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'/'• n RANGE CASE.
A very siniMilxr irsnaaciion took place
last week, which terminated yesterday
aa follows: O.i Saturday last. D. Bur
hsnse, landlord at Youngs’ Tavern, five
I miles ^fom this city, m«m,-d from hi*
trunk six hundred dollars in specie and
bonk nofs. He immediately commen
•ad a sea cfb <nd on S csrdev ■•veiling,
from same RircniiisiniHTS. supposed he
bad gocid reason to stwptn his os.ler, and
•a adjoining neighbor and In* wife, to
ba concerned in the theft. He had them
•Treated nnd put in j >il Sntnrday night.
On Sunday night, his own wife ac
knowledged <bat she purloined the mon
ey—when the husband immediately had
two of the .prisoners released on bail.—
Yesterday, at 2 o’clock, the c»se c«me up
for legnl investigntion, and the wile was
brought on to the stand ns » witm a*. when
she swore that she herself took the mon
ey without the knowledge of “chick or
Child,” nnd now had it m safe keeping.—
Io answer to the question wharethe moo
•y whs, -he stoutly refused to tell. The
Court decided she mu**—she dicided she
wasn’t The Court hinted at a commit
ment for contempt. She told them to go
ahead—mid she would go to jail—would
lay the,re as long as they could support
her in those quarters—would die there,
but never, never would she tell where the
money whip.
one claimed tnai me money was nrr
•wo. and took it aa such, and meant to
keep it too—if anybody could help them
•elves, let them do it. A dispute arose
among the counsel ns to the "relevancy”
Of several nice points—whether it ant
minted to u theft, it being her husband's
money, and whether she was obliged to
lell where it was. Ac. She bad uily ex
culpated the three accused, by shoulder
ing it herself—aud now who wns on trial f
or was there any body! She said she
Was “ something of a lawyer,” and she
didn't think it very good law that* per
son should be obliged to tell everybody
where their money was, for 1 they might*
mid she, * want to steal ii.’ Lawyers
looked black—the Court wasn’t sure he
was right—the woman was perfectly re.
signed to her fate, whether it was the jail
or otherwise—reiterating that she should
keep the money anyhow—and the Court
was obliged to dismiss the whole CHse
ind all concerned.—[Detroit Advertiser*
Bysshe Shelley, the grandfather ot Per
cy Bysshe Shelley, the poet, wns born in
New*rk, North America, in 1713, accor
ding to Captuin Medwin's recent memoir
of the port, noticed in the last N. Bnt.sh
Review. “ He began life as a quack doc
tor.” went to England, ran away with un
koiraas -after her death he married Miss
Bidaey Perry, heiress to Penhurst, the
•state of Sir Philip Sidney—was raised to
fee baronetcy in 1805, and died in 1815.
A large meeting was held at Wilming
ton a few days since to mature plans for
Colling a Convention to amend the Con
stitution of the State. If a Convention is
Calldd. the question of providing for the
final extinction of all tnat remaina of
Mattery in Delaware will doubtless have
to bo discussed and willed. Thus in
Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland and Del.4
aware there are indications ot hostility
to Slavery which bid fair to result in di
twt measures to procure its overthrow.
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feptltiM ■wbcrwiU. give the ahovenrns
JWetne (t<wttber with this note) thres lnw-r
Uaaa in their reenectivejoainaia. and send tin
f^M aMKkedhto|h^above address. wIUbe ea
From the National lnt« lligenrer
Cunetu.m 4.
To the nine eSect that great democratir
leader the Hon. Silas Wright.wfcoae late death
has been so ju-tly lamented by men «l all par
tiea, who was pie*enl during the whole ileh.itr
utton thi TexasTiealv.and gave bia vole a
tainet its ratifieali«n. ileclaped to hi* constitu
ents, in a ap'ech drlivrred at Watertown, a*
•I le't It my duty to vote against the rstiti
r alien of ihe Iresiv fm the annexation. I ‘m
licved that Ihe treaty JKjMrom Ine tv.uhd .rn-»
that must be itn ilud trot it, embraced 3
country to wl eh Texas had no claim, oven
which she had'never asserted jurisdiction and
which she had no right lotede.*
Dot, many years befote Ihe date of this de
bate, Ihe recoid- of the United Slate* had
home testimony t< Ihe tril ■ hoitndarv n Tex*«
In 1936 an agent was di*|>aiched hy the Presi
dent of thr U. S. (Gen. Jackson.) In examin.
