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To Mclfo. Johnson, Stewart and
Carroll.
Gentlemen,
I appeal to any man of bvtfinefs to de
termine whether you or I have 'mo ft
cause to complain of "the manner" of
our Jifpu'.e, or whether a disgust"
may not be the natural consequence of
your vague and irresolute positions in
the inliaftce of a Lottery -to be " no Lot
tery, but eventually," although £dfitively
one "ip its til it publication—oFalo'uerV
" arreflid in its progttfs" of an cjfcik'.
pefDhjfiSn, "no permiffifln"—of a (ecu"
rily "more than fufficieut," that it rid
security for the intended nbjeci; and then
agiin it is a iecnnty, but .you are
that it is fo—-of a Hotel, on a
then in a and then out of the
it i eet agat 11 by mete md'gic——aipriiidtefiles
of public property—of mcddli iig with ac
counts with which ytnt, "dectare you
have nothing to do—aof yortV having re
lighted and yet tontinue irt officc—of
Camipiflioners, that are tic! Commiffion
ers—ot complimentary and honorary let
ters to bad servants, and a variety of
fur-h confuErd fluff to which there is rto
eiyj.
I he acknowledged rttiftakes youlfave
wade in your firll attack on a plain ad
vertifefnent, ought, to have mitie you
hiore careful.—, But your confeifions
though ample are fa obfctirely arranged
Itnd ib peeviThly woided, it may be yet
lulpedted bv any cursory oblerver, that
you are still at variance on the only
important points, viz. The official per
mission on your part, and the voluntary
tender ofample & permanent security for
a faithful discharge of the impotant trust
on mine: AlthoVthefe points are altea
dy established; yet itmaynotbe improper
to notice luch of your new matter as
may be deemed" of public impoitance ;
of this kind are the insinuations refpedt
ing the " covering of security" ike.
How could yriu venture to produce a
Jingle return of an old date, viz. some
time in May last as a tqtal lift of prizes
paid, when you knevtf that Col. Dea
kens and Mr. Taylor have made you
feturns to more than four times the a -
mount of that liftj and as I acted under
your "permijjion only," you could not
Ciill trie to an account, until there might
ba a complaint made by fame one or
more of the ticket-holders, of which,
I now call on you as you wilh to be
freed from all iulpicion of " pique or
party spirit," to name a Jingle injlamc ?
It is perhaps ton well known (for Jfour
purposes) that I have publicly called on I
the ticket-holders again and again, to
claim the money due for prizes, arid
that Col. Deakens and Mr. Gilman have
tepeatedly done the fame, the conse
quence ha» been, that not tnore than 10
per cent, remains uncall'd for, and of
eourfe nnpaid, of the whole amount of
the prises. Cireuraftances of such
public notoriety are an effedlaal answer
to your imcahdid insinuations refpefting
the payment of theptizes.
Wfi ether you have read the returns
dr not, or whether you ever may look at
the voucher*, which, instead of one on
ly, (as yoil suppose) are contained in
©lie hundred check books, in constant
(ift at tlie different places of payment,
where they must remain till near the
elofe, and thenrthey will be sent to your
office of eourfe"; of these Col. Deakens
will (hew you thirty volumes of checks,
and names* whenever you please, and
the reft will soon he delivered in ; they
are of jiiffc as much importance to the
balani of the ticket account as an old
Londo.i Dire&ory. To those who
know you ft will be trtily ridiculous to
observe in you this very new and very
„ ave affectation of business, to which 1
- iow, you never mean to attend ; as I
flo not find this among [he Su-ticlcs con
tained in the " naked penniflibti," I am
surprised you will continue so often to
expose yourselves to ridicule j thert are
no secrets in this bufinefe, and whenever
at your leisure you may be frriout in
your application, you lhall be gratified,
but the minutiae would afford no amuse
ment to the public.
The Hotel is under the care of otir
friend CoL Dt'aker.s during my absence
. —I refer you to him for particulars, as
this building commenced by an anticipa
tion of funds, and is now very forward;
no one can have real cause to complain
of* any momentary delay, eren if such
may ever exist. Your JirJl complaint
Should not have been public, (jnce the
redress would have been as easily t>btain
.■d by your private application—lsthere
io " pique" in this ?
