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80, black with frowan, disturbid old Look but within, and ftreight appean ocean solls,

The signature all datore wears ! Or smiles, when Colus the wind con- Where e'er I am, how e'er oppreft,

This heav'nly portrait io my breaft, Oh when, Cole abiter of joy or grief! Inspire with confidence divine, When mail this breast ihụs painfu! And comfort flows from ev'ry line! with relief?

Thro? dangers numberless I go, How long thall doubts difturb my ag. Yet weather all the forms that blow ; xious wind?

To lead me to the peaceful shore, How long unfix'd, this heart be thus My God and guide is ftill before ! confin'd?

At night, before I close my eyes, Oh halte my fair | the voice of joy And in the morning, when I rise, proclaim,

I pray for safety, health, and grace, Nor thus with curses. Ioad ą guiltless and fill the Lord belore me place! Aame ;

He theds his odours round my bead, of this, nor foes, por Gres, thy pow?k And makes me deep secure in bed deprive ;

In all the labours of the day Frown the laf fate; or bid Philario He goes before, and points my way! live !

Soon as my passions wild prevail

, Once fix'd, resolve ; fubmiffive to thy And faith and reason both assail ; hand,

When strong temptations fpread theiß Thy (wain retires; or hugs the bleft net! command !

Before mę ftill the Lord I set: But know, this breaft, whate'er thy His presence can the pasions lay, lips require,

And teach them reason to obey ; Whate'er the doom, ftill feels th' vn- Temptation's charms soon disappear, quench'd defire ;

And truth succeeds when God is near, Long, as existence, claims this breath

When sorrows upon sorrows roll, ing berea

And sharpeft arrows pierce my soul Long, as the world, or nature forms when deepest sunk in black dispair, my care ;

I lift my eyes and heart in pray'r ! Long, as to me, the sun rolls chearful

Just when all human help had fail'd, round,

And friend and neighbour nought Light's beims look gay, or please the avail'd, charms of sound;

This best of friende, in conftant viev, So long, thy form, these eyes fhall with

Shews what himself alone can do! to see,

Thro? all the future ilis of life, So long this heart pant earnest fill for

Amidi courempt, reproach, and lines thee !

I'll let the Lord before mefiki, Still fiong in death, cach dear idea And live obedient to his will!

So, when throp dealdia dark vaill In life's last hours, love close th' unwilling eyes!

He wil: a ligur belore ine prove,
Conduê me fare so enciers jos",

And mark me out some oleqi employ.
The Divine Prefence.

A Sacred ODE.
I have ret the Lord always before me.

Epitaph on Laurence S'ern.
Psal. xvi. 8.


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marble rare Whole fraise the whole creación Some wortbiefs, vamouro'd, titled loo!

to praise ? Hath fixed, in love to heman kind,' And hall we not hy one poor grave. His blefled image ia our miod:

flone learn, The lines are brong, the picture fair, W bere genius, wit and humour Neeg No need of anxious search and care;

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taken has been more than twenty

four hours in the power of the enemy Conclusion of the Treaty of Amity it shall belong wholly to him who has and Commerce, between his Ma.

re-taken it jesty the King of Sweden and these

2d. In case during the interval of United States, from page 302. twenty-four hours, a vessel be retaken

