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«=-r~:. ■ • . . ._ _ RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, MARCH 10. 1831. ‘voLi XXVII...NO. 100.
vsr *« onwuinvn » iwicoa week gonernllv »nu
tunes a weok during the aeasion of the Stato Legislature
»nee, theaame aa heretofore, Fivo Dollars por annum, payablo in
•draftee. Notea of chartered, apecie-paying banks, (only) will be
tMo.rodln paymeut. WI he Editor* will gurantue ths safety of ra
Wf|l r*tb°m bf tnail;lhe |>o$k"c of all Tetters being paid, by the
Bp N° |>ip«rwillli« diieontini>(d(biit at the discretion ofthe
, *°”i[ <nt|l •!! arrearage* have been paid up.
. W‘ Whoever will guarantee the payment of nine paper* shall
bava the tonth GRATIS.
JT" Ooeaquara, OR LBSS—First insertion 75aenla—eachcon
tlauancn, 30 cents.
•**Noadvertiaoinentinserted,until it has either been paidfor.or
pfcmimod hy aome peraon in this city, or ite environ*. _
BRIMMER, a beautiful bay,ol good size,and great
power, will stand Ibe pretent season at the sub
scriber's Farm, on Fiue Creek, in Powhatan County,
and will cover mares until ihn 10 h of July next, at
fifteen doHa-a a mare; three of which will be remit
tod,*. paid by the 1st October next, and $25 for
fnaaraoce; twenty-five ceuls to the Groom in all
eaaea. Good pasturage will be furnished gratis, great
care will be takeu to preveot accident*; but 1 will not
bn responsible for any which may happen.
Brimmer waa gotten by Herod, his dam by Robin
Redbreast, hi* grand dam by Shark, great grand dam
by Clive, g g grand dam by Lath, g g g grand dam
by Baylor's Fearnough’, g g g g grand dam by Old
Janus, KMII K«nd darn by Whitting'on, g g g
I f f grand dam by O d Janus. JOHN GOODE.
Brimmer's Pedigree explained. Herod was got
Ion by Thomas C. Bunbury's Diomed, Diomed by Flo
ristl, in England, Ftoriz-I by Herod, Herod by Mr.
Croit’s celebrated horse Partner; Robin Redbreast was
gotten by lha Etrl, of Derby's horse Sir Peter Teozel,
Sir Peter Teazel by Highilyher, Highflygher by He
rod, Herod by Mr. Croft’s Partner; Shark was got
tau by Marsh, Marsh by Lord, Godolphius Arabian
Horse,) who was called the Godolphin Arabian;
Clive was gotten by Btylor’s Fearnought, Fearnought
by Rogulus, Regulus by the Godolphin Arabian;
Luth was gotten by the GxJolphin Arabian; Whiltiog
loo was gotten hv Lord Lowiher’e Barb Horse, who
wsa railed the White legged Lawther Barb.
- March 8 99—10 *
|| AND FOR SALK.—Tlie subscriber, wirhing to
JLi seek a climate more congenial to his constitution,
offers for sale, all his lands in the county of King and
Queen: One tract adjoining the Mattapony River,
about 5 miles from Walkerton, and 4 miles from Ay
lett'e, on the main road leading from Walkerton to
Duukirk, containing 512 acres, mostly wooded, consist
ing of Pine, Oak, and Hickory.
This land is of good quality, and the soil well adapt
ed to corn and wheat, iu a healthy aud wealthy neigh
borhood. On this tract the improvements are but
■mall, but a desirable situation lor improvements with
a spring el excellent water convenient.
Also, ano-her tract of 100 acres, well timbered; the i
timbered consist of excellent Piue for plank. Oak, aud i
Hickory; situated about one mile (tom Walkerton, and '
as it respects fertility and soil, equal to any high laud i
in the country.
Also, that valuable and well known establishment,
celled “ Walkerton,” situated on the margin of the
Mattapony River, containing 60 acres of land, a small
two story Dwelling Kitchen, Smoke House, Barn, and
Stable. Also, a Store-House, Granary, Wharf, and a 1
valuable Ferry, with a new and superior built Ferry 1
Boat, and a comfortable House, for the Ferrymen. '
Gentlemen merchants wishing a situation in the conn- 1
try, to carry on the mercantile business, can now be
accommodated, either by purchase, or a lease for a
term of years
The above property will be aold to any gentleman
privately, on or before the second Monday in June
next, that being King and Queen Court day. If no
•ale is tlL-cted before that time, 1 shall offer it for sale
on that day, at public Auction, to the highest bidder.
Immediate possession can be had. For terms, which
will be accommodating, apply to me at King &. Q teen
Court Hons*, Virginia. THACKER MUIRE
March 8. 99—2: & 2t 15 M
dk /W\ REWARD.—Rauawny from the sub
yp vF^-F scribert, residing in the county of
Buckingham, a negro man, Manser, anti his wife, M»
litula.—Mtnser is about the ordinary size, between 25
and SO years of age, complexion rattier yellow ; hr
bss a I ?rge sear on his breast, occasioned from a burn
when small; he is a harmless, inoffensive negro. Ma
linda about the same age as the man, of ordinary size,
has a very uncommon bushy head of hair, rattier of
Indian complexion, witli some dark freckles,iu Iter lace:
■lie is a very intelligent woman and was principally
raised on Kanawha, near the Salt Works; she is well
acquainted in the counties of Bedford and Giles; site
Was the property of Joseph Evans, who owned said
woman two years, and lived in the county of Giles;
Evans purchased her of Brown & ClHyter, Lynchburg.
We will give a reward of $50 each, if taken out of the
J'ate, so that we get them again, or $20 each if taken
n ti e State, and secured in jail, so that we get them.
Buckingham county, Va. Feb. 21. 91 —10t*
Session ol five inonlhe, will commence on ttie 6'h
ol March, and terminate on the 6h of August. The
course ol instruction will lie simitar to that which has
been pursued in the School for the last live months, anil
will be directed with a view to preparation for the
claasea in th» University. I have ma la an arrange
ment with Mr. Hugh (Jahi.and, life of Hampden
Sydney College, who will aid me in the superinten
dence of the school. Tne terms of admission will he a*
For 'he English branches ol Education, per session
ol 5 months $15,
For Ancient Languages and Mathemalick* $20.
For Itaard and Lodging, including washing and at
tendance, fuel and candles $55.
For French $5.
Mr. Fkrro.v, a native of France, and an experienc
ed Teacher, is expected lo give in* ruction in the
French Langung*. The Tuition Feet, and one-half
the payment for Board, will be required in advance;
the other hall In two months.
