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^—|———————^—M**—******j*P*—MWgMjjl* i’OL.1 WHEELING, JANUARY 27, 1880. NO. 81. "fuTinKMVG COM PI LEK. .V.KT ...IOIJH HI ►■ AR'1ST HONG & GREEN, J , jhSli rr inn,,m Mfor 2V,,VI PRICES of ADVERTISING, I* A" nn ailobhg S.TE1GPLET3N SPKCTFI LLY inf.;: ,m tho CmHH of s Knot *fe WKp«’« Wrm*hou *. :;n*»clf. that hid lon$ tsprtknce m said ive him a ©d'. eetin;, Dec. I*'. I ~*29-nm. More of the Beautiful. J. FISHER & SOX. sr 1 IU T('K1.N.( WTI( SOI VENEIR. T \LIS f, PEUil.,JL VOI TIK KEEP E w.u.av h of ALUl 'lS < n . Jlid. A K:vV I 'S WISU-TON U. for snip or lure. j)f tin Street Wheeling f a. (Nearly opposite the N. W Bank.) *c> VS Recerv<-<1 jui*! m r- «. tug a large and fj Gtuaro) Assn GROCERIES, r th«n they go be hoe VV ext < dvantsze to call. Country produce generally ■lour. REMOVAL. rnl IE subscriber has rent - «vi l tween Messrs Forxv t . M'Kee, where he vvill be GROCERY MAE, IF HOLES ALE OR RETAIL, on th> WM. McGAl GHY. Dec 16. 1 Wire Working. R. WATTEHSOX & Co. WIRE WORKERS, \jYhILL turn *h nil article* in their hnt\ either V/ it Wholesale or Retail, at as low price* nd on a- accommodating term* an c.m he had u v oilier Factory West of the Mountain*. Cr fieri from a distance, will b< thankfully received rad punctually attended to. N. |t. Three Apprentice* wanted to the above Wheeling, Dec. 16, 1829 Disolution of partnership. STflHF. Partnership between JOHN M 01 I,: A STEPHEN P< M l.OTK. .y THOS P» ti - lth K firm of SCOTT, POLLOCK & CO. s this day di-jived bv mutual o>»e*ent. A * they are n>iiip< tl> .1 to clo*e the business of the firm in abort time, it is desirable that all those person* who know themselves to be indebted to said finu j .vaH make hnnacdute arrangement- to nettle the • .me with the said Thoaii* Pollock, who is an* iorisfid to settle all accounts for or agaiust the ; SCOTT. POLLOCK & CO. ! n<»n Foundry tSouth I g^ \V heeling Jo«. 4>, lf*30. $ N. B. The Foundry in future will he regularly j arried on as usual by the subscriber, who now u and intends keeping a gener d assortment of J Superior Castings. Allorders promptly attended to and executed J) tlie beat manner. STEPHEN POLLOCK. A C VRD Aloove, AVvUon ^ Co, ^rni.NOER their thank* to their customer- for S i fetors, aid take this method of mforw uigthe Merchant* of lb * place, that after the first of January accounts will bo «ettl*d :,t th > expira tmn of every 4 naonihs, and tor balaures'ro or con Siote* at 60 day* will be given or taken. Varus will lie furnished at the lowest cash pri ces, and at settlement, if auy change *hall ha\< ta ken | dare (in favor of the purchaser) in price, they 'Jrtll be governed by it, a* tliey intend t» keep the price as low as any reputable Factory west of the mountains. Wheeling. Jan. 1,1^30. BRISIIES. A. LAWS 6t CO. ha' e just receiv tc ;m invoice of Brushes. MiBrushes (.-sorted •pwliiv, Weaver’s do. T •.mi* r -■ «!o. 8 -rubbing, Hearth, f3o*h and 1)03: >>g do. having Brushes and B Ji'csx JLC*0: TO CAPITALISTS \NI> MANUFACTURERS. Till* S ubscribers offer f»r sale a largi* Mnrt'\ rt::iM! Establishment, ©N the Oi r) liner, adjoining the upper end t* tii town of Wheeling, consisting of a Fill NDKY 7'» feet In IK) feet—with two Fun s' together with all necessary fixtures—also i \ e[ > ! i .i -sortnient of jiatlerns of the must ip;>: i-ved ct* MT^.tiun fur St* an Engines—Sugar i:i IK. Ii 'iiow ware An A very substantial Itrick \ SL't> T>2 f< et w ide and 130 feet long—three store-1 high, i »*ifuning drums and lathes—a bor ing mi!K and ail appr adages required lor the con struction of Sfe.un Engines of the largest dimen s oiis—* e whole propelled by a first rate steam Engine of !) horsepower; which raises a very i rg( supply of a ater from the Oluo River for the Use of the works. Tii -v will also sell the whole, or such part of i tint v vbto tnetof Land adjoining the above linn' .gs as maybe desired—the whole cnnnirrs mg ' ut 120 or 130 ACRES, -*» or 90 AC UE f v -h ■ a tins « stratum of excellent stone coal from l to 7 fee* thick, supplying thu works at one rear p r bushel: two UR 11 K UOl SES of three lories each—cue two story* do—a fr me ware t. use, a la g*i Bam, and fi or 7 frame houses for t/tt accoaunodwtnni of work hands. Tin - properv hemg bounded »ti the Ohio Itiver nearly tiiree fourth of a mile affords depth ct w - ter it I t s sufficient to sustain so un boats. v> ne.'i c .n b. oudt er repaired within 5t)yanla oi Af it ft by li tter, or otherwise, to either ■ . the . . rihs « will 1 promptly attended to L* not s•■! 