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BOSTON IN ENGLAND. This Boston make* no show and no noise. It is a lazy sleepy old codger of a town, with buckles and a cocked bat on, and ita bands in its pocketa. But then there is something in those pockets besides, and it did not come without labor. Fine farms, and rich families, are about here, and money is laid up; like the old plate of the Corporation which was sold at auction a few days since to the tuue of near $3000! Here is an amusing illustration in point. I have been to see a Mr. Clarke, the proprietor of an establishment maintained for the London market. His poultry dribble in from the small farms around in all quarters, till the business resches an amount which it is not easy to be lieve. He has not less than 7000 live gtese, alone, on his premises at one time. They are sent np picked to market, instead of the for mer practice of driving the flocks, which would take a fortnight perhaps. I asked him if there were any other fowls on the ground. " Why turkies at Christmas," he said; and it turns out that he sends up 20 tons of meat that week, including 3000 turkies ; slaughtering, that is 600 a day. He supposes it may be 100 a week of the same all the season round from Michaelmas to Lady Day : but this be called " nothingand the 200 dozen of small fowl weekly, during iheaamu another " nothing?the geese are the only things he " looks at." You may get at the business again by the fact that he paid over $4000 this last year for the mere carriage of this poultry to market?picked. I|? showed me the bills. I asked if any of his neighbors competed with him. He thought not just now ; but mention ed a man in this region, whom he knew, when he had nearly twice as many geese as him self, and over 13,000 in his yard at a time. 1 saw a three horse-power steam engine, which is used to grind, crush, thresh, or split the va rious grains, dtc., that are used for this flour ishing concern. There was a small fortuno quacking about mo, as he spoke, in the acres (almost} of ducks, which he did not mention at all. O Council and the Queen.?Whatever may be said of O'Connell, surpassing powers of eloquence and a peculiar felicity and appro priateness of language when he chooses, can not be denied him. At a late meeting of his association at Dublin, he thus spoke of the young Queen. " I he King is no more?the throne is filled however?there is no vacancy in the British throne. It is impossible for one to speak of the Qaeen without remembering her youth audsex?a kind of fairy vision floating along tho horizon?I saw her the moment of her proclamation, and as a parent and as a man I not belp almost lpvirtg that creature about whom so many' interesting destinies were avowed?the happines??of the first? the most intellectual, commercial and pros Eerous nation upon the face of the earth?the undred millions of subjects that she has in the far Indies?her subjects in every quarter of tho globe?the sun never setting over her dominions. There sho stood, commencing, 1 trust, a career of glory to herself and hope and happiness to her people?(cheers.) Wo have had throe females on the throne already? we have the reign of Mary; she agreed with me in religious opinions, but she widely dif fered in the mode of working out that opinion ?may Queen Victoria never imitate the ex ample of Catholic Mary. I would not do jus tice to the Irish people if I could mention the name of that woman who steeped her hands in blood in order to make people better chris tians, who forced, them to the stake for their religious belief, and who used the logic of the cord and the gallows to force their consciences. I would blush to belong to the same persua sion, with a woman who had permitted those cruelties, for she at least permitted them, if I had not the consolation to recollect how dif ferently the conduct of the Irish people was, compared with the English during the time of persecution?If I did not know I stood in the city of Dublin, in which the then corpora tion opened 74 houses for the protection of the refugees flying from the cruelty of Catho lic Mary in Bristol?(cheers.) The other two female reigns have been full of glory. It was in the reign of Anne that Marlborough put down the power of coalesced Europe. It was in the reign of Elizabeth that great dis coveries were made to encourage commerce. I am not here the eulogist of Elizabeth in all her acts in Ireland especially, but I remember how triumphant those reigns were and I have a kind of right, by analogy, to express the hope that Queen Victoria may have the pros perity of Elizabeth without treachery or cruel ty, and the glory gf Anne without any of the bloodshed or little traits of paltriness which might havo belonged to the individual her self. * Stone Mountain.?This extraordinary elevation may be considered as not only one of the most remarkable mountains in North America, but as one of the greatest natural curiosities in the known world. Imagine a perpendicular wall of solid marble, live or six hundred yards in length, and four hundred yards high, rising in grandeur and sublimity from the plain below. A recent traveller states the circumference to be six iniles ; and the height twenty-two hundred and fifty feet; and rounding oir at the top like a dome. The stone mountain is situated in De lvalb county, Georgia, and is perhaps the most stupendous of the many natural curiosities with which our country abounds. From tht Baltimore Tratacript. Mr. Grant, the inventor of the carriage al luded to in tho following paragraph from the National Intelligencer, is now in this city, for tho purpose of constructing here the carriage which has been ordered by the Department. The plan of the Concentric Wheel Carriage is equally adapted to horse or steani power, and we understand from Mr. Grant that it is the intentibn of tho Baltimore and Washing ton Turnpike Company to establish a line to run by