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At 6 d'ctnek In the evening, wiU be Sold by Pi>a- , lie Vr*DUe> at the Coffee-houfe, | An elegant Houie, No. 78, 1 tN Wtnut-ftree'. wiich is«s feet ffoot.by 171 1 test deep, with » *dj '("eg *° '- l 1 w W c > 7; feet o iiiehesde.p ; this lot is back of the house occupied by George Willing, tfif' The ho,ife '» completely finifced in every refpecft. !t is 50feet deep, hit (wo Urge parlours, the front jne 14feet, "'tie Vick it by iS I afeet ; a handsome drawing r iuiu 14 1-1 by 14 feet-? the roorfubel«w, the drawing room, ahd chamber aiming, have iha- J hogany door, and thele room*, «• well at the rnonis above them, have a communKation with each o:h- . ir ; the height i» the flrl! and fecnndftiriifare 11 1 f.-et. a d tholerooms have (lucco carpices »ndniue » r(mm»up A aits, besides the gtrreta, which nre di riil-d in'o three moms, a good kitchen, walh and milk house, (bower and plunging baths, a large ice h'.uft, a pump in *hr yard, and a } feet j inch alley, that leads into Pourth-ilreet. Tl»< cellar? arc with Unie and floored pfi'.hwvo iflclaplank »"tl pUiflered : the jrard is well fcivei, and the house is clear of ground rct't; it it Rented for on<_- year for 400 pounds per aimurr fro™ the 4th of >6yember last. Two b*kk liable* in z Ttreet, with two coach houbs, <*ie »l them will hold twp carriages, the other one ; the fmallell lia ble has room for three, and rhe largsll for lour torfl s : it is »I feet front on Walnut-ftreot, by 50 feet 3 inches deep ; they have riccile.pt 'oft 1 6>er them, an,l are nuwrents' sos 100 pounds per an num ; the cellar is arched and laid iwith two inch "plank, and will hold about lot? pipes ot wine ; is clear of ground rent; has the privilege of an 'II i-i feet alley, tlia' leads into Fifth ftjeet. Alio, a large brick.ftere, 3 j feet-front on fourth flreet, by 50 deep, which might at » fn»ll cipence be turned into ahandfome dwelling house, having been so contrived in the building: it has a yard 48 feet fix inche* deep, by 14 wide; has a rain water ' umpand nectffary, and the cel!ar;i» with two inch plank. and is now rented at 150 pounds per annum ; the rent was yaid down for 18 months 1 his building is fuhjcift to a ground rent of eleven dollars and three quarters per arum. A lot situate on the call fide of Fourth-street, 20 feet by 50 feet,, it joins on the end ef Dr. RufbVJot, and has the privilege of a three fe«t al ley adjoining, it is fuhje& to a ground rent of ijx dollars per annum. P«,rchafers, before the sale, may apply to the fubfeiber, George Meap?., or FOOTMAN Sc. CO. auAioncers. BALL. Mr. Francis refpeijfully informs hi* fcholar3, • and tht public in general, that bis third pra£l ifing Ball will be on Thursday the ajth, at the newAflemMv'Wm,Smith FcmrthSweet,between Chefnltand vValnut flreet— Ladies tickets to be "had by applying to the fchojars of Mr. Francis, or jit his hoafe No. 70 North Eighth, Street. Gentlemen'! tickets one dollar each, to be had • of Mr. Francis, at the Academy, or at his house Mr. Francis likewise informs the Subferibers to the Seleft Balls, that the next will be on Tuesday the 30th—Those fubferibers who have not yet received their tickets, are requested to apply for them as above. Mr. Francis continues to take Scholars as u sual. Jan. 12. d** *" JUZJJIK, By JOHN MILLER, jun. Co. No 8, Cfwinut-ftrect, Or.e hundred and eighty bales BENGAL GOODS, Amongfi which are, Gurrahs Mamoodies Battas Sannas Gmii nahs Tanda Coffa.es Citezies Bmertics Blue Cloths Calicoes Palampoors Romall Handkerchiefs Amongst them are a great proportion of the manufactures of Patna. December I. ' " Ji}ST 'RECEIVED, (via, Now-Y«rk) AND NOW OPENING, BT George Dobso'N, No 15, f»utb Third flreet, An exfeniive and general assortment of HABERDASHERY, viz. seft London mixt Pins Galloons and Ferrets Common do. do. Worsted Bindings,affotv Makencie'sfuper,patent ted colours white chapel N. edies Imperial, and Nuns Thr»ad no. 6to Thread Tapes 40, regularly afTorted White Edgings Lifie do.ne. I.",o to joo, Black nd coloured Chi regularly a(for;ed ntfs Ribbands Coloured doi" Satrin and figurcj do. Black fewin£ Silks B!arkV e lvet, i-4to lld Cok>vi-l do. and Twifl Velvet & pelon Satt'ißS Silk aril cotton Wires French Cambrick Do. d®. Ribbands Scotch do. shirt Moulds and \tfires gilt and plated Black brush Feather- Buttons And a complex assortment of Caods, to the present *nd approaching fcafon, at reduced price. Dec. 6: r . , dtf Princeton —New-'Jerfey. To be Sold, THAT neat and convenient House in which the late Mr.. Ann Withtrfpeon, nn -» Ann 1* alker, lived ; together with all the appur tenances. The house is two ftorie> high, of frame wofk, and painted. There are are four roonjs and an entry on the lower floor, and five rosnn op the second floor. Thecellarsare dry, and the garret spacious-—Th« back yard is paved \yi.h stone*. In it are a well of excellent water, an oven, a smoke house, and house for aib«!