1 l>% Se 1st April, the i l’ove property will a rentud for u term ol vr irs. JUiftk MeLFUK. J AMF* 11 FOJiSXTH. THOMAS WOODS. December 9,1-29—24 tf. .N, B. A.i persons having claim? against said Company, veil! present them for settlement.—And all those ind-bted, are requested lo make inunedi «te pas meant to tiie sQbscnber, who K authorized to receive the same. J- FIS l*. Bargains to toe to a A here A eu&d uss'ortiui'Qt ofFAl.L rndWlNTI.R goods; Selected fro-n the most recent importations in N. V irk., Philadelphia and Baltimore,—bought for Cash, and \\ ili be sold at lowest rules by Ch (tp/i tte 4 • O’ Ferra /1, \t Tk. :np- ins ol>] s’und, Main ft reel. M heeling —of which tiie follow ing an a part: Superfine Cloths, blue, black, olive, brown, claret drab and steel-mixed; cassimeres and cas-iuets; cauiblets and Tartan plaids; luwibazefts, black and bine-black. brown, purple and crimson; bine, Scar let, crimson and cross-h irred moreen; Batesse and cortefiella; bonnet cambric; a very lurge assort rnent of ginghams and gingham rones; plain and figured Swiss jarkoiiet and hook rousi.ii,-; plain anti figured bobbin??; linen, fin n cumbiick and! imitation h indker hlet's cambric amstatis; Srik-. (jrcs dt N 'pi'", black, blue, blue-black, brown, green, purple, scarlet, light blue and strsw colour; mrp loti 'tr -ig. san'it, Levantine, India sattm und sen-haw; a general assortment ot bonnet sattin; black, biue, green, pink and w bite fiorenee. plain tigui I and cuts k velvet; tal>b\ velvet; \ c-rings: •iik. -ilk velvet, Valcniia and Ma'seilles; Ildkis.: jackonet, S«a>c sup. lustring, bird's eye, black t \ dsilk; bandana, silk flag-, sup. tiros de Ni pies md I'.iicv gauze handkerchiefs; Cashmere and merino Ion, shawl-; merino dress shawls; furni ture calico; stupes, assorted; Pittsburgh mid bang up cord.-; steel and wood busks, silk and cotton Slav laces* ladies’puds. curls, and fo aids; .Merino cloths uf iH colors, for ladies* black and white -iik and sup. g iuze veils; hlack and w iiitc bobmet veils; Italian tripes, ass’d; nankins and nankin r.i ’ • in crape dresses, ar-orted col ■ s; < ’an on i;>e ioIkat ftf and upwards; crape liece. hss t> ; umbrellas, silk and cotton; mohair brace let- itch guards; beads, assorted; sets sup. >bou, new stylo; Mantua gauze und sattin, ... i; plain and figured velvet ribbon; Swiss - and caps; litre.id, bobbinet. cotton and black s k I ice, Irish linens, ,t from *J-"> cents to $l:lnsh -h. . ting; domask table liuen and cotton; Russia j a i,**; brown Holland; padding buckram and | '■ iiivass; oil cloths black and white silk gloves: blii k and white si.’k hose and half hose: white worsted and cotton half hose; mixed half ho-e; todies’ kill, beaver and hoskin gloves; gentlemen > ii... iu. bi aver, kid and dog .-kin gloves; < omb-. tuck -In II, ipiill back shell, side, and mock shell tin k com >s; she I! and mock -bell side and cres cent combs. Brushes: cloth, hair, shoe, stiff dust ing ground paint, and shaving brushes; Bolivars and crown-, extra cheap; hits for boys; forints at 50 and upwards. DOMESTIC GOODS, .2 "aural assortment, unusually low. BOOTS & SHOES: I, i I., s’ black morocco and seal welts; do clasp and tie listing do do Morocco do do Cordovan and lasting boots; dn Laating springs; do Morocco and call" springs; do Cordovan and calf boots’ Misses’ Lasting ;uid Morocco spring', do do ^ do welts; Children’s Morocco and call lioots, .Miiu’s morocco boots and Mutinies; Morocco Hats. HARDWARE: Sup. cast A Herman steel hand saws; tenant turn s: \iuerican, Crmvley. English, cast, and shear steel; i’. n and pock-t knives of n sn^rior quality; !>-rk Knives; f?lu»e and batcher knives; Fhmnb ‘ V N t dk Latch s, Pocket scissors. Snuflers and travs; liritauia and iron tea and table spoons; Locks: knob, pad, trunk, cupboard and till; Brass He sti U-. bt tss k K>bsj brans bolts; fine glow knob'; razors: sheep and tailor’s shears; Waiters, ,. ;:e FILLS: tlat and half round bastard, 1! handsaw, and blacksmith’s files, Shumaker's r.. i ut and cast sparew bills; anuff and sluvmg l.w\< s'; screw augurs, from 2 to 5qr. gimhlets and 11 .r* borers; American ind Yankee codec mills; Cork Ink'’..aids, tea kettles, castings: Juniatta | »n aswrte' mould boards; Plough irons; S.id I * J O0KJX(v GLASSEs, asserted. Groceries & Liquors. 