Newspaper Page Text
From Moon's Melodies.
AS A BEAM O'ER THE F^CE. Atn—“ The young man's dream." As a beam o'er the face of the waters may glow, While the tide runs in darkness and coldness below,1 So the cheek may be ting'd with a warm sunny smile. Though the cold heart to ruin runs darkly the while. One fatal remembrance, one sorrow that throws Its bleak shades alike o’er our joys and our woes, To which life nothing darker or brighter can bring, For which joy lias no balm and affliction no sting 1 Oh ! this thought in the midst of enjoyment will stay, Like a dead, leafless brunch in the summer's bright ray; The beams of the warm sun play round it in vain, It may smile in his light, but it bloomsiiot again. . ON MUSIC. Atft—“ The bank* of Banna." When through life unblest wc rove. Loosing all that made life dear, Should some notes we us'd to love In days of boyhood, meet our car; Oh I how welcome breathes the strain, Wak'ning thoughts that long have slept. Kindling former smiles again, In faded eyes that long have wept* lake the gale, that sighs along Beds : f oriental flowers, In the grateful breath of song, That once was heard in happier hours t Fill'd with balm, the gale sighs on, Though the flowers have sunk in death ; So when pleasure's dream is gone, Its memory lives in music's Breath! Music !—oh ! how faint, how weak, Language fades before thy spell 1 "»Vhy should feeling ever speak, When thou canst breathe her soul so well? Friendship's balmy words may feign, Love's are e'en more false than they ; Oh 1 Vis only music's strain Can sweetly soothe, and not betray ! MR. KIDD’S SPEECH. [C'onciittfrf/.] Shortly after (lie first successes of the Greeks, three successive Turkish grand armies, have ei ther attempted to penetrate in one solid mass, or else, disposed in different columns*into the heart Qt tlic Morea. They have either been stretched in death or been driven in disorder through the Isthmus to the farther provinces of the Turkish Empire. Three different armies led by Ciiour Rcliid Pasha, bv Jussuff Pasha, and by Ma hummed Pasha have, been destroyed in detail, and though one division penetrated almost as tar as Mai vasia, none returned to tell the disaster. Three different Capitan Pashas or High Admirals of Turkey, have been driven in disorderly sail, and confused movements, before the Grecian fireships and corvettes. One Capitan Pasha has been blown tip in his vessel, another lias been decapitated, and the third dis graced on his return, lor want of success. The victories of the Greeks hy sea have only been exceeded by their conquests hy land. They have carried the different fortresses of the Mo rea ; they have reduced the strong fortrcscss of Malv asia, Nicapoli «li Romagna, and Tripolitza the modem Capital of the Morea, (hough thev were defended by all the fury and enthusiasm of bigot ted zealots, sup|>ortC(t bv the regular tac tics and discipline of Austrian Engineers, sent by the Holy Ally to assist his legi,:matc brother the Ottoman Porte, in this holy conflict to sus tain the divine right of Monarch* against a re publican insurrection. The ancient cities of those Republics whose very names cause the warmest and fondest feelings of the soul are in their possession. Argos, Lacedaemon, Messina and (Elis are occupied by their forces. The whole Morea is theirs, with the single excep tion of Coronon the South, and of Corinth in the Isthmus on the North—both of which by the la«t accounts from that quarter, though they were not actually ollicial, had surrendered to the Greeks. Their forces retain the districts of Attica, of Thessaly, and of considerable part of the ancient Epirus and Thrace. Rut without reference to what has been ac complished, the. very physical aspect of the country insures 1 lie certainty of success. There, are the rich and luxuriant vales, where every breath of air wafts the perfumes of the lovliest flowers and most odoriferous shrubs. There are (he skies ever blue and cloudless, the sun ever bright, and the moons of purest blaze. There are the fascinating spots where earth and air, and seas, vie in beauty anti captivating soft ness. And there arc the mountains of dreary ascent—the dark and frowning peaks, where snows ever rest, and below whose summits lightnings flash and thunders roll. There are gloomy crags of Mount Athos, and the sombre shades of the defiles of Tl\ermophyhe. There in nature exhibiting* itself in its wildest aspects. But in such places the hardy mountaineer has exhibited his love for his home and country, with undeviatiug firmness. For the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, “ But build him to his native mountains more.” The Greek has every inducement which can actuate a man to maintain a contest of death or victory. His smiling plains stimulate and al lure him to conquer the rich prize which was once the inheritance of his forefathers. The dreary clitfs knd dangerous roe esses, around which the winds of heaven howl, only serve to increase his physical aptitude and strength of nerve for resistance. Hut it is objected hy some to our rendering the Greeks any assistance or means of defence, that they are a barbarous, cruel and savage peo ple, whose atrocities arc equally reprehensible with those of the Turks. I know that this sub ject has been discanted on ;—I know that some time since, in conjunction with continental pa pers, every exertion was made in the English' Government prints, during the Castlercagh Ad ministration, to blacken and vilify the charac ter of the Greeks. The success which they had obtained in capturing hy storm so,mo cities, where they exercised the laws of war, was made, the means of the most infamous charges against them. The charges wore refuted by the evi dence of Englishmen who were on the spot, par : ( nlarly hy 011c who then acted as Adjutant General of the Greeks.