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c»l iltinctlBW out but • faint iniuBurw •
rnoug «h« great majority of the people, such
argument* against Mr. C. would bare an a
macing (Act; more especially at they could
not be controverted. We wejre not ignorant
of the fact that the most eminent of states
men, for advocating a measure upon which a
popular prejudice could be excited, however
patriotic may have been their motives, and
however good the measure may have eventu
ally proved to be, have been visited by their
constituents with an overwhelming opposi
tion, and their political career cut short in a
moment. Although we sincerely hoped Mr.
Clinton would be elected, yet we really doubt
ed whether the arguments employed against
him would not destroy his succcsss among
the great majority of the poorer classes, who
now have a right to vote, but who were re
peatedly told that Mr. C. wished to take a
way that right. Is there any thing strange in
this result when such materials were employ
ed to effect it ? Four years ago Mr. C. would
not suffer his name to be used as a candidate,
confident he could not succeed. Two years
ago, ihe recent insult he had received in being
cast out from the office of Canal Commission
er, together with the popular argument that
the Bucktails were opposed to giving the peo
ple the direct choire of electors of President
and Vice President, enabled his friends to
foresee that his success would be triumphant,
if brought forward as a candidate. Was his '
election at that time a strange result ? Was it
any more strange than the recent canvass ?—
Men as good, and even better than De WTitt
Clinton, have learnt from experience that pub
lic favor presents no solid foundation for a
permanent support. Candidly, is it not better
to account for the “strange result” of the N.
York election, upon such grounds as the a
bove, than to disgrace our country by attribu
ting it to a corrupt interference of the general
administration ? Is it any honour to the lead
ing politicians who composed the Herkimer
Convention to accuse them of bargaining a
W ay the influence of their state to what is cal
led, a “corrupt faction ?” And will the editor
of the Cournnt advance the cause of truth and
justice, by publishing as a fact, that which a
moment's reflection would have shown him
was what the hitter hatred of Mr. Noah wish
ed might be true, rather than what he knew
was true. We are much more astonished at
the. conduct of certain men who arc labouring
to disgrace the country, than we should heat
the result of a thousand such elections as the
above-mentioned. For two years and more,
the “judge and governor of Israel” has labor
’ cd indefatigably to prove that Mr. Clinton is
not only a federalist, but a rank aristocrat,and
to prepare the way for the triumphant success
of the bucktail party at the late election. The
necessity of an active support to the bucktail
candidate was strongly urged; but when this
“ consistent republican” learnt that Mr.Roch
rster was a friend to Mr. Adams, be flies from
hi9 track and fouls his columns with the most
abusive calumnies against the greatest and best
men in the country—Upon this subject we
will venture a prediction, and we predicate it
upon the following grounds. Certain partizan
prints that are constantly harping about the
** federalism of Adams & Co.” have recently
discovered that Mr. Clinton is a democrat of
the first water—that he has heartily repented
of his dereliction from the “good old way,”
and may hereafter be depended upon as a
true friend and supporter of correct princi
ples. Now then if this new attack upon the
general government, and this praising the man
who has heretofore been condemned, be not
the precursor for bringing him forward in the
place of Gen. Jackson, as a candidate for the
next presidential chair, then the political signs
of the times do not indicate right. But Mr. C.
may as well furl his standard, as suffer it to
flutter in the next national electioneering
breeze; the virtue of the American people is
composed of sterner stuff than to suffer Mr.