Feb. 26 95 —6t A L HOLLADAY.
Mrs. CiiAMtir.Rs having declined keeping the
Wayno Tavern In tlii* place, the subacriber, late ol
Wayneabnrough, has been induced to lease this exten
sive Establishment, formerly kept by Mr. James EJ
mondson, for a term of years, and takes pleasure in an
nouncing to his Iriends anti tiie public, that it is now
open for the reception of company. The house is in
excellent repair—and having been furnished in supe
rior style, and provided with the (test servant* and ma
terial* for genteel accommodation, the subscriber pledg
es himself that by unremitting attention to business, en
tire satisfaction will be given to all who snay favor him
with their company.
Messrs. Porter Si Belden’a l.ine of Slages between
this place and Gnyandotte, will henceforth stop at (his |
house; which will aflord to passengers hound to any of
the Virginia Spring* or other points westward, the most
speedy opportunity of entrance.—To which subject the
subscriber promises the most prompt attention.
rci«. 26. 'f L. HARMAN.
Richmond cotton factory.—Th« 8«t»
scrihers offer for sale, at their Office, near Shocker
Warehouse, the following good* made at their Factory:
4-4 Cothm Sheetings
3-4 do Shirtings
Stout Cotton Otnaburgs, 29 inches wide
And a general assortment of Cotton Yarns.
These good* ar- believed to be equal in quality to
any made in the Unit'd 8 ate*, and will he sold as low
as goods of similar quality ran be puiehased lo the Nor
thern Markets.
The highest price will be given fur prime Cotton.
Sept 24. 9 40—tf
Will l E ' i \ h PLANK I he subscriber ts m
want of a quantity of seasoned White Oak
Plank—from 12 lo 14 Inches wide, one Inrb thick; for
which the highest price will he us’d, I* si'p'ltation be
immediately made. MADISON WALTHALL.
M arch 8. 99 - 8t
7{T BUSHELS Clover SeetL Timi thy, Orchard,
4/ end Herds’ Ora«« Serd—for s»le by
March 8 99 »
|WTICE —The firm of Thomas Hick.on & Co., o
karinville, Prince Edward. Virgiuia, is this dat
diaaolved by mutual consent. Persons having claim
will present them for payment, and those indebted wil
please make immediate payment to Tbomaa Hickson
wno la aulhoiized to settle the business.
r arinville, March 1, 1831.
THOMAS HICKMAN avail# himself of tliia me^
thod to acquaint the customers of the concern
and public generally, that he intends continuing the
business at lbs old stand, and will shortly be in receipi
of a general assortment of Fre-h Goods, which will
be sold on the most accommodating terms.
_March 8. gg—44
ALL of lands and slaves postponed, owing to the
previous inclemency ef the weather, which ren
dered the 19th in*t. an unsuitable day for the sale ol
the Cary’a brook estate* of land* and slaves, heretofore
* ^hli piper.—The uid sale wai postponed
to Wednesdiy the 16th diy of Mirch next when it will
certainly take place on the premises and on the terms
as in the aaid former advertisement mentioned—If no
impediment by unfavora’.deneae of weather should
again occur—and in that event, the sale will be pro
ceeded in on the 6ret day after the said impediment
shall have been removed. W. TIMBERLAKE,
Adm'r. with the will annexed
Jan. 29. 83-tds ^ Wilson J. Cary dec’d.
LAND*—Pumuaut to a decree of the Superior
Uourt ot Chancery for the Richmond District, pi5
uounced on the llih day of January, 1881, in the case
ol Bray’s Ex’or. oa. Archer, fits.; I shall, on Saturday
the 2J day of April, 1831, at 11 o’cleek A M. on the
premises,offer for sale, ut public auction, to the high
est bidder, for cash, the tract of land mtntioned in the
proceedings in the said cause, to wi : a tract of land
lying in the County of Chesterfield, near the court
house, and adjoioing the lauds of William Wlnfree,
James McGee aud Leonard Nunnally, containing 281
acres, more or less—which was sold by Edwin W.
Poindex’er to Rohr. P. Archer in 1827.
J. GUERRANT, m a. a. c. c. r. d.
or one ot his deputies.
March 8 97—td*
Mother ol Matthew H. Branch, who is be -
M. tween 70 and 80 year* old, it anxious to hod his
residence. He left the county of Chesterfield in the
f*r 1821. When last heard Irorn, be was iu L-xing
on, Kentucky. Any information rerpecting him will
ae consoling to his mother.
> O’ The Printers in Kentucky will bs kind enough
o publish the above. TAB1THA BRANCH.
March 8._ 99 _3,
ERS—I want an Overseer for a farm: To ot:e
bat can come well 1 ecomuiended, (and none others
teed apply) liberal wager will be given. Two cr three
i'gro Carpc-nters, will find employment at gcod wages:
10 able bodied labourers wanted, by the month, to sho
rel dirt.—The highest wages pah'. —Apply to
„ . N. F. DUNN,
M arch 3 97—8t Powhatan Coal Afttus.
Lunatic hospital^ wTlliamshuro —
Notice Is hereby given that all the cells in this ic
itution are occupied, and that no more patients will
•e received until some of the said cells are vacant;
In* notice of which will be given. By order ol the
Sourt of Directors. L. HENLEY.
M»y 26. 4—tf
House, Sign,Chairs, and Ornamental Painting, Gild
ing, S(C.
THE subscribtr, truly grateful for the patronage he
has received during the last ten years, respect
luBy Informs the citizens of Richmond, and the public
generally, thaj he has taken a great deal ol pains to per
fect himself in bis profession, and invites them to call
at bis old stand, next door to the Compiler otiice, and
examine his imitations of wood and marble.
Oiders from the country in his line attended 'o.
Dee. 14. 64-tf C. W. McHINNESS
T^TOIICE.—The keep ng of the Manchester and
Petersburg Turnpike Road, in complete repair
will be let, by section-, to the lowest bidder, who can
give satisfactory security for the performance of Ihe
werk. 011 the 25th day ol March n-xt, or the first fair
1'ay thereafter, at the Hall-way House on said road,
kept by Capt. Willia.n Hatcher—at wbirh lime what
la meant by said keeping iu repair will he fullv explain
March 3. 97—ZawM
m lg-riUVi r* c. i\*-111 r,— l lie subscriber* have aso
X_y riated theiuselve* in business, under ilia firm ol
Bell, Price, fit Co., and will open in a lew week-, (at
the corner obliquely opposite th • Ball Tavern) a g*-ne
ral assortment ol Staple and Fancy, Foreign and Do
mestic, Dry Good-; to which they invite the attention
ol Country Merchants, their 'riends, and others, with
the a«surauce that nothing shall he wanting on their
part, to deserve the putdic pdrnnave.
