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results to sectarian religion from anything
that should be said by me. But, that I
might proceed understanding!?, I inquired
cf another individual to know if it were
eipected that I should speak there that
evening, lie replied, yes. James Ten
Broke soon kneeled down and commenc
ed praying. I cteppec forward into .the
region occupied by him, fronting the au
dience. He prayed for the palsying of
an arm which he so described as to leave
no doubt in my mind that he had refer
ence to efforts which he was expecting
from me. When he stopped praying, I
commenced speaking. The people con
tinued coming in, until the house was
nearly filled. After introductory remarks
by way of setting forth that the religious
sintiment is instinctive with man that it
is peculiar to no oge or nation, no class,
tribe or profession, 1 announced the prop
osition that the prevalent religion ot the
present time is essentially a system of
ouiwardisin, adapted more to the wants
and demands of mankind, os material,
lustful beings, than as beings of mind and
soul. I admitted that the difficulty may
hive been, hitherto, more in the head than
in the heart. That religionists generally,
with some exceptions, may have been very
sincere. That the mass of the people
embracing any system cf religion may
have been honest and sincere in their re
ligious proceedings generally. I instanced
the HindoJtan fikins whose religious
acts consist in sitting afer the manner of
a tailor, and holding their hands over their
heads, until they can neither rise on their
fet nor takedown their hands as exhib
iting the strongest specimens of sincerity
and devotion. Others may b equally
sincere and honest, and at the same (time
equally deluded. The popular and prev
alent religion, or theology, of this coun
try, nt the present time, I viewed to be
sidly wanting in Christianity to b es
sentially material, idolatrous, infidelic,
blasphemous and atheistical, i would
interlace the rpef. If I failed to sub
stantiate the correctness o( the proposi
tions, I would fall in the ditch and be
lifted out by any who would uflbrd me
aid. 1( I had nt got the truth I wanted
i'. "When they heard these things they
were cut to the heart," and were ready to
" gnash on" me "with their teeth." The
protf was wh it they did not wan' to hear.
I. was discoverable thut many were ready
t once to adopt the language of those
who said "thus saying thou reproached
us." Till k commenced near the south
ocr. Wm. Btldwin of Elinrsburgh went
id C.irlcton fc- Miles of the same place,
n ho was S.tiitig in front of the pulpit with
JimtS Ten Iiioi ke, an J returned to the
danorous clan by the door. From thai
Jiitciion a man now approached me and
told me I must ator talking. Without
making any reply to him, I continued my
discourse. He told me, with his face
thrust before minc.andhis hand laid upon
my shoulder, ihat 1 must stop talking or
leave the house. I turned myself mod
crately and stepped a step aside and back
ward to get him from between me and the
audience, and continued speaking, lie
It ft me, went back to .the region of the
clan, obtained help, came and seized me
by the collar and arms arid dragged me
out of doors! I made no resistance.
Was not injured materially hi my person.
Felt very quiet in my mind. Pitied nnd
fjigave from my heart these poor, deluded
devotees to a cause which required such
d :fense. I reminded them that their own
cor.duct had now furnished a perfaet illus
tration of the. truth and soundness of my
propositions my allegations against their
religion. They had practically demon
strated. it to be just what I had- alledged
it to bo wanting in Christianity and hu-
manity."Samuel A. Cunningham, a mem
ber of the Baptist church, arose in the
midst of thu audience, as they were drag
ging mo along the aisle, and protested in
words against their unchristian proceed
ings. He was also seized jind thrust out.
Having been feeble in health for a long
time, he became highly excited. He was
treated with inhumanity, cruelty and in
decency! While they were hauling and
jerking him about, and eommanJing him
to be silent, he adopted towards one ol
them the language of Paul on an occas
ion somewhat similar tittest thou to
judge me after the law, and commandest
me to be smitten contrary to the law !"
At this they dealt him much violence.
