Gazette of the United States and daily evening advertiser. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1794-1795, August 08, 1794, Image 3
si fiid'y to the common cau'e, and when! discovered, will not fuller them to live amongst us, but they (hall instantly de part the town. Resolved, also, that the above com mittee (hall exist as a committee of in formation and correspondence, as an or gan of pur fentiimiits, until our next town mcfiing. And tint, whereas, a general meet ing of delegates from the towufhips of the country on the welt of the moun tains, willbe held at Parkinfou's Ferry, on the Monongahela, cn the 14th of Augult next, Resolved, That delegates (hall be appointed for a town meeting, to cleft fi".-h delegates. Resolved, also, That a number of hand-bi'ls be (truck off at the expenc of the committee, and distributed a mong the inhabitants of the town, tha tliev may conduit thc-mfelves according iy-' Pennsylvania. (f. r—ln the name, and by the au j Seal | thorityofthe Commonwealth —y—of Pennsylvania, by THOMAS MIFFLIN, Governor of the r aid Commonwealth, A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS information has been received, that several lawless bodies of armed men have, at fundrry times, as sembled in the ' couuty of Allegheny within the Commonwealth of Pennfyl vania, and being so niTcinblcd, have committed various cruel and aggravated a6ts of riots and arson ; and more par ticularly that on the 17th ultimo, one of the said lawless bodies of armed men' attacked the dwelling house of John Neville, Esq. inspector of the Revenue for the fourth survey of the diltrift of Pennsylvania ; and after firing upon and wounding fir !ry persons employed in prote&ing and defending the said dwell ing house, set fire to, and totally burn ed and destroyed the fame, together with the furniture and effects therein, and the barns, flables, and other build ings thereto adjoining and apppurte nant : AcTd whereas it appears from the Proclamation of the President of the United States, bearing date this day, as well as from other evidence, that the outrages and criminal proceedings afore said have been undertaken and prosecu ted by certain unlawful combinations of persons, who thereby design to obftrufi jmtLhayeaQually obit 1 lifted the ejfiv -tion of the laws of th* Uirt'ud States; and that by reason thereof, in pursuance of the authority in him vested, he hat resolved to call forth the militia, for the purpose of suppressing the said unlaw ful combinations, and of enforcing the execution of the laws so obitiucted as aforefaid. And whereas every good and en lightened citizen must perceive how un worthy it is thus riotously to oppose tht Constitution and Laws of our cuuntry, (the Government and L aws of the State being herein as much affedted as the Government and Laws of the United States) which were formed by the deliberate will of the people, and which (by the legitimate authority )can, in a regular coutfe, be peaceably amend or altered. How incompatible k it with the principles of a republican go vernment, and dangerous in point of .precedent,that a minor'ity(hould attempt tocontroul the majority or a part of the community undertake to prescribe to the whole! how indispensable, though painfnl an obligation is imposed upoi the officers of government, to emplo) the public force for the purpose of fub duinjf and pnnifhing filch unwarrant ahle proceedings, when the judician authority has proved incompetent tc the task: And how necefiary it is. thai the deluded rioters aforefaid fhoult! forthwith be brought to a just sense of their duty, as a longer deviation from it, mufl inevitably be deftrudtive of their t <>wn happiness, as well as injurious toj' to the reputation and prosperity of their 1 country. And WHEliEAS,entertaining I a just sense of my federal obligations, ■ and feeling a perfedt conviction of the 1 ncceffity of pursuing immediate mea- < f"res to iupprefs the spirit of infurrec-1 to ", which has appeared as aforefaid, 1 and to restore tranquility and order— ( I have heretofore given inftrudtions to j 'he proper officers of the Common- < wealth, to invefligate the cirrutriftaru.es °t the said riots, to ascertain the names-t of the rioters, and to inflitute the re-j ffU Tr process of the law for bringing the 1 ofitnders to justice. 