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Ly,ond patheticully, of ite presont siate and
dreadful eondition. Afier havifig induiged in
pic praisewerthy reflections, the four and
w”fld to speak thus modestly of
»As conductors of a public press, we foel
u sabisfuction in having discharged our duty.
Af our proes has not been %0 literary and use
ful &s stude, it bas Dot been ovh&to a want
of inclination to make it so. Bat if it has not
Sesn so useful, thus much we can say, it has
MOver PEORADED ITSSLY by a saerifice of
principle. We have not played the rimr to
give eurselves a fistitious standing; we have
wever played off little tricks to make us nppear
what we are not, but wo have kept ourselves
sloof from what we eonsidered degrading, as
sational and accountable Leings."
Whilst we admire the modesty of the gen
tlemen,who eonceived and published the quot
od paragraph, we will not pause to point eut
the grammatical inaccuracies it contains, for a
peragraph which teems with so much mod
wety and moral fecling, should not be assailed,
from mere wantonness, or from a disposition to
find fault. But whilst we find oursclves com
pelled tb do reverence to tha very moral re-
Bections contained in the paragraph, we must
say, that we cannot, for the souls of us, recon
sile the socond sentence of it, with the English
language. The only construction we have put
apon it, is this, that the gentlemen ** bave not
played the pimp" “ as rational and account
able beings’’—but as ircational beings, and
a 8 deolts, they have played that character, and
o thewsand others, vqually odious and offen
@ive. If.this be their meaning, we petfectly
understand thom, and fully approciate the full
force of their language. But lot all that pass.
In pursuing their design, which they inti
mate is to fight in their own defence, they
avew, that they are by no mcans small men,
but, on the contrary, have filled the eye of the
world; and now, like the &(rican Chiof, they
might with propiiety ask, ** what do they say
of ws in London.’’ O nly listen for a moment,
and hear what the gentlemen modostly say of
themselves and thoir course:
* And ounr course has been MARkED with
much success. Our Gop and our COUNTRY
have rewarded us. We have published the
laws of the United States, ** by authority,’’—
for the last twenty years; we have also been
priaters to our State Legislature for the s ame
'm"‘ ”
We ure right glad, that Heaven—we do
not mean to be irreverent—has beon pleased
te patronize the paper under consideration,and
wo hope that it my hereafter continue to re
coive all the patronage to which.it is entitled,
and that its proprietors may reap a rich and
golden harvest from its publication. It is
not denied that the United States govern
ment has patronized that paper, for the last
twenty yoars; but as all may not ba apprized
in what manner, that patronago was sosured,
we decm it proper to give the history of the
way in which it was obtained. The Patri
ot came into oxistence about the year 1803,
during the first term of Mr. Jefferson’s admin
istration, and was established by the few De
mocrats that then resided in Rbode-Island.
At that time, it had no competitor save the
Providence Gazette, conductod by the late Mr.
Johm Carter; and so unpopular, was the admin
istration in Rhode-Island at that time, that it
was difficult to find men, who would accept at
its hands, even lucrative offices. Mr. Carter,
might have had the printing of the laws,but so
hostile was he to Mr. Jefferson, tha' he re
velted at the idea, and the Patriot was select
od from necessity. From that day up to this,
it has been continued in the patronage of the
goverament, not hewever because the govern
ment plece any particular confidence in its po
litical integrity, but because it has been under
#'ood,to retain an extensive circulation. 1
At the commencement of the present admin
istration, the publishers, having opposed Mr.
Adams, entertained some apprehensions for the
continuance of public favour, and made a
strenuous offort to have their case stated at the
department of State;—plead and begged in the
most bumble manner for the continuance of
patronage, and the individual, at whom they
wow affoct to sneer, was solicited and implor
od, to use what influence he possessed to assist
them in their emergencies —and out of pity he
did do 80,89 they well know—though it may be
very disagreeable for them, to call the fact to
theis recollection.
