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ken of Br with rt late We, *nd I ipg ful set a is nal to to wxunfcrcwoxr expositor. M4«j, Oct. 14* 18&1 Freemen of Delaware, will you longer submit to the intolerance of Mwonic domination? Will you contin ue to be the passive subjects of mental slavery? Shall f-ervile fear suppress the free and public expression of your .sentiments and feelings? We hope not. The following fact, among a thousand others will satisfac torily exhibit the fearful influence which Masonry excises over the minds of many individuals. In to ing our list of agents, we selected persons, a majority of whom we personally knew to be friendly to our cause, and inferred from report that they were alt. so. We presume, that in this view we were correct, but in ascribing that independent spirit, which is the pro minent characteristic of every Anti-mason and every freeman, to each of our agents, we erred. A respec table gentleman culled at our office, (in the Editors absence) and requested his name withdrawn from the list of agents, merely because he had received a "note from some "fraternal Knight" containing cer tain intimations, &c. Now, that this gentleman wa# trulu apprehensive of being injured in his vocation by .acting as an agent for us, we have no doubt. Several jnstnnccs of a similar kind have occurred, since stituted our paper Masons have intimidated honest and industrious mechanics, by threatening to withdraw their work, if they patronized our paper. Innkeeper's who have presumed to speak their sentiments upon this subject, have experienced the "charitable «entice" of the "most worshipful»." Within Knowledge, there are many persons, who arc decided ly opposed to secret societies, yet dare not express their sentiments. A dread of this " Demon in dis guise" has sealed their lips. Some of our most re spectable citizens arc fearfully apprehensive, and ti midly cautious of speaking their thoughts either in " public or private, concerning this worse than inquisi torial institution. Arc these the boasted privileges of freemen, for which the most PRECIOUS blood of our venerated forefathers was shed? How humiliating is the thought, that wc dare not be "honest lest we should be poor,**—that we dare not give vent to feelings, even concerning the hallowed subject of free dom. Where arc those tender chords, which cat) a lone vibrate in a parents bosom, A»hen contemplating the future destiny of his dearly beloved offspring? Shall not a solicitude for their future wca! prompt him to cherish and protect the "Tree of Liberty" whose branches have sheltered him from the tyrannical do minion of princes, and the arbitrary power of despo tism? Will he permit a " secret midnight Conclave" bv their " mystic spell?*' to intimidate sober enquiry— to check truth in lier artless career-to set at defiance all law both human and divine—to inspire fear and apprehension throughout the land, and enslave the public mind? No, never, never. Wc will conclude by using the language, of an eminent orator and genu ine republican. "Give us liberty [of both mind and body] or give uç death." ex of of an lieve, No will tion, The ledge hut lent," but 'The ■yj* ry, mar" God Wc have casually obtained the "Village 'Record" of the 5th inst. in which Mr. Miner has presented a full developement of his views, concerning the pro ceedings and decision of the United States Auti-ma sonic Convention held in Baltimore last month. We Jmve always considered Mr, Miner a very cunning man, but never knew until very recently, that he was sin omniscient being* or that he possessed the spirit of prophecy. Speaking of our Convention he says, " But v/c must nominate somebody—we have convened ex pressly for that purpose—it will be expected of us s home." "Well then, nominate me," might he (Mr. Wirt) sportively say to some of the leaders. "Will you accept the nomination?"—" Upon my word I will." Wc had thought that Mr. Miner was quietly seated in Jis office at Westchester, during the period of our scs i.lon in baltimore; but it appears that he was present, (although invisible) or, by some supernatural means, has been enabled to detect our every thought, word, unci action. In another paragraph Mr. Miner says " On these ficts and reasonings we come to the conclusion— THAT THE WHOLE IS AN ARRANGEMENT —and a politic one—to prevent the eause of Mr. Clay being injured by hasty and ill advised measures, part of the Convention; and congratulate our on the result. " Truly Mr. Minor has drawn a sage and a rational conclusion! As the first ALLKDGED bargain and sale did not effect Henry Clay's