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hilation has induced them to consummate this
adulterous union between their pro slavery princi
ples, and our one ide of Liberty!
For the Freeman.
Mr. Editors- According to promise, I here
with furnish you with an account of the labor per
formed and the money received by me in the
State-, since July 1842, for publication. How the
ether agents have fired I do not know, but if they
have received as much as I hitve, the Liberty par
ty will be under no especial necessity of repudiat
ing, the present year, to save themselves from
1st. Lectured from July 13th, 1842, to Jan. 4th,
1843 five and a half months.
2nd. Half the time from Jan 4th, to March 20th
one and a fourth months.
3rd. From April 10th to Nov. 10th, seven
.months. Total, 13 3-4 months.
Randolph $23,97; Williamstown 18,89; Brook
field 3,00; Wutcrbury 1,50; Strafford 3,51; Wiiter
ville 1,25; St. Albans 6,25; Bakersfield 10,00;
Irasburgh 4,51; Albany 1,00; Cruftsbury 2,75;
Hard wick 6,00; Greensboro' 3,25; Glover 4,75;
Brookfield convention 6,75; West Faiilee conven
tion 7,06; Phiiiifold 5,63; Warren 5,50; Poiilt
ney 4,80; Middletovvu 0,90; Wallingford 1,00;
Manchester convention 7,50; Bennington conven
tion 5,46; Willmington 8,12; Townsliend 4,25;
Norwich 20,25; Thetford 17,50; West Fairlee
3,78; Vershire 0,73; Bethel 4,25; Stockbridge 8,00;
SUihester 5,10; W.iitsH d I 2,23; Mo itpelier 3,25;
iFaysion 1,62; Diixhury 1,00; lliuesburgh 14,22;
Charlotte 10,19; Westford 9,00; Johnson 2,75;
iCatbridge4,50; Eden 3,60; Hydepark 25; Stowe
B,W Moi-ristown, 12,43; Elmore 5,00; Chelsea
0,75 Total, $291,12.
ALANSON ST. CLAIR.
For the Green Mountain Freeman.
In the Bradford Protector, of Feb. 3., I find the
following, under the head of " Private Corres
pondence." " Wo hope to see a full delegation of Whigs
from your vicinity at Strafford, on the 6th of Feb
ruary. Our Club was organized on the second
Tuesday in January, at Chelsea, according to no
tice. Wo think it" promises to do much good.--There
is a good Whig feeling among the people
who surrendered to Gen. Apathy in 1341. The
third party is on the decline, I think, in the. west
part of the county, and I hope tvery where."
A3 thu Protector throws but now and then a fer
tile ray of light into " the west part of the coun
ty," please insert the above in the Freeman, as it
is, probably, the only tangible evidence that we
shall have, for a long time to conic, of the "de
cline of the Liberty Party" in this region. It will
be positively the very latest news, and will be
vastly amusing in such towns as Brookfield, Brain
tree, and Randolph. I1"
In the report of the Whig Convention of the
22d ult, your naughty types mako me say, when
speaking of Mr. Herrick's resolves, "perlimwi'y,"
when, it lelt to my own volition, I should have
said "pertinency." Again, in the remark, "But
as some of these things wen; done," Sic, it would
have been exactly in accordance with the fact if
you had said " But as none of thec things were
done," kc, R,
For the Green Mountain Freeman.
The Annual Meeting of the Glover Tcmperacc
Society, was held at the Town House, Febru
ary 22, 1844; and the following officers were elect
ed for the ensuing year, to wit:
JOHN CRANE, President.
Soloman Dwinnem., Vice President.
E. D. Conant, Ser'y.
F. A. Garfield,
John M. Hill,
E. B. Simonds,
An address was delivered to the professedly
temperate, by Dr. F. A. Garfield, and followed by
extemporaneous addresses by Dr. Geo. Damon.
Rev. R. Mason, Rev. J. W. Ford, and others.
The meeting whs not large, but spirited, and
omnious of better days.
Other business having been despatched, the fol
lowing Resolutions were introduced and unani
1. Resolved, That we will never abandon the
project of Temperance reform, while it has both
reason nd revelation in its support, and the good
of mankind for its object.
2. Resolved, That though Moral Suasion be
necessary to prepare the public mind for Legisla
tion, the latter must be relied upon to perfect that
which the former has hegun.
