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ntOM THE NORFOLK HERALD.
§>\«m the Poetical B ad^et of our Invisible Corres pondent. GAG-LAW. ’Tis handed down, by each succeeding sage, /.ml cVn recorded too, in many a page, 'I hat idle habtjs are indeed a curse ; Lut yet the Muse is firmly oi opinion, It were far better they should have dominior, 1 han folk, should </« what may be reckon'd :cersc. This shrewd suggestion brings into my mind, A plan (tis said) by men ol sense design'd, " !\° *11 *^(ITlrr4 once occupied a station ; 1 he 7'urks it serins, were with such follyseized, i hey wish'd to spend their money as they plcasid, And this required u little limitation. The thoughtless dogs would at a single dash, For lottery tickets oft advance their rash ; —This to prevent, the grave Utcan essay'd— —“ Stop Madam Muse—where did this happen, In .7 igit rs—fool!—in other States they say, This wi e.cperumnt nas not been made. Well then, in Jl triers,—so the story goes. There was no Turk who stood upon ten toes, \V ho dared to sell these tickets to his friends ; IJut yet they “ whip'd the d—1 round the stump,” And tickets brought from London at a jump, l’y which, as usual, they could gain their end. This so incens'd the worshipful Divan, That they resolv'd at once to maul their plan, And to declare their \\ ill, in more than hints ; So told the printers—“hoys,so scarce the cash is, “ Ye one atul all shall take a thousand lashes, f It once ye mention lotteries in your prints. 14 Moreover, by your masters 'tis enacted. Whatever business is lobe transacted “ (Although the dose is bitter, ye must drink it) 4 To teslk of lotteries, Turks, shall be a crime, “ For which ye'll get a bastinatc, each time, ‘‘Aye—soundly wattled—if ye only think it.” The Turks, poor follows ! could not but submit ; In “ old k’irgi/iia" we should “ think a bit,” And .i*aew the lads, we had some resolution ; —We’d ask them—or such of them as could spell, If they had studied, or examined well That thing we boast of, called a—CONSTITU TION ? We’d tell them plainly, (as we are not 7\irkt,) We don't «o well approve your handy works ; (As free Virginians, wc could do no less ;) And since your knowledge does not so far reach, We’ll not give up the “liberty of speech,” And we'll maintain the “freedom of the press.” Fine times indeed ! if such attempts were made, Hut of our insc men we are not afraid ; Although in some assemblies, a majority Of fools appear, as law givers of note \Vhoall the wise men cominoidy out vote, And leave them in a pitiful minority. If such a though* should come into slteir heads, It might be peutl next, to seek our beds, iiefore the appointed time—the legal hour, And when a man might wish to kiss his wife, To steer quite clear of legislative strife, l!e first must humbly ark them fortltc power. Depend upon it Jftf*iCi:rsSpriggs, and “ Briggs,” ’Tis not on as thet yc shall run your rtggs And cut so many “ mighty shines” and dashes, Republicans will tell you better things, That ye are servants only, and not kings. And sooner give you r.ine aril thirty lushes. These grown t</> boys, wil'd all their anticktricks Might lay a penalty ol>,ver.ty kicks Should we with left band ever hold a bridle. For these big children, liketheir little brothers (To shew their mighty power over others) Would do some misetutf, rather than be idle. To ride when we might walk,'might be a sin. Or drink French brandy who* we might have gin, And if we did not like it, dare not shew it : To string up rhymes might be a cast offence, Though not remarkable for wityor sense. And than—the "Lord have merely on the poet. Should these great little men bereme so bold, Asto suppose tnat we are ‘bough: and sold,’ And they must tell as how out cash to handle ?T would be a pity that a man-should hinder A slight perusal of one Peter Pindar, Aboistu Tire Diamond pin, 'xuAJarOiing candle.*’ Iso, no, our Legislature never thougiu That we to sucii condition could be b«i*t— ’’That they were workmen, and weenry tools, /But if they did—next April tve’ii upb.T.id them ' With thinking thus of people who had made than, And we’d be served no longer by such Kpole. -ARIEL. MR. ADAMS’ POPULARITY^ MARTI. \.\ii Mr. Munrok— Observing a few weeks since a great dith tnTce <<i opinion between you and the editor of the Morning Chronicle, respecting the sentiments of the momlicr: of the Legislature of Maryland, in regard -tr, the most popular candidate for tire Presidency., in order Vo come at the trutli for truth’s sake, I wrote'te-secre xal members of the Senate and House of Dclrf ates to furnish me with a statement of the votes -which each candidate would liavc had provided a LegisGa tive nomination had been made. The answers 1 have received all agree in one fact, that Mr. Abaks was decidedly the strongest, having a majority over all toe other candidates. 1 send you extracts from Jive of the letters, which are word for word as in the originals. Any one doubting this statement, may have an opportunity of seeing the originals by call ing at mv residence where i shall take particular pleasure in shewing them. My name and place of residence you will I t pleased to make known to any -(.lie desirous of the information. W . [Balt. Patriot. , Extract of a letter from a member of the House of De legates. “ Annapolis, Fob. 12, 1C24. Th" editor of the Morning Chronicle is certain ly wron.. How he could have taken up the idea that Ge.