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WILLIAM P A V.
' THE (OI.IM;?( AOIt
ffitbcr't Drwia;-ltii Seraptlvik (London)
ieJw,e,i.i0..aol,.t. r-Ht.it aihfot
tainted -The UoUto Hre." to which the Quaker
Mlawtr.1. IUm.nl ... hat .nJ.J lb. f.lloi..c
I haktku pot h'l lh irtiit'i priJs,
When hefinith'd thil lovaly pce,
With (oopcratf, lUaatj, ixt Youtb tapplirJ,
EtvicUluT. o.mtO it 'Tlit GaVltn Age
'Tit tht port"1' of " ! bcr girlliooJ'i prlmr,
UocloailaJ br Ctt, .od uniullleJ bj Crime.
And n g x MiMtut, aoil purr, nJ bright,
las rrt wuilii lik sun,
With iti pititi gj, d ill hr.tt ! lljhl,
Ai a ljrflj rcuoJ Spfin flnntri,
Maj brioj fotwant titlri maif..U,
A bc.riof to luppy oJ hijfi to hold,
ulb. whra I lie Iiort in in Mitbtamt glen
Co at ch gtud impultc bound)
Whan att that tlit )oud; before thru) t'r
Hat a b.lo of brautf tound t
When jrif it p.u;kn,rid jujr it purr,
Aot tha vrhnp.ri vf Hop. iociu ttu. and tare.
ltmirchtncr ia a volume like Ihii.JeiijneJ
Vor the jujroui yuuoj and fair,
That thete b.ity an 1 artlen lltjei may find
A tf.der n free ftcm rare,
At lord lpo of l.ife'i Gulden A-e,
At the beinj portray 'J in (ho peritbmg p5s.
Maidnt IbinV i"t I vrnuld r.loud thy brnw
Uy a bodtnj of future ill;
Or that bmom which tlirobi ti li;btly now
With a warning voice wonbl olnll t
Unwotthr the Ji.rJ nf lilt Tallin,; lush,
Who would k in that heart a exuxten tigh.
TU the morning of Life ! He blithe and gay
Ai the birdt which around thee tin;
Yt remember that morn it but part of the d.y,
That erin ill ihadoTj muit bring,
And lb. darknt-M nf night mutt tonn follow that eve
Whan the fait-fadin; twilight hnlh taken itt leave.
Ilut fear thou not ! Let thy ntornin; be tpent
So thateve may itt count approve;
And when itari come forth iu tliu firmament.
Thou ill ill view them with hope nnd love ;
And mark uiiapprll'd the gathering night
Waiting a morning of endtt light.
Tu tho Spring.titna of being ; ) el bear in mlud
Itt Summer w ill toon be bera ;
Tint ilt Autumn will linger not long behind,
When the flowen and leavrt turn tere ;
And that Winter will come, which comet to all,
When the flower muit die, and the leaf mutt fall,
So guard the blotiuui thou beureit now,
That ulicn Summer tball be o'(r,
The fruitage of Autumn on every bough
May prove thy Winter ttore;
And when Time't brief teatont no changci bring,
Thou thlt know an orcrlailtog Spring.
Now in thy youth beaeerh of Him
Who giveth, upbraidiugnot.
That hit light in thy heart become not dim,
And hi. love be unforgnt ,
And thy God, in the darkest of Jay?, will bo
Greennet, and beauty, and ttrfti.;th, lo thee !
MATnixoMAt. ANRcmiTK. About a centur- ago,
raith tradition, when clergymen woro not so plnnty
aathey nro now, a young gentleman nnd hisdulcin
o were anxiouily awaiting tho happy day, which
was to ee them iinited in the silken bonJi of mat.