He rt queued me to Dublish in the Tele
graph that he now withdraws from the
Baptist church. Several of those who
wished to hear me came and requested
me to go into the school house, a few red
dis'ant, where ! could be heard. At their
request I consented to go. As I wtnt
into the synagogue lo get my cap, James
Tn Broeke came to me and" wished me
distinctly to understand that the individual
who first seized me bv the collar and with
help dragged me out was not a professor
of religion ! And what pray, could he
mean by this? Would he have it under
stood that their religion or its professors
disallow of t&e thing! r One wotd from
him could have prevented the violence.,
But that word he did not utter. He'did
not even now to me disclaim sympathy
with it. It was a work to which he had
more than consented. Lst September, in
the same house, and for a like purpose,
he called for a "magistrate in the Divine
presence." The individual who was the
secend to lay ruffian hands on me waa
Moses Atwood, as I was afterwards told,
one of James Ten Braeke's proselytes
who has recently joined his church. Eut
the first pira'.e upon human rights who
assailed me, and whose name was after-1 to destruction. Obedience to God and
lei wards given mc as Heman Hosford, conscience first to the workers of iniqui
was not a professor of religion, forsooth I ty afterwards, or never. The veil must
But I be to know in whose behalf he be rent from the face of the people the
was at work in whose bdse employ
he !
was ensracred? Was not his labor in de
fense of the church ? ' Most certainly it
was. Perhaps I shall be told, however,
that he was engaged as an officer of the
state. If he were so, it only show3 how
much ihe church and the state are united,
and for what purposes. If he came to
the aid of the church, to strike down Truth
and Freedom in the sanctuary, it shows
the sympathy of the lustful state for the
libidinous church ! If on tht: other hand
the church had calUd bin? to the work, it
shows the hypocrisy and -deceit of saying
he was not a professor of religion. And
there is no way to escape conviction of
base, black hypocrisy, in view of the fact
that the second bull-dog w ho laid hold of
me, even if he did it at the bidding of his
master, is one of Ten Broeke' s church
members. Report says Heman Hosford
is a magistrate. But he indicated nothing
of the kind to me. Il'i3 work was all
done in the employment of judge Lynch.
He seized me, not as an officer of the
State f Vermcn', but as an emmissary of
the church uni the devil 1 1 was not
taken into the State's custody, but drag
ged into the street. So this magistrate
trampled down all law and order in the
dust whether it was pretended that I
was nctino; disorderly or not. It was a
splendid specimen of human government !
part and parcel of the same system
with military despotism and slavery. It
shows that human laws are things made
to be written in books, for the porpose ol
giving employment to legislators, judges,
lawyers and sheriffs not to keep order
or procure j istice. These come from
other sources. When the violence was
over, I was told that the priests and the
church were holding a protracted meet-
m. It was tne ursi in:unauor ii u i
had had. After I w.13 thrust out, and my
wife was prevented by the crowd fom
ceUinj: to me, she went to Jas. Ten Broeke
nnd asked him if he was a Baptist minis
ter. " That's my name," was his reply.
She ajked him if he thought this work of
viohnce was Christianity. He accused
me of interfering with their meetings.-
She assured him I knew nothing about
their meeting. "I prayeJ," said he
designing t6 intimate, she supposed, thai
I ouht to have known all what they were
about from his prayer. He was a li tie
careful however about acknowledging in
so many words that he was "praying to
be se-n of nftn" Other things were in
my mind, preventing any particular at
tention to his hypocu'tical performance,
His prayinr for the palsying of an arm
which I understood to be my own, did
indeed take my atuntion at the moment.