steam on that road between the two cities. Concentric Wheel Carriage.?We under stand and are gratified to learn, that General Towson has made a favorable report to the Secretary of War, concerning Mr. Robert Grant's Concentric Wheel Carriage, the ex hibition of which in the streets of this metro polis, and the experiments ordered by tho War Department* under the direction of General Towson, have been already noticed in the National Intelligencer. We have seen a letter from Major Cross, Acting Quarter Mas ter General, to Mr. Grant, containing an order from the Department for the construction of one of his Concentric Wheel Carriages " for experimental service, adapted to two horses habitually, but to whtuh four horses inav '>? applied if necessaryFor the sake of th? ingenious inventor, who has bestowed much pains and lime in constructing thia singular carriage, wo are ghid to learn the favorable character of the official report. To prevent Horses being teased wtlh/tes. Take two or three amall handfulla of walnut leavea, upon which pour two or three quarts of cold soft water, let it infuse one night, and pour the whole the next morning into a kettle, and let it boil for a quarter of an hour, when cold it will be ready for use. Nothing more ia required than to moisten a apongo with the liquor, and before the horse goea out of the atable let those parts which are moat irritable be ameared over with the liquor, viz. between and upon the ears, the neck, the flank, Sic. Not oidy the lady or gentleman who rides out for pleasure, will derive bonelit from tho wal nut leavea thus prepared, but the coachman, the wagoner, and all others who use horses during the hot months.?London Sportsman. i From lh? RockttUr Advertitr. Giicat Pubchasb.?Gov. Dodge of Wisconsin h?? mado a treaty with the Chippewa Indiana, for the pur chase of an invaluable tract The treaty waa made at Fort Snelling in the Sioux country ; and aa there were but 60 U. 8. aoldicra preacnt, considerable care was re quiaite in preventing conflicts betwceu the Chippewss and Sioux. Of the former, there were about 1000, and of the Utter about 600 present. The tract ia elated to contain about twenty inilliona of acrca?one-third co verall with pine, one-fifth of aand barren* and tamarack awatnps. and the remainder excellent land. "The country ia bounded oil tho woat, ninety-five inilea, by the Misaiasippi river, extending from the Ocha-aua river on the aouth to the Isle do (lotkau on the north. There are no pine treca on the banka of the Miaaiaaippi, but a moat beautiful rolling prairie extend* from fifty to sixty niilea in breadth, lieiween the pine re gion and tho river. Thia prairie ia intercepted with groves of the various kinds of forest trees, which aie usually met with in latitude 46 degrees north. '1 here are also a great number of small lakes, with high shores and gravel margins, which afford the most lovely^and picturesque acenery lo be found in North America." The United Stales are to pay annually the following amounts, for twenty years ;?$9,500 in money, $19,000 in goods, $3,000 for cstabliahing blacksmith shops, and buying iron and steel; #1,000 for farmers for supply ing instruction in fanning, with implements, grain, seed, <Stc. ; *5,000 in provisions; $>00 in tobacco; $100,000 to the half-breeds of the Chippewa nation, and $70,000 to be applied to tho liquidation of the debts owing by the Indiana to certain individuals named ? The privilege of hunting and fishing, and gathering wild rice, upon lite lands, the rivers, and the lakes included in the territory ceded, is guaranteed to the Indians dur ing the pleasure of the President of tho United Stale*. The pine on this purchase will be immensely valuable for supplying the Mississippi Valley. Some of tho Chippewss had come 600 milea to the treaty, from the head waters of the Mississippi and the remotest shores of I^ake Superior. Can thb Queen marry a subject 1?The Royal Marriage Act of George III. reserved the power of dis pensation to the crown in such cases. The Marriage Act states?*'That no descendant of his Iste Majesty King George II., male or female, (other than the issue of Princesscs who have married, or may hereafter mar ry into foreign families,) shall be capable of contracting matrimony without the previous consent of his Majesty, his heirs or successors, signified under the Great Seal, and declared in couocd." Without thia provision, such marriage is to be declared null and void, but such per mission tho Queen has only to give herself, and she may, if sho please, exalt to the dignity of King-consort any gentleman being a Protestant, whether a foreigner or a native of these realms. Brbakixo the Wand.?In the account of the funeral of the late King of England, with all ita solemn, regal pomp, published in the lx>ndon John Bull of July 9th, we find the following interesting rccord of the ceremony of " breaking the wand ;" arid afterwards proclaiming the style aud title* of the deceaacd and prcaent sove reigns : "The part of the Service before the Interment hav ing been read by the Rev. the Dean of Windaor, and Dr. Croft'a beautiful anthem been sung by ihc choris ters of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, and an appropriate requiem, chaunted, the Royal Body was deposited in tho vault, and Sir William Woods, Clarencieux Deputy to Garter Principal King of Anna, advanced to the mouth of the tomb, and after breaking his wand of office, and dropping the fragmi nls into the grave, pronounced tho stylo and titles of His late Majesty as follows : " Thus it hath pleased Almighty God to take out of this solitary life unto his Divine inercy the late Most High, Most Mighty, and Most Excellent Monarch, Wil liam the Fourth, hy the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain anil Ireland, King, Defender of the Faiih, and Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, King of