Fjr sis-GAZETTE of the Ut it ed tatks.'
Our .Envoys to France.
' H YT arch-politician and sapient news
, mang-r Du&rte, has favoured the public with
Jits remarks, c imments and illuft rattans tip
on the intelligence from France refpett ng
the rupture of negjociations between our
-Envoys and the Fr tch government. So
long as this man confines his refrarch
es v to domettic occurrences, his falfhoods
and misrepresentations are unworthy a feri
■ous refutation ; but when he undertakes to
palm upon his readers his crude conje&ures
of the truth or falfehood of foreign intelli
gence, it is only necessary,' in order to cor
rect the errors, his statements create,
to lay before the public, the evidence on
which t! at intelligence rests.
It appears then, that a gentleman, wlio
came as a passenger in the Brig Amazon,
armed at New York, from St Sebastians,
ftatcs as a faft that four days previous to his
departure from St. Sebastians, be received
two letters from Bordeaux, dated the ift
of July, which mentioned the receipt, at
Bordeaux, offcvcral letters from Paris to
the following purport -
That a suspension of the negotiation be
tween our cammifiioners and those of France
had aftually taken place in consequence of
the French refuting to imdemnify us for the
veffcls captured, unless we would agree to
renew the treaty of 1778, or make one fi
Now this is the evidence, upon which
Duane fays, two of the New York papers,
" in order to take the edge from the recent
" advices from Europe, have affcrted that
" the negotiations between our ministers
" and those of France are suspended icc.''
It is trtie, that thie intelligence is not di
rest and official from our envoys, thcmfelves,
but it is worthy of very considerable credit,
for the very reason, which Duane gives for
disbelieving it, viz. because the French
government has refufed to nuke restitution
for the illegal captures of our merchant tef
fela, utilefs our envoys would consent to a
renewal of the Treaty of 1778 —Every bo
dy knows how extremely favorable to
France and oppreflive ta America, was
that treaty of 1778, made by old Frank
lin, and nothing could be more likely than
that the French commiflianers (hould in their
generous way of doing t'nefe things, infill
upon the unqualified renewal of that fatal
treaty, as tke fine qua non, of making re
stitution for our unlawful captured vessels (
and nothing could be more likely than that
the American envoys were intlru&ed, to
consent or agree to no such difj>raecfu) con
dition. Here the parties were fairly and
naturally at ifTue, and here they broke off
f- Ob, but fays citizen Duane—" 'Upon the
face of these aflertions, they carry contra
diction with them." Why ? Mark his
reaton, " which was not given upon com
pulsion," but spontaneously and with free,
will—-For, fays he, " if any difpate or dif
ference could arise, it would not be in so
general a way, as an obje&ion to pay for
property illegally taken." Now, in a ge.
neral way, lam apt to think, " a difference
or dispute" would more readily " arise" in
a French negociation, from an objettion on
their part to pay for property " illegally ta
ken," than from any other cause, general o ; -
special ; for we know, as was lately slated
in your Gazette, Mr. Editor, that although
the French have a flrong hankering after
•ther people's prop-rty, and have often been
known to take,it by violence, yet in a ge
neralwwasy f they "forget to pay."
I mult contefs, Mr. Editor, that this
objection of citizen Duane, does not invali
date, in my mind, the probability, that the
report of the negociation being broken off,
is true. I am one of those who never
thought or believed that the F.rtnch govern
ment would pay or make restitution for the
property they have flolen from our coun
trymen; I did think they might proniife
our Envoys, mod faithfully, that tViey would
do it ; and then fend tliem home as full of
promife-s and profeflions as their pockets
could hold, but without a seu in their
purses. Such would be the style of French
negcciation, in a general ivay.
Duane, unbluthingly asserts that he is
pofleffed of a copy of'the Decree of the
French Consuls, which g-;s to place Ame
rica on the fame footing with regard to
France, as (he was by the treaty of 1778.