-.cral Jackson liana majority of our legisla ture in !’:•> favor I cannot < onjccture, unless his wish es have an undue influence upon his opinions. Mr. i i s decidedly the strongest with us, next t lum is Mr. Calhoun. At the early part of the sea son I saw hst giving Mr Adams -1G out of 93._ Since thro li; friends liave increased so that l mm led confident he has a majority over all the other candidates.”—[/A. Extract of a Utter from a member of the Senate. Annapolis, Feb. 13,1824. “Your favor of the 11th inst. came to hand tin •flay, and contains information I have never hear t hinted before ; you say the editor of the Morning Chronicle will have it, that a majority of the Ic"ida ttire n Maryland are in favor of General Jayson fior the Presidency. How the Editor of that pup,., got sui ii iii/or-nation l am at a loss to conceive, it widely diTersfrom the hest information I have beeo jihlc to collect on the subject, which is, that Mr. A n vm bi a majority over all the other candidates. I a.n i iciiucd to think he has about 30 out of 93 members.”—[ lb. Jic'racl of a letter from a Member of the House De legates. Annapolis, Feb. 16, -ir,24. ”Tshould have answered your letter earlier, hut such has been the nature of my engagements, that time was not allowed me to give you satisfactorily the ' I fo< mation you desire. The Editor of tin * M »r litt* •'Ihronicls" wa3 surely never more sad! deceit . 1. if ho supposes that a majority of the Mary ;«nd legislature are favorable to the election of Ge neral FaoHson to the Presidency. I think I amfu! 1y authorised to say, that of all the candidates for that station-Mr. Aoa ns has a moyt decided majori ty. i do not mean merely, that Mr. A. has a grea ter number of friends than any other candidate, hu I believe my knowledge of the sentiments of the members, will justify the statement, that he has an nn*q ivpcal majofrty in a joint ballot, and in refer ence to anyothe candidate,the friends of Mr, Adams are in the proportion of 3 to l ”—[/♦. Extract of a letter from a number of the House of Delegates. Anna poms, Feb. HI, 11.2-L “ I recaivcdyour loiter requesting me to ascertain the sentiments of the Legislature on tin* Presidential question. I have as far as practicable. Somemcin I hers had left the seat ofgovernment and a few others [ have not made up their minds on the subject. The ! tallowing is the result of the inquiry vou requested. I here can bo no mistake in the following statement ns with the exception of tour, each member made a score under the name of the candidate he prefers.— Adams, 41, Calhoun, U, Jackson 10, Crawford 10 Clay 7. Of the Kxecutive Branch of the Govern nient, Adams 4—Calhoun 1—Crawford l.”—£/6. Extract of a letter from a member of the House of Delegates, dated “ A.vnapwi.is, Felt. 22, 1821. “ ^ ou will be pleased to pardon the seeming ne glect or inattention from having thus long deferred an answer to your letter of the 12th iust. It has entirely proceeded from a wish to ascertain, by en quiry among the members of the Legislature, the ac tual number in favor of each of the candidates. Tire result is,'that of «he two branches of the Legislature SO arc iu fa nor of Mr. Adams, |;J for Mr. Calhoun, II for Mr. Crawford, 10 tor General Jackson, and7 lor Mr. Clay. I he sentiments of four not known. The Governor and Council stand 4 for Mi . Admits, 1 for Mr. Calhoun, 1 for Mr. Crawford."—[//;. ■Mr. Adams' populaity in Ohio. The Delaware (Ohio) Patron of February 5th, says—uWe are daily strengthened in tire belief that .}fr. Adams will be our next President. We have numerous essays which speak the sentiments of the people in various parts of tho union, which we in tend to lay before our readers in due time, all tend ing to shew the conviction that is felt ofthc superior ity of Ins merits, and that a sense of justice pre vails, which siiail reward them." A correspondent of the smite paper says—u Mr. Adams despises all electioneering acts. Why do not people say, he is not the friend of our gallant na vy? lie does not daily profess his ardent attach ment to it. Vet, who doubts it? So of our com merce,—our fortifications,—our schools—he does not vociferate Iris approbation. Yet, is it on that account, doubted? Wc find this one fact—that whenever he is called to ac/,he always arts for the real and acknowledged good of his country. And he leaves it to the discernment of the citzrns of his country to read his sentiments from thirty years of honest and devoted action. In this period of action not a speck scarcely' is found as the food of criticism. How impotent are jtrofessions iu comparison with this fact." Extract of a letter from a member of the Ohio Leg islainte, to a gentleman in Boston. “ Mr. Adams is the most popular candidate in this state. Mr. Clay and Mr. Calhoun have each a few friends-, hut the great majority is in favor of Mr. Adams, who is supported both from policy and from principle." NEW YORK LEGISLATURE. The committee of the senate of New York, to whom was referred the hill passed by the assembly for the choice of presidential electors hv the peo ple, have reported, that it is “ not expedient to pass the bill from the assembly, or any other bill chang ing the present mode of appointing electors of presi dent and vice president of the United States; or at least until the efforts which are now seriously mak ing in congress to establish a uniform rule of appoint ment, by an amendment of the constitution of the Luitod States, by which the people can elect by dis tricts, have either terminated in the adoption or re jection of suc!i amendment by this body.”—The report was laid on the table, in order to afford time to print it, before it should be taken up in committee of the whole, by a vote of lo to 9.