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Con off of onal.
Mewl.j J. it
J Whole on private bill, and lok up tho bill far
'ili tti f of it.e wMrti nnJ orphan of those who
ryi '',,, ffiirewloKinllienflfoHiiiwte Khooncr, Grampus
of .Mr Mc Dm, "" f j m ef the mo bfa"'f nnJ eloquent speech
Sr.NATH.
Ansonc nrtwt cVt Mr. BsKsiRn prrffl-
Imi i mMmmi frsstn PbilsdespW. a'WftR tr the
rwtrWsie of ibe l S Bank Uiklin; fer cuom
h it. t
Mr I'brJp pmml'J rtWrtioni of the rr
nwt trffjtUtare,
TtisiifTWi!
firm's irprt tbrfr-on, npiina fame up ; rd Mr j,f,at has rrrr Ixrn mnJc in the House, supported
Bran's rtpM at lcj);tb with ability "4 it, for which, I "'. " GoJ bless him t"
Mr. MtD(Tif' jKporiuons,drf.nlinj!irprin J Finally the bill passed, the Committee rosoand
dple oftbtfftKwTarifiritinfficUlo show its J the Ilotiioodjor u-d.
tWkfel flku tbttt far, nnd the protainiity o'
ill Milt rows rueertsf.il operation hi Allure, As- &c
W'Wioit eonclodinf, be pre way-
Awl tb Swale, sfitr so Kmctive senien, nd
jwani HOCaE.
Mr. Du$hi of HI. from the eoratniltc on E'.cc
liwti, tntd un on "I'Jy f ln: claims
U iul of the general tiekrt member. lt arputs
at kngththr cenSttutionality of the Rrntrnl ticket
latti and c3 with a resolution deel.uinj the
rishtt of those members to their seats Mr.G.
jvimj 111 w.(5v- ...i... -
do right.
The rrsutl will t.robablv be, that the Session
will wear away cue mittcr nnd another will be
Mr (". JoWiw m contrroiiy with notice
firm rmrsJsr, Iwretfloffrr a rrtoliitien
'jrluduijf UHrr wiiier nnd, rrpotlm, from the
Hull, except thot employed for thn prcJ of
, Vii'n2ltii Csty. lare war rtfuMtJ.
Tho lltwrc then wrnt into wnrrmec ni mo
Dn'it.aiktdi and was granted leave to bring in a
rainsmy rtrwtt to morrow.
Petitions were prnted from tho State in order
.Mr GilJinyprenteil one from N. York, for
the nimtre ol a law to punish officers of the U
S ain? in reclaiming fugative ilavr.. The
Bpmtier docideil this not including within the 21rt
mbj, but admissible. Mr. Black appealed.
'I"ho anneal wai laid on the table : Ayes 113
ikki iM cwinted. Mr. Cave Johnson moved to
hyit oa the tible, (which, if carried, would ex-
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eluJe Uio pnitioH nrjrcifi, i , w,
8r. The qurttion, 'shall this pf.ilion bo received?
u then negatived . jYc as 85, Nays 8G.
Home adjourned.
TcnsPAY, Jan. 23.
SENATE.
Mr. Bites presented resolutions, againtt the
nnsxation of Texas, and in favor of an amendment
U th Constitution nbrnjjiting: slave representation
Mr Kin? exprcrcd regret nt the introduction of
this resolution, for nn amendment, such ns prayed
fir, wouli disolvc the Union in twenty four
hours.
Mr. Bagby rpoke with much "feeling on the
iiibjeeL ilesaid it was evident that tho question
could not be evaded. It must come. IIe,forone,
thought it was time fully to meet it The subject
was preucJ upon us in every way, by individuals
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The motion to print was rejected, and the rcso
lutlonr were laid on the table.
HOUSE.
Mr. Ad ims presented tho same resolution, in
THE HERALD.
Till ItSlMV iTlOKIVCKf;,
Willi UAIIY 8.
22il FKRRl'ARY.
WHIGS OF RUTLAND COUNTY.
The undersigned, jour County Crnnmittee, would
caincjtly iccommend.that j-ou meet in your respec
tive towns nn the 2id dny of February instant, (the
very appropriate day, designated by the Stato Com-
millet,) far the purpose of a tlmrough organization
by the formation of CIut, or otherwise, a
you may judge best, preparatory to llio l'rcsidentia
contest: on the result of which, such momentous in
tcrests am suspended.
Now is the lime to burnish and buckle on you
armour, and resolve that you will never put it off,
unlii such TRIUMPH to the Whin cause shall
luvo been ncliieted, as will make the pseudo democ
racy of modern limes, "hide its diminished head
It is already virtually settled, that Mr Van Buien
is to lead nn the PHILISTINES in the coming con
fllct, nnd if successful, the countiy is to be again in
undated with ihe overflowing of corruption, which
would follow the disinterment of his former admin
htration.
WHIGS, will you suffer the body politic, to be
again haggled-snd lacerated by this ptinceof dema
gogucs, without the most desperate struggle to pre
vent ill ltrtlly then. Organize thoroughly in every
town. Keen your armour bright, and remember
that the country expects in (becoming contest, that
evciy whig will do his duty
talked about, no positive good will lw accomplish
cJ, and the country and Congress itself wc may
hope well haro consolation that no serious mis
chief has been done c.xcrnt the waste of time and
money.
A. O. Dana, "1
J Edmiito, Jr. U'ugo
J
JIan.mbal Hcidccs,
JlARVEV JJOTTON,
February 0, 1S11.
County
Lommittee
POSTAGE REFORM.
The attention of the public has been particular
ly called to the tubject of the reduction ofpostage.
Petitions from every quarter of tho United States,
fiver of amending the constitution, which were numerously li-ncd, have been presented to Con-
nfll'ied in th Senate by Mr. Bates, and tn reply
to same questions, Mr Adams stated they were in
iroduced in tho lower House, by tho leading
Democratic member, and were passed unanimous
ly. Mr. J. Ingersoll would put nn important
question. Did not the gcntlcnvtn pen the resolu
tion himself? .17r Adams did not reply. lie was
nsked why he presented these resolutions, when
he had the same subject under consideration in tho
committee of which he was the chairman.
No debate was nltowcd on Ihe subject.
Whdntsday, Jan. 21.
SENATE.
The Lir'ffbill of Mr. AJcDjflc was discussed at
length, bnt incidentally, and rather upon the ques
tion whether th" Senate could originate and disc-is
a revenuo bill, tlian upon the merits or policy
of high and low duties.
The ground has been taken in the course -of the
diicutsion, tint the House will orginate a bill
upon the tariff, upan which a discussion may leg
itimately take phce. The tuhject was then pos
poncJ until to.rr.:irotv, nnd the Senate went into
Executive station.
HOUSE.
Mr. Winthrop concluded his sound" and elo
quent speech on the 2Jst rule in his closing re
marks Mr W. said he was for tho Union as it is,
and in saying this 1ic spoke as a Northern man
with Northern principles.
A bill was also reported ta amend tho act gran
ting half psy to widows of the revolutionary pen
liontis. Tho report of the committee on Foreign AlTairs
on the Oregon question, was taken up and dis
eased with much warmth. Mr. Wcnthworth o
111. mide quite a warlike speech on the subject
but no action was taken.
Thursday, Jan. 25
The Senate transacted no important business.
HOUSE.
The House was engaged tho whole day In con
dlng the renott of the committee on elections.
oa the quretion of Mr. Gilmer's right to a seat j
A reuiority report was made, in favor of Mr. 1
right to the seat.
Fiudav, Jan. 20.
Tbt swv.0 was not in Ktsion.
HOUSE.