As for the patronage of the government, it
is now bestowed upon the representation of the
delogation of the State; and we are not pre
pared to believe, that in bestowing it, the Sec
eotary of Slate, the President, or the coun
ray at large, are influenced by any confi
dence they have in Captain Josiah Jones, or
William Simens, Esquire;—and it is the first
time, that we ever hoard that those individuals
were in the *‘ confidence of the government.”
As to the state printing, it was given to
them by their party, and we hope they will
keep it,~~we are quite certain that no one is
eavious of the job.
Whilst speaking of the patronage of the
ceunway although the very modest gentlemen
boast, that they do not beasst, they hold the
following ridiculous and bombastic language,
which we loave the reader to consider,witheut
“Fearlemly and il‘orn“ltly we shall
c-ln our own course, with a proper regard,
wever, to the Mm of every ene; and
MONORRED &8 W Are the conripEnce of
OOR.PELOVAD COUNTRY, we shall endeavor
to shew by our werks whether that confidence
has been misplaced.”
iy for the stupidity, that could conceive
il % paragraph, and place it before the
world, consiraing us to omit the ridicule to
whith R ie entitled.
‘Speaking of their circulation, the gentlemen
“We now circulate per week, a bumber
very considerably greater than we did a year
since, and our subscription iv constantly on the
increase; and what is particularly cheering,
our patronage is sound and healthy. We go
not in the hchnyn and bye-ways, and pay a
premium for & name 10 be added to our list.”
Asto the circulation of the Patriot, we care
nothing about it, and we had rather it would
circulate ten thousand copies, than one hun
dred; but sorry are we to say, that we have
reason to fear, that from some cause or anoth
er, it has for the last two or three years rapid
ly decreased. We should rejoice at its suc
cess, and now, out of pure charity and pity, we
advise its proprietors —if indeed they can be
found —te employ talent to conduct it, and
sinking the * mock Editor,” go to the Case
and Press again; and we think they may yet
rovive and live. Asto their patronage, incon
siderable as it may be, we presumo it is highly
respectable, equal to that which is attached to
other establishments, and we hope, that asthe
Patriot says, they are, unlike themselves all
' sound and healthy."”
The gentlemen mmtimate that we go into the
highways and bye-ways, and pay a premium
for a name to be added to our list. Murder
and trcason, villainy and green turtle soup!
To this dreadful charge we pload guilty, and
now for the information of the world, we state,
that we have a gentleman in our employment,
who eollects our accounts, obtains for us sub
scribers, and for his services we pay him a
satisfactory equivalent. He is a gontleman
of great industry, and as we aro well pleased
with him, we commend him to the good gra
ces of the public, and hope that all, to whom
he may hand our prospectus, will become sub
scribers to the Cadet. This gentleman, whilst
serving us, occasionally obtaine a subscriber
for the Patriot, and although he would bt re
ject a namo that might be offcred for that pa
per, still, the opportunities that are offered
him, for obtaining patrons to that print, *‘are
like angals’ visite, fow and far between.’’
The article which we have noticed more
*“in pity than in anger,’’ is the most ridiculous
production, we have ever witnessed, and is li
able to all the outpourings which ridicule can
conceive, but as we would rather pity, than
oppress and annoy the weaknosses of frail mor
tality, we shall here diemies it, with the bare
remark, that for the honor of the intelleetual
reputation of the age, we must regret, that
any man could ever consent to its publication,
In all that is ridiculous, it *‘ out Herods Her
od;""—it would disgraee the literary reputation
of Pickle Emmons.
Jackson Faction in Rhode-Island.
The politica! signs in Pennsylvania, indicate
a strong reaction of public opinion in thay State;
and from the returns of the elections thus fu\
received, we are justified in indulging a strong '
and a well-grounded hope, that the hardy yeo- |
manry of that State, have become awakened ‘
to a sensc of their own interests, and are pre
pared to give their united efforts to the support
of the Administration. If we succeed in ob
taining the vole of that great State, our cause
is secured, and wo may, with some propriety,
anticipate a political triumph.
