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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 1824.
The reader will observe, in a preced ing column, the resolutions proposed in the H. of Delegates of this State, by Mr. Tyler, in favor of a Congressional Cau cus. These resolutions were called up on the 30th ult. and, after an interesting debate,(which we shall probably publish,) were indefinitely postponed, by a vote of 77 to 76. The objection which bad the most weight, seemed to be, that theHouse ought not to act on the subject, in its legislative capacity. A caucus of the re publican members was accordingly sum moned to meet on Monday last. The Richmond Enquirer feels confident of a decided expression in favor of Mr. Craw ford. During the debate, Mr. Colston, of Berkeley, objected to that part of the preamble which stated that Virginia had her favorite. He did not know who it was, and doubted whether the House was prepared to say who was, in truth, the fa vorite of the people. He thought if the general ticket system was repealed, that Gen. Jackson would receive a majority of votes, though he confessed the General was not the man of his choice. Indeed, we believe it impossible for any one to say which ot the numerous can didates is the most popular in this state. Each and all of them have their warm advocates ; though we are of opinion (hut we have not the presumption to hold forth this opiniou as the criterion of pub lic sentiment,) that, if the right of suf frage was extended, either Mr. Clay or General Jackson would have the vote of this state. Mr. Adams has many admi rers on account of his pre-eminent talents and long services ; Mr. Clinton in conse quence of his general knowledge, but more particularly on account of his exer tions in behalf of internal improvements; Mr. 'Calhoun, for his consistency and acknowledged ability ; and Mr. Crawford, because he is thought to have talents and firmness ; but there is little doubt that a majority who are friendly to him (as some have acknowledged) are governed by feelings of state pride, and not a little by the dictation of the managers of state af fairs at Richmond. However, as we are disfranchised by the continuance of an anti-republican feature in our state con stitution, by which the right to vote is, vested solely in the holders of real pro perty, we shall trouble ourselves very little about the matter, well convinced that there is implanted in the bosoms of the American people, a spirit of freedom too potent to permit their liberties to be sacrificed. The successful candidate, whoever he may be, will feel bound, (even if the foul workings of ambition and thirst for an extension of power should find a transient nurture in his breast,) to use his best efforts to promote the public weal. The large number of competitors will prove beneficial, rather than inju rious, because, instead of that apathy and self-security which has been the bane of all republics, there will be constantly in exercise a spirit of vigilance, that will preserve from injury, either of fraud or force, the institutions of a country pre -eminently endowed with all the requisites to make the people happy, and their fame eternal. A meeting in behalf of the Greeks was called in Washington City on Saturday last. This is noble. Sympathy is now assuming a shape and substance, and is no longer the mere emanation of a fluent tongue and frigid heart. May its genu ine influence enshrine itself upon every bosom to which is appended an exuber ant pocket. We understand that Mr. Munford, who gave an interesting display of Fire Works on Friday night last, contemplates giv ing another exhibition in the course of the present month. Those who attended his first effort, were highly gratified with it, and not a little surprised at the inge nuity with which he managed the enter tainment. NOTICE. SCP The Rev. John Johnson, of the Baptist Church, will deliver a discourse, on Sunday next, in the Methodist Meet ing House at this place. WASHINGTON, DEC. 3i. Mr. Brown, our newly appointed Min ister to France, and his lady, left this ci ty on Friday last, for New York, where they will shortly embark in the Ship of War Cyane. Thomas Swann, Esq. of Alexandria, was yesterday elected President of the Office of Discount and Deposite, Wash ington, in the