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fERMONT P HIE NIX.
BRATTLEBORO, Jt. MARCH 4," 1836.
NO. 2 6.
Paltihf-.l ery Friday MnrninR,
2 Hair rtuiMinc, "early opposite Uute a
i'M Singe llim.
t ...Wrilwr Two Dnllar a tear.
. i(-10 1111$"- c . , -
' ,,, h trccWe llirir piipemat llie oilier,
A ,licoiint from thcue price nflwcnty
bill be mul" ,n 1 3
'"..ill be dddrd
;ulc nt the expirnlion of the jenr
irT No paper dicnnlinurd
if' " p-i'I,cxcpptal llio option cifllio
0nlei l.y mail mini be pol.piid or
oilll n(li'lJU" ' ""' '
Furllie Vermont I'lui'iiix.
i-. 1 nntipod in vnur tinner of
Vl,n t-UIIUIs, .. , .
. . . ioil, under the head of 'local news,'
'Momnj: "Courting and sleigh-rules laid
,.f ihe season." This I fear caused ma-
. Mtt bachelor a siecpicss nigni. 1 ou
IIMlbal during Mean year- inc lauics
..K.Precial privilege of making love unto
nnllemeni onu many a uiiiiueiu ii.ttnvim,
- i I 1. ..... l.rti.i I iiir.t It tt'ntlitifr fnr
.(time when it would lie proper for the ladies
commence the courtship. The time has at
rfjrmcJ, and many of the fraternity have
' satisfactorily disposed of; but the remaiii-
cf us, (and we are still numerous.; are
it 'chop fallen.' Some on the dark side
i ... i r ,
i;., , entrreu lie "uiissiiu siauv
... .mi ifi.it 't'oiirtiii!? was laid aside for
HI n o
ie season.' Then they all tore oil their wigs,
'ikrror1 what looking pales! Bui I will
dosc them, for fear it may reach the cars
lijefair. We look for better times when
junott' goes of. Ladies, just 'pop the ques-xt'-vou
will find us 'on hand.'
'rom the Family Magazine.
x r.vMii.Y kcem:.
"JiMii iiie Iwij ii Lent inc tree inclined.
I hsppeiied, not long since, to cnll nt n
nun neighbor's for the purpose of friendly
.onrcrsation. when on a sudden, half-a-dozen
I I. ..I ! I... I
tub a boisterous sound of words nnd loud
iH'hter, confused und almost drowned our
jonrtrsation. The father reddened with
ifunng tesentment, and said, in a soft tone,
Don't my children, be noisy." lie might
until have been silent: for they had been
so lorg acquainted with his itiesoltite and
ml ad, goveiiiinent, to pay the least alien
joa to what was s ml. They continued theii
,se ill one, a little out of hreulh, drew off
liuu lie it st. to litten to a storv hisifuther
w iciamit; L IVM-Illiy I1C Ull Y ley B Ulll,
.p .1. j I. . 1 1 . t t . I,
i in.., jvw I ii;ii iii.il 31UI V llglll-
But do you not know, mv soil, it is not
biting J" 'But I vow. faiher. you don't tell
iusioivus I heard it." tl'is fuller was
iieiUnd Ins sun wmt on with his story;
Ht old man was as tame'ns n whipped
lUnifl.tlll il ll-flt fin!cliu.l II.. ).. .r. eii'.l
lood and nut it nn ill.. fir" "P.. n't. l..i
Sjm en , great, lazv lout, he han't done no-
limg to- ay " "Yes. I have done more lliun
pa tare too j jou may go, father told you
trst." "Don't cay so, Sammy ; come, John,
jw are Cither's best bov; run und bring
Mt ivood" "Ves, I am ahvnys the best
) iU.en there is any thing to do ; linve to
weifry thing under the sun: creut Inzv
"i" Slavs in llu I
'wiand got it himself. In his nbsenee. ns
sitting down in his chmr, another
failed the chair awav, and let him fall to
Moor He scrambled up in a rage, und
WlCDOn his hrnili..r .iii. 1.;., r.r, .....1 ...... 1,
, -"Hill , 11, , 111.1 llOk Ulll, II Villi
WDeeaniocry. "Father, John ist biting
"1 Unking me." "Sue has got a pin, nnd
Bllli mo " t,.r I I ..11' ..!. 1.