3. Resolved, That Young men are loudlv called
upon, as the protective pillars of society, to enter
spiritedly into the work of reform, as thu best and
only means of securing to themselves the blessings
of Morality and Piety; And, that the aged should
be active in the cause, as in duty bound to 'trans
mit to posterity the same blessings they would en
4. Resolved, That it is the duty of Temper
ance men to support Periodicals for the dissemi
nation of their principles, and the paucity of such
publications evinces a defective taste in the read
ing public, or n want of devotion to the abstinence
5. Resolved, That it is no less the duty of the
tempprate to watch over each -other, and kindly
attempt to reclaim the delinquent, anil reform the
inebriate, than for Christians to admonish each
other in till charitableness, or to seek the conver
sion of sinners.
6. Resolved, That it is the duty of the Ladies,
as well as gentlemen, to be actively engaged in the
prevention and cure of domestic misery from the
source of intemperance, and restorin" the lost
husband and fath'-r to the embrace of his injured
and unfortunate family; to kindle anew the ilame
of happiness which has been extinguished by a
' blind devotion to the worst of appetites.
7. Resolved, That unless the temperate are
zealous, importunate and active in the cause, they
have no assurance of final success in the renova
tion of our town.
Other business pertaining to the future opera
tions of society was transacted in the spirit of per
fect harmony, evincing a strong determination to
lose nothing by dissention in our ranks.
On motion adjourned.
E. D. Conakt, Secretary.
AWFUL CALAMITY !
Explosion of the Princeton's Great Gun Death
of the Secretary of Slate of the Secretary of
the Navy of Commodore Kennon of Vir
gil Maxeyof Mr. Gardiner of N. Y., -c.
From the Boston Times.
Washington, Feb. 23, 1844.
The city is in mourning; another melancholy e
vent has befallen the country. Having been mi
eye witness to the scene, I will, as minutely as
possible, give an account of it.
Capt. Stockton, of (he Steamer Princeton, invi
ted sume three or four hundred ladies and gentle
men, including the President and his family, the
members of the Cabinet, and Foreign Ministers,
some Senators and members of the House, and u
large circle of his especial friends, to take an ex
cursion with him down the Potomac this day, and
witness the beauty and movement of his noble
vessel, and the discharge of his immense gun.
All the invitations were most eagerly accepted
and at about one o'clock, the company were safe
ly put on board the Princeton from a small steam
er which took them from the w barf.
The day was clear and pleasant, and there were
ns many ladies on board as gentlemen, and every
thing promised a delightful excursion. After a sa
lute of twenty-one guns from the small pieces, the
big gun was put in readiness for the firing of a
bull weighing 230 pounds. The ladies were till
"piped oil deck," and obtained prominent places
to see the discharge. The word "lire" was given,
anil all eyes immediately beheld tin; motion of the
bull upon the water giving some half dozen bounds
and going a distance of about two miles before it
finally sunk. The experiment was in every res
pect successful, ami all were delighted.
The party then adjourned to the cabin, and af
ter the ladies had feasted fully from the abundance
so lihcrallj provided for them by the noble Cap
tain, the gentlemen took possession of the table,
Capt. Stockton being at the head the President
upon his right the members of the Cabinet (with
the single exception of Mr. Spencer, who was not
on board) arranged according to their official sta
tion, upon the left Senators Benton and Wood
bury, Mr. Catlin and other members of Congress,
following on the right of the President. Toasts
and champagne sparkled together, and all were as
merry and happy as could be.
In the midst of this, and as the vessel was Hear
ing homo, the Captain concluded to have another
tiro with his big gun and then occurred the fatal
event which I will now detail.
The gnu was ranged and the gentlemen w hom
the Captain most desired should sec the operation,
were specially invited up to witness it. The gun
was fired the breech exploded! killing with it i i
snnJyMr. Upshur, Secretary of State; Mr. Gil
mer, Secretary of the Navy; Virgil Maxey, Esq.,
of Maryland; Com. Kennon, Chief of the Bureau
of Construction; and Mr. Gardnicr of New York,
seriously injuring Capt. Stockton, also one; of the
niiibihipmen, and three or four of the hands of the
ship; and more or less injuring some half a dozen
others of the ship's crew. Senator Benton was
standing on the right ot Capt. Stockton, ns were
also Mr. Tyson of Philadelphia, Col. Strickland
of the same city, and others.
