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nnllar* per annum in advaneei
P' ulnars and Fifty Cent, insix month*
Do ars at the end of the year.
TERMS or ADVEims^c.
„f 12 lines Jirst insertion. On*
IZZZ tor each
yilb'rolJiscounfUomJ to those who adver-
^I^JSIIMWI to the Eilitors^n order to re-
.'!ito c\ccute in the neatest stj le,
W I I A S I S o i e o n S e c
onil street a tew doors west ot Chestnut st.
iSloouiington, May 14, 1841-35
I-accr, Forwarding and Commission Mer
chant, and Vealer in l'roduce,
A. G. BEliSON, Tailor,
jlESPEBTFULLY informs tho citizens of
III' Blooinin^ton and vicinity, that he continues
in v
on the Tailoring Business in all its branches,
neatness and despatch. dj'AU kinds ot coun
nroJucc taken in exchange for work. He is
at for and in regular receipt of i
01lver 3 a
s 21-tf March 10, 18*1.
liloomington, Iowa Territory. 22
|TAVE associated themselves in the practice of
II the Law, under the above style tlicy. vviil at
1J to the business of their profession in the .second
district, and criminal cases in any county
I'iie Territory. Business committed to their care,
hither of them, will receive the joint attention ot
February 25, 1841.-19-ly
Iowa City, finca Territory,
rtt/Il.L practice in the several courts of thcTer
u ritory, rnd particularly in the counties o!
Ccd'ar, Linn and Washington. QTr'Col
liions in any part of the Territory punctually at
lided to. 16-ay Feb 12, 1841
V I', a^sooiaCnl themselves in the practice of
I/r.v. and wi.il! practtcc in conjunction, in tho
S ')!'MU-K atino, Cedar, Linn, Washington and
Business entrusted with either will receive
e prompt attention of both.
Bloomingtcn, I i Odar uuittj,
w. i". I)i:\VI.IU.h.
\ing and Commission JterchtOTf»
Having been appointed Public Auctioneer for
M'utiin' county, he is at all times ready to attend
in that way.
A U I -E, Tailor.
A O N E Y A -T A W
/'tliHcc on Second Street, third door below the
Wic.-. Recorder's Otfice in the same building
T. 8. PARVrIN,
BLOOMI\urov, F. T.
.yi i it ic.i
:iatcd themselves in the practice of Medi
tender their services to the Titizens of
its vicinity, in the various branch-
/"•ofession. OHice in HolSingsworth's Drug
''"r the present^
llortiey and Counsellor at I*atc,
MARHIX, Lixs Co., I. T.
J. W,
•ivtv POUT, I. T.
t-ice iiL the several courts of the Territory.
li, S{.T\s
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'IaK( k vi:s
to the abwp
in i|| its various branches, with neat
ic) and daspatch. Also, Glazing and (Jild
'Uoincss entrusted to him will receive
ntieg, and be executed in a workmalnike
*•*7 Bloomington, Nov. .20
j?:1#**1- '«y '•"!*•'•,,-r.'
Aliens deprived« by the Federal PartySof
the right of M*rc- Emplion, whether their
l*unds be surveyed or not.
Fact* are stroller than assertions! We
have heretofore asserted thftt the whig leader?
w e e o o s e o e i y i s o a i e n s A N
at the vote in the Uditcd SlMes Senate, copied
helow. The Federal party, in a body, refused,
on a motion by Jud^e Young, fco allow fel
low citizens, born out of the country, iheiight
of pre-emption to their little farms, ^whether
the land bo surveyed or not4 WCas thefe ev
er such oppression as this Do the records of
any civilized nation on the face of lis.nV.irth,
show a policy more infamous, unjust or op
pressive 1 We have invited foreigners to set
tle among us, free from the enslavement of
Europe, and now, we drive them from their
settlements! Such is the policy of Henry
and Jiia stttc°rutent whitf tools in the U.
S. Senate. 111. State Register.
Extract from the proceedings of Congress, as
given in the National Intelligencer.
