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. '..-.TV":'-. T " 7M" A mT rani ''- m ' ' -nir ' w' -i- " '--.. i : ..: -g, T B MOVT P H (EII X 1 -.. I,. rlr ' " 1 " I TT" r n IV " " i" ' 1 III "1 .. . I . .... BRATTLEBORO, Vt JANUARY 11, 183 9. NO, 19. KBRIQJVT JPHQEJVIX. puiilIshkd every frIday .mornino, bv WM. E. RYTHEll. Curri'iinlciico of tlm llaiton Alia. yritR. PilHNTISS OV MISSISSIPPI. VA8iHNqxoN, Dec, 27, 1838. On repairing to the House of Repicscnla lives, il is morning, I found more people in hilijallerH'i'ii.hiipt.havoHVerjnel there since the, opening ol this session, Air Prenlistot jMississ.ippi, it tvns known to every boily, wits entitled to llio flour; mid thu announcement of.lhe fact whs suitiqif nt to ntlinci n crowd. Thu Indies besides filling their own gallery To overflowing, occupied the greatest num ber of thu seals, in that appropriated to the neji, which commanded a view of the House, and the orator. It was fear.crf. nt one time, that the huge and brilliant assemblage would be, disap pointed ; for the- Report of the Wisconsin Contested election had been assigned as the special order of this day j but it wns post poned to next Thursday ; and instead of a dull discussion upon the facts of a contest .for Congress, we Imd the captivating and impressive eloquence of Air Prentiss. Tie House again resolved itself into com- .lniltcc ol the whole, John Quincy Adams nguin look the chair, and " The gentleman of AIis5isippi" arose. There was perhaps scarcely one stranger- present witli whose notions ol Air P.rentisss cnnrocler ana genius his first nppenrnnce did not iar in a greater 01 less decree : but a few minutes listening was sufficient to make them forget his figure, and to engross their minds entirely and exclusively with his sub ject, amj the spirit and vigor with which he treated it. Seldom has there been a more siriuing example ot tno " icus magna, in carporc parvo." . It is exceedingly difficult to report Mr P 'realist at any lime. He thrown out his ideas so rapidly, and scatters his imagery witn so much prodigality thnt, with the quickness of his enunciation, and a, habit he Jias of lowering his voice almost to a whis per, it is almost impossible for the most skil ful stenographer to follow him. On the ores- vnt occasion the difficulty was increased by (he, circumstance that muny of the best parts ot the speech consisted o comments on re ports, letters and other documcts. Without these papers, no abstract of his remarks would be intelligible. I will, therefore, con lent myself with noticing a lew of his prin cipal points, arguments, and illustrations. His subject was to show that the Presi dent of the United States, and his Secrctaiy ofthe Treasury, in the remarks thty have respectively made on the recently discover ed defalcations have attempted lo play off upon the people of this country a wretched imposition ; nnd that the whole adminis tration PARTY IN, CoNORESS AUK AID- iso and abetting them. He said he would prove this upon tho President, as the person first, and chiefly responsible, accord ing to the doctrines of his "illustrious prede cessor," He. would fasten the charge of cor rupt collusion and fraud upon the Secretary ofthe Treasury, so thul it could not be thrown off, unless some of liis friends should put in for him n plea of his being "non com pos mentis." Ho compared the conduct of the Executive and his pnrtjzuns. in showing ftp these instances of defalcation, lo that of art ancient tyrant who inflicted upon his bo dy several apparently severo wounds; then exposed tlicm to his countrymen, declnritig they were made by an assassin and asked tin additional' guard of soldiers for his protec tion. Once possessed of this accession of military force, he seized upon the supreme authority, nnd made himself master of their rights' aiid liberties. So this Administration comes forward, showing us the defalcations which were produced by its own system) rind asks for additional offices to be filled by the Executive's c tea lures hud partizans; for ' the'purpose ofhrenking down the freedom nnd independence ofthe country. The parly give up Swarlwaut, as the pur sued bear drops one of her cubs to save the rest I But (Premiss said) ho would