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Cowl ins-Green, March IS, IS 13,
It w ill be seen from Sir. Henderson's
reply to Sir. Davis, which will he found
in another column, 'that the contemplat
ed debate between these gentlemen is ap
pointed to take place in Ashley, on
Wednesday next. We are highly pleas
ol r.t il-.ia. f.ir tit? teAson. mainlv. that
"n H..,itv 5i! thus be afforded the
f W;;1.wtn;.,n nrim inles. to
eww-o this community, and to the
-world, the grounds upon which they op-
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pose this great moral movement, unas,
long been a matter of surprise to us,
. professors of religion and more especial- j
iy the preachers ol that gospel winch we ,
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nure and coed should oppose the ef-
ions inai nave ucei:, ana are buu rauh.nij;,
i ii,ml..!'.ii,nc(.nJ fi.:.rr,il i;.?n
that has been so long overflowing, with
a destructive flood, all that is noble in
human nature. We know rf nothing
that would Lc more gratifying to the
friends of Temperance generally, tnan an
exposition of the grounds of opposition
assumed by a branch cf the Baptist,
Church, against this great moral reforma
tion. And if. the debate be properly
conducted with a single eye to the true
interests of the community, we may look
for some good results and not other-
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foil anv interest in this matter go to the
wise. e v. culd say to all tnen, who
debate not with the expectation of lis
tening to a personal dispute for we feel
confident that the reverend gentlemen,
will not, on this occasion, so far forget
the dignity cf their calling, as to 6iiflcr
themselves to be diverted from the true
merits of the question. Go therefore, France, I was led to do so by eonsidera
J ... ' ' . , . , j n- , tions of his high talent, exalted charac
with unprejudiced minds doubting not t . , . . x.
r J b ter) a,,j rc;lt IIiorai worth. I he coun-
but the debate wid be conducted through-1 trj ) j fee, 5SSUrcj. wou j 1 represent
out, in a spirit of Christianity. Some, i d at Taris in the person of Mr. Wise
we are aware, think otherwise. We be- j by one wholly unsurpassed in exalted
lieve the result will show that in this i patriotism, and well fitted to be the rep
... . . , , resentalivc of his country abroad. His
uev nave misur. p-e-j. '
put in circulation, that the citizens are
i be taxed, six dollars each, to raise
lbunds to defray the expense of building
m new court house, is too idle to need
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refutation. We shall next week, pub-
lish a statement cf the condition of the
iiic laoricauoii v men some iu:oi. uas
Treasury, showing the present available j
means of the county, when the people
can determine how much reliance may
oc piacca in sucu uugoear rcpons.
The Hannibal Journal of tho lOlh
inst says., a negro man, the property of
. V. tie bee, and a negro woman witn King oi the r rencli, in the place of tanjiiemenl in which we are now in
Jicr two children, the property of Mas- i-ewis Case resigned. v. lved by .Mr. Webster, were pie-
i :,)., ,i , ..i, i JIION TYLER. !senttd to-d.iv. Bui the pressure of
-J1.A Urtl I ul U. I milliiZ Ileal UlUl I 'lul-lr f
were itolen and run off bv the Illinois
Aaouuomsis aunng me prccceuing two
weeks. The property stolen was valu- To the Senate of the U. States:
cd at $1,500. The plunderers took!: I nominate Caleb Cushing, of Massa
with them "a variety of arliclcrs, such as , chusctta. to be Secretary of the Treasu
, i ,f i. ' rv, in place of Walter forward, resiffn
bacon, bedding, wearing apparel, &.C. ( 1 JOHN TYLER.
It is supposed they crossed the river on
the ice, and that the negroes were hur-
ried off immediately on the way to Cana
Tho same paper gives an account cf j
an attempt,, during the same week, to
run off a mulatto girl belonging to a Mf.
Guthrie of Hannibal, in. which the, mis
creants were canght and ttken before a
Justice of the Peace, who, after an ex
amination, rcqured them to give bail in
thc sum of $10,000, for their appearance fr the wisdom of the Senate has caus- ' setts from si i very, (inclining the slave
at the next county count but failing to ' ei me again, since his rejection, to re-( States.) It will be s.-en that li-s reso-s-ive
the required security, they were consider his merits and qualifications. , bilious of to-day have the purpose of
-committed to the Palmyra jail.