Mr. McROBERTS moved to amend section
10 by striking out the words, and which has
been, or shall have been, surveyed prior thereto
Mr. McRoberts, in support of his amend
ment, proceeded to say that the section of the
hill under consideration was the one contain
ing the pre-emption clause. It provided that
every person, being the head of a family, or
widow, or single man over twenty-one years
of age, &c. who has made, or shall hereafter
make a settlement on the public lands to which
the Indian title has been extinguished, and
.which has been, or shall have bem surveyed pri
or thereto, &c. shall be entitled to a pre-emp
tion. I have been thus particular in stating
the substance of the section, that the object of
my amendment may be the more readily un
derstood. That the Indian title should be ex
iniruished before settlements should be allow
ed,''so as to authorize pre-emptions, is right
lt'd proper. The law has never been other
wise. But, sir, continued Mr. Melt., is it
right and proper to exclude persons from the
right of pre-emption, who settle upon the lands
before the surveys are made To retain this
provision in the bill, would defeat the great
and paramount object of Government in grant
ing pre-emptions. It would exclude the pion
eers who first cultivate the wilderness, and
therefore have tlie strongest claims. 1 have,
therefore, moved to strike it out, so that the
actual settler, whether he shonld build his
house, and plough his field, and plant his corn,
either before or after the land was surveyed,
would still be entitled to a pre-emption. But
the injustice of the provision as it now stands
in the bill, will be at once perceived, when the
fact is recollected by the Senate, that this
Government has never been able to carry on
its surveys so as to keep pace writh the popu
lation* This branch »f the public service has
always been in arrear of the public wants.—
The inability of the Government to hasten the
surveys, ought noi to be taken advantage of,
and from that cause refuse pre-emptions to ac
tual settlers upon the land. But, sir, was
such a provision ever inserted in any previous
pre-emption law No, sir, no. This is tho
first instance, and I hope it may be the last.
As a senator from one of the new States con
taining the public lands, let me tell you, sir,
the consequences of this feature of the bill.—
There are hundreds, and possibly thousands,
of citizens of Illinois, now residing upon pub
lic lands in that State, which have not to this
day been surveyed—lands upon which the Ja
cob statF was never erected. Men, and wo
men, and little children, have homes in that
great State, beyond the limits of the public
surveys. Sir, we have had counties organi
zed—counties thickly populated too, upon the
public dorn iin. And, sir, let me say further,
that no population on this earth, is more Just,
more upright, or more hospitable than that
population. Honor, integrity, and chivalry,
are their birthright. The whole of tho denun
ciations of the settlers on the public lands, so
far as Illinois is concerned, are only evidence
of the ignorance of the men who make them.
Sir, it has been said that to allow pre-emp
tions in advance of the survey?, might inter
fere with the 16th scction reserved for schools.
This is a mistake, because section sixteen is
expressly reserved to each township by the or
dinaee of 1787, and it is also from abundant
caution, because it was unnecessary, again re
served in this bill.
Why, sir, a large portion of the great vaHey
of the Mississippi has been Settled'and im
proved, before the surveys were made. I hope
that a provision, so manifestly unjust, may be
stricken from this bill. Not only this feature
in the bill, but other parts of section 10,show
that it was conceived and written in a si.irit
hobiile to the growth and prosperity of the
Mr. SMITH, of Indiana, said it was a prac
tical question whether settlers should be per
mitted to go on to the public lands before they
were surveyed. The House of Representa
tives had come to the conclusion in advance,
that they should not. He had always voted
in favor of pre-emption laws and pre-emption
claims and was still in favor of them. He
thought, however, there ought to be some lim
it. The sixteenth section was reserved by
compact for tho use of schools but if it were
declared in advance thai lands may be settled
on before they are surveyed, the settler could
know nothing of the sixteenth section, and his
title might conflict with the reservation, and
they would have to grant him a float or de
prive him of the benefits of his improvements,
which l:e, (Mr. S.) was not disposed to do.—
There was no danger of that time ever coming
when lands sufficient could noi be surveyed.
He was in favor of pre-emption rights, but he
did not think they ought to go in advance of
the public surveys.
Mr. LINN said the whole body of Missou
ri had been settled by a hardy and enterprizing
•band, long before the lands were thought of
being surveyed. It had always been so, and
always would be so and if, after these people
had settled on thojiublic lands, and made their
improvements, auy attempt was made to put
these lauds up at auction, because they had
not been surveyed, it Would compel these peo
ple to combine and drive off intruders with
their rifles.. y»
Mr. YO^NG insisted if Was the firsf lie*
%#, ft""'*-* HI [, IOWA, FRIDAY, ^BfTEMBER 10, 1841.
thai any su?9J^^HP Had ever been engraft- I
ed on a pre-emptwfllin. If pre-emption rightsy^
were not to be granted until after surveys were
made, there might be excepted four organized
counties in the State of Illinois, where they
are a thousand voters. In the same section,
too, he found a clause excluding aliens from
the right of pre-emption—an inviduous distinc
tion, which had never before been made.