"".'ciiiui-ii unoiiier. "iiepinrn.
mine nrsi c.,,t c... .1.;
1 "Kivi Ulll- V-llVl' lilt" 111V llllll!
im"i.....i .1 .1 . . . "
. iui me nun. i won't, tis'nt yotn
?. us nnnej you said I might have, it."
whv. my son, do give it to him." " 1
out" And ;. ,i.
uinnerivna mnn r.wi.. .1.... r.r...
x -wit iliimv, nilU IIIIUIDUI CLI lie
irrefflllartllMA nn..n..,l riiL.. nl,;,L,..,
"rambltd and hud.lled round the table, like
uunv hungry dogs. Each began to help
wlore me unties of the table wen
"ended to. l'l.,.,. i 1...1
.1 " J "IIU OlUOIJlli, I lUtt Ulll
ill I P'e wos 'jrout''11 '
"iicn onu ca eU
Prom the Union Village Christian l'nllacltuin.
QONKESSION OF J. CHAMP.
The following nflecting dociiment wns fur
nished "us, by the politeness of Capt. C. T.
Wiitnei, of West Mendon, N. Y. to whom
nchnowledge ourselves highly indebted
The following is Cnpt. Whitney's note to
11s. We ndtnirothtt firmness, candor, and
composure with which Mr. Cramp writes,
under such nwful circumstances, This is u
henvy blow to Infidelity.
"Wkst Mi'.sdon. N. Y. Jan. 23, 1 83G.
Ei.dkii J. Uadhcr Dear Sir: Jamrs
Cravip was one of the tinlortunute victims
that wns shot by the Mexican corps on the
14th of December last, which you have
probably seen in the public piints. He wns
a resident of our villuuc the Inst three years,
lie left this place in the spring of 1835, for
New York ; from there he shipped to Tex
as, lie wns very much respected, and rank
ed among the first in our villnge for talent.
His death and renunciation of infidelity was
a heavy blow to his former associates. "But
little else was talked about foi several days
after his letter was received. Should you
think this letter worthy of n place in the
.'allodium, you will oblige many of your
readers by inserting it.
C. T." WHITNEY.
Mr. James Cramp's letter to Ait friends at
Wrst Mendon. N. V.
"Tampico Piiison, Dec. I I, 1S35.
Dkar Fkiknds I shall not relate the
disastroiis'circunistnnces which have placed
me hete, n prisoner under sentence of death ;
that will reach you by another channel. 1
have only five or six hours to live, and it is
my intention to devote 0. part of that time, to
expiate, ns far ns 1 am now able, the crime
which I committed, intending, by my viiscal
led philosophy, to lead you ustray from the
paths of religion. 1 have been at length
overtaken, and found that infidelity wits hut
a weak support in the hour of trial. 1ft he
scoffer, the ridievler of Christ's metrics,
have found, that unaided by Him, death
wears a very gloomy aspect to me cut off in
the prime of life, and my only consolation,
the thought that L shall sleep in death und
mingle ith the clay of the hruie.
1 must relate the progress of my philo
sophical opinions, anil if 1 mistake not, they
are similar to those of most philoophers, of
the same school, i he first step taken, was
to throw oil', by degrees, the injunctions of
the Bible anil at length, finding how far I
aid gone, to retrace my steps, seemed n diffi
cult und unpleasant task, nnd to elude this
step set nboutndeavoring 10 justify myself,
and finding thnt the word of God' condem
ned me, 1 wus induced to doubt its truths.
From doubting 1 was urged to dispute, nnd
and from disputing to denying, until the
priue, w iiiiuiu wir iruiii ui pniiuuupiiy uihiuy
i From the Clvaveland Whig.
Dutinp-our residence in the city of New
York, 1827 or '28, the city wus one morn
ing thrown inlo ngitntion nnd mourning, bv
the report thnt young Graham hod fallen in
a duel. Charles Gralium was n young man
of splendid talents. His short career hail
been somewhat remarkable. His widowed'
mother was the keeper of a well known
hotel the I'eorl Street House now colled
the Ohio House. While, yet quite young,
Chnrles was guilty of a depredation, we be
lieve, on the property of one of his mother'
boarders. Being detected, he (led to Eu
rope, where at school, his progress wns
rapid fine talents were developed and lie
Ii.nl the good fortune to gain the fuvorofn
nobleman, who nfter his education wns com
pleted brought him into notice and he be
came the editor, or at lenst the slated writer
for one of the popular English periodicals.
