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make a journey to Paris. This is travelling at a rapid | of, advantageously, only in large bodies and to comrate, indeed, and would enable us, with great ease, to panies. We have no doubt that this will, at least, be visit Philadelphia, transact business and return early found to be the only effectual plan to enable the state in the evening; an improvement of great value and to draw, from this immense resource, the largest importance. The Cheltenham Journal states, that portion of revenue; and, in this way, we are fully Mr. B. Newmarch, intends starting a locomotive en- persuaded, tbat, in the course of a few years, they gine, upon major McCurdy's principle, on the Glou- might be made to produce annually, at least, $100,000. cester and Cheltenham rail road, which is intended to Were ten companies chartered, each to have a lease ply regularly between the coal yard of that gentle. on 1,000 acres, for 30 years, at a rent of 3,000 dollars man and Gloucester. We believe this will be the first per annum, the stock could immediately be filled. carriage that ever has been started upon a similar
[Trenton Fed. plan, with respect to its mechanical construction, it being formed without a boiler, and consequently no THE west. For the following vivid sketch we danger can be apprehended from the risk of an explo- are indebted to the editor of the N. Y. National Adsion. We doubt whether there is less danger in the vocate'above described machine than would be in boilers. At the mouth of the canal is the fourishing village Steam must be made, and if it be done in a generator, of Williamsville, having a post office, saw-mill, &c. and that explodes, the danger must be equally great. At this place were the boats in waiting, to convey
(N. Y. paper.
passengers to the canal, a distance of 12 miles. The
commissioners hase judiciously carried the canal FREEMEN AND SLAVES. The Journal des Debats, of into Tonewanta creek, the water of which, although the 17th April, observes "The new president of the turbid and discolored, is still deep and of sufficient U. States, Me Adams, when he says, in his inaugural quantity: The boats, having comfortable, airy cabins, speech, that the American government is the least are tawdrily ornamented with curtains and colored expensive in the world, has raised, perhaps, the most fringes; a small bar-room is ivvariably found in a cordangerous question that could occupy the thoughts of ner. On the top of one of these gondolas sat an old the European nations. The immense sums which pock-marked negro, called Sam, scraping most vilely the European governments levy upon the incomes of on the violin, as the captain said, to attract passenindividuals, may appear but a necessary and useful gers; because, “as how, opposition was the order of sacrifice, to a people who, like the English, possess, the day." We got under way, towed by two horses, or think they possess, political liberty. Such a peo- driven by a very small boy, and travelled briskly, at pie talk thus-our armies; our fleets; our public debt; the rate of six miles per hour. We passed, in Toneour fipances. All with them is national; burdens as wanta creek, several scows and a kind of Durham well as benefits--sufferings and glory. On the con-boat, filled with passengers, bound to Michigan In tinent, a dominant sect or party in the ministry, or at less than two hours we arrived at a new village called court, furiously proscribes the term and the idea of Pendleton, sprung up, apparently, over night, like nation-we are but subjects, and whoever wishes to hundreds on the borders of the canal. We here enbe a citizen, is a felon, a jacobin; the state means a tered a lock and proceeded on the yet unfinished privileged hereditary class-such is the doctrine route, two miles, to Lanesville, and took the carriage which that dangerous sect daily inculcates on kings or wagon to convey us over the mountain to Lockand people."
port, distance 5 miles. This mountain ridge exhibits
the greatest efforts of human industry and enterprise. HUNTING. The Paris (Maine) "Observer” says, For three or four miles the canal has been blasted At a recent squirrel hunt in this town, the following through one solid mass of rock, and, in some places, number of animals were killed:
to a depth of thirty feet. Immense and heavy cranes Squirrels, 466; wood-peckers, 48; crows, 36; foxes, have been erected to raise masses of stone, and so 7; bobalinks, 74; pigeons, 64; woodcocks, 23; hawks, neatly has the work been done, that the sides of the 10; woodchucks, 49; owls
, 4; skunks, 12; partridge, canal present an appearance like chizzled gun-flints, I.-Whole number, 794.
