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Boston, Jan. 16.
Halifax papers received by the Cordelia,
furnish English dates to the 11th of Decem
ber. From them w« extract the following:
Falkocth, Eng. Dec. It.
The apprehensions which w ere last week
entertained of a continental war, have nearly
subsided. It would appear that this altera
tion in public opinion throughout Europe, has
been principally efifected by a change of min
istry in this country, and by their declaration
of non-intervention and of their desire to pre
serve universal peace, which they made on
their appointment. It cannot be concealed
that considerable distrust of the Duke of We -
lington’s non-intervention policy was general
ly entertained throughout Europe. He was
thought to manifest too strong a predilection
fui* legitamacy—for the rights of the few, in
pieference to the rights of the many. Our for
eign details are more than usually interesting.
The incendiary outrages which have been
committed over so great a portion of the
country, have for the most part ceased, on
the strict enforcement of the law, the penal
ties of which now await the perpetrators.—
The evidence on the trial of the prisoners, we
doubt not, will show that the laborers were
not alone the guilty parties. In many cases
there is good reason to believe that the far
mers themselves have instigated the laborers
to their lawless deeds, and in others that they
' have quietly looked on, for the purpose of a
rmi.-ing their landlords into a sense of tbjMj
distressed state in consequence of high r<4M
and tithes, with low prices for their produce.
If this he correct, and we believe it is, then
have they succeeded, we should think, be
yond their most sanguine expectations, for
not only have the landlords consented to re
duce their rents, and the clergy their tithes,
but such a sensation has been produced in the
minds of the government and the legislature
that enquiry, retrenchment, (and consequent
reduction of taxation) and reform of Parlia
ment will certainly follow. The institutions
of our country w ill he regenerated, and a long
reign of peace and happiness, will in all prob
ability be the consequence.
The cause of Reform in Parliament is gath
ering an irresistible force, and it must soon be
granted, or as Earl Grey says, it will be taken.
The public interests demand it, suddenly it
is dangerous. A few years since, and the
man who avowed himself a Reformer, stood
a self branded revolutionist in the estimation
of men who now, through their fears, see nn
safety for the country but in such a reform
as would formerly have been demanded only
by an ultra-reformist. Such is one instance
of the complete revolution that sometimes
takes place in the minds of a majority of a
nation. Large meetings have been held at
Edinburg and Sheffield, at which petitions for
parliamentary reform were carried with ac
We learn from Copenhagen that an expe
dition which sailed from that port in May
last, succeeded in reaching the eastern coast
of Greenland, where some Norwegian colo
nists settled eight centuries ago, and to which
all access had since been prevented by the
ice. The expedition found theie the descen
dants of the primitive colonists, who still pro
fess Christianity which was carried thither
by their forefathers ; their language is that of
the Norwegians of the 10th century.
The majority of nearly all classes of the
citizens of Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, and
even Liege, particularly the armed burghers,
are, it is said, in favor of the accession of the
Prince of Orange, or one of his sons, as the
means of restoring peace and confidence.
The man who attempted assassination in the
House of Lords, has been (landed over to the
civil power, and was to be examined at Bow
street. He says he hud an account to settle
with the Duke of Wellington.
The Regency Bill was brought down from
the House of Lords on the 0th, and was read
a first time.
There is a rumor ah/oad that a strong col
lision of sentiment has taken place between
his majesty’s government and the East India
It is said that the Austrian and Spanish
governments have recalled their Ambassadors
residing at the Court of the King of the Neth
Suit against Charles X.—The Edinburg
Scotsman states that nine carriages of Charles
X. alias Mr. Capet, have been arrested in Ed
inburg, and are still held in durance vile, for a
. debt of considerable magnitude, contracted
under circumstances, according to the Scots
man’s statements,which ought to have ensured
its discharge long since. After the destruc
tion of the Bastile, in 1793, while the Bourbon
family were flying from France to Germany
the whole of their baggage waggons Were ar
rested. on the route for debt. Louis XVIII
and Charles X. were both of the party, and
prevailed upon the Count de Plaff do Pfitf
fenhoflen, fcte. to become security to their
creditors. Several years after, the Count
was sued for «heir debts, and compelled to pay
about £40,000, for which purpose he was o
hliged, in 1804, to sell his estates for half their
After the restoration of Louis XVIII. tht
Count applied to his Majesty and the Dau
phin for Ihe payment, which they agreed W
make by instalments, and have since received,
1n three payments, 150,000 francs (£6.200.]
