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of referring the letter to the Commander in Chief,
Count Mufchin Pufcliin, and therefore returned
verbal compliments to the King, at the time.
Nine clays after, however, in return for his Ma
jelly's politeness and attention, he received a
very lingular letter, or inanifefto, written by
Count Mufchin Pufchin, containing very severe
animadrerfions 011 the coiulud: of the King of
Sweden ; but giving no fatisfa&ion refpeeting
tiie violation of the laws of war.
At the Allembly of the Academie Francoife,
held on St. Louis, day, the prize of poetry was ad
judged to M. de Fontanes, for a poem 011 the
Edidt in favor of the French Protestants. A cou
plet, which related to M. Neckar, was received
with unbounded applause—
Qj/e/es caviplots des cours out trois joh exile,
Et que le voce publica trois fois retelle.
It will aftonilh those who are acquainted with
the factions that have divided the French literati,
that the fubjetft proposed by the fame learned bo
dy, for their prizes of eloquence next year, is
the Eulogy of Jean Jacques Roulleau.
Among those who lpoketothe proposition of M.
Neckar 011 the new Loan, a Deputy of the No
blelle (vvhofe name is not mentioned) proposed
to give up the half of his estate for some years
to come, to the public wants.
A FRENCH NATIONAL FETE
Is now the general wifli. "In fact, is there a
People on earth who deserve it better ?
The following is the proposed arrangement
for the capital :
All the inhabitants of the city of Paris to lay
out their tables public, and take their repalt be
fore their refpeiTtive houses. The rich and the
poor shall mingle, and no diftimftion of ranks
appear 011 that happy anniversary. The llreets
ornamented with tapellry, and every other pos
sible decoration. The National Guard to be dis
persed through the city for the preservation of
order. '1 he entire capital, forming one immense
family, will present a million of persons, leated,
as it were, at the fame table. The ceremony of
drinking to the King's health, lhall be announc
ed by a general difchargc of 100 cannon, and
take place at the fame moment in every part of
In confequencc of the firft fruits (annates) be
ing fupprefled in one of the national resolutions
of the 4th of Augull,tlie Pope's Nuncio dispatch
ed a metlenger, on Thursday lalt, to Kome,
with the news of this fatal decision. Previous
thereto, this Minister had presented a memorial
to the Allembly, in which he represented, that
the duties 011 firft fruits, dispensations, &c. a
mountedonly to 350,000livres annually ; he like
wise intimated his fears, that the Court of Rome,
being no longer restrained by this small tribute,
might throw the trade of the country into the
hands of the Englilh ; but this consideration has
had no weight.
Among other reforms proposed in the Nati
onal Allembly, it has been moved to have the right
of fer.ority fupprefled, viz. That all children
Should have an equal division of the paternal es
tate ; this motion has been referred to a private
SALE M, November 3.
WE recollect no event that has ever taken place
in this country, which has had so universal
an effect in calling forth those finer feelings of thfc
heart, which constitute the molt pleasing part of
human nature, as the present Tour of the PRE
SIDENT of the United States. To behold the
man, whom Heaven has been pleased to make the
inftrunient, both in a civil and military capacity,
of our political falyation—the man, who, to the
qualities of a great Soldier and Statesman, joins
every amiable virtue and accomplifhinent which
can adorn a private itation—in lhort, to fee GE
NERAL WASHING I ON, appeared to be the lalt,
the fondeft wifli of every man, woman and child,
and the gratification ofthatwifh inspires but one
uniform fentiment—from every mouth we hear
the fame expretlions, of his virtues, his benignity,
his kind and paternal care of the Great Family
over which he presides.
At one o'clock, the inhabitants aflembled in
Court Street, and formed a Proceifion, under the
directions of the Marshals for the day ; and, pre
ceded by a Band of Music, were conducted to the
welt end of the Main Street.
The military were formed in Federal Street,
under the command of Brig. Gen. Filk—Captain
Brown's Horse on the right! then the Salem Ca
dets, Capt. Saunders ; Salem artillery, Captain
Lieutenant Hovey ; Ift regiment, Col. Abbot; sth
regiment, Col. Breed.
