Henry Livingston, Jr.
Henry Livingston's Prose

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.
John Johnston,
Peter Mesier, jun.
John B. Van Wyck,
Peter W. Radclift,
Ebenezer Dibblee,
J. Livingston Van Kleeck.

N.B. The original affidavit, of which the above is a copy, is left with the Printers for inspection.

Poughkeepsie Journal
24 April 1798, signed Henry Livingston, jun.


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