5 april 1802 evening post

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, re-cued tak- quanii-ty prcce-,i;n of pro- pro-cecdimr to by the a m-sr-rtiin? m-sr-rtiin? to for n,, j.u. a-mend a-mend mo-tirm mo-tirm the be on was this was the tit sect these the an aeci-sl.m sales the tor ludicrous in tx-hodi tx-hodi h vl told then Hat if OuV b4 re Vcecl the tAtbfert jo nunscnac ami ab-artli ab-artli ab-artli J it ow bnJy mxk. aivd Uatl a thry insisted upon ttiinn. up lh inolion. Iliey were now at l.ueny w o.po4 of iho part ad ding io their own ia4e. . - ' . . . Aftiftftlft.ftMi tksifttiH4ffatl that lit haJ a rilit lo be informu J. eilhe; by the irsraker orihetlerk wl atJu-ull atJu-ull atJu-ull bedww witlt tf, and ha mui put iL llie speaker repi.ey urn ira sjuunn. uput) inserlini co;iee in wi ihmaimi put. , Some gmilVman propord to insert it between between Ihe word jdeatttruUt and turriagtt, to a lo read, plirulle of.t mrria ftt. The perplexity every moiwni incrran, worn iyr. Dtnuii rose and said, if the motion iW inserting the word were f arrn-d, arrn-d, arrn-d, it would then l in w-tier w-tier w-tier to bring up another motion, by which the puce ol insertion nugnt iw etu . One of the rentlemtii who voted for a divi sion of the que turn then ro-cand ro-cand ro-cand declared, thai he found him lf in to great embarra smer.t in consequence ol the division, thai he thought It impossible to proceed, anu moveo a reetnistin;-ration reetnistin;-ration reetnistin;-ration of the vote. Itwatvery evidenl, by thi lime, that the ministerial cct were ar.ing wiihixit their in-struilioni, in-struilioni, in-struilioni, and Inew not what lo do. 'Hieir ulimaieexprdi.-itt ulimaieexprdi.-itt ulimaieexprdi.-itt was to call lor an adjourn ment. 1 he motion wa loa, oniy 3 rising in favtairofil. The motion for considering then recurred. It wa asked by Mr. Baard whether that wat a question of order and of course ono which cool I not be debated, i The sneaker asked for time to look at the rote beforo making a deci sion. An adjtiurnmeiil was again lalUsd loi and carried. S'EIY-YORK S'EIY-YORK S'EIY-YORK EVENING rOW. MONDAY, APRIL 3, IM. Inked hardly declare that it it with reluc tance inexpressible I find myelf compelled to obtrude my ersoiial concern on the attention of the public. Sensible that an apology is ne cessary for occupying that portion of my paH?r with my own tubjoct, which ought to be allot, ted to the amusement of itt'reade s, I beg per- per- mission to ay that I owe it lo the respectable patronage with which my excrtiont are honor cd, to a regard for ray connexion and friend., and I lrut I may without indecorum add, to a projnrr degree of self-respect, self-respect, self-respect, to repel in the licit manner I am able, all ca!ummet which strike directly at my integrity. In the Citizen of January last appeared a paragraph, in which the Editor of that papar, after attempting to fix some dishonorable conduct on me, charged me with having withheld withheld from Col. Burr hi part of the profit ofour law partnerships which, taking tlie whole par agraph in connection, must be intended to mean a fraudulent withholding. After con sulting with some of my friends, I wrote in the evening' paper of the same day, a short reply, from which the following an extract "Ii is unfortunate for the truth that Col. Burr i absent at Washington, else in a short time, every every slanderous fact staled in the libel should lie completely disproved. A detail of the private concerns of the Editor and Col. Burr would be now indelicate and improper, as it re.-pects re.-pects re.