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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1832.
Published, daily, (by EDGAR SNOWDEN,) for the Town, and thrice a week for the Country, on Knirfax street, between King and Prince streets, 'nearly op posite ’he Pust Oflfioe. Daily paper 88; Country pa !>er 85 pt-r annum — Advertisements inserted at the allowing rates: Fora square of 16 lines, inserted daily, or every other day three times, 81; and 25 cents for evrr. subsequent inserti in On Advertise ments inserted once or twice a week, 25 per c<*nt. ad ditinnal No V Ivortisement considered Jess than a sq i we. nor inserted for less than #1 All advertise m- .its published in the Daily, appear in the Country P*P«- _■ Office of the Courier and Enquirer, ? A'wu York, Sunday. October 7, 1832. ) LATER FROM ENGLAND. At dav break this morning our news schooner boarded the London packet ship Hannibal, Capt. Hebbard, which sailed from Portsmouth on the 3d September. '1 he Editor of the Courier and Enquirer has rereived bv this vessel files of I undon papers to the 1st and Portsmouth papers to the 2d Septem ber. The affairs of Don Pedro in Portugal appear to remain much in the same situation as at the date of our last advices, but tlie London papers state that a feeling of confidence in his ultimate success appears to increase among his supporters in England. The general opinion seems to be, that there will be no immediate collision between (b» in., armies, that the position of Oporto IS sufficiently strong to resist all the attac ks of Don Mi® iel, and that as long as the communication with that place can be kept open by sea, he will retain secure possession of it—meantime, rein forcements are hastening to him from different quarter*, whilst his fon® possession of the second, citv iu t‘ie kingdom, may be expected to exercise a mot a: influence over the general population of the country, highly favorable to his cause. The Pans papers are principally filled with the debates ol a tnal of the chiefs of the new sect ol St. Simonians "ho have been condemned to one year’s imprisonment and the payment of a tine* T'te immediate dissolution of the society won also decreed. The Minister of War had addressed a circular to the Governors of military posts throughout France, warning them that Ge ntun spies were traversing the country for the purpose of spviug into the state and strength of the garrison*, discipline of tint Uoop*, &c. From tin-circular the most warlike deductions had been drawn by the speculators in Paris. Matters were aUo again beginning to look more angry in the West, and -nine fresh Carlist disturbances seem to have been apprehended. Paris remained tranquil, and toe cholera continund to decline. These papers, as well as some journals of re * cent date from Germany, contain further notices of G-rman affnis, but they are too desultory to stay the attention of the general reader. The up shot seems to !•*■, however much we may regret it, that the the Germans themselves have not shown such a spirit as may be counted upon to lead to any gr*-at emancipating result. The de liverance of Germany, however, must couie from the Germans themselves. The most interesting news from the continent is that relating Poland. It that can be called interesting which awakens* the most painful sen sations. Great, says the London Morning Her ald, as has been the misfortunes, and great the sufferings of that heroic people—whose only crime i> tbeii loss ol liberty—under their savage con queror, they seemed to want but this last stroke, oow no longer tiououui, to drive mom to me ve ry verge of human endutance. in the extracts from the Rrunauick German Journal, will be seen «ucb details as make the heart sick—of the ba< barous decree of the Muscovite tyrant against the Polish children, who are torn from their moth ers and fitends and carried away in waggon loads. not only fr»tn the Polish provinces, but from Warsaw itself, to be incorporated with the Russian hordes who garrison the military colo nies. This barbarous m»de of attempting the extinction c>f the Polish nation, by dragging away the children into the Russian deserts, was previ ously Wno'.'n in this country in a general way. anil excited the horror which civilized people would naturally feel on the baie mention of such an atrocious proceeding. But there were those wl.o wished to make it believed that such accounts of the tyrant's desolating revenge were either feigned or exaggerated it is therefore neces sary, for the puipose of putting at restall doubt upon the subject, to publish the official orders, as given in the