The debate was further continued by Messrs.
SMI TH of Ind., PORTER, and YOUNG,
Mr. HUNTINGTON argued against the
amendment. He said the Senator from Illi
nois seemed to view the subject as though the
rights of ncWb.h- parties were to be considered
but those of the 6ettlers. He thought enough
was done when the settler was secured in his
pre-emption right, allor
l&ed had been sur­
veyed. To strike out. the,which the
Senator hat) moved to do, would be at all times
to Invitcintruders on the choicest spots of the
public lauds in advance of the surveys.
Mr. WOOD BRIDGE thought the whole
West ought to stand by the pre-emption prin
ciple, and that tho public surveys should be
finished with as much rapidity as possible.
On the whole, however, he thought evils might
grow out the amendment.
The question was then taken on tho adoption
of this amendment, and decided in the nega
tive's follows:
YEAS—Messrs. Allen, Benton, Buchanan,
Clay of Alabama, Cuthburt, Fulton, King,
Linn, McRoberts, Mouton, Nicholson, Pierce,
Porter, .Smith of Connecticut, Sturgeon, Tall
mnlge, Tappan, Walker, White, Williams,
Woodbury, Wright, and Younc—23.
NAYS—Messrs. Archer, Bates, Berrien,
Bayard, Choate, Clay of Kentucky, ('layton,
Dixon, Evans, Graham. Henderson* Hunting
ton, Kerr, Merrick, Miller, Morehead, Phelps,
Prentiss, Preston, Rives, Simmons, Smith of
Indiana, Southard, and Woodbridge—-21
Mr. Young then moved to strike out that
clause which related to the exclusion of aliens.
Mr. SMITH of Indiana explained that the
bill simply required the alien to have filed his
declaration of intention to become a citizen, as
required by the naturalization laws, to give
him all the rights under the bill.
When the question was taken on the amend
ment, and decided in the negative, as follows:
YEAS— cssrs. Allen, Bent n, Buchanan,
Calhoun, Clay of Alabama, Cuthburt, Fulton,
King, Linn, McRoberts, Mouton, Pierce,
Smith of Connecticut, Sturgeon, Tallmadge,
Toppan, Walker, White, Williams, Woodbu
ry, Wright, and Young—2*3.
NAYS—Messrs. Archer, Bates, Bayard,
Berrien, Choate, Clay of Kentucky, Clayton,
Dixon, Evans, Graham, Henderson, Hunting
ton Kerr, Merrick, Miller, irehead, Phelps*
Porter, Prentiss, Preston, Rives, Simmons,
Smith of iudM&av Southard, and VYoodbridge
From the N. Y. Herald.
The Supreme Court of the United States, as
now constituted, has a majority that have re
peatedly declared themselves opposed to a Na
tional Bank on the question of constitutionali
ty. With these facts before tis, it is in vain
to contemplate any ret run to that state of re
pose and steadiness of financial affairs, which
alone ensures security to property and prosper
ity in commercial affairs. It is in vain to de
ny the fact that the great mass of the Ameri
can people are deadly opposed to a monoply
Bank. On this question of a Bank, General
Jackson was triumphantly returned at his sec
ond Presidential election. On this same ques
tion Martin Van Buren was elevated to the
chair of the Chief Magistrate pledged to carry
out the views of his predecessor. With these
facts before him, President Tyler, in his mes
staled that the people in in the United
States had twice condemned a National Bank
and now, whether President Tyler approves or
disapproves of a new Bank, the projectors of
such a concern may find that the will of the
American people may yet prevent it from go
ing into peaceful operation.
