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The recorder, or, Lady's and gentleman's miscellany. [volume] (Richmond, Va.) 1801-1802, July 28, 1802, Image 3

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pi&ure cofrtfpoml with the . ir.ehtal fvr
turcs of our republican prefident.—“ He
<c aimed more at his particular advancement
fays Bacon of Carfar, “ than at any merits
tor the common good—In his inward
“ thoughts, he propounded to himft’f rather
lt abfolutenelsof power, than honor and fame.
tl For, as for honor and fame, he purfued them,
u not for thendllves, but, bccaule they were
*f the iuftruments- cf his power and great
“ nets.”*—
Bun i*; at prefent rtftailed by the republican
printers. His crime confifts in an attempt
to fupprefs Wood's pretended hiftory of jVJ.r
Adams, Much of that book inveighs againft
the latter, //ence, the clamour of jefterfon's
editors afeertains the v/ifhes of their patron
for the extinction of the confeqUence both of
Butr and Adams. 'Three words from Gal
latin would iifcncc the calumnious qubbling
Chectham againft Burr. + Their words will
vever be Cpoken. Exaltation to public office
prefents a more correal view of the patriot
and Iris principles; as the malefactors body
difplays a mor6 cohfpicaous attitude, when
axuited on the gibbet.
In WcdndUny’s paper, a defire was
fignitied of dropping the difpute with Jones.
This has prod treed,in laft Friday’s Examiner,
a long anftfer from the two brothers. The
advanced guard i-. conduced by Meriwether
him.'clf. Initcad of remarking upon l<is wont
ed elegance of ftyle, we fliaii afk him a fhort
queftion. In the winter of December, 1799,
Jones printed for the affembly,a fmall pamph
let, m defence of their opposition to the alien
and ledilion acts. i he executive council
paid hhrt fifteen hundred dollars for \\\c job.
Wc afk joucs whether it was true, that Tho
mas Nicholfon offered to do the wor t lor
three hunared? Wc dare him to fay, whether
hethinks that three hundred dollars were not
an ample compenfation, at the common price
of print and paper l We alk him, whether fuch
an executive council are worthy to be trufted
with public money, and whether he thinks
that the affcmbly put them into their places,
in order that public money might be Jo jsar.da
foujly utajlcd ? When the curtain ot corrup
tion has Fen once torn afunder, as,by God’s
blefnrig, the Recorder fhall tear it, wc a fit bin ,
whether he fancies that the nextaffemblv will
fufFer, o- will dare to fijffer, the farther pro
gress of fuch felonious depredations on the
tieafury : Will the affembly continue to give
him THREF. THOUSAND doelap sper annum,
over and above the common rates of a print
er r Or, if they could be bafe enough to ven
ture upon fuch profligacy, with what face
would they go home to meet their conftitu
ents ? We afk joncs, whether he fappofos
that the next aflembly has a chance of con
taining five members that will fupport fuch a
iinecure ? -No ! no ! They are a quite differ
ent kind of men. They have both more fenfe,
and more noncity.
We proceed to Skelton Jones. He charges
iCallender with having run from hi: bail in
Scotland in a mojl disgraceful manner- He
quotes, as an authority, Margaret’s trial,
which began- upon January 73th, four.
Callender landed atPhiladelphia in May, 1 “93.
The meeting, c-f which IVIargarot was a mem
ber, and for which fa<St be was tried, com
menced at Edinburgh, in OdVobcr of that
year. In p- 86,,of the trial, it appear?, that a
Citizen Csllendar had made a motion in this
3 upuii ua zyu ui uvcmuci) i yyj*
In f ur.- 1793, the writer of this article was
a"’[ting Mr. ,D unlap of Philadelphia, in con
di;.rline; the American Daily Advtrtiler, and
he was, at the fame time, compiling, i’or Ma
thew Carey, a part of his American edition
of Guthrie’s Grammar. In December, 1793,
he was taking debates incongrcfs for Brow n’s
Philadelphia Gazette.
In Summer, 1793, Mr. Tench Coxe bor
rowed front Callender, the Political Projrefs
of Britain. Meafked leave to lend it to Mr.
Jetferfon, then fcorct.iry 6f flute, and reftding
in Philadelphia. The piece was lent and re
turned with a complintentary card. Mr. Jef
ferfon therein afked why the work was not
reprinted in America? He added that he
Would gladly become a pur chafer,as it 1 on tinn
ed the mcfl ajltnijbing concentre t on of politi
cal abufes, he had ever heard of. In the
preface to the American editions, this caul
has been quoted, as an apology for the repub
lication. The perfem mentioned in the
Scots trial was cue Alexander Cailrndar.
