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Un-re was no longer room to store them. In
ffition to these two armies, a third was assrm
ng near Thermopylae, consisting of several bo
s ot men from the provinces of European I ur
„ We find little account of the preparations
»king by the Greeks to resist this formidable
_evasion. It is said that there is still a want of
üirmonv and subordination among them, and ttial
masses has made an offer to join the Turks m.
Hfimlitinn ofthe arrears doe to his corps of 2500
Sr :. being discharged. It does not appear t hat
ffie offer was accepted, and it may Ijk doubted
--Hhether it was made. It is certain however that
has not performed those exploits which rumor
attributed to him, aml that the plan of carry
the seat of war out of the I'eloponessus was
■%*ver executed
Mrrhe Egyptian
ofvesssels.tv
fleet, consisting of forty-three
, of which were superb frigates.
»der the command of Gibraltar, had sailed from
^Alexandria", having on board a body of 6000 troops
Istined for Candia. It stopped at the island ot
«hones, where some excesses were committed by
the Egyptian troops It had sailed again on the
July. It was said that the viceroy of Egypt
bed undertaken the particular charge ot reducing
^ .sland of Candia. The plague at Alexandria
Sd subsided. The Greeks continued in posses
3L tt u f the interior of the country, but the 1 urks
were in possession of four principal places, Can
I®, Kettimo, Cause, and Sude. The Egyptian
.ftlct was seen on the full July near the islands o
ajfoience, and it was supposed that it would land
i troops in Candia about the 29tlt
„lucli is the picture of lhe affairs ol Greece as
fib drawn from a variety of articles in these pa
3b s vve hope it may prove a taise picture.—
Xti have no doubt that the accounts ar- exagge
..n i in some of their details IVe shall give
bmie translations, containing further particulars
«realter.
of
nity
gass;
ing
is
in
the
Crcklty. —It is Computed that about
■d to Scio, and tha' fur
«Traun
■»00 Greeks have retiir
ilcr excesses have been committed on some ot
«Se Greeks who have thus returned. A letter
llXim that island, among other instances of cruelty
Hhnost iinparrallelled, stales the following " A
Ofiferson informed me a tew days since, that lie saw
fclhi head of a Greek severed from his body with
Bho other instrument than a blunt knife, whils* tJlc
the poor wretch was struggling in agony, under*
Rloing such unheard of barbarity ; this poor man
|'%as not secured in any way, the executioner
umerely standing, over him, holding him witli his
■Hinds iitul k iu*es."
of
to
a
lo
ly
a
e
■ I. i, Wilh feelings °fT
■tutenant XVilliam^II. Watson,' who died at in
tli .mson's Island on tlie 13th of September of
Ae prevailing fever, after a severe sickness oi a
jjfcurdays. Lieut. Watson succeeded in the c >m
Sand of the John Adams, in the p-.ice ot Capt.
enshaw, who Ind left that ship to return to the
luted states Few men were entitled to more
espect and esteem, and few losses have caused
bore general regret, than that ot this distinguish
...? OI *o?l»?s^gfory t he'is* 5 witched uwayTjy the
sant haml of death, and leaves another name toL
^r d W.d"m^Ä^Ä
i tlie memories of his countrymen, Watson will
iot be forgotten ; for it was he who so K^? r *^ us ' | l
i^verwhelming force'of ph'Ailcal'^Vbooter»? *"
I "
■ IMPORTAN T I ROM SPAIN. *
•> Bt/ thin Bay's Mail.
I 'By tlie sliip James Cropper, arrived at
qjN. York, Paris dates to the 1st Sept, and
jVladrid ofthe 27th Aug. have been ''ll'
■eived.
This arrival confirms tlie account ol
lhe French having been defeated in an at
,«uck on Cadiz; and brings information
raiiglily honourable to Spain, which induces
aSis° to believe that she will yet triumph
Hbver her invaders. The Gibraltar papers
ßof the 3d of Sept, received by the above
({arrival, gives the following as tlm aonda.
which the French were willing tu
^withdraw their troops and conclude a
Hp eace .
I 1. That Spain shall constitute a Senate
mof Nobles, upon the plan of the house ol
■Teers in V ranee or Kngiand.
