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you fondly excepted to be captain of tbc
militia company, and was disappointed.
They would not choose you representative,
or they would, choose you hog-reeve; and
you were left to drop in secret the tea» of
mortified ambition. You could tell no
mao of your trouble; for these are incom
municable sorrows.—Well, fiicnd, the on
ly remedy for such unutterable anguish
ia—to spend you» evenings oftenor nt
home, OF.d leave the ungrateful public to
ita own delusions.
Heaven and earth
If Romo must fall, that you arc innocent.
Directions for building Chimneys
which will never require sweeping .— In
stead of plastering the inside of Chimneys
in the usual way, take mortar, made with
ono peck of salt to each bushel of lime, ad
ding as much sand and loam as will render
*it fit for work, and thon lay on a thick coat.
If the chimney has qo ofects for the soot
to lodge on, it will continue perfectly clean
and free from all danger of taking fire.
Tho writer of this has tried tho experi
ment, and after three years constant iho of
a chimney, plastered as above directed, be
could never obtain n quart of soot, though
he several times employed a sweep to
scrapo it from top to bottom. To per
sons living in tho country, this will be
found a valuable discovory.
Translated from the Spanish.
All preacli humility, noue practice it.
Tho master thinks it is doctrine for his
sorvants; the worldiags for the clergy: and
tho clergy for their congregations.
The difforence between happiness and
wisdom is, that the man who thinks him
self most wise is generally the very reverse.
Reproach not thy wife with bitterness,
if she gives sustenance to thy son, lest lie
should swallow with fier milk the tears of
bis mother.
Death opens the door to fame, and closes
it to envy; it breaks the chain of the captive,
and places the destiny of the
hands of a new master.
There is nothing farther or nearer, more
bidden or revealed, than God.
An army understands better the idea of
glory, than of liberty.
Happiness is a plant, which only flourish
es in tho temperate zone of the passions.
Military government unites in itself all
the vices of despotism and all the dungc
of anarchy.
slave in the
The Troy Sentinel tolls the following
good story.—
" Almost thirty years sinco, nn English
gentleman with whom we subsequently
become acquainted, Mr. Benjamin Cried
land, of Leicester, detected und brought
to justice a large gang of pickpockets,"by
unwittingly adopting one of their privato
signals—The transaction as lie nurrutedit
to us is as follows:—
"Mr. Criedland
t , attending tho crowd,
ej annual fair, held in a clover field ad
joining Leicester. Ho casually noticed
that a person in the throng had a sprig of
trefoil stuck in the latchotof his shocs.°In
a few minutes, his attention was arrested
by remarking another with a sprig similar
ly situated. His first and natural conclus.
, the sprigs had been thus caught
and retained by rumbling among the luxu
riant clover of the field : but on looking
around he discovered so many who Lore
tho same sprig in the shoe, tha't he at once
concluded it meant something more than
met his eye, which he determined if pos.
sible to discover. Accordingly, he retired
a little, mounted a clover sprig, according
to pattern, in his own shoe, and mingled
again with the crowd. In a very few
minutes a brother sprig jogged his arm and
in an under tone, said, " Do you cut or car.
pr " 1 carry:" said Criedland, without
knowing tho meaning of either the question
or tho reply. Then come along with me
rejoined Ins introgater. Criedland com!
plied, and in a few moments his companion
nipped off the skirt of a gentleman's coat
with the pocket, containing a well lined
pocket-book, and thrust it into his hand,
rhe mystery wos now unriddled. Mr.
Criedland separated from his now friend a 3
soon as possible; alarmed the police who
waro in attendance in a short time, with
nirb I , U 1 gang - ° f " b0Ut tWCDt y
thoir aid, arrested ; j_
pickpockets, who were "identified hy'''th'i
sprigs—to whom it had served
of recognition and fellowship."
