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Volume XX.
~_r~i. r ■■■■.■
•No. 2064.]
THUKSDAY, Maucii is, 1813.
[4 dollars per annum.]
,, 5
-77:ef high bred- celebrated Running Horte,
J ' i\nil (Setter,
•At my stable atiilruad Rock, near tlie Cut «f
Richmond sUUlowuot Manchester, the ensuing
season,'to be Jfet to Mares at thirty dollars the
season payable the 1st day of Aug. or 25 dolls,
cash, sent vrltli the Mares for each, where any
one person will -put six or more Mares—forty
dollars td ensure
every'o^ to
xtensivfj pilsp
With seperj*1
young Col
will be d
no liabil'„
ho come.withaMarea, b
)i gre*
Stud L
rses an
RIZliL’S Colts are general
pd and very — ‘
the Turf at t* ’
t ,ihe United S
f Jt-hc last yej
/iers than I
Winners of
Spring and Fall ot' 18^
were the winners of dir Joe’
the following Itac^^roun
at their las t Fall^ceting. i
healing Koftie^Rhc best Na|
in the Un^a Siatc-s—sev
.getting weve no. win
•best iitj^^Hace.
entlemcn who wis'
furnished with feed
The season will com'
uary, and expire on the
I are in foal, with gl in
paid down.—Good &
is, for Mares 8c Colts,
for Mares that have
caUftcare and attention
ea or accidiulft, hut
rvanls tujpothcrs,
dud —KI.O
laj-ge^fiigh form*
slwl higher on
iy tMier Horses in
the course of
Y number of trin-{
e—his (Jolts were'
ep-stakes, in the
e of which Colts
Club Purses, at^
at the City of
t New-Markct,
ing 4 mile heats,
supposed to br
others of his
were second
their Marcs fed,
| at the Market
tnce on the *(>th
day of AugukC
Broad-Rock, Feb. 13.
WILL STAND, the present seasoo, at my
stable, in James Oiiy county, on Chicku
homony River, about four 4 below ifole’s Firry
fe thirteen above Williamsburg-, not far from,the
burnt Ordinary, and will be let to Mares at
25 Dollars the Season,
(to commence on the 20th Feb. anil etui the 1st
Aug.) but may be discharged by the payment
of $$20 if paid within the Se-i&oiv—-gl4 the
single le:ip, anil j§*lU to ensure a Marc to be in
tbal—-the insurance money to fall due, if the
Mare be sold, exchanged or parted w ith—gl
to the Groot^iw'CVcry^^^ flood and very
extensivi^muiiragc for ^»jcs and every at
tentionijraid to ti^ca b :t nKkibility for acci
dents j|r cscuj^i^^^Ry will fed with grain
ami vigor, free
in point of form,
surpassed it is
continent. His
, active and very
d by the late Chancel
F. Taylor, Esqr’s. .Jiis
hder, have proven lkems< Ives
uimers. Wonder covered in
"season at 5 guineas—as a
Col ^
lor T
Colts, sons o
to be excellent'
♦ingland the lfis
runner he proved hims%f to be equal to the
best Horses in England-he beat Cock,
Water, and Sir Harry, all first rate runners,
and many other line Horses. Wonder was la
med in training in 1801, and has not since
started—be was bred by Lord Fitzwttliam, is
13 hand.: 0 inches high, a beautiful cbesnut
sorrel.—He was got by Phenomenon, his dam
by Old Diamond, who is known by every Vir
ginian, grand dam by Marskr, Yojmr Hag,
Salownliamsilown by Skin, Old Hag, Hydras
dam by Crab, Ebomy by Childers, out of Old
Kbomy by Batter, Phenomenon way got by
King Herod, his dam PJiroizy by Eclipse, her
dam by Engine er, grand dam by Blank—Li. s
of the Mill, by Traveller, Miss Mukdess by
Young Greyhound—Partner-Wood-Cork—
Craft’s Bay Balb—M.ikcless-ltrimim*r*-Dirfcy
Piers i, son of Doilswofth—Burton’s Barb
Marc. Taken from fler rul Stud Book.
WM. WAI.KtH, Juti'r.
wtl5A8ciamt31 M.
March 1
. Uhaki.0 i' 11 ow'bHT, isi heb. 1813.'
Benjamin Baldwin, and Nuncy his wife,
Paschal Jennings and Smly his wife,
John Tu{TRIc and Susannah his wile,
Richard Thornton and Francis Thorn
ton, which said Nancy, Sally, Susannah,
Richard and Francb, arc Children and
Devisees of F: meJ* Thornton, dec’d.
