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VOLUME 1. NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 1836. LATE FROM ENGLAND. Tb? Liverpool packet St. Andrew, of Jan. 8th, arrived last evening, bringing us Liverpool papers of the 8tli alt. The Liverpool Correspondent of Hudson's News Room, gives th? following summary of intelligence :? Liverpool, 7th Jan. 1836. The political excitement relative to the President's Message is an an end. The Parisian journals afft.-ct to consider it as fully tantamount to that apology which was demanded as a preliminary to the payment of the money. One man may knock down another and the one knocked down may quietly walk off rubbing tLe hurt part, and affecting to the world that the? was " nothing personal" in the affair. Thus also America .1 4 i 1 1- p i .1 i raav use* me must inirsn vturus iu r rmice aim me gruau nation 14 v?ill affect to consider this an apologetic explication." Why all that can be said, is that the French Ministry have (lingular meanings for common words. I have to draw attention t? the fact mentioned by your London correspondent of the extraordinary means used by Louis Phillips to mike public the contents of the Message. Think of a Paris paper published extraordinary at the hour of midnight. The French funds it may be remarked,have not risen inconsequence of the message. The affairs in Spain are taking a favorable turn.? Mina has captured Camalot, one of the most active of the Carligt chiefs. The opinion was he would have him shot as a rebel. Mendizabel appears advancing steadHtt in-public confidence. He promises to finish thni^ar.with a foreign loan. A levy of 100,000 men is in active progress and this addition to the Spanish army will very mutually help to settle the question at issue. The affaire of Don Carlos are in a very critical way. On all hands he is suffering defeat and disappointment. Add to this, that his soldiers are beginning to desert, and you may have some idea of the position into which be haa fallen?one batch of deserters to the amount of 8600 bate been pardoned by the Queen, and received into ber army. Should Gen. Evan's not be able to terminate the war before Parliament meets, his Westminster constituents will inake him resign his seat. We have an <m dit that Don Carlos has offered to leave awl resHe in the ITnited tjtates, provided, in ad dition to his own estate**, he lias a grant from the Spanish government of $700,000 a year. Three of the ice bound whalers have returned to Hull. The quarter's revenue exhibits a deficit of $670,000, owing, it is said, to the reduction of taxes. P. S. The Morning Chronicle just arrived, tells us as if from authority, that the dispute between France and America is at an end. Louis Philtippe having taken the Message as the explanation, which the Chamber of Deputies demanded. There has been on Tuesday, a slight rise in the funds at Paris. It is on 'Change here, that Don Carlos is completely knocked up?the supplies via the French frontier, being stopped. It is added as an off set, or as a set off, that alreadv $11^000,000 has been raised for him in Holland?6 pei cent to be paid now,and 30 percent when he reaches Madrid as a conqueror. IMPORTANT FROM FRANCE. * Tha packet ship Rhone, from Havre, arrived yester *?y, and brought us to the 8ih uIt., tlie important inielii gene* of u fiMnl settlement of the French Quenlion. Thf Chamber of Deputies in an address to the King, says, M Your Majesty has accepted thu friendly inediatior offered by the King of Great Britain, on the occasion o the difficulties which have arisen with regard in tin execution of the treatv of tin 4th Jul v with the United States of America. Your Miijesty has also displayer the justice and good faith of your policy, and expiessec your desire of seeing these differences terminated in i manner honorable fortwocreat nations. An importan, document [the recently published, lead* us U a hope tJuit this detire trill be speedily realized. The following is an extract of a letter, dated Paris, 7th Jan.?On the day before yesrerday, M. d< Broeli* Mid to some of the Deputies:?We now con*i tier the affairs with the United States settled. We thinl the Chamber will be of the sutne opinion, when the ad dress is ui <fer discussion. The following are some of the opinions of the Frencl press:? The article of the Journal des Debats on the Ameri tan speech is very pacific, and if it may be considrre< Ill linj way n* lUr U|muiou ui iiic rioucu uurcumicui is doubtlcHft important. Whoever, nays ibc Dfbat*, ia familiar with Pneti dent Jackson'* character, will receive tliia Message a: an agreeahle surprise. The toBe of the speech as regards France is mode rate, and the respect shown for that country is evident and the President's desire seeins to be, thai th- ooarre should be arraneed