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hoped, that the wisdom and prudence of your repre. sentatives, together with the justice and equity of the French Government, will draw closer the knot
able to disunite us. This is the wish of my heart. : ....: [O° Carey's Daily Advertiser.]
S. J. Cabell's Letter presented by a Grand Jury: At the Court of the United States for the middle circuit, in the district of Virginia, at the capital, in the city of Richmond, on Monday the 22d day of May, 1797 ; : ;
Present-James Iredel, Esq. one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Cyrus Griffin, Esq. of the district of Virginia : .
A number of gentlemen were sworn as the grand inquest for the body of the district, who having received their charge, retired from the bar, and returned with the following presentment. .
We of the grand jury of the United States for the district of Virginia, present as a real evil, the circular letters of several menbers of the late Congress, and para ticularly letters with the signature of Samuel J. Ca. bell, endeavouring, at a time of real public danger, to diffeminate unfounded calumnies, against the happy government of the United States, and thereby to separate the people therefrom, and to increase, or produce, a foreign influence ruinous to the peace, happiness, and independence of the United States.
John BLAIR, Foreman. (A copy.)
. WM. MARSHALL, Clerk... And yet Messrs. Giles and Nicholas vow and protest, that there is no such thing as a French faction ! These gentlemen come from Virginia, but it seems they have never heard any thing of the matter.
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FRIDAY, 24 June. • The Jeffersoniad. At a time when it is so neceffary for the safety and independence of the United States, that the French Government should be taught that all the branches of our Government are in union, and that the people are resolved to support their Government; we find, on the contrary, intriguing characters, hoftile to our liberties, resorting to every expedient to keep alive the hopes and expectations of the French tyrants. The efforts of tome of the minority in the House of Representatives of Congress, cannot fail to stimulate the Di. rectory to profecute the plan of subjugation and plunder. - Barras (in his infolent, bombastic speech to the meek and fuppliant Munroe, who truly represented, not the good people of America, but a set of debafed and crouching satellites) fays, that “ France will not degrade herself to calculate the consequences of the condescension of the American Government to the fuggestions of its ancient tyrants.” On this text the official Redacteur, by order of the Directory, in a paragraph written no doubt by De la Croix, says, France will never forget that, in spite of the most wicked insinuations, there pafled, only by a majority of two votes, that fatal treaty which has put the Americans under the guardianship of the English." Attempts are now making by French partisans, to persuade France that there is only a majority of two votes against a proposition which has for its avowed objeós the meanest acquiescence in the unprovoked outrages of laughty France, and a humble tender of advantages to which she can have no just pretenfions, until the has offered an apology for her insults and compensation for her piracies.
If France can be thus persuaded that there is within a few votes of a majority of the representatives
MESSRS. Otis and Gallatin.--Mr. Otis, it seems, has found out, that Mr. Gallatin has talents, if he has not " a second shirt to his back." Perhaps Mr. Gallatin may have made the discovery which others have made, that Mr. Otis has more than a second shirt to his back, and ruffled ones too; and that he has a comfortable share of legal assurance, which sometimes passes for abilities. As the eastern delegate has had his heart softened, and has condescended to compliment Mr. Gallatin upon his speech, what a pity the Pennsylvania delegate could not for a moment forget his dignity and candour, and not only compliment Mr. Otis upon his Boston townmeeting fpeech, but upon his faculty of stringing words as Yankees ftring onions !!!
Remarks on the above. It is not strange that the minds of a certain party should be ruffled by the pointed and conclusive answer of Mr. Otis, to the remarks of their leader, whatever may be the state of their shirts. If it was a compliment to him to say that he had made the only American speech that was delivered on their fide; it was no great compliment to them.-When occasion requires, the Yankees will Thow themselves as ready at stringing up insurgents as they are at itringing onions. .. .. . a
French Impudence and Irish Ignorance exemplified.-The following letter was received by the printers on Saturday, and they have the strongest reason to fuppofe, that it gave rise to the report that Captain Garriscan had sent his infiructions to this city.
No. 83, North Second Street.
3d Prairial, 5th Year of the French Republic, , one and indivisible. : .....
CITIZENS, : : By your paper of the 13th May (No. 82), I have seen with the greatest surprise, the false reports of Captain Swain, of the schooner Expedition. I will retort the whole, in assuring you that the Eriglish have not only not taken the least fortification in the island of Porto Rico, but they have not even tried the effects of the Spanish cannon on that island, the Governor whereof is a brave soldier.
I have likewise seen in several newspapers from New-York, libels of the printers of that city against the French privateers. If any of them have committed any reproachable acts, please to assure the citizens of the United States, that the generality of the privateers take a pleasure in, and make it their facred duty, to exercise in the execution of the orders which they have from Government, that humanity and generosity which is inseparable from French republicans, Cupare, for an intiant, the conduct of the English with ours, and you will be easily convinced of the difference which is between the two. It is to be
hoped, of the people devoted to her interests, with the Vicepresident at their head, can it be any longer doubted, that she will persist in attempting the subversion of our constitution, and the destruction of our li. berties?
Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman in Virginia to his Friend in this city. The present appears to me to be a crisis in the fortunes of the human race. France evidently seeks to govern the world, by placing power in the hands of men who will be sub. servient to her for the preservation of that power. Thus Holland in the form of a republic is, and must be, as obedient to France as a French province. That Government can only be preserved by the protection of France, and those who govern can only keep their places by the same protection. So in Italy you perceive a republic or two is now forming. It is by no means impossible, that the Austrian do. minions in Italy may be loft during the present war, and converted into one or more republics. . If the pecuniary aid of Britain is withdrawn, they must be loft. These republics can only preserve their existence by the aid of France, and they will, consequently, be entirely under her control. Should his dominions in Italy even be restored to the Emperor, a French party will be found there, which will not easily be extirpated, and which will be ready in another war to take up arms for France. It appears to me, that an effort is making to govern the whole world, either by conquest, or by placing power in the hands of men who will use it so as to promote the views of France. The only effort which has ever been made in this country by a foreign nation, to influence our elections, and to place power in the hands of the partisans of such foreign nations, has been made by France, and she has made it secretly, and openly. She has made it by the immediate instrumentality of her public agents,