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AND Peninsula Advertiser. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM A. MILLER, No. 9, HIGH STREET, BETWEEN MARKET AND KING STREETS....WILMINGTON. VOL. IV. SATURDAY, MAY 31 , 1817 . No. 44 . Conditions of this Paper. The DELAWARE GAZETTE 1 » »un LISIIED TWICE| A WEEK, AT ÏTVE DOLLARS A YEAR, PAYABLE|SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE. ADVERTISEMENTS willbe inserted THREE TIMES, ATONE DOLLAR A SQUARE AND TWENTY FIVE CENTS FOR p EVERY SUC* Payment to be MADE A> THE TIME WHEN THE ADVERTISE MENTS ARY LEFT AT THE OFFICE FOR PUB LICATION. ter Jfo PAPER DISCONTINUED UNTIIA ALL ARREARAGES ARE PAID. 5 CREDINO INSERTION. ! The following gentlemen are authorised to receive sub scriptions and money for the Delaware Gazette : Dover—Mr. John Manlore. Smyrnu — Mr. Benjamin Coombs. George Town, Del. — Mr. James An derson. Cantwell's Bridge — Mr. David Tf'il son, Jun. •Veto Castle—James Booth, Jr. Esq. Elkton,JHd.—Tobias liudulph, Esq. Other appointments will speedily ho made. To Rent , A handsome new two story Brick House in French, between Queen and Hanover streets. The situation is one of the pleasantest in the Borough. For further particulars inquire of John Spotts. May 10.-law4i. Notice is hereby given, That the books for iece,..„ s »uDscripUön, to the Brick Meeting-House and Uock Kun Turn, pike road, will be opened on toe sixteenth da rn ]untMiext, at Kock-run Brick Meeting-House, sold Dizard's Inn. By order of the Commissioners. May 17-3t. A CLERK WANTED. A steady young man, well recom mended, whowril.es a good hand, will reecivc immediate employment, by applying to J. P. Fairlamb, Surveyor and Conveyancer, Wilmington. May 21—3t Grand Lodge of Delaware. A Grand Staled Communication of the Grand Xjodge of Delaware will be held at the Town Hall, in the Borough of Wilmington, on Tuesday the twen* ty fourth day uj June next at ten o'clock A. M. being the Anniversary of St. John the Baptist. The subordinate Lodges are requested to attend by their representatives. By order of the R. IV. Gtand Master, James Booth, jun. Grand Sec'ry. New Castle , May 16. A. D. 1817. A. L, 5817* 340 ACHES OF Valuable Land for Side. The subscriber offers to sell at private sale, his very valuable tract of Land, si tuate in Pencader hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, adjoining lands of Abraham Short, Dr. John T. Re«s, and others, on the public road leading from Newark to Middletown. This tract con tains about 340 acres, about 80 of which cleared, part being under clover and a great deal of excellant meadow may easily be made—there is a never failing of water running through the premises and near to the present im provements which consist of a small log house, kitchen, 8cc. About 260 acres of this tract are woodland, and from its contiguity to Bohemia Manor, where wood is scarce, and within a quarter of a mile of a Saw Mill, renders it an ob ject worthy attention, proportion of woodland, it might eligibly l>e divided into three or more lots, so as to accommodate purchasers—and from the situation of the stream of water and the surrounding neighborhood, it is con sidered that it would be an excellent place for either a Tannery or Distillery. Application to be made either to Mr. John Herdman, Newark, who will give further information, or to the sub are stream From the large every scriber in Mill Creek hundred, near Lon don-Tract Meeting House. Samuel Howell. M*y 21—3t Horse-hills neatly executed AT TIIIS OFFICE, MOO REWARD. HANAWAY from the subscriber, tmSstur* day last, the mil inst, two negro me«. PETE«, About 2d yearsof xg*, yellow complex'on, about 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, had on when he went away an old fine blue cloth coat, datk grey cloth pantaloons, : new furred hat> and took with him sundry other clothes, such as gingham out.side jackets, and summer vests. B RISTE«, About 23 years of age, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, middling black, is a brother to Peter, had on when he went away, an old brown broad cloth coat, brown velvet pantaloons, and old drab broadcloth surtout, an old fine hat, 8c took with him such clothes as Peters. The above reward will be paid to any perioh who brings them home, or secures them so that ! can get them again, or fifty dollars for either of them. 