Aft ibe journal was read, C. J. Ingresoll roso
i read a Itacx, published in the U. S. Gazette.
vtiB Wy the Washington correspondent of that
Ppr, unJir the signature of-01ivcr Oldschool,"
td contained a iVitemcnl and remarks con
cmiW ibe-affair between Mr. Adams and Mr.
Ingetzoil.nhitcihc Mauacbustus resolutions were
tinier dbtc He denied the truth of the lan
gtiage, and callal upon the Speaker to interpose
his authority, and deprive the author of that Uuer
mi pnrHage ofa reporter in the House. Honid
that tka true name of the writer was Sargent.
A warm qitcauton now entucd. Mr Morris of
Paa,tokuptBflcudUin?f4vorof Mr. Inzer-
oil hit .Mr. Adams endorsed the ttatemrnt,
gress at the present Session, asking that fhc rates
of postage may be reduced and the franking privil
ege abolished. The press is universally awake
uponthis matter, urging with much force and
rcason,tho necessity pf great and important chang
cs in this Department.
Our rates of postage arc cxhorbitantly high
nnd are burdensome upon the community. The
privelegc of franking, even if not abused, impos
es upon a portion of the public tho burden of pay
ing for the carriage of letters of another set of
men, from vhich tho paying portion derives no
benefit. Wo wish tho system of franking, with
the single exception of tho Post-Office Depart
ment and that confined strictly to tho business of
the department, was abolished. That newspaper
postage should be reduced and rates fixed accor
ding to weight that thus there might be some
equality between' he ordinary and mammoth sheet.
Wo would not object to fixing tho rate of letters
(single ) 5 cents for 500 miles nnd 10 cents for all
distances over 500 miles, though wo arc inclined
to think the rates should be still less. Yet we
would be content at these rates with the expulsion
of tho franking privclcge.
A bill has alrcndv been introduced into tho Sen
ate by Mr, Merrick, proposing important reduc
tions but of which wo hope something valuable
may result at this Session of Congress. And as
this has nothing which need excite party fears or
jealousies wc see not why the "collected wisdom"
may not be profitably employed in its uiscasslon
and due and specdv adjustment.
Wc siy let the experiment be made allow rates
of postage, and be so long countinued, that (ha re
sult afford some data by which permanent regula.
tions may be adopted regulations which shall sat
isly the just demands of the public, and fully sup
port tie department.
FlTCHUURGIirilAlL ROAD.
We have seen the report of the Directors of this
Company, which has just been publuhed. The re
port gives a very favorable new of this important
road. The rails are already laid to Waltham, n
dUtancc often miles, and the road is opened for the
distance; and the directors say, that in all probtbil
ity it will be opened to Concord by June, and to
Shcrlry, uiihin eight mile of Filchburph, by Au.
gust or September. The report speaks favorably
of the extension of this road into this State, and be
lieve that ihe Rutland route will be tho more im-poitant-they
give In a note the tabular distance of
the three principal routes-showing the Rutland
route, by Keeno Ac., the shortest, and 12 miles
shorter than the Montpelier and Concord route.
The Fitchburgh road shown us what can bo ac
complishcd by the indomitable energy of one man,
who in the first place satisfies himself of the value
and prarticabilily of his plan, and ihen pursues it
irrespective ofthn prejudices, nnd ridicule, and in
difference of ihe multitude, until trlumpunni success
crowns his efforts.
The encineer says "the road will be a remaikably
cheap and substantial one," "and that tho expenses
of operating It will b veiy small."
We eive the following extract from the report as
showing tho favorable influence of the exclusion of
ardont spirits from such works. 1 lieOirectois say.
"There is another fact to which it gives us gieat
pleasure to allude; that is the perfect understanding
nA trill uhich lins ever existed between tho
contractors and the offit-ers of the road. Not one
word or note of discord has been heard. Tho same
spirit of harmony has extended itself among the op
eratives. This is attributed, tn a grcai measure, id
tho entire excluiion of ardont spirits from the lines."