We have looked towards Pennsylvania with
some anxiety, and are gratified in being ena
bled to say, that that anxiety, has been, in no
small degree, dispelled. *
Taking it for granted, as we must, that New
England will go for the Administration, and
adding to its force, the united powerof Penn
sylvania, New-York, Maryland, Delaware,
Ohio, Illinois, Louisiana and Kentucky, there
cannot be a doubt, as to the issue of the next
election, and without making out a table of
figures, it must be apparent to the most inat
tentive observer of the political affairs of the
day, that Mr. Adams must be re-clected, and
his administration not only strengthened, in
numerical force, but established on a pernu-j
nent foundation.
The efforts that have been made, to produce
an effect in favor of General Jackson, in the
New England States, seem to have been less
ened—to have lost much of their energy; and
the most determined opposition presses among
us, seem to assume a sombre aspect, and to be
about to abandon a projoct, which they must
know never ean succeed; and the few parti
zans we have had among ws, and who were
determined in their zeal, have become com
patatively luke-warm, and are less disposed to
make extravagant bets, as to the result of the
approaching canvass. We speak more partic
ularly of the few, who reside in our immediate
neighborhood, and whe, for reasons to which
we will not now directly refer, left their first
love, the Administration, to go over to General
We do not mean to say, however, that their
hostility to Mr. Adams has at all abated; we
only mean to say, that satisfied as they have
been, of the entire futility of their efforts, they
have given up the undertaking as a bad job,
and are eontent to sit still, and look quietly
and complacently upon the political clements,
as they war around them. ‘
In proof of this, we will state a few facts as
they stand, and which it is probable are not
well understood by this community. Some fow
weeks since, a junta, composed of a few disaf
fected Adams men, and a few thorough-going
Jacksonians, assembled at an obscure part of
the town, and there, in solemn conclave, it
was resolved, that a press should be establish
ed, to advocate the inlerests of the * Hero of
the Hermitage;'* and whilst the body of learn
ed and grave politiciaps, elated and excited
by the prospect of success, were in the possess- l
ion of the full spirit of the matter, they talked
loudly and liberally of funds, and the requisites
for carrying the projected paper into execu
tion, At first, there was some difficulty about
the selection of the name of the paper, and
whilst one proposed that it should be called
the Military Chief}ain, another insisted that it
should be called the Democrat, a third was for
baving it called the Times; and whilst thus
dobating, words thickened and passions grew
‘“ wond'rous hot,”” and the junta separated,
without coming to any definite coneclusion on
a subject s 0 momentous, and so deeply involy
ing the destinies of the nation. At a subse
‘quent,meeting, however, the difficulty was ad
justed, and proposals went before the world
for the issuing of the proposed publication.
This part of the difficulty settled, another
obstacle presented itself;—it was nothing more
or less than the selection of an Editor. It was
urged with great truth and equal justice, that
none but a man of well tried and popular tal
ents would answer the purpose, and as no such
one, whose predilections ied him honestly to a
preference of General Jackson, could be found
among us, the selection fell upon that distin
guished writer, wit, politician and poet, Mr.
Samuel Jeneks, of the Nantucket Inquirer, and
he was written to on the subject. We are not
apprised of the exact contents of Mr. Jenks’
reply, dut report says, that he declined serv
ing, because the publication already under his
control, yields him an easy competence, and
because, he could not get any assurance ,solid,
from the junta, that tho necessary funds should
I be forthcoming, to compensate him for his la
bors. The refusal of Mr Jonks was a damp
er to the political ardor of the junta, and find
ing that they could not procure a suitable
person, they concluded to übandon the project,
and let General Jackson mind his own affairs,
whilst they paid attention to their own; —and
wait a more favorable opportunity, for the dis
cussion of the claims of the Modern Cwmsar.—
At this particular crisis in the affairs of the
Junta, a distinguished gentleman, who has long
been famous in the political affairs of Rhede-
Island, insisted that the press should go into
operation; and although he could not aflord to
lay down a farthing for its support, he was
ready to take the chair Editorial, and thus, by
his writings, offer a fair equivalent for the cash
demcnded of each of the stockholders. But
the proposition did not take; the gentleman’s
talents were not considered to be of a very
popular cast, and his offers were rejected, and
the Times, or Military Cnieftain, was put for
ever to rest, and now slumbers on the pillow
of military glory.
