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large, still less can it bo subject to that of the legislative body.
The 'lutter are but the creatures and vicegerents of the for ner. Their jurisdiction is both derivative and limited. Ft is united with regard to the co-ordinate departments; more locessarily is it limited with regard to the constituents. The reservation of a free government requires not merely that he metes and bounds which separate each department of puwer be universally maintained; but more especially, that seither of them be suffered tooverleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such an encroachment, exceed the commission frog) which ihey derive their authority, and aro tyrants. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves, 1 er by an authority derived from them, and arc slaves. To say that legislative enactments arc requisite for thesup jort of the Christian religion, is a contradiction to the Cliris ian religion itself; for every page of it disuvows a dependence on the powers of this world: it is a contradiction to fact; for t is known that this religion both existed nnd flourished, not jnlv without the support of human laws, but in spite of every opposition from them; and not only during the period of uiraculous aid, but long after it had been left to its own evi lence, and the ordinary care of Providence. Nay, it is a •ontradiction in terms; for a religion not invented by human loliuy must have pre-existed and been supported before it was stablished by human policy. It is, moreover, to weaken in hose who profess this religion a pious confidence in its innate xcellenco, and the patronage of its Author; and to foster in luise who still reject it, a suspicion tliut its friends are too onscious of its fallacies to trust it to its own merits. Torrents of blood have been spilt in the world in vain at empts of the secular 'une, at length, has revealed the true remedy. Every relaxa ioa of narrow and rigorous policy, wherever it has been tried, as been found to assuage the disease. The American Ihea re lias exhibited proofs, that equal nnd complete liberty , if does not wholly eradicate it, sufficiently destroys its malig anr influence on the health and prosperity of the Slate. If, nth the salutary effects of this system under our tc begin to contract the bounds of religious freedom, we now no name that will too severely reproach our folly. Attempts to enforce by legal sanctions, acts obnoxious to a real proportion of citizens, lend to enervate the laws in gen ral, and to slacken the bands of society. If it be difficult a execute any law which is not generally deemed necessary r salutary, what must be the case where it is deemed invalid ml dangerous ? And what may be the effect of so striking n example of iinpotency in the Government on its ganeral uthority ?" to extinguish religious opinions. eyes, DELAWARE REGISTER. WILMINGTON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 182D. A goodly numbsr of our subscribers have not complied with the contract into which they voluntarily entered at the time of subscribing. All of this description are requested to call without any further delay at No. 105, Market street, where we can furnish receipts at the shortest notice. As the terms on which we publish our paper are so reasonable, we think a sense of justice ought to induce those who have it in their power to save us the trouble and expense of collecting, to do so We have no news of importance from Dover. At our last accounts from there the fate of the Militi Law was undecided. On the 11 tli of February last, there were fresh $had in this market. Washington, February 12. General Jackson , President elect of the United States, ar^ rived in this City about ten o'clock, A M. yesterday, arrival was unexpectedly early, though it wls looked for in the course of the day; so that his particular friends, who in tended to escort him in, were taken unawares. He was at tended by such of them, however, as upon so short notice could be collected together. About two o'clock, salutes of artillery were fired fromseve points, in honor of his arrival, and they were repeated at His sunset. Fron tl»«* New Yo * Commercial Advertiser, February 11. , —The followingintelligence, which we fear is true, should nave been published on Monday, but wus accidentally knitted. Jt is from a Bristol paper of the 27th December. By the brig Tom Cod, just arrived at this port from Africa, da , C ^ le blowing intelligence from Cape Mesurado :— On the 18th November last, an expedition was preparing by ie American settlers at that place, to destroy a French ship jj n factory at Digby, a place about thirty miles distant, when, ur, ng the night, the magazine in which they were making fart ridges, blew- up, and horrible to relate, Mr Lott Carey , le " ,,Vflr nor, and nine of his people were destroyed." b is said ip another account that the preparations which " is led to the catastrophe wem made to attack a French vessel which was cruising off the place in quest of slaves. From the New York Commercial Advertiser, January 31. SLAVERY. The Rev. Mr Cox, of this city, has recently pub lished an interesting and affecting case of the evils of this accursed traffic in human flesh, as it exists in the District of Columbia, and all the slave States. It appears from the statement of this gentleman, who, we understand, has recently returned from the South, that the son of Gen. Washington's favorite servant and constant attendant during the revolutionary is now the slave of Mr Custis, of Arlington, (oppo site Washington.) Mr C. was the adopted son of Washington, and this slave descended to him. He is represented as a very pious, faithful, and, in all res pects, an exemplary man. He has a wife and seven children, to whom he is tenderly attached. But his wife, who is likewise an exemplary woman, with his children, (who are recognized as the property of the mother only,) have been sold into Georgia, and to be removed thither in a few weeks, unless they can he redeemed from the still heavier bondage which awaits them. The husband and father is thus tortur ed with the bitterest anguish at the prospect of having his wife and infant offspring torn from his bosom.— The immediate object of the appeal of the Rev. Mr Cox, above referred to, is to procure the means of redeeming the wife and children, and giving them their freedom. Much interest has been excited in their behalf in the District of Columbia, where, it is supposed, one half of the sum required ($1000) will be raised. And it is desired to raise 500 dollars here. (Kr The sum of $121 has been collected by the subscriptions of a few individuals, towards the amount, necessary for the emancipation of Philip Lee, and his family, mentioned in the foregoing aiticlc. The amount required is $500. war, are Cane of Phil Lee .