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toi course. The Pre* :ii red to fell us wh :t i iea* mii . and what mea . IS to me ex* treniVly exceptionable, and may go to it the v r\ end intended to be an* awi red by obtaii information de erred, VVlii re is there any neces i all tor thi measure at tins time ? Is it no: the duty of the President to give us hi, h information at all times as the sof the country require ? And have we not reason to repose confi > ive I, If we have, thi i roi ol :I n is altogether v- We have b< en told by the gentleman from Virgiwia, ..ha if tin measures re commend last session had been ouks it would have a- the country, all kind ol o in s r Would have rived. .. how. \ <-r, air. one ot those! cc in a j ■ r.tle- ! . Noi'lrt i€ ot.i-t ry. ! have reaSOn I ■ :i . ■ tlu- de m | i Its ; and 1 be- j li ;:tri wnl I ;.. i the exi gent v. I I &»*• any v do II a r'.si li'o: ' this'piarver ; I ■ :'..ar est.ib .... „t. 'i !■ that Establish arc to be entertained, in my (minion they ougW disaffection oftlv I hopej h>w . ver, that we. rounds fo i urs at present on this head. But if there should be any i« energy uirticient to re ii a. to resist any danger fi i without. 'i'h i in Hi from Vu ginia, an d t ty of the I. ■ mtry 'toes 00l c< n ,»st in the at ot our iiioe ■ ent, i am for taking different J ~'ilitia, ill icient.' I am, vcV, hostile to a. Th» gentl • Vir . i Mr. i.ui-we.h has remarked the lime has cojie when v. c , lopt i in- proposition. 1 hat m mar have inform dion wllkh , • him bis opinion. But from the in formation f possess, 1 think differently, I believe the President vvill communi cate to usall the information that is psary and proper for us to po an I has ..'at having • ited it in this instance, ii conclm ive eh my mind ot the impropriety ot asking i". Mr. FINBLEY considered the reao lutioa as ot sooie Import wor* thy or consul •*. iti m before it was a ,\ ~..;. . :• " ■ oi ■ moved it-. post- Mr. BURWIiLL said lie had a gle remark to make in reply tothe :, from North Carolina, wlto hxd intimated that he might be ac quainted with some circumstances not in possession of the House, lie i. leave to tulorm and th.- ti ~ libers of the House, that he was ac qu limed with no circumstaw than loose which he had obtained thro' tho newspapers or from official com uiu. I. e.al niiS. m-,:. LLOYD. When this resolutioti v. ah laid on the table, >t appem that nobody could tl itspropriety. For my part, i sliallnot enter i.ito a consideration ot auresofthe last session j the propiutj/ or impropriety ol whi-.h are Oi issue. The only question beloru the h ,use is tins—is it proper lor this o, when the country is threatened won an 1 isir. recti hi or an mv.. when there ts reason to thitik itamtueqt danger i xists, to-request the in i ■ information, to prevent the injurious coiiheqnene.es that may ensue, without the applic .tion of proper remedies I i have ueard but three objections mad« to this resolution, neither of wicn stems to me entitled to the least force, The first is, that if the resolution be o to the President, he will con t a -j- n. bis duty t'. communicate ail the ■cuation in his possession. But ■men w'uoinak taisobj. action sure ly iian- not attend, d to the language ot the resolution. Hoes il not expressly coiiiine the request to tiie communioa- Hun oi vae'a information as the President maj hoik proper, and such as may not it any oa.'.ci.'. be may have in . j H, ih'in, be has received any information, which he may derm it im iei* to communicate,he is authtnir ■ A , ~,„ big ry resolution to withhold it. i -iiouid a.,ve very little confid either in tnearMiity ortategrit> of the executive, if ia contraVtnttoi! oi the thi* House, levt in direct hitytothe oojects intended t answered by t.