Eut knowin's ihe'charncter of the man,
It has been told me that lie denies having used
such language. But Rowland T Robinson, Mar-
cia Ann Murray, and numerous others 'heard and
marked -it distinctly at the time. It is no uncom
mon thing for JjmesTen Broeke lo deny the truth
It would scarcely be too strong to say that untruth
is the rule - truth the exception, with him. lie
procured a passage from England to this country,
and got himself employment here 111 the practice
of a subtle system o deception fjbehuoJ and
fraud. He has been'a notorious gambler. These
thincs I suppose he has confessed, nd he ought
to have the nenem 01 ine coniewions, as soon as
there is any evidence of hiJ forsaking. Dut the
evidence is to the contrary, in regaid to his ve
racity. While preaching in Panton he was con
victed of falsehood, and was let off by priestly
chicanery, These Unrigs ate not. said to injure
the man, but to save truth and Christianity from
suffering by his identity with them; I rueddle
with him in this matter as a priest, not aa man.
It is my hoocsl and candid conviction that if there
b a villain " unwhipt of just'ee,'.' in Vermont,
James Ten Broeke is one.. I viawr his former
eamblinz to have been a sma'.I thing compaied
with his present hypocritical conduct as a priest
of sectarianism. . Nothing but an imperative cor
viction of duty, owed to as many as are liable to
be imposed upon by him could eyestrain me to say
those things. . '
his performance as a whole fell a sense
less sound upon my ear. While my wife
was talking vith him, she held him bv
the hand. Thus doing, she was employed
very much as I was while holding the hand
of that self-convicted murderer.G.S. Brown,
at the Methodist camp-meeting in Sudbury.
Whlever I might have deemed it duty to
do if I had known tf their protractedJ
meeting, I had acted in the absence of oil
knowledge of it. All I have to say here,
as to what might have been my course,
with knowledge of the meeting, I mean
always to hold myself in readiness for du
ty. As fr as a good conscience and a
sense of duty owed to God and mankind
will allow, I shall by all means avoid
coming in contact with any of these insti
tutions of violence. But I cannot and
shall not always hold my peace and see
the people led hoodwinked and deceived
fiUe gaib torn from their deceivers. If
it cannot J)e done without pursuing a course
that will cause a self created and self per
petuated priesthood, and the devotees of
materialism,' aud idolatry, to expose their
own corruption and foam out their own
shame, then this must be done as there is
need. It must be shown that these " who
have stolen ihe name of. Him who was the
Prince of Peace and love, are yet in the
kingdom of violence, hale and revenge.
But the facts are not all told yet, giving
character to this religious proceeding."
The affair was talked over, the- even
ing before ihe time of my appointment
came, and the understanding went abroad
that I was to be heard. This called the
people togethergreatly enhancing the au
dience. Large numbers came expressly
to hea r me: and the most, doubtless, w ith
the si me expectation. But n is now very
generally believed that the p'an was regu
larly laid during the day for just such a
transaction as took place. All the facts
that have come to my Knowledge go to
confirm mo in this view. And I believe
that those who were carrying on that pros
elyting meeting were prieryto it. Many
others believe so too. But there is neither
room on my sheet, nor time before it must
go to mail, to enumerate particulars.
ask James Ten Broeke, on the one hand,
if he expected me lo proceed, and did not
uant violence done, ichy did he not remon
strate or say one word to stop the violence?
Why did he give his silent consent to ihe
ichole of it ? On the other hand, if he did
not want or mean to have tne proceed and
be heard by the people, according to the
general expectation, why did he not say
one syllable or open his mouth to me on the
subject, during the 15 or 20 minutrs, more
or less, that I occupied? Let hi.n answer
these questions if he can. But for want of
timesnd room I am under necessity ofclos-
ing this account, unaccompanied with such
comments as I should otherwise make. 1
should have stated that my beloved broth
er, Thomas VVhalley, cf the society of
Friend?, stood up and bore his testimony
against their proceedings, whi'e they were
doing violence 10 me and to Cunningham.
