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WRITER in the Pittsfield Sun, who feems, in an equal measure, to combine the ftupidity of a calf with the ferocity of a Tiger, fpeaking of Mr. Ad. ams the ex-prefident, fays, that he has brought on himself and party the merited curfes of millions of freemen." And the realons affigned for the pouring out thefe vials of tremendous wrath upon Mr. Adams is not that he has been guilty of any crime, which is cognizable in a court of law or equity, but that he has apoitatifed (in the writer's opinion) from practical republicanifm." This is a genuine fpecimen of the jacobinical fpirit. It is copying the Parisian mode, with a remarkable degree of exa&inefs. The names of republic and republicanifm were, for fev. eral years, ufed in Paris as a Talisman or charm. Whenever Robefpierre denounced people as apoftates from republicanifm, the denunciation was fufficient to fend them pell mell to the guillotine, la den with the curfes of an ignorant rab ble.
"I well knew that the black times of feventy-fix was the confequence of his (Washington's) want of military judgment in the choice of pofitions into "which the army was put, about New"York and Jerfey."
"I came forward in defence of Mr. Washington when he was attacked, and "made the beft that could be made of a "feries of blunders that had nearly ru "ined the country."
Citizen Gallatin is fuppofed to be calcu lating the amount of our loffes at New-Orleans, and anxiously enquires of the Spanifh intendant, why he "tops de veels ?" [Port Folio.]
In reply to the malicious calumnies of a contemptible vagabond, we will recite the venerable and unanimous testimony of Congress.
"Called upon by your country to de "fend its invaded rights, you accepted "the facred charge before it had formed alliances, and whilt it was without "funds or a government to fupport
You have conducted the great military "conteft with wifdom and fortitude, invariably regarding the rights of the "civil power through all difafters and "changes; you have, by the love and
confidence of your fellow citizens, en"abled them to difplay their martial gen
ius, and tranfmit their fame to pofterity; you have perfevered till thefe U"nited States, aided by a magnanimous
king and nation, have been enabled un"der a juft providence, to clofe the war "in freedom, fafety and independence; "on which happy event, we fincerely join you in congratulations.
Having defended the standard of liberty in this new world-having taught a leffon ufeful to those who inflict, and "to those who feel, oppreflion-you re"tire from the great theatre of action, "with the bleffings of your fellow citi
The editor of the Bee, while endeavoring to bolster up one of his thrice-repeated falshoods, declared that it was corroborated by newspaper testimony.We requested him to inform us what newspaper had ever contained the assertion, as original. He has not deigned to comply with cur request: and he But he certainly never will-for he never can. ought to acknowledge that, in fact, the assertion was not made originally in any paper but his own; and that this little fib was only brought forward to help out his former great mistake. Yet, even that he will never do. Democratic editors never retract any thing, least it might injure their credit.
We have had frequent occasion to expose the pil fering tricks of democratic printers. Many of them. we find, are very willing to copy original productions from our paper; but, they seem to have a particular aversion to giving credit for them. The Wreath suffers must by their depredations. From this they snatch a flower with as much dexterity, as a school-boy would a rose from a hedge, or a pick-pocket a watch from its owner's fob. Such conduct is pitiful; aud we earnestly beg our rival editors to desist from it.
In several papers we have observed, the Balance has been accredited for productions which never appeared in it. or at least, which did not originate in it. We wish to see no more of this. Care is always taken, to make a proper discrimination between original and selected matter which we insert : We can, therefore, see no reason for blunders of this kind.
If any additional proof of the cafemniating nature of Democrats, is wanting, it is furnished in this fact:-The heaviest and blackest charges against both Jefferson and Burr, have been brought forward by men of their own party. These men are Denniston and Cheetham, and James T. Callender. The former have taken the utmost pains to destroy the reputation of Col. Burr; and the latter has been no less active in publishing accusations against Mr. Jefferson.
WE are under the neceffity of iffuing
the second volume of the BALANCE on a smaller sheet than was used for the first. It will be observed, however, that the page or matter is but in-. considerably reduced in width, and none in length. Considering that the advertisements are given in an extra sheet, the paper is now, unquestionably, the Lowest priced (in proportion to the quantity of matter contained in it) of any in the United States. -We piedge ourselves that the paper for the whole vol ume, shall be at least equal in quality with the pre sent number.
try, it is believed, have as much of the
In my next communication, I fhall attempt to answer this important queftion, by pointing out fome of the fatal caufes which have given rife and growth to a practice, that fets at defiance the laws both of God and men, flains our national character and poliutes our land with blood.
