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CASE OF HUNTER lllLt.
It is understood that Governor Smith lias respi ted Hunter Hill until the 7th of February, 1817, and it is further staled that the Governor has de termined that lie shall not be executed as con demned according to law, during bis gubernato rial term. We bad no personal acquaintance with Major Robert R. Smith, nor had we any with tho con victed prisoner, nor had we any knowledge what ever ol the political opinions of the latter when his trial took place, which indeed have nothing whatever to do with criminal trials. Hunter Hill wa3 condemned by a jury of bis vicinage; the legal exceptions moreover taken by able coun sel, were overruled by the highest Criminal Court ot the State and the decisions of the Court below' affirmed—In addition to this, the House of Del egates of Virginia on the 9th day of January last rejected, by the overwhelming vote of 98 to 25,a res dution instructing the Committee for Courts of Justice to enquire into tho expediency of author ising the Governor and Council to commute the punishment of death to confinement in the Peni tentiary in certain specified cases. An enquiry which, although general in its nature, was under stood to refer to, (and was so treated in the legis lative discussion,) the case of Hunter Hill. In the face of this refusal of tho legislative sanction, Governor Smith virtually commutes the punish ment, thereby setting himself up as an executive //igA Court of Errorr, which is an anomaly in tha British and American systems. Regarding such a courso as ono which sets a precedent most injurious to society ami good gov ernment, we have deemed it our duty to inviteat tention to wiiat we regurd as so flagrant an abuse ^executive power.—Norfolk Beacon. MR. UEAMINGTON. This gentleman who is a native of this State, but now a resident of Alabama, has been in the county of Albemarle for several months, and has excited much interest by the novelty and ingenu ity of his inventions in mechanism. He spent some lime in this immediate neighborhood and made a most favorable impression upon the high ly intelligent circlo in which lie moved. Several of his inventions, especially the colfeu pot, wind mill, and preventive for smoking chimneys, have been tested by various persons, who speak of them in terms of tho warmest admiration. Mr. Reaminglon is now, and lias been for a month or two, in Scottsville, where bis inventions have, as we learn, excited the utmost enthusiasm. A friend lias furnished us with the following list of his patents. 1st. A new mode of applying hydrostatic pres sure to water wheels, so as to save half the water. 2. A new mode of applying pneumatic power to ploughs and land carriages. 3. Spark catcher, for rail roads and steamboats. 4. An iron horse, to be propelled by stoam or pneumatic power. This horse is designed to walk upon the tow path and draw the boat after him.—The model, wo understand, works perfect ly and lias been seen by numbers. 5. A ditching machine, by pneumatic power, to cut a ditcli two feel wide, two feet deep and a mile long, in a day. G. Cotleo pot to save half the coffee, and im prove the quality of the beverage. 7. A new principle for the construction of wind mills. 8. A preventive for smoking chimneys, besides a good many other inventions. We know that ibis will have the appearance of romance, and we have seen but one of Mr. Roainington's patents ; yet we know a good many of the highest respectability, who entertain no doubt of his success, and wo have lately seen se veral letters from Scoltsvilic gentlemen, setting forth the high estimate placed upon Reamington by the citizens ot that village, and expressing their most entire confidence that his success in all the abovo inventions lias been complete. For onr own part we know little or nothing personally of the subject of this paragraph, but we are bound by what we have heard from compe tent judges to believe that he is a most extraordi nary mechanical genius. We have no doubt, but that some of bis in ventions will bo found highly useful, and trust that such will be the case with them all.—Fir ■ginia Advocate. [V\ o spent a few minutes in Mr. Reamington’s room, at Scottsville, on our way to Richmond, some weeks ago, where wo saw the drafts of most of the inventions above referred to_He is •certainly a remarkable man.] ■“Father Mathew’s” Letter to the Commit tee of the people of Boston in Old England, who have adopted a manifesto to Boston in this coun try in favor of peace, does honor to his head and heart: Cork, January 18-1G. J/y Dear Friends;—Nothing is dearer to my heart than the blessed subject of your esteemed letter, Universal Brotherhood—it has beon ever the object of iny ardent aspirations, and my fond est hopes ; and if impressions could be made on the inmost soul, you would find deeply, indelibly, engraved on mine,—Peace, Peace, Social Harmo ny, and Fraternal Charity!