follow the old dam to her den, nnd call on the peo ple to crush the whole brood I Mr Prentisi commented with great pun gency 'on the President's suggestion that thu application of public money to private uses, by nn, officer .of the Government, ought to be visited with ignominious punishment; and on his wonderful discovery that "the Ap pointing Power cannol always bo well ad- . yised in its selections." He adduced cases in which the Executive had failed to remove men ; and hud re-appointed, men whom he knew to have committed Offences which he now wishes should be stigmatised as felony, find punished with disgraceful punishment. Tho President, in this very" recommendation; 'pronounces on hiuiself and his own course the most decisive' condemnation 1 Alr Prenlisshun went to the Secretary o? tlm Treasury ; and gove) him n flagella tion that will not soon bo foi gotten, H took up that, functionary's report communt eating the'eorreponduncu, 'between, the Do f kqqw not how many. I heir.napie is legi on, , This dpc.upient hu pronounced to be a, moral, politicuj, jind literary curiosity, It renpnded him.ofthp cauldron in .which (h wiicne3 in. fliaebein mipgieq tn.eir Hell brjuili I It was.a collection of (he most he- nnd.'he 'nb;v Undertook 'to" show from this correspondence that ,tjie most enormous rREASUriV; Pf.PARTMENTjn ,ih.af (jie ENCUMBENTS IN OFFICE AND RE-Ar-POINT' ED TJIEM AFTER THEIR TERMS bf SERVICE HAD EXPIRED. . So farns talking went. thtS Secretary trnve it to the defaulters pretty severely. They have it linu upon line nrccent unon nre- cept hero a 1 ml o and there a great deal .I...5. -i l .' uiiiii lin u vino iiiiisi uuvu uecn urea some what with ihe tedious repetition of n twenlv times told tale. ,Uut the mischief ia it never went farther than mere talking; when what was wanted wns action. , TJie.firstJnstancejif defalcation cited by Air Prentiss, wasHthot of Spencer, a receiwr' ofthe laud office nt Fort IVaine. Indiana. in 1830. "I will show vou an examnle." said he. "If you nre a laughing philosopher you will have plenty of food for merriment--if ofthe contrary sect, you may weep for Un balance of VOlir lives." He then rend a se. ries of letters addressed nt different times by the Secrelury of ihe Treasury to this indi vidual, couched in the mildest terms, reques ting him to render his monthly nccounts, and deposit thu very largo buhuiro of public money ip nis possession ; una other letters to different persons on the s.imo subject, in one of which the Secretary says: "It would ptodure an unpleasant political excitement if ho were removed, he has influential friends better let it be." As for tho last phrase Air P. said he did not exactly under stand it ; perhaps it was n cant expression nmong office holders, like the language of the swell mob in England. At last answers are received from Air Spencer, in one of which hesnys " I have deposited 8101,000 in silver the rest in fold and paper (about 800,000.) I have still in my hands, and have not deposited it, be cause my democratic friends think I had heller not leave until ufter the election." This letter was dated early in October the election referred to was to lake place on the 7th November ncit. So that this large amount of money was to be kepi in the hands of the receiver for at least a month beyond the legitimate period for depositing it. "These men," said Mr Prentiss, ''hnd be come like tho Pushas of the Sultan, loo pow erful to remove they did not dare lo re move them." It wns stated repeatedly by the Secretary ofthe Treasury that the duty of making monthly deposits of the public money was a paramount duty. Yet it was not paramount in Spencar's case he had higher duties to fulfil. One man was permitted to resign quietly, without prosecution, with a coal sixty thou sand of the public money in his pocket! The correspondence shows that the Secre tary knew all the time that this officer had applied this amount to his own private uses. That amiable functionary had written re peatedly to his subordinate, noticing the de Talcation, and earnestly calling on him to "pay up" nndnt last told the defaulter that the President had directed him (the Secreta- ryj io write decisively, that unless the nc counis were seuiru at an cany aay, ne should be dismissed. But he was not dismissrd, although he resolutely held out hirain.