The success of this undertaking affords great n-
eouragement to prosecute with vigor our purpose of
extending this road to Uurlington, througli iveene
and Rutland.
Appointment by the Governor or New-
York. D. W. C. Clarke, Esq., of Brandon, a
commissioner to take acknowledgements of deeds
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and instruments unaer scai.
MR. SPENCER.
The nomination of Mr Spencer as a Judge of
the Supreme Court in place of Judge Thompson,
deceased, was on Monday rejected by tho Senate.
The vote stood 27 to 21.
Five whigs voted for Mr. Spencer, viz : Tall-
madgc, Rives, Phelps, Porter and White.
tCf-Capt Shubuck, of the Navv, has been nom-
inatcd and confirmed by the Senate, Chief of the
Bureau of Provisions and Clothing for tho Navy
in tho place of Isaac Hill, rejected
m The Grand Jury of New Haven have
found a true bill against young Fassctt, for assault
and attempt lo kill in the case of tho late Tutor
Dwight of Yale College.
U3-Hon. Alex. Porter, United Stales' Senator
from Louisania, died at his residence, in the parish
of St. Mary's, on the 13'.h ult, aged 58.
As tho Legislature of Louisania is now in ses
sion, the vacancy will soon bo filled. Ex-Gov.
Roman is spoken of as tho Whig candidate.
lie mT'inp, licloding the D. D's.ln regud to the
tut ami tf-nihie evil nf slavery. With Dr. I.n-
foil's addiess before me, in which tho heathenizing
effects of slavery ate most vlitdly portrayed, it was
not Mrango lint I should deem the address well o-
dapted to arouse from ihe lethargy on that subject
which 1 had jus lwitnfsed; or that I should make
use of an iceberg as a filting illustration ol it. If,
from the fullness ofa heart pained with tho thought
of the heathenism of near three millions of my op
picised countiymcn, combined with tho fact, that,
in a mrctinc devoted to prayer for the licallicn, tney
i're. ns uual. rnilrelv forentton. I fboulJ have
spoken of tho apathy on tho subject which has seiz
ed so many leading minds, in terms that grate harsh
ly on the oars of your col respondent, and should c
veil use tho language of hyperbola in uttering my
deep and strong emotions, it ought not to surprise
him. If your correspondent were half as sonsilivo
to the daikncss, degradation and wictrhedness of
his enslaved brethren heathen in this land of 13 i
bles and Christiana and Monthly Concerts as ho
is at a supposed indignity offered to the D. D's of
Vermont, he would have found enough to do with
outKinting hissarcasms nt me enough without re
scnting tho hasty effusion of my pained and buiden
ed heart.
Your correspondent savs "We do not know r
Conorj-.ss arc doing very much 'after the old
sort,' that is lo say riot doing much for Iho interest
of the great body of the people. The 21st rule
which has been so Jong a 'bone of contention1 still
continues to stand in lis place, a frequent subject of
debate, with little prosptct of a speedy decission.
The locos seem more inclined to talk about it,
than lo ratifv it they have the power and
theirs isthc responsibility, but they arc evidently
afraid to exercise the power of a jnajority either
way, or fairly to meet the responsibility of con
filing the rule or repealing it. But wc have no
sympathy for such dough faces.
The locos seem in no hurry cither upon the
great constitutional question arising out of the il
legality of tho election of the members who have
been elected by the general ticket. There is no
good reason for this delay ; they have the majori
ty, and un excellent opportunity is afforded them
to show a magnanimous attachment lo tho consti
tutlon and laws by the unanimous rejection of all
ititw members, and a full declaration to those states
that they cannot bo represented in Congress
oui in oiK-uiencc lo the law of the land. This
sod tv tb opinion ofibe re potter, end comment- 1ucton they dread to meet they dare not
4 mrlT on ibe courted Mr. Insertoll. , rt31ct ,ncsc me" bora they know to have no rlsht
TbflMbj seas further dicued with much ! 1 4m 10 tnc fearing the loss of voles for
by Mr Wiw, Mr. Holmes' Mr. Win
tarop, Mr. Beardtley, )bo moved tiasucccufully
19 Uke up lb orden ivf iHf day,)
Wmi0tos- Satutdy Jan. 27.
