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the time of the riots in Philadelphia, some
rf the officers wore called upon to protect
against domestic violence, a Temperance
Mall which belonged to the colored people.
Instead of asta.nblin their pvut eomitatut
and maintaining the tuprcioiicy of tho laws,
the wiseacres tore down the building, think
ing such a course would involve less trouble
aqd expense; and it scom9 to us that Doctor
Dailey'a argument would fully justify them
in so doing. As to wholher the laws against
which the Carolina slaves rebel are constitu
tional, it a question that is to bo adjudicated
by tome othor authority than James K. Polk
or Dr. Bailey a question to be determined
after the domcstio violence has been put
down. ,.
. It can make no difference in the action of
the general government whether the power
which the master claims over his slaves U ei
ther created or guaranteed, by theconstitutiou.
Obedience to state laws is guarranted and that
is sufficient to answer the purpose of the slave
claimant. If the Heralds argument be asound
ono, there is need for its immediate applica
tion, for domestic violence prevails through
out the entire south, not contrary to, but in
conformity with State laws. Not a servile
war upon tho part of the slaves, but a war
carried on by the slaveholder agzinst his vic
tim; and there is no possible way of prevent
ing this domestic violence, save by the aboli
tion of slavery. Has the government the
right to abolish slavery, in order to protect the
slaves against domestic violcncel The Dr's.
argument answers YES! Wo should like to
know whether he is willing to make such ap
plication of his principles. We think it will
hardly answer for hiia to go so far as this;
and yet if in any case it is right for the gen
eral government to protect the inhabitants of
a State against domestic violence by other
means than upholding the State law3, it cer
tainly would be in this, for slavery is a war
which has inflicted far more suffering upon
humanity than a servile war ever did. Riv
ers of blood have been shed, fetters have been
worn, prisons have becu crowded, and homes
made desolate by its accursed ravages. Yet
the United States has no right to interfere to
arrest its progress, but is bound to furnish to
the outragcrs, men and munitions of war if
they are needed and demanded; therefore do
we say give no countenance to a Constitu
tion which requires this at the hands of all
who promise to support it.
' But there is yet another clause, a clause
which the Dr. has omitted to notice, and
which would have been too palpably fatil to
his argument to introduce that in regard to
the upprcsion of insurrections. Every body
except Liberty parly, knows that insurrection,
is a rising against the laws. It matters not
whether the insurgents num'jer ten, or ten
thousand, save that in the one cisa the State
or County can put them down, while in the
other it would probably require the interfer.
encn of the general government. Will Dr.
Bailey pretend to say that if the South Caro
lina slaves rise in rebellion to the slavehold
ing laws of that State, that they are not in
surgents, that they are not in a state of insur
rection Will he contend that the lT. S.
government may put down that insurrection
by putting down slavery! The President has
promised that if the demand is mid.; in the
manner prescribed by the Constitution, that
tie will quell that insurrection, for govern
ment never anticipates failures in such aflTairs,
and the members of Congress and all other
United -States officers, are bouid to aid ami
assist the President in maintaining the Con
stitution, each acting in his appropriate
sphere. The clause is distinct and explicit,
nothing equivocal about it to put down in
surrection," and it is the veriest special plead
ing and foolish argument, to strive to maintain,-as
we have known so:no Liberty party
men attempt to do, that a slave insurrection
is not an Insurretion.c and therefore that gov
ernment is not bound to quell it.
So much for the duties and obligations of
office holders, to which point of discussion
the Dr. has so strictly confine! himself, that
one would suppose from his articles that the
Disunion I'lelge referred particularly to
them. , Instead of this being tho case, it has
to do more immediately with the voters tin
ker the Constitution, and their rcsponsihili
tiesi rather than the duty of officers. But
their responsibilities simply as voters, the
Dr. "for certiin good reasons best known to
himself,,'.' chose to say nothing about. Our
views on this subject will ho found in the ar
ticle on "The Duty of Citizens."
- John Pierpoint says: "The word comes
to va iron the Latin "ruunt" a sacred vow
a wish that a cert iin thing should be done;
ini the pturo of this transaction which the
name signifies is an action no less sacred
.now.' . i i . . .
This seems to us a correct definition.