-l tho lequisitions and menaces of both President and Secreta ry I he correspondence shows nn entire want of common energy and spirit ofordi nary manhood on the part both of Air Van Buren and Air Woodbury. After the lapse ol weeks, the threatened uelaulter receives a letter from the Secretary. Is it the an nouncement of his removnl ? Not at ull. The furthest from it possible. It is a mild, gentle, timid, almost obsequious reinon strnuce with him for withholding the public money, aud hopini; thnt hereafter hu would not fail lo deposiiu it lo thu credit of the Government, as he wns bound to do. Real ly, Air Vu Burenaml Al Woodbury must be the lineal dascendants of Jon j for patience equal to theirs wns never exhibited since his dny. Tho best of the aflair is, that in ihe end, the defaulter resigned. He wus not re moral, for Ihe anion of the Executive had never gone beyond a'suvere menace ; and In' carried ofl not 800,000,-but TWO HUN' DRED AND NINETEEN THOUS AND DOLLARS. Truly did Air Prentiss say, that no man nossessini? ordinary sensibility and nut riot ism, could read the letters which had passed in this case, and others contained in the re port, without mourninu over the deteriora tion of the country. He noticed, in this connection, the case of the Receiver in AIissismppi, referred to in thu Secretary's report, :Wllo was rccommen (led to a continuance in ollice on the exptess ground that, although he had speculated largely with the public money, yet his HANDS WERE NOW FULL J AND HE HAD NO REASON NOR TEMPTATION TO SFECUL ATE MORE I This is very bad : but the Receiver who succeeded him made a case vere little better He embezzled the public property, in t shape of lands, to the Wmount of 30 or thousand dollars.' The honest, pura mind ed people of this country may see frdm this how thu system of thu spoils partv works. It is only one example. The rich lands of the Southwest have been" bestowed, in fee, On these public plunderers: Never did the Norman Conqueror of England givu his feudatories possessions half so ample, or so (iiuuiii-iini no mi3- ixcjiuuiKan, AUiiunisjru lion1' bestows on its favorites" olid partisans. One ofthe best things jn tho whole, of Prentis? 3 Speech was'his .sarcastic c'orhhfen tfiry '6nJthe code or morality, by which' Alt Secretary Woodbury appears to havu been teguiaieu, in uu ma iiucivuuiaw wiiii,iuu, ue faulting pels and favqrKes' of tho" party., He gave Mr Secretary p napie wJiicn, VRP'ff'tfNVYi'l .etlslf lOihun. He com "Patil.CliiTord.vi nr as she was lumiliam- ed.hfs mild advces. fb .tbo .Lecf-Treatf urers to tho gentle Jadm6nitions. with which that famous matron, when inspired by the spirit of moralizing, addressed -leetle Prentiss read aloud from Bulvler's Nbvcl tho advice of Airs Lobkins ; and it struck ev ery body as so oppoite an illustration of the Secretary's mornihv, that every 'sehlcnri.' was received with thi' keenest rntovmeiU. 'Mind thy kittychism. child, (said I lit "dame) and reverence old agtf. Never jieai i specialty wnen any one is tn ine . j . -1 r ,t .11.. . . . . tcay. (Loud laughter.) HUcinodesn-Panl. "and slick lo your situation in life. Read your Bible, nnd talk like a pious son. People goes moio by your Woitn lhan your actions. (Renewed Intirhter.) If vou " want what is not your own, try nnd do " without it ; and if you cannot do without it, "take it nway by insinitalion, not bluster. " They as swindles does more, nnd risks " less than they as robs " I can give you no idea of ho delectable manner in which PrtMiss recited this: nor of the impression it produced on his audi tors. Hail it been in order. Ihe calleries would have tisenand huzza'd. Belter was to come. Mother Lribkins put in Paul's hand the sum of five half nence and one farthing. "There, boy," quoth she, (and she stroked his head foudlv. as she spoke, much nfter the fashion in which Air secretary MnoQthrd down his subordinates.) rou noes right not lo play lor nothing. it s loss ot time i t$ut, remember, nlnv with those as bo less lhan yourself: and THEN YOU CAN GO FOR TO BEAT EM IF THEY DAYS YOU OO FOR TO CHEAT 1" Air Prentiss wrought un with creot