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VoL.XIIlJ.Na a . Whole No. 627,
RAVENNA, MAY 35, 1837. 7 ,,
Hal? Sheet. We are compelled to
issue but a half sheet this week, for seve
ral yeasons. We hope our subscribers
will boar with us this time, and we will
take'measures to prevent its recurrence
again if possible. '
A oood 'uw.-'-A day or two after the
Massilon Dank had suspended specie pay
ment, an old farmer went into the bank
with' about one hundred dollars of thoir
pictures and requested the pay for them,
- The- bank had arranged all the gold and
silver it could raise, in conspicuous heaps
on the counter, to convince the peoplo
that it was abundantly able to redeem its
paper, if 'it was willing. . The officers re
fused to pay their notes, telling the old
man" that the bank had suspendod pay
ment -. The honest old gentleman being
in trie habit of paying his own notes when
due, could hot understand why any one
should refuse to pay a note when ablo,
went tolnatitute a suit against the bank,
thinking that, "A bird that can sing, but
will hot, must be made to sing."
... TosTAo. An order hns been receive0
by our ?ost Master, to retain in his hands,
all money received for postage in specie
consequently he can do no otherwise than
to rpquire specio'for postnge-This re
quiremontmay at first seem opprossivo,
tut when we recollect that the law of
Congress has always roquiredthe reven
ue to be paid in specie, or its equivalent,
end that bank notes are not now equiva
lent to specie, as the banks will not pay
specie for their bills, we at once see the
absolute necessity of the order. It may
be said that the department may bo nioro
lenient at this crisis, but that is impossible
as there js a positive law of Congress to
the contrary, and that the officers of
(het department cannot receive anything
but specie or its equivalent; without a di
rect violation of the' bath they have tak.
en. The fallowing remarks of the Globe,
and the letter from the Post Master Gen
eral to the Post Master at. Baltimore will
convince'every eae of thonocessity of the
requisition: ... .. . ' , , .
Tho following luttor of the Postmastor
Gohcral to the postmaster at Baltimoro,
clearly shows that ho cannot countenance
the xoceipt of irredeemable paper for post
ages, without a direct violation of the laws
of the land. Me has no authority to dis
pell so with thosd laws, and if he wore to
aid in their violufion, he would knowing
ly subject hjrnaolf'to) the penalties of im
poschmcnt. . In addition to this conclu
- sive consideration, tho public is bound for
the payment of the contractors, and oth
ers" employed in the mail service, in gold
and silver, or fhtir oqulvafont. Ilow can,
this be dona unless gold and silver, or
their equivalent, be colluded for postage!
How can the Department redeem its plight
ed faith, or even carry on it .operations,
' if it deprive itself of the means which tho
laws have furnished to sustain them? And
how could tho Postmaster General, as an
honest man, even if his legal authority
were unquestionable with his eyes open,
take a courso which he know must end
in a violation of his engagements, a pros
tration of he credit of the. Department,
And the interruption of its operations? '
We have no doubt, that whon the peo
ple porceive how illegal it is to roceive
irredeemable paper, how cortuinly it
would lead to a violution of the public
faith, and how bxtoiwively it would haz
ard the system which diflbsoa intelligence
to them, they will cheerfully endure tho
inconvenience of paying thoir postages in
specie untl the present storm has blown
over. 1 There arc sixty or eighty millions
at specie in the" pockets of our people,
and ina few days it will doubtless bo
J-Bown whero suflicient quantities for this
fiurjiose can bo procured.
1 Pott Office Department,
: ; ''' . May 14,1837. $
Sir; Tour Icttor of yesterday, by Ex
press Mail, was not received until it was
too late to answer it by last night's mail.
