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MEDICINES. THE Pqrr who may find it diftanc-, tn make ufeof Mr. Hunter's truly meritorious offer, will be fupflied with barley, oatmeal. See. hy ap- lying at the fubfcribcr's store. No. Murket-flreet. ROBERT STAFFORD. Tnfurance Company of the Srate of Pennsylvania. THF. Office will be kept ufitil further notice at the School House in Germantown. The Ccfripany still retain the room in Chefnut, above! Seventh flreet, wbere a person will to receive and give an wcrs to applications, every day frurh to iihtil i o'clock. Sept I-j. djtlawtf Bank of North America, September Sth, 1797. ON Monday the Notice' for all Notes or Bills payable at fall dueonthnt and the enfuinjj 6 days, will be served on the Fay- rrs: And the like Notices on every Monday, till the further ordersofthc wish- 1 ing to deposit iSitcs or' Bills for Collection, which are to fall due within the week, mud tfcemfulves undertake to give notice to the Payers. dtf The Health-Office I. rrwjovd to the City-Hall, and is kept open day, where person? having bufiri'fs jnay apply. Ww. ALLEN, Health-Officer. Sept. 4. dtf NOTIC K. THF. Offices of the Department of War are for the pr sent removed near to the Falls of the Scuylkill, on the Ridge Road. Sep'emhcr dtf i'he Inhabitants of the DiltridJ; of Southwark, A RF. informed that a Coacheeis provided, to be jl. kept at the Conflables' office, the north east earner cf Front and Almond streets, where the friends of those sick persons who deflre to be re- moved to City Hospital, arc requested to males a Heart: will be kept in readiness for the removal of the dead. JONATHAN PENROSE N. The Poor, who wijh to remove to the Tents on Schuylkill, may tie furniAed with orders hy applying above. 39 Fir sale or to be let on rent, valuable Lot trf Ground OITUATE ot the north-eift corner of nut and Fifth streets, fronting the State- House square. This lot is fifty-one feet front on Walnut street, and one hundred and thirteen feet and an half on Fifth street there are at pret'ent two small two story brick houses, and a number of small tenements thereon. Alfa, for Sale, Two three story Brick Houses With convenient wharf, situate on Water-Areet, between Mulberry and Saflafras streets, containing in front Water street fifty-four feet, and continuing that breadth eastward fest, then widening to the south thirteen feet fix inches, l'hefe houses ave the convenience of a public alley adjoining on the north fide, and are a very defirabte situation for a merchant, flour others who may have occasion for storage of goods. This property will be fold on very reasonable terms forcafh. For further information apply the printer. July 31. The Subscriber has for Sale, assortment India Muflirw, cmrfr a fine India Seoty Romalls Blue Cloths and Checks Bandanna Handkerchiefs Blue red and Gilli Handkerchiefs An invoice of Irilh Linens and Sheetings, well a(Tortcd A box of Diapers Silk Umbrellas Two boxes ef fine Spices, cociining Nutmegs, Mace and Cloves Black Pepper of firft quality Eifl India Ginger 1 Java Sugar A quantity of Madeira Wine Ditto of Gin Roll Brim Mordecai Lewis. Awuf! 11. aawlm At a Meeting of the Board of Property, June 6, 1797, Present John Hall, See'ry. Francis Johnfton, R. O. oflandoffice Dan. Brodhead, S. Nicholas Bettinger, 1 Vtrfiu I Samuel Cunningham. In this cafe the proof of service of notice be- ing inefficient, Itisordered that notice begiv- tn in one of the Philadelphia and York newfpa- pers weekly, for at leift eight weeks to the heirs or assignees of Samuel Cunningham deceased, to atftend the board on the firft Monday in November next, to shew caul'e why a patent fcould net iflue to Nicholas Bettinger for the land in question. i IA true Copy.) JOHN HALL, Secretary of the Land Office. Aug. is- 1' An elegant House in Arch Street. TO be let and entered on immediately a large and elepant house at the Corner of Arch and Ninth Street. There are two drawing rooms a and one dining largest is 31 feet by two are so by folding doors as to make but bne. Also, five bed rooms, be- fijfes sin the garret, well ftsifhed for fervsnts. There are stables and a coach house, with evry a convenience for a family. Enquire at No. 29, in North Seventh street, or at No. 218, Arch j( Street; a Aug. 15. FOR SALE, BRETAONES In cases German Cheeksin do. It Cambtjf Plattillas Oznabrige and silver Watches Window Glass 10 by 8 Glass Tumblcrsin cases Linseed Oil in casks, Ac. See. George Penned, 103, High-SireX. -I Jnly J. 3 aw t. Window Glass, Superior Qumlity, and cheaper than any othei (n the ei OF VARIOUS SIZES, ti From Bby 6 to 19 by Dy the single Box or may be bad at the Store of the