Hanover, and Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburgh. Let us humbly bcscech that He pre serve with long life, health and honor, and all worldly happiness, the Moat High and Most Excellent Princess, our Sovereign Lady Victoria, now bv the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, and sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. From the Gloucetler Democrat. Capital Punishment.?The States of Maine and New Hampshire have refrained their laws in regard to capital crimes, so that, although they have not positively abolished the punishment of death, yet the practical operation of the late enactments, in both these States, will probably be to save the feelings of the community from a repetition of the shocking spectacles which have occurred in each within a few years past. In New Hampshire it is at the discretion of the jury to convict capiully, or so that the punishment of death will not be executed, and this without any evasion of the law, or neglect of duty. In Maine, when sentence of death is passed it is not to be executed within one year, nor then, unless the Government, in view of all tho circum stances of the ease, shall order it; otherwise, the con i vict is to bo subjected to perpetual solitary imprison ment, with hard labor and civil death. Lotters from Rome to the 30ili ult., represent the in habitants as io tlio greatest terror, in consequence of a report that Ihc cholera had manifested itself within eight leagues of that city. Tho pontifical government had been officially informed that the disease had broken out at Garigliano or Liri, and Bcnevcnto, and it had couse ' quenily established a great sauitory cordon at Valino tova. 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Let those who would carp at the expression Imt look back to the commencement of our nndertaking ; to the first of the fourteen volumes which, year after year, have lieen pro duced with an increase of toil and expense that has over kept in advance of the support we hate received, lilteral undoubtedly as that support has been. Let them weigh the improvements upon its predecessor in each successive volume, and we fearlessly assert that they Cannot with hold their approval from our post labors, nor deny th? rich promise with which our publication is still nfe. Tin Literary Arrangements for lU? couiiug ytmt muat secure ? grwsl improvement it this clepsrtmeat of IM Mtrior i for while our toursal will continus to br niaiuly supported by Mr. Morris, Mr. Willi., and Mr. Fay, n*? euiageuicnts will bavs Until made with Capt. Mamrstl, and several other wrium of established reputation on both sides of ths Atlantic, to *ive u? the aid ol their talents ; mid enrol themselves with thou* who, lik..' 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" |n our humble opinion, this is the lieat literary publi cation in the fiuted State., and deserses tho estensive patronage it has received."?Columbia (3. C.) rtlucope. Titans.?Five dollars per annum, in advance, or tl'ree dollars for six months. Two volume* are completed with in the year, commencing with the January aud July num bers. Every Postmaster in the United States is autho rtxed to fccriv? subscriptions. Five copies forwsrdrd for twenty dollars. Address Clark 4 Edeon, Proprietors, 161 Broadway. 4 TIIE AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY} A 'Magazine of Poetry, Biography, and CrUieum, I* beyub Iirhr.it Monthly, uith tplendtd illuMtraluiiM on Steel. WHILE nearly every country of the old world can boast of its collected body of national Poetry, on which tlie seal of a people's favorable judgment has been set, and which exhibits to foreign nation* in the most striking light the progress of civilisation and literary re finement among its inhabilanta ; while England, especial ly, proudly disp'sys to the world a corput poetarum the lustre of whose immortal wreath has ahed a brighter gmry upon her name than the most splendid triumphs which her statesmen and her soldiery have achieved, our own country seems destitute of poetic honors. Appeare, we say, for although no full collection of the chef d mttvret of our writers has been made, yet t lie re exist, and are occa sionally to lie met with productions of American poets which will bear comparison with the noblest and most poliahed efforts of European genius, and which claim for America as high a rank in the scale ol literary elevation as is now ceded to older and in some resjieots more la* voted lands. Impressed with the correctness of this judgment we propose to issue a monthly magaxine whic.li shall contain in n perfect unmulilated form, the moat meritorious uiul beautiful effusions of the poets of America, of the past and present time, with such introductory, critical, anu biographic notices as shall be necessary to a correct under standing of the works presented to the reader, and to add interest to tho publication. Those who imagine that there exists a dearth of materials for such an undertaking, who believe that the Aouian Maids have confined their richest favors to our transatlantic brethren to the exclu sion of native genius, will be surprised to learn that we are already in possession of more than two hundred vol umes of the production of American Iwirdi, from about the year 1C30 to the present d?ur. Nor is it from these sources alone that materials may be drawn. There arc but few writers in our country who pursue authorship as a voca tion, and whose works have been published in a collected form. Our poets, especially, have generally written for particular occasions, with the remembrance of which their productions have gone to rest, or their effusions have beep carelessly inserted in periodicals of slight merit and . limited circulation, where they were unlikely to attract notice to thcinselvc*, or draw attention to their authors? The grass of tl.c field or flower* of the wilderness are growing over tha ashca of many of the highly gififtl *ho, through