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u-1 inp cosbtitutiosal whig is published twice a week, (Puesdays and Fridays,) at five dollars per annum, payable in advance. iI7 Previous to a discontinuance of the paper, all ar rearages must be paid up. And those uho may wish to discontinue, will notify the Editor to that effect, at least thirty days before the period expires for which they sub scribed. D“ For advertising—75 cents a square (or less) for the first insertion, and 50 cents for each continuance.—The number of insertions must be noted on the MS. otherwise they will be continued and charged accordingly. 117 Advertisements from the country to be paid for in advance, or assumed by some responsible individual in this place or Manchester. O* All letters to the Editor must be post-paid, or they will receive no attention. Removal, and Co-Partnership. THE firm of VVm. & D. Kyi.E having been dissolved in the month of January last, the business which they formerly carried on at their Store on the Market-Bridge, will in future be conducted by the. subscribers, under the firm of WM. 6t D. RYLE & CO. in that large and convenient Store-Room known by the name ol the MANS ION-HOUSE; where will be found at all times, an extensive assortment of British, French, India, Irish, German and Domestic DRY GOODS; and where every exertion will be made to please and re coinpence their old friends and customers for the liberal patronage hitherto afforded to the establishment. WILLIAM KYLE. DA KID KYLE, Jr. april 5—tf HUGH CAMPBELL. COTTON. 150 to 200 Square Bales of Cotton. I AM authorized to sell from 150 to 200 well packed square bales of Cotton of the ensuing crop, at a price considerably below present rates. JA’S WINSTON, Market Bridge: TVho has on Consignment, for Sale, 20,000 lbs. of Smitlifield Bacon, 100 bbls. of Whiskey, 50 do. Apple Brandy, 25 do. Peach do. 10 do. N. E. Ruin, 20 do. Crab Cider V'inegar, 100 do. cut and whole Herrings, Family Flour, Mountain Rutter, Corn, Salt, Soap, Best Spanish Scgars, &c. March 25 Cut Nails, Ground Plaister, and Fami ly Flour, for Sale. FIVE Hundred to a Thousand kegs of Cut Nails, weighing 50 to 100 lbs. assorted, from 3d. to 30d. Also, Cut Nails for tobacco kegs and hlidt. warranted to clinch, All kinds of Iron and Steel Rolled to order, and with despatch. 40 Tons of Ground Plaister of Paris packed into barrels or hhds. according to order, 100 Barrels of Family Flour, that is proved to be good. For Rent, Tiie handsome SUIT OF HOOJMS over our Store, airy and convenient, and a very neat OFFICE, flouting on 10th or Cross street. Possession may be had immedi ately. P. H AX ALL & CO. • mar 22—w3t Whiskey, Sugars, Molasses, &c. WE are now receiving by different vessels from Phila delphia, New-York, &c. 114 Hhds. Philadelphia Whiskey, lol bbls do. part old and superior quality, 50 hhds dry New Orleans Sugar, 54 do. St. Croitt Sugar, a portion prime, 50 do. Molasses, of unusually prime quality, 80 bags prime green coffee, 750 sacks Liverpool blown Salt, 500 heavy Spanish dry Hides, lor sale, on accommodating terms, by RALSTON & PLEASANTS. . March 11_15t REMOVAI. The Universal Hat Warehouse IS removed to the house two doors above Mr. Robert Bell’s, and two doors below Neilson’s Dry Goods Store, nearly opposite the Branch Bank of the United States. March 29—tf WM. LAMBERT, JR. A 7 'TORJi'E Y-A 7-Z..7 JF, OFFERS his services to those who are engaged in law suits in the Courts held in the city of Richmond, to prepare their suits for trial. He will pay particular atten tion to getting the parties speedily before the Court, the neglectof which causes great delay. He will also attend to thewits'at rules; to the taking of depositions; and be fore the commisrioner, he proposes to do what the parties themselves now have to peiform, and whateverelse may he necessary to hasten a final decision of their cause. For the utility of such council he refers to every member of the Bar. Jan. 25—tf. UNITED STATES’ COURT, Fifth Circuit and Virginia District, December 16//t,*l824. Thomas Craig and others,—Pits. ") against i James Scott, Exor. of Johr Leslie, deceased,who ^ was executor of Robert Craig, dec. and [ ' ’lance-'y. others—Defts. ON the motion of the Plaintiffs by their coinril, it is ordered, that all the creditors of the late Robert Craig, dec. he permitted at any time before the twenty se cond day of May next, to come in and prove before Com missioner Amos (.add, their claims by proper evidence; and in default of their so