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been ir.adoupou ihepreaent establishinenl
of the regulor troops wholly filled up, gir
Ing a totat forco of 10,998, exchioive of
otilistcd tncn of oriiinaticc; upoa tou addi
(ional regiments lo bo raised 10 sorvo to
tho cnd of thc war, which will amount to
9,UaO; nnd upon u contingent forco of tcn
tbnusand voluuteers, tn bo ofgnnizcd un
dov cxistiug laws, nnd callcd mto tho sor
vicc if ncedcd.
l'lie Sccretary cnimnciul in c.xaltcd
lcrms the scrviccs of tho voluuteers, but
thinks a rrgular forco ii to bo proferred
iu ilio prosccution ol a war, in n ioroign
country, cspocinlly 011 tho score of ccone
my. Tho officicncy of ilic rogular troops in
tho fieltl Ims bcon imich impairod for thc
wnnt of ofliccr, cspccially rcgimcntal ficld
Congrcss is thcrforc askcd to romedy
thc cvil.
It ia recommedcd tlint cnurts-martial,
or aomo miUtary tribunal bo eslablished
for thc putiishinent of oft'enders in thc ar
my, who cnnnnt be roachcd by tho provis
ion of oxisting laws.
Tho rannitidcr of the dociiment ii
tnostlv dovotcd to considerutions and sug
rcslions iu resnrd to the vnrious burcaus
r.nnni'ntcd willi the war dcnarlineiit
6n thc wholc. this is a documcnl wliicli
cvinccs industry nnd ability on tho part ol
its anthor. and ri'flccts lionor unon the
Adininistrntion uiiti whom he is conncct
Tlm Itenort oftlio Po3t Mastcr Gcncr
al U a wcll writicn documeut, butour
lim!n will onlv nerinit us to civc an ab-
itr.ir.t nf itH contcnts.
The loss of rcvenue undcr tho new law
the first jear jvlicn comparcd with thc
niitiual avcrngo of thc nino preccding
ycnrs is S77,d25 30
Thc !o93 of rovemic tho first
ycar niuler tho new law ns
nnmrmrcd with tho nrcced-
ing is $802,021 b
Thisdiminuation nriacs principally from
tho loss on lclicr postago, tiiougii on m
considurablo portion of il is trnccd totlio
follmvins causes.
ViratExnrcsscs still continno to run
rccularly bctwcen lurge cilies, collecting
and transporting for pay a largo amouiil
of mailablc inattcr.
Secntid Advanlano is taken ol lliat
provision ofthe law which limits thc
woi"ht of a sinclo lcttcr to 1-2 an oncc,
to covcr the correspondoncc of third per
sotis; and oven packages of leitcrs ad
drcssed to difloreiit ludividunls are coi
(ip.tf.il tnirntliGr and nlaccd undcr a sinc'c
novcr and directed lo some third pcrson
for distribution, by wliich mcnnslOOlet
tcra thua cnvcloncd vtcighiri" 0 ouiiceb
arc chargcd undcr 300 iniles, 80 ccnts,
nnd over 300 miles iSl.GO, whcn tho De-
partment is entitlcd to rcccivo undcr thc
law 5 or 10 dollni'3 accordiug to thc di3t-
Third Advantnac is takcti of that pro
vision of thc law which authorizcs lcttcrs
in rclation to the camo to bc takcn ovei
inatl routcs free of postagc, to covcr cor
rcspondcnco in relation to other r.iattcrs.
A-rain Trausieut nowsnancrs, advcr
liscments, prinlcd or lithographed circul
urs. in urcat nuinhcrs, are addrtsscd to
postmastcrs and others, uot ordering them,
wliinh nrn nnt c:llod fo'. atld if callcd for.
rcfu: nracliccs to cvadc
These wf pSBn.wiili thc immcr.Be
hctwcen one a half and (wo millions iu
nutnbor, encumbertlic mails uiinccossarily,
and wilhout any profit to thc Departniont.
To renicdy theso cvils it is recomniend
cd that tho law bc so amcnded as lo make
thc single lcttcr wcigh one qnarter inslead
of the half ouncc, cxccpt in tho case ofa
leltcr wcighing lcss than half an ouncc,
n'ld wriltcn unon a sinclc shcel of naper.
That tho samc powcr bo givcn to thc
P. 0. Dcp t. lo prcvent a violntion of us
rcvenue laws, as is now givcn thc Sccre
tary of thc Treasury against smugglers.
That all loltcrs passing ovcr mait roules,
Thich relatc to liic cargo, be frce, when
they arc unscalcd, nnd subjccl to thc in
npcction ofthe P. O. agent, whcn fraud
is suspecled. And that llio poslagc on
ncwspapera bo so adjuslcd as to approach
more noarly thc cost of transportation and
dclivory, and bc mado morc equal and
just, as bctwcen thc publislicrs.
It is
aUo sii?gcsted as regards news-
papers, that tho ralcs of postage sliould
bc rcguldtcd accnrding to flio size or
ueicht ot thc papcr and thc distance to be
carricd, rescrv'uig thc light to thcm of
takiii!? thcir own pancrs ovor tnail roules
out of tho tnails.
