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a partial clenial of the gratification of the passions, from the east;—-another at the Falls of St. Marie, only, without an act of cruelty—such as extermi- which is the communication between lakes Huron nation, or maiming, as was the practice in old times and Superior; and on one of the islands in the latter, to destroy a race of people. Our purpose is to save we may expect to hear of a navy-yard, five or sit ourselves and them, not to destroy nor suffer de: years hence! “Unconquered steam" has triumpli. struction, And as to the latter, the effect would be led over distance, and united the most remote parts so gradual that the male slaves woull naturally, ac- in friendly intercourse, quire habits of restraint, and probably be no worse What a river is the Missouri —the following tain this respect than they are now,

ble of distances is taken from Lewis and Clark's Our plan is rude and indigested, yet its outlines Travels. appear worthy of some consideration. Our coloni. From the extreme point of navigation, in Lon. zation societies propose the transport of free ne. 111. 44. W. Lat. 43. 31. N. to groes to Africa. Three girls may be purchased for

Whole less cost than the establishment of one man in that

Miles, distance. country will amount to." Wethus relieve the future The Gates of the Rocky Mountains 411

411 population of the EFFECT of thirty slaves in one ge-Great Falls


521 neration, instead of sending off one freeman. Re- Yellow Stone river

695 1,216 spectable places may easily be found for these girls Fort Mandan

280 1,496 to the eastward. The housekeepers of Pennsylva- Chyenne riser


1,786 via would gladly take some thousands of them every Platte river

719 2,710 year-give them instruction in reading and writing, Kanzas river


2,756 and make them usefuil members of society. The Osage river

207 2,263 people of other states would do the same; and it Mississippi river


3,096 appears to us, that these things might be effected so Gulf of Mexico

1,395 4,491, ai least that the increase of slaves should be check.

Tho following are the lengths of some of its tribo. ed, more certainly and at much less cost, by our tary streans, considering the Mississippi as one or project, than by any other reasonable plan that theinve' have heard of, provided it is not obstructed Red River

1,500 by the desire to breed slares, Knowing that they Arkansaw

2,170 were to be free and well treated, the negro mothers White River

1,200 would readily part with some of their female chil. Ohio

1,350 dren, and the transfer of about 12,000 per annum Mississippi

1,620 of these from the slave-holling states to those Osage

600 which do not hold slaves, would, in our opinion, Grand

600 keep the colores population from advancing in Kansas

1,200 the southern states which would of itself be a Platte.

1,800 great thing. And this must be more than any colo Yellow Stone vization society, with a view to a foreign settlement, Illinois

500 can do at the cost of niany millions of dollars a year'; Moines

800 and the scheme, it judiciously managed, might be Tennessee

1,100 eflected for 100,000 dollars per annum; for many Cumberland

750 would give half the purchase money of such girls Quachita

600 for their services until they became of age, as well Big Horn

800 as to forward the grand purpose intended; and thou And many others “too tedious to mention," hay. sands of female children would be given away by ing courses from 100 to 4 or 500 miles. their masters to promote it--for it would not seem The eastern extremity of the waters of this river as if they parted with things of much value, provided are 100 miles from Philadelphia, the western 540 assurance was made that they would be kindly miles from the Pacific ocean- distance between taken care of. An asylum that would rear a thou- them, in a right line, about 1700 miles: and consisand of them, until they arrived at sich ages as to dered as watering about 1,429,700 square miles: be useful, might be supported at a trifling expense, Mr. Darby estimates that it discharges into the sea under the direction of persons interested in the about 4,600 millions of gallons of water, every hour! work of humanity.

It is difficult to comprehenul this mighty mumberOther means of checking, or dispersing the black the mind cannot easily compass it—we know of nopopulation, with a view to their final einancipation thing to compare it with. and amalgamation, will be adverted to hereafter.