"But do the people understand it! , Is a vote
ebnsidcrrd a vow, an oath! " I know that the
prunlo pf C), and't. understand it; for they
r. ohligcA to take un Catb to support" the IT
!". C ;nst:tiilinn, brfir Oiry rai jro to ths
ballot box. The foreigner understand it; for
ho too, must take tho oath of allegiance be
fore he can participate iu tho conduct of the
government. - We know that the writers on
jurisprudence understand it; for they say there
is an oath implied in every ballot, and ws
hope that the entire people will ere long un
derstand that when they go to the polls they
virtually make a solemn vow to do what the
voters of Ct, and Vt. and the naturalized citi
zen swear to do; and that is, to support our
national Constitution, blood-stained and ty-
ranical as it is; and to support it, not in such
parts as may suit them, but in its unbroken
Remember that vote, thstsnererfuoio? Have
you a right to take it! We answer No!
Under a Constitution which h is no power
save what the voters give it, which has no
strength save that derived from the people,
which depends upon tho popular will for its
existence, its daily support, which is a con
tract of the. many with tho one, and the one
with the many, it is certainly all important
that every citizen should know how much of
that contract he is bound to fulfill, and what
obligations rest upon him by virtue of his po
sition. That the compact is pro-slavery, and
that office holders are bound to maintain it,
we have shown in our articles upon the Dis
union Pledge; and that the citizens who mere
ly vote are alike bound, it is now our purpose
to prove. We lay down this position as in
All citizens of the United States whether
native or naturalized, have tho same obliga
tions imposed upon them by the general gov
ernment, and the samo rights granted them
as private citizens; and every voter under the
Constitution is bound to maintain tl.c Consti
tution. While we have but one kind of citizenship
in this country, we have two kinds of citi
zens. The one native born, who is invested
with a citizens rights upon attaining his ma
jority; the other foreign born, who cannot
possess them until he takes the oath of alle
giance ns prescribed by the naturalization
laws. The modes of initiation arc diffcrcut,the
rights the same. Wo think no one will as
sert that tho Units! States government de
pends more upon its foreign, than native born
citizens for support, that in the hour of dan
ger it passi's by, and overlooks those who
were born upon its own territory who heard
the cries of t'.ie screaming eagle in their cra
dle, and in their infancy became familiar
with its 4th of July celebrations, and throws
itself for protection into the arms of foreign
refugees from oppression. Such an idea
would indesd be preposterous. It requires
no groat depth of mind to comprehend that
tha oath of the naturalized citizen is design
:d to make him equal with the native born
equal in rights and equal in responsibili
.ius; to impose upon him the same obliga
.ion to maintain, support, and defend the
Constitution beneath whose a-gis ho chooses
to Uike shelter, that rests upon every native
horn voter. The foreigner tikes the oath of
ille.giaucc, and is sworn to support the Con
stitution. Is not every other citizen bound
to the same extent? To s ty that ho is not,
would bo as absurd as to assert that the vo
ters of Connecticut and Vermont when they
cast their ballots for President, are more
hound t ) support the Constitution than are
the voters in Ohio, inasmuch as the former
have to swear so to do before they are per
mitted to deposite their vote. We-aro there
fore justified in saying, tint all voters under
the United States Constitution stand upon
precisely the same ground; it matters not
whethor they have taken the freeman's Oath
as required in Connecticut and Vermont, the
oath of allegiance as prescribed by the natu
ralization laws, or the implied oatli contained
in every ballot, for these three are one in their
binding force, and those who tike them are
equally bound to uphold and defend the U. S.
We say equally bound. How far they are
bound, and by what means they must main
tain it we will now examine. First, they
arc bound to maintain it pasiively, by due sub
mission to all the laws which are based upon
it; second, by active obedience to its requisi
tions. The United States government is pro
fessedly a representative government, having
no powers but those which are delegated to
it by the people; it is in fact the people act
ing byand through their agents who are bound
to do their work. For instance, the people
decide that it is expedient to have a Tariff,
and as a matter of convenience they appoint
a few men to act as Col'ectors of the revenue.