1 I\ow therefore, I have deemed j f also to ilfue this proclama- r "°"j hereby by publicly announcing v 1 • termination, by all lawful meaos, c '.j cau js t0 be prosecuted and punished, t <■'! p°rlo\is whomsoever, that have en-f or (hall in any of the un- c jlawfo 1 combinat : ons or proeeel'ngs a r»refaid : And further. declaring, hat whatever requifitiun the President of the United States (hail make, or whatever duty he (hall impose in pursu ance of his conftitutiona! and legal pow ers, for the purpose of maintaining the authority, and executing the laws of the United States—will, on my part, be promptly undertaken and faithfully discharged: And all judges, ju dices, ihcrifFs, coropers, constables and other officers ef the Commonwealth, accord ing to the duties of their refpecfive (ta tions, are hereby required and enjoined to employ all lawful means for discover ing, apprehending, securing, trying and bringing to justice, each and every penion concerned in the said riots and unlawful proceedings. Given under my Hand and the Great Seal of the State, at Philadelphia, this seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, and of the Commonwealth the nine teenth. THOMAS MIFFLIN. By the Governor : A. I. DALLAS, Secretary of the Commonwealth. By this Day's Mail. BOSTON, (August 2. Instances of liberality, as they tend to excite laudable -emulation, ought to be mentioned.—ln one sire-society, yef ccrday, near 450 dollars were fubferibed ■'or the relief of one of the brethren hereof, who had fuffered by the late tire. We are happy to learn that the pro prietors of the rope-walks, burnt on \Vfdnefday, do not intend rebuilding the fame. A very fine square will in consequence remain open, capable of af fording many valuable house lots, and in excellent place for the contemplated new State-Houfe. Manufactories, so exteniive as those used in making cordage, and containing, as nraftr, Tiich" qTianYfties of combustible materials, ought never to beere&ed in the fettled parts of a town, and as the proprietors of those lately destroyed. will undoubtedly rebuild, a correspondent cannot fix upon a more convenient and accomodating spot than what is generally called Lechmore'b Point. The -distance from town is but one half mile, and the carriage by water to any part of the town would be as cheap as tUc transportation now in from the walks to the wharves : From Europe. The (hip Lydia, Captain Drummotid, has arrived from Limerick, (lieland) at WificafTet. She left Ireland the 3d June : Nothing materially new. The fleets were at sea, but no account of a ny engagement. Limerick was illumi nated just before Captain Drummond failed, but upon what event he knew not. Fellows elefled at the last meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Charles Vaujjhan, Esq. of Button. The Rev. Dr. Madison, President of William and M«ry College, Virginia. Lewis Valentine, physician of the camps and armies, St. Domingo. John Fre deric Blumenback, M. D. ProfefLr of medicine, in the University of Gottin gen. Mr. Benjamin Dearborn, of Bolton. Nathauiel Appleton, Esq. of Boston. Mrs. POWNALL, While grateful for the polite attenti on of the Ladies and Gentlemen of this metropolis, mod deeply regrets the un happy occafron other prelent appeal to the liberality of a generous public. jTo the bosom of Boftcnians, it needs not the tongue of eloquence to plead the cajfeof humanity : Sensibility, in pathetic silence, points her finger to jthat vast and awful scene of devaluati on, which exhibits the conflagrated |Wrecks of so many elegant buildings and rcfpeftable families. The fun, that 'delcended with a smile on their inde pendence, arose with a tear, to weep over their ruin. To afford some alleviation to the ac cumulated diltrefles, Mrs. Pownall has pollponed her intention of a concert for her own emolument, as advertised in Wednesday's Centinel; and will appro priate the receipts of the evening to the relief and accommodation of those whom the merciless ravages of the mod definitive of elements, have reduced to the necessity of throwing thcmfelves, for redress, into the arms of their fellow citizens. NEWA'CRK, August 6. Extrafi of a letter from a Gentleman dated Norfolk Virginia, 28th July, to his frieid in this city. " I have received a letter from my friend Admiral Vanltable, dated at sea 26th of Miy, when he expected to be in France in 8 days, I hope he is with all his fleet irrived." CHAMBERSBURG,(P.) July 31. Democratic Society for Bourbon County Paris 'June 16, 1794. Mr. 