1 oaf »nd lump sugar; N. O sugar ami molasses; ‘ It,o, Java, and Moccha coffee; imperial, gun nm\d, r and Y. H teas, chocolate: bloom and utusca el rat-ins; dates, figs and soft shell almonds; . tvi V timtqii diiv.’ common chewing do. >panis!i ,r.d common tW; Scotch and rappee snuff; L i» je4ra wine; Foocnfio* M.tl.iga, and |,iW Jo. C.wiac brau.lv. J.» Jims lfoll.it d gin; N, England rum; VVUwkey and sa,t. ! 1YERPOOI. A COMMON Ql EENSW ARE. Cotton Yarn, at Factory Prices. The following articles w ill he received at all ! - tines as cash: Feathers, Tallow, Beeswax, Hm* sc»i2. Rag-- Ac. \ Ocl, IS'JfV _ - TliE FAR WEST REGION. _ We find the following highly interesting! letter, descriptive of the region far est, i in the New York Courier and Enquirer/ It is from the pen of Caleb A rv. \tfb, Esq. I who was connected with the Agency for ratified Washington, Jan. 1, 1S30. The treaties with certain Indian tribes, ' tor the cession of the mineral country, on the Upper Mississippi, are ratified by the, i unanimous consent of the Senate. By j these treaties the T bitted States has acquir jed S,000,000 acres of land, equal in all j respects, to any in the Union. rWie climate' ■ f this region is equal to that of Italy, such ! is the purity of t[»*> air. When travelling ; along the road from Dodgeville, (twelve j miles south of the Wisconsin) to Gakma, j ion Fever river, l cculd distinctly see a wagon and team five miles off, with the | naked cy<>. This purity of atmosphere 1 may be attributed to the total absence ol marshy ground, and toAhe elevation of the I countrv, which, afvr leai ing the YY iscon 'sin and Mississippi rivers, and ascending ; to tiie common level of the country, is, by mv computation, about 200t) feet above the sea. The absence of dense forests all the way to the Rocky Mountains, and to the Frozen Ocean—to which it may be i added, that the mineral countrv is beyond the influence of the great northern lakes— /may, in part account for the purity of the atmosphere. The strums ol tins region, copious ami brisklv gliding over pebbles of cornelian, toj iz, jasper, agate*'. opal, and quartz, are as pure as crystal, t fr.’ginatmg in springs, they are cool enough for' ufmknig in toe hottest (lav in Augn.t. 1 he Mississippi, from R«H‘k Island to tiie mouth of the V\ is cousin. a distance of two hundred miles and upwards, and whit h forms thv ^ cstoi » boundary of the ceded territory, it** °*i ’ln average, about three fourths of a mile Hi width. Ti e li'ii aie abundant, ol line1 flavor, end furnish food for the Indians on the western share of that beaut dill river. The YVisco<>sin is about ball a rude in w idth, and at a low stage of water is shal low, ami full of islands and sandbars., When 1 ascended it. about ninafy miles 1 fr«.m its mourh. it presented to view, far as the t ye could trace it. wild rice in bloom. Tho scenery along its borders exhibited views ir.ipre-t.ive, mid always either beautiful or sublime. Rock river, and its branches, irrigate aid fertilize a large tract of country. This river originating in pellucid lakes, and onions springs, runs of] gradually, and neither rises very high, nor sinks very low during theyear. Ninety mfles above its mouth, whore I crossed it on t! e first day •d lust September, it appeared to be about j twenty rous wide, four feet deep, and ran! with rapidity. The brandies of this river I —the Pickutoiica, Sugir Creek, are; the finest streams for mills of every kind, in the world. The sands Oi the \\ iscousiu ! are as white as the mountain snow. 'The surface of the country is greatly un- j dulating, and, in most places, is covered, with grass and a succession of flowers from early spring to late autumn. One week you see, tar as the delighted eve can 1 reach, flowers of a reddish blue—the blue, j the while, the yellow, of every shade, in-1 deed follow in succession, week after week —e'er varying, ever new, and always de lightful. After ascending from the level of the rivers to the country, where the mines exist, my attention was rivetted for fifteen minutes on the vast prospect before, me. With only here and there a grove of trees in view, 1 saw sunflowers, large as those in our girdeus, tire rozm weed, (a J helianthus) with its leaves so arranged as I to indicate the northern and southern j points of the compass. The surface, gent ; ly undulating, w as covered with grasses I ,'ind flowers, among which, beside those^ | referred to. was the ‘‘.Mineral Plant.’ '< with its blue leaves, and most beautiful: [flowers. Tie fkv was as pure as the ■ spirit that made it, the sun shone brightly, and not a breath of air was in motion, not an animated being, except those with me, i was to be seen, nor a sound to be heard ? In the far off prospect arose a mound, which I beheld afterwards, as 1 journeyed i onward, during throe days. The smoke ot a lend furnace, m the edge of n grove, fit* teen or twenty miles distant from me, slow ly curled up towards the pale blue heavens. Stillness and repose dwelt all around ine. Looking back towards the north, from whence I had with great difficulty ascend-1 ; ed, to where 1 stood, (after travelling, as 1 ’supposed, about twelve miles, from the margin of the Wisconsin, where I had slept the preceding night,) 1 could distinctly see i that beautiful river gliding along, in width.! to the eve, only a few inches, and glittering here and there in the beams of the raid dav’s sun. Sabring (as a sailor would say nearly: due east, taking care to avoid tire project ing points of woods, to my left, by w hich means I had no ravine to cross, I arrived i af Dodgeville the next day about noon, j Whenever we needed water we struck a ix*int of woods where vve always found it ; pure, cool, and refreshing. From Dodge ville to Gratiot's Grove, tho scenery was ithe most beautiful I ever beheld. The i .rroves. the stre uns. the several smoking 1 furnaces, in different directions, the lofty mounds, 6onia nearer and others farther oft, the clear sky, the rich black soil where ever it was exposed to view, the prairie hens flocks, and the Wisconsin snow birds, j rising from the path before us. all, all con spired to arrest the eye, and rivet the at- j tention, to the objects around us, as we passed rapidly along. Perhaps I do wrong. J to dwell so long on circum.smnces so trivial, j though, while memory holds her place ini my mind, they will never bo forgotten by me. The trees of this region are contiued to j the hanks of the water courses, and to rough places, and oaks, red, white, and! black, are the most common growth in | high grounds, while in wet ones, the bota-| ny is richer. The mounds are lofty piles of rocks, in riieir natural position, except such as have] alien downwards from the summits, i These piles lying in horizontal strata, are very elevated, and may he seen in any (ireefion, from them, at the distance of I tuirty miles. \f have already mentioned the most com ! won birds of this region, and the beasts are j ww indeed now, having been destroyed by 1 tlpj Indians, except the black wolQ thej y|, ine w<»|f, and muskrat. The black *<df, too numerous l four for sheep at pre-j sent, ttre confined to the groves and the strotutip. Tin prairie wolf is more common than onv*ntlfcr animal in this district of country | Apparently half-way between the block v«joa an! grey fox, he is the jackall of Asm. | Ant ovjr nice about his food; it is every I thing alnost, within his reach; insects of i over; ktyd, grasses, ami birds, their eggs, j and^ug-i and poultry, please his taste and j natisfv lis appetite. From Prairio du i [ins::, rcorici nme, a uisuuu-f i* hundred Jmilcs, ns I travelled the route, overt .iipit when I lodged out of a settle-! nicur, 1 was a ssailed with the shrill bark ing of tht; animal; he approached within a , few feet if me, and roused me from mv i slumbers Hois, without exception, the jnoftt mtsthievous little animal in the world —robWli; lien roosts, pig sty es, farm yards j and barm, wherever they exist. The miisknit is confined to the lakes and the stream?, and l have a beautiful drawing if one, taken in that country, by an artist fesiding at Gratiot’s Grove. Having briefly described what appears on the surface of tlie earth, I will, as brief ly, describe what is below it. This region cootq?»y the rient-,: load mines in tb.e known world. You are aware, sir, that although tlie^e mines have been worked only about three vears, by comparatively a few persons, under every possible disad vantage almost, yet thirty