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JJ’l’ho ENUUIUI'.lt ik |tiitili*ln*il twice it week,generally,*ntl
tlirne time* a Week ilurini; the ■••non «>t the t*taD- LcgDI«tUte,—
Price, the same a* heretuliiru, Five IMtut* in-r tiiinum,payable in uil
vance. Note* of cbarter. il, ■|h>cie-|iayiiig brink* (only) will be re
ceived in payment. Tlio E iitnr* will guarantee the «frt* of remit
ting llimn by nnil; the pottage ul'all letter* Inin;; paid by tliu writer*.
ffT/“ No paper will,he dt*coatiuned, but nt the JUcjrvtiou ol' tlio
Editor*. until all arrearage* have Imm-ii paid up.
Whoever will guarantee tlio payment of nine paper*, hIiuII
have tlte tentli genii*.
'l'Kit MS OK ADVERTISING.
One * piare,ur le<*, lir*t in*r*rtiou, 75cent*; eneh continuance,
Si) cent*. No advertisement inierted, until it bu* either been paid tor
or at mined by no.ne person in tlii* city or it* environ*
A JEW AI) VE RTI SEIJI EATS.
«• HALL,
WHOSE Establishment is so well known (wo think
we may be permitted to nay, favorably known)
in Norfolk, Va.,for sixteen years past, lias established n
similar Store in Richmond, Va.. in the building formerly
occupied by l’eter Cottom, Esq., second door from the
Eagle Hotel.
HE WILL KEEP FOR SALE,
('bickering's celebrated Pianos, at the manufacturer's
prices ; books and stationary ; writing papers of the best
quality; fine cutlery; lamps and chandeliers; clocks,
pistols, musical instruments, piano covers, piano stools,
superior cologne, portable desks, ladies' work boxes, ra
zors, (u large supply, warranted,) backgammon boxes,
chess-men and boards, pocket-books, ladies' superior
needles, family bibles, (very cheap.) English perfumery
of the best quality—all the new publications, as they are
published; und a general variety of new Fancy Articles,
of bis own importing.
tLJ’ Recollect, the Store second doer from the Eagle
Hotel. 11 (»—tit
mjEW DRY GOODS ESTABLISHMENT, Man
A sion House, in the Store formerly occupied luy lin'd
win 4* Kent. — II. II. Randoi.ph, having taken this store,
has just opened a large anti splendid assortment
of Sr a pi k and Fascv Dkv Goods, at wholesale
und retail, comprising every variety of American, En
glish, French, Scotch, Irish and Swiss manufacture,
all of which have been well selected, and will be offered
at exceedingly low prices.
Great attention lias been paid to the selection of nil
kinds of furnishing Goods, viz: Linens anti linen Sheet
ings, damasks, bird's eye, huckaback and Russia Diapers,
damask table cloths of every size and quality, napkins
and dowlas, common towelling.
Persons searching for such Goods, will always find at
this store, n general assortment, and those only that are
pure Linen.
Rich Silks, Mandarines, French Muslins of superb
patterns and quality—also, other styles of fashionable
Spring Goods for Ladies’ dresses.
Paris Embroidery, thread Laces and Edgings, muslin
Iusertings and Edgings.
Splendid fancy lid kl’s. and Shawls, of every variety.
Ladies' satin Cravats, a beautiful urticlc, and oilier
styles of neck dresses.
Elegant bonnet and cap Ribbons, Gloves and Hosie
ry, of every description.
Linen cambric lid'kfs., Kentings, blue and yellow
Nankeens.
violas, vassnnores, vestings, itoclicllas, t>-4 Bomba
sines, Summer Cloilis, Pniiccltas aiul Circassians,
thread and grass Linens and Drillings, and numerous
other fashionable Goods, for gentlemen’s Summer wear.
Stocks of the newest pattern, black Italian and plaid
silk Cravats, thread Gloves, cotton, and thread half
llose, Spitalficld and Pongee, llag, silk, and bandanna
handkerchiefs; youths’ do.
Silk and cotton umbrellas and parasols.
German Burlaps and Oznaburgs, with every style of
domestic goods manufactured—these, with every article
of Dry Goods now in use, will form a general assortment.
All of which will be offered as low as they can be bought
in this or any other market.
Haying an agent in New York, I shall receive by eve
- ry arrival, additions to tin1 stock; rendering the assort
ment always complete, and from *' ’ ic
tion Houses.
April SM. 110—tit
A LU A B LK CO 11N A N D PL AI ST ER MILL Ft > R
SALE OR LEASE.—This building is situated on
the south side of C street, in the city of Richmond,
end immediately adjoining the Basin of the -James River
cnnnl, from whence it can draw an abundant and uni
form supply of water. No mill can surpass it in eligibi
lity of situation. It is built of stone and brick, 40 feet
square, 5 stories high, with tin painted roof, runs 3 pair
stones, 5 feet diameter, of French burr, all the inside
geering of iron, 2 sets of elevators, with a screen and fan
—tho materials throughout of the best quality. Ano
ther pair of stones may be added for corn—room being
reserved for them—and one pair for grinding plaister—
in which a large and lucrative business is done at particu
lar seasons of the year.
I will sell tho above, or lease it for a term of years.—
In the latter case, good security will be required for the
Euiietual payment of the rent semi-annually, and lor
eeping the Mill in good order. It will be finished and
ready for work in a few weeks. I will also sell some
very valuable Sitks for Factoriks, with abundant wa
ter-power adjoining the above. I have also some IIousks
and Lots, in different parts of the City, which 1 am
willing to dispose of.
Full particulars may be learned, by applying at the of
fice of tin- Gallego Mills. P. J. CHEVALLIE.
April 28._IHJ—tf
Hank or VinciNiA, April 21,1835.
BY an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia, the
President, Directors nnd Company of this Hank
are authorized to augment the capital thereof to the ex
tent of five thousand shares, r.f one hundred dollars
each. Therefore, notice is hereby given, that the Presi
dent nnd Directors will receive proposals for the whole
or for part of the said five thousand shares of additional
stock, until the first day of June next. No offer at a
less advance than seven and a half per centum on the
par value of the stoek will be accepted. Ten dollars
must be paid on each share taken, as soon as the offers
arc admitted, nnd fifteen Jollars additional on the first
day of July next. The residue inny he divided, if de
sirable, into equal instalments, payable in three, six and
nine months, Irom the first day of July, hearing interest
of six jier cent, from that day. Certificates of stock will
not bo issued until the whole amount on the shares ta
ken %hall he paid; hut scrip will hr1 granted on the first
payment, subject to the after payments. Those who ob
tain this additional stock will he entitled ton dividend of
tire nett profits that may be declared on the first Monday
in January, 1830, without bonus or offset.
