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I lit* 'fw FeiUv*l.
- hr evening last, the 22d of Dft
■ 1 ; o mniversarv of the Uniting of the
u Plymouth Rock, the New Eng
..l - .y *f St. Paul held toeir Festival
' > \Y ".4i*r House.
\ . ebek, the company, composed of (
a ; . > Ihs and gentlemen, marched in
lall preceded by music, and
ed, L. A. Babcock, Esq., A ice i
i> Society ealled the assembly I
id that we were mot to com- i
universary of the landing of
tiers ; and that they on all oe
lafy of festivity acknowledg
g frovidence. In accordance
m le called upon the Rev. Mr.
invoked the blessing of Heav-
itralmced Hon. Moses Suer
it of the Society, who deliv-
was excellent—more practi
uldnsses on such occasion,
lieh ve are able to give can I
The Judge said it was a 1
it the people of the North- j,
. great many’ privations; but j
in comparison to those of | i
'athers In this connection j
tell effect and in a truthful j ,
•Hies of our times, through (
t linancial embarrassments ; |
I. AYe talk of privation ! ,
ljoying all the
here at great expense to (
had given our notes bear
five per cent, a month in
mortgage on real estate.-
•scape embarrassment, we ,
* self-denial of the old Pu- ,
with great force and pro- >
ect of free homesteads.— ,
lily should enjoy the un- j
of a home ; and if our (
ass au act securing them
lie grasping of avaricious ,
lave a tendency to till up ]
i enterprising population, (
i the possession of their ,
he wilderness to blossom ,
h here greeted the speak- ,
wed most conclusively ,
le opinion of the masses. ]
i partook of the bounti- ,
by the well-known ca- ]
r. At the com lusion of s
pation in which every (
g with each other in the (
*.rt of the ceremony', the ,
\ read in their order by
• :t sq . ,
'lirthday —The day we cele
’ ave been responded to
- . -q., but that gentleman
*. Jk.nnison, Esq., was
responded in a pecu
ie said he was as much
Pierce was when he
on to the Presidency,
to speak of the thrift and
e r of New England. He i
".u >f her soil, but in con- i
try he did not see but i
\ . along as well as any i
le New England insti- :
• ... taste, and how much
•’ ‘ ir for many necessary
i. As illustrating the
Yankees under all dr
ies were intersperced
. 1 ted anecdotes. If oth-
New England in the
•• vegetables, they did
.ing of school houses
-The seat of commercial
indents of Hendrick Hud
mch given to old bachelor
Jay Knox. He said
‘ ik and feast with the
t was appropriate on
’bus to meet and re
-110 said the char
-1 j States was for large
' v k had built the Eric
for the AVsst. llos
. i ;eristic of the South,
a old Puritans. All
ent to make up the
in t : mt we needed a more
particularly of hones
d been too much in
ing Plymouth Rock
i s whose sight was
,v! whose jingle was mu
i of the sacred Union, the
shall protect it to the last.
•v . , ded to the above sen
citous manner. The
• i don of more power,
other portion of the
was making rapid
i*■ j v wealth. The destiny
<> ry turned upon the
lie- of civil and religious
- i on and would be per
. The people of the
l' here en masse —they
v> 1 he old folks at home.
Mew 1 ■ broken up this year,
tld break loose. All
h i in r— nister with his bible,
. ; v y v> . Blackstone, and the
i i : ">v -ii.i 'material. Minneso
ta w i l.v iillc-i Dakota organized and
mK 1 •.•.•I in the li me of some who were
n--.it :'..• lorthwc 5 would contain 100,-
‘/l of Irecuicn.
S / :'*ie Cradle and the Tomb of
1, ■ f ather of his Country.
f,, -J,' sentiment labvy Officer, Esq.,
I’i’-d upon to respond, but not being
I ;es .1 Hen. J. C. Dow, of Hastings, was
.•ailed. Mr. I>. did not know why he
i up 'ii to , espond to this toast,
. a v.v Hampshire man, [someone in
< idhno- responded because he had a
.1 „ w:fej hue I • thought it was emi
-1 p.r thai the South should be
i • occasions of this kind.
• i . i-eved that Minnesota had
i ‘.o fedi ; i . he South, and as we
v ■. e .o *<• admitted into the Union of
hut -i. ir Renter ntatives would go to
Mad igr. n a ly would be grasped by
die i by t’.i - >uthern brethren with
f-.uerna! ; ’. r the sake of the Union.
/ ’ f'‘ *■ ■’ United States— The man
. • glit to honor.
lb .•;> u i • T. Cotton, Esq., w o
. .1-1 tliat w acre lonald sat, there was
t:.. head of uu table, and where Napoleon
rode there moved the head of the army. The
great man made the great event and the
.i .-.t, <romus the great circumstance. And
' proj. of the race, of men in ideas,
i from li e tsual to the more ab
a—fjoui tl man to the office—from the
; ny and forming genius to the junction, and
hid in our republican country voted the office
fud > Juclion into majesty. This majesty was
open to merit alone, and uot to blood. Line
age had no claim upon it, and ancestry could
show no royal title to it. Tko freo voice of
a tree peoplo was the only certificate to the
office, and we could all respond to the toast:
“The President of the United States,” what
ever might be our feelings toward the man.
Rut concerning the present occupant of the
Presidential chair, there was a grave charge
to be brought, 110 was au inveterate old
bachelor and therefore ought to be ineligible
to the office.
“ Bachelor Join never so grayly before
FilleJ au arm chair on the President’s «<*or
*• Never sure did blessings so one and so sinitle.
Atthe White House with respectable peoplecomnUn
However, the President’s own experience
must have visited upon him a sufficient pen
alty for his grave offence. Hie speaker closed
with an apostrophe to New England.
6th. The Suite of Minnesota— The substance of
things hoped for.
Responded to by J. AY • laylor, Esq., who
said that Minnesota from her situation was
destined to devclope the destiny of human
character. It must have occurred to every
reflecting mind that the East nor the South
nor the Middle States could stamp its ex
clusive character on the West. Our charac
ter was a type of all these. He pointed to
Ohio which was settled by Connecticut and
Virginia, where there was a mingling of pu
ritanical manners of the one with the hospi
tality of the other. lie argued that from
the character of the emigrants, the peculiari
ties of our climate and the situation of our
country, our State would never represent any
extreme provincialisms.
