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% VIRCIMA ADVOCATE. __ _ “ EHHOR ceases to be DANGEROUS, when reason is left free to combat it. _ VOL n- CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY. JULY 17, is*a« _ _-_„_7 Nn. PCRMSIIED EVERY FRIDAY, BY F. CAlUt & CO. EDITORS AjYD PROPRIETORS, AT THREE DOLLARS PER ANNUM, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. MARTIJT A. DAIVSOJT t( CO. Printers. tt*T N<» subscription will be received for loss than twelve Months, or be discontinued, but at the (discretion of the Editors, until all nrrfcaia|>cs shall have been paid. TERMS OF ADVERTISING.—One square, or less— Three insertions 81—each continuance, aft cents—The number of insertions must he noted on the MS. nr tid - vertiseinents will be inserted, and charged according ly. Chancery orders, not exceeding two squares, will be published (or Five Dollars. -7*AII letters to the Editors imistbe post paid, or they will not he attended to CHARLOTTES VILE. WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 182». THE union; Correspondence between John Quinn/ Ad ams, Esquire, President of the United States, and Several Citizens of Massa chusetts, concerning the Charge of a De sign to Dissolve the Union allcdgcd to have existed in that State. [CONTI NUKD.] A weighty argument for limiting government to the simple and general legislation which we have now recommended, though not intimately conncctod with our main subject, deserves a brief notice. It is found'in the great and ^row ing extent of the count-/. The attention of Congress is already attracted and overwhelmed by the multiplicity of affairs, and every session is more and more in danger of neglecting its pro per objects, and doing nothing well. ’\Vo fear that the most pressing business is most fre quently postponed We refer to the claims of individuals on me government; and wo call these tho most pressing concerns, because the in <n wilO has been wronged by unanticipated operation of tho laws or of any public measures, has a right to immediate redress ; and beeauso delay of justice may be his ruin. Already we hear angry complaint and derision of the ineffi ciency of Congress, and tho evil will increase, until that body shall select from a bewildering crowd of applications, its appropriate objects, and shall confine itself to a legislation demand ed by the general voice, and by tho obviouj wants of the community. The principles of legislation now laid down, socin to have an important hearing on two great questions, which have already "* agitated the country, and which wo fear bode no good to the Union. 'Ve refer to the restrictive system and to internal improvement. The first, which pro poses to correct certain branches of domestic in dustry, soems to us singulaily wanting in that simplicity and impartiality, which asTwe iiave said, should characterize^ our legislation. It cannot be understood by the mass of the people, and it will certainly divide them. In the first place, tho restrictive system involves a consti tutional difficulty. We, of this region, indeed, generally concede to congress tho right of limit ing trade in general, or of annihilating paiticu lar branches of it, for tho encouragement of do mestic industry ; but the argument for a nar rower construction of the constitution is cer tainly specious, and certainly strong enough to give to those on whom a tariff may press heavily, the consciousness of being wronged. In the next place the general question of the expediency of restriction must be allowed by its advocates to be a difficult one. The growing light of the age, certainly seems to oppose it, and tho senti ments and reasons by which it is defended, even if founded in truth, arc yet so intricate and so open to objection, that vast numbers, even of the enlightened, cannot bo satisfied of their va lidity. Hut supposing restriction to be admitted the question as to its extent, as to the kinds of industry which shall be protected, as to the branches of trade which shall be sacrificed, this question is the most perplexing which can be offered to popular discussion, and cannot fail to awaken cupidity, jealousy and hatred. From the nature of the case, the protection must be unequally extend d, nor can any wisdom bal ance the loss to which tho different status will lie exposed. A restrictive tariff is necessarily a source of discord. To some portions of the country it must be an evil, nor will they sutler patiently. Disadvantages imposed by nature, communities will bear, but, not those which are brought on them by legislation. We have, in deed, various objections to the whole system of protection. We believe it to be deceptive throughout. We also oppose it, on the ground that our country in adopting it, abandons its true and honorable position. To this country, aoove nil others, belongs, as its primary duty and interest, the support of liberal principles. It has