—I hasten to send hack the documents with my humble name sub scribed. May Ilo, who. ascending above the highest heavens, said, “My peace I give you, My peace 1 bequeath to you,” grant a speedy consum mation to your labor of love. I am, my dear Friends, yours devotedly, THEOBOLD MATHEW. WASHINGTON COLLEGE. The Lexington papers are complaining of the 'injustice done lo this Institution by the Legisla ture, in voting to relieve Jcrman Baker’s securi ties from the paymont of interest on tho Cincin nati Fund deposited in the Treasury. e do not understand this vote as in any degree involving the question between the College and the State. If this institution can establish "its claim 'to the Cincinnati Fund, we have no hesitation in saying that the Legislnturo will prbvtdc for its payment. More than one of tho supporters of the act of relief expressly stated that the questions were kept entirely distinct in their minds, and that the College should have its just dues when 'clearly established.— Richmond if’/iig. \\c are grieved to find the following statement in the Washington Correspondence of tho Balti "Ioro Patriot. Most sincerely do we wish Mr. Ti’aies a speedy restoration to health : “I regret to learn that Joseph Gales, Esq., the 'instinguislicd senior editor of the National inlel lijvtfttcor, is lying dangerously ill. This news Will cause thousands of persons who know and love the man for his benevolence, goodness, learn ing and gentlemanly deportment,"both editorially and socially, to utter licart-felt prayers for his speedy recovery.” A British Fleet for Oregon.—Tho London Morning Chronicle of the S2Gth January, says :_ ,» reiioilcj that her Majesty’s ship America, oO, Commodore the Hon. John Gordon, with a Steamer and a brig, had been despatched by Rrnr Admiral 8ir Geo. Seymour, lo the Columbia JCivcr, on the Oregon; and the Grampus, 50, is is ahered ” ,C SC1,t her magazine The Presbyterian Board of Missions is makincr preparations to send out shortly seven new mis sionaries ; four to India, one to Palestine, one to biam, and one who is to be a Physician in Bur mah. A traveller named Snider Stopped, a short time etnee, at a hotel in Lagrange, Georgia, and on going back to the stage-coach to resume his Sev discovered that his carpet hag, containing $7,500* was missing—After a search of some days,-,* hegro slave was arrested in the neighborhood Who immediately confessed his guilt, gave up two thousand dollars in gold, and conducted tho ■officers to tho spot where he had buried the bag It contained papers, &c. hot $5000 in bank hills, which tho negro says lie never saw, could not be fouhd. COMMUNICATION. »'OU THK Sl’KCTATOU. Mr. Editor,-- In your paper of the Oth inst., I noticed a communication signed “Many Voters of Long Me* dow,” in which it is hoped that I will become a candi date to represent, in part, tins county in the next Gene ral Assembly of Virginia. A call, so unexpected, from a respectable source, de mands a respectful reply. “Many Voters of I sing Mea dow” consider my political opinions as well known to a large portion ol the county. In this, I am disposed to think, they are mistaken. I am inclined to think that neither the man, nor his opinions are generally known to the people of the county. It is true thut on the sub ject of Federal politic-, my sentiments agre * with those of a majority of in) count) men. In. i earnest de sire for a well regulated system of primary school edu cation, I am with them. Hut in regard to n question of much importance, and one which! fear will cause great popular commotion before it is adjusted, (I mean the Convention question,) my opinions arc at variance with theirs. Indeed my views upon this subject hare been termed “radical,” “ultra,” “agrarian,” and for aught I know, “Many Voters” will so consider them. I am aware that many persons consider the Conven tion question settled for years to come, having gotten its quietus during the session of the Assembly just termina ted. I know, too, that some advocates of a Convention art disposed to wait until 1850, or’(>0, when, they say, we will be able to meet the Hast on the basis question with a “moral force,” which they cannot resist. Had such been the language ofthe patriots of I77ti when re sisting principles of oppression—had they said trail un til 18*6, and then we will meet the Mother Country with a “moral force” which she cannot resist, when think you the colonies would have emerged from their vassalage? When think vnu they would have sprung into national existence ? llow long would this have been the laud of the free? There are those, too, who consider the Constitution an instrument too sacred to bo touched by way of amend ment, save for the direst necessity, and that such neces sity docs not now exist.' While I think that trivial de fects in the Constitution would not justify the call of a Convention for their amendment, I am of the opinion that there is much in the present Constitution that would justify such a call. If ever the people of Virginia had respect for the present one, they had no warm regard for it. It was considered better in some respects than the old one of ’7G, and therefore adopted, not as a perfect instrument of the kind, but rather ns a choice between evils. I will briefly attempt to point out some of the defects of the present Constitution, and in doing so I will first touch on the basis question. There arc those in our county now who are the strenuous advocates of the mix- ! cd basis, a change having recently conic over the “spirit of their dreams.” And what, is often asked, is meant bv the mixed basis? Divested of learned language about proprietary rights, &c., it amounts to this:—There is ■ n Virginia ii species or property (slave) front