7 th. The Ladies —
The only sovereigns freemen own ;
Their sceptre’s love, and home’s their throne.
Responded to by G. 11. J Horn, Esq.,
who said he app roached this subject with a
great deal of diffidenee. On this subject he
knew no North, no South, no East, no AY est.
The speaker then glanced at the history of
the Pilgrim Fathers, and showed that dur
iug the long, tedious voyage of the Mayflow
er and the debarkation of the Pilgrims at
Plymouth Rock on a cold December night,
they were cheered on their way and fortified
by the smiles of woman. He related an inci
dent from history ol a colony of bachelors
who came over from London soon after the
settlement of the Pilgrims, and founded a
colony near them. In six months they were
not to he found—they had literally “dried
up.” He would say nothing concerning the
ladies’ dresses, however expansive or expen
sive the subject, for it was a matter on which
he was supposed to be iutirely ignorant. To
show that the ladies were sovereigns, it was
only necessury to contrast an exclusive la
die’s circle with a bachelor's club. He closed
with an elegant tribute to woman, saying
she was first at the cross and last at the
Bth. The Clergy of Minnesota— not Monks, but men
—with all the piety and good works of the Puritans.
Responded to by Rev'. E. D. Neill, who
said that he was not a New England preach
er, but he knew that nowhere did people re
spect their pastor so much as in New Eng
land ; and nowhere else does the Clergy give
such practical evidence that they are the
true successors of St. Peter. Mr. N. then
paid a glowidg tribute to the first resident
minister who was ever in this Territory. A
sou of New England, a graduate of Dart
mouth College, the llev. AY'. T. Boutvvell
had come to this Territory thirty years ago,
and had been here ever since, a living exam
ple of the piety and good works of the Puri
tans. The Speaker then took a rapid glance
at New England two centuries ago, and show
ed that while Connecticut hung two witches,
England had put to deatli 30,000. The
speaker contended that the men of New Eng
land of to day were the equals of the men of
former times—the Websters, the AVinthrops.
the Choates and the Everetts.
9th. The Press— the great disseminator of knowl
edge, truth and civilization, the proud champion of hu
man rights—a health to the corps editorial.
This was responded to by J. A. AY 7 heelock,
in his inimitable style which kept the audi
ence convulsed with humor, llis allusion to
the various uses to which newspapers were
subjected created much merriment. He said
that if, as had often been stated, the Press
was the lever which moved the world, the
fulcrum might be found at the corner of St.
Anthony and St. Peter Streets.
The regular toasts having all been read,
various volunteer sentiments were offered, to
which responses were made by lion. S. S.
Beman, of AY'inona, and Col. AY atkins, in an
appropriate manner, but the leugth of this re
port, will net permit to give a sketch of them.
Tho company separated about half-past
12, in the best of humor, alter singing some
appropriate verses to “Auld Lang Syne.”—
The music from the Old Gents Band added
much to the pleasure of the evening.
Bsicliauan aud the Washington Union
more Consistent than Douglass and
his Backers!
AA'e havc’nt been saying much latterly—
for other matters have engrossed our pen ;
but like the Irishman’s owl, wc have not
withstanding been keeping up a deal of think
ing—about the relative advantages of the
position occupied by President Buchanan
and his organ, the AYashington Union, on the
one hand, and the position also occupied by
Stephen A. Douglas aud sundry northern
Democratic papers, and among them the Pio
neer Democrat and the Chicago Times, on
the other, upon the Kansas question, the ac
ceptance of the Calhoun Constitution, and up
on the present startling doctrines, put forth
by the Union upon the right of Slavery to
progress !—and the right of slaveholders to
carry tlieir “ property ” into the free States ! !
and the insulting as well as unconstitutional
character of the prohibition of Slavery in the
free States ! ! !
Tie conclusion our thoughts reached on
these points, as between the contending par
ties named, favor the consistency and tena
bility of the position and doctrines assumed
by Mr. Buchan an and the Union on the Sla
very programme, provided the premises are
correct whict the Douglas side as well as
the other faction, both heretofore claimed to
be correct!
On the Republican side of the house, we
repudiate both the premises and the conclu
sion ; but when Democrats reject the latter,
they but show their own inconsistency in not
also having rejected at the start the former
as the fountain source of the foul stream they
are now refusing to drink of or to sail upon.
But let us reason on this matter a little
and see where the factions respectively stand.
The Union, representing the views of Mr.
Buchanan and his administration, boldly
promulgates a doctrine in regard to the
rights of Slavery, which, though somewhat
hard for the northern dcugh-faccs to swallow,
legitimately follow from the doctrines of the
Dred Scott decision and Mr. Buchanan’s
letter to Professor Silliman. The adminis
tration organ, speaking for its party, de
clares, —
“The protection of property being next to
that of person, the most important object of
all good government, and proporty in slaves
being recognized by the Constitution of the
Uuitcd States, as well as originally by all the
old thirteen States, we have never doubted
that the emancipation ol slaves in those
States where it previously existed, by an ar
bitrary act of the legislature, was a gross vi
olation of the rights of property/’
Again it says:
“The emancipation of the slaves of the
northern States was then, as previously stat
ed, a gross outrage on the rights of proper
ty, inasmuch as it was not a voluntary relin
quishment on the part of the owners. It was
an act of coercive legislation.’’
The simple doctrine here announced by the
organ of the majority of the Democratic par
13' is, that no State has a right to abolish
Slavery. Such act of abolition is here de
nounced as “<i gross violation of the rights of
property ,” as “an act of coercive legislation.”
In another part of the article, it is declared
that laws prohibiting tho introduction of
slaves into the free States “is a gratuitous in
The doctrine here announced, may seem
“new and startling” doctrine, but it is no
more “new and startling” than was the re
peal of the Missouri Compromise by Con
gress, and the establishment of the doctrine
of Squatter Sovereignty, a few years ago.
Nor is this doctriue more “new and start
ling” than the decision of the Supreme Court,
wherein that high tribunal promulgated the
wicked doctrine, that the Black man in this
free land had “no rights which the AVhite
man was bound to respect,” “and that the
negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to
Slavery for his benefit.”