doing, the court will then proceed to decree payment to the plaintiffs,George Rutherfuord, Robert Montgomerie. Robert Spier, Robert Fauld, Alexander Kerr, Thomas White and Daniel Wark, who are assignees of tl.e plaintiff Thomas Craig, of the funds of the estate of the said Robert Craig, deceased: and it is directed, that a «>py of this order be published in some newspaper, printed in the city of Richmond, for two months successively. A copy—teste, RD. JEFFRIES, Clk. Commissioner*!! Office, ) Richmond, 2nd Month, 18, 182.5. $ The creditors nf the laic Robert Craig. die. arc hereby not f id to come in, and prove their claims befort me, at my office in (his city, at any time before the 22d day of May next, in conformity with the aferegoinp order of the court. , AMOS LADD. i-1 ar* ° ’saw Master Commissioner. SIR ALFRED, . fAie Im/iorit d Home Sf/i Harrrs rM HA r truly celebrated Horse Sir Ai.fked, equally remarkable for beauty, speed and bottom, will stand 9Eam at my Plantation in Charles City county, seven miles from the Comt House, and be let to mares upon the *»•« tsrms at formerly. HE.VJO R. CHlifST!AX. ft LAND FOR SALE. SIX or seven acres, a part of the place called Millers ville, in the county of Goochland, is offered (or sale._ VV hen the navigation of James River is improved, this place, from its elegibility of situation, is likely to become a flourishing village. It is situated immediately on the banks of James River, three miles above the Court-House, and with a convenient boat landing. It is a most advantage ous stand for a Grocery, and bason it a Grocery House and two Lumber Houses. It will be sold at auction on the 3d MondnyinJune next, for cash, unless privately sold before I nle indisputable. _april 5—22t BY virtue of a deed of trust, executed to the subscriber and Beverly Smith, by Frederick Clarke, bearing date the .Id day of May, 1819, and duly recorded in the clerk s office of the county court of Chesterfield, to secure the payWent of certain sums of money therein named, due to the Banks in the city of Richmond, and others, will be sold without reserve, on Monday the 2d day of May nexr, at public auction on the premises, at 12 o’clock, for cash, all that piece or parcel of Laud lyin'in the county of Chester field, just above the town of Manchester.on which the said Frederick now resides, containing about 126 acres. The improvement#on this land are valrable, particularly to persons who are desirous of vesting funds in any business which requires waterpower; having an extent of at least 200 yards of canal already cut and in use, with sufficient fall to construct water works to almost any extent. * There is on the premises and now in operation, n -'rist mill, built of brick, with 2 pair oLetoues, one moiety of which is included in the deed, and will go with the land. The other improvements consist of a spacious two-story hrick dwelling-house, with every other necessary nut-house, all in the best repair. WM. B. CLARKE, Acting Trustee. April 1.—tds Valuable James River Land FOR SALE. XM/'ILL be sold, on the premises, at public auction, on * ▼ Ute 20th day of May, my Estate CURLES, lyin'* on James River, about 12 miles from the city of Rich mond, containing five hundred and odd acres of land. The fertility of this Estate, with its many advantages, are too well known to require detailing. The terms of sale will be one third m 60 days; one third in 6 months; with the balance in 18 months—the whole to carry interest from the date. A clear and undisputed titlevvill be made. Those who are disposed to purchase arc invited to view the premises, and for further particulars are reierred to .Wade Moshy, jr. March 11 itWADF. MOSBY, Sen.. NOTICE. THE subscriber wishes to sell his TRACT OF LAND in Hanover county, on the south bank of the South Anna River, containing Seven Hundred and Fifty acres* —about 300 acres in forest. This tract adjoins the lands nt Dr. Swann. 11. Sneed and othcr$. The terms will be accommodating. JNO. S. FLEMING. March 15—8t NOTICE. a view to make a dividend among the creditors » ▼ of Mr. Benjamin James Harris, nt the earliest period possible, agreeably to the provisions of a deed of trust, made by the said Harris, dated the 9ih day oi April last, and recorded in Henrico comity court, for the benefit of his creditors, which is worded as follow, in part—“and that the acceptance of such dividend by any creditor, shall of itself, enure as a release, acquittance and discharge of the debt due from the said Harris.”