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[Reported for the American Republican.] NATIONAL LORD'S DAY CONVENTION. Wo continue our report of the interesting proceedings, where it was broken off in yester day's paper. At this stage of the proceedings, Mr. Cliilds moved to lay the resolution of Dr. Boardman on the table, to enable him to offer one pre-1 'pared by Dr. Nott. The motion prevailed. I After a few remarks from several delegates, j the resolution of Dr. Nott was also laid on the table. Di. Boardman's resolution was again taken up, which brought upon the floor the Hon.! Harman Denny, of Penn'a., who addressed the Convention in favor of a modification of the resolution. Mr. Childs followed him in a speech charac teristic of the man; lie said, let the past be! forgotten; let bygones be bygones; say nothing ! condemnatory of the past, but respectfully en treat the National Legislature not to desecrate the Sabhath for the future. t < Dr. Nott spoke from the stand, and desired the Convention to pass a resolution conciliatory to the National Legislature or none at all. ' The Itev. Thomas H. Stockton then took the floor, and in one of the most eloquent and j christian speeches it has ever been our good j fortune to listen to, offered the following reso lution which was received by the large assem bly, with marked applause. Resolved, That the Convention do hereby respectfully tender to such members of Con gresses have heretofore attempted to prevent the desecration of the Lord's day, by the unneces sary extension of legislative action into the sacred day, its unanimous commendation, and further express the hope that similar efforts hereafter will be sustained by a majority of thoir honorable body. Dr. Boardman then rose, and in a neat speech returned his thanks to the Rev'd. Mr. Stockton for the resolution, and begged to be permitted to adopt it as his own. The question was taken and the resolution was adopted with acclamation. There was not a dissenting voice. A vote of thanks was passed to the Hon. Judge Hall, for the dignity arid impartiality with which lie had presided over the Conven tion. A resolution was also passed returning the thanks of this Convention to the president and directors of the railroad and stoamboat compa nies leading into Baltimore, for their kindness in reducing the fare to the delegates of the Convention. A verbal report was made by the enrolling committee, who stated that the number of de legates in attendance were 1796—685 from a distance—the balance from the city of Balti more. A collection was called for and taken up, to aid in defraying the expenses of the convention. Prayer, by the Rev. Thos. H. Stockton. The Convention then adjourned sine die. ADDRESS OF THE NATIONAL LORD'S DAY CONVENTION TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. The Convention of delegates assembled in this city from various parts of the Union, to consult on the means of promoting a more gen eral observance of the Christian Sabbath, would respectfully solicit the attention of their fellow citizens to the subject of their deliberations.— AVere an apology necessary for an appeal so wide as this address contemplates, it is found in the fact that the object concerns nil—whether they dwell in the crowded city or the scattered hamlet; in the palaces of the rich or the cot tages of the poor. They believe that the results 'of the decision which the nation shall maturely form as to the claims of this institution will reach far onward in its history, and that wo arc dealing with the elements of the future weal or woe of the hundreds of millions who are to in habit this land when we and ours will be rc memborcd only by the healthful or baneful in fluences we have exerted upon this forming pe riod of our careor. ' That our means of safety are as peculiar as fcur perils, is an admitted truism. Wo have parted with many of the perspective safeguards of other countries. The popular ignorance upon which the monarchies of the old world have so greatly relied for safety, wo deprecate as our danger. The elevation of the masses in intelligence, which they fear, is our hope. They aro building citadels of defence from their own people. We are seeking to awaken in ours a higher and higher estimate of their power and their rights. Their restraints from violence are external force. Ours are the love of order, the sense of justice, the power of conscience and the fear of God. Such are our trusts; if they fail us, all is lost. Our mistake is fatal, and there is no remedy. It is with rcferenco to considerations like these that wo desire to fix the attention of our fellow citizens upon the Sabbath, as a moral safeguard tendered to us by our beneficent Cre ator for just such exigencies as ours; and as nations are what individuals are, tendered to us as a nation, to each of us as individuals, with all its blessed influences upon the life that is, and the never-ending life to come. a human device, we might well fe™ lest evil should be mingled with its good, and could Justly question its claims upon our unlimited confidence. But it is a law of God—coeval with creation. It is one of the selected few, the Ten Commandments, that brief but com prehensive expression of His will Among these it stands, and wo may not say that it is secondary in importance or obligation to any. For aught wo know, it may be the very key stone of the arch. This should be enough. There is no higher sanction our reason can ask or conceive. But were there no such revelation, and wero we compelled to trace back from cffects4o causes, so manifold are the Sabbath blessings, AND BALTIMORE DAILY CLIPPER. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING, BY BULL & TITTLE, No. 13* BALTIMORE STREET, BALTIMORE, Met. so complete its adaptation to our physical, so cial, and moral necessities, we could not fail to refer its origin to Him who made man, and who knew his wants as his Creator alone could know them. That it was made for man as man, is proved by all its bearings upon all his wants. As a period of rest, after six days continu ous toil, it is indispensable to the laborer. With out this gracious interval his health and vigor prematurely decay as certainly, although not as speedily, as if debarred from the refresh ment of sleep; and health and vigor are the poor man's capital. The statistics now so greatly accumulated that we cease to gather them, showing the fearful waste of life in those employments which know no such suspension, are full of warning and instruction. Sad in deed is the lot of the laborer without this ju bilee of the week to recruit his exhausted en ergies; when ho may wipe the sweat from his brow and lift up his body and lift up his spirit, alike bowed down by daily toil. Nor is this interval of repose, as a law of, our physical nature, less necessary to intcllectu- ! al occupations. The mind must be statedly unladen of its cares, as the body of its bur thens, or a smilar penalty must be endured.— The ordinary effects of systematic violations of the Lord's Day, by men of business or profes sional men, are less clearness of perception and power of discrimination, and soundness of judgment, and generally by a diminution of intellectual vigor; often followed by a sudden breaking down of the overtasked mental facul ties; in other instances the result is lunacy or self-murder. In short, moral and religious considerations apart, nothing is gained by a violation of the Divine command—a truth oft en learned too late. If a man would make the most of himself in all respects, he will do well to remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. But the demands of our moral and social na ture for the blessings of a sanctified Sabbath are still more imperative, and take hold of higher results. We cannot dispense with this pause from the ceaseless pursuit of pleasure, gain or distinction—wo need it to moderate our passions, to chasten our desires, to purify our motives, to elevate our aims, and to seek the salvation of our souls. It is hero the Sab bath chiefly discloses the divinity of its origin and the benevolence of its purpose. It speaks in God's name to the tide of world liness—"thus far shalt thou come, and no far ther;" and communes with lnm of eternal retri butions—points his burdened conscience to the only Saviour, and to that Heaven whose end less felicities none shall know but the pure in heart and the pure in life. In its legitimate ob servance it is a season of hushed passions and of tranquil enjoyment, disposing the heart to kindness and good will—a season for the affec tionate instruction of the young in their duties to God and their fellow beings—for the privi leges of private and social worship—attendance upon the instructions of an intelligent Christian ministry, and devoutly reading the inspired words of truth and love in the holy volume.— The subjects of thought and conversation are pure and elevating in their nature, and it would be strange, indeed, if the Sabbath sun, as it sets upon a family or community who had thus hal lowed its hours of light, did not leave them happier, wiser and better than when ho rose.— Can any doubt the effects of a day thus spent on mental and moral character, or the power of that restraint which it throws over the con duct? Nearly three entire years, or one seventh of the life of every young man, who leaves his home on reaching the age of manhood, has been spent under such influences. These are not the families, nor these the individuals, who are nuisances to society. It is not he who fears God, and keeps his Sabbath, that robs his neighbor or murders him—every body knows that; nor is his place among the debased of his species in any respect, or any where—least of all here. You cannot keep a man ignorant or bru tish in this country if you give him his Sabbath and he observes it according to his Maker's will. He will be raised by its concentrated influences, and will understand and value his civil and po litical rights, and will respect the rights of oth ers. The wiley demagogue must seek some where else his tool or his victim. With a population thus nurtured, we all feel that our laws would be obeyed and our liberties as a nation safe; but there can be no such with out the Sabbath and its appropriate sanctifica tion, and there is no such where it is unknown and unhonored. We beseech our fellow citi zens to maturely consider this conclusion and the facts which are inevitably involved it. If these are the happy issues of obedience to this wise and gracious command of our Creator, we aro warned by his words and awful provi dences, that its profanation is proportionally dangerous. However pure and healthful the fountain, if poison bo cast into it, it sends forth onlv streams of death, and so will desecrated and" polluted Sabbaths work our more speedy and dreadful ruin. Our principle of self-govern ment as a people must bo abandoned, and we and our children must pass under the yoke of despotism. There is much to encourage us. The Sab bath, like the Bible, is to a great extent embed ded in our affections, our most cherished asso ciations, and in our social and civil usages. Al most universally the places of public amuse ment arc closed; and as a general fact and in a growing degreo there is a cessation from opon labor; and those from whom this privilege is yet withheld—for withheld it is in instances fear fully numerous—havo begun to feel it the sor est evil of their poverty that tliey cannot obtain that evon as a boon which is theirs by inaliena ble birth-right—by the legacy of their fathers. Of the strength of this desire for deliverance there are the most convincing proofs before the Convention, and among the motives which have assembled us here, many of us from dis tant homes, were the affecting appeals of this very class of our proscribed lellow-citizens for the holp which public opinion and public sym pathy may bring to their relief. Shall it be de nied? and especially the sought-for aid bo withheld by those who have the power to grant it; and that for the sako of gains uncertain at the best, but which if realized, will bring no real good, and which may yet ruffle and disturb the pillow of death. In conclusion, wo would ask of our follow ci tizens their influence, their kind persuasions, and abovo all, their blameless example in aid of this cause, to the furtherance of which so many and so various considerations prompt us. The world has never witnessed tlio spectacle of an universal obcdionco to IhcHabbath in any co rntry; and its full power to bless a nation is yet unrevealed. In no other land can the trial SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1844. be tnade with such encouragements as in ibis, and with such power of example to the world —for if successful here it will be as the volun tary decision of a free people. It was the remark of one of the ablest and purest of those foreigners who carne to our aid in the days of revolutionary peril, and who made his home, and recently his grave, among us—the late venerable Duponcnau, of Philadel phia—that of all wo clainicdas characteristic, our observance of the Sabbath is the only one truly national and American, and for this cause, if for no other, he trusted it would never lose its hold on our affections and patriotism. It was a noble thought, and may well mingle with higher and nobler motives to stimulate our efforts and encourage our hopes. And while it is the glory so eagerly coveted by oth er nations that they may be pre-eminent in conquest and extended rule, let us gladly accept it as.our distinction, and wear it as the fairest of all that grace our escutcheon, that we pre eminently honor the Sabbath and the Sabbath's Lord. In behalf of the Convention: JOHN Q. ADAMS, Piesidcnt. Harmar Denn'y, Secretary. [Reported for the American Republican.] TRIAL OF TISE REV. C. T. TORREY. BALTIMORE CITY COURT. Present—Judges Price, -\isbct and Worthington. FRIDAY, NOV. 29TH. State vs. Charles T Torrey, indicted for abducting three slaves, Hannah, Judah and Stephen Gooseberry, the property of VVni. Heckrote, in June last, in violation of an act of Assembly of 1827, chap. 15, first section, providing that if any free per son shall "entice, persuade, or assist, any slave or servant, knowing him or she to bo such, to run away from his or her lawful owner or pos sessor, and such slave or servant shall actually run away," &.c. such person shall be liable to confinement in the penitentiary not exceeding six years. A difference of opinion existing between counsel, as to the mode of selecting a jury, some time was occupied in arguing the question be fore the court. The court decided that the usual right to challenge was the mode designa ted by law and acted upon, in such cases. The following gentlemen were then selected as a jury in the case, under the right of chal lenge: John 11. T. Boone, Wm. Young, Wm. Fair child, John Bratt, Allen Elder, Geo. Brown, J. A. Bosley, Wm. Elisor, L. E. Pontier, Wil liam Johnson, Thos. McC'onnell and Elisha Lee. Geo. R. Richardson, Esq. State's Attorney, opened the case in a brief statement of what the State be able to prove in affixing the crime alleged upon the travorser, (Charles T. Torrey;) and the law under which the traver ser was