place of George Graham, Esq. appointed Commissioner of the General Land Office. At a Meeting of Citizens at the As sembly Rooms, Baltimore, Gen. Charles Ridgely, of Hampton, in the Chair, and John S, Skinner Secretary, it was deter mined to commemorate the Victory of Orleans, by a Ball at the Assembly Rooms, on the 8th January, which Gen. Andrew Jackson is specially invited to attend. Nineteen gentlemen, from among the most respectable in the city, have been appointed Managers on the occa sion. Considerable sensation has been excit ed at Paris, by the appearance of “ Me moris of the Duke of Rovigo,” (Savary) in which he tries to show, that Napoleon Bonaparte had no hand in the death of the unfortunate Duke d’Enghein, but that Talleyrand was the principal actor in that disgraceful transaction. A late Paris paper states that this wily politi cian had retired to the country, in conse quence of the King of France’s having refused his request to stop the publica tion of the Memoirs, which Louis was said to have read and sanctioned. Last week the number of deaths at Philadelphia, amounted to one hundred and thirty-two, of which eighty-two were adults and fifty were children. In the list of diseases, it appears that the natu ral Small Pox carried off thirty-three— seventeen adults and sixteen children 1 The ship Cyrus, Capt. Carey, is now at City point, and will sail in a very few days, with a large number of free colour ed people to the African Colony. Orders have been given to fit out the Congress frigate to join the squadron under the command of Commodore Por ter.—|\ Balt. Morn. Chron. A Letter from a gentleman at Phila delphia, to another in this city, says— “ Mr. Rembrandt Peale, of Philadelphia, the author of the “ Court of Death,” has been for some time engaged in painting a nortrrnt “ *1— jPaiiicr or ots Country, the great Washington, which, in every particular, bids fair to give the most ad mirably correct representation of the character and expression of this illustri ous man that has ever yet been offered to the world. To understand how he can do this, it is sufficient to know that Mr. Peale is the youngest of the living artists (of whom there are onlyfve) that ever painted an original portrait of General Washington. Stewart’s picture is the only one which has gained much celebri ty, and, though enriched by markings of the best character, is, nevertehless, exag gerated and unlike. Mr. Peale, prejudic ed in favor of no particular painting, but forming his likeness from his own origi nal, from that by his father, from PIou don’s bust, and the portrait by Stewart, throughout assisted by his accurate and indelibly impressed study of the great living original, expresses the fullest con fidence of his success, and thinks he is sure that the intimates and contempora ries of Washington will unhesitatingly ac knowledge that this is the best likeness of the man, in all the majesty of his charac ter, that has ever been presented to the admiration of his countrymen. After Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Monroe, Judge Marshall, Judge Washington, and other intimate acquaintances of Gen. Wash ington, have examined it, the picture is then to be offered for jiublic inspection in the city of Washington. Mr. Rembrandt Peale’s portrait of the celebrated comedian Mathews has been pronounced in London to be a chef cTou vre in this branch of the art, without ex ception in favor of any country.” \_Nat. Int. TENERIFFE. Extract of a letter, dated Oratava, Teneriffe, Nov. 15, 1823. “ A few days since, a French frigate arrived at Santa Cruz, with a Spanish and French General on board, who de manded, in the name of the French Go vernment, the whole of the Canary Islands, ceded to them, as is said, by Ferdinand. The Governor, I understand, requested a few days to reflect upon the subject, pre vious to giving an answer. The inhabi tants generally are highly exasperated, and declare they will sacrifice their lives and fortunes ej*e the French flag shall wave over them. I shall probably know the result previous to my departure, which I think, will be in eighteen or twenty days.”-—\_Federal Gazette. Office Hunting.