K .;,M " a-> ** P rn ! ,ofr!J **
’ . ~s fidlMol the thtrd
I .hi. «*•*.!
r-V,r .... ne.f'H i ' ‘
■ t>,:i . r o iy cm dgtnent#
■ nw? r «. h * y r i .hereto fh II be
V r annexed .herao, in
' f ar i M rth-r br.nche* of
oV."J thereupon U c^n
h . J „ nDO nted. confid ug 0
-'V. Watk-tt*. S*» dfr " " nd Wood
% ivtJ, >H« J;\' 3 rr,e 7v. 1
iv . ? nn * ( ,f he connmidinners ,
of ilic'aca>i« m t >n JefTei fo f cjuiity, in
, „ n, of JoHop J*« Pt'wel, re-,
V ' ~1 • anti that John Fo-c be ippotm
,j V£ „jue for the town ot Lou.f
-"l be ordtr of the i?ay being called fof.
,i t hottfe prnce tied to take un ,e ,
o..fi Nation the report" or
0, petition., and on the P t.t.on o
1. Kdlr. N* 7. P7‘"S
orfervee. t.alpT n the count? of
Walhnr-on.f.cm the *0 h of beptem
btr 1787, M.l 1 he iSh of June 1718
Your committee " rc opinion, 1
that the prayer of the petitioner be j
granted, and that the fun. of two bun-1
dred dollars be prov de I for him id the ,
appropriation law in fu 1 for h.B fervees I
ufpy for the years 1757 and 1-788 ;|
ir.d the fame was agteed to by the
boufe. . |
The report o f »be committee on the |
petition of J >f n Gr nahie f'C rg trtkm
L ,p and re d, was poflpnned until the
mre'ing of the next leglflature.
On nv t on by Mr, Abraham Jones
Resolved unanimoujlyt that the boufe
jjtfnd the inretm nt of James M
Simmons, efq their late clerk deceafed,
t morrow at 1 t o’cock mi tlie rnoinmg.
and that Jl/.flVs. J Scott, Cobbs and
Whi akerbea ccm-rd ice .0 fuprrntend
the direft 0,1 >b r of, and that the (hid
comm (Ue do inform his Excellency,
the Gov.rnor, the IMfiier.t, and rrem
bers of the fenate ihcicof, and nqrelt
their atiendan e.
'The report r f 'be committee on the
petition of James Gray being read, was
On the petition of Jcffe Saunders
No, 32, praying piyment for fur
veying five thoufand acres of land for
the ufe of the bate, in behalf of the
academy of the county of Walhmgton.
'J he commitee are of opfnton tfie
cla ;m of this petition r is juft, an i
recommend, that the boaid of iruftecs
of the utnVifity of Georgia, be d reded
to fett e for t 1 * e fame, which report was
taken up and agreed to by the boufe.
I he order of the day being poftponed,
7!/r . Waker from the commi ee
appelated to examine the enrolled bills,
reported that they bad examined. •* an I
ad explanatory of that pan of the!
charter of the umv Hi y of Georgia,
rcla ivc to the board of v (iters, and to
empower the fenatus academ'cus to !
decide on a proper p i ace f or ,h e f ta » of
that inhitut on.” and f und the fame
l‘ my euro cd, and there upon the fpeaker
figned the Erne.
Mr. Sanders from the committee
appointed, reported a bill to be ent tied,
an aft propohng an al erarion of the
4th fedion of be third art'e'e of the
conltifutipn of this (U'e, fo that no
perlon excrcifing judical powers, hav ng
any erno.um n « or compenfation annex'
c t e.eto, fha.l b_* eligible to a fe;;t in
Clt J, '‘ ranc:i () f tfie leg'dat-ure,” which
was received a 11 d being read, was ordered
to lie on ihe table.
Tue boufe then adjourned Mil Mon
da y m fDirtr, half pnll 9 oVock.
Monday , February 4,.
1 houle met purluant to adjourn
OnmwknbyMr. S mnns.
e ' o!ve [ > 'bat the boufe w! I now
ptoceclin he chore of a clerk, in the
’ IT * Jmrti s M. Simmons, efq. dc eaf j
' re,) ?° n the boufe proceeded to
a c “° c * "t a cleik, ai-d the ballots
e l1 -' ' l n an| l uumne.i, it appeared
c , U ,V I:ed was duly elected
deso ic.l t chat this boufe inform tbc
:-ai they have applied Hines'
i Holt, e'q the*r e’erk, In the ronm of
Jim a M Simm ■»:>«, e q deceafed.
