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L fn 0/t . b,ut our limits will not admit of inffrttng their /ihe'queftion being taken, the duty was contin ued at 6 cents. # > , ■ Mr Sherman moved, that card Mire bs added to the articles exempted from Impost—which was having proceeded through the re mainder of the report (except the duty on tonnage, which was poitponed) appointedMr.CLYME,' ,Mr. White, and Mr. Baldwin, a committee, to draft and report a bill. A resolution of the Senate was then read, pur porting that they had appointed Mr. Johnston, Mr Izard,and Mr. Maclav a committee,to deter wine and report, reflecting the papers in the late Secretary's office. *1 lie Houl'c concurred, and ap pointed Mr. Trumbull, Mr. C .rw i ,-D. h, : nci Mr. Jackson, to join the committee of the Senate. Wednesday, Atril 29. A letter from Matthias OgDiH, Esq. of New- Terfey, addrefled to the Speaker, incloling a peti tion and remonstrance of a number of citizens of Ncw-Jerfcy, alledging, that certain irregularities had prevailed at their late election, and that undue means has been used to bias the voters ; also com plaining of the return made by the Governor, was read, together with the petition, and committed to the committee of elections. The House took up the consideration of the re folutiofl of the Senate for attending divine service, in St. Paul's church, immediately after the oath is adininiitered to the President, and concurred there with. _ , _ A committee was appointed to prepare an efti mateofthe probable amount of the revenue on impost, agreeably to the duties lately ag' eed to ; and to procure an eftirriate of the public debt. Friday, Maiv i, 17P9. The Speech of the President, to the two Hcnfes of Congvefs yesterday, was read, and referred to a committee of the whole House. The Houle then resolved itfelf into a committee, and Mr. Page took the chair. Mr. Madison then introduced a resolution to the following effect, viz. ■ Resolved, as the opinion of this committee, that a feleift committee of the House be appointed, to prepaie an address to the Piefident, congratulat ing hiin on his appointment to the office of Pre sident of thef'e States by the unanimous voice of his countrymen —expressing the approbation of the Houle of the liberal and patriotic sentiments, con tained in his speech, and their concurrence iij e very plan which he has or may propose, to secure the liberties, promote the harmony,and advance the happinefe and prosperity of their country.— I his resolution being adopted, the committee was dis solved, and the Speaker resumed the chair—when the following gentlemen were elected a commit tee, agreeably to the resolve—Mr. Madison, Mr. Clymer, Mr. Sh cßmam, Mr. Bi nson, Mr. Gale. A proposition for the appointment of a com, mittee, to take into consideration, what compen sation lhall be made to the President for his fervi ces, was after some conversation referred to a com mittee of the whole upon the state of the Union. Upon motion of Mr. Shfrman, to take up the order of the day—it was voted to come to the choie of a Chaplain—the ballots being collected—the Reverend Mr. Linn was chosen. Adjourned until Monday. NEIV.WRK, MAT 2. On Thursday laft,agreeably to the resolution of bothHjufes of Congress, the inauguration ofTHE PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES was so lemnized. At nine o'clock, A. M.* the people aflembled in the several churches,with tl - Clergy of therefpec tive denominations, to implore the blessing of Hea ven upon the new govermemt, its favor and pro tection to the PRESIDENT, and l'uccefs and ac ceptance to his administration. About twelve o'clock the procession moved from the House of the President, in Cherry-Street — through Queen, Great Dock and Broid Sreets, to the Federal State House, in the following order : Col. Lewis, Attended by two Officers. Capt. Stakes, With the Troop of Horse. Artillery. Major Van Horns. Grenadiers, under Capt. Harsin, German Grenadiers, underCapt. Scri ba. Major Bickiwi. The Infantry of the Brigade. Major Chkystie. Sheriff. Committee of the Senate. •sjajijio ri A o Committee oftlie Representatives. Hon. Mr. Jay. Gen. Knox. Chancellor Livingston, Several gentlemen of distinction. When within a proper distance of the State-lloufe, the troops formed a line on both fides of the way, 'I HE PRESIDENT palling through, was conducted into the Senate Chamber, and introduced to both iloufo of Congress, Immediately after, accompanied by the two Houles, he was conducted into the Gallery adjoin ing the Senate Chamber,and fronting Broad-Street, where, in the presence of an immense concourse of citizens, the Oath, prescribed by the Conllitu tion, was adminifteried to him by the Hon. R. R. Esq. Chancellor of the State of New-York. i lie Chancellor then proclaimed him THE PRE SIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, wliich'was followed by the instant discharge of i 3 cannon, and loud repeated shouts : the President bow ing to the people, the air again rang with their acclamations: He then retired with the two Houses to the Senate Chamber, where he made the follow ing SPEECH. TE L LOW-Ct Tl ZENS OF THE SENATE, anp of the House of Representatives, AMONG the viciflitudes incident to life, no event could hafve filltd me with greater anxieties, than that of which the notification was' transmitted by your order, and received on the 14th day ol the present month.—On the one hand, I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love, from a retre. which I had chosen with the fondeft predi lection, and in my flattering hopes, with an immutable decision, as the asylum of my declining years ; a retreat which was rendered every day more necefTary as well as more dear to me, by the ad dition of habit to inclination, and of frequent interruptions in my heal oh to the gradual waftc committed on it by time. On the other the magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my country called me, being fufficient to awaken in the wisest and mod experienced of her citizens, a diftruflful scrutiny into his qualifications, 'could not but overwhelm with despondence, one, who, inheriting inferior endowments from nature, and un praftifed in the duties of civil adminillration, ought to be pecu liarly conscious of his own deficiencies. In this conflict of emo tions, all I dare aver, is, that it has been my faithful study to col lect my duty from ajuft appreciation of every circumstance, by v. hidi it might be afte&ed. All 1 dare hope, is, that, if in execu ting this task, I have been too much swayed by a grateful remcm bran eof former inflances, or bv an affe&ionate sensibility to this tranfeendant prods of the confidence of my fellow citizens; and have thence too little consulted my incapacity as well as disincli nation, for the weighty apd untried cares before me; my error will be palliated by the motives which misled me, and its confe rences b& judged by my country, with some share of the parti ality in which they originated. Such being the imprefTions under which I have, in obedience to the public furmnons, repaired to thp present flation ; it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this firfl official a£i, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe; prefidcs in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defett, that hisbencdi&ion may con secrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States, a government instituted by themselves for these effeii-al purposes ; and may enable every instrument employed in its ad miniflration, to execute with success, the tunftions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the great author of every public and private good, I aflurc myfelf that it exprelTes your feq tiinents not less than my own; nor those of my fellow citizens at large, less than either. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which condu6ls the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every flep by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by fdme token of providential agency. And in the important revolution j u st accomplished in the system of their united government, the tranquil deliberations, and voluntary consent of so many diftinfl communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which moll governments have been eflablifhed, without some re turn of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future bleflings which the part; seem to presage. These reflections arising out of the present cr r is, have forced themselves too firong ly orypy mind to be fupprefTed. You will join with me, I trust, in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free government can more auspiciously commence. By the article establishing the executive department, it is made the duty of the President to " recommend to your consideration, such meafuresas he shall judge neceflary and expedient." The cir eumftances under which I now meet you,will acquit me fiom enter ing into that fubjefl, farther than to refer to the great conilitutional charter under which you arc aflembltd, aud which, in defining your powers, designates the obje&sto which your attention is to be given. It will be more confident with those circumstances, and far more congenial with the feeiings which actuate me, to substitute, in place of a rccommrndation of particular measure.% the tribute that is due to the talents, the reClitqde, and the patriotism which adorn the characters fele£ted to dcvifc and adopt them. In those honorable qualifications, I behold the surest pledges, that as on one fide no local prejudices, or attachments—no separate views,no par ty nnimofities, will mifdircft the comprehensive and equal eye which ought to watch over this great aftemblage of communities and interests; so, on the other, that the foundations of our national policy will belaid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality; and the pre-eminence of free government, be exempli fied by all the attributes which can win the affe&ions of its citizens, and command the refpe£t of the world—l dwell on this profped with every fatisfaftion which an ardent love of my country can in spire. Sincc there is no truth more thoroughly eflablifhed, than that there exists in the oeconotny and course of nature, an indiflo lub:cunion between virtue and happiness ; between duty and ad vantage, between genuine maximsof an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity. Since we ought to be no If fs pcrfuaded that the propitious smiles of heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eter nal rules of order and right, which heaven itfelf has ordained. And since the prefcrvation of the sacred fire .of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply 1 perhaps as finally flaked on the experiment entrufled to the hands of the American people. Bcfides the ordinary objetls submitted to your care, it will re main with your judgment to decide, how far an exercise of the occasional power delegated by the fifth article of the constitution is rendered expedient at the present jun&ure by the nature of objec tions which have been urged against the system, or by the degree of inquietude which has given birth to them. Instead of undertaking particular recommendations on this fab le#, in which I could be guided by no lights derived from official opportunities, I shall again give way to my entire confidence in your difcernmpnt andpuifuit of the public good. •S.WDI}(O ITAI3 For I allure myfelf that wnilAyou carefully avoid very altera tion which lnjtfht endanger the benefit'* of an united and effective government, or which ought to await the future leflbn ot expe, - once ; a reverence for