general terms the impressions which the
fubjed had made on his mind ; to exhibit
its general object; to prove that it was not
unimportant: And that if fcich should be
the opinion of the House, the stage of the
fcfiion require 3 that it Ihould receive im
OBSERVER, No. VI.
Monday evening, at the New Theatre,
the " Schpol for Scandal," —and the
" Poor Soldier" were played.
The Performance was honored with
a numerous and refpeflable company, fi
lming which were the President of tne
United States, his Lady and family, and
the Vice President.
The President was welcomed with 3
cheers, and the miific gave us the Prefi
dent's March; so far, well; but in the
course of the evening, the people in tiie
gallery were extremely noisy and inde
To the managers a hint; — The persons
in the Gallery interrupt those who vvilh to
hear, they hiss the heft pieces of mafic ;
a per lon in one of the fide-Boxes, observ
ed iome lads of Spirit spit upon people in
the Pit. Gentlemen, a reform mud be
effe&ed, oryourhonfe will be solitary.—
Those who wife for rational and decent a
musement, will contribute to indemnify
you, and (hut the Gallery entirely, if you
cannot reilrain the unruly people who fre
quent it. Your interest is deeply concern
ed in attending to this hint.
A hint to the a&ors.—Set afiae Mr.
Bates and Mrs. Morris, and the " School
for Scandal" was not performed well ;
the Old Company have done it much bet
ter ; choose a better play, or perform this
better, if you mean not to ftupify the au
dience : ITie play itfelt will never rife a
bove mediocrity, and unless helped out by
uncommon merit in action, had better be
consigned to oblivion.
Mr. WignelPs forte, is the part of Dar
ky in " Tbe Poor Soldier," and Mr. Dar
ley and Mfs. Brnadlmrfi, in the songs of
the " Twins of I.atona" and the " Mea
dows loot Cheerful" were equal, if not
fuperiot- to themselves, on any former ex-
But however much the Observer wifties
to praise, the players will consider, that
undeserved applaule,is the highest exercise
of cen'fure ; and that disagreeable truths
are often profitable.
The whole performance on Monday
evening was but tolerable, when conlider
ed / collectively ; when analysed, many
parts wanted animation, were awkward,
and in Ihort, if not intolerable, approach
ed very hear to it. If this hint is improv
cd to advantage, particulars will be pur
Genuine extra£l of a letter from a Mer
chant of the fiift intelligence and re
fpeftability in an Eastern State, to his
Correspondent in this City.
" I am happy to find it your opinion
that Mr. Madison's plan would have been
reje&ed, had it been put to the vote. 1
think the question being deferred until
March will not render it more likely to
succeed—their party mud and will lefTen.
AU the merchants in this and the neigh
boring towns, are decided againil the lyf
tem at this time; and consider it,if adopt
ed, calculated to involve us in ruin, by the
total deftru&ion of our fiourifhing com
merce. Our navigation is well employed—
ofcourfe our marincrs& mechanics. Their
wages were never so high in peace, and
the produce of our country finds a ready
Mr. Smith of South Carolina, has clear
ly proved the advantage of our commerce
with Great-Britain. Indeed it must be
obvious to every one—his speech has been
much approved here.
I presume that Congress will be influ
enced by motives that will conduce moll
to the general good, and not by that pie
judice and party spirit which Mr. Madi
son's* plan appears to have been founded
upon. No advantage can derive from any
pl-.Ds formed on tlnjfe principles.
It gives us pleafare to find the northern
members and (o many from the commer
cial towns to the southward, united a
gaiaft the reftri&ing system. I wish they
may continue united and firm in opposing
this and every other mealnre calculated
to destroy the good government, and im
poverish and dilturb the happy people of
the United States. Ido hope and be
lieve thev will gain strength and support
in every measure, tending to support go
vernment, and to keep us from the great
calamity of war, and European politics.
Many of our merchants have fullered
greatly by the detention of our vefiels in
France. They will not continue to fend
their property to that country from
whence there is no return, except mad
politics. Such conduct as the French
are pra&ifing will loon wean us from pre
judices in their favor.
Many among us complain that Congress
have not duly attended to checking the
Algerines. We think that object merits
their firft attention. I am.glad to find the
vote for building fix ihips has been ob
tained, they are thought to be adequate
to keeping the pirates within the Streights.
Wilhing that pe?ce may be obtained
with them, and prcferved with all other
nations. I am &c.
A correspondent observes, that the
public councils of this country can never
be expected to prosper, till the supreme
executive (hall employ the paragraphia of
the General Jdvertifer of this, morning,
to help him keep the secrets of ftatc.
For the Gazsttx of the United Stjtf.s
A LAW SCRAP.
