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>VEDiï'E$D.Jir. AUGUST 20.
On Monday evening last, by the
Rev. William Pryoc, Mr, John Gor
don to Miss Sarah JILChire.
Federal Meeting.
At a meeting of the Fedora isis of
New Castle County, assembled, pur
suant to public notice, at the house Of
Charles Allen, at Christiana Bridge,
on Saturday the lCili instant.—
called to the chair, and
John J. Manors, was appointed
Or motion it was resolred, that
there he chosen, in each hundred, at
a meeting to be callwl for that pur
pose, in the: hundreds respectively, on
Saturday th« tith of September next,
three Delegates, to convene at this
place on Saturday the 13th of Sep
tember, to form a County Ticket, am!
report the same to the County Meet
ing to assemble here at the satin
On motion, Resolved, That there he
appointed a committee of two persons
in each hundred to call a meeting and
superintend the election of the said
Delegates in their respective him
deeds at such place an,) at such hour
on the said 6th of September as they
may think proper.
Whereupon the following persona
Were appointed, to wit:
Brandywine Hundred— Ehhu Tal
ley, jr. sind Jacob Hutton.
Christiana Hundred— James Brind
ley,jr. and James Armor.
Mill Creek Hundred— Joseph Gil
pin, am! Holton Vavnall.
White Clay Creek IIundred-George
Russell, and Robert Ocheltrec.
New-CastU: Hundred— Even Tho
mas, ami George Tenrce.
Ib-nnailer Hundred— Jesse Bouldin
and Thomas Bradley.
Bid I,ion Hundred— John Green,
and Abner Allst on.
St. George's Hundred— David Wit
non, Jr. and John Wood.
Appoquinniniink Hundred— Alex
ander ALFaidan, and William Roth
On motion. Resolved, That these
proceedings he pmdislied in the Dk
kawakr Gazette, and that when
this meeting adjourns, it do adjourn
to meet at this place or. Saturday the
13th Septem her next, at 10 o'clock.
A. M.
Whereupon the. meeting adjourned
John J. Mulligan, Secretary.
A View oftlie Western Country.
Extract from a letter written by a ci
tizen of the District of Maine, who
bad been induced by the flattering
accounts given of the Western
States, to make a pilgrimage into
that section of the country.
" After having examined the lands
in the hack part of Pennsylvania, un
til I arrived within twenty miles of
Lake Eric, ami ,.ot finding any of a
quality to make a farm, the price of
which was within my means of pur
chase, I set out on my return with an
intention oflooking at a different sec
tion of the country, determined if pos
sible to he pleased, ns I did not wish
to he disappointed. I returned in the
direction of Baltimore ; the country
through which I now passed was very
similar to that which I had travelled
over on my way to the interior ; the
bottom lands good, but the price very
high—the pine barren, rocky and
mountainous lands low, but would
starve the most industrious person
that should he placed on them,
" ) arrived at Baltimore on the 2d
of June, from whence I obtained a
passage to this place by water, and
although I have travelled more tJmn

S miles by land, & much farther by wri
ter. Jihayc spent a considerable sum nt
money, move than I could well afford
(o do, still I consider myself a con
sul« rahle gainer, as the farm I now
at this place I consider to he
worth so much more than I former
ly did as will much exceed all ir.y ex
" I sincerely hope that those persons
who contemplate removing to the
' Country, will hereafter take
th precaution of visiting the country
before they move their families, as it
guard them against distress*
which would be harrowing up mv feel
ings anew to describe— as in the whole
course of my travels through the
western country 1 never saw a New
England settler that did not regret
ids situation—and in almost every in
stance, ami with tears in their ey«s,
declare their intention of returning,
if they should ever find themselves
able, so to do. Some account of the
accomirwdntions in .that interior conn
try may not he perhaps uninteresting.