the chara&eriilic rights ot freemen, and a ic ard for the public harmony, will fufficiently influence your de • Derations on thequcition how far th former can be more lmpreg nably fortified, or the latter be fafely and advanta ;eoufly promoted. To the preceding observations I have one to add, which will he noil properly addrefled to the house of reprefentatives,it concerns myfelf, and will therefore be as brief as poflible. When I was firft honoured wfth a call into the service of my country, then on the eve of an arduous struggle for its liberties, !he light in which I contemplated my duty required that I should renounce every pecuniary compensation. From this resolution I '.aVe in no instance departed. And being still under the impressions which produced it, I must decline as inapplicable to myfelf, any hare personal emoluments, which may be indispensably con luded in a permanent provifionfor the executive department; and must accordingly prayi that the pecuniary estimates for the station id which I am placed, may, during my continuance in it, be li mited to such actual expenditures as the public good may be thought o require. Having thus imparted to you my sentiments, as they have been rwakened by the occasion which brings us together—l shall take my present leave ; but not without resorting once more to the benign parent of the human race, in humble supplication, that since he ias been pleased tr» favour the American people with opportunities ;or deliberating in perfett tranquility, and dispositions for deciding vith unparalleled unanimity on a form of government, for the fe urity of their union, and the advancement of their happiness ; so his divine blefllng rnay be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wife'meafure's on which flhe success of fhis government must depend. GEORGE WASHINGTON. The President, accompanied by His Excellency the Vice-Pre sident, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and both Houfs of Congress, then went to St. Paul's fchapel, where divine service was performed, by the Right Rev. Dr. Provost. Bilhopofthe Episcopal Church in this State, and Chaplain to the Senate." * The religious folemuity being ended, the President was escorted :o his relidence. Yesterday morning the President received the compliments as His Excellency the Vice President, His Excellency the Governor of this State ; the principal Officers of the different Departments; the fageign Ministers ; and a great number of other pertons oldiftin£tion. We are informed, that *r he President hasattigned every Tuei-< day and Friday, between the hours of two and three, for receiving visits ; and that visits of compliment orf other days, 'and particularly on Sundays, will mot be agreeable to him. It seems to be j. prevailing opinion, that so much of the Pre side nt's time will be engaged by the various and important buti nefs, imposed upon him by the Constitution, that he will find him felf conurained to omit returning visits, of accepting invitations to Entertainments. The tranfpapent paintings exhibited in various parts of the city, on Thursday evening, were c qual at least, to any thing of the kind ever before seen in America. < That displayed before the Fort at the bottom of Broad-way, did great honor to its inventors and executors,for the ingenuity of the design, and goodness of the workmanship ; it was finely light ed and advantageously foliated : The virtues, FORTITUDE,* JUS fICE,f and were judiciously applied ; of the firft, all America has had the fullelt evidence ; and with refpecft to the two others, who does notentertaintheinoft pleas ing anticipations. * The President. fTheSENATE. J The Representa tives of the United States. His Excellency Don Gardoqui's residence next caught the eye—and fixed it in pleasing contem plation : The Tout-en-femblc here, formed a molt brilliant front ; the figures well fancied, I'HE GRACES, suggested the best ideas ; and the pleas ing variety ot emblems, flowers, jhrubbcry, arches, See. and above all the MOVING PICTURES, that figured in the windows, or as it were in the back ground, created by fixing the transparencies be tween the windows,afforded anew—an and enchanting spectacle. The residence of his Excellency, Count Moustier, was illuminated in a stile of novel elcgance ; the splendid bordering of lamps ronnd the windows, doors, &c. with the fancy pieces In each window ; And above all the large deflgns in front, the allusions, of which we cannot at present particulaly describe, did great honor to the taste and sentiment of thfe inventor. The above two instances of attention to honor this great and important occasion, so highly inter esting to our" dear country," evince the friend fhip, the delicacy and politeness of our illustrious allies. The portrait of " THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" exhibited in Broad-Street, was ex tremely well executed, and had a fine effeift. There was an excellent Trafparency, also shewn at the Theatre, and at the corner, near the Fly- Market : In fliort, emulation and ingenuity were alive ; but perhaps were in no instance exhibited to greater advantage than in the display of the FireWorks, which, from one novelty to another, continued for two hours, to surprize, by variety, taste, and brilliancy. The illumination of the Federal State House, was among the most agreeable of the exhibitions of the evening ; and the ship Carolina formed a beautiful pyramid qf Stars The evening was fine —the company e—every one ap peared to enjoy the scene, and no accident casts the smallest cloud upon the retrorpedl. ARRIVALS. At the Port of New-York. Wcite flay. Brig Minerva, Bell, 39 days. , , Sloop Mary, Daun, St. John's. Ann, Lvburn, Turks-Island, 15 days. Friday. Sloop Peggy, Cahoone, Rhode-Island ; 1 day. Defiance, Drew, Baltimore. Friendship, Savanna.