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Patrons of the Examiner,

368
Porter,

158
President's message,
329 Hindman, J. report,

188
Prospects,
65. 132 History of the Examiner,

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Republicanism,

392 Holland constitution, 215. 231. 247.262. 280
Risum teneatis,
519 Holmes' letter to Croghan,

277
Saratoga Journal,
201 Hull, general, to the people,

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Simmons's removal,

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State of parties,

369

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Treaties,

185
Impressments, British pamphlet,

415
Election, general canvass,

75
Instructions to our ministers,

402
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277 Intercourse with the enemy,

251
Essex frigate,
127. 153 Jackson, general, letter,

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British account,
303 Jones, governor's message,

107
EXTRACTS.
Albany Gazette,

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Register,

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Baltimore American,
139 Laurence, major, letter,

896
Telegraph,
138 Letter from Paris,

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Boston Daily Advertiser,
77. 106. 139 London Pilot,

148
Gazette,

812
Times,

149
Chateaubriand,

89
Morning Chronicle,

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Cobbett,
108. 121 Louisiana, governor's proclamation,

46
Columbian,

306. 818 Luyonada to the British minister,
Connecticut Courant,

79
remarks,

345

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Evening Post,

63. 118. 211. 372
Federal Republican,

854
68. 312

Macomb's, general, letter,
Halifax Recorder,

orders,

566
London Pilot
Madison's Island,

142
Times,
149 Mayor's charge,

266
Morning Chronicle,
ib. Massachusetts, governor's, message,

370
Mediateur,

86

committee report, 373
Mercantile Advertiser,

22

speech,
Messenger,

58
36. 169, 217

answer of the house,
National Advocate,

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806. 318.345

senate,
National Intelligencer,

356
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general orders,
New-York Gazette,

09 Mercantile Advertiser,
Norfolk Register,

325
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Message of the president,
Raleigh Star,
11 Messenger, Boston,

56. 169. 217
Rhode Island American,

61. 312

Militia, quotas apportioned,
Rotterdam paper,
34 Moreau, general,

125
Saratoga Journal,

126
201

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Trenton American,

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United States Gazette,

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France, Constitution,
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list of peers,

207
Friends of peace resolutions,
address,

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proclamation, the Seine department,

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Frerth ir tuence,

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answer of the senate,

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governor's general orders,

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Comptroller's report,

399 Simmons, William, removal,
Governor's proclamation,

256 Smith, governor's speech,
speech,

343 Smith, general S. letter,
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248 Spanish Cortes, proceedings,
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320 State of parties,
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Russia,
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256 Treasury report,
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392 Wasp and Reindeer,
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1

VOL. II.

NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1314.

NO. 1.

A HISTORY OF

AND PRESENT CONDITION OF THE ES-

AMINER.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED, EVERY SATURDAY, J against them, many. It could hardly be

BY BARENT GARDENIER, foreseen that the same people who should
NO. 34 CEDAR-STREET ;

join in the general verdict of unfitness,
At pive dollars per annum; payable by city as it regardled him, could differ as to the

subscribers, at the end of six months from the unfitness of those who had employed him;
publication of the first number, (October especially as they persisted in scattering

25, 1813,) and by others, IN ADVANCE. through every part of the country the
OF All the numbers may be had, from the most overwhelming proofs of their inca-
Commencement.

pacity.

From these considerations alone, there
THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS,

seemed, in my humble understanding, to
result a duty, which no honest man could

be at liberty to disregard: the duty of
After the disgraceful termination of the

using his best endeavours to rescue his
campaign of 1812, and especially at the

country from the misrule of these pigmy
commencement of the autumn of 1813, it

politicians, who could, evidently, be no
became palpable to every man whom un-

more trusted with the conduct of the war
due prejudice and passion had not blinded

we were plunged in, than children could
to the perception of plain truth and fact, with edged tools. It became a most im-
that the admicistration of the general go-perative duty to endeavour to save our
vernment was as incapable of devising country from the consequences of such mis-
any thing like a skilful and successful

rule. Among these consequences were
plan of territorial warfare, as its command-
ing generals were, for the most part, un-

Enormous and increasing national debt;