D TNI IL Ihe receipt of ih* Goods mentioned above,
Benjamin Llo>d Belt will continue (as heretoloro
advertised, and at the same place,) to dispose of ihe
stock now on hand, (mo«t of which is of recent pur
chases) at very reduced rates— preparatory to their fi
nal disposition, which will take place before the new
concern goes into ( peration.
March 8. 99—2w4w
seen Doctor) Clark’s Wheat and Oat T! reshing
Machine, wliich haa been in operation at Mr. Lay’s
Ware House In this City, during the last three weeks,
and have no hesitation in saying it far surpasses any
idsa we had previously entertained of it.
•The construeteon is very simple, being entirely of
Wood and Wrought Iron, which can be easily repaired
(if necessary) by ordinary mechanic*; it require less
power, and threrbes as clean as any other machine we
have seen in u*e.
As regard* the quantity, it is evident that if led as
fa-t a* the machine will di-pose of it, one person may
get out as much per day as his hands can take rare of.
Many ot us have engaged machine* Irnm Mi*. Lay,
(the Agent,) and we recommend them to our coun'ry
friends, as a cheap, eronoviical, and useful improve
ment. Richmond, February 2, 1831.
The price* o( the Machine sre, for one horse power
$50, $55, and $60 ; and for two horses, from $60 In
$75, according to the size preferrel, At a mndera'e
estimate, it i* believed that the former will thresh 150
to 250, and the latter 300 to 400 bushels per day, il pro
perly attended. Il.un Machines can be fitruishad for
$40 to $45
Tb* Subscriber, a* General Agent, will sell the Pa
tent R'glit for making, vending, and using. In the dif
ferent counties in ilu* Stale, North and South Carolina,
ari-1 Georgia: and will furnish Machine?, with or with
out the hors* power, deliverabla here, or send them to
sueli other places as may be designated.
February 10, 1831. 88—2<w2m JOHN O LAY.
r|V> MILLERS.— We wish fo employ lor the nei
■ season a head and serond Miller—None need ap
ply unless they ere well recommended lor their ca
bapility, industry and sobriety.
Virginia Mills March 9. 91 Itttlff
A i lather WANTED*—*A isgdy w«ll Maltl
ed to teach all the branches of a Polite English
Educstion, with music, is desired in a private family
Letters, post paid, to Win. Cook, Liberty, Va., will lx
promptly answered.
March 3. 97—2aw8w
RSON8 havii.g claims against ihe Estate o
K-lwin Lumpkin, deceased, late of the eonn'y o
King 8t Queen, are reque-t?d to bring them forward
and aurh as are indebted to said Estate are desired ti
make immediate payment.
JAS. GOV AN. Jr. EtVr of
Feb. 24 9t» w4w Edward Lumpkin, dee
1 TW’ONCE ta Undertakers.—The subscribers ivill
1 w receive proposals until the 7th day ol April next,
lor building a Clerk’s Office at Nottoway Courthouse,
ol 1 the tallowing dimensions ami material* : The
House lo be 31 leet tang, by 19 leet wide, from outside
to oul-ide of Brick r the walls two leet thick trom the
base, (which is lo I o sufficiently deep to ensure a good
aud sufficient louuditiou,) up lo the Hour, wlrch i* to
be two tret Irom the surface of the ground—the widl
up to this point may be either ol good britk or stone ;
the pitch of the rooms 11 feet, the wall* 12 niche*
thick, a partition wall ol brick dividing the Hou-e into
two room*, aud a chimney at each eud of the House.
Sills withiu the walls on which the sleepers are lo re*l,
with stud* reaching to Ihe ceiling, the wlio’e to be
j lathed and plastered, leaving a space of two inches be
tween the laths and wall*.—Ths floors to ba tongued
and grooved, wa>h and chair-hoard*. An out door to
each room, and a partition door , four wiuiow*, 18
lights, 10 by 12, with iron gra es. The door* to be I
furnished with good and sufficient tacks and hi-tges.
The House to be well sheeted and covered with slate
of good quality. The whole of the brick to be«t good
quality, hard and well burn!, and all Ihe limbers of
good heart pine, and woll seasoned. The work lo be
bnished within the present year; executed faithfully
and in workman-like atyla. The money will be paid
iu November next, or as soon as the wirk is complet
ed and received. All letters addressed to (lie under
signed, at Nottoway Courthouse, (post paid) will be
attended to. Should no contract be maJe (or he above
work, earlier than the 7tb of April next, it will theu be
lei lo the lowest bidder, it being Nottoway Court day.
_£eb_26 05-2.iwtdLg A. A. CAMPBELL.
IpuLLmu «. UAI, rtMprctfiilly inlorin their
friends and the public generally, that they con
tinue the
At the old established stand, sign of the Black B»y
and Mortar, Market Square, where they offer tor
sale, at unusual low prices, a large and general assort
ment ol fresh and genuine Medicines, Paints, Dye
stuffs, Window Glass, Perfumery, Fancy Ariicles, and
latent Medicines of every description—To which will
be added regular supplies of every article in tb:lr
| line, from the Northern Cities.
j All of which they will sell at wholesale or retail,
on such terms as cannot fail io give saiisfartmu.
Merchants, Physicians, and the Po'. lie generally,
, are requested to call and examine .for themselves, be
fore purchasing elsewhere. THOMAS PULLING,
Feb. 26. 95—2aw8w&w4w MUSCO L DAY.
OTICE.—Was committed to the Jail of Nottoway
-L » County, ou the 14 h day of November, 1330, as a
runaway, a negro man, who calls himself PEYTON.
COUSINS, and who also says that .lie was born free,
and that he was raised in the County of Charlotto.
He is about thirty years old, nearly six feet high co- |
lor black, no particular inatk recollected. The owner,
if any, is requested to come forward, prove properly, '
pay chaiges, and take him away, or ho will be dealt 1
with according to law.
If any person or persons in the county of Charlotte,
can produce satisfactory evidence to the County Court
of Nottoway, that the above named Peyton Cousins is
entitled to his freedom, they are respectfully requested
to do so. _ A. A. CAMPBELL.
_ - 95—wl2w Jailor ot Nottoway County.