pow er the application of this last passage. He reminded the House that to "g o lor to beat those teho say ynu go for to cheat," wns the very spirit ol Jacksomsm. the law intro duced by Jackson was club lau. Air IFire wos an example. While puxhwc the in vestigations into ihe abuses ofthe Executive Departments two sessions ago, he wns oblig eo to co about, wilh "his harness on." General Jackson had hut lo whistle, nnd llu- Rhoderick Dim men were ready to obey his oeucsi. " Thnt whistle garrisoned the glen At once, with full five hundred menl" They were driven, to the wall, nnd slain, who dared look into the abuses and corrun lions ofthe Government. The man, who, animated with a love of his country, and ha trcd of oppression, and scorn for corruption, boldly expressed ins sentiments, carried his life in his hand 1 He fell hu might nt any moment oe exposed lo the bludgeon or pistol In the State of Mississippi, two gentlemen of mcnignest character, public and private were snni aoicn, lor tneir pains in vxamin. ing and attempting to expose the frauds, the corruptions, the abuses in which thu author ized, pelted nnd pampered officers of Gov. eminent hurl indulged for years. It was for this Air Senator Poindtxler was persecuted. It was because he dared to look into alleged defalcations, that the whole influence ofthe Administration and the whole exertions of those who were bound together by the co hesive power of tho plunder of thu public wer directed against him. Air Prentiss took occasion to pronounce a eulogy on' Air j.-omuexicT, nsjusianu mcrucu,as nuns ei f-J-J-j- . i i oqucnt n the expression. Prentiss is excellent at illustration and telling n siory. While commenting on the slowness ofthe Secretary, nnd the Adminis tration, lo discern the existence of any defal cations, he introduced the followingdtalogue, which is no less illustrative of the position of Air Woodbury, than the policy of Air Van Buren : A Fadle, " And how did it happen Pat, .. .1 .' .1 Y1 . . 1 ' 'l . nun nnsincr van uurcn aiwnys itepi in "with iheould General as he did?" " Why.. I'm thinking Alurphy, it wos be "cause ho always hud sich a bed cowld "jisl," "And what had his having a cowld to do " with me matter al all .at al ' "wny, aiuye mver nenr, .Murpny, my " boy,,of ihe.fox thnt had a cowld ? thin I'll " tpll ye. Once there was a lion that wont "ed to know how polite nil the bastes were, " so he mndu a great smell in his dei with " brimstone or .something else; Idon't mind " what jisl. but it smell enough lo knock you "down iniirely, and then ho called in the "bearr, and says ha. 'Good morning t'ye " iUislhor liearr, nnd what d ye think of the "smell herethis.mor.ning?' And says thu "benrr,, says he,. Why it smells bad,', " Whot's that you say V says tho lipn ; 'take "that,1 says ho (tiling him up .altogether " 'talte thai, nnd seo tl it will teach yer po "lileness, ye unmannerly son of a cub." bo, wnen me ocarr was ate up, me lion "calfedinlhe monkey, nnd, asked him the same question precisely, pinw tno mpn' " key seeing tho bearr that the lion had swnl' "lowed lying dead in Oiu corner, says hu, "'Aloy it please yer mujesty,' says he, 'it, a "jisl the. most delightful smell I, 'ever srpell " in my life nt, nil.' 'So it is,' said the, lion, " patting linu on the head with his, paw osy "like, so ns to bate the brenlh clnne, out of " his bodv 'so it is.' snvs he. 'and now " you'll pot el another lie $pon, .I'm think-. nir' " Now when thc.lion liaq ,lfit, tho bearr " rtnd the mpnke.y, he , Pnljed ip the fox lo " urn, and saVsJii'. lookinn very savnire and "all ready to ate, him up i( Ijo.shqqlj make " te Instuof. (pau,at nl ,'Gqqd morpLng. " Fox,' says he, 'how does my. parlor smell " today?' And says the fox, (wipins his imap yiwi ion uiuau u( ills ijll, ,nu pu '...!. I. 71.- t,..-.7.l. l' L' .Zl J' 't .'. ,l ing, rtfid, It's me llint can't stnel at'nij' at "'hjl,' 8p'jriIjpnaiied,.njid JwH the " straddle wide enoucK. 