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cal bigotry, and not founded in common sense, or to obtain some sort of security for those 1 person who will observe what preparations the it will control the feelings of but a small por- political rights, which are essential to our enemy are making, will be convinced that new tion of society in a country, where it is so well character, prosperity, and happiness, seems to scenes of a most sanguinary nature are before understood that our political institutions are excite their uimost indignation. In these reour own work, and constructed for no other proaches, Richmond, in Virginia, takes the purpose than publick benefit. lead. Before we attempt to justify ourselves,

GENERAL REGISTER. we will throw in the teeth of these unblushTO THE ADVOCATES OF WAR.

ing libellers, the following record of their own War was declared on the 18th of June proceedings, from a paper published in this BOSTON, SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 1814.

same Richmond, when the excellent treaty 1812, now two years and five months. It has been carried on, the administration must conmade by Mr. Jay, proved excellent by expe

FOREIGN. We learu by the way of Halifax, that rience, was submitted to the Senate for ratifi.

a fleet of men of war, and trasports, full of troops, fess, for their own sakes, with all the energy cation, by President Washington.

destined for America, sailed from Plymouth, on the of which they were capablc ; and certainly

18th of September. at a great expense of men and money. What

a Richmond, July 31, 1795. A London article of Sept. 22 says, that the expedihave we gained ?

« Notice is HERP.BY GIVEN, that, in care tion to America, instead of being suspended, as had The conquest of Canada was one professed

" the treaty entered into óy that don'd Arch been incorrectly reported, was increased, and would object. But we are not in possession of a 66 Traitor JnJy with the British iyrant

be forwarded with all possible despatch.-That whatfoot of Canadian groundwe have not a sol« should be ratified-A petition will be present

ever may be the state of the negotiation at Ghent, the

war would be prosecuted with the utmost vigour undier over the Canada line.

“ed 10 the next General Assembly of Virginia til an accommodation was certain. The blockading system of Great Britain,

" at their next session, praying that the said Two British Seventy-fours were about sailing for and her claim to the right of impressing her

6 slate may recede from the Union, and be left the Brazils, to bring the Royal Family of Portugal seafaring subjects out of our merchant vessels,

“ under the government and protection of Ove back to Lisbon. were the other avowed causes of war.

It was expected the Congress at Vienna would com. She

« Hundred Thousand Free and Independent was to be compelled to abandon boul.

mence its deliberations on the 1st of October. « Virginians." But

A small squadron is soon to sail from Halifax for after two years of war, Mr. Madison instruci.

“ P. S As it is the wish of the people of Martinique, to take the British garrison from that isl. ed his ministers to wave them ; a proof that

- the said state, to enter into a treaty of amity, and to Bermuda or Italifax. he despaired of accomplishing either.

commerce, and navigation, with any other about 120 troops and seamen arrived at Quebeck, By a waste of treasure, which has doomed " slate, or states of the present Union, who are

from the 26th to the 29th of October ; likewise large us to a heavy national debt and destroyed

“* averse to returning again under the galling quantities of munitions of war, clothing, &c. severa publick credit ; by the loss of cuminerce, our « yoke of Great Britain, the Printers of the

hundrel shipwrights, and a million of dollars (not in

Excheque bills] towards the support of the army. usual source of revenue to government and

“ (at present) United States are requested 10 The Transport ship Sovereign, Capt. — bound wealth to the people; by the loss of the lives " publish the above notification."

from England to Quebeck, was wrecked on the 18th of many thousand citizens ; by the loss of do- So much for Richmond, where the people

of Oct. on the Island of St. Paul, in the Gulph of St.

Lawrence-she had on board 9 officers and 186 sol. mestick security and comfort, we have gained of New-England are now stigmatized as a fac

diers of the 49th, 58th and 81st regts. 2 sergeants, and -positively, nothing ! cious, rebellious people. Now, these proceed

21 women and children, in all including the captain, Great Britain, acting on the defensive, has ings we considered infamous, at the time, and mate, and 19 seamen, forming a total of 239 persons. — compelled Mr. Madison to give up his ground, entertain the same opinion of them to this Only thirty-seven lives were saved. his pretexts for the war ; she has conquered day. We quotc them, therefore, to silence DOMESTICK. It is now ascertained that Fort and actually holds in quiet possession, ihe these calumniators, not as an example which

Erie was evacuated and destroyed on the 5th of Noisland of Tangiers in Chesapeake bay ; Block we follow. There is the same difference be.

vember, and the Canada side of the river entirely

abandoned. The most deplorable accounts reach us Island, south of Rhode Island ; and a hundred tween the circumstances of the two cases, that

through every channel of the state of our army. The miles square of the District of Maine ! 6T there is between wilful murder, and homicide Utici Patriot says, our loss in three months, by the tell you that which you yourselves to know." | in self-defence. The act abstractedly may be sword and disease, on the frontiers of Canada, is estiThink of these things; the course of the war, the same, but the circumstances render one a mated at from four to seven thousand men ! We

know it to be a fact, by the information of a spectator, thus far, and it has gone a great way, certain crime, and the other a duty. ly merits your serious consideration

The British Treaty promised security and

in whose accuracy we can confide, that a hundred

men have died in a day. A democratick member of And if such be the past, what are we 10 ex. prosperity, and they followed its ratification.

