperplate ditto
Bill of Lading Books Cultom-houfe entries
Bill Books, payable and re- Manifefts
'n „ c <jiv a t,k Seamen's articles 1
~ Bank-Check Books, of vari- Blank bonds 1
nd ous sizes and for different Judgment bonds a
!?1 /-. Judgment bills a
I d Cyphering and Copy Books Mortgages
'd, Common place Books Arbitration bonds r
' ■ _ „ Apprentice's indentures '
ks Best Dutch Quills, No. I, a, Powers of attorney ''
ass 3> 4 and 5 [Bank checks, &c. &c. &c.
- Delaware and Schuylkill Canal a
"The Stockholders are hereby notified, that the an- w
nual Eleilion for Officers for the enl'uing year, wiil lr
be held at the Company's office, near the Bank of the 'r
United States, on the firfl Monday in January next, v<
<lc at 10 o'clock, a. m. / •
By the Board of Managers.
of m.-i ~, - - WM - MOORE SMITH, Sec'ry. J*
Philadelphia, Dec. 1, 179 6. foeStlD hl
Washington Lottery. £
TICKETS, warranted undrawn, may be purchased or ft
exchanged for prizes, at the Office, No. ,47, Chefaut
peet, where a corred Numerical Book is kept for public
mfpe&ion. Also Canal Lottery Tickets for sale or ex- a
rt changed for prizes di awn in the Walhingtoo Lottery of to
_W li 461,1 and 47th days returns axe received. ' nil
Cr The Business of a Broker carried on as usual. hi,
, A SHARE in the NEW THEATRE to be fold n
on rtafonahle terms. ttstf
Dancing I CX
MR. FRANCIS of the New-Theatre, in conjunction
with Mr. B\ RN, late Ballet-master, and principal dan- un
cer of Covcnt-Garden Theatre, London, now of the fp:
New Theatre in this city, opened their Academy at Mr. , n
Oeilers Hotel on Tuesday, December 13, where thsy f nr
propose to teach, in the mott new and approved methods- ,
Dancing m its various uleful and ornamental branches'
jI" reccnt attention to the dances of London ,ll<
and Paris will enible him to complete this branch of P»
. education in his scholars in the most finilhed flvle.
Favsrite Scotch reels will also engage their particular C ot
| The days of teaching for their young pupils are Thurs
days and Saturdays, from three o'clock in the afternoon as
• f 00 Thursdays, from fix till nine, ti,u
lor thole of a more advanced age. a b
Fpr farther particulars enquire of Messrs. Fraoais Drf
, and Byrn, No. 70, north Eighth-street. Pi
** Private tuiiien as usual.
Philadelphia, December 16, 1796. oaw 6 cn
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that can be depended on, (hall be gc-naroufly reward
ed tor his information, provided he will I ca ve the "" g
directions with Mr. John Febno, printer, Philadelphia tlon
or Edmund M. Bl«i.t, Newburyiort. P * b
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CONGRESS OF rat UNITED STATES.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES*
Conclusion oj th: debate on the address in anfv/er
j- evcc to the Prtfident's speech.
Thursday, December 15-
Mr. Sitgreave, said he wished to propose an a
mendment in the fourth fc&ion of the address. It
[Eons, had been thought that the committee bad not ex
pressed with fufficient strength the desire of the
. house to preserve harmony with the French repub
-ftore' '' C * an arn£n dnAent had accorJingly been agreed
Book- ,0 » to cncreafe the force of the pafiage. For his
own part, hefaid, he had no objection to the use
of themoft emphaiical cxpieffions of desire to pre
serve peace with that country ; but he thought
um, there was a sentiment which it was equally import
ant to have expressed as unequivocally, and in al
strong terms, viz. that it, from any unfavorable
Iw circumstances, the harmony heretofore subsisting
betwixt this country and the French republic, should
be interrupted, that'the people of this country are
Qrctt, determined to aflert themfelve, again ft all aggres
sions, ihe resolution to assert onrfclvcs in this
way, ought alwaya, he said, to be in as llroiig
tof as the desire for peace. This determination,
it was true, was already cxpiefled in the anfwe-r ;
hut finee the amendment had been made, it was
s aot fufficiently Itrong.
Mr. S. supposed that the abftraA importanee &
propriety of this would be evident, in order to
aid any negociation which the executive might un-
Sea - dertake ; but he was led to give additional weight
rarei l ° hi ' ar S Ulßent what had fallen from the
gentleman who brought forward the amendment to
wa- 'his clause. They had been tol<3, that whatever
ignorance might be- pretended, that all the griev
& ances complained of by the French government re
, or felved 'hcmfclvcs into a diflatisfadion of the British I
treaty , that this had been the cause of a suspension :
of of their minuter, of the orders far '
capturing of our yeflels, &c. and that these will j
con'tinue until they receive fatisfadlion. If this '
was ically the cafe, he, for his part, did not expect
a favorable issue to the nepociation. He should
mon hope it would not terminate in peace. If harmony
could not be preserved, except we abandon the
contrast which we have made with Great-Britain,
he trusted the termination would not be an aban
donment of our honor and of our rights.