the wild and romantic regions of our republic, have scattered poetry in " ingots bright from the mint ol genius" and glowing with the impress of lieauty and the spirit of truth, in quantities sufficient, were it known and appreciated as it would be in other countries, to secure to them an honorable reputation throughout the world.? Such were Harney, author of' Crystalina' and the ' J ever Dream,'Sands, author of 'Yamoydcn;' Wilcox, author of the 'Age of Benevolence;' Robinson, author of 'The Savage ;' Little, the sweet and tender poet of Christian j feeling, the luinented Brainard, and many beside, whose writings ure almost unknown, save by their kindred asso ciates and friends. With the names of those poets who within the last few years have extended the reputation of American lite rature beyond the Atlantic, Bryant, Dana, Percival, Spraguc, Sigourney, Whitlier, Willis, 4lc. the public are familiar ; and w e can assure them that there exists, though long forgotten and unknown, a mine of poetic wealth, rich, varied and extensive, which will amply repay the la bor of exploring it, and add undying lustre to the crown which encircles the brow of American genius. In the pub lication now proposed wc shall rescue from the oblivion to which they have long been consigned, and enilwlm in a bright and imperishable form the numberless * gems of purest ray,* witn which our researches into the literary an tiquities of our country have endowed us ; and we are con fident that every lover of his native land will regard our enterprise as patriotic and deserving the support of the cilixens of the United States, as tending to elevate tho character of that country in the scale of nations, and as sert its claims to the station to which its children entitles it. With this conviction we ask the patronage of the com munity to aid us in our undertaking, conscions that wc are meriting its support by exhibiting to the world a Proud evidence that America, in the giant strength of her Hercu lean childhood, is,destineil ere long to cope in the arena of literature w ilh those lands which for centuries have boast ed their civilixation and refinement, and justly exulted in their triumphs of their cherished sons in the noblest field which heav?fn has opened to the human intellect. The American Antholooy will contain complete works of a portion of the following?the most popular of our poetic writers?and of the others, the beat poems, and such as are least generally known : Adams, John Quincy Gould, Hannah F. Allston, Washington Hallaek, Fits Freene Barber, Joseph Harney, John M. Barlow, Joel Hillhouse, John A. Benjamin, Park Hoffman, Charles F. .Bogart. Elisabeth Mellen, Grcnville Brainerd, John O. C. Nenl.John Brooks, James G. Peabody, B. W O. Bryant, William C. Percival, James G. Clark, Willis G. Pierpont, John Coffin, Roliert S. Pinckney, Edward C. Dana, Richard H. Prentice, George D. Doane, George W. Rockwell, J. O. Drake, Joseph R. Sands, Robert C. Dwight, Timothy Sigourney, Lydia H. Ellct, Elizabeth F. Spraguc, Charles Embury, EmmaC. Sutermeister, J. R. Everett, Edward Trumbull, John Fairfield, Sumner L. Wetmore, Prosper M. Freneau, Philip W hittier. John O. Gallagher, William D. Willis, Nathaniel P. In addition to the poems of tho above named authors, selections, comprising the best productions of more than four hundred other American w riters, will be given as the work progresses. The American Anthology will lie published on the first Saturday of every month. Each numlier will contain seventy-two royal octavo pages, printed in the most beau tiful manner on paper of superior quality, and two or more port raits on steel, with other illustrations. Price, Five dollars per annum, payable in advancc. The first number will lie published in Decejnber. Subscriptions received in New-York, by Wiley Put nam, iHI Broadway, and Griswold & Cambrelong, 118 Fulton street. Alf letters to lie addressed, post paid, to RUFUS W. GRISWOLD, See. .Y. Y. Lit. Antiquarian Association. NILES'S REGISTER. THlfc?ubsertbers to the " Reoistkb" are respectfully* informed, that after the first ilau of September nest it will be published IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON. In transferring this work to the seat of the National Go vernment, we are not only complying w ith the wishes of a large number of distinguished men of lioth parties, but carrying into effect a design long entertained by its found er, and obeying our own convictions of the advantages which must result tft its numerous and intelligent patrons. For we will there have additional facilities for procuring those facts and documents which it is one of the objects of the " Register" to present to its readers, and which have heretofore lieen obtained at the saeiiticc of much time and lulior. In addition to these facilities, the" Register'' has become so identified with our history, that it seems due to its character that it should avail itself of every advantage that will add to its national reputation and usefulness, and Washington City is necessarily the point at which the most valuable and authentic intelligence of general in terest is concentrated, thcnCc to be circulated among the People. The change of location will not, however, produce nny change in the original character or plan of the work, which w ill be faithfully adhered to under all circumstances, and especially aro we determined that it shall not partake ol a sectional or [mrtisan character, but present a fair and honest record, to which all parties in all quarters of the country, desirous of ascertaining the truth, may refer with confidence. In inakitig this avowal we are not ignorant how difficult it is to remove prejudices froin our own mind, and to satisfy that intolerance which only sees the truth in it* own decision*; but solar as the fallibility of human judgment w ill cnuhlc us to do justice, it shall be done , for we have hnd that kind of experience