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What have you to fear ? Nothing, no, nothing but a fatal impatience ; yet, a few moments — It is for liberty ! You have given so many ages to despotism ! Friends, Citizens, a generous pati ence, in the place of servile patience. In the name of the country —you have one now ; in the name of your King—you have a King ; he is your's : no longer the King of foine thonfandsof men; but the King of Frenchmen—of evejy Frenchman. How mult he now despise despotism ! How must he hate it ! King of a free people, how must he recollect the errors of those deceit ful illusions maintained by his Court, who called theinfelves his people ! Prejudices scattered round his cradle, comprehended designedly in the roy al education, and which they have at all times endeavoured to instil into Kings, to make their errors, the patrimony of the Court. He is your's: how dear is he to us ! Since his people have be come his court, would you.refufe hi in the tran quility and happiness he merits ? Let him no more hereafter hear of those violent I'cenes, which have so much afflicted his heart ; let him find, on the contrary, that order revives, that property is everywhere respected and defended ; that you receive, that you place under the pro teitionof the law, the innocent, the culpable— the culpable, there is none, unless the kw pro nounces thein such. Let your virtuous monarch fee some of those generous traits, those n >ble ex amples, which hare already illustrated the cradle of French liberty. Aftonilh him by your viitues, give him the reward of his own, by hastening the moment of public tranquility and the fight of your happiness. As for us, purfuiugour laborious talk, devoted, confecrared to the great work ofthe constitution, your work as well as our's, we will terminate it, alii (ted by all the wifdorn of France, and over coming every obllacle- Satisfied with our con sciences, in the conviction and anticipation of your approaching happiness, we will place in your hands this sacred deposit of the constituti on, under the guard of new virtues, whose feeds implanted within yourbrealls will spring up, at the firft dawn of liberty Jurf.aux Dr Pussy, Prefidoit. Labor hdd Mtrveille, At by Expilly, • Vijiount de Noailles, ! Secre- Cuillotin, j taries Baron ck Marguerites, Marquis de la Cofte, (Signed) LONDON, April 1 TO eonfole the declining hours of Gen. W a shi ncto.v, he can refkft with triumph, that he receives, at this moment,fimilar honors to thof paid to Tmotcan by the people of Syracuse, after he had rescued them from Dionyfius :—His voice in the AflVm bly of the States, is always followed by an undivided Vote ! Extrafl of a Letter from the Cure of Sr. Paul, concerning the Widow and Children of the Marquis de Fav r as. On the 2d of Marcn I passed the d:iy with Madame de Fav i as, a visit I was led to pay from a motive of pity, and a desire to offer such consolations to her as were in my power.—-She sent for her son—" Behold," said (he lo him, " our Pastor, he who received tie last fentiinents of your father, he who received his last sighs ; —beg of him to adopt you for his son, and by that ast to foften the affli&ion of having 101 l the tendered of fathers."— The child •conded the demand of the mother, and, by his inno cent exprtflions, affe£led me extremely. On the heart of the dif tonfolate mother his behavior had a ftili stronger effett : her tears flowed in abundance, flie took my hand, and said, "-If the prayer of my son is not powerful enough to determine you, let the tears of the mod unhappy of widows prevail—refufe me not, I am earn ed in this request.'* In fine, i promised, and this adoption shall be to me a fecred duty ; —it shall be one of the sweetest obliga tions of my life, if God grants me the power of becoming the eonfoler oi ihe widow,*and the tutor of the ionofM. de FaVras." The method mentioned in the papers by which an impreflion of the key to the Iron chest at D'Au fcigny's was obtained, is a known praiflice ainongrt the ill-disposed, and can with certainty be per formed in one minute on the moll intricate and secure locks that can poflibly be.conftrudted 011 the principle offixed wards, and is an evil which art hath not yet found means to defeat, in locks fabricated on that fyftein. It may therefore be acceptable to the public to acquaint them, that a pamphlet has lately palled through our hands entitled, "A Diflertation on the conftrmflion of Locks, by Joseph Braman, Engine maker, of Pic cadilly," wherein is adefcription of a lock, which bids defiance to the practice above alluded to, and also every other effort that is in the power of hu man ingeniiity to invent. The contrivance is liinple, yet pofleffes all the properties eflential to inviolable security A LaplanJar, has lately arrived in the metropo lis, who proposes to furnifh the Lords of the Ad miralty with proper winds, upon any future oc casion. This ingenious foreigner, it is said, has rnade federal experiments, and has feceived so much praise from their Lordftiips, that he means shortly to obtain a Patent, after which he will ex hibit his various winds to public infpecftion in the house where Dudley Broadjlreet formerly went into a pint bottle PARIS, March 10. General Paoli, on his way to Corsica, arrived here. He was received at once into the Constitu tional Club ; and on the eighth instant, was