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W I L M ING T 0
TjH UR SDAY, OCTO BER 26, 1797.
7. K T T F
From the Neiu fork Mint Tva$f Sept 25.
E Have prefented to our readers the
oblervations of Paftoret in the council
of five hundred, relative to the conduclof the:
Directory towards the United tatesWx
have in our pofleflion an anfwer to thole
obfervatiens, entitled, the "American go
vernment unveiled," which in every re
fpkft, etjjpafe the RiUinfyate of the Aurora
ana porcupines uaxeite
Afterfome oeneral remarks on attempt
of Segnr and Ha (tore t, to overthrow the
conltitution, the writer fays, " At the time
when' France conftituted itfelf into a Re
public, the pretended allies of Paftoret de
tached ihemlelvcs frvm us, not by a decla
ration of war, which, would have become a
Iran k and toy 4 nation, bat by all hofe cU
fcurc and indelicate manoeuvre, which
mark the weaknefs of a perfidious govern
ment ! "
mrf which Bright expofe them to ate
queltration of their property; The farre
cry he (ays, was railed hy thofe who ! l
money in the bank of Venice, iuGenc J,
and in the caverns of 5wirei4and ij
hints very plainly that the French govern
ment ouyht hot to luffer futh friends to
cape, when it is driven to every expedient
to talis money'
He goes on to examine .the meaiis of
attack and defeneej r jeiFclfcti fey -tle U nk 4
Crater. We have not time at prefect fc
noiice his oblei vatiens cnthefe points and
fbme others but he has one remark that;
we fhall jnvtk entire,- h is '';'thi. tirat
wUbe tin prefent powers make peace,. rhen
f litue tochaftife ; M-)veiii!iitrits hIv S
are weak, crafty and 1 aitl.e is."
The meaning of mis, we teaVe to
This is favinr we ought to have none to
war at on ce at temps to fteer clear of the
war an (j prefer ve neutral) ;y, are called
The writer takes for his proofs, thefub
ilanceof the complaints of Mr. Genet, a's
they 'Hamlin his letter to Mr. Jelierfon, Bf
Sept. iS, 179; vi?. the President's recei
ving the vilitsof Noaillesand Talon, his
fullering medallion: of Capet and his fami
ly to hang in his room, bis conduct relative
to arming in our por ts, pikes ,"&c . a n d c fa a t
Walhinton had delayed to call Compels,
t'o'gethcr hotvwthftanding Mr. Ocr.it's
refpecltul imlnuations." . ., .
The writ r Ineaks of Wafhingtoii's be
ing furrounded with " men of. England :"
he lpeaks of tke, M patriciate ;" or fenate
as be'ng a " confpiracy againff. the Ameri
can people : he fpeaks of Mr.- Monroe's
being lent ' Plenipotentiary to Paris vith
out powu s,"as an t of machtavel.fni tede
ccive the French, by bis warm repnblican
ifm, and lending Mr.Jiyto London, to
make a treaty deftructive to the French
treaties. ??c Galls Mr. Jn the " Dtrmo
laid of the United States, Wiat is, atory,
warmly attached to monarchy, to a peerage
and to George the 111."
The writer luggells tli3t the executive
of America has been guided by Hritilh a
gents, leagued with all traitors, relugcc
color ills, and emigrants, in a flumetul
nunner with a view to overturn the Re
public. This nonfenfc ha.bceh repc.itediu Ame
rica, and re-echoed by the French Jacobim,
1 11 it is perfectly half it ceafes even to
excite refenttnent. iiut wfiat the writer
fays of the dfins ol the French govern
ment, if true dcicrvci moie lerioui conli
deration. He fuggeft1! that the French Republic,
ftruggling again'.t two and twenty armed
rowers at once, has hitherto difk-inbled her
deep relentmcnt againft the United States.
But now (he has cut olfalmoU all the heads
of the menacing hydrat and fince that of
England only remains to be taken elf,
" it is the part of her grandeur, as well at
of ber jnllice, to roanifeft to the United
Sratis all her lcn!V h v." The Dircdory,
he fays, have "Knit liu.ir brows like Jupi
ter, but have not hurled the thunder
Ndlor has fpoken, but Achillea h- re.
ntatned in bit tent."
