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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
office, not knowing where he shoiild get money for the day s expenses. Judge ol his pleasure in find ing letters from three treasurers, containing- thirty dollars. If the hundreds who contributed their trifles, had each withheld them, he would not have had this sum with which to pay printers and paper maicers wno aepena on tneir wages lor their daily bread. Yet those who think a cent a-week too little for any subscription, are at full liberty to increase it to any extent. A treasurer in Connecticut, who has forwarded S39 48 in five months, says : " We have great en couragement to labor here. Our success fias equalled, if not exceeded our expectations." A treasurer in New Hampshire, says: "Our society 13 yet in budding existence, but the success, so Jar, exceeds the expectations 01 jnc most san guine." A treasurer in Boston, says : "We have thir teen dollars towards purchasing a library." Let this example be extensively followed. From the Herald of Freedom. Political Parties. While we shall treat them both civilly and fair ly, and interfere with neither of them, in their magnificent pursuits, we shall act independently ol them in our political action. We have adis tinct object from theirs. It is to kill slavery, so far as Congress, or discussion in Congress, can do it 111 the District of Columbia and Florida, with the view of thereby giving it a blow throughout the 1 A. Ol . 11 J" 11 nation, oiavery is sustained oy uongress ana oy official political influence, every where in the land. We are determined to withhold our anti-slavery votes from such Congress and such official influ ence. We wash our citizen hands of the constit uency of pro-slavery officers. We will vote a gainst them. We will vote and urge others to vote for men who hate slavery, and this we will do, although we mean to clear the land of the ne gro enslaving spirit long before any legislation will fall upon it. We can do as much with peti tions, while the little Athertons put their dandy heels on to them, as if they were smothered in a more courtly and compromising way by the hands of the Clays and the Lincoln The'vassal Ath erton is working for us, while he is in the nomi nal service of the South. His agency renders the violation of our rights the more odious at the North, and gives interest to our cause. Many will side with the slave from their disgust at the instrument of their oppression. We thank the South for using such an instrument. It is not our object to elect our friends to office. We merely withhold our votes from the enemies of our principles and throw the responsibility of their flection wholly upon others. We do this to clear our own skirts from the guilt of their con stituency and to induce our fellow citizens of the parties to nominate men who are the friends of emancipation. When they do so we will help e lect them. But so long as professed democracy presents us the parricide who will wantonly tram ple his tiny feet upon our stately rights who will sacrilegiously tread on anti-slavery petitions with his dainty rights and lefts, wc will preserve our suffrages from the prostitution of their election. And so long as professed whigism shall entertain the preposterous opinion, that such a thing as sla very ought to be abolished slowly, we cannot in good faith vote for that. We will vote for anti-slavery, let its political tarty bias have been what it might. This we be ieve is genuine political abolitionism. It is, as father Eideout well expresses it, "choosing men of our own views to accomplish our own objects." This we desire our friends distinctly to under stand. We ask each one of them firmly and de cidedly to make up their minds for the time of tri al, and then say to the partisans who may assail them, go to your political opponents, for deserters come not to vs. Foreign JVews England. Queen's Speech. The session of Parlia ment was opened on the 6th of Feb. by a speech from the Queen in person, of which the following are the more im portant paragraphs: "I have been engaged, in concert with Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia, in negociation, with a view to a final settlement of the differences between Holland and Belgium. "A definitive treaty of peace, founded upon anterior ar rangements, which have been acceded to by both parties, has in consequence been proposed to the Dutch and Bel gian governments. I have the satisfaction to inform you that the Dutch government has already signified to the Conference its acceptance of that treaty, and I trust that a similar announcement from the Belgian government will put an end to that disquietude which the present unsettled state of these affairs has necessarily produced. Tho unan imity of the five allied powers affords a satisfactory securi ty for the preservation of peace. "Differences which have arisen have occasioned the re tirement of my minister from the Court of Teheran. I in dulge, however, the hope of learning that a satisfactory ad justment of these dillerences will allow of the re-estab lishment of my relations with Persia upon their former footing of friendship. "Events connected with the same differences have induc ed the Governor General of India to take measures for pro tecting British interests in that quarter of the world, and to enter