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TUESDAY^SftlWNO, SEPTEMBER 28, 1824.
To the MK.nar.RaoF the Viro'a Assemble ?>us earn Pat ruin, quire Quiritmwi, lmis hnnorum munertbus tuas, •Auguste, virlutes in irum Per titulos memoresque fast us, JEternet? lion.* Chiefs of the State and rulers of the land, Virginia's chosen, delegated band Selected by the People to provide For nil that guard? tier welfare or her pride; At this auspicious Imur sustain your post. And prove.your country’s ornament and boast. A gieat occasion culls on you to act In scenes which must the nation's eye attract. And well conducted may advance still more The ancient glory of your native eluno; May justly the high descent you claim, Aud-prove you worthy of your Fathers' fame. Fayette returns! the great, the good Fayette, To whom Virginia owes (he pleasing debt Of gratitude she never can repay, . But which Vu honor, glory, to display. Dives the Virginian than who wool I decline, The grateful multitude at York to join, And there upon the memorable spot, VVhe?e in our cause the gall iot stranger fought, With cordial welcome greet him on the shore, Do all we c*n,-aml wish we could do more? Impossible : For old Virginia's fame, Xtsueh a native he, conceal his name ; And ‘‘tell it ami in Gath,” nor be it known, Or ever published ** in the streets of Askelon.** No, rather like the congregated train,* Of old, assembled on the Egyptian plain, When Joseph asked, and Pharaoh gave command For all his Host to join the FTcbnic band; And follow Jacob to the destined place, \VI, are found repose the patriarchal race; So, let Virginia's household all combine. Anil youths and elders, horsemen,chariots, join, To prove we feet, And glory to display Tpe pleasing, grateful debt we cannot pay; •And show* the world that ono Kepublic can Be nobly just, and grateful to ft man. unoicc ot the rcople, elders or the State, Whose conduct guides to all that's good or great, Prep.ire. yourselves, to celebrate the dny, Which must your country's character display ; Let not the county that you represent, In honour's field neglect to pitch its tent; But in your several districts form me train, Ami lean the way t<* 1 orfc*jfli'in't glorious plain ; ■Assemble all the horsemen that ybu cat’, Ami take your own position in tlfe van. • VVhat true Virginian do:*s not keep his steed Of .Macedonian, or Toboso breed ? Of gontleijien on horseback, who ran dnnht That ten to t cent'/ thousand might turn out ? Re.dfnrd alone, five hundred might sen 1 forth. Ami Lotidon lead as many from the north \ Fiom little Wariciek, will two hundred move, To gmet the man they venerate and love ; Henrico too will semi its hundreds down, Besides the numbers drawn from Richmond town* And every county of the State at large, Wiil join its debt of honour to discharge. Yes, when the li->t of counties is called o’er, From Alleghany to the Eastern shore, Each sit all at ■York-T'uica, answer to its name, And claim its station on the roll of fame. * Genesis I.. 7, 0, 0. And Joseph wstit up *-.» btt-y his father; nnd with hi n went up .all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house ami all rti.; elders of the land of Egyp*, And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, ami his father’s house : An I there went up with him hath chariots and horsemen : and there was u very grtat co.’Tipcinu.'’ For. TIIF WHIG. Lines addressed to an infant tea flays old, written at the request of a lady, a particular friend of the author. When those ryes which look so bright, First saw the beams of heavenly light, All bosoms thru Idl'd with pure delight. My Baby. Thy parents watch with anxious eye, To drive away each rising sigh, And guard thee from all dangers nigh. My Baby. Thryte lovely cheeks of rosy hue. With breath sweet as the morning flew, And coral lips surpass'd by few, My Baby. And whnn arriv’d at age sixteen, And gaily sporting o’er the green, May virtue in thy paths be seen, My Baby. Oh ! may that hosorn now so fair, Escape from every wildly snare, N or have a thorn to raukle there, My Baby. And when thy earthly course shall end, Oh ! uiay thy soul to heaven ascend, Where joys immortal have no end. My Baby. Hanover, Sept. 12th, 1824. Fun the Wnro. TO YOUR TENTS O ISRAEL* Citizens of I'irtfinift: It is n.»w about 2-1 rears since y«ni tiave individually hart a voice in the election of a President of the IT. States. Previous to the 20th of January ifSt as your peculiar pri vilege, to have in your own hands, the power of selecting the man you wished to rule ovir you. Since that period technical artifice Si political sophistry, (the potent engines of intrigue and corruption) liave in a legislative capacity, virtu ally deprived yon of the right of electi ve fran chise. The time was when you felt much soli citude in the selection of the man, whose power c.la I arm confronted this liapov country- Fatal happiness—-by its soothing* yon have been lulled into forgetfulness of those rights an I privileges, for winch freemen bled and died. It is not to be expected that (ho people are (o be enquired of upon tbo enactment of every law which may bn deemed conducive to the welfare of the peo ple of drlfcrent parts of the state; but when a particular law is deemed necessary, which in valves all that is ntrarand dear to freemen, sure ly the people shotil I be fairly instructed an 1 en quired of before its passage. Was the opinion of the gitilcna of Virginia required, or their wishes consulted upon the change of the electo ral law in 1 J)99 ? Or did their representatives, regardless