>—and * behind it a Carriage house; hay loft, granary, and convenient ftobles, with four flail? for Irorf'.'S, and four for neat cattle. The lot is 60 fecjt wide upon the flreet. and 2/4 feet deep.fomewhot more than one half of which is made isto a kifchen garden of an exctllent'ftfil. For terms,which will be made very reifounble, \ arp'T t0 the reverend Samuel S. Smitl.j. T»wn»ry 19 aw^w "Houle anii in liordcntoivn. rpo BE SOI.D, a handsome two story House. J. with the Lot on whifh it is creited, fitudtcd about the midille of the beautiful anil Wealthy Village of Botdeotown. The haufe is forty two tcet frcilt.'fna in neat order Thelat one acre, ipd is one batuTred feet on Hreet, and extends'with'ttie'fame breadth tc. back street. Also, a Urge I ot, containing nearly four acres, separated from the former by back itreet. One third only of the purchal'e money will be re quired upon ciecnting a deed, and lor the re mainder, fudi-creditwill » given a» tbe purchase tr maycliufe. Tkj* property will be fold free «- all incumbrances,find an itidifputablc title gtvenf ¥or farther patticulars enquire either of Dr. Williim Buints, rvfiding in Bordcntown, near, the premises, who will flww the fame, or of PETER THOMSON, Conveyancer, no. 144, Market-street. December a. 3a\vtf Hyson and Young Hyson 1 ea. A few chests of excellent quality, Fur Sale, cor ner of Second and Pin* ftreet-. December J6. *ctf P H 1 L A D E L PH t A . ! TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY IJ SCIPIO—Nf. XIII. It woyld be neithcrufeful nor entertaining to rcrairk on thecommunictittons which pafl ed between our nriiuiftar and the direQoty, | relative to the British treaty, after they had told him they had made up their mind h+iv to dB. ■ He feern/ to have been afraid to i;eprefent the sentiments of the Executive on this fubjeft; apprehending they might be difa greeabte to the directory, and thern lulpedl his peifonal devotion to their wtK which, on so. tnany Bccafions he had mani felted. By this timidity, he must have con trtbuted to alarm their jealousy, and not to appease ft. While he pretended to juflify and support the Executive in refpeft to the treaty, he appean *o have diftri/jled the goodness of hit cause,. and by this diffidence to ha*e animated the discontent of France. I (hall pass over the uncertaiwties, contrari eties and idle conjeftnres to te fouod in his letters to the Secretary of State, They may have been meant-tcr keep the; mind of the President in anxious andpainful or they may have been designed tojeave the ex-minister at full liberty, at a futUre day, to join in supporting that nation in demand ing an abrogation of the treaty with Britain. If he ha«To dubiously, so jefuitically, & in fmctrely defended tfje measures of America in relation to foreign naions, and particular ly the treaty with Britain, that he can now, without inconfiJlency advocaU the proceed ings of Frances %11 men must agree, he has been the unfaithful reprefentativ« ef the Urtited States. Will any perfiin doubly after reading Mr. Monroe's pamphlet, on which fide he now stands in the controver sy between Prance and his native country. He has avowed his objeA in his publication to be, to denounce the Executive for what he calls injustice andperfidy towards France. He has recapitulated no less than £ourteen ; chargestomake goodhis denunciation, runn ing over a period of several years which em braces the whole fpaee of his miniflry at Pa ris. Is it pbfflble that Mr. Monroe could have truly and cordially endeavoured to fulfil the views of the President as the minister of the United States to tht French republic, if he differed from him in sentiment, and dis approved of his maafures, or fufpe<£Ud his objefts? How can it be reconciled, that he remained more than two years in a ministry fubjeft to the direftion