Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, 8 Eylül 1837, Page 3

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated 8 Eylül 1837 Page 3
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"5. nt u heavy loss, tlic purposes of husi jicss. With each succeeding day the nmtallic currency decreases ; by sonic it is hoarded in the natural four, that once parted with, it cannot ho replaced , while by others it is diverted from more legiliuinto uses, for the sake of gain. Should Congress sanction this condition of things, by making irredeem able paper money receivable in payment of public dues, a temporary check to a wise and salutary policy will, in all prob ability, bo converted into its absolute destruction. his tiuo that bank notes actually convertible into specie may be received in payment of the revenue, without be ing liable to all those objections, and that such a course may, to some extent promote individual convenience ; an ob ject always to be considered where it docs not conllict with the principles of our Government, or tno general weltare of the country. If such notes only were received, always under circumstances allowing their eaily presentation for pay ment, and if, at short and fixed pciiods, thev were converted into specie, to be Kept by tbe officers of the Treasury, some oflhc most serious obstacles to their reception would perhaps bo. re moved. To retain the notes in the Treasury would be to renew, under an otber form, the loans of public money to the banks, and the evils consequent thereon. It is, however, a mistaken impression that any large amount of specie is re quired for public payments. Of the se venty or eighty millions now estimated to be in the country, ten millions would be abundantly sufficient for that pin pose, nroVulcd an accumulation of a largo a- lnount of revenue, beyond tbe necessary wants of the (iovornmeut, be hereafter ! prevented. If to these considerations be added the facilities which will arise from enabling the Treasury to satisfy the public creditors, by its drafts or notes received in payment of the public dues, it may bo safely assumed that no motive of convenience to the citizen re quires the reception of bank paper. To say that the refusal of paper mon ey by the Government, introduces an unjust discrimination between the cur rency received by it and that used by individuals in their ordinary affairs, is, in my judgement, to view it in a very erroneous light. The Constitution pro hibits the Slates from making any thing but gold and silver a tender in the pay ment of debts, and thus secures to every citizen a right to demand payment in (ho legal currency. To provide by law that the Government will only receive its dues in gold and silver, is not to con fer on it any peculiar privilege; I ut merely to place it on an equality with the citizen, by reserving to it a right secured to him by the Constitution. It ig doubtless for this reason that the prin ciple has been sanctioned by successive laws, from the time of the first Congress under the Constitution down to the last. Such precedents, never objected to and proceeding from such sources, afford a decisive answer to the imputation ot in equality or injustice. But, in fact, the measure is one of restriction, notofiavor. To forbid the public agent to leceive in payment any other than a certain kind of money, is to refuse him a discretion possessed by every citizen. It may lie left to tho who have the management of their own transactions, to make their own term hut no such discretion should he given to him who acts merely as an agent of the people, who is to collect what the law lequires, and to pay tho appropria uons it manes. unennniiK notes are redeemed on demand there is then no discrimination in reality, for the individ ual who receives them may, at his option .substitute the specie for them, he takes them from convenience or choice. When they arc not so redeemed, it will scarcely bo contended that their receipt and payment, by a public officer, should be permitted, though none deny that right to an individual ; if it were, the ef fect would bo most iujnrous to the pub lic; since their officer could make none of those arrangements to meet or guard against the depreciation, which an indi vidual is at liberty to do. Nor can in convenience to tho community be alleg ed as an objection to such a regulation. Its object and motive are their conven ience and welfare. If, at a moment of simultaneous and unexpected suspension by the banks, it adds something to the many embarrass ments of that proceeding, yet these are far overbalanced by its direct tendency to produce a wider circulation of gold and silver, to increase the safety of bank paper, to improve the general currency and thus to prevent altogi ther such oc currences, and the other and far greater evils that attend them. It may, indeed, bo quostioncd, wheth er it is not for the interest of the banks themselves that the Government should not receive their paper. They would be conducted with morn caution, and on sounder principles. JJy using specie only in its transactions, the Government would create a demand for it. which would, to a great extent, prevent its ex portation and by keeping it in circulation maintain broader and safer basis for Ulio paper currency. That