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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
office, not knowing where he shoiild get money for
the day s expenses. Judge ol his pleasure in find
ing letters from three treasurers, containing- thirty
dollars. If the hundreds who contributed their
trifles, had each withheld them, he would not have
had this sum with which to pay printers and paper
maicers wno aepena on tneir wages lor their daily
bread.
Yet those who think a cent a-week too little for
any subscription, are at full liberty to increase it
to any extent.
A treasurer in Connecticut, who has forwarded
S39 48 in five months, says : " We have great en
couragement to labor here. Our success fias
equalled, if not exceeded our expectations."
A treasurer in New Hampshire, says: "Our
society 13 yet in budding existence, but the success,
so Jar, exceeds the expectations 01 jnc most san
guine."
A treasurer in Boston, says : "We have thir
teen dollars towards purchasing a library." Let
this example be extensively followed.
From the Herald of Freedom.
Political Parties.
While we shall treat them both civilly and fair
ly, and interfere with neither of them, in their
magnificent pursuits, we shall act independently
ol them in our political action. We have adis
tinct object from theirs. It is to kill slavery, so far
as Congress, or discussion in Congress, can do it
111 the District of Columbia and Florida, with the
view of thereby giving it a blow throughout the
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nation, oiavery is sustained oy uongress ana oy
official political influence, every where in the land.
We are determined to withhold our anti-slavery
votes from such Congress and such official influ
ence. We wash our citizen hands of the constit
uency of pro-slavery officers. We will vote a
gainst them. We will vote and urge others to
vote for men who hate slavery, and this we will
do, although we mean to clear the land of the ne
gro enslaving spirit long before any legislation
will fall upon it. We can do as much with peti
tions, while the little Athertons put their dandy
heels on to them, as if they were smothered in a
more courtly and compromising way by the hands
of the Clays and the Lincoln The'vassal Ath
erton is working for us, while he is in the nomi
nal service of the South. His agency renders the
violation of our rights the more odious at the
North, and gives interest to our cause. Many
will side with the slave from their disgust at the
instrument of their oppression. We thank the
South for using such an instrument.
It is not our object to elect our friends to office.
We merely withhold our votes from the enemies
of our principles and throw the responsibility of
their flection wholly upon others. We do this to
clear our own skirts from the guilt of their con
stituency and to induce our fellow citizens of the
parties to nominate men who are the friends of
emancipation. When they do so we will help e
lect them. But so long as professed democracy
presents us the parricide who will wantonly tram
ple his tiny feet upon our stately rights who will
sacrilegiously tread on anti-slavery petitions with
his dainty rights and lefts, wc will preserve our
suffrages from the prostitution of their election.
And so long as professed whigism shall entertain
the preposterous opinion, that such a thing as sla
very ought to be abolished slowly, we cannot in
good faith vote for that.
We will vote for anti-slavery, let its political
tarty bias have been what it might. This we be
ieve is genuine political abolitionism. It is, as
father Eideout well expresses it, "choosing men of
our own views to accomplish our own objects."
This we desire our friends distinctly to under
stand. We ask each one of them firmly and de
cidedly to make up their minds for the time of tri
al, and then say to the partisans who may assail
them, go to your political opponents, for deserters
come not to vs.
Foreign JVews
England. Queen's Speech. The session of Parlia
ment was opened on the 6th of Feb. by a speech from the
Queen in person, of which the following are the more im
portant paragraphs:
"I have been engaged, in concert with Austria, France,
Prussia, and Russia, in negociation, with a view to a final
settlement of the differences between Holland and Belgium.
"A definitive treaty of peace, founded upon anterior ar
rangements, which have been acceded to by both parties,
has in consequence been proposed to the Dutch and Bel
gian governments. I have the satisfaction to inform you
that the Dutch government has already signified to the
Conference its acceptance of that treaty, and I trust that a
similar announcement from the Belgian government will
put an end to that disquietude which the present unsettled
state of these affairs has necessarily produced. Tho unan
imity of the five allied powers affords a satisfactory securi
ty for the preservation of peace.
"Differences which have arisen have occasioned the re
tirement of my minister from the Court of Teheran. I in
dulge, however, the hope of learning that a satisfactory ad
justment of these dillerences will allow of the re-estab
lishment of my relations with Persia upon their former
footing of friendship.