rimony. They resided on the iinrth aide of the
Tomhenk creek, nnd tho clergyman who had bcn
engaged to lie Ihc knot, litud on ho couth tido of
thiai crcrk. A the fales would havo it, heavy
rains foil the niht proiinus to the nuptiai day,
which rendered tho creok impalpable. Iu waters
woro naing, and its current becoming rnoro rapid
tcry hour. TIk? clergyman arrived at thu time
tppointcd at a p-iinl where ho had been in the habit
of fording the creek ; but it was an much as Ins
life; was worth lo attempt lo furd it on this occa
ion. Ha turned his horse's head to return, when
be waa hailed by two voices on tho opposite side
of the stream ihey were thoso of the bndu and
groom, who engaged him lo stay. After some
2ckate it wa agreed that the ceremony should
, ., " . : ; T :
Iu tho moan tuna tho fhendi of tho I
rSrlJ i Ihw" Panted, a .in-jnlar j
jx-cucie, inc imo unercoi wai nevor seen be-
tore, and probably will not bo azain. Tho 1
1 I , . i
probably not bo again. Tl
doainie read the marriage service, on tho nrargin '
tL . ..I ' Af ": . TJ. " T
.room Z 'a " f' ,r" T
which tha dotnin,., ptcked ,,p and poclce.od as Ins .
f.e, mounted bis horw, and proceeded homeward, I
and Ibn married couple did the tamo SdunttUtdy i
CoMMtnn; or tuv The number of For-!
Cn rrmals into this port, darinr ibe year. 1S29, i
3v.s o.ii.i.hi; f3.v. urn; ;
1833, 1006 ; 1634. 1 lf.O ; 1635, 130J .
' """? w' '
yt-ir 1620 wis 52 1 -
Ib30, 50 ; lB.tl, 070;
1832, 013; 1933. 1)35:
1MJ, 1003; 1535
Tho artirals dunng ihc prwtil year ra more
Ikta duriof any trrevi ws jear, since the adopttun i
tf the prweol CoastilHtisn. Ctr. t'utdimtn.
Arrotxruner bt thr l'tuMittT. (;m. W.
Daiker, of this place, l at bn appo-isted MarUial
of iW district of Vrrniwit, vice Htman lawry
rctgt-. . ii uirlctk pofr
Dart. Samuel Thorn fx on lias Ulcly retoterfd
oi o irvdiwdoal ,n Naw url, for h
nt cf hu. pai.at.
From tut Oneida IVhieof Dee. 29.
SINGULAR AM) AWFl'LTItAGEDV!!! 1
The nnunls of Oncdia county do not con -
Inin tlio record ofn crime to mysterious in
its catiKVQ brutal and revolting in the man-
nor of its perpetration, ns that which wo nro
about to narrate. On Sunday morninc last
n girl, living in n family bv tho name of
Fnrnawnrtlt, in Paris. nthis county, tu the
, cnnacjf.. f ' ,,., .,. t '" .. ' I . ' n
; 7 ,B S,tn0,'V WC UllJcnlunI, rose
"rY V. , , ' . auom pe""V? ou
o. ucu.tti.c. wie no .ceo u quantity ol blood
' 'U""'"J "loon
kill" uunin, ho saw
ho lived. lying there
uad, with his. iJiroal
vim mi.- iiuui. jh iuumii" iignm, hio snw
the man with whom she
apparently perfectly dead
cui from car to car. llcsido him nndncnr
nirn lay Ins wile, her throat cut nud mangled "fsndun, Hall nf nllmgrord, Harmon, Hamil
by mi nxe, and her whole face cruelly and l,n ""ye. Heweti, lllnman of Derbr, Hill, Hol
brutally bruised. Being terrified beyond ''Mcr, Hunt Jottctt, Janea, Kellmnn, KimptonrKit.
expression, gho ran witlmut iJrossing into i I lril?Cc' Kn..PP, r Herli.n Knight , Ladd, Ltwrence,
room some distance oflTin the same hoti.o, ' l',"Tnf ,r. "L'"''"' '"1l'"-. Lorkwood.
to alarm a voting man by the name of Bab-1 un ! uf.fM,cl,1,,n M.n.flr-M.
cock who slentlhere. On going to hisbed-1 1:
...... rw..., .... iiviiu uuuiun iiii.i
pieces, and the blood and brains scattered
on the ceiling nnd walls. She then ran out
nr the house to that of a neighbor, a short
distance, and roused him by her outcries.
