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A DISGRACEFUL SCENE IN NEW
We copy1 fiom the Morning Post, the fol
lowing description of the disgusting and
heartless conduct of the individuals, who as
sembled to witness the execution of Prescolt,
at Ilopkinton, N U., agreeably to the. sen
tence pronounced, and who were excited to
indignation bordering on madness, when
they received intelligence that he was re
prieved. The conduct of these thousands
of men und women, who it appears assem
bled from all parts of the Suite, to witness
this revolting scene, tho last agonies of u
fellow being, is a stain upon the character
of New England ; it is more it is disgrace
ful to human nature. This adds another
proof, to the many which have been ad
duced during the past year, to show that
something is radically. wrong in the systems
of moral education 'pursued in this coun
try : Centincl.
"As tho day appointed for his execution
drew near, and there being a general con
viction among the intelligent portion of the
inhabitants of Ilopkinton, where Prescott
was. confined in tho jail, and the neighbor
hood, who had had opportunities of becom
ing, acquainted with him, that bv reason of
general mental imbecility, or perhaps par
tjql insanity, he might not be a proper sub
ject for capital punishment, a petition was
jot up and presented to the Governor, and a
brief respite obtained till the Council could
be convened, and a further investigation of
tho matter held, Tho fact of this temporary
respite was scarcely known beyond the lim
its Of the village of Hopkinton, and on the
uvening of the 22d and tho morning of the
23d December tho day first appointed for
tho execution ra vast multitude of people,
male and femalejjboth from the neighboring
nnd remote towns!" poured into the village, to
witness the exciting spectacle of the public
execution of a malefactor a spectacle never
before exhibited in the county of Merrimack.
On the 23d, after reconnoitering every cor
ner of the village, its high-ways and by
ways, without finding any "convenience" for
the execution erected, the sagacious assem
blage took it into their heads that the deadly
. mandate of the law was to be carried into
l effect privately, in the iail. situated on n lit.
tie abrupt elevation, about a quarter of a
mile north of the heart of the village, und
uepi oy Andrew L,each, Esq., Deputy Sheriff.
The mil i.s n turn :tnri vnrwl nil V11
originally designed merely for n dwelling
house. The front part of tho lower story,
and the entire second story, has always been
occupied by Mr Leach's family, while the
rear naii oi me lower story, (separated from
me irom oy a narrow passage,) beum con
verted into three cells, has been used ns the
prison, tne entrance to them beinij either
through the kitchen, an appendage to the
uonn-enu oi me iront oi tho main building
or through the front door of the dwelling
iiyuac. wii nifxon oi ueeoniber, Mr Loach s
family consisted of himself, his wife, a mar
ried daughter, (Mrs Clarissa Chase.) who
bad recently been confined, but had so far
recovered as to bo able to sit up a portion
of the day, and her young daughter, and
the infant son. In addition to the persons
reiurreu ip, mere were ot course such ser
rants as were necessary to assist in taking
care of, and providing for the prisoners con
fined in the jail. We have been thus minute
in describing the building, and the members
ot tho family, m order that the scene whicli
follows may be better understood, and its
disgraceful and shameful character more ful
Iy appreciated by the reader.
The suspicion of a private execution, be
fore alluded to, ripened into n conviction, as
tho sun rolled on towards the meridian,
unoni any sign or "busy note of prepara
tion' for a public "salutary example .'" being
inuuiiesien or neura ; und the impatient
multitude, believing that thev were to bo de
frauded of their anticipated spectacle of the
dying agonies of a mere boy, stupid beyond
example, if not actually idiotic, but not more
uesmuie oi me nouier traits and distinguish
ing characteristics of a civilized human be
ing than themselves, thev became hirrhlv
exasperated, ond by common consent, rather
man any concert or action, proceeded in
dense, but detached masses toward tho mil.
u uuiii ui which iney concentrated to the
number of fifteen hundred or two thousand.
Many of them were much excited with
liquor, but tho chief nortion weru periled
with a wild and barbarous apprehension of
ueccpiion ano disappointment, alter journeys
vi uiuii ui. v uiiu oi.iy nines, rue more
valorous and clamorous ascended the acclivi
ty on which tho jail stood, and, approaching
tho windows and doors, deinnnde
crous and imperativo tones, when and uherc
ino expected execution was to take place.
They were promptly and simply answered,
that Prescott was not to bo executed on that
nay, nor was it lenown when he would be.
