Gazette of the United-States. (New-York [N.Y.]) 1789-1793, April 22, 1789, Image 3

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    tizens in carriages and on liorfeback. On palling
the Fort, a federal salute was fired. I Jis Excellen
cy alighted at the house of the Hon. John Jay,
A Committee ofbothHoufes of Congress, fpecial
]y appointed for that purpose, attended to congra
tulate his Excellency on his arrival.
Yesterday a committee of the Senate, consisting
of Mr. Strong, and Mr. Izard, conducted the
Vice-President to the Senate-Chamber, and
Mr. LangDon, the Prefulent, pro tempore, lef.
the chair, and * addressing the Vice-President,
said, " '1 hat heliadit in charge from the Senate,
to introduce him to the Chair of the House, and to
congratulate him on his appointment to the office
of Vice-Pr esident of the United States ofAme
rica. liethen conducted the Vice-President to
the Chair, who addrefled the Senate to the follow
ing purport.
Gentlemen of the Senate,
INVITED to this refpe&able situation by the fuffrages of our fel
low-citizens, accordingtothe Conftitutton, I have thought it m)
duty, cheerfully and readily to accept it. Unaccustomed to refufc
anv publick service, however dangerous to rry reputation, or djf
proportioned to my talents, it would havebeen inconsistent, to hav<
adopted another maxim of conduct, at this time, when the prosper.
ity of the country, and the liberties of the people, require perhaps
as much as ever, the attention of thofc, who pofiefs any share of the
publick confidence.
I should be destitute of fer.fibility, if,'upon my arrival in this city
and presentation to this Legislature, and especially to this \Senate, I
could fee, without "emotion, so many of those chara&ers, of whose
virtuous exertions I have so often been a witnefs-jfrom whofecoun
tenances and examples I have ever derived encouragement and ani
mation—whose cfifinterefted friendlhip has supported mc, in mam
intricate conjunctures of publick flairs, at liome and abroad
Those celebrated defenders of the liberties of this country, whorr
menaces could not intimidate, corruption seduce, nor flattery al
lure: Those intrepid aflertors of the rights of mankind, whof<
philosophy and policy, have enlightenad the world, in twenty
years, more than it was ever before enlightened in many centuries:
by ancient schools or modern universities.
I must have been inattentive to the course of events, if I -were
cither ignorant of the fame or insensible to the merit of those othei
charatters in the Senate, to whom it has been my misfortune tc
have been, hitherto, personally unknown,
It is with fatisfa&ion, that I congratulate th£ people of Ameri
ca on the formation of a National Constitution, and the fair prof
pe& of a consistent administration of a government of laws. On
the acquisition of an House of Representatives, chosen by tTiem
felves; of a Senate thus composed by their own State Legislatures.
and on the prospeCt of an executive authority, in the hands of one
whose portrait I (hall not presume to draw.—rWere I bleflfed with
powers to do justice to his charatter, it would be impoflible to in
crcafe the confidence or affc&ion of his country, or make the
smallest addition to his glory. This can only be effe&ed by a dis
charge of the present exalted trust on the fame principles, witli
the fame abilities and virtues, which have uniformly appeared in
all his former conduct, public or private. May I nevertheless, be
indulged to enquire, if we look over the catalogue of the firft Ma.
giftrates of nations, whether they have beerw denominated Presidents
or Cdnfuls, Kings or Princes, "where shall we find one, whose
commanding talents and virtues, whose overruling good fortune
have so completely united all hearts and voices in his favour?
Who enjoyed the esteem and admiration of foreign nations
and fellow citizens with equal unanimity ? Qualities so. uncom
mon, are no common blefling to the country that potfTeffes them-
By those great qualities, and their benign efFe&s, has Providence
marked out the head of this nation, with an hand so distinCtly vifi
klc, as to havebeen seen by nil men, and mistaken by none.
It is not for me, to interrupt your deliberations by any general
observations on the state of the nation, or by recommending, orpro
ponng any particular measures. It would be fuperfluous. to gentle
men of your great experience, to urge the necefiity of order. It is
only necessary to make an apology Tor myfelf. Not wholly
out experience in publick afTemblies, I have been more accustomed
to take a (hare ;n their debates, than to preside in their delibera
tions. It shall be my constant endeavour to behave towards every
Member of this Mod honourable Bodyy with all that consideration,
delicacy, and decorum, which becomes the dignity of his Ration
and character: —But, if from inexperience, or inadvertency, any
thing should ever escape me, inconsistent with propriety, I must en
treat you, by imputing it to its true cause, and not to any want of
ic lp,e£t, to pardon and excuse it.
