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Title: The Bahama gazette
Uniform Title: Bahama gazette (1784)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Printed by John Wells
Place of Publication: Nassau
Publication Date: December 17, 1785
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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Issuing Body: Printed Nov. 5, 1799-Feb. 14, 1800 by the friends of John Wells for the benefit of his heirs; Feb. 18, 1800- by Joseph Eve.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 4 (Aug. 14-21, 1784).
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 17, no. 1415 (Dec. 30, 1800-Jan. 1, 1801).
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THE


AHAMA



LLIUS ADDICTS JURARE


No. 7,3




GA ZETI'tE.



IN VERBA MAOISTRI. Hor.


/Irom SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, to SATURDAY', DECEMBER 24, 1785.


NASSAU: Printed by'Jonn WELLS, at the Printing Office on the BAY.


American Intelligence.

-ALI F A X, (Nova-SCOTIn) OcTOBER a1.
Irtra eofa letter from London, Augift ao.
a GIVE you and every other inhabitant of Nova-
SScotia id Canada joy, as the preheat Adminillra-
te frm to be determined to prevent any intrrcourle
arto the 'Weft-India ifllads antd the United States,
lft none but what is carried on in lrinth blttonls;
nJ though Mr. Fuller, agent for Jamaica, has made
Sflong efforts to gain the pcrmilliun of trading
1* America (in a limited manner) as before the war,
Stiifiry have turned a deaf car to all hli remon
Inhael ai, an ,iar infletibly refulved to fuloport the
itaon aft, anti to preferve any advantages wvilch
ae "crue Ihui our t'e-l.lndia lticl inleis, to this
tery and her di 'endesccies alone. In iny humble
loan, it riricerfievcranco in this det rminatiol,andt the
lnverale r of your quondam fellow-cirizens, in fonie
they lv-, lately taken (which, no *LtL:, you h-.e
Idol) w'i enlure more ada rnc to the parent late
in her iraula-tlantic colonict, e gvgrcater and fairer
irtunuiiirs rf traffic to the nothertir fctlemetrit, tend
a rurnfi and invigorate a Ipirit ofralvrnirre. a J at
ieltm lianl, (l0r. !- to clofh our aillhitieoultld rcll-
kitaril, hbr*, \l i* ihav ever opprcft .d every I:;:rl of
LBty, bit W. ho ar now the Ifr:indl and inlltmate o01
St U t u itres. Your t, l' ly will Ibe the (,nitIounriil
dlllu r 11 .I l.l lf., les, tand iy that i.;ca:s be tie c ell-
teal -v.ry a oaiutc.Lt.', bctwiucn thls tunetiry antl America. \\o
lihe bin a I n, g tin ,- de hier.tig in boti houci re-
plrainrlet, uIo, a r mnier tial trcary ithl Irelas d,
c afirr lo.ry nl'c opinions upon the fulijci, coLuulu-