As soon as I got to the mountainous
country, 1 found very few other than
log houses—and these so bad, that
were paupers of any of our towns in
New-England kept in such places,
the towns so keeping them would he
execrated by all the people of this
se«:tiou of the country—their halt
clothed children could only he apolo
gized for, as the people live beyom!
the supply of European manufactures 1
and are so unfortunate as to lose near
ly all the sheep they attempt raising,
by (he wolves."
Since our last, all the Southern tlm
mails, fof w hich seven were due from
the. south of Richmond, and fi.ur only
I'rom that place) have been received. '
as well as the regular mail of yester
duV. Their failure is hut too w«T
accounted for by the information
thev bring of the desolating effects of {
the late deluge. We barn, by Jette s
from North-Carolina, that the grem P
rain of the 8lh and 9th. was as over 1
whelming ami as injurious to mills. I
low-land crops. &c. in the Aiddle re
gion ofthat state, a, it was north of
ft; and It alipears-that the states for
ther south, had also suffered conside
rably bv previous excessive rains,
Instead of being surprised at the ic
lerrupfion of the mails, after leavng
the general destruction of hridg. s.
md the imindatious of the numerou
large water-vo.irw» for live hun.lre,
miles on the southern line, we shou'd
, Other feel surprise that they were so
soon restored to regularity, were w,
not well acquainted with the. prompt
activity of the Post Office Department
on stud. occasions. .Vat. Ini.
From the Alb,my Gazette.
The Editor of'the Salem Gazette
humovuusiv remarks, that " the
President's tour holds out like
widow's cniist, much to the comfort
and taste of all printers of newspapers.
This seasonable event has been our
only support fora long ..-foreign
news uninteresting—no compensation
|,,V—-no comets or clips,rs-no spots
im the sun—hugs and cot worms all
gene the wav of all flesh.-ourpigeon
holes empty :-our only resource
seemed tu he Riley's Travel«. War
dun's letters. Kiddles, or Recipes for
die cure of corn s, chilblains, and the
, , . .. „
''The tour of the President, lias in
deed been a most fruitful theme for
all of our newspaper editors, excepting
hero and there one, who, like our
elves so stubbornly republican, that
, .C„ I*.; , 1 ...
!u„ hie r" »ilerof eour iy pomp, and
Sish «4travigai.ee. For'ourselves,
heartily rejoice that the President
has at kngtl . >- /
where there arc ä
,1S h0 ' , h , V: km, he
tm u ( ( 0i * J.jj • ' j • ' c |
T T L vv lk d low
7 he went on foot over
the hill-—hoi 1
the budge—-how Jirry Mac Ibyen
.Hl. lUiulc-W«». ami
how the children with clean faces
through the streets-how the Presi
«lent blessed them, and wished them
to all grow up goo.l demoi rats-how
he went to the sign ol the hull's head,
where he found a fat-bellied Mayor, &
a dozen hungry Aldermen, ready to
eat or drink themselves to death in
honor of his arrival—hew the yan
ket-s threw away Choir ivesikn

and trenchers. and gave him his fried
oysters on a glass platten —and then
bow be got into his coach, gave his
whip a crack, and went off hingbing
heartily in bis sleeve at the folly of
the gaping throne. We say we rejoice
with excluding great joy, that the
President has salbly arrived in a land
where Aldermen and Editors are as
scarce as honest men at Washington :
tor we may now soon cole,ulate that
we can open a newspaper without be
ing set into a lit ot" the gaps at the
sight of" the President" standing in
an imposing attitude at the head of
live or six solid columns of the pret
tiest words that our <|uilldrivers can
borrow from the dictionary. The e
ditor of the Salem Gazette, however,
seems to think this sort, or reading
quite comfortable, especially in dog
«lays. It is, says he, " perfectly salu
tary and safe for all ages and sexes,
for it excites no violent emotion, nei
ther convulsions nor swoonings ; it is
true it is sometimes " effecting," hut
it is never distressing ; in its respect
it is much superior to the fictions of
Romances and Novels, for in the per
siihI of these the eyesight will some
rimes he clouded by tears, and the
sobs and sighs of sympathy cannot
always Im suppress« 1 «!."