"Events connected with the same differences have induc
ed the Governor General of India to take measures for pro
tecting British interests in that quarter of the world, and
to enter into engagements, the fulfilment of which may
render military operations necessary. For this purpose
such preparations have been made as may be sufficient to
resist aggression from any quarter, and to maintain the in
tegrity of my eastern dominions.
"It is with great satisfaction that I am enabled to inform
you that throughout the whole of my West India posses
sions the period fixed by law for the final and complete
(emancipation of the negroes has been anticipated by acts
of the colonial legislatures, and that the transition from the
tomporary system of apprenticeship to entire freedom has
taken place without any disturbance of public order and
tranquility. Any measures which may be necessary in or
der to give full effect to this great and beneficial change
will, I have no doubt, receive your careful attention.
"I have to acquaint you, with deep concern, that the
province of Lower Canada has again been disturbed by
insurrection, and that hostile incursions have been made in
to Upper Canada by certain lawless inhabitants of the Un
ited States of North America. These violations of the
public peace have been promptly suppressed by the valor
of my forces and the loyalty of my Canadian subjects.
The President nf the United States has called upon the cit
izens of the Union to abstain from proceedings incompat
ible with the friendly relations which subsist botween
Great Britain and the United States.
"I have directed full information upon all these matters
to be laid before you, and I recommend the present slate of
these provinces to your serious consideration. I rely up
on you to support my firm determination to maintain the
authority of my Crown, and I trust that your wisdom will
abopt such measures as will secure to those parts of my
empire the benefit of internal tranquility, and the full ad
vantages of their own great national resources.
"I have observed with pain the persevering efforts
which have been made in some parts or the country to ex
cite .ny subjects to disobedience and resistance to th law
and to recommend dangerous and illegal practices. For
the counteraction of all such designs I depend upon the ef
ficacy of the law, which it will be my duly to enforce,
on the good sense and right disposition of my peo
ple, upon their attachment to the principles of justice, and
their abhorrence of violence and disorder.
"I confidently commit all these great interests to your
wisdom, and I implore Almighty God to assist and prosper
your counsels.
France. The Paris papers of Friday, the 1st instant
are almost exclusively occupied with the prorogation of th
Chambers on the preceding day, and with the diasolu
tion of the Chamber of Deputies, which was de
termined oil. and which would, it was all but certain, be
announced in the Moniteur of Saturday. The new elec'
tions would be fixed for the third of March, and the acs
sion of the new Chamber, for the fifteenth or seventeenth
of the same month. .
This step was considered of a serious character in Paris
"The Moniteur of the Saturday after contains the Royal
ordinance for the dissolution of the Chamber of Deputies.
1 lie ihamber ot l eers anil Clumber of Ucvuties are
convoked for the twenty-sixth of March next.
"further on, the same official paper states that the King
not having accepted the resignation of the Ministers, they
have resumed their functions.
The papers state that the Ministry would undergo
slight modification before the commencement of the new
session.
A letter from Munich, dated the 26lh ult., mentions that
negotiations were on foot between the Courts of France
and Denmark to effect the matrimonial alliance of the
Duke do Nemours with a Princess of the Royal family of
Denmark.
No progress has been made in the formation of a new
trench Ministry. Marshal Soult was in frequent commu
nicalion with Louis Phiilipne; but the result was a positive
refusal from the former to undertake the task required of
him namclv, the reconstruction of the Mole Cabinet. It
is supposed that the King would be compelled to solicit the
aid ot Thiers. The Coalition stood firm, and adhered to
their principle of excluding the Sovereign from that con
stant and direct control of his Ministers which Louis Phil
lippe has hitherto exercised. Every day it became more
apparent that the real question between the King and the
leading politicians of France was, whether the monarch
should "govern" as well as "reign."
West Indies. Extract of a letter dated New Haven,
Feb. 21: "A planter from St. Vincents has been in thi
city within a few days, and says that the emancipation of
the slaves in that island works extremely well; and that
his plantation produces more, and yields a larger profit
than it tins ever done before, lhe emancipated slaves now
do in eight hours what was before considered a day's task,
and he pays the laborers a dollar a day.
Itome stic
CONG II ESS.
Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Senate. The following Message was received from
the President:
To the Senate of the United States:
I lav before Congress several despatches from his Excel
lency the Uovernor of Maine, with enclosures, communi
eating certain proceedings of the Legislature of that State,
and a copy of the reply of the Secretary of State, made by
my direction, together with a note from II. is. fox, Esq.,
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of
ureal ISntain, with the answer of the secretary of state
to the same.
it will appear lrom these documents that a numerous
band of lawless and desperate men, chiefly from the ad
joining British Provinces, but without the authority or
sanction of the rrovincial Government, had trespassed
upon that portion of the territory in dispute between the
United states and Ureat Britain, which is watered by the
river Aroostook, and claimed to belong to the State of
Maine; and that they had committed extensive depredations
there by cutting and destroying a very large quantity of
timber. It will further appear that the Uovernor ot
Maine, having been officially apprised of the circumstan
ce, had communicated it to the Legislature, with a recom
mendation of such provisions, in addition to those already
existing oy law, as would enable him to arrest the course
of said depredations, disperse the trespassers, and secure
the timber which they were about carrying away ; that in
compliance with a resolve of the Legislature, passed in
pursuance of his recommendation, his Excellency has des
patched a land agent or the Estate, with a force deemed ad
equate to that purpose, to the scene of the alleged depre'
dations, who, after accomplishing a part of his duty, was
seized by a band of the trespassers, at a house claimed to
be within the jurisdiction of Maine, whither he had re
paired for the purpose of meeting and consulting with the
land agent of the Province of New Brunswick, and con
veyed as a prisoner to Fredericktown, in that Province, to
gether with two other oitizens of the State, who were as
sisting him in the discharge of his duty.
It will also appear that the Governor and Legislature of
Maine, satisfied that the trespassers had acted in defiance
of the laws of both countries, learning that they were in
possession of arms, and anticipating (correctly, as the re
suit has proved,) that persons of their reckless and desper
ate character would set at nought the authority of the
magistrates, without the aid of a strong force, had author iz
ed the sheriff, and the officer appointed in the place of the
land agent to employ, at the expense of the state, an arm
ed power, who had proceeded to the scene of these depre
dations, with a view to the entire dispersion or arrest of
the trespassers and the protection of the public property.
In the correspondence between the Governor of Maine
and Sir John Harvey, Lieutenant Governor of the Province
of New Brunswick, which has crown out of the occur
rences, and is likewise herewith communicated, the former
is requested to recal the armed force advanced into the
disputed territory for the arrest of trespassers, and is in
formed that a strong body of British troops is to be held
in readiness to support and protect the authority and sub
jects of Great Britain in said territory. In answer to that
request the Provincial Governor is informed of the deter
mination of the State of Maine to support the land agent
and his party, in the performance of their duly, and the
same determination, for the execution of which provision
is made by a resolution of the State Legislature, is com
municated by the Governor to the General Government.
The Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, in calling
upon the Governor of Maine for the recall of the land
agent and his party from the disputed territory, and
the British Minister in making a similar demand upon the
Government of the United States, proceed upon the as
sumption that an agreement exists between the two nations
conceding to Great Britain, until the final settlement of the
boundary question, exclusive possession of, and jurisdic
tion over the territory in dispute. The important bearing
which such an agreement, if it existed, would have upon
the condition and interests of the parties, and the influence
it might have upon the adjustment of the dispute, are too
obvious to allow the error upon which this assumption
seems to rest to pass for a moment without correction.
The answer of the Secretary of State to Mr. Fox's note,
will show the ground taken by the Government of the
United States upon this point. It is believed that all cor
respondence which has passed between the two Govern
ments upon this subject has already been communicated to
Congress, and is now on their files. An abstract of it,
however, hastily prepared, accompanies this communica
tion. Il is possible that in thus abridging a voluminous
correspondence, commencing in 1825, and continuing to a
very recent period, a portion may have been accidentally
everlooked; but it is believed that nothing has take! place
which would materially change the aspect of the question
as therein presented. Instead of sustaining tho assump
tion of the British functionaries, that correspondence dis
proves the existence of any such agreement. It shows
that the two Governments have differed not only in regard
to the main question of title to tho territory in dispute,
but with reference also to the right of jurisdiction, and the
fact of the actual exercise of it in different portions thereof.