Brunswick paper alluded to. These oidets, it appears, are acted upon with the most rigid and inhuman exactness but we leave the di-g»«ting det ills to -peak for themselves. The interminable question between Holland and Belgium still remains in the same state as before. It would seem however that Louis Phil ip has at length determined to act with more vig or in favor of his new son in law. From England there is nothing important un- I less it be the increase of the cholera in London. We extract the following on this subject from . the Medical Gazette—**The total number of bu rials in t ondoi: within the week ending Aug 21, was 983, of which 274 were from Cholera; an average of neatly 40 deaths a day by that disease. The cholera has undergone a derided and very considerable increase during the last ten davs in London—the cases are not only more numerous, bu» are-upon the whole more rapidly fatal. Even I the bills ot mortality gice us 274 deaths last week being an increase ot 158, while the increase dur ing the week of burials i» so great as 477. It appears also to have reached Amsterdam, where on the 2, th there were 52 new cases and 24 deaths. The last report of the 30th August, published bv the Enpli-h B<uuu of Health, gives 58 new cases at Bdsiun, a small place, where the disease has been distressingly severe; 37 in Liverpool, 23 in Manchester, 32 in Sheffield, 43 in Glasgow, 61 in Dublin, and 47 in Limerick agricultural"report FOR AUG. London, Sept. 1.—This has been, as it gene rally is, a month dedicated to the labours of the harvest. Little was done before the beginning of the month, but then the reapers went to work with the wheat in earnest, and in a short tune the greater part of it in the Southern districts of Great Britain was cut and carried. The barley and oats followed, and for about three weeks all went on as prosperously as heart could wish. It wasdrv, sunny, and warm; without mists, with out rain, and freshened by gentle breezes. But an entire change ha9 at length come upon us — For these 10 days past the weather has been threatening, and partial showers have gone about, in some quarters heavy, in others light, and the progress of the harvest has been considerably impeded; but on Sunday night downright serious heavy rain commenced, which has continued, with some anxious intervals, up to the present time, with a continual heavy water-charged at mosphere. Every description ol corn that is abroad is drenched and soaked; straw and grain to the core. Unfortunately, even in the South ern parts of England there is too much in the field cut, and not carried. Of wheat, perhaps, not a very considerable quantity; some of the backward turnip wheat, some the produce ot cold soils, and some the propeity of laggards.— But oats and barley, particularly the latter, are very generally caught. A change of wepther J had been indicated for some days, the alteration had been foreseen and expected, and consequent | lv every one has been hastening to cut and carry ] as fast as he could; but in ibis latter operation most have been baflled by the teazing flying show ers that came drizzling over the crops, just as they were ready to be forked or carted. Some few, the fortunate cultivators of warm, forward sods—some lucky ones, whom the showers, in their caprice, passed by, with none nr only a few drops from their skirts—have been able to secure their spiing corn in time; but, in general, far mers have been toiling and bustling only to pros trate their crops before this soaking rain. There they lie without remedy, some in cock, some in swathe, the barley saddening, staining, sprout :_4i. . __i . _ . l!.L 4i. . l.4_ _a.._ .4:11 HIV |JUiaV) Ul SVIIIV.il HIV ItllC sum ai V SUM abroad, blackening, bursting, wasting; the oats resisting the wet best, but with little chance of being preserved from giovving, should this wea thcr continue; and from the long period of diought that has occurred, there is but too much reason to apprehend that it may be succeeded by heavy and protracted rain. We pray that our tears mav be groundless, and that an interval at least of dry weather, for th^ securing of our crops, may be vouchsafed by Him who lias promised that “Seed time and harvest shall not cease.” In the North of course, the business of agricul ture is not so forward, and the wheat harvest not so far advanced; it is. however, matter of con solation that through England, in general, a larg er portion of wheat than usual lias been secured in excellent condition. The produce of the har vest, according to appearances, and accounts from various quarters, must be large. The qua lity