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THE GAZETTE: By EDGAR SNOWDEN. • * Terms: Daily paper - - - $8 per annum. Country paper - - - 5 per annum. The ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE forthe coun try is printed on Tuesday* Thursday, Saturday. ~ vt All advertisements appear in both papers, ana ® are inserted at the usual rates._ MAJ. DOWNING’S CORRESPONDENCE. To my old friend, Mr. Dwight, of the Aew \ork Daily Advertiser. Washington, Jan. 16, 1834. You remember I telled you, a spell ago, that after we got the message done, we was obliged to take it all to bits, and nock out a good many things about the ’counts, and run the caar\ce 01 tettin Congress skip era over; and I telled you too, that I would to rights git the Gineral s specs, and giv era a twist round to a plain sight, and let him take a look at things jest as they be, without a bit of “glory” about era. Well, among them accounts we had got in the Message, was the Post Office accounts. I did’nt like the look on em a bit at the time, but as every body said money was plagy scarce every where, the Gi neral thought it was natural enuf to hnd ltpert ty scarce in the Post Office too. Now, says I, Gineral, my notion is, that wc best let Majoi Barry tell his own story about it; for as he has done so much in reforming things, and as we have got now a pretty good majority in Con gress, he may get out of the scrape. Cv ell the Gineral thought that was about the best way; and Major Barry made his report,* and telled a * pretty considerable of a cute story about his havin found an error in the Post Office accounts, E* ;hat had been overlooked ever since Gineral Washington’s time. I began to think for a spell, that would stump Congress about as much as though there had been a fire in the Post Office, _i;l.a thnt nne in the Treasury last spring. But, some how or other, some of the plac,y Senators have been smellin round, and coton a track that led em right up to the fact, that the Post Office is head and ears all over in debt; and that it has been borrow in money for over two years now, and never said a word on't to Congress. And l am peskily afeard, that see in the Law says none of our folks shall borrow money without consent of Congress, (and which, upon the hull, is a pretty safe law, for Congress couldn’t tell otherwise how the money was goin,) I am, I say, peskily afeard we can t get the Post Office folks out or this scrape, with out reformin some on em out of office. But as they are all our best triends, and have done more for glory and reform than most folks, we shall let some on em resign, and then apint em to some office abroad, or get em into some place where they can git a liven without work in for it: for the Gineral won’t let any on em suffer no way. When the Gineral come to hear what the Se nate was arter, says he, Major, will them ac counts of the Post Office stand the racket, or not? Why, says I, Gineral, its hard tellin; but as nigh as I can calklate, says, I guess they wont in the way Congress settles accounts: things look plagy crooked, says I; and the worst on’t is, them accounts have been so twisted, first one way, and then agin another way, that I am afeard now they wont stand twistin any more. The ony ways, says I, is to straiten em, and that’s all I can do about em. But, says I, if they break to bits in straitenin on em, I can’t help it. Well, says he, Major, I wish you’d try it; for, says the Gineral, if we can’t keep Barry up, there’s no telling what will become on us; for it seems to me, ever since Mr. Van Buren got the Post Office Department into the Cabinet, we have been able to do more in “rewardm our frends, and punishin our enemies,” than in ail the rest of the departments put together. Well, says I, Gineral, I’ll try it, says I, and so the Gineral went to' bed, and I got my slate, and l got all the Post Office accounts from the time Judge McLean left the office, and Major Barry came into it. It took me a good spell to git em all strung out in regular oraer; ana jusi as 1 was beginnin to sifer up, the Gineral he riz up in bed, and says he, Major, 1 reckon l can help you aiong. Well, says I, Gineral, I want all the help you can give me. I’m thinkin, says he, you best say that it’s all owin to Biddle; for he is crampin all the people he can, and that he makes money so scarce, folks can’t pay post age; and that if we had not taken the deposits away from him, things would be twice as bad now. Well, says I, Gmeral, that is a good no - tion, and I’ll see to rights how it ’ll work among - figures. I thought I’d just tell you, says the Gi neval, afore I forgot it, for the notion jest struck me as I was goin to sleep: and so the Gineral laid down, and I wentsiferin agin. It was most daylight afore I got through, and I finish’d off with the sums Major Barry says he has been borrowin, and left a blank to put in the ' amount he says the post office has overdrawn the banks where the postages are kept: for as he don’t know’ yet w’hat that amount is, I can’t tell myself; tho’ I suppose I could, upon a pinch, make nigh upon as good a guess at it as he could or any one else. But I thought I wouldn’t guess at nothin. 