The President has probably by this
arrived at Niagara, from whence, lie
is <o proceed to Detroit, where we
presume he will lie waited upon by
those celebrated Chiefs, * Walk in-the
miter,' ' Sptit-Log,' • One-who puts
hisfoot in it,' ' Dig Elk .' and ' Thun
der-Storm,' with an address forward
cd to them from Boston. Whether
there is to he a grand papoose review
we havo not learned.
The Contrast.
_ ,, , .. . „
It has frequently been a subject «.(
remark, that v bile the tried patriots
of the revolution, the founders ot
our independence and of the const. tu
lion, who filled the higueat ofneea in
tlm gift of the nati«>n dijnng the ad- l
mmistrationr of \\ ashington ami
Adams, amassed no fortunes, or ac
' umulated no property while in office,
successors irom comparative
•"'>igi"ficanee, have arisen to the
highest rank ut wealth and opulence,
{ *•" «rcamstaorc was brought lure.
'»'y "> ° ur >T'' the oll, . eP b - v th "
P elsUa °,. f - e, f < r ' P le<civ . t l a
1 ' "* >'» °' 'j 1 ' 8 ' '»J.' f, om . the honanAI. 1
I imotliy I lekertng ; in wliieh as an
apology tor not writing more, he
observes.—" tram the opening of
spring, to the close of endnmn.l am
laboriously emplmjcd m cultivating my
little farm. W hat a striking contrast
* " ve «*•»* betwe< ' n ..
he s, tu , tom and circumstances oi
venerable patriot, Ptikr.ung,
11,1 ,ll( ' th.msands ofuprtuits who
mve succeeded by cunning and fraud.
" obta.u.ng places ot honorant! proh.
« our government. The veteran pa
^«riavG. I.as «le
uU ? the ^t|*artoUl.feol . 2y t ar S .
« " 1C '!? "««"try. Hr
•» P«»;»«. , at t}*
hi'giniRg of. the revolution, by the side
w ''shingt...., who never «mec sus
pffteri his patriotism, his fidelity, or
M« courage. After the revolution, lie
M the important offers ot Post
the|-Master-Genera1, Secretary of War.
seeretaw of State, in regular
s.on. Since which time, lu- has
"«tc-e S s.on.
>«™ * S /'"'" tor »* C, ' n
*"'> ••»«»»equi-ni'y *
'| v<! for seier.il ycais. Ifc m il, 1
ihepuhlic service possessed ol a little
am. ; and h H retired with no more,
< <><' Gxall.itins, and a host ot ol.ers
"'»t might be named, have enteren
the service equally mi«,» »■
'* ,n 1 irK P ', IVG ',. Ml '.
;• a long life,
lus country, has rrtiml, with lus own
/igmis, to cultivate, for the remainder
1,18 .J v , ...
'f «® W , ,U ' h ! s \ No ! «
And that since the dismissal of the
pat.-urt. oi the revolution from office
their successors, many of whom had
neither talents or character to reemn
»«nd them, have smldently arisen to
prjncily wealth, . ,
pensive livery at their heels, and have
beeome the lords of manors. While
—mark t his, reader I'imothv
PiCRKiUNG, who has devoted hail a
eentary to the public employment
in stations tho most elevated, the most
conspicious, the most trying, the most
J, lisi()ll ._ is . now , like a Cinch.m
'; uu,u
a9 a T T| . aitor
' " 1
™" a ISTHE lwKtsnM ;
htiudajyestcr^y, we
his little farm." But is
building houses—
1 his is the man who has
-Say, my Coun
In noticing the President's arrival
at Concord, N. II. in our paper of
forgot to mention
; b
following highly important eircum
stance. given in the Concord Patriot.