id u'Oni c :. i.c ut ion its I'eing rnl>oufl d to lhc iIr-
knoi ofl i ..;d. Iley at pit,,nlt, Iv thounl t to
nulic it, 'I he cut;r'" ac'l r" il- ienov klt-, i. I1,it
t eri., to he t i, e hat ift h y liit lly ,[Lli!l in
daing ,, iey mnill 'r piinttl i dos Ihli y [alli
Ieak prfi wonL ic' h C ill oI rt e rn ret o 'hrr l,:^ I-
mnigo *l ii 'i u.i i, ifcliy hli 1 aJ Iptoed it, r 't
hkite tndc! t heir liencfit.".
Boith, Ni N lber l '" Dull time'--no hulitcf.--
so mn, ,." .re ino lonerer Iirds without Ie ailllt .
b61 i iL i.'lmutidojt, bilt truih--frrnowfl truah, :
li hinli h. i lii l, (x.mine the Ciniiitl eln dic of a
aul trad.i ,1 r i nicchalni who ut -. thci1. aill I L.n-
rhr ,t fa ifrrothti eat beds i hi. lick will ni't fail
oteln te a- y uI! : Uot flo(iIitfi'ae Illiik ithi tear
dl ei.ri d illntire of the icrotuoii. let them ctlqore
i:hcr-rr r ir tl t dwer lltiit, .and they hall slTer
Iir nl' liin--i nimpt ) pot and ru'iv piti, are witncffes
wiore ev ie'ar it nut to Ite dif utcd.
Ytrtl r' I ihaoitalntm of rlI. town met at lan iifnil-
BiU a lr i lly tI, I.o.ielircat', for thie )u pole of
eLdtcrin wote rer a petition tfuli ld be pederre to
SprIll t (;rieral C urt, erlfebi'g Ka dlfirc, that
h a weulil iuO i,' rite tlii t ni with c;ty pr:vig s.,
E*l- hl n ; o o iec a canitie'r if nin pertio., c\ho
eI to coii n t Je ovini.ages w)lirh will accloe froni
'yI pri,. ;,'s, ,1 S telotrt lie 'th of Nnvtemler nert,
feich ti e tlie iectint g flat. *s j uiiiruned.
b ent, Novec..lir i. On 'I u.tly n'rrning oame
a, fIelrc I ,l r :in':itultld r trying pira.iel and
a burc" i.'n ;tt 'd oin t)e lu.ti''caA, tho'n fitting int
I1 f.a. ti r Itl if Rid l iieuirc. john Matlewsc,
A -tI' r I ,' i t; I 1e Str:. ohn ar 'n oi, tlih I fi II as rinci alt. and the lait
Si itra ll ry, i raiatl.y a.d fe!oniunfly taking
loftil. of iI f I;,,noer Anuity, with lir cargo,
J'lat D.ini.al,, in ftrr, loui d front Virgiliia to
l'an, as afrarwird. taken andi brtopght into this
r 'Ihe Irill cootlir:ued, Itn irtfcncer o a molf inu-
n"luo affcnih'l of ill iharaf l'', tillathoilt 9 o'clotk
"p'edrefday evenill, hen the jury retired, and the
1t sdjourleid. On llurfd n the forenooa the
tan mne', when the juri roht in their verdi&-
4w"r and Maltlihea gout I bfbcry and clony--
ba'i, Stewart ail Bouman, iin L l'h two
"Irerre remanded to pttfheand lkt1 slater dif-
tkIr TheB clt ne r pi e rfv i
f Mr. Bradirty, of Newbury-of, movecT court
nti h rel or If ju.lgment, in favour of Squire iand
tIhe w, and the whole Qf Friday wal peniagttgl-
Ithe fatter. Thetourt finPlly, without eomiig to
nnutrmnation, adjourn d to the f.cond day of Februa-