I undertake to Cay, that he is poffrfled of 110
such Decree, which (to use his own plirafe
•ologyl goes to ettabtifh this relation—The
Decree to which he refers under this cha
•tafter, i» ohc p;tfled shortly after the coin
imencenient of Consul King Buonaparte's
♦eign, and relatt-S generally to neutral com
merce, reviving the marine ordonnances of
'France relative thereto, which were firftcre
idted by the Frerteh monarchy in 1778,
~fo that Citifcen Dnartf, with al! his sharp
lighted sagacity, will not be able to convert
■this ardonnance into a revival of the ancient
relations between France and America, not
even bythe help of a falfehood into the
bargain—Our velTels are (till taken by
French.privsteers, and condemned by French
Coi'rts, and this is what he calls a decree
that gofs to eft.iblifh ancient relations.
Even were the faft as he states it to be, the
only atifwer I would be disposed to make,
would be,*a pbgue of your relations—l-will
rone of it.
ur onrl nnr farmpra anrl ntir
Our merchants and our farmers and our
rrtechanics ought to know tjie fadt, that the
jacobins democratic-republicans have done
und are still d*jing, by their cmiiTanes at Pa
vis, every thitie in their power to prevent an
honorable And fatisfaclery ndjuflment of wur
differences with France, iti order that they
*nay throw the odium upon the present Ex -
•cutive, and in order to reserve to the " man
of the ipeopl",? whom ..they Intend if they
lan t > briiip; in as" the next President, *!ie
honor of a Itrift alliance and a spee
dy with the French Republic. This
faft is notorious and Citizen Duanr confcfles
it in his concluding* fentmce of lemstrl.s
the F.nvoy intelligence, where he f vs- « that
any attempts by the intrigues of Britain or
their adherents to produce a rupture, would
only confirm tie people, more generally than
they even now are, tint it would he inriif
penfi'olv neceiiary to place Mr. Jeff ifoil in
the chair, because his desire for an univer
sal peace, is well In.iwn.
1 his it the eternal and unvarying cant
of Mr. Jeffcrfon's adherents.—.He is the
man of the 'people—He i= the friend of uni
verlal peace—H- loves France—And the
climax of his m rit is—That he detefti Great
■Brit .in—Now, tb»t universal peace is the
objeft ps Mr. Jeffcrfon and hU party,
any more than it is the objeft ot' Mr
Adam? and the Federal party, is what I deny
—and the fending of the Envoys te France
is " a confirmation flrong,;' that peace with
France was the objeel of the Federji Go
vernment, but it could be made by our
Envoys because Mr. Jefferlons party had
written to the French Commissioners, that
if they made a treaty with the Miniflers,
lent by Mr. Adams, it would prevent Mr.
Jefferfon —The friend of France, fror i, be
ing eledled President, and that by delaying
the treaty until the e'eilion was over and
the result known—)f Mr. Jefferfon got in,
he would make peace and a close alliance
with them at once, without demanding any
reltitntion for Vaptured property. This is
the way the Democrats work—this is their
patriotism and by such srts and intrigues do
they attempt to serve the cause of their
matter the great hitlorian of the huge
For the Gazette of the United States.
ADVENTURES IN TOWN,
[To the tune of—'* Go patter to Lubbere and Svfais,
MY poor widow'd mather laid one day so meek
i You know by falfe friends, O the pity !
Our law fuir is loft ! then thy fortune go seek
With coufintand friends in the city ;
Here's Sukey the poor Orphan child of Friend
Who once kept thy father from flarving—
; When our friend* make thy fortune, take her
by the hand'
' For a wife ; for fhe'sgood and deserving.
B>it mind thee in heart this one maxim my Jack
Which pray often read in this book,
Make honor thy guide, or dfeneVsr come
To thy poor widow'd mother, and Suke, (
, So I kifs'd Suke and Mather, and greatly con
Off I set with my poor mother's blefiing
I With our Jacobin Cousin the wine feller learn'd
About mixing, and brewing, irA prejfing;
But the floe juice and rats-bane and ail those
Were fo»n in my stomach a riGng.
Why dang it, cried I, would you kill the poor
I thought you fold Wine, and not poison.