We have, for reasons more generally under
stood by our friends, than by our patrons at
large, given a correct sketch of the history of
the ‘“ Times,”” and have pointed to the indi
vidual, who was selected for its Editor, that
there may be no more speculation on the sub
&joct, and that individuals may not be suspect
ed of becoming Jacksonians, who have ever
| been firm to the Administration.
~ The fact of the issuing of proposals for the
‘*“ Times,”” may give rise to misapprehensions
abroad, and lead men to suppose, that there
is a strong Jackson party in Rhode-Island,
when nothing can be further from the fact.—
Among the most prominent of the few, may be
named the Hon. Wheeler Martin, a politician
who has so long and so often boxed the politi
cal compass, that neither friends or foes place
in him the least confidence;—Mr. Elisha R.
Potter, of South-Kingstown, a man who never
was consistent ten minutes in his life, and who
is always sure to destroy any cause he under
takes to build up;~the Honorable Nathan B.
Sprague, of Smithfield, late Speaker of the
popular branch of the Rhode-Island Legisla
ture, bat who, from necessity, declined a re
election in August.
To show the world who these men are, and
by what motives they have been actuated in
becoming hostile to the Administration, we
will utter a few words concering them.
The Hon. WugreLEr Man Tin, during the
late Presidential Election, was an advocate for
Mr. Adame, and what was very remarkable,
he held out till the close of the contest; and one
year and tenmonths afterwards, when he sud
denly bolted, and came out a red hot Jacksoni
an. He diJ not abjure his fitst love however be
cause he discevered any inefficiency in the
Administration, or malfeasance of duty on the
part of those who composed it, but because,
Mr. Adams would not give him an office; He
had no right to expect one at his hands, but
yet, as one was not afforded, he resolved to go
‘over to the Jackson lines, and we are willing
he should remain there, for on this side, he is
not wanted. We certainly wish him well, and
a prosperous journey j—and if General Jackson
is elocted, we admonish him to give the Hon
orable Whecler Martin an office, the very mo
ment he takes the Chair of State, for if he
does not, the honorable gentleman will bolt,
and wish to enter our lists again;—and as
we positively cannot have him, we shall be
obliged to reject him, and the Judge will have
to stand alone, a party of himself.
Mr. Evrisua R. Porrer, (who has recent
ly been electioneering mn the State of New-
York,) is a Jacksonian, because the Legisla
ture of this State would not elevate him to the
Senate of the United States, and because Mr.
Adams is the son of his father, and the off
spring of his mother. But his opposition will
not avail him any thing, and is not worth no-
The Honorable NAaTuAx B. Senacvue, is
a Jacksonian, because when he visited Wash
ington in the year 1824, te carry the Electoral
Votes of the State, Mr. Adams did not pay o
hiw bis wadivided stiontion, and remembered
that there were other individuals in the city‘
beside the Honorable Nathan B. Sprague, of
Rbode-lsland. But the main part of his hos
tility to the President, originated in the fact,
that he was not as familiar in bis conversation
as tho.eontry Esquire, who is the God of the
Tavern at the * Four Corners,”” and was de
cently clud, and did not wear a leather apron
and borse hide leggings. Previous to Mr.
Sprague’s visit to Washington, he was a thor
ough-going Adamate, but finding, on bis arriv
al there, that he was not received like a For
i eign Diplomatic Minister, and that a splendid
'gala was not prepared for him, he returned
home with a ** flea in his ear,”’ and came out
‘ for ** leather breeches,” and * Old Hickory.”