New-York, oAolGre 8. We are informed, that
hlt twenty of the Epitopsl Clergy, joined by del-
*aeoln.hy-getldeacno font a number uf the congrc-


nations in federal of the Southern Stat s, lately Affem-
bled in convention at Chrifn-Churc' Philadelphia,
revifrd the I turgy of the Church of England. (adapt-
ingit to the late revoluT.'.l) expunged fonie of the creeds,
reduced the thirty-nine article to twenty in number,
and agreed on a letter, addreffcd to the Archbilhops
and the Spiritual Court in Erllnd. defiring they
would be plrafel in obviate any aiflculties that iught
arife on application to them for confecrating fuch rc-
icdtablc clertg ah Ihould bh appointed and efnt to Lon.
don from rheir I.ily, to ad a Bifihopa on the continent
of America, where there lst present only one Prelate,
dignified with epifcopal powers, viz. the Right Reve-
runl Samucl Scabury, Dilhop of the npoll lical church
in Ihe flare of Connclicut --Hlitheiut Mr. Pirt, the
Brit'lh Minifler, has veheinuntly ippofcdaill applications
preferred for conilccratioit to Ices rn Americat this 'il-
courag'metit occasioned 1ilhop .crbury to "-cure hi,
conficration from thece of the Illhfopl in Scottlanid,
which provesas perfcily valid and efficient, at though
obtained from the h andl ol th-ir Right Reverences of
Canterbury, York, and London ; anil is inconiillibly
proved by a lift of the conrfclratioi and furceflion of
the ScArs Bifhpn fince the revolution in 1688, under
William the third.
We uniecrlland from good author ity, !hbit fi of the
rrven m:gilfrate ofthis clity, were the ti'y before yel-
ter,.!y, illuldlcd by tht Gland Jury, ,.r etlrition.
l'hioih wii e own it ia diiriult to iippriCf- I e foggerli-
ono which ntruraily occur on thli. xltr.-ii inary, anlt
hitherto i;pairalleled t( iint, yet we forbe.r nri:kiug any
obf ri:.iin for th, piLlcnt, Th.' laws, our r country
w.ll hnve their co.urfc, .. jdilhie ,ii I r.ttdfidl ; fer
fout Ilagiant abufcs of power anil vil.:tiuns of trull
anl i onfidelwc, cInnot be palliated or forglivel.
Novermher 14. 'he lalf Irelcrr frill. Shrllurne,
in Nova Scotia, menito, fliat the fiip G(ihfon had
lately returned from a whalinhg enterpriz, the irfl
It aity niomllnt that had been Lhz.aled to any very
material dillance; it proved lo fuiei.ftfil, that on a
uoderate computation, the ietr Irorrcil .d ill amount
to five thourfand fi hui nlir-'l e mictlca. The o-vnese
connlfl chiefly of l 'frfonwhlio left Ni wV-ork on the late
cang' of g,)vcrllnitnt,l anid we are afftirt that the
,!ivi-lcld of one gentlcnmn concertnd, under that lde-
Iliptiial, will ..iiliunt io live hundlreld glinea. 'Ilii
evict ;h:I greatly rheierdi t1c Ipirfts ol the iuhahitanto
ill that infant, and now ir.clih iinprovnrg lrtt of Nova
S-nlia,
We have been info rned by private gentlemen fioin
L.ondon, in the late lilps, that the IBrit(h C'murl
dois n"t ilttend to ctrforni Ito the a;ttict of the late
treaty of peace with America, any farther thun tlti y can
be initred of its good confetqnenes to their counlry.-
'Uie Weltern Polls in America they are determined not
to relinquish l
Philadelphia, Novetmer i. The committee of the
clihanber of commerce, ofi New York, to w;holn waI
referred thel nmoion of Mr. C.mf,.rt Sandi, refp-dlifp
the paynunlt of foreiitu bills, where no pevire us con-
tract exiftl, or partiLJ!arlv otherwise esprefled in the
bill.-repotted on the Ift inf. as follow., vir.
IlTha' bhtls of exchange for bill's nceling. payal,! to
thli flate, Thall he paid by elimating a SpAdtlh milled
dollar at four (hillings and fix pence; a Britifh guineai'
'weighing five dwt. fit gr. at twenty-one iiillings:
moidore, fio dwr. x8 gr. at twenty-fervn fhillings: half
johaanle, nine dc r. oa thirty fix fhilliDgs.
S" Bills drawn in Irilh tlerling, the um to be reduced
to Dritifi llerling, paid in the above mentioned coins,
as above Iated.
Ills 1 rawn in girlder.r ororis, to be paid at the
rate of ,/\ { per guilder.
B;'i drawn in lives tournoil, to be fettled by
rating one Spanilh dollar for five line, five ufoui."
hlich report being read, was agreed to.
Saturday lllt the Council and General Afenbhly of
this fate met in theAfemnbly room, for the purFoe of
choonlngla Preidcnt and Vice Prefident, for the enfu-
in year; when his E.cellence Benjamin Franklin,
Ef; was chosen PreGdent,and rhe Ilnnourable Charles
Middle, Efqi Vice Prefdent of this commonwealth.
E' Btrat of a letter from Pittiburg, Oinber I1. '
S" About a montli since rome villains of Indians aro
fembled, and went to the place where my goods were
and after killing one man, plundered my trading camp
of every penny worth of goll'A furs, to a large
amount, as likew'li an trading toe
this place. 'he mg* li y. im. had bees
apritner among the lived with
.thm houe time. fioU'rato.kM. .d raved
hlia 'hey cairc tir pl1 tlky, a
his-lic & Y


