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Itv.ib then inoveii, that a ieledt committee be
jiow appointed, to enquire into the Hate of the
unappropriated lands m the WciLern Territory,
•jnd 10 repoit what Heps are neceflary to betaken
for the sale of those lands.
This motion was opposed upon various grounds :
gome considered it as an expedient to get rid of
ihebulinels; others contended that it entered in
to the decilion of a queltion, as to the sale of the
lands, which the committee were in no meaf'ure
fullkiently informed to determine—The motion
after coniiderable difculfion, was divided, and
ihe latter clayfe, negatived.—A committee was
then appointed agreeably to the firlt part, con
gfting of Mr. Sco rT, Mr. Hunt in gdon, and
Mr. Heis/Ter introduced a resolve to the fol
lowing eifeift, That every such member of this
present Congress as is not furnilhed with the jour
nals of Ihe late Congi els, upon application to
the keeper of the records, be furiiiflied with a
complete set of i'ucli journals.
Tnis rel'olve was adopted unanimoully
Mr. Sen ey then moved, that the report of the
joint committee upon the I'ubjecft of news-papers,
and printing, which had lain feverul days on the
tabic, lhould be taken up.
This report being read, the firft part which
orovides for supplying every member of Congress
with " one news-paper" at the public expence ;
was objected to—a variety of observations were
made, and the clause finally rejected—the latter
part respecting the public printing, and giving
power to the Clerk of the House, and Secretary
of the Senate, to form the neceflary contract;
was adopted, aud then the House adjourned.
Friday, May 29.
The engrofled bill, imposing a duty on ton
nage, was read the third time—and palled.
Mr.Partridge, from the committee appoint
ed to confer with the Senate, on a proper mode
of receiving bills and meiiages from the Prelident,
reported— fhat until the public offices are efta
blilhed, and proper officers appointed, meflages
or bills may be received by either House, untter
cover, directed to the President of the Senate, or
the Speaker of the Houle of Representatives
This report, with some amendments, was ac
A motion was then made, that the bill regu
lating the collection of the revenue, lhould be
considered in a committee of the whole, 011 Mon
day next. —This palled in the affirmative.
Mr. White introduced an amendment of
the rule of the House, relpeCting the ap
pointment of committees by ballot—lt was pro
posed, that all committees lhould be appointed by
the Speaker, except when the House lhould order
This was objected to by divers members—and
advocated by others :—Several modifications were
prcpoibd, as expedients to get rid of the mode of
balloting, which was considered as tedious, and
occasioning unnecellary loss of time;—but after
some spirited observations 011 both lides the ques
tion, Mr. Wkite's motion, with every qualifi
cation of it, was loft by a large majority—and
the rule of the House remains as it originally
Hood Adjourned until Motiday next.
1 The following Selection ofMISCELLANEOUS
INTELLIGENCE, from European and American
papers, comprises the whole, that our limits will
permit us to insert this clay.]
At Delhi, a revolution was effe&ed in September, by the Ro
nilla Confederates, aided by one of their moil daring Chiefs,
Cholan Kadar Cawn, taking advantage of Madajee Scindia's re
miffnefg, in negle&mg to station a proper number of troops round
The confequencrs were truly terrible to the unfortunate old
lung, whose eyes the inhuman Chief deprived him of, putting
iiv; robes ot royalty at th£ fame time on one of his creatures, Ack
•Sctnd'.a did not long leave the tynnt in poflcflion of Delhi; he
very shortly gained, not only a compleat victory over the Rohillas.
ut pofTcflion of the 11ty< The modern B.ijafcet, Gholan Kadai
wn ! saved himfelf by an rapid flight. v
The Mahvattah Chief, Scindia, in consequence of this riflory,
't is thoiight, v. ill regain his wonted influence in the Upper Pro
vinces, and the miferablc eyelcis Monarch of Delhi once more be
rellortd to his throne and regal power.
Tne young Prince of Delhi, Johander Shaw, lived not to behold
Royal father's miseries; he fell a victim in June, to the
, warmth of the climate, having over-heated himfelf in a piousex
curiion to Chunar.
London, March 31. Government have refo'ved to pursue the
ian , t e ydown iome time fmce, in refpeft to the Governorsot
1C uluclc nt fcttlements in India ; who are to reside only a cer-
T| in f Ti'' l ' lc ame as ' s customary with the Viceroys of Ireland.
10. em of peculation, so long unhappily pursued in that part
,le 6'°" e > by this step alone ? compleatly done away.