which a considerable portion of the revenue of the State is de nved ; and by far the greater part of this property is held in Eastern Virginia. Now the people ofthe East fear that, if the West gain the ascendancy in the Lcgis I lature, this property will lie subjected to onerous and | unjust taxation. Hence they claim for it representation to a certain extent; not, it is true, by giving Sambo or Ludgo u seal in the Legislature, but by giv'in" the part of the State in which they serve a weight and power to which its white population would not entitle it. Why is this species of property entitled to pre-eminent privi leges? Is it because it has tended more to advance the prosperity of the Slate than any other? Let the rela tive position of Virginia amongst the sister States of this great Republic answer. If slave property is to give political influence, why not horses, or lands, or any other kind of properly? And if property is to give power, why not give it directly to the individuals hold ' mg that property, instead of giving it to the district of country m which it is held ? Because the anti-repuhli i canism of the thing would be too palpable to be tolerated | .Vhat would you think were an individual to present himself at the polls, and sav, “Mr. Sheriff'I have twen ty-live fellows, and am, therefore, entitled to sixteen votes ; record them in favor of Messrs. B. and M.” Would not every freeman lie startled at such an outrage upon republicanism ? And yet the very principle which, it carried out, would lead to this result, is masked ami I concealed in the mixed basis. I believe that the vote of one freeman should be equal to that of any other free i man, independent of any considerations of property. I believe that the Constitution should be so amended , as to give to the people the election of State and County , officers. For if they are capable of electing the Chief j Magistrate of the United States, they would be capable ! ol electing the Governor and Lieut. Governor ofthe j State ; and if qualified to elect the Governor and Lieut, j Governor, why not able to elect Clerk.,, Sheriff's, Ma gistrates, or even Constables ! I would be glad to en large upon this part of the subject, but my paper will not allow it. 11 The present Constitution is defective in regard to the right ot suffrage. Learned legal men differ in opinion j as to what constitutes the right to vote in some cases ; I ami our Legislature can, by taxing certain articles, cre ate a class of voters, which a subsequent Legislature | can destroy. I think free, native, white, male citi j zens, over the ago of twent)-one years (with a few cx ; ccptions,) should be entitled to vote. To prove that ; such are taxed, is easy. '1 he man, who works upon \ the public highways, or does military duty, lias his time, which is emphatically the poor man’s estate, tax ed. And the individual who can be entrusted with weapons of death, to suppress insurrection, or repel in vasion, and who in such cases is compelled to hazard j his life, could surely be so far trusted, as to exercise the peaceful privilege of voting for the legislators who arc j to enact the laws by which he is to he governed. I think that all the good derived from uniiual sessions of the Legislature could be attained liy biennial sessions, and at a great saving to the State. I have thus stated my views in regard to the Conven tion question, with some of my reasons for entertaining 1 them. They may be “ultra,” but they are honest. To “Many Voters of Long Meadow,” I will say, I j <Io not seek political honor, and I do not think with I them, that I could “discharge the duties of a represen | tative with credit to myself or honor to my constitu ents.” 1 will therefore respectfully say to them, I am j not a candidate to represent this county in the next I General Assembly of Virginia GEO. W. ALLEN. RE-VACCINATION. I Of 130 persons attacked with small-pox in the course of eight years in the district of Prussia, 47 had not been vaccinated, and 92 had been vac cinated : of the unvaccinated 15 died, of the vac cinated one was lost. In addition to these, it was well known that ; 121 persons who had been vaccinated were in j immediate nlleudance upon the patients laboring j under small-pox, without becoming affected.— | I he susceptibility to infection Irom small-pox ap* pear9 to increase in a very regular progression, according to the number of years which have e j lapsed since the vaccination. At the end of the i eleventh year, the susceptibility to small-pox con ; tngion is again very considerable; and it appears j to reach its maximum after the sixteenth year.— I Almost the same progression a9 occurs in rel’cr j ence to the number of years since vaccination ; was performed, also occurs with reference to the j more perfectly developed or severe forms of Rmall i pox in the vaccinated : up to the fifteenth year not j more than the one-fourth of the vaccinated arc se ) verely affected : between the sixteenth and thir , lieth years somewhat more than one third, and flfter thirty years, halt of those attacked have i small-pox in a severe form. The following gen ; eral conclusion may he drawn : first, re-vaccina tion, as a general rule, is well undertaken he I tvveen 10 and 20 years of age, inasmuch as during [ this period the susceptibility or rrsusceptibility j to small-pox is greatest: second, from the ninth i to l,|c tenth year after the first vaccination, the j susceptibility to bn affected anew with the vac* I cino poison exists in a considerable degree ; re ! vaccination among thechildren of ton years of ago , having a like amount of efficacy, being succrss* | fill as frequently as among other individuals, j Dr. Schaffer, Mcdicinsche Zcilung, No. 13th i 1811.