'William Burton, Lewes Town. May 24— Copper and Copper Ware. G. F. HARLE Y, COPPERSMITHS, No, 95, S. Front-street , Philadelphia, Have constantly on hand, of thçir own manu facture, STILLS , From 20 to 140 gallons, suitable for fruit dis tillati Grain, Rum and Turpentine distillation, with copper and pewter worms; Sugar and Brew er's Boilers, Hatter's plank and coloring Ket tles, Wash Kettles, Sauce Pans, Tea Kettles, Copper a%l Brass Preserving Kettles, Grocer Pumps, Cranes and Measures, made in superior stile. ; Stills of 100 to any size upwards, for All articles repaired in the above line Old Copper, Brass, Pewter and Lead, bought and taken m exchange. All orders thankfully received, and punctual ly attended to. Sheathing Copper, Nails, Bolts, Spikes, &c. ALSO, 4n ashoituivi'. -*• . _ r. Plantations, Factories, Ships, Steam-iÄ.! — , For sale, on reasonable terms. WAN TLD — * » .he aiyove bus.ness. May 28-2m four Apprentices to THF. GAZETTE. From the Boston Palladium. O tell me not that Wine will soothe. O tell me not that Wine will soothe The heart deprest with woe ; O tell me not that Wine will smooth Grim Fenury's haggard brow ; For though its wave may beam as bright As evening's brilliant tear, It cannot gild Misfortune's night, Or calm the sinner's fear. O tell me not that Beauty's smile, (That sun of cloudless morn,) Can black Despair of woe beguile, Or blunt AfHiction's thorn ; For though awhile its beams may play Where health and pleasure bloom, Disease will shroud its pleasing ray— It shines not in the tomb. O tell me not that Fame can give The canker'd conscience peace ; O tell me not that Fame will live When hope and life shall cease ; For though it points where honor bleeds, And bids the bosom burn, Yet, as the lightning swift, recedes, When Time hath grasp'd his urn. But tell me that Religion's ray Can light the soul to heav'n, O tell me this can point the way To Him on quicksands driven, And I'll believe ;—for well I know That this alone can save, That this can chase the clouds of woe And gild the peasant's grave. ALBERT. Masonic Character of Wash ington. From an Oration, by JV. W. Bigelow, of Massachusetts. Having already contemplated such n variety of distinguished features in this great and amiable character* docs it still admit of addition ? Is there room in the portrait for another trace ofthe beautiful pencil, that will increase its beauty ? Yes, my breth ren, to us another and no less in teresting view remaius. Animated with a generous philao'lirophy, ouijsee deceased brother earl ; sought admis sion into our ancient and honorable fraternity, at once to enable him to cherish with advantage this heavenly principle, and enlarge the sphere of its operation. He cultivated our art with sedulous attention, and never lost an opportunity of advancing the inte rest or promoting the honor of the Crafl. While commander in chief of the American revolutionary army, he countenanced the establishment and encouraged the labors of a travelling lodge among the military. He wise ly considered it as a school of urbani ty, well calculated to disseminate those mild virtues of the heart, so ornamental to i.ie human character 1 and so peculiarly useful to correct the ferocity of soldiers, and alleviate the miseries of w ir. The c-.-i es *>f ' his high office engrossed too tiueh of his time to admit of his engaging in t:je duties of the chair; yet lie found frequent opportunities to visit the lodge, and thought it iio derogation from his dignity there to stand on a level with the brethren. True to our principles on all occasions, an incident once occurred which enabled him to displny their intluence to his foes. A body or American troops, in some successful rencounter with the enemy, possessed themselves, among other liooty, of)the jewels and furniture of a British travelling lodge of masons. This property was directed by the commander in chief to he returned uiuipc it ti.