Gazette of the United States. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1795-1796, May 11, 1796, Image 2

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    John Miller, jun. & Co.
No. 8 Chefnvt ftrcct,
Have imported in the late vefleli from Europe
spring GOODS,
Amnngft which are
Striped and clouded NANKEENS,
Dimities and Muflmets,*
• xr , HATS.
i Neatly a(F'rtrd in packages,
fr! ' L|cw *" e " 011 'he reafonabl* terms,
tor C-afh or the ufua! credit.
Mr. Darley'j- Night.
New Theatre.
VVill be presented, the COMEDY of
Such things anp.
Ner-cr performed here. Written by the authoress o f
Every one has Fault, &c.
Mr. Green.
Lord Flint, M r. Bpftp
Sir Luke Tremor, Mr. Bates.
Mr. Twincall, Mr. Moreton.
! Mr. Ha I wet I, Mr. Whi-lock.
Epulis, Mr. Mar{ha!l.
Mr. Meannght, Mr. Darley, juo.
Mr. Darley,
Tirft Keeper, Mr.. WirrelL
Second Keeper, Mr. Mitchell, „•
Ftrft Prifoßer, Mr. Bliffeu.
Second Pnfoner, Mr. Morgan.
, Meuenger, j^j r< Warrell, jun..
LsdyTieraor, Mrs. Shaw.
Aurelia. Mis* "Francis.
Female Prisoner, Mrs. Whit lock;
End of the Comedy, by particalar desire, the favorite
Son,?of L UC r, By Mr. Darley
To which will be added, the Farce of
A Mogul Tale.
Altered from a piece oj that name 'written by tire Au
thoress of of Every one has his fault, Ztfe. and per
formed in London, ivitb the great eft applause. 1
Great Mogul, Mr. Mnrtton.
Do£lor Pedant, Mr. Francu.
. " Ms; Green.
Mr. Beete,
lit Guard; Mr. Darley, jan.
2d Guard, Mr. Mitchell.
Johnny Atkins, Mr. Bales.
Miss Oldfield.
rrnc ' Mrs. Hatvey.
S, « b >. SSrs.Willetns.
Fanny Atkins, Mfs, Marlhall.
With new Scenery, Machinery and Decorations.
End of the First aft of the Farce, Mr. Darley will sing
(by particular desire) the favorite fang of
** * Tiekets to be had at the usual places, and of
Mr. Darley, 130 Vine street.
On Friday, a Tragedy, neverperformed here, called
HENRY THE SECOND ; Or, The Fall of Fair
Rosamond—with the Farce of LOVE ALA MODE,
for the Benefit of M""- Whitlock.
Mr. Botes's Night will be on Monday.
ALL pcrfons indebted to the Estate of
Robert Stevenson, deceased, or to the late part
nership of Robert & Cornelius Sievenfon, are requested
to make immediate payment; and those having any de
mands against the fame, will bring them in forfettlement.
and Surviving Partniy, No, 124 Sprucc Street.
May 11 3aw^w
Miniature Painting.
A Foreign Artist refpe<stfully informs the Public, that
ci he paints Liken ;(Tes, and warrants them. A few
ipecimens of his abilities may be seen at his' Room No.
lo,up one pair of Stairs in Mr. O'Ellers' H»tcl,Chef
nut-ftreet, next Ricfcetts' Amphitheatre. April 13. §
This Day publijhed,
AND for sale by B. DAVTES, No. 68, High street,
H. & P. RICE, No. so, do. and J. ORMROD,
No.4J, Chefnut flreer,
[Price 25 Gents ]
From, the Rt. Honorable Edmund Burke,
To a Noble Lord,
On the attacks made on him and his pension, in the
House of Lords by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of
Lauderdale, early in the present fefliom of Parliament.
By Peter Porcupine.
May 10
Venereal Diieafe.
DOCTOR J. MORGAN, No. 178 North Water Greet,
Philadelphia, gives advice daily in all cases of Phytic
and Surgery, particularly VKNEREAL COMPLAINTS ;
in which from fa£s an#minute observation he warrants his
method of cure most effectual, easy and expeditious.
N. B Secrecy, honorand moderate terms may bedepend*
ed on.
The Do&orlikewife prepares an infallible SPJECITJC Sot
the cure of the above complaints, to supply feapien, travel
lers, and country inhabitants, with plain and proper direc
tions for their use. May 7. f.- m & w.3t
Estate for sale.