* But admitting that -mu* excesses—that even great CMccscej* were committed—vwhen the dav of vengeance arriv al; let it be ramembered that the Greeks had been trampled on—had been treated as the b nxt* of the field—had to endure the blow and receive the sabre cut of the domineering- Turk_ that especially since the late rising, their fathers and mothers had bocn murdered, their sisters were made the- slaves of Turks, and their no ble brothers had to indtire the taunts, the tor tures and the lingering death inflicted by their oppressors. Let it be remembered that year bad passed bye after year, and the Greekstrea* -aired up in every day some fresh insult, some in"/ smt of despotism ;—and after such continu f; I systematic outrages—after suffering under the most bloody, unrelenting and stem, civil and religions persecution—abeing deprived of all rights and nil appearance of justice, was it to bo supposed, that v, hen the day of reckoning carne, they would at once become flic ch'iHzeik refined, generous enemy—that they would show mercy and friendship, when the certain and in ovnab.'' reward would be the death blow from ;.V- Turkish Cymitar or the discharge of the Turkish Ataghan ? Was it to be supposed V at the Greeks would display conrtcsyand polite ness towards the savage assassin, who would to a certainty, according to experience, return fl^ favour by the plunge of the dagger? * Major Gordon, of Cadrites?. It is also objected to tho efforts to Assist the Greeks, that they are foreigners—that they are a distant people, with whom we have nothing to do—-that they are a people whose feelings arc so different from our’3 ns a nation, that it would be better to let them ulonc—aim let them fight their battles in the best way they can. Let us not, it is said, etnbar1' in these Quixotic enter prises, but attend to our own concerns ; and should any unfortunate Greek be landed on our shores. [God save tho mark !] we’ll do the best wo can to assist him. Really, Mr. Chair man, is it come to this—are all recollections of the past forgotten ? Aye, are we Atnerieaus to be induced to adopt stteh a line of conduct from such arguments. Forbid it justice! forbid it gratitude ! I think, .Sir, I see the Marquis de la Fayette arriving from France, with the mu nitions of war aud articles of clothing, in the ves sel which he presented to this country. 1 think I see him when lie came sis a private individual landing on the shores of America, before the French government had declared in behalf uf this country ; and I think that l hear the ad dress of such Americans. “ Go home, Sir— we don't want you, you arc a foreigner, ami therefore have no business to presume to give us a tirre—leave us to ourselves, and not inter fere in our affair, which no way concerns you.” And, sir, i think I sec the countenance of the gallant young La Fayette, lighted up with the chivalry of the old cuuutry, and cheered with the republicanism of tho new country I think I sec the flash of indigiiatiou darted on such cold, calculating charaotei-s. And I also think that I sec the soldier of Washington in his camp at Valley Forge, when the proffered boon was brought ami rejected by bis countryman, be cause a foreigner gave it. I think I sec his bleeding feet and lacerated uncles, alluded to iu the preamble, and the gathering frown and dark scowl of his care-worn countenance, when lie heard the declaration of his countryman to car ry away the military munitions and clothing. Vn.J 1 also think what America would have ex perienced, had Kosciusko. Miranda. Kalb, Pulaski, Montgomery, Hates, ami Mercer— Ay*e, sir, Mercer, of Virginia—been ordered to attend to theirown immediate concerns, and not to interfere with us, because, foisootb, they were foreigners; 1 am convinced that this coun try must have ultimately conquered •, and ob tained its freedom without the intervention of foreigners—hut I am a No persuaded that its freedom was accelerated, and the devastation of war was arrested and shortened, by that inter ference. Jiut some have in discussing this subject, said that there was danger to our trade and commer cial interests as well as the lives of our citizens with?a the Turkish dominion, should the pro posed subscriptions t ike place. It has bren said that great excitement would ensue among the members of the Turkish government, should a ny assistance be, afforded by us. Hut, Sir, arc wc to cease to do rig' , because there is a j>os sibility tiiut others may do .wTunr ? Are we to forget the claims of justice amt of mercy, be cause there may he ruffians disposed to violate them ? Are wc to fold up our arms and indirect ly to do evil in ord^r that good niaj’ come ? To what would th<*sc plogmata; cold principles lead, were they to he carried into effect in private life.' V-'hy, Sir, wn must not iritc rpose in be half of the uijureland oppressed sufferer, be cause, perhaps, the brutal and outrageous ty rant might, in his caprice and malignity retali ation some of our friends whu might happen to he in his power. A'l noble, manly and just feel ing, in priv ate life, would he stilled on the adop tion- of suoli principles. There would be none to interpose in behalf of another, because bad consequences might occur in some quarter.— But, Sir I have no fear, 1 have uo dread of any such consequences in the case of the govern ment of the Sublime Porte. They have heard of America, and they have heard of what it has done at Algiers, they know tl..