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sr /t 't \ 9 ÏAlte&'b^ Äl. BxaôÆoïA.-— YTmteA and T\\VA\s\\cd lyj IV. TotIct &Son, Xo 3taeket-&txeet, Wilmington. TUESDAY, JYovember 37, 1837. Vol. I. JYo. «3. 3? CONDITIONS THE DELAWARE JOURNAL is pub lished. on Tuesdays und Fridays, at four dollars per annum; two dollars every six months in ad M paper tobe discontinued, until ar rearages are paid. Advertise.neats inserted on the usual terms — Viz: One dollar for four insertions of sixteen lines, and so in proportion for every number of additional lines and insertions. van ce. NOTICE. Persons wishing any sort of Printino done, with ^neatness, accuracy, and dispatch ; Advertisements inserted, or Subscriptions paid where there are no Agents appointed in their neighbourhood to re ceiyethem, will please apply, ordireetto R. Porter and Son, No. 97, Market Street, Wilmington. All communications, not of the above character, to be addressed to \1. Bradford, Editor of the Dela Iware Journal, Wilmington. 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A FARM two and a half miles from Wilmington, ®-uaar the Kennet Turnpike Road, pleasantly su ited containing about seventy-two acres, twenty of which are woodland, adjoining lands of Mr. On the Ye .mes Brindley, Mr. Rogers and others, remises are a two storied House, Barn and Orcli Apply to krd. LEA PUSEY*, No. 10, East Queen Street, Wilmington. If not disposed of previously, the above FARM ill b ■ offered at public sale .on Monday the 3d day f December next, at the bouse of John M. Smith, nkeeper, at 2 o'clock, P. M. 61— ts 19,099 OR 20,000 DBS. FORK. 'BYTE Subscriber (living near the Brandywine JL Flour Mills) will give Store Goods at Cask prices ' hing to Barter will do WILLIAM M'CAULLEY. or FORK—Any person veil to call. November 14, 1827. N. B. A general assortment of seasonable DRY together with GSIOCERI3C3, "Chirk, Glass , Queens and Earthen ware, Paints, Oils, he, fyc. 4-c. always on hand. GO—lneZws. v, is Drugs , in IF. M'C. TVyc, CiokwnYb'uvYY AYuvanac, ïoï 16 c /lö. Containing in addition to the. usual Astronomical Calculations, Tables, &c. the Courts ol the United States, and of Delaware and Maryland ; a great va riety of profitable and pleasing miscellaneous mat ; er, among which is— A Sailor's humorous ride in a milk-cart, : Y unkey resolution in saving the mail, Ingenious defence of a thief, Dreams and signs interpreted, Method of un-tnarrying the unhappy, Definition of a Drunkard, 1 A little world, Old maid-, their unmentionable troubles, Account of a novel courtship, Anecdote of Paddy and his game cock, The Irishman and his pig, &c. &c. fcc. Wonderful discoveries of the Microscope, Humorous account of a Penn'a. Battalion Day, YY ashington's army saved by utlfiaker lady. Ode to the gout, RECEIPTS for talking candles, removin unking vinegar, neats, &c. i;c. &c. The above Almanac, with an extensive assortment •f others, Gprmao and English tor sale, by the Gross ir Dozen, at the most reduced prices. Nov. R. PORTER & SON. coring the Gravel, curing Wens, ,, f-reuse spots from clothes, preserving pickles, preserving ATLANTIC SOUVENIR FOR 1S2S. Ji|«i received and for side here, The Atlantic Sou mir, a heatit'nl Christinas and New-Year's Pre •''it, handsomely hoarded, with gilt leaves, and on kill'd in an eleitant ornamented case. This is -be eved to be nne of the most splendid little works ol ls te ever published in this country ; it contains 15 legant engravings, dpscciptive of Cuts Kill tails, Ti "rulerogm'Delaware.Water Gap, Bournouese War llir , Moonlight, Stc. &e. &c. Nov. 6. r; porter & SON. From the Providence Gazette. THE TROGS OF WINDHAM. An Old Colony Tote—founded on fact, YVHEN these free states were colonies Unto the mother nation, And in Connecticut the good Old Blue Laws were in fashion. A circumstance « Inch there occur'd (Anti much the mind surprises Upon reflection) then gave rise To many strange surmises. You all have seen, as I presume, Or had a chance to see Those strange amphibious quadrupeds, Call'd Bull-Frogs commonly— Well, in Connecticut 'ti6 said By those who make pretensions To truth, these creatures often grow To marvellous dimensions. One night in July '58 They left their home behind 'em, Which was an oak and chesnut swamp About five miles from Windham. The cause was this : the summer's sun Had dried their pond away there So shallow, that, to save their souls, The Bull-Frogs could not stay there. So, in a regiment they hopp'd, With many a curious antic, Along the road which led unto The river Minnomantic. Soon