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Observer answered,

113 Hillyar, captain, correspondence with Captain

368
Patrons of the Examiner,

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President's message,
829 Hindman, J. report,

188
65. 132 History of the Examiner,


Prospects,

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Republicanism,

392 Holland constitution, 215. 231. 247. 262. 280
Risum teneatis,
319 Holmes' letter to Croghan,

277

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Saratoga Journal,

201 Hull, general, to the people,
Siminons's removal,

· 135
State of parties,

369

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Treaties,

185
Impressments, British pamphlet, ,

415
lection, general canvass,
75 Instructions to our ministers,

402
rie, fort, battle of,
277 Intercourse with the enemy,

251
ssex frigate,
127. 153 Jackson, general, letter,

996
British account,
303 Jones, governor's message,

107
XTRACTS.
Albany Gazette,

311

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Register,

5:17
Baltimore American,
139 Laurence, major, letter,

396
Telegraph,
138 Letter from Paris,

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Boston Daily Advertiser,
77. 106. 139 London Pilot,

148
Gazette,

819
Times,

149
Chateaubriand,

89

Morning Chronicle,
Cobbett,
108. 121 Louisiana, governor's proclamation,

46
Columbian,
306. 318 Luyonada to the British minister,

27
Connecticut Courant,

79
remarks,

345

M
Evening Post,
63. 11%. 211. 372

854
Federal Republican,

Macomb's, general, letter,
68. 312

866
Halifax Recorder,

orders,

142
London Pilot,
148 Madison's Island,

266
Times,
149 Mayor's charge,

370
Morning Chronicle,

ib. Massachusetts, governor's, message,
Mediateur,

committee report, 978

35
Mercantile Advertiser,

22

speech,
Messenger,

58
36. 169. 217

answer of the house,
senate,

72
National Advocate,
806. 318.345

356
National Intelligencer,

general orders,

20
New-York Gazette,

22
Mercantile Advertiser,

325
Norfolk Register,

Message of the president,
40

36. 169. 217
Raleigh Star,
311 Messenger, Boston,

143
Rhode Island American,
61. 312 Militia, quotas apportioned,

125
Rotterdam paper,

34 Moreau, general,
madame,

126
Saratoga Journal,
201

242
Trenton American,

Morgan, major, report,
319

283
United States Gazette,

Morris, Charles, letter,
311
Gouverneur, ation,

117
Virginia Patriot,
Washingtonian,

129
Mummaism,
125

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National Advocate. 17. 21. 129. 306.918, 845
federalists, British opinions,

872
National Intelligencer,

20
Federal Republican,
68.312 New England,

S46
Fisheries, Newfoundland memorial,

56
Newfoundland, memorial, fisheries,

56
Evening Post on the,

113. 211

NEW-JERSEY.
Observer on the,

82. 145. 823
Burlington resolutions,

839
France, Constitution,

196
Friends of peace resolutions,

269
list of peers,

207

address,

558
85
proclamation, the Seine department,

256

Governor's general orders,
Frertā ir tiuence,

137
New Hampshire, governor's speech,
answer of the senate,

93
G

house,

94
Eain 'brigadier general, letters,

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303
orders, general,

22

219. 222

75

277

governor's general orders,

304
division orders,

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honourable W. circular,

election,

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218 Rotterdam paper,
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204 Royal education in Sweden,
Proceedings of common council, 201 Rush, attorney-general, letter,
Public meeting,

209
remarks on,

210

S
Resolutions of committee of defence, 206

Saratoga Journal,
remarks on,

ib. Scott, general, letter,
Wendover's resolutions,

209

Seine, proclamation of department,
New-York Gazette,

22 Serurier to Frenchmen, notice,
NEW-YORK STATE.

Sheriffs of New York,
Comptroller's report,

399 Simmons, William, removal,
Governor's proclamation,

256 Smith, governor's speech,
speech,

343 Smith, general S. letter,
Niagara falls, battle of,

248 Spanish Cortes, proceedings,
Norfolk Register,

40 Spain, King Ferdinand's decree,
North, general, address,

320 State of parties,
Notice, Serurler to Frenchmen,

80 Stockton's address,

Striker, brigadier-general, letter,
0

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Observer,

13. 81. 145 Sweden, education of prince of,
answered,

113
Ode in honour of Commodure Perry,

16

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Odes in honour of Washington,

64
Ode, Washingtou Guards,

311 Talleyrand,
Lord Byron's,

189 Treaties between the allies,
Orange, prince of, proclamation,

26

allies and Napoleon,

England and Prussia,
P

France and Austria,
Pacificus,
395. 428. 429

England,
i atrons of the Examiner,

368

Prussia,
Peace, not probable,
3. 18. 67. 260

Russia,
Peers, French,

207

reflections on,
Pennsylvania, governor's, general order, 256 Treasury report,
Philadelphia, a slight touch,

4 Trenton American,
Porter, Captain, correspondence with Captain
Hillyar,

158

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declaration,

142
letter,

153 United States Gazette,
Porter, P, B. letters,

187.399 Usher, captain, letter,
President's messages,

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remarks,

329
proclamations, 160. 219. 275. 402 Vermont, governor, proclamation,
Prince Regent's speech,

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speech,
Prisoners, exchange of,

226 Virginia Patriot,
Prospects, our present,

65. 132
Public credit,

79

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War, declaration of,
Raleigh Star,

311 Washington City, capture of,
Regent, prince, speech,

384 Washington, general, odes in honour of,
Reindeer, captured,

383 Washingtonian,
Republicanism,

$92 Wasp and Reindeer,
Rhode Island American,

61. 312 Wendover's resolutions,
governor's message,

107 Wilkinson, general, his defence,

106
110
321
111
176
183
ib.
ib.
185
362
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246

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419
219. 292

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VOL. II.

NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1814.

NO. 1.

A HISTORY OF

AND PRESENT CONDITION OF THE EX-

AMINER.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED, EVERY SATURDAY, against them, many. It could hardly be

BY BARENT GARI NIER, foreseen that the same people who should
NO. 34 CEDAR-STREET;

join in the general verdict of unfitness,
At FIVE DOLLARS per annum ; payable by city

as it regarded him, could differ as to the
subscribers, at the end of six months from the unfitness of those who had employed him;
publication of the first number, (October especially as they persisted in scattering
25, 1813,) and by others, IN ADVANCE. through every part of the country the

All the numbers may be had, from the most overwhelming proofs of their inca-
commencement.

pacity.

From these considerations alone, there
THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS,

seemed, in my humble understanding, to
result a duty, which no honest man could

be at liberty to disregard : the duty of
After the disgraceful termination of the
campaign of 1812, and especially at the using his best endeavours to rescue his

country from the misrule of these pigmy
commencement of the autumn of 1813, it

politicians, who could, evidently, be no
became palpable to every man whom un-

more trusted with the conduct of the war
due prejudice and passion had not blinded
to the perception of plain truth and fact, with edged tools. It became a most im-

we were plunged in, than children could
that the administration of the general go-perative duty to endeavour to save our
vernment was as incapable of devising

country from the consequences of such mis-
any thing like a skilful and successful

rule. Among these consequences were
plan of territorial warfare, as its command-
ing generals were, for the most part, un-

Enormous and increasing national debt;

Usurious interest, becoming annually
qualified to execute it. It had now there-
fore become evident, that this knot of more and more usurious and exorbitant;
politicians, called the administration, had

Universal and oppressive and never
been as little able to preserve peace and

ending taxation;
its blessings to the country, allowing, for

Defeat upon defeat;
argument's sake, that the war was a just

Loss upon loss;
one,) as they were incapable of asserting

Disgrace upon disgrace; involving, in
the rights of our country, by arms. It

one word,
had been ascertained, that they were un-

The prostration of the national strength;
fit for peace ; more unfit for war. They

The prostration of the national charac-
had given us evidences, repeated and ir- ter; and
resistible, of an imbecility, as unexampled

The probable bankruptcy of the na-
as it had been calamitous. The guilt oftional government.
Hull, whether it consisted in cowardice, If the duty of doing all an American
or folly, was certainly not more palpable, could do, to save his country from such
than that of the administration which had evils, was imperative, it was not less pro-
employed him. He had been found defi- bable that in so plain a case, an honest
cient in a single operation : the adminis- people, or even if not honest, a people
tration in almost every one which they had faithful merely to their own interests,
Contrived. Against him could be alleged might be prevailed upon, to dismiss ser-
onc act, to prove him infit for contoand : vants, thus wofully incompetent.

There had been long perceived, and by structed. In all things else, Americans most men, with regret, in the political were healthy, strong, active, patient, per: papers of the time, a style of resentful and severing: but then they could not endure acrid controversy, from which no good the fatigue, the dreapful torture of read. consequences could possibly result. The ing long pieces! Accordingly long pieces, exercise of the understanding seemed to in which alone, by the hye, we can expect have been deemed of far less importance, to have political subjects fully and satisChan" the kcen encounter of men's wils." factorily investigated and concluded, long

It was the peculiar characteristic of pieces were laid aside by most editorial nearly all who wrote on either side, that artillerists, and every where they were they seemed to write as if they were al- found popping about them with their small ways in anger ; taking infinitely more arms; sometimes, it is to be allowed, anzains to be ugly, as the children say, than noying and vexing their adversaries; but to be wise; delighted more to display without any prospect, or even hope of their own talents, than to spread around ever breaking into their encampment. them useful information, and good natur- I do not deny that these have their use; ed counsel.

but it is to be regretted that while yoų An exception, among a few others, an find every little quizzing paragraph, some exception worthy of all respect and imi- light and pleasant conceit, or biting sartation, might however be found in the casm, travelling the rounds of all the pa, writings of John LOWELL, Esq. of Boston, pers ; soine paragraph

" that shows one the author of The Farmer's Letters, pub- hasty spark, and then is cold again;" such lished in the first volume of this work. writings as Mr. Lowell's, freighted with Let the recent elections of Massachusetts powerful facts, and pressing upon the untestify the good, the great and important derstanding with irresistible force; wriand lasting good, which speculations of tings whose efficacy is equal to the politisuch a character are calculated to pro- cal redemption of the nation; are thrown duce. And let our own elections bear aside, though read with delight, because testimony to the very different results they are so long. For people will not which are consequent on a different mode read them; they are very good : but, O of writing.

dear, they are so long! Sush, however, as the political essays There never was a greater mistake, nor were, good or bad, whether calculated to a greater libel on the American people be useful from the mildness, candour and They will read; they delight in reading; force of their reasoning, or the bitterness and especially in reading politics. And of their sarcasm, these essays were few. they will read long pieces ; no matter how And among the few that were good, but long, if they are only good! the longer very few were republished elsewhere, un- the better. But they will not read long less they were short ; and then there pieces, unless tủey are tolerably well writseems to have been but little concern ton. They will not, for instance, read four whether they were good or not. An idea or five columns, in which one or two had obtained, and that very generally, small ideas are purposely beaten out, like that people would not read pieces, unless a bit of gold into a leaf of the greatest posdhey were short ; the shorter the better. sible surface. They will not, to be sure, In other words, that the American intel- take down warm water by the quart ; but Ject had become so effeminate, so nice, then it does not therefore follow, that they 30 enervated, that although it could bear are unwilling to refresh themselves with a to be tickled, it could not bear to be in good long draught of sound cider or ale

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