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the premises laid down by Mr. Randolph, yet are they not applicable, or even plausible, in all cases. When the general sentiment, but in particular that of the enlightened part of the community, is opposed to usurpation and tyranny, and when the claims of a demagogue would not pass without close examination, and instant exposure, the country has little to fear from this quarter; and that government, which refuses to resent reiterated insults, from nations in a professed amity, under the pretext of endangering the constitution, holds out at the same time the evidence of its own weakness, and the strongest possible inducement to future depredations.
In a popular government, like ours, where the proceedings of the executive have often been divulged with the most childish garrulity; where the people have been flattered with the vain, the impracticable idea of receiving full information on every subject connected with their political welfare ; when the very infancy of the government itself, seems to preclude the probability of collusion among its officers, for the establishment of an influence, independent of, and adverse to the constitution, it may appear not a little strange, that, according to Mr. Randolph, the very reverse should, at this time, have taken place. That a cabinet had been formed, not for the patriotic purpose of openly declaring their opinions to the representatives of their country; but an invisible, inscrutable, irresponsible cabinet, which, indeed defied the touch, but which, notwithstanding, pervaded, and decided every measure, that was brought before the house. Against this vile, this secret, overruling influence, Mr. Randolph inveighed in · lauguage as severe, as it was necessary and just. He boldly protested against the assumption of a power, the dangerous consequences of which would always be in exact proportion to the crafty talents of those who wielded it ;-would be secure in proportion to the darkness in which it was enveloped ; and would lay its plans, and take its measures, with the more certainty, from the privilege it had usurped, of covering every design under the impenetrable shield of concealment. From such a cabinet, the accursed offspring of the Bute faction in Britain, may Heaven long preserve our country! For like the moth, it corrupts unseen, and unless it be crushed while in
embryo, it will soon leave nothing of the constitution but the disjointed shreds.
From the extensive view, which Mr. Randolph had taken of the question, and the arguments he had been able to adduce, adverse to the resolution, he inferred the high folly, and the flagrant impolicy of suffering it to pass the house.-It was finally negatived by a majority of 70 against 47.
Hitherto, we have not been able to follow the exact order of chronology, in our history of the passing times, owing to our being obliged to depend upon the daily newspapers for dates : -in future, we hope to be more accurate, in this respect, as we have established a correspondence, at Washington, by which are to be transmitted to us, all the public documents, necessary for the execution of this very important part of our work.
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ORIGINAL WORKS. A new system of Domestic Cookery, formed upon principles of Economy, and adapted to the use of private families. By a Lady. Containing Miscellaneous Observations for the use of the Mistress of a Family, by which much money will be saved, and the general appearance much improved-Observations on Dressing Fish, Meats, Poultry, &c. &c.—Directions for Roasting, Boiling, Frying, Stewing, Potting, Pickling,Collaring, Fricaseeing and Hashing all kinds of Meats, Fish, Poultry, &c. &c.-how to make Ragouts, Soups, Broths, Gravies, &c.—how to make Puddings, Pies, Tarts, Cakes, Biscuit, Rusks, Rolls, Muffins, &c.-how to preserve Yeast, to make Flummeries, Syllabubs, Creams, Blomonge, Jellies, Custards, Trifles, Pancakes, Fritters, Cheesecakes, &c.-how to make Welsh Ale, Strong Beer, excellent Table Beer, to refine Beer, Ale, Wine or Cider, or make Vinegar and different kinds of domestic Wines.-Directions for cooking for the Sick, and some directions for assisting and cooking for the Poor. Also, useful directions to servants about cleaning Floors, Foot-cloths, Carpets, Looking Glasses, Paperhangings, and all kinds of Furniture. Boston, Wm. Andrews, price one Dollar.
The Examination of Col. Aaron Burr, before the Chief Justice of the United States, upon the charge of a High Misdemeanor, and of Treason, against the United States; together with the arguments of Counsel and the opinion of the Judge. To which is added an appendix, containing the opinion of the Supreme Court, delivered by Chief Justice Marshall, in the case of Bollman and Swartwout. Richmond Virginia, Grantland, price 37} cents.
A Letter Addressed to the People of Maryland, giving an account of the country on the South Shore of Lake Erie; including a brief description of the climate, soil, productions, commerce, trade and manufactures. By James Tongue, M. D, &c. of Maryland. Washington, Westcott & Co. price 25 cents.