ami report upon the condition ol Texas, wh.cli
had then established an iudcprnd-nt OoTer.i
menl ; and in bis report, dated in Aug of that
year, h» reported I hat-the political limits ol
Texa* primer, previoti* to the last revo'ution.
werb the Nliecesriaer m. the west; along Ih*
Red river on the north; the Sabine on the eaet.
and iheGnlph ol Mexico on the south.*
At the lime of the communication of the act
o| the annrxatinh, Mr Donelson, being the
Charge d'.Affaitc of the United S.'aies to that
vi.ung Republic, commuuicaied freely with his
Government a* to the p*siitinn of things in
Texss. From his letter* we exlrael the fol
lowing paaages. showing what was th»fmr! a*
to Ihe limits of the lerritorv actually occupi
ed by Texas, even at that time 1
‘Corpus Chri*ti i* said In be a* healthy as
Pensacola, a convenient place for supplies,ind
the most ters/rrn point now occupied by Tex
as.’—Letter to Secretary of Slate, June 30th.
* t he occupation ot tne country onwwn me
Nuecc* and the Ris Grande, you are aware, i«
a disputed question. Text* holds Corpus
Chrisli. Mexico holds fhe Rrazo* de Santiago.*
Lelter to Gen, Taylor, June 28- 1845.
The proclamation ot a trace between the two
nations, founded on propositions mutually ac
ceptable to them. 09-icaving the question ol
a boundary not only an open one. but Mexico
in possession cf the east bank of the Rio Gran
de seemed to me inconsistent with the expec«
t a I ion that in defence of fhe elnim of Texas
our ti'onps should marrh immediately to that
river. What the Executive of Texas htd de
termined not to fight for, but to settle by ne
gotiation, to say -the least of it, could as well
he left to the United Statis on the same condi
Thequestion was whether, ut-der the cir
cumstances we should take a position to make
lor Ihisclaim in the lac- of an acknowledg
ment on the part ol this government that it
could hr settled by negotiation. 1 at once de
rided that we should take no such position, hut
should regsrd only i* within the limits of our
protection that portion of territory arlually
possessed by Texas, and which she did not con
aider as subject to negotiation.*—Letter to Mr
Buchanan, July 11, 1843*
These extracts taken together establish, up
on the evidence ol our Government itself.lhro’
its diplomatic rejuesentatives in Texas, *hal
Mix ico was in possession of the territory
west of the Nueces—excepting the county
of Patric io—and Texas rl the territory essl ol
the Nueces, with the addition of Patricio;
that Mexicowas admitted by. our own Envoy
tube in possession ofthera-d hank of the Rio
Grande and that Corpus Chrisli was the most
western point then occupied by Tex**- These
admission* from * source so well informed, so
tree from bias in lavor otany inletrsl bul that
of the United Stales, including Texas, sre U«
tal to evetv pretension of territorial right on
the part ofTexa* between the Rio Grande and
the Nuecus, the small county of Patricio per
haps excepted.
All that remains therefore, to sustain the
pretension of our Administration that the
boundary of Texaa extended to the Rio Grande
and that by her annexation the Rin Grande
became the boundary ot the United States, is
the act ol the Legislature of Texas declaring
l* boundary In extend to the Rio Grande. It
that act could be considered of any effect
! whatever, it would at most leave ground tor
controversy and negotiation, as w»* assumed
by Mr Donelson. But the act itself waa a mere
To that effect we have the opinion of Sena
tor Woodward, now an Associate Judge of the
Supreme Couit of the United Ststes in his
speech in favor of ratilying the Treaty of An
nexation :
•Texas hy a mere law,’ said he, ‘could ac
quire no title but what site conquered from
Mexico, and actually governed Hence, tho’
her law include* more than the ancient Texas
the could hold and convey only that, or, at the
uttermost, * nly what she exercised clear ju
risdiction over *
Texas never had exerciaedjurisdiction of a
ny toil over any territory on the Rie Grande,
and could not tnerelore by possibility convey
tolhe Uoited States any title to it.