The ridge, and the fine locks at Lockport, must have Sumpterville, (N. C.), May 10. The citizens įn the cost a million of dollars; and had the canal been comfork of Blackriver, near Sumpterville, hunted for a menced at this spot, the difficulties would have been barbacue, &c. The scalps were counted on the 7th such, as to have caused its abandonment. The borinst. when 5,570 scalps (of squirrels) were produced'. ders of this ridge are covered with shanties, erected There were twenty hunters on a side and hunted to accommodate the Irish laborers and their families, three days. The winning side had 2,844, the opposite and they are as thickly settled as any of the counties 2,726. One man did not hunt who was on this side. in Ireland; indeed, the traveller, for a time, imagines Now, allow a quart of corn saved to each squirrel, himself to be in Derry, Connaught or Tipperary. At which is a low calculation, and 174 bushels have been the door of these cottages were the old women with sayed, in three days, to one neighborhood.
a pipe in their mouths, and the young womeu with a Either of these might pass for “pretty considera- child in their arms; indeed there is any quantity of ble” hunting, even in England!
children, and what, with the mixture of Irish and
Yankee blood, in one generation more, that section of Peopagation or ofSTERS. We are informed, says the country will have a fine spirited set of fellows. the New Brunswick Times, that the commissioners, The children, half naked, with their carroty locks and under the act of the legislature to encourage and re- freckled faces, were sporting on sand heaps, and each gulate the planting of oysters in the township of Perth shanty appeared to have those sterling Trish comforts, Amboy, have made a survey and map of the lands a cow, a pig, and a 'praty garden. Somo of the wosuitable for the purpose, and rented the principal part men were very pretty, and, living in the neighborhood of them; and that the lots let will produce an income of swamps, they exhibited their native freshness of to the state, of a little over $300 per annum.
complexion-over the cottages were signs of “boardWe understand, however, that it is the opinion of ing, wbiskey, cakes and beer, tailoring, shoemaking," the commissioners, that the provisions of the supple- &c. and each seemed ta have some additional occupamental law, limiting the quantity of ground, to each tion. adjacent land holder, to three acres, and to non-residents two acres, will only answer immediately along THE BRITISH MONEY MARKET has been very gloomy. shore; that where there are large sheets, or bays of The great export of gold has alarmed the dealers. It water, suitable for the purpose, ibey can be disposed is leaving the country in cvery direction, on accoun:
of loans, stock companies, &c. even to Colombia, plenipotentiary, even at the expensive court of Grea Mexico and Brazil, the countries that surnish the Britain. supplies of it! The directors of the bank, it is added, are growing uneasy. The account says-One great THÈ STANDING ORDERs of the British house of comcause of the depreciation of public securities is, we mons have been lately reprinted pursuant to a special believe, the enormous speculations going on in cotton, order. The following are extracts from them conand, at present, extending throughout the world. It cerning "strangers," of whom, says a London paper, is a melancholy fact, that the enormous rise in this the house, in olden times, had great horror:article is daily laying idle, and reducing to want, “That the sergeant at arms attending this house do, lunureds of our manufacturing population of every from time to time, take into his custody any stranger class. The principal speculators, and who have oc or strangers that he shall see, or be informed of to casioned all this mischief, are, we learn, Rothschild, be, in the house or gallery, while the house, or any and Messrs. Cropper, Benson & Co. Rothschild, committee of the whole house, is sitting; and that no while he advances cotton above cent. per cent. beats person, so taken into custody, be discharged out of down, with the same hand, the funds of all Europe, custody without the special order of the house."six or eight per cent.; and then, getting clear of his "That no member of this house do presume to bring cotton, “at the turn of the market” to decline, buys any stranger or strangers into the house or gallery into all the funds of Europe, "at the turn of the mar- thereof, while the house is sitting.” ket” to a rise. There is no trade like this for mo The paper from which we quote, says, “It is needney-making, and there is no way for the public to less to add, that these standing orders are as much escape the grasp of this gambling system, but to open obeyed as if they were promulgated by the celestial their eyes to the fact-see the manauvres, and laugh emperor of China.” at them."
Decency. The people of Edinburg have compelled
Kean to give up his theatrical engagement in that Britisi West Indies. Notwithstanding, as we have more than once stated, that the difference of city. Impudent and persevering as he is, he could
not withstand the disapprobation of the audience, the duties imposed on British West India sugar, compared with that exacted on the products of the Bri- but, at London and Dublin, a girl, of a not much less tish East Indies, is as much in favor of the former as exceptionable character, is perfectly pelted by the the whole first cost of the latter; (just for the encourager of things.
frequenters of the theatres. So much for the fashion ment of free trade," and to promote the abolition of slavery!)--the planters in Jamacia, and other The Niger. A Scotch paper says that lieutenant islands, are doing a very bad business, indeed. I Clapperton, R. N. has returned to Mourzook, from think I have seen it calculated that the estates do not his travels in central Africa, and writes, that the Niyield two per cent. on the cost of the land and the ger terminates in the sea. But no particulars are given. slaves; and, if the British market was thrown open to the consumption of East India sugar, the superior AMERICA. The Paris Journal des Debats has copicheapness of the labor of free persons would com-ed from the Revue Protestante, an interesting letter pletely break up the West India establishments. But, from Ilumboldt, the celebrated traveller, to M. Ch. Coas it iš, a late Jamaica paper gives an account of the querel, pastor, at Amsterdam, on the proportion which sale of a plantation of 1,000 acres, stocked with 160 the Catholics and Protestants of America bear to slaves and 120 horses and mulcs, for $30,000. Why, each other, on the different races in America and the the gentlemen, who are at present in Baltimore for languages spoken in that continent. The details are the purpose of buying human blood,* would give a to be given in the third volume of his travels to the larger sum for the slaves—to say nothing of the other equinoctial regions, which is about to appear. The cattle and the land; and the whole, if located in following are a few of his statements:Louisiana, would have sold for more than $150,000.
Total population of America is 34,284,000. But it should be recollected, that the planters of 1. Roman catholics
a. Spanish continental America, Louisiana are protected by a duty, equal to more than
2.937,000 one-half of the average cost of sugar in the West
Mixed races and negroes 5,518,000
15,985,000 PETISH AGENTS. The sum of thirty thousand
6. Portuguese America
920.000 pounds will be wanted to cover the expenses of "spe Negroes
1.460,000 cial commissions to Spanish America” during the Mixed races and Indians 1,120,000 year 1823; and thirty-five thousand pounds for pay
4,000,000 ment of the salaries of the consuls general, consuls
c. United States, lower Canada and French and vice-consuls at the different places in the same:
536,300 together, 1.65,000 or $238,600.
liayti, Porto Rico and the French West
II. Protestants suis and one vice-consul in Colombia; a consul-gene
11,2 7,70 a. United States
9,990,000 ral and two vice-consuls in Buenos Ayres; a consul 6. English Canada. (Lipper), Nora at Montevideo; a consul-general, one consul and two
260,000 vice-consuls in Chili; and a consul-general and two
c. English and Dutch Guyana 220,000
734,500 vice-consuls in Peru. The "contingent” expenses
e. Durch and Danish West Indies 82,500 amount to l.7,950. A consul-general receives 1. 2,500, a consul 1.1,000, and a vice-consul 1.700. So that the III. Independent Indians not Christians
820,0:0 payment of a consul-general, 11, 100 dollars, is greater, by 2,100 dollars, than is paid to American ministers The English language is spoken in America by
11,297,500 The Spanish by
10,171 000 *I have heard it stated, that all ablc bodied men The Indian language by
7.800.000 have about Sibs of blood. If so, the price, (which
The Portuguese by
The French by was lately ten dollars), is now from 15 to 17 dollars | The Direct, Danish, Swedish and Russian, by
1,058.000 per lb. in the Baltimore market, in consequence of a Cuba does not appear as inruded in the pre greatly increased demand for the article.
Buenos Ayres. The governor of Buenos Ayres, spect to moral considerations, with respect to princiin a recent address to the national convention, as- ples--a Bourbon reigns over Spain. Spain has, by a sembled in that city for the purpose of forming a new glorious expedition, secured the reign of that king. Would union between the provinces, makes the following al- it be moral, would it be conformable to the princi. lusions to the course adopted by this country and ples which we respect, and which we shall always Great Britain, in relation to the South American go- respect, i hope, because these principles are the safevernments:
guard of nations, as well as governments, that France “We have discharged a great national debt with should recognize, in spite of Spain, and contrary to the United States of North America. That republic, the protestation of her government, the independent which has presided, from its birth, orer the civiliza- existence of these colonies? But let us look farther. tion of the new world, has solemnly recognised our Would this recognition be for the interest of the independence. It has, at the same time, made an country? No, gentlemen, France, conformably to appeal to our national honor, supposing us capable to her principles and her interests, is called on to play the contend, arm to arm, with the Spanish power; and it most clevated and honorable part, that of mediatrix, has, moreover, constituted itself guardian of the field and to that, all her efforts will be directed. of combat, by refusing to permit any other nation to I declare that our agents were never charged with lend assistance to our rival.