Transicnt nowspapor?, or others than
tho publislicrs to thc subscribcrs, as they
arc usually senl in liou of letlcrs, sliould
be rated higher than other ncwspapers.
All printod nialter passing through thc
mtils sliould bc prepaid,aud all lctters prc
paid or ratcd with double postago.
Tho wholc rxpcndituro for
tho ycnr ending 30th Juno,
18-16, amouiitcd to 4,004,997,22
Thc incotnc for thc samo
trmo, including the poslngcs
paid by tho difTorcnt bran-
chos oftlio E.iecutivc
Govcrnrnent, amouiitcd 10 3,487,199,35
Lcaving adeficieiicy of
income of $597,097,87
There has becn a grcat saving in thc
novv mothod of lcttiug rnail contracts,
whilc at thc sainc limc llic dcpartmont
has, in (hc new contracts, incrcased the
frequency and dcspatch of tho mails,
Ncar onc-third oftlio oflicos in the U.
S. havo becn voluntarily vacatcd sincc
the passagc ofthe act of3d March, 1815.
This is in a grcnt dcjjrco attribtiled to
thc incrcased labor in thc oillcoa and tho
dimitmhcd compcnsatiou to postmastcrs,
produced by it.
The- omission oi tho act of 1045 to pro
vido incrcased componsation proporlion
cd to tho increasod laborn, has deprivcd
tho department oftlio Bervico of many of
its most cfficicnt officers, nnd still provcnt
iu marfy cascs, individuals qualifiod for
tho dischargo of theso duties, from ac
ccpling thcm.
For roasons giveti al lcnglh tho P. M.
flencral has doolitted'HBtablishing an c
press linc which has bficn po anxiously
sought by n portion of the citizona of New
Tho controctora for tho trnnspnrtation
of tho mnlls betweeu New York and Hrc-
mon by ocean Btcnmers, uro rnpidly pro-
croasinc willi thc coiislruction ol tuo lirat
vesacl, and hnt little doubt is cntcrtaincd
thut tho sorvico will bo commcnccd early
in the spring,
In regard to tho I elegrnpb, it is said,
tho ovils wliicli thc community may sufl'er
or the bciiefits wliich individuals inay
derivo from tho possession of snch an iu-
strument uuuYr the control of privato as
sociatjons, or incorporated compunies uot
conlrolled hc law, caniiot bo ovcrestiniat
cd, and ttnlcss tho gnvcrnmout Ims the
fexclnsivc right to thc discovory, thc grcal
ohjccts of the Departmcnt will bo supor
ccdcd and fnistratcd. It is thereforc tho
scltlod conviction of thc P. M. Goneral,
that thc public iuterust an v u 1 1 ns tho
snfcly of the citizen requros that the Gov
crnincnt sliould got the oxclusivo control
ol it by purchnao, or that ils nsc Hhould bc
subjocted In tho icstraint of Inw.
TllimSDAY, 1)I3C. 31, 1840.
Eleclion olhof Jaiiuiiry.
roLrnco-iicLioious nkws I'ai'f.rs, &
Tlli: FF.DERAI. CLKRfji .
Much Ims becn cuiil, nnd jutly too, in conJcm
ulion (if llio flond of fictitious publicntioni, willi
wliich for a fuw ycar past, tlio Amoiican publie
has Ijcoii dclujccl. 'I'lio dclitcrious influcnco of
lliij spccics of lilcraturu li:is liccn ably poilrtiycd,
and dccidcdly cotidcinncd, in rcfcrcnnc to ils vili
nting and iminoral cflcct upon tho niinda of Aincr
icar. joutli, and ilirongli thoin upon tho civil aud
pulilical instituiions of our country.
But grcat ns llio cvil to bo npprclioudcd from
lliis sourco, it Blirinki into compar.itivu notliing
ncs?, wlicn llio infl'jcncc otpolitical Clcrgymcn,
and politico rcligious ncietpajiers, arc takcn in-
lo vimv. Oflhia class of sclfstjlcd clorgymca wo
liavo lieretofuro briefl cpokcn and wo purposo
now to nolico ono oflhcir org.ms.tnoro narticular
ly. Wc li.'ivc bcon iiifoniicd, on wliat wo cousidcr
lo bo the bcU of aulhotity, lliat theso Tcdcral
I'ricsU, llirough thcir ctmvcntions, asiociations,
corrcspondcnco, or ollitr incdium.havo ugrced up
on an organi.cd opposition to tho adiiiinistralion
and to tho War, an was tho caso willi llii-i samc
class of m tn during Mr MadUun'i! adiiiinistralion
Wo wcro 6atisficd of llio truth of this, whon wo
hcard ofllm trcasonablo languago mado uso ofby
llio pliallow-palcd fellow at Norwich on the
Sabbath next succccding our annual Thanks
giving, bul tho coiniction was moro strongly forc
cd upon us on peruaing tlio following from tho
"Dollar Ncwspapcr," ancutral slicct prinfcd in
I'hiladclphia, unddr dato of Dec. 23d:
When clcrgymcn enter the ficld of phi
losophical politics, to show that frce gov
crurnciit is a uivino oruiiianco lor mam-
taining God's moral governmcnt ol men
and lliat freo-govrrnmcnt, rightcously ad
ministercd, is thc cxtcntiun of Christiani
tv from individual sclf-governtneiit to thc
sovcrnmcni of incn in socicty, they not
only dischargo a vcry importanl duty of
thcir vocation. h.nt i-prular tf.irmtiiKfm1
But when they enlcr thc battlo ground of
partisan politics, and convcrt thcir pulpits
into stumps lor sorvingtlie local anu tcrn
porary intcrostsof factions, they not only
prostituto thcir profession, but make
Ihcmsclves instrumenls of slandcrs and
lics, and foment envy, hatrcd and malice,
and all uncharitahlencss, and sometiincs
treason, privy conspiracy and rebelion.
