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1'nc 4 CMason'Coauner, Fe 4.A
rtegret to learan that ani accident,.of a seri
o's tat uVt, though fortunately'not affecting
the lives or limbs of persons, occurred out the
.ailBiad on.M onday evening tout. When
the doV. nward train of cai arrived within
a mile of Woodetock, the Locomotive ran
off jle rvad, andcois'equently. drew aller it
the tender, baggage, and. several of .the
freig'-t cary, Alsoa car contatning several
erco horses, belonging to Col. Hampton.
nud others. A number of cars were shut
tered to atoms from the concussion;. and
several of tho horses injured--one or two of.
them, it is reported, so badly as to lead to
the belief that. they will be incapacitated
la'tu any more appeariig on the turf. A
servant was in the car-with the horses, at
the time the accident occurred, but escaped
writlh little or no injury. The horses were
taken from the Rail Road, and arrived
hero yesterday forenoon. The passengers
were brought down betsween d and 4 o'clock
yesterday morning, by a Locomotive that
was despatebted from town to their assis
tauce, as soon ia inTformation of the occur
rence was received. Capt. J. C. Ker the
proprietor of :Woodstock, hastened an ex
press instantly to town, to give notice of the
misfortune, and, with his usual urbanity,
-a- nud-.promptitide, allorded every assistaice
in his power.
It is particularly unfortunate that this cir
cumstance should have taken place at this
period, as we fear it may affect, sonmcw'dt,
the sports of the Turf, during the coming
.week. We hope, however,that none of Col.
. H.'s favorite nags have sustained such dat
age ts to prevent his engaging in the con
test' for the various purses to ho - run for.
Should he not participate in the week's
amusement, the circumstance should be a
source of mtch regret to the sporting coin
Corrcspondence of dc Charleston Cour.
WAsumEuotron, Fob. 9.
In the House this morning, Mr. Muhlen
herg's resigtinmion of his sent was announced
by the Speaker. Mr. Wise expressed his
groat personal regret at this annuciation of
the intention of Mr. 1. tMeave the capitol.
1Ie had known that gentleman ever sipee
lie cane into public life, and no-man was
his superior in personal amiability of poli
tical patience. With great humility and
forbearauce lie had borne the burdens of his
party; and while ho regretted that 'ho gentle
ian had escaped the application of his reso
ltion against the appoiutinen c of members
to executive office, he congratulated the
gentleman on being thus removed from the
toil and turmoil of politics here nud in Pein
sylvania, and being sent to a haven of rest,
far abroac!. This speech was followed by
some langhter from every part of the Hall.
Thu [louse spent the day intfhecousiler
ntion of private business. ''ho bill, granting
S10J000 for the payment to the hei-s of
Robert Fulton..of certain claims heretofore
made against the Government by Mr. Ful
tot, was discnssed at great length, and was
warmly opposed and earnestly supported
- Mr. Legare, of S.C. and Mr. Hollinan, of
N. Y. advocated the bill in a most eloquent
:and triumphant mainner. The bill was linal
ly passed, by a la-ge majority.
Corrzspondcuc o<f the CharleCston Courier.
WVauus, Feb. 6
"M1r. Calhoun's bill to cede the public
lands wiithin the limits of the new States.
5n certain conditiotn,, is the mnost impor
tant tucasure now before Congress% As it
is to become the subject of very serious
-on:sidermtion in both hunses, a.'an e.arly
day. I give thme following abaract of its
leading pr-ovissions.
rThe first se-ctionsl providles, thaut all the
publi lanids wvithin theo Suites of AlA
hinma Mississippi, Lonisana, Ar-kansas.
SMsonri, I liunois Indiana, Ohio and Michti
gun, wvith ihe exceptioni of theo sites of
Itrfietions. nav-y and duck yards, arsenials
iunigazines andi tall other puiblic bumildiigd be
ceded to thec states witin te limitsof wvhichi
they are respectively situated, omi the ful
loini condiitionis;
F"irst. Th'lat thip said Staites shall pass nets
to be irrevocabhle. pirovidling for- the anua~l
paymieut to thme United States., tfly per
cenit. oii the gross amlionnit of thme sialest of
sneh- liads, on or before the 1.-t July of each
Second. That time imiimumi pice, as
now ixed b~y law i, shatll remin uinehanged
untiil thme first day of January, 1812. amfter
wich time thes price maty be reduced by
staid Stites to blaik price pecr tiere. A gradi
nial redeetionm may lie matde lier- that thne,
tilly fieyears, with thicprovis~ions thatm
llansremaininiag utnsold hiy-veyearms
tand npwar-ds, shall be ceded absolutely to
the. States in which saidi lands are situated.
Third. That the lands rahall he subjeet
to the same legal suib-divisions- in the saile
anid sntrvey-, as. are now provided by law,
awti also to the samo terms of saile, (cnsh.)
asnd the s:umne reservaition oftheo i(;th townt
sip for0k eacdh sec-titn.