To the same eflect we havr the authority of
Mr Gallatin, which saves us sod i or readers
the trouble of set cn:n<4 further on the subject:
‘The Republic of Texas did. by sn act ef
December. 1S36, declare the Rmdel Norte to
be its boundaiy. It will not tie seriously'Con
tended ti.at a nation has a right by a law of it*
own, to determine what is or shall be the
boundary between it and another country. The
act was nothing more than the expression ol
the wishes or pretensions of the Government
As regards rights, the act is a perfect nullity.*
It i* thus conclusively demonstrated that Ike
' territory between the Nuece* and tlie Rio
Grande never had passed out of tha possession
•>r tight of Mexico, and ws* innosense Ameri
can foil,or territory of the United Statea. Aye.
Gen. Taylor himself, alter literally obeying the
Execut ve orders by occupying a l;mailinu op.
poaiie Malsmoras. tho* re|mrted In the War
Department, under date of April 4,1446, hi*
‘On our aide a battery for four eighteen
tioundeis will be completed and the guns pla
ced in battery to day. These guns beat di
. reelly upon the public square of Matamoass,
and within good rauge lor demolishing the
town. OO* Their object cannot be mialakeu b\
( tha enemy.
, The enemy I What enemy .» Does not this
1 language prove that that the bisve old General
understood very well what he was eeut there
fort War did not exist until he had placed
- » battery of guns bearihg directly upen tbs
s Pul*lic squares of Matamoras. the object ol
rs " hi'b, aa he very truly reports to Mr Marcy
„ could not be mistaken,
•i And by this invasion of Msgiean territory,
■i una«r peremptory orders Irom Washington tu
i- the Commanding General was the war begun
I- by the President ,4 the United Slat. without
at the knowhdge ot Congress, though then ir
session Nor then noi aince has there been i
'- drop of Ameticaii [U Mates,] blood shed by
id Mexico on American soil; nor then nor sinci
;e has a Mexican soldier or armed nun set hu
10 loot upon American aoil,Texas proper iuckud
|y The foundation of the President's first, set
ond.and last Vast Manitcstoes against Mexi'c
to being thus withdrawn from under them, vrha
ia there left to Mw.aia any part of three re
commendations in the Message belore as, of
in Author and nwa vindicliee prosecution ot th
R*tf »«, proceed, the ground upon whjc^i th
lr President placod the War, when haring got ir
to it, ho ws* obliged fo call upon Dagm
tnwmaain halt inaUia, gg Wh Mf* 4*v*o«
»f m * * *■
far from twin* solid or true, that it tedirvcily
the nnw t» il Ho ter Hum Miim daring
lavthM Texas, nod so far hoai me war baa*
■OK existed by Ike act ol Mexico, H cxwtad—■
ao far a* it is mueinJe fur the United "tales lo
be ml tear without the commit ol the warbisk
iitg power—by llie act W Mr Polk atom. Nut
in our tqiiiiiiin . did il axial wilbont prrteui
• alioa. Il Had been cmtemplated, u pomiu.is
al leaat. tiutn iliemoment o| hi* comma into
me Presidency. The government paper, as we
have alreadt remarked, had ind been in exist
ence none lhan a week, bet. re inllmt mirroi
ol I lie I'resiiletilialseuiimeMi, the invasion »nd
i veit t lie funtjm at of Mexico, were l.rtsbafi
.ns.nl—we mat eay |nedtried—in Ihe event «g
Vftxico venturing Hiexernse ai.y an'honty on
the east *ni ot t:^ Rio Oiaort *. A* sirif as
June. 1X45—mark the date.—the commander
oi the M.ivai f.nre ol' the U. S. m the Parilie
>t»s direr"ed to |o. k mil |..i war wilh Mexr
co. and < n re etjit ol the new* ol ifj to pomes*
hiinself of the port ol ‘‘an hi mm-taco, on the
c 'Xfcl ol (,'aiil. vnia and siieli other po is as hi*
t.-fre wen Id iwrmi*. He had hern so insiiucf
*d evene.nlier than ihi* ; lor the letter In him
login* : ‘Your attention i» fill particularly dr
rspletl *fc- lollie rnntingenrv of the war—
Coogre** wa* to meet in the December folksi'
•nr. Early in November the Message ot the
President to Congress being in x state of prep
aration, already roniainen, as we had evert
te»*on to beli*ve, a rrcoinmetnlation of how'll
ities ag»in«t Mexico.in semefnim or other, on
the ground nnsatiafi-ni claim* ol one citi
zens of unpaid ind mni'v niitner and other griev
ances Oh ‘he 9th Nov. three weeks brfore tl.e
session, information was received fn m taw Con*
aid at Mexico that the Mexican Government
was wi:l ng >o receive a commi*'ioner tdw go
tiate concerning the Texas bonndarv, the Mes
sage was perforce changed. The body ol the
Indictment ara-nsr that Government was indeed
retained, ihe recomm*nda*ion of reprisals or of
war in some form, Ming ihe onle thug omined.
