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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
of Rome may remonstrate with them lor interfer
ing with her institutions ; and Rum-sellers may
remonstrate against any interference with their
rum-institutions. But what then? They must
obey God, rather than man ; must warn the wick'
ed; Inust sound the alarm ; must preach, and act
not as pleasinsr men, but God, who trieth their
hearts, and who will require the blood of souls at
the hands of the unfaithful watchman.
Another gentleman sees a fearful ghost ahead
and cries out. Slavery is a volitical matter. This
is granted. , Political action has made slavery, and
by this action slavery .is perpetuated. And this
is not the only instance, in which iniquity has
been established by law. By political action rum
selling has long been sanctioned, and lotteries, and
theatres, and idolatry, and wars, and bloody per
secutions, and almost every species of oppression
By political action one religion has been proscribed
and another established : one denomination ban
ished, or burnt, and another placed under the fos
tering care of the state. And what has been done
may be done again. Is the cry of political matter
in all these cases to stop our mouths, and palsy all
exertions ? I trow not. Slavery is made by polit
ical action, and every friend of humanity is bound,
by political action, to destroy it; to undo every
yoke and let the oppressed go free. And it is
somewhat curious, that men, who can see two ob
jects at once, should call for political action in the
temperance cause, and then turn right about, and
denounce all such action in the anti-slavery cause !
Surely, consistency is not a prominent trait in the
conduct of such men. . But we hope they will
grow wiser, and in time learn to occupy with eve
ry talent, even their political talent, and not bury
this in a napkin. KIAH BAYLEY.
From the Boston Atlas.
The African Captives.
It appears from the Hartford Courant, that on
Friday, the grand jury for the district of Connect
icut came into the United Slates Circuit Court,
and requested instructions and a charge from the
Court as to the African prisoners accused of mur
der and piracy, which case was before them for
consideration.
Judge Thompson informed the jury, that the
U. S. Circuit Court had jurisdiction of the crimes
of murder and piracy, under certain circumstan
ces ; but whether or not the case of the prisoners
referred to, was one ot which that Court had ju
risdiction, he could only tell when the particular
facts of that case were laid before him. He could
give no opinion unless they would furnish him
with a statement of facts. It would be useless
for him to address them generally upon the crimes
of murder and piracy. If a statement of facts
were submitted, it would be the duty of the Court
to give .an opinion upon that statement as to the
jurisdiction of the Court.
The grand jury then retired, and afterwards re
turned into court, and presented to the court the
following statement of facts by them found, viz:
1 That a Spanish vessel, built in Cuba, called
the Amistad, duly and legally licensed to carry
on the coasting trade, sailed from Havana on
the 28th June, 1839, commanded by Riymond
Fener, for the Port of Guanaja. in the island of
Cuba, having on board a cargo of sundry articles
oi merchandize, two Spanish citizens as passen
gers, with 53 negroes purchased by them as Sa-
dinoes, (that is, not natives oi Cuba) in the city
ot Havana, with regular permits lor the span
iards, negroes and merchandize. That about four
days after sailing, when three or four league;
lrom LUba, and forty irorn Havana, the negroes
rose upon and killed the master and one of the
crew of the vessel, and took the command and
charge of the same, and wounded and injured the
two Spanish passengers. That on the 26th of
Aug. last, the said schr. Amistad was found in
the waters near the east end of Long Island, with
in one mile of the shore, in possession of the ne
groes aforesaid, from whom she was captured by
the U. S. brig Washington and brought into the
port of New London, in the district of Connecti
cut, where the said negroes were apprehended
by the Marshal ot this district, m whose custody
mey now are. inai wnne saia vessel was so in
possession of said negroes, the boxes and trunks
of goods were broken open by tKem, and some of
the goods they appropriated to their own use."
Upon this statement the grand jury prayed the
judgment and instruction of the court, whether
any offence had been committed whereof this
court had jurisdiction.
Judge Thompson said he would take till the
afternoon to consider the question. At the open
ing of the court in the afternoon, he accordingly
delivered his opinion, which is reported in the
Hartford Courant as follows :
Judge Thompson said "The Laws of the Uni
ted States grew out of the Laws of Nations.
