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UALE(GHViJ.C.--iUBUHElj (Jtktr) BY LUCAS NDiA. H. BO YLAK
FHIDilY, APRIL 30, 1 8 13.
stuffs -v;-;j ,
aaegjij , iifim mi'i i i i i i urn he was engaged yah Burr in hU cQnifAwty., a- ; Ai.otlicr Irishman, .by the name or Gray who or he prepared for war. J his' cinnot he-leaned
r?-" political.' J" i gainst Air. Jefferson, 1'he -rcps of Uhc lie- k liaid is not oaiurilized, and I,ose habitsj inthe sweet Social walks of domc'atic Itf". ':tb& '
-M--M " - .: UorF,hew. that he, has irn3ered' tU puhtic) w hn short . residence in this cpuntry, have ordinary, ope'iation of civil a'fltaifs, io our"bcloed !
1r..m thh Kowinic'ricuTgMiRnw. pfhoney irino inW stns, both for, his own con- Jreit formed in the office of .a Clerk of a court in country, isasd?diy hostile fd every principle of '!
TlllVW Ut. Mremeocenu tor otntc purposes. . fo wwne,or.'ie ouae or .New york, r fxen nominated, by. fnilitarjr; discipline, i. Axonipleie military pyem''-
f'le'p-oe of this couBty are be-rming to Uthese sms he has .been tried, by a court war- the Prtsident, Inspector..neral?r?Iere the mere meiuuM b. to a, denweracy.' i J i"14!'
M.h. eflVci-iof a wdi. drimine,t owwrbv thc!t'a1' and halfacquitted. ; Even the PreTdent, who circumstance, of his birth place. a certificate 6iY ; The" 'mitt'rk 4ftem has !lB beenC thVhri R
14. - - ' . ' . I 7J . lt ' l. . .." .
flr;, rs of Haij.r'e, declared to ecure 'dr. Madi "?l ytr.S7-i poiimki sir. .m...,ahu, 3iu nave Dse
.. v.t.fn. Hkl-.e.rri'h-o for the Detection aler M . WOW cr ine serHonce, cast, an in, tau 01 ns. j-omoiionover the he
... n t tduect rcDrojch WDon him, No inn of s.'ose a.ul Uves i our cuj ;irv.
i . t ' t.. if 1 111 lc. f 1 iLw ima aur LinitiuciiLC in ttin iti i;i ' : ;ii'.a ( mi . a. ii .11 wiiuvi 1
t; the happy ;h6rse o our country. But it mus bemproved - -
ad of the na or .il mustb? laid aside altogether. - ?
If the last season, and the Iinpossivifi y of trai.s ,fr the service ; and yet, the President he U iurulf support a war, which is en'ru-tf d to theA.Wie; likeuhd'v
nyrtauon from ih middle Isn!)- rn, to-oe itcd States ha nominated him fand a ' :mOTitywacmer.t of such agenta as'eae,!. ".U ialntjatdldrrisdetidertif mWryibing-:els,j C'J
ioniisro iutes, "proviiionsV paru lz fldun !U . Senate have rauQed the tiorainaibn) to it tell os thaMhe, honour otilie country CHUialcula'eito make it formldale and respectabje,
very scarce Jdrl nbir .trrlitr Mnew! 'J arw ' J'! ' WutroumrytamiS . . ' C T
oJ7s' .rf.W.evr Eotd. -VSf XV ,44 r WM 4 eAbytb.' . l-ntm-tra'Tcn. IliedUace of thetei. I nd not tetf von 'haHtjs frorae than we
rV t esicea ta.nWe. Many o't our great' a cIo9e ,n the yr 1783, an anonymjus lejtter .appointments, i too deep to b,e effaced. ;. The feas to attempt V. bring military discipITiiMthV
8 rt, rtviuy6 and rivtisaro in a sta e of ri.'or- was addressed 10 the armji then undr the com: honour of the country has aor.k in thehapds of peaceful homes of thft .idlitia No sir, he rnilij
pus bio kadeT so that noibirtf can pxss io or 'out roand 'Genral ., Washington; . representing 4 n Jefferson and Madison.- Fedewlists will, as far tta,1 to be useful. mu-t be brought to the ntronj 1
in - vessels, and tivrr craft, ate not secure AH3 'f nuKs 01 me troops, cnarging me
the etml tra te and navigation of the Stateioontr?llh'nJuslr'e".antl "St'tUde in not re j
of iCnnsylvania. Delaware, Maryland, and Virgin- ) ncrattr.g those services, and calling uporf the
ia,' i y tii, blockade of the river Uelaware.-and far,nJr n tne mo d,ct rmto secure by their
the 'CJ.csaAake av, i -destroyed, the towns on a.rms ae rwartis cue 10 toeir auccessiui c..
