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thod would oe the fame that is made use of Oj ungodly deifis, to run down a lav which reason alone compels them to confefs to be a mofl ptrfia system of the most perfed mora - Uty. Let your correspondent be candid, and draw from tbefe principles the conferences \ thai are tnfepar&ble. . i' r >. What may be a Frenchman's religion mtoru, or in Philadelphia, but little ; but malicious refeßions on a reli gion, fludied and profeffed by a very numer ous body of good American citizens, concern me and many others very much. The cause of liberty I admire in Frenchmen, but their chrjhantty when depurated I envy no rtfi pousfociety to enjoy, that has a taHe to be- I tome pious a la mode de Paris. Far the Gazette of the Unit id Stxtzs. A BILLET. Gracchus has labored hard to decypher the card, or more properly the pack ol of cards of A. E. that he might no mortify his courtly fee!nigs by treating ; ;>ei foimance, which, from his manner mnl be high in his own estimation, bv a con temptuous silence. A. B. will pa,-do him for writing upon paper, for lie dii not know how t., become po.Tcfled of card hug? erouvh to eon:a;'n even th: morsel, m::ch lets h::d he extended it ti the complimentary length of A. K'j re p!y. The plebeian feelings of Gracchi! will not allow him to do such violence 1, liis judgment, as to compliment A. B U])on his " luminous" produ&ion ; but h will nevertheless, do him the juiticc to fa that he has the wonderful Iwstru>ien tality of shedding darkn'fr upon a sub jett. Gracchus feels himfelf highly flat tered, that A. B. has condccendinKl granted in his card, what lie denied in h; lirft labor. It certainly evinces candor when a man will even " un-ivittingly,' publicly renounce errors that he has pub hcly averted. There being, then, no dit ference ot opinion betwen A. B. and hin (if A. B. meant any thing in his card Gracchus will take a humble leave of hin by aflving him two queflions—As he ha reduced the IVMeiit from the whole t a part of the sovereign for the peoole Gracchus would be glad to know wki part of the sovereign he is, whether th uands or the feet, the nails or the teeth He would be glad to be informed aifo o the difference between opprobrior.t epithets which. A. B. may fuppofc merited, an, aoufe According to his explanation, i could not b» confidereci as abuse, fhouh Gracchus .call him a muddy headed crea ture, where he only to aiTiire him at th fame time, that he thought he defervei 't- If A. B. (houtd ileicend- from his dig mty to aniwer these plebeian questions Gracchus would feet himfelf enlightcna by his answer, if he would deign to ac commodate himfelt to vulgar comprehen lion, and cor.fider sense, or intelligibilitv (he will pardon this la!t word) in his re ply, for a man of his figure need not bi told,, that uncommon minds only, can lin< an end to a circle. CONGRESS. Ifoufe oj Rcpnf niiUtvrr. 1 uefclay I'cbraary 25. It ihuuld have been noticed in the mi nutes or ytftcrday's proceedhigs of the Houfc of Representatives—that the bill making appropriations for the support of Government for the year 1794, was read the third time and pjffcd. In the account of the Frefident'j mes sage yefterdny, for " Biitifh Secretary of ' L3 te, read American Secretary of $iate~ On "iVednefday the 79th mil. when the House were in committee of the whole on the ftatc of the union, the fecound re futation tor the protection of the com merce cf the United State?, against the Algerine corsairs, being under coniider ation in the words following, viz. " Re solved, 1 hat for the purpose of defraying the cost of a naval armament, and the an nual e:cpenfe thereof, after the day of there (hall be levied, colls£ied and paid upon all goods, wares and merchan dize, imported into the United States, and on which aduty < f 7 i-zper cent, is now payable, an additional duty of one per cent." Mr. Dayton said that as on a former day he had pledged himfelf to the rfoufc, to offer an amendment to this resolution, he was now prepared to do it, and (hould take up very little of the time of the com mittee in general prefatory remarks. No member prefeut, he said, could be 'gnonurt that the article, faflimr a .i4er4bc defenption of those fubjrtted to =, dutv 7 '-2 per cent, were for the most part purchased, and used by the poorer class of people who were less able to bear ad ditronaJ burthens than any other—That Indeed very many of those articles, and ome of the most important of them were eal necessaries, and could not be furnifh ed in this country, but rault be brought torn abroad, for a long time at lead to come ; among which he particularly men turned coarfc woollens, &c. J hat under this imprefiion he took the liberty to move that initead of laying- one per cent, additional dutv, as the felcft committee had reported, on those articles, It might be reduccd to one half per cent on Iv. 1 , Dayton laid he was aware that I'? 