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tarifli iu which tfie village of Rochester is situated,and'
through which Morgan was carried. They were par ticularly and strongly chained by the presiding judge to inquire into the subject. They called all the witnes ses before them, who, in that state of information, were known. Among others, Esra Platt was exam inrd by them. This man, it will be recollected, fur nished the carriage at Rochester, into which Morgan was removed from that which brought him from Can andairua. He testified, that his carriage had been en gaged by some one for the masons, ana that he charg-of ed the hire of it to the royal arch chapter ; but he dkhhad not know who engaged it, or who went in it. Edward Doyle testified that he knew nothing; about the trans action, he could testify without criminating himself, The same answer was given by another person, whose it is not proper to mention. The jury could not find any bills of indictment, but they made a present ment, in which they state that they had ascertained; that Morgan had been carried through their county,. and add: 4 From the great caution which seems tojdo have been observed in keeping both Morgan and the place of his destination from the view and knowledge | of all but such persons as may have been confidently I intrusted with the design, and who would decline giv- ! ( ing evidence, upon the ground that it might tend criminate themselves, the grand jury have found it impossible to establish, by competent testimony, the'its unlawful agency of any citizen in this county, in that tran ,action.' This result only stimulated an enlightened and riotic people to greater exertion. A county was immediately called and held, to devise measures to ferret-out the hidden workers of inequity. A large number of masons attended, among them Burrage! Smith and John Whitney. At this meeting a com mit tee of investigation was appointed, upon which were placed sevem masons. The other members soon ascertained that all their proceedings were divulged j by their masonic associates, notwithstanding an non- ( orary obligation to the contrary, entered into by them; and those who did not belong to the fraternity, de termined to act without the knowledge or assistance of any masons. Up to this time, the outrages on Mor-;wind gan had not been considered the work of a few guided and unimportant individuals i but the conduct of masons, generally, and particularly of those who had been placed on the committee, excited the »us picionsof the observing, that the mnsonic fraternity in some way connected with those outrages. It long, and with great difficulty that this, suspicion ripened into belief. Men could not believe that their fellow-citizens, with whom they were in habits ofdaly intercourse, and whom they had been accustomed to pect, belonged to an institution which made the con ilmcnt of the most atrocious crimes one of the most solemn obligations of the older. But day after day added new proof to the new suspicion. 1 hey beheld the very committee whohad been appointed indiscrim inately from all parties, and by citizens of all parties, vilified and traduced for a faithful discharge of their duties. Men who had no possible motive but the as certainment of truth, and the detection of the guilty (for as yet no party had been arrayed, and no political objects had even been surmised,) for. discharging a public tjtist, of the most solemn nature, with fidelity: —these men were ridiculed, misrepresented, insulted and traduced daily by the members of the masomc ft atera'ty. Tlmt evidence which cm. I« Urt xcil ..nly a long course of observation of minor facts and circumstances, fand which, in its nature, cannot be communicated to others, was furnished to an intel; gentandobserving people ; and the conclusion was produced, that the laws of the country could not be enforced so 1< ng as ma sonor y held its sway ever the minds of men ; and that submission to its secret and irresponsible power, or an open and avowed war of ex termination, were the only alternatives. Although somewhat foreign from their present purpose, your committee cannot forbear from hej-tf pausing, and ask i«g,-whether to their distant fcllow-cithrens, there is not furnished strong moral evidence of the banelul n:i hire of t-te masonic institution, ip fact, that more than half a million of free, enlightened and intelligent in habitants of that section of country, which has afford ed the best npportrnity for judging, have, in language that cannot be mistaken, expressed their deliberate convictions that freemasonry cannot cxLt consistently witli our