He got up and after hearinir her statement.
went over and found every thin" as she had
:..r. ii..... m. i. ... .i .
iiiiuiiiiuu linn, .ur runsworin was lying on i ,
his back.with his head turned near the floor ' OKS Albcf, Harrow.-, llnlrh, Hailey nf nriBh
and eyes not entirely closed. His razor was ' ,,ail;y of r"irlee' ,Ia"' 'M'""!.'. ".
laid on tho edge ol a chest which he had : T, r r f W,,0'1,r-V1: nt"v
apparently openo.l .lelibcrately to get at his (.Y'-,C. f "I"""" " M;,retnwn q... tree f Ilol
l,!l nofn ' n,,,l W i..,. l i l I ''vidcro (JisiTen ol Rochester, Church of Kirbv,
c.iso ot razor.-, and it was turned back with ; ri,i.ri, rw r-i -i n...i
lU'l L'C O.MKHe.l mifl.n l.n.l tl.nt ...,.,.
laid it down. His wife was lying near, and
in the condition we have before mentioned.
She was just cxpiring.and faintly breathing,
but senselesa. Bnbcock,in the other room,
was entirely dead. Wo should mention
that Mrs. Farnsworth appeared to have
been dressing when shcwasstruck.as she had
on some parts of her dress.
Tho explanation, as far as wc have been a
ble to obtain it from an intelligent man, who
saw the persons lying dead, as we have des
cribed them, is this. Farnsworth was an
Englishman, nbout 30 years of age, who
had about three months since married a
young woman in the neighborhood,who sus
tained a good character, and hired n house
of Babcock, who boarded with him. Bab
cock was about 22 or 23 years of age, and is
n native of this county. b'iirn-t.rtl., with
out question, committed tho murders from
jcnloxuy, for which there was,as wo arc cred
ibly iniormed, no foundation. The murder
must have been perpetrated about G o'clock.
The girl before mentioned slept in the
same room with Farnsworth and his wife,
but states that she heard no noise, nor did
she wake up until after her usual time.
Farnsworth and his wife were never noticed
to be at variance, nor did he ever complain
of her. He is said to have been of an irri
table humor, and of an unhappy and jeal
ous temperament. The parties were togeth
er on Saturday evening as usual, and sever
al porsons who were visiting stated that they
observed nothing singular in Farnsworth or
the other parties.
The Coroner was immediately called.iind
an investigation held, but wc have not been
able as yet to learn tho verdict.
PruTisci run HusuAsns. The Convent of tho
Chartreuse, at Aurny in Normandy, poweefes lit
tle other interest than that nf its uitc, except that
it cettainly contains the iiin.st wonder working
rriWinall Christendom. Tho natives have the
firm belief that whatever boon is there solicited, is
granted to the petitioner. This well frequented
alter is dedicated to St. Anne. Mrs Stothard
relates, in her late tour, that she observed a certain
youn girl olTor prayers, with great punctuality
anil earneatnen of devotional fepling, to St. Anna,
and observe, that from her bct cap and jacket
being worn on such occationp, nnd the ol air of
n young nun who always accompanied her to the
church door, fhc could without much craft, divine
the aubject of her devotion ; and tho more espe
cially aa the girl was asaured, in proof of the
efficacy of St. Anne's blefing upon her ehrinc,
rpjiain young i&ov oi Auray. who reared
,.., i;.?..n ..i.i ? "
St. Anne's bounty being equal to her power, rho
Int Ihrt t mm lilt n i,flili.H.
' ........ aa... tltt. ItlllWIIIIJ' IJVtillUUUI til H.-U
iiMb,.,, i. ,Lc .a.,
, --.. ---nv
w-1"' I-'-onnu. Wo regret to learn
' ,at Tcaritory of Florida" has become
! 10 1 ,fa,r1C 0,n P.ctt.v W a,r' v,,ic!' n'rowiy
, "lo" ' Indians and whites has been
s',c"' con1'ct took place, on the JSth
ult. bctwi.cn a party of Indians, 50 or CO in
number, and a party of militia, 30 or 40 in
number, near Fort Crom. in which, of thn
whites,one scrgcantand seven privates wero I
Killctl, and seven wounded. Cien. Cam.,
with 250 men, arrived in camp on tho 19th,
ntltt took t 10 Hi'liern nnmmmu . Tlir. Ln.tr '
of the Itulinn. .,;l,l. !...."
