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the stupor of amazement in which fhey trere
thrown by the sudden and singular movement
of their opponents. They mounted the bul
warks and endeavored to regain their own
'vessel; but they were met by opposing cutlas
ses. t In vain they pressed??in ?vain they
thronged?they where everywhere driven
back upon the Rover's deck or pushed into
the sea. They rushed frantically forward,
(but their liopos were baseless : they might as
well have attempted to force a wall of iron, as
to beat back that rank of heroes.?Some of
their opponents seized a huge spar and were
?pushing the two vessel apart. They separa
ted?they were yards asunder?and the un
scathed English brig with her Yankee crew,
forced ahead, leaving the shattered, harmless
hulk of the Rover in the hands of a hundred
distracted Britons!
'Three of the wildest huzzas that ?ver yet
rang upou a startling ocean, burst, forth from
.the lips of the victorious Americans, as the
star spangled bauner unfolded itself from the
peakof the .prize : theu pile after pile of can
vass rose from her tapering spars: and when
the sun that-night sought his ocean bed, a
wide .waste of Sine water rolled between the
stately prize of the Americans and the shat
tered wreck of their once gallant privateer.
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?AN ACT supplementary to the act entitled " An act
providing for cases ol' lunacy," approved November
fourth, eighteen hundred and twenty-four.
he it enacted by the Board of Aldermen and-the Board of
? Common Council of the City of Washington, That no per
son shall hereafter be entitled to the aid of this Corpor
?ition as a lunatic or idiot, authorized to be granted by the
wet to which this is a supplement, until satisfactory evid
ence be exhibited to the Board of Guardians of the
absolute luaacy-or idiocy of such person, by a certificate
the physician of the asylum, or some other physician
of good standing in said city, or other satisfactory proof,
which evidence shall be recorded on the^ .journal of said
Board, and.the original papers filed in the office of the
May r ; and it shall be the duty of the physician of the
asylum to examine the persons maintained as lunatic* or
idiots by the .Corporation, and re port annually to the
. Board of Guardians whether any such persons have ceas
ed to require the aid of said Corporation by their restor
ation to reason and soundness of mind,-and, in all such
cases, the aupport granted by the act to which this is a
supplement ?nall cease.
Frtsident of the Board of Common Council.
Viet Prttidenl of the Board of Alderm*r?.
Approved, April 9, 1840.
AN ACT making an appropriation for the repair of the
culvert at the intersection of Fourth street east and M
street soutn, in the Sixth Ward.
Be it enacted 4rc. That the sum of one hundred dollars,
or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same
is hereby,, appropriated, for the purpose of repairing so
much of the culvert at the intersection of Fourth street
#-ast and M street south as lies west of the eastern build
ing line of Fourth street east, to be paid out of the funds
of the Fifth and Sixth Wards, in equal proportions, and
to be expended under the direction of the acting com
missioners and one assistant commissioner from each of
the said Wards.
Sec. 2. And be ii enacted, That the cost of filling in of
all that portion of aaid culvert east of the east building
line on fourth street east, be, and the same is hereby, au
thorized to be paid -out of the casual repair fund of the
Sixth Ward.
Approved, April 16, 1840.
. AN ACT making an appropriation -for forming and |
fravelling twenty-five feet in width of west Twenty
sixth atreet, from north G to north D streets, and north
D street, from Twenty-Sixth street west to the canal.
Be ii enacted, He. That, for the purpose of forming I
and gravelling twenty-five feet in width of west Twenty-1
Sixth street, from G to D atreet north, and north D street
from Twenty-Sixth street west to the canal, the sum of
one hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be ne
cessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of
acy money to the credit of the First Ward not otherwise
appropriated ; t*>e same to be expended under the direc
tion of the Ward commissioner and two assistants, to be
appointed by the Mayor: Provided, That no contract
snail be made or work authorized to exceed the amount
hereinbefore apropriated, nor until there shali he funds
applicable to this object to the credit of the First Ward.