\ nicfTige from h*o Etc ilency fhe
Governor, was read, and ordered ro he,
on the [
A b li from the fenate lobe entitled;
“ an a£f to g ve concurrent j itifdii^ion
to the fupenor courts of ibis date, with
the h fjr.or courts thereof in ccr'a n
ctfes, n war, read a third time, and paffed
with ?.n amendment.,
A bi’i f cm the f-nate, to be entitled
“ an att 10 mai umit and eiempt from
' certain penalties, Sylvia , and her fon
D ivid,** was read a third time and |
A bi'l frnrn fire fenate to be entitled, |
“ an ael tor improving the navigation i
of favdouah river, from the town of
Peters urg, to ilie city of Au una,”
wtr.r r.ai a third time, and pa ied with
an amendment ; and the yeas and navs
bemg q lire are as fo low Ayes 36
An engri (Ted bill to be entitled
“ an a£V, to regu'ate the general elefti
cos in this fttte, and to appoint the
j time of the meeting of the general
jafrembly 1 n was read the third time, and
puffed under the title aforefaid.
j A bill fn m the fenate, to b* entitled
j “ an adt to emend an aft, entitled an
aft to tevile and amend the judiciaiy
j fydem of this Hate,” was read a fecood
hnnre and ordtied to be committed to
A meffage from his Excellency the
G. vernor, by his fi j cretary Mr. Johnfon.
Mr. fp erker—A ci neurred rcfolntion
0:1 the report of ihe committee appointed
to examine and report the fituation cf
the puu'ic goods, not having met with
the approbation of the Governor, be
f as direfted me to return it to this houb,
be ug 11 e b anch of the general affemb y
in which it originated, together with bis
reafons therefor, which was ordered to
lie on the tablf t
The 1 oufe proceeded to trke under
cor fideration the rmffjgc of hs Excel
lency the Governor, rtfpeftiug the de
crees in the federal circu t court, for the
d drift of Georgia, regarding lands con- ’
fifcated and fold by this date, which
ceing read, the boufe tame to the fol-j
low ng lefolution.
Resolved , that the communion'! m cf
his Excellency the Governor be referred
to a fpecial committee, and that Mcfl s
Hammond, Bryan, Wood, jackfon and
Bioinis be a committee to join any com
mittee that may be appo nted by ihe
fenate to' report thereon.
The meffage from bis Excellency the
Governor upon the joint refolution ot
the legidature, refpcctmg Indian goods
purchafed for the Cohra nc treac?, coir
! taining bis defeent to ihe refolution, w?s
1 iak n up and being read, was ordered
to lie on the table.
On motion by Mr- Walker.
Resolved , that William J- Hobby,
efq. be and he is hereby appointed one
of »he trudecß of ihe Richmond acade
my, in the room of Aoram Jones, efq.
Mr. Walker from the con m ttee of
enrolment, reported “ an aft to icpeal
an aft entitled an aft for i fl (filing penal
ties cn certain p.rfons therein named, ”
to far as rcfpefta the Danifhnacnt ot John
, Alio, “ an aft incorporiling the ‘
il/cdway and Newport Eioiary 00c cty,
as truly enrolled, and thereupon the
(pricer figuey the fame.
A bill to be entitled ** an aft to con
firna and make valid all ti Its to certain .
| lots fold by the commiffioners, in the |
! town of Louilvill£, ,, was tead a fecond |
lime and ordered to be cngrclTed.
j A mcflage from the fenate by their,
I fccretary Mr. Robcrtfon.
M r- fpecker—'The fenate have agreed
to the amendments of-the houie of rc«
j prefen atives on the bill to be entitled
an aft to g ve concurrent jut.f hftion
to ihe lupenur courts ot 1 h■ 0 (late, with
the inferior courts thereof in certain
I hey puffela bill to be entitled |
“ an aft to carry into effeft the Ath J
lection of the third article of the conh
ur.iou” aud u aoiind “ aa act entitled
an act fo carry Into effect the 6th feerroo
of he 4th article of the co.iflkutton,’'
touching the d■ llribuc»oti of inteftat/
JelGte?, iiiert the manner of granting
[letters of aijtniniltranon, letters tclt.i
imenary, anJ mirriage licences, aud to
prevent cn a U.
They have puffed a bill to be entitled
“ an act to edablilli rhe town of R ght»-
bo ojgh, in the county of Columbia,
aud to le u p e the inhabitants thereof in
their rights to certain land*appropriated
for their benefit. >f
They have appointed a committee on
• their part to j in any committee on the
I part of the houfe of repr icutafivea, to
•take into coofi leration the communica
Hon of his Excellency the Gov rti-r,
of th;fl da e, relative to certain decrees
of the federal court.
They hav' paffed a rcfolufion author
z ng the Governor to have two hundred
cop ea of the charter of the Univeifi y
print 'd tor the members of the Scnahis
LUBF.CK, OAobcr 25.