the banks would thus be rendered more sound, and the community uioro safe, cannot ad mit of a doubt. Tho foregoing views, it seems to mo, do but fairly carry out the provisions of inc reuerai Constitution in relation to the currency, as far as relates to the pub lic lcvcuuc. At the time that instrument was framed, there were but three or four banks in the United States; and had the extension of the banking system, eV, the evils growing out of it, been fore seen, they would probably have been spe cially guarded against. The same poli cy which led to the prohibition of bills of credit by tho States, would, doubt less, in that event, have also interdicted their issue as a currency in any other lorm. The Constitution, however, con tains no such prohibition; and since the Stales have exercised, for nearly half a century, the power to regulate the busi ness of banking, it is not to bo expect ed that it will be abandoned. The whole matter is now under discussion before the proper tribunal the people of the States. Never before has the public mind been so thoroughly awakened to a proper sense of its importance; never lias the subject in all its bearings, been submitted to so searching an inquiry, h would be distrusting the intelligence and virtue of the people to doubt the speedy and efficient adoption of such measures of reform as the public good demands. All that can rightfully be done by the Federal Government to promote tbe ac complishment of that important object, will, without doubt, be performed. In the mean time, it is our duty to pro vide all the remedies against a depreci ated paper currency which the Constitu tion enables us to aflbrd. The Treasu ry Department, on several former occa sions, has suggested the propriety and importance ot aunilorm law concerning bankruptcies of corporations, and others Through the instrumentality of such a iw, a salutary cnecu may (louotiess no imposed on the issues of paper money ind an ellecttial remedy given to the ci tizen in a way at once equal in all parts of the Union, and fully authorized by the Constitution. The indulgence granted by Executive authority in the payment of bonds for luties, has been already mentioned. Seeing that the immediate enforcement of these obligations would subject a largo and bigbly respectable portion of our citizens to great sacrifices, and be licviii'r that a temporary postponement could be made without detriment tooth er interests, and with increased certain ty of ultimate payment, I did not hesi tate to comply with the request that was made of me. I he terms already are, to the full extent, as liberal as anv that arc to be found in the practice of the Exe cutive Department. It remains for Con gress to decide whether a lurther post. ponenient may not with propriety be al lowed, and, if so, their legislation upon the subject is respectfully iuvi'ed. 1 he report ol the Secretary of the Treasury will exhibit the .condition of these debts ; the extent and effect of tho present indulgence ; the probable result of its further extension on the state of tho Treasury and every other fact ne cessary to a full consideration of the subject. Similar information is commu nicated in regard to such depositories of the public moneys as are indebted to the Government, in order that Congress may also adopt the proper measures in regard to them. The receipts and expenditures for the first half of the year, and an estimate of those for the residue, will be laid belorc you by the Secretary of the Treasury. In his report of December last, it was estimated that the cm rent .'receipts would tall short of the expenditures by about three millions of dollars. It will be seen that the difference will be much greater. This is to be attributed not only to the occurrence of greater pecu niary embarrassment in the business ol the country than those which were then predicted, and, consequently, a greater diminution in the revenue, but also to the fact that the appropriations exceed ed, by nearly six millions, the amount which was asked for in the estimates then submitted. The sum necessary for the service of tho year beyond the pro bable receipts, ami the amount which it was intended should be reserved in the j Treasury at the commencement of the year, will bo about six millions. If the whole of the reserved balance bo not at once applied to the current expenditures but four millions be still kept in the Treasury, as seems most expedient, for uie uses oi t tic mini, ami to meet con tingencies, the sum needed will be ten millions. It is not proponed to procure the required amount liy loam or mcrem-ed taxation. There lire now in thu Treasury nine mil. ons three hundred mid sixty seven thou suiiil two hundred dollars, directed by the net of the 123d of Juno, III3G, In he du posited with the States in October next, Tlu t-iiiu, if ho deposited, will be subject, under the law, to be recalled, if needed, to defray cxlr-tmy appropriations; mid as it is now evident llint the whole, or the prin. cipnl part of it, will ba wanted for that purpose, it appears most proper that the doposito should bo withheld. Until the illinium can be collected from the bank, Treasury notes may be temporarily issued, to be gradually redeemed us ii h received. The preceding suggestions and recom mendations