After Charles X’s accession, the Count appli
ed again, and received plenty of promises, hot
no money. When Charles fled to England,
the Count’s claim became a desperate debt
He did not hesitate to take legal advice how
to proceed, for its recovery. The conse
quenca was the seizure of the Royal carriages
upon which a summons was raised and exe
cuted. citing Ki-g Charles X. alias Charles
Capet, to appear before the Lords of Counci
and Session on an early day in Dec.£50
000 of the Royal property has since been ar
rested in the hands of an eminent banker in Ed
The following speculation upon the lat<
change in the English Ministry, is ascribed t<
the pen of Richsrd Rush, of Penn.—first pub
iislied m the York (Pa.) Republican.
Mr. Editor : let me offer you a few wordi
on the change of Ministry in England. c>
which I have just finished reading the account
We must not suppose the reign of aristocra
cy to he at an end, or even that its influence
will be likely to grow less in that country, by
the change.
i There is not in all England, or in Europe,
a more lofty aristocrat than Earl Urey,though
at the head of the Whigs.
I will mention a single fact at present. In
1818. at a dinner given ip honor of Mr. Fox,
at Newcastle, Earl Grey, as one of the speak
ers, was not satisfied with simply deiiounc
I ing annual parliaments and universal suffrage,
I which Sir Francis Bordett, Maj. Cartwright,
(Mr Jefferson's correspondent,) and others of
that party, were contending for; but so de
sirous did he appear not to fall under the
least suspicion of republicanism, that he went
out of his way to express his disapprobation
of the principles of the constitution of the U
nited States, and to inveigh against what he
called our impure and corrupt elections in
this country.
Then, in this new Whig Ministry, we have
as chancellor of the exchequer. Lord Altliorp,
son of Earl Spencer, a nobleman of high
hearing with Earl Grey, in place of Mr. Gotil
bourn ; as home secretary, Lord Melhourn.
in place of Sir Robert Peel, tile son of a man
ufacturer; as colonial secretary. Lord Gode
rich, another nobleman, and the brother of a
nobleman, Lord Grant ham, in place of Sir
John Murray ; as master of the mint. Lord
Auckland, in place of Mr. Herries; asehao
ia&glor of the duchy of Lancaster, Lord Hol
land, in place of Mr. Arbblhnot; as pay mas
ter of the foices, Lord John Russel, son of
the Duke of Bedford, in place of Mr. Calcraft
—arid so by going through the entire list, it
[would be seen that the new officers, with their
connections, show a remarkable predomin
ance of noblemen over the late ministry, and
of noblemen of ancient families.
In blood, it is more aristocratical than
Lord Wellington’s ministry ; than Canning’s ;
or probably than that of any that has been
formed in England for the last fifty years. It
is very powerful in talents.
It stands so pledged, by a long course of
opposition, to some reduction in the expenses
of the Government, and some change in the
representation in the House of Commons,
that if it last lot g enough, w hich is doubtful,
it cannot get off. and perhaps would not wish
to; but the reduction and the changes will
he scrupulously under the safeguard of aris
Whoever expects that its administration, at
lirnne or abroad, will, otherwise, take any
other direction than that of aristocracy, and
high aristocracy, w ill, I think.he disappointed,
I venture to predict, that this English Min
istry will not side with France, in the great
battle that is coming on in Europe, hetweer
the Kings and the People. TEMPLE.