I am in pnjjeflion of a number of your
Utters of appointment, See. of little im
portance either to me or to the public,
unless they (hould be denied. Pray re
frefh your memories again, the letters
are from yott and Mr. Secretary Gant,
containing - lifts of all the surveyed pro
perty, these were accompanied w'th
blank deeds and with difcresionary pow
ers to fill them op ; if you have not luuked
at my feturns yon may have committed
an additional error in the imponunt file
»hat may be of . consequence, and as
some friends whohave purchased of me
may be alarmed at my want of authority
in the line of fale6, I beg you to couii
! der whither thrs was a proper '.abject to
trifle with, and to tell me at the ftme
tvrrve in what inflance you ever offered
to 'make a sale, or even to interfere in a
sale Hbhile / was prcfent, until the im
portant pt hate one, with which, you
fay the Proprietors are now contented.
To fay, that you had differed with
me in consequence of." a pique of par
\y spirit" only, is Certainly in your fa
vtor; it is the mildelf conftruftion that
your conduct will allow ; what else
ceiild induce you to lessen the ftmple
Vri'erits or extent of a voluntary tender of
ample collateral security in favor of the
public ? Why do you irlfult the public
by offering to icturn them to me when
the firft Lottery ortly may be closed
While you endeavor to excite an alarm
foe the security of the second ?
Is this meant ns a specimen of your
official and public line of conduit ? I
now declare to yftu that I never will
touch this propel ty again till I have
compleatly discharged my duties in both
Lotteries and that you cannot prevent
my being bound if I please. As it is
well knoWn that you accepted a pei fonal
security. for the firll Lottery andthat this
was half paid before my tender of the
real security was mat;,'. I cannot dc
vine why you wish to give it back to me
because the firft Lottery is nearly com
pleated. Pray explain yoourfelves and
fay, why yon do not convey these fe-!
curitiesto the bank, for the security of]
all parties, agreeable to just expediti
ons ? there can' be no impediment bilt
of your own making, for which 1 will
not be held answerable. I am told,
your retaining these securities from the
bank is A mere pretext to remain in of
fice after you have so often piomifed
to resign, and that J oil are angry that
1 endeavour td prdve that you are no
longer personally responsible. This has
indeed fotoe colour, but it is trtily ri
diculous, if true. Yet I have no ob
jection to your still remaining in officc,
provided it may meet the general ap
probation of the reft of the landhold
ers, of an estate ivhereon you ought to
bi- faithful Rewards.
It may perhaps be unnecessary to
mention that the lottery still goes on,
and will go on with spirit, and that
you are the only personS who ever al
tered their minds on this fubjeft, Unless
some of the conietiletf (ft flie late pri
vate purc'hafe may be tt'ith you, t«
which I have nothing furtfief to fay at
present, nor perhaps in future, provided
they may make proper exertions for
the general good of the city, by <way
of return for lingular advantages ob
tained.
As you have proposed a number of
qoeftions, I hope I may be permitted
to present a few in return. To Wave the
queflion of titles, why were you so very
particular in one of yoar letters to me on
the fubjett of sales,■ if you had not made
up your minds as to the value oflotts.
January 6th, 1794.
" It is scarcely necessary after the
dffcourfe we have had with you on the
price of lotts you may fell, to repeat
that you are to fell none at less than,
£■snor any that lie on open fqnares j
at less than £. 100 ;we wish that such
sales .from a rife may not be censured
for the loivnrfs of price s but we mujl aft
on circumflances and this is chiefly it/tend
edfor your protection in that event."
Signed by the Commissioners.
What were thereafons for a deviation
from this lewnefs of price, if such devia
tion did take place ? I ask this question
merely as a donor of at least one thou
sand of the public lotts, waving entirely
my former concern in the !ine of sales.
What was the difference between the
price s&ually- obtained and the price of
fered by a Philadelphia Company! How
much of the purchase money was paid
down, and what was the security for the
remainder ? Where there any'lotts fold
by either of the Commissioners or their
friends* at the time of this private sale of
the public lotts ? If there were, what
was the difference of price after a fair
allowance for any real or supposed dif
ference of value ? Where there any back
lands diredlly or indirectly connected
with this sale, if there were, what ad
vantages did the vender derive from
such connexion I Were the circiunftan
ces of private sale retained ?? a kvret
for anytime from the donors of the
lands, if so, for vast good reafoiu ?
Why (hould the particulars of ari"
f the public lotts be krpt a fccret ?
When I arrive in Wafliingtt., which
will be tR a few days', I hope you wilt
ds i cady to answer theft and some other
queitions - r and -uu may expe£t a due
return on my part: Till then, I am
Your'S, &c.