they in sight of Windham came, All in high perspiration. And held their course tow'rd the same With loud vociferation. Y'ou know such kind of creatures are By nature quite voracious ; Thus they, coinpell'd by hunger, were Remarkably loquacious. Up flew the windows one and all, And then with ears erected, From every casement gaping rows Ofnight-cap'd heads projected. The children cried, the women scream'd, " O Lord have mercy on us ! The French have cotne to burn us out, And now are close upon us." A few, upon the first alarm, Then armed themselves to go forth Against the foe, with guns and belts, Shot, Powder-horns, and so forth. Soon all were running here and there, In mighty consternation, Resolved of the town to make A quick evacuation. Away they went across the lots. Hats, caps and wigs were scatter'd, And heads were broke, and shoes were lost, Shins bruis'd and noses batter'd. Thus, having gain'd a mile or two, These men of steady habits, All snug behind an old stone wall, I,ay like a nest of rabbits. And in this state, for half an hour, With jaws an inch assunder, They thought upon their goods at home, Expos'd to lawless plunder. They thought upon their helpless wives, Their meeting house and cattle, And then resolved to sally forth And give the Frenchmen battle. Among the property which they Had bro't with them to save it, Were found two trumpets and a drum. Just as good luck would have it. Fifteen or twenty jewsharps then Were found in good condition, And all the longest winded men Were put in requisition. Straightway, in long and loud alarm. Said instruments were clang-oil. And the good old one hundredth psalm From nose and jewsharp twang-ed. Such as were armed in order ranged, The music in the centre. Declar'd they would not run away. But on the French would venture. There might have hpon among them all Say twenty guns How many pitch-forks, scythes and flails I never could discover. The rest agreed to close the rear. After some intercession— And all together made a queer ion. Some were persuaded that they saw The band of French marauders, And not a few declared they heard The officers give orders. These words could he distinguish'd then, ■ Dyer,' ' Helderkin,' and 1 Fete And when they heard the last, they thought The French desired a treaty. So three good sober minded men Were chosen straight to carry Terms to the French as Ministers Plenipotentiary, moving on Did for an hearing call , or over— And curious proce on ol 15 Ti with conscious fear And begg'd a moment's leave to speak Witlj the French General. The advancing foe an answer made ; But tjt was quite provoking) Notone of them could understand The language it was spoke in So there they stood in piteous plight, 'Twas ludicrous to see, Until the Bull-Frogs came insight, Which shamed them mightily. Then all went home, right glad to save Their property from pillage: And all agreed to hlatne the man Who first alarm'd the village. Some were well pleas'd and some were mad, Some turn'd it off in laughter ; And some would never speak a word About the thing thereafter. Some vow'd if Satan came at last, They did not mean to flee him ; But if a frog they ever pass'd, Pretended not to see him. From the National Intelligencer, Nov. 22. The north eastern boundary. —The New York Albion is a paper published weekly in the city of New York, the principal objects of which are, to condense English news for the information of the Americanized English, and of the American public: and to present views of British concerns and poli tics, such as are in general accord with the spirit of file Ministry of Great Britain. This is done tem perately and (as far as we know) blamelessly ; in a foreign spirit to be sure, but in a spirit of general amity and good will to our country. In the last number of the Albion, the Editors of this paper are called upon in a manner so earnest, and in terms sn very polite, that the call cannot well be resisted, to state their views of the present state of the controversy between tlip United States and Great Britain, concerning the North Eastern Boun darv between the territories of the two countries.