You state that tltoro is dissatisfaction in
Baltimore tttbo requwition of postages Tu
specie. No man can deplore more than
the undorsigaod the esuses which rendor
tho requisition necessary, and none will
labor with moro unceasing devotion to re
move thorn, s ' '.i'..,-.'. ..'"' i
t-XhA instructions tjiven you are but a
tained in the printed pamphlet of laws
end regulations which have governed the
Department from timotinmemorial.'. The
act establishing the rates of postage, has
Always beew construed to ohiablUh thorn
in the legal currency of ihe United State:
Accordingly, you will find the' following
iostructioss In, fbo printed gulalions,
' viaVt ) .A .;;. r V. J .... ". , -f,
'"No. 6?. You vill rtcnu nothing hut
, Specie, or its equivalent, for postage. -
. ... ' ?NoV All jjjaymcnts to the1. Do.
aartmont, whether upon its drafts, or by
. dejiosite in bank, must be in specie, or its
equivalent. ' No allowance can be made to
postmasters for ilie depreciation of money
received for postages, nor losses by fire,
robbery, or theft."; "' . . " . : ' ; '
The. legal duties of the Department and
its officers are, if possible, rendered more
imperative"! tTio following section in an
act passed April 14, 1836, viz: " ' - . '
Section That hereafter no bank
notes of a less denomination than ten del
lars. and that from and after the third day
of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred
and thirty-seven, no bank notes of a less
denomination than twenty dollars shall be
offered in any case whatever in which
money is to be paid by tho -United States
or the Post Office Department; nor shall
any bank note of any denomination be so
offered, unless the same . shall bo payable
and paid on demand in gold or silver coin
at the place where issued, and which
shall not be equivalent to specie at the
place where offered, and convertible into
gold und silver upon tho spot, at the will
of the holder, and without delay or- loss
to him: Provided, nothing herein con
tained shall be construed to make any
thing but gold and silver a legal tender
by any individual, or by tho . United
States." - ,..
Accordingly, ono of the articles of a
greement required from tho banks by the
act passed June 23d, 1836, "to regulate
the deposites of public money," is in the
following words, viz:
'.' Secondly. To credit as specie all
sums deposited therein to tho credit of the
Treasurer of the United States, and to
pay all checks, warrants, or drafts drawn
on deposites, in specie, if required by. the
holder thereof.'? . ; :'. " '
Section 5th of the same act enacts, thai
no bank shall be ' selected or continued
as n place of deposite of the public money,
which shall not rdeem its notes and bills,
CH demand, in specie."", :,
And tho 8th soctfon of tho samo act
provides, that "if, r at any time any one
of said banks shall fail to perform any of
said duties, as prescribed by this act, and
stipulated to be porformod by its contract;
or if any of said banks shall, nt any time,
refuse to pay Us own notes in specie, if
demanded," &c "it shall be tho duty oi
tho secretary of the Treasury to discon
tinue any such bank as a depository,"
cVe. . , . . ' ''
The funds of the' Post Offico Depart
ment are a part of the rovenuo of the U-
nited States, and aro in terms ombraced
in the material provisions of these laws. In
respect to this department, it is the indis-
pensible duty of the undersigned,' to the
performance of which he has bound him-
sell by a solomn oalh, to carry these pro
Visions faithfully into effijet.
No mun would more cheorfully con
firm himself in his private transactions o
tho circumstances which may surround him
than tho undersigned; but in reference to
fmblic duties clearly enjoined by law, ho
lus no discretion, however difficult and
painful may bo their performance.1 Bo
assured, eir, and assure the poople of
Baltimore, that his exertions will bo unre
mitting to reliovo them from tho incon
veniences which thoy endure, by attempt
ing to induce the deposite banks to resume
payment and fulfil their 'contracts' with
the Government by ondoavoring to de
vise moans to facilitate the procurement
of spocirt funds and by tho adoption of
any expedient calculated to afford reliof,
which may not bo in contravention of the
Constitution and luws of the land. ,
h Tho department will, without hesita
tion, roceivo from you its own warrants
payable nt banks, or drafts drawn on you,
for tho purpose of paying its debts, if
any reliof can bo made to grow out of tho
operation. ; , .; , ..,
; On nil these matters, tho undorsfjned
Invites suggestions from you, and the
frank communication of such as may be
made to you by you suffering fellow-citi-Eens.