S. BLQDGET.
N. B. The collateral security tekdered
for the trust of Samuel Blodget, exists in
more than iooo city Lotts, i'ome of which
he ptfrchafed at one hundred pounds each ;
this* without mentioning any other, wll
he deemed fufficiem, at leaji -jubcri only
perfonalfecurity was required by tht Com
mijfiQjten.
Foreign Intelligence.
NATIONAL CONVENTION.
1
Sitting of May 21.
■ r
Barrere, among other particulars of
lefler advantages, and haVing a-,i.out>ccd„
that the left of the army of Italy has
captured Col. de Tendre, proceeded to
the particulars of the victories in the
right wing of th« fame army. The
following is the official account of the
attack and capture of the famous
Monnt Cenis.
Mount Cents, May 14.
For some time part-every meafurc
was taken for the attack of Mount Ce
nis ; we only waited a favourable mo
ment to put them in execution. Hav
ing learnt that the enemy hdd doubled
their forces on that famous mountain, I
immediately went to Briancon. There
I planned a •vigorous diversion upon the
whole line; fort Mirabouck wm at
tacked in the night between the 10th
and tlth, by Caire, commander of the
chafifeurs of the Alps ; after a pretty
vigorous defence the governor capitu
latedj and evacuated the fort with the
honours of wiry leaving 4 pieces of
lirge cannon, 17 lefler pieces, a great
quantity of ammunition, and 200 bags
of flour.
At the time of the capture of fort
Mirabouck, I proceeded with a divisi
on of 3000 men into the fertile val'ies
of Bardonnack and of Bezanne. Bri
gadier Gen. rValette had the command
of the right column, adjutant general
Achon the left. All the enemy's polls
were driven in, and we pioceeded to
Aulx, which wc now hold.
The Piedmontefe had about (So kill
ed or wounded, and we took 30 pri
soners. They abandoned their artille
ry, a considerable quantity of powder,
and plentiful magazines of all kinds of
gram. On our fide we had 8 wound
ed, and 1 killed.
The French citizen fohiiew conduc
ed themrelvFTTsifti intrepidity and he
roism ; and refpc&ed and alleviated the
misfortunes of the inhabitants ruined
by the scourge of war, by dividing
their bread with them. This expedi
tion accoraplifhed, 1 deft-ended the pre
cipices of Gallibier, to reach Marienne,
and execute immediately the attack of
Mount Cenis, under general Bagde
lanne. 1 approved his plan of attack,
! submitted it to the representative of the
people, Albittc, who had proceeded
with me to St. Jeaii in order t'o con
cert sundry operations. We went to
gether to Sans-le-bourg, whence we
ascended the famous mountain. The
lignal for the attack was given ; tor
; rents of fire appeared to pour down
upon our brave fellow-foldiers. The
column of the rights commanded by the
intrepid Herbm, captain* of the grena
diers of the 23d, take poffcfiion, anaidft
the cries of Vive la repabliqne, of the
redoubt of Rivet } the cannon is nun
ed again# the enemy, I order the quick
Hep-march to h<j beaten, to charge
bayonets, every redoubt is carried.
The left column, under Bagd'elanne
and adjutant general Caniiv, ovef tre
mendous precipices, turns,the enemy in
flank. We effea a junction. The Pi
edmontefe, flying before the vi£toiiou»
French, abandon their formidable and
complete artillery, their encamping ef
fects, a *aft quantity of prisoners and
ammunition. They were pursued three
leagues from Mount Cenis, and we
flopped at the villages of Ferriere and
Novaleze, where out advanced posts
are fixed.
Never was victory more complete.
Wo made 900 prisoners, and killed a
number. Our loss is incredibly
trifling, 7 or 8 killed, and abont 30
wounded. I endofe the account com
municated to me by th* qommander of
each column. Enrope aftouifhed will
hear with admiration the relation of
the wonderful exploits of the Alpine
army.
rxT D „ / DUMAS.
LN. a. General Dumas, who, since
the siege of Toulon, has constantly
had a comr ->nd in the Southern ar
mies, is a ra:i?#tto.
ARMY OF 'L:£ PYRENEES.
Surfnyi! cj ajl- Pyrenees.
May 6.
We have jnft from tb- Spani
ards a eonv®y of Q r chaf
ieurs are encamped on the right of
Jonqtiera, the tirft Spanish village on I
the great road into Spain. They will
intercept all provilions that may cdfiie
that way. The day 'before yesterday
we took about 30 mules from the ene
my. Several prisoners calling them-
Felves Portugutfe, have come to our
camp.