-lesson that was taught the disciples of the crescent, there and at Tripoli and Tunis. Their own dependents have told them what an Ameri can Navy led by a Decatur and a Hainbridge can accomplish. Let them but dare to touch the hair of the head of an American citizen, and those fir frigates with ‘‘old Ironsides” iu the Van Division, and our ships of the Line com manded by officer* who encountered and tore down the flag of England, will make tho very ruins of Constantinople, “ sing woo to the day,” in which they dared to iufringe the rights of our American citizens. Let them but attempt it— and the walls of the Seraglio will he battered a boiit the ears of tho Sultan. Whilst England’s patriots, whilst French, German and Swiss /i hcrais are making such continued efforts in their behalf—neither menace nor danger will deter the Republican of America, from feeling and acting according to the dictates of a mind, free and independent in the enjoyment of that liberty which has been established. Hut, bir, i have detained this Assembly too! long, and have to thank them for their kind in dulgence, and the patience which they have ex ercised towards ine. Under the circumstances of this case, let me however say, that 1 think I hear from Greece, the exclamation which is mentioned in Holy Writ., from the men of Macedonia, “ Come over and help us.” Ily tli shrieks of the murdered Prints, ''those shrieks which have been wafted across the At lantic, in a doleful cry—by the grey hairs of the venerable Grecian Sires, that were 'clotted in gore,—by the eye of beauty which now saddens, and the cheek once tinted like the rose which now waxes wan and pale in the Turkish Serai— by the mouldering edifices, the prostrate halls of the colleges, and lie blacken ruins of the burn ed housesand cottages—by the desolate hearths, and extinguished firesides, around which the so cial circle once mingled in delight—by what the exiles were, and what they now aro—“For get them not.” “Cold is the hearth within their bowers, “ Gone is the hand that cropp’d their flowers, “ Unheard their clock repeats its hours.” Hut lam persuaded that you will this night, byyour sympathy, ftnd by your contributions, however small, assist in again rebuilding the de molished edifices, and again lightning up the blaze of the hospitable hearths. You w ill re member those whose dust and bones are now crumbling in the defile of Thennopvlm, and on the plain of Marathon.—Athens—Hparta, and Thebes will hear the extiilirating and friendly accents—the ilcs of the Archipelago, “ThOso Edens of the Eastern wave”— will again be gladdened by smiles;—and, like the mighty angel seen l»y the sainted seer of the Apocalypse, in the isle of Patinos, you, with the congregated hosts of freemen and Hopublicans, will declare that the “ time” of Turkish oppres j sion “ shall he no longer.” From thr \nlinnal Intelligencer, Tuesday, Jan. 27. I»en EASE OF THE S*VY. The Senate proceeded, as in committee of the who e, Mr. Barbour in the chair, to consider the au thorizing an additional number of Sloops of IVnr, for Ihe naval scrvict. of the United Slahs. On motion of Mr. Lloyd, of Ma«<, the trill was amended, by in serting tie word*. •*as *noti ns suitable, materials can hr procured? and al«o, by striking out tha clause respecting the turn to be appropriated. Mr. Lloyd.of Mass, rose in support of (hejbill. We regret that our situation prevented us from hearing his remarks so distjpctly a? to report them with accuracy. He went, generally, into a consi deration of tire merits of the bill,and gave,at length, nn illustration of the usefulness and gallantry of the Navy of the United States, and of the expediency of increasing the naval establishment, by the addi tion of ten sloops of tvar propojtfcd in tUe Wl, whether considered in refrrence to ft due apportionment, or classification, of the naval force of the United States ; as a school for the preparation of officers for higher and more important command *. and as a measure of economy, to prevent the employ ment of the larger vessels for the protection of •ur commerce, on our own coast in the Mediterra nean and in the I’acifice; and^conciuded by express ing his hope, that as many of the sloops of war should be authorized tobc built forthwith, as suitable ma teria Is cau be provided for : and that preparation be made for building tho remainder, not exceeding ten, the year ensuing. Mr. Chundler was still opposed to this bill—he had no objection to an augmentation of the Naval force, so far as it was necessary—but he thought it better not to build vessels faster than the service required ; and that five vessels would be as many as were, at this time, necessary. Mr. Smith had no objection to providing that the materials for building the vessels in question, should be prepared—for lje tho't it highly necessary that the timber should be seasoned—and he presumed tlie attention of the Navy Department would be confin ed to the purchase of tho timber only, at present. He thought it was not necessary, at this time, to go into a consideration oft! v services rendered by the Navy. Those who w- .e once opposed to the Navy, had now become its friends. At one time, there had her n a general antipathy tow ajrds a Navy ; particu larly among the persons then composing one of the great parties in the country ;ho, himself, had always been in. favour of it. A >hort time before the war, the subject was brought before Congress ; and a very able investigation was made. He had no doubt, at that time, but the general voice of the nation was in favor of a navy; but still an antipathy was, in some parts of the country, entertained against it.