Adams to be run down by an unprincipled fac
tion. ——
Massachusetts Claim.—This claim upon the
General Government, of twelve years stand
ing, and the subjeet of much debate, has re
ceived a new auxiliary in Mr. Lincoln, gov
ernor elect of the state of Maine. Should the
claim be allowed, that state will come in for
a share proportioned to its relative interest in
the fiscal concerns of Massachusetts at the
time the money was expended, for which it
is founded. Mr. Lincoln in his publication la
bours to prove the justice of the elaim from
the actual services of the people, whose rights
he contends cannot be abridged by the mis
conduct of their rulers. He of course con
demns the Conduct of the executive of Massa
chusetts, and argues that the state, having de
nounced the error, should not-be visited with
the consequences of such misconduct in the
constitute authorities. This question is one
which involves considerable doubt, and pre
sents many arguments on both sides. Our
government claims immense amounts from
several of the European powers, although the
injnstice, which has created these claims, was
perpetrated by entirely different niters and
different dynasties from those which now ex
ist. In a strict legitimate monarvhial view

**ff*«l to Nifhi; and yet the claim for a re
muneration is not considered by the moot cm
inent statesmen to be in the least degree af
fected by the change of rulers. What was a
claim upon a nation—a people under one
set of rulers, is also a claim upon the same
nation, or people, under an entirely different
set of rulers, however the latter may depre
cate that conduct of the former upon which
the claim is founded. Whether the same rea
soning will apply in the case of the Massa
chusetts claims we cannot say. If however
the claim is rendered good because the state
has denounced the error of Gov. Strong, and
his councillors, it would have been equally
good had they never denounced it, but had
to this day justified his conduct. The claim
is for military services rendered during the
last war, and the expenses attending said ser
vices paid from the state treasury. Other
states rendered like services, and the troops
were originally paid in the same way; and
the amount was immediately liquidated by
tiie General Government. But the services
of these states were performed in pursuance
to the orders of the general Government;
whereas in Massachusetts the case was par
tially, if not entirely, different. Gov. Strong
received like orders with the executives of
the other states, requiring a levy of men to
protect his own borders from the assaults of
the common enemy ; upon his own responsi
bility—or otherwise, upon the entire respon
sibility of the state, he refused to obey this or
der ; in consequence his territory was inva
ded, and two important posts for a considera
ble time, held by the enemy, and that too
without bis making a single effort to dislodge
them. The occupation of these posts by the
British opened a wide door for the violation
of national faith and duty, by enabling un
principled smugglers to feed the enemy, aud
receive in exchange their manufactures with
out impost or profit to the general govern
ment. All this the executive of Massachu
setts saw ; and they saw also^that it was in
consequence of a direct violation of trust on
their part. When however the capital of the
state was threatened with an attack", troops
were called out, and services performed ; but
not under the authority and cognizance of the
general govornment. It is for these services
the claim is founded y and if it were not a just
claim when-Gov. Brooks filled the executive
chair, it is not a just claim now. If the peo
ple were then informed they must suffer for
having given authority to unfaithful servants,
the same agreement must now hold, although
they have repented of the error. For our
selves we hope the claim will not be allowed;
the precedent would be highly injurious. If
a state entrusts power to men who are wil
ling to embroil the union, and weaken the
hands of government, at a time as critical as
when Massachusetts set at defiance the na
tional authority, let her bear the consequen
ces. Let it not be recorded in our national
archives that such an act was done with im
punity. Such appear to be the feelings of the
Massachusetts delegation in ^Congress, who
are generally unwilling to press the subject
upon the national authorities, and who we
believe, would be glad to have the claim whol
ly forgotten, and with it the errors of a mis
guided state government. We however do
not wish to have it forgotten—we prefer it
should be remembered, not as a blot upon
the state, or upon its principal statesmen, who
from high excitement acted thus erroneously,
but as a beacon to warn rash politicians a
gainst a repetition of similar offences.
_ *
The second session of the Nineteenth Con
gress will commence on the first Monday in
December. A great mass of unfinished bu
siness will occupy the attention of Congress;
among the most important of which is the
Bankurpt Bill. A pretty general conviction
is now felt in the expediency of this bill, and
should it pass at the present session, the nine
teenth Congress will have strong claims upon
the gratitude of all honest, but unfortunate
4“ The claims of surviving officers of the
Revolutionary Army will, we have no doubt,
be again urged on the attention of Congress.
The claimants are annually-—daily—almost
hourly, diminishing: like the few last leaves
which linger in the forest, the winter winds
have found them (binly scattered, and attach
ed to the tree of existence by a filament which
time has nearly destroyed; a few blasts more,
and they are gone fotyvei': a few more years,
at the most, and not a claimant will remain to
ask for the small and brief pittance which his
services have so well merited, and'the wants
of declining life so imperatively require. Me
morials on this subject will be presented ta
Congress; ve hope they will meet with 8
better fate than that which has attended for
mer applications.”
The great question of internal improve
ment will occupy the attention of Congress,
together with numerous public and private
bills, which the long speeches, and private
bickerings of the members caused to be laui
over from the last session.