This answer true to the letter the jealous
diplomatists received with loud cheers and
Utter contempt. They were not born yes
terday, nor undor a cabbage, to be come
over by such nonsense. Thev kn,.u-
Prescott was to belianged that day, and tho
solfish foil is in the house, together with their
select friends and invited guests, were to
nnvo nil the tun themselves. It was in vain
that Mr Leach nt the top of his voice, time
and again, reiterated his solemn assurances
that they were absolutely and entirely mis-
iuuvii, aim mooring unuer an extraordinary
Mrs Leach, too, dreading lest tho disturb-
once around the building might alarm and
agitate her invalid daughter, informed the
rioters of her critical condition, and implored
thorn to retire, for the sake of humanity;
but her anxious, and, as tho sequel has
proved, fatally prophetic fears were derided
even by the women, who, losing all sense
of tho wonted delicacy nnd decency of their
tex, and traces of womanhood, fiercely
pressed, in close contact with the men, towards-tho
accessiblo points of the house.
One woman to whom Mrs Leach remarked
that she was "afraid the noise would kill hor
daughter," brutally replied, that she "didn't
care, and hoped it would kill her." Men
women nnd children ascending tho wood'
piles, scaled ho fence of tho prison yard
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which the prison cells open. In this con
fined pass there occurred n scene, unexam
pled' in real life, and which imagination
never descended to invent or portray.
The prisoners had broken the glass in a
small sash, designed to admit light into their
cell, and .to keep tho eold out us well ns
might be, Mr Leach had closed up with some
pieces ,of board. This fixture caught the
eyes of tho more fonvurd of the mob, who
so savagely hungered and thirsted, ns it
were, for tho sight of poor Prescott's last
mortal throe and death struggle, "Here,"
they franticly exclaimed; "hero is tho place
they aro to hang him," and in an instant the
temporary defence against the cold was
ripped from the npeiture, as if it were mere
ly ii piece of paper. Tho rush to get a view
of what was supposed to be going on, that
followed this announcement, was shocking
und dreadful not less than fifty were
wedged into a space where a dozen could
not stand at ease. Women, shrieking for
their lives, were lifted up by the pressure,
till their heads struck the ceiling nbove, and
they, in turn, unavailiugly besecched to be
permitted to retire.
While this revolting scene was enacting
within the house, another rqually disgustm
and ferocious was exhibited outside. Curs
es, loud and deep, nnd savnge threats, were
uttered against Mr Leach, unless he would
bring Prescott out, that they might Lynch
him. A number of the wretches in front
clambered up on to the woodpile, which par
lially gave way beneath their weight, und
the sons and daughters of Beliul were seen
staggering, reeling, and rolling down into
the middle of the road. It was of course
impossible for Mrs Leach, by any human
effort or precaution, to pievent their outcries
and ruffianly yells from reaching the ears
of her sick daughter. She frequently ond
distinctly heard the horrible threats utleted
against both Prescott and her father, nnd her
apprehensions for his safely terrified her to
such a degree that her reason became un
settled, and every expedient resorted to to
calm her perturbed spirits, was ineffectual
Towards evening the rioters, sick of hopi
deferred, suddenly began to retire, chagrined
at their disappointment. One infuriated and
intoxicated brute mode an expiring eliort to
seize Prescott, and offered, if fifty men would
join him, to go down to the village to pro
cure axes, with which to siorm and demol
ish the jail. Six, however, only joined his
standard, and he abandoned his gallant pro
ject, and mingling with the receding crowd
was not seen again in the quiet village of
Ilopkinton. .After the noises and consler
nation ceased, Mrs Chase became somewhat
composed, and might have recovered from
the fright, if another hostile demonstration
had not been made about 10 o'clock at night,
A rumor became prevalent that the cxecu
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nun ua iu uii.u iiiiicu ni mat II our, in III
jail, and about filly marched up there in
body ond renewed the disturbance, and part
iy ellected an entrance into the kitchen.