—Medical Gazette. January 5,1815.—Page 4G0. * “EVEN IN THE CANNON’S MOUTH.” Them is such avidity for rumors from VYaah I ington that we venture to copy the follow ing an . ccdoto from a letter received from there yestcr i day, although we think it perhaps as apocryphal i 38 *bn stories that the Oregon question ha9 been ; 8eHlcd : An attache to one of the Departments was following the lead of Mr. Allen, Mr. Cass, , and others by boasting of our superiority to Kng I land in military powers, and the probability of ( vanquishing her in case of war. One of the com pany rid killed bis vaunting fit a nil said, “ VY by, as tor yourself (». you wouldn’t dare In *av bon to a i goose?" “I don't know- as to that,” was the re I ply, “but 1 went up to 'lie Secretary of State to j ®nd said -Advkrtiskr# - - - -- _ flic National Intelligencer of Thursday says: —— V\ o understand tnat Andrrw* J. Donki.son, of j Tennessee, has been nominated to the Senate as Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia, in the place of f lKNnv VV heatoN, who is recalled, it is said, at his own request. A lady sent j|pr SRrvanl ,jie 0ibrr day for a ’ ^ 0 '“'"a Uookh, but confounding it with ar r | !?,° 10 brought home, a dose of that instead r • ’’ '°nkb, labelled, to be taken warm when ; going to bed. DREADFUL EFFECTS OF T1IE STORM. A correspondent of the Richmond Knquircr, writing from Old Point Comfort, says that the storm rmd llood at that place on tho 28th ult., were frightful. Kvery house on the Point was i Hooded; some of them had four to five feet of wa ter in them ; and tho occupants were compelled to take retugc in tho fort, where they were treat ed with great kindness. The writer estimates the damage sustained by the public property, principally work half completed, at $7,01)0. Pri vate property to the amount of about $3,000 was destroyed. 1 lio Norfolk Courier of Saturday afternoon saj’8 :—“We learn that a very respectable resi dent of the vicinity of Noll’s Island. (Currituck county.) N. C., arrived inourcity ibis mornin», who states that the effects ol the late storm were most awfully experienced on that part of the coast. He says that fifty families wore drowned on Noll 8 Island, and 1,000 head of cattle destroyed* I ho wild fowl suffered most severely—wild geese nimbi be taken in almost any quantity—some killed, others so much crippled as to bo easily seized, bring unable to escape.” At Norfolk, the wharves and stores were all inundated, roofs blown off,and great damage done to the shipping. At Portsmouth, a number of houses were totally’ destroyed. The loss of prop erty is estimated at $300,000. The United Stales Ship Pennsylvania, and the frigate Potomac, both went ashore during the gale—the former has been got off. Death of the "Fakir of .lea."—We learn with regret that Mr. Kaliab Marchall, well known throughout tho country, as the ‘Fakir of A va,’ died at Louisville on Tuesday last, of dropsy in tin* chest. * RICHMOND MARKET.—March 12, 1846. Floor.—There is little or no demand for this article; last sales at $ I 75. Cotton V arks.—Richmond and Manchester (Fac tory prices,) Nos. 4 to 12, 17 cts.; Nos. 12 to 20, |8cts. I’iiovisions—Smitlificld 7 a 7 l-2c.; Western and Baltimore 6 1-2 a 7c.; shoulders 5 1-2 a 6c.; hams 7 a 8 1-2 cents. Laud.—7 a 8 cents. Cattle.—Beef troiu $3 1-4 to $4 1-4 ; Sheep from $1 to $3 1-2. 1 Butter.—Mountain, wholesale, for common from 12 to 16 cts. Fresh Butter, from 16 to 20 cents. lions—$6 per hundred. Fish—Herrings, No. 1, $4 a 4 25'. Q-,^?rrEE‘—Ri>', 8 1-2 a 8 3-4 cts.; Laguyra, 8 1-4 a 5®t. Domingo, 6 3-4 »7; Java, 10 1-2 a 11. Teas.—Imperial and (iunpowder, 75 cents a $1,50 per ib.—Black, 50a 76 cts. Sugars.—New Orleans Sugars 6 1-4 a 7 1-4 cents; I orto Rico 7 a 7 1-4 cts; St. Croix 7 1-2 a 9 cents; Loar Sugars 13 1-2 cts. Molasses.—Cuba, 22a26cts; Porto Rico, 25 a30cts., New Orleans 28 a 30 cts. Candles.—Tallow 10 a 12 1-2; sperm 30 a 32; Hull’s Patent 13 cents per Ib. Oil. Winter sperm. 105cts.; whale 44c.; bleached do. ‘I.) a 55 ; Limood 72 to 75 cents. Soap, for brown 3 3-4 cts; white and variegated 12 a 14 per Ib. Salt.— $1,70 a 1,75. Plaster.— $4,75, basin bank; wharf 3,75. Tier ces ol 500 lbs, ground $1,75. Iron -Pig, $26 a $35; English $85 a 90 ; Sweden $95 ; Tredegar $ 100 ; Up Country liar $82 1-2 a 86. I Steel.—American blistered $110 per ton. h EATHERS.—29 a 30cts. per lb. for live geese. Cut Nails.—4 a 4 1-4 ccuts. per lb. Shot.—5 1-2 cents per Ib. Clovbksked.