Approved, April 16, 1840.
Board or Aldbpme.v, )
Monday, April 20. 1840. $
Present, Messrs. Golds borough, (President,) Barclay,
Randolph, Kirkwood, Maury, Gunton, Watterston, Brent, I
Clarke, Brady, Marshall, and Dove. '
On .motion of Mr. Dove, the Board resumed the con- j
sideration of the bill "Graduating the rate of taxes ac
cording-to tine iate assessment." The question was then
on the indefinite postponement of the bill, as recomcaend
<?d by the committee to which the bill had been referred;
and upon which question the yeas and nays weTe required,
and were as follows: Yoas?Messrs, .'Goldsborough,
Barclay, Randolph, Kirkwood, Maury, Gunlon, Brent,
Clarke, Brady and Marshall?10. Nays?Messrs. Watter
-etou and Dove-?-i.
So the bill was indefinitely postponed.
And then the Board adjourned.
.Boardor Common Cockcil, )
.Monday, April 20, 1840. 5
All the members present except Mr. Magruder.
Mr. Harkneas presented the petitioa of W. C. Orme
and others, praying the conveyance of water through
the alley in square A to Missouri Avenue; which was
read, and referred to the Committe on Improvements.
Mr. Harkneas presented the petition of James Hoi ledge,
praying permission to keep a portion of north P street
enclosed for a reasonable time ; which was read, and re
ferred to the Committee on Police.
Mr. Carbery presented a communication from William
Hebb, Esq., police magistrate of the 4th ward, respecting
certain statements in the petition of Phillip Reily ;
?which was read, and referred to the Committee on
' Claims.
Mr. Harknass, from the Committee on Improvements,
to whom was referred the petition of John A. Smith and
others, reported a bill entitled An act authorizing the
*urb stone to be set and the footway paved on the north
side of Massachusetts Avenue, between 4th and 6th streets
west; which was read three times and passed.
Mr. Harkness, from-the same committee, to whom
was refened the petition of K. H. Lambell, reported a
bill entitled An act making an appropriation out of the
funds of the 3d and 5th wards, for the purpose of form
ing and gravelling 80 feet in width of west 9th street,
from Maryland Avenue 1o south H street; which was
read three times and passed.
And from the same committee, to whom was referred
the petition of J.. T. Frost and others, reported a bill en
titled An act-to snake a gravel footwafk in the 4th ward;
which was read.
And from the same committee* to whom was referred
the bill entitled An act for making a footway in the 5th
ward, reported the same without amendment-; and it was
read the third time and passed, with amendments propos
ed by Messrs. Byington and Bacon.
The bill from the Board of Aldermen, supplementary
to the act entitled An act to regulate hackney and other
carriages in the city of Washington,approved September
30, 1833, was taken up, read twice, and referred to the
'Committe on Police.
The bill from the same committee, making an appro
priation for a trunk on the west side of 12th street west
at the intersection of E street south, and for paving the
gutter on the east front of square 2Z9, was taken up
read twice, and referred'to the Conamrttec on Improve
Mr. Hanly, from the Committee of Claims, to whom
the petition waa referred, seperted a bill entitled An act
for tne relief of John ft. Watson ; which waa read.
The bill from the Board of Aldermen, ? for laying a
trunk across and otherwise improving 4th street west, waa
f%ken up, read twice, and referred to the Committee on
Improve?f?its. t i
(?5 anHc-n, th? 1111 t? ta'alVt g* t! {+ * /'ay m
' w*rd nu taken up, *hft>, pb motion of Mr. ted^i*?
bill wu amended bj^Xha addition of otbet anpropiaa
as, and the bill, u amended, was read the third time
1 passed; and, on motion of Mr. Hanlythe title was
ended to read, "An act making appropriations for ?rav
foot walks and improving streets in the 4 th ward.
VIr. Grammer. on leave, introduced a bill entitled An
? making an appropriation for paying the interest on ^
funded debt of the-Corporation for the year 1840;
ich was read twice, And referred to the committee ot 1
?ys and Means. ...