Usurious interest, becoming annually
qualified to execute it. It had now there-
fore become evident, that this knot of

more and more usurious and exorbitant;
politicians, called the administration, had

Universal and oppressive and never
been as little able to preserve peace and

ending taxation;
its blessings to the country, (allowing, for

Defeat upon defeat;
argument's sake, that the war was a just

Loss upon loss;
one, as they were incapable of asserting

Disgrace upon disgrace; involving, in
the rights of our country, by arms. It

one word,
had been ascertained, that they were un-

The prostration of the national strength;
fit for peace; more unfit for war. They

The prostration of the national charac-
had given us evidences, repeated and ir-ter; and
resistible, of an imbecility, as unexampled

The probable bankruptcy of the na-
as it had been calamitous. The guilt oftional government.
Hull, whether it consisted in cowardice, If the duty of doing all an American
or folly, was certainly not more palpable, could do, to save his country from such
than that of the administration which had evils, was imperative, it was not less pro-
employed him. He had been found defi- bable that in so plain a case, an honest
cient in a single operation : the adminis- people, or even if not honest, a people
tration in almost every one which they had faithful merely to their own interests,
contrived. Against him could be alleged might be prevailed upon, to dismiss ser-
one act, to prove him unfit for command : vapis, thus wofully incompetent.

There had been long perceived, and by structed. In all things else, Americans most men, with regret, in the political were healthy, strong, active, patient, perpapers of the time, a style of resentful and severing: but then they could not endure acrid controversy, from which no good the fatigue, the dreadful torture of read, consequences could possibly result. The ing long pieces! Accordingly long pieces, exercise of the understanding seemed to in which alone, by the bye, we can expect have been deemed of far less importance, to have political subjects fully and satisChan" the kcen encounter of men's wils." factorily investigated and concluded, long

It was the pecnliar characteristic of pieces were laid aside by most editorial pearly all who wrote on either side, that artillerists, and every where they were they seemed to write as if they were al- found popping about them with their small ways in anger ; taking infinitely more arms; sometimes, it is to be allowed, anpains to be ugly, as the children say, than noying and vexing their adversaries; but to be wise ; delighted more to display without any prospect, or even hope of their own talents, than to spread around ever breaking into their encampment. them useful information, and good natur- I do not deny that these have their use; ed counsel.

but it is to be regretted that while you An exception, among a few others, an find every little quizzing paragraph, some exception worthy of all respect and imi- liglit and pleasant conceit, or biting sartation, might however be found in the casm, travelling the rounds of all the pa. writings of John LowELL, Esq. of Boston, pers ; soine paragraph “ that shows one the author of The Farmer's Letters, pub- hasty spark, and then is cold again;" such lished in the first volume of this work. writings as Mr. Lowell's, freighted with Let the recent elections of Massachusetts powerful facts, and pressing upon the untestify the good, the great and important derstanding with irresistible force; wri. and lasting good, which speculations of tings whose efficacy is equal to the politisuch a character are calculated to pro- cal redemption of the nation; are thrown duce. And let our own elections bear aside, though read with delight, because testimony to the very different results they are so long. For people will not which are consequent un a different mode read them; they are very good : but, Q of writing

dear, they are so long! Such, however, as the political essays There never was a greater mistake, nor were, good or bad, whether calculated to a greater libel on the American people be useful from the mildness, candour and They will read; they delight in reading; force of their reasoning, or the bitterness and especially in reading politics. And of their sarcasm, these essays were few. they will read long pieces ; no matter how And among the few that were good, but long, if they are only good! the longer very few were republished elsewhere, un- the better. But they will not read long less they were short ; and then there pieces, unless tủey are tolerably well writseems to have been but little concern im. They will not, for instance, read four whether they were good or not. An idea or five columns, in which one or two bad obtained, and that very generally, small ideas are purposely beaten out, like that people would not read pieces, unless a bit of gold into a leaf of the greatest posthey were short ; the shorter the better. sible surface. They will not, to be sure, In other words, that the American intel-take down warm water by the quart; but Ject had become so effeminate, so nice, then it does not therefore follow, that they 30 enervated, that although it could bear are unwilling to refresh themselves with a to be tickled, it could not bear to be in- good long draught of sound cider or ale

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