millions of pounds of lead have been made there ! The mineral used by the miners is n sul phuret of lead, yielding from 5H to 83 per cent, of pure load. It is found in veins invariably running from North to South, or from East to West. There is one vein, 'wenry rods long and sixty feet wide, and extending downwards to an unknown depth, filled with ore that is nearly pure lead. The lead ore occupies about one hun dred miles square of surface, except about twenty miles bv four or five miles of cop per ore, included within the aforesaid one hundred miles square. Thirty millions ot pounds of lead have been made in the mineral region and from what l saw, 1 should suppose that not more than one mile square of surface has been opened for ore! And further. I can say, that without open ing one new mine, thirty millions pounds of lead might he made there. And, I can further sav, w ithout any doubt of the fact, that tiiC country now our’s by the late treaties, will forever afford lead enough for this nation, r.t as low a rate as can he de sired. 1 will not descant upon the advan tages, in peace and in war, to he derived from tl)‘as;e mines. I leave that subject to the statesman, th^* merchant, the manufac turer and the patriot. A strip of land, 20 miles by 1 or 5 miles, in which Mineral Point is situated, is filled with a sulphurct of copper, 170 tour, of which had been dug befoie I left that re gion, on the first ot September last. I\ot having been melted, its value is not yet tested, though, us appearance indicates a rich copper oro. The soil of this region is a rich, deep black loam, and reminded me of the Hermi tage, on the banks of the Cumberland—of the central parts of Kentucky—of Picka way Plains, near me, on the delightful banks of the slow-w inding Sciota—and of the Miami country in Ohio. Indian corn, potatoes, oats, all the garden vegetables— indeed, every tree, plant, and shrub, which grows in the same latitude, flourishes sur prisingly. The climate is the healthiest in the world, and I saw no one prsr.n in that country not in high health, except such as w orked at the furnace?, the smoke of which is injurious to health. These treaties have given, or ratlier will soon give to this Union another great arid flourishing Statd, larger in 6ize than Vir ginia, because, surrounded as the Indians soon will be, of that region, they will soon retire above the Wisconsin, and but a few years will pass away, before they will cross the Mississippi, where the elk, the deer, the bison, the otter, and the beaver invite them. On the unper Mississippi will soon exist three States, each larger than Virginia. These three States will within 6Py years, contain three millions of happy human be ings. Two of those will lie on the wester 1 ami one the eastern side of the Mississippi. What patriotic heart expands not. at the. growth ot the Western States? The en terprising, the vigortiOs, the youthful, the athletic, the inen of small fortune, with numerous, rising and happy families are emigrating by thousands and hundreds of thousands, to the delightful regions ot’ the west. As I journeyed onwards, last au tumn, fr«»m iSt. Louts to Washington city, I verily b-beva that 1 met on an average, one liuadr d persons, every day, emigrat ing vert** a-d! R uddr hnlth sat on every five, intelligence and moral vigour berimed from every eye. The consus of 1S40 will give the Western States the majority of presidential electors, a majority ol both Houses of Congress, and of course, the entire control of our National Affairs. To resist tins event it would involve the ne cesrty of preventing the revolution of the earth upon its axes, of day and night, ol summer, autumn, winter, and spring, of seed time and harvest, the ebbing and flowing of the tides, and the runnmg of wa fer, and the whole course of nature. To mourn over it, involves the extreme folly of repining at the happy lot of our posterity. From the growth of this Nation the lover of liberty has nothing to fear, because, our people, from their cradles, are taught to he republicans. They are such, as il by instinct, all those principles which tend to make them men, are taught them from the first moment they see the light, breathe the American air, and lasto their mothers milk. They are not, they never can oe, any ] thing hut republicans—and sweep away at ono