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Irom Jackson's Register.
New-York, July 12.
" fien. HAMILTON ftill lives, but
loft difl.nt hope remains cf his
recovery. This is indeed a fad d?y 1 all
e r s is SuSpended in the city and a
1 lernu pd ,cm hangs on eveiy counf
i anrt. The rirtumflanc s of this unfor
tit-rate belinef** »s far as I have been
all* to Lain them, are as follows :—
•« A Shot time previ-mfly to the late
rlction, a 1-tter w?s pub ,ifl « ed ••• A]
bar.y, written hy on* »
hi. hit wis flat-d that General
.. conveifation had d-daed that
a confer' us mar, and
t not to Ye f»ft-d. This letter was
re-pubrfhed in N-w-Tork. Abaut a
night ago, C 1 i». wrote to General
wifliingto km.w whether he h»d
ed a**.y thincr like that sttii
i im, The General ai.fwered
id no r-cc/I ction of the con-
I tb, nor we-re -my p<- s,
-worJs attributed to him in
:--*~r, arc! that he cou'd not there
undertake to fry whether Ir. Ird or
ht.M fuch a conveifation ; but
lif Cot. IL would Specify ary parti
cular conveif.tion, or ftare any particu
lar wcrls, that he, Gen. H. Would at
tither avow or d.favow them. Col.
B. replied, that it was not in Ids pow
er to foecify *.h* particular converfation
2''udcd to but infilled that Gen. Hamil
ton Should de-elate whether he evei
in any converfation whatever, m;.'.
OS any words derogatory to b£scbarac\< r.
To tWI Sort of demand General H.
declared he iid not think himfelf b u< d
to anfwer, but ?g*in e-cprerSSed hii wil
-1 ngn S» at once tiarkly to avow or dif- j
avow ary particular convention which
it leS, e< ified. Col B. wa* not fa-- ,
tirfied, k declared, that nn\ci% Generrl
gave him a direct ar.f-.ver, he
. The Gererf.l dzcla'ed
it wa? in-'-vrr-»er in Col. B. to make inch
a demifd of him, and that he could
no o.lier anfwer to it than he
• •'-'y given, ard mull tb-rtf;re ac
ol- the challenge. Jijt as the
C vrt was the;* fittimj, and his fcrviets
I«d t,cen engaged in federal important
Ca lifts, h< d.d not fctl liiiriM-lf at liberty
to fi_.hr, until after the Ccurt fnould
rile : that he w uld thea, aft*r devoting
a f.-w days to the arrangement of his
[tiva.t affairs, inforrti C~l. B. cf the
-of mectirg, This took place a
fditnight age—the general weutthn-ugh
tii-t bjirei's of the court as ufual, and
after i' had riO n, arranged all his pri
vate iffi. <-,-,! Jon Monday 1.-ft made
his W»H. On TueSdsy he attended Ins-.*;
efhee as ulual, gave one or two elabo
r ti opinions sti d was apparently in
ge ed Spirit*—yefterday morning ve-y
eariyhc -rent out to met Col. B. at
tended by as his
fc oi el, to when, on their he d-
clard that he fhould not fire at Col. B.
as he had not the moft diftant wfii to
kill him • . . .
■rA H. fell and declared he was a
' d mar,. . « ,
General was **irri-d en beard ill- boa*,
ami landed ac G cer.wU.h, win re his
carriage w?s w?t r ng f.r him, but, at
takes to Mr,
-be now lie t* Upon his
arriv ,1 r eh, he rxpreffed a de
ne be Sent for
Hrhkhtras dune, but -
"Mr. M. ofthe Dtjttfl Church, wrs
ferit ' r and itrftantfy came—the
G oeri-1 conveifed jvith him a confide
r-ci h- time, told him he had a firm be
in the Chriftianreligion, and bad a
.-pe of for-givenefl through the
of cor lLviremer • that if he
eivathe holy fiCriament 1,0
thought he Should die in tpaitu
M Af'.er S me time Spent in con**
Gen. would now
rend cuntiy in
ae'.i which he had'rmdeied
1.-r before, wi o bear teltiwiony
irlling. (rev.