—[American Sentinel.] Till: ELECTOR!AL LAW. It will he seen by the Legislative Report, that Messrs. Dudley, McCall,& Wooster, to whom Lieut. Gov. Root referred tin* Electoral bill from the As sembly, have nia !e a long report decidly against re storing to the People the choice of Presidential Elec tors. This adverse report, the course taken by the enemies of the hill in the Senate, and the confident predictions of its enemies oat of doors, all indicate a settled determination to reject it and defeat the just wishes of the People; and Major Noah, of tlic Ad vocate, appears to have received such strong assur ance that the bill will be thrown out, thatlic does not hesitate in his paper of this morning, to “ say wirh confidence that the vote of this state will be <d vcii to William II. Crawford for next President.”— Let him not be too certain ; the question on order ing the hill and report to lie on the table, and to print -100 copies of the letter to spread over the state by way of excuse for disregarding the voice of the peo ple. is not a test of the sentiments of the Senate : It will not be snficrcd to sleep where it is. Neither will the people submit in.silence to be de prived of a right 01 popular suffrage which properly | belongs to them, and which they have in the most clear and unequivocal manner demanded to be res tored to them. The advocates of Mr. Crawford may reject tiie bill, hold in contempt the wishes and the rights of the people, resolve to saddle them with the cxpcnce of an extra session of the legislature, and use their utmost efforts to give the electoral vote of | the state of New-York to a candidate for the Prc»i | denry who could not reserve, in an election by tho ; people one fourth of the votes. Suppose they suc ceed in doing all this, and even destroy the influence of New-York in the Presidential election, by cast ing a vote for Mr. Crawford, we apprehend in that case, Mr. Crawford has the poorest chance of any of the candidates before the public. lot tbo«*e who think of a.ssiiinin'r tho rosponsi bnitv or rejecting the electoral bill, reflect that they can never meet at the polls an indignant and abased people whose wishes they disregard and whose petitions they treat worse than indifference. For ourselves, we should he perfectly content whoever of the candidates should receive the electoral vote of New York, provided it is obtained in a fair and open manner, each of them being placed before the people on the same footing, and the people the judges of their respective claims and fitness for the office. But, if the people constitutionally possess the right of deciding for themselves; if they have declared by their votes their wish to exercise that right; if the popular branch of the legislature lias determined to give i* to them by an almost unprecedented majori ty; if petitions are still pouring in from all quarters of the state orgisg the passage of the law in questi on; if it be an incontrovertible fret that one of the candidates could not obtain one fourth of the votes of the people.; if these positions are true, and we believe no impartial man capable of judging will dispute them, what we ask, is the value of that glo rious privilege of freemen, the right of suffrage, if that candidate should receive the electoral vote of this state agaiut the will of three-fourths of the peo ple. The servant malts binsetf above the master; the people are told that they arc incapable of judging for themselves, that they are their own worst ene mies, and their servants will save them from ruin by appointing to rule over them one whom they would not elect themselves. Let the enemies of the electoral bill pause before they incur the fearful re sponsibility of withholding from two hundred and fifty thousand independent electors the right of suf frage. I* will be their turn ere long to speak at the polls, and they w ill speak in a voice which will be heard and cannot then be disregarded. Fo (he Editor* of (he ■VtiCtonnl Intelligencer. vti.fmf'v : In vottr paper of the 4th inst. yon observe that, “At a meeting of the Demo cratic Republican Members of the f/CgisIature of Maine,. l/hinn K. Farris, the present fiover lor, was unanimously recommended Arc. and that the meeting also approved of the nomina ion made at a former meeting, of Joshua Gaze and If ilfiam Clvuboifk as Electors of President and Vice President of the United States, to be Our bv the Electors of the State. They are >nid in.lhe Boston Patriot, to be in favor of the '^lection of William If. Crawford." If, gentlemen, you had commenced the para graph by sayinjgfhat, at a meeting of n minorih/ of the Democratic Republican Members See. the writorof this w<riJd not bare objected to the article. As it is lie wishes you to state that, “ at I a meeting of a large majority of the Dcmoc *a tic Republican Members of the Legislature of* Maine, hold on in the Representatives, Chamber in Portland, Maine, on the ‘-23d of February last, di. K. J’arris was unanimously recommended as asuitahlc candidate for Governor, &c. and that it j was resolved unanimously, “ to recommend to 1 the people of Maine, the lion. James Campbell | and the Hon. Thomas b'lllebroxrn, as the two Electors of President, to he voted for at large,” both of whom are the decided friends and sup I |iorters of Mr. Adams. The meeting which “appoved the nomina tion” of (1 age and Chadwick, was holden the same evening, but one hour later, was called for no other purpose than to nominate a suitable candidate for Governor, and, at the time thev “approved,” consisted, as before stated, of a small minority of the Republican members of die Legislature of Mai.'