-.is bequest, lie should communicate information which i to be «vHii(i«-1,1. Tha gentle mart from Marth Carolina (Mr. Alston)"who has ken of me res"..Union as ( tm executive to communicate inform i tion m his possession, must, sui 0.'0r... ...eh its discretionary The gentleman from Penn»yivwuij| has oba iv o, that the resoluin i p. ar ito him a*expressive of a w c.oah ience in me executive, doctrine of confidence is to be carried to , this lengtn, that > ou, who ai ■ di ins Ot the people, shall sit idlfc spec- j tat -irs of every impending storm,! shall , never sUOSCriOe to it. However I may j , i.:i le in the integrity and wisooin of j President, 1 owe something to my-| Belts norcan I sit here merely to I under executive paLrcnage. i want j facts ou which to act. It the resolution j sh il-be adoptee, it will betray uo waut' oFcor.fhU-r.ee in the fekfecYitjve \ it. will only manifest the zeal ofthe tjoo tfiirmutierr, which it istfeccssa* ry for them to have before tiuycan cc prepared to act. Mr. ALSTON. The gentleman from Maryland says this call on the executive is necessary. lint wl. the state of the. case at pit •em t Is it not the duty of the President,under the , notion,at all times to giv'esqch in formation to the legislature, asj lis may deem necessary and pro per for them to act upon I And wiiat is the language of the reso lution ?—To vive such information as in i his judgment shall not be. improper? (in tl dj then, it is not necessa ry to adopt it. Ba4 subject in view in which i la tore pvesentedit. If we call on I ive in this to give the lu j form, tioi, called for. i have not p -rii phraseblogy of l esolution, out I question * ! whother 'lie vpialitioation in the fore I p rt ol i.i applies to the latter part, ■Il refers to the ■ intended to he take"n. try the executive. j It is clear that some puis of this mfor mu km may be improper to ' r my part, 1 j such a communication on thi p>- per,, will he laid before •• ] soon as practicable. On the point or ive magistrate, 1 will Bay,*that I am not intlv I bit of ribin •, to the opinions of an; i oi men wluti .. i ■ ■• dependanoe on the opinions of others is altogether contrary to rtiy habits; but Ivat if Lo re . thing ia the possession*d the Prcsid proper m Ins opinion to be communtca < d, he would have d himseli bound to have dummy tbss day i As i said betorej two or days may br- stern m ii, an I m ■•■ ■. of th conspiracy. Let as wait till ' i,i. ■ 1,, si»i i may th< am us to c ill on iii-- President fi formation, i. ;- but a few 1 days since we have heard from Orleans! there . r , to exis greatest cc in the uXecu ive, and a forci ny IVii cc tlidl ma, be . jot frppi the upper i Do we know tl i of this • tion, or ail the cli ti licated in it, and win re lliej now are i JU tin. i" . Mentw'.re to nuki; a communica on the subject, is it pot proou.a; , that if there are auy among us concern B It tO thus. interested in making their escaoe,eveo were it communicated in confidence I Mat not. the s ifoty of the union depen, footing it before a. disclosure be ere be n ■ will :. i ithur mak and, or, by reti eating, screen them! iucai ! We have had, however, I b..'ueve, enough of confidently I comi lunications ; and 1 we shall no. swop ha v.- any more. 1 for one am r< ady to wait till the Pre eablc to matte momentum to,, Ui.s ! i it, ~ ..•'.;. .'. v : . .. ~ ...iio.i Called I] Ibis ease, it might be proper to sis* tor Informa* tion. As, however, w< have not been no called upon, and as th • executive is the proper on,an for taking i sary measure-, on tl , the adop tion of this n solution on our part would evini to iiiitrii a his >. s the i ohstitutl o enjoins it give iniorma tion i m inie to time, 1 , an onij under tile imp hi ye not in hi i (rue the reso luth ii .