—It is therefore “ear nestly requested, that all those who have claims against the said Harris, will, without loss of time, send them in, properly authenticated, to R. Sz T. Gwathmey, our Agents, who will examine and adjust the same in propoition to their respective amounts, when a dividend is made. Those who Ho not intend to accept of the terms of the deed of trust, will be pleased to signify the same in writing to us, or to our Agents above named, within 60 days from the date hereof, otherwise, it will he taken for granted that such is their determination, and we shall go on to make a dividend accordingly. THOMAS TAYLOR, } Surviving LEWIS ROGERS, * Trustees. March 29—tf robirtk ott, House Painter, Glazier, &c. RESPECTEUI.I.K informs his friends and the public gene rally, that he continues his business of HOUSE PAIN 1 ING, GLAZING, Arc. at the well known stand, corner of Harris’s building and immediately under the office of the Constitutional Whig. He has on hand a general assoitment of the best materials from New York, which will enable him to execute any commands entrusted1 to him satisfactorily, on the most reasonable terms. He in tends attending to the most particular part of the work personally, and will employ none hut the best workmen. N. B. Ceilings Whitened, and Walls Stained in dis temper colours. Match 15—tf ©.uautico Canal ZLottciu, OF VIRGINIA, SIXTH CLAS8, To be Draicn on Wednesday, the Oth of June next, AND COMPLETED IN A FEW MINUTES A. MtWTYRE, MANAGER. Highest Prize 10,000 Dollars. SCHEME. 1 prize of $10,000 is $10,000 6000 6000 4000 4000 3000 3000 1 20» >0 2<>00 1 1530 1638 6 1000 6000 6 500 3000 200 1200 156 24 3744 Vrt Vi 3744 m4Gn » 3744 <800 4 31200 87G0 prizes $79,170 15600 blanks. 24360 tickets, at $3 25, - - - - $79,170 Only If blanks to a prize. The number of blanks in this lottery is invariable; that is, the chances of the adventurers arc never impaired. This should be considered as a very great advantage over all those which are not terminated in one drawing. ID Tickets and Shares maybe had at the fHanagrr’s ©fBcc, Under the Engle Hotel, Richmond. Whole Tickets, $4 Half „ do 2 Quarter do 1 Packages of 10 tickets, embracing all the 30 Nos. of the Cotter}-, which must of necessity draw at least jjsl3 60, nett, with many chattels for capitals, or Shares <>f packages, may be bad at the same rate Prize* in any of the f.otfenes of New York, New •Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, will be received in payment. Orders enclosing the cash, or prizes, as above, free of postage, for tickets >r shares, tvill receive prompt at tention, if addressed to A. M’lNTVRE, Richmond, Vn. Bussorah Arabian. THIS celebrated Horse will stand the ensuing season at Curies, in the lower end of this county.— For particulars see handbills. Feb 18—tf molftftal. OEJf. JACKSON'S LETTER TO Mr. SWARTWOUT. From the Liberty Hall and Cincinnati Gazette. jJ'he supporters of Gen. Jackson regard this letter awa most superior production, breathing the purest pa triotism, the most perfect devotion to the lights and in terests of his country; as a manly, temperate, and covin cing vindication of his own character. To this I ob ject uothing. It is pe fectly consistent with their admiration of Mr. Kremer, and of tbe productions of Ca leb Atwater.—Every class of men have their peculiar tastes, and I have not now to learn that tbe same mat ter is viewed in very dffierent lights, as pcrsoual predi lection or political association may happen to affect us. In my opinion the letter is one which exhibits 4he , true character of the writer. Jt evidence* au unbound* ed egotism; a peevish and fretful impatience, which betrays a large share of vexation and disappointment; and it indulges in a strain of insinuation which is un worthy ol a cultivated and liberal miod. It is do recommendation to tbe letter that it is address ed to Samuel Swartwout. There is great truth in the maxim, that you may know a man by the company he keeps. And 1 caunot think that Samuel Swartwout is a man with whom an American patriot and statesman should be found in habits ofclose intimacy. He is the same personage who, in the year 1806, car ried the famous cypher letter from Burr to Wilkinson, and who, according to \Y ilkinson’s affidavit, informed him that the New-Orleans territory would be revolu tionized; that there would be some seizing at New-Or leaus; that they merely meant to borrow, and would return it; but that Burr and his 7000 men must equip themselves there. I repeat, it is