... ?;...' , -.. ! .
I Very respectfully,, .... ' ,..
Your ob't serv't, ' ;
J. S. Skinnbe, Esq.
. ,, , P. ill Baltimore, Ml. ."
i Tho . popor system being founded on
public confidence, and having of itself no
intrinsic value, it is, liable' to grout and
siiddon fluctuations! thereby rendering
proporly insecure, and the wages of In
bor unstoady and uncertain, .Tho corpo
rations which create tho papor monoy
cannot bo relied upon to keep tho circu
lating medium uniform in amount. - In
times of prosperity, whon confidence is
high, thoy aro tempted, by the prospect
of gain, or by tho influence of those who
hope to profit by it, to extend thoir iasues
of paper beyond tha bounds of discretion
ana tho reasonable demands of business.
And when those issues have been pushed
on, from day to day, until public confi
dence is at length shaken, then a ro-action I
takes place, and they immediately with
draw the credits they have given, sudden
ly curtail their issues; and produce nn un
expected and ruinous contraction of the1
circulating medium, which is felt by. tho
whole community. , -; : -t X .... ' .
Read the above extract from tho Fare
well address of tho Patriot Jacksov, Is
it tru or not? 5' , f " y
i OPENING OF: NAVIGATION.
Vesselo iiuive commottccd running on
the lake from and to Buffalo. It is said
that emigration, to tbe west will be great
er this year than in any former year.,,
j Tho third number of tho . Western
AoaicuLTunisT is issued, and specimens
inay bo seen at this office. '
fty TtlK PREIDNT OPtllEU.S.'oP AMERICA.
: . A PROCLAMATION. - "
' Whereas great and weighty mattow,'
claiming Iho consideration of the Con
gress of tho United States, foyn an ex
traordinary occasion for convening them,
I do by these presents, appoint the first
MdViday in September ' next, for tlx ir
meeting at tho city of Washington hereby
requiring the respective Senators and
Representatives then and there. to assemr
ble in Congress, . in . ordor to receive
such communications as may; then be
made to them, and to consult and deter
mine on such measures ac in their wis
dom may be deemed meet for the welfare
of the United States. . ' - '
" 3 In testimony whereof, I have causi
" ed the seal of" tho United States to be ,
hcreinto affixed, and signed the same
with my hand. i ;
, -Done at the City of Washington,
tho fiftecntn day of Moy, in tho year
. of our Lord one thousand eight hund
red and thirty seven, and of the In
. . dependence of the United Statos the
sixty first. ...
. By. the President ... '
' MARTIN VAN BUREN. '
' Jonjf Forsyth, Seejjetaty of State., i
confidence of mITuchants . and
' i fahmers in ouu banks. ',
On mondy, a gentleman well cq"inled
with businea and with tbe suspension cf fpe
cie payment, went into Hie Bank of Pitts,
burgh, and exchanged about $200 of Silver
for their Bank Noesf deliberately preferring
the JS'utei; ...... . ; .-
Oo Tuesday, one of the eldest,, moat weal
thy, and experienced mer hants who began
his Hr!y career in our country by honest la
bor, at fif y cents a day, bill has risen to the
highest eminence by perseveriojf industry
sent f.300 of specie as a deposite to the Mer
chants and Manufacturers B'mlc.
On Wednesday morninr, an old Farmer.who
has 1 ved in our country and sold his producn
in stir, city for upwards of thirty years and
who owns stock in two banks, b-oiight his
cash anJ took up his dividends to buy more
An old German, hearing the news, said he
had several hundred dollars in specie, and he
wnuld Rive it to our Banks, to keep them in
the hour of trial, that he was not ifraid of our
banks. , 1
A Farmer, on Thursday las', hearing that
our merchants were in want of money, fcrn't
Into the city a large sum to lend them, in or-,
der tp aid thfm in lhe;r distress..