North Carolina.—It is with feelings of higf
gratification, says the Raleigh Register, ivi
le/'er our readers to the proceedings of thi
House of Commons on Friday last. It wil
he seen (hat the doctrine of nullijicalion win
constitutionally nullified by an overwhelming
majority. The debate was a most animated
one, a«d continued for several hours. The
only argument advanced against the adoption
of Mr. Worth’s resolutions, was that it was
highly indecorous and improper for North
Carolina to reflect upon her namesake of the
South. When it is borne in mind that the
citizens of this state naturally entertain a feel
ing of warm attachment lo the people of South
'Carolina, and the most exalted respect for the
distinguished men to whom she has given
birth, the vote on this subject shows most
conclusively, that the cord of private friend
ship is lint an attenuated thread, compared
with the lion gripe which hinds North Caro
lina no longer to the Union. Let South Car
olina no longer look to us for countenance in
her unconstitutional measures—“let her not
lay the flattering unction to her soul”—we
were tile last to come into the Federal com
pact but we shall lie tile last to go out of it.
Mr. Henry, of Fayetteville, in the course ol
his eloquent remarks, said—Mr. Chairman,
nullification is treason; and they who advo
cate it are traitors to our dearest rights. 1
say this, sir, on my individual responsibility
let gentlemen make the most of it. They
who endeavor to foster a spirit of disunion
with a view to effect the overthrow of om
beautiful fabric of government, deserve to ex
piate their crimes upon the gallows,
—“ And doubly dying, In go down
To the vile dn-t from whence lliey sprung,
Unwept, unlionnr’d, nnd unsung ”
The following are the resolutions :—
Resolved,by tile General Assembly ofNnrtl
Carolina, that although the Tariff Laws ai
they now exist, in the opinion of this Legis
lature, are unwise, unequal in their operation
and oppressive to the Southern States, yei
this Legislature does not recognise as constitu
tional, the right of an individual State of thh
Union to nullify a law of the United States.
Resolved, That ill the sentiment, “ The Un
ion must lie preserved,” we recognise princi
ples w hicli challenge the approbation of every
republican, and which promises to save the
republic from disunion and anarchy.
The first resolution was adopted by the fol
low ing vote, ayesJW, nays SV.
The second resolution was read and adopt
ed unanimously, y eas 112.
India Rubber Hats.—So we go ; there is nr
end to inventions and improvements at tin
present day. The following is an extract
from a communication in the Advertiser, datec
at Gardiner, in this State. Verily, when wt
read it. it essentially relieved the sorrow wt
began to fed, that onr hat was waxing old.
Portland Courier.
“ More than six months ago, Mr. Laban L
Macomher, an industrious and intelligent man
ufactnrerin this place, was led to try the ex
periment of introducing India Rubber in tin
composition of hat bodies, and by continuer
trials, he has at Inst succeeded beyond his ex
pectations. He is now on the point of throw
ing these hats into the market, and they wil
be found to be an elegant article; but this i
hv no means their greatest recommendation
They are exceedingly light, weighing, on in
average, about four ounces, and are so elastii
that they may he folded like a handkerchief—
may be crushed into any shape, and will jn>
, mediately return to their original form'with
i Ip!* )e,ng injured in the smallest degree.—
they may be folded in a trunk by the travel
er, and at the end of the longest journey chi
e restored to shape without any difficult!
i and without sustaining any injury. This sub
stance may he made into caps of any shap*
wnatever, and Mr. Macomher is now prepar
ing n few caps for the market in the lates
fashion. Another great excellency of thii
preparation is, that it may l*« expoaed to rain,
and becomes harder instead of softer by the
exposure, and the nap, when dried, will not
be injured in appearance. All things consid
ered, I cannot believe hut that those hats
must oust entirely the old kind from the mar
Distressing Accident.—Mrs. Hawley, wife
of Corliss Hawley. Esq. of Avon, sometime
last week, thinking one of her children (a lit
tle girl) unwell, attempted to give it a medi
cine commonly known as picra, which the
child refused to take. Her little hoy about
nine years old. to induce his sister to take
the potion, volunteered to taste it, and the lit
tle girl then drank the rest. The boy soon
after vomited, and both showed the symptoms
of approaching lethargy and stupor. The
mother became alarmed, and on examination,
discovered that from two phials she had se
leeted one containing laudanum, the dreadful
effect of which now became alarmingly appa
rent. Medical aid was resorted to, and the
hoy after about six hours, was placed out of
danger; hut the little girl, who had taken a
deeper draught, sunk into a state of insensi
bility, upon which the drugs of the physicians
could produce no effect, and from which she
was never aroused.—N. Y. Paper.