ri.- ,. .r.rr,r.tSr.-,iVH with heiniF iStAuA' Mont , in .the sttuggle for independence. The
but by permission of our enemy. Kven'he soast. song colours, ana Rowing language, me aerviK asposMwe, Keep tnemseives alouf ham company' residence of military? discipline and kept there
in' vessels, and nivrr cratt, are not secure . AH j " " if . .h . vaBuig.ic . Uuiiuiuic iukui:ji join, who.- un'.u.iaey icno tntir .amy. .
ii - Miimuiig his reparation. . ...ina. , v .uuy galla t Navy has made itself respectable?
. .A.' 1- T" . '" bfts discipline Wut ths discipline was Oqt iac
The tdrtor of the National Intelligencer, in his qwTtcd by attending a few days in the yr ar thei
arms, the rewards aue to "their successful
i aper of the 1st inst. -snya,. thr legislature of ial thing called iniisers, and reading how and
: I'idaMcnuseus, nave oeen occunreo. durmcr a' then. a treStise on.milirarv f'nval .tartu. 'hil
... --".! Inlirurinr i an ptrrt Fintvi iht itii . nrf nt thn- l it, cocoim 1 . : . r : I. .1 Lkiii it', r. !! - it ' . . .
arNiti'ibuuoii or tiombiMed in case ot refusal, jj " " " "-v ; ru .- V " 5nguuu ;n ojuiuunucu vj an. ine wscinaung allurements tnar
Even ,he cities of Philadelphia, BJli nore, Anna-1 " It this, then, be your ireatment vhile the . SU('JtL 01 inipressmeni ; wun wnicu tuey have wealth and a tree and l.arjpy cou-itry can . pre
polis, Storfolk', and Kicnigiond, h.. ve b en for some : sword you wear are necessary for the -Jefetwe of JU9t a5 "uch todo as with the regulation of com- sent , Human nature" must be completely 2cha"n-i
time in a .state of appre' ension, 'lest th-j squadron America, what have you to t'xpect from peace. merccj l"e declaration war, or any other pow- ,g.ed before disciidine can be acquired ta 'this' way
of the enemy should visit them with their can.vwhenJyour'voice .shall sink, and your strength dis-,er or!uty exclusively confided by the constitution OurfUis Kava learned on board their vessels how'
nou a,.d rocksts. And, the probability, . is, 'dht I sipaMby division ? when those very swords,' the u lhe. Kenefaloverntnenr' J-Troly, .thiSj;'is.todoth'eiiMlni'y---norf wa'tbishe wot k,bf Few
wun'ti a short tims. when the whole of the naval Kistruments ail cmojiH"iis of youi g! y. y, shall si,mcl!"ng new. .We understand lr. Gales'a 1 days or a few months only .but it occupied some'
fi)ic which basb'en ordered to our shores .'Shallibrktntrom y6ur's:des,aid no'remaininirmark .lo oe inw-; ine Constitution has con. years of steady perseverance,; stearfy obedience.
have arrived, the '.vh'oJc extehtof our 'coast wHl b,01 miiiiarf "''"ction left ,but vour wants, infi-. nacu some 8ullects . exclusively to the national
laui at the mercy of the (oc. ':p;JC 'S&lgi amies, and wars? can you then consent,- to be ' ??vernn,ent among them, th right of telling
When thi3 takes place, wheCe is our defence ! 'ie -nly tft't rers by i his revolution, and retiring i;i5slioods as oftcn as they please, on any subject
Wiiat means have we to annoy the enemy, or p'o lroin lit ' rk' , grow old in poverty, wretcbe ncs! m'v oe corweniein ; aijij wfujever Uuderiakes
tect ourselves I Our arni rd shun camist enw M contempt I can veu consent to Wa le throtih l" ti'""'c
thit bjstei au tili trv to Dhilo'sobhical . warfare, i able- remnant
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IMHf v ''VTt ia m a v ww V V1SV L & Ul bVlUDtlf -j--... .... hv'km '"-. J I "T, m . 'if- f-', 11 iV. 'r ' , ' ; l
desperate patriotism ; 'in our poormerchants will ai,d C9r,y itli voti tu letoftories and the-sc rn i n'.l ,gaig false boid as a cou'stilationlj Tfti regular soldier tabes S solemn oath to do
find but miserable consQlation i the ruin which of Whigs the- ridicule, ..nd ivhat is. woi s-;, lhe; rreregatiye, but we did not expect to see it so his duty, t- ibey the 6rcers of the officer, set o-w
waits them, arid which will i overtake maiif of j P'tv f lh-world. G starye)aiid be. forgo: ten -iitjr avowed, as it is here, in their cabin':t;ver him- he is jilacel in a sitiation wbich'ena- .