THIS Stage will leave Warrenton every Tue.rday
and Saturday at 3 o’clock P. M , artive at Oxford
same day: Leave Oxfored every Wednesday and »nur
day at 4 o’clock A. M. and arrive at I) nville at 9 P. M.
same days. Leave Danville every Monday and Thurs
day af 5 o’clock A. M. and arrive at Mil'on at 8 A. M.
and at Oxford same days; leave Oxford at 4 o’clock A
M. every Titeaday and Saturday and arrive at Warren
ton in time for passengers to tako the stage north to Pe
This route combines more advantages and facilities
than most routes in the southern country; end for cotil
lon and convenience it is not surpassed. Persons tra
veiling to Petersburg, Richmond, or any place ti the
north can enter the stage at Danville either Monday or
Thursday at 5 AM. arrive at Miltou al 8 o’clock and at
Warrenton next days in time for the stage going nor'h
ward and arrive at Petersburg Wednesday and Satur
I tl-y by 3 o’clock P. M. Thus performming the route
| of 177 MiLs in three days Price of Fare thr< ugh
|$10 O'Land arrive in New-York in six days from Dan
j villa or Milton. Persons travelling south can leave Pe
tersburg every Monday and Thursday and arriv# at
Ws-rcnton next days in time to take the rtige or Milton
• or Danville.
I'hi* line Intersect* at Warrenlon the n am daily line
running Nor h or South. It also meets tha Norlo:k
lino tn<« Mm freesborough and Halifax, N. C. Persons
raveliing north, who do not wi,h to go through Peters
burg, can go ut.ihi* lin ■ to Norfolk and there meet the
S eam Moats, direct to Washington City, Bil imore,
Thi« fine also meets at Oxford a stage troin Rtleigb._
At Milton it also intersects the stage line from Freder
icksburg, Va., to Powelton, Georg a — And at Danville
meets with a line of stages from Lynchburg, Va , and
| another Iroin Salem, N.C. twice a week, which extend*
»ia Morganton, BrinJIetown, Greenville, Uc. to the
The Proprietor pledges himself to keep comfortable
Coaches, first rate teams, sober and steady drivers_
and by these means hopes to obtain a share of patron
Passage from Warrenlon to Dmville $5 00. All bag
Pgige and arcols at the risk ot the owner-.
February 24. 94—w6w JAMES W JEFFREYS.
NOTICE.—Was committed to the Jail o! Gray ton
County, on the 3rd day of October, 1830, a negro
mao supposed to be a runaway, who calls his name
Tom, and says he belongs to Elijah Gaton of Chester
District, South Carolina. Tom is about 5 feet f) or 10
inches high, supposed to be upwards of thir y-years ot
age, tolerably black color. Speaks quirk, when spo
ken to, the owner is requested to call, prove property,
pay charges, ami take him away—or he will be dealt
with according to law. JEREMIAH JENNINGS
■*«>• _77—w!2w Jailor.
• l OIL YK VS at LAW—The Subscribers will
regularly attend the courts hr Id in the city ol Rich
mond. Thfy promise fstihful and diligent attention lo
any business entrusted to them. A. L. BOTTS.
. f , CH. T. BO I TS.
A L Bolts proposes lo establish in the city of Rich
mond a General Agency Office in connexion with the
! practice '.be Law—to collect claims and to secure
debta—.o e.ieel sales of etork of all descriptions, pub
licly or privately—to procure loans of money, and to [
dispose ot the same. In every ins auce the commis
sions will Uj moderate. .
The subscriber would he glad to draw deed* of con
veyances, and in trust deed* to act a* Trustee.
Any person having claims ol a doubtful character
would do well to apply to him o have them arranged,
,*» '* ,,,ey plea**, conditir n illy—in any matter ol
dilficiiliy, a do legal advice will be procured without
additto a! charge.
Having nil extensive acquaintance in the State,
those Wishing to lend or borrow sum* of money would
•lo W-ll to appiy to him—This ran be done free of pos
an'i if no! suitdMy negoti Mfd no lout or intonvp- |
u?|C|0 C4n i^e Every honorable exertion
shall tie u*«d and not the most remote risque hazarded,
as far as the subscriber is concerned,in sny transaction
entru ted to him by seller or buyer, borrow r or Ito
Having been f.»r the last ten years a in*mb«r of the
ounrii of Virginia, he has necessarily become conver
versant wi h the subject of land claim*for revolution
aty sertures —Such claims will he ationdcd to for the
eomtif eiMl compensation of one fourth If obtained, no
mu V'i* allowed. In attet ding to such claims he
will be aided by a gentleman of much experience and
who has devoted much time to Ih* eame.
Attached to his office will be established. If desired
by the citizens tf Richmond and Its virlnlty, a Read
ing Room and Exchange Office, under (ho management
f . " vuitahle person; and wherever an ag-ot or auc
tioneer of sny description may be employed, due care
will be observed.
I he above establishment will go into operation the Is
of April next or earlier- and if ", due notice will he
Teh.,,20. Aft-*HA
rail MOLhON.—The sire of Sally Willtsr, Washing
M. ion, Sally McGhee, Naucy Warren, Hotspur, and
other hue racers, will stand the ensuing season, being
| ih-s second since bis return Irom Alabama, a* Weyan
oke, in L lurle* City, the resident" o! the stib-eiiber,
35 miles from Richmond, 20 from Petersburg, or 30 lo
crojs at O-borne’s, and will be let to mares at til y del
lars, payable at the expiration ol tLe reason, with a dis
count ol iwen y p*r cent, to those *ho thick proper to
pay before the end theieol; seventy live dollars insur
ance, payable ss soon as the more is ascertained to be
in foal, or the property changed, willi one dollir cash
to the groom in every instance. I have cxten-ive pas
turage, with separate enclosures lur ruares and cults,
whhbwid be ted if required, with grain at 25 cm s p-r
day. *No liability lor accid-nts or escapes, though the
greatest care wi I be us-d to ureveut eiiher. The sea
•on will commence the 20ih February, and expire the
20th of June. JOHN MINGE
Wxyavoick, Fob. 8, 1831.
Timoleon was got by 0ir Archie, his dam by the Iru
ported Saltram, which was by O’Kelly’s celebrated
Eclipse, grand dam by old Wihiair, g. g. dam by Dri
ver, g. g g. dsm by Fellow, (imported) out of a tho
rough bred Vampire mare.