As one of the “ sovereign people” we have
an undoubled right to express tte hope tba1
4^pl -a
tkm dwgracefol, unpcadtoWe fmim of the tot
••doo win not be acted over again at (be M-1
eond; but let the love which the opposition
profess to bear for the country, induce them
to suspend for a few months all expressions of
bitter hatred toward its executive officer*.
We have not yet heard whether Mr. Randolph
has returned from Europe, or whether his
journey has allayed the wrath which filled his
soul during the session of 1825—26.
New Stale Register.—Messrs. Norton &
Russell of Hartford, have now in press a new
State Register, which will "be completed in a
very short time. Tl*p publishers appear to ,
have engaged in this work at the earnest re
quest of individuals from different parts of
the stale, who have volunteered their asssis- •
tance to render the work complete. From
what we have learnt of the pains they have
exerted, we believe the work will ben correct
manual for the state. As the profits upon
such a publication must be necessarily small,
we hope the compilers will meet with all the
success which their most ardent hopes could
anticipate. The work will be for sale at this j
office, iu due season.
A. new Quarterly Review is announced to
be published in Philadelphia, the fisrt number
of which is to appear in March next. Mr.
Walsh, who some years ago edited the Amer- *
ican Review, is said to be editor of the con
[ templated work. As he is a good classical
schollar, and a man of correct taste and great
acquirements, this w'ork will richly merit the
patronage of the public. We presume it will
not injure the N. A. Review, as the field is
wide enough for the success.of both, and the
only strife between the two will be for litera
ry excellence, in which competition the cause
of literature will be advanced, and their utili
ty increased. ■ —■
Murders, both in the old fashioned way of
shooting or stabbing, and in the more genteel
way of duelling, appear to be the order of the
day at the south west. Scarcely a paper ar
rives but gives accounts of violent deaths, cal
culated to shock the feelings of such as have |
not been aceustomed to hearing of such things.
We do not pretend to extract those accounts;
if we should undertate it, we might keep two
or three standing paragraphs like the following;
“ Another murder was committed in Kentuc
ky, or Tennessee last week.” It would not
be necessary to give names and particulars,
and the insertion of one or two like notices ev
ery week would not be out of place. For this
reason we have thought best not to repeat
them, except when one of uncommon attroci
ty is committed. We are aware that this
paragraph presents a gloomy picture of the 1
state of, society, at the west; but arc confi
dent the coloulng is not too black.
The present condition of the woollen busi
ness may be partially estimated from the fol
lowing—a friend of the editor of this paper,
an eminent inventor and maker of machinery,
and perfectly well acquainted with the manu
facture of wool, was lately and by accident,
at an auction in one of our principal cities, at
which he unexpectedly purchased about a
thousand dollars [selling price) worth of Brit
ish woollens, the stock andmaterialt of which,
he believes, must have cost more money in
England,and no one is a better judge than he is.
He is not a dealer in such things—but has laid
them aside for the present, under a perfect
assurance that they must greatly advanoe^W
value, for the very good reason that labor and
capital cannot be employed, or duties paid out
of less than no product!—Niles' Reg.
A Paris paper of Oct. 10, announces the
death of Lieut. Gen. de Portaing, at the age
of 80 years. He was, says the Journal of
Commerce, a distinguished officer in the Uni
ted States during the war which gave them
their independence, where he was highly es
teemed. —— •
The Anaconda.—We regret to stale that
this interesting, nay, though a serpent, we
will add beautiful addition to Mr. Peale’s mu
seum, died on Wednesday night. HiB death
was occasioned by the unjustifiable curiosity
of individuals,in keeping him constantly irrita
ted, £nd causing him to spring against the iron
of his cage. By this means his mouth became
go much injured as to create an inflamation
which produced his death. Mr. Peale tells
us that he died in the greatest possible agony
—writhing and twisting, throwing himself up
on his back* tying himself as it were in knots,
and evincing convulsions in every possible
form; and to administer medicine to his
snakeship, was not considered a very desira
bly undertaking.—N. Y. Spec.
The Vt. Legislature adjourned on Thurs
day last. ' The bill for abolishing imprisoment
for debt has been postponed to the next ses
sion. The several propositons for amending
the Constitution of the United States, submit
ted to the Legislature for concurrence, have
been unanimously rejected,
Solomdn Allen, Esq. the Broker and Lot
tery Vender, has given SI1,000 to the Synod
of North Carolina, for the use of the Theolo
gical Seminary of Virginia and North Caroli
na, situated in Prince Edward County, Vir.
