Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, June 24, 1836, Page 2

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FRIDAY M O II N I N G, J U N E 2 J. PJBOPXiS'S TIOKST. ran imiesidkkt WM. IF. HARRISON, FOR VICE rilESIMENT FRANCIS C!ltAN(;i!ll. FOR GOVERNOR SXTxJX'J H. J2IJISON, LIKUf, OOVBIlNOtt D.VVII) 31. CAMP, of Deiby. Tho Antimasons of Chitten den County and all others op posed to Secret Societies, are requested to meet at the Inn of John A. Willey, in Wilhston, on MONDAY tho FOURTH layof JULY next, at TEN o'clock forenoon, for the pur pose of selecting two persons to be presented to the Freemen of said Uounty as candidates tor Senators. nARKA IlLLE'1' County Geo. A All,:, Q J HosEA Spalding, j June 22d, 1830. COUNT V CONVENTION. Pursuant to public notice thereof, a very large convention of delegates friendly to tho election of Harrison and Granger, from the several towns in the county of Chittenden, assembled at Caglc Hall in Williston, on Tuesday, tho 14th day of June, IG3C. On nomination, the Hon. Win. A. Gris. wold was called to l ho chair, and David French appointed secretary. On motion of the Hon. Win. P. Brings. n committee of five, to be selected by the chair, was appointed to draft resolutions expressive ol the views of tnis convention : and therefore the chairappointed Mr Briggs, Mr Pomeroy, Mr French, Mr Dean, "and nir. uiaycs. On motion of J. IN. Pomeroy, B:n. the convention proceeded tn ballot forcandidalcs lor Senators when the Hon. Wm. A. Gris wor.D, and John Van Sicklin, jr. having a majority nf all the votes present, were declared duly nominated as candidates for senators lor the county of Ch itenden. Tne committee appointed to draft resolu tions, then made rounrt of tho following which, on being rend were unanimously adopted by tho convention: Resolved, That we cliuulil never lo.e sight of the great principles upon which republican soiernmenls are founded lliese principle utiicli. if not neculiar to, are :U sill evenla eeiiii.il lo the existence of popuur institutions. Resolved, 'I hat wiiliutn virtue and Intelli ence in the 1'cople, it will lie vain lo hope fur the con tinuance l n republican Roicriiinenl and hence wethould discourage and friHii upon nil maxims, cusloms and compliances, which are calculated to weaken the moral sinse, or to depreciate the value 01 intelligence among i lie people. Resolved, That the officers of the Government arc and ought to be, the tenants and trustees oftho reoplc ; and Iliac we cannot but witness wiih alarm the utter practical perteinlon of ihis principle ihe ndministralois having become the dictaloif, instead of the representatives of I lie wishes and opinions of ihe People. Resolved, That we hold that all monopolies are odious and none moie i th in that which excludes from nil ofllces and f.ivois of a common government, those who have independence enough to think for themselves. Resolved, That it i) n mailer of honest pride with us ih it dip Slate of Vermont has thus f.ir, maintained her regard for principle unci consistency of character, notwithstanding the untiring elTorts of a corrupt majority with which tlio has been sur rounded J and that it is a solemn duly to relax no efforts to resist a parly whose maxims are at war wiih moral obligation, anil whose best argument for ucce.'s is, that they are going to be succes.ful. Resolved, Thai wesli ill become the advocate of (cn. Jackson and the measures of his aJininia'.ra tion when fund not lilt then) we can find any con sistency lielwoenproessionjofthouimost liheralily and disregard of parly, wiih ihe practice of a gen eral prosciipliDii for opinion's sake professions of en ict construction of the Consliiuiion with the mou laliludiuaiian practice mid disregard of that e.icrcil institution the profession of doing nil things in strict obedience lo the public will, and ill" prac tice of 'Inking the responsibility' mid manufacturing public opinion auerward pr acssiuns of the great est dtcid uf bringing ihe patronage of ihe govern ment In conflict with the fieedom of elections and Ihe practice of useing all llie influence oflhe highest offices in llie gift of the people to procure bis own e eleciionan I the nomination of a success ir being the great protector of the docirino of nullification, and then claiming lo be ihe'hero who put down llie moiisipr' opposition to