of the wheat is generally good, as is likewise the case with oats. When a real plentiful harvest is in progress, with rumors of abundance far beyond the reality, with favorable accounts of the crops on the Con tinent, and more than a million of quarters of bonded grain in our warehouses, it is not surpris ing that prices should fall. Accordingly it ap pears that wheat has very considerably declined, with the expectation of a farther depression, which, however, the continuance of rainv wea ther may have a tendency to elevnte. But then comes the serious question, U'hat is to be <lone with the millions of quarters of foreign corn now in the warehouses? The importers have got a wolf by the ear, which they know not whether to hold or to let loose. W henever he is liberat ed it is probable that both merchants and farm ers may be pretty severely bitten. If this large stock be now thrown into the market, in conjunc tion with the supply of a plentiful harvest, it will probably lower prices to a degree that will bear hard both on the importer and the British fanner, that will achieve ibe ruin of manv now struggling with a long succession of difficulties and will convert that plenty, which ought to prove a blessing, into a fruitful source of misery and disaster. Ir the importer will not consent to pay the pre* cnt high duty, he must make up his mind to keep a large capital unproductive! v locked up for a considerable lime: or he may be compelled bve ami bye to submit to the payment of a still high er duty, and to dispose of his commodity even on worse terms than at present. In the mean time it is a fearful Uung for the farmer to have this enormous mas* of grain hanging over the market, and ready to overwhelm it whenever it \ may chance to be let loose upon it. The Reve- '■ nue would certainly receive a considerable addi tion by the payment of the present duty on so large a stock of grain, but it would be more than counterbalanced bv the ruin of numerous indi-! '•duals Ou the whole, the present crisis seems I to demonstrate that our system of corn laws pus- j sesses too muih of a speculative & gambling cha-1 racter to be salutary for the merchant, and that it also tends to produce too great an accutnuia- I tion of grain in the warehouses to be safe for the | British grower. Present circumstances lead to the conclusion that a permanent fixed duty would do beiier for all parties in the community. |Uj** There will be a Protracted Meeting at the B ptist Meeting House at Long Branch, in Fau quier County, near Hock Hill, about 5 miles south of Uiddlfburg, and about 17 miles north of Warrenton, commencing on the Friday before the 4th Lord’s Day in tins month F.ldera William F Uroaddus, (the Pastor of the Church) Samuel Cornelius, and other Ministers, are expected to attend. oct 8 Uulrict oi l3o\un\bih, County oj Alexandria* Set. JOHN W. BARKKK lias applied to the Honora ble William Cranch, Chief Judge of the United States Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, to be discharged from imprisonment, under the act for the relie* ot insolvent debtors within the District of Colum bia. on Monday, the 29th of October instant, at 9 o’ clock, A. M , at the Court House*ih Alexandria, when and where hiS creditors are required to attend. oct 9—3t_EDM, t LEE, C- C. Wlieat Wanted, . A ND the highest market price given, by A oct ♦—6t W. H. MILLER. UrtDs. PIRACY AND MURDER On Thursday evening, about 10 o’clock, Mr. Dunlap, U. S. Dist. Attorney, received infor mation that two sailors who arrived in this ehv about ten days ago, and took lodgings in Ann-st. had thrown out sundry bints against each other, which, combined with the fact that each had se veral hundred dollars in his possession, excited fearful apprehension? that they had been engag ed in some nefarious and bloody transactions.— Measures were promptly taken by the District Attorney to secure their persons, and cause them to be brought before His Honor Judge Davis, yesterday morning, for examination. Upon their arrest, they gave their names as Joachim Antonio, and Jnathim Silva, and stated that they arrived at this port on Sunday, the 22d of September last, in the brig Sarah Louisa, from Point Petre, Guadaloupe. The account given by Antonia Silva to the District Attorney was ns follows: that he and his comrade were two of the crew of the Portu guese brig El Triumph (Triumph) that sailed about two months ago }rwn the port of Para, in Brazil, bound to the Western Islands and Lis bon—that the vessel had on board eighteen thous and dollars in specie, and a valuable cargo — that there were five passengers, and two chil