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THE VOICE OF F II ErE DOM.
ed lovers of liberty. At the seat of a professedly free government, ore to be seen not merely thous ands of slaves, but slave prisons, slave markets, slave dealers, and droves of manacled slaves on their way to be sold in different markets, like beasts of burden. Were our own countrymen free from such flagrant inconsistency, what would be the feelings and the .language ot our travellers, should they witness in London or Paris, such abominations as are to be witnessed in Washing ton ? Much has been said of our struggle for lib erty, and the freedom thus obtained, as an exam ple for other nations. But what is our example adapted to teach better than this, that it is very possible for a people to fight for their own liber ty, as one of the inalienable rights of man, and yet become guilty of holding mi lions of fellow beinffs as property, to be bought and sold like asses and mules.Cand subjected to the most degradmg Servitude If the principles of liberty and the rights of man are better understood in our coun try, than in any other, then of our course our guilt in treating men as property surpasses the guilt of any other nation, r or to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin ; and he that knows his Master's will, and does it not, may just ly be beaten with many stripes. As surely then as there is a God who judgeth in the earth, so surely the slavery of our country will bring evil on its population. The volcano will explode, and fill the land with desolation and horror, unless the evil shall be averted by speedy reformation. A Point Settled. It is a settled point, with all the intelligent and worthy of our people, that they will live and die in their native land. Liberia, Canada, Hayti, or any other foreign, civilized or barbarous land, shall never attract them from their homes, nor alienate them from their country. Here they will remain and see " the salvation of God." It is idle to talk of getting them away, and he who indulges such an idea or hope be he a colonizationist or an anti-colonizationist, is a simpleton or a knave, and will yet see his wickedness, or be exposed in his folly. , This being the case, this important point being settled, ought we not, therefore, to use all dili gence to improve our condition, and elevate our character ? livery thing that can be done by re ligious lives, cultivated intellects, industrious hab its, and by enterprising, economical efforts, should be done. No departments of trade, mechanics nor husbandry should be unexplored or untried bv us. We are not willing to live, nor will we live, as interiors to our white brethren, in any thing, with which good morals, industrious habits, or cultiva ted intellects have to do. Nor will we ever rest content, until our beloved America is emancipated irom every vestige 01 slavery and ot unhallowed prejudice, and all her citizens, bearing the "moral image of God, are elevated and established in the true dignity of men and freemen and God is glorified in them all. Colored American. Confirmation of Sheridan's testimony con cerning Liberia. The Pennsylvania Freeman says, that Davis Thomas, a member of the Meth odist Church, in good standing in this tity, (Phila delphia) who accompanied Gov. Matthias to Libe ria as a machinist,and who, we believe.sympathizes with him in his opposition to the abolitionists, when ever questioned on the subject, confirms in a great degree, the statement in Sheridan's letter. He says it is to hard to find language to describe the .wretchedness of the people at Edina, Bassa Cove, and Monrovia that he cannot see how people can tell such good tales of the place after visiting it, for there is nothing but misery to look at ; rats, mice, and monkeys are resorted to as food and that he has seen some Kroomen in the Gov ernor's employ, divide among themselves, and ea gerly swallow, the entrails of a sword fish, as well as several half digested small fish, which it had swallowed. He states that Gov. Matthias fixed the price on the articles sold from the store, in con junction with Doctor Johnson, and sold molasses at $1 25 per gallon, and flour at $16 per barrel. He thought that the Governor had certainly a chance to get rich from the power which he possessed. He states that slave ships used to put in two miles from Gov. M.'s house, and that the small traders who sometimes purchased of the Governor, traffic ked with the slaves. A colonists' woman who washes for him, on one occasion sold the slavers some boards to make pens for the slaves. "Our Fathers: where are theyV The follow ing are among the "instructions" given by the town of Worcester, in 1767, to its representatives in the General Court of Massachusetts: "That you use your influence to obtain a law to put an end to that unchristian and impolitic prac tice of making slaves of the human species in this province ; and that you give your vote for none to serve in his Majesty's Council, who, you may have reason to think, will use their influence against such law, or that sustain any office