institutions. Why arc they not witnesses, in the same sense in which the reputation of an intli vidual in a community ; s proof of Iris moral worth ? —Ard why is not their testimony equally satiafacto unme ■ .. these .indicia) proceedings, was tl„ sitting of tbifconrt ' m Over and Terminer, for the county of Ontario, in V, 1827. Nicholas G. Chesebro, Edward Saw yer and Loton Lawson, being called on, to proceed to the trial of the indictment against them, which is pro V'.ousl y mentioned, pleaded guilty of that indictment, and the two first named filled affidavits explanatory of lln.il agency in the transaction. These have been cx ensively published, and are well known. I.awson made no attempt to explain or extenuate hisoffenre, & was « ntenced to imprisonmcac .in the countv j.U for V," IV ** In December, 1826, a mcctipg of the citizens of Niagara, wau helilTit Lcwistown, at which a commit tee was appointed to inquire into the circumstances of Morgan's abduction, and to endeavor to bring the of fenders to punishment. Having ascertained that Mor gan had been taken to Canada, one of the committee crossed the river early in January, 1827, at the time a grand jury was in session. He was before the grand jury, and proposed to furnish them with the names of ■witnesses residing in Canada, if the grand jury would agree to investigate the matter. After consulting to gether, thev resolved to do so : and they were accor dingly furnished with the names of several inns ms re siding in the town of Niagara, which is more monlp called Newark, who were believed to be impor tant witnesses. The jury adjourned soon after. The next day the complainant was informed that after the adjournment of the jury, the witnesses whohad been designated had been conversed with ; that after the assembling of the jury in the morning, they had con sulted the district judge, and, tliereu]>on, had resolv ed to do no move in the premises. The complainant ascertained that the district judge was a freemason, and that the foreman and a portion of the ji so mason». This fetation is derived from were al 2 gentle man who was the complainant. It needs no com ment. " On the 30th of December, 1828, Eli Bruce arrested aiul brought before a magistrate of Niagara county, on a charge of falsely imprisoning Morgan, & of secreting him, &c. There was no legal proof be fore the magistrate, that any one had been forcibly brought from Canandaigua, and Bruce was discharg ed. But on the examination, one fact appe «red which . deserves to be noted. Bruce had requested Samuel Bniiton to furnish him a carriage, to proceed down the Niagnr from Lewiston. The next morning, Bruce, ha ving returned to Lewiston, was asked if he went to Youngtown the night before. He said lie did. lie then asked if he took Morgan down. He said he did; and observed that 'Barton was very imprudent in sending Fox/(the driver of the carriage) ; that he had told him his business, and he ought not to have . sent any buta mason.' It was the gradual disclosure of such tacts as these, that excited the suspicions, a:.d . ultimately produced the belief, of the participate the masonic fraternity in the transaction ; and that there was something which justified its me for assistance, and scqrecy crime. "'l'lie next event of importance, of • Vu — .,«««• »'.ai in the nature of the institution •nibers in relyibg on each other scqrecy, in the commission of • J. two years, Chesebro was sentenced to ft like imprls->tinacious onment for one year, and Sawyer for one month. Shel don went on the question of his identity, expressly ad mitting the çrhnes alleged in the indictment to have been committed ; thus excluding all proof of thé main facts, which the public had anticipated would btt do veloped on these trials. He was, however, found ty, and sentenced to three months imprisonment. In passing sentence upon the defendants, the circuit judge, to who is now governor of New York, descanted, in terms' great severity, upon the nature of the crimes they dkhhad committed ; and, at the request of several cBi zens, furnished a copy of his remarks for publication. rhey were published accordingly, and have been ex- A tenslvely circulated in that part ot thecountry. Still, a few extracts, it is believed, will not be unacceptable, The judge says, 'Our constitution shows it, and the declaration ot our independence declares, that the un molested enjoyment of liberty, and the pursuit of hap pincss, are the unalienable rights of man. So sacred tojdo we hold personal liberty, that even the impressment of a seamen from one of our ship« haß been consider | ed a sufficient cause for national