Gazette of the United-States. (New-York [N.Y.]) 1789-1793, June 06, 1789, Page 63, Image 3
domestic articles. nucHMOND, May 27.1 DIED, on Monday the oR instant, in the 33d year of his age, Mr. tOHN M'LEAN, Printer, at Norfolk, a native J?rlaArow In this amiable Character were u tiHpJ the polite Gentlemen, kind Matter, molt £tnate £iend, and the universal Philan throphift* Now mourn ye sweet Nymphs of the Dale, for the Pride of our Village is fled: • Let Tcari of Affli&ion prevail, And descend like the Dew on his head. Why withers yon Rose in its Bloom, And why twinkle yon Stars thus so dim ? The Li"ht which they borrow'd is gone, And Affli&ion i> fill'd to the Brim. A Dawn of bright Hope yet appears, And though our dear Strcphon's no more, The Heart that difpell'd others Tears, Shall be fill'd with' Bills evermore. [Philadelphia, June?.] Wehearthebu. /; nc f s of calico printing, is likely to be underta ken by forae Europeans here. There is a great field for profit, it being supposed, that one hun dred and fixty-five thouland pieces are annually imported. Extratt of a Utter from a Swedijh gentleman in Lon don, to his friend in this city, dated Feb. I 5. " All Europe is amazed at the nefarious, and never hitherto heard of dil'obedience in the Swe difli army, which has fruftrated the best designs. The malcontents have long ago rued their crimi nal folly- The people have with alaudable zeal i'upported the King in defence of the country. Corps of volunteers are formed every where. The little Island Oland * has armed jooo young coun try fellows : all the other provinces have done in proportion: the interior parts of the country, which are lheltered from invasion, have made large contributions of money and provilions. I have with the warmest emotions of joy perused the Swedifti Gazettes for some time part, and am per suaded that the nation in general feel for their King and country as true Swedes.—Sweden, like all other countries, is pestered with some fordid creatures, who cannot refill; the illurements ol avarice and ambition. These impudent traitors pretend to be champions for public liberty, but every body knows that tliey were purchased by Ruffian rubles and splendid promifesof indepen dence in Finlandf. * An island in the Baltic, 80 miles long and 9or 10 wide. + The Em pre (a of Ruflfia had formed a plan for separating country from Sweden, under colour of making it independent. [New-Haven, May 27.] A few days since, a Mr. Pritchard, of \Y aterbury, being on his land dicing a ditch, dug up a root, which his curiosity led him to taste of—he soon found him felfdifordered, and returned to his house (with the root in hishand) which, as soon as he enter ed, informed his wife that he had eat of it, and apprehended he was poifoned—oll which he fell down, was suddenly fiezed withconvullions, and expired in a few hours. The root proved to be what is commonly known by the name of wild parsnip. NEW-YORK, JUNE 6, 1789. Yesterday the following ADDRESS from the Central Aijanbly of the Prefbytcrian Church, in the United States, at their late Meeting; in Philadel ' O phia, was presented by a committee of that body, consisting of The Moderator, The Rev. Dr. M'WhortEr, The Rev. Mr. Roe, John Bayard, •> J ' t. F. [quires, John Broome, ) To the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES. S I R, THE general aflembly of the Preibyterian church, in the United States of America, embrace the eailieli opportunity in their power, to teftify the lively and unfeigned pleasure which they, with the reit of their fellow-citizens, feel 011 your appointment to the firft office in the nation. We adore Almighty God the Author of every perfedt jiift, who hath endued you with such a rare and happy aftemblage of talents, as hath Rendered you equally neceflary to your country m war and in peace. Jour military achievements ensured fafety and glory to America, in the late arduous con jitt ior freedom ; while your disinterested con and uniformly just discernment of the pub jc uitereft, gained you the entire confidence of T e people. And in the present interesting peri -0 ot public afFairs, the influence of your perfo c laradter moderates the divisions of political P f r V eS ' . a ! ld p ro 'nifes a permanent eftabliffiment 01 trie civil government. r°m a retirement more glorious to you than nrones and sceptres, you have been called to your piefent elevated liation, by the voice of a great and freepeople ; and with an "unanimity of fuffrage that has few if any examples in history. A man more ambitious of fame, or less devoted to his country, would have refufed an office in which his honors could not be augmented, and where they might possibly be fubje<ft toareverfe. We