Mr. Crammer introduced the following resolution, which
s read and adopted :
Retolved, That the Committee on Improvements be,
d they are hereby, instructed to inquire into the expa
ncy and necessity of building two additional reaervoirs
the third ward, at the corner of 6th street west and G
eet north, to be supplied by the stream of water run
ng throjgh the Judiciary square, and at the corner of
h street west and-G street north, and at such other
ints as may to them appear important, and that they
wt by bill or otherwise.
Mr. Grammer, on leave, introduces a bill entitled An
t to authorize the Register ot the Corporation of
ashington to obtain, on the 3d week in May in every
ar, from the Clerk of the Court, a li?t of the names of
rsons who may have become naturalized citizens ol
e United States, owners of property in this city, and
io arc not registered on the books of the Corpoiation,
d for other purposes ; which was read twice, and re
Ted to the Committee of Elections.
Mr. J. Wilson submitted the following resolution,
hicli was read, and, on motion of Mr. 'Bacon, laid.on
e table ?
Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be
*tructed to inquire into the expediency of regulating
e ferriage across the gap on the Potomac bridge, an
io ascertain on what terms such ferriage couln be made
-e: and whether any prices, periods can be foced by law
vr the departure of the ferry boat from thedifferen. sides
Mr*. Ilanly moved that the Board do now adjourn ;
! "lich motion was -negatived as follows : Ayes 2, noes
On motion, the bill authorizing the Mayor to allow the
'ashington Light Infantry the use of a room an he
tv Hall was taken up, read the third time, ^passed
Mr. Grammer, from the select committee appointed on
? e subject of the Washington Asylum and Work-house,
ked to be discharged from the further consideration ot
e Mayor's communication of the 6th instaiwand other
mersop thesubi ct; and they w-ere, on hjs motion,
ferred to the joint committee on the same aitbject.
The bill reported by the Committee of Claims, for the
lief of John R. Watson, was taken up, and, on its third
lading, the ayes and noes were as follows.-: Ayes iu,
The bill was then read the third time and passed,
On motion, the bill to provide for the repair ot 14tt
t reet west, from north II street to Boundary street, was
? ken up, read the third time, and passed.
On the third reading of the bill, the ayes and .noes we
follows: Ayes 13, noes , ,
And then, on motion of Mr. Hanly, tfce ficard
iiy tht Washington Musical Association, on th<t
28tk imtcmt.
/'he Lord is King; the earth ftlay be glad thereof;
yea, the multitude of Isles may he glad theruol,
Jllouds and darkness are round about him ;
eousness and judgment are the habitation of his
The heavens have declared his righteousness, and
all the people have seen his glory.
Jiion heard of it and rejoiced ; the daughters of
Judah were glad because of thy judgment** v/
p'or thou, Lord, art higher than all that is in the
earth ; thou art exalted far above all God*.
Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and give thanks
for a remembrance of his holiness.
#y soul truly waiteth still upon God, for of hirj
coraeth my salvation; he verily is my strength
and my salvation; he is my defence, so that
I shall not greatly fall.
In God is my health and my glory ; the rock of
my might, and in God is my trust.
O come, let us sing unto the Lord ; let us heartily
rejoice in the strength of his salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiv
ing, and show ourselves glad in him with
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King
above all Gods.
In his hands are all the corners of the earth, and
the strength of the hills is his also > the sea is
his, and he made it, and his hands prepared the
dry land.
O come, let us worship, and fall down, and kneel
before the Lord our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God, and we are the people
of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within
me praise his holy name; praise the Lord, O
my soul, and forget not all his benefits ; who
forgiveth alL thy sin and healeth all thine infir
mities ; praise the Lord, ~0 "my soul, and all
that is within me praise his holy name. >
0 Lord, our Governor, how excellent it thy name
in all the earth.
There is a stream, whose gentle flow
Supplies the city of our God ; .