It was truly alarming to every lover of
freedom in this land, when Judge Taney
boldl}' proclaimed in his decision that the im
mortal declaration of independence did not
include and apply to the Black race, but that
the great and good men who adopted that
sacred instrument “perfectly understood the
meaning of the language they used, and how
it would be understood by others, and they
knew that it would not in any part of the
civiiized world be supposed to embrace the
negro race, which, by common consent, had
been excluded from the civilized govern
ments and the family' of nations and doomed
to Slavery.”
But the most startling announcement made
by' the Supreme Court in this decision, was
that the Constitution of the United States,
carried with it Slavery into all the Territo
ries of the Union. And President Buchan
an in his letter to Professor Silli.man, says
that “Slavery existed and still exists in Kan
sas under the Constitution of the United States /”
Here it is boldly announced that Slavery is
no longer to bo regarded as a locat institu
tiou, authorized and controlled by municipal
law, but that it is a national institution, ex
isting under and by authority of the nation
al Constitution!
By the authority of this new doctrine of
the Supreme Court and of President Buchan
an, the judicial decisions of this country
from the time of the organization of the gov
ernment to the present time, are wiped away,
and of it we have heard no complaint either
from the Chicago Times or the Pioneer dj-
Indeed they rejoice over the ‘‘unanswera
ble’’ letter of the President to the “insolent”
Connecticut clergymen!
Aud now we submit, that if Chief Justice
Taney and President Buchanan are right,
in their view of the Constitutional sanction
of Slavery, than it will be hard for either t:ie
Pioneer or the Chicago Times, to meet and
answer the position taken by the Adminis
tration organ on this important question.
The AVashington Union plants itself upon
the Drcd Scott decision and the Silliman let
ter, aud the doctrine which it to-day avows
of the right of the Slave holder, to hold his
human chatties in Minnesota, is plainly and
legitimately deduced from that doctrine.
If Slavery i 3 a national institution, sanc
tioned by the National Constitution, which is
the primary law of the land, by what author
ity' can a State defeat its action?
AY'hat right has Kansas (if this doctrine
is true) to abolish Slavery in that State ?
These papers have endorsed the doctrine
that the Constitution carried Slavery into the
Territory. And when rights have therefore
accrued there “ under the Constitution of
the United States,” they are very indignant
because the people of that Territory cannot
upturn and defeat their own alleged primary
law of the Union ! !
The present position of the Democratic
party' is precisely what the Republicans
have all along predicted it would be, and
for the utterance of their predictions, these
same papers which now howl aud shriek so
loudly, were filled with the most low abuse.
They boldly proclaim now that they will
bolt the Democratic party if that doctrine is
adhered to.
Let them bolt. They can find no home
in the Republican ranks until they renounce
all the infamous doctrines which have led to
the “bold and startling” conclusions of the
present administration organ.
They must denounce the repeal of the
Missouri Compromise, the infamous Squatter
Sovereignty it attempted to enact, the
Dred Scott decision and the Silliman letter,
before they can with any consistency attack
the position taken by the AY'ashington Union.
The fact is, the plain issue is about to be
made—the people can be deceived no louger.
These dishonest demagogues who did all in
their power to bring about the present state
of things, now feariug the time is at hand
when the unblushing dishonesty of the Dem
ocratic party will be laid bare, set up a howl
against the President whom they elevated,
in the vain hope of still remaining in power
with the free people of the North.
But “ mene, mtne, tekel upharsin /”
The News.
Lof.fner, tried for the murder of his wife
and N. T. Horton, last July, at Cincinnati,
has been found guilty of murder in the first
degree. He plead guilty, but it was no go.
The Erie Canal was closed on the 15th.
At Cincinnati, on the 15th, a stock of
clothing of Hyman & Bros, was destroyed
by fire, loss §20,000. On the same day,
the steamboat Colonel Edwards was burned
on the Red River, Lsuisana. Her cargo con
sisted of over 1,000 bales of cotton and
many cattle. She is a total loss. Fifteen
or twenty persons perished.
Unauthorized Construction Denied!
It is a sufficient reply to the Pioneer's quo
tation of the certificate attached to the tabu
lar statement, that we are authorized to say
that Mr. Galbraith signed it merely as wit
ness of the record, and with no intention thereby
to approve the rascality which he had fought
against at every step. Aud that since such
a construction is put upon it, he withdraws
his name aud repudiates his signature to the
canvass, for any such purpose !
Whv is a chicken pie like a gunsmith’s
store ? Ahem.! Kase it contained fowl in
The Final Ueault In New York City!
The official canvass of the votes in New
York city at the recent municipal election, is
completed, with the following average result:
Vote for M Ivor —Tieman 48J93
Wood 40,9113
(Tieman’a raaj. 2,290.)
Governor Alma House—Smith, Rep 23,902
Wagner, Auier 10,.332
Ilugro, Deni 42,340
Supervisors (average)—Republican 22,6ft4
American 14,ft08
Democratic 42,263
The vote for President in 185 G was Fre
mont 17,771, Fillmore 19,921, Buchanan 41,-
It appears by the above, that the opposi
tion which elected Tiemann, stick to their
own respective party nominees for Supervi
sors, &c.: aud the Democrats to theirs. This
enables us to arrive at something like an
analysis of the true condition of parties in
this canvass. For Supervisors the highest
Democratic vote polled was 42,833, and the
lowest 41,1G3 ; the highest Republican vote
21,404, and lowest 21,G13 ; the highest Amer
ican vote 14,873, and lowest 14,245. Taking
the largest poll of each party as the test, we
find that the opposition, or American and
Republican parties together, poled 39,277
leaving a Democratic majority of but 3,556,
all told.
The number of bolting Democrats at. this
election seems to have been remark tbly small
—barely enough, in fact, to turn the scale on
the question of the Mayoralty. AY 7 hen we
consider the efforts made by numerous lead
ing and influential members of that organiza
tion to achieve a great demonstration of their
importance, the result exhibits in a striking
manner the discipline prevailing in the Dem
ocratic ranks—a discipline which tho Repub
licans everywhere, and especially in the Min
nesota legislature, would do well to imitate.
The New York Daily Neics, the Adminis
tration organ, said there were not more than
three thousand bolters who voted for Tie
niann, and so it turns out. The increase of
the Republican vote to a total far exceeding
that of the Presidential campaign, is one ot
the marked features of the occasion. The
Republican party instead of losing ground
anywhere, is shown to be steadily gaining,
wherever a full vote is polled.
