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confequence of their refufal; but Mr. Gerry, it is faid, has been permitted to remain. All parties muft unite in condemning the conduct of the French on this occafion. Disgusting haughtiness, unprincipled rapacity, and grofs injustice, mark their proceedings. The Americans, on the contrary, have teftified a regard both to prudence and honor. They have ftudioufly labored to avoid a war; but, if they should be driven to that extremity, they have both the spirit and the power to defend themfelves.