corner of Arch and Front- James C. Samuel W. Fijher. Philadelphia, PHI A DELP nIA THURSDAY EVENING, SF ptfwbfr An Ordinance the Mayor to lorl row money in anticipation of the taxes of the present year, and for other purposes. WHEREAS great numbers of the inef. habitants of the city of Philadelphia have at present removed into the cuuntry, by reason whereof the taxes in due time, and it is neceflary that money (hould be immediately procured for the purpose of pitching, paving, repairing, lighting and watching the city. Be it therefore ordained and enafled by the citizens of Philadelphia in feleft and common councils aflembled, That the si of the city be and he is hereby authorised and empowered to borrow, on the credit of (1 the corporation, from either of the banks 5 in the said city, any sum or sums of money not exceeding ten thousand thousand dollars whereof'fliaU be applied to the repairing of unpaved Weets, in addir tion to the sum already appropriated for that, the remainder of the money so to be borrowed, is hereby appropriated for the purpose of hiring patroles, and other measures as the Mayor (hall deem neceflary for the protec, tion of the city, during the exiftirig cala: ity, and in anticipation of the taxes of the present year, towards the completion of such objects as have been heretofore dic rested by an ordinance, making tions for the year one thousand seven dred and ninety-seven. Enafted into an ordinance at Philadelphia, this twenty-sixth day of Sepj tem ber, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven. SAMUEL HODGSON, Preft dent of Common Council. FRANCIS GURNEY, President of Council. The following is from a correspondent I observe that the editor of the Aurora is at open hostility with you. I wish that in the paragraph appears to have incurred his wrath, you had substituted people for ting for certainly no nation have been so completely tricked out of their own (i. e. rights) as the French." The former is a very natural wish, and the.latter a very just remark. But the reason why the one exprcflion was not adopted rather than the other, was, on acequnt of a belief, that the only means by which tie people could again, in any degree, be restored to their own, is through the medium of the restoration of the king and becaufc this is believed to be the wish of nine-tenths of the people of France, tho' prevented from being exprefled witn its due force by the art and villainy of the other tenth. And every man will coincide in this opinion, who, from having attended to the French revolution, has seen, as every such man must have seen, that all the leading measures of the revolution, m. against the opinion of a solid art, by chicanery, deception, and by terror. The French have pretty plainly shewn, by and horrible experiment, that they are wholly unfit for, and cannot sustain, a free government, in any tolerable degree. And a speedy re-eflablifhment of a king, can alone prevent the renewal of those bloody scenes of and carnage which have already desolated that thriving empire. In this view every philanthropic mind mud heartily pray for the event. Who this king may be is a matter of very little consequence, so that he be not a log or a tiger let it be any body but the foi-difant Louis XVIII. whose principal aim seems always to have been to get as far as poflible from the reach of that villainous thing called gunpowdet." other reflections here present themselves but a prefTnre of various embarraflments prevents, at present, any further enlargement. As the progress of things in France will, in all probability, repeatedly renew the fubjeft, the opportunity cannot be considered as gone Trcnflatedfor the (N. T.J Gazette, From a worl written by the of anEleSor of Paris." It was published immediately after the conflict between the people of Paris and the conventional army, on the fubjeft of forcing the present constitution down thelthroats of the people, notwithstanding their weighty and just abhorrence of that part of it which fays that two thirds of the members of the new body shall be taken from the old butchering convention. Its.analogy to the charafter and views of the direC ory who is the foul of the terrorist party, will apologize for its translation and pnblication at the present 1 awful and interesting crisis. "Of all the feourges, which hell has vo- mited on the earth, since its existence, it is neceflary to be destitute of sense not to al- low that the tuoft terrible, fatal and execra- ble, is the revolutionary government. It is precisely what the prince of latin poets ap- 1 peared to prtfage to future generations in this celebrated verse, wkich paints in true colirs what or rather