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«sks if suits have ,,ot been brought some years
ago for a large balance owing from a certain Coun ty Collector. The records of the court shew, that, by order of the Levy Coujt,'suits were brought by the then county Treasurer for a balance' reported to be in the hands of the col lector of tux for 17 Ö 7 8c 1789. Had the rules of law been as ligidly enforced on the collector and deputy as they exercised their power over the property of respectable farmers of this county, they would not have been permitted to retain some thousands ,in their pockets for twenty years, without even paying one cent of the intercut. The advertisements of this county. collector for sales of freeholders property are recollected by many of the citizens of the coun ty. "One of the people" enquires, why are those suits not brought to issue, anti the money flaut into the hands of the Treasurer to meet the //resting demands on him Ÿ Since those suits were brought the then treasurer has been removed by the Levy Court ; the members of the then Levy Court have been all changed ; the new Treasurer, perhaps, may not have considered it his duty without a special order of the court to press those suits ; the Levy Court being composed of new members, one of whom was deputy and security of the collector who had been sued, the court may have been induced, from motives of delicacy to their brother com missioner, to adopt the new mode of raising money by resolution, in older to build the bridge over the Appoquimnvuk creek and re pair the Brandywine bridge at 'Wilmington. This mode was more convenient for the col lector and his deputy than for to draw out'ol their packets the fundi of the county which have been unjustly detained for near twenty years. i nis same collector and his deputy hate bo clainorous about publie improvements, route and, in particular, a bridge over the Christiana veek at Newport, which has been contemplât . i d to be ei'.c.ed at the expense of the county, in the same manner as other public bridges are m tde and maintained. This bridge would be a considerable accommodation to the inhabi tants of Christiana, Mill, reck, Brandywine and New Ca-t'e hundreds, and can and would lie e lecteJ without any additional lax on the citi zens of the county. The interest on the ba lance of tax in the hands of the collector, as reported to he due, will complcat a handsome bridge at Newport ; Ltr it may be observed by some that the application ofthc inte re. i of this debt due upon taxes, collected twenty j would be au innovation, and mat tins could only be done by derangin retaining the public money without interest. In order that the public taxes may be applied to the public uses provided lor by law, tlie ci tizens of the county ought ever to be w itclil in the selection for public suivants. Consider able injury has been to the appointment of members ol the general Assembly ScLevy Court coinmissitmeis. Pub lic credit suffers by plursngjn the hands of men of desperate fortunes tiie collection ofthc pub ic dues. It is to he hoped that the citizens cd tlie county will be on their guard, and let no ile; i; hypocrite ever have a place in our leg's!; and Levy Court ticket ; and 1 tlo hope that at next session of the legislature, the General A s sembly will make some further provision re specting the public taxes, so as to insure the punctual payment at the summary mode than at present. s ago, l i 'slaMishmcnts ol sustained by inattention fare reasury m a more A FARMER. SECRETS WORTH KNOWING. It is observed by the Plebian, that the letters of the late President Adams to the Editor of the Boston Patriot are ot the highest interest to the American public. It is satisfactorily disclosed by Mr. dams, that as early as the period oi ' cession to the presidency, and irresponsible junto the design secietly so overawe not only the acts ol the executive depart ment, but also the legislative brunch of go vernment.—I liât Alexander Hamilton as at the head of this Junto ; which em braced Timothy Picketing, bisher Ame», and many othets 1 er tiled " leading men' in the federal party. Thai the o! je cis of this junto were ho*. f the coun A ms ac self-created a was formed, with and control ■V i.le to the peace and liberties 11 >'• That the c party violence' and political which distinguished the peii were persecutions oi of Mr. Adams's administration, *- excited by Hamilton more than any oth '.•r man . 5 'i hat this junto entertained a cordial ' hatred for every man VV HO HAD LA BORED AND SUFFERED EARLY IN THE REVOLUTION— course for their political sentiments— liments, which gave birth to our glorious I revolution. „ , , , ,, That Mr. Hamilton, (backed probauly by what Mr. Adams calls h\a privy coun cillors) actually had the consummate ei ■frontery to send to the executive ' a whole system of instructions for the conduct oi the President, the Senate and House oi Representative's.' That this system e sedition laws and political last subseqhendy adopted. . _. f That it contemplated an army ot rilty Thousand Men, and a tax upon every ar tide not yet taxed by government, to sup vvitich in return ;ind ol sen mbraced the alien and measures purt this enormous army would be able to enforce the collection of hese taxes, should the people become re fractory. 