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[Xr 9, OR Pol. nri] PORTLAND (AaAIXE) MONDAY, MAY 27, 1305. Xx S?0l
Unkcd States....Diflrict of Maine.
"TO TICE is h’rehy given ti t' e creditors cj
^ Port load* in fail DxfUict of Mri ic, m*rclart, a
djl mbom a eoiwfi'f jn of to tnirub’ey has been au
fi r< Cff.it I tsf*on, that thy .may be heard if
■r l It'll ft, before the 'Ju-Ig* of fold !)•drift Court.
Ij. In Tu'f'iry the 2 8'*> day nf ,\Jai i '*05 • nforefaid. a
^**1ft making Ufd dUanuintf a Cert fie me of difeh irge t"
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^ Jitlyc cf the Diili><5t Co-it ot M:i:os Diflrift.
May IV • . _ . . v?
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i| and proprietor?, an,l t»«. nr* of the f Homing lot?
• 'JEj rights of land n Baldwin in the comity ct Cumber
*<laru ih«t they arc fated for the year ■£ 4, in a bill corn
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From the Wrmont Herald.
; Mr* Elliot to his Constliaevtt.
1 iE'.lE were fewetnl other auctions of on
f de table confequence on which I differed from
the majority of the republican party in Con^rrfs ;
!but in all ot them a numbei of the moft refpebt
abic republicans and in two or three of them all
the members from the five Newengland Kates,
with one or two exceptions, united with me in
opinion. In this review I {hall only notice, and
lhat briefly, the motion, to inquire into the qf
[ iiciai conduct or Jtut^c Chaff, the refoiurion for
| abotiftun^ the loan offices, the rifoticn to extin
guifh tb.;» States balance!, and Mr. Randolph’s
j reloluuons relp dting the Georgia claims. 1
| was oppolcd to an Crquifitorfal invefligation of
| the conduct of a pubi c officer, upon the mtfre
demand uf a member in his place, without ary
fpecihc accufatioh ; but F fubmiMtd without a
murmur to the decilion of the maj >rity, and vo
ted for die impeachment jin the fir it inftance, rf
ter the evidence wa* reported. I toted, in the
; firft inftance, in favbr uf diftontinuing the of
fice of commiifioners of loans .* but upon a far
ther examination, l began to fear that the meaf
ure might with propriety be conRrued ir.to a vi
olation of public faith, and altered my vote.—
Mod of the republican members from Mafia -
chufetts, like niyfelf, -altered their votes Upon
deliberate invefti »atioh, and the refolution Was
rejcdV.d by a fihall maj >r!ty. Up on the u drtioti
to extinguilh the Rate baunces the members from
the Ncvrengland Rates were united with the Gn
gle exception cf my colleague, Mr. Olin, to
uhofe integrity and ability .( fball always bear
i m? feeb.e teftimonv ; and the fame Was the
cale on the fubje£t of the Georgia Claims, ex
cept tnat one member from Mafiachufttls did
not vote upon the quedion. Jhefc queftions
were confulered as involving the interefts of the
eafterh ftatei td the amount of feveral millions
of dollars ; thole lutes being creditor* to a large
| amount as it rcfpc£ied the Bate balances ; and
numbering among their citizens moft of thehon
eB claimants whom the United Sates had Stip
ulated with Georgia Mi ft pi i'erritory, to eom
i penfate in a certain ratio for their chints upon
that Bate. Th-fe fubjefts like all others of a lo
cal and complicated atuic, Jiave never been
thoroughly nvefligated by the people at large }
but as thi y have now become of national impor
tance, 1 (liall render my conftkuents an accept
able fervice by detailing to them the informa
tion I poflefs upon the AibjecT I his lettsr will
be devoted to a genera! vie w of the fubjcCl of the
ft ite balance? and the fucceeding one to that of
i the Ge rgia C aims.
The State Balances, as they are called, refult
| from circumftanccs immediately connected with*
| our nafional independence. Innumerable were
the difficulties which prefented themfelves in our
councils during the revolutionary war ; and the
lmiles of Providence alone could have enabled
•our fathers to furmount them. From peculiar
circttmftaiices, certain ftates contributed more,
an I others Id's, than their equitable proportion,
| towards the fupport of the common caufe ; and
certain principles were preferibed by Congrefs
for an ulftmate equalization and feltlement be
tween the ftates. i he ref ftutian under confid
cratio!i propofed the cxtinguifhmen: of the bal
ances, due from feveral cf the individual ftifes
ro the United States,appear by a report of
commiflijners appointed to adjuft and finally ,to
1 Attic the deman is of the ftvVral flakes for fer
1 vices rendered and fuppl es fumifhed ihe United
? States in the late revolutionary war with Great
i Britain, This report was made on the 5th DeC.