—It is said that there are upwards of 300 applicants for the of fice of flour inspector for the city of Phi ladelphia. MR. JEFFERSON TO MR. ADAMS. We are proud of being- able to present to our rea ders the following copy of a letter from Mr. JEF FERSON to Mr. ADAMS, so truly characteristic of that venerable patriot and philanthropist, copied from the Boston Patriot. Nat. Int. MONTICELLO, OCT. 12, 1823. Dear Sir : I do not write with the ease which your letter of September 18, sup poses. Crippled wrists and fingers make writing slow and laborious; but, while writing to you, I lose the sense of these things, iti the recollection of ancient times, when youth and health made hap piness out of every thing. I forget for a while the hoary winter of age, when we can think of nothing but how to keep our selves warm, and how to get rid of our heavy hours until the friendly hand of death shall rid us of all at once. Against this tedium vitre, however, I am fortu nately mounted on a hobby, which indeed I should have better managed some SO or 40 years ago, but whose easy amble is still sufficient to give exercise and amuse ment to an Octogenary rider. This is the establishment of an University, on a scale more comprehensive, and in a coun try more healthy and central, than our old William and Mary, which these ob stacles have long kept in a state of lan guor and inefficiency. But the tardiness with which such works proceed, may render it doubtful, whether I shall live to see it go into action. Putting aside these things, however, for the present, I write this letter, as due to a friendship, coeval with our govern ment, and now attempted to be poisoned, when too late in life to be replaced by new affections. I had for som<j time ob served, in the public papers, dark hints and mysterious inuendos of a correspon dence of yours with a friend, to whom you had opened your bosom without re serve, and which was to be made public by that friend or his representative; and now it is said to be actually published. It has not yet reached us, but extracts have been given and such as seem most likely to draw a curtain of separation be tween you and myself. Were there no other motive than that of indignation against the author of this outrage upon private confidence; whose shaft seems to have been aimed at yourself, more par ticularly; this would make it the duty of every honorable mind to disappoint that aim, by opposing to its impression a se ven-fold shield of apathy and insensibili ty. With me, however, no such armor is needed. The circumstances of the times, in which we have happened to live, and the partiality of our friends at a par ticular period, placed us in a state of ap parent opposition,which some might sup pose to be personal also : and there might not be wanting those who wished to make it so, by filling our ears with malignant falsehoods ; by dressing up hideous phan toms of their own creation, presenting them to you under my name, to me under your’s, and endeavoring to instil into our minds, things concerning each other, the most destitute of truth. And, if there had been at any time a moment when we were off our guard, in a temper to let the whispers of these people make us forget what we had known of each other for so many years—and years of so much trial —yet all men who have attended to the workings of the human mind, who have seen the false colors under which passion sometimes dresses the actions and mo tives of others, have seen also these pas sions subsiding with time and reflection, dissipating like mists before the rising sun, and restoring to us the sight of all things in their true shape and colors. It would be strange, indeed, if, at our years, we were to go an age back, to hunt up imaginary or forgotten facts, to disturb the repose of reflections, so sweetening to the evening of our lives. Be assured, my dear sir, that I am in capable of receiving the slightest impres sion, from the effort now made, to plant thorns on the pillow of age, worth, and wisdom, and to sow tares between friends who have been such for near half a cen tury. Beseeching you then not to suffer your mind to be disquieted by this wick ed attempt to poison its peace, and pray ing you to throw it by among the things which have never happened, I add sin cere assurances of my unabated and con stant attachment, friendship, and respect. TH. JEFFERSON. John Adams ? Former President of the U. States. S BOARDERS. THREE or four