no recommendation of the letter, that it is addressed to a person who once acted as an agent in plans like these—and who since has rendered uo service to Ids country by which the in discretion can be obliterated. rbeHetter is meant as a comment upon one address ed by Mr. t lay to Judge BrdObe. How different the association! Mr. t lav’s corlespondtnt a finished scholar and accomplished gentleman, an able Judge, universally respected and beloved for a life of private and public U3i fulness—Gen. Jackson’s correspondent a subordinate agent in the conspiracy of Aaron Burr! Mr. (.lay objected to giving General Jackson his vote tor President, because his only pretensions were those of a Military Chieftain. By this suggestion the great man is galled to the quick, fie writhes in aeonv, diiu Having no power to suspend the writ of habeas cor pus, or send a rnilita. y guard to seize Mr. Clay, he writes a peevish 1 -Iter to Mr. Swariwuut, vaunting him sell as standing on the same ground with Washington, and casting at Mr. C lay a ti*sue of insinuation in a kind of spirit which it is not necessary to define. The term military eh eftam, General Jackson savs. has been for some time a “cant phrase with Mr. Clay aiul certain aj hisfriend*” and the General adds,jt re quires greater ingenuity than “/ic possesses, to conceive what idea was intended to Ini conveyed by the term.” Is this assertion true? If the General docs not know what idea was intended to he conveyed, why take of fence? why carp at. or object to tin* term? It is my opinion that the General clearly conceives and well knows what idea was intended to be conveyed. He has never been distinguished as a jurist, a statesman, or a politician. lie knows it. Ha knows that in these particulars he is inferior to a thousand men in the Uni ted States who have never been thought of for Presi dent. lie has been distinguished as the successful commander of an army. This success has given him character in the country. It is upon account of tIris success that he has been brought forward as a candidate —not by the intelligent and reflecting portion ofthecom munity, who select a man tor office upon account of his superior talents; hut by that class who act upon impulses ol leeling anil passion; who in all republican govern ments that have heretofore existed, hive contributed to make a military chieftain an emperor or a king. This , is I he tiue point of sarcasm. The General knows it, and feels it; and his affectation of ignorance is alike discreditable to his judgment and his veracity. The General affects to suppose that he is denomina ted a *'military chieftain” because in the days of boy hood. he “contributed his mite to shake of' the yoke of tyranny tend build up the fabric of free government.” It is obvious that the occasion is sought to make a j boast of this mile of service—a9 well as the exploits of the late war. And in making this vaunt the General adopts the wretched slang which characterized his sup porters during the recent canvass. I had hoped tli*i he would never be thus identified w ith them. , The General roundly asserts that those who have charged him with talcing “high-handed measures, are “designingpoliticians.” Why arc they so? The Gen eral does not pretend that the allegations against him ot taking “hold and high-handed measures” is unfoun m iaci; on me contrary, he admits that he did take sofcli measures. Does it comport with the feelings of a magnanimous, lofty, and liberal spirit, to assert that those who do not commend these “bold and high-handed measure*" are “designing politicians?" In the mouth of George Kremer, a suggestion of this nature is in per fect character. And when the General himself makes it, it fuinishes strong proof that he is of George Kre mer the worthy compeer. The apology made by the General for his “bold and high-handed nuanires" is of itself a bold one. Such mea sures were not taken "with a view of personal aggran dizement;" "they were not designed for any benefit to himself."1 If a sordid ambition or a mean avarice, does not actuate a man’s conduct, he may take “bold and high handed measures " and deserve no censure. Such is the General’s doctrine. The gratification of revenge, the indulgence of anger, may be allowed. An abuse of power is quite harmless, if “personal aggrandizement,” or benefit to one's self \ do not occa sion it. The true tyrant’s code of ethics. But can any just and dispassionate man say that it is adapted to the freedom of the American citizen? The General goes the whole length. “That man who in time of difficulty and danger shall halt at any course necessary to maintain the rights, principles, arid inde pendence of his country, i9 unsuited to authority.”