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the palace. While the gueils were at table, the
officer who far at the head of it, informed the
company that his Majesty hearing that his guards
were to hive the honor of entertainingtlie officers
of the different military corps at Versailles, had
hunted the day before, and ordered that as much
of the game that had been killed, as might be
thought Sufficient, fhonld be sent in his name to his
guards, to enable them the better to entertain
their guests. That part therefore of the enter
tainment he said they owed to his Majesty's boun
ty. This was conlidered by the whole company
as a mark of amiable condescension in bis Majesty,
for which they expretfed their grateful acknow
ledgments. Several loyal and patriotic toalls
■were given, and at the head of them, the King—
the Queen —the Dauphin—the Nation.
" Many jovial songs were sung, and the com
pany were juli on the point of breaking up in good
humor, extremely Satisfied with their entertain
ment, and without faying a word about politics,
or. public n(Fairs, when the King, the Queen, and
the Dauphin, made their appearance in the am
phitheatre, in one of the boxes, with a view to
enjoy the novel fight of a repas mi/itaire.
" Asi'oonasthe company perceived the Royal
Visitors, who had thus honored them with their
presence. Count d'Eftaing, the Marquis deLufig
nan, and Count de Montmorency, advanced all
three to the front of the Itage, each with abump
er in h's hand, and bowing most refpecftfully to
their Majesties and the Dauphin, drank off their
glafles, without faying any thing, and leaving it
to theirMajefties toguefs from thecircutnftances,
that those three noblemen had done thetnfelves
the honor of drinking their Majesties health,and
that of the Heir Apparent.
" The other guests, however, were not silent
they Ihouted applaule, and made the theatre ring
with repeated cries of Vive le Roi—Vive la Reine
Vive !c Dauphin.
" Upon t his, foine of the young officers taking
a bottle of wine and a glass, leaped over the 01"
cheftra, climbed tip into the boxes, and approach
ing the King, humbly entreated his Majesty to do
them the honor of taking a glass of wine. The
King took the glass with great complacency, and
bowed graciously to the company, drank to the
health of all present. The lhouts of Vive le Roi
were then renewed—and thpn it was the mulic
Oli " ifhari!—Oli mnn Roi !"
" The Queen's sensibility was affected by all
these circnmftances,and fheburft into tears. Upon
this his Majesty taking her with one hand, and his
son with the other, immediately withdrew—a
crowd of officers got round him, and attended
him to the door of the royal apartment.
" It was after that, the officers pulled the Na
tional cockades from their hats—but so little was
this preconcerted or forefeen, that very few of
them could at that time procure black cockades
to replace them."
On Monday His Excellency the French Ambas
sador received an express from Paris, to acquaint
him that the reports of Several Noblemen havinr
been killed, were wholly untrue. It likewise
makes mention, that the city of Paris was tolera
bly qnie. all Thursday, ow'ing partly to a consi
derable arrival of corn in the morning, which
had given the people great Every
neceflary precaution is likewise taken to prevent
an infurrecftion, by a double guard being placed
all over the city.
The Servants of Paris have resolved to raise for
the public use, the Sum of one million of livres
or about forty thousand guineas.
Letters from Paris, received on Thursday, state
that Count d'Eftaing and the Duke of Brifack
have been arrested.
F.xtrafl of a letter Jrotn Vienna, August i 9.
" Letters from Conftantinopleofthe Btli of Tulv
mention the efcapeof a Chevalier Lombard, who
was taken by the Turks in the beginning of the
war, and the Potte being informed of the value
set on his abilities by Ruflia, have conftantlv re
fll fed every offer of ransom made by the court of
Peterfburgh for that officer. His escape has so irri
tated the Porte, that they have banished the Ter
zana-Emifti, who is accused of negligence, and
have replaced him by a very a<ftive°aiul rigorous
fuccefTor, who Ims begun-by doubling the chains
of all the Ruffian and Austrian prisoners. It is
even said, that in coiifequence of this event the
Ruffian A mbalfadors, confined in the Seven Tow
ers, has heen shut up closer than before ; but this
report wants confirmation, as other letters from
that place make no mention of that circumstance.
OF SILAS DEAN.
The situation of Silas Dean, at Brtifiels, dur
ing the latter end of the American war, was lit
tle better than starving; for he durst not go to
France, America, nor England, and he declared
that Congress were in his debt sixteen thousand
pounds. His situation in England has been since
worse than in Bruflels, for here he literally ftarv.
