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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1825.
_:r-s* The [sesburg Road.—We learn with much satisfaction, that this desirable object bids fair to be speedily accomplished. It no longer rests upon speculative grounds and indefinite promises. I'he people are awake to its vast importance, and are impatient to act. Proper persons have taken the matter irt hand and are now actually engaged in organizing a Compa ny. No doubt remains of complete success. Let those who have desponded look up— better times await them. Our lethargy once overcome, and prosperity is certain. Or»e im provement will strengthen and prepare us for .another, until like New-York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, we shall be able to boast ot our growing trade, and wealthy capitalists—our busy ship vards and numerous manufactories. Nature intended our town for a great com mercial emporium, and very moderate exer tions cf art will insure the completion of the design—let us put our shoulders to the wheel aud Hercules will help us. A fire took place in the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia on Monday last, when a bout twenty houses, of different descriptions, were burned: among others were five Comb manufactories. One pvr-on was killed and a nothcr Severely injured. The amount of pro perty destroyed was considerable, but has not been estimated. Gen. L:\iHyctte was expected in Nashville on the 26th or 27th ultv The steamboat Me chanic w as despatched *o the mouth of the Cumberland on the 22d, with several gentle men of distinction, to receive and conduct him to that place. A writer in the Ho«.tcn Courier says, that - in a communication from Governor Findlay, of Pennsy lvania, to the Editor of the Demo cratic Press, a word of eleven letters was spell ed with twenty-three ! ! but six of which be longed to it. This is truly a remarkable blun der, but m>t equal to one wh.ch occurred nu ny years ago in this place. ^ prominent mer chant sent an advertisement to the printer in which he spelled coffee, KtroHPHT. Here it will be perceived, there is not one letter right. There is some originality, however, in both cases. We should be much pleased if a por tion of the liberality and public spirit that characterises the citizens of N'ew York could be transferred as far south as Maryland—and as a suitable accotn panyment, we should he equally well pleased to see some few thousands of the many millions they appear disposed to expend in internal improvements, fcic. We lack public spirit, and it has been with difficulty the §10,000 want ed to supply our town w ith pure and wholesome water has been obtained. The whole has at length been taken, and tor this desirable event the public are principally indebted to the zeal and persevering-efforts of one of the Direc tors. The work, we understand, will shortly be entered upon, and efforts made to complete it the present season if practicable The books for receiving subscrip tions to the Fredrick and Harpers ferry Turnpike Company were opened on Monday last. We have not been a ble to ascertain the amount subscribed in this county, but understand aconsi dertiJe s**m was taken in addition to the §20,000 subscribed by the banks. In Baltimore, where it was hoped the undertaking would have hern liberally encouraged, if we are correctly inform ed, not a single dolLr was subscribed. k'retlerick- Town Herald. Frutlx of the Sew- York anil C—From the 12th of April to the 1st day of May, three hundred and forty nine boats de parted from \lbany, laden with three thousand and thirty eight tons of mer chandise, Sec. and seventeen thousand and ninety-six dollars weir paid to the collector at Albany on account of toll. APPOINTMENT BY THE PRESIDENT. Philip C. Pkxdi.f.ton, of Virginia, to he Judge of the United States for the Western District of Virginia, in place of Joint G Jackson, deceased. m— [Journal. A naval depot is to be immediately established at Pensacola, and all the stores and vessels are to be removed from Thompson’s Island and New-Or -leans, to that place. Pensacola will be the rendezvous for ail the West India Squadron. This is in conformity to an act passed at the last session of Con gress. Some idea may be formed of the productiveness of canal stock in Eng land, when the following fact, said to be correct, is related. 