~ Such is a sketch of the leading Jackson men
| of Rhode-Island, and though all of them are
‘ bitterly opposed to Mr. Adams, no two of them
can “agree on any subject; and let them be to
gether half an hour, and they would quarrel
like the four Scotcbhmen in the play, who quar
relled, because they wanted to agree, and all
wanted to be Captain. The Jackson party,
headed by such men as these, can neither be
dreaded or revered, and its component parts
must soen dissolve.
OutTraGx. On Tuesday evening last, about
the hour of nine, as & very respectable clergy
man, the Reverend Mr. Seamans, was passing
through Eddy Street, he was attacked by three
Irishmen, who issued from a small dwelling,
where an army of vagabonds burrow, and
severely beaten. His cries, attracted the at
tention of several gentlemen of the neighbor
hood, who promptly repaired to his aid, and
fortunately screened him from the injury the
villaine meditated. Suitable steps, were imme
diately taken, and the offenders were commit
ted to prison, where they now remain, await
ing their trial. This unprovoked attack, upon
a highly respectable clergyman, who was
quietly passing a public street, demands severe
castigation, and we cannot but hope it will be
It is proper to remark in this place, that the
numerous improvements going on in their town,
call among us, a multitude of Irish labourers,
who are too often offensive in the conduct,and
outrageous in their acts; and it does seem to
us, that some steps should be adopted for their
better government. We do not intend to say,
that the whole of our Irish population are dis
solute and vile; on the contrary, we could
make numerous, and self satisfying exceptions,
but it is unfortunately a fact, that too many of
them are vile, and improper subjects for any
community. |
Landing in our country, where equal justice
and equal liberty is dispensed to all men, and
coming as they do, from a country where lib
erty is uaknown, the moment they begin to
partake of the benefits of liberty, they abuse
them. We should think there could not be
any difficulty in managing them, if the thing
were undertaken, and their numerous outrages
’ certainly call aloud for a speedy corrective.
~ On Wednesday night, the nouse, in which the
offending Irishmen dwelt, was assailed, as the
tenants declare, by a party of men, and the
windows demolished, though none of the in
mates were injured. Circumstances go far
however, to prove, that the reported assault on
the house, is altogether false, and that the
story of it, was got up by the occupants, for
the purpose of giving an impression that the
friends of the Reverend Mr. Seamans, made
~an assault on the principles of retaliation. We
) have every reason to believe that the windows
~of the dwelling were broken by the inmates, as
'no one was alarmed by their cries, nor did the
; nearest neighbours, hear any disturbance.
PoriTicAL.—We find in the last number of
the Boston Commercial Gazette, the following
very momentous paragraph:
* A new censor of Mr. Clay's political con
duct, especially that part of it which relates
to the er:clion of President in January, 1825,
has appeared in the west. A Mr. Kendall,
late Editor, we believe, of the Kentucky Ar
gus, has addressed a long letter to Mr. Clay,
censuring his course in that transaction, and
stating some facts not before developed; and
the letter is published in a Kentucky paper.—
Others are to follow. The letter is a long one,
and written with considerable ability. It is
generally free from uncandid insinuations, and
yet some of the opinions expressed by the wn
ter, do not appear to be fully lupzortod by the
facts stated. The amount of the charge is,
*“ that there was a great deal ofintrigue on the
part of Mr. Clay and his friends, to afford an
apology for the vote he gave, and a desire
evinced to secure his own elevation, even by
disregarding the will of his constituents.’’
The f:lm will probably be given by those zeal
ously engaged in this controversy,and who may
think it tends to support their side of the ques
tion. Thie will lntr to comments and construc
tions, which will serve as food for politicians,
as the letters of Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Eaton
have done.”
