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   New Haven Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1786, New Haven, Connecticut                                 J. lie  (Vol. I.) Tliurfday, May ii, M.DCC.LXXXVi. (No. 13.)  Non siur sed toto gknitos se credere Mundo.  ir  il J • ■•■  iia  NJiW-HAVEN: Printed and Publiflied by MEIGS Sc DANa/in Chapd-Street. Pric4 A7«<f .SZ>;7%/ per Annum. -  il  M'  g  1'be follo whig letter is from an vjiknoivn hiind--'-''-Ti:iefcntbnents it contains are important^ and . deserve co/ifidercUion -, they therer fere ciigkt not to le concealed frohi the view of the ■public.  March 3, 1784.  Dear i'V,  f\ S 1 h.1 ve always ufed to write my  jcci, i (h.ili"^ xiiake ik) apology jor die following detail, with winch xoy mind h;i5 bcc'ii liibouiing for ibine liinc, and wiihing ibr dii opportu:!Ìiy to givü it vcat. 1 have iu lo.ne j'atc iotrcrs jiin-'cd to vou my apprc-hcniiins th;it the prcieiit c, nititut;oii ci tins couarrv vouid ¡'.ut Ion;/ iubiiit in the form it no.v vWciis. 1 ihall noiv thro'.v toqctlicr ¡he reai^biis oa wiiicii i have grjuaJud c.icie ap-pit'hc!) lions.  it is v.'cii- known that before the difputes wìL'i ßi itain begin, an ur.ion of" tiic then cjloiic; \Vii5. by viie vvÌ;ojl mep. tiio-.igat im- " pr.it'ticabic. iinorts were niadc abv^ut lije yc.if i co i)ruig iuch a tiiiiig. iato e.viic-tiiice, but t;u:y a!J fa'ied ; and a vvriter Vv'.'io;<: judgniiMt a.id iniormation no one can lu/pciit, vvioic ttiui^Oii theiuujecV:—" i iicy (i. e. the coionic's) have diirerent lornis or goveniiTient, dilFcrent laws, difFerent i:it-Cfclb, and ionie of tiiem diiFercnt religious pe.'-ia.'finris,. and difFerent aianners. Tiu-ir ji;aloa:y of each other is lb great, that ho v-tn'cr ncccifary an union of the colouici has been toj th^drcommon tieieace and ;e-curity, ;ind .how icnhbie loever cach c(>io.ny has been 0.'t.iat neccHity, yet tiif}- have never been able to efreitlach annnion among them, nor to agrv-'c i i rcquciiing the motiier coa'Ury to. eùai.-iiih it ior theii!. If tlicy c-.^uld not acrrec 10 unite for tjieir defence ihe i-'rc ch a:id Iiidianr, caü u rea-io:iab!y be uu'poitd thcj e is any da'ig^ r of tiieir onitinj; üg äriil tiieii" crvn nation r— I'hti'e are 10 many cauies that ihuit opiate ' . io prcvont it, iii.it'l vvij! voitiuc io'L.y, an ' U"U) J iiiein .cw iac:Ji a {;nij;<i\: uot  i;ü')j;cM.>aw;«.. it is Wììk»! i  i.:y 1 iiii'a;-) wirhout i;.e litvll  tyrijnny aiui opprcfi.w!. 'j ¡.e do iioi « ile UùC Wild i.;c Vviiius t.-ii.-vV. W'liui ;uc;i. j.n adnuiiiiti .-Uoa us t-ic ;i-'u,-..t o<  Alva*s in tiie Netherlands might produce, I know not." 1 heie v. ere ilie lentirnent.-i of tlie great Dr. I'har'.klin in i}6u. He has ■ li ved to iee tlie only cafe happen which he fiippofed could pofiibly elfed an union of the American colonies, and in confequence tiiereof an union iormsd. It was ibrmed by a fenleoi common danger, or rather by the preiiure of common calamity, mcji  ^ru-vcHt iyrv.nny and cpprtifrj::,'''* But tills quefiion has fince ariicn ; If an uriion could not be iorined until we were driven to it by external oppr, ilion and tyranny, is it likely that luch an Uiiion will hold when tiiat preiiure is removed ? will not the principles of internal repuHion again operate, and if they do, wJ/at io.ce will counteradt j them ? thi.: thought has been famili:.r to me ever fince the lirit formation of our union, and f could not iieip arguing a pnnri, ag-ainft the probability oi its long continuance after , the removal of the ibrce v-hich compelled its formatioti.  i>ut ought we not in fuch c<?res to argue  from experience?-v.-ell.