Caught Stealing. —Capt. Morton ob
served a German woman yesterday morning,
who was standing in a feed store up town, in
the act of stowing away a few eggs in a bas
ket she carried, while the proprietor was not
looking. AVhcn she turned to go, the officer
arrested her. She plead piteously for mercy,
asserting she was very poor, and had a sick
husband, besides two children, &c. Credit
ing her story, the proprietor generously had
her released, and gave lier what articles she
Several trials came off at the Police Court
yesterday, principally growing out of the dis
turbance mentioned in Saturday’s paper.—
One person was fined s>so and costs.
Dorgs— rats. —Attracted by a gathering
on Fort Street yesterday, we found the ex
citement to be a rat fight, in which several
“dorgs” were pitted against a huge rat. His
ratship fought valiantly, and seizing one of
the “dorgs” by the leg, held on for several
minutes, affording much amusement to the
crowd. The rat species is getting alarmingly
plenty here. They can be seen in any num
ber at night streaking under the plank side
walks at the approach of any person, in a
walk of a few squares. A friend at our el
bow asserts that while going up Jackson St.
a few nights since, ho accidentally stepped on
one. Mr. Rat, feeling the “pressure” quite
severely, emitted a squeak, whereupon our
friend leaped up, but unfortunately landed on
the same rat, which was trying to escape.—
AA'e fear this is as improbable as the story of
a gent up town, who asserts that a rat in his
house has become so tame as to come out
and lay down under the stove.
Lack of News.— There is a desperate lack
of local news now. We have not heard of
anything horrible or racy enough to cause us
to raise our hands in astonishment, or draw
forth our well worn note book from its cozy
recess, lor several days. There have been no
fires, no murders, riots, runaways, celebra
tions, parades, or trials to recount for some
time, and really, if this desperate state of
affairs lasts much longer, it will be some time,
if not quite summer, before the Local Depart
ment presents a quantum cf the startling or
interesting. Won't somebody sympathise
with us ?
A Christmas Feast for all. —The Lec
ture of Mr. Wheelock, this evening at the
First Presbyterian Church. All will have a
curiosity to know what the young man who
had the*audacity, at the N. E. Festival, to
call the Press ‘‘a great humbug /” has got to
say for himself. The Lecture will commence
at 7-£ o’clock, and the subject is “Social Prej
Wf. noticed several houses in upper town
yesterday, in the course of erection. The
mild weather so far this winter has in no
way interfered with building, except mason
work. We notice buildings in various parts
of the city in which carpenters, painters and
even plasterers are busy at work.
George Washington Parke Curtis, re
cently deceased, has, in his will, emancipated
all his slaves, some three hundred in number.
They arc to be set free within five years. —
His executors are to provide for their remov
al from Virginia. This act, amounts to say
ing, ‘T have stolen these people from them
selves during my whole life ; but as, when I
die, I can’t steal them any longer, I think it
wrong to let any'body else rob them as I have
At the London Stock Exchange, on
the 27th ult., on abundance of money was of
fered at 5 per cent.—showing a marked re
laxation in the pressure. Doubtless the
financial storm has nearly' spent its force
there, as here.
The Banks of New York city and State
have fully resumed specie payment, after
about sixty days suspension. Those of Con
necticut have followed suit. The resumption
of the Boston Banks is contradicted.
Hon. William Bebb, Ex-Governor of
Ohio, now a citizen of Winnebago County,
in Illinois, has been indicted by the Grand
Jury of that County, for manslaughter, for
shooting dead one of a charivari party at his
house last spring, on the occasion of his son’s
marriage—an incident with which our read
ers are familiar. Gov. Bebb has engaged
Judge Wm. Johnson and Hon. Thomas Cor
win. of Ohio, to defend him.
The'latest talk is, that Mr. Theodore
Sedgwick has been appointed U. S. District
Attorney for New York in place of John
M’Kean, who rebelled against Mayor Wood.
This removal is a most disgraceful act of Bu
chanan. It identifies him with the thieves
and shoulder hitters of New York.
driven ashore at Naliant, a short time since,
a pair of boots marked “J” were fouud in a
good state of preservation. The Charlestown
Advertiser suggests that they might have been
left behind by Jonah, when he made his sud
den exit. If this suggestion be “founded on
fact,” we have the curious coincidence hap
pening in modern times, of lost Ninevah be
ing re-discovered through the exertions of
Layard ; and Jonah’s old fish thus also turn
ing up on the shores of Massachusetts with
some of the prophet’s former understanding
attached ! It used to be a wonder how the
man could have stood the wear and tear of
the digestive apparatus of the fish for three
days and three nights in its belly to say noth
ing of the poor ventilation he must have ex
perienced ; but doubters should cease, for
here is a boot which has stood the gastric
juice for many hundred years—that is, con
ceding this to be the same whale and that
boot Jonah’s boot—and yet it is still in a
good state of preservation ! But, it has been
well remarked—“there is nothing like leather!”
We get our latest telegraphic dates
from the East, through the Chicago and
Milwaukee papers; but receive at St. Paul
the latest newspapers from Philadelphia, the
journals of that city being always one day in
advance of those of New York. How is this
to be accounted for ?
lion. J. J. Farnsworth, the Chicago
member of Congress, has recovered from his
illness, and left that city on the 16th for
The Hon. Jeff. Davis boasts that he
intends to “wool Douglas” in a speech in the
Senate. The Mississippian ought to remem
ber the old tale of those going out to shear
who came home shorn !
Kansas Correspondence of the OTinne-
Important from Kansas—Exciting Times—The Bogus
Constitution —Tho People Moving—The Weather, Ac.
Leavenworth City, Kansas, )
December, sth, 1857. £
Messrs. Editors :—A few words from
your (traveling) correspondent would not,
perhaps, be uninteresting at the present mo
ment, inasmuch as I have left the “State of
Misery,'" (Mo.) in which I have been for the
past week or more, and have taken up my
abode in “Bleeding Kansas.”
I have not much to say at present in regard
to that delectable State, only that I spent a
very [pleasant week in Weston,and found some
very fine people there. But I cannot say
that I entertain a very favorable opinion of
the place, after a short sojourn. I intended
to write a short description of the town, its
business, situation, &c., but I hardly think it
worthy of a passing notice, and other matters
of importance solicit my earnest attention.