A tiufl of the greatest magnitude is committed to this
Tegidatare and the eyes of the world are upon you. Your
country expt&s, from the results of your deliberations, in concur
rence with the other branches of government, Consideration abroad,
an d Contentment at home—Prosperity, Order, Justice, Peace and
Liberty . And may Cod Almighty's Providcnce aflift you to anf
v-cr their just expectations.
April 21.
WHEN Heaven refolv'd COLUMBIA fhouldbe
And INDEPENDENCE, spake the great decree,
Lo, ADAMS rose ! a giant in debate,
And turn'd thatvbte* whichfix'd our empire's fate.
In Europe next, the Minijler behold,
Who Treaties form'd—and melted hearts of gold :f
Maintain'cf the honour of our riling name,
And as a NATION, gavfe us RANK and FAME !
When ally'd Armies triumph'd in the field,
And full plum'd Victory made Grgpt Britain yield,
When WASHINGTON commanded ' wars to ccafe,'
HE crown'd our triumphs, by 3. glorious Peace.
For THESE, his country pours its honours down,
And ranks him next—her fir]}, her darling Sou.
f-ong may they reign, in sentiment ally'd,
and PRIDE. C .
* Vote of Independence. + Loans effected with Hoi anc'.
From the firft appearance of the New Conflitu
tion, the sentiments of the citizens of New-York
were decidedly in favour of its adoption—ln con
firmation of this, an uninterrupted series of fac'ts
has occurred: The following Arrangement foi
the reception of the PRESIDNT of the UNITED
STATES, is an additional evidence of their atten
tion to the real dignity of the city—and the high
veneration in which the illuih ious character it re
fers to, is held.
The following Arrangement is agreed upon by
His Excellency the Governour, and the principal
Officers of the-utate and City, for tlie reception ol
:he President of the United States.
1. A Deputation of the State Officers, to confifl
of His Honour the Chancellor and the Adjutant Ge
neral, accompanied by a Deputation from the Cor
poration of the city of New-York, to consist of the
Recorder, will receive his Excellency the President
of the United States, on the Jersey shore.
2. A salute will be fired from the battery imme
diately on the President's embarkation.
3. Should he pass the battery, a second salute will
be fired 011 his palling ; and should he land in the
city without palling the battery, the second salute
will be fired on his landing.
4. His Excellency tlic Governor, and the prin
cipal officers of the state, and
5. The Mayor and priucipalOfficers of the Cor
poration will attend and receive the President on
liis landing ; and thcnce accompany him to his
houfc. The citizens who attend on the occasion,
will form in such manner, as that the President
and his attendants may conveniently pass through
their ranks.
6. The Volunteers of the Legion of Gen. Mil
cojr's brigade, and Col. Bauman's regiment of Ar
tillery will parade in their uniforms.
7. Immediately after the salute onthe President's
landing, the bells of the several churches, &c. will
ring, and continue ringing half an hour.
8. Ihe colours of the Fort, and of the vefiels in
the harbour, will be displayed on firing the firft
9. l'he city will be illuminated from seven to
nine o'clock in the evening.
The following articles are in the resolutions, but
omi tedin the debates that have appeared in our
paper, viz.
All candles of tallow per lb. 2 cents.
All candles of wax or spermaceti 6 do
All cheese per lb. 4 f '°
Soap per lb. » ~ ( lo
Boots per pair 5° '1°
On all shoes, flippers™ rgallofhoes 7 lQ ( j q
made of leather f
All shoes or flippers, made of silk or 7 ,
Stuff j
Every 112lb of unwrought steel 56 do
On all cabinet ware
On all buttons of metal
On Saddles
On all gloves of leather
On hats of beaver, fur, wool, or mixture of ei
On all millenary
On all callings of iron flit or rolled iron
On all leather tanned or tawed
And upon all manufactures of leather, except
such as are otherwise rated, 7i pr cent advalorem.
The moll diftingu fhrd among the sages of antiquity, have lefl
■t upon record, as the diftateof reason and the result of experience
" that the only/olid bafts on which to tJlMfli the public happtrefs, is o
REVERENCE EOR I HE DUTY." May the People of the UNITED
STATES, imbibe this sentiment, with all the additional force
with which it comes attended from the SACRhD ORACLES.