incompatible with such trust; and in such choice, prefer such gentle men, and such only, who have distinguished them sejveslh thedefence of our liberty." Mass. Abo, Totw elaves, their ages not exceeding sixteen years, vre to be executed at Norfolk, (Va.) on the second Friday in April, for burglary. The laws of the slavenolding states specify 71 crimes Tor which slaves are punished with death? Can so barbarous a code be found elsewhere on the face iof the globe ? Vt. Telegraph. A Convention of delegates has been held in the Territory of Florida, to form a constitution of mate Government, with a view to admission into the Union. The Constitution prohibits the Leg islature from enacting Laws for the emancipation of slaves. This is a matter in which the North have some concern. What have the North to do with slavery V We shall see. Ch. Reflector. Foreign JVewst From the Commercial Advertiser. VERY LATE FROM ENGLAND. VIOLENT STORM-THREE PACKETS LOST. Oar late storm seems to have been far exceeding in ie erity and extent of disaster by one which swept over the West of England on the 6th of January. No less than 13 columns of the "Liverpool Mail" are filled with de tails of Its ravages. In that town the damage was so great that not one street entirely escaped. Great numbers of.chimnfei were blown down, crushing the houses in their fall roofs were carried away garden walls prostrated, fcc. and, in some instances, entire houses were reduced to heaps pf ruins. Several lives were lost but in a ery extraordinary number of cases, persona who were buried by (he fall of bricks and ruins, were subsequently extrica ted alive, and for the most part little injured, ' The disaster! among the shipping were terrible. No leu than, three of the New ork pack eta were lost the nfnr,l, St. Andrew, 'arid Pennsylvania. The Oxford went on shore in Bootle Bay, on the night of the 6th, with all h.r masts standing. J. no next morning, me passengers IS in number with the captain and crew, landed in safety, with their luggage. The masts fell in the course of the fcltfht. I Near to the same spot, the steamer Redwintf a tender for the mail went ashore. So violent was the hurricane, that although the Redwing had three anchors' out, and her lull power of steam on, one of the cables snapped, and the other two anchors dragged, the vessel going bodily on snore, till at last the captain was obliged to sup his cables, to avoid running into the Oxford. The wind then drove the vessel on her beam ends and being unable to get her head to windward, she wont on shore sideway. , The St. Andrew struck on the Burbo Sands. The pas sengers were taken off by a steam vessel, the Victoria. High encomiums are paid, in the Liverpool papers, to the cool and steady conduct of Capt. Thompson. The ship was a total wreck. The ship Lockwoods with a great number of passen gers on board went upon the North Bank, her fore and main roasts falling in the shock. She was boarded by the same steamer, the Victoria, which took on thirty-three passengers and about seventeen of the crew. Forty or fif ty persons were believed to have perished on board the Lockwoods. The packet-ship Pennsylvania went on the same North Bank, about a quarter of a mile eastward of the Lock woods, where her hull was nearly covered by the sea. The captain, crew, and passengers, were seen in the rig ging on Tuesday, the 8th. On that evening, the steamer Victoria put off to their assistance, and was within sight of them the next mording, but could render them no aid. The sufferers could be seen in the rigging, and their cries could be heard. One of the passengers Mr. Thompson, of New York had been seen by Captain Nye, of the Independence, at Leasowe. He reported, that himself and three other pas sengers and five seamen left the ship in one of the boats, which was swamped, and the other eight were drowned. Mr. Thompson ascribed hit own safety to a life preserver which he had on. It was reported on the 10th, that 2G persons had been rescued from the Pennsylvania 44 from the Lockwoods and 23 from the St. Andrew. The accounts from the interior are quite as frightful as those from the sca-coast. At Manchester, the violence of the storm was terrific. In the surrounding country the destruction of trees was immense. In one park alone 150 were prostrated, and 170 more very much injured by the loss of large limbs and branches. Atl Blackburn, no less than eleven factories had their chimnies levelled, doing great damage in their full. The storm extended to Ireland, committing great ravages in Dublin and other places. Seven days later. The ravages of the hurricane appear to have extended all over the island and to have been felt in Ireland and the Isle of Man. The loss of lives, both in these last mentioned inlands and in Scotland, appears to hare been very great. Ireland, from Londonderry to Cork, and from Dublin to Galway was swept by the tempest in an awful manner leaving the country a Bcene of desolation. At Gallway five persons were kill. At Athelone from 45 to 50 houses were blown down. Orchards, groves, av enues of trees in every direction