are submitted, in tho belie! that their adoption by Congress will en able tho Executive Department to con duct our fiscal concerns with success, so far as their management has been committed to it. Whilst tho objects and tho means proposed to attain them are within its Constitutional powers ami ap propriato duties, they will at the same ttmo, it is hoped by their necessary op oration, afford essential aid in tho trail yield relief to the people at large in n form adopted to the nature of our gov ernment. J hose who look to the action 'SATURDAY of this government for specific aid to the citizen, to relieve, embarrassments mi sing from losses by revulsions in com merce and credit, lose sight of the ends for which it was created, anil the pow ers with which it is clothed. It was es tablished to give security to us all, in our lawful anil honorable pursuits under the lasting safeguard of republican in stitutions. It was not intended to con fer special favors on individuals, or on any classes of them ; to create systems of agriculture, manufactures, or trade; or to engage in them, either separately MOItNINd, SEt'TEMIil'.li 0. cm t r i : n i i : n o o u .n t y. It is wilh feelings of no mdinniy s:llpfiicllon itc record nnollier li iuinpli of lire fi iewl of whig principle in Cliillenilen Comity. The. iciidls of Tuesday fiiiubh (lie most certain nml honorable testimony of llieir supremo devotion to llio cause ol their country I'lio contest been in come icpccis n severe one. A II dial com plete party organization mid discipline, aided by ill c patronage of die government all lliat die inlhi cnceoflliu officeholders mid llieir partisans, called upon by tlicir political maker lo piovo by llieir worUs llieir nlicclitncoL to Ills mlininijlralion all or in connection with individual citizens I tli.u ihc hope of paiiy pttftrmcnt, and die fear of or organized associations. 1 f its opera- poily denunciation, could iiriny ngniiHl llie people, tions were to be directed for the benefit i 1"'" hecu bimigtu inio the conilic: by our niUcrsa of any one class, equivalent favors must i while die whig?, icUii upon the justness injustice, bo extended to the rest; and pi men- cause, united uy ti teniimcnt oi nnioni tllO attempt to bestOW such favors with ' p.Uiiolifin, mid impelled to action by tho nl.uining 111 cmial hand, or OVCIl to select those pralines ol llie limes nml a due icguitl to tlie com. who should most deserve them, would j mon intcicst, have sustained die onct and repelled it with a spirit and firmness; altogether invincible. The lesull is, indeed, most cheering. While die towns of Shclbuiii, Ch.nlottc, llincshurgh, Willis ton, Si. George, Wcstfurd and M ihon, hac flmwii ihctnsehcs an heretofore "uptight and Mcidfisl," llicy Imc now the pleasure nf welcoming the leturn of liiirlinglnn, Huntington mid .Icrico, to the true fold. In l his town llie "contested election" has never be sitccesslul. All communities are apt to look to Government for too much. Even in our own country, where its powers and duties arc so strictly lim ited, we are prone to do so, especially at periods of sudden embarrassments and distress. Hut this ought not to bo. The framers of our excellent Constitution, and the people who approved it with calm and sagacious deliberation acted at the time on a sounder principle. They wisely judged that the less Government interferes with private pursuits, the bet ter for the general prosperity. It is not its legitimate object to make men rich, or to repair, by direct grants of money or legislation in favor of particular pur suits, losses not incurred in the public service. This would be substantially to use the property of some for the benefit of others. JJtil its real duty that duty, the performance of which makes a good government tho most precious of human blessings is to enact and enforce a sys tem of general laws commensurate with, but not exceeding the objects of its es tablishment ; and to leave every citizen and every interest to reap, under its be nign protection, the rewards of virtue, industry, and prudence. 1 cannot doubt that on this, as on all similar occasions, me lodcral govern ment will find its agency most conducive to the security and happiness of the peo ple, when limited to the exercise of its conceded powers. Jn never assuming even for a well meant object, such pow ers as were not designed to bo conferred upon it, we shall in reality do most for the general welfare. To avoid every unnecessary interference with the pur suits ot the citizen, will result in more benefit than to adopt measures which could only assist limited interests, and arc eagerly, but perhaps naturally,souglit for under the pressere ol temporary cir If, therefore, I refrain from suggesting to Congress my specific plan for regulating the exchanges of the country ; relieving mercantile cmbar rassments: or interfering with the ordi nary operations of foreign or domestic commerce ; it is from a conviction that such measures arc not within the con stitutional province of the General Gov ernment, and that their adoption would not promote the real and permanent wel faro of those they might be designed to aid. The difficulties and distresses of the times, though unquestionably great, are limited in tlicir extent, and cannot be regarded as affecