Sworn before me, the 19th day of April, 1798.
Teunis Tappen, Justice of the Pece.
We think it unnecessary to make any remarks on the objections against the political conduct of
our representative: They are such as are generally offered by the opposers of administration
at the approach of an election. It is not amiss however to notice the inconsistency of the
Committee, when they are lavish in professions of attachment to the constitution of our country,
and at the same time stigmatize one of its solemen acts with the epithets of "odious and abominable."
That there are in the United States two parties, as opposite in sentiment as good and evil, is a truth
which cannot be concealed; and it is equally true that one of them has uniformly been attached to our
excellent constitution and the administration of our laws, while the other has with equal
uniformity appeared in opposition, and has even gone so far as to justify the French in all the insults and
injuries offered to us.
Fellow-Citizens, it is for you to decide, and it becomes you to be careful. If you wish for permanent
peace and prosperity bestow your suffrages on the real friends of your country.
Henry Livingston, jun.
Peter Mesier, jun.
John B. Van Wyck,
Peter W. Radclift,
J. Livingston Van Kleeck.
N.B. The original affidavit, of which the above is a copy, is left with the Printers for inspection.