Ihem, in the rafltctiort that the ouccanerrs of the ! but if your spirir should revolt' at this ; if you li tve r('as;l,? . bles bimTc conform to these obligations l'he mtt
country re ennchedj wiille ,1 they kre 'despoiled of Hcse enougii i.o discover, a;id spirit enough to' '.. .If. Oales -J - J he enquires of the i itu.msn when he euttr.s into, actu-il service , takes,
tide' , grow old in po've
itirselves ! Dur arm -tl aIimm' pamvif 'wiim,w and contempt I can
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a tlett ct 74'a, not . n isuuistf." Jfrivatefrinff lHC ve mire or ciepencier.cy, ann owe the miser : r"" ll,v" vviuaiw privileges, vvc nave long.yorauiauon, . accra'ing to tne wen established.
A very popular general in the 1 north west has
as he imagines, ma3e the impbrtit discovery
that men may become soldiers without bcinr
made slnves. If this, general meant that there 'is '
them, by bringing out the truth, vio.; nothing slavish in native" obedience aid' stritVstri
yeu consent to Wade through
f that life to charitv. wiii,-.ha''t(SCrVed lt,e Admlnistranon cond jafing in a 'man-".rules of regular service I cordial! racree withhirA
rv - . J ! -l.il . . . . . . - 3 '. . ' .
their property py the' abandoned policy of their
vn' gveratnsntt .. y . U ...
. Cireat tUmor is making by those wfio brought
the war withe country because' theifrixUh threat
e.i jr towns,, capt-ire our coasters, and tin.
ploy' Indiaos: L ould'have been extremely for
tinate for the .cotintryj if these evils bad been fore-'
$Vi-'-M ISe iva- tik.,kers, at thi time ths ixtntd
eV.ry power of u idv and mind to plunge , us into
tfie wari "-If it is cruel and unchrisiiao in the In
dians to scalp arid tomahawk our people wamlfiev
fall into their hands, who has ;xpa)3edoiir people ! what yo j will suffer
to oe scalped and tomahawked ' Uid Mr.jMadi&riTv
and Mi. M-jnro.,'&nd Mr Galla'itvj imagine, that
wnen we vva.UOiily attacked the Uiitish dominions,
and thre"ateri;d their inhabitant wi:h fire and sword
that those inhabitants, wnether whitei or copper,
coloured, would riot resist us ? DM not the authors
fcf the war know, that India-is would scalp id
tomahawk their enemies ; and that it we made
war uponthem we must expect to be-. treated als
ihey always rreat their foes ? While, therefore, we
deplore the sufferings; and calamities ot tne-mi-Serable
inhabitants of the iwntiers, we wish ihem
to rentember,7hat Uiv-y one indebted fdr-ail those
calarn':iits to the authors of the wr to rvl r. VI adi
sonriTfdTijs laiily have'
llivir'iower,Co';seu3eji very important ques
tion, viz. A;ei they satisfied, to be "Xiutchered,
inertly that our administration may protect lor
eigu vagrants, and flritish deserters 2"
: vVithesivect td the people on the sea coast,
they may fairlytnaulgQ ihematelves in a similar
train of reflectiohs. 1 The administration knew,
wl.tn Uicy forced Congress! W declare war, thatV
if it was rciaecuted for f any length of i me, our
coast would be swept.. They bad evervxreusonto
ax : pi ct, t ha T 1 fwe aUemptt d the conquest of C an al
tla, Great B itain would find us something to do
upon t he Atlantic shore It their vessels are cap
l"edtjind their trade destroyed, they "will have
oppose tyranny under -whatever garb it may 'aa..;cvromilfefi. appointed 5y the Massachusetts I..