We learn that an affray took place in a
neighboring town on Saturday last by the ed
itor of a paper devoted to the existing Admin
istration, and a lawyer of the same politicks,
in which the latter received several wounds
from a dirk, some of which are said t > he se
vere. The unlucky type setter, we under
stand, has been committed—the proper au
thorities have refused to admit him to hail.—
We are not acquainted with the origin of the
quarrel; hut if reports he true, it has grown
out of a difference in opinion, with regard to
the disposal of a certain Postmaster-ship,
which, contrary to the new political creed, is
still held by a friend of the late Administra
tion.—Columbus (Ohio) Journal.
Sleighing in New York■—We do not recol
lect the time when there was such a general
turning out or hettersleighing. A gentleman
who resides at the upper end of Broadway,
counted, after 12 o’clock on Monday, 649
sleighs going out of town through one of the
numerous outlets of the city. Among them
were several with four horses attached—ihe
great majority are what are called Pungs,
with ons horse; and there were many com
mon sleds, having on them crates, dry goods
boxes, hogsheads, boats, baskets, hampers
&tc. filled with men, women, and children.—
We saw three men riding along very gravel]
standing up in a hogshead, which was lashei
to a sled. Such a jingle of hells was'neve
heard. It is calculated that about two thou
sand of these vehicles were in motion 01
Monday. The taverns in the country an
doing a good business, and would do mucl
better if their accommodations were men
extensive. Thousands of dollars each hoo
change hands during ibis fine sleighing, boll
day and night. The horses have no rest, ex
cept perhaps a few that are killed by hart
driving.—N. Y. Gaz.
Extract of a Letter, dated
Washington, Ian. 11, 1831.
The Supreme Court of the United State
commenced its annual session yesterday. Al
the judges, w i: h the exception of Judge John
ston, were present. The Court has assem
hied under very peculiar and trying circutn
stances. Heretofore, it has met with a cer
taint}' that its orders, judgments, and decree!
would be carried into effect by the Executive
branch of the government, however mud
they might conflict with the interests, preju
dices, or prepossessions of the parties or tin
States. It has now met, with the full knowl
edge that the Executive will not enforce it;
decisions, if they are counter to his views o
constitutional law. I speak within hound
when I say, there are two thousand lawyer
in the United States, the opinion of any om
of whom would be sooner consulted on a le
gal or constitutional question, than that o
the President ; and yei he will exercise hi
discretion in relation to the first judicial tri
burial known to the constitution. Mr. Ing
ham is said to he the only member of the cab
inet who does not believe in the supremacy o
the President, arid who would not advise hin
to set the law at defiance, if it stood in tie
way of accomplishing political views. Tie
i court has met with a knowledge that it ivil
i be violently assailed in the House of Jtepre
sentatives, and that an attempt will lie madi
to deprive it of its constitutional right to de
r ide on the constuti.nudity of State laws.—
The Speaker appointed, for the first time, the
session, a majority on the Judiciary Commit
tee, of nlief men and nullif.ers■ This maj
have happened from a misapprehension oftlu
sentiments of the members of the. rommilee
but it is a remarkable coincidence, that at this
important crisis, he should have selected i
majority of that committee known to he litis
tile to the exercise of power by the Supreme
Court over State laws, and State pretensions
Mr. Davis, of South Carolina, introduced r
resolution some days since, empowering tin
Committee of the Judiciary to inquire into tin
expediency of repealing that section oftheju
diciary act, which provide? for the removal n
causes from the highest judicial State Courts
to the Supreme Court of the United States
A bill to that effect will be reported in a few
days. If it shall become a law, th^Govern
nn-nt will be at an end. There is no law o
the United Slates that may not be rendered
w holly inoperative by any one of the States
The Supreme Court of tire United States has
been justly considered as the sheet-anchor ol
the constitution ; and while every other de
partment of the Government has been con
taminated within less than two years, our
■ hopes have been placed on this anchor. Mow
l long they may be permitted to rest there, is
1 only known to Him who has thus far preserv
ed us. The appointment of Judges McLean
1 and Baldwin, by the present administration,
: was wholly fortuitous, and produced by a
■ combination of political causes beyond the
conlrtrl of the President. If their seats were
■ now vacant, there is no doubt they would lie
‘ filled with thorough going rtullifiers.