W. Thorn
said Fran- C -
and Mary
on, in
twenty ^oiic
John, Lucy,
arc Children
Francis Thorn
Isham Richardson and
Lucy his wife, and Alexander Brownley and
Jane C, his wife, not having entered their ap
pearance according to the act of Assembly,
and the rules of this Court, and it appeariug.to
the satisfaction of the CoUrt that they arc not
inhabitants of thin state, on tbe motion of the
plaintiff, by their Attorney, li is ordered, That
they appear here on the 1st day ni April Court
next, und en’er their appearance and answer
the plnintilFs bill, and that a copy of this order
he puhlislwd in one of the newspapers printed
in Hiehtw nd, for two months successively and
rusted at the Mont door of the Courthouse of
r.ie said county.
■ A Copy—Test*,
March 11. *Hw.
HEIFER, shewn
do find the s ime
of a pale red col
nil tail, marked
slit and under
at* old—apprfti
antiary, 1813.
A Copy-—Teste,
joiiA mr,v.ov'^c.a.c.
March 11, '• w3t
Valuable Land for Sale.
BV virtue of, and in conformity to a decree
of the Superior Court of Chancery for the
Richmond District—%atU be tuld% on the pre
mises, to the highest bidder, on the thirteenth
d *y of April next, (iftair, if not, the next fair
A Tract of Land,
Belonging to the Estate of Philip Hooch, dec’d
lyinff in Powhatan county, and containing eight
hundred and twelve acres. The above tract
will be divided ituo l*ots to suit the convent,
i eiicy of purchasers ; one tiiird of the money
j v;'ill be required to be paid on the 1st day ot
August next ; at which time possession may
be had of all the Land, except a small part that
will he in Corn, which the purchaser will have
the liberty of sowing in Wheat ; one third on
the 1st day of August 1814—ami one third,
being the last payment, on the 1st day of Feb.
1815; the purchaser giving bond with appro
ved security, tuttl the Lund to remain subject
to be sold Gv the Commissioners, in cise the
I P«) mtflHa i/fc not made.
Thera wcr^roM^^randred barrels of Corn,
besides a Crop of Wheat, Oats and Tobacco,
trade on it last year. This lanu is very pro
ductive when in Wheat, and the great com pet i
tton in the Wheat Market tit being within dor
6 miles ot five or a 5 good Manufacturing Mills)
keeps the pi icy of that article very near (and
l am told) sometimes above the Richmond
price. The gieat demand for Corn, Oats,
Hgy* ax. at the extensive Coal Pita, within ten
and twenty miles thereof, at which arc regu
larly employed about 500 hands, and from a
100 to a 150 Waggons, ktdps the price of
those articles vtrv high. The Land is well
watered, especially with good Springs; and
the neighbourhood, with propriety may t>e said,
to be as healthy, and in every other respect as
dt sir blc as any in V irgiu'm.
With Mich advantages, it forms an object
worthy the attention ot a person desirous ol
vesting money in property of that description,
particularly a citizen of Richmond or Man
chester, who wants a Summer Retreat.
Air. W illiam A. Cocke, who lives adjoining,
and is well acquainted therewith, will show
• In f^uid to any person who wishes to pur
YVM. n. GOOCH, Acting Ex’or.
of Philip Gooch*dec’d.
Powhatan county, Is*. March, 181J. wiw.
Jt a Court hild for Prince Kdtsnrd county,
February the I5lh, IK Id.
M.-.ftin Hancock, Kx’or. of Tho-'
mas Harvey, B. S. CompFt.
. acaisst
having entered
and the
to the
an in
motion of the
ll is ordered,
.do appear here
on thenext, is. answer
the complain^^^^^fl^and that a copy of this
order be forthwith inserted in some olicofthe
public newspapers printed in the City ot
Richmond for two months successively, and
also posted at the frontdoor of the Courthouse
of tins county
Mirch 11.
rick3 and Lime.
I Hi*. subscribm^^R'ur sale, near Powhatan
Warehouse, one and fifty thousand
wt*1i burnt U!-icks,3ffi^^ one thousand bushel
of shell and stone I^^Pufgood quality i which
he will soil on rea^RKle terfts.
He has also for sale, a pair of sprightly,
Yoiin~ Grey Horses,
Weil used to Harness and the Saddle.
March 11. 4t.
