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Monthly Chronologer for February, 1784.

Foreign News. they have lately. The original invén

tion of Melli'r's Montgollier is daily SALONICA, (Turky in Europe)

brought to a higher degree of perfeaiSeptember 10.

on The following detail will, I hope, ON the 6th in it. we had two smart

sufhciently prove it : M:Ni’rs Charles Vihocks of an earthquake. On the

and Roberts, two celebrated acadeSth, at hall paft 8 in the morning,

micians, have formed an areoftatic

globe, which is covered in such we had a very violent one, and in the

a space of a quarter of an hour three

manger as to be proof agaioft winds, others, aod eleven more within twen.

rains, and every other injury of the ty four hours. Part of the city walls,

elements ; beneath this globe they a bagaio, and some other buildings:

have fixed a most fuperb vehicle, in.. were thrown dawn..

which several persons may, fit with

ease, carry provisions, telescopes, & PARIS, (France) O&ober 17. mail furuace neceffary to feed the TTIS Excellency Benjamin Frank- globe, and the proper pumps intend

1 lin has lately given to Mr. Fleu. ed to diminish,or to encrease the quanry, Major in the regiment Saintonge tity of their gae;, thus prepared they and Lieut. Colonel in the service of , ascended, the other day, from the centhe United States, a medal which had 'tre of the Tuilleries to an amazing. heen intended for him by Congress, height, in the presence of an immense after taking of fort Stony Point. This number of spectators ; they came fort, though defended by 30 pieces of down again to within fifteen feet of brass cannon, and 600 choren men, the ground, conversed with the peowas taken in the nigiit of the igth of, ple, and proceeded up again, someJuly, 1779, by a detachment of 1100 times accelerating, sometimes dimiAmericans, under the command of Dishing their speed, to Mew that they General Wayoe. . Mr. de Fleury, could perfe&tly command the velocity who commanded the van puard, jump of this machine. I was there ; båt ed the firft into the English entrench words cannot express the fingular ment, and lowered himself the English mixture of terror and admiration Aag: The medal, intended to perpe- which filled my mind, as well as the toate the memory of this gallant a&i- innumerable crowd which filled not on, represents on one side the fort only the gardens, but covered the Stony Point, with this legend, Ag: roots of all the adjacent houses. Algerea, Paludes, Hoftes Viaj., And og ter having descended four times, perThe exergue Stony Point expug: xv. 'ceiving that a brisk wind sprung up Jul. MDCC,LXX1%. On the other from the north, they took leave of ui, fide, a warrior taking a standard and and told us they intended to spend the trampling it wader his feet, with night at , 31 miles diftant from this legend.. Virtutis et audacie Mo- 'Paris. After having raised themselves num: et Premium. And on tbe ex to an height superior to that of any ergue.--D. Fleury, Equiti Gallo Pri. 'of the feeples, we saw them traverse mo, Super Muros, Resp': Amer : the whole city, wafted by the wind; D. D.


and we have fince learnt that in a veDecember 7. 'Mankind have never ry little time they alighted at their gone so far in natural philosophy as intended destination. Like mariners,



they made use of a fair wind to pro- feal of the United States, bearing date Ceed on their journey.--the first ever this r4th day of Junuary, 178.1, apundertakea in to new a machine, and prove, ratity and confirm the fame, Executed in that element. In my and every part and clause thereot, co0u I will not fail to inform you of gaginig and promising that we would the time they employed.

fincerely and faithfully perform and

observe the same, and never suffer AmenicanCWS, them to be violated by any one, or KINGSTON, (Jamaica) Nov. 29. transgressed in any manner as far as

We are informed by a gentlemin of mould be in our power ; And being nodoubret veracity, who is just arri. fincerely disposed to carry the said arved from Port-au Prince, that the har ticles into execution truly, honestly, bour is crouded with American vefleis, and with good faith, according to which are admitted to an entry on the intent and meaning thereof, we the same footing 25 their own veslels have thought proper by these presents Trading to that place, and that liberty to notify the premises to all the good of trade is granted to them at the o- citizens of these United States, hereby the other ports oi Hispaniola, not with requiring and cojoining all bodies of Manding what has been afferted to the magiftracy, legillative, executive and contrary.