nothing in its institutions congenial with the maxim of barbarous ages, with the narrow, monopolizing, restrictive legislation of antiquat ed despotisms. Freedom, in all its forms, is our life, strength, and prosperity ; and every system at war with it, however speciously maintained, is a contradiction to our characters, and wanting ihannony with our spirit, must take something, diowever silently from the energy of the institu tions which hold us together. As citizens of the world, we grieve that this country should help to prolong prejudices, which even monar chy is out-growing; should, in imitation of med dling despotisms, undertake to direct the indus try and capital of the citizen, and especially should lose sight of that sublime object of phi lanthropy, the promotion of free unrestricted commerce through the world. As patriots, we grieve that a precedent has been afforded for a kind of legislation which, if persisted in, will al most cortairily loosen, nnd may rupture the Un ion. The principal excellence of the late tariff is, that is it so constructed as to please no one,that even its friends pronounce it an nbomintation; for by offending and injuring all, it excites less animosity in the principal sufferers. Tariffs ne ver will be impartial. They will always, in a groatcr or less uogree, be the results of selfish combi e...tiors of private and public men, through whicVfr majority will be secured to particular interests; and such is the blindness of avarice, that to grasp a short-lived partial good, the infi nite blessings of union will he hazarded, and may he thrown away. if v.e may he allowed a short digression, "Wo would say that we have no pattialily to ta riffs of any kind, not even those which arc laid on imports for flic purpose of raising reven ime. We suppose that they are ncccssaiy at present, especially where they have become the habit of the people, nnd we are not insensible to tho facility they nffird fhr collecting the rev enue. Hut we shonjd rejoice, if by some great im provement in finance, every custom-house could he shut from Maine to Louisiana. The intorests of human nature require that every fetter should be broken from the intercourse of nations, that the most distant countries should exchange all their products, whether of manual or intellectu al labor, as freely as the members of the samo community. An unrestricted commerce we re gard as tho most importmt means of diffusing through the world knowledge, arts, comforts’, civilization and liberty ; and to this great cause wo would have our country devoted. Wo will add that wo attach no importance to what is deemed the chief benefit of luriffs, that they save the necessity *»f taxation, and draw from a peo plo a large revenuo without their knowledge. In the first place, a largo revenue is no blessing, A revenue, rigorously proportioned to the wonts of a people, is as much as can bo .rusted safely to men in power. The only valid argument a gainsl substituting direct for indirect taxation, is tho difficulty of ascertaining with precision the property oflho citizen. Happy would it be tor us, could tariffs be done away, for with the n would be abolished fmitful causes of nation il jealousies, of war, of perjury, of smuggling, of innumerable Hands and crimes, and of "liarrass i:ig restraints on that commerce which should be free as the winds. Wc consider many eftlio remarks made in re ference 10 tariffs as applicable to intcriinl im provements. These also involve a constitution al question of no small difficulty and it seems impossible that they should be prosecuted with any degreo of impartiality. We will not say, that an extensive system of internal improve ments, comprehending and connecting the whole country, and promising great, manifest, and uni versal good may not ho framed. Hut let Con gress propose narrow, local.improvements, and wo need no prophet to foretell tho endless and ever multiplying intrigues, the selfish combina tions. the jealousies, and discontents which will follow by a necessity as sure as the laws of na ture. Irresistible tonipl itinn will be offeicd to unprincipled bargains between states and legis lators, and the treasury, sending out partial streams, will become a fountain of bitterness and discord . kd bo said, that most of tho proposed j improvements are designed to promote inter- ( course, anil that thus they favour what \vc con ceive to be the groat cud of government by binding us togelhor. Wo ainswoi that the Gen eral Government already promotes iuterc >urse incomparably more than all other causes com bined, and wo are unwilling to put to hazard this actual beneficent influence by striving to extend it. Government already does more for this object than all the canals, rail-roads and o ther internal -nproyemeufs which human in gonuty can devise, and this it does hy that ne gative influence, which, as we have often said, is its chict iuuction. This