A letter from ftio. dated September 21st,
received-at Baltimore,sayOhere is no prospect
whatever of an early termination of the exist
ing war between that country and the United
Provinces of the River Plate.
What canthe matter be 7—A New Orleans
paper of the 7th ult. says :~‘*We have been
informed that disturbances of rather a delicate
nature have taken place at three plantations
on the coast above. Capt. Harney, with a
detachment of United States’ Troops, prmmon
ed far three day, left the city last evening, and
will no doubt put matters upon Ihetrformei
footing.” .
A letter of ala lu date trom Par* say*—“ft (
u pMnllj believed here that a war mm* be
the result of the present state of things in £u
rope, and that the late revolution in Portugal
will be the ostensible reason lor it. Ei gland
has declared that she will protect the new eon- «
stit uttonal government of I hat country, U the
cmutthamul government of France has insis- 11
ted, and has been promised, that no steps shall t
he taken to import it into Spain, where it
would have a chance of destroying the bles
sings of the holy inquisition. On the other -
side, the TSmpcror of Russia goes on with a
slow, but steady march towards the old favor- ■
ite plan of getting possession of a warmer cli
mate. Austria, hardly knowing what to do, '
is induced to wish strength and prosperity to '
her old and natural enemy, the Turk; and
not daring to assist him more openly, she !
sends a miserable frigate into the Mediterra
nean, to vex and tease the Greeks, who have
already threatened to set Are to her.—.V. Y.
Gaz -
The trial ofBarkerand others in New-York,
for conspiraey to defraud, has again commen
ced. The jury was sworn on the 22d. We
a short time since expressed a doubt whether
twelve competent men could be found in the
city who had not expressed an opinion upon
the case. In challenging the witnesses, the
judge decided that if the irfdfcidual had formed
an opinion, but was still open to conviction,
he was competent to sit upon the trial. Al
most every juror confessed that he had for
med an opinion ; some had expressed them
selves strongly in the case—one had said that
the “ accused ought to be hung first, and tried
afterwards’*-another said that he should have
fndhd them guilty upon the former trial—and
many other opinions of the same kind were
expressed. From appearances we should
suppose the trial will not be as long and
intricate as the former, and we hope the re- J
suit will be more conclusive. I
This institution is by the A. B. C. F. M. for.
mally abolished, and therefore all who have
given money or notes, for a neiv Missionary
Building, and have received duplicate receipts
from the subscriber, in the year 1824, are in
formed that by applying to Mr. Philo Swift of
Cornwall, the Treasurer of the bnilding com
mittee, their donations and notes will be re
turned them. If they do not apply in due sea
son, it will be presumed they relinquish their
claims, and their donations will be appropria
ted for the expenses of the late School; or be (
committed to the disposal of the A. B. C. F. 1
M. All donations for the institution obtained j
by the subscriber in the summer of 1823, were ,
acknowledged in a quarterly report of his pub- ,
lished in the succeeding October;—all which
sums were by the donor left to the discretion
of the agency, excepting two donations ex
pressly designed for a new building and which
will be returned to the donors if called for
Such Editors as are friendly to the Mission
ary cause are respectfully requested to insert
in their publications this advertisement and
oblige many of their readers.
Superintendent of donations to the late F.
M. School.
Cornwall, (Conn.) Nov. 24, 1826.
Mr. Smith,
Sir—I noticed in your paper a proposal to
introdnee a course of medical lectures, to
which my name is affixed as a lecturer. As
there has been some misunderstanding on
the subject—as I never intended to give a
pourse of lectures, I wish my name to be era
sed from the same.
Litchfield, Nov. 23,1826.
To Correspondents.—We wish to insert ori
ginal poetry only when it is above mediocrity.
D. L. B’s. ode to Greece will hardly come up
to the standard.
In Cheshire, Miss Juliana Fields, daughter
of Mr* John Fields, aged S3; a child of Mr.
Orrin Fields, aged 7.
At Wolcott, on the 18th of October, Adin
Lewis, son of Reuben Lewis, after a short and
distressing illness, aged 21 years. At the
same house on the 10th, Leva J. Frost, aged
6 years.
In Oxford, on'the 16th inst. Mr. John San
ford aged 51.
At Forsyth, Monroe Co. Geo. on the
21st ult. Mr. Eber Tompkins merchant
formerly of Plymouth, aged 28.