Congress writes that “ the army is without pay, cloth. pect from the future? Can we look for any The present measures of our government

ing, and blankets.” One from the spot, writes, thatthing better? Is not thc prospect before our

threaten total ruin, and it is rapidly advancing. “ We poor fellows on the frontier, are scarcely able rulers strikingly worse, than when war was

Yet the Hartford Convention is nut proposed to get a potatoe once a week, and then have to pay declared ? with a view to effect a separation of the nearly the weight in gold for it, to the pickpockets

and swindlers who abound in this country." We then had a surplus of money in our na. States, like the Richmond proclamation. As tional treasury. Now, besides the debts wbich our fathers convened to demand the rights,

The Newhampshire militia, placed by the state gor.

ernment under the command of the United States' have been accumulated, government is not less

which belonged to them, as British subjects, officers, like our's, in the same predicament, have than twenty million dollars in arrears! Our our patriots will demand the rights of Ameri- been dismissed, without pay, or shammed off with armies, which have ever been small, are concan citizens, as defined in our Constitution, of Eschequer bills.

The report mentioned in our last, of a second victostantly diminishing, and those of the enemy which we are deprived, by a wicked adıninisare becoming more powerful.

ry by General Jackson, proves unfounded. Our

tration. navy

A court martial, for the trial of General Wilkinson, officers and seamen, who, in the beginning of

is appointed, for the 3rd of January, to sit at Utica, in the war, won glory in battle on the ocean, are Since the despatches were sent to our min- New York. now doomed to skirmish on fresh water, and isters at Ghent, in answer to their communi- Letters from the army speak of General Izard with there so scantily supplied with means, that we are rapidly losing the control we had acquired. the import of Mr. Madison's instructions. The

British, about a fortnight since, took from 15

to 20 sail of small vessels, with about 30,000 dollars. To recruit the army, conscript laws are pro- whether they are to re!urn or to enter upon

We are very happy to learn, that measures have jected by our rulers, and abandoned through the discussion of the respective claims. We are been taken by the people in the county of Cheshire, fear. They have not funds to raiso troops by inclined to the dreadful conclusion that our min- N. H. for a meeting at Walpole, to appoint a delegate, pecuniary inducements, and they dare not use isters are ordered to return. Mr. Madison, from that county, to the Hartford Convention. violence. Taxes are multiplying the power undoubtedly gives the cue to the leading dem- James Balfour, Esq. Governour of the state of Virto pay, decreasing ; poverty and discontent ocrats of Virginia, his own state, and the late

ginia, is elected a senator in the Congress of the C'ni

ted States. are spreading over the country. proceedings of their Legislature with respect

At a general Court Martial holden at Washington, You, who are advocates of war, what are to the Brirish claims, in our opinion, afford but Capt. Dyson, of the United States corps of Artillery, your hopes ? On what are they founded ? too strong reasons to presuine, that the nego- has been tried for having " misbelraved himself before Is it not the worst of policy ; is it not mad- tiation will be immediately closed, and that our the enemy, and having shaincfully abandoned fort ness to continue this downhill struggle ? ministers, not appointed to other offices, will

Washington” during the aporoach of the British last come home.

August, " which it was his due to defend ; and for INCONSISTENCE-IMPUDENCE.

Then the wall will begin it will begin, for,

marching his garrison from the sufre, in violation of

his duty, and contrary to his orders." Captain Disea as certainly as the campaign of next summer has been sentenced to be dismissed the service of the The Madisonian party in many parts of the opens, it will assume a character which will U.States, and Gen. Scott has approved the decision. Union have attacked the New England Con- make this devoted country forget, that it has That part of the prisoners, taken by the British, lest vention, with great violence ; that we should been three years at war. We do not say this, summer, who ere sent to Bermuda, have been think of attempting a redress of grievances, to excite errout, for political purposes ; any

brought back to Chesapeake bay.

FOR THE BOSTOX SPECTATOR.

The sloop of war Hornet, which has so long been should be left at considerable liberty to follow which are certainly entitled to a place, and blockaded in the sound, escaped last Friday, and went the bent of his own inclinations. It is neces- ought always to be found in the library of to New York.

sary that it should be so, for the development every one who is desirous of that kind of The enemy have had in Delaware bay, one seventy four, one razee, one frigate, two brigs, an armed

of the mind and character. Here the parent knowledge and entertainment, of which we schooner, and several tenders. They are said to have must relinquish his immediate charge : but have been treating. Whatever is contained gone to sea,

during this suspension of his personal guardi- in these volumes, relating to the history of the The Washington City Gazette states that from the anship, much depends on his prudence, as to country, since its discovery or set:lement by first of June to the twentieth of October, 12,607 men

the scope he may choose to give to those pro- civilized nations, may be regarded as truth, were recruited for the army of the United States. Captains M'Donnough, Crane, Warrington and pensities, which, when rightly governed, con- but where they touch upon the traditions of

stitute a generous, noble spirit ; and when the original inhabitants, we are agreeably Blakeley, have been promoted to the rank of Post Captains in the United States navy:

abused, lead to indolence, dissipation, loss of amused with fable. The Steam Frigate was moved from New York, last reputation, destruction of morals and constitu- To exemplify these facts I shall present my Monday, to Jersey, to receive her steam engine.

