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ECORDER." .L 24th. oirc, , UPON Tour inti-nation this morning, ‘ that we had made it up pear in * I'he Recorder,* “ that die " mention of Mr. Mudifon had been defigned to be reprefented as coming " from You,’* Mr. Callender dilated an explanation for the Paper; which explanation I wrote down, and tv# which I did not then, nor do I now differ, be caufe I thought it proper that the public fliould be fee right, if they had miffook our meaning. Mr. C. afterwards took up the pen, and wrote fome lines, which you dictated, refpefting Col. Harvie. I then made fome objections; but dro >t them, not being thoroughly acquainted with the nature and circumftances of the cafe, the piece being Mr. Callender’s*. I now, therefore, muff take leave to in form you, that upon confederation, this lalt paragraph cannot be admitced into the paper. 1 am Sir, Your very humble Servant, H. PACE. Lewis Harvie, efq. April lid. SIR, I RECEIVED with fur prize your letter, informing me that the lad paragraph of the piece You agreed to inlert yefterday would be omitted. As an honed Man you ought to make reparation for an aflertion which was un true. If any gentleman has informed you that the paragraph I dictated is not correct, you will be lo goo'd as to fend ■ me his name. I fhall only further ob serve that if any attack is ever made on my Father., you have been informed what the writer has to expect. I am, Yours, L. HARVIE. SIR I NOTE the contents of your piece of paper before me. My character for honcity is too well efta blifhed in the opinion of tv try one with whom I have been acquainted, to be in the leaft injured by your affertions. With refpect to Col. Harvie, l am lorry Mr. Calender thought his poll cical character worth his attend >n; and as to your threats, you may put them into your pocket. I am, yovi^t, H. PACE. Letvis hlarvity efq. April Tt^d. ON T hurfday lad, Mr. Lewis Har vie, in this olfice, employed the follow ing words: “ I lhall injiantly put to “ death anyperfon who attacks the name “ of-my father.” Hence it refults that every man, who has a ion to bully for him, is above truth. We had been difpofed tc give the young man every gratification that could be given, con fidently with facts. On Friday morning, Mr. Hary.ie lias repeated his menace of being inflantly put to death. See the conclufion of the fecond of the three foregoing letters. They are here printed in Italicks. inns Kicnmond is lent back to the lituation of the aboriginal Indiana,among whom every difpute run the chance of being decided by the hardeft club, or the iharpefl arrow. We had, in the nrld indance, a mod unfavorable impref lion of the fpirit of cictatorifin, and of profcription, exhibited at the capit )i. But the fluff about being injiantly put to death exceeds, by ten chouiand degrees, even our word fufpicions. An active and worthy magi ft rate ob iervcJ to us, fome days ago, as his deci ded opinion, that it was much better to have no laws at all, than to have laws which were executed only occasionally. It figniiies nothing, to fpeak either oi' the enacting or the repeal of Judiciary eftabliihmcnts, if perfonal differences are to be decided by perfunal violence. This, no doubt, is a valuable specimen o( political principles ; if indeed, any realonabie man, of any party, could he found difpofed to vindicate fuch dange rous eccentricity. The laws o( Virginia are fome what lax with regard to breaches of the peace. What the law cannot, or will not do for us, we fhall endeavour to do for our fclvesj and we fhall not flinch from me conlequences.