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ration, defeated Washington's device for pro
tracting the trial that the consequence was his
condemnation, and within twenty four hours his
eecution---one strong motive for ex'crtion in the
capture of Arnold died awav. Nevlertheess, the
letters which 1 received from camp urged mc to go
on: and as I obtained, through the same channel,
permission even to join the British army; should
other measures fail to accomplish my purpose,
I no longer hesitated to close with Sir Henrv
Clinton's proposah 1 accepted the rank of Scr
geant in Arnold's legion of traitors and became
domesticated, as you know, in Arnold's family.
" K 1 were to attempt to make you feel any
portion of the excitement under which 1 la
boured during the period of my sojourn in New
"York, I should utterly waste my labour. My
communications with the spies were necessar
ily lrequent; yet they were carried on with a de
gree of secrecy and caution which not only pre
vented your people from obtaining any suspi
cion of them, but kept each man from coming
to the knowledge that the other was in my con
fidence. Of the political and military informa
tion which I forwarded to General Washington,
it is needless to say much : it was so cmplete,
that there scarcely occurred a conversation
over Clinton's dining-tablc there never arri
ved nor departed a ship, or regiment, or an in
dividual there never was formed a plan, nor
a plan abandoned of which 1 did not contr.ive
to obtain an accurate report, and to transmit it
to headquarters. But it was the project fur
seizing Arnold, which most deeply engaged my
attention. Several schemes wore brought for
ward and for that purpose; till at last the fol:
lowing, which but for an accident must have
succeeded, was matured. "The house in
which Arnold dwelt was situated, as you doub
less recollect, in one of the principal streets of
tne city, wniie its garden extended ou one side,
along an obscure lane, from which it was se
parated by a close wooden rail-fence. I found
that every night before going to bed, Arnold
was in the habit of visiting that garden, and I
immediately resolved what to do. Working
after dark, I undid a portion of tho fence, and
placing it up again so nicely, that no cursory
examination would have sufficed to detect the
spot where the breach had been made, I warned
my associate that he should provide a boat in
the Hudson, manned by rowers in whom he
could trust; 1 then furnished myself with a gag,
and appointed a night when my confederate
should' be admitted within the garden, so that
we might together seize and secure our pray.
Every thing was done as I wished. Major
Lee was informed of the state of our prepara
tions, and directed to come down with spare
horses and an escort, to a spot on the river
which I named. How often have I regretted
Bmce, that 1 should have set thus deliberately
about the business! There occurred twenty
opportunities, of which, had I been less anx
ious to accomplish my purpose, I might have
availed myself. But I permitted them to pass,
or rather, felt myself unable to lake advantage
of them, because I had judged it imprudent to
lceep less trusty agents too often on the alert.
So, however, it was to be.
' Time passed; and now, a few hours only
intervened between thb final adjustment of the
details of our project and its accomplishment.
Lee was on the stir, wa3 willing to haz
ard all; the boat's crew was provided, and their
btation pointed' ouL It 'was our purpose to
seize Arnold unawares, to thrust the rarinto his
mouth, and placing eaeh of us an arm within
that of our prisoner, to hurry him thiough the
least frequented of the streets towards the quay, j
We were to represent him as a drunken sol-J
dier, whom we were conveying to his quarters, j
should any person meet or question us. Butt
the traitor's star prevailed. That very morn-
' l ? r ' .1 - - .
jug, au orucr was issueu lor me lmmeuiate em
barkation of the legion, and L was" hiirricd on
board ship without having had time so much as
to warn Major Lee that the whole arrangement!
was blown up.
" I have told my talc, for all that remains for
me to stale, you can easily guess. Disappoint
ment, mortified, not absolutely free from ap
prehensions on the score of personal safety, I
must have appeared to you, when wo first be
came acquainted, an exceedingly ill-conditioned
fellow. But you will do me the justice to
remember, that lime wrought his customary
healing effects with my temper, and that long
before we landed in Virginia, I was myself
again. Of course, you know that I deserted
from you. No power on earth would have ev
rr induced me to lift a hand against my coun
trymen of that I was quite determined yet. I
judged it wise to take the earliest opportunity
of escaping; and I did so. My progress through
the upper parts of Virginia and a portion of
iAuriu Carolina, was ci,ceeuxi.giy uuzuruuus;
for independently of the risk of capture which
1 ran from straggling parties of your troops, I
felt that even among my own people I was not
pafe. Nevertheless I gained our army unin
jured soon after it had pass.ed the congaree,
and at once hastened to the position of my own
corps. There my reception was of the most
ratifying kind, Lee, now a lieutenant-colonel
caused the legion to muster, and slated public
ly under what orders I had acted. General
Greene, likewise, treated me very kindly, and
.Mii me forward to Washington, from whom I
received much more both of praise and rccom
ppnsc than my unaccomplished services men
tioned. But he would not permit me to con
tinue in the army. He reminded me, that to
he taken by ihe enemy would be followed by
certain death; and presenting mc with, my dis
tharge, accompanied the act by a donation so
munificent, ihat I have never since known what
i: is to bo in want. The winding up of all,
ixthat I married a wife, sat myself down in
this beautiful district, awd have been so fortu
nate a to give. shelter in his hour, of ueed, to
:ut ofhecr under whom 1 rsom'etfl omy long
efidWh to be taught that even tlie British uni-
form can cover a manly. and'gencrous heart."
