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Bank Stock, at its value, 1,110,000 of stating the account, it clearly appears
that the debt has in fact been diminilhed. 8,739,280 46 It is perhaps of little importance wheth
er the one or the other of the preceding True amount of debt, Jan.
views is taken of the public debt, as the 1, 1798, Dolls. 67,627,338 36 result in either case will be highly favour
able to the financial operations of the gove From whence it results, that if the ernment. The committee, however, has amount of debt on the ist of January, 1800, inclined to the opinion, that the debt, as it is contrasted with the debt on the ift of has been liquidated and funded by the govJanuary, 1790, it will appear that the debt ernment, after deducing the amount of has diminished by the sum of 1,092,841 funds which arose. prior to the Ist of dollars and 48 cents ; or if it is compared January, 1791, ought to be considered as with the debt of January itt, 1791, the debt constituting the true amount of debt, with has diminished by the sum of 3,972,878 which the present government has been dollars and 66 cents : so that in either inode charged by the Constitution.
BOSTON, APRIL, 1800.
HYMENEAL. MARRIED, IN this town, Mr. Elijah Williams, to At Springfield, Mr. James Byers, jun, Miss Rebecca Armstrong.
merchant, to Miss Sophia Dwight, daugkCapt. John Powell, to Miss Susannah ter of Jonathan Dwight, Esq. King, of Portsmouth.
At Watertown, Dr. Walter Hunnewell, Mr. Daniel Packard, to Miss Agnes Orr. to Miss Susan Cook. Capt. Israel Loring, to Miss Sally Lebay. At Cambridge, Mr. Samuel Morse, of
Mr. William Whall, jun. to Miss Maria Boston, to Miss Eliza Barnard. Jane Stokes.
At Salem, Mr. Samuel Chever, to Miss At Portland, Mr. John Warrer, to Miss Hannah Clark. Rebecca Burnham.
At Newbury, Mr. Daniel Wells, to Miss At Philadelphia, Mr. John C. Browne, Rebecca Ruffèi. to Miss Hannah Lloyd.'
At Leominster, Mr. Israel Nichols, to Miss Mr. Stephen Payran, to Miss Eliza Etris, Esther Gowing.
At Providence, Mr. Wm. Blodget, jun. At Bedford, Mr. Matthew Pollard, to merchant, to Miss Mary Ann Power. Mrs. Elizabeth Lane, after a long and
Mr. Joseph Brown, of Bristol, to Miss moderate courtship of only 25 years. Catherine Metcalf, of Providence.
At Nantucket, Mr. Barzilla Wyer, to Maj. Jona.Tiffany, to Miss Nancy Pitman. Miss Elizabeth Russel.
At Barnstable (Mafl.) Mr. Lemuel Brada Mr. Fohri Emmett, to Miss Lydia Pollard. ford, of Portland, to Miss Hitty Hinckley, Mr. 'Thad. Hussey, to Miss Phebe Chase. of the former place.
In South Friends' Meeting-House, Mr. At Higham, Rev. Peter Whitney, to Abishai Gardner, to Miss Eunice Coleman. Miss Jane Lincoln.
Mr. Reuben Dow, to Miss Elizabeth At Newton, Mr. Thomas Hastings, mer Bunker, chant, to Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson, of Cam Mr. Alexander Folger, to Miss Rebecca bridge.
OBITUARY. DIED, IN this town, Capt. Mungo Mackay, jun. At Augufia (Lincoln county, state of aged 35.
Georgia) The celebrated Andrew Weft. Capt. Hezekiah Welch, aged 71, Mate "At Charleston (S. C.) Mrs. Frances Bass, of the Maffachusetts Revenue Cutter. wife of Capt. J. Bass. Mr. Aaron McLintock, aged 38.
At Philadelphia, Tench Francis, Esq. Mrs. Mury Woodcock.
Purveyor of the United States, aged 69. Mrs. Mary Ingraham, aged 87.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence, wife of the At Medford, Ebenezer Hall, Esq. aged 63. Hon. John Lawrence, Fiq. Senator of the At Salem, Mr. Joseph Bowditch, aged 42. United States from the state of New At Braintree, Caleb Hayward, Esq. Æt.48. York.
At Nantucket, Mrs. Lydia Folger, con the Rev. William Feffenden, of that place, fort of Capt. John Folger, aged 75. in the 20th year of his age, after a con
At Chitmark, Mr. Samuel Mahew, Æt.89. sumptive illness of about five months; durAt New-York, Mary, wife of Dr. Ste ing which he exhibited a striking example phen Ward.
of patience, fortitude, and refignation ; he At Hanover (N. H.) Mrs. Marble, wife was more anxious for his friends, and the of Mr. Thomas Marble, aged 69; fell from trouble he gave them, than for himself ; her chair when engaged in conversation, and wished to live that he might reward and instantly expired.
them, more than for his own enjoyment; At Lebanon (N. H.) Mr. Mitchell; though much emaciated, his mental faculdrowned in attempting to cross Connecti ties thone with their usual luftre. Sensible cut River on a raft.