" A Living Eagle, a native of our
own forests, and the symbol of our
martial prowess, perched on the sum
mit of the twentieth, arch, and under
the canopy of stars by which it was
surmounted,apparently watching with
intense curiosity and curiosity and
surprise, the concourse of people pas
sing under him, heightened in the
hosoin of every Beholder, the interest
of this lively spectacle. It was a de
light fui sight to behold this haughty
monarch of the feathered tribes, tin
pride of the forest, encircled by tile
blaze of the stars he lores, stifling for
a moment his untamed spirit of liber
ty, and gratefully spreading his pin
ions as the chief of the nation passed,
which had chosen him from the whole
range ot animated nature, as the em
blem of its glory and strength.
Mr. Monroe appears to he highly
favored. He ran hardly venture out,
hut some of the " haughty monarchs
of the feathered tribe," arc seen flut
tering over his head. When sworn
into office at Washington, precisely at
the time In: took the oath, an Eagle
was seen to soar over the capital. This
was considered an auspicious omen,
and the joke would have gone off well,
Iliad it not unfortunately been discov
ered that the Italian sculptor, who,
like every body else at Washington,
wasalmost burning up w it h patriotism,
had let loose the Eagle kept for a mo
del, in honor of the dap ! Now as an
inducement for the Pres'dent to pay
us a visit, we will pledge ourselves
that a « Living Eagle" [kept by a
gentlemen in this city] shall soar over
his head nt such time and place us
shall he. named, and the circumstance
shall he duly |rublishcd as being alto
„ aether fortuitous. We will not pledge
«.( wipw|vf| forthe „ ^tenseness" of the
E , <( , g „ curiosity" or "surprise"
ot (>n t | 10 ot . casion . But we will warrant
tu- it t0 |)e „ tPU8 E , aml IMJ counter
in ^ °
N. B. Should arches he erected,
the Engle shall perch upon the
" summit" of one of them, either the
tenth or twentieth, as shall he judged
proper.— lb.
From the Baltimore Federal Republican.
Jf the sky falls, we may catch larks.
W r observe some foreign papers
employe'll in speculations on the. pro
bable fate of France, in case of the
demise of the present king. The ed
itors have put all the members of the
Bourbon dynasty at the bead of differ
ent factious ail of whom, nut forget
ting Maria Louisa, are to make a hold
push for (lie throne. Whut may take
place in a new order of tilings, it h
impossible to say ; hut it is perfectly
fair to oppose one conjecture to a no
(lier. Is it not then very probable
that France, after having suffer« 1 !'
calamities almost unparalleled in the
history of civilized nations, lias be
i ome at last perfectly thought sick ol
revolutions—nmt on the plain princi
ple that a burnt child dreads the lire,
the French will submit to (heir own
monarc hy rather iban to attempt 6
disturb (he repose of Europe again
Is it credible »fier the flames oi'Mos
t.iiw, that any Fluropean power will
become an ally offensive and défensive
with France, to promote the ambition
of this nation, wln-n those nations
have suffered so riiui-li, not less by
treaties than by wart Is there a sin
glc. object tiiat any European power
i an gain by the formation of snob an
alliance, lo be compared with the dan
gers to he apprehended ?—If the allies
are indeed iucapabie of learning wis
dom from experience,—if they belong
T | lrtt t ^ e sovereigns of Europe are ail,
what Burke denominate.) 1
dom from experience,—if they belong
to that class of men whom their own
sufferings will not convince, then they
must ho not only idiots, hut one de
gree worse than idiots—put the fin
ger of a fool on a burning coal, ami
lie has at least sense enough to take
it away. We have hoard this stated
as a fact, that by placing a glow ing
coai before the mouth of a cat, and
treading on her tail at. the same time,
she may he compelled to chew the
burning and savoury morsel : hut we
do not believe that any of the ran
narclis of Europe, legitimate nr ille
gitimate, belong to this order of ani
mals.—Let these editors make mil
nailed, velvTt-puwed, long tailed ami
green-eyed philosophers,"—in plainer
English, eats,—and their arguments
will apply.—Speculations of the east
of char. toter above mentioned, are as
eurrent as copper *:oin, and about as
valuable. To supposeastate of things
different from what exists and to
argue from them as facts, is an old
mode of argument adopted in
courts, that brings to reeolleetion an
anecdote of thief justice Jay
counsel was supposing a statement of
facts different from what appeared in
evidence, when he was cheeked by the
judge —suppose nothing, sir, said the
of court; argue from the facts in eyi
theldence. There is no end, said theohiel
justice, to arguments of (his kind ;
wjien a different state of facts is nu.«'c
out by evidence, it will he time
nougli then to consider of that chsi .