The capital of this Bank, is, at present, $2,740,000,
more than one-third of which is owned by the Com
monwealth of Virginia. The charter was originally
granted in the year 1804, has been twice renewed, and
continues until May, 1842. Tin* contingent fund exceeds
the amount of suspended debt, (and will be increased by
the surplus profits in July,) to which the holders of the
new stock will be entitled, in common with the other
stock-holders, in rateable proportions. The present mar
ket price of the stock is $110, although each share is
subject to u bonus to the State, of one dollar and fifty
cents, payable in five semi-annual instalments of thirty
cents. Whenever desired by the holder, the dividends
on the stoek will be paid at the Farmers' and Mechanic*’
Bank of Philadelphia, or nt tin- Mechanics' Bank of New
York; nnd arrangements will bo made for the transfer
of the stock at those Banks.
Scaled proposal*. endorsed “ Proposals for the addi
tional stoek of the Bank of Virginia,” rnustlie forwarded
to me, as Cashier of the Bank, which will not be opened
until the first day of June next, in presence of those who
may think proper to attend. Where proposals shall be
equal in prite, those will he preferred which offer for the
greater number of shares; and where the price and num
ber are equal, preference will be given to the proposals
first received. In case of failure in any of the deferred
payments on the stock taken, the party failing, will for
feit to the Bank the prior payments made.
By order of the President and Directors of the ft.ink
of Virginia. A. ROBINSON, Jr., Cashier
April 28, __ 1 Iff—td
IjlXECJUTOR'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE—At
A 4 o'clock, P. M , on Thursday, the 38th day of May
next, will be sold at public auction, to the highest bidder,
the property belonging to the estate of David Bnllock’
deceased, at the intersection of I and 5th streets in the
rity of Richmond, occupied by Mr. McCabe. It will he
divided into three Tenements; two on f, and one on 5th
Street.
Terms of sale—One-fourth cash, (or a note at fr) days
with interest,) and the residue at ti, 12 and 18 months,
with interest. Negotiable Notes, with approved en
dorsers and a deed of trust on the property, will be
required of the purchasers for the credit payments
FRED. HARRIS,
F.rctutor of It. Hullorlc.
N. B. Immediately after the above sale, t will rent for
one year-to the highest bidder, thd new Lumber House
fronting the Basin of the Cana), entire, or to be divided
into two tenements, • y U
April 28. _ 4 110—"wtd
rBMIlh ANTI-DYSITH’TIC, or ilmj Sulphur Spring* |
•M. >‘J Virginia.—These Springs are situated in the
neighborhood of tile Salt and lied Sulphur, being tune
miles from the latter, und 520 from the former. There are
two Springs, bo near together, us to bo enclosed in one
building, yet differing materially in their action upon the
system, Iteing from distinct sources, as their analysis
has shown. Roth are highly serviceable in Dyspeptic
cases, but more especially the “/arrge," or one lirst dis
covered.
1 he large Spring is a strong alkaline water, and said by
Professor Rogers, (who analy zed all the .Mineral Springs
in thut section of country last summer,) to be the only
one oftlie kind in Virginia. It acts principally as a diu
retic, and but gently on the bowels.
In Dyspeptic cases it has proved itself oftlie gieatest
benefit. So powerful arc its dkuline properties, that
acidity of the nIoiuucIi is utmost instantly removed, and
as it is generally neutralized as fast as generated, (when
this water is made free use of,) the invulid is soon re
lieved from the unpleasant sensations und disagreeable
clients ot this almost invuiiuble concomitant of Dys
pepsia. The digestive organs are at the same liine
strengthened, and the whole system brought into a more
healthy state.
|is action on the system is peculiur. It exerts a pow
erful influence over the liver, whilst, at the same time, it
lowers the arterial action. Hence great advantage is
derived from its use, by all persons labouring under dis
eases in which there exists any internal irritation or in
flammation. Several such were benefkted during the
last summer.
Its effect in lessening the circulation, was witnessed
in a case in which the pulse was lowered from IIS to S4
in 52-1 hours.
In Chronic Diarrhu-a, it has been of the greatest ser
vice, affording relief when all other remedies had failed,
lessening the frequency of the operations, und at the same
time changing entirely the color and consistency of the
farces.
If-The Small Spring is a powerful cathartic, resembling in
its properties, the White and Salt Sulphur Springs.
1- roni what the Subscriber lias witnessed, he feels war
ranted in recommending the use of these Springs, (es
pecially the large one) in all cases of Dyspepsia, whether
in the first stages, and known merely as indigestion, or
in more aggravated forms, and under other names, pro
ducing nausea, headaches, debility, irritation, inflamma
tion, pulmonary affections and diarrhu-a.
Additional buildings have been erected, and every’ at
tention practicable will be paid to those who visit these
Springs.
I hose who may be desirous of further information re
lativc* to the properties, location, ALc., of these Waters,
will he cheerlully furnished it, by the subscriber, or
either of the following gentlemen, viz:
Hon. Alfred Hcokr, ) ,,, , .
Dr. Samikl Wilson, J CharU'“loa*
Thomas F. Capers, Ksq., ) . ,, , , ,
Maurice Simons, Jr., Ksq., $ Da,ucl 8 lsIand
Petek I.essene, Ksq , St. Thomas.
J. 11. Walthall, Ksq., Kichmond, Va.
JOHN D. LKGARK.
Charleston, S. C'., April 1 \th, 1835. ll(j—It
1.N ( II 1NCER1 — \ iRoiNi.i.—Nottoway i lounty Cir
cuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery, April
Term, 1835 :
Purmelia L. Goodwin, Vltf.
against
John H. Oliver, Lyddall Bacon, Bartelot P. Todd, Asa
Oliver, Williamson Dickinson, Win. Verscr, Isaac Win
fc»ic, Ttios. G. Halford, Jos. j|P. Booker, Richard Over
street, Jolin Watson, George M. Fuqua, John Osborne,
Geo. N. Seay, Sam i. D. liurke, 11. R. Anderson, Na
than Ward, James K. P. Bacon, Cuthbert W. Roach,
Matthew Anderson, and Francis W. Verser, Dells.
By consent of pailies, Hie accounts involved in this
cause are referred to one of the commissioners of this
Court, who is directed to examine and state the sumo,
niul make roport thereof to this Court, with any mutters
"7 .cin!1.-v-v**»ivV ■ i,y iiimself, or requir- >
ed by the na«-fiPs to be nr stated.
A Copy.—Teste. C. W. FITZGERALD,
I). c. n. c. c. s. c. of i.. Ac c.
NOTICE.
The parties concerned in the foregoing order of Court,
are hereby notified, that 1 have appointed Wednesday,
the 10th day of June next, at 10 o'clock, A. M., as the
time to commence the settlement of the accounts refer
red to in the said order of Court—when they will attend
at my Olfice, at Nottoway Court-house, with all necessa
ry accounts, vouchers, Aicc., to enable me to execute fully
tbe said order of Couit.