dren, one white and the other black, each about 18 months old—that the passengers were a law yer and his wife by the name of Marte, a Portu guese supercargo by the name Justinn, a black woman the mother of the black child, and a Por tuguese merchant named Joaquim Lawrence the father of the white child—that about a fortnight alter thev sailed, the crew took forcible posses sion of the vessel, murdered the captain and one of the crew, and all the passengers except the two women and the white child—that they kept the two women about a week, forced them to submit to their horrid embraces, during that time and then rut their throats and threw them over board—that they directed their course to Point Petre. Guadaloupe, where they stated that they had lost tinir captain, who had been knocked overboard by the boom of the vessel. W hert questioned by Mr. Dunlap why he had not made known the circumstances of the murder | to the civil authorities at Point P»*tre when lie ar • rived there, he answered that he was afraid of his life, as the crew had threatened to destroy anv one who should give information against them. Tne vessel and cargo were sold, he said, at that place. The life of the white child was saved, and he supposed was still alive. He further stated, they took passage from Point Petre, in the Inig Sarah Louisa, working their passage, but paying for their provisions. Kach of them had about 8500 in specie, when they landed here. ! Upon their examination before Judge Davis yesteidav morning, Silva narrated the same sto rv. His companion, Joachim Antonio, main tained a sullen silence; hut «# understand, that he declares he was never on board any such ves sel, and. that the money in Iii3 possession is the fruit of hi* own labor. Several of the crew of tlio brig Sarah Louisa were examined, who testified that these two indi viduals came along side the brig in the harbor of Point Petre, and engaging passage, were brought bv the brig to this port One of the crew stated that they told him about the captain's being knocked overboard bv the boom, but that they said noth'ng about anv murder. They were both committed to prison bv Judge Davis, Antonio, to take his trial for the piracy and murder, and Silva, to be used as States’ evidence. It is highly important that publicity should he given to the transaction, in order that early in formation mav be communicated to Point Petre, with a view to the apprehension, if possible, of the other murderers. — Boston Atlas. I Dreadful Destruction of a Ship by Fire.— The ship Susan, Onterbridge, from New Yoik, bound to New Orleans, with 2.000 casks of lime, and 200 kegs of gunpowder, was on the 27th of June, thrown on her beam ends in a gale; the foremast was cut a wav, \$hen the main and miz en mast went by the board, and the ship righted, jurymasts were rigged, and t >eyj endeavored to make a port. The powder was thrown overboard during the gale.' On the 16th July the ship was discovered !o be on fire from a quantity of water i having passed down the c •mpaniun. Two hours had elapserl from the first discovery of the fire it* hrnxkinu out on ilnclc. The Cantain and crew, hi all eleven persons, much exhausted from fatigu* and ex; o>iire. ai rited at North Island, having been three days ami nights at sea in an open boat, the greater part of which the wind blew a gale, and remaining without food and wa ter. Two bottles of claret and a part of a bottle of brandv, the whole of the liquids saved, were . Kooon exhausted, and die provisions were all salt i ed; thus eating them only increased their thirst. 'Someof the crew succeeded in saving their clothps on their backs The inhabitants of North Island extended to them such assistance as their | necessities required-—-'V. T. Courier. Health of the Ci'y. — \s far as can be ascer tained from returns already iec>‘ived at the City Inspector’s Olfic*, it i- believed that the number of deaths during the past week did not exceed 130, of which not more than ~5 were bv cholera.— Should this prove to be correct, we may consider the usual healthiness of our city as really re-es- ( tablished. The average number of deaths in a week at this season of the year in time of health is about 120.