Fsom -rtis AURORA.
Thf volume of news, and tl’c
'nterell vi'b wh'ch ircarries wifh
: u 0 received from Furope,
j \,. e impelled us to adjourn for
,' et another day, a variety of
confiderations upon the recent
tranfaO:ions concerning St. Do
min? 0 -
\V> cannot omit, however,-at
this moment an expreflive com
ment, extrafted verbatim from
the official authorises.
In the Philadelphia Gazette
r ,f Thurflay, appeared the fol
u We hear, that a mifconccp
tion has occurred in (he arrange
ment relative to the opening of
the tfdde with St Domingo.
Inftead of icfiraining vedels
from entering the ports of that
ifland previous to the firfl of
Au?uff. it was intended that no
veflel fliould fail from the United
States ?or thole ports before that
period. It is alfo faid, that in
confequence of this mifunder
flanding, veflVls which have al
ready dc parted will not be per
mitted to enter there."
This is an acknowledgment
that our government was a6ling
under a mifconception ; the cir
cular letter of Oliver Wolcott'
was dated on the 26th of [une,
sndthe Pi efident’s proclamation,,
ligned by Timothy Pickering on
the lame day—the following are
literal extra&s from thole public
From the Proclamation.
<c 1. (t (ball be lawful for
veffels which have departed or
may depart, from the United
States to enter the ports of Cape
Francois, and Port Republican,
formerly ral'ed Port-au-Princc
to the faid ifland of St D min
po, on and after the firfl day of
From this it appears that a
month ago the adminillration
ihued official precepts which
authorized all vefTols which had
departed, or ought to depart to
enter the ports of St. JJomingo,
From the Circular Letter .
Ihe ports of Cape-Fran
co’s an d Fort Republican, for
rnerly Port-au-Prince, are eflab-
Mhed by the government of St.
omingo as the on’y ports of
<ntr y ; for thefe two ports ciear
s may be granted immedi-
y; although they cannot be
until the firtt of Augufl.
t kls which may attempt to
Cnter o‘her ports, without fpe-
Cla pf'rmiffion, as heieafter men
will be liable to feizure
« J^ ere we find the offices of
~a te l^e treafury publifhing
!r authoritative atls to the
* people—on the 261 b
june—and on the 18th of
ruy ’ *f a PP ear s that they were
p ‘ er ’gnoraut of their duty in
in molt ,rn portant cale—involv-
J momentous interefts and
° r l^at thc Y knew
2nd tU abufed it—
e notification of this mif
1 « t
conception is msde in two ways—
firfl in a filly paragraph in the
Philadelphia Gazette—and then
by a didloiial letter pubhfbed in
Bradford's paper of Ftidny—
wherein it appears that the fame
Mr. l.iflon who told Prefident
RufTell we were embarked in
hcflile mcafures againfl Sr. Do
mingo with the Britifb—this
guardian minifler condefcends
tocommunicate a letter,in which
he has out of his great love and
refpedl for our national inde
pendence, fuggefled to a Britifb
admiral the Bluing orders to his
cruifers not to whip us for our
rmjhehaviour ! O degraded flate
of national government ! O
lamentable conditionof national
We fhall take up the Britifh
minifler's letter and thefe bale
tranfa&ions, more at large to
w—wa— 1 w 1 1011 ■aweßa—b—no—
TUESDAVy Avguji 20, 1799*
* 1 ■
For the LouifvlCe Gazette. j
l <l Hut let ctrwption''i p ftilential chain
i Enjl.ive,' un 1 inter j ctil'afc the m:nd t
** J>i,ulted liberty /oon xvi t/uTurVy
7 hearts e and feienee Jhine no more,'*
To define the views of a political
par y, would requ re the difcrimiuat ng I
mind of a J hnton or a Sher dan ; for
pnjudice aud tadt oos zeal have per-!
verted the language of ddciiption.
