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No. 68, High-ftrcet.
THIS Lay is published, at
No. %,'Jauth Front-Jireet.
THE GUI L LOT IN A; Or,
A DEMOCRATIC DIRGE.
By the A*th«r of the " Democratiad."
" For here the deadly fecjet't told,
" Who 'lis that fingers foreign gold ;
" That " patriots" ftripp'd to ftite of nature,
" Bear strong resemblance to the traitor ;
" That each disorganizing fcoffer,
" Will take a l>ribe if any offer.
" Come then, ye Democratic Band,
" Who yearn t' enthral this favor'd land,
" To Edmund's dismal tomb draw near,
" And vent your lamentations here,
'• In groans, as Rachel groaa'd at Rama,
** Hie emit —but—ttb>que fama."
T. B R AD FORD,
Has this day publilhed—Price 3-Bths ot a Del!«r,
Citizen Fauchet's Intercepted Letter,
Canal Lottery Office,
Near the Bank of ihe Untied States,
January 9-h, 1796.
TICKETS to be had at this office (warranted undrawn)
ai I" welve Dollars each, except during the hours of
STATE of the IVHEEL
1 prize of 30,000.
3 do. jo, 000 -
2 do. 10,000
3 do. 2,500
4 do. 1,090
a 3 do. UjJgO '
■ J5 do * . -■ ' v -j»joo '
\3t ith a proportionateini"nV"T ef n dollar prizes.
The Wheel ivmuck richer than at the commencement
of the drawing, and the price oi' Tickets must rif<# in a
'few day*. Farejaafers will be accommodated with a cre
dit proportioned to the number of Ticket* they take.
By ord«r of thfc Committee.
Wm. Blackburn, Agent.
January ii. dtf
fiote. A Check-Book kept at< the ab»re office for exa
•mination, at two cents eack somber, or tweNe cents for
ihe Commiflioners r. yy 6cc Tickets
TO THE PUBLIC.
AI.IMN";R from Paris refpeftfully informs the pub
lic, tha* he paiins Likcneffes in Miniature, in so
Unking and pleating k manner, as will, he hopes, fatisfy
.thote who Tiayemplfly him. His LikenefTcs are warran
led, hi 6 fittings short, and his terms easy.
liis room is at No- north Fifth ftreit.
- 1 Dccsasber-jo. - ■ '' Slj'
. -P' S» As he Ihortly i&t£nds returning l to Fran*-*, K# in
-vUcs fuc-K L«Jics tin J, Gtotlemcn as may be deiireus of
having" their portraits drawn, to take advantage «f the
ANY Ladies and Gentlemen, who are defirons hav
ing their Likenesses taken, may have them done by
applying to the Painter, at No. 112, corner of Union and
Feurth streets, where they can be referred t» fpenimens.
Qflober 29. eo( j
BURR MILL STONES ~
MS'Ja by OLIVER EVANS, at his Fa&ory, in the old
wind-mill ia ElmQey's alley,
South Second-fireet, a little below Doct Jlrcct,
WHERE those who apply may be supplied with stones
of such quality as will suit their purposes. Alf®,-
stones for gudgeons to run en, and Plaifter of Paris.
He keep 3 for SALE,
At lus dwelling No. 215 north Second-street, a little above
A complete assortment of both imported >n«l American
tnaflufa&ured for ~mer<;hant and country work, which he
The Young Millwright's and Miller's GUIDE.
Containing a system of mechanics and hydraulics a* they
apply to water mills with the whole process of, and ali the
late improvements on the art of manufacturing flour &c
intended to be ufeful to all concerned in building orufing
water-mills, which book is fold by Matthew Carey and
Robert Campbell, bookfdlers.
THIS DAY PUBtISHED,
By J.Ormrod, No. 41 CKefnut Str«et, in two vo'umc*
nently bound, lettered and -vTamented, with an tle
[Price two dollar*.]
The Travels of Cyrus ;
In Frmchand Engli/b.
To, which is annexed,
V Discourse upon the thoo.ogj and Mythology of the
AGA N b
Translated ?.nd arranged in the mod convenient order,
for ►he immediate and greater improvement of those La
dies and Gentlemen, who wiih to acquire'fpeedily either
the French or Eriglijh language.
By J. £. M. lie La Grange, L. L. D.
J.atc CoMnfellorat *Law inthe Supreme Court of Cape
Francoit, and Tranllator of J. Moore's
Journal in Franc?.
