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heart that would mako the suggestion. Wash-
ixo ion knew that an open proposal of this kind
10 the British commander would be likely, from
us very publicity, to be rejected, and he there
fore adopted an expedient. He despatched
Captain Aaron Ogden, of New-Jersey, who was
at that time, with Washington, ardently en
gaged in the cause of his country, with the
procedings of the Court of Inquiry, to Sir Henry
Clinton; and ho was directed to remain at Jersey
City all night, after delivering his despatches;
and in the course of the evening, which he would
Bpcnd with the British officers, to speak of the
arrest of Andre, and to suggest the certainty of
his death, unless he could be exchanged for
Arnold. After supper, he accordingly intro
duced this s"qbject;of painful interest, and found
ready listeners. When he spoke of the ox-
change, one of the officers eagerly inquired if
he had authority for that remark: No,' said
Captain Ogden, ' not directly from General
Washington ; but I think if the proposal is'
made, he would agree to it. The officer who
made the inquiry was seen shortly to leave the
room: crossing the river to New-York, he went
directly to Sir Henry Clinton, and detailed the
remarks to Captain Ogden. The next morn
ing, the same officer observed, in a careless
manner, to Captain Ogden, as he was about to
depart, that the exchange which he had spoken
of could not be made: 'it would be such a vio
lation of honor and military principle, that he
knew Sir Henry Clinton would not listen to
the idea for a moment.' Failing in this General
Washington determined on still another plan
to save the life of Andre. lie sent for Major
Lee, and said to him :
' 1 have sent for you, in the expectation that
you have some one in your corps, who is wil
ling to undertake a delicate and hazardous pro
ject. Whoever comes forward, will confer a
great obligation upon me personally, and in
behalf of the United States 1 will reward him
amply. No time is to be lost: he must pro
ceed, if possible, to night. I intend to seise
Arnold, and save Andre.1
Major Lee selected a man by the name of
Champe, a Virginian, of tried courage, and in
flexible perseverance. He was sent for, and
the plan proposed. He was to desert, and es
cape to Ncw-Yoak; to appear friendly with the
enemv; to watch Arnold, and upon some fit op
portunity, with the assistance of some one
whom he could trust, to seize him, and conduct
him to an appointed place on the river, where
boats should be in readiness to bear them away.
Champe agreed to undertake the mission, and
departed. Soon after he arrived in New-York,
he was sent to Sir Henry Clinton, who treated
him kindly, questioned him very closely,-gave
him a couple of guineas, and recommended him
to Arnold, who was anxions to procure Ameri
can recruits. He enlisted in Arnold's legion,
and had daily opportunities of watching the
General. He discovered that it was his cus
tum to return home about twelve o'clock every
night, and to walk in his garden before retiring.
This hour was fixed upon as the period when
Chamne was to seize him. He then wrote to
Major Lee, fixing the third day after for a par
ty of dragoons to meet him at Hoboken, where
he hoped to place Arnold in their hands. Eve
ry thing was prepared by Champe and his as
sSciates for the arrest; but this second attempt
wan doomed to fail. On the day preceding the
night fixed for the excution of the plot, Arnold
had removed his quarters to another part of the
city, to superintend the embarkation of troops,
and the American legion was all placed on board
one of the transport ships. And thus it hap
pened that John Champe, instead of having the
glory of delivering Arnold to the Americans,
was safely deposited on board one of the trans
ports, and carried to Virginia. Thus ended
the second attempt of General Washington to
eave the unfortunate Andre. The proceedings
of the Court of Inquiry were laid before a board
of officers, by Sir Henry Clinton, and a depu
tQtion of three persons appointed to waint on
General Washington, and renew the efforts
to save the life of Andre. The negotiation
was conducted by General Robertson for the
British, and by Gen. Greene, for the Americans;
but it produced no change m the opinion and
determination of General Washington.