'Jair.es Smith, from the Com mittee of Correspondence, prsfented a copy of fuiidry resolutions, of a nume rous meeting of respectable citizens from different puris of the State, afTeinbled at Lexington the 24-th day of May last, tending to adopt measures for obtaining the use of the river and the reduction of the posts on the Weltern waters now occupied by the British ; also a copy of a Remonstrance to the Prelident and Congress .of the United States, on the fubje& contained in the resolutions. And the said resolutions and remonstrance being read, and some time taken up in deliberating upon each of them separately ; Resolved unanimous ly, that the society do approve of "all and each of the said Resolutions, and remonft ranees. Refolved,that the members of the so ciety refpedtively, do recommend it to the citizens of this county, to meet at the Court-House thereof, on Thursday the 19th instant, to take the said reso lutions and remonstrance into conlider 11ion ; and that Messrs. John Allen, Thomas Jones, Jahies Smith and Rich ard Henderfon, be appointed to present and read the>'faid resolutions and temon (trance to the people, and to take their voice on the fame ; and if they are ap proven of, to recommend it to the peo ple to elect two men in the bounds of every militia company in this county, to meet at the Court-House thereof, as a county committee, agreeable tq the 13th refutation. Ext raft From the minutes, JOHN BOYD, S. C» A very great number of the citizens of Bourbon county, met at the Court- House on the 19th inft. when the Re flations of the meeting at Lexington, ( May 24th ) were read and approven ; the rethonfhance was signed, and two men chosen out of the bounds of eacn militia company, to oonflitute a county committee. It is hoped that the citi zens of this state in the other counties, will follow the example, as nothing of "moment can be eftefled*_but by the joint deliberations, and united exertions of the whole ; and as this is a time .vhtn every exertion ought to be made for the obtaining our just right, the free navigation of the river SPRINGFIELD, MalT. August $. Last week was committed to gaol in Northampton, William Whiting, alias, Armstrong—the one-eyed villain, who speculated in the public clothing last month by breaking open and plundering the Con tinental Stores iu this town. He had secured himfelf and funded his pro perty in a wood in Holland, ivhere he was taken.—He had, in the fame way, made some large fpedu!ations on the private pro perty of the good citizens in that vicinity which he depofitfd in the public Bank— In attempting to Ileal the cuihion from the pulpit in Holland, a bad spec. he was dis covered, puriuec and taken. Much credit is due to Colonel Lyon, who, on diicovrriug the speculator, I'par ed no Exertions nor vigilance day andnigiit, till, with the afiiftante of his neighbors, he madehim prisoner, and lodgedhim iu gaol. LICHFIELD, Con. July 30. On Monday last, Serjeant Lent Mum fon, late of the firft sub-legion in Gen. Wayne's army, arrived in this town, from captivity among the Ottawa In dians. Mr. Munfon's intelligence, ob servation, and integrity entitle him to full credence. He was taken by the Indians at theii* defeat of the party under the command of Lieut. Lowry and Ensign Boyd, es corting the waggons, on the 17th of October last, four and an half miles ad vanced from Fort St. Clair. The Ame ricans consisted of 100 rank and file ; of the Indians there Wfere but 52. How many American! were killed he knows not ; there were only eleven taken pri soners, one of whom, a weakly boy, un able to travel, was killed and scalped. The remaining ten were distributed a mong the captors, their heads (haved, and made to serve as (laves. He was carried by his master to their settlement on the Maumee river, thirty miles from its mouth on Lake Erie ; where he continued until the 17th of June last, when he made his escape. The warriors had gone off on the 12th to join the main body of the Indians that was forming at the Glaize about 40 miles up the river. He had before this time learned theii Language .0 lar that he could well under ftar.J their conveiiation. They told him they expected to have a great many warriors collected, enough to cut Wayne's army to pieces ; but the traders, there, said if the Indians j colle&ed 1600, it would be more than r they expedted ; 1500 they thought it was the utmoftthe Indians eould bring J into the field. He fays the Indians t talk with great confidence of their owi<i t superiority in ' numbers and bravery ;< and boall that they are not asia d of four to one; they fay the American c army is made up of cowards and boys. 1 They seem however to (land in awe of ' General Wayne, though they defpife c his Men; and from all that he could, ilnderftand from the Indians and the Traders, he thinks their mode of con ducing this Campaign will be by at tacking pfcorts of provision and de tached parties ; and that they will not attack the main army unless they find it weakened or exposed. Mr. Munfon efcapeH by the way of the i rapids, JDetroit, and Niagara. He saw i the new fort ereiling by Gov. Simcoe at I the rapids of the Maumee, 15 miles from lake Erie. The party there at work in stead of quitting the place, as has been re ported, had been lately reinforced by abou' ■ 100 men. Gov. Simcoe had been there ihort time before, but was at Niagara when he came through that place. Are gimeat called " the firft American regi ment, or the Queen's Rangers, war railing at Niagara, where the bounty wa; ten guineas. He was solicited to engage ii that corps by a Mr. Fanning, one of Gov , Sim coe s Aids,who told him that they ex pedled a war with this country. The) were making great preparations for war. repairng their forts, and arming veflels ; 1 three veflels of war were failing on the lake Erie ; two of them carried ia guns, the other t; and several gun boats,. The Indians have no expectation of being subdued ; they fay that when they have cut off two or three more armies of Americans, the United States will mak peace with them. On the 4th of June the Indians received their supplies or am munition for the Campaign from the kind's stores. CC?" Foreign politics having almost totally rooted out domeflit matter, from the papers, and our brethren of the city not being at leisure to manufacture for us, we (hall occasionally depend on the Country Mill for fupplies;—which,tho' mere bran and provender, compared with the fuperjine, double-bolted fiftingi of a City Mill, may neverthelcfs—do for the present. Gleanings-fxfr<7—from the Medley ; or Country News-Mill. A cruel calamity befel an indiger.t fa mily last week : an honest Bailiff, ap parently in found mind, deliberately committed a poor man toprison. Ii is astonishing, that in this boasted 'Age of Reason,' iuch a species of barbarism (hould be tolerated. A wanton citizen of a neighbouring town, was a few evenings since in the heat of blood guilty of an afiault and battery upon his—understanding, in rashly laying his hand upon a young Woman—in IVedleck ; by which incon siderate aft he loft—his breeches, ergo his liberty. No match ought to be made without putting on the Confidering\ Cap: For though a goad wife is pieferable to riches; yet a brawling■ vixen is worfej than Mary Magdalen 1 s seven Devils. Same week an angry Bull, —roar'tl on Sunday. A conscientious informing officer complained of the trespass, rely ing upon a Blue Law of Maflachufetts, : which made Cfder and Beer liable for working on the Sabbath. It was a cleat cafe ; and a writ issued from a learned Pettifogger vi et armis, for violence : The Bull was however acquitted ; and in reverse it was made to appear, that the complainant was—an ass The The moral of this cafe teaches us, that as its mod natural to creep before >we go, so its equally prudent to think before we act ; by which means we shall bet ter rid ourselves of ignorant and wicked Civil Officers and Rulers, quack Law yers and quack Doctors, — L the latter of whom are asfi sweepingfweeping peflilence, or ai Sampson's faxes among the corn, —de- flroying all before thenu Portrait of an Irijh Wbmant She is generally graceful in her figure, flow in her gait, mild in her looks, proud in her mein, engaging in her conversation, delicate in her cxprefiion, quick at blushing, chaste in thought, innocent in manners, improving on ac quaintance, generous to a fault, ready to weep with one in distress, solicitous for the poor, finccrely religious, emi nently humane, constant in her attach ment, faithful to her engagements, a fond wife, a tender mother, tenacious of her word, jealous of her honor, tem perate in her Diet, prudent in her con-j dust, circtimfpeft in her house, and what is Angular, can keep a secret. * Lctnf. Spy. Treasury Department, ' Revenue-Office, Auguji 'Jthj 1794.. PROPOSALS Will be received at the Office of the Commiflioner of the Revenue, No. 43, foi-tii Third street Philadelphia, for fur. n "■ thrre h'l 'id -d Pair of Wheels of cafl iron, each whrel to weigh about 2i6 pounds, at d to be of the diameter of twenty inches, and of the thickness of about four inches , at the rim, alfofor three hundred pair of Smaller "wheels of cajl iron, each to weigh about 122 pounds, and 10 be of the diameter of sixteen inches. Pat terns of each will de exhibited at the laid office. The wheels are ij.tended for the . carriages of iron cannon, to be employed in the fortifications. Augr. 8 eod2w FOR SALE; " the following Tracts ofiLand, in Virginia. ONE tract in