it does by making ing us one people, by preserving us from hew ing broken into different communities, by pre venting those obstructions from a free ’inter change of commodities, which, in case of disun ion, would at once rise up between us ; by pre serving us from national rivalries, from the war of tariffs, and from open and runinous hostility. We grant that cases may occur in which na tional advantage may he lost, or ufcful objects delayed, for want of positive interference of go vernment in tho work of internal improvement. But the wisdom of nations, like that of individu uals, consists very much ill a willingness to fore go near anil inferior beueliis for permanent se curity. We have however little apprehension of much injury resulting from the forbearance ol government in this particular. Let Congress Hold us together, and keep us in peace, and the spirit of the people will not slumber It will pour itself forth through our state governments, through corporations, and through individual enterprise; and who that observes what it alrendy has done can sec limits to its efficiency ? Since the adoption of tho Federal .Constitution, no thing has contributed so much to extend inter course through the states, as the invention of steamboats. No legislation, and no possible di rection of tile revenue to interna! improvements, could base effected so much as the steam en gine .and this was contrived, perfected, and applied to navigation by the genius and wealth of individuals. Next to this agent, the most important service to internal communication has been rendered by the New York canal*, and this was the work of the slate. With such exam ples, we need not fear, that our progress will be arrested by the confinement of the General Government to general objects. We' are not sure, that were every objection which we have stated removed, we should be anxious to interest our national legislature in public improvements. As a people, we want no new excitement.— Our danger is from over-action, from impatient or selfish enterprise, from feverish energy, from too rapid growth, rather tliau from stagnation and lethargy. A calm, sober, steady govern ment is what we chiefly need.—May it be kept from the bands of theorists and sncculutcrs. VYc have not yet exhausted the question, how government may best strengthen and perpetu ate our Union. There is one of its establish ments, which, in this point of view, we highly value, and which w’e fear is not sufficiently priz ed for tlie highest benefits which it confers. We re ter to the Post Office. The facilities winch tins institution affords to the government fb communication with all parts of the country, arc probably regarded by too many .as the most im portanl national service which it renders. Utit it does incomparably more for us as a communi ty- It does much towards making us one, by admitting free communication between distant parts ot tlic country, which no other channel of intercourse could bring together. It binds the whole country in a chain of sympathies, und makes it in truth one great neighborhood. It promotes a kind ot society between the sea shore and the mountains. It perpetuates friendship between tnose who are never to meet again. It binds the lamily in the new settlement and half cleared forest to the cultivated spot from which it emigrated. It facilitates beyond calculation, commercial connexions, and the interchange of products. On this account, wo always grieve to sec a statement ot the revenue accruing to gov ernment from the Post Office. It ought not to yield a cent to the treasury. It should simply support itself. —Such importance do we artacli to the freest communication between all parts of the country, so much do we desire that the poor, as well ns the rich, may enjoy the means of in tercourse, that we would sooner have the Post • Mhce a tax on the revenue, than ono ofits sour ces. Wp pass to another method l»y which the gov ernment into strengthen tho Union. We know not a more important one. It i», to give dignity and independence to the National Judiciary. - lait Congrecs feel, lot the people feel, that to this department of the security of the Union is espe cially committed, that it is the great preservative power among our institutions, and that its sanc tity canpot be too jealously protected. Its of ficc is, to settle peacoiiilly the questions between the different States and their citizens, which, without it, would be settled by arms. What benefioieiico and dignity belong to this function! Nor is this all. It affords to citizens, who feel themselves aggrieved by an unconstitutional law, the means of peaceful resistance. It gives them an opportunity of being heard before a tribunal, on which the most solemn obligations to justice are laid, and which is eminently fitted to be an umpire between the citizen and the legislature. We know not how government can coutiilnito more effectually to its own stability, than by rev erencing and guarding the rights of the Nation al Judiciary A Congress, wliich should trench on its independence, ought to be counted guilty of a species of sacrilege. From considering the importance of the Judi ciary to our Union, we are naturally led to ano t llier department of the govermnet, and one ! which is oarticularly worthy of attention, be cause nt the present moment it seems to men ace our confederation more seriously than an}’ o tlier cause. Wi» refer to the Executive Depart ment. We refer to the struggles which the e Iccti.m to the presidonc3’ lias again provoked.