He ran all di-tances, competing with the celebratod
Reality, the dam ol Mr. Johnson’s equally celebrated
Medley, with Coquette, Lady Richmond, Fa r Rosa
tnoml, Lady Lightioo', Optimus, and many others; win
iug 13 races out of 15—and it might be said he never
ran a race which he could not have won
The following cei liticates ol Gentlemen well known
on the Turf, go to prove him a horse of the hist order,
and well entitled to the untie* o hr*eders of the blood
1 sold Timoleon lo Col. R. R. Johnson, for $4,100
and believed him then to be superior to sny ho'se in
the United Slates. WM. WYNN.
I sold Timoleon to Col. David Dancy for $4,300, and
I have no doubt he is the best race horse that ever ran
in Virginia, North or South Carolina, which is as far as
1 am acquainted. RO R JOHNSON.
Cottv of a ItHrr TV... n n.*•■> ,
Dancy, dated Petersburg, Uet. 3d, 1819.
Dear Sir—I find you are likely to lake Tirnsleon to
life western Country: il this should be the case, l hope
mo*t earuea ly you may do as well as his real merit as a
race horre deserve*. I have e.-en him run in all the
races in Virginia he ever ran—his performances Iroin
one to lour miles, have been such as lodo credit lo ihe
best runner, tilher in this country or Europe; and hi*
stile ol going is of the rnos* superior action. His size and
blood entitle him to rank first rate as a i billion. I ne
ver saw hut one ol his colts, which was foaled at my
bather's (he had not then commenced covering.) This
colt would have done credit to any horse, indeed out of
100 it would be difficult to select oue bis equal, and 1
would as si on this day enter it in a stake ol Irom one to
five hundred dollars each, as to select from ibis season
of auy cover ng horse, no matter how maDy mares he
had pul to him. Your O »’t. Serv’t.
Col. David Dantct. Feb. 17. 91 —w4w
npRUST SALK.—By virtue ol a Deed of '1'rust,!
H executed lo the subscriber, and Gideon Basher,
by Prerley E left and wife, on the third of February,
1820, and recorded iu the Cieik’s office of K ng Wi|.
liam county; I shall, as surviving Trustee, proceed to
sell ior the purpose expressed in said deed, at the re
quest of the President snd Ma«*ers, or Professors of
William and Mary College in Virginia, at public auc
tion, to Iha highest bidder, for csefi, on Monday the
28th day ol Marrb next, if fair, if not, the first fair day
thereafter, at King Wiifiam <oust house, it being Couit
day, a cerMln piece or parcel of land, situate, lying,
and being in the county of King William near Brandy
" yn«. containing on* hundred and sixty fix acres
more or less
The title lo the land, is believed to he good —Bui
such odIv as is vested in the Trustee will be mide.
Feb. 20. 95 —w5vv EDMUND CHRISTIAN.
TnitAsuRY Dkpaktmknt. >
31 st December, 18S1, )
11 ,1( v- Is hereby given to the proprietors ot the
1^1 Four and one hat/ per cent stock, issued in pur
suance ot an act of Congress passed on th« 3d of
March, 1825, in exchange for stock bearing an inte
rest of six per cent, that the certificates of the sail
stock, amounting in ih« whole to one tnillionfive hurt•
rfreii and thirty-nine thousand three hundred and
thirty six dollars and sixteen cents, will be paid on the
first day of July, 1831, to the proprietors thereof, or
their legal representatives, or a tom ys, duly constitu
ted, on the presentation and surrender of the said certi
ficate* at the Treasury, or at the Ljan Office, where
the same may stand credited.
Notice is further given, that no transfer of The certi
ficates o( the said stock from the books of the Treasury,
or any Loan Office, will be allowed after the firat day
of June, 1831.
And also, that the interest on all the certificates of
the said stock, will cease ar.d determine on the 30th day
of June aforesaid. S D. INGHAM,
Ja" c 73 —Ismllst July. Sec'ry of the Treasury
The subscriber having devoted himself
i f°f <•'« lajt *is years to the establishment of
a Fruit Nursery, between the YVestbam
■ i urnpike. and Old River Roach, about one
mile above the City of Richmond, is now enabled to of
fer to the public a selection ol Fruit Trees, (Jraje
Yrinas, hr., embracing the best varieties known to our
culture, with those ol highest reputation, recently
brought into notice, by distingni bed Horticulturists ol
other countries. Among tho Fruit Trees nre_
Apples, Peaches, Apricot*, Cherries
Pears, Plums, Nectarines, Quinces, he.
And he ha* now upward* of til y varieties ol native and
foreign Grape Vines, selected with pari cttlar regard to
our latitude, and embracing, as he confidently believe*,
the very best kind*, both lor wine and the table, which
have been (mind,to suit ottr climate. Among hia native
varieties are the —
Catawba, celebrated for wine
Isabella, Schuylkill, Muscadell
Cooper's YVine Grap-, he.
Cutting* ol (he various descriptions of Grapes, will
be fumMicd to those who, at the u-ual difference ol
price, may prefer them to rooted vines.
He has also a regular supply ol Asparagus Plants_
All of which will be sold at comparatively moderate
prices, and so packed as to reach the purchaser without
the hazard of injury, almost nnavoi 'able Irom more
distant Nurseries. Catalogue* will be furnisli-d to ap
plicants at the Nursery. JOHN CARTER.
JiJec^Jfl 65—wtf
SIR CHARLES.—Tht* ittsiioguiahed loal-getter,
w h >se Colts are ntener winners, and more ol them
selling ban -bore ol a >y oilier horse’s get in America
an I at higher price*, will stand this spring, at my ata I •
in the county of Chesterfield, within one mile of Moo
dy s tavern,18 from Petersburg, and 22 Irom Rirhrnrnd
aid is now at bis stand, ready to reive Marra at Thir
ty Dollars the leap, and Forty five Dollars lie esasoti,
payable the 15th of July next, wh n it will expire—
Seventy Dollars to insure a mare, payable a* soon a*
•lie is known 'obi in loal, or parted with—One Dob
lar to the groom (or each mare, m be paid when ?he 1*
sent to the horse. Pasturage gratis, which for quality
and quantity, is very desirable, bring all well rrn losed
and well watered. Every rare will be taken to pre
vent accidents, but no liability lor any that may h«p
pen. Servants sent will be lound without rharg-, and
marea with or without colts, well led, if desire I, at 23
cent* a day.