- : urioos Ikn guige—it reqViesti r.nly such inf. tion as he may deem the public well ie reqoir is not to • a. But what is the balance of the information? fox actty what th" constitution enjoins upon him lo give. What is the hifertn.ee? That th ■ President of the U. S. has not discharged the duties of ms offici ; th .t he has not done what it w is his to do ; that lie has been guilty of <l-iiy; Mi<dth;:ti ohgre* h l 'C,,ici.m. pelted to tell him he has not done his duty. Such considerations ought to in duce us nt least to hesitate o. roi • pass such obloquy on am brain h of the ..overnnii id. and more especially upon the President, as the confidence wen >w ask for him- b merely that reposed In him by the con*in:tion. At'the inftaW of Mr. DANA, the dark read th\ following extracts from the fourn.ds -d' the Houfe : « MONDAY 2d January, 1797. '« Resolved, That t„. prelident of the United States be regV 3 t e d tocaufe to belaid before this I IoU r , informa tion what meal'iircr, have b. en taken for carrying into effect, the tiWy l>e tweeii the L T nited Stater, and ti.. \\y and Regency-oi Algiers! and «ifr» whether any. and what further lee.'| a . ti\e aid may be necellary tor that pu», pole " ■' FRIDAY, 30th March, 1798. " On a niotion made and l'conded, that the lioidtdc) iodic Id thefolow reiolutioil : i, That the Proficient of the United States be requefted to cointnu- C to this Houfe, the dilp: from the I I'voys Lxtraoiuioary from the Uniteo States to the Fr< i h public, r in his r/iefTage of 'l the nineteenth inflant; or I'uch part;? i thereof, as cotafideratioiia of public yand in tc re It, in his opinion, may I permit. •;] •« Ordered, That the confijferation of the faid motion be poftponed until Mon , day next." , j « MONDAY, td April, 1798 " The Houfe proceeded to confider Lite motion bf the relative, tothe difpatches ofthe Eu Extraordinary, from the United Stats to the French Republic : VV '• |he laid 11)01101 -d at the Clerk's tab!e,to read S3 foltoweth ! ; ' | of the United States be requelled to com municate to ttiis Moufe i feioi s to, and difpati ..voys ] Extraordinary bom the United States to the Fr< .! in j bis n of the nineteenth ultimo^ " The queftioh v. ■ Houfe do agree to the fame, as amend* ed, and retotv.d in the afnnnat; Yeas r«5 —Nays 27.'' i " Mr. A lie.-, from the committee ap I pointed to pr :i» oft 'to -th tiie United States, the isolation oi' j this Houfe relative to t! lions I to, and diipauditis from the Eu Extraordinary to the French Repi reported, that the co una • •" carding to order | that fcf- ' vice: and that the Pi i limit fignihVd to them, that he would take the lub* |ect into his cotilkieratton, »nd do thereon, what ie fhould ae'Kar to him, :'hi■ ', . ' >. _ /> ... .. Ai, m> -■! r T I._ I Kin. G. V\ BELL. I iuuLt-, (land the queftion to be on poftpeningtba \ coalicleratiou of the reiblutioii till M"ii da)-. I have never oppofed a rcfol calling for iliformStioO ill any v. here ! believed the i:i: be of any poffible life; nor am J. dii- . poled to fay that it tl at pre ft; t ne-| ceiTary to negative thU i . but i 1 do not fee any life ia adopting it at | this time. I ask what uic is to be; made of the iniormition the lefolution j •aio I in muoiUiciag it, we were told that the country threatened with, a cdhspiracy. Will l< men say their objetic standlifg army to qreii . I to d until we get a war establishment? If so, ti.e conspi- S will have lure to .;> < einpii.-.h their object, i lru;n j'i-,oi;, . before they arc ova i ti '.jr. m«y havi con ey, it i> at this tiioetiilu-i c nam Jr. is < o'i- i carri ed into ef\ et, or th« \ i a its being ein-cted is de*sroveh\ it ha s been said, if the d at tbr last session had be-.li ,;.]-:• : . (iinii;,' would no« now In menaced from ■ I within. 1 cannot conceive the use of i, , on this otc such 0b... r< ■- I >•,•.'. tided at the last ;■■ :■ ■'■' I to raise a war ..eat, not m reiy to tnc c; t .blishment. This wfts the last year> .--,1 it h..s been declar* lis year, (ientlemen have said, j they will not increase the-peaces lishmeat, but tvill create a%war estab lishmt nt. What were th« apprehensi- I the last year, on which j the proposition of these measures wes'j louhdedf Has the danger from i s p:*in, then insisted upon, ' ised? ho, air, official dot -!l t.s the con trary. If the rear last year did not justify it, nothing' has since intervened to sanction it. Will the gentleman, who says if we hadadopted the measures recommend ed tiie .last session, they would have averted the dangers \yhich how threa ten us, tetl us whether there was then a.ii reason for a] . g thi tn ; will he say that he then expected tbe. would at tiiis time have been cai - ryingon this con 'piracy .' If so, he purely ought tohive told us of it. 1 am di • believe, that so far as relates to, this, or atry other combina tion within pur limits, no standing army i, i). c.c- ...ry. If we. must ha dmg army, to put down our own citi . whenever there is any seriou* violation ofthe laws, it is high time to in;,-down our liberties. )f the militia are incompetent to maintain the p it is full time to acknowledge the lity of our political principles. On tti»« ground n<:ver will i agree to raise a regular army, to ntcv i our c n citizens. As far as it depends upon m , it never snail be said, that We have raised a regular army to turn their bayonets a gamstour citizens. If a majority of the people shall he end) ii ktd man insur rection they ought not to Decontrolled ; and if the m .jority shall he on the other side, they will have power to crm.h it. il has been stated, on the. ir.tro diiCn on of this resolution, th, il a num ber of tne select comuu.-s t- who bro't in the bid, the President to raise voumu-t rs, proposed an increase of the regtil ,r Him. , similar it is added to tne increase proposed' during the but eeasion. The tact, however, is . cbis. Tiie geiitioiiiiin alluded to otter ed two propositions ; one to add tothe present peace establishment, which ! was rejected by all the members of the committee but himself EVen the gen tVm.iii who introduced the resolution vie <i •ci ii-i,a rati-n gave hih vote a • * tais proposed increase of the peai c «»tabli! b'lient. Tbei-t- is a bill now before me from tht; hen.oo, ii, c object ot which is to .c-uci. establishmeut; and j this lie g, nl'mmaiis iys is one el the measures pfbposcrf at thi dou. i nave, however, alreJtilj that t i it gentleman wpposeq the proposition for increasing our pc ii i use tit, an J yet he informs us th., i.-> ib th that pi i tin creation ot a war i ■ i.m . red il to Hiuke thesi Cbservatious, b< th« last session, 1 was opjikwed to i a army ; and 1 am still opposed to it unless the public exigencies r | it. ido not, however, consider uu. --i point It. iroper to ob-.erve ia. I* corispimc) has ■ i; i -;, 'ig r colours than thei cis it h..s ! i stated as dangerous to the anion. O.i v Thei dencethat there is in any part of thoU. .. ; rsons collected -for tiie ■■■ • carrying it into c I VVe have not even evidence of this. evidence, ' that it was report.: d that Ut< of is v, .:s to m: irh it the Read < i i.'ea, and that 4p©o bLentuekPans welt j low. At the same time, • [ we I v d measures to cruVh itt £•« ; 1 t'ffotft tUere being 4-000 K'-niuckians ; enlisted, 1 do not bum ye there ate ten, jm.hs, indeed, the stragglers passing I through tti.»t state uic hodeaeii.iu.it. | Ed, | The gentleman from Pennsylvania has .vol that the members from the at, or j i.c so, of this plot. 1 cannot ; suppose lb ■ member of this House. There isoue nee on tais ncad worthy of no. , tae—ttie greater part ot the nun asso* j elated came from the Eastern country, I and from the state of the gentleman [ from Peuas lvaii.a. Vv'itn regard to the mentis oi rue Western country, / I believe 1 they Ata us well affected towards ; the Onion as tnose of any other part oi .i,v>. J do not'conceive is ground for die alarm iht has gone forth, 1 am, however, willing-to i t..ke any proper measures to aid the" Ex -1 ecu,. lung the plot* ft !. oSLived by the in ; trooio.tr