Weston abounds in whiskey-drinkers, Bor
der ltuffians, nigger-drivers, blood-suckers,
doggeries, pimps, mud, filth and corruption
generally, and rows and fights are the order
of the day; nevertheless, there are good men
and women there—but good and bad are al
ways found together. The only redeemable
feature about the place is the “International
Hotel,” which is as good a house and as well
kept as any this side of St. Louis.
At present, the critical state of affairs in
this Territory, and facts relating thereto,
would perhaps, interest you more than any
thing else I could write, and would be read
by your patrons with avidity and pleasure, as
matters of great solicitude to the whole civil
ized world, arc being transacted in this troub
led and distracted Territory.
Although I am no politician, and little
versed in the wiles, snares, intrigues and in
tricacies of political warfare, and neither wish
to be, yet, as I stated in a former letter, I
shall give you a truthful account, so far as my
knowledge extends, of the doings and trans
action of either party, be they Pro-Slavery,
Free State, Democratic or Republican, pledg
ing allegiance to neither, and giving adherence
to none, but such as I consider right. I came
to Kansas, unbiassed by party prejudices,
untrammelled by party’s arbitrary sway, as
much a Democrat (as far as true Democracy
goes,) as a Republican, although no believer
in the “ peculiar institution,” and rather mod
erate and conservative in my views and opin
ions ; yet after a residence of three weeks in
the Territory', and learning from actual ob
servation, and various other sources the true
state of things here, and facts coming to my
knowledge which I know to be true, and which
any person who can discriminate between
ri/jht and wrong caunot disbelieve, nor any
sane mind gainsay', I consider it no longer
overstepping the line of neutrality, or infring
ing upon the rules of independence, to declare
myself wholly and unequivocally in favor of
the Free State movements, of the success of
the Free State party,—the erection of a Free
Slate Government —and to this object I can
devote my energies—to this end I can direct
my labors, —these principles I can live for,
work for, and if need be, die for. These may
seem strong sentiments for a conservative,but
they are mine, and by them I can stand or
fall. The truth has not half been told about
Kansas and her wrongs, and the ruffianly
desperadoes and villaious scoundrels who are
now seeking to thwart the will of the people,
and crush them beneath the galling yoke of
oppression. These cowardly villains and
dastardly outcasts, whose touch is contamin
ation, and whose breath is pestilence, back
ed by a puny Administration, dare to raise
their leprous heads and say to the majority,
“Our mandates ye must obey.” P shall now
advert to the works of these treacherous
usurpatiouists of Kansas.
It was thought when Walker threw out
the bogus votes of Oxford and Kickapoo
that order and quiet would be restored to
Kansas ; but now the appearance of things
are more threatning than ever, and a “reign
of terror,” unequalled in her history is appa
rently right at hand.
As you aA* already aware, perhaps, the
bogus Constitutional Convention, which as
sembled at Lecompton, euded its corrupt and
disgusting labors some two weeks since, and
has brought forth an instrument, which would
defy the regions of brimstone, and the Prince
of darkness himself to equal—its wicked,
mis-shaped and diabolical features, like the
cloven foot, revealing themselves in all their
horrid deformity.
In the fi*-st place these professed “Repre
sentatives of the peeple of Kansas,” were
never elected by the people, but are the ne
plus ultra, the quint-essence of the Border
Ruffian Democracy, and only represent a mis
erable minority of the citizens of Kansas,
i elected under bogus laws, and by the dicta
tion of a bogus Legislature. The Free State
men participated not in their election, and
arc therefore not accountable for their deeds.
They spurn and reject their miserable abor
tion, their eternally damned, tyrannical con
coction, with loathing and contempt.
••'Tis given out” that this so called “Consti
tution” is to be submitted to the people—
but how ? There is a clause in it which is
called the Slavery clause, to be voted on sep-
> ”*
arately from the Constitution, but without it
the bogus affair fixes slavery forever upon
the virgin soil of Kansas—and on this clause
the people are respectfully invited to vote.—
They can vote as they-choose, but whichever
way, they must vote for the Constitution. —
The provision is worded as follows :
For Constitution—with Slavery.
For Constitution—without Slavery.
Was ever a more subtle or'cunningly de
vised perversion concocted in this free Repub
lic ? Besides these it contains iyany other
detestable features, and every article of it is
more or less obnoxious to the people. It is
as slavish, tyrannical and compulsory as the
most aristocratic oligarch of Georgia or im
perial autocrat of the Russias could ■* ish !»
It creates a dictator in the shape of one John
Calhoun, over Kansas, and to him the people
must look up to and obey —to this outcast
scoundrel they must give adherence—accord
ing to the Constitution. Will the people
bow down in meek submission to this Geysler?
Echo answers in thunder tones, and reverber
ates from hill and valley, shaking them to
their very center, no ! never ! !
On the whole, the Convention has exceeded
all my anticipations. It has framed a Consti
tution worthy of such enlightened dema
gogues. But their labors will be of about as
much account as that famous bridge of ships
which Xerxes linked across the Hellespont,
but which was broken asunder by old Nep
tune in a little stormy freak.
If it be attempted to force this slavish Con
stitution on the free people of Kansas, with
its odious and God-defying features, we shall
have a storm in Kansas that will bury these
ruffian usu'pationists, and the structure they
have sought to erect, deeper far than ever
Pompeii or Herculaneum were buried be
neath the fiery ashes of Vesuvius.
Meetings are being held all over the Ter
ritory, denouncing the bogus Constitution,
its slavish principles, and the usurpers who
framed it. But few papers support it, the
leading Democratic paper at Lecompton, the
National Democrat , opposes it, as well as one
of the Democratic papers here, and you can
hardly find a man who is in favor of its adop
A large and enthusiastic meeting of the
young men of Leavenworth, and all opposed
to the Constitution, was held here two weeks
ago, and passed some strong resolutions
against the pro-slavery instrument and the
fire-eating usurpationists. Eloquent and pa
triotic speeches were made by Champion
Vaughan, editor of the Leavenworth Times,
Mr. Phillips, the able correspondent of the
N. Y. Tribune, 11. Miles Moore, and many
others, the names of whom I do not now re
member. They warned the people of the
danger that is upon them, and of the peril of
the free institutions of Kansas in the hands
of these ruffians. The meeting closed with
resolutions to turn out to the Mass Meeting the
ensuing week.
Last week the Free State mass meeting
assembled here, and although the weather
was disagreeable and stormy, a large assem
blage from all parts of the Territory, of firm
and true men, determined to be freed, was
the natural consequence. The meeting was
addressed by Gen. J. H. Lane, J. C.
