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THE HERALD. I
_ | NEW-YORK. FRIDAY, JAN. 8, ISod. VERY LATE FROM EUROPE. The ship Helen, Butuiau, arrived yesterday from Liverpool, bringing dates to the 6th of December. Ou Tuesdav nignt, after we had gone to press, the packet ship Albany also arrived. As we had expected, .Mr. Barton, late Charzi <T A fairs at Paris, arrived in the latter, from Havre, and Oroceeded veslerdav moraine. wm l?um to W?ah. ington, in order 10 assist the Cabinet in preparing the Official Message. Mr. Liviagstou, his father-in-law, had left town a couple of Jays since,also for Washington. The private accounts of the intentions of France which have become public since Mr. Barton*s arrival, are of an extremely warlike character. It ap|>ears that the refusal of General Jackson to make an explanation in September last, sought bv orders of the Due d' Broglie through .M. Pageot, have given fresh cause of offence to that touchy cabinet. Instead of a simple explanation, to be transmitted through the French minister, there is to be a direct and public demand tirade by the French government through the next speech of the King, oh assembling the Chambers. It is said with confidence, that on the nieetin, of that body in December, before the last message of the President can arrive Louis Pbillippe intcud- to address them on their relation# with the Cnited States with great faerie* and will most likely consider the government of the United scares its naving givsn additional offence, by treating with neglect the overture made in September. In order also to give effect to these movements, France, according to the last accounts, was arming at all points presumed to be accessible to the naval powei of the United States. A numerous fleet of observation has been ordered to the West Indies?the navy is recruiting and enlarging, and every demonstration is naltiag capable of intimidating this country from the stand taken by the Piesident and Congress. We add a few extracts. A Paris correspondent of the Have Journal, writes bv the late estafette:?We are assured that M. Rois L< Compte. an able diplomatist, is about to depart on a mission to the Government of the I nited States. Wt are not acquainted with the nature of his mission. Wt hope he will be more successful than he was in his mis3ion to Turkey, in 11533. A Toulon journal has given a series of articles maintaining that Uie American navy must have the advantage over the French in actions, ship with ship, ant] states, that the navy of the United States is at presenl composed of seven ships of the line of 74 guns, one oi which is armed and equipped, six commissioned in ports icc. making in all 35 vessels; but we have reason to believe this account incorrect, and at this moment the Uoited States have 00 ships of different rates at sea oi in port.?The editor tlien states his belief that this number is insufficient to compete with France, but admits ho wever, that, frigate to frigate, the advantage must necessarily be with the American. The article concludes by enumerating the amount of the French force. Loudon, Nov. 27th.?The Paris papers contain accounts of naval preparations making by France to meel the contingency of war with the United States, hut we still hope they will not be required. Really if the American President and the French Ministers wish to make statemansbip a laughing stock of mankind, they will spead a few millions, shed the blood of their subjects. and destrov the prosperity of the two nations over which they preside, in the most insignificant ami unintelligible quarrel. The Moniteur of the first December (the official organ! contains an ordommamee appointing vice-admiral Mackau governor of the island of Martinique, and another directing hun to take command of the squadron of observation ordered to rendezvous in the West Indies; also of all the French naval forces in the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, and of all the troops of the colonies of Martinique, Guaduloupe, and their dependencies. The Constitutionnel of December 1st, suvs that the 3 per tents fell 75 centimes that morning, and accounts for the fall hv the naval preparations at Brest and Touiota ky.SDo.x, Nov. -28.