We write from tncjnory, and have forgotten
the name of his patron, nnd the paper with
which he wns coiuiected.
Graham returned to New York, about
the year 182G or 27, nn accomplished schol
ar, nnd a perfect gentleman. He soon after
became associated with Noah, ns editor of
the New York Enquirer; and during his
connexion with it, the paper became prover
bial for its keen satire, its sparkling wit
and especially for its ability in relation to
the nfiaits of foreign coiintiies. No small
portion of the reputation which Noah ac
quired, as n man of great and diversified tal
ents, belonged to Graham a fact which
Noah frankly acknowledged 011 the death of
The crime for which Graham had fled
his country, if not forgotten, was forgiven ;
it wus regarded as the indiscretion of a
youth that had been led into temptation,
rather than the indication of a corrupt liemt,
or abandoned character. Nevertheless, the
remembrance of it wns said to have embit
tered his own existence, and at times sq,
preyed upon his spirits, ns to force h'un, for
n period, from the society of which he war
thellife nnd ornament.
At a parly, one evening, Graham quar
relled with a companinn, mid the noxtiinorii
ing was brought from Hobnken 0 corpse!
Graham's iicqii-iintiince. and peisoiml friends
were innumeiuhle; and a deep" feeling of
regret for his fate, commiseration for his
bereaved mother, and indignation towards
his slayer, perxnded thecit3 Fo"r the time
b.-ing, "nt least, the man that slew,his fellow
mm, though in u duel, wus regarded as a
murderer. But he fled n- fugitive from
justice; and the ministers oHhe law return
ed from a fruitless, pursuit" 61 the man w ho
had incurred its highest penalties. 3 The dis
consolate mother soon followed hcrfson to
The circumstances we have briefly. r(W
till the boy was almost suffocated. In this)
fearful Stntl! llm Imv mnlinmvl lilt ill., IV.IU., '
trig morning, when he wns ngaiffWokcn to
the doctor, who on this occusion tried a quan
tity of Scotch snuff The excitement it pro
duced caused the little monster to leave its
hold, and was thrown up.- It was thiee
"times the sizo of a common leech. The
boy is now doing well, but is excessively
weak from the loss of blood.-GVn ich Gaz.
BcbnlcH in Congress.
HOUSE OF nUI'tlLSKNTATtVr.U.
February 10, 1 820.
Messrs. Gales Sf Seaton : I perceive, in
the -Daily Intelligencer of this morning, a
statement of the yens and nays on the reso
lutions of Mr. Pinckney In relulion to the
subject of slavery. I was. unavoidably, ab
sent from the House 011 Monday, find 1
been present, I should have voted ay on the
first clause of the resolution, fully believing
that the whole subject ought to bo referred
to n committee. On the second clutise.
which nfilrins that "Congress possesses no
constitutional power to interfere with slineiv
in the Slates," I should hale also voted ay
On the third clause, which declares thin
'Congnss ought not to interfeie in any cay
with slniery in the District of Columbia."
I should huve voted no, for tins, among oth
er reasons : that 1 believe Congress ought
to interfere with the since trade in the Dis
trict. The lost douse which directs tin
committee to assign reasons why Congress
ought not to interfere with slavery in the
States or in the District, would have present
id some difficulties especially as nil the oih
Or pints of the resolution hail been adopted,
when the vole was taken on it. I should,
how ever have placed my name among those
of the six gentlemen who voted no, on the
ground that the appointment of counsel by
the House to nrgue one hide of a ques
lion submitted to their consideration, with
out power to investigate the other, is not
well sustained by precedent and bill poorly
calculated to give weight and character to
the uigumeut they might produce.
You will oblige me, gentlemen, by in
serting this in your to-morrow's paper. "
Very rt-spcrlfuHv, your obedient servant,
" I1ILAND HALL.
Mil. WISE'S SPEECH
o.v the roriTtncATioN uiLL Continued
After the yeas and nnys on the motion lo
adjourn, wo received another message from
the Senate, by Mr Lowrie :
"Mr Speaker : I am directed lo inform the
House of Representatives that theSenate has
finished the legislative business before, it,
and is ready to adjourn.1'
Now, sir, no mun w ill accuse me of being
the advocate or the apologist of the Senate.