judiciary, all persons bearing office,

civil or military, of whatever rank, ANNAPOLIS, January 16. degree or powers, and all others the By the UNITED STATES in CON. good citizens of these States of every

GRESS affembled, Jan. 14, 1784. vocation and condition, that reverOn the report of a committee to encing those stipulations entered into som were referred the definitive on their behalf, under the authority treaty of peace between the United of that feederal bond by which their States of America, and his Britan existence as an independent people is nick Majefty, and the joint letter bound up together, and is known and of the oth of September, from Mr. acknowledged by the nations of the Adams, Mr. Franklin and Mr. world, and with that good faith which Juy, Resolved unanimously, Nine is every man's fureit guide within States being present, That the said their several offices, jurisdictions and definitive treaty he, and the fame vocations, they carry into effect the is hereby ratified by the United said definitive articles, and every States ia Congress assembled, in the clause and sentence thereof, qocerely, form following:

strictly and compleatly. By the UNITED STATES in CON.

Given under the seal of the United GRESS assembled.

States. Witness his Excellency A PROCLAMATION:).

Thomas Mimin, our President, at

Annapolis, this 14th day of JanuaW HEREAS definitive articles of "ry, 1784, and of the sovereignty and .VV peace and friend thip, between independence of the United States the United States of America and his of America the eighth. Britannick Majesty, were concluded

CHARLES THOMSON, Sec. and hgoed at Paris, on the 3d day of By the UNITED STATES in CONSeptember, 1783, by the Plenipoten- 'GRESS assembled, Jan. 14, 1784.. taries of the said United States, and RESOLVED unanimously, nine of his said Britannick Majesty, duly States being present, That it be ana and respeAtjvely authorised for that it is hereby earneftly recommended to porpore ; which definitive articles are the legislatures of the respectiveStates: in the words following.

to provide for the reftitution of all (For which articles our readers are estates, rights and properties, which

referred to the Bofton Magazine of have been confiscated,' belonging to December, 1783)

real British subjects; and also of the And we the United States in Con- estates, rights and properties, of pergresa aflembled, having seen and doly fons refident in diftri&ts which were considered the definitive articles afore in the poffeffion of his Britannick Ma Said, did by a certain aa, wnder the jefty's arms, at any time between th

me between the


zoth day of November, 1782, and the lives, having been a confiderable time iqth day of January, 1784, and who in the water, but the waggon and the disave not borne arms againAt the faid whole of the baggage (in which is in United States ; and that persons of cluded a trunk having between sand ai; other description, mail have free 600 guineas in cath, with bank notes Liberty to go to any part or parts of and other papers of value) was totally any of the Thirteen United States, loft. ana therein to remain twelve months, BOSTON, February 22. unmolested in their endeavours to ob- They write from Vienna, Capital of tain the reftitution of such their the Germau Empire, that the Empeeliales, rights and properties, as may ror has appointed the Sieur de Bealer have been confícated ; and it is also to repair to these States in order to hereby earnestly recommended to the settle à Commercial treaty with Coofeveral nates, to reconfider and revise gress; and that the Emperor had cau-. all their acts or laws regarding the sed notice thereof to be given to all premises, so as torender the faidlaw's the Merchants throughout hisdominions

was perfectly confiteot, not only The General Assembly of Conncdiwith juftice and equity, but with that cut have incorporated the Towns of fóirit of conciliation, which, on the New. London and New Haven with return of the bleffiags of peace, should city privileges. In consequence of wbuvercely prevail. And it is hereby which they have had meetings and ealso earnestly recommended to the lected the Mayors, Aldermen and comSeveral states, that the estates, rights mon Councilmen ot those cities. Roand properties of such lart mentioned ger Sherman, Erq; is eleaed Mayor of persons, shall be restored to them, they the city of New-Naven. refunding to any persons, who may be Mr. Morris, Financier of the United now in polleifion, the bona fida price States of America, has advertised the (where apy has been given) which Public, "That the United States are lüchi persons may have paid, on pur held to payment of monies in Amfterchafing any of the said lands, rights or dam and Paris, for the principal and properties, since the confifcation. interest of sums borrowed there, which

CHARLES THOMSON, Sec. payment will be provided for, out of We are informed that the ratificatio the funds to be granted by the several on of the definitive treaty was imme. States, in consequence of the recomdiarely dispatched to the Ministers mendations of Congress in that behalf Plenipotentiary of the United States made,and that to reduce such paymento