( ...j .till. ,,, n,V ( lIIM.f l"j IIUIII-
iiiiwit, nini a general battle was expected. 1
The white families have, for the most part, j
abandoned their homes, in great alarm, and I
assembled at the dilToren. ..I....... ...i.L ,i.
inhabitants havo erected, or nre ercctin '
ions lor nroicction. At .vmrmui-i in ti...
nniiri.hn tsit . !..rnnrl .nir. , r.. " u . '
r.:, : vvr ;. v: .
juii iiuu a uiiitK-nuuio. .-ii out ,-vir Uruin s
(Foit Crumiarc upwards of threo hundred
ixsonle. and more cominrr in. Mcanu-tiiln
tho lndinna am cml in lint-o Im.t waiin it..
country from Black Creek to Fort King, a
ditnc3 of eighty mile National foul.
LHIERTY AM) UNION, NOW AND FORCVKR OMJ AND JNKKPAnAllLi:'....Jnrr.;nn,
KlIIXAfllt, k in m Any, January
t i-.iv.uwrt Jl i" niM U J.X .
L. I II. . l I
I irnn inr lira i aienman I
i Hati-miai, Jan. 0.
i J,trtion bong on the adoptiun of the rcso-
t "",in Mr Ct.llamsr, the ayes and noes were as
. Miaw i
' Adams. Ailiefi, Alden, Ambler, Arm-
""i10"' l.l'cm?n r Fairl"'
, ,, S , K , '. "ta,B".."nJn".
1 lX,Ai"m 'r Shaftsbary, Bottom of Newhavon.
; Ilrow,,l, 1lu,llt i,llinM, lu,tr, Carpenter f Or
' ancc. Carter, Cahoon, Church of Hancock. Chart.
, ton, Chandler, Chittenden, Chipman. Child. Clark,
ton, L liiinller, t.:iilttc:iiicn, Uhipman. Child Clark,
j Cooley, Cobb, C-illatnr-r, Dana. Dowry, DamniinS,
' Dillingham, Eager, Field of Weatinlntter, Titch,
1 Flaeir. riandcrn. I'Jetcher. I'ullpr .r i la ritu'irL-
I'out, rrench. Galmshj, Giddin;, Grianold, Halo
I or0y, iTichard, Kcvnohln, Kithm.ind, Sarccnt,
Scott. .Shenr.m. Sbcdd. Sha-trr. sirpn..r K.nr
Snule, Smith of ChrUca, Smith of Moliktnn)
h.lilili ot IMirllilirld, Mark, .Stanley, Slow
Stcwirt, Suiiin.ir, Swift, Thunaa, Tracy, Vnnd
hpi'IkI.!, nit, Nntkin-., Wollf, White, Wheeloeli,
, Wr,e11 or Norwich, Wright of Shoreham, Yale
1 TV- . , - iu, mm,. , -y
Dirkerman, Drew. Hiaerv. Field ofOnilford. Field
of Wilmington, VAc, Fisher, Flint, Fuller of
Troy, Fullurtnn, Foster, Fry, f!ray, Cardnor, Oil
man, Gibson, Glrnson, tioodale, Hall of Dover,
Hatch, Harrisr, Hours, Hcndee, Hinmnn of Hol
land, Hix, Hitchcock, Huwo Holt, Huntington,
dusted, Hyde, Jackiaati, Jcnnci's, Johncon, Jones
of Wnitsfielil, Kullon, Kidder, Knnpp nf Wood
ford, Kuipp of Searsurgli, Leavings of Morgan,
Leonard, Luce, Mnv, Mather, Mason ol I:n, Mil
ler of Lowell, Miller or Wcstfield, Millard, Moore
nf Newport, Moore of Rupert, Morrill of Rycgnto,
Mortc, Newcoinb, NiIop, Piko I'inco, Hire, Robin
son, Rounds, Rowcll, Sawyer, Sarlwell, Seholf,
Srofield, Sears of Ji!crri?town, Rears of Richford,
Slicarer, Sluter, Smith of Ludlow, Stevens of
IlloMnifield, Stevens of Newbury, Stiekney, Steb
bins, Stone, Stovvc, Stoddard, 'i'nbor, Tagganl,
Taylor, 'J'liatchcr Thnrnaort, 'I'ownsond, 'ilas,
Walker, Wnlcs, Wnllaee, Whitney. Wheeler.
wi..uiout ,.r i:duu, 'Wiley.