After much entreaty and explanation, they
were induced to retire, but not until the
fresh alarm had caused Mrs Chase to re
lapse into another paroxysm, from whic
she never recovered. For eight and forty
Hours she lingered in a state of heart-rend
ing delirium at times exclaiming in th
bitterest agony that the mob were killing
nei lamer, nnd ot others repaying the assid
nous attentions anil soothing endenvors of
her afflicted mother, with the wild unmean
ing laugh of insanity. After the second at
tacit, sue never indicated nny consciousness
ot her situation, and at the close of the sec
ond day, death drew his veil over the tra
ana meiancnoiy scene, bhc has left two
very young children the eldest, a daughter,
oniy iweniy-oiie montus, nnd the youngest
an infant son, only n week old, on the day
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oi ner oeain. nu was me only surviving
child of her beieaved parents, ond was
greatly beloved by a large circle of friends
lor her amiable character, snd greatly nd
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iiiiicu mr ner accoinpiisnmcnis. sue was
twenty-two years of age, and had been mar
ried about three years, to Robert F. Chase,
E?q., the United States Consul at Martinique,
wno is ni mis very moment lonitlv expect
ing her to join him, in the sprinc at his
From the Cincinnati Whig.
onCAT AND IMTOHTANT INVENTION.
oiEAM ournnsEDED. uur ingenious
townsman, Mr. Alexander Mc Grew has in
vented a mode for obtaining and unnlvine-
power for the purpose of nronellinc Curs un-
on Canals und Rivers, which wo deem of
the utmost importance, nnd which in our o
pinion must sooner or later in a great meas
ure supersede thenisc of steam. Tim nnu'er
is derived from condensed air. obtainpd nnd
applied, in a manner so choan and simnle.
as to render the expenso a matter of littlo or
no consequence. Air used in the manner
proposed by Mr. M'O. hns advantages over
steam, in many essential particulars. It is
infinileR- lii.l.l.. ,n :..
"J 1 " rAJlluaiull, uui in case
of such an event, its power to do mischief, is
prentlv HimmishuH V,tr ......... .. .. .i.
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hm im. r. 1:1 ,
uw,,. timti, 11 is iiuuwise mitPIl innm
sale in consequence of its not involving th
oiiKiucsi uiuiger irom lire, where cars or
oouis are propelled by steam, there is con
stantly danger from this, nnd numerous in
stances ot immense destruction nNifi. .j
property have theiefore, occurred fiom that
element, i ne annoyance ton. limine rr.
the sparks und smoke of steam cars, is very
considerable to the traveller, but will be
w .unynvomea by the uso orcondensed air.
I he great nnd overwhelming superiority.
uouever oi ino use of tho latter over tho for-
.ii.l-ui, consists in its economy. Air
"7 ou conuensea and used upon the plan
under consideration, without LrrU, '
expense, except that which is incurred in tho
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1r !! n. 7 "c lameness 01
t ".u ,l, me practicu operat on of this
invention, nnd aro fully ennv L.. 1 "r :.L "
tiro success. Mr i n " . " " " . ".ft":
his plan to seve. br
Engineers in the tin he ' wnT3
concur in deeming tho invention of the lii-h-
k , i uZ:. 'V: "' 'ro' .'" in- est importance, and d,.,lr" u " Y 'i ?"
; ,r':rr v:". ,luoors-nn" eini it wiirftim0st ,m t r. :
pntrnnce to the narrow paije int0
The New Yoik Herald "of Wednesday,
says: A very nmiablo nnd beautiful young
lady belonging to one of the most respecta
ble families in the city of Hudson, hnd,been
engaged for some time to a respectable
young gentleman of the same city. In the
spring of 1833, they first became acquainted
with each other, und after their acquaintance
hnd lipened under the genial breezes of Inst
summer, they became affianced to each oth
er, nnd the happy consummation was set
down for .some day in December or January
next. Every member of both families ap
proved the match. The lady blushed and
looked happy the gentleman breathed in n
species of silent ecstacy. They went on in
tho smoothest manner imaginable, till nbout
four or five weeks ago n letter was handed
to the young lady which caused a grent deal
of alarm It read nearly as follows :
AI ias , I have often of late seen you
at church nnd elsewhere. I lovo you to
madness, and no other man of woman borii
shall marry you but me. Last week you
met me going down to tho river. 1 have
also frequently met you at certain houses in
tho city, which you" visit. 1 cannot longer
resist the madning feelings which beset my
heart I must and will marry you. How
dare you think of giving your hand to such
a fellow ns ? I have plenty of the
goods of this world wherewith to mnke you
happy but without vou I would not care
if they were in the bottom of the river. Do
not be nlarmed at the style I talk to you
when you know niu better you will feel
none. Hut that man that silly beardless
youth, who dares to step between the altar
rnd me, I will set aside. Tell him to be
ware, for I am not to be trifled with. Delay
these nuptials. 1 know the day they ate
fixed upon but they must not proceed.
Farewell for the present.
On receiving this letter, the amiable young
lady could not believe there was nny seri
ousness in the writer. She thought it was
a hoax perpetrated by some one to frighten
her. She therefore threw it into the grute
nnd burned it up.