—It affords us pleasure to be able to announce, that the collections for this case have been made up to the amount necessary to re deem the family of the faithful slave mentioned above, from the bondage into which they had been sold to Georgia, and they will now be purchased and libera ted, that they may not be torn from the bosom of a husband and a father. N. Y. Com. Atlv. a MAR HIED On Tuesday evening, the 10th inst. by the Rev. S. Hig gins, Mr JOHN T. ROBINSON, to Miss MARTHA CAREY. a DIED In Elkton, Md. on the 1st inst. Mrs REBECCA JONES, in the 41st year of her age, wife of Mr George Jones, and daughter of Philip and Mary Rodman of Brandywine Hun dred. On the 29th ult. near Raleigh, N. C. JOHN LOUIS TAY LOR, in the 59th year of his age; Chief Justice of the Su preme Court of North Carolina. The deceased was a native of Ireland. He came to this country in his boyhood, studied law in North Carolina, and at the age of 28 years was ap pointed a Judge on the Bench of the Superior Court of that Slate. One week before his death he presided in Court, where lie was seized with the malady which terminated his existence. At Greenbusli, N Y the 106th year of his age. He county of West Meath, on St Patrick's day, and emigrated to America in 1773. He was married twice ; left 6 children in Ireland, had by his first, wife ; He had 11 children by the se cond, 9 daughters and two aged partner of his pleasures and his toils is still living in the 85th year of her age He was for the last 5 years entirely blind. In the course *of a year before his death, his hair turn ed to something of a dark brown cast. the 2d inst. JAMES MASON, in born in Ireland, in the —41 grand children. The i^IX CENTS REWARD—Ran away from the subscriber on Monday last, an apprentice to the Blacksmith busi ness, named Charles Goodman, about 20 years of age. The above reward, but no charges, will be paid for the apprehen sion of said boy. Wilmington, Feb. 13. JOHN COLEMAN. 16—3t the the -A. & H. Wilson have just received " The Disowned," by the author of Pelham; and " Zillah ," a Tale of the Holy City. These new works are among the most popular of the day, and are highly commen ded by the best Reviews, EW BOOKS Massacre at Crete !—A Smyrna article of December 2d, states that the Turks have deluged the island of Crete with the blood of the Christians. The Mahomedans, 1 persuaded that when there shall be no Greeks in the country, there will be no reason for separating it from the Ottoman dominion, have conceived the project of exterminating this race of peo ple and in two days massacred from one thousand to twelve hundred people in the city of Cundia alone. Scarce a suffi cient number of Christians were left to drag the carcasses of their countrymen to the sea. That being done, the unhappy wretches who hud been spared were assassinated. At Sude, at Spina Longa, at Rcliino, all who were not Mahometans, were put to the sword. It is said that this horrible massacre was perpetrated in consequence of a secret order of the Grand Seignor, who has formed the project of extirpating Christiani ty throughout his Empire. USE OF PLASTER IN AGRICULTURE. Mr Buel, a practical farmer, offers the following rules for the use of Plaster, to the consideration of Farmers : 1. That plaster may be applied to pasture and mea dow lands, not absolutely wet, with strong probability of profit—as it undoubtedly forms a constituent of many of the grasses, increases their vigor, and thick ens the soil. 2. That it may be applied with equal prospect of success, to the maize and potato crops, and 1 think, to legumes, such as peas, beans, &c. These being sown, as good husbandry implies, upon lands natural ly free from surface water, or rendered so by draining. 3. That its benefits are greatest upon sands, gravel, and light loams ; and that these benefits diminish in proportion as the soil becomes rich, either naturally by the application of dung. 4. That plaster can never become a substitute for dung, but may be rendered a valuable auxiliary—ben efitting some crops directly, and all remotely, by in creasing the volume of vegetable matter, which ulti mately becomes the food of plants. 5. That from one or two bushels per acre is suffi cient annual dressing for lands. 6. That upon grass it is most profitably sown early that the vernal rains may render it soluble ; and upon tilled crops before the last ploughing, that the moisture in the soil may perform this office in season, in both cases, to benefit the summer's growth. And finally, That its use can be best regulated by' the farmer himself, carefully noting its effects upon different crops, soils, &c. always leaving a strip un plastered upon crops which it is supposed to benefit, and plastering a strip upon those on which its benefits are doubtful. be to a FEEDING AND FATTING FOWLS. • Fowls will become fat on the common run of the farm-yard, where they thrive upon the offals of the stable, and other refuse, with perhaps some small regular daily foods ; but at threshing time thev become particularly fat, and are thence styled barn-door fowls, probably the most delicate and highly flavored of all others, both from their full allowance of the first grain, and the constant health in which they are kept by living in a natural state, and having (he full enjoy ment of air and exercise; It is a common practice with some housewives to coop their barn-door fowls for a week or two, under the notion of improving them for the table, and increasing them for the fat, a practice which, however, seldom succeeds, since the fowls generally pine for the loss of their liberty, and slighting their food, lose instead of gaining ad ditional flesh. Sneh a period in fact, is too short for them to become accustomed to confinement. The Annual Report of the Adjutant General of North Caro r lina reports the aggregate of Infantry and Grenadiers to be 58,178; of Cavalry 454; of Artillery 191—Muskets 5,062; Rifles 450; Swords 2,306. He complains of the Militia Sys tem, and says that the Militia, instead of improving, have been growing worse for the last 30 years. Six Manufacturing Companies were incorporated hv the North Carolina Jlegislature, at the late session, viz: one in Fayetteville; one in Rockingham, Rich mond county ; one in Randolph county ; one in Edge comb county ; one in Beaufort county ; and one tor the Manufacture of Iron in Chatham county.