Remanxs.—The Mr. Amos Kendall, spok
en of in the foregoing paragraph, has for the
last fifteen years flourished as Editor of the
Kentucky Argus, which paper we believe, he
still continues to conduct; and is an adventu
rer from New-England, and a native of Mas
sachusetts. He migrated to Kentucky in the
the year 1811, and first made his appearance
as a school teacher, and subsequently flour
ished as a Councellor and an Attorney at
After remaining some time in Kentucky, he
became abject, unfortunato and wretched, and
it was whilst surrounded with penury and want,
“ sickened almost unto death,”’ that his mel
ancholy condition, attracted the attenton of
Mr. Clay, who took him to his residence at
Ashland, cherished and nureed him under his
own roof, and extended to him all the kind
nesses of a friend, father and benefactor. Af
ter Kendell's reetoration to health, Mr, Clay,
stsisted him in {urthering the objects of his
pursuit, when ho became Editor of the Ken
tucky Argus. For a number of years Ken
dall made good the debt of gratitide he owed;
and was the supporter of Mr. Clay’s politica)
conduct, until the last year, when he came out
for Jackson, published a manifesto, in which
he avowed his predilections, and abandonment
of his patron and benefactor. For doing this,
it is well known he was paid his own price;
“and thus like Judas, for the sake of the sil
ver, degraded himself, and burst asunder every
tie of gratitude and professed friendship. |
Mr. Kendall is a man of splendid talents, ifl
the author of two or three political works of’
more than ordinary merit, and it is to be la
mented, that he has at last sold himself, for a
song, and prostituted his talents. The letter
spoken of, in the ‘forcgoing paragraph, we have
not seen, and of course cannot say anything of
its literary merits, but judging from what we
know of the man, we have reason to appre
hend, that it is charged te the brim, with
gan-greene and gall. :
The Editor of the Boston Commercial Ga
zette, is always ready to catch at anything,
which will enable him to assail Mr. Clay, and
the administration ; and we are solely indebted
to him, for the knowledge that such a letter
exists. We expect however, that a copy will
be furnished by our Kentucky correspondent.
“Tux BLoor Susan.—We acknowledge
the receipt of the note of ‘‘ Thomas Bowline,"’
communicating the request of two of our re
spected patrons, that we will write and pub
lish the history of the life and adventures of
“Tum Sroor Susan,” and in reply, we
have to say, that from the nature of our en
gagements, it will be impossible for us to do so
at pr-sent, but that by and bye, when we have
leisure, the history shall be written. We agree
with our correspondent, that ** a full biogra
phy, of that interesting vessel,”’ will be found
peculiariy acceptable, by many of our patrons
—particularly by those who reside in Paw
tuxet and Warwick. We cannot promise the
exact time, when the thing shall be done, but
it shall be afforded, as soon as our conven
ience, and numerous engagements will ad
“ANTHONY's WHARF,”” has been receiv
od, and appreciating the good intentions of
our friend, as we do, we should be unmindful
of our duty, were we to neglect to thank him
for the kindnesses he intended to confer. Upon
the whole, however, we think it best not to
say anything relative to the subject of which
he speaks, as by doing so, we should attach |
too much importance,to an affair of small con-;
sequence. |
Gov. Butler’'s Message.—The Message of
Gov. Butler, to the Legislature of Vermont,
(now in Session) is published in the last :num
ber of the Vermont Patriot. The principal part
of the Document, relates to the approaching
Presidential election, and the circumstances
connected with it.* His Excellency after notic
ing some local affairs, thus speaks of the oppo.
sition in the last Congress.
*“ The people of this state, can never remain
indifferent observers of the Iroceeding- of Con
gress, or the course pursued by the Executive
of the general government. And we have too
much confidence in the rectitude of our motives,
and correctness of our views, to conceal them.
So far as the public good may require, they
should be made known. Let every state in the
union do the same, and it may be of some ser
vice to that government, on which we all de
pend for national security, and the protection
of our rights. The derelection of duty in the
last Congress, so well calculated to impair the
confidence of the publicin the national legisla
ture, is matter of serious regret. For that body
to refuse protection to the industry of a major
ity of the people, when the necessity had be
come too obvious to be mistaken, is just cause
of complaint; for it is wounding to the lauda
ble pride of our country.