In thc partisan conflicls that succccdcd
tho rolircmcut of Washington from the
Presidency, a portion ofthe clcrgy, espoc
ially in New England and New York.thus
prostitutcd their pulpils to factious purpos
es; and making Mr .leflorson, then thc
lcader of thc "Rcpuhlican" party, the ob
ject of thcir cspccial hostility, they nssail
ed him with cvcry irniiginablo slander.
They sparcd neithcr his public or private
life, his ofiicial administration nor his fire
side. Iitit limc has rcndcrcd justicc to
both parlies. Tho illustrious uuthor of
ihe Dcclaralion of Indepcudencc, and of
the anncxationofLouisanna, stands vindi
catcd, as a hold philantliropiet, a purc
patriot, a sagacious statcsnian, an accom
plishcd scholar, a scicntific inquirer, a
just and benevolcnt man; and his clcrical
rcvilcra stand bcsido him, whon rcmem
hercd at nll, as ignorant, narrow niinded.
malignant fomcntcrs ofthe cvil passionsof
thc uay.
So dccieivc has hccn thc judgcmcnt of
liie prescnt genoration bctwcen Alr. JefT
crson nnd his rcvilers, as to furnish a
powciful rcslraint upon tho most of thosc
who, at thc prcsent day, might bo dispos
cd to follow thcir pitiful cxamplc. Bul
thc rcstraiut is not completo. Occasion
ally ouo can hc Ibiiiul, bold cnough in llic
plentitudo of hi.-i ignoranco, or of his reli
ancc upon thc ignorance of his licarcrs.to
ruvivc talcs which thc ciilightcuud and
lionest poor long sinci) rcpudiiilcd, or to
invenl talcs ofsimilar cht.racler. Of this
a case is rccorded in tho New York
Glohc of Saturday, iu a scrmon prcached
iu ono ol thc New York pulpitson tho rc
ccnt Thanksgiving Day. In this scrmon,
tlio rcvcrend deniagoguc, for a clcrgyman
who can say suclf things in hispulpit, cs
pccially on a day ol nalional gratitudo for
the inercies nnd bounties of Providcnco,
richly dcservc.i tho cpithct, after saying
what oveiy cnlighlened iniird now indi
calcs, that, this country was oncc in dan
gcr from iho infidelity ofthe French Rcv
olution, nnd aftor fuhely imputing lo Mr
JelTorson tho principle ngency in "dissem
inaling the polson," chargcd that illuslri
ous man with having mado tho following
rcmark: "in fifty ycars Christinnity will
bc defuiict, oiid: tho fiiblo unknown in
this country .exccpt as a curious old book.'
Ilc said that this rcmark had never becn
publhhcd, but wns known to bc authentic.