any thing beyond acting as mediators, and certainly, "Great Britain, released from its engagements to a government may exhibit its policy publicly when it the allied powers, has adopted, in respect to the is so clear and frank.” American states, a conduct, noble and truly worthy of a people, the most civilized, the most free, and, PROGRESS OF REASON. Though there are several consequently, the most powerful, in Europe. The principles adopted in the constitutions of some of the solemn recognition of the independence of the new new southern republics that we cannot approve of, states will be a consequence of the new principles and especially those libertycide, if not blasphemous which she has proclaimed; and you may be assured, provisions which go to esiablish a particular sect as that this important event, as far as the provinces of a privileged class, on account of their blindly adhering Rio de la Plata are concerned, depends mainly on to religious tenets,--still, where so much was to be the manner in which they shall show themselves as done, io get rid of kingcraft and priestcraft, we cana national body, and on the capacity of maintaining not but feel gratified in seeing how much has been acthe good institutions they already possess."
complished: and be rendered more willing to wait
with patience, until the progress of reason shall laugh COLOMBIAN CAPTURES. It will be remembered, such things into contempt. The following intelligence (says the Baltimore Federal Gazette), that some time will shew what is doi in Mexico. ago several captures of property, belonging to the citi By Mexican papers received at New York, it apzens of the United States, were made by vessels sail- pears, (says the editor of the Evening Post), that, on ing under the Venezuelian flag; and it gives us plea- the 9th of April the congress had abolished all titles of sure to state that the reclamation for captures ille nobility throughout the confederation. A strong dispogally made by those privateers, have been recently sition also prevailed to curtail the power of the priests, and satisfactorily setited by the government of Co- and the following circumstance is mentioned to show lombia. The following cases are allowed, and funds that their influence is on the decline. The public placed in the United States for their payment: execution of a criminal took place at Tampico. He The Tiger and cargo, of Salem.
had assassinated five men before, and thought to Schooner Liberty and cargo, of Philadelphia. have escaped aster the sixth; but it was otherwise. Cargo of the brig America, of Philadelphia. According to a superstitious and an abominable rite of Josephine and cargo, of Philadelphia.
the Spanish Roman Catholic church, an oflender, afMinerva, of Massachusetts; cargo of the Minerva, ter the commission of a crime, by absconding into insured in Philadelphia.
the church previous to his capture by his pursuers, is Not only have prircipal and interest been allow-exempted from suffering death, be the crime what it ed, but liberal damages for the unlawful captures. may. This wretch acted accordingly; he ran instan
taneously to the church after murder; was confessed, FRANCE AND THE NEW REPUBLICS. A very interest- and, it was supposed, absolved by the priest, who, in ing debate took place in the chamber of deputies on conjunction with the culprit, confidently asserted that the 11th of May, as it regards the intention of the it would be an utter impossibility to execute him.French government in relation to South America. The After appealing, however, to both civil and ecclesiasdebate was on the budget, and when the item for the tical courts, sentence of death came down, ratified by foreign department was under consideration, general congress and the president; in consequence of which Foy adverted to the situation of South America. The he was publicly shot. This was the first effort of remarks of this gentleman called up M. de Villele, the priests that had ever been batiled in Tampico. and it will be seen, from his arguments, that, so long as Spain shall refuse to recognize the independence News from Ilayti. From the Genius of Unircrsal of her former colonies, so long will France, as a point | Emancipation. To the politeness of the rev. Loring of political etiquette, equally abstain from doing so. D. Dewey, who has recently returned from Hayti, The following was the reply of the French minister: the editor of the Genius of Universal Emancipa.