|, of truce to its former proprietors, sage, purporting t(ml the Americans did not make war kpon institution* of Itenevolenee. Of his attachment to onr order in general, you my re-pee,ted brethren, of the most worshipful grand lodge of tiiis commonwealth, have had per sonal knowledge. Ilis answers to your repeated addresses breathe throughout the spirit of brotherly h ve; and his affectionate return of thanks for the hook of constitutions v, hielt you '.»resented him, and for the uonor, es he was pleased to consider it, which you did him in the dedica tion, must be ev' îence highly satisfac tory of the respectful estimation in „ >iit'll he held you. The information ceeived from our brethren, who had nippiness to be members of the lodge over which he presided many years, ami oi which he died the mas ", furnishes abundant proof of his persevering zeal for the prosperity of the institution. Constant and punctu al in ltis attendance, scrupulous in his observance of the regulations of the lodge, and solicitous at all times to communicate light and instruction, lie discharged the duties of the chair with uncommon dignity and intelli gence in all the mysteries of our art. Nothing can more highly conduce to the prosperity and honor of masonry, than a successful imitation of his bright examples. It cannot fail of Us ellccl upon our brethren in its im mediate neighborhood in the south ; —they will beautify their column. And shall we he outdone in zeal ? Placed geographically in the east, in a quarter of the Union from wjiich the nation has been accustomed to learn wisdom, it should be our pecu liar care to diffuse light throughout the temple of masonry. As it is well known that we shared largely in I lie esteem and affection of our de ceased brother—it is easy to perceive that our good conduct will itself be an encomium on his memory. Wc Hl.au.. W me« : ne before us, among the sad emblems! of mortality, not only the sword which in this neighborhood he drew in de fence of his country, hut also the very attire which, lie has often worn ask mason. How devoutly Is it to be wished that these striking memorials may stimulate us to a noble cinula tion ; that like the mantle of Elijah, they may inspire us with an unaltera hie attachment to virtue and benevo lene« 1 This day witnesses to the world in what veneration we hold the memory of departed greatness ; let not the solemnity be without its ap propriate effect upon ourselves. While with funeral pomp and masonic lion ors, we celebrate the obsequies of our deceased brother, while we bend with anguish over Ute urn which contains a'part of what was mortal in him,'* ' < u» lii.e him remember, that we are animated with a heavenly flame, which the chill damps ot death tan not extinguish; like him resolve to square our actions by the rule ot rec liludc, persevere in the line of our duty, ami restrain our passions within the compass ol propriety, knowing *hat the all-seeing eye ol our Supreme Grand Master above, continually ob serves us : l liai when we shall have performed the task assigned us hero, we uja y Nkc him he called irom our work to those refreshments which a lone can satisfy our immortal desires: That when we put oft this earthly clothing, we may he arrayed witli the garments ol glory, put on the jewels ol light, and shine lorescr in the su ; ? a Wime « ■ol. * A lock of General Washington's hair was deposited in ill ■ urn home in masonic funeral procession on this occasion. « IF I Was HE. Ah ! what if you was ? Why 1 would do so and so. No, sir, under the same cireum-iaiiees. you would do just like him, or worse. *•' If I was a minister," says a well meaning parishioner, and lmd ns lit tle to do as most ministers have, 1 would study my sermons better, I would not eoiue into the pulpit with out a sermon, and have to make orn as 1 go along ; nor would 1 preach one of Blair's. If I was a lawyer," says a farmer. " i should lint fiuvc the face to ask three dollars for a word of advice." But suppose, sir, you had spent five hundred pounds in qualifying your self to give that advice ? Neighbour such a one has a farm —lie owns a large stock of cattle— hut. he lives wretched in his house. Ilis wife is a drozzle, his floors are an inch thick with dirt—his tables A chairs are covered with grease. Ifl was he, I would put things in better order, or I'd know the reason why. Alas, poor man, wait till you have a slut for a housekeeper, and then you'll change your tone. " If I was such a one," says a young man, « I would not marry such ajady, for depend on it she will be a Xanlip pc. If