In defense of TJ
fcribed on the memory of CTerv tiue Ametican, to the lateft petiod. The Louifiana countiy was acquired at a time, when it was impofiible for the poflcffors to hold it much longer ; ard France, dieadirg the confe- quences, took the earlieft fleps to difpofe of it to the beft advantage. And lince we have been put -in the pclTeuTion of it, we have drawn upon our. fches ihe jea'oufy of all Europe. Viewed with an envious eye is our rapid progrefs towards wealth and power, unentangled with national warfare, enjoying ihe UHalienable rights of neutrality, and making the greateft fttidcs towards agriculture extending cur commerce. The late expedition cf captains Lewis and Clark, vill reflca en Mr. Jeffer fan a ray that befpeaks the man, uhofe penetrating genius has reached to ihe utmcft of human coitepiion, and unfold to the stftomfced world, vaft, extcnfive and heretofore unexplored regions. His radiance will now fpar- tie, and confound thofe rueful beings, who fnig. gercd at the experiment as a thing next to impoffi. bWty i while c-ptains Lewis and Clarke, with their nobU company, will receive the general ap. plaufe, and be rewarded with the tbankt of a grateful country. Many perfons have cenfured Mr. Jefferfon for appointing general Wilkinfon, in addition to the two thority Icy, How large It is fupported a few edthe Kentucky, through We Burr but it fenger, Nor the or either accounts where It will way to retinue.