of the President, and for aught that appears, w6uld have willing ly remained for ever if in his*power; and that when he has been recalled, he has writ ten a book of accusations against his employ er, in which, he endeavours to proVe that, relative to France, the Executive has been either untoife, or unjust, or dishonourable, and hasfurm'fhedjuftcaufeforthe of that nation? After this, is it surprising that citfzen Barras, President of the direc tory, in the valedictory delivered to Mr. Monroe at his taking leave of France, Ihould have taken that occasion to pronounce an in ve&ive against our President, and an eulogy 011 ourminifter? Did not this deroonftrate that thediredlory believed the fentimefcts of the roinifter and of the President to be at variance, and that the former had been sub servient to the views of France? Else, why were the direftery disposed to permit Mr. Monroe always to remain in his ministry, why have they not only to receive, but even to hear his successor, gen. Pinck ney, than whom, no American truly at tached to the good of his country, could be less exceptionable—why, at this moment have our envoys been so long delayed, or perhaps sent back without an audience? To them no personal obieftion has been, or can be made. The only answer that occurs to me, to these questions is, that France, having so long been indulged with a minister moreufeful to it, than to America; ami-' who did every thing to infriire the di lrftory with confidence in him, but nothing to inTpiic them with confidence in the Ex ' ecutive, a minister who represented himfelf to that, in proportion as he disregarded tta itittrefts of this government, was dtfpleafed at his recall, and may have taken up the o pinion that (he is intitled to have at all times a minister from America, equally condescend ing, obsequious and fubmiflive. In thepre <ent difagreefnent between the two nations, if an argument more forcible than the reft to fuppoVt the iff. of the Executive in re moving this minister was fought for, the panegyric of citizen Barras on our minis ter's condu<S would furnifh it. To confirm statement which I have made of Mr. Monroe's negligence refppft ing the British treaty, I must present to the public an extraft from the letter of the se cretary of state to him, dated' 13tft Jurte, 1795- It is as follow? : « But the princi pal matter which now demands attention is what concerns the late treaty between the United States and Great Britain. " Of the views of the government of the United States on this fubjeft, you have long since been possessed as well before as subse quent to its ratification. These view* were communicated to yoH for the sole purpose of fumifhing you with the means of removing ■ objections and difpeUing jealousies. By your own representations both' objeftions and jealaufies existed. It has been there fore a matter of no small surprize to the President, th.it during folopg a period you contented yourfelf merely with having those means iu your pofleilion without' applying them to the objeft for which they Were transmitted. " As early as Oftober last you predicted that if Mr. Jay's treaty (hould be ratified, it would excite great discontent in France. Early in November you mentioned the ar rival of Mr. Fatichet extremely diffalisfied with the treaty ; adding that he was well received and would therefore be attended to. On the 6th December you acknowl edge <Ke*receipt bt n:y lettei of Seplcmber 12tfi, written f.*bfeq«culv to the ratifica tion of the treaty, to repeat and further explain the principles and views of the go vernment concerning it. Mr. Adet's ob jections to the treaty 8»d their refutation accompanied my letter. And with such alcana in your hands, means amply fufficient to vindicate the conduit of the Ujiiled States, notjefs regrcniian surprize is exci ted thsf no attempt was madt; to apply them to the highly itnportant use for which they were sent. Although you anticipated dis contents, although the symptoms of difcon teot appeared, although these fympt»ms! unatteuded tu and unallayed mig'tin'ncreafe foan iiiflamfliiition, and Mr.Fiiu liet'sarrival with all his diffatisfaction and prejudices a - boat htm would affwredly add to the irrita tion ; yel you were- silent and inadtive, un til, on thf 15th Fel>fU9ry you were alarmed 'by'the project »f the direi.'torj' accidentally comiW>uicated to you ; by. the minister