Vaughan, and many others, all with the same
fixed purpose and determination to thwart
the work of the minions of slavery. Mr.
Lane is an able and fiery speaker, and stat
ed the facts rather plainly. Resolutions
were passed denunciatory of the Robbers’
Convention, in favor of the immediate assem
blage of the Legislature, requesting Acting
Gov. Stanton to call it together, and after
electing delegates to the meeting at Law
rence, which comes cff this week, the con
course dispersed in good spirits. A resolu
tion was offered before adjourning, by Gen.
Lane, that in case Stanton refused to call the
Legislature, the Topeka Government be set
in operation. The resolution was uanimous
ly carr ed.
From the feeling and determination mani
fested by the Free State men and the public
generally, it is evident that the Bogus Con
stitution will meet with but little favor at
the hands of the people.
A report in town to-day says that the
Washington Union, Buchanan’s organ, has
endorsed the Constitution. If this be true,
which a day or two will determine, Presi
dent Buchanan and his Administration will
be eternally disgraced, and their names go
down to perdition with those who have pre
ceded them in crime and infamy.
Great excitement prevails in town to-day
in consequence of Acting Gov. Stanton hav
ing issued a proclamation for the assembling
of the Territorial Legislature. I send it to
you just as received.
To the Members of the Legislative Jlssemlly of
the Territory of Kansas :
An extraordinary occasion having occurred
in the affaiis of the Territory, within the
meaning of the 30th Section of the Organic
Act, which authorizes the Legislature to be
called together upon such occasions :
I, Frederic P. Stanton, Secretary and
Acting Governor, do hereby summon the
Members of the Council and House of Rep
resentatives of the said Territory, to assemble
in their respective houses at Lecompton, on
Monday next, the 7th inst., then and there to
consider matters of great moment, pertain
iug to the public welfare.
Given under the seal of the Territory at
Lecompton, this the first day of December,
A. D. 1857.
The interview between Dr. Hathaway of
Leavenworth, (the special messenger ap
pointed to bear the resolutions passed here)
and Secretary Stanton, is said to have been
interesting. Stanton was much excited, and
very inquisitive—asked the Dr. if he was a
politician, if be was an office holder, and
whether he enjoyed a military title; to all
of which the Dr. answered in the negative.
He is opposed to the Bogus Constitution,
and says he expects the Administration will
denounce him. lie will be popular in tie
Territory. The Legislature will convene
next Thursday, the 7tb, when something
may be doue for the “good of the people.” I
will let you know what they accomplish.
The weather here is yet fine and pleasant,
the sun shines bright and warm, and seems
like spring in the East. We have had some
snow and some rain; just enough to make it
muddy. The mud is awful here. Steam
boats only arrive occasionally, and navigation
has about suspended.
Two steamers have been lost latelj', one
the Cataract, blown up, and the other, the
Low \\ atcr, sunk. A steam saw mill blew
up at \Y eston, Mo., last week, killing six
Business is thriving here and money plen
ty. The soldiers being stationed here bring
a large revenue into the city. Walker has
left the Territory, and probably will not re
turn. He and Stanton are too honest to re
tain their offices. But I must close. I will
keep you posted in regard to whatever'new
may tnr£up.
rf Yours truly,
P 2Q /$ f ?
’Twas the nlj;ht before Christmas, when, all through the
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stocking* were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would he there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced thrp’ their heads;
And mamma in tier ’kerchief aud I in my cap,
Hail just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap—
When out in tlie lawn there rose such a clatter, v.
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter;
Away to the window I lie w like a Hash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;
When, what to my word' ring eyes should appear,
Mnt a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew ina moment it must 1>« St. Nick.
More rapid than eagh s his coursers they came,
And lie whisper'd and shout’d and call’d them byname:
“Now Dasher! now Dancer! now l’rancer! now Vixen!
On Comet! on Cupid ! on Dondcr and Blixen !
To the top of the porch ! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away, ilasli away, dash away all !’*
As the leaves that before the hurricane fly
When they meet with un obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house top the coursers they flew,
With a sleigli full of toys- and St. Nicholas too ;
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As 1 drew in my head and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound,
lfe.rfas dresred all in fur, from bis head to his foot,
Anil his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot!
A bundle of toys he had tlung on his hack,
And hf looked like a pedlar just opening his pack ;
His eye*, how they twinkled ! his dimples, how merry!
His cheelM were like roses, his nose like a cherry,
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the b£ttrd on his chin was as white as the snow ;
The stump of a pipe lie held tight in his teeth,
And the smok6,'it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had abroad face,and a little round belly,
That shook wlier he laughed like a howl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump—a rigid jolly old elf,
And I laughed wlifll I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye, apd a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And tilled all thestockirigs—then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod up the chimney he rose.
He sprang to his sleigh, to Bis team gave a whistle,
And away they all iiew like the down off a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim ere life drove out of sight,
“Merry Christmas to all, anßto all a ooon night !”
Later from Europe— Arrbgal of Steam
ship Canada—Opening oft tho' British
lIALIFAXqjDeC. 18,
The steamsphip Canada, with Liverpool ad
vices of the sth ins., arrived here at an early
hour this morning.
Owing to the storm it has been impossible
to transmit news over the direct line, and. it
will reocti Boston via. St. Johns, Quebec and
Cotton open at an advance of £ tof, but
the advance was snbsexuently lost, except,
upon particular qualities.
Breadstuff's dull, at about former rates.—
Consols advanced, 91 jj 91 A.
The steamship Adriatic, Capt. West, ar
rived out ou the evening of the 3d.
The British Parliament was opened on the
3d inst., by the Queen in person. The speech
recommends an indemnity bill for the Bauk
of England, and promises Parliamentary re
The steamer Adriatic arrived off Point
Signal on the evening of the 3d, but did not
reach Liverpool until the afternoon of the 4th
in consequence of lowness of water.
The Queen’s speech is very vague. It de
plores the commercial crisis, aud the distress
consequent upon the people ; rejoices at the
success of the Indian army ; commands the
attention of Parliament to the affairs in In
dia, but fears no disturbance of peace in Eu
The Chancellor of the Exchequer had in
troduced into the House of Commons a bill
of indemnity to the Bank of England, and a
committee of the whole House is appointed
on the bank charter.