What then tnuft we poor tic 1. do,
when Jupiter launches iiii liiunder buhl at
us, and Achilles am dies forth, armed with
The following paragraph is given liter
a v " In a Mate of war fo violent as
tint which the French Reriblit has ful
taincd againtl the muff powerful kings
of Kuronc, it ts indubitable that neutral
nations were not her friends, and that her
friends, who covered thcmfclvci with a
Ummeful .neutrality, have been a;td are her
This is the fpeaking oat, what French
agents and their auvocatcs ha.c oitennm
ced tou. before.
The writer then examines the que (lion
of war with the Uiiited States. He fays,
merchants whorrde with th Rppublic or
aainlt ber, tin ler the Amei lean Mag, coun
ter revolutioni.U who have placed their
money iu the hanks of the United Jfes,
tec. t aife an outer? about ihe danger of
wir with the United States. fNn
withdrawn their cpii'. frii Franie, and
pitccU them 111 A uerKJ, th- fear $ r ,,i
From the Virginia Argus,
To the Editor-of the PHrgirila Wo us.
Richmond, Oct. 4,
and what crFed. on bis fecret
and difpofitions toWjards that
, 4th- G. How did it hjrpren that sn at-
J taihment ro the taufe of France (of which.
t3t character wasw'ell known to lie a warm
admirer) became connected with, and un-.
ci rilood to be inleparable from, an enmity
I to onr ;dvf rnmr n and -that :hc per Ion
who haef been the chief caufe of the adop
tion of the government, and'was well
known to be under the influence of the am
bif'ador, become immediately cn h is return
to America, fo ftrangely changed, as tQ he
johfittered among the fprcnioftin thofe' if.
'hr principle of a friendhip to the caul::
of France ind enmity td the American go.
ternment ? .A' '
' 5in- (X Who was it that recommended
the writings of iVlr. Paine here as ' the
ltandaril of 'Common Sen ft 'and whether
was ihe. fame perlon acquainted- with Mr.
IVine's whole fvftrn:, (r if. he was io-
when fie became- acquainted with it, whe-
ther did he wilh rhr hiHoence bf that reconv
inrndation to extend to the whole of his
wife w ri tings ? '
6th. O. VVho'verethe two influential
chnracTeis who introduced Mr. Frentau
into the deportment of late, ami let him
up as a print rr-; who introduued-his fob
fcriptioii pr.jn-rs into A!bcim.u !e, Orange.
&c. "recommended hi 01 as the republican
primer, and atled as agents even between
bun and his fublcribers in that cjuarter :
and why all thishfdirffry, trouble ahd pains,
and wliat the objcl nd complexion ol sj;a;
7th. O. Why wore the rejoluticns of
Attiqirftarle on the fnblct of the prcclama
tion of neutral : rv (formed and warmly ad
vocated by younp ju-ntlemen immediately
trnin under the ;; r. ..7e roof and infiueuce
of the fecretny ci Rate) fometerially dif
ferent frOnl the en?nmunication from the
3 pov ntnent for themfelve?,. in kit Ujis 4Dfli'f.-int nnft in th fenafe. whn M.
abjince and in contempt of his advice, any, f Blount who had been among the molt
warm, decided and important advocates
if hi? eleclion in America, was to. he d'tf-
iirciced ? -
The uleful and interfiling matter wi?!i
which your paper is always filled, makes
it improper, perhaps to cxped or alk of
you, the republication of any efl'ays which
may have appeared iti other papers of your
own frnre, much lefs thofe of your own ci
ty : Yet, the anxietv which I have heard
a number of your lubfcribers, who do" not
take The Virginia Gazette and General
Advertifer, exprefs, to lee the papers pubi
lifned in that Gazette; Under the d gnat lire
which I now N. ri'e, ind ices me to acquit
myleb rt the c!ut;.t? of p tti;:Iiry, for the
jbitr-bf-rs. or friends to any particular
iiewlpapefj by publilhing in yours, lome
of the .leading features r,f theNINE num
bers or the Develppemerft of tbe.caufet ii
ie diftui bsr.ces between tlie American
and French Republics-
1 nis I am impelled the mre flrona'y to,
by another confidersti m in addition to rtre I public office nf fb.rr upon the fame fubiei
one already noticed, rieiidet the (ua! ir- 1 . 8th- (J. VVhy were the Icntiments of
trntion I wifli 10 fliew to your fubtciben it thofe of the fame connexion: zv.i immediate.
arge, with thole of. every other paper in y under ihe fame influence, alw tysand u
America, there is. one per Ion inparticubr, niformlf ann, bitter and loud ngainit
whole name has been frequently mention- principles, men and me dures, which the
ed in tbofe papers, and who, la-n crf.l - berfbn holdins that influence over tliem nre-
ly informed, cTeclarcd (iho' with a bluili'l'tended to view in a very different linht ?