1 never guess when I get hold of my slate—l sifer on one side, and then chalk dowm the sum on tother—so there can’t be no mistake. When I come to figer up the hull amount the post office has gone astarn since Judge M’Lean left it, I begun to bile up like one of old Capt. Bunker’s steam kittles; and I w as glad the Gineral w’as snorin, for I don’t like to let people see me w hen my steam is up; but if I ^ don’t do somethin, I suppose I should blow up jist like a steam boat on the Massissippy—and so I got my ax, and down stairs I went with a light to the wood house, and split up more than three cord and a half of hickory afore I got in a good temper, and afore I thought it w as safe to go to bed; and then I went to bed, and slept like a top till breakfast time. The next mornin, when the Gineral come in? to the Cabinet room—well, says he, Major, did you finish them plagy accounts? Yes, says I, Gineral, 1 did, and split up wood enuf to last us a month in the bargain. And I jest tell’d the Gineral a leetle about it to prepare him. Now’, says l, Gineral, let me have your specs, says 1, arainit—and 1 took ’em to the window, and give the screw's a twist, and tried ’em; and seein eve ry thing look’d natural, I handed ’em to the Gi neral, and then he and I took the slate and w’ent over the fibers—both on us standin up by the table side by side. First, says I, there is the printin account and stationary of the post office, when Mr. Adams was President; and here is the account since we’ve ben in—here is the amount of contracts for one spell, and there is the amount for another—here is the number of offices and Clarks for one spell, and there is the number for another—and here is the cost of w*ages and sal laryR of the post office wffien Mr. Adams was President—and here is the cost since our time v _ v * . oiaoy deal of difference, Gineral, says I, aint The Gineral he didn’t say nothin—lie kept his eves on the slate, and his mouth nigh upon wide open—ony once in a while he’d caSdate on his fingers a' spell. And now says I, there is the sum Judge M’Lean left in the post office when he went out on’t—and there, says 1, is the sum that is now wanting in the post office, to make things square there, to say nothin of the sum Major Barry says the post office has overdra wn from the banks—arid as he don’t know what the amount is, I don’t nother—and I don’t caie about guessin at it—for it’s bad enuf without guessin. The Gineral put his eye on the last line of figers [it was hard upon a million ol dol lars agin the office] and look’d, and blink d, and began to close his mouth up Slowly, jest lor ail the world like shuttin up a safety valve; and he began to swell, and breathe plagy hard. 1 see the steam was gittin up. The Gineral he look d at me* and 1 look’d at him; and then we both look’d at the slate agin. Bime-by the Gineral he opened the valve, and let off the steam and sich a whizzin you never heard in your born days. He took my slate, and was jest a goin to smash it into a thousand atoms, but 1 got it afore it struck the floor. He then got his hickory and thrash’d round a spell with that. But that did nt do no good. So says he to rights—“ Major, what is to be done about it?” Why says I, Gi neral, I don’t see nothin else, says I, but to take my ax, and do as I did last night-—there is a good deal of hickory wants splittin in the wood house yet. And with that I handed the Gineral my ax and he slatted about the chamber with it for a spell; and if any of our folks had come in then, I guess they’d found more to fear than when 1 frightened ’em so a few days ago. 1 never know’d the Gineral blewofl steam so long as he d d this time; and I was peskily aieai d the'boiler would burst arter all. And so I went to work putting out the fire; and the only way was to get the specs, and screw ’em back to “ Glory,” agin; and as soon as I did that, we got our pipes, and sot down and talked over the matter. . , , , Now, says I, Gineral, though this is a bad bu siness, it aint so bad as it first looks. In the first place, says I, if Major Barry had borrowed the money of Squire Biddle, Congress would, have known it two years ago, and the Post Of fice reports would’nt a been as slick as they have been; and we’d a had more trouble to git so mjinvnr mu* fnlks in last election. And then, again, by borrowin the money of other Banks, on interest, it made them Banks the keener to get hold of the deposites; for if Congress would’nt pass a law to pay the money borrow’d by our folks, to make their accounts look square, why the deposit banks could pay themselves; 4nd now, by gettin our money away from Squire Biddle, who was hound by law to make a regu lar report to Congress of every