On the other hand, should the Banlt not be
chartered, what will be the result] Why bu
siness must go on to increase on a cash basis,
as it has for the last four years, undisturbed
by any new financial pnver. The Southern
Banks, as the already show indications, must
resume, and exchanges and the currency be
restored simply by that operation. The new
Bankrupt law, althoogh it does not include
Banks, will on its operation sweep out a largo
portion of Bank assets, and compel them to
close their affairs simply bv depriving them of
all show of resources. This o deration will be
gradual and inevitable, ar.d will not disturb the
course of business that has, during the last
four years, assimilated to the policy of the late
Up to this moment nothing definite has been
received from Washington in regard to the
Bank bill. Letters received from very high
authority state that'he chances are now strong
er than ever, that the bank bill, the revenue
hill, and the land bill, wilTall fail they hang
one upon the other, and it is known that the
President is opposed to al! tktie-under existing
circumstances. He has taken strong ground,
and is not easily to be moved. It is within the
limits of possibility, however, that he ni^y be
induced to sanction all three. The probabili
ties are, however, that they will aH fail, and
Congress adjourn next week amid a general ex
plosion of the dominant party, and break up of
the cabinet. In a mercantile point of view, it
is much to be hoped that the Bank bill will
fail, and for many reasons. Ifthe Bank should
be chartered, two or three years of distress and
confusion, attendant upon its going into opera
tion, will be inevitable, and after having got
under way, its movements will be of very
doubtful utility. It will be a constant bone of
contention between political parties. Already
the democratic party have raised the standard
of repeal, and that object will be pursued with
all the unity of purpose, energy and persever
ance that have ever distinguished them#*5
REFINEMENT.—We know a lady* so very
segmental and elegant, that tflien she desires
to know the age of an acquaintance, instead of
saying how old arc you ?—she says How
long have yoti tatta wandering ia this vale of
E A Y U I S E W* E E K 1*» J* 1* O JVil S E E I O I 1 8 I 8 I* E Mi A .V ,V 17 Jtl—JO Jf\V B. RUSSELL A JY THOMAS HUGHES, EDITORS,
are the words of Bay text for
ttvilcMar occasion:
Let Independence be your boast^
Ever mindful what it cost?
My hearers—This is the birth-day of Amer
ican Liberty—the day upon which our star
spangled banner first waved in the breeze of
Frfedom—the day that the proud eagle of the
mountain first looked down from his eyry on a
I'rete and independent nation—tho day upon
which the fat, ragged and saucy children of
Columbia broke loose from the apron strings
of their mother country, and kicked up their
heels for joy, like so many colts released from
the bondage of a winter's confinement. You
.ought to be as fffil of glory as a gin bottle, that
this blessed anniversary has once more dawn
ed jpon your heads, and found you reapingthe
harvest of those blessings, the seed-ol which
your fathers sowed in revolutionary soil—wa
tered with their own blood, and manured with
their own ashes. Yes, you ought to throw up
your caps, and make the halls of Freedom
ring with loud huzza's and then sit down and
meditate on the groans and the pains of trav
ail which attended this mighty Republic du
ring the delivery of her first-born—LIBERTY.
My friends—to-morrow the celebration will
take place. The whole nation wilkbe alive,
like a beggar's shirt: there will bo a general
crawling of the^genus homo from one end of
the Union to the other the fires of enthusiasm
will be kindled in almost every breast and
those who lack in glory will doubtless supply
themselves with the article1at the booths round
the Park. But, my dear friends, this six-pen
ny patriotism is most horribie stutr: it is pa
triotism of the head, and not of the heart.—
It makes you feel too independent altogether.
It induces you to fight in times of peace, and
takes all the starch out of your courage in times
of war. While this artificial patriotism is ef
fervescing in your cocoa-nuts, your boasts of
independence are loud and clamorous hut
when its spirit has evaporated, you are the ver-!
iest serviles that ever writhed under the lash
of despotism. If you suppose, my friends,
that the proper way to observe our national in
dependence is by drinking brandy slings and
cocktails, you are just as much mistaken as
the boy who set a steel-trap to catch moon
shine. But there is very little use in scatter
ing the seeds of my eloquence on such barren
soil as the bosoms of rum-suckers present.—1
It is just about as easy to preach salvation in
to a basket of tainted fish, as to turn thern from
the errors of their ways.