Fotnrthm. This ce.ssioni shall lie in full of
thie lives per cnt. fund, or any parl nt al
reads~y advanmced to any State; andi that the
sid States shaull lie exclusively linble for
chatrges; tht-many hiereafter- tneernes from the
su:rveys, sales amnd muanage~omenit of thme ptl.
lie lands, aid ext ingnmishmient of Ilhani
titles within tihe said states respcttively.
FifthI. Thalmt a failut-e oni the part of ainy
stte. to comply with time ablove conduitionis
or a v-iolamtion if the same, shalml mender the
third session nhsolutely uniltimid void ; mind
shall aliso tnnntiall titles or grants hereafter
;munde by * id Staites.
SCietin second~ provides for- closing the
landl oflices, inclnding the sumrveyiug dhe
partiimint, withiti thu hunits of any Statte,
sot sooni as the said State shall have passed
an tact compljlyinig with theinubovo~ cond itionis.
Setioni ithirm provides for relieving such
States as accept thme coniditions, from all
restricti.-a~s on the right of said St aies to
:ax anty Iltti<, subh~squent to the-ir sale ; and
ihr remfnudintg to the Sitites alli maps. titles
antd pampers itt time generial land otlice, rela
tive to sa id lais.
Sec-tinm furimth provides that nll publlic
lawli. ihe State or TJetnnetssce shall lit re
dcd to that State with thec exception conitain
ed1 ini the first sec-tion."
-- Gs 1reeniville D).i-rit, tno less tihan eight
enaihtates tire annoneeUId for the ofken of
We Nn$il t.dd. 1hd morning popes,'
that the loss of Mr. Co ke by the burning of
has property .in the' rnt Street Tt "atre
on Saturday last, is estimated at 3150,000
und Mr. Cooke himself states in aj td
which we insert below, that they#.uts 'no
itsurance of any part of it, a rien'tIlob by
fire. Woehave heard it suggested, and We
think It very probable, thiat the duties paid
bv Mr. Cooke on the importation ofJuis val
uable property, would bo remitted or' re
turned to hin on application to Congress.
The cases of.the sufferers by the grea 6re
In N. York, are worthy precedents, wlelh
undoubtedly would be followed on the pre
sent occasion'that offeis 'as tronisa claim
for reliefusany that has over occurred..
In our notice of the Fire in Sunday's
Gazette, we stated that the Mayor in con
sequence of the receiptuf an anonymous let
ter, had " directed a nightly- watch to be
kept at the theatre, which bad been contin
tied to the time of the fire." We hivo
learned to day, that the direction was given
to several city ollicers to watch on a par'tic
ular night specified in the anonymous letter
.as that during which the attempt would be
made to burn the Theatre but on the assu
rance from Mr. Co'oke that four persons of
his.company, would remain every night
in the house, the attendance of the city oil
cers tcas not continued. The fhur persons
contelhplated b'y Mr. Cooke were in the
house when the flames were- discovered, but
not wtiching--two of them with difliculty
efl'coted their oscape.
A *ard.-.Mr. Cooke befs leave public
ly to acknowledge the ardent, though inel
feetual, struggle of the Baltimore Firemen
to preserve some remnant of his lost prop
erty ; those ellthrts, though vain, do not the
less inspire a real feeling of gratitude.
It may not he deemed impertinent at
this'overwhelming crisis to state that sever
al reports have circulated of Insurance be
ing eili'eted on Mr. C's horses and property
all of which are entirely without foundation,
as he has literally lost every thing, and pos
sesses no means whatever of a direct or re
more rendency to assist hitai in this sudden
iad uwfgI calamity,
E.rtraI of a Inner fmm a Frirnil, dated
"I have this moment returned from a
scene that was trily harrowing: a human
being in a state of intoxication, fell into the
fire, over which he had been seen reclining,
in the absonce of the family. and was liter
ally baked!! one of his ears was entirely
burnt oil' : and some other part of his sys
tem was burnt to a cinder, . lie was a
youug man, perhaps about thirty years of
ae-an excellent farm hand, but surren
dered himself to the demon of intemperance,
and had thus been cut oi in the flower of
manhood, leaving it wife and child, to be
supported, perhaps, by the county.
"I was called upon to.hold an inquest,
which I did, and after the jury was duly
sworn and the witntesses examined,-their
verdict a as. that he,(James Spencer) 'camne
to his death by intoxication ; in which state
he fell in the fire and was burnt to death.'
Melancholy Catastrophe-Remarbable ,fi
delity of a Dog.-Mr. Nicholas Ityerson,
a highly respectable citizen of I'aekinack,
SI'ssieo outt N. Jersey', was found on
residence, crushed to death by a tree which
had talen upon him. lie was out squirrel
hunting, nd1l when (lund it appeared that
he had taken one squirrel and shot unother,
whieh in failing lodged upon a tree, which
lie felled, and in tallitig struck another tree,
which caused it to turn and fall inpoi him,
hearing him to the ground, and crubhing his
body in a mtost herrible mantuner. lie wias
linundh withI the tiree lyiing upon hiim, and his
dog. "'the trustiest of its kind,'' sitting on
the sitump tf the tidletn tree. The collars
of' Mr-. Rgr'sot's c-oat and vest weic torn
complletely oll' evidetly bv his fatitiel
comanioni, ini his v'ain atteinpts to drawv
his master friom uinder the tree.