fell sweep ever* constitution ot govern mont among us, and every republican in stitution, and we should instantly rear up, on their ruins, other constitutions, in all respects similurto those now in existence. Every other institution would immediate ly re appear, because happily every thing of this sort emanates from republican i hearts. Having such a source coming j from perennial fountains those streams will never fail until the great consummation of all things. Some fear local jealousies ami party rage. Hot such persons attend, us I have done, on tho U. States Senate, and he will see be flare him a citadel freedom, in which are placed the unccaemg intrepid defender * liberty. From this lofty tower, those who occupy it see every, enemy who approaches it. 1 he people watch tho conduct of tiiose whom they elect, and those appointed b v the President must pass through this citadel before they rise into power. At stated and short |>eri ods their conduct is reviewed by this body. K E XTUCK Y A NTI-SLA VER \. Two bills have been introduced into the Legislature of Kentucky, both of which, it is said will pass. Ono pro vides for the emancipation of ail slaves brought into the Commonwealth for sale: the other prohibits the use ot jails within the State, for the purpose of confining slaves for safe keeping. It thus ap|>ears that slavery is becoming unpopular in Kentucky. Mr. Clay has recently delivered an ad dress at Frankfort, before the Colonization I Society at tiiat place. Mr. Clay sjicaks [ decidedly in commendation of rooting j out slavery from Kentucky. He says:— *»The African part of our population, or ! their ancestors, were brought hither f >rci [ !>l v and by violence, in the prosecution ot ! the most abominable traffic that ever dis 1 graced the annals of the human race, I'liev were chiefly procured in their native I country, as captives in war, taken, and 1 subsequently sold by the conqueror as [ slaves to tin* slave trader. Sometimes the most atrocious practices of kidnapping were omplovrd to obtain possession of Uk victims. Wars were frequent between numerous arid barbarous neighboring tribes scattered along the coasts or stretched up on the margin of largo rivers of Africa. These w»rs w ere often cnkmdlcd and pros | ecu ted for no other object than to obtain a supply of subjects for this most shocking commerce. In those modes, husband# were torn from their wives, parents from their children, brethren from each other, and every tie cherished and respected a I inong men was viola'ed. Upon the arri val, at the African coast, of the unfortunate! beings'thus reduced to slavery, they were! embarked on board the ships carefully con- j structed and arranged to contain the great . est amount of human lyings. Here they; were ironed and fastened in parallel rows, i and crowded together so closely, in loath some holes, as not to have room for^ ac j tion or for breathing wholesome air. I be j rjreat aim was to transport the largest possi- j ble number, at the least possible charge. j from their native land to the markets for which they were destined. I'he grredi ness of cupidity was frequently disappoint-j ed and punished in its purposes, by *he j loss of moieties of whole cargoes of the subjects of this infamous commerce, troni want and suffering and disease on the voy i Bge How much happier were they who thus expired, than their miserable aurvi vors? These African slaves were brought to the continent of America, and the Liauds adjacent Jo it, and fanned die parent stock V of tho race now amongst us. They were brought to the Colonies now constituting , the United States, under the sanction, and q by the authority of the British laws, which, a: an early period of o ir colonial exi^tenco admitted and tolerated the trade. It is V due to our colonial ancestors, to say, that thov frequently and earnestly, but unsuc cessfully remonstrated to the British Crown against’tho continuance of tho practice. The introduction ot slavery into this coun try is not, therefore, cnargeabio to them, hut to tt government in v Ijioh they had no ..jiv-e, arud over which, they had no con trol. It is equally due to our parent irtato to advert to the honorable fact, that in the midst of IV Revolutionary war, when con tending for her own independence and lib erty. she evinced the sincerity ot tbo spirit, in