— Hut nearly all had now become friendly to it. Tho late war had obviously shewn the ncc“ssity of a Navy. Hy that war, it had been fully confirmed ihat when we met on equal terms, we were fully competent to cope with any enemy, on the ocean. The battles on Lukes Eric and Champlain hud filly refuted all theories against a Naval force. The principal part of ourgloiy in that war, was gained upon the water. He believed the description of vessels rclcrred to in this net was very useful—that they furnish employment for our young officers, which he considered e. very important circumstance, Our scapicn are always ready for serivee—but not so with the officers—they require practice, and knowledge of seamanship, and to be accustomed to command in service. In this way they are pre pared for maintaining the glory which the country lias already obtained. uut still it is possiDic vvc may go too tar in tnc business of increasing the navy. It is always an in dispensable duty to keep an <:yc on the finance of the country. Congress should not go to such ex penditures oil account of the Navy, ast-> make that unpopular, which was now popular. T lis consider ation had indured him to make the remarks on this subject, which he had marie to the Senate the other day. And he felt glad that the gentleman from Massachusetts had seen fit to amend the bill, so as to take the sense of the senate upon his view. Mr. ■ Smith said he did not- precisely agree with the hon orable member, in regard to the situation of the fi nancial concerns of the country. The probable balances of the treasury could not always be con sidered as being at the disposal of Congress. When certain sums are appropriated for expenditures, they may be spent within the year; and, therefore, future balances cannot be safely calculated upon. It was stated that there would not be more than nine mil lions in the Treasury on the first of January, 1825. Tfthe law for purchasing seven per cent, stock should be taken advantage of by the holders of that stock, these purchasers would require a part of that a mount. The Commissioners of the Sinking Fund will have aright to demand nine millions from the Treasury. To meet .all the demands, at least fif teen millions will be necessary, on the first January, 1825: and, to raise this sum, a loan maybe necessary. If the present appropriations were reduced to one half the amount at first proposed, he thought it pro aable not more than half this reduced snm would he require !, during the present year; and, thus modifi ed, he should be willing to vote for the hill. Mr. Lowric said, he had not yet obtained the information to which he had alluded, when this subject was before the Senate some days since, and was not quite satisfied to vote for the bill. He wished to know what disposition was to be made of these vessels, if built. He believed those which we had already, of the same class, had been, for a con siderable part of the time since the war, out of em ploy ; and if this were the case, it certainly could not hr necessary to increase the number. If the vessels were absolutely requisite, for the good of the service, he would be willing to vote for building them ; even if it war necessary to borrow money for the pusposc. He thought however, that bills of this nature, making large appropriations, ought to origi nate in the other House. Mr. Parrot made a few remarks in favour of the bill, and in confirmation of his observations, when the bill was before tinder consideration. On motion of Mr. Hayne, the bill was postponed to Friday next, and made the order of the day. THE TOPIC OF THE DAY. We mentioned, the other day, a rumor of a Cau cus having been held to prevent a Caucus. Though such a rumor was current, how'ever,we hardly gave any credit to it, until we found, in the New-York American, which came to hand on Saturday, u con firmation strong,” not to the jealous merely—for such there are, even among politicians—but to the most guileless and unsuspecting, to the hone>t Peo ple, who put their trust in tho professions of men, and will believe nothing but what they see. The | following is the pussage of the New-York Ainetican, I (omitting irrelevant sentences,) to which we refer : *• We have received from Washington, several let ters. The amount of the intelligence imparted to us, and it may be received as authentic, is as fol lows : The friends of Mr. Clay hare had a meeting in relation to a caucus, and have positively decided that they would not attend one, unless for the pur pose of defeating its object, by voting against any recommendation by the members of Congress.— Whether the latter course would bo adopted, or whether the unconstitutional measure should he de feated by absenting themselves, was not finally de cided upon. The friends of Mr. Adams were also to meet during the present week, for the same pur pose, f. «. to determine whether they should doom the caucus to a positive or negative death; or, in other words, whether they should kill the monster, or let it kill itself.” This information, the Editor intimates, is from the best authority, and inny therefore Ire implicitly reli ed upon. Upon these assurances, at least, we shall tako its truth for granted. A portion of the members of Congress, then, are privately deliberating, in classes, each class a de cided minority of the whole, whether, upon grounds of expediency, they shall attend, or absent them selves from, a General Meeting of members of Con gress. In this wc see nothing to condemn. The right to consult together in distinct coteries, stands upon the same ground as the right, exercised by all parties, in all our governments, to consult rolterJively. Resides such consultations by members in Congress, there is not a State in the Union, in which such consultations have not, in some shape or other, been held by the members of their respective legislatures. Sometimes they are public and general, as in the Genera! Meeting of Republican members of Con gress; sometimes confidential and secret, for other than general objects; but in all cases they rest on the same foundation—the right of opinion among individuals, and