Mo.ndav, Jan. II.
Mr Mattocks introduced a resolution declaring
it inexpedient to adopt the 19th article of thu
propotcd amendments, (providing the manner iu
which amendments of the Constitution bhull bo
.Mr Fitch moved to lay the resolution upon the
table, and pledged himself to call it up immediate
ly upon the disposition of a matter he was about
The motion being agreed to,
Mr Fitch then rose and said it had been report,
ed that there was a mistake in the statement of
tno vole taken on Saturday evening. Ho desired
tho Secretary ta say whether it was true that there
was such n mittnkc.
The Secretary replied that as the vote w&t firbt
counted there appeared to be ayes 110, noes 112 ;
but upon a subsequent examination nnd count,
there apcarcd to be ayes 110, noes 113.
Mr Filch resumed : Ho had come hero with a
tetllcd determination to use due dilgeurc to obtain
a fair dUcusMon and a fair expression of sentiment
upon tho important questions presented to the
Convention; he had sat palier.tly and listened to
tho full ditcussion he had recorded his vote in fa
vor of the proposed amendments. lint ho whu
ready to declare in his place, as a reprenentative of
the people, that he would never ncccpt thene
amendment!) to the Constitution, on the vote of
Saturday night. He had heard it on good author
ity ho was impelled to believe that an individ
ual had taken a scat and entered into the discus
ion and recorded a vote on this question, without
the least shadow of authority; he had come here
by the basest means, by the grossest corruption ;
ho was compelled to say it. The individual wr.s
Dr Dewey of G'jilford, a President of rt Rank ; he
had gotten op n meeting of his friends, procured j
their votes, obtained a certificate from the coutta
blc, and intruded himselT into the Houre. Now,
then, ho would say, never should the people or Ver
mont have a constitution thus smgr;r upon them,
with Ins assent. lie lamented the depravity of
the human heart ho had seen enough of it
enough or it in his own breast ; for thirteen years
he had been in this house, and witnessed many a
contest, many a case, accompanied at least by dis
honesty but never had he witnessed a case bear
ing all tho marks of turpitude and corruption which
thu case boro upon tho face or it. That individ
ual was an intelligent man his voice had been ;
hoard here, his influence had been exerted, (and he'
nan peculiar means ol exercimg intluence,) it
had been all done for the basest purposes. He
repeated, that he would not rtand by
and permit a ,
constitution to be thus tmvp-M into cxUtcnce.
Ho moved that the vote or Saiurdoy be rcconsid
Mr N'lln. ..1,1 fl,.l hn arlnnl .1 .. I.i- nrinri.
1 ,.! tu.i it.- ;il nf thn ,..t ...r.;.l- .
j .'- "t.Vtl ...o ..... ...w u.'.l- -un.a..(j
ptutea, no must auuuiit me minority must yield.
W1" nf tne PP1" ft''ly expressed in the
volc of SalurJa' ' He w as nm clear upon that
question ; it was not determined yet who were in
ftct de,,eSstc. wer? "i.tituonu to ol j
- j -w
hefn detcrinioed, he coold not
give the reasor.
ivrarore it was that ho
that hit woold rconsWer ib
vote ; he would know who were entitled to repre-'
t-nt tb will of the popte first and ub'n tbat
w-aa known and that will was expressed, he srould
Mr Pomeroy did not preciaaly understand what
- 'bey wo"M cj'I the pec a!m doctrines of both gen-
tleman. I.Mciir filch and Ni ..! 1 1.. ...
i . . .......j . iiiutl tC-
I - . - .. I - . ...t.l . .. .1. . ..
wi"" iwiu in mo IHipuiar Will. expressed In h
j orJintrr republican way, Now ilirre ld lrcn
! nnt '''" ',Pen ,n dleuinn the Convention bad
! ortiefai!iy aim calmly uetcrm-ned tlio ion
j Panted by it decided insjvlir, though it was a
small one j iiMwithMnndmg the objection lo thu
gentleman from Guildhall, there was still a majn
ty of inn, Rjt why must they hive another
hearing T Dd they expect new light, nnd a eon
eequcnt chance in eplnlons which had been nlready
clearly and deliberately expressed ? He siippnaed
there hd been a fair hearing nor rnuld the re
suit bo nt all varied by the difficulty which had
been represented as to the gentleman from Guild
hall J in that matter, there could be no contrat ;
and wrrc his conduct uch as had been represent
ed, he would say it wa conduct which he de
spised. There was n new view of this question
which ho desired to present. Since Saturday he
had taken the troublo to examine and see how (he
population of Vermont wis represented in the
vole of Saturday and he trusted, when he stated
the :eult nf ihc examination, that the grntlnrnan
from West Fairleo, ant1 nil who had expressed
such strong regards fir the pcopl", would find
their conscientious scruples settled. Tho repre
sentatives favorable to the amendments represen
ted 177,001 of the people of Vermont, while
j ,'""'0 nKnimt ""presented mt 92,123 . r h,
! ouier worus, vviiito tncru ivss a bare majority of
iwo or inrco in convention, the popular vote, as
thus expressed, was nearly fico to one in favor of
the amendments. In view of ihis fact he appeal
ed to thopc who most emphatically claimed to bo
lovers of the people, to say whether they would
movo further in this matter. If their faith was
any thing but n tlmil faith, hu trusted they would
manifest it by refusing to reconsider tho vote.
.Mr Fitch i-aul ho was not disposed to discuss
tho propriety of particular gentlemen acting here,
but ho would ask by what authority tho delegate
from Ilurlington claimed for represent tives of the
larger towns a greater weight ami inllucti6c, or a
higher prerogative than for tho representatives of
small towns ? Tho constitution and tho laws had
no vvhero so provided : great or small, ouch man
iu that hall counted but one. Ho would not dis
cuss that principle. Thoro had been corruption
there, in tho delegate from Guildhall, if common
reports wore truo ; ns well might ho enter tho Bri
tish Parliament in tho character of n representative
of his town, as could lhat gentleman take his scat
in tho Contention. Ho had nevertheless come
there and exorcised his influence ; ho know not
hut that influence would procure a constitution
which tho people had not risked for, and which
tho convention ought not In grant. Were ihe
question dotrrminod fairly hud there been no
fraud a ma'oiily of half n vole was amply sulli
rlpnl lo sniury him. Hero, however, was n cate
cf fraud, that vitiated tho wholo proceeding, mid
ho woujd not impose upon (he State a rnnstilutinn
Mr Pornoroy replied that the gentleman had in
timated that he claimed more than belonged to
him : he denied that charge in toto, from thu be
ginning to the cud or it. Ho did indeed endeavor
to show that n majority of the people had, through
their dulcgales, expressed their will on the ques
tion befoie the convention, and ho deemed it un-
j fair and ungenerous to attuck lhat argument by en
deavoring to render tlio individual odious who had
offered it. Ho claimed nothing above what be
longed i-quolly to every man there the gentle
man from Thelford knew it nnd was it fair and
honorable iu him, occupying tho high tta'.ion he
did, to misrepresent him I Ho said ho stood upon
lhat floor the representative of the Constitution,
clothed with the authority and invested with the
rights which lhat instrument conferred ; ho claim
ed nothing more, he yielded to nothing less. In
this tho convention would hear hint out. Allusion
had bcen 'niade in tho course of this debate to
manufacturers, as a distinct, privileged or an aris
tocratic class. He believed that a farmer or a
mechanic, a professional man or a manufacturer,
had Ins equal vote here; he claimed nn rqunlilyUir
all. Without professing to know much or care
much nbout manufacturers, ho would say that they
had rights. Lirge towri3 had right ; liflceri free
men of Ilurlington worn as good and ns much to
bo respected ami protected in all their rights, os
fifteen freemen residing in St. George or on ihe
mountains of Lowell. In adducing tho argument
ho had, ho assumed tho broad ground that the peo
ple had equal and consliluliouul rights ; he did not
assume to himself rnoro than he gave to another.