The offence charged in this case arose out of two
statutes, and would be tried in this district, if tria
ble at all in the United States but the Courts of
the United States have no jurisdiction over offen
ces committed in another country, and tf tnis be
an offence, and on that subject I give no opinion
whether it be an offence at ' all, it cannot be tried
here. The courts of one country have nothing to
do with those of another; and an offence com
mitted in a foreign country cannot be tried in an
other jurisdiction. A vessel sailing under the pa
pers of another country is Jo be treated as part of
uie territorial property ot the country to which
she belongs, and as this court could not try the al
leged offence if it had been perpetrated in Spain
or Cuba, or any other Spanish settlement, so
neither, for the reason given, could this court
try it as having beeti committed on board a Span
ish vessel, which is identical with the soil of the
country to which she belongs. Under the state
of the facts, therefore, said his honor, I have no
hesitation in telling you that this court has no ju
risdiction, nor are there sufficient facts before you
to warrant you in finding o bill.".
. As there was no other business before the court
which would require the intervention of either the
grand or petit jury, both juries were discharged.
Thus has been settled, and exactly in the way
in which we expected, for in the beginning of the
affair we expressed the opinion that the grand ju
ry would never find a bill, the first great ques
tion raised in relation to this matter, the question
namely, whether the courts of the United States
have any jurisdiction to try these Africans for the
alleged crimes of piracy and muraer.
The second great question in the case, the
question, namely, whether the President of the
United States has any power to deliver up these
persons to the Spanish government, as fugitive
criminals ; we consider that question to be con
clusively settled in the negative, by the recent
case of Dr. Holmes. Any such power claimed
and attempted to be exercised by the President of
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me uiuieu oiuiL-s, couia not iaii, sooner or later
to bring the Jbederal Executive into dangerou
collision with the State authorities.
The fhird great question, that, namely, wheth
er these captives cat) be regarded and treated as
property, and as such are liable to be delivered
up to the persons claiming to own them. This
question is raised, though possibly it may. not be
settled, by the Habeas Corpus case in regard to
the three cdildren, as to the progress of which case
we proceed to give some account.
This case came on for argument on Friday
morning, it appeared by the return ot the Mar
shal to the writ, that there had been filed in the
District Court, first a libel by Captain Gedney
and his crew, claiming salvage upon the Amistad
and the property on board, o! which property it
was set up that these girls were a part, inasmuch
as they were slaves ; second, a libel on the part
of Pedro Montez, claiming these girls as his prop
erty, and praying that they might be delivered up
to him; and third, a libel by the U. a. Attorney
for the District of Connecticut, setting out that
these girls were claimed by the Spanish Ambass
ador, under the treaty with Spain, as Spanish
property, and praying that the Court order them
ill l i.i.i .
to oe aeuvereu up unaer mat claim ; or, in case
the Court should judge the case unfounded, that
it order the children to be delivered up to the
President of the United States, for the purpose of
oeing sent oacif. to tneir own country.
Messrs. Staples and Baldwin argued for the
children, and Messrs. Ingersoll and the District
Attorney, against them The argument consum
ed the whole of Friday, till 7 o'clock, P. M. when
it was concluded, and the Court adtonrned.
The argument against discharging the children
under the writ, seemed to be principally ground
so far as we are informed, upon the point, that the
question whether the children are slaves or not
was the very matter which must come up before
the District Uourt, upon the Jibels hied therein,
and that the Circuit Court ought not to anticipate
the judgment of the District Court, by deciding
that point upon this Habeas Corpus. If the de
cision of that Court sbou'd be wrong, the Circuit
Court would correct it on appeal. The claimant,
Montez, might be able to prove that these girls
were his lawful property, if he were allowed time
to send to Cuba for the evidence.