— The so arc to > solemn and fearful tube overlook 'd. A remedy must be found, or the country will be thrown into perpetual c oivol i >n-, and split into factions devoted eacli to a chief. We shall waste ourselves in struggles for a few lea ders, who by their prominence will become dear er to a people than their institutions, and in fighting lor our favorites wo may become tlioit slaves. 'Ellis evil wc regard as a growing one ; and we Know but one remedy for it. The people must require a just self respect This they want. It lias been repressed bv false notions a* b tut government wliich have come down from ages of monarchy. The spirit of freedom, of wh eli we so much boast, has not given a due elevation ofsonliment to the c in nnnity base ly binds itself to leaders as if they were superiors. A people should understand its greatness and dignity too well to attach much importance to uny individual It should regard no individual as necessary to it, nor sti mid it suiter any one to urge his claims oil its gratitude. It sh >uld feel, that it has a right to the services of its nibuibcrs, and that there is no member, with whose servi-. cos it cannot dispense. It should have no idols, no favorites. It should annihilate with its frown, those who Arnold monopolize its power or brinir it into subserviency to their own glory. No man.s name shoul 1 bo much on its lies, it should bind up in no man its pros]icrity and hon or A free community, indeed, has need ofa pre siding office, but it depends on no individual n loiie fitted for the office ; and still more it needs a President, not to be its master, but to express and execute its own will This last thought is fundamental and never to he forgotten. The only law ofa free people, is the will of the major ity, of public sentiment, and to collect, embody, utter and execute Ibis, is the great end of its civil institution. Self-government is its great est attribute, its supreme distinction, and this gives to.office in a free state an entirely differ ent character from what it possesses in despotic countries. The difference, however, is over looked among us, and the same impoitance is attached to office, as if it conferred absolute pow er. [to nE CONTINUED.] CALUM I)IIIT. A HIGHLAND TALK. The following is a traditionary tale of I the West Highlands; in relating it the au thor has adheared to the uanative, and as tar as he could, to the simple hut nervous phraseology of the old pliided shepherd who told it to him on the side of a heathy hill at Inverougless, on the batiks of Loch Lomond.' Calum Dim was the bravest warrior that followed the banners of the Chief of Colquhon, with which clan, the powerful and warlike M’Gregors were at inveterate feud. Calum lived in a sequestered glen in the vicinity of Ben Lomond.— His cot tage stood at the base ofa steep ferny hill; retired from the rest of the clan, he lived alone. This solitary being was the dead liest foe of the M’Gregors, when the clans were in the red unyielding battle of their mountain chiefs. His weapon was a how, in the use of which he was so skilful, that he could bring down the smallest bird when on the wing. No man hut himself had ever bent his bow, and his arrows were driven with such resistless force, that their feathery wings were already drench ed with his foeinen’e best h ood. In the use ol the sword, also, he bail lew e qttals, but the how was the weapon of his heart. The son of the chief of the M'Gregors, with two of his clansmen having gone to hunt and their game being wide, they wan dered far, and found thumselvcs, a little after mid-day, on the top of the hill, at the foot of which stood Cnlum Dhu’s cottage. Come, said the young chief, let us go down and try to bend Calum Dhu’s bow. Evan, you and I have got the name oft he best bowmen of our clan ; it is said that no man but Calum himself can bend bis bow ; but it will go bard with us it we cannot show him that the M’Gregors are men of thews and sinews equal to the bending ol of his long how, with which he has so of ten sent his arrows through and through our best warriors, as if they had been straw set up to practice on. Come, he will not know us—and if he shotdd we arc three to one; and f owe him something, adder.' he, touching the hilt of his dirk, since the last conflict, when he sent an