1 2 ' Th *. ki r!S to !'ir , a v . et0 , u [' on M
|laws as the kings ol Kngiand and Fronce^
Hand to have the command ol tlie armies
the administration ofthe public force
5in full.
-S 3. The parochial clergy and episcopacy|forth
||of Spain to receive a sufficient stipend :
lljfcBishops not less than 10,000 dolls, annu
■fc'ly nor parochial dergy less than 8000
1 dolls. And this to be secured in land,
and not to be dependant upon annual sup
^®.ply.
*4. The Inquisition to be abolished.
5. Tlie Press to be free, but to be re
sponsible.
I 6. A perfect amnesty of all that has
passed on both sides.
t ivuvsAa^ , WeVoYiev S),
B\Ve cannot gratify our readers with an officia
flÉAtt nient ofthe votes given at the election; but
Hn merely state that the federal candidate, Mr.
tnuel Painter, has been elected Governor bv
ajority for Mr.
as 932, and in Kent, 73- Mr.
The
majority of 299 votes,
inter in Sussex, w . .
i/.zard had in .New Castle county a majority ot
16 votes.
01)111
inns on
... I ,, , . , ..
hive days were allowed to decide on
■■■these proposals, at the expiration ol which,
IPIfthe King was not liberated, an attack
was to be commenced, and no terms would
afterwards be listened to, but uncondi
... tionul surrender.
_ The following is said to be the. King's
IWStS ,„j„
■ personal liberty until the appear anceoï
■ the French troops into Spain.
■ _ 2. That (lie blood which has been shed
,in this unjust war, will recoil upon the
head of Louis XVIII. anil all Frenchmen.
3. Tha: they are responsible before God
for all the evils that may happen either to
I Ferdinand or his family 1
4 That the Kino- relies ronfidenHo
I upon the intervention of England. ^
A despatch is stated to have immedi-nity
'w
■ ately directed the Duke d'Angouleme to
■ attempt to take Cadiz, come what may.
English Crops. —The New York Daily
lAdvertiscr states, that they have carefully
examined their files of English papers to
I'he 27th of August, and liml that tlie wca
Pher up to that time contined generally
and
good. A part of the wheat crop had been
gathered, and was of fair average quality, tion
Their Liverpool advices of the 25th, state,
that in consequence of the favourable f ur
change of the weather which has taken 2 5
place within the last few days the corn ~ h
market had become extremely dull, and
the few sales eflected in wheat, has been the
at a reduction of 3d per bushel. There py
had been a fair demand for Flour in bond
for shipment, and some parcels of sour
had been sold at 20 to 21s. per barrel. j
A letter received in Philadelphia, dated
Dublin. A uw. 14. îiives tlie follows account
ofthe crops in that country: -We will
have a very late harvest, and if the wea
tlier does not take up soon, we must have
a very unproductive one ; ami though we
had only three weeks of warm sun (say
from 1st to 21st of June,) the appearance
at present is pretty good, though lar back.
The Thermometer stands at night at 45
to 50, through the (lay 50 to 60, which heat
is not sufficient to ripen the fruits ot the
earth."
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TO THE EDITORS OF THE WILWIN'OTONIAW.
Gentlemen.—It has been known for a number
of years, to Chemist», that lime lias a great affi
nity for carhunic-acid-gass, and wilt immediately
absorb from five to six hundred times its bulk of
gass; giving an easy and speedy means of destroy
ing this deleterious gass, when collected in the
bottom of wells : yet this fact is not so generally
known, but that accidents frequently occur in
cleaning out wells, where the damp, (as this gass
is commonly called,) has collected at the bottom.
Having lately seen the beneficial effects of lime,
in clearing wells of this gass, 1 shall briefly state
the facts :.s they occurred.
The overseer at the I'oor House cleaned out
ot
A
tJlc , we jj > an ,Iputan e w pump in it,the latte-r end
his
of last month ; but previous to venturing down, he
thought it prudent to let down a burning candle
to ascertain whether there was not carbonic acid
gass in it ; and before the 'candle had got within
twelve feet of the bottom, it went out, as xud
dculy, as if water had been poured on it.
a peck of fresh lime was then lowered down
lo the bottom in a bucket, whilst in the uct of
slacking ; a candle was then let down immediate
ly after, but went out at the distance ot fifteen
liiet from the bottom, owing to the gass being ex
panded by the heat from the lime; but, by the
time the candie could be lighted and let down
again, the well became entirely cleared, and it
decended to the bottom with a clear bright (lamei
die peck of lime in the interval having absorbed
a column of carbonic-acid-gass, 3 feet in diame
e and 12 feet high
you wiff give this publicity by inserting i.
at in your paper, it may he the means ofoommuni
of eating a hint that may save a fellow creature from
oi a premature grave.