Your place, cousin Demo, won't do, for you lack
- To make such broth another guess cook,
Besides without honor, I cann»t go back
To my poor widow'd mother, atid&uke>
To z levelling Doctor I next went my ways—
He taught me the mystery quickly,
Of those, that were dyine to shorten the days
And those in good health to make sickly.
Him I left for an author who floleall hit thoughtr
A Jacobin Bookfellerfold them,
My old Demo aunt found in tnnoctnce faults.
And made rirtue bfufh as Ihe told 'em.
With a profpeft all round me so dismal and
Scarce knowing on which fide to look
I just femed my Honor and gladly came back
To my poor widow'd mother and Suke.
I found them as pure as the rose buds in June,
The law suit reversed, banifh'd sorrow ;
Dear mother said I my Honor'/ n>y own
" Thank God ! and wed Sukey to-morrow.
And how of our cousins !" —They're Jacobin*
Where »ice rides with folly bthind her.
Not that I would fay, there's no Honor in town*
I only fay thej could n't find her.
For Honor to llarve, I was in the right track,
By Demo's and Deifls o'ertsok ;
Thank Ood, from such Jacobins poor I've came
To my good Angel Mother, and Suke.
Frpm a London paper.
Shaiv vs. Lav/ton.
This was an aftion brought by the plain
tiff against the Defendant for criminal con
versation with his wife. The plaintiff was
a Cooper, and being drawn tc serve i'b the
Miadlefcx militia, he was obliged to leave
his wife in town to attend the regiment;
He was absent from htr for more than a
year, and upon his return he found her with
child* Upon ii quiry, he learned that the
defendant was the father. Only one Wrt
nefs was called on the part »f the prose
cution, from whose evidence it was clear
th..t the woman lived in an open state of
proftituiion during the abfepce of her hus
band, and that th;re were very strong
grounds of suspicion that the husband was
privy and consenting to his wife's infamy.
Lord Eldon said that this cafe might be
decided in the words of Lord Mansfield, who
on a cafe which wa9 tried befofe him, otfer
ved, th;it if a woman lives in a state of
prpftitution with the privity of her husband,
an A&ion cannot be against any man whp
is thus drawn iato connexion with her. If
the hufoand is not privy to the proflitiition,
an adion may lie, and the prostitution is
evident ; if the Jmy should think that the
husband was not pri y to it, it can however
only go to leflen the damages. If they
(hould think th the was privy to it, Adtion
cannot lie—Vcrdift forthe defendant.
' The Plaintiff is a sword cutler, near Cha
rin Crrvfs, and he brought this aftian against
the Defendant, au officer 'in the army, for
the price of a sword which the Defendant
bought in hie shop. It was proved in evi
dence that the Defendant came into the
Plaintiff's (hop and with an intention »f buy
ing a sword. He fixed upon one, which the
Plaintiff informed him was made for the
prince of Wales .but offered' it to him for 28
guineas. The Defendant agreed to take it
at this price, and iaid he would give his
Note of Hand for the money. The sword
was sent home to tile Defendant's lodgings,
and afterwards returned by hitt) to get some
alterations made in it?'but he refufed, af
ter thefer alterations were made, to take the
sword, or to give his Note of Hand for
the twenty-eight guineas, alledging that it
was not a good sword, or fit for service.
Several sword cutlers stated that the sword
was a good one, Sod fit for service, and
worth the price.
On the part of the Defendant, a Major
Flower swore, that the sword was not a j
good one ; the tank, or part next the han- |
die, being made of Britifb iron, and being'
ill joined to the other part.
Lord Eldon said, that as the sword was
not alledged to be altered from what it was
when the Defendant agreed to pay 28 guin
eas for it in Plaintiff's (hop, he thought
he was liable for this fr.m, and more espe
cially as the evidence of the sword cutlers
proved the sword to he fit for service.
" Quiimulta gracilis teprue in rosa ?" &c, &c-
WHAT gentle youth, in flow'rs and fragrance
Now ctafps thee, PruiA, in hit glowing arms?