— The article in the Albion, to which we refer, is in the following words : "North Eastern Boundary. —This is daily be coming an object of important, not to say alarming consideration for the people of both countries ; and it is really lamentable to see the bad feeling the sub ject is creating on the lines, and the avidity witli whiclt persons give currency to unfriendly and in jurious reports of all kinds. All the difficulty that has yet taken place, lias occurred on the territory nmv under negotiation between the two governments, and which it is understood shall remain in the hands of its present possessors until the subject is finally settled. Therefore, as the territory is, and always has been, within the sovereignty of Grp.it Britain, the acts of certain persons, in hoisting the Ameri can Flag, intercepting the mail, Stc are not only illegal, but in opposition to the known wishes of the 'merican Cabinet. The British government has. at the request of the American, withheld further grantsof lands than those already made; & prohibited the cutting of timber on the unappropriated lands, until the result of the negotiation is known. Should not, tlipn. all attempts on the part of the citizens of the United States, to disturb the sovereignty of the soil, be discontinued, not only with the view of pre serving the friendly relations between the two go vernments, but to prevent the unpleasant collisions, the bare recital of which tends to excite such unplea sant feelings ? " If we are correct, and we believe we are, that General Baker was arrested on what is technically and practically British territory, and that this ter ritory remains under the jurisdiction of Great Bri tain bv the right of possession, and by the acquies cense of the American government until the ques tion to whom it shall ultimately belong, be settled ; an article in the National Intelligencer fo this effect, will be productive of the liest consequences, make our appeal to the Actional Intelligenrer, from the accurate means of information it is supposed to have, and from the high character and respectability always enjoyed by that journal. We New Fork Albion. Nov. 17. The question, respecting this boundary, arises nut of the treaty of Peace of 1"83, between the United States and Great Britain, Being still an unsettled question, provision was made in the treaty of Ghent, tor ascertaining and fixing the boundary. Under that Treaty, Commissioners were appointed to settle the question. They were not able to agree upon an adjustment. In that event, anticipated as possible by the framers of the treaty of Ghent, pro vision was made in that compact, that, on a disa greement between the commissioners of the two go vernments, they should report the fact to their re spective governments, and that the question should thereupon he referred to the umpirage nf some .So vereign arbitrator. On that subject negotiations were commenced in London, before Mr. Rush's re turn to the United States, and have been continued bv Mr. Gallatin, which are understood to have re sulted in tho formation of a convention for settling the preliminaries of the reference of this question ac cordingtothe Treaty of Ghent. This is the history of the dispute. As to the matter of fact each party has been in the* possession of some portion of the disputed ground : that is to say, the Governments of Massachusetts and Maine, on nur part, and of the Province of New Brunswick, on the part of Great Britain, have exercised jurisdiction over it; and each party has been disposed to strengthen its claim by further acts of possession. In the mean time, between the Fo reign ministers of ihe L'nited States and Great Bri tain there lias been a constant correspondence, at considerable intervals, however, but always in the same tone, having for its object the inculcation of mutual forbearance, of the expediency of the pre servation of the same state of things in the disputed territory ns existed at the date of the Treaty of Ghent, and of avoiding all disputes which might grow ont of the agitation of it. With respect to the two governments, there is a perfectly good understanding, upon the obvious pro priety, and indeed necessity, of forbearance and moderation on both sides, as to this question. Any acts of a contrary character are acts of individual citizens, without the authority or sanction of either government, and, of course, are to be avoided und rebuked. This is the general state of the facts. As to the particular case of Gen. Baker, referred to by tho Albion, we can only say, that if he stopped the mail and did other obnoxious acts, "on what is techni cally and practically British territory," by which wo understand such territory as was in po'sinnof Great Britain at the date of the Treaty of Ghent, and pre viously, then he was violating what we believe to be the settled understanding between the two govern ments. and his conduct will, of course, receive no countenance on the part of the United States.