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Huzza for the liberty of the prefs!!!

Down with the gag law: Away with all oppreffion and reftiain'. Stop a moment, I juft want to choke a few of thefe Ariftocrats, and then you may cry out as much as you please-Oh, if you only want to gag an Ariftocrat, its all well enough. It your duty to proceed; it is the part of patriotifm to check these fellows. But to fqueeze the wind pipe, or ftop the tonge of a good Republican, even if he is republican-too much as Mr. Smilie fays, it's downright tyranny.-ib.

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Refolved, That Hezekiah L. Hofmer, Elifha Williams, Jacob R. Van Renffel. aer, and Reuben Folger, be a committee to correfpond with the committees appointed by the Federalifts in the other counties, compofing the middle diftrict.

Refolved, That the following perfons be appointed to promote in their feveral towns, the election of the above mentioned candidates, viz.

Philip Rockefeller, Peter Sharp, William Schepmoes, Frederick Rockefeller, Henry Rockefeller, Coenradt B Lafher, John Kortz, Jacob H. Miller, Jofiah Nath, and Peter Hyfer in the town of Germantown.

Samuel Wilbore, Hofea Beebe, Timothy Oakley, Jofeph Veal, Ebenezer Baf fet, Job Northrop, William Holdridge, Ebenezer Cady, jun. Caleb Knight, John I. Miller, Edward Upton, Elkanah Briggs and Allen Bullis, in the town of Chatham.

Samuel Edmonds, John C. Ten Broeck, William Begraft, Claudius I. Delamater, Jofhua Tobey, Reuben Morton, jun. Leverett Crittenden, Hezekiah L. Hofmer and Elifha Williams of the city of Hudfon.

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fuppofed her deftined victim to be asleep : but where, in confequence of the agreement of which fhe was ignorant, her own daughter was then lying, and poured boiling fat down her throat. She foon however difcovered her mistake, and recognized her daughter by her cries, called loudly for help, but all affiftance was ufelefs, as the unfortunate girl expired in the moft dreadful agonies.

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THERE lived in New-Jerfey, at the period of our revolutionary war, a remarkable dwarf, who, though from twenty to thirty years old, and poffeffing a commen degree of understanding, was only three feet high, and proportionably fmall in oth er refpects. This manikin was introduced to General Washington, who afked him whether he was a whig or a tory: to which the little gentleman (ftrutting himfelf up) replied, that he had not hitherto taken a very active part on either fide.

A LATE Chinefe Edit, which prohibits the importation of opium into any part of that Empire, goes on to fpecify, "and all other drugs or articles whatJoever, that fhall have been found to pofJefs the fame or fimilar effects; as Ale, Beef, Pudding, Methodist Sermons, Modern Epic Poems, &c."

IN the country of the Indians in Eafl-
Florida, about 75 miles weft of St. Auguf-
tine, there is a green, level plain, above
15 miles over, and 50 in circumference;
on which there is
a tree or a
bufh of any kind to be feen. It is encir.
cled with high floping hills, covered with
waving forefts, and fragrant orange-groves,
rifing from an exuberantly fertile foil.
Morfe's Gazetteer.

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A HORRIBLE crime was lately com-
mitted in the environs of Vienna. A girl
who had been in fervice in that city, and
had faved 400 florins, fet out from thence
for the purpofe of taking the money home
to her family. In her way fhe stopped at
a public house in a village in order to pass
the night, the mafter and miftrefs of which
were her relations. Having related to her
hoftefs the object of her journey, the lat-
ter formed the diabolical project of mur-
dering her for the purpofe of getting pof-panies,
feffion of the money. In order to execute
this horrid crime with greater facility, the
propofed that the girl fhould fleep in her
own chamber in her daughter's bed, and
that the latter fhould remove into a clof-
et, which was affented to.-Before they
retired to reit, however, and in the ab.
fence of the mother, the two coufins had
fome converfation, and at length agreed
that the daughter fhould fleep in her own
bed, and that the other girl fhould fleep
in the clofet, after which they both retired
to their refpective beds as agreed upon
between themselves. Soon after midnight
the mother repaired to the bed where the

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ADDRESS

TO. THE TREE ELECTORS OF THE COUN
TY OF COLUMBIA.