1 hat the institution of the embassy France which alTeued a treaty with that nation, met with an indecorous and deter mined opposition from the junto ; which evinced on that occasion a fixed resolution to effect a war with France and an alliance with Great Brilai t. And. 1 hat in their endeavors to t fleet these points, they were zealously aided by British presses botii in England and America, and by American presses under the controul of British agents. Such are sortte of the most important facts disclosed by Mr. Adams. Although much is said of the Jolly and datage of the writer not even an attempt has been made to disprove any ol his allegations. Indeed such an attempt might be imprudent, as it would probably lead to disclosures still more unplesant to thejumo. Mr. Adams, iu these publications, has in a great measure exonerated himself from the blame which was attached to his con duct on account of the obnoxious measures ol his administration. The measures ori ginated witli Hamilton and his privy coun cillors, a self created iunto, and were car ried into effect by means the most wicked and despicable. If vve recall to mind the artifices which were adopted by this junto to induce the venerable patriot to embrace their system of measures '. the fulsome a dulaiion which was paid to his person, and the intrigues and artifices practised upon hint by the members of his cabinet coun cil—it is matter of surprise that bis firm ness and patriotism were proof against these combined attacks. The justice which Mr Adams has done to the ' genius, learning,' and patriotism of M'. Jefferson, of which ' an animate friend ship for five arid twenty years* has given him a most exalted opinion ; and ill* hand some compliment which he pavs to " the fine talents and ainta.'le qualities and man ners of Mr. Madison"—while they afford an honorable instance of candor and mag nanimity in ap il.tical adversary infinitely ou weigh all the slanders against these statesmen who have been throunh the Biuish and junto pn to piopr, galet pn • a All oui readers must recollect the strange British, iu keeping op so _ armed lone at Ilalafax several mouths since, while tile Federalists were so lustily deprecating the embargo, and so vi olent in their measures uf opposition to go vernment. The mystery, we arc informed, is about to be developed, and the fact de monstraied, that a gang of villains in the United States had actually made something like an arrangement with Great Britain lor a sevciance of the Union . lor obtaining ' protection under her cannon' as Coleman advised, and for declaring war against France, as the Federal governor ot Massa chusetts recommended. conduct ot tne l uge an Balt. Ev. Post.. Tiie ' British party in America' begin to IVar they have praised Mr. Madison 100 much. So formidable was the name cj y rjjarson to their unholy design of redu cing our country to vassalage and slavery, thaï, to destroy his reputation, they most unsautimoniously began to praise Madison. The business turus out precisely as the re publicans expected—tbe rules of conduct of these two illustrious men are found to be the same ; and the probability now is that Mr. Madison will lie at decently blackguard ly the gsntlemen-toriäs iu a few months, May he ah ibid. as ever Mr. Jefferson was ways be hated by knaves. State of parties. — I here are but two The great parties in the United States. Americau Republican party whose motto is respect lor the Constitution, and impartial trality, while sitch neutrality can be pre served consistantly with the national honor And the small British parly, f the people of the neu oi oi ar and interest. whom the good sense o United Slates has thrown so far in the back ground. Iu the front ranks of the great party of Republican Constitutionalists, will be foand the names of the immortal Washington, Maeison, Franklin, Warren andÜTis, with a host of other heroes, sages and pat riots, who have toiled and bled in the ser vice of their country. The leader of the small but turbulent party, vvas Alexander Hamilton, an alien. By his death, Messieurs Pickering and Gore have been promoted to the high est ranks in this faction—and may now be considered as the chiefs and head-men ol tlie British junto, creed, or what may with propriety may be be stiled the Federal Rale of Three, are tlie following :—" Subserviency to Britain, ha tred to France and contempt for the United States. The articles of their Bast. Chron. »> ■It has ornn ••,»tl; reniait., d that r »•», sea ion to the pet form The remark holds son brings wi'h it an ohlig attce of particular duties, equally true of communities and individuals. I he period of