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-1 BHATTLEBORO, Yt. FEBRUARY 5 1836. NO. 22." . n r. rm' -itllT r DMoriiEH, when will morning come 1" lit lull ! link" llcaU ' . ... , dwheii it docs, I hope 'twill ho tllnlii.itit, warm and hnght, Jp'-.y u,c for the many pangs Velclttliis weary night. 1 mother, wouhlyoii not, if rich, 1 iVcllic rector, or the squire, ar a bright candle all the n.Slit, AnJnialeanire warm lire Ijiifir kind an J checrfu glow ! liifil I SnOUlu rim iuci m uiSu I. I Unit. ISijrfry ions jTisirue you fold me to your ncart, IAdJ kiss me wneu i civ Uliftthecup unio ii) in. hn,n I complain I'm dry. Loss ray shoulders your dear arm till tenderly is prcss'd, . a - T ..... I..IIM In clrtmi fell alien i .u ! Blr the throbbing of your breast. Bui 'twould be comfort, would it not, For you as well 33 me, Share a light to have a fire LiIiiik ii cun of tea ? fieri think 1 should be well If these things were out so r mother, I remember, once ftVebad them-long ago. li.tvou were not a widow then, not an orphan boy ; bn father, (long ai;o; came nomc, j os'd to jump with joy. k'd to climb upon ins Knee, L,l rlmz about his neck, ll listen while he told us talcs bf battle and of wreck. IWwe not a bright fire then, End inch a many Iriemls I freare thev all "one, mother, dear, for no one to us sends 1 A if some of them would come Ye mijlit know comiori now, oagh ofthem all. not one could be .ilthim I will allow, it he was sick, and then his wounds rVouW often civc him pain, flail cannot" bear to wish Bim with us once again ; u bay that we shall go to him miirA a happy place ishitwas this very night fhatl mcht see his face!" e little murmurcr's wish was heard, It-fore the mornins; broke, slept the lunz and silonl sleep, Iron) which he never woke; Ere the little pain wuru thing he sailor's widow wept, 1 wonder u how tier lonely heart i niai pulses kept t slieliv'd on. though all bereft, toil worn, hearl-vt rung slave : I oft she came lu ween upon aer young hay's little grave ; fcrneruftlie poor house around ' " oniains his mould'ring clay. mere the mourning molhtr wept Sabbath hour away. as she felt the dull decav through all her pulses creep, Icry'u, "by his unconscious dust I soon be laid to sleep, n ralor, patience, innocence, u-visions will have past, I uic s.inor, anu ins wile and cniiu, fill have found relief at last." For the Vermunt Phirnix. Tin: Tni.Li.No iikll. f not the glad chiming of bells calling us Ricipate m mirth or patriotism. It is not piuillizing music of the Sabbath hell, the weary soul to lay aside the dis- ; cares of earth, aud mingle penitential errent supplications, and grateful songs p, with the children of God in Zion's temple , neither is it the rapid, alarm- oi sounas wiucli inlorm us mat fless Ere is spreadinz devastation over I" of man. It is the deen. slow, nierc- Its solemn tones saw Death is in l-dft; another, whoo anticipations of pi and prosperity were as sanguine as "t now animate vnnr lip.irl saw nn Anoihtr heart, which beat joyously K, and thrilled with warm emotions. N ill molioii another restless, asnir- S'ortal mind has forsaken its clay tenc Niher deathless spirit has returned to !" gave it. Nil of a departed spirit is fraueht with jon awfully interesting and important. Ps that Death's wilheritiz breath may Pt the rose of health. his iev hand Mafilmovvr the lirillinnt. srml-heam- -that the eav. buovnnt. nl.ictin snirit iily be subdued and appalled by ap- a -."uiuuon j-aiid that the body, tho' 'object of solicitude. err- Inni- mav re- ft dust as it Was. Anil ia ilii its nnlv 1 1 Doeiitil f OpCS ant desirrna nn.l Innvn no In dnfl. Has It nO VniPO In nnloUn tie in llttlf M downward to the tomb ? Yes it F g'ddy devotee of pleasure, consider r)wn with God, and he at peace, ere rueam 0 SO f iniliilrrnnon nrir ni. ,MI ItllO the eulfof desnnir: In r- r my hole on the fle:tinr?. soul-delu fines of cmh. and lav nn n tronmirn le"her mith or rust corruntsi to the H what thou doest to meliorate the noi my brother do niiinklu hi 1 1 '' al1 llie ei'cfg'es of thy mind, I '. ", ior yet a little while and ' an account of ihv Rtntvnrrtctitn. JTPar,. 1 .... 