of their opinion and wishes, as they have hitherto been of the constitution of the «tate, and that of the union, fasten down upon them, tie* law which prescribes tiie nvxlo ofe lectmg President and Vice Prasi lent. Thai • 'his law is iniquitous in it* origin and oppressive in its operation, i* a Let which common sense must discover, and co;ninon honesty acknow ledge. Previous to the 20lh of January 1109, the law provided that one el ■<•'..»r shodI I he el-cfcd by each district throu ghonl the state; I hen the peo ple knew what they wero doing, then the doo 'or knew the sentiments of those by whom lie was elected ; and he in character and Sentiment was known to the people. Ily the law passed in I<109, (which agree* substantially with the pre sent.) tlio mole of election Wav entirely changed. It was rna le the duty of each voter, to vote for l\ electors; (with 20 of whom perhaps ho had no acquaint it:c) one to livo in each electoral district in the state, (ho names of the 21 persons so voted for to be written on a piece of paper the name of the voter to be endorsed on the back of each paper, and handed to three commission ers, who were to he appointed and commission ed bv the executive for that putpose. Hcrc per m t n" to enquire, how are the peoplo of tha or we qualification* ut an elector, or whom they hare never beard ? The caucus man, I suppose wilt answer—this difficulty will be obviated by our representatives, when assembled in the ,City of Richmond. By what authority do they'thus interfere? have .they instruction* from their fel low-citizens? are the sentiments of the people the pivot on which they turn ? No. This general ticket system requires the intervention of a cau cus, sometimes called a faction; coinjmsed of such members of Congress who can reconcile it to. their virtue and patriotism as men and states men ; who meet in Conclave at Washington City, and make a selection of persons to till the offices of President and Vice President. This selec tion is m.'d > known to the legislature* of the dif ferent states who in turn 'hold caucus—confine the nummation made in the City of Washington, and pledge thcrm-elves for their support. They tlicn name in each district, an elector who they know or behove, will support the nomination ; appoint a central committee, a committee of cor- • rosjmndence in each county, c»y, and borough. This central committee forms a ticket contain ing the name* of the electors that have been pointed out by the caucus or named by them selves, (having that liberty if the caucus mis take) and distributes it to the county commit tees, the ill-begotten spawn of faction and iu taigue. The central committee (spawned bv the cau cus) has called upon the citizens ol Virginia to say in November next, how far the strength of the republican party is to he broken bv minori ties? Why Virginia should turn aside from cau cus candidates ? why denounce legislative no minations ? A sketch of past arrangements, may afford much light on the subject. The electors previous to ltKUl, were compa ratively without opposition; at least the earliest exposition to the caucus system, is scon in that year ; when y l members only attended the cau cus which nominated Mr. 'Madison; five of whom declined taking any part in the proceod i ngs. J In opposition to this caucus there was pub lished a protest, signed by 17 members of con gress, inveighing against the impropriety of the measure—“as being In direct hostility to the principles of the constitution—as a -gross as snmjmon or power, not neicgatcu ny yuo people, and not justified or extenuated by any actual ne cessity—as an attempt to produce an undue bi as in the ensuing election of President and Vice President, ami virtually to transfer the appoint ment of those officers from the people to a majo rity of the two houses of congress.” The partiality for Mr. Monroe at that time in Viginia, sought his elcctinn by the appointment of a very respectable committee, for the promo tion ofhis election. Vain and friMtlcss etTorl. The influence of a caucus nomination at Wash ington City, over-reached and over-powered all opposition. Esteem d as M>\ Clinton was by his fi llow-citizens, and decidedly the choice of the powerful state of X. York, lie received on l,-six votes and Mr. Monroe not one. Thus did a caucus of 8 3 members of congress, dictate a President of the United States ! Similar success has attended congressional caucus nominations since the period above sla ted. With regard lathe caucus of -1824 it is fresh in your memory. Sixty-five members of i congress nut of ‘281, encouraged by former sue- j cess, and (he arcana ofpolitical arithmetic, meet together in Washington City, ami dictate a President and Vice President to nine millions of freemen 1!'. This gianj stride at power in a Republican government, should excite alarm in the bosom of every friend of national liberty, and produce the most decisive exertions in reinedv the evil. W e select men for the pumoses of federal le gislation—a meagre band of them- constitute Presidential Electors—take a silent vote on candidates proposed, an 1 recommend thecandi latea selected, under the imposing character of Republicans ! Arc the *>fi members of the con gressional caucus of 1824, the only tie -iiMiran. in that numerous body ? Or do the remaining |8fi feel a “secret dread and inward horror” which bids them beware of a political systematic "rand, that virtually disfranchises one part of the community, and secures to'the other an undue share of political influence? Flitln 'rto the congressional caucus has invari ably designated tbe President and Vice Presi dent. This is an alarming consideration. Un der the sacred name of Republicanism and Re publicans I hey have united heretofore the power and will of the Union, as firmly as if no dissent ing voice prevailed. Opposition has been re garded as a postacy from tbe Republican ranks, and the state tljat departs, or the individual that •dissents from such nomination is denounced. Of what force or consequence arc our boards of E lectors? With potty pomp and lo v parade, they meet and ballot for Pr si lent and V;cc Pre-i dem. It is for nougat, but to confirm the s«>\c rcign commands of the caucus; who dictates the candidates, and leaves to the Electors the task of registering their unwarrantable edicts. It is time to pause, to cast a retrospective eye on the part, to look forward lo the result. The gcr of any intrigue, by which the intended Vico President might be elected President. Aided by the general ticket and caucus system, the Re publican? have frowned d wit all opp wit ion, and now stand diviJed among thdmselves. The cir cumstances which have l>cen heretofore urged i i c\ conation of these measures, n • longer ex isi. Oar candidates for the presidency arc all Republicans, and wliv forestal public opinion bv a congressional caucus nomination : and conti nue the iniquitous and partial general ticket sys tem, the inevitable teml.mcv of which, is to thwart the wishes of one portion at least of the citizens, where it prevails, and aid the secret views of the ambitious and designing. The constitution of the U. States exprossh declares, “ that no Senator or Representative or person holding an office unaT-r the tJ. Stales, shall beappointel an elector.” And vet our President and Vico President for the last 21 years, have been virtually elected by tiro of the three classes of men, expressly prohibited bv the constitution from any agency in this impor tant affair. A p *op!c who owe their liberty to the blood of patriots, should profit by the experience of o thers, and remember that corruption works un seen. While the nomination of the chief magis trate, emanates fro n men associated for months and years together, it cannot fail to inspire fo.«r, that it p artakes largely of the views of (he ambi tious and designing. Ponder on the d-diterions cT-cts flowing from a legislative caucus nomination in the strife <<f N. YooJc. The penile hive b come alarmed for the safety of their elective franchise—and in vain call upon their legislature for a change of the p lortoral taw. If Mr. f’rawford and fJ iik«fin are the favorites of New York, why refuse to change the, elect ir.d law * Tf the? are the choice of the people ofthe If. Stales, in whom alone thcchoirv legitimately resides, whv Wrtbhold from them tlc-ir constitutfinal priri’egu rrn.i ngenev in the selection of their chief magi-lrafe ? A nr tv political era is about to commence, and that loo a'tparentlv, under alarming circum stance?. The setting sun of VTr. Monroe, gives nr* “ token of a goodly dav to-morrow.” The* nomination of Messrs. f’rasrford and Gallatin under the imposing aspectofcongjrcssional name? and Republican candidates, bear? with it an in fluence not easily counteracted. Hitherto the Presidents of the U. States have been selected for service? rendered. Jlfr. Monroe is the last of the revolutionary sages and patriots, and ?re are now to select a chief magistrate from four distinguished characters of the U*?on Thu con erto designated tliePresident and Vice President oftheU. S. could but roeonmsnd one or the other of the men, who have been elected to that very rcsjiousible office; and they were acquiesced in by (he nation, because the favorites of the peo ple were selected they have therefore been Cal led harmless. In the congressional caucus ef 1816, Mr.-Mon roc received only nine votes more than Mr. Crawford. If this was a fair expression of the popularity of Mr. Crawford among the people of the United States; how completely was the will of the people stifled by this caucus nomina tion ? If this political management which makes our members of Congress, in the selection of President and Vice President every -thing; and the people nothing at all, is unseen by them, it cannot be long unfclt. If Mr. Crawford’s popu larity is founded on his influence in the congress of the United Slates, let the American people be ware. Passing by the objections urged against Mr. Crawford, and the truth of those against Albert Callatin, (a foreigner by birth, who lived in me rited political obscutily, during the administra tions of Washington and Adams; for his rebel '■oils & treason iblc acts as chairman of a whis key insurrection committee) the claims of John .Adams to the Presidential chair now present themselves in an aspect truly formidable to the trieuds of a caucus system and caucus candi date. Forty four years has this man been in the school of the republic! The venom of po litical fueling; has met with an antidote in the character and talents of John Q. Adams, that has paralysed its deleterious effects, and secured him an office of honor and profit to himself, of trust and responsibility to the government, un der each oftiie Presidents of the United States. If his character is to be estimated by the many years, in which lie has proved worthy of responsible offices in the government, and the truly distinguished post he now e«*cupies; men who know hut little of public men and mea sures feel much surprise, that a congressional caucus should recommend a man, whose