These are among the astonishing things that have occurred since war was declared against England,

in 1812– Progress Westward,

The western parts of New York and the northWe have laughesi at certain British geographers ern districts of Ohio and Pennsylvania, then nearly who charged us with hostile "designs" upon the in a state of nature, or very partially settled, now Alio; a river which is indisputably belongs to us, teem with men, and abound with large towns, vilas the Thames does to England. But what may they lages and ports, and are furnished with many fine.s siiv now?-a sirong post is to be established on the roads, splendid bridges, &c.! Missouri river, at the mouth of the Yellow Stone, Builalo and Erie, and Sackett's Harbor, remote l'irre thousand two hundred and seventy-five miles from points beyond the back woods," with Rochester dire semi--and which last named river, runs a fierther and other places not then upon the inap, are ce. course of about eleven himehed miies;-another onlebrated for their shipping and commerce! thor Miss ssippi, at the Falls of St. Anthony, to which Detroit and Michilimackinac, then far distant Yessels of forty tous may ascend, more than two posis, and rarely beard from, now seem close to his thousand miles from the sea;-another on Green -there is a semi-weekly communication with the Hay, : large sheet of water on the western side of former, und frequent opportunities to and from the Bike Michigan, and communicating therewith, which latter, is well as with Green Day, still further on.

is the fourth in the great chain of inland seas I The Registla is i ansmitted in considerable f.


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bers to Detroit, and we have a subscriber or two at exceedingly fine specimen of diamond crystallised the other places.

has been found in the sand of a small stream in the St. Louis, now a port on the Missisippi, then north of Ireland. It is of the specics called by laat about the extrenie point of the emigrant's voy- pidaries the yellow diamond, of extreme beauty, age in that direction—is turned into a starting place, and remarkable size. A discovery of this kind, and the Register is received 3 or 400 miles further should it lead to further similar results, will be

enough to change the distinguishing title of the We have also the “Port of Franklin.As this enterald isle. town containing nearly 1000 inhabitants, is not yet even laid down upon any of our own maps, and the The king has refused to permit marshals Soult ford Sheffields will be bothered to find out where it and Groucliy, gen. Pire, Mr. Real and col. Millinet is, we may tell them that it is at a place called Boon's to return to France. Their petition is said to have lick, which is situated somewhere on the Missouri, been drawn up injudiciously-a little too free, per. 3 or 400 miles up.


On the 23d of May, the French budget of expen.

diture was discussed. M. L. De Villeveque ascend.. Foreign Articles.

ed the tribune, and he took occasion to glance at

the United States, which he termed «a flourishing The British are lucky of late.-the duchess of republic," and observed that the cession of LouisiKent bras lately had a little baby that may be a mistress ana consolidated its power. He seemed to dread for them!

the probable effects of our power forty years hence, The person to whom the British nation pays and asks whether France ought not to have interabout 250,000 dollars a year, because he married dicted the sale of Louisiana to the United States. an English woman, has lately returned from Ger- He makes a grand fling at the usurper,” Bonaparte, many. He is called prince Leopold.

for his conduct in this business, in sacrificing the illThe account of the reception of the Persian am- terests of the country to recruit his treasury for bassador by the prince regent, occupies a whole his own aggrandizement. column in the London newspapers. Every thing The holy oil, --Extract of a letter from Paris, dated was in dandy stile.

21st of May—“The coronation of his majesty is at It is reported in the fashionable circles that la. length definitively fixed, for the third time, to take dies' Leghorn hats, of the new fabric, are selling place on the 25th of August next. As the holy oil, at from thirty shillings to thirty guineas each. the Sainte Empaule, which, according to tradition,

A fellow has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to is absolutely essential to the ceremony, was detransportation for seven years, for stealing a child. stroyed during the revolution, a new miracle will