Literal translations of the French and English •laffics
have iohg been a defidcratum. The different idioms of
the two languages operate forcibly again ft the ft u dent,
who is frequently bewildered in the intricate labyrinth of
phraseology. T© remedy this inconvenience, an entirely
new translation, clothed in an elegant di&ion, combined
with the modern improvements in orthography, is here
given, corresponding verbatim with the English copy; so
that the readei may, ky a single glance, perceive the sense
in either language. /
The Editor oi this publication has spared ire'ther care
nor expeuce to render it worthy the attention both of tu
tors and scholars; should he be so fortunate as to succeed,
he will be highly gratified in having contributed his mite
towards the promotion of ufeful literature.
"To LET, Gtnlcrly Furni/heJ,
A one pair of flairs Room.
Enquire at No 63, south Third-ftrcet.
N. "B. Bsar'ding and Lodging for four single Gentle
"lc"- January 13.
Frttm the Farmer's Weekly Mvseurn
" 1 perceive that in all things ye are tie fuperjlitims.''
SUPERSTITION is not confined te religious
belief: The Apostle Paul employed it in its broad
est feafe, anci the Lay Pteacher, well knowing the
extent of iis influence, proceeds to exemplify how
men of America, at well as of " Athens," may
be, in all things, too fuper(liti«us.
Having no farm, but only a small garden, I can
not be ftilei Husbandman, the molt honorable of
titles,.and therefore know but little of Agriculture.
But when I fee a Itrip of ground, with here and
there a spire of very luxuriant graft growing on its
edge, and wheat ia the middle, like Jof-ph's seven
tars of corn, " blasted and thin," I k.unv that the
owner dares not think for himfelf. Should you
ask him why he sows grain, inltcad of planting the
potatoe, he tells you " his father and grandfather
before him did so." Here my readers, is an in
stance of a " fuperftitioas" farmer; the example,
even of parents, will not ju/tify folly, and my neigh
bor, Lawyer Summons, will tell you that a bad
cultom ihould be abolished. The yeoman who ma
nages a farm erroneously, and continues fuperjiiti
ouflj to sow by the way Jidi, because his father did,
will soon have nothing but an empty garner for tlie
officer to attach.
When a countty phyfioian talks about lpecificks
to " sweeten the blood," and points his lancet tn
the collapsed vein of a couching and eonfumptive
patient, whom lie drenches with milk instead of
beef juice, I Siudder for the meagre wretch, burnt
by a hefiick, and drained by a quaik. I compare
him to a (late criminal in England, sentenced, not
only to.be hanged, but drawn and quartered, and
regret that a ufeful member of society is murdered
by a mode of practice in all things too superstitious.
A fajhianabls man, as the ladies call him, is more
fuperjiiiious than those Indians who wurfhip the
Devil. A fafhionable man, wlw wears silk liofe i:i
winter, and a thick pudding under his chin in sum
mer, who rifques. a crick in his neck, by wearing
the cape of his coat on his (houlders, and whose
dandling knee strings are social n.ith every ragged
nail they meet, is in every part and parcel of his
dress too superstitious.
A young woman, whd thinks that franknefs in
speech is a vice of the heart, who laboriously (huns
meeting the eyes of man, as though like a black
snake, he would lirft eharm—and the* devour her;
who neurr calis breeches by thsir right name, and
fcpldt two hours when a cafe of ballardy is men
tioned, I am certain would make a poor profligate
wife, being all things too prudish and fuperfti
No people under the fun enjoy such rational li
berty as the Americans, proteiled by a government
mild and amiable. The man who acquired this fair
inheritance by his sword, now maintains it by bis
prudence.—All of my curious readers have heard
something of his character, all my grateful readers
reverence it. Even the eld women of my village,
after reading his manly and moral speech, lay down
their fpedlacles and dtclarc " this Washington
a clever creature Now could credulity suppose
that there could be found a folitsry grumbler, in
all things lo weakly fuperjlitious and so wickedly
ungrateful, as to affirm that our government was
tyrannical and its President ambitious? But (hame
to th« " tardy gratitude of base mankind," sot
only individuals but " tlubs" and " societies'" of
Americans, " feeing that by him we enjoy great
quietness" strive to calumniate onr chief governor,
to turmoil his government and to cause us, in all
political eases to be too fnpeiftitious.
The LAY PREACHER.
From London Papers to the 10tb, received ,lj the
LONDON, October 31.
