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I now dismiss the subject, well assured that there is not a man capable of putting two ideas together, who is not well convinced, that the Notes of Citizen Adet, and even the plundering decree that they announce, were intended chiefly, if not solely,

city of Philadelphia, merchants, trading under the firm of Blair M-Clenachan and P. Moore, and from Blair M.Clenachan, in his separate capacity-to which, by the laws of the land, all the joint, as well as the separate property of the said gentlemen, is and ought to be liable. And whereas, it is clearly and satisfactorily ascertained, that Mr. Blair M-Clenachan, one of the said firm, has conveyed away to Mr. John H. Huston, his son in law-to his daughter Miss M-Clenachan-and to his son George M'Clenachan, several large and very valuable real estates, as well as considerable personal property in the city of and county of Philadelphia, in the county of Lancaster, in the county of New-Castle on Delaware, and elsewhere, with a view, as it is apprehended, to defeat the creditors in the recovery of their just debts. This is therefore to forewarn all persons, whomsoever, against the purchase, from the said parties, or either of them, of any portion of the said real or personal property, as the most rigorous measures will, without delay be taken, to render the same liable to the just demands of the creditors. By order of the Creditors,



Philadelphia, December 19, 1796.

There's a fine Congress-man for you!—This was the man who, in the presence of his many-headed sovereign, in town meeting assembled, proposed to kick the British. Treaty to bell; and it was for this patriotic motion, I presume, that his gracious liege chose him for a representative. Discreet choice! im'maculate delegate! infallible sovereign! If there's a damn'd rotten rascally borough in the universe, that ever made such a choice as this, I'll be bound to cut my throat, and suffer the sans-culotte sovereign of the county of Philadelphia, the hob snob sniggar-snee-ers of Germantown, to kick me about in my blood, till my corpse is as ugly and filthy and disgusting as their liviog carcasses are. А аз


to frighten the people of these States into a choice agreeable to ihe tyrants of France. From the intended effects of this nefarious, this detestable

project, we have been preserved, not by the counter endeavours of the friends to government, for these were at once tardy and ill conducied; not by the influence of the public prints, for three-fourths of them aided the cause of the treacherous foe; not by that pretended light which we have acquired in these illuminating days, for in all those places where men are most conversant in what is calied politics, there the French have received the greatest support; but by that plain good sense, the natural effect of experience operating on a sound mind. It is this quality, in a people far preferable to all the brilliancy of wit and talents, that has saved America in so many perils, in spite of all the vile and subtle arts of enemies foreign and domestic, and even in spite of national passions and prejudices.

THE FESTIVAL OF FOOLS. « On Thursday, the 6th of February, at O'El« ler's Hotel, thé Anniversary of Alliance between “ the American and French Republics (that is to

say French Monarchy] was commemorated by as “ respectable an association of citizens as was, per" haps, ever convened, on a similar occasion (well

put in).---The company consisted of a large num“ ber of members of the Federal and State Legi“ slatures, of citizens of acknowledged patriotisni, “ and foreigners of distinction, among whom was Dr. Priestley, [and Citizen Adet.] Chief Jus“ tice MʼKean, and Mr. Langdon (Old Johnny “ Langdon) presided. The enthusiasim, convi“« vial gaiety, and elevation of patriotismn, inspired


" by the celebration of an æra interesting in the
“ annals of liberty, shed through the whole compa .
"ny a glow of light, which every one felt and ex-
“ pressed with ardour. The repast was enjoyed
“ with moderation (bless us !), and without even an

approach to intemperance.

Now, hang me, Mr. Newsmonger, if I believe this last assertion; for though I am none of the most incredulous; though I know the magic, and more than magic, power of liberty ; though I might even raise my mind to the conception of nonsense, and really believe that this enchantress did shed a glow, and a glow of light too, and that that light was felt; though it is possible that I might be elevated or stupid enough to believe all this, or rascal enough to pretend to believe it, yet I never can or will believe that there was no “ approach to intemperance" at this civic festival; unless want of cash prevented it. When I enter on the pious office of GazetteMan, I will observe a stricter adherence to truth.

But, to proceed; “ After dinner the following TOASTS were drank;” that is to say, in English, drunk.-But why do I attempt to criticise ? We all know, that, in literature, a Newsmonger ranks next after a dray-horse.

Now to the Toasts that were drank, and that I · have kept too long from the thirsty reader.

1. THE DAY—may it ever be a festival to free. men; and the alliance which it gave birth to, be regarded, as a key stone in the arch of liberty-Music, Yunkce doodle.

2. The People knowledge to discern their rights and spirit and firmness to assert them.--Réveil du Peuple.

3. The United States--may they ever be an asylum for the oppressed, and become a terror to oppressors. ла4


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As they are now to the vile, infamous Gallic oppressors of our commerce, I suppose ?

4 The Republic of France-may she be as distinguished in peace, as she is formidable in war-that her happiness may allure other nations into an imitation of her example

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5. The Batavian Republic-may her experience instruct other nations to shun a tyrant's grasp, for a freeman's einbrace.—La Carmagnole.

Ecellent irony !

6. The Revolutionary Army of the United States--nay the fruits of their labours be no longer enjoyed by the enemies of American Independence-Lexington march.

That is to say ; " rise, sans-culottes, and seize on the property of the rich !"

7. The memory of those heroes, who fell in defence of American Liberty-may the inscription upon their tombs, call a tear from gratitude, and a blush from apostacy.-

:-Solemn music.

8. The philosophers and patriots, who planned and conducted the American Revolution—may the splendour of their actions and the dignity of their measureș, teach governments, that honesty is the best policy.

9. The Constitution of the United States—may it prove an effectual, and not a nominal check on the designs of am, bition.

We understand all this perfectly well. The charge of apostacy, the hint at diskonesty, and the check on the designs oy ambition, are taken from Paine's most impudent and infamous letter to General Washington. Would that their beer had been drugged with something that would for ever, aye for ever, have silenced their factious tongues !

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10. The Common-wealth of Pennsylvania, may she be as distinguished in the cause of republicanismn, as she has been conspicuous in that of humanity.

“Poor Pennsylvania keeps no gallows !" says a modern poem, in which gallows, with singular elegance and harmoy, rhyines to Dallas. Poor infortunate state ! Look at the men who extol thy humanity, and then blush at it.

11. The Freedom of the Press, inay this palladium of our rights ever remain uninfluenced by power, unbiassed by party, and unseduced by corruption.

This last toast might have been spared in tenderness to the feelings of Citizen Adet, and Mr. Bache.

12. The memory of Franklin and Rittenhouse-may tleir example instruct the philosopher and the statesman, that tije glory consists in doing good to mankind. Solemn misic.

That deism is philosophy no one will deny, and threfore I cannot dispute the claim here preferred to he title; but what good did Rittenhouse do to makind ? Dr. Rush, indeed, says, that he did a gret deal, and particularly to his own country; but, with all due submission to the hyperbolical bomast of Dr. Rush, and his eulogium on the politics of Mr. Rittenhouse, I never heard of any goodto mankind, and particularly America, that he did, xcpt determining the boundaries of some of

“ which he did with great precision, and wich I could have done as well as he, had I receivd the same pay for it. One singular service, indeedhe rendered his country, and that gratis too: he voluteered as president of that seditious club, the Democratic Society of Philadelphia, and he himself gned the inflammatory resolves against the excise la'

, which encouraged the malcontents to rise in op rebellion, for the quelling of which,


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