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Our ministers object to this the British , arise, which did not appear to exist at September to repair to Norway, and Prince then require of them is to bring forward, in the Ghent.

Christian is to return to Denmark in an Enform of articles or otherwise, as they may

INDIAN LANDS.

glish frigate. prefer, those specifick propositions, upon PERHAPS it will be gratifying to some that the The commerce of the Baltick is again proswhich they are empowered to sign a treaty of English have receded from their sine qua non, ecuted with great activity ; 1166 vessels pas. peace between the two countries.” This last and agree that we shall have the right of pos. sed through the Sound, in the month of Sept. request is dated on the 31st of October, and sessing ourselves of Indian lands " by conquest

Austria has ceded all the country between here the correspondence closes.

or by purchase.” For ourselves we sincerely the Mincio and the frontiers of Piedmont, to How mortifying must it be-how disgrace. I regret it. It leaves an important point to be the Grand Duke of Tuscany, who is to assume ful to our rulers, who waged war against seitled among ourselves, which we had hoped the title of King of Lombardy. Great Britain, for the avowed purpose of con- to see determined, by a treaty with a foreign On the 5th of September a cloud exploded quest, that, after prosecuting hostilities with country. We must not have new states form

over Agen, in France, with a noise resembling their utmost vigour between two and three ecl in the western wilderness, to hold New. continued thunder, succeeded by a large shovyears, a proposition that each party shall hold England, and indeed all the Atlantick states, er of stones. They have been examined and their conquests is objectionable on our part ! in perpetual vassalage. It leaves business for found to reseinble others which have frequent. It is not a colony of the United States, remote the Hartford Convention, which we had fat- 1 ly fallen from the clouds, except their being from the body of the nation, and difficult to tered ourselves could have been transacted at / of a clearer grey. defend, that the English have conquered, and Ghent. In every point of view, it is desirable DOMESTICK. Since the Canada side of hold in possession ; it is an integral part of that the Indian lands should remain untouch-| Niagara was abandoned by our army, Gener. the Union-an important, valuable tract of ed. If we conquer them, it must be at the al McArthur, with a few troops, has made a country ; taken by about two thousand troops, expense of war, of which, states, that would be Lplundering incursion of a few miles, in which and kept, we must presume, in spite of all injured by its success, would bear the princi. he burnt three mills and took 300 embodied Mr. Madison can do, by a few hundred !-a pal burden. If obtained by purchase, it must militia prisoners. They have been paroled. few hundred men, three thousand miles from be with funds from the national treasury, de- Nov. 24. One hundred troops left Plaitstheir native country, occupying a portion of rived principally from states that would be in-burgh for Chazy ; and two hundred have the United States, and our ministers seeming jured by an addition of territory to the Union. | marched for Sackett's harbour. to confess to the world our government's in. If acquired in either of these ways, it must be General Jackson has issued a proclamation capacity to drive a small garrison from Cas. for the purpose of creating new states, as aus- to the free negroes and mulattoes, in New tine, from their very objection to the princi. iliaries to Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Ten- Orleans, calling on them to eulist in the serple of uti possidetis ! This is a dose for the nessee, to rivet upon us our present political vice of the United States, and to receive the friends of our administration, if there be real- | degradation. In this section of the Union, same bounty and pay as is given to the whites. ly any such, which we should suppose would though comparatively abounding in population, [Exchequer bills, sinking in value like French cover them with shame.

we want liberty,more than we want land. , We assignats.

rs already, and while we Nov. 23. Thirty American deserters ar. But we, FEDERALISTS, who have nothing to have too many masters already, and while we do with the wicked origin and disgraceful man are able, must recover the privilege of having rived at Montreal. agement of this war, we, like the rest of the | a voice in our own destinies.

BENJAMIN WEST, Esq. has been elected, by world, are but spectators of the disgrace 10

an assembly from 24 towns in Cheshire Counwhich a wretched faction have exposed them

ty, Newhampshire, as their delegate to the

GENERAL REGISTER. selves. We can justly reproach our own gov

Hartford Convention.

CONGRESS. Our most important intelliernment, as having produced by its folly and

BOSTON, SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 1814. incapacity every obs:acle, that has appeared to

gence is from Congress. On the 27th of Nothe immediate restoration of peace on such

vember, Mr. Dallas, Secretary of the Treasu

FOREIGN. There are no later advices de sent a letter to the select committee to terms as the whole country would approve. The proposal to constitute the Indians, an in

from Europe than those received by the whom the project of a national bank was re

Chauncey, of which we have already given the dependent barrier belween the territories of

ferred, in which the most gloomy predictions the two nations arose from the pitiful attempt prominent particulars.

that have any where appeared, as to the state

The entry of the Emperour Alexander intol of the national finances and credit are fully to make a conquest of Canada. And now, the objection to a treaty, confirining to each power

Vienna, on the 24th of September was un- verified. He states that on coming into that

commonly magnificent. He was inet by il office, be found the « Treasury suffering unwhatever it may have in possession, at the

large cavalcade, in which were the Emperour time the treaty is signed, arises from the ina

der every kind of einbarrassinent-demands | Francis, King of Prussia, King of Bavaria, upon the government to a very great amount, bility of our government to retake the town of