_ "Hall at am course!” jjhis is, I believe, the true le gitimate doctrine of the Holy JRliance. They halt at no course, they conceive necessary to maintain their own authority. VVlien the Cossac Suwarrow determined to storm the garrison of Ismael, he disarmed a body of his own sol diers, and drove them into a ditch, to make a bridge over which to march the besieging forces to the at tack. This wa9 not halting at anv course necessary to ensure success. And the General’s principle can lead to no other result. The man in authority is to judge of the nececcssity and the means. He is to halt at nothing, provided be has no view of "personal ag grandizement, or of private benefit." How admirably do those sentiments accord with those of Aaron Burr, and how appropriate are they when addressed to one of Burr’s principal agents!! “Mr. Clay,” the General asserts, “never yet risked himself for his country. He has never sacrificed his re pose, nor made an effort to repel an invading foe.” Upon this theory no man does any thing for his country who does not risk his miserable carcase by exposing it to the shot of an enemy. Repose only can be sacrificed upon the tented field. What a gross conception is this, I founded entirely upon the animal preponderance in man! Does he risk nothing whodirects the measures that involve the fate of his country? Is there no toil in the council, or in the cabinet* Is there no responsibility but in the field of blood* Did Mr. ( lay risk nothing in advocating the decla ration ot W ar, that furnished tlie occasion iu which the General distinguished himself? Did Mr. ( lav make no sacrifice of repose when he stood forward iii Con gress exposed to the attacks of Quincy and Webster, and Grosvenor, and Hanson, of Johu Randolph and amcl ShefTey.'’ Was there no risk in maintaining a .course ol measures condemned, uay, reprobated by men like these Could his pillow he that of undisturbed repose; who had daily to combat the intelligence, the aiguinent, the sarcasm, of men whose powers, zeal and ! firmness, were almost unequalled? Did Mr. Clay not ; risk himself for his country when he became one of her ] negotiators for peace, when it was made his duty to abandon the question of impressment, the main ground upon which the war was declared? Surely General .Jackson can know nothing of the anxiety felt by an 4*Ortouiabre mind in the success of,measures upon which his own credit, and his country’s honour and prosperity, must depend? The coward fear of death in a base and grovelling mind, is no doubt most excruci ating; but among men of higher cast, bodilv pain is much Jcs3 afflicting than mental anguish. A brave sol dier can sleep in the presence of an enemy; but for care and anxiety of mind there is no refreshing repose; •Shame on the man who, assuming a station among the statesman and patriots of a country, can deliberately assert that one of (he most distinguished, most labori mis, most zealous of her legislators and negotiators, has never r.sked himself, nor sacrificed his repose for his country! ’ “Even General Washington, could he appear a^ain among us, might be considered [a military chieftain,1 jecause he dared to be a virtuous and successful sol dier, a correct inan, and Imnest statesman.” So savs Gen. Jackson; and his saying so admits of no other readme than this—“1, like Washington, am called a military chieftain, because, I, like Washington, dared to be a virtuous and successful soldier, a correct man, and an honest statesman ” /v poei ol some fame has said: “?/ boasting more than of a bomb afraid, •Hsaldier should be modest as a maid." The General's notions oi propriety seem to be formed upon a very different model. In the same strain of boasting, but in a much more responsible spirit, the General thus vaunts himself. “No one beheld me seeking, through art or manage ment, to entice any representative in Congress from a conscientious responsibility to his own, or the wishes ot his constituents. No midnight taper burnt by mo no secret conclaves were held, nor cabals entered iu o, to persuade any one to a violation of pledges given or instructions received. IJv mono plans were concerted to impair the pure principles of our republican institu tions, nor to prostrate that fundamental maxim which maintains the supcrmacy of the