Always aiming at an amicable adjustment of the dispute,
both parties have entertained and repeatedly urged upon
each other a desire that each should exercise its rights,
whatever it considered them to be, in such a manner as to
avoid collision, and allay, to the grentest practicable extent,
the excitement likely to grow out of the controversy. It
was in pursuance of such an understanding that Maine and
Massachusetts, upon the remonstrance of Great Britain,
desisted from making sales of lands, and the General Gov
ernment from tho construction of a projected military road
in a portion of the territory of which they claimed to have
enioved the exclusive possession, and that Great Britain,
on her part, in deference tp a similar remonstrance from
the United States, suspended tho issue of licenses tq cut
timber in the territory in controversy, and also the survey
and location of a rail-road through a section of country
over which she also claimed to have exercised exclusive
jurisdiction.
The State of Maine had a right to arrest tn cieprcan-
tions complained of; it belonged to her to judge of the ex
igency of tho occasion calling for her inlerfercnce; and it
is presumed that had tho Lt. Governor of New Brunswick
been correctly advised of the nature of the proceedings of
the state ot Maine, he would not have regarded the trans
action as requiring, on his part, any resort to force. Each
party claiming a right to the territory, and hence to the
exclusive jurisdiction over it, it is manifest that, to prevent
the destruction of timber by trcspossers, acting against the
authority of both, and at the same lime avoid forcible col
lision between the contiguous government during the pen
dency of negotiations concerning the title, resort must be
had to the mutual exercise of jurisdiction in such extreme
cases, or to an amicable and temporary arrangement as to
the limits within which it should be exercised by each rar-
tv. lhe understanding supposed to exist 'between the Uni
ted States and Great Britain has been found heretofore suf
ficient for that purpose, and I believe will prove so hereaf
ter, if the parties on the frontier, directly interested in the
question, are respectively governed hv a just spirit of con
ciliation and forbearance. If it should bo found, as there
is now reason to apprehend, that there is, in tho modes of
construling that understanding by the two governments,
a difference not to be reconciled, I shall not hesitate to
propose to her Britannic Majesty's Government a distinct
arrangement for the temporary and mutual exercise of ju
risdiction, by means of which similar dilliciiltics may in
future be prevented.
But between an effort on the port of Maine to preserve
the property in dispute from destruction by intruders, and
a military occupation by that Sta'e of tho territory, with a
view to hold it by force, while the settlement is a subject
of negotiation. between tho two governments, there is an
essential difference as well in respect to the position of the
State, as to the duties of tire General Government. In a
letter addressed by the Secretary of State to the Governor
of Maine, on the first of March last, giving a detailed
statement of the steps which had been taken by the Feder-
Government to bring the oonlrovorsy to a termination,
and designed to apprise the Governor of that State of the
views of the Federal Executive, in respect to the future, it
was stated, that while the obligations of th 3 Federal Gov
ernment to do all in its power to effoct the settlement of
the boundary question were fully recognized, it had, in
the event of being able to do so specifically, by mutual
consent, no other means to accomplish that object amicably,
than by another arbitration, or by a commission with an
umpire in the nature of an arbitration; and that in the e
vent of all other measures failing, the President would
feel it his duty to submit another proposition to the govern
ment of Great Britain, to refer the decision of the question
to a third power. These are still my views upon the sub
ject, and until this step shall have been taken I cannot
think it proper to invoke the attention of Congress to oth
er than amicable means for the settlement of the controver
sy, to cause the military power of the Federal Government
to be brought in aid of the State of Maine, in any attempt
to effect that object by a resort to force.
On the other hand, if the authorities of New Brunswick
should attempt to enforce the claim of exclusive jurisdic
tion set up bv them, by means of a military occupation on
their part of the disputed territory, I shall feel myself
bound to consider the contingency provided by the consti
tution as having occurred, on the happening of which a
State has the right to call for the aid of the Federal Gov
ernment to repel invasion.
I have expressed to the British Minister near this Gov
ernment a confident expectation that the agents of the
State of Maine, who have been arrested under an obvious
misapprehension of the object of their mission, will be
released ; & to the Gov. of Maine that a similar course will be
pursued in regard to the agents of the Province of New
Brunswick. I have also recommended that any military
that may have been brought together by the State of Maine,
from an apprehension of a collision with the Government
or people of the British Province, will be voluntarily and
peaceably disbanded.
