Gazette of the United-States. (New-York [N.Y.]) 1789-1793, November 11, 1789, Page 243, Image 3
your country, entering upon other trials, and other services alike important, and, in Some points of view, equally hazardous. For the completion of the great purposes which a grateful count iy has alfigned you, long, very long, may your in valuable life be prelerved. And as an admir ing world, while considering you as a Soldier have Jong wanted a comparison, may your virtue and talents as a stateSman leave them without a pa rallel. It is not in words to exprcfs an attachment founded like ours. We can only fay, that when soldiers, our greatest pride was a promptitude of obedience to your orders—as citizens, our Su preme ambition is to maintain the character of firm supporters of that noble fabrick of federal government, over which you preside. As Members of the Society of the Cincinnati, it will be our endeavour ro cherilh tliofe sacred principles of charity and paternal attachment which our institution inculcates. And while our conduct is thus regulated, we can never want the patronage of the firft of patriots and the bell of men. W. EUSTIS, Vice-Prefident. BoJloii, OH.. 27, 1789. To the MEMBERS of the SOCIETY oj the CIN CINNATI, in the Commonwealth of' MAS SACHUSETTS, Gentlemen, IN reciprocating with gratitude and sincerity the multiplied and affecting gratulations of my fellow-citizens of this Commonwealth, they will all of them with juflice allow me to fay that none can be dearer to me than the affectionate aflurances which you have expreiled.—Dear in deed is the occasion which restores an intercourse with my faithful aflociatesin prosperous and ad verse fortune—and enhanced are the triumphs of peace, participated with those whose virtue and valour so largely contributed to procure them. To that virtue and valour your country has con fefled her obligations : Be mine the grateful talk to add the telfimony of a connection, which it was my pride to own in the field, and it is now my happinels to acknowledge in the enjoyments of peace and freedom. Regulating yonr conduct by those principles which have heretofore governed your actions as men, soldiers and citizens—you will repeat the obligations conferred on your country, and you will tranSmit to poflerity an example which must command their admiration and obtain their grate ful praise. Long may you continue to enjoy the endearments of paternal attachment, and the heartfelt liappinefs of reflecting that you have faithfully done your duty. While I am permitted to pofiefs the conlciouS nefs of that worth which has long bound me to you by every tie of affection and elteem, I will continue to be your Sincere and faithful friend. G. WASHINGTON. 80/lon, OH. 27, 1789. On Wednesday last THE PRESIDENT of the United States, dined with the Hon. Mr. Bow- Co in, at his Seat. Departure of the PRESIDENT. On ThurSday morning at eight o'clock THE PRESIDENT of the United States fat out from his residence in Court-Street, on his journey east ward, eScorted by Major Gibb's horSe, and ac companied by a large number oS citizens and o thers, on horSeback, and in carriages, among whom were the Adjutant-General, Capt. Li nzee, Col. Green, and other officers of the Bolton Re giment. On palling Charles river bridge, which was finely decorated with flags of all Nations, and of the conflrucftion of which he was plealed to expreSs his approbation, he was Saluted by a discharge oS 11 guus, from Capt. Calder's ar tillery polled on the celebrated heights of Charlef town. At Cambridge he was received inthePhi loSophy-Room oS the UniverSity, by the Presi dent and Corporation, and aSter breakfafling, he viewed the Library, Museum, &c. He then con tinued his journey, having halted for a few mi mites at Lynn, the gentlemen who were in car riages took their leave. The escort being join ed by Capt. Osgood's company of horse, The President proceeded to Marblehead, where he din ed with General Glover.—After viewing the town he Sat out Sor Salem, at the entrance oS which he was met by a Committee, who conduct ed him into town, where he reviewed two re giments of General Fisk's brigade, and leveral independent corps. From the field of review, he was eScorted by the Independent Cadets, and followed by the principal inhabitants in Procef- Sion, to the Court HouSe, into the balcony oS which he was conducted by the Hon. Mr. Good hue. Contiguous to the Court HouSe, a tem porary gallery was erected, covered with rich I'erfian carpets, and decorated with damalk cur tains, Srom which a choir oS lingers ialuted their illustrious visitant with an Ode adapted to the oc caSion. After this, the Hon. Mr.GoodhUE, Chair man of the Committee of the town, preSented the President with an Addrels, and received from him his answer, in the presence of the aflem bled citizens, who amounted to Several tliou '•-inds, and who rent the air with their acclama '■ions. The Prefiucu:-. eScorted as before, then proceeded to the lioufe prepared for his reception, and in the evening, honored the Aflembly with his company, where a brilliant circle exhibited a fine specimen of the taile, elegance and beauty of the ladies of Salem. In the evening the Court-Hdufe was