!"9 5rn'-l si not ui fMtcn today
- iwjk nia, wr nuc inwe s
tie candidate fur President, a lid "on th riiVt rr Kfinrl
they ftar lea if they confirm tbern in their seats bv
a party vote, as they muti do.jihe outrage upon the
eonuitution would be to great that the party would
imV under the mdgnnion of a eoiimuuity ar
outed to a Ktije of irnmrnt danger i nptndiag r
Kr"A Mr. Kissam acting as Third Teller
of the Merchants Bank in New York, consider
ing himself upon his death bed, sent for tho Cash
ler nnd confessed ho had uefiauded the Bank of
twenty thousand dollars. He had managed to
conceal his defalcation for about 9 years.
To the Editor of the Rutland Herald.
Sin: A friend has just called my attention to a
communication in your paper, containing comments
on an extract Irom a letter of mino which
found its way into the Anti Slavery Reporter, in
which, referring to the circul ation of an address of
Dr. Lafon on the subject of the heathenism of sla
very; I said that all the D, D's in Vermont were as
cold aa icebergs on the subject of slavery, and ex
pressed the opinion that the Doctor's address was
as well adapted to their case as missionaiius to that
of the heathen. Your correspondent shows his
consistency by admitting, what is true, that the let
ter was without any intention that it should be pub
lished, and yet treating it, throughout, as though it
was tuUnded, by. mo as a thrust at the D. D'a of
Vermont, nd as a "couienance" of the wholesale
Orson Muiray denunciations of them. This is un
fair. I aui willing to be held responsible for en
tertaining the feeling-expressed in the letter, under
the circumstances attending its utterance ; but I am
not willing to be held up, and it is not right that 1
should be held tip, as disposed to " rail at the priest
hood" "tojark at ministers," and to join -in a cru
sade against the clergy. Your correspondent well
knows that I eniertain for them, as a body of men,
great affection and respect. I think them, howev
er, like other men, liable to err ; and hold them, like
other men, subject to animadversion when they do
err. If I should, in the strength of my feelings for
tho oppressed, sometimes take the liberty to say
ttat I think some of them are very cold 3n the sub
jeet of slavery, it seems to roe ihey may find weap.
ons ol defence, much better suited to their sacied
calling, and much more in accordance with the spir
it of the Master they serve, than those which your
correspondent wields against me, and with the use
of which he seems so familiar. And I must lake
the liberty to say, that if he had a little more of the
"meekness and charity" which ho ironically attrib
utes tome, lie vould have spared bis sarcasms, as
well as suppressed his efforts to blazon a letter
which ho admits was not intended far the public !
eye.
It seems to bo due to myself that I ibould state
that the letter was written on my return fram a
monthly concttt of prayer, where my heart had
been exceedingly pained as It almost always is, at
tliote meetings at ibe mtr silence whWi pervaded
christian minisior in tho Stale, whether Dortorated
or not, that is not an abolitionist, and hearlily anx
ious for the abolition of slavcty." Now there is
one lct to which I wish in bring this alledgcd hear-
lu anxtitu fur the abolition of slavery. It is tho
test, 1 suppose, to which your correspondent would
bo willing that men's proteased hearty anxiety for
"the heathen" should be subjected. The Saviour
has said "out of the abundance of the heart the
mouth speaketh," This is sound philosophy, as
wull as Christian truth. If a man's heart feels lor
"tho heathen," liii muuth will speak out. There
will be uttetaitcc Irom a full heart ; and especially
when he is prostrated beloro ihu throne of mercy,
and by his nearness ot ucces to tho Father of all,
is prepared to feel, as he noxchcre else can feci,
sense of the common brotherhood of man. If tho
christian lias any wants or anxieties, his first im
pulse will be to carry them tu his Heavenly fath
er.