A few days nftcr this took place, when
the circumstances had nlmost been forgot
ten, another note was put into her hands by
the postman, addressed to her in the same
hand writing with the one already given.
She started ns she took it. She opened, she
read it, but found it was couched in pretty
much the same strain as the former. As
yet she kept it secret to herself, not even
telling the circumstances to her sister or
other female confidents.
Not long since she received a still more
threatening note containing several curious
circumstances which caused even more alarm
than ever. The following is nearly a copy:
Miss I have written to you several
;the anonymous lover who now disturbed
On Friday night, previous to tho 23d of
November Inst, a brtck-bot with n letter at
tached to it was thrown into the room, thro
the window, smashing the glass, whre the
family were then sitting round Uie table con
sulting what had best be done. :.
With this closes the lust intelligence we
have received from Hudson. Wo expect
some further particulars in n duy or two.
As soon as received it shall be communion
led to our renders.
The affair is'exceedingly mysterious nnd
has caused a grent sensation in Hudson. It
is highly probable that tho anonymous lov
er is some desperate fellow, part gentleman,
putt thief, and part scholar. The whole se
liesof efforts may be n ruse to get money.
His not returning the thirty dolhus looks a
good deal in that direction. Ho 11 fleets 11
character for n particular purpose, probably
to frighten the bridegroom to buy him out.
If the people of Hudson choose they may
have a Vidocq from our Police Oflice, who
will soon unravel the plot.
Washington, Jan. 0, I83G.
About a week or ten days ngo two fe
males, nttired as quakeresses, made their ap
pearance in this city, und simultaneously
commenced operations. One of them, a wo
man probably of the age of forty or fifty,
took her stand in the gallery of the House
of Representatives, and commenced, before
the House had been called to order, n loud
and emphatic prayer, composed of 11 rhap
sody of wild decl'Jination und fanatical de
nunciation. It was rather n volley of wrath
than supplication; but the lady called it a
prayer, and it undoubtedly answered nil her
purposes. Her vehemence was exceedingly
annoying, and one of the under door-keepers
was directed to call her to order. The man
proceeded to the discharge of his duty; but
the woman was not to be silenced by trifles,
and on she went till she had arrived nt her
own voluntary conclusion. The next day
she was proceeding to the ladies' gallery, to
repeat the act of duly which she said the
Angel of God hnd directed her to di:clmrge;
but was prevented, for the door-keeper re
fused her admittance On Sunday last, the
good lady I do not doubt she will be called
good with her associate, made her appear
Massacre at Tampico. The following ac
count of the recent massacre nt Tnmpico will
bo read with intense interest. The circum
stances tinder which it took place were un
doubtedly of aggravated nnd unnecessary
cruelty; (hough in the present statu of our
information in regurd to it, we nre unable to
Piirtn nnv ill. finite llninioil as to tllO UCtUnl ro
tations of the parlies, or of the necessity of
this wholesale butchery.
It uppenrs by a letter from Tampico that
the sufferers were entrapped at New Or
leans, under the express stipulation that they
were bound for Matngordas and Galveston
in TeMisj ns their elearjnee in the Schoo
ner Mary Jnne, Captain Hull, at the Custom
House 111 New Orleans elenrly indicates.
It was Anther stipulated "that they should
have a free passage and lands, on their arri
vul. Heing induced lo join in the expedi
tion of General Media against Tampico.
they were taken prisoners, nnd twi iitv-eight
of them were shot. Every Aiiit-riean in
Tampico was exposed to the fjte that befel
these unfortunate men, and hardly escaped
it. The voyage of the Mary Jane, was one
of those fitted out nt New Orleans, "for the
purpose of populating Texas."
The following letter is from one of the in
dividuals put to death.
Tampico, Dec. 13. 9 o'clock, P. M.
