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, Inn he« been restored to the command of the ar
llis Grace being now again in place, will, we
say, find good reasons in the next session of
'arliament for adopting the views, respecting the
laws, of Mr. Iluskisson and the rest of the ca
binet, which so perplexed him during his brief se
cssion from power.
Owing to some causes not very obvious to us at
bis distance, the exchange between England and
lie continent had somewhat suddenly fallen, while
be price of gold lmd risen—a concurrence of cir
mmstances, that for a time appears to iiave occa
ionnil pretty serious apprehensions on the London
xebange, lost it should cause a run for gold to be
The panic, however, for so it had be
lly tlie gradual advance in ex
re !
e, was subsidi
Of Greece and Turkov, we find nothing authentic.
—Reports indeed are given, that if true, would in
Ijcate the determination of the latter not to acquiesce
a the meditation of the Christian powers—but this
te fear will only prove, if there be any thing at
I! in it, an empty bravado, which will not be seri
usly maintained.
Spain and Portugal are in an unsettled state. The
amors of fresh troops from England being under
rders for the latter, are however contradicted pos
ively by tlie Courier.
The weather latterly bad been unfavorable in
Ingland to the gathering in of tlie harvest—though
a average one was still expected. Much rain had
illeu, and tlie fever and ague so remarkably pre
sent in our country this season, is, as we learn
ipiaily prevalent in England, and in many parts of
, where it was before unknown.
Mr. Canning's will had been opened, and the pro
erty sworn to lie under $20,000 slg.—a sum pro
iibly considerably smaller tiian that which consu
lted the dower uf his wile. He impoverished him
,|f in tlie public service. Ambition, thus disinter
red, is indeed virtue.
from Bell's Weekly Messenger.
We have mentioned tlie difficulties under which
s Majesty must Inn e labored at this crisis in tlie
mice of iiis loading Ministers, and that he had left
tie nr no choice except that which lie lias so wise
His Majesty therefore, with a promp
itifying to his people,
lil a Court at Windsor on Friday. Lord Gotle
li kissed as first Lord of the Treasury, and Mr.
^ according to the Court Circular of yester
•ccived tlie seals of office as Chancellor of tlie
title which most lie highly
iy, rc
«chequer, anil after also kissing hands, he was
torn in a member of the Privy Council. Lord
. Hentick went through tlie same ceremonial as
• General of India, and the Duke of Port
nil was declared Lord President of the Council.
then decided that Parliament should be pro
filed to the 2öth of October.
li is also with the greatest satisfaction we announce,
i:U I,is Grace the Duke of Wellington lias uccept
I ids Majesty's gracious offer of tlie Command of
in Army. Tlie communication, we understand, was
invyod to his Grace (who is now on the country)
y the Marquis of Anglesca. The noble Marquis
'turned on Friday night with his Grace's answer,
Unifying Ids acceptance of the proflered dignity,
fe are convinced this communication will be re
eived by all classes with untnixed pleasure ; for
iere never has been a second opinion as to bis being
is most lit man in whoso bunds that high trust
litiulil be reposetl.
The remaining Iran»fers of office, that of Mr.
itiskisson from tlie board of Trade to tlie Colonial
icpartment, and that of Mr. Charles Grant to the
no now occupied by Mr. Iluskisson, could not, of
e, be formally completed in the absence of the
>f the latter Right Honorable Gentleman.
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T vuVan , fce\}ie\\\bv.Y c 28,
Every day the eyes
well meaning Jacksouians arc opening to
Ihr true character of the present contest.
after he had read a small pamphlet of
Oime out from among them
said a mtm
adozen pages—"I have been a Jackson man, but
i am now so no longer."
Rut this is not a solitary instance. There are many,
many instances, in tlie county of New-Custle, of
men who really are now convinced that the country
is to gain nothing by the change, "'hey do not ex
national policy—but have the
;mct any better
most serious fears that it will be totally different,
They admire the mili
of the General, as they and all men
were Jackson to succeed.
iry prow
But they now see that only a few men, and
uot the country, is to be benefitted by u change.