A letter from Wiftjadcn of the 7th ult. dates,
that all the bathing houses in that place are filled
with wounded French fuldiers, whose number a
mounts to 1 zoo ; and the late conflict before
Caflel was so very severe and bloody, that en Sun
day, (ihe 14th ult.) aboot 500 slain Republicans
remained unburied, who were, however, afterwards
interred, leave having been obtained for that pur
pose from the Governor of Caflel.
Letters from Italy of the 29' h of September, ad
vise, that several bloody adliorre have been foagbt
by the Auftrian-Sardmian army and the French
troops : that in an engagement near Baleftrinothe
whole Austrian brigade, commanded by General
Argenteau, *ould have been taken prisoners, but
for a battalion of Nadafti arriving in time, and
deciding the a&ion in favwr of the Imperial troops ;
that another engagement took place near Galetto,
wherein the Austrian and Sardinian troops, loft
1500 men, but made themselves matters of the
mountain neat Galetto, which commands the
French camp that General de Vinslifcs ill at Sa
vo, and that the infurreftion in Corsica is entirely
A loan of fifteen millions fterliog is now nego
eiating in the city ; and the term 9 of it will pro
bably be contrasted for in the conrfe of the next
week, though the advances may be retarded for a
loHger time. There will be a competition. Mr,
Morgan, of the Stock Exchange, is the oftealible
contrafler on one lift ; some of the gentlemen
who had the loan lad year have another lift ef sub
Whilll the Baron and Baroness Stael hare taken
refuge in Svvitzetland, the secretary to the 'Swedifti
ErobafTy in France is arrived in London. The
motive of his journey to England is not yet
A letter from Zurich, of the 6th ult. dates
'that the difficulty of provifloning Switzerland with
corn is greatly increased by all expo, tation of grain
from Bavaria, having been prehibited by the Elec
tor Palatine, at th« mod pressing felicitation of
A marniqg paper of yesterday observes, in- con
fpkuc*s chsr &. rs, that has rcci.vt.
dtfpatchef frem Vienna, of'-the Auftrians having
beaten the French on the K'hine. This is the tirii
time we ever heard of the news from the Rhine
taking th* circuit of Vienna in order to'Vcach this
One Samuel Cvadife, who had been committed
to the house of correction, in Kendal, and there
confined as a vagabond, until put oh board a king's
ftiip agreeable to she late «&, sent for his wife, the
evening before his intended departure. He was in
a cell, and she spake to him through the iron door.
After which, he put his hand underneath, and (lie
with a mallet and chisel, concealed foi t! e purpose,
struck off a finger and thumb, to render him unfit
for his majefly's service.
Several journeymen, of different trade. s , were a
mong the moil a&ive of the rabble that infidted
his majelty in the Park lail Tlnirfday. . The high
wages which traders in various trades are now
compelled to pay their journeymen," has become a
feiious evil : it renders the matters subservient to
their men, in order to have work finiih;d by tbe
time it was wanted; and it enables tbe men, by
working only one half the week, to spend the
atJter in public boufesand skittle grounds. Where
high wages really prove a benefit to one sober man
and his family, tin y enable ten to spend half thtir
time idly, if not mif<.hievouf]y.
The memory of man dues not recollect so vio
lent a hurricane as t'<at which was fuiifered on Fii
c!ay morning. Its continuance was happily (horc.
It began about halt f pad »ne, and had totally sub-
I''ed before four c click. The squall came from
the north weft, and was not accompanied ly rain
or hail. Its ravages wem dreadful bey ond dffcrip
tion ; trees were torn up by the roots, Hacks of
cbimnies blown down in every corncrof the me
tropolis, house» totally uncovered, and numbers of
buildings entirely demolished.