A criminal cause of rather a novel com
plexion was tried at tho Court of Common
I leas in Augusta, Mo. befjre Judge Whit
n ' an - A woman was indicted a:id convict,
ed of beating her husband! Tho.
fair, Dehoruii iiivi.o.oscm, was n
day talking at her husband, in a high kc
Soon afterwards, he
out of the door on tho ground, uuda stick
of wood about four feet long followed after
him. The person who saw him fall
up immediately, and found him lying sense
'ss, his head bruised and bleeding, and
marks of hair and blood on the stick ; she
was then trying to raise him up. There
was no one witness who saw tho blow given,
except her daughter, a child 9 years old!
who testified under evident fear of her »no
ther. The Judge, in charging the jury,
said he had never known a caao of this
kind before, but that the law affords its
protection to the husband ns well as to the
wife. The jury returned a
_ guilty, and the eourt sentenced her to
a fine, and give security to ]
for two years.
The cotton factory of Messrs. Breed &
Brewer, Pittsburg, was destroyed by fi ro
on the evening of Wednesday'last. ' Locs
''stimafed at 88090, about $5000 0 f which
vas insured.
a3 a signal
terauujnrr hv
is.trff'one sum
Been to
' as
verdict of
p the peace
A young lady of respectability, residing
in Race street, above Right!», being o
bliged to leave home on Saturday evening
last, on an errant in Fourth street, with no
other protection than that offered by a fa
vourite house dog, of the largest size, that
ran frolicking at a short distance from her,
while passing Franklin Square wasiffet by
a strange young fellow, who insultingly
addressed hei, and (not knowing there was
another puppy so nem nt hand) proceeded
to put his arm around her neck, and kiss
her. The faithful animal, seeing his
young mistress rudely assailed, leapt from
the gutter upon the hack of the fellow and
fastened upon his coat! When the lady
had succeeded in suppressing her laughter
at tho poor fellow's astonishment and lu
dicrous appearance, from his earnest sup
plication, she called her guard to her, and
the chap look to his heels, with the loss
of one sk irt! — Chronicle.
New York, Jan. 7.
Prompt Arrest ,—Tho * partner of
SridfconBanking lious», charged with the
commission of several forgeries, took pas
s:ig 9 in the Wm. Byrnes, under a fictitions
nanroffor this port, which vessel sailed on
Nôv.* 17th. The necessary documents
proving the facts were transmitted by the
Goorgo Washington, which sailed on tho
21th, and arrived before the Wm. Byrnes.
The consequence was that the delinquent
before landing was arrested by a Sheriffs
officer, and carried to prison. This event
should admonish persons who commit
crimes in the old country, that fleeing
the new world does not afford a secure ref
uge from justice.— Courier.
A person called upon us last evening
and made the following statement, with
request that wo should give it publicit
About six o'clock in the evening, Mr.
Douglass, in going up "Go-Forth Alley,"
saw two men maltreating Mr. Wiison
H r. nt. Mr. II. called lo Mr. D. for aid.
This was given, and Mr. Hunt was
ducted to his store, u Inch he entered. A
thiid person then joined the two assailants,
and they nil made an
Douglass, who knocked
attack upon Mr.
_ down, and
then made his escape into a neighbouring
store, where ho found some friends, who
accompanied him home. The three
however, followed, and used abusive lan
guage. Meantime Mr. Richards, tho
prosecuting attorney, came up and volun
teered his services to aid in securing the
men, who seeing that fhcie was some dan
ger of airest, ran off. Mr. Douglass offere
820 for the detection of the offenders.—
U. S. G incite.
^ A shocking accident occurred at Manch
Chunk on Friday. In clearing the end of
a coal bank preparatory to tho operations
next spring, a large portion of the hank
gave way unexpectedly, and killed four
Sweeny! ^ < bSmoro V af/tf IPCourtney*, bo
rides dreadfully wounding two others._
This ir the Worst accident that has
cur red at Mauch Chunk.
yet oc
Warning to Burglars.—A negro ful
low attempted to enter a house in Balti
more, a few nights ago, by descending the
chimney. Mistaking the size of the flue,
he had not proceeded more than halfway!
when he slipped, and in a moment, found
himself in a quandary, being jammed in so
tight that he could not get up or down ;
after many fruitless efforts to extricate
himself, he cried for help, and with the
sistance of the gentleman who occupied
the house and some of the ncighbois, lie
was drawn up, but so bruised and other
wise injured that it is thought doubtful
whether he will recover.
I ■
Wc find (he following article in the Au
gusta (Geo.) Courier.—
"Is it possible? Can it he believed ?
In the face of this community, the Wil
liam Senbrook, Captain Dubios, with Gov.
ernor Hamilton on hoard, on leaving our
wharf, on Saturday morning last, hoisted
tho United States Flag, Union down, with
the revolutionary tri-color flying over it!
The indignation wc feel in common with
an insulted community, docs not allow
to speak another word concerning such
A late numbei of the London Globe, in
speaking of a contemplated forced loan bv
the Neapolitan Government on the mer
chants, including foreigners, to build a
lazaretto at Naples, makes this remark —
"The government of the United States,
hv «rxtoneu a
sum of /:15,000 from the Neapolitans i
indemnity of certain losses under the gov
crament of king Joachim, 17 years ago !
Jonathan is often ridiculed by our Tories
tor underpaying his diplomatic agents.
These ill-paid servants, it must be allowed,
do their business pretty well."
From the nrrival of the French at Ant
■crp, and the presence of tho Belgians in
the vicinity, tho three tri-colorcd flags arc
flying near. Those of tho French
and Dutch arc alike, save that tho former
' as i!iq streaks parallel to the staff, while
Ihc latter is prependieuhir to it. Tin?
Belgian flag—tri-colorcd also—is flying
still on tho beautiful spire of the eatcilraf;
hut It IS riot yet known if the Dutch desire
ol vengeance will not implicate tho city,
and thereby produce the roar of 400 guns
fiam Mic Dutch gun-boats, the Belgian
fentress, the French batteries, and the cit
Aktien, an having bought a pair of
asked the X^X'he'waTso^nwKg
to didposc of one alone. Why, sit, said he,
they have been constant companions five
dnrf twenty years, and \ bad not the hgart
to part them.
From the Washington Olobt.
The Senate did not sit on Saturday.
In the House of Representatives, after
various petitions had beeh presented, Mr.
Ellsworth, from the Judiciary Committee,
reported a bill to revive and comi
force on act providing for the report!
decisions of the Supreme Court, whfe
read twice. Mr. E.
grossed for a third reading. Tlg*tBh)c
decided that the bill came within tne
which provided that every proposition for
a tax or chargo upon the people shall re
ceive its first discussion in a committee of
the Whole House. Mr. Adams appealed
from the decision of the Chair upon which
a prolonged discussion took place. The
decision of tho Chair was affirmod*»liycs
102, noes 14. The residue" ofi the sitting
was devoted to private bills.
in the Senate, Monday, Mr.0mitli, from
the Committee on Finance, HjfrtnrW the
several appropriation bills from tho House
oT Representatives, which ho gave notice
he should call up next day, Mr. Kane from
the Committee on Public Lards, reported
a bill, creating an additional Land District
in the Territory of Michigan, which
read and ordered to a second reading. Mr.
Benton introduced n bill grnntirg to the
State of Missouri, a quantity of public
land, for the purposes of Internal Improve
ments, which was reud twice and commit
ted to the Committee on Roads and Canals.
Severn! private bills were reported from
Committees, and others of a like charac
ter progressed. Tho resolutions offered
on Friday by Messrs. Robinson and King
were agreed lo. Mr. Poindexter moved
to take up the resolution submitted by
him on the 17th ult. calling on the Secre
tary for his opinion, die. on the subject of
the Tariff and the reduction of the
venae, which was disagreed to, yeas 13,
nays 31. The Senate proceed to take up
tho bill to appropriate for a limited time,
the proceeds of tho sales of the public
lands, &c. Mr. Kane addressed the Sen
ate at length in opposition to the original
hill and in favor of the amendment. Mr.