They commanded him to be silent. He
did not obey them, but delivered his mes
sage. They probably begun by this time
to see what they Were doing, and forbore
laying hands on him. If they have open
ed their own eyes by what they have done,
they have accomplished something. But
they havedone it at an expense which they
little thought of incurring. They did not
count thecost. Lettthers Ueware. They
have kindled a fire which thev; wUl not
soon or easily quench. I have no worse
feelings towards them than of pity. They
have hurt themselves not ine- while they
have helped to break the'ehains from the
people, contrary to their own designs ami
'nteotior.s. We had a crowded and excel
lent meeting in :he school 'house, and con
tinued the discussion between thrte and
four hours. , -
For the Vermont Telegraplu
lmpriioumcut of Brontoa Alcolt.
I3am of Liberty.
To the Editor (f lhe Vermont Telegraph:
Sir: Another stone in the old 'castle of
hrfman wrongs lias this day been loosened,
ofwhich you and your readers will be in
terested in learning the particulars, if, in the
unavoidable excitement of theOccasion,ihey
can with a fair degree of fidelity be reported.
Thousands feel the iniquity of ihe incor
porated state 6y stem, as keenly as the mill
ions have felt the incompatibility and base
ness id ihe incorporated church system. A
forced, church, a tyrannous love, has long
been felt to be no church, and no love what
ever; and not a fevv persons in this country,
as well as in all other parts of the world,
are fully prepared to suffer violence, perse-
Icutioa and death rather than coram it any
act to support such false and forced Chris
tianity. But of the numbers who feel that
the siate, when it calls upon us by its club
law, its mere brigand rightjaf a strong arm,
to support guns and bayonets, murderous
armies and navies, legkUtors, judges goal-
ers, executioners, teachers, &c &c, no one
has yet, it seems, ventured, to act upon Ihe 1
conviction and passiv.ejy endure the conse
quences, whatever they might be, of a faith
ful adherence to pnnciple. It is often said
that in a condition of society where one i3,
obliged to let pass so mueh that is immoral,
it is not wor:h while to -undergo so much
inconvenience as close imprisonment on
account of state persecution.
Very different to this however has been
the feeling of brother Alcott of Concord,
and being convinced that the payment of
the town tax involved principles" and prac
tices most degrading and injurious to man.
he had long determined not to be a volun
tary party to its continuance. Last year,
by the leniency of the collector in pre
paying the dollar and half, the question was
not brought to issue, and the humble instru
ment of the sra'e only-was vanquished in
so far as he declared the law too base for
htm to execute. This year a step further
has been gained. s - '
By the system of'puiting up the collect
or's ofiice to public auction, and accepting
the man who will do the dirty work for the
lowest per centage, the town is pretty sure
to secure ihe services of ihe most suitable
instrument of its tyranny. When the citi
zens generally shall" take the trouble to look
into the law and the circumstances of this
affair, they will shudder at ihe slavery to
which they subject themselves, and the
sooner they do so tl.e belter, for greater op
pressions-than, any they have thrown pff
have grown from smaller beginnings.
This year a collector was appointed who
could execute ihe law, 'and - although no
doubt it "wtnt hard, with him to snatch a
man away from his home, frum his wife,
from the provision and eJucation of his lit
tle children, in Avhich latter he found him
serenely engaged, he nevertheless did it.
He witnessed with his own eyes the little
hasty preparations to attend him to the gaol,
the packing up a few personal conveniences
to ward off the inclemencies of the season,
and yef, with no higher authority than the
general warra in in his pocket which, with
out particular investigation, trial, or inquiry,
hands over the, liberty cf every townsman,
to his discreiion, he took a'fellow citizen,
an unoffending man, as he confessed, to a
long confinement.
To the county gaol therefore Mr. Alcotl
went, or rather was forced by the benignant
state and its delicate instrument. Prodably
the authorities anticipated that if they show
ed a rigid determination to enforce: this old
and monstrous po vver,that a weakness would
be discovered somewhere, that domestic
attractions would be too potent, that wife or
friend would interfere and pay the money.