Paris, under the care of Colonel in Europe, to precise fums in America, Harmar, who set out from this place contracts must be entered into for the early yesterday morniog for New making of them. As it is probable York, with a view of sailing in a pac- therefore, that all will now speedily arber from that place to France, and sent to the aforefaid recommendations That yefterday i rriplicate was order. already adopted by the greater part, ed to be sent under the care of Lieu- the time for propofing, such contrads tengot-Colonel D. S. Franks, who was muft foon arrive, and consequently the to let out with all dispatch, and take persons who may hereafter incline to ballage in any other veffel which shall offer proposals, would do well to ob. Gr A air from any port eastward of tain in time the necessary informations Philadelphia.

and form the proper arrange.nents with PHILADELPHIA, January 14, their several correspondents."

We learn from different parts of Feb. 23. On Wednesday morning the country, that considerable dam last, an infant (supposed to be about * age has been done by the sudden and week old) was found dead, concealed extraordinary rise of water, occafion between two beds, in a chamber, ed by the thaw and great rain last at the south part of the town. A jury of week' The stage from this city to inqueft being summoned, returned Baltimore with fix passengers was up. their verdia WILFUL MURDER. A set in a run, four miles on the other young woman, supposed to be the moGde of Hartford ; the passengers and ther, was soon after, take up and driver narrowly escaped with their committed to goal.



The great frefret on Tuesday laft, should recomend the return of the carried awaypart of the great bridge Refugees. Although nothing decisive 1 Watertown.

has yet been done relative to this mo. I is universally agreed, that the mentous affair, the opinion of the lare heavy rains and unsettled wea Tower House seems to have been an. ther bave rendered the roads so ex- ticipated on the subje&t by an acciceedingly bad, that a like instance can- dental circumstance. Mr. Archibald pot be noticed by the oldest perfon McNeill a proscribed persoa, re. livicg.

turned to Bofton at this juncture, in the snow ftorm on Friday last, A complaint was entered against him two fishing boats, belonging to this before two Juftices, who for special tow ,were loft and 'tis reported three reasons adjourned their court reve. persons perited.

raitimes. Some members ftruck with . on Wednesday the 2ift of Jan. what appeared to them to be an evaDary tàe General Court or Allem fion of the law, which pointed out a bly of this Commonwealth, met ac most fummary mode of proceeding cording to adjournment, at the State againft the objets of it, moved and House in this town.

carried their motion, for a committee A ketch of the proceedings at the to examine into the conduct of Jufprefeat Seffion of the Legiflature, we tices of the Peace, relative to their Conceive will not be disagreeable to executing the laws provided ont readers : for, although it is im- against the return of the abreptees Softible for us to foretel, what will be This committee was succeeded by The final result of many measu:es that another, who drew up articles of im are now before them; yet the variety peachment against the Justices : and of bufioers which it is probable will be the House began seriously to turn tranfaded, and the importance of its their attention to fuch evidence, as object in many inftances we think might warrant them in laying there

A render it in some degree amusing articles before the senate. This proind oftru&ive. Certain it is, the ceedore afforded time for the law to period at which this Şeflion opened, operate upon Mr. McNeil, who was was a period of great expectation. immediately transported out of the Toe Definitive Treaty was to arrive, fate, and upon the Justices producind the conjectures of speculative ieg an exemplification of their record to were about to be finished, by an before the House, agreably to direcTatual decision upon the recommen- tions for that purpose, the whole mat. datory articles of peace. Provifion ter was ordered to subside; not howroo was to be made for the improving ever as many people supposed, before of inch advantages and the remedy- the majority of the House had evi107 of focb evils as might arise either denced a difpofition by no means prog from the Treaty, or from the subse- pitious to the interests of the refugees. oncoe measures adopted by the ne. This scrutiny did not ftop with the gotiating powers.

examination of officers without doors. The reftriations laid upon Ameri. In the last Seffion a committee was warrade in the British West Indies appointed to correspond with the were not opattended to, and early in delegates at Congress ; and it was the felbon a committee of both Houses fuggested that letters had been re