This last lullaby production ci our worthy president has made its tour through the union. Every body has read it-and every democrat, from the highest to the lowest, has, as by instinct, applauded it. In a measure only, has it answered the object of its author. It has not, perhaps, gulled a single candid or moderate man into a belief that our present rulers are an atom more vise, more upright, more economical, more attentive to the interests of the people, than were the former ad ministrations. It has (like the former message) furnished a theme for the fulsome praise of de. mocratic printers-and that's all.The editor of the N. Y. Evening Post has commencɔd an able and spirited examination of this Message, from which we shall make a few selections for this, and some future numbers of our paper. Edit. Bal.].
EXTRACTS FROM No. 1.
THE prefident begins by felicitating us that we are "fill bleffed with peace and friendship abroad; law, order and religion at home; good affection and har mony with our Indian neighbours, and that our burthens are lightened."
Is it a proof of friendship abroad, that one foreign nation has, by the infraction of her treaty," as to the free navigation of the M-filippi, rendered that important and valuable river no longer useful to the citzens of the western country, fo that this breach of good, faith has become the
fubject of a memorial from the State of
eca, Onondaga and Cayuga Indians were prefent, we can hardly think there is much caufe for felicitation on account of, the good affection and harmony of our Indian neighbours.
As to "law, order and religion at home," the firft, I fuppofe, is proved by the deftruction of the Judiciary; the next has been fhewn in the warfare which has been made on one half the community, who have been driven from their bread becaufe they would not renounce their prin. ciples; and for the laft, what doubts can reinain of Mr. Jefferfon's love of religion after the invitation to Tom Prine and his placing him at his own table?
Prefidential fong, "our burthens are lightLaft of all, comes the burthen of every ened" that is to fay, the taxes are taken off, namely, from loaf fugar, pleasure carriages and whiskey, in preference to laffes, tea, coffee and falt. What a favortaking them off from brown fugar, moable adminiftration is this for the middling and poorer claffes of fociety?
On this curious fentence a few queftions present themfelves. What is par ticularly meant by managing their own affairs?" Did they ever attempt to manage the affairs of other nations ?" in their own way" too. What are we to underftand by this? Is it intended to convey Such then being the actual state of things the idea, that the people are no longer unabroad, with what face can Mr. Jefferson der any reftraint from Government? If attempt to make the people believe that we this is not his meaning I am at a lofs what are uncommonly bleffed with the peace and is. 66 And for their own ufe." Have friendship of foreign nations? But it was they not then always managed their affairs thought neceffary to prefent a pleafing pic-for their own ufe ? "Unembarrassed by ture, and to adhere ftrictly to truth would have been to facrifice the portrait.
too much regulation." What in the name of propriety does this mean? Too much regulation, or, in other words, too much law: our fellow-citizens then are to bless their ftars that they are unembarraffed by too much law! We confefs we should have been utterly unable to comprehend this, did we not fortunately, recollect a paffage in Mr. Jefferfon's Notes on Virginia, which comes in aid of our conjectures juft at the moment we were giving the thing up, as being beyond our reach. Speaking of the favage ftate of certain Indian tribes, Mr. Jefferion there fays—
Whether there exift between our gov. ernment and our Indian neighbours, or. as they are called in another part of the Meffage, our trong neighbours, that degrce of affection which tendered it proper to place it among the bleflings of the paft year, we fall ot be very pofitive; but if the account in the fouthern newspapers be correct, as to fome late tranfactions in that quarter, or if any reliance can be plac-offence against thefe is punished by coned on what took place in a council held at tempt, by exclufion from fociety, or, Canandarqua, laft Auguft, at which the where the cafe is ferious, as that of murprincipal Chiefs and Sachems of the Senprincipal Chiefs and Sachems of the Sen- der, by the individuals whom it concerns.
"This practice refults from the circumftances of their having nevér fubmitted themselves to any laws, any corrective power, any fhadow of government. Their only controuls are their manners, and that moral fenfe of right and wrong, which, like the fenfe of tafting and feeling, in everv man makes a part of his nature.
Imperfect as this fpecies of coercion may feem, crimes are very rare among them infomuch that were it made a queftion, whether no law, as among the favage A mericans, or too much law, as among the civilized Europeans, fubje&is man to the greatest evil, one who has feen both conditions of existence would pronounce it to be the leaft; and that the sheep are happier of themfelves, than under care of the wolves."
Now this is downright plain dealing the people are fheep, and government are wolves, their natural enemies. After this, we need not be furprized at any thing we may hear from Mr. Jefferfon.
FOR THE BALANCE.