If any body resists this law which the peo
ple have established, and the people's agents
with the ordinary means which have been
placed at their disposal are unable to enforce
obedience, the agents are then empowered to
call upon their employers, the people, to sus-
tiin tlit in. So in relation to the agreement
concerning slave insurrections. If tho U. S
army, tho ordinary means which the peoplo
h'vi fi!ruihil tlm Prcs'dent for iusuppro
ion aro insufficient, then extraordinary means
re retorted to, drafts are mads upon those
who yearly ordain the Constitution "We
the people" and every citizen of the U. S.
government who Is capable of bearing arms
must act to suppress insurrections if his ser-
vices are needed and demanded by the prop,
er authorities, for remember tho people's
Constitution mutt be sustained, or the peo
ple's government falls, and the Union is dis
solved. They may not, many of them, be
called upon personally to fight in behalf of
slavery, but by the act of voting, which is an
assertion of the rights of citizenship and an
acknowledgement of its duties, they solemn
ly promise to do soif their aid is needed'
and furthermore they are now individually
through their ngents, tho national soldiery,
armed and equipped and ready for this work
of death. And again, they may not often be
obliged to assist in the return of fugitives,
but when called upon by the U. S. Varshall,
their Rid must not he wit! h I J; and besides if
they sustain tho law which requires the sur
render of fugitives, they are responsible for
its execution in every case.
Let every friend of the slave then refuse to
give his ballot-promise to support the pro-sla
very Constitution of tho United States to
surrender the trembling fugitive to crush
tho liberty-loving insurgents to stamp eter
nal disgrace upon the name of America, and
to fix the stain of slavery upon his own soul.
We publish on our fourth page the alledg-
cu conicssion of tins individual. Some of
the papers pronounco it a forgery. If it he
one, it is a fiction founded upon fact, and
true to nature; it is well worthy of perusal
and wo commend it to the attention of our
readers. It depicts in glowing colors the
unquenchable desire for intoxicating drinks,
which lies like a smouldering fire in the bo
som of him who has partaken deeply of the
howl, and is ready to buret into a fierce
flame whenever the breath of indulgence
calls it forth. It faithfully portrays the deep
anguish of the reformed inebriate who has
again turned to his old practices, and appeals
in words of thrilling pathos to our kindliest
sympathies. It tells of his renewal of the
covenant, and in tints of glowing light pic
tures the glorious blessings which have been
conferred upon man by tho instrumentality
of the Temperance pledge. If this confes
sion be a forgery, it is at least no forgery
upon human nature, but is a living reality.
The annual meeting of this Society will
be held at Newport, Indiana, on the 13th
inst., commencing at 10 A. M. We design
ed saying more of affairs in Indiana, but have
not room this week.
India ri-brer paper is recommended
as the most suitable for the printing of the
law, that it may be stretched occasionally
for tho accommodation of rich culprits.
Plait Deilcr.
It is also "recommended" as a good casing
for the consciences of those temneranee men
who patronize and apologize fur "respec'ful
and gentlemanly" jrrosr-sellurs. Cleveland
It is also a capital thing upon which to
print the U. S. Constitution for the use of
Liberty party. The material is warranted
to stretch as much as "private construction"
or "mental reservation" will require.
Sometime since the Yankee schooner Sal
ly Ann, under command of Captain Spooner,
was beating up the Connecticut river. Mr.
Comstock, the mate, was at his station for
ward; according to his notion of things, the
schooner was getting rather too near certain
flats which lav alonir the larboard shore. So
aft he goes to the captain, and with his hat
cocKea on ono side, says:
"Captain Spooner, yon are getting rather
too close to them 'are flats; hadn't vou better
go about!"
1 o which Captain Spooner replied:
"Mr. Comstock, do you go forward and at
tend to your part of the skunor; I'll attend to
Mr. Comstock "mizzled" forward in high
"Boys," said he, "see that 'are mud-hook
all clear for letting go."
"Ay, ay, sir, all clear."
"Let go," said he.
Down went the anchor, out rattled the chain
and, like a flash, the Sally Ann came luffing
into the wind, and then brought up all stand
ing. Mr. Comstock walked aft, and touch
ing his hat very cavalierly, "Captain Com
stock," said he, "my part of the schooner is
at anchor!"
We have enjoyed a hearty laugh at this
anecdote of Captain Spooner, and want our
readers to have an opportunity of doing the
same. Every one who reads it will see at a
single glance that the mate was a Yankee of
the right sort, and was determined to do his
duty, whether the Captain did or not
We think that the ship of State, is in about
as bad a fix as was the schooner Sally Ann.
flic Captain is a Southerner, chivalrous and
hold, and therefore heeds not the warning of
the Yankee mate that he is running the ves
s il upon the shoals of destruction, but advi-
Mi him to mind his own busine, to attend
to his part of the slip, Ws hope the male
will follow the Captain s advice; let him
throw out the anchor of "Dissolution" anj
she will be "brought up all standing."
llien, when tho best bowor anchor has takuu
fast hold of the solid earth, und tho vessel
is checked in her course and out of danger,
he may walk aft to his Southern Captain and
inform him, that his part of the ship is at anchor.