arrow tbio’ my uncle’s gallant bosom. Come, follow me down ; he continued, his eye gleaming with determined vengeance, nod his voice quivering with suppressed passion. We will go down, if a score of his best clans men were with him, said Evan. Aye, but be cautious. We shall bend bis bow, then break it, replied the young M’Gregor ; then for my uncle’s blood. He is good at the sword, said the third M’Gregor; hut this (showing his dirk,) will stretch him on the sward. Strike him not behind, said the young chief,—hew him down in front; I he deserves honorable wounds, for he is brave, though an enemy. They were concealed by a rising knoll from being seen from the cottage which they now reached. Knocking loudly at the door after some delay they were answered bg the appearance of a little, thick-set, grey-eyed, oldish looking man, with long arms, and a black busby beard hung with grajftUrends and thrums as if he had been employer! in weaving the coarse linen of country'-iu the time. But as lie had none of the thuscyl ir strength, which Caluin Dhu was reported to possess, and which , had often proved so fatal to their clan, thev could not suppose this to be their redoubt ed foetnan : and to the querulous question of what they wanted, uttered in the impa tient tone of ■me who has been interrupted in some worl lly employment, they re plied by enquiring if Caluin Dhu was at home. Na, lie’s ganc to thq fishing ; but an ye liae ony message Iran our chief, hea’en guard him, about the coming of the red M Gregors, and will trust me wi’ it, Calurn Dim will get it frae me.—Ye may as well tell me as him ; lie stays lang when lie gaes out, for lie is a keen fisher. We were only wanting to try the bend ing of his bmv, said the disappointed young chief, which we have heard no mart can do save him'elf. IIoo ! gin tiiat is a’, ye might have tell’d it at fust, and no keepet me sae lang Irae my loom, said the old man ; but stop—and giving Ins shoulders in impatient snrug, winch to a keen ob server, would have passed for one of satis faction. triumph, and determination, he went into the house and <|uioltlv returned bringing a strong how , and a sheal ol ar rows, in id flung them carelessly on the ground, saying ye’ll be for trying your strength at flight?—pointing to the arrows; 1 hae seen Caium send an arrow over the highest point o’ that hill, like a glance o’ lightning: and when the M’Gregors were coming raging up the glen, like red deev els as they are, mony o’ their hast warriors fell at the farthest entry o’ the pass, every man o’ them wi’ a hide in Ins breast and its fellow at his back. He had taken a long arrow out of the sheaf and stood playing with it while speak ing, seemingly ready to give to the first man who should bend the bow. The M’ Gregors were tall, muscular men, hi the prime of youth and manhood. The young chief took up the bow, and after examin ing its unbending strength, laying all his might to it, strained till the blood rushed to his face, and his temples throbbed al most to bursting—but in vain, the string remained slack as ever. Evan and the other M’Gregor were alike unsuccessful ; they might as well have fied to root up the gnarled oaks of their native mountains. 1 here is not a man—cried the young chief of .M’Gregor, greatly chagrined at the absence of Culumn Dliu, and his own clansmen’s vain attempts to bend the how —there is not a man in your clan can head that how, and ifCalum Dhu were here, he should not long bend it;—Here lie hit his lip, and suppressed the rest of the sen tence for the third M’Gregor gave him a glance of caution. Ila ! said the old many still playing with the long arrow in his hand, and without seeming to observe the latter part ol the M’Gregor’s* speech, ii Cdhtnri was here, he would bend it as ea sily as ye wad bend that rush, and gin ony o' the M’Gregors were in sight, ho wad drive this long arrow through them'as ea sily as ye would drive your old dirk through my old plad. and the feather wad come out at the other side, wet wi’ the heart's bhiid Sometimes even the man behind is wound ed, if they are ony way thick in their bat tle. I once saw a pair o’them stretched on the heather, pinned together with ane ol Calum's lang arrows. This was spoken with the cool compo sure and simplicity of one who is talking to fricr.dsor is careless if they are foes. A looker-on could have discerned a checker ed shade ol pleasure and triumph cross his countenance as M’Gregor’s lip quivered, and the scowl of anger fell along his brow' at the tale of his kinsmen’s destruction, by the arm of his most hated enemy. He must he a brave warrior, said the young chief, compressing his breath, and looking with anger and astonishment at the tenacious and cool old man, 1 should like to see this Calum Dhu. Ye may soon sec enough ; an’ gin ye were a M’Gregor, reel him too. But what is the man ghmehing and glooming at?