Air. licuton, immediately alter the allair, com
plained and .suffered much from the effect of the
explosion, but I did not see, when I left the boat,
that he w as seriously hurt. The gentlemen kill
ed were all standing on the leeward side of the
gun, nearly in a row, and when the gun burst the
pieces went in their direction and killed them in
stantly not a groan ions heard to escape lluir lips.
The President, but u moment previous to the dis
charge, fortunately left its vicinity. As the smoke
cleared away, Capt. Stockton was discovered with
his hair anil lace scotched, and his dress covered
with powder. He jumped with one spring to the
top of his gun, and exclaimed "Mir God! Would
THAT I WEIIK DEAD TOO."
He was immediately handed down and convey
ed to the cabin, and a more heart-broken man I
never saw. He is to be pitied for the calamity,
though he is in no wise to blame, for it has result
ed as 1 will now state, from causes over which he
could have no control.
Thu public should bear in mind that the gun
had been discharged several times, how many 1
inn unable to say; and especially three times dur
ing1 the day. When the accident happened she
was only charged as usual, hut on examining the
break and the pieces, the only fresh break that
could be discovered was on one part, a place as
big as two hands, and another part as big as one
The following extracts of a letter from the cor
respondent of the Journal of Commerce, which
contains some particulars that we have not met in
This d,iv will be ever memorable as a dav of
calamity. A large party of ladies and gentlemen
were invited to a ball on board ol the Princeton,
by Capt. Stockton. The ball was a topic of con
versation here for a week past. It was to be high
ly exclusive. It was given out that no clerks nor
subordinate officers were to be invited to it. Still
the invitations were as numerous as the capacity
of the ship justified. It was known, a week ago,
that the President and bis family were to be present-,
that the Heads of Departments and their
families were to be there.
Amid the general burst of grief and agony, it
may be vain to call attention to the causes of this
disaster. Vain it is for the dead, but not for the
living. The two hundred and twenty-five poun
der was said, and so reported to Congress, to be
of wrought iron, as it was to some extent. But 1
learn from Mr. Barney, that the scattered pieces
of the gun were seen everywhere. They say
that the breech of the gun was of a mortur shape,
ami was ot cast iron ami welded on to the other
part. The other parts appear to have been in sec
tions, and welded together. The parts of the gun
that were burst were all below its axis. But it
docs not matter as to this. We have evidence of
the strongest chai aclcr. that experiments were
made in Europe, Jong ago, of welded guns,
and that they signally failed. I am told by good
authority, that the plan was tried and exploded,
in Europe, two centuries ago. Win. Cost John
son's reports on this subject have been unheeded.
He investigated this whole mutter, and showed
the necessity of establishing a National Foundry
But, notwithstanding all this, it is at this mom
ent a question before Congress, whether the con
tracts for making cannon shall not be given to the
lowest bidder, according to the law of the last ses
sion. These guns of the Princeton were proved.
They were subjected to the strongest possible
proof, and stood it. But, as the report of the
board of officers shows, it is the experience ofEu
rope that, after this proof, a single ounce of Dow
ner wouui or to n must a gun, tiie very proof to
which it was subjected was, sometimes, a cause of
the bursting of the gun.
The follow ing paragraphs, from different sourc
es, furnish the more important additional particu
lars. The only circumstance calculated to relieve the
all-pervading distress, is, that of the multitude of
ladies who were on board the ship, not one was
Mr. Upshur and Mr. Gilmer were idols in ihe
happy family by which' each was surrounded.
1 he elder children of Mr. Gilmer are just grown;
the younger still in the nurse's arms.
Commodore Kennon, Mr Maxey and Mr. Gard
ner are all torn from family endearments from
Wives and children.
Captaiti Stockton, though badly hurt, it is thot'
will recover. He was standing at the but of the
gun w hen it exploded, and a piece of it went on
each side of him; his face is much burned, receiv
ing the whole flash ot the powder.
Col. Gardner had both arms and both legs blown
Mr. Maxcy's arm was blown off at the shoulder.
Commodore Kennon had one arm and one leg
There were about twelve or fourteen sailors
wounded, but it is thought that they will all recov
er. Mr. Gilmer was killed by a fragment striking
him on thu forehead.
Mi. Upshur's legs and arms were broken, and
his bowels torn out.
They all died instantly except the President's
servant, who lived about ten minutes, but never
Seventeen seamen were wounded, many of them
badly, and some, it is feared, mortally.