what would be the 1 revolutionary government of the French." MoNSTRUM, HORRENDUM, INFOR ME, 'INGEVS, CUI lUMEN ADEMPTUM Monflrum. There never was a pheno- menon more monstrous than this atrocious invention, this hideous child of frantic crime. It is neceflary to have seen it to have belier- ed in its existence. It is not only out ef na- 1 ture and againfl nature, but it is out of the class of things which it is poflible for man to conceive out of nature and againfl na- ture." Horrcndum. The horror which it was capable of inspiring and which in eifeft it did infpice, was such, that we cannot think of it without (liuddering, and Our posterity a thousand years hence will hardly have courage enough to pronounce its name. I have seen whole families tremble as from a violent fit of the fever and ague, shiver in all their fall into convulsive motions, iven when talked of before them. If it nfi pofllble to aflemble in one single frame, every horrible thing that the 1 world has produced since its creation, this chief-d'cetivre ugliness and deformity would be less (hocking than the single idea of the government. It alone has made more enemies, enemies to than every thing that could otherwise have been deviled to hasten her deftrudliou." Informc. All that the perversity, depravity, and pride of the wicked could invent of what was absurd, ridiculous, udforme'd, extravagant, flioicking, revolting, that the jmnlenfe Aore4ioufe of human follies could offer of inconceivable atrocity in silliness, in extravagance and ih stupidity, far from coming up to the revolutionary government. For who government, fays abftnee of revolution and he who fays revolutionary government, fays trfyfraaion of every kind of government, and fays even much more it fignifies, in ever)' sense of the words, the organization of disorganization, the systematizing coldly all of crimes, and drawing up a plan of chaos. It is the-ne plus ultra of folly, ignorance, and ferocity and heaven no doubt has been willing to fee how far human natnre could bear away the palm of infamous-cruelty over the infernal spirits." "It was a coloiTus of deformity, an enormous mass of absurdities and abominations of every kind, an immense pyramid ofxrimes of evfry which the registers of hell could not contain the simple nomenclature. This dreadful colossus appeared to have one foot on one hemisphere of the globe and one foot on the other; like the famous coloflus of the island of, Rhodes, between whose legs pasTed ships of the line. It extended, its rapacious hands to every thing it to be hofleft and virtuous rider heaven its steeled claws would plunge every thing stab, as we may fay, the two worlds to destroy them at the fame time. Its open mouth threatened to swallow the univcrfe and its empoisoned breath vomited a deadly plague over all the furface of France. It was a ghastly horrid wolf, ferocity would not have spared any living if heaven, touched with companion for poor fuffenng humanity had not finally fupprefTed the violence of his rage." Cut lumen ademptum. "In effeft, the instant that xhe revolutionary government took existence in France, was the epoch the most dark of our history; the fun enlivens no more the territory of France, but with a brightness fictitious and precarious. The father of light appears to bury himfelf with us in an eternal night; or rather, be concentrates himfelf in the sphere of his immortal rays, and hides himfelf from us, the better to isolate as from-all natures works. All the splendor, all the brilliancy of the universe was taruifhed every thing died with the reaftnr of thing with bis happiness all was destroyed the most noble portion of humanity perished and'the foul, which ennobled our existence plunge'd itfelf in the fight of its nothingness. He who created the revolutionary government 'acquires imprescriptible to the execration of his cotemporaries, to the sovereign contempt of posterity and to the never-ending punishments of eternity. Sis name (hall be consigned to the bloody and livid history of barbarity. This monster, the day of his creation said to the French nation, Frenchmen, to prove to you how much I despise you, and to. give to you an idea of the pleasure I feel in humiliating and vexing you, I am going to command anarchy in the name of the law, folly in the name ofreafon, atheism in the name of God you will obey! You will applaud Every thing I hive said as the revolutionary government I have thought and still think I have felt and still feel. But, however energetic my manner of exprefiing myfclf may appear to you, it falls short of the reality as the reptile is below the eagle and when I shall be in pofTefljon of Pandora's