I am it formed the Chiefs have fecured it, and promised
to deliver it to the owners. It is minedd the Brititr
trader, fiom Detroit have bribed the Indians to do this,
in order that they may have the trade undivided to
themfelvem."
.aft week a body of troops, conifting of 70 men of
the irft American regiment. under the conmrund of
Major Hamtrammach, marched through Carlifc, on
their way to Fort Pitt, where they arc to do duty: and
we hear that a large party have gone through York
county, for the fame place and purpose.
A MESSAGE from the Prctident and the Supreme
Fuautive Council, to the General Affcmbly.
GENr LIMTH,,
1 BY the feventeenth felicn of the eontilution,
the General Affembly are diredled to caute complete
lillt of the taxable inhabitant' in each city and county
in the commonwealth, refpedively, to li taken and
returned to them every seventh year front tle year
773), in rdeer to regulate and apportion upon rhofe
lifri the number of Reprefentative to he chofln for the
enfuing period. As this isa matter of importance, and
falls upra the precnt year, it appears to us, that it
would Ibe well to attend to it as forn am p<,llible.
"l By the piefentt criminal Iw, law, fines e a part of the
punifhmer.t for a variety of olfences. Applications are
con.tinll. y nlia!e to us by the (i.fi-i dot for a renillion
nf ficih fine', and lIhfe applications arreernommended
,y the Maafriat(t en the fuletonfideration, that the
crintinals, he ny poor, and unable to pay, become,
while der ined in prison, a ch: rge to tlie public. As
this is generally the cale, the impopii rendered irlrictrual as a punishment; and the fati,-
caaion due ly the laws to the community from the
criminal, i. not made. We therefore cier it for your
confederation, whether means may not be found to
oblige til mi to pay hylabor, what they are unable to
pi:y in ir.iney, and whether this would nor tend more
to the prevention f f fSences, lthoe especially, which
.re committed through a vicious diflle tif labor. ,I
che general r, enrm ofur penal lws, neerfry in it i If,
aDfrreqnlired by the thirty eighth fcdion f the confti-
tution, this portiaular will I properly come before you. a
Earv communication between the differentparto ,f
a late, ii one of the means that contribute to its wealrh
nnd profp'rity. Our roads are prnerally had, whereby
the conveyanie of oor produce and merrhandxie to
mat kter, is often obftruoied, delayed, or rendered more
erpenfve. If the repairing of road wos made a county
clife, to lie defrayed by a tax, and executed by con-
rratn, infcad o being, as at pitefet, an unequal hua-
len on the Townthips, we apprehend they would be
kept in better order, and the public greatly benerted.
The ePablifhment of an improved fyflem of rve-.
nie, is a matter that ferns to u vTere neceffary, Pnd
we therefore earneftly recommend it to )our confider-
ation.
The Tell Laws, however proper or necefary
they may have been. at the time, end under the cir-
rumllante, in which they were made, are at prefint on
varinus accounts, the naufe f much oneaftneft in the
tre; we are therefore fo pinion, that it i ow car
Ifdicnt to revive them. ,t
'" We lhonld foner itav laid fou'"pt thefe matters
before you Honorable Houfe, taielts we were un-
willing to withdraw your attention from the important
points rceomirended to ypou hy Conrrefs.
B. FRANKLIN, Prefldnt.'"
Co'.ncil Chamber, Philadelphia,
November ir, 178..
November t9. By a letter from Worceller, in the
late of MaffTchufets, of OGober i8 we learn, that
two veffels arrived at Boifon from London, brought
but few goods, which is a circumnancc by no meantto
he regretted by the inhabitants of that commonwealth.
For the fewer foreign debts we contact, the letf money
will be drawn from as to make payment and not only
that late, but the United Sartes in general, are fufi-
cintly drained of their circulating cllh, which ha gone
to pay in great put, for article of laznry that this
country would have done better to have been without.
We have much land to culdvat-b and hut few articles
for frtigtt cxports. That people whole niports e-
ceed their exports cannot jrow rich: they nmufleok
for porcrty and rain, as te ianvitable coafequenre.
November 26. It gives me inexprcfble pleasure,
(Sys a correfpoepent, to find that the idea of the ne-
cerity of keeping p a well difriplined militia is not
quite eatinA, prnicularlyin New Eng!and, where they
are nmurcring end reviewing hat only faffe.gard of
their coenatry eery we/,&nd- earlng *hr 'mlftia
as into cecOtion I aad 1 moO be indulgedtb oeplufi




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