Frederick county, contain ing 87 56 acres, being part of that whereon col. Tiiomas Bryan Martin now relide r , known by the name of G r eenway court, a- Kout 12 miles from Windiefttr and 5 from Newtown. For the convenience of ptir chafers, it will I e divided into parcels of ■/arious dimensions si ona 230 to 600 acres, which may be viewed by Application to col. K. Meade, living near the premises— The greater part is very fertile and well rimbered. Another tiatt in the fame county on PalTage creek, containing 230 acres, and djoining Jacob Levingoods* Another tr»& in Hampshire county, con raining by patent, 699 acres, called Slim bottom, situate on both fides of the South B»anch and within two mites of the mouth >f it, and is supposed to have a good mill feat. Another tradl in Hampshire county 011 tfew Creek and Kettle-Lick , containing 50j acres. Another tra£l in Prince William county, called Leefylvania, containing upwards of 2000 acres, lying upon Potomack river, a )out 23 miles below Alexandria, and 28 □elow the City of Washington, compre lending.Frecftone Point, which appears to 'ic a quarry as free»f*one, covering about 50 acres and adjoins the river, where ves sels of 100 tons conveniently harbour. On another part gf this tract it isfuppofed there is a quarry of slate, convenient to water carriage. Upwards of two thirds are in woods. Mr. Enoch S. Lane, living on the premises, will stew this tract. Another tract, in Fairfax county, called Sprinpfield, containing 204Q 1-2 acres, a bout 13 miles from Alexandria and 10 from Washington ; abounds with fine springs and meado\V ground, and may be seen by apply ing to Mr. Johh Wood, living on it. Another tradt in Fairfax county, cor* twining 392 on Turkey-cock Run, a* bout 1 6 inilesfrom Alexandria. Another tra<ft in Fairfax county, contain ing about 176 acres, adjoining Mr. J. Wat f'on's feat, about four miles from Alexan dria- Anomr trjhft, in Fairfax county, cori fainirgsi3 acres, near Occoquan, joining VTr. jLduard Wafliington'i. Another tract, in Fairfax county, con aming 80 acres or thereabout, within a ;nile of Pohick Landing, and within five miles of Mount Vernon, lies level, and is weU timbered. An undivided moiety in another tra&, ontaining about 284 acres, in Fairfax ounty, about£ milesfrom Washington, &: 9 from Alexandria, wliere J. Robinson for* [ merly lived. Another parcel of land, within a mile 'of A exandria, containing ibout 24 acres, Jjand to be fold in acre or half-acre lots. r Also, futriry unimproved Jots of various , sizes, in different parts of the town of Al i exandria. 1 To defer ibe the premifesmore particu larly is deemed unnecefTary, a» it is expec* *; ed every person will examine and view whatever part-he shall be inclined to buy» My only object being to raise a certain sum ;of money, by felling so many or such parts ' of the aforefaid trails of land*and lots as fha.'l be necefTary for that purpose, one half •of the purchase money must be paid at the f time ot contract, anc! the other within a , year from the firfl day of August next, and I at the time of delivering pofleflton or exe cuting a legal conveyance '1 he lands re* • maining unfold, except the tract in Prince : William, after raising a limited sum, will ; be divided into tenements, and leafed for a term o v f years. From the 12thday of Oc ' tober next, till the 1 jtli of Decemb r, I shall be in the city of Richmond, and after ' that time I shall remain at home, in Alex r andria, at which places, or elsewhere, I shall be prepared to detail particulars, and • to enter into contracts. Alexandria, July 28 I chArles lee. Ang. 8 lawiow Whereas an attach taent atthefuit of the admin ift r a tors of all and lingular the goods and chattels, ri »hts i and credits, which were of William Bur , net deceased, at the time of his death, -hath been ifluedoutof the Inferiour Court of common pleas, in and for the County of ' Middlesex, against the Goods and Chatties, ► Lands and Tenements of Trenius Martin, • late of the county aforefaid, returnable to r the thirdTuefday in July last. NOTICE t thereby given to the faidTrenius Martin, rl at unlets he appear and file special bail to l » e fa ; d aft on, on or before the third Tuef • lay in-J; rtuary next, judgment will be en-» I tered against h<m hy default, and the 1 tnd chatties, lands and tenements so at- fld for the ft sfaAion of such < f his creditors as fball appear to be justly <11- ' titled to any demand thereon, and fliall ap -1 My for that purpose, according to the form of rht.Ostute m such madeSt pro* id d Jiy order of tlieTou'", DEARE, Clerk.