States, except in those inflances in which power'if
given by the Conjlitution for those purpojes ; And
among other ejfential rights liberty of confcieixe and
of theprejs cannot be cancellidx.abridged
or modified by ant authority of the United States.
AND IVHEREAS, any imperfections which may ex-iin the Jaid Conjlitution ought rather to be
in the mode prescribed therein for obtaining
than by a delay with a hope of obtaining
previous amendments, to bring the union into danger;
Resolved, That is theop.nion of this committee,
That the said Conjlitution be ratified
But in order to relieve the apprehenftons of those,
who may be so J'olicitcusfor amendments. Resolved
That it is the opinion of this committee, That
Timfiifhop of Rodes, in his life of Henry tie
Great, Jays thus : " Now b'igan the wonderful year
1588; terrible prodigies arrived throughout Europe ;
in France were great earthquakes along
and likewij'e in Normandy.
The sea was six weeks
together dijlurbed "with continual tempefls, which
j'eemed to confound both heaven and earth; in the
air appeared divers phantajms of sire ; and on January 24, Paris was covered with Jo horrible adarh-nejthat objeBs were scarce visible."
In the year 1688, bejides many other remarkable
things, the Revolution hapened in England.
The year 1788, has begun with events of themofl
interefling nature. The AJftican slave trade is likely to receive a deadly blow in Great Britain.
parliaments of France have claimed 5 and will
recover, their ancient privileges.
amendments may be deemed necejfaryberecom
mended tpthe confiderationof the congress, wlichfball
have begun a war, which may end in the dejlru&i-ofirfl affemble under the Jaid Conjlitution, tobe atled
vpon according to the mode'prescribed in the fifth articf Turkifb power, and of Mahometan impojlures
The United States have formed, and
perhaps by this time) adopted a government, which
The firfl resolution being read afecond time, a mo
will jecure and perpetuate her liberties, we hope, to
tion was made and the quejlion being put to amend the
the end cf time. And lajlly, the king of France
same by Jubftitutinginlieu cf the Jaid resolution and
has not only extended the bleffings of a free toleraits preamble, the following resolution" Resolved, 1'hat previous to the ratification of tion to all religious fetls, in every part of his domithe new Cojlitutim of Government recommended by. nions, but opened the door of power and office to
Happy aera in human affairs
the late Federal Convention, a declaration of rights
and reltgion unite their influence in the government
ajferting and securing from encroachment the great
principles cf civil and religious liberty, and the unaof the different nations of the world ?
lienable rights of the people, together with amendments tothemojl exceptionable parts of the said Conjlitution of Government, ought, to be referred by this
ExtraSl of 'a letter from a gentleman of information on
Convention to the Other Jlates in the American confedethe frontiers of Virginia, to his friend in JNew-Yor- k
racy for their confederation."
dated igth March, 1788.
It'paffed in the negativ- e- Ayes to Noes 88.
" 1 have latejy been informed,
Ani then the main quejlion being put that the Conproposals have been made to the Kentuckeans by
vention do agree with the committee in the said firfl
Great Britain, in ordei to induce them to quit our
confederacy With refpeft tothe.ncwconftitiition
It was resolved in the affirmative, ayesg, noes 79. it Will be adopted by Virginia,' sully in therirftiir
The jecond resolution being then read a second time,
fiance; and some amendments may probably aftef
a motion was made and the quejlion being put to
wards be propot'ed."
the famebyflrikingout the preamble thereto;
It was resolved in the affirmative.
And then the main quejlion being put that the Com
WfHereas the General AfTembly have
vention do agree with the committee in the second
directed, that fit'iy icres of land lyJfohition so amended ;
was resolved in the affirmative.
ing oil toe
rivei, near Harrods
Onmoti6n Ordeed, That a committee" be appointlanding, in the county of Mercer, the
ed to prepare and report a form of ratification purfu
property of mr. Walter Beall, should be
ant to the sir fl resolution ; and that his Excellency
veiled in trustees, and established a town
Governor Randolph Air Nicholas, Mr, Madison,
Mr Marjball, and Mr. Corbin, compose the said by ihe name of Warwick. The trustees
ot the said town will therefore meet on
On motion, Orde e 1, That a confine! be appointthe land, on wedneftiay the sirfl: day of
ed to prepare and report such amendments as ball
O&ober next, in order to lay off the
be deemed neceffarytn be recommended, puru-a,n- t
to law, and on
lotts and streets-accordin- g
to the Jecond resolution ; and that the Honorable-Georgtlie faturday folio vVing, they purpose to
Wvthc, Mr. Harrison, Mr Mathews, Mr.
Henry, His Excellency Governor Randolph, Mr.
sell the lotts to the highest bidders, on
George Mijnn, Mr N'cbolas, Mr Grayfon, Mr,
six months credit, the purchasers giving
Madison, Mr. Tylr. Mr J.ohn Mar frail, Mr.
bond with approved security. The pubMunroe, Mr Ronald. Mr Btand. Mr Meriwether
lic may be 'allured that the situation of
Smith the Honorable Paul Carrington, Mr. Lines,
this town is healthy, abounds with excelHopkins, the Huuorable John Biair, and Mr.
Simms, compose the said comviittee.
lent ipnngs, and convenient roads may be
His Excellency Governor Randolph reported,
had on either side, the river.
from the committee appointed, according to order, a
form of ratification, which was read and agreed
the Convention in the words following.
in the year 1475 pro,
The grea( Regiomontanus
phefied thus- " llHien fifteen hundred yean and ejghty-eigh- t
From our Redeemer's birth fball'be expired.