1 Hi "'"en doing; thy self-denying soon leitninatc. and thou shall en- ihv . "ow of glory, and bask J Saviour's apf,ov:nr smlc. To tarin-sicl. .ou). ... ! clay, and iA.'i-,n? 10 P? " . ? rivnr rt lifo 'Sbell will soon'inounce thai 1 . " "it! stru,c "ou thou art admitted --- ..."ii jimu ur nor- L. U. C. Y. From the Hosinn Pearl. TIIK INCKNDI Alt Y. A TALK OF nEAL LITE. IIV MHS p. . BIloWN. It wtis past midnight the lium of busi ness and the pursuits of pleasure had ceased thu noisn nnd bustle of the world was hushed in nature's still repose, 'ns if the general pulse of life stood still.' No sound was heard but the voice of thu watclimnn in his nightly vigil, and the roar of the wind; dense masses of black clouds were rollint' up beforo the blast from the Southwest, nnd overspreading the heavens, shutting the stars out, nnd making the darknrss more deep and foreboding. Albany was in quiet the residents of Street and vicinity were reposing securely, alike unmindful and un conscious of sights or sounds portentous. There was, however, ono lone watcher, who had looked out on the darkened heavens and lurid clouds, ns those 'who watch for the morning.' From her solitary chambor there glimmered the faint rnys of the nurse-lamp. She, habited in the weeds of widowhood though young, beautiful, and accomplished sat anxiously bending over the cradle of n sick infant, now feeling its feeble pulse, now listening to its painful respiration nnd infant inoanings, with all a mother's agony. The husband of her youth, the object of her early love, had died of tho yellow fever, while on business at New Yorlf, a few months prcvi ous. She had received tho intelligence of his death at nn hour when sho looked for fhis return an hour, above nil others, when she needed his presence, his sympathy, nnd support. Surrounded by all that wealth and aflcction could procure, she felt thnt her 'house was left unto her desolate,' and thut she needed a support which the world can neither give or take away. To God, ia (tut frefli liutir nt wo, Sha llctl in htimtile prater, Climj cloirr to a llirone of grace,' And Uy more lowly there. As she assumed the new relation and re sponsibilities of a'mothcr, she seemed to hear the voice of Providence saying to her Weep nut fur him, but turn juur care To one now cradled on our bicast. This loved object, now sick, demanded her solicitude and attention. She had taken up her pen to write her family at a distance, and solicit her mother to come to her assist ance. Sho hnd refused the proffer of aid from several of her new acquaintance, prin cipally from the maternal feeling, that she could not leave her sick child in other liar's so long as she had her.lth to have the charge of it herself. She had even dismissed her household servants, to repose, nnd sal thus, with a K'eli'' of indescribable loneliness, watching tl'(? progress of disease on the only earthly objt-ct for whom she was willing to live, and toil, nnd suffer.. ,S1h hnd listened with some impatience to hear the welcome sound of the watchmun's voice breaking on the silence, 'One o'clock, and all is icell !' when she imagined she saw a Hash of light ning break on the darkness without, and she expected to hear the thunder murmur in the distance, or roll athwart the heavens but all wns silent. Again light gleamed through the folds of the window curtains, but on go ing to the window, all was dark and still as the bosom of the night. 'In circuinstnnces like my own, it is not strung that imagination should exert a pow erful influence over n timid, sorrowful mind,' said she to herself "but 1 will not give way to superstitious fears 1 will look for forti tude and strength equal to my day, from Him who is everlasting strength.' Her babe had now become restive; she laid its feverish head on her own aching bosom, and kneeling, poured out her full heart into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. As she arose from prayer, she observed a chunue in the countenance of her child. . . . r , 1 will call a servant, nnu send lor a pnysi- emn,' said sue, moving towuru tne uoor. At that moment a broader, brighter light streamed in at the window; several oens simultaneously gave the alarm, and Fire I fire I fire I it-sounded from a nutuireit voi- . 1 1 ces. Her lirst eliort was to awawen ner sleeping servants. As she hurried from room to room in the beck part oi ner nouse, clouds of smoke, througn which file occa sionally flashed, were every where seen. LJelore she Imu nccomniisneu ner erranu of inercv. the whole block to which her house wns appended was literally in names. Anxious only for the safety of her child, her inquiry wns, 'Where can I fly with my dy intr child?' Her servants wiro too mueli terrified to render her either counsel or as sistance, anil thought only of their own per sonal safety. She liad the presence oi iniiiu to secure a purse containing a small amount of money, and her watch in her bosom then seizinrr a cloak and bonnet, to shield herself and child from the biting wind, she hnstened to the street door, tho only possible ivav of escane from the consuming olement. Hero a most npjialliug spectacle was pre sented. The liro was uy mis tune nig,l,tJ nn either side of the street: men, women, nnd children, in their night-clothes, were pouring from their fjery dwellings, some