.e, as appears by accounts lately received from Portland. J1 Member of Congress from Maine. “ What can we reason hut from what we know ?” We took the statement as we found it, i having copied it verbatim, we believe, from an Eastern print.—[Editors. From the .Yew-York Statesman. MINA, &c,—It is pleasing to observe that, altlm’ the government of Great Britain has. by its acquies cence in the destruction of Spanish liberty, given a iiother proof of that meanness of spirit which treach erously condemned the immortal Natoi-kon to the desolate rocks of St. Helena, contrary to the laws of justice, arms, or honor, the Pkopljb do not sym pathise with their rulers in their pitiful policy ; but after contributing individually to the success of the Spanish Patriots while in arms in their native coun try, they now receive them in the most hospitable and splendid manner, and suflicieutly evince that generosity of disposition for which that nation has been for ages celebrated. The gallant Mina, has sought refuge from the murderers of Rafael Kiego. among the English descendants of our common pro genitors, where his reception has been truly worthy I the character both of the illustrious guest and the | warm-hearted hosts. The enlightened orator and patriotic soldier, AnotrEM.ES, with a great number of other Patriots, has retreated from Spain to meet among the Hibernian branch of the Milesian family the proverbial erode mille fallhn of that generous people, and sigh with them over the melancholy for tunes of the countries of the Olive and Shamrock. The London Monthly Magazine for January ob serves : “A groat number of the most eminent of the Con stitutionalists of Spain have taken refuge in this country, and, among the rest, the heroic Mina lias chosen it as his asylum. The apostrophe of the Roman orator, to his friend, may be wellapplied by us on this occasion ; “happy the country which shail receive him—unhappy his own if it shall lose him ” He landed at Plymouth, from the French brig Cui rassier, on the :10th of November, and met with a truly hearty British reception. The beach was lined with thousands to receive him ; and the mo ment he had touched the English shore, he was rais ed upon the shoulders of the people, and carried in triumph to his hotel, lie was soon obliged to ap pear at the window, and a gentleman stated bv his desire “that this was the happiest moment of his life ; that his feelings were completely overpowered by the reception he had met with from the British people, lie had been fighting the hat tie., of his country against its invaders ; he had before done this with Lord Wellington, and if occasion should again call him, lie should he always ready.” In the evening he went to the theatre, and was received with acclamations, the guards'and 61st regiment ap pearing prominent in his welcome ; this is as it should be—the: brave should honor the brave. It would be a pleasing task, but one which would far exceed our limits, to record all the testimonies which this gallant man has received from all classes of the people ; hut we cannot re-dst the gratification of re cording a reply of bison the subject of bis reception, which shows that the noble feeling is still next his heart. Having mentioned his intention of visiting London, and of doing so incog., a friend told him it was intended to give him a public reception, and re quested to know his sentiments on the subject—the following was his noble reply : “These testimonies distress me. I am received like a conqueror; 1 ain invited to festivals ; while 1 only wish, and I ought only, to mourn in solitude over the sufferings and slavery of my dear country.” Mina is understood to be in very limited circumstances ; his views were all public. IIq has had, since his arrival, offers of any pecuniary assistance which he may want, but has refused them all. The 3 punish committee have addressed a letter to him, tendering 500/. cither for his own use, or for any purpose which he may sug gest. Mina in person is low, about five feet seven inches, dark hair, dark piercing eves, and ruddy complexion ; with rather an English than a Span ish look ; he is very lame, having, as our readers may recollect, hud one of his feet severely frost-hit ten. Six ot his Staff accompany him. The cele brated Arguclle.s, and many other of the members of the Cortes, have arrived in Dublin. A meeting has been held here for the reliefof such of these pat riotic exiles as may need it; and, no doubt, British generosity will afford ample funds for the purpose. I he unfortunate Madame Riego receives every con solation of which her forlorn situation is capable._ She has not been informed of the manner of her gal lant husband’s death, hut thinks he has died of~his sufferings in prison. She is represented as being ve ry beautiful. — - LA FAYETTE. The followingcopy ofa letter, of rerent date. from the Marquis La Fatette to Major Joseph Whea ton, of Washington, has been politely furnished for publication to tlie editors of the National Intelligen cer. La Grange, Dee. 20, 182T5. Mi/Dear Sir—T heartily thank you for having presented to my fond recollection our Revolutionary times—iny dear Light Infantry, C'apt.Olney’s Rhode Island Company, and yourself. I feel also obliged to you for the introduction of Lieut. Levy, aii°a iniable young man, and worthy representative of the American navy. Your communications have hern highly interesting to me. I wish, my dear sir, it was in my power to express to you personally my affectionate, faithful remembrance of my compani ons in arms, my particular sentiments for you, and to enjoy the sight of American liberty, prosperity, and virtue. My friend