The bodies of the deceased Secretaries, and of
Messrs. Kennon, Maxcy mid Gardner, remained
on board the Princeton till the next day, when
they were removed in hearses to the President's
house, and placed in the east room, preparatory
to the funeral.
The President has addressed a message to the
Senate and House of Representatives, expressive
of his great affliction in the loss of the members
of the Cabinet, and hits appointed Hon. John Nel
son Atty. Gen. to supply the place of Mr. Up
shur, Until his successor shall he appointed.
Com. Lewi. Warrington U-to take the place of
Mr. Gilmer, until his placiis filled.
The arrangements for the funerals and tokens
of mourning, were such as would naturally be ex
pected on the occasion.
CO. K $ S I O A A f,
CENSURE OF THE ABOLITIONSTS.
On Monday last, being Resolution day, Mr.
Holmes of South Carolina, introduced in the
House of Representatives, an anti-abolition Reso
lution. On the iirst question taken respecting it,
166 members voted. After considerable inanceu
vering. the Resolution having been passed over as
giving rise to debate, Mr. Campbell of thu same
State presented the following, being resolutions
adopted by the Democratic Convention at Balti
more, in May 1840:
Resolved, That justice and sound policy forbid
the Federal Government to foster one branch of
industry to the detriment of another, or to cherish
the interests of one portion to the injury of anoth
er portion of our common country ; that every cit
izen and every section of the country, has u right
to demand and insist upon an equality of rights
and privileges, and to a complete and ample pro
tection of persons and property from domestic vio
lence or loreign aggression.
Resolved, That Congress has no power under
the Constitution to interfere with or control the
domestic institutions of the several States; and
that such-States are the sole and proper judges of
every tiling appertaining to their own allairs not
prohibited bv the Constitution; that all efforts of
the abolitionists or others, made to induce Con-
giess to interfere with questions of slavery, or to
take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calcu
lated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous
consequences, and that all such efforts have an in
evitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the
t i i .. i. . i. . i , .
peopiu aim i.-iiuaiiger me me siaouity and perma
nency ol the Union, and ought not to be counten
anccd ny any lrienii ol our political institutions.
Hesolulions of the Baltimore Convention, May
And Mr. C. moved the prasious question.
The (irst branch of the 1st Resolution was adopt
ed bl to 4 (Messrs. Adams, tnnnell, Severance
and Winthrop.) Messrs. Cullainer, Dillingham
and Foote voted with the majority. Mr. Marsh
appears to have left the House before the subject
The second branch of the resolution was udop
ed unanimously, 170 to 0, Mr. Adams not voting,
Mr. Foot made an unsuccessful motion to ad
journ, and then (we suppose, as his name does not
appear afterwards,) left the House.
On the first part of ihe second resolution, the
vote stood 151 to 3, (Messrs. Adams, Collamer,
and Winthrop,) Mr. Dillingham voted yea.
On the second branch of the second resolution
the vote was 128 to 13.
We copy the names of the nays:
Nays Messrs. Abbott, Ad tins, Baker, Dickey,
Giildings, Grinnel, Hardin, Harper, Hudson, W.
Hunt, I rv in, Rockwell, Rogers, Severance, A.
Smith, Tilden, P. B. Johnson,' D. P. King, Mc
Clelland, Mcllvaine, Vance, Vinton, Winthrop
None of thu Vermont members, it seems, w ere
On Tuesday, the 21st Rule came on for decision,
and was REJECTED. Tlte yeas and nays have
not reached us. The following outline of the pro
ceedings is from the N. Y. Sun:
You remember that at the commencement of the
session, Mr. Adams made a report from the com
mittee on rules, omitting the llie 21st rule. Mr.
Dromgoole moved then to recommit them, so as to
have ilir- aim rulo reported.
Mr, Wise ulso made a minority report, contain
ing the 21st rule which was never acted upon.
But for three months the debate has been going
on in the morning hour on Dromgoole's motion to
On Saturday, Dromgoole got the floor, and mov
ed an amendment to Mr. Adams's report, by strik
ing out all after the 13th rule, and inserting 95
rules in place thereof, one of which was thu 21st
rule, made still stronger.
Cave Johnson then moved to amendDromgoole's
amendment, so as to ado'j7E"Trri of the rules of the
last Congress except the 25:li rule, and to insert in
lieu thereof, a rule to receive all those abolition
petitions, and lay them on the table without de
bate. This motion came up in order to day, and the
House agreed to suspend the Rules until the whole
matter is disposed of.