A mini*ter Plenipotentiary was sent instead of a
Commissioner—onr Government refusing to treat
on the bonndarv question wirimnt mixing it up
wi>h mariers wh’eh it bed an sort of connexion
—and the correspondence hei»een <’Or Minister
and the Mexican authoritiea wa# still going, on
w hen the army of Gen Taylor waa, as it fof tlie
purpose of precipitating events, marched (nan
Corpus Chnati to the Rio Gram’e. At the time,
he was h-mself in aecret negotiation wt h the ex
iled Military Chieftain, Santa Anna, (nr what
free is* purpose can tatty he inferred from* the
fact, that ■ he day after the war was declared to
exist directions wars given to alt our vessels of
mr to allow him to pass into Mexico. All these
concurring circumstances show th al war waa
meditated by the President.
To be continued.
UtdjjeidTPeer i»M8«7
WUf IVoaiaatiMM.
1 ■
For Governor,
For Lieut. Governor,
For Secretary,
For Treaaurer,
For Comptroller, i.
Mr. (Alton's Resolutions,
The subjoined resolut ons offered by Mr.
Calhoun in the Senate, are attractin • much
attention jntt now. He states his object to
be “ to guard against the result into which
we are hurrying our telnet incontuleratrly—
a result which might throw into our hands
the whole of nine or ten millions of tha
Mexican people, after destroying their na
4 **w i vcviutiuii9 • i c ns luiiwwa-w
Resolved, Thr.t lo conquer Mexico nnd
lo hold it Hi hems tt province, or lo inenr*
pornte it into our own Union, would he
inconsistent with the «vowed object for
which I lid war h»s he. n prosecuted— n
d.'pnrture from the settled policy of (he
Government—in conflict wiih ns chornc,
ter and genius, and ill the end kuhversive
of out free and popular institutions.
Resolved, That no line of jiolicy in the
further prmecuiion of the war should be
adojited which may lead to consequences
so disastrous.
Let no one say that these resolutions are
vntirersraiy—that there :s no danger that
the apprehensions of the veteran Senator can
be well founded. Remember that our Gov.
eminent has broken over her ancient and
well defined landmarks, and given loose
rein* to the wild spirit of Conquest. Ail
History is full of fearful warnings—shall we
re I use to be guided by the beacons of past
experience, and haste blindly to our doom ?
We are rushing over the same jtaih Which
other nations have trod to their destiuction,
and can we aay, “There is no danger’’?
Mr. Calhoun has ever bad she t^puta*
lion of being a far-seeing ataiesmah, and
certainly he is presumed to know ns much
concerning the views and plana of Ibe
administration as any other man- And
when it is remembered that several distin.
gu .shed Southerners have openly advocated'
the annexation of the whole of Mexico to
the Union, there is teasoa 10 believe that
Mr. C’s resolutions are not wdhnut deep
meaning. i
ttJ’The ciliseoa of WMminxton, Del.
nro about to |ifetteni Midshipman Rodg
ers with a swoid. Ho deserves the com>
(0-Where it mir Christmas turkee tn eeme
I from this year ?—Ed. Euyuurr.
What ha* a fVc*tytcriew to do with’ C Ariel
mnf turkey* f Puialnes will do tor Ih.oe:who
only notice the day lot purposes ot teesung and
gluttony. A.*.
; ‘ Preahyteriane,’ doctor, ran reli.ha good
» * Chriatma* turkey’ as well as the beat of
i ye—without stopping to inqnit* into the
n “regular succession’’ of the trd from some
a one of the antique fowl* that was wont to
y Vo me home to moat’’ is Su Peter'a barn
• yard. And as for the “potatoes,” they twill
• -do” for anybody — the Cead ones, we
P* V.
o. Tag HouaaTonic Rail Roao—W»tin
“ demand that it m proponed tv hnvnttae
. connecting link between the Harlem rood
» and Bridgeport completed by the middle
• *tf next summer—when the trip batmnen
a* artiaf Af.-ab* pay bp mode in'
« hmhome
BMUtM^miNV. .