CHARLES WORTHAM, M. C.
April 2d. I Hi—w4w
"O ' OTICK.—Under a resolution of the Board of Trus
tees of the Richmond Academy, I hereby give no
tice, that the said hoard will proceed, on Friday, the 5th
day of June next, to appoint a Principal of the Rich
mond Acahemv. A salary of one thousand dollars per
annum will be allowed, and a certain proportion of the
fees from the pupils, which may make bis compensation
from sixteen hundred to two thousand dollars. It is not
intended by the Trustees to prescribe the discipline and
course of instruction to be adopted for tbo Academy,
until they shall have the views of the Principal they
may appoint on these subjects, and it is contemplated to
elect assistant Instructors in time to open the Academy
early in the month of October. Gentlemen who may be
qualified for, and wish to obtain, the appointment of Prin
cipal, will be pleased to forward tlieir recommendations
to me, post paid, at any lime before tin* fifth day of June.
JOHN BROCK KNBROUHil,
President of tbe Board of Trustees.
Richmond, Virginia, April 24, 1835. 115—12t
National Intelligencer, National Gazette ami New York
Evening Pint will ropy the allure, twice a week liir six weeks, anil
»einl tlieir accounts to this office lor rollrrtion.
A PAMUNKEY FARM FOS SALE.—Thesubsoil
. her offers for sale the Farm on which he resides,
and which was formerly the residence of Win. D. Clai
borne, Esq. It is situated in the county of King Wil
liam,on the Painuukey river, about five miles below the
Pipingtree, and is known generally by the name of Li
berty Hall. The farm is situated in an agreeable neigh
borhood, and contains about six hundred acres of Land,
with a convenient and comfortable dwelling bouse, and
all necessary farm bouses attached—a portion of it is
fine meadow land. The subscriber owns five-sevenths
of the whole of the original tract, which, by different
surveys, is estimated at from eight to nine hundred acres.
The owners of the remaining two-sevenths are also de
sirous of selling their interest—so that the entire Tract
can he purchased, Belonging to this Farm there is a
good Fishery—it contains also, a large body of Pocosin
land, (so called,) of great fertility, and which it is only
necessary to examine, to lie convinced that it may be
permanently reclaimed,nod at a moderate cost. In my
absence, my brother, Dr. Kennon, who lives near me,
will have foil authority to dispose of the property. A
long credit will be given, if desired, upon proper securi
ty. To any person desirous of purchasing the above
Farm I will also sell every thing on it, including house
hold furniture. UEVEIILKY KENNON.
April 24. 116—8t
Buckingham j a i l.—Committed to tin* above
Jail, on the fitli day of February last, a negro man
who calls himself Jesse Hitchers, and says he is a free
man, and was raised in the county of Lunenburg._
Jesse is about five feet 7 or 8 inches high, stout made.
The owner, if any, is requested to come forward, prove
property, or he will he dealt w'it.h ns provided by law ,
JOHN T. GREGORY, Jailor, |
Fur G. CnnisTjAif, Sheriff of Buckingham. j
April M. I 111—tf
H^GTSPUR, the Sire qf Mu will stand the en*
. suing season, at St. larger, (Mr. John Hetli’s.) j
in the county of Chesterfiuld, Itsi miles from Petersburg, J
15 miles from Kielmiond, anil (i miles south of the Cor* !
Pits. Particulars will be given hereafter.
Dec. S®. [70—tf| JOHN If. CHRISTIAN.
SUMMER ARRANGEMENT for Steamboat» to
Washington ami Baltimore.—The new,swift-sailing
and excellent Steam boat Chesapeake, will take passen
gers from the Pntrirk Henry for the above places, on
Wednesdays and Sundays in the Hampton Roads.
J. WIEHON, Captain
April‘>1.___ Ml ,f
^TO'IIOE—fOSF.I'll F Wstt.Kt'.U having left the
J. w city of Richmond without apprising me of hm in
tention so to do. and having reason to believe that he left
with the design not to return, 1 have deemed itncerssa
ry and proper forthwith to dissolve the connection here
tofore subsisting between the said Walker arid myself as
Proprietors of the Richmond Museum, under the firm
snd style of Walker A Ivor ton—and do hereby give no
tice that the said connection or firm is this day dissolved,
and that I shall accordingly hold myself in no msnncr
responsible for any debt or engagement which the said
Walker may contract. RICHARD LORTON,
Bole Proprietor of the Richmond Museum.
April 17. J13—4t
fCTTfct Hxhimoro American will piitilwh the strove twice and
*«n*l their aernuiu for collection.
FAIRF1KKD RACES
TV IK Spring meeting over tin* Foirfn Id Course will
commence on Wednesday, the yjth iiiat., and con
tinue four duys.
FIRST DAV.
A sweepstakes for Colts and Fillies, 3 years old—$‘,200
entrance, hall forfeit, mile heats, to which are eight sub
scribers.
1 Richard Adams enters c f by Timoleon, dam by Sir
Charles.
'2 Robert Corbin enters c f by Sir Charles, dam by
Trafalgar.
3 Thomas Carter enters f by Prince Rupert, dam by
Tom Tough.
4 John Heth enters c f by Sir Charles, dam hy Dungan
non.
•> Win. Wickham enter* c by Sir Charles,dam by Arab.
0 O. P. Hare enters h c by Monsieur Touson. dam by
_ SirArchy. ’ *
7 Tims. Taliaferro enters be Orphan Hoy, by Gohanna.
8 Robert Stnnaid enters b f by Gohanna, dam Lady
Greensville.
Sweepstakes for Colts and Fillies, 3 years old, $100
entrance, hall forfeit, mile bents. Six subscribers.
1 Richard Adams enters c f Red Rover, dam by Sliy
lock.
- V. P. Hare enters fby Monsieur Touson, dam the dam
of Kittle John.
3 Win. illiumson enters b fby Gohanna, dam by
Sir Charles. ’ J
4 James P. Corbin enters c c by Gohanna, dam Com
mencement.
;> John lleth enters f by Sir Charles, dam the dam of
Collier.
0 I homas Doswell enters c fby Timoleon, dam Merino
Ewe.
SECOND DAY.
Proprietor’s Purse, $300, '2 mile heats; entrance $15.
tiiikii Day.
Jockey Club Purse, $800,4 mile heats; entrance $‘J0.
FOURTH HAY.
A Sweepstake for 3 year olds, $100 entrance; h. f.,
mile heats.
1. 1). N. Pntteson enters b c by Gohanna, dam the dam
of Damon.
2. Wooldridge enters c hy Sir Charles, dam by Sir Al
fred.