Mr. Gallatin, will have told you wliat duties to the cause of freedom node it, if not a matter of hope, at least a point of honor, to keep my present post ; but, so soon as I can do it with a safe conscience, 1 shall indulge mv ardent wish to visit the happy shore of the U. Status. Accept, my dear sir, the assurances of sincere attachment and good wishes from your old brother soldier, LA FAYETTE. Joseph Wh F. A TOW, Esq. formerly of the R. I. regiment in the Revolutionary war, Washington City. Wo arc always happy to hoar of Lafavf.tto, and never weary of perusing his letters, abound ing-, as they do, in noble sentiments, and paren tal affection for this People. The following is one of them, which trj have the more pleasure in copying, (from a NcW York paper,) inasmuch as it affords a gratifying testimony to the fidelity of the portraits contained in our great National Pointing*,fr xn the Pencil of Trembum., which we apprehend are not as highly valued as it appears to us they ought to he, seeing that they rescue almost from oblivion the features of those whose names adorn the pages of our history. •ATu. ini. Extract of a Irtlerfmm the .Mir quit Is fey rite to Colonel John Trumbull. I’xnts, January 5, 1824. .My firm' Sir: Woids cannot sufficiently ex press how happy you have made me hy your most valuable and no less welcome present.* I received it in my usual family retirement, at La Grange, and was delighted with many happy ♦Copy of Col. Trumbull's new print of the De 1 claratlon of Independence. rccoUectious it did produce, among' which the pleasure of iny frieudly acquaintance with the painter trad a very great share. I at once re cognized all the |>ortniits, and think you have been remarkably fortunate in hitting, not only the feature1;, but the manners and deportment of the principal characters. It is so much the case, that my children, who, George excepted, were very young when they hud a peep at John Adams, pointed out the father from their later ' acquaintance with the son. Hancock, Charles 1 Thompson. Franklin, Kogcr Sherman, &e. &c. suddenly appeared to me in that grand act which has begun the era of rational freedom and self government. I hailed the banner tinder which I enlisted in my youth, and shall die in old age; and I thanked the great artist, the good, fellow citizen and soldier, to whom I was obliged for so tna.-.y lively, aiiccliouatc, atiJ patriotic sensa tions. it is to me, also, an inexpressible gratification to think your admirable pencil has fixed me on the grand ccutml rotunda of the capitol of the United States, in the situation where 1 like my self seen, viz. in my American regimentals, under our republican Continental colors, at the head of my beloved, gallant, atfcctionatc light infantry, at the succcsful close of the Virginia campaign. 1 cannot promise you my actual fea tures would do justice to your [>ortruit of that time; but the heart is the same. The account you give ofthegreat water com munication through these countries which 1 saw for the great part a wilderness, while 1 acted as Commander in the .Northern Department, is tru ly enchanting. In those wonders of virtuous freedom, national sense, and unshackled indus try, my mind seeks a refuge from too many dis quiets and disappointments on this side of the Atlantic. Extract of a letter fro.a a member of the Ohio Legislature, to a gentleman la Itoston. “Mr. Adams is the most popular candidate in this State. Mr. Clay and Mr. Calhoun have each a few friends, but the general majority is in favor of Mr. Adams, who is supported both from policy anil from principle.” ‘ JVilcl Cleese.—When wild geese are turned, they will join with a flock of domestic geese, but at the usual tunc of migration, are very apt to join any flock which approaches near them in their passage.’—William's Hist. Vt.p. 13G. A number of years since, a farmer in .Massa chusetts shot at a flock of wild geese that was passing over to the south, and broke the wing of one of them. lie kept and domesticated the goose, until it was apparently as taineas anv one from our common flocks. The ensuing spring he neglected to clip her wings, and die flew a way in a flock that was passing to tlie north, and he conceived her lost. The next autumn, how ever, when a largo flock was returning to the south, eleven detached themselves and alighted in the farmer’s yard. They proved to be one old and ten youngones. The old was the same that left him in the spring. Hartford Mercury. The Quaker Poet, Bkrsard Barton, whose writings have created a considerable sensation in tiie literary world, was the son of a London trades man, who gave him a decent education, and left him an orphan at seven years. Bernard, however, in 1 iMJti, set up a store in Woodbridgc, Suilblk, but shortly after, losing his young wife, to whom he had been married but a few months, he felt the stroke so severely, that he declined business on account of it. Alter some tim-, he procured a clerkship in the oodbridge bank, where be has been ever since.— His first publication was entitled, “ Metrical Effusi on,” and came from the press in 1812. Since which he lias published several volumes, all of which have been well received. Conway meets with great encouragement at Bos ton. Ilis first appearance there was in Hamlet. Mr. Cooper, the author of the Spy, has lately commenced a fifth novel. The scene is laid in Bos ton and its vacinity,—the time is the early part of the American Revolution. A lriencl has favored us with the following' ex tract of a letter, dated Havana, Feb. 5, 1P»24. “ The U.S. Sclir. Fox, Lieut. Comdt, Ritchie, that went on shore ina northern, galeonthenight of the 31st ult. in this harbor, was got <ilf to-day with little damage, bv the aid of Cnpt. Graham, of the British sloop of war Icarus, together with the indefatigable exertions of C’apt. Kainage, of the U.