A WRITER in the Pittsfield
Sun, who feems, in an equal measure, to combine the ftupidity of a calf with the ferocity of a Tiger, fpeaking of Mr. Adams the ex-prefident, fays, that he has brought on himlelf and party the merited curfes of millions of freemen." And the resions affigned for the pouring out thefe vials of tremendous wrath upon Mr. Adams is not that he has been guilty of crime, which is cognizable in a court of law or equity, but that he has apoftatifed (in the writer's opinion) from practical republicanifm." This is a genuine fpecimen of the jacobinical fpirit. It is copying the Parisian mode, with a remarkable degree of exa&inefs. The names of republic and republicanifm were, for fev eral years, ufed in Paris as a Talisman or charm. Whenever Robefpierre denounced people as apoftates from republicanifm, the denunciation was fufficient to fend them pell mell to the guillotine, laden with the curfes of an ignorant rabble.
And why is not a guillotine eftablished in this country, that fhould fhave off human heads with as much expedition as a farmer's boy fhaves off the tops of turnips? -It is not because jacobins, like this wri ter, would be backward in promoting fuch an establishment; but it is becaufe their power is not equal to their venom.
The good old proverb is verified in them: curft Cows have fhort horns."
Citizen Gallatin is fuppofed to be calcu lating the amount of our loffes at New-Orleans, and anxiously enquires of the Spanifh intendant, why he "flops de veels ?” [Port Folio.]
The editor of the Bee, while endeavoring to bolster up one of his thrice-repeated falshoods, declared that it was corroborated by newspaper testimony.We requested him to inform us what newspaper had ever contained the assertion, as original. He has not deigned to comply with cur request: and he certainly never will-for he never can. But he ought to acknowledge that, in fact, the assertion was not made originally in any paper but his own; and that this little fib was only brought forward to help out his former great mistake. Yet, even that he will never do. Democratic editors never retract any thing, least it might injure their credit.
We have had frequent occasion to expose the pil fering tricks of democratic printers. Many of them, we find, are very willing to copy original productions from our paper; but, they seem to have a particular aversion to giving credit for them. The Wreath suffers must by their depredations. From this they snatch a flower with as much dexterity. as a school-boy would a rose from a hedge, or a pick-pocket a watch from its owner's fob. Such conduct is pitiful; aud we earnestly beg our rival editors to desist from it.
WE are under the neceffity of iffuing the second volume of the BALANCE on a smaller sheet than was used for the first. It will be observed, however, that the page or matter is but inconsiderably reduced in width, and none in length. Considering that the advertisements are given in an extra sheet, the paper is now, unquestionably, the lowest priced (in proportion to the quantity of matter contained in it) of any in the United States.-We piedge ourselves that the paper for the whole vol ume, shall be at least equal in quality with the pre sent number.
FOR THE BALANCE.
ON THE INSEPERABLE CONNECTION OF THE AG.
ous animals accustomed both to the, land and to the watery element. The farmer furnishes means of bufinels to the merchant and navigator, and these take off of the hands of the farmer the furpluffes of his produce, which they convey to diftant climes and from thence they bring back to the farmer, at a reasonable rate of purchafe, a variety of pleafant and convenient articles, that the prefent ftate of fociety has rendered necellary. Thus there is between them a conftant reciprocity of benefits.
Countries, upon whofe fkirts and in whofe bofom few or no flips unlal their fails, impofe on the tiller of the ground the hard and double neceflity of felling extremely cheap and purchafing extremely
R. FRANKLIN has fome where
OTHING can be more stupid HING than it would be for the body of farmers to
D mentioned that, in his younger days, he kept an interleaved almanac, wherein he accustomed himfelf, every evening to write down the imprudencies and faults of the preceding day; which was done with a endeavour to cramp and difcourage naviga-defign to mark and avoid them in the time Some others, after the example of the Doctor, having fince purfued the fame method, have profeffed that they have derived confiderable benefit from it in the regulation of their lives.
tion and commerce, or for the body of merchants to defpife agriculture; because the interefts of thefe two claffles of people are intimately and infeperably connected. Agriculture is the bafis of commerce, and commerce cherishes agriculture. But for the merchant, the farmer would have no market for the furpluffage of his produce, and without a market, he would have no encouragement to exert himself vigorously and extenfively in the line of his bufinefs.
The United States are skirted and inter
fected by an immenfe extent of navigable
To aid the cause of virtue and religion.
FOR THE BALANCE.