But "give the d 1 his due." Let the truth
be told, acquit whom it may, injure w hom
it may. jI'lie message can fie considered in
no other light than another respectful inti
mation to the House lo net on tin; fortifica
tion bill. So I considered it at the timo.
The Senate could not, with propriety, have
renewed the first message, without seeming
to arrogate the prerogative of dictating lo the
House, or without seeming to be guilty of
the insolence w hich was chnrged upon the
first message by the gentleman fiom Massa
chusetts (Mr Adams.) They therefore said,
"the Senate has finished the legislative bu
siness before it." And was this not the
lad 1 Wns the fortificution bill there? No
sir I it was here, in this House, and here
unacted on! Yes, sir, notwithstanding this
Ulll was sun unacted on in Die House
in the State Prison of
were 30 who had intempe-
Of 125 convicts
rate parents, nnd 73 who were of intempe
rate habits when they came to piison. All
e.xcepl five of thesu 73. acknowledge that
intemperance influenced them to commit the
crimes for which they were imprisoned.
Of 200 convicts in "the Connecticut prison,
more thninihree fourths have been intempe-
8S out 61 the 201) committed the crimes'
1 gentleman whom I now sec (Mr Tyler) can
attest, for 1 believe he heard my reasons nnd
my apologies before the neonle. Sir. I havo
now to say, thnt, under the impressions of
that amendment at tho time 1 gave that vote,
I would give tho same vote again, with tho
same information I then possessed. And
here, be it known, by the way, in jutficc to
the gentleman from NYork, (Mr C.) ihut
ho did notify me personally in that lobby. I
do not know lliat he notified the House. jOm
ortwodaysbcrorcthe3doMarch, I believe
Hero MrC. said ho notified the Houso
the day before, when ho withdrew the reso
lution for contingent preparations for war J
Mr Wise. Of.tlmt I am not ccttnin : but
the gentleman did notify me, personally, per
haps tho day before it was offered, tliat he
intended to offer that amendment, and asked
if I would vote for it. 1 replied that, w ilhout
reference to a state of war, for a peace es
tablishment alone, I would voto for thrice
three millions, for tho purpose of putting
our Navy in respectable trim, and to repair
and complete our fortifications. But no one
notified me, no one infoimcd me or tho
House, in mv hearing, that the President
recommended that additional appropriation,
or that 'it was in accordance' even 'w ith tho
views of the Executive I' I had sufficient in
formation of rny own, without the views of
WHS .(.till Itntli-leil nn in tin. ll,nu. Mr
F. O. J. Smith, (of Mnine) otic of "the fniih-lu.lu Executive, to convince tne of the ncces-
fnl." offered a resolution, "that a committee ; s,l-v ' " lurc appropriation for means of nn
be appointed to wait on the President, nnd to I ,'un.aJ dc.fcnec- 1 knew ,l,al our Navy nnd
notilv him that, unless he mnv h.-iv.. fnnlwr I fortifications were in a most lamentable and
e. wiinmii 1111
. - 1 1 j 3 ... 1 . . 1
iH.ssi.ssinii nf 111... I in iii-i mvsell" noon Hie : IWI, Have UCCll liroilglll 10 our
L'l IV 1 1 1 1 U'llll'll I Pntllll lirrm--ru!lt .lms.," ivwill ruma, iiraniiivu nn
tiaiiitv, unU cause a laugh against religion. 1 uul .
Vim niv frehils. were linrrvimr down the Ileal WHICH everyvintlH w HO IIJS a
vortex of ruin w;jth me But pause! think 0' '"or"' "'ctituile. blnsiies to
... .-nn omul .it.,1 iiviv hi. Almiiriitv I The murderer of Gruham-
j j 0"V
has recenllv filled a
shall Hive arrived so near the verge of eter-1 '"rger space, perhaps, m the eves ol this
that a few hours shall have to do the 1 "'"l"-. " i" nuic umn
lie was no
...ntbnirnmvninn nr Ml vmir ilnnm fnr.i world, thaiiaiiy other man.
Ua.L . vu UH Willi U1IUIUIIIV,
. J""' give me a great piece." "Sam."
' Mother, "lias got a piece as big again
wi j T 1 nu nwny wcnt ,,is ,o ",u "oor
..mydwr," said the mother, "that's naugh
'i00" ant do so. Don't cry, my dear,
-"r amner, "the children always act
Ml when we have company than at any
than I ever
ilh." r t0 lhe Ruv- Dr- E1' of Philn
Am. .' 1 "" loilowmg humorous unec
-"w-iriin n, r. .. mi -1 . .i..