the right to compromise that opini on for the general good. The«c principles are at the foundation of <rur government, and of all free go vernments, as well as of caucusing. In what this trib-caucuting is to terminate—to [ what extent, and in what manner, persons arc pledg ed by it, we have no means of information. Rut this wo can freely say, for ourselves, that it, on as sembling in general meeting, according to former custom, it shall appear that there is a majority si gn inst malting any nomination, no harm, hut some good, will be done. A general Congressional nomi na km, Indeed, seems to be more and more called for by the voice of the Republican party, and still more, much more, by the national interest, to which it Is hoped, none of us are indifferent. But, if the majority bo against any nomination, after a fair trial of that Question, something will be gained by nscoruufltnflno fwt- The on tna> polar. which uow distracts the People in several of the most important States in the Union, and prevents them laying their course, will be at un end. What will then be done, we suppose, will be, that the con gressional friends of each candidate will seperatcly propose him to the people, with such effect on the public mind, as tbr influence of their names, services, and known principles, may entitle it to. It appears to us, speaking us spectators merely, that the sooner matters ate brought to this crisis, the better. We should, to be sure,prefer a general nom ination for our own guidance; but, if it be not made, we shall not fash ourselves about it. We have none of that bitterness about us which, on the least opposition to our wishes, turns to gall the u milk of human kindness"—much less of that fastidiousness which tolerates no opinion hut our own. We shall support the general nomination, if one he made; but, in the mean time, our columns shall he, as they conspicuously arc to-day, w open .to all parties, in fluenced by none," reserving only to ourselves the »i(,lit of opinion and expression which wc freely ac cord to others.—JVa/. Jut. • Petersburg, February 3. 1 Washington's birth-day—The Greek cause. The meeting called by the Mayor of Petersburg, ou Friday evening last, for the purpose of adopting arrangements to celebrate tlte ensuing '22nd of Fe bruary ; and at the same time to take into consi deration tire propriety of uniting with our fellow citizens generally throughput the Union in a contri bution to aid the cause of the (tracks; was attend ed by a large number of our citizens—auii after be ing organized, and a Preamble and sundry Resolu tions had been read, a committee of five was ap pointed by the Chairman, with instruction to make report on this evening—when it is hoped, the attend ance will not be less numerous. The following are the Minutes:— TOWN MEETING. Alan uncommonly numerous meeting of the citizens of Petersburg, held at the Courthouse, mi Friday evening, Jan. 30,1821, for the purpose of adopt ing suitable measures to celebrate the approaching 22nd of February, and also to devise some plan for the purpose of raising a fund in uld of the Greek Cause: Joan H. JIrown, Esq. was appointed Chairman, Edward Pescud, Secretary. The Chairman having explained to the meeting the purposes for which the citizens had been conven ed—Mr. Yancey rose and addressed the Chair, and after a few preliminary observations, submitted to the consideration of tire meeting, a Preamble and sundry Resolutions, embracing the two-fold object for which the meeting had been convened. Where upon, 'Mr. m. nouerison, jr. moved that the rrcamulc and Resolutions be referred to a select committee, with authority to report their proceedings to a sub sequent meeting of the citizens. This motion was seconded by Mr. Richard G. Prgrarn, and unani mously agreed to. The Chairman then named the following gentle men, to wit:—Messrs. Yancey, Robertson, Pegram, Henderson, and Dr. May, the committee; who are to take the subject into consideration, and to report their proceedings thereon at a meeting of the citi zens on Tuesday evening, at 3 o’clock, at the Court house. On motion, Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting he published in the several newspapers of this town, for the general information of the citizens of Peters burg. The meeting then adjourned till Tuesday evening, 3 o’clock. JOHN H. BROWN, Chairman. Fdward Pescci), Sec'ry. SENTIMENT OF INDIANA. House of Representatives, January17. Mr. Blake presented the following preamble ant? resolutions: Whercas'the enpouragement given to caucusnom inations, for the offices of President and Vice Pre sident of the United States, excites in us^he liveliest apprehensions for tire safety of the Union; because \vc believe it to be a practice, trammelling the peo ple in the exercise of tiicir dearest franchise; at war with their feelings, and the principles of their politi cal institutions; nourishing the growth of party in trigue, which carries in its train, every species of dangerous and degrading corruption ; and a prac tice, which, if not checked in its progress, will ulti mately undermine the sacred rights, the prosperity and happinessof the American people. Therefore, in obedience toour duty, to the State we represent, to our fellow-citizens of the Union, Resolved by the House of Representatives of the GeneraI Assembly of the State of Indiana, That it is the right of the people, reserved by them, in the Constitution, to elect the President and Vice Pre sident of the United States; and that any attempt, by Congressional nominations, in.caucus or other wise, to exercise this invaluable privilege, unless au thorized by the constitution, should l>c regarded, by the American people, as a dangerous encroachment on their rights, tending to the ruin of the Republic. Resolved,further, That his Excellency the Gov ernor, he requested to transmit to our Senators and Representatives in Congress,this plain and matured opinion, expressed by the House of Representatives of the people of this State. Mr. Kelson moved to ndefinalely postpone the further consideration thereof; which <ras decided in the affirmative—Ayes 36, Nays 8. ! Beaver County, Pennsylvania.