Mr Fitch desired to explain ; ho was norry the
gentleman felt himself to he misused. He hid
bU,,p0&e, tml wicn he (,jr j..) undertook to count
up monliert here, he meant what he said. If he
did riot mean what he said, then hu regrLlted th
Mr Whito said this was an extraordinary pro
ceeding unparliamentary iu Ihe extreme. A
charge of corruption, coupled with epithets at leatt
ofjeiit-ive, had been broadly made, without extend
ing opportunity for defence. And this chargo was
made when thn committee of Election had report
ed, and that report was upon the table. Why
was not that report taken up and justice douc I
Would the convention prejudge this casl Would
I hoy act uxin mere rumor and decide without the
Never ; ncver-would ho sit there and as
sent to it. Let an examination he had in tho
nrotxr form. He moved that thn rnnort of thu
co,nrnjttco or Elections hi recommitted, with in
structions to report the facts.
Mr Cahoon moved that tho motion fr recontid
cration bo laid upon the table Here, it was slat
ed by tho report of the committee that there were
itvenly cases whete the ordinance had not been
complied with in the electiun and return nf dele
gates r was all corruption, then, he aaked, to be
ascribed to one Who could say that thoro had
not been as deep corruption. much turpitude, in
more than one cstc, as rumor said there waa in
Ibis t This wis a matter to be dHonntned by the
convention; and iieiore lint doterminanon, gen-
ile-nen had no right to point to individual cases.
Mr Fitch asrentod to the-motion.
Mr Dillingham thought tt proper to lay the rao-
tion upon the table, and first proceed to dipe of
the new matter which had been suggested, lie
said that ho considered every man upon that floor
independent he claimed that everj man hsd acld
honestly, and repudiated U,n dra thai his vote, or
the vote of any ccullcinan. I I at if 1 1111 Mtllt f)1 1.1,1 I. aw
the delegato from Guildhall ; the intimation of tha
possibility of such a thing vvat an aspcraton upon
tlm character of Ihc convention for intelligence,
independence, and vir'i.e. He ,d he waa aurprn
ed at the warmth evinced by the vennrablo Prrsl
dent ; he (Mr D.) highly vMcemrd him for his
moderation, and for hia ordinary pirjt of dnttty s
it was certainly then wiih the grrtei urptlo he.
had heard him utter a charge cf corruption and
baseness against a gentleman who was not there
upon the floor to hear that chargo and meet it. lie
was persuaded this course was ir.conaittnnt w.th
tho wholo character of that gentleman for f.tbear
anco and candor it was a conrso vvhirh he nnvrr
would have pursued, had not the pviion lien busily
infused from the lips of others. VC ar- all. said
he, liable to ctcllcniont w ho should therefore
judgo all in tho spirit or kindness. Runmr with
her thousand tongues had, it waa true, Inl.l lit
thousand tales about tlm gcn'lsmau from G.iild
hall. Rumor with her thousand InnnmiM liail .l.n
! told other tales ho trusted he should be pardoiind
ii iic am inc genuenmu Itoin lilistenhury who
voted iioinf tho aincndnif nls, had not escaped
implication. Uul he would not charge corruption
nud baseness and moral turpitude to him. Lot
tho committee examine the facts, let it determine
tho question, in the way tho constitution had pro
vided and as reason dictated; lot it deliberate, dia.
passionately, without bitterness reasonably, with
outhiadncss. Ho would sit (hero until March, if
it were necessary send for persons and papers
examine, judge, exclude the wrong and protect Ihn
right. Any other courso was unworthy tho con.
Mr Fitch explained : he was not apprisod that
the gentleman from Guildhall wns nbsenr.
Tha discussion was continued by Messrs Dcr,
Collamer, Mattocks nnd Tracy, the three latter
gentlemen opposing tho motion to lio upon tho
table, nnd n'so tho motion for recjnsidcration
when the motion to lio upon tho tublo was nega
tived without a division, nud tho question recurred,
Will the convention reconsider the vote of Satur
day, adopting the articles providing for n Senate 1
Messrs Dee, Albee, Niles anil Goodalo support
ed the motion, opposed by Messrs Morrill and
Collamer. Mr Whitney ulso opposed the motion,
although ho hail voted against tho amendments.