were lain prostrate. Two thousand trees were blown down on one estate; on anoth er, the estate of Lord Chaleville, near Fullamore, upwards of 1000 worth of timber were destroyed. Troops of workmen are employed in cutting timber to clear the roads The passenger on board the Lockwoods, who refused to leave his wife in a dying state, was afterwards, with her, brought safely to land. We perceive that 900 bales of cotton on board the Vic toria, from Charleston, ashore at Casowe, have been saved without, damage. The Liverpool Albion of the 12th, savs that the St. An drew, Pennsylvania, kockwood, and Brighton, were or would be total wrecks; that much of their cargoes was al ready washed out and strewed along the shore. Dreadful Earthquake at Martinique. By the Pauline, which sailed from St. Pierre on the 12th ult., and at New Orleans on the 3d inst., information is brought, givine: the particulars of a terrible earthquake which visited that island on the 11th ultimo, and spread ruin and havoc over the whole French colony. The de vastation was immense. Accounts were coming in, des cribing the destruction of buildings the laying waste of plantations" add the swallowing up and burial of many families. Of the towns, Port Royal appears to have been the greatest sufferer. The last shock of the earthquake left scarce a building stadning, and the whole city may be said to be overwhelm ed, tour hundred persons, it is supposed, were buried under the ruins. Of these, three hundred had been with drawn from under the wreck and rubbish ; and excavations were going on, to extend relief to others in the same situa tion. In the town of Pierre, the shock was not so severe as at Port Royal. The commotion lasted about five minutes. The Governor of Martinique has issued his proclamation, calling upon the citizens to succor each other in their frightful disaster, and promising the sympathy and assis tance of the French Government. Hundreds of plantations on the island had been utterly destroyed, and intelligence of new disasters was contin ually pouring into the town. To augment, if possible, this sad calamity, the yellow fever committed terrible ravages. Among other victims, is M. Lucotte, aid-de-camp to the Governor. If o me stic From the Boston Atlas. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FROM THE NORTH-EASTERN BOUNDARY CAPTURE AND IMPRISON MENT OF THE LAND AGENT OF MAINE!! Correspondence of the Atlas. State House, Augusta, ) February 15, 1839. ) Information was received here this morning from the Ex pedition that was sent by our State authorities a few days since, to arrest the trespassers on the public lands near the Aroostook river. Before the Land Agent with his forces reached the territory occupied by the trespassers, they had received information of the movement against them; and the most of them had removed with their teams over the line into the province of New Brunswick, where they have embodied and armed a force of about three hundred men. The authorities sent from this State succeeded in arresting about twenty men, with a few teams, which they suppose to have been engaged in committing trespasses on the public lands, and they are on their way to Bangor, guarded by a sufficient forpe, The Land Agent, Mr Mclntire, with four other gentle men, left the main body of his forces, and went about four miles to put up for the night. The trespassers got informa tion of this, and at midnight surrounded the house, and took Mr Molntire, the Land Agent, and Messrs Gustavus Cushman and J. H. Pillsbury of Bangor, and Thos. Bart lelt and Col. Ebenezer Webster of Orono, who were with him, into custody, and up to the time when the messenger who brings the information, left, it could not be ascertain ed what had been done with them. Three persons had been sent to where the trespassers were encamped, to as certain, but they were all detained. The forces pf this State have eneamped near the Aroostook, about four miles from the line, and are waiting for a reinforcement and or ders from the Governor. I learn that Col. J. P. Rogers of Bangor, has been sent this morning to Fredericton to demand of Sir J. Harvey the release of Mr Mclntire and the others who were taken, if in his custody, and to Ascertain if the movements of the tres passers are sanctioned by the British authorities. This information resetted here this morning, and was brought by Hastings Strickland, Esq. Sheriff of Penobscot county, who accompanied the expedition to the Aroostook, and who oame through express to communicate with the Executive, and inform him of the abduction of the Land Agent, Ypu can rely on it as being substantially eoirect. The oiroumstanoes which led to the arrest of Mr Mcln tire by the British authorities, are briefly thesei On the 28d of January last, Gov. Fairfield addressed a confidential message to the Legislature of Maine, recom mending the passage of a resolution empowering the Land I Agept to proceed to th Aroostook river. with a sufficient force, and disperse the trespassers from the British province of New Brunswick, who were extensively engaged in the work