My friends—while you are citizens of a free
and independent Republic, you shuuld always
let independence by y*ur boast, but never for
get what it cost. Jt cost uncle Samuel a little
more than mere powder and shot. It cost him
some of ifte most precious blood that ever
coujsed through the veins of mortality and
the hones of martyred heroes that now lie
crumbling in their sepulchres, or bleaching up
on the battle-field, are the solemn memoranda
of tiie price at which our libeny was purcha
sed. They offered themselves up as sacrifices
upoi? their country's altar, in order that you
your grand-children might live in clover
and least upon the fruits of freedom to your
stomach's content. Will you then, my friends,
to-rnorrow break into the enclosures of the
dead, and hold drunken carousals upon the sa
cred graves of your fathers, who fought, bled
and died in defence of your dearest rights!—
No—1 arn perfectly convinced that most of you
won't do any such thing but on the contrary,
you will behave yourselves as men, patriots,
christians, and gentlemen should, and not like
soaplocks and rowdies, who would glory to
deflower even the Goddess ot Liberty herself
in her own sacred temple. 1 know ihere will
be some who will declare themselves free and
independent of all jnoral law, restraint, order
and decency—who will be so carried away
with brandy'^nd enthusiasm, that it will take
them a who.. v ek to gather up their scatter
ed fragments of ideas, and return again to the
homestead of common sense and reason.
My dear hearers—I like to hear you boaat
of your independence, if it be not done thro'
a vain and braggadocia spirit and my gratu
itous prayer is, that you may maintain it so
long as you are permitted to squat this side of
the deep, still river of death. To preserve
your collective strength, your hearts, your feel
ings and pure sympathies must be all joined,
like the links of a log-chain you must all
hang together like a string of fish and stick
to one another through thick and thin, like a
bunch of burdocks in a bell-wether's fleece.—
But remember, my friends, that with all your
boasted independence, you are poor, depend
ent, miserable beings. That same Almighty
hand w^ich provides you with soup, shirts,
•beef and breeches, can take them all away
from you in a little less than a short space of
time, and leave you as destitue as a crab apple
tree in wipitr. Yes, my friends, you must
recollect thVit you are dependent as well as in
dependent and that ali the favors you roceive
are donations from heaven, brought down by
angels of mercy, and distributed impartially
among the grabbing, snatching, thieving sons
of man. So mote it be
BANK NOTES.—The mere emission of
bank notj^ add nothing to the amount of
capital ^evioiisly existing. It creates
wjitlier lipids, houses, machinery, ships,
raw materials, provisions, raiment, gold,
silver, or any other conrievable thing that
comes under the denomination of capital.
In fact, a bank is a promise to deliver on
demand a certain quantity of gold and sil
ver which is capital, and it is easily ts be
seen, that
a promise
shivering man in
to deliver capital is
not capital itself, and that no conceiveble
number of such promises can ever consti
tute on# atom of the thing promised.
well,, might it be asserted to
man, that a baker's promise to deliver
loaf of bread, was bread itself, or to
promise to deliver hijn
cold day, a tailor's
would protect him from the
suit of clothes,
well «i»'the suit itself.—Raguel,
weaijber as
From the New Orleans Picayune.
There is a strong prejudice--call it vulgar
if you will—against Ibc dissection of human
bodies. However much the practice may sub
serve the cause of science, but few are willing
that the corpse of their friend should be sub
jected to the operation of the scalpel. The
march of intellect must be onward, uninter
rupted in its course, for another century at
least, ere people altogether divest themselves
of those old fashioned scruples. We like to
have the bones of those we loved in life quiet
ly interred in death—we prefer to have them
reposing beneath the green sward of the most
humble graveyard, though no carved stone or
sculptured monument marks tho spot, than to
sec them gracing the lecture room of the most
celebrated surgical Institution, as an anatomic
al ABC, for the study of some t-rnbryo of
Sir Astley Cooper.
It was this feeling—commendable in our
opinio?) as it is—which gave rise to a rather
ludicrous scene at the Charily Hospital on an
evening of the past week.
A wag, who knew an Irishman to be sick at
the Charity Hospital, and who was determin
ed to have a joke at the expense of ptfor Pat
rick's wife's feelings—feelings whielrwere as
surcharged vith love—pure and virtuous love
—for what sick, penniless husband, as though
honor and wealth were his and she basked in
tiie sunshine of both.
Here is a copy, vcrbalim ct literatim, of the
letter he seat Iter:
-••Thursday Evening, 4 o'clock.
