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ills Excellency the Governor, vra are told,
has forwarded to THE PRESIDENT of the Uni
ted States, a mefl'age, offering to that ILLUSTRI
OUS CHARACTER, the nfe of his feat while he
lhallcontinue in this town.
The Vis counte DE PONTEVES, we are told,
has given orders, if it Ihould be agreeable to the
citizens of Boston, that the Active and Sensi
ble frigates be moored off the end of the Long-
Wharf, on the evening of the day when THE
PRESIDENT shall arrive, WHICH WILL BE
SPLENDIDLY ILLUMINATED WITHABOVE
ONE THOUSAND LANTHOIINS EACH.
Major-General Brooks, we are told, has dif
fcatchedone of his Aids-de-Camp, to meet THE
PRESIDENT of the United States, and to re
quest him on his arrival at Cambridge, to re
view three brigades of the Mi ddlesex Militia,
which will be then aflembled there. It is said,
that this review will exhibit upwards ot 1000
men in complete uniform.
The Committee from the Town's Committee
of Arrangements, fat out yesterday, to wait on
THE PRESIDENT, to inform hiniof the plan to
•c carried into operation, to pay the just tribute
of refpert to this ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONAGE.
The joy of all ranks of people is extreme, upon
the prolped: of our beloved President's arrival
in this capital. If any title is proper, none.would
apply so well as that of his being " THE DE
LIGHT OF HUMAN KIND."
Every measure of refped; and attention will
be paid by our worthy and amiable Chief Magis
trate, which the honor and dignity of the Com
monwealth demand, to do the utnioft justice to
the merit of THE ILLUSTRIOUS and DISTIN
GUISHED CHARACTER, which is every moment
NEW-Y O R K.
OF PAYING DEBTS.—Owe no man any thing.
" Fashion should be facrificed tojuftice—dif
cretion, as well as fortitude, is necellary in mak
ing this facrifice.—The desire of being like others
is powerful, and should be gratified in things in
different. —When falhion leads to an expence be
yond our income we ought to flop: To be Angu
lar unsocial, and refoluteare characters not to be
coveted ; but Hi 11 virtue may require that they
fliould be borne : If we cannot otherwise pay
what we owe, it is the demand of virtue.
" Some arc dragged by f&fhion into a gay mode
ofliving—while every expencfe is a relu<ftantho
rnage to an idol, for which they have no real rel
ped, and in whose rites they find no pleasure. Let
us commune with our own hearts.—
What is the consequence of being unfafhiona
ble ? perhaps to be ridiculed and despised—but
by whom chiefly by tliofe whose approbation and
friend/hip no wife man would think an acquiiition.
But what is the consequence of being unjult ? your
own heart turns reprover, and condemns you —
Poverty comes like an armed man with all its ter
rors, and without any of its alleviating consola
tions :—lf the appearand of poverty can Icarcely
be supported—the reality will be intolerable.
" Your friends and neighbors may recommend
falhionable amusements, arefles, entertainments,
kc. but be lteady to your purpose—answer them
not niorofely, nor with anger :—Canvas their ad
vice—their maxims—and lerioufly reflect on the
general ifliie of gay and fafhionable lite.—Singu
larity may be censured—but a compliance with
fafliion does not ensure an exemption from it
Talte is capricious and cenforions.
H The want of fafhionable amusements, and
rare dainties will not take away the appetite, not
render repose less pleasant : It will not prevent
our real friends from visiting us—nor is their wel -
come less hearty, nor our mutual enjoyments less
" Difference of opinion is, after all, a flight
matter.—The management of what we polled is
properly our own concern—it is therefore not the
opinions, the whims, the tafhions of others that
we ought to follow—but the real dictates of out
own hearts." (To be continued.)
" There is something peculiarly delightful to the
mind in tracingfuch analogies between the natur
al and moral world,as tend to throw light on many
important fubjedts, andto confirm our faith in the
f'ubliiue doctrines of our holy religion.—T he ori
gin and progrelfive stages of the butterfly sexnt
ence are beautifully illustrative of the nature,
changes, and future destiny ot man. The butei
fly is produced from a catterpillar, which having
moved for a season in its lowly narrow fplieie,
falls in to a liate of torpid insensibility. I husit
continues during the gloom of winter ; but when
the gladfoine beam of i'pring appears, itisie-ani
mated, bursts its confinement, soars aloft, acquires
new beauty, power, and vigour. Itsfceneot ac
tion, its enjoyments, its exercif.?s are change ,
the substance is retained, but the modification is
totally altered : It is at once another, and the
fame .—Attend then tot'ne demonitrations of an
nual experience, and fay—" H'hy Jhouldit be tho >
'dcredibh thai Cod fht/tld r'aife the dead
EXTRACT from the MESSIAH. a poem.
(By Miss SCOTT.)