'and all the other t w' (jqwn lig p.yultditfijiis paw,.rs,rh,uch "as)o jay.Jdpybu see ,any,gresn there., my honey ,"'fiiifh, pays; lie, iiiSy ,it plasq yer, ' rriaiestv. I've a ve'rv baa enivfd this 'morn-, es should mind him, or he would ate m up ns he had done thebeurr." I'llfll Mr lrH,'. firiUI pWanied the floor, ond moved that the Com- Willie rise, which was agreed lo; and soon iftcrwnrds the House adjourned. In the SennW. the most imDortant mailer wns the communication from tho Secrttnrn of the Treasury, in unswer ttf therfesoluiions Olifllr Hires, calling fbr.informotion respec itibg tho fiscal relations subsiding between me uovernmentfnnd the United Slates isanir, ftir occrclnry seems lo pracliso on the idea thnt the use of language is-- to con- ecar thoughts; for nobody could tell from hearing ii read what tho communication imnnt. As soon as it is, printed, I will pre sent it, in substance, lojyour readers. MAJOR DOWNING. Tv Ihe Ediloi ofthe New York Express the Mini! paper my old friend Air. Dwicht piinled a spell ago. Gentlemen I send you a JLettcr for Congress to read under Unele Sam's author ity, who wishes you lo publish it wilh my figure headtt the top ou't to show that it is genwine. Il must be in Washington on or- bemre XS'ew rears day, lor that is a day when folks feel limber and shake hands, un'd dont &al so crabbed and cross grained as they do on most other days. Your friend, J. DOWNING. Alaior. Downingvillu Aliliiia, 2d Brigade. TO CONGRESS. Un.'lc Sam has requested me to give you my nations about thu abolition matters that now is taking Up more of your time than he thinks he can afford to pay for, seeing lhat other matters want attending to. I Imve never had but one notion about this abolition mailer and that is, that it is one of that sort that gits into the noddlos of old women of both sexes on account of there having nothing else there nt the time to occupy them, nnd then they go to cackling & thnt sets oth er folks cackling and so arler a spell all get a cackling till something else, gets upper most, and then another egg is laid, and then comes another cackling nbout the new egg nnd so it goes on Irom time to eternity. It was jisl so with Anti-AIasonry a spell ago, Years have come and gone Gene- ... , . . rai Washington was a mason nnd so wns pretty much all our good folks, and nobody ever troubled themselves nbout the matter, crops como along one nrter the other nnd nil natur work'd without any trouble about masonry or nnti-mnsonrv when nil nt once up rose an awful raekle and it seem'd for a spell that if folks didn't slir themselves that all creation would, arter the comintr crons come to a stnnd stilt the Union melt away like a snow bull in June and thu pigs git into the corn fields. There wns my old neighbor Deacon Dooliltle one ofthe spriest ota cnaps in raising early garden sass, and the best pumpkins in the hull county round a man nllow'd to be so knowing in most matters, that ir" was common saying that who ever oougnt tne ueacon lor n looll would lose money by him he heard the "anti-ma sonic" cackle nnd took up tho same nblion, I call'd on him one day and instead of find ing him in his garden, (which was all over run with weeds) I found him rending ami masonic addresses. "Its "all over with us Alnjor" says he, ."the end of creation has come at last" and ho fetched a dei'p groan "it is only wonderlul to me" says ho "that the country has prospered as it has ever since the Independence wilh bo many Ma sons in it and we have all ben so blind too all the while to the sariin destrnction ull orouuu us uoril havu mar.cy on us. says hu and with that old ' Miss Dooliltle and all the young ones set up an tuvfu! howl as n tne last day nun come sure enui. J lie Deacon howuver had one thine to comfort him, and that ups he said lhat there was jisl enuf "anti-masons" left to wotk out an elec tion of a President and Congress who had't ben on n "hot Gridiron, and ho didn't mean to raise another Potatoeor Enr of Corn or Piinktn till that was done. I left thu Deacpn silting on thul egg, and the next lime I seed him, was light in about the mid me oi tne uniieu otuies unnlc war, more than a year arter, and thu times got lo be priity pinchy, 1 dropt in upon the Deacon I louno In in hoeing out some blue grass among his Cockumbers. I twisted nnd turn'd nil mailers nnd things of a public natur. bur the Deacon never said pne word abputihe masons and anti-masons it wns pritiy clear that the Deacon hud enuf of a humbug and (hen, aeain, the