This steamship arrived tt Boston on the lOtli
inst. bringing dates to the Hlr She brought
121 passe, gers, among whom ware Edward
Everett and family.
The crops of England, which it was fear
ed would fall short, now give promise of a
bundancc. The Queen is still in Germany, and her
progress afforded an abundance of matter for
the European papers.
A Paris letter of August 15, says "Ru
mors arc daily acquiring consistency of fears
entertained of Queen Victoria's sanity."
Capture op a Pirate Slaver There
has becu on the west coast of Africa, a most
gallant and successful engagement between
the boats of one of her Majesty's ships, and
a largo pirate slaver. The boats engaged in
tho affair belonged to the Pantaloon, sloop 10
guns, Com. Edmund Wilson. The prize is
a remarkably line vessel of about 450 tons,
polacre rigged, with immense sails. She is
of great celebrity en the coast, is armed with
four 12 pounders, and had a mixed crew,
composed chiefly of Spaniards, amounting to
about 53; and was equipped for any villjuous
service, whether slave dealing or piracy.
Oiijliet bcttcctn the Uritirh and the A at ires
of Mittlacascar. In the beginning of May
last, Ranavalo M'anjaka, the Queen of Mad
agascar, issued orders that all the English
and French residing in her dominions should,
within eleven days, btcome her subjects, by
having themselves registered and naturalized
as Malagasies, or that they should immedi
ately quit the island.
Three hundred and fifty men, of whom 100
were French soldiers, and others belonging
to the three ships, landed on the afternoon ot
the 15th inst., and advanced across a plain,
under a sharp fire from the fort nnd.battery
of grape and musquetry. The enemy was
driven out of the battery and the guns spiked.
Another circular fort mounting 30 giu.s
was then discovered, which was also storm
ed and taken. The guard-house, custom
house, and a considerable part of the town
was burnt. The loss of the natives was ve
ry great that of the English and French
some 2d men killed and 00 wounded.
Thcro is a complete famine in Poland.
The religious disturbances at Lcipsic have
not been received.
There has been a tcrriffic whirlwind on the
continent. Its effects in Holland were al
most as severely felt us in France. At Rou
en, however, it seems to havj expended its
greatest violence. In that city three exten
sive manufactories were destroyed by the
whirlwind, while all thei.ands were at work;
not less than sixty persons of till ages per
ished in the ruins, and one hundred and twen
ty were thereby wounded.'
The wolves have of late made frightful rav
ages in the commune ol Enveniieii, I ranee.
One fold containing about two hundred sheep
was destroyed in one night.
1 lie ilrouglit at Constantinople has been
so very greal, that water, which is usually
abundant, sold at 3d per gallon.
The British ministry have pledgod them
selves to degrade and exclude from her Maj
esty's commission, every declared Repealer,
and every declared uraugeman.
The last advices from China bring intelli
gence of the province of llonan having been
visited by an earthquake which demolished
ten thousand houses, and killed upwards of
lour thousand people.
Ou the S5tli of May, a Theatre containing
an audience of some 5 or 0 thousand persons
was destroyed by lire. As tlicro were but
two narrow doorways by which this im
mense audience could escape, the conse
quence was that there were burned or tramp
led to death by the crowd 1257, while the
wounded numbered 2100.
The Calcutta Mail brines dates to the 1th
of July. A native paper reports a most hor
rible case of ilacoity or gang robbery, in a
district near Calcutta. A band of daeoits at
tacked and entered the houso of a Ilrahiiian,
whose family comprised an unusnal number
of women. After mutilatim? ten or twelve
of tho women in a horrible manner, they re
tired with their b.oty. Some of their vic
tims have died of their wounds.
There is later news fjom India, where, we
regret to say, the cholera was raging, in ma
ny places, with ereat violence. In the Pun-
jaub it had made m eh havoc, carrying off
at Lahore trom 600 to 600 daily. At Lahore
from 20,000 to 30,000 had fallen victims to
It apptari that there is inoie danger of an in
surreeuu.i aiming the chihs thai, among Hie
blacks, in Kentucky. The Given. or linn been
obliged ti send an armed military lorce iulo
CUv county, to put iluwu an insurrectionary at
tempt to liberals a murderer from the j til of that
county. Kentucky will gel her came up,ifho
khrmi on.