— Whether he was on that territory or not, is a ques» tion which depends upon evidence not within our reach. We hope we have answered the question of tli# Albion satisfactorily. We will only add. that we believe that measures will be taken, on the part of the United States, to ascertain the true character of the transactions on the disputed territory, there being no disposition here to connive at any acts of violence, contrary to the understanding which exists between Great Britain and the United States on this subject. BANKS.—The number of Banking institutions in the United States, of all kinds, good, bad and in different, is 150, to which add their various branches, and they will amount to 600. eighty are on the list of broken banks, lucky, Tennessee, Illinois, and Missouri hanks are of this class, and those of Alabama arc but little bet ter. Maine has 26 hanks, 5 of which are broken ; Vermont 9; New-IIampshire 20; Massachusetts 7\, of which 3 are broken ; Rhode Island 48, all good, and we should think good for nothing ; Con necticut 16—2 broken ; N ew-Y ork 56—7 broken ; New-Jerscy 23—4 broken ; Pennsylvania 59——IT broken; Delaware 7—1 broken ; Maryland 26—5 broken; District of Columbia 15—3 broken; Vir ginia 4 and 15 branches j N. and S. Carolina *0 ; Georgia 7 : Ohio 34—22 broken ; Mississippi 1 ; Louisiana 3 ; and Michigan 2—1 broken. Considering the great number ol tin se institutions scattered over the whole country, and using so ma ny different modes of engravings, it is not surprising that counterfeiting has become so frequent. One eighth of the convicts at Auburn, are confined for this crime. The number of detected counterfeiters is about 240 ; the amount yearly put in circulation is estimated at two millions ; the losa do doubt falls principally upon the poorer class, for they are the least able to detect them ; some plan ought there fore tobe devised to prevent this enormous deficit in Ihe proceeds of their hard earnings. Maine and Massachusetts have for this purpose required their 1 banks to use Perkin's steel plates, which during the 20 years they have been in use, have never been successfully counterfeited. If the evil can be stay ed by the adoption of similar measures in other states it should not bn delayed. It is at least worth an inquiry, if not an experiment. Internal Improvement. —The number and mag - nitude of the various works of internal improve ment, strictly so called, canals, railways, the. in pro gress, and projected in various parts of the United Slates, is truly astonishing and almost incredible. We will enumerate some of them from memory. — To commence with our own state—we have near 500 miles of canal completed, in progress, or pro vided for. We have also the Schuylkill navigation, 103 miles, in full operation; the Union canal. 90 miles, nearly completed ; the Lehigh navigation, sav 60 miles, connected with a railway of 9 miles, Tributary to our state, we have the Delaware and Chesapeake canal, the Delaware and Hudson canal, the Morris canal, and preliminary measures have been taken, for the construction of a railway from Columbia to Philadelphia; another from Danville to Mount Carbon; and for the connection of the Sus quehanna with the Delaware, by canal or railway, or both, by the Lehigh. There is. also, the Cones navigation. which, we presume, must be near pletiou ; and meetings have been held to pro file continuation of thePennsylvania canal, from Middleton to Columbia upon the Susquehanna. In the west, we have the Ohio canal, in a forward state, which, when completed, will lorm a line of about 300 miles. It is proposed also, as mir rea ders have lately been informed, to connect this bv a ranal with the Pennsylvania canals. In the south, the Baltimore and Ohio railroad is in progress; and strenuous exertions are making to commence the Chesapeak and Ohio canals, worksareof immense magnitude. In Virginia, there is a canal, and one or more have been projected in South Carolina. 'Fhe steps which have been taken towards the con struction of a railroad from Camden, opposite this city, to South Ambov, and file erection of the Del aware and Raritan canals, have been recently laid betöre the public. In Massachusetts they have the oldest canal and railway in the union: and prelimi nary measures have been adopted for the erection of the Boston and Hudson railroad; and we believe C is in contemplation to make a railroad from YVoi Of this number All the Ken • of ; to the an as go re .So re re ac the* : of has Fo at toga com cure cross Each of these.