are happy that God hath inclined your heart to give yourfelf once more to the public. And we derive a favourable presage of the event from the zeal of all clafles of the people, and rlieir confidence in your virtues ; as well as from the knowledge and dignity with which the fede ral councils are filled. But we derive a presage even more flattering from the piety of your cha racter. Public virtue is the moll certain mean ot public felicity, and religion is the surest basis of virtue. We therefore esteem it a peculiar hap piness to behold in our chief inagiftrate a stea dy, uniform, avowed friend of the Christian re ligion ; who has commenced his adminiftratiou in rational and exalted sentiments of piety, and who, in his private condutft adorns the doiftrines of the gospel of Christ ; and on the most public md solemn occasions devoutly acknowlcges the government of Divine Providence. The example of diftinguilhed characters will everpoflefs apowerful and extensive influence on the public mind ; and when we fee, in such a conspicuous ftatjon, the amiable example of pie ty to God, of benevolence to men, and of a pure and virtuous patriotifni, we naturally hope that it will diffufe its influence, and that eventually the most happy consequences will result from it. To the force of imitation we will endeavour to add the wholesome inftruiftions of religion. We shall consider ourselves as doing an acceptable service to God in our profeflion, when we coil tribute to render men sober, honest, and indu strious citizens, and the obedient fubjeifts of a lawful government. In these pious labours, we hope to imitate the most worthy of our brethren of other Christian denominations,and to be imita tatedbythem; afl'ured, that if we can by mutual and generous emulation, promote truth and vir tue, we shall render eflential service to the re public ; we ffiall receive encouragement from every wife and good citizen, and above ail, meet the approbation of our divine mailer. We pray Almighty God to have you always in his holy keeping , may he prolong your valuable life, an ornament and a blessing to your country; and at last bellow on you the glorious reward ol : a faithful servant. iSigned by order of the General Assembly. JOHN RODGERS, Moderator. Philadelphia. May 26, 1 789. To which the President was pleased to return the following answer. To the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the PRESBYTE RIAN CHURCH in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. Gentlemen, I RECEIVE with great sensibility, tlieteftimo nial, given by the General Aflembly of the Pref byterian Church in the United States of America, of the lively and unfeigned pleasure experienced by them, on my appointment to the firft office in the nation. Although it will be my endeavor to avoid being elated, by the too favorable opinion which your kindness for me may have induced you to express of the importance of my former conducft, and the effeift of my future services : Yet, conscious of the difinterellednefs of my motives, it is not ne ceflary for me to conceal the latisfacftion I have felt upon finding that my compliance with the call of my country and my dependence ontheaf ftftance of Heaven to support me in my arduous undertakings, have, so far as I can learn, met the universal approbation of my countrymen. While I reiterate the profeffions of my de pendence upon Heaven as the source of all pub lic and private blessings ; I will observe that the general prevalence of piety, philanthropy, ho neily, iuduftryand economy seems, in the ordi nary course of human affairs, particularly necef fary for advancing and confirming the happiness of our country. —While all men within our ter ritories are protected in worshiping the Deity ac cording to the dictates of their consciences ; it is rationally to be expected from them in return, that they will all be emulous of evincing the fin cerity of their profeflions, by the innocence of their lives and the beneficence of their a<ftions. For no man who is profligate in his morals or a bad member of the civil community, can pos sibly be a true christian or a credit to his own re ligious society. I defile you to accept my acknowledgments for your laudable endeavors to render men sober, honest and good citizens, and the obedient fub jecfts of a lawful government ; as well as for youi prayers to Almighty God for his blessing on oui common country, and the humble instrument which he has been pleased to make use of in the administration of its government. GEORGE WASHINGTON. i'aajicus will be attendtd to next week ; as will the continuation of an Eflay on Trade and Finances. His Excellency GEOIIGE CLINTON, Iseledl' ed GOVERNOR—and His Honor