It is devoutly to be wilhed that the United States in their reve
nue system, may avoid the introdu£lion of wnat, .n cant phraf, au
.ermcd " Ciijlom House Oaths" such swearing hein n ' often found the
moil conv nient paj/port for contraband goods. Our allies the
French and Speniaids fct us an example in this business worthy ol
It is an o1»k& of the great eft importance, 'list
an uniftterrupted series ot'fedcral sentiments flioul.t
be dilleminated through the American nation—
Our political connection with each other becomes
daily more intimate and interesting : t?iis will, in
rime allimulate our minds, our habits, our man
ners, our objects, till we 'become one great Peo
ple, cemented by national ideas, Ipirit,
and national glory.
Never since the formation of government and
civil society, were the great body oi a people, so
jniverfally solicitous and engaged about these
important subjects, as the citizens of the United
lates, at the pi efent moment. Every ear is
open! every mind is full! surely as the great
>lr. Adams said orf the American war—" If ever
'' there was a Government of the People, this is
" the government."
The great objects which have arretted the atten
ion of our country since the came up
on the carpet, seem to have called up the molt
latent and astonishing powers of the human mind,
which have difcoveied themselves in a great vari
ety of instances—in Procejfions— Publications—ln*
jentions of Machine Improvements and Me
chanical Excellences.
In a late Bolton paper is the following para-*
grapli ; viz. An elegant Barge is now building in
New-York, to waft the great WASHINGTON a
cross the Hudson, to be rowed by ten SKA-CAP
TAINS, and to a 6: as cockswain.
The above Barge i now compleated, and is a
most masterly* conftrucYion in its line—it is
between forty and fifty feet long, and moulded
upon the firleft model.
The laudable euriofity of* the publick is daily
gratified by a free acceilion to the Galleries of the
Hon. House of Representatives, where it is not
doubted that the most profound attention and per-"
feift decorum will continue to be exhibited by the
fpeftators and auditors.
A correspondent would enquire, if it is an
Order or Rule of the Gillery, to be covered
when the Speaker of a certain Hotoi. Koufe is ia
the chair ?
One day last Week a Bevy of Ladies appeared in
the Gallery of the Hon. House of Representatives
—-a most laudable euriofity is a Sufficient reason
for the novelty of the circumftancc.
Arrived in this city lince our last, the Most Hon.
Mr. Henry, from Maryland, and the Most Hon.
Mr. Gunn, from Georgia, Senators of the United
~ The illustrious PRESIDENT of the' United
States will arrive in this city to-morrow.
The Eagle in the front of the Federal State
House is now displayed ; the general appearance
of this front is truly august.
The Federal Barge was launched yesterday.
It should have been noticed in our firll number,
that Samuel Allen Otis Esq. of Maflachufetts,
is appointed Secretary, to the Most Hon. Senate of
the United Stafes, and John Beckley, Esq. of
Virginia,, Clerk Hon. House of Representa
Extraßs from a Madr'rd paper, January v 2O.
" The King of Spain was proclaimed in this cap
ital on Saturday the I 7th inft. with all customary
ceremonies. The Conde de Altemira, as Alferez
Maior of Madrid, bore the Royal Standard, and
was accompanied in the procession by a great num
ber of grandees onhorfes very richly caparisoned,
and alio by theCorregidor, Alguazil, Heralds, and
others. The Proclamation was repeated in differ
ent parts ofthe city, andfilver and gold coins, pre
pared for the occasion, were thrown by the Her
alds among the people. Ihe firft Proclamation
was made in the great square, in front of the palace.
Their Catholick Majesties were present, seated in
a balcony, and attended by the Ambafladors, and
other foreign ministers, and by the principal offi
cers of State. The acclamations of the people
were great and expreflive of much loyalty and af
feftioii to their Sovereign. Ihe publick mourn
ing was suspended during three days, a very large
lift of promotions was published, various entertain-
ments and balls were given,and there was a general
illumination on each of the three evenings.
" A royal order has been published at Malaga,
permitting for the present, and only atthe custom
house of that port, the free transhipping and de
posit of such produce, goods and merchandize, as
may be entered there and destined for the Barbary
or other foreign ports ; as also of such as may ar
rive from thole countries, and be destined for the
Northern or other ports, including silver in coin,
in bars, or wrought ; which as well as all other
goods, is to pay, 011 being re-shipped, one pr. cent,
on the value, according to the invoice ; and gold
ingots, of dust, and all kinds of articles of silver
and gold, set or unset with pearls orprecious stones,
are to pay half pr. cent. The goods may remain
in deposit, till it may be convenieut to fh'ip them,
on paying warelioufe rent, as there is not fufficient!
room for them in the Cuftom-lioufe.
rV will be given. • Enquire at No. 3> Peck s £>lip<
April 22.