My sou George. W. Johnson, will reside on Ihe
plan.a'lon, and will attend himselt particularly to all
Sir Charles is full 15 hind* 8 inrhes, 15 years old
this spring, and of a fin-- che-nut colour; he never wa.
in higher health, nor was there ever a surer foal-get
ter, nor wa * any horse ever more admired for form,
beauty, and commanding appearance. He hie b.’O
lo efen advertised, th it I e ititider it unnecessary to
•late again hli numerous and stiec-'alul races. The
record* ol the different Jork-y C.ubs will shew that
tils Colts are performing on the Turf with unequalled
slice***, and by their p-rformancea are doing much o
sustain the high reputation of thlr sire, who wa* got
by Kir Archy, his dam by the imputed h rae Citizen,
who w,s by P co'et, be by Blank, and he by Oodol
p in Arabian; hi* grand-dam Commutation, " Imp uted
Due Devil, impu ted Old Shark, imported horse Old
Fearnought, imported mr.ro Jenny Demal, got by olr1
l> an at. ” R JOHNSON.
Ch#*t*ffield, FeK*|0. *9 —wtlffthA
[horn the J\ y -tmci iCitii J
My the Unut.uu picker ship we h..v# Liverpool
paper* to the 2 I ult , and London paper* to the 1 t. will.
“• ria and H<u-aele date* o( 29:h January.
... * “fT'ir* ol Balgntm occupy the chief attention.
I he noHima ion ol the Duke ol l.euehtenberg to the
crown was ouly deferred, not dele.,t-il .* by the last
arrival wa* stated. But the Ftenrli goverum-ut have,
it will he seen hv he letter ol G*u. Sebastian com
tiiUQicated to the Belgium Congress, moat explicitly do
| diucd the crown for the Duke ol Nemours, refused uu
|-Donation of Belgium to Fraoce, an f declared that
il the avo ol Beauhaiuoi* tva* elect*d Kmc ol the B-l
glens, he would not be recognised by F'ratce. The
explosion which in the Belgian Congres- followed thi
coaitnuuicalieu wa« very great; and the seuiimtn's of
•lie French L. R Deputies on the general eu '.‘t at
of the duty of F'rance under present circiitnftanre-,
botb towards Belgium and Poland, will be br«t gather
ed from the debate* we publish ol 27th ami 28 h Jan
uary, l.ojayette, it will be seen, ug-» pi tin, prompt,
positive inlet vent ou; yet the F'reuch M.ulster u Sa e
s»y*, at the couciusiou ot the debate on tue 23l!i, that
peace will be preserved.
It I* clear that any auppoied purpose of Nicholas to
treat with the Pole* was erroneously imputed.—They
are to be summarily reduced, if the lore* oft.ie Kua-iau
Empire can • Ifect it. Count Dwbitsch h-d joined the
Lithuanian army. Some accoui l* speak of the difficul
ti a of the D rector** position, and of hi- itnpop’iiari'y.
We trust domestic discord will not add its honor* lo
the imminent peril ot tli- Rus lan inva on.
National Congress of Belgium.
M. D’Archtt mounted h- tribune, and read the fol
lowing l-tter:
“ Brussels, Jan. 23.
‘•Sir: The Nalional Congress having thought tit
to consult the government of hi* majesty the King ol
the French, whose teeing* of anxiety ami frendship
ton arris Belgium arc well known, I h sen to romtnu
n;ci'c a despatch wl irh I have ju-t rec-ived Irom his
eicelleiicy Count Saba.Paid. I remain &* ”
“Pahis, Jjn. 21.
Sir.: The situation of Belgium has again attracted
the afention ol the King an.I Council. Af sr a dr-lib
ernte ex uninalion of ai: th* |>o i'ierl question* connect
cl with if, I have been directed to inform you, in ■
clear and di*tiue» manner,of th* intention# of the King*.
Govern men*: — He cannot consent fo th* ie*tiuion tf
Belgium to France. He will not acrep' the crown
for the Duke of N-mours, ev-n r. ere it cfTire.l to him
by the Congress. Hi- n.sj- ty’s Gove niuent i> of opin
ion. tha the choice of the Duke L*ucb'«nher< would
he likely fo interrupt the tranquili y of Fraoce. \Ve
have not the sl-ghtest I lea ol res Tiding the Belg ana
in their choice of a sovereign; but we shall ,.s ret e
our right in decl.iriog, in the strong-st trannner, that
we shall t ot rec-gnix* the elec ion of ihe Dirk > ol
l.euchtr nberg. No .loubt the other Powe s w.ll not
be very favorable to that choice; lor our part we are
only influenced in this refusal by a* ate reas-mr to wh*ch
every o her consideration ought to yield, whan it doe&
not iufsifeie wi-ii the rights of any iudlv.dual. Thr
close relation Uetweeu F'cance an I Belgium, tbelite
teresthia Majesty lakes in Its inhabitants, and tbs de
sire we entrrtain ol preeerviug the strongest tn of
friendship between the two nation*, ca,l on us to explain
clearly and frankly to a people whom we respect ,»r.d
revete; no hostile feeling* to the Diki of l.-uct.t o
berg or hii family,whom w* highly esteem.mil ie.»ce»
tills determination. 1 lie Km*’* t>>vrrnmeut IS s-d-ly
guided by love of peace, both at h uni and abroad You
ere Inlly authorized to give an official j»f|m tloii ol
(hi* resolution of tfie King’* Government, but with
thst frankness and reaped which he is always desi
rous of rnaint. ining with the H-'gian nation. B
lieva me to remain, Sir, yours &c.
“Horace Sf.bastia.ni ”
hrenth Chamber of Diputi-.s, /-inuury 'Jfl
M. Mauguin having given noticn ol his inte-ition
to put some queition* to the Ministers at tins meet
ing of (he Chamber, the crowd winch aaseinhhd in
the Chamber was greater hm usual. After some lit
lie di?cu*sion as to a matter of form, M. Mauguin
mounted the tribune, and a profound silence ensued.
H* made a few remark* on (tie right of a D-puty to
a-k questions of 'he M n:stcr-, and tli n he proceeded—
“Important ever t* are pis-ing around u«, A pet pie
who have commit w.f no other fault in regard to us, but
to follow our example—» proptr, who, from their vicin
ity to F’ran-e demand our pioection—ar» at this mo
• mem the vie<lms t>f a sy-t-ni ol policy, which reminds
; one of th * (Et1 d ’-Bceuf an I the intrigues ol thn Cah
| in 31 ol Versailles. Wli-n I asked die minist-rs a shir,
j «RO, wl a they understood by tne principle of
non interference, they replied fiat it wa* the obligi
tion imposed on a peiple n. t to interfere with the *f
fa r# of another people, and the duly of not assuming
nnv authority i.Vt-r that other nation.