La Fayette live* now at Wi’tmnld,
fivuated * near P len, four mv:i.metres
from lien c. There he gi vrs himfelf eu
iirc y to fl c!y • an 1 although Ins health
is pie ty well recovered, he does not wnh
to emba»k ft r America f> l<n g as a n if
tin crtla ding fuolifts between the French
republic and the United S’atcs. Should hit
wife, who is now ai Paris, not be rcinlfei.cd ,
in his property at Auvrrge, he then wi 1
tf i iU of chufing Ivmfclf a fixed rcJidetcc.
La F.iy-ttc and Dumouricr ate but a few
mi its enhance 11 om e ch oi her ; no w : li
ft sailing which, there it n t Use ica.l coin
mui.ica.um between them.
NASSAU, January 15.
Adm r.il Vandeput it expected foon to
England. Hit furcello; in the command
t f the B itifh A nc icm fqnadron, u is
fuppofed, will be JL)rd Hugh Seymour.
Si; cconr laft, have been lent in hcic by
t! c Men n p ivatee., Grbfor—rhefehooner
Hctfct Tuttle, from CuarJefton for H ivau*
1 nr.ii, a d the fehooner Ketfcy, Hclder,
ifiotn Halt rn&ie for Surinam, b-Uh with
BOSTON, January 21.
j A le'tcr from a French officer in Egypt,
ftv.es, that 1 n palling the dcfarti, be ween j
Alexandria and KoTelia, • he foldiers v ere
|» overcome with beat, that in a freniy
thev threw away their flock of provilions
and water; that foon afterwards they weie
fei/.ej with hunger and thiift without the,
means of alley in ciihcr, “ and thus wc
beheld many of them t ying under the
p>cflu e of cafati.it e;, while their more
hearty comrades ob'.crvmg their fuftcrings,
blew out their brains, or threw them into
the Nile. Every , day’s march picfctued
fome fui h f cCtades as tlicfc. i he whole
army, du ing a march of fcventcen days,
never tufted bsead. They fublifted on
pulfe and poultry. The gen, was wor'c
< ff than the fulcher*. He has often had .0
fail from 18 to 2\ hours ; the private men
fi ft arrived at any viiiage, feiz-d upon
a!mbit every thing, and the general had no
other fare than the rearc of their intemps
iaiice This colony, if fccured, cannot be
founded with fuch I bi ers as ours. Th->
arc terri 1c in batt'e, but not calculated
lor diftant expedition, ns they are foon dil
pit iced,end aie, coni’, qnently covarcMy;
and they have bre 1 often lie erd to fay, as
our generals palled them, “ there go the
executioners oj the Trench J' and a thou fund
uti.cr things of the fame kin ’•
PORTSMOUTH, 'N H.) January 19.
Satu:djy night an attempt was made to j
f t fire to the continental armed Ihip
Ponfmou h, by ferns j erfons belonging on
baa d 1 lid Ihip, they had nearly accom
plifT.ed the 1 r dclign, when the difeovery
was mule ; fc cral brans end were placed
wi.li I’cmc light fluff lorward, concealed
j with a coil < f ro,c 5 happjy it did not
j kindle «uick enough to do any matcihl
injury, * before it was difeovered by the j
j f cn ry• rive ftu. on f id to be Eng.t.h !
I belonging to the (hip, lufpecfteJ tf being!
cone ree l in 'his dia 0.. cal p 1 f» r , have I
lincc bee 1 confi cd in irons, and wait the j
, reward clue to i u j 1 1 infernal vi.iainy*
PHILADELPHIA, January 16.
Laft week a trial took pi ice h the al
derma Fs court which merits tome attenti
on f ro , n he noife that was made about 1 lie
tianfa l. m that produced it.
A lift of names was i une tim* puh
liftird in the Gazette of the United States,
whereto was prefixed a variety of henious
* charge: agiinll the society of U.ll c 1 Irifh ■
me >, an I allc Iging ihat the perfons named
were am.ng the gctTons to who.a i.'uic
hirrid purnofej and crime* we*e chtrgn
li Tlmf; who were members of ih u io•
ciety paid no arteii ion to charge* fo ridicu**
loin and prepoftercu». Hut feveral of
tlmfe who were not incmbcis of that body,
ooking to ih• Ihnderou« imputation, (lept
b vai d to demand jufti icati »n from the
cdi'or of the pa rr, and for fevera! of ihe
mju cd re fon» hr performed tbit hum lut
ing talk. Among other* a Mr. Brecon
wis rained, he alfo waited on Mr, Fen«>
no, and obtained a promise Of juftificati a
in like m inner ; which ptomife wa* not
performed I lie alperfed perfon culled
;i S in on Mr. Fenno, and in con.njuri cc of
judi.cnot being done him as he wfthed,
to "k upon him elf to take fatisfaCTon An
altercation enlied, and Fenno reicivcd a
b'uw which felled him to the ground.