--The stock exchange wore a gloomy appearance yesterday. The circumstance of the day't news, which seemed to have weighed most with out capitalists, is the second resignation, followed by an entire change of the ministry in Portugal, which has happened at a very inconvenient time, and may be attended. it i* feared, with important consequences, paiticularly if, as some of the accounts would lead us to snppose, it is to be taken as evidence of the success of French intrigue in Lisbon. The prospest of a quarrel, too, between France and America, appears to lie viewed in a more serious light tiian at first, m pro|?ortion as it comes to be understood how firmly each government is determined not to take the tir*t step toward conciliation. Many persons here have the impression that the French government is not secretly at all indisposed to a sollision with the United Stares.asa measure not disagreeable to the people, and tending to divert tlieir attention from its own acts. ID* In <*af*e of a war with Franco. we are informed that Major Noah intend* to emigrate, Lap and baggage, to Juded.and set up, once more, the nreient kingdom of Israel, on this side of the river Joruha. We are happy to hear that our old ami kirnl-t. >artod associate has so.i|C prospect of ending his davs nr. ally. As 90on as he is ready, we purpose to give him a parting public complimentary dinner and a special benefit at the Bower v. Persons wishing to be chairmen or secretaries on th dinner an ! SeneSt committee, will please apply early. Fire Proof Woot>.?Kohf. C. .M'Vicar gives the latidel.^iui a clip in o :r advertising columns, for ridiculing a very ingenious improvement to preserve wood from burning, by means of a solution of his own discovery. Day is an Infidel, and does not believe it, but the period will vet come, either here or hereafter, when he will be glad to say, u M \ icar. M'Vicar, give me a drop of our solution, just to cool mv tongue." C General Jackson acknowledged, on New Year's Day. having received from Col. Meaehatn. the famous Mammoth. Cheese, together with a National Belt. The good General sa vs?* Col. Meacham, I consider these articles pledgee patriotism and union." If the President would take a tour to Oswego and see the dairy maids, he would find they have a few finer pledges of ' patriotism and union" than a big cheese. What would he think of whole housefulls of red-cheeked thumping boys and girls f ? - . SKETCHES OF INFIDELITY. 1 No. II. *1 In bringing before the poblic mind the moat vivid portions of the progress of Infidelity, 1 wish it to be I distinctly understood that I meddle with no titan's pri' vate creed?no woman's private religious belief. Rej ligious liberty is as sacred as civil. No one has a right to questiou another lor his creed, provided he keeps it to himself, and uoes .lot attempt to disturb or sever tbe elements of civil society. That individual who walks ' along Broadway at noon, may be a disbeliever in Chris tianity. I meddle not with him. He is a good ciiizeu? a mere man?shows respect to the opinions of others? ! does not seek notoriety by utter moral abandonment.? J Infidelity existed and still exists in every large city? ! but what of that ? It was a harmless and barren luxuirv, as they call it. till Fanny Wright was thrown on these shores with a creed in morals more corrupt and lh..- ???? J ? I xivntu iituu r.iti ??an uciuic ain uipiru IU ur: r^iauii'ir ed in any land. The effects and remains of this code of immorality exist broadly in New York among her fanatical followers to this day. No longer ago than Tuesday last, the New York Sux?which is but the continuation of the famous atheistical paper called the "Free Enquirer," had the following paragraph:? Mr. Origen Bachelor, the indefatigable pursuer and , exposer of that wolf ia sheep's clothing, Dr. Sleigh, has published another pamphlet containing new illustrations of his life and character, which, unless lie can prove in a court of justice to be false and libellous, , should instantly expel him from the country. Now who is this Origen Bachelor ? He is the mere [ j instrument?the Judas Iscariot in the hands of the unbeI lieving Scribes and Pharisees of the Sun office. bound ; ! hand and foot to lielray and to slander Christians And Christianity. The Infidels are probably too poor to , pay him in cash his thirty pieces of silver, but Judas ; Bachelor, amiable man, is willing to take it out in bari ter, as the savages of the West trade in furs and powi ! der. On Tuesday evening, J udas read his pamphlet in | Concert Hall, against Dr. Sleigh, before a small audito' ry, principally belonging to the