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t he "JttMimare Patriot Oct . 17.
A* three o'clock yesterday, the lluv. Mr. Wlicel * r , president uf St. Mary's College, accompanied •V ' ; ie fjee proideot, several of',the professors ami upwards of one hundred of the students, waited ij-iou the President oft/re United Uinta, at the City 1 Intel. The Rev. Mr. Kccleston, Vice President ol the College, briefly addressed the President in the folloViing words : g la _We have the honor oT presenting to you the Students of St. Mary's College. Sharing the respect cordially manifested by their fellow citizens they are desirous of giving expression to the feel ings called forth by this grateful occasion. If, in their studious retreat, they delight to contemplate the loftv virtues recorded no the classic pages of an tiquity, and their youthful bosoms catch tin- tire ol Roman patriots and Grecian sages; may they not be allowed to feel something mere than admiration, when -they pay the tribute of their hearts to tin ■ Venerable titles id the person of the first magistrate of their country ? _ _ I But, Sir, ol diese youths a considerable portion| approach you with a more than ordinary interest, j Tliey are from the rising republics ol the South, i By their standing in society destined to the discharge I «I great and responsible duties, they have come to prepare themselves lor their high calling in an insli-; tutiou which already boasts of numbering among its alumni several ol the distinguished patriots who are now reaping glory and freedom at the side ol the Bolivars and the La Mars. With wliat pleasing emotions will not these youthful strangers remember à moment, which shows to them power resolved into paternal regard, and fidelity exalted into filial affection. A moment which even now perhaps be for them another motive to generous deeds, and a presage of future success. Accept, therefore, Sir, the testimony of respect which nows from ardent and ingenuous hearts ; »lid while we become the organ of their feelings, we need not add, that they are in unison with our s e comes » own. own. To this short address. Mr. Adams with much emotion and interest replied in words to this elfect : *« III receiving this pleasing mark ol attention from the Professors and Students of St. Mary's col lege, lam happy to renew the recollection of scenes in" which I myself was once engaged. I too have performed the duties of an instructor in a literary institution ; and I entertain the highest respect fur that important function." And he concluded with some observations favourable to the reputation ol the college. After this feeling and highly appropriate reply. . the Vice president proceeded to introduce tiie stu dents individually to Mr. Adams, who received . them with the most marked and cordial condescen sion. After the introduction, and an interval of a mo ments, during which lie was evidently striving to his emotion, lie advanced, and with great suppress energy and feeling, addressed the students in words to,the followingeffi-ct : Gf.xtlf.mfn. —I to have had the opportunity of taking you by the liand—and be fore we part permit me to remind you. while recol lecting the sublime examples ol patriotism with which your daily studies make you conversant iu the histories of Anrient Greece and Rome, so justly noticed in the addtess from your respected Instruc tor, which you have just heard, that you Iiave in this city and its immediate vicinity, the monuments of the "same exalted sp rits exhibited in the defence of our own country—and I hope and trust that they will influence your future lives as deeply as the most exalted proofs of public spirit which you will find in the tjourse of your studies. At four o'clock, he dined with the Cincinnati o Maryland, and the Officers and soldiers wounded in the Battle of North Point. The entertainment was handsome, and creditable to Mr. Barnum.— The following toast was given on behalf of the com mittee : I The United Stales of America —May other coun tries learn front them, that the easy access of the people to their rulers, is the means of confidence on thaoneside and of light government on the other. After a short time the President gave the follow ing sentiment, which lie accompanied with same re marks explanatory of the allusion :— Ebony a id Topaz —General Rns«' Posthu mous coat of arms, and the republican militia-man who gave it. I am apprehehensve that the allusion upon which this sentiment is founded, may not be familiar to every one of yon at this table ; and that it will therefor* need a short explanation. It mav. perhaps, not be known to you all. that for the splendid achievements of Gen. Russin this country, his family have been rewarded by a heral dic addition to their coat of arms, and as it was the arm of a republican militia-man of Maryland, that redered this service to the family, L inav fairly con sider him as having given if. Heraldry is a mo narchical institution, alxiut which I know little.