urae i whether it be the plain .coat of repubh- ,s,atur ?n th'9 subject appear to have bein di
canism, or the spleudi J robe 'of. royulty ; l" eoU f ted to the number of impressment s-i-us if it
baVenotyet tearneif ,t- .diacrihiinate between a cou,' niake any difirence.;in principle, vhether
people and a cavrse, between men tid pvinciplfs ot m hunvrf.d had been imrnvsse i '" If it
awake ;. attendee your tituatiw; and redress ', '"o-r-HK in ioint of principle, it makes
VGur'itflve. It the mcn-ni ii,n'-i,t-Kl : ! ' CSStfritial
he as e-mpty as your entreaiies.,r.ow.
"I would advise yw, therefore, '"to", cortie to
some hnal opinion upo.j what you can bear, arid
u tne riesent mrm'tnt be lotit.everv i " " ,u" u"c u M IdCt- aies, and Jus
hi rah ; a&d your threats thcii will i U It'rs "7ia toi' gn,caiUriss. as well
the satisfaction of recollecting,, that they have been
Baciitueu at the orders of. JJoaarJarte. If their
towns are laid under contnbatioN or bombarded,
will be in vindication of the important n .tional
principle of protecting foreign vagrants, and . Dri
tish deberteni. rs they hot willing to have their
houses bu'rm, and their families' beggared, that John
Armstrong may be,' at h rfne future day at the
head of a military despoti9m,"-and that .such men
our armies, .nrt h.. nKl r. ac.ia hi ;.. .-t! to have becA imbibedi
9 HWIV V. MJJIJ I, IIIUI III tll9 CtllM-'l
wuu .projects. Lr it lhe; evils they - sutler- are hot
balanced by blessings of this, sort, we know not
1 r j . ' .
ii your uc;ermination oe in
any proportioii to your wrongs, carry your appeal
iroui uie justice, to the tears ol government.
ehg; the milk and water style 'of your last
memorial ; assume a bolder tone decent but
ii"' iruru na uetermined, and ttmfiect the man
some of our own raising, have published1 the ce-
tSrated pun,br ot 6257 0K511 en. igh, and in
figures lrge enough, to makr us co'iclude they
thought that umbers wore of some importance.
Niv, howeer, when it appears, not only by the
documents published by the government them.
sel ves, but by the testimony of a large num'i.rof
the most ctoimlerahle merchants. atd shipTnas
ters in one of the larcest States in the Unn.n.
who would advitc to . more moderation and lon&er !tuat dependence can be placed on thefr asstr-
lions, mat tnur stones oi impressments are lake
And frjildulfjie an.) ' J.:.' 11...
Til, ki t j n- . . .' ' .v. wn.uiaicu ucsiijiicuiy, ana
r 1 n F t h t !i vp w una i lely to .deceive, he gravdy, and with a good dc
5rS!'hA;8d,erS ,wt-udtpeadece, against the.gree of assurance, informs is, that numiev are
w.nn-w.juwy, anuwim. was ueieateii ot no importance. . If the
uuiy uy uic pruaencty tirm.iess, and integrity of
General Washington, is iiht Aenu-il to h ,
made by JOHN 'Mi MS TRONG, then an otlicer
;n the army, lately appointed al Brigadier (Gen
eral, and tlit.i Secretary of War, by Mr. Mad
ison. It would seem as if n, Pcedtnt'of the U
States, who had not a direct eye to the establisli
nient ol a despousm over the-nation, could have
.elicttd a nun to regulate the inditary depart
mem-of -our governavenrriii a t'm.e of war. w ho
bad in such devi-dve language proved himself to
be capbieof utiiipfiLu' ihe most ambitious Dro-
je;ti,..by Tie m-'St diti'i and prolliirale means.
,inn in. wius ate ai . en isieri. w,n hn
' . sikAr-u
ijie4xyerajght and dii tr.i!on of anarmy of fifty
five thousand mc a body audi :ittir, ;rt the close
if , the pres-jnt W4r, to ennble 'him to subvert Hie
government, and place himself at the head of the
Country. ' & ..
f the head of our treasury department, la" a
loreigncr, a l- rehchman' in , -prmtiple, and habit."
. . . 1 If a .