one Hank with a capital of $35,000,000 and support of a combination of banks with a capital of S43,000,000 professions of economy wiih a lavish expenditure of the I'ublic money recommending a distribution "of llie surplus revenue and opposition 10 a measure lor ihat pur pose because it originated from a political oppo nent and generally, piofcssions of exclusive repub licanism with practices partaking strongly of a des polic character. Resolved, That we cordially approve llie nom inalions of llurrison and Granger to the first offices of the Republic, believing that if elected, no efforts of theirs will be vvinting lo bring back llie govern ment lo those principles accountability, economy and republicanism which are so essential to the durjhilily of civil liberty. Resolved, That (lie distribution of the surplus revenue among I lie people of the (.'tales lo whom it belongs, is dictated by sound policy, true patriotism and ihe conservative principles of llie Coastiiutiou, thereby preventing llie combined influences of the purse ami i lie sword in the hands nf the Executive, and checking that flood of corruption nnd venality which, under a weak nnd wicked administration is th evening lo overspiead Ihe laud. Resolved, That in Ihe passage of the Land Bill through llie Senate, we view the untiring efforts of the immorlnl slulesman ol Kentucky, Tor the best interests of his country. Resolved, That the piesent deranged stale of the currency it n practical commentary upon Ihe financial wisdom oflhe present administration, and the iialural result of ihe golden humbugs which have been put forth lo gull the people. Resolved, Thai llie ticket presented lo ihefiee men foSlnle Officers, headed as it is by thai lie publican of ihe old School, the Addison Coiinly Freeman gives an unfailing assurance of a glorious narveit at llie September contest On Motion of J. N. Pomeroy, Esq. It solved, That a committoo of one from each town In llie county, bo selected by thu chair, and authorized to fill any vacancy which may happen in tho nomina lions tnado by this convention. And said committee was accordingly appointed. On motion of Mr James Dean, Rcsohcd, That tho county committee ho requested to correspond with the committees of Franklin, Grand lelc and Orleans coun- (Soa n...1 .,.!, nrmllfrpmnllta for holding a District Convention for tho purpose of nominotins a suitable candidate 10 repre sent this District in Congress. On molion of Mr Briggs, Ranked, That a report of the proceed ingsof this ennveution. ho prepared and signed by tho Chairman and Secretary, and published. Tho convcnlion then adjourned without tlav. WM, A. UKlowuijiU, Chairman, David Faencw, Secretary. Tho last Middlebury Freo Press contains the "Valedictory" of E. 1). Barber, Esq. He sajs this lias "long" been in meditation just so long tve guess as he has had his eye upon a scat in Congress. He tells a very sympathetic slory of his financial affairs, in what he has sacrificed fur An- limasonry nnd patriotism by sustaining Ihe tree Press. This is his peculiar taste and we have no objection to Mai but but Mr, Jewett thinks the freemen of Addison County ought to send him to Congicss and for what 1 Because he has been so faithful in the cause what cause 1 Here's a poser. The cause of Anliniasonry 1 No. He's opposing that cause now. For sustaining the principles which has dictated opposition (o the misrule of tho Executive. Tii.it can't bo 7ie rea son. ihen it is because he wants pau for Ins pa triotism, and there was no other way of gelling il, fin his opinion) but lo go for Van lluien. Well, we dull see whether his soft soap will answer his purpose. We learn that the Rt. Rev. John H. IIopki.njs will deliver an address before the Univcrsily Institute Society of tho Univer sity of Vermont, at the approaching com mencement. Washington, June 14. Boih Houses have.nt length, fixed the 4th day of juiy mr mo irrminauon 01 ine present session. The duel between Mr Jenifer and Bynum was fought, according lo arrangements, ul 7 o'clock this morning, a few miles not th of this city. The House was, of course, nil anxiely to learn the re sult ; and lliete seemed to be much mirih and not a little disappointment amongst the groups as the se conds vvcto relating ihe Murv. The parlies ex changed six shots without effect. At the last lite, Mr. Bynum discharged his pistol