feeble health alone renders him extremely objection aide, ami leaves the Presidential chair, likely lo he filled hy a factious foreigner; who was denied the confidence of the father of his coun try. I will not enumerate I lie objections urgrcd a gainst Mr. Crawford; seeing that a man who for nearly 40 years; has been an officer of govern inent, who has yearly afforded additional proofs of bis zeal, ability-and republican integrity, who both in peace and war, has proved himself wor thy of the confidence of our chief Magistrates: and now stands next to the President in official grade, seeing objections urged against such a man; I will say pothing of those against Mr. Crawford, but look upon them as the ill-diges ted spleen of personal rancour and misguided political feeling. The political friends of the people, have placed John Q. Adams on the list of Presiden tial candidates, &seck his election as a reward for liis long tried and approved political servi ces, both in peace and war. lie loo has his enemies. A Russell, a Smyth, a Cunningham, a Pickering, men renowned for valorous aehiev'tncnls, when quills are the arms, and paper the walls, have hurled flicir fenthered spear but to show how harmless their fury was. The cup of bitterness has been drained to its drugs, the poison of personal and political ran cour has been disgorged, only to render Mr! .1 lams invulnerable, and give to hi:, cause and his character, a hrightno-s that is fast revealing to the. notion, the justice of the one and the re alitv of the other. If 1 lie* gratitude,- which has hitherto characterized this nation, in the selec lion ofits chief Magistrate—if the indignation of Virginia, of the union, is ever to be excited against |>c!i(ic-al schemes of legislative cauco. nominations—“Now’s the day, now’s the hour " I tucoufer the oue and manifest the other. A MOUNTAINEER, j ron thf. wmo. No. I. “Hard i=> his fate on whom the public gaze “Is fixed forever to detract or prai«c; “Repose denies her requiem to his namft, “And folly Idves the martyrdom of fame.” rim combination of certain ultra federalist?? in lioston against John Q. Adams, which has arisen from his determined and constant opposition fin the last twenty years, to the machinations of the Essex Junto, and their idols, Pickering and Ca bot, though it lias astonished many, has hot sur prised those who arc acquainted with the history ofthc Old lory families, and their descendants ii that section of our country, and who are accus tomed to look into caiflfe and effects. From the high encomiums passed on Mr. Webster last winter, by the friends of the Trea sury candidate, many were led to suppose that this distinguished Massachusetts jurist had been tampered with, and the fond expectation that a 1 party would rise tip in the land of steady habits in favor of the caucus candidate, so frequently manifested, while it was disregarded by those who knew the sentiments of Mr. Webster wore in accord with the whole hodv of the m-nnlr- .,f N.mv England, sufficiently proved that manage ment and inancruvre, barter and sale, had hecn resorted to, though not in the open Crawford manner as lias been prncti-od in New York— where, according to the previous confessions of 'Jr Noah, who has lately been discarded bv the owners of the Advocate, that paper was sold ha ils Jfhnirr proprietor, J\Jr. Phillips, to the Van \ s* party, <>n condition that his itehts, amount ing to <ij >000, should he paid, and his family arocidad for, which has hern done, hy pfacing him inthr Custom I louse of New York,at 41 ,000 a year, and his son in the Treasury department i at Washington with the salary of >00! i Can the Republicans of Virginia ask any bet ter evidence of corruption in the Crnwfordites than this?—or any greater proof of the Demo cracy of Mr. Adams—of his sound principles & sterling integrity, than the'marshallcd and de termined opposition of the ultra federalists of ITa fford Convention memory, to his claims to tire Presidency?” Do they want ter be told that the Essex Junto, after being defeated in all their wicked designs, and laid prostrate, have of late risen up, and arc now running about the streets of Boston in frantic extacies, headed by their man Timothy, phasing themselves with the hope that the Coalition they have of late, formed with their ll'snrrrrtion men of Richmond, will raise the setting sun of federalism?—We trust not—we trust they arc too well informed on Ibis subject, as well as on all others which interest them in this struggle for principle, not to know that every man ami every man’s son in Essex, who was opposed t„ our revolution, who called our Declaration of Jiidej!cndvncc the s|>enltiMg j trumpet of rebellion, and who united President Jefferson, from the beginning to the end of bis mild, philosophic career, is now a determined enemy >f J - Q. Adams, and the fast friend of Mr. Crawford' Wc wish the freeholders of Virginia would ponder on these faef<«, and take a calm, dispas ! donate view of the league which has of late been | entered into by the Essex and Richmond Junto ' *o aid Mr. Crawford and oppose Mr. Adams— j w ho supported (lie Republican party with all bis I talents, and might of character, in (he most trv I mg times, that they may hr- convinced tliis | singular connection has been brought about and I consummated, bv sacrificing to party views and i individual aggrandizement the dearest rights A: ; best interests of the people. Such an nnnatn j ral combination could be formed only by men of I the most abandoned moral and political prinoi 1 ntps. The