2 rea ' l<^lo n of one half aS proposed by him, would occasion a diminution in the sum to be rH,fed of about 75,00© dollars under that head of re vent: r, but that the committee of the whole might fee and un derbid his wholepTan and object, before they decided upon a part, he would in m« place read .to them what hr intended to offer as a substitute to remedy that de ncienc^. .Here Mr. D. read a variety of fpecific article which he Arid were either luxuries , ,"' e ! nd con feq'jcntly consumed or used by J hole who were moil able to pay the' duties, or articles which our own artists fr manufailurers couid supply f u f. Scitnt quantity, especially if this small additional protc&ion codd be held out to them. The principal of them were as follows, VIZ. ; On boots 2 J cents per pair—On shoe. and f ljjpcrs for men and women, c cents, and those for children, 3 cents—On mil ' reaJ 7 made, on artificialflowerj/ea thers, See. 5 per cent, ad valorem. | On cast, flit and rolled iron, and generally all manufactures of iron, steel, tin, pewter, copper, brass, or of winch eitFier of these metals is the article of chief value, not being otherwise particularly enumerated, ' (brass and iron wire excepted) cabi net wares, carpets and carpeting Leather tanned and tawed, and o- e - i — nerally all manufactures of leader, § ° r of which leather is the article of •tj chief value, not otherwise particu •jj larly enumerated. Medicinal drugs, except those £ commonly used in dying. Matts and -3 floor cloths, hats, caps and bonnets -o P ever y fort, gloves, mittens, llock " ; n S s » ftns, buttons, buckles, fheath g mg and cartridge paper, all powders, " perfumes, cofmctics and all dentifrice preparations. N On gold, silver and plated wares, gold and silver lace, jewellery and parte-work, clocks and watches, and the following groceries, viz. cinna mon, cloves, mace, nutmegs, ginger, annifeed, currants, dates, figs,plumbs, prunes,raifins,oranges,lemons, limes, and generally all fruits and comfits, olives, capers, pickles, oil, mustard [in flour. On all manufactures of cotton, or of which cotton is the chief material, printed, stained or colored, one and a half per cent! ! ad valorem. The additioual duties which he had proposed on tire articles he bad thus par ticularly enumerated, would amount to about 75,000 dollars, which would be the diminution oceafioned by the reduction of a half per cent, agreeably to his motion. Mr. D. said that he hoped every mem ber whether he favored or opposed a na val armament to protest our commerce and our coasts and harbors, would aid hi'm in his endeavors to render the wars and means for raffing the monies as little bur thenfcme and as unexceptionable as pos sible. If the resolution for building and equipping the five frigates, ihould uhi mately be negatived,. it by no means fol lowed that the time spent in the difcuflion and amendment of the resolution imme d'afe'y u " der consideration, would be uleleisly lpeiit. In any future call for money, the ways and means which (hould be on this occasion preferred, would pro bably be rcforted to, and it was therefore ot importance, that all ffiould unite their exertions, to make the measure as unob jedtjonahle as pofllblc. So far as the encouragement of cur own manufactures could be made to con sist with the cncreafe of revenue, it was certainly durable to effect it, and it was witrt a view to bcth theft important ob f jea, that he hid l'clected the artreks wfcch he had enumerated. It was to be remem bered Mr. D. added, that it was not now a question whether they ftionld raise more money, (thishadalready been determined) but whether the encreafe of duties (hould tall upon the neceflaries of life, or upon articles of luxury, and such other articles as the United States were capable of Ap plying within themselves, independently of foreign countries. After considerable difcuflion which turned principally upon the propriety of affording tile protection and encourage ment which was contemplated in the a mendment in favor of the iron and of the iron manufa£Uires of the United States, it was moved and carried, that locks, hing es and two or three other articles (which It was said, COU J(J nol j, e manufaflured in this country) ihould be excepted. The motions of Mr. Dayton were then agreed to, and were adopted as part of the report of the committee. PHILADELPHIA, FEBRUARY 25. PR OM CORREUPQNDNTS, A correspondent finds no inconf/lency in conduA of the Government towards tiltprcfent Mimfler of France and hisprc cicccjjor, as mentioned in Mr. Bache's pa per of this morning-. The latter endeavor, ed to involve this country in a war, oppof. Ed measures of the government, and in fulled the Chief Magistrate, The former hat explicitly exprefled his approbation of ths measures of the government, teftified utmost refpeft for the Chief Magis trate, and has disavowed all the proceed ings of M. Genet which had a tendency to war. It is a matter of course then that the officers of the Federal Government, and the friends of order, peace and tran quility (hould manifeft a friendly difpofi tionto the new Minister, whose language ana conduct are so congenial with their w s, as they reprobate the langeage and proceedings of the cidcvant minister which tended to disorganize the government, and introduce all the honors of anarchy and war. xhe officers of the federal govern ment and the federal interest of this coun ty, were never hostile to Franc, under M. Genet s ministry, but they were hofti/e to hu proceedings, which appeared to them, calculated to ruin this country. It .. natural that Spreaders of peace mould (hew refpeft to a Minister who is the mcjjmger of peace it is natural that the officers of the government (hoald be pleated with the appearance of one who is particularly charged to express his appro bation of the late meafure® of the govcrn- the desire of his nation to main tain them. This conduit implies no change of principles, but an adherence to a lyftem of peace. While we abuse Briti'ffi publications for their attempts to injure the cause of liber ty, let us not by servile imitation fall into the lame errors, let ns support a govera me"t which >* founded on the affections of the American people, and a model for the nations of Europe—Let us support and encourage the freedom of the press, but let uspunifh its licentiouftiefs. G> The paragraph preceding the above, f c doubt wt diflated by the mojl friend ly motives—but on refledion, our Corres pondent -will fee fame reafont for its non appearance in this paper. OBSERFER—No. 111. Mr. Fjnno, The Observer, was much gratified, last evening, at the New Theatre; on feeimr so many of his fair country women grace that resort of genteel company.—He ven tures to assert, that in point of number, elegance and beauty, such a collection has not been seen in America ; at the fame time he most Immbly requelh a pardon from his Pair friends in Boston ; and aflcs them to think, number is the only applica ble word to them His fair friends who are the fubjed of thefc remarks, will add new claims to refpeft, by a ptrfea acqui elcence, in equality, with those of Boston, as to elegance and beauty- To the performeis of instrumental mu sic, the Observer, with great pleasure, re marks, that they rifein his eftimition j keep to your resolutions, my friends, play uicii pieces ofmufic, as are allotted to you by the managers, or yourfelre* ; the gal- 'ery will soon Le conti'nced of its propri- Americans muff highly Mi(h the conr phment paid to tbei. National cockade. Mrs. Whitlock in the character of Bcl videra, in Ven.ce Preserved, deserve. un mingfed praifc. She pronounces the En glKh language in its purity and perfiaion, the Observer requcft, the attention of al I le players, to her pronunciation and ac cent : he thinks the model an excellent Mr. Fennel!, in the chara&erof Pierre I was truly great : The Observer hints to him,a critical attention to musical cadence c'pecia ,y at ail interrogation : Mr. Fen nel! will certainly notice a hint, friendly to his improvement. Mr. Whitlock, in Priuli, filial his part wjth much proprietv. The obferyer was pleased, with the ex hibition of the Pastoral Dance, a feconrf time; but presume. Mr. Francis, will keep in mind, that a repetition once too often, is mtich worse, than twice toofpa ring. V Mr. Bat-.s n. tlx: charter of Sharp, ("1 the Lying Valet) did honor to hi'mulf a an a£W; if Mr. Bates in other charac ters, only proves equal to himfelf in this, c - fl . J er P ronounc <* him as near a nmffied afior, as projkr ambition can hope, or rational expectation can wife. Mr. Moreton, Sirs. Frances, S!i d Mrs. Shaw, the Obfcrvcr recognized, with un common fatisfea.on, as gaining by repe tition upon public esteem ; and he is ex tremely out in calculation, if a harvest of - applau . fe 'toes not avait them. 1 he Obferycr, »happy to acknowledge his great obligate to the managers for exertions, to> afford rational am.ufc ment, coupled with mental improvement. He requests all those who are, :'n principle, I 0 ( Pp0 ? d L to Theatrical entertainments, to attend the New Tfeatfe once, and after wards, on reflection, each lay his hand on his heart, and fay, whether his morals are depraved by it—.fay whether those delicate and fine spun threads of his foul, designated f>y his Maker, to heighten his enjoyment, are not improved, and his heart expanded with benevolence. SHIP NEWS, Arrived at New Tori. Bh'g Columbia, Wolf, Bourdeaus O , ®"®7' Bowe "' Amsterdam Schr. Providence, Raifbeck, Halifax Sally, Dunn, NorfolJc t-apt. Dunn, on leaving the Capes of Virginia, fa\v 5 fad of the fine enter the Capes under French colours, and 2 armed brigs from 10 to 24 guns. CyDßAco,an Ode,and an "Extraß from a pamphlet now in the press," to-morrow The Debates on Mr. Mad fan's Re Muttons, we hope tt> rtfume also at the fame time. Other articles as fton as pojftble. NEW THEATRE. To-Morrow Evening, Feb. 26, Will be performed, A Comic Opera, called Love in a Village. Sir William Meadows, Mr. Moms Juflice Woodcock, Mr. Bates. Hawthorn, Mr. Darley. Young Meadows, Mr. Marfliall Eustace, Mr . Darley, jun. J? 0 t d E e ', Mr. Franci.. Deborah Woodcock, Mrs. Shaw Luanda, Mr». WamU. Rofetta, Mrs. Marlhall, Mad g e - Miss Broadhurft. In Acl xjl, a STATUE SCENE and DAA CE by the Characters. Servants at the Statue—Mr. WarrclL Mr. Bliflet, Mr. Rowfon,Mrs. Rowfon, ' Mrs. Bate9,and Mrj. Xfe Marque, See. After the Optra, the CALEDONIAN FROLIC. To which Imil be added, a Comfdt, intivo- Ads, written by the late David Garnet, CALLED The Guardian, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Whitlock. Sir Charles Clackit, Mr. Morris Young Clackit, Mr. Finch. Savant, Mailer Warrell. Mrs. Rowfon. Harriet, Mrs. Marshall. f Boxes, one dollar—Pitt, three quarter, oi a dollar—and Gallery, half a dollar. I'rvat Kefpuohco.