by accident, be lore tne woru, ami tne report is that Uol. Pickens, llie second of Mr Jenifer interfered, and claimed lb it Mr Ih num. bv llie laws of honor, had Curieim! his life; lo which Air Bjnuin assented, declaring however, that the fire was accidental. It seems that Mr nynum then retracted his expression in regard to his antagonist : that the wIioIh niT.,ir honorably sealed' to the mutual satisfaction of uuni names ; unu mat all concerned breakfasted together in good spirits. This honorable affair arose out of the protracted debate upon the Michigan nnd Arkansas bills, which we noticed last week. Such scenes are a foul blot upon our national character. Hot riovo their wound ed honor 1 in coolly shooting each oilier down ! Indeed! had those who engage in these petty fra cases uny honor' lo loose, there might be a dif ferent mode to redress their wrongs oilier than ...I.:.... i.e.. :.. , ii , ... i""'i ": hi cum union, vvofiiouiii like to nave a law passed lo expel forever from Congress every meml or who engaged in a duel, while that body was In session. Michigan and Arkansas. The hills for the admission of these territories into the Union as slat:s have passed both houses of congress and they are laws beforo liis time, we presume, by adding tho President's signature. The compact now embraces twenty-six Slates just double the number that made the revolution. The N. York American says 'It is a condition of llie rcceniion of MM, iiTAr, . that ihe people of that Slnle shall in convention accept Ihe boundary prescribed in the act, as llii northern boundary of Ohio this cuts Michigan off nom tne alaumco bay, ol winch the mouth will lie wholly within the Ohio line. It will bo deemed a haul bargain by Michigan j but llie supposed ail' vantage of being a State will, we 6tippose,oiilweigh .,u uiyctuuio Him iiibure tue acquiescence ol llie Miclnganiens or Michiganeso (which we like better us fiom Arragon, Arragonese) in ihe coudilion pre scribed. Aikansns comes in not only as a stave slate, but with a piohibition in her Constitutional Charter, against any future abolition of Slavery ! THE SURPLUS REVENUE. The Senalo, with great unanimity, has passed the Deposit and Distribution Bill, 40 to 0 thai is, passed it to a third reading How it will fare in the lower house, re mains to be seen. We think tho opposi tion there, will be but feeble, and that this important mensu.ro will bo adopted. Tho bill retains five millions of dollars, and directs that all the surplus revenue, which is now, or may hereafter be collected, shall bo distributed, by way of loan, to the differ, ent stales pro rata; and that one bank, only shall be hereafter selected in every state, as a deposit bank for this surplus. Thus, will the people's money bo event ually restored to tho people, for although an immense sum has been loaned lo acuvo politicians, to speculate in land, and much used for electioneering purposes, still the Deposit Banks will bo called upon by each statu to refund in a manner so gradual and accomodating, that full timo will be afford ed to call in tiieir loans. Wo have not learnt when the bill is lo go into operation; but it must lighten the pressure in tho money market, inasmuch as the projectors of internal improvements, in the sevnrnl Siatcp, will look to this fund instead of crowding into the largo cities in 6carcli of loans. For the current year, wo apprehend that tho Indian wars will sweep away a great part of this surplus; but hereafter, if nil goes well, the annual amountof tho surolus ...ill I. 1 Tr r.. r win uu ucavy. vi i oiar, l'rom llie Boston Atlas. REPORTED CLOSING OF THE MEXICAN PORTS. Tho Au Orleans Uee furnishes addi. tional information in regard :o our rela tions with Texas and Mexico, which wo perceive are Btudiously omitted in the New Yotk journals in tho Texan interest. It is stated In the Bee an administration paper, but ono which wo consider fair ami impar tial in its statemonts-that therp is not only a rumor from Tampico that tho ports or Tuspan, Tampico, and Molamoras, would bo closed to American Commerce but an apprehension at New Orleans that a gene, ral nan intercourso with Mexico will be the result of our interference in the Texan revolt. "And this," says tho Bee, "u not a mat ter of surprise! for if it would liavo been proper for the United States to resolve on non intercourse with Franco for tho non fulfilment of a treaty; equally proper would it be for Mexico to declare non intercourse with the United States for non-fulfilment of a treaty of alliance and neutrality."