A profecution wa* commenced by Fen
m, <>n the trial the plain. ift’ fwore that he
was knocked down wi h a (lick and ftunn
cd, aid hi) clerk (wore he heard the found
ot thefticlc tint Uunncd the plain if!.
'lhe defendant pleaded guilty t» the
t of ftrikng, and lie produced luj /ft hi
evidence, which win feverely Iwelleo and
the fk'ti Jaceiaictl ; a.d by his count'd
fated in mitigation ibe ca umny ih th J
been put upon him by the plain tiff, ihc
horrid charges that had been impute i to
him, and the irjurticc ol not refuting it ai
uni 1) :en pr >unfed.
Ihe court in qonfidera ion that the
defendant had taken die law into h s owi
(an s, declared ihit lie lliou’d lie fined,
but m conliderati n ot the auoci y of the
orovocuu n, m.dc the fine only 15 dol
y.mmry I <).
Pr (fide ill's Ball,
A fdendid ball was g : ven on Wednef
-1 day I (1, by the fubfenbers ol the fia c*
ing aflVmblv, in cumuli cm to ihe Picli
dent of the United States. Ihe new thea
tre was cholen for this difalay of public
tcfpeJl; a temporary fl> or wus thrown
over ihe pin, which was well adopted fir
>hc dam ert, and it wr* bounded by an
elegant frene, teprefenting ihc appearame
f the houfe. About 8 o’clock the i’rrli
der.t appeared in the eciitic toe, and the
whole company upwards ot nine hundred)
| r »(e to icceive him ; awl the band (truck
up the P.cli lent’* in rch. Over hi* Lux
j was a painting reprefenting the American
‘eng 'c y gr. fping 1 lie thunder-bolt in one
1:1 on ; wjdi ihc other, fppporliug the
A rnci can H g, and a fcroll on which is
infrided, “ Millions for defence , but not a
cent fur t> ti>ule. ”
At it o’clock the fccne drew up and
j prefente.l a view of the ftage) titled up by
j fcciicry, in ihe Idtn of an c cgatit
1 room. At the farther end wa* feen a
I tranfp irent painting rcprrfcnting a beautiful
nl in', ho di ig in i er hand a ba)an< e>
, and i>i her left an olive branch. Ihe god
-1 defi ol plcnt , with her Cornu Cop et and
M rcury 1 11: ng before her, ami on ficr
right li eis fecii t> c e igle. Two cherub*
fupports the 1 word ofjufficc, furr unded 0/
, ihc cap of liberty over her head, under
neath is infenbed, “ U defend ncc.’’
The following to ill. were drank.
1. The government, and if* fippo tcrl.
The F.ciidcnt then gave, u J’r >fpe ity
wi hunt alloy, to the citizens Ol Fiijlaclei*
2• Tlic artpv.
3, Ihe navy.
4. Millions for defence, but not a cent
Lr tri u c.
CHARLESTON, February 4.
M •j or G*neral Piytrkney, one of our let*
envoys to France, arrived in this city yef
today, from the Northward,
The onblic juv at his return was only
rq uailed by Ids diflingui/hed merit. He
was re' three miles from the city by
maj'-r general M nltrie, brig idier get cral*
Wafhmgt >n and Vandcihor , the h n. VV.
H. Dc fan (lure, Ihe intendin', the geneials
ad, maj »rs Lining, B-ekman and K »ledge,
the regiment of cavalry, and a great num
ber of ulficcrs and citi/cns, ami was by them -
efcoricd to town, his approach being an
nounced oy the trumi cts and In rns. Above
Uic 1 ( bicco infpcdliun, the artillery o m
i inanded by, major Stevens, and levcral
companies of Ihe it lantry wcic drawn up,
an czccHem bund of iriufic pciformed, and
after ihe general pafed, a faluie was fired
by the an lUry and infantry.
Ports Pinckney, Johnllon a d Mechanic,
the U jted Sti’t( s cut ter brig Sou'h Caro
-11 nl, the g iliies, gun b ais, and a number
of armed ve els in the harb< nr fired falute*
on his entrance in'o the city, and joyful
i peils wee rung In m the bells of St. Mi
Ha-ry crunte~ahces, were exliibicd in
; the balconies and window* of the houfe*
by whi. hhe palled. The Gen a ighted
at his Excellency Gov. Rutledge’s, v here
he dined, together with the general and
He was dr-fle l in uniform and rode on
hll febtek, and appeared lobe in peifcit
The weather was unfortunately rainy,
raw and cold, ;*nd in fomc degree dslai
ranged the rcgu’ations, width hid been
1 appointed ai honourab.c tcftirr.oiue* 01 the
p rio.ifm and virtues o* uur beiosed