On this fubjecl, Skelton cannot plead ig
norance. The matter was explained in the
Fxamirier of April r 1 th, rSoo. It isjuiMixe
the maikfrnai: -> denial o{bn having.been ad
'tertifd, which denial ha Mince been denied by
h»~ worthy brothc*,
lit. ift vvifer than n v. ho can guefs what
point Skc.'ion has to gain by rufbitig into the
jaws offucli degrading detection. To bs con
viclrd of a malicious fafehocA, is, in all other
parMi of the world* regarded as the depth of
of infamy. Richmond forms not an excep
tion to the common ritje.
■f Setting a fide flic ftn-y of the Supprefsion,
■c ■ . the pamphlet contains various palpable
from the New-fork Herald,
l' <’ AN R and CALLENDER.
Dnihe has at hit come out as a pugtl*
hd agamft Callendei-i and to do /'he
ro his boxing art, he lias thrown in fame
heavy blows. As the painter fays j
lias made a “caricature or ids count/- !
n'^nC;' Callender, however, we fancy
v/iil foon (hew him that « two can pW
at that.” We arc niiltaken, if he don’t
ferve him, as he has Cheetham. [ This
piece from the Aurora will appear a: full
length, in our next, with a /nitable an
Tx tract of a letter front Mr. Stratton cf
Lcngrefs to his conf it/tents.
, ^ ^lv/ .*s hkewile palfed under the
jlplendid title of <f An act to provide
for the redemption of the WHOLE
PUBLIC DEBT/’—This law did not
provide for the objects which its tide
v-'-K-.n.putcui out on me contrary lofaf
as I could judge of its provifion.% it pro
vided, for a continuation of ibe debt. In
11bend of compelling the treafury to db'
charge the debt due in Holland, which
amounts to q,o i ^ooOjdoilars/it authorizes
! the re-loaning of a large proportion of the
famr^ upon a credit ot fix years, and at a 1
higher rate, of inter eft, including charges,
than is now paid. This law .has likewife
cuchorifed the adminiftration to enter in
to contracts for the payment of any part >
or die whole of this foreign debt; an j
authority which it is apparent may be J
abuied, to the great lots of the govern
meat, becaufe contracts may be made j
under this law with fpecuiators, who will j
receive this large fum at the treafury 1
upon an agreement to place the lame
m Holland to our credit, and may alto
gether fail of executing the contract on
their part, and our debt may ftiil remain
unpaid. Although I hope and trull that
nb fuch abufe of power will take place, j
yet I did not feel willing to give fuch i
extenfive powers, when 1 deemed the
lame fo unneceifary. This law likewife
enables rhe adminiftration to employ at!
coDfiderable expence, a variety of agen- !
c.es in relation to the foreign debt,
lome of which were in my judgement
I'Unnereftary, and all of them of a ver; 1
jdoubuul character. Unacr fuchcircum-1
jftances and imprefions, I voted againft!
; the palling sf this law, notwithftanding i
.the fairners of its title. And although!
i I fhould think it improper to impeach
t iC motives of thole whopafi'ed the law,'
oi fay that rhe intention was to impofe 1
on the public by a title which agreed!
fo badly with the law itieif, yet it could
not efcape my notice, that fuchmuftbe
the effect upon thofe who had not the
advantage of reading- the law. A further
ireafon likewife, of a concluftVe nature,
operatea on my mind again!! the pif-.
fing of the law in queilion , it was, that
by comparing thislaw with the former
pro vilions tor the redemption of the debt,
it appeared that the former prcvifions
v/ere really better than thole of this law.
The former laws had provided funds to
*• evrefy pait of the debt, both prin
cipal and intereft, as the fame fell due,
j only authorizing a re-loaning of parts of
\tbejamcfn cafes where, from unforefeen
jeaufes, the revenue fhould be inlufficienti
I to meet the objcT, and they likewifcj
i provided that every furplus of revenue i
llfould be faithfully applied to buy in the. i
debt, as c couid be obtained on fair]
'.terms in tie market, wniift the new law,
without varying eftcocially tiic former
! provilionsjKas only embarrafled them,b y
authoriling a re-loaning of the Dutch
debt at the difcrction of the adminif! ia
don, and creating a variety of new and
jextenfve agencies.
j Since my refidence in this place, I
j ha vo availed myfelfof every op port uni -
| ty to gain information reflecting the
| fttuation and amount of the public debt,
and the means wnichhave been provided
i for its extinguifnment, and the refuk. of
j my enquiries has been, that the debt
has been placed completely under the
; controul of the government; and the
means provided by former CongrefTcs
for its Trial extinguifhmcnt, were tn
every re fpeft ample, and iff ft to their
.operation, Would have accomplished
cljat ofaqedl wrthom cmbarraffment,
The harional debt on the hrft of Ja
nuary la ft amounted to 77,891^90
dels. 29 cts. and confiitedof the foilow
dei'eriptibn of flock.