of devastation and plunder upon the lands belonging to Maine. The following resolution was accordingly pas sed by. both houses on tjie following day! state of maine! Resolve relating to trespasser! upon the Public Lands. .. Resolved, That the Land Agent be and hereby js au thorized and required to employ forthwith sufficient force to arrest, detain and imprison al1 persons found trespassing on the territory of this State as bounded and established by the treaty of 1783, and that the Land Agent be and is hereby empowered to dispose of all the teams, lumber and other materials in the hands and possession of said tres passers in such way und manner as he may deem necessa ry and expedient at the time, by destroying the same or otherwise. And that the sum of ten thousand dollars be and hereby is appropriated for the purpose of carrying this Resolve into effect, and that the Governor, with the advice of the Council, be and is hereby anthorized to draw his warrant from time to time, for such sums as may ho requi red for the purposes aforesaid. January 24, 1889. Approved: JOHN FAIRFIELD. Thus authorized to act, the Land Agent made his prepa rations, and leu Bangor for the Aroostook river with a company of one hundred and fifty men, a force which he deemed sufficient to drive off the trespassers and prevent further pillage. He was accompanied by Mr Strickland, Sheriff of Penobscot countv. STILL LATER. From the Bangor Democrat of Saturday. NEWS FROM THE AROOSTOOK. Seizure and imprisonment of American Citizens! The expedition against the trespassers, under the direc tion of the Land Agent, arrived at the mouth of the little Aladawaska last Tuesday night. -Most "of the trespassers had left before the expedition arrived at the theatre of ope. rations, but. a company of 20 men, driving before them ineir teams, wag overtaken. VV hen the expedition came up with them, five armed men were found stationed on the road, in rear of the teams, who discharged their muskets, but with small efiect. Thereupon the whole were taken into custody, but subsequently all but five of their ring leaders were discharged. It was supposed that no further resistance would be made that the trespassers had completely and finally abandon. ed the ground, and the expedition returned to the mouth of the ot. Lroix. The Land Agent, Mr G. G. Cushman of this city, and Mr I nomas Bartlett of Orono, were induced by Col. Webster and Mr Pillsbury, not belonging to the expedition, but who were engaged in other business, to go down the river some half a dozen miles from the encamp, ment, to a Mr Fitzherbert's, on the pica of obtaining a com. fortable night's rest. While there they were taken in the night, and disposed of in a manner, as will be seen by the subjoined letter, received in this city last evening, giving an account of a meeting holden in Houlton. The letter is dated "Houston, Feb. 14, 1839. "Night before last the Hon. Rufus Mclntire, Land Agent, G. G. Cushman and Thomas Bartlett Esars. attached to the expedition, and Col. Ebenezer Webster and John II Pillsbury, of Orono, who were not part of said expedition, put up at Mr Fitzherbert's, about one n.ile and a half west of the Province line, on their way to the mouth of the A. roostook, where they expected to meet the Warden of the Disputed Territory, (Mr McLaughlin,) for the purpose of consultation, &c. as to the objects of the expedition, about twelve o clock at night were awakened by a mob of armed men entering the house, numbering from 20 to 25, by whom they were peremptorily ordered to get up, dress Si go with them. On being asked by what authority they were thus molested, the attacking party made a display of their arms, saying that was the authority. "They, the Land Agent and the others were then taken as prisoners, about six miles to a Mr Tibbetts on the St. Johns, where they were kept quartered till the next morn ing, when they were taken down I lie river to Wakefield, 12 miles above Woodstock, as prisoners, where they arri ved to-day, Messrs Webster and Pillsbury having been re leased at the former place as not belonging to the expedi tion, and the others were brought into Woodstoc't, where they arrived to-day about 10 or 11 o clock, A. M. Here the proceedings of the mob were sanctioned by a consulta tion of magistrates, a company of militia were called out and paraded before the inn where the prisoners were quar tered, the doors were guarded by armed sentinels, and no American citizen permitted to see them unless by special consent. Between 12 and 1 o'clock this day, they, the Land Agent, Messrs Cushman and Bartlett, were sent, strongly guarded by armed men, on a horse-sled, to Fred erickton, for the all edged purpose of being committed to jail, or to wait the pleasure of the Lieut. Governor. The prisoners were informed by a man named Dow, who head ed the party at Fitzherbert's, that there was a force of 200 men, including 25 Indians, who were hired for the purpose, all armed, who would attack last night a part of their force, who had in custody about a dozen trespassers whom they had taken prisoners, rescue and