1793. The whole amount of the balances due
from the debtor States, and now propofed to bs
extingwilhed is 3,5 *7,582 dollars.—Newhamp
fltire, ivIatVachufetts^Rhodcifland, Cqnne£ficur,
New!, r Ay, >Southcar olina and Georgia ere credi
tor ft.as es ; Newyork, Uelawarc and Northcar
1 olina debtor ftates to a large- amount j* the oth
; er fta'es are but little interefted in the queftion.
1 he Go mm i dinners were men of ir.rc^nsy end
talents, and thc'rr report met With a gef^tral ac
quiescence at the time when it was made.—The
{ Bate of Newyork has a<Tua’dv paid a large Aim
| towards her balance ; and lorr.eof the other defot
; er Ib.tes have exprefsly recognifed the fettle
nient It is now propofee to extipguiflfthe bal
ances by a w>cre acl of power, and Congref# are
almoft eq rally divided on the quefhm. Were
ir r*ot that fa iarge.a number ot reprefentatives
1 eonfidcred toe fl-tcs they reprefent as i rite re fled,
?nd were it nor that foir.e men pcfTcfs a won
derful faculty of miking afrv qu$ition whatever
i a party one, this equal divihon ot the national
Irgifl.iture on a fuujctl f.»Tinip’<e, would,appear
j to a candid ob'ervef unaccountable. I cannot
better illuilrale the nature and merits of the fet
tlement, and the irrefidiblc ftrength «,'f the
argument againll the extinguifHment, that* by
fubjuining an extiadl from the able fpeech of
Ueu. Variium, of Maflachufctts, upon the ref
oletion in queflion.
*# The ordnance which pafled thee! I Congrefs
in 1787, author ifing the fettle merit of the ac
counts uf the feveral Hates, againft the United
j Mates, for fervices rendered during the war,
makes as ample and liberal provifion far an al
lowance of all the accounts exhibited, as could
poff.b e be expended, or even afkcd, by ary o!
the parties to the fettiement—it wis founded on
the principles of mutual compromife, and by the
unanimous coufent cf all the States By the
conditions of the lettlement agreed upon by tint
ordnance, the pub ic f ithof each Bare was fol
emrthr pledged to all o‘lier Bates, and the public
faith ot the United States was folemnly pledged
to each individual ftate that the lettlement and
proportion of the debt allotted to c^eh Bats, by
the Commiffijners thus muruaily agree * upon &
chofen by all the dates fhould be final and con
ciufive. Boon after the cdabliftuwnt of the pre
f'ent government in the year i 789 a la w was paf*
1 fed hy congreis for facilitating the fetfleinent and
for filling vacancies in the board agreeable to
! the principles of the ordnance of 1 7,87, and to
1 fat as I hare ditcovcrcd by a recurrence t> the
journals, this Jaw palled without any op iontion.
i In 1790 Cong refs again alfumcd the considera
tion of live iubject, and palled a,law which re
cognifed all tin# principle . of the ordnance of
1787, and provided that a didiibution cf the
whole expenfe ihould be made a neng the fev -
era! dates according to the firlf cenfus under
the prefent conftitution. '1 his law was alfo
paded by the ulmoft unanimous confent of tiie
Houle, and in the Senate where tiie dare fov
ereigntics arc more particularly represented, it
appears by t!>c journals to have pa fled without
oppofition. * l liU3, fir, from the firftvagree.;
nient of 1787 to the final clofe of the fe::rcmcm
all the dates wcie unanimous in the iKnde pre
leribed-for fettlement, and dood modfolemniy
bound to each other to abide by. it; and the
public. fail h of the nation was, by the fitveral
acts of congTefs on the fubj -cV, mod fotemniy
pledged to car y ft ihto tfTcfV, , ,f'/‘
Can the legidature then rclinquifli thffe bal
ances without a violation cf plighted public
fnith ? 7 And yet will they undertake trfdo it ?