as this rcninrlc, imputru to ftlr Joilerson,
was nevor heforo publishcd, and' is now
first published in tho Rovcrond Gcntlc
maii's Bormon, upon whosc nuthority does
it rcst? II is own! Wc prnnounco it a
Biandcroiifl fabricalion, and dcfy him to
provc il; and wo givohim tho altornative
of producing authentic cvidenco, orof
standing boforo tho worldasa convictod
slandorerof tho illustrious dead, a violator
ofthe grnve that conlaina tho mortal rc
mains of tho author of tho Dcclaralion of
ludopondonco, und a prostitutor of llio
pnlpit to tho runcors of faction. Ycsl
Wo, the "Ncwr pnpcr", who fenl supenor
to tho tcmporary intcrests of partie's, but
who do nckuowlcdgc Eomo iiitcrcst in thc
chnracter and prosperity ofthe country,
and in thc rcputnlion oftlio grcat and
good men who rcscucd its libcrtics, we.thc
Ncwspacr boforo tho wholo Union, tho
wholo civilizcd world, lo whorn our na-
tionai cnaractcr is not inuitlcrent, pro-
nouncc this clmrge a slander, atiddefy thc
rcvercnd deinagoguo to provo it. Ilad
MrJelTcrson, who totally rctircd from
ioIiiIcs in 1803, and died I82G,madc such
reniarks, it ncvor wotild havo Ca'caped the
lynx eyes and eaglo scent andtigercars
continunlly sceking means of his condcm-
natiou, and Bluinbcring ttll draggud to
light in tho pulpit, bv a clerical pander to
parly facliou in 1840. Tho talo is fabri-
catcd, and is worthy of ils source. Whcn
will inordinatc passion lor notonety coase
to cxhibit tho vanity ol tlio coxcoinb anu
the malignity oftho partisan, in places
whcro such cxhibitions nro scandalous
Oftlio samo spirit ir tho "Vcrmonl Clironiclo,
a politico-religious papcr, and tho organ, in tliis
Statc, of theso Itovcrcnd Tories, who aro thus,
from weol, lo wcck polluting tho Bacicd dcslc,
nnd pouring out thcir vinls of Cederalism upoa tbcir
Tho leading odilorial in th Chroniclo of Dec
9, is rcploto witli iho old fcdcral nnti.war vcnoin
of 1812. Tliis anli-war, orrathor anti-Amcrican
articlc, complains that sonio of tho whigs, who
wcro opposed to llio prcsent war, did, "with the
ncxt breath perhapj, Icst they sliould bo mado the
obiccts of poliiical dcrision, givo tlicir voto to fur
nish mcans to carrv il on." Thus llio cditorwould
malio cvery moinbcr ofn's party, Dunicl Jf'fb
sler Fedcrulists, who would withliold supplics
from our army, nnd rcfuso nppropriations, "al
though llio cnemy werc thundcriug at tlio gatca of
tho Unpitol," and thua assiit hia tory fricnd at
Norwich in praying down tho judgmcnts of ilcav
on "lo dcfent our army."
Tliis samc editorial cndorses tho dnclrino oftlio
"pcaco parly" (anothnr namo for federal) wliicli
ho publisliM in tho samo papcr, nud which, nficr
charging, (in a mcan nnd sncaking manncr) llio
cause and rcsponsibility oftlio war upon our own
Govcrnrnent iilh tho most sha.nclcss elTront
ory,a)fl,".c ourrulcrs recall our troops forth
wilh, from thc acknowlcdscd lerritoty of Mcxi
co, ivilhin Ihe unqxicslionablc limih of Tcxas."
Fino federal ntatcsmanship. liut wo tliinlt tho arti
clo fthould havo gono furlher, and urgcd iho samo
reason in f.ivor of Mcxico that tho pious fcdcral
lorifs did in tlio last war in favor of Fngland, to
wit: that tho is ho")uhvarl of our Religion.'
It thould bo I;cpl in minii that tho Vermont
Chroniclo, altliough professcdhj n rcligious paper
ii thc inoft virulent parlyjioliUcal thcet in the
Slate, and moro rcploto with iho spirit of fcdcral
hm of 1812 and iho Toiyism of 1770 than any
papcr iu tho stato, willi tho cxccption pcrhaps of
Wullon's Wutchman. It is frcsh in our inind that
in 1810 this samo Itcligious Chroniclc, dcvoted
a largo spaco in its colomns to tho doings of
Charla J'aine's Log Cabin Convention at
IIuhmngton, with ns much apparent salisfic
lion, ns a conscicid'oiiJ chriili.in would record 'n
rcvival ofrcligion,nnd tlio convcrsion of souls. Wo
hinl at lliosc ihingi for tho purposo or putling cvcry
truo DcmocratjCvery fricnd to his country upnn his
(.3 (ri.. .
coluinns of lliat hypocritical licct,lcst thcir minds
sliould bccnmo i'nbucd willi its tory'um. M,
Wc havo just lcarned of auothcr clcr
gyman in an adjoining town who has hcen
regalling his hearcrs with thc old federal
stories ofthe unjust and wicked war, for a
few Sundays past. Thc gcntleman will
gct a dose that will sound louder than
thc ginglc of dollars in his wallct, if hc
does'nt hold up. Such hypocrites aro a
disgraco to ihe world a cursc lo religion
and a nuisanceto thc community in which
they "rcsidc.
Wo have rcfercnco, by tho abovc, to
tho Rcv. Ncwell of Pomfret. Hc
said in his diacoursc lliat thc prescnt war
with Mcxico, was the least callcd for, of
any war thut over existed. So we wcre
informed if wrontr, wc shall bc clad to
It is with feclings of the decpcst pleas-
ure, that wc lcarn that tho Trustces of
this Institution havc purchascd thc build
iiiss, and lands, which were ercctod some
years sinco for Capl. Aldcn Partridgc,
nnd which werc occupied by him for his
Mililarv Acadcmy, and rcccntlv for thc
militnry scliool hc hns becn tcaching iu
that villngo.
Tho Buildings and grotinds we undcr
stand, arc to undcrgo material alterations
and rcpair3, as soon as tho corporation
arc in possession of suiiablc mcans for
that ptirpose, which whcn completed will
prescnt one of tho mostbeautiful localioiiB
in New England.