pre fenied to the King. April, 15 LAWS OF THE UNITED SIAUS. PUBLISHED CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES : AT THC SECOND SESSION. Begun and held at the City of New-York, on Monday the fourth of January, one thousand seven hundied and ninety. AN ACT providing the Means of intercourse between the JJuited States and foreign Na- tions. - BE it enafled by the Senate <n d Houjc of Representatives of the United StJtes of America tn Congrcfs afftmblea % That the President ol the United States shall be, and he hereby is authorised to draw from the treasury of the United States, a lum not exceeding forty thousand dollars annually, to be paid out of the monies arinng from the duties on imports and tonnage, for the support of luch pei sons as he (hall com mi (Hon to serve the United States in fo reign parts, and for the expence incident to the business in which they may be employed : Provided, That exclusive ot an outfit, which (hall in no cafe exceed the amount of one year's full salary to the minister plenipotentiary or charge des affaires to whom the fame may be allowed, the President shall not allow to any minister plenipotentiary a -greater sum than at the rate of nine thousand dollars per annum, as a compensation for all his per sonal services and other expences ; nor a greater sum for the lame than four thousand five hundred dollars per annum to a charge des affaires; nor a greater sum for the fame, than one thousand three hundred and fift} dollars per annum to the Secretary of any minister plenipotentiary : 'And provided a/Jo, that the President (hall account fpecifically for all such expenditures of the said mo ney as in his judgment may be made public, and also for the a mount of such expenditures as he may think it advifeable not to fpecify, and cause a regular statement and account thereof to be laid before Congress annually, and also lodged in the proper of fice of the treasury department. And be it fwrther That this ast shall continue and be in force for the space of two years, and from thence until the end of the next feflGon of Congress thereafter, and no longer. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG, Speaker of the Houfc of Reprejentatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United States. and President of the Senate. Approved, July the first, 1700. GEORGE WASHINGTON, President of the United States. (True Copy) THOMAS JEFFERSON, Secretary of State. AN ACT to fatisfy the Claims of John M'Cokd againfl: the United States. BE it enabled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uni ted States ojAmerica \ * longref sjfernkled, That there be paid to John M'Cord, out of the duties a riling on impoftand tonnage, the sum of eight hundred nine dollars seventy-one cents, being the amount of iiis account the United States, as fettled and admitted by the Auditor and Comptroller of the Trcafury, on a bill of exchange dated the;£th of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, drawn in Canada for fupplirs by General William Thompson, General William Irvine, and other officers, in favor of William Pagan, on Meflieurs Mere dith and Clymer of Philadelphia—and the further sum of five hun dred dollars, in full of all his claims and demands againit the United States, as well for lands and rations granted by fcveral re solutions of Congress, to Canadian fufferers, as on any othci ac count whaifoever. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Mice-Preft dent ofthe United States, and Prejident of the Senate. Approved, July the first, \*rqo. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Prejident of the United States. (True Copy) THOMAS JEFFERSON, Secretary of State. An ACT for the relief of Nathaniel Twin inc. BE itenaßei by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Americt, in Congress ajjembled. Thai the penalty, a mounting to five hundred and sixty-seven dollars and forty one cents, incurred by Nathaniel Twining for a failure, in neglecting to transport the mail between Charleston and Savannah, from the month of September one thousand seven hundred and eig'nty-feven, until the firft of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, puifuant to a contract made with the late neral, (hall be, and the fame is hereby remitted. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG. Speaker oj the House oj Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-Prejident of the United States, and Prejident of the Senate. Approved, July the first, i7qo. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Piejident of the United States. (True copy.J THOMAS JEFFERSON, Secretary ojState. THE TABLET No. CXXIX '• A pott is an enthkfaj} injefl, and an entbufiaft is I a poet in good earnest." ENTHUSIASM denotes a bold, independent mind. It not only dares to disown the re itraints of laws and ceremonies ; but difdtuns to lilten to the voice of reason, or to observe the rules of prudence. There is no doubt, a natural propensity in the mind of every perlbn to be more or less of an euthufiaft. Those who disco ver the feweft traces of such a character may Hill have had as strong an original bias to it, as others in whom the impulses are more lively and glow ing. The difference between them may partly exist in natural conftitution,but it is more the effect of a different set of habits acquired in education orbv their not having had equal