I cannot allow myself to doubt that the results antici
pated from these representations will be seasonably real
ized. J. he parties more immediately interested cannot
but perceive that an appeal to arms, under existing circum
stances, will not only prove fatal to their prcseut interests,
but would postpone, if not defeat, the attainment of the
main object which they have in view. The very incidents
which have recently occurred will necessarily awaken the
Governments to tho importance of promptly adjusting a
dispute, by which it is now made manifest that the peace
of the two nations is daily and imminently endangered.
This expectation is further warranted by the general for
bearance which has hitherto characterised the conduct of
the Government and people on both sides of the line. In
the uniform patriotism of Maine, her attachment to the
Union, her respect for the wishes of the people of her sis
ter States, of whose interest in her welfare she cannot be
unconscious, and, in the solicitude felt by the country at
largo for the preservation of peace with our neighbors, we
have a strong guarantee that she will not disregaid the re
quest that has been made of her.
As, however, the session of Congress is about to termi
nate, and the agency of the Executive may become neces
sary during the recess, it is important that the attention of
the Legislature should be drawn to the consideration of
such measures as may be calculated to obviate the necessi
ty of a call for an extra session. With that view, I have
thought it my duty to lay the whole matter before you,
and to invite such action thereon as you may think the oc
casion requires. M. VAN BUIILN.
Washington, 26th February, 1839.
The position taken in the Message seemed to be ecner-
aly approved in both Houses, and it was referred to the
Committees on Foreign Relations.
The latest date from Washington, Sunday morning,
March 4, 4 o'clock, A. M.
The border bill, which is described as 'bearing the olive
branch in one hand and the thunder bolt in the other,' pas-
ed the House by a vote of 201 to (t; and the Senate unan-
mously. It authorizes tho president to call out 50,000 vol
unteers a.id militia in case of invasion, and to place a na
val armament upon the Western lakes. Another section
authorizes a loan of five million dollars to carry the provis
ions of the bill into effect.
The various bills passed on the last Saturday of the ses
sion make appropriations for between 10 and 18,000,000
of dollars. One item is "for the continued support of the
Florida war."
Accounts from Maine to March 4, state that public opin
ion is much divided in relation to the course proper for
Maine now to pursue,
Sir John Harvey, at the last dates, was actively engaged
in calling out and organizing the militia of the Province:
800 British troops have recently arrived at Halifax from
England, and troops are said to have been ordered from
Quebec to the Province.
Notwithstanding the hostile aspect of things, we have
trong hopes that the border difficulties will bs adjusted
without war.
From the Atlas.
MSSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE,
Monday, March 4, 1839.
SENATE.
After the ordinary morning business had been transacted,
The report of the committee on the subject pf slavery and
the slave trade, having come up in the orders, rccommend-
ng that no further action is needed thereon,
Mr. Goodrich said that if nothing had occurod touching
this subject since the last action of the Legislature, he
hould not have thought it necessary to do more than reaf-
rm the resolutions of the last session, But in his view,
an event had taken place, which presented this subject in
new aspect before the country. 1 he Atherton llesolu-
tions, passed by the House of Representatives at Washing
ton in December last, affirms, practically, that she Consti
tution of the United States involves and cherishes slavery
ill its bosom. It assumes ground which makes that instru
ment inconsistent with itself in as much as it professes
to be founded on the equal rights of man, while it upholds,
the enslaving of a race of men. It therefore presents the
uestion distinctly to the people of the U. States, whether
they live under a free constitution, unblemished with fatal
contradiction, and untainted with inherent leprosy, or not.
It appears that theslaveholdtng states have not been asleep;
they have now marched forward, and taken ground, and
entrenched in the national hall of legislation, and there do
fend slavery under the banner of the Constitution. I think,
therefore, that we cannot permit this movement to piss un
noticed. I wish some action to take place here, to vindi
cate the Constitution from the stain that is attempted to be
fastened upon it. I wish to see the line drawn, and know
who in this conntry are willing to see the Constitution of
the United stales kept pure and unspotted, and who are
not. I therefore move a recommitment of the Report, with
instructions to report the following resolves, and to make
the report conform to it.
1. Resolved, That Congress has the right to abolish sla
very and the slave trade in the District of Columbia, and
these being admitted to be moral and political evils, Con
gress ought immediately to exercise this right.