>m- Yours, respectfully. - -
wilmincton. October 3d, 1823.
the ' _
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About
but
bv
Mr.
ot
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FOR THE WII.MINGTONIAN.
Gentlemens l had declined saying any*
thing more upon the subject of the Chesa
toL ea ^ e an j Delaware Canal, knowing that
newspaper communications have but little,
if any, impression upon the mind9 ol the
' | l people, and particularly so, when such
communications are but a repetition of
what has been once or twice communica
* j cdt Upon perusing your paper of the
25th September, I there observed a long
essay upon this subject, purporting to be
re ply to a piece signed A. Z. which ap
peared in the Watchman some time in Ju
i v | as t.
J . .
1 llla herculean writer, appears to l aw
assumed the very appropriate title ot ' i in
for,' which means, a traveller. But I must
acknowledge, after perusing attentively
| ds cmntm , n ication, that I think he has not
trave || ed v „ ry deop j„ ( | lc labyrinths of
> from the time he has been
tu . ^ J .. ..
a occupied in preparing Ins essay lor the
press (which being upwards ot two months,
we might suppose that he has been travel
ol ling, seeking information upon the subject:
particularly so, when we advert to the
M facts and strong arguments he has pro
favour ° 0 r t , IB Christiana route.
IUL '- U 11
* b ' 8 writer reminds me of tlie la le o
(the mountain in labour having brought
a v,wasp. After toiling and labour
: j n g f or upwards of two months, lie lias not
p ,. odl | Ccd one sound argument in favour
(jf i(h the plan or the route for this
' 1 .
cana ' P roceei
Viator, in the course of his preambula
tions must have met with his friend A. B.
re
has
who has reminded him of the musquetaes,
bullfrogs, miasma, i$ - c. that exist on the
St. George's marshes, as he mentions in
the first section of his essay; that the only
on Z. in supporting the lower route
,llm 01 "••*'• 111 su rF m » 11 c 1
is to dispose of a parcel ot cripple or
marsh, if not by selling, to give it away,
Mark here the policy of A. Z. devising
plans to give away his marsh! Viator
J. nu , d nevar i iave travelled over the St.
««« marshes, or h. crUlSl, would
have lia,i a rather more favuu ™ ble 0 P' n <'><>
of them, than to think that the 'only ob
ject' of the owners in getting the canal on
the that route, is to give away their marshes,
He must think that tlie unfortunate
God ? are { u agsailed bv
to 6,8 °f those mars us, are so assailed by
musquetoes and bullfrogs, that they are
perfectly blind and dumb to their own in
^ terest, and would rejoice at an opportu
immedi-nity of giving away property, that is upon
an average worth 50 dollars per acre. If
land worth this sum is considered by Via
tor, an incumbrance, I can inform him that
it is not so, by the owners of it, whose ob
ject in bestowing it to the canal Company,
was pure liberality, and a desire to sec
this important work get into operation,
to
to
wca
and flourish; and that, in the only 8
They
the
say,
fore
to
ject,
"
a
has
,
e
tion between tbe two bays that promises
permanency, and public utility,
ur t ber considered, that if a saving of about
5 0 000 dollars could be effected between
h ' of , and and water rights on
expences ui .aim a,
the two routs, that they would be the hap
py instruments of partially rendering the
company such a service,
Viator goes on to state that, "Wilming
on a population of G000 inhabitants,
aml a ; , al of li0 00,000 of dollars, and
* _ . f p
with the manufacturing district of Bran
dywine, with an equal amount of capital
invested in Mills &c. £re entitled to more
consideration than swamps and marshes,"
tnore especially, he says, when more than
^o,000 dollars has been already expend
ill
ed in cutting a feeder for the Christiana
canal.