of his approaching diffolution, he spake of At Wei-Hørtford. (Conn.) when on a his situation with religious and philofophivisit from Johnitown (New-York) Mr. cal calmness; often requesting his weeping Daniel Horfner, aged 52. He went to bed friends to dry their tears ; reminding them in apparent health, and was found a corpfe that he could die but once ; that he should in the morning
be happy in life or death; and that they At Gorham, Mrs. Sarah Foster, aged 99. muft foon follow their departing friend. At Milford, Ezekiel Cornell, Eiq. aged In him were united those qualities which 68 ;-late of Scituate (R. 1.) He served bid fair to form an eminent and good mar. several yerrs in our Revolutionary War as He possessed talents for the fanciful and a Brigadier-General; and has fustained sev- profound; a retentive mind; a thirst for cral civil offices.
improvement, and an uncommon share of At Saratoga (New-York) Mrs. Rachel information. In his friendship, he was sinHarris, relict of the late Timothy Harris, cere; persevering in his pursuits ; of an Esq. aged 80; a woman of strict piety, amiable dispolition ; easy and manly in his and the prolongation of whose life seemed deportment. He was comely in life, and the benignant smile of her God, upon her died serenely, with full confidence of a numerous offspring.
happy immortality ; leaving his affectionAt Russel, Mr. Noah Burt, of South ate family, and many friends, to bemoan ampton, aged 66. He was drowned in his untimely end. attempting to cross Westfield-River on horseback.
Untimely gone, like some sweet fragrant flow'r At Alftead, Mr. Jonas Newton, aged 56. Whoje leaves expand within the lonely groue,
That grew, unnotic'd, by fome jeady bow'r ; At Knoxville, Wm. Blount, Esq. aged 56, Whofe native fragrance fils each breast with formerly Governor of Tennessee, and Sen
But soon the blefting wind flies o'erthevale, [love, ator of the United States.
It droops--it falls-it withers in the field.: At Sutton, Deac. Willis Hall, and his Wife; the latter aged 74, died on the 7th, No charms but virtue flourish o’er his grave.
So fade the fair, the beauteous, and the branie, and the former, aged 84, on the roth April : they were both interred in one DROWNED-At Belfaji, Mr. Wiggins grave.
Taylor. At Chransion, Capt. Ph. Sheldon, aged 90. His widow is 86 years old, and his pofterity 86 in number.
In England, George Stevens, Esq. the At Windbam, Mr. John Sweet, aged 74. brightest star in that constellation of ge
At North-Yarmouth, Capt. Wm. Weeks, nius and seience, formed of Pope, Theoaged 70.
bolk, Rowe, Warburton, Garrick, JohnAt Freeport, Mrs. Betsey Soul, wife of fon, Capel and Malone. As a critic, he Capt. Jola Soul.
left every competitor, even Johnson himself, At Pallamaquaddy, Capt. Jonathan Brad far behind him. ford, nafter of the packet of that town. At Sligo (Ireland) Mary Coan, aged
At Brownfield, on the 22d ult. of the 106, a servant, living the last 20 years in dropsy, Mrs. Eliza Brown, widow of Hen one family. She retained her hearing, ry Young Brown, Esq. late of that place, fight, and mental faculties to the last modeceased; in the 70th year of her age. ment of her life.
At Hebron (Conn.) Deac. Ifaac Ford, in In Scotland, J. Anderson, a tinker, aged an advanced age, full of good deeds, and much lainented.
At Compas (in Hungary) a Shepherd, At Fryeburg (Maine) on the 19th ult. aged 126. He never eat meat, sublifting Mr. Caleb Page Feilenden, fecond son of entirely on milk, butter, and cheese.
COLUMBIAN PHENIX OFFICE, MAY, ideo.
JOSEPH HAWKINS & DANIEL TILLOTSON HAVE connected themselves, in company, solely for the purpose of conducting this publication ; which will be done in future, under the name and form of HAWKINS and TILLOTSON, and all communications, orders, or directions, relating to the same, are to be made to that firm. Those, whose experience or difcernment has painted to them the difficulties, in which an Editor is involved, which grow out of the determination of some not to be pleased, and the misfortune of othets never to be plealed, they know not wherefore,---will readily perceive the necessity of literary counsel and allift
Circumstances, more than Nature, make one great and respectable, and another weak and contemptible ;~-fancy and caprice, more than judgment and fentiment, proclaiin one thing Ton-iso and another Gothic. Friendship rarely extends to more than a dinner and a segar. Genius and talents are thought too precious to cast into an ebbing strean. Then how can we address literary friends, who lo soon forget us, -or expect their aid, when we are conscious their aid must help to supply the current of our success? But whatever can be effected by diligence, perfeverance, and study, we confidently promise to a candid and lettered public, who, we doubt not, will smile on our laudable endeavors, whether crowned with good fortume, or hified to oblivion.
JOSEPH HAWKINS. DANIEL TILLOTSON:
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THOSE Gentlemen, who have politely informed us what ought to be done, we conGider as having done it themselves, as we are ever ready to profit by good advice. . The one who desires an insertion of a British Eulogy on the “ first of men,” we
cond not gratify for want of room. Extract Or A Critique, on “ Rhyme," we hope will not displease our jingling reada Thofe of them who are content with homely Prose, will like it. TYTERE TU-hold! I like to
To explain it, or else 'twere the d.