Prince Eugene Beauharnois, Prince Royal of while the means to satisfy them were comCastine ! But let it be observed, there does not yet

Bavaria, Prince Swartzenburg, and many other paratively small. These means consisted of the

German Princes and noblemen, foreign am- | fragment of an authority to borrow moncy, appear any formidable obstacle to a successful negotiation, if an accommodation on our part

bassadors, and gentlemen of dis inction from when nobody wis disposed to lend, and to is. were sincerely desired.

every nation in Europe ; and on arriving in The British have only

sue Treasury nole3, which none but necessisaid they “ were willing" to adopt the princi

the city he was every where received with the tous creditors, or contractor's in distress, &c. ple of a uti possidetis" as a basis of a treaty.

most arderit proofs of regard and adıniration, seemned willing to accept-Op bank credits, They have not said it must be admitted. On by the inhabitants.

scattered through the Union, but principally the contrary, when our minister's declared

It is reported that the Archduke Charles is where the banks had stopped payment in spe. positively that they could hear no such condi

lid soon to marry the Princess Oldenburg, sister ciemand of the current supply of inoney from

| of the Emperour Alexander. tion, they wished to be informed on what

imposts, internal duties, and the sales of pub

On the 6th of October a grand festival took ground we would treat ; implying clearly, that

lick land, which would not even provide for the refusal of this proposition did not defeat

place in the Augustin, to celebrate the peace, the dividends on the funded debt.

and in honour of the Austrian veterans, attendthe object of the negotiation.

He states that the act authorizing the receipt ed by all the august sovereigns, the Princes, of Treasury notes, in payment of subscriptions Our hopes would therefore be sanguine, were we not persuaded that Mr. Madison's

and their numerous suites, in Vienna. The to a publick loan, was passed too late to prominstructions of last October were such, as will

ceremonies consisted of processions, races, ise relief that " a large amount of Trearaise the tone of our ministers. What they were,

gymnastick exercises, banquetting, fire works, sury notes had already been dishonoured ; and

and a superb illumination, which displayed that the hope of preventing further injury and we know not ; but that they will prevent

80,000 lamps. peace may be inferred from several circum

reproach, in transacting the business of the

A military force has entered Cadiz, to comstances, which we have noticed in former pa

Treasury, was too visionary to afford a momand a contribution of a million of dollars, forment's consolation ! !”—That " pudlick opinpers ; and we are confirmed in this belief,

the purpose of an expedition, destined for ion, manifested in every form, and in every from observing that the Intelligencer, contain: ing these documents, which the whole country South America.

direction, hardly permitted him, at the present will consider as of a promising and encourag

The English ambassador at Mairid has suc- l juncture, to speak of the existence of publick

ceeded in postponing at least for some months, credit.” ing character, checks any expectation of a

He supposes that government, by a the execution of the order prohibiting the in- great exertion, might fini lize means of sus pacifick result. This cannot be from the im

troduction of English woolen and cotton goods. 1 plying its present wants-- But" continues port of the despatches. It must be either dictated by Mr. Madison, or by the conscious.

Tranquillity is perfectly restored in Norway.he, " when the wants of to-day are supplied,

The Prince royal of Sweden, and the duke of what is the new expedient that shall suppiy ness of the Editor, that other difficulties would

10. Sudermania left Gottenburgh, on the 25th of the wants of tomorrow ?"

On the reading of this thundering annuncia- , and one day, when I was upon the point of with my fair widow, because I thought she tion of ruin, Congress stood petrified-and the making serious proposals, and, as preparatory | had concealed this circumstance from me, in first effect was to give up the project of their to it, had intimated the pleasures of love and order to take me in. Here also I made some paper bank. They have done nothing else of the married state, she, very inopportunely as severe reflections upon those jealous and sorconsequence. I thought, repeated from Pope :

did husbands, who, if they do not require that For the Import of the Despatches from

their wives should expire on the same funerGhent, see our political article “Ghent Nego Love free as air at sight of human ties

al pile, pr be shut up in the tomb with them,

Spreads his broad wings, and in a moment flies. tiation.”

yet manage their concerns, as if they would deIn the last “ CONFIDANT'', for department, read Such a libertine, sentiment as this, treasured

prive them of all comfort and happiness after deportment ;-for, space of a very young gentlemar, read up in the mind of a young lady, I thought ar

they were gone. The lady in question, howsphere of a young gentleman. gued dangerous desires and inclinations. I

ever, had the good fortune or good inanage

ment to break the will, and secure the estate did not delay to make my valedictory bow LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. here, and applauded my own discretion in

to her own use forever ; and very soon after I

| left her, my officious friend mairied her himFOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR. breaking off a connexion with a woman of such

self, and enjoyed the fortune with her.. THE WRITER, No. XXX. loose principles. But, if I had not been hurri.