Then comes the time which flail mankind affright,
The time of danger, not by them desired :
For in that year fuppoe the world change not,
K:igdoms, and Hates, & crUres thenfbnll change;
Iffea and land remain, H (hall not be forgot,
That men fbould sear those "evils new and flrange."' '
I", that remarkable year Poland had three kings
usurping the title, while the fourth was yet unburi-e- d
; Maximilian the emperof was taken prifoni'r. his.
army overthrown , and many thourands of men. women and children taken prisoners by the Tartars.
Sw:tia was all ci sire w'th tumults, and lofl certain
places ofijlrength to the Mufcov'te The Mufco- yite- himself ran mad.
Frederick II sing of Den
England obtained a glorious v'Bory 0
ver the Spanifb Armada; the Spaniards lofl near,
go (hips, and and about 10 coc men. In France
the barricado of Paris; the sight of the King frun
thence; the (laughter of the Duke of Guise. and his
Ito'her the Cnrdihal of Lorrain ; the death of the
Query's moth'r. and the overthrow which the King-o1
Nnvarre gave to Duke Mercury, with the
? of the prince of Conde are part of the fubjett
of that year's calamities.
MAY BE HAD AT THIS OFFICF, Viz.
DEEDS, SUBPOENAS, REPLEVI and Com.
Roke out of Bairds town jail the 7th
Intl. a neeroe fellow named Isaac. ha
is small and ,pale coloured,
has lost the toes off one of his. feet, is very talkative plausible, and irifinuatingr
he was lately .the property of col. Johpt
Campbell of Jefferson county, and formerly belonged, to capt. H. Pawling of
Lincoln, who f .Id him to lawyer Browrj
of this place, he is well acquainted in
the neighbourhood ; Whoever apprehend
and secures him io that the fublcnbefl
gets him, shall receive the above reward,
T hereby forewarn all perlonsfrom taking
an atiignrrfent of a Bond, given by me
Lexington, for the
6o.,.dated the twelfth day of May
aie said John Hughes has obtained the aforesaid Bond by unlawful
Lexington, August 1: 1788
that which follows here, publilhed in our lad.
enly requcft the savour of the public, to attend
to the circumdances, as they leafly (land till
fuller investigated by a Juiy.
- -- In April. 1788. 1 purChafed of Peter Keifer
a traf of land in Weftmoreland county,
ftateof Pehnfylvania, for which I paid him, hd
obtained a conveyance in the mode prescribed by
law of that ftatc.
In odtober following, I sold said traft, to a certain John M'Dowcll, and gave him a conveyance
obligatory on me my Hens, Xc
Some time aster a certain Matthew Grimes laid
- claim tr. iluu
a biutiii 11s
null, uuu luuii I'l'iibfluulJ llJ UCi
son living th.ereon.
Rather than enter into a litigious law-suiIre
ferred it tq the board of property Philadelphia,
on their decifiop, Grimes obtained a patent.
Finding che land lost, I fatisflied M'DoweIlcon
menced suit against John: Smith, (now of Lexington,)! upon his return from captivity, being then
Married to his present wise, the widow of Peter
Keiler, and adminiflrator ontheeftate.
Jacob Cattleman entered
his bail, in some ihort time aster Smith lest the
parts, Caftleman finding the iuit at iiTue, aster taking every other step.to prolong it, refuelled of me
to (lay turthcr proceedings, urging the difagreable
neceflity of his property been sold as bail, praying
time to send a bail piece against Smith.
In some time aster finding I was coming to
and and intended for Lxington, he wroto
by me to Smith in a preremptory manner, requeuing him to settle with me on the bed terms he could,
that he might notfuffcr.
1 produced the letter to Smith', who prcfented
it tome aster reading, tequefting that Iwouldcail in
& settle the matter, which I did in a
parties as follows.
ijmith was to pay me 80, Twentv of which
was partcafli and part ill property, of which two
likely cows and calves were tobe part, the' cows
and calves I never leceived, some pait of thccafli
I have received, and the pajt property wh'ch
was to be at cash price, I find in his chaigc, six
per gallon for vinegar, and other tuning
things in proportion, making his brags that ho
could discharge the debt without any inconvenience, as he intended to keep such trifling article?
for that purpose.
So far was I from any fraud, that I never toolj
his bond for the performance ot the 20, gavp
him a discharge against himlelf as Adminiflrator
on Kelfcts cftate,' and his bail; also a lelinquifh-meof my right, title or intercft, to or from said
trafl, is ever recoveied by the heirs of said Peter Keifer deceased.
I conceived every thing amicably settled, and
much in savour of Smith, when to my unfpeaka-bl- e
mortification, I find his advertisement as ie
Thefc are rafts that I can prove in Lexingtoa
,wuti very little inconvenience.
How Juhn Smith will defend his fraudulent ac,
"cufation, he may look to; as my charafterand credic
is ihchieffjofmy dppendance, 1 jfhall as soon as
pofliblc tfHffig it to the tcft, I remain the public',
'very humble servant.
August i. 17S8
TVTHEREAS a certain fohn Smith, ofthetown
W of Lexington, hasputiipfundry advertisement'
to caution any person from taking an alignment
on a bond of his due in May 1789. for thefum of
and has been imprudent enough to certify
that said bond was fruadulently obtained from him
by a certain John Hughes of Lexington.
I do not wifii to expatiate on the cruelty of attempting to blast the charaflcr of a ftrangcr but
newly arrived in the parts, referring that to proper
time where it will appear in its proper light.
July 30 1788.
Notice is hereby given to the members of ths
Lexington Society for improvement in knowledge,
that by a Resolve of said Sofciety, of the i2th I "
their Jlated meetings fball in suture, be on the th V
Saturday in every month, at two o'clock- in the afi