Such was Champe's story. I heard it to an
end with much intere'st, assured him. that he
should no longer hold a mean place in my esti
mation, and having thanked both him and his
partner for their kindness, resumed my journey.
Stroudsbwrjj, Pa. Eec. 3, IS 10.
Terms, $2,00 in" advance; $2.25, naif yearly ; and $2,50 if not
raid bcfoc Ihc end of the year.
"A Saib-TTreasiirer ec&jnpcd.
The Mobile Journal says The. late Post
master of New Orleans has, according to the
reports of the papers of that city, started for
Texas, both a defaulter to Government and an
absconding debtor to individuals He has car
ried off considerable property with him, and
his creditors have started in pursuit, with hopes
of overtaking him. His name is McQueen.
The New Orleans Eulletin says " Wo
learn that the Government is not tbe only suf
ferer from the Swartwouling of the late Post
Master of this citv. Private individuals are
taken in for largo amounts. Several creditors
of the absconding defaulter have started in hot
pursuit, and some 'hopes are entertained of
overtaking him before passing the -confines of
The Harrisburg Reporter says " The pro
secution for libel and assault batterv between
Messrs. Barclay and Col. McBlwee, and some
of our contemporary printers were compromised.
The case of the Commonwealth on the informa
iton of James Cameron against Henry Mont
gomery, editor of the Chronicle, for libel, was
postponed. The alleged charge against Mr.
Montgomery ,-is'his- having published Mr. Cam
eron as having inflicted severe injury upon Mr.
Middleton, editor of the Examiner, at Lancas
ter, for exercising the right of suffrage at the
last election. Mr. Cameron was before the
grand jury, (who found a true bill) and we are
informed stated on oath that he was not con
cerned in the matter, and would allow the de
defendant to go into a full investigation of the
A deep and solemn sensation was" yesterday
morning produced throughout our community
by the general circulation of the melancholy
intelligence that Mr. Nathaniel Prime, the
well known banker of this city, had on Thurs
day afternoon put an end to his existence, at
his residence near the foot of 86th street, by
cutting his throat from' ear to ear. It appears
that since his retiracy from business his mind
had become very sensibly affected, owing pro
bably to its unwonted relaxation from the cares
and excitements of business, and the infirmi
ties of age he having reached the ripe age of
73 years. A deep melancholy at times settled
upon his mind, and he .became greatly addicted
to view all things under a gloomy coloring.
He particularly broded over the unfortunate sit
uation in which business generally has been
throughout the country for some time past;
though in relation to his own affairs he was
perfectly independent and beyond the reach of
On Thursday he as usual rods down to the
city, and appeared throughout the morning in
as good a slate of health and spirits as usual;
and returning home between one and two
o'clock, P. M., he retired to his bedroom. Tlie
next that was seen of him, Mrs. Prime found
him lying dead on "the floor of an adjoining
room, with his throat cut from car to ear. It
appeared, upon au examination of tho rooms,
that after retiring to his chamber, Mr. Prime
laiddown upon his bed, and engagfid himself
in reading his prayer book, which was lying
open upon the bed, and his spectacles by its
side. In front of the looking glass at which it
was his custom to shave he sppears to have
committed the ' fatal deed, as a pool of blood
was found there. From thence he walked into
the adjoining room, placed his razor in its case,
and fell-or laid down upon the floor, and died,
where lie was found by his shocked and afflic
ted wife. Doctors Baily and Delafield were
sent for wirh the urmost despatch, but all was
over before he was first discovered. The
wOtind he inflicted as all of five inches in
length, and completely severed the windpipe.
The Coroner yesterday held an inquest on view
of the body, and tfie jury found a verdict that
he had committed suicide during a temporary'
derangement ol mind, produced by indisposi
tion. in. y. fcuii.