I had now passed thirty, and, as I grew olded away by my fears, a little time and expeI have already informed my readers that rience would have proved them groundless ;

er, my caution increased ; and yet I was aware I was a bachelor; but have not yet told them

from ihe mistakes. I had already made, and by what misfortunes I have so long remained

for the lady has long since permitted her love
to be bound by human ties, and has worn the

| the disappointments I had met with, that I one. The history of my life and amours will chains of wedlock with honour to herself, and

must be less scrupulous in the choice of a convince the world that I have no: been invery mucb to the pride and credit of a happy

wife, or be constrained to travel the dreary different to hymeneal honours ; but that sev. husband.

and vacant road of life without one. I thereeral untoward events, which frequently orcur

I next paid my addresses to a young lady of

fore drew up a list of females, out of which I in the vicissitudes of human life, and perhaps accomplishments, who prided herself in being

was resolved to take one “ for better for some fastidious notions of my own, have hith

worse.” My plan was to visit them successivethe first to appear in any new and fashionable erto tiwarted my desires, and kept me shut dress ; and she was generally so much in ad

ly, and, as I discovered a fault, dash her name out from the pale of matrimony. 'vance of the rest of her companions in this

from the list, and hold to the last that remainAs I had always a high opinion of the pleas. respect, as very often to be thought out of

ed. But when I once began to dash, I found ures of a married life, I considered it of the

there was no ending. My list consisted of utmost importance, in selecting a companion, to

fashion because none of the rest had got into
it. Going to wait upon her one evening to a

fifteen respectable names, but, in less than as make a prudent choice. I remembered that

many weeks, they were all crossed off. Still, be| party, I was very much surprized to observe “Of earthly things the best is a good wife

ing resolute, I made out another list of twenty; an unusual increase of size about her waist, “ A bad, the bitterest curse of human life ;"

but being so imprudent as to show it to one of and which was more apparent as she sat down.

my brother bachelors, who unfortunately had and as I knew there were some unhappy mar- I was extremely troubled and mortified the

not so high an opinion of the sex nor of the riages in the world, I was disposed to impute whole evening at this glaring deformity, and

marriage state as myself, he very unfeelingly

drew a pen across the whole list at once, and! of penetration, in the man,to discover the faults and unconcern, she withstood the accusing glances, which her unhappy and shainotul sit

dashed them all out together. of his mistress, or want of resolution to over

I could not

but coinpare him in this act of barbarity to come his partiality towards her, when these uation drew upon her. The next day I wrole

Nero, who wished that all mankind had but faults were no longer concealed. I was there. to her, that I had no farther pretension to her

one head on their shoulders, that he might fore determined to be wise ; and the moment farours ; and as she had too much pride to

strike it off at a single blow. And I verily I began to value myself for my foresight and seek or make any explanation, the connexion

| believe, if I had presented him with a univer. precaution, I found I should have fuit employhere closed forever. I was so anxious to

sal catalogue of women, he would, with the ment for these sage qualities. And, as every l'avoid the scandal and raillery, which would

same sang froid, have crossed out the whole virtue in its extreme is said to approximate to fall to my share from the faulty of one whom

sex. some kindred vice, my precaution became | I had distinguished by my particular atten.

My whims began now to be known, and my unwarrantable suspicion, and my foresight was jions, that I immediatcly set off upon a jour.

company was rather shunned than courted by only employed to spy out faults or magnify ney to a distant part of the country, where I

I the ladies. If I attempted to associate with slight imperfections. remained nearly two years. When I returned,

the young ones, they called me an old bachelThe first young lady, upon whom my affec. I found that every female I met was in the

or ; and if I visited those who were a little tions were placed, I believe now, was, in all same situation, which had so alarmed me in

more advanced, they would ask me, in derirespects, amiable and innocent ; she was cer. my intended spouse. If my readers remem

sion, if they were or my list? In short, I, who tainly handsome and very engaging, and, had her my age, they will readily judge that this

1s had always considered that almost every wonoi my chimerical notions of getting a fault. I period of my history was about thirty years

man would have thought herself honoured by less wife led me to conjecture faults where ago, when it was the fashion to wear hoops,

| my hand, could now find no one willing to acthere were none, I believe I should have been and that what I had mistaken as certain dis.

cept it. And I have been laught, when it is very happy in marrying her. She had a fine grace, my mistress expected would add to her

too late, that slighted joys will be revenged blooming complexion, and one day, as I acci- credit : and in fact she not a little increased |

upon the head of the offender; and that he who dentally called at her house, I surprized her her fashionable fame, by being the first to lead

hopes for the virtuous and lasting pleasures of running up to her toilet chamber with a cup of out in a hoop petuicoat. I was now sensible

| love, must not put on an armour which will red paint in her hand; my suspicion's imine. 1 of my error, and would have been glad to be

wholly resist bis sbafis, nor be too sharp-sightdiately conceived it to be rouge, and concluded reinstated in her favour ; but she was engag

ed, when he would sacrifice to that Deity, who that the beautiful glow on her cheeks was noted to a gentleman, who soon afterwards receiv.

is always represented blind. natural. I soon left her, as it would have been cd her hand, and has ever since been very imprudent to marry a girl who painted. I found, | happy in his choice. however, when it was too late, that she only I next courted a young widow, and although MATHEMATICAL REASONING. painted Aowers : and that what had so offended she was handsome herseif, yet I must confess NOTHING is less applicable to the conduct and alarmed me, was only some vermilion, that a very handsome fortune, left by her first of life than mathematical reasoning : a propowhich was to be innocently applied in colour

husband, was among the number of her charms, sition in figures is either decidedly false or ing a rose.

and had no inconsiderable influence to induce true ; in all other relations the true mixes itIt was not long before I became attached the desire of possessing them all. I was in self with the false in such a manner, that often to a second person, who was equally beauti. the high road of success, when one of my instinct alone can make us decide between ful with the first, but who had a different taste

friends hinted to me, that if I only wanted a different motives, which are sometimes equally for amusement As one had a turn for paint

wife, I'might be happy, but I should be dis-/ powerful on either side The study of the ing, the other had as great a passion for por.

appointed if I expected a fortune ; for that mathematicks, accustoming us to certainty, try; and what is singular, these innocent and Brama, the first husband of my wilow, had | irritates us against all opin elegant refinements were each the occasion teft her his property only during her widow- our own ; while that which is most important of losing them a lover. My new acquaint hood, and that, by his will, the whole of his es to our conduct in this world is to understand ance, as she thought me rather pleased with,

tate, upon her second marriage, would pass to our fellow creatures, that is to say, to'com. than opposed to poctry, was often repenting the heirs at law. I was not pleased at the idea prehend all that induces them to think or 10 some favourite couplets from the best authors; i of losing a fortuoc, and more out of temper | feel differently from ourselves. The mathe

COMMUNICATION.

maticks lead as to take no account of any | usual, without inconvenience, and could per- ! Oh! interweave your branches round yon tomb, thing that is not proved; while primitive : ceive no further derangement in the digestive . And with united sweets embalm the air, Truths, those which are seized by feeling and functions," The same experinient was made | For innocenre, and truth, and beauty's bloom, genius, are not susceptible of demonstration. with corrosive sublimate of mercury, with the

All that the poet lor'd is buried zbero. The mathematicks, subjecting every thing same result. As we have hitherto been unacto calculation, inspire too much reverence for i quainted with any article capable of rendering force; anel that sublime energy which ac- l the mineral poisons inert, the communica

THE FAIR PENITENT, counts obstacles as nothing, and delights itself tion of Mr. Bertrand of the result of his ex

From “ Tuz POWER OF SOLITUDE," BY JUDGE STORT in sacrifices, does not easily harmoniz: with periments is of vast importance. the mode of reasoning, which is developed by

We have thought this paragraph from | Tae loveliest maid, whose native virtues flow algebraick combinations.

a lale London paper worth copying, for the Chaste as the airy web of printless snow, It seems to me, then, that for the advantage discovery is interesting, and countenanced by Whose modest beauty shines in radiant youth of morality as well as that of the understand. the well known chymical effect of charcoal

The spotless image of ingenuous truth, ing, the study of the mati ematicks should be I on metallick oxydes, in coninion experiments. | If chance betray'd by falsehood's siren wiles faken, in its course, as a part of complete in It is not any noxious quality in the simple met

What time gay hope is trick'd in frolick smiles, struction, but not to form the basis of educa | al that renders the metallick oxydes deleteri.

In luckless moment yield her tender heart Ition, and consequently, the determining prin- ! ous ; it is the chymical action of their oxygen

To passion's riot and the force of art ; ciple of the character of the mind. De Staël. on the animal fibre. From the very strong

Vain are the charms which social life bestow, affinity between charcoal and oxygen, the

To yield a requiem to her wakeful woes ; SCRAP OF VIRGINIAN HISTORY. former has long been used for restoring sev

Since the dread trance, which reason's power decod. VIRGINIA, so named in honour of queen

eral oxydes to the metallick state. The oxy

gen, thus combined with charcoal, is more Elizadophythe virgin queen of England, was

Her honour rifled and her fame destroyed, strongly attracted by it, than it was by the Since treacherous pride insults with bashiful face the oldest sister', among the American colonies; ant she has never been scrupulous in claiming,

metal, and this renders it, when applied to the The belpless victim of his foul disgrace.
animal fibre, comparatively inert.

Though stern remembrance, with relentless powt from her younger sisters, the full amount of

Renew the horrours of that fatal hour, respect and homage that belongs to seniority. The first effective settlement of this o ancient

When life's bright visions by pollution fied, dominion, was in the year 1609 ; thirteen years

NEW MEDICAL WORK.

And virtue sicken'd with the tears she shed; before the settlement of Plymouth, in New

A PHYSICIAS cf this town bas recently completed ! Though evening's tranquil scenes no more delight England. The emigrants came over, not in the translation of Byera's celebrated treatise on human

As when enrob d in nature's careless white, pairs, as the creatures went into the ark, but worms. This work first made its appearance in l'avia, I With sportive step slie tripp'd the verdant heath, without wives or females ; and were mere ad where the author lives.

Or watch'd the sunbeam, as it blush'd in death ; venturers in quest of wealth, who determined,

After it became known in France, it was deemed

Yet shall meek SOLITUDE, with temperate ray, worthy of a translation for the use of the French em. as soon as their fortunes were made, to re

pire'; this version has been well done in Paris by Gild the deep shade, and light the closing dav; turn to England. As this determination, car.

Bartoli and Calvet, doctors of medicine, etc, etc. with Lull the keen grief, her bleeding breast that tore, ried into effect, might have been fatal to the notes and additions, as it comes to us.