Six per cent and deferred 0,851,793 66
i’hree per cent do. do. *9,070,765 62
Navy'fix per cent do. { yCo
Six per cent of 179b do. 540,000
f ive and a ! df per cent do. ?,84-7,500
t-our and a half per emt do. 176,000
s 11 ght per cent do. 6,4X0,200
Bank Loans, at 6 per cenre, 1.590,000
Ditto at five per cent. i,t 50,000
Dutcndcbr 9*15,000*
During the year i3ot.in conifequence !
of the ample revenue which had been 1
provided by fornicr CongrefTes, t!ie 1
Treafiry was able to difeharge 2,279,37 * i
' dollarf3i cents ot the principal of tKc
I debt: aid during the current year, un- !
[ lefs tie prefent edminiftratioa fhould
i avail ideJfof die law which 1 have m,*n
j tibned, r<J reloan and pepetuate the
! Dutch debt, the treafury will be com
j pdleti to dilcharge a further fum
! amour tng at leaft to 3,400,000 of the
| principal, and fo from year to year to
continue difeharging the fame until die
whole debt fliall be extinguifhed. ] ins
profpetous fuuation of our finances is
owing fotheJfkill with which the Treafur v 1
Department was conduced under the j
former aIminiflration. When' the new I
adminiftration came into power, thev
found a full treafury av.d an ample
revenue, and they had nothing to do but
to apply the public money to difeharge the
pub tie engagements,
On beard the brif Martha Jobnfon, captain \
IVyviU, of Not folk.
Captain \Y. informs, thaton the Srftj
of May, being of pert Mariei in the ,
Hand of Cuba, at half pa(T one o’clock j
if rie morning, three of the crew, !
inamdy Hendric Mayers, a Dutchman, ;
Peter Martin, an Italian, & Hammond j
Whiflcer a Bre nencr, (two of whom |
belonged to the watch on dr ck) armed j
themfelves with axes and a pump break ;
attacked two negro feamcn, and cut and i
bruiled them in a shocking manner,
With r<n iatetuioin a; beenaaing in afters
of the bng, and to rob her of rhe mo
i-icv that was on board, amounting to
nearly ?0,000 dollars. On healing the
cry of murder, Mr. Snuggs (the mate)
attempted to go ff rv ard, but was fol- j
lowed and knocked down by Martin, I
who was Rationed at the helm, and beat |
and cut him dreadfully :afcer a confidera- !
ble feuftie, Mr. Snuggs, difarmedone of1
chem; and made his efcape to the cabin,
where the captain lay dangerously ill;
the mutineers then confined the captain,
mate and cnc feamen in the cabin, and
lowered down the yawl, into which they
put their clothes, provmons ccc. and j
were pmceeding to get at the money. I
when one of the negroes whom they
had wounded, by a 'll rata gem iet the
yawl adrift: die mutineers then hoi fled
our the long boat, and let of in her to
recover the yawl ; m the mran tim^
the negro man forced open the cabin
door "d liberated the people from con
finement, who immediately made fail
or- the brigand left them. The rrmti- t
ne ’rs (hewed every difpofition, and alfo j
threatened to take the lives of the reft j
ofthecrew, and fcattle the biig. They !
were difeovered at day-light pulling (
for Ihore, with the long boat in tow.
mtr-TORK, July \6.
Yekerday morning arrived the faff
, failing fchooner Roebuck, after nn ex
peditious pafTage of 38 days from Gib
From captain Dawfon we have re
ceived an account of an engagement
between two Algerine cruiz.ers and a
Portuguese man of war, off Malaga,
wherein the former was victorious.
; Tne force of the Algerines was a frigate
of 32 guns ( the fame which was pre/frrt
j rrf hy the American goz r.rnment to tbs Dsy)
1 and a zebecki the number of their crews
j * There is an error in printing fomc
j of thefc figures. Perhaps the jb yer
! cent line Ihould have been forty fix, In
field of only fix million:, which is a clear
iwas about yoj men. 1 ne Fortugueft
'v' o a frigate ot 44 guns and goo men.