which those remonstrances had been ad dressed to the British tin one, hy denounc ing, under the severest penalties, the fur ther prosecution of tin; slavo trade, within then jurisdiction. And I add, with great satisfaction, that the Congress ot the Uni ted Mates passed an act, abolishing th ? truda as early as by their constitution it was authorised to do. On the second day of Mare|j 1S*)7, tho act was pas sed for which it was my happy lot to vote, tho H: st section of which enacts, “That from and after the first day ot Janu ary, it shall not he lawful to import or bring into the United MateS or the ter ritories thereof, from any foreign kingdom, place, or country, any negro, mulatto, or person of color, w ith intent to hold, sell or dispose of such negro, mulatto, or person ot color, as a stave, or to ue nein 10 service or labor.'* Thus terminated, wo may hope forever, in the United Statatcs, a disgrace ful truthc, which drew after it a tram of enormities supasamg m magnitude, dm li nens, ami duration, any that ever sprang from any trade, pushed by tho enterprise or cupidity of man. “'Flie several S'utes of tho Union were sensible of the responsibility which accrued to them ou the establishment id the i.nle* pedHance of tho Uuiled Suites, tu regard to tf^ subject of slavery. And many of them, beginning at a period pr o 'lie ter mination of tho revolutionary war, b) me cossivo but distinct acts ot legislation, have effectively provided for the abolition ot 'la very within their respective jurisdictions.^ More than thirty roars ago, a.u attest was m.ado m ‘.hm Cota non weal ill to adopt a system of gradual emancipation, similar to that which the illustrious Franklin had mainly contributed to introduce, in the year 1779. in the Slate founded by the benevo lent l*onn. And, among tho acts of my lifo, to which I look back with the mod sat isfaction, is that of my having co operated, with other zealous and intelligent friends, to procure tho cst iblislimcnt of that system in this State. We believe that the sum of good which would have been attained by the State of Kentucky, inn gradual om.in cipation of her slaves, at that period, would have fur transcended the ngregate of mia chief which might have resulted to herself and tho Union together, from the gradual liberation of them, and their dispersion and residence in the United Slates. Wo w.*re overpowered by numbers, but submitted ■ the decision of tho majority with the grac which a minority, in a republic should ever yield to such a decision. I have, nevertheless, never ceased, and never ah ill cease, to regret a decision, the effect* of which have been to place us in the rear ol our neighbors, who are exempt fro n slave ry, in the state of agriculture, live progress of manufactures, tho advance ol improve ment, & the general prosperity of society.1* As a minister and a lawyor were riding together, nays the minister to the lawyor, sir, do you ever make mistakes in pleads ing? I do, Raid the lawyer, And whqt do you do with mistakes? said the minis ter. Why, sir, if large ones, I mend them; if small ones, I let tliem go, said the law i yer. Arid pray, sir, continued he, did vou ever make mistakes in preaching? Yes, air, said the minister, t have. And what do you do with mistakes? s id the lawyer. Why, sir, I di^pc.m with them much in the same ’way you just observed; 1 rectify large ones, and neglect small ones. Not ! |0i,g since, continue*! lie as I wr;,« prearh 1 |.,.^7 I meant to observe that the devil was tho father of liars, hut n. took, and said i lawyers, but the mistake was so small I let it go. ^ Rather Vneiril —On Friday evening last, a fellow stepped into the faotterjr Of fice of Mr. i). Stetson, in the city of iVew York, under the pretence of buying a tick et; Mr. J. took out his bank book contain ing about 672 dollncs, together with some tickets,—the rogue while looking at tliem, threw a handful of snuff* into Stctson’seyes, took thebook, money and tickets and made off*. Weekly Vmtor, R/Jmt? t/ikm.—!l is wild that thr * men who robbed the Pottsvilie Mail, have been taken and confine*! in the Hunting *<n jiil. They wen? identified by a pen son w bo was passenger ui tlie Stage. I^RESIl Bloom Raisins; Rio anti St. Domingo * COFFEE; Tea Kettle*, See. ! Just TttriteH. and f >r ml / >ir. hit ANDivKSON A ATTgRDVftY. Ar *.