from windows nnd upper stories ; mothers were calling for their children, and children crying for their mothers husbands insearch for their wives and children wives search inn, in return for their husbands: consterna tion and terror preventing a recognition of their nearest relations, l no wiuow puuseu for n moment, ovorpowered by this scene of horror when agentlemnn, in tones of sym pathy and kindness, addressed her. Fly, madam, I beseech you,' said he, 'to n place of safety ; your house is on fire, and will soon be in ashes; tho wind nnd extent oflhefiro render tho efforts of tho firemen vnin. nnd tho encines powerless. I am your friend, and will secure what I can of vpur most vaiuaoio propuny, uuu iwwit.u 'If you are my friend, go with mo to a place of eal'ctv.' cried the widow, 'and let every thing else perish.' 'Her?, servant I' cried he, 'protect this la dy to her friends.' The servant obeyed the widow hastened to cscnpo the conflagration, and her pretend ed friend to seize the spoil of her splendid house for himself. But fire seemed to en velope every thinir in the widow's tiath. nnd bomo on by fierco winds, threatened the whole city. Cries of grief, terror, and des pair, were fearfully commingled with the roar of the raging element itnd the crash of Hilling timbers. Persons in attempting to save their property, dashed their furniture from their windows, and made it but one heap of ruin on thu pavements, If money or plate was thus rescued from the fire, it was only to be snatched up by the hand of incendiaries, who in groups were watching for the prey. Many, in attempting to secure n little from the devouring flames, lost their limbs or their lives; nnd those who at such a risk hnd snntched a part from the general ruin, were oAen laid prostrate by the lawless arm of the robber, and their all wrested from them. But the voice of kindness was every where heard calmly saying, 'Trust tne with that purse of gold I am your friend com mit to my care your plate, and I will secure all 1 can, aud r'cMorc it.' 'And who ure these calm friends?' thought thu widow, as she struggled on her wny through every impending danger 'who can be so self-possessed, so benevolent und disin terested, at such a moment as this?' At Inst she reached n quiet part of the city, nnd pointed out to her attendant the dwelling of her friend. 'Then deliver your watch, madnm, or diet1 said he, presenting a pistol. She tore it from her bosom, and dashed it on the pavement; he snatched it from the ground and fled precipitately, nnd she saw him no more. In u state of terrp: and exhaustion she reached the house of iter friend, and was admitted. In the morning she visited the smouldering ruins of her late splendid abode, and shed tear of agony over the scene of desolation thnt every where met her eye. A few days more, she was seen wending her solitary way to her father's house in the country, in n stage conch; a little coffin lay in her lrp. containing the last relict of her earthly treasure. But the case of the wid ow is bui one solitary, selected page in tho history of the 'great (ire at Albany,' 179-. Hundreds of other families who, "like her. sat down to a plentiful board on that f irful night, surrounded bv all the comfort and elegancies of life, were on the following morning without where to lay their heads pensioners on public benevolence their property and their homes, accumulated ner- 4np byyrura of psttait industry, ivjra u . pile ol smouldering rums given to utter destruction by the hands of a cruel incendi ary nnd his accomplices, to gratify the lust of unlnwful gain, regardless of the misery it cost their fellow-men. But thu sequel of our story will show the infatuation of those who thus sell themselves to work wickedness, and bear tetsimony to the truth that 'verily there it a God xcho judgtlh in the earth.' For several months there hnd been a little sloop plying between New York and Alba ny, commanded by Captain Vincent. Thut sloop was constantly employed in conveying stolen property from thu one place to the other, or depositing the goods in some favor able place along the Hudson; they were transported by teams to towns contiguous, where they were usually sold at auction by unsuspected accomplices. The season was one of those desolating ones when the yel low fever prevailed in New York. The inhabitants had fled from the city by thous ands, and business was in n great measure suspended, ns in tho time of the recent chol era; this gave an excellent opportunity for plunder. Vincent, by means of false keys, entcreil the desolated stores, and freighting his sloop, nscendeil the Hudson, sold the goods, usually re-loaded his sloop with lum ber or wood, and returned to New York to commit