NE of the contrading par. by a man of war of either of the two

ties being at war and the parties, it Mall be restored to the oriother remaining peuter, if it should hap: ginal owner on payment of a thirtieth pen that a merchant Mipof the neatral part of the value of the vessel and carpower be taken by the enemy of the go, and a tenth part, if it has been reother party and be afterwards retaken taken after the twenty-four hours, by a Mip of war or privateer of the which sums shall be diftributed as a power at war, also tips and merchan. gratification among the crew of the dizes of what nature soever they may men of war that thall have made the be when recovered from a pirate or re capture. Tea rover, shall be brought into a port 3d. The prizes made in manner a. of one of the two powers and fall be bovementioned thall be restored to the committed to the custody of the officers owners after proof made of the proof the said port, that they may be re- perty, upon giving security of the part fiored entire to the true 'proprietor as coming to him who has recovered the soon as he thall have produced full vefsel from the hands of the enemy. proof of the property: Merchants, 4th. The men of war and privateers mafters and owners of tips, feamen, of 'the two nations Mall reciprocally people of all sorts, Tips and vessels, be admitted with their prizes into eacá and in general all merchandizes and others ports ; but the prizes shall not effects of one of the allies or their sub- be unloaded or sold there until the jects Mall not be fubject to embargo legality of a prize made by Swedish nor detained in any of the countries, thips Mall have been determined acterritories, islands, cities, towns, ports, cording to the laws and regulations rivers, or domains whatever of the established in Sweden, as also that of other ally on account cf any military the prizes made by American vessels expedition, or any public or private hall have been determined according purpoíe whatever, by seizure, by force to the laws and regulations eftablighed or by any such manner : much less by the United States of America. Mall it be lawful for the subje&s of one 5th. Moreover the king of Sweden of the parties to seize or take any thing and the United States of America ihail by force from the subjects of the other be at liberty to make such regulations piry without the consent ofthe owner as they shall judge necessary respecting Tos lowever is not to be understood the conduct which their men of war to comprehend seizures, detentions and privateers respe&ively Mall be and arrests, made by order and by the bound to observe with regard to verauthority of justice and according to sels which they fall take and carry the ordinary course for debts or faults into the ports of the two powers. of the subje&, for which process Mall Art. 19. The Mips of war of his be had in the way of right according to Swedih majesty and those of the the forms of justice.

United States, and also those which Art. 18. If it should happen that their subje&ts Mall bave armed for the two coatracting parties should be war, may with all freedom condit eagaged in a war at the same time the prizes which they Mall have mads with a common eneiny, the following from their enemies into the poria points Mall be observed on both fides. which are open in time of war to

it. If the fhios of one of the two other friendly nations, and the said natioos retaken by the privateers of prizes upon entering the said ports the other have not been in the power ihall not be subje& to arrest or seizare, of the enemy more than twenty-four nor Mall the officers of the places take hours, they fall be restored to the cognizance of the validity of.the said original owner on payment of one prizes which may depart and he con. third of the value of the thip and car- duced freely and with all liberty to go. If on the contrary the vessel re

the places pointed out in their com- nor Mall any leize their effects, and mifions, which the captains of the much less their persons during the faid vessels Mall be obliged to thew. said nine months ; but on the coatra.

Art. 20. la case any vefsel belong- ry, paffports which thall be valid for a ing to either of the two itates or to timne necessary, for their return, thall their fubje&s Mall be stranded, taip be given them for their vessels, and wrecked or suffer any other damage the effects which they that be willing on the coafts or under the dominion to carry with them. And if any thing of either of the parties, all aid and is taken from tnem, or if any injury affittance fhall be given to the persons is done to them by one of the parties

, fripwrecked, or who may be in dan- their people and subjects, during the ger thercol, and passports mall he term above prescribed, full and entire granted to them to secure their re- satisfaction shall be made to them os turn to their own country. The laps that account. The abovementioned and merchandizes wrecked, or their palíports hall also serve as a sale conproceeds, if the effects have been fold, duct against all iosulis or prizes which being claimed in a year and a day by privateers may attempt agaicft their the owners or the ratioracy, Mall be persons and effects, restored, on their paying the costs of Art. 23. No subject of the king of falvage, conformable to the laws and Sweden fall take a commisjon or letcustoins of the two nations.

