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fy refpe&ting the right of this state, to expectations can be entertained of the diftri&t called the New Hampshire fuch decision, and that this state, with Grants, not on con Gideration of pub whatever deep regret, will be compelde expediency, but confident wito the led to confider herself, as left to pursue aflurances of Congress, accordiog to her own councils, deftitute of the proequity. That they represent in the tection of the United States, to whose most poioted terms, the grievogs in judgment they have cheerfully subjustice done to the State, by suca de- mitted, andr.i whore juftice they have Jay, especially after a fubiniffion in hitherto relied, compliance with the usunimous re The committee further report it as commendation of Congress; and claim their opinion, that if Congress Mould moft ex prely a performance of the delay the decision of said controversy, folemn engagement of Congress to at the time above lim ted, it ought to snake the laid decifion, on a pledge no be considered as a denial of justice. Jess facred toan that of the faith of the That the act. entitled, “An act to United States, which ought oot to be empower the Congress of the United violated on any pretence whatsoever. Siates of America, to determine all That they likewise represent to Coo controversies, relating to certain lands gress the danger that may arise from in the counties of Cumberland, Gloufurther procraftination. That the lea center, Charlotte and Albany, comders of toe dillrist aforesaid, have a c monly called the New Hampshire toally raised troops, and do now em Grants,” passed the 2ift day of Ottoploy those troops to reduce other in

oops to reduce other in ber, 1779, ought to be repealed ; in babstants resident in said diftrict, and order that this legillature may be acknowledging themselves citizens of left at liberty, to propose an adjust. this fate, to submit :o the suid allum ment of the said dispute in the mode ed government ; and that when every prescribed in the 9th article in the Itale ought to be in the fuil enjoy federal union, or to take such other meat of the blessings of peace under measures as the preservation of their the conftitution of the union ; this a country from lawless invasion and enlone, is in the disagreeable fituation of croachment may require. haviog hoftilities already commenced PHILADELPHIA, April s. agaipit its citizens. But that if the The legiflature of South Carolina at muit recur to force for the preservati. their present lemon, have passed an act on of her lawful authority, the impar velting Congress with power to levy tial world will pronounce that none of the five per cent. duty.-- Also, to reguthe bloodshed, disorder, or difunion, late the West-Iodia trade, to take off duwh ch may ensue, can be inputable to ties on American produce. They have their leg luture, who appeal to the revised their confiscation ad, and ajournals of Congress for the rectitude, greed to grant 29 eftates, free ; 99 doo moderation, and liberality of measures on the a mercement of twelve per cent. they have invariably pursued, to pro. 33 do. or the amercement of twelve duce an amicable determination of the per cent. The proprietors being discontroversy. And lastly, that thty, qualified for seven years, for holding I necesary, be more explicit on the any office civil or military. Subject, and inform Congress that this They have passed a tax bill, provilegitlature conceive themselves to be ding funds for railing 35-4411. flerling, urgently pressed by the great duty of their quota to Congress ; 9,8081. do. fer preservation, to prepare, without their civil lift ; 71,6321. do, to pay the Joss of hide, for the worst events, interest of their ftate debt; the two And however ficcerely they are dif- first payable in gold or silver; the last pored to majalain the union, and to to be paid by the interest of their trea. manifest an inviolable respect for Con- fury indents to link the same. gress, if the decifion which has so long The General A Gembly of Pennsyl12Vaio been solicited, Mould not be vabia on the rith of March last, paffed pronounced within two roonths, Dext the following resolve, viz Tnat a alter nine Aates hall be represented committee he appoioied to bring in a la Congress, subsequent to this fate bill, authorising the United States in w ing iepreseated there, no further Congress allembled, to prohibit the imWo


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portation of any goods the growth vering the fud &r. At the fill it produd, or manufacture of any of the burst into a pantry or closet, where. British Sugar Colonies into there Uni. were a number of kitchen uteofils, of ted States, in British tips; or to a iron, &c. throwing things into disordopo any orber mode of counterading der. From thence it passed into the the designs of Great Britain 'with re cellar making a hole at the bottom. It fpect to the commerce of the Uilted is to be observed, that in this northStates, ro long as the present restricti weft corner of the kitchen were depoons shall be continued on the part of fited almost all theiron furniture: And Great Britain, Provided that this act directly over the aforementioned clo. Mall not be in force until all the other set near the foot of the demolithed raí. States in the union Mall have passed ter, and nigh to where the moft viofinlar laws.

