i-! 7 erirical moment thelites of nature were let lool'e upon their hoftile purfuers : hcn for the fame murmuring band, the adamantine rocks were clett afunder, by a towch of the dirmely impregnated rod, ad thv-fi.bterTaneous waters pouredforth to fave the lives of thirfting millions : when, for the fame captious and idola trous fett, the florehoufes of heaven were ooeacd, and the dainties of the angels were rained breaft high afcout their camp, of tiro days journey diamiter : I fay, when fuch miraculous nifplays of divine power were made upen iuch fubje&s, ihall we dare to reftricr the iame exertions in the creation of intelligencies, when their ha bi.ations and furniture are all in readi nefs ? Let this iufficefortht prefent, as I mean to brighten this rcafoning before Iclofe. MODERN PHILOSOPHER. LAWS OF THE UNION. CONGRESS of the UNITED STATES, AT THE SECOND SESSION. Begun and held at the city of New-York, on Monday, the fourth day of Janu ary, one thoufand feven hundred and ninety. An aft imptjing duties u the Unnage f Jhips r vejfeis, BE it enacted by the fenate and houfe of reprefintatives of the United Sutes of America in Conrrefs aflembled, that upon all fhips or veflels, which after the fiift day of September next, Ihall be entered in the United Stases, from any foreign port or place, there (hall be paid thefeveral and refpehve duties follow- fing, that is to fay : On dips or veflels of the United States, at the rate of fix cents per ton : on (hips or veflels built within !the United States after the twentieth day Lf T..l i r t i i v it ,vi juij iaii, oni Deionging wnouy, or iu art to fubjects of foreign powers, at the ate of thirty cents per ton : on other ips or vellcls, at the rate of fifty cents er ton. And be it farther enacted, that the pforeluid duty of fix cents per ton, fhall jbe alfo paid upon every (hip or veffel of the United States, which, after the laid frirft day of September next, ihall be en tered in a. diftricl in one ft ate from a dif trift in another ftate, other than an ad joining (late on the feacoaft, or on fome navigable river, having on board goods, iires and merchandise, taken in one ftate to be delivered inanotherftate : Provided, thit it Ihall not be raid cn any Chip cr tllcl having a licence to trade between 'he dij-rcnt cViftiicls of the United States, or to carry on the Bank or Whale Fifh eries, whilft employed therein, more than once a year. And be it further enafted, That upon every (kip or veffel not of the United . States, which after the faid -firft day of September next, mall be entered in one diftricl from another diftridt, having on board goods, wares' and merchandize ta ken in, in one diftritf, to be delivered in another diftrift, there fhall be paid at the rate of fifty cents per ton. And whereas, it is declared by the twenty -third feflion f the acr, entitled, ".n ad for regiftering and clearing vef fels, regulating the coafting trade, and for other purpofes.f ' That if any veilel of the burthen of twenty tons or up wards, not having a certificate of regiftry or in rollment, and a licence, (hall be found trading betwexi different cMricts, or be employed in the bank or whale fiftieiies, every fuch fhip or veffel fhall be fubjeil to the fame tonnage and fees as foreign ftips r veflels," which, from the imprac ticability in fome cafes of obtaining li cences in due feafon, and from mifappre henfion in others, has operated to the pre judice of individuals ; and it being pro per that relief fhould be granted in cafes where the ftrid operation of new laws may have occaficned hardfhip and incon venience : j Be it therefore further enated,,JThat in all cafes in which the faid foreign du ty (hall have been; hertofore paid on fhips or veflels of the United States, whether regiftered at the time of payment or af terwards, reftitutSon (hall be made, and that no fach foreign dutv fhall hereafter be demanded on the faid fhips or veflels. j And be it further enacled, That the aft intituled ' An ad impofing duties on tonnage," -fhall, after the faid firft day of September next,' be repealed, andt fhall thenceforth ceafe to operate, except as to the collection of the duties which; fhall have accrued prior to the faid repeal, for which purpofe the faid act fhall continue in force. F. A. MUHLENBERG, S. H. R. JOHN ADAMS, V. P. U. S. &c. Approved July 20, i?9 GEORGE WASHINGTON,. Prefident of the United States. (True copy ) THOMAS JEFFERSON, S. S. j POETRT. EXTINCTION OF TITLES. P RINCE, Duke and Marquis, Count and Abbe, Are titles lately grown fo fhabby, The people will no more reiptct 'em, E'en noblemen themfelves irejea 'cm For by the magic force of found, The werld has been in fetters bound j To keep all future evil from us; Ourfafety lies in Tim and Thomas. Hail happy age- long fmce fortold, That turn all bafer cpin to gold. Hail detfp humility of fpirit, That forms a common ftock of merit Afligns th fame exalted ftation To him. who faves or jinks a nation. THE (ubferiber informs J the public, that he has provided himfelf with conve nient (tables and paftures, for the purpole of keeping horfes the enfuing fefon. He has one hundred acres of meadow and corn-field under one fence, which is only half a mile from Fayetteville Thole who Eleafe to fend their holies to im, may depend on their being taken the beft care of, at the moderate price cf Tvyo Shillings arid Six-Pence rtr day. WILLIAM COC K. PIED This moraiig, Mr. ELIZABETH SIBLEY, the nifj of Doaor JOHN SIBLEY, ard daughter of the Reverend SAMUEL HOP KINS, ef New port, Rhode- Ifld. Sh ha left a hufband, whb two little font, te lament her deith. as a wjfet a chrirtian and friend, fhe wis weeacq Dy lew j' but as a rnother. by noe. " The inhabitants of f ayotteville are requeued to attendher funeral, mcrrow, at elevan o'clock, in the forence-n, jifom the hofe 01 DcflorSib 17 to th place ointermeat cooox cxcccco THE fubfc riber begs lcarc to inform the public, that he has removed his fhop next aoor below Mr. Willis's tavern, and oppofite Mr. Ritchie's ilore, where he carries on the bufinefs of HAIR-DRESSING and SHAVING. 1 j - . j He has for Jae, f 9 . . : j : ; ; - o . Hair-Powder -Pomatum ? Powder Bags and Puffs-Waft Balls ShaYing-Soap-Tocth -Powder in boxes,. -ALIO j ' Ladies' Grape Cufhions of the neweft fafliion-UHair-Sliders-Artificial Flowers, and Perfumes of all kinds. 5. STAJEKT.