TT ASTEN, Great God ! the long prcdi&ed time
When Jesus (hall be known in every clime ;
When the red torch of war no more (hall burn,
Norfeelihg hearts o'er flaughter'd millions mourn;
And when, malignant Tcourgeof every age,
Shall bigot Fury cease its dreadful rage.
When ever-fmilling Concord's golden chain
Shall bind each clime through Nature's tair domain ;
When man his destiny divine (ball prove,
By all the tender charitirs of love ;
When to the child of virtue shall be giv'n,
To find ev'n Earth the blessed porch of Heav'n !
NEW-YORK, OCTOBER 28.
By Capt. Carpenter, who arrived here yester
day, in 7 days from Savanna, in Georgia, advices
are received, which state that the Coinmffioners
from the United States for negociating with the
Southern Indians have been disappointed in not
heingable to effetfl a Treaty. The caufesof this
failure are not mentioned.
Capt: Burbeck's company which escorted the
Commissioners on this occasion, were expected to
embark for New-York, on board Capt. ScheiM
er ho rn, the 20th inft. and may be daily expected.
IT appears by the papers from Boston, that the
inhabitants of that town are making the greatell
preparation to express their refped: to the llluftri
ous President of the United States onhis arrival.
A grand procession has been determined on, and
the several trades have prepared their rsfpeftive
(tandards for the occasion. At a late Town Meet
ing the Hon. Judge Sullivan fuggelted the propri
ety of erecting a permanent Triumphal Arch at
the entrance of the Town to remain a lading me
morial of this pleasing event.
On this happy occasion all party diftin<ftions
have fubfuled ; all ranks are emulous to express
their feelings in the molt unequivocal, and loyal
teltimonials of attachment to the DELIVERER
OF THEIR COUNTRY, wliofe approach likethe
glorious luminary of Heaven, appears to have
totally diflipated the fog ofantifederalifin.
We hear from Rhode-Island that at their late
sessions of Assembly, held at Newport, a bill was
introduced and palled into a law for collecting a
Revenue, said to be nearly similar to that of the
United States—the duties payable in solid coin.
At the fame time they made a new establishment
of revenue officers, and formed the State into dif
tridls. These proceedings are considered there
as an indireifl step of the Anties towards a union
with their filter States : Moil of the new appoint
ed officers have been violent in their oppolition
to the Federal Government, having made loud
complaints that the fees established by Congress
were exorbitant and opprelfive ; but iince their
appointment their tune is much altered—they be
gin to think tliemfelves very suitable persons to
hold the fame polls under the New Government
when that State comes into the Union. Notwith
flandingthey have paper money at command they
appear to be very tond of a little hard caih, and
collecft it with severity from the velFels which
bring wood, brick, and fifh, into their State, to
supply the sea port towns with those articles,
making them pay considerable fees in gold and
(liver. -How can such a description of men have
the presumption to think that Congress will con
tinue them in the Rations they now hold, when
that State lliall accede to the general government >
Rather may it be supposed that men who have been
aidingand supporting an iniquitous fyltem of go
vernment in their State, which has defrauded the
widow, the fatlierlefs children, and the honelt
creditor, of their property, will be considered as
unfui table persons to be employed in polls of ho
nor and responsibility under a wife and good go
A happy revolution of fentimentis observed to
have taken place throughout the United States
Local views, and narrow prejudices are univer
sally reprobated.—A generous, national fpiiit,
pervades the whole Union : Formerly we used to
call ourselves Engliflimen, Germans, Irishmen,
Scotchmen, &c. according to the Country from
whence we respectively originated—but now,
even the diftimftions of States are scarcely heard
—and like other Great Nations, who have rlfen
to Fame aud Empire, we are proud to be diftin
euiflied by the name of the Country we inhabit,
AMERICANS—a name that shall ere long be more
desired, and confcr greater honor, than that of
ROMAN ever did.
Some persons have affected to deny that the
flame of Liberty which burst out in America,
has had any influence in enlightening European
nations on this divine fubjecft—but abundant evi
dence in proof of the fai't can be adduced.—lre
land encouraged, and animated by our example,
and success, very early began to aflert the claims
of humanity ; and by the efforts of her patriots,
has rescued inr.ny invaluable rights from the
clutches of tyranny.—lt is inconceivable v,.th
what avidity tiie llory of the American revolution
has been read in France—translations of Ameri
can publications have been circulated in all parts
of that kingdom ; and turning the current ot Itu
dy, and ("peculation into an investigation of the
general, legal, and f'ocial rights ot man, has en
abled her men of genius toaltonifli the world by
the result of their rel'earthes —the patriots ot
France, for leveral years pad, have been indefa
tigable in difleminating political knowledge a
mong the people —t-every well written tieatiie has
been obtained from England, and America and
no expence spared to have them translated and
circulated.—Among ether valuable books, the
' Defence ofthe American Constitutions
was very early introduced into that kingdom,
and contributed not a little to that bh:ze ot free
dom, and patriotism, which bids fair to consume
the whole system of tyranny —root and brancn.
America may indulge a laudable pride on tliisoc
cafion—far the conduct of her illuttrioti' allies i*
a moll glorious elogium 011 her own. i lie world
is altoniflied at the displays of political know lege,
and information—the jultnefs, boldness, and in
dependency of sentiment which charaeterife the
proceedings of the national allembly, and the
speeches of many individuals ot that truly pa
triotic and enlightened body of men. —But the
foregoing sketch may in lome meal are account
for it : for although in point of genius, and
greatness of original conception, the \ rench na
tion is equal to any under heaven, yet doubtless
Ihe has derived immense advantages from her
neighbours, and particularly from this country.
Like America, France appears to conlider that
freedom can be fafe only under the auspices of :i
good constitution—to this objedt her labors tend,
may fhs be so fortunate as to establish one equal
ly free with that, with which Heaven has blelled
this highly favoured country.
While the spirit of freedom is diffufing its be
nign influences over those countries where des
potism in its most horrid forms once reprelled
every noble aiid generous exertion of the human.
mind—may America exult that the perils of her
conflitfl in the fame arduous cause have terminat
ed so glorioufly —may she be wife to secure to
herfelr and posterity the hard earned purchase of
a ten years fuccefsful struggle " peace, liber
ty, and safety," under the auspices ofa good
government —In vain has lhe fought, and con
quered, if her toils are not to have thisiflue In
vain has ftie expended blood, and treasure, if
when her external enemies are subdued, and dri
ven from her coasts, the reltlefs sons of anarchy,
and ft rife, fliall blalt her profpecfts, by fomenting
internal difTentions. _
It would be a " retrogradal" Hep indeed, if af
ter we have piloted the political ship into port,
we fliould again commit her to the mercy of the
boisterous elements, without fails, rudder or sea
men—but this seems to be the objeel of some ol
the crew, who because they had lungs to pipe aj
hands, conceived their nautical abilities equal to
the fir ft offices on board, and because the voyage
though prosperous has ended without their par
ticular advice, or concurrence, they are for lett
ing every thing a float again—and pushing oil 01.1
The English turn every thing into sterling—
Not only the Head of the Governor of the Baffile
has been shewn inLondon atfo much a hght; but
now forfootli they have got the very Balfile itfelt,
with the Whole city of Paris—the grand Proces
sion—and the storming of that famous castle, in
to London, all of which are exhibited on the
At the Commencement at the University in New-Haven, oh
the cth of September, thedegreeof Matter of Arts was conferred
on tiie Hon. Moses Robinson, Chief Justice of the Superior
Court in Vermont. The degree of Doctor in Fhyfic, on Di.
Charles Ki l l ey, of Watford, in Hertford shire, Great-Bi itain;
and on the Hon. David Ramsay, of Charleston, (S C.)|M. D.
it! the Univerfityof Pehnfylvania. The degree of Dottorot Laws,
on the Rev. M a nassah Cut ler , of Ipswich, Massachusetts.
The degree of Do&of of Divinity, on the Rev. Samuel Lock
wood, of Andover, Conneiftcut.
AtalateTown-Meeting. inßoftonDr. Jarvis,
Dr. Eustace, Dr. Appleton, and MeiTrs Hic
ginson and Dawes, were cliofen to prepare a
Congratulatory Address to THE PRESIDENT :
Yesterday week, this address was read to the town,
and met the approbation of the citizens.
Monda), Brig Nancy, , Virginia. 7 day*
Schooner Nautilus, Paiterton. Montego-Bay, 20 days.
Sloop Union, , Norfolk. 7 days.
Tuesday Sloop Phil. Packet, Albcrtton, Philadelphia, 4, days.
Sloop Nancy, Price, Philadelphia, 4 days.
Sloop Dolphin, Carpenter, Snvannah, 7 days.
Brig Friendship, Towniend, Bristol, 57 days.
Sloop Rambler, Defhong, St. Mai tins, —— 4
(£T IF JOHN BAYES, who lately lived with a Farmer at Pe
tapfico-Neck, near Baltimore, and formerly from Northamptovfhife m
England, or his son William Bay es, who lived with Robert Robert
lon, tavern-keeper, in Redminjler-Townfhip, Penvfylvania, are living*
and will fend an account of themselves, and where they are, or either of
them may be found, to SAMUEL EL AM, at Newport, Rhode-ljland,
they will hear of something to their advantage. Information of the dr
ceafe of either oj those perfotis, (fliould such an event nave happened)
mould be cjtcer&ed a favor, directed as abcv-c.
New-Yoik, Q&ob<rr 21. i~8c).