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may be fold. This was agreed to with an addition proposed by Mr, Burke, that for every chain surveyed and fold on the bank of a navigable river, the purchaser (hall be obliged to take chains back. The eighth resolution states, that the price of the land lhall be cents per acre, to be paid in gold or silver, or in the public securities, eftimaiing the 6 per cents at par with those of an inferior value, at a propor- tionate rate Mr. Boudinot proposed that this resolution should be altered, Co that all the securities ihould be received in payment for the land, as at He ltated sundry objections tothedifcrimination between thefeveral denominations of the securities, and urged the justice of making all an equal tender for the land. By this means the' United States will do some justice, said he, to the publiccreditors, in refpecft to the deferred part of the debt; besides it will conduce more rapidly to linking the public debt, and expedite the felling of large quantities of the land. He moved an amendment to this purport was seconded by Mr. Steele, and supported by Mr. Lee. Mr. Livermoi-e was in favor of felling the land for deferred stock and 3 per cents only. Mr. Fitzfimons, Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Smith, S. C. and Mr. Seney, were opposed to Mr. Boudinot's motion. They coniideied it as interfering with the funding would open the doors to speculation, and in its effects would be giving a doaceur to persons to whom the United States are under no special obligations whatever. Mr. Boudinot's piopofition so far obtained, as to alter the resolution, to read that gold and iilver or public securities, ihould be received in payment for the land. A motion to ftrikc out 30 cents was negativedl Adjourned. TUESDAY, Jan. 4. A petition from fnnclry inhabitants of Washington County, in the state of New-York, refpei2- ing a certain J.Younglove, who, by an act palled the last fellion of Congress, is placed on the pension lift, without any just pretentions to the benefit of that provision, was presented by Mr. read, and referred to a feiecft committee. Mr. Ames presented the petition of Andrew Colten, and Lydia his wife, who had been the widow of a Capt. White, of the Continental army, killed at the siege of York Town, praying for cammutation or half-pay on account of her late liufband. Mr. Parker presented the memorial of Joseph Anderfon. Mr. Vining presented the memorial of Ebenezer Smith, a late surgeon in the American army above memorials and petition were re' jferred to the Secretary of War. I The house this day finifhed the consideration of the report of the committee of the whole, on the fubjeift of the laud-office, The eighth resolution, as amended yesterday, jccafioned the principal part of the A. motion offered by Mr. Sedgwick for llriking out gold and silver and public (ecurities," after opposition, the resolution now thus, the price of the land (hall be go per acre. The remaining resolutions were agreed to, with very few a committee confining of Mr. Scot, Mr. White and Mr. Bloodrjvorth was appointed to bring in a bill pursuant So the report. Mr. Wadfworth of- tlie committee appointed for the purpose, reported the new militia bill, was lead the firft time. A letter was communicated from the Trealurer ot the United States, accompanying his accounts were laid on the table. Adjourned. BOSTON, Dec. 27 At the second trial for the choice of Federal Rcprefenrative in Worcester Diltiicft, the Hon. Artcmas Ward, Esq. was chosen. In Plymouth. Diilriift, the Hon. Shearjajhub Bourne, Esq. Bristol, Dillriift, and the biftricl of Maine, No choice. The inhabitants are to meet again the 25th Jan. for the choice of a Representative. NEWBURYPORT, Dec. 22 From a Martinico paper of the 2C)th of OCI. brough by Cnpt. Titcomb, oj this town, the following is ex traded. The garrison of Fort Bourbon and Fort Royal, in order to preserve the Kind's Picture, which was placed in one of the halls of government, from itifult, and from being taken away by force, removed it yelterday to Fort Bourbon, with all the honors.due to tharauguft Portrait. The carrying off the white colour of the regiment completely authorised this praise-worthy Itep of the two garrisons. Philadelphia, Jan. 5. Yesterday a bill providing for the admiffio-n of the diflrift of Kentucky into the Union, uas read afirfl and second time in the Senate of the United States. The committee ofthe Senate to whicli was referred the report of the Secretary of the Trea- fury, on the fubjeclof a National Bank, reported a bill on Monday last, which was read the fir 11 time, and