When the sentence of death was communi
cated to Major Andre, he manifested no sur
prise or concern, having evidently been pre
pared for the result. His only desire seemed
to be, that he might die the death ol a soldier,
and not be hung as a felon. This wish was
jepeated in a most impressive letter to General
Washington, but it could not be. The rules
of ''prirb-visaged War pointed out the gibbet,
and the gentle and pathetic appeals of mercy
could neither change the mode, nor win from
death respite, reprieve, or furlough. 'The time
for execution was fixed for the second ol Uc
tober, at twelve o'clock. Even within a step
of the grave, the elegant accomplishments of
this interesting man contributed to throw a light
veil over the brief future, and enabled him to
leave a sketch, which at this day possesses
great interest. In the ' Trumbull Gallery,' at
Yale college, is a pen-and-ink drawing, taken
by him on the morning of his execution. It is
Ins own likeness, seated at a table in his guard
loom; and was presented to Mr. Tomlinson,
officer of the guard.
The fatal day at length arrived. Andre par
took of his breakfast, which had been sent
every day during his confinement from Wash
ington's own table ; and after having shaved
and dressed, he placed his hat on the table
and said cheerfully to the officer of the guard
that he was ready at any moment. The con
course of people was immense. Nearly al
the general and field officers, except Washing
ton and his staff, were present. Major Andre
walked from the stone house, where he had
been confined, between two subaltern officers
arm in arm. Until his near approach to the
gallows, he Lad believed that his request to be
shot would have been granted ; and the dread-
lul disappointment caused a momentary shud
der He stepped into the wagon beneath the
gallows, and took from his pocket two white
handkerchiefs: with one his arms were loose
ly pinioned, and with the other, after removing
his hat and stock, he bandaged his eyes, with
perfect composure. lie then slipped the noose
over his head, and adjusted it to his neck, with
out any assistance. Colonel Scamniel now in
formed him that he had an opportunity to speak,
if he desired it. He raised the bandage from
his eyes, and said: 1 1 pray you to bear mo wit
ness that I meet my fate like a brave man.' In
another instant, his spirit had passed to the
God who gat e it.
Such was the melancholly fate of a man,
whose rare accomplishments -had procured for
him the friendship and confidence of all to
whom he was known. In ten short days, his
fairest hopes had been blighted, and his
brightest visions dispersed. But it was his
singular fortune to die not more beloved by his
friends, than lamented by his enemies, whose
causo he had sought to ruin, and by whose
hands his life was justly taken. There are
few Americans who can look back upon the
fate of Andre without deep regret. His name
is embalmed in every generous heart; and while
we condemn his great error, and approve the
sentence of his judges, we can truly grieve
that a life of so much promise was destined to
such an ignominious doom.
The remains of Major Andre, which had
been interred within a few feet of the place of
execution, were removed in 1821, under the
direction of Mr. Buchanan, the British Consul
at New-York, and sent to England. They
were deposited in Westminister. Abbey, where"
a monument, erected by order of the king,
marks the last resting-place of Major John
' "When cold in the grave lies the friend thou hast loved,
Be his faults and his follies forgotrhy thee, then;
Or if from their slumber the veil be Temoved,
Weep o'er them in silence, and close it again.'
Arnold received a commission as lieutenant
colonel in the British army, and continued ac
tively engaged during the war against his coun
try. After its termination, he was busily em
ployed in commercial pursuts in the West In
dies, and at last removed to England. But
there, as here, he was shunned and despised
by all honorable men; and after enduring the
pangs of a guilty heart, the mark of scorn, even
in the very land to which he had fled, the poor
miserable outcast sunk to the grave, closing a
life of guilt and shame, 'unwept, unhonorcd and
unsung,' having secured an infamy of fame,
which time can never efface. When all things
else shall be forgotten, then, and not till then,
will Arnold and Treason cease to be regar
ded as sj'nonymous terms:
' O'er his grave shall the raven wing flap,
He, the false hearted ! R. P. T.