faith of Fanny Wright, i and at the close. Mr. Ditchctt, the Secretary of the Infidel Society, went round with a plate to make a collection. When Judas Iscariot betrayed the great founder of Christianity, he had modesty enough to take his I thirty pieces of silver by stealth, put litem into his pot ket and button it up in a hurry as a thief would his nlun . der. He did not send a Mr. Ditciiett round among (lie i unbelievers in Jerusalem, with a plate, before the whole i Sanhedrim. Judas Iscariot had some modesty?some remnant of the gentleman in his villiany. But Judas I Bachelor has not the slightest redeeming trait in his t manner?. His conduct is open, unl lushing ami as far 1 exceeds Judas Iscanot's as the open, unblushing cori' duct of Fanny Wright exceeds that of any former wo. man that ever appeared in the world, r We are persuaded that Dr. Sleigh will treat the violent attacks made upon his rharacter by Judas Bache| lor and the Sun Infidels with the same meekness and ( ease, that his Divine Master treated Judas Iscariot in die garden of Ciethsamene. The personal abuse daily thrown on Dr. Sleigh, is strictly in keeping with the , morals, manners and principles which Fannv inculcate*} upon Ben. H. Day, during his pupilage in the ' years 1831, 2, and 3. Not daring to attack the princi' I pies of Christianity, die printer of Fanny and his decoy ' , duck, Judas Bachelor, lavish all the abase and malevolence their envenomed hearts can generate, upon the | personal character of Dr. Sleigh. With hypocrisy and j impudence, unmatched and uninatt liable, Judas BactiI elor and Benjamin H. Day, former associates and sworn i j brothers in the make-believe discussions in Tammany ; Hall, try to pass themselves off upon an insulted city I as veritable Christians, and teachers of Christian ino rai:*. i ueir malignant hearts indicate, however, too true the paternity of their purposes. 1 ' But to return. On the landing of Fanny Wright in I New York in 1827, she issued ihe famous manifesto, tlie J substance of which we gave in our first unnr.ber. Psei ! vious to this advent, she had purchased a large lot of ' j negroes, male and female did she buy them, which had ' } been sent before her to " Nashoba," her new establishment in Indiana, created for the express purpose of iin| proving the breed of men. On her way to Nashoba, Fanny adopted every me| thod to increase Iter retinue. All wives tired of their husbands?all husbands sick of their wives?males, ! females, blaek, white, brown, mulatto, were indiscritni lately called on to repair to Nashoba, and begin ihe | great work of regenerating the human race. The mar| riage tie being dissolved?religion laughed to scorn? ; morals accordingly were entirely unknown at that re eeptacle for crime, adultery and irtcest. All sorts of amusements were introduced into this fraternity, rapa ble of intoxicating the reason and destroying the moral sense of the inmates. The past was forgot?the future studiously concealed, and the present only spent in n total subserviency to the animal, and unbridled pulsions of the heart. These amusements were disguised with the epithet of u philosophical." They dauced as r Mjn-u a.- i>mi(?of>rit-r??wresfiea :!.? philosophers?raised corn as philosophers?and improved ihe race as philosophers. These were the j daily occupations of Fanny's motley crew?their nighrj lv employments we shall leave in darkness. In all i these amusements, Fanny herself was the visible Goddess of Reason, and presided over their orgies like a female >*atnn in the depths of Pandemonium. The intercourse between the blacks and the whiles I was an article of her faith, and her daily practice. She I led the way herself, am! took for a temporary husband, according to her plan, the most strapping and blackest rascal which could be picked out of her lot of negroes. The fruits of the connection is now in St. Domingo to this day. During her residence ia that establishment she began the same series of lectures which she afterwards repeated to the astonished people of New York and the other Atlantic cities. The novelty of so open and libertine a life attracted to her establishment a considerable number of reprobates of both 9exes. Fanny was idolised by the black wenches?and the thick lipped ; woolly headed scoundrels asid," we neber aeen such I ' anoder woman." d^She taught them philosophy?spoke against all religions?ridiculed Christianity?and inculcated