They understand, at length, that the name of
Jackson is used by many individuals simply to sup
runt of popularity. They see in the
ply their own
front ranks in Delaware, not Jackson's original
friends—but new comers—men who denounced the
General—and now support him. because they ima
nginç it will be a support to themselves.
These and other things are operating upon tlie
minds of two or three hundred citizens öl this coun
ty, and every day adds to the number of those who
are taking a more rational view of our public af
fairs. We have always known, and always said,
nntliing but lime and more knowledge was wanting
to produce the most salutary changes. Tlie great
mass of the people on the Opposition side in this
■State, moan
well, and have no personal objects
They want only more light, and a candid
in view.
view of the matter, anil hundreds would still be ad
ded lo our numbers.
Our political Doctors have bail a very arduous
and extensive practice for the last three months ;
and with ■ hat profit or loss, must be seen on Tues
day next. So .much travelling by laud and water;
3uch constant correspondence ; such various pres
criptions ; such vast and Jieart-renderirig interest
taken in the welfare of the patients—all operate
most grievously on the minds and bodies of these
worthy and disinterested men.
Their attention to the body politic, generally, has
been great indeed ; but the lamentable state of Sus
sex County is a most killing concern. Two of these
doctors left. New Castle on Sunday last, and rested
their precious bones, for the night, in a humble
dwelling in the recesses of the forest of Kent ! The
main road was too crooked for them to travel, as it
would delay their arrival among the objects of
their care and love.
A most awful Adams fever is raging in Sussex,
and the consequences will be truly lamentable, if
the people will not submit to the prescriptions of
these Doctors. It seems to be in vain that those
good people assure the Doctors that they are in
good health, and want none of their political ad
vice and attendance. But the Doctors insist upon
it that theyjreally are ill: that they ought to employ
good physicians thatthey, themselves are the only
good ones in the State : and thatthey have left their
homes and travelled from 80 to 100 miles, to cure
this raging fever, purely from pity and compassion.
Dr. Dingle, Dr. Maull, and men of that character,
are deemed very old fashioned sort of physicians,
who are not able to cure this new and alarming dis
ease. No body is fitted for the purpose except one
who has, at least, smelt the shop of the celebrated
Dr. Van Buren, who makes a traffic of politics, im
proves a press, and manufactures a panacea for the
most adroit, consistent, and rapid change of any
Why then, will ye die, 0 men of Sussex ? These
doctors love you, and they labour, night and day,
for your welfare. They will cure you, without
money and without price. Their bowels yearn over
you with the most heartfelt pity and compassion.
Submit, therefore, to their gentle operations, and
be cured, if not for life, at least for amusement.
Send not home these circumnavigators of ciiarit ,
without taking their pills and their potions, lest they
should tell you to your faces that you are a set of
dunderheads, nincompoops, and ninnyhammers.
If ye refuse, with decision and firmuess, the Jack
son pills, you will indeed be called upon to sorrow'
most of all that you will see their faces no more !
How can you doubt their love and their aifection ?
Have they not given you the most positive assuran
ces of it? Have they not travelled through sands
and forests, through mud and mire, by night and
day, when you hau no physicians to heal you ? Say
not that you havebeen be-deviled long enough. Give
up your opinions to meu of more knowledge, & more
science, and who will be so afflicted unless you ac
cept their kind and most disinterested services.
While our New Castle county Lawyers are in
Sussex, trying to rectify matters and things, we
hope that the Democratic Jackson men of that coun
ty will ascertain, to their own satisfaction, whether
the Congressional candidate who is kindly offered
for their support, is of such a character in all re
spects as they like. Whose candidate is he in rea
lity ? By whose influence was he got up? Whose in
fluence will he sustain ? And so forth.
Our accounts from all parts of the state not only
continue favorable—but appear more and more so
everv day—Kensey Julius, Jt. the candidate of the
people, whose independence and qualifications are
bjectionable to the Jackson eleventh hour men,
will be elected by a handsome majority, if the
friends uf older and good government will all ex
press their sentiments at the ensuing election, To
the polls, one and all.
so o
For the Delaware Journal.