But they were mistaken. A virtuous man
is not likely to be surrounded by friends
who would persuade him lo desert con
science and turn his back upon moral prin
ciples just at the trying moment. In 1 his
ease, at all event?, no one was unwise
enough so to act. -
ILiving worked up to this point, it ap
pears the enemy's courage failed. The
constable-collector having brought his vic
tim to the gaol, the next step was to find
the gaoler, who appeared to be not at home.
A considerable delay ensued, during which
the prisoner of course waited patiently ; and
alter nearly two hours had thus been passed,
ihe constable announced that he no longer
had a right 'to detain his caption. On in
quiring how ihat happened, he said that
both the tax and Cost had been paid. To
the question by whom the payment had
been made, he replied by naming a gentle
man who may be regarded, and who would
willingly be regarded, as the very personifi
cation of the state. Though no one would
deny whatever share of friendship there
might be in the act, yet considering ihe cir
cumstances, ihe person (himself a candid
ate for Congress at the present time,) and
the point to which the proceedings had been
carried, there can be no doubt that ti e pay
ment was as much political as moral.
In these facts, humble as the individual
and the incidents may appear, we have a
wide and deep subject for reflection which
trust ycu will not permit to pass ia a -barren
manner. This act of non-resistance
you will perceive does not rest on the plea
of poverty. For Mr. A Icon has always !
supplied some poor neighbor with food and
clothing to a much higher amount than his
tax. Neither is it wholly based on cbjec-
tioa to ihe iniquitous purposes to which the
money when collected is applied. For part
of it is devoted to education, and education
has not a heartier friend in the world than
Bronson'AIcott. But it is founded on the
motal instinct which forbids every moral
being to be a party, either actively or per
missively to the destructive principles of
power and might over peace and love.
Suppose this lax were levied by the town
its caprice, and. ihe full value of the
amount were to be returned the next day to
each payer, in bread. Would it not be a
sacred duty of every man .ia the virtuous
integrity of hisnature, to deny such a pro
ceeding 1 Daabtlessit would. All but the
measest souls would thereby be roused to
dis-annex themselves from the false and
tyrannous assumption that the human will
is to be subject to the brute force which the
majority may set up. It is only tolerated
by public opinion, because the fact is not
yet perceived that all the true purposes of
the collective state may be carried out on
the voluntary principle as easily as all the
true purposes of the collective church. Eve
ry one can see that the church is wrong
when it comes to men with the bible in one
hand, and the sword in the other. And is
it not equally diabolical for the state to do
so? The name is of small importance.
When church and state are divorced by
public opinion, they still may carry on an
adulterous intercourse. "
Then look at the peculiar law in this case.
When a debtor is imprisoned by an ordina
ry creditor he 03-n be bailed out, and have
considerable liberty to employ himself, pre
serve his health and the like. But the im
personal town is an icexorable monster, and
permits not his debtor to quit the prison
walls. lie is treated as a convicted felon.
No trial, no jury is permitted him.
Many are the points worthy consideration,
involved in this uncouth, barbaric, unchris
tian state of the law; and I earnestly trust
you will not allow the occasion to escape
your enlightened and benevolent pen, nor
fail to inform the public at large of the facts.
,j, , 'Yours, sincerely, c. l.
" Concord, Ms., Jan. 16, 1843.
For the Telegraph.
Mr. Editor: Some time last summer a
Methodist minister by the name of Fields
commenced preaching in this vicinity, and
the first or second time that he came he
informed the-people that the next time he
preached here, he would tell them how much
bf a Non Resistant he was. " Of course the
Non-Resistants went to hear what he had to
say. In the forenoon he preached a very
good though limited discourse. He preached
in favor of industry "and hurailiiy, &c. In
the .afternoon, he commenced his attack.
Though his ability was not great, it seemed
to be his greatest object to misrepresent
facts, and make the doctrine of Non-Resistance
appear ridiculous. He said that Chris
tianity never existed only under the protec
tion of human government.