Several additional failures have occurred in
The crisis in Hamburg is fearful, aud busi
ness entirely suspended.
Among the new failures are Newman, Cox
& Co., of Liverpool, cotton trade ; liabilities
£OO.OOO. Biscoff, Bed & Co., London, ludia
trade. Joel Dantzic, £300,000.
The launching of the Leviathan is slowly
Gov. Walker’s Letter of Resignation,
New York, Dec. 18.
Gov. Walker’s letter of resignation, ad
dressed to Secretary Chase, is published this
morning. It is a very long and agumenta
tive document, preserving throughout a cour
teous but decided tone. He says that there
was a clear understanding betwen the Ad
ministration and himself that the entire Con
stitulien should be submitted to the people,
and presents testimony to the effect that his
announcements to the people that such should
be the case were sustained by the President
under the circumstances. Then he argues,
inasmuch as he could not go back to Kansas
without fresh instructions committing him to
a new policy, which lie had reprobated and
condemned, the only alternative left to him
was to resign. He discusses at great length
the question of popular sovereignty, esteem
ing t hat the Constitution ofthe United States
is not sovereign, for it was created by States,
each exercising for itself that political pow
er called sovereignty, for the same reason the
Government of the United States is not sov
ereign, m r does it exercise any soveregn
I shall now be pleased to express to the
President my deep regret as regards our un
fortunate difference ol opinion in relation to
the Lecompton Constitution, and say to him
that infallibility does not belong to man,
however exalted in intellect, purity of inten
tion or position,yet it he has committed any
errors in this respect, may they be overruled
by a superintending Providence for the per
petuation of our Union, and the advancement
of the honor and interests of our beloved
country. In n>w dissolving my official con
nection with your department, 1 beg leave to
tender to you my thanks for your constant
courtesy and kindness.
Free Kaunas Speaking— The Calliouu
ites Moving.
Sr. Louis, Dec. 17.
Letters from Kansas received by the Dem
ocrat, say that an attempt is being made in
the border counties of Missouri to form com
panies of voters to control the election on
the 21st.
At a Mass Convention held at Lecompton
on the 7th, resolutions were passed indorsing
the proceedings of the Delegate Convention
at Lawrence. Second, pledging themselves,
individually and collectively, to oppose to the
utmost the Constitution adopted at Lecomp
ton, and to resist every attempt made to put
the Government into operation under it.
The Republican has Kansas dates to 10th.
The Legislature had done nothing towards
carrying on the recommendations of Stan
ton’s message. The election returns from
Kickapoo had been declared fraudulent by
the Committee of Investigation, and Repub
lican members admitted to scats in the
The Democratic Convention at Lecompton
had nominated John Calhoun for Governor,
by acclamation. 11c declined accepting.—
Frank Marshall was nominated instead, and
W. G. Mathias for Lieut. Governor, and Mc-
Card for Congress. Dist. Attorney Weir
declined the nomination to Congress.
Gen. Denver had not arrived in the Terri
Nothing is yet known of the character of
the intelligence brought by the last messen
ger from Utah.
Committee on Pacific Railroad—Rcslg-
nation of Walker, Ac,
W r ASIIINOTON, Dec. 17.
The following named gentlemen compose
the Committee of the Senate to which was
referred that part of the President’s Message
relative to a Railroad to the Pacific.
Messrs. Gwin, Douglas, Bright, Davis,
Hunter, Seward. Bell, Foote, and Iverson.
Mr. B. Larmar of Texos, was to-day con
firmed as Minister to Central America, and
Austin E. Smith as Navy Agent of Ualifor-
The nomination <>f Nathan Clifford to sup
ply the vacancy on the Supreme Bunch was
warmly debated in the Executive Session to
day, and referred to the Committee on Judi
ciary. __ „ ,
Hon. R. J.Walker has printed his letter
of resignation of tho Governorship of Kan
sas, designing to supply the press with cop
ies. Some of his friends confidently assert
that the President will refuse to accept his re
signation by returning the letter, so that it
will not appear on the public archives, and
further they anticipated that the President
will dismiss him.
( r
House.—Mr. Olingmam
airectiDg the Committee c..,
amine the stationary provided for the
the members, report its full value rr>,Vo
such recommendations a: ti:
per in the premises. Mr * *•.
if the prices now paid for t : t
same as heretofore there o ’ i
somewhere ; he found it <
obliged to purchase som’ 1 ■* ••
statement in the Globe o
aud which, if true, impli . ;
Mr. Cullora, in an etnb:
money. If any officer cf 1
combination with others • , ’
low, and sell at high rate . * i
It may be that grea> ' ■; been
done to the Clerk, of \vb (» c. . /
nothing. The affair and ■, •. .: re
quire investigation.
Mr. Hunter thought tl. ’ Jcorn -
tee should be appointed tin
ject, and nothing else, tl .Jj' t> be
a law requiring a strie i of the
accounts of every out i l.- L ■: the
House. Hewassurpris Jom'-
friends have allowed so :. i r • <■•••;
sion to elapse without de ra: n • \
Mr. Savage remarked t’. if i a
gainst Mr. Cullom, wc rr. via; r f
discussion in his district ■ • ast .il
eus, and he had been to ! ■ at •• C made
$40,000 outside of his p.. a- h »
came from Mr. Stantt a memb-..r •»; :U
Tennessee Legislature, w. < ;• < : >- .
of Mr. Cullom.
Mr. Mason said the fommitk'- on
counts Ea<k found do iript'i .. c nduev \< i,
and he hoped they woul not lie uyges
tc-d other examinations.
Mr. Maynard said he » as: ot here to s<; ‘ j
Mr. Cullpm’s conduct fun, ! invest ga
tion, and'he was request -'i Uv i t > ask mi
investigation—he demau i t.
Mr. J-. G. Jones, from iho Committee re
ported a bill authorizing x .- treasu
ry notes.
Mr./J. Glancy Jones, un th i.: .n • e
of Ways and Means, report, d tv,is : or -.-
ing the issue of Treasury N > re- a; ap
propriations for the support .•* the i n
Departments, and Civil aud Dij on atie Ap
propriation bill.
The House then wen i Jomtnif
the'Whole on the Trca rv Note Lb, .mi
lar to that introduced into ti >
J. Glancey Jones wa; niDvihing ;j , »
the consideration ofthe ! nr.. •
would give consent witl
Messrs. Campbell, B.vU. Rite . r. d
Grow, opposed any imm -fiatc r -•! r:
of the bill. TJhey believ ‘.hr: the cal
portance of the bill dema ded that n -..0u d
be well deliberated upon.