Salem, (N. J.,) July, 1640.
Importation of Silk. The Journal of the
American Society states that tho importation of
silk into the United States, during the year end
ing 30th of September, 1839, amounted to near-
y twenty-three millions -of dollars. Compared
with other articles imported, that of silk is one
burth more than tne amount of any other. The
amount of manufactures of cotton imported was
$14,692,397; of iron, $12,051,668; of cloth and
cassimeres $7,078,906; worsted stuffs $7,025,
898; other manufactures of wool, $3,567,161;
one half the value of silks and -worsted stuffs,
$1,169,042; total woollen goods, $18,831,90.
The importation of sugar amounted to S9,924,
632; linon, $6,731,278. So that the importa
tion of silk nearly equals that of woollen and
linen together, and is equal to half of the other
fabrics combined.
The Canal Commissioners. Tho North
American of yesterday, has the following para
graph in reference to the Canal Commission
ers: "The Canal Commissioners must be elected
by the people, or, at least, by the Legislature.
We say mus, -because we believe that the sen
timent has for a long time been steadily gaining
ground that such a change is demanded by the
interests of the Commonwealth, and we believe
tho people will finally insist upon having it ef
fected. The question will also arise whether
the number of Canal Commissioners should not
be increased."
Laconic advice.. Mr. Hillyard, who for 21
years has been the president of the Northamp
tonshire t arming and brazing Society, the an
nual meeting of which was held recently, in
presenting a prize cup to Mr. J. C. Elliot, gave
him the following laconic piece of advice: 'Now,
young man, take this cup, and remember always
to plough deep and drink shallow. Exglish pa
ineiNew lork bun states that mere is a
place in New Hampshire where they never
have any old maids. When a girl reaches 29
and is still on the ladder of expectation, the
young fellows club together and draw lots for
her. Those who are so lucky as to escape, pay
a bonus to the miserable fellow who gets her
There's gallantry for you.
A Littlc Accident occurred to Gen. Harrison
on the 30th ult. He was riding over a part of his
farm through which the tunnel of the Whitewater
Canal passes, in a place which seemed as smooth
and as well covered with grass as any other part of
the field: suddenly he felt his horse sinking, and
thought he was about to fall: the General sprang
from him and alighted upon the hrm ground, and
the horse fell from 15 to 20 feet into a kind of sink
hole, caused bv the tunneling beneath. The Gen
eral escaped without the slighest injury.
Washington Irving, an old personal and po
litical friend of Mr. Van Buren, voted the Whig
ticket at Tarry town, N. Y., the place of his res
idence, on I uesday.
troudslmrg, Pa. Nov. 20, 1840.
Torms, S5,00 in advance ; $2.25, naif yearly ; and $2,50 if not
4JA1UVWU1V . v .111- J CM .
We observe, that the Locofoco papers are
consoling themselves under their disastrous de
feat, with the idea that at the termination of
"Old Tip's" term of service, their party may be
able to resume the reins of government, which
they have so miserably managed. We believe,
that such an idea will prove to be a greater de
lusion, than was the re-election of Martin Van
Buren. It will be recollected that at the Har-
risburg Convention of December last when Gen.
Harrison was nominated for the Presidency, a
very strong vote was given for the nomination
of Winfield Scott of New Jersey, and from,
the favour with which it was even then receiv
ed, it is more than probable he will be the Whig
candidate for the Chief Executive office in 1844.
The Whigs of Easton held a meeting on Fri
day last, at which resolutions were adopted to
celebrate the triumph of the people over the
corrupt cabal at the "White House," by a pub
lic festival and dinner free to all friends of the
"Peoples candidates," on the 21st day of No
vember at 12 o'clock noon. Among the reso
lutions is the following, in which a high compli
ment is paid to our fellow citizens Jonas Han
na and Peter Albert.