it is saying, that because the Company 20
years ago, imprudently expended 100,000
dollars, of the capital in jmrtialhj cutting
a feeder for the canal, that they should
now, to regain that sum in this more en
lightened day, expend the whole amount
of stock subscribed, and as much more,
clearing out that old feeder, preparing
reservoirs, darns, locks, cutting the canal,
&.C. and probably in 20 years hence, see
the whole work abandoned ("/or a dry
another writer has told us,) and
This is sound reasoning really
in
juke," as
have the mortilicatiun to view their exca
vations nearly replenished with earth, and
grown up with trees, as they can now sec
on the old feeder. And further, that the
canal ought to empty into the Christiana,
" because Wilmington and Brandywine,
have such a capital, and a population con
sisting of sober, industrious people, who
thrive by attention to their own business."
And who, from their conveniences of ma
nufacturing flour, as Viator tells us, would
toll from 500,000 bushels of
rece | Ve a
w , )eat before it R()t to phil a elphia "where
there are no nils to grind It.
quenfcly it would be an advantage to I hi
ladelpliia to receive flour ready lor being
shinped, rather than receive the wheat,
and sba |. e w ith their neighbours at Bran
d ine the fitt ]| ow j s j t that the Phi
• * (V.- „-u-i
ladelphians generally give more for wheat
i. and particularly this season,than the Bran
dywine Millers, if they have not mills in
their neighbourhood to grind it ? We know
that there is very little wheat shipped
. I)L .. , . ..
Irom 1 hlladelpllia.
conse
Viator, in contrasting the advantages
, , ? , . . ..
of distance, from Philadelphia to the mOUth
of the Christiana, and to that of the
mouth of the canal opposite the Pea
patch, says that " in case ol a calm or foul
wind, three tides are required for a ves
sei to get to the Pea-patch, wheteas, two
is sullicient to get to the mouth ot Chris
tiana, whereby there is a saving of twelve
hours." If three full tides are required to
float a vessel from Philadelphia to New.
bold's landing, opposite the Peapatch, more
than two are required to bring one to the
mouth of Christiana, as there is only a
difference of nine and not exceeding ten
miles. Now if this is the case, and the
Mr.
orn:
at
of
of
all
chance of getting up Christiana by tlm
second flood tide is lost, which is Some
times the case, consequently they must
lay at anchor during the whole of the third
ebb, aml wait tlie third flood to enter the
Creek ; and front its crooked and tedious
navigation, the whole of this tide must be
spent in getting to tlie mouth of the canal.
We will admit for argument, however,
that three tides, might, a few times in the
year, be required to carry a vessel to the
mouth of the canal opposite the Peapatch ;
hut I am confident this kind of weather
would not exist three weeks in the nine
or ten months, that the navigation is open.
I have proved above that the same length
uf time would occasionally he required to
get a vessel to the mouth of the canal in
the Christiana, and probably it would oc.
cur as often on one routas the other, that
of
to
three tides would be required. Then I
would ask, what would be the différence
of time occupied by each of those vessels,
in passing their respective canals? On
the thorough cut, a vessel would enter
in with a flood tide, and from the rapid ad
mission of the title, the gates being thrown
open, a vessel would he wafted almost
, F , , . , ,
or half through the canal in two hours, and
be perhaps in the Elk river, five miles be
low the contemplated entrance of the
Christiana canal, in probably five or six[q„
St. hours; having no obstruction of locks,
»... on .he Ch.is.i.n. roo, a in
passing, would have the detention ot 18
ob- locks, these requiring, we will say, ten
on minutes in the passage of each, would oc
cupy three hours; and add to this, nine
own-hours of passage, admitting there to be
bv a | wa ys a full supply of water, would make
by ai ays pp y , -,
twelve houis, and upon airivm 0 at the
in- Elk river, would there find themselves five
miles above the mouth of the thorough cut,
and that, a narrow and dangerous chan
If net to navigate. Here we see a difference
of at least eight hours difference in the
passage of these two canals. lhe ' I0 '.
ob- rough cut, if adopted, will probably bo
made a steam-boat navigation, and thereby
sec becoming the source through which nearly
all the travelling between Baltimore and
it
itua-|Philadelphia1 will be d«e, affording ad
vantages so superior to Ge present com- ian
munication between the two cities. The w
advantages of its being made a steamboat
navigation, also does away, pirtially, the
obiection of wind and tide in getting to ges
the mouth of the canal.