Clover Seed, Lout am'i lump Sugars,
CJofice, Pepper, Whiskey,
Cogniac and Apple Urandy,
Antigua Klim,_
, doz. each,
Madeira and
Claret in lluxea*
. Spanish Cigars,
Mould and di|>|
Window (llasi
A lew Tj
i Candles—Soap,
White Lead,
store Hooks, very
7 Pieces American manufactured, sup’fmc
A'small parcel Spanish Tobacco,
For sale by
Cro'.s street leading to Mayo’s il ridge,
<yiarr.li II. otp.
A Salc-of INVgroes. •
THE subscriber having determined to quit
Agriculture, wiiL^rJ^to the bigliot bidder,
on the first Mdfthyw next nimuli, [AprilJ
at Powli:it:»nVomthoJp<-, all bis field Negroes
and their Clfcdrtn.-Jhic of the men n a good
Carter, another a ^Dd band with horses, and
formerly drove a spggort—some of the women
have hern hrouflj&^ja^p house business, such
a* Cooking, V^^^^^Troning, Spinning and
Sewing 1'lie terms of sale will be 9 months
credit, bond and security will be required, to
carry interest from the date if not punctually
paid.—To those who choose to pay on the day
of sale, a liberal discount w ill be made.
Richmond, March 11. tds.
Communicated for the Arous.
8/A March, 1813.
My Dear Friend,
THE IWlowing statement
anil remarks relative to the lust illness of John
F. Price,JEsq. will, 1 hope, Be considered as
a compliance with your request.
farmer sent imeajts in rclution to
Christianity and its professors are better known
to you than to your Frientf.' It has fallen to
niy lot to observe how he felt and conversed
on these important concerns just before his
death. I deeply regret that I could he so lit
tle with hiro at this interesting period. A
death-bed teaches with eloquence and energy
the most wholesome lessons. A dying chria
tiau i&the most edifying companion in the
world. It is a goodly light to sec a man, whose
mittd is iUuminated by the light of Heaven,
and who expects in a short time to be with his
In relation favour departed friend, a deep
conviction of sW wis that which seemed most
completely to havp possessed his mind. It
was truly affecting to /boar, his expressions of
selLcomlemnation, tiis Ackuowlcil^cjncnls of
ingratitude anp rebellion towards God. “1
am, said he, the vilest of the vile. Not
“ that I have b, en profane and vicious j hut in
‘‘ the sight of G(jd I have been very * icked.”
TheimoraJL character of man as represented in
the mirror of Oa divine law, was clearly dis
cerned by him siand he felt as we kno»- that
any maij^cill feel when bis own heart is laid
oneii-to^Kself, and his judgment is formed
RccordmJ*^ the word of God.
Another thing wull worthy or notice in Mr.
P s. case, was his utter renunciation of his own
merit as a ground of acceptance with God, and
liis depen dance on the atonement and inter
cession of Jesus Christ. This, you know, is
u >ifot inly the consequence of th..t conviction
which has been mentioned. He who has felt
his own depravity, anxiously enquires what lie
must do to be saved ; and when the plan of
salvation thro’ Jesus Christ is understood,
rests upon him alone, as he is ofTi red in the
Gospel.—After mentioning this, I need nolob.
serve to you, that vour friend was not asham
ed of the Gospel of Christ ; he deemed it the
power of God, mid the wisdom of God unto
salvation. I do believe that he would have
E»oricd in confessing Christ before the whole
world. He was anxious that his former as
sociates might know the change that had been
effected in his miiul ; and he chiefly desired
that his life might be prolonged, to "give him
an opportunity of manifesting his sincerity to
the world, and hearing his testimony to the
excellency of the religion of the Gospel. He
believed, perhaps, as new converts generally
do, that lie could convince all of the truth of
that, which he then so clearly perceived.
^ *th irresistahle pathos, with an earnestness
w liicli showed that Ins heart was in every word
that he uttered, he urged his friends to cm
brace Christianity, and devote their lives to
the service of God thro’ Jesus Christ._May
they remember the exhortations, amC follow
him, who (as I believe) thro’ faith, now “ in
herits the promises.”
It is true, that Mr. H. d id not leave the world
in t.iat triumphant manner which is witnessed
in many who believe; but lie had a comfor
ting hope of happiness lievond the grave,
founded alone on the merit of Jesus Christ.
Christians, who knew your friend’s former
sentiments, and who conversed with him in
his last hours, consider liis case as additional
evidence, ol what has long ago been most
abundantly proved, namely, that llie Gospel
“ is the power of God, and the wisdom of God
unto salvation.”