The counsel promisrd eompliann ,
hut shortly afterwards trespassed
gain—supposing, (said he) gentlemen
of the jury, that the state ofia-ls was
different—Tliis is the second lime
said the chief justice, that I have
eaution«'d the gentleman at the, bar
against this mode of argument—
There could he no law, said lie, no
rule of action for any particular act,
if a different act could invalidate that
law—if another were admitted, it
would he to invalidate not only every
legal, hut every moral obligation also.
Let me caution you, sir, to liewa'e
how you offend the third time in this
point; the counsel again promised
compliance, and was again unmindful
of his word. Suppose, genth-men of
the jury, said the counsel, that the
facts were different ^—suppose, said
the chief justice, that you should sit
down, sir.
Albany, Aug. 11.
Destructive Fires.
The valuable buildings owned by
Mr. Benäaelaer Schuyler, at Stillwat
er, consisting of a gristmill, two saw
mills a fulling mill and carding ma
chine, wore distroyed by tire on
Thursday night last. The loss, we
are informed, cannot he less than from
12 to 15,000 dollars. The property
had been insured, but the insurance
policy expired some weeks since. The
tiro caught in the fulling-mill, and
was accidental.
On Friday night the vnluahh 1 mil!»
at Waterford, belonging to Archibald
M'lntyre, Esq, of this city, were also
destroyed by fire. 'I'lie fire was com
municated to the mills, from a nuil
ding adjoining, which hail been unin
habited for some lime, and the deed
is supposed to have been perpetrated
by some villain. The amount of pro
perty «li-stroyed is estimated at near
20.000 dollars. Flight thousand dol
lars were insured.
New Orleans, July 12.
The U. S. Sehr. Firebrand. l.L
Cunningham, lias arrived Irom 'S era
Cruz, where Lt. C. had been sent on
command ; we learn that, he was ve
ry politely used tiy the Dons.
Looking Glasses, Hardware,
Dry Goot 1
TT.irXE l?
At I fie corner of Marke»
Keep constantly lor sale an ele
gant assortment of
Plated, Brass and Japanned wares,
\\ holesulc and Bclail;
Ihy Goods,
By the piece, all of which (hey are
willing to sell ut very reduced prices,
and request their Wilmington friends
to call.
Aug. 20—3t
Ranaway from the subscriber, on Mon
day the 21st inst. a negro man named
About 23 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches
high, of a pleasar t countenance when
spoken to. He had on when he went
away a blue and white striped coatee,
calico waistcoat, dark panlaloons, pieced
in the seat, and fur hat, with crape, tol
erably well worn ; also a pair ot shoes,
with my name maiked on the lining, a
pair of cotton striped stockings. He is
very fond of playing on the violin.
\\ hoever.takes up and brings home said
negro, shall receive the above reward
with all reasonable charges.
Stephen liotighten,
Neat- Christian» Bridge, L)eJ.
Aug. 20—tf
Look Here! Speculators.
We, the subscribers, having purchased
all the Real Estate of Daniel Coxe, late
of Kent County, s'ate of Delaware, de
ceased, offer the same tor sale, on the
most reasonable terms. This property
consists principally of timbered lands,
situate in Murderkdl hundred and county
aforesaid, and within 3 or 4 miles of the
village of Camden, and the same distance
front the town of Dover, the seat of gov
eminent of the state of Delaware.
Persons wishing to purchase, will •
call on either of us, who will eben 1'uJly •
shew the premises, and make known the ^
Aug. 16—tf
John Reede, Sea.
John Reede, Jan.
Thomas Dehorty,
Foster Price,

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