tion. The scale, on which the finances of a readers with two extracts from the « CollecIt is probable that the democracy of New England young gentleman at college are regulated, is tions,” the one related as historical, the other will be represented by one member, in the next Con.

a very important consideration. Excessive as fabulous. They will each of them scrre to gress-Mr. Parris, of the 7th eastern district, Maine. CONGRESS. Mr. Calhoun, in the House has pro.

parsimony in the parent damps the ambition shew, to those who have not yet possessed posed a new plan for a National Bank, in which the gor

of the child, curtails him of his innocent and themselves of these useful and entertaining ernment is to have no shares, and the vaults very little commendable amusements, humiliates him in volumes, that although their contents are princash. It was debated, but no decision taken.

his own estimation and in the opinion of his cipally of a more sedlare and instructive cast, The military committee have brought forward a companions ; while on the other hand, unlimit- yet there will sometimes be found what is hunew classification bill, in the Senate. Mr. Mallison has issued a Proclamation for a na.

ed indulgence tempts him to neglect his studies, morous and fancitul. tional Fast, on the 12th of January.

and every pursuit that is useful ; and to value In the historical account of the Isle of

himself on distinctions, which debase the Shoals we find the following petition : TO CORRESPONDENTS.

mind, render him ridiculous, and surround “ The humble petition of Richard Cutt and We feel much indebted to “ THE WRITER" for his

him with heartless, riotous spungers, who will Cutting, sheweth : that John Renolds, regular and valuable assistance.

use his blind extravagance, without friendship contrary to an act in court that no woman We are very much oblige.! to “ REUBEN” for his or gratitude, for their sport and profligacy. should live upon the Islc of Shoals, las brought Translation, and should be very happy to hear from him,

his wife thither, with an intention there to live and “E.” frequently.

and abide ; and hath also brought upon Hog

THE WRITER, No. XXVIII. Island, a great stock of goats and hogs, which LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS.

A close attention to the history of any coun•

doth not only spoil and destroy much fish, to try, and a study of the primitive manners of wise many of your petitioners ; but also doth

the great damage of several others, and likeTHE CONFIDANT, No. XIV.

its first inhabitants, is a very useful as well as spoil the spring of water that is on that Island, To discharge parental daty with fidelity and entertaining employ for the mind ; and if a good judgment is one of the most important proper improvement is made of events, which which is the only relief and sustenance of the

by making it unfit for any manner of use, and difficult offices attached to the social char- arc recorded in the annals of past time, much acter of man.

rest of the Islands ; your petitioners therefore It is a duty, in the execution good might be attained by their instructive pray that the said Renolds may be ordered to of which, more frequently perhaps, inan in any lessons, and much evil averted. other case, the basi intentions are apt to fail The errors, whether moral, or political, of ands forth with. Also that the act of court,

remove his said goats and swine from the Islof success, if not aided by unremiting vigi- our predecessors, may be viewed in immedi. before mentioned, may be put in execution, lance, and acute discrimination. The line be- ate connection with their pernicious effects ; tween almost any virtue, carried to an exteme, and thus warn us with serious and forcible there. And your petitioners shall eyer pray, &c.

to the removal of ali women from inkabiting and a kindred vice, is so indefinite, that in admonitions, to avoid the evils which perhaps cherishing the one, we often inadvertently they may have suffered from inadvertency ;

ORDER OF COUAT ax THE FOREGOING. mould the mind into the other. The hile should be cherished, and improved, and imi eral complaint of the chief of the fishermen whilst their virtues, and their wise iristitutions

Whereas by the foregoing request, the genthe moral temperament is so various in differ ent subjects, it is impossible that there should tated. Merely as amusement, the history of and others, of the Isle of Shoals, that it is a be any general system of moral discipiine ; antient customs and manners afford a perpetu- great annoyance and prejudice for Mr. John and in adapting specifick rules to particular al and inexhaustible source of rational pleasure ;

al and inexhaustible source of rational pleasure ; Renolds to keep his swine and goats at the cases, there is danger lest, mistaking the na- and a knowledge, highly entertaining and Isle of Shoals ; it is by mutual consent of this ture of those passions and affections which it interesting in the study, might be made to con- court ordered, that Mr. Renolds shall, within is our wish 10 resulate correctly, we so man. tribute to social enjoyment, by becoming a twenty days, remove his swine and goats that age them as to defeat our own intentions fruitful subject for sprightly and pleasant con

he hath at Hog Island, frons thence, or any of While the child is immediately under the versation. This kind of knowledge is pecu- those Islands that are inhabited with fishermen eye of the parent, indulgences and restrictions liarly adapted to conversation parties, as it And as for the removal of his wife, it is may be qualified by observing their o perstici. may be introduced occasionally by way of con- thought fit, if no further complaint come But this advantage is seldom enjoyed by one trast, comparison, or anecdote ; and in this against her, she may as yet enjoy the company portion of our offspring, except in the very familiar garb, would be received without that of her husband. Dated 20 Octr. 1647. early part of life, when inany of the most dan. awe and reserve, which usually accompanies Why a resolve or ordinance should have gerous passions are latent, and the mind is, of the stiff robes, or venerable costume of been made to prevent the residence of women course, insensible to ibose temptations which learning.