"DEAR PEGGY—I died this mornin' at tin
o'clock. If you dont cum and take me away
out of this, these butcherin,' cannibal docthors
will cut me up in bits while you'd he fryin' a
hcrrin,' and they'll do it as unconsamed as
you'd carve a St. Martin's goose. Peggy, a
colleen, you know none of the family, iver di
ed without a dacent funeral, barin' me brother
Terry, and he didn't die al all at all,for he was
kilt in the field of battle, figbtin' flie French
so, a cushla, tell all the boys I'm ded sell the
furniture to get a hearse and let me have an
lllegaul funeral. Do Biddy, bury me daciut.
.*-• Yours, till death does us part.
P. S. Hurry, or the doethcrs will have
me, and they'll cut me up in bits to lecthur on
me body—jisl as Tom Horan, the schoolmas
ter, used to cut up a praytee, when he'd be
lecturin' on algebra and explaynin' the sides
and angle* of a parallelogram. The docthors!
Hurry T. F."
Poor Peggy opened the letter, saw the an
nouncement of Tim's death, and read, her
eyes suffused in tears, his dying injunction to
her to save him from the scalpel of the sur
geons. Without once perceiving the absurdi
ty it contained, or stopping to criticise its in
congruities, she ran to the undertakers, hired
a hearse and carriage, and accompanied by a
couplp of Tim's friends on horseback, hurried
on to the Hospital. Having arrived therr-,
Peggy, in that plaintive funeral cry—half/ut^
ody and half mourning—peculiar to the peas
antry of her sex in the west of Ireland, kenned
out as she left the carriage:
O thin, Tim, Tim, a vick-o-machree, why did yob
die 1
And lave me in a furreign land without a frind
•Sure, when you were by me side I didn't fear the
favver ,.
But now that you're gone, who's to protect mo at all
at all 1"
•'What's the matter, my good woman?"
says the gentleman who officiates as clerk of
the Hospital, what's the matter 1"
Poor Biddy heeded not what he said. She
had lost—so she thought—her Tim and her
mind was too full of grief to entertain a tho't
that was not of hiit).
One of Tim's equestrian friends, however,
replied in a surly tone—"she wants the dead
body of her husband, and she must have it too.
Dont think you're goin' tu larn the art of kill
in' people and cuttin' off limbs upon him, Uio'
he did die in the Charity Hospital!"
Pray, what's his name 1" enquired'the
His name was Tim Flanigan but he's
dead now—the Lord be good to his sowl
and in troth, if he was alive and in his own
father's house to-day, it isn't dead he'd he in
a Charity Hospital replied Tim's friend.
Tim Flanigan why he's not dead—it's
but a short time since he took his soup said
the clerk.
Yis, and begar, it isn't long till we'll give
you your tay, if you dont let us have the bo
dy said Tim's fiiend.
In short, they would have Tim dead and
they would have the body and they would go
up to the room in which they knew him to be,
or to have been. Up, therefore, they went.—
Tim had just fallen into a slumber, after hav
ing taken his soup. He was dreaming of the
green fields of his childhood, or, mayhap, of
that period of life still green in his memory,
which the frosts of adversity could never ren
der withered or arid—that period when the ro
sy cheek and soft blue eye of Peggy—
Caught his youthful fancy."
Whatever he was dreaming of, P«ggy was
thinking of but him. She flew to give him an
embrace, but before she could grasp his hori
zontal form he had awoke, and sprung up in
bed as suddenly as if he had been galvinized.
Pegcry fainted—Tim's two courageous, e
questrian friends ran to the gate, mounted their
horses gallopped home, swearing they, saw
Tim FIanigan's ghost that every room in the
hospital was haunted with spereis, and tint
they'd never go for Tim's corpse again till
there had been three masses said for the repose
of his sowl.
Peggy soon recovered, and instead of find
ing Tim a corpse, was rejoiced to find him
NAVAL.*-The frigate ffctritan which has
been many years on the stocks at tho navy
yard in Philadelphia, is ordered by the Depart
ment to be prepared for launching forthwith.
]t is understood that she is to form a part of
the Horn® &^uadron, lately oidexed by Con
NO. 46.
From the Warsaw SignaL^*
KeoktieWs lTistl to JS'awvoo,
We understand that one day last week, th(g|
had quite a pageant at Nauvoo. The Indiagl*
Chief, Keokuck, with about fifty of his fol*
lowers—warriors, squaws, and papooses—toqfe
occasion to pay a special visit to'their brothci#
the Revelator and Prophet, (Jo. Smith,) to
smoke the pipe of peace with him in his wik
ke-up—and discourse of the wonders of the
New Jerusalem.