This principle of non-interference, however, has end
ed in nothing hut in permitting Belgium to choose
for a chief whoever pleatrad i , except those whom it
desired to choose. I speak of thi< with regret, and wish
to receive from the Ministers, particularly from th*
w r 01 ro Anairs, seme explanation on tlu
conduct of the government with regard to Belgium
Siuco yesterday die affair has become more coinpli
cat«d, hy the Mini-try having declared that it would
oppose the union of i.clgiutn to France. 1 wish to
know how die Ministry cjuld m«ks such a declara
tion—how it could rclu-e an increa e cl our territory?
I wi h to know what are theprojoc s-nd -vhil are these
cret designs which have led to such a refusal. Hith
erto I have comprehended the reserve that was due
to the Powers, t.u now, thanks to the care f ihe tllu-ti t
ous Mar-hal—the Minister of War—we are aide
to promt our territory, and cause our power to
In respected. 1 di not comprehend this reserve.
I wdl al-o tak i the oppur unity to direct the atten
tion of the Chain er to en o >ject well worthy of all its
care, and all Its solicitude. A war unto death has
broksn out bouvet-u Russia and Pol ml. The two na
tions are already in conflict. At th- mom-m whsn
this I I iody contest is about to be consuming ed, wha
arc tlie intention* of t’..o Cabinet? What negotiation'
has it entered into? Wbat po ilical cares have o.-ru,
it l.i herto? Ha* it condemned F,ance to remain t,al.
sive—unmoved at the sight of the • lood f a cotiTageou*
and a trse people shed by a saragi and oppressive
hand? These are important subjects, which demand
he a'tei.tii n ol our M nieterr, and on which the Cham
ber and all France expect an explanation
M. Sebastian!, the minister (or fo>eign sffdrs, im
mediately nn unted the tribure, with a manuscript In
his hand. II* said: Gentle men, publicity is the soul
ol a representative government. I•• dominion exfsnds
over the past and the future. A free Os ion hag a right
| to know what h e beeu done for i>e interests, and wbat
| will be dvne. After expla Ding in wlnt degree ptibll
| c ty as to foreign r.lalons required to be reCrieled,
| he obre'ved, that after a government was cmvinced
that its eff.irts to maintain peace would fail, it ought
to continue th-rn to cmciti a e lbs good will of man
kind. The demonstration of a good cause ie not, even
in case ol war, an auxiliary to he d ipised. It had
been imput-d 'o Ihe present Minlstr.v, he said, as ,
crime, that they had not repudiated the Tie diet of 1814.
He was one of llio»e who had always opposed those
Treaties, and Nmoleo i br-kshii «e-i>’re catb«e »hati
s gn them; but Napol-on nu his re urn in 1815. o'
tered to ratify them He knew how to adjust his po
licy to hie strength, an I that which Napoleon would
have done in 1815 could hardly be itnpu cd lo the Go
vernment ol Louie PftiMppe as a fault in 1830. To
have thrown eff the Treat es of 1814, would have been
nothing else then war with alt Europe,
The orator then pointed out the disorganized state of
the army after the Revolution, and said it was a great
merit ol Marshal Gerard not to despair of it under such
circumstances. At present, the French military, in re
spect to number and discipline, is as formidable a* in
the days of it* glory; and if ever It I* constrained to
conquer new laurel*. Jone word from his Majesty, and
our battalion*, will hi- in motion. The Revolution of
France, (hough it had been pacific, had not tailed to dis
turb the whole of Europe: Belgium has broken the yoke
imposed on her by tbe Congress ol Vienna; and Poland,
mutilated as she i», has risen to claim new rights, and to
become a fre<vn*flon. Gut of these circumstance* com
plaint* *re formed against the former and the present
administration —for the present has only followed the
system laid down hy the former administration. The
policy of King Philippe has always been flie same, a«
he only now wishes what he always wished. Though
Ithe revolution in Belgium, just at our doors, i* most in
teresting for tie, a* ft is most complicated, I shall con
clude my explanation* with that which has nothing in it
embarrassing ter a frank ami sincere government. The
Poles have claims on the kindness and fr endship of
k ranee. They a'one remained faithful to us in tho days
ol adversity. The annihilation of that brave and gene
rous tut on was a calamity for Europe; but that politi
cal crime was not committed iu our days. Tin griefs
ol Poldtid are felt by us, but what can we do for her?—
Wo are separated from her by 400 leagues. Even if
tho interest ol France, the first duty of u government,
allowed it to risk in the favor of the Poles the princi
pal*! of non-interence which it has proclaimed, how could
F ranee reach Poland? Peacefully? Prussia would re
fuse. Vt iih arms? I heu must we conquer all the north
of Flurope. That is to propose to us the campaigns ot
Napoleon. Let us say. then, with sortow, that we ran
do nothing for Poland hy force of arms, 't ho Holy Al
liance was based on the principle ol i ter fere nee, the
destroyer of national independence; (lie contrary prin
ciple which we profess, and *>hall know how to respect,
assures the independence and libertv ol all. Hut .t we,
to succor a nation for which we leel a great interest,
were to jet the example of violating our own principle,
our policy would he unjust and delusive, and we would
lose hy that ail authority in Europe. As for Belgium,
gentlemen, it is not placed beyond the sphere ot our
power. As soon as the groat event which separated
Belgium from Holland forever was accomplished, wo
hastened to proclaim tho guardian principle of iiou-iu
terlorence, and to declare that if a foreign soldier en
tered Belgium, France would at that instant take up
arms. Let us not, therefore, fe *r to say, that F'rance has
saved Belgium from foreign invasion; at present it Is ne
cessary to save Belgium from herself; anil to accomplish
that, what must we do? Ton hove heard it said from
the Tribune, that Belgium ought to be united to F'rauee.