In Siberia in Ruffia, according to the late account of Kotzebue who was banith-the ed thither by the emperor Paul, a loaf of wheat-flour bread weighing fix pounds, fells only for four French fols, nearly equal to three cents. Beef and fowl fell at one fol and an half, that is a little more than one cent; and butter at between three and four French fols, that is, from two to three cents a pound. On the other hand, the farmer, in that uncommercial country, has to give a most exorbitant price for foreign articles. A quart of brandy cofts two roubles and an half; fugar is a rouble a pound, a roubie being the fame in value as our dollar.
The Doctor's ingenious device, which he prudently used for the purpose of selfcorrection, might go far, if it was brought into a general ufe, in correcting the faults and mending the manners of mankind. A large portion of human faults fprings from inattention or inconfideration; and might be corrected by frequent felt exam
Fervidus has a warm affectionate heart, but is fo liable to fudden gufts of anger, that fcarcely a day happens wherein he does not pour out fome bitter expreffions even against his best friends; and which he never fails to regret as foon as his paffion has fubfided. If Fervidus would be at the trouble of recording, every evening, the paffionate and indifcreet expreffions of the preceeding day, he would foon learn to bridle his tongue.
Garrulus means no body any ill, and is not wanting in understanding; but an uncommon portion of innate vanity prompts him, in all companies, to engrofs the converfation, and frequently to tell long and marvellous flories;-obferving always to make himfelf the hero of his own tales. By keeping a regular Diary, tho' it should only contain remarks and comments upon phifiognomy of the companies in whofe prefence he had, from time to time, related his tedious, incredible and egotistical naratives, Garrulus might find a cure for his egotif and might learn to keep within the bounds of credibility.
Vivida is a kind compaffionate woman; but has fuch a blabbing tongue that the frequently expofes herfelt and wounds the peace of her acquaintance, by disclosing things which ought to have been kept within the repofitory of her own breast.By a proper ufe of the Franklinian alma- | nac, a cure of this unhappy foible would be certain and speedy.
Scores of inftances of faults, follies and foibles, might be mentioned, for which fuch a Diary might prove an excellent corrective; becaule by their regiftry and periodical reviews, there would naturally be excited a vigilant care to avoid them in future.
In short, as another year has commenced and new almanacs are needed, let Franklin's almanac be brought into general use. Let all who wish to amend their own ways,
keep a daily regifter of their faults, and
FOR THE BALANCE.
THE following representation of the opinions of the celebrated JOHN JAMES ROSSEAU, is a hasty translation from the French. The original was published at Amsterdam, in 1763. From much enquiry there is reason to suppose it has never appeared in an English dress. The manuscript is said to have been stolen from the author [a pupil of Rosseau] and given to the world without his consent. It manifests, that he was well acquainted with the rhapsodies, sophistry, and paradoxies of the Philosopher of Geneva.How much is it to be lamented, that a man of such genius-the author of an admirable system of education, and of excellent reflections on human life and manners, should likewise be the author of sentiments, which declare religion as fit only for despots and slaves-incorsistent with the happ ness of civil society-of sentiments which favour licentiousness and the commission of the worst of crimes. The beauty, warmth and energy of his style will ever be admired by the lovers of science But the votaries of religion and humanity, will guard against the infection of that subtile and dangerous poison, which is mingled with the most eligible and delicious repast.It is the misfortune of most of the young people who read the productions of this great genius, to admire and defend every thing he has written. Charmed by his facinating description, they assent as readily to his wildest reveries, as to his most important and useful truths. His Emelia and Confessions are equally praised by enthusiastic and unreflecting minds. If this curious performance tends to put them on their guard against his unjust censures and pernicious opinions, the wish of the translator will be satisfied.
PROFESSION OF PHILOSOPHIC || ing her into the greatest exceffes by the re-
example of honefty-Whilft in fhort, min-
BELIEVE only in one man, of boundless genius, the creator of a new world of reafonable beings, vifible and invifible; who is the light of lights, and the only fon of truth. Happy to be regenerat ed in him, and by him, I believe that he knows every thing, and that men know nothing that they are all neceffarily corrupted, and led aftray by knowledge; and that he alone has been perfected by it. That we ought to burn all books-except his, which we ought to admire.
With heart and mind, I fubfcribe to his fentiments, whilft he denies me tho't, and himself accumulates one reafon upon another; whilft he profcribes the moft ufeful arts and cultivates the moft frivo lous; whilft he conftitutes himfelf the champion of virtue, and compofes a volup: tuous romance; whilft he declaims againft the ufe of eloquence, and fpeaks without ceasing his favorite language; whilft he is inflamed with a holy zeal for decency, and at the fame time regrets, that girls do not dance in a flate of nudity with boys. He afferts, that laws are good for nothing;. and he has made laws. He defpifes religion, and profeffes it. He fends us into defarts; and fays defarts no longer exift. He detefts fociety, and laments bitterly his feperation from it. He pretends that the favage man is perfect; and he writes four volumes on the Tubject of educationand I have never ceafed to coincide with his fentiments, as much as he coincided with his own.