K^>IWibly the democratic wag of Um
Hhsiou Puai meant ty bit aooieof bia politi
cal IHei da, by tbe frliowmg paragrapu. At
all events, tb<* application la natural and
** Aim it wicked to rob hen-roost*, Jim?'
* That’s a ureal moial question, .'am;
and we hav’M lime to argue il uvw—baud
down another pultet.’’
LONGEVITY.—Three persons have died
in tbl* county within the last five month*
who bad entered upon the 100th year of
their age I Mr*. EatnerSwne. who died at
New JKilibrd on the 27ib of July last, wav
aged 9V year*, 2 months, and 8 day* Mr.
Fbedf.bick Nodinf.. of Kent, whose death
we ehrouicled a week or two since, would
have entered upon his 101st year, had he
lived two weeks onger Mr. Stephen
Merrill!, who died in Win*ted on the 14th
inst-. entered tipon hi* lOOtb year in Octo
ber last. There are at lea»t 2 persons now
living in the county who have reached their
100th year.
The ohhut man now living in thin town
is Mr. John Hall, b soldier of the Revolu
tion, who will enter upon hi* 95. b year on
28th of Febr uary aex t.
fXWe are gratified to leern that Lieut.
Lyman Biasell, (formerly of this town.) Pay
master of the New England Regiment, baa
been promoted to a Captaincy.
J^p-George Catlin, Esq , now in London
is preparing for the press a new work on
England and France. Murray will be the
publisher. It is pronounced by those who
baye seen tbe manuscripts, to be a very su
perior work
Beath #f Capt, ESiada Osborn.
Capl Osborn, whose death isannounced un
der our usual obituary head, was born in this
(••wn in mi, and was one of our oldest and
most respectable citizens. He wasa *> Idier in
revolt! iouaty army, under his father, the late
Capt John Osborn—an«l waa in the service on
the Hudson river for s considerable time. Pur
ing the war. Litchfield Hill was a depot lor
.Provision*and other Continental Stores, and
.prisoners of war were confined in our jail,
among whom were Mr. Matthews, the British
Mayor ol New York,and Gsv. Franklin of N w
Jeisey, (a son ol the famous Benjamin Frank'
lin;) consequently a strong guaid waa kept
here. Mr. Osborn was staliened here as one
of this guard: ami when Gen Washington pass
ed through Litchfield on his wav from Cam.
bridge lo New York, he wsa one of the soldiers
who met and escorted HisExcellencv into the
village. Capt. Osborn was an unostentations
hut useful citizen—a kind neighbor at d parent
—benevolent to the poor—and a gord specimen
of "God’s noblest work—an honest man ’’—
Full of years, and ready todepait, he has been
gathered to his lathers; hnt his good jeedk
will live alter him, and lorm a bright halo
around kis memory.
Frem the Palladium of the Uth
High Handed Outrage!
A sad affair occurred on the College premi.
sea last night, or rather at about 3 o'clock this
morning There was some disturbance in the
College yard, and the Lyceum door was broken
open with an iron bar in the hands of one o|
the rowdies, when they proceeded to ring the
bell. The noise brought out Tutor Joseph
Emerson, who railed Tutor William Goodrich.
(s..n ot Piofessor G.) and the two sought to ar
rest the diatu ’her* of the peace. Tutor Good
rich was struck over the head with the iron
bar in the hand* of one ot the riotous persons,
and Tutor Emerson wa* cut in the arm bv
another person, who attempted to slab him
with a sword cane. Hi* wound is not a aeri.
ou* one—hut Tutw Goodtich tarn* left upon
the groundinaensihle, and to-day much anxiety
is felt for him. though hr is not regarded as
immediately dangerous. The snow on the
ground enabled the officers of the college and
uther* to trace the supposed assailants to their
rooms, and thi* morning two young men, one I
named Tower, of Philadelphia, and another na
med Ewing of Trnnesser were arrested, and
examined before Justice Be metl, and each put
under #4.000 bond* tor a further examination
next week. One of them fnui d bail, and it is
probable that the other will do so before night.