Intitled an AA for the fafety and prcfervation of
his Majesty's Person and poyernment, against
treaforiable and f/ditious praflices and at-
WE, your majesty's r*ofl dutiful ?nd loyal lub
jefts, thfc Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and
Commons of Britain, in this present Par
liament aiTembled, duly coniidenngthe daring out
rages offered ts your majeUy's ro®ft l'acred person,
in your palTage to and from your Parliament it the
opening of this prefeut session, and also the conti
nued attempts of wicked and evil disposed persons
to dillurb the tranquility of this your m?jetfy'6
kingdom, particularly by the multitude of f«u'itious
p>mphlets and speeches, daily printed, published,
and dilperfed with unremitting industry, and with
a tranfeendaut boldness, 'in contempt of your ma
j«fty'» royal perfryi and dignity, and tending to the
overthrow of tbe laws, government, and happy
con Ait u lion of thele realms, hare judged that it
has be omt neceffaiy to provide a further remedy
againit all such treasonable and feditieus prafticcs
and attempts : We, therefore, calling to mind the
good and wholesome provifi»ns which have at dif
ferent litpes been made by the wifdum of Parlitu
ment for the averting fitch dangers, end more efpe-'
cially for the security and preservation of the persons
of the sovereigns of these realms ;
j Do raoft humbly befcech your majesty,
! That it may be ena&ed ; and be it eaadcd by the
I King's molt excellent majesty, by and vrith the
advice and cenfent of the Lord* Spiritual and
| Temporal, ana Commons, in this prefenl Parlia
ment aflembled, and by the authority of the fame,
that if any person or persons whatsoever, after the
day of in the year during
the natural life »f our meft gracious sovereign lord
the King (whom Almighty God pieferve and bless
with a long and pj-efperous reign) and until the
end of the of Parliament after a de
mifeof the crown, shall, within the realm or with
out, compass, imagine, invent, devise, or intend
death or defttu&ion, «r- any bsriily harm tending
death or dcltru&ion, maimer wounding, iroprifwri
ment, or restraint of tbe.p«rfon of the fame our so
vereign lard the King, his heirs and fuccefTors, or to
deprive or to depose him or them from the (lile, ho
nour, or kingly name, of the imperial crown of this
realm, or of any other of his majesty's dominions or
countries j or to levy war against, his majesty, his
heirs and fueecflbra,. within this realm or without ;
or to move or (Hr up any foreigner or (Iranger with
force t» invade this realm, or any other his majes
ty's dominions or countries, being under the obei,
fance of his majesty, his heirs and fufceffors ; arid
such compaffings, imaginations, inventions, devices;
ei intentions, or any of them, shall express, utter,
or declare, by any printing, writing, preaching, or
malicious and advised speaking, being legally con
tidied thereof, upon the oaths of two lawful and
credible witnefles-, upon trial, or oftierwife convict
ed or attainted by due course of law, then every
such person and persons so as aforefaid offending,
(hall be deemed, declared, and adjudged to be a
traitor and traitors, and shall fuffer pains of death,
and also l«fe and forfeit as in cases of high trea
And be it further ena&ed by the authority afore,
said, that if any person or peifons within that part
| of Great-Britain called England, at any time from
and dzy of in the year
during his mafefty's life, and until the end of the
next fefliea of Parliament after a demise of the
crown, (hall maliciously and atjvifedly, by writing,
printing, preaching, or other speaking, express,
publify, utter, or declaie, any words, fentfjices,
or other thing or things, to incite or fttr up the
people to hatred or dislike of the person of his ma
jesty, his heirs or successors, or the eftablifhcd go
vernment and eanftitution of this realm, then every
such person and persons shall, on such second con
viaion, be adjudged to be transported for 7 years,
to such place as shall be appointed by Kit majeily for
the transportation of offenders.
Piavided always, that no perfoa be profeeuted by
virtue of this aft, for any of the offences in thi»a&
mentioned (other than such as are made and de
clared ta be high treason) unless it be by cider of
the King'* majesty, his heirg or fuccefiors, uud?r
ti!i or I heir irmicl, by ordt ruf thctut
table of his majelty, his hens ami luoteffi.rf.,
re&ed untothe attorney-jfiirral fpr thsiiiKe being,
;o i'oltaolh r of 'the coun/rl learned, to Lis mujuiy,
jiis heirs and i'ucc.effors, for the time being'; j, 0 r
(hall any perlon or perfont, by virtue ot thiv p-rc
lent aft, incur any ot the penalties herein-before
mentioned, unless he or they Be pr>»iecuted wi bin
months next after the offence committed,
and the prosecution brought to trial within tin tame
term, assize, or fefiions, or that wlnJi lhali next
ensue after filing the Information, or the indiC.-
ment being found, unless the court in which the
fame is depending fliall, on special gjouud, (latcil
by motion in open court, think 6t,t.> enlarge tl.e
time far the trial thereof, or unlcis the dckndai t
shall beprofecuted to an outlawry.
Provided always, and be it entitled, that noperfon
or'perfons (hail be inriifted, arraigned, condemn, d,
couvifted or attainted tor any of the treasons or
offences aioretaid, unless the itime offender 01 ut
£end/rs be thereof" acctifed by the tellimoi.y of two
lawful and credio'e witiiefies, upon oath ; which
witnesses, at the time of the laid offender or of
fenders arraignment, (hall be brought in pcrfon be.
fnre him or them, face to facc, and (hail
avow and maintain, upon oath, what they have to
fay againlt him or them, concerning the treafm or
offences contained in the said indictment, unltfs the
party or parties arraigned fliall willingly, and with
out violenct, cenfefsthe fame.