--Tho result will be, of course, to compel merchants lo resort to Havanna as an en trepot for their Mexican trade from Europe and this country. This will materially in jure the trado with New Orleans." In 1830, thero were about 15,000 Amer icans resident in Mexico, for purposes of trade, independent of tho inhabitants of Texas. The number is now estimated at moro than 20,000. These arc at the mer. cy oftho Mexican authorities, if they choose to sock redress and vengcanco for our vio lation of sacred troatics. If any such ven gcancc should fall upon them, where will rest tho blame? Who are responsible for this permitted, countenanced, authorized levying of troops tn wago war against a neutral power ? Why has not the Exccu live taken counsel of that "oath of office" to which ho bo readily appeals whenever jt suits his convenience, and read there his duty to enforce Ihe laws of tho country I Why has not Congress taken somo notice of the unjustifiable arming and inarching of our citizens against a nation with which we arc at peace, and with which, whether civilized or savage, we are bound to main tain our national faith and honor ? Has this august body been so much occupied with their echemes Tar gelling rid of tho surplus tho Expunging resolutions and their Gag Laws that thoy have had no timo for the passage of such laws as were requisite to preserve the public safety ns well as the public credit ? Is a great branch of our National Com merce to be lopped ofT, because our own officers will not execute our laws and be- cause they permit adventurers, and men of desperate turtunes, to enlist soldiers in our borders lo march against a neutral power'? And yet there is every reason to apprehend that such may be the case. Aro our own citizens in foreign pirts lo bo exposed lo imprisonment and insult, because of the connivance ofourgovernment initio gross est violation of our treaties ? And yet even this we havo good reason to apprehend. And after all for what have we thus ex posed the commerce of our merchants, and tho safety of our citizens? For neither more nor less than the re-establishment of sLAVEnr in a province from which il had been blotted nut by tho barbarous and bloody minded Mexicans ! The sanguina ry code of Mexico the cruel, oppressive, tyrannical system of Santa Anna had pro hibitcd slavery throughout the Mexican dominions! The chivalrous, high-spirited, liberty-loving adventurers and vagraMs, whom tho philanthropy of hind-speculators, and tho chivalry of Wall street, had con gregated on the soil of Texas, spurned with a disdain becoming freemen and this as sault on their liberties ! "Down with the Tyrants, who will not permit us to hold slaves !" A fervor was actually excited in some parts of ihe country in the cause of t reedom when tho whole, revolution was an affair of dollars and cents a struggle for the perpetuation of African slavery a conspiracy of Texas scrip-holders and their agents in short a Wall street revolution. We copy the following provisions of the Texan Constitution from a pamphlet, con taining their Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, printed at Washing ton, and certified to the American public under date of May 22d. by Robert Hamilton and George C. Childress, "plenipotentiaries from the Republic of Texas to tho Uuited States of America." Thoy contain an cpitnmo of the objects ol thu Revolution: ' Sec. 9 and the part of Sec. 10, are to be found under the head of "General Pro visions ." Sec. 9. All persons of color who were slaves for life previous to their emigration to Texas, and who are now held in bond age, shall remain iu the like state of eorvi tudc, provided the said slave shall be the bona fido property of tho persons so hold ing said slave as aforesaid. Congress shall pass no laws to prohibit emigrants from tho United States of America from bringing their slaves into the Republic with them, and holding them by the same tenure by which such slaves were held in the United States; nor shall Congress have power to emancipate slaves: nor shall any slave hol der be allowed to emancipate his or her slave or slaves, without the consent of Congress, unless