1 he Old Quay Canal between Manchester and Liver • pool, has paid an annual dividend for the last fifty years, equal to the one half of the original price of the stock. “Fenelon was at the head of an asso ciation of distinguished persons, who bound themselves by an oath, never to give or accept a challenge, and never to serve as seconds in a duel.” CONVERSATIONS OF GENERAL LA FAYETTE, (late jumobavba,) WHILE IN TIIE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN 1824—25. ■ By George W. P. Custis, Esq. of Arlington. Cayenne...No. XI. “My dear general, you will go to the meeting of the American Colonization Society to-night, in the Capitol. While you remain w*h us, we shall embrace every opportunity, of appropriating you to all good works; this is an affair of Philanthrophy, and will be pe culiarly interesting, inasmuch as it will call up the recollections of a great work of philanthro phy, in which you were engaged, some forty years ago. “Would to God, that on your return to our shores you could have seen the land of Free-1 dom untarnished bv the presence of a slave.! Would that you could have seen this fair coun try, this great and lising empire, the abode a lone of freemen. “Truly striking must have been the con trast to you, between the northern and south ern sections of our confederation. There, in the land of steady habits, you beheld the genuine practice of republicanism, in the mo rality, the industry, and independence, of a people, who would be the pride ami orna ment of any age or country. There you have beheld an unkindly surface, wrested from its natural rudeness and made to stnile with plenty, by the labour and economy of a virtu ous and hardy population, and fertilized by the sweat which falls from a freeman’s brow. You have seen the benefits of education, the beauty of moral habits, which form the power anti character of a people, elevated by all which can elevate human nature. \ou have said ‘can this be the nation which I left in the cradle ‘—can this be the country I left hardly emerged from a wilderness? ‘Yet such tilings are.’ You left Liberty pluming her youthful pinions, just ready to take her early flight. You find her soaring on Ragle wings, undazzlcd by her height, preparing to leave the favored regions where the work is done, to skim the ‘cloud capt’ summits of the Andes, and perch in triumph on the banner of Boli var. “In your tour General, new and diversified scenes await you, at every link in the very long chain of the American confederation.— You have already reached a more genial clime, a region more blessed by Heaven, but from the error of our fathers, more cursed by man. “In the South, our hearths are growing cold; our doors, which have so oft flown open at the call of hospitality, have rust on their hin ges—our chimneys, in which the blaze did once ‘run rour'mg up,’ now emit a feeble smoke, scarce enough to stain the mid day sky. Yet generous was the day of our great ness- The social virtues dwelt in our hearts, and under our roofs, the stranger always found a home. Our glory has passed away— the Ancient Dominion, the scat of talent, of patriotism, of high Revolutionary pride and reminiscence, is falling from her once high de gree—she yields before the powerful march of sister states, whicli were once to her ‘as I to Hercules. ’ ’Tis true the dreamers of fancy still picture the Southern proprietor as recli ning on beds of roses, fanned by the Houris of the Mabomroedan paradise, say rather the un enviable couch of Guatimozin. The roses which bloom in slavery’s clime, soon “ waste their sweetness in its desert air;” and the paths which appear to be strewed with flow'ers, will be found to contain full many a thorn. « But small is the stream which divides the Mother of the States from her now mighty off spring. For nearly two centuries, had the pa rent being, before this “ child of promise” beheld the light: but behold the march of Freedom; for where her progress is unimped ed by the trammels of slavery, hers is a giant’s str de. But yesterday, and where this great copimunity now flourishes was a trackless for est—’tis now enlivened by the “ busy hum of men,” and civilization and the arts have fixed a happy dwelling there; nay more, Histrionic talent* has illustrated the w orks of the divine Shakspeare, where late the panther howled, and “ savage beasts of prey,” ‘Aik! savage men, more savage stuitnantney. The axe of the woodman rouses the echoes, \* hich have slept for ages in the silence of na ture; the harvest smiles in luxuriance, where wild flowers grew of late; and the hymns of praise, heard from the temples of the ever-liv ing God, succeed to the yell of the savage*;— the signal of despair and death ! “ Know yon of changes like these in the land of the slave} No, my dear General—there, ‘ like a wounded snake,’ improvement, pros perity and happiness * drag their slow length •along:* but give to the laud liberty, and at once she puts on her seven league boots, ami rushes to glory and empire. “The American Colonization Society has for its object, the removal of free persons