into engagements, the fulfilment of which may render military operations necessary. For this purpose such preparations have been made as may be sufficient to resist aggression from any quarter, and to maintain the in tegrity of my eastern dominions. "It is with great satisfaction that I am enabled to inform you that throughout the whole of my West India posses sions the period fixed by law for the final and complete (emancipation of the negroes has been anticipated by acts of the colonial legislatures, and that the transition from the tomporary system of apprenticeship to entire freedom has taken place without any disturbance of public order and tranquility. Any measures which may be necessary in or der to give full effect to this great and beneficial change will, I have no doubt, receive your careful attention. "I have to acquaint you, with deep concern, that the province of Lower Canada has again been disturbed by insurrection, and that hostile incursions have been made in to Upper Canada by certain lawless inhabitants of the Un ited States of North America. These violations of the public peace have been promptly suppressed by the valor of my forces and the loyalty of my Canadian subjects. The President nf the United States has called upon the cit izens of the Union to abstain from proceedings incompat ible with the friendly relations which subsist botween Great Britain and the United States. "I have directed full information upon all these matters to be laid before you, and I recommend the present slate of these provinces to your serious consideration. I rely up on you to support my firm determination to maintain the authority of my Crown, and I trust that your wisdom will abopt such measures as will secure to those parts of my empire the benefit of internal tranquility, and the full ad vantages of their own great national resources. "I have observed with pain the persevering efforts which have been made in some parts or the country to ex cite .ny subjects to disobedience and resistance to th law and to recommend dangerous and illegal practices. For the counteraction of all such designs I depend upon the ef ficacy of the law, which it will be my duly to enforce, on the good sense and right disposition of my peo ple, upon their attachment to the principles of justice, and their abhorrence of violence and disorder. "I confidently commit all these great interests to your wisdom, and I implore Almighty God to assist and prosper your counsels. France. The Paris papers of Friday, the 1st instant are almost exclusively occupied with the prorogation of th Chambers on the preceding day, and with the diasolu tion of the Chamber of Deputies, which was de termined oil. and which would, it was all but certain, be announced in the Moniteur of Saturday. The new elec' tions would be fixed for the third of March, and the acs sion of the new Chamber, for the fifteenth or seventeenth of the same month. . This step was considered of a serious character in Paris "The Moniteur of the Saturday after contains the Royal ordinance for the dissolution of the Chamber of Deputies. 1 lie ihamber ot l eers anil Clumber of Ucvuties are convoked for the twenty-sixth of March next. "further on, the same official paper states that the King not having accepted the resignation of the Ministers, they have resumed their functions. The papers state that the Ministry would undergo slight modification before the commencement of the new session. A letter from Munich, dated the 26lh ult., mentions that negotiations were on foot between the Courts of France and Denmark to effect the matrimonial alliance of the Duke do Nemours with a Princess of the Royal family of Denmark. No progress has been made in the formation of a new trench Ministry. Marshal Soult was in frequent commu nicalion with Louis Phiilipne; but the result was a positive refusal from the former to undertake the task required of him namclv, the reconstruction of the Mole Cabinet. It is supposed that the King would be compelled to solicit the aid ot Thiers. The Coalition stood firm, and adhered to their principle of excluding the Sovereign from that con stant and direct control of his Ministers which Louis Phil lippe has hitherto exercised. Every day it became more apparent that the real question between the King and the leading politicians of France was, whether the monarch should "govern" as well as "reign." West Indies. Extract of a letter dated New Haven, Feb. 21: "A planter from St. Vincents has been in thi city within a few days, and says that the emancipation of the slaves in that island works extremely well; and that his plantation produces more, and yields a larger profit than it tins ever done before, lhe emancipated slaves now do in eight hours what was before considered a day's task, and he pays the laborers a dollar a day. Itome stic CONG II ESS. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Senate. The following Message was received from the President: To the Senate of the United States: I lav before Congress several despatches from his Excel lency the Uovernor of Maine, with enclosures, communi eating certain proceedings of the Legislature of that State, and a copy of the reply of the Secretary of State, made by my direction, together with a note from II. is. fox, Esq., Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of ureal ISntain, with the answer of the secretary of state to the same. it will appear lrom these documents that a numerous band of lawless and desperate men, chiefly from the ad joining British Provinces, but without the authority or sanction of the rrovincial Government, had trespassed upon that portion of the territory in dispute between the United states and Ureat Britain, which is watered by the river Aroostook, and claimed to belong to the State of Maine; and that they had committed extensive depredations there by cutting and destroying a very large quantity of timber. It will further appear that the Uovernor ot Maine, having been officially apprised of the circumstan ce, had communicated it to the Legislature, with a recom mendation of such provisions, in addition to those already existing oy law, as would enable him to arrest the course of said depredations, disperse the trespassers, and secure the timber which they were about carrying away ; that in compliance with a resolve of the Legislature, passed in pursuance of his recommendation, his Excellency has des patched a land agent or the Estate, with a force deemed ad equate to that purpose, to the scene of the alleged depre' dations, who, after accomplishing a part of his duty, was seized by a band of the trespassers, at a house claimed to be within the jurisdiction of Maine, whither he had re paired for the purpose of meeting and consulting with the land agent of the Province of New Brunswick, and con veyed as a prisoner to Fredericktown, in that Province, to gether with two other oitizens of the State, who were as sisting him in the discharge of his duty. It will also appear that the Governor and Legislature of Maine, satisfied that the trespassers had acted in defiance of the laws of both countries, learning that they were in possession of arms, and anticipating (correctly, as the re suit has proved,) that persons of their reckless and desper ate character would set at nought the authority of the magistrates, without the aid of a strong force, had author iz ed the sheriff, and the officer appointed in the place of the land agent to employ, at the expense of the state, an arm ed power, who had proceeded to the scene of these depre dations, with a view to the entire dispersion or arrest of the trespassers and the protection of the public property. In the correspondence between the Governor of Maine and Sir John Harvey, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New Brunswick, which has crown out of the occur rences, and is likewise herewith communicated, the former is requested to recal the armed force advanced into the disputed territory for the arrest of trespassers, and is in formed that a strong body of British troops is to be held in readiness to support and protect the authority and sub jects of Great Britain in said territory. In answer to that request the Provincial Governor is informed of the deter mination of the State of Maine to support the land agent and his party, in the performance of their duly, and the same determination, for the execution of which provision is made by a resolution of the State Legislature, is com municated by the Governor to the General Government. The Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, in calling upon the Governor of Maine for the recall of the land agent and his party from the disputed territory, and the British Minister in making a similar demand upon the Government of the United States, proceed upon the as sumption that an agreement exists between the two nations conceding to Great Britain, until the final settlement of the boundary question, exclusive possession of, and jurisdic tion over the territory in dispute. The important bearing which such an agreement, if it existed, would have upon the condition and interests of the parties, and the influence it might have upon the adjustment of the dispute, are too obvious to allow the error upon which this assumption seems to rest to pass for a moment without correction. The answer of the Secretary of State to Mr. Fox's note, will show the ground taken by the Government of the United States upon this point. It is believed that all cor respondence which has passed between the two Govern ments upon this subject has already been communicated to Congress, and is now on their files. An abstract of it, however, hastily prepared, accompanies this communica tion. Il is possible that in thus abridging a voluminous correspondence, commencing in 1825, and continuing to a very recent period, a portion may have been accidentally everlooked; but it is believed that nothing has take! place which would materially change the aspect of the question as therein presented. Instead of sustaining tho assump tion of the British functionaries, that correspondence dis proves the existence of any such agreement. It shows that the two Governments have differed not only in regard to the main question of title to tho territory in dispute, but with reference also to the right of jurisdiction, and the fact of the actual exercise of it in different portions thereof. Always aiming at an amicable adjustment of the dispute, both parties have entertained and repeatedly urged upon each other a desire that each should exercise its rights, whatever it considered them to be, in such a manner as to avoid collision, and allay, to the grentest practicable extent, the excitement likely to grow out of the controversy. It was in pursuance of such an understanding that Maine and Massachusetts, upon the remonstrance of Great Britain, desisted from making sales of lands, and the General Gov ernment from tho construction of a projected military road in a portion of the territory of which they claimed to have enioved the exclusive possession, and that Great Britain, on her part, in deference tp a similar remonstrance from the United States, suspended tho issue of licenses tq cut timber in the territory in controversy, and also the survey and location of a rail-road through a section of country over which she also claimed to have exercised exclusive jurisdiction. The State of Maine had a right to arrest tn cieprcan- tions complained of; it belonged to her to judge of the ex igency of tho occasion calling for her inlerfercnce; and it is presumed that had tho Lt. Governor of New Brunswick been correctly advised of the nature of the proceedings of the state ot Maine, he would not have regarded the trans action as requiring, on his part, any resort to force. Each party claiming a right to the territory, and hence to the exclusive jurisdiction over it, it is manifest that, to prevent the destruction of timber by trcspossers, acting against the authority of both, and at the same lime avoid forcible col lision between the contiguous government during the pen dency of negotiations concerning the title, resort must be had to the mutual exercise of jurisdiction in such extreme cases, or to an amicable and temporary arrangement as to the limits within which it should be exercised by each rar- tv. lhe understanding supposed to exist 'between the Uni ted States and Great Britain has been found heretofore suf ficient for that purpose, and I believe will prove so hereaf ter, if the parties on the frontier, directly interested in the question, are respectively governed hv a just spirit of con ciliation and forbearance. If it should bo found, as there is now reason to apprehend, that there is, in tho modes of construling that understanding by the two governments, a difference not to be reconciled, I shall not hesitate to propose to her Britannic Majesty's Government a distinct arrangement for the temporary and mutual exercise of ju risdiction, by means of which similar dilliciiltics may in future be prevented. But between an effort on the port of Maine to preserve the property in dispute from destruction by intruders, and a military occupation by that Sta'e of tho territory, with a view to hold it by force, while the settlement is a subject of negotiation. between tho two governments, there is an essential difference as well in respect to the position of the State, as to the duties of tire General Government. In a letter addressed by the Secretary of State to the Governor of Maine, on the first of March last, giving a detailed statement of the steps which had been taken by the Feder- Government to bring the oonlrovorsy to a termination, and designed to apprise the Governor of that State of the views of the Federal Executive, in respect to the future, it was stated, that while the obligations of th 3 Federal Gov ernment to do all in its power to effoct the settlement of the boundary question were fully recognized, it had, in the event of being able to do so specifically, by mutual consent, no other means to accomplish that object amicably, than by another arbitration, or by a commission with an umpire in the nature of an arbitration; and that in the e vent of all other measures failing, the President would feel it his duty to submit another proposition to the govern ment of Great Britain, to refer the decision of the question to a third power. These are still my views upon the sub ject, and until this step shall have been taken I cannot think it proper to invoke the attention of Congress to oth er than amicable means for the settlement of the controver sy, to cause the military power of the Federal Government to be brought in aid of the State of Maine, in any attempt to effect that object by a resort to force. On the other hand, if the authorities of New Brunswick should attempt to enforce the claim of exclusive jurisdic tion set up bv them, by means of a military occupation on their part of the disputed territory, I shall feel myself bound to consider the contingency provided by the consti tution as having occurred, on the happening of which a State has the right to call for the aid of the Federal Gov ernment to repel invasion. I have expressed to the British Minister near this Gov ernment a confident expectation that the agents of the State of Maine, who have been arrested under an obvious misapprehension of the object of their mission, will be released ; & to the Gov. of Maine that a similar course will be pursued in regard to the agents of the Province of New Brunswick. I have also recommended that any military that may have been brought together by the State of Maine, from an apprehension of a collision with the Government or people of the British Province, will be voluntarily and peaceably disbanded. I cannot allow myself to doubt that the results antici pated from these representations will be seasonably real ized. J. he parties more immediately interested cannot but perceive that an appeal to arms, under existing circum stances, will not only prove fatal to their prcseut interests, but would postpone, if not defeat, the attainment of the main object which they have in view. The very incidents which have recently occurred will necessarily awaken the Governments to tho importance of promptly adjusting a dispute, by which it is now made manifest that the peace of the two nations is daily and imminently endangered. This expectation is further warranted by the general for bearance which has hitherto characterised the conduct of the Government and people on both sides of the line. In the uniform patriotism of Maine, her attachment to the Union, her respect for the wishes of the people of her sis ter States, of whose interest in her welfare she cannot be unconscious, and, in the solicitude felt by the country at largo for the preservation of peace with our neighbors, we have a strong guarantee that she will not disregaid the re quest that has been made of her. As, however, the session of Congress is about to termi nate, and the agency of the Executive may become neces sary during the recess, it is important that the attention of the Legislature should be drawn to the consideration of such measures as may be calculated to obviate the necessi ty of a call for an extra session. With that view, I have thought it my duty to lay the whole matter before you, and to invite such action thereon as you may think the oc casion requires. M. VAN BUIILN. Washington, 26th February, 1839. The position taken in the Message seemed to be ecner- aly approved in both Houses, and it was referred to the Committees on Foreign Relations. The latest date from Washington, Sunday morning, March 4, 4 o'clock, A. M. The border bill, which is described as 'bearing the olive branch in one hand and the thunder bolt in the other,' pas- ed the House by a vote of 201 to (t; and the Senate unan- mously. It authorizes tho president to call out 50,000 vol unteers a.id militia in case of invasion, and to place a na val armament upon the Western lakes. Another section authorizes a loan of five million dollars to carry the provis ions of the bill into effect. The various bills passed on the last Saturday of the ses sion make appropriations for between 10 and 18,000,000 of dollars. One item is "for the continued support of the Florida war." Accounts from Maine to March 4, state that public opin ion is much divided in relation to the course proper for Maine now to pursue, Sir John Harvey, at the last dates, was actively engaged in calling out and organizing the militia of the Province: 800 British troops have recently arrived at Halifax from England, and troops are said to have been ordered from Quebec to the Province. Notwithstanding the hostile aspect of things, we have trong hopes that the border difficulties will bs adjusted without war. From the Atlas. MSSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE, Monday, March 4, 1839. SENATE. After the ordinary morning business had been transacted, The report of the committee on the subject pf slavery and the slave trade, having come up in the orders, rccommend- ng that no further action is needed thereon, Mr. Goodrich said that if nothing had occurod touching this subject since the last action of the Legislature, he hould not have thought it necessary to do more than reaf- rm the resolutions of the last session, But in his view, an event had taken place, which presented this subject in new aspect before the country. 1 he Atherton llesolu- tions, passed by the House of Representatives at Washing ton in December last, affirms, practically, that she Consti tution of the United States involves and cherishes slavery ill its bosom. It assumes ground which makes that instru ment inconsistent with itself in as much as it professes to be founded on the equal rights of man, while it upholds, the enslaving of a race of men. It therefore presents the uestion distinctly to the people of the U. States, whether they live under a free constitution, unblemished with fatal contradiction, and untainted with inherent leprosy, or not. It appears that theslaveholdtng states have not been asleep; they have now marched forward, and taken ground, and entrenched in the national hall of legislation, and there do fend slavery under the banner of the Constitution. I think, therefore, that we cannot permit this movement to piss un noticed. I wish some action to take place here, to vindi cate the Constitution from the stain that is attempted to be fastened upon it. I wish to see the line drawn, and know who in this conntry are willing to see the Constitution of the United stales kept pure and unspotted, and who are not. I therefore move a recommitment of the Report, with instructions to report the following resolves, and to make the report conform to it. 1. Resolved, That Congress has the right to abolish sla very and the slave trade in the District of Columbia, and these being admitted to be moral and political evils, Con gress ought immediately to exercise this right. 2. Resolved, That Congress has a right to abolish slave ry and the slave trade in the Territories of the U. States, and to abolish the slave trade between the several Slates, and they ought to refuse admission into the Union of any new State, whose Constitution tolerates slavery. 