ijo copies ordered to be printed foi members of the legislature. Extratt of a genuine letter from Paris, to a gentle i.i.r tnan in London, dated the nth 0(1. M. Alert de Riom, the French Admiral who was appointed to the command of the fleet fitting out at Brest, has resigned, in consequence of the present dreadful ftateof the French has spread itfelf throughout the whole fleet nothing but a continual icene of riot and mutiny. They have discovered that much money, and other inducements, have been pracftifed upon the inferior officers of their navy. This evidently has been the work of the aristocrats and to prevent discovery, they have had the artifice and modesty to place the cause to the account of Mr. Pitt, and which is really believed by a great number in Paris but such is the unsettled state of this country, that the people know not who to trnft, believe, or 1 depend who in the affair of Versailles, proved himfelf such a (launch and barely escaped with his life, it isgenerally believed will succeed Riotns, and have the command of the fleet. This situation, so desirable to himfelf and his party, he certainly get, by a stale trick, lately played off upon the has contrived that some letters, wherein he proves himfelf a strong democrat, fliould fall into the hands of the public fhefe letters have been published, and dispersed about, and the people are weak enough to believe them genuine. There was a dreadful riot at Brest laftTuefday night, and many lives loft. The captain of the Leopard, lately arrrivefl from the Weft-Indies, has been sent for to appear before the National AfTembly." By an expirefs which arrived on Saturday at the Poft-Office, from Lewiftown, nearlthe Capes of Delaware, the following was received. of a Ictttr received by the Lord Mayor of Lop .1 i don, from the Duke of Leeds. I have the honor to acquaint your Lordlhip, that the meflenger Dreffin, arrived here this morning, with dispatches from Mr. Fitzherbert, ambaflador at the court of Madrid, dated Sunday 24th Oilober, containing an account, that a Convention for terminatingthe differences which had avifen with that court, had been agreed upon, his Excellency, on the part of his Majeity, and. the Counr de Fiori-da Bl.mca, on the part of the Catholic King; and that the convention was to be signed, and exchanged by those Ministers, the 27th of the fame month. (Signed,) London, 4th Nov. The city and county of New-York, agreeable to the Census taken pursuant to a(st of Congress, is found to contain of inhabitants, thirty thousand and twenty 1786, the number was twentythree thousand fix hundred and fourteen fx thousand Jour hnndred and eight. APPOINTMENTS The Preftdent of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, has been pleased to appoint, Abraham Ogden to be Attorney for the United States, in the Ditlri(ft of New-Jersey, in place of Richard Stockton, who has religned. Hon. George Thatcher, Esq. would have been re-eledred Member of the House of Reprefenta tives of the United States, for the Diftridt of Maine, had all the votes been returned infeafon. EXTRACT. There is a kind of affection for our nation or cotemporaries which in fadt is nothing but felflove We extol it all others from a secret pride, which appropriates to ourselves a share of those liberal encomiunjs. The love of cur country is free from this weakness. This affeAion, which in other words may be called a zeal for the public good, renders us fliarp-fighted, both with respect to their faults and their virtues. It prompts us to expose those, in order to corretft them, because they exist only by not being known." A number of citizens having met at the German School house in Cherry-Street, in order to take into consideration the diftrefled state of the poor, at the prfffent inclement season of the year; but the company not being so large (on account of several unrorefeen circomftances) as was expected, it was agreed to meet again at the fame place, on Wedijefday evening at fix o'clock, at which time and place, the attendance of lie charitable and well disposed citizens of all religious denominations is earneilly requested. At die above meeting the following gentlemen weie appointed to bring in a plan to carry into effetfl the benevolent intention of their fellowcitizens, viz. Charles Biddle, Benjamin liufh, Christopher Kucher, Afhbel Green, and William Published by order of the meeting, ROBERT ANNAN Chairman -695- LEEDS. 