2. Resolved, That Congress has a right to abolish slave
ry and the slave trade in the Territories of the U. States,
and to abolish the slave trade between the several Slates,
and they ought to refuse admission into the Union of any
new State, whose Constitution tolerates slavery.
3. ResolvedfThat the Constitution of the United States
lends no countenance to slavery, and that, while it cannot
authorize interference with slavery in tho States, history
and the terms of the instrument itself prove that it wos not
tho design of its authors to infuse into it any principles so
much at variance with the great doctrine of equal rights
upon which it is founded as are involved in slavery, and
that as it expressly provided for the foreign slave trade, and
as Congress accordingly abolished it, that it is its duty to
ubolish slavery, wherever it exists, through its power, and
subject to its control, and that this would be a fulfilment of
the design of the framers of the Constitution, and in har
mony with the spirit of that sacred instrument. .
4. Resolved, That the resolutions of the House of Rep
resentatives at Washington, passed in December last,, in
relation to slavery, are at once a violation of the inherent
and inalienable rights of petition and free discussion, an
alarming evidence of a settled design (and one which has
already advanced fin toward consummation) to make the
Constitution of the United States the shield under which
slavery is to be protected and perpetuated.
From the Atlas.
THE SPECIAL MISSION TO ENGLAND.
We learn from the Baltimore Chronicle that it is cur
rently reported in Washington that the President designs
to tender this mission to Mr Webster. The Chronicle
adds
As a Now England question, it is undoubtedly proper
that a New Englander should be selected as the Negnciator
and Mr Webster, as the first man of all New England,
is peculiarly well qualified for so distinguished a post. It
has been quite oommon, in all countries, to create extraor
dinary missions for the adjustment of disputes of longstan
ding and unusual intricacy, and the country, we are sure,
wilt regard, with perfect satisfaction, the selection of Mr.
Webster in this case. His appointment would not be con
sidered as any disparagement to Mr. Stevenson, the gener
al and ordinary business of his office being'sufficient to oc
cupy his attention. We trust, therefore, that if the Presi
dent think fit to offer the conduct of this important embas
sy to Mr Webster, the latter will not think of declining it.
Florida. We have just seen a gentleman who left
Tallahassee on the 21st ultimo, from whom we learn that
murders by the Indians are of every day occurrence in that
neighborhood. Between the 17th and 21st, during this
gentleman's stay at Tallahassee, fifteen citizens had been
killed by the Indians, lhe Seminoles have introduced
dogs into their warfare. Our informant, who is familiar
with the military events in Florida, tells us he saw, him
self, the corpse of a militiaman, one of the small party
which had been dispersed by the Indians, who had been
hunted dovvn by dogs, and held at bay until the Indians
approached and shot him.
Tho gentleman to whom we allude, and who has had the
best opportunity of judging, gives it as his opinion, that no
mode of expelling the Indians from Honda will be so efh
cacious as that of the military occupation bill which has
passed the senate; and this, he says, is the general opin
ion of the people of Florida, as well as of the officers em
ployed in the military service there. Globe.
ANTI-SLAVERY LECTURES.
Kev. Benjamin Shaw, Agent of the Vermont Anti-
Slavery Society, Providence permitting, will lecture as
follows. It is requested that the friends of the cause in
each place mentioned, will see that the necessary arrange
ments are made. The appointments should be made for
the evening, as far as convenient:
March 10, Proctorsville (Cavendish,) Sabbath.
' 11, Mount Holly.
" 13, Weston.
' 14, L. Derrv.
" 15, Windham.
" 16, West Townshend.
" 17, Wardsborough (Sabbath.)
" 18, Jamaica.
" 19, East Townshend.
' 20, Newfane.
" 21, Brookline.
" 22, Alliens.
24, Grafton (Sabbath.)
" 26, Peru.
' 27, Winhall, (Garfield's Mills.)
" 28, " Centre.
" 29, Manchester Point.
' 30, Dorset East. '
" 31, Dorset West, (Sabbath.)
BRIGHTON MARKET.
Reported for the Yankee Farmer.
Monday, March 4, 1839.
At market 355 Beef Cattle, including 70 Stores, 12 yoke
Working Oxen, 19 Cows and Calves, 450 Sheep, and no
Swine. A lot expected next weok from Columbia county.