With touch of am'rous fire unzones thy br*a>l.
And riots, lisati'd, o'er it* heaving charms ?
For whom is''udy'dnow that Cmple grace
Which pla : .ts thy role in many a careless foH ?
For whom, with blushing radiance lights thy fact,
And float those wavy curls ef threaded gold ?
Alas, for him ! too foft confiding youth,
Who trufU the tranficnt summer ofthyfmile,
Receivri thy aafy vowsfr teds of truth,
Nor dreams how foully fair is women's guile'
Infatuite Dupe ! too tton, yet. ah! to oljtr
Thee perjur'd, and, himlelf un.:one, he'll find ;
Then with availlef< curfcsbrarid his /ate,
Upbraid the woild, and call the Gods unkind !
77' it heart aßoic (hieiu of caution saves,
And letn n-.e Tievi,"tr«hirm'd, thy Circe-form ;
So Ocean's foft, clear ffonl, and fun-lit waves—
The Calm fnviioß—but then I dread the
Sto*m ! v j
Gazette Marine Lift,
port of Philadelphia.
Schr. Virginia, Vfatfon, Richmond 9
[Tobacps & Flour," to captaim
Nt arrivals at the fart.
Came up from the To t.
Schr. Phoebe, Stevers Prize-piaster, prize
te the Ganges—Negroes
..Eliza, Boulti, Norfolk, ballad, to C.
Sloop Vermont, Turner, Surrinam
A fliip, apparently in ballad, came too at
the Part.this morning.
The above (hip is the Divorfi?, from N.
Schr. Betfcy Loyd, , from St. Ja
go de Cuba to this pert, is captured and
ftnt to Jamaica.
Ship Rose, Jones, for Liverpool, went to
sea 011 the 13th inftaut, \yith a fine breeze
at North- Weft.
Schooner Rover, Thotripfon, from Rives
La, Plata, was spoken the i6th inft. 44 days
out, bound to Philadelphia.
Ship George Walhington, 19 cays from
Philadelphia for New-Orleans, was spoken
with off the Havanna. A British frigate
then in c}iact>of her. -
Sloop Betsey, Norton, failed from New-
Bedl'ori for this port the*9!h of August.
Arrived at Annapolis, M. the (hip Har
ript, from Liverpool.
Left there the so lowing viffe t for Baltimore.
Ship Union, Porter, to fail iii about 6
NEW-BEDFORD, Aug. 9.
Sloop Union, Swtt, fj-»m a Southern
whale crtiife, 60 or 70 lb!s. oil. ,
Aug. 1 a,, sloop Seaflowfr, Chvrch, New-
■ ■. Ij, fchooner^uf»n, v r. Clark, New
Sailed August 9, sloop fame, Shearman,
New York ; Dolphin, Alien, Newport—
-84, sloop Drufilla, Cralidon, New York ;
Nancy, Delano, Hudson River.
Capt. Wootlberry, arrived at Beverly from
Grand Bank, on tlie 16th of July, in lat. 43,
27, long. 56, 43, spoke brie Union, Billing
ton, from New York to Belfaft; July 19,
lat. 42, long. 59, spoke schooner Sally,
Knowles, from Gloucester to Liflbon.
NEW YORK, August 20.
' ARRIVED, days
Ship Hetty, Ncill* Cerunna 56
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS,
SITTINGS JTTRR thUM IKM TDDIESEX,
Verdidt foe the Plantjff a® guineas.
From the Fijtb if»ok qf Horace.
Francis & Mary, Spence, in 6 days.
Gearge Wafliiiigton and B-ckey, un-
Lovifa in 8 days. j
SALEM, August i£.
ohip Franklin, Buardman, N. Bedford 2
. Sarah, Moore, Kingston 18
Adventure, Bell, ' do. i 3
Macpherfon, Frith, Martinique 18
Swift, . do. 18
Ship Mary, Goodrich, Batavia
Brig Nymph, Cable, Curracoa
The brig Ann, Richards, from Savanna
to Martinique, is taken and carried into
Guadaloupe. The brig Lord Duncan has
arrived at Martinique fro«i Bolton. The
ship Elfr.eliege Judith,-Abbot, has arrived
at St. Croix, from this port.
