Gazette of the United-States. (New-York [N.Y.]) 1789-1793, November 11, 1789, Page 242, Image 2

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    LONDON, August 15.
In Germany an excellent and clieap dye has
been invented, adapted to woolen and cotton ma
nufactures ; it consists chiefly of the feeds of the
red Trefoil, a plant very common in this coun
try, and employed to feed horses, &c. A decoc
tion of these feeds is mixed withdifFerent mineral
jubilances, and the dyes produced are very beau
tiful, and of a great variety; amongst which are
yellows and greens of different shades, as also cit
ron and orange colours. These dyes reiiit the ac
tion of the substances with which trials are ufu
•ally made much better than common dyes, and
promise many advantages, if adopted, to the
manwfatftures of this country.
Some days before the taking of the Baftile, the
King laid to the Duke of Orleans, who had come
to pay his Majesty a vifu—" You dffire my head
you are a iecond Cromwell—retire from my
presence." The Duke bowed, and obeyed, only
faying as he weut out, " In a fewdaysyour Ma
}esty will have a more just opinion of my charac
ter. You will be better informed." Since which
his Majesty has aiked the Duke's pardon.
Almost every letter from America, is full of the
poverty, distress, and misery of her citizens, and
several well informed Republicans do notfcruple
to aflert, that one of the firft a<fts of the fede
ral Government must and -will certainly be, an
earnest application to Great Britain for some small
jhare in the Wett-lndia commerce, the loss of
which the Americans now feel, with the molt
painful regret. ( A lie—paid for.)
St. JOHN's, (Antigua) September 8.
WE are informed by a correspondent, that the
unfortunate Count Lowendahl, who, in a fit of
pailion, lately (hot his servant in Paris, for some
frivolous neglecft, was condemned to have his
head cut off, and that the sentence has been exe
The King, understanding the sentence was to
be carried intoeffed: in a few hours, shut himfelf
up in his closer, and would admit 110 person to an
audience, till the fatal blow was given.—Thus
was an end put to the life of one of the braveit
and inoft amiable men in France, and we are
sorry to observe, that the crime for which he fuf
fereddoes not permit us to lament his fate. How
unfortunate the frenzy that propelled such aman
to so dreadful an a<ftion ! He served in the late
war as Colonel Commandant of the regiment of
Arinagnac, and was third in command attheun
fuccefsful attempt made on St. Lucia, which end
ed so much to the honour of Gen. Meadows, for
his gallant repulsion of the enemy. In this ac
tion Count Lowendalil's regiment was cut almost
to pieces. His father was the famous engineer
who conducted the [liege, and carried Bergenop
zoom. It is imagined some disappointment at
play, or a love affair, had influence on his mind at
the time he committed the raih and melancholy
a<St, for which society is now deprived of so very
great a character, as this unfortunate officer was,
in every other point of view. He had the rank
of Lieutenant General at his death.
St. GEORGE's (Bermuda) Sept. ij.
Extract of a litter from a gentleman in Martinique,
to his correspondent in ibis town, dated Sept. 20.
The spirit of liberty seems to fpreacl fail here
—forty young gentlemen appeared at the last
Opera with cockades worn by the Tiers Etat in
their hats, and government did not attempt to
take any notice of it. The negroes that attempt
ed to revolt are not yet quelled entirely. A plot
truly diabolical was formed amongst the house
servants in town to poison the water jars and soup
on the fame day, which was fixed for to-morrow.
Happily it has been discovered and every poflible
precaution taken in consequence.
Another letter mentions, that one of the infer
nal contrivers of this horrid plot had been taken
with a large quantity of the deleterious ingredi
ent upon him, adofe of which he instantly fvval
lowed, that immediately put an end to his exist
ence, and prevented that severe and exemplary
death which he would otherwise have fuffered
by the hand of justice. But his body was drag
ged through the streets, and treated with every
other mark of ignominy, which detestation or
which just resentment could inspire.
CHARLESTON, O&ober 24.
A letter from the Gov. of North Carolina, to a
gentleman in this city, mentions, that from the
returns he had received of the elections for mem
bers of the Convention, the friends of the Union
might entertain themoft flattering hopes of that
State's soon adopting the Constitution.
Extraff of a letter from Augujla, Sept. 19.
Oil Tuesday evening last arrived at this place,
the Hon. Benjamin Lincoln, Cyrus Griffin, and
David Humphreys, Efq'rs, Commiflioners Plenipo
tentiary for negociating treaties with the Indian
tribes south of the Ohio, 011 their way to the
Rock Landing, to conclude the treaty with the
Creeks. Afcer some comfhunications with the
Executive, they took an early dinner with his
Honor the Governor, and proceeded about three
o'clock yetterday afternoon. From appointments
so rcfpeifta'ole and confidential, we have tlie bcfc
founded hopes of a fubltantial and jult peace, and
we feel it as a favorable feature already impreHing
in the dawnings of the new government. 1 hey
were escorted out of town byCapt Watkins, and
a number of refpecftable gentlemen.