A» there had been attempts made, Mr. S. observ
ed, todiawa line between the government of this
country and the people, artfully insinuating that the
acts of government were not in unison with the
any voice of the people, he wifked it unequivocally to
appear to the world, that whatever differences of
mil opinion there might be in th t house, in one fenti
-U ment ' at least, all were united, viz. in opposing
" t ? s ,llc a £grefiion« of any country. That this fenti
of ment of asserting our rights, should be expressed ;
ood "it' l firmaefs, but moderation, was essential to the
peace and honor of our country. I
Mr. S. therefore moved to strike out the words ,
,c " from «« while" to «« countryman," towards the ,
conclusion of the paragraph, and to insert, ,' at ,
rge the fame time that we aflureourfdves that your just .
in confidsnce in the pattiotifm, felf.refpedl and foiti- ,
for tude of our countrymen, will not in any event be (
disappointed, and that they will not on'any occa- <
tall f,on tor g et what •» to the character and govern. ,
ment of our nation."
Before he laid this amendment on the table, he i
would observe, in, confirmation of what had been c
ftaied by the gentleman from Maffachufett, (Mr. L
Ames) that the answer leported was the result of ,
aceommujation aud compr«iraife ; but, as addition- f
al emphafi, had been given to the defiie of harmo- -
iiy and peace, he was desirous that a Jike additional
force should be given to the other part of the fen
Mr. Nicholas said the proportion of the gentle- v
— man j"' l fat down went to the pledging 8
at all events to support the executive in the dif- o
pute with the French government. He was not
willing- to do this. He had purposely .voidedfay- a
•iil ing any thing in this debate on the difpure subsist- )i
he ing betwixt this country and France. He was c- ei
ct, ven iilent when he heard an insinuation made that OI
the mifunderflandiag between the two countries
was fomented by American citizens in Paris. He si
had meant, indeed, at feme future time, to have
- called upon the gentleman who made this assertion
for information, as he certainly knew the circum
>r fiance, of which he spoke ft, confidently, to be
ic "r C ;. " e confill « re d the dispute with France, 'a, , D
t- a [ ub J e « n °t yet ripe f or dif.uffion. They were t
Df told by the Prelideut that he reserved hi, commu- ,'h
mcatlon on this fubjed* to a future period For f
hi, part, he had never yet .ead the French mini ft"
fter . note having been but a few da ; ,in ,hc city, u
it had not fallen m his way. He l.ad no doubt ihc he
executive would fettle the buhnefs amicably with h
n the Fiench republic ; but he should think iiimfelf m
unpardonable to pledge himfelf to any thing re- ™
,e fpcdling it at present. He tuonght the proceedinir
r. an extraordinary one; he believed however the Z
X form, of the house admitted of a remedy for a bu- j n
.. f ' nef ' of th " k,l,d > a t»» : « was by clllintr for F
, the previous queftioa. He therefore moved the If
f previous qucftion.
Mr. Hartley said he was not present when the U
" communication of the President was received ; but m«
he thought they were not called upon to g„ so f, r 1,
'Z L 1 of hi, colleague proposed. He c l a
'Tr V / a ! d bf < areful , '°* they went into of
a business of tlus k.nd, The fubjed was not at L
present npe. The President was at this time oro
bably fettling the matter amiiably. He hoped the def
gentleman would therefore withdraw his motion intl
and „ot force .t upon the house. When .here feenv b c
ed to be a dilpofmon of unanimity, he hoped it hea
wou d not be dil urbed by this motion. They had |
a dehcare part, he said ,0 afl. The world was M,
armed at all point,, and we were not. If war was n '
declared against France, he should wish that it
m.ght be done unanimously. He hoped the rao . nr
tion v/oul j be withdrawn.
qU eW 00 sal
*SS? Mr. Sitgreaver. said he was sorry that Lis rtlotiorl
had created in the mind of his colleague any thing
like alarm. In the fame breath in which he had
emphatically declared that he concurred in i : .e
wi(h to cultivate peace and harmony with tin;
ifwer French Republic, that gentleman came forward
' and said if war wai declared he hoped it would fie
done unanimously. He had ft*'ed they had no
information on the fubjeff. Was there anything
in this resolution, he asked, which required infoi.
ma- mation. It was stated by the President that dif-
I. It fereneeshad arifea which he regretted. He alio
t ex- slated it to be his wish tc cultivate peace and h r
f the iHony with the French Republic; but he (late*
:pub- that, in pursuing this, he (hall not forget what ia
greed due to the chara&et and government of our na
r his tion.
e use The amendment he had proposed conveyed no
pre- o'her fentimeut, and ought by all means to be com
ught nedted with the earned wish expressed for peace,
port- There was nothing about declaring war or wish«
in al i"g for war, but that we (hould in any *vent not
rable forget what was due to our national character. \
sting There was nothing offenfive or irritating agairrt J
lould the French Nation, or any other nation in this,
y are Any feutinieat of this kind must arise fiom the
gref- gentleman's own feeling, and not from his propo.
this fition. He was glad the yeas and nays had
ro*g called for ; if they had not been called, he himfelf
tion, wouU had made the motion.
ver ; In answer to the gentleman from Virginia (Mr.
was Nicholas) hi would just fay,'that this houle, or
this country were not pledged, this resolution,
e & to do any thing which we ought not to do.
rto Mr. Claiborne hoped the motion of the gentle
un- fan from Pennfyivania would not be put,' as it
ight carried with it an afpe£t, and he vviihed by
the a" means to preserve peace with the French Re
it to public.
ever The Speaker reminded the house that the pre
•iev- viousqueltion had been callcd for and that gentle
t re- men must confine their observations te that object.
itifh , Mr. W. Smith said gentlemen might as well
lion | be muzzled, if they were not permitted to speak
; their fentiraents.