HOW faintly marked is the line of
diffe'cncc between a hderahft and a
tory ! The terms, from the conduct of
the party to which they arc appled,;
wou;d Item to tmurace ad that is holiile
to the fpint of a free government, and
point ou: men who ativoca e nil politica 1
mcafur 3, fiom moives < f ft* f mrcrtfl
! and preferment. Byr the party, rtpub
licans are Ibgmsfifed aajacob no, hitn s
to the French, and cm no-ea to a 1 co »-
fti ae i authority. L» bera ity however,
docs ro condemn till eoquhy has fub
liantiacd guilt ; ror docs jutbcc ever
exculpa eor ft c !d the wiet.-h from in
famy. whofe hearts pants for the fub
, ve.fi nof government. Republican
candour wou d no. attach fuih dark
d.fibril to t! c majority of the federal.fts;
yet iheir conduct 10 uniting with the
refugees wattan a lufp cion Adtionf
ccaeially dtmonitia e pr oc pVs ; thf*
conduct rat.'ur thsn the proftflions o‘
men wi.l .herefore furnifh a better cri
trrion to judge of tbeir motive?. To
af:crfain then who are the re;! fr ends
of gi vernraent, we mud cot fidcr the
l nor of our conftitvi ion, and the con
dudt of tf.ofe who are ts profeffed ad
heren s. Wbit then is the genius of
tha' cooditut on i Does it make any
ddcriminatioM, io tltima ing the civil
or p lineal r.gl ta of citizent ? It con
friers the claims of all as natura iy equal.
Upon the broad befia of liberality
extends the pritrilegci and immunities
of i.octety to every cir z 0 according to
his merit. Nor does it eftima c merit
by the temporary ptofefilons of urqua
i i fied approbation ; tut by (ha ftandard
of patriotiim cftabl fhed in a
when pretenders fhru.k from the left.
A tree prop e acknowledges no power
fuperior lo tfieir confti.unon, nnr any
rule of civd conduit but that prrf.ribed
by law. Could it even have bcn con*
empaed by the vcntraole framers of
our confiitufjon, that none but men of
a particular party fliould be appointed
to offices of honor and emolument ?
Such an engine of party wou'd never
h&Tw been Uud.iviie,J bf o.'ae tie: t tu -'
lightened. pnd independent fltte* : yet
we find this to be the modern conduc
tion, that no one oner fs *n office of any
r«*Tponfihi’i y under government, nnlef*
he it the umqnvoral advo ate of all
ttl meafurfg ; sod I wilt venture the
aiTmioo that a man of this def:rip‘uio
ia not a man of information or integrity.
Error is incrient to human na urc. It
it not lefs frequent in public than in
private bodies in the cabinet than in
the fie'd ; and the man who wi 1 fitter
and juft fy it, through fycophancy *nd
deception is an enemy to troth im*
prov men*, snd the htppinefi of foe cty.
Have we not charaften of thbdefcrip 1
tion ? Fafta pronout>ce the affiimat ve.
Thcfe arc the votaries of freedom, the
friends of ordtr , the advocates of liberty !
you hear them rprobale the French
eu ogifi, the Prefidcnl, trd extol the
Britifh government. Such are their
conftant theme*. The French they
contjgn to infamy. They w’.fh ’o in
ctc.fe the energy of government, and
invert ihe Prrfident with regal power.
1 In their cyta, the Bntifh government is
the acme of perfection.
1 Such are the objefl* of rhofe who
have the audacity to cor.fi Jer thcmfelve*
, exclulivc paTO’.i, and alone wor hy the
confidctne of government ? Many of
them arc row in elevated (lotions etj.»y*
ing tie fruit* of their hyporrdy, while
numbers of rl c war worn folUtct* de-
Ctep.d in their crunt r >*s caufc, prefer
ring petitions, rot for p aces, but for
the coffipenfittion of fcrvicee faithfu ’y
rndeied, have Co fuhnr.it to the mor-
I # '
trfication of a civil admifiion. Judice
how art thou petvcticd ! Gernua of
Columbia whither art thou fleo ! R.
That the Members belonging to
Capt. Connelly s Jcfferfon Troop oj
Light Dragoons , arc tequefled to
meet at his Honfe , on the lajl SA
17URDAY in September , freci/ely
at Un o'clock , armed and at coaired ,
when an election u ill be held , for to
i reel a CORNET , in the room oj
'J, B. Spivy , who has removed .