Having overcomc thc prcjudices ofthe
old Institution, and opposition of Cnptain
Partridgc, wctrust thc University will now
rcceive; ns it dcseres, tho support and ns
sislnncc, ofthe libcral fricnds of cducntion
not only in this state, but throughout New
England. Within the last thrce years its
numbers havo becn steadily incroasing, n
Library of belwcen 700 and 1000 volumcs
has hccn collectcd, and a Cahinct of
scroral thousands of the most bcnutiful
Geological nnd iMincralogical spccimcns.
Wc vcry cordinlly rscomtncnd lo tho
public patronage of tho community this
dcservedly popular Institution, and espec-
ially to nll the youth oftho country, who
wish to rcccivo n truly uscfuf and practi-
cal education, which shall emiuently qual-
ify thcm lo dischargo thc duties of Ameri-
can citiz'ons.
Tho Vl. Journal, hogining to fcefn lit-
tlo ashamod ofitsclf, has published the
Mcssagc at last. Botter repcnt of your
sins'latc tha,n never
Chtlsia, Vt.H Dec. 24, 1846,
Mn. EniTon: This torm ofthe county
cotirt has becn ono that will long bo rc-
tncmbcrcd by tlio good cilizens of tho
county: I wo vcry cxtraordiuary tndivid-
tinls, havo visitcd the placo during thc
tcrm, Doct. Powcrs from yourplnce, nnd
Doct. Cobb from Burlington, both great
men. Doctor Powcrs lccturcd nt tho
congrcgational church, Mondny ovening,
on tho subiect of tcmnerance. Doctor
Cobb locturcd at thc Cotirt Iiouso, on
lis "markcd strap" and both gcntlemen
lad full hoiiscs, tho' l believo Dr. Cobb's
audienco was the most numcrous.
Dr. Cobb, ns you aro tindouhtedly a
ware, is an cmincnt litcrary gcnileman
loct laurcat oftho Univors'uy of Vermont,
and au older man than Dr. Powcrs. It is
no dispnragcmont lo Dr. Powcrs lo say
that Dr. Cobb drow tho fullest house.con
sidering tho age and grcat litcrary fame
ofthe lattor. Dr. Cobb's two lines on
your villagc arc sufiicient to immortalize
"In Woodstock is nSIedi'cal Collego,"
" Whero young do;tors go to incrcaso their knowl
cugo. "
I merclv civo thcm as a snccimen, to
show tho public uhni a transcendeni gcn
ius Dr. Powcrs had to compctc with, nud
lliat hccould not havo choscn a morc un
nronilious lime (o visit this placc, But
Dr. Cobb is as magnanimous as he is om
inent, his lincs on Dr. Powcrs aro worthy
of thcm both, nnd rcflect lionor alikc on
both. I givo but a portion.
"Of ioarning and scicncn ho wcll may biagg,
Willi oloqucnco ho ustonishcs crcation,
Il:s voico sliould bo loundod through tho nalion,
Then to IMc.vico ho ought lo bo scnt,
Whcro somo now orations ho would invcnt,
To r.liarm our armies, and frighten iho foo,
Havo a mighty iiiduenco whcrover tliey go.'
Dr. Powcrs' temperance oddress was
admired by all, and urihcsitatingly pro
"Such as nono hcard bcforo or will ngain
It wns somo hour or more long, and no
ono thcrc will soon forget it. Though
long, ho was not tcdious, hc posscsscs iu
a great degreo thc happy faculty of
" Fascinating old nnd young
lly tho musio of his tonguc.',
Poets havc sting of
"An enrlhly trinity which wcars iho siapo
Of hcavcn's, as man is mimick'd by thoape."
atid ifthe Rcv. Doctor Skceznx had been
hcro we sliould have realized it. Resplen
dcnt sight! Doctor Cobb, Doctor Pow
crs, Doctor Skeezux.differcnt in their agcs
and porsons, in mind
" they'ro nliko,
A common coin, as cver mint could Btrilic."
They arc all doing much to amcliorate the
condition of the f.illen rnce of Adam, for
which they will undouhtcdly havc their ro
ward. T nllnmlprl T)ivinr sprvicfi at tho melliO'
, aitcrnoon, and henrd
tho gospcl as dispenscd by thc Rcv. Mr.
Copeland, and some e.xcellent singing for
the country, Irom n fine nppearing choir,
espccially ihc femalc portion of it.
Thc good pcople of Chelsea arc bcgin
ing to fix up things; havo fcnccd the
commons, ala, Woodstock; and are about
building a new Court Iiouso, the town bc-
ing at ono half the expcnso, for which
they arc to havc a town hall, in thc base
ment story. The other half raised by a
county tax. There arc two Dngticrrian
Roorns in full blasi herc, one by Messrs.
Morgan &. Partridgc, from Stockbridge
and thc other by a Mr Howcs from Troy
N. Y.
But vcry little business bcfore thc court
Judgc Redfield gives good satisfaction,
and on tho whole is an ablc judge. No
state cascs of importance, and noattcmsits
to make troublc about "rtim selling" ns
thcrc is no grand iury. Mr Peck is herc
from Wnshington Co. Col. J. Kent, Jr,
Marshall, hasbcen here, l am informed
tho' I nid not havc iho plcasuro of seciug
him. 12x-Judge Ilcbard appears dejcctcd
on his linoaments is written, in langungc
soplain, that he who runs may rcad;
"When I camo hilher, I was lord liigh constnblo
And Dulto of Ilucltinglijm; now, poor Edward
I liavo touchcd tho highest point of all my great-
And that full mcridian of my glory,
I hasto now lo my Bctting. I shall fall,
Liko n 'big Muslu oom in thc moming,'
And no man see mo moro."
Thc truth is judgc Ilebard sliould not
have takcn llio office, nt the timo he did.
It was a great mistako, from the effecls of
which ho will not recovcr for along lime,
if he over does.
"Little wanton boys that swim on blad
ders," sliould not vcnture "far beyond
their dcpth." His lionor sccms to havc
but littlo business, nt thc bar, and somo of
that, in thc languago ofa fricnd, "would
disgrace, any mcmbcr of tho bar, but the
tulor of NcwollOrdway."
But I am liring you with my nonscnse,
so believo mo Yours, truly,
Owing to a largo amount ofjob work for
a fcw woeks past, we havc been compelled
to neglcct our paper aomcwhat. It will
bc brought out straight soon, if you will
gct us about 300 now subscribors.
Tho abslracts ol tho cabirict Ilcportsof
the Government havc nccessarily crowded
out considcrablc other mnttcr. Don't fail
to rcad them nll.
Fourlh Dxstrkt. Eleclion noxt
day. Don't forgct it, democrats,
Ma;. Kimball! -I pcrceivoby tho last
ntimbcr of your paper, that you havo in
serlcd an arliclo from "Hasltcll and Palm-
or," which common courtesy requiros mo
to notice through tho samo chatinol. I
am glad that you sot thcm a good cxamplc;
and desirc thoy may follow it, and inscrt
arlicles iu their papcr, undcr similar cir
cumstanccs. If thcro is one thing truly
dctcstablc it is thc praclic o of some editors
or Publislicrs, of allowing assaults to be
made upon individuals, and aomctimes
over Jictilious sigtiaturcs, and then refus-
ing tho assailed party an opportunily of j
making a dcfcncc, through tho samo publi
cnlion. It is plungitig a daggcr of mornl
assassintilion at tho hcarts oftho unsus-
iccting, and then, closing their lips, that
they may not doclaro thcir innocencc;nay,
worsc, it is holding back their hands, that
they may not bind up,and heal.the wounds
which have been inflicted by somo un
known villains, crawling about in the
SufTer meto assuro tho candid rcadcr of
ihe Ace, that, sincerely ns wo inay rcgret
the cvasions nnd sinuotis manncr, in
which "Haskcll Palmcr" havo m?t my
truthful and slrait-forward rcmarks con
ccrning their Urgistcr, wo ought togive
thcm full crcdit for usitig their ovn names;
for, cxccpting such editors and Publishers
a3 nbovo nlludcd to, tiicre is no human
bcing so much beiiealh all fcelings of res
poct, and so far wilhout the pale of com
mon charity, as tho man, who will com
poso nud ofTer for publication, articles of
a slandcrous characlcr, ovcr any olher
than his own undisguised signature.
But, bcfore 1 go farthcr, let mo cerlify
the rcadcr, that I am truly sorry that II.
& P. sliould havc takcn a coursc which
compels mc lo say.in dcfcncc, what will
not redotind to the crcdit of tho Registcr.
I prolest, in thc stroogest manncr, that in
my notice of it, (Age Dec. 17,) there
was nolhing to dclracl, in thc least, from
its rcal merits. No rcadcr, so far as I
can learn, so undcrslood it. liut, on tnc
other hand, I charitahly gave it more crcdit
than it deservcd, and this 1 cngage to
show, if IT. &, P. desirc it, by an appeal
to indisputablo fncts. So far from speak
ing sliglttltj cvcn, of thc Rcgisler, I said,
in so many words, thnt probubly there
wero nol more mislakts in it, than in other
annuah of tho kind; i. e. other Rcgistcrs.
I-Iencc, I insist, that H. P. had no
grouuds of complaint whalevcr. If any
body is wronged, it is thc publishcr ofthe
Registcr, which is lcss afilicted with er
rors, than ihe one nnmcd; (for nll of thcm
arc incorrecl in some degrce.) Hencc, if
IFdioii S" Sons sliould comc out upon me,
for having prcsumcd that thcir Registcr is
,11 full nf orrnri ni Ilaskell Et Pnluiei 's,
they would not be so much out ofthe wny.