'•' . n abhorred it -mors than
id be die, it would br*
• I ht had not been
• Subject, but had
to it, and had left a
this barbarous
le preparing for this
. m* he had a prefxiti
v fatal to Slim, this
d Some portion of his
X to dflnade his
his cruel, baibaro-is
ac'.ic.f.) He forth; r de--'
i • M. that fur i-veti.\ montt.B
oiivi.iccd that no
s n>t poflable for him to
, which he tr.l fiticerely
j do. The Bifhep came
tiiit ,be exprefteJ hjs gratLude
.in the warmeft t-rm-, declaring
- rjrutrinrs ol onr religion ena
im to aoe.ee death with firmnefs,
-. *.it be.could haye the fact amen t
•ed t hr., I - fhjuld (eel per
, piacing a fi. tn
jen the mediation and a tone
ment of his Saviour. Tin* Bifli;p ad
mir.iflered the ficrament to him and
Prom that rwimerit he Said he felt happy.
Let the irfidel re«d thiv, and reflect up
bn the Iflft end of a religious man. A
mong a'l the great and good actions of
this man's life I cannot but confider
this as ore of the beft and moft glorious.
Am»-ricHn3 1 it contains an important
leffon to you coming from your moft
invaluable Citizen, who felt and prefer
red the truths of your religion to all
the dreams of modern Philofophy.
" He has been gradually growing
worfe fince laft evening, no hopes
ar*. enter* ained of hit Surviving but a
few b ur-. He lies lifvle.fs, with
tcarcely Strength enough to Sneak, but
apparently free from pain. His wife
expecting e-v cry moment to fee him.
breath his laft. It is but two years Since
! her eldrft ion was killed in the Same
manner. Gracious God 1 what mult be
her fec!i:igs !
** My heart Is too full to proceed
further. Our m'ion's pride, our Lfi.
beft hope is gone !'"
From the New-York Evening Post.
Thursday Evening, J X \y 12, 1804.
The p"blic rrind b-ing-xtremely agi
ta'«d by the rnaUncholy fate of that
great mar, Alexander Hamilton,! have
thought it w..uld be grateful to my fel
low-citizen*, would provide againft mis
representation, and, perhaps, be c nJu
j cive to the advancement of the caule of
' religion.were I 'Ogtvea narrative of Same
! faefts wh'ch hay*.- fallen under my own
obfervation, during the time which
i elaj,f;d between the fatal duel and his
' departure cut of this woild.
. r
Y. fl: rday morning, immediately after
j immediately after he wa» brought fiom
j Ilohnke-n to the Houfe of M. B-yaid,
)at Greenwich,a meffage was fent to me
i informing me of tbe f.id cv nt, atcom
! psnied by a reg left from G n. II in 1-
I ton, that I would Come to him for the
j purpofe of admin'ti-ring the holy con>
j inuuion. I went, but being d Qrous to
! afford ti-i c Sor lerieus re fl ction, ard
| conceiving that under ex'fti' g ciifum
j tlancs, it would be right and poper to
j avoid every appearance of precip'tta cy
jin performing one of the moft fol-mn
trffices of our religion, I did not then
comply with h ; s delire. At one o'clock
j I was again called on te vifit him. Up
' on my entering the room, andappr ,?xh
j ing his bed, with the utmoft calmneSs
! aud compoSure he Said, " My d*ar Sir,
i you perceive my unfortunate Situation,
I and no eh sot have been acquainted *"*i*fl
I the ciicumftarces which Id te- it. It is
jmy defire to receive the communion «t
j your hands. I hope you will not con
ceive there '•.*, anyio propriety in my rt-
I cp.ieft." H- added " It lus fJr fome time
I paft br-atn the wifh of r.y heart, audit
wns my intention to t- Ye an early op
-1 portuin'.y of uniting myfelf to the church
i by the reception ot chat holy or-ilnapc*."
j I ot f, rved to him that he muft be very
. Senfi de cf the delicate and trying fitua
! tion in wh'ch I was then placed : that
■ haweverdsfirous I might be to sfTard
J confol rcion to a fellow mortal in dif
l trefs ; ftill, i*; wss my «loty, as a minif.
j ter ol the gofpcl, to hold up the law of
i God s;* paramount to all other !«w : and
that, there-fore, under th* it fluence of
fuch Sentiments, I muft unequivocally
condemn tbe practice which had brought
him to th s unhappy condition. He ac
knowledged the propriety of thef* fen
tim-r,ts, and declared that he viewed the
late trapfaetioo with foirow and contri
ticn. I ih-n »fl:ed him, " Should it
jdeafe God to re Store you to L-.ukb, fir,
will ycu never be again engaged in a Si
milar traiifaftion ? ard wilt ye v emplcy
"dl your influncein Society t« difcoun
tenance this baibarcus cuftom ?" His
anfwer was. " That, llr- is my delibe
rate intention."
I proceeded to conveife with him on
the ful ject of his receiving the commu
nion ; and told him that with reSpect to
the qualifications of thc r e wha wifh-d to
become partak:rs of that holy ordinance,
my inqu'ries could not be made in lan
guage more e>:p.-effive than which
was uf*d by cur church—'* Do you fm
cerely r.-pent of your fins paft 1 I
you a lively faith in God's mercy [
through Cluift, with a thankful renem
brsnee of the death of ChriSt ? And are '
you dlfpofed to live in love wid charity !
with ill men ?" He lifted up his hands ;
j and faid, " With the utmoft Sincerity i
ofhearllcan anfwer thofe queftions in •
the affii-.ative—.l have no ill-will agaiofi i
Col. Bur. I bet him with a fixed refo- j
lutiontodo him no harm—.l forgive
all that happened." I then obfriv
to him, thzt the terrors of the divine
law were- to b- announced to the obdu
rate and impenitent; but that the confo- ,
lions of the Gofpel were to be offered !
ro the humble and contrite heart ; j
that I had no reafen to doubt his fince- j
rity, and would proceed immediately |
to gratify his wiflies. The communion I
was then adminiftered, which he re
ceived with great devotion, a.id his I

heart afterwards appeared to be perfect
ly at reft. I Saw him again this morn
ing, when with his laft faultering words
be exprtfTed a ftror.g confidence in the
mercy of God through the interceffion
of the Redeemer. I remained with
him until 2 o'clock this afternoon,
when death clofed the awSul Scene—he
expired without a ftruggle, and almoft
without a groan. *
By refic&ing on this melancholy e
vent, let the humble believer be encou
raged ever to hold fall that precijus
faith which is the only Source of true
confolation in the laft extremity of na
ture. Let the infidel be perfuaded to
abandon his cppufition to that gofpel
which the Strong, inquifitive, and com
prehensive mind of. a Hamilton embra
ced, in his laft moments, as the truth
from Heaven. Let thofe who are dif
pof'd to jultify the practice of duelling,
be induced, by this Simple narrative, to
view with abhorrence that cuftom which
hit occasioned an irreparable bis to a
woit'-y and more rfftrtted I'amily ; which
has deprived his friends of a beloved
cempanior, his proftfficn one ot its
brighttft ornaments, and his country of
a great ftatefman ard a real patriot.
With great reSpect, I remain
Your Sriend and Servant.
July 16.
The funeral of th2t great Man took
place on Satuiday, agreeably to the ar
rangements published in our laft. The
proceffion left the hou-fe of John B.
Church, Efq. Ibout twelve o'clock,
and was two hours reaching Vanity
The P.II was fupported by
General Matthew Cla.kfon,
Oliver Wcilcot*, Efq.
Richard Harrifon, Efq.
Abij r Hammond, Efq.
Jofian Ogden H off man, Efq.
Richard Varick, Efq.
W.ii'am Bayard, E,q. and
Judge Lawrance.
On the top of the coffin was the Ge.
hefal'shat and f-ford. His grey horlc
dr*fled in mourning, was led by two
black f;rvantr, drefTcd in white and
white turbans trimnvd with black. The
Gen-ral's boots ard Spurs, reverSed,
were borne by the HorSe.
The four young fons of the d-ceafed,
John B. Church, Efq. Wafhington
Morton, Elq. Mr, Malcom, eke. fol
lowed the curpfe as mourners.
The proreffion having arrived at the
church, after a Short paufe. fiore -
neur Mortis, Efq. rofe on an elevation
in front, and addrefftd the Surrounding
Spectators. (Gen. Hamilton's four
Sons ard Mr. Church being on the
ftage with hit*.) —He was at fi»ft So
much ifTected, that it was with difficul
ty he could proceed ; but having re
covered, he. recapitulated very concifcly
the feivices which Gen. Hamilton had
rendered his country as a foldier—-as a
ft ate fm an—md as a profeffional man at
the b?r. We are forry that we were
oat i ear enough to the Speaker, to have
heard th* whole of his interefting -ulo
gium. The following Sentence* had the
moil powerful effect upon the feelings
of the fpiftators—alluding to the Ge
ceral's CtrcumStaece-, he faid •• He has
left you his fanv*— and it is all the in
heritance cf these Orphans .'" turn
ing round to Gen. Hamilton's Sons.
After Mr. Morris's addiefs, the
corpf'e was car; ied into the churchyard,
wheie the uSual Suneral fervice was per
formed hy Bilhop Moore, and the body
[ it, ter red with military honors.