, . , . . ... . ,
I have perused the other parts ot \ .at*'. es ■;
say, but can really find nothing but what haabeen
more than once canceled. would therefore.be
fore taking my departure of him, recommend tut.
to consult lus friend Cu.urs, he me he wr.te
again ; and in the mean time ask him it he sav ^
the Philadelphia Gaaelte about the last of An- ^
gust, a series.if severe numbers upon the sub
ject, Written by a person who signs 1m™elU U .
" Friend to the Stockholders," anil in reply to ^
a piece written by Cadmus. For tear that Viato, 1
has not seen it, T will make a tew remarks uponj
them by way of drawing Ins attention to the pe
,, „ n a .. , „a was
His essay consists ot a review of Cadmus ob- ^
jectiuns to the St. George s route, with a com
plete refutation; and a minute detail of the ad
vantages of the St. George's route, founded upon
facts and correct calculation.
He has in his first essay, proved that the.500
basin as proposed by Cadmus tor the accommo
, 4 . ' . V , i . . v a •„ ,i 1( .
datum of the trade ot the canal, is useless in the
. . . . ... :
e 'remet and that Cadmus m a proposition ol
the kind, has proved that he 1. not acquainted ^
*«h 1119 aub J ect ' Whe " b:18 bee " pr^ed that
there cannot be water obtained on the Christiana
route, during a great part of the seasontopas
through the locks more than eight vessels each
way, per day t and if this is the fact of whuff
.here can be no dm. ht, I would ask ,1 half an ac t
ot basin wot,Id not be sufficient to accommoda,
per day, (and not even that at certain dimes,) " ie |
thorough cut affords a free and uuinterupted j
passage to all that enter, no matter of what a,ze
or dimensions, without the delay of locks, want!
of water, kc. and if they were met by adverae'
winds at either end, would have a safe and com-|
modiotiH harbour tor their accommodation.
lie fas proved in his second number, that
ill
20
en
see
dry
and
rusai of those numbers.
and
sec
the
'-ight vessels, and those, ofthe small kind!
At this rate of trade, the 50 acre basin propos
cd to be made at the mouth of the thorough cut
opposite the Pea-patch, would accommodate all
the vessels that would pass in more than three
Hut here is seen the advantages of the
•borough cuti instead of having the canal re
stricted to the passage of 16 vessels, or boats,
con
who
ma
of
monilis.
hi
being
Bran
Phi
wheat
Bran
in
know
circular basin as proposed by Mr. Kandel, to pro-.
ject for some distance into the river, and present
a convex surface to the current, will prevent :«ll
deposits of mud at the entrance of the harbour. ,
He has also proved in his third number, that
quicksands, (even did they exist) would not ^ e
insurmountable obstacles to the cutting of this
canal, as has been stated ; but would be desira.
ble, on account of its being more eusily removed
than other earth. But after the most diligent
search, we are informed that no such thing ex
ists on the route.
He has contrasted in his third number, the dif
He has contrasted in his third number, the dif
•■rcnre in the propose I form of thorough cut, by
Mr. l.utrobe aml Mr, Handel. Mr. Latrobe's pro.
position was for the free admission of tide, trom
orn: bay to the others locating bis route wherelery,
there would have to have been six miles of deep
, . . . , ... „„„
euttmg, and m order o excavate h.. commence
at the top, and wheel over the sides, &c.
Mr. H.ndel's plan is to have a tide lock at each
end to admit or reject the water at pleasure—
four and a quarter miles of deep cutting instead
of six, and this to be excavated at each end, and
carried off in boats—which would be the means
of draining the springs without lhe aid of pumps;
which would certainly be required in excavating
from the top.
The plan of Mr. Handel is therefore different in
all its principles, from that ot Mr. I-atrnbe, and
the estimates which have been made for one,
;
will nut apply to the other.
He has proved in his fifth number the assertions
of Cadmus as it respects the Christiana ruut be
ing the cheapest, siiortest and heat for the canal,
to be unfounded.