3. Edmund Chiistain enters c c hy Timoleon, dam by
Thunderclap. J
4. Richard Adams enters f hy Washington, dam hy
Marsko.
5. Win. Wickham enters c hy Gohanna, dam by Sir
Arcliy.
(». Jesse Wilkinson enters f hy Roanoke, dam l»y Sir 1
Arcliy.
7. James S. Garrison enters c f hy Timoleon, darn Pan
dora, hy Napoleon.
A Match, 4 mile heats, for 400 dollars, between Hec
tor Davis’ c Glenmore, by Riego, and Win. Williamson's
b ii by I arltl. RICHARD ADAMS, Proprietor.
April 10. Ill —td
^>1 EW MARKET RACES, Spring, lS.io.—The m
J. w ees over this course will commence as usual, on the
first Tuesday in May, and continue tour days.
Fms r L)av—Tiro Unccs.
1st. A Sweepstake, mile heats, $300 entrance, $200
forfeit, with colls and fillies, 3 years old this Spiim'_
nine subscribers and closed, viz:
John Hclli enters s. f. by Charles, out of dam of Col
lier.
John Miuge's s. f. by Timoleon, dam Merino Ewe.
1). II. Brunch and O. P. ilare s h. f. liy Tonson,out of
Ridley’s Shylock mare.
1 rancis 1‘. Corbin s b. f. by Charles, out of Star's dam.
John M. Holts,—by Timoleon, daiu Phillis.
J. M. Selden's*. by Sussex, out of T. Garland's Ar
:hic mare.
J. W. Winfrce’s b. c. by Charles, dam riori/.-l
„ J"*»‘ White’s (N. Ca.) »,ilaUy-OotthT, byTttSritfcwlam
Su^ar by Constitution*'
Richard R. downs s. f. by Timoleon, darn by Viriri
giniau. ! \ j a
s»CI* 1% OWCPjBiloh* i*.. v»ivu u..a aim § «» , (
$100 tnlrance, half forfeit, fourteen subscribers and
closed, viz :
Thomas Dos we 11 entersb. f. by Gohanna, out of Betsey
Hare's dam.
Alfred J. Vaughan's hr. f. by Leviathan, iluui Crazy
Jane.
Wm. B. Goodwyn's s. c. by Marion, dam by Charles, i
John lli-lh's c. c. by Charles, out of J. V. Wilcox’s
mare.
O. P. Hare's b. c. by Tonson, dam Miss Waxey.
William R. Johnson’s ch. f. by Charles, dam Betsy
Robinson.
Win. Parker's s. c. by Merlin, dain by Cevilitis.
Wm. M. West's br. f. by Tonson, out ofT. M'Glice’s
Archie marc.
J. M. Selden's colt by Timoleon, dam by Charles,bred
by John Stagg.
T. P. Hare's s. f. by Timoleon, dam Mary Wasp.
P. B. Starke's gr. c. by Meillev, dam Dugger's Vir
ginian mare.
Richard Adams’ c f. by Red Rover, dam by Shylock.
Richard Adams' c. f. by Timoleon, dam Sally Drake.
John D. Macho s f. Formosa, by Randolph's Roanoke,
out of Launcet's dain.
Secori) Day.
Proprietor's Purse $300—2 mile heats—entrance $15.
Third Day.
Jockey Club Purse $700—entrance $20.
Fourth Day.
A Sweepstake for 4 years old—two mile heats—$500
entrance—$200 forfeit, 4 subscribers and closed, viz:
O. P. Ilare enters b. f. Virginia Cary, by Marion, out
ofT. Ridley’s Shylock mare.
Wm. R. Johnson's b. c. Mazcppa,by Hotspur, dam by
Francisco.
Win. Wynn' b. f. Ruth, by Medley, dam by Gouty.
I larrison Heart well's cli. o. by Timoleon, dain Dug
ger’s Virginian mare.
[LTThe Proprietor will be prepared, as usual, to accom
modate visitors on the field. O. P. HARE,
April 17. [113—td] I’rtrprittnr.
WASHINGTON CITY JOCKEY CLUB RA
CES—Si-kino Mkktino—To commence on
Tuesday, 12th May, and continue four days.
1st flay—A sweepstake, for 3 year olds, mile heats,
sub. $100 ea. Ii. f. 4 subs.
Gen. Gibson's b. f. by Monsieur Tonson,
J. Powder, Jr., hr. c. by Forc-sti r,
Co). Selden,bl - by Sir Charles,
Y. N. Oliver. I). f. by Shakspeare.
Same day— Washington Plate, value £500. Entrance
to be made the preceding evening.
2d (lay— Proprietor's Purse, $100, 3 in. h. $15 en
trance.
Same day The Whip Race, (to he hereafter arranged,)
a single mile.
3d tiny—The Breeder’s Plate, for 3year olds, mile hts.
5 subs.
George L. Slocket.b. c. by Industry,
James B. Kendall, b. c. by Merlin,
J. Powder, Jr.,b. c. by Forester,
Gov. Sprigg, b. c. by Industry,
Ed. Hamilton, cb. f. by Am. Eclipse.
Same day—Proprietor's Purse, $100, £10 entrance,
best 3 in 5, (in. h.) free only for horses owned in Mary
land and the District of Columbia, and within fifty miles
of Washington.
4th day—Jockey Club Purse £700,4 in. h. Entrance
£25.
The above Purses and Plate will Ik- paid at the Stand,
without discount.
At the Fall meeting, commencing the 2d Tuesday of
October, £1000, £500, and other large purses will be of
fered, equal to any race meeting in tbe country.
Trifle Is-iiig understood not to be in training, it is i
confidently expected there will he n numerous assem
blage of young aspirants for the highest honors.
Further accommodation, in every respect, is being
made.
Stabling on the Course, old fodder, and every other
requisite provided. Stabling and straw gratis.
Baggage wagons will he at the wharf on the arrival
of the Steamboats from Norfolk and Potomac Creek, for
the accommodation of race horses, fare, At. free of cost.
Every effort v. '! be made to give general satisfaction.
April 21. (114—tfj Y. N. OLIVER, Proprietor.
WAS COMMITTED tothe jail of Frederick coun
ty, as a runaway, a negro man calling himself
JOHN HARRIS, about forty five years of oge.five feet
seven inches high, and of a dark Complexion. There are
no visible marks or defects about him, with the exception
of his right leg, Ix-ing about an inch shorter than the left,
occasioned by a kick from a horse in the groin. He
says that he belonged originally to the estate of-Car
ter, and was purchased from the said estate by one John
Montgomery of York, Virginia, who sold him to a trader
abont five years since, (name not recollected.) Tl»e owner
is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges
and take him away, otherwise he will be disposed of ac
cording to law. CHARLES HU LET.
Jailor of Frederick county, Fa.