Mr. Bradford,
We are a considerable class of persons who have
been uniformly friends of Jackson's election from
principle, who have just discovered, that our
allies, tlie Senators, States Attorney, &c. toe. toe.
who have lately joined our ranks and who ought to
be satisfied with a moderate share of weight and in
fluence in the various arrangements, necessary to
insure success to our cause, have actually monopo
lized the whole concern, luul now dictate to us, what
we shall do, with as much confidence as though we
were their vpssnls. 1 as an individual, have been
admirer ol'General Jackson from the first, and
feel extremely anxious to see Him occupy the Presi
dential chair, in which desire 1 know a great number
of my fellow citizens in this County are cordial, and
when the contest shall be alone between Jackson and
Adams, will sacrifice every minor interest to secure
the election of the General ; but we are not willing
on the present occasion, to make tlie sacrifice that is
required of us, and give up the men we prefer, sole
ly lo exalt a character to the office of Representa
tive to Congress, who to say nothing of his want of
qualifications and popularity, has been palmed upon
solely thro management. As already stated, we
are very willing to have the Reads, M'Lanes, ltidge
leys, toc. toe. &c. as allies, but cannot consent to
purchase their aid, at the expense of our own inde
pendence. Why has there been so much shuffling,
in fixing on a man for Congress, when it is now pret
ty generally known that Bayard was to be the man
from the first? Why did Black and Head refuse to
be taken up, when strongly solicited by their friends
to do so—and why were Mr. Whiteley's feelings
sported with, by being placed on'the Ticket ? 1
answer_Black and Read were behind the curtains;
they knew all the arrangements—they knew that
! whoever was taken up, except Bayard, was a sham,
I p
a bait to catch gblls, and lhereforê choose to give
this honor to Mr. W. an original Jackson man, while
they reserve something more substantial for their
friends, l spook thé sentiments of many, when I
say, that under ull the existing circumstances, we
will throw away our votes*—we cannot vote for
an Administration man, and we will not vote for nny
man palmed upon us by a set of would-be-lords.
At a respectable meeting of the Citizens of Chris
tiana hundred, friendly to the administration, con
vened pursuant to public notice at the Buck Inn, on
Wednesday the 26th September,
JOHN McMINN was called to the chair, and
William Dunnanv/as appointed Secretary,
it was then upon motion,
Unanimously Resolved, That this meeting most
cordially approve of the nomination of Kensey
Johns, Junr. Esquire, as a candidate for the House
of Representatives of the United States, and of the
county ticket formed at Clark's corner on the 13th
inst : and that we will use all fair and honorable
means to promote the success of the same at the
general election on Tuesday next.
Resolved, That the following persons be appoin
ted to nominate a committee of vigilance, viz : Da
vid Stidham, James Campbell, Isaac Flinn, William
Boyd, Robert Pierce, Junr. and Thomas Walters,—
By whom the following names were reported, and
adopted by the meeting as a committee, whose du
ty it shall be to use all due diligence and vigilance
lo bring out the friends of the Administration in this
hundred, on Tuesday next, viz :
David Stidham, William Houston, John A. Ban
ning, JoDu Haddock, John Siddail, Win. Martin,
James Siddail, James Haddock, John McMinn, 1 hos,
Walters, William Rivers, John Malters, James
Campbell, Isaac Flinn, George Ilodson, John Stid
ham, William Little, William Boyd, John Logan.
Henry Heald, Major William Armstrong, Captain
John Neal, Robort Armstrong, John Armstrong, E.
I. du Pont, Eli Sinnex, Peter Williams, John Camp
bell, William Dunnan, Thomas Lynam, Thomas
Lynam, junr. Joseph Lynam, Robert P. Robinson,
Jacob Rothwell, Ephraim F. Stoops, William Bar
ber, Aaron Justis, George Nebecker, Robert
Pearce, William Houston, junr. W illi.im Baldwin,
Peter Hendrickson. Alfred du Pont. A-hton Rich
ardson, John Richardson, John Way, Moses Brad
ford, Alexander Gray, Isaac Shalicross, Robert
Crosby, Joseph Richardson, Samuel Richardson,
Benjamin Hollingsworth, Jesse Clair, Jacob Pusey,
John Holland. James McGarvcy, Thomas Stanly,
Alexander Orr, John C. Phillips, Wm. Stephens,
Joseph T. Baity, Henry Latimer, George McCul
lough, Arthur Smith, F. Jeandel, Robert Miller,
Henry Cavendcr, Caleb Kirk. John Rogers, George
M' Cullough, junr. Robert Topham and Peter Hen
drickson, junr.
Resolved, That these proceedings Ire signed by
the Chairman and Secretary, and published in the
American Watchman, the Delaware Journal and
the Wtlmingtonian.
Resolved, That this meeting now adjourn.
JOHN McMINN, Chairman.
Wm. DUNNAN, Secy.
The Providence (R. 1.) Journal, after a summary
view or tlie variety of items which make up the sum
of General Jackson's unfitness for the uffice of Presi
dent, recals to our memory the following circum
stance, which will not be without its effect upon all
We extract it
minds open to correct impression,
from the Journal in the terms in which we have fuurul
it. Comment of ours would be superHouus :
"After the termination of the Seminole war. the
conduct of General Jackson was ma le the subject
of investigation in the House of Representatives
and the Senate of tlie United States. Our late dis
tinguished Senator, the Hon. James Barrel, was of
the committee from the Senate. The committee re
ported, "that they conceive General Jackson to have
disregarded the positive orders of the. liar depart
ment the Constitution mil the Antes," and " that
lie lias taken upon himself, not only tlie exercise of
those powers delegated to Congress but those 'express
ly reserved to the State , in tlie appointment ot the
Officers of the militia. It will be remembered that
this report was made by honorable and high-minded
Senators at a time when nn excitement existed a
gainst tlie General, when he was not before the peo
ple as a candidate for any office, when the thought
of the Presidency had never even entered his shell,
when encircled by the halo ol military glory, and
where all the feelings, the prejudices, and the pas
sions of the mass of our population were enlisted in
his favor. The report was not made^from party
views or sectional feelings, but from a sense of duty.
With regard to the conduct uf General Jackson,the
committee says, " were this nation subject to the
will of a military despot, and were there no constitu
tional barriers to the inordinate exercise of miii'ary
ambition, more than this could scarcely have been ex
pected ."
ambition, more
pected ."
\_From . the National Advocate .3
"Change of Opinion."— The spectres of depar
ted" opinions which we have recently caused to pass
before theeyes of tlie astounded aud amazed Editor
of the N. Ÿ. Enquirer have forced from him a few
lines on the subject. "We all thought," lie says,
"Gen. Jackson a man of ungovernable passions and
vaulting ambition, and that it not elected, ((not so
it was, if elected) lie would push on difficulty and
violence—So we all thought and sowe all wrote.
The change of opinion is accounted for thus. "Ins
conduct at Washington, alter being defeated by a
corrupt bargain, dissipated every apprehension and
proved us to be in tlie wrong " The sum of all this,
is, that because, when tlie General was detested in
the Presidential election "he did not push on dini
cultv & violence" he is not to be considered "a.man
of ungovernable passions and vaulting ambition.
Because he did not set fire to the capital, or ovre
turn tlie government, he is to be set down as a ve
ry moderate gentleman, and entitled to govern a
country he has treated with so much forbearance and
clemency. We do not know how this wou.d sound
speech, but it reads bud: So much for giving
"reasons upon compulsion." ... .
We take it to he the generally received opinion ol
in a
this community, ttiaf the Editor of \\hotn Wé 5[>fnk,
is not marvellously troubled with principles of an/
sort. Opinions are his merchandize, and if he had
not always found a profitable market for thetn* he
has doubtless sometimes consoled himself upon the
consideration of their quality. tVe would advise
him never again to öfter a reason for a change of sen
timent--—unless he should be able to show a substan
tial one f something that will chink. He is tiow advo
cating the cause of Gen. Jackson. Would any
Adams man like to know how to silence his batte
ry ? We can tell them. IO"" Put money in thy
Ridiculous nonsense! The Enquirer and the
Evening Post to pretend to account fur change of
opinion concerning Gen. Jackson. No such change
has taken place. The voice of the men has indeed
changed, buta "false face doth hide what the false
heart doth know." The Enquirer savs, "opinions of
public men are constantly liable to change in conse
quence of the different positions in which they may
be placed."—This sentiment contains just about ,
that degree of propriety and soundness which might
be expected from a man who,
"Is every thing by fits and nothing long.