Life, love and joy, still gliding through,
And wat'ring our divine abode ;
That sacred stream, thine holy word
That all our raging fears control;
Sweet peace thy promises afford,
And give new strength to fainting couls.
1 will sing unto the Lord, for he has triumphed
gloriously ; the Lord is my strength and my
song, and has become ??y salvation; he is my
Lord, and I will exalt him.
Who is like unto thee, O Lord, glorious in holi
ness, fearful in praises, doing wonders. Thou
stretcheth out thy right hand j thou, in thy
mercy, has led forth thy people which thou
hast redeemed; thou hast guided them in thy
strength unto thy holy habitation.
DurrP-^rREBLE and bass.
Give unto the'Lord the glory due unto his name;
bring an ottering and come before him ; wor
ship the in the bsauty of holineir.
tmo*w. }
(jet the heavens be glad, let the fcaffth fejtdce, and
?'let men say among the nations? ttrt Lord reign
Praise the Lord, ye servants, O praise the name
of the Lord ; blessed be the name ot the Lord
from this 4ime forth forevermore.
The Lord's name is praised from the rising up of.
the 6un unto the going down of the same.
? t ? ? ? .
The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory
above the heavens. I
Who is like unto the Lord, our God, that hath
his dwelling so highland yet humbleth himself
to behold the things tvhat are in heaven and
earth ?
We will praise the Lord from this time forth for
evermore ; praise 4he Lord.
Show us thy mercy, 0 Lord, and grant ua thy
I will hearken what the Lord will say concerning
me; he shall speajc peace unto his people, that
they turn not again unto sin.
For his salvation is nigh them that fear him, tha*
glory may dwell in our land??hallelujah.
Hearken unto me ye that folio w after righteous
ness, ye that, seek the Lord ; for the Lord shall
comfort Zion.; he will com fort all her waste
Jtoy and gladness-shall be fou/id therein, thanks
giving and the voice of melody.
Lift up your eye unto the heav ens and look upon
the earth ; for the heavens ahull vanish away
like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a
But my salvation shall be forever.
duett?'1st and 2d tiueble.
Therefore the redeemed of th e Lof3 shall return,
and come with singing unU > Zion.
Everlasting joy shall be up* mi their head ; they
shall obtain .gladness and joy, and sorrow and
mourning shall flee away.
*\ :
Hallelujah, for the Cord G? jd Omnipotent reign
eth ; the kingdom of the world is become, the
kingdom of our Lord, an d of his Christ; and
he shall reign forever Kin g of Kings and Lord
of Lords, forever and eve r?hallelujah.
EW GOODS.?jWe are now opening, and shall
i.^1 open during the present week, a large supply of
fashionable Spring .Goods, whic h are unusually low, and
to which we invite the atteuti on of our customers and
the citizens of the District pen ?rally.
A few of them are as follow ? :
Rich Mouseiin de Laines
do Challeya
Colored Lawns; do low^prit ed
I Victoria Moitatline, a nevr ?. rticle for dresses, and very .?
Figured and plain Silks, ligl it colors
Figured black and lead do; t olue black do
Needle worked CoHars
do do open worked do
Thread Laces apd Insertingi i, wide and very narrow
Cambric and Swiss Muslin
Lisle do and pearling
Slack Fillet net Gloves and Mitts
Pink, blue and green Ktd do ?
White and green Fillet Veili i
Plain and net Gauze Scarfs : and Handkejchiefs
White Fillet net, blonde figi ire
Needled worked Bands from 25 cts. to $2
Green Barage, Linen Cam! >ric Hdkfs. a large supply
Hemstitched ?k?. very fine
Embroidered Points, drab $ iilk Fringe
Cotton Hosiery of every ? description and size, a larga
assortment, good and cheap >'
Boys 1-2 Hose small sizes
1 case Parasols, Misses do
Screens, itc. &c.