Dear Fr.'nds, 1 will, in ns few words 119"
possible, give you intelligence of my file,
which is un untimely one. To-morrow
morning In fore sunrise', I, together with 27
of my companion?, ure to be shot, according
lo orders given by a court martial of Mexi
can soldiers or officers, for an attack 011 this
city on the night of the 15th of November
last. I, for my part, am reconciled to my
fate. No use in giving particulars of the
battle, I am pretty sure you must have heard
iheni before. 1, at the time of the engage
ment, got a wound in the head with a ball,
and another through the right hand. 1 have
been in the hospital until this afternoon, from
the morning of tho battle. No money can
save us; even five thousand dollars were
offered for any one individual. There was
likc.visc offered one hundred thousand dol
lars as a ransom; but the reason of the re
fusal was, thai they want lo deter others
from the cause of Liberty. This is a regu
lar massacre. We should have been treat
ed as prisoners of wnr. I hope the Ameri
can Nation will revenge our lives. 1 have
ance nt the Friends' Meeting House in this hut a few hours lo live, so God bless yon
city, and ascending the high seat, commen
ced a harangue which made the tabernacle
tremble. Her discourse, such as it was,
was a compound of fanatical raving; she
had had a vision she said, that bade her go
forward in advance of the world, nnd teach
j mankind that woe was upon them, nnd that
the armies of God were about to visit them
with death and destruction. Who she is, or
Irom hence she came, no one seems lo
times, but I find that no attention has been I know; but it is said and generally believed,
pain 10 my letters, un ordinary occasions,
it is perhaps propel for a young lady to
hold no such communication ns I have sent
you. Hut my dear Miss , do not dc
from the fact that all her discourses partake
of the principles of tho Anti-Slavery party,
thai she is a missionary in disguise from
that distinguished faction. An abolitionist
in petticoats I The good lady has gone
somewhere to the South, and I hope may not
bo so unfortunate as to fall into tho hands of
His Honor Judge Lynch. His Honor is no
respecter of persons on the contrary, he is
a very tiger.
all. Farewell Adieu.
I cannot write well excuse me.
To Messrs. Dunois & Garrkston, New
ceive yourself, mine is no every day nffnir
You have known me in former day, nnd
when we were both younger than vre are
now, you pledged your faith to mc. 1 ou
cannot have forgotten the Cnlskill Mountain
House. If you have I have not, nor never
will. I nm not like many peisons in tho
world to be content to marry any woman Important. We have had access to let
provided she has some of this world. I havo teis from France, written by persons holding
long since pitched upon you, and you I must' such political stations as entitle them lo all
imve Or CeUIIIS Will IO MOW. the pons nernt inn nf rtfnpi,,! 'I'l...
t . u . u..,w,a uiwW.IJ. A
L,ast sununv eveninir vou were seated nt
a late hour on the sofa beside that man who
expects 10 marry you; I overheard every
word you said. 1 could scarcely restrain
mysell from springing upon tho intruder.
i ou agreed lo the dav he fixed for
t)U ntinls. hut nrmin ! h'trf l-mi ti,ilvnr. I lV,r
bid the bans. You nro mine, and mine for
ever. I o show vou that I am not to be tri.
fled with, I look with me vour retinitis in
which nre several letters addressed to vnn
and thirty dollars in money. I will be hon
ornble with vou. I did not tube. ilmtM nni.
cles of your property for my own use
such thing. 1 have not. nor will I mnA
your private letters. If you will call at tho
corner of street, exactly at 1 o'clock
on Tuesday afternoon next, you will receive
both money nnd letters. I only took these
articles to show you my dear "Miss
that I am nearer to vou than vou imagine.
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j uu t.ninoi ueceive me, you are unable to
heat mo. Do not attemnt such, for 11 Int'it
such ns mine is, despises death and laughs
- av. i am yours orever.
On the receipt of this Inst note, the young
ady made a relation of tho whole circum
stances to her parents. A good deal
mini nun iiiui-iinii on ensiled , hueeer
was instantly called in by the father, nnd if
neare not mistaken. ilr Joninn ih fn,.,,
brench-of-proniise counsellor. WHS the vnru
one consulted on this mysterious ufiair,, By
ins ml vice, joined to that of the parents, the
young lady called nt the place designated in
tho last letter. She received
containing her tetters, but neither her money
miunc miu lunucnming. t wo
days after, the lady received another letter
from her anonymous lover, part of it to the
following eflect: 1 1, 1
caneu in air J. lo consult nlintit iIm... .1...
01 me. He will not catch me in ln'
empty meshes, but I mny him when In. is
..ware 01 11. V0ur lather nlso is very
busy. For vour sukn I I
of him ; but the fool who.prcsents to you'his
hand and heart would d , ..,li fL. ..."
As to the lawyer Icon soon settle his busN
ness. Let him ntterul In' terino un....
he to interfere with mutters nf il, 1
Does tho corrunt briefless 1
Hiing of the Ihrobbings of B jUri" burning
nun IUVU lor lliv ilea rem 7 !V ir
i.u, imji m un.
yo leave nil these fools and say
ivai huh an interview.