war. * Your conduct • I has created, in the people of this section of the coun ! ( try, a strong feeling of virtuous indignation. The court to,rejoices to witness it,-to he made sure that a person cannot be invaded by lawless violence, without the'its being felt by every individual in the commnnity, It jis a blessed spirit, and wc do hope it will not subside ; that 1* win b ? accompanied by a ceaseless vigilance êc pat-untiring activity, until every actor m this profligate meetmg|conspuacy is hunted from his hiding place,and brought j before the tribunals of the country, to receive the pun ; ishment merited by his crime. We think we see, in this public sensation, the spirit which brought us into 1 existence as a nation, and a pledge that our rights and liberties are destined to endure. 1 he point of these [remarks will be better understood from a knowledge j of the fact, that the counsel of Sheldon, in their ad ( dresses to the jury, had cautioned them against being influenced by the excitement that prevailed,—had re .presented that excitement to have been produced by ambitious demagogues, who hoped to 'ride the whirld Mor-;wind and direct the storm,*—and had deprecated the mis-attempt to connect the masonic institution with such foul acts as were charged. The remarks of the judge were intended as a rebuke for this language ; and the praise which he lavished on «the blessed spirit* was thus intended and understood as an encomium on anti masonry. The truth and force of his observations are not diminished by the circumstance, that when he ceas ed to be an independent and impartial judge, and be came a political partisan, associated with masons, and depenehnt on them for success, he himself sought to discredit this ' blessed spirit/ to check * the ceaseless vigilance* and to rebuke and paralyze 'untiring activi ty,* which he hail commended. Its only effect is, to establish most conclusively the contaminating influence of freemasonry, and its vast power, which could com- j pci a public offrir thus to proclaim his own incousis tency.and repudiate sentiments which found their echo in the bosom of .very American who was neither'liood winked nor cable towed.* " In the month of Februar}', 1827, a grand jury for , Ontario county again assembled at the Court of Gene ral Sessions of the Fence, and renewed the inquiries for the detection of the offenders against Morgen. They found a bill of indictment against 17 persons, for a con .piracy to kidnap sml carry away thSt person, .mlfor falsely imprisoning and carrying him to parts unknown, These persons were James Lakey, a physician,Chaun cy H. Coe, a stage proprietor, Hiram Hubbard, the keeper of a livery stähle, John Butterfield, whoseoc cupationis unknown, James Ganson, an innkeeper, and formerly a member of the state legislature, Asa Nowlen, an inn-keeper, Harris Seymour, Henry How ard, Joseph Scofield, and Mosqs Roberts, who have been before mentioned, Halloway Hay ward, a consta ble, James Gillis, a rcspectable<irqier,John Whitney, a respectable stone-cutter, 1'urrage Smith, a grocer, Simeon B. Jewett« an attorney and counsellor at law, and Willard Eddy, whose occupation is un known. " At the same court, the indictment against Harris Seymour, Henry Howard and Moses Roberts for con spiring to charge Morgan with stealing, which had been found, as before mentioned, was brought to trial, It was in proof that these persons had gone with Chese bro trom Cenand iigua to Batavia,to arrest Morgan on the warrant which had beei\,fraudulently obtained a gainst him, issued bv the justice, Chipman, for steal ing a shirt and handkerchief ; that he had been taken in Batavin, and hurried off with great severity and ru deness, ancl without giving him an opportunity to ap prize his friends of his situation. But it was held by the court, that the warrant was evidence of probable cause, and that the defendants could not be convicted. Thev were accordingly ucquited. " In March 1827, another grand jury assembled in Monroe county, at the Court of Oyer and Terminer. A majority of them were freemasons. Very faint ef forts were made to obtain testimony,and no indictments were found. "In April, 1827, n grand jury assembled at the Oyer and terminer, in Niagara county, and a com plaint was made to them against Eli Bruce, then Slit-r iff of that county, by one of the county committee, It seems to have been anticipated that this grand jury would enter upon an investigation of the subject, and preparations were made accordingly. It is stated ted by Hiram B. Hopkins, a royal arch mason* and at the time deputy sheriff, that he was instructed not to summon any grand jurors but such as were particular ly friendly to the masonic institution At that time grand jurors izens at large. to IT--V- O -. 6- » vruncssvs were intro- °, JUucedand examined to impeach the credibility of the ! ' had bcenbiformetf, by^a'res^^tableViduibitant^that d| Morgan had been caîried tolort Nil«!? îhenœ fo: the Canada shore, and tlicncereturned^ fort Niaga- * ra ; that he had been subsequently put to death • that his body was in the bottom of the Niagara river, and 1 might be found if searched for immerfintfk- «Ji i^Ju (the informant) could tell the place where it would be found. The witness stated that he derived this ildur- *" mation from a man who said he was a mason, and in silted that his name should be kept secret fa if that were known, his life wonh, pay th? » selected by the sheriff from the cit The jury were accordingly packed, pursuant to instructions,—twelve cf them being ma sons and the others friendly to the order. lVf r. Hop kins says, * The district attorney was a royal arch ma son, who knew all about the Morgan affair, in my opin ion ; and the foreman of the jury was one of the war mest zealots of the order in the county. * Ooe of these grand jurors hai iumished a statement of the proceed ings before them, from which the following is taken 1 he foreman claimed the right to examine the witnes ses himself. After several had been examine in such a way rors put questions to a witness. When tliat witness liad retired, this juror was called aside by tlie foreman, and privately solicited to refrain thereafter from ask ing questions, and to leave it with the foreman. The juror, however, persisted ; and, on one occasion, insis ted that a witness should answer what he knew of the The witness objected, because, he said, he considered his testimony irrelevant, and because he an, who got his living by labor ; and if he serious injury to him self anti his family. A lare majority of the jury decid ed that the witness need not answer, but the pertina cious juror insisted on his right, and finally obtained his mutter, ed.by him of the i to give no information, J 11 was a poor man, who got should testify, it might p self and his family. A 1: ed that the witness need rove V.WUBJUIW insisted on Ills ngnt, and finally obtained his point. 1 he witness was called back, and testified that (Bruce had acknowledged to the witness his agency in carrying Morgan to Niagara. Witnesses were intro imprls->tinacious juror required the witness to dve the name of his informant, with a view to have him called-as a witness, which he refused to do ; aad nearly, if not quite, all the other jurors sustained the witness in hi» refund. During the pending of the inquiry before the jory, the loremsn was seen to lesre the ro^, snd rrtireto a nnvnte was Cor don For, who hat at all time«, *hen property »«ked, teitifkd to the fact of Bruce*, riding with him, onthe driver'« «eat of the carriage, which Fo* drove, and whick ooittained Morgan white he wm conveyed ft-om LcwUton to Niagara ; and -it mnrt ha«e required great ingenuity to prevent this witne«« from ^Wr^htjSekieU^etrlhrSepïroAort T7i^ra,\li8ha A d«m 9 ' the ferryman «t Younpstown Vlw.nl l)ovle,^arthur.t Whitney, Noah Beach and Samuol M. Chubbuck. The.« name« are mentioned becauae they are familiar to tho«e who have read the trials, as the very individuals who roust have known all about the transaction. It doe« not '*•} on on -* wîîît dTvic« thev saüîfiîdXeVÏÏÎÎ eoiS^e.'and avoided Closing the trutlj, may, perhap«, be explained l>y what Edward Gkldm» say«, in his almanto lor 1829, at p. 45 ' During die winter,* he «»ys, • 1 had frequent conversations with mason« on the same subject, or a-nom used the same argument, and concluded by urging Sought Aemilve? iusti citizen'sl^Y^ doing ®°* °> tlle nature ot their mason jc oaths, which they never could think ot break • ing.* 4 And,* he savs, 4 that in order to dis pc T his doubts, he was particularly referred to i of t i__ r *i _ rrh ma ; on *. ohlicra *. Cla I\ 8e ,V. . j T°*Sr arch mason 8 ° .S a tion, which binds them to rescue a companion, whether right cr wrong.' The unsullied char actcr of this man for truth has lately been so h oroUR bI v tested, and so triumphantly estab .. , /* ,•■ ,. , . . bshed, that nothing need be said to impress a ny one with the absolute verity of any relation he deliberately makes «< 7'he conduct of this grand jury, and of the • , . . .J J •; ! . itnesses, lias been dwelt upon with some tru nuteness, as fnrmshing evidence which no dis passionate mind can resist, of the awful proati tution of the most sacred offices of justice, and r , , j f l . f V . the dreadful suppression of truth, produced by masonic obligations. I he cap-stone of this edifice of guilt and infamy yet lemains to be exhibited. Seventeen of this grand jury made a f orma j representation to the governor of the / . 