We understand that the building of
the.Court House has been contracted for
with Messrs. Kern & James, for the ;
umof$5,600 four hundred dolbrs less'
Vi . ,i, .;..i4 k ,t, r., '
than the sum appropriated by the Coun-.
.ty Court for tliat purpose, Mr. Kern ,
has cantracted to do the wood workforj
!?i3,200 the mason work is to be done by ,
Mr. James for $2,400 all to be com-!
plcted by the 1st. of September IS44. !
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These gentlemen arc practical mechaa-j
ics, and good workmen and, what is e-,
qually important, in these pinching times, j
they are both residents of the county; '
so that in al! probability litis enormous
appropriation of $6000 will not be swept
lrom us entirely; but on the contrary, a
large portion . of it will necessarily be
put afloat aaiongst us. The Superintend
ent has acted with a view to the interests
of the county in this matter, and the
citizens cannot but appreciate his mo
tives. ' ':!'" ' . (.
idaae SpuctB. The Acadia steam,
er brought $992,600 in specie. So
ays -the Boston' Tianscrip!v The
B iibm Bulletin :y the. amount is
fuliy jL' 103,030, or ia round numbers
A2.000.000l. i-.-v;-;';;-' ''
J H3" Will the publishers of jiiwjtedie'i Ma.
g-zme please forward to ua a co;y "of the
vork, and (hereby redeem their ploi'go.
Arrest or Major Patse, U. S. A.
The New York Commercial of the
27th u':.. savs: We understand that
on order was received at this military
, i .. r r- . i w, i i the sixteenth punt rule, (which pro
MtiMiiiiveslenlaVjioniueneral Wooli ;'. ' . - 1
. , hibus the senuing bills orujinaitmr W
directing the arrest or Major 1 ayne,(.i(el. j,, tQ ,e 1,tnerlul.in!j, the
commanding ct Foit Ilamillon. Ti e ;.lst three das of the session.) it still
' we lelie ve, are for disobedi
! encc of ordtm, for writing letters dis-
; rrspcctful to bis superior, and other
urohtser 'ike cor due!.
,;,L, f.!IC5I ,N Q,Nry, ILL.The
0(,:ncv Ic,-ald of the 2Cth u!t; says:
J J .& T, ((
Me; oJist Episcopr.l Church, deliver-
led a discourse on the Inst Sunday, in
nvhition-IO trie cr.U oi le uiiu. i-
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ar-i eais that he i-i firmly convinced
of the correctness of the theory ol
t ath.cr Miller, rtid pronounce.) it as
his decided opinion, that the woihl
will come to i.ncud some time duiing
the present year. Who can tell that
there is rot more truth than poetry in
the Millei doctiine, after all."
Nomination or Messes. Ccsuisc
a.xd Wisl. The following are the pro
ceedings in the Senate of the Uiiitcd
States upon the nomination of these gen
tlemen, on the 3rd inst.. which we copy
'from the National Intelligencer of the
The following is the vote on the above
nominations: Yeas 12, Nays 2-4.
i Vi ASHINGTOS, r euruarv o. I&-3.J.
Talhe S.nalr nf fi- V Mutts:
hi transmitting the name of Henry A.
Wise to the Senate lor the mission to
t rejection by tlie Sei:ate has caused me to Minixler to Prune;; Mr. O:shing,o
j reconsider his qualifications, and Iscono!f,e Srcretanjs.'iip of the Tremury.
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.cause ll uouui mai iiv- .stiuiiitiiiij M"""
ficd fur the st:itioll. i kcX it therefore,
to be my duty to renominate him.
j I i.ominalo Henry A. Wise, of Vir-
j to )c tnvoy Ijitraordiiiary and
minister plenipotentiary tu the court of
j ,,is M - ftv, the King of the French, in
U cf Lewis cSss. resiencd.
