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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 CJ O 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. JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICAN 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 Texas." 2LIJc3 Cases. 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 case. XSepIorable Suicide. 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 ordinary contingency. 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. t- Holy Bible, Book divine! Precious treasure! thou art mine; Mine, to tell me whence I came; Mine, to teach me "what I am: '- t 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. President-.Ilas'risbia. ' .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 Globe 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 gret 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, said: "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 the following: 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.', over 11,000.