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The Adams Centinel (Newspaper) - February 25, 1801, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 13 WEDNESDAY, F ft wilful and grofs corrupt'.m. Ac ir would be extremely improper to leave fo great a charge in this unqualified manner, Mr. D. would proceed to ex- amine this conduct of the judges of the United are tnoic judges Nominated by the Piefident of the "United and cholcn by the Se- nate agreeably to the Conffcituuon and thefe judges are to continue in their high offices How long or at whofe pleafure? At the plea lure of no man nor fet of msn, but during good behaviour. Surely if there be any parr of the government, or anv fet of men in the United States, who were placed above the fpirit of party, beyond the reach of c: rrupnon, ir is thcjude.es of the Unitcol Sutcs ar.-l yet, above all others, 21 e the men charged with a party i'; and with corrupt nu-n, ho are fingied out as men of tl.c m' :1 found wifdom and inUj'Uy amougit us, and who are fuperi-.-i" o ihecic.id charge of cruelty un the having rcfuf- ed h ave for the of P.eiidenr of ti.c I'ni-ec! Sla'cs. What mtnncs. rhc dcr jfion of the bench he couhi not f.iy but many vc- ly ftrotiir picfent why therequcft ought to have beeir and wiiy the chief maoi4rar.e fliould nc-t be c'rr.wn frorn place to place as a wirnds in courts of In the cafe of Cooper, it was believed ar lue atierwards known, that his object in fohciring the atlend- tlie President was merely to perplex the coin t and induce a puft- ponemcnE of his s rial. This ed by his conduct to many members of tins hr.uJc fo rnar.vof them had been fummonea by him, aswkncflcs, tha't was ooii-ed to a.ijourn 10 en- able them to attend court, v- here, after remaining from 10 to 3 o'clock, they were told, upon the judges pro- !o have them that they would not be wanted. This was the conduct of Mr. G oper, whofc trial he attended, and v. bicii he could lay with great confidence, as many honoiable meinbcis who now heard him, alfo at- tended. was one of the iairevl and r.ioft deliberate that ever wss had. As llic gentleman from Maryland had been mn'bken in his fdas, Mr. R.- deemed it of importance to co'rreft his mis-flatements, inafmuch as it is highly elefirable to keep the public correaiy informed of public proceed- ings, and to undeceive she people of: en into which they have been led by the tales of rumour. In govern- ments like ours, where all i-olkical power is derived from rhe people, and whcfc foundations are hid in public opinion, it is that the uooplc be truly informed the prorccdinzs the motives and views of their coniti- tuted authoiiiies; it is rhe duty f.f the latter to keep in a ftate of purity 'he channels ot public informs; ion, and to make liable to examplary malicious pcrfons, who by wantonly diffeminaring unfounded fufpicioi.s, irn- poic upon the inflame the jpjJLons, and miflcnd the judgment of their fellow citizens. In a r'cnub- Hcan pvcn-menr, wJsere public opini- on rules every thing, it is at! impor- tant that truth fliould be the hafis of public infonmrir.n. Govoi r-iutnr, which is the preservative of the gene- ral happincis and fafety, cann' t U- (e- cure if falfehood and malice is to rob u of tlie confidence and a Iff eft ion of the people. AUhoujrh my fole motive for rifing, fjid Mr. Kutlrdge, was to the irr.f flaic-meiits of the genilurncn who iidd preceded me, yet as 1 ;nr> up, I will trouble the committee with a re- maiks upon the which have been heard from the other fide of 1, t. i-Iit, ..O'Jlc. An honorable member from Kentuc- ky, ij'.lr. Davis) in a fptcch in w'nich more acrimony was exhibited than he ulually difplayed, had pointed in very the evils to be emaileci upon us by the re-enacting of this law but, df.cr recapitulating tlum, had concluded by faying, kt had nathlvg to fear fiom ?V, becemjc he was an liunejl inan. If, Sir, honeTr hnve no- thing to apprehend this meafure, whence all clainnr i snd wherefore ail this f. ar and horror? Why found the tocfin, and why agi- _ N E W SPAPERfl R C H 1 V E
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