On the other hand, the counsel for the children
contended, that these children were not, and could
not be, under any state of facts, the property of
Montez, or any body else ; and by way ot show
ing that even under the Spanish law they were
not property, they put in evidence certain Spanish
decrees, totally abolishing the African Slave trade,
and pronounced it to be a criminal offence; also
the depositions of two native African interpreters,
to tne lactthat these children could neither speak
English norSpanish.and that, from their language,
they, the deponents, judged them to be Mandin
goes; also the affidavit of Boboo, one of the Amis
tad prisoner?, made through an interpreter, that
the two girls were born in the same town with
himself, and that they were brought from Africa
in the same ship with himself.
The argument was closed on Friday evening
and the opinion of the judge was expected on Sat
urday, but of what was done on that day we
have no accounts.
An indication however, seemed to be afforded
in the course of the argument, that the Court
would have great difficulty in holding these chil
dren to be property. It was argued by Staples,
and justly, that if these children were property,
and liable as such to the claim of salvage, that then
it would follow that they might be sold at auction
in the State of Connecticut For it is the usual
way, when salvage is decreed, to decree a certain
per cent upon the value of the property, and in or
der to determine what that value is, to authorize
the property to be sold at auction. . Judson, the
District Judge, and who, as the author of the
celebrated Connecticut Black Act, is not supposed
to be favorably inclined towards the prisoners
saw the danger of this argument, and he interrup
ted the counsel, with the declaration, " that he
had already declared in the district Court, that
these Africans could not be sold in Connecticut,
as slaves, but that salvage might be awarded on
the vessel and cargo, and the value of the slaves,
f recognized to be lawfully slaves, might be con
sidered in making up the amount to be allowed.
But we apprehend the establishment of such
a doctrine would overturn the most settled nnn
ciples by which courts are governed in deci
ding salvage.
As to the salvage question, we are inclined to
think that Capt. Gedney will fail altogether in es
tablishing any claim to salvage.
Jl he question whether any claim of property
can be established against iny of the Amistad pris
oners, seems to us extremely clear, and to lie in a
very small compass.
1st. Under the Spanish law these prisoners
are not slaves. By repeated decrees of the Span
ish Government, the African slave trade is abol
ished, and has become a criminal offence. All
Africans imported into the Spanish territories are
entitled to their liberty. But then it is said, that
the Spaniards have a good vnma facie title to
these slaves, because they possess a permit from
the custom house, by which they are authorized to
transport these slaves from Havana to Principe.
and that our Courts can enquire no further. To
deprive a man of his liberty, and to deliver him
up to another as property, is the highest power a
Court can exercise. It is a power in no respect
short of the power ofinflictingcapital punishment :
and it would be just as reasonable to ask a Court
to hang a man upon a technical quibble, an offi
cial lie, a false certificate, which the Courtknew
to be false, as to enslave a man upon suth grounds.
Ihe Courts are fond enough of quibbles and tech
nicalities, but they have never vet gone to this
ength. Ifthese Africans are to be delivered up.
on the ground that by the laws of Spain they are
slaves, the proof of that fact must be thoroughly
sifted, and satisfactorily established.'
2nd. Whatever thecondition of these Africans
might be under the Spanish law, in Connecticut
they are free men, and as such thev have all the
rights of free men. They are not property, be
cause in Connecticut it is not acknowledged that
property can exist in living human bodies. The
state of Connecticut, under the United states
Constitution, is bound to deliver up, to be carried
out of the Slate, such slaves as have escaped into
her territories, from any of the slave-holding States
of the Union. 1 hese persons are delivered up
not as properly, but under that particular clause of
trie Constitution, which does not apply to foreign
Stales. This doctrine has been held over and
over again in the New England States and
now settled law.
As to the pretended claim under the treaty
with spam, that relates only to property captured
from pirates and brought into this country. A
the Circuit Court has decided that there is no pi
racy committed, there is the end of the matter.
The Amistad Prisoners.
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Judge Thompson having decided on Friday
his instructions to the Grand Jury, that no crim
inal charge existed against any of the Amistad
prisoners, of which the Court had any jurisdic
lion, a writ of habeas corpus was sued out in be
half of all these prisoners, and on Saturday after
noon they were brought into Court.