But the excellency and pmver of the Gospel
was not only manifested in him who was taken
from us ; hut also in his nearest surviving
relative. A Husband had scarcely been con
signed to the grace, win n the ‘•‘new-made
\\ idow, ’ at tlie bidding of Heaven, gave up a
beloved Child, the half of what was left for her
heart to rest upon, to the stroke of death.
He e was one stroke following anothcrin rapid
succession, the slighcst'of whi^t iaalmosttoo
much for the Ini man heart to bear. And yet,
the whole accumulated load of sorrow is borne
with a. cal;P, and meek, and patient submission,
of which philosophy with all its boasting, lias
given us no example. The strength of mind
with which affliction was thus endured, was
ascribed to the grace of God displayed in the *
Gospel, as its source : and thus it was proved,
that they have “ strong consolation who have
fled lor refuge to the hope set before us.”
1 have before intimated in what light these
things are regarded by Christians. Others
will think and S|>eak fjf them in a very differ
ent manner. The w Hole affair w ill hr ascribed
to alarm, to enthusiasm, to credulity—But
with what reason ? Here is an effect produ
ced, the goodness of which, it evinces peculiar
peryer^ness to dispute. Hope in the agonies
of death, and comfort in circumstances pecu
liarly afflicting, are surely desirable, if any
thing deserves that appellation. This hope,
and this comfort, are experienced. Tlu-ir
origin is ascribed to a cordial reception of the
uospei. 10 this soyrce consolation and
support recourse is frequently had, and always
with success. And yet it seems that the tes
titnouy of those who know these things by ex
perience, goes for nothing! HecaUse they
led a deep interest in affairs of infinite impor
t*neo, their judgny;i t is undeirted, and their
very consciousness deceives them ! ! A patriot
sees the interests of his country at stal.e, its
honor trampled on, its rights invadi d— every
honorable feeling of his heart is excited. He
devotes his life to the defence of his native soil.
I l'» this generous s< if-devotion, he enjoys a pica,
sure, of which sordid souls can form no con
ception. They call him enthusiast, madman.
There is nothing in love of Country, or of glo
ry ; it is all the dream of a disorde red mind ! !
Similar to this it the talk, I will not call it
reasoning, or men, who through love of World*
ly pit a- ore, or the pride of philosophy, reject
Christianity. Again, a man fet ts the poignant
anguish of toothache, or is tortured almost to
madness with rheumatism. vA reiyedy is ap
plied, and rav: is obtained. A person deter
mined to believe that physicians know nothing
anti can do no good, tells the mail enjoying
the delicious feelings which follow relief from
violent pain, j on are no competent judge ol
these matters i your feelings were too much
excited s he is a fool that would follow your
advice, and try, in a similar case, your pre
tended remedies !
1 have dwelt longer on this matter than I at
first intended, because there are many who
seem to think, that the testimony of those who
be ar w itness to tiie w orth of Christianity from
their own experience, is absolutely nullified,
by the tact Uut their feelings ai« greatly ex
cited in relation to concerns of unspeakable
importance. And yet there is no trntli more
firmly established than the salutary influences
ol the Gospel. It is true, that they cannot be
mathematically demonstrated. Neither can
the fact that war Vow exists between Croat
Britain and the IJnkal States be so proved ;
nor is even the grea^itw 01'attraction suscep
tible of such proof. TJut who doubts these
facts? 1 will venture to affirm, that the vital
efficacy, the redet ming energies of the Gorpcl
of Jesus Christ, are established by as good an
induction as any in physicks. Christianity
has never in one single instance, been cor
dially received, and yet its salutary influences
| iinfclt. This has been the case in all ages,
! and amidst cj*..v diversify’ of situation. Jew
i and Gentile, Barbarian, Scythian, bond and
h'ee, whenonrt^a living faith in Christ Jesus
has been exercised, are inspired with the same
hopes, enjoy the same consolations, and re
joice in the same glorious prospects. The
genial influences of the Sun, and the dew of
Heaven, produce not a more certain eiTect on
a fertile soil, than do the rays of the Sun of
righteousness and the graces of the Holy
Spirit on the heart of him who believes m the
Lord Jesus Christ. .Mr. P’s. case is not soli
tary ; it is one in an innumerable multitude
winch no man can number; collected, or which
will be collected out of every pcofile ahd nation
under Heaven. To resist such evidence proves
a determination not to'believe, and with such
a determination, a resurrection from the dead
would not produce conviction.