And ballow transports slie can ne'er restore. colony, Sir Edward Sandys, in order to at. The book contains 400 pages small 8vo. and is ditach the colonists to the soil, and to prevent vided into four parts. their return, advised the proprietors in Eng

The first gives the natural history of worms ;

ARTHUR O'CONNOR'S DIPLOMA. , The second explains their origin in the human system; land to send them over a cargo of young woThe third describes the different signs of worins,

“ UBIQUE gentium et terrarum, men, and to exchange these necessaries of and the numerous diseases they produce ; and

From Edinburgh to Pandarum ; life for tobacco. This prudent advice was The last division of it treats of the several means From those who have six months of day, followed, and accordingly, in the year 1620, and methods of curing verminous complaints.

Ad caput usque Bonæ Spei; ninety girls were sent to the Virginia planters The work is ornamented and enriched by five plates at one time. A freight of sixty more was

of exquisite workianship, representing the principal And further yet, si forte tendat,

worms, which inhabit our bodies, in their natural state, Ne ignorantiam quis pretendat, sent the next year. At first the value of a

as enlarged by the microscope, and as variously wife was estimated at one hundred and twenty

We Doctors of St. Andrew's meeting, dissected. pounds of tobacco ; but as the sale of this pre- This treatise is greatly superior in point of size and

To all and sundry do send greeting, cious commodity was rapid, the price soon importance to any thing, which has appeared on the Ut omnes habeant compertum, rose to a hundred and fifty pounds.

subject in the English language. It is much needed Per harc presentium nostram chartam ; It would seem that some of the planters in America, and will be given to the publick as soon as

Arthurum O'Connor vocatum, were under the necessity of purchasing their peace shall return, to dissipate our embarrassments

Donaghadee, Irlandiæ natum, and restore to us the use of our navigable waters. wives on credit ; and in order to prevent

Nov. 1814. Who studied stoutly at our college, evasions of payment, which otherwise might

And gave good specimens of knowledge, · probably have happened, especially if they

In multis artibus versatum found themselves cheated in the bargain, the

POETRY.

Nunc factum esse doctoratum.” general assembly enacted, that “ the price of a wife should have the precedence of all other

SELECTBD.

Quoth Preses, strictum post examen, debts, in recovery and payment, because (say

Nunc esto doctor ; we said, Amen.

PARAPHRASE
the assembly) of all kinds of merchandize, ihis
was the most desirable.”
OF SOME LINES BI TRE PERSIAN POET, SADI.

THE DEATH WATCH.
IMPORTANT DISCOVERY. ..
Around the grave of her I still adore

-"A wood worm Mark how the fragrant gale delights to play, By some recent experiments, made by Mr.

That lies in old wood, like a hare in her form:

Forsakes the spicy grove and rosy bower, Bertrand, it appears that charcoal possesses the

With teeth or with claws it will bite or will scratch,

To wave the grass that clothes this hallowed clay. power of counteracting the fatal effects of the

And chamber-maids christen this worm a DEATR WATCS; nineral poisons of the animal body. He enu

Because like a watch it always cries click, • Return a while, fond gale, on balmy wing, merates several experiments to prove this fact,

| Then wo be to those in the house who are sick,

And to the rosy bower my wishes bear ; the third of which was made on himself. “ At !

For sure as a gun, they will gire up the ghost, half past seven in the morning," he states,

Say to each violet that marks the spring

If the maggot cries click, when it scratches the post.** 6 I swallowed, fasting, five grains of arsenick

And every painted tulip blooming there....

************************************ powder, in half a glass of strong mixture of

******************* charcoal ; at a quarter before eight, I perceiv“ Ye fowers, like me, forsake the garden's soil,

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR ed a painful sensation of heat in the stomach,

In-one less rich, but sweeter far, to blow : with great thirst. I then drank another glass There shall no impious hand your beauties spoil,

JOHN PARK, of the mixture of charcoal. At half past nine, Nor autumn's blast, nor chilling winter's snow.

BY MUNROE, FRANCIS AND PARKER, the oppressive pain ceased in the stomach, and was followed by an uneasy sensation in the Sweet peozive Jessamine, if e'er you chose

NO. 4 CORNHILJ.. viscera. Being very thirsty, I drank several To deck an humble spot unknown to fame ;

Price thrre doliurs per annum, half in advance. cups of an infusion of orange flowers, and at 11, And thou of modest blush, fair virgin rose, I was completely well. At noon, I dined as ! If kindred worth and charms thy notice claim; | New subscribers may be supplied with prececisa saber

DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.

VOL. I.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1814.

NO.LI.

CCUMULATED

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POLITICAL.