29 appointed to consider of suitable ceived, by them relative to the long meafures for removing this difficulty. contefted grant of an Impoft tabat The refult, no doubt, will be either body, which were never communipofitive reftri&tions of a fimilar naturecated to the House. An enquiry Tan Britifh trade in this Srate, or a having been made into this matter by leader of powers to Congress for that a committee, it was found neceflary

for a member who was privy to the The interefting point, to which the receipt of the letters, to give his rea.. attention of all ranks of men appear fons in writing for not making this 1o be turned, is tbe Articles of the circumftance known. These realons Creaty ftipulating that Congress, were voted ansatisfactory, though the



House thought fit to take no further appeals from the judgment of any steps in the matter. In the heat of court, papers taken out of the Secréta. this debate a question arore, whether ry's office, for the benefit of private Collectors of Excise were eligible to à persons, cyder and dogs. In addition seat in the Legislature: aod it was to this, they computed 50,000l on the finally determined, that they came ftate import and excise already laid, within the terms of " Officers of the and they also reported a dry tax of Cuftoms" and fo were excluded from of 100,000. Of all these articles, that rte House by the Conftitution. This alone, relating to papers taken out of decision deprived two members of the Secretary's office, was accepted, 1fieir places; and so far was this prin and the report was again committed cipal of flern republicanism carried, for the purpose of deviling ways and that it was hinted from several quar. neans, mure agreeable to the minds of rers, that by Prict conftitutional rules, the House. In this stage we tall Justices of the Peace had no right to leave it with the other affairs of the make the Laws they themselves were Legislature for the present month. afterwards to execuie : Bit a question, February 17. This being the third which, if determined against the fitting Tuesday of the month, the day ap. Justices, possibly might have left the pointed by law, for the fitting of the Hrure without a quorum, was not supreme judicial count of the Comprefied to a final decision.

monwealth, for the county of Suffolk,

the Honourable the Judges arrayed in Much time has been spent in pall.

their scarlet robes, the Aitorney-Geing the Bills reported by a Committee,

neral and other Barristers at Law, in Jong since appointed to revise the

their proper habits, walked in processtanding Laws of the Commonwealth.

fion from State Street, preceeded by Of this business an idea may be form.

their Prothonotary, and the H gh Sheed from a list of Ads which will be

riff, with his officers and servants, to published; we only observe at pre- the County Court House. There was sent, that the moft material alteration

a large concourse of respectable citi

als that has been agreed upon by the

zens collected on the occasion, who two. Hovres, is extending the jurif- Thewed much pleasure in this additidiAion of Justices of the Peace to ac

onal proof of confrmed peace, liberty. tions, where the judgment for debt or

and law. The court being opened in damages may amount to the sum of form, the grand jury were impannelfour pounds.

led, to whom Mr. Chief Justice CushThe granting of taxes has been usu. ing gave a learned and animated ally confidered as a subje&t of great charge. The Rev. Mr. Howard then importance, and attended with much at the request of the court, made an debate in all countries. We canoot, excellent prayer, well adapted to the therefore expelt, nor ought we to occasion. After which the following wish, such measures to be silently ar. gentlemen, pra&ifing attorpies, were, sented to, in our own. After several by special, writ called to the bar, to. debates upon an estimate 'of the necer.. take upon them the character, degree,

sary expences of government the prę. and dignity of a Barrister at Law,viz, · rent year, the lower Houre finally Caleb Strong, Erq; of Northampton,

voted the sum of £39,000 for the Theodore Sedgwick, Erg; of Sheffield, support of the civil lift, and1591,000 John Sprague, Elg; of Lancafter, Wil for discharging the pullic securities Viam Tudor, Benjamin Hitchborn and giden to the officers and Soldiers of the Perez Morton, Erq'rs. of Bolton, army, which became due in January. William Wermore, Esq; of Salern, and Jaft, with 90,000 more for paying the Lavi Lincoln, Erq; of Worcester." interest on governmental consolidated To whom the Chief Juftice gave the securities for the present year,amount following charge: ting in the whole to 220,000.

THĚ Court have thought fit to A cummittee on ways and means to Théophilus Parsons, Esq; of Newburaise the aforegoing rum, reported an ry. Port, being by fickness hindred.

excise upon the foilowing articles from attending, had day given him to - deeds registered in the county records, appear at a lotüre term, to take the

degree of a Barrister.

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