Thursday, January 14, 1796

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Tomahawk or Censor General (Newspaper) - January 14, 1796, London, Middlesex Number LXVIIL] [Price Two Pence Halfpenny. THE TOMAHAWK! CENSOR The Kiilfl! and OR, GENERAL. the Confiittttiott! PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. pro r eg e SMPE, pro pat&ia semp�r. THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1796. �W 77f� PRESENT STJTE OF POLITICS. THE internal peace of England feems to he re-efta-blilhed, fince the palling of the two bills; and it is exa&ly as we predicted. No reafonable, well-meaning man is either hampered in his fpeech or in his anions, and fociety is greatly improved ; there is lefs acrimony, lefs debate, and much lefs unealinefs; fo that, in every refpe�t, as individuals, we are gainers by the change. In confidering, on the other hand, the fecurity to the public tranquillity, there is no comparifon between this and the month of November, when all was hubbub and dii-order, and when one part of fociety feemecT ready to rife up and maflacre the other. Amongft the evils which were growing to an alarming height, were thedifcounts at the Bank, the multiplication of paper, and the fcarcity of gold ; at the fame time that every article of neceflity became dear, and was hoarded up.-Who can refill the French republic, faid Barrere, .which, with a ream of paper, can build an hundred gun fhip, and fend her to fea; and, with another ream, can recruit an army ?-Barrere was right, fo long as that poflibi-lity lafted, but no longer; and the nature of the means itfelf fhared its evanefcent exiftence. Tbe reams of paper are difcredited and ufelefs; and the fleets and armies feel the effe&s. For no fubftance is fo quickly reduced to allies as that which burns with the greateft blaze. While, with a few (beets of accommodation paper, fugar, fpices, corn, coffee, &c. &rc. could be heaped up in warehouses, from year's end to year's end, how could the public be ferved at a reafonable rate? But now that illicit and cruel monopoly will be limited. Abraham Nevvland," who is the moft eloquent man in -England, fays to the stainers of paper, thus far JJialt thou come^ hut no farther; and immediately, inftead of drawing on each other, they are obliged to draw on the warehoufes, and bring their contents to market. From this we augur great benefit indeed to fociety; convinced, as we are, that the high prices of all tl oic articles which can be monopolized with any profpect of advantage, are locked up, in order to keep up the price. The fugar baiters will not deny this; and they ought to take fliame to themfeives, that, while the money of the nation was employed to increafe our polTeffions in America, and the bravery of our feamen accompUfhed the talk, the pro-duce of-thofe iflands was locked up from us, and we were obliged to pay dearer than even (hangers. Our blood flowed, and our treafures were expended, to en-x4ch a (quad of Weft India merchants, brokers, ajid fugar boilers, at our own-expen.ee;. but this,' happily, is wearing towards its end. The prefent war, though, ftill a war, has allumed a more civilized afpe�t of late. The French no longer glory in the lavage manners of the reign of terror; neither do they fet all civilized fociety at defiance, nor excite all nations to revolt and maflacre. The reign of falfe philosophy and ferocity is at an end; and mankind has once more the profpect of peace and happinefs, un-difturbed with thofe pernicious principles which menaced us with ruin and deftru&ion. The views of the wife governor of America, are not of fmali importance to England ; for had the faction, which has attempted, for fome 6Bie pair, to fet up vio- ' lent men in' opposition to the great Washington, and thofe who aft with him, fucceeded, w'e moirid, immediately, have found all amity, and commercial intercourfe with that country, fufpended. This was one of the plans of Joel Barlow and his alfociates, who confidered it as one of the Deft modes of annoying Great Britain in her trade; and, certainly, had they fucceeded, they would have done this country "a very material injury. And, it is to the moderation of the prefident, and the good fenfe of the: American people at large, that we owe the prefent happy end of the conteft between the true Republicans arid the hot-headed Jacor bins.  Amongft other things, the Defenders in Ireland, by becoming lefs. violent, and lefs certain of fupport from France, promife us a return of peace in that country" an' event devoutly to be wifhed. - And we cannot mention that country, without drawing a comparifon between the prefent quiet ftate of things, and the ferment that blazed out, during the (hort.but boifterous reign of Earl Fitzwilliam. The good public, and good private character, were never more completely at variance, than in that man. The virtues of private life difappeared, totally, in the public man; who, if Judged of by his (hort admimftration, would be confidered as^ one of the moft fiery meteors that ever fhone on the horizon of politics. The diftra&ed ftate of France gives, every day, more hope of the; return of peace and order j and, upon a general view of all the exifiing drcumftmtm^yft jnayno^ we think, confider ourfelves asulyfles did, when he came within light of Ithaca; though there are, yet, 'fome ' su-ttors, whom both art and ftrehgth will be iieceflary to employ in reducing to filence. v ".,. 3 Y

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