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Image 2 of The Kentucke gazette, October 25, 1788

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iflfolentiflSto say deserves their grateful acknowledgments. JThey have also the effrontery to declare that aster examining ,thcir pockets though sensible they fuffbr many local inconvenienciesfrom't w'ith this slate, they are not g?c. present able to npport.a new one; and that of two evils they will toshoofethe least. "They are alio weak enough to fuppole that unanimity among the peoblc is in feme degree necefTary to (fcvimportant a measure, and that oppreflion may tend to make fuchftupid creatures as themlelves, a littlo uneasy. Surely such people are " (lupidly ignorant or incorrigibly obftinat ; with a witness!" But thanks be praised their number is as sew as aheir cause is bad. You have furWier to comfort and encourage you, " That fevehal gentlemen '1&Kb formerly opposed the measure, hatye, with candour and public spirit fubmiUted to the I ioppofite opinion." ' 1 Eut to return to our questions, havenot eighteen months elapi'ed fiince the last election, when a reparation was in any fenfeheld out ai a quefti-on- ? Since which time, how many haves been d to the 'number on our inhabitants n And is no refpeft due to their opinioD of this ttueftion ? ; Again, are there not as many, who, when the question was first aggitated, were in faivor of the fneafure, but who now oppose it, as there arc who 'have come over from the then oppofitfon ? Is my 'information be just they are more than sour forone. . But can you say, confiftantly witjn that weapon Which is so "powerful in the handof an infant," (that the same reasons which originated the mea-surftillexiftmd have gained additional strength Some of there it is true, still. and ever will exist, but is it not equally trrrti that many reasons cxift-e- d in savor of a fepaiation three, or sour years which havenoW lost their force? Were there Tiot laws then !in existence, which bore particularly hard on this Diftrift, which are since repealed? were we not then in polTefllon of valuable Sunds, which are now entirely exhaufled ? Was not .our circulating medium much more extensive oc(lbiding to our number.? at that period, than ihe present? and werewe'not then taught to believe tthat the parent (late was no longer disposed to protest, but rather to oppose us ? This we difed- -' verto be a mifiepiefentation, and instead of afting e we find fhc is difpoied lo do ne more for our protection than we at present are able to do for ourselves : to which is it were not ffor diflcminating false alarms" 1 would add that a ffew and not a very are become so obstinately ignorant" as to fufpeet some of having sheir eyes so dazzled with " the bright prolpefts which lie before them" that they rannot welldi-fcer- n their country's true interest. That you Sir, are of this latter description, I :t9ill not undertake to say; to your own confciencc X submit the serious inquiry; "but it mull be admitted" that a candid acknowledgement of the propriety and justice of the Cornplanter's reasoning jand a cheerful fubmiffion of the matter to the co61 .uninfluenced decision of the people, would have given you, a much better claim to " public tconfidence" than the most skilful fubverficn of plain, fimplc, and I will add, honed and benevolent (entiments. You are it seems so candid as not 'even "to wifti to interest the paffions" of your :Readers : You have however ventured to brand-if- h the barbarian Tommahawk over their heads ':V?hich I fuppofc will fall blunted and forever from the enervated hands-o- f those bloody bar barians, the moment your favorite scheme is Then to be sure twill the happy time com , 'mence vhen the Lion and the Lamb shall lie down .together, and a young child Jhall lead them; when there .Jball be nothing either external or internal to hurt or offend this happy dominion. But how could you be so unmercifully severe on" poor Cornplanter, for, not (hewing "what .time or what manner will befuited to the object" of a Separation ? Pleafc to confidcr Mr. Popli-colthat Cornplanter does not pretend tothefpi-xito- f prophecy , tho' he has been weakenongh to submit both the time and manner to an indulgent Providence. Had he been in pofTefiion of your, and your friends Telescope . he perhaps .might havegained the "fair profpeft." tile seems my "arguments are leveled against a at any period: Had you not advanced .this ail'ertion, I