BEATTIE.

HUDSON, (NEW-YORK) TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1803.

oppreffion and tyranny in the hands of
ambitious demagogues, who, under the
beguiling pretence of cherishing and pro-
moting liberty, are aiming to rivet on the
necks of the people the heavy and galling
yoke of ariftocracy.

from the diforganifing principles and the conflicting powers of Europe, menaced its deftruction.

You

Public happinefs has been poifoned at the fountain.-The federal government was oppofed in its firft outfet. From the revWe had formerly beheld our nation,olutionary contagion imported from France, that has fpread like a peftilence ; under that rope of fand, the old confederation, funk into a condition of contempt from foreign intrigues, and from difapOU are again called upon to at home and abroad ;-without revenue, pointed ambition, this oppofition to the exercife the right and to perform the duty without money, without credit-fuffering federal fyftem received a conftant accefof freemen, in choofing men to reprefent the horrors of anarchy, and brought to the fion of numbers and ftrength. Many of you in the Senate and general Affembly brink of that yawning deep, which had the original oppofers of the federal conof this State. With great care and atten- fwallowed up all the former free republics. ftitution obtained feats in the firft Contion to the public good, fuch a ticket has We beheld the fwift progrefs to national grefs: they formed a phalanx in oppofi been formed and voted, at the late county- deftruction inftantly arrefted. A convention to thofe meafures, which were necefmeeting, as, it is confidently hoped, will tion of the states was fummoned, and met : fary to give consistency, ftrength and digembrace the general interefts. To your the federal conftitution was formed, ratifi.nity to the government: they oppofed judgment and candour its merits are cheered and accepted: Washington was placed the fyftem of neutrality, and zealously estally fubmitted. The prefent is a very at cur head, in peace, as in war.-His poufed the caufe of France.-Soon the folemn and interesting crifis in our public politics were honeft, confiftent, wife and character of Washington began to be af affairs; and demands the vigilance, and noble. The nation was new-born: it failed: horrid attempts were made to gibthe vigorous exertions of every intelligent. threw off its fack cloth, and clad itself in bet his fair fame. Against the administrafriend to this country. United, we tion of Adams the fyftem of calumny was the robe of joy. A national revenue was fland; divided, we fall." Uneftablished; private and public credit was purfued with increafing virulence. In Connecticut, in Miffachufetts, in revived; money, in great plenty, was principled foreigners were hired to blacken the characters of the federal officers; New-Hamphire, the principles of our thrown into circulation; the wheels of the baseft falfhoods were invented and revolution-the principles of the inmortal bufinefs were put in vigorous motion; the Washington, are increafing and triumph- farmer and the mechanic reaped the ample were published over the country. Thefe ing. Let the STAR that we behold rif wicked plots were fuccefsful. The peorewards of industry; commerce and naviing in the EAST, encourage our hearts,gation flourifhed; ftreams of plenty and ple, tho' enjoying the highest degree of animate our hopes, and quicken our ex- of wealth flowed over the country. Nei- profperity, became difcontented. The federtions. It is not for men that we contend,ther ancient nor modern hiftory records eral administration was difcarded; and but for the free principles of our confti- the inftance of any nation that rofe in anti-federal men have been gathering the tution. The queftion is not what partic-wealth and refpectability fo rapidly, as did fruit of the tree, which the federalifts had ular men fhall bear the honours and reap this nation, under the twelve years adminplanted, watered and tended with conftant. the profics of government; but the great iftration of Washington and Adams. Uncare and culture. queftion is, whether our government shall feduced by flatteries, unawed by threats, continue to exift on the establishment of the federal government, purfuing the line free republican principles; or, fapped in of a dignified neutrality, repelled the weight its foundation, shall become an engine of and fury of that horrible tempeft, which,

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Under this new order of things, we have feen the judiciary, which was a main pillar of the conftitution, weakened and crippled. Our infant navy, that, in cafe

of a war with which the country is now threatened, would be effentially needed, has been reduced, and partly lo'd for an inconfiderable fum. Taxes have been taken from the luxuries, and continued on the neceffaries of life. Congrels has aeliberated with clofed doors, in the feciccy of a conclave; and the refult has been, a vote of more than two millions of dollars to be at the difpofal of the prefident ;—but for what particular objects, the public is not informed. Mr. Monroe, with a large outfit and falary, has been fent an ambaffador to Europe:-the fame who was cafhiered and cenfured by Washington-the fame who faid, in fubftance, to the French directory, that if their law authorising depredations on the American commerce were for the benefit of France, the Americans would bear it "not only with patience, but with pleasure!"