in editorial duties which has thoroughly disgusted us with the miserable shifts to w hich partisans resort, even if our convictions of duty would permit a departure from strict neutrality. ^ et we da not intend to surrender the right to speak of principles with our usual freedom, or to defend whst we deem to lie the true policy of the country ; but in so doing, we will not lie influenced by special interests or geogra phical lines, and properly respect the opinions of other* ; for we, too, lielieve that "truth is a victor without vio lence," and that the freedom of discussion and the rijht of decision are among the most estimable privilege* of an intelligent People. The period for the contemplated removal i* also pcru liarly auspicious, for with the commencement of the extra emtioit of C-ongr?t tee will commence the publication of a item volume ; and we have already made arrangements to lav before our renders, in sufficient detail, every event winch may transpire in that body, and to insert all docu ments, speeches, Ac. of interest. It is also our intention to furnish to our sub*c.ri!>ers, gratuitously, at the termina tion of each session, a tnpplement containing nil the lawi patted thereat, of general laterett, w ith an analytical index. We will thus render the " Register" still more valuable as a Congressional record for popular reference: for the reader will then not only I* enabled to trace the progress of the law*, hut will be furnished with them as enacted. Heretofore their circulation has been confined to one or two newspapers in each State, or limited to copie* po lished by th* order of the government for th* u*e of it* of ficer*, aud at* coat, per voluwe, that equal*, if it <5?c? not exceed, lb* pile* ol our annual *ub?eriplion. * These improvement* iu oar plan will involve a l*r,[e expenditure of money, aud ere liardly warranted \y the general depression which prevmU in every brawn of pro ductive Industry,-but we in induced to believe, from tho alaody tupport Uie " Kagister" baa received during the uutuMwi i Mlwrrasoiun year, that there I* an l*ciea*?g desire uiuong the people lof wforuietioit.eAU tn?t tbev are Tttuhul Iu vndmUhd ihe u<lual loud-.tiun of With *ucb ? disposition on the part of ihe Public, *e can not dotibi but that our enterprise Mill be duly rewaiccd j and wo earnestly aolieit the co-operation of our friend* in aid of our effort* to extend our aubacrlption liat. We are deeply sensible of (lie obhraliona we owe them tor past lav or a, and are especially grutelul for the indulgence * bach has beea extendi ii to ua in the discharge ol "ur arduous duties, which have lieen prosecuted under many disad vantage*. Their encouragement UaWW* us tfl jjtrw vere, audio chcrish the hope that ? Nilea' Ur|i?t<r ,U,J atill maintain the high rtpuluiion if ha* acquired in all ?iiiartera of the United Statea and ik Europe It is bow admitted to b? the most valuable depository of facta and events extant, and is daily quoted by 41 pari lea a* sn au thority that will not Lie disputed. Tb?* W, indeed, an an vtable reputation, and w? are determined It shall not be lost. \ The term* ofllic " Register" irtfive dullitr$jer annum, pauable in advaner. All letters must I* poetVaid, but re ifiittanc.es insv I* niade at our risk, addresselL vntd Me fir,, of Srplrmbtr, to us at Baltimore, and aftex,K-* oat to Wmmkm^lun Cily If we may be permit advice in the matter, we would recommend new l>ers to begin with the acne* whichcoionienoed in I her, 1H30, the first volume of which terminated u ^ last. It contains the proceedings of the lust sesaion cougre**, message*, reports, Ac. the votes given at the> Presidential election, all the proceeding of the reform movement in Maryland, the letters of Mr. * an Buren, Ueneral Harrison, and Judge White, to Sheirod Williams, the latter* of Messrs. lugcrsoll and Dallas, with a mass of other valuable papers of the highest interest. 1 lie num bers can be forwarded by mail at the uauai rules of news ^ Suny* of^our auliscribers lave been accustomcd to re mit their subscriptions through the inemlier* of CongTC** from their respective districts on their annual visit* to Washington. Aa we will be permanently located in that city at the commencement of the extra sesaion, this inode of payment will be more convenient for all partiea, and we hope our friends will continue lo avail themselves of ?t. Respectfully, W M. OGDEN MLE8. Aug. 0?3t. Baltimore. PROSPECTUS OF THE UNITED STATES MAGAZINE AND DEMOCRATIC REVIEW. ON the 1st of Orrone*. 1H37, will Ire published at Washington, District of Columbia, and delivered [ simultaneously in the principal cities of ihe United States, a new Monthly Magazine, under the aliove title, devoted to the principlea of tly! Democratic parly. I ll bun long been apparent to ninny ol lb? reflecting mew bers of the Democratic party of the United States, ihst a periodical for the #dvocacy and diffusion of their politics principles, similar to thoae in such active and influential operation in England, is a deMdtaiu* of the highest im poitance to aupply?a periodical which should unite * i?h the attractions of a sound and vigorous literature, a poli tical character capable of giving efficient support to the doctrines and measures of that party, now maintained by a large majority of the People. Discussing the great questions of polity before the country, expounding and advocating the Democratic doctrine through ihe most able pens that that party can furnish, in articles of greater length, more condensed force, more elaborate research, , ami more elevated tone than is possible for the newspaper press, a Msgnzine of this character becomes an instru ment of inappreciable value for the enlightenment und formation ol public opinion, and for the support of the principles which it advocates. By these means, by thua explaining and defending the measures of the Democratic party, and by always furnishing to the public