believe no other person, woufd ave discovered the latent mischief especially as J have proposed that we wait only a lew- - days longer' until a. general concunence in the measure and a free trade as necelfary to support our new Government are obtained. But by what means you know "that our choice of Reprefentativ'es is confined to those who have business at Richhow you aic able without hesitation mond to alfcrt that none but such will serve I must leave for you to inform us. That "many general Laws ' iinay bear hard on this Diftrifl," and "that the meeting of out iegtflacm six hundred Miles distance Ijheir conneftiou ad-de- a-- i step-dam- few-tiekh- ufe-jle- fs a, d from our Countryareteal'grievanccs 1 have not denied, I have already acknowledged : But is upon the1 whole, the evils jnftly'tobe seared are more wejghty and numerous than those to be avoided, I hope I may be excused in concluding that the measure for the present ought to be postponed. However is upon a judiciousinquiry, which I humbly conceive hnst not yet been made, it fliould be sound to be the wish of a reasonable majority , of my I will most heartily concur in the public determination. fellow-citizens- CORNPLANTER. FORT HARMAR Dear Sir. QQober 12th -- A since you lest this place wc have b'cen daily expectation of seeing the Indians, EVER or having intelligence that they would not be here but to this moment we are in a slate of utter uncertainty. The last account from the mefTengers are of the 30th of Augtift. The Six Nations were then come to the mouth of the Miami or Town River, and were to be met there by theWeftern Nations, what they have been about or what has been the rufult of their Councils wc know nothing of, and lam peifuaded they have interrupted the communication, qi these men would certainly have sent in again. Two men who I sent out since arc also detained, at least they are now ten days beyond time, in which oneof them was to have returned. v From thefceir-cumftancthere is in my opinion too much teafon to sear they have hostile designs, and that the first intimation of it will be a stroke upon some of the Under these circumstances I find Settlements. vmyfelf in adifagreeable predicament.- - J have had no reply from Vireinia to the application made to the Governor which you was so obliging as to take theca.e of forwarding,and which I also sent by post, nor from Pennsylvania except that my letter had been laid befoie the Legislature. and the inftrtic-tionsCongress are express to avoid hostilities by every pofTible means.and lhould they now appear to be inevitable, the season is advancing fofaftthat operation;- could scarce be carried on to purpos- eIt is intolerably cmbarraffing. The stroke is it falls at all Will probably fa 11 upon your country, and you mould be prepared to resift it, and that preparation may render more general measures practicable i this is all 1 can say at present I look every moment for intelligence, having also some indians-whfliould return in two days, whatever it may be I will take the first favorable opportunity to communicate it, and yet promise myself the pleasure to pay. you a viOt be' fore the Winter lets in. and eftcem, With great iefpcl I am" Dear Sir, your most Obedient Servant. A. St. 'CLAIR. The Honorable Mr. Brown, Danville. From the COLUMBIAN HER4LD. A Curious CASE, &c. SUPPOSE that J am one 0 the number of one hundred and one persons, and that one of them owe: me the J'um of ene hundred pounds and that the remaining number have a demand on eachothe fpi for a like sum of one hundred pounds ifuppofe also that they dejire is it can be contrived ) to pay r, their debts. They having no other property but 7I. each in money, to pay thelum of ioot. with, thac they owe to each other; I could manage the matter in such a manner so as to leave each of them' 2L a piece in their pockets' could for-g'the lafl of then tktjum of 95. which he by my method of settling these debtswouhl owe me, and yet would get the sum of 500. for the debt that was due to me by one of the hundred debtors Mj method of proceeding Jbould be this, J would go to the'perfon that owed me 100. and ask him for the money,. and would tell him is he wotlld give me 5. in caJJ) and an order for iooi .on the persentha: owed him lool. that I would take it for the debt he -- es - ' fuc-ceffi- law in said Cour tries are opened ;a ctmpe: erf ; to pay one twentieth part tf the debt whuk e:H person owes in money, and the remainderman i.n'er on