Now this Is cheering1.. Let all follow the
example, and wri will soon have better times.
,, The above is from Ilarris.PIttsburgh
Intelligencer, it portrays tho true state of
.things more forcibly than tho most elabo
rate article ran. , ' '
j The banks of the country have expand
ed their issues to a greater amount than
they aro able to redeem, and having flood
ed the country with thoir bills, now worth
loss as the rags of which they wore mndo,
und on thtjrerge-ef bankruptcy, must de
pend for support on the honest, hard
working furmer who has1 accumulated a
little money by tho hardest, against the
time of nerd. ! i i . .' , .
This little scrap of tho .Intolligcncer's
sustains the remark, that wo have often
made, that tho honest strait-forward man
need, not fear a pressure in money mat
tors, and that it only, effects those who
have attempted to got rich by speculating,
aiid shaving the laboring classes. , ' v.
; Tho: following wcll-timod . articlo is
from the Conneaut Gazette, a spiritod,
well-conducted Svhicr paper'.'' How difTnr-
ent the ihtj article' fro.m tho lead-,.
ing articles in most of tho whig papers of
tho 'country. . Tho Editor gives a sure
panacea for tho universal disoase. Let
evjery one tako a largq dose and we will
insure them, that it will eflcct a speedy
cure.', V" : , ' ' ' ':
; Tho amount of our importations last
year wairo huadrtd and eighty millions
of dollars, being an excess of sixty mill
ions over our exports ! A bulnnco of trudo
against us in a single year nearly suffi
cient to absorb all the gold and silver mo
ney tho Union contains. Such being tho
fact, who can wondor that the cry of dis
tress is waftod on every brcezo -who can
wonder at the appaling amount and num
ber of failures in tho cOmmbrcinl States
and cities? ..The truth is, tho people of
the United Statos havo boon running mud.
raving mad for the 'last threo or four
years." ; The good old habits of industry
and cconemy which gnvo Individuals' the
possession of solid end tangible wealth,
and made our nation eminent among tho
greatest , of the, earth, Jiavb been lost
sight of, contemned and despised;: near
ly every man has-been infected with a
manm for getting rich in a moment and
without working. Tho bitter fruits of this
we are now reaping. , ,'The prosent gono
ration are learning a lesson "'whjch thoy
will romembor to tba end of thoir lives,
and, harsh s it is, it is a most salutary
one. Wc 'must now turn short round-off
with our broad-ototh coats;' ton dollar hats,
silk gloves and go tor work aye that's
tho word to. work ! . It's .of no uso to
lie on our backs groaning hard timosl
hard times! and invoking curses on the
honds of the authors of the Treasury Cir
cular, Nick Biddlo, A. Jackson, Mr. Van
Buren, &c. &c. &c. ccc. We havo it in
our power to make good-limes; and the
quicker we are .about it tho bettor.'.; The
theme is one that might bo dilated on to
tho extent of Volumes, but it is just as
well disposed of in few words. Let thoso
who have been living in luxury and now
find, thcmsolvoi nearly ppnnylcss, sell off
tboir fine 'establishments! substitute homo
made for the costly Broadcloths with which
tho English have been glutting ur .mar
ket on purpose to break down American
Manufactures,' turn fanners and. go to
work, go to workf go to work I In so do
ing they will gain subtantial weallhiwhich,
tbugh its amount may sound loss, will .,
stand by belter than tho imaginary hun
dredsvof thousands and millions - we jsee.
scattered to the four winds ; by the -first
breath of every periodical panic, - :
Peinteks Wages.! Copy of a letter
from the Post Master at Aurora.' ' -
" Sir: The Courier sent to thisoffice
to addressof Riley Cochran, is not taken
from the office he has runaway gone
to Michigan, p--,' ';: 1 ' " . ''
.'';''; ': ' Respectfullyyours, : '' ' :i
;fy ; ..".'V- "'W. R. HENRY.