—ihc expeil-  mentisnow in hand, and what does 1: pro-Xiiiie i Thirteen y}/;:, i:u:::¿ eKruv,  J.jc-ii^d Irates are conic derated for ih.cir mutual defence and fccuritv, each one re-  4 '  taming its own Sr:v2R r: 1 c. ry [a dar;ing word, but iiignly intoxica'.irgl which ie re-preicnted in an alfembiy of t=ic whole. Tills alibmbly has by the coniederation the iole and excluiive power of peace ;;nd war, receiving and leauir.g enib'aiiie.';, making treacici and alliances, and cchtr attributes  of lovcrcignty ;-hut have they the  power or coramandhig i ihibing out of any man''-^ pocket o.n tiiis coiunientr—■—lliev can ¿/i.ijr expellees, and uiU-zv them, and ii.jray thenl out of a common treaiurv ; but now IS that treafury to be j.f, ¡.'¿-(t l—By taxes laid and le\:cd by ./I'c liui'-ri-x of tiie legiil.ture.s of riie ¡everal Ibtes." Then the jc-verti^n^y runs in debt, and  tJie i>:iiri>:i:i{ d Jn^efdguiie^ aCling feparate-h' and in jcpeudently, are to {wvide the o' -.»aymeiit, and wiu.ocjL p,ivii:cnt, or. at«ie<itl profpcd .of pi^yn'cnt. w-e kriow buiiricis caiiiiot be done. — V\ rl;—liOw ^mc the iupplics to be ob ainei : innil ail fhe n.at;cj ai^rcc in ohc inecific ircJc r or are l>.e>- ht: ij tLetn'.elves ;oco;v:. iv rn.-fu- ?•  a.iJ 1.1 Citii'ji c.iii, is lii'..  n 'J : a::y  i.e lü.'üc  povjer to oblige each and every ilate to fur-niih its fuppiies i this laft queition, vve know, muft be determined in the negative, and as to the two former we are vibrating between yea and nay. Though the confederation iecms to point out cue inodCf yet an attempt has been making to alter it;—how far it has fucceeded I know not, but anc» ther mode has been piopoied once and a-gain, viz. an I.mpost, which cannot be obtained without the confent of every fate. The firil propofal of this kind ieemcd to be pretty well reliilicd by all but P.hode-lfland, who threatened to give it a mortal ilab——-Congreis alarmed, ordered a deputation to periuade the refraclory ftate to forbear, but before they could execute their commiilion, \'irginia with a back-haiided ilroke completed its downfall. What now ?—Congrefs new models the propofal, and fends it forth again—Majellically flow, it ftalks along, receives a Iwcet fmile fiom one, a foft kiii from another, and a friendly fnake by the hand from a tliird—but furly Conntclicuf gives it a KiCtC, and down it tails again.*—* Now where are vve ? what ihall we do? how  are our debts to be paid ?-^—Sell ycur  new lands fays one—Wiio will buy them ? fays another ;—we w^ant caih in hand, and purchafers are not to be found in a day-.— \Vv;il then, raiie it by a tax on poll; ana eft-ates. But, lay the Southern States, muil: we pay as much for cur negro polls, as yea New-E ■'.glanders lor your white labouring men th t can earn three times as much——— and muil our poor land, fays New-England, that is ri-ozcn h if the year, pay as much as your rich V irginia and Carolina ioii ? or our pal ry hut.s and fhuds, as much as your p:ilaces r Here we are all u-gcilier by the ears r.bout modes and fomis of raifng Cctili, and all this while Congreis rcmon-iirati;;g, and rx/.ciiijq , what is wcrfe than euh,er, ail tiie current coin is going o;!tof the ccunny as lall as w.-.ter .iunb uver a d..m, & all the pof^/crs of nan;re or .-r; can-no* ilop it. Siiv:h i take \o be i-be iri:c p-di-ure of the pieicni tin.'c. ' Our .ic«-ti>.l j-o-ver'UncuL !S an i'Ogc, crn;p;:ca!:c(.l, unw ei-  Gv inacidne, i;i-:i.----wi.a': '-.'empari'ions  ibmcuinc.. iduiuv.te ui;i cl J lu;r t can"  one !>e jf.ii.id to  iiiia-  5 '  u- j  I'  iiFiil »  « « „rs .UBÄi  .—r-  n ,  lÄfi S l'i.  im  fr'-  le. n)\ iiienvi,  liti! •.C-\ ;; • C.OCkS  gui:ig all t(.g-:her by the force of iheir  r   

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