A Voyage to Terra Firma, on the Spanish Main, in South America, during the years 1803 & 1804. By F. Depons, formerly agent of the French government, at Carraccas. With a large Map of the Country, &c. three vols 8vo. New-York, Brisban & Brannan, Price in boards, Six Dollars Fifty Cents.
The Picture of New-York, or the Traveller's Guide through the Commercial Metropolis of the United States. New-York, Brisban & Brannan.
The Culex of Virgil : with a translation into English Verse. By Lucius M. Sargeant.
“ Parve Culex, pedum custos, tibi tale merenti.
“ Funeris officium vitæ pro munere reddit." Boston, Belcher and Armstrong. Letters occasioned by the Rev. Samuel Worcester's Two Discourses on the Perpetuity and provision of God's Gracious Covenant with Abraham and his seed; detected by plain scripture, stubborn facts and sober reason, of some gross misrepresentations, unfounded assertions, and sophistical arguments. By Daniel Merril, A. M. Pastor of the Church of Christ in Sedwick. Boston, Manning & Loring
Dr. Balwin's Sermon preached at the Funeral of the late Dr. Stillman. Boston, Manning & Loring,
REPUBLICATIONS OF EUROPEAN WORKS. Select lives of Foreigners, eminent for piety :-containing Biographical Sketches of the archbishop of Cambray, Michael de Molinos, Peter Poiret, Antonia Bourignon, Marquis de Renty, Francis de Sales, and Gregory Lopez-together with directions for a holy life, and the attaining Christian perfection, by the'archbishop of Cambray. Philadelphia, R. & T. Kite, price fifty cents.
Mackay's Navigation. Philadelphia, B. B. Hopkins & Co. price three dollars and fifty cents.
The Works of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke, volumes 1 & 2. Boston, John West. New-York, E. Sargeant.
Sugden of the law of vendors and purchasers of real estates. Philadelphia, Wm. P. Farrand, price neatly bound in calf, six dollars.
An abridgment of the law of Nisi Prius : Part 1.- Premium Edition. Philadelphia, Wm. P. Farrand, price, neatly bound in calf, four dollars.
WORKS ANNOUNCED. B. & T. Kite, of Philadelphia, have in press, and expect to publish in a few days, contained in a neat pocket volume, Pious Reflections for every day in the month, by the archbishop of Cambray.
Isaiah Thomas, of Massachusetts, announces the following in the press, and will be ready for publication in a few months :
Denman's Midwifery, two volumes, octavo; the whole will be comprised in one large octavo volume.
Cullen's Practice of Physic, improved by the celebrated Dr. Read, of Edinburgh; two volumes to be comprised in one octavo.
Zollikofer's Exercises of Piety, a very valuable family book, being the second edition.
Schrevellii's Greek Lexicon; one large volume, octavo ; it will be executed on a very nice paper, and a new type.
A new Spelling Dictionary of the English Language, in which the syllables are distinctly pointed out, and the parts of speech properly distinguished. To which are added, a concise historical account of the Language, and a complete list of all the principal Cities, Towns, Rivers and Mountains in America. The whole intended for the instruction of youth of both sexescomprised in a neat, small pocket volume.
Tooke's Pantheon, epitomised, a very valuable little work, which will be decorated with twenty or thirty elegant type metal engravings.
Thompson, Hart & Co. of New-York, have in the press, Albe Maury's Treatise on the Principles of Eloquence.
Douglas's Reports, 2 vols. Cowper's Reports, 2 vols. Harrison's Chancery Practice, 2 vols. Tidd's Practice in the court of King's Bench in personal actions, (all premium editions, and all from the last London editions) are now in the press of Wm. P. Farrand, Philadelphia.
Proposals are issued, by Hopkins & Co. for publishing by subscription, “ Lectures on Church History, by George Campbell, D.D." To which is annexed his “ Essay on Miracies."
Proposals are issued for publishing a new work, by Dr. B. S. Barton, Professor of Materia Medica, Natural History, and Botany, in the University of Pennsylvania, called, the “ Elements of Zoology, or Outlines of the Natural History of Animals.”
E. Sargeant, of New-York, is making arrangements for publishing Dr. Gregory's Cyclopædia, in numbers. The prospectus of this valuable work will soon be laid before the public.