If they are proved guilty, we trust that the se
verest punishment of the law wilT he me«4«-d
out te them. This i« a sad affair in every **
P«*»- _’_
The Chicago Journal of the 1st relate* the
following incident*:
Two young ladies, returning from school
were in sight of their home.- They were ar
rouaed from their sleep—and with marked sell
possession, seeing escape almo. t hopeless,
calmly directed their trunk to be thrown over,
that it might at leaat float ashore and reach
their home. One of lh« doors being iwiated
off by a friend, was tb'own over, and kissing
each other «nd taking a mutual farewell, they
made the fatal leap into the lake, and were
never lieatd of after. The trunk wa* found
afterward by their distracted father, having
floated mi shore. A man. hi* wile and child,
took each other** hands, and leaped into the
element arareelv leae meiriful than that whirh
dtnve them into it, and were instantly separa
ted. The man wa* saved by almost a miracle—
hi* wits and child were In-t.
Curious M anaiAon Contract —The
Scientific American state*, that the Royal Li
braiy of Paris, have a written contract drawn
up in 1397, between two person* of noble b rih
in Armavnac The document bound the hus
band and wife to laithful vredh-ck for aeeen
yeare. It is stipulated that the parlies should
have the right to rerrw the tie at the end ol
that time if they mutually agreed, but if not.
the children were lobe equally divided.and it
the number chance to be unequal, they weie
to draw let* for the odd ono.
_ *
WThe Hoa. John Fairfield, on* of the Sen
ator* Iran* Maine, died at Washington on Fri
day last.
•WToto* Goodrich —The New Haven Cen
rter of yewertay morning any* •. *W# teamed
last e veutng that this gentleman was an honor;
ho lire in aa insensible state from which hs i*
•dBWpua* pnitielly a moated-by exiranaeae at
farteWhinmiJiaiily relapasaiato his termor
Daaiel Cbipatan.
The common ancestor of all those hearing
the name of CHiraaa In Nor,h America
w-s John Chipman, born in Barnstable
England, a. n 1614. He emigrated to A
merica in HjlJO. at th* ag’ of 16 years, ami
married a daughter oI»J*>1 n Howland, one
of the pilgrims who landed from the Mnyx
flower opon the Rock of I’tymoulh. He
settled on a farm in Barnstable, Mass., on
which his descendants have ever since rest
ded. He was made a fre< man. by vote of
the town, iu December 1662. His son.
Samuel, was born at Barnstable, r.ugust
15 1661—married Sarah ( obh,and had ten
children, one of whom was John Chipman,
born in 1691, graduated at Harvard College
iu 1711, ordained minister t.f Beverly, Mass
in 1715, and died in 1775, aged 84- He had
fifteen children* Their descendants are
very numerous in Nova Srotia and New
Brunswick, among whom is Hod. Ward
Chipman, one of the Commissioners under
the Treaty of Ghent for settling the North
Eastern Boundary.
The eldest of the ten children orMamuel
Cbipman, was Thoma*. bom Nor. 17,1687.
He settled in Groton, Conntcticut, and had
fire sons, Thomas, John. Amo*, Samuel,
and Jonathan. In 1740, he removed with
bis fire sons to Salisbury. In the year fol.
lowing, the town was organized and he was
^ chosen the first Represents tire (O the Legis
lature or Genera! Court. When the county
of Litchfield was organized in 1750, he was
appointed a Judge of the C< unty Court, hut
I died before the first term. His son Samuel
married Hannah Austin, ofSuffieid, Coti n ,
and had six sons, Nathaniel, Lemuel, Da
rius, Cyrus, Samuel, and Daniel—the last
named, being the snhjeci of this sketch
DAMELCHIPMAN was born in Salis
bury. October 22, 1765. In the year 1775,
his father removed, with his family, to Tin*
mou:h. in what was then t ailed the New
Hampshiie Grants, in the piesent county of
Rutland, Vermont. Danirl labored1 on the
larm until November 1783, when he com
menced his studies prepara'ory to entering
college, lie entered Dartmt nth College in
1784,and graduated in 1788, an t immedi
ately commenced the study of law with his
biotticr, the late Chief Ju.-tice Chiptnan.
He was admitted to the bar in 1790, opened
an office in Rutland, and scon had an ex
tensive practice. In 1793 he represented
the town of Rutland in the Convention held
at Windsor for amending the Constitution.