(j. j" "'. 1 ue doctor is nuuie 10
m II i a !"ollll'r in tho ministry travelling
font, . "Murineu mm Hint on putting up
tjU.1 1 " "lu, b'ouu inuy 01 ine uousu
L 1 u'vuu in n common baking pan
"'OOlled her CofTen in llw. nmn uessel
n . some pork in the samo: then dipped
llOtr f r 1,6 fnt Wil1' ntea CUP' 00 ,I,B
!wipbv!v?-7huh shu. p."1 a. rug 10 nmUa
.'. " v.ii iiiirv- n mi nii rn uni Kiinni!i :
6.. . lhe traveller's horse ate his mess of
W.i . 16 sumo omnibus of cookery I
. ..4ve heard of rockers being affixed lo
m,;Vi y'1""3 nlternately used for knead
woreaa nnd a cradle, and a lady's using
t ,Mme,a"lclc for a sheet that shu did for
fc,t. ".." uuisiripa mo 1 uiikcu iu
expedients li'Mland Herald.
irrest your dangerous career brfore you
from justice in lfj'27.
I had not the assistance of any one to
point out my circumstances; hut taking up
the Bible, was going to lay it down again,
when the passage of Christ s pardoning the
ihiefupon the cross, met my sight. I was
induced by this to reflect, that even I might
not be past ihe bounds of forgiveness. This
idea led me on to u truin of reflections, the
result of which was, that I again addressed
a God and a Savior, so long uncalled upon,
and I have found relief.
U is my dying pennon umi you wouiu
.1 1 . r.l... ..I.. .l
give tins to me clergymen 01 wit- jnm-r, mm
request them to read it in their churches, as
this is the only method which is lelt me to,
atone in some "measure, for the injuries which
1 have committed upon their members.
Adieu I it is past midnight, anil 1 am to
be shot at 7 o'clock. Let this Have the el
feet of directing vour attention to things spir
itual 11s well as temporal, that when deutli
comes, it will find you prepared.
From your unlortunnte menu,
THE TENOR OF TUB OOBl'EI. OF PEACE.
I. The wav to Heaven is rexealed in
four words "Acquaint thyself with Gmi.'
II. The guide to that way in three
"Sear eh the Scriptures.
HI. Tho privilege nllorueil in innr way,
in four "Call upon, thy God."
IV. The spirit of ilns divine doctrine is
thret "Faith, hope, chtuily."
V. The essence of it is comprised in six,
"Lore, to God, loce to Man."
VI. The mode of our salvation in six,
"Iielicre on the Lord Jesus Christ."
VII The means of obtaining it in eight
"Repentance toward God, faith in his dear
VIII. The duty enjoined thereby in three
"Follow after Itighteousncssr
IX. Tho result of our doing so, in six-
"Peace which the world cannot give."
X Tho issue of that result, in two
i nvn nv Marrixd Life. The nfiection
that links together marr und wife is n fur
holier and moro enduring passion than the
enthusiasm ofjyoung love. It may waniiiis
gorgeousness it may want Us imaginative
churncterriut it is Jar richer in holy and
trusting attributes. Tlk not to us ol ttiouo
Mtneu of love in wedlock I What I becuusi
a man has ceased to "sigh liko a furnace,"
.m urn m believe that the fire is extinct I
No: it burns with a steady and brilliant
flame; shedding n .benign influence upon
..rietpnri. n million times moro precious and
delightful than th"e cold dreams of'philos-
Affaires at Paris.
e moy nave lurtlier
comiiiuuicntion to make, the two Houses
of Congress, having completed the business
before them, nre ready to close tho present
session." Although this was admitting that
the session hud nut closed, yet, was it true
(hat both Houses had completed the business
In-fore them ? Had the House of Represen
latnes acted on and completed the fortifica
tion bill which wns before it? It had not.
The Senate had completed its business; the
House had not.
The House again proceeded to take up the
Letcher resolution. There was no quorum
answering, though one present. Mr Smith
then moved a message to notify the Senate
that the House "had completed the business
before it." whilst the fortification bill was
still unacted on, and after the two messages
from the Senate directing our attention to ill
Ponding this motion and call of the House,
Mr Mnson inotod to adjourn, because the
Senate had adjourned, and his motion passed
in the affirmative, without even the usual in
terchange of courtesy between the two Hou
ses nnd the other branch of the CSovernmcnt!