1 consider the present case as a triumph of
Christianity. And viewing it thus, 1 would
say to the friend of the deceased, “ sorrow
not as those that have no hope.”--This
display of the power of divine grace is an ear
liest of the future triumphs of your friend ;
triumphs compared th which all that is splen
did and inagnilicenf’on earth, is no more than
the sickly light of the glow-worm compared
with the sun “ when it goetii forth in its
strength, and rejoiccth as a strong man to run
a race.”
May you and I, and those we love, so bclicv'e
the gospel as to enjoy its comforts here, and
receive its rewards hereafter: And may the
t ime be hastened when opposition to this hies
sed religion shall cease, and all men rejoice in
tiie salvation of God !
I am, Dear Sir,
With very great regard.
Yours, &c.
PS. You may make what use you please
of this letter.
Communicated for the Argus.
Avgusta CouNTr, 6th March, 1813.
To his Excefleiifcy James Barbour, Gover
nor of the State of Virginia.
I herewith enclose you my commission
as Commandant of the 93d Regiment, and
beg leave to communicate ut the same time
my reasons for resigning at this time. At
my called muster in June last agreeable to
Brigade orders, I advised the Regiment I
had the honor to command to volunteer to
complete the number required, informing
them that i expected to go with them my
self, as I knew 1 was the oldest command
ant in the brigade, supposing the Comman
der of the 7th Brigade would pursue the
same course he hud done on former Requi
sitions, to call on the oldest colonel to take
command. In a short time the full comple
ment of officers and men volunteered from
the 1st battalion tinder capt. Abney, and
from the 2nd battalion under captain Bai
lor 87 men volunteered. These volunteers
were taken from Bailor, although lie was
the oldest captain in the county, and placed
under one of the youngest captains in tin
county of the 32d Regiment, who had but 12
volunteer* (asI was informed),
1 applied to the Brigadier Gen. in behalf
of said Bailor and 37 men who had volun
teered, to let them have the preference, as
I thought in justice they ought; but without
1 was then informed by the general of
Brigade that he had given the command of
the detached reg't to col. John Koont/,, the
third in the brigade; on this mortifying in
formation I withdrew from the presence of
tile general, supposing I only stood in the
way of a better appoint meat.
In consequence of this indignity, not only
reflecting upon myself and senior captain,
but upon the Regimen: which I knew to be
patriotic, I have for these reasons, after a
service of40 years in the militia, concluded
to resign, not yet knowing what part of my
conduct merited such treatment.
Sir, vou will please accept the assurance
of my high esteem for your person and pub
lie services.
lt7* The following article of criticism from
the Edinburgh Review,lias been forward
ed to us for publication by a Correspon
dent at the eastward. It will he with
pleasure that our readers will perceive
that the war in which we are engaged, is
substantially justified in our favor by one
of the most celebrated literary pens of the
enemy. We agree with the able Kevicw
er, that there is no firincilile at issue be
tween the two countries ; hut that is the
very circumstance which renders the po
licy of our antagonist so very atrocious.
If there be no /irinci/tle involved it is so
much the more proper the wrong firac
tice, as it regards impressment, and eve
ry thing else in controversy, should be to
tally abandoned by Great Britain. Kven
admitting the right of search at sea for
her subjects on board merchant vessels,
(which,by the way, never can be admit
ted.) vet, if, in the exercise of such a pre
tended right, the wrong done is more than
the right effected, the right, in /iraciice,
ought lobe relinquished. However h might
be maintained in theory : And this re
mark has irrisistible force when the par
ty sustaining the wrong uses Us utmost ef
for t in ccnsftleralionof the cessation of the
wrong, to secure the object of the right
claimed by the opposite party. A right
which is outweighed by wrong, which pro
duces more evil than goed, can uo more
be admitted in the community of nations
than it can in a community of individuals
But, we are detaining the reader from
the criticism in question.
From thc Edinburgh Review of November
Art. XI. American Sr ate Papers: Con
taining thc Correspondence between A fee
srs . Smith, Pinkney, Ah.rqnis Wide sic*
CTc. 8 vo. pp. 60. Londou, 1811.