No honest mnn, or independent mind would fash
ion "opinions of public men" according-to" the dif
ferent positions in w hich they may be placed." The
truth is, in our apprehension, that the absure and
most irreconcilable contradictions Which we haver
pointed out in the public declarations of the Post
and Enquirer, are chargeable entirely and exclusive-'
iy to a want of any uniform and stable political
It is indeed common to change opinions and to
commit errors ; but we shall not consent, nor will
others, to be dunced so much as to believe a mo
ment that the Editors of the Enquirer and Post know
any thing more now of General Jackson's fitness for
the Presidency than they did some years ago. Then
he was every thing that was dangerous, cruel and ty
rannical, and if he was so then he he is so still.
We doubt not while the Editor is honest in his
zeal, patriotic in what he says, not mercenary but
seeking the public good, and maintaining for office
such men only as are fit for office, his pages may be
turned uver in vain for contradictions which will af
fect his character or call in question his motives of
Extract of a letter dated Georgetown* Del* Sept. 25, 18 7i
very active one among the adminis
tration men at this place. Three hundred persons attend
Curtis Jacobs and Caleb Jloüiuÿ act«»
This day lias been
ed our meeting
i chairmen, and W. A Klligood and G. Ih Rodney were
Our amalgamation ticket rä«**
appointed secretaries
K. Jehus, jr. for Congres*. Senator —Samuel Haynter, lie
bresentatives—L. Uiley, C S. l/vyton, M Tindall, John
Tennant, Kendal M. Laws, P. Burton, and J, TViltbioik.-«
We ■hall cany our ticket in fine style McLafie held forth
to-day in Short's long room,
in the event of the election. He expected nothing—h*
hoped fur nothing ! Alas! Alas!
Next Tuesday will convince tlie world that there is a
redeeming virtue in the people of Delaware, and that nn
man's private interest shall pledge the state for Jackwm of
any other man.
influential Democrats were out to-day. Wo
He said he laid no interest
The most
•Jlttti carry nearly all of die Democratic party.
Extract of a Letter , Gated Dover, 26/A.
" M'Lme iiwdealong »peecli ill .Mr Short's bar roafrt,
it (iètiivc T- wm. '1'. Clay ««I, esq. (being present) was ile
' ireil to follow. He replied lie lia. 1 been a U. 3. Senator,
.nil could not stoop til make a speed! in a bar room, but
f ilwy would .epair to the Court.house, lie wouhl address
ii enil-the Cou.t-liimse being opened, most of.Vi'Lean's au
■I.ce left him, and .epaired thither, and M Dane followed.
,Vs soon a, M'U entered, Clayuih gave him some hahdsüme
and wholesome advice before a large audience. M Dane
Mid lingers passed tliro Kent by piivateroads, avoiding alt
'ie p.i i- invns. MX & Kgs. artend a meeting at Laurel, oil
the -Mi." . _ -
Jacob Faria.
Alexanders, Read,
John J. Milligan,
Washington Rice,
M'Cullough, (farmer,)
John Exton,
Benjamin Watson,
Alexander Crawford.
John Janvier, Junr.
Isaac Price,
James Patten,
Philip Ileybold*
ft-ÿ-Bîr. Thomas Witherspoon declines beitrg
j of the committee of vigilance, having for many
used to take an active part in elutions.
years ce
The Committee of Vigilance of the Borough, will
be punctual in their attendance at Hutton's InO„
Monday evening next (Oct. 1.) at 7 o'clock, forth*
of making the necessary aarangeinents for
the ensuing day
purpose (
the election on
Sep- 27. 1827
The Bonds and Notes given for property piirelias
ed at the Sales of David Hiogins, dec ds per-'
son'll property are all now due. Those lm.ebtcd
are respecdully informed that the situation of the*Es
Uto admits of no delay; and that they must not ex
pect any indulgence. Payment may be made to eitlw
of the subscribers,
Sep 23,1827.

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