I can only plcad in cxlcnuation, that I
hancd to thc sidc of charity.without me,n
ing any liarm to cither patty
But, I ask tho readcr to bcar mc wit
ncss that I did moro than the above, to
favor tho Registcr; for, having named a
few crrors, which niet my cyc, as I look a
momentary glance at it, dipping iu, herc
and (herc; crrors which arc so palpablc,
that no man can possibly gain-say my
statements; I again put in n qunlifying
clause, so as to prcvent nny possiblc mis
conslruction, and said, "such mistakes
nro of no grcat conscqucnce &c. though
the slatislics cannot be vcry corrcct." It
wns tho farthcst thing on carth from my
intcntion, to dcYogalc n parlicle from the
truc merits ofthe Registcr.
Now, how it sliould happen that n no
lico of this kind ; so plaiuly, so candidly,
so charitahly written, sliould havo dislurb
cd the vcry pcrsons who wcre most to be
bcnefilcd by it, will bc inconccivablc to
many rcadcrs. Why rail about mc?
Why not show that I have statcd snme
iintruth in thc case, or spokcn to iho dis
piragcment ofthe Registcr? Lct thcm
do that, and I will hold tnyself rfsponsiblc
to suffer nll tho pains and pcnalties of per
jury; or any other ovil, in this world or
thc ncxt, which strict justicc may award.
Ilaskell and Palmcr do not coniradlcl n
sentancc in my articlc. They hww btttcr
than lo do it. It is truo, to tho corc.
The difference betweeu us is this: I
stateycs; they publish cvasions of thoso
facts, and insinuntions, ns groundless, as
ihey of cotirso arc, bcnealh any thing but
a passing nolico.
Lcaving cach roader to judgo for him-
sclf, in rcgard to tlio tone and spirit of
tho arliclo bcfore us, I wish to ask, vcry
earncstly, whelher nny one can bo made
to hclicvc, that, if I had statcd what wns
not true, or what could hc plausibly con
tradictcd, Ilaskell and Pnlmer would not
havc scized upon it, hold it up in "nakcd
nnkedncss," nnd fastcned lipon rce, by
namo, such a "fnlso fnct?" Not one.
Hencc, ns they havo mado no such at
tempt, it jrocs to confirin thc universal
conviction, that I stated tho truth, so far
ns I wcnt; though tho tcnlh part was not
ttld. Lct us see what II. iy P. do say,
so far as it would acem to conflict with my
exposuro of crrors.
They admit that ccrtnin things aro truc
1 Prinlcrs aro liablo to mako mistakes.
Well, did I say they worc not? By no
mcans. 2 Pro. Haddock residcs at Hau
ovcr, and proachos at Norwich. Wcll,
docs that eonfliet with my atatamonts? J
Nol in tho loast. But why did not II.
- . . ... r
lional ministcr of Nonvicli, Profcsso
uiiti rn r i i ie nnmn a Aivt iinn 111 111
irortiami i a it nM-im n iit iii nmi
w . I
to inscrt tho name of a clcrgyman an
iiuimjui, ui ii. 11, ss u ruaiueiu oi iiui
...!.l. . I .1 r .i
iv ii.il uiiu uiiiiL iiiu iiuiiiu iji lllll vfrv iiiii
ri )iln rtl-rilnc otrtna iuhn nAlnnll., .....1
thcro; brcauso, forsooth, ho happens t
l. . tl C "... .1 1VT.... IT
uu ii iiui, ui iuu iiuuiviii uiNivi.uaiiv
.1.- .!!-! n.. i ...) i
iuu uiaiiiiguisuou j nsiuuiii wncrcoi, is
obnoxious, it would scom, to H. & P.
11 un iiii iuia i! 1 iiL,uiijaa iuauiL 111 j 11
r... : ii . .1
UU IUU Ulllliuui V.UIH.CI lllll 11115 UlllUI gCI
.1 ll.n t,l,,t,,1n MM,Anv,.l,. ll.n 4 1.
t eman ol cniial mcrit. iMtlier l'ro. 1
WUM 1111 I llUat:! V UVUl . UI IL IH tlll I!
i.. i f. .
ror. Tako eithcr horn oftho dilcmma.
ii . i - . f .11 i.i c. n ;
il..! -I.- -...I . n ii .i
. . I 1 o t
ivl' u m i i i ruiiKivni.1. tv. nnniirri
iu ministcrial rcsidcnccs, 'sinco the shec
n 1 - a
in iiw; liKir stp r wi'.rri Kirnn c nn .
tn inni ii injiv. s nin iii'rr s mr ri:ii ur
I.I I . 1 T .1 1
- j , 3- ,
. T . T 1 1 I .
m trtel nnic ntnrn l irinpiilrtnl l r tv
nrin(rd sincc llmt limc: and licnce. tl
iiifiir nrfmnnt ;iniinim iv.n ;i vi r iinii. inii
... r .
n i inca iviiri- irriin aHsiirii i-i iiiiph ii
JUMdk VlWltllllVII wiwuwii III n
rr . . . 1 1 . 1. . t j
not bc flijertnl) and pcrhaps somo, wlio
aii nnil tnnnn 1 11 tlin m ixn Tt ia nnn il
sign 01 a atate ltcgistcr, 10 gtvc me narn
1 -.11 :.. ...I,:
.v o
t I l . II .
n i . j 1 1 -
D J 1
do not prench regularly in the towns
. I . t (i. Illi .9 . 1 t
1 11 1 r risi iii'ti ri' "n n 1 1 m nii t 1 11 1 1
M'firi v n 11 nr nrnn i 1 innn; n 1 rin
j 1 a 1 ur. c . 1.