Da. K. S. Stewart of Maryland, a largo
Uwnolder, i preparing a p.miplilet fur the
preu. to show Hie safely uf eu.aiiciputi.nl. The
slaveholder of hie tvetiun have admonished him
I' ul they deprecale nil agnation of the sul j e .
i. " uowii ui it. uui me uucio don I (H)in-c a
i , and more than llmi, ilmycm! t.n f li in n
lo a ooiupluiKs with their wUhi.it ou ike ques
tion. The Mormons in and around Nauvoo, are in
the nvdu ol'a civil war. I he oilixens of (bat
clion of milium, bava beau ao lung Ilia victims
oi Moriuuii rascality, that they have become
exape'ted,aiid have duieiniuiedlo expel them.
A number ol eonrliuisbavs alieauy Ukeu jiluua
and aoins lives lust.
' Fourteen thousand bushels of Wheat, and ore
thousand barrel! sf Flour, were purchased iu N,
Y. en the Mh, for shipment to Franoe,
DisuRACEri-L. A niimii-rol riu ioj,t,baLk
it, iv J ' . , 'ra " '"idem
. .Vi if ' . a";u a,y to insult an
ilcstlhe imnnle! of his dnellmir. Ahb.-v K.i
and Air. I utter, u.sk ii.? u. of c.b,eoi.i. u,,d
lUWn lilluririKp. Tl,n.. r
-. asiinli..l, wo m,d..tnhd.ui tl, uut-JkirUJ
; "' tv,-i.m4 .,,t,,d d.s
iNr,d a v,.M,y , s(u,.e. Mr. b
patted from uur !!. l i.;- .-- ... .
r r Mia I. I IIIU.'l UIS
Krueefu occurrence, a. o lea,,, ll,e awaull wa
led on by mc-lv.d.ml, w,cl ,mll,d knu be.le
nd whn if tbey did not tfj-.rd tl.nns. lve, should
have . hid some reject fur tho ! 0f Cdis
ll.uuiz Krpub.
Methodist Separation. rj .n. in .
orticle published ,hc Christ.n AdvJcIw ..
" As j have before ,nil, t,8 separation .
bee. ellec.ed It ,.d be y ,,
form. It ......J not end in titled anim,i,v
1 ho bands ufbrulbetly luve ,.,. si, ,llm, u,
oo-tlicr, provided cunientiun thsil c.-3ie. Allj
HiiO humbly trust, j..-, Vt)lll ttllltll may
PuKAiniKo roa mi ows Hodt - Mnsaciu.
.tla clergyman .(,. ug l(tli uBt Suild
,;, win. is .mini, ,, eu,1mU aild f
chants o I he (luck .,1 C,r, . ,
ns pulpit bctttfi. IT in.miy lu nuy In. owll body!
Il . bright, ,cwd, aid very respectable as
liana.,, UAielts.
Wuoilhurv.lll iWv I Innm-I,,... - . ., 1
sociato juHier. ol the Supreme Court ul the U.
" " l"1"-" Joeepn Mory, deecased.
The True Scm has a story tl.ul a j;rit,Ba floot
of two 104 I'm, ..I, m. I "l
team ship, l.nvinjr on board u lull remmem
.ailed Iron, S-pilhead laloly wall, scaled orders'
In, Oret'nu. v. hcie I he ir ,. .. ... , ...
. , , 3 "cio iu tana ii
deemed advisable, and a (.iuvcn.u, fur tho Ter-
J. ""'" vie.,, uui II. the tllip, was 1
uine tho c utruH i,l fir........ .r
. ii " tiruumsianccs
w, runted him in so du. to carry out il.e ju.
slructiuin under which bu bus been soul
Ohio IIvivrrsitv Ti.;. . . .
... , ""iiiiiuoii, ai A-
the, is. Ohio. has . tiK.iprii ml .i.n...; e n .
... ' , , .or . years
with a design ol hamuli..,; il,e debts of Im, con.
cern.ai.d ro-coin.iioi.enij ai tha enu of that lima
under mure ijvurublu auspices.