Mr. Hale demanded the previous question.
Here there was a terrible outcry, and several
members begged to have leave to define their
sition; but Halo stood firm as the Granite hills of
his own State. The previous question was sec
onded. And then
Mr. Belser moved to lay the whole subject on
the table. This was lost.
Ayes 90; Noes 93.
The question was then taken upon Cave John
son's amendment, and this was lost.
Ayes 35; Noes 143.
So the House refused to have a rulo that should
lay abolition petitions on the table without debate.
The House appeared astonished ut this result.
The question then came u j) on Mr. Droingroole's
amendment, with Ins 95 rules: all these are pre
cisely the same as the rules of the Isst Congress ex
cept the 23d rule and the 96th rule.
Mr. Be'ser again moved to lay the whole sub
ject on the table.
1 lie House then refused a third time to lay on
the table, ayes 78, noes 107.
The question was then put upon agreeing to all
Mr. Dromgoole's resolutions except the 23d and
96th, and decided in the uffirmative, ayes 83, noes
So all of the old rules except on those two sub
jects were agreed to.
7The grand question at last came up on the 23J
rule (thut is the old 21st or 25th rule.) The ayes
und noes were ordered, and the result was ayes,
86, noes, 106 !! 1 So the old gag rule is dead.
A motion was made to adjourn and negatived
93 to 46.
Mr. Boyd again moved for the fourth time tolay
the whole matter on the the table. This was lost
83 to 99.
Nothing now remained in order to complete the
wnoic tiusmess nut to dispose ot the Sotti rule.
This contained three branches.
1. That the rules and regular order of business
should only be suspended by a vote of two thirds.
2. That a simple majority can suspend the rules
to go into a Committee of the whole on the state of
3. That the Committee of the whole can be
discharged from the consideration of any Bill, af
ter acting without debate, on all amendments pend
ing, or that may be offered, by the will of the ma
jority only. '.
1 hese were passed, 93 to 78.
A motion was made to reconsider this last vote,
pending which the house adjourned.
So the rules are disposed of at last, and the 21st
On Wednesday, the doings of Tnesduy respect
ing the Gag Rule all came to nothing. It was
brought about as follows, according to the Wash
ington correspondent of the N. Y. Courier und
The question on motion to reconsider was first
in order this morning, and the vote being taken,
there was for reconsideration 55, against it 115.
The question then recurred upon the adoption
of the report of the Committee on the rules as
amended. The Clerk was about to proceed with
the call, when Mr. Chapman of Ga., moved to lay
the whole subject on the table.
Mr. Clingman called for the ayes and noes, and
they were ordered, and upon the roil being called,
there were for laying on the table, yeas 87,nays 8S;
but certain persons at the clerks desk, having no
ticed the vote, caused the aiinouncintion of the re
sult, with the acquiescence of the Speaker, to be
delayed till they could drum up, among their par-
tizans, some ilough-tace wnom tney couiu induce
to change his vote. Mr. Vest, of Pa., was found
of sufficient pliable material, and asked pel mission
to change his vote; which being granted, the
Sneaker announced the result to he 83 ayes, 37
noes. So the motion to lay upon the table was
Mr. Adams gave notice that he should, oil to
morrow, move to amend tne rules.
Mr. Davis, of N. Y., gave notice of his inten
tion to offer a resolution to repeal the restrictive
The position of things in relation to the rules
now is mis: nie nouse uaviug mm uio wmne suo-
Ihe House having laid the whole sun
iect upon the table, the rules of the last Congress
are in force, with the exception of those w hich
gave to the majority the power to go into Com
mittee of the Whole on the State of the Union, or
to take any subject out of it, at its discretion. The
one hour rule is in force, and the rule now known
as the 25th rule, which prohibits the reception of
ahoIUion petitions, is also in force.
The vote upon the restrictive rule yesterday
was 106 against its adoption and 86 for it. To
day there arc 87 against it, and by the changing of
the vote of Mr. Yost, 83 for it the falling off be
ing entirely on one side.