Yelterday five companies of grena
diers of the army took poffeflion of a
village, without burning a grain of
powder. The Catalonians received
them well. Perfedt order and ftridl
discipline have been observed in that
expedition. The division of Mirabel
palled thro' Ceret, and has engaged
the enemy. We from this spot
several vessels in the Bay of Roses. We
• shall make signals, and discover whe
ther they are enemies or friends. A
watlike fpiiit animates all our soldiers ;
they burn to enter Bellegarde. The
brave geneial Lemane visits the several
polls, and encourages the soldiers to
bear with fortitude the cold which we
experience on theie prodigious moun
tains.
Sitting of May 24.
An official dispatch from Dugom
mier was read. He informs, that he
penetrates into Spain in all quarters, and
that the enemy in every quarter flies be
fore him. We have entered, fays he,
by Cottoges and St. Laurent, where a
famous foundry is eltablifhed, where
400 balls are cast daily. It is said that
this foundry has colt Spain 6 millions.
It is the only one in Catalonia. It is im
portant to preserve this foundry, which
can furnifh all that the South of the
Republic may want, and where the ar
ticles wanted can be made one fourth
cheaper than in France. We have
found in it, 40,000 balls, 500 bombs
and all the machines necefTary to put the
work in activity.
Genoa, May 1.
The representative of the people
Lacombe St. Michel, arrived here yes- i
terday in a small veliel from Corsica, and
let fail the fame evening for Toulon, f
It is said that the objedt of his voyage ;
is to halten the arrival of powerful re- {
inforcements. The English squadron j
is ft ill in thegulph of St. Florent, and !
there are but 4 (hips and z frigates as '
high as Baftia. An English frigate
made its appearance before Capraja, and
required from the Genoese cooiihandant
the grain and provisions which were de
ptrfW lU French }
nation } the aiifwer was a positive refu
l"al.
Sitting of May 22.
The national agent of the diftri&of
Cambray informs, that a confiscated
eilate, near the enemy's camp, was
fold for 102 thousand hvres though va
lued at 46,254 livres only,
ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATI
ON OF ROBESPIERRE AND
COLLOT.
\TranJlatedfor the GeneralAdver lifer.]
Sitting of May 23;
The committees of public and gene
ral security entered the hall; amongst
them was Collot. d'Herbois. Unani
mous plaudits teftified to hijfi the plea
sure that his prefente afforded to the
representatives and the citizens.
Bnrrere Sfcends the tribune, and fays:
It is in a fectiorv immortalized by the :
name of a martyr of liberty that a vil- '
lain llruck a Republican this night ; but 1
this time we have not tobewnikhe death :
of a patriot—[applauded]—The vil- :
kins, friends to Pitt, are lurking about
us, they waylay the reprefentatiees of 1
tae people even 111 their dwellings.
Royal governments require crimes, 1
allaflination : their factions, have perifli- '
ed ; their friends are punished ; their 1
in trig we j are dete&ed ; their towns ta- '
ken 1 their troops beaten ; they are not '
yet fatisfied. What will they do? '
They will afkffinate. his against the 1
committees erf general security and pub- j
he fafety that their blows are aimed : '
you will every where find the fatal ger- j
m '" of the English' spirit. The gold 1
i'° P'tt praeured the mirrderof Bafville
our agent at Rome, of the Corficans,
of our partners at Genoa, and attempt
ed to aflafunate Collot d'Herbois. 1
Phe name of the alfaffi,, is Henry 1
1 Amiral, he is of the diftrift of IfToire, *
aged 50 years; he had a place in the f
lottery; he was in the service of Bt.-r- '
tin. L Amiral, habited as the coun
ter-reVo'utionifts often are, took lodg- ']
mgs three months ago in the house r
where Collot d'Herbois lodges, the c
better to concert the crime of which r
he was the prime agent. Here we an- f
nounce that our diplomatic intelligence 1
bears a close analogy to the present e-
vent. Here is the fn'ormMiou given t
u »>7 oneofour fccrft Bgent f
gain repeat that the two L„v la ~
public i'afety and general fcc^ f, of
not be too much on their guard
13 a de % n to assassinate the tJj"*
composing them, and particuK*
befpierre. Put does not fZ
our having eftabliftied the rS? U »
ry Government. Accordingly hlTj'
his firft attempt on Robefpifrrc.