Draps de Ete, a superior article for summer coats
Black Cashmeres and su? nmer Cloths
Plain and ribbed heavy \ vhite Russia Drills
Stockinets and Russia I )ucks
Colored French figured Drills
Marseilles and 6atin Ve stings
Mode, Satm. and Bomt ,azine summer Stocks
Figured Satin Cravats
Black Italian do large r size
Very Superior light, d; irk and black Kid Gloves
Silk, Thread ana Col .ton do
Silk and Linen Camb ric Handkerchiefs
Stout 1-2 Hose for b' jots, fine
Irish Linens, stout I ,inen for Drawers
Gum JiUasUc Susper ^ders.
2 bales heavy Brown > Cotton
1 do fine do
2 cases 12? cts. do
1 case superfine Shirtir 'gs
6 4 bleached and brown Sheetings
Pennsylvania Plaidi, Be d Ticks
Checks, Cotton Osnabu; rgs
Also, No'. 1 Burlaps
Russia, Birdeye and Tow el Diapers
Marseilles Quilts, very cl leap
Furniture Dimitry do
80 pieces real Georgia Ni inkeen
jt* Swafrsjassr'
Mar.28.-?t- - Georgetown. _
tronaKe which he formerly rece,
of several months id the city . of Washington)
tice that he has re opened his V Academy ?
Turner's, opposite Brown's Hot* I, Pennsylvania *
in connexion with his brother, w here they will c?
to receive pupils daily. Therefo re they respectfu y -
licit immediate calls from all wl *> f**1 interested in th*
improvement of hand-writing. .... _j n ?i.
kessrs. French now offer to t ht Ladies andI Gentle
men an opportunity of acquiring ? quick and beautiful
style of Writing, so Ireland efe g?nt as no other mode
yet discovered can possibly imps rt in the same ''me.
Different styles of plain or ornam ental Writing, Fen
making, and Stenography taught ? as the learner may
Ladies meet daily at 11 and 3 o' c'oc^ > n **
other hours in the day and evening. (See hondbul.)
References?Peter Force, & **y?ri ?*?"' **,enr3r
Hubbard, Hon. W^hwn H. Roane, i Hon Robert B. Cran
ton. Hon. William B. Calhoun, R? v- ?r. Laune, and
Rev. Mr. McLain. Mar- 9t
JAYNE'S EXPECTORANT ?A fwsh ??pply th,s
justly celebialed remedy for coug "?> cold*, isthmss
he. just received, direct from tbe pro PH*'?'''
aplt TOD D S Drug Store.
NIVER8AL HISTORY, by Tytl er, in six small vol
umes, running from the Creation of the world d_6wn
lo 1820, forming a part of Harper's F amily Library, is
just published and for sale by W. M. MORRISON,
air ]4 4 doora weat oi Brown's Hotel.
Our CJuutry?always right?but, right or
our Couutry.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 1840.^
CO-AII communications for this paper should be ad
Iressed to the Editor.
03- " foreigners will make our Elections a
curse instead or a BLESSING."?Mrtin Van Buren.
"Against the insidious wil$s or Foreign IN
TO BE constantly AWAKE?SINCE history AND EX
rF THE MOST baneful FoES OF A republican GO
vernment."? Washington's Farewell Address.
'olitical, Commercial, or in whatever form it
,iay BE attempted. I CAN scarcely WITHHOLD
HIS and the old WORLD."'" lffferSOn.
" Whether successful or not, succeeding generations shall
know, that we understood our Rights and Liberties, and
?j>ere neither afraid nor ashamed to assert or maintain
'hem; and that we ourselves may have at least this con
.olation in our chains, that it was not through our neglect
hat this People were enslaved."?Instructions of the Peo
?Ie of Lexington to their Representatives in the General
Jourt of Massachus?tt9. 1772.