Ed, and would have died for want, had notaoen
tieman of fafhion been an eye witness, that he
not only wanted food, but a bed to lie upon. A
eolledtion of about 70 pounds, was then made for
him, and with that supply lie got on ship board,
with an intention to return to America as his der
nier resource. On board this veflel he died.
The pecuniary presents lately made to tlie
French National Assembly have been great,and are
increafingdaily. The Duke of Orleans has given
2,soo,ooolivres; M.Neckar 100,000 livres ; l'Abbe
de S. Non, 4000 livres, one moiety of his abbey ;
M. Nicola,Prefident of the Cliambredes Comptes,
resigned a pension of 10,000 livres, and gave
25,000; M. d? Atigre, a refugee, in England,
100,000 crowns. jhe Invalid guards though
poor, presented 300 livres ; the Canons of St. Gen
vive sent to the mint a silver chandelier, thefin
neft, perhaps, in France, its weight 248 marks,
of 8 ounces each. The Company of Booksellers
gave 20,000 livres ; the Patriotic Society of Ver
sailles gave 88,000 livres ; A private soldier of
the Paris militia 318; M. Tvigaud, 1000 ; the pu
pils of an Accadeiny, 1400. &c. A lady of easy
virtue, sent i2,ooolivres, with tliefollowing note,
" Gentlemen, 1 have a heart formed for love. J
have realized the inclosed by my amours, and I
remit it to you as an offering to my country. May
my example be followed bv my companions of a l l
chifles. At Havre, the citizens have presented all
their silver buckles, &c. the Governor his plate:
M. Rial, plate to the amount of 1 j,OOO livres, also
a remittance of 10,000 livres. These facrifices
with what will follow, mull soon make the trea
sury of France refpeiftable.
What would the imperious "tyrant Louis XIV.
fay, could he review, and behold his proud palace
of Versailles guaided byfimple citizens in pluin
coats ? Such is the present state of the fucceilor
of this immortal man.
Among the humbugs of the day, is that of a man
refidingln a well known public square, pretend
ing to poflefs an art, unconnected with animal
magnetism, electricity, or any other science yet
made public, but an art which he will not name,
and to teach which he notwithstanding has the
modesty to demand 110 less a sum than anhundred
guineas. Yet, strange to tell, among his pupils
are the dutchefs of Uevonfhire, countess of Har
rington, Lord Rivers, and many of the members
of both houses of parliament !
STOCK HOL M, Sept. 15.
Accounts were received here this morning, that
the King of Sweden had quitted the neighborhood
of Hogfors, and fallen back tothe frontiers of his
own dominions. The Ruffians attempted to cut
off the Swedilh garrison in their retreat; in which
they would probably have succeeded, had it not
been for the spirited efforts of a battalion of the
Weft Gotha-Dal Regiment, who prevented the
landing of the enemy's troops that had been em
barked in thirteen gallies with a view to make a
descent at foine distance from that fortrefs.
PARIS, October 6.
Est ran of a letter from Havre de Grace 0(1. 14.
" Among other means of throwing silver into
the hands of Government, we are called upon by
the city ntagillrates to offer our silver buckles ;
crouds are from morning to night at the town
house, making a patriotick exchange of silver
buckles for lhings or metal buckles. The Go
vernor has sent to Paris his plate. Mr. Rial of
the house of Guerard Rial and Co. has done the
fame to the amount of 1 y.oool, accompanied by re
mittances of io,oocl. as a free gift. Le Corps des
Negoiants in Havre have come to a resolution of
immediately paying the 25 percent, of their in
come taxed by the Assembly, instead of waiting
the eighteen months allowed.
AUGUSTA, Octoser 17.
Colonel Irwin, of Washington county, has in
formed government, that Mr. Jaffoldhad remov
ed from his place near Longßuffon the 30th ult.
when it was found that the treaty had failed.
That the Indians had returned, and crofled over
on this fide the Oconee, and on the jth instant
burnt his house, and carried off fonie corn. The
people at Capt. Kemp's fort being alarmed at this
ami there appearing muck lign in the neighbor!
hood, they evacuated it on the 9th, and the Indi
ansburnt it on the 10th. The Colonel further
represents that the people are much in perplexity
between the danger to which their families are
exposed, and the importance of favinjr their lit
tle crops, what Iteps to take.
Oct. 24. The weather has been moll uncom
monly levere for the season for some days past-
On Thursday and Friday mornings, it had froze to
that degree, that the ice was about the thickness
ot a dollar.