The question being laid on the table can lie taken
up only by a vote of two-thirds, which there is no
It is said there are about a hundred citizens of
the United States held as prisoners in Van Die-
man's hind, by the British Government, on ac
count of the patriot w ar of Cuiiadn. This fact is
well known, but it creates no excitement and en
lists no sympathy on the part of government in
their behalf. But such was not the case when
some of our southern citizens were imprisoned in'
Mexico, having dieen captured while engaged in
open war, in aid of tho Texinn rebellion. In the
first case, '.hey were only northern men, and aiding
a truly oppressed people, to maintain their rights,
without adding to the extent and dominion of re
publican slavery. But in the case of the prisoners
in Mexico, they fought to extend slavery, so the
nation is roused to action in their behalf, and their
liberation effected without delay. Y csiern Citi
The winter in England is- represented as being
unusually mild. A twenty-four hour's frost and a
slight full of snow is ull that has transpired to re
mind Englishmen of its presence. Violets and
primroses are abundant, strawberries may be gath
ered, and bird's nests with eggs and young are
Alabama has the oldest member of any State, in
each branch of Congress. Hon. Win. R. King is
the oldest Senator in tho U. S. Senate, having
taken his scat in that bidv in 1319. Hon. Dixon
II. Lewis is the oldest member in the House of
Representatives, having held his seat there since
Father Matthew. We learn that a correspon
dence has recently taken place between Futher
Matthew anil Grionell, Minium &. Co. of this city,
owners of a London as well us a Liverpool lino of
packet ships, in relation to his contemplated visit
to this country. They offered him a free passage
in any one of their ships to America, which he
has accepted, and has signified his intention to
make the voyage in June. N. Y. Eve. Post.
A Dying Drunkard. Not long since, one who
had been furnished by his neighbor with the means
of destruction, and had been brought by it to the
verge of the grave, was visited in his' last mo
ments by the author of his ruin, who asked him
whether he remembered hitn. The dying man,
forgetting his struggle with the king of terrors,
said, " Oil yes, I remember you I remember
your store, where I formed the habit which has
ruined me. And when I am dead and gone and
my wife is stripped of the shattered remains of my
property to pay my debts, incurred under the in
fluence of ruin, she, too, will remember you. We
shall all remember yi.u in eternity.
A decisive vote has been taken in the territorial
- j leir'islatvre of Wisconsin, against the formation of
a State Government.
William Penn and Thomas Story sheltered
themselves from a shower of rain in a tobacco
nouse, the owner ot which said, " Kou enter
without leave do you know who I am? I'm a
justice of the pence." lo which Story replied,
' Aly friend here makes such things as thee he
is Governor of Pennsylvania."
New Article of Export to China. Two passen
gers ier ship Bazar, Captain Kilham, who sailed
a few days since from INew lurk tor Oanton, have
taken with them torty tons measurement ot wood
It is said that though the Turks have abandon
ed, for the most part, the use of opium, they have
commenced the use of more Christian stimulants.
New England rum and Holland gin have become
stanle articles of import, and both are drank very
freely and extensively. Intemperance is prevail
ing among them at a great rate.
More fighting at Washington. We understand,
says the New York express, that u Mr. Brown,
one of the reporters of the Globe, and Mr. Hart,
the correspondent of the N. Y. Eve. Post, bad a
light at Washington on Friday last Both partie
seem to have forgotten their kindred political sen
timents in their personal difficulties.
In Ireland, tho proportion of Roman Catholics
to Protestants, in the whole population, is under
stood to he one, while the real property owned by
Roman Catholics nearly us five to one.
Fire. Tho poor house at Quaisc, Nantucket
was consumed on the nifrht of the 20th of Febru-
ary. len inmates perished in the Uames. 1 herff
were filty-nine persons in the house, besides the"
family of Captain Bunker, the keeper, who lost
all tns etlects, ana lorty dollars in money, luglit-
een of the paupers were bed-ridden, and one had!
not walked lor twenty years. It is a miracle that
so many escaped. I he citizens assetnnieu in
stantly, and almost superhuman efforts were made
to save the sufferers, 1 he tire tooU in the cook
Fire. The cotton factory called the Buffingtorf
Mill, was entirely consumed on the 23d of Febru
ary. The factory was in full operation in tho
manufacture of printing cloths, employing 22
lootns and 950 spindles.
Fire. The block of stores and shops known as
Boswell's Row, in Norwich, Con., was entirely
consumed on the 23d of February; likewise an ad
joining dwelling hoilsc, and a barn in the rear.