one person that owes t)iem money, but no creditor fliould be compelled to iabe an order ou.a person for a debt, unlefsthe person on whom the order was to be drawn was able topayone tu part of the order in money (or infuchpio. perty and at such a price us the creditors fliould approve oftaking;n lieu of money.and to give an order on some ,6tber 'firmlar reTponfibte person for the debt. en-tie- th This method would enable persons in any Coun- - tryiwho are in the fxtuation In point of circumftan. ces which I have dejeribed) to.pay their debts by converting oitly one twentieth part oj their property 'i-t- o cafl) to do it with, dnd fonld (as in the caff X haveflated) enable persons,--- ' in otherwise injonent circumstances. to settle their affairs, and yet hive a pittance lest for themftlves, (as in the case stated) whereas, as in the cafe'in this slate) is a 'ter,ont property is feised and sold by the ftieriff, it is df. pojed of at a prize by public auction that ruins the debtor and prevents the treditors of the person so ruined getting twenty' fhilllngs in the pound or any thing like it for the debts that are due them. Is a pldn of this kind was to be adopted in thie slate, aster a person had been paid in the via net proposed. 5, for a debt of by twenty five persons in fucceffien 100 he fljould then be compelled the last debtor, as he would then receive every 100 debt that would be jettled to forgive I25 for in this manner sill Country debtors, under the pain of being deprived of the benefits of this plan or of any inftalment law, should be obliged to appoint agents in Charleston, to settle .their debtsfor then. 011 the plan proposed; a'ri Office in that case JltuJ be mfliiuied, where the .names of the agents vs each country person fbavld bcrciftered in an alphabetical order, agreeable tlthejur names of the debtort viz. Debtors Agents Adlam Thomas, Coofe-creeThcmaj Stiles, No r. Broad- - street. Baker lyilliam Dor,chefter, William White No. 10. King-stree- t. This mode would enable all country debts to be settled with ease and expedition, such debtors as lived in town. Jbould settle their debts themj'elves or gie notice at the befote mentioned office, what person in town they had appointed to settle their debt's for them. TWO ROUND PROJECTOR. DOLLARS grayed from my house in Mercer .Coun-iotime lait winter a yellow bay Mare with foal about thirteen hands two or three inches high, one ear cropped, has a black streak down her rump and remarkable large teats, branded think in more than one place) with an H, was formerly the property of Mr.. Francis Havvley near Boonfborough, . where I expect (he has attempted Whoever will dehve rher and her colt is lhehas one, Preiley on Howards Creek or to me;t shall receive the above reward. me -- to-go- to-M- An-der- fon SPEED. JAMES what-foeve- ve LOST ' N Saturday the Hip a 1 mJU ' 8th Inft. between on rnoH and Capt. Youngs in Lexington, a pair of Saddle-bacontaining shirts, stockings, and other cloaths, together with some papers which can be of ttfe to the owner only. Any person who mall deliver the above articles to Capt. Young in this place, (hall have five Dollars reward, by gs owed mewith which of courfs he ymld comply; I would then ask the person on whom the order was .Lexington.Qcl. aot;i788. JAMES EROWN. .drawn tagive me si. in money, and an order for 100I. N.R. The deaths with the initials on the perjon that owed him 100I with which also ofmy name. J. B. he would comply ; whichplan of proteed'mg'Iwould continua until came to the last person, to whom J would say, is he would give me 5 or the ordxr had on him that would give it him up and fur' be paid to any person, who will give him the remaining sum of c5'. vithxwhicht apprehend and deliver Negroe Ben when he had complied, Jbould have received in all ! eloped the be(at the rate of 51. from each debtor) the jum'cf sod to .the subscriber. in payment of the original debt of 100. that was ginning of this month. Has a wise at due to me, and JJjouldhave extinguijbedthe demand probably lurks about' Capt. Fowlers, and of ioot. each, which the debtors had on each other. that ne'2;liuourhooai or ,n tne v,r,nuy 01 By a plan of this kind the domestic debts of the inJAMES; WILKINSON. thfs To.7n. Countries may habitants of this State and of other ' JLexingten OS. jfoti 1788. be settled with great (aj'e, invidei fht tc,UTtt 'of EIGHT DOLLARS" REWARD, I I I TViLL J -.-H- e

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