new depredations on the property of others. Emboldened by his success, he at lust ventured to offer his goods for sale in the city of Hudson. Ho was suspected, and arrested with four of his men, nnd com mitted to the county jail for trial. Eviden ces from New York were expected to ap pear against him; but nt the silting of the Superior Court, ns nnnoo.J, ihcy were discharged. A few hours after the court hnd risen, and Vincent und his gang were safely out of reach, those evidences arrived ; they had been retarded by head winds from reaching Hudson in season for their convic tion, lie, therefore, who hail been guilty of the most flagrant robberies, thefts, and burglaries, for u time escaped the ju i t re ward of his crimes. Ono incident which occurred during the confinement of Vincent may bo worthy of notice. IJe had often complained of the neglect of his family, who neither visited him or answered his let ters, though living within twenty miles of tho prison. Ono morning Captain Vincent solicited tho jailor to go some ten or lilteen miles on important business for him, and ns an inducement, offered to give himahund some rownrd, and pay hirp in advance. The jailor objected thnt his family wns sick, but on the wholu was induced to go. After ho was gone, a brother of Captain Vincent called and wished to see him. lie wus told it was not convenient for him to seo his brother that morning, but if ho would call on his return from Hudson, ho might have tho opportunity, as tho keeper would proba bly then bo at home. Ilo replied that it would bo impossible for him to cnll on his return, and requested he micht have the privilege then, as his brother felt himself nogiectett oy nis menus. j iiiuo giri, iiur toen years of nge, was therefore sent to open the outside dooi of the prison, that the broth er of Vjncent might see and converse with jiim through tho aperture in ths jnner door, through which food, water, &c were hand ed the prisoners. She obeyed her orders and remained present during their interview, till requested by the brother of Captain Vin cent to bring him something to treat the prisoners. In compliance with his request, and the pernicious custom of those times, the girl repaired to the bar and procured the destructive beverage, received her pay. and closed the doors safely, after the brother had bidden Captain Vincent farewell, assur- nig mill mat no could not call on his return, and exhorting him to receive the punish ment duo to his crimes with patience and submission, It wns toward nv.-nimr; tl,,. jailor had not returned when the wife of the jailor, who wns confined to her bed bv siek- ness, inquired of the girl abovo mentioned, what noise it was sho heard in the passage that separated the house from the prison. 'Hunl' said she, 'and sec if my husband hasreturned.' The child obeyed. On reach ing the passage, she was surprised to see the outside door open, the inner door un locked, the prisotiors with all chains off. hats on, und every man with his bundle and cudgel in his hund, and the brother of Capt. Vincent standing before tho door. There wns no, mule attendant on whom she could call, nnd no person about the premises who could render the least.cid, except a faithful negro womnn in the kitchen. Sho had the presence of mind to fly to the kitchen, and request her to tome to her aid; and then, for fear of alarming the sick, sho hastened back another way to the passage. On her arri val there, she found the brother of Captain Vincent making ineffectual efforts to open the inner door, which was held by two small bolts, which the brother was too much fright ened to observe From some cause, the ne gro woman did not understand the request made her, and did not go to the assistance of the girl. What was now to be done? Two small bolts, which could be removed in an instant, were the only impediment to the liberty of ten prisoners, some of whom were of the most abandoned character, one or two of whom had sworn that they would kilt the jailor or some of his family, could they get nn opportunity. That family was now left without any earthly protector, some of them too sick to escape or make resis tance. Even a knowledge of the situntion of things might prove fatal to the wife of the jailor, in her present state of weakness. The Irutli that the jjilor had been hired to so on business for the sake of having him out of the way. nnd that Vincents brother had been to Hudson to procure false keys, now flashed ou the mind of the child; every thing depended on her fortitude nnd contriv nnru. - 'Itvill do what I enn,' rhougl.t e'.v, J stepped between the prison door and the brother of Vincent, so as to hide the bolts from his notice. A clamor wus now raised in the prison. Why don't you open the door?' was the general cry. 