SO little is to be gained, and so much to
be lest by an American war, that though
cur preposterous policy has at last brought
die disputes between the two nations to this
issue, no class of politicians seems wholly
satisfied with the result. Strictly speaking,
indeed, we have no real quarrel with Ame
rica i our contest with that power arising
incidentally out of our main quarrel in Eu
rope. America invades us in no substantial
interest—she crosses us not in any favourite
walk ot policy—she aims no blows at our
prosperity or independence and being ex
cluded from all the common scenes of Euro
pean ambition, her case afforded, to all ap
pearance, no great scope to the common
jealousies of politicians. After a twenty
years’ war with France, however, we are
now fairly involved in an additional war
with this apparently harmless power,—ha
ving for this purpose sacrificed all those an
cient connexions of trade which gave the
two countries so great an interest in the
naintenane of peace. The exports of G.
Britain to America amounted annually to
ten millions. All Utis vast trade, and the
animating scenes 61 industry ami business
which it produced, the war lays waste at
one blow. But it is not merely as a case of
profit and loss, though in this view it is
sufficiently important,that the subject ought
to be contemplated. The trade between,
Britain and America, independent of its
profits to individuals, accomplished objects
which must ever h#dear to tile friends of
human improvement. Our readers are no
doubt aware, that America, like all other
rismg communities, having her whole sparo
capital embarked in agriculture, must ne
cessarily depend on othef countries for a
supply of manufactures, in exchange fur
which they receive an equivalent in rude
produce. Such was,thc nature of the trade
carried on with tills country ; by means of
which America, assiited bv the wealth and
industry of Britain, was left fice to pursue
the great work of domestic impr ive n it
while Britain found, in the demands of A
inerica, ample employment for her over
sowing capital and hey numerous artisans^
i'he iratio thus diffused industry, plenty*
and smiling looks through this once prospe
rous^! happy land ; while it gave energy
to tlier wide-spreading agriculture of the
New World, and extended cultivation ovtr
its Ion ly wastes.
F rom a picture so delightful to contem
plate, we turn with no pleasing emotions to
the policy by which it has been defaced.
1 he correspondence before us relates to
the Orders in Council, and to Qther unfriend
ly acts committed aga-nst the American
t««tde;and though we have no inten ion of
reviving these hateful contro^g^—though
we would willingly forget ^Mrerlastu.g
stain on the character ani^^*^ " "
country,—yet there is one
suggested by these papers w]
avoid laying before our n
structiv^o look back to wl
ed.tiiatwe may draw lessens f,fl
icy of our
kof the case
e cannot
It is in
e fu
expenence of
es sajis,
ture, from the dear bought e
(he past.
It was long the anxious business of the
American minister, us appears from the do
cuments befodb us, to procure by persuasi
on, an abandonment of the measures hostile
to tiic Anurfean trade, lie urged his case
on views cf justice and of general policy;
- he calmly combatted the pi etext by wheih.
he was met—he boldly and pointedly asser
ted. that the claims of his country must,
sooner or latter, be abandoned ; and he ad
ded, what ought never to he f «rgotten, that
they were unjust,—and that time, therefore
ci-uici no ntuning lor them. HU tcprcsenta
tio; s were met by declaration* of* what his
Majesty owed to the honor, dignity, and es
sential rights of his crown,’ and by all the
other sounding common places usual on ifaeh |
occasions. These sentiments were after
wards explained at greater length, and pro
mulgated to the world in the t'e iberatt re
C rd of a state paper. But in spite of the
honor of Majesty thus pledged to these nb
noxious measures, they were repealed. \
laborious investigation into their merits end
ed in their unqualified repr bation and a
handonment their anthovswere unable
to look in the face the scenes of bege t y
disorder and wretc! edness, which their pol
licy had brought on the countr.;_tli, y w re
borne down by the cries ot suffering milli
ons and they yielded at length to neces
sity, what they had formerly refused to jus
tice. This was clearly, therefore, an ect
of unwilling submission. It bore not tf»e
stamp of conciliation ; 8c the only inference
to be drawn from it was, that the plotter*
of mischief, being fairly caught in their own
snare, were glad to escape, on any terms,
fro n the effects of their ill considered mea
sures. How forcibly does this transaction
teach the necessity of a prudent and mode
rate conduct ! How strikingly does it mark
the. contrast between insolence, which de
lights in abusing power,—and true digni
ty, which, being founded on a reverence for
justice, can neverl»c humbled!
The repeal of the Orders in Council ha*
considerably narrowed the controversy be
tween the two countries ; and were it not
for the rankling of past injuries, the few re
maining points of difference might wc shoud
imagine, be very *pecdily adjusted. Th<*

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