Mostly covered by insurance.
to DELINQUENT SUBSCRIBERS ot th
lat Vermont Freeman! t
27i subscriber, having purchased all the dues on
the list of the late VERM ONI' FREEMAN, of
Mr. Hood, the publisher, takes this, as his only
available means, at present, of making a direct ap-
peal to those in arrears. It is earnestly hoped, that
sveh as find themselves indebted in the small sum
of from 50 cents to $4,00, will immediately, through
their post master, or post-paid, write us, enclosing
the motuy, that their accounts may be cancelled.
These demands MUST BE PMD there is no
disguising the fact as they are our only relianct
fur the means of paying Mr, Hood.
CO" The accounts were made out by Mr. Hood
himself, which should vouch for their general ac
curacy. We commence the list this week, and shall
continue it until all in arrears have been warned.
So Keep close watch! If inaccuracies appear in any
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"c " "e nnn imrocu.o.c.y,
through the post master, or post-paid.
Arlington A. Barless $4,18.
BakersfieldO. Shattuck, R. Page, C. C. Stont,
Rev. T. Canfield and W. H. Perkins, $2,50 each.
J. Foster $1,50.
Barnard Rev. J M Fuller, $2,00
Bethel lie. D Feld, A Wellington, D Grain,
and D Bosworth 2,00 each.
Bennington B Webb and Dea E Winslow 1.83
each; S Wilcox 0.66; L D Cook and Dea Cios
sett 2,00 each.
Brallleboro'Fu Dunklee 2,00.
Braintree Rev? A Nichols, S Patridgc, N Har
wood and E G Chiflin 2,00 each.
Brandon Dr. Hale 1,83; D Meriam, J Benson,
H Campbell and P Rice, 2,00 each; J Powers aud
Benson St Walton 4,00 each.
Brookfield-A Wilder, S Buzzell.ndO K Wil
der 2,00 each.
Burlington D Braynian, h. btearns, 1 X
Brown and C Brackett t,00 each.
Calais L Mower and G Allen 1,00 each.
Colchester 'Rev. G. Clark 2,00.
Cabot i McLean, A Webster, J Prston tnd
R Smith 1,30 each.
Danville Rev. R Bedford 1,05.
Duiumerston Rev. N Barbour 2,00.
Dorset N. Marsh 4,18; J Griffith 1,05; A
Blnncliard 4,18; 11 Holly, VV Manly, I Batchel
der, II Hodge, J Luugdou, A B Armstrong and
Judge Underbill 25 ce; ts each.
Enosburghlou. A Fuller 10,00.
Gaysville P. O.L. French and M Bullard 2,00
each; J M Bennett 1,63.
Georgia O L llersey 2,00; W Loomis ,54;
Win. Loomis ,27.
Grafton E Parks, Rev. N B Bradford 'and T
Bancroft 1,12 each.
Ilardicick Dr. Ives 2.33; D Grow 2,00; NW
Morse, J R Checver &, D P Morse, ami J Porter
U?" The Young Mes's Lyceum meets in th
Masonic Hall, every Monday evening, at half
past 6 o'clock. Question (next Monday) Ought
Males to teccive an education superior to thut of
Females? E. H. Johnson, Secretary.
. BRICU1TOIV MARKET.
Monday, Feb. 26, 1344.
At market 500 beef cattle, and 900 sheep.
Prices beef cattle Last week's prices ivere
hardly sustained. Extra, 4,75, a $5. First qual
ity, 4,25 a 4,50 second quulity, $4, a 4,25 third
quality, 3,50 a '4.
Mieep U e quote lots from 1,50 to 82 Weth
ers from 2,75 to $4.
Wool. The Boston Courier, of Monday last.
gives the following prices.
I'rime saxony lleeces, washed
American full blood do
do 3-4 do
do 1-2 do
do 1-4 St comon
Superfine Northern pulled lamb
At the Methodist Chapel in this village on Sab
bath evening last, by Rev. E. J. Scott, Mr. Josi
ali Lane of Northficld, to Mrs. Sarah Thompson
of this town.
In Berlin, 2d inst, Mr. Samuel Perrin, n-ed 53
In this Village, on the 27th ult., Miss Ruth,
daughter of tho late Chester Hubbard, aged 16.
as H. 'BJ & 5S
I'ALTS, OILS, DYE
W-J JVJLSSy liiCi
Will spare no pains in selecting the
Purest Medicines, and the Choicest Gro
Prices warrste4 satisfactory. Also, t esnril ,..n,i
ment of PAT K NT MEDICINES.
Corner of Stale and Main Strwta, SWpeli.r, Vt.'
March 8,-1844. i(h(