a clear and powerful commentary upon those complex questions ol pulley which so frequently distract the countpr, and upon which, imperfectly understood as ihey olten are by friends, and misrepresented and distorted as ihey never fail to be by political opponents, it is of the utmost impor tance that the public should ha fully and rightly informed, it is hoped that the periodical in question may be made to exert a beneficial, rational, and lastiug influence on the public mind. ,, . , ' . ., Other*considerations, which cannot be twohighly appre ciated, will render the eatablishment and succeae of the proposed Magazine of very great importance- . In the mighty strangle of antagonist principles which is now going on in society, the Democratic party of the Uni ted States stands committed to the world as the deposito ry and exemplar of thoae cardinal doctrinca of political faith with which the crnae of the People in every age and _ country is identified. Chiefly from the want of a con venient mean* of concentrating the intellectual anergic* of iu disciples, this party has hitherto I teen almost wholly unrepresented in the republic of letter*, while the and policy of its opposing creed* are daily advocated by the ablest and most commanding efforta of genius and lC bTthc Unitbd States Maoaiine the attempt will be made to remove this reproach. The present is the tune peculiarly appropriate for the commencement of such an undertaking. The Democratic body of the Union, after a conflict which tested to tiie ut termost its stability and its principles, have succeeded in retaining possession of the executive *dmim*tration of the country. In the consequent comparative repose from political *trife, the period is auspicious for orjraniting and calling to ita aid anew and powerful ally of this charac ter, interfering with none and co-op*rating w_ith all. Co-ordinate with thi* m*in design of The United State* Magazine, no caie nor cost will be spared to render it, in a literary point of view, honorable to the country, and fit to cope in vigor of rivalry with it* European competitor*. Viewing the English language as the noble heritage and common birthright of all who speak the tongue of Milton and Shakapcare, it will be the uniform object of it* con ductor* to present only the finest productions in the vari ous branche* of literature that can be procured, and to diffuse the benefit of correct models of taste and worthy execution. . . In thia department the exclusiveness of party, which ia inseparable from the political department of auch a work, will have no place. Here we all stand on a neutral ground of equality and reciprocity, where those universal principles of taste to which we arc all alike subject, will alone lie recognized as the common law. Our political principles cannot be compromised, but our common litera ture it will be our common pride to cherish and extend, with a liberality of feeling unbiasaed by partial or minor views. , Aa the United State* Magazine ia founded on the broadest basis which the mean* and influence of the De mocratic party in the United States can present, it is in tended to render it in every respect a thoroughly Nation al Work, not merely designed for ephemeral interest and nttraction, but to continue of permanent historical value. With this view a considerable portion of each number will be appropriated to the following subjects, in addition to the general feature* referred to above : A general summary of Political and of Domestic Intel ligence, digested in the order of the Statea, comprising all the authentic important facts of the preceding month. General Literary Intelligence, Domestic and roreign. General Scientific Intelligence, including Agricultural Improvements, a notice of all new Patent*, &c. A condensed account of new works of Internal Im provement throughout the Union, preceded by a general view of all now in operation or in progress. Military and Naval News, Promotions, Change*, Move ments, &c. Foreign Intelligence. Biographical obituary notices of distinguished person*. After I lie close of each session of Congress, an extra or an enlarged number will lie published, containing a ge neral review and history of its proceedings, a condensed abstract of important official documents, and the acts of the session. , Advantage will also be taken of the means concentrated in this establishment from all quarters of the Union, to collect and digest such extensive statistical observations on all the most important interests of the country as can not fail to prove ol very great value. This portion of the work will be separately paged, so as to admit of binding by itself, and wifl be furnished with a copious index, so that the United State* Magazine will also constitute a CovrLKTK Anni'al Rf.uistkk, on a scale uuattemplcd before, and ol very great importance to all clattet, not only as affording a current and combined view, from month to month, of th? subjects which it will comprise, but also for record and relerence through luture years; the value of which will increase with the duration of the work. ... Although in its political character the United Stutes Magazine addresses its claim* to- the support of the De mocratic party, tt is hoped that its other feature* referred to above?independently of the desirable object ol boom ing acquainted with the doctrines of an opponent thus advocated?will recommend it to a liberal and candid support from all partie*. and from the large class of no To promote the popular objects in view, and relying up on the united support of the Democratic party, as well as from others, the price of sulwcription is fixed at the low rate of ftVr dollar* per annum ; while in mechanical ar rangement, and in size, quantity of matter, flic., the Lul led States Magazine will lie placed on a par ut least with the leading monthlies of England. 