*S. brig Porpoise, and ( apt. Ritceie, of the Fox.” Norfolk Herald. Extract of a letter to the Editors of the Lynchburg Virginian, dated Rocky Mount, Franklin,Fob. 20. A most horrid Murder was committed in this coun ty on the morning of Friday the 20th iust. by Win. Ferguson upon the body of his wife. The circum stances arc these : Ferguson, some short time before light on Friday morning, went to one of his neigh bors and informed him that his wife was sirk, and he expected she would die in a very short time un less she could he relieved. The neighbor immedi ately gave the alarm to some other of the neighbors, when they went to Ferguson’s house, where they found his wife dead and cold, and her infant child crying by her side. Ferguson did not return, but was found several days afterwards w andering about with bis clothes wet and frozen upon his body. The dead body was buried and no suspicion excited in the neighborhood that she had been murdered, until the lollies found upon the dead body was put into the hands of the washer woman, when she discov ered that there, was a hole through them, and that they were burned with powder. An impiest was immediately held, the body taken up, and it was discovered upon examination that she had item shot. The impiest found that she had been murdered by her husband, and accordingly he was committed to I jail to stand his trial before the examining court ou ' Tuesday next. TIi'? Editor of tlio New York Ever '• lg Post, making1 himself merry at our making w ilrr pas-* for rum, the other day, by a typographical blun der, mentions a mistake of that sort which occur red some years ago in a New York morning pa per, when, instead of “Dr. P. F.ee’s wnrm-ths troying Vozenge* a 'never failing rmetlyf the Doctor was made to advertise “ IJumI>ielon\r storm destroying porrenge*; an ever failing rem kly.” Where a paper is made ready for precs nfior midnight, as is almost invariably the ease with ours during the W inter, the greatest care fails to prevent errors: they even pertinaciously oc cur sometimes where ununiul pains are taken to avoid them. They are almost as often the fruit of too much care as of carelessness. National hiltlligcvrer. ALL persons having claims against Henry Hcth, deed, will make them known to JOHN HETII, £Vr. Coal Pits, Chesterfield C’ly, f Feb. 13, 18-M. ^ 3wG LOCKS, 1st March, 1821. ON Taking possession of the Locks since the death of the late Lock keeper, Mr. West, I found ‘JO sacks of salt, by whom'left i am unable to say: also a cask of Leaf Tobacco, stated on the books to have been taken from Ogilshv Scruggs’s boat, (head man Ben,) on the Ibth of Fehniary. Tlio owners of the above mentioned propoity will please come forward prove their ownership, pay charges, and take possession, otherwise it will be disposed of as the law directs. iTrtlAAI RANDOLPH, Lt>Hv-Kj:rr*f.a. wGw—11 'OR PRIZES AND PROMPT PAYMENT, CALL AT Only three drawing* more to complete the iivftnA State liolteTN OF MARYLAND. And all the capitals remain tube drawn viz • 100,000 DOLLARS 4U,UUU UOIS. (0,000 Dols. 10,000 Dols. 5,000 llols.! 7 of 1,000 Dols. | isOMcK'sa great number of smaller prizes. The 17th day’s drawing is received, and the lighcstprizc drawn is one thousand dollars. The vheelsot tills lottery now present a much (greater prospect for fortunes to adventurers than at any ;>eriod heretofore. Persons who having delay* purchasing tickets, will find it much to their Advantage by making immediate application as tickets advance to twenty dollars on the 25th March : until that time, »» HO!-* i ICliCtS y,lo 00 I I;t I VOS 7 50 (iuartcrs <$3 75 Eighths ‘ 1 85 »»in ue oiuereu at Uic lucky office* of S. k M. ALLEN &: CO. No. 759, Main street, Richmond, Where was sold, and the cash immediately paid to a citizen of Kichinond, ^ o • THE GREAT CAPITAL PRIZE OF 1.00 000 DOLLARS U.:'All prizes in this lottery will be paid at sight, if oriered by us. Delay not! as this may be the last time that >o great an opportunity may officr for obtaining- a fortune. Orders by mail, (post paid) enclosing the cash, )r prize tickets, u ill meet with prompt attention, mil information given by letter as soon as the [lumbers may be drawn, bv S. & Ml ALEEN £; CO. Feb 24_ 4t9 DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. f'DAlIE Partnership heretofore existing under the firm of BROOKE & HUBBARD, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Exum S. Huuiiard, is authorised, to settle the bu siness of the concern. RICHARD BROOKE, EXUM 8. HUBBARD. Jan. nnth, 1824. esCTION and commission business. THE subscribers have Ibis day, connected themselves in business under the firm of BROOKE & COSBY S. They keep their store under the Bell Tavern. Any business, en trusted to them, will be particularly attended tQ. Any article deposited with them for sale, a liberal advance will be made in cash. RICHARD BROOKE, JOHN COSBY, SAMUEL COSBY. Jan. 30th, 1824. Trust Sa\c. ON the 21st day of August 1822 a Deed of Trust, wasexecutcd to the subscribers by James Hill,of tlictowuof Manchester, whereby wasconvey cd to them a Tractof Land lying in the county of Pow hatan, and containing about ninety acres. The subscribers as Trustees, will offer the said Tract of Laud for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at Powhatan Court House, on Thursday the 18th day of March next, that being Powhatan court RICHARD O. HENDERSON, JESSE lilX. Feb. 27. tdslO Domestic Goods. Jf e have on hand, Sc trill receive in a fete days,about 1| Packages Domestic Plaids, Sheetings and Shirtings, of the most approved manu facture in the United States. Moncure, Robinson <Sf Pleasants. January 27. l3j \ sv\uab\e tiaud lor sate. ON Saturday the Gth March next, I will sell on the premises, to the highest bidder,iny LAND in the county ot Chesterfield, lying immediately on the Turnpike road leading to the Coal Pits, and five miles from Manchestei, containing about one hun dred acres.