in a manner honorable to the twi great nations which are engaged in it. Post Office.?This immense establishment receiver yesterday nearly 10,000 ship letters by the differed ? packets from Europe?6,000 of which caine in after 1 P. M. and before 6 o'clock, the merchants and othe citizens received tlwlr proportion?those intended ? distribution were forwarded to the regular mails with out the slightest confusion or delay. Such an instant of despatch deserves notice, particularly us the ? hoi operations depend on the exertions of a few clerk?, an conducted with the greatest efficiency and promptn**! notwithstanding the retirement of the late Chief Clerl whose talents and asgiduitv in this Department wer proverbWKnd universal!* a. lired. I I TT I | uj | | NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, F MARIA MONK UXGOWNED. The annexsd copies of important affidavits of seueral residents in Montreal, have been put in our possessioa for publication. It is unnecessary to accompany them to-day with a single remark. It is now incumbent on Mr. Theodore Dwig'.u, Jr., and Howe & Bates, as they are the only gentlemen of character counected with the Nun story, to come out and clear their skirts of the disgrace which must cover them, if the facts now stated be trun. As to Maria herself, she is a second Harriet Wilson, and Mr. Hoyte, little better. Montreal. Nov. 7. 4835. Province of Lower Canada, Dislricl of Montreal. Before uie, W. Robertson, oue of Ins Majesty's Justices of the l'eace, for the District of Montreal, ap j peared, Catharine Conner.", of Montreal, a servant 111 the hotel of Mr. Uoodenough, iu the city of Montreal; she, having made oath on the Holy Evangelists, to say the (ruth, and nothing but the truth, declared and said what follows :?Towards the 19th of August last, two men and a woman came to the Exchange Coffee House; their names were written in the book, one by the name > of Judge Turner, and the other as Mr. Hoyte; the name of the woman was not writteu in the book, in which the names of travellers are written, because I was informed that they were taking a single room with two beds. Sometime after, another room was given to them for j their accommodation; the woman passed for the wife of 1 Mr. Hoyt. The day following, when I was making the bed, I found the woman in tears; having made the remark to her, that her child was a very young traveller, ske replied that she had no^tlie power to dispense with the journey, for they travelled on business uf importance; | ' he also said that she never had had a^lAy-dftatppiuess since she had left Montreal, which was four years, with Mr. "Hoyte; she expressed a wish to go and see her father. She entreated me to try and procure, secretly : clothes for her, for Mr. Hoyte wished to dine with her in his own room, in which he was then taking care of the child. 1 gave her my shawl and bonnet, and conducted her secretly out by the street St. Pierre. She never returned, and left the child in the hands of Mr. Hoyte. She said that her hutband was a Methodist preacher, and agent of the Sunday School for Montreal, in which he had resided four months last wiater; but slit: had not then been with liini. Wben I returned to the room, Mr. Hoyte was still taking care ' of the child, he asked me if 1 had seen hit lady ; I said no. Upon this question, he told me that the father of hi* lady was dead, that her mother yet lived in the suburbs of Quebec, and he asked me for all the cloths which I had given to wash for him,kit lady and child; clothes the lady had taken troin the only porinanteau which they had. Beyond that, I perceived nothing r.n>artinhli> ?rcni ihnt Mr. Hovte wished to conceal this woman, and to prevent her from going ^ut. I heard tub J *--_? )- _> ^ , " " " r vr--before me the 2d. (Signed) W. Robertso*. November, 1835. William Robertson, of Montreal, Doctor in Medicine, being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists, deposeth and saith as follows :? In the course of a few days she [Maria Monk,] waa released, and I did not see her again uulil August last, when Mr. Johnston, of Gritfintown, joiner, and Mr. 1 Coolev, of the St. Ann Suburbs, merchant, called upon i me, about ten o'clock at night, and after some prefara| tory remarks, mentioned that the object of their visit was, to ask me, as a magistrate, to institute an inquiry iuto some very serious charges which had bt-en made against some of the Roman Catholic priests of this place, r and the uuns of the General Hospital, by a female, who , h.d been a nun in that institution for four years, and who had divulged the horrible secrets of that establishment, such as the illicit and criminal intercourse between the nuns and the priests, statins particulars of uch depravity of couduct, on the oath of these people, . in this respect, and