—Holders usk $6. Wistnr’s Balsam of Wild Cherry. THE GREAT REMEDY FOR CONSUMPTION. The extraordinary success attending the use of this medicine in diseases of the lungs, and the many singu lar cures it has effected, having naturally attracted the attention of many physicians, us well as'tlic whole fra ternity cf quacks, various conjectures mid surmises have arisen respecting its composition ; some physicians have supposed it to contain iodine, other ignorant pretenders say it must contain mercury, anil to some such substance they cnch attribute its singular efficacy. As such opin ! ions are altogether erroneous, and calculated to preju dice many persons against it, we PLEDGE OUR HONOUR that it contains nothing of this kind, or any thing the I least injurious; on the contrary, it is composed of the most simple substances, tho principal of which are the extracts of tar anil wild cherry bark, and the whole se cret of its efficacy consists in the mode by which they : are prepared. j None genuine without the written signature of I. Rutts. Be careful and get the genuine DR. WISTAR’S BALSAM OF WILD CHERRY. None genuine un less signed by I. BUTTS. Address all orders to SETII W. FOWLE, Boston, Mass. For sale by DR. BERKELEY and A. D. WREN, Staunton. March 12, 1 1-16. NOTICE. THE HERMETIC CLUB. Sfis/Fhere will bo a meeting of the IIkr ■ _ _ metic Club on Friday the 20th inst., : at 11 A o’clock, P. M. Business of the most vital importance will come before tho society. The question to be discussed is, “W’Ao is Unus Pnptt I furumP'’ By order of the President. RELIGIOUS NOTICE. Thk Lexington Presbytery will bold its next semi-annual meeting, in Staunton on Wednesday the 1st day of April, at I 7 o’clock, P. M. J. A. VAN LEAR, S. C. 17* Lexington and Harrisonburg papers will please copy the above notice. sa a ia ib ana is £> On Thursday the 26th ult., by the Rev. Samuel Brown, Mr. John C. Echard, to Miss Mary E. Wil j SON—all of Rockbridge. “May love’s sweetest, loveliest flowers, Ever in their pathway bloom, And joy, and hope, anil happiness, Their onward steps illume.”—[Com. On Thursday evening tho 12th inst., by the Rev. II. Wetzel, Mr. Abraham A. Lamb to Miss Louisa daughter of Mr. C. Stauhus—all of this county. On Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Henry Brown, Mr. Julius Mundav, of Charlottesville, to Miss Ann Maria Lipop, of Harrisonburg. At Philadelphia, on the 5th inst., by the Rev. L. F. Morgan, Rev. T. A. Morgan, of the Baltimore Conference, to Miss Elizabeth A., daughter of Dr. J. j F. Caldwell, of Philadelphia. ; On Thursday the 6th inst., by the Rev. E. Qnillin, | John S. Carlilr, Esq., of Barbour county, to Miss ; Mary Ellen, daughter of Dr. M. D. Gittings of Clarks burg, Va. By the Rev. J. J. Scott, on the 26th of February last, Dr. Alex. M. Garber to Miss Anna M., daughter of James Rhodes, Esq., of this county.—Sumter Countu (Ala.) (Pilin'. OBITUARY. DIED, on Tuesday morning last, iu this place, after I a lingering illness, of consumption, Mr. Benjamin F. I j La new —leaving a young wife to bemoan her sad be i reaveroent. T he deceased was a man of most amiable ■ temper and disposition, and was beloved and respected i by all who knew him. | DIED, at Millborough Springs, Bath county, VaM op. I the 23th of February last. Mrs Frances Snapp, leav I ing a devoted husband and a large family of children to I mourn their untimely loss. DIED, at his residence, in this county, on the Iflth ! ult., Capt. Samuel Crawford, aged about 60 years. The deceased was a good man—a worthy citizen, and had discharged in a roost exemplary and impartial man ner, for many years prior to his death, the duties of a ; magistrate.—Democrat. j DIED, near the Cross Roads, in Rockingham county, I °n Sunday the 8th inst., after a short illness, Mr. Jere miah Hook. i DIED, in Washington City, On Saturday tlic 7th inst., i Gen. John P. Van Ness, in the 77th year of his age. A GOOD SITUATION TOR A BLACKSMITH. r|OIF, BLACKSMITH SHOP at the Warm j * Springs, ia now vacant by the removal of the occupant for the last four or five years. It ia an excellent location for an industrious mart, as a Sfrcat number of horses are usually shod at the shop every year, and a good deal of plantation | | work to be executed. Bkm.ows, Anvil, Vice, and some other tools will be rented with the shop! There is a small dwelling house contiguous to it. i The whole will he let on moderate terms and the j rrnl taken out in work. Apply to Benjamin I Crawford, Esq, of Staunton. 1 March 10, 1810.— It SPRING_SUPPLY. DRUGS AND MEDICINES. WE aro now receiving our Spring Supply of DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS. &c., which we will sell on the most liberal terms. All orders entrusted to us will meet with prompt attention; and the articles he carefully selected and packed. Any articles shipped by us which fail to please both as to price and quality, may be returned at our cost. We exchange articles in our line for atty kind of Produce. Dr. J. N. BROCIvENBROUGH & CO., Druggists, Scottsville, Va. March 19, 1810.—tf NOTICE. PJ'MI K Partnership of Chawkord tc Cochran, * expires by limitation, on the 1st day of April, 1810. Crawford takes tho Stock of Goods on hand, and the debts and accounts that have accru ed since the 1st day of January, 1840. Cochran takes tho debts due on the 1st January 1840, and will pay all claims against the late firm. We respectfully request our old friends and customers to make payment without delay. BENJAMIN CRAWFORD, GEORGE M. COCHRAN. r|^HE Store will be carried on in my name after * the 1st of April, at the present stand, where I will offer a very large variety of NSW ©©OJBSo purchased for cash, and will be sold on terms that shall bo cheap, and give satisfaction to the pur chasers. 