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WASHINGTON CITY*
Fuiday, Feb. 13, 1801.
ELECTION of a PRESIDENT
As no fubjedt of greater import am: -
then tlie PrelHential election lias for a
Jong time engaged the pimlic attention,
and as there is no one which in its etfc&s
is more calculated either to iecure or fub-'
vert the national felicity, we (hall pre lent',
as minute an I correal a flatement of the
various incidents that may accompany it as
can be derived from the molt authentic
iburces of information.
The preliminary meafures that preceded
the counting the votes have all been detail
ed, excepting one ; which >s that on Tuef
day, on motion of neur Morris, the
Senate decided that the counting of the
votes for Prefident and Vice-Prefident
Ibouldbe with (hut doois. This vote did
not obtain without opposition, 16 mem
bers voting in its favour, and 10 againlt
it.
It is believed to be in oppofition to all
precedent under the conllitution. Nor
could it be by arguments of in-
Convrtii.-nce derived t'ioni the lize or (truc
t ire of the Senate chamber, as it is much i
larger than any room hitherto <»<cuoied by )
the Senate, a? the gallery is completely re- '
moved from the area to tiie mem
bers, and as it is fupporttd by lb g-eat ii
1 number of malTv pillars, as to preclude the
pollibilitv of dan rer from any crowd what
ever. Under thefe circ-ti rtftanevs, it is
fair to confider the exelulion of -.ill fpec-- .
tatfrs, as originating in an indifpofition to
give that publicity to the acts of the Se
nate, in relation to the eleAio-' , that would ,
have refulted from open doors.
Jt mav not be it 1 -1 •is to oblerve that the
ineafure was adopted with vjt the advife or
concurrence of the boul'e of Reprefenta
tlees, and that fo rigidly was it executed
that the two chaplains, who attempted to
gain admiilloiv were excluded.
In counting the votes in Senate, no oc
currrnc; took place that required any de
cifion of the body.
The refult of the votes was declared as
follows .
RETURN OF VOTES
For Prefident and Vice-Prefident of the
Uaired States.
Vi ,
? ? §• 1 V
S ? f| .a • V
? • ?
New-Hampfliire C 6
MalTaclmietta 16 16
Rhode-Illand 4 3 1
Connecticut y 9
Vermont 4 4
New-York 12 12
New-Jerfey * 7 7
Pennsylvania 8 8 7 7
Delaware 3 3
Maryland 5 5 5 5
Virginia 21 21
Kentucky 4 4
Tcnneflee 3 3
North-Carolina
South-Carolina 8 8
Georgia 4 4
73 |73 j 65 |64 | 1
The Prefident of the Senate then de-.
flared that as I homas JefFerfon and Aaron '
Burr, had a majority of all the votes, and I
?Ifo an equal number of votes, it devolved '
01) the houfe of Representatives to make
choice of one of them as Prefident.
The votes having been entered on the
journals ol the houfe of Reprefentatives,
the Houfe returned to its own chamber,
and i\v ith clofed doors proceeded to the bal
lot, as follows;
Whereupon the vofs of the firft ballot
being counted the following was the re
fill t :
k
1 Ballot,
JefFerlon, 8 States-.'
Burr, 6
Divided, . - 2 viz.
Maryland and Vermont. ,
No election.
On this ballot the individual votes were
for i
JefTirfon. Burr. '
N. Hampfhire 4
Mail'achuletts 3 11
V eiiraont I I
Rhode-1 (land 0 2
(ionnedtic.it O 7
.New-York 6 4
riey 3 2
Per.niylvania 9 4
Delaware 0 1
Maryland 4 4
Virginia 16 3
Kentucky 2 O
N. Car. I.na 9 1
S. Carolina *0 5
Georgia j1 O 1
Tennefl'ee 1 0 1
4 I
sj 4y
* Mr. Sumtel - fick.
t Mr. Jones dead.
The individual votes on the fuotreding '
ballots occalioually fliniluated, without 1
changing the general refult.
The houfe proceeded immediately to the
| fecond ballot, the refult of winch was tlie
fame, as well as that of the fucceeding
ballots, including the Bth, which being
declared about 4 P. M. the houfe detef
, mined to lufpend taking the next ballot inl
ine hour: on which the members fepa-
Thd reader will obferve that this poll
ponement of the ballot was a virtual ad
journment of the houle, and that it was pur
i'lied in preference to adjournment to avoid
violating the rule previou.lv adopted not to
adjourn until a Pivlident Ihould be ehC\ed.