their murdering the offsprings of theee criminal connections, as soon as they were born, to the number of from thirty to forty every year. I instantly stated, that I did not believe a word of what they told me, and that they must have been imposed upon i by some evil disposed and designing person. Upon f enquiry who this nun, their informant, was, I discovered > that she answeted exactly the description of Maria | Mink, who I had so much trouble about last year, and | mentioned to these individuals my suspicion, anil what | I knew of that unfortunate girl. Mr. Coolry said to i Mr. Johnston " Let us go home?we ure hoaxed." t 'Iliey told me that she was then at Mr. Johnston's ,' house, and requested me to call there, and hear her own story. The next day, or the day following, I did call, and saw Maria Monk, at Mr. Johnston's house.? She repeated in my pieaence the substance of what . was mentioned to me before, relating to her having been i in the nunnery for four years?having taken the black . veil?the crimes committed there?and ;> variety of other circumstances concerning the conduct of the priests J a Mr H..1 tt? wna intrndiippd In And was present during Che whola of the time that I was in the house. He was represented as one of llie persons j who had come in from New York wiih litis young woman, fur the purpose of investigating into this niyterious ' affair. I was asked to lake Iter deposition, on Iter oath, as to the truth of what she had stated. I declined doing so, giving as a reason, that, from mv knowledge * of her character, f considered her assertions upon oath were not entitled to more credit than her hare asser " tion, and that I did not believe either; intimating, at ' the a nne time, my willingness to take the necessary ' steps for a full investigation, if they could get au v other 5 person to corrolx?r?te anv part of her solemn testimony, or if a direct charge were mude against any particular individual, of a criminal nature. During the first inter1 view with Mes?rs. J?lin*ton and Coolev. they ment tinned thai Maria Monk had been found in New York j in a very destitute condition bv some charitable individuals, who administered to her necessities, brine; very r sick. She expressed a wish to see a clergyman, as r she had a dreadful secret which she w ished to divulge, before she died; a rlercvman visiting her, she related to him the alleged rimes of the priests and nun? of the General 11 ospitsi I at Montreal. After her recovery, she p was visited and examined bv the Mayor and some il lawyers 'it New York, anil afterward* at Trov, in the . 4 State of New York, on ihe subject; at) I I understood lliem to say, that Mr. Hovte nod two <<tl?er gentlemen 'I one oft hem a lawyer, were ?ent I" Montreal with her, e Tor the purpose of examining into ihe trurh of the accuRations thus made. Although incredulous as to the ERAL FRRTTAHY 13 lftSfi (ruth of Maria Monk's story, I thought it incumbent upon me to make some inquiry concerning it, and have ascertained where she has been residing a great part of the time she states having been an inmate of the Nunnery. During the summer of 183*2, she was at service in VVillisttn Henry; the winter of 1832-3 she passed in 1 this neighborhood, at St. Ours and St. Denis. Theac- i counts given of her conduct that season corroborate the opinion 1 had before entertained of her character. [ W. Robertson. Sworn before me, at Montreal, this 14th day of November, 1835. Bf.nj. Holmes, Justice of th? Peace. i On this day, the twenty-fourth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, before me, William Robertson, one of His Mujesty's Justices of the Peace for the district of the city of Montreal, came and appeared Isabella Mills, of the city nf Montreal, widow of the late William Monk, who declared that wishing to guard the public against the deception which has lately been practised in Montreal by designing men, who have taken advantage of the occasional mental derangement of her daughter, to make scandalous accusations against the priests and nuns in Montreal, and afterwards to make her pass herself for a nun who had teft the convent. ??#?