Election, the Anti-masons are charged (falsely) with the same duplicity—the same unnatural and corrupt compro mise, which destroyed the popularity of Mr. Clay, and blasted the formerly fair prospects of him and his friends. J.nok at it fc!Into-citizens! MR. MINER ACCUSES ITS OF A DISGR ACEFUL COMPRO MISE FOR WHICH HE OFFERS US HIS CON GRATULATIONS. Will Mr. Miner commend an action he.would not do himself? If not, he is willing to engage in "corruption, bargain and sale," f his favourite Henry Clay. I * OKVUOFKSSINC CHRIS ff«dlüiv-«m^n S inv mfvat 1 bitterste ^ 5 1 The" Wtowina art also Wirt's sentiments, " According to the reportsof the detail.jof that^trial ns given at some ot your foi mer meetings, ami gi ci at greater length at vour meetings m this C1 '>- " j of which, in common with othcrcitizcns I was present,) * äÄÄfgg was M"U e hnsliccncomn.only'supposed,the few ignorant men, alone; but mu rendered in the within its sweep, men of all degree men of the lear lied professions, farmers and mechanics; with too much reason to believe that the secret energy of the masonic .pirit had entered and pollutedlever^thctemple.>of persons who had* 1 entered'into diese unhallowed oaths, considered their allegiance to the lodges as of higher obligation than their allegiance to the laws of their 4kn in saying, that I consider it at war with the fun damental principles of the social compact, as treason «gainst society and a wicked conspiracy against the b M° Wirt'Sn this paragraph" nnequivo?ally charge, the PRINCIPLES of the Masenic Institution, with «he murder of Morgan. He also pointedly and posi gively accuses the adhering members, and advocates of Masonry with a direct partie, pat.on m the foul act. Tins is what Mr. Miner calls " punishingthe ,nnocent SK the conduct of the guilty." Mr. Whrt«^;s "Ma the ■ „a« We ^1 of hut pro This • to mote the election oi _ is n fair inference, ami wc challenge Mr. Mil gainsav it. The antimasons, and the Cl ay i tes, ; distinct as the "Knights of the red cross" and the un titled advocates of republicanism. The following is an extract from ?«lr. Wirt's communication which t eems to afford Mr. Miner peculiar gratification. " I have thought, and rf.featedly said that I con sidered Masonry had no more to do with politics than - of those numerous rlubs so humorously spoken of n the Spectator; and that with regard tot! Morgan's, case, it was quite a";; THAT THF. PRIVATE DELINQUENCIES •ime, in NJUHT TO CHARGE BE TO CHARGE I l. MASONin, AS IT sonryouçïu to be put down." Xnti-raasons say they f W WÄ: Wirt assist in doing what he says ought to be done? Certainly he will. Mr. Miner's. object, in commenting upon some garbled extracts ta ken from Mr. Wirt's letter, is too obvious to escape of detection fi-om the most careless observer. If he can succeed in sowing the seeds of distrust in the Anti- mi masonic ranks, and destroy that harmony, and concert of action which have heretofore characterized the party, the result will be glorious indeed. He is now making use of that "arrangement" of which he ac Br S i«"wo" C d"«V«A f r° Chartes! ™u''c'S.nt'^SSd 1 with all your "Masonic jugglery and wonderwork- ; rt finge." j Mr. Miner says "We are anxious to lay the whole letter of Mr. Wirt before our readers. It is truly ex. : Ä late it far and wide. What a rebuke to persection! ! We, in Chester county, though so much persecuted 8 *nd abused, took ground more than a year ago, more *™" m $°~ ic V. far ' than F irt , d .°^" ow " he^îÆ"plTpf^e^ h ÂÂ^ pointedly, unequivocally, and explicitly says, "These I understand are your principles, and I can see noth ipg in them which does not commend them to every ernment like myp, the constitution and laws are our only sovereign; that the peace, order, prosperity, and happiness of our people depend on the steady, faith ful and effectual administration of our laws; and that anv secret society, which by the force of mysterious •aths and obligations, and by the extent of its combi nations, seeks to disturb-the action of those laws, to set them at defiance, to ride over and control them, to usurp the government, to hold the lives, peace and happiness of society at their mercy, and to establish a reign of terror over the initiated a$d the uninitiated, is a political monster, as fearful as the Invisible Tribu nal of Germany, or the Inquisition of Spain, and ought to be extirpated, without delay, by the use of all the neaceable means which the constitution and laws of Wc^o without hesitation, challenge Charles Miner to produce or exhibit nnv language, that ever dropped pen, which is so decidedly Anti thia extract from Mr. Wirt's communica Has Mr. Miner ever said that the "principles to every man from bis tontrue masonic tion. of Anti-masonrv commend themselv of a sound mind and heart." Never! Has he said that "MASONRY WAS A POLITICAL MON STER AND OUGHT TO BE EXTIRPATED WITHOUT DELAY?