arm said prisoners, and then make an attack at night on the main body of our for ces. The arsenal at Woodstock was broken open a few nights since, and some two hundred stand of arms taken out. "This information comes authenticated bv citizens of this town, and other persons who were also at Fitzherbert's, Tibbett's, &c, where the events related took place. It is seriously apprehended here that there was an attack and bloodshed last night. There is a messenger despatched to Woodstock to-night, for the purpose of learning if these apprehensions are well founded. When this is known, you will be forthwith apprised of the same. The prisoners were informed by two magistrates to-day at Woodstock, that they would be taken to Frederickton under the escort of the captain of the militia company, (then paraded,) and they were accordingly started under the escort of said captain. "Yours, lie " CONGRESS. Monday, January 21, 1839. Mr. Everett presented the following resolutions of the Legislature of the State of Vermont, adopted on the 5th of November, 1838, viz. Resolved bu the Senate and House of Representa tives, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives be requested, to use their utmost ef forts to prevent the annexation of iexas to the united States, and to procure the abolition of Slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States, and the slave trade between tho sev eral States and Territories of the Union. Resolved,. Tht the adoption, by the House of Repre sentatives of the United States, on this twenty-first of De cember last, of the resolution by which "atl petitions, memorials, and papers, touching the abolition of slavery, or the buying, selling, or transferring of slaves in any State, or Territory of the United States," were "laid upon the table, without being debated, printed, read, or referr ed," was a daring infringement of the right of the People to petition, and a flagrant violation of the Constitution of the United States; and we do, in the name of the people of Vermont, protest against the passage of the same, or any similar resolution, by the present, or any future Congress of the United States. Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to present the foregoing resolutions to their respective Houses, and use their influ ence to carry the same into effect, Resolved, That the Governor be roqueated to transmit S copy of the foregoing tesolutions to the President of the United States, and to each of our Senators and Represen tatives in Congress. Mr. Everett moved that these resolutions be read, re ferred to the committee of the Whole on the state of the Unioq, and that they be printed. The Speaker said that they camo within the resolu tion of the 12th December last, and would go upon the ta ble under that resolution, -without being read, debated, printed, or referred. Ha tberefote decided that the motion of Mr. Everett was not in order. From this decision Mr. E. appealed, Mr. Sladc said he was glad his colleague had appealed, as it would bring the House to a solemn decision upon the question of the application of the resolution of the 12th December last to papers presented here from the sovereign States of this Union, He wished to have those who voted for that resolution put to the test, and say, by a direct vote, whether the States, as well as individuals, shall be gsggad, when they think proper to present to the House of Rep resentatives of the United States an expression of ' their sentiments on ant of the great topics which concren the country ; ana especially rnose naving respect to rights as essential as those to which the resolutious of the Legisla ture of Vermont related. Mr. S. said he did not doubt that the resolution of the 12th of December, whatever might be its extent, however it might invade and outrage the rights of the People, applied to sovereign States as well as to individuals. Its terms were unlimited: "Every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition, or paper." &c. There might, perhaps, in the estimation of some, be some what due to courtesy towards a sovereign State, and an in clination to yield to that, what would not be yielded to in dividuals. But it might be well questioned whether a res olution, perpetrating as flagrant a violation of right as did the resolution of the 12th of December, could have been intended to yield any thing to courtesy. Mr. S. said he was willing, for one, that those who voted to put the gag into the mouths of the members of the House, and to im pair the right of the People to petition, should, if they thought proper, sustain the Speaker's decision, and insult the states by a refusal to permit the resolutions of their Legislatures to be read here. xut arbitrary and mimical as that resolution w there was one prohibition that it did not contain, While it declared that "every petition, memorial, resolution, pro position, or paper, tout-lung or relating, in any way or to any extent whatever, to slavery, or the abolition thereof," should not be "debated, printed, or referred," it did not declare that such papers should not be