last lime I was dowq lhat Way, right in tho thickest of wiihwi j'cunans uui tne ueacon wasn't lo bo cauht but once and4 see. ho had his eye teeth cut "things go well enuf rn u.. :..i?r ..i iwi .ui...,ujv, ouj-a jil,umu niiqy iitun aicues me neglecting my grounds agin to lockle with ,li im over any egg lie chooses to throw in rny nesl, ho is amazjpgly mi$iokenv ''Why" says he "a man. would have nothing ese to do all his life time if he follow'!! up all theso idle Tanalics and sometimes politic al vagabonds who are .utnrnully gelling up onu skeme arler another first masonry nnd nriti-iriasonry then nul)jficnljpn t fieri Banks then npthing but gold tlien aboli tion and Sub-Treasury, and the tord knows what next nnd, felling1 us from tjmeto time that nnv one of these if not nlterided to. to tne neglect off every. thing else, would iqpstsar tinly t'nd in sending every created thing1 ull, etarnal smash." pejriepcejnShe matter ns.ou know, ijn.the, first nlnce I liavo'sfoDt all cacklmtr-r-w.hen mf work' Istdone,, and I Have no businesson ,hnd in' family mottejsI, xvndjhf'Ue'l speii ana men i (axe a iook into we von lo XJnt.snysiI, Deacon how, go you manage through' em all,?, ;Wull," says.' he,'jAajor, Ijll .tefl yoii nnd t have, had n leetle ex, stituthn of 'the United States occosionlly, and n.t election times I select out the best and jtoiiestest rnen 1 enn find to vole for nnd if every bodv would do the same thinrr. jny notion is we would bring things out r.r nil (., 1,1.. I i .L? . " .... iiuuuiu uiiu fir i every tiling io woric smooth & right, and Wp should hear1 no more ofthose dreadful things thtitsoine folks are talking ubbut thnt nTu lb bring ruiri on the country." But, says I, hurt is trohblo now in Congress about this' plagy abolition ques tion pno set bring in bushels of petitions, and nnotherset any they hadn't ought to be receiv'd nt nil how is that to be managed suys I ? "Well" says ho "Alajor 111 tell you, I would take cm all in, but without stopping other business to read em just yet, for suppose they are priity much nil alike, and then I would say that ns soon at they are done coming, so as to give all a fair chance I'd appoint n committee who should agree to read em all over carefully, and see if there is any ihinginemtoshowthatanvpart ofthe Constitution is violated by not granting wnui uic petitions nsi; tor dut it on the con- trary.any one of them petitions asksConjrress lo do anything contrary to the clear meaning ol the (JonslUution,m it w& undeistood when it was made nnd agreed to then I would call that member of Congress, who offered such n petition right up nnd give him a copy of the Constitution and tell him to git that by neun, ana me nexi time ne attempted,, anoth er JsuchJ unlawful aif l'd send him home." Well says I, that is a iew notion. "No il aint" says he, "it's ns old as truth und ius ire nnd the Constitution jtself, and they come of nge pretty much nil nt once, This . L . . ( . . t - .1, I is ine nuu oi inc mnuer iiiajor ine people have "a Constitution and all laws nnd regulations must agree with it or they nint good for nothing, the people send their agents to Congress not to make or alter the ionsmuiion anu any man in or out oi Congress who brings in a petition nsking the people's agents to grant things contrary to the Constitution are doing an unlawful act, nnd il they are ignorant I'd reacA em what ihe law is, ond if arter the first ofTence, i hey repeated it, I'd make em feel it. If something of this kind aint done Congress will have nothing else to do but cackle over alt the whims that old grnnnys nil about the country will be sending in a man SoUth has jist as good a right to petition Congress to pass Laws to stop his raising Pumpkins as 1 have to stop my raising (Jot ion and on the score of oppression and slavery, nnd ull that nonsense theie is nothing in it wo nre all slaves, to the nec essity of earning an honest living, and nil necessity to trorAr is nn evil but it is nn evil like beards nnii toe nails, wo nre born to some have lo work nt one calling nnd some al another nnd some work is harder than another some go down under the oiith and dig coal ana iron nnd copper nnd lead nnd gold-nnd silver and some on the face oftheairth