I March 17, 104- -ftm
B Jk l.OOI) HORSES FOR SALE.— Being desirous
HP of reducing my stock of blood horses, a |>urt of
them will be ohored, nt Auction, on the day of the Jockey
Club Race, at Fairfield, this Spring.
An opportunity rarely occurs to breeders and sports
men, of supplying themselves with slock of erpial value
and reputation.
1st. Will ho offered Betsy Coles, the dam of Col.
Wynn s celebrated Horse Malcolm. She is in foal by
Col. \\ lute s Goliali, whose reputution is too well known
to the public to require animadversion She is thirteen
years old this Spring, and though blind, is in fine health,
retains her fine appearance, uud is us lively and spirited
as she ever was. She ran her sweepstakes at three
years old, under the direction of Col. White, to whom
reference is made for her excellent performance, ns
racing was then but little in vogue in this part of the
country. She was put to breeding the next Spring, and
never ran another race. Her pedigree, equal to that of
any Nag in the country, may be found in the Turf Ro
gister, vol. 2d or 3d, under the article “ Malcolm. ”—
Satisfactory certificates will also be exhibited oil the day
of sale.
2«IJy. Will be offered the Maid of Athrns, n splendid
chesnul, out of the dam ol Malcolm, by Harrison's Old
Director, (a favorite son of Sir A re by,) also in foal by
Goliah. Site is six years old this Spring, lurge and fine
looking; has had two Colts by Sir Charles, the first of
which, died at a few days old; and the other, of last
Spring, I refused four hundred dollars cash for, at a fort
night old. The Maid ol Athens never started publicly.
She was taken with the distemper while in training, at 3
years old, and afterwards so badly curbed that it wns
thought advisable to pul her to breeding. She was a
promising filly, and ran several excellent trials.
3dly. Will he offered two fillies by Mr. Johnson's cele
brated Sir Charles, out of a thorough-bred Mare. One
of them (Lilly Lewis,) three years old this Spring, anti
the other (Laura.) two years old this Spring. They are
very stout and likely. The Charles fillies always run.
The dam of Malcolm has been put seven seasons, and
lias had five foals, four of which have been raised to be
grown.
1st. Malcolm, who made a distinguished race, having
beaten many of the finest horses in the Union, in long
races and rpiick time; among them were the justly cele
brated O'Kelly, Annette, and Goliah. 11 is race at Lavv
renceville, in which ho beat the latter, and several other
fine horses, was among the best ever run in America ;
for, ultlio' lie contended for every heat, he ran the third
heat of four miles .in the unparalleled time of eight mi
nutes and four seconds.
2nd. The Maids of Athens, who was injured.
3rdly. Count I’latotf, by Tariff, who, although foun
dered severely three times before he was two years old,
won a sweepstakes and ran several other creditable races.
And lastly, the fine Filly Fleurette, who, under many
disadvantages, was second last Spring, in what Mr.
Adams said, was the best Colts’race ever run at Fair
field; ami though beaten herself, by Col. Wynn’s Mer
lin Colt, after n severe contest, she beat several others
of the first order, some of which had been winners else
where. Col. Wynn thought so highly of her that he
entered her in two of theneavicst stakes of last fall at
Tree llill and Baltimore; but she nlso got crippled and
will never run again.—These are Horses of fine appear
ance.
The Editor of the Sporting Magazine, under the arti
cle “A I'eep at the Old Dominion,'" (vol. 3d, page 519,)
says: “There were seventy-two Race Horse.s”in the
Slahles at New/ Market; among them, Malcolm shone
conspicuous for his noble figure and elastic carriage.”
The sale will he made without reserve, or limitation,
on a credit of six months, for negotiable notes with ap
proved endorsers. JOS. M. SHEPPARD. j
April 7, _ 1 lit—tds
BLOODED STOCK FOR BALE —The subscri
her will sell at auction, on the day of the Jock--v
(.'lull race, lit Fairfield, the 30lh Jnsli‘pi
Idpodcd slock. m ~
\l*t. Lady Berkeley (with a Timoleon colt dropt tf!^^
spring.) 15years old, got by Trafalgar, her dam old Rijff
Alexandria hy AloxaiiTfer* Ver g. g. dam "Woodpecker, j
her g. g. g. dam by i’hlegon, out of Lord Egremont's
Highflyer laare—put to Tranby.
•Jd. Reform, dk. br. raare,(i years old, got by Johnson’s
Tariff, dam by Col. Hoskin s Sir Peter, g. dam by High
lander, g. g. dam by Cade,g. g. g dam by Lonsdale, out
of a thorough bred inare imported by the Hon. Thomas
Nelson—nut to Tranby.
3d. Eglantine, sorrel filly, 3 years old, by Gohannn,
out i f Lady Berkeley.
4th. Jessamine, hay tilly, one year old, out of Reform,
hy Mason's Raller.
Gentlemen who wish to purchase valuable stock, are
invited to attend this sale. RICHARD MILL.
April 14. 112—wtds
MEETING of the Upper Jhppomutox Company.— On
IT-H the first dav of May next, a general meeting of the
stockholders of the Upper Appomattox Company, will
take place in tin* town of Farmville, at the tavern of Mr.
George R. Jeffries, in order to take into consideration
the law authorizing an increase of stock, and further im
provement of the river, passed at the last session of the
General Assembly of Virginia; and to provide for the
opening of books of subscription for the new stock. To
insurea meeting, it is earnestly requested, that all stock
holders will attend, or send proxies to represent them in
the meeting. BY THE TRUSTEES
Of the Upper Jlppcmattox Company.
April lo. 111 —td '
d ^ dl. 1JI_*■
Ik 11/ 111^
njE beg leave to inform the public, that our arrange
ments for the transportation of the Mails, and
the accommodation of the traveller, on that part of the
Metropolitan Lino, from Washington to Richmond, are
finished and complete.
Those arrangements consist of one line daily, between
Washington and Richmond, mill one other daily line be
tween Fredericksburg and Richmond.
On the water part of this route, we have planed the
celebrated Steam-boat Champion, so distinguished for
speed noil equipment, ns to have been removed from the
the theulre of her celebrity, on the North Ilivor, by
contract.
On the residue of the route, we have provided such
coaches, horses and drivers, as will, we flutter ourselves,
command the approval of the public.
Without any inteferenco with our Mail Line whatever,
we arc enabled, by the agency of our other daily line, to
accommodate ourselves once every day, during the
Steamboat navigation to the pleasure or engagement of
travellers.
We have undertaken this interesting and important
branch of the public service, with a determination to
Command the public support, Inj timer ring it; and we,
therefore, wish it distinctly understood, that we are, by
sight or by d w; the public's obedient servants,
WM. SMITH A CO.