read. He trusted, therefore, that, as to the Speaker's decision that the reso lution should not be read, the House would overrule it, and permit the State of Vermont the poor privilege of hav ing her resolutions read at the Clerk's table. The Speaker said that, although the resolution of the 12th of December did not, in terms, prohibit the reading of the resolutions, it did so impliedly. It declared that "no further action should be had thereon," after the pre sentation; and, as the reading could only be to inform the House of their contents, with a view -to its action on them, it was a fair construction of the rule, that it prohibited the reading, as well as the debating, printing, or reference. He referred to a decision of the Speaker to this effect, at the second session of the 24th Congress, upon the resolu tion offered by Mr. Hanes, of Kentucky, which decision was sustained, on an appeal to the House. That resolu tion was in the same terms as that of the 12th of Decem ber last. It did not, in terms prohibit the reading of the papers, but it was decided that they could not be read. Mr. Slade said he was aware of that decision, hut he believed it was wrong and ought to be reversed. It was a strained construction. He thought it a great perversion of all sound principles of construction to lean, in doubt ful cases supposing this to be doubtful in favoi of res tricting the rights of th". People. Constructions, in ca ses of doubt, should always be in favor of liberty; and, if there was a case in the world in which such a rule of con struction should prevail, it was one in w hich the People of this Union undertake to exercise the important right of petitioning the Government for a redress of grievances, or in which one of the States addresses Congress, in the form of resolutions, on great questions affecting its own or the interests of the nation. This construing away the rights of the People and of the sovereign States of this Un ion he regarded as a refinement of injustice. It was e nough that they must submit to the letter of a resolution which so grossly outrages their rights, without being for ced to submit to be gagged by construction. Mr. S. said it might seem to be a small matter that, as there could be no action on the resolutions, he should insist on their be ing read. But when rights, dear to the People and the States, were involved, he would contest every inch of ground with those who were assailing them. There might be many good reasons why a State or individuals should desire to have the resolutions and petitions which thev send here read, without special reference to on v action of this House on them. At anv rate, it was but respectful to them to permit the reading; and, if he could not secure for them any essential rights, he would hold on to those which are unessential, if, indeed, it could he regared as unessential that the States and the People should not be insulted by a refusal to permit their resolutions and peti tions to be even read in the hearing of their Representa tives here. He was disposed therefore, to insist on the reading of the resolutions. But (Mr. S. said) it was still more apparent that the de cision which the Speaker had made two years ago, and which was now relied on as autboritv, should not be re peated, fionr another consideration. The jag resolution of the 21st of December, 1837, not only prohibited the de bating, printing, and reference of resolutions, propositions and papers touching the subject of slavery, as the gag of the preceding year has done, but it went further, and ex pressly declared that they should not be read. That res olution was matured with great care, in a midnight con clave; and it is fair to presume that its authors inserted in it the additional prohibition of reading, from a conviction that it would be unsafe to rely on the construction which had been given to the resolution of the preceding year, to secure that object. They well knew that that construc tion was in derogation of the rights of the people, and that on no sound principles of construction was it defensi-' Die. 1 hey therefore took the precaution to inssrt an ex press prohibition of Reading. This shows the estimation in which the present Congress, at its last session, hold the decision of the previous Congress, wnich is now Relied on to exclude the reading of the Vermont resolution. But this is not all. After having, at the last session. passed a gag resolution containing an express prohibition of reading, this House, ot its present session, repasses the same resolution, with the omission of that prohibition.' Why this omission. The resolution of December, 21, 1837, must have been before the coalition during their grave deliberations how they should perform the operation of gagging the States nnd the People. Why was it deter mined to leave out the prohibition to read ? Sir, f said Mr. S.) they dare not put it in. The Northern party in this coalition were afraid of the People. They dared not strain the resolution up to the point of a prohibition to read the resolutions of the States and the petitions of the