In the proceflion we obferyed CoL
B relay, (the Englifh Conful.General)
the French agent, Spanish Conful, and
other foreign agents, the efficers of tfe
French frigates now in our harbour, and
Several other characters of distinc
t The bells of the diff-rent churches
J were muffl rd and tv lied during the day,
i and mit.ute guns fired from the Battery
I until tbe corpfe was interred.
j Tiie Military made a mournful ap
j pearance, and the funeral was highly
;d ep and interefting. A fad gloom per
i varied the countenances ot all—the
ftores were all Shut—.and no bufinefs
was done.
To the honor of the Britifh and
French nations let it be obServed, that
, the Bofton frigate at Sanc'y-Hock, and
j the two French frigates in port, had
J their yards croffed and their colours
j hoifted half mall, and fired minute guns
i during the morning. AH the Ship.
I ping in ports had their colours hoifted
half mart.
FRIDAY, July 20.
On Tuefdey evening the Ofages chiefs
in the prefence »f the Prefident, the
heads of department and a large eon_
courfe of ladies and gentlemen, exhibit
ed a very interefting fpcclacle, princi
pally compofed of the war d'Hice iv
various forms. The Spectacle was exhibit
ed in an open area, light-d
by lamps, in which leats were affigned
the officers of government, ladies, and
the king of the Ofages, who was
the only chief that did not take a par: in
the dance. The entertainment was
accompanied by the Italian band. We
regret our inability, from not being pre
fent, of giving an adequate idea of the
f William Crancb, E r g. one of the
affiftant judges of the Circuit court of
the Diftiict of Clumbia, has lately c
blig'd the public, by a volume, edited
by Rapine and Co. b. okfelLrr, of Ca
fes adjudged in the Supreme Court of
the United S*at a, commencing from
the time of the removal of government
to this city. Gentlemen of the pro
fession, throughout the Unifd States
are much indebted tothe induflry ad
learning of Mr. Crane!-, in preparing
for their ufe, with much lab.iur, a vo
lume which contains tire decifio; s of
the moft important judicial tribunal in
the United States. We are happy to
Hat that tlicfe repoits have been compil
ed with the utmoft attention to accura
cy, aid that the learned reporter will
continue them under proper encourage
ment. C nvincrd of the utility of
fuch reports, we cannot but tx;-refs our
concurrence with the oplnier of the in.
genioui author in Ij Is prefatory nd!
that «• Much of that uncertainty of the
law which is fo frequently, and perhaps
fo juftly the Subject of complaint in
this country, may be attributed to the
want of American Reperts." We feci
fanguine then, that this Specimen may
operate as an incentive t» legal gentle
men in diffrent parts ofthe union to
wards lending their aid to fimilar publi
catiors. By proper exertion in this way
we may expect, in a Short time to fee a
code of '• Common Law* arifing out
of our own constitutions, Lws, culloms
and ftate of Society, independ \.t of that
Servile rec-urSe to the decifions of fo
reign judicatures to which, fince cur
revolution, we have been too much ac
It is with much pleafure that we ate
enabled to add that this work, in poiflt
of typographical neatnefs and accuracy ,
is t ecu ted in a flyle which would re
flect honor upon the moft flourishing
cities in our country, and afLrdg a
ftrik'tng inftance of the progreffive State
ofthe arts in our infant city.
Boston, July 13
Extract of a letter from Salem,
dated July 12.
" Capt. Hogin arrived this morning
from Rochefort; 1 ft there May 16;
brought no papers; but reports, that
the French Soi.dikrs had declared
thcmf-lves againft Bohapakte's being
made Emperor. Sccand that Moreau
had been let at liberty.
Theanniveifaty of American lide
pendence was celebrated on the 4ch in
llant at the Oiauge Sprirg"-, in the
ccur.ty ot Oiange, Cap. ELLIS actini
as prefident, and DABNEY MINOR*,
efq. as vice prefident. The day, it is
true, was not here ufhered in, by the dtS
char 6 e of cannon, or the {ompciij pa
rade of military infigni->, but it was
Stamped by circumstances cf more value,
it was welcomed by the gratitude and
joy of a company, devoutly attached,
to the principles which this interefting
event gave birth to. A brilliant aSfem
blage of ladies, attended at an eaily
hour, and by their prefence, gave a z al
to the entertainment, highly gratifying.
The company amufed thcrnSelves in
dancing until 3 o'clock, when they
Sat down to a haudl'ome dinner,
prepared for the occaSion, by Mr. Chew.