'I can't open it,' was the reply. 'There are two bolts just behind that jrirl.' said Vincent. 'Full them bock, and we are out. His brother put his shoulder to the door, and L'uve a violent push. 'Fool I' said the prisoners, 'you will never get us out so. 'Just knock that girl down,' said one, 'and then null those bolts.' 'There is no uso in hurting the child,' said another; 'she has been kind to us; can't you put her away?' The man trembled like nu aspen the child took cournue. 'Come, little girl,1 said he, kindly, 'go and get me some grog lor the prisoners, and I will give you a shilling.' She did not move. A few moments more, stud Captain Vin cent to his brother, 'and the whole scheme is lost. Let us out, if you have to kill the whole family, for Heaven's sake.' His bro ther jiulled u pistol from his coat pocket; he .was deadly pale; he raised the pistol slow ly in his trembling hand, and pointing it at the child's head, smid, 'Go away, or I'll shoot you r His arm fell powerless by his side. 'Ho bus not courage to kill me,' said the child to herself, looking him steadily in the face, 'but if he kills me, I will do my duty.' He again raised the pistol, und repeated, 'Go uway, or I II shoot you I' Atrain fell. Tho prisoners crew I raved, swore, nnd begged bim to be quick, or all was lo'1- ucomcU to gntner a fresh resolution raised his arm nnd pistol tho third time, and with a terrible onth that made the child's blood creep cold through her veins, said, 'Go I or' at thnt moment a cry was heard from within, ''Tisover! a man coming I' nt the same time, the family nhvsician planted his fool on the door-sill. The brother of Vincent darted past him like an arrow; the girl seized the outside door, and pulled it too; tho physician exclaimed, w iini s ino matter ncrc r putting ins cane til rou oh the staple. 'Thank God I thev nre safe,' said the child in n feeble voice, and fell senseless into tho arms of the kind physician. The jailor soon returned tho prisoners were asnin put in irons und no injury was done, except ns the doctor used to laughingly say 'Poor P. was frightened out of threoyears growth.' it wns out a tew weeks niter the discharge of Vincent nnu his men, thnt tho 'great lire at Albany' occurred. Tho circumstances of that fire woro such nltogcthcras to prove it to have been the work ol an incendiary, or rather a hordo of plunderers. The pub lic mind was in agitation and a state of gen eral excitement, nnd all wero on --!-5v-lQQk out for rogues. A few days after, a sloop was ascending the Hudson with n variety of passengers on board. The great fire was talked of, and the poverty and misery con sequent was made a subject of comment. There was orfe, however, that took no part in the conversation ; he seemed to stand aloof from the rest, looking intently on tho water at the prow, alternately consulting his splen did gold watch, as if!o ascertain the rapidi- his arm ly of their progress. He had been watched by one of the gentlemen on board, who thought him a suspicious character, and was about to communicate his suspicions to oth ers, when the thought oceutred that in the present state of excited feeling, the innocent were liable to suspicion ; he therefore fore bore any remarks, but intended to keep nn eye upon him. . Soon after, he went to the captnin nnd requested lo be set ashore. The captain said, as he had engaged his passage to Albany, he should carry him thither. They were now within a few miles, and eould not stop to put him ashoru in the woods. No more was said; but in a few moments the same person wus seen nt some distunce from that sloop, swimming ashore. Suspicions were soon reciprocated, and u boat wus manned and sent after him. but he reached the shore in safety, and was lost to sight in the forest; his coat and boots were left ou board. I ho sloop arrived at Alba ny, and information was given, to the prouer authorities, of the suspected person's stature, complexion, ecc. un uie same evening, a gentleman who had been employed in a lumber yard was nbout retiring from his la bors, ns the twilight was fading into the darkness of night, but sat down for u mo ment on a pile of lumber; when, at a little distance, he discovered a man skulking along thu lumber yard, as if to escape no tice. He immediately sprang from his seat and seized him, saving, 'You are my prison er I' The poor, guilty wretch pointed to the smouldering ruins then in view, and said, 'I kindled ttioe fires, I plundered an immense amount of property, and might have escaped unsuspected but 1 could not; 1 nm in tor ment take me to a magistrate I will con fess the whole.' He did so. It was the same person who, two hours previous, swum ashore