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- JOHN TYLER,
T1:c Moving c 'ute lhe above
To , - , f . r Stales;
I nominate Hetirv A. Wise to be en
vcv extraordinary nd minister cleiiino-
tentiarv to the court of Lis Miiicstvthc
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I K. Ji'!'"? vI'Vk .Sohe '
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; Washington. March 2. 1843
I aiiv it.i.u , oil; 13 i lie uii mi; riuuie
Tt. r. i.. .-i. i. .
i nomination: i eas 19, IV ays 27,
WAsnisc-ro.v, March 3; 1843. ,l,e sordid and merceuary interests
To the Senate of the U. States: ( tiat .-real power which has al-
In ubm.tt.njr o you the nam. f Ca-; b(. ,r tries wlt Jug
leb CuslunK as becrctary of the ireasu-. - . . ... , .
ry, I did so . in lull view of his consu- ni iut is to t..e Iluidoo. W e nerd
mate abilities, bis unquestioned patriot- ; "n'-v I".'"1 ''le feader to Mr. Adam
ism. and full capaciiv to dbchargo with - resolutions, ( ui Miother column,)
honor to himself and advantage to the : which are pet lectly in keening w ith
country the high ami important duties Ins petition to dissolve the Lnlon at
appertaining to that department of the ! the last session of Congress, and his
Government. The respect which I have petition at this to sen irate Masacliu-
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I not have a more able adviser in the ad-;,
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.herefure. tu he mv dutv to renominate I
I nominate Caleb Cushing to be Sec -
rctary of the Treasury, in the place of
The followiiiff is the vote on the above
nomination: Yeas 10, Nays 27,
Washisgtos, Marah 3, 1843.
To the Senate of the U . States:
I nominate Caleb Cushing as Secret-
rf lheXr in p!Je of Willtcr
Forward. - JOHN TYLER,
The following is the vote on the above
nomination: Yeas 2, Nays 29.
Tub Case of Yocxa MK.-icrca.
The Philadelphia Inquirer slates that
a number of the ladies of Woodbury,
N. J., havecarpeted the cell in which
young Mercer is confined,"nnd furn
ished him with a suitable bed.
Steamkr ScySK. The Savannah
Georgian, of the -27 th ult., says:
uThe fine steam-packet, under the
commund of Captain McXelty, which
lefi this port on Saturday- ni'ternoon
for Pilatka, was run into at St. Catha
rine's Sound, on Saturday night last,
by the steamer Sam Jones, and sunk.
The passengers were scarcely taken
off before the went down."
1 UKSMAV, March I. The Globe
says "the Senate, in the early part of
to-day, passed the bill extending the
chatters f the District banks lor ten
vears, fruin the time of the expira
tion of iheir present charters; but, in
j '',n,qiiciice ol a refusal to suspend
remain in the possession, ol the sen
ate. The bill for the payment of the
bnllnnces dne Massachusetts for dis
bursements during the bite war with
(real Britain, about which there ha
been so frequent discussion, was also
passed to-day, but is in the same pre
dicament as the District bank bill;
and unless the nijc re suspended to
morrow, to permit ihem to be sent to
the other House, there is no proba
bility that citl'crcan receive the sanc
tion of Congress at litis sess on.
The remainder of this day's session
was occupied in action upon private
cl.-iinis. w hich had already passed the
other Ilouc." '
Tiik House. A short discussion
tonk place on Monday, on the Trea
ty question, and on the bill appropria
ting moneys to defray the expenses
f our Airman rviuailron. I he lat
ter was disp-se-.l of by passing with
the blank fi led with the sum of .27l,-
2". A number of members were
opposed to appropriating anv tiling
lwg o.'.? on ..or part (.-,"., j 'mei! ir.-; more than as,ump:iori .
' with our stipulations, till ,s m1 ins"ier".'e.?
comiilvin with our sitpti
we should see the policy p;rr.ied bv
the 1'ritUh Ministry. The vote on
t:ie passage of the bil! thus filled
stood yeas 137. navs 40.
March 2. Both branches cf Con
gress were en:acu to-dav (to use a
printer's phrase) in irorkiu ntf the
ordinary liils, and fiui-hing the ma
tured iiusiness (' the session. To
com', Ic-te this work, the Senate had a
recess, at the dinner hour, under an
order to meet again al 6 o'clock, for
a niijiit session. 1'ossihly the bod v.
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lino u i uu:ia e t-u iiic i iusiuc-mi a
new nooiinatioits Mr. Wise, fr
liCC.. oCC, lull We tllinii It IllOSt IIKCIV
j lh;ll ,,le S.ll;ite ,,, ulllii lhe
I last night of the sessi. ti, so that the
; j..int ..,: v be eomp.llcd f. show
hj- X1ltilt. i:md al once, and the Sen-
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:,,e e cr':i'' c 1 'V " ,,h. an C
: X" xlc S' ,:1 f.'-"-.tmet.tS
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, at nin e out especially in the iron
; ruction ol the whole C.biiu t and
not -by iecemcal.