— Whether this inference would pass muster with the garter kingat arms or not, I do not know, but I hope jt will pass fora republican, denier. But the con nection of this sentiment with the names of Kbonv and Topaz, is founded upon a philosophical Tale of Voltaire, by which in my youth 1 was amused and instructed. It is an ancient fubleof the Hindu Bru tnins, and has come down, through the Arabians, to the modern European nations amt to us. The same tale, under different names, has been told in English verse by Parnell, as well as in French prose l>y Voltaire. .. l>y In the Tide to which my toast alludes, Ehnny i the Spirit of Darkness, or of evil—and Topaz is - s the Spirit of Light, or ol good; mid the interest ol i the story consists in the succession of incidents by which they are continually counteracting each other in the events of human life. The application of their names to the parts respectively performed on this stage of existence by den. Ross imd the Mill tia-man of Maryland, 1 submit to -your judgment and feeling, with tins single re,,,.,, k,-dial when evei the Spirit of Evil shall invade tl.i« Country, under the banners of a toreign land, whatever hon ay showered upon their commander by Ins 1 Sovereign, the Spirit of Good will „ever fail topro-'actual vide a Republican Militru-man to cooler those honors * a * hU hea "'' - ■ ours m On retiring, (ho President, ;iflcr n ft>w remarks. ■ uf Baltimore him alter lie finally retired, he expressed his regret ^imt for want of time, a lull opportunity was not afforded him to exchange salutations with every cit ; zun who was desirouse to take him by the band. qq le President left Baltimore this morning at tended by a number of bis fellow-citizens, who [ eave gf him at a short distance from the city, r.eturiiiqg thanks lor the reception which had been given to him by bis tellow-oiliz gave— Baltimore , the Mnnumental Citij —May the days of her safety be as prosperous and happy, as the days of her dangers have been trying and trium phant. According to previous arrangement, the Presi dent again in the evening received the visits of his fellow-citizens, of whom he took leave in a brief and cordial nddross, praying those with whom he had exchanged salutations, to convey them as from him to Iheirfoinili ions But having received an intima tion from a number of his fellow-citizens who had not before been presented to him, that they wen desirous of exchanging salutations with him, he re turned to the place appointed for the reception ol i his visitors, and having been greeted by all who de sired to see him, finally retired. Having afterward learnt that several of his friends had called to see From the National Intelligencer, Oct. 18. The Pkksipknt of the United States returned to the Seat of Government yesterday, from his visit to bis native State. We are glad to learn that hi» health and strength have been materially improved !>y the journey, and the relaxation it nflorded Irom the close attention which be habitually gives to his public duties. In a letter of business, from a friend in Baltimore, he thus incidentally notices the President's sojourn in that city : "The President has given hints if op to the Peo ple here for these two days ; and i o not - -e bow lie could have withstood their earn- t .qq-lrminn to him for that purpose. He has i -nod anil ex changed salutations with thousand.-, - t -"i/. ms, ad versaries as well as friends, and 1 am l ui to t»c aide to say, to tlie credit of tile former, thaï equal respect for his official character seems to be manifested by -all parties. •" MINUTES Taken at the several Annual Conferences of the Methodist Lpis .opal Church for the year 11127. New York, published by N. Bangs anil J. Eme ry ; octavo, pp. 72—Brice. lBjeents. This work, which lias just issued from the Confer ence office, contains a full and complete view of tin present prosperous state of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It embraces the names of the Bishops, El ders, Deacons, and candidates for orders ; designa ting those who have been received on trial, during the year; those who remain on trial ; who are ad mitted into full connection, who are the deacons ; who have been elected and ordained elders ; who have located ; who are the supernumerary preach ers ; who are the superannuated or worn out poach ers ; who have been expelled, who have wilndravvii from the connection ; and who iiave died, with short obituary notices. It gives the names of all the dis tricts, circuits and stations, together with the num ber ot members in each, and the appointments ot the several preachers ; with an alphabetical list of the preachers' names, showing