Ihe ladies having adjourned to their
former amufement ; and the cloth be
ing removed, the following toafls were
drank amid the moft fettive and general
1. The 4th of July, '76 —May the
principles promulgated by the Ameri
can peop'c on this day of their benign
j and aufpicious influence, unnerve the
arm of oppreffion, and regenerate the
condition of man throughout the globe.
2. Thomas JefTerSom —* The worlds
beft hope,' America gave him birth, but
his mind embraces the univerfe.
3. The arquitition of Louifiana,
cc>nt*aft-d with that wi etched policy,
which would have led us into a war for
its attainment, how proud and illuftri
ous a monument does it conftitute, of
the fuperiority of republican virtue to
ariftocratic violence.
4. Our refp-cted friend and country
man fames Madison— Americans with
one voice yield him the homage due to
his talents, WE reverence the Virtues
of his heart.
5. The irth Febru-ry 1801 The
day on which the pride of party fpirit
was humbled before the frowns of an
indignant and infulted people.
6. Albert Gallatin-—'* Virtu: anJ
genius arc n't peculiar to America."
7. Th- Ift October, IS93—The clay
on which part of the Britifh treaty ex
pire^,—for this we Will rejoice,' be
caufe it is a partial reflation of a posi
tive evil, and becaufe it will afford to
the prefent adminiftration an opportu
nity of adding another wreath to its al
ready laureled brow.
8. foh-1 Randolph—The intrepid,
indefatigable, and intelligent advocate
of truth and liberty en tiie floor of con
9. The Irifli nation—The pride of
power ai,d oppr ffion may last for a
while, • but as welt may tyrants ima
gine that by placing their feet upon the
earth they can Stop its diurnal motion*'
as that they fliall be abe tienlhve the
mind that is determined to be free.
10. The memo-y of B-r.jamin Fr?nk
lin—Who by the native energy of hi*
own mini, arofe like a cedar of Mount
Lebanon to the Skies.
11. The elective principle—Ameri
cans have learned mankind to eherifh
it, as the Sheet anchor of political
12. The memory of Wafhington—.
" The ftieam of time which is continu
ally waShing the diffoluble fabrick of
other" men, wi'l pal's without injury hy
the adamant of" "Washington.
13. Munroennd Livingllon, Lonifi
ana and peace—• By their fruit* Ihall ye
knew thctn."
14. Captains L-wis and Cl-rkr—
While virtue and he.roifm are traveifin,"
the wilds of Louifiana. every fee Ting
mind, vibrates with Sympathy fur their
Sufferings, and with tremulous app.e*
henfion for their Safe return.
15. Generals La Fay-tte, asnl Kofci
uiku—The holy eathuiiafn* which they
have* di'playtei in the cauSe cf liberty',
entitles them to the cftecm and grati
tude of mankind.
16. The brave Drcatur—lL's un
daunted courage has excited the admi
ration cf Europe and the gratitude* of
17. The American fair—Though la ft
in order, yec firft*l» our efteem.
Never did we witnefs a meeting wh-re
more cordiality and unanimity of fenti
ment prevailed, than the prefent. The
only competition which feemed to exift,
was, *ho Should contribute moft, to
render the day interefting and imprel
five, the company happy and agreeable,
and its Separation regretted by all. The
amuSements clofed with the day, «nd
were diftinguifhed throughout, by that
prr r cct good oreder, which c*n alone
reader Such festivals, grateful to the
philanthropic mind.
London, May 11 — 14,
The political views of Mr. Pi.t have
been at length gratified, and he is now
replaced in thofe Situation;- to which
the greateft ambition of any Subject,
however Superior to all others in ability,
i a:ik and eloquence can afpire. Ths
event took place on ThurSday motniog,
about 11 o'clock, when Mr. Addington
having refigned the Seals of e.fh.ee into
the king's hands at Buckingham hoi.S-.-,
they wore delivered by his majefty 11
Mr. Pitt. We fhall not trouble our
readers with a recapitulation of all the
rumours and conjectures which prece
ded this important appointment, hut
fhall content ourfelves with Stating
thofe circumflancrs on the correctness
of which our readers may rely.
When' Mr. Addington found it im
poffible to refill, with any hope of fuc
cel's the moft extraordinaiy combination
of political talents apd parliamentary
influence which were formed againft
him, he acquainted his in?j-fty with his
d-termination to retire. Thi intelli
gence was received with the deeped
regret by h ; s fovereign. It was decided
-.hat Mr. P.tt fhould be fent for, and
rhrt gentleman accompanied by the l,,rd
Chancellor, wa* on Monday morning
I admitted to a confer, nee with his

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