Proffered communications from the Gentleman, in Newbury, we gratefully ackr.bwl edge:
An Eulogy in MS. came too late even for consideration, this month. : When we received “ The Laugher," we laughed--but we are fober now.
Affectionate Lines, on the Death of a Friend, are prettily written. We for diy anticipate further favours from this fair Poeteis, and her learned connexions.
Philo's amours might inítruct a rovice; båt we fincy most of our readers bzave felt in degree, what he aficas to suffer in the extreme. His case is wretched; our fympathy must be his consolation.
The “ Editor's Well-Wifer” has our thanks, and when he has eurned it," he ha!! have his “ bread and cheefe.”
A HISTORY OF A VOYAGE TO THE COAST OF AFRICA,
and TRAVELS into the Interior of that Country ; containing particular Descriptions of the Climate and Inhabitants, and interesting Particulars concerning the Slave Trade. By JosEPH HAWKINS, formerly of New-York.
(Continued from page 307.) THE opening of the morning was with marks of surprise, but without
the signal for our rising. Hav- the least appearance of violent ining dressed our neceffary provisions tentions. In the mean time, the of goat's flesh over night, we refresh- other party had approached us at ed as appetite required, and after some distance behind, where they bathing in an adjacent rivulet, we also stood fixed with admiration. :: proceeded on our journey. After My unacquaintance with the temtwo hours travel along the skirt of per of the people, and judging of an irregular hill, we discovered at their ferocity by circumstances that fome distance several of the natives, belonged to the severe character of scattered apart with bows and ar the favages of the American Lakes, tows: these Hurdee informed me I suggested to my companion my were in pursuit of game. We en- fears of their intentions being hostile : deavoured to gain the covert of the he made answer they were friends, wood, but they had also perceived and left me little opportunity for furus, and had formed into two par- ther consideration, when he advancties, one of which presented them- ed towards them in a flow pace; I selves in our way, and appeared dif- followed him in the same manner. posed to dispute our passage through. When we had reached the party the path into which we had turned. in front within about twenty paces, They stood for a considerable time Hardee spoke to them in their own Ss
language; they appeared much pleaf- .ed of some recent mischief commited, and approached us without fur- ted in that neighbourhood, and Hurther reserve ; the second party foon dee suggested that the destruction of after joined us likewise.
this snake with our fire arms would My companion informed them be at once easy to us, and highly of the propufed extent of our jour-agreeable to our good natured fellowney; they expreffed much surprise travellers. at our undertaking a journey of such We accordingly loaded our guns length, with fo few in number, and with two balls each, and having takthrough countries thickly infested by en a convenient position so as to fire bearts of prey ; this latter part of together, we perceived, from the their information, however, was con- noise, and the blood flowing down cealed from me at that time. A the trunk of the tree, that it was feparty of these negroes proposed to verely wounded. It presently made. accompany us part of our route, to a molt hideous noise, and vented its which we affented, and the whole rage on the branches of the tree, company partook of refreshment which having torn in various direcabout noon. -At 4 o'clock in the tions, gave us a more clear view of. evening, as we ascended a hill mark- his violent struggles. ed by beaten pathways, the ferenity I was not perfe&tly satisfied as to of the sky, and the stillness of the our safety from its rage, and preparair caused me to notice the violented to complete its destruction by anagitation of a tree at: some distance other disc!rarge. The negroes, who before us, on the first of a shady had seen with astonishment the efcluster: I pointed it out to the feet of our arms, had retired to fome. guide and to the negroes ; they distance behind us; we fired a fecdrew me out of the path into a more. ond time, and the monster fell gasp-open one, and I learned the follow- ing to the ground, where it lay a few ing particulars of a large snake, minutes apparently dying; but sudwhose beauteous folds, but cumbrous denly collecting the vigour of despeforn, I could discern upon approach-ration and torture, threw itself into ing it at a safe distance.
various forms ; now it collected itThis species of snake grows to the self, blood flowing from its wounds, length of 24 fees being in diame- in knots and circles, erafhing and ter from fix to eight inches; its back breaking the young faplings that is of a deep green, intermingled with grew within his circuit ; exhausted luminous colours, and its belly of a by its struggles and the loss of blood, lighter hade ; its motions are now, the negroes approached and helped therefore not dangerous if discover to complete the catastrophe with ed in time by the traveller. It seiz- their arrows; Hurdee employed his es its prey by stratagem, climbing hanger, and assisted in cutting off lofty trees close to the pathways of fuch parts of the animal as they men and cattle : these it attacks by chose, which they did with exultawinding its tail-round the trunk of tion : they each took such parts as the tree, and letting its fure folds fall suited them, and night approaching, on the object it means to destroy ; we were constrained to seek a conafter crushing it to death in the in- venient place of rest.
Our fellowAant of surprise, it devours its vi&tim travellers resolved to spend the night at leisure. The negroes complain- with us, which gave me considera