— Gin ye were Black John himself, ye could na look more' decvilish like. And what are you fidgeting at man? addressing the third M’Gregor, who had both marked and felt the anger of his young chief, and, had slowly moved nearer the old mao, and had stood with his right baud below the left breast of his plaid, probably grasping his dirk, read) to execute the vengeance of his master, as it was displayed on his cloud ed countenance, which he closely watch ed. The faith of the Gael is deeper than to hear is to obey, the slavish obedience of the East; his is to anticipate or to per form—to kpow and accomplish and die. It is the sUrncr devatedness of the North. But the old man kept his keen gray eye fixed upon him, and continued, in the same unsuspecting tone ; but is there ony word o’ the M’Gregors soon coming over the hills? Calum wad like to try a shot at Black John, their chief; he wonders gin he could pass an arrow through his greatj heavy hulk as readily as he sens them j through his clansmen’s silly- bodies; John has a son, too, he wad like to try his craft on ; he has the name of a brave warrior_ I forget bis name—Calum likes to strike at noble game, though he is sometimes forced to kill that which is little worth. But I’ro fearful it,at It a <.'.,,.(0, |llu strength ; his arrow will only. I think, strike well through Black John, but— Dotard, peace ! roared the young chief, till the glen rang again .• his brow daiken mg like the midnight ;. peace! or I shall cut the sacrilegious tongue out of vour head, and nail it to that door, to show Ca lum Dim that you have had visitors si nee lie went away, and bless his stars lie was not here. A dark flash of suspicion crossed his mind as he gazed at the cool old tormen tor, who stood before him, uuwailing at his frowns, but it vanished as the imper turbahle old man said, Iloah! ye’re no M’ Gregot—and though ye were, ye surelv wad na mind the like o’ me! But anent bending this bow, striking it with the long arrow he still held in his hand, there is just a knack in it, and your untaught young strength is useless, as ye dintia ken the gait o’t. I learned it frae Calum, but I’m sworn never to tell it to a stranger. i nere is mony a man in the clan I ken naething about.—But as ye seem anxious to see the bow bent, I'll not disappoint ye ; rin to yon gray stane—stand there, and it will be the same as if ye were standing near me when I’m doing it, it will just he the same to you. lor ye can see weel c nough, and when the string is on the how, ye may come down, an’ ve like, and try a flight, its a capital how, and that ye’ll fin. A promise is sacred with the Gael ;—and as he was under one, they did not insist on his exhibiting his art while they were in his presence, hut curious to see the sturdy bow bent, a feat of which the best warrior of their clan would have been proud, and which they had in vain essayed; and per haps, thinking Calum Dim would arrive in the interval, and as they feared nothing from the individual, who seemed ignorant of their name, and who could not be sup posed to send an arrow so far with effect; they therefore walked away in the direc tion pointed out, nor did they once turn their laces till they reached the gray rock. They now turned, and saw the old man (who had waited till they had gone the whole way) suddenly liend the stubborn yew, and lix an arrow on the string. In an instant it was strongly drawn to his very ear, and the feathered shall, of a cloth breadth length, was fiercely launched in the air. M’AIp—hooch l cried the young chief, meaning to raise the M’Gregor war-cry, clapping his hands on his breast as he fell Ha! cried Calum Dhu, for it was he him self; clap your arm behin’ ; the arm shot that never sent an arrow that came out where it went in ;—a rhyme he used in battle; when his foes fell as fast he could fix arrows to the how string. The two M (iregors hesitated a moment whether to rush down and cut to atoms'the old man who had so suddenly caused the death of their beloved young chief; but seeing him fix another arrow to his bow, of which thev had just seen the terrible effects, and fearing they might lie prevent ed from carrying the news of his son’s death to their old chieftain, and thus cheat him of his revenge, they started, o ver the hill like roes But a speedy mes senger was after them, an arrow caught Evan as he descended out of sight over the hill ; sent with a powerful and unerr ing aim, it transfixed him in the shoulder. It must have grazed the bent that grew on the hill top to catch him, as ordy his shoulders could he seen from wherefC. Dhu stood. On flew the od^r M’Gregor with little abatement o! speeds’till he reached chieftain with ttie bloody tidings of his son’s death. Raise the clan ! was Black John’s first words, dearly shall they rue it. A party was soon far on their fierce retal iation, with black John at their head.