The arrival of Gen. Lincoln in this frontier ot
the southern department has given universal plea
sure, in which he was equally distinguished by
his merits and services, under every, adverlity and
difficulty in the late war. Nothing could have
been more apt, or' so confidential as his present
Written at the Entry of THE PRESIDENT of the
United States into the toivn ej Bojlon, Oilober 24,
1789. ,
DID human eye e'er fee so fair a day !
Behold thy Genius, Freedom ! lead the way.
Rude Kings of old did ruffian armies wait.
And swell with barb'rous port the pomp ot ftatc ;
While the proud car, bedeck'd with guilty gold,
On Fa eedom's writhing neck triumphant roll'd :
The nobles proud, who led the gorgeous train,
Wore Slavery's badge and drew a gilded chain :
While the loud shouts that piere'd the troubled air,
The tongue of nations, only trill'd with fear :
The eye adoring scarce could check its flow,
For all their trophies fwell'd on human woe.
The tracks of triumph thus the nations trod,
And thought the fov'reign power deriv'd from GOD.
Hence o'er the hilloric roll v» hat hateful crimes
Were wrought the model of fuccecding times ?
Rut now fair LibertV illumes the age,
And reason tints Renown's Recording page —
Blots trom her eye the fierce barbarian's name,
And even Cctfar blurs the page of lame.
Who wrought the wond'rous change, what pow'r divine ?
The wond'roub change, O Washi ngtoh was thine !
'Tis your own jera ! grace the radient page,
The fodering Father of the filial age !
Thou too, illudrious Hancock ! by his fide
In every lowering hoilr of danger try'd,
With him conspicuous o'er the beamy page,
Dc lcend the theme ot every future age.
When fird the sword of early war we drew,
The King presaging fix'd his eye on you ;
'Twasyour dread finger prefs'd the (acred seal,
Whence rose to fov'reign power the public weal.
Then WASHINGTON, O dearly honor'd name!
From callow youth the favorite of fame!
When hov'ring navies, (haughty Albion's boast,)
Pour'd their proud armies o'er the trembling coad,
Your country beck'd you from the rural bower,
And nerv'd your mighty arm with all her power.
The tyrant saw, and uck'ning at the view,
In fancy bid his frantic hopes adieu.
But, prompt byfate, {till bad his armies dare,
Blew the vain trump and wag'd abortive war,
At length you drew the tyrant from his throne,
And bad his seal yotlr course of glory crown.
Wh£n polifh'd Wisdom feem'd her feats to fly,
On thee again the public cad her eye —
How rose the Model from your forming hand !
The proud palladium of our happy land !
Ah ! gentle parent of the cradled States,
On whofefond eye an infant nation waits ;
While now affection seems your step to day,
And swarming coticourfe choaks your lab'ring way—
Perhaps, among the loud-acclaiming throng,
Your ear may touch the Muse's transient song.
The high-born Muse, from adulation free,
Attunes, O ! CHIEF! her haughty lyre to thee.
No vulgar theme cbuld ever tempt her drain,
Perhaps the prouded of the tuneful train.
Seclude from busy life her hours are led,
And her lone deps the fliade of Science tread*
Her years revolving roll a playful flow,
Nor ever care o'erhung the Muse's brow.
From her recess,. where her own roses twine,
How oft her fancy drew a form like thine:
Ere morning wak'd,fhe wing'd her early way,
To hail the dawn of this auspicious day.
By a Lady.
THE season sheds its milded ray*
O'er the blue waves the play ;
The bending harved gilds the plain,
The towering veffcls press the main :
The ruddy ploughman quits his toil,
The pallid miser leaves his spoil,
And grateful Paeans hail the (miling year,
Which bids Columbia's guardian Chief appear.
Hence! Disappointment's anxious eye,
And pale affli&ion's lingering sigh !
Let beaming Hope the brow adorn,
And every heart forget to mourn ;
Let smiles of Peace their charms display,
To grace this joy-devoted day :
And where that arm preferv'd the peopled plain*
Shall mild Contentmeut hold her placid reign.
Let " white rob'd choirs 1 ' in beauty gay,
With lucid flowrets drew the way ;
Let roses deck the scented lawn,
And Lilachs lift their purple form;
Let Domes in circling honors spread,
And wreaths adorn that glorious head ;
To thee, GREAT WASHINGTON, eaeh lyre be strung !
Thy matchless deeds by every Bard be sung !
When Freedofn rais'd her drooping head,
Thy arm her willing heroes led ;
And when her hopes, to thee refign'd,
Were reding on thy God-like mind,
How did that bread, to fear unknown 9
And feeling for her fate alone,
O'er Danger's threat'nirig form the Faulchion wield,
And tread with dauntlefsdep the crimfon'd field.