To be fold on Wednesday the Bth
Instant, by Public Vendue, at the City Tavern,
ALL that capital Eftate,lately belonging to John Mayo,
at Germantown, confiding of a good and cenimo
<iious Mansion-House, out-houfes, Stables, Garden, Or
tiards, &c. together with about 73 acres of good Land,
fie vr hole in the bell order, and fit for the permanent re
sidence of a large family. Poffeflion to be given imme
diately, free from every incumbrance.
Terms of payment, one half in three months, knd the
other half in fix months, in approved ilotca.
John Connelly,' Auctioneer.
May 9
John Miller, jun 6c Co.
No. 8 Chefnut Street,
Have received bv the Ship
From Calcutta,
j6O Bales of Bengal Goods,
10,000 Pieces Nankeens,
OF a.Superior Quality.
350 Bags of SUGAR,
IVhich they will Tell ca advantageous terras.
May jo. _ §
v , Philadelphia,
WEDNESDAY EVEN?NG, May n, i 796.9 6.
The Letter-Bag of the ship Sufiex, capt.
Philip Atkins, for Liverpool, will be tak
en from the Po/l-Ujjice the 14th inHant.
May xo.
The following article was republiftied in the Au
rora from the Jersey Chraiutle !
That a public debt it a public blefling—
has been the favorite and avowed maxim of the par
ty who have hitherto held tbe minillerial reins of
the general government. The condu& of the a
ridocratie faction (hews that they were in earnelt
at heart ; for during "the fix years' glorious ad
mijiillration,'' they have continued to encreafc the
public debt one million per annum.
Public debt's a public blefling—
O the blefling
Past exprefling,
Never ending, dill depending—
What a blefling
To be fleecing
All the nation, without ending !
« •
The above, fays a correfpondem, is one among
the rumberlefs other" horrid lies" made and cir
culated by the enemies ps the general government.
No maxim ever was avowed or advocated by
any man who now holds or ever held " the miniftc
oal reins of the general government and the au
thors and propagators of the aflerliou are challeng
ed to name the person by whom, the time when,
and the place where it was ever uttered by any per
son now in, or who has ever been in the administra
tion. Unless they do this, they will justly add to
that load of obloquy under which they' now labor.
This calumny has been so often repeated that it lias
obtained credit with some persons who ought to be
better informed—hence i: is not unusual to hear
from the lips of certain lingular patriots, " I am
not one of those who confidcr a public debt a public
In vain for Peace our country sighs and withes,
While modern patriot! want the loaves and filhea :
Fa&ion, with rav ning maw, will growl and fret,
UntiJ the public feed it with its debt;
'Jilithen, a public debt's a public curse,
And our affairs proceed from bad to worse;
But once this eurfe the arrent Icnavei poffcfTinj,
'Tis then (raniform d into a public blefling !
If there did yet remain doubts refpedting the
views of a baffled yet desperate Faction, the re
peated attacks on the American clergy in its chief
organs, the Chionieje and Aurora, for their lave of
peace, and far their attachment 'to our Qonjlitution,
would alone lilence then. The party by tnefe at
tacks, completely (hew the cloven foot. To the
Clergy tliis country owes much. Their spirited «-
hortations served greatly to rouse the spirits of the
people during the dark periads of the revolution.
Itmay even be questioned whether we owe our fuc
tv.oin a less degree to their heroic exertions, than
to the sword ; fmce the one may be said to have
been Tn a great measure the efFect of the other.
The Clergy were the firft cause of the settle
ment ©f this country, to which their little flocks
were drawn by their example, from the persecuting
fangs of Faction. The American clergy have,
from that period down to the present time, been
unremittingly employed in inculcating those princi
ples which aremoft conducive both to religious and
civil liberty, la such exertions may they (Jill per
fevera ; and may, they ever be supported in 4hem
by all honest and virtuous Americans, as alaft and
most formidable barrier againlt the introduction of
French politics—French religion, or rather French
Atheism—French idolatry—French anarchy and
French raaffacres.