He affects an open and decided contempt for a celebrated nation, and refides in it from choice. He vilifies and calumniates it, and praifes its generofity. He honors and celebrates his country, and voluntarily flies from it. For the first time he defired to return to it at the very moment it denied him an afylum-and I have conftantly admired his noble contrarieties.
He declared that we had no mufic, and at the fame time our mufic was tranfported with fuccefs into the very bofom of Italy. -That in our fociety there were no virtues, and ftrangers from all countries came to enjoy them. That we were flaves, and himfelf, the partizan of Liberty, dwelt amongst us from preference. That we had no country, and at that time we offered the brightest and most heroic facrifices which hiftory records; always unfhaken in my belief, I have not hefitated to agree with him that we have neither mulic, virtue, liberty, nor country.
I am firmly perfuaded, that he has rendered a very fignal and important fervice to the human race, whilft he has taught the art of seducing a young girl, and allur
FOR THE BALANCE.
As cases similar to the above, are not unfrequent; and as no uniform and successful method has been
He affures us that every thing is evil in man living in fociety; and that one man's good is neceffarily another's evil. Soci- adopted in this country, for the recovery of persons ety ought then to diffolve itfelf; and nevertheless, it cannot diffolve. It always exifts; I conclude that men feel nothing of it; fociety is tranquil; men are then weak and cowardly; it is cherished by its members, and they cheerfully fupport it;
suffocated by charcoal, the annexed case, extracted from the Transactions of the Humane Society of
England, (into which it is copied from a French
I declare in the face of the earth that all
DUNSTABLE, (N. H.) DEC. 13.
N Saturday morning, about 8 o'clock, TIMOTHY HADLEY, aged about 18, was found dead in bed; a large quantity of froth mixed with blood, covering a confiderable part of his face,prefented a fhocking fpectacle. A young man (Charles Roby) of 21 years of age, who flept with him, appeared alfo in a pitiful fituation, though living. He was unable to speak or open his eyes, was confiderably fwolen and in great diftrefs. He was immediately removed, and medical aid was administered to him. It appeared in evidence to the Coroner's inqueft on the deceased, that the young men, who flept in a small and pretty tight chamber in which there was no fire place, had, about 9 o'clock, carried into their chamber a kettle of lighted charcoal ;-that both the young men were well when they went to bed and that nothing appeared in their previous conduct, which could raise a suf picion that they could have taken any thing with a defign to fhorten life. The jury's verdict was, that the deceafed came to his
death by misfortune. No doubt is enter. tained but it was the poifonous quality of the charcoal which affected the young men. On Saturday night, the charcoal which was not confumed, was again lighted in the fame chamber, and a cat fhut up in it. In the morning, the charcoal was about half confumed, and the cat dead. She appeared to have died fome time before morning. Roby is yet living.-On Saturday he was entirely fenfelefs; on Sunday morning he recovered his fenfes, but recollected nothing after he went to fleep on Friday night. It is expected he will recover.
SUFFOCATION BY CHARCOAL.
THE LIFE RESTORED BY MR. HARMANT.
"I WAS fent for by M. de Potier, to attend his cook; but, as I was not at home, they had recourse to another phyfician. This gentleman judging, from the appearance of the patient, that it was an appoplectic fit, he ordered the remedies ufual in fuch cafes.They concluded that the patient was abfolutely dead, and from that moment every remedy was difcontinued.
It was not be fore two o'clock in the afternoon that I was informed either of the invitation in the morning or of the ftate of the patient. I ran to his affiftance; on my entering the doors, the other phyfician happened to meet me, told me the cook was dead, and that every kind of aid had been adminiflered in vain.
The numerous attendants were already preparing for his funeral ceremony-I immediately examined his body with the ftricteft attention;--and I found his face livid, and a little fwollen; the eyes half open, bright, prominent; the mouth clof ed, teeth fixed, the neck enlarged, the belly very much wollen: there was neither pulfe nor respiration..
I concluded that the appearances were the effect of vapour of lighted charcoal. -The girl had carried up, the pieceding night, a brafier with charcoal: the next morning, when fhe went into the room to awaken him, the found him in the above fituation.
I ordered him to be placed naked upon feat in a court by the fide of a fountain. I began with throwing cold water in his face by glafsfuls, and defired the affiftants to follow my example; but they complied with reluctance, being prepoffeffed that the