he or ihe shall send his or her slave or slaves without the limits of the Republic. No freo person of African descent, cither in whole or in part, shall be permitted to reside permanently in the Re public, without tho consent of Congress, and tho Importation or admission of African or negroes into this Republic, excepting from thu Unitpd Stales of America, is for ever prohibited, and declared lo bo piracy Sec. 10. All persons (Africans. Ihe de scendanta of Africans, and Indians except ed,) who wore residing in Texas on tho day or Declaration of Independence, shall bo considered citizens oftho Republic, and entitled lo all the privileges of such. OUR INDIAN WAR. From the Charlestown Patriot, June 7. GRATIFYING INTELLIGENCE. Wo havo the satisfaction of presenting tho following extract of a Icltor, received in this city, by which it will bo perceived that tho gallant little band of our country men at tho block house on the Withlacoo chec, has been rclicvod. QiMNcr, (Florida) Mav 31. "I ombraco a moment to say to you, that

an oxprcss has arrived in Tallahaaso to inform tho government that our volunteers havo succeeded, in relieving tho block house on the Withlacoochcc; and tlio have now gone up tho Suwanee to relieve McCance and hia little besieged company. On Satur day last two steamboats came down from Columbus and were fiercely attacked on their passage, but no damage done. We arc man unenviable situation, but hope tor better times." Milledoeville, June 7th. Our private advices from Columbus, (in addition to tho details which we have taken from the papers,) informs ua that on express arrived at Columbus on the 3d,(last Friday) from Fort McCrary, bringing tho intelli genco that tho Crawford Infantry, Capt, Carr, but commanded by Maj. Brown, con sisting of 60 or 70 men, had a fight with the Indians on the saino morning. This company being informed that the Indians had canoes and intended crossing tho river at Boykin's ferry, marched to the place, laid in ambush, when shortly about 16 Indians, in 4 canoes, started across. The whites fired, and 3 Indians were seen to tumble from the canoes into tho river. The Indians on the opposite bank then pro scnted themselves, and returned tho fire. The firing continued across the river, until tho ammunition oflhe whites was exhaust cd, when they retired. The number of Indians was computed by the men at 500. but is supposed to be exaggerated. One white man was killed, Mr Crosby, of Craw ford. It is supposed four Indians were killed. Tnrec companies left Columbus on tho -till, for the scene of action. Farther accounts state that the steamboat Georgian, which had left for Apalachicola, was fired on by the Indians on her routo ; tho fire was returned; no damage done as supposed, on cither side. Our accounts from Columbus, dated on Saturday last, stated that Gen, Scott was at that time, confined to his quarters by sickness. Gen. Jesup was to havo left for Tuskcgea on that day, escorted by three companies of mounted men. Troops were arriving daily; but few of them armed. Arms were looked for constantly. Re corder. Extract of a letter from Capt. Page to Gen. Gibson, dated Ft. Mitchell, Ala,, Juno 4, 1836, I have the honor lo report, that since my last communication, Gcnls. Scott and Jesup have arrived. Gen. Jesup left veslerdav for Montgomery, Ala. with an escort of ono hundred and hliy troops to take com mand oftho Alabama troops. I reported immediately to Gen. Scott the intention of a patty of Indians to cross the river on their way to Florida. Measures were immedi ately made to stop them. Yesterday a party made an attempt to cross but were repulsed by n company of Ueorgia. Alilitia ; the skirmish lasted about an hour; the Georgia company lost one man killed. I have ascertained for a fact, that Ea-la-hayo, (the chief) was shot thro' the shoulder, and Jim Henry shot in the head, but not dangerous; whether any were killed I do not know. The river is very high at this time, and the distance is so tar across but little could bocltecled. I think it will be ten days before the troops can be organized and on the spot to commence on these people. No regular troops have yet arrived, and it will oe about five days before we can expect any. except a small detachment of recruits. 