Clay followed in reply, and spoke an hour
and n half in favor of the original bill and
in opposition to the amendment. When
he had concluded bis remarks tho Senate
• in
li was
moved that it be en
In (he House of Representatives,
al hills were reported by the Standing
Committees. The resolution reported
from the Committee of Wuys and McanB,
on Thursday, providinglhat the Tariff bill
should he taken up every day nt 1 o'clock,
until it should be disposed of, came up—
the previous question having becpThcreto
A..W -ucutitcu u,.o.. it. rar. X'Vnäflpmjvea
to lay the resolution on the table, upon
which the nyes and noes were ordcied.
Mr. Stewart moved a call of the House,
which Mr. Taylor demanded the ayes and
noes, which were ordered,
for a call w
The motion
f negaitved— ayes 71, noes
The question was then taken upon
the motion to lay the resolution on the
table, which was also negatived—ayes 78,
noes 112. The question," shall the main
question he now put?" was carried—ayes
10i, noes 88. Mr. Denny then moved
that the House proceed to tho orders of
the day. The Speaker decided that the
motion was not in order—tho House hav
ing determined that the main question on
the adoption of the resolution be now put.
From this decision, Mr. Denny appealed,
and the decision was confirmed by the
IIou.se. Mr. Denny demanded the yeas
and nays on the adoption of the resolution,
which were ordered. 'The resolution was
adopted, ayes 118, noes 82. After_
bills previously ordered to bo engrossed!
had been rend a third time ond passed ,
the House took up the unfinished business
of J liursday. Tho bill to exempt rner
chandize imported under certain circum*
sUnces, from the operation of the act of
19th May, 1818—upon the question of
ordering it to bo engrossed, Messrs. Burges
and Drayton advocated tho principles of
the bill—which were opposed by Messrs.
Wjckliffo and Williams— before the ques
tion was taken, the House adjourned.
In the Senate, on Tuesday. Mr. King
introduced a hill for tho establishment of
the town of St. Marks, in Florida, which
was read twice and committed. Mr. Rob
inson laid before the Senate a joint resolu
tion of the J^s'"i""»- -e iHiiiuis, nconi
mcndtng an increase of tho United Slates
corps of Mounted Rangers. Mr. Buc.
kner introduced a bill making an appropri
anon lo improve the post road between
the towns of Benton and Jackson, in the
State of Missouri ; which was read twice
and committed. Several appropriation
bills, front the House of Representatives
were considered in Committco of the'
«hole, and subsequently ordered
read a third time.
'° be
name time was spent
in thceonsidoration of Executive business.
Ill the House of Representatives,
lull to exempt merchandize inporled
dor certain circumstances, from the opera,
tion of the act of 19th Mav, 1828, which
was under discussion on the preceding
day was laid on tho table, ayes 98 nont
89. Various bills which had been made
special orders were postponed, and tho
House wont intoCoinmitleo ofthe Whole
-- the state of tho Union, in which the
hill to reduce and otherwise alter the
imports was token up. Mr
«.d the House ad.
From tho New York Commercial Advertiser.
An order in Council was issued
3rd of December, declaring that the order
issued on tho 6th of November, for the
blockade of the Dutch ports, does not ex
tend to the ports belonging to the King of
the Netherlands, either in the East or
West Indies, or in Africa or America.
Another order was issued on the same
day permitting all vessels under Dutch
colors, having cargoes on board consisting
of perishable articles, and w'hich shall have
boen, or hereaftor may be, detained under
tho embargo laid by 4ho Order in Council
of the 6tlj of November last, or that have
been, or may hereafter bo, sent in by any
of his Majesty's ships of war in pursuance
of ßueh order, bo forthwith released, and
that all such vessels, with either cargoes,
consisting of perishable articles as afore
said, shall be permitted to proceed on their
respective voyages.
'Vo pcrceivo that tho incendiary is again
engaged in burning tho grain, dee. On the
1st all the grain ricks belonging to S.
Mumford, Esq. at Cobholm, and those of
II. Ilemsted, at Stock Cross,
fire and destroyed.
Glasgow has been officially announced
port for the importation of Tobacco,
in conformity w ith the act of 2nd and 3rd
Win. 4, c. 84.