" Happy, Mr. Bache, is it'for about two thirds
of the signers, that a law of the Athenians, which
made it death for a ftrangerto meddle in affairs of
(bite, is not in force in America". This sentence
is to be found in the Aurora of Saturday la IK It
is so applicable to a great proportion of the figoers
-ngainjl the British treaty, both in this city and in
various pans of the Union, from which, with in
finite indallry, a great number of £y'X 4. an d
other queer marke, have been colleftcd, as will ap.
pear on infpeclion of the memorials before the
House of Representatives, that I hare to request
you to repubiifh the precious mor S eau, without any
further comment. Your's I
.. _ „ 808 SHORT.
N. B. To th« honor of our coußtry, taere are
very few native citizens of the United States, who
cannot write their Barnes.
Freneh acccount of tbe Repulse of the English
from before Leo^aoe.
The Englifli at Port au Prince, to facilitate
their meditated attack upen Leogane, which is a
bout 7 leagues distant from the firft mentioned
place, had corrupted Pietre Dieudonne and Pom
pee wh» commanded the republican volunteers en
camped in the environs of Port au Prince, at Le
Charbonmer, Rivierefroide and Crete a-Piquans j
but the plot was difedvered and the traitor* were
sent to Leogane to be tried.
This arretted for a (hort time the projeda .of the
English. They, however, having got together at
* °rt au Prince the commanders of the Mole St
Nicholas, St. Marc and l'Arcahaie, digeited their
plan of attack and began its execution by driving
j in the polls in the euvironS of Port au Prince—-
These triflng advantages enbouraged.them in their
attack upon Leogane.
The republicans in Leogane had received infor
mation of their intentions and had put the place in
(he bell situation of defence. But tired of ex
peding the Englifo, Rigaud and Bauvais vvhofe
presence was wanted at Cayes and Jackmel, left
the defence of Leogane to Rcnaud, having taken
every previous meafurc for the fecurity°ot the
A few days after their departure, the EngliiTl
fleet, confiding of four vessels of the line, one of
three decks, fix frigates,one corvctte, several armed
brigs and other ve(Tel9 and about fifty traulports
left Pott au Prinee rnd appeared before Leogane.
The ships of vraron the 21ft of March cannon
aded fort Caira from 9 in the m»ining till 6 in the
evening ; but the fire from the fort obligtd thein
then" to flip their cables and flieer off, and to tow
off one of the (hips more disabled than the reft.
During this cannonade the enemy had landed
their troops at Eller and Petite ririere, under the
proteflion of the remaining (hips of war. The
republican detachments appointed to prevent the
defeent, were prevented by the fire from the ships,
and were obliged to fall back and return to town.
Major General Bowyer, commander in chief of
the enemy's troops, headed the troops landed at
Efler, composed of several bodie* of Englilh in
fantry, and of part of the colonial cavalry, com
manded by Col. Grant, and encamped on the plan
tation Buteau,whence he detached a ftron£ column,
with four field pieces, which commenced the attack
of the town, on the fide of the post called liberty..
The firing was warm on both fides ; but after half
an hour's filing, the column was thrown into difar.
der and were obliged to fall back upon the main
4 * •»-
■ > j.
The division that landed at P«tite rivi*re headed
by Baron of Muntalembart, eompofed of colonial
forces, of emigrants of the legion of Lapointe and
of the ChafTeura of Defiaurces, remained as a carps
of obfervatiun.'
In the night of. the 21 ft to th« 22d, the Englifli
conftru&ed a battery opposite to the bastion of
Liberty, at pistol (hot diltance from the foffe. At
break of day the works were perceived, and a well
supported.sire of artillery and mulketry so well di
re<9ed, that after a bloody couflift of three hours
theEnglifh were obliged to abandon their entrench
They then attempted to carry the place by as
sault, the attacking being covered by the 'fire of 4
field pieces. They neglected no means to make
this attack fuccefsful—ladders, fafcines, See. tbey
had every tiling in They we'r« fuffered
to rejeh the edge.of the foffe, when a general fire
from the garrison, kept up with couftaney, oblig
ed them to fly with precipitancy. They dispersed,
'abandoning their tools, arms, &c. and two brass fix
pounders, See. which the republicans took poflef
fion of, having made a lbrtie, and pursued the fly-
The division of Montalembert made an attempt
to protedl the retreat of the Ewglifli, with* detach
ment of cavalry ; but a well dire&ed fire from the
baltion of Equality, obliged them to retire.
[TranJlaUdfor the Maryland Journal.~\
To the Editor* of the French'and Ameiican Ga-
I expefi of your condcfcenfion and impartiality
to infertinyour Gazette this letter.