In Hartford, on the 19th inst. Mr. Jon
athan Crosby, Printer, aged 25.
At Berlin, on Monday the 13th inst. the
Rev. Benoni Upson, D. D. senior pastor
of the 1st Society of that town, in the 77th
year of His age, and the 48th of his minis
try. Dr. Upson, was born at Waterbury
in this State, in the ye&r 1750 ; graduated
at Yale College in 1776; settled at Ber
lin in 1779; and continued in the pastoral
office to the1 time of his decease; having
been associated durinjpWio last ton years
with a colleague in the ministry. For
fourteen yo#|s ho was # fellow of Yale Col
lege from wl.ich he received his highest
honour, and during a part of that period,
was ft member of the Prudential Committee
of that Institution.
- - —f* YEARLINGS. three Brin
led, one Red with white |
' VWYVK under the belly and sonic other 1
white about the body,wnd one
Black with white under the belly—were taken
up in distress the 23d of November iost. The
owner is requested to prove property PHy
charges and take away his cattle without de
Warren. Nov. 20, 1823 «
BROKE into the rnduiur* of the luhat.
heron the tSd hist, a pied yeartinr
STEER no artificial utark. The owner is
equested to prose property pay chargw and
*ke him away.
Gosherl, Nor. *6, 1826. C4
DROKE into the enclosure of the suhscri
ber on the 10th day of November 18*6,
Lstnall two year old HEIFER, of a dark brin
lle colour, no artificial mark. The owner is
equested to prove property pay charges and
ake her away.
Norfolk, Nov. 18, 1826. S4
BROKE into the enclo
sure of the subscriber
on the 13th day ofNovem
ber inst. four two year old
HEIFERS, no artificial ear
or other mark. The owner
s reqnested to prove property, pay charges,
md take them away.
Canaan, Nov. 18, 1826.
FROM the pasture
of the snbscriber
the latter part of May
last, three Yearling
STEERS, one black
and white pied, black
lead with a white heart in his forehead—the
ithers brown, with no white upon them, one
uclined to brindle—no artificial mark. Who-.
;ver will return them to the subscriber, or
;ive information where they may be found,
ihall be handsomely rewarded.
Litchfield, (Northfield Soc.) Nov. 23. 24
VltTHEREAS my wife BETSEY, has elo
▼ v ’ ped from my bed and board without
iny just cause or provocation, I hereby forbid
ill persons harbouring on, trusting her on my
account, for I will not pay any debts of her
contracting after this date.
Homer, (N. Y.) Nov. 18, 1826. 24
FOUND in the Bam occupied and used by
the Subscriber iifcWolcott-Ville, in the
own of Torrington, a part of an ojd one
lorse Chaise and Harness. Whoever owns
he same is reqeusted to proi • the property,
iay the charges for storage-end for this ad
erti»ement and take it away shortly, or it
vill be sold for storage.
Torrington, Nov. 17, 1826. 24
New Establishment• /
fHish _
Respectfully informs the public
that he has established himself- a few
doors west of the Court-house, where he will
keep constantly on hand
i$'addles, Bridles, Harness of em
ery description, Trunks, Fo
lices, Travelling Bags, 8fc.
A share of the public patronage is solicited,
lie has on hand
of a superior quality. All orders thankftilly
received and promptly attended to.
Litchfield, Nov. 24,1826. £4
Academic Notice.
THE winter term of the Central Academy
in Harwinton, will commence on Mon
day the 5th December next under the care of
an experienced Teacher.
The terms of Boarding and Tuition will as
heretofore be moderate.
DAVI0 WILSON, > Trustees.
Harwinton, Nov. 22, 1826._84
continues to insure against loss by FIRE, on
the most liberal terms. It is believed that
the terms of this office, and the promptness
in adjustments, entitle it to as high confidence <
as any institution of the kind in the United
Litchfield, June 14, 1826._ tf I
It appears by a late number of the Ameri
can Stage Register, published in Boston, that
there are upwards of eighty direct lines of
Stages arrive and depart from that city, which
average about one hundred departures and as
many arrivals daily, making in all about twelve
hundred departures and arrivals in one week.
This is taking one coach for each line, where
as there are many that send two, and even
more extras on the same line.
The distance now travelled from Washing
ton City to Buffalo is 700 miles. Th<> dtsta.ee
by the, proposed National Hoed » onljr MO
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