The attorney-general has introduced into the be necessary for its production, and the missionaries house of commons, a bill to prevent the enlistment fancy they have so well prepared the credulity of of British subjects in the service of foreign states, the French nation, that they may hazard one with. without the permission of their own government; out danger. Unfortunately the secret has escaped and a circular has been issued from the war office, too soon. One of those holy men is now instructing (under date of the 26th of May) desiring the per- a carrier-pigeon to light on the shoulder of an effigy sons to whom it was addressed, to transmit to the dressed in the grand costume of the archbishop of secretary of war, with the least possible delay, a Rheims. It already performs its task tolerably well, list of all British officers, whether on half-pay or but by mistake sometimes lights on that of its nasotherwise, who are now holding any military ap- ter: however, by the 25th of August, there is no pointment in the Spanish or Portuguese service, doubt of its being quite perfect in its part, and that or in the service of any foreign power.

it will alight with the bottle of the holy oil tied The earl of Camden's offices produces him about round its neck, on the archbishop, at the proper $260,000-(more than ten times the salary of the moment, unless any indiscretion in prophesying the president of the United States) a year: but what is event, make the miracle-worker change his intenmore extraordinary, he has relinquished the income tion. I am far from believing the archbishop of of them to government, and therefor received the Rheinis to be capable of lending a sanction to such lunanimous thanks of parliament. But this is throw- an impious cheat

; but it is not the less true that ing out a sprat to catch a mackarel,” for he has had there is a priest weak enough to believe it might the most of his offices for many years. How is it possi. pass, and wicked enough to attempt it. This expoble that any man's services can be worth a sum sure will, it is hoped, prevent its being carried fur like this! - The earl has enough of money, but ther."

London paper. wants a little fame, and he has got it cheaply,-by giving up a profit which he cannot earn, though he Two ships of 70 guns, and a frigate of 50, were might possess it.

expected to sail from Cadiz for Lima, on the 10th of It is remarkable that gold and silver bullion are May. They do not take out any troops. falling in value, and both very difficult of sale: the It is now said the expedition from Cadiz is to connominal price of gold is 80s. and dollars only 5s. 22. sist of 50,000 men, to be commanded by the marquis an ounce.

d'Yrujo. Has any body calculated the means needThe average price of wheat has been ascertained ful to carity 50,000 soldiers across the Atlantic, and to be 738 7d. so the ports will remain shut the fol- prepare them for battle? lowing quarter. Cottons remain very low-Uplands 12 1-1d. New Orleans below 13d.

The following cdict may hint wisdom to some in American stocks. London May 29,46 per cents the United States: 201; bank shares 241 to 241 108. British stocks,--3 Edict.–Being presented to his majesty the claper cent. cousols 66}; all kinds of stock low. mours of the owners and tenants of tillage lands,

Irish Diamond.- A circumstance of a singular na against the extraordinary and unlimited importature, and likely to attract the notice of mineralo- tion of foreign grain, preventing the sale of the nagists, especialy in Ireland, is at present the subject tional, tending to the ruin of their agriculture, the of conversation among the literati of Dublin. 'An justice of these complaints being verified by a repres



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sentation from the royal junta of cominerce, agricul. mitted on board a certain vessel prize, to a patriot ture, manufactures and navigation, and memorial privateer. It is well, that such things, growing se from the junta, of marsh land, and from various dis- common, we checked. tricts his majesty taking all this into consideration, A London paper of a late date, states that the and that without equalizing the price of foreign Danish government had granted permission to res. grain, so that the national may entry into concur- sels of war sailing under the independent Alag to ene rence, the agriculture of these kingdons will soon ter their ports and dispose of their cargoes. be entirely lost, as some lands have been already left A patriot privateer called the Constantia, has this year insowed, and some tenants given up their been severely mauled by a Spanish schooner; and lease: Hereby orders provisionally while the state another went ashore on the rocks near Tariffa, of the tillage require it, and no counter order be (Spain) by which the crew were made prisoners. issued, that the foreign wheat and Indian corn en We have some further particulars of lord Cocla. tering in the corn market after the publication of rane's attack upon Callao-in which he gained this order by edict, shall pay duty, for wheat eighty nothing but hard knocks, though the loss on either reis, and for indian corn one hundred reis, per al side was not great. The royal forces at Lima amewt gueire, instead of twenty reis, paid till now. Fur: to 8000 well disciplined men, thermore, that the excess of these duties be applied in favor of agriculture for roads and bridges, to faci. litate the transportation of grain, entering into the