Had no other important interest been neg
lected, the wound would have Leen less pain
ful, and might have becn borne in silence.—
However, for the present, we can but cherish
the hope, that by the next Congress all just
cause of dissatisfaction will bo removed, and
the confidence of the people again restored to
a Legislature, on whose wisdom and integrity,
the United States, are in so high a degree, de
pendant for her prosperity.’*
After making some remarks, relative to the
doctrine which has been advanced by the op
position, against the election of a President
for more than ono term, which doctrine he
ably refutes, he concludes his Message with
the follewing paragraph: {
*Tbe unbending integrity, the wisdom and
prudence, of the l:miniltntion of the general
government, as it richly merits, so it will re
receive the approbation of a sagacious, en
lightened, and virtuous community. Every
year furnishes additional evidence of the wis
dom manifested in the last presidential election,
The wise and prudent course, pursued by our
government, for twenty-four years, previous to
that auspicious event, has been faithfully ob
served, by those now at the head of the gov
ernment. The American system must, and
will be supported; or the retrograde march of
our country will soon commence.
03~ We refer our readersto an advertisement
of Mr. TrßencH, inventor and manufacturer,
of the * Vegetable Oil of Soa{.’ who is now
on a visit to this town, and will remain at Mrs.
EAston’s Boarding House, Westminster.stroot
for a short time. We copy from the National
Advoclnto of May 27, the following notice of
this Oil.
‘ Yesterday wo witnessad a number of sue
cessful experiments, in removing staine from
silks, linen and woollen cloths, with a species
of soap invented by Mr. Trench of this ety
In the course of a few minutes the whole ‘pro
cess was accomplished, and the sullied portion
of the fabrie, which Jutrornd the beauty of
the whole, rendered perfectly pure and unspot.-
ted. At first we suspected that the nridhy of
the process was affected by a chemica opere
tion which might rrhlp injure the texture of
the cloth; but we have had the most satisfac.
I«'{ assurances, that the material used is per
fecly innocent in its wature, and does not in
the least weaken the fabrick ugon.whish it ap
erates.” 5
The Boston Lycxum, No 4, for October,
is just published, and the contents are nnususl
ly interestivg. We regret this work i not
more extensively knowa in this state, for it
needs enly fo be known, to become popular.—
M. Hill, the editor, is in every respect qualified
to conduct a periodical publication of the na
ture of the Lyceum, and we are much gratified
to learn, that the Baston public appreciate bie
talents, and afford him a large subscription.
03-Cincus. We are requested to mention,
that any respectable company of l':-dnul.
strong m numbers, and distingpished for their
acquaintance with their s?t,net mow employed,
may obtain a profitable engagement at the
Providence Circus. 8
As we have po place of amusement open at
the moment, and as Equestrians are always
liberally patronized among us, we should think
thet a good Company, mifhl do well for a
considerable season. Should this notice _meet
the observation of any Compa:a not now ew
gaged, the Manager of it, would do well "ty
write the Manager of the Providence Circus,
on the subjeet inmedintely.
Lieut. George 8. Greene. We shall in our
next,publish a correct statement of (he traneac
tion which took place at West Point, relative
tothe case of Liout. Genrge 8. Gresne, which
has recently caused considerable excitement in
this vicinity. Lieut. Greene is a native of this
state, and graduated at West Point, about four
years since, with the highest honours of that
institution. “After which he was appointed
one of the resident Professors, and was consid
ered an ornament to the service in which he
was engaged, ‘and gave entire satisfacetion to
the superintendant at West Point, until he, in
what he considered to be his duty, declined
sitting on a Coyrt of Inquiry, iustituted by the
superintendant. For this offence Lieut. Greene
was put under arrest, and while in this situa
tion and for some alledged cause, without the
least proof, he was attacked by Lieut. Whee
lock, (stationed at West Point,) while walking
with a lady. For this insult, Lieut Greens
demanded satisfaction, which Lieut. Wheelock
has refused to grant. For the alledged griev
ance of Licut. Whnlock; Licut. Greene has
demanded a Court of Inquiry, of the War De
partment, which has thus far been refused, and
immediately after the affair alove mentioned,
Lieut Greene, was ordered to lcave West Point
and join his company stationed at Belona Ar
senal. Ouronly motive in bringing this affair
before public at time is to do justice to Liett.