As a public fundt/onary, 1 was to be applauded
and ilandered. It is the effrft of the government
which we have adopted. I made it a law to my
felf never to answer or enter into any altercation
refpeiting my funftiont. ;
Fintecn months since, I urged my recall. Con
gratulations, encouragements, a general approba
tion of all our operations, have been the anlwer of
the committee of public fafety, which must prove
to the enemies of our country that, notwithstand
ing the different faflisns which have disunited the
national convention, every one has sighed for a re
public, and the deftru&ion of the British nation.
But now that the goverifbent is fixed, 1 have
infilled with intreaties npon my recall ; I hope that
1 shall obtain it next spring.
I invite those who have caused to be published
In yours, or any other Gazette, fadts against me, to
sign andprefent them to the government for inves
1 declare that I shall profeeute the traitor Collot
in France, and that I shall easily prove to the world
histreacherou* condudt. I engage to itiake use of
his own writings. If he is not guilty, why does
he not (leer his way to France. Moreover I will
prove that the Irishman Fitzlimons, with O'Brien
and Faloy, merchants in Dominica, were commil
, lipped by hi; h»ly Britannic majelly to receive in
the amount of the adjudicated proper
ty of the transported French patriots, denominated
Brigands by Collot, after the manner of George,
Conde, and Co. I will (how they have been con
cerned in vefTels to rob and plunder the republic ;
O Bntn being here under confinement lor that
crime till the day that government (hall pass judg
ment on him.
The moment is not far off when the fury of pas
sions will give place to calm reasoning. Then will
the public dillinguifh the men whose energy has
created the revolution, from the cameleons, always
wavering between the two parties, consulting only
their own mterefts, always exclaiming against the
cut throats, and yet always devoted to that horrid
As to myfelf, I shall enjoy the fatisfa&ion of
having discharged a painful talk, whose success has
even exceeded my molt sanguine hopes. As to
war operations, I leave it to military men to com
pare ourrefources with those of the enemy ; but I
prioe myfelf io having maintained good order and
tranquillity, and it will not be found, that during
thelon si space of twenty months, one of those peo
ple formerly slaves, was punished for milbehaviour
towards a white man. Labor went on as formerly.
An army of ten thousand men scattered uponGre
uada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, 'Statia, St. Martins,
Mangalanttf, contrails, holpitals, the ftaff, all were
regularly paid, and (bme hundred thousand dollars
M • 1 haVC rccdved wi 'h open arms
Uomingo patriots, those of St. Vincent
and Martinique, their wives and their children.
all this is not enough to silence my calumnia
tors, the which, as public accuser, I pro
voked, from the revolutionary tribunals at Roche
been'mat ' M 'hose Ihave given here, have all
been ma<Je pubhc, to the eternal (hame of those
who have abused the power esirulted to thsir. —
zette at New-York.
The penal code of the cor.fti'tuent assembly follow
ed. Two thousand inhabitants «f Guadaloupe
might have been facrifked to the revolutiosar*
laws. I put them in the way of retrieving their
error. I was blamed for the ietter» of Juniuj-!!
and in them I glory. Those who cry mc down 0 »
that account certainly never, read thera. I mu »-
beg indulgence for the style. it cannot be ex
peeled that a man of moderate abilities fliouij
prove a great writer ; X have no claims to genius.
1 am besides convinced, that refinement would liave'
destroyed in me the gifts of Dattire. I w j|| f a
more—numbers of mjr writings hitvc been printed
1 never wanted for afiillance ; I futfered mv
ideas to be altered, but always allowed them to be
put in better language. This has been my con.
ftant method. Is there danger'in speaking the
truth ? You have enceinferted in your paper, that
I indi&ed Decheozeaux and Grimcare at Roche
fort. It was a mil+ake ; for I was tlwn-fiu h lln
dred miles from thefpot ; not that 1 would have it
underllood, that they were not guilty. I could not
dire&the trial, but 1 would have been a witntf* ~
gainit them. a "
I am very well known to the inhabitants of St
Domingo. The party who were my bitter enel
mies, yet granted ine their elleem. Despair h a j
hurried many to become the foesof their tountry •
but the inhabitants of Guadalouptr cannot plsacj
the fame excuse. All, whatever their opinions
were well received by me, if they had not been'
guilty of connections with the British. 1 k nDW
that some have apprehended the fairje difafteis
which have afflidled St. Domingo ; on which I
(hall observe that the planters nevei spoke the truth
Constantly they have altered facts. Malting no dif."
tinaiow between-virtuous' and criminal men, they
have exasperated tht>fe ihat would serve them j
while they confided in a band of intriguers, guilt
not only remained unpunished but raised its head
in triumph.