1 representation to the governor o! the that, after a long, laborious, and * par ticular examination of all the witnesses, it did not appear that Eli Bruce, or any other person named, was gutltv of or accessarv to the ab , . r .9..... 7 , • , / , j lucl,on William Morgan: ancl they make known to the governor the result of their inqui ries. 4 that blame may not rest on the innocent!' ft would scarcely be believed that the Eli ,„|L , , 9 " cre referred ** the same, man who ft a8 nren proved, over and over again, by the same witnesses who were examined by that ju ry, to have been the chief actor in conducting Mnrimn thrnn»h Miami«.» i ™ or 8»n tlirough Niagara county, who hired nurses twice and a carriage once for the pur pose, and who has himself, in open court, sworn that he did so ! nerson. were not informed by him, and did not know to his knowledge, of any ulterior design with respect to morgan, after he should be brought to Canandaigua. This testimony produced their acquittal. Chapncey H. Coe. Hiram Hubbard and James Lake/ were tried a, the same court, upon a similar indictment. With spect to Coe. the chief testimony was, his having engaged the carriage and horses of Hubbard, with which Aforgan wa. carried off; and Hubbard was implicated from the fact of having furnished, and himself drove the carri age. Lakey was implicated in consequence °, f I,,s «merference in procuring the warrant for ! be arrest of morgan, The proof, however d| d n °* estab f lish ' h « Pilous hnowledge P"!? 08 ® for whlch the «rriage was want-| * d * to J U8t,f y a conviction: and they were ac-'rinn quitted. " At this time Edward Sawvrr wh„ h a I u " j* £<awa!ü lawyer, who had ^i" sub P oe " aed as a witness, did not appear *" d a ? a "*phment was issued against him Whether his appearance and testimony would have varied the result in anv of T» V T fo |W . mendnneAi^ilossTJ-o t aUhough 15 " The next grand jury that assembled in Ni agara, in May, 1827, consisted of nineteer persons, of whom fourteen were well known masons. It was so palpablv useless to mak, any further efforts with such a grand jnrv, that no complaint was made to them A law! how ever, was passed by the legislature this year directing grand jurors to be selected by lot f om list tu be returned bv town officers, soon a, this law went into effect, impartial grand jurors were obtained.—and in Niagara county complaints were made before them, in the latter part of the year, and indictments found against William King. Ezekiel Jewett. Elisha Adams, Solomon C. Wright. Jeremiah Brown, Parkhurst Whitney, Noah Beach. Ti > othy Shaw, William Milier, and Samuel M. Chubbuck, William King was esteemed of the most respectable citizens of the countv having represented it but a short time befon in the state legislature. Ezekiel Jewett very respectable and was employed bv the gov ernment to take charge of Fort Niagara: lie and King were both colonels. Elisha Adams was the ferryman at Youngstown. Solomon C. WYight was a respectable in-keeper and a postmaster, Jeremiah Ilrotvn was a respecta ble farmer in good standing The others were sll respectable men, and regarded as peaceable and orderly citizens. " I" August, 1827, at the Ontario General Sessions, Halloway Howard, James Ganson. Harris Seymour, Henry Howard, and A/oses Roberts, were brought to trial on the indic t ment against tbtm for conspiracy and the ab duction of Morgan, and were acquitted. With regard to all of them but Ganson. the proof consisted in their having gone with Chesebro to Batavia to arrest morgan, and hat ing bro't him to Canandaigua: and with respect to Gan , the proof consisted in his having aided them on the way. Chesebro was examined a witness, and testified that tliose As one was from nit testimony on subsequent occasions, it a j 8 presumed if would not. 5* a t t u* - am - t „ Pm an indictment fnr con ' -sf* , r , . . * » n c , . «piracy and tor kidnapping was found agains. Ell Bruce, David Hague, Orasmus Turner, X Jcdediah DaiTOW. Bruce, as is well known, was Sheriff of Niagara, and in high Branding • . Community Hauer wae a tailor at _ _ 8 , Lock port, « died before he could be brought to trial. i urner was the publisher of a news paper at Loclcport of respectable, character. Harrow was also a respectable man, but bis ^ fliBh V# . 