people's will.” This tissue of self-panegyric is equally offensive for its inflated egotism and unfounded insinuation. In de claring himself free from tl.e practices here stated, >e indirectly asserts that they were resorted to by others. Does General Jackson believe that Mr. Clay pursued theconrse here described? He ought to say so without periphrasis. Does he believe that the elec tion of Mr. Adams was effected h. the practices he here intimates? Dogs he believe** secret conclaves were held, that cabels wereen<cred into? that plans were concerted to impair the pure principles of our republi can institutions' Does he believe l his, and yet be among the first to press forward and mice Mr. Adams by the hand in t,,e face ofhis assembled country ? He cannot be less base than those whom he,accuses. r ca"“ot bt^a,d’ that theso practices were the work M , i // ^ “U’ °f Mr- Add,ns- AIr- Adams takes he benefit ol these cabals, of this conspiracy. Nav, ie constitutes the chief perpetrator, his most confiden tial adviser. Jn morals, as well as in law, he who re culprit t lC ff0l’dS and reMra,ds tbe tWcf, is a principal Gcucral Jackson penned this accusation on the 23d of February. Nine days afterwards, on the 4th of March, in the Capitol of the nation, upon theconsum mationof these nefarious practices, the General was present, and his conduct is thus described: -Gen. Jack son. we were pleased to observe, tea, among the earli est of those trho took the hand of the President, and then /ooA* and deportment towards each other were a rehuke to that bitterness ol party spirit which can see no merit m a nvai, and feel no joy in the honor of a competitor.” It such were lus conduct, the General must he a con summate hypocrite. Take by the band, with a took °f gratulation, the man who had gained Urn high office of President hy art. management, enticement, secret eon claves, cabals, violated pledges, and plans concerted to impair the pure principles of our republican institu tions.—Take such a character joyfully by the hand! As soon would an honest man take by the l.and the in cendiary who had wrapt a city in flame.s-the parricide reeking’ with the blood of his father. This demonstration of respect for Mr. Adams, places, General Jackson in a dilemma, neither horn of which can do him much credit. If he believes that Mr. Adams was made President by the means he has inti mated, and has rewarded the principal contriver with his confidence and respect, his display of regard was any thing but correct. If he does not believe this, what shall we say of lus veracity? • When the General recapitulates his mite of service m the revolutionary war—when lie sets out his ex ploits in the late war—his leading 3000 citizens to the field to support (be eagles of his country—bis success in protecting the frontier border from savages, and in defending an important and valuable point of the Union —when he adds to these the risk of life, the privation eudured, the sacrifice made; and closes with declaring martial law, and asks, “does this constitute a military chieftainP' It is proper to reply, that if it does not, it constitutes nothing. Is not a citizen soldier, if he be a commander, a military chief.'? At all events, the scr v ices here enumerated do not constitute a statesman or a politician. And if for there services the Presidency is to be conferred, it is conferred only upon the military chief. It would have been something to the purpose bad the General enumerated lus services in the legisla ture, or in the cabinet—in statistics, in commerce, in foreign nrgociations—in preparing systems of revenue, or of jurisprudence. It is in these matters a President should be eminent, not in leading armies, or in raising volunteers—in organizing courts martial, or in declar ing martial law. In this attempt to repel the suggestion that lus only claims are those of a military chieftain, the General actually confesses that it is just. If I am not much mistaken, this letter of the General will so operate, as very soon to place him where he ought to be. It .seems to dcvelope bis real character, —his moral feelings, his principles, and bis political in telligence; and it discloses the society which he prefers. As yet, he has given no evidence of tnlcnt, except as a military chieftain. He is now in a station where talent of a different order, if he possess it, must be displayed. He says he has never been willing tohold any post lon ger than he could be useful to his country, not to him self. Two