fact that Mr. Ritchie aod Timothy «n7 Mr. Adams and sustain Offlrl Crawford, who bo it not forgotten, voted with this same Mr. I Pickering in Senate of the U. States (in opposi tion to Mr. Adams) against the prominent mea sures of the Jefferson administration, is well cal culated to rouse the honest indignation of every high-minded honorable republican. Let the infatuated men of Richmond reflect on the conduct of the party they now have ad mitted to their fraternal eui'bracc, towards a pre eminent character at present in retirement, whom they basely deceived, while they professed the highest friendship lor him—a man who will ever be revered by the virtuous of all parties, for his conspicuous services in the cabinet dur ing the revolution, and entitled forever to our gratitude, for having employed his latter years in exposing those culprits who, while they pre tended to venerate him, were undermining the liberties of their country; and wheat this day. encouraged by their Richmond allies, are prais ing to exultation the inati Timothy, who has so recently endeavored to stigmatize tlio democrat ic party, and to blast the fame of JcffV.isou as well as Adams. IVe can assure Mr. Ritchie, that his new re cruits in Roston arc nothing more or less than old tmies in masquerade. The people know them well, ami begin to see distinctly through the d. v r s of their coadjutors, the Riclueond Junto, w ho they now openly accuse of making use of the Icven Federalism to raise up a corrupt mass of faction, formed by amalgamating the ultra federalists with the offals drummed out of the Republican ranks. The federal cohort, so long deserted, having now been filled up by the in strument of the ultras of all parties in the anci ent dominion, the term federalists, which had nearly become extinct, will soon again be in vogue—and were it possible for the coalition to succeed in their plots, pure tcpiihlicanistn would, ere long, as formerly, be denounced—a leprosy anti an old tory with a cockade, and one of Mr. Crawford’s federal addresses of 1798 in his pocket, as a passport to Executive favor, in iinit dy be more respected than an old w big with out these emblems of fraternity. The friends of Mr. Adams, the pure republi cans, cannot court this unholy alliance of facti O’l—HOT mn llinv. Turn mntnnnf tV.rrrnf (lm nri. gin and progress of its predominant character which was in the bngining, is now, and will be C/nstitvtum without end, anti-republican or fed end. This they boldly avowed when in the ze nilh of Ihcir power—and it was then like that Greek who took the name of Cvnic (dog) from his resemblance to one ui the canine "species, that they chose for themselves the generic/c name of F, devtdiils, which in its true ct\mold ing)' and entire signification means ill-favored, filthy, and infamous. A more signficant term cannot he found in the vocabulary of the Eng lish language, to characterize the union of the Essex and Richmond demagogues, or that con veys a more perfect idea of their want of princi '« in their first opposition to one of the most profound and distinguished statesmen this or any other country ever produced. The Essex Junto, composed of old torics and monarchists, brought for years, as the Rich mond Junto are now bringing by joining issue with tlieim, disgrace and ruin on their native state. Far be it from us to think, or even hint, that the freeholders of Virginia have deserted their ancient principles—we know that when Massachusetts, after discovering the Essex (unto, and returning to the greet republican fa mily, offered them the rjght hand of fellowship, 1 hey wete willing to receive it, and etnbracellic hurling son of their sister state, hut the demon ot federalism transported her torch ol discord to the capital of the ancient dominion, and there light ed up the taper of Mr. Ritchie, which has be wildered many an honest man. and caused disu nion 'n the republican ranks.—Thus divide amt conquer. This leading maxim of the obi torics in I federalists has at last succeeded in raising op a faction in the native land of Jefferson on I the rubbish of (life mins of the federal party— | Federalists we must therefore insist upon call inir them, and lest any one should doubt our uo curac) as to the true derivation of this renowned wmd, the very sound of which announces the .ppronch of evil, we will, for the amusement of <nr republican fi iends, trace it fioni its root, Scetidus. Fcsditiss signifies filthiness, infamy, or dis •rrue> —-.uid Rom it comes the adjective Faulns, Falrt. Ftcd'im, vrl foetid us, ferj da, fteiithini— which appears to'have its origin from the Greek w T«l ':W *';-ignif\ ing filthy From the adjective has been formed the nentre word Putins pederis, which mean league not that it is derived as some ignorant lexicographers would innkc us believe ‘Yom Fairs faith, hut because when the ancients nade a league muformed alliances, as the Rich- ! rnondfc llssex Juntos haveoflatc done, tlicv were ! aeon-domed to immolate a I log .Si;?, an animal ( Perdus foetidus, dirty, foul, filthy and stinking as j we find in many passages of Homer and Virgil, j and as affirms Quintillian in his first chapter of j that immortal ivork. in which lit; treats of com- i pound words and ihcir origin. From this true derivation of the word Fede-] ralist, it must he considered as the most appro priate term that can he used by the steady re publicans of the oid school, to mark and desig nate the political monster of late begotten and born at Richmond, by the union of the degene rate offspring of Virginia'and