"""Vg piouaiug, ami atci mine r, cornrnand-.
ipg oux. money cdncerns, and e'xfending.his influ
ence through every ccme'r of tye nation. He
once had a deep agtoay in stirring up a desperate
insurrection a'giinst the government. . He has
hewn a resolute devotion 1 1 tin' eninl niii .n
from which his ideas of law and g.vt rnment ai:
Pu iu ic ucin imyiueui onoulj LialMtin arid
Armstrong unite-their poweVs, and oend their
arts and tkeir force, against ' the freedom of the U .
-swes, .tnosc liberties which were
how the account U.to be seul.d. leaS.i.,t ,n, T? 4? l,2erl,eB .which. were rescued from
.K.Vi . i.... u. v .L A . . . - Vdesiruci
i oc coovinrea, mat u is uesi to ctiannje
rahe chnracter of fcur riders; - '
, K. ll;:.Wfl should l,ke' trt know, if Mr. R,hk, . .1 " - vw. v iviauison, or a
- J:rurd, of JVu'.iitl' !fi?utTje9 not ft el a great ah
t icJt'nttat'j iliertna fvtcigr. vaSranU) 'and Brfc
t i i . .
ion oy General was hmirfrih' in 17j ....a
. ... ... oiiu
m i i v, wouia probably stand but a poor chance
f-'r salvation i9 the hands 'of a -Madison, or a
In Philadelphia, there, his been, for Several
years past, an illiterate Irishman, of the name of
uuane. t his man is-distuiguishedrprincipally,
by his impudence, vulgarity, and malice. As it
respects his military character it is believed that
he has neither capacity, nor courage; . Mr. Mad
non, since the rising of Congress,: has nominated
lum an-Adjataat-licri-eral. a'heoriiy qualification,
that we can conceive of lus possessing,' which it
might be supposed would recnmmM h;U .ki
be leved by a multitude .of high othc, is-lhe having m-,s-fouHy calumlna
ople, to. have - been, wit, stj tad General Washington. This trait of character,
flas country, .m the 'Pay- bf j-unfortunaielv, ,as often romr:a iureW
Qual;ica(iona for office A few years since,
there was a brigadier-General la the army-of th.e
United States, by the name of James Wilkiusori
-' '-J-aj.rala.gbrious biaggart, "sorneifi'ng 'like one,
i' jw iiolding the same; commission, by -the name
d-VFex.mdct-Smyth. This- man, Wilkinson,
n.s .lorig been ' ' "believed by a muhitut
veil informed pt
.i.i the service of!
r , 4.r - - -. -. ..-, iiaa uii uiicu Tprovetr'a sure oass--aU
toretrn government. A .riii .imnirtmn f i v. -.i. -j . . . l"33
. ' - - I i . cjuu litiitrc fir :r. i m.n -l
.e.ta.te Ubyo oo.daQbt.that! Madison.. '. , ; ;.7".; r
-f - I . '' :, ' '.. -x.-"- ' 1
se g'cntle 'men can make
this doii'rioe go down, in ell cases, they have a
latitude- much mote broad and bouiudess fliau we
imagined. -7 '"' Ibid.
txuact of a letter from CuI. El P. Gaines of the U. States
my, loilie Adjutant General ot ih. TJ. States. , '
1-oKT Massac, January 20 hf '1313. t;
Geker ai,, 1 had the hcnJrioreceivt on yes
terday your letter of t he 1 6th of last mom h, soli-
ciung my answer to the following, questions, viz.
"Is there now published in the U. S- arimjle
mentary treatise, well adapted for the the discip
line of' the-Militia? : -,- . .
uy wnat uue is such- treatise known f and if
more than one", which is to be nieferced ?
I answer, thatr I know of no Elementary Tretf
use, wmrn 1 consider to be '.well'adaptcd for the
discipline of the militia." f ' . ' - y;;'"
The American - Military Library, written by
Lt.Col. Duane, containi much usefjl matter, and and sea-coast. There to be organized and incor.
.people Qf th?;UuUejL i
pronaoiy possesses more - the character' of the
work sought for, than any other. But it is. too
voluminous. It, is defective, in -some respects
and redunda'nt in others. fAn ; experienced ski 1.
ful o0ittr, or the author, could, I think, with ad
vantage rjd it of one third. of 'its .contents, 'and
could, by making- some additions and corrections,
render the residue of the woik useful and Valua
ble. 'K.: . :, '..;-...:; '. ;
. I am aware that I have already said as much
as miy be deemed strictly pertinent to the ques
tions contained in. your 1 letter ; but considering
the great 'importance Of the subject which prudu
these enqti i rj es, ; j , s.h alJJarustti-be-pa rdoned
for the additional oljsrirvations whic h t take the
liberty through yob' to "addresi- to the honorable
committee on .Military Affairs. H ... ' ..''"