—Ibid. Look VLa\—$50 Ltowatd. RANAWAY from the subscriber, a likely, black, smooth skinned Negro I .ad, called Hi XSOX, about 20 years old, of a moderate active aize, and has a ! •car in hia forehead, very plain to be seen, caused by a fall from a horse He absconded about the 28th of] August last, and hat been aeen in Alexandria since, on board of a atnad vessel He ia a very smart, active, artful fellow, ami will evade detection if possible 1 will give the above reward, if taken sixty miles from my residence, or #20 any shorter distance, if se cured in jail so that I get him again, sod all reasonable charges if brought home to me. H. D HATTON, Hatton’s Hill*, near Piscataway, Maryland. _aept 28 -tf _ THERE will be no Butchers’ Meat at Market on Sunday morninga, until the first day of April next; G. CORYELL, Clerk oftfcc Market oct 6—3t BLANNERHASSE t*’S ISLAND & BURR’S CONSPIRACY —By Judge Hall. Wt left Parkersburg early in the morning, and in the course of the day passed B'annerhassef’a Island, a spot which the intrigues of one distin guished individual, the misfortunes of another, and the eloquence of a third, have made classic ground. I would gladly have loitered here for i a few hours; but •* time and tide,” says the old ' saw, •< wait for no man.” How piovoking.— i but time, and tide, and captains of keel boats, ! know nothing of the solicitudes of sentimental i travellers,and hurry us away from a famous spot, ■ with as litfle ceremony as from a half finished breakfast. | We approached the Island in fine style, the 1 boatmen tugging manfully at the oar, and strain-. 1 ing their voices in concert. As we reached the upper end of it, they ceased their labors, and al* , lowing the boat to float with the current amused i each other with stories of Burt & his confederates* An event has seldom occurred, so intrinsically insignificant in its results, which ha« created so greats sensation as the conspiracy ol Burr; which I indeed, derives its consequence principally from | the celebrity of the names attached to it, and the ! ignorance of the world as to its final object.— Burr was the rival of Hamilton; Hamilton the friend of Washington—his military aid, his poli tical adviser, his social companion —equally emi nent as a soldier, an orator, a writer, a financier, and a lawyer. The man who could make Ham ilton experience or even counterfeit, •• The *t|rn joys tint uxtriors In foeman worthy oft heir steel," must have stood far above mediocrity. Colonel Burr wan the son of a gentleman, eminent for his learning and piety, for many years president of the most celebrated college in America: and was himself a man of transcendent genius, and great attainments. He was remarkable (or the elegance of his manners, the seductiveness of his address, the power and sweetness of his elo quence; but more so, perhaps, for the boldness and energy of his mind. Burr had contended unsuccessfully with Jeffeison for the presidential chair, which he lost by a single vote; but while he filled the second place in point of dignity, lew at that time would have assigned him an inferi or station in point of talents. The tluel between Hamilton and Burr filled the nation with astonishment and grief—grief for the death of a great and useful man. and aston ishment at the delusion which occasioned it.— Burr, with the corpse of Hamilton at his feet, might have felt the triumph of conquest; hut it was a momentary fluih: the laurels of the hero, watered by the tears of his country, retained their verdure, and even those who might have re joiced at Ins political fall, execrated the destiny er of his existence. Shortly affer this bloody catastrophe, the con duct of Burr began to excite the attention of the public. He had resigned his former employ ments, forsaken his usual haunts, and was lead ing an erratic and mysterious life. He frequent ly travelled incognito, performed long and rapid journeys, and remained but a short lime at any one place This restlessness was attributed to j uneasiness of mind, and many began to sympa- j j thize with him whom they supposed to be thus j ! tormented with the stings of conscience. But i whatever might have been the workings of his ' mind, he soon evinced that his fire was not quenched, nor his ambition sated. He was now Been traversing the western wilds, eagerly seek sing out the distinguished men of that country : particularly those who possessed military experi ence, or had hearts alive to the stirring impulses of ambition. These indications were quickly succeeded by others of a more decided character. Secret as j his intentions were, the first movements towards their execution awakened suspicion. The assent i bling or men, and collecting munitions of war, | roused the government to action. Burr was ar ' rested, his plans defeated, his adherents di-pers 1 ed, and his reputation blasted. He became an exile, and a wanderer, and alter years of suffer ing, returned to his native land, to become an insignificant member of that liar of which he had been among the highest