** Never! We again chal lenge Mr. Miner to produce such' evidences of his Anti-masonry, as Mr. Wirt has here presented to the world. voice lends will Let to in the ed was the my Tn the " Gazette 8c Watchman" of the 7th inst» will he found the " Noodle's" response. North America lias been the receptacle of many an Emigrant, who left his native country, for his "country's good." We have abundant reason to be lieve, that such has been the case with the daeent gen tleman, whose scribbling has elicited those remarks. No person in perusing the communication alluded to, will hesitate to ascribe to its author, a chaste imagina tion, a hro found mind, and much religious sensibility. The following extracts will fu'lv evince, not his know ledge of " Comlv's Spelling Book, hut of English Grammar ;—"our devoted head," "were at. liberty to do so now or hereof 1 er ,** " as for ourself. 8cc." "we are comne.il ed (he* thinks) if not sneak well of bis paper, we should remain si lent," 8cc. rr, he communication a'so contains many svnonvmes, and ambiguities, too tedious to enumerate, but which conclusively show his Profound munition. 'The word« "Drummer, Illegitimate, PiUmesgate, ■yj* MERCENARY MF.NIAL"./1? and other ribald ry, with which Paddy's epistle is so replete, are indu bitable evidences of a vulgar mind, and a mal'gnant disposition. We mar" "test bis abiliti mingtonians 1rs character as a savshe "this is a free country." He ought to thank God for his escape from his native country, Rnd his hospitable reception in this happv land of freedom. believe, that if the daims would have will in his an Tom Thumb,* * to it Although i'cannftt agree with you in sentiment, con corning Anti-masonry, and consequently have never pa tvonized your paper, yet I feci no disposition to accuse von of sinister motives in embracing the Anti-masonic ÄticÄe' prTndplcrynu" ^vocatl^Tamffidu ced tomake these observations, from perusing a vul gar epistle, in the columns of the "Gazette 6c Watch man" of the 7 th inst. in which the filthy author (for acquainted with him full well) has attempted to' inv country, but hebas proved himself unworthy of either. 5 The indecorous vile and illiterate (though not a gram marian, I see many errors m the language) comma ^"tKmmCmed.to,^msen ci ^ has accuscl i you of "being hostile to the Irish;" " j rPro 11eet three years ago, you were accused of being * Tv™ueci. vurr r » I fione. Mr. Editor, that you, «mp. reâ \w friends and'acquaiutamiMuiin^consider n °" C '' "'''"cAm' the rai oi luerary p _ On the nineteenth of October there is, we lear- are informed, to be a meeting at Ann Arbour, much t h ose masons who are in favour of cutting . . . • , • » them to mnsonrv. the'd reason to believe that the oaths, mo st respectable masons of this County will higher ; j ; n t b a t determination. The step will do their •'h" Honor tH W e rereinformed by one of those Gentle fun- men, that he intended to renounce all connec treason t ; on w ' lt h masonrv, all the obligations of ma-, the son ; c 0 . uhs> but pot to Unite himself with po charge, litical anti-masonry. with As it relates to the latter point. posi- think there will be unanimity among 'hem— no expression of sentiment. But we act. P® J . . fi . ; f !, hey cllt the tie« that bind them ,nnocent ; are satisncu, u.ey v "Ma- to masonry, rEsnosod to let " Engnah Gram '1 the Wil. "Thank Go^' s a teacher," We have atr* ^1 of iustiee ha'l been satisfied, he reached the American shores. Tn conclusion, observe, that any future communication of this "illot gitimate" devotee of science to us, will be treated with silent contempt; we feel degraded, even in giving his trash a passing notice. So ntlicu, to the " Illegitimate" Irishman. N. B. Wc words" concerning hut harmless tongue of this PHILOLOGIST. . . prepared to prove that "naughty paper, did fall from the foul, communication. to un is con than of For the F.xpositor. in I ■ Once released from tins tyranny, We trust! Î" 'fc"" Ttov e m ° r , e i "' Pa, '' K '' ViC ' V ° f ., SUD J*. 