#? Early on the afternoon of the same day, Mr. Hoyte came to my house with the same old man, wishing me to make all my efforts to find the girl, iu (he mean time speaking very bitterly against the Catholics, the priests and the nuns; mentioned that my daughter had been in the nunnery, where she had been ill-treated; I denied that my daughter had ever been in a nunnery; that when she was about eight years of age, she went to a dayschool ; at that time came in two other persons, whom Mr. Hoyte introduced; one was the Rev. Mr. Brewster. I do not recollect the other reverence's name.? They all requested me, in the. most pressing terms, to try to make it out, my daugeter had been in the nunnery ; and that she had some connexion with the priests of the seminary, of which nunneries and priests he spoke in the most outrageous terms ; said that should I make that out, myself, my daughter, and child would be protected for life?L expected to get rid of their importuni- j 1 ties in relating the melancholy circumstances by which | my daughter was frequently deranged in her head, and told them that when at the age of about seven yeiws, sho broke a slate pencil in her head; that since that time her mental faculties were deranged, and by limes much more than at other times, but that she was far from being an idiot; that she could make the most ridij culous but uioit plausible stories, and that as to the story that she had been in a nunnery, it was a fabrication, for she never was in a nunnery. She (Maria Monk) was leaning on the west railing of j the parade ; we went to her; Mr. Hoyte told her, my I dear Mary, I am sorrv you have treated yourself arid ! ine in thia manner; I hope you have Dot exposed what j has passed between us nevertheless; I will treat you | the same as ever, and spoke to her in the most affeci tionate term*; took her in bis arms; she at first spoke to , nun irryj;ru$9, oft-' ..?-i <.<>_. ' i*< f t?-t I ^nnu>nlprl nnH wpnt mk'dv nilh nh^filntplv r^fns ! in? to come to iny house; soon after Mr. Hoyte came i and demanied the child; I gave it to him; next morn! in? Mr- Hoyte returned and was more pressing than in I his former solicitation, and requested ine to say that | my daughter had been in the nunnery ; that should I say 1 so it would be better than one hundred pounds to rae: that I would be protected for life, and that I should 1 be better provided for elsewhere; I answered that thou- j sands of pounds would not induce me to perjure my- I | self; then he got saucv and abusive to the utmoiit; he said he came to Montreal to detect the infamy of the ' priests and nuns; that he csuld not leave mv daughter 1 destitute in the wide world as I had done; afterwards said, no, she is not your daughter, she is too sensible for i that, and wentawav. ? ? * ? i I retired morn deeply afflicted than ever, and further I saveth not. Isabella Mills Monk. ! Sworn to before me, this 24ihday of October, 1835. W. Robertson, Justice of the Peace. |Piirale Correspondence-] Washington, Feb. 9,1836. The capitol had like to have been burnt, so far as it is combustible, the other night, without the intervention of the French. The fllue through w hich warm air is introduced into the Hall of Representatives, communicated to the plunk floor around it. and there would soon have been warm work, if the document and speech folder* had not, accidentally that night, happened to b? , detained at the capitol an hour later than usual. Talki ing of speech-foldere, these, and not the speech-makers, . are the true illuiainali of the land. They handle fami, liarly, all subjects, abolition, French war, and what not, and take the most efficient means for acting on popular sentiment throughout the country. Through them, the country is made familiar with all the great subjects which have been agitated in this government since its foundation. The members have their speeches published by subscription, and the thousands of copies ordered, are sent ?o the capitol to be folded, with strong wrappers, 1 at the charge of the contingent fund. I have known I an instance in which the folding of the speeches of a i single member, at one session, cost the country four hundred dollars, in wax, paper, and twine. The Globe has frankly stated the whole account of the Mediation Andrew Jackson agrees to take the money, and, by way of conciliation, vapors, blusters, and declares that he will permit no third p?wer to interfere with his affairs. This is mediation with a vengeance. But, it will tnke all his resources and means to carry on his war with the monster; and Louis Pliillippe mnv have his bunds full with Russia, so we may escape a war yet. The President makes no secret of his determination to allow of no mediation on any point* heretofore contended for bv him. He will permit France jo back out, bnt not without taunting her with cowardice, 'and proclaiming his own glorious history. [U'Liiok in at Levy's auction room to-night. There is a beautiful Venus for sale. Dont forget. [npThe steamer Pioneer, on the Savannah river, bas burst her boiler aud killed 12 meu. n. NUMBER 144. [Coriespoudeucc of Hudson's Merchants' News Roc us*, j Washington, Feb. 10,1&36. The Na*y Apppropriation Bill was taken up agaia to-day, in the Committee of the Whole House, airl discussed on a motion made yesterday by Mr. Bel! ofTeanessee, to amend it, by striking out one half of the appropriations called for, for the support and repairs of the Navy Yard ut Portsmouth, N. H. Mr. H. Everett, uf