Resolved, That a special invitation be given
to the two Democratic Whigs who alone voted
our ticket in Middle Sraithfield township, Mon
roe County.
latest from Salt River.
We give from the U. S. Gazette the follow
ing information which is deeply important to a
very large portion of our fellow citizens, in this
We are happy to state to our Van Buren
brethern that the navigation of Salt river is in
excellent order the whole stream perfectly
bootable. We found it very pleasant coming
down a few dajrs since; and we doubt not that,
all things considered, the upward navigation
will be safe. As it regards the settlement, we
may say, from a great many years' residence,
that it is comfortable and retired. The quar
ters which our party occupied a party piover
bial for making themselves comfortable will
be opened to the Van Buren men, and wo com
mend to them that agreeable philosophy which
we learned and practised m those green retreats;
and as it regards our future movements, we say
that, having rowed up the Salt River our oppo
nents, we reserve the same canoe for ourselves
whenever our country's cause shall so need our
rowing up.
GENERAL JACKSON. It must be ex
ceedingly gratifying to the General, to witness
the entire prostration of the party and princi
ples, which flourished in such palmy pride du
ring his administration. He has lived to wit
ness the condemnation of his Charlatan exper
iments, and the ruin of all the politicians who
have sustained them. The party which he has
so bitterly denounced as Federalists and Abo
litionists havo proved themselves a large major
ity of the People. Gen. Jackson clainw to be
a Democrat, and to bow with implicit deference
to the popular sovereignty. We hope that he
will learn to speak, therefore, with more for
bearance of Log Cabins, Hard Cider and 'such
mummery,' and to entertain a more just estimate
of the character and services of Gen. Harri
son, now that they have been so signally hon
ored by the Democracy of Numbers. N. Y.
To show the way in which the Democracy
of Tennessee have rebuked the indecent at
tempts of General Jackson to slander the repu
tation of "Old Tip," we give the election re
turns of the Hermitage precinct it being the
township in which the Ex-President residos
the votes stood on the 3d November.
Harrison KM
Van Buren 26
The Congressional district is composed of
the counties of Davidson and Wilson, which
havo together given a majority of 2021 for the
cause of Reform. We desire the people of
Monroe to look at the following counties in
Jackson's own State, and see in what light the
democracy of Martin Van Buren U there held
Har. V. B.
Jefferson, 1811 131
Knox, 2096 314
Sevier, 914 40
In Boyd's Creek township, Sevier Co. Har
rison had 130, and Van Buren nothing Beat
that who can.
New Coinage. The U. S. Mint, we see it
stated, is engaged in coining a new dollar. It
is of smaller diameter, and consequently more
convenient than the Spanish coin, and is alto
gethcr better executed.
Tfec Usiion Redeemed.
Actual Kesalts.
The following are the actual results as far
as heard from, making 215 electoral votes for
Harrison, to 30 votes for Van Buren, being 67
more than a majority.
7 ,
V. B.
No. 1. Connecticut,
No. 2. Ohio,
No. 3. Maryland,
No. 4. Rhode Island,
No. 5. New Hampshire,
No. 6.. New Jersey,
No. 7. New York,
No. 8. Pennsylvania,
No. 9. Kentucky,
No. 10. Georgia.
No. 11. Maine,
No. 12. Vermont,
No. 13. Massachusetts
No. 14. Delaware,
No. 15. Louisiana
No. 16. Indiana,
No. 17. Tennessee,
No. 18. Michigan,
No. 19. Virginia,
ABriilianS Victory.
From tho FennsylYania Inquirer.
Our Now Orleans dates are to the seventh.
The friends of Harrison has swept every thing
efore them in New Orleans, whero their ma
jority was
In nine parishes the Harrison majority was
In July last, the Slate polled 16,169, of which
the whig candidates received 9,103, (he loco
foco candidates 7,047, and scattering 19. Show
ing a majority in favor of the whigs, of 2,056.