I am fully persuaded th the discipline of the
militia cannot-be effsctecl ! without a radical
chaftge in tl militia: laws. . Even were you to put
into the hands of every cidzen thcCTrjost complete
siystem that human wisdom could devise much
ft hen would be wantin'f? to nrnnari. . r,.
the field. Yru may mark out 'to them in thestron
gest Dolor's which the pen or the "pel -.il "canfacr
or lapguage ponrtray, all the'btarings of military !
sciehceyjt the great secret and main priiig to
render thtm useful would still be wntingi .
Obedience, implicit Obedience must fn,,,.
;belore men can be said to possess disti oliu'e,
fir ought to tane a similar oath,he. engages tr-'
serve honestly and faithfully, and to obey the or
ders of the President and the orders of 'he officer
set over him. But be often takes up n, Kimselt
to evade every duty he. williot deign; to fta
such' a stave as to conform to the solemn obff
gations under which he had agreed to serve tli
pu'c ; - - ; ' . : f.;;
If the honest, faithful, discharge, of important
constitutional duties niust subject me to the epi
thet slave, cheerfully' I accept it. I do not covet
that liberty which is founded in disobedieuce, "
perjury and ruin to the vital interest of my coun
try andyet I am sure that even this v& erai him-
self cannot feel a gteater aversion to slavery or
a more honest regard fpr. rational constitutional
republican: liberty than does the humble individu
al who now adressses you Permit me however
to add that thenc observations are not by any means .
intended to effect the just reputation of the gen- y
tral hzh wliom I have no personal acquain- 1
thce. & against whom I feel tio sort of ill will i
but on the contrary have long considered' him as
a man of much real worth '. '
I now take thu h'oer'y to 6agget a system by
which me, militia of the , (J.. States, may I think he
rmdertfl formidable -and- resprxtableX. I have -t
bought much uporl the subject -but it is not vith'
out grea'-itfidence that I venture torlfer the re
sult of my reflections The appiThensiori that I
should subject myself to the charge of arrogance
of m-sdness, wluch has heretofore kep me silent,
has at lengm given way to the. persuasion that, the
present state of the unmtry would form an apolo
gy for Uie liberty I take to offer my plan and even
should it bedisapproved.orit might ncverthelesa
contain some useful hint . . -
L t Congress pass law rrqviiring from tim err
to time such numbers of young unmarried men
from each state, as Congress or the -President'
may prescribeccoiding to the strength or hum-,
her' of inhitbitahiool the states respectively, to be .
mn.ku,l . .1 . . r t
iiiaii-jic j iy uis uumary ptjsts on tne irotriera
poratecl as much as possible with the regular trro- V
now in service ahd ta serve as regulars or regu
lar m.dtia for two orlhrte years ; a certaiu por
tion to be successively' cslled out and relic vrI :
from time to time. -This may be obrtcted to a-3.
savoring too much of the Frenr h conscri pt sy stem i
1 nere seems however to be no occasion for re
gat-ding particujaily any existing system of ei'her'
10 P?. ,Jl?llla 1 'Li? JLX other foreign nation
We must consult our ioliticd ins(ituiiona ami
the, genius of the 'American people. ,
; In these respects we happily differ from allov
ther parts ..of the'-' globe out- military svsterrf
Let this s stem be adopted at, first' on a small
scale, and I have no doubt that , it will soon be
found to be the most economical and elficient sv-
lem or aetence that can be e vised, and I am
firmly perauaded that it wijl nn'ty require ones.n
two years experience to ensure to"it'me f iMirrha- '
tion of nioe-tenths of the people of tffo "tThtted
StattSj and in that time every otlie.iVmilitia' system'
will be Seen to br useless, and vu:l be ubolisliwh
I should have looked into the history of Ileuub-
Tics in vain, not to beawa're of the dancerf lart.
standing armies j but who ran for a moment be
lieve that such an, army rn regular militia;' alter- .
nately going. from aiiH rptiirning-ta ihe bos-un of
their friends in every 2part.of-.jbe oniori, can btf
considered as dangerous to cu?l Ii?public f Nff ;