Not Dec 1 us—for his country slain,
Not Cincinnati;?—deathlefs name !
Cami l lus—who could wrongs despise,
And, {corning wealth, to glory rife,
Could (uc'h exalted worth display,
Or shine with such unclouded ray :
Of Acre the Hope, of Youth the leading Star,
RICHMOND, OAobei- 23.
We are informed that a joint committee ol'di"
two Houles, is appointed to prepare an Add re ll
to The President of the United States. We alf>
learn that a proportion is depending before th-
Honorable Houi'e of Delagates, to feledt and en
ac!t as Laws of this Commonwealth, all the Pen-;!
Statutes of Great-Britain, now in force iuth'
We learn that the bufinefsof the Chiefs of the
Chicafaw l.ation to Congress, was, torequeftthev
would furnifh them with a quantity of powder
lead and arms, to enable them to go to war wit;!
foine other tribe which had been troublefometo
them. Finding that Congress had adjourned
they have applied to our Aflenibly, who have com:
to a resolution to grant thein a supply of powder
and lead, which we hope they will use towards
the protection of our foutliern brethren.
The ladies in France are not idle fpec'tator;
of the grand revolution now accoinplifhm •
They have distinguished themselves not merelvbr
the love of liberty, but by their intelligence in
developing its beauties. One ofthe moftenlighi
ened elfays 011 a declaration ofthe rights of mar,
has come from the pen of the acconipliihed and
illustrious Mademoiselle de Keralio, Member of
the Academy of Arras, and of the Patriotic So
ciety of Bretons.
Extra ft of a letter frntu Grexuda, Sept. 2'l
There has been an infurret'iion in Martinique,
They have hanged and broke upon the wheel a
bove fifty ; and within thefefew days it lias been
iifcovered that the Negroes at Martinique, fay
St. Pierre, had poflefled themselves of large quan
tities of poison, and intended to poison all the
white inhabitants. It was only discovered two
days before this plot was to be put into execution.
But what is still more alarming than all this, is,
the Governor of 1 rinidad has lately publilhed an
ordinance, that all slaves coming there, or on
any of the Spanilli dominions shall be free. This
ordinance has giver- the inhabitants of this iiland
very much uneasiness, indeed so much so, that
the grand jury petitioned the Governor to call the
Legislature together, which has not yet been
The alarm is such, that the inhabitants of St.
Mark's parish patrole every night from the fitting,
of the fun to the riling of it. There are two
armed veflels with soldiers on board cruising, one
to leeward, the other to windward, if poilible,
to prevent the slaves going off. From these cir
cumstances 1 leave you to judge the situation we
are in.
General Assembly, November 2.
The House proceeded to the ele&ion of a Speak
er ; and the ballots being taken, it appeared that
the Hon. Richard Peters, Esq. was unaniraoufly
Mr. Speaker being placed in the chair—
A motion was made by Mr. Lewis, fecondedby
Mr. Wright, that the oaths or affirmations pre
scribed by the constitution of this State, be taken
by the members of the House refpeiftively, with
the words " except so far as the fame is altered
or abolished by the constitution of the United
States," added to the oath or affirmation of alle
giance and fidelity, and the words, " and as the
fame is not altered or abolished by the constitu
tion of the United States," added to the oathor
affirmation of office—the said exception and ad
dition being considered as explanatory of the
fenfein which members understand the laid oaths
or affirmations.
And the aforefaid motion being adopted,
Mr. Speaker and the members prefentwerele
verally qualified according to the directions 0
the constitution, with the foregoing exceptions
and additions, and the adt of the United States
palled the firft day of Junelaft.
BOS TON, Saturday, October 3 1 -
On Tuesday last, the Society of theCiNCis-
N ati of this Commonwealth, accompanied In t e
Viscount de Ponteves, Marquis de Traverse
and Chevalier de Braye,members of the Society
in France, waited on THE PRESIDENT ort
United States with the following Address. 1
Marquis de Gallissoniere was unable to a
tend by reason of licknefs.
SIR, . r
AMIDST the various gratulations winch yo
arrival in this metropolis has oecafione ,p
mit us, the Members of the Society of the
nati in this Commonwealth, moll refpe<ct u .
aflure you of the ardor of esteem and a el
which you have so indelibly fixed in out |C
as our glorious leader in war, and illustrious
amplar in peace. t ] ie
After thefolemn and endearing farewe . 1
banks of the Hudson, which our anxiety ps n .
as final, most peculiarly pleafingis the pre L . a .
expecfted meeting.—On this occasion we cal r to il
void the recollecflion of the various
and danger through which you conducte 11
while we contemplate the trying P eno "': (1 ; ce to
war, and the triumphs of peace, v - eTC ;' • 3 ;"
behold you, induced by the unanimous