I am told, of mo.fdl iniiM.ence, 1 prcfiu:ie, I gth. O. Why va; ihe fame ineonliiten-
on his cheek) to a citizen of his own comi-1 cv of femunent which thus prevailed bt -
ty, after the pubHcatMm of the jih No. I rween this man of influence and his admir-
that h : hail never then ken one of tht.c h-n, even ma trained in the fame charac-
uublicdtioiit;" who, if there w.Ti no othfr I ter at once, bv bold'mn up to diffi rent peo-
Miiiiled to be grattfipd, certainly hjrnfcf jpe of different fcntibients, almoll in the
is. That the perltH alluded to ma,' lame breath, the lame charac'lers in dif-
no longer P without a Imht of what I
have tilready faid and thought of him (i:A 10th. Whether or not, was the let
he is ihe latl of all men I would conceal ter laid to have been written to Mazzei,
jholc fentimcnts and opinions from) I fhall the production of the perf'on to whom it
therefore now draw up a funvnary of the I Aas impti'.ed ; and if it w as nor, why was
principal 'hmgs I have there laid of him, the u fluem e of us reputed autl.or's-.name
with tite addition of a few more winch yet I not taken fioin it as loon as it was known
remain to he touched upon, and which, in J to be publilhed in France with a view of
my opinion, it behooves that perlon to ex- I injuring this country i
plain. And that I fhall do for the motl I nth, O. Was the department of flate.
part by the way of interrogation, as that Iduriug the fecretarylhip of Mr. Jcff'crfon
niHjarsto be the favorite way of arriving! made the channel thro' which letters were
at truth, with fome of that perfon's advo- Ikut to Fr.ir.o-, which th.e writers of luch
catcs and friends. I U tters furnnfed to be improper to be trull
By the ingenious invention of the Auro- led thro' that depart met, after that tlevotrd
ra, which may julty be fty led the enemies! fi tend tor ranee had left it, and were
of jacobinifm put to the r-ck, we are taught I therefore committed to the immediate care
to propoud a few uftful queries on the o I of the ai'iufler of that country, at the
ther fide ; a few candid anfwers to whieh I wore fecure channel. 9 asnSs been acknow-
wilt very much a)d the querift and Editor Irdgcd by a man luppofcd to be in Inch
of that ulef.it nape in arriving at truth on I tracts ?
thelubiect of his ennuiric-'. By as ready! 12th. G. Who was the per fon Dupont
and as famfaflory anfwers beine made, aside Nemours in the council of ceo de-
were afforded on that QCCauon, it may be dared would be devoted to Fi ance if he
feen who, and what party, are bell prepar- was appointed prelidcnt of Atrerica ; and
cd to pal's the fiery ordeal of fncli a tor how did that fcrvant of Jhe French people
turous examination ashas been there let on come by that information which uaswuh-
fnet. held from the American people ?
In the firfl place then Mr. Pleilnt, to 13th. Q. Why was t. Adri fo ex-
purfueandlc confident with my origui.0 trrmely anxiom for, and active in thee,
olan,, who, give me leave to alk, was our legion of Mr. JetFerfon, and wai not he
ambafladof in France, when 'their revo-- the perfon to he deyortAYn f ln i
lution broke out, and our general govern leCted prefident I
ment was formed f 14th. Why did Mr. Adct communicate
aJ. (,). D.J DOt thit amlulTadni uiitc wi-h Mr. Blottnl on th it piHJra, andwhy
to Am-rics, while our crnvernmcnt was was that amiable tait of America fo lire
under confideratioo for adoption or rr j-. - louoti (n the elect. on of prelidcnt) for
lion, recommencing twain thmcs tv be I Mr. Jc'fcrlot. ?