It is often objected to the Native American
: ?arty, that it is unnecessary?because there is
i 10 danger to be apprehended from the immi
I ^ration of foreigners; and that if any Govern
j nent attempt to send their subjects among us i
! .o such an extent as to endanger our institu
t fions, we will not submit to it. Aye, there's
?he rub ! Wheu are we to be aware of, or
f iow are we know, the intentions of foreign
I Governments on this subject ? When they
liave planted their foot so strongly upon our
? ;oil, that it will be a death struggle to avert 1
j >heir purposes ! Look around, fellow coun
j trymen, and see if there is no cause of fear in
f 'his our day of peace. What is the Leopold
j Society doing ? Christianising America !
| Who are the patrons of this Society ? Kings
j ,tnd princes ! What object have they in view?
The overthrow of our government! Our
nimble opinion is confirmed by the following
tatement: " Some years since, when ithere
vvas considerable excitement in Cincinnati,
! .elative to a class of men who have been ex
cluded from almost every country, because of
the poisonous doctrines they profess,?and
when a Native American was attacked by an
Irishman because he would not doff his hat
to a man, affirming that lie did homage to
God alone, it was then boldly asserted, that
they hoped to see the day when the streets of
' that city would be flooded with blood !" This
. assertion was made by one of the devotees of
..fthe Leopold Society?perhaps a mail that had
,been sent over here by it, to begin the work
,\>f destruction. Could no other instances be
?brought? Yes ! We could enumerate them
(until the patience ofour readers would be ex
hausted. But it is not our purpose to do it. We
aution you against this dangerous objection,
foreigners are coming iu upon us from all
uarters, and in such numbers as to create
ponder, if it will not alarm. How shall we
-:now when to stop this flood ? Who are to !
e the judges of this increase?who are to say
rvhen we have enough ? Stop it now, or
t may soon be too late. We give not physic
o the dead, but to the sick; therefore, the
. ooner we commence the operation, the sooner
(rill our country be freed from this dreadful
But say these sticklers, why exclude all ?
As to the paupers and vagrants, exclude them,
end them back. There can be but one opin
>n on this subject." There should be but
?no, but unfortunately there are many. How
re we to discriminate between the good and
he bad citizen, until he is tried ? Are we to
? eceive them all as apprentices to a Republi
an form of Government; allow them to vote
-and then, if they are not good citizens, or
lo not vote right, send them back ? Who are
?o be the judges of their qualifications? Per
i flaps Mr. Hand will introduce one more sec
?j iion in his bill to make provision for this im
portant item to foreigners. Let us create a
View hundred new officers in Government, and
j ?all them Foreign Guardians ; and alter they
I nave used foreigners five, ten, or fifteen years,
aid they do not exactly suit them, why char
ier a few vessels and send them home. We
ay seriously, that we cannot discriminate?
' nnd the only way to rid us of the pest is, to
i exclude all. Let those who are among us
. emain, and teach them to be good citizens,
?jet those who are at home stay ther^ and be
come good citizens of their native land.
A disgraceful scene took place in the House
of Representatives on Tuesday last, between
Messrs. Garland, of La., and Bynum, of N.
j C., in the way of a fisticuff. A Committee
was appointed to A investigate the facts rela
tive to the disorder and personal violence,''
and " report with all practicable despatch."
We shall see if the Hall of the nation is thus
i to be disgraced. We know not who was the
|, aggressor in this case, nor do we care. An
I ixample should be made of them. " Follow in
! the footsteps" o?the Pennsylvania Legislature,
?and maintain the dignity of the House and of
\ nation.
Who DOCBT8 it 7?" But there is another
evil in the elections of this City, more disas
trous still." What is it? Foreign votes ? Per
haps Americans will oneday acknowledge that
oar warnings relative to foreign votes, were
not without foundation. If twenty-two hund
red foreigners can be natnralized in one weelr
fo.r the purpose of carrying one cily, we opino
that the nnmber mighf^asily be increased to
twenty'-two thousand in the United States in
any emergency that Politicians might need
them. Tt? i8 great and crying evil must be
abolished, or v*Hir elections will become a merft
farce. Wha** n^d is there at any election t<4
make votes ? W ,^at object have these mert
in view, to be naturalized just at the time of
an election? If they af? so pliable as to be
bought by either party, th *y should not have
a vote. If they are good ci *izens, they will
attend to their own voting, and the necessary
preparations thereto, in its proper i'*nie. But,
we emphatically say, that when men Catl he
bought to vote at any election, we should.
terpose strong barriers against it. Foreigners
who have no more interest in our political
welfare than to barter the blood-bought liberty
of the elective franchise to corrupt politicians,
should be well guarded, else in an evil hour,
their enormous burthen should bear us down.