on her disciples, that " liberty and equality" meant the most horrible and licentious gratification of li every appetite and every desire. The Sabbath was tl entirely aliolished at .Nashoba and in its place, was t j established a Decade, after the style of the French Re- b voiuuon. i/ancing, noting, criminal indulgences ol all a kind'* were mixed and inlersper?3d with wliat was call- ( ed labour, philosophy, and improving (lie race of men. h This state of things did not Inst long. The violent, and worst passions of human nature thrown loose upon f thewind,willsooncrpateaselfexplosion. Dreadfulquar- I rcls took place between the whites and blacks. Fanny I endeavored to quiet these clamors, but her philosophy ! ? was unequal to tke task. " What de debil care I for j ? ' your filosfv T" cried out the black ra3cals wh9 could not j t get all their savage passions gratified. u A pretty nois I I dis be" said the wenches. j < > Tue few remaining whites left her establishment, and the inulattoes soon followed. Her plan of amalgamation and abolition did not exactly succeed. Fanny was | reduced to despair. She was almost on the brink of i ; giving up the regeneration of the human race as an im- < possibility. At last, a good looking white man, by i I name R. L. Jennings, a schoolmaster in one of the At- < I lar.tio States, went to Naslioba to console her. He 1 was inveigled into this visit by a pathetic love letter i written to him by Fanny herself. That letter was pub- | i li.-lied in the Courier & Enquirer in or '30. when | j she was delivering lectures in this city. j Jennings, at her solicitation, left his wife and chili dren, joined himself with Fanny, and in a short time i commenced that lainons peregrination throughout the ; country, which thousands remember to this day. Fanny had now abandoned " the protection and regeneration ; of the race of color," as a bad job. Her u free and vo- j lunury affections" took a turn from black to while, i Robert L. Jennings, the white schoolmaster, succeeded | Cato, the negro boot black. She had tried, and failed, to make abolition practicable, and " progressive through j the feelings." I Her next appearance on the theatre of action, accom, panied with Jennings, was in the Atlantic cities. With this part of her infamous history we have a personal I knowledge, especially that in New York. It was dur- , ing this stage of her progress, that she became acquainted with and patrnnir.ed Benjamin H. Day, now i the editor and proprietor of the Sun, and the colleague | of Judas Bachelor in his attacks on I)r. Sleigh. As this period refers to matters of great and paramount interest to the people of this city?to the present state [ of public morals?to the history of the press?and to the elucidation of the cry of abolition still raging around us, we shall reserve it for the next number. Whatever ; w? have or may advance in these sketches tending to , illustrate the history of Infidelity, we are ready to sub- < stantiate by an appeal to documents, written and print ed, now in our possession. The editor of the Sun lias feebly, on one or two occasions, attempted to invalidate our statements. Let him dare to come forth with a contradiction of any part or parcel. We have the means in our possession of satisfying the public, and covering him with shame and confusion. Election or Officers for the Mercantile Library Association.?We are inundated with communications, named and nameless, relative to ail election for officers of the.Mercantile Library Association, which tqkes place next week. We cannot find room in our .is : f-1 L_ir 1 ' 1 Iiiiiiiicu uirmrn^iuns iur uuc na.li?unu ctcu ii we nm, we might question tlto propriety of indulging the wri- ' I ters in their desires. . ! Some of these communications, catching the hunt- t hug of politiciun-sjalk as learnedly of" sticking to the ' regular nominations" as the wise men of Tammany ; ] Hall do. We are sorry to see any |>ortiun of our intel- ) t ligeut friends of th>. Mercantile Library deceive themselves, or attempt to deceive others, by sporting the ri- j diculous clap-traps of political charlatans. Nothing should t>e regular that is not rational, open, sensible and meritorious. The attempt to raise such a cry to ' influence an election in such a body as the Mercantile i Library, ought to be considered prima facte evidence | I of some deception, and if we did not know the nuine- < I rous merits of both