brilliant ly illuminated, and a number of liandfome fire works let off. Yeiterday morning, at 8 oclock, the President fat out from Salem, escorted by Capt. Oscood's horse, and breakfafted with the Hon. Mr. Cabot in Beverly—at which place he viewed the Cotton manufactory, and then continued his journey. she corps of horse of Andover under Capt. Osgood, which joined the Prefldent's escort at Lynn, on Thursday, consisted of upwards of jo men—in red uniform faced with green. It is said, that President Sullivan, of New- Hampshire, will meet the President of the Unit ed States at the line of his State, with 600 cavalry. Not confined to the male creation are the testimonials of refpe<ft paid to the illultrious PRE SIDEN I of the United States—The ladies have invented sashes on which the bald-eagle of the Union, and G. W r . hold conspicuous places; and at the Oratorio on Tuesday, the Marcliionefs Tra versay, exhibited on the bandeau of her hat the G. W. and the Eagle let in brilliants 011 a black velvet groundi By a Gentleman from Newbnry-Port we are iii fof med, that the Pre si d ent of the United States arrived there 011 Friday last, about half past three o'clock, P. M. escorted by the Troop of Horse be longing to Ipswich and Wenham, and the Troop from Andover and Haverhill—He was met by the Selectmen at the entranceof the town, and palled in, preceded by four companies of the Militia— the company of artillery—the gentlemen Select men—the MarJhal of thediftricftofMaflachufetts, —then THE PRESIDENT and his Suite—After which followed a very refpedtable. procession of the citizens, and the two troops df horse. Every part was conduced with the greatest order and decency—ln the evening were fire-works, &c.— He was to leave the town for Portfmoutli on Sa turday morning. PROVIDENCE October 31. Theilluftrious President of the United States set out from Boflon for Portsmouth on Thursday last. We learn that he proposes visiting the State of Vermont, and returning to New-York byway of Albany. NEW-YORK, NOVEMBER 11. Altlio the public is disappointed in the main obje(ft for which the Conimiilioners went to treat with the Southern Indians, yet, we hear, that they have concluded a truce with them for a num ber of months : And as the Indians in general discovered a pacific temper, it is to be hoped that a permanent peace may be soon fettled. Yesterday arrived the fcliooner Jenny, Captain Scliermehorn, from Savanna, In whom came pas sengers, Capt. Burbeck and the whole of his conipanyof matrofles. By the latest accounts the Cominiltioners were at Petersburg, on their re turn to this city. The question for calling a convention todeli berate on the constitution of the United States was loft in the Aflembly ofßhode Island by a ma jority of 22, the 29th ult. The Legislatures of Virginia, and Pennsylva nia, are now in session. The General Aflembly of Delaware is adjourn ed to the 4th of January next. The Legislature of Rhode Island has appoint ed the 26th instant to be observed as a day of Thanksgiving in that State. The Supreme Executives of South Carolina and Pennsylvania, have directed that Thursday the 26th instant be observed as a day of Thanksgiving in those States agreeable to the Proclamation of the President of the United States. On Sunday next the 15th inft. a CHARITY SERMON,wiII be preached,and a Collection made in the forenoon, at St. George's Chapel, for the benefit of the Charity School in this city.— An ANTHEM, adapted to the occasion will be sung by the Scholars. It is really curious to hesLr some persons talk of the liappinefs and prosperity of the United States: If they depreciate their own government —If they stint their public officers to a pittance, and treat them as menial fervants—lf they keep up a perpetual flame of jealousy and ill nature— and sow the feeds of disunion between the State and general governments —If they express their approbation of their patriots by reserve and jileiicc, Why then " the United States bid fair to fiourifh more than any other nation upon earth, and the people to be the happiest," butif they fondlypleafe themselves with the idea of having the belt form of government thatthe world hath ever known— If they suppose that independency and responsi bility should unite in their public officers, and that they ought to honor those who have eviden ced their wisdom and patriotifm—lf the princi ples of confidence and union are considered asthe foundation of peace and fecurity—lf the people express their feelings, their refpetl and venera tion in their mother tongue, in plain, common, and intelligible language, for the illustrious Sa viour ot their county —if they,in the abundance of their gratitude, give a i'cope to their feelings in the in oft unequivocal demoilftrations of public affection and attachment.—" They open the door for luxury ' —They exhibit " the parade of fools" — 1 hey inlult thole whom they mean to honor— " 1 tie) dilgult the President," and violate " the laws and constitution of their country."