Such was the termination of the last Con-
ond I do sav, sir, it was one of the
iihc , 00 mum nu- iiiii tuuiiiiiiicu nil" 1. ruins 1 i.i ess
for w hich they were convicted, while under iIIIOs, disgraceful scenes I ever witnessed : it
.. ...... ; : 1; -..ii . . '
uio inuueiico 01 iiuoxirnnng 111 nor, aim .. unbecuminir barbarians nnd snvn
John Quincy Adams. A correspondent of
the N. Y. Journal of Commerce thus ac
counts for Mr. Adams' recent attack tiion
Mr Adams' "secret griefs." which hae
actuated his public course since last Febru
ary are well understood, and, towards the
close of the last session, were topics of con
versation here and elsewhere. In the first
place, he was enraged nt the nomination of
Mr Wi-lisler for the Presidencv. instead of
himself, by the Icgislatine of Massachusetts.
When the election of Senator took place in
the same body, he was stung by the intelli
gence that Mr U.ivis was chosen on the part
of the House. He at once exhibited his
chagrin, and made a thundering war speech
bv way ol revenge. 1 he next mail nownv-
. J . . r, " .1 .1 1 11 1
er, hrougiii inc. news inai ne unii neen cno
sen on the part of the Senate. He again al
tered Ins cours,e and took an early occasion
to explain and retract nil ho had said. In
his first speech he railed nt the Senate for
dodging the question, nnd in tho next ex-
n ained th.it he wished the House to ioiiow
their example, and also to "dodge the qucsy
linn " Tins u'nr sneeeli arrived in Boston
111st in time lo disconcert ins menus mere,
1 . 1 1 .1 i. . -r c : f -
and 10 ueciiic me cuoice 01 oenaim in niui
of Mr. Davis, His motive, since that lime,
bus been made evident upon every occasion
Let the letters which he then w rote to per
sons in Boston denouncing Mr Webster,
Mr. Davis, and Mr, Everett, show what
were his feelings and motive of action. Ho
came here, this session, determined to seek
revenge, by abusing and vilifyingjlic lead
ers of the "treacherous party,"'iwho had
wisely withdrawn from him their confidence
SiNoui.An Case. The following singu
lar case has occurred on board the Brown
field, n vessel heloncina to this place, trad.
inn- hence from ,Furo to London, with fruit.
The crew had been taking water, and.huu;
just filled the casks, when one ol theeuoys,
being thirsty, applied his mouli to the bung
hole of one' of them and drank freolv. In
a short time tho lad commenced bleeding
profusely from the mouth. He then told the
CapToiu thut he felt something in his throat,
and wos immediutelv token on shore for me.
dic.al assistance, when it wos discovered that
he had swallowed e largo horseleechf which
had fastened itself deenlv down in the throat,
A quaritity'of salt was administered, with on
endeavor to dislodge the leech, hut without
effect. Pepper and various' other things
wero also tried; but to no purpose, the crea-
Jture still kept its hold, siveljjng and bltiwiag
sonal violence, was committed underline
same influence. No temperate ,und 'indus
trious farmer, mechanic or owner of real es
tate was found among the -200.
Of 7 17 conwets 111 the Auburn prison, on
the first of August last, or committed since
that time, there were excessively intempe
.Moderately intemperate, 271
Tenippiate Drinkers, 177
Total nbstinejits, "
Intoxicated when they committed crimes, -1 IS
Had intemperate parents or guardians, '283
Report of Ihe Prison Dis, Society.
DiioroiiT in CitifTA. Accounts from
Canton-to the 12th of May stale that a great
drought had prevailed for n long time, and
that ihe tint vers of the priests for rain were
iueffcciiinl, to their own great sift prise and
that of their votaries. The following is an
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exinici iruiii 11 leuer, uaieu
April 28A. The Kwang-chow fno bus
buili a rain-supplication altur in his public
court,, and a liiidhist priest ascended it to
day, reciting the hooks of his sect, praying
for rain. He appears about -10 years old,
of a dark complexion. He is to continue
worshipping and praying for three days,
when rain' must certainly fall ! Whilst lit
is chanting his prayers, there are a number
of men on each side, beating drums und
gongs. On the altar ia placed n table, on
which are laidout n number of fragrant can
dles and some clear wutrr. On one side of
the table 0 stall' is placed upright. The al
tar is withoutuanv covering to shade his
head; and th priest bus been exposed the
whole day to the beat of the sun, w hich-has
been scorching, yet' no signs of perspiration
have been observed either on his botfy.or on
his face, A great crowd havo been gazing
at hiinT It is said lliat'lie hns not tasted
food, and that the heat has increased since
he has been at the altar.