—All the land is in woods except about fifteen acres, and all of good quality, On the pre mises are a good new framed Dwelling House, a Kitchen, \\ heelwright’s Shop, Blacksmith s Shop, ifcc. Any person disposed to purchase, will please call and view the pi utilises, and a bargain may be had by private contract until the day above menti oned, when if not previously disposed of privately, it will be sold to the highest bidder without reserva tion, evasion, or equivocation. 1 his Land would ailoul an eligible stand for a Physician, a Mechanic of almost uny kind or for a Gftx ery-Stnre or Tavern. The title is indisputable —Terms will be made known on the day of sale. JOHN L. MORGAN. Chesterfield, Feb. 17, 1824. 6t7 N. 11. One hundred acres adjoining may be had it desirable, on accommodating terms. SOMXJ SCOTTZ, J^IRST Hair Dresser, Cutter, Wig Maker Orna - mental Hair Worker, Perfumer, kc. respectful ly acquaints the ladies, and gentlemen of Richmond, that he has just arrived from Washington City, and will remain in town about a ryrtk to receive orders for WIGS, TOUPEES, SCARPS, CURLS,and all other kinds of hair works which he is prepared to furnish, to suit any taste, in the first style, and ac cordin'; to the latest fashions. J. Srotti has just received from Pari.? an elegant assortment of LIVE HAIR, which with his own skill, and that of the first workmen in the country, who are in his employ, enable him confidently to as sure the public that lie can furnish every article in his line in a style infinitely superior to any other in the U.S.—and takes this opportunity to invite ladies and gentlemen travelling to the North to call and examine the extensive stock at his elegant establish ments, ti«i Market Jixl IJ South streets, Baltimore. J. Seotti has with him, and will this day open at the store of Mrs. Southgate, Main street, a large assortment of the most fashionable and bestquality WORKED HAIR, viz. WIGS, for ladies and gen tlemen; HAIR BANDS, SCALPS, FRIZETTS, KILL BF.Ai X, BEAU CATCHERS, kc. closely imitating nature—also a small assortment of choice PER FI M ER V, viz. Oil of Cocoanut, so justly es teemed by all who have used it, for preventing the hair from coming out, aud making it grow thicker and longer; l'mas Pomatum, for dying the hair ami whiskers without soiling the skin; Entente of Unset, fresh from Greece, kc. RAZORS aud STROPS, of superior quality, kc. kc. During his stay here, J. Seotti will cut and dress indies aud gentlemen's hair,in the first style—and | to a person desirous of purchasing the whole of the 'tuck he has with him, he would sell a bargain, as it is necessary he should speedily return to Balti iLy* J. S. having received the patronage of all the [ ladies and gentlemen of fashion and taste in every • ity in which he has been, trusts that he will not have cause tocoinplaig of extending his annual tour this season to the capital of the Ancient Dominion, alike celebrated for taste and liberafrty. March 2 tfj| FOR RENT, A I.atiuk Lumber House witl a Counting Room and Lodging Roor on Cary (D) street, next door t' Messrs. Edward Cunningham k So ns and Apposite the Columbian Hotel. —ALSO— A small Tenement on 5th street, between G and ii strests. Enquire of V/M. TI. riTZWHYLSONV. Fcbfuary 1 TI,V r LAW SCHOOL. HL fourth session of the Law School at ,, -f,C r,w* *n county of Cumberland, near rarmviUe, in the county of Prince Edward, on the Appomattox, in Virginia, will begin on the first J°n^a^ *n next’ un(^ end with the year :• KKUHAM, IS situated on the stagq road, from the city of Washington, to Rockingham, in North arolina ; and within less than four miles of the stage road, Irom Richmond to Lynchburg; and is, in point of salubrity, equal to any part of the mid dle country: besides I shall have another office oomph*ted by May or before, with some lodging a partments, which may tend to facilitate the S i! trfM':tlM!ru,cs and conditions Of which, Will be, (except as hereinafter mentioned') ^heretofore; and, for which, I refer to the journal. ? ,IE TERMS of the law school No one will be received, as a student for a less tune than the whole session, unless he has been li censed to practice law ; and then for not less than six months: the tuition fees, for the whole session \vt be ninety dollars: and, for the six months, sixty dollars; both payable in advance. ” AS TO ACCOMMODATIONS: rarmville, not more than a mile and a quarter, from Acedham has in it a most excellent public mute, and kept by a most respectable citizen Mr. Treadwat, w-ho is preparing, to take boarders, for the Law School, on very reasonable terms. A tew gentlemen, too, can live at Needham, as member* of my jam,lVl (with the exception of their waslung) paying i„ advance, for nine months, $*25: and for six months $150, including their books' rhe Law School, has frequently been attended by young gentlemen licensed for the bar ; and it was from their example that, I was led to shorten fho t.mo, as to them, m future; and, to them, it is most respectfully submitted, whether they had not better make their first essay at the bar of the