ANOTHER OUTRAGE.-~On Wednesdsy night,
the house of a Mr McGrongher, a respec
table Irishman, who resides at the North End
of the town, was forcibly entered by two men
and robbed of about eighty dollars in cash,and
other property of value. The same night a
man was arrestad by Messrs. Mann and Pierce
‘of the Town Watch; and another was arrest
‘ed on Thursday morning by Mr. Constable
Allen, supposed to be.the robbers, and were
examined before Justices Staples and Aplin,
and acquitted.
03~ We perceive by the Washington papers,
that Major Joun R. Vin Ton, of this town,
is at present Acting Adjutant General of the
United Statos Army.
00 CLARA" will find a second note for
her address, at the Post Office.
Tke communication of * A Butcher,” came
100 late for this day’s paper;—it shall be at.
tended to in our next.
At the n]eeling of Manufacturers at Boston,
on Wednesday evening last a committee was
appointed to present a memorial to Congress,for
the aid of government, by increasing the duty
on imported woollens. Josxru E. Srraaux,
Esquire of Salem, was appointed Chairman
of this committee, and we can say with safety
the interest of the Manufacturer could not be
entrusted in abler hands. Mr. Sprague has al
ways been a firm and consistent friend to the
home policy, since the question was first agita
ted in New-En gland.
0 TrURSDAY, the 20th day of rNovombor
s pppointed for Public Thanksgiving in the
State of’Massachusetts.
State of R hode’ Island and Providemce Plon
{ Second Regiment R. I. Militia, Head
Quarters, Providence, Oct. 10, 182.7
Having received from Samwel 4. Crape, Esquire, Judze
Advocate, the records and documents of the proceedings of the
Regimental Court Martial, begun and holden at Providence, at
the Court-House, on the eighth day of Octuber A. D, 127, ia
pursuance of Regimental Orders, of the twenty-fith day of Sep
tember, A. D. 1827, whereof Samuel Jacebs, Captain of the
Fayette Rifle Corps of said Regiment, is President, for the trial .
of Constant B. Mosher, Lieutenant of the Fourth Company
of Infantry, in said Regiment, oo charges preferred against him
by Richard M. Cornel, Captain of ssid Fourth Company of
Infantry, and of such other persons as may be broughi before
said Court, and having carefully examined said records and
documents, and maturcly considered the same, I do hereby ap
prove of the decision and sentence of said Court, wherein they
decide that said Constant B. Mosker i guilty of all the
? eharges and specificatians preferved against him, and where
in they sentence said Constant B. Mosher-te be removed
JSrom his office of Lieutenant of the Fourth Company of
Infantry, in said Second Regiment, and to be incapable of
holding any Military office under this State for ten years;
and . vid Cowrt is Aereby discharged.
JOHN CHURCH, Colonel 24. Reg.
Rhode-Island Militia.
Head Quarters, Second Regiment of Rhode-lsland
{ Militia: Providence, Octobr no.‘né.
SIR—You will herewith receive the records and document
of the proceedings of the Regimental Court Martial holdes ot
Providence, on the eighth of October 1827, together with my
decision thereon. You will cause my regimental onder of thia
date (0 be made public. lam very respectfully
Your obt. Sevvy.
Colonel of 2. Reg. R. 7. Milkity.
To Col. Léw Raile, Adjt. Gen. of R. 1. MNis

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