1 he > can J0* renounce masonry without disapproving of it. And in process of time, will be satisfied, that the means pur sued by anti-masons,'for the Drostration of mi , nnrv art > „„j ...:n u «r * i .... , . r ' c ant * ^ be effectual, VVnen tne ties that now bind them to the Institution are broken, the mists of prejudice through which some masons have beheld anti t* 1 **« 1 '*"! f , are contending tor the Constitution and the law-—they Will be convinced by the justice which antimasons extend to them, that we are contending against principles, not against men. ,;V h 7 wil ; P-«ive by the persecution they W1 " encounter from adhering masons, that ma 8 ° n **y is in its character, exclusive and re vengeful. They will find too, other adhering masons read y "> «W™« 1 'he -urse they hale taken, not because those adhering masons are attach ed to masonry, but because they are about to follow the example set them. ™' -r tmg win encoura Se antimason, to 8° ai ^ prosper for truth goes with them it will admonish masons, that the public is cal ling upon them, to read, mark, learn, and in W ard!y digest, the information now before the „..m* .. ® f P ubllc u P. on . charactcr and tendency of secret societies. Obstinate masons will charge these men with inconsistency, because they are wiser to day, than they were yesterday—'The wi f ._ * .« . . 3 . ,, .. „ . tc ^ changeth his mind, saith Holy Writ, 'the fool is obstinate and doubteth not.' 'Circumstances alter cases,' saith the prov er b—and where masonry originally all that its warme8 ' advocates insist, still present circum stances call for its renunciation, of by to But the character of masonry is now vastly better known even by masons, than before its records were published. Public discussion too has thrown much light upon the Institution. But the Morgan tragedy, with ail its compli cated circumstances and consequences, has poured in a flood of light upon masonry. Public opinion is speaking loud upon this jreat question—and public opinion must be leard. It began in Ncw-York and is extending its voice throughout the Union—Every mountain lends it an echo, every valley pours the sound along—douder and louder—every honest man will hear it—every man, who is not callous to public sentiment, will in the end submit to it. Let Antimasons persevere, the Temple reels to day—tomorrow it will be prostrate in the dust.— Emigrant. to day—tomorrow it will be prostrate in the dust.— Emigrant. Anecdote of King George III. —At the In stitution of some of the Knights of the Garter in 1805, a distinguished nobleman said to the King; 'Sir, are not the new Knights now to be installed, obliged to take the Sacrament, before the ceremony?* His Majesty changing coun tenance, and, assuming a severe look, replied, •No; that religious Instituion is not to be mix ed with our profane ceremonies. Even at the time of my coronation, I take the Sacrament; but when they told me it was indispensible, and I must take it, before I approached the Communion Table I took off the bauble from my head. The Sacrament, my Lord, is not to be profaned by our gothic Institutions.— WraxaWs Memoirs, of of ed* English Morality thirty years since —The extraordinary number of divorce cases submit ted to the legislature in the present session of Parliament has induced an opinion unfavorable to the existing state of wedlock in this country. If, however, the following statement copied from a work published thirty years ago, be founded in fact, this inference is not just; and it will appear, the matrimonial state has not suffered any deterioration —Present state of Marriage in the South of England, Nunmber of wives who have abandoned their husbands to follow their lovers—1,262. Qf husbands who have deserted their wives _ „ 36 - Of married couples separated by agreement -4,120. Qf married couples in a state of disagree (for ment under the same roof __. 19 j i023 . to' . .«-irriprl rniinlp« who hate each other but conceal their mutual detestation! _t63,82G. I of married couples who live !in a state of fessed i nd ; ffere n e e to each other— 510,132. ! 0f married couples supposed to be happy/ but who are not so—1,102. Of married couples who may be considered you, marneu toupies w. w y ^OfmarrTed coTp ks who are truly happy-9.. The Brit - 18 b government have determined toi 'ncinate the slaves in all her colonies. This we reform which is much needed in our own country, as is evinced by the recent disturbances at the south.