It seemed to be taken for granted, after what ha
dropped from Judge Judson, in the course of the
argument on Friday, in the case of ihe three chil
dren, that the claim of Captain Gedney for sal
vage, so far at least as the Africans were concern
ed, could not be sustained. With respect to the
other two claims, under color of which the 'Marsh
all held these Africans as prisoners, viz : the libels
of Montez and Ruez, claiming these negroes as
their property ; and the libel of the District Attor
ney, setting out first the claim of the Spanish
Minister, and calling upon the Court to decide the
validity of it ; and secondly, alleging that these
Africans are free persons, brought to this country
in violation of the laws prohibiting the African
slave trade, alleging that they ought to be restor
ed to their own country, and praying the Cour
to take the necessary steps for enabling the Pres
ident of the United States to send them back
with respect to these two libels, and the claim of
the Marshal to the custody of the negroes, by vir
tue of the process issued thereon, Judge I homp
son said, "that if the District Court had in fact,
jurisdiction over the claims thus brought before it
he would not, upon a writ of habeas corpus, fore
stall or interfere with the decision which the Dis
trict Court might make upon a question thus legal
ly brought before it. If that decision should be
wrong, there was a remedy by way of appeal, first
to the Circuit and then to the supreme Court
Whatever the opinion of the Court might be as
to the ultimate decison of the case, or however ab
horrent it might be to the feelings of the Court to
keep these persons in prison, or to view them as
property, still that question of property was a ques
lion to be decided, and if the District Court had
jurisdiction or tnat question, men it was proper
that a trial oi the question should be had there.
r. s. We have just learned, that on Monday
imuiiiim, uuuc x iiuuijiauu uciivcieu me opinion
ot the Circuit Court, on the habeas corpus ques-
ticn, deciding that the District Court, under its
genera! admiralty powers, had jurisdiction of the
question wnetner tne Airicans were property or
not, and if property, to whom they belonged.
The Circuit Court on that ground declined to in
terfere, and would helve this case to be tried in
the first instance by the District Court.
Judge Lhompson observed, that if it should
turn out, mat in pomi oi inci, me seizure was
made within the Southern District of New York.
then the trial of the questions ; in dispute must
first be had in that District, and the District Court
of Connecticut would be ousted of its jurisdiction.
The jurisdiction of the District Court seems
to have been sustained entirely on the authority
of the case of the Antelope. The case of the An
telope was this. She was a Spanish slaver, & was
illegally seized by an American cruiser & brought
into the United states, against the will of the per
sons in possession. It was contended that al
though the capture was illegal, and the ship must
be restored, yet the slaves on board, having been
brought into the United States, were free, and
could not be given up to their formerowners. But
the Court decided that they would put matters
back into the condition'in which they stood, prior
to the illegal interference on the part f the Amer
ican cruiser. Therefore they gave up the slaves.
The facts in the case of the Amistad are totally
different. That the ship was taken possession of
by Capt. Gedney, at the express instance and re
quest of Montez and Ruiz, the former owner of the
laves, and was brought into the jurisdiction of the
Unietd states, at their desire. Ihe case then
so far as Montez and Ruiz are concerned, stand
pon the same ground as if the vessel had been
brought into New London by the persons on board
in which case there would be no pretence for any
imenerence on uie part oi trie District court.
. If, in the present case, the Court should under
take to act upon this same principle of status in
quo, wnicn governed tne Antelope case, it would
be much more proper to deliver up Montez and
Ruez to the Africans, than the Africans to Mon
tez and Ruez. At the time when the American
interference commenced, the Africans were no Ion
ger slaves. They had vindicated their libertv,
and on the other hand, had reduced Montez and
Ruez to a condition of servitude.
lie vessels and our government are taking, in sti
fling the struggles of these poor men for freedom.
Affecting Appeal.
The following is evidently from the peri of Dr.
Nelson, now of Quincy, Illinois, formerly a slaveholder.-
If northern ministers and professors of
religion will not hear him, neither would they be
persunded though one should rise from the dead.
We wish that by some fair means this letter might
find its way into the Vermont Chronicle that it
might be pondered by those ministers in the late
Convention who turned off the claims of the dying
slave under the plea that their testimony against
the in of slavery would do no good.