Boarders will be ta ken by the subscriber. Men of gen teel habits and known punctuality will be accommodated in the best manner pos sible, and on reasonable terms. JAMES COATES. Jan. 7, 1824. _ A* A HOUSE SERVANT. RANTED, immediately, a female House Servant, who is not encum bered with children. Liberal wages will be given. For further information, in quire of the PRINTER. Jan. 7, 1824. FOR SALE, AN active Negro Boy, about 17 years of age, Inquire of the PRINTER. Jan. 7, 1824. BY request of a number of gentlemen, of tills place and elsewhere, the Thespian Society will repeat, On Thursday Evening, January 8thf (being the Anniversary of the Victory at Orleans,) THE CELEBRATED PLAY OF THE POINT OF HONOR. To which will be added the admired farce called SPRIGS OF LAUREL, with other entertainments, which will be announc ed in the bills of the day. Jan. 7, 1824. CHEAPER tx CHEAPER ! WE have just received another load of goods,which we will sell at still lower rates, viz: Cassimere shawls of the richest colour and with most superb borders, which we will sell at from 2 50 to S3— Rich coloured Tartan Plaids at 622 cents, Imitation Caroline plaids, Heavy 4-4ths unbleached sheetings at 18§ cents, 5-4ths Indigo Blue Checks at 25 cents Men’s kip lined & bound Monroe shoes, at g2 Do. calf do. at $2 25 And of CROCKERY, a further supply of those neat CUPS Sc SAUCERS at 28 cents, Blue Print, Meat and Vegetable Dishes, See. Sec. ALSO, 6 bags best Havanna Coffee at 25 cents, Winter strained Sperm Oil at &1— 4 firkins most excellent BUTTER, Raisins, See. See. We respectfully solicit our friends to give us a call, as, although we are not as conveniently situated as we of right should be, yet we confidently believe they will be compensated for their extra trou ble. D. A. WEED Se Co. Jan. 7, 1824. LIST OF LETTERS, REMAINING in the Post Office at Harpers* Ferry, Va. on the 31st of December, 1823. A John Avis, William Adams, Robert Ainsworth. B Joseph Baylis, Solomon Brown, Samuel Brontuer, E. C. Breedin, 2 Mary B. Breedin, John H. Brown, Nathaniel Brashears, Charles Bramhall, Adam Battenfield, tuvmas jaiacKDurn, 2 C Joshua Cox, Robert Clagett, Peter Conlan, Mary H. Crapes, Margaret Cresfield. D Mrs. Downs, Joel Downer, Mr. Delgarn. F Alsina Fectic. G Samuel Gregory, Henry Glaser, John Grimes, John Gower. H Joseph Holgrave, John Hogeland, James Hughes, Philip Hoffman, Jacob Haines, J John James, Lloyd Johnson. K Thomas Keys, Sarah Kreps. L Edward Lucas, 2 Dr. Long, Jan. 7, 1824. L Thomas Lafferty, Ann Lindsay. M David Martin, Joseph Miller, Ignatius McAtee, Anne McDad, Mary McCristal, John McFarland, Jane Moler, John McElevee, Francis Moore. N James Near, John Nickels. P Jesse Phalen, Sarah Phillpott, John Penn. R John Riley, Adam Ruleman, Wm. P. Rowles, Comod Roler, Eliza Reidenour, Jesse Randal. S John Strider, 5 Alexander Simpson, 2 Mr. Strider, Mary H. Seleg, William Small, John Sicafoose. Jacob Shough, Jacob Sly, F. W. Stephenson. T John Taylor, 3 U John Upperman. W Lewis Wernwag, 2 John Walker, Jacob Wark. Y Nancy Yeamons. F. BECKHAM, P. M. POST OFFICE REGULATIONS. THE Mail will be closed every Sunday, Tues day, and Thursday, at 4 o’clock, P. M. No credit can be given for postage. The postage on Newspapers is, by law, made payable quarterly in advance. Jan. 7,1824. W. C. CO NIKE, RESPECTFULLY invites the attention of ther citizens of Harpers-Ferry and its vicinity to> the several splendid Lotteries now drawing in the City of Baltiipore. The one of the greatest mag nitude, and which is the first to be finished, is the Grand State Lottery of Maryland* Containing the great capital prize of And being the principal lottery now drawing in the United States. The payment of the prizes of which is warranted by the State of Maryland. Present rate of tickets $15, shares in proportion. University Lottery. The Capital Prize is 20,000 Dollars. Tickets $10, shares in proportion. Monument Lottery. The Capital Prize is 20,000 Dollars. Tickets $10, shares in proportion. Besides the capitals named, the lotteries all con tain many other valuable prizes, such as 10,000s, 5,000s, 1000s, &c. The drawings will progress as rapidly as the sale of tickets will possibly admit. Address W. C. CONINE, Baltimore. Dec. 27, 1823. Op* Orders left at the office of the FREE PRESS will be promptly transmitted.