CHRONICLE. sarre chest with the excess of duty on flour, appro. The secretary of war has returned to the seat of priated to same purpose. By order of his majesty, government. i communicate this to yourexcellency for execution. Our squadron in the Mediterranean, all well. The Palace of government in Lisbon, the 11th of May, emperor of Austria lately visited it at Naples. 1819.

Joao Antonio Salter de Mendouca. The legislature of Connecticut have passed an To Counl Peniche.

act to admit affirmations from persons conscientious's In conformity to the royal orders, this is published scrupulous of taking oaths, in all cases, when such by the present edict. Lisbon, 13th May, 1819. tests are required by law, under like penalties for

Administrator of the corn market. Řose Butler, a colored girl, has been executed at

New York, for setting firc to a dwelling bouse. An "extraordinary recruitment" is spoken of as Died, on the 29th ult. at 'Trenton, near Utica, N. having taken place in Rhenish Bavaria. The levy is Y. on his way from Plattsburg to visit his son, com. three times greater than that in France.

Woolsey, at Sackett's Harbor, general Melanchor The assassin of Kotzebue was yet alive on the 5th Lloyd Woolsey, in the 63rd year of his age. He was of May. His fate seems to excite an uncommon in a field officer in the revolutionary war and a sound terest. Mention is made of the discovery of a se patriot; a highly estimable and very useful citi. cret society called the Black Aliance. Kotzebue's zen. Thus, one by one, the builders of the repubfamily precipitately left Manheim, attributed to a lic pass from works to rewards. difference which had arisen between his son, the Also, recently, near Penn-Yan, N. Y. the tamous naral commander, and a printer of that town; who, Jemima Wilkinson, calling herself "the universal * M. de Kotzebue asserts, has in his possession a friend," the religious head of a little society, and manuscript of his deceased father.

well known in many parts of the United States

as a preacher. Previous to her death she called The Stockholm papers speak contemptuously of her disciples round her, gave them a solemn admo. the idea that king Bern.dotte is to be deposed by nition, “then raised her hands and closed her eyes" Russia; but says there is an active exchange of cou. and died. riers between the courts. In Paris, however, a con. The Virginia Agricultural Society, of which Mr. siderable degree of faith is given to the story. Madison is the president, have eclipsed the 'wbole, CAPE OF GOOD'ROPE.

and exceeded all other examples in any age or An extensive insurrection of the natives appears country: they have, it is said, promulgated to pay, to cxist in some of the dependencies of the Cape of four years hence, ten thousand dollars for the best Good Hope. A letter from thence, dated March 30, farm in that state, not less than 500 acres; S5000, says-All the troops, which could be mustered, for the next; $2000, for the third best, the latter amounting to ncar 3000 men, were embarking for not less than 200 and 100 acres. Corn Districts, which are about 600 miles distant Treaty with Spain. We have contradictory' re. from Cape town. The want of cavalry was severely ports respecting this treaty-one account says that felt..

it was promptly ratified on the arrival of Mr. For

syth at Mudrid-another says that it would not be, Tunis has lost half of her population by the plague. British influence operating against us. A few days 'The Arabs are also reported to be in a state of in- more will give us the truth of the matter. At Gibsurrection, and headed by a 'Tripolitan, to be march- raltar on the 3rd of June, it was said that the treaty ing against the capital.

had not been ratified on the 29th of May, and that

Mr. Forsyth had left Madrid for France on the 25t There are some rumors afloat that the patriots of that month. The latter is improbable. are yet in force in Texas--and another account ven. The mail. An attempt was made to rob the mail tures to say that gen. Mina is still alive, and at the from Baltimore to Washington city, on Wednesday head of an army of 3000 men. We know not how morning last, by two villains. It was unsuccessful to believe either of these reports.