sessions he has held the post of Senator in Congress; to what useful purpose for the country, I know not. If he continues to hold this post for the re- ' maining four years, the public may he enabled to form 1 a better judgment than they now can, bow well he is ! qualified for a politician and a statesman, and whether he has any other claim to distinction than that of a * “military chieftain The character he now flings from him as a reproach; | and when it is taken away, wb«t fame has he left* , iNone, certainly, that ever would have brought him ! before the nation a candidate for tbt* President* L I lie following extractor a letter, to the editor of the Rhode-I si a nd American, is the only probable account of the transaction it alludes to, that we have seen. . The writer pledges himself for the correctness of his statement, and hein^ known to the editor we feel disposed to credit it: [Alex. Phenix. Extract of a letter from Washington, to the editor, dated March 23. “It lias occasioned me some regret, to note the r<y ports, and the variations of reports, respecting the late differences between i\Ir. Webster and Mr. Randolph. It is natural, that a misun lerstanding between indi viduals like these, should awaken a general interest; and especially that rumors of a personal encounter should fix on them the public eye, intent to mark the bearing of the antagonists, and to learn theissue. It is not surprising, therefore, that contradictory statements have been circulated. It has been said, that no chal lenge was sent. Another version of the story, admits the fact of (he challenge, and ascribes to the interven tion of mutual friends, a final reconciliation. Another variation still, attributes to Mr. Webster the reply, that Mr. Randolph’s character was not sufficiently pure to entitle him to the privilege of a man of honor. “These reports present the conduct of Mr. Webster in a light, which his friends cannot contemplate without pain. An evasive answer to a challenge or a necessi ty for tiie interposition of friends, does not comport with his elevated character, nor with the moral sense of the people of New-England.—A manly and unequivocal reprobation of the practice of duelling, is the only an swer which Mr. Webster can be supposed to give to a challenge. “1 lie facts are, that a challenge icas sent to him by Mr. Randolph, through Mr. Benton, of the Senate. No further communication took place, till in a short time, the challenge was until d euxen, There was no in terfeiencc of the friends of the parties, so far at least as Mr. Webster was concerned. There was no occa sion for it. He, without doubt, regarded the challenge, as having been prompted b\ feelings liighlv excited, and further disordered hv ill health_He was persua ded, that on due reflection the message would be re call,....—The event proved, that his opinion was a cor rect one. The affair terminated here. Mr. Webster’s conduct was marked by a forbearance & delicacy, which won for him, here, additional honor and esteem, and which called forth Iroin Mr. Benton, a particular and unqualified expression of admiration. “I have thought, that it would give you pleasure, to publish this explanation. 1 pledge myself, that if. is substantially correct. The character of a man like Mr. Webster, belongs to the nation, as one of its fair est ornaments, and best safeguards. It should, there fore, be anxiously protected. We of the North, at least, may quote, in reference to him, the lines, which * Mr. Percival, in his noble ode, lias applied to the Presi dent of the United Shales.” “I.ci the heart of .Yew-England cherish His high and well earned fame • Till a glory tha: cannot perish Be gathered around his name.” FROM THE COAST OF JAPAN. Extract of a Letter from Ca/it. Richard Macy, Master of thcjdhahng Ship Maro,to Josiah Hussey, Esq. of JYan Coast of Japan, August 16, 1821. “Impressed with a stioug belief that great numbers of sperin whales existed among the numerous islands in the Pacific, generally known as the Society, Friendly, Fejee and Caroline's Islands, I resolved to spend three months among those islands. I steered first to the Society Islands, where I proposed to stop in order to procure wood and water. The island I selected for that purpose is called Eimeo, and lies 20 miles West of Oatheite. I entered a harbour on the North side of the island, wnich is not to be surpassed for ac cess and safety, by any harbour in this ocean. 