Massachusetts. BUNKERS HILL. — CH UU.OTTFSVIM.F, SfPT. 24. In obe lienee to the notice in our last, a large collection of gentlemen from the town and coun ty assembled in the Coin t House on Monday the JOlh inst. to prepare for the reception of Gen eral I,a Favfttf. Col. Thomas IM. Randolph was called to the chair, who then rose, and in a neat address, explained the object of the meet ing, and gave us a succinct recapitulation of the eventful philanthropy of the General’s life, the strongest of all arguments to enforce his claims to the gratitude of an American. Mr. Tit. ,1. Randolph, in a chaste and pa the- ' tic appeal to the best fe«4ings of the human heart, pronounced an eulogy on ottr distinguish ed benefactor, which was responded to by the bosom of all who heard him; and after declaring that Ins remarks were intended only as a preface to the resolutions he held in his hand, he handed them over to the .Secretary, who read them— \\ hen V- W. Southall rose, and delivered in a speech of some length, one of the happiest ap ! peals (o the liner passions of his bearers, we have . ever board—insomuch that the effect was, ever and anon, discern ible in iho fulleye and start ing tear of his audience. T he vote was then ta ken on the resolutions, and after some httlo de bating on the drtail, they were adopted unani mously. At a meeting of a large number of the citi zens of Albemarle at Charlottesville on Monday the 20th September, 1824, (according to notice) for the purpose of providing for the reception and accommodation of General Ga Favfttf, upon his expected arrival in this place—Col. Thomas ,hf,jnn Jlanrfolph wa called to the chair and Francis It. J)i/rr appointed Secretary— whereupon the meeting was addressed by Col. Randolph, Thomas .1. Randolph and V. 4V. .Southall, in reference to its object—when the following preamble and resolutions were unani mously adopted; “The citizens of Albemarle having under stood that Gen. I.a Favfttf intends a visit to tbejr county, and tiring anxious to give a gene- i i ral and public manifestation of the high sense ! ! in which tliov estimate his virtues and his deeds '—Hr it Ftrso/rof. That Thomas J. Randolph, I A'exaT>d«-r Gat:*'-tt, Wm. Woods, fc*an)l. Carr, Z7.PiraOTj W Uiramv. William F. Gordon, V. W. Southall, John VVion, Opie Norris, Daniel M. Failoy, James Leitch, Thomas M. Randolph, John M. Pei rv. Tucker Coles, Thos. E. Randolph, A. S. Drock enbrough, Garland Garth, and Mennali Claik son, be appointed a standing committee with full and plenary (lowers to devise and direct such arrangements as to them shall appear best fitted to demonstrate to this American veteran, the affections of the people of Allieinarlc, regard being had in all things to his ease and comfort, during the stay it may please him to make with ns And this meeting entertaining feelings of the highest admiration and the most grateful re membrance for bis long and arduous sen ices in the cause of our common country, our uative slate, and more peculiarly this our native Comi ty—recollecting that in the dangers and dis tresses of our fathers, when our towns were sacked, our citizens murdered, and our country ravaged, poor, trieudless and unknown among the nationsof the earth; struggling under the grasp of power and the iron hand of despotism— 1 (hat he, in the gallant magnanimity of his spirit, j lavished (ns blood and his patrimony in our aid j and defence; that he abandoned the indulgen- • i.iesof a palace, lii.s family aiul his friends for) the inclement watches and stem alarms of a camp, for tin; bloody battles nial toilsome ' marches of tlu* army of a country, who had! nought to confer, save their gratitude, and whose sole resources were in their immcihlc spirit of Liberty. Seeing that parti) by his aid, we have had preserved to us, the birthright of our fathers; llial our country has arisen from in fancy to manhood—that we are now five, pew- j “rful and oppulcnt; anj feeling that pomp and I fiageanl is au unreal and insufficient testiinon\ if tliat gialittule which we owe to a veteran warrior and patriot, who hasevpendeil his blood, wasted his youth and drained his resources iu jnr service: Itcsolvetl therefore. That our representatives to il«e Legislature of 11 its State, be requested to use their best exertions to obtain an appropria tion of such a sum of money out of the Public treasury, to be presented to General La Fay eite, as the Legislature in their wisdom, shall deem consistent with the rcsouices, honor and j dignity of the State. I lirsoferd* Tlmt flip Representative to Con- ] gress from this disl riel, lie requested to endear or ! to have a giant of land made liy (amgress to ' General I .a Fayette, sueb as in their wisdom. may comport with their magnanimity and honor of the nation. Jlesolvtd, That the attention of our fellow' ci tizens ge eially be respectfully imiled to the .subject of our 2d and 3d resolution, and the Standing Committee appoint a committee of five, to coirespond with any individuals or commit tees who may be chosen elsewhere for tlm pur pose ofcarrjing imo ctlcct the object of those resolutions. It. xofvrd, That the Secretary communicate (lie 2d and 3d resolutions, to ll.c representatives ufaurc.mii'} ami distiir t. ITi. 1VI. JiAiNDOLl’II, Cn.tmjt.tx. F. I). I)t er, isicr< ittry. ARRANGEMENTS. Extract from the proceedings of the Standing Committee appointed lo devise and direct ar iangements for the icception of Geneiai Ea Fayette. Monday, Seph other 20. 