PIERRE VAN CORTL ANDT, Lieut. Governor of the State of" New-York. The SENATORS are, Philip Livingfton, John Cantinc, Philip SchuyLer, Alexander Wcbfter, Volkert P. Douw, I Edward Savage. James Carpenter, THEATRE—JOHN STREET. Last Evening was prelented that excellent Co medy the Clandestine Marriage. The President of the United States and his Lady—the MoftHonorable Robert Morris and Lady—the Gentlemen of The PrClident's Suite— Honorable General Knox and Lady—Baron Steubhn —and many other refpedtable and dis tinguished characters, honored the Theatre by their presence. The reiterated plaudits bellowed on the vari ous parts of the performance, designated the me rit of the atftors—and it is but jult to fay, that, animated by the countenance of l'uch illustrious auditors, the characters Were supported with great spirit and propriety.—Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Morris,played with their usual naivete and svith uncommon animation. One great reason why people are disposed to evade payment of taxes for the support of go vernment, is, because they do not realize, that individual delinquency enters into a total fubver (ion of the public peace, happiness and security. Such invaluable blessings mull be paid for : It is the ordinance of Heaven—and they are worth the purchase. The GREAT- WHOLE, being constituted by the dipititt members of society—it is of infinite importance, that every one fliould feel their in tegral consequence in the community: They fliould realize that they have important rights to be defended : These can be supported only by juftand equal laws ; and that government alone, is competent to their preservation.—That their personal security, andthat of their property, are the principal objecfls for Avhich laws are institu ted : These ideas fliould enter very deeply into the mind of every citizen.—Reflections of this kind, would make the importance of good go vernment appreciate in their estimation, and in- ■ iuce a chearful and cordial payment of those re venue!, without which, these important blessings cannot be realized or enjoyed. There is neatness, conciseness, and perspicui ty, in the firlt ACT which has palled the National Legislature : These constitute the true fublinie ! May those ambiguities, fubtilties, verbosities, and redundancies, which are the source of endless perplexities, never confound the minds of our ci-. tizens while learning their dilty from the LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. IF the great principles of religion, honor, and public spirit, are weak, or loft, what effec tual check can there be, to controul the unboun ded pursuits of avarice, ambition, and vanity ? The effects that are naturally produced by the vanity, dissipation, and rapacity of a diflolute people, are, carelessness with refpedt to their public affairs—debility of genius—and a sense less facrifice of their dearest interests—till they become inveloped in a maze of perplexity, and embarrassments, and finally fall into the hands of a proud usurper. A defect in national principles, and manners, generally precedes the ruin of a people: This deficiency is a worm at the root of national uni on, strength, and dignity. Every great national scheme mult depend ulti mately, in every free State, uponcorrefponding sentiments in the great mass of the people ; for the vigour and success of public measures, are suspended upon the general opinion of the eligi bility of those measures in the minds of the great agent, the people: In despotic governments, this is by no means the cafe, for there the people are only the machines of the powers that be. On the 3d ult. the legislature of the State of Connecticut, by adt, prohibited the exportation of wheat, rye, Indian corn, wheat and rye Hour, and Indian meal, out of that State, by land or sea. In consequence of this art, his Excellency the Governor of that State has iit'ued his procla mation, commanding all persons within the State to yield implicit obedience to said a<ft. ARRIVALS. NEW-YORK. H'ednefday, BrigSwanzey, Slater, Cork, 42 days. Schooner Polly, Travers, Baltimore, 9 days. Sloop Fanny, Ingram, Turks Island, 22 aays. Sloop General Green, , Alexandria, 13 days. Thursday, Ship Ann and Susan, Seeds, Bourdeaux, 43 days. Brig Patty, Maltiby, St. Thomas, 20 days. Brig Sally, Raymond, Cape-Francois, 18 days. Schooner Lark, Lewis, St. Martins, 16 days. Sloop Amity, Dickenfon, Turks Island, 19 days. Sloop Rainbow, Cunice, N.Providence, 17 days. Sloop Active, Greenleaf, St. Thomas, 20 days. Friday, Brig Isabella, Taylor, Newfoundland, 14 days. Schooner Pilgrim, Rpbins, York-Town, 7 days. Sloop Betsey, Goffinger, Richmond, 7 days. Sloop Dispatch, Summers, Philadelphia, 3 dayj.