WVe are tnt wiithout hopes that the reper
ted destruction oh a large portioti of' lie city
of Lexington, Kentncky, is unfioundi~ted.
Trhe coiiflagratin . asserted ittohve ccr
red ont the night of the 25th til., whaeirens
we have aecounts froma ltimore and
Watshington n t ihe eeing of the 6th inst.
Now. the re'gulatr mail, we understand, is
hatt six days fromu Lexington to these cities,
nnd lhe express mail is carried between
those lakcesi in thr:ee day's.-andl yet no
it'nratioin of thli~s emastropihe In any of
their papers. A pairagraphl is indeed pubh
lishied at New York, of the same purporit
as thte ner-outr rr-s'cived her'e, and stated to
he uipon the samne noithoirity, viz. thme mavor
of the city. IBut it is tnt very likely that
at stneh a tiomtet or conrnsionjand distress,
the Mayor would thitik of bitting downi to
write letters to persotis at such distant points
while he omitted to wrtite to othersi more
immediately contnected with the bausiness ofi
that ciiy.
Int addition to thig, we have slipis fr-omt
Cinicintnatti, Ohio, to lhe 3rd inst., mine davs
aufter the repur'ted lire nwI yet we indh titata
itig in t hetm upoun the subiject. We canunot
thereth'e, bttt ithiink that the whole story is
a fabirienlion ; al if so, we trust that the
vile author oh' the impoisition tmay be dhis
eovered and m aeet with the reward which
hie wuttd richly merit f'or his villaiiny.-Chuar.
Courkcr, Feb.9.
From1 thec St. L~ouis Iiep;ublican, Feb.. 1
Osana.: I Nxi..-e hav'e conversed
wvith ls petntletant, itt't come in by landic fromji
l'ort Ga'ibsona, on theA Arknustasiver., lie
inf~ormts its that the c'ondliiciti of' this mniserm
ble tribie is pitiable int the extreme. Th'ley
have no atinutities from the Gioverinmem:t
the sus st iiulatedl to he paid to themi for
their lands hiave nil been set tied, and their
crops hain rtiled this seasoin, they are
literatlly ini a state oh' starvation atd watnt.
No mant residitig witin the c'oniines of civi
lization can apparceinmt thle extreme wtretch
edness to whlich these miiserrable bteings are
frequetily redueed. They have little or'
nto gamec within their own ter'ritory, mid
being poor, when their crops fatil they haive
nao source ol' relief whatever. We l elieve
a lill lhas been reported in Congress foi' ex
tenading to them snome relief. Trhis mesr
shoutldl, if passed at all, be adlopted wvithI atll
possible haste, nd wvhnttever relief it is di'
sigatmed to extend to them, shonuld he givetn
ru' Yttvce -i"he Leglelture of' eii
oesseehave recently adjourned after a Ses
sion of great harmony, having passqd a
umberof very sautary laws; among Which
fin d lawgfortlhesuppessiou of- szPiLIxI'
bywhaieh the Oct.grant.ng licousea for re
'tolirg liunora is repealed, imnd the vending
of them inadeaa misdemcanor, fined at the
didlfrethiiof' hi Court. We copf the fol
lowing abstiact o the law against vending
and wearing Bowie knives, from the Nash
ville Whig.
. Bowzu ,KNtvEs.-The bill to suppress the
salo and ise of Bowie knives, deserves to
be reckoned amongst the most salutary acts
passed by the.Generul Assembly. Its pro
visions will efFectually. stay the use and sale
of one of tho most bloody instruments of
death known to the present aige. and every
friend of humanity and good orde- must re
joice that the practice of wearing this bar
barous weapon has been rendered a misdc
meanr. and its use in any ,oatja (felony b
the Legislative action oftthe State.
The.Jirat section of this law enacts, that
if any merchant, pedler, jeweller; confec
tioner, grocery keepe-, or other person or
person .whatever, shall sell or offer to sel,
or shall bring into this State for the purpose
of selling, giving, or disposing ofin any other
manner whatsoever, any hiwie 'bife or
Bowie kniivos, or Arkansas Tooth.nick. or
any knife or weapon that siall Aju. forn,
s'dape, or size, resemble a Iowie .nife or
Arkansas Tooth-pick, such terohh , &c..
orother person or persoms, for.'eve1-y such
weapon so sold, niven or otherkniae disposed
of, or offered to bo sold, giveh or otherwise
disposea of, shall he guilty of a niedeniea
nor, and upon conviction thereof, upon in
diciment or present ment, shall lie fined in a
sum not less than $1100 nor inre than $500
and shall lie imprisoned in the county jail
for a period not less than one month nor
more than six mouths.