4 , occupation is unknown, tie w as afterwards ap pointed a postmaster, • . i ( To be Continued .) FOWKIUX JCEWft. IRELAND. We »re sorry to lesrn that the connty of Limerick is in a most deplorable state of dis order. The following outrages are stated in » single number of the Limerick Chronicle just come to hand:—" On Wednesday morning n diabolical murder was committed in Temple more. The victim was a young man named Short, an apprentice to a brazier in that town of the name of Gunning. He was waylaid and murdered within a quarter of a mile of hi» home. On the same day, while a man named Nevin was serving process*» for the Quarter Session of Loughrea, he was waylaid by two armed men who beat him in a most unmerci ful manner leaving him as they supposed dead. They took all the originals from him, 6rst swearing him never to serve a process again. On Friday night the House of John Kerwan, on the parish of Kulimore, county Galaway was forcibly entered by a large party of Terra A Its, They got possession of his gunpowder, and ball, and some money. Mondav the vil. lag* of Newport was thrown into a state of great consternation by the appearencc of two powerful factions, named Kennedy and Mur name, who came into light an opposite party of the name of Devitt. In consequence of the ad monition of the priest on Sunday, the latter faction did not appear; but Major Garter with a company of the 74th regiment, from Nenagh, and a strong detachment of police, arrived ly in the day, and remained until the Kenne dys and Murnaines had disappeared. The lat ter had armed themselves with sticks, scythes and gvns . Monday next, however, has beets appointed lor the grand conflict between these miscreants. A few nights ago, Patrick War ren, residing at Kill, Gataway, was attacked bv a party of Terry Alts, well armed, who drag ged him out of his house and beat him nearly to death for saying that the Terry Alts were bad fellows. 'The house of a poor man, nam ed Michael Calnan, near Spring Grove, was entered by a party well armed, wbo nearly mur dered him, they answered for giving lodging to a man named Lally, whom they considered an informer. "—[ Dublin Journal. SPAIN. Extract of a private letter from Madrid, da ted the 10th inst:—" Immediately after a coun cil of Ministers, an order was despatched to the Military Commandants to retain only the troops strictly necessary for the different garrisons, and to send all the others towards Galicia and Estramadura. Orders have been sent to Pam peluna for two of the regiments from that gar i ison to be marched to Galicia. The intention of this is to keep bodies of troops upon the frontier of Portugal, readv to enter that king dom in case the expedition of Don Pedro should effect a landing—for in spite ofthe cab inets of London and Paris, the King is resol ved to take part with Don Miguel. Let M. Perrier, and Lord Grey take warning. There have been very warm altercations between flf. Calomarde, the iVinister of Justice, and M. oalazar, minister of the marine: the latter in consequence has resolved to send in his resig nation. It has just been announced at Court that M. salmon, minister of- Foreign Affairs, died to ( ay at 12 o clock He had been ill for several ays, and M. de Calomarde had been charged with his portfolio bel interim. Changes in the ministry had been spoken of for some time_ e death of M. Salmon, by deranging the s atu quo will undoubtedly give rise to a new composition of the Cabinet. As he had re. emved extreme unction yesterday, the choice ot his successor was already in the delibera lon. 1 he candidates that have the greatest o f SUC j: 8S . are M * d'Ofalia, Ambassa sador at Horned m I r lb, : aJo . 1 ;« titular Ambas M. Paez de la'r a rf at I " adr,d: and burgh The W d ' m,n ! ster at St * Peters ' as hi a PP aar » *he most probable, attach m at,on would rivet the bands which attach our '"^t to that of t U, !sia .** The W.r„_ t . _ i D ' . ingw« PrinttV'T"? 1 * '^follow ' ' a8k ewistsch hasjust publish visonalW a ce ' re 8 u ]? Un 8 'he aid to be pro now dennved'of .'h ° fficers °£ the Polish army well a, to d th * me ? ns of subs ' l8ten ce, at have fallen e widows and orphans of those who ed under tK. P c ?' nmi8s 'on has been estalish. .„i n , " r ^ sld(;nc y °f the Russian Gene ohion^Trom's^ch aid l 0 """""' î' J'.P'f* w ho were „TsZvf u ex "P' ed *» 'host ac-'rinn .h- P ? " d to the rank of officers du V"? ,tle «volution as well as those who, bt the "" condl « : » might prove unworthy of the fa' vora of the emnernr r t»,. Ia only for three veara it the * ? bC èe pmon« «hl W ^1 P"° n ° * hld fnr fh . wh o have received it must provid fo ','hcmselves. ^ *e followln «»«es:— t. 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