through the firmness and adroitness of the driver. SOUTH AMERICA,

The postmaster at Baltimore has promptly offered A very valuable Spanish ship called the Chrisu- $500 for apprehending the fellows. na, las recently been sent into Buenos Ayres, by Emigration. We kept a list of the ressels that The Union privatcer.

arrived in the United States, with European passerA man has been hung at Bermuda, after trial be. gers, an account of whose arrival reached us through Dore the court of vice admiralty, for a murder com. I the newspapers received for the week çading ye.




terday morning-the aggregate is 1475--of whom). Tellow fever.-An alarm of the yellow fever being about 400 reached our country via Halifax and St. in Philadelphia, having reached New York, the John's.

mayor of the latter sent Dr. Dyckman to the form. Nemo Expection. We have heard of a number of er, to collect information on the subject, to whom the expeditions fitted and fitting out in different places board of health made the following report.-in the south-western states and territories, for the

Health-office, Philadelphia, July 10, 1819. ostensible purpose of trading with certain nations SIR-In reply to the communication received of Indians, resident in the province of Texas and the from you this forenoon, in behalf of the board of yparts adjacent. A letter just received by the editor health of New York, the following statement of the of the Registex from Alexandria, Lou. broadly in- circumstances which has given rise to the report of forms us that a project is on foot to seize upon the existence of the yellow fever in this city, is or revolutionize 'Texas, and establish an indepen-made exactly as they have came to the knowledge of dent government there. This is supposed easy to this board: accomplish, and the temptation of getting vast On the 2d of July, a report was made to this tracts of some of the finest land in the world, board, by Doctors Griffith and Parrish, of three cases is very great. But the frequent failure and de- of malignant fever, in a house on the upper side of feat of such projects, we should think, would warn Market-street wharf: the the persons reported, were our young men how they embark in thuis wild Clement Reeves and wife, (heads of the family) and scheme at present.

their daughter Susani.- They were inmediately reProgress of good principles. The legislature of moved into the country, where Mr. Reeves soon New Hampshire passed a law at the late session, died; the wife and daughter are now convalescent. providing that hereafter every person shall be ex. On the 5th of July, a young man was reported ill empted from taxation for the support of the gospel of a malignant fever by two other physicians, docministry, who lodges with the town clerk a certi-tors Knight and Uller, who was employed in a store ficate that he differs in religious persuasion from the adjoining the house north of that occupied by the minister for whose support he is taxed. The law patients before mentioned. This young man died: however is not intended to affect contracts already those who were in attendance upon him, have been existing between ministers and their people. sent into the country, and the house was cleansed

Pennsylvania. Samuel D. Ingham, has been ap- and whitewashed. ponted secretary of state, vice Thomas Sergeant, On the 7th of July, two cases of the same form of appointed attorney general, in the place of Amos disease were reported by doctors Duffield and Hu. Ellmaker, resigned.

son, in a house or store arljoining the same building Erie. There has been a very heavy gale on lake in which the sick were first reported, but in a di. Erie. Six or seven vessels were driven on shore rection westward. These persons were soon after st Black Rock, and much damage done to the fields removed out of the city, and one of them is since of wheat, &c. adjacent. This fine sheet of water dead. All the sick mentioned, were residents of may be called by way of eminence, the storm-vexed the city, and the disease has not been traced to any Like,

vessel or any stranger arriving from abroad in this Indians in Nero York. We regret to learn, (says place. the Niagara Journal) that the remnant of the six Since the last mentioned cases, viz: on the 7th of Nations of Indians, residing within this state, during July, no report of a similar disease has been made the last week, in full council, solemnly resolved not to the board, nor have they any knowledge of a sin. to encourage the introduction of the christian reli- gle case within the city. The buildings, in which gion among them. . We undesstand that the de. the before mentioned cases occurred, have been bates on this subject were long and violent. carefully cleansed,' whitewashed and ventilates!.