box, should I open and exhaust it, there would not go out of it a monster more hideous and infamous than the revolutionary government." RfMARKS. Such are the monsters and such the order of of which our American diforganizers still continue to idolize, notwithstanding the flood of truth that is daily pouring from the peiw of elegant French writers on the Crimes of the Jacobins. They are unwilling that the truth ihould appear, and stigmatize as Royalists all the humane men who feel an abhsrrence at the enormities committed during the revolution. Not a writer in France on of their Jacobins but fays, he wants words to the feelings of hoirorand indignation which a recoiled icnjof their butcheries excites. Of twenty papers printed daily in Paris, only two or three take part with the Directory and the Jacobinic members of the Councils, all the reft, to the number of seventeen or eighteen are on the fide of the great body of the people who deleft anarchy and its abettors, and wifli for nothing so as peace, order and good As a proof of the number of prints wh'ch favor Jacobinism, we shall adduce the authority of the patriotic Bathe, Freneau and papers fay "that of all the prints we have quoted, his (Louvet's) is the only one decidedly on the Republican, or what is termed the fide of thequeftion." Yetftrange otclf! ihefe conjiftmt gentlemen after the candid acknowledgment above quoted, fay, that the faflion in this country are ransacking the French Royalist publications, wfcich fay they, are few in number, to bluft the charafter of (he whole Kevolotian, and fligmatiie ihe French as naturally cruel or a I number of pamphlets written in France on the Revolution now in my poffeffian, there is not one but exprefles in language of manly indigna- tion the horrid crimes of the Revolutionary Co- the Ar.tifederal Jacobins a- 1 us should wish to throw a veil the mortalities committed in France during thei-Re- volution is not surprising, we cuaCder. their attachment to if Revolution in Govern writ, which is never made araonj; a people like the bnr' at :h.e exr pence of industry, morality, and every facial virtue. 1 1 Whit man who has the smallest claim to vir) tue and philanthropy, but mull dread the tnift distant attempt at innovation in in efta'nllfhed order of things, a country like 1 this, where as much freednfo is enjoyed as ii compatible with the object of mankind in the formation of government What a fouice of gratification Hoes the purt patriotic hofom derive from a view of the great and change wrought in the minds of the body of the peopk of the United States, from the depredations and ins ilts coinmittedhy the French nations on the perl'ons and property of our feilow-citizens What an heart cheering convic tion does it not excite of independence of the hulk of our countrymen to foreign whether British or French When the Britilh I were committing outrages on our persons and i property, how did the bo'oin of nine-tenths of the people of tWis country beat with manly dignation at their are doing the fame (although more unprovok-d) the fame general sentiment of execration against i them animates our viktucus patriotic fel' low-citizens. Hide your heads ye tools of farr eign intrigue and faiflinn, whether British French, the people of America are too wife to be the dupes, too good to be participators in yqur wicked schemes against their country They are determined to be independent, to feel sand I hope, soon to chastize) injuries and fults offered to their ellow-citizens, whetjierby Englishmen or Frenchmen Although there are friends among us, blindh- attached to foreign influence, still the great mats of the p-ople "of these states have giver, a clfar proof of their wisdom, humanity and patriotism, in their decided detestation of the views dilplayed ky the two great powers of Europe, in their unjust conduft towards each other, and towards country, diametrically oppoiite cirenmftances. When a powerful combination existed against Franqe, and she wis likely to become a prey to her ambitious and powerful enemies, how did the citizensof America in general fympatbizein her situation, and feel with transport every viflory ohtaired by Frenchmen Now that France is become the opprefiing and not the oppreflcd nation, how different are our are totally changed with the change of circumfUnces in to the contending powerj. We have by the in Europe, and theoppofite situations into which the belligerent powers have been thrown, learnt the infiruflive lefTen of the danger to which.we are exposed from a definition of the balance of power abroad. Let us profit dear bought experience, and not ttuft to the insidious profeffions of friendfhip