-pects that gentleman. The Editor contents himsclt at present, with declaring, that none of his com er s with Col. Burr need raise a temporary uneasiness on his account, in the mind of the most scrupulous. Of this he solemnly pledges to produce, in due time, the most satisfactory pronl. Uc ha reason to believe, that these alumnie have been long since circulated in dark whispers and in a manner not to be traced traced ; they are now openly and unequivocally published to the world : Of the spargere voces in rulgutn ambiguat, it was not possible to take the proper notice; they have at length come out, and they shaH be fairly and openly encountered." When I committed myself thus fully, I relied for proof, partly on facts re corded in books and papers, but principally on Col. Burr himself. I did believe that the polit ical differences which existed between that gentleman and myself and which it was always well understood had subsisted both before or acquaintance, and during its continuance, would not have had any weight with him in a case of this kind : a case in which I thought he owed it to himself as well as to me, to have been prompt and explicit. Although I was not ignorant that Col. Burr does not number me in the list of his friends, yet disdaining to harhnur anv unworthy suspicions, I wrote to him the following letter, in the full confidence, .n must be seen, of receiving a fair and satis factory answer. AVu-Vor. AVu-Vor. AVu-Vor. Jan. 18, 1902. (IS. I in, hue for vour oerusal a naraeraoii from ihe Citizen of Friday last, in which you will perceive, that among other things, my profes sional concern with you, are int.oduccd, wilh a view of injuring me with ihe public. It consist consist best with my own ideas ot ropriety, and with personal resiecl to you, sir, to refrain fiom answering what is there slated, by exhibiting viv details of fact relative to the business of .he office, till I shall have first made this application application to you. You wi .1 perceive it "is assert ed thai Icamekrrt i ltolut iJ!ect0md ikai yok rtteiitd m Movant homtt ml C lorf y dstmtiK. i .at Witt not i uc-icvc uc-icvc uc-icvc nowaic to tay triattuMisafalhuiid anJ that to our coo. nev.ii.in, it wa made on the uoal le. rat of part. nerh'p and from tl jal motim. Again, it it said.' fM lived on your Ikmavv omt ort years, W became aequHimeJ tiv yo,r d. mcuic ifmln, ml ftmrds d.tmed, tnyovr injury, tniltert com itt:4 lo smt ! CMHJcMce, and proclaimed y-r y-r y-r kumionvwnt tmUpuK. tic ut hu implant ela tion, and further, that ti.igfrruttd tktm inl'K dawnrikt fdlttkoodt. eie, sic, you vsiU. I pre-umr, pre-umr, pre-umr, recollect, Uiat o fiir from living o your fWif y, my siurt u( ihe receipt of ihe oflice raitm veiuially tJxt olaflixding mo a subsistence: I o this slate, incut I mjst aLo tU, that no muniui were ver liiane.1 inu bv m, lo any i.aiucal.le k- k- l a r mount. I cannot be anwerat iw Mr any ihing which nsv hive anpeiwcd in lhenrwia;cT. and have Nfii iuiproM?.ly imtmlisl lue 1 do not therefore know to what lheTiaei. lutle when it pc:ik of dhul'ini your a. rmcrrMS. Certain I am, that I oa.l never have been gvuhy of such an act, ha,l I bcr made acauainud wi:h them ; but at ko cj. tdtHctoftkelind vm ever rtpotd in me, it uus not pouiMS i fo.u irrrpy cny. t ipn heicfiom lhebr4of my rcco U-c.hi, U-c.hi, U-c.hi, and, at well at in my pieviosi asverlion, I irly ui a consciousnet of integ. ily. lastly, ii it taid ll.at 1 have uuhhtli your kalf oiheprojus the Vjjfcr. By Mining to Ihe account of monies received, )ouwiil jscrcrive, lhal when- when- v. e set mratcd, there wat a balance of between 3') and VJi. die to you. but scve al bint of cost remained, some of which have since been paid to you, and soma of them tome; the larger amount however. 