WARREN HASTINGS, Esq.
totS -V ° U ent a me 'fage by the Mailers in Chancery,
c . t C mrnons ) 'nfornaing them of their determination to pre
fer w V* tf arrcn Haft ngs,onTucfday the 21ft of April.
it "j ln £ s has treftntcd a mojl ingenious and affctting petition to
fit the A 1 s >P ra )'* a S that his trial may be proceeded in, and
W <d > mtiortany future interritptions.]
h of a-letter from Madrid, February 13.
nunibr-r f 1 °k u ,g 1S the P resent fta * e of the kingdom: The
forccsr °r a ln " a kitants 10 millions and half ; our military
. 'nfantry, 18,360 cavalry, and 10,208
battallif n on 8 ln ? King'shoulhold, exclusive of thirty-three
Pauits r»n °a S-l* 1 ? com Pa nics of invalids, and some com
-1 ichcletts. Our marine forccis arc corhpcied of 72
fliips of tli,; line, »iz. nine of 112, one of no, three of 04.
ot 08 forty-two ot 74, fcvcn of 68, and two 64 guns, w°.th
torty-fix frigates, sixteen zebecks, &c. in all 238 thips of war,
which together carry 8984 guns, and they arc (till building a
arge number, at Cadiz, Carthagena and ferroll. The' revenues
ot the crown amount to 30 millions of piaftr, s.
t accldental oiniiriou of a number in the dray/ing of the late
lriih lottery, is like to be produ&ive of very serious °consequen
ces Ihe number, it appears, was not put into the wheel* The
nrit legal authorities in that kingdom have been consulted, and the
leading opinion amongst them is, that the lottery should be drawn
over again. The confufion attendant on such a measure, it is much
more ealy to imagine than describe.
n Ji k ac kwardnefs otthe present spring, is lik ly to be
productive of the worst conferences to the northern parts of this
ea , fttTn COast Scotland, is at this moment covered
with Inow, and the usual tillage cannot take place for some time ;
a late leed time, always occafrons in that country a late, and from
the ihortnefsoi the fummer,a lcaoty harvelt.
A negociatlon, it is said, has lor foine time past beef! 011 the ta
pis in London, for the exchange of Canada with France, for the
1 Hands of Guadaloupe and Marie Gallante in the Welt-Indies.
arious opinions are tormed refpe£ling the expediency and ad
vantages that may accrue to Great-Britain by this exchange.
INTELLIGENCE FROM ER'AXCE.
I RANSLATED from THE COURI ER J)E LONDRESi
February 25, 1789. THE three orders of the Provinces of
amtonge and Arigoumom, being met in general alfembly, the
c ' r ,>) nobility have unanimously voted to renounce all pecu
niae privilrrjes 111 taxation, and to bear any public expences in
common with the third, rjlate. As to the manner of voting in the
States-General (per or by order) the opinions were divided ;
and it was to iubmit, in this point, to the decilion of his
Ihe following resolution deserves to be noticed *
I iie Nobility ot Houlfillon, duly aflemblcd, considering that
its members are men and citizens before they are Nobles, and being
deiirous to give to their fellow-citizcnSy of the third ejhte, a con
vincing proof ot their dilpohtioni to cement the union between
J or trs have unanimously agreed on the lolemn resolution to
pay, on the principles of a perfect equality, smd each of them in
proportion to their fortune, the imports and general contribu
tions ot the province, without any pecuniary exemption ; re
in- 4l i t0 themfelves <> nl y the sacred rights of property, and those
Jiltindlions which are nccetrary in a monarchy, in order to iup
port the rights and liberties of the people, the'refpeel due to tiie
Sovcieign, and the authority of the laws."
We may form an idea of the principles upon which the States-
Gen. rj of France will ellablifh iheir Hrlt deliberauons, from the
Allowing extract of the public inftruftions, given by the Duke of
Orleans to his Reprefcntatitres.
1. Individual liberty. No manfttall be imprisoned but by the
srdinary course of law. It lhall be death tor any person to arrift,
3r caule to be arretted, any citizen without the interference of Ins
a. The liberty of the p*efs, considered as a p'art of individual
liberty; with such rcfludions, however, as the States-General
lhall think proper.
3. Property fliall be sacred, and no man der rived of jt, even
for the public good, withouf a fudicieni comp ufation.
4. No tax or impoll (hall be levied without the special consent
if the States-General of the nation i the grant of ltlch tax or im
pofl lhall be limited to the time of the next nieeting of the States
lo that, if no such meeting tak.es place, the said tax or impoik
lhall not be continued.
.5. The periodical ineeting'of the States-General to be fixed on
6 I lie Ministers (hall be to the Statees in all matters
elntive to the finances, and to the laws of the country.
7. The public debt lhall be coqfolidatcd.
8. The tax (hallfbe laid equally on every citiz'enof the kingdom.
9. Xloimpoll (hall be granted, until all the mealures, relativeto
public and private libtrty, (hall have been agreed upon.