Now let me ask your correspondent How often
is tne case ot me tuiec millions ot slaves in our
country borne upon the hearts of his "heartily anx
ious" abuhliunistj, to Iho throne of tho heavenly
grace 1 How often is the subject introduced by
them into the monthly concert uf prayer ! How
many prayer rooms ara there where there is a re
membrance of those in bonds as though bound with
them! The heathen on the other side of the Globe
are monthly and daily remembered ; yet how sel
dom, if at ail, are tho millions in our own country,
heathenized by a revolting arid heaven daring sys
tem of oppression, icmombeied with them 1 And
then, how little of tho conversation which makes
up the ordinary christian intercourse of the se"hear-
lily anxious'' abolitiunists is employed upon this
subject 1 The excesses, and ullruisuis of the Mur-
rays and Garrisons can be talked about Ireely ; but
when tho question is stalled have ivc not some
thing to do lo help on the glorious work of emanci
pation 1 it is answered by a sihnee that speaks vol
umes of prudence and wisdom ! I have seen a
gteat deal of this sort of "heartily anxious" abolitionism.
There are, I am rejoiced to say, many exceptions;
but I have yet to learn that thcie aro any of tho D.
D's among them. 1 speak of them, because, al
though few in number, they aro strong in influence.
If Ihey are among tho "heartily anxious" abolition-
sts, the public will doubtless know it. Tho hear
ty anxieties of strong men cannot long remain con
coaled especially on such a subject as this. This
Ins been illustrated in Connecticut by Doctors Haws
and Porter, who, a few months ago, headed a call
by near fifty clergymen, of various denominat ions
in that State, of a convention for the purpose of
considering the duty of the churches in regard to
slavery. The convention was very numerously at.
tended, and among other proceedings, adopted an
address tu the southern churches un that subject,
which was drawn up by one of tho D. D's referred
to. Now why will not the D. D's of Vermont fob
low this example 1 I cannot tell your correspon
dent how much it would rejoice my heart if they
would. I do not know why they should be behind
their Connecticut biethren on such a subject as this.
How much are the zeal and energy of these strong
menneeded to rouse to action the Vermont churches
on this subject.
And here I am drawn to consider ihe Saviour's
test in another aspect. If individuals speak out
what they strongly feel so do associations of men.
Did your correspon Jent ever see a body of men im
pressed with a strung common feeling, who did not
find some way lo express it; What brings forth
the thousand resolutions of religious, political and
other meetings 1 It is strong feeling "hearty anx
iety." Tho application of ibis, I need not make for
the information of any who are familiar with the
proceedings of the annual Congregational Conven
tion, and of the lesser Congregational organizations,
in l ermont, in regard to which truth compels me
to say that, in reference to slavery, silenco is the
rule, and christian rebuke of this great sin is the
exception.
Hut, "to a man," says your correspondent, "the
clergy are all abolitionists, either by emancipatian
or colonization." Here, then is the solution of the
mystery. Abolitionists by colonization Your
correspondent, if I am not mistaken as to who he
is it would have been but fair if ho had given his
name has preached and published a sermon upon
this sort of abolitionism, which I should bo very
glad if he would send mo; for I suppose he has
there soUed the problem of "abolition by coloniza
tion." I shall wait to see how ho has done it before
I reply. If ho will aend me the sermon, I promise
mat l will read and consider it attentively. In the
mean time, I wish he would tell my how long it
would take to empty a barrel by the spigot, while
it is supplied to the full extent of the capacity of
me uung noie. as iai as colonization can act ben-
eficially upon Africa, 1 am in favor of it; but the i
n I tin liainn .( ..... - I . I S -. .
v wMig uuctjufuc iu ins aooimon oi slavery
in me i;nueo oiates, J regard as one or tho great
est of modern humbugs.