Provided likewifc, and be it enjck'd, That ifiis
Aa, or any thing thereiu contained, fhali not ex
tend to deprive either of the Hmifesof Parliament,
or any of thsir Members, of their just an,, ir.it f: re
de m and privilege of debating any mat-feis of busi
ness which shall be propounded and debated in ci
ther of the laid Houses, or at any Coiifetences or
Committees of both or either of. the said Houses
of Parliament, or teaching the Repeal or Altera
tion) ot an old, or preparing any new Laws, or tke
redieffing any prtbi'ic grievance ; but that th> said
Members of either of the said Houses, and the as-
Cftajits of the House of Peers, and every of them,
fllafl have The fame freedom of speech, and ailotlier
piiviiegcs whalfoever, as they had-before the mak
ing of this Aa ; any thing in this Aft to the con
trary ■thereof. inau.y wifetiotwithllanding.
Provided always, and be it further that
all. antj every person or persons that fliall at any
time be accused, or indifUd, qr prpfrcuted, for any
offence made or declared to be Treason by this A&,
shall be entitled to the benefit of the Aft of Par
liament made in the feventii year of his late Malef
ty Wliljam the Third, intituled, an aft for regulat
ing of trials in cases of treason, and mifjsnlion «f
tttafoti ; and also to the proviiions made by ano
ther'sft of palled in the feverth ye?r
of her late Majeliy Queen Anne, intituled, an ;,c"t
for improving the Union of the two Kingdoms.
Provided also, and be it e«aiM,.Tbat' nothing
io this aa contained (hall extend, or be conitrued
to extend, to prevent or assert any profecntion by
information or indi€tment at the common law, foi
any ofiertce within the piovilions of this' act, otlier
than the offenccs hereby declared to be high trea
son, unless the party (hall have been firlt psofecuteu
under this aa.
SOUTHAMPTON, Nov. 3.
The weather had been so untifually feveie far
some days past, that the further tn-.lai kation »f
the troops and (torts, destined for the Weft,lndus,
has beep almost entirely suspended.
The quantity of private (lores taken cut'on this
occasion is immense. Lord, Craven ill particular
who has hired a brig for his own carries
with bim fufHcient (lock 6f all kinc'.s to supply him
for a,voyage roond the wwild. 1
DEAL, Nor. 1
This morning the Ceres, Young, from Virginia
for London, drove athwart the Ifis aa of war,
and carried away her niizen, sprung her main malt
and received other damage ; Ihe is gat into lian.f
PLYMOUTH DOCK, November 7.
La Northumberland of 74. guns, taken thefir/l
of June, is found unlit for fcrvice, and is now
PORTSMOUTH, November 7.
The whole of tbe armament for the Weft-India
Expedition is nowperfeAly ready, and we are to
fail with the firft fair wind.
The tranfportar are victualled for 3 months, and
the officers fteck of prorifions are for the fame pe
HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES.
• "• Wednefjay, January 13.
The bill, '* to eftablifb trading Uoufes for the
Indian Tribes" wss read-the third time, and the
blanks therein filled up.
The full blank was filled with .the words ere
tbeufand, before dollars. The feeond blank was
foirthe<|>enalty for carrying other trade with
the Indians by the agents, one tbeufand, was insert
ed before the word dollars.
For ths purpose of paying the agents and clerks
fx thousand, was inserted before dollars. 1 lie blauk
for the sum to be appropriated for the pmpofej of
thi* trade, it was moved IhoHld be filled with one
hundred andfifty thousand, before the word dollars.
Mr. Williams obje&ed to. so large a sum in the
outset of this bufitiefs. It is, said he, ?n fid-venture
at best ; when we have entered on the btifrnefa and
find it succeed, we may then extend the firpplies;
at present he was not in favor of so large a<i appro
priation—hemoved that one hundred thousand dol
lars (hould be the sum.
Mr, Parker, who moved for one-hundred and
fifty thousand dollars, fnpported his motion. H«
observed thnt this sum "divided among fix tiading
houses, which number mwft be eftabliflied to answer
any purpose, would be found as small as would Oti
iwer. He recited the particular objefls which
were to be embraced in a commercial view, bv the
plan, and remarked that every man ia the kjait ac-