Belgium offered it. Why have the Ministers refused
it? 1 will say, first, that Belgium has never offered.—
No national wish, legally expressed, has been address
ed to the King, and consequently wo have not refused
that which has not been oflered to u*. But far be (roui ine
I vino ui a question 01 reality by
a mutter ol form. 1 will avow, then, sincerely, that i
think tins union is called for hy the great majority ot tho
Belgians—I will add, that, useful to Belgium, that uu
ion would be, in iny opinion, more necessary to the re
pose of Europe than to the greatness ol France. But
Europe in this respect—and i am far from being aston
ished at it—does not share my coin lot on. Time ami
experience, which comes in its train,will teach perhaps
a different opinion. In the meanwhile old prejudices
exist, and the recollection of the Grand Empire occu
pies the minds of tho people and their Sovereigns.—
I hey would botli bo alarmed at this re-utiion, and if in
their tcrr<#one alone took up arms, the peace ol Europe
and the whole world would he immediately at an eml,
and the world, threatened once before, would fall
into chaos. The Minister subsequently denied that
the Belgians had been restra ned by Francein the
choice 11 a Sovereign, and concluded hy saying
that Belgium, like Switzerland, had been admitted by
the Five Powers to the advantages ol European neutrali
ty. That certainly was not the policy ot QJil-dc Uiei f
of 1815, and even the opposition must confess that tho
Revolution of Franca ot July, holds a different place
in Europe from that held by France after the Restora
Gen. Sebastian! was followed by Gen. Eamarque, who
observed, that tbe young conqueror of the Balkan had
many enemies, and recommended the employment of a
warlike torco in the Black Sea, as a means of interfer
ing etiicaciou-ly in favor of Poland. Ho spoke of the
Belgian question with pain, and ol the Protocol of Jan
uary 9ih, as re* nibling tho work of Castlcreagh, and
ot the Congress of Vienna.
M. IJupiii followed, and was succeeded by M. Eu
*cbo S.ilverte, both of worn made long speeches,
which it is impossible for uj to give to night jju. <je_
bato was afterwards adjour.xed to the following day.
t>n leaving the Chamber, the crowd said that the true
questions of foreign policy, which engaged the atten
j lion ot all France, had not been discussed at he Meet
I ing, and a w ish was loudly expressed that they might
! lie to-morrow.
Jammy 29.—The President took the chair at two
o’clock, and said—The Chamber having adjourned to
this day the discussion upon the f reign affairs of France,
M . ( inline Gridaine is the first Member to speak inscri
bed upon the list.
j. Tiiat Gentleman spoke against the separation of Bel
gium from Holland.
j M. de Schonan declared that he was not for war,
though an homnxe du mouvement, as ttie inea of July
i w'ero called; hut it was the movement of peace and ci
I vilizalion, which ho cons dered preferable to that ci ea1
ed by war.
The Minister of War.—Belgium has been ro
cognised as independent; she has been able to devoto
her attention in peace to ilia institutions and liber
ties which tho barricades of Paris, and after them
the baricades of Brussels, had just won. Liberty a
ro«c, and it sprung up out of the French principle,
j Belgium may constitute herself a State, is this result,
i then, nothing, Gentlemen? And to whom is she in
debted lor having obtained it? I de not think that our
task is finish d; hut, if we have begun it well, it be
longs to us to complete if. It is by us that" peace lias
been maintained, and it is by us iliut its maintenance
will be secured to Europe. Too long disorders, of wh ch
..V. Iiust, Vivuius, Iiavo aumriUU OUT COUKliry;
let us not renew them by war. During fifteen years,
foreign influence weighed heavily upon France, and
then peace was granted to her. Henceforth it is 9hc
who ought to demand peace; let her language to Eu
rope he that of force; but, above all, gentlemen, let her
be strong, for thereby alone will she maintain her dig
nity amidst the nations; lot her secure the maintenance
of this peace, which is as necessary for tiie develop
ment of her prosperity as for that of the Institutions
which our glorious revolution has founded. Moreover,
gentlemen, this is not a wish that I make heiore you
for the first time; this wish, which I expressed tour
months’ago, is now accomplished, and the King’s Minis
ters can give you the assurance that Fiance will take
care that the peace shall not he disturbed.— Nothing
was be juetthed to us by the (alletidyn<sty, but Wounds
to heal, and disasters to repair, and jet France has a
gain assumed at homo and abroad that attitude with
which tlie sentiments ol his force and dignity inspired
tier. The (ask was immense, hut it has been fulfilled.
I hare been aide to measure the whole extent of (ho
services rendered to our country by Marshal Gerard,
for tbo great r part of our army was disorganised.—
When, yie ding is ihs emp re of eircurnsta cet, Ihs
hoods o' dtsciplln* w-re hrukm who could have fore
see * tbs' in si *horl s time the sriny would havs be
« me what it is at present. At no p* rioJ of our histo
ry, perhaps, not even when 14 armies covered the soil
o' Fr n~a, was the enthusiasm to ^-eat. Toe reports
which reach ire from all p»rts are unanimous. At
this joc! •tni’iit s-a-nn our young soldier* are training
In the m uniat ex* rriss. In sev-fwlcorp* the men sub
senb* tun >ne th**mselves for lighting, In order to light
under sever du in* th* loog nigh s of winter. With
such e'ements, Gentlemen, we are heneefirth sure
to keep France up to the elevated rank to which shs
if ca led. It is for Franca to secure peace to Europe;
if l! can he maintained, It I* to Franc* that Europe
w.ll ba Indebted for it. The King’s Ministers are u
naniinous, are a'l animated wi h the sa ne spirit. Or
gans of the King’s will, th-y obey his will; they will
sack for peace. But if the fir brand* of war should be
I'gh'ed any where, Frmce is ready; she never dread
ed it, r.n I now, as formerly, abe will maintain her
M. Bignon consi lered that the policy of the Cald
«■*• of l-onrfoa with regirJ to Belgium was a real in
terv nlion.
The Mirdster for Foreign AflVirs said we have al
ways had In view the great cpi rion of pease or war.
We wished to prevent a complete revolution ol all
E irops, anl to obtain his end ws preferred express
ing ourselves wib perfect frankness. The Cmgrers
it-elf, in its last fining, by its very l ist act, show
ed ttiat it still labored to consolidate its indepen
dence, and, ts you know, sent u< Commissioners.
What w s th«*ir obj rtf To obtain from ns explana
t nn« on the ejiote* < f * Prince, as to the extent of their
territory, as to tb*ir commercial relations, and their
affiance*. France did not commit the imprudence
of stofes-siog »ny opinion as to the choice of
their Prince. 8he merely advised Congress to af
ford to this great nation*! aet all the eslm and
mature consideration it requhed Wa were called
u,oo 'o eo*er into explanations a- to the limit# ol the
new Hi .*■ , but tb* sot u* ton of this »j»ic • • i n >• j r>a are
aseaie • Id not bs’o g to Fe nce s on Frai c» i*.
l»fi*<l o Belgium w h t.,c si a lly n( t:u* friend
I ship,-— w# wi b that you may h'vu such fiou'l-r* as
will affird you p*il*n <uf*ne, <m l.eshly tor die
promoton of your political and commercial inter
est . Was it po-etble for us to tfe'trmloe njon those

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