During the year following, Mr. Cliipman re
moved to Middlehury, in the County of Ad
dison In 1796, he married a daughter of
the Retr. Lemuel Uedge, formerly minister
at Warwick, Ma-s. He n presented the
town of Middlehury in the Legislature of
Vermont in 1798, and ftvqueutly afterwards
until 1808, when he was elei ted a member
. i n_i i . i e_/*
w A kllV WUIIIIVIi wnuvi IIIV A NIVi VWKdl ■ AM
lion—in place of which the Senate has
since been substituted. In 1612, he was
electe-f a Fellow of the American Academy
of Arts and Scituees Mast t f the time be
tween 1808 and 1815, he represented Mil
dlebury in the Legislature, at.d in 16l3and
1814 he waa chosen Speaker of the House
In 1815. he was elected a Re| resenutive to
the Congress of the United 8 ates. He at
t ‘tided the first session, httl w as confined at
home by siclf ess during the >eromt session
The following year his h»alih was so far
restored that he again resumed the practice
»flaw;and in the years 1818 und 1821, he
was elected to the Legislature.
In the year 1822 he publish,ed an Essay
on the* lutw of Contracts for the Payment
of Specific Articles—which was well teceiv
ed by the legal profession generally, and
highly commended by Judge Story, Chan
cellor Kent, and other eminent jurists. In
the preface to this work, Mr. Chipman nr*
ged the importance of having the decisions
of the Supreme Court teported : and at the
next session of the Legislature, an net was
passed ptovidtng for the appointment of a
Reporter, and he was appointed to that of
fice He published one volume of Reports,
when ill health compelled him to relinquish
the station.
In the pre'are to his Reports, he sugges
ted and urged the idea of elevating the le
gislature, by constituting a Senate; and in
1836 an amendment of the Constitution to
that end was proposed, and a Convention
cal’ed. In the mean time, the subject of
this sketch had retitedfrom public life, hal
ving taken up his residence mi Kipton ; but
such was bis anxiety to have the proposed
amendment adopted, that he yielded to the
solicitations of his friends, and represented
Kipton in the Convention. He was justly
regarded ns thechampion of the Amendment
in that body—which Amendment was, after
three or four days’ debate, adopted by a ma
j.irity of three. It was universally admitted
that the project would have failed had it not
been for the vigomus efforts made in its
behalf by Mr. Chipman. A speech which
he delivered on the occasion, was published
in a pamphlet form
Since the death of hia brothel, JuJge
Chipman, he has published hia biography,
' The Life of Nathaniel Chipman, IX D .
formerly a member of the U S- Senate, aud
Chief Justice of the State of Vermont; with
defections from his Miscellaneous Papers.”
He has also recently written the Life of
Coi.Seth Warner, a distinguished odhaar ef'
HppaHaaMl '
From l be New Have* Courier.
About 10 o’clock Wcdtwsday night, five If.
mbmen in company, broke ioto Ilia bouse «f
Anson Baldwin in North Branford, spun Butt-*
X mile* from this city. The boeee is situated
about a mile from the centre, on a by-road,
sod lira crime we learn, wjg instigated by the
knowledge that there waa money in the linraa.
which was communicated to the robbers by a
lad living in that vicinity.
On entering, the men encountered Mrs Balds
win, a lady of 32 year*of age, whom they bound
wiiha «-ord and threatened to shoot her if eh#
made any noise—holding at the asms time
a fowling piece lo her breast. This,
owevrr. did nor deter her from calling to bar
eon, Mr Anson Baldwin, who waa asleep up
stair, with a young man tonic seventeen years
of age.
Mr Baldwin on awaking sprang up and ran
down stairs but was met and grasped by the
robbers, and also found and fastened loabed
post. The young man mads his eacapstl r^.
the window and ran for assistance.
The thrives having hound Mr and Mra Balds
win commenced a search for the money, and
found 070 pension money, belonging to the old
lady. After selling tire to tht house in srvefUt |
places, t hey made off with their booty. Thera
was 01UO up stair* belonging to Mr B. which
they did not find.
Some seven or eight of the inhabitants sf ihu
place on lesrning the fsals started iu pursuit af
the villains, a portion of whom came ta (Mu
city for assistance while the remainder pasted
themselves in different places on the road e«
the lookout for them as they were seen tu
come towards this city.