; Aurora, Ohio", May 16, 1837.";
Ho owes us for papers, $1,08 . . . ; ,
A Post Office has been established at
Newton falls, Trumbull county, and Abf
ram Phelps, Esq. appointed Post Master.
A Post Office has also been established
at the centre of Northfield, in this county,'
and Geo. Lillie, Esq. appointed Post
Master .v. .-,.. . .
, For the Courier
Mr. Editor: ; . . ;
, The public have been really misin
formed, through the medium of sundry
newspapers published in this section of
country, that the name of tho village at
the centre of the town of Boston, is chang
ed from Peninsula, to Lowell. Of courso,
people residing nt a distance, !and not ap
prised, of the falsity of the report, are ex
posed to the liability of addressing heir
communications to a place which has
no existence, and of committing other er
rors. ; The inhabitants of this village sup
pose that the privilege of changing its
name, is exclusively theirs; but to them,
the idea of such a chnngo was never sug
gested, until the public were falsely told
that it had ' beert effected. ' We are very
well satisfied with the name, which tho
natural curiosity, formed by the Cuyaho
ga, seems to have dictated as the most ap
propriate, and by which our village has
hitherto been known, as far as a knowledge
of tho township in which it is situated ex
tends.. . There was, it is understood, a
secret attempt, mado by two or three of
tho mngnotes of bluelightism, to procure
that stylo for tho Post Office, recently cs-'
tabliahed here. Had. this design of the
unsolicited would-be-dictators been accom
plished, tho general scheme would have
been crowned with success, and the peo
ple of Peninsula, would have been rob-.
bod of their right ; but happily, it mis
carried. ''; The stylo of our Post Office is
Toninsula rairr awkard, to le sure, in
the village of Lowell. . ..
The truth is, Mr. Editor, this is an un
warrantable pieco of assumption ; it looks
very much like an attempt, on the part o
a few purso proud bloated aristocrats, at
tho usurpation of privilege, belonging to
the people in common. In fine, it de
serves the severest lash of pubjiccensure r
and that wo doubt not it will receive.
: ' Should wo become dissatisfied with tha
name of our village, wo will moet togeth
er, and agree, if possible, upon a substi
tute ; and when that 'm accomplished, we
think that Wo shall bo capdbjo of com
municating tho intolligonco to tho public.
PEOPLE OF PENINSULA, i
Peninsula, May 12th, 1827. : : ;
At a largo and respectable meeting of
the citizens of Palmyra, convened for the
purpose of expressing their opinion rela
tive to the disposition of Portage County's
share of tho surplus, revenue. Dr. Lorin
Biglow was called, to the Chair, and Hor
ace Daniels appointed Secretary. ' Tho
meeting immediately procoedod to appoint
a committee to draw up and report reso
lutions expressive of the sanse. of this
meeting upon the subject under discussion,
which consisted of the following persons:
Dr. Lorin ' Biglow, James Magill, E9(l
Sylvester Baldwin,Char!es Canfield, Wil
liam R. Hallock, and Francis Lewis. The
Committoo after retiring for a short time
returned and reported the following reso
lutions, which were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That it I is the unanimous
opinion of this meeting, that the loaing of
Portage County's share of the surplus
revenue !to any Chartered Company, not
having tho interest, of the. Stale iti view,
is highly impolitic. : , f.j ,. t ,.
i Reserved, :That this, meeting disap
prove in pointod terms, the loaningof said
money to the Cleveland Bank.' u -,.,(;;,
! Resolved,- That in the opinion of this
meeting said monoy should bo distributed,
equally among the 'several townships in
proportion to the number of whitevmalo
inhabitants over the age of twentyone
years, In'1 such manner- as the Commis
sioners shall think proper. ,; : ;
Resolved,; That this meeting respect
fully suggest to "tho Commissioners, the
plan of loaning said money to three re
sponsible individuals - in their respective
townships, tq be by them loaned to iodi-.