proffer; us by any European whatever let ui choose good, quiet, impartial, honest men administer our national concerns, and trusting with generous confidence to their patriotism we shall ever be happy, united and free. From the NEW-TORK GAZETTE, tic. Meflrs. M'Lean Gentlemen, WHEN a single error in private life is brought forward by the malignant spirit of faftion, to tarnilh the charafter and disturb the peace of the most virtuous patriots America has to boast of, every sensible, delicate and liberal mfod is wounded, and immediately becomes interested to relcue merit from the fangs of its merciless, unfeeling opprefTors. The mingled emotions of pity and indignation fertcd my mind reading the defence of Col. Hamilton pity at the weakness of human nature, which in this refpeft is so conspicuous in that otherwise great personage for writing the defence indignation at the of Mr. Monroe who drove him to it, by cruclljj refilling him a certificate to do away an atrocious calumny preferred against him by the infamous author of the history of the United States for the year 1796," contained in No. 5 and 6, whose envenomed pen is dipped in the gall of a party, unfriendly to the firft and best amony us, to our excellent constitution and its Supporters, and even to our national honor and interest, when opposed 10 the present unprincipled rulers of a foreign nation who caress with one hand and (lab with the other. Every generous and candid mind must feel hurt at the cruel attempts of Col. Hamilton's political enemies, to wound his charafter and peace of mind by daily alledging against him, at a palpable proof of general moral depravity, a single circumstance of an amorous nature, wtieh I do not pretend to jtiftify, but which his candid though I think imprudent and unneceflary confefiion fufficiently attones for. That mind must have a small portion of the divine spirit, and be totally destitute of the god-like attribute of mercy, who, knowing the frailty attached to humanity, especially in what relates to the operations of the JleJh, cruelly and unmercifully Condemns to perdition and infamy a fellow creature, who has ten thousand substantial virtues to set against one single transgression, and who, moreover, has atoned for it by a candid confeflion of his guilt. When we take a view of Col. Hamilton's public and private charter, on a general, liberal, and unprejudiced scale, what a source of admiration does it not raise what a claim to public esteem and gratitude does it not demand Unlike his political enemies he is and ever has been aftively laborious, (to the injury of his health and private interest) in the prosecution of meaftires for the honor and advantage of his many fatiguing days and restless nights has he spent in devising plans and.promoting schemes for the public benefit When very young he took an early, decided, and uniform part in the glorious revolution which secured our independence in attainment of that objeft he was always unfriendly to any not immediately cffential to securing the great objedt in knowing, that to make Independence and Liberty beloved by enemies as well as friends, it ivas necejfary to mahe them amiulle, and to divejl them of all malevolent, sanguinary and revenge- ful attributes. When peace was the reward of a seven years struggle for independence, what an efFeft had his writings and in allaying the angry paflions of the zealous partizans of the recommend- i tng to them a generous oblivion and forgive- 1 ness of the errors and blindness of those who adhrrfd to the £, fame, god-like principle" is the people of France, aj appears by the late proceedings of their true reprefentatiyes legidative body. What were his unremitted exertions to draw our country out of chaos and rr.ifcry, by unceasingly a (lifting in the eftablifhhient of our preftnt admirable con'ftitution How many laborious days must he have spent in arranging the chaotic mass of public debts, and giving our finance and money operations that systematic and beautiful appearance they at present poflefs I What a multiplicity of disorganized objefts came, within the duties of that important office which he so honorably filled, and to which he was Appointed by one of the best men on earth, from the high sense he. entertained of his ftrift and delicate integrity What has been his dudt in that dignified and fta- tion Above the fordid considerations of felf-intereft, his nofcje and difintereftcd foul was too elevated to avaifitfelf of even those of fpeeulation, which he in common with others might have enriched himfelf from, and which hij previous knowledge of, fully enabled him to accompliflv hat embarrafTments was he not