30lh. Tho inefficacv ofjlie prayers of
the Budhist priest still continues to excite
the ridicule of the people, which has been
exhibited in various lumpoons, reflecting on
the Government oiucers.
That knowledge is advanced by on in
teicoursu of sentiments, and an exchange
of observations, and that the bosom is dis
burdened, by a communication of its cares, is
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100 wen known lor prooi 01 iiiiisirniioi.
In solitude, ncrnlexitv swells into distraction.
and crief fettles into melancholy1 : even the
sntisiiictio (s and pleasures that may by
chance be found, nre ininerfe'ctlv cn'foved.
when they are enjoyed without participation?
much more the reprienlniivea.of a civilised
nulion I Sleepy, tired, drui.h
Mr Byuum. Is the gentleman in order
when speaking thus of the last Congress?
Mr Wise. I do not pretend lo say, .Mr
Speaker, that nil Congress wns drunk, or
that one-hnlf, one-third, cTr one-teiuh of the
members were drunk I but I know that some
were drunk that 1 was not ol thiuiumeer
and so it was, thut whaUwitli maninivcr
ing. being tireil, opposed to tome measures,
sleepy, drowsy and drunk, no quorum could
be had unless it had suited certain individuals!
Mr Lane said he should, like to hear the
names of those who were drunk.
Mr Wise. The gentleman might feel un
happy, sir, il 1, were to mentiun names
An Expensive Lovkk. Tho Prince de
Conti exacted the present, of a ring from
everv female'he honored with his love. At
his death these rinirs amounted to several
thousands. He had also two thousand snuff
Thorn nr snme vices which carrv 0 SWOrd
in their hand, and cut u man ofF'.ceforo his
time. JrRrjiT T7i.o.n,
Uisgrncelul condition disgracelul to a na
tion like this, disgraceful lo the Departments
which havo their care und superintendence I
I knew that notwithstanding our commerce
floats and needs protection in every sea, not
withstanding the Navy was a popular favor
ite, notwithstanding more than sixty-five mil
lions had been expended on our Navy since
the last war, we had but oue ship of the lino
in commission on the ocean! We havo but
1 knew that several new ships, which had
never been iu service, were rotten and de
coyed. 1 knew thnt "some were rotten on
the stocks for want of care. I knew that
the iiaiul architecture which has lately been
introduced by the Board ol Navy commis
sioners wus a disgrace to the arts iu this
country. I knew that' to put crews on boaid
several of our sloops of war, the Wurren,
Lexington and Natchez, for instance, was to
send ihemto prison-ships. That the vessels
could sail fust enough to overtake any thing
they could whip, nnd could not get out of the
way of nny thing that could whip them. I
knew that the projectors were ashamed of
the experiment I I knew that immense sum
of money had been thrown into mud and
water upon certain "water-halls." I knew
that certain grund improvements upon our
guns, reducing their, weight from that well
known standard of experience and science,
200 pounds of metal to the pound of ball
the chimera of medium guns, had ruined, in
a great measure, our naval ordnance.
I got tho report of the inspector of nnvnl
ordnance into the House the very Inst night
of the session through my friend the Hon.
Wm. Cost Johnson, who made the report on
establishing a national foundty. The re
port had been made to the Board of Nuvy
Commissioners for more than 'twelve months,
nnd had never been communicated to Con
gress, because, I presume, it exposed suttiu
of the chimeras of the Department, nnd
show&T how the sixty-five millions have in
part been expended. From the report I
I hit vc' now, sir, given ynu the facts upon J knew that about 750 of the guns of the Nu-
thv journal; but there are other important
tacts Tacts unwritten, ns.well os- fuels writ
ten. Out with them I Come! rise in vour
high (daces all, here and elsewhercanil tell
the truth the whole truth I Sir.it is said
the House.' That is not
vy were tinut lor service, and they are now,
manj?ofithem, on board your vessels of war.