1 he 10' dians aro perfectly well aware of the movo ments of the troops, are gelling uneasy and still express a willingness lo light, They cursed tho militia, called them cowards, and dared them to cross the river, and the militia retaliated with the same language; this was during the time they were shoot inr across at each other. "Gen. Scolt has been very sick for three days, but 1 think he is recovering. "I leave hereto morrow for West Point, to muster into service a regiment of Geor gia militia, and bring to this place what friendly Indians are there. I shall return in four days when I will communicate to you the occurences in that period." Columbus, Goo. Juno 7. Hostile Creeks. The force of the hostile foe in Alabama has been so vari ously estimated, that we have taken some pains to ascertain their truo numbers. There are in tho Creek nation 0,000 low estimate warriors, including boys capable of doing much mischief. There are 700 friendly Indians in the camps of O poth lo Vo ho-lo and E die Had jo, 300 in Chambers county. 00 at this place, and 30 at Fort Mitchell; making in all 1,100 friendly warriors. Tho Indians have all been repeatedly invited to come in; their hostility has been put upon issue, and every inducement offered to bring them under our protection. Ne-ah Mi co has 700 warriors at Wa-loo-ta-ha ka, and is by some, thought to be friendly; but such is not the case. Gen Woodward expressed to us no doubts of his hostility and wo perused a letter a few days since written at Ne-ah Mi co's camp, which detailed nothing but a long series oflhe most wanton and blood thirsty actions. Thero can be no doubt but that the mur derous attack on the stages was made by a bind from his camp, sumo of the stage horses havingbeen found in their possession. After tho most thorough inquiry upon the subject, we cannot believe that the hostile parly number less than six thousand. To prevent these savages from escaping into Florida, and lo chastise them in their own country, will require a large force; tho former object is of great moment. Should many reach Florida, it is impossible to foresee tho termination oftho war ; one warrior in Florida being equal, wo think to ten in Aiaoama, Columbus, Geo. June Slh, 1036. "The steamboat Metamora arrived here yesterday. Sho was fired upon a little above Roanoke, briskly by the Indians, and 3 men wounded but none killed. Sho had on board 300 soldiers, and pushed ashore, and landed them at ones to attack the Indians, but with so small a force could do nothing, as they could not safely pursuo them. The Indians are now trying lo escape to Florida, probably to conccntrato there and act with the Seminoles, and they aro elill robbing and burning wherever tbey can. A con siderable forco has gono out in the different sections, and soon wo expect lo hear of some battles." The Creek War, Tho following para graph contains information of an interesting character. Thero aro other reasons for hoping that tho Creek war will bn more summarily quelled than was at first appre hended. We havo seen a letter from Fort Mitch ell, dated tho 39th ultimo, which states that Crock Chiof Upothle-Yoholo, has taken a very decided stand against the war, and has been able to keep hia warriors in subjection, though not without being obliged to kill one chief, and to chain thirteen others. This prompt action on his part, put an im mediate check upon his people, who would otherwise have fallen in with tho views of tho Lower Creeks, and induced them to commit acts of devastation. Tex as. Mr. W. H. Wharton ono of the Commissioners of Texas writes a letter to the Courier and Enquirer contradicting explicitly the rumor of negotiations with or overtures to General Hamilton, of South Carolina, lo supersede lints ton, and also in full approbation of Gen. Houston's conduct in command ol tho army. Tho New Orleans papers of 31st ult. contains on address from General Rusk, in command at present of tho Tcxian forces, calling vigorously upon friends in the U. S. for aid. "You may be told," it says, "As you have belore been told, that the war is at an end, that there is no farther neod of men. It is not so. The people of Texas, a small number of men, struggling for tho sacred principles of human liberty, need your assistance. Wo presont to you one oftho most delightful countries upon the globe, we offer you the most liberal re muneration in laud; we present you a field where daring and enterprising