to what circuits, stations and conferences they severally belong, that there are seventeen annual conferences, divided into eighty five, districts, embracing eight hundred and fifty nine circuits and stations—that there are fifteen hundred and seventy six travelling preachers; one hundred and eleven uf whom arc It shows I superannua ted ; anil that there are three hundred anil eighty one thousand, mue hundred and ninety seven church members ; being a nett increase, s.nce the last year, of twenty one thousand, one hundred and ninety seven ! It also'contains the following table, present ing at one view, tue number of members atid preach ers in each conference : re to this the that con mo the Con. Pittsburg Ohio, Kentucky, 17880 2812 Illinois, Missouri, Holstein, Tenu, Miss. S. C. Whites. 20228 2080.8 Col. Inds. 208 Total T. Prs 20432 30048 82 195 90 204 100 141 17 125 1 1272 52 .3009 356 15817 1620 15807 2096 8773 2724 1655 Virginia, 22801 8587 Baltimore, 25513 9507 Phil'ad. 30784 8343 N. York, N. England 19989 218 Maine, 3365 17487 17882 11497 45974 31361 35020 38827 30223 18035 8254 30456 8565 20 54 76 51 29419 74 97 107 155 29852 371 161 8248 30345 2061 6' 136 I, 120 1 12 522 icnesee, Canada. 136 39 . , superannuated, ill Tot'd 32798'' 53 5 to 528 3 ftiqn 7 7^77 T ii'I 9 oJol. 023 381997 1576 I otal last year, 360800 HOG Increase this year, 21197 "777 3 ' _ 1 ' u ,- HP " " interesting article, in the new^WWn Review published^ Cincinnati, by Mr. Flint, deserm ive of the flowers nf ihe valiyuf t ie Mis ilinffi we Vv tract the following introductory reflecth.ns whi, h are alike creditable to the headland the heart of the ed.tur. 1 the 1185 are alike creditable to the the heart of the ed.tur. 1 the " In fitting up this magnificent universe in which God has plaued'us, every tluTZ ZZffilZeten formed with a doubler reference to utility and hern iy. In the arrangements of the «'reator we ean see no reason, a priori why the medoininant color« ,,r vegetable nature should not hale been crimson or bide, instead of green. Every one has felt indeed that this last is the most pleasing color to the eve' But every one has not looked beyond tffls fact toX wisdom, contrivance, anTbZevolence of Providence, in clothing nature with this cheerful & delightful color. Cofurs, tu which light «t IcatiM ft painful contraction of the pupil ol ùio eye, to exclude tliu reduutant glare. Colors, in which blinde is* in excels, cause an expansion, equally painful, that a sufficient number ot rays may be re ceived, to give the picture in clear relief. Green is that color of nature in which light ami shade are neutralized in balancing pi «portion«, an exact mixture in equal proportions ot white and black, constitutes the delightful hue qi green, which the eve reposes with untiring satisfaction, and ill viewing which its nerves are neither strained with excess or lack of rays ; and for this reason, un doubtedly, it is, that vegetable nature is clothed with green in preference to any other hue. Every nine, then, in which we contemplate nature, when robed in the verdure of spring, we ought to look through the physical beauty of the spectacle, to the I merciful regard of the All Good to our coinfort and enjoyment, in the most delightful and perfect of all our senses—that- of vision. in the same manner it might have pleased the Author of Nature to have presented us the seeds ami fruits of the various trees, shrubs, and plants, on the nuked stem, or from a cup ot foliage instead of (lowers. But. apparently, to relieve the monotony of beauty in the universal verdure. Providence lias ■wen fit to cradle the infant seed and fruit in an am brosial nest of flowers, where, in a mysterious pro cess of generation, found to be more analagous to the beginnings of animal existence, in the same proportion, as it is most intimately explored, the young seeds and fruits repose in pavilions more gor geous than those of monarch*, and breathing airs more aromatic than those of * Araby the blest.'— Hence, too, as one of the benevolent intentions in the formation of flowers seems to be to relieve the monotony uf verdure tu the eye, the forms, the hues, the meltings of one shade into another in flowers, have that magnificent and infinite variety which discover in that kingdom. At the same time, that the eye might be more delighted in contemplating the splendor of blossoms, arrayed in a beauty, to which all the glory of Solomon might not be compar I, they emit a perfume, so rich and exquisite, as to set at nought all the efforts of art and luxury to imi tate it ; and thus, by gratifying one sense, create delightful associations for inct easing the enjoyment other. For instance. on nanilrst a we •" of the In completing the processes of vegetable nature, discover that Providence has designed a gratifi cation