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, Tozvmrls the Resolzllioezs. 41

 of any mention 0f his name. A spirit of opposition
 was born of the instant, and the advocacy of resist- v

ance steadily increased. The means and methods , » of that resistance alone formed subject of debate. The resolutions passed at a meeting of the citizens

 of the influential county of Clark will give an idea

of the opinions expressed in all. They were the C first of the series and passed so early as july 24th, First. Resolved That every officer of the Fed- eral government, whether legislative, executive, or judicial, is the servant of the people, and is amena- ble and accountable to them : That being so, it be- comes the people to watch over their conduct with vigilance and to censure and remove them as they may judge expedient : That the more elevated the office and the more important the duties connected e with it may be, the more important is a scrutiny and examination into the conduct of the officer; An d that to repose a blind and implicit reliance in the conduct of any such officer or servant is doing injustice to ourselves. Second Resolved, That war with France is im- politic, and must be ruinous to America in her present situation. T bird Resolved That we will, at the hazard of our lives and fortunes, support the Union, the in- dependence, the Constitution, and the liberty of the _ United States. Fozzrlh. Resolved That an alliance with Great » Britain would be dangerous and impolitic; that W should defensive exertions be found necessary, we s would rather support the burthen of them alone F than embark our interests and happiness with that corrupt and tottering monarchy. » “ iF;)'!/E. Resolved That the powers given to the Y President to raise armies when he may judge neces-