at ibe Isle of Shoals, is left to conjecture. That multiply, as intercourse with the world be. The nations of Europe, in search of histori- there was, in fact, such a resolve seems to be comes more extended. To qualify a youth cal anecdote, may travel back a long march of recognized by the court, in their order on for the active scenes of life, he must generals many centuries, and the ready pen of history Cut, and Cutting's petitions against Renolds. ly, in some capacity or cther, be removed from will furnish them with the singular customs, There are many instances to prove that the the domestick circle ; be deprived of the se- as well as with the wild and warlike achieve- legislature of these times exercised some excyrity of paternal wisdom and experience ; ments of their ancestors, for more than a hun- traordinary powers to preserve the morals of and left in a considerabie degree to the exer- dred ages. In this extensive range, they are

the people. On the records of Maine, is a cisc of his discretion, before his understanding amused with fable, as well as satisfied with precept from the court to a constable of Saco, is fortified by a knowledge of good and evil- truth ; and although the “ seal of instruction"

to forbid a certain man, who wis reported to “ Lord of linself ;--that heritage of wn,

will be impressed but by one, the mind need be a married mali, who had left his wife in Tiat fearful empire, which the human breast not be so fastidious as to reject the entertain-England, from paving his addresses to a WidBilt hnks to rob the beart within of rest." ment of the other.

ow, or even to go into her company; and upon To this prom ture privilegr, the youth, who In our new world, compared with the anti- his persisting after such notice, to carry him is consigned to the riversity, arrives at an quities of Europe, almost every thing, with before a magistrale, to give bonds to comply early period of age, under the most critical which history can present us, is recent. á with the order."

Ilis. Col. Vol. 7. and trying circumstances. After all the whole- close acquailitance, however, with the events Fabulous traditions, and customs of the Lsome restraints, which wisdom and enlightened

of our own couriery wi'l be found to be usefui dians of Martha's Vineyardpiety have devised, with the best instructers, and entertaining wirdge.

* The f. st Indian th. came to the Vineyard

The Massachusetts Hintorical Society bare was wh his dog of morals of the tyro, it is impossible but that he | published twelve volumes of " Collections, ice. When he came to G..y lica i, he found out

FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

was

FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

very large man whose name was Moshup. grant,” replied the porter, “but for heaven's When the parterre and rerdant field
He had a wife and five children, four sons, and sake,your honour,consider the disgrace of being Again their fragrant banquet yield,
one daughter ; and lived in the den. He exposed in company with you. I find, d'ye Then, then our guest the Garden greets,
used to carch whales, and then pluck up.trees see, that one half the staring multitude took And revels in its choicest sweets.
and inake a fire to roast them ; the coals, and me for a rogue as well as your honour and, Salem, Nov. 21, 1814.

REUBEN. the bones of the whales are now to be seen. by all that's honest, I would not go through After he was tired of staying here, he told his the same again to be made a Justice of the children to go and play ball on a beach that Quorum.”—Shebbeare paused a moment, touk joined Noman's land to Gay bead. He then back the shilling, and gave him a guinea.

TO THE MOON. . made a mark with his toe, at each end of the beach, and so deep that the water flowed in

What is it that gives ther, mild queen of the night, and cilt away the beach ; so that his children were in fear of drowning. He told them to

POETRY

Thy secret, intelligent grace ? act as if they were going to kill whales, and

And why should I gaze with such tender delight

Dr. Park, they were all turned into killers (a fish so cal

On thy fair, but insensible face ? led.) His wife mourned the loss of her chil. The foilowing Translation may give those of your readdren so exceedingly, that he threw her away,

ers, who are unacquainted with the Latin, some idea What gentle enchantment possesses thy beam and she fell on Seconet near the rocks, where of those beautiful lines published in one of the late

Beyond the warm sunshine of day? she lived some time, exacting toll of all who

Spectators ; while those, who are fond of good poe. Thy bosom is cold, as the glittering stream passed by water. After awhile, she

try, will deeply regret that they have not found a Where dances thy tremulous ray. changed into a stone. The entire shape re

better Translator. mained for many years ; but when the English

Canst thou the sad heart of its Sorrow beguile, came, they broke off the arms, head, &c. but

Or Grief's fond indulgence suspend ? the most of the body remains to this day.

Yet where is the mourner, but welcomes thy smile,

THE HUMMING BIR D. Moshop went away no body knows where.

And loves thce almost as a friend ? Ile had no conversation with the Indians, but

Translated from the Latin of Landivar. was kind to them, by sending whales and other fish ashore for them to eat ; but after

The tear, that looks bright on thy beam, as it flows,

The fairest of the tribe, who move they grew thick round him, he left them.”