The second section provides, that if any
person shall wear such weapon- tinder his
clothes, or keep tIhe snme concealed about
his person. lie shall he guilty ofa misde
meanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall
be fined a sum not less than A20t0 nor more
than $500, and shall be imprisoned in the
county jail not less than three months nor
mnore than six mouths.
The third section provides that ifauy per
son shall maliciously draw, or aftempt to
draw, any such weapon fron under his
clothes or from any place of concealnient
about his person, forlthe purpose ofstieking
cutting, awing, or imtimidating any person,
such person shall le guilty of a felony. ani
upon conviction thereof, shall beconfmced in
the penitentiiry for a period of not less than
three nor more than five years.
The fourth section provides, that if any
person carrying such an instrument, upon an
sudden rercounter, shall cut or stab another
person with such knife, whether death en
sties or not, such Person shall. upon conviC
tion thereof, be confined in the penitentiary
not less than three nor nore then fifteen
Theffh section enacts that the. w shall
be in force from and aller the first f March
ncxt-mIakes it the duty of the circu Judges
of this State to give the act in- darge to
their grand juries-gives to any ci otlicer
who shall arrest and prosecute Inc avielion
and punishment any p6r" guiit of the
ollnces above enumerate(,, the s of $50
to _e taye in t:te.ill.fo - she
Attorhiey-General a tax fee of$20, and no
prosecutor required.
Prnsioners.-The whole number of Pen
sioners in the United Stites i, 41,i68. Oh
these, 21-10 nre in Alaine, 2(X37 in New
lumpshire, 4;8;1 in Massachusetts, 2:533
in Conaecticut, 1104 iii hoda Island, 2.1917
in Vecrmount. 8636 in Newv York. 11l66 in N.
Jersey, 264'. iln 14nnsylvanaia, -11 in inh
ware, 4157 .n Maryland, 2584I in Virginia,
1430 iln North Carolina, 613 in South Cair
oilinn, 532 in Genmriin, 6i-I in iMlississippi.
37'. iln Alahnma, 72 in Louisiana, 2059) ill
ill Teninessee, 'd255 in Eeantaekv 23041 ill
Ohio, 781 in lnimatn, S in Illhiois, 2G;3 i
Missouri, 21 in IFloridla, 25i in Arkains, 175
lin Michigan, 5 iln Wisonsin, 1-12 in the
D)istrict ofColiubin. The nnumb~er ofPeni
sionlers addled to the list fromz Oct. 21, 183G
was 211. Denths during the same period,
WVe have at lengilh, receivedl Col. Tav
lor's oflicial nueount of thle batle in tihe
swamps of the Kissiiinmee, on Christas
dany. It doe~s not ndJl mneh(d to onr* inifor
mntiotn respectinig the eangaement. We,
annex the list of the officers .killed andl
illed,-Lientt. (Col. A. 11. Thomnso,,
6th U. S. Ilumry ; AXdjutaint J1. P. Canter
do.t Captain Vani S wearingen, do. ; First
Lient. F. J. Brooke, alo .: anda Ifirank & file.
I~oundd.--Ca pt. 0. Anadrews. 6it.a U.
St ates lufantiry; lFir~t Lietutentant J. ll(ope'r
W~alker, Gth do. ; and 7~6 ratnk and lile.
Agi~regate regulars killed, 23, aggregate
wounded, 7!).
MitssoL~ra Vo0lt.e:r:::n &c.
IIounnded.- Co lonjel Gaeo try,~ M issoia
Vo~ilneers, (since dhead;) M~inw deonsee,
spires; Capt. JT, Chiles, Missonirisuluulmaeers
L ieuitenantt C. B. .Itagers, (1o; Lieuatenanit
1liar-e, spies iLieutenant Girdan, an. ; anud
twenty eight rank and file, ktilled and
Aggregate muiliuia killed atnd wonunded 33.
The Floria WVar has been exceedinigly
fatal tu the oflicers of the regula-r army. ~IIn
the course of two years, not less thana thirty
hmave beetn killed in hattle or fallen vietian
to lie clinmate, whilst a majority oh those
who have served there, hanve had their con
stutntiotns seriously imtpai red.
We ane a list, whichm is far from coml
pilete, of the casualties of that ill-fated TIerri
Lt. C~ol. Brooks, Li. CoI. Thonmpsor
Bvt. Lt. Col. I leilemai,, Bvi- Major Unde,
Capts. Mnitlannd, V'an Swearinmgen, Mellon.
F~razer, Shatnnon, Gat ainter, Ga ter unid
Lanae; Lietnts. Izard, Wheebi,ek, Manekey,
I lamnilton, M 'Neil, Aamsi, Braooket anda Cen
ter; Assistant Surgeons Cat lini anal Seitner.
Florida.-Theo bill cahl ig :'auonvemiiii
for the puarpose of organaiz;n a s 1:-ta 1f~ so
el-inment in Floria, has pi:tya It ' I -i
itre tand becotme a linw. 'T be 11 'ove ai
is to meat at the city of $t. JLa-eph an th..
lst day of DeCvmber seg.
-cue iMwbet4tlt'
TUURDAY, F RUAaY 22. 1838.