Alter a few causes were called over, the
1 Court accarding to custom, waited on the
President. The business of the Court will
he somewhat delayed for a few days, in con
sequence of Mr. Webster’s detention as one
ol the Judges of the Court of Impeachment,
■ and uf Mr. Wirt, as one of the counsel (or the
i accused. Mr. Wirt was unable to attend the
trial before the Court of Impeachment fee
terday, on account ofnickm***. Although the
Senate devotes three and four hours each day
t«. the trial ..f Judge Peck, it has passed more
hill* within the hour devoted to Legislaljve
husiness. than the House will act on during
the session, if it shall not apply *,s time more
efficiently than it has done thus far in the ses
sion. The members burden the committees
with business by their resolutions; the com
mittees promptly mature whatever is referred
to then) ; hut w hen reports are made, or hills
presented, they are placed on the list, with as
tittle hope of reaching them, as there would
he of reaching a case on the Chancellor's list
in England, except it be those hills w hich ap
propriate money for the support of the Gov
ernment.—y. y. Adv.
Congress.—On Thursday, the 13th, in the
House, Mr. Stanberry’s motion for striking
out from the appropriation bill the item for
the Russian mission, was again taken up, and
produced an animated discussion.
Mr. Corson, of N. C. was surprised at the
motion, and spoke at some length on the sub
ject, the whole of which amounted to a full
conviction on his part that the “ King had
been shot at.”
Mr. Stanberry rose and replied that the mo
tion was dictated by those principles which
brought General Jackson into office. During
the preceding administration, great clamur
was heard about the profligate expenditure of
the public money, and about constructive
journeys; and a change of administration
was urged for the purpose of correcting these
abuses. But Mr. S. saw no difference between
paying an officer for a constructive residence
and a constructive journey. The House had
just heard read, that the Minister sent to Rus
sia dues not reside there ; we have all seen
him here—we know him, and know that he
cannot reside there ; if he receive the public
money as Minister to Russia, without residing
there, he will he paid for a constructive res
idence.-We know, as far as We know
any thing about him, that he resides in Eng
land, nr in France ; we know at any rate, that
he does not reside at his post in Russia, and
have reason to believe that he will not reside
there. Is it right to pay for duties thus per
formed ? Might he not as well reside at home,
and still he considered Minister to Russia, as
to reside in England or France in that capa
city ? Mr. S. said that in making the motion,
ho had aimed no covert blow at the Adminis
tration ; he had made the motion in pursu
i ance of what he deemed his duty to the pub
lic. In doing so, he was acting as the indi
■ \ ideal in question would himself have acted,
under similar circumstances, were he now a
I member of this House. If we are to pay
• that individual for the public services which
- it is said he has performed, let us do it direct
i ly. not indirectly ; not pay him for those ser
■ vices by giving him a salary for an office
i which he fills but in name. These principles
■ I learned, said Mr. S. from that gentlemen
■ himself, in here listening to him with delight,
i while denouncing the abuses of other Admin
istrations in misapplying tlie public money.
I Mr. Archil, of Va. spoke for a considerable
lime on the subject. lie alluded to the thirty
j'ears import tut services of Air. Randolph
felt bound as a Virginian to defend'llie char
acter of a gentleman so irighly esteemed and
s honored as Air. R. ever bail been in that slate,
I See &c.