dig, plough and hoe, nnd chop wood (nnd thnt last kind of work is plusry tuff in winter away ofT in thu woods, with snow up to your knees und your dinner froze as hard as a brick bat,) and some go on the great deep in storms and tempest and dont know what it is to have u dry jacket on for weeks together ond no wife and chil dren to sit round a fire every evening and some pick cotton and have this advantage over all the rest, nnd thai is when they get sick and old they are taken care of- without going a begging or be thrust into a poor house or prison S6mo folks are by natur dependent on others nnd lean on em like been vines to polls. Now suppose 'some old women should gel a. notion to petition Con gress against letting folks dig awuy .down intheaitth nrler Coa and Iron, nnd so forth, and say that a man wasn't born like a wood- chuck lo live in tho .nirtli, and then noain to stop folks from risking their, precious lives nt scrt, as though they were-born within like ti (ish.'how then, and wlint would be the ehdon't? Cun any man tell' what would be the state of things if nny of these whims was to be "acted on only for one' year jusl for the trial on't And then ngin; has any one turned ovcrthe matter lq see what would be the condition of things if "Abolition," should take root kirk up a bobery down South, and let only one crop of cotton go un pick'd folks abroad don't think much of ihis matter, but look at it pretty, much ns we do at the Chinese, npd carelessly talk of abolition as a matter of moon shine. Eng land sends her abolitionists here to keep em I suppose from deviltry ut home posst ibjythal iftheir mad schemes were only for onu season to prosper here, a storm would howl over England worse than u universal cholera morbus. Cut of oflTono ourcrops of cotton only and then let thu Uueen or her Ministers attempt io tell tho thousands of spinners and weavers' of England, that ihey and tlieir fafnilies must submit to go hungry and unimploy'd, on account of the grea and glorious came of abolition--nnd if they re uoin Content and hungry, why then no harm will vome (rpni that point-r-,but if on the con-, trnr.y. ihey don't understand the doctrinq (and Sonic folks do say, that some of John Bull'sfamily get cross and uglvwhunhungry) why lhpn there wilj be trouble, and such a trouble, ris ajnt cooled by sigo or catnip tea, ana I for one wash, my hitnds on't drid say "let well alono;"1 . ' "I'll tell wlint it is,MajorJ' says tho Deacon, "yve-hnve now. ben, working nlong pretty prosperously forfiflv years upder d Conri- tulioji that' has kepi us , nil together a hap py .lamiiy, ana any man who attempts to disturb any matter or thing guaranteed and secured by. 'that Conslitutiori,' aint got any more Patriotism iniiiiri llian a rotlen punkln and oil petitions to Cbngfess; nsking things contrary to Ihe (;oniitutioti,nre fist as bad 08ifbr a.'man to nsk'-another.-man's agent to cq, what he., knows ho has jribirig lit to doi un derthe power of attorney he hods from his- III Ulblai IUHID sur, ttfUJHIl Dvld .MW rtenrnn. ''nnrl 1 ilnn'f l-nnfu" .. iii :' airil Gospel loo." ' I anil Uncle "Knm linen lirnn iluntinrr . . ... . -w WV... ..., W.k. InlA IrinlhT nd nr.nn''tliH Nnlf t'n . ... . ...v. "ui, IT l.Ult3 MF the notion that the Dehcon's doctrine is a- ooui right, ond we nope you will not disre gard it. i - Your friend nnd fellow citizen, J. DOWNING, Major. Downingyille Alilitia, 2d Brigade. Love and Suicide. The Coroner was yesterday called at a house in John street to view tnu ooay ot n young1 man named l'ut rick Duely, aged a jiativo of" Boston, who committed an suicide tho night previous by taking laudanum. From the teslimony.it appears that young Duley came to this city on Friday lost, occompained by a youhjr woman named Cathertno Ale Donald, to whom he had engaged to bo married. It nppenrs thnt the parties were both respecta bly connected in liosion their banns of matrimony had been duly published but the father of the young lady being a Catho lic,, objected lo their union previous to Advent, and to evade this prohibition tbev.cnme to this citv, lo have thu ceremony performed i .l .. ', " . i nerc. un arriving, incy sioppca at iurs. Barker's fn Broadway, where they occupied separate