- We are under obligations to the ion. F.
W. Pickens lior various interesting Docu
A City has been laid out in Texas, hon
ored with the name of the great Chief,
Au election was held in the town of Ham
burg on Mondny the 12th inst. for Inten
dant and six Wardens, and the following
persons were elected :
M. R. SMITil,
. 1. L. JEF"EIIS,
The attention of the reader is called to the
Prospectus of "'The W ashington Chronicle"
Wich is'to be found in our columns. It
will .be seen that this Paper is deigned to
supply the place of the Reformer. It is
now in operation, and we have received a
few numbers. Mr. Cralle is known as a
gentleman of very high talent, and of rare
qualifications- as n Editor. It requires
but little reflection to perceive the great
importance of having a Press at thme Seat
of Government devoted to the defence of
Southern interests; and we sincerely trust
that this new enterprize will find many hun
dred friends of the true stamp, in this part
of the country.
Nothing of very great importance, we
believe, has transpired in this body since
our last report. Perhaps the most interest
ing and exciting matter is the charge of cor
ruption brought by "the Spy" against a
member of Congress, which was introduced
to the notice of the House by Mr. Wise.
Af:er no little discnssion, and a speech from
Mr. Mathew L. Davis, who is the reputed
"Spy," it was ascertained that the member
implicated is not a member of the [louse,
but of the Sennte, and fur the want of'uris
diction, the whole proceeding here dropped.
WO are somewhat inclined to agree with
Mr. Bouldin. that if time (louse undertakes to
investigate all the charges made against its
character, it wil soon have no character to
]in the Senate Messrs. Webster & Co.
have presented some two hundred Memo
rials and Petitions against Texas and Abo
itioa . - - -
We give the following extract from the
Report of the Regents of the Lutatic Asp
Imn, which was presented to the Legisla
ture at its last Session.
On the 5th November, 18:6, the number of
patients in the Asvlmut was 4.1
Niumher received smm:e, uip to Nov. 5, I8:37 1t;
Of these, thirteeni are nmales, andii three Ie.
nmales, aind thirteen aire pamy pamtienmts anmd Iinee
are paniipers.
Nunmber wiho died dutrinig tihe veair, 5
Nuttuber disciharged as enred,'or at tihe re
qtuest ot their friinds, 8
Eloped, butt stilt belonin g to thme estalish-.
Nittbler howv in time bionsme, 45
Of' this nimnnbler, twn ity-t;*ti are payv pat
tienits, thirty are immles andtm titl~"t-nemfe. .
Atimunt of monmey in lamtik ont Nov.
5, 18:tG, inc lding thei amppro priaitionis
for thme additionail liidmig, il36413 4
Atamonit received sincie, 8224 82
Rteceived pior to datme, liut deposited
amnce . - 275 tM)
Gerinm timney appropriatedl, 47; 23
Amiotint iifexpeidittiresof!time hist yeamr
iichladinmg siteh ofi the pricein1g Iyear
which liad nhot been pamid before, 12,158 25
$.914,958 52
Initme ofthbe etnse at the present titino $7478 tJ0
hIesidfes the above, thtere is duo to the. e-stahli
lishmtient abtouit .3:5000 which is considered good
andii is ni'w abon~it beintg collectedl.
hei iabo brief statenment shows am prosper.
ons conmdition, andi thei fuhet of the greamter tumbier
of pay patientis receivedi this vear oaver tht of the
paum"pers, ind i tes the growi'ig conifidence of time
pumblic in the establishtentm, whichm is thereby eni
miidedi to support itself fully
Tme aimoiunt of expenit'umrei a ppears very high,
andii is tmidoutbte-dly so. bumt ii is ichielly o'iing to
time igh~i prices whmichm hadmi unatvoidabyd tio be paiid
for ahn~most every article consmtumd in time couurse
of tihe year, aini! thamt some omf time precediiigvea r's
pumrbiases were pamid since time bmeginnting of this.
Thie iegent~s beg ieavie tio ex press thme conitinti
anmce oaf their rim!! satisthetion in time faithiful dlis.
chamrge of thme servi-s of tihe vairionis olliee'rs whoam
have time inmunemdiate chatrge oaf the estabhlishmemnt.
Presrring the pu'rity, of ther Negro rmce.
-Sixtceen wciae Ladies recent ly petimioned
time Legislature of Ml.asachutsetts, to repeal
the iaw w uhi intrerdictedi their imasrringe
wvith tnegr-oes. What t coimmenutary up [on
the mnadness of A bolitiniimn ! Tme thingt
howvever would nout tamke with thme negrocm
themselvecs, as will Ibe seeni from time airtielr
below. Iloweveer anxious Chmarlotte 1-.
Thiompsoh, mind time imther fifteemn white La
dics of Rehiobothi mny be, to anmalgatmatr
wsith Davidi Sherrod andi his associntes
they may give tip all hope now as time biack
gentry are deteriminied on pareserring the put
rity of their race. Whlat n ill M~r Chman
ning say to this signm in his own purte aim
Iproud Massachusetts!