1 he Algerines commenced the attack,
jl:y immediately: attempting’ co board
udr enemy, but were unfuccefsful at
heir fir It on fee—-tlie action, then be
icamo warm and bloody; both parties
lighting witn great tury, until all the
Pouuguetc officers, except one nvdfhip
man, we,e killer or wounded, and the
fectmeri firamctully left their quarters,
when the ihip ltruck aer colors, after an
a* v»on of r.h ee l»o irs. , 1 he curtain.,
k'W'o ^a Frenchma;} was Allied ear
iv in die a&ion. f 1 nc prize \"is after
wards carried into Aj*r viras.
Al? xandria Advertiser.
• . if' ‘dnefday July 14.
Mr. Snowden,
.v 5 0lk Calien jer’s observations pub-*
ldncd in your paper of yeilerdv*, it
would appear that'he had received a
letter from Mr, Jefferfon, encioiir.g a
pecuniary compenfition, and thanking
• 'm for the publication of the tc Prof
prSt y„forr is.” If Callender is ft'!! in
pofleffion of that letter, and will give it
publicity, together with feme rdpofia
bic affidavits of its authenticity, .he will
render perhaps a more .if nmi fervicc
to the community than lie hat hitherto
vtone. 1 .(• that is done, he is .0 milc
rnbly deprafed hi the opinion of allgio. *
b t ie publication of the w rh iri
quell;on. as well by otncis of his writ.
n>gs, that he cannot cxocct to obnin be
lief. ‘ D.
[There is no occasion ior affidavit
upon the matter. Mr, George Jdjfcr
fon pa;d the wwy,andhe would noc have
dune fo, if the letter had been a forge
ry. But I can tell this inquTrive gen
tleman more than, he rhin'es of. I wrote
Mr. TefFeffon some queries concerning
a paffage in the Profpeef, then in manu
re ripe. I fe returned a ponce andfatisfafto
ry though an mfigned anfwer, which was
partl/ embodied :n the book. Mr. Je ffc r -
Ion can liave no real on to be, for one
moment, u'neafy, as to any letters that he
ever wrote mo. Their publication
could neither offend his friends, nor
promote the views of h:senemies. What
fervice the ccui.try could gain from
lucii a proceeding I a*n yet to learn.]
Prom thi Bo/ion Columbian Cent inch
“ The famous Callender^ who was for fo
h ng a period the apoicle of jacobinifm and
democracy, r* the United States,ande»hom
c die democrats have been in the habit of ac
crediting ; whofe fine, for a libel, has be«&
u remitted by Air. yoffer'on ; and who was
“ the intimate friend of 'the Horu Stepaen
il ^hompfon rAajo*. nt treaty-memory; has
lately volunteered a very hardfemedefence
oi Air. <Stadderty the late ict-fcfctaiy oi the
’• navy, aerainic the vile, unmanly. charges of
u tlie nvdftigating rommitt' c.”
'T'L. _ . . i
.. w- uiiiw-.j wu j^ivciouk *o©vs erroneous
paragaph is this.— .
Mr. Stoddcrt -s defence written by j
gentleman, who neither rcfpccfcs ::r
either of the political fusions, which' J ;
the public peace. His fentimeu:. on
head arc fiaUy* thlclofed in every thinrr wh.Ci;
he fays, o- writes. They were Fate-! at full
i. ngtrh in our paper of the 14th current
I tile cbfence of Mr. StodJett hefeives the
notice or rai - editor, it would be by far more
proper to srint ri critic than much of the
heir, with which newspapers are general!/
JilleJ. Ii rot, it v/a?» n infult to bis readers,
for the Ccn‘.»nel to fay any tiling about .t ,
an i much tiwrc fo v/hen the reprefentation Is
We do lire .c be read, and under fined, cx
,a£l;y as we apyerr. We defir c to ,\r' I our
way, in our ow.i ia iguage. t.o the hearts and
unuerHandings c every realonablu man in the
country. But wide th re are fornar.y editors
o! papers, v/ho bub themfelves able to uvikc
reports in differ'. >it 'anguage,we cannot hr
to be fairly read, or taiderftood any whore at
a d ilhan.ee.
^r- T homas Walton, of Prince E< ~
ward) is requested to in':>m us'to v hat pi. e
m the cotinty his papers ire 10 he odor tfed\
A 'tight* active MX' <0 BOJ\
| About to years of ;t; h is beer acc: Fom
| e<! to wait ut the bouic, and take care f ,c.r-/'
I fes i he can drivea carriage; pi.ee 450 DoT
!lar^ rjrfh. For further particular?, enquire of
the Frinters.
Riehmndi July 2#., tf

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