(1 t‘ F'or Seats, apply ul the F'ngic and Bell Hotels
Richmond, Feb. IB. !>3— If
THAO .Soutturn. Smith- It'rslrrn ond tl rstrrn I'rnrrlh rt.
Si The Proprietors (F, Porter and Co ) of the Old
anil ropiilur Line between Washington City and Rich
mond, beg leave to inform their numerous friends, and
tlie public at large, that they have this day pul their splen
did STEAM BOAT SYDNEY on the route to Potomac
Creek. Leaving Washington tluilij at li A M. — return
ing, will arrive in Washington between ii and 3 o’clock,
P. M , enabling passenger* to reach Baltimore, by Bclla
boover A. Co.’s Stages, in time for early supper.
'I'lie Sidney has recently been greatly improved in nil
respects.- She is not surpassed in speed by any boat on
the Potomac Waters; is unequalled in accommodations,
having a large and airy Cabin oil deck, tilled up with
berth*, and two 1 rge Cabins below.
The route by the Potomac Creek has but eight miles
hind carriage to Fredericksburg, over n good Turnpike
road, and passengers by this route will reach their place
of destination several hours earlier than by the other
Line.
The Stages for Charlottesville, Staunton, and Virginia
Springs, leave F’rrdericksburg itoi If.
Peck A. Wellford’s Line, thrice a week.
JAMES OUY,Captain.
Arrangements arc being made, by which the incon
venience of travelling by night to Richmond and Char
lottesville will be avoided. When completed public, no
tice will be given.
April 10. Ill—tf
Vr A LI ABLE PROPER I Y.m the (Hi/of llirhinonil,
for tnlr.—The well knownTatcrn at Bacon Branch,
with ft ntindwr of unimproved l#ols adjoining, will be of
fered at public sale, on Wednesday, the 20th of May next,
by tl»e Executors of Martin Baker, dee d., on a credit of
12. 1H and 24 months. Bonds with approved security,
and a deed of trust on the property, will In- required.—
The Tavern is a fine large brick Building, well calculat
ed for the purpose of entertainment, with a back Build
ing of brick of the same sise as the Tavern, and a fine
large meadow. There is in the yard, within 15 feet of
the Tavern door, a never-failing Spring of water, supern*
to any in Richmond or its vicinity,
April 21. 114—tda
POLITICAL.
THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION.
The Opposition make us much noise about the propos
ed National Convention, lobe held at Baltimore,as tho*
it were something new under the sun—us though Wig
gerjr itself never met in Conventions, either county,
State, or Nations!. Was Mr. Clay never nominated by
a National Convention? Was Mr. Wirt not nominated
by n National Convention of Anti-Masons? Did the Op
position never hold a National Convention, and that too
ut Baltimore? Will any oftlic Wigs answer these ques
tions? Will they act independently and openly for once,
and let the people really understand them?
If they answer all these questions affirmatively, and
they dare not do it negatively, as every youth in the land
knows them to be true; we would then ask in sober se
riousness, what is there s > terrible in a National Conven
tion when held by the Democratic Party? Will the Op
| position inform us—enlighten us—instruct us?
Perhaps we might venture hh answer ourselves—and
I it is very probable that we should answer coricctly.—
" e have sometimes ventured a guess at the Buttering of
the Federal party, and guessed coirectly, and it inspires
us with a Kiiilicit'iicy of confidence to guess again. Our
( readers will well recollect, that every National Conven
tion held by the Opposition, proved a miserable abortion !
and of course they arc not in very high favor with that
party—while those held by the Democrats proved high
ly successful, and this confirmed their had opinion of all
such meetings. The Opposition see, beforehand, that if
the Democratic parly make a nomination and unite upon
it, ns they unquestionably will do, that meat tekel is
written upon the wall—ihat all their candidates ham
mered into one cannot save them. Hence the cry is,
Down with the Convention! as though they had never
held one themselves. Any other act of the Democratic
party that would be beneficial to its success, would lie
just as loudly denounced. If the Democratic party
were to pursue any other, for the sake of unity and har
mony, in the language of Judge White, '• tlnsc ctry
fame nun,'' would denounce it with equal violence.—
Kvery one understands perfectly well that this is the
amount of their patriotism and sincerity. And the peo
ple have seen too much of such a course of inconsisten
cy and double-dealing, to be gulled by it.
It is the certain success of the Democratic party, uni
ted upon the National nominations, that so highly dis
pleases (lie "ring-streaked and speckled" Opposition.—
Is it not so r Have we not guessed well? If we have,
every Democrat will know his duly, and be prepared to
perform it!—Columbus (Ohio) Hemisphere.
NORTH- CAROL IN A.
At a meeting of Delegates from the counties of Hali
fax, Nash, Warren, and Franklin, at the House of Mr.
Henry Sims, in the county of Nash, on the llih of
April, 1KU—there appeared Turner Rutland and B. K.
Dickins, Ksq'rs. from Halifax; Dr. J. Arrington, Gene
ral Henry Blount, I>. M. Deans, W. W. Bryant, and M.
R. Garrett, Ksq'rs. from the county of Nash; the lion.
Daniel Turner, Gen. John 11. Hawkins. Francis A.
I hornton, \\ in. K. Kearney,and Jacob Faulcon, Ksq'rs.
from Warren; and John D. Hawkins, Henry G. Wil
limns. Joseph J. Maclin, Joseph J. Ward and William
Thrill, from Franklin.
j iif uu-fiiiii: cniiru 10 orcier oy \v m. k. Koarni'y,
Esq., mid on his motion, John D. Hawkins, Esq., was
appointed the Chairman of the Convention.
On motion of the Hon. Daniel Turner, M. It. Garrett,
Esq., was appointed Secretary.
After the Convention was organized, the Chairman
addressed the Delegates in a clear and satisfactory man
ner, setting forth the object of the meeting to he t» ap
point Delegates toa National Convention, to lie held m
Baltimore on the 20th of May next, whose object will be
to select, from the Democratic Party, suitable candidates
for the next President and Vice President of the United
great necessity for unity of action, ami a decidc.i°“ff‘ ,
iYT f:n..'TV 'if these candidates, wluMitkelerted on
■jf,1' th.‘ pvholc i lic.ui i’.irvy, •■•/H lli'uU
lift i“it might be su decided, that defeat would he the
consequence by the Opposition.
On motion of Gen. John 11. Hawkins, it was
Renat ted, That as the county of Halifax, by mistake
had only two of her five delegates present, tha't the two
delegates in attendance should have the uaine voice in
the convention as if all were present.