People. It would not do thus to add insult to injury They must have the credit of so far relaxing the rigor of gag-tyranny as to allow the resoultions and petitions to be read by the Clerk, before consigning thcin to the "tomb of the Capulets." It is plain, then, (said Mr. S.) not only from the mere fact of omission, but from the reasons which obviously dictated it, that those who drew the resolution did not in tend that it should have the effect of a prohibition to read, unless they intended to deceive the People, by holding out to them, on the face of the resolution, the idea that it was not as bad as that of the previous year; at the same time that they intended to rely on a construction which should give it precisely the same effect. If this was the purpose of the plotters of this scheme, I will not permit myself to believe that this House, in the forced absence of all discussion, and in its headlong action upon the resolu tion, seriously intended to second such a purpose. Having modified the resolution of tho 21st December, 1837, by the omission of that part which prohibited the reading of resolutions and petitions on the subject of slavery, it said to the Slates and the People, in language too plain to be misunderstood, that that restriction was removed. It re mains to be seen whether that omission shall be rendered entirely unavailable by a construction which gives the same effect to the resolution as though it contained the ex- press prohibition whioh was intentionally omitted Mr. S. in conclusion, said he trusted that, fur the reas ons he had suggested, the House would sustain the appeal which had been taken from the decision of the Chair, and permit the resolutions of the Legislature of Vermont to be read at the Clerk's table, as it was but respectful to the State they should he. Upon taking the question on the appeal there appeared not to be a quorum present, and the House thereupon ad journed. . NOTICES. A Temperance Meeting will be holden at tlie Brick Church on Tuesday eve, 2(Uh inst. at 7 o'clock. Dele gates will be appointed to attend the State Convention at Woodstock. All are earnestly invited to attend, Music by the ohoir accompanied by the organ, together with addresses, he, tc may be expected, Montpelier, Feb. 20, 1839. A STATE TEMPERANCE CONVENTION Will be holden at Woodstock on Wednesday and Thursday the 6th and f th days of March next, to com mence at 10 o'clock A. M. of the 6th. The eipedienaey of establishing paper, similar to the Temperance Recorder published t Albany, and tp devise and adopt all such measures for carrying forward the tem perance reformation as may be thought mqst efficient, are the great objects of the proposed, meeting. Many of our friends of temperance in different parts of the Slate.'h'aving consulted together, feel the necessity and concur in the calling of the above conventicn; and, they hope that measures-may tie promptly adopted to secure tho attendance of delegates from every town in the state The clergy, without exception, are respectfully re-, quested to give the earliest possible notice of the above meeting to their respective congregations, and publishers of papers throughout the State are also requested to give this notice one or more insertions in their several journals, ERASTUS FAIRBANKS, ) ,. JAMES SPALDING Executive - GEO. B.MANSER (Committee. Feb. 11, 1839. BRIGHTON MARKET, Reported for the Boston Patriot & Daily Advertiser.' Monday, February 11, 1835. At market 172 Beef Cattle, 6 yoke Working Oxen, 12 Cows and Calvoa"425 Sheep, and. 88 Swine. Prices, Beef Cuttle. In consequence of the lieht Stock at market, an advance In prices were realized. First quality, $8 a 8 60; second quality, 7 00 a 7 50 ; third quality 6 25 a 6 60. One prime yoke of Oxen was sold to Messrs Cook & Conant of Faneuil Hall Market for $300 supposed to be over 9 cts, per pound. Working Oxen. $110,120, and.140. Cows and. Calves. $35, 40, and 45. Sheep. $3,25 was obtaided for an ordinary lot; some) good Wethers were sold for $'6,50, Swine. At retail, 7 to 9 cts. MARRIAGES. In this village, 18th inst., by Rev. Mr. Kellogg, Mr., Cyrus Huktoon, to Miss Emily Harrington, allg of this place. In Hardwick, 5th inst. by Hon. Timothy P. Fuller, Mr.. Josiah Dodge to Miss Hannah C. Webber. In Danville, on the 7th inst. by Rev. S. Kelley, 'Mr., Nelson Durham, of Newport, N. H. to Miss Abigail Hard, of Danville, DEATHS In Bradford, on the 14th inst. Benjamin C. Vcse, son of Mr. Vnse, of this village. In Hardwick, Feb. 10th, Mr. Levi Webber, aged about 60. PROSPECTUS OF THE TE.UPJUBIAIYCE ST A It, To be published at Montpelier, Vermont, on the first of every month, under the direction of the Executive Committee of the Vermont Temperance Society. This Journal will be exclusively devoted to the sub ject of Temperance. Its design will be to advocate the cause of total chstinence from all that intoxicates, as the only possible ground on which the ultimate triumph of Temperance piinciples can be expected. And, as temper ance is the great moral field in which all can unite, and la bor, it will be the object of this