of color from the United States to the coast of Africa. It interferes in no wise with the rights of property, and hopes and labors for the gradual abolition of slavery, by the volun tary and gradual manumission of slaves, when the free persons of color shall have first been transferred to their aboriginal climate and soil. “It has been but a few years since this in stitution commenced its labours; it has had to encounter an host of prejudices—to overcome very many difficulties and dangers in its pro gress,—but has happily planted its standard on the shores of Africa, and given to a much injured, much enduring people, the hopes of regeneration in the home of their fathers. “The establishment of the Colony of Libe ria, whether viewed as a work of philanthro pes or a measure of sound policy, cannot fail to interest the feeling, and -command the re spect of the friends of human kind, and of all interested in the well being and prosperity • Cooper playing at Cincinnati, Ohio. of the American confederation. To remo\ c so foul a blot from the American character to restore a degraded population to the climate and soil of their ancestors—to cause freemen to o’erspread, and cultivate the land, now oc copied by the slave, will be to honor and ag grandise the republic, and afford a brdhant example to the world. % , . “With such views, the American Colimza tion Socictv steadily pursues its course, tho’ sJow in its progress, it hopes to exute the bet ter feeling-3 of those who have hitherto been its opponents, and largely to interest the peo ple of the United States in its generous cause; nnd should success attend such meritorious ef forts, will the page of history afford a better or brighter epoch, than the day when the A merican republic restores to much injured Africa the lust of her sons.” “With much pleasure, my deal1 sir,” the Ge cral replied, “will I go to the meeting of the American Colonization SocietyWe will first call on * * * * *, and then to the capitol. “Since my arrival in the United States, I have, indeed, beheld wonderful improve ments, far beyond my most enthusiastic expec tations. The benign influence of freedom has caused creations to arise, rather than im provements in this highly favored land. The American portion of my heart, and that is no small portion of it, 1 can assure you, truly hails with delight, and rejoices with sympathy, in all which elevates, and aggrandises this only free government on earth. “I am well aware of the cloud of evil which o’erhaugs and shadows the South. Some ol my fondest recollections belong to that genial region. It was there, I first landed, a joung recruit to the army of Liberty, accompanied by poor General De Kalb, the same who fell gallantly fighting for her cause in the battle of Camden. It was .there I received the wel come of Americans to a stranger, from many friends, most of whom now sleep in their g-raves. I have too often experienced the kind heartedness and hospitality ofthe South, ever iuiui^ci net. “Again, her noble devotion to the cause of Liberty—her severe and manifold sufferings and sacrifices in the war of the revolution— the untiring patriotism of her sons—the cam paign of 1781, the brilliant, heroic, never to be forgotten campaigns of Greene, form fea tures the most sublime and interesting in the ' chi-acter and history of the south. ’Tis true she has much to deplore, but has much too to admire; for she still boasts of sons the most pa triotic and enlightened, the most generous and hospitable, and contains in her soil, a grave the most revered. “Of the affair of Cayenne, I will briefly state. That on my return to France in 178j, I formed a plan for the amelioration of slavery, and the gradual emancipation of slaves in the colony of Cayenne. Most of the property in the colony belonged to the crown of France, which enabled me the belter to prosecute tny plan, being less liable to interruption from the conflicting interests and opinions of various proprietors. The purchase money of the es tates and slaves amounted to about thirty thou sand dollars; not a very’ large sum for the state of my fortune in those days, hut laid out whol ly and solely for the purposes just mentioned. Surely it could not have been desirable for me in those times of affluence, and interesting relations in France, to cross the Atlantic and seek adventures for profit in so distant a clinic. A young man, just returned from aiding in the successful accomplishment of the liberty of America, I felt such an enthusiasm in her holy cause, as induced me to wish to see her bles sings extended to the whole human family, anil not even withheld from that injured and degraded race, who, lowest in the scale of hu man beings, have, from their