Unmov'd thou dost ever behold ;
On airy pinions through the grove,
His. Col. Vol. 1.

The sorrow, that loves in thy light to repose,

Is that, whose feeble note, when heard, The imagination of Homer, probably from

To thee it has ever been cold. Jess materials than these, has given us his

Proclaims the well known Humming Bird. rocks of Scylla, and the Cyclops' Den.

The slender finger of the fair

O yet thou dost soothe me, and ever I find,
Exceeds this tenant of the air.

While watching thy gentle retreat,

Its little frame, so frail and weak,
RELIGION NEVER TO BE TREATED

A moonlight composure steal over my mind,
In size, will scarce surpass its beak;
WITH LEVITY.

Poetical, pensive, and sweet ;-
And with this weapon it defies
Addressed to Youth.
The rude attack of enemies.

It tells me of years, that forever are fled,
IMPRESS your minds with reverence for what In its fair plumage we behoki,

Of follies by others forgot, is sacred ; let not wantonness of youthful spirits,

In gay succession, ray's of gold,

Of joys that have vanishid, of hopes that are dead, no compliance with the intemperatę mirth of And now alternately it seems

Of friendships that were, and are not. others, ever betray you into profane follies.

To catch the brightest solar beams. Besides the guilt, which is hereby incurred,

Oft in its Aiglit, on rapid wing,

I think of the future, while gazing the while, nothing gives a more odious appearance of

It cuts the zephyrs of the Spring,

As thou could st those secrets reveal ; presumption to youth, than the affectation of

And oft the air re-echoes shrill ireating religion with levity. Instead of being

Yet ne'er dost thon grant an encouraging smile an evidence of superior understanding, it dis- The murm'ring wliispers of its bill.

To answer the mournful appeal. covers a pert and shallow mind ; which, vain

Of it colleris, from hour to hour, of the first smatterings of knowledge, pre- The honey of the opening flower ;

These beams, that so bright thro' my casement appears sumes to make light of what the rest of man- And when fatigned, it finds repose

To far distant scenes they extend ; kind revere. At the same time, you are not Amid the fragrance of the rose.

Illumine the dwellings of those that are dear, to imagine, that when exhorted to be religious, But oft it leaves this dainty fare,

And sleep on the grave of a friend. you are called upon to become more formal

And fluttering, treads the liquid air ; and solemon in your manners, than others of the

Suspended thus, it now inhales

Then still must I love thee, mild queen of the night same years ; or to erect yourselves into su

The fragrance of the vernal gales.

Since feeling and fancy agree percilious reprovers of those around you. The

So quick and sudden moves its wing,

To make thee a source of unfailing delight, spirit of true religion breathes gentleness and

We scarce can see the airy thing.

A friend and a solace to me. affability. It gives a native unaffected ease

So soon its fight, our anxious gaze to the behaviour. It is social, kind, and cheerful; far removed from that illiberal supersti. Now scarce can trace its various ways,

TURNS OF FORTUNE. While now it seems, to human glance, tion which clouds the brow, sharpens the temper, dejects the spirit, and teaches men to fit Suspended in the wide expanse.

A man bare of cash, and deserted by hope, themselves for another world, by neglecting

To end all his woes had recourse to a rope ; the concerns of this. Let your religion, on When “ chill November's surly blast"

But while he was fixing the halter, he found the contrary, connect preparations for beaven Proclaims the end of Summer past,

A hoard of rich treasure concealed in the ground : with an honourable discharge of the duties of

And Winter, with his icy chains,

New plans he perceiv'd in his bosom to rise ; active life. Of such religion discover, on every

O'er the wide waste, tempestuous reigns, The halter he dropp'd, and made off with the prize. proper occasion, that you are not ashamed;

Then, then this little songster flies,

The miser, when scarcely the other had gone, ostentation but avoid making any unnecessary

Far from our rude inclement skies,

Came to search for the treasure, but found there was of it before the world.

And, poised on airy wing, it finds
Protection from our blust’ring winds.

So the wretch, after standing some moments aghast,
ANECDOTE.
It seeks a recess, where the storm

Put his neck in the balter and soon breath'd his last. When Dr. Shebbeare stood in the pillory

No more shall low'r around its form,

*********************************** in London for writing a libel, the weather

'And like the Swallow, finds repose

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR proving rainy, a porter was employed to hold Till Spring once more its charms disclose.

JOHN PARK, an umbrella over him. The man afterwards applied for pay, and was presented with a shil

But when the vernal breeze again

BY MUNROE, FRANCIS AND PARKER, ling. This sum he thought inadequate, and

Is heard in whispers o'er the plain,
The Doctor observed, “You

NO. 4 CORNUILL, pleaded for more.

And wide extended meads are seen, stood but one hour, sir, and surely I have paid

Orice three dollars per annum, half in advance.

Arrayed in Nature's loveliest green ; enough." 'Tis enough for the work, I

New subscribers may be supplied with preceding waris

none :

DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.

VOL. I.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1814.

NO. XLIX.