Query: Was be so basely ignorant that
he did not know that the history of the
Church was againsf him, or did he make
this fabe statement wilfully, thinking that
his hearers were ignorant and would not
know whether he told the truth or not?
Did he not know that christians, for three
centuries and upwards, were considered as
outlaws, and often fell ihe innocent victims
of the priests and rulers of the land ?
He accused Non Resistants of not pro
tecting females & children making strong
appeals to the prejudices of his liearers. He
talked as though he thought that the club
was the only safeguard, and that female
purity was no protection against the ruffian.
He accused those of silting still, with their
arms folded up,, who would not resort to the
use of clubs, but use their utmost endeavors
to overcome the rnffian by treating him kind
ly.' I suppose he was ignorant of the fact
that like begets like ; that oppression begets
oppression; that violence begets violence;
and that kindness begets kindness, and mer
cy begets mercy. If mankind all knew this
simple fact, oppression and violence would
cease instantly. Then hasten to make them
understand it.
Again, tie argued that Christ sanctioned
human governments, and those that were
wicked. Thus' we see that if he was cor
rect Christ sanctioned wickedness. But to
cap the whole, he said he knew a good Non
Resistant who has had his horse stolen,
and instead of submitting' to the injury he
sent an officer after the thief, and bad him
arrested and lodged in jail. .
After meeting Tasked him who that Non
Resistant was. He said it was Patton
Davis. I happened to know ihe facts in
relation to Patlon Davis' horse being stolen.
The truth Was,- that Patton Davis' horse
was taken by a man who was under the
influence of ardent spirits, and at a time
when said Davis was sick, and confined to
his house. He did not send an officer after
the tiiief, but the doctor who was doctoring
him j saying to'the doctor that be thought
the horse was not far off, and if he could
get it peaceably to get it, but if not, to let it
zo. The thief was found drunk a few miles
distant, and the horse was returned before
noou that day. lie had stolen some other
things, from other men, for which he was
lodged in jail. But as Patton Davis tho't
that those who gave the ihieLthe spirits
were more to blame than he Was, for that
reason, if nothing else, he even refused to
let others use his name in taking the thief.
This is all that the 'Nou-Resistant done
towards lodging the thief in jail. The
probability is, that Fields tho't he was sp
far off from Patton Davis that no one would
know anything about this matter; therefore
he thought he might just as well tell a lie
about it as to speak the truth. -
After misrepresenting many other things,
and accusing Non-Resitants with all the
evil that he could possibly heap upon 4hera,
say ing they were in the way of reform, dec.,
he closed by boasting of his own design-to
dogooJ.. After hearing all this, and tbtn
hearing bim boast cf hi3 owo purity, how
could I help tiutking? thou hypocrite.
After an eminent lawyer had treated me
with all the indecency t that he was capable
of, for stating that so far as human govern
ment sanctioned the right in man to destroy
the lifeof his fellows, it was treason against
God, he admitted that coersive human gov
ernment originated in sia had been kept,
alive by sin, and when sin ended the life
taking power would cease to exist. 1 asked
him what he would do if he were situa'.e.d
in a room which had but one door with a
few others who would naturally expect pro
tection from him, and he saw a band of ruf
fians coining in at that door with weapons
of death, prepared to kill him and those with
him? Said he, I should tight them with
the first weapon I could get hold of. Said
I, what do you think Jesus Christ would,
have done if he had bee a situated iu a sim
ilar condition, and that before his hour had
come to b-i 'crucified?. He hesitated a nio'-
ment, and said, I rather think he would have
taken a club. Thus it appears that this is
the exalted opinion that he entertains of
the Son of God. No wonder that he holds
to overcoming his enemies with clubs, guas
and swords.
A few days ago, after I had been to hear
a lecture on Anti-Slavery, and was return
ing home, a constable, who was a'member
of the Congregational church, asked me if
I had been to hear the lecture. I said, yes.