J In ihe Senate, some ini'eiesting dis
cussi.'i) arose tin al.i'lfi.mi the llou.-c.
providing the ways and means tor the
ex-ci.t. n oi die Webster treaty
Some remark ib!e aspects of the en
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'""'l '"Vyr ti-'" i
gre::'. o ii, aim u wei.i imuugii wi.ii
much less deliberation than we have
seen somt times bestowed on a I ill to
Hid. iniiily for a few lost horrc.
In the House proceedings, our re id
ei s wi!! find another specimen of the
readiness of the rancorous enen,is
of our Democratic Institutions to
I i:n-riflci lhe de:itet bones ol man to
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-mother means of breaking upon the
oii;!oiL iiiK oiitrsiioii u .issuiiioiitfij
sinking it into
The session of Congress tern.ina-
; ted on the 3d inst.. at 1 2 o'clock at
nii'ht. The l uisviJe Journal ol the
'berslw.d reached Hint place, and
f. , i.l, :. i.,lovtin.. inloim ,tion:
Mr. Cushin.' was nouunaierl to
the Senate f.-r Secretary ol th- Trea
sury twice, anil twice rejected.
Mr. Wise was nominated as minis
ler lo France three times and reject
ed. Mr. Spencer wn transferred from
tlie War to the Treasury Department,
reavin; the Secretaryship of War
The nomination of Mr. Everett as
special minister to China was con
firmed, leaving the office of minister
to England vacant.
' The nomination of Mr. Irwin us
charge d'offairs to Copenhagen was
confirmed. (1 ' ' :
We also learn that the President
signed the bill repealing the bank
rupt aw." -
The number of passengers who ar
rived at New York during the year
1842, was 74,489; being a much larg
er number than ever arrived there be
fore in any one year.
The Right of Visitation; -The
i ecrnt remarks of Sir Robert Peel
upon thi subject, have roused but
one feeling in the press of this court,
try.' " They sire unanimous in sustain
ing the government against such.'nn
assumption. The Baltimore Ameri
can, in an article, expresses itself in
the following manner: St. Louis
Gazette. - -
We may take the occasion briefly
to note that if the riht claimed in
this particular by Great Britain, is
hers by thu laws of nations, why is
it necessary that she shmrld ask it lo
be conceded bv treaty stipulations?
l'here is some incongruity here. Is
it not evident that England in assum
ing this right is, unconsciously per
haps, using a tone of superiority,
which cannot be allowed between
pniml and independent nations? It
does appear that she is arrogating, to
hersell a supcrvismv n;iir.uru us
thoimh she had charge of ihe police
f the seas, whose authVity to ques
tion and examine the ves-els of nil
other nations must I'C submitted lo.
We claim lo know," savs Sir Hub
ert" Peel, "whether a vessel hoistin
ihe American fl.ic be bona fuie Ame-1
ncan." is tt.er- no assumption neres Captain Harcer is in pursuit of him
But hn tl-cr "We claim the riht to I wc i,.ive no jout ie wdi be arrest,
know,"' Mvs the Minister, 'whether j
a rrivotis wrong has not been oXer-i , p
, , n . . r. r. ,,:J Sfimt-l'al Maoxkiism. 1 he 1 rov-e-J
to the American d ig. Is not this j
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....r.,;t ,.n n aroma! magnetism t the good pco
itsell as an :rsiract ptoposiiion. I! f r
Great (5. i'ain is determined to cxer- j P-' win ty.
.i r ;.;,i;,n n,.oint 1 1 e lecture on Arnma! .Ia-netism.
eise the tigi't ol visitation against, r
a...,.,, , on ihursdav evening last, was tie
our remonstrance, she most i!o it ,u .- . .
i i ir .. ... ...I u.,,.;n(. mi o-t auiusin.', il not the instructive,
her ow n pent. II a vessel be.iiin: '
4 rt . i. . 1 1 i. ,.,-fi, I :ol t he co-irse. I he lecturer, iifier a
the American II ill Miouhl he ovct.i ai.l- .
ii i I i i i ,,,,.. I short i.M.rdiiiin, 1:1 the course ol wuch
ed bv her cruisers, and shout. I prove, . . . . .