Prentice says that when Dr. Dun
can heard that a barrel of whiskey
had been set on lire in honor of his
defeat, he exclaimed -'the"" fiscally
Whigs have burned me in effigy."
FOn THE JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICAN.
v The following lines contain an excellent trib
ute of praise to the Holy Bible Within a small
compass, they present some of the principal
properties which the oracles of God possess,
which no other book onearth can justly claim
properties peculiar to itself. The facts, that
the Bible is the inspired word of God, that by
it, God as really speaks to man now, as he did
formerly to the prophets, patriarchs, and apos
tles, that it contains all the direct information
that God will ever furnish to the world, and all
that is necessary to niake man wise to salvation
place the Bible apart from, and elevate it far,
infinitely far above, all other books.
Holy Bible, Book divine!
Precious treasure! thou art mine;
Mine, to tell me whence I came;
Mine, to teach me "what I am:
Mine, to chide me when I rove;
Mine, to show.a Saviour's love; -
Mine art thou, to guido my feet;. .
Mine to judge, condemn, acquit,
Mine to comfort in distress, . . . V
If tho Holy Spirit bless;;
Mine to show by living faith',' .
Man can triumph over death.
Mine to tell of joys to come ' "
jlnd the rebel sinner's doom; "
0 thou precious book divine, .
Sacred treasure, thou art mine.
A readffwl Story.
ABDUCTION OF WHITE GIRLS FROM NEW YORK.
The New York Sun contains the particulars
of a most painful rumor in relation to the kid
napping of some fifteen or twenty young white
women from that city, and of their captivity
anions the native chiefs of the slave coast of
Africa. The Sun says
" For the lasi two or throe years, several
vessels have left this port whose appearance
was any thing but mercantile, and general ru
mor called them pirates some came nearer
the truth, and rightly called them slavers. It
is said that one of these vessels assumed the
character of a passenger packet, bound to N.
Orleans and Havana, and tho captain, by the
aid of a person well known in this city, went
to the Points, and also to the other infected
districts of our city, and addressing themselves
to the best looking girls, tendered them a free
passage, and even went so far as to give them
new dresses, trinkets, &c. The poor girls
were taken on board in the stream, in detach
ments, and every thing was given to them to
render their position comfortable, and commit
ted to the care of a matron, who assumed the
character of the captain's wife. Thus freighted,
the vessel left our waters and: reached Havana
in- a few days. There the unsuspecting girls
wero informed" that they could not then land,
because the authorities of the island had order
ed the vessel to be quarantined at Matanzas.
In a few days she sailed apparently bound to
Matanzas, but in truth her sails were spread
for the coast oT Africa on-a slaving expedi
tion. The length of the voyage, created some un
easiness, which, however, was quieted by the
good usage and continued frolic of the whole
party. On their reaching the coast, prepara
tions having been made for their arrival, they
were sent on shore, and, as the painful rumor
says, they were exchanged by these abductors,
with the chiefs, for slaves, and one young white
woman was exchanged for 50 prime negroes.
The whole party was thus instantly sent into
the interior of Africa as the slaves of the chiefs,
perhaps never to hear from their own land
agaiir. This account is said to have reached
this city by the capture of one of the war par
ties, in which two of the white girls were, who
were owned by the chief, and who gave a let
ter to be sent to the coast, narrating the man
ner of their abduction and captivity. We trust
that this letter may turn out a fabrication, be
cause we would hope that tho accursed love of
gold has not driven any of our sailors to such
an infamous and diabolical traffic as that of
poor unfortunate women. At the time these
vessels were leaving, a rumor of the kind was
afloat, but it was thought rather idle, and we
sincerely trust that this whole matter may be
only one of Madame Rumor's brood.
Political Courtship. The New
York Sunday Mercury tells the folio w
ing Yankee anecdote: Jonathan walks
in, takes a seat, and looks at Sukey.
Sukey 'rakes up the lire,' blows out
the candle, and dont look at Jonathan.
Jonathan hitches and wrigorles about
in his" chair, and Sukey sits perfectly
still. . At length Jonathan musters
courage and speaketh 'Sewke?'
'Well Jonathan.' 'I love you like pi-
zen and sweetmeats.' 'Dew tell!
'It's a fact and no mistake wi will
now will ve have me, Sewke?'
'Jonathan Hrggins, what am your pol
itics?' 'I am for VanBuren, straight.1
'Well, sir! you can march straight hum,
cors I wont have no body that aint ior
Harrison that's flat.' 'Three cheers
for old Tip!' sung out Jonathan.