Mr. Banks introduced .. i J Ur ziug
the people of Kansas to- a Con-ia v r,
and State government i>roparator • adrn.s
sion into the Union w&‘ y *■’ r ; g!i:s of the
original States. Referred to Committee ou
Territories. *
Mr. Douglas d r. oi’i to authorize
the people of Kansasfßi fin in n- . v »i
and State government piece'nOiy t< ’.-t i
admission into the Union on an <: :.i i cc . p
with the original States.
The resolution submit;C'i yc-.oni- .by Mr.
Pugh and Mr. Trumbull, aifu gou tuo Pres
ident for farther informal a >:i re feu nee j
Kansas affairs, was agree i to.
The Senate then resum< ti thfu.' vidcralv n
of the treasury bill.
Mr. Hunter, while ex] ; r lie pro\: -
ions of the bill said, alt. «v.„-u ’ ! *' ri-.i- ; .
commercial circles was p: 1 \of roe i
uot be a general revival i: in. Jiv ■
last of April or first of M; ; e rim:
time the money now pr< p oto i i d
would be needed by the '!V a o . 1
Mr. Seward said that t re va . a c\-.»
cessity for the issue of no '.i A » w,
not sufficiently guarded m k vc. #: i
lars. It had no limitation as u ho ! m- fir
ing which these notes miy hi b l v. d. e
was of the opinion that t' re. u; >--to he
collected during the pres lyearv. <• meet
all deficiencies, and then , ' a utiar
session of Congress next ’ w;- .>y fur
ther action might be th w u - mod
necessary. Therefore he pup;,.-.to n
the bill to the beginning of ti t>,
and that ten millions be i •' ’ .
of interest contemplate cu.» .tv ;
four per centum wouldp rdi .view
of which the governin' t might stuu i ,a
Mr. Hunter had no ' to limiting
the time. That a larg /u- a.- need • i
to carry on the operat; > i f the Govern
ment, Senators have exj ;i: J. The -
retary of tlie Treasury mei. sa!o to
issue this amount, or so . U t:ia of as ho
might deem necessary. The surplus h' Hie
treasury had been rapi y dini.nisee.g ever - '
since the suspension of -pecu j .iym lit by
the banks.
Mr. Simmons defende I • hank, from ti n
charges in the President' V sage, that they
were the cause of the pr» i• m ucrri.J dis
asters; that they ought :u t b< ailed ir
responsible institutions. ' ,< p: sen' evil;
were the effect of speci Prouucu e
labor is the only sure of wealth
Change of duties at the ! i n had c: -
couraged speculation. 1 ‘vo .i 1 a pro
tective tariff as the only i p vent
ing England obtaining t: oominc; rial •.
cendency which she had i< i hi. . u
since she found she could 1 jo . t s
arms. We only wanted eti :ion- :. hr
would vote for the bill w •■;!. urh : v
Mr.Crittendenpeferrei t< Uivt >. t
on notes but let them - a -an::
notes. It was rather str > ti. oh i
was past and the banks w r - , ■ w :
uming, that government s > y ; i -mil
Congress must supply the „n i: v.v- i
ly from the imperative nc • f th m. ,
ure,he could consent to \ u -or Ihe bill, uv
hoped this would be folio l ip by a men -
ure to increase the revenue to a i extent suf
ficient for all contingency
Commotion in H umnui nj.
Nev Aoi Dec. 17.
A meeting of the oonnJl of Taruimr
Sachems was held yeste yy uf’ .-i u<
which it was determined iav the-
Tammany Hall should nut !■. y\ v i - v
Administration Democrat-. .;-!••- r .»
bold a meeting to-night to -ti. u. i e
dent in the course he ha l t
and other public quest ' ’ l r
Fowler, Surveyor Hart at 1 ha;
dy were among the portio: d to
give the use of the hall foi • i
John Miller, the man wl i v con
fession in the Craddock • •• nt
Louisville a few days ago, •. .-eu barg j
Territory op mmnn ksota, ms.
COUNTY. —Thomas S. WMttac • .
bui-k against Alpbeus G. Fuller, il r,
R. I'attison, John M. Hull, Willia
Iluckwell, Henry Maltby, Martin
G. Hayes. Summon* for Relief. .
Defendants: In the name of t - .<\ ,
and each of you are hereby Sum i »■ , rt-i.
answer the complaint in this actio ■ : . .
Oflice of the Clerk of the Court 1 O o . , : :
sey, and to serve a copy of yoi sv, , t*. . .. i
coinplaint on the subscribers, at c.:. ... Y
within twenty (lays after the st > • • i f U . u. r.s
upon you, exclusive of the day i ■-.(> u-n i , i. i
you fail to answer the said Cor - i. ■- -l. i • t u
aforesaid, the Plairtiffs in this ac -ills; . v
Court for the relief demanded in
Dated at 9 .Paul, November It
J. AC. D. Gilfillan, Plaintiffs’ A -y-. d :. -st,
Territory of unmnota, dK
TRlCT.—lsaac W. Webb aud Liz: v \ ~i.
ayainst Luther U. Kinney, R. I . . . t i . \ !>.
Hamilton, Defendants. Summon ;
on contract. To the above iiam •
You and each of you are hereby i ! , ■ ...
ed to answer the complaint in t .
been filed in the office of the Clerl i ( ,-t
for the Second District aforesaid , v._- ,f
your answer on the subscribers a i. • - •
Paul. Ramsey County, aforesaid, i it’.in tqen’y -la;.«
ter the service hereof, exclusive o the day ..* ,u .
vice; and if you fail to answer tht cor . : : t a- .»• i .
said the Plaintiffs will take judgment a, - . ij ou f r u-<-
s -,m of one hundred and sixty six and *.»,:> (• ■ -
hundredth dollars,and Interestat Vie riTe i-i l * :
cent per annum from the 8d day of o'-t<.'- ju
and eight hundred and flfty-sii, be.iides ihe >' > » j
this action, together with two dollan it -.ts of »■-*.
Dated St. Paul, October Tth, 183 J.
St SHORN, jruHCH * Lturn. PlsintU a’ AUvr: v
dt «5-iKhr. .
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