The colored mkv of New York Slate, bv
:onteutiui.s and uiln
.. u' urnninty ZABIOU9
exurtiui.it lor i lie ieniivi.lrn . 7
atn. it bu ii-iiuii v. men
prubih.t. U,en, Irum vuli.,s ,,cs. UuMeSed ot
(irillllirlU III llli. Uul..n ..I ...r VI
' j . .mimc ui
rL, ..is people
Y iveile count u k u i. ..... . i i .. r ..'
and decided that a (, ,-g,ai ,mul Ih'J
' o an who wish to go to Libe
ria a Ireu pat-sage and piov si us fur the voyage.
Am .s Ks.sD.iLL, it is said, has intimated a do
re t Ml t ... .troa..niiiin. i-n: .. .
i .1 ' !. r.i.iuu lur 111
murder ut his son eh ill be continued.
The nt or Es'gi as.ii has so Inrpo an a.
mount ul' Kiterm tn liHt.a Hi, ii. a .
. ' - ...... .i,u uireciura oe-
eliiied lec.viiig ihe $i,l)0.),t,00 received in Au-
.. "i-"'""" "" M"ieHi mi eii.i.ilicalion.
I he liuiik bad at that lime. $30,000,000 in ape
cin, a larjjer amount than ever before.
Wool The production of wool is rapid)
increasim; in this coiuilry. 'here liavu been
shimnRi.ts hitnlv In l'iiiil1,..a ... . .
' " - u .u n.iiuur.1 ol
SOO.OOO lbs., and lurlhwr oiu'ora uru now in uiar-
5ev. Ciisti This old mnn, in right ofhis
wile, lurmorly Mvra Claik. of Nu, i.i
.ays elunn tu a tr.ict of l;,d exlendiiiir twenty
miles on Buyou Uo.-ull", l.o.iisiina, coverine thir
ly plaiilall.ios, elilhruciei? 1961 nine... T..l
sing 10,000 bales ul'cultou annually. '
Liberty op the Press ,v Tpv. n..
oiivcntioii to prepare h constitution for TB.
as are progressing with their duties. Amonr
the discussions was one on the liberty of tho
press. All agreed upon the unrestricted rinht
to c inmnnt upon tho acts of those in orseek
ing public cmi loymcnt. )r. M(1,n nA
ers contended fr a wider liberty, and tha
right in every person to write and publish
what he pleased of privto characters, and
the private, relations of life, if it worn fr
Others thought that a license to stir up strife
and keep up an cspionasre onsocietv, even in
matters of truth, was injurious to "the peace
and repose of society; an I nevcrexereised hut
tor purposes ol malevolence, tinil ought to bo
restrained. .So thought a majority.
Public Ehi-cation in Virginia is nttraet.
ingti gn at deal of attention f.om tho lead inn
minds in that State, and there is no Slato
which more requires a better, wiser and mnr
efficient system. Governor McDowell,, ina
recent speech delivered !.t Richmond, allu
ded to tho astonishing and disgraceful fact
thai, wiuie in Connecticut there were not
more than 500 persons over 80 years of ao
who cannot read or write, in the Old Domin
ion th. ro were n it less than sixty thousand
persons of tho same age whose intellectual
faculties wero paralyzed or extinguished for
want of an education.
Sl'ccessfcl Enterprise Wc loam that
the schooner Francis Amy arrived at this
pert yciterday, having on board about twenty-five
thousand dollars in specie, recovered
from tho wreck of tin -Spanish ship San Pe
dro, sunk en the Spanish Main. This money
is the property of tho "San Pedro Compa
ny," of this city, which a short time ago
fitted out an expedition to search the sunken
ship by means of a diving bell. A'u. Jim.
The Kentucky Conference of tho Metho
dist Episcopal Church by a vote of 1CJ to
C has resolved, wo are informed, to adhcro
to the Church, South.
Petrikvino for Prkservation A gen
tleman in Troy has taken out a patent" for
petrifying dead bodies, or almost any sub
stance. The body, after some preparation,
is immersed in a liquid that in fourteen days
win rrnucr ii as amid r.s marble. Tho cost
is but trilling. The Troy lludct says, that
a boquct of fresh flowers immersed in tho
liquid, will, in a few days, be ns solid and
durable as though they were out of marble.
The experiments in growing American
cotton in India are entirely successful, par
ticularly in the neighborhood of Iliderbad.
Acquitted. Cnp tain Gray, of the brig
Agnes, tried at New Castle on a charge of
being concerned in the slave trado, we ars
info'rmod, has been ej'iittfd cf trie clargs.

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