The Prefilent's arrival at the bounds of Salem,
(where he was received by the Committee of ar
rangements) was announced by a federal discharge
from the fort, and another from the Artillery in
Federal Street. Here he quitted his carriage,
and .mounted a beautiful white horse. Ou his
nearer approach, the bells began and continued
ringing for 15 minutes. The committee conduct
ed liiai to the line of troops, who falutcd him as
lie palled ; and when he came on the left of the
line, the firings of the artillery and musketry took
From Federal Street he proceeded to the Main-
Street, where the escort coming to open order,
he parted through the avenue, and was received
by the Selectmen, at the head of the PROCES
SION, which then moved on in the following or
der : Salem Cadets.
Sheriff of Eflex County, on horseback.
Marlhal of Mallachufetts District, on horseback.
THE PRESIDENT, on horseback,
Attended by Major Jackson, his Secretary.
Overseers of the Poor.
Town-Treasurer and Town-Clerk.
Magistrates and Lawyers.
Merchants and Traders.
Marine Society. Masters of Vefiels.
Continental and Militia Officers.
The several Schoolmasters, each at the head of
his own Scholars.
The Front of the Procession having reached
the Court-House, the President was conducted by
the Selectmen and Committee into the balcony,
where he paid his ref'peCts to the innumerable
crowd who prefled to fee him—immediately the
air rang with their acclamations—he was then
falutecl with an Ode, adapted to the occasion, by a
select choir of fingers in a temporary gallery, co
vered with rich Persian carpets, and hung with
damaflc curtains. After which, he received the
affectionate address of the town, to which he re
turned a kind and elegant answer. The Cadets
then escorted him to his residence in Washing
ton Street ; after which, they fired a salute, and
having received the thanks of the President by his
Secretary, for their services, were difmifled.
At dark, the Court-House was beautifully il
luminated, and made a rnoft elegant appearance.
The disposition of the lights did credit to theper
fon who superintended this business.
In the evening there was a brilliant Artembly
at Concert Hall, which the President honored
with his presence. As he came from the door
to his carriage, 13 beautiful rockets appeared at
once in the air, and 13 others when he alighted
at the door of the Hall—thefeliad amoft pleafiiig
effect. When he retired from the
which was at an early hour, the fame compli
ment was again paid him.
The President appeared to be perfectly fatis
fied with every thing which took place. He de
clared to those who attended him, that he want
ed words to express his gratitude for the atten
tions he had received. He was particularly gra
tified by the military exhibition—spoke handsome
ly of the appearance of the militia, and of their
firings—ofthp Artillery, whose conduct was
highly applauded—and parted some very flatter
ing compliments on the Cadets (which is un
doubtedly the best disciplined light corps in the
United States) who acted as his escort, and were
therefore more immediately under his observa
tion. He was highly delighted with the com
pany at the Hall in the evening—the numbers
and brilliancy of the ladies far exceeded his ex
Friday morning, about 9 o'clock, the President
fat off 011 his journey ealhvard, escorted by Capt.
Ofgood's and Capt. Brown's horse, and accom
panied by many refpecftable gentlemen. To gra
tify the people, he rode out of town on horseback.
Essex Bridge was beautifully drefled with the flags
of different nations ; and the cavalcade passed it
free of toll. In Ipswich, the President parted
Col. Wade's regiment which was under arms
He arrived at Newburyport about 3 o'clock, in
the afternoon, where he was received in a very
l-efpecftful manner : The inhabitants formed a
decent procession—the military were under arms
—an address was presented by the town fire
works were displayed in the evening, and the joy
of the inhabitants was extreme—and their hospi
tality equal to their joy—for all who came into
the town on the occasion, man and beast, were
provided for gratis.
Saturday morning the President fat off for
Portsmouth. He reached the bounds of New-
Hampshire, aboutteii o'clock, where he dismount
ed and politely took leave of his escort ; then,
parting through them, was received by the First
Magistrate of Newhamp/hire, at the head of about
300 cavalry, accompanied by many public and
private characters. They then proceeded 011 ra
pidly for Portsmouth, where we underftancl great
pi epai ations had been made by the inhabitants
to demonstrate their love and veneration for the
President of the United States.
Long may this great and good man be contin
ued a blessing to America in particular—and may
his exemplary virtues promote the happiness of
mankind at large !