parties now trying to reach ascen- ' . dancv in the Assosiation, we should at once consider ! it as sufficient ground of open nud decided opposition, i I As it is, we attribute such a thing as crying out " re- 1 i gular?regular," in reference to any ticket, as a mere ! evidence of inexperience in the nrt of electioneering.? Let our young friends of the Association take advice I from us. Though young comparatively, (bachelors, I the rascals, always cling to youth) we are old in po- t | lilies. The family concerns of so noble on institution as the Association should never be contaminated with j the tricks of politicians j h Having now cleared away a little of the rubbish that : lingered about the pending election of tl)e Association, : * we shall look upon both parties as equally regular, | n equally intelligent?equally possessed of worthy and j n proper motives. They are on a level in all respects.? ( b The institulioB is ranidlv attaining a character that will '' fling a glorv over the mercantile character of New ^ 1 York. Who can read the history of Florence, and not C admire the lofty civilization of her merchant* or the w princely grandeur of her Medici* ? Under the impulse ' of such nn institution as the Association, if rightly di I reeled, the future commercial history of this wonderful j little Island will as far outstrip the past greatness of Tyre, Carthage, Florence, Amsterdam, Bruges, as we ^ i already outstrip their present sickly state. In a day or two we shall proceed to examine some of * : the doings of the present officers, particularly the ap- 'J*' ' pointment of Doct. Peter S. Townsend to deliver lec! tures on patriotism, and of the suitableness of nominat- m ; ing to tiffice a person by the name of Mr. A. Nesbitt. And in these remarks, we shall follow tha advice of Othello. ? B< I pray you, in vour letters ?n When you shall tbe*e unlueky dtrdt rotate, Soeak of ma as I am; nothing extenuate wi Nor set aught down in ma)ire. (CP Mr. Wallack takes a benefit ibis eveniag, at the da Park Theatre, ? thi ' I ] Private Correspondence.] Albany, January 5, 1835. The city is now all of a bustle. The people are iteraily tumbling over each ether. The business of be Legislature commenced to day. Mr. Humphrey, he former speaker, was again elected, as was Phillip loberts, to the office of Clerk. The Governor's Mesage was unusally long, and had it not been that the rierk made short work of it, many of the country mem?rs wonld have fullen asleep. The Message has created a considerable sensation*, larticularly among the hot abolitionists, whom he has ashed so unmercifully. He ij determined to givo hem no quarter. Our New York members were all it their post. They have all had their hair trimmed,, iud look as sharp as a newly set razor. In the dis?na<4inn in<r flip filtornlinn of thf? ni !#?* of tiife House of Assembly, they took the lead, and seemed determined to do all tbe li,Iking. There was a great fire here last night. There have been several grand balls of late. Congress Hall is crowded to excess with membera ind their ladies. This morning I had occasion to wait >n the Speaker at the above place. I had considerable liffictiltv in ferreting hint out, the place was ao crowd?d with visitors. There will be a strong opposition to many of the measures which are about to be brought forward resjtecting the incorporation of new banks. There will t>e some hard fighting. I will send you the particalara in due season. [Piirate Corr?ponStnre.J Baltimore, January 5,1836. Several lualiiouahles arrived here last evening, and look apartments at Page's Hotel. Who do you think ;hey were? Vice President Van Btiren, tbe Right Honorable the Earl of Sel kirk, and General Macomb, >f the U. S. Army. Lord Selkirk is quite a favorite with the Vice President. The one is a cool and "canny Scotchman"?the other, a cool and cunning YorkDutchman. How fumiliurly do our democrats mix with England's highest aristocracy! Is there not something in common ? General Sessions, Thursday.?Preseni, the. Recorder, Aldermen Ferris Ac Benson.?John I*. Souillard was put to the bar, for stealing from Mr. R. Burdick, it the corner of Hoboken and West streets, a rifle valued at sixty dollars, Hnd several other articles. The 1 .1-. lo-JO ?._ rooucrv WUP CUUIIIIUIVU ill IIIC w? iimxj, UJ breaking open ihe back door of Mr. Burdick'a house ut night. Sou il lard kept the rule for some time, but finally sold it to a person