thing, and put tin it on other Banks, our folks can square oil a good many accounts and Congress won’t know nothing o’nt; for it will take a pretty spry siferer to figure out all the accounts with so many new deposit banks;—for we’ve got ’em now pretty well mix’d up with what the Treasury calls “contingent drafts,” and “transfer checks,” and “ Treasury warrants;” and Zekel Bigelow’ says he could, in three days, with the power the Government has got now, warranted, and trans fer, and contingent away, between so many pockets, nigh upon the hull of the deposits, and no body could never find nothin about it. v And then, again, says I, here is another thing —the people wanted “ Glory,” and they wanted “ Reform,” and they have had both now’ over five years: and if they expected it warnt a goin to cost nothin, they was mistaken. And that aint all—there was that plagy “surplus money” business—every body said, a spell ago, if some thin warnt done about it, the country w ould all go to smash. Well, now, says I, we are geitin out of that scrape us slick as a whistle. The Gineral he began to brighten up—why, says he, Major, we’ve been in a pashin then about nothin. I remember now I tell'd the folks in my message a spell ago, that the safest place for the surplus money was in the pocket of the people; and I believe that sayin alone brought over more than one State to our side; and it our people git the money, it’s all right, ain’t it, Ma jor? Yes, says I; ony some folks, I suppose, will setup a squeelin, jest like the pigs when they come in a leetle too late for their corn; and say, altho’ they don’t belong to our party, they've got jest as good arigni to a snare as we have. Well, says die Gineral, there they are mistaken; for Governor Massy said (and that made him Governor too) that the corn all be lenged to the pigs that got into the pen afore the gate was shut. But Major, says the Gineral, 1 am a little puzzled yet to know what account to charge that Post Office debt to. If we can ony git that right and save Barry, I shall sleep sound to night. Well, says I, Gineral, there is ony one account that will stand that charge, arid a good many more too, for as we go along, and Congress gits to siftin things, I suppose they’ll find out some thin more. In the first place, says I, that fire in the Treasury last Spring did a good deal towards settling off a good many land accounts, and other accounts. If we don’t have no more fires, or other accounts, and Congress presses us, we’ll give them a lead through the new De posit Banks, a spell, as I have just bin tellin; arid if they follows us up through that track, for some of these fellows have got good noses, then we’ll fetch up on the ony account I know of, and that account as I said afore, will stand a good many charges yet. Well, what is that ac count, Major, says the Gineral? and lie got up and looked at me—last week, says I, Gineral, was the 8th January. Now, says I, aint that day worth a little more than the 4th July? The Gineral gin a nod. Well then, says I, there is “ Glory,” aint that worth something? The Gin eral gin another nod—and there is “ Reform,” aint that worth somethin? The Gineral noded agin. Well now, says I, put all that together, and if that dont make a sum of debt due you, says I, that will balance a good many accounts, Pm mistaken. “ New Orleans, Glory and Re form” says I, debtor to the Gineral—That’s enuf, says the Gineral, and that was the eend of the Post Office accounts. From your Friend, J. DOWNING, Major, Downingville Militia, 2d Brigade. Fact stronger than Declamation.—The United j States Bank and its branches, are habitually | spoken of in certain quarters, as seeking to ap i ply the screws in order to oppress the community. | There have been many evidences before of the ! falsehood of this charge. We are about to add a new one. The Chemical Bank of this city, which keeps, perhaps, more small accounts than almost any other in the city, of persons engaged in retail business, and of mechanics, lias, from some un founded cause, been run upon for a day or two; upon learning which the Branch Bank, this morning, made them a loan of $ 100.000: thus evincing at once their confidence in the Chem ical Bank, and their desire to aid in relieving the community.—N. Y. Amer. LATE FftOM JAMAICA. By the schooner Davenport, Capt. Norton, at Savannah, from Kingston, a file oi Jamaica papers to the 23d ult. inclusive, have been re ceived. The Kingston Chronicle of the 23d of December mentions that in some parts of the Island a refractory spirit had manifested itself on some plantations. Judging from the tone of the papers, there must be considerable rancour on both sides. We make such extracts as we deem of sufficient interest. Kingston, Dec. 23, 1833.