, - f
o the diflercnt porsuasions, whosc nam
1 t 1 1 . . ! 1 r.
, .
mn m 1 (i r,i tnn 111 iiu wiirii. HJivn m:
.1 . .!... 1
sionallj, if "at nll;" 113 for example, 1
Brovvn.'of Roxbury: 4E. J. BoarJma
Kanuolpli; sias. jjanviue, tyc. ao
I C" .1.-1 ,!. 11. !., ,1,,, 'I ol,
oninn ivitn nn m iirpnr.n -hl iiii. iniin
t.t. nfil.
back, as it justly sliould, upon those w
hurled it.
inr mn rrrnninm r.nsn rn ni . ih. li
, B - , ,
H. $ P. inlorm us, gravcly, that, "of t
iimiincii nrrnra w 1 1 1 r 1 1 1 1 1 i t i i
'IW ' -- --- - - -
. . .. ... i-t. .
T.r.., : n nn.l.l.i ,m " rlnllh n
iwisted. Men oftho lcarning and talci
. ... -j . ., j
i ifv r.nti ii nnri !i reai error. iiinu
IIUOU ' 1 1 1 w 1 1 - ' w..,, -'-,(
lulnoli nrn nn v ctinnnstl ll ini
That woiihl I'f Hencc, th
. ,1.. i .1 . T
inpv 1 1 ii ti nin riiin wiur.ii rnniiv .10 1
...1. li n .nnl I,. 0w.w.Wf V,,.. in .1.
I did not supposc any, but pointed
15 as palpablc urrors happen as tl
rntt7iiTnq wvpr ipnrn rnmni nii'ii 111 n i
Ilaskell anu l, tlianlt me lor "sm
rnmi-p " n i A enlinil i ftniilmnnnnn
! .1 . I 1 ' l
1 shall p.nmnlv u-Ilh tlin nnlitn rnnunat
Jf onnorlunitv (ners. T !rnst thrv will
11 j 1 " j
ciprocatc sumlar iavors. Wcll, to ma
short work of it, I will sclcct a town
wliich I am some ncquninted, a spc
.11 1 -I 111 1 Tl
mcn, snv 1 unuriunc. i iiis ivtcis
givcs tho nnmcs of fivc clcrgymen, 111 1
II 1-1...:.! rill.. ri'l TVTI
Dll ' J '
Nathan Moxlcy, 6." Now let us cou
.1 r i
auu scu 11 uu cuii iiiiu uiij' il-ui erro
1st. S. Rlnnp wont lmr.lt tn Mninn
yearor so sinco. -u. uco. naggci ni
. . i . i rn i i i . . .i
. rt 1 i TT .
hi ri'Niui'ii in i ui i ii r iu i, i- i iii'rii.iiis ii
mcan Hackct, who is dcad.) 3d.
Cally is there: 4th. Thomas Moxl
, rf f
removcd from town. Iiero nro 4 gn
11 t'.IIl. cJtll. IVilLIlilII lt 1 1 IX Ii: V' IIIDII 1 11 All
crrors to 1 fact. And then add.Gih. O.
Larale. Mclhodist. is omiltcd in the R
istcr. Now, I ask, whetlier I am to
1.1 .1 fr.H ..,. n .,nP ll.nt
listics arc not vcry corrccll Blust not i
ncii'hbors bc heartily nshamed of thc
seivos, ior naving wngeu war upon mc
. . i- t t , . y-. I 11
i t . . i
ti o
. . 1 ..1 I.I
mit: coninellinB me lo ninkc a disclosu
tcn times worsc for them than all I h
donc bcfore? If they still wnnt more
tho samo kind, they cnn hnvc it Uy t
bushe' To try to crcep out ot the co
cern, oy laying thc fnults at tkc door
thc Printcr, or.Town Clerks, is foolish
thc oxtrcmo. Tho Publishers arc
responsiblc to thc Public for llic accura
ofthe Registcr;. nnd so they undorstand
or why did "Ilnskcll &, Palmor" respo
to my oxposuro of ertors; for, I said no
ituiu uuuufc mj ui'iun !.(.( i, ii
.1 t- i ! 1 11' -.. (irM.I TVT!
tnn i ii iiiisiinrN.iim i iiiilui. ui u u ii
inim itnii in nin riin miiiuiiiix ii ir wr
. .1 T t
bc a gross imposition in thc Publishers
givo copy to the printers, which if follo
eu. wou u iruacui uu cu uioii s ns
i . j
nl nprnil nQ
givc him t h o most accurato co
and yet know thc rcal characlcr
tlie worlt as printcd, and suu scnu u io
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tion. Honce mv onmion nns occn, t

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