of fo reign aflfeirs of femling to this, country an envoy extraordinary'to represent to our go vernment their decision concerning the trea ty with Great Briton, " that they consid ered the treaty of alliance between us as ceaiing to exist from the moment the treaty was.iatified." Your letter of the 20th of the Jfame month, describes your fe?ond in terview with the minister on the projedt of fendiug an envoy extraordinary, and the reasons yoti urgjed to dissuade them from it, were certainly very cogent. Your letter of the 10th March, informs us the projeft was laid aside, and your letter of the 25th of 'March, that you had an audience of the diredtory on the fubjeft, and that they had agreed to suspend tp propefe their proposed extraordinary million, until the points ih question fhotrld be dffcwffed between you and .rhe minister for foreign /affairs. The re- Jult this audience appears fathfuctory, and fromtfhc good esseS produced by the partial ex planations then given, may be the hap- P> confequtncetofthe full communications which I might have beyt made, and which forfo long a timeypu bad. poffejfed the means of making, in vi/iditttwp tf the government .you fepreftnt. ■ Thai these •were not made, that they had not I betn.. made even so late as the 2 sth of March, is again to be extremely regretted, because the jujlice, t)oihon»r and the faith oj tur country, were fU(/lioned, and consequently their mqfl fmportmt interefij were at flake. (Page This document shall close »ie illustration of this inft.anceof Mr. Monroe's mifcondu£t— In juftifying himfelf,vit is true he has Rated that he conceived it most prudent, to ob serve filpace on this topic, which.he terms remaining on the defenfive: but inacafelike this, wha; scut of defence was lilence i Did .filen.ee dilpel jealoulies ? Did silence efface the miXrorceptions which had been produ ced by the wicked misrepresentations of flie treaty* so Industriously invented, and reiter ated on this (ide the water, by the French fadtiou ? Did silence vindicate the justice and honor of America, from the vile afper tions throwt; on both, not only by some of our citizens, but even by members ef cur legislative bodies ? Did iilence vindicate the executive from the infinite calumnies which were circulated by the editor of the Auro ra, the confidentialfriend and correspondent of citizen Monrbe ? Or was not silence the part which by the French faftion, was prescrib ed to him to h'im to aft, as best calculated to-weaken and embarrass the administration of our own government and" t» promote their turbulfcnt ahd vicious projetfts. CONGRESS. HOtfSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. FRIDAY —JANUARY 19. Debate on Foreign Intercourse. [Continued from yell rday's Gazette.] Mr. N.Smith said the present bill was lim ited in its operation to two years; of course, if the gentleman from Virgin a wanted no more to-alttr the present eltahlifhn.enr, at some to conlinue a it had beejl, until'fuch period ar rived v sad in the two years contemplated in the.bill would probably e*xpire. He must fay, howeiJe/, that although he considered it clear that caigrefs had the power to regulate the fa laritb of our ministers to foreign courts, it was ;qually*clea* tllat they had bo power by tfie conllitutifw to determine on their or The power of making treaties necefTa rify carried with' it thp power of eSablilhing miniiters ; the po.wer of. executing the laws of *atiußS, implies the fubopdinate power tp ellab lilh tb*iP?ccfTa!-y diplomatic agencies. Our fo reign lelitions being placed in the hands of the executive, a/idalLour correspondence with fo reign nations being through him, were strong circumstances in favor -of the poGtion. But it' bad-been said, as the power of reg\ilatinj; faU-i ries Was in,Congrefs they might, by refuting to allow the falaries, defeat any appoint rtie-nf theextcutive might make ; or by allow ing a low salary a finally reduce the grade from whit thepreEdent had'cftabiilhed ; and our go veriimen't had b< en said" to be* a government of checks and bailees. He Taid this brought iii to vie* an old topic of difcuflion which was to him riot a matter of regret. The great land mirks of onr constitution coYld not be 109 clear ly afcertsined, and from the importance and in tricacy of the fubjefl, it could hardly be too often ilifcufled. That onr's was a government Of checks and balances in