From frtheIkslon l'ntincr1.
Sniowsvo PaiOn~i it Esy~sr~mE-r.--Or
Naiturdamy, in time Senate, the enmorial o
Boston, praying the Leglidatiuro "not to
I repeal the law wlhieli interdigts marriage
between white people and persons ofcolor,"
as petitioned for by Charlotte E. Thomp
son, and others, white women of Rehobet
was committed to the Committee on Sla
Very. &c., in concurrence. The following
is a copy of this valuable document:
" To the lion. Senate and House tf Repre
" The undersigned, l'EoELE OF COLOR, in
the City of Boston, have learned witA deep
regret and mortification, that Charlotte F.
Thompson and liftecn other WHITE LAIES
of Rehobeth, have petitioned your lion.
Body for a repeal of the law, which inter
dicts marriage between white people and
persons of color. Now your memoralists,
regarding this as a very wise and saLUTAR
OF OUR RACE, and to prevent the evils re
sulting from a mixed BREED, do respeefully,
but earnestly, remonstrate and protest a
gains at repeal of the law referred to-and
as in duty bound will ever pray." -
der forehend statp'd wtih gnis.Clnim &. elenr,
O'er which in riehntdss fulls her dark-brott i hair:
I1cr eves of huzle-beatning lhve's -oft light
Iicr winunity smile-so tendter, vet so bright !
Her spirit kind-not week, bunt high w11n1 free
Her heart unsullied-thus ste seemts to se.
F oreign.
NEw-YoRm, Feb. 5.
We learn that the King of Ava bas re
fimsed to execute the treaty of his predeces
sor with the E. India Cu. in 183G-and de
fies the power of that Company
The last king of Delhi died Seltetber2S
aged eighty-six. The new King has been
We learn from China that commerce was
languishing-Blombay. Madras and Calent
ta, hard voted addresses to Queen Victoria.
There are three deckers anti live frigates
either afloat or in construction at Cherbourg;
also at steam ship in construction of 20U
horse powers.
P.txtis, Jan, 1.
Captain Villant, who circnmnavigated
the world in the Bonite frigate, and has
jlust returned, has been received with marked
distinction by Louis Philippe.
All was tranquil at Algiers Dec. 2.
Matshal Vallee, it was believed, would
come home. At Constantine matters had
resumed their wonted aspect, and the city
was tranquil. Steamboats constantly run
between Algiers, Bona and other ' resneh
possessions in Africa, and across the Med
it':ranean r Toulon.
Abdel Kader, the conquered Enir has
sent a present of 23 fine Arab steeds to
Louis Phillippe ; two of theml to the Duke
of Nemours. The Emsir is reorganizing his
The King of Prussia has published a
law much more favousralblo to literary prop
erty than that of the Germanic Diet. Is
not this owing to the high respect entertain
ed for education in that kingdom and the
aduirable provisions made fi- it 1
The Gruneni:old Dispute.-The King ol
Prussia bast written to the King of the
French, on ttvhose judt}ement he says he
he will rgly. for the paaeillincation of the it.
ticuties netween folaiid and Beluim.
A l)uteh journal says it is tsuch better to
buarn down a forost (alluding to that of
Grnnewahl) than set fire to Europe. Mean
while as a symptom of peace. we perceive
that Prussia hal consenterd that Beliums
should) fortify Dicst to protect her from Ilul
Dicninac of .'Munde~ay Trarrilinig in
JEnglan~nd.-We.7~ L~l lerfrtonu an En~gilnd pa
iper thalt at at rcen~t msleiig tofeonehi piro
psrietors fl-oml all parts of l''.nglanad, bsehd its
Londont~l, it was very generally deutermlim-d.,
to give sap, as far as posuible, theo traavteling
of pulie coacs 4)n thre S~abaih. Tis
msealsure wataresol ved tuponl plrinscipaslly onl
thse grtounad that it ivouild bse anS actual setsing
to the )Jroprlirtors, as~ there would lbe very
nearly tile sameI numbelltr tsf pafssgers nI
at present, tough spureada over six dla
instead ofscevent while many oft ei 1CxpI~et.
woldt lbe dimlinlishedt onet sevenZth, aitd 'il
wosuld be at great rt lie*fto tile hotrses Several
oIf tile pror(I)ietors wetel also inlutentedi ;s]
coin to thle dlecisions, by religious conidl
era15541ns. All the co~itat-s between Leedi
andi Londitn, (except the madsss) have thsere
lore diiscttt msuedc starting from5 ti tll-r endi 01
their jtotrnley 4)n Sundaiy; and it is til
samie with M~anchiester York, WVest of E-n.
glandt coacises, ansd nmany othsers. The1
puractice promiuses to1 become general thsrousgh
out1 the coun ttry, & will tetlnd ascristlly ti:
advance t he cautse of moifrality anud religions,
and1( gave the advantage of thie Sasbbath t:
thousands of coachs-nien, gusartds. stablie
ikepers, &c. Singe csachies never trave'
on Sunidasy in Scot la.- Boston .M!r. Jour
Iloy~af Gralitude-The Gazette tof Tuies
daiy Ulannounes, thalt Aldermant Wotod hia.