Sir, it is a fundamental principle *0 the gov
erhment of all civilized nations to pav the molt
' focred regard to plighted public faith. Av t
frr, the friends of our government have derived
miidi confutation from the idea, that the Uni
ted Hates would never fulUr their isutional cna
ra#erto be flained by a violation of this im
portant national principle. Yet, Sir, from what
has taken place it has been belikved, that the
United. States would not be behind any nation
on earth in the preservation of this' public vir
tue. if the refolurion on the tabic fhoultl
be pafietf into a law', this Ta luxblc principle
will receive a wound which may lead to Ttai
ecnf: qucnces. ] mult be permitted to doubt tbs
pdwer of congrefs to extinguifli thefe balances
without the concurrence of of ?I1 the Hates.
The fcttlement having been made ujuler a fol
emn agreement of all the Hates, where will v< u
find a p- wer veiled in congrcfs to rlienate the
interelt which any Individual Hate lias acquired
in the balance. in confequer.ee of that agree
ment, nrrd vcH it ih another Hate ? No fuch
power is exprefied in the conHi ution, nar can I
conceive it to he implied by any thing which is
exprrfHed in that iiMtiumert.
If then, Congrels have no conftituticit& pow
er to make the extiqguifhment, vviH-not the
:r anfaft Ions be cotifidctcd an innovation on the
, m \
rights of individual Hates,'as well as a dirciic
tion of the public faith ?"
A gentleman from Ncwyork has faid tliat the
extifiguifhment'could hot be a violation of pub
lic faith, becaufb cor.grefs has already given up
a part of the debt It feems to me that the gen
tleman’s conclufion docs licit naturally follow
the premiles which he has Hated, for if ;t could
under any eircumftances, be confidered as a
j dreli&ion of public faith to extinguilh thefe
balances, it cannot a? this time be confidered the
lefi fo, merely on tke ground of the legiilatuti
havir;? heretofore faben into an error on the
fubjetb: The fa£f is, tka congrcfs did in 1799
pale a law, tor remitting the balances on con
dition, that each debtor Rare would pay into the
Ireafury of the United States by a given per
iod, the amount of the fums which hail been
iffued by the United States of their refpe&fve
Rate debts prior to the fertltme::f. But, oir,
at die'time <>T pafEng that law, and ev^r fince
I have confdered it in the fame point of light a?
I do the refolution efore you, at'd therefore
cannot admit as a circumftance in favor of the1
refolution. i hsrt provition has, rsrw expired
without bring embraced by uny of the ilebtor
Rates excepting that' which has been done by
the Rato of Newyork.in fortifying her ports anti
harbors. If thU Rate of Dch\tf re hud thought
proper to have complied with this liberal pro
yifiojt, Rie might have been difeharged from a
debt of ,oca dollars for 60,poo doihft but
it feen.s that frie prefers a total extinction to a
partial payment, dfrhc balarc'es fhould he ex
tfnguifhed on the principle that the fetriemetu
was ui.juR, \vhich is the cn!y ground taken in
favor of their iextin<iii(hment^ I am appreiien
fivc that this is only to her. Repping Rone to
a more f^vo-ite objetb. I mean the extingnitii
inent of the balances due to the crei!itorr> Rates
on the fetilement; for although thefe baUi ces
have been founded by the United States, it i-,
well known that the evidences of rhe debt in the
pofielRon of die creditor Rates are not transfer
able, fo thatTcagrcfs will have nothing to do to
cffeCl t!lit of the bufmefp, but to c ler pay
, •
, to the creditor ft ites on thofc balances to
be flopped ”
I fhail conclude with nbfhrvlnj/On U not
probable that the ocb or flare* will ever pw the
tu.I :fj|.ount of tli^ir ba ancc® : tier s It proba
ble fhiphe creditor ft.'owidevr engage m
a civil war to can s»c! iftrn t m .V pay tnt.
i hi* /mi non things furm’hrs, however no
j argument in tj^rr of the ad otion of the mrin
Trotts, or tail * r pe» vcrfi >n of all principle, tf t
honett debts mar be extiognifhed. by a wanton
6f power. Let the balances. (land on rt
erd againft the debtors until a fettle of fuittcy
ftall prevail over private intereft, t;,d i.du e
thtm to malts an honorable compofi ion with
their creditors.