Baltimore, May 22. The amiable Lady of our beloved
President arrived in tiiisplaceon Tuesday Evenin;,and set out
arly next morning for New-York. She was met at Hammond's
crry by ft veral of our citizens, and received by luch other demon
rat ions of affection and refpeft as her (hort ftav admitted. Fire
works were difchargrd before and after supper. and (he was se
renaded by an excellent band of Music, conduced by gentlemen
)f the town. Wefhall only add, that, like her illuilrioushulband,
(he was cloathcd in the manufaflure of our country, in which her
native goodnefj and patriotism appeared to the greatest advantage.
Philadelphia, May 26. Intelligence being received on
Thursday lafl, by an express appointed foi that purpose, that the
Consort of our illustrious President was on her way from Jlount-
Vernon to New-York, and would breakfaft at Cheltrr next morn
ing—the t,wo city troops of light-dragoons paraded early on Fri
day, and marched to form her escort. His Excellency the Presi
dent ot the State, artd the Hon. the Speaker of the Airembly. at
tended bv anumerous suite of gentlemen 011 hoik back, preceded
the troops—and the whole halting ten miles from the city, wai
ted the approach of this mtich-refperted Personage. While they
paid the compliment ot military honors due to her exalted rank
they offered a (till more grateful tribute of heartfelt regard to the
amiable virtues, which dtftinguilh and adorn her character. The
present occasion recalled the remembrance of those interfiling
scenes, in which, hy her presence, (he contributed to relieve the
cares of our beloved Chief, and to soothe theanxiousmoments of
his military concern—giatitude marked the recolleclion, and every
countenance bespoke the feelings of affeilionatc relpeft.
Seven miles from the city (lie was met by a brilliant company
of ladies,in carnages,who attended her to Gray's Ferry, on Schuyl
kill, where an elegant entertainment of upwards of one hundred
covers was prepared at a few hours notice. The repafl being fi
n 1 thee;, the procellioii was recommenced ; and the corps of artil
lery, being formed on their parade near the city, fainted with a
discharge of 13 cannon—the bells were rung, and a joyous con
courleof citizens welcomed, with affeftSmate (houts, the much
refpe&ed and beloved Mrs. Washington to Philadelphia.
Mrs. [Robert] Morris having met her honored guest at Dar
by (8 miles from town) condufled her to her house in Market-
Street, where, taking leave of her escort, Mrs. Walhington, in the
molt gracious manner, thanked thetroops ft* their polite attention.
Havingfixed her departure for ycllerday morning, the troops
paraded, with an intention to el'rort her to Trenton—His Excel
lency the President of the State, and many gentlemen on horseback
attending, at ten o'clock the proccffion moved from Mrs. Morris's
house, who, in her own carriage, accompanies Mrs. Walhington
to New-York. The weather proving rainy, (he requested that
the troops might retui n ; and they took a refpeflful leave of her a
few miles from the city.
During her short (lay in Philadelphia, the citizens have vied with
each other in deinondrationc of refpeftful attachment to this mod
ARRIVALS AT BOSTON.
Ship Diarina Folgier, in 40 days from St. Jago. left at Ifleof
May, Capt. Bcntley, of Providence, a brig belonging to Mr. W.
Gray, of Salem, and others.
Capt. Magec, from Salem, arrived at St. Jago, March 15, and
21 (I failed for Canton. Ship Ceres, Sturges, atfived 16th, and
24th failed for Bombay.
NEW-YORK, MAY 30, 1789,
Wednesday arrived in this city from Mo tint
Vernon, Mrs. WASHINGTON, the amiable con
font of Thf. President of the United States.
Mrs. Walhington from Philadelphia vas accom
panied by the Lady of Mr. Robert Morri* At
Elizabethtown point ihe was met by the The
I resident, Mr. Morris, andfeveral other gen
tlemen of diftint r tion, who had gone there for
that purpose.—She was conducted over the bay in
the President's Barge, rowed by 15 eminent pilots,
in a liandfoine white dress ; 011 palling the I>at
Ctry a salute was fired ; and 011 her landing fhe
was welcomed by crowds of citizens, who'had
allembled to teftify their joy 011 this hupeyoccn
Tiie principal ladies of the city have, w : !h the carlieft attention
and refpeft, paid their devoirs to the amiable consort of our belov
ed Presiuent, \\y. The Lady ot His Excellency the Governor—
Lady Sterling—Lady Mary Warn—Lady Kith Duet—La Marcr.iorfcji
de Brehan—the Ladies of the Molt Hon. Mr. Langdon, ai;d t:ic* %
Most Hon. Mr. Da I ton—the MayoreJ]—Mrs. Lnongjietfof Clu
inont—Mrs. Ctwnc-Uor L : vingJlon—the Miss Livirtgfms—Lad,
Tempic—Madam de la ForeJI —Mrs. Montgbrneriy—Mrs. Knox Mr .