1 country, by a series of the most ill-judged cession of a large and valuable part of this

measures before they declared war, and by the state would forever be an eye sore to the peoFOR THE BOSTON SPBCTATOR.

grossest mismanagement since, that we are ple of New England, and a loss which this LATED debt. heavy taxes. loss of now absolutely unable to sustain a contest | Commonwealth in particular could never concommerce and the calamities of war heve

with Great Britain, were she ever so exorbi. | template without a wish for its restoration, taught the American people that a bad admin

tant in her demands ; but we do not mean to for the reasons assigned above, we think the istration is a great evil to a nation ; but we say that the people ought yet to reconcile | British government will commute their consuspect the full extent of the evil has never

their minds to every sacrifice that might be re- quest for some boon, not so permanently and yet been realized nor generally contemplated.

quired. Oppressed and exhausted as we are, sensibly injurious to ourselves. Such a hope We believe thousands in the United States

we might yet perhaps make it cost Great we consider rational ; such a hope we flatter deprecated the war, simply on account of the

Britain too much to be unjust, were it her in- ourselves may be safely indulged. distresses it would produce ; and have there

clination. We only mean to say, that if she But there are other reasons, which prevent fore looked forward to the time, when the

should decidedly insist on some degree of in our participating with the publick, in the people should become tired of their sufferings

- demnification for the molestation she has ex seeming general calculation on a speedy Tcand disposed to choose new rulers, who would

perienced, we must judge of its equity ; and commodation. We must remember that give us peace, as to a period; which, excepts

if it appear no more than reasonable, we are should the British government so change or ing our poverty, would restore us to very

bound by every dictate of justice to pay the modify their propositions that every objection much the same situation, we were in, when

forfeit, incurred by the aggression of our ser on our part would be removed, there is anothbad rulers first invaded our prosperity. :

er chance of obstacles ; one which our fellow This was always a very serious misappre- and, our repeated suffrages, we have identified | citizens are singularly disposed to overlook. hension ; and whenever peace may take place, with the nation ; and whose errors or crimes | It is well known that our ministers are inwe shall find that the administration of our cannot be separated from our responsibility. I structed to advance claims. as well as the ernment is not merely a business between our

There is abundant proof that England English. Will they not probably be as exceprulers and ourselves ; but that their miscon

would have gladly avoided a controversy with tionable to Great Britain, as her's have been duct may involve us in calamities, the ter

the United States ; and that, if a conciliatory to our government ? Will our ministers be mination of which will depend no less on the

disposition on her part could have prevented as reply to yield and qualify as she has been ? will of a third party than our own. We shall

hostilities, they would not have existed. She Let it be recollected that Mr. Madison's infind that a bad administration is a greater

was however forced into a defensive war, strucns have been published but in partcurse, or rather a more serious judgment, than

which, besides its provoking character, has that the British ministers had not been able to we have hitherto imagined ; and that it is not

been attended by circumstances of irritation. extort from our's, at the date of the last desalways in the power of a people to decide just | She will wish, by the prosecution of the war to patches, the principles or terins on which how much ponance they will undergo, for give us and the world evidence that she is not they were thorized to insist. This reserve corruption and folly of the nation.

to be wantonly assailed with impunity-yet, looks to us like the harbinger of high deWe sincerely believe that there are very

considering the cver precarious state of Eu mands ; we have good reason to suppose they few individuals in the United States, who do rope, the jealousies and rivalships to which were so originally, and no grounds to imagine not anxiously desire peace, except the hot-bed | she must ever be exposed, she must wish, / they were lowered, when Mr. Madison, on plants of war, who live and flourish in such a that when a treaty of peace with the United publishing the first despatches, found so many state, while others perisb. Yet are there pot | States is established, it may be on such condi- | l'eady to pledge themselves and the whole fed-many who are disposed to say, that if the ' tions, as may lay the foundation of a permanent tions, as may lay the foundation of a permanent eral party to his war. It seems the President

eral party to his w British should demand any thing which it

friendship between the two nations. She could i gave directions to wave, if expedient, the diswould be unpleasant to concede, we had best | not expect this result, if she could, and were | cussion of the doctrine of blockade ; but on the unite to convince them, that though we desire to, extort from us, concessions, which would . other hand, to demand the restitution of the peace, we will make no sacrifices, to obtain it? | materially affect our natural rights or future

property condemned under the orders in counIf this war is unjust, and such we hare er.

prosperity. We do not therefore believe that cil. Nothing is more clear than that, if that er maintained that it was, the principie we

she will insist on any thing, as a sine qua non property is not claimed, it implies a complete have just mentioned, plainly amounts to this

of peace, which the enlightened part of our recognition of the correctness of the Orders in We will select a set of ignorant or abandoned andoved citizens will considerxtravagant.

Council. Though this would amount to no men as our rulers ; they become the regular

The last despatches, as far as we can learn; more than an acknowledgement of the right of ly constituted authorities of the country they

produced a first impression directly the re retaliation, a right claimed by every belliger-represent, and act for the nation. They insult,

verse of the former. Then the prevailingent, yet as it was the professed cause of the provoke, attack and injure a foreign power.

outcry was “ these conditions will never an- war, and our rulers are deeply committed on We are very willing and even desirous our

swer-however disagreeable or disastrous, we the subject, we cannot imagine they will read. publick servants should cease from their out

must unite in opposing such demands. There ily own themselves either wrong or defeated, rages, we are not disposed to aid or encour

will be no peace at present" Vow we find which must be the inference, if the English age them in their inicuitous quarrel : but, if a strong expectation that our minister's will do not restore the property taken under their the power they have assailed and injured de

certainly make a treaty, and not a few believe Orders. They will not disavow the principle, mand any satisfaction ; if it is not ready to

| it will specdily arrive. It is not that the last nor restore the property. pocket the insult, and the wrong, then forsooth

ith I proposition is more agreeable to Massachu This we presume will be one point of colwe say, it shall.or we will fight-uill when ? | setts, than the former. It is incomparabiy lision ; the plan of a treaty, or provincial arti.. -uill this independent power, having as per- worse ; but it has been observed that the cles, or conditions, which our minisiers are fect a right to its tranquillity and security as