1 1elieve. h been received by ou, to that I imagine that the balance on a settlement at iliit time, would k in my favor. I lowcver U.i may be, there t, 1 presume, no pouiuie pretence pretence to ground an insinuation of my having fraudulently withheld money from youj if there ever bad been in your mind any tut h. v ou would I think at Ist l;avc first rocnuonerj ir ii 10 me yo.ii iv. i. Butlcanm doubt your readiness. Sir, ta acquit me fully and irnequivra!ly, from this as well a from the other charges ha e exhibited. I have desired my fiiend Gen. Morris lo wait on ou personally with this letter, that if an thing explanatory should be desiie.1 by you, he may communica'e it to me. It may ba proper to tay that I wish fin such an answer a may be published, and put an end to litis unpleaant alTUir at once : You will I hope perceive perceive the propriety of thit request and acced to it. I nm. Sir, Your obedient Servant, i Wm. COLEMAN. Tothehon. Aaron Burr, Esa. . ; By the mail of the 29th January, I received a letter fiom General Morri, dated th 55tirf of which tlie following is an extract : " Ag eeably to your request, I waited on Colonel Burr this morning and presented him-your him-your him-your letter. He informed me tliat he had anticipated anticipated you, and showed me copie of two letter, under date of the 2 1st inst. directed to jvlr. , accompanied with n parugraph for Mr. Chcttham to puUUh, and which letters I. Iiarl directed him to .hew you. I think these lclters contain every thing you wish ii answer to your request. Tlie following letter, written the same day to Colonel Burr, will render any narrative here superfluous : New-York, New-York, New-York, January 29, 1802.' SIR. . . , r. ed a leller this morning from Uen- Uen- eral Morri, informing me, that in compliaiw with my request, he had ca led on you ana ae- ae- ivcred you my letter, and that you informed lim vou " had anticipated my request." &C (copying the above.) " Permit me, sir, to make you my best acknowledgments, acknowledgments, and those af my family, for .ah as nrvtm nt niiemnt. before vou were sidicit- sidicit- ed, to remove the cal jmny which hat been a wantonly levelled against me. , - " A soon as I received the information, 1 wrote a note to Mr. , to ak him if ha had yet seen any thing of your letters i He- He- . . IT . - i . T. Iltf lias since been at my omce, to ten ni s... .-s-j .-s-j .-s-j .-s-j .-s-j had come to hand in due lime, but mat n tvaa vested with a discretion, or wa on such terms with you as to feel himself at liberty to exercise it, whether to shew the letters and - make the publication, or not; and that it was his opinion that as Colonel Burr's name had been brought before the public in this affair, without his knowledge or consent, he had nothing to do with it, and ought not to appear in it ; that he had declined to call on Cheelham with the paragraph, paragraph, because f 1 : T : Tha the had not before called on me, because he had hoped I should be wil ing to let the subject die away, without seeking in llu or any other manner to revive it. He informed informed me that he had written to you on the subject, subject, to impress you with a sense of the propriety propriety of thi proceeding, and that as soon as he should hear from you he would call on me? again. I told him I would at bis request, wait for vour answer ; but that as I liad engaged to the public that I would exculpate myself from the charges which hai been made, I shonli certainly hold mvself fxmnd to fulfil the obligationthat obligationthat although I could readily allow for the feelings of Colonel Burr, and the. sensibility sensibility of hi friends, yet that something was al-o al-o al-o di'. in raw own fi-t'linir. fi-t'linir. fi-t'linir. and lire en-ibility en-ibility en-ibility of those connected xvith me, which had been more deeply wounded than even my own. " Your polite and humane anticipation of my first tetter, a&sures me, sir, that I need adij nothing to induce you to say what truth an justice require. I have more pari iculaily. request )oulo declare, whether in all my pn- pn- The name it concealed at the request of the gentleman. . , f The rr;on were mentioned in the letter tit not neicssary ta repeat them here.

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The Evening Post (New York, New York)05 Apr 1802, MonPage 2
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