Thornpfon—Mrs, Gerry—Mrs. Edgar—Mrs. M'Comb—Mrs. Lyrtch—
Mrs. lloujion—Mrs. Crf i-Mrs Provojl—t.ic Mil's ■Bayardj, and.
a great number of other refpettablc, chuta&e s.
Although The PuiStDKN r m.kes no formal invitation?, yet
the day after the arrival of Mrs. Washington, the following
diftin»uithed pertonages dined at his house; er fanille. Thtir
Excellencies the Vice-PrefideuS«-the Governor of this State the
Ministers of fiance and Spain—and the Governor of trie W'efteui
Territory—the Hon. Secretary of the United States for foreign
Affairs—the Most Hon. Mr. Langdon, Mr. Wingaic, Mr. Izard,
Mr. few, and Mr. M-n/enhirg, Speaker of the Hon. House of
Rcprelcntatives 01 tne United States.
The President s Levee yesterday, was attended by a very
numerous.and most refpeftible company—The circumtunce of
tlie President's entering the Drawing Room at 3 o'clock, 110:
being universally known, occalioned some inaccurracies as D
the time of attendance.
By a gentleman who arrived a few days since from Boston, w:
are happy to learn, that a favourable disposition prevails towards
the proceedings ot Congress, as far as they had then been commu
nicated. It was a general determination to support the revenue
laws and to difcourucnance every fpecics of fraud or opposition
against the iinpoftfyttem. This resolution which was palled, (a*
tar ascurfofy and repeated conversation in which fentimenu
weie honetfcly exprefied, and tending to the fame point, can be caU
iad a resolution) under the lull expeitation that the impost would
be laid in a just and reasonable manner ; and whatever Ihape it
may wear after pufTmgboth Houses, they will no doubt be a good
dilpofition in its favour, among the grpat body of
Wc arelikewife happyin hearing from the foutliern States, that
the minds of the people are accommodating thcmfelves to the
measures of the new government, and all denominations of citi
zens anticipate better times, as they well know nothing contr.-
l.utes so essentially to make timeigood, as such law's as will cncoe
ragc indullry, reward the etteits ot enterprise and genius, and'
bear tcftimony against the idle, thevicious, and extravagant. The"
good examples are fct, by loine diilinguiftud characters, of
order, ceconomy,- and diligence, will pioduce most beneficial
In tracing the historic page, a thousand years contrast into a
very limited compals—" We mcafure time by ideas"—And to
form some competent idea of the exiftcnce of States and Empires,
we inuft attend to those events which have marked the feveralpe
riods of their existence—a long series of ages have rolled over'he
States and Kingdoms of the Eastern Hemilphere, fmce they were
firft noticed by the pen ot hiftoiy; —but their tranfa&ions, their
improvements in knowledge, wildom, arts and humanity, make
no elevated figure in their annals—a smooth stream of oblivion has
rolled over them, from age to age, except when interrupted by
that touleft of all imputations u"pon human nature, War-—and has
left us little to learn from, or to admire.—But the cafe is far othei
wife with America, every page of the volume of independence
unfolds some thing new, great and glorious—and there is every
icafon to suppose, that conttafted with the dark ages of bigotry
and cnthufiatm, if ideas lengthen the period of life, American's
may realize an antediluvian existence.
Extract of a letter from the State of Rhode-IJland,
* dated May 23, 1789.
'' Ihe enemies of the Federal Government,
triumph more than ever in this State, since the.
bill palled the House of lleprefentatives of Con
greft, for levying a duty on all foreign merchan
dise, exported from this to any other State. As
that bill exempts articles that are the growth and
manufacture of this State, from being fubjec't to
impost, it places the farmers who are generally
antifederaiifts in just such a situation as they have
wished. They now derive all the benefits that
the new government is capable of producing by
encouraging the lale of domestic articles ; while
they are not exposed to any of its inconveniences.
—In addition to this reason, they are exceeding
ly gratified at such a stroke levelled against the
mercantile interest. Thelegiflature of this State
have laid duties iunilar to what Congress impose.
Our merchants therefore pay duties at home in
the firft instance, and afterwards in the State, to
which they export such goods. This operates
peculiarly hard, and will, I fear, be a means of
hindering our inaiority from, consenting to have a
convention called, as they take pleasure in fee
ing the merchants crulhed. They fay they have
greater advantages without entering into the
union, than they could derive by becoming a
member of it, I hope Congress will consider our
situation and put the different dalles of people in
this State in a predicament equally disagreeable,
by Subjecting domestic articles to a fimilarimpofi
tion as they do foreign, that are exported from
this, to any other State. Such a measure would
soon draw our obstinate majority into the views
of honesty, and the United States."
Wednesday. Sloop Jamaica, 33 days.
7hurjday. Ship Bell, Boyd, London, 49 davs.
Friday. Schooner Catharine, Aitken, Halifax, to davs.
Snow Maiia, Walkie, Lcndon, 50 days.