In conelusion let ms say tn ray friend that 1 am
the last ,rnn in the world who would do any thing
to "orerfArow the christian ministry " And I deny
that any thin that I have said Ins anr such tenderi
7. If the christian ministry shall bo ever over-
thrown it will bo by n suki Ul nit nf iinf,iiilifu!r1CM
toils great trust. While It is faithful to God nd
nun, it will stun J. '.( i'ii tciA you, always, c
ven unto the end of the world," was the. promise nf
Him who gave It its great commission. Hut wlut
was that roiuinUsinn ! "Go ye into all the eorld,
and preach the gospel to every creature." That
commission tho ilbinOnol' slavery seeks, prai ticallv,
to annul. Let cvotv minister of Christ sco to it,
that his bent, and hinds and voice nro engaged to
vindicate tho right oflho Saviour o have the hoaih.
en oW thn bcallien for hislnheriMiiie, and tho ut
termost parts of the earth flit hls.posscssion.
WILLIAM SLA DE.
January 27, 18M.
Tor the Herat,!.
Sir. ndllor: Will yon tparo a brief (pace in jour tol.
urnnt lo admit a little llnur. mstler, nliich, though per
liapi not vert intrrrnllng to your readers in cenera1,iy
gratltj- nomf of them here.
We bail a very plcniint gathering at Col. .Mcl.aujMin
on Tlitmda evening, the Ut lntt,nndnur hint entertain
ri to still, and wc cnjojrd Hie interview so much, ,tt
directions Here given by those preient 'to hate the pro.
effilingi published.' 'I'horo who enmo togelhcr came
from llie dinVrent sections of the town, as fricndi and
neighbors, ttithout any oCtho lormalities of invitation, to
pus nn evening lu n social tvny and testify tho intereit
I dry felt in sustaining a public house among us conducted
on strictly temperance principles, and tn show to Cl .Mc
Laughlin thm ho had tnclr entire confidence and appruha
llon nl a host and land'ord, ar.d shnuhlhate their cordial
support in his voluntary dclrrmlnstinn and effort tn glte
us nnd the public a house of this character. A company of
over one hundred gentlemen and ladies which by llic way
was only one among several from our own town that hate
been entertained within n fortnight at the same house, one
ofwliicli was nearly as numerous at tho present one as.
s'mblcd at an early hour in Iho ctening, ar.d paurd tho
commencement of it ilia fire exchange of social feelings.
At hi II put icvcn tlicy sat down tn lle well arranprd and
abundantly furnished table. 'I he venerable Judgo Ham.
mnnd was railed upon to preside, and after the blcstin"
was nslird by the Kev . Mr Smith, tho company entered
upon the enjoyment of the good things before them. Dun
ing the progress of the supper, the following sentiments
were introduced and lespnndcd to unanimouily.
1st of Fclirunry, 1814. Let it be remembered ns a
clay marked with the flow of good feeling) when wc met as
friends and neighbors, to see each other ami enjoy tl,
abundant fare of our host, Slay its rctults be for the mutual
benefit of all.
Our Host nnd Hostess. May they long remain with
us to dispense the Ir good cheer nnd make the stringer and
way-farer say, from the fullness of their hearts, 'I can
item: take mine case in mine own Inn.'
Our Public Houses. May they ever throw their in-
fluence on Ihe side of good order and sobriety, and neter
openly or covertly do aught to sap the. foundations ofcl'her
may their signs be 'a man creel,' and not a reeling or
fallen ono.
Our Soclnl Feeling. While wo may as individuals
differ in tastes, sentiments and opinions, may our social
feelings ever be so pure and strong ns to unite nnd bind us
together as a happy community.