—A meeting of the republicans of Beaver county was held at the courl house in Beaver town, on the 13th instant, at whicl the following, among other resolutions, was adop ted: Resolved, That, for the purpose of promoting harmo ny in the great republican family of the Union, nad to secure the election of a sound republican of Jef fersonian principles as the next President, itis.inthu opinion of this mceting,indispensably necessary, :il this time, for the republican members of Congress to meet and recommend a suitable character foi this important situation. Charleston, Jan. 22. Loss of the schooner Kitty, by a Water Spout.— Thr. coasting schnr. Kitty, Capt. Eldridge, sailed , from this port on Monday morning last, with two hundred bushels Corn and Peas only, on hoard, bound to C mbanee. When about to haul up for South-Edisto, with a pleasant breeze, the wind sud denly died away, and it became a dead calm_In this situation, without the least previous intimation j of danger, the schr. was struck and capsized by a iratcr spout.—The captain and crew.soon found them selves upon the. bottom of the vessel; and the boat, which was laying upon the deck of the schr. havin'' drifted near them, thcysuccecdcd in getting on board her, though half full of water, and were soon after taken up by the sloop Amazon, and from her trans ferred to the schr. Milward & William, Else, from Combahee, in which vesFcl they arrived here on Wednesday moaning. Capt. Eldridge and crew lost every article of clothing, &c. except what they had on at the moment the vessel was upset. The schooner belonged to Capt. Elliott, of this city. 0*(;apt. Eldridge, and the crew of the schr. Kitty, take this method to return their sincere thanks to Capt. Eldridge, of the sloop Amazon, for his assis tance in rescuing them from impending death, ami for his humane attention to them while on board nis vessel—Courier. Mirrjui9 La FetijcUec—u In the year 1737 Ihern was a destructive fire in Hoston, inconse quence of which many of the inhabitants were reduced to want. The Marquis La Fayette, who was then in France, having- heard of the calamity, immediately wrote to a friend in Mas sachusetts, expressing bis sympathy for the suf ferers, and directing- him to draw a bill on him for 300 pounds sterling, to be applied towards their relief, 't he hill was, accordingly drawn, the money was received and was applied accor dingly to his direction. The farther of one of the present members of Congrc** from Massa chusetts, was the gentleman to whom the let ter w'as addressed, and lus son still preserves it as a precious memorial of the philanthropy and American’feeling of La Fayette. This A merican feeling has indeed been manifested by every a/ff ofhi« life, ft i« wep tfrWvwn f / the Marquis has an only son, wlpfl boars the name of George Washington, and Sidy two daughters, one of whom is called yirginiat and the other Carolina.71 Naval Anecdote.—When the bravo Sir George Rooke was making his will, some friends that were present, expressed some surprise that he had not more to leave. ‘Why,’ said the veteran, ‘I do not leave much, but what 1 do leave was honestly ac quired, for it never cost the sailor a tear, or the na tion a farthing.’ 3^o. Eagle llow. SAMUEL PUTNEY, Agent, HAS RECEIVED, by late arrivals from New York, a most elegant assortment of GENTLEMENS’ AND LADIES’ BOOTS Am> SHOES, • OF THE FOLLOWING KrtvDS: Gentlemens’calf skin Boots, 1st,2d, and 3d quality, Ditto, ditto, Bootees, do. do. do. Pitto, ditto, Shoes, do. do. do. Ditto, Morocco Pumps, with & without heels, Lads' Shoes, 1st and 2d quality, Ladies’best calf skin Bootees, Ditto, ditto Morocco ditto, Ditto, ditto, ditto, walking Shoes, 1st, 2d, 3d quality, Ditto, ditto, tea colored ditto, ditto, Ditto, ditto, sealskin do. do. do. do. do. and • Ditto, ditto, black figured & plain Satin Slippers, Ditto, ditto, ditto, English Prunella ditto, Ditto, ditto, black Morocco Slippers, 1st, 2d, and 3d qualities, Ditto, ditto, tea colored ditto, Ditto, white Semite silk ditto. Ditto, blue ditto, ditto, Ditto, Mazarine ditto, ditto. Ditto, pearl colored ditto, ditto, Ditt), Salmon ditto, dittOj ditto, Childrens' red; green, tea colored, & Morocco boots, Ditto, leather Boots, Mens’coarse bound ar.d unbound Bootees and Shoes, Boys’ ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, Womens’ ditto, and fine leather ditto, ditto. A$themo5tof the above articles are made in our nanufactory, and of the best matei ials which can be procured, wc flatter ourselves wc shall continue to nect with the liberal patronage we have hitherto re reived. WE HAVE AI.SO ON HAND, Leather Travelling Trunks, of all sizes, Seal skin ditto, ditto, IBiir ditto, ditto, Portmanteaus, Emmcrson’s celebrated Razor Strops, And an elegant assortment of gentlemens’ and la dies’ Pocket Books. The above articles have boon procured at very re duced prices, and will be sold oil the most reasonable terms. Jftn« 30. 