.- . , , ... i .i,. he sot his diagram upside uuun, and
to be vol an Ameiicr-.n e-sel, the;. " " .
"iii . n .,...- m other way s aptieared decidedly tin-
matter would be no concern ot oui. n 1 r.i; -1 ' .
., .. .. , i 1 1 ,. der the influeuce ol the jivul. came to
Bull! the vessel should prove to he
. . i ; I,. ,i-i ,-.,(t: . a ful slop Willi -Ladies and gentle-
Ameii;an. en.'ac.l in law nil trallK,, . r . . .
it j- ',. i ,!. I '.,- tnen. ir.e tact is, 1 am aiunk; d-ienllu
i he boardir:!? o::rtV unit tlie tiovein-i . . ..... . .
i.....; . i..n ...l.t
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have t' be
nsihle fir such in-
stn. ction. Sir Charles N ipier. in the
dcliate in the House of Commons on!
ibis y.ibjert, declared that Great l.ri
tain would not give trp the tight of
taking B- ilisb seamen from American
ships, and be found fault with I.o;d
Ashbuiton for making such dcclaia
tion to the American Government.
This btngtt ce is not held olli'-'i illy by
British ministers, I nt the cl iim ol vis
intion iis't'.a'y akin to lhatofthe
ii"ht ol impiessment. fith implv
the rrecesiv o! cxnioiung prooi oi
nationality: both Imve relerencft to j
someackro-Alciljmi nt of superiority
in the nr.tii.n dernaiidtrii: the test;
s.r.d neither can be admitted by our
coutitrv as a matter of right without
a sicrilice of na'ional dignity and in
dependence. Tkka rr wirii .Mexico. Anions the
K pnK-eedinp in the Senate
townnls the close ol the session Ol
Congress, was tho ratification ol a
convention lately eoncluded at the
city of Mexico, between the diplo
matic representi.iives of the United
Stte, and that Government, the
terms of which are s.ii.l to le bono
rabjeaud eligible to bofh nations.
As the raiilicition of the-treaty will
doubtless be exchanged in Washing
ton cite, we inn y' expect to see it
soon oflict d!v juoinulate,!.
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Sines ok W;au l.osr.--Il "ppears
that in ihe great gulf ol .Mexico, in
September his!, t'o ec vc.es of war
were lost, as they w re in tlie gulf s.t
the lime, fc ha c not since been heard
from. , They were the English ; brig
of war Victor, the Frei ch briir of
war Dunois. and tlie Texian schoon
er of war San Antonio. A'early or
quite , three hundred men perished
with these vessels. The Dunois was
from Havana for France, the Victor
from Vera Cruz for the West Indies,
and the San Antonio from Galveston
to New Oi leans.
Shipwueik ami SuKfKiiiNi;. The
brig Forrest, of and lrom Portland,
for Havana, wns capsized in a gale
of u ind on the i'.h ult. She niter
wards righted, and the crew escaped
drowning by lashing themselves in
the ringing. They remained on the
wteek two days, with nothing to eat
but raw' potatoes, and nothing to
drink, when they were taken off by
the Briti-h bark Allen Jane, and carri
ed to Liverpool.
Take CAnF. ".vigoer" Stkalers!.
A law has passed the Legislature of
this State making the crime of entic
ing negroes from their masters, nnd
secreting, or running them off, a Pen
itentiary offence, besides u fine of five
hundred dollars. This is just as it
should be; and if the well disposed
part of the community those who
have a strick regard for the laws nnd
for the constitulonal rights of their
neighbors, will take the trouble to be
a little on the watch for these mid
night robbers, we think the infamous
practice of decoying negroes from
Missouri ill soon be done away with,
and the now tirnished character of
our city retored-io its original" port
tr. We certainly do not wish to see
any person sent lo the penitentiary;
but the man who would entice in this
.State, end then assist in running off to
Canada, the negroes the legal prop-erty-pf
our neighbors of Missouri,
more richly deserves such a fate than
the horse thief, ihe incendiary, and,
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we line lo.saio ir nssnssui. ii
them beware. Quincy (III.) Herald.