The British Government is about to
throw open tho India Trade, except as to
tho article of Tea.
Lieutenant General Sir Peregrine and
Lady Sarah Maitland, are anounced as hav
ing recently returned to England, after
absence of 15 years. Sir Pcrogrino.
will bo recollected, was tho late G
Upper Canada.
Addresses to the Ki
a -
inst the Dutch
war were getting up in all parts of Great
Britain; in Leeds, 5000 signatures of the
most eminent merchants had been obtain
ed. The Glasgow Courier calls tho pro
ceedings against Holland " anti-national
and unprincipled," and adds—"We trust
every one who sympathizes in the cause of
the heroic Dutch will come forward and
subscribe an address to the throne
Freeman's Journal has been bound over in
heavy bail, on tho prosecution of govern
ment, for coppying from the True Sun a
letter of Mr. O'Connell, addressed " to the
Reformers of Great Britain."
is designated " A false, scandalous, and
ditious and malicious libel, reflecting
the Government, and containing a gross
attack on the administration of justice in
The letter
vs.. 1 . 1 . re,. T- ■ i . - .T- .
ia. at tho lait dates, ZWüU engagod'm
Carolina, and the ProcWatii» of the
a ä-ää
Rangers, commanded by Captains Beckes
and Brown, have been ordered to tho nro
teetion of the frontier, and are now nrn
bably on their march. The Prairie band
of Pottawalamies ate said to he the allies
of the Winnebago«..
Slaver Captured.—A Spanish brio
with 394 slaves on board, wascaptured by
the Btilish B.ig of War V.ctor on thc
south side of the Island of Cub." and
aent into Havana on tho 14th ult.
North Carolina.—The resolutions a
iinst nullification have been adopted in the
Senate of North Carolina by a large ma
jority. In the House of Commons they
met with a warm opposition, and at the last
datos from there, no vote had been taken
upon them.
rlrMoTe 1 * B^eT.'
resumption of nnval hostilities forthwith
and the aimy of Ibrahim Pacha would
move forward as soon as the season per
nutted. Th. r.i. „r , ho Turkish empire
would, therefore, be submitted
arbitration of the sword.
to the
Miraculous escape —On the Stli ult. in
lat. 41 J, long. 40, the Br. ship Sir Edward
Hamilton experienced a severe gale, ac
companied with heavy thunder and light
mng. During the storm, one of the
men, while teefing the foretopsail, was
struck with lightning on the left shoulder
passing round the body to the pit of the
right arm, severely burning tho same, and
was precipaled to tho foretop, when his
skull was fractured in a shocking manner,
but ho is happily now on tho recovery.
Important Trial —An action for crim.
n. was tried a week
u . „ or two since at
Homer, tn the County of Cortland, in
which Gernt Daily was plaintiff, and
Martm Lyon defendant, for seduction of
the wife of the former, who had been eigh.
teen years married and was the mother of
nme chtldren.-Tho caso disclosed manv
circumstances of aggravation, and the iurv
âîono 88ain9t lhc «Pendant for
#1283, the largest verdict for damag
ever given nt the county. "
for the gazette
The Governor's Me»igc, though in ge
neral good, contains $o lc opinions which
the great majority owe people will cordi
ally condemn.
His views in regartto an increase of the
Judges' salaries, are iijust and oppressive.
The framers of the Constitution, who hod
the power to enlarge tie sum, no doubt duly
considered the impotence of tho subject,
and put them to wM they believed an ad
equate compensât!»*, leaving them on a
basis so certain, af not to be diminished
without a constitutional change.
An attempt to saddle the public with fresh
g rievances, at the rery time they are tim
ing efforts to get rid of odious taxes and
expensive litigations, can only have a ten
dency to rouse their feelings and excite
their discontent.
Tho salaries as now fixed by law, arc
believed to be ample and sufficient for rea
sonable men. If labour be the ground of
complaint—increase the amount before Jus
ucco -r.Uc, reucu, to «..® fiv« hundred
dollars. They ara-aot so ignorant
of our gentry suppose.