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say that tho I- rench Ministry will not per
mit any degree of resentment or other pas
sion to enter into their measures towards tho
United Slates, and will do nothing except
for tho proinolion of the best interests of
France. That (contrary to what has been
so often said,) they will not commeiico hos
tilities on account of any measure on the
part of the U. Slates whicli is short of actual
aggression, not even n non-intercourse, and
will under no circumstances strike the first
blow. Further, that even though Gen. Jack
son SUOUIU use IIISUItlllL' ailL'llnpe or remm
No; mend hostile measures, no notice will m
len ol it by the Government of France ; thnt
uiu inueimmy money win be p.nd on re
ceipt of any communication which can upon
the most liberal interpretation be construed
us a compliance with the proviso of the bill
v.. ,,,, ukiuiiuii, anu eteti snouhl no ex
planation be received during the administra
tion of Gen. Jackson, the inonev will be re
nutted to this country immediately on his
sum-asor s coming into ollice. If 011 tin
other hand, the United States should com
mence n war, Francu will go into the combat
with all her resources. The writers of these
letters evidently anticipated a very warlike
.Message from the President at the opening
ii r s ' ,llu'-" uioie so tntm tliey
will find it to be, thnt the most intelligent
French gentlemen here feel no doubt that
wie message will be received as satisfactory.
A. 1. Jour. Com.
Important from Maracaibo. The Phila
delphia Herald of Tuesday furnishes the
following interesting intelligence in a letter
dated Maracaibo, Nov. 29lh, 1835.
"We arc in the same unsettled state ns
when I last wrote you, nnd in a much more
critical situation, as wcare closely block
aded by thu Constitutional squadron, conse
quently no vessels are permitted to come up
to this city.
"We ar. I can assure you in n most de
plorable situation, and tho inhabitants are
on the point of starvation, which must cer
tainly be their fate, in case the government
does not speedily 6ond an ample force to ex
lei uic nevoiuuonisis irom the city
Friday Morning, Jan, 22, 1935
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millnJ In Pitnirnee T..l.l: . "3
un muiiu.iv jusi jim inn nnr whn :. . "
i-. . ouj ,i ittuiuiiii-uu nonintercouru.
AnoLiTio.N. Somebody has spm ...
,. . - iur
lle'ifinn (in nnnnttnt ,r . . !.
.... uu UUOl Inn ......
neiu ni iunuanipion, ais. on the 13th it
which Gen. Ilowlaml
-viuu. I M k '
says inaiv iour verv iiiciu. iorr r.il ..j
neni auuresscs were delivered on itei
free ilirlt.inn. ffif. nnfuml ... .
, ,,,,, ,no.
slavery," ccc. and adds. "It wn. i...i ,
that the South conld not innl.
, . , , . ...
i-'ii iiiutn i ut y may uireaien It " Andin
lo umiersiand by Una "logical" argumemn.
mc we.-iKuess o t ie Hmnh i , ,,
son w-iiy inc iorui should "maVe
their peculiar rights and
weic nni prep.ireu lor sucli a 'fr,TCa-
reasoning from Rev. Doctors and i
m.:l i. i
iiiianiniunis, ii eiiiiiraccs a principle
rcct opposition to the rule given us hti
vine Teacher sent from heaven, u-hni,,...
US 10 UO linln nlherc ne tt-n tvn.,11 1.
do unto us. It is a nnncin e ivlnrl,
sunscrioe, anu win not be instrumental u
scniinatins. We consider the nl,i..i
very and its abolition as c.trlus,vely It'jv.
to the Stales where it exists, nmt wk
we nave no betler n?ht lo meddle
slaveholder has to interfere with ik.
ol our children or the i iiufi1 r.r
m I , . .. a
i nc noiding oi slaves is a nghi gDrjjt
Hie ooulll bv I he reitrml rnmn j.
violation of that right by the cuizcci'
States is a violation of the Constitution
which we live, a species of pciif itrj
against the peace of the country ; andntW
not but that it may be within the conrce
of Congress lo define at what point titu
tion measures now pursued in the non-slirti
ding Stales shall be deemed high Utmi
punishable with deaih.
I he blare Question. The Corral
Massachusetts (Edward Irc-reui loucbtic
this question in his messase lo the LrniliJ
Relieving his views to be correct, weetjjj
whole ot his remarks upon the subject.