On motion of the Hon. Daniel Turner, it was
Remitted, That a Committee of one mende r from each
comity be appointed by the Clnir, to consider of and
report to the Convention what number of Delegates
should lx selected, to be sent from this meeting to the
Baltimore Convention: Whereupon, the Chairman ap
pointed the lion. Daniel Turner, (Ion. Ilonrv Blount,
Henry (5. Williams, and B. K Dickins, Esqrs., to form
that Committee; who reported that this Convention
should send five Delegates to the Baltimore Conven
tion. And, thereupon, the Honorable Jesse A. By
mini, the lion Daniel Turner, Gen. Henry Blount,
Kov. Henry Fitts, and Joseph J. Maclin. Esq'rs. were
chosen by this Convention to attend the National Con
vention to he held in Baltimore, on the 20th of May next,
to select suitable candidates for the next President and
Vice President of the U. States.
On the motion of Joseph J. Maclin, Esq., it was
Reunited, That the proceedings of this Convention, he
signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and published in
the Raleigh Standard, the Warrenton Reporter, and the*
other Republican papers of the Stale.
On motion of Francis A. Thornton, Esq., it was
Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention ho ten
dered to the Chairman and Secretary for their services;
and it was also resolved, that the thunks of the Conven
tion be tendered to Henry Sims, Esq., for the use of his
Rrtoms occupied by the Convention for their delibera
tions.
The Convention then adjourned sine die.
JOHN D HAWKINS, Chairman.
M. R. Garrktt, Secretary.
rnosrn is or rue. Ocrositiox.— We begin to coin
misoralo the forlorn condition of onr triangular ftp
position party, w hat appears to be left to them, all told.
The Anti Masonic part have Vermont, the .Yitllijitrs have
South Carolina, and the American System section have
Massachusetts, Delaware, Mary land and Kentucky.—
Thus the whole combined, number only six out of the
twenty-four States composing our Union. And so dis
cordant are they, that they cannot find an individual
who can receive the voles for President of the three
flagmen!*—and Mr. Burges recommends that they run
three condidati s—one w e presume for each section—not
with the hope of electing either by the Prot*i k, but with
the avowed expectation of preventing an election by the
People and throwing it into flu House of Representa
tives, where intrigue, bargain and eon upturn may tri
umph. We really pity the Had condition to which fac
tion lias brought tin- Opposition.— Halt. Ihp.
The following rather unpalatable Pill, is administered
by a letter writer of the Courier, who dates from Provi
dence, tin* 15th inst: //,
"Here, with every thing at our command, and with
the ability to succeed, we have suffered sham* and dis
grace. because many < f onr party stopped by tin- road
side to quarrel about Masonry, anti-Masonry, anti
slavery, anti-brandy, gin and cold water, orthodoxy,
heterodoxy, Fanny Wright, Beelzebub, and Rail-roads
Thus we quarrelled and plit and divided;—the well-or
ganized forces of the Administration, matched up in Hu
mean time and carried all before them. We have thus
lost onr Senator, and the State besides, and llius, with
tears in my eyes and wormwood in my gizzard, do i
'curse and quit.' tin- Rhode Island Election for April,
1855. "(.Jive me my hat—I waul logo home."
Yours very truly.
POl,l 11 CAL vThSVrt.
It seem* that the Nullificfs of the .South will support
Mr White for the Presidency, notwithstanding bis vote
for the “ Bloody Bill," and the support he has given to
the Adrniristration of fSeneral Jackson Wr were pre
pared for this movement; we w«-ro firmly convinced that
the adherents of Nullification would support any man,
entertaining any principles, in opposition tn the Repub
, lirun candidate. The vote of Mr. While for the Bloody
1 Bill, and the support he has uniformly given to the men
j sure* of the Aflinmistration, are forgotten, and will be
forgiven, if be i* willing to he the tool of the Nul
lification Party, and the instrument to he used to
distract the Republican Party, to create discord, and
foment opposition to the Administration In or
der to accomplish such tit tiro hie objects, a new par
ty is now organizing, winch is to lx* composed of all
those who have nothing to expect from Hie present Ad
ministration. nor from the next one,should the Republi
can party succeed in electing their candidate. We were
also prepared for the organization of a new* party; there
wn* not in Hie composition of the Opposition party in
the United States, a sufficient guarantee for the adhe
rence of the members to that system of opposition adopt
! ed by the leader*. '1 here was too great a diversity of
1 principle* among the various portion* of the Opposition,
to expect a concentration of the vote* in their possession;
! hence, the plan of hoisting another flag, under which
| their scattered Opposition may he induced to rally, in or
der to present to tlieir opponents a more solid phalanx.
Hie leoding Nullification papers in South Carolina re
peatedly declared that they could not support Mr. White,
the supporter of the Bloody Bill. The Nullifiers of Vir
gmia and Georgia, how ever, thought it more politic to
a!>‘ *or onylody for the Presidency, in opposition to
Van Huron, bo that the Nullifi. rs in the S nth were
• ompletely at issue. \\ ho were to make concessions, in
'•r.ir to produce more unanimity in the approaching
contest lor power? The South Carolina Nullifiers have
made concessions. '1 lie Charleston Mercury, the or
gan of the principal leaders of the Nullification party
in South Carolina, lias hoisted the While flag, and
calls on all the adherents of Nullification to rally un
der it, for the purpose of redeeming the country from
tyranny uml misrule, oppression anil slavery. What dees
the editor of that paper say ? Reflect well, |»eople of
viecUt *’.°n 1,0 reas.»ns given by this organ of the
Nullifiers, tor its support of Mr. White, lie says: “The
more we reflect upon this subject, tlie stronger is our
conviction, (hat it is our duty not to be passive siiectu
tors of such a contest. We are awure that we may be
taunted with inconsistency—reminded of the strong
terms in which we spoke against taking any part in this
«. jntest lor the 1 residency, mid asked how we can recon
cile it to ourselves that a Jackson man and one who vc
ed tor the force Bill, should receive support from South
-uiol.na. v\ e answer that since expressing our repug
,,yV!CL‘ lo 11 Jackson man and one who voted lor the Force
Hill, we have become convinced that much more than
tlie elevation o! the man, is involved in this contest, and
now feel it uduty to support Judge White for the Presi
dency with a photf:stanno* against that vote, and his
Jacksomsm down to the late session.”