Slavery in Ohio. Various letters from gentlemen The inhabitants throughout Philadelphia are gelieof the first respectability in Ohio, reiterate the as- rally healthy, and it is hoped that the prompt exer. surance that no friend of amending the constitution tions which have been taken to remove the causes of of the state, which appears defective in many re- the late alarm, and to counteract any renewal of spects, has dreamt of abolishing those parts of it the disease, will insure to us the remainder of the which probibit slavery, even if it could be done; season passed in the enjoyment of that state of geand represent the story as a mere calumny raised to neral health, with which an overruling Providence prevent necessary reform.

has been pleased to bless our city, for many years. Columbia river. We have heard, as our readers Signed by order of the board, will have seen, of the arrival of Judge Provost, an

JOIN CLAXTON, President. agent of the United States, at Valparaiso, on his re

SAMUEL EMLEN, jr. Sec'ry. turn from the mouth of Columbia river. It is said JACOB DECKMAX, M. D. that our government has received from him a high This report shews that considcrable alarm ex. ly interesting report of that part of his mission. isted in Philadelphia --we know that some of her We do not know whether it is intended to be pub- citizens contemplated an immediate removal; bave lished; but, if it were, we are persuaded it would heard that the quarter of the city in which these be very generally acceptable.' We want such a cases occurred was avoided, and the starting placu document, to make us acquainted with that most of the steam boa's changed, &c. We are sincereimportant though remote scion of the republic. Welly glad to hear that no new cases are report. even hope that Mr. Provost will bring back with ed, and earnestly hope that Philadelphia may not him materials to furnish a volume on the subject, be visited by that terrible disease, the yellow fever. instead of a letter of a few pages, and that we will The cases which occurred are probably of that cha. not withhold from his countrymen the fruits of his racter which appear in our cities almost every year, enquiries and observations. It will not be in the and, as we believe, originate from local causes, as power, if it were the wish of the Atlantic states, to notice in our last, and seldom spread. prevent the growth of a powerful commercial state Some cases of discase, as the board of health at the mouth and on the banks of the Columbia. says, of a “questionable nature," bavc appeared at "All the information respecting the country, which Boston-but there does not appear to be any cause Je can obtain, is therefore desirable. Nal, Int. for alarm,

National Interests.

paralized our industry and impoverished the counAudress of the Philadelphia society for the promotion of try, as to render us utterly unable to pay. The de domestic indiostry, to the citizens of the United States.struction of Spanish industry did not produce the

same effect on her commerce with other nations, No. X. (this number is chiefly made up of two excellent Her mines furnished ample means of payment. But and highly interesting reports of the committee of having, we repeat, no mines, the destruction of our the house of representatives of the United States, industry is almost as pernicious to Great Britain, or of commerce and pianufactures, in 1816-already any other nation with which we trade on credit, as

to ourselves. published in the REGISTER, Vol. IX, page 447, and Vol. X, page 82. To which is added a very power: serious attention from the public. We are so

This plain view of our affairs, demands the most ful memorial, presented to the senate of the United States, by the inhabitants of Oneida county, N. y. thoroughly satisfied of its correctness, that were: praying the support of government for domestic weagents for the promotion of the English interest, manufactures, by prohibiting the importation of and had supreme power over the tariff, we would cotton goods from beyond the Cape of Good Hope, for even if that industry were carried to double or for consumption in the United States, But we pass treble its present extent, there would be, as stated it over to hasten to the eleventh number, which we in the Oneida memorial, ample room for the imporconsider very important.)

tation of as much goods as we can pay for --mora No, XI.

especially in the prostrate state of the prices of oui:

staples, Pli'urlelphia, June 17, 1819. FRIEND! Axp YELLOW.CITIZENS ---Mistaken opinions tion from the present state of our commerce, which

