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ked invasion, against which the friendship and protection of Great Britain forms our best barrier and security.

“ BE IT KNOWN, Therefore, That in the town of Charlottesville, at an entertainment, Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States, lately drank the following toast :-"IRELAND-May she • soon burst her fetters, and take her rank among “ the free republics of the earth.”

“ And it is submitted particularly to the consideration of the Senate, of whom said Thomas Jefferson is at present President, and also to the Representatives in Congress, and the citizens in general, how far such conduct comported with true patriotism, and the duties and dignity of the second officer of government: and whether such open avowal, in so elevated a station, of a wish to see the dismemberment of an empire, with which we are connected by the ties of interest, and treaties of amity and commerce, has not a direct tendency to weaken those bonds, to excite disgust, suspicion and complaint in that government, whose friendship, under existing circumstances, is of all others most necessary to be cultivated, because most essential to our safety.

“ If any one will make the following supposition and answer it, he will in such answer have a true estimate of Jefferson's conduct.

Suppose when the Western counties had orgaa nized their insurrection, the Chancellor of England, at a political dinner, had publickly drunk: -“The Western COUNTIES-May they soon “ burst their fetters, and take their rank as an in

dependent republic;" and suppose England at that time threatened with the hostility of a natic, with whom she had little prospect of successfully coping, without the aid and co-operation of Ame

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rica-In what light would you view the Chancellor's conduct ?"

As an Englishman, I will answer. - I should look upon him as CAPABLE OF WRITING A LETTER TO MAZZEI; and that seems to me to be the exact point of democratic perfection.

Poor JerFERSON ! you may wish and drink, and drink and wish. You may swallow down all the blood that your beloved France has spilled for these six years past. You may wish in one hand and spew in the other, and see which will be full first; but you will never wish the Kingdom of Ireland into a Republic. The philosophical, corresponding traitors in that country, are detected; and, that they may undisturbed enjoy their profound speculations, they are, for the most part, raised to situations, far above the groveling sons of earth.-The base herd, whom they inveigled from their loyalty, were not, indeed, on the 'gth of June last, quite all disposed of; but long 'ere this reaches the eye of their dear friend Jefferson, they will have been applied to the only purpose for which traitors are fit:

-TO FATTEN THE EARTH OR GARNISH A GAL

LOWS.

O‘Carey's Gazette.-Amongst the many deaths which have happened lately, there is one, which must give satisfaction to every honest man. I mean that of the vile O'CAREY'S VILE GAZETTE. The grim tyrant seemed to be crawling on it a long time ago, and the change of weather, last Thursday morning, about the hour of seven, carried it off this troublesome scene.

It expired like a demon, vomitting forth execrations against Great Britain and the Federal Government, and encouraging the United Irishmen to hope for ultimate success in their infernal underta

king. king.–The following passage is worth copying ; not as it shows the disposition of the vile editor; but as it will furnish ihe officers of government with valuable information.

Extract of a letter from our correspondent at Wilmington, dated August 27.--Yesterday i went “ to Newcastle, to obtain what information I could “ from the passengers of the Abigail ; they had one

paper which I could not procure, but sat down " and took the following extract for your use. “ Their verbal accounts were, that when they left “ Belfast (June 6th), the province of Ulster was « quiet, but was daily expected to be in a state of “ rebellion, that the night before they left that, some of them assisted in conveying 250 tents to an eminence neur Belfast, called the Cove Hill, for the use of the United Irishmen, which were im

mediately to be occupied by them; that Samuel 6. Neilson of Belfast, was not taken up (as reported reconnoitring Newgate) but that he had join« ed the rebels in the south.'

Thus, we see, that of the last cargo of Irish, landed in this country, there are some, at least, who have fled from the hands of justice in their own, and who are, most undoubtedly, ready to join their brethren, who were here before, in their attempts in favour of France. This is the greatest evil of the Irish Rebellion. The villains will be defeated at home. By this time, they are skulking in corners to shelter themselves from the bayonet and the rope; but, they will steal off thither. The avaricious captains of vessels will admit them on board, and, while the Alien Law remains a dead letter, as it hitherto has done, they will find no difficulty in getting on shore. America will thus become peopled with rebels, who have once raised the standard of bloody France, and who will be ready to do it again, the moment an opportunity shall serve.

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In some sort, this will be no more than a just punishment on the States. For twenty years past, a very great majority of the public papers here have been labouring, as often as occasion offered, to render the people of the whole British Empire discontented with their government, and particularly those of Ireland. Every art has been made use of, by individuals and by societies, to invite the malecontents to cross the ocean. I am not at all hazarding an asssertion, when I say, that the violent proceedings in Ireland, which have at length called forth the vengeance of government, were not so much owing to the example or the encouragement of France, as to the sure prospect of impunity, and almost of reward, by flight to these shores. --The country, where Priestley was received with addressess, where HAMILTON ROWAN was announced amidst the shoats of a town meeting, at which a Chief JUSTICE presided; where CALLENDER made a merit of having escaped from the gallows in Scotland, and of being honoured on his arrival with the friendship of the then Secretary of State ; the country, I say, that gave this shameful approbation of Biitish and Irish criminals, has little reason to complain of their insolence, their perfidy, or their violence, when directed against itself.

Webster again!!-I have long suspected, and even said, that pedagogue WEBSTER, of NewHaven (formerly of New-York), was a tool of the French despots. He is now publishing a pretended correspondence, which puts the fact beyond controversy.

This correspondence he pretends he received from a very well informed friend, and he tells his readers, they may place a perfect reliance on what he says. Having thus given it all the credibility in

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his power, by way of preface, he proceeds to copy. His correspondent is represented as living in Prussia, of whose monarch he appears to be a subject, and a very loyal one too, for he has been able to discover what no one else ever did, and that is, a vast deal of mildness, generosity, and uprightness in the King of Prussia, whom he praises on various accounts, but particularly for his having assisted to frustrate the projects of England, and for his friendship towards France.

The Emperor of Russia, for having, I suppose, adopted a line of conduct exactly the opposite, is styled “the most absolute and tyrannical despot." Webster must set his readers down as fools, or he never would have ventured to publish this absurd trash for authentic European information.

But, the most valuable part of the correspondence, and that which most satisfactorily proves the nefarious views of Webster, is, the remarks on the revolutionizing of Switzerland, which are too curious to be omitted here.

« The revolution of Switzerland is now com

pleted. As unjust and cruel as it was from the “ French, it is an event which was to be wished for

long ago. The interior government of that country was full of abuse and oppression. For example, in the best governed canton, Zuric, a man

living in the country, was forbidden to educate “ his son for a trade, for commerce, or for sci“ ence-Still more cruel and profligate was the go“ vernment of Vellein, where murder and assassi“ nation was common, and protected and expia“ ted by the clergy for money, IVe hope that a

more fixed, uniform, and powerful government will

promote their happiness, when the present mode “ of nefarious intrusion upon them, shall be for

gotten. The Cantons of Uri, Underwalden, Zag, and Glarus, excited by the Roman clergy

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