frequently put to for want of money, although Secretary of the Treasury How different this from the condud of Citizen Monroe's dear and particular friends Delacroix, Truguet, and Co. To delineate the charafter of colonel Hamilton in private life, to enumerate jhe'many and great instances of his integrity, humanity, and generofny, would, my candid ellow-citizens, be telling you what you all know, what you have heard daily for many years, what numbers of you have experienced, and gratefully acknowledge. How has candor, probity, and industry, uniformlv marked his profeffional character gentleman of the bar in this city, has given filch general fatisfaftion we, people; of America, (to whom colonel Hamilton has rendered so many invaluable services) fufler owr veneration and esteem for hirjj, to be dnraniflied for one error in his private life? Shall we, by joiningor even listening to the tales of his inveterate alfaflin-like revilcrs, who are to a man the enemies of order, and the greater part of them the apostles of vice and villainy, gratify their malevolent and wicked designs of ruining the reputation and peace of the Ariftides of America No, enlightened are too liber! geneious and just, not to look down with contempt and indignation 6n the partisans of a disorganizing unprincipled faction, in their dark fiend-like attempts to lefTon, in your esteem, the man, of whose talents, probity, and reputation, they most itand in awe. The religion of the idohzers of Frenchmen offended at an amour. chajlity of the friend of ras, Mrs. I allien and Co. wounded at an intrigue! The morality of the blind devotees to France, that land of dcbaucherv, immorality and intrigue, and where lewdnefs hcenfed and unrivalled reigns, stabbed to the quick at the carnal connexion with a woman, the fences of Vvhofe virtue were, already brdken down. The acute sensibility and delicacy of Gallic Americans put to the torture, at an affair of this kind, when the chajle virtuous rulers of republican France feel a pride in lading Mjjfh diamonds and brocades their kept miftrefiVs, whom they accompany to every place of public refWt, where they attraft the notice, and command the admiration and attentions of all present 1 What an ufurpatl'on of the holy right of censure a perversion of justice 1 when uncandid malignant vice, forcing itfelf into the judgment-ieat of virtue, pronounces its decrees with partiality, fury and injustice, condemning as a vice in one country, what they approve as a virtue in profanation of every thing sacred. It is notorious that citizen Monroe and his partisans entertain and cherish a flrong attachment, and even adoration for many of the present rulers of France, whose lewdnefs is proverbial. I hen why, good citizen Monroe, force colonel Hamilton publicly to confefs his amour with Mrs. Reynolds, by refufing to give him a certificate to himfelf from a charge of a more fcrious nature, intimately aumcded with the amour Would you, virtuous citizen Monroe, cher ami of the Barras, have been as ious for the publicity of an amour in France? No, my pure democratic citiaen, you would not know you would have been laughed at, and if brought as a crime against your political enemy, you would be despised as a rancorous malevolent fool, if not pitied as a madman. Then why, ye dilbrgaaizers, will you bring forward, as a crime, in America, what you countenance and advocate in I ranee Ihe reafjn is, because your morality is local. I hope the citizens of the United States will scowl an eye indignant at your base attempts to blast the of one of our greatest and most worthy men, and that no American of a liberal and h.u-mane mind will patiently hear our most triad and adive patriots publicly abused for frailties which the best men in the world may sometimes be ensnared into by the wiles of and villainy. But, I have, in this publication, attached too much importance to your vile attempts to injure your great political Opponent bv fenouOy I'efenting or refuting vile insinuations and abuse of best ivav, and the only one which I (hall hereafter a-, dopt, and would advise every one tp make Hie of, who is so fortunate as to be placed in a iituation to hear thu great crime alledged against colonel Hamilton, by the admirers of French sarcastically to obfe.n Upon my word, the colsnel has re ofthe Frenchman in him. than, before the clifclofure of this amour-business, 1 had-any idea he. has not'yet proved himfelf a modern democratic with refpeft to and of course, not fit to be put on a footing with the Del-, croixs, theTruguets, arikl many otherhontjt tdoiS of our American-Jacobins'." PATRIOTICUS,

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