And what does he say about a new party, and a new
banner, under which the State-Rights Party is to fight
in the approaching contest for Governor of Georgia r—
Uetleet well, people of Georgia, on this political move
ment ol the Nullification Party The editor of the Mer
oU'm .al’IK‘!!,s tlu,-s V) the feelings of his political friends:
1 Ills is the principle upon which the friends of the
i a(ro ,l0"' ai ting in other portions of the
I /!“?"' ,arc determined, if they cannot accomplish
utl that they would, at least to effect as much as they can.
l or tins purpose, they have taken advantage or
cm. schism NOW IMSTINU IN THE JACKSON PAIiTV,aild
{live resolved lo co-operate with the friends of Judge VV.,
in their endeavors to break down Van liurcnism and the
odious ascendancy of the N. Y. School, and in tlie hope of
forming a new party, upon the principles of strict con
struction, and establishing an honest, upright, and econo
mical administration of alFairs. The White banner, accord
moly, has lieen hoisted by the Whig and State Rights par
ties in every Southern uud Western State in which the
Congressional elections are not yet over, it is under
this banner that they are now combatting Van Biircniara
in North Carolina and Virginia. It is under tins that
the Mate Rights Party will tight in the approaching con
test lor Governor of Georgia. Under this banner the
Mates of ieniicssec, Alabama, and Mississippi have long
since been ranged, nor can any thing move them from
their course, whilst there is tlie slightest prospect of suc
ceeding in their purpose ”
And yet tlw: Nullifiers pretend to be governed by prin
ctplcs : if Mr. \N lute is an honest man, n linn and un
devE-iling politician, lie cannot realize tlie expectations of
ili'1 NdIlifters, should he be elected to the Presidency.
Aiul.it be were to realize those expectations,could he be
considered us a man of political integrity by the Ameri
\ can people Would (he Nullifiers themselves have con
lidence in his honesty : If Judge White is the man the
i Nullifiers and ourselves believe him to be, lie will disap
point tlie Nullifiers and Whigs, because tlie principles
which have been the guide ol the present Administration,
will also l>e the guide of the Administration of Mr. White.
W ithout forfeiting all claims to the respect of the people,
he cannot support tlie Protective System, Internal Im
provements b> the l ederul Government, and a liberal con
struction ol the Constitution. If be does not forfeit them,
what support will his Ainu lustration receive from tlie
Northern Whig.;.- WithovU*..violating the most solemn
declarations, he^anticl Mipp \^V^hklrines
Atiiiiinivtra'Cdn'iiYcrm' ifom iTie’’tf uTlifioYs lind Southern
" bigs? lb Mr. White prepared to do penance for the
support of the bloody bill, and the principles of the Pro*
cluiualion? Ua» he promised the Nullitiers to atone for
jus uniform support at the Administration? Ilow comes
it, Unit the Southern Nullitiers have been induced to
hoist the White flag.' Is Nullification to be'abandoned’
Is a new set of principles to be started? Is a new scheme
to acquire powi r to be adopted? We shall see and very
shortly, the dcvelopeincnt of all the political movements
to which the next 1 residential 1.lection is giving birth.—
.'1 ugustu Constitutionalist.
[I'aOtn tUo .Mononcnlia HciiiiMiran.l
rilH FRANKING PRIVILKGK.
It is probably known to most of your readers, that in
the last session of the t't’d Congress, the privilege of
franking was extended to all the members during the
recess, and to members elect immediately on their elec
tion. 1 liis lias been considered by rcllecting men as a
corrupt measure; and, I would respectfully suggest the
propriety of n quiring of our candidates for Congress, a
pledge, that they will, if elected, move, and use their en
deavors to procure a repeal of the law. It behoves the
people to be cvi'r on the alert, and contend against cor
ruplion and peculation, of their money in tlieir earliest
stages.
A superficial observe* would suppose this to be a tri
fling matter; but, when it is investigated, 1 apprehend it
is something more serious. It so haves a flairs, that we
may have two persons entitled to the franking privilege
for thirteen entire months, while at least one of them,
(and a good part of it, too,) is not engaged in any public
business. 'I his is true as to Pennsylvania, nnd all States
where the elections arc held in October; and in Virginia,
the |>eriod it* oitiy a Utile slimier—the same principle ex
ists.
The privilege of franking, as first taken and exercised
by members of Congress, was confined to public docu
ments, letters on public business, and petitions received
from the people.
»» 111 ini li win* BonuuK-rr to ims, ami resiriclcu to UU
days before and after the session, it was highly proper,
and a hertelit to fcbo pablic; but that. I think, every candid
man of correct principles will allow to bo “ample space
and verge enough.” At any other time, a Congressman
lias no pulilic business to write about, and no public
documents to send ; and to send any tiling else, is as
contrary to the letter and spirit of the law, as it is repug
nant to justice or injurious to the public weal. It is true,
Congressmen are apt to make use of this privilege for
electioneering purposes, by flooding the community with
reports of a party character*. This is, doubtless, an abuse;
j but, so king u»n man restrains his conduct within Urn
I letter of the law, few are so fastidious as to censure him
i fot violating its spirit. 1 fear the times of such scrupu
lous justice have passed forever from our land.
But, when a Congressman undertake* to have Ids
Eltelwueerinjf .Iilrlrrs* printed in Washington, and sent
by thousands under frank, into his district, or cncournge*
his favorite* to luterutr the privilege to forward their pri
vate letters of fri« ndsfiip or business, the abuse becomes
too manifest, and the corruption tow rank not to meet a
merited rebuke.
I have heard it estimated, by those who have the best
means of forming a judgment upon the subject, that a
J single member of Congress, of no distnnt district, has de
i frauded the I’nst-Office Department of at least LftlOO dur
I ing one session. Now, if other Congressmen should fol
| low bis example, it would amount to little short of thirty
thousand dollars annually; a sum too considerable to bo
passed by.
Hut this is not all. “He that is unjust in little, is nil
just also in much.'' L<t us not deceive ourselves; for, if
| we b lour public servants roll us a little with impunity,
{ the tune is not dist ant, when they will hnve their hands
tip to their elbows inour money chests.
Our candidates for Congress are enli ring (or have en*
, tered upon) thru campaign of electioneering, and 1
i wowld close for lire present, by requesting of you, to ask,
! through the medium of your excellent slice!, of the pre
j sent member an account of bis Stewardship in that par
i ticular, and of both candidates, a pledge for the future,
j upon this subject. 1 know, Mr. Editor, there are some
! who would rather hear from them on this question, than
! that of ‘■•who shall be the next President? ’
A FARMER.
Mn. Brxrov,—The Hon. Thomas II. Renton passed
' through l-na'mrilh*. Kentucky, on the Htli insl. During
I his brief at ty in that city he was invited to partake of a
j public dinner, which he re- pcclfnlly declined. To tho
lr-tter of thee.immlltr e. appointed for the purpose of eor
j responding with him, on lImp subject, be addressed the
j following answer:
Uvmi Horn., Louisville, )
April 8, J
tirmltunrn-have jted bad the gratification to receive
yonr nmst flattering invitation to accept a public dinner
ntthi* place, and have to express my regret that it is not
in my power to accept this mark of respect which is so
kindly offered to me, and which is so grateful to my feel
ings.' Tho honor which is intended for we, is accom
plished by the invitation itself, and the pleasure of mak
ing tho personal acquaintance of many or our friends here
will not he entirely lost, a* I shall cheerfully avail my
self of my brief slay in this city to see and become ae

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