Mr. Mallary stated that there were some
great considerations connected ,villi this ques
tion which demanded notice. He was not
disposed to speak of the gentleman who holds
the appointment of Minister to Russia as a
gentleman from Virginia. lie thought there
were higher considerations to he viewed. We
well know the influence which tile Autocrat
1 exercises. He puts his foot on nine-tenths ol
the physical power of Europe : his thumb is
i on Kauitscatka, bis little finger touches the
f Aleutian Islands ; it is well known also, that
> he feels or pretends to feel great friendship
for tile United States. It is our duty to cul
• tiv.ite this feeling. We know our situation if
■ delicate as regards the European Powers.—
f What is to be done ? How are we to improve
i our condition ? Not by confiding our affair;
to persons who have no higher qualification*
than that they are gentlemen of V irginia.—
- We want somebody at tile Court of Russia t<
f hold intercourse with the Autocrat—to meet
i him face to face, not on bended knee—to be
• thereon the spot, and honestly to cunimilni
• rate our honest wishes. We do not wish a
I Minister who is to lie continually an absentee
He intended no disrespectful reflection on the
■ gentleman, hut vve want a man who can talk
to <he Autocrat, in reference to the mutual
interests of the two countries. Such a vine
i do vve want at the Court of Russia. The
gentleman from Virginia tells us that Mr. Ran
dolph has done great services to his country,
that he is distinguished for his talents, and so
forth. Well, let that pass. But it was not
merely because a person had figured well on
the floorof Congress, that he is to he selected
as u minister. We want a man who can do
the business of the country—who can present
himself before the Emperor, and tell him
what we deem to he the snilable'Velations be
tween us. Is it merely hecause Mr. Ran
dolph has in a certain fashion, distinguished
himself on the floor of Congress, that he has
1 been selected as a Minister 7 He. (Mr. M )
believed that he understood the character of
Mr. Randolph as well as any man ; and valu
ed his talents about as high as any one ; hut
here is a plain matter of business ; and vve
want a man who w ill be on the spot, and stand
by our interests. He understood that the
gentleman was indelicate health, and could
not stand the rough winter of a Muscovite
climate. Well, we want some one who can ;
and not a minister who is obliged to retreat
from the inclemency of a Russian atmos
phere,! o the more congenial climate of France,
and to leave the interests which have been en
trusted to him in the hands of a Secretary.
Something to this effect had been stated to
us in the-iiew spapers, as well as in the Mes
sage. Mr. M. then referred to the clamor
which was raised when Mr. Rufus King was
sent to England, hy the late Administration,
because his health was such as to render it
impossible for him to remain ; yet, vve are
how called on to vote a salary for a minister
who has merely made bis bow at Court, and
stayed ten days, and then left the business of
his mission tu a Secretary ; and vve are told
that the purposes of his mission vvece suc
cessfully fulfilled while he remained there!
II all which is required to be done, can be as
well dune by the Secretary, as by the minis
ter, let the minister remain in the United
State*, in the city of Washington, and let him
do all by correspondence with the Secretary
at St. l*rtershurgh. Let the plenipo *tay
here, and communicate with his Secretary
The Committee on Manufactures in the H.
of Representatives of the U. States, to w hom
was referred that part of the President’s mes
sage at the opening of the session which re
lays to the taiiffofduties on imports, and that
which respects manufactures, have made a
long report, and the minority of the commit
tee, according to the modern usage of Con
gress, have made a counter statement. Six
thousand copies of each have been ordered to
be printed. A considerable part of the report
of the majority of the committee is devoted
to a critical examination of the principles and
doctrines advanced in the message ; and in
our judgment they «\re handled with ability.
—N. Y. Ado.
[Tile committee consists of Messrs. Mallo
ry, Condit, Stanherry, Huntington, Monell,
Irvin, and Barbour of Va. The first four na
med were of the majority, the others in the
A publication recently appeared in the
Georgia Journal, signed by Judge Clayton of
that state, and containing an extract of an a
nnnymous letter received by the Judge, in
which it was stated that the Report on the
Bank of the U. States made by the Commit
tee of Ways and Means at the last session of
Congress, was not penned by the chairman of
that committee, (1\Ir. M’Duffie,) but by those
immediately interested in or employed by the
Bank. In consequence of the publication, Mr.
M’Dulfie has addressed a note to the editors
of the National Intelligencer, denying expli
citly the statement of the anonymous corres
pondent, and affirming that the entire Report
was composed and written by the Chairman
of the committee.—Con. Courant.
At a meeting lately held in the sixth ward
of the city of N. York, among other resolu
tions w hich were passed, it was “ Resolved,
That we cordially approve of the determina
tion announced by Gen. Jackson, in his late
message, to decline a re-election, and that we
will cheerfully co-operate with him in carry
ing his resolution into effect!”