— Calum Dim was in the mean time not idle; — knowing from the escape of one of the three M Gregors, that a battle must quick ly ensue, lie collected as many of his clans men as he could, and taking his terrible how, which he could so bravely use, calm ly waited the aproach of the M’Gregors, who did not conceal their coming, for loud ami fiercely their pipes flung the notes of war and defiance on the gale as they approached : and mountain cliff and glen echoed far and wide the martial strains. They arrived, and a des perate struggle immediately commenced. The JVI’Gregors carried all before them : no warrior of this time could withstand the hurricane onset, sword in hand, of the far feared warlike M’Gregors. Black John raved through the fit Id like a chafed lion roaring in a voice like thunder, heard far above the clash, gioans and yells of unyielding combatants, where was the n urderer ol his son? None could tell him_ none could have tune, for he cut down in ns headlong rage every foe he met. At length, when hut few of his foes remained on whom he could wreak his wrath, or cxl «nn ° ,!r g,Cat 8lrenBir'* he spied an old «n a fer»»y hank, holding the i7?P» ,,S legt wh,ch had hee„ cut off i» the battle, and who beckoned the grim chief to come nearer. Black John rushed forward, brandishing his bloody sword erjmg in a voice which drove the remain ’.►g birds from ihe neighbouring cl:fls_ s,h°,e»7 U-v ..... leg out of that brsgue, said the old man shaking with difficulty, and squeezing Ins bleeding stump with both hands, with all the energy of paih, and bring me some o that water Irae your burn to drink, and | will show you Calum Dim, for be is vet in the field, and lives ; rin, for my heart burns and faints. Black John, without speaking, shook the leg out of the brogue and hastened to bring water to get the wished lor intelligence. Stooping to dip tin; bloody brogue m the lilt c stream, M’ Alp hooch ! he cried, and he splashed liteless into the water, which in a moment ran thick with blood. 1 la! cried Calum Dim, for it was lie again ; clap your baud bellin’ ; that’s the last arrow shot by the arm that sent those which come not out where they went in. A LIS I Oh LETTERS remaining in the Post Ollice, Chuilottcsville 1st July, 1829. ^ A D Anderson Eli Alexander Ca leb S Abel! Orville Allen G. W. An drews. 11—Betsey Brown Mary Brown Thom as Best John II Bailey Martha J Black \V S Bolts Birlley Bowles Ann Burnley Hen ry M Burnley Nicholas Burnley Fanny Barnett J L Burrows Samuel Barksdale James M Bishop James Barclay. C—James Clarkson 2, Samuel Chew Clerk Mary VV Cheat wo^d John M Co hen Robert II Croes Matilda A B Cline Commandant of the 47th Regiment 2, V. Clarkson Polly Carr Reuben Catlett3, Commandant of the 88th Regiment, James Crack Ezra Cleaveland Robert II Carter O W Callis Mary A Catlett John Car ter. D— Lewis Davis Richard Durrett Mary Davenport Richard Dollins William Dick ienson Henry W Ducachet Jedutham If. Davis Malinda Digges Langhorue Dade 2. John E. Dennis. E— 1 homas Ellis James Fitz Benja min Ficklin Eliza E Edmondson. F—Elizabeth Foshee. G—George II Gilmer Joshua Grady William Gaines John Gray William Gil more John Gillum 2. Sarah C Garth Ma ry J Gooch E O Goodwin. II FW Hatch 3, Charles R Hunt Ben jamin Harris William Hix John Hnnenrrt Benjamin Hawkins Joseph Harper Geo. Harden John Y Horner Samuel Henley B II Hendeison Henry T. Harris ’iVilliam. Harman. * & J-John Jordan James Jermatv 1; ranees I) Jcrman Frederick Isaacs Co hn Johnson Martha L. Jeffries David I SildCS. K -John Kelly 3, Merida Kinisborough O VV Kmsolving John Kennedy. L-Jieoijje Hay Lee Samuel Lawsou Ilowell Lewis William Leitch David It Lacy N II Lewis 2, Jesse Lewis Marv Lewis. ' M—Thomas W Maury James Michie Gilbert Mason Thomas Maupin Hillrry Moseley Thomas Mann Joseph Mills John Moore John E Michie Hiram Miller Be linda McLeod Thomas McQueny E S McSparran 2, W II Meriwether Win. D. Meriwether. N —Thomas Naylor Rachel. Nicholas Hugh Nelson C H Newsom. O—William Overton Dennis O'Leary. P—Edmonia M Preston C L Perry Miss Powers. R—Richard D Roy Maria F Richard rraceiiia Rodes II Reeder John Robin son William Itodes Catharine II Rein hart Eliza Itagland John Rogers Ryland Itodes Mrs Randolph. N .las Stout 4, Sheriff Chas Swroutli (j W Spottswood 3, Agnes Shelton John Snell K L Simmons Secretary of the Ag ricultural Society Moses Snead John Smith John Schell Bailey Shumate S M Schroffe J Stockton. Henry Taylor William Tolliver John Tompkins J Trist Martin Thacker Geo. Toole Araminta C Thomas. George W Woods II F Hamncrife Wm Watson Isaac Winston Henry Ward 2, T F Wingfield 2, Mary M Wells C Wood Henry Williams Thomas II Wyley 2 Jno. A. \Y illiains. Y Joseph C Y ancoy Joel Y'ancey 2. JOHN YVINN, P. M. July 3—’29 3t | AVLNG advertised all my property A .I for sale i.n August, without excep tion ; lor further explanation I beg leave to refer my creditors to Mr. S/tr.s i>krs, Attorney at Law, in Charlottesville GEO. YV. SPOT*WOOD. June 2$, ’29. tf.