FOR

THE

BOSTOX SPECTATOR.

set

POLITICAL.

ers, than to the English ; but with all their ha- Such questions must occur, before we can tred, even if they could flatter themselves with be in danger of any civil commotion, from

an easy conquest, they would not leave their the efforts of those who live among us and · NO DANGER OF CIVIL COMMOTION.

own country to the unmolested possession of must ever share our happiness, or misery. On

the British nor to the devastation of their own this score, therefore, we discover no cause of So far as we are able to learn the predom- slaves, for the sake of compelling us to com- anxiety inant sentiment of the people in this part of bat a foreign nation against our interes:s and We have, it is true, in our very bosoms, a the country, there is much more of impatience inclination, were it practicable.

nest of vipers, who are sucking the blood of to realize the happy consequences, expected “ But we are a divided people ; there is a the people, and fatten upon the distresses of from the approaching convention, than of alarm, considerable party among us, who are devoted their fellow citizens--the pensioners of the lest it should Icad to any thing that might oc- to the administration and its measures. Gov- | administratio: and plunderers of the people. casion regret. But as the threats of southern ernment will have their aid, in support of its These are the men who are writing in slavish democrats are circulated in the servile prints mandates. We shall have neighbour arrayed journals ; who would still push us on in our of the party among us, and some honest pec- against neighbour, brother against brother, downhill course, and who denounce every atple, for ought we know, may fear that our do- father against son. By destroying one anoth-tempt at self-preservation, as the blackest of mestick tranquillity is about to be exposed, er, we shall prostrate our own strength, and crimes. But they are few, and they are imto such, if this ever reaches such, we would become a ready prey to any invader.'

potent : : and what is more, their interest to offer a few remarks.

If a civil war were to happen between the hold us in slavery 10 their employers will soon From what quarter can we expect danger minions of southern despotism, among us, and vanish! The wages of these hirelings are or difficulty ?

the advocates of our constitutional rights, the now distributed with a failing hand ; the inev.. Supposing the federal government subsists former must of course be the assailants. The itable bankkaptcy to which the general gova long enough to keep up the form of war, next friends of New England freedom and prosper. ernment is speedily approaching, will leave its summer, (which is doubtful,) and the eastern ity have no hostile views towards any human pensioners to the common doom of private citstates be HAPPILY RELIEVED FROM THIS CA- being or party. Now the voluntary, unneces- izens. Ask the officers and agents of the fedLAMITY— which is now the wish of every man sary risk of life is a step in which few men eral government how they find the treasury, who is not ready to see our whole communi. will. rashly engage. Before our Madisonians and you will discover that the streams which ty involved in poverty aad distress-what can would take the field, against their fellow states- | supply the zeal of our pretended patriots alour apostate rulers do, that should give us any men and kindred, they would certainly inquire ready run low. They will not fight for those anxiety? Congressional anathemas, Presiden- what was the object of those, whom they pro- who cannot pay them ; they will cease in optial proclamations, might assail us ; but they posed to assail ; and they would find that pose the friends of the people, when they are as harmless as the praitle of our children. - The object of the Hartford convention cease to have a prospect of reward. They will, break no bones. nor spill a drop of is not to gain advantages for any party or No-let us have peace with all the worid blood. Jf not, re-printed in our newspapermen, but to avert the impending ruin of the abroad; New England and whatever port for publick amusement, the knowledge of their whole community. The respectable characters , tion of li uvitn itay choca i pursue rise existence will not reach the people.

who compose that body are not convoked to path of their own prosperity ; in obeying this But shall we not have a civil war? Will act for federalists, and against democrats, but first and most imperious diciate of nature, they not government sendi armies among us, 10 for a large section of the country, borne down may go on with confidence ; " there are none impress us into their cause, or cut our throats? beyond endurance, lately the fairest part of to make us afraid.”

If they cannot send any force 10 expel the the Union, flourishing and happy :-now enBritish, who are in possession of a large por dangered, harassed, impoverished, and at last SUPPOSE THE WAR IN EUROPE 18 tjon of our territory, how can they send a force left to contend with one of the most powerful

RENEWED. to crush the whole population of these north.. nations on the globe, not only unaided, but op- It is most probable the deliberations of the ern states? Will the advocates of our rulers pressed by our own rulers, and spunged of the grand Congress in Vienna will result in the say, they have had the power to protect us, very means of subsistence, when the utmost of establishment of a general continental Peace. and have neglected us, from choice? We pre- our whole resources would but ill capacitate us Should it happen ogherwise, no doubt our govsume not. They have no army at conimand, for the struggle they command us to sustain. / ernment will consider it an inducement to to disturb our peace ; their exchequer-bill If their attention be turned to peace, or, what continue the war, for it seems to be their des bank, if it pass, will never enable them to raise is the same thing, local neutrality, and they tiny, ur rather ideir policy, to choose that