— Chat. Phemx • the ■ VERMONT ELECTION. I will In 157 Towns, the votes stand for Palmer do 12 965—Allen 10409—Meech 4811. There is no choice of Governor by the people. The An ^^c ticket for couLil Js f s probably carr ; ec l ( and Wm. A. Palmer will probably be ma-, e i ecte( J Governor by joint ballot of the Legis-j po- i ature . Second Congressional District. c-eond trial —The votes are for Slade 4605 Seeond r . _ Scattering 110 we Williams 38 , fell, ,h«rt nf an elec them 1 —no choice—Mr. Slade falls short of an elec i,; on by 106 _ North Star v / very unwilling to f FOVlUUiK *VT&Wfc. France, —The debate in the chamber of Deputies on the answer to the king's speech, was long and very warm. The hottest part of the debate took place on Monday August 1st, and began with a call from an opposition member for more explicit information respec ting the relations with Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Poland. I he call, after some explanation by the ministers, was flatly refused. La Fay ette then moved for information respecting the invasion of the Papal States, by Austria, which * after some unsatisfactory remarks from Sebas tiani, Secretary of foreign affairs, was voted down. La Fayette then moved an amendment to the answer, urging the recognition of the independence of Poland, and energetic strances in her behalf. The Minister of Com pposed this amendment, on the ground mat uuihing could be done for the Poles, ex« cept by an open declaration of war, and that for this, France was not prepared.—The a mendment. was negatived. Immediately M. Bignon offered another, construeing the lan guage of the speech sympathizing with the Poles, into an assurance that the nationality of that country was not to be destroyed. The Keeper of the Seals took the floor against this amendment. It was rejected and the presi dent of the Chamber declared the discussion closed. A question of order was instantly brought up, whether the last amendment ought not to have been put to vote first, and M. Perrier attempted to address the Chambre, but was prevented by the clamor of the opposi tion that he had spoken. He urged his pri vilege as a minister, under the Charter, but was constrained to desist; and to put an end to disorder, the president adjourned the sitting. On Tuesday, however, harmony was re* stored, and, as if to heal the wound inflicted on the feelings of the premier, M. Perrier, the Chamber gave him a majority of 282—th$ vote being 355 to 73. So, it would seem that peace is to be pre served though Poland perish. to it. MARRIED: On Thursday the 6th. Inst, by thç Rev. Mr. Howe, Mr. William B. Higgins to Mis? Elizabeth R. Reynolds, all of New Castle county. SCHOOL DISTRICT—NO. 3. At a stated meeting (Monday Oct. 10th 1831,} of the school voters, at the "Brandywine Academy"—William M'Caulley was chosen Chairman, & Doct. J. W. Thomson Secretary. John Elliott, Esq. and William Stewart were duly elected Commissioners, and William M' Caulley Clerk, for the ensuing year. On motion, it was Resolved , by a majority of votes, that Three Hundred Dollars be rais» ed* for the support of a Free School for the eu» suing year. The Clerk and Commissioners of the past year, (Edward Tatnall, Thomas Vandevcr, Doct. James W. Thomson,) made a satisfac tory report, of the ^tate and progress of the school:—By which it appeared that a school had been taught about 11 months, and that the average number of pupils entered each quar* ter, was 115. Resolved, unanimously, that this meeting ad# journ to Saturday, the 15th inst. at 4 o'clock p. AI. - Qp. agents. ' , We respectfully request the following pet sons to act as agents for the Wilmington Ex positor. 4 _ Jonathan Jenkins. Camden, Kent Co. Del. John Cary M. D. Bridge ville, Sussex Co. do. Exekiel Cowgill, near i? ove !j! Benjamin Henderson, New Milford George Clarke, near Del. City. Henry Cazier, Su c Simon Spearman, Smyrna, Kent Co. Andrew Thompson, Lewistown, Daniel Corbet, or F. D. Weight M. D. Cantweil's bridge, Del* Michael Stuart, Middleford. Sussex Co do. I Kendal M. Lewis Esqr. near Laurel, Sus of sex Co. De !' ! A. A. Evans M. D. Maryland. J. W. Ash M. D. Superintendant of die Medical Dispensais Phila. _ , r _ , Samuel Hues, Village Green, Del. Co. do. Huston. Chichester, do. do. do. c jU Gibbon *> near Westchester, Chester toi B. Fussel M. D. Kennet Square do. Jas. Gibson and Percifor F. Gibbons, Lu^ in ze^e Township Fayette Co.^^ ^ Alexander P * morcland Co. *• I AN APPRENTICE WANTED, A lad from Hto IS yearsof age, wiUbe^taken as an is apprentice to the printing busi industry and requisite qual.ficat.ons _ b e^habitsof "g —y.^good English educatio„.-Early applv be caterpillar In addition to the loss of I . . f . the f res h e t, we have the most indubitable evidence of the appearance of the caterpillar in the cotton of John s and 110 Edisto Islands, a specimen having been left at our office completely perforated and destroyed elec- our office, complete y $ „ by this insect- Charleston oao-surr, WM. M'CAULLEY, Chrit, J. W. THOMSON, Sec'y. , fc <lo. do* tlo. do.