advantages in miner", ling with rational, enlightened society. Tlie?e have been good as well as bad consequences re | fulting to mankind from the effufions of an enthu aaltic temper. We commonly use it, rather as a 514 ATES. tertrt of reproach than applause, but ftriftly speak; ingjt does not convey either. I call every man an enthufialt who entertains a belief in any point, either of religion, politics, bufmefs, literature qr pleasure, itronger than the general fenl'e of Unprejudiced, people will authorize. If the read er conceives this definition is coo loose, I will thank him to qualify it to his own liking. Men may fix their attention upon foine particular ob< jeCi, pei haps accidentally in thefirft inltaiice.anil by contemplating too intensely upon it, theij; minds cherish an extravagant idea wt its import' ante. They ryike the warmth of their feelings in its favor, a criterion ( by which to judge ofiis excellence. It lies iippermolt ill their thoughts, and becomes, in an high degree their darling hobby-horse. They control none of its motion* and obey all its impulses. But we mult not too soon or too severely pals our censure upon Inch a conduift. It will be found that many of the moftufeful institutions that exilt in the world, and many of the molt falucary reformations tliat have been accomplilhed, owe their origin I'olely to efforts, (liniulated by the ardor of eiuhufiafin. Customs and opinions that have been longelta blilhed not only acquire common consent in their favor, but the whole dexterity of the reafouiug faculty is employed 111 framing fpecions arguments for theirfupport. Some warm headed man dif fers from the general sentiment and cjills it er ror, while he feels a conviction that he is fpeci' ally illuminated, and pretends that his feelings are the infallible tell of truth. Hisjbelief is irre fiftable to himfelf, nor can it be broken by the remonltrances of reason, or the pungency of ri dicule. If he cannot clearly explain his ideas, he is (till prefinnptuoofly confident they are right. He may perhapsdraw other people into lomere fledtion 011 the-matter, even while they call it a delusion. If however the point in quefrionfliould prove nothing more than the suggestions of an overheated fancy, the fervor of the enthusiast will soon fublide and his projeift fink into oblivi on. But if he is pursuing a track which reason can finally juftify, though it was not consulted at the origin, he may gain foine worthy adherents and perhaps succeed in carrying his objecft into full efFed:. Men of an ardent, refilefs spirit may fancy they have made some new discoveries oftruth, in religion or natural philosophy. The firft tracer of fucli a belief may bee too indefinite to be des cribed, but they impel the mind into purfuitswitli irredftable forcc. The person under fnchvi gerous imprelfions talks incoherently, and in a manner unintelligible to every one but him felt but lie cannot readily be diverted from the te:; dency of his intpulfe. When he goes into com pany he introduces his favorite topic, and won ders how people can listen lo coldly to the supe rior light of his conversation. In (horr his nimd is conjured up into an irrefragable belief that his projedlis practicable and important, and his lee lings are so invigorated, that his language as sumes the mod extravagant licence of poetry. The poor man, however with all his zeal and ex ertions may turn out unfortunate. Inthecouri'e of his pursuits he may accidentally strike out light which some cooler mind discerns, and takes the buftnefs up a new with honor and success. One prejedtor after another may in this manner furnifh the world with new and important disco veries. Science and morality may progress to an higher state ot perfection ; when there will be less occasion for theboldnefs of enthnfiafui to let projedis on foot, as there will be less ignorance and prejudice to oppose rational attemps at im provement. CHARACTER of \hi KING of SWEDEN. THIS Monarch is generally allowed to be one of the most amiable and popular Princes in Europe. He has a particular gift to gain the heart of every one. His conversation in public is full of wit, politeness, and a kind attention to make every one easy—in private, he speaks with. the cordiality and simplicity of a friend -He grants favors with apparent fatisfacftion to him l'elf—and knows how to refufe without giving nneafinefs. His clemency is founded on his great sensibi lity, which could never yet permit him to puni'h with death or infamy any one personally known to him. He has often wished that he might ne ver unavoidably be forced to such an ast of fe-' verity,becaufe the remembrance would ever make him unhappy. It may be said that he in herits his father's heart, with the genius of his mother. Had he been a private man, he would, have made his fortune either in the line of po litics or literature. His knowledge in liiftory and diplomatics is prodigious—his public speeches in the Diets, and upon other occasions, have an uncommon force and elegance, worthy of such a speaker—and se veral plays he has composed for the newly con stituted National Stage, are of a richness in their composition, and purity in their morals, that be- Ipeak the Prince and the Legislator. Notwith standing all the pains he had taken |to prevent being known as the author, it soon became nofe cret that they were from the pen of Majesty-