arraigned. Wm. Ileckrotto, sworn. Owned throe slaves —an old woman about 40 years of age, a tooth out near front, a bright chesnul color; Judah, her daughter, aged about 19years;and Stephen, a son of Hannah, a younger child; they had a va riety of clothing: were excellent servants, and without fault; they left on the 4th of June, a bout 8 or 9 o'clock at night; keeps a public hoHse; bologna sausage and crackers wero free ly used in the tavern; the crackers were manu factured by Mr. Henry Henderson. Charles T. Heckrotte, sworn. Between 9 and 10 o'clock, at night, four or five days be fore the slaves were missed, saw a person talk ing to Judah, at fathers back gate; thinks the prisoner is the man seen in conversation with the girl; thought the person, at the time, a bro thcr-in-law,but upon further examination found it was not; had identified the traverser, when afterwards arrested, as the person whom I had seen at the gate; ho had whiskers then, and looks thinner now; it was a light night; the girl ran in when she saw me. Cross-examined by defence. Had suid posi tively the person at the magistrate's was the one seen talking to the girl; the girl ran in; the prisoner walked off; did not tell father at the time of seeing the person talking to the girl, of it, because 1 did not think lie was there tor the purpose of persuading the slaves away; when they were gone, told him of it, and expressod the belief that lie bad taken the slaves away; the clothes worn by the person at the gate wero of a light color; had identified the man at the magistrate's office, as the person seen talking to the girl; lie then had on different clothing, had not seen traverser after seeing him at the gate, until seen at the magistrate's office; had described him previous to going to the offlco, and when there was requested to pick him out of a large number of persons in the office; did so; knew him from his heighth, whiskers, and hair; in approaching the person at the gate, he left the girl, and passed up by me. Nicholas Woodward, sworn. Keeps a live ry stable; on the 4th of June, Mr. Torrey pro cured an open Rockaway carriage, calculated to carry four persons, and two dun or croain colored horses; he returned them on the Sab bath (the 9th) following; tlio horses wero very seriously injured from rapid driving—one of them died; the horses wore peculiar from their white manes and tails; the person arraigned was the one alluded to; know him well; had hired him horses before. Gcorgo W. S. Rigdon, sworn. On the morn ing of the 7th of June, about 5 or 6 o'clock, came down to Deer Creek Bridge, Harford County; saw a carriage standing in the road; the harness wero hanging upon it; saw a white gentleman washing his hands in a bucket; a colored boy was washing two horses in the Creek; they seemed to have been driven very hard—thought they would be injured by the washing; the white person seen, was the same man present, [looking at Torry;] the horses were fed upon the road; thought strango of seeing sucii a party there, and under such cir cumstances, and took very particular notice of the white man; felt satisfied that traverser was the person; saw the advertisement of the slaves having gone off', and wrote a letter to Mr. Heckrotte, telling him tiro slaves had been hauled away, and mentioned the fact of seeing the boy spoken of; the boy was of a chesnut color; had noticed the white man at the time of seeing him at the bridge, thinking that something was wrong, with a view to his iden tification afterwards; should have known him within seven years after; had told Mr. Zell so when he came to Harford; did point him out as the person when iti tho magistrate's office. Cross examined. The bridge is about 30 miles from Baltimore; bad said he had seen the traverser in 1832, at his (witness') uncle's;, was not positive that tho traverser was the person at uncle's; was confident that ho was the man seen at the bridge, and upon retiring, the white man was eating sausage and crackers at the carriage; ho had on a blue coat and cap; did not sue any women with them; the colored boy I had on grey cassinett clothing; did not see them when they left; the horses were washed near the abutment of the b idge, about six feet dis tant from it; witness saw them from the bridge, just abovo them. Robert Rigdon sworn. Lives in Ilarford co. on the Peach Bottom road, about a mile and n half abovo Deer Creek: keeps a blacksmith's shop 011 the road; morning of the sth of June saw a carriage going up, with a couple colored horses, with white tails and manes; it returne.d in the evening; a white man and colored per sons wero in the carriage; on tho 9th, in the morning, saw it again; the boy, sitting in front, appeared to be about 17 years of age; the old black woman seemed to bo about 35 or 40, was laughing, and discovered a tooth out in front; a colored girl sat beside her; a white man was seated in front with the boy; felt confident the person arraigned was the man in the carriage. Cross-examined. Shop is about 12 or 15 ! miles from Poach Bottom; did not sec any lady j in the carriage on the morning