Assassination. The New Orleans
Crescent Citv ol the 21st savs:
A Mr. Evans wa- shot - yesterday
afternoon, about 3 o clock, upon his
own premises near the Metaire race
course, by a German, named Conrad,
who lues in I reston s buildings, Lar-
j roj(n. It appears from the state-
ment of Evans, that he had a quarrel
a short time since with Conrad, i b ui
the ."'.looting of a hog, and . that Con
rad, to revenge himself, came to his
i.Unt.itinn and discharged both - the
j u ( f fc (,i)iI(.e ,arree)! s,t un
into his shoulder and chest
The report of the cun, and the cries
of Rvans, broouht to bis assistance
two ol his neighbors, who placed him
in a carl and conveyed him to the
Charity Hospital, where he" soon
Co.'.rad made his escape, but as
! of ihe iiiane:ic fluid rpon a lnMurc
w no w.-is icveaiui me uivieues
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and 1 sli.ill not lecture to-night.
You can have youi money back, or
you maV come again for nothing at
i some other time when I'm sober, but
it is quite out of thi question lo go
on at present. His assuciat", ur.
Colhv, resumed the lecture, witli i.n
npclogy, which was doubtless as good
as the case woi:hI mliuit I.
Lajipf.acht. 1 lie l.ijr Lor.il arriv
ed yesterday from' Cam peach v, and
we ate indebted to her commander,
Capt. G i imes, tor a hie of papers up
to the 5th instant. Capi. G. tmd pa-
peis ,,j t;le 6th and 7ili inst., cmitatn
peis ol the 6th and 7ili inst
tnr, a tic tailed account of the action al
CUvm in relation to which we re
ccived verbal information from Capt.
Boylan, of the s hixmer Two Sons,
some days since but on bis vessel
being overhauled at Lerm.-i, they were
tnkcai away by the Alexicatis. The
Coral left Campeachy on the 7th
ir.st., nnd on the same day the city
was placed under manial law sj as
to render the resistance more effectu
al and available On the 8th instant,
the Coral was alongside of the Mexi
can fleet.and on Uie evening following,
a spirited action was fought between
lhe Mexican S:caincr Gaudaloup
ami the Campeachy gun boatsfjiile
resulted in the former be.ng Beaten
oil". During the whole time, on. in
cesiatit cannonading was - kept up
livm ihe eminence aud lhe .forts,
which continued up to 4 o'clock on
ihe 1 2. h instant, and was distinctly
head on board the Coral, which ves
c! was becalmed in the neighiior
hood. Capt. Giiiiies touche.! ;it Si
sal, on the loth, but could ban no
lunl.er particulars beyond those com
The Camiec'ie Bole I'm of the 5th
instant, contains an account of some
horrid cruelties practised by tho Mex
ican army alter the battle of China,
which for the sake of humanity, we
hope are exaggerated. It mentions,
for instance, that one of ihe prisoners,
niter haviug been subjected to se
vere tortures, was crucified alive and
exposed to the sun for five hours, until
he gave up the ghost. The press en
treats the Yueatanese rather to be
buried under the ruins of the city,
than surrender to an enemy which
violates all the principles of humanity.-
X. O. Bee.
Hayti. The insurrection in Hayti
was effectually suppressed by the
prompt and energetic action of the
commander of ihe army. Tlie proc
lamations of President Buyer nnd
Gen. BrogeKa sneak in a tone that de
notes decision and secures obedience.
A Great Consolation. One of
the Washipgtdn letter writers tells a
good story of a certain Prussian Min
ister to this country, when he was a
boul to leave, expressed to the Secre
tary of the State ids regrei at part
ing with so many good friends here
but," he added very gravely, and
with groat contortions of feature,
have dis one consolation that I thai
hoar no more da broad seal of do
State of New Jersey." - : ,
Sir: I have had the pleasure of
perusing your highly intellectual mi ve
ry interesting communication, published
in the Radical of the 11th inst, and now
permit me to express my profound admi
ration at the magnanimity, skill and tact,
that you have displayed in this affair.