lent effects were produced, lay a numBROOKFIELD, March 30. ber of (cythes and other farming tools, This morning between the hours of together with a quantity of old iron. fix and seven, it being cloudy, foggy, Contiguous to the closer a pair of back and mifty, and a small breeze of ftairs went up into the chamber, and wind from the eart, it grew very dark landed near to where the shock was and thundered. The cloud which was the most violeot. The young man surcharged with the ele&trical matter had just opened the door at the foot of seemed to pass low, but very quick thore Atairs, in order to ascend them, from west to east. A small tower of when the flash came, and put an end raio fell; at the beginning of which,the to his life. Scarce any marks of the lightning ftruck the house of Mr. lightning were to be discerned on his Josiah Hobbs, of this town, and bodyor cloaths,excepting is right fide, Thattered it very much, and killed from his neck to his foot turned purone of his sons, a young man in the ple, almoft immediately, and the in24th year of his age. It is probable the ide of his shirt (which was woolen) lighting fist Aruck the chimney, was somewhat scorched ; and no marks though the etfeets upon or near that, at all on the stairs, door, &c. where he both on the outside and the infide of was: But on the outside of the roof the house, were but small. There were the shingles were ript off in a narrow (carce any difceroable traces from the but irregular course, from the end of top of the chimney to the bottom, yet the ridgepole to a point over there near the fire place in the east room a stairs. There appeared not the leaft board was burnt off, and some splinters signs of life in the young man after he taken out of the middle of it; a was fruck down, excepting a moconsiderable quantity of foot and bits tion of his torgue, which very soon o plaillering lell:and some children in cealed. H.s filler, who was withia the room laid they saw the lightning a few yards of him, felt the greateft come down the chimney. In the gar- part of the day, a degree of numboess ret, on the oppofire side of the chim in that fide, and a deafness in that ear Dey, it might be traced almost the next to which the fock was. The reft wbole length of the upper bcard in of the family were providentially onthe roof, on the north Gde of the ridge hurt. Take ye heed, walch and pole, by a small furrow it made near pray, for ye know not when the the middle of the board, until it carne time is. to the outermoli rafter or spar at the

BOSTON, April 5, welt end, which extends down to the eaves of the kitchen on the north fide: Extract of a letter, dated Paris, Sept. Tois raiter was broken almost in two 10, 1783, figned John Adams, B. near near the middle, and the lower Franklin, and John Jay. To Conpart to the end Mivered to pieces, one gress. half of it thrown into the Chamber up

« We think we may rely on his on the foor : from this rafter it ran (Mr. Hartiey) doing every thing in down on the outside of a ftud (in which his power to jufluence his Court, to was a course of oals) at the west end do what they ought to do; but it does of the kitchen to the sil!, rending off the not appear they have as yet formed boards and ciap boards together with 20y settled ryftem for their condud an entire window, frame and all, his relative to the United States. We


sannot but think that the late, and April 14. Several villains wore laft present aspect of affairs in America, Saturday apprehended and committed has had, and continues to have an un. to jail, for uttering counterfeit dollars favourable in Auence, not only in Bri. in this town. The dollars are of the tain, but through Europe. In what old stamp, and dated 1768. They are ever light the article refpe&tio. the well imitated; but the found will eafily tories may be received in America, denote them to be bare metal. it is considered in Europe as very hu. April 19. At a meeting of the Cenmiliating to Britain, and therefore,one fors of the Massachusetts Medical Sowhich we ought in honour to perform ciety, on the 16th ioftant, Mr. Moandfu!Sill, with the most scrupulous fes Willard, of this town, a Candidate regard and good faith, and in a man.' for the practice of Phyfick and Surgener least offenfive to the feelings of ry was examined, and approved. the King and Court of Great Britain, There is not, at the present mo. who upon that point are extremely ment, a nation in Europe, where litender. The uoreasonable and un. terature and science are cultivated gecessary resolves of various towns, with greater ardour than in Russia. on this subjed, the actual expulfion The youih of the Russian nobility traof tories from some places, and the vel for their improvement into Ger

Nowed implacability of almost all who many, France, and Great Britain, rehave publihed their sentiments about fiding for years in each of these countbe matter, are circumftances which tries, at the most celebrated acadeare confirued to the prejudice of our mies and uriversities, where they are government. Popular committees are generally allowed to diftinguish themcon fidered here as with us, in toe light Telves by their induftry and applicaof substitutes to conftitutional govern tion. It is the Empress that is the ment, and as being only necessary in great soul of all ibis ardour, as profithe interval between the removal of ciency in police and useful knowledge the former, and the establishment of is a sure road to her favour and prothe present. The conftitutions of the teation. The Duke of Wirtembergh, dicerent ftates have been translated whole family gave a Princess in marad publifhed, and pains have been riage to the Grand Duke of Austria, taken to lead Europe to believe, that has established a univerfity in his dothe American States, net only mada minions upon a plan, in the highest their own laws, but obeyed them ; d-gree liberal and judicious. All the but the continuance of popular attein- arts and sciences, every accomplishblies, convened exprefly to deliber- ment necessary to complete the cha. ate on matters proper only for the racter of a gentleman and a soldier, is cognizance of the different legislatures taught by the noblest masters. The and officers of government, and their Duke himself frequently visits his uniproceeding, not only to ordain, but versity, and presides in the Senatus enforce their resolucions, bas exceed- Academicus. The strictest discipline ingly lessened the dignity of the fates is enforced, with military rigour, by in the eyes of there nations. Permit

military officers. There is an union, of us to observe, that in our opinion,

the arma and toga. The students are the recommendation of Congress, pro not left to fludy, or to amuse and dirmired in the 5th article, thould imme.