British have almost wholly abandoned their now bound in turn to offer, will preselit others. we have to our own, shall agree to endure our

first ground, sine qua non and all-it is sup The privilege of objecting is not exclusively aggressions without daring to demand redress!

posed they will do so again. They will un- | ours, though that seems to be the popular im-To take such ground is assurediy to be as ab

doubtedly modify, and perhaps admii a distinct pression. For ourselves therefore, consider. . surd as our rulers have been impolitick and

substitute for their uti possidetis ; they muy fng the distance of the scene of negotiation, criminal. We may fight till doomsday, in

possibly require nothing but the possession we believe we shall see Lord Hill in some such a cause, and we shall not make it justifia- | of what floating property they have taken, part of the Union, before we shall see a treaty ble ; and unless our enemy be incapacitated though we see no reason yet to cxpect it. of Peace. It is impossible that Mr. Madison to defend her righies and character: we can | They had to before professed to have stated should not foresee the consequences ; but flaiter onrselves with no hope of success.

all the points they were authorized to discuss ; there is one trait in his character, as we bave. It is a question whether our governmeni | How they have ; and we pre: wine they will been informed by the representatives of both.. have not so weakened and impoverished this therefore be found more tcnucious. As the his friends and his foes, which will drive, dudan theless most wickedly profaned ; and neither not triSing, nor are the duties of those to whom I ordinary will probably become a national con- f respect to the laws of the land, a veneration we look for relief, easy to be performed. But cern of moment, hereafter.

blindly to the end of his career, though our | publick, we may confide in the exertions of , injury had been effected ; but we have heard Union be convulsed to its centre-he is deaf I those who are now assembled to attempt this nothing certain. to all counsel, and OBSTINATE TO A PROVERB ; great and laudable purpose. May Heaven | An article from Plattsburgh, dated the 4th sink or swim, with probable success or certain direct and bless their councils.

inst. says the enemy have a force of several ruin before him, it is the same ; he bends not

thousand troops near Chamblee, and are prefrom his purposes.

It is not our purpose to avail ourselves fre. | paring sleighs, buffalo skins, &c. for a winter quently in extracts from our publick journals;

| expedition. No particular object is mentioned. HARTFORD CONVENTION. but we insert the following article, to shew

A cartel arrived at New York last Tuesday This grand object is so far accomplished that the state of New England is well under

from Halifax. She brought home Mr. Mitch. as that our delegates are now in session--the stood by intelligent gentlemen at the south ;

ill, Agent for American prisoners, his wife loud calls of their fellow citizens will find and that Mr. Madison has had ample warning

and family. He was ordered to leave that them business. of the sentiments his administration has pro

place at six days' notice and forbidden to enter If this ruinous war is not speedily closed, duced among us, and of the measures to which

the town. by the federal government, New England his oppression is forcing us. Will he not lis

Mr. Jones, Secretary of the Navy, has relooks to them to save us from destruction to l ten? Will be not believe ?-Then he will

hen he will signed his office. No successor is yet appointed. give us peace. soon find reflection and repentance too late.]

There is no choice of Representative to And should Peace unexpectedly be the re- !

Congress in the sixth eastern district of this

FROM THE (GEORGETOWN] REPUBLICAN. sult of the negotiation al Ghent, the publick

Commonwealth. Col. Conner, the democratvoice in this section of the country demands

We are in daily expectation of hearing the

ick candidate has a plurality of 14 votes, but result of the attack upon New Orleans. Should security against the repetition of past calam

u i there are 50 scattering. ities in a word,the restoration of our sacrificed the enemy succeed, and the negotiations at

The HARTFORD CONVENTIOT was to assemble last rights. Peace or no peace, we must be the Ghent terminate, as we have not a doubt they

Thursday. The full delegation from Massachusetts, abject slaves of a government, over which our

will terminate, Louisiana will be wrested from Connecticut and Rhode Island will be joined by united infuence has no control, until the con

us, and the war states of the west will then Messrs. Weat and O'cott from Cheshire and Grafton

bleed at every pore. It is our deliberate stitution is so changed that we may derive

counties in Newhampsbire, and it is said by others opinion, that the congress of Vienna will

| fvom Verinont. some advantage from representation. Expe

* CONGRESS. A National Bank bill has passed the rience has not only taught us, that our old

eventuate in a merry christmas, for the European

an | Senate, and is now before the House. system was defective in the theoretical sepowers, and the little Island that has restored

The Conscript bill, which has passed the Senate, is curity of our rights, but ruinous in its practi

to them their long lost liberties. The inevitable now under debate in the House. cal operation. It was the principal cause of

consequence will be, a refusal to make peace the American Revolution, that we were sub

with Mr. Madison, unless he agrees to terms, 1 LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. ject to laws, which we had no share in forming.