ot this motiou that the ex ■pi noes attending the military ex tibn on the Sabine will he tonal to the c? b it wyuid nave attended 11 p.,: ed ■• the army. .. i to me that t or .i mistake, 'i ids expedition was composed of the t 'gull rfon es aud live hundred militia, who were engaged busier a new weeks. The ex , el the former may have been ■ hal it reused by their movement, .".nil lite price of provisions ; bui uo ad uuioual expence has be«:i incurred for p.i). The cub, imj expel) arise from ihe militia— this canuoi be considerable; it will not be pretended thai it can bear any ■ on i arison with the expeuceSofra an army of live or ten thousand nucn. 2 cm not disposed to say any thin .-pi noes -incurred .by the com nun. oi the army atNewOrleans, as i am unacquainted widi the subject j but /presume k cannot bu considera ble. But, to return to the only question baft re us, the President hastntormeu us that there is a the objecuoi which is to conduGt.a mditary expedi tion against the territorh . ••■ ■ r-au. What is the itdormation which we have since leci ived f Dues il uot go to the same object? If the Presideut is convicted from information since received, ihat the bbjept is a uiflciem one, is it not most probable that he would have'so advised us i If the fe rn formation respecting those mi plicated be divulged, will it not put iccrned in it on their giiardj aid induce them to escape ( This is Liu. cvii I nppreheml from agreeing to this resolution, and none, other. Be lieving, therefore, that the information B will not enable us to ;t.u.n the hands of the executive, .11 vote tcr postponing the further - :oi< oi this resolution until Monday. Tiie President has aheady advised us that, he has taken such mea sures as are calculated to cheek the expedition, and bring its abettors to punishment, lie posstssc-s tbe power i»t calling out the militia if he think case requires v ; Sad I knew ot no acis which we can pas:', which can strengthen the hands of tae executive more than tiie existing laws. t\. ant of room compels us to reserve the remainder of the deoate v v our ii. Xt paper.] Mr. J. RANDOLPH spoke again in support of the resolution, and Mr. b.vuLilK against it. . hiPES spoke in favor of it. vVherjt the question to postpone its further consideration was.disagreed to — J\ V ' Mr, J. RANDOLPH again spoke m its support. Mr. 11iOMAS requested a division of the resolution at the words « Uni ted States," and observed that he should vote in favor ot the first, but against member.. Mr. EARLY moved to adjourn, | which motion waslost—jiycs 47—Noes s nil. Mr. ELMER spoke against agreeing to either m< inber of the resolution. Ma. JACK SON declared himself in favor of the first member of toe reso lution, but against the second. Mr. SLOAN spoke against the whole resolution. •< ; declared liini".elf in f i first member, bul against the second, as it stood. ~ J. KANm)LPII gave notice that ,: the first member of the resolu i tion should in- agreed to, he meant to modify tie iV'.u. ALSTON again spoke against the i . and moved to postpone ;; tiit to morrow ; wnie.li motion I„.a—Ayes *S— Nbes 68. Tin re then taken st mi mber ot tat resoiu i was agieeato—Yeas lb^J—Noes li. .J. RANDOLPH then moyt t th.; second member of the .. ion the .void-, "and prop' s, s td , ' winch >uj agreed to with' ion, i ■ dent, : A .::. I.; ;. Was ret ived 1; j ftattog that tl dTe&the follow* 'jive 1 di* 1 , A KILL eaccestitb ment a/ the I ces. Be it enacted by the Senate or, i hous lives of the Unite i I States of . \bled, ".", j peace ( mid :>i a pir< of the Uni i d and he is . by authoro ut oi infantry and one battaljou ol and tl .. of ir.fa.nviy ihai! coniilt of the • oi toil. --! millioncd mui-comruii!.. i' , niuficians, and privates as are j directed \u the a .1 to which this is a. fupplemcntij And the faid battalion ef cavalry, f!;all cpulift ot one major, and of one adjutant, one quarter in and one pay ni.'dler (eacn being a lieu tenant,) one fuigeoi), and four co; nies ; tacji company id'one captain, one lieutenant, one comet, one fhsgeaut major, one. quarter i earn, one trumpeter, tour fergeants, tour empo*. rals, one farrier, cue fadlcr, and iixty four.privates : And ll.all rooreoyei the difcretioti ofthe Ptelidem oo duty eithi r or. horfe or on foot. Sec.