bravery may measure arms with a hireling soldiery, who are warring against the sacred rights of man, and have dyed their unhallowed hands in tho best blood of tho United Stales. Coino then to our assistance, and Ict us plant our standard, in defiance oftho yoke of tyrranny, upon the Rio Grande." The force of the Mexicans slill in Texas is estimated in this address at SOOO. The Texian army, though "little over one tenth of the number," were advancing upon them. The New Orleans Bee, of May 26th, says "News arrived in town yesterday, from Galveston, stating that the Texan govern ment had effected a negocialion or treaty with Santa Ana, as the President general of Mexico. Wo have not ascertained the particulars of this treaty; but suppose it is to recognize Texas as an independent nation. Whether Ihis will be done by Mexico, or whether it should be tolerated by the United Stales, is doubtful. The Texan war is national in Mexico, and was moro involuntary than voluntary with Santa Ann. Tho latter was obliged to concentrate the ardent wishes of his countrymen, to continue his own popularity and power ; so that whether he be liberated, held captive, or shot, the war will bo continued; and may not be conclu ded for'monlhs orjyears." Extract of a letter dated New Orleans, June 2d. "General Houston is in bad health and without good attention I fear will lose his life: his wound in the foot is very bad, and I think must mortify. He is quite un able lo stand, and fainted away yesterday, when a little fatigued." Wo trust that tho above may not be true, or that it is at least exaggerated. Texas --We have nothing further from Texas, but the following, from the Cincin nali Post, of June 9th. An endorsement on a paper from the New Orloans Texican agency, says: "The enemy of the Ifilli, was still retreating, and the Toxians in hot pursuit; it was expected they would make a stand at San Antonio." THE PUBLIC LANDS. The folloming remarks were pointedly addressed by Mr Hiland Hall of this State, to Mr Abijali Mann, of N. Y. in a recent speech on tho fortification bill. The im aginary dialogue between iho constituent and representative between the farmer and the Congressman conveys some wholesome truths in plain language. Mr Chairman, I said this measure of tho distribution of the proceeds of the public lands was a measure nf the People. It has received the lung recorded approbation of the most eminent and valuable men of all political parties ; it cannot be resisted by any argument which addresses itself to the good senso and sound reason of men ; and the powerful evidences of its healthful cha racter are within ihe easy comprehension of lllQ most rnmmnn llndaratanftinrv Tin you suppose any great body of iho People, iiui-iiiii, uiubq ,i, ii, u niicriur ui uic coun try, will bo satisfied to have the surplus money in the Treasury foolishly squander ed on tho seaboard? or that they will be contcat tn have it remain in tho custody of somo thirty or forty banking corporations for the purpose of onabling thoir rich stock holders to grow still richer, by loaning it out to those blood suckers of the communi tythe city brokers and stock jobbers ? Sir, they will be satisfied with no such thing. I warn you, Mr Chairman, that if this measure fails to pass if we separate without making some distribution of the public money, the first question that will be put to you when you reach your district will bo, "Why did'nt you pass Ihe land bill?" And have you sir, got your answer prepar ed? Mr Mann nodded affirmative. I understand your intimation. I know, sir, that you can give as ingenious an answer to a difficult question as any man in this House, or out of it. But I am mistaken if you do not find yourself puzzled to make a satisfactory one to this. I suppose you will reply to your constituent in the famil iar langusgo of party, and say to.hini, 'You know, friend, this is ono of Mr Clay's old plans for breakinrr down tlm AiiminLi,. m HiiiiiisiM lion ; you vote for Mr Van Buren, don't uu . j yes, me constituent will say, 'I go for Mr Van Buren, to be sure ; he's the true democratic candidate ; but then I don't see how passing tho land bill could hurt him, Mr Clay's not going to run. 'O but,' says tho representative, ' you know Gen. Jackson is opposed lo the bill, and that it would haro beon vetoed if we had passed it you wouldn't havo mo go against Gen. Jackson, would you." 