residing in Brooklyn. Mr. Burdick tracked the ride, but it was nc< until nearly ? year after, that it was found. It a as then seen in Brooklyn, and claimed by Mr. Burdick. The then owner said he had purchased it from Seuillard, and one witness testified to tin sale, he being present. The prisoner was not arrested until about three months since, when the atficer who lia.1 the warrant saw hiui one day at the bar of the Sessions, for some crime, and be was remanded to answer to this churge. The eviJence being positive and conclusive, he was convicted. Souillard is an old offender, having been in the State Prison ooce, and several times in the Penitentiary. George Stage, one of the gnng concerned in the robbery of Charles Hall's store, No. fti Veaey street, was then put on his trial. This robbery w ?s effected in a rery singular and unique manner. Ir seems ilist James Mann, a clerk of Mr. Hall's, was well acquainted with >ne Garrett Fenton, (a noted rogue,) he having boarded with' Fenton'* mother. He was in the frequent habit :>f going to the Five Point-:, and the like places, with Fenton. On the night of the roblierv, as soon as Mr. Hall had left the store, the boy, who was allowed to deep in tlie store, was called out, by Fenton, and inrited to go and lake something to eat and drink. He :omp!ied, and locking the store, lie put the key in hia pocket, aud went off. Tlicy were joined in a few moneiila, by the remainder of the gang, who were all in waiting, and proceeded to the comer of Walnut and Cherry street, where the boy was soon rendered inca>able of knowing any thing. One of the gentry, Charlea Brown, took Mann and put him to lied, hut went with lim. Fenton then took the key, and the whole three went to the store, unlocked it, lighted it up, and commenced selecting the best und most costly articles in he store. These were quickly packed awuv in trunks, iiju w iicii mn iiitu ?iiM<iiiieu an iih > ?um ii, iu me imount of about eight hundred dollars, they put the ights out, and took the goods to a hou?e in Barclay itreel, preparatory to going to Philadelphia. The key vas carefully put back in the clerk's pocket, and they ill left him except Brown. In the morning, very early, he boy returned to the store, and at m^e dim nvered he robbery. But, instead of going at once to Mr. Hall, lud informing him, he delaved doing so until 2 o'clock he next day, (Sunday.) He soys he was so frightened i^dara not tell Mr. Hall. In the morning, about 9, lie hov sad fVnipn, and accused him of the robbery ; iut Fehton luughcd.him out of it. Mr. Hull, on tiring nformed, immediately procured an officer, and the boy ma most closely questioned. He equivocated, liowver, and said that lieing taken sick dnring the night, le got up, and went down to the dock, and was gone bout an hour, during which time the robbery war fleeted. Bnt this was so improbable, that no credence ias given to him, and it was onlv by threats that any rord of truth was elicited from him, and even then he ;d Mr. Hall astray several times. Charles Brown, one of the gang, who turned States' vidence, entirely acquitted the prisoner of any know?dge or participation of the robbery until Sunday ight. He was tlien informed of the fact, and invited > go on to Philadelphia, to which he agreed. There, e received no portion of the spoils in any ? ay, except >at his brother lent him some money. The names of le fellows composing the gang, arc Garrett Fenton, n old offender, escaped. Small, not arrested. barles Brown, and George At Henry Stage. Stage as acquitted of the theft, hut remanded to answer to le charge of being afterwards an accessory. .Mr. ulvar conducted the defence. Adjourned till to orrow (this day,) at eleven. Loss by the lite Fire.?We are informed bysoine >le calculators that the recent estimate made by the ammittee of the loss sustained in tlie recent fire, 17,115,692, is at least two or three millions under the uth. The loss will be twenty millions, and if we add e injury created by the derangement of business, it ay be put at twenrv-five millions of dollars. It will ke three years hard work to repair it. On Tuesday evening, a young lady passing up the iwery at an early hour, had her reticule cut from her m. It was made ofheads, and contaiued a bead purse, th some money, and a silver pencil ease. O* A Military Fancy Ball was to be given on Tuesy evening last, at Baltimore. Here we think of other ings than Fancy Balls.