teis of marque for arm ng any vessel to Art. 21. When the subjects and in: act as a privareer again it the United hahirants of the two parties, with their States of America, or any of them, of vessels, wiiether they be public and against the subjects, people or inhabiequipped for war, or private employ tants of the said United States or any ed in commerce, nall be forced by of them, or against the property of the tempeft, by pursuit of privateers and inhabitant of the said Aates, from any of enemies, or by any other urgent prioce or fate whatever, with whom neceffity, to retire and enter any of the laid United States thall be at war, the rivers, bays, roads or ports of Nor Mali any citizen, subje&t or inha. either of the two parties, they fall bitant of the said. United States, or be received and treated with all hu. any of them, apply for or take any unaoity and politeness, and they thall commission, or letters of marque, for Cuiny all friendship, protection and arming any vessel to cruise against a ilitance, and they thall be ai litersy the subjects of his Swedila majesty of to supply themselves wich reliela. any of ineni, or their property, from menis, provifions and every thing no. any prince or state whatever with cefsary for their fulieuance, for the whom his said majefly thall be at war, repüi of their vesels, and for con. And if any person of either nation thail tinuing their voyage ; provided al. take such commillions or letters of ways iney pay a reasonable price, and marque he Mall be purished as a pirate. irzey malt not in any manner be de. Art. 24. The veifels of the lab. sued or hindred from failing out of jetio of either of the parties coming the faid per's or roads, but they may upon any of the coasts belonging 10 satire and depart wien and as they the other, but not willing to enter io. Please without any obliacle or hin- to port, or being entered in to port and drance.

not willing to unload their cargoes or Art. 22. In order to favour com. io break bulk, thall not be obliged 10 merce on batı ad-s as much as poili. do it, but on the contrary shall en icy bir, it is agreed, that in case a war all the franchises and exemprions which thould break out between the said two are granted by the ruits subsisting with nations, which God loriid, the term respect to that object. of nine months after the declaration Art. 25. When a vefsel belonging, of war, hall be allowed to the mer. to the subje&s and inhabitants of chants and subjets respectively on one either of the parties, failing on this hide and the other, in order that they high sea, thall be met by a ship of war winy withdraw with their o.f:es and or privateer of the other, the said Mip moveables, which they shall be at li. of war or privateer, to avoid all diforberty to carry off or is fill where der, thall remain out of cannon Shos, birey please, without the icali oblace, burmay always send their boat to th:2.


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849 merchant ship, and cause two or three of the United States of North-Americk men to go on board of her, to whom and every of them, which Mall be in the master or commander of the faid the ports, havens, roads or on the seas vessel fall exhibit his passport, ftating near the countries, ifands, cities and the property of the veffel, and when towns of his said majesty, and Hall use the said vefel Thall have exhibited her his utmost endeavours to recover and passport, The Mall be at liberty to con- restore to the right owners, all fuck tinue her voyage, and it Mall not be vefsels and effe&s which thall be taken lawful to'moleft or search her in any from them, within their jurisdi&ion. manner, or to give her chace or force Art. 2. In like manner, the United her to quit her intended course. States of North-America, shall protect

Art. 26. The two contracting par- and defend the vefsels and effe&o beties grant mutually the liberty of hav. longing to the subje&s of his Swedish ing each, in the port of the other, con- majefty, which shall be in the ports, fuis, vice-consuls, agents, and commir. havens or roads, or on the seas near saries, whose functions fha!) be regular- to the countries, iBands, cities and ed by a particular agreement.

towns of the said states, and Mall Art. 27. The prelent treaty shall be vse their utmost efforts to recover and ratihed on both sides, and the ratificx. restore to the right owners all fucks tion shall be exchanged in the space of vessels and effects which shall be ta. eight months, or Tooner if posible, ken from them, within their jurisdic.. counting from the day of the signature. tion.

Io faith whereof, the respective ple- Art. 3. If, in any future war at sea, nipotentiaries have signed the above the contrading powets resolve to rearticles, and have these-unto affixed, inain nevier, and as (uch to observe their reals. ..

the stridest peutrality, then it is DONE at Paris the third day of agreed, that if the merchant thips of

April, in the year of Our Lord either party, should happen to be in a one thousand leven liundred and

part of the sea where the ships of war eighty three.

of the same nation are not ftationed, (Signed)

u or if they are met on the high rea, GUSTAV. PHILIP, Count

L. S.

without being able to have recourfe to de CREUTZ.

their own convoys, in that case the B. FRANKLIN.