Prices. Beef Cattle. Dull. Last week's prices were
barely supported. First quality, $8; second quality, $7 to
$7 50 ; third quality 6 60 tO $7.
Working Oxen. $yii, $100, to $110.
Cows and Culves. $30, 85, 40, and 50.
Sheep. $3,50, ff 4, 5 to $6,50.
MARRIAGES.
In this vill
ge, on the 5th inst., by Rev. B. W. Smith,
Babbit, of Bethel, to Mrs. Abigail
Mr.
La kg don Scovill.
DEATHS
In this town, on the 5th inst., Miss Mary Clark,
aged about 19.
In Nashville, Tenn., on the 12th ult., Mr. Rodebt
McIndoe, formerly of Newbury, Vt. aged 25. Print
ers in Woodstock are t,-c.
PROSPECTUS
THE TI2MIMKAiCI2 STAR,
To be published at Montpelier, Vermont, on the first
of every month, under the direction of the Executive
Committee of the Vermont Temperance Satiety.
This Journal will be exclusively dovoted to the sub
ject of Temperance. Its design will be to advoca'e the
cause of total abstinence from all that intoxicates, as
the only possible ground on which the ultimate triumph of
Temperance piinciples can be expected. And, as temper
ance is the great moral field in which all can unite, and la
bor, it will be the object of this journal to invite to a
hearty co-operation, all the friends of the cause, through
out tho state, regardless of any of those distinctions which
are connected with most other public or benevolent objects
of the day.
The leading design of the Temperance Star will
be, to endeavor, by argument and persuasion, to awaken
the attention of the wholo community, to the necessity pf
speedily banishing intoxicating drinks from among ui;
and while it shall faithfully and fearlessly pursue its ob
ject, it will endeavor to avoid that ultraisii which leadsto
indiscriminate denunciation.
All experience demonstrates that, in free governments,
legislative aid cannot be safely relied on in matters of mor
al reform, unless public opinion precede a,nd stand ready
tq sanction legislative enactments; la prepare the wsr for
which assistance to the Temperance reform, wjll hs qnotfi
er object of the prnpned publication,
NOTICES.
The Star will be issued in quarto form of eight pages,
in the early part of each month. The first number will be
issued in March next.
TERMS. The TEMPEnANCE Star will be sent td
subscribers for one year on the following terfns; copies di
rected singly 50 cents; 12 copies to one address 25 centii
ench; 2(1 copies do. 23 cents each; 50 copies do. 20 cents
each; alway, in advance. Address George B. Mansor,
Montpelier, post paid.
MLCOJrS TKAVELS.
fl-OULD KENDALL & LINCOLN, have in pressf
and will publish about the first of March, Malcom's
Trave's in Burmth, Hindooslan, Malaya, Siom and China,
in 1 vol. 8vo. and 2 vols. 12mo with a superb original
map of South-eastern Asia five steel plate engravings
and about ICQ wood cuts,.
Characteristics of the WorU.
It is not a rtiore diary of events which befel the travel
ler, but contain! thousands of facts dates, numbers, prices,
&c, &c. which are either original or gleaned from sources
not accessible ii this country.
Incidents, anecdotes and scenes have been freelv intro
duccd; but only1 such as tend to make the reader better ac
quainted with the country.
Tho most perfect impartiality is shown to every sect of
Christians, and such details given of the various Missions
as will make the work" equally acceptable to every persua
sion. Such sketches are given of the history of the Country.
Towns and Missions which are described, as serve to
throw light upon their present condition.
The map is beautifully executed, and may be consider
ed original. Many important corrections have been mado
by actual observation, and the remainder is chiefly drawn
from original and unpublished surveys by British officers,
and Engineers and Surveyors, to which the author was
politely granted access.
The pictures are wholly new, and form an important
addition to our stock of oriental illustrations; no pains or
expense has been spared in these or the mechanical execu
tion. Five of these are on steel, showing landscapes ot
Maulmcin, Tavoy, Mergui and Sagaingi and a curious
page exhibiting specimens of 15 different oriental languages:
A great part of the work relates to countries almost en
tirely unknown, even to the best informed persons in our
country.