W'jl j The Speaker infilled upon the gentleman con
this ( fcning hi in felt to order.
? c & Mr. W. Smith said herofetogive his reafona
' in favour of adopting the propoied amendment,
°"y and against the previous queliioni
seemed to think that at some time it might be
am, proper to enter into such a resolution, tut not
ian- novv , He conceived that this was the proper
time, and would give his reasons for that opinion
«»- — because it refpeAs the fubjed before' tbero, the
this j answer to the Prefident'* addiefs, and because
the | fomethtHg of the kind seemed to be called for, to
the i declare that we did not depend entirely on the juf
rto j tice and moderation of the French Nation j that
or I we were determined to i'upport cur Executive ia
["'* maintaining the dignity of our country, and that
">g | we were not so alarmed by the note of their Mini
nti ; fter, as to throw ourselves upon the mercy of that 4
l " c Gentlemen said they had no information on the
fubjeft. He alked thtm whether the French Mi
r. nllte ( r had not appealed to the people of the Uni
t*e ted b'.ates ? And whether it was not proper for
at them to speak on this occafioa ? He Hates that his,
. nation is offended with ours, and that the meal'mW
ti- which that Government has taken will continue Hn
be till our Government returns to hfelf by a i nnate
Ci " ofesniua. In his opinion, Mr. Smith said, 'this
rn " w " the proper time lor thole gentlemen who con
cetved that government had maintained fts neutral,
e it/ with wiidom and Hrmnrfs, to come forward and
■5" declare it ;to fay to the executive it might depend f
r - upon that house for fupp-m. There was no threat
-0 n 'ng, he said in this. The threat did not come
J " from us ;it came from the French Government.
I he French Mimftei had laid great stress upon the
treaty with Great Britain, which he conliders as a
:,i " violation of reutraliry, and a just cause of offenee.
If this idea was pursued, he laid we must b«ve war
|«. with one nation or the other. Would not, then,
'es gentlemen fay to the Executive you inay rely ' up
if. on uj.
r,t Mr. Smith said he had made these obfervationg
y. and had endeavoured to cotih e himfelf within the 1
ft. line of order (about which he had been hampered)
f. endeavouring to Huwthat the motion of his friend
at ought to be agreed to.
es The fpeakei read the rule of the hoßfe on the
le fubjeft ot order.
Mr. Hartley said that he wiflied to withdraw hit
oppofiuan. He now saw the neceflity of the mo
" lion of his colleague, and should support it.
5c Mr. Harper conceived it to be ftriaiy in order
" ;° " le " that the propoM declaration was proper to
'« be puffed at this time. If he had a right idea of
1 the previous queflion, it could not have an effcA to
'. r dt bate. He ft lo uld therefore, go on to
' "ate ore or two thing, whi.h he thought impor-
Y, taut, and he would begin by declaring, that it he
>e believed the resolution went to the oledgioy the x
' house to any particular measures they hereafter
might fee reason to disapprove, he would not only
•- vote for the previous queflion, but ag.inft the mo.
UO " i!to gether. If he underfrood the motion, it
WCm no ,u » her to fay, « we join you in wish
" mg to prefeive the nio |i f.ncere amity with the
e J r -" C^ re ?: b ' ,C ! but if ail 'o attain it fail ;
it (hou.d happen, that notwithftandinp alhthe #
e MH ,IOI, M V PeiC 7 " nnot be P rcfervfJ ' vve shall (
e hold ouifelves bound to support yoii.'* If p'entll. '■
men examined the amendment, they wo.'d find it
eoßtaine# no more than this. If this w. s the de."
caration, he would ask (a number desired to to w
cL t PC;, v e . r j Whai ' er Ml - in order. Th«
• Jendem/ CP " , iD> P ofiible
• Hr j if- mea '" t0 a ''P y wl,at hiid laid. He
? ed him to go on) Mr. Harper said it vas' '5
; -ntenuoH to Jew that the main 'question ou"
betaken, and appealed to the feeiings of every
I ? C honourable feelings of patriotiir
vhich diflingnifhed American c4,r/whether
'l' l * was an improper declaration ?If it were im, A
F°^ r ' U , d . niifconceived their duiv
He should thick it lbe dccpe(i d|f . racf tQ b . g u t I
ine$ mo And f feel.
fafd 't! u s " nnmcnt was honourable, he
woLld I CoUia not bc i" which it
would be improper i 0 exp lc f, i t .