L. S commander of the thips of war, of the Separate Article.

other party, if required, fhall in good THE king of Sweden and the United faith and sincerity, give them all necesStates of North America, agree that sary asliftance, and in such case the the present treaty thall have its full 1hips of war and frigates of either of effe&t for the space of fifteen years, the powers, thall protect and support counting from the day of the ratifica- the merchant thips of the other, pro. tion, and the two contracting parties vided nevertheless, that the ships claimreserve to themselves the liberty of re- ing afisance are not engaged in any newing it at the end of that term.. illicit commerce contrary to the pria

DONE at Paris the third day of ciples of the neutrality.

April, iu the year of Our Lord Art. 4. It is agreed and concluded one thousand seven hundred and that all merchants, captains of mer. eighty three.

chant Mips or other subjects of his (Signed)

Swedish majefty, fall have full liber. GUSTAV, PHILIP, Count

L. S.

!y in all places vader the dominion or de CREUTZ.

jorildi&tion of the United States of B.'FRANKLIN.

L. S. America, to inanage their own affairs

and to employ in the managment of Separate Articles.

them whomsoever they please ; and Art. 1. His Swedith majefty Mall ofe' they shall not be obliged to make ure all the means in his power to proiect of any interpreter or broker, nor to and defend the vessels and effects be.' "pay them any reward unless they make longing to the citizens and inhabitanis use of them. Moreover the afters



of Mips Thall not be obliged, in load merchandizes are declared contrabando
ing or unloading their vefsels to em- or the exportation of which is forbid.
ploy labourers appointed by public den, those only who Mall have sold of
authority for that purpose; but they intended to sell or alienate such mer:
Mall be at full liberty, themselves to chandize, being liable to punishment
load or unload their vessels or to em for such contravention,
ploy in loading or unloading them
whomsoever they think proper, with- Done at Paris, the third day of
out paying reward under the citle of April, in the year of our Lord
falary to any person whatever ; and one thousand seven hundred and
they thall not be obliged to turn over eighty-three.
any kind of merchandizes to other ver.
fels nor to receive thein on board their

own, nor to wait for their lading long-
er than they please, and all and every GUSTAV, PHILIP, Count
of the citizens, people and inhabitants


::} of the United States of Amer ca Mall reciprocally have and enjoy the same B. FRANKLIN.

L. S. privileges and liberties in all places under the jurisdiction of the said realm.

Art. s. It is agreed that when mer. Now therefore, to the end that the chandises fhall have been put on board faid treaty may with all good faith be The ships or vessels of either of the con. performed and observed on the part of tracting parties, they hall not be these states, all the citizens and inhabisubjected to any examination ; but alt tants thereof, and more especially ał? rzamination and search muß be before officers and others in the service of the fading, and the prohibited merchan. United States, are hereby enjoined dizes must be Ropped on the spot and required to govern themselves before they are embarked, unless Atrialy in all things according to the there is full evidence or proof of frau- ftipulations aho've recited. dolent pra&tice on the part of the owner of the tip or of him who has he com. Done in Congrels at Princeton, this mand of her. In which cale only he shall rwenty-fifth day of September, be responsible and subje& to the laws in the year of our Lord one thou. of the country in which he may be. fand seven hundred and eighty In all other cases neither the subjelts three, and of our sovereignty and of either of the contracting parties who independence the eighth. Mhall be with their vefsels in the ports of the other, uor their merchandizes ELIAS BOUDINOT, PRESIDENT. fall be feized or molelled on account of contraband goods, which they have CHARLES THOMPSON, Story wanted to take on board, nor Thall any kind of embargo be laid on their ships, {adjects er citizens of the Hate whole


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