4\v2 CAREY STREET YttnAeiry und lYVank-ftuok MANUFACTORY, Opposite Mayo's Bridge. THE subscriber respectfully informs the the pub lic, that he still carries on the BOOK-BIND ING, in all its branches, and at the same time re turns his thanks to his friends and customers for ther liberal encouragement. He is now closely engaged, ns a workman, in the above line of busi noss, and promises thatall kinds of work committed to his care, shall be done with a degree of accuracy, neatness and durability, calculated to render satis faction, as it respects materials workmanship and reasonable prices, (they being his great objects;) and sincerely hopes, by strict application to busi ness, he will be deserving of encouragement in bis present situation. Having had considerable experience in Europe and America, tbe subscriber assures those who arc unacquainted with him, that he will not at least be found inferior in executing work of any kind ; and s-hould any thing in this city, as it respects the binding or materials of a book be pronounced supe rior, he should like to be farvored with a view of the same, in order that he may be instructed in making one for a comparison, if possible—as a me chanic’s mind and hand can always find room lor improvement, particularly when be meets with su perior workmanship. Ha has provided himself with an assortment of large size PAPER such as Super Royal, Royal, Medium, Demy, Foolscap and Folio Post, for Mer chants’ Account Books and public offices generally, which will be ruled and-raadc to order by any pat tern, equal to any in this country, or no charge will be made for the same. Also, on hand, Russia, English and American Calf Skins, Parchment, Vellum and Morocco, of various colors,suitable for all kinds of binding. Ledgers, Journals, Day, Cash, Invoice, Tobacco, Bill and Check Books; Deed, Will, Execution, Ol der, Docket, Fee and Minuto Books, are ail made of the best materials, and of the most suitable pat terns, with despatch.—Particular attention will be paid to all orders, cither iu the city or from a dis tance. IE/" Members of the Legislature aro respectfully invited to leave their ordt—s at the Bindery, or if more convenient, at the Compiler Ofiicc. AH kinds of Binding, including extra calf or mo rocco gilt, will be done iu a handsome style, on very reasonable terms. N. B. A small assortment of BLANK BOOKS and CHECKS, are kept regularly for sale.—All orders thankfully received ainl promptly executed, and forwarded, well packed, to any part of Vir ginia. FREDERICK A. MAYO, January 30. ts2 Agent. V* ata. a. r«-36WHy7:FOW«, Keeps constantly on hand, SPECTACLES mounted in silver, steel and tortoise shell; also Goggles, Spectacles with double glasses, and new glasses, irhitc and green, to put into old frames, which he will have done at the shortest notice. GLOBES, Mathematical Instruments, Mag nets, Thermometers, Water colours, black and red Crayons, Pcueils, Drawing Books and Paper. WALKING CANES, Pen and Pocket Knives and Pocket Books. BIBLES, TESTAMENTS, Praver and I f vmn Books. VIOLINS, Germ..n Flutes, Flageolets, Cla rionets, Fifes, Instruction Books and Music for different Instrument*, Music Books and Paper, Strings, Bows, Bridges, Pegs and Reeds. Sf IIOOL BOOKS, Greek, Latin, French and English, with a general assortment of Lite rary W orks. BLAN K BOOKS of all descriptions, for Mei chants or County Court Offices, ruled and made to any pattern, with or without feint lines, Patent Backs and Russia Bands. Largo writing, Foolscap and Letter Paper, in great variety, and Parchment. Old Books ro-bouml. and all kinds of binding done m the handsomest and mostdurable manner. Every article sold on the lowest terms, and all orders promptly attended to. January 27. 6t POR sale at the Hornet office, and at WCr. ttr it tv. ■ « «... - * Rirhynemd JPdr/y—by a Virginian, originally published in the. Washington Repuiilh an.”— Price 27) rents. February ~ Cotiim Daiv Iron, COUNTRY STEEL, &c. Ue totejtut received from Wert) York, i ft ^a'r Co1tton Yam.fromNo. S to 17, J.U 10 ton# Rar Iron, 3 do. Country Steel. 30 W*Lf famuUy™;, k£££ ,slc r*ci^ “J *£££? wm bu su,J w * »*. «** BROCTvEN BROUGH Si HARVIE January 27 valuable~land for sale! Tile subscriber is authorised to sell. THV 1 RACT OK LAND of Doctor Robert II. Rose - in the county of Amherst. It issitnated on Harris's" creek, a considerable branch of James river, and within about 4 miles of the town of Lynchburg. It contains 563 acres—about 250 of which are cleard ‘ oO of it prime Low CSrounds—the balance of the tract. is heavily timbered. This entire tract of land is very rich, and well adapted to the culture of tobacco. On the creek embraced on this tract ot land,there is a lino mill seat. Few tracts of land, ■ ol its extent, can be of more value than this. If a private sale be not effected before Thursday the 4th* day ol March next, it will oil that day, if lair, if not the next fair day thereafter, Sundays excepted, at 11 o clock, most positively and unconditionally be sold, before the door of the Franklin Hotel, in the town of Lynchburg, at public auction. The term® will be made accommodating.——If the sale be made at auction, the credit will be in equal payments at one and two years from the date of the sale. Bond* w ith approved security will he required. RICHARD POLLARD. January 27. tdsl PROPOSALS For publishing in Richmond, a netc Political Papcrt TO BE DENOMINATED THE CONSTITUHCNAI WHXCK. Accident having led the subscriber to edit a news paper in the interior of Virginia, he feels the neces sity of transferring himself to some city, where the business he has selected as a profession can be pros ecuted with more advantag^ to himself, and, he hopes, with more usefulness to tho public, than in> a “ provincial*’ town. Ilia own judgment, and the udvic« of a ‘few friends, have reconv.ncnded the Metropolis of Vir ginia, as an eligible* site, for the establishment of u. new Political Newspaper. Whilst newspapers, keeping pace with the pro gress, of wealth, population, and intelligence, have multiplied to a surprising degree in evciy other sec tion of tire Union, it is a singular circumstance that in Richmond alone, where so much talent, wealth, and