a certain sense he Would admit, tbotjgh, not hy any means in the feufe contended for by gentlejnen. He said the gov ernment was.d vided i#to three principal 'Je partonents, the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary ; e*eh ofthefe had in it checks. The pnrMer.t in the ejrteutive department was clrtekwt tfr rtie fcr.att ; in the legislative de partmyr.t the senate, the house of reprcfenta tives aRd the qualified approbation of the Pr>- Hdent were reciprocally checks upon each other, hi the judiciary, certain appeals of writs of er -101 'were provided as checks. Bui that one of these f rrat departments was designed by the conilituimn to check another by relufmg to afl, he altogetlifr denied. Indeed the arts of each r were ntceftary in order t„ give force and effftfl <0 the other. The legislature would in vain , make laws if the executive might refufe to pn' them in lorce, or ..if rhe j'.dicjar.y niight disregard . them ; and equally vain is it ior the executive |j to exert himfe/for the good of the nation in . Tin tegularcQnttitutionahfur«flions, if the leeif j lature will withhold from Mm its aid. He said 1 so far from this, the three departments Ihould ••j move mptrrfeta utlifan ; they (howld move with •is «i«c:i regularity as the rtaHcHiiKry »f a elo«k» each part fupportmg the others ; a*4 the n> tnent that one of these depaitmcnjs will refufe to exercise its c«nftitution*l funAioils, in ord?r to (five force and eIT.-fl to the regular £»nftit«- tinnal aisls of the o.hers, the utmost disorder inult pervade our whole political marhioe. No one apartment c»u'd be cit.fidered as the fa vorite of the constitution, b>jt the lame oblerra tiorw -were applicable to the who';. 1' wis nat in »he power of the legiflatur* to reverse a Cn gle deciflon -of the lowefl court acting under the laws of the United - States. If filch a decifi in wa« to minifeftly wrong a« to prove corruption in file joii-je*, still the legis lature could do no rrrjre than impeach the jndgr I ei ; while they cannot Under any-pretext inter-, ftre with the He alked if this was admitted, whether the house will allume the po*;r of judging over tfie head of the lupreme executive in marters within his province. He apprehended the true /ate to be this, that whea •vcr the regular con ffitutional ails of one de« partineut come l4cid«ot*4ly lirfoic another, no enquiry .8 to be their policy y,r pro -priety, but they are presumed for the bc't The executive had found it iutlifpenfable to eftabMh a minister at Berlin, and to raise the grades of thole at Ivflion and Madrid- £t was ttie duty of the legilHture to pt-ovide filarie» : in duing this they might enquire relative to the expeace of living at each court, and the stile of living proper for ait American minilter to alfume ; and indeed any other considerations except the pro priety of eftaMifhing them, their grades and their appointtrtents. These, he said, were futijecfU which (h»uld be laid aside m their deliberations, being already fettled by the regular constitu tional authorities for the purpose. It had been (aid that this power in the executive would give hjp an influence,over the legislature. He con ceived it a fuflicient anfvver to this argument to fay such was the constitution- It therefore had no other efteft than what was probably design« ed by the framers of that instrument. It was, however, worthy of remark, that the advocates for the ablblute controlof the house of represen tatives ovi.- th* executive, generally founded their arguments rather upon what tney suppose ; deftHs in the cenjlitition, than on the obvious meaning of the canftitntion itlilf. In the room of'contending for a gemiine fair conftruillon of it, they contend againll it as it as it is. He was ready to admit that thof'e gentlemen were nf o pinion the constitution had giveo coo much pow er to the executive, and this as far as it went might be their excule ; but they ihould bring forward an amendment in the regular constitu tional way : and he presumed gentlemen would do this, did tbey not know its probably, fate. I< had been said that prefidctit had already abused this power by appointing to office gen tlemen of the fame political with himfelf. This had been called " executive pa tronage," and the present majorities in the two houfesof congress fetmed to be attributed to the overgrown influence of the executive. It had also bzen