Gazette of the United-States. (New-York [N.Y.]) 1789-1793, November 14, 1789, Page 246, Image 2
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 Paris. 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 committee. THE TOUR. 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 place. 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. Music. Selectmen. 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. School Committee. Magistrates and Lawyers. Clergy. Physicians. Merchants and Traders. Marine Society. Masters of Vefiels. Revenue Officers. Continental and Militia Officers. Strangers. Mechanicks. Seamen. Laborers. 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 pectation. 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 pafled. , 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 this occasion.