YeSerday arrived here the fchr. Jack,
Winus, of Liverpool from St. Kitts. Cap
tain W. informs, that the brig Nancy, S.
G. Cox, of this port has arrived at St.
•Also. the schooner Severn, Outerbridge,
in eighteen days from Martiuique : She
failed under convoy of the United States
Hoop of war Baltimore, in co. w'th upwards
of one hundred fail of American veff«ls.
The English fleet failed at the fame time.
There were in the fleet, a French privateer
schooner of fourteen guns, which had been
captured by the United States schooner
Enterprise, after an a£tion of fifty minutes.
A schooner with Danish colours, and a
French ketch, prizep to the Co'nnedticut.
Parted from the fleet the id, in la:, 65.
Arrived ot the quarantine place yesterday
the ship Sarah from Jamaica ; the schooner
M'Pherfon, from Bermuda, and federal
others, supposed to be part of the above
Arrived, fh'p Hetty, Neil, 36 days from
Left there ship Amazon, which had been
taken and carried in there by a French pri
vateer of sixteen guns ; she was bound from
Boftoa to Cadiz, and schooner freedom of
Cape Ann, arrived there fafe
July 26, fpbkc ship Mary Ann,
ins from Boston, out sixteen days for Lon
Augufl 17, spoke. brig Amelia, Vail,
thirteen days from Havannah, for Newport.
£ ame day. arrived, Ceres, Peters, twen
ty days from "New Orleans* Left there,
fchr. Mifiifiippi, of Baltimore, for Jamai
ca, laden wiih flour.
Schr. Volunteer, of Baltimore for New
York and brig Francis Nixon, of and for
ALEXANDRIA, August 16.
The a'med fchr. Neptune, Coleman,
Falmouth, 17th of June.
July 17th spoke (hip Canton, of Phila
delphia, to Bengali—all.well )?t* 38, 44, N.
long. 55, W.
Spoke, iot!v infi, a Hamburg ship bouud.
to Baltimore, about 30 leaguet east ward of
Capt. Guthrie, of the fcb'r. Welcome
Return, from this port, araived at Liver
pool on ihe-Mth June.
CHARLESTON, August 2.
Arrived at the Fort on Monday lad, the
Spanish brig Dos Amigos, a prize to.the
Britifli (hip of war Thunderer; capt. Temple
Hard). The said trig Wis bound.'to Jama
ica, and has been beating at .sea ,these nine
weeks paft-. At one rime they were within
a mile of going rouhd Cape Maize, but were
driven to leeward by the current, and obli
ged to run for this port, in great distress for
provisions apd water, and very leaky. On
Sunday the 27th of July, fell in with the
Mayflpwer of Providence, a Spanish fclfoo
ner, who supplied them with a little bread,
taflao, rice and a keg of water. On Satur
day the 2d instant, spoke the sloop Martha,
Francis Cozens, matter, from this port for
the Havanna, in lat. 29. 21. long, 78, ,16,
all well. Capt. Cozens supplied them with
beef, bread, and a barrel of water.
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are req-:eftcd to attend a special meeting at the
Circus, THIS EVEN IMG at 8 o'clock.
By order of the Prefidcnt.
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A. Young Man,
PERFECTLY versed in Merca/itile accounts,
and brought up in one of the firfl cosnting
haufes in this »ity, wilhes employment at Clerk.
He is at present absent from Philadelphia, but a
line left at the Office of the Gaaette of the Uni
ted States he will receive, and it fljall be inime
d'ately attended to. Salary a fecondaty ohjedl—
Employment his metive.
august »l dtf
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At No. 143, Chefnut 11.
august si ' eod 6t
A white young Pointer Dog,
WITH liver coloured spots, tall and very
thin—named Msmus. Any pcrfon giving
information where he may be found, at No. 116
Chefnut street, will be liberally rewarded.
Laws of the United States.