journal to invite to a hearty co-operation, all the friends of the cause, through out the state, regardless of any of those distinctions which are connected with most other public or benevolent objects of the .day. The leading design of the Temperance Star will be, to endeavor, by argument and porsuasjon, to awaken the attention of the whole community, to the necessity of speedily banishing intoxicating drinks from among us; and while it shall faithfully and fearlessly pursue its ob ject, it will endeavor to avoid that ultraism which leads to indiscriminate denunciation. - " AH experience demonstrates that, in free governments, legislative aid cannot be safely relied on in matters of mor al reform, unless public opinion precede and stand ready to sanction legislative enactments; to prepare the way for which assistance to the Temperance' reform, will be anoih er object of the proposed publication. The Star will be issued in quarto form of eight pages, in the early part of each month. The first number will be issued in March next. TERMS. The Temperance Star will be sent tq subscribers for one year on the following terms; copies di rected singly 50 cents; 12 copies tonne address 25 cents each; 26 copies do. 23 cents each) 50 copies do. 20 cents each ; always ill advance, Address George B. Mansur, Montpelier, post paid, MALCOM'S TRAVELS. GOULD KENDALL & LINCOLN, have in press, and will publish about the first of March, Malcom's Travels in Burmah, Hindoostan, Malaya, Siam and China, in 1 vol. 8vo. and 2 vols. 12mo with a superb original map of South-eastern Asia five steel plate engravings and about 100 wood cuts. Characteristic of the Work. It is not a mere diary of events which befel the travel ler, but contains thousands of facts dates, numbers, prices, &c, &c. which are either oeiginal or gleaned from sources not accessible in this country. , Incidents, anecdotes and scenes have been freely intro dueed; but -only such as tend to make the reader better ac quainted with the country. The most perfect impartiality is shown to every sect of Christians, and such details given of the various Missions as will mav.e the work equally acceptable to every persua sion. Such sketches are given of the history of the Country. Towns and Missions which are described, as serve tq throw light upon their present condition. The map is beautifully executed, and may be consider ed original. Many important corrections have been made by actual observation, and the remainder is chiefly drawn from original and unpublished surveys by British ofliceia. and Engineers and Surveyors, to which the author was politely granted access. The pictures are wholly new, and form an important addition to our stock of oriental illustrations; no pains or expense has been spared in these or the mechanical execu tion. Five of these are on steel, showing landscapes of Maulmcin, Tavoy, Mergui and Sagaing, and a curioua page exhibiting specimens of 15 different oriental languages A great part of the work relates to countries almost en tirely unknown, even, to the host informed persons in our country. The author from the important character of his mission, his intercourse with distinguished civilians and experien ced Missionaries, his deliberate stay at each place, his pre vious familiarity with foreign countries, and his long expe rience in the board of Missions, enjoyed the highest ad vantages for gathering ample and correct details for the work. Chapters on the mode of conducting modern missions; or on the measure of success which has attended the en terprise; on the almost unknown tribes in and around Burr mah; and other important subjects are added at the close of the work, and must constitute no small part of its value. The cost of the two volumes will probably not exceed $2 50, at which price it will be one of the cheapest worVs issued from tho Amorican press. The publishers rely for remuneration rather on a large sate than a high price. A portion of the proceeds of the wprk aro to be appro priated to the Foreign Missionary Board, ICpThe publisher of any paper, giving the above ad vertisement threo inside insertions, shall be entitled tfl a copy of the work, on application to the publishers. 8 3w Washinglon-st., Boston. . roTAsii Iii;tti,i:! OF superior quality, and extra sized Cat-dkons, suit able to set in Arches, for sale by the Brandon Iron Co., at the Foundry, and bv their Agent, Zenas Wood, at Montpelier. Also, CORN SHELLERSj IMPROVED PLOUGHS; CULTIVATOR TEETH, and general v, rioty of STOVES. Including the Improved ''Conant P nt,'; which is believed to be superior to. any of the rood em stoves with small fire arches, Sheet .Iron, elevated ovens will be furnished bath at Brandon and Montpelier for the Conant Patent, Rotary, tVerrnontCook, which, with, the Cast Iron Oven attached, to each of these Stoves, renders them the most desirable CooHng Stoves now in the market. , The oost of the corn shelter will be saved in labor by ordinary farmers in two seasons, besides tho saving nf rooffl thev afford in getting out corn. ,,. JOHN A. CONANT, Agent, Brandon, Jan. 1835. '' 8 if