The great body of the people, are in fa
vour of an increase of tho magistrates ju
risdiction. There can be no doubt on this
point. If any member of the Court is dis
satisfied with the compensation, let him re
sign, and not manifest a disposition to
creaso tho public burdens, which always
falls heaviest on the poorer classes.
There will be no difficulty in filling the
vacancies with competent men. Salaries
should be competent and no more—when
ever they become a burden, and a lure for
ambitious aspirants, and restless politicians
—the people have cause to complain.
The great object in calling the
to get rid of unnecessary taxes.
If so, why encrease them? The people
are the best judges oftheir own wants, and
will speak when their rights are assailed.
Tne Legislature represent them and will
do them justice.
Those who live at ease, at the public
pense, forget the wants of those in the hum
bier walks of life. They forget too, that
high salaries do not command the best ta
lents or the best men. Like sinecures they
are repugnant to republican institutions and
subversive of common
ex •
Imprisonment for Debt,
At the last session of the Legislature,
the Insolvent laws of our Slate were .nine
what improved, but the harhsious, u
,>,aCtiC ° ° f »"Penmen
for unlïT ' P ° "T "T
ishedj but if ho girc. up his property (if
ne has any,) any property or not, if he
gives bond and security for his appearance
!" "P *•« property and claim
the benefit of the Insolvent laws, thal
ought to be sufficient to satisfy any bodv
except he who would take the
^ Wh« n . ,i V ■ , 8 " P r,son *
mnnh '! i * * he . L 1 ''8' 1 8la ' ors of our Slate
^ C , . ' e "'"VT c,ee<l 'he
vrad/«™l " S ! l nec| ssily lo de
,1 P u " ,s b a man for his misfoitunes,
m,lead of aiding him, combat and over
CO j n °.. ,h ' mî 1 believe each Legi s | alor
7 w ? uld r<!ïolt 'he idea of
vet ,,? "" unf ° ftu " a,<! ma " '» Jail; and
and ""''""'mate arc the
princ ldT^h'*? 9 à" 0 di8ho " e8t ' »"■
nneZh llard ' :ned> arc cal ™». and
generally find means to escape. The
pound of
nneZh arc cal ™». and
generally find means to escape. The
present aw punishes ten that is innocent
0 '° avC
ran the oaïPTTk
-n if Legnlature and the People.
« W he . D . e . cla J al '° n of Independence, Isays:
,J , 0ld thMe 'ril'hi fo he self evident,
that all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by thoir Creator with ce *
lain una'ionubio rights, that 0 , non g those
Î. J Vk . erty ' and the pur8uit of )>B|>pi
ness. fhat to secure these rights, gov
ernments .ro instituted among men, der
iving their just powers from the consent
Of the governed." These truths no re
P " b ' l " n . oan 'J 0 " 1 " I 'hoy form tha rock,
on which our free institutions are bound
*? d ou . r * ,be r''e8 secured, while it is
Ä.° Wledged ?ï ln ? i P ,é that the major
Uy shall govern. Having due respect and
tenderness for the feeling and inTr^ of
the minority, it is as fundamentally fixed
and settled that no power has a right to
take away these " unalienable rights,"
which appertain to every man i. e . the
right of doing as ho sees proper, while he
does not infringe o„ the right, 0 f others
' ■l, als f ° a «publican principle that the
rights of the humbleet individual shall be
reapected and hi. grievances be redressed.
A portion of the people of this State
particala.ly of Newcastle county, have
for a long time laboured under and com
plained of n grievance that ought to be
removed, many from scruples of conscience
or other causes nannot be married by a
minister of tho gospel, yet it is acknowl
edged that among them are some of our
most intelligent and respectable citizens.