Several of our poliece weresroused at a lata
hour of the night and rendered their amts,
ance. They succeeded however at a early hour
yesterday- morning in capturing twa of the
gang on the east end of the bridge at Fair Ha
ven- Their names are Patrick and Thomas
Goning. A portion of the stolen money was
lound in their pockets.
ITEMS—Original an* Selected,
(0-Ahout $120 of the counterfeit money
was passed off in Winsted, previous to the
arrests alluded to in our last.
IC^*Col. Mansfield, of the U S. Engin
eers. arrived a( Middletown last week, and
was received with military honors.
»0-The Rev. DroCodman, of Dorchester,
Mass- died a few days since.
£Cy“ *ra E. Smith, Esq, of Berlin, aaya
he has found the Indian plant called weed
grass, or star-grass, otherwise called Coa«
osiylis Americana, a certain euro for the
bite of the rattlesuake. It is to he given fan
large quantities as a drink, and brniaed
masses of the weed must be kept on the
Jrj*Thomm H. Myers, who recently
married n Mexienn Senorita worth woo,*
000, is a Printer, mid n gr iduate af the
Record office at West Chester, Pit.
B3“It is said Cassius Clay has
grown quite gray during his stay in Mex*.
ico. mid looks ,twenty years older (bed
when he left Kentucky.
HJ-It is sail) that the trial of Cnl. Fre
mont has already ensl the Treasury $60,*
000—and that it will end whore it be*
IC^-Since the death of Judge Kent,,
the Hon. Simeon Baldwin, of New Ha
ven, i< the only survivor which graduan
ted at Yale College in the year 1781.
{0-Professor Ingraham, the well-known nov
elist, has taken holy orders, snd is now a cler*
ityman of the Protestant Episcopal Church—so
siyslheN. Y. Sudday Despatch, i
Stoert Apple Pvding.—Take one pint *
of scalded milk, half a pint of Indian
meal, half a traspnnnful of salt, and six sweet
apples nil in smtll pieces, and bake not 1cm
than ilire* h nrs. The apples will afford a
thick jelly This is truly one of the most lux
urious yet simple Yankee puddings made.
Long Freight Train —Tha new engine on
the Western Rail Road—the North Carolina—
came into Springfield from the Weal one day
last week, with a train of one hundred and 18 ,,
Boston Municipal Election.—Mon. Jnsiah
Quint y Jr. was elected Mayor of Boston, jnd
i he whole Whig ticket lor Aldermen was cb*»
(0-Secretary Walker require* appropriation* ,
<•( the new Concress for the public Mr vices, ,
amounting to $60,477,677 ! •
JOH N FITCH.—When John Fitch, the cel- .
ebrated invent *r of tne first Steamboat, was
confined on Piison Island, he made himsell o _
set of tools with scsrcely my means st bid ^
command. His tools were an axe,a handsaw, '
chisel, iron wedge, hammer,lore-plain,augnr,
ari i dslone, jack-knife, and some old hoop irota.
With these tool* he msde nine wotiden clock*,
three hundred pairs of brass sleevr-bultooas .
eighty pair* of silver ones, repair* d buttons and ,
engraved names. John Fitch VM the moat,.
ingenious man that ever lived.
Scientific American.
We are inclined to think that the female at—
tire of the present day ia. upon the whole, its .
at favorable a stale at the most yefcMijkllhd'*
v or a ira for what ia railed nature and aimjntc*
ty could desire. It is a costume in which they
can dres« quickly, walk nimbly,eat plentifully,
stoop easily, loll gracefully, and in abort,' per
form all the dntiea ol life withont let or him
dranee. The head ia left in ita naturtl aiuoi.
the akin to ita native purity, the wttW* at itur
proper irgim:, the heeta at their real level.— ’
The dress is calculated to bring out the natural,
beauties of Ihe prison, and each ol them haw so
lar as wr tee, fair play. Flounces areanico
question. We like them when they ware god
flow aa in a very light material—mUflflt',*V
gauze or herage—when a lady haa no outline
and no mass, hut looks like a receding aagel •»
a dissolving view—but ore do not like thorn ia
a rich material, where they flop, nr iu a aiMr
one. where they brittle—and where they break
the flowing liner of the petticoat, said throw
light .nd shade where vou d*> net expoet thru*
In short, we like the gown that can do without
flounces, as J<wephine liked a faro that could
do without whiskers, but in either case it Mat
heagnednue— Btmitm.
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