viduals agreeably to Legislatiye .acts, a?
it respects security, and percentage, ... tli
Resolved, That this meeting respect
fully recommend to the. different; town
ships, who are in favor of ; the above
method of disposing of Portage County's
share of the surplus rcyenue to hold simi
lar meetings. ,, . ; ; .'..' ',. ' . ,,' '
x Resolved, That the above proceedings,
be signed by the Chairman, and Secreta
ry,, and be published in the Ohio Star,
and Western Courier. .
lORIN BIGLOW, Ch'n.
. HORACE DANIELS, Sec'y. " :
. Palmyra,' May 22, 1837.. r
' Ilarlor of Cleveland. The deputy col
lector of this port has favored us with a
statement of the number of arrivals and
departures, since the opening of naviga
tion this spring. From this statement it
appears, there have been two hundred
and seventy-eight arrivuls, and two hund
red and sixty-six clearances. Of theso,
were, ' v
1 Schooii3rs, - ('
Sloops, ' - - , "
The above arrivals were up to the time
of the opening of tho Buffalo harbor. It
shows whut was going on by way of bu
siness at this end of the Lake while the
lower ports were closed with ice. - It
shows further that Cleveland is the point.
and the only point, for a Rail Road to
unite. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with
Lake Erie. Clev. Adv.
1 " OUTRAGE. ' ; .
Tlie Float Bridge. On . Saturday
night, , the 6th inst. the Float Bridge,
across the Cuyahoga river, between this
city and Cleveland, was cut loose by two
rascals, who were afterwards seen walk
ing though tho street, about' midnight,
with the implements of destruction in their
hands ; but they could not be recognized.
Tho. Bridge floated down the stream some
distance, and lodged nearly opposite Bar
stow & Go's, warehouse. Some individ
uals, early Sunday morning, made . the
Float fast to the ship Milwaukee, with a
cable, where it remained till night, when
the same men who cut it loose the night
before, or some other evil disposed per
sons, severed the cables, and again flent
it adrift. . It was found in the lake the
next morning a total wreck. : .
It is truly to be , regretted that this
Bridge,so essentiullyTiecessary to the pub
lic convenience, should be thus wantonly
destroyed. Every possible effort should
bo mado to ferret., out .the . rascals, and
bring them to , punishment. The public
must feel and see tho necessity of having
a permanent DrawBridgo at this point.
Vino Lily Argus, .
Distressing Occurrence. On Sunday
last, whilo two boys, named Foster, and
Butterflold, were regaling themselves in
a small boat, at Fairport, they were re
quested by a man (name not known,) to
be taken on board. Accordingly the
boys rowed to the end of the pier, when
the man jumped on the side,of tho boat
which immediately upset? and all three
were drowned. The bodies were soon
afterwards found, and that of young Fos
ter was conveyed to.. the. ..relatives," at
Chardon, and the other two wero brought
to this village and intered,,. (W(j have
not Lamed tho former residence of the
man, or Butterfield. They all have boon
employed on the Rail Road. Painsville
Republican. ., . ; . J
i Steam Boat Accident. We learn from
the Sandusky Clariou, that on the night
of tho 12th inst. a serious accident occur
red about half-way between that place and
Huron. The new Steamboat Bunker
Hill, on hor upper passage, ran foul of
tbeStdamboat Cincinnati, which left tho,
port of Sandusky a short time before, on
her downard passage. The Bunker Hill
struck tho Cincinnati forward of the star
board whael-houso, and carried it-away,
together with the . wheel and shaft, Cap
tains office, the mate and cook's room,
and one tier of berths in tho gentlcmcns
cabin, . Captain Bradley, of the Cincin
nati,, was very .dangerously wounded, and
great fears are cntortaincd ho will not re
cover. No other person, was injured. -The
engine i is much j damaged,, - The
wreek was towed into Huron by the
Bunker Hill. Painsville TJ. , , '.
t Pretty Pair Business, There nave
been no less than four arrivals of steam
boats from Buffalo within the last 10 hoiira..