About 5 P. M. the 9 th ballot was enter
ed \ipon, and the fame rei'ult with the for
, mer produced.
After going through a number of other
ballots terminating in the fame ilfiiT, it
was agreed to take eacii ballot at the in
; rerval of an hour. In this ina.nner.the bal
' lots were repeated until about 9 o'clot'«
V. M. on Fhurfday, no f. paration of tlii
. members haviug taken place during the
whole night.
j The fame invariable refult followed each
' ballot, including the when at 9
V. M. it w.is agreed to poltpone the next
ballot till I' 2 o'clock at noon; when the
members feparated.
At 12 o'clock, the 28th ballot was ta
ken, the refult of which correfponded with
the preceding-ballots. After which further
balloting was poftponed till Friday at 11
o'clock.
On Thurfday morning, the Speaker dat
ed that perfons were in waiting to deliver
meiTages from thePrelident and the Senate;
<nd he w iflied a decifion of the houfe, whe
ther they could be received. On the fug
geftion of a. member, it was agreed, witli
out formally putting the queftion, to roceive
the melTages.
On Wednefday Mr. NrCnor.soN, who
! had been for fcveral davs, very ill, appear
ed on the floor, and had a place atlign :d
him in an anti-chamber adjacent to the
~ room in which the houfe afTeinbled, to which
room to enable him to vote, the ballot box
j was carried by the tellers of Maryland. He
rapidly progrelTes in recovery. His vote
for Mr. J jfferfoh was important as it divid
■d Maryland; and would, with the acccf
fion to Mr. Jefferfon of one federal vote
from that ft ate have made him Prelident.
At 12 o'clock on Friday (this day) the
29th h; • I lot was taken, which produced the
fame refult.
At 1 o'clock, the 30th ballot was t iken,
' he refult the fame.
It was then determined that the next
ballot Ihould be taken to-morrow at 12
o'clock.
- ADD ! .ETONG & FOMf\
1 GROCERY h DRY GOOD STORE.
JUST arrived, and now open for Sale, on New
Jerfry Avenue, near the Sugar H.»ufe a C.»m
--! plcte afTorrment of Dry Goods fsiitable for the
j prelent feafon—-Conlifting of the following arti
j clcs, vi 7.
Ladies and Gentlemen's Great Coat*,
l,adies and Gentlemen's Hats,
Indies Callomanco tc Durant Petticoats.,
Silk, cotton, and worfted Stockings,
, Iremh Red Glove* hefl quality,
Kafhlooable Ribbon*,
•l ambourcd aod plain Mirflin,
6 4 Lapet Muflin,
Dimity's
A.'uflin Hankerrhicf's,
I Blankets,
Flannells,
Red Ticken,
Sewing Silks,
'1 hreads,
Tapes,
And al ! kinds of Haberdafbery,
Sailors Jackets and ] fovvfers,
Check Cotton, 8c White Shirts.
With a complete aflortmcnt of Shoes and all
kinds of Groceries ■
Walhuigton, Feb. <13. 1801,
The Senate of XT. S. have palled the tl
i/.U that originated in the Houfe of ilepre- a;
fentatives f;>r fcrefting a Maufoleutn to o
George Walhington, with amendments tl
that entirely alter the provisions of the hill, ft
Inllead of diredting the ered\i<h of a ii
Maufoleum, they dirtC't the erection of a b
iVonti merit for which they appropriati n
aO,OOO dollars, and appoint Joh if Marliiall,
Bulhrod Wa,(hington, John E. Hov-ardih
ind Tobias Lear, cpminitiioners to tarry the p
ijcclinn into chl'Cl. o
Samuel Miti k <, of New-York, has v,
.flued proj oiVJs for pubhlhing b\ iubicrip- v
lion, a A brief Retrospect of the principal \\
revolution:* and improvements in Learn
ing Politics, and Rd'giun, during o
the eighteenth ctnturv ; esheciclly in th,
United States of America'''—to form an
ottavD volume, price two dollars.
As Mr. Miller is well kriown aiiioivv the t
friends of literature for a laudable d.'vo- j:
tion of his mind to fubjec.X Ort whofe ehi- 1
Jeidation much of human happin fs depends, t
thole who vie 7/ with adritirat on the fuc- 1
ceffive revolutions of the 18th century, v
whereby the progrels of truth has been c
conduced by rapid and.decifive fteps, will 1
have their expectation excited by the pro- 1
poled work. It is our opinion that fuch '
expedition will not be dilappointed : for '
we know the author to be liberal, enlight- t
ened, and philanthropic ; neither afraid to
embrace a new truth,or difcard an old error.