for everv sense. The seeds of apples, oran ges, figs, grapes, pomegranates, and all the delicious fruits, might have been matured, for aught that ap n>-ars, in the sterile capsules of the cotton plant, or thistle, as well as in the centre of that nutritive and grateful pulp, where they attain their ultimate, ma turity. But beauty, utility, and the means of com fortable existence, seem to be bound together iu this our creation bv an indissoluble chain. The study of natural history, in this point of view, becomes to a rightly constituted mind, not only a source of pleasure and instruction ; but it originates admiring and adoring conceptions of the Author of Nature, mid originates religious feeling, New proofs of wisdom and design develop at every st 'p. God is found to be the' same Being in the hues and fragrance of a flower, as in the rich coloring of the clouds, the splendors of the firmament, and the ineffable grandeur of the starry heavens. We trace precisely the same wisdom, design, and arrangment of means to an end in the minute, ns in the vast of his works ; and find it is the impress of the same hand we insect's tving, •That gives its gilding to And wheels nis throne upon the rolling worlds." How often, while wandering in the deep flowering forests of the Mississippi valley, in Spring, have these sentiments forced themselves upon us. We Iiave looked op at the prodigious alcove of verdure above, and the splendid variety of flowers around us. The wild be°s, in their courses through the air, seemed, like the interminable wires of an im mense Eoliau harp, as they sped to their repast of nectar. All the irrational tribes appeared, by their various expressions of excited movement and joy, to enter as deeply into the beauty and grandeur of wliat was before them, as we did. Although there was but one visible rational worshipper, we could not but consider this scene of solitary grandeur and beauty, as a temple. We imagined unseen and higher intelligences enjoying the spectacle with us, and united in the same delightful sentiments of ad miration and worship. The University of Virginia is'not as fully attended this session as was anticipated. One hundred and eighteen students only, iiave as yet matriculated though more are expected. The''hard times" have doubtless prevented many from attending. Philadf.lphia, Oct. 16. The Friends .— Yesterday morning, the first year ly meeting of that part of the Society of Friends, adopting the opinions of Elias Hicks, was held in the meeting house near Green street, cupyingthe brick house, and the men a large tempo rary frame building erected for that purpose iu the court. A vast crowd assembled, including many friends from the country. During the meeting. ' vllivh wi " Iast . the wholu week, it is said some of their ce ebrated preachers will visit them. The /Vient/. -I'l'lie first number of a weekly pa F eP ' '-Vo" Phila ; ,e, P h j« Gazette, hearing the foregoing title, was issued in this city on Saturday Sitsl^v23eSm^ ÄÄ ? n ?a S ed in furnishing them. It is a religious and »'tended a* a fireside companion for -7'*' to . ,ll * ,strate >' e ('Story and genus of their Z'tl '. ,"» • , ° *??• a | d, >P". ss, 'ï 1,a < e of vlr-v « ved th . e P ruse,,t contru v f 4 a /' U ' vlU "extracts from, and reviews 'lern Fr '? nds \W |lether of early, or mo M common. 8 ",- * W ' 11 b * a P* r ' f,,r rlprl ned Hi °. S8a * v ï' P oetr »^ criticism. * It is fu Mm " ^ ^ da ' ken a „'„„'„„a r , , , , son of TZ T la ' el J\°"'hegrand exlr ct frl 7 q ' 8o " th Car0,in! *' 7 which threaten 1 W '« & 7 at6r lne * on seed > ffiZvos m»7, ?„ „ 8 ; ^ 80 °1 aS an . 0 « ,e '7 L v the a i7f Im 7 7JT' th ? " ee<l w »»*J ecte ' 1 tmeous relief ntf Zd to ' th°'r f,i ^ Jlce ' aod ulstau ' few ^s thfchîdtî «coveted ^ " The females oc 4 . iu DS1&WÀRE JOURNAL. TufestVtv^j, <\cAo\jcï 2S, l&n. The National Intelligencer, speaking ufthe Vit. ginia Meetings in opposition to Gen. Jackson, marks—" It Intelligence, respectability, patiiothtn ml weight of character can effect any thing, may regard this movement now fairly commenced in this great and influential commonwealth, as fraught with the most auspicious results for the future hap. piuess of our country Advices from Liberia, by a late arrival from At rica, are very ' encouraging»» to the continued g uw j health and condition of the colony. M. HI It may not be known to all our readers, that the four states which voted for Mr. Crawford, by their Representatives in Congress, would have eventually voted for Mr. Adams in preference to General Jack The evidence of this is various but we aim ply give the following extracts from the numbers of Hampden, publishing in the National Intelligencer relative to the tales ufthe Opposition worthies. son. " General Jackson had but seven certain State? Did be expect Delaware, Virginia, or