11 Teach me to feel another's There is in human nature a propensity to flirink from in relation to ourfelves'or others With refpetft to ourselves, the real'on is obvious bat in both cases the effect is produced by the love of ease. Hence may be deduced the difference between a person who performs a benevolent acftion from principle, and one, who, propelled by involuntary sensibility, relieves the diftrefled to relieve his own feelings the former we may expedt a fyHematic exercise of latter is charitable by accident. I favv Bsnevoltts coming from the house of penury and countenance was irradiated with the beams of had chear ed the heart of had fed the had clothed the hope, and inspired a firm confidence in that being who hears the young ravens when they In many a lone, and dreary cell, The Tons of want and virtue dwell There, when bleak blows the wintry gale, And food, and clothes, and fuel fail, The feeling heart will oft repair, And chear the bosom of despair For they to life's best purpose live, Who know how blejjed tis to give. Died at Albany, on the 26th ult. the Rev. Elarpus Westerio, D. D. Rredlor of the Reformed protestant Dutch Church of that city. Sutfcribcrs for Mrs. Warren's Poems, are rcquejlei to call on the Editor for their books. PRICE CURRENT. PUBLIC SECURITIES. FUNDED DEBT 6 pr. Cents 3 pr. Cents Defered 6 pr. Cents UNFUNDED DEBT Final Settl.and ot'ncr Certificates 1 Indents State debts giZr' The the several States, to whom the of this paper are addrefi'ed, are refpedtfully informed, that owing to the great number of dispatches from the public offices, which have been recently sent from the Poft-Office in this have been neceflarily it has not been possible to croud them into the mail-portmanteaus. This is the only reason of their failure, as the Editor has had the papers conftantJy left in season at the office. Gazette of the United States, THE Editor requests those of his Subscribers whose arrearages amount to six and twelve months subscription, to make pay. ment as soon as possible. He trusts it will prove a sufficient apology for this application, when he assures them that his receipts for the year 1790, do not amount to more than one half of the actual cxpence of the publication during that period. Upwards of two hundred thousand copies of this Gazette hav? been published and circulated since 15 April, 1789, the time when it commenced, Fiomthevfry general approbation it has received, and the extensive and ample subscription which has offered, the editor has flattered himself with the possibility of its being supported but at the present moment a most perplexing uncertainty rests on that event wing to the d'faculties attending the present mode of its circulation, and from situations remote from the place of publication, January 5, 1791 SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 03 A meeting of the fubferibers to the plan for ejlablifhing Sunday Schools in this city, held at the Academy of Mr. Joseph Sharplefs, in Second Sreet, between Market and Arch Streets, on TueJday next, at fix o'clock in the evening, for the purpefe of chcofing officers. Jan. 5, 1791. Signed by order, M. CAREY, Sec. P. T. THE BEE, Or, UNIVERSAL LITERARY INTELLIGENCER, By DR. ANDERSON, cj Edinburgh, Is to be publilhcd this month. Among a great variety of queries propojed to correspondents by the ji. -J -J- tor, in the profpcclus oj that work, theJollowing occur, WHAT is the state of the country in regard to the hberty of the press? To what restraints are the people in this respect What have been the pretexts adopted for curtailing this liberty, where it could not be attacked Have these encroachments been made under the apparent view of augmenting the public revenue, or of serving the cause of religion, or of mg immorality, or of promoting good order and public tranqility, by prolcftini the innocent from calumny, 01 what else Ij the post-office called in as an engine to effect this purpose Have particular taxes also been imposed with this view What are they How is the poft-office regulated Is it condufled under the influence of mercantile, of financial, or of political notions? Are letters nevtr in danger of being stopped at the post-office, or searched there, unless by the highest authority in times of eminent public danger Are any persons or bodies of men exempted from the charge of postage Who are they and what are the they enjoy, and how limited Are any general regulations adopted tor facilitating literary communicat'ons either altogether free of expence, or at a moderate charge What arc they Are these publicly known and invaiiable or do they depend in any case on private favour, so as to be either granted or withheld at pleasure Particulars this department are earnestly re- quetfed pr. cent. do. 42J do. 76J do. 42J do. do.

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