forlorn and friendless situation, superior claims to the aid and commiseration of philanthrophy. “Believing that the agents usually employ ed in the colony were not of a sort to further mv views, I engaged a Monsieur B • • ", at Pa ris, a man of a firm, yet amiable disposition, and well calculated for the work in which he was to be engaged. Furnished with a perfect understanding of my plans and wishes, B. sail ed for Cayenne. Upon his arrival, the first act of his administration was to collect all the j cart whips, and such like instruments of pu- I nishment, used under the former regime, and j have them burnt in a general assemblage of the slaves. B. then proceeded to make and declare laws, rules and discipline, for the go vernment of the estates. Affairs went on prosperously, and but for the revolution, which convulsed France, boll) at home and abroad, the most favorable results were to be expected, and the slaves duly prepared for the rational enjoyments of freedom. Poor B. died from the effects of climate, and the proscription of myself, after the 10th of August, followed by the confiscation of my estates, put a period to this work, begun under auspices the most favorable, continued with success, and a happy accomplishment alone denied, by the decree of the convention, which destroyed the whole colonial system, by sudden and unconditional emancipation, and its consequent horrors in the colonics of France. “But to the proof. On the La Fayette es tates, the slaves emancipated came in a body to the agents—declared that «f the property still belonged to the General, they would resume their labours, for the use and benefit of him, who had caused them to experience an ameliorated condition of bondage, with the certain prospect of gradual emancipation, and the rational enjoyment of freedom. “ j-I need not say, my dear sir, that I have iBrvan Edwards, in h'19 history of the West es has the following note, which carries calumny on its face—the first part of it being impossible, and the last untrue: Not*.—It has been confidently asserted, that La Fayette, in order to secure a majority on this question," introduced Jito the National Assembly, not less than eighty persons who were tioi members, bu t'vho set and roted as such. This man had formerly been possessed of a plantation at been much calumniated, all public men are.— I took up a book, said to be my Memoirs,—1 laboured through six pages, ami not finding one word of truth, laid the work down.” “Returning in the coach at night, from the meeting at the capitol, the General observed: ‘ I am much gratified with the events of the evening, and with the laudable and benevo lent views of the Society, which has done me the honor of membership: my best wishes will be with you, and your generous labours, when I shall be far removed. I am also gratified by the association of my election with that of the Chief Justice, at whose side I had the plea sure to sit, and whom every body loves.’ ” ‘•The Chief Justice, my dear General, is a fellow labourer in this good cause, and is Pre sident of an Auxiliary Society, in Richmond. “Madame de Stael called Napoleon a sys tem;—we may, with more propriety, call our Chief Judge an union, of goodness, greatness, and republican simplicity. I)o you not re collect, when at York-Town, he introduced to you a veteran officer, in these few words, which spoke as many volumes* * Col. Long, who lias partaken of more revolutionary bat tles, than any man now living.’ Long is pro bably the last surviving officer of Morgan’s corps, majestic amid the ruins of more than seventy years, lie tells to modern degeneracy, such were the men, who came forth from the mountains and forests at the call of their coun try, in the old revolutionary days. “And you will also remember, when the veteran in telling the talc of other times, and relating the march of the Virginians to the battle of the Bridges in 1775, familiarly ob served: ‘John Marshall was there, a very voting man.* What horror would the gouty ami bewigged dignitaries of your European benches have experienced at a familiarity like this, proceeding from a plain citizen, to the first law officer of the realm. Yet the great American, though * unadorned, adorned the most’ in public and private worth, smiled with pleasure on the reminiscence of his early de votjon to his country's cause. “The Marshall family bore an ample and distinguished share in our Revolutionary struggle. The father was major to the lament ed Mercer, in the 3d Virginia, in which corps also served President Monroe, and William Washington. President Monroe and Colonel Randolph of Fauquier, are probably the only surviving officers oftlie regiment of Mercer, t in the campaign gfl67f>. In *77, Col. Marshall commanded the 3d, which, reduced to scarcely more than a battal ion byr previous hard service, maintained its distinguished renown at Brandywine, and was nearly annihilated on that disastrous day. The Colonel and two officers alone escaped unhurt —the Coionel’s horse receiving several balls! F.ijflit officers were hilled and wounded, thir teen non-commissioned,and sixty-five privates. John Marshall the eldest son, was a volun teer with Woodford, at the affair of the Great Bridges, in ’75; was afterwards a captain in the 11 th Virginia, or Morgan’s, then Febiger’s— wav at Brandywine in'77, and at the battle of Motiinouth in ’78, where, from exertion and the excessive heat of the day, he fainted in a rye field, and had nearly died without a wound, as numbers of the men of both armies did, fro.o fatigue and the overpowering heat of the weather. A younger brother, James, was a volunteer at Yorktown. There were other young men oftlie family, with whose history the writer is unacquainted; but will not hesitate to say, that if their ages permitted them to have ‘heard of battles, ionged to follow to the field some warlike chief,’ it was a wish which their gal lant sire would never have ‘denied.’ A stranger arriving in Richmond, would ask who is that elderly gentleman returning from the market; at whose /o«7e//e the Graces do not appear to have presided with particular care this morning? Surely he is no ordinary man. The citizens of Richmond would answer, ‘tin gentleman you see is only the Chief Justice of the United States, our own dear John Mar shall, whom when he shall cease to judge, and repair to an higher tribunal himself to be judged, leaves not his fellow behind him— whose loss to his country would form a blank, this wide extended empire cannot fillup. “Whose magic ca.inot copied be, For in that circle none durst walk but lie.” lie b of the last of the Federalists, (consis tent ones I mean) and with the venerable Pinkney, form their chief*. And now let me say to that old man, who has just retired from his country’s highest reward, whose devotion to Liberty amid the earliest of Liberty’s bat tles, when his youthful blood stained the snows at Trenton—whose half century of public ser vice-, whose honesty, whose poverty, and a bove all, w hose exemplary domestic worth, causes every American to hope and pray that Cayenne, with seventy negro slaves thereon, which he had sold without any scruple, or stipulation, concerning the situation of the ne groes, the latter end of 1789, and from that time, enrolled himself among the friends of the blacks. Edwards, the apoligist of slavery, the cham pion of monopoly and the sugar hogshead, in relating one of the most horrible of all the hor rors of St. Domingo, concludes: * Such are thy triumps Oh Philanthrophy! I would refer this humane historian, rather to the example of those who had been slaves of La Payette, returning from emancipation, to offer their labours to the most benevolent of men, no longer master of them exclaim, such are thy triumphs Oh Philanthrophy. • The question which led to the horrors of St Domingo, in 1790. 4Upon the first organization of the Virginia forces, for the army of independence, nume rous applications for commissions were made to the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg. They were mostly from young men of fortune, and considerable family connections, and sel dom asked for less than a Colonelcy. The la mented Mercer, then a veteran of the w ar of ’56, and high in the confidence of the Com mander-in-chief, wrote on a scrap of paper and handed it up to the speaker, the following words—“Hugh Mercer will serve lus country in any grade to w hich he may be appointed.” The regiment was given to him, ncm. con. serene and happy may be the evening of his days—I would ask, find you aught of Monar chy in him, who is a chief of the proscribed? Go to the court day of his native county, to which he passes an annual visit; witness the press of the old, the young, the grave, the gav, the rich, the poor, to grasp the hand of John Marshall, and to present their children I and grandchildren to ‘share the good man’s smile;’ and these are not an hord of sycophants such as crowd the purlieus of a Presidential palace, whom a ‘breath can make them, or a breath destroy,’ but the plain, proud, inde pendent citizens of a commonwealth, not fa mous for the submissive or servile qualities of her sons, their -—“Country’s pride, Who once destroyed can never be supplied.” Or will you go to the Carolinas, where the name of Pinckney associates with all which is virtuous, patriotic or praiseworthy. Take these chiefs of tile Federalists as samples of their kind, and if there is aught in them that savours of monarchy, then may opposite ele ments combine, and I too will be a lover of kings. 