If Cadmus means that the Christiana roul
would be the cheapest by the least first cost,
without having regard to percentage of profit to
the,stockholders, lie is certainly incorrect—as
presume Irom wlmt I have heard that Mr. Han
del will be able to prove to the company, that «
canal can he effected on the St. Georges rout, by
feeding from tide waters up to the foot ofthe de, |
cut on each side, and lock over the four and
quarter miles of elevated ground, feeding fro:
the summit creeks—and in this case it will b<
cheaper canal ; have four and a quarter miles t,
lock over instead uf eighteen; more w&lers, and
undoubtedly tlie shortest rout, by nine or ten
miles, between the two bays; and the shortest
from the mouth of the Susquehanna to I'hiladel
phia.
And further,if the Thorough Cut plan is adopt
ed, I contend it will be the cheapest canal to the
stockholders; that is, that it will produce the
greatest amount of dividend upon the capital in
vested, laying aside its durability. It must ap
pear plain to all, that although it may require
more capital to complete it, yet when completed,
many advantages over any other
I
,
six[q„ e ntly a great increase of trade.
tkc-'christiana rout it would bp very different, aa
in
81lbject lo be out of order-ami if a merchant,
aftc : r working his vessel up the Elk river or Chris
, iana crct .k, arrives at the canal, and is there in
formed that there is not water a affinent to take
be him through the canal, or that a loe as given^
<' r 8ume 01 ,er üch . 0 ^ ru f'°" .° ^
sage-his remedy then .a to return the narrow.,^^
^ cr00 k e d way through which he came,
the Atlast1c f or a passage, determining in
his ow „ mind, not to be again hoaxed by a dry
canal.
These are not imaginary evds—AIl must ac
the '^ent evaporation
I0 '. ulc | a | )!jor p t ; ono f vva ter,(onaccountofiis9car.
bo , j,a am3i embankments, &c. 8tc, are subject to
disastrous contingencies. And I think it ven
probable, that the sum required to support and!
keep all those things in order, would equal,
it po8nease9
plan or rout proposed, that it cannot he rejected.
By its durability, its capability of passing all ves
sels that may arrive, great nr small, without any
ant of water, Ac. This cer
detention of locks,
tainty of accommodation, and direct passage, es
tablishes full confidence in this canal, and conse
Hut on the!
ian an( [ rou t, but two locks instead of eighteen
w be kep( . iu 0 yj er> no reservoirs, aqueducts,
dam3) &c , & 0 . to exhaust the tolls received,
a volume might be written upon the advanta
ges that the St. Georges rout possesses over the
jChristiana—-but really I can see no utdity ,» rm
nutely arguing the point, it we retei out o
' 0 f wat „ for the Christiana rout. It is well
tlmt no olher streams, than the Elk,
c , , mt Christiana creeks, can be obtain
gupp , v ot - Ulia c , na J ; although some
a ,{ emp ,e,l m suv, that some other
^ £mM be b , l( hut , believe it to
^ ^ ^ ^ are be low the
lt . veli and C()nS oquemly could he of no
U . HL ., U „ V9S brought up by steam engines, forcing
^ s ^
1 u ^ ,^' j trom antlt al measurement, du
^ rf Ju|v> A|1|{| „ tf September and
0ctoher of tU years 1S20 and 1821, tlrat the e
was not water efficient to pass more than from
^ ^ (] tach way . During
^ montl|a , |ie Ncar i322> lher8 was
5ufficient for eight vessels one way.
( , ]e Qthel , K mc „surement has bee»
made this season-.!«: result of which 1 have not
., js pveallmab „ f that from the .bun
». 1 . , .
. dant rains that fell during their measurement,
_, " .. „ - it . j f oP
: bat the supply was greater than it baa ueen tor
orfiv( /' ars p , e v 10 t.s-which will have a
^ lQ in ire wW , emfidetee, the minds of
^ a( , voca , e3 t|le ch , l9 tiana rout -.-But they
(q remefnber( lhat the scarcity which oc
d| three prec edi n g years, may
^ ^ » , and increase as the conn
^
t ^ ^ ^ ItocW)oMer| 9ure of a con,
of ^ 8uffioient to pas8 ten vessels
each rçay, per day, would it insure to them any
percentage for their monies invested ?—No ! I
contend, that after deducting the numerous ex
penses that must necessarily occur upon a canal
of that description, they would find their divi
dends very slim, if any at all.