'Well,' answers tho constituent, I'm a Jackson man I mean evor since it come out in the Argus that Gen. Jackson was taken into tho democratic party ; but I don't ice why General Jackson should bo opposed to this distribution he used to bo in favor of it. Don't you think Mr Fan Buren teuld havt persuaded htm to'stgn the bill f 'I see,' ays tne representative, - you uou i unoer stand this matter ; this is ono of tho most outrageous measures that was ever presen ted to Congress ; the very essence of it il bribery plain, down right bribery 'Woll,' says the constituent, 'I am opposed to bribery, lo be sure I, and Gen. Jack son, and the wholo democratic party aro opposed lo all bribery, in the State Senate and every whero else, but then I don't ex aclly ice how dividing the money among all the People, giving lo every one an equal share, can be bribery , when giving it to a few men in the cities, or letting the banks use it for nothing, is not. But I'll think of it. I go for the democratic party, to bo sure; far the Benton yollow boys, and down with all monopolies : but I don't un derstand how this can be bribery after all I must study a little more into this mat ter.' Mr Chairman, I will not pursuo this dialogue further. I will not suppose you would then address your constituent in what has been alleged to be Ihe secret language of party, and say to him that the uso of the money was needed by tho Administration to increase tho patronage and secure the success of the party. I will not suppose this because I know you to bo Incapable of either avowing or acting upon any such motive. I wish I could say as much of every body else. ' MARRIED. In Chniy on the 17lli inst., by the Rev. C. C. Stephens, Mr, George Severance to Aliss .Mary Elizabeth Douglas, both of Chazy. In Paris, V. C. on ihe 1st inst. Mr, P. C. Van Brocklin lo Miss Phebe Afahala Johnson, formerly of Salisliury Vt. Also on the same day. Mr. Waller Capron formerly of this stale lo Mt Jans Ann DeLong of the former place. DIED. In Shelburn on the 17th inst., of a painful and lingering illness, which she bore wiih Christian fortitude, Mk rt, wife of Mr. As A Ltoit, in Iho COtlt year of her age. Tin Plates, &c. Tin Plates; Russia, English and American sheet Iron ; iron Ware ; sheet and bolt Copper; sheet Ztnc; tind, and blk Rivets ; wire Vellum, etc. ALSO A full assortment of Tin Ware, at wholesale nr retail T. F. & W. L. STRONG. June 33. Fine Summer Stocks, The Variet Shop. TUST opened six doz. English hair cloth Klnr-Irs! silk nnd hrifitln tnrkd tuhitn striped, green and black, striped blue, and uiuuk Eiripuu unu pimu stripeu tuin summer Stocks: some Ipatln.r hnnnil nf tnn nmlhni. torn. These, wiih our covered and trim- meu atocKs, matte tne nest assortment we over had. Also stitched, corded and plain Collars and bosoms. Please call and look at them. Fang non li Uimnsmaid. June 24. Trout and other Fishing Rods in Canes, and Hooks, and an additional as sortment of Fire Works, just received at the Variety Shop. IVvGnortN & Brinsmaid. Juno 23. Tar, Just receiving by J& J. H. PECK & CO. Juno 24. Salt. 3600 bushels Turks Island Salt. 100 Bogs Dairy do. bv J. &. J. II. PECK it CO. June 24. Canada Money Bought by J. & J. II. PECK, and CO. June 24. Parasols ! 1 Case assorted col'd Parasols. 1 do. Plaid do .In just received by Lemuel Curtis lc co. June 24. Bonnets. 4 cases,comprising Swiss,Lace, Grecian, Tuscan and Palmetto Bonnets, by Lemuel Curtis 4 Co. June 24. Crockery & Glass Ware .Lemuel Curtis &. Cn. nrn now receiving their supply of Crockery and -.-o hic, comprising Ulning Sett, containing from ISO to 250 pieces. mi. . m ' rre"ed and plain Glass Ware in all its variety, where purchaser Will nild COmoletf! nssnrtmmila .. . i - uuu Qk ICQ. sonable prices. uurlington, June 23, 1836. Cotton Yarn. 1200 lbs. of Cnfrnn V,. ui il. us- flnrtnrl niimha,. r.nm e an " , . j iu iuqi me Man chester Manufacturing Company's make. - "'"Mil. lURTl IT f.Vv Juno 24. LINENS. 2 cases Irish Linens corapris- inn, nvnrv ,i,nl!,.. r.nm 04 r. ( iiuni j( CIS. 10 SKI 2S 2 Bales Crash for Towelling. 8 1 do. Russia Diapers, for sale by Lemuel Curtis ti Co. June 53, 1836. Dairy Salt. 20 sacks Liverpool dairy Salt for sale by Uickok it dm. ' June S3. Flour in Half Barrels. 0 just received and for salo by June 23. 0fcCATMH.