Vermont, was in favor of the malion, and said if it was in order, he would move to strike out the whole item of appropriations for Navy Yards. He was afraid, that the Yard at Portsmouth was entirely useless and ought to be abandoned. He wished however but four Navy Yards in the conntry, one at Boston, one at New York, one at Norfolk, and one at Pensacola. More than four were pot demanded in time of war, and could not be demauded in time of peace. Mr. Lincoln, of Massarbiisftm. lnta ported the Bill and opposed the amendment offered hy Mr. Bell. He considered tllte appropriation called for, and should vote for it. He did Hot believe we should have a war. The lust message of the President waa the harbinger of peace; but if war should come, ha would be found where he was m the last war, in de fence of his country. He would net prove recreant and unfaithful to the country, and no matter how we might become involved in a difficulty with any nation, by this or any other administration, he should discharge the duty he owed to his country and defend her fame. Mr. Smith of Maine, defended the Bill and replied with spirit to the gentleman from Vermont. Mr. Jannifer of Maryland, supported the bill and opposed the amendment of Mr. Bell. He said that we should have war, and that he could not see anything to avert the calamity. Gentlemen talked of pcace, when there was no peace?and come what might he should go for his country. Mr. Wise, was not opposed to the bill, but took occasion to defend the motions of Mr. Bell, and stated that he would apprize the House of a fact, net before mads known to it or to the country, which was, that the Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs had received a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, stating that when he made his annual report he simply suggested appropriations for a peace establishment; but bow in anticipation of other events, asked an additional appropriation of $6,367,000. Mr. Wise denounced the Navy Department as weak and inefficient ia the extreme. Cu?hm?n and Jarrii followed Mr. Wi??, jo support of the biK pnd were succeeded bv Mr. Bell who went into an elaborate explanation ot his object* and motives Mr. Pierce, of Rhode Island, then took the floor, and was going on to defend the bill, when as the hour wm advanced, the CommittM rose, reported progress, and the House adjourned. In the Seriate, a large number of private bills were passed, and that the debate of the old* Fortification Bill resumed, and Mr. Brown of North Carolina, took the floor in defence of the administration. Mr. Ewing of Ohio, followed in an animated strain of eloquence. He was followed by Mr. Webster, who said a few words only, iutiinating his determination to vote all necessary supplies to the President. Mr. Wright of New York has the floor for to-morrow. All the Whigs of th? North will vote for the appropriation bills. Fires.?In Philadelphia in 183.5, numlier80?damage $119,200. Same year in New York, one for each day of the year?sometimes 600 in one night?damage $40,000,000 for a year. Ileal this who can. Take care of your Heads.?A good covering on one's head is alw ays half a man's apparel. The seasom is now coming to renew the wearables of the upper man, aud we particularly recommend, those in wantyf uuch articles, to look in at Auiidon's, comer of Wall and ; Nassau street. There thev can be suited. ffZTThe Young Washerwoman's Book, publiab^iB Philadelphia, still persists in calling itself" ThtfYoung Ladies Book." j 0*Try the Franklin Theatre to-night?that's all. (Ljr What is the reason th<> poor are forgot this yearl Dr. Slkigh's Discussio.v.?On Thursday ereniiif, the discussion on the evidences of Christianity continued in Mulberry st. Church, between Dr. Sleigh and Mr. Vule, the teacher of navigation and mathematics. Mr. Vale is evidently in the "scar and yellow lea?"? He had better go back to his navigation and studv good temper, before lie undertakes to teach religioa. Be off. (0?Two Bachelor's Balls urn to be held this season. 0*The Harpers are absolutely running all the cheap novel publishers off their legs. Do have pity ! Cold Weather.?The New York papers mention that the passage through Hell gale is stopped up with ice. It must be very cold weather to do that, we should think.? V.S.dazmarried. On Thursday evenin". thr lllh in?t- bf (hp Rrv. I*r. Rice, Rer. Hubert (). Gt u civ. df Kf. tnfkr, to M Hanajh M., daughter of the Isaac Canfi* ft*f, < ( Moni town. N- JOil th* l"th i si.hytj.t- R# v. John K'-nmdy Ephnim Lorlruood to J ne Maria, second daughter of Mr. Thomas rhtl of this city. Dl ED. Ye*t*rday nKrn'nc after * i'-ne and severe illre?s, is the 59th yea' o' hisag-, C lhai *e, wifeof ( apt. Ge??r|* D> pfer-i. On Thursday nn ni g Malhiaj Bieuin, ton of Job;i B. aijd Mi^a Jane By t rsuii, ?ged 6 year*.