From the minute examinations that have been
and are to be made, of the different routs, the
ie | Board of Directors appear to be determined to
j st , lect frorn t b e repor ts ofthe different engineers
a,ze [employed, the best rout, the one that will be the
at permanenti ,, ee d the fewest repairs, and pie,
fient lhe tewest obstructions or delays to com
com-|
tliel^^ f or
all
the
re
merce.
There appears to be considerable anxiety and
a decision upon this subject ; but all
pro-. must ac k now ledge the importance of this deci
sion __ am i -, t j s to be hoped, that there will be no
:«ll decision until the comparative advantaKes of each
, rou j e a( . e presented ; tlie merits of the St. Geor
that g. eg rQUt w jjj c |j j la ve formerly been hid in obliv
^ e |)on, but are now dawning forth daily, and shew
this tQ t j lc 8 t 0 ckltolders that they have been de
ex
ceptively led on to embrace the ruinous plan of a
lock navigation for their canal.
A z.
October, 1823.
Interesting Gleanings,
Un Monday evening as a black man by the.
name of Janu s Urister, was -passing up the Unw
between Pump and Hester streets, he was
bailed by knot her bl >ck man by the num ot
„„„James Anderson. He stopped, and on trig
ound was 9tabbe(1 m Ul( l Wast by And. r up
iwith a large dirk, which penetrated almost to
jp, bone , Aller one or two more Uu usts
with the same instrument, which were parried oy
Urister, the assailant made off, but was taken and
is secured in Bridewell. The recovery ot Bias,
ter is considered doubtful.— [N V. American.
...
A Haverill paper states that in February last
Toni« n ui.kncom'
plaint. Subsequently, a considerable proiube.
J. ance was discovered on the lower part ot Ilia
abdomen j from which place, a whip mock, usual
thickness and 18 indies in length, wn rece tly
,exiracled! The ox has entirely lecovered since
ihis happy deliverance from the pain ot labor.
A few days since, says the Augusta Chronicle,
a large Newfoundland D"g. having been levied
upon in this place, was sold at Constable's sale
for 2Ü dollars. This is the first ease of the kind
we recollect to have heard of Whether cals are
not equally liable to execution, m ght perhaps be
a legal question worthy of grave discussion.—
Those of the Whittington breed would probably
sell well where rats were plenty, and many per.
suns would gladly perhaps see even the rats them
selves disposed of, by execution or otherwise.
We learn from the Richmond Enquirer and
from common rumour, says the National Intelli
g.-neer, that Mr. Secretary Craw lord has been ill,
with a fever, for several days, at till, seat of Mr,
Senator Barb»ur, in Orange county , Va, flu re
port in this city is, that lie was sp far recovered
.,s to be able to move about, but is advised against
.,n immediate attempt to resume his journey.
A society of English patriots are transe
lating into Spanish the "Abridged Histo
ry ofthe Inquisition, by M. Leonard Gai
1 1 )is," to be printed at London ; the edition
to ainqunt to 3000 copies. This work is
to be circulated at ail points of the penin
sula, as the best means of undeceiving the
Spanish people with respect to the utility
of re-establishing the holy office In Franca
the tentli edition ol this little Yolqme is
quite exhausted.
A distressing occurrence happened at Durham,
about ten miles from Portsmouth, N. II on the
>2d inst. Two persons a man and woman, ft . e
burnt to death in a dwelling house, which was
completely destro* ed with all it» contents, and it
ith much difficulty that tiie rest ot the in
pEPPEK offers bis sincere thanks to a
"'IpJo generous publie for the large share of >-u
narrow.,^^ ^ w , lict ! hl . |lali beon layol)redl and begs
»mfieave .
|hi3 t i me an d attention to the above branches; and
IpZns, '
to
^chanre
ffigold, cither
mates escaped
w.s
GOLD AND SILVER WARE, AND
JKYVKLLEUY,
Of almost every descri tion, Manufactured anti
sold by
HENRY J. PEPPER,
At his long established, stand. No. 60, Marlçet-at
Wilmington, (Del.)
remind them 'hat he continues 'o îevote
SILVER SPECTACLES, &c.
Plated Castors, Candlesticks Breao-baskets, &c.
together wilh a large variety ot
Jewellery and G ml Work,
All of which he will sell at his accustomed mole
rate prie. s.
He will trive the highe,t prices for old silver and
Sep. 18—3ra

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