From the Emancipator.
August 27th, 1S39.
Brother Leavitt, During the last few days I
have been conversing with some members of the
Presbyterian church, why own slaves. I was at
tending a protracted meeting about thirty miles
beyond the Mississippi. I felt a desire to ask cer
tain individuals, on whose veracity and on whose
judgment I could rely, concerning the statement
that " proftssors are beginning to feel unwilling
to sell men and women." I ascertained that it is
so indeed; and that this sensitiveness is on the in
crease. Four years ago, it did not seem amiss (in
the view of the brethren with whom I communed)
either to buy or to sell. I look at the present state
of affairs with more than astonishment ! Iain as
tonished, (not because I did not expect that dis
cussion would be certain victory ; but) that debate,
so seldom and so faint, should have a result so
speedily! Discussion has been suppressed : but
even a little agitation has had an effect, blessed
promising oh, how promising ! ! ! What will
the next four years accomplish ! The black veil
cannot be held between them and the sun always !
It is beginning to rot into holes already.
Dear brother, I write you this short, hasty, and
imperfect sheet, wishing to make one request of
many brethren who read your paper, or who live
near to those who do. I make this one request,
because I feel compelled to do fo. I make it of
those with whom I do hope to sing'alout Calvary
thousands of years from now! May I not ex
plain what that favor is, and why I feel so sore
ly urged to ask it ?
I was kitting on a log, under a quiet oak, by the
side of one who is well informed, well educated,
(and still better) well filled with principles of truth
and of integrity ! When I asked him what impres
sion the views of the brethren of the East (who
differ with the abolitionists,) has upon those who
practice slavery his answer was, ' O, our slave-
holding brethren here, think that they have their
countenance"! .' ! 0, dear fellow professor, I
know that you will confess that whatever it is
which receives most constantly, most zealously,
and most urgently our reproof, our admonition,
and our deplorable entreaties, has the least of
our countenance." That which we talk most
against has the least of our countenanc?. Those
to whom I try to preach, think that you have nev
er (by letter, or in any other way) called to them :
that you have never anectionately entreated them
to turn against oppression ! It is thought that you
reprove abolitionists, refuse them your pulpits, and
speak and write against them. Oh that slavehol
ders might either feel or fancy your opposition !
0, dear fellow professing immortal, when I try to
preach at the hre-side of the master and mistress
the obstacle which seems to me the most insur
mountable, is, tchen thev believe that they have
" your countenance." They say that vour ju Jg
ment is impartial, because vou own no slaves .' O.
dear friends, dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
the lavor 1 have to ask rs that you will try and
tell them that slavery has not vour countenance.
have nothing to request, as to the way in winch
this might be done. (I know that you could do
it an nunareu fold more plainly, allectionately, and
ably, than some have done, who were neverthe
less successful.) My request is nothing more than
the simple favor, that you will inform them, how
little slavery has vour countenance. Oh, dear
friends, I do believe that the effect would be won
derful, surpassing vour highest expectations, a
thousand fold. May we act speedily whilst we
have time to act. D. N.
We suppose every body knows who D. N. is ;
and will understand that his labors and influence
extend far into the taboo region.
Thread do. do.
received at
Sept. 27.
and Insertion, Cambric do. do
Plain and fig'd Swiss Muslins just
JEWETT, HOWES & CO S.
3!):3wi
ERINOS, cheaper than ever, mav he found at
JEWETT, HOWES & CO'S.
Sept. 27. S9:3wie
ADVERTISEMENT.
fN consequence of the ill health of the junior partner,
and his wish to retire from the printing bnsiness, the
partnership heretofore existing under the firm of Allen If
Poland, is this dav dissolved bv mutual consent.
E. A. ALLEN.
JOSEPH POLAND.
Sept, 20th, 1839
riTIHE business heretofore carried on by Allen & Po"
Ju. land, will hereafter be conducted by the undersigned,
who will settlo all accounts, pro and con.
E. A. ALLEN.
Sept. 20th, 1S39.
WAITED
f IMMEDIATELY, s an apprentice to the Printing Busi
ness, a smart, active, intelligent and respectable lad
from 15 to 17 years of age, at this office. None other
need apply.
Sept. 21st 1839.
BROADCLOTHS, CASSIMERES & VEST
INGS!!! II. R. RIKEIl,
( Slate street, opposite the Bank)
MAS received from New York, a prime assortment o
Broad Cloths, Cassimeres and Vestings, of supe
rior qality and texture, which he offers to his customers
and the public generally, on the most accommodating terms
Gentlemen wishing for clothing are requested to call and
examinehis stock of Cloths. Garments made up in tho
latest mode of Fashions. Black satin stocks, shirt bosoms
Collars .Rubber Pantaloon Straps, Tailors Inch Measures,
Drilled Eyed Needles, &c, for sale cheap for Cash.
Cutting done for others to make at short notice, and
warranted to fit. 19:tf
UORSE FOK
Inquire of
Aug. 20.
SALE.
C. L. KNAPP.
IVetv Arrangement!
flJIIE Subscriber having taken as partner his son, WIL
-EL LIAM P. BADGER, in the business heretofore con
ducted by himself, the business will hereafter be done un
der the firm of J. E. BADGER & SON.
J. E. BADGER.
Montpelier, Feb. 7, 1S39. 6:tf
HAT, CAP AND FUR STORE,
STATE St., MONTPELIER, Vt.
5
Dealers in
ATS, CAPS, STOCKS, FURS, SUSPENDERS,
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 same.
N. B. Merchants supplied with Hats of all kinds at city
wholesale prices.
February 7, 1S39. . :tr
The principle, certainly, of restorimr thinsrs to
the state in which they stood, when the American
interference commenced, never can justify the de
livery of the Africans to the Spanish claimants.
The hearing before the District Court willcome
on in November.
From the Boston courier,
If the slaves recently brought into New London
in tne Cuba achooner had been Lnghnhmen in
stead of Africans, and the master were an Alger
ine, instead of a Spaniard, how much would the
public press echo with their praise ! Sunnose
they had risen upon their oppressor, on their way
from one Moorish port to another, had spilled his
blood to gain their freedom, and then steered for
a free country. They would have been publicly
justified, if net hailed as heroes. Now they are
arrested as pirates. They will undoubtedly be
sent back to the tender mercies of their Algiers,
and hanged 83 felons, for doing what nearly every
man among us leel it praisworthey to, were their
case his own. 1 hey are ignorant and degraded,
doubtless, but this gives them a stronger claim to
our pity. Yet not a voice of sympathy is raised
for them m this nation born in Revolution, and
whose foundation principle is the right of resisting
tyranny unto blood.
It is painful to look at this transaction impar
tially, and to consider the agency which our pub-
BRIGHTON MARKET.
Reported for the Yankee Farmer.
Monday, Sept. 23, 1839.
At market 825 BeefCattle, 950 Stores, 38 yoke Work
ing Oxen, 1$ Cows and Calves, 2950 Sheep and Lambs,
680 owine.
Prices. Beef Still on the decline. First quality
was sold at $7,50 to fl7,75. Poorer quality sales very
slow.
Stores Sales were not very brisk prices varied n
very little from last week.
Working Oxen We notice sales at $75, 80, 90, 95,
100, 110 and 115.
Cows and Caloes $28 30 S32 85 $38
and 40.
Sheep and Lambs Qualities rather poor. Sales va
ried but a very little from last week.
Swine At retail, from 6 to 8: wholesale 5 1-2 for Sows
6 1-2 for Barrows. Old Hoes wore retailed from 6 to 7.
Notice.
rSRHOSE indebted to J. E. BADGER, by note or account.
-EL of over six months standing, are requested to call and
adjust the same immediately. J. B. BADGER.
February 7, 1839. 6:tf
AT THE CASH STORE OF
STORRS
"HX'ST received from Boston and New York, an EXTEN
l SIVE STOCK OF GOODS, among which may b.
found :
From 6 to 7,000 yds. PRINTS, from 6d to 3 6 per
yd. From 40 lo 50 pieces plain and lig'd dicss SILK3
all shades.
&. CACsnvecars.
15,50. fibhons, Laces,
DEATHS.
BSIOADCX.OTIIS
BONNETTS, from 20 cts. to
Linens, Muslin de Lains, Printed Lawns and Muslins. Ar
tificial Flowers, Fancy Hdks., Shawls, Flannel Binding,
Gloves, Oiled Silks, Neck Stocks.
4, GOO yds. Sheetings, from 10 1-4 to If cts.
1,400 Shirtings, from 7 to 10 cts.
Ticliine, Cotton Yarn, Wickin, Batting, &c.
LOOKING GLASSES, CHJNA TEA WARE
with Plates to match.
Anvills, Vices, Mill Saws, and Hurd Ware in general
Nails and Glass, Paints and Oils, Iron Axles, with pipe
Boxes fitted. tCjf"A Large and more general assortment
of all kinds of IRON and STEEL, and at lower prices than
has been sold before, will be received in a few days.
We invite our friends and the public to examine our
stock and prices.
fCJ" We are on the principle of ai,vi.r. advance for
cash, or short credit.
WABTSn-1,000 yds. TOW CLOTH, DRIED
APPLE, BUTTEi?, CHEESE and GRAIN OF ALL
KIJYDS.
May 15th, 1839. 20:4m
In this village, Sept. 24th, Charles R. Cleaves, Esq.,
aged 42.
In Williamstown, Sept. 14th, Judith, wife of Mr. John
Kood. aged 09.
In Hampton, N.Y. July 1st, Damson Uuggles, 11.
In westford, Sept. 10th, Moses Ruggles, OS.
In Wesminefer, Vt., Sept. 12th,'Elisha Hitchcook, aged
86. After a short illness of fourdavs.
FALL & WINTER GOODS.
BALDWIN & SCOTT, have received a large supply
of GOODS, suited to the present and approachini
seasons, and ofl'er them for sale on the most favorable
terms. Their friends and the publio generally arc invited
to call and examine their'gooda and prices.
Dlonlpelier, Sept. 20, 1831). 3!):tr
EW CJ040S! CBIKAP OOOS!I
LANGB0K& WRIGHT
AVE this dav received, nt their Cosh Store, a large
amount of FKESH GOODS, from New York and
Boston, comprising a very general assortment Which they
have recently purchased with cash, and which they offer
at prices which cannot fail to please. They respectfully
solicit the patronage of their friends and the public gener
ally. f CP N. B. L. & W. will soon remove their C;ish Stort
to the large white Store one door North of the old Langdna
Store, on Main at., where goods will be sold cheap for
promp; pay. Call and tee.
Montpelier, May 1, 183D. IS tf
THE CASH
STORE
T.
IS
r ANGDON & WRIGHT have removed their CASH
-i STORE to the large While Building, one door north
of the Landon Store, on Main street where they have on
hand, and are daily receiving, a great variety of Desirable
GOODS, which they offer for sale at gfeat bargains. Call,
and see.
Montpelier, May 16, 1839. 20:tf
JEWETT, HOWES & CO. are now opening
assortment of GOODS, adapted to the season.
large
Sept. 27, 183!).
3!):3wis
ISIISKOAX.
FEW nieces of choice Bonnet Ribbons may be found
at JEWETT, HOWES & CO.'S
Sept. 27. , 39:8wi
Attention Artillery Companies
R. R, RIKER,
(State sreet, opposite the Bank,)
AS this day received from NEW-YORK. Serl.-i
L Broad Cloth, for Military Comnaniea' Uniforms. Ar.
lillery Buttons, Yellow Wrings for Snrgcants, Red CoeL
feathers, Red Pompoms,' Red 12 inch Vulture Plumes, "
Yellow Lace, Yellow Epauletts, Red Sashes &c. for aaU
cheap for cash.
30 doi. Infantry Hat Plates, White CocV feathers, Whita
Wings for Sargeants, 12' inch White Vulture Flumes,
Swords and Belts, Flat Eagle Buttons, Wes, EpauletU,
&c. for sale cheap for rash.
' Montpelier, June 10, 18S9 - g:tf

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