war or revolution calls for ardor of feeling and energy of conduct; while that of tranquil and peaceable times reouires se dattliess and an industrious' pursuit oi the ordi nary avocations of life, ol the human character admits The happy versatility oi an eaii)' Uuu b!t:on from on*j of these extremes to the other ; and, at least for a time, the animation and ex criioii oi war seem to a fiord as much delight as the calm of peace. I here is, consuq lentiy. but little difficulty in creating or maintaining a nation a temper accommodated to cither of these situations. J he great difficulty is to graduate th onul pulse to an intermediate state of things, which, neither demanding the noise or exer tion of war, nor satisfied with the security oi peace, requires a state of mind the must diffi cult ol acquisition ; a state of mind, under the dominion ol which the arts of peace shall be actively cultivated with a scrupulous vigilance against the dangers that may beset them; a state of mind in p natt which though full of hope is not devoid of fear, and which shall, at the same time, dictate a pursuit of ordinary avocation, without relapsing imo a security which may prove fatal. Such, it may be confidently assumed, is our present situation. The sun lias pierced the '•ark clouds t^lnch lately hung over us; bu; whether it wi I continue to enlighten us with a steady ray, or whether new clouds will arise to obscure our tuture prospects, may be con sidered as very uncertain. The promises of Great Britain are fair. T ,ey as ought to induce us to hope for eve ry thing. But wnile we entertain this best feeling oi an honest heart, let us shield our selves with a spirit that is prepared for events, whatever they may be. The fuel is, that wliiie the woi Id continues in its present troubled s ale, every (Gy may be experte» to bring with it a new vicissitude. Ardently as we may strive to withdraw oafst-lves from its collisions, are sue we are i tne great family of mankind, and can not, by any prudence on our part, avoid parti cipating inure or less in the evils that helal it. Besides, it will be almost a iniiacle to re main lor any length ol time on an equally good footing with I 1 ranee and England. The niani lest alien of the good will ol one n sell sufficient t , produce the enmity of the find the activai or pmbahle hostility of ; Guild tench us the duty ol maintaining ittitude. a pa 11 aluiobi oi' it mill.: cf» lu. • til il!ljM'*it| by ittitude. • til il!ljM'*it| It is, p v.c are to ov; sit'd of Conj.,i from the adopts n of measures, which, how ever,' desirable in periods of profound peace, might, and, it is likely, would have had a per nicious effect on our foreign relations, that body have honorably passed the necessary acts to carry tne pacific arrangements of the President into effect, they have refused to make any relaxation in their measures <>f defence a gainst eventual danger. They have wisely considered the expenditure of a few millions as an atom compared with the maintenance of peace, the security of our rights, and the pre servation of our honor. They have, there fore, neither reduced the army or the navy, or, indeed, relaxed a single defensive measure a dopted the last winter. On the contrai y , they have added to those measures, by the liberal appropriation of seven lit n b ed and fifty thou sand dollars lor fortifying our ports ami har bours. It is almost a work of supererogation to say a word in justification of a policy, the conect ness of winch has been scarcely questioned in or out of Congress. But, to test its correct ness, two enquiries may lie addressed to tin. mind of every intelligent reader, w hose solu tion must he conclusive. However probable, is it cirtain that vve shall obtain ffioiri G Britain an observance of oar maritime rrglits ? if the event should he otherwise, and the strong arm of net' power should be imposed upon us, who Would not condemn the infatu ated credulity and wretched parsimony, that, regardless of every admonition of experience, took promises for acts, and to save a little mo ney jeopardised the whole vvealth of the.nation ? Such has been the course pursued by the go vernment, a course which every good man will rejoice to see crowned with the general appro bation of the nation. The government has done its duty. Let the people do theirs. Let them support the attitude it has taken, them assume and maintain, what may be just ly denominated, an armed neutrality, f.el them do justice to the amiable sentiments ol the British government. Let them convince the world, that they sincerely wish to be on a footing of good will with all nations. Having demonstrated this, they will have the inestima ble satisfaction of having discharged every du ty which can be required of them by God or man. They will feel the proud consciousness of vit tue. They will have secured, by those happy means, their rights and peace ; or, they will be prepared, like a band of brrthers, in case of failure, to embark the