of the sth of June, but a black woman and white man driv ing about 7 or 8 o'clock; morning of the 9th saw same carriage pass, with the white man and three colored persons; reason for noticing more particularly then was because of hearing that some person had boon engaged in carrying oft' negroes to the bridge; the horses were trot ting when passing the shop; could not he mis taken in seeing the woman's tootli out; none of their faces were concealed; thinks the woman who was seen alone in the carriage had a veil over her face; father spoke to the white man, in passing with the threo colored persons; did not remember what was said at the time; could not bo mistaken in the white man; did not see the carriage on its return from the bridge; don't know whether the carriage came to Baltimore, or where it went, when it passed down on the morning of tho stli of June; the white man wore a cap and dark coat, on the sth and 7th; he had a baton when next seen in this city, in tho magistrate's office, and a different coat; had come to this city, under a summons to testify for the State; had no know ledge then of Mr. Ileckrotte's negroes having been lost; had described the woman tootli out, beforej the magistrate, previous to having heard such was the fact; previous to ex amination was in a room with Mr. Heckrotte, Uncles George and Benjamin, and officer Zell; did not know such a person as Mr. Heckrotte lived in Baltimore, until after coining here; had talked with Mr. Daniel West, since coining to Baltimore; had no knowledge of having said lie came here to aid in sending a d—n rascal to the penitentiary; might have said so in jest. George Amos, sworn. Lives about 4 miles above Deer Creek, on the Baltimore and Peach Bottom Road; saw a carriage pass, with a col ored boy and while man sitting in front, and two colored women in it; this was on tho 7th Juno; had seen the saine white man in a car nage, with a black boy, and colored man, on the 26th May, driving one horse; could not suy positively that traverser was the man—he looks like him. Cross-examined. One of the women were black; could not say what color the other was; it is about 35 miles to Baltimore from where witness saw them; should think it would take a good part of two daysj to travel the distance; the boy had on a light grey jacket, vest, and pantaloons. Benjamin Amos, sworn. Saw a carriage, on the sth June, passing Poach Bottom road, towards Baltimore; the horses were small, white manes and tails; this was on Wednesday; on Friday, about 7 or 8 o'clock, was at Rig don's blacksmith shop, saw the carriage coming up again; old Mr. Rigdon spoke of it, and a proposition was made to stop the carriage; old Mr. Rigdon, upon its coming up, spoke with the white man in it; there was a colored boy and two women in it; could not say positively the traverser was tho man, but thought he was; on Saturday morning, the man, with the same horse and carriage, came down, but there was no colored persons in it. Cross-examined. Was at Rigdon's shop; saw the carriage and persons; the boy had on steel colored clothes—the women had on dark dresses; the horses were in a walk, and seemed as if they had been driven very hard; tho white man in tho carriage had large whiskers; had never seen traverser since his arrest; had heard it said that Torrey had been arrested as the man supposed to have carried off the slaves. Samuel Scliarf, sworn. On Saturday morn ing, about 8 o'clock, of the Bth of June, saw a carriage coining down Poach Bottom road; saw but a white man in it; ha wore a cap, and hud whiskers; thinks the traverser is the man; the horses were trotting. Henry Bishop, sworn. Keeps a tavern about 10 miles from Baltimore; on Saturday evening, early in June, a gentleman drove up to the tavern in an open earriago, drawn by two horses with flaxen manes and tails; he staid all night, and left on Sunday morning, after breaktast; had no doubt about the traverser's being the man; thinks he had whiskers then. Ezekicl Burke, sworn. Was at 11. Bishop's tavern, on a Sabbath morning, early in June; saw a pair of horses, attached to a carriage, in front of tho house; knew them to belong to Mr. Woodward, having hired them of him the pre vious Sabbath; one of the horses appeared very sick, and the witness speaking of it, was told by the porson having charge of the horse, that it was occasioned by his accidentally running against a rock; the traverser was the man who drove off in the carriage. Cross examined. Had seen traverser, after the time alluded to, and before his arrest, visi ting a family in Old Town; did not recollect his clothing. Samuel F. Rigdon, sworn. Lives on the north side of Rock Ridge, Harford county; on the 7th June, saw a carriage returning from di rection of Peach Bottom, drawn by two creain colored horses; a proposition was made to stop the carriage; as it was passing witness remark ed to the white man in the carriage, " I sec you've got a whole family this morning;" there was an elderly colored woman in the carriage, who laughed at the remark, and displayed un absent tooth; there was a girl by