The N. O. Bulletin says: "Advices trans
mitted during the progress of the election, war
rant us in announcing to our friends that Louis
iana has given a majority for Harrison, larger
by 10 or 1500 than that given for the Congress
ional ticket in July."
Symptoms of Thunder.
By the papers from New Orleans we have
accounts from Mississippi. They indicate that
if Martin has not been beaten in the State, he
has made a very narrow escape. The follow
ing is from the New Orleans Bee:
Warren County. Full returns not received,
but supposed to be two to one majority for the
Washington. The whigs have carried this
county by an overwhelming majority.
Claiborne. Whig majority 217: viz. Grand
Gulf, 38; Port Gibson, 111; Bethel Church, 43;
Rocky Springs, 25.
Jefferson. Rodney gives 100 whig majority.
Adams. In Natchez the vote stood, whigs
615, Loco Focos 300, whig majority 315.
Vicksburg, Tuesday night, 1 1 o'clock,
November 3, 1840.
To the Editors of the N. O. Bee.
Gentlemen: I hasien to inform you of the re
sult of the election in this (Warren) county,
which as you will perceive is "O. K.
Vicksburg box, 392 Whig maj.
Mill Dale, 36 "
Bovina, 68
and two strong whig boxes to hear from, which
will increase the maionty to rising buu, wnicn
we think is pretty loud for a county giving but
1500 votes.
Reports from the interior to-night are highly
cheering. In haste, yours,
Red River Cut-off has gone for Van Buren
by ONE !
Hancock county gives 114 majority for Har
The way Mississippi is going. At Pass
Christian, in Mississippi, out of twenty-seven
votes deposited in the ballot-box, twenty-six
were for Harrison. I he Locofoco who voted
for Van Buren offored tho inspectors ten dol
lars, it is said, for leave to take his vote back
again. N. O. Bui.
A Voice from tiic Xaon's Jhen I
The mail from the South last evening brought
us returns from many counties in biast Tenncs
see. They show a Whig gain in every coun
ty. We have also by the Western mail sever
al counties from Middle and West Tennessee.
They tell of a great majority for " Tippecanoe
and lyler too.' lennessoo is redeemed !
A letter from Nashville, dated the 5th says,
" Present Harrison majority 3,426, being a
gain ol 5,U5d over the vote of 1839, What an
overthrow of tho Radicals! What a rebuke of
the Experimenters !
Tho Whig Congressional majority in the
Boston District is 3054.
From tho New York Express.
We have just received the following hasty
sketch of the Fox Chase, from our friend Ma
jor Downing. The numerous incidents attend
ing such a chase would require, no doubt more
lime and space that he could give it, especially
as he has no other occupations, and has not yet
the franking power. The first Teport of a vic
tory is generally brief the details are left for
more quiet moments:
From the JjOg Cabin If crtli Bend
To my fellow citizens from New Orleans to Down
ingville, and from Salt Water to the Lake Wa
ters, up and down the country and cross wise.
Fellow Citizens Ever since the world
begun all the hunts and chases tell'd on in all
Darts of creation hain't been onlv a mere flea
hunt to the rale Fox chase that has just been com- X
pieieum tnese United States, ivy tne grace oi
God free and independent at last.