'That's your sort!' says Sukey, 'when
shall we be married, Jonathan?' . 'Soon
as oid Tip is elected
York county, (Pa.) has a. population of 47,-'003.
.It must be.conceded that no-man. ever enme
intb tho Presidential chair under better auspices
for making himself really useful to and popular
with the people than those which characterize
the ascendency of Gen. Harrison. Possessing
as he does in advance the confidence of his own
party, rtnd receiving as he does a large majority
not only of tho electoral but the popular vote,
he will" occupy high and honorable ground at
the commencement of his official career; and
when is added to this life fact that he possesses
great experience in public affairs, and an ac
knowledged sound and discriminating judge
ment, what has he to ff.ar so long as he makes
his country's good his chief object and aim?
Moreover, he stands pledged to hold his office
for only a single term, and consequently has no
need of asking himself whether this or that
measure will best promote his own personal in
terest or ambition. His place is one of high
responsibility, most unquestionably; but let his
acts satisfy the American people that they are
founded in honest motives, and that, however
he may err in judgement on some minor points,
still he has at heart the great principles of civil
freedom and the best interests of the country
let him convince them of this, and we know
ihy- are too generous not "to pardon something
to the spirit of liberty."
General Harrison must, if he values his own
fame, prove himself the ruler of the people, and
not the leader of a party. He must discard at
once the noisy and clamorous set of parasites
who make politics a trade, and whose delight it
is to bask in the sunshine of Executive favor.
He must select his advisors and persons to fill
the minor offices under the government, not from
among the noisy demagogues, and not on ac
count of partisan services rendered, but from"
the substantial "bone and sjnew" of the people.
Nay, more, he musi strive to do away sectional
jealousies and discontent, and adapt his meas
ures to "the greatest good of the greatest num
ber." A steady perseverance in such a course
will disarm party spirit of all its present bitter
ness, reconcile apparently conflicting interests,
create a fellow-feeling where now animosities
prevail, and enable the country to go on in the
careerof glory and prosperity which destiny
seems to have marked out for it. Boston Notion.
A Murder in New Jerey.
A few days since, Mr. Alfred D. Myers,
store keeper at the English neighborhood, N.
J., was found lying dead in his store, with sev
eral severe bruises on his face, head, and body,
and a handkerchief tightly tied about his neck.
The coroner's jury found that he had come to
his death by violence. The perpetrator or
perpetrators were not known, and, as far as we
could learn, were unsuspected. A cloak sup
posed to belong to the murderer, has been found
in the store. Pa. Inq.
GONE TO CUBA. Among the passengers in
the Ohristoval Colen for Havana, we notice the
name of Mr. F. P. Blair, editor of the Washington
W(i nresume that he has been disgusted
witti tne "extraordinry results "oi tne uctooer ana i
i "extraordinry results "of the October and
iNovemuer elections; ana is aisposeu to seeKa lanu
of political opinion more congenial to his own than
those entertained by a majority of the American
People. It may be, however, that he has been
selected as a suitable individual to marshal another
battalion of bloodhounds for the exterpation of
Florida Indians. A more appropriate office could
not have been confided to him. We hope that his
sojourn in a land of Sub-Treasuries and Hard Mo
ney may render him better pleased with the institu
tions under which our country had flourished for
half a century, and which he and his associate con
spirators have labored so diligently to destroy.
Capture of a Bear.
The skill of the Mexican rancheros
in- throwing the larriat, or slip noose,
is an exciting subject of remark and
admiration among travellers in that
country. In a late Houston Morning
Star, we find the following, incident,
related to the editor by a recent trav
eller. While crossing a large prairie,
with only a Mexican servant in com
pany, he discovered at a distance in
advance of them a bear, of the largest
kind. The animal was making long
strides for a distant piece of timber,
when the Mexican observing him,
seized his larriat, and prepared for a
chase. Putting spurs to-his'liorse, he
soon overtook brum, and with no arms
but his larriat he commenced the at
tack. At the first throw the fatal
noose, with unerring accuracy, encir
cled the animal's neck; but before it
could be drawn sufficiently tight, he
pushed it off with his paws, and turn
ed upon his. enemy. The rope was
recovered in an instant throwing
again with equal accuracy the horse
at the same time was wheeled and
put to his speed. This lime the move
ments were too quick for bruin.. He
immediately found himself rolling and
fumbling along the ground in a man
ner altogether surprising, while every
struggle to disengage himself from the
thraldom only rendered it worse. In
this manner, the animal was fairly
choked down: and when the gentle
man caire up ho dismounted and eas
ily despatched him with his - knife.
Jv. O. Picayune.