1 T From the Norfolk Beacon of May 9.] LATE FROM THE W. I. SQUADKON. The arrival here, yesterday, of the U. S. ship Decoy, lieut. comd’t M. P. Mix, in the short passage of seven days from Matanzas, has put us in possession of very late intelligence from our West Iiidia Squadron, for which we are in debted to the officers of the Decoy, and the attention of a friendly correspond ent at Matanzas. rn. f\ •» I IT 1 1 lie wtxoy siijRu irmn mjjk v-iii the 28th ofDecember last, for Thomp son’s Island, touching at St. Jago tie Cuba anil Havana, since w hich the offi cers and crew generally have enjoyed good health, and have returned home with a good stock of that first of earth ly blessings. She sailed from Key West on the 16th of April, with 19 convalescents, and four pirates, (the captain, surgeon and two men) wound ed in the encounter with the Sea Gull and British bouts—The pirates to be delivered up to the Governor of Hava na. The piratical captain died of his wounds, on the passage. Information by this arrival confirms the intelligence before published by us, that Key West was very sickly during the months of February, March and April; the mortality, at the same time, very great among the residents of Thompson’s Island, and there was ve ry little improvement in this respect to the period of the Decoy’s sailing.— Surgeon’s mate Joseph B. Stillman, temporarily in charge of .the U. S. na val hospital at Key West, we regret to learn, is among the victims to that inhospitable climate. He died on the 28th March—five yeaes having expired on that day since he entered the navy. He was a native of Massachusetts. The pirates recently captured by the Sea Gull anil British boats, we learn, would probably be tried at Havana by a military commission. We understand that a duel was fought at Key West on the 12th ult. between lieut. comd’t. McIntosh and lieut. Varnvm, in which the latter was slightly wounded. The Hornet, capl. Kennedy, sailed from Matanzas 25th April on a cruize to windward, to telieve the Grampus. The schr. Fox, lieut. Cook, from this port, arrived at Matanzas on Sunday, 24th ult. and was despatched next day on a short cruize. The Ttrrier, from Thompson’s Isl and, was going iuto Matanzas us the Decoy came out. The Sea Qull ami the brig Spark, lieut. comd’t Nf.wtox, were the only U. S. vessels at Matanzas when the Decoy sailed, the officers and crews of which, as well us those of the squad ron generally, were in fine health. The Spark arrived at Matanzas on the 21st nit. altera disagreeable cruize down the Main, and having landed Mr. IJolton (who went out, as we under stand. for the purpose of surveying the line for a canal across the S. A. continent) about 1st April at St. John’s River in Costa Rica. She would be despatched, us soon as she could be watered, to scour the coast, in search of pirates. The following officers have returned in ihc Decoy : Mkkvink I’. Mix, lieut. comd’t. Lieutenants—Ab’m. S. Ten Hack, Wm. Portengcr. Sailing Master—Porter. Surgeon’s Mate—Henry W. Basset. Midshipman—W. S. J. Washington. (itinner—Thos. Stanley. Wm. Alexander, Marine, (of Phila delphia) and James Scars, purser’s steward, (of Baltimore) died on board the Decoy, on her passage to this port. Our correspondents at Matanzas, un der date of the 28lh April, writes, “the schooner Decatur, from Philadelphia, arrived here on Sunday, (24th) bring ing advices of the great demand for Coffee and other produce of these Isl ands, and the advance which they had experienced. This has caused great speculations both here and at Havana. The articles have consequently risen. At Havana coffee has advanced Jive and here three rents per pound. “ The convoy service by the U. S. cruisers is rapidly improving. We hear nothing now of Pirates, and are in hopes, when a a few more U. S. ves sels arrive on this station, they will be watched too closely to permit them to escape from their lurking places. “The schr. Rodman, (of Warren) ar rived here last evening, in 12 days from New-York, and there are many other American vessels in port, a list of which want ol time prevents my sending you.” \ih. the west. [From the St. Louie ('MissouriJ RrpuhVr^ > As far as can be ascertained from ?he newspapers generally, the People of the United States approve of the result of the Presidential Ballot in the House of Representatives. There arc malcon. tent*, to be sure, who would wish t0 oppose the administration without waiting to ascertain the tendency 0f us measures. Some have been strongly excited by the expectation or assu rance of obtaining offices for them selves or their friends, in the event of the election of their favorite*eandidute. Some