1 cannot close this short notice without expressing my sincere thanks to my friends and the public generally, for the very flattering sup port they have hitherto afforded me. They may rest assured that I am not unmindful of past fa vors; and I think I can say I am now so situated as to make it rather a matter of interest to my friends to call on me. BENJAMIN CRAWFORD. Staunton, March 1G, 1810. TIIE RICHMOND WHIG. DAILY, SEMMVEKKLY, AND WEEKLY. This paper being about lo be confided to the editorial care and control of RICHARD H. TOLER, Esq., the Proprietors, (who have paid ; I a heavy amount for the property in it,) deem the ! ! occasion not an unsuitable one to present its claims to the Whigs of Virginia, and of the Union, for a more extended patronage. Growing, as it has done, with the growth of the Whig party—of the principles and measures of which it will continue to he the zealous and uncompromising advocate—its proprietors have no reason to complain of the lukewarmness or in difference of their political associates heretofore. On the contrary, the wide circulation of their journal at this time inspires them with strong emotions of gratitude to the gallant and generous party to which it is indebted for its present pros perous condition. Hut they desire still farther to extend the sphere of its influence, and to increase its capacity for disseminating those sound princi ples of policy, which, they believe, with due de ference to thoso from whom they so widely differ, are not only essential to the preservation of con- I 8iitulional liberty, as understood by the Fathers of the Republic, but which lie at tfie very foun dation of the national prosperity and happiness. In thus asking their political friends, in Vir ginia particularly, for this additional proof of , their confidence and good will, the proprietors of the W big pledge themselves to exert every effort in their power to render the paper useful to its readers, as a vehicle both of general intelligence and of political discussion. Without, therefore, I entering into a minute detail of their plans and purposes, it is sufficient to say, that all their energies shall be directed lo the duty of making the paper altogether worthy of the confidence and support of the party, the name of which it bears. To that party they address themselves with en tire reliance that to their appeal a generous re sponse will be given. TERMS. Daily Paper, in the City, - - $ 8 00 Do. when mailed, » - *10 00 Semi*Weekly, single copy, * . ft 00 Five copies to one address, - - 20 00 Weekly, single copy, - - 2 00 Five copies of Weekly, - - b 00 Ten copies do. - . I ft 00 Payment, at these rates, must invariably be in ad vance. Address, on business, Gallaheii, Elliott, & Co. Til OS. M. BONDURANT, ROBERT II. G ALLA HER, WYATT M. ELLIOTT. March ID, 1S46. FOR SALE. ¥¥TILL ho sold on Monday the 23d instant, T " (being Court day.) at ibc corner of Messrs. Crawtord & Cochran’s Store in Staunton, a NEGRO WOMAN aged about 17 years with a Child twenty months old. Terms made known at thn sale. JOSEPH JAMISON, Acting for the Owner. Staunton, March 10, 181G. TUNING AND REPAIRING ipzia ss’cs) ms* "OERSONS wishing their Pianos Tuned or Re paired, may rely upon having them faithfully regulated, and reasonable charges made, by leav ing their orders with NASH & WOODHOUSE, Booksellers and dealers in Piano Fortes, 137 Main st. i Richmond, Feb. 2G, 181G. LAY IN YOUR SALT BEFORE Till'. WAR COMMENCES. I HAVE excellent salt in Barrels of 280 lbs. j * net, Liverpool and Ground Alum in excel lent sacks, low for cash or produce, (or on lime at time prices,) also, Treacle, Hacon, Corn, Oats, Flour, Buckwheat Flour,&c. &c.; and at reduced prices, Hats, Boots, Shoes and Sole Leather, Dry ( Joons and Groceries, very cheap. I hope all who have unsettled accounts will come and close them. E. MAY. Staunton, Jan. 8, 181G. FRESH GARDEN SEED. ¥ ANDREI 11 S GARDEN SEEDS,warrant ^ ed fresh anil genuine, just received and for by E. BERKELEY. Staunton, Feb. 12, 184(5. FRESH GARDEN SEEDS. I ANDIIK'l'irs Fresh CAIIDBN SHKDS, Bji just received and for sale by A. D. WREN. March 12, 1810. VKK8SS 8UBWLV. ¥ UST RECF1V El), a Fresh Supply of HOPS, i ° CHEESE, DOMESTICS, Ac. Ac. For *a!eby E. MAY. March 12, 1810. | UST received 3,000 poands -t' BAR LEAD and SHOP of all sives. Also, 10 barrels FISH OIL. For sale bv ISAAC PAUL & CO. Dec. 18, 1843. I BOOT AND SHOE MAKES?®. DEWITT V. HARRY, gr| RESPECTFULLY informs his Wj ^ A*1 friends and the public general* that he has just received from the North a splendid assortment of FASHIONABLE LASTS, Of all sizes, and is now prepared to executo all orders in his line with neatness and despatch. SB* llo has always on hand the very best materials suitable for Gentlemen and Ladies' wear. He returns his thanks for the very liberal pa trdhage heretofore received, and hopes for a con tinuance of tho same. His shop is at the old stand opposite the Eagle Tavern. BSP** He will do repairing in the neatest man ner and at tiie shortest notice. DEWITT C. HARRY. Staunton, March 5, 1810. PIANO-FORTES, A.T NOKTHEIt:* PRICKS.' —-ojo— j WB are constantly supplied with from twelve , “ " to twenty wuawiiimsa, in our establishment in this city, which we will sell at Northern prices; and to those who are in the habit of purchasing at the North wo would say, that they may select their instruments here, and after ascertaining for themselves the prices North, may return and take ours at the same j rates—adding expenses. NASH & WOODHOUSE, Booksellers, Stationers and Piano- Forto Dealers, 137 Main Street. Richmond, March 12, 1810. NEW_SH0P. CHARLES H, BALL, ■RESPECTFULLY informs his friends and1 the public generally,that lie has opened a SADDLER’S SHOP, j in tho corner house immediately opposite the Washington Hotel ; j where he will be happy to execute ' all orders in the line of his busi- , ness—such as CARRIAGE AND j WAGON II A R N ESS, HRI- ; DUES, COLLARS, AND SAD DLES every description, TRAVELLING' TRUNKS, CARPET BAGS, &c , all of which he will sell low for cash, or exchange for Coun try produce, at the cash market price. Staunton, March 12, 1840.