1 took my ship 2 miles up this beautiful harbour (entirely land-locked) and tied her loan old tree. The scene that surrounded me was truly romantic. 1 he shores were covered with all kinds of Tropical fruit, such as orange., lemons, limes, ro coamus, pine-apples, bananas, and plantains. The beau tdnl mountains which encompass the harbour, *nd exhibit a lofty and majestic appearance, commence within a quarter ofa mile from the shore, and gradually a«cend to tin- height of 2500 feet, covered with trees, from the bottom to the top. I found the natives much more civilized Until I had antici pated. There are at F.lmeo,5 missionary families from England, tvho apparently live up to their profession. I dined o°r sup ped with them almost every day during my stay; and was treated with great kindness and hospitality; but you will he surprised, when I tell you there is scaicely a native in the place, but what can read or write. They have passages of scripture printed in their own language, and also hymn hooks which some of them can read as well as we can ours. I lay there on Sunday, and went to their church, where 1 found assembled about four or five hundred natives, all decently dressed; all the females (natives) worobonnefs of their rnvn manufacturing. There was as much good order and regu larity in their mode of worship, and particularly in singing hymns and psalms as you will generally find iii our chur ches. _ Having procured every necessary, I weighed anchor on the 25th of Deremher, and proceeded to the westward among the Friendly Islands. On the 3d of February, 18-4, I discovered three islands, and at they are not laid down on my chart,or in any hook I have on board, I believe them to be a new discovery; in consequence nf which I have given them the following names; viz. Elizabeth's Island, lat. 21 06 S. Ion. 173 3b VV. Eunice Inland, lat. 21 08 S. Ion. 178 47 VV. Mary’s Island, lat. 20 52S. Ion. 178 47 VV. The land of these islands is very low, and the navigation dangerous, as they are surrounded with coral reefs which extend somo distance from them. The islands ar$ inhabited, and are covered with cocoanut and other trees. Several natives of one of the Friendly Islands came along side of my ship: their only object appeared to be trade, as they never expressed any desire to get on board. As soon as they had finished their business, they returned to theie shores, apparently much pleased. They resemble the Sand tvich Islanders in their complexion; but are in a state of na ture, with the exception of a few leaves tied armind them. They appeared to be very friendly, cheerful and pit a ant. In this neighbourhood t saw numbers of whales, but was uncommonly unfortunate. I observed several other Islands, but had no intercourse with them. The next Island I stopped at, was near the Fejecs. and known by the name nf fiolumah Several of the natives came on board to trade, and at one time I had on my main deck about 3 or 400 of them. I stretch- d a line across the deck, and suffered no One (except iny officers and crew) to go abaft it. I placed, abreast of cabin gangway, two ma chines, which if put in operation, would have wounded the whole of them in an instant:—however, I had no occasion to make any use of them. After being there 4 days, and being well assured of their friendly disposit ion, I accepted the invitation of their king to go on shore. On landing, l was immediately surrounded by about 1000 natives who had come together from mere curiosity. The king took me by the hand and conducted me to his palace ivlnch was a large hut, thatched on the outside, and neatly Iressed in the inside with mats. The king introduced me to he queen, who was apparently much pleased to see me-. I was seared or a clean mat and fanned by a woman on earl, nrte of me. The queen spread a table, which was a large wooden tray, and had a meal prepared for me immediately. The tray was spread with leaves; and the meal const.ted ifyains, bread fruit, tarrow, fish, cocoa nuts, and other dish 's, which were all prepared under the immediate iiwpcctinn >r the queen. She handed me each dish sep irately in a oreen eaf, taking great care not to touch her finger to cither; she iven handed me the cocoanut in a leaf. I never tasted a 'Weeter meal, and I ate quite heartily. After dinner I lighted a segar, which much astonished hem. as smoking is not practised among them. They an ^ared to be much surprised at my being to ibhite, and some >f them readied over three or four others to touch me with lew fingers. After smoking a segar, 1 returned to my boat.