said, the executive had determined in future not to appoint any gentleman to office whose political opinions did not coincide with his own. That the executive had formed the resolution attributed to him ffe Was .ready to admit, because he theught it was high time such a determination was made- Coald it be contended with all our preferrt ex perience that it was proper to have a di plomatic agent who, regardless of his duty, could place himfelf at the head of a faftion in opposition to those from whom he receiv ed his appointment ? Could it be proper to have an executive agent in office who, har bouring sentiments hostile to the govern ment could secretly defeat the very meafurei he publicly advocated ; " initiating" a fo reign mini llfr-into certain 'i hold ing " an official language and a language con fidential"? Can it indeed be proper to have in office a man who irtakes " preciqtts confejji ons"? Mr. Smith said, thf position this country had affumcd during the present Eu ropean war, was one of all others the most difficult to support even in. absolute govern ments. A neutral state mnft be supposed to excite the jealonfy of all the belligerent parties; but in a.republican government where every individual may freely indulge himfelf in political speculations, and where some may be found unnatural enough to use their utmost exertion in exciting the jealous ies and suspicions of one of the powers at war, the situation is rendered still more com plicated and embarrassing. In such a state of things it was ps the utmost importance that the Executive and ministers (hould go heart and hand together ; that the minister (hpuld feel an interest in reconciling foreign nations to the adts of government, that tfeey should feel zealous ip their attempts to banish suspicions and restore harmony when ever there may be the least interruption ®f it, and not use every effort to wide* the .breach between our government and a foreign nation in order to " draw elofer the bands of union between an inveterate faction in this country and such foreign powers. He said while he admitted thatthe cxecutivehad late ly, and probably would for the future ap-' point to office such only as were of (imilar political sentiments with himfelf, (which he admitted because he thought such conduft proper and not because he knew any thing about it) he would riot admit that the Pre sident ever fele&ed a member of the legifla « ire for the purpose of influencing their con dutt, nor would he admit that it ever had or would in this country have any influence pn the legislature. It was well known that salaries were low, lie believed, designed merely for support, with a very moderate compensation for the time they,were neces sarily employed in public service; but if gentlemen could Ihow that salaries weit so high as tp render offices objects of competi tion he would join them in a reduction of a - ny such salary ; forhis parthedid notbclieve a profpeft of appointment<ver had the least influence upon a lingle the legis lature ; and he would call on gentlemen, who drew these unfair coticlufions refpe£ting therhotives of members, to fay whether the state of their own hearjs had been their stand ard by which to judge of others; he would call on the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Gallatin) whether his htart was his ltandard while he was yellerday indulging his illiberal suspicions relative to an honora ble membet from 6. Carolina who received a foreign appointment during the late session of Congress. Mr. Smith alked utilefs this was the source, from whence did Mcy draw such condufions: Surely they had no proofs on which to found them; Jiuman motives wen beyond the reach of proof, and yti 1 ess gentlemen draw their affcrtipns, from the source be had meiHiauedthei'i-j. - r * H- 3" 'r mere d r m! of «e laid, if ,t was admitted that the K r to to itfelf the toterff e infore'gn ijitorcourfe they ftouid call f* all the information in the paffeffion of t fridK erdcr totnaMe tb «n to mat! a right judgment tw the fubieet ™ c lure a (Fume the power J".7 v V fu " immediately beca»e theorem ' 3r,(1 that, afidt from these Moderation, the'"if fervations made br the pentl,™,, r ob " Carolina ( Mr. S conclafire force: indeed "r j, s min< * ;r t " f state knew!!", Cd > and * ra % interpofc wi,hLT oo w" ■ng any th.ng about the unfafe and unwise. uu, be [P' la/t le ** cmhUlcJ.) January 