Sipute themselves as they please ; but diately be made in the terms of it, are compeiled by every motive of amand publithed, and that the states

bition and emulation, to apply them. tould be requested to take it into selves with ardour to the.r studies. consideration as soon as the evacuati- An Obituary for April, 1784. on by the enemy Mall be completed. I: is also much to be wished that the

DIE D, legislatures may not involve all the Last month, at Machias, Dr. Thetories in banishments and ruin ; but mis Leverert, eldeft son of Mr Thothat such discriminations may be masLeverett,late of this town, aged 27. mede, as to entitle the decifions to the April 4. Mrs. Hannah Williams, approbation of difioterafod men and the amiable consort of Mr. John Wile dispassionate pofterity."

Lams, merchant, and daughter of the


late Gardner Chandler, Esq; of Wor. Mrs. Elber Oliver, confort of Mr. cefter, aged 26.

Edward Brattle Oliver, aged 55. 5. Mr. Nathan'el Loring, aged 75, M:s. Mohitable Rice, widow of the

6. On his paffage from the Weft. late Mr. John Rice, aged 55. Indies, Capt. George Williams, eldest Lately, at Watertown, Mrs. Bond, son of George Wilm, Elg; of Salem. confout of Mr. Amos Bond, aged 23

8. Mrs. Hannah Cazoeau, widow Ai Norwich, in Cunpecticut, Rev. of the late Isaac Carneau, aged 78.

Doctor Lord, aged 90. 10. Mrs Sweetz.r, aged 80.

At Newbury-Port, Doctor Joh At Salem, Mr. John Emerton keep Sprague, aged 74 er of the work-house there, aged 70. Capt. William Nichols, aged 34.

11. Zechasiah Johoonot, Eig; aged 23. At Marblehead, Mr. Robe 84.

Hooper, merchant, son of the H 13. Mr. Alexander Hopkins, aged Robert Hooper, Erg; aged 37. 38 Mrs. Elizabeth Wyer, aged 54, Ai Bofon, very suddenly, Mr.A Mis. Marfion, 59 Mr. Stephen Fruit, brore Vincent, aged 45. aged 29, Mr. Jono Bulimore, aged 35, 26. Miss Elizabeth Kent Mi Capt. Arthur Wescot, aged 41. Mrs, daughter of Col. Stephen Miller, Rebecca Cooper, aged 25. M.ís Sally 12 Mein, aged 21.

Buried in Boston, in April,43 w 38. Mr. Wheeler, aged 35.

4 blacks. Baptized 29.




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Meteorological Oolervations, April 1784. , Barometer. Therinomater, Wind. 1! Weather. 21:9.7829.80,29.80934


Fair, clou 9430.00 30 03|| 33 44 43 NW.E.

| fair. 3:0.00 29 9929.62|37 38 36 E.

cloudy, snc 429.56 6784|| 36 43


I do. fair 1991 89139.5 44 NW. E s. do. fair, d 551 5813 5. Si S. 4. W.

rain, fais. 585599 59 139 140 37 N 1.4.

fair. 70131,5 35 30 W. N.W 4. cloudy, it | 30 621 50124,531 34 W.SE

do.fair. id 58 571 48129 135 138

NW. W. S.

fair. 46 34 31 136 SW.NW.W. cloudy, Ja 52 471 50430 37 44

fair, 13 73 73 23141 46 46 NW.s. 1. 72 681 60140 so 149

cloudy. 1545 40 401145 45 46

E. N E. 4. N. 6 rain, fti 16 471 48160143 41 37

N W. 4.

I do. (no 271 471 70 841/36 38 32

(pow, 18 30.05 309 30.1038 37,5.42

cloudy il 10° 10 0241,5 44 42 NE. E.

do, fair 2029.9229.88 29.82 38 45 4+

S. S. E.

lair, cl 221 24

NE. 4. N 6. 7840 41 145

cloudy 22 88 89 94 45 52 51 N. E.

1: do fa 231 96 97 908 46 154 153 W, E.

!! fair, 241 82 82 73151 154 13 S. SE.

cloudy 25 60 58 53 46 50 119,5!

N. SE.

! da. fai 26 56 63 90 49 49 1:5 W. 4. N W. 4. I fuir. 2730.06 30.06 30.06; 38


fi cloud 28 12 14 09:39 145 146 NW. E

fair. 29 09 CO 29.7844 1:2 VS. SE E.

cloud 3029.93'29.99. 30.00 40 45 45 NW. E.

do. fa

S. 4.

NW. 4.

N. 4.


The Observations are taken at 8 o'clock, at one, and at 6 in The Themometer, Farenieit & Scaie, is rarpender in a Sair care by North Window. The Figures, annexed to the Wind, deixote 124 firong gale, sa form.

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