Moot-Court, attached to the Law School, for the time proposed tuan to take the course which is more generally Par MrC JEFFKRSO,V1,,VilC -,hcir aUe"tio"’ to what Mr. JEFFERSON says, in a letter to me, in rela tion to the Law School: “ Of the utility of tlie L*. stitution there can be no doubt it gives opportuni ties to students of practising theirlessons in rheto lt r“» ° ^^ttuatmg themselves to think and to speak with method, and lessens the shock of a premier debut at the bar, so terrible in a first essav of ‘'strength before the pnblic”-And, now let me add that, with these advantages the student might ac quire, a stock of practical knowledge, in the same time, which, he would never got by study The only advantage, the student has in reading a t the Law School, over the student in his closet, is the strict examination, he so frequently undergoes’ upon the law and upon the practice of it It is my purpose, if the students of the next session of tlie Law School, shall wish it, without any other expense to them, to attach also, to the Law School, a Moot Assembly, (once a month) composed of a senate and house of delegates, to be governed in all respects, by our constitution and laws; and to pro ceed m all matters by the rules and regulations of the General Assembly of Virginia; and by the manual of Mr. Jefferson, when necessary: And Should I be so fortunate, in conducting the delibera tions of my pupils, in their legislative operations, as I have been in their judicial proceedings, and they shall he in like manner benefited I shall be most amply rewarded Every pledge that I have madu in relation to the publication of tlie journal of the Law School^ shall be redeemed according to the pledge ; And, if any one doubt about the utility of the Law School, or of the correctness of the proceed ings in it, I do most respectfully invite him to visit it, and unless he is without any relish for the law, I am persuaded, he would leave it under the most friendly impressions. l Will only add, mat the last Thursday in every month,is the day of public examination: and on the last Friday in every month, the Moot-Court is opened In any grade of the courts which couns. 1 may ask for; and, on every Saturday as a month ly court: unless the judge he absent: and if so, when he returns, ha makes up for it: And, as to gentlemen, who left the last session, under circum stances over which they had no control, before thu end of it, they will be allowed the time they lost, upon returning, in the next session. CREED TAYLOR. V irginia, Richmond, March 1824. The Editors of the Motional Intelligencer, of the b redencksburg Herald, of the Petersburg Intelligen cer, of the Lynchburg Virginian, and of the Winches ter Republican, will have the goodness to give the foregoing notice an insertion in their papers respec tively once a week only throughout this month, and inclose their accounts to mrbi; mail to Fannrillc or otherwise, and they shall be duly paid, bi/ their obe dient servant, CREED TAYLOR ' March 8___w4w!3 stenography. ' nnHE subscriber respectfully informs the public, oT7~.V^the has con>menced teaching the art of . HORT HAND WRITING in this city, by which ladies or gentlemen may, in the short space of six hours, be qualified to write the same correctly, and in one week, to note down the language of a public speaker, in a style both beautiful and legible, as fast as delivered. The subscriber has been engaged for more than seven months past in teaching the above mentioned art, in the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Balti more and VV ashington ; and has successfully intro duced it into many colleges, academies and common schools. The most sanguine expectations of alL who have favored him with their attendance, have been invariably gratified, & wherever he has taught, he has received from the enlightened part of this community their unqualified approbation. These unequivocal testimonials of public opinion, evince, in some degree, the superiority which this system possesses over every other hitherto presented for public patronage. Persons wishing to acquire a knowledge of this system ol writing, will confer on the subscriber a favor by calling at his room, over Mr. Colton and Clarke s dry good store, near the Bell Tavern, on E street, this week, between the hours of 12 and 9 o’clock, P. M. Terms $5 for the whole course, which consists of six lessons, one hour each. ISAAC STETSON. March 5 RICHARD POLLARD TRANSAC FS business in Lynchburg, as •Auctioneer and (Jeneral Commission Mer chant. February 20. t„6to T. A. HOLCOMBE. OFFERS his services as a COMMISSION MERCHANT to the Planters, who trade to Lynchburg. His knowledge of the quality of To bacco, his foreign and domestic advices as to its value, and his acquaintance with the purchasers in this market, will enable him to do justice to every planter who may confide produce to his care. Lynchburg, Feb. 21 ts72 tuoiton 'iftTUs Uar COUNTRY STEEL, -fee. Wr have just received from New York, i Balcs Colton Yam, from No. 5 to 17, l"" 10 tons Bar Iron, do. Country Steel. and have tn store, 30 barrel s Loaf and Family Sugar, 800 casks Nails from the BelJe Isle Factory, and Freeborn’s Patent Ploughs. All ot which will be sold low for cash, or nego tiable paper. 6 ■ BROCKENBROUGH & IJARVIE. January 27. f,j THE Cargo of the hrig Frances will he landed jn a day or two, consisting of 107 Bags PRIME GKEeN COFFEE, 10 Hhds. Jamaica Sugar, Loaf Sugar and Window Claes, W^tCunrr^‘Vr«and "m "^-vein n few day*, 100 Barrel, Loaf Sugar, of various qualities, 200 Boxes W mdow Glass, yio?ir><r*, n«bh*,r: $ Pleawnft. Jatttiafy 27. ..