apartments till Monday noon, when they left nnd took lodgings as man and wife nt a house in John street, stating that they wished to remain till Wednesday, nnd then leave in the Boat for Boston. About 1 1 o'clock on Tuesday night, the girl was heard to scream and she shortly came: down stairs and said her husband was in a fit, nnd was quite speechless and insensible. Dr. Hotchkiss wns caljcd in, who on as certaining the cause ofthe young man's ill ness caused search to be made, and in hfs trunk was found a phial labeled laudnnuin nnd entirely empty. The address of tho apothecary was also on the bottle, nnd oh enquiry it was ascertained that he had oh Monday purchased two ounces ofthe poison, nnd doubtless taken the whole. The Jury rendered a verdict in accordance with tho above facts. The body wns ordered, to -bo deposited in one of the public vaults subject to the disposal ofthe relatives of the deceas ed. 1ft Y. Express. To-morrow. To-morrow. Who can tell how much is embraced in this expression 3 Though but a few hours intervene between it and us, though it will soon commence its course, who is there, that can read its single page and pronounce the character of its events ? To-morrow? Those who ore now gay may bo cad those wbo are now walking the avenues of pleasure, led by the hand ol Hope, may be the subjects of intensuorrow. Prosperity may be changed into adversity. Those who nre now on the mountain snm mitmay be in the valley. That rosy cheek may be overspread with'paleness the; strong' step may falter. Death may have overtaken us. To-morrow 1 It may entirely change tho coarse of our lives, if may form a neWera in ourexistence. What we little expeet-.tnoy occur. What we fear may not happen. To-morrow? Away with anxiety. Let us lean on Providence, There js a Being, to whom all the distinctions of time are the same, nnd who is able lo dispose every thing for our wise improvement. Alheneum, Tho following curious advertisement up peared in n northern paper, about the close ofthe year 1811. ''Lost Supposed to be stolen A lady's heart. Il is composed of the. tnbsl delicate materials'; susceptible of thu slightest touch; affected by the softest breath) ngitnted by the gentlest found. It shrinks like the mimosa leaf, trembles 'jku the magnetic needle, and sighs 'like the -iEolinn harp. On its weak side it has received some trifling impressions, which are now nearly effaced,; and some, wounds so skilfully treated, thai scarcely a scar can be discovered. On its reverse side may be (meed words, "Alatonic Love:'1 which having puzzled the greatest antiquarian and the wiset philosophers; to expound,, we do not yenuue to propose a so lution of them; but are inclined to think they mean nothing, or are some of those pleasing self-illusions in which the heart has been accustomed to indulge itself ; or one of thosa-masqucrnde moltos with Which it would impose upon others. Be this as U may, the heart is in very tolerable repair, and it is' hoped may bb traced by'the abovd given description, so ns to be restored to ils right owner. But if detained wilfully ot maliciously afterthis notice, the; personguilty of such detention, will .be .expected to mako a, remuneration of his own, and also lo pay al fines and penalties that the utmost rigor, of thu law can enact, N. B. All letters; scaled will be duly answered.,. Eugene Barton, nn interesting, and pro mising son of Roy. Warren Skinner, aged 17 months, nnd, six days, died lately at Ca,Yr endish, Vt. The cause, of its death, wus as follows; On the.niorning of the 27)h ulu he, gol choked with a piece pf nn arrori whitjh he was chewing. His breathing im mediately beenmu rapid nn'd rather labori ous; but durm'lhal day and the following1 he continued lively ond playful ns usual:- Nenr night, pn the day after tho nccidept, ie become suddenly' mpch worse; and con tinued tb 'fail lilt Friday evening, 7th -'inot. wh'en- he sunk' Info the arms of death; Du- ring 'hV sickness, he nt no 'time' Had sympf toms which would justify"anfopertion( but after death n piece of ihoiiftorn. of iha sizu of a largo pen, 'Woe found 'deeply imbidded in the.T.right lung .having pnescdpjnta,! ho bronchial jutw '1$, jta;jrt 4iyjsjojf jrithfnjf body of e lib ' "'