"Should we have imitated the cxample of England? tion is indebted for the Port au Prince Telegraph, (Profound silence). Should we, like England, have of May 1st, 1825. This is the Official Government recognized the independence of the Spanish colonies? | Gazette; and, the number alluded to, contains a noI demand of the speaker, if France, with respect to tice from secretary Inginac, to those concerned in these colonies, is in the same position as England, promoting the emigration of our colored people to either in point of commercial interest or principles that island, of a new arrangement made by the goAnd first, as to the first point, England, since 1807, is vernment, relative to their future accommodalion, in possession of the protectorate of that commerce, &c. and she has, I will not say millions, but thousands of It appears that, in consequence of some basc specumillions, embarked in that country. France has only lations entered into by emigrants with others, it has entered into that commerce within these few years, been found necessary, (sooner than was otherwise and it does not exceed thirty millions of imports and intended), to discontinue the payment of the price of sixteen millions of exports. You see that the differ- their passage. Verbal information, relating to this ence is great betwcen these tiro positions. With ro- subject, had reached the United States, before the
arrival of the gentleman aforesaid, and the report, as Therefore, wishing to put an end to the abuses then received, has been published in the most of our which bave resulted from the means employed to connewspapers.
But the statement, thus circulated, vert the emigration to a commercial speculation, and contains a very important error, in regard to one of which, without advancing the end proposed, essentithe most essential points in the regulations, respect- ally injures the public treasury, the ship-owners of ing emigration, viz: the terms upon which emigrants the United States, and all others who may be in a will be furnished with land, on their settlement in the situation to receive emigrants on board their vessels island. It will be seen, by a reference to the official for transportation to Hayti, are informed, by the predocument, which has been translated for this paper, sont notice, which shall be inserted three months in 21:d is inserted below, that, instead of having to pay the Official Gazette, that no one may pretend igno. for the land allotted to them, as has been stated, “they rance as an excuse, that the government of the repubariil receive a title for it, as soon as they shall have put it lic will pay no expense whatever for passage of said into a state of productiveness.” The words ainsi que emigrants, after the 15th of June, of the present year, des portions de terre pour travailler et dont la pro- 1925. priete leur sera concedee aussitot qu'ils les auront Those persons in the United States, who have assomises en valeur,” in the original, was, it appears, ciated for the purpose of directing the affairs of the cillier inadvertently or intentionally misinterpreted. emigration in question, are also informed, that they
Editors of newspapers, who have published the will no longer be allowed by the government, after statement, as aforesaid, are particularly desired to the above date, any sum for the assistance or transcorrect the error above-mentioned.
portation of those emigrants who wish to come to I have not room for many remarks on this subject, Hayli, and to whom, hereafter, it will grant nothing at present, but will just observe that, from several but the four months provisions, already promised, ană conversations with Dewey, and from information portions of land to be cultivated by them, for which otherwise obtained, I am decidedly of opinion, that they shall receive a title as soon as they shall have put the friends of the Haytien emigration have, as yet, it into a state of productiveness. 110 cause to be discouraged from a vigorous prose Port-au-Prince, April 12th, 1825— Year 22.! cution of the great work so successfully commenced. By authority: But judicious discriminations should be made, as re The secretary general, near his excellency the spects the character.and industry of those who apply president of Hayti,
INGIXAC. for assistance to remove to that island, in future. ir this had been properly attended to at first, we should The King of France has the merit of being about not have heard of the fiftieth part of the complaint the least inattentive to business of any man in the naand dissatisfaction that has reached us of late. tion. Every one likes to be distinguished for someNotice of the secretary gencral.
thing--somne peculiar characteristic, and, to acquire In offering an asylum to the free African popula- reputation, many affect to be what they are not: tion, living, (qui vegete), in the United States, in the but the king of France, Charles X, is perfectly free deprivation of every political right, ihe government from affectation, as to his prominent quality; and, in of the republic had less in view its own interests, his own person, verifies the saying of Napoleon, that thap the happiness of that oppressed people. Its nu- the Bourbons had not learned any thing by their exnificence has even exceeded expectation, for, instead pulsion from the throne. of confining itself to encouraging emigration, it has When the king is pleased to meet the council, at undertaken it entirely at its charge.