Why not permit a civil magistrate to per
forin the ceremony, ns the caso in most
other states ; why compel the person to
go a considerable distance at much incon
venience and expense to have done, what
every Judge and Justice of the Peace
ought to be authorised to do? Is this
equality ? Is it respecting the rights of
Let it not be thought that I wish to take
from ministers the privilege of perform
ing the ceremony, far from it, that would
he violating the consciences of the bulk
of the people who feel it a consciencious
duly to he married by a minister. That
hardship now presses on a portion of the
people, justice says: let every one have
hia choice, either a minister or a magis
In most of the states civil officers
well ns ministers of the gospel,
tiioriscd to perfor
arc au
marriage cere
mony., to wit:—In Ohio, Justices of--ffey
Peace* and ministère o! the gospel. I n
Viiginia, ministers generally and magis
trates partially. In South Carolina, min
isters of the gospel and Justices of the
Peace. In Indiana, Justices of the Peace
Judges of the circuit and superior Courts
and ministers of the gospel. In Tcnnus'
see, ministers and Justices of the Peace.
In Illinois, ministers of the gospel, Judges
of the superier and circuit Courts and
Justices of the Peace. In Louisiana,
Parish Judges, Justices of the Peace, and
ordained ministers. In Mississippi, Judges
of the superier and inferier Courts, Jus
tices of the Peace, and ordained
t ! "
Missouri, ministers«)! the gospel, Judg
es of the supreme circuit and county
es of the supreme circuit and county
Courts, and Justices of the Pence.
Alabama, Judges of the circuit supre
und county Courts, Justices of the Peace
and ministers of ihr gospel. In Penns
> Ivanis, Justices of the Peace, mayor's
and aldermen and ministers. In New
Jersey, Judges, Justices of the Peace and
In New York, ministers of
the gospel, Judges and Justices of the
. In most of the New England
stales, magistrates nud ministers. All
this shows that our marriage law is loan
liberal than that of most other slates, and
calls loudly for a change. If it is thought
expedient to extend the rights of con
science to Kent and Sussex, let the law be
passed for New Castle where lies the
greatest griev

. Two
three years
ago this subject was before the Legists
turc, and was defeated in the House only
by the casting vote of the speaker. Many
at that time it was understood would have
voted for the bill for No
Castle, who
were unfavourable to extending its pro
visions lo Kent and Sussex. Among the
suppoiters of the Bill nt that time were
ohn Sutton of New Castle, n prcsli; ti ri.n
und Henry I*'. Rodney of Sussex nn epis
copalian, liulh lihcrul, boni rallie nod good
men, willing lo extend the privileges they
enjoyed to others, neither of whom per
Imps would hove thought it right in tlicm
Belvcs to he married by n magistrate: there
were of course others equally liberal at
Mint tune, but these me mentioned to show
that tiie law
ou Id not
, , militate against
any just and enlightened Christian prin
ciple. Ought not • he rights of all to be put
on an equal footing ?
It is hoped and bv many believed that
the Legislature will pass n law at its pres
ent session authorising Judges and Justic
es of the, Peace, as well as ministers of
the gospel, to perform the marriage cere
mony nt least in New Castle
not in Kent and Sussex.
county, if
At a meeting of a respectable number of
the citizens of St. Georges and Appoquini.
mink hundreds convened by public notice,
at the Cantwell s Bridge Hotel, on Satur.
FTP*T TV 5tH ° f danUa *y> Gen ' R - MANS
11ELD, was called to tha Chair, and Jon»
Ja avian, J B . was chosen Secretary.
Un motion, the following named gentle»
men were appointed a committee to*
resolutions for the consideration ofthe meet
ing, to Wit: Peter Hanson, Dr. C.S. Green,
cd th/fiÄ " d J ° ahUa Cla y t0I >. who report,
cd the following preamble and resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted,
at thoirTn",' Th ° Le « isla ' uro of this State,
larëfthèrefore JU8tiCCB '° ° n ° hundred d °<
Ruolned, That in the eatimation of this
meeting, it is eminently judicious and ex
pedient to extend 'ho jurisdiction of Justices
in hkZ amountin S t0 one hundred dollars,
Stato^fTonrmyWanim° W
Rewired, That in the estimation of this
one hundred dollars. °*ceea
'tees and Referees are the «me dèSon
men that our juries are composed of.
end views *«*£&£** C00a ' dc «"°"
nvW That tho foregoing Preamble

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