Sixth Cungrefs of the United States
At the Fiift Session, begun and held
at the City of Philadelphia, ih the
State x>f Pennsylvania, on Mon
day, the second of December,
one thousand seven hundred
and ninety} nine.
To cjitboiisic certain expenditures, and
to make certain appropriations /or tie
year one thousand eight hundred. ,
Sec. i * T) E it enacted by the Sc ale and
JL> H.use of Representatives of tie
Lnited States of America, in Congress,
Assembled, That the Secretary of the Se
nate, and the Cletk of the House of R**pre
fentatives, refpefttvrly, ftvall have allawed
to them, in the settlement of their accounts
with the Treasury Department, the expen
ccs by them refpeftiveiy incurred, pursuant
to the direflions of th'e joitit committee cf
the two Houses, in the various measures
adopted by the fnid committee for doing
honor to the memory of George W a filing'-
ton, late Prtfidetit of the United States }
and that a sum not exceeding three thou->
sand two hundred dollars (hall be ZW']
is appropriated for defraying th'e Paid ex
"l v And be it further enact' T'.iit
the Prefidsnt of the United S»' ate , bc ,
and hereby >s authorized " dnd enipowwd to
c'aufe to be g!'.*n, uuring the present year
to the nation ot Indians, such pre
fects not exceeding the value of two thou
sand dolla'rs, as he dial! judge rroft suitable ;
and that the sum cf two thousand dollars
(hall be and hereby is appropriated for that
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That
the President of the United States ftiall be,
and hereby is authorized and empowered t»
cause to be expended a sum not exceeding
five thousand dollars, for the reimbursement
ot (uch reofonable advances of money as
have heretofore been, or before the firft day
of September next may be made by consuls
of the United States, in making and suppor
ting the claims of American citizens for
captured property, before the tribunals of
foreign courtries ; and that thejfum of five
thousand dollars shall be and hereby is ap
propriated for that purpose.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That
the sum oi forty-four thousand dollars (hall
be, and hereby is appropriated for defraying
the expense th t has been, or during the pre»
lent v£ar may be incurred by the payment
of colts, iii prize causes; before the coutt of
ad.miralty and toort of appeals in England. ~
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That
for defraying the expense incident to the
vilits of Jndians to the feat of government,
the fur,) of (even five hundred dol
lars shall be and hereby is appropriated.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That
for defraying, during the present year, the
additional compensations granted in the pre
sent session to the Secretary ps the Senate,
and Clerk of the House of Tteprelentatives,
and to the clerks in their refpeftive offices,
the sum of one thousand five hundred dol
lars (hall be and hereby is appropriated.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That
for defraying the expenses incident, during
the prefc.it year, to the eftablilhment of the
general (lamp-office, including-the salary of
the (uperintendant of stamps, clerk hire, of
fice rent, and all contingent expenses, the
sum of four thousand dollars fliall be an 4
hereby is appropriated. *
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That
for defraying, during the prsfent year, the
expense incident to the eftablifhirent of the
government of the Indiana Territory, inclu
ding thf salary of the governor, judges, knd
Secretary, and *ll contingent expense*. the
sum of fowr thousand dollars (hill be and
hereby is appropriiteJ.
Sec. 9. And be itfirtber enacted, That
for defraying the expense incident to the ex
ploring of copper mines 011 Lake Superior,
the sum of one thousand five hundred dol
■ lars fliall be and hereby is appropriated.
'•Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That
there be appropriated for the present year,"
the sum cf one hundred thousand dollars, to
be applied to the fortification of the ports
and harbours of the United States, in aid.
of the fume heretofore appropriated for that
purpofeand remaining unexpended.
Sic. 11. And be it further enacted, That
the afortfaid appropriations fliall be paid out
of,any money in the Treasury of the United
States nototherwife appropriated.
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Vice-President of the United States, and
President of the Senate.
Approved, Majr i <, A. D. 1800.
President of the United States.
OF abilities, integrity and experience in
mercantile bofinef", would willingly en.
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pounds in real estate in the city. Please to ap
ply to the Printer ; or a line left at the offiae
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