132 1. Tim committee met Mi. 4 o’cloelt, and having appointed FrancisB. Dyer their Secretary, pro- j ceeJed to adopt the following resolutions: IleMtlcrd, 'I hat the entertainment proposed to j be given to General La Favkttk, on Ins arri val in this county shall be at the University rf \ irginia.to which t!ie visitors of that iustiiuliou I shall he i\A4tod a- giu'sts. R-'idtid, Tir.it l he subscript ion fr..m in.iividu als shall tie five dollars—each prison being pri vde get! to contribute more if be pleases. Rrsolocd, That Messrs. Valentine W. Buuth «II, Alexander Garrett, and Daniel M. Railey, be appointed a committee to devise and propose to this meeting to-morrow, the mode and man ner of the reception of Gen. Fayette. SrpUrnbcr 21 <f. i t;;\. The committee met at 10o'clock ,mr-uaut to adjournment. Mr. Southall from tlie committee appointed yesterday t(< devise and propose the mode and manner of ti e reception and entertainment to ho given to Gen. La Fayette, reported apian, with .' itndiy resolutions for adoption; w hich be ing read and amended, were adapted by the meeting as follows: “The committee appointed to devise and pro pose to the La Fay ette standing committee the mode and inatim r of the enteitainment t<> he given to Gen. La Fayette it, or. his arm id in Albernailo, have bad the same under considera tion, and as the |oin"t and unanimous conclusion to which their slant and hurried reflections have brought them, beg leave to submit the following report ami resolutions: I hat Len. La l ayette no mot at (lie comirv line by suitable c-quippages for himself and fami 1}; and there received trorn such Imdv as mav • hen have him in charge—(hat he be greeted tl> the county by an adduvs prepared by Ihe "(and ing committee, and delivered by a deputation of their body through their chairman; such depu tation being accompanied by a company of mounted volunteers without uniform, except a white cockade—and so inanv of the magistrates of the county as will assemble in behalf of the civil authority of Albemarle—that this both then conduct Gen. La Fayette to such place as he may vvisii. That on the next morning at the hour of 10 o’clock a deputation of the standing committee and (hecompany of mounted volunteers again receive him in charge, and escort him to the central hotel in Charlottesville—That upon his arrival in the portico of the tavern, he he th< re r. reived and addressed by the standing com mittee through their chairman, with such an ad dress as they shall sanction—That ;4&cr tins ce remony lie be conducted into the Saloon of the Hotel, where with the two Ex Presidents, the Visitors of the University and a Deputation of tire Standing Committee, the Ladies and Citi zens generally will pass in review before him; the ladies being conducted from thence into the large dining room of the Hotel, to be provided for that purpose, where, attended bv a commit tee, they partake of refreshments; the Gentle men at the same time to pass through the tavern and out at the door oppr site the Court House_ Thai this ceremony ended, our guest, with the Ex-Presidents and the Visitorsot the Universi ty, to he then invited into his drawing room", there to partake of refreshments and receive in troductions—That during this respite, the pro cession, preparatory to a march to the Univer sity bo formed and ordered by the marshalls, un der the direction and controul of their chief— The procession to move precisely at half past one, as follows: 1- t. Chief Marshall in front, with two ai Is, with swords. 2. Hie President of the day on hormbar Ic. 3. The General with the two Ex Pro ident-, in a carriage and four, with a marshall on each side. 4. The General’s suite m a carriage. 5. The remaining Visitors of the Universi ty in a carraige. 6. A Marshall on horse hack with sword. 7. The magistrates on horse hack, four a breast. 0. The chairman of the standing committee on horse back. 9. Standing Committee on l»or«c back, four abreast. 10. A Marshal* frith st*o,vU *"tv iw;t vtutkiiia lt«irm' back, four ft* breast, a Marshall on each side. 12. A Marshall with (so aids/ 13. Carriages. M. • Mounted Volunteers. 1». - A Marshall with sword/ . I'>. Subscribers on horse hack, 4 abreast. 17. A Marshall with sword. 1U. Mounted C itizens, 4 abreast, Marshalls on each side with swords. • 19. Music. ixO. Citizens on foot. I he procession thus formed and marshalled to move on till it arrives at the eastern street of the University—v herc divisiops lioro i to 1 I ineUii sive will move down the eastern -tre~l, tnr» round the Garden grounds »nl Unit at the south end of the lawn in front of the Rotunda.— In tho ntoan tune, divisions fmm IV (<» VO inclusive will he conducted by a Marshall and two aids to the north front of the Rotunda, where this part of the procession will be disuti-srd—That such persons of the divisions from IV to VO as'shnll be entitled by a ticket of admission t<» enter the gates of tile Rotunda, he foithwith ushered in, and arranged by marshalls for that purpose bn each side of the lawn—T hat this duty perform ed, which should hi; executed promptly rml without delay, the General a*>d the <!ix wiens irmn 1 to 11 inclusive having alighted xx ill nirvc in like orxler under an arch erected at the en trance of the laxvn. and txvo other air lids, one at each side of (he laxvn—That as (Ids procession arrives at the first a:ch, the music from (he por tico of the Rotunda to strike tip the tune of “Had to-.thc Chief’—as the General and as n H i:j ot the procession as can be accommodated in the portico lands in (he same, lie should hero be received by a deputation from the Visitors of the I'niver.-ity appointed by themselves-_In’ enr-e the visitors decline this duty, having been soli cited to its performance by the Standing Com mittee, then the General to he received bv a deputation of the Standing Committee, with' an address appropriate to the bcciic and tho place. This ended, the music to ■p!«*v— ‘•Hail Columbia!” and at the same limp the General and his family, with the Visitor® of the University, to he conducted to a room in a l avulion, where will bo provided ncrt^^ry accommodations. At theh.-ur of 3, a deputation o| (tie standing committee to invite cur guest to dinner; where he will be seated on the right and his suite on the left hand of the President of (he •lav; the Ex-President*, on the right of the Geri rnl, the remaining Visitors opposite, the Com mittee equally ranged on the light and left, and , the rest of the company promiscuously. I The cloth removed,' 13 select toasts prepared , by the Standing Committee.—Our gues»t «-che,| he retires, to he attended to his lodgings |,v R,e j Standing Committee. In < ase he sleeps in town I the Committee recommend that the whole of i the Stone part of the Centra! Hotel lie engaged | tor hi« accommodation, which wifi aflbref tour . rooms; being a chamber for the General a j clumber for his suite, rniMrnwmtr at d bre >!j I fast room— That a select commit tee be appoint- - j attend snecially to Ins comfort and ac-cv UJ I tnnd-.ition whilst in town—w hen ho ,!<-f -nts fi.»rn j t. ivn the Staging Cominittec Bt;d Mounted Vo. I hinteers t;> escort him to .such ; !riro as ha n tv desire—-nml from thence to attend himimtiln °t In some other deputation, so that such depu > t: >n ho not within this connlv; during his stay in " *ti<;h, the Committee deeming it a* belonging to her own character and hospitality to lisv-'e. full and entire charge of him.—[G/reffc. ’ ■*kt <■■■•■ •mwmih A» bis res in Goochland, on Ten; day. the 23d in a. in bis fiflth year, Ja .tiks Pi.t.c - sants. father of James Pleasants the pres n- '.uv eri.or of this State. He was a man « hose int '• et-. were iinroiniiionly .strong, and few persons poss-r :spd a more extended Knowledge of men and bocks. His temper was excel!, n< hi? dispmition kind ai d :-f feci innate, and lie died in a fling <f «,ni-. rsal 1-00.1 will to bis fellow men —He was also deeply read in tbe sacred v.lm. e, an Hus sob-mn c. nvi ti. on of the great t.ntbs there r corded, afforded solid consolation to Ins mi* d in the hour of *!r*;nt tiiai, and lias left the most (omrl'n-g reflections lo bis surviving children md fiends.—Compiler. I Mam ml MBIBII-f-e--W-7ST7CTV-«WfVl»«-W.'X* , Muon's dmi y. r Peptc- her 27th, 1!JM. \ T take - re‘it ple:.s*,v,, in eiving tin- information to the Citizenso» An htnend awl ,V adi-dnint Coun try, that no new r.-nr „f SMAI r Vlas u reported wiihin the hist we-k, and that from the genernl use and sur.-e.s r.f vnerina-ion, 1 havtf t;ood cause to believe that there is ro danger in ajiproaeliinc eveiy part of our riiy. If naw''dan gers shall occur, 1 pb dge my-clf. that they shall 1 e published. JOHN ADAMS, Mayor. HIGHEST PRIZE 20,000 1)0IJ,A UK, W A S 111 . V G T O . V .M O .V U M E A* t LOTTERY, no. vr. —s * OXI.Y THREE DUAWIXGS R EM AI??’ To complete line popular Lottery, When the great Capitals may be expected by Some forttiuate adventurers. Tiic drawings take place ai Baltimore *!•»• 20tli, £7tli, & 28fli of October, j WHICH HIM. COTtl’f.V.TK THK WtlflLF XCWFME, To procure a chance in time, application mi'fl | he made immediately. The great Capitals that | must tie diawn are as follow, viz : 20.000 I Volin* s, 10.000 Dollars, Together with prizes of $1,n00, andagrcat ma ny of snr,itier denominations. Tickets, $12 j Quarters 3 Halves 6 I Eighths 1 >n Orders for Tickets received at the l ucky Office ,,f s- * M. AI.EEN. A Co. ^°* 7jt», Main st. /iichmoncl. Sept. 24. ; ih<;lvu: .■h rules,Jiolden in the clcik’ office of the Stipe, - court of chancery for the /iidunoml dist. .. •. ' 2Clh day of June, Ih24. Am. Winston Plaintiff, .. Against Horatio Oates Winston, adm.V. de bonis non, «fjrh the wall annexed of James Mere* rathe, AccV and Win. Me rev entlter, and James Merev ea ther, U illiam Mcretveadter and Francis \7c.e y eather, Ex’rs. of David Merrv eather.de^’d. rind in their own rights, and Thomas Merereatber John Mereweather. a nr. David Mcroweathr r, • |.0 together with the said Ex’rs. are children of jj . said David Mrrawrathcr, dec’d. and U i| :.11(, James & David Me re weather,-Honker ,V t.'i •/ahetii his wife. late Elizabeth Mercweatbtv. and Sally Mercwcather. children of Jam- M «wra tlicr,dec’d. and William, Jninc.-, and Ehzahr 1 Mere weather, infant rliihlrrn of Hobr-it Men - weather, dec’d, and Andrew Keen, John IV m !; ter, Edmund Pendleton, jr. Jcdiu Tavlor u„d William Pollard, . Drftnrlafite. Tile defendants, illiam Mei'eW'entin r, >: I James, U illiam,and Frances, Ex’rs.of Dnvi I Mr rc vcatlier, and I Itoinss, John, ami David Mercwc • thcr, children of said David, nor having entered their appearance and given security a* cording to Eie act of Assembly and the rules of thi court, and it appearing by Satisfactory cvidei.ce, that they are not inhabitants of this country: It is ordered. That the said defendants do appear here on the first day of the next term and answer the bill of the plaintiff! — ami that a copy of this order he forthwith inscr* ed in some newspaper publi-htvl in the city t.( P.i*-h inotvl, for two months successively, and posted at the front door of the capitql in the said city. A copy—Teste | AOw'dw WX TV. UZX1KG, C C