ornaments; an obsure cl ; tizen of the country over whose councils he had 1 presided; and to add another to the list of splen did men who have been great without benefit to , themselves or others, and whose names will be preserved only To point a moral, or adorn a talc." He was entirely abandoned. Never was a man more studiously avoided, more unanimously condemned. The voice of eulogy was silent, the breath of party was hushed. Of the many who had once admired and loved him, none ven tured to express their love or admiration. One fatal act of folly, or of crime, had obscured all : the brilliance of a splendid career; and although cquitted of treason by a court of justice, a , higher tribunal, that of public opinion, refuse j to reverse the sentence which consigned hun to j disgrace. Such was the fate of Bure; but l*iw plans are ; yet enveloped in mystery. A descent upon some part of Spanish America, and the establishment j of an independant government, has been stated ' to have been the object; but it is alleged that a separation of the western states from the Union I formed a part of the project. The latter charge rests almost entirely upon the evidence of Gen- j eral Eaton, a gentleman whose chivalrous dispo sition led him through many singular adventures, and whose history, as recorded bv himself, pre-.’ sents a more favourable picture of his heart and genius than of his judgment. He was a man of warm temperament, who adopted hasty and vivid impressions, from the impulse of the moment.— From his testimony, I should be inclined to be lieve that Colonel Burr had cherished some vague ideas respecting a disjunction of the Union; but it does not appear that those speculations were ever matured into any settled plan, or confided to his adherents. I am led to this conclusion by the characters of Colonei Burr and the gentle men who were implicated with him in his disas trous expedition. Burr was a man of extended views, a cfose observer of men and manners, and it is not to be presumed that he would have light ly embraced a scheme so fraught with treason, madness, and folly. He knew the American people well. He had studied them with the eye 1 of a statesman, and with the intense interest of ' an ambitious political aspiraot. His rank in so ciety, his political station, and his extensive prac tice at the bar, threw open a wide and varied ^ scene to his observation, and exhibited his coun- I try men to him in a variety of lights and shades. ' Nor was Burr the man upon whom such oppor- i I : (unifies would be lost. To him the svenuti r. the human heart were all familiar, and l.e C0l' penetrate with ea*e into its secret recesses, t' study man was his delight—to study his count/ men, his business. Could he then ’have t*^' stranger to their intelligence, their sense of f,ori * their habits of calculation, and their hive % their republican institutions? Could he to transform at once the habits, feelings, and morals of a people conspicuous for their c,^' rage and political integrity?—for such are t? people of the western states. It has been posed, and with some plausibility, th.it hopes were founded on the dissatisfaction e,lu ed by the western people at the time of iIi.mIi.,.,, sion of our rights to navigate the Mississippi It is true that the rude and unprovoked u0\ tion of ou p utleges on that river, bv Spain.,* cited an • .mi»*M>it! burst of indignation throu out tin- Uni ei It is also true, that this was wdrmlv displayed in the west In i!k p lantto states, tV insult was felt as implicit, out national honor; in the we^t it wa, » nil,,* of vital imports' cl* to gil, and of personal jf|. rest to everv imi. v utunl, and as micIi it t5r, home to t.un's busmens and bosoms. *|*i„. \j ( sissippl oas the iijioi n outlet, and NV- U.ici., the mart for »he proilace of the west; anil «u that maikei, to which they believed they hadae indefeasible right of access, was barml to tin, it was but the natural and common itiipulseif the human mind w hich induced a people, at i times proud, impetuous and tenacious, to call k 1 vengeance anti redress, with a sternness and is 'patience commensurate with their injuries— Tlie conciliatory spirir and tardy pnlirv uf Mr Jefl'erson, neither satisfied their feeling*,*nor fti*. ed their exigent iesj and they were willing t«in pute to tameness in tin* executive, that might have been the result of parental sulkiiuj*. Believing themselves to be abandoned bv r!,e neral government, they felt it a duly to protect their own invaded ri ght •: and if the govnumm had not interposed with effect, they would dnq't less have drawn the sword—Hgairist whoni? i , government? No, b- t against the common f:., my. In this there was no treason nor diwlSv tion—no estrangement from their si-t.