miral waited for him yeitcrdav r t"
paffhge of the ConvemL[„h,
hall, on the teriace of the feuilla
being able to find
tacked Collot d'Herbois, but
on refufed to second the murderou,?'
sign, and the wall received th n
which was to deprive the Rt u- g
on e „f,h tTO «Lw^ U '"f
From the answers of L'A m i ra l be
ore* revolutionary commits of t c
feftioa Lepelletier, it appear, that
had long pretjieditated this ,t, c '
that he,is very sorry for having f
in ~t J that .t would have been a Jg
ous action wh,ch would have made h"
.d- re db y ,llF ra ,« i; wstS
cafe for him to have bought two piftoj
for 90 livres for that pmpofe, and not
'l 1 C i Cll; ,hat if he killed
Collot d Herbois and Robespierre, there
would have been a fine fealt; that he
yesterday repaired to the convention;
H'fcif port i not be ' n S intcreiling
he had fallen afieep ; that he afterwards
waited for Robelpierre, to assassinate
him with a pifto], and then to kill him.
felf with the other ; that he did not
think it would be a crime, but apraifp.
worthy action towards the Republic
that not being able to find Robespierre!
he watted for Collot d'Hertok 4 one
0 clock, after midnight 5 that he had
t fared two pistols at him which had both
hung fire, that then having g one U p
to his room he took his gun and putt
ing the muzzle into his mouth, endea.
voured to shoot himlelf, but that the
gun miffed fire, and that he afterwards
fired the fame gun at the guard; think,
ing they would kiH him, and wounded
I a citizen nailed Geoffroy.
Barrere then obTerves that Geoffroy,
who had refceived a ball in the fhouldtr
, from L'Amiral will not die of that
i wound. There was a time, said Bar
! fere, when the bulletin of the tyrant's
; illness was read in the condiment a flan
. bly, we will to-morrow examine into
| this crime, and read the bulletin of the
wounds of this citizen.
Here is the project of the decree:
1 ft. The Revolutionary Tribunal
1 shall prosecute. without delay, tWiime
vwtimi.iuU l,jf L.'Aimrai againit
the reprefcntative of the people Collot
d Herbois, and {hall endeavour to dis
cover his accomplices, if any.
2d. The convention orders that tie
bulletin of the wound be inserted every
day in the bulletin of the convention.
3d. Geoffroy shall enjoy a penfioq of
fifteen hundred livres.
4th. The President of the Conven
tion (hall write to that good citizen a
letter of felicitation.
yth- This decree shall be sent to the
tribunals that they may watch the ene
mies of liberty. This projedt was uni.
verfallv applauded and adopted.
Coutbou caused to be adopted, by
way of amendment, that the report of
Barrcrc and the project of the decrce
(hould'be translated into all languages
and sent to all the armies. Collot d'Her
bois rose and said, There are few in
fiances of an intrepidity equal to that of
the brave Geoffrey. At the moment
when the a (Mm declared )nr"W<ft we) I
armed and would make 1 long refin
ance, when a patrole was going t® en
ter and I was about to follow them in
to the affaflin's room, Geoffroy held me
and said, " In the name of the people
1 order you to flay there: 1 will peiifh
or deliver up the affafiin to the fwovd of
the law." That good citiren is wound
ed, I move th<rt-the President read f
very day to the Coilxntion the bulle
tin of the wound of Geoffroy.
There
is but one of us but estpofes his life far
his country. I have fern the moment
when, but for a miracle, I could t'»l
have preserved mine, and I can fay tiiat
in that moment I felt how pleating it
is to have done one's duty, (applauded)
I defirt that my motion be put to the
vote. It was unaniinoufly adopted.
Sitting of the «6th May.
IWrej-e the organ of the
Public Safety and of General Sci 'i;'
made thepromifedreport on the aiTai y
ticm attempted on the perfoir ot RobetpK \
the 21ft cf this month. The cunbin. >
tions of otrr enemies, said lie, are mvrf( *
and a ffaffi nation, 'I hey -have lai<4»' '■■'»'■ '
new Corday. Her name is Ainif'• ?
Regnaull, aged 20 years, su :n* «''<••-
royalist. She presented herfctt at the he"ie
of Kohcfpierre, she was told that he
not at home. She declared that under the
former government when any one
on the king, admittance was immediate!"'
obtained. On this answer the citizens Pi
dier and Boulanger asked her if she wifhra
to have a,Kiug ? She replied thatflie would

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