collective energies of the whole nation in defence of its rights. The justice of mankind will be on their side, whose best wishes, perhaps best efforts will attend them. In manifesting this amicable feeling, two evils ought to be guarded against. In our exulta tion at an accommodation with Great Britain, we should be so guarded as to avoid inspiring ■ d.ly, to these considerations that the measures of the a'.e ses ; or rallier their abstinence While Let opinion that, to gam u, , vt ce any of our essential tighti inducing F mice to consider our dispos. non i > England as arising from hostility to her. it is our interest, so it.ought to be oui Const, nt effort to manifest a sincere desire to he on good terms with both nations, for the jealous,, entertained by each of whom ui regard to whatever effects the other we ought to make, a due allowance. T his will go far towards im pressing both with the conviction that cur Sen timents are rigidly impartial, and that if the course we pursue towards one be different from that puisutd toward the other, it Solely hum their different conduct towards anil, that so soon as their conduct towards tis shall become the same, our measures towa.tls them will he characterised by a like similitude. In oui j.,y, therefore, U t there be a chasten ed sobiiety. came in jiufested in terms of gravity and fm bcarauce, for these are the uials of an lightened judgment, manliness and stabi !ur will, tb ready to sact.fi A* arises US ; L will not be the Jess sincere, ! e tn- ' ind hate, moreover, a y about therrf in vain sought lor in the ravings of immediate passion Something too is certainly due towards our sell-respect, immoderate and extravagant re joicings at the good will of a foreign nation may derogate from our character end produce the belief that we are so dependent upon it for our happiness, that we will, if pushed, make unworthy sacrifices to gain it, thus depriving our government, in the management of out exterior relations, of the important auxihary which it might otherwise derive from the un yielding 'patriotism of the people, on whu-e disposition in a republican government evei y tiling must eventually depend. Rut. Intel For Sale. ( A- SO-Ca.st/e County in the State of Delaware, 6s. J V Virtue of an Order of tne Orphan's Court for the said County ol New-Castle, woi be exposed to sale, at Public Vendue, on Monday, the 7th day of August next, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, at the house of Mrs. U.unn th Biddle, in the village of St. George, and the county aforesaid, a certain Plantation er Tract of Land situate in St. George's hundred, n the said county, on the mam road leading from the Trap to the village of St. George, with sundry valuable improvements, containing two hundred acres of arable land and fifty of woodland (except five acres of woodland on the north side of said plantation and immediately adjoining a farm devised to ThomasM'Domiugb by John Laionx. deceased) being a part of the real estate of Patrick RLDonough, deceased, and to be sold lor tne payment of his debts. At • tendance will be given, and the terms of saie made known, at the time and place as aforesaid, by Saiah.M'Donough and Leonard Vaiidegritc, Administrator of the said deceased, or their At torney. n ? ol a or of By order of the Orphans Court, JOHN WILEY, Clerk. New-Castle* July 15, 180-). [N. B. The above Plantation contains a large brick dwelling bouse, a barn, and other out houses. A pa it of the improved land is enclosed with a hedge fence, and the woodland well tim bered.] SAU ATI M-nONOCGH. JNotice I -'S hereby given, that in pursuance of a private Act of the General Assembly of the state of Delaware passed at their last application will be made to tbe next Orphan's Court, to be held at New Castle on tbe 17th day of next month, for an order to sell the real estate of James Marshall, late of the borough of Winning ton, deceased, for the benefit of the devi sees named in his will. session, SAMUEL CANBY, Acting Executor. Brandvwine Mills, 7th mo. 12, 1800. GRAND LODGE OE DEEAYVAttE. A T an election, held on the 24th day of June last, the following Grand Officers for the present year, were duly elected. Jesse Green, Esq. Right Worshipful Grand Master. The Hon. James Booth, Esq. Worshipful Deputy Grand Master. John Patterson, Right Worshipful S. C». Warden. , Willard Hall, Esq. J. G. Warden. Edward Roche, Esq. Right Worship!ui Grand Secretary. Isaac Stevenson. Esq. Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer. John Sellars, Right Worshipful Grand Marshal. DavidRobnet, Grand Tyler. Published by order of the Grand Lodge, ÉDW. ROCHE, G. Sec'ry Wilmington, July 8, 1809. Right Right Worshipful To the Electors of J\ew-Castle County. Fellow-Citizens , Having been selected bv the Repub lican interest of this County for the office of Shetiff, permit me respectfully to solicit your support for that office at the Gene;/ Election in October next. Tk; PERKIN' - r r Naaman's-Creek. Tune 3 1809.