3. ResolvedfThat the Constitution of the United States lends no countenance to slavery, and that, while it cannot authorize interference with slavery in tho States, history and the terms of the instrument itself prove that it wos not tho design of its authors to infuse into it any principles so much at variance with the great doctrine of equal rights upon which it is founded as are involved in slavery, and that as it expressly provided for the foreign slave trade, and as Congress accordingly abolished it, that it is its duty to ubolish slavery, wherever it exists, through its power, and subject to its control, and that this would be a fulfilment of the design of the framers of the Constitution, and in har mony with the spirit of that sacred instrument. . 4. Resolved, That the resolutions of the House of Rep resentatives at Washington, passed in December last,, in relation to slavery, are at once a violation of the inherent and inalienable rights of petition and free discussion, an alarming evidence of a settled design (and one which has already advanced fin toward consummation) to make the Constitution of the United States the shield under which slavery is to be protected and perpetuated. From the Atlas. THE SPECIAL MISSION TO ENGLAND. We learn from the Baltimore Chronicle that it is cur rently reported in Washington that the President designs to tender this mission to Mr Webster. The Chronicle adds As a Now England question, it is undoubtedly proper that a New Englander should be selected as the Negnciator and Mr Webster, as the first man of all New England, is peculiarly well qualified for so distinguished a post. It has been quite oommon, in all countries, to create extraor dinary missions for the adjustment of disputes of longstan ding and unusual intricacy, and the country, we are sure, wilt regard, with perfect satisfaction, the selection of Mr. Webster in this case. His appointment would not be con sidered as any disparagement to Mr. Stevenson, the gener al and ordinary business of his office being'sufficient to oc cupy his attention. We trust, therefore, that if the Presi dent think fit to offer the conduct of this important embas sy to Mr Webster, the latter will not think of declining it. Florida. We have just seen a gentleman who left Tallahassee on the 21st ultimo, from whom we learn that murders by the Indians are of every day occurrence in that neighborhood. Between the 17th and 21st, during this gentleman's stay at Tallahassee, fifteen citizens had been killed by the Indians, lhe Seminoles have introduced dogs into their warfare. Our informant, who is familiar with the military events in Florida, tells us he saw, him self, the corpse of a militiaman, one of the small party which had been dispersed by the Indians, who had been hunted dovvn by dogs, and held at bay until the Indians approached and shot him. Tho gentleman to whom we allude, and who has had the best opportunity of judging, gives it as his opinion, that no mode of expelling the Indians from Honda will be so efh cacious as that of the military occupation bill which has passed the senate; and this, he says, is the general opin ion of the people of Florida, as well as of the officers em ployed in the military service there. Globe. ANTI-SLAVERY LECTURES. Kev. Benjamin Shaw, Agent of the Vermont Anti- Slavery Society, Providence permitting, will lecture as follows. It is requested that the friends of the cause in each place mentioned, will see that the necessary arrange ments are made. The appointments should be made for the evening, as far as convenient: March 10, Proctorsville (Cavendish,) Sabbath. ' 11, Mount Holly. " 13, Weston. ' 14, L. Derrv. " 15, Windham. " 16, West Townshend. " 17, Wardsborough (Sabbath.) " 18, Jamaica. " 19, East Townshend. ' 20, Newfane. " 21, Brookline. " 22, Alliens. 24, Grafton (Sabbath.) " 26, Peru. ' 27, Winhall, (Garfield's Mills.) " 28, " Centre. " 29, Manchester Point. ' 30, Dorset East. ' " 31, Dorset West, (Sabbath.) BRIGHTON MARKET. Reported for the Yankee Farmer. Monday, March 4, 1839. At market 355 Beef Cattle, including 70 Stores, 12 yoke Working Oxen, 19 Cows and Calves, 450 Sheep, and no Swine. A lot expected next weok from Columbia county. Prices. Beef Cattle. Dull. Last week's prices were barely supported. First quality, $8; second quality, $7 to $7 50 ; third quality 6 60 tO $7. Working Oxen. $yii, $100, to $110. Cows and Culves. $30, 85, 40, and 50. Sheep. $3,50, ff 4, 5 to $6,50. MARRIAGES. In this vill ge, on the 5th inst., by Rev. B. W. Smith, Babbit, of Bethel, to Mrs. Abigail Mr. La kg don Scovill. DEATHS In this town, on the 5th inst., Miss Mary Clark, aged about 19. In Nashville, Tenn., on the 12th ult., Mr. Rodebt McIndoe, formerly of Newbury, Vt. aged 25. Print ers in Woodstock are t,-c. PROSPECTUS THE TI2MIMKAiCI2 STAR, To be published at Montpelier, Vermont, on the first of every month, under the direction of the Executive Committee of the Vermont Temperance Satiety. This Journal will be exclusively dovoted to the sub ject of Temperance. Its design will be to advoca'e the cause of total abstinence 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 tho 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 persuasion, to awaken the attention of the wholo community, to the necessity pf speedily banishing intoxicating drinks from among ui; and while it shall faithfully and fearlessly pursue its ob ject, it will endeavor to avoid that ultraisii which leadsto indiscriminate denunciation. All experience demonstrates that, in free governments, legislative aid cannot be safely relied on in matters of mor al reform, unless public opinion precede a,nd stand ready tq sanction legislative enactments; la prepare the wsr for which assistance to the Temperance reform, wjll hs qnotfi er object of the prnpned publication, NOTICES. 