hetin created a Barosnet a and one of till
Siutday papers says, thse honostr is as cietd
trable ts the rosyal bestower as to the retceiv
er. Thie auets, we hear, sare thse. ill c~n
sreunce of! use D)uke of Kenst's pecuniiara
diiffsicslties, hie was livting ablroasd with ii i
lDutchsess, whien she was near her consfine,
mnent. Aldtermtan Wotod, from~ ipatrivai
feeling.s, was tdesiroiss thsat a chlildl whsiti
miighit bsecomie the Sovreigns of Great lit
nin shotui he lborn illn Englandih. lie, thser.
fore taiedlto inducile the Dunke's'Ienstees to at4
vanwe Rutlicienst mtoney to e-nable isis Royia
-liihness uand Ihis iltiutrious consort to re.*
turn to) this country, but withoust suaccess
upohi which, lie imsself adnlvanscetd the tse
cessaary fundls to at large amouniitt, andau athiei
neoney was not replaid fosrnaonsidrabbl
facto as well as de jure an Engish/ wvoiumi
TIhis weighltsobligatlion sihe hsas izracefuii
aceknow ledged, by) raiaintg thie worthly Alhder
san to isss new rantk.--Xpectator.
A Lotstoni paper of tihe-2tit flDecembile
remarks: Thie attenltioni 4sf eommtercil meW
is beginniling t) be senssily alive to the pro
ceedings of the0 French Governmaent relaltiv
to) their claim upon1) St. Dtomingo. A sqtun
dron osf twelve shipisi-of-war, it will he recosl
lected, sniletd frtoms lrest on it' 20 5 tilt,
botund to the West hiidies, andi it i. well tu
derstood by, the mercantile world thsat th
LITERARr CUIIOSITY,-We have in our {
possession the numbers of the Boston Gaz,
more than a century old. One is dated the
27th July 1734; another 24th September
173t3; and the third the 6tit Septeznber
1725; the lutter being 113 years of age.
The two first are ahout the size of a 10 by
12 pane of glass, and the latter one about
12 by 14. which shows the Gazette to have
been on the deelino from 1725 to 1734.
There are many curious things in these ve
terans of a century, and not among the
least is the style in which they are printed
and their odd phraseology. -We find iin them
also, several advertisments of negroes for
sale, negroes t unaway, &c. which we pub.
lish for the gratilfietion of our roaders.
[#] Ran-away from Timothy Keeler of
Ridgefield in the County of 'Fairfield in
Connetticut. ahout the inst of June, a Negro
tAla nained Mingo a likely well grown fel
low, thick set, speaks good English, cau
read and write, one of his little Toes is
wanting he is about 27 Years of Age.-.
Ile had on a good durov Coat of a itish
color, striped Calinmino Vest and Breeches
good Shoes at:d Stockings, a plain cloth
llone-nande great Cont with brass 5ut
tons, he had as I ani inform'd. a false Pass,
a Pocket Compass, and several 3ooks
Whoever shall take up stid Fellow, and
convey hit to Capt. Sanmuel Keeler, at
Norwalk in Conneticut, shall have Seven
Pounds. and all necessary charges paid.
By me Timnothy Keeler.
$*W NEGROFS Males and Females to
he sold by Jacob Royal, for cash, good
Bonl. or six or nine months credit.
*ft To be sold a Negro Girl about six
teon Years old, fit for Town. or Country
service, she has had the Small-Pox, en
qipire at Mrs. Marks, two Doors Southerly
of the White Hlorse at the South cud of
f f t To be sold by Pyatn Blowers and
Company at their Warehouse just below
the Swinging Bridge. Barbadoes Rum and
Sogar also several Young likely Negro
On Mondty the 27th inst. between 2 and
3 o'clock in the Afternoon, a Race will be
run, for a consilerable W ageron the Plaits
of Portsmouth New lanpshire, between a
Ilog and a ]lorse.-Augusta Clro. tf Sen.
We have passed through two wars, with slave
populatltion as great inl proportion to the whites,
as at is now, without the slightest detritsent frona
it; anl if' ever the experiment shall e usade
again. it will he founid that our slaves will be to
us a source of strength, rather than weakness.
IRichmonud Whig
The first of these wars was the ievolutiona
ry War-anud will the Whig be so goodt as to re
cellect.that in that war. Georgia,Soutl Carolina
and the greater ,art of North Carolina, were
eonquered and subdued by the British nrims,
and were Only recovered by a Genral, soldiers.
and suipplies furnished by the Nortern States?
Virgiuam heislf was completely overrun, her
Cpital btrnt, and, had she been dependant on
her own resomees alone,. she would have yield
ed, anmost without a struggle to the arms of
Cornwallis. Ile it known to the W'hig, that
the sintgl State of Massahusetts frnished
more soldiers to the revolutionary armnies, than
all the Southern States put together. This ap
pears tfron. authentic documents.