Said he, I wonder' if you will .tag round
after that fellow? I replied by saying that
I did not go with a-writ in my hand.' Said
he, I should rather carry a writ in one hsnd
and hell and damnation in the other, than
to hear that fellow lecture. 1 told him thai
I presumed he would, for that was the fruit
he bore. Seeing I was inclined to believe
him, he attempted to apologize ; but I (eld
him -that no apology was nccesiay, inas
much as he bore just such.fruit, and I full
believed what he said. I state these naked
facts, and leave the reader to make his own
comments and draw his own conclusions.
J. A. Spear.
Lte ajjd Important ruor.t Vi:r
Cnuz and Mexico. The New York
Union contains the following important
intelligence leceived at that port.
7 Vera Cruz, Dec. 19, 1812.
The news from the ciy of Mexico is
most interesting. Gen. Gutterez, of San
Luis, ?has declared for a dissolution of
Congress, and the naming, of a', new body
by Santa Ana to farm a new constitution
for the country. A similar move is made
in Fuebla by Gen. Canalzo. This newd
was sent by express to Mexico to G. n.
Tornel, minister cf war, who imruediattdy
made it known to Congress. This brdy.
replied that they were the representatives
of the countrv, and would not be driven
from their seats, except by fjree of arms.
This is purely a military movement, prob
ably secretly moved by Santa Ana.
News has arrived here from the wes',
of the occupation cf Monterey, a town in
Califjrnia, by Commodore Jones, of the
frigate U. States and corvette Cyne. He
held the town about. two days, and then
gave it up, dtcJaring that he took the town
in consequence of a report that war was
declared by the Uuited States against
The Mexican general in command gave
information of a body of 3,000 Tfxans
marching towards Rio Grande. Cam
peachy still holds out against the govern-
nent of Mexico. The garrison--i.f this
city (Vera Cruz) is momentarily expected
to "dtclare in favor of the revolution against
Mr. W. E. Drydi n, wi h seven other
Americans, who h kJ been confined nearly
twelve months in Chiwawa, have been
liberated by the", Mexican' governnijrit,
through the interposition of the United
Slates minister
A bearer of despatches from our em-
bassy at Mexico came by the vessel which
brought this nevvs, and has proceeded to
Texas.- The Congress is in session,
and a resolution has been ir.tro lured in
the House instructing the Committee on'
Foreigh Relations to inquire into the ex
pediency of annexing the Republic of
Texas to the United States. Vl. Chroni
cle. ..v.'--' .'"' .'.; -V,' .
Seat of Government in Canada.
It is said that a despatch has been receiv
ed by the packet of the 19ih November,
on this interesting subject. Humor siys
that a choice between Kingston and Mon
treal was' left to the Provincial Govern
ment, and that the mailer was taken into
consideration by the Counci, when tho
division was six to five in favor cf Montreal.-
Quebec Mercury.
B. Lewis, W. Windsor,
E- Mifcliell, Georgeviile, L- Cy .
J. Merriam, " . "
13. 11. tves.
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7 CO
2 63
1 CO
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2 50
2 00
2 60
2 CO
J. Abbott, Bolton, L. C. '
N. Rusel, Crownpomt, JN. v.
A. H. Post, Elizabethtowu.N. Y.
M. Cole,-3iIechaiiicgviIle,
C Eddy, WilliamsviUe, '
I. Lazelle, Dover,
E. Sears, " -
A. H. Buel, Brandon,
S. Ilendee, Pittsfurd,
J. Marsh, W. Braintree,
A. H. Whipple, Shaftsbury,
A. Stone, E. Berkshire,
Wm.Blis, E. Calais, ,
Ira Stafford, Essex, r. X. ,
S. SJ.erwm, Verjennes,
L.Kinney, E. Poultucy,
C. Allen, Addison,
S. Bowen, Felchville,
S. R. Kendall, 4 - .
J &, C. Farrar, Rupert,
S. Brown, Whiting,
C. R. Town, Wat crburyCe tre.
J. 11. Sprague, Weybridge,

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