1 he whole will form three large octavo volume* each year. , ' XET Tun**: in advance, or Sfion the delivery of the third number. In rpturn for a remittance of t20, five co pies will be sent ; of ?50, thirteen copic* will be sent; and of $100, twenty-nine copie*. VCT All communication* to bo addressed (poat paid) to the publisher*. TAMMANY HALE. At a reeular meeting of the Democratic Republican Gen eral Committee, of the city and county of NewOork, held at Tammany Hall, on Thur*day evening, April fl, 1H37 The prospectus issued by Mcs*r*. I,?njrtree & O'Sulli vnn, for the publication, at the city of Washington, of a monthly magazine, to lie entitled the United Statea Maga zine and Democratic Review, having been presented and read, it was thereupon. Hesolved unanimously, That, in the opinion of this Committee, the work referred to in the proepectus v> ill prove highly useful to the Democratic Party, and benefi cial to the community; that the plan of the work api>eare to lie judiciously adapted to the attainment of the impor tant objects announced l?y the publishers, and we cordially recommend it to the support of our fellow eitiren*. An extract from the minutes. EnwAKD SA*t>ro?n. Secretary. ADVERTISEMENTS li m uttemUd Iw render Um United Sua.-. medium (or iitomqr mud general mUerti..,,,, for^ek.is thorough circulation to every Stale of tU Union ?J! abroad, Mill render a very adi anlageous. ' Advertisement* will be inaerted on the cover ..( .1 United States Magazine on the following terms ? 1 square, (1# lmr?,) one insertion, ? ill no ?lo. do. three times, . . .. v. 1 column, oue insertion, .... \ do. three tuuea, .... 7 ^ U?. mice inoea, . . . . j0 ^ I square, per annum, j?. Single pagea Hitched in fur $2 SO: 8 uaffea tlo i? I [*fr'I hese will he inserted only 111 lie copia-^'d?. hrered by handI in the lam cities, and S000 of rarh w,l| Iks required The other advertisement* are ptiMishe" I ? very cop.. A Magaiine being generally preserved. and returned for perusal for tnonlha ou the family table ren U a much more deniable agent for appropriate adver tising than newspapers or'other evanescent periodica - A.lverti.einent. wilf be received by air ihe Agents. j Bllla intended for at itching with the cover, if deliv ered?t the following places, free of expense, will |? gulari* forwarded and Eaatern State.. On. lV"Tr?,li tl ***:*"? ' , Nc w "^Hk M Ith* of Mr. O Sullivan, No. tt.1 Cedar atreetTn.TT.i.'iUjr.r, K I' Deailver, Market atreet; Baltimore, F. Lucas, Jr Tf , should l>e scat not later than the 10th day of the mouth previoua to that required for insertion. LANGTREE 6t OT3ULLIVAN Washington, D. C.. March 4. 1837. j PROSPECTUS . ~ TO THB L AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE, V rot 183?. rtvg dollars rKE vm. (,h? fir*1 of Jauuary waa publish* d the first number of I -hr^L',",a'1 rolu"M!^ American Monthly Magazine I bis ?Uouuuenc? the aecond year of " the New Series j 01 the African Monthly." One year baa paaaed since, by il.he .Ur/V?,f * England Magazine with this well eatublimd periodical, the resources of a publication whirh had plW^nialy almorbcd those of the American Monthly* Ke?i.m?nd of the United States Magazine, were all concentflBA^a. the American Monthly Maga* zine , giving at dHyraad a basis to the work aa to i !?""?' cra^BfcAjnaure ita permanency rhi- number of pages, whicHW^^i^^nth excee.le.l one hundred, was at the stuuc tc room for an additio ,al aupply of nriginalam^H^MHk^ number of the work throughout the year baa beenonT^ I merited with an engraving, executed by the first artist, j", ; the country. How far the literary contents of the Muga l^c *i'h these secondary improvemeni^ i the oublic are the Ixiat judges. The aim of the uropr.rtor-' baa Ijeen from the first u> establish a perHxlical which should have u lone and character of ita own ; and which while rendered sufficiently amusing to ensure ita circula i tion,?hould ever keep for ita main object the promotion ul food taste, and aound. vigoroua and fearless thinkinit. m, on whatever auhieet it undertook to diacuas ; which, in a word, should make iu way into pul.lie favor, and establish lU claim, to consideration, mther by what aliould l? found in its pagea than by any eclat which the num. * of popular contributors, or the diaaemination of laudatory paragraphs, could confer. Nor has the American Monthly had any reason to regret having adopted and followed out 1 the course prescribed to itaelf from the first. It baa in deed Iom both contributora and aul?cril>era l?v thv tone of some of it* papers; but by the moie eiilightened w Iw have indited of the tendency of Ihe work iu the aggregate and not hy its occasional difference ofopinion w ilb themselves it has l>een sustained w ith spirit and liberality. It |,:u' l<een enabled to merge from infancy and dependance upon extrinsic circtimstancea; and the <|uiekeuing power o! many mmda, laboring aueceaaively or in unison, has in fused vitality into the creation while ahaping it into form uutil now it has a living principle of ita own. It han |?! come something, it is hoped, which "theworld would not willingly let die," Out though the aubacription list ofthe American Monthly has enlarged with the publication of every numlier durin ? the laat year, it is not yet sufficiently full t0 justify the publiahera in carry ing into effect their plan of liberally compensating lioth the regular contributors and every v* ri ter tluit furniahea a casual paper for the week. Nor till literary labor in every department of a periodical is ade quately thu- rewarded, can it fully austain or merit tin character which an occtaional article from a well naul popular pen may give. 1 If these views be just, there is no impertinence in ap pealing here to the public to assist in furthering them by promoting the prosperity of the American Monthly Maga The work which la under the editorial chagre of C F HMfiaM and Park Benjamin, Eaq. will continue to be 8ubhahed simultaneously on the first of every month, in lew Yorfc, bv George Dearborn & Co., in Boston by Otis, Hroaders & Co., communications received at the Office No. 38, Gold Street, New York. PROSPECTUS OF THE SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER, THOMAS W. WHITE, E0ITOE AND PEOfltETOK TH'S IS A. MONTHLY MAGAZINE, devote,) A chiefly to literature, but occasionally finding room for artirlts that fall within the acope of Science ; and not professing an entire diadain of tasteful .rim,on*, thonali ita matter baa been, as it will continue to be, in the mam original. Party politics And controversial theology, aa far as pes aible are jealously excluded. They are aometimes so Wended with discussions in literature or in moral science otherwise unobjectionable, aa to gain admittance for the' sake of the more valuable matter to which they adhere . 