—His M. S. Racer arrived yesterday from Carthagena in three days having on board the French Consul, M. Barrot, and 100,000 dollars. The return of the Consul does not argur well for an amicable ad justment of the late difference, yet we are in formed that the French squadron has sailed back to Carthagena, a symptom that no actual hostilities have commenced. The Hope sailed in company with the Racer, having passenger Senior Gautierez. December 21.—By the United States schooner Experiment, we are informed that a low built piratical brig, painted black, has been ci uising off the island of St. Thomas, and has plundered several American vessels. She has the appear ance of a deeply loaded vessel, with raking masts, and displays Colombian colours. December, 27.—During the present week de tachments of Regulars will be stationed at se veral posts throughout the Island. It is to be hoped that by thus distributing his Majesty’s Troops good order and tranquility will be pre served; but if ever there was a necessity of em bodying the Militia Regiments at this period of the year, recent events must imperiously call for it at the present moment. Hayti and France—The Isonomist has re ceived from a friend files ofHayRan papers.— By “ Le Telegraphe de Port-au-Prince, le 17 November, and 30.” it would appear that a misunderstanding has arisen between the au thorities of Hayti and the French Diplomatists there, somewhat arialagous to the recent differ ences between the Republic ofNueva Grenada, ! and the French Consul. From the Haytian version of the affair, it; seems that several gentlemen of Port au Prince „ •_i i_ < were eiuci lamcu ai me uvuov mv- *ie»v/u Consul; that a drunken soldier named Duga in truded, and on an attempt to make him leave the house, he struck one of the guests very severe ly with a stick. The French Consul, and Capt. M. de Bruix of the Fr. brig “ Le Cuirassier,” complained to the President, and lie referred them to the law of assaults. M. de Bruix, who was bearer of des patches from France, contended that the insult was premeditated, and demanded public re dress. The drunken soldier was tried, and sen tenced to six days imprisonment, and to pay costs. Le Cuirassier sailed on the 11th Nov. last, for France, leaving the object of her mis sion incomplete, in consequence of this misun standing. Extract of a letter from Carthagena, dated Dec. 17, 1833.—“Admiral Mackau arrived here invested with full powers from the French Go vernment to claim or exact satisfaction from that of New Granada, for the insults offered to the French Consul. He has sent his ultimation to Bogota, an answer is to be given in 30 days. YVe hope the Government of New Granada, will by acknowledging how culpable were several of its agents, prevent such evils as are now in evitable, if it continue to allo\v certain men of low character to have any influence. This bu siness cannot now be one of negociation; the conditions imposed by M. de Mckau in the name of his Government, must be complied with in ail its points or go to war. If we consider the con duct of the Executive in New Granada in its true light, we might expect more vigor on the part of the French Government, let the demands of M. de Mackau be as severe as they may be. By the last mails from Bogota, we are inform ed that new revolutions have taken place in the Equador. Guayaquil had declared itself in dependent, by separating from the Govern ment, and wishing to put itself under the pro tection of Peru. While the President Flores was marching with Troops to that place, a new revolution broke out in Quito, the capital—Ge neral Seanz, Colonel Hall, and several others were killed in the attempt to take possession of , the barracks. In Bogota, great discontent existed, and it was feared that new disturbances would take Renunciation.—There' has perhaps been no individual in New Jersey who has been more uniform, and we might add more influential, in the support of Gen. Jackson than Capt. R. F. Stockton. He is a man of talents himself—the prominent representative of one of the most in tellectual families in the state—and has of course exerted no small influence in favor of the Exec utive. Educated in the school of warfare, al though upon a different element, his early sympathies were naturally attracted to a prefer ence for a military commander. These preju dices were not easily subdued—but the recent usurpations of the Military Chieftain have been too daring and outrageous for the approval of this honest man. We are happy therefore to perceive, from the New Jersey Democrat, that this gentleman has come forward, with a frank ness and independence that do him honor, and renounced all connexion with an administra tion so corrupt and destructive to the interests and constitution of his country:—N. Y. Cum. Trenton, N. J. Jan. 18. A Conversion.