Geor- ia? He could not, and 1 will shew it. It is clear lie did not because all the world knew lie could not expect it The opinion of the Representative of Delaware was always freely expressed. The sentiment6fthe Virginia Delegation could not have been misappre hended. The Legislature of Georgia refused to recommend General Jackson, by an immense major ity. Virginia was opposed to General Jackson, as to leave no doubt of their preference, even if the open expression of their opinions had not been known. Besides, it was known, and I now assert the fact, and 1 challenge a denial, that the leaders of the| friends of Mr. Crawford, in expectation of his death I or inability, six months before the election, deter-l mined, in that event, to support Mr. Adams, und I which was known to be iu conformity with tbcscn-l tmient of their respective States. The Representatives of North Carolina werehos-l tile to General Jackson, and voted against him ml the House, notwithstanding he had the electoral vote; because that vote was the result of anunionbe tween the friends of Mr. Adams and General Jack son, by which they, together, defeated Mr. Craw-I ford, although he had a plurality in the State. The members were entirely tree to vote between J.r. of Adams and General Jackson ; and we hazard noth ing in saying, they would never have voted for Con. it Jackson. su Jackson. Do you believe that Delaware and Virginia would have voted lor him ?" (Jackson.) Brutus, a writer in the Richmond Whig, makes the following statement on this subject. j " The electoral college of Deluxvare lfad given tvro[ votes to Mr. Crazijord, and one to Mr. Adams ; but none to Gen. Jackson. And the sole representative, (of Delaware.) whatever may be the disposition lias subsequently evinced towards " the Hproj"|They would at that Lime as soon have voted for the l'riuce The sauie may he said of all the Mates which had, in the first in-lnnfe. vnteilH for Mr. Crawford, between whose friends and those of Gen. Jackson there then seemed to be a barrier that nothing lint a miracle could have broken down. 1 his was not only the individual feeling of the rep resentatives, who evinced their devotion to Mr. Crawford by giving him their first vote ; but it was the concerted determination of the whole, alter abandoning him, to throw their weight into the scale withJMr. Adams." of darkness as for Inin. From tliü Loudon Countv, (Va ) Anti-Jackson Resolutions, adopted at a meeting on the 9tli of Oc tober, lor the purpose of sending dele gates tu the Richmond Convention, we copy the fo Mowing : Resolved, as the opinion of this meeting, that ns just causes uf complaint exist against the Adminis tration ol the General government since the election of (he present chief magistrate, whose claims to our confidence are founded upon a long course of pub lic service, his distinguished talents, and faithful de votion to the public good, and whose policy of go vernment is based upon the best precedents of those who have gone before him. Resolved, that we spurn the dictation of those who altectmg to treat the people of Virginia as vassals transferable at their pleasure, bid us to Sustain in 182b, the man, whom, in 1834, they opeuly and un equivocally denounced to From the preamble fo the resolutions, passed at the Anti Jackson meeting, held at Lynchburg, Va. Get. 9th, we select the following : Y our committee declare that alter considering the whole course of the opposition to thepresent adminis tration, they are convinced, that, in by far the larger part, it is facto***, and unprincipled, pretending no. foundation bu* %,■ baffled, refuted and wholly dis sipated charge of corruption in the late election, hut resting, in fact, first, in haired of the North, and second, on personal jealousy and malice against the Secretary of State, heightened, if nut originating, from hunger lot affine. Youi committee declare that there are very few public characters in America whom they would nnt prefer to Gen. Jackson. With not one earthly qtta lihcation for the Presidency, that is not in its es sence merely military, through life marked up to a late age with almost every species of vicious habit not inconsistent withjpqrsonal honesty,lie had never imagined himself qualified by nature or education fur even subordinate civil stations, till this unequal led crisis has made known to him and his friends the innate fitness of a p Ure milita.-y chieftain for the highest civil office in i|, e land. Your committee a-,. cannot consent to substitute'this man, thus tu be brought in, for one who, though he dissent nom us in the constr.uclian of (he constitu tion, has had the confidence and applause of Wash inglon, Madison and Monroe in the most important civil posts, and pronounced by them all to be a wise statesman and an honest man. Nor do they know