Hy oroer of the Captain y
William M Dowell, lec'ry.
Augujl 20. y
£3” The Jtfferfm I ight Infan
try ( ompany , are requeued to meet
in Lnu'jvile , on the fitfi Saturday
in September next % in complete uni-\
joim, to choije their fuballtrn °Jfj\
cns t and improve themjelves in
The Members of the Union
Society % arc requ/fied to meet on
Saturday , the. 31 ft of Augu/l , in
the Lodge Room , at the Union ,
Chair taken at feven o'clock,
F— — ■ gttnnri i— ■—aj
TO BE SOLD,
On THURSDAY, the iUh of.
September , at the honfe of Dr, \
Newton , near Fanns Bridge , in
jefferjon County ,
THE WHOLE tf .he S*lva
nui Prime, late of Ihi * county dc
cca ed ; ronblt r.g r f HOUSEHOLD
FURNITURE, CATTLE, HOGS, ike
A NEGRO WENCH, named Jenny,
with her three children.
A credit of twelve month* will be
given, wiih approved fecur tv.
Mary Newton Prince,
For Sale, at ikii Office,
•. 0 0
04. * . *0 0
WILL BE SOLD,
On the Premi/es, on the THIRD
Saturday in May next ,
A tract of LAND , contain -p eighty
two Acres, lying in Wafh ncton
ConDt v, on Big C>fel;, being tht proj ei • r
"f W’llism Montfo-it, dtcealed j by vir»
foe cf an • rtler of the Court of Ordinary,
'or faid County, for the benefit of tht
hem a d crcdiio.i of faid Eila e.
Margery Montford, admx .
Align t ao.
A New Gioccry Store,
JUIT opened by the Si bferiber, in tht
houfe formerly occupied by Metin.
Puficr & Btnedis.
He hat «ffo
A final! and haiulfomc
Affoitmcnt of Dry Goods,
* hich will be fold on very low Termi,
for Cafh or Produce only.
David Thomas .
Louifviile, June 35, 17^9.
WH b H & A S my wife, M»ry
has eloped from my bed and board,
without any provocation • this is to f»»i
warn nil Perfona wha foever from credit
ing her on my account, ai I am determined
not to pay any debts of ber eon 1 rafting.
July ifi, 1799,
Executive Department, Louijville p
25th July, 1799.
Ordered. r ih*t the cert* 0 f
the Superior end Inferior Count
of the refpedivc countlet of this State,
do within one month after lie 16th
day of Anpurt next, make a true return
ro the E\ecut vz Department under their
hand# and fta!*, of alt f7ouo;y Officer*
\wbo hctc taken and ful fenbrd the oath
to fupport anc maintain the conftdution
of this State, in pmfuance of the nft
of tie General Aflcmbly of thig State,
palled the 16th day of February laft,
entitled, “ au a8 to comp I all Officer*,
c : til and military, within this State, to
take and fubUnbe cn oath, to fupp it
the confutation there, f **
AND, That they do further makt
return in like manner, of a 1 Officer*,
wi o tray have ntg'e&cd or refufed to
take the fame.
Tok'n from tht Minutes ,
Thomas Johnson, Secry.
AS an Apprentice to the Print
ing Bufluffs, a LAD , about
1 3 or 14 years of age , who has
received a tolerable good education ,
I and can be we I recommended, En~
i quire at this Office,
TO BE SOLD,
A HOUSE and LOT, fitimed near the
C‘ H'ee Houf?, I. >nifviilc. contains g
'ago /d Uvfi nd H: ke Houle. Garden ar.d
oti er irnp'ovcnicuti; au excellent lituatioit
for tr de.
Condition*, me part cafh, the other
trade or credit, with approved 1«< nritie*.
For further partkulaii, ap, ly at the Union,
Has removed hi* Dry Good St' re, to the
Houfe formerly occupied b> fhomaa
) Collier &r C>.as a Dry Good Store :
Where he has for Jale , cheap for
cafh or produce ,
A handfome lllortmtnt of
All kinds of Patent Medicines
and Crockery Ware, See,
Jufi received and for fa t ,
A colle&ion of RELIGIOUS
BOOKS, &c. See.
For Sale at this Printing Office,