—On the night of the 8th inst. the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans, ] we understand that Capt. R. F. Stockton, of Princeton, gave a public entertainment at Mr. Van Cleve’s Hotel in this city to a very large number of Jackson men, and among others sev eral members of the legislature. After the cloth was removed the Captain arose and ad dressed the company in an animated and elo quent speech in which he openly renounced Gen. Jackson, declaring that he could no lon ger conscientiously support the measures of his administration. The removal of the deposites, he considered as a dangerous usurpation of au thority, uncalled for by the exigencies of the times, a positive violation of law, and a most flagrant infraction of the constitution. The Degree of LL. D. conferred last summer on President Jackson, by Harvard University, has been made the subject of discussion in the Board of Ov erseers of the University. The at torney-General, Mr. Austin, complained that the rules of the Board, as to the requisite notice to be given to members, had been departed from on the occasion; and, though President Q,uincy showed clearly that he had done all that depen ded upon him to give the required notice, and though no censure was intended to be convey ed, it was resolved, Mr. Alexander Everett se conding the motion of the Attorney General, to refer the matter to a Committee of Inquiry, who are to report at a future meeting.—JV. V. Amer In a case of seduction tried during the past week between Burwell Betts, father of feaiah Betts Plaintiff, and Oliver Coles, Defendant, in the Superior Court of this city, the jury gave a verdict ofTen Thousand Dollars against the de fendant—a verdictthan whichjif thereport the case published in this morning s dour er be at all accurate—one more unjust, and unsus tained by evidence, was never f ( The party injured was, it appears, 24 years oi age, had been duly warned of her danger, yet continued to admit the addresses of the alleged seducer, and was content to live with him in a state of concubinage for six years—and it was only when this disgraceful connection ^as bro ken off by the defendant, that the father of the woman brought this suit. All this savors much more of the spirit of speculation, than of the spirit of injured innocence, or virtuous indigna tion, or humble contrition.—Ar. Y. Amer. From the Boston Centinel, January 10. Franklin and his Legacy.—To-morrow will be the 128th Anniversary of the birth of Benja - min Franklin. The house made memorable by that event, stood opposite the Old South Church, in Milk-street. The Doctor died at Philadelphia, April 17, 1790, aged 84. The $4,444 which he left to the Young Married Artificers of the city amounted, by the last (unpublished) report, to $21,164 19. A gentleman who was one of our Selectmen when this bequest was tendered, re marked to us yesterday, that there was quite a debate on its acceptance. It has long been ad ministered, we may add, in violation of the con dition of the will, which limits the bounty to mar ried mechanics, of bet ween the ages of 21 and 25 —that class having proved, owing to the great change in manners and customs since Franklin’s time,^(an advocate, too, of early marriage) much smaller than was anticipated even by the town authorities.I POTOMAC AQUEDUCT. TIIE subscribers will receive proposals for the supply of the following described TIM BER for the above work, viz: 134 Oak Piles, 38 to 40 feet long, 15 inches di ameter at large, and 10 inches at small end. 49,200 feet, board measure, Oak Pile Plank, 34 to 36 feet long, 6 inches thick. 61,200 feet board measure, do do 38 to 30 feet long, 6 inches thick. ~ m. a I? V r , 1fl Innh aa , .-i o l i lillnaj ItXIUi I UIC X XV luvuv-a 13, 17, 21. 25, 29, or 33 feet long. 1200 lineal feet of Oak Timber, 5 by 3 inches, 14 feet long. 1200 lineal feet of Pine do do do 70 pieces of Pine Timber, 4 by 9 inches, and 17 feet long. 900 lineal feet Pine Scantling, 4 inches square, 14 to 18 feet long. 14,400 feet, board measure, of White Pine Plank, 3 inches thick, 14 to 16 feet long. 72 Pine Piles, 30 feet long, 12 inches diameter at head, and 9 inches at foot. S pieces, 30 feet long and 18 inches square, Pine Caps for grillage. 18 do 17 feet long, do do do 40 do 12 inches square, Pine, 29 feet long. 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Drawn Numbers in the Grand Consolidated Lot tery, Class No. 2 for 1834: 47 16 64 54 6 42 1 21 14 26 BUTTER. £1 A Firkins Shenandoah Butter, for sale at a tJ^b reduced price. jan 21CLAGETT & PAGE. DOCTOR WHEELWRIGHT HAS removed to the House on St. Asaph street, between King and Prince streets, formerly occupied by T.