United to this intrepidity, he poflefles a 1
mi lid not hurried away hy the meretriuou
allurements of fanciful improvetnetits.
We h Id a lublcriptidn pnp.T, to which
any gentleman dilpoied may affix his name.
The Editor of the National Intelligencer
has received a " View of a periodica! work*
entitled the American R< v'.ctj, and Lite-,
farj J?'tnia!"~<Ui be conducted by the
••ditors of the Monthly Magazine and A
merican Review, which work is cl anged ]
from a monthly to a qitarttrly publication. :
Among other observations, the editor*
. remark :
" The advantages of periodical publica- J
lions like the j.relent, are too vvell known, |
nld hare been too often difcufT.d, to be
again enumerated. All the reaforrs urged i
m favour of the numerous periodical works 1
which appear in Great-Britain, have ad
ditional force when applied to limilar pro- '
. duchons hi this country. At pre lent, no '
other common rcpobtoiy is to be found,
where the fmall and fcattered portions of
intelle&ual treafure may be collected and
amaffed ; and which, if dlfperl' d over an
. "xtenfive country, are eithtj* 1011, or dis
regarded as of little worth ; but, when
; collected and thrown together into one
. coffer, may lwell to a great and precious
. Jinn."
As the American Review is intended to
■ comprehend every native publication in'
every branch of literature and icience, a;j
, well as American edit'ons of European!
. publications, this defign cannot be fuilv!!
[ accompliftied without the attention of an
thors and publi/iters in trarifmitting, as '
early as potlible, Copies of their works,to
the publiihers of the Review." I
u Ihe Literary Journal is defigned t- <
comprehend, i
1. Original Elfays, on moral, literary \
and scientific subjects.
2. Biographical Memoirs and Anecdotes
of remarkable and eminent persons, parti- ,
cularly in America.
3. In clligence of every kind, in agri
cu'ture, natural history, mineralogy, arts,
and miscellaneous literature
" At the end of every fix months will
be given a half-yearly retrospect of the
political events and remarkable occurrences
in America."
" The American RtfvieiP, and Literacy
Jownal, is intended to comprehend a fur
vey of the ftate of literature, arts and fci- '
ence in America ; and, for the entire exe-i'
cution of their plan, the editors rely not),
only on their own exertions and thofe of
their friends, but of every pejfon of ob
lervation, who let Is any delire to encou
rage fuch an undertaking."
u CONDITIONS.
I. 1 o be pnblifhed quarterly, in numbers
confiding of one hundred and twenty
pages odavo each, at fifty cents a num
ber—to be paid on delivery,
11. It (hall be printed on fu peri) ne paper,
ot ati uniform lize with the Monthly I
Magazine, and American Review, am' (
on a new type. j
111. l'he fir ft number, for January, Fe- <
bi nary, and March, will be delivered o
the fir ft day of April, 1801."
From the knowledge which the editor
:)ollelles ot the talent:; and induftry of the ,
editors of the above work, he is difpofec i
to place implicit confidence in their faith- '
ful adherence to the plan lubmitted to the f
public. <«)i' its utility, if ably conduced.
tliere can he no doubt. "Inoiigii fcieiicft
and literature difclaim all the narrow viewi
of left or c mntry, yet it cannot be derict?
that the more our countrymen av .il "1 cm
lelves of the rtlources of their own minds
in their re('-arclies into truth, uncorrupted
by the prejudices of the old world, the
more likely they will he to promote the
general welfare of the nation, by an at -
ihereiue to thofc great and correct princi
ples which owe their origin to this quarter
of the globe.
Believing that the propofed performance
will be conducted tinder the aui.pic;.s of a
vigorous and unprejudiced mind, the editor
■vill recei\e L.ftl'criptions for it, recom
.renting it to the attention of the friends
of uicfcil know h'd:>e»
From the Aurora*
I ohferved in y.,r paper a few days ago
that the prc^'iunit Adams had ifined his
. proclamation to call the Senate, together
.on the fourth of March# lam at a lofs
! to know by what authoiity he can convene
. a Body whole power only commences
, when his expires. Over the Senate which
i continues during the Preiidency, I a«;know
[ lege he has a conllitutional controul, hut
. it appears tome (and to many othtrs) that
i he .might as well convene the feuate of
half a dozen years bene. , as the fenate of
. the 4*th tot March* Perhaps fome per I'm
, better than I am, will he good
Jenough to e larn a meaiure, which is very
t unintelligible to.
A CITIZEN.