have been actuated by the esprit du corps of a party or faction; and oth ers, from a real or affected singularity, oppose the “powers that be,” without any scrutiny into the rectitude of inten tion or the beneficial acts which have marked their course. These classes and others form the nucleus of an op position, which many of them seem to hope; will, in time, become a majority among the people of the United States. Let the present administration i>« judged by its vorks. If they do not pursue the true interests of the U* nited States, it will be time enough to cell them to an account when that dis covery is made. It is bigotry to con demn men, because they were not our ownchoicejand it is most presumptuous anduncandid to utter maledictions a gainst an administration, whose com-. of policy will, as far as is known, be tv same with that of the late President, which has been so highly applaud* 1 by the American People. The abuse of Mr. Clay has been a species of chorus to the song of oppo sition. Now, there is nothing imn: certain, than that the bigoted and on candid would have uttered the vitne slanders against that distinguished ci tizen, whatever course he had taken on the Presidential ballot. There are vio lent and bad men of all parties. Th< mercenary accuse Mr. Clay, because in similar circumstances they would have been swayed by the motives which tin y attribute to him. Mr. Clay was not our first choice lor the Presidency, and yet, we do not think him a dishonest politician on that ac count. Preference for a candidate r not with ns an impeachment of the rectitude of another. We not only think Mr. Clay lar above the vile in sinuations which have been made a gainst him, but wc think he has done himself honor, and deserves the wann est thanks of the people of the United States, for the course which he pursued in tire Presidential election. And wc are much mistaken if this opinion docs not become the common one iu the process of time. It is a little remarkable how sensi tive certain editors seem to be at the slight question being made of the im maculate character and conduct of Ge neral Jackson. It is altogether one sided. They would show their impar tiality, if they would evince some in dignation at the gross attacks which are made upon Mr. Clay, by some of their brethren. What do they think, for example, of such allusions to him as the following, made in toasts drank at a public dinner, given in Nashville, on the 16th ult. to General Jackson, and which, it is to be presumed, therefore, met with his implied sanction? “Fail- Tennessee, her sons can never be polluted by dirtv Clay.” The following is very generous: “Henry Clay: to his own people, and toll's own good conscience, \vc leave him.” In the Nashville Republican, from which these toasts are extracted, it is staled that “a gentleman, an inhabi tant of Washington City, of as high stamlingTor veracity and honor as a:»y man in the District, told us, that Mr. Clay declared in his presence, the win ter before last, that Mr. Adams had treated him in an ungentlemanlv man ner, and added, that after the election was over, he would hold him personal ly responsible.” We are confident that this is altogether unfounded, ant! a gross fabrication, and unless the edi tor of that paper can designate the “in habitant of Washington City” of “high standing,” and verify his statement, it ought to be considered as originating with him. In a previous number of the same paper, a reference is made to an alledg ed conversation between Gen. Jackson and Mr. Clay respecting the Presiden tial election, during the last winter; which we believe also to be misrepre sented. But how did the editor arrive at the knowledge of any such conver sation? Was he a party to it? Or di 1 he get his information from (Jen. Jack son? [National Journal. An article of intelligence received from India furbishes additional evi dence that the Burmese war is destined to become more dangerous in its cha racter and dubious in its result Be fore the empire of Burmah is added to the already overgrown and gigantic possessions of the king of Great Bri tain, many lives will be lost and cities laid in ashes. The following intelli gence serves only to confirm the testi mony already afforded, that Burmah will be the rallying power around which the subjugated nations of India will as semble to throw off the chain* of Eng lish tyranny. The English do not find their ancient enemies to be what they were when their first conquests were made. They have been hardened in the school of adversity, rendered in trepid by a constant exposure to dan ger, and have been taught by their per secutors promptitude, courage and dis cipline in military movements. f Balt. American