political zeal are concentrated, and whoso statesmen are continually appealed to by the whole American confederacy, for the most enlightened and orthodox views of National policy, but one paper should be found, to utter the various and conflicting opinions of the old,as well as the new parties, which the impending crisis has called into existence. It h> a signal compliment to the “ Richmond Enquirer,’* that this state of things is alone attributed to its ac knowledged ability,and wide-spread celebrity. Ori ginating at a period when recent events had clearly dr fined the opposing views of the old parties : at taching itself with ardor to the triumphant Demo cracy : enriched by the contributions of the ablest statesmen ol the country, and supported by the in defatigable 7.cal, and disciplined talents of its edi tors, that paper fought its early way to popular fa vor, and has since sustained its proud pre-eminence, without a rival, and without distrust. Concurring in devotion to the great doctrines which the Enqui rer has so long, and so faithfully supported ; admir ing its steady attachment, and grateful for its servi ces, to the Republican Purty, 1 have neither the vanity to expect, nor the ingratitude to desire, by the establishment of another paper, any diminution of its popularity or patronage with the public. It is due to myself to declare, that my present design was conceived neither in hostility to the principles of the Enquirer, nor to itself. If, latterly, a considerable proportion of the Democracy of this and other States, have suddenly found themselves at issue with the Enquirer, on the prominent national topic of tb« day, that apparent disunion is to b-‘ ascribed rather to difference of opinion as to the means of porpetu ting the triumph of the party, and the harmony anti integrity of the Union, than to any abandonment of principles on either side. Whilst that paper sup ports Mr. Crawford, on republican grounds, others have supported Mr. Adams on similar : and if we acknowledge tbe course of the Enqum-r to have , been dictated by an honorable conviction of adhe rence to principle, we claim for the democr tic friends of Mr. Adams the same liberal construction of mo tive. Attempts have been made to identify tho friends of Mr. Adams with the old federal party ; and scattering examples may be cited to support the assertion, and to give it an air of plausibility. Hut, if Mr. Adams is supported in the North, by Messrs. Walsh ami King, Mr. Crawford is supported in Vir ginia, by the roost active federal leaders ; and it certainly is no unreasonable apology, for the advo cates of the former, in this State, that, in the im pending contest, they find nearly the whole ultra \ fedoral strength arrayed against them. Relieving that the apathy of Virginia and North Carolina had rendered the prospects of Mr. Macou in succeeding to the Presidency, hopeless, for whom only, of all the persons named, those States could have given an honest vote, I have early, as the edi tor of a newspaper expressed a preference for Mr. Adams, rs a choice, of erilsy as uniting a greater mass of qualifications, and as most likely to harmonixo the sectional feelings o.'thc North and South. To this course, as the result of sincere conviction, and to avoid inconsistency, I shall continue to adherei— If, however, the support of Mr. Adams in the Whig, be a consequence of its establishment, that conside ration has had no influence in producing the event. Official patronage hat neither been instrumental in creating the Whig, nor will have the smallest influ ence over its political opinions. To our friends, tins disavowal will be supererogatory, while to the public it may be necessary, as a guarantee for our independence, and the purity of our motives. Dnily experience proves that the press in America is fast losing its independence and respectability ; and from the particular crisis which we have selected for commencing a paper, wc acknowledge our appre hension of being classed by some, among the vena) > herd, who have sold their papers, and themselves, to | the unprincipled aspirants to public office. The Constitutional V, big. as its name implies, wdll be devoted to the doctrines and the men of 1 <98. To detect, and to aid in defeating, all de signs against the Constitution of the United States, ajainst its integrity, its alteration,or enlargement; to revive, to revere, ami to inculcate the Constitu tional prerffpt3 of Messrs. Jefferson, Madisorilttnd Beane, will be the dearest duties of its editorj.— Our political croed is summed up,in the following brief articles: Veneration for the Constitution. Opposition to theextension of the tariff system. Opposition to all National improvements, without the authority of the people. To nil standing armies, and to the fortification system. Out columns, nevertheless, will be open to politi cal disputants of ull complexions; nor do we con ceive ourselves entitled to any other direction hi rejecting communion tions, but the right to decide if j decency has been regarded, or some share of ability I displayed. Wc, therefore, invite tj»e commitnien • tions of correspondents.political, literary, and sricn I tific, an<l pledge ourselves sacredly to preserve theif secrets. The Constitutional Whig will be published twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, on n sheet as large as the Knquirer, at five dollars per annum.— The price of subscription will not be required until six autbs after the issuing of the first number, a* we dosire to convince the public that its existence wilt lie permanent. Payment in advance will hov. - ever U gratefully received, and acknowledged by ibe Proprietors as a flattering mark of confidence ir ♦ their promises, v JOirV H. PLEASANT?. inSEfrH FUTKKB.