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We have feen the treasures of the nation committed to the hands of a Geneve. an, who was a conftant oppofer of the adminiftration of Washington, and an actor in the Weftern infurrection. We have feen a fyftem of political intolerance defpotic and wicked," commenced and purfued over the whole country; and more especially in this ftate. We have

feen the friends and followers of Wafhington, ftripped of the offices to which he had appointed them, and chafed from their flations, merely becaufe they were tederalifts. We have feen the bread of office fnatched from the mouths of war-worne foldiers, the brave defenders of their country, and given to fycophants whofe only merit was a violent party zeal. We have recently feen a legislature altering the charter of a great city and multiplying its wards, without the confent of its corporation; eftablishing a large bank, in the direction of which a political party is exclufively concerned; changing and fplicing together election-districts; and confuming its time in other fimilar matters, the objefis whereof are but too notoriðus,

In a word, there is eftablishing in this country a frightful ariftocracy, under the fpecious and impofing cloak of patriotifm and veneration for the people. To cheak the growth of this aristocracy, and to bring back the government to the orig. inal principles of the conflitution, is the fummit of our wishes and under these impreffions, and with fuch views, we invite all honeft men to form a union; and to exert themselves by their fuffrages, and fair and conftitutional method, every to fave this falling republic.

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By order of the county meeting,

S. EDMONDS, Chairman. H. W. LIVINGSTON, Clerk.

affection, the refemblance of him whom the has loft forever. We fee the aged matron bending over the afhes of her fon. He was her darling: for he was generous and brave, and therefore his fpirit led him to the field in defence of his country.We can obferve another oppreffed with unutterable anguilh. Condemned to conceal her affection; forced to hide that paffion which is at once the torment and delight of life; fhe learns that thofe eyes which beamed with fentiment, are clofed in death; and his lips, the ruby harbinger of joy, lie pale and cold, the miferable appendage of a mangled corpfe. Hard, hard indeed muft be that heart which can be infenfible to fcenes like these, and bold

man who dare prefent to the Almighty Father a confcience crimfoned with the blood of his children.

Yes, fir, we wifh for peace: but how is the bleffing to be preferved? I fhall here repeat a fentiment I have often had occa

THERE are many fubjects which are
not easy to underfland, but it is always
eafy to mifreprefent; and when arguments
cannot be controverted, it is not difficult
to calumniate motives. That which can-
not be confuted may be miftated. The
pureft intentions may be blackened by
malice; and envy will ever fofter the
Fouleft imputations. This calumny is a-
mong the fore evils of our country. It
began with our earlieft fuccefs in feventy-the
eight, and has gone on with accelerated ve
locity, and encreafing force, to the prefent
hour. It is no longer to be checked, nor
will it terminate but in that fweep of gen-
eral deftruction, to which it tends, with a
flep as fure as time, and fatal as death.fion
I know that what I utter will be mifunder-
tood, mifreprefented, deformed and diftort-
ed; but we must do our duty. This, I
believe, is the laft fcene of my public life;
and it shall like thofe which preceded, be
performed with candor and truth. Yes,
my noble friends, [addreffing himself to
the federal fenators near him] we shall foon
part to meet no more. But, however fep.
arated, and wherever difperfed, we know
that we are united by juft principle and
true fentiment. A fentiment, my coun-
try, ever devoted to you, which will ex-
pire only with expiring life, and beat in
the laft pulfation of our hearts.

to exprefs. In my opinion there is nothing worth fighting for but national honor for in the national honor is involved the national independence. I know that a flate may find itfelf in fuch unpropitious circumftances that prudence may torce a wife government to conceal the fenle of indignity. But the infult should be engraven on tablets of brafs with a pencil of feel. And when that time and chance which happen to all fhall bring forward the favorable moment, then let the avenging arm ftrike home. It is by avowing and maintaining this fltern principle honor, that it can be preferved. But let it not be fuppofed that any thing I fay has the lightest allufion to the injuries fultained from France while fuffering in the pangs of her revolution. As foon fhould I upbraid a fick man for what he might have done in the paroxifms of difcale. Nor is this a new fentiment: it was felt and avowed at the time when these wrongs were heaped upon us, and I ap.