"The COUntIV has been rrf.uk- milJ
ine the past vear in relation Irnlarerr '3
of illegal violence and outrage harrpcul
of the excitement kindled on this mfyl
different parts of the Union, v.hieh cicel
100 sironciy deplored nor too jemelitel
ed. In this State and several of cur il
States. lnrerv line Innrr l,..n 1.1.1
I . J '-"n "ii-
I here prtiTiniiriM nc ,. .l nr r.. ....... I
: . . , - u u ,, v. ii v., iiiv nisi iua.a
is not a barrel of flour to be had at any price, In was fully abolished in this Coramcmsl
u uaviug oecn an monopolized by the in- ' ."-' year 17S3, by dccisioi.s of tfctcwl
surgents; nnd plantains, which is the prin-iJus"ce an" ,lie inlerpretaiion pl:ll
cipai ioou oi these people, are extremely i ":,u"u." ul "juainy in ine out u rpt
nt i . r
scarce, ine country people not being al
lowed to bring ihem in, by the Constitution-
lint it nliM.j :.. .... 1 ..r .i..
, v . , v. v, in fvii'Ul ui lilt- cumi
I -.!... . l ..- r ., .-,
imh. vii uic uuupilUIl III mc V.OUMHUIICS.
nl pariy, who have possesion of the Lake. co?mrv U T., neZ.f JT'
uj.ue was lougut oetweeii llie con- ever deemed a point of the highest r
cy, oy ine non-slave ho ilinrr blatef. to
standing the existence of slavcrv intltui
when I shall bo
This affair had now become exceedingly
infill f,1 nil tl,n la, , .y
.v, u,i iuu Jiiiut's, i nn vnillirr nrlv
WHS queitlOlied IIS o liny former ar.i.min..
nnco she hnd formed
U. . , ' fnv-ii, auv HUM
on introduced to many during tho last five
summers, m which she wns in tho habit
o visiting Saratoga, ,,d tlm other, fasfiion
nblo places of rehort; but shu tasked her
luemory 10 no purpose in trying to find out
PunLic Lands. It appears from the Re
port of the Secretary of thu Treasure. il,,.t
the proceeds from tho sale of Public Lands,
i-yenr leao, amount to 8J,1G0,
oOO 89. For vurious reasons suggested by
tho Secretary, the avails from this source
the ensuing year, are not expected to exceed
81,000.000. The whole of the lands nt
present owned by the United States, within
uu- uonnunries oi the present Stales and Ter
ritories, exceed the vast quantity of three
hundred nnd thirty millions of acres; and
west of Missouri and Arkansas, perhaps
.yi uiimiieu anu nny millions more, of
"...en, uu,y seventy or eighty millions have
yet been specially assigned lo tho Indians,
or in any other way absolutely appropriated,
j ho Secretary estimates one fourth of the
three hundred and thirty millions, waste
nd water. Of the. whole quantity or lands
surveyed und offered nt public sale, from
17b'J to 1834, being about one hundred und
tucnty-tvyo millions ofneres, it isstoted, that
not one third of it has been sold for any pur
poso whatever; nnd that the whole receipts,
being rt little tinder fifty millions of dollars,
from the whole sale of public land dunn-
that period, have furnished only n smnll .
.mount, not exceei ini? three
ol net revenue, boyond.tho whole cost attend
ing their purchase ami management,- C'
tending parties on the 21th inst., about three
miles from this place, which I nm sorry to
say resulted in the defeat of tho friends of
the Constitution, who lost SO men killed and
wounded, and about tioO prisoners. The
Commander-in-Chief was anioimsi the woun
ded. There was also a battle on the Lake
the same day between the Constitutional
squadron nnd several vessels beloncinn- to
the insurgents, who were supported by the
troops from the city. It wns quite 1111 inter
esting spectacle, though rather a dangerous
one 10 look at, as the bullets flew about the
city like hail stones in your country. News
has just been received' from Caraccas, that
the rebels lime been put down to windward
and that about 700 troops aru on their march
lms P'i'ce. winch I sincerely hope is cor
reel, ns m that event our city will soon n.
gam be resiored to its former tranquility and
Dreadful Shipwreck, 22-1 Lives Lost. Ac
coun s were received fiom Van Diemun's
i-i.il u yesterday, announcing the total wreck
or the convict ship Neva, when 221 persons
were drowned. The Nevn left Cork on the
fcth or July, with id) re,mie convicts, 50
children, l free emi-'r.uits and n rr..u- nfon
men, making all on board 211 persons Of
these only If, had been saved. The vessel
struck- on nn unknown shoal in Bass' straits,
oo'V y ,Y. m ao "'""ningin
i wouiia. ineenpiain, live of the
v .-, aim iiiqsi oi ino lemules were saved
iicic uu un s ami ii iv..,. l- i,..r... ....
cued. London Pavet.