herside; tliey were dressed in dark; a colored boy was driv ing, dressed in lead colored clothes; had propo sed stopping the carriage because it had so fre quently passed to the bridge with negroes, and returned empty. Witness next day lbund near tho bridge somoerackcrs, marked "11. K— some fragments of Bologtie sausage, and several scraps of ribbon; look some crackers and tlio ribbon home; saw. that animals had also been feeding there; had no doubt about tho traverser being the man seen in the carriage. Cross-examined. Had taken tho ribbons borne to the children; tliey did not receive them because tliey were too short to be made use of; the ribbons have remained in the pocket of witness ever since; the old colored woman was sitting on the other side of the carriage from where witness stood; when she giinned at wit ness remarking to tho white man, "you have got a whole family this morning," a tooth was seen to he out; thinks it was the upper eye tootli; the women were dressed in dark; on the sth, spoke to the man in passing towards Bal timore, and asked him to stop until we shovel led some dirt on a bridge over a stream; had seen tiro same man frequently, but not with the same horses; in April, 1843, hud seen him tak ing negroes toward tiro bridge; in November, 1813, the same man took colored persons in the same direction', and returned without them. Charles Heckrotte, recalled. Knew that sis ter had trimmed Judah's bonnet, about a month before she went away; had seen the ribbon on tiro bonnet al sister's house. Witness produced a piece of ribbon, procured from his sister, cor responding with that brought into court by Mr. Rigdon, which he found at the bridge. Cross-examined. Had seen the bonnet in possession of sister; spoke of the ribbon at the time, and sister said she had taken it from : a bonnet of her own. The counsel suggested that several witnesses , were yet to be examined, and as it was late, ; witli the consent of tiro court, the further pio-! secution of lite case had better be postponed \ until to-morrow, wlipn it would be finally con- j eluded, so far as they were concerned. The court accordingly adjourned, at half past 4 o'clock, till to-morrow morning, 10! o'clock. [Correspondence of the American Republican.] NEW YORK, NOV. 28, 1844. I am at a loss what to write about to-day, as ! there appears to bo but little news stiirmg here. Tiro weather is still cold and unplea- j sunt, but has moderated considerably. Trial of Polly liodine. This trial moves on j slowly, it being found almost impossible to j procuie a jury, from the fact that every indivi- j dual nearly on the Island, where the trial is ! held has expressed an opinion either in favor or j against the prisoner. jVr. Phillips'' Concert. Mr. Ilcnry Phillips' j sacicd concert at the Tabernacle, last night, j was very numerously attended. It was one of the greatest musical treats enjoyed in this city j for many years. He gives a miscellaneous j concert at Niblo's this evening. Polish .Anniversary. Tho Poles residing in j this city and neighborhood contemplate assem- i bling together at the Stuyvesant Institution, j Broadway, to-morrow evening, the 29th inst., | to celebrate the anniversary of the revolution | in their native land. Painful Suicide. A female named Marga- , ret Lee, a native of England, aged 35 years, I committed suicide ala house in Murray street I last night, by taking laudanum. The cause j for this self-destruction was stated to be the al leged unfaithfulness of her husband to his marriage vows, he having, it is said, three liv ing wives, and had deserted her to live with one he had recently married. She left two small children. Fire. About 1 o'clock yesterday morning a fire was discovered in the four story brick store, No. 208 Pearl-st., corner of Fletcher, the upper stories of which were occupied by Smith & Hartshorn, boot and shoe dealers, whose stock is considerably damaged. The first floor was occupied by Lucius Smith, dealer in dry goods, whose stock is greatly damaged by water. Shipment of Specie. The packet ship Zu rich, for Havre, takes out $70,000 in silver It is estimated that about $3,000,000 in specie have been shipped since the Ist October, and between five and six millions since June. National Reformers. This is the cognomen of a new party recently brought into existence in this city. They held a "grand rally" at Croton Hall last evening to adopt measures to draw up a memorial to Congress, urging the adoption of their peculiar views, which may be gleaned from tiro following Pledge adopted on the occasion: "We whose names are annexed, desirous of restoring to Man his Natural Right toLand, do solemnly agree that wo will not vote for any man, for any legislative office, who will not pledge himself, m writing, to uso all the influence of his station, if elected, to pre vent all further traffic in the Public Lands of the States and of the United States, and to cause tlrom to be laid out in Farms and Lots for the free and exclusive use of Actual set tlers." Important Decision. An interesting decision was made in one of our courts yesterday, in which the Gas Light company, was plaintiff, and W. Williams, defendant. It was an ac tion to recover $79 for gas light furnished to defendant al his store No. 72 West Broadway, in the six months ending Feb. 1840, as shown by the metre in the store. The defence was that Mr. Williams did not use the gas, but used i oil, and if the metro showed such it must have been out of repair, and the gas pipes leaked.