The' Michigan.. Robert Fulton, Pennsyl
vania, and Bunker Hill. , Besides the
immense quantities of freight brought, by
these boats, the number of passengers is
computed at not less than two thousand.
Cleve, Jdv. . . ( ;. ;i J., , T .'
! r Murder,, and Jiotderry. Three, vil
lain, supposed te be from this city, yes
terday, Sunday, about ten. o'clock, en
tered he house of Moses Ewing, an. aged
citizen of this county, Broadhead's road
in Robinson Township, and demanded his
money. : His wife, a .very old woman,
give (hem what money was in the house,
abaut one hundred dollars, which her
huibtind bad received .the day ,beforeKin
Pittsburgh, J$t, a horse , be ,old, She
happened to say that !lie kti?w one. of
them ; they took, the, , money and left the
bouse, but shortly after returned, and de
liberately shot her. whh a pistol.- She
survived but a few rninutei. Gazette of
Uonrfay. '!.. a,V
i , Several persons have been arretted on
suspicion, but nothing has been tleicited..
Pittburfh, Jtfercury ,; rK "vs . .(,
Monday night Inst, at about 12 o'clocK
while Mr. Uenjnmtn lia-sna ana pir, - ip
Laiilz. were nt work in by ttflwmtll ' ;f t
in McKean toweship, thedam gave way,' J
und.,carried with it iho whole mill. '-The' ' ' I
two men floated down the stream about a'
quartet of a mile',! whetf .Mr. Lanlz uc-' f' 1
cceded in gelling ashore. . Search wa I
immediately made for Mr. Harsha ana"J I : j
continued until about daylight, when he J" $
was found from his own hallooing lodged . -J
against the root of a tree covered with u
twelve or fifteen coids of driftwood. Wilb
much difficuhy he. Was extrfcotcd alive,
though so much biusied in the chest and J
limbs as to cause his death on Thuriday. "j
Mr. H. was ebove Ihe middle of life. .He y
bore an excellent character, and has left 5
a large family including a number of small j'
children to lament his untimely fale.- jj
Erie Observer. ... .',...;',,'.,'. ;''.; ', ,;." h.
i Arrivals from Buffalo, This long- .
looked for event has at length taken place ,
Navigation between Cleveland and Buf- ' 7
falo, may now be said to have Commenc- J
ed. Three Steamboatsthe Charles Town
send, Daniel Webster, and the British 1
boat Eclipse,' arrived this morning from '
the above port with an immense number ; ;
of passengers, freight, &c. . They en
countercdsome difficulty from the floating
ice nt Buffalo, but sustained no material ;
injury. Clev.. Adv. ' - v. " ; ' '-
cent charter election of this citv. resulted j , S
in favor of the Democratic candidates, by
a majority of two hundred and thirty-seven. : I r
At the election previous the whigs sue- :
ceeded by a majority of six. This result
is highly gratifying to the Democracy of -i
the West and is another evidence of their
attachment to Democratic principles. Ib. '.'
j VIRGINIA ELECTIONS, f 1
From the Tlicbninod Enquirer of May 10. ' ';'
,..: CONGRESS tsmfiletei ' :,' .'
: Norfolk District -Trancis Mallorjr ,
(Whig) elected in place of Geo. Lovall,""
(Rep.) withdrawn. r'' .
Southampton D. Francis E.' Rivet,
(Rep.) in place of John Y, Mason, (Rep.)
elected a Judge of Ihe General Court. ' "
Powhattan D. John W. Jones, (Rp,)'3
l.lrtif1 tvifhnut nnnnairinffi "' ' " ' ' .