*r state, no breach of faith with the government, nor t> ' latinnof (he compact. It was saying oulv t. their federal head—“ Defend us, or we wiiitk r_i _i.... •» If Col. Burr expected to fan these feeli::;-* :a to rebellion, he had either more boldness or Ire wisdom than has commonly been placed to to credit: and had he openly avowed this prnj- -, he would have called down upon his head the in 1 prerations of the people, who, if they had spar i ed Ins life, would not have forgiven so foul an in 1 suit to their virtue and understanding. Bit It: j us usk who were the adherents of Col. llurrr ' Who were they who were to share his foitunes. ; to reap with him the proud laurels of puccewfs! valor, or the infamy of foul rebellion? Writ they persons of obscure name and desperate f<r tune, or were they men of good blood and fair fame—“ the darlings of the nation?” Then questions arc embarrassed with some unceruie tv, because most of the gentlemen who have b<ft accused of adhering to Colonel Burr, “giun* him aid and comfort,” have denied the fa.t; n.d as I am writing only for amusement, and specu lating on events gone by, for speculation’s sake, I wish not to assume any thing as a fact on this delicate subject, which is, or has been controvert ed. But it is not denied that many “ prospers gentlemen” were engaged in this enterprise; and manv others suspected, with a belief so »lror,» as to amount almost to certainty; and among these were men whom the people have since ri alttd to the most important trusts, and couliN with the most implicit reliance. Among tVm were men of high standing, who had reputation to he tarnished, fortunes to be lost, and faroiiir to be embarrassed; and many high-souled vou*1 ■=. whose proud aspirings after fame could ww have been gratified amid the horrors of am I war, and the guiitv scenes of rebellion. It is argued against these gentlemen, that' have uniformly denied their connexion v» itiv H'i — which it is supposed they would not have if-' hsd thev known his designs to be innocent. Bit this I do not conceive to be a lair argument - The united voice of the whole nation has ilec'i ed Bum- to be a traitor, and his adherents s'af'J the obloquy which was heaped upon tlieir tm guided leader. Even admitting their innocrt.it or their own belief of it, still it would have !»•“ a hopeless task fot this handful of men ' tlu-ir feeble asseverations to the “ voice p'ti" tial” of a whole people. Many of them, a*, were candidates for office, and they found t . avenues to preferment closed by the anatlienu» pronounced by the people against all who *fff concerned in what they believed to haveli rank conspiracy. They might, therefore, ha“ bent to the current which they could not iter The apostle Peter denied his master thrice!— but was, nevei theless, jl good honest apostlri1 ter all. But f know that you are, bv this time, r<»h I tj a*k me, whether I am seiinusly emleuvn ii j to convince you that Burr was a true ami subject to the sovereign people of thfsc L'm’nl | States? 1 have no such design; though l «5-: confess, that il I had the power to execute *J difficult a project, I would with pleasure empy it. i should be happy to obliterate a staio If1" the annals of my country, and a blot Irointt-t fame if a fellow.citizen. I should be glad *‘‘6 to i>e always victorious in argument, il I f"0'* admit that success was the test of truth. Hut t : i do not believe. I will tell you what I d" lieve. 1 believe that nine-tenths ol Hun’* »'lv rents kncv no more about his project than y°®* and I, and all the world; and that those «hn do know any thing to his or their ow n disadvantir will be wise enough to keep their own council But if I cannot tell what Colonel Burr intended to do, I ran relate what he did; for here I»" in sight of the deserted fields and dilap»i!a|fU mansion of the unfortunate Blannerhassot — That this fairy spot, created bv Nature in one«• her kindest moods, and embeliished by the lu^ of art, was once the elegant retreat of a philoso phic mind, has already been told, in langui;' which I need not attempt to emulate. But J'U! I cannot now recognize the taste of lilantierha? set, or realize the paradise of Wirt. All isruiy solitude, and silence!—They are gone who tna«' the wilderness to smile. Blannerhasset was an Irish gentleman of «**? fortune—a man devoted to science, who retire from the world, in the hope of finding hip|Xnf,; in the union of literary and rural occupation.-; He selected this island as his retreat, and