The author from the important character of his mission,
his intercourse with distinguished civilians and experien
ced Missionaries, his deliberate stBy at each place, his prej
vlous familiarity with foreign countries, and his long expe
rience in the board of Missions, enjoyed the highest ad
vantages for gathering ample and correct details for the
work.
Chapters on the mode of conducting modern missions;
or 011 the measure of success which has attended the en
terprise; on the almost unknown tribes in and around Bur
mah; anil other important subjects are added at the close of
the work, and must constitute no small part of its value.
The cost of the two volumes will probably not exceed
$2 50, at which price it will be one of the cheapest worVs
issued from the American press. The publishers rely for
remuneration rather on a large sale than a high price.
A portion of tho proceeds of the work are to be appro
priated to the Foreign Missionary Board.
ICJTlie publisher of any paper, giving the above ad
vertisement three inside insertions, shall be entitled to
copy of the work, on application to the publishers,
8 3v Washington-st., Boston.
IVew ArrAiigeiiicisl!
THE Subscriber having taken as partner his son, WIL
LIAM P. BADGER, in the business heretofore con
ducted by himself, the business will hereafter be done un
der tho firm of J. E. BADGER & SON.
J. E. BADGER.
Mon';lier, Feb. 7, 1833. 6:tf
HAT, CAP AND FUR STORE,
STATE St., MONTPELIEI?, Vt.
J. E. BADGER & SON,
Dealers in
HATS, CAPS, STOCKS, FURS, SUSPENDER,
Gloves, Hosiery, &c. &c., would return their
thanks to the citizens of Montpelier and vicinity for their
liberal patronage heretofore extended to their establishment)
and solicit a continuance of the samei
N. B. Merchants suppllod with Hats r.f all kinds lit ei'y
wholesale prices.
February 7, 1339. 6:tf
Notice.
fgHOSE indebteJ to J. E. BADGER, by note or aecounl,
-1L of over six months standing, are requested to call and
adjust the same immediately, J. E. P.APGER.
February 7, 183:1, CM
ALLEN & POLAND,
AVING procured fiom Boston new and elegant founts
. of the most FASHIONABLE TVPF, are prepared to
pronecute the above business, in all its branches : and have
no hesitation in saying that all work entrusted tp them will
be executed in a style not isf iriok to that of any othi
cr establishment in Vermont.
5Cf Office, one door West fiom the post-Officc State si,
Montpelier, January 5th, 1839.
TEMPERANCE HOUSE,
THREE DOORS WEST OF THE POST-OFFICE, BY
A. CARTER.
Jan. 5, 1833. 1 :tf.
Wanted
TIN payment for The Voice of Freedom, by the lultcii
Ja. bers, a lot of good dry Wood, also, for accomodation of
town subscribers, they will take all articles of produce, us
ually consumed in a boarding house.
ALLEN & POLAND.
ror-ASlI KKTTliliS!
F superior quality, and extra sized Caldrons, suit
able to set in Arches, for sale by the Brandon Iron
Co., at the Foundry, nd bv their Agent, Zenas Wood,
at Montpelier. Also, CORN SHELI.ERS; IMPROVED
PLOUGHS; CULTIVATOR TEETH, and a general va
riety of STOVES. Including the Improved "Conant Pa
tent," which is believed to he superior lo any of the mod
ern stoves with small tire arches.
Sheet Iron, elevated ovens will be furnished both At
Brandon and Montpelier for tho Conunt Patent, Rotary!
& V ermoritt;ook, which, with the L ast Iron Oven attached
to each of these Stoves, renders t((em tho most desirable
Cooking Stoves now in the mar'.iet.
1 he cost of the corn shelter wilt bo saved in labor by
ordinary farmers in two seasons, besides tlie saving of loom
thsv alford in getting out corn.
JOHN A. CONANT, Agent.
Brandon, Jan. 1S3.1. a tf
Wanted !
1,
Bl'SHEI OF OATH, by
WM. T BURN HAM
Mon'pelicr, Jan, 5, 1839.
ltf.
Boarding House !
A FEW gentleman boarders can he accommodated witlj
2M. board, with, single room if drsixed, en roasonuKa,
terms,
Montpelier Village, Jan. 6, 133.
A, CARTER.
l:tf.
A",
NTI-SMVEHV
AT.MAXU S rOR 193.1, Tot ,!.
his oilier.

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