#F. Mason, Esq. where he can be found. nov 8—d4t&wtf ALEXANDRIA: SATURDAY MORNING, JAN. 25, 1834. MR. PRESTON, of S. C. Mr. Preston’s speech in the Senate against the Removal of the Deposites, commenced on Thursday, is highly applauded. The National Intelligepcer says, “ that he has fully sustained the reputation which he brought here, of being one of the most eloquent orators of his country.” In commenting on the usurpations of power by the Executive, Mr. Preston remarked: “ The courts and the laws are superseded, and next will be the jury. And next would be the habeas corpus act, that glorious palladium of both English and American freedom, w hich had recently been so signally exercised to the rescue of a free citizen from another executive assump tion of power.” Here the spectators in the galleries began to applaud, when the Vice President ordered the galleries to be cleared. While the officers were carrying the order into execution, a motion was made by Mr. Poindexter, to suspend the order; and, after a few words from Mr. Webster, indi cating that the Senate would support the Chair in the course he might pursue, the Vice Presi dent rescinded the order. Major Jack Downing, is, as usual, shrewd and witty.__ Yesterday, as Mr. Benton says “ in the Ame rican Senate,” wre received “ a perfect pyramid of newspapers.” The mails disgorged plcnti fully. _ Reference is made in another column to a sc duction case tried in New York. We are asto nished at the verdict, under the circumstances The plaintiff, instead of recovering damages, should have been sent out of court disgraced. Tn tho hop rtlpcs hptruvpr nf fomnlo irirtno would give no quarters; but never let American juries encourage speculations rn vice! Occasionally they manage things badly to the North. TheL. L. D. business, which conferred no real honor upon General Jackson, and cer tainly none upon Harvard, has been revived by the Trustees of the University, and an inquiry into the case ordered. This is in wretched taste, to say the least of it. Having committed the blunder, those most concerned ought to let the matter be forgotten. If they persevere, the President ought to fling the Diploma into their faces._ The New York Courier of last Wednesday says: “ One thing is certain—and even those pur chased organs of power, the Standard and Jour nal of Commerce, dare no longer gainsay it— the pressure upon the money market is not only greater than has been known in ten years past, but it has been, and still is daily increasing in severity.” The New York American of Wednesday say “ The memorial at the Exchange, praying Congress to interpose for the relief of the pre sent distress of the country, was signed yester day by many hundreds (the Courier says 2700) of our most respectable men of business in all walks of life; and it will receive very many hun dred more signatures, notwithstanding the effort made by the Post and Standard to deter person* from joining in it, by falsely representing it as a party proceeding.” We think, whatever pressure there is, corner from the low price of flour.— Winchester Virg. Clearly, clearly, a non sequiter. "We appeal from the Virginian to the farmers of Frederick to know if precisely the reverse of that proposi tion is not true—that is, if the low price of flour does not come from the pressure. It is as plain as though it had been written with a sunbeam. We must be excused for departing, in on*' instance at least, from the course we have uni formly pursued, in not copying what our co temporaries are pleased to say of us and out labors. We do so, in the present instance, to show that party feelings do not in all cases, 3** they never ought, meddle with men’s opinions of each other, apart from politics. While we are conscious of being indebted more to the ’ partiality of the Winchester Virginian than our own merits for what it has said, its remark? give us the cheering evidence, that those who A think differently from us, on political matters, ■ do justice to our purposes and efforts. Under ■ these impressions, we copy the subjoined re r| marks; unaffectedly disclaiming, on our part? the propriety of at least some part of the com pliment thus handsomely paid us: [From the Winchester Virginian.] The Alexandria Gazette.—There is no pa per received at our office which we prize more than the Alexandria Gazette. It is distinguish- f ed for the industry of its proprietor in collating Jg the latest news of the day, for sound sense, dis- Jg creet remark, and occasionally pungent wit. m its differences with its political opponents, itfl* ver degrades itself by the ribaldry of persona* abuse, and extends that indulgence to othm= which every man ought to know he often rfj quires to be extended to himself. Besides this, it is the paper which wholly regulates tin flour market throughout this whole district e country, and is, therefore, particularly valua0*' to farmers and millers. Barring its politic 1 sentiments (which we shall do our best to n form and improve), we commend it to genet circulation. It is a very impudent thing in the Pennsy’ra nian, whemspeaking of the Bank of the l niuj States, to call this Gazette a Bank paper, would be very well if people in general had a little to do with Banks of all kinds as we ha'*, ■ and particularly with the Bank of the Unit*^ States—to which, at best, we are but coni aI1^ distant friends, having many objection* a*\‘ prejudices against it, which are only ,,1S ^ by seeing it the object of slander and per * ^ tion.