We mean not to rob any man of his rights?
we have given them to him?but let us see
that they are not perverted. How is it that
twenty-two hundred foreigners are competent
to vote exactly at a given time? Hear what
the Sunday Morning News says concerning
this matter:
" But there is another evil in the elections of
this city more disastrous still. It is stated in
numerous papers that twenty-two hund
red foreigners were naturalized in the week
preceding the election. Allowing for exag
geration, we saw enough in several visits to
that nuisance?that sink?the Marine Court,
to satisfy us how the fact was. Votes enough
were manufactured to carry the city. We
would never abridge or impairtherights which
any man possesses to exercise the elective
franchise. But when scenes like that at the
Marine Court are occurring at every election
?when thousands of men are induced for
the benefit of 'politicians, to do what we saw
done?the elective franchise becomes a mere
farce. Republican Government itself, if these
things are to go on, cannot long subsist. Mon
tesquieu, we believe it is, declares that the
foundation of a Republic is virtue; and our
great and good men declare that vijltue and
intelligence are its pillars, .A^nd when
elections become the arena where bribery, per
jury, drunkenness and violence not only act
their parts, but control the result, what must
the Government be? Forms may be retained
for a time, but the poor hypocrasy will be dis
pensed with as soon as ambition and talent
shall find it safe.
"In the latter, ages of the Roman republic,
Scylla, Pompey^ Crassus arid Caesar, would
bring in their thousands from Thrace, Mace
donia, and even Asia, to vote for them as con
suls ; and nothing remained but for the battle
of Pharsalia to end the Republic; and Rome
slept soudly in her chains.
" Can there be no union of honest patriotic
men, irrespective of darty divisions, to devise
and insist upon some correction of the evils
which poison our elections?corrupting the
very fountain of liberty itself? We have
never yet met any man of intelligence and
worth on either side of politics, who did not
acknowledge and deplore them; and the ex
perience of elections in the city has created a
deep and abiding conviction that something
must be done, and done soon."
We have already heard several candidates
for the Mayorality spoken of, and one person
is nominated in yesterday's Intelligencer for
that important trust. Whyshould notNative
Americans call a meeting and nominate a can
didate ? We know they are strong enough to
elect whoever they nominate, and we hope
they will at once follow the noble example set
by our New Orleans friends. " A Subscriber,"
whose communication we insert below, holds
this opinion also.
For Ifie Native American.
Mr.ETTER:?In your last paper you hinted
that a meeting should be called to nominate
Charter candidates. I think it ought to be
done ; and if it is, and we centre upon any onr
man, we can elcct him. So also with the
other candidates.- Let us have an entire Na
tive American ticket, and elect an entire Native
American Council, Board of Aldermen, and
Mayor?then Natives can present a bold front
in this city, as well as they do in Orleans.
Is there no person?not even a dear son of
Erin's Isle, nor one from any other European*
land?who will take hold of our proposition
to discuss the propriety of the Repeal of the
Naturalization Laws? Come, friends?for
we hold that you are all our friends?if you
think this Repeal cause such an odious one,
why not write it down ? Begin it, and we
warrant to find you an adversary. Perhaps
Mr. Hand may be induced to become your
champion in this affair, as he has espoused
your cause so nobly before; or hai he, as our
New Orleans friends think, already seen "the
//?nrf-writing upon the WallV Our col
umns are open to any person to write for, or
against, our cause; for, we are determined to
give every citizen of the United States a fair
chance to guard his rights?if he thinks they
have been attacked, and are worthy of

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