-2. be it fu-iher enacted, That the I fhall be, and he ia hereby BUthorifed in all cafes ol . nent danger, -. h n in his opinion tt.ee., fence or fafety of the United States mall require it, to in ere afe tiie number of men in any 0 t infantry on the peace eftablifhment to one hundred i privates: See. 3 And be it further enacted, That fuitable, cloathing-bf provided for the ca.'a'ry, adapted to the nature of their feryiCc, and ft* near as may be of t!it vaJug of tiie clothing allowed to the infantry and art'.lLry. C 4. And be it further enacted, That the coma iilioned officers, non commifiioned officers, mulicians, and privates, by this ad directed to be raited, lhall be entitled to receive the lame pay,emoluments, and bounty, as are allowed to the troops now in the iervice ol the United State*, and they fliall ■be g-verncd by the rules and aitides of war, which have been, or may be by law efiablihyd. The House adjourned at half past 5 e'eiock. Other business was transacted which a want of room prevents us from notic ing to day. .Extract to the editor, dated Orleans t Dec. 6, J 806. <l The utter uncertainty of receiving any thing by the medium of the post office, induces me to request yon will forward the. Aurora to me by every, opi» portunity that offers by sea. « Commodore Shaw has purchased the schooner Range*), and she is now arming and manning tor immediate ser vice. The recruiting ha* alio com menced briskly fo> this, and, (it is said) for other purposes ! « On Thursday last (December 1) the Charlotte schooner arrived hero with arms and other warlike stores. Since the arrival of Gen, Wilkinson here, 1 understand he has given in structions for repairing all the old mili tary works, and the construction ot pickets round the city ; i n a word, to put the city in as good a military state as it is susceptible. VVe know not the cause ot these preparations, they are the subject of much and very contra t dictury surmise.'' Aurora. lUJLY IVASiIIAGTON, Has received bu the slopfi Olive JJranch and other Conveyance*. M ADMAA ;.nd Lifbrti Wine, Cognise Brandy, Apple, do. Ar.tigua R„ m> country, do. V.'hilkcj, Gin, Molaflcs, lo>pcrnl, Old Kyfon, Young Kyioa, and Foouchong tea*, cable Salt in Br.skets, tapers, Cloves, Mace, Cinnanion, Nutmegs, Aifpke, ground Ginger, Btsfch, Almonds, Uailim, warranted Chocolate, London refined Salt I'etre, Coffee, Pearl Barley, Rice, Pepper, fig Blue, Divon'a Philadelphia McfWd, Q*yc&o« Pepper, Lump, Loaf and Brown Stagers, fre*i and fjiked Batter, Windfor fhaving I'oap, Eagle KGnnpoWcW in caniftors of one pound each and of a very fuperior quality, genuine tfpanifh Scgars and Deni jchni with a neat felcdtion of Dry Goods, Gials and Crockery Wsrc, which he is idling as uliul at the molt rz d*c?d prices at "his ftore South B ftrcc: near tbe Capitol. Janu-ry 19— tawsw CHARLES li. VARDEN, Merchant Taylor New Jersey Avenue, near the Capitol* t ESPKCTPUIJLY infoims the peurlcmen of the diftrid of Columbia, he ha» imported by flur> Ettas ANN lately arrived at Pfclla ciclfriua, A choice atiortmcnt Of Bitra Buperfii • cloths, rennet?, Velvets, i, .'s, OfttSoK; c«, fiuglc and Jou'.*'; milled Sittie • « pattiih Oika. . ts. .»■ .;f iilk Moitikin Velvets, Dlkand fattio Ftetrndnea, rtith a variety of other irtf«.i for the fe.,ion N. B. Ludier Vibita reginrt«ntah 2nd navy Uniforms tttadViu the ddl fti c o 'h,!,i..n. kifhtr.i ••inrwrl h celebrated patent pars!* j 'el t'ufptnderf, can be lid pa the ianu tc>m» as at !. h ry, • No*euiU-r x»—tf