'never that happens, they are incidental only ; not primary. They are dross, tolerated only because it can not well be severed from the sterling ore wherewith it is incorporated. Reviewa and Critical Notices occupy their due space in the work; and it is the editor's aim that they should have a threefold tendency?to convey in a condensed form, such valuable truths or interesting incidents as are ?emlKxIied in the works reviewed,^?to direct the reader's attention to books that deserve to be read,?and trt warn him agaiMt wasting lime and money upon that large num ber, which merit only to be burned. In this age of pulili cations, that by their vsriety and multitude distract and overwhelm every undiscnminating atudent, impartial criticism, governed by the views just mentioned, is one of the most inestimable and indispensable of auxiliaries, to him who does wish to discriminate. Essays and Tales, having in viewutility or amusement, or lioth, Historical Sketches,?and Reminiscences of events too minute for history, yet elucidating it, and heiglit ening its interest,?may be regarded aa forming the staple of the work. And of indigenous poetry, enough is pub lished sometimes of no mean strain?to manifest and to cultivate the growing poetical taste and talents of our country. Tho times appear, for 'several ressons, to demand such a work?and not one alone, but many. The public mind i? feverish and irritated still, from recent political strifes: I he soft, assuasive influence of literature is needed, to allay that fever, and soothe that irritation. Vice and folly are rioting abroad : They should be driven by indignant rebuke, or lashed by ridicule, into their fitting haunts. Ignorance lows it over an immense proportion of our people. Every spring should lie set in motion, to arouse Ihe enlightened, and to increase their number; so that the great enemy of popular government may no longer brood, like a portentous cloud, over the destinies of our country'. And to accomplish all these ends, what more powerful agent can be employed than a periodical, on the plan of rPi c?fe"?er' 'h*' l>Un be Init carried out 111 practice, rhe South, peculiarly, requires such an agent. In all the L nion, south of W ashington, there arc but two literary periodicals Northward of that city, there are probably at least twenty-five or thirty ? Is this contrast justified by the wealth, the leisure, the native talent, or the actual literary taste of the Southern people, compared with those of the Northern ? No: for in wealth, talents, ami taste, we may justly claim at least an equality with our bre thren; and a domrslie inatitutiou exclusively our own, beyond all doubt affords us, if we choose, twice the leisure for reading and writing, which they enjoy. It was from a deep sense of this focnl want, that the word Sou THRUST waa engrafted on the name of li in I periodical; and not with any design to nourish local pic I judiees, or to advocate aup|*>a?.d local interests. Far from any such thought, it is the editor's fervent wish to see the North and South hound endearingly together forever, in the silken bands of mutual kindness and affection f ar from meditating hostility to the Worth, he has already drawn,and he hopes hereafter to draw, much of his choicest matter thence; ano hapny indeed w ill he deem himself, should hi. pages, by making each region know the other better, contribute in any essential degree to dispel It.e lowering clouds that now threaten the peace of both, and to brighten and strengthen the sacred ties of fraterii-l love. rr f ^ Southern Literary Messenger has noyv reached the fifth No. of its third volume. How far it has acted out the ideas here uttered, it is not for the editor to say lb Micves, however, that it falls not further short of them than human weakness usually makes practice fall short ol theory. r The Messenger is issued monthly. Each numl>er of the work contains (34 larjre super-royal pa^rs, printed in tli'1 very handsomest manner, on new type, and on pnper equal at least to that on which any other periodical is printed in our country. No subscription will l?e received for less than a volume, and must commence with the current one. The price is ?5 per vojume, which must be paid in all cases at the line of aubacribing. This is particularly adverted to now 10 avoid miaapprehensinn, or future misundcrslsndiiiy??< no order will hereafter he attended to unless accompanied with the price of subscription. The postage on the Measeni;er is six cents on any sin gle No. for all distances under 100miles?over 100 miles, ten cents. All communications or letters, relative to the Messen ger, must be addreased to Thomas W. White. Southern Literary Messenger Office, Richmond, Va THE MADISONIAN. Thu Madisoxu* is published Tri-weekly during th* sittings of Congress, snd Semi-weekly during the re cess. Tri-weeklv on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Satur day*. Advertisements intended for the Tuesday pjper. should be sent in early on Monday?those for the Thursday paper, early on Wedoeaday, and for the Sa turday paper, early on Friday. Qffut, E slrtet, nrtr Tenth.