When he had parted Eflex bridge he rl,r,„
ed, and returned to the draw
chanifm, which was raised for that purpose
As he pafled thro Beverly, he vifitedthe Cotton
Manufactory in that place. He was ihewn i„ ?
lower story, a jenny of 84 spindles, upon'Xl
some of the manufacturers were spinning warn
and 3 or 4 other jennies, upon which thev wer
fpinnmg weft ; and about a dozen looms, U n 0 ,
which .hey were weaving cotton denim, thickfer
corduroys, velveret, &c. In the middle story J-,
seen a roping jenny of 42 spindles ; and a machine
011 which a person usually doubles and twiftj i
a day, a cotton warp of 50 yards. I n the u .
story were exhibited the buiinefs of carding
warping, and cutting; and in a contiguous build!
ing, that of drefling 011 the st o ve. The who'e
evincing such proofs of industry, ingenuity and
improvement, as afforded that illustrious Patron
of the arts (who was himfelf clothed in a sui t
American manufacture) the highell fatisfaction
The quantity of goods made there, amount,'
according to information, to about 10,000 yard;'
These goods are mostly of a coarse fabric-the
firft eflays of our countrymen in learning th
art—but they havebeen found by frequent trials
to be remarkably ftrongand durable—those lately
woven will probably be equally handsome with
foreign manufacture of that kind, and superior
in every other refpe<ft.
NEWBURYPORT, November 4.
Friday last the beloved PRESIDENT or the
UNITED STATES made his entry into this town;
and never did a person appear here, who more
largely shared the affettion and esteem of its citi
zens—He was escorted here by two companies of
cavalry, from Ipswich and Andover, Marihal Jack
son, the High Sheriff of the county of Eflex, the
Hon. Triftain Dalton, Esq. Major General Tit
comb, and a number of other officers, as well as
several gentlemen from this and the neighboring
towns.—On his drawing near, he was" saluted
with r 3 discharges from the artillery ; after which
a number of young gentlemen placed themselves
before him, and fang as follows :
HE comes! He comes ! the He ro comes 1
Sound, found your trumpets, beat, beat, your drums:
From port to port let cannons roar,
He's welcome to New-England 's,fhore,
Wclcoine, welcome, welcome, welcome,
Welcome to New-England's, shore :
Prepare ! prepare ! your songs prepare !
Loud ! loudly rend the echoing air :
Prom pole to pole, his praise resound,
For virtue is with glory crown'd.
Virtue, virtue, virtue, virtue,
Virtue is with glory crown'd!
The lines in the firft verse, which call for the
beating of drums and roaring of cannon, were
instantly obeyed after the pronunciation of each
word ; and to the vocal was joined all the instru
mental music in both choruses, which were re
peated :—Then THE PRESIDENT, preceded by
the several companies of militia and artillery of
this town, the musicians, Seledi-men, High She
riff, and Marshal Jackson, palled the Ministers,
Physicians, Lawyers, Magillrates, Town-officers,
Marine Society, Tradesmen and Manufacturers,
Captains of veflels, Sailors, School-masters, with
their Scholars, &c. &cc. who had paraded and o
pened on the right and left for that purpose; each
of whom as the President pafled, cfofed and join
ed the proceflion, which was terminated by about
420 scholars, ail with quills in their hands, head
ed by their preceptors. Their motto, " IVetrt
the free born fubjetts of the United States."
After the PRESIDENT had arrived at the house
prepared for his reception, a feu-de-joy was fired
by the several companies of militia ; and in the
evening foine fire-works and excellent rockets
were played off opposite thereto. Much praise is
due to the citizens off New bury port, and others,
aflembled on the occasion, for their orderly bt
haviour through the day and evening.
Saturday morning the PRESIDENT fat outfof
Portsmouth under the fame escort which conduc
ed him to this town, to which were added a large
number of military and other gentlemen of New
buryport, who accompanied him to the line »•
New-Hampshire, where he was met by his Excel
lency General Sullivan, President of the State ot
New-Hampshire, with four companks of lig' lC
horse, who conducted him to Portsmouth.
The PRESIDENT pafled through thetownsof
Amefbury and Salisbury, where several compa
nies of militia were paraded, which saluted as he
The Marine Society of this town prepared an
decorated a handsome barge, for the purpose o
carrying the PRESIDENT across Merrimack river
which was previously sent (commanded by one
of tliefociety) opposite to Aniefbury ferry, wheie
it waited his arrival. The barge-men were -
drefled in white.
On the PRESIDENT'S crofling the river a
Amefbury, he was paid, by Capt. JofephA-
Murrietta, ofTeneriffe, the salute of his - sat '""
[21 guns] his fliip being elegantly drefled. .
cannot but admire, among the many ainia
traits in the PRESIDENT'S character, that ofin
polite n eft to foreigners, which was repeatt 1