-■% _
<l WOULD you believe it” f.vs Mother
Cole in the* p'ay [peaking o! hr convents u\
France, 44 would you hel eye it Mr. L t r,
‘4 that chcv lnv k up for.'life a nun btr cr the
44 prettielt girls in the world-hx of them would
44 make my ferruae in*ra year, and then I fontd
“ have rh.'hit!j, to (V id to think *; he, tafterf*
1’hs i ct fide mb fotiur.e hijixg now mate that
is to fay, he being firnlly placed in ihet’ror.e cf
thefg reality he may perhaps now tin. k of t re
after. i lie appointment (finch is the i ) f
one proper man to olft e. hfc>ks life; the dawn
ing of a new light . No tiou r L r. no.lore
Frfb: f.’s appofoyment* if ! c gets it u on the
terms betonrnng f> an exce cut officer od cni$
' we.I , In his. Cor rt f port dence, he ton ;da u<?J
that hb failure in fuccefs ng’feft 4 rip. i v. as
owing to the'want of proper force in *ur Medi
terranean. If he comes in as he. ought to etc,
therefc i£, .with power to aU upon his own h. r.
ora|!e and laudable principles, it may be vi w
ed as a happy thing 1 r this country in a tu
• fold way Ore, as being the cotnmeuccnium of
the admifiicn of virtuous and hm orabtt* men i
ofhee : the oilier, nMthe r. nafeence ol t.ie Na
vy cf three fare,, which, fr>m the fpethnens it
has already. aife.Tcfcd. fnews what gfory N
would. confer on this ccuntrv After * if would
. 4 # * v . * *
it not be curioir, if the appointment rvas < *
a piece of quackery a narcotic, tadugde
party. aiuHull into eafe the irretation which hr*
for feme time convu.fed, anti is now fphtting it
in pieces.
-yl' ' For th\ GaZirts.
On die of 4 Port RO.-vD, 'ror.i Portland, to St,
Jtib-itis, in ihe State »-£ Vftln* t.
. Danville, Au*fJi 27, i8q|.
si*. . V «. -V
. Mr. G-v?he bearer hereof »s defirovs of
obt inir.g the carriage of the mail from IV t,md
to Danville, and to obtain the i fluency of the
gentlemen of..Portland in his favor. { do n y
felf the honor to itate to fra that he is in my'
o, iniorr.a very lurtab.e perfon for that butmefs,
and my beft willies that he may fuccecci
Mr. G. is the Bearer of a map which I ! ve
been at forae pains to make out from adutal
furveysof 02rt of I qtver Canada and the tine
of ^Vermont, and-the befk mgp of NewTt mp.
jfliire, that I could procure ,1 I am daily ex ecl
ing a map of Upper Canada, and when I cat;
obtain it and alfoii rue map of Maine (which
I have not yet procured) I will make point of
executin'; a map of the whole country noitl*
cf the latitude of Porltand.
I am, fir, yours, &c.
* * *»1..
» , ' * .
liitlcUn, December 28, 1804.
I P:r
I took' the liberty ta.cv! on you ill w inter
when I w is in Portland, with a view of felting
fibres in Littleton Bridge, acrofs Connecticut
river ;—and I remember with high ttieem the
poiite treatment I received ; whi. h encourages
me to trouble y'’ J, ti»’, again w ith a line
There is now a grant of a I ur ipikc *Y mthe
1 termination of the one through the Notch cl the
White Hills toComnetVieut River, at :b y> c
! pitched upon to build JLittleto* Bridge : tr/ 7 ■ is
! like wife a grant for a furrip k*M« cfofs Con
:icdicut river, a l.ymon to pafs d »'.vn through
I the Itwer notch to Sandwich, irouf,s fails i d
that goes on, it will turn the gre»t hu k i the
i travel' that way, as it is exceeding ‘ dilficUt to
erofs ‘jUcnncAicut liver without a bfid. e.
I • If we can go on with < ur bridge, there is no
dbubt but the bulk of the travel will come that
' wtjr, as the committee, who were anp intcu to
, lay out the road from St Albans to Couno£it«.
j cut River, alter viewing both route*;, are itj fa
' vof of the upper one. through Jutt'-eton. Vv c
do not feel ourfelvc.s able toco on without forms
aflidance from abroad, and our eyes are to Port
land, as that is the objed in v.ew
I with fir a line trom vou and thit vott
would let n e know what the prcipcct N with
refped to fading fomc Blurts in PottUad ; - If
myfclf or any other gentleman fnou 4 come *>Q'* n
what credentiwould be neccfl.rv?- If yui
fir, will be fo obliging as to w rite tame, t expel
the bearer of this letter wi 1 return ont to me.
bir, frem your very
Humble ber^ant.

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