Theft. There nre two men now in the
'4V"inu -UIIIIlV jnil. 1 II nnr I ,.
..... f ivnimillL;
their trial for theft, committed a few ni-ihfs
Miice, under thu In oiviii? c rr.innsi.i..,...c
It appeals ihat their supply of hay the nasi
season was not equal to the ihniund of their
consumers: and having imbibed the princi
ple inculcated by one of the prominent po
litical parlies ortheday. Ihat the rich )iiii:
property wnten oj right belongs to the poor
they proceeded to tho barn of ono of their
more weanny neighbors, lute in tho eveninir
when a fiinous snow storm wus ra-MiiLr'
with an ox team, pitch-foili. ,!
ing procured n large load of the best hay
within their reach returned homo with their
booty. But thu fates r.. :. ' . r
'PI... I I , "- "(JUIIISl infill.
ur nvi'r M ,W',,ch rl,1l,y.-xPCte! would cov.
er over nil traces ofilicir misdeeds suddenly
nbnted nnd ou the ensuing morning th'e
loser discovered his loss, and easily "faced
tho robbers to the barn where the "hay was
deposited. Tho evil doers were immediate
ty nrrestcd, examined liefnr,.
committed for tri-,tl-.(Wff-.Wr,Vr '
States, to enter with them into tie l
Union, on the basis of the constitutKulJ
pact. That no Union could have bcetli
on any oilier basis, is a fact of histonci!4
net)'. This compact expressly rcwtsl
existence oi Slavery j and concedes toitci
where it prevails the most important nrtl
privileges connected with it. Every lis;!
lends to disturb the relations crcstMSj
compact is at war with its spirit; scd :
er, by direct and necessary operation, a:
lated toexcitenn insurrection anions ikr
has been held, by highly respectable k?
i,u,iiy , uu uuence ai;aiusi i tie peace ciii
monwcalth, w Inch may be proseeulediMl
demeanor at common law. Alihoujhf
may differ on this point, it would sees-l
fer course, under the peculiar circuni!'i-'
the case, to imitate the example of our& j
me laanisci, the Hancocks, and oinffKj
patriots of the revolution: who. alibiKj
from the battles of liberty, and apptcjnj
iui'suuu as essenliuliy an epen nf,'i
nevertheless exunlirnl In enter lnlOI'i
with our brothers or the fdaiehuldinj it
on the principle of forbearance and 11
on this subject. As ihe genius or ciirff
nuns anu mc chnracicr ot our eqiri
lirely rei'ugnanl to laws impairing llif,l
or speech nnd of the press, evui for iheB
iiiiissui us nnnses. i ne rairmi muh'-i
ses of citizens must be invuked to atfa-i
a discussion which, by exns reraiirg il
ler, can have no oilier cll'ecl than Ml
more oppressive the condilimi of the lij
winch, il not nbandoued, there isproi l
lo fear, will prove ihe rork on which!
will split. Such a disastrous COW!
in nddiiion to all its remediless pohW
for every slate in the tJmuft, could fl
mil, sooner or later, lo hrinjr on n t
initiation in the slaveholding States. J
comrary, a conciliatory rotbenraiicem1'.!
....a sunji-ui iii me uon-siaiem-'iu", i
WOUld StleilT,i, ll.n Imn.U nf .1
class or ( itiz'ens nt the South, w ho
removal ol the evil j whose voice wi
been heard for its abolition in Ifgi
seniblies: but win, nre strnrl.' down 01
eed by the agitation or the nuesiion 'l
and it would leave this whole painfull
"i.re ine onsiitulion leaves n.-yi
oiaies where it exists, and in thel'"
all-wi.in Pri,vi,ln.,o.. ...I.., in hli 0
time, is able lu runs,, il in ilisiUTW'l
slavery of the ancient world, under il'fl
unepnion oi uic gentle spirit ol wir""
Who eants a wife'l Head the $1
sent us by a correspondent :
There is a vounir ladv livinz i li
stnn. V nU '. , ..fncf.'l
. -"""i niilt'lffu yiiiio -j i u
Within the last three vears read a M
nines of liinir..i i,.,i.a . ., ., nrifif'l
uzines, pamphlets and tracts, and t fl
rending or five larse newspapers l3J
. - .. witiu iiuiu rt-uu ,iuc