This theory receives the most ample corroborahaving been long entertained of an hostility between is nearly as calamitous as that of our manufactures

, the interests of manufacturers, and those of mer. Our vessels are either rotting at our wharves, or chants and agriculturalists, it is supposed that the system we alvocate is calculated to sacrifice those despatched on voyages which afford at the com of the two last to the first. Nothing can be more mencement hardly any hope of profit, and which foreign from the truth. Our views are decidedly, it his been computed by intelligent merchants, thu

too generally close with heavy and ruinque losses, Lavorable to commerce and the mercantile interest: the mercantile capital of this country has been dia becanse the commerce to or from a ruined country, such as ours will be under its present policy, affords minished seventy millions of dollars since the peace. little advantage to its merchants; and our plans, agriculture has begun to partake of the gencrai

calamity. tending to restore the prosperity, must, of course, improve the commerce, of the United States, whose

It is painful to reflect, fellow citizens, bow miner industry has been sacrificed to that of nations dis- ous and how ruinous are the errors prevalent og tant from us thousands of miles. We are equally regards the protection of national industry einplog

that important portion of political economy, which and as decidedly the friends of agriculture; because ed in manufactures. In the discussions that arest our obiect is to secure to the farmer and planter, in congress on the subject of the tariff, there were for their productions, a domestic market, which cannot fiúil them, instead of the precarious depen.body, who appeared to regard the protection at

few, even of the best-informed members of that. ations , and blasting the fairest hopes of thie"cultivu- forded to manufactures in a national point of views

They considered the duties imposed for this prita tor and merchant.

pose, according to the doctrine of col. Taylor, a* It will, doubtless, appear extraordinary, but it is, I tases levied on the agricultural part of the communevertheless, true, that the system we advocate is nity, solely for the benefit of the manufacturers calculated to promote as well the advantage of the and as proofs of the munificence of the former.merchants of Great Britain, and of those other fo- One ardent member of the house of representareign nations, with which we trade, as that of the tives, on the rejection of a motion for reducing the U. States,

tariffon imported cottons, made an attempt to have The commerce of a country, impoverished as ours the decision re-considered, in order to set aside the is, can be of little advantage to a trading nation, votes of some members of the majority said to be which loses all its profits and part of its princi- concerned in cotton establishments. The inadmispal, by bankruptcy. The deficiency of remittances, sibility of this procedure is as obvious as the 28which is daily increasing, cannot fail to produce dc- tempt was novel. Were his plan adopted, the mer. structive consequences in Great Britain. Thon. chants ought to retire on all questions in which com. sands in that country with shattered fortlines will merce is involved the farmers and planters on have to lament the infatuation that led them to in those connected with agriculture and the gentle undate this country with their merchandise, whereof men of the bar on all that respect the jucliciary, la hy they calculated on making splendid fortunes, the vehemence of the gentleman's zeal against mawhich disappeared like the baseless fabric of a vi- nufiictures and manufacturers, he wholly overlopk sion" and leftonot a trace behind,” but disappointed the incongruity of the measure he recommenderł. ment and ruin.

The British merchants disregarded the valuable *«Mr. Wright," ex-governor of Maryland, -afte! Jesson of Esop's fable of the goose that laid the gol- | declaring his belief that many members had voted ilen eggs. They killed the goose by their deter- on the question, who, from being interested in its mination to enjoy all the benefits of our trade at decision, were of right excluded by a rule of the

house, submitted a resolution to reject the votes of Having no mines of gold or silver, no pearl fishe. those members interested in any manufactory of ries, we have no means of paying for our foreign cotton.""* An adljournment took place, which preimportations but by the fruits of our industry. An vented a decision on the resolution-wlich does the coinbined operation of the fatal impolicy of our not appear to have been broug!: forward again. tariff, the cupidity of our importers, and the infatuation of the British merchants, bas so completely Weekly Register, rol, x. p. 95.


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