from the sloop, to escape detection. tie was committed, and in due time wns tried und condemned to suffer death ; but the humane governor reversed the order of the court, and sentenced him to solitary impris onment duriuff life. He made a full con fession of his various crimes reverted to his detection nnd imprisonment in C County jail said he made a solemn vowto God, thai if he escaped punishment then, he would go nnd sin no more but that vow wns broken with the first temptation that the tortures of conscience would soon de stroy him. He died, a short time .nftcr, in prison, cither by violence from his own hand, or from guilt und despair a monu ment of follv nnd crime. He was the son of respectable parents began his career of! sin by a breach ol the babbath, and piltering small sums from his fulher, to spend in gam ing and drinkintr with his wicked associates. Wl,k Captain Vauont firtt yiwld2 la'lat tation, how little he thought of the end of his mad career I But when once a youth throws himself on the current of vice, who can say if that current will ever be stayed till that youth is lost forever? From the Vermont Chronicle. CONNECTICUT niVEIl AND ST. LAWRENCK HAIL I10AD CONVENTION. The Convention heretofore called, assem bled at this place on the 20th iust. Elipha let Avcrill, Esq. of Hartford, Ct. was cho sen President, Messrs Enisttis Fairbanks, of St. Johnsbury, and John C. Holbrook, of Bruttleboro', Vt.'Vice Presidents, nnd Messrs I. W. Hubbard and J. D. Hntch, of Wind sor, Vt. Secretaries. Upwards of 150 gentlemen enrolled their names as members of thu Convention. .Messrs. P. H. Knowlton, from Lower Cuna da, Col. J. Stevens, of Newport, Engineer, and C. H. Peaslee, Esq. of Concord, N. II. were received by special invitation. A Committee of Overtures was raised, C. Coolidge, of Windsor, Vt Chairman, which subsequently reported the following resolu tions: 1. Resolved, Thnt n committee of seven persons be appointed, to investigate, and re port upon, thu practicability of constructing the proposed road, having regard to eleva tion, soil, materials, &c. and an estimate of the cost in each of the modes in which rail roads are now made. 2. Resolved, That n committee of nine persons be appointed to report upon the re sources of the territory falling within the in fluence of the proposed roatl, nnd the pre sumable atlvnntnees to be derived from it. 3. Resolved, Thut a committee of three persons be unpointed to enquire into tliuim portanceof tiie proposed road, in n natjonil point of view, as a portion of one Qontniuous internal unooi communication "inrougn uie union. 4. Resolved, Thnt n committee of seven persons be appointed to repoit upon the mea sures necessary to the procuringchnrters not yet obtained, and the uniting with compa nies nlreadyj'ncorporated. 5. Resolved, That a committee of nine persons be appointed to draft nnd repoit'gen eral resolutions. C. Resolved, That a committee of corres pondence, consisting of three persons, bo ap pointed to report at any future Convention, or publish such facts from time to timo as they shall judge proper. The resolutions were adopted and the com mittees appointed. The committee orT the 6th Resolution, termed tho committeo '( correspondence, were as follows: Carlos Coolidgi'jEsn. Rev. John Richards, 'nd Charles Hopkins, Esq. of Windsor, Vt. The following resolution was read and adopted. Resolved. Thnt a committee ol nine per sons bo raised, for the purpose of ascertain- injr as far as practicable, the amount oi avail able water power to be found in tho Vulley of Connecticut River, from tide water to the foot of the Fifteen Milo Falls, nnd of its trib utary streams, as also of the s'.reams de scending northward in the direction of tha St. Lawrence, and to report generally upon, the subject at this meeting of the Convention. And ulso that said committee be instructed, to make, at some future time, such furthrr report os may be by them deemed expedient. Dr L. Jewctt, of St. Johnsbury, Vt. from,, the committee on the 5th Resolution, made the following report, which together with, the resolutions was adopted. To tho mil road Convention now in ses sion, your committee appointed to draft nnd report general resolutions, respectfully report, the following: 1. Resolved, That wo consider the facili ties afforded by the use of rail roads to be, superior lo any other mode of conveyance, and that no section of our country would d rive more benefit from, or has greater claima, to these facilities, than the vulley of the Connecticut. 