—What jargon and inconiiftency. The truth is, the ho nors of our country beitowed upon the govern ment, and tliofe who aduiinifter it> are daggers to the boforn of the envious and disappointed. The proposition tb express our approbation of the Prelidentof the United States, by" reserved attention and si lent affetiion," is Itrongly tinctured with the I urkifh policy of employing mutes— What! lhall we feet, and not express our feel* ings !—lndignant idea ! " 1 lie happiness or wretchedness of human life does not io much depend on tiie loss or acquilition ot real advantages, as on the Hutftuating opinions and imaginations of men." We are often in pof leflion ot lolid blelfings without properly realizing their nature and value : Life and liberty are too common enjoyments to be suitably prized—but let the former be endangered by a tllreatning mala dy, or the latter wrested from us, and how alive will our sensations be But does sickness, or power boast a transfering influence, and render those enjoyments valuable in their nature, which were not always so By no means—lt is our opin ions, and imaginations that are hereby affetfted— they place objects in a different point of view, as they are moreor less influenced by circumstances. Did reason, and common sense always give the tone to our fancies, and estimation, those things which are inrrinlically eitimable, would always appear in their proper colors : In a state of peace, and security, and enjoying the blelfings of good government, people are apt to grow remiss and iufenlible of the eligibility of their lituation ; but when the arbitrary Itrides of despotism on the oneliand, or the intrigues of faction on the other, threaten to disturb their tranquility, or infringe their privileges, what different ideas immediate ly occupy the public mind ! What are the triumphs of theCa/arj andAlexan ders,which swell the hiltoric page, and depiift hu man wcaknefs, ignorance and folly, compared to the approbation of a free, and an intelligent people, bellowed for atts of real virtue and bene volence, on the patriots, the friends of human kind ? The sword of America was not unsheathed for conquest, or to extend the circle of human mi sery—All that was dear, and invaluable, was at ftake—lt was thecaule of liberty and justice—the cause of virtue and humanity Heaven never deserted such a cause—it smiled on our arms — viitory and independence were the crown of our enterprizes—and whatever some may now think or fay of those who conducted our arms, who in the midst of difficulties, dangers, and success, were firm, intrepid, and temperate—who united with the befl traits of the soldier's character, the bejl virtues of the citizen—and on all occasions paid a sacred regard to social rights, the timeffiall come when the full tide of applause lhall roll over their memories, while cotemporary envy, spleen, and disappointment, shall go down the stream of ob livion. ARRIVALS. NEW-YORK. Tuesday Sloop Catherine, Snell, Chailefton, 6 days. Brig Brothers, Pinkman, London, 63 days Schooner Hope, Clarke, Cape Francois, 23 days. Sloop Jenny, Schermehorn, Savannah. Shooner Sally and Betsey, Wa'.lau, Eden ton, 8 days. PL A ISTER OF PARIS. Copy of a letter from Mr. Henry W\nkoop, ofV reden Ho]f, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 13th Augujl, 1787, to the President of the Agricul tural Society at Philadelphia. SIR, CONSIDERING of the utility of the Plaifter of Paris as a grass manure, I communicate to you for the information of the Society, an experiment which I lately made. 111 the month of March lad, as soon as the snow -was off the ground, and it so fet tled as to bear walking upon the furface, I spread eight bulhels of the Plaifter of Paris upon two and a half acres of wheat stubble ground, which had been sown the spring before (in common with the reft of the field) with about two pounds of red clover feed for pasture ; this spot yielded about the middle of June five tons of hay. A small piece of ground within the enclosure, and of similar quality, having been left unfprcad withthe plaifter,afford ed an opportunity of diftinguilhing the effe&s of plaifter of Paris as a manure; for from the produce of the latter, there was good reason to judge that my piece of clover, without the afliftancc of the plaifter, might have yielded one and a half tons of hay; so that the eight bushels of pulverized stone must have occasioned an increase of three and a half tons of hay upon two and a half acres of ground, in addition to which it is now covered, to ap pearance, with two and three tons fit for the scythe. This foil has been in course of tillage about fifty years, and never had any dung or manure upon it, but yet was what might be called good wheat land. As the effects of the plaifter were thus power ful upon such kind of ground, there is good reason to conclude they wonld be much greater upon a foil previously manured. With due refpe£t, I am, Sec. (Signed) HENRY WYNKOOP. The President of the Agricultural Society in Philadelphia. I do hereby ccrtify, that the above named Henry Wynkoop is a person of undoubted good character and worthy of credit ; and I do tcftify, that Plaifter of Paris is much used as a manure in the neighborhood of Philadelphia, and that it is gene rally held in high estimation by those who have tried it as a ma rt it. (Signed) SAMUEL POWELL, President of the Agricultural Society. Phi<jdelpkie : June 30. : -80.