The distinguished strangers were receive^**'
with marked attention. The Nauvoo Legio£*
—ever ready to honor the great ones of 1I19
earth, who come to pay homage to the Proplmi
—escorted them from the landing to the Tent*
pie, wherein the august presence of thetwelvi#"
Apostles, and the twelve oxen, these mighty
Chiefs held their converse, for the space of
half an hour.
They were hoth dressed in uniform—the
Prophet in the splendid and brilliant uniform
of the rfauvoo Region, which he commands—
and the Chieftaili in the less dazzling habili
ments of the willernesa—a dirty blanket and
a pair of moccasins.
The Prophet made a speech to the warrior,
in the presence of the assembled multitude, iu
which he depicted, in glowing colors, and en
thusiastic strain, ths wonders of the Great
Temple, the mysteries of the book of Mormon,
and the glorious times they will all b^ve to
gether, in these latter days, in the latter day
city which they are going to inherit.
All this was perfectly intelligible to the
sage chieftain, who, meanwhile, looked unut
terable things. He replied in a very effectiv®
speech of twenty minutes, which brought tearfc*
to the eyes of a number of gallant soldiers cf*
the Legi jn, and the squaws and pappooses in
attendance. He said he was surprised at the
mighty things which had been accomplished
by his brother on this side of the big river.—
As to fTie New Jerusalem, to which they were
all going to emigrate, so far as we are con«
ccrned, ii depended very much whether therff
would be any government annuities—and aft
for the 'milk and honey,' which was to flow
OTT the land, he was not particular—lie should
prefer whiskey.
In short, it was quite an imposing and inter*
esting spectacle—the meeting of these two
men—and when next so remarkable an event
takes place, in the language of thu historian of
John Ujipin
May we be there to pee."
appears by the following that the British
authorities of Canada anticipate, and ar«
preparing for a rupture with tf^ United
States. Are we preparing for the emer
gency Oh! yes. The Federalists
Congress are at this moment busy passing
the distribution bill, in effect to assign
portion of the revenue to the British
course they won't hesitate to grant them
small slip of Maine, after yielding the
public, domain.
John's Courier, of July 31st, learns from
Mr. Perley, who has just returned from
Temiscouata, that while lie was there,
Captain Nelson, of the Royal Engineers,
arrived there express from Quebec, with
instructions to put the various frontier
posts, now held by detachments of the
26th regiment, in an efficient satate of de
fence without delay. Musket-proof de
fence around the baira^ks at Temiscouata
were forthwith commenced, and Captain
Nelson then prnceeded to the Degele and
the Little Falls at the mouth of the Mada
wnska river, whew anew and very strong
block house is now in course of erection.
Captain Nelson remained at the Little
t*alls to superintend the completion of the
block-house, and despatched Lieutenant
Norton, of the 59th, (as acting officer of
engineers,) and Mr. Tennant, of the Com
missariat, to the Grand Falls, for the pur
pose of removing all the guns and stores
placed there to the block-house and also
to bring up the artiilery-men stationed
there to the same plase. Mr. Perley left
the Grand fulls last Saturday, when tha
packing of the stores had commenced
and it was understood that the vvhola
would move upwards on Wednesday lasl
in two boats, which were getting ready.
It was said, says the Courier, that these
arrangements were made in consequence
of an apprehension that a difficulty might
arise between Mr. Fox and the American
Government, in consequence of the ap
parent determination to place Mr. McLeod
upon his trial for murder, and that it was
therefoie deemed prudent to put thesa
posts in a state of defence, in order to
prevent the possibility of the communica*
tion by land between the Province apd
Canada being suddenly cut off.
The dctachment of the 56th at the Lit
tle Falls is under the command of Lieut*
Jones, smith the post at the Delege is
held by Copt. Walmsey and his company,,
and the post at Temiscouata is command.*
ed by Capt. Charlewood.
Great Britain is thus going ahead very
fast with its encroachments in Maine.
Will the American Government note.its
progress ?—Portland Argus.
the June term of the District Court of
Philadelphia city and county we learn that
upwards'of fifty suits have been, so far,
instituted against the Uuited States Bank
—the amounts for which the suits were
brought varying from one hundred to fifty
thousand dollars each It is thought that
before the expiration of the term the num
ber of suits will
for the

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