2. Resolved, That while we award lo otht or sections of our common country the p'raisit of being before the valley of the Connecticut in providing facilities for travel and trans portation, we avow our fixed determination, to enter at once ou a course of rail road mea sures with n spirit and perseverance which, shnll never sleep, while doing more will add either to the honor or the interest of the great valley of the Connecticut. 3. Resolved, That all the members of Congress, in both houses, from the valley of the Connecticut and its tributaryistreams, be requested to use their utmost efforts to procure the services of an engineer force to effect a survey of the foute; and that the committee of correspondence address them on the subject. 4. Resolved, That this Convention highly appreciate the interest which our Canada friends manifest in favor of our enterprise;' and we nssuic them that we regard their success in their contemplated rail road un dertakings willi lively intcres, both on ac count of their importance to them and to us. 5. Resolved, That, while persons of ull occupations in society would bo greatly ben efitted by the construction of the contempla ted rail road, yet we consider that it would be especially favorable to the farming inter est, as in its operations it would compara tively annihilate time nnd space, and put the farmer in the interior on an equality with those who live in the neighborhood of our large cities. G. Rcsolvid, That for the purpose of - dis seminating information, and enlisting ud uniting the cnergien of the people of theso valleys, it be recommended to the members of this Convention and the friends of the en terprise, to call meetings in those towns on and near the proposed route where no spe cial efforts have been heretofore made. 7 Tltntnll thr r;i 4 J- tistieal information communicated to this convention bo referred to the committee.of correspondence, and Uiat they distribute the pamphlets they publish ns they see fit, one nt least of them to uach member of this con vention, and that the printers of newspapers in the valley and Lwer Canada be'request ed lo publish the substance of it ia their pa pers. Harvey Chase, Esq. of Cornish, N. H. from the committee on the 4th Resolution, presented the following report & resolutions. The committee raised by the 4th resolu tion, have made some enquiries on the sub ject ofthe measures necessary to procure tha requisite charters and their other duties, ana beg lenvo respectfully to present the follow ing report: Your committee understand that the ex isting chnrters extending from New Haven to Hartford and from Haitford to tbe north line of Connecticut, are in the hands of per sons friendly lo our object, and include all or nearly nil the powers which could be de sired, ll may be important hereafter so far to modify ihtv enactments of those charters, ns to enublethcm to consolidate their man agement and control, or perhaps to form with each other the necessary partnership or union. Not having the charters beforo them, howover, your committee cannot at present form any opinion on this subject. In Mnssnchusetts the Legislature are now in session, and nsTtheir rules require a ur- vcy to bo placed on their files a given time before tho session which makes the grant, we must defer our application till the session in January next. In the meantime, howev er, the requisite surveys nnd indeed all pre liminary measures may bo completed. From the north boundary of Springfield, to the south line of Massachusetts, being the width of twq towns, your committee under stand that n road has been chartered and that the corporators are ready to apply their grant for the bsnefit of our common under taking. In New Hnmpshiro nothing las yet been done, but little doubt can exist that any ne cessary charters and powers will bo readily granted. In Vermont the Incorporating Act of last session contains, in the opinion of your com mittee, all the provisions hich are needed, unless' it be perhnps soma clause enabling lhemto"form n union with the companies in other States ; and even without this power tho general ability "lo make contracts" would enable the company in this State to form, a partnership with any other. In Canada, fas your committee learn from the delegation from that Proyinco,) no doubt is entertained that tho Parliament will,, at their next session, which will be holden next :..u v.... -j autumn, enioropiicuiy nnu mu suojcci, ana readily pass the necessary enactments. To conclude, your committee would.sug. gest that much remains to be done on iho branch of our subject which has been sub mitted to their investigation ; that it is fruly important that these remaining'dnties be pa tiently, industriously, and faithfully perform ed ; and that concert, prudence, ana foresight, be used in all our efforts. In effecting pur object in this particular, your commit(e would rc'm'meacit'w following rt'wlut'osi.