The men are afraid of them. I knew that
it would take from six to twelve months to
gel our ships und vessels of war iu ordinary
afloat. Concerning the War Department I
knew that scarcely one of the old fortifica
tions which were left dilapidated by the last
war was in n stale of repair. Witness tho
that bill failed
true. It failed before it got to tho House
from the conference room ! It dropped like
a spent ball before it'got here il dropped
near that doorl Sir, there
about the matter; they mnv
I cannot vouch for them. I menu to put in- J ry, near Baltimore, and the works on the Ciulf
terrogatories. 1 put it to the gentleman (Mr i of Mexico I I knew that notw ithstanding
C) did no "busy body, whisper nught in , more than twenty-six millions hod been ex
are two statements , facts exposed during the debate thnt very last
ay bo conjectural ; niglit of the session in relation to Foit M'llen-
his ear as ho was on Ins way to report to
the House? Did no otic tempt him ns ho
passed, to strangle the bantling under his
euro? Was there no magician near? No
d 1 and his imps And, if this may be do
llied, 1 put it to the honorable chairman of
the committee of conference, (Mr C.) if no
member of thu committee recuived a billet
doux after he ivmiiiicd hi sent? Did the
honorable chairman, after he left the confer
ence room, not: intend to make thu report ?
Did he not, after' he returned to.the House
with it, inform n gentlemaiifrom Tennessee,
(Mr Forrester.) though it was then after 12
o'clock at night, that he intended to make u
report ? Did he not sit down by a gentleman
front Ohio, (Mr Whittlesey,) and give him
to understand, with the report on tho desk
beforo him, that tho report was to bo made?
'Why did that intention fail ? What prevent
ed ? Sir, there were spirits haunting the
Capitol that "awful night''. there were
strango whisperings chatieringelfs ghosts,
as I am told, I did not seelhem blue doyils
und imps I Is it true, was there any dealing
with tho "infernals" that night? .Tell us, I
pray, tell us, and let thecurse fall on the
tieeromoncurs, not on tho victims of the hor
rid spell I
Mr Cambreleng. I can tell you.
Mr Wise. Ay, you can loll us, can you ?
tThero is another more important fact, which
midst come out. Out with it'nll, say 1. You,
Mr Speaker, ay, yon, sir, nr,o.,deep!y con
cerned in that" matter, deny it if you can.
Before I disclose the fact, "l must premise
thnt I voted for'tho three millions amend
ment. There were 109 votes for it. the
name of John Ojiincy Adams first, and my
name last on thn list of yens. I was held to
a strict accountability for that vote by my
constituents, with whom I settled' it, as e.
pended on building, or rather on commenc
ing to build, fortifications since 1S20, not
one scarcely of our now fortifications was
completed. " I say "commencing to build,"
because tho system has not been one of de
fence, it has been ono of electioneering to
scatter Government patronage I Instead of
completing thoso commenced hefor.e others
are begun, as many congressional dUtripts
as possible are given a iatte of tho Treasury
pop, and the works begun and incomplcto
nre left to tho necessary injury of delay, and
to the tender motcy of any enemy who may
choose' to enptute them. Your own forts
aro now exactly in the condition either lo bo
blown up, or to be turned upon yourselves.
Witness Old Point Comfort and the Rip
Raps I I knew, sir, that with the most ex
tended coast of any people on the face of thu
earth, en the Gulf, on the Atlantic, and on
tho Lnkcs, to be defended, wo had not a fort
in readiness for nny emergency, near or
ufur off. I knew, according to information
from tho Ordnance Department, it would
take twenty years at the present rato of ap
propriation, one hundred thousand dollars
only per annum,vor, in other words, a pre
sent appropriation of two million of dollars,
for armament of fortifications alone I I know
we had but three safe foundries in the cntiro
eastern section of the country, at which ord.
nance ian be cast. I knew that ensting of
ordnance was no light job, and two millions
worth was not to be cust in a day, 1 knew
that from Florida to Maine there was not a
single fort which could mount twenty guns.
I knew that lln?ro were no gun carriages.
Witness Fort Washington, the guu'rd of tho
pass to this Capitol, which has oncu been
burnt, has jiot it gun on its ramparts, 'And
in addition to all this, I knew thnt a Preiir.h
.Minister (GenorsJ Bernard) know our ccr