— The plaintiffs contend that they arc entitled to pay as shown by tiro metre, which is a correct guide and that if the pipes leaked after the gas passing into the store it was the duty of defend ant to have notified tho Gas Company, which he failed in doing. The court charged that it is the duty of persons having the gas fixtures on their premises, to notify the company of any defect. Verdict for plaintiff in amount of claim. Burglaries. Our city is infested with a gang of daring burglars. The store of Mr. A. B. Skillman, 271 Greenwich street, was entered last night by false keys, and about S2OO worth of hardware, consisting of knives, &c., stolen, with which the burglars escaped. The store of Mr. I. S. Quick, 203 Greenwich street, at the corner of Vesey street, was also broken into last night by the panel being cut from the front door, and about S3OO worth of silks, sa tins, and sewing silks, stolen. NOTICE TO SHIPPERS OF MERCHAN DIZE PER THE ERICSSON LINE. A imr M 2- 0- PECK & THOS. CI.VDK having l ' li "" sptl °f Uieir interest in the Erits -iiii Steamboat Line, shippers are re quested to consign their goods, to lie forwarded, to the Agents of the Line, to insure their safety and despatch. EDWARD G. HARRIS, Agent, No. 3 Light-st. wharf, Bait. Md. A. GROVES, Jr., Agent, 04-tf No. 19 South Wharves, Philad. JUDA4.II ENTS. Wanted to purchase aiali time Judgments of 6 and 12 months. Apply to n! L. F. SJUOTTI, 10 Exchange Place. PRICE ONE CENT BALTIMORE LOCK HOSPITAL, NORTH FREDERICK STREET, OAT the right hand aide going from Maltimore-st., two doors from the turner—where may he ob tained most speedy remedy for Gonorrhoea, Gleets, Strictures, Seminal Weakness, pain in lite Loins, af fections of the Kidneys, and every Symptom of a se cret Disease. A CURE WARRANTED, OR NO CHARGE MADE, IN FROM ONE TO TWO DAYS. ATTENDANCE from 7 in the MORNING TII.L 10 at NIGHT. DR. JOHNSTON, A rmmbcr of the ltoyal College of Surgeons. Licen tiate of the Apothecary's Hull, London, and Graduate from oneofthe first colleges in the United States, may he consulted in all diseases hitident to the human frame, but more especially in all coses of a j CERTAIN DISEASE. When the misguided and imprudent votary of plea l sure finds he has imbibed the seeds of this painful dis ease, it too often happens that an ill-timed sense of shame, or dread of discovery, deters him from apply ing to those who, from education and respectability, I can alon*? befriend him, delaying till the constitutional I symptoms of this horrid disease make their appear ance, such as ulcerated son? throat, diseased npse, nocturnal pains in the head and limhs, dininessof sight, dealnesH, nodes on the shin hone s and arms, blotches on the head, face and extremities, progressing on with (rightful rapidity, gill at last the palate of the mouth or the bones of the nose fail in and the victim of this aw ful disease becomes a horrid object of commiseration, till death puts a period to his dreadful sufferings, by sending him to "that bourne whence no traveller re turns." To such, therefore, Dr. JOHNSTON pledges himself to preserve the most inviolable secrecy; and, from his extensive practice in the first hospitals of Europe and America he can confidently recommend a safe and speedy cure to the unfortunate victim of this horrid disease. TAK E NOTIUE. Those persons who have injur ed their constitutions by a certain practice, speedily cured. SURGICAL OPERATIONS on the Eye, such as for Squinting, Cataract, &.o. ADo those for Deformity of the Limb, such ns (.'lull Foot, &e., performed on lilt? Poor free of charge. SKIN DISEASES SPEEDILY CURED. Take notice, on the right hand side of N. Frederick street, going from Baltimore street, 2 doors from the corner. Observe the name. (g/- Advice to the Poor GRATIS. 028 O'CLOCK ! ERICSSON'S STEAMBOAT LINE M FOR PHILADELPHIA, viaChcsa ? and Delaware Canal, daily, (Sun- WJ3SLdays excepted,! for the conveyance of Passengers, Merchandize. Specie, Baggage, Ste., \c,, ft?