Mr. Prefident, my object is peace. 1 could affign many reafons to thew that this declaration is fincere. But can it be neceffry to give this fenate any other affu rances than my word? Notwithstanding the acerbity of temper which results from party flife, gentlemen will believe me on my word. I will not pretend like my horo. ab'e colleague (Mr. Clinton,) to def-peal for the proof to the files of our fecrecribe to you the walle, the ravages and the tary of flate.-The deftinies of France horrors of war. I have not the fame har- were then in the hands of monsters.. By monious periods, nor the fame mufical the decree of heaven fhe was broken on the tones; neither fhall I boaft of chriftian wheel, in the face of the world, to warn charity, nor attempt to difplay that ingen- mankind of her folly and madnefs. But ious glow of benevolence fo decorous to thefe fcenes are paft away.-On the throne the cheek of youth, which gave a vivid the cheek of youth, which gave a vivid of the Bourbons is now feated the first of tint to every fentence he uttered, and was, the Gallic Cæfars. At the head of that if poffible, as impreflive even as his elo- gallant nation is the great, the greatest man quence. But though we poffefs not the in the prefent age. It becomes us well to fame pomp of words, our hearts are not confider his fituation. The things he has infenfible to the woes of humanity. We atchieved compel him to the atchievement can feel for the mifery of plundered towns, of things more great. In his vast career the conflagration of defencelefs villages, we muft foon become objects to command vaft attention. We too in our turn mu and the devaftation of cultured fieids.By fubmiffion we Turning from thefe features of general dif- contend or fubmit. trefs, we can enter the abode of private al-may indeed have peace alike precarious fliction, and behold the widow, weeping and ignominious. But is this the peace as the traces, in the pledges of connubial,which we ought to feek? will this fatis

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From the Speech of 3r. MORRIS in the Senate of
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fy the juft expectations of our country? No. Let us have peace permanent, fecure, and if I may ufe the term, inde. = pendant. Peace which depends not on the pity of others, but on our own force. Let us have the only peace worth having; a peace confiftent with honor.

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A gentleman near me (Mr. Jackfon) has = told us the anecdote of an old courtier - who faid that the intereft of his nation was the honor of his nation. I was furprifEed to hear THAT idea from THAT gentleBut it was not his own. Such is that gentleman's high fenfe of his perfonal honor, that no intereft would induce him to facrifice it. He would not permit the proudest prince on earth to blot or foil it. ■Millions would not purchase his honor, and will he feel lefs for the honor of his country? No, he will defend it with his best blood. He will feel with me that our national honor is the beft fecurity for peace and our profperity. That it involves at once our wealth and power. And in this view of the fubje&t I must contradict a fentiment which fell from my honorable colleague (Mr. Clinton.) He tells us the principle of this country is peace and commerce. Sir, the avowal of fuch principles will leave us neither commerce nor peace. It invites others to prey on that commerce which we will not protect, and fhare the wealth we dare not defend. Bur Jet it be known that you fland ready to facrifice the laft man and the left fhilling in defence of our national honor, and thofe who have affailed will beware of you.

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Last week the editor of the Bee had a fair oppertunity for shewing his candor. He had it in his power to obliterate, by a single honest act, that black mark which his conduct towards Major Ten Broeck had fixed upon his front. The calls of honcr. justice and truth, were loud and strong-but, alas! Holt heeded them not. Yielding up to the em braces of the foul fiend of jacobinism, he resolved to remain a ***** still. Never was a man more shamefully abused, and wrongfully calumniated― never was a man treated with more cruelty and injustice than Major Ten Broeck has been in the case of which we are now speaking. We do not exag. gerate. We will state facts and leave the public to judge.