dn-which were t e, or paid an vc I 15m. Q WHy did Mr. jTffcrfon quit
rv yreat atren-'oti to f
Q. IL ' 1 - ' andtherr- See fmeri ft, t, fir mjxfUm-
k-i::hi ot the people i f A o-r -1 to fuimlahans ItMjact
1 6th. O. And finally and Jaftly
.Mr. Met (wiih whom Mr. Blount
was inthi.ate, and coincided and operat
ed fo perfecllyj the election of a prefident -devoted,
is France) certainly andbfolutely
at the bottom of the Canada plot ; to give
coloured pretext to which, and raife a
p'bofible pretence for retaining oUr polls in
thefouth weftern parts of America, to bring
about a partition of the United States, in
which thofe fchemes of French influence
aad American devotion would be more eafi
1 T4iprocat ed tjvan b-he troklc
mt.v.u of :he auk' tfjJfatygp&atr-j oi
eonfulting the w 1 u-of the Mterlcan peo
ole, the pretence of fjfi invafiornfrom Ca
u.ida on Upper jtiouiflana was raifed, and
Mr. Blount's pretended plot with the Bri
Te laft conclufion (which I triift will
clofe the fecne of French influence "and
A meric an devotion to that couutafhong
us) 1 think 1 am now warranted da diaw,
from a little hint o! tht complexion of the
plan which accidentally and unguardedly
fell from Mr. Blount himfclf, before it was
known how f.ir and which way the opera
tion of the difcoyery cf the contents of his
letter to Cary was to go.
This very athiuiJt lenatoron his- wy to
c onp rclsm 1790, in company with his pa.
tt j'Jlc Brother, tell hi, in this city, wjih
two gentlemen, one a devoted friend and
advocate for French principles, the other,
luppoted by him, irom certain linking tir.
cumifances, te be a warm and decided ad
vocate for tiie eleclion of Mr. JefTerfon.
" lie hoped," he laid" the lacier gen.
tleinan had been doing every thing in iiis
power ro enfure the eleclion of his friend
Mi. Jcri'erlon as president; that be had
lcctired tor him all ihe votes in his flate
anl trat i! he wtrt not r'rtlmk he WuulJ
make America fhake to her foundation?
Mr. Jefierfon we know was not elected
preTideiTt. How Mr. Blount was to make A
mtt'.Lzlhake trthcrjOundaiiontA for what,
et this cJcclaratron mow, & add it to that of
Dupont de Nemours; the exertions of
Mr. Adct and Mr. Blount to the i'.nnc oh.
ct in ihe eledluin of the prefident ; the
agency i f Mr. lilnunt's friend (Adet) in
me vanacia itncioe ; ana mr. vice f re
sident's unwillingnefs to be prefent and aid
ing in the disgrace of bis good friend, citi
zen Ulounr ail proclaim.
W hether this coriellion of Mr. Blount.
made at that particular Uage of the buli-
neis ougnt to attract the nonce of the com.
mil tee charged with an enquiry into every
circuitiltance attending the b.ifmefs, it not
for m to l.iy. One thing however, be
comes necellary now fcr me to declare
ahd that is, the author of jthefe publ cations
holding it tqually improper and mean to
do either a public or private injury under
a cover f any kind whatever, now oilers.
that if Ui!e who he conceives have injured
Si- jr country in that way, and are pointed
i', will cokaeceml to come forward and
anfwer fuch queOlooi as are here put, and
i ihin their power to anfwer, he will on hit
jirt, afTnme a more v.fihle appearance, and
pledges himfelf to fubilantiate every thing
he has afl'erted : And, that any one who
1 fli lles the principles of democracy and e.
quality, fbould hold himfelf aloof from the
enquiries of people under an idea of fuper
ior dignity and worth, or from an official
confidcration, is only a confirmation f.
t . 11 deceptive pretences in every way.
From the ORACLE
Lord Malmtfbury't Ncgori-uion,'
Opens under circ umftaiirrn, if not of an
unprouiiung, it Iraff of a ringnlar natuif
foe nothing can be lefs fecure than the ex-
'. r.aaaf mt gpw imunt with which he is
50111 jj to treat. By the word government
ere, we do not tnein the perfuns who ad
min. !frr the public affairs of 'Frame, but the
coul) it tit ion itfelf.
Kven in a fettled ncrnment, rhanpe of
miiiiilert may take plare :t acrhnal tim,
h jt It dl wit'mur overturning any agreement
arttnlly concluded; brraufe, though the
minilfen under whole aufpices it eommen.
cc 1 fho'ild "r removed, 1UU the autUorhv
under wStM ther nrgoiuied would remain
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