which the royal presence is oftentimes indispensable After this, it was far from expecting that the trans- to the transaction of business, whether his majesty portation of the emigrants would have been made a takes any part in the matters discussed or not-he inatter of sordid speculation, or that there would sometimes suddenly ļeaves his ministers without esJuave been among foreign ship-owners, (les armateurs pressing an opinion, and, while they wait in hope of ctrangers), as well as among the emigrants them- his return, that he may give the necessary order, or selves, persons so base as fo deceive its good faith. sign some paper to give effect to what has been resolvNevertheless, it did not require long to know that, ed on, they, perhaps, bebold him on horseback, with not content with employing intrigue, to persuade the a retinue of dogs at his heels and puppies around him, return of the emigrants, already settled in the repub- galloping away to the chase. llunting seems to be lic, they have even associated, the emigrants them the only thing that he has any relish for, and the peoselves, in the profits of this speculation, in order ple, when they dare, begin to call him Charles the to increase its rage. How many, in effect,'have we Hunter," a name that posterity will just as surely not seen, who, scarcely landed in our ports, have give him as that of "Napoleon the great" will be jemanded the privilege of departing, one after conferred on thc inhumanly treated exile of St. Heanother, even before the expiration of the four lena. Hence the king has become unpopular, and months of rations granted by the state, and all, cer- the French, though so little given to a habit of tainly, without having had the necessary time tâ thinking, very seldom now greet him with shouts of ascertain if they should be able to do well or other- vive le roi. The coronation, it is intimated, will rewie! If it is necessary to add further proof, to that ceive a large part of its pomp and parade to make him already obtained, of the convivance of a great num- popular; but it will be unlucky if, while Charles, bor of the emigrants with the ship-owners, it may be dressed in all nis costly robes and in the act of prostated liere, that many families, carried on board the nouncing the coronation oath, should hear the yelp schooner Olive Branch, capt. Mathews, which anchor- of a hound!--for it seems possible that he may lear
din our port; on the 4th of the present month, have off his eumbersome apparel, and "away to the ficlds." sinnanded permits to depart, three days after their Let France and Spain rejoice-"the Bourbons are disembarkation. Could this have taken place, if restored”-thelong agony is over"--"the legitimate these emigrants, (who are so totally destitute of princes now reign." every thing, that the government of the republic is obliged to pay, not only the expense of passage, but Mr. Fox. "There can be nothing more ridiculous," also that of their transportation from the interior of said lord N one day, “than the manner in the United States, to the ports of embarkation), were which the council of tlie state assembled in certain rot interested in the gains of this stock-jobbing, negro nations. In the council chamber are placed ( agiotage), rendered more facile, by the president's twelve large jars, half full of water. Twelve counrenouncing all claims on the emigrants, who have resellors of state enter naked: and stalking along with turned, for the cxpcascs which they had occasioned? great gravity, each leaps into the jar, and immerses
bimself up to his chin; and, in this pretty attitude, they of government, on the sole authority of the people, deliberate on the national affairs" -"You do not smile though they still acknowledged themselves subjects continued the minister, addressing himself to Mr.Fox. of the king of Great Britain. In consequence thereof, “Smile!” said Charles. “No; I see every day things a temporary constitution was agreed to, on the 26th more ridiculous than that.” “More ridiculous!" re- of March, 1776"--which remained in operation until turned his lordship, with an air of surprise. "Yes,” 1778, when it gave way to a constitution more conanswered Charles, "a country where the jars alone sit formable to our present system of government. in council.
Columbia Telescope. GREAT ENGLISH News! The earl of Darlington has MECELENBURG, N. C. It will be recollected that signified his intention of running barefoot at Wolver-the inhabitants of this place, signed and published a hampton races!
declaration of independence on the 20th May, 1775. The The bet of 1000 guineas that lord Kensington will memorable incident was honored by the observance not ride from London to Oxford, on the same horse, of its last anniversary, by a large meeting of the peobetween sun rise and sunset, on the Sth of June, ex- ple, who, after their exercises in the church, of prayer cites the greatest interest!' 12 to 8 against lord K. and appropriate music, the reading of the declarallis lordship and lord Sefton will entertain their tion and delivery of an oration, dined together, and friends on the occasion!
enjoyed “the feast of reason and the flow of soul.” A valuable table clock, recently stolen from the A number "of the men of other years," soldiers of house of Mr. Harmer, the solicitor, celebrated as the the revolution, were present. Gen. George Graham advocate of the light-fingered fraternity, was returned acted as president, and Isaac Alexander, esq. as vice to the owner, with an apology, stating that the theft president. The following were among the regular was committed by a novice, who was not aware upon toasts whom he was committing the depredation!
The day we celebrate-On that day the republican Townshend, the pedestrian, who assumes the title banners were unfurled in Charlotte, independence of champion, notwithstanding many impediments declared by the patriotic citizens of Mecklenburg, thrown in his way, completed his task of walking 66 absolving themselves from all allegiance to Great miles per day, for ten successive days.
Britain. May the noble deed be engraven on the
hearts of all present, and the gilded pages of history IsIPORTANT MATTERS! Frankfort, March 27. The transmit it lo posterity. marriage of prince William, second son of his Prus The memory of those heroes of Lexington, Mass. sian majesty, with the young princess of Radziwill, who first sealed the broken covenant with their blood, has encountered obstacles in the royal family itself; and absolved all allegiance with mother Britain. several members of which, to whom, at some future The president of the U. States-An able statesday, the crown may descend, have refused their con- man-May his administration prove that the confisent, and denied to the princess her equality of birth. dence of congress was not misplaced. In consequence of this, the prince has recently had Popular elections-Their purity and frequency are a genealogical draught prepared, by the publisher the best security for the safety of our republican inEichorn, which tends to prove that the purity of stitutions, and the strongest barrier against the enbirth required by the law actually exists between the croachments of tyranny. house of Radziwill and the royal house of Prussia. Internal improvement-The road to national and
On the 25th of this month, the nuptials of the reign-individual independence-may constitutional scruing duke of Saxe-Meinungen and the princess Mary, ples yield to the national welfare. of Hesse, were celebrated at Cassel. The elector Andrew Jackson--He has filled the measure of his having ordered that his favorite, the countess of Reich. country's glory-he is the friend of the people—the enbach, should follow in the train next behind the people are his friends. princesses of the electoral family, the wives of the for These were some of the volunteers eign ministers, accredited at the court of Cassel, did not By Wm. Davidson, esq.-Henry Clay-The great consider it proper to ullend.
orator of the west-an able statesman, and indepen(What difference in those cases? The elector of dent as a man: Shielded by virtuous patriotism, he is Hesse regards his prostitute as worthy of the company impregnable to the shafts of malice. of the princesses of the blood!)
By colonel T. G. Polk—The political prospects of
Ucnry ClayCONSTITUTIONS. A few weeks since, we published
"Like the dew on the mountain,
Like the foain on the river, a correspondence between the rencrable Jefferson
Like the bubble on the fountain, and judge Woodward, on the subject of American con
They are gone and forever." siitutions, in which those gentlemen assumed for Vir By). H. Blake, esq.- Henry Clay-The undaunted gipia the honor of having produced the first modern champion of universal liberty. written constitution. This is incorrect--that honor By captain Thomas 1. Polk-The next president of belongs to South Carolina. After publishing the cor- the United States--May he be the choice of the peorespondence alluded to, we referred to Ramsay, and ple and not of congress. found that South Carolina had adopted a written By L. H. Alexander, esq.-Andrew Jackson and constitution as early as the 26th March, 1776, three .Wm. H. Crawford-fair play is bondy play. months previous to the adoption of the Virginia constitution, draughted by Mr. Mason.
THE VICE PRESIDENT. On the arrival of John C. In his history of the constitution, adopted by our Calhoun, the vice president of the United States, in provincial legislature, Ramsay informs us, that, “in Abbeville, the place of his nativity, bis fellow-citiSeptember, 1775, lord William Campbell, the last re- zens, prompted by a desire to offer him some testimopresentative of his Britannic majesty, went on board ny of their approbation of his public services, as well one of the armed vessels of his royal master, and left as of their personal regard, invited him to partake the province in a state of nature; without any form of a public dinner on the 27th of May, at Abbeville 'of government, other than the recommendations of court house, prepared for the occasion, by captain committees, or congresses, appointed without the au- James Tatem. Patrick Noble, esq. acted as president, thority of written law, or any definite specifications and col. Alexander Bowie assisted as vice president. of powers. After remaining in this unsettled state A large number of gentlemen sat down to table, and for some time, it was determined to appoint a com- the day was spent in harmony and rational hilarity. mittee to prepare a draught of a constitution, or form In the evening a ball succeeded, given in honor of