On perceiving the perspicuity, ability,
set forth in your articles, some have
supposed that you are one of th. most
sagacious and efficient oppuD.eaU.of the
Tom nomnia aqiisa Z ftio ... ! .1 -1 '
""ij"1' liiivv u Hie wiue spre&u
valley of th West.' 5 But !W this as k
may ,1 will meet you. according U your
own propositions, if not, providentially
prevented.' ' ' ' Yours,'&c,. ' ' :.iJ
J. IL D. HENDERSON.
Bowling Green, Mar. 14, 1843. ., ,
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... t"o jwc Radical ,;-t
It appears from Mr. Henderson's re
ply to Mr. Davis, in to-day's paper, that
we are certain to have a public discus-
CInn fiT a nn.l 1.:W: 1 Z
p .....iij mw
portant question of moral reform. "At
this we rejoice. We wish the public to
have an opportunity of knowing the
grounds of opposition to the temperance
movement as well as the arguments in
its favour. Truth cannot suffer ky the
most rigid scrutiny; and the sooner error
is exposed the better. No man or set of
men can claim infalibility. AU. are
more or less liable to be misled, accord
ing as onr opportunity to acqnire infor
mation is more or less perfect. , If the
friends of Temperance are getting rid or
c' lone evil at the expense of incurring a
of i ,:,., i r i
t-uiiv.viioi.iuk viis ui jiriiiujis g naier mag
nitude (if indeed a greater evil caneX'
ist,) common prudence calls for them to
desist, and their gratitude will be due to
those who show them whereiu they are
wrong; and it is hoped that every iVa9li
ingtonian u ill attend this debate, not on.
fy willing, but w ith a tlrferminalion, to
vote for the opposition if they f exhibit
facts and arguments suflitient to con
vince, not every man, but sufficient to
prove to an honest, unprejudiced and in
telligent mind that our principles aad
measures are uf a demoralising- tenden
cy, end consequently at war with the
public welfare. ':
And we also appeal lo onr opponents,
desirirg that they w ill put on, or rather
not put off the true dignity of men di
vest themselves of all preconceived no
tions lay aside narrow and illiberal pre
judice, if any exist weigh calmly ' and
dispassionately tlie facts and arguments
of both sides, and Lrm their opinions ac
cordingly. In conclusion, we would say to all go
to the debate not with the paltry desire
that the one or lhe other of th. combat
ants may triumph ut go with aii ey.
single to the cause of ruA, and conse
quently w ith your best wishes - for the
happiness of your fellow ereatures, bear
ing in mind at the same time the saying
of an ancient philosopher 'To acknowl
edge that I have been in an error u only
claiming to be wiser to day then, I was
yesterday.' .,.,..,, ;:17,i;r
'If I am right, thy grace impart m
Still in the right to stay, :. 10
If I am wrong, O teach my heart;
To know tlie better rrsr.''1 '''
.--.! i.j:j WAsni'sc-rWiAs,
MurcrTlV-13 " V-
- CoNrt. 4.n tSe-fcst ororTrie
sessj.iD,- ihe Senate amended'1 the bill
ext'-iiding for five . years the act1 of
jrantin pensions t ihe widows of
otfic.ers and soldiers of the Revolu
tion, so as lo reduce the time front
five years to one. The bill ns amend
ed, passed ayes 25. noes 17; " '
The Treasury Note Bill passed,
with an amendment authorizing otif-
sloniing notes to be founded in U. S.'
stock to extend beyond ten years. ' :
Tlie President signed. on" the 3d
inst., lhe law repealing the Bankrupt
Act. . ' " s .' - :l
In addition to the, confirmation of
the appointment f Mr. Everett Spe
cial Minister to China, nnd Mr. Ir
win Charge des A flairs tv : Denmark1,'
the Senate confirmeJ the nomination1
of John C. Sencer as Secretary of
the 1 reasnry, and Mr. Blvthe n Co!
lector of Customs nt Philadelphia.--'
Mr. It. was the collector under Mr,
Van Buren, and was removed "to
make wny for Johnathsn Koberts"'1
A bill nppiopr'mtirg 150,000 for
clearing out the Western rivers was
also passed. The bill also provides
for improving the harbors of Chica
go, Milwaukie, and St. Josephs. ' I
1 It was presumed nt Washington;
thut, as soon ns the Senate adjourned.
Mr. Webster would be appointed
minister to . England, Mr. Upshur
would go into the State Department,1
Mr. Cushing into the Navy, and Mr.'
Proflit, Clwee to Rio. This last
-nomination President Tvler did not
think it safe to send to the Senate. ''
, . :, , , ..iron :
Fame is an undertaker , that pay
hut little attention JaMf tiring, but
bedizens the dead, furnishes out their -funerals
and follows them to : the
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