A conclusive proof that the military l'e- can effect it, it will not be a peace for federal which is most opposite io the true inierests of sources of the general government, as such, ists alone. Democrats will equally share in our country. The advantage of being neutials are exhausicd is its entreaties that the indi

this most desirable of all publick blessings. when Europe is involved in hostilities, was vidual states take upon themselves their own When it becomes a question of forcible op- amply cxperienced by the United States, in defence. Wliat state, if a summer's campaigo position to the plan and measures of the Con- the days of their highest prosperity ;. the inof foreign war be commenced, can possibly vention, shall we find any among us who will calculable loss we sustamed by adopting Bondvoluntcer the subjugation of New England ? draw the sword and hazard their lives, that paric's “ continental system,” which was to What state will not rather necd assistance to they may still be deprived of their counmerce maintain her own security ? We have seen a and hallval occupations ; that they may be ceivede; but this we know; it gave a How to few British troops advance to Washington; the dragged into the field to maintain a contest in our national happiness, from which this age only resistance they met with, was froin Balti- which we have no interest ; that they may be will never recover. If our government wouja moreans. Two or three ships visited Alexan

taxed in the bread they put in their mouths dria-they disposed of that city at pleasure, and the garment which shields them from the

restore us to peace, and in case of a European

war, as in the administration of flashington, and the mighty state of Virginia, durst not, or cold? Will they draw the sword, for the observe a strict, honourable noutraliye would not move a finger for the safety of its privilege of being kept in constant alarm, might do much towards recognizing our focinhabitants. Ballimore was threatened. Four perhaps of seeing our towns laid in ruins and mer channels of intercourse with the worl. thousand troops were ordered for its defence, from Pennsylvania. If common sense did not cvish succeed, would they wish, after seriously ing our sonsequence aniong nations ; some

a teach us, experience has proved, that whilst examining the subject, io defeat the purposes thing towards discharging the montCOUSthe war lasts, every Atlantick state will have

of the Convention, when it must be certain, debts Mx Madison has accumulated ; rcdcom ample cmployment for all its physical force.

that if it results in any good to those who fa- our national credit, and find profitable employ" We fully believe, and that from their own re- vour it, the benefit of their labours will be dif- ment for the characteristick activity and copeated declarations, that the southern M..diso- fused alike, anong every class and descripțion terprize of our citizens. nians, feel more hostile, co the New England, of citizens ?

But if a continental war should be a un

one.

ex

again, particularly if Great Britain be a party The rigorous administration of Ferdinand brilliant natural capacity, to some other quarin the contest, it will be found that the hopes had not yet established tranquillity in Spain : ter, where his minority might be advantaof our administration will revive. They will on the contrary, it seems that the spirit of dis-geously devoted to letters. New-England, court the favour of her enemies, and the ab- affection increases. A considerable insurrec- from several considerations of convenience, surd, and untenable doctrines which our Ex. lion had taken place in Navarre, headed by was preferred to Europe, and at the age of ecutive has recently abandoned,will be resumed. General Mina. The vice-roy, Ezpeleta, has fourteen, Charles was sent to this town, and

We trust it may be the will of Heaven, lhat been ordered to proceed against him, with all placed under the immediate care of an the world shall have a respite from slaughter, the troops of the line of Navarre and the cellent and accomplished scholar, to be preand that the incurable foliy of our rulers will neighbouring provinccs.

pared for the University. not have this templation to debar us from the The meeting of Parliament was fixed for Possessing in a high degree that precocity blessings and advantages of peace. But in But in the 8th of November.

of intellect, which is not unfrequent among case they are brought to the trial, we rely on Sir E. Pakenham was to sail immediately the natives of the south, he made rapid progthe firmness of the popular will, at least in for America, to assume the command of the ress in all his exercises ; and at sixteen enthis section of the country, to persevere in its late Gen. Ross. It is said that Sir George tered College, not only well prepared in all desire and determination to see this fruitless, | Prévost is ordered home. Eight hundred the requisite qualifications, but improved by desperate contest closed, and our tranquillity British sailors were impressed in the Thames, miscellaneous reading, and enjoying the adand security speedily re-established.

about the middle of October, for the purpose vantage of having anticipated most of the clasof manning a number of sloops of war, to sical studies of his Freshman year. This gave

cruise for American privateers, in their seas. him much Icisure for amusement, the first GENERAL REGISTER.

The London papers contain official accounts danger that beset him ; for without losing his

of the capture of Washington, and of the fail- ambition for literary reputation, but little apBOSTON, SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 1814. ure of the attack on Bal.imore. Troops con- plication was necessary, for the present, in or

tinued to assemble at several ports, and em- der to acquit himself with honour ; and there FOREIGN. The schooner Chauncey arrive

bark for America ; 3000 were ready, at Ports-were not wanting those, who could readily ed at New York, last week, on Friday, from mouth.

suggest diversions to occupy his hours, not Ostend, which she left on the evening of the An English paper of Oct. 27th states that necessarily devoted to study. Ist of November, with despatches from our the night previous, Despatches for North The solicitude of his parents, during the two ministers at Ghent to government.