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 TEMPEnANCE Star will be sent td subscribers for one year on the following terfns; copies di rected singly 50 cents; 12 copies to one address 25 centii ench; 2(1 copies do. 23 cents each; 50 copies do. 20 cents each; alway, in advance. Address George B. Mansor, Montpelier, post paid. MLCOJrS TKAVELS. fl-OULD KENDALL & LINCOLN, have in pressf and will publish about the first of March, Malcom's Trave's in Burmth, Hindooslan, Malaya, Siom 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 ICQ wood cuts,. Characteristics of the WorU. It is not a rtiore diary of events which befel the travel ler, but contain! thousands of facts dates, numbers, prices, &c, &c. which are either original or gleaned from sources not accessible ii this country. Incidents, anecdotes and scenes have been freelv intro duccd; but only1 such as tend to make the reader better ac quainted with the country. Tho most perfect impartiality is shown to every sect of Christians, and such details given of the various Missions as will make 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 to throw light upon their present condition. The map is beautifully executed, and may be consider ed original. Many important corrections have been mado by actual observation, and the remainder is chiefly drawn from original and unpublished surveys by British officers, 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 ot Maulmcin, Tavoy, Mergui and Sagaingi and a curious page exhibiting specimens of 15 different oriental languages: A great part of the work relates to countries almost en tirely unknown, even to the best 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 stBy at each place, his prej vlous 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 011 the measure of success which has attended the en terprise; on the almost unknown tribes in and around Bur mah; anil 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 the American press. The publishers rely for remuneration rather on a large sale than a high price. A portion of tho proceeds of the work are to be appro priated to the Foreign Missionary Board. ICJTlie publisher of any paper, giving the above ad vertisement three inside insertions, shall be entitled to copy of the work, on application to the publishers, 8 3v Washington-st., Boston. IVew ArrAiigeiiicisl! THE Subscriber having taken as partner his son, WIL LIAM P. BADGER, in the business heretofore con ducted by himself, the business will hereafter be done un der tho firm of J. E. BADGER & SON. J. E. BADGER. Mon';lier, Feb. 7, 1833. 6:tf HAT, CAP AND FUR STORE, STATE St., MONTPELIEI?, Vt. J. E. BADGER & SON, Dealers in HATS, CAPS, STOCKS, FURS, SUSPENDER, Gloves, Hosiery, &c. &c., would return their thanks to the citizens of Montpelier and vicinity for their liberal patronage heretofore extended to their establishment) and solicit a continuance of the samei N. B. Merchants suppllod with Hats r.f all kinds lit ei'y wholesale prices. February 7, 1339. 6:tf Notice. fgHOSE indebteJ to J. E. BADGER, by note or aecounl, -1L of over six months standing, are requested to call and adjust the same immediately, J. E. P.APGER. February 7, 183:1, CM ALLEN & POLAND, AVING procured fiom Boston new and elegant founts . of the most FASHIONABLE TVPF, are prepared to pronecute the above business, in all its branches : and have no hesitation in saying that all work entrusted tp them will be executed in a style not isf iriok to that of any othi cr establishment in Vermont. 5Cf Office, one door West fiom the post-Officc State si, Montpelier, January 5th, 1839. TEMPERANCE HOUSE, THREE DOORS WEST OF THE POST-OFFICE, BY A. CARTER. Jan. 5, 1833. 1 :tf. Wanted TIN payment for The Voice of Freedom, by the lultcii Ja. bers, a lot of good dry Wood, also, for accomodation of town subscribers, they will take all articles of produce, us ually consumed in a boarding house. ALLEN & POLAND. ror-ASlI KKTTliliS! F superior quality, and extra sized Caldrons, suit able to set in Arches, for sale by the Brandon Iron Co., at the Foundry, nd bv their Agent, Zenas Wood, at Montpelier. Also, CORN SHELI.ERS; IMPROVED PLOUGHS; CULTIVATOR TEETH, and a general va riety of STOVES. Including the Improved "Conant Pa tent," which is believed to he superior lo any of the mod ern stoves with small tire arches. Sheet Iron, elevated ovens will be furnished both At Brandon and Montpelier for tho Conunt Patent, Rotary! & V ermoritt;ook, which, with the L ast Iron Oven attached to each of these Stoves, renders t((em tho most desirable Cooking Stoves now in the mar'.iet. 1 he cost of the corn shelter wilt bo saved in labor by ordinary farmers in two seasons, besides tlie saving of loom thsv alford in getting out corn. JOHN A. CONANT, Agent. Brandon, Jan. 1S3.1. a tf Wanted ! 1, Bl'SHEI OF OATH, by WM. T BURN HAM Mon'pelicr, Jan, 5, 1839. ltf. Boarding House ! A FEW gentleman boarders can he accommodated witlj 2M. board, with, single room if drsixed, en roasonuKa, terms, Montpelier Village, Jan. 6, 133. A, CARTER. l:tf. A", NTI-SMVEHV AT.MAXU S rOR 193.1, Tot ,!. his oilier.