From The Evening Post
Democratic Foresight. - During the administration of the Great Jefferson, a vessel of war was built and completely equipped, at Oswego, at the expense of 40,000 dollars. After she was finished, it was ascertained that there was a bar of sand across the harbour in which she was built, over which it was impossible for her to pass. There are at present one sailing master and two seamen on board her, at the expense of 100 dollars a month to the U. State. She now lies "high and dry" on the shore, perfectly useless and going fast to decay - A beacon to warn our wise rulers to constantly bear in mind the old adage of "Look ere you leap."