Our goodly Town, With its pleasant location, fertile
soil, and thriving inhabitants. May it long preserve its
reputation for intelligence, temperance nnd good order; and
its citizens fully appreciate the heritage that has fallen lo
their lot.
Its enrlicst Settlers. Only here nnd there one still
lingers among us. They have home the heat and burden
of the day may their 'eleventh hour' be ons of peace,
tranquility, and happiness.
I he Clergy nnd our T.nwvcrs nnd IIirtaf.iim
We look to them for instruction rntinrl and advice. Slav
we ever rereltc such n Imll proto riff mum nml ,,..
Uur Merchants, Formers nnd Slcclinnlc. I.lko
a threefold cord, may their interests be blended, and con.
tribute tn the good oflho whole.
Our Absent Friends. Though nbient. not forgotten.
TV'cw-EiiEland her Sims nml Daughters. Slay
they ever have honor nt home and abroad.
Vermont God blo-n Iicr. Stay her mnrrh ever he
onward and upward; and she be truly styled in all respetts
The Star that never sets.' Ifever we wander from her
mountains and valt'ys. there is not one of us who will not
exclaim-
Where e'r I roam, wl atevcr climri I seo.
My heart unlravelled still returns to Ihee.
The reading of the sentiments being concluded, the fnl.
lowing resolutions were presented and adopted without
dissent.
Resolved, That in view of the pleasant character of this
interview, when we adjourn, we will adjourn to meet on
the 1st of February, 1845, nl 4 o'clock, P. SI.
Resolved, That the thanks of the company be tendered
to Sir nnd Sirs McLaughlin for the very handsome manner
with which thev hate entertained us with the hope that
when the 111 of February, 1015. comes round, they may
again furnish us with similar pleasure.
Resolved, that we will cheerfully ocntribute our aid and
influence in sustaining a thorough going Temperanco
House,
Resolved, That ourgratification has been much increas
ed by the presence of our venerable friend, Judge Ham
mond, nnd that our thanks are duo htm for consenting to
preside otcrour evening's entertni nment.
The company then withdrew from the tab'er It being
now about 9 o'clock aod after passing another pleasant
social hour went to their homes, well pleased and satisfied
with the first Temperance Sol nr. i: in
TITTSFORD.
Montreal, Jan. 17. Minnrva trives us tho
following letter addressed toTWr. E. It. Fabret:
! Government House.
Kingston, Jan'y. 12, 1844
Sir, I am directed by tho Governor General'
to transmit to vou a check for 100, ns a contri
bution on bia pa it tmvaids tho funds now in proc
ess of collection, to ho sent to the unhappy itidi-
J.. 1- . .1 r. . I , 1 .' .
viuuai now in mc l'enai colonies, auout to re
turn home. Some havo ulrendy received the
gracious pardon of Her Majesty, mid in relation
to the others. His Excellency rntcitains fn, lively
hope that tho Royal paidon will bo also grained
to them- J. M. IIicoinson.
ICJ-Bishop Hopkins, of Vt., has published a
letter against certain novelties which nro now
disturbing thr Episcopal church, viz- the dogma
that there can bo "no churr h without a Bishop"re
baptism and the real presence in tho sacrement.
The Bishop was recently invited to given course
of lectures in Philadelphia, when Bishop Cnder
donk prokilnled him, the city being in Bishop O.'s
diocese. On this, Bishop Hopkins anounces tho
publication of his lecture in New York; and thus
the Vt. Bishop heals tho Dutchman. Wo apre
hend that the Puscyito prelate can't quito muzlo
the press. Vl. Watchman.
For the Herald.
ENIGMA. '
Here are five letters with three in u row,
D
A NB
E
And they all spell n state. Which one?
Docs any ono know?
The answer to friend B.'s Enigma would bo
Incomprehensibility if the 17th letter had not bctn
omitted. A School Bov.
Rutland Peb. I. IP"

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