-FROM No. 3 LIGHT STREET WHARF. The Boats of this line, having hcen put in complete run ning order, one or more will leave No 3 Light street whatf DAILY (Sunday excepted,) at 2J o'clock, P.M. arriving in Philadelphia at an early hour the following morning, in time to connect with llie New York line. .Merchandize destined for New York, Boston,or any point eastward, will he forwarded from Philadelphia the same day as received, free of commission. For large shipments, special contracts can he made at low rates, (ffj- Shippers are requested to send a memo randum with each dray of goods, with the name of the shipper and consignee, and also to have their goods on the wharf hy half past 1 o'clock, to insure their delivery in Philadelphia early next morning. For further particulars, apply to E. G. HARRIS, Agent, 010-.'lm No. 3 Light street wliarf. "OPPOSITION TO MONOPOLY7" PARK REDUCED, NEW STEAMBOAT LINE TO PHILADELPHIA, VIA CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE CANAL, DAILY (SUNDAYS excepted,) at 71 o'elk, A. M. FARE ONLY 81.50. ,4 refwn The only real Opposition Line he r,S f 'l-Wflf ,wlien Baltimore and Philadelphia, 2vhtMfiiaßHK. leaves the wharf, corner of Light and Pratt streets, EVERY MORNING, (except Sunday,) at 7J o'clock, per splendid Steamer NAPOLEON, Capt. Ross, to Chesapeake City, thence 14 miles through the Canal to Delaware City, in first class Packet lloats, commanded hy gentlemanly and expe rienced Caplams, and thence hy the splendid Sledmer PIONEER, Capt. Bildcrback, and arrive in Philadel phia early the same evening. The public are assured that (notwithstanding the false reports in circulation, of this line having been stopped,) it is, and will be. continued, and no exertion spared to give comfort and speed to passengers. The only change that has been made is in placing the Steamboat PIONEER on this line in the stead of the Steamboat Portsmouth, because of a popular Preju dice (justly founded) against this last named boat. Mr. Recs has been all along and still is the Agent, in Philadelphia, of the only Opposition Litre. LOOK OUT FOR IMPOSITION! The Portsmouth Line is run by a "Monopolizing Canrparry" for the purpose of putting down the regular opposition. If you wish to keep the fare reduced front $4 to $1 .SO, goby the Steamer NAPOLEON, and no other. The accommodations by this line are warranted to he equal to any running. The Line hy NAPOLEON and PIONEER was commenced in June, hy the individual enlerprze of our own city and Philadelphia, and it is hoped that a generous public will sustain it against the Portsmouth, I.inc lately started, and run (there is good reason to believe) by the Railroad Company's agent. GRORGE A. RAWLINGS, Agent. QtJ- Office, Light, above Pratt st. n9 TO AND THE PUBLIC GEN Kit ALLY. M <tg *n An article appeared in the American Republican of yesterday morning, with 3BSiSwiiEH*.tlie signature of LEMUEL G.TAY LOR annexed, which, notwithstanding the scurrility of style, demands some notice at my hands, in conse quence of the unjustifiable attack made upon me, in dividually, therein. Having no desire to submit my professions of zeal in the public service to other test than that of practical experience, I shall not essay any unnecessary statements of facts, but leave my position to such a defence as the judicious portion of rny fellow-citizens will afford me, under so unpro voked and unwarrantable an assault. True, it is an assault by the pen alone, but it strikes at nry integrity of purpose, and is more offensive to an honorable sense of propriety, than an attack upon the person. It ema nates, too, from a professor of Christianity, a fact which would impart some weight to it, but that the low and indecorous language in which the mulice of abuse is couched hy the writer, abundantly shields me from its influence, and leaves the veiionr rankling in the bosom of the man from whom the missive sped. I have no desire to retort upon this self-constituted censor of nry pursuits, but leave him, with my feelings undisturbed, to the calmer reflections of iris own mind, satisfied that he mint find therein, if not at the hands of an instilled public, that reproach for so gra tuitous an imposition upon the credulity of this com munity, as its audacity deserves. U. A. RAWLINGS, nSB-tf Agent for Napoleon Steamboat. OPPOSITION TO MONOPOLY. FARE REDUCED. NEW STEAMBOAT LINE TO PHILADELPHIA, j Tiro proprietors ol" this Line have *nyXy onrrh: ac.I those large, safe and com -SSss-s.iii ilmr. mudinus Steamers, so well known to the citizens of Baltimore and the travelling commu nity generally, viz: The "MARYLAND, Capt. LEMUEI. G. Tayi.Oß. The "OSIRIS," " JOHN D. TURNER. And on the Delaware River,' that safe and comforta ble Steamer "PORTSMOUTH," Capt. J AS. DEVOF. j. NEW PASSENGER PURGES, ■UlliU lilted up in elegant style, have been on the Delaware and Chesa peake Canal. Will leave Pratt street wharf, near Light-st, every morning, at 7j o'clock, (except Sundays,) and arriv ing ill Philadelphia early in the evening, (ftp- Several hours in advance of the steamer Napoleon or Errics son Line. -£|J} Passage $1.50. (gjx- Passengers landed or taken off at Ford's Land ing. This route will be continued until the closing of the navigation by Ice, and resumed at its opening in the Spting, R. M. HILL, Agent, Office No. 123 Pratt street, 029-tf Corner of Grant street, (up stairs.) BEADS! BEADS!! BEADS!!! MRS. nickkrson. no. 53 hovvamd ST. has iust received a large quantity of Jet and Pound Beads, llugles, satin and pearl, of every size and variety; a large quantity of DOLL HRADS with moving eyes; TOYS of every description, selling off at cost to close the present stock and to 'prepare for the coming season. Also, a large assortfrient of Hem ming'a best NEEDLED,at 4 cts. per p&pcr, nl