Murder.—We learn from the Pennsylranin
Democrat, published at Uniontown, and re
ceived yesterday, that a man named Calvin
Wood, stabbed two persons at Bridgeport, in
that county, on the night of Sunday week,
one of whom, William Booh, died on Friday
evening. Wood, w ho was drunk, had been
guilfj- of disorderly conduct on board of a
steam-boat then about landing at Bridgeport,
for which Capt. Kimber threw him upon the
deck and threatened to put him overboard.—
Wood was about leaving the boat, when a
person whose name we have not heard, while
in the act of handing him his cap was slabbed
by him in the abdomen. Boob, who, as well
as the other peison wounded, belonging to
the boat's crew, followed Wodd and overtook
him on the plank extending from the boat to
the shore. A scuffle ensued, in which Booh
received the stab in the abdomen, of which
he died. It was not until after wards, it was
discovered that a similar wound had been in
flicted on the other person referred t<>. and
that Capt. Kim tier’s watch chain (a ribbon)
had been cut off by an attempt to stab him in
the same mnnntr. Wood has been commit
ted for trial.—N. Y. Gaz.
Steamboat Macdonough.— V letter from a
gentleman on hoard this boat informs ns that
she left N. York for N. London the 11th inst.
at 4. I*. M. At 11 the wind had increased to
a severe gale accompanied by a thick fi.lling
of snow. Being at that time off Norwalk
light, it was attempted to put in ; and tho
boat accordingly ran up as far ns possible in ,
such thick darkness, and then came down to
anchor. In the morning it was discovered
that the anchor had been dragged and that
there w as danger of going into Norwalk reef.
An attempt w as made, in consequence, to run
up the harbor, but the snow fell so thiek, that
it was impossible to see tile boat’s length a
head. On finding blit two fathoms of water
midships, the engine was stopped, and the
boat was left aground at high tide. The boat
i» not injured—lies easy—and wil^ probably
he got off in a few days.—Review.
Deaths by the Storm.— Mr. Crines. of Pro- !,
vider.ee, gives the following information res- ;•
peeling the death of Edward Greene, the dri
ver of the 4mail stage between that place and
Hartford. He started from Ashford on Mon
day morning, with the Hartford mail stage.
After he had arrived within 6ve miles of Mr.
Cornell's tavern in Gloucester, he found it im
possible to proceed with the stage—he hired
a man to proceed with him on foot to Cor
nell’s, where he arrived after a severe time,
and left the mail. On his return to Ashford,
he perished from the severity .of the weather. ,
Mr. Crines informs that lie sat by his side inj/,
the sleigh, and found he was much overcome
by fatigue and cold, and was drowsy. He
wrapped the Buffalo skins around him, and
endeavored to arouse him and keep him a
wake, by rubbing and shaking him ; but in ■
vain. In a short time, he was dead. He then
covered him over with the buffalo skins, took
the reins, and conveyed the body to his un
cle's in Ashford. He was a respectable young
man, 22 years old.
A boy in Foster, about 14 years old, was;,
sent by his father to a store, near Conriee»k.-<r|'
line, on Saturday, to get some oil He went'
to the store, got his oil. attempted to re
turn. lie was found buried in a snow drift,
frozen to death, holding in one hand the jug
of oil.
An infant was frozen to death on the nigh,
of the 12th in a cellarin Fourth (Philadelphia
between Shippen and Plum streets, in th<
district of Southwark.—Courant.
Missouri Productions.—A lady of our cit'
Inis become the happy mother of three prett;
girls at one b(rth. This branch of industr;
should be encouraged. Some gentlemen mad ,
up a handsome Christmas gift fur them. VV
I bespeak the patronage of Guv. Pope for th
young ladies.—St. Louis Repub.
A letter from New-Orleans, dated Dec. *t *i
states—•• We have had a frost here which wi
cut off the crop of sugars one fourth,say 20,00
hlids. I**ss than was expected two wrecks ago
Other accounts correspond with this.
At Mobile, t«i the 22d, the mercury w? !
down to 11 above zero.

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