It was found that the removal of Major Ten Broeck from the office of surveyor and inspector had excited the public indignation, and was likely to inure the cause of democracy and the popularity of the president. Holt, therefore, undertook the task of defending the conduct of the president." And this he attempted in a truly democratic manner-that

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is, by slandering Major Ten Brocck. We repelled his charges as our readers have seen, and nothing now remains but to take a view which was omitted last week for reasons then stated.

In the Bee of the 12th inst. the following paragraph appeared, among several others equally false, but relating principally to ourselves :--

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"We declare to the world that Mr. "Ten Broeck was confiderably in deb "to the fupervifor at the time of his dif miflal; that of the fum which he owed, not a fingle cent has ever found its way to the treafury or any of the officers of the United States; and that "there is nearly 3000 dollars ftill due on "his account. We challenge a contra. "diction of this ftatement, and call upon "Mr. Sampfon to difprove it. And it "he will not yet acknowledge its correctnefs, we pledge ourselves to con"vince the public of its truth, and the falfhood of those who deny it.'

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Until this time, Major Ten Broeck had treated the slanders of the Bee with the utmost contempt. He had long since settled his accounts with the su pervisor, and had taken up his bond, with a receipt in full endorsed on the back by the Attorney of the United States, for every cent which he found himself indebted on set.lement. With true integrity in his heart, and ample proof of it in his hands, what had he to fear from the base attacks of an hired slanderer? For himself he had nothing to fear.-Buthe had a family, the peace and happiness of which was to be destroyed-Actuated by the feelings of a husband and a father, Major Ten Broeck was at length induced to come forward in defence of his reputation. He knew he had a right to demand from the editor of the Bee full and complete satisfaction; but probably calling to mind an old and fa. miliar adage, he chose to proceed in a different He procured a certificate from two gen. tlemen of the party opposed to him in politics-gentlemen of respectability, who had both seen his o riginal bond, with his discharge and receipt in full on the back of it. [Copies of the receipt and certificates were publi.bed in the Balance of last week] The receipt proved that every cent which was due from Major Ten Broeck to the United States was actually paid on settlement in January last, to Edward Livingston, Attorney of the United States, in whose hands the bond had been placed. Major Ten Broeck called on Holt, shewed him the original bond and receipts, and requested him to publish the latter in his paper, together with the certificate of the gentlemen above mentioned. Holt pretended to feel the greatest pleasure in having an opportu nity to do Major Ten Broeck justice, and promised to comply with his request. We, shail now see in what manner Holt conducted., Instead of making that ample and explicit recantation which justice demanded ;-instead of acknowledging the falshood

* If Holt_should not perfectly understand this, we would bint to him, that there are men, who are such compleat bankrupts in bɔnor and bonesty, as to be incapable of rendering any satisfaction for injury.

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After "declaring to the world that of the sum which Major Broeck owed, not a single cent has ever found its way to the treasury or any of the officers of the United States; and that there is nearly $3,000 still due on his account," Helt "sincerely (yes, reader, since cly) regrets the necessity of saying so much," &c. Now let us put the dissembling slanderer's " sincerity" to the test. Immediately after the publication above quoted, he was convinc ed by sufficient proof, that all his charges against Major Ten Broeck were utterly false. And what then became of his sincere regrets? Did he offer any atonement to the injured man? No! Instead of pouring balm into the wound he had inhumanly inflicted, he applied to it nothing but rankling poison. And yet, reader, Holt has been known to prate about his candor, his sincerity, his humanity. It is much to be regretted that any man is so far blinded by party prejudice, as to believe that he possesses either. After such conduct, does Holt deserve to be trusted or believed? Will any man, who is in pursuit of truth, ever hereafter place any reliance on the Bee? Will the sober, the serious, and the virtuous, lend their aid to such a paper?

The following correct, elegant and sublime lines, were lately placed over an electioning communication, in the Portsmouth Republican Ledger, for the purpose of promoting the election of Mr. Langden.

"The true Republic patriot sense "That animates the breast

"Will crown our country's wishes now, "With happiest success!!!

In the same paper, about one hundred exclumation points are dispersed over a column of electionecring matter Webster's Spelling bock informs us that an exclamation point marks out a passage like O, the folly of sinners !"

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