Brunswick D. Geo C. Dromgoole;
, Charlotte D. Jas, W. Bonldin f Rep.)
re-elected without oppositioq. '
.. Halifax DWalter Coles, (Rap.) re- :
elected.' ,' '"";."'.,'". v '.
; Franklin D. Archibald Stuart of Pat'
rick (Rep.) elected oyer Nath'l H. ClaU "
borne, (Whig.) . " ' . v
; York D. Henry A. Wise, (Whig,) '
re-elected without organized opposition. "
, Henrico D. John Robertson. fWhlsr t
reelected without opposition. '
, Albermarle D. James Garland(Rep.)
re-elected without opposition.' ' '
Spottsylvania D. John M.: Pat ton, "
(Rep.)re-elected without Oppgsit ion.
Caroline D. R. M, T. Hunter(Whig,J '
elected in place of John Roane, (Rep.)
withdrawn by a majority of about 15 vote
over Mr. Harweod, (Rep.) Mr. Hanter
wes his success to the running of Mr.
Upshaw, who received about 60 republi- -can
votes.'"1- ' .::!:.t:;.' n ;i .. ;
; Northern Neck D. John .Taliaferro -(Whig)
re-elected, -v I. ) i ..; .
Doudoun D. '.Charles F. Mercer
(Whig) re-elected. :! -., " :: rU
, Frederick D. James M.Mason,(Rep).' i
elected in place ef Col. Edward Lucas, ' "
(ltep.) withdrawn. . j i: - v n;
i Harrison D. Joseph' Johnson, (Rep.) i
re-elected..-.- ; .,t j
Monongalia D. Williarn S. Morgan' h
(Rep.) re-elected without opposition, s i
Rockingham D.?-J S; Pennybacker, 1 i
(Rep.) elected in place of Jas. H. Beale, i
Rockbridge D.-i-Robert Criag, (Rep.) f
re-elected.;:;' tj: .' VrJ.it .
Kanawha D. Andrew Bejrne, (Rep.) I
elected in place. of Wn. McComat,
(Whig) withdrawn. ". .. ; .. h "
, Washington D.-GeorgeW. Hopkins,' , j
(Rep.) re-efected,., ., , . . f 1 , ,r. f
Aecaflttulation.l-Vin'uB siand as they ' I
did In the last Congress, vu : 13 Repub-,
licansto 6 Whigs. The Republicans have,
Inst one Renrenentative in lh. r..nt:.. s I
. , . 1 VBIWilllS, (
, ... j . W. J
areT new members in tin next Congress.; I
Statb Sebatb (Not complet
) -rj 1
i ' Republican; ' . i; Whi
Dr.Corbin Braxton I J. B. Harvie. i
Mttis Uuuldin, I Rob't W. Carter, .
Anderson Moffet,, , Cbas.J.FaulknerJf f
, :Not in the last .Legislature, -i tlj.f v
i Shade Island Elections. The major!-V v,
ty tor jonn urown t rancis, lot Governor,"!'
is 770. The vole stand thus i "
; Ffanci, (Demo.) in a'' I
reckham, vv tug) : ff.v 946 I
.770: 'sifff f
4 ; ! .
From the Globe.:,,
OUR COUNTRYALWAYS IN THE,
i-.The National Jntelligeccer'of this mor
ning labors to multiply: the- commercial
disasters of the timetby enconragiag the
Mexican Government ; to iconflder; the
course by taken by our ship ;ojr. war. to'
protect our merchant ships tronVcaptare.
octo obtain ihei.r release when improper,
ly seized by the Mexicans,, ;as a wrong:
which the .Mexican Government ought to
resent. The print which
with every party that makes war upon ;
our Government, at home or abroad, hat -Jf
the following noiicej of the afftr,of. the.
Natchei n4 the NJestew ftrg, Uir P; if