at which the spirit and honour of the American

people will revolt. We are now the victims of laws, which we

POR TUE BOSTOS SPECTATOR

A further inevitable constrenuously oppose. We are abused and

sequence will be, that brfore the 4th of July! . . THE WRITER, No. XX-XI. mocked with the name of self government,

next, New-England will be enjoying all the The institution of the christian sabbath is while our wishes and our deares: interests are

advantages of peace, while the Western and one of the very important, as well as one of the scoff and sport of insolent masters. Peace

Southern States will be left alone, under the the earliest evidences we have of the truth of might give us a respite from our present in

gallant and skillful chiefs, Madison and Munroe, our holy religion ; and the observation of it, tolerable sufferings ; but it cannot give us se

to fight the British, Spaniards, Indians and the best proof, in a family or nation, that they curity against oppression, in forms as destruc

blacks on the western frontier. These speciie revere their religion, and hold in pious venetive and more dcyrading than war, What, in

lations may appear wild to 6 Hempen, Mooration its ordinances. Without entering into the name of common sense, have we to prize

hawk politicians” like the venerable and meek the inquiry with respect to the physical proin our nominal Independence? Why should

Mr. Barnett, but a very little time will shen priety of alternate rest and labour, and the arwe prefer our present political degradation to

what section of country and sect of politicians propriate convenience of setting apart one das colonial dependence on England, France, or are to be scourged for their sins. The poor

in seven for quiet and repose, I shall confine Turkey ? England's worst assumptions were

Creeks and Canadians will yet see a just myself, in this dissertation, to the divine insti. tender mercies, compared to the tyranny un

providence avenging all their wrongs and tution of the sabbath; and not only offer som der which we now groan. Is this the boasted cruel sufferings.

reasons, why it ought to be seriously and reliprivilege of being the citizens of a free re

giously respected, but give some opinions publick-o remonstrate, plead, and beg in

which may, by some perhaps, be thought si.

GENERAL REGISTER. vain ? To be involved in a war which we ex

perstitious or whimsical, relatire to the evils ecrate-arrested in those occupations by which

which usually follow a violation of it. we subsist-loaded with taxes, until the frui:s

BOSTON, SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 1814. In a religious observance of the first day of of an age of industry and economy are wast

the week we recognize, and celebrate with ing like the dew, and compelled to leave our

FOREIGN. By accounts from Jamaica, devout gratitude, the resurrection of our bles. children a legacy of poverty and emharrass- St. Bart

St. Bartholomews and New Providence it ap. 1 sed Saviour from the dead. And surely so in. ments, to embitter their toil, and defeat their 1 pears unquestionable, that Admiral Cochranc teresting, so glorious and wouderful an event, best exertions? If this is a desirable life, let was assembling all the disposable force in the should occupy our wbole souls, and fill us us quietly go on the course is plain before us. | British West Indies, tu join several thousands with emotions too affecting and sublime 10 If our country embraces, in its extensive | who had arrived there from the Chesapeake, mix with earın

who had arrived there from the Chesapeake, mix with earthly concerns. We read that. sections, interests which are absolutely irre. | in order to proceed against New Orleans. It | early in the morning, the first day of the week, concileable, it is certainly not adapted for a 1 is probable that before this time they have ar- | they came to the sepulchre, and brought street common government, and the sooner each sec. | rived at the place of their destination.

spices. This affectionate offering of the first tion provides a guardian for its own rights, the DOMESTICK. On the 7th of November, disciples to their beloved master was made

even under the melancholy impression that he better. But if, as is the case, there is a mutual General Jackson, commanding an American relation of advantages and benefits, a variety arıny, about 4000 strong, entered the SPANISH

was slumbering in death ; how much more but no incompatibility of interests, let the wise I city, Pensacola, the capital of West Florida! | ought we to repair, on each return of this aus. and virtuous digest such improvements, as The particulars have not yet arrived, but it is

| picious morn, to adore his living and ascended shall diffuse the blessings of self government, reported that the Spaniards, with whom we

inajesty, and to worship in his temple, since if it be not a solecism, through the nation, and are not at war, or rather have not professed

we have the joyful assurance that, 6 where not suffer the jealousy of one part to sacrifice to bc, iade very little resistance. The Na

two or three are gathered together in his the prosperity of another tional Intelligencer suggests that orders have

name, he will be there in the midst of them." Our country is once more in a very inter- been given, a few days since forbidding this

What excuse can justify a neglect or violation esting relation, as to its domestick, political expeditions. This maneuvre seems to excite

of the sacred duties of this day? It is neverconcerns. The cxigencies of the moment are little interest now ; but a measure so extra

for the example of our pious ancestors, por a if it be within the scope of human sagacity to l Letters and papers from Virginia state that | sense of duty and obligation to God, have suite discover what measures can restore to us a the British have ascended the river Rappar |

cient restraints upon the pleasures of some government that shall impartially respect our | hannock, above Tappahannock, lauded a con- | men, or the woridly desires of others, to pre. richts. cherish our prosperity, and re-es- ) siderable force, and fired upon the towni. Re|vent a profane cncro.chinent upon the solem.

The streets and tablish the harmony of this now distracted reports yesterday mentioned that cousiderable nity of the sabbath day.

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