CHEAP LUMBER
FOR SALE,
By the Siibfcriher, on ivafonable termS, either by
i large or fmall qtnmtifies,at bis Lumber Yards,
the north end ot* Lamhtrton, aixl at the old
Sturgeon Pond, above Richurds's wharf,
a (Juan ti i y ot
ASSORTED LUMBER, riz.
One and t-4 inch, 1 1-8, and 1 do. Yellow
1 pine heart boards—l inch paniiel, 114 do. for
. floors, 1 *!o. common, white pine do—a do.
■ 7 i-4 and 2 1-2 d« plonks, 1 do. 18, and
1-8 do. boards, black wJnut—i do. plank, J
do. 1 2 do. pannel boards, bedue.d fetts poplar
the whole of the above art well Itaioned ami
' fit lor ufe ] —< le.T heart pint, and f'ap pins
white oak, and lulftead, hemlock and white pine
i I'cant ling, ait or ted—bed kind three feet
s ftnnglts, orefled and undrelltd, do two feet
_ white pine do. ; do. 18 inch cyj.irefs do—-fedar
rails—AMo, white pine lkwed rails—ftmigling
aud paifte'ring huh , iaeft kind ; white oak waggon
timber—lap paic planks lap pine one inth boards,
'3 4 cedar, bud kind, 3-4 white pine, 3-4 lap
I pine, le-lontd weather boards—A quantity of
\ handioiw thefnut pilings, jawed I by 3 inches
( and from 4 to 16 leel long, (or garden fence, &£.
Aqu iiificy of chela tit oak polts, drifTe.' aud
undi tiled ; a (quantity of chen y boards, a quantity
" ol large, white oak joice, a quantity of chefnUt
' ports—co let tot tie at taach leaning for tool
s flocks—sooo feet <>t fick-mtore (canting for
[bed: reads ; 2 inch white oak plank ; 1 inch white
O joak boat ds, 3 4 do. do. d 0.—25,000 ieetluperior
boards and plank, 3>' >f; o do Very clear
:2 inch white pitje plank, .5,000 do. handlonie
|bi ton w«tod bedftcad lqtts lealoncd, 100,0«0
; prime Nortii Carolina fhingles, a quantity ol afh
v! plank , ijo tons plaiiler Paris, warranted, 3,00 a
. bufheh bull Virginia pit coal, 200 buttle! eicaflß
I I houfe land
the iubfcriher intends, eftablifljing a Lumber
» aid at the Icderal City of Wafhington, which
he will ktp regularly inpplied as above—Any
quantities may be agreed tor by contrail, delive
rable, as the purchafi r may wi/h, provided .hat the
place o: dtliv U y may be comeatable b\ water
with a navigable villel— Any quantity that may
s he ordered for {hipping abroad, ihaii be fupplitd
with punctuality and di/'patch, agreeable to
" order
Gentlemen who are or may he building—as
- well as s who may be tinder or may
enter into coirtratfts to bu.ld and furniiii the
materia.s, will find it well worth tiitir attention
I to apply as above—Applications may be niad*
'by It (pofl paid) or othcrwiia, to the fub
' fcribtr, or left with Win. ai d Anthony M.
S Buckley, or Benj. W Morris and Co. merchants#
Philadelphia.
V Also for Site or to Let,
A large commodious Dwelling Houfe, with
. out buildings complete, and from thie<; to i'tven
_ acres of lan»l—Two fmall do. with lots thereto.
"Ulfo, a lniail Store near the river—All laying in
Ithe village of Limber ton.
* Nathan Combs
N. B A Screw Jatk to let, t/vit raifes fion\
- *o to 40 ton, by hand—a conftaut i'upply of
plaifter and Smith's Virginia cct'h
Lamberton, New J*rf C y, (on Del.)|
[■inaary 13, Iftoi. twtf
■ 1 i 101111 s Caipcmtr,
lATLOR,
CNRATEFUI.LY acknowledges tlie numt'hin
Tfavours conferred on own, autl informs his
friend* r.nd the public that ht h.r, entered into
partnerfliip vvith CHARI.ES VARDI'N, likt\\;le
from Philadelphia, 011 Capitol Hi!l, oppofite Mr
. RROL's huil( : where, as we'l as ia pci.n
'ylvania Avenue, between the I'rtlid nts Houfe
and George Tmvn, from their long ana extenfivc
experience in Military, Naval and fancy
uidin Ladies Habits &c. and from their having
procured the heft of workmen and materials
he utmoft tafte and pur duality n.ighi bt txpco
fed.
Two apprentices wanted.
Walhington, ]~)cc. 12. f*.

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