Polverel and Santhona*, commiflaries sent to St.
Domincroto re-eftabKfli pease and tranquillity on
the island, with great lefources to execnte their
million, fuffered the whites to be slaughtered. Peri
for.7, as well as property, Were npt (pared. <\J[
citizens were divided. The enemv had invaded the
country, and all this because they sided with one
party, and espoused private animosities.
Vidtor Hugues, caiiying with him a baneful law,
breathing havoc to the colonics, landed on an ene!
my's ground, and drove away the Bii iCh and re.
bels. Property and individuals were refpefted. No
taxes were exacted. AH she requisitions were paid.
Order, tranquillity and plenty prevailed eveiy where!
The ftrifteft discipline was maintained. Negroes
were kept at work ; not one proprietor was turned
out. The unfortunate, from all the islands, were
received andaffifted, and Guadaloupe is in a better
ltate than ever. The sugar-works are much en.
The British well know that they mud have twen.
ty thousand men to attack us. I am convinced
that general Abarcrombie will go off as well drut.
bed as his comrades and his countrymen, generals
Grey, Jervia, Vaughan, Irwin, JLindJay, Colin
Graham, Stewait, Prcfcot, & Co. 1 wait for
them. It is reported that feme are already at .Bar
badpe»—Whatever may happen, my name a d
that of the famous Collot, (hall never ihine to
gether in a capitulation. I have known h.>w to
live j I shall know how to die. Never will 1 dis
honor myfejf.
This letter has already run to a very grest length ;
but, perhaps, though inelegant, it will convey the
truth. 1 wait with calmness ray accusers. law
convinced that it is in the United Stales as in Paris.
People make much li.oifc without proving any thing.
1 am, with due efteera,
On Monday lall tlie corps of sitillery, infantry
and cavalry, of this city, paraded i» honour of the
American Saint; and upon hearing that the statue
of general Walhington, which lately arrived from
Paris, was about to be brought up from Rockqts',
they marched down and escorted it with military
honours to the capitol, which excited emotions o£
pleasure and gratitude in every beholder.
May 9*
A phyfisian in St. Mary's county, Maryland,
writes to his friend in this city, that he wat lately
called to a boy in a .Locked Jaw,, oa the 4th day
of the disorder. He had been taking liquid lauda
num in great doses without effed. The ph.yfieian
who had prefcribcd this remedy, gave him over.
Phe physician (our correipondent) who succeeded
him, bled him plentifully, and aftei wards gave him
largequantitieß of wineand bark. He likewise ap
plied bliflers to the outiide of each of hi^jaws. By
the use of these remedies, he was relieved in 36
hours, And on the 2d of May he was perfectly
well. It is to be hoped this communkation of 3
cure of a disorder, so often fatal, and by remedies
which have succeeded in many similar cases, will
prove ufeful to the citizens of the United States,
and lead them to reje£t a dependence upon a reme
dy (laudanum) which has feldbindone fervictf when
used alone, and which is prescribed only in complai
sance ta great names. />#/„. Gazette,
At a Meeting of a relpeCtable number of Free
holders and other Inhabitants of the County of
Hampshire, holden at Northampton, the 27th
David sexton, imheChsir,
J. E. PORTER, Clerk.
VOTED, That it ia the epiiriun of this meet
'J?®* t,eal y lately negotiated with Great-
Brjtain, ought to be carried into immediate effedt.
Voted, that William Park*, S. Henrtlaw, Wm.
X yocrion f E. Hunt, E. Mattoon, jun'. Esquires,
and Meflieuts Wm. Coleman <*nd Jona.
be a committee to draft a petition to the Houfeof
Reprefentativea in Congress, on the fubjeft, and
to lay the fame before this meeting-, for tJieir apprd-
The meeting was then adjourned till tomorfow
Thursday Evening, April 28.
Met according to adjournment.
SAMUEL HENSHAW, ia ike Chair.