America were sent from the Secretary of years of his preparation, had been relieved by The representatives of the several powers

States' office co Portsmouth, to be forwarded frequent letters from his tutor, commending of Europe assembled at Vienna, on the first without delay.

in the warmest terms of approbation, his asof October, and the congress was opened in

American Negotiation. It is unnccessary to siduity, his talents, and the regularity of his due form, when the several parties, to use the repeat the speculations with which newspapers department. The fondest hopes of the father language of their official declaration, having and letters are filled on this subject. The were gratified, and, both as a token of his satmaturely reflected upon the situation, in which simple fact appears to be, that the respective is faction, and in order that Charles might they find themselves, and upon the duties

ministers remained at Ghent, with little to do support that respectability which is every which are imposed upon them, conceive that but to amuse themselves, exhibiting mutually, where attached to affluence, he placed at his they cannot better perform them than by es

the common offices of civility, waiting for Mr. control twice the amounts of his indispensable tablishing, furthwith, free and confideniial com

Madison's instructions, which before this time quarterly expenses. The openness and genmunications between the plenipotentiaries of they have probably received.

erosity of his disposition, his social and convir: all the powers.” The general meeting was DOMESTICK: The Hon. ELBRIDGE

ial turn of mind, were already known ; and no therefore adjourned, on the 8th of October 10 GERRY, Vice President of the United States,

sooner was it ascertained that he was indulthe 1st of November, that all questions in which expired suddenly at Washington, on the 238 ged with a very liberal allowance of cash,

then he was solicited to make one in every the whole body had not a comhiop interest, of Nov. and was interred on the day following: might be discussed by the respective partics, We have nothing new from the enemy, nor

party of pleasure. Charles was, for some immediately concerned. our own army, since our last.

time, select in his associates ; he neither rode Nothing could be more natural than such a CONGRESS. The National Bank was the out, nor visited the metropolis but with those, course ; yet the adjournment gave rise to in- principal subject of debate, in the house, last who, like himself, could take such relaxation numerable conjectures, unsupported by any week. Tlie bill was committed to a select

without sacrificing their literary distinction. thing that appears in the Declaration. Among committee, on Friday the 25th. On the same

But it was his misfortune to be able always to

take the lead in this yet innocent kind of disthe rest, the most interesting, were there any i day, the consideration of the Tax bill was retruth in it, which we disbelieve, was a report

sipation, which procured him a degree of obsuined. that a rupture had taken place between France Mr. Giles's Conscript bill, passed in the sequiousness from his fellow students, flatter

ing to the mind of an inexperienced youth. and England, and that an army of 80,000 men,

Senate on the 22d, 19 to 12 ! ! to be placed under the command of Lord Mr. Gaillard of South Carolina has been the consequence he had already obtained by Wellington, was ordered to Belgium--and that chosen President pro tempore of the Senate.

his merit, was increased by his disinterestedthe popular voice in France was" War with

ness in contributing frcely to the amusements England or a New Revolution." None of

of his friends ; and he now began to be court.

LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. the papers contain any information to render

ed by a selfishness which he was too noble to such rumours plausible.

suspect, and to be lured by a kind of populari. The news from America down to the re

ty, which, had he not mistaken, he would have

THE CONFIDANT, No. XV. pulse of the British at Baltimore, the capture

despised. He did not yet wholly neglect his

CHARLES DECADENCE was the of their feet in Lake Champlain, and the re

son of a studies, but inattention had reduced his standtreat of their army from Plattsburg had reach

very wealthy and respectable Virginian plan- | ing to the level of common abiliiies. He ed England, and given the opposition fine

ter, residing in the interior of that state. If it merely passed without censure, in bis class ; scope for invective against the ministry.

be true that the importance of moral habils but in his diversions, profusion gave him eclat. A Ghent paper of Oct. 21. says that “ Swedervalued in that part of our country, it was

and religious impressions are generally un- Charles now found his allowance uncqual den has peremptorily refused to give up Swe

to his disbursements, and wi'ole to his father, dish Pomerania, until she is indemnified for not the caso in this worthy family. In the in- that, to move in tic space of

young gentlemen fancy of the expenses of the war against Norway; imbued with principles of honour, but with request was granted, though with the expres

young Charles, his mind was not only of fortune, his funds must be increased The which the King of Denmark has not been able

reverence for virtue ; and, while a tutor was to effect, agreeably to the treaty of Kiel.

sion of a serious hope that he would manage

with discretion. A Vienna article of Oct. i4th states that l'employed in the house to initiate him in " although the Congress is not to open till

the first branches of useful knowledge, his The prodigality, which he now displayed, the 1st of October, there are every day confer parents spared no pains in encouraging his attracted the attention of the college authority ences between the different plenipotentiaries naturally amiable disposition, and in discoun- He was privately aclmonished of his danger, of the allied powers.”

tenancing the least appearance of a vicious which for a few weeks checked his career'; The « Chronicle of the Congress" of Oct. or unmanly propensity.

but the accomplishment of the regular exer16 says—“ We learn that already, the greater that commonwealth, as afford the means of mind was unbent, and incapable of its former

The want of such literary institutions, in cises now required assiduity and labour bis part of the concerns of the North of Europe | acquiring a liberal education in the arts and application. When found among his old com. are scttled. . The South demands, for certain sciences, rendered it necessary to send the rades, he was hailed with applause, and pressed reasons, greater deliberation."

youth, who had given sufficient evidence of a with solicitations. He could neither quit

FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

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