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“ 350. I am fearful Christie will be elected; “ great pains have been taken by him and his
party, making beef feasts, &c. in every corner « of the county, and preaching up opposition to " the government, sedition law, heavy taxes, “ standing army, &c. and to the poorer class, that ** Thomas's party wishes, and have said that they “ had the poor under, and they would keep them 6.50—they have got a great proportion of this
county, very much disaffected to our govern" ment, 'and its administration, and I think the “ French might, at this time, safely calculate on “ three fourths of this county, willing to become “ tributary to them; how it is in the counties of “ Cecil and Kent, I cannot so well judge ; but the “French interest has always been considerable « there, as well as here.
“ If a man in this county was to set up, and - openly declare himself in favour of, and in the " interest of, the Directory, I really believe, he “ would have the greater part of the votes in this “ county. Christie does not so openly declare " himself a tool of the Directory, and thereby dę- '. “ ceive some good disposed people."
From Russell's Boston Gazelte.-" The leaders of the Frenchified party in the United States, do not despair of final success, they expect yet to accom-. plish their horrid views, by means of French intrigue. Some diplomatic spy will probably be sent over, ten thousand lies be told, the bare hearing one of which will make us deserving the fate of Switzerland. The sans-culotte minister, the moment he arrives, ought to be re-embarked, and sent back to the five-headed monster--we have nothing to gain, and every thing to lose by a new treaty with modern Carthage. Thank God, we have hap
pily got rid, by act of Congress, of the works of Franklin and Jefferson. Of those, detestable instriments, made entirely according to the will of France, by those two accommodating philosophers. The day that they were annulled, ought to be kept as a grand jubilee throughout the United States. It relieved us from the deadly embraces of thieves, robbers, and assassins, from the worst situation which our country has been in, since its first settlement. If we return to such dreadful shackles, “ we shall merit a greater punishment than other “ nations have suffered, and the just indignation of “ Heaven *.”
From J. Russell's Boston Gazette.-“ One of the wisest measures ever adopted by our general government, is that by which we are disconnected with the perfidious French nation, whose character of Punic faith, generally applied to her under the monarchy, has been so firmly established by her conduct, since she assumed the republican forma form so unsuitable to her frivolous disposition, that no change of conduct will ever alter it. Duplicity has been, and ever will be a leading trait in the political character of her rulers; whether a popular or monarchical government prevails. Of this the whole world has long been convinced, and every day's intercourse with them, confirms the fact, by evidence too powerfully demonstrative to be reşisted. The United Staies, in particular, have reason to know it.. Ever since the detestable French revolution, have the agents of that nation, as well at home and here, been pursuing steps inva
* Such were the opinion which was, in 1798, entertained of the treaties with France.
riably militating against our welfare and tranquillity. To the virtuous, firmness of our government alone, it is that we are indebted for a continuance of our political existence, and not to the hollow professions of a set of hypocrites, or their partisans among us, the treacherous Judas's of America ; who, for money, or from predilection to a hostile nation, would betray their country's best interests into the hands of her most inveterate enemy.
“ It was to be expected that Talleyrand, and the other members of the French government, would endeavour to shift the 'blame of a rupture, from their own shoulders upon us. They have represented our commissioners as inaccessible, and intrenching themselves in etiquette-while it is known every effort they made was fruitless. Wearied at last with a series of indignity and humiliation, to which the envoys of no other nation under heaven, would have submitted, they have quitted the inhospitable soil, and are all safe in America: And now, this hypocrite Talleyrand, and his coadjutors in iniquity, are labouring to establish an opinion, that the whole blame of failure is ours! No man, but a blind Jacobin, or a venal slave, can be imposed on by artifices so gross; and, none but villains accustomed to practise the vilest arts, and to cram the most evident absurditjes down the throats of others in their power, could expect to be credited when asserting falsehoods so palpable. Yet, after all the provocations they are continually accumulating on us, they profess a desire to live in peace with us! But, as we are now separated, may the God of goodness, eternally preclude a second connection ; for their friendship is only for the purpose of treachery—and their fraternal embrace death !”
Envoy Envoy Logan." By the extracts from Paris papers, now printed in Ainerica, it appears that Doctor Logan has drawn to himself the eyes of Europe and America--When he left Philadelphia, there were many just causes to suspect that he was sent to France on a political mission, in the character of agent for the French faction in the United States, Who will doubt it, when he knows that Dr. Logan has had frequent conferences with Talleyrand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and has been honourably entertained by Merlin, the president of the directory tion--the ruling passion of his heart-that cannot soon be forgotten. His retirement from the office of secretary of state, which has been represented by his friends as an evidence of his humility, will no longer be mistaken by any, not even by the most charitable of men, who are ready to attribute the most suspicious actions to laudable motives. This anticipation of the supreme power of the state, while it marks his inordinate thirst of power, shews that the bounds of the constitution are vain barriers against him..
“ It was long ago ascertained, and has been for some time generally believed, that a regular intercourse was kept up between certain leaders of the opposition party to the federal government, and the conductors of the French republic ; that there was a regular co-operation of the French faction here, and the French rulers there to destroy, and essentially change the present constitution, and to put the affairs of America under the guidance of men devoted to France. Can now, any person whatever, who has given the most cursory attention to political occurrences, hesitate to believe, that such a faction has existed ; and at this moment, that their chief is usurping the executive powers of the nation, We are informed, under the Paris head of news, that Dr. Logan is an envoy from the Americans, who avow their gratitude and friendship to France; and that he carried with him letters from T. Jefferson to Merlin, or Talleyrand.
• Need it be asked by what authority has Thomas Jefferson presumed to interfere in the management of our intercourse with foreign nations ? He is but vice-president; and, in usurping the functions of the chief magistratę, he has given a proof of anibi
" Mr. Jefferson's intimacy with Dr. Logantheir frequent communications, previous to his departure--a departure sudden and almost unaccountable-a departure in the same vessel that carried Kosciusko, Volney, &c. &c.-his reception at Paris by Talleyrand and Merlin, carry an irresistible conviction, that he was well announced, and recommended from America. This Dr. Logan, it is true, is the same person with whom Mr. Monroe, while minister at Paris, corresponded ; bat, this circunstance alone, could not have obtained for him an admittance to the President of the Directory of the bad nation. He must have had other credentials.-From whom could they have been obtained ? From none but the leaders of the French faction. Is it not time for the people to dismiss these leaders such as Jefferson, Gallatin, Tazewell, and Lyon, from their confidence and service? Or, will they countenance acts of usurpation, upon the sovereign authorities ? Will they trust power to men, who, not content with their legitimate share, though great and far above their desert, are grasping that which has never been confided to them are undertaking to conduct the affairs of the United States, without the lawful will of the people, and in derogation of the constituted authorities ? Aut Cæsar, aut nullus--CESAR