It Vina VlAPn L'ttmim r nitAftr UrtT tTlflt fVir tTlH i
last ten years it has been impossible to hatch
egg8 f raise poultry, or to trust any thing at
large of that nature night artcr night and day
arter day nest arter nest and chicken arter
chicken was destroyed by the foxes, and they
got so uuiu a.uu u uidicu at iaai viicy "umu u
come into the poultry-yard in open day, or any
where else, and kept tne hull leather d tribe a
kackling pretty much all the while. At first tho
folks got traps and dogs; but it got so at last,
that the foxes got so numerous, it was jist as
much as a dog's life was worth to attack 'em
and folks began to despair especially as it was
found out that all the younger foxes got their di
rections from one rale sly fox, who as yet never
had been track'd, or trap'd, or driven to his hole;
he was every where, in every State almost at the
same time. And wherever he was reported to
be, there it was found all the other foxe3 was
most knowing and most impudent. So it was
concluded that it was no use to try and trap tho
common run of foxes, but if possible, make a
general rally in all the States, and give chase
to this old fox especially and not give up till
he was run to hi hole, and then dig him out
for it was thought if he was only caught, all the
rest would be pretty scarce. Weil, this matter
being agreed upon, the first thing next to be
don was to select a good long winded lead-1
er of the chase one who would not give out,
and whose horn could be heard furthest. And
so we all agreed upon Old Tip and we got him
pretty well mounted, and he sounded his horn,
and his echoes went up and down rivera and
across valleys, and over mountains, till folks all
sound. and on a given day. they assembled at I i
all their stations, and put in practice the few gen
eral rules of the chase, capering a little round,
and having a few sham chases jest to get nim
ble, and then on a signal from Old Tip's horn,
they all started, and sich a chase as I said afore,
as then began the hull created world has never
before seen for it was an everlasting wide
and long country to chase over, and no one
knowing yet where the fox would first break
kiver, all hands at first went to work beating tht
bush. The first track was struck in Louisiana,
and about 3,000 give chase there and run him
out of that State, and he streaked it away North
as hard as he could clip it, and knowing all the
secret by-ways, escaped till he reached the state
of Maine. The Maine boys were wide awake,
and as soon as they struck his track there, they
raised an almighty shout and headed him off.
He then sheered off to New Hampshire,
where they are pritty much all fox and there
for a spell took breath. But hearing the com
ing shout he struck for Vermont in hopes the
"Green Mountings" would furnish, a kiver but
they were all awake there, and about 8,000 folks
jined in the chase and he remained no longer in
Vermont than he could get out on't. "Well,"
thinks he, "this is pritty tito work, and I'm off
SnnlVi n rrin fnr iVioTr milcJ Via frinrUv In me
there, seeing as how I tell'd all the foxes to be If
, 0 -
cnil to the Southern Chickens'' and so he slipt
along to Georgia.
natur of tho breed, had already called their fox R
hunters together, and on the first show of a track
they all opened and about 5,000 give chase
there in a most noble stile, and he turned tail
and run towards the middle States. In passing
through the old North State of Carolina, he finds
things too wide awake there to stop a minit
and jist so it continued all the way through
Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania though
he bothered the hunters plagily in Pennsylva
nia, for they don't understandybx hunting much
in that State except in a few counties especi
ally in Bucks county, and that is tho reason
why in that county they always have good poul
try and plenty on't. So he continued North.
In Connecticut and Rhode Island thoy gave
him an amazing close run and no time to siop
or double, and ecnamost caught him. As for
Massachusetts, he know pritty well he stood no
chance there, and so you sec but one strait
chase across and taking a bite in New Hamp
shire he tried for New York and run considera
ble well and comfortably along the Hudson, but
such a howl as met him in the west was ashiv
erer for him and he sheered off for Ohio, but
that was out of tho frying pan into tho hot ashes
and looking around him and seeing all ready
in the States somt 10,000, some 15,000, some
more, some less scouring the country and pru
pared to track thinks he "its no use t(Kq
victor belongs the spiles' was the doctrjue. of mvll
Jlljr uiiu x in a a a ucu u lui 41, tu HIU last
and ho made a dead track; to. the Log Cabin nl
the North Bend with about 30.0QQ Buckeyes
arter him and Old Tip at the, hear on'em. 1
was standing nea.r the dpor and I seed him com
ing, and now thinks I here goes far Log Cub
in mercy and hospitality and I opened the doof
and in he streak'd and just then up came Oi l
Tip all of a lather. "He is safe," says I, "Gi
eral we havo got him snug at last,"
"Woll," says the Ginerai to his friends, "fv

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