I was lie, I am sure I could not love her." « If 1 was a married man, says an old bachelor, « I would govern my children or I'd know the reason why. There Is neighbour sueli a one, who suffers his children to do all manner of mischief, and if a word of reproof is uttered, the little fellows laugh in his face." Bachelors, children are always well governed. What a pity (hat since the world is so had, this Mr. I, who is so wise and benevolent, cannot turn into every body, and correct every body's vices and follies—then change from every body into I again, aud correct I's own vices and follies. i< " The democrats still persist in the assertion that Connecticut is revolu tionized. We cannot agree with them, yet. It is true, indeed, that an idol has been set up—called Toleration, which nobody can describe, says that it is a cherished balling of democracy, •nd has drawn after it some mistaken worshippers. These like addled ninths have left the bright sun of Federal ism, to flutter in the paltry beams of a democratic ignis fatuus. Their num ber is however small, and their im portance less. They do not count among (hem one individual, eminent for talents, or distinguished for integ rity. It is pretended to he sure that our Lieutenant Governor, some mem bers of the council, and some other men of note are of their party, hut this is a trick to give themselves respeetihility, at the expenee of truth. These eminent men are tolerutiuuifits. hut they are sueh toleralionists. a, were the Walcotts, the Trumhn'ls, Ellsworth, Griswold, Goodrich, und Smith, and such as are the federalists of the present day ;—they are feder alists, and t lie busy brush of demo cracy though it may paint them ever so often, will always produce a cari cature ifil paint* them otherwise. The democratic tolerationists, who have gone over fro k> Kwipralbm.-—and tl.cr- are a tew suen—an „e .. ferent race. They are men, who be ing governed by superlative selfish can be always bought by that which bids highest for their menial services. They will ever he found where their interest lies. To spe^k figuratively of them, they are those birds of carrion, which darken theatmosphere of every political field, watching for that which men despise. At another day, when the seasons change and profit invites them in a notlier direction, we shall see them on ihe wing lor another country, and mother cause.—(Con. Mir. ness, cause K Extract of a let 1er from a gentleman Kingston, U. C. to the Editor of the Alb. D. Adr. dated i )th May, 1817, « Tire act laying,* or rather, au thorising the governor in cumu li to additional lounge dulyTm A tnerican vessi-ts, arc aiWithmnl imp'-t duties on Amcrteon h. V-,1 I»"'" • manufactures, being limited to the end of the lust session of the Provin cial Legislature, and not being contin ued, has expired. So that there is now iio impost on American manu factures ami produce generally, im ported into this Province. There is, however, the former duty on salt and 3d per lb. on Tobacco. 1 he duties which have been suffered to expire, may he received at tire next session. The question idr coat inning them was not acted upon, suddenly, on account of certain offensive regulations pas sed by the House. It is expected that another session will take place before next winter. American flour and other produce isnow admissible atMontival, through this Province, or in British boats ; and American boats may now he brought in and sold here, without du ty ou them, as American manufac tures." Zchulon Rockit'uy, of Lyme calls on bis creditors in tire following good humoured style : Wants —Perhaps there is no word better understood than want, for " all persons have their wants." Some want a new Governor in Con necticut; some want to continue the old one ; some want petty offices (if they cannot get better,) some want such to be disappointed ; some want wives, and some want to get! rid of them ; some want one thing and some want another. For my own part 1 want my pay of those, who owe me ; the reason is my creditors want their pay of me, and 1 want to pay them. The lawyers want business and they e indebted <nts by 'icy do think ft may want for »" to me wil' the firs' not sett, they wi. will co' will A Ci quake \ iu this tc o'clock y The sai Medford, t and proba which we h.