Time second war all de d to liv "te Whig ne -
lhe'late !i'r witli reaf ,Bn1'am.' tt.s tame
WVhig rtn~ember that. during the. war. a
little handful of IBritishm troops landed in thin
Chesapeake, marched through the contrv,nini
plundered anid burnt the cty of Vashii-teen
anl the tiownsadjacent. lanosi without the stow
,.f opposition? Anid does the Whig suppose
that rech thing as ihnt could have happened in -
any of the free States.-Buston Atlas.
The above, frtim thea Bioston .-tlas, is a speri
turna otzn tonie, tiw amrdsthe Saonth, very Cottnimon
im thin Northernt prss in expojamg~.. as we
,.hall do, the talsehmond sand absurdity of its sas
setionS, we by ito tmennm wvi.-h to he'sitnderstooda
ams dmenyiaa" that thie citizens ofi the Northternm
States arme brave pteopale, amid have done their -
dnfyt in thme wnrs in wiliuh the counotry lhas beena
engnited. They atre pt~rfectly wrelcornec to rlngu
ify theair nehIievetmnts, its nich as they plenis.,
andI to asit-hionstt ifthey think ptroper alt loner's
hetrocs. Wea will niever itnterrutpt thes, as ln
as they~ kea'p wvitina their owni httaits. WVe ontly
object to thteir building til their fabulous exploits
at then expenise of theL Soth.
Then South, they itny, has bceen overruni andl
congniered, whmile. the Notrthi has nt. Very tu:
hmnt it seemns to us to equtire nto vatstly pro~fotundt
philiosomphy~ to discover, liar this fact, a cause ever
straonge~r thanms the valour of the inahabittants oif
Ne s~gad, Their cotintry is not wortha n
(lty the hv'e, we shoidld like to be inaformerd by
thme Atlas win-tiher ii is ir the puarpiose ofinereuss
iimg or attaiching~ tam thie t'niotn. that we are thuts
Ir~mindled, thmat iin warr- with foreigni powers iho
Sonth is attacked anal phtmasred while the Ntorth
teredl inato for the benmefit ol'Northiera cornmterce.)
"Virintia andl time Carolinas were rescned by
Narthmern trisitis andit a Notrthern genseral."'
T'he South 5!ene(rou~s andt lmndi heartedl. has al
ways been sat warmly dlisposed to itove the ser
vices of Genecrai Grueen, thait it ha~s mnever gain-.
esyed uny exauggeraitioni tat thmemt. however enmor A
itnons. 1 ladr thie samite feeling, it has olen coin
senmteda tao bis neattnntetd a dhebator to the North for
ktiindnesseas, either never contfi-rredl, or repalireda
-tent tiames over or ennmcelled,. long ago, liv their
atiitatl frandss iad hoattility ungntinst us. Buit, let
it be, thmat thte North gtve ius Greene. W hio gave
thema Washingtm? Under whtat cotmimeadets
were thte best umanmist sutccessfial hatttles foutght,
thast thme llevohtttin witnaessaedl htUnder Gates,
Mtrgan,Camtpbell. Whiat townsofthseirs wnever
s0 diespterately defended ais Chiarlestont! Fromis
wvhat lFortmes. of theairs wazs the eanemay ever more
gallansmtly. drivent hnsek, mhhan fromt Fort Motditrie?
Whai better air moare etliciemnt cotnnnimta wvera
seenm in the whole war thian Marion., atnd tCe., and
Stimter 1
I "T'he stissale Stat, otf Masaeuhusetts futriihed .
mtore sadaher s to thme itevomlutionmtary ariis.thant aill
thei Sothlerai i~stas put titgether. T1htis aippeairs
>0.,t,0t00--mien, womenca amdiili dreni. Thsi- woiuld
ive ra0.000s personis ables tat heatr staims. Th~e
popuhaton of Mrylandm, Vignn h w ao
Inimu i (an Geoirria, wsasi aout l!t .000---or 131n.
SU0t sohlicma. The wnrm was5 m:re severe itn thmis
State thanm in atny othesr, anid attntinuedt' twice asq
lontg st id ini MaIisachuistt. Ahtmo-t every
minnn, Sto, wais enabtlled,. by thei shsive ppulatiion,
lto take htfe lih. Matny pto'ritiamt of Ma~ssachmni
r ettsa were mneve~r apptroaschedl hvy the enea'my: but
rmi Sombl Ctatlinnt theare ms secnrcely at lieldl bumt
whtat wais mmoistetned, sr nm river that didl not runt
m aingling, withm the bdaood of her sons.
TI'. 'antthentic_ socutmemnts' no daonht are the
pentsiitn rolls It is true', that for ones Itevohistion
' ary pesoe ton this~ sidle otfthes Ptomn~sue. thme
, are te'mnt lin theither- that time North lhas already
- s eceiiveda ctonsidlem. by ore thsan twety mtillionsu
ol dollars in. thmat way. Thlius furt, howeier, moere
P:- shotw: the dit5-rence ofelviracter bt'c-'cen uIy

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