—Gin IN PHKSS. A ND will ho published nnd placed in the * * Stores of Staunton and Harrisonburg in a few days for sale, A ‘E'AS&Es Showing the exact value of all the different kinds of Plank and Scantling, in proportion to the pri-i ces of inch Plank, BY JOHN ZIZCB, Mt. Crawford, Rockingham Covntv, Va. This 'Fable will he found of great value to all persons engaged in .he sale of Lumber. [Copy I'iglit secured according to Law.] March 5, 1810. CANE AND RUSH SEAT CHAIRS. A. D. CHANDLER, f| AS just received a lot of CAN E AND RUSH SLAT CHAIRS. Also, a fine lot of Rock ing Chairs, that he is selling at the Factor)' prices. He also lias on hand a fine supply of CABINET FURNITURE, of his own make, that lie is selling greatly below his former prices. Call and see.° ° A. L). CHANDLER, Next door to the Post Office. Staunton, Feb. 19, 18iG. BRANDRETH'S IMI.IS. THE PUBLIC.—'1 he unprecedented success A which has resulted from the adoption of Bran dreth’r Pills, during n period of upwards of nine ty )ears ; the numerous and extraordinary cures which they have performed upon hundreds of individuals, whom they have rescued from almost inevitable death, after they had been pronounced incurable by the most eminent of the faculty—justify J)r. Benj. Branpretii, the proprietor of this Vegetable Universal Msm cine, in warmly and conscientiously recommending it to the especial notice of the public. I hese Pills do indeed ‘'assist nature” to all she can do for the purification of the human 1h>,Iv ; yet there are numbers whose cases arc so bad, and whose bodies are so much debilitated, that all that can reasonably be ex pected, is temporary relief; nevertheless some who have commenced using these Pills under the most trying circumstances of bodily a III ict ion. when almost .very other remedy had been altogether unavailing, have been restored to health and happiness Iiy their use. Dr. Brandrcth has to return thanks to a generous and en lightened public, for the patronage they have bestowed on him ; and he hopes, by preparing the medicine as he has ever done, to merit a continuation of favors. EEWAHE OF OOUKTEnmiTS ! The genuine Brandrcth Bills can be obtained at the following tdaccs . William Kyle, Staunton; W. TV. King, Wavnesbo rough ; Kemper Holt, Churcbville ; P? A. Ilciskcll, Lebanon. Wilt. Sulphur Springs; J . ll.Syrcle,Parnas‘ sus ; II. Mcsscrsmith, Mt.Solon ; J. ('. Holer. Mt. Sid ney ; .las. M. Stout, NcW- Hope; f). TV . \V h it more, Mt. Meridian; 15. F. Graham, Greenville; das. S. Guy, Deerfield ; M'Guflin & Co. Midway; Col. TV. 11. Allen, Green Valley, Bath co.; John Dickinson. Mill borough Springs; Crawford & Co., Warm Sprint*. Feb. 2G, 1816. JUST RECEIVED, A DDITIONAL supplies of DRUGS AND -**- MEDICINES, vi/,: Iodide Potash, Pul v’d. Rhubarb, Oil Cloves, Oil Peppennent, Or* ris Root, Red Precipitate, Siidliiz anti Soda ' Powders, Pnlv’d. Jalrtp, Sup. Carb. Soda, Gold j Leaf. Thompson's Compound Syrup of Tiir and Wood Naptha. Swaim’s Panacea, Houck’s Panacea, Turling ! ton’s Balsam,kc. &n., which will he sold on rea sonable terms. E. BERKELEY. Staunton, Fob. 5, 18 IG. ! WAX' I). j I /\r\ CORDS of GOOD BARK. Ohesniit Isrlr Oak would bo preferred, but w-e will take some White and Black Oak. ALEXANDER k MAYSK. Staunton, March 12, 181G.—3m I ifnsLio i SALE OF LANDS, IN PENDLETON, VA. *>1»» ■ 1 N> Y virtue of a decreo of tho Superior Court -*^of Law nnd Chancery holden for Augusta County, pronounced on tho 15th of November, (1815, in the case of John Hoggs, surviving Exe cutor of Aaron Kee, dec’d., plaintiff, nnd William McClung, William IMcCoy, and others, defen dants, ono or both of us will proceed, as special Commissioners appointed for that purpose, on Monday the 11th day of May next, in tho town of Franklin, county of Pendleton, to sell at pub lic auction, to tho highest bidder, tho following real properly belonging to the estate of the said Aaron Kee, dec’d., viz : THE SALT PETRE WORKS. This property lying on the South Branch, three miles above Franklin, contains in several separate and adjoining tracts, between SEVEN AND EIGHT HUNDRED ACRES; about 120 acres of which are cleared, and tho larger portion river bottom, in a good statu of cultivation and well adapted to the growth of coUi and other grains— tho other portion of the cleared lands is in pasture. On this property is a Comfortable MMOl/SfJ JML and other out-houses, a good APPLEjlll^H ORCHARD, and an excellent Spring. I lie balance ol the lands attached to this concert! aro rough and mountainous, and valuable only for the timber, and as atfording several SALT-PETRE CAVES, which