Nov. 14. On Monday lad the Senate proceed
wnr'l r'ir 1 "' 1 rr° Vnle SOr a Governor , "'hen Ed
ward TeHair, Esq. was uuanimoufly chosen to that
c H A II L E S T O N, Nov 2 9
Thursday lalt was observed in this city as a day
of pubnc thanksgiving, agreeably to the Procla-
mation of the PrefiJent of the United Stat
There was every where a total suspension o ft 7
ness, and a general resort ofthe jnlwK- l "
the different churches, where divine (eSc"' 8 ' a
performedni the forenoon, and the feve',!' 5
nifters, with pious energy, endeavored to m L'f
the minds ot t heir audience with devour 1 .
to the almighty ruler of nations, for
munificence conferred on the peopl- of Al " ,e
in trinmphantly bringing then?,
and unequalled contelt, to victory and peace
pern,itt.ng then, peaceably to adopt a Confth,?
tion of government, calculated to feeurer'"l
and religious freedom-and exhorted them'T
«ue obedience to our excellent laws, and to tV'
precepts o chnftiamty, asthe proper foundat „n
of national prosperity and individual happing
' WILMINGTON, (Delaware) Nov. 27.
Yesterday the 26th inft. bein<r the div
ed by thePrefident (and great bene,aaorfof'the
United States, by his Proclamation, and alfoan
proved and recommended by the President of
t his State as a day of thanksgiving to our Supreme
Cre ator,for the many peculiar aclsof divine grace
in favorr of this country, not only in
struggle for our freedom, bu: in his happyi„ te
ference iu procuring usaConftitutionoflawsand
government that we may live happy under and
future generations will boast of—l am hnppv m
fay that the inhabitants of this borough may be
truly termed federaltfts, from their ftrift auen
tion to the fir It requcft of the Supreme Executive
of the United States, by (hutting up their houses
and retiring from all kind of worldly pursuits'
and attending divine fei vice and thanksgiving'
The day being very wet and bad, those whocould
not attend public worship held it in their cham
bers, with every becoming reverence for so <neat
and important a day.
Ext raft of a letterfrom a gentleman in New-Jerfcj,
vjho t)as lately returned from an excurfieri to the
We fern Country, to his friend in this city, datti
November 10 th.
" Th e design of this letter is to give a short
account of the riling of the waters in Lake
Ontario, which, from their continual advances,
have alarmed the inhabitants around its borders
to a great degree, Several buildings which stood
at a convenient distance from its ancient bounda
ries, now Hand seven feet in the water. All the
low meadows made round about it, are now part
of the lake, and roads where cattle, horses and
men travelled 18 months ago, are now only pal
fable tor boats. The last information I had, was
from a man of integrity, who receives letters
from his son at Niagara upon this fubjeit. In his
last letter he informed him, that a brew lioufe
which stood on the bank ot the Lake is now render
ed useless, from its second story being under
''I have supposed that the waters of Lake Erie,
(which lie near three hundred feet above those
ot Ontario) have founded a pafTage among the
rocks under ground to the Lake of Ontario. If
this should be the cafe, the waters of Ontario
will rife to a level with those of Lake Erie."
The Convention for altering and amending
the Conftituiion of this State, now fitting in this
city, in a committee of the whole house on Fri
day last, came to a resolution to this erteift—■
" That the Executive Department, intheConfti
:ution of this State, requires alteration, so that
the executive power should be vested in one per-
I'on, fubjetftto proper exceptions."
Extrafl of a letter from Norfolk, November 2;,
" This day arrived from London, at Lindfay's
Hotel, Thomas Jeffsrson, Lfq; our late Am
baflador at theCourtof Versailles, and now Se
ctary of State,to the United States of America."
PROVIDENCE, November 28.
Thursday last was observed as a day of folenm
thanksgiving and prayer throughout this State.
Wednesday last, being the anniversary of St.
Catherine, patroness of rope-makers, this tu
tular Saint was duly honored by her industrious
votaries—ln the morning was completed, at
MeflVs. Jones' rope-walk,"in this town, and de
livered in the afternoon, a 14 inch Cable for
the Ship Washington, bound for India, being
the largest she carries. The fabric is excellent,
and equal to any manufactured in Europe. It
measures 120 fathoms, and weighed 49 Cwt.
FROM A CORRESPONDENT.
A circumstance that evinces the popularity
of the abolition of the Slave-Trade in England
—Watch-Seals are made there with the following
device : An African in the posture of kneeling,
and in Chains, encircled with this Motto, d»i
not a Man and a Brother ?
BOSTON, December 2.'
Yesterday, the firft Federal Court of
setts tliftricft, was by law opened in this town be
fore the Hon. Judge Lowell. After the nece>-
iary oaths were administered to the Attorney