Ho took tho ground that it a majority had sustain
ed the nmemlmenta on Saturday, then were thosn
amendments incorporated in Ihe constitution they
had forme 1 a part of that instrument for tho last
forty-two hours, and woro entirely beyond tho
reach of tho convention, Thcro was a majority
of ut least fini for tho nmendments the question
wns settled and it was rather derogatory to tha
dignity of that body to attempt to disturb It; It
implied tho supposition, nt least, that they were
ready hastily to rhingo an opinion which had been
The question was then taken nyes 110, noe.t
110; so the Convention RLF1JSED TO RECON
SIDER tho vote of Saturday.
Momiav, 2 o'clock, P. M.
Mr. Vilas introduced n resolution declaring it in
expedient to adopt the first, tecum!, third, fourth
and fifth articles .if thu proposed amendments, fpio
viding for the election of Sheriffs, High Bailiffs,
Slate's attorneys, Judges of Probate, and Justices
of tho Peace.; On motion of Mr. V. the rcsoln
tion was laid on tho table.
Mr Mattocks colled up the resolution this mor
ning introduced, declaring it inexpedient lo adopt
tho 19th nrticlo of the proposed amendments, (pro
viding for the adoption or rejection of amendment""
to tho Constitution hereafter proposed, by a direct
vole of tho people.)
Mr M. said ho would remind gentlemen of their
pledges in rcfuronco to this nrticlo and call upon
them to redeem those pledges. Tho pledges allu
ded to were given by gentlemen favorable to tho
Senate, and were mado to satisfy tho smaller towns
that their rights should be secured.
Mr Pomeroy said his constituents wero unfavor
to tho amendment, and it was duo himself to say
that he voted against it, considering hiniFcIf Itound
by the pledges which had been tnnntioncd. Hn
came hero to act for his constituents and to act,
when required, iu a spirit ol compiomise.
Th" question was put end there wort; ave 103,
noes 25; so it was declared INEXPEDIENT' to
adopt the nineteenth article of the nmendments.
The noes were as follown : Mossrs. Ibvllny of
Fairlee, Herman of Fairfax, Klodgctt, JJrownal,
Carpenter of Ornngo, Chipman, Clark, Deo, Eager,
Hall of W., Harmon, Ilendue, Holluter, Hyde,
Jackunn, Jenness, Mason of S.,McI)aniels, Morgan,
Palmer of Danville, Rounds, Hoper, Slovens of
NeTbury. White. 25.
Mr Collamer introduced a resolution declaring it
inexpedient to adopt tho lOihand 17ih article of
the proposed amendments, proving that tho Legis
lature may hereafter divn'e the Stale into Heiiato
rial districts and apportion the senstors, vvi'hout In
creasing their number, according to population.
After a few remarks from Messrs Collamer, Vilas
and Hutlur, with particular reference to ihc effect
of the articles upon the County of Lamoille them
gentlemen each considering lhat County entitled
at least to ona Senator, either upon its organisa
tion, nr aflerho census or 1910.
Mr Hcndee opposed the resolution ; he thought
the State was now quite thnroiijahty gerrymander
ed, and he would givit the legislature !'wer to re-
fliedv the r-til. fin u-l.l,e,1 rr .tialrila llitrttf
them, nnn to each Senator, that the elections
might be brought home to the People, uncontrolled
by pluralities or caucus nominations. Tho repre
sentation in the House it was raid was unequal,
Ilurlington with its 300 population having no
more voice than Brighton with her 10 or 20 free
men ; nor did h (Mr IL; think the Senate rnurh
better in this respect, Orleans Co. with 14,000
population, waa only equal to Eosex with 4,000.
He haped tho subject tvbuld bo left, open, ao thai
the representation in the Wcnate at least might ie
The question was put aye 2 JO, noes 8 to it waa
resolved to be INEXPEDIENT to adopt the 10th
od 7th articles. The not wer as follows i
Mestrs. Adams, Bean, Itrownal, Field of Guiltord,
Hcndre, Huctington, I'iMurl, Siebbint S.
Mr Vilts called up the resolution dvclsrmg it in-