Part for ike vfe of M. Carey—the fefl. for
whom it may cotu'ern,
A YOUNG man who was confined
in gaol, in October last, amongst a number
of other prisoners, for a debt of £. J 13 9.
at the suit of a Quaker trader of consider
able property in the county, was taken
dangerously lick with the Yellow Fever,
which he had catched in Philadelphia :—
At the earned and repeated solicitations
of all the prisoners and inhabitants of the
village, he was removed ont of prison to
hi? mother's house, where he died of the
fever about two days after.—The plantifF
a few weeks ago brought an action against
the Sheriff of the county for the escape
of this dead man, before a Justice of the
Peace, and obtained a judgment against
him; from whieh the. Sheriff appealed to
the feflions.—When the cause came 011
(General Whiffet* havingprevioufly iflued
fer.ret orders to his subalterns for'conduc
ing the battle) Corporal Catfjh supported
by Serjeant Snipe, opened for the appellee,
by moving the Court " to order the Pre
lidertt of the Court togo off the bench."—
After about 3 hours grinning and chin
wagging, the President addressed them to
the following purport: " Gentlemen, you •
r, ay save yourselves any further trouble on
this fubjeft. 1 know my duty and mean
to do it. I will not desert my post let who
will order it.—Force may remove me, but
the Law will not. I am no boxer or
military man, but your attack formidable
as it may appear to yo-.t, does not terrify
me. As for General Whiffet and Corporal
Catfjh, I have been a witness of their re
doubtable prowess, in the Yellow Fever
campaign of last fall. I know the force of
Camphorated bullets while I was a prafti
cioner, and I have not yet forgot the smell
of them. Pleafc to change your plan of
operation and go on with the appeal,
which the Court ordered on accordingly.
N. B. The particulars of this cafe will
be published after the decision.
* This fame General was the mojl aflivr
man in the To wn, in urging the removal of
this Sick Man, and was so frightened with
the name of the Yellow Fever, that Camphor
itfelf eould hardly leep life in hiifi—The
very smell of gun-powder inflantly gives
him the Cannon Fever.
Tie following mifcdlannus articles are co
pied from the American Star.
A letter was read to the Convention
from the Commidioners at I-a Vendee,
conceived in these terms, " La Vendee
is 110 more—all the country that it con
tained i 9 actually occupied fay the troops
of the Convention—a profound silence
reigns over this land—the country may
be travelled without almost meeting a An
gle man—except Cliolet de St. Florent,
and some little villages, we have not left
behind us pnv thing but allies and dead
The Commidioners of Lyons wrote
(the 22d) to the Convention, that since
their entiy they have every day been en-
gaged in decapitating criminals, and that
they are disposed to put in execution the
decree for the detlru&ion of that rebel-
The Revolutionary tribunal ha« divided
itfelf into two fedtious for the purpose of
accelerating its labors.
The Convention decreed on the 6th of
December, that the itatue of Rousseau be
erected in one of the squares of Paris.
A report was made to the Convention,
whose tendency was tofubilitute an univer
sal worship of Reason infteadof Chriftian
ifm. The report finifhes thus; " Con
tinue to diredfc in a firm and rapid man
ner, the great movement imprefTed by the
French people on the human heart, and
compleat the gospel of equality, which is
to triumph over the most ancient preju
dices and renew the face of the world."
The day after this report, Gobet, the
conditutional bishop of Paris, with his
vicars, accompanied by the conllituted au
thorities, and wearing the cap of liberty,
declared at the bar of the Convention,
that they renounced their fun&ions as
bishop and prieits.
Coupe, an ancient curate, Lindent, bi
shop of the department of Eure, Miller,
curate in that of the lower Seine, Julien
de Tooioufe, miniiter of the protestant re
ligion, Cevernon, curate of La Vendee,
and many others appeared at the tribunal,
and there made the fame declaration.
General Doppet, conqueror of Lyons,
is appointed to the command of the ar
mies of the Eastern Pyrennees.
THIS EVENING, March 5,
Will be performed,
A T RAG ED T,
(never performed here) called
St. Vafcri) Mr. Fennell.
Lord Hildebrand, Mr. Whitlock.
Lord De Conrci Mr. Green.
Montgomeri, Mr. Cleveland.
Gvfford, Mr. Harwood.
Fitz Allan, Mr. Francis.
Raymond, Mr. Warrell.
Matilda, Mrs. Whitlock.
End of the Play, a new ScotJ Dance,
By Mr. Francis, Miss WUlems, and
Mrs. De Marque.
To which will be added,
A FARCE, in two Adb,
T*he Spoiled Child.
Little Pickle, Mrs. Marshall.
Old Pickle, Mr. Finch.
Tag, Mr. Francis.
John, Mr. Bliflet.
Thomas, Mr. Darley, jun.
Miss Pickle, Mrs. Shaw.
Maria, Mrs. Cleveland.
Margery, Mrs. Bates.
Susan, Miss Willems.
Boxes, one dollar—Pitt, three quarters
iif a dollar —and Gallery, half a dollar.
For Frederickjburgb and
(Rappahannock River, Virginia)
CTfck. THE SCHOONER
Henry Macnamara, Master,
Will fail on Saturday next. For freight of
pafTage apply to the Captain on board, at
John Wall/8 Wharf, or to
WHO HAS FOR SALF,
WHEAT, and GINSENG.
March j. 3tswf
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