22 Ways and* m" B '"' of Ways and Means, made an unfavourable «■ port upon several petitions, which was or" deied to lit upon the table. P,tffutcd Petition of John Vaderefg, pr aying f or competition for red Unn " the W ' r ' Wh »£< J comm 'ttee of claims. Mr. Sitgreaves, from the committee an pointed on the fubjedl of W. BlounK conlpiracy, reported two letters which had j?. the comn iittee 4. one from «t - dc Yr d -yi-g that he had at a«y time giveß OI prom ; fcd . L° r r ,?7 d V° John Phili P> &P™y « stated m-thedepofK.on of Ahv.ham Hofden- York Zt R^ 8 ! * WhiHt ht Was in NtV York, that Ripley was arrested f or deb and that from his having spoken well of his charafter to Mr, Stougkor,, the Spanilh Sf Sf *' S? 31 S became bail for hitti. The letter from Mr. Ripley » confirmative of this , (htcment.-Both were ordered to be printed. The President of the pnited "States i«. formed the House, by mtffa t c, that he had approved and f.gned an ad for the relief of John rrank. The house again Solved itfelf into a cam. °! l J? e w >le W the bill providing the mcaas of tore.gu InterWe ; when Mr. Nicholas s amendment being under conside ration, MefTrs, GriswoU, Bayard and Den. Ms spoke in opposition to it, and Mr. Brent iti its support. No question was taken, and the committee had leave to fit again. 4 PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. House of Representatives. January 18. Dr. Leib presented a petition from An thony Wright, praying eompenfation f or proving powder ; tfhich was read and re ferred. Mr. Philfon presented a petition from a number of the citizens of Lycoming coun ty, praying a new elsdKoo diftrift rvty- be laid out, and that the place os-holding the eleftion maybe in future at the town of Beu 1* ! Mr. Shnyder reporter} a-bill to ereft th? town of Northumberland into a borough ; which was read, and made the order of the day for this day fortnight. Mr. Marlhall reported a bill supplementa ry to the aft for extending tbe powers of the comniiffioners of Huntingdon county, ena bling them to afiefs aod eoikft a further sum for creating the public buildings in the tod county, which was read and made the order of the day for Friday week. Mr. Brown made report in' favor of the petition from the minister, vestry, &c. of St. John's church, in the county of Chester, which was read and ordered to lie on the table. » Mr. Ball reported a biU enabling theTruf tees of the University of Pennsylvania to vacate the feats of such of their members as do not attend at the meetings of their board —which was read and faade the order of the day for Saturday week. Mr W- M'Clay reported a bill for grac ing a sum of money to the Trustees of the Academy in Bucks County which was read and made the order of the day for Tuesday next. . • , A Mr. Marshall reported a bill enabling the commiflioners of Huntingdoncountyto com pensate Benjamin Elllbt for certain fervicet, which was read and made the order of the day for Friday week. Mr. Evans reported a bill,on behalf of t he petitioners authoring them to raise by way of lottery, five hundred dollars forer efting a fchodl-houfe in the township of New Hanover in the county of Montgomery, which was read and made the order of the day for Wednesday next. Mr. Eyerly read a' bill in his place for purchasing and distributing the laws of the state and of th« United States, which was "made the order of the day for Monday next. Mr. Beunet reported agaiuft the bilis for felling the ont half of the rcferved trads ad joining Erie, Franklin, Wirren, Water ford and Beaver, and for aothoriling the Governor to appoint commiilioners for Tel ling the remaining halt part of Beaver-town lots. Mr. Evans laid a resolution on the table relative to the eleiS/on of three Bank Di reftors. c Mr. Shnyder called up his resolution tor the appointment «f a committee to enquire whether any and what alterations are flece fary in the law for regulating hawkeis an pedlars, which wa3 agreed to. Dr. Preston offered arefolution for the»p pointmeut of a committee to enquiif into she to apprentices, which wa« read and ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Carpenter laid a reTcilution on the ta ble for the appointment of a committee to consider the propriety of erefting a pooi honfe in the county of Lancaster. A committee was appointed to jom a committee of the Senart'ta -visit the 1 eon fylvania Htffpital.