JIavewe beest fcousZit u by SSrifoSs
" Britain,- with her powerful but insidmj.
influence, always successful when purpos-!.
directed tua particular object, determined iipm
a reversal of our government policy, and
tools and-cormorants here have obeyed ihe be
hest. We are defeated: Tbe force' of fraud
and falsehood has thrown us in a . nominal mi
nority, much 'to our disappointment" and re
So says the New Era of this morning, in be
wailing the overihrow of the Van Buren Ad
ministration.. In the very breath that the log
cabins and hard cider and Tippecanoe songs
of the Whigs are denounced as a disgusting
humbug, the preposterous assertion is made thai
the recent political revolution in this country
has been effected, not by the American people,
but by Britain !
Let us look at the propriety of this charge a
moment. If the monied aristocracy of Britain
(who, by the way know as much of the poli
tics of the United Stales as the people of the
mvon) were really desirous of affecting a change
in our government, what would be the cheap
est and most obvious plan they could adopt for
the attainment of such an end I It is a noto
rious fact that many of the parishes and poor
houses in England and Ireland annually dis
gorge upon our shores thousands of unprofita
ble emigrants. Many thousands of a better
class, but at the same tiiue needy, and, for the
must part, uneducated, come of their own ac
cord. Would not the foreign conspirators
against our liberties, knowing the ease with
which the elective franchse may be obtained
here, naturally select these people as their
agents at the ballot boxes 1 Would thev not
engage them, before they quitted their shores,
by present compensation and promise of more,
to be the instruments of carrying their designs
into effect 1
Now the fact will not be disputed that near
ly nine -tenths of ihe foreigners among us vote
the administration ticket, and it follows as a
necessary deduction, that British gold, if em
ployed at all, is employed in buying up British
bom citizens and noi native Americans. The
administration men must either contend that
the former are not to be bribed, while the latter
are a venal and mercenary race, or they must
admit the justice of our position. Inasmuch as
the American is generally in a less destitute
condition than the emigrant, we think, philo
sophically speaking, that the chances arc in
favor of bribing the latter.
With deference to the New Era, we think
that the men whose ancestors bled in the cause
of freedom, and who have enjoyed all their
lives long the chartered liberties of our nlorious
Constitution, are quite as likely to refuse to
barter them for British gold as tho3e persons
would be who have been born under British in
stitutions, who have imbibed British prt-j ldices
and who have left behind' them in Britain, ties
of kindred and of association, which ought, un
der all chances, to incline their hearts toward
their native land.
But what a ridiculous aspersion upon the
people oi mis young ana migMy anil l.mucn-
republic it is to say they have been bought
up by one of the tottering, debt-ridden dynas
ties of the old world! What an idea! that tho
aristocrats of England, instead of relieving their
own starving mechanics and hungry laborers
instead of scattering their superfluous farthings
among the riotous radicals and Chartists who
are threatening to cut their throats, should
send to this free and bountiful land to buy up
the doubtful votes of our thriving and well-fed
burghers! And for what. alas! it passes our
philosophy to tell.
Away, then, with the wretched cant, the pre
posterous lie, the bloated absurdity, that Britain
has elected General Harrison President of these
United States that "Britain has reversed our
governmental policy." It is a dirty libel on the
American people on the American Consttn
tionon human nature itself; a libel, which
none but idiots could credit, and which none
but knaves and fools could have invented. N.
Y. New World.
The Hon. George M. Dallas in
a letter addressed to John Willis, Esq.
of Virginia, dated August 29th, 18-10,
"I shall be surprised if Pennsylva
nia does not give Mr. Van Buren a
majority exceeding twenty thousand,
my mioTwatioii justifies a confident ex
pectation o.jthe same enlightened pa
triotism from" New Jersey, Maryland,
Delaware, and even North Carolina."
"Of Maine, N. HAMPSHIRE,
Massuchusetts, New York, and Ohio,
our friends send us accounts which
relieve us from every apprehension! '
The Honorable gentleman was a
little unfortunate in his selection: oi;t
of the ten States he named, Mr. Ya;.
Buren has carried one. What lyin ;
"friends" Mr. Dallas must have hat.
The Boston Post says, there is some fun al i
the whigs, after all. On a ba.nnor in a w.. ;
convention, held somewhere "out vet,M
K. K. K. K. K.
Kinderhook Kandidattt Kant Koine it Kwiic.
The Whigs behave ery well about their vi
tory they were as polite mid' good-nattu-. .
yesterday as gentlemen need to bo, and the uYr
ocrats evinced that cheerfulness which ever
companies a conscientious charge of duty.
. IpTho Methodists in Michigan mm.',