were, during the last War, before and since; worked to great profit by A. Kee rind others, and which, it is believed might, in tho event of ano ther “War,” bo again worked to considerable ad vantage. Besides tho advantages held out td men of capital and enterprise, resulting from tho connection of this property with the Salt-Petrd Caves, there are other inducements of equal. If not paramount interest nnd importance, growing out of the advantages of water-power, which this property affords, 'flic South Branch, Tor the tlis lance of about a mile, runs through this plopeHy, within a few rods of the Petre Caves, affording at all seasons of tho year ample water-power for almost any manufacturing purposes ; besides, it ig believed that this locality would he a very favor able ono for a Woollen .Manufactory upon a small scale. A tract of land and plantation In the Bulfaloo Hills, four or five miles north from Franklin; containing, it is believed, upwards of 1 his land is well adapted to the growth of both grain and grass, and is lor tho most part improved; and under IVncc, and has on it a tolerable DWELLING HOUSE and ORCHARD. A tract lying about I J miles north ol franklin, between and adjoining tho lands of J. F. Johnson, M. IMcCoy, and Wi Thompson, conlaining about 30 Meres, the most of which has been cleared and in culti vation, but, at present, it is a common, and thb fence greatly dilapidated. A tract of 23 Meres, eleven miles north-east from Franklin, and ad joining the lands of Geo. Coile and Z. Dyer, on the west side, believed to he in woods. One HOUSE AND LOT in Franklin, at present occupied ns a Tavern by Jos. E. Cray .opposite the Court House, on the main street, i his property is thought to be very valuable, ns aflurding the best site fo^ public bu siness in the town ol Franklin. And also r. GRASS LOT ad;lining James Skidmore, and north and bctweeH his lot and the spring lot, on the back street. A more minute description of this property is deem ed unnecessary, as persons wishing to purchase will examine for themselves previous to the dav of sale. Such persons are referred to J. B. Ivee, Esq., residing at the Peirc Works, and to Win. McCoy, Esq., in franklin, who will shew the property and give any information concerning it; or any part ol ii, that may be required. Terms of Sale :—One-fourth of the pufehadd money to be paid down, the residue in three equal payments of twelve, eighteen and twenty-four months from the day of sale, the purchasers to execute bonds with approved security for the de ferred payments, and the title withheld till Jiay ment ot the purchase money is mnde. A more particular and detailed description of the property will he given on the day of sale. The town pro perty will be sold on the premises, and that itt the country before the front door of the Court House. The sale will commence at 11 o’clock. If from any cause the sales should not be com pleted on the above memioned day, tho sale wilt he continued the next day, and front day to day; if necessary, until completed. GEO. W. AMISS, JAMES POINTS, 3 Comni March 10, I84G.—tds. J he Harrisonburg Republican will copjf th<- above till day of sale, and send account td this office for collection. VIRGINIA At Rules held in the Clerk’d ” Office of the Circuit Superior Court of Law an.i Chancery for Augusta County, March thd 3rd, 1810— Isaac Hall, Adm’r. with tho will annexed of James \V- Douglass, dec’ll., Francis A. Douglass, Eleanor Douglass, Sarah Douglass, Martha Douglass, and Alexander Douglass, Widow and Devisees of the said James W. Douglass* dec’d.— Plaintiffs, AGAINST Alexander Douglas*, Marcus TI. Goshen, .tohii McCutchen, and Mary G. his wife, lato Mar* G. Douglass—Defendants. IN CHANCERY. The Defendants not having entered their an* pea ranee and given security according to the act ol Assembly anil the rules of this Court, and it appealing v.jr ooii.-.fjuiuiy evidence Dial mey «it> not inhabitants of this Commonwealth : It i'g ordered, that the said Defendants do appear here on tho 1st day of tho next Term, (June 1st, 1840,) and answer the hill of the Plaintiffs, and lhatVt copy of this order he forthwith inserted in some newspaper published in Staunton, for two months successively, and posted at the from door of the Court-house of Augusta county. A Copy—Teste, NIC IPS. C. KINNEY, C. C. March 12, 1840, VflRGINlA:—At Rules held in the Clerk’d T Office of the Circuit Superior Court of Laxtf and Chancery, for Augusta County, March thd j 3rd, 1840— John N. Ilendron—Plaintiff, AOAIS9T Thomas A. Turk, Robert Curry and John Hctl* dren—Defendants. IN CHANCERY. The Defendant Robert Curry, not hnVinrr en tered Ins appearance and given security according to the act of Assembly and the. ruler, of this Court , and it appearing by satisfactory evidence, that ho is not an inhabitant of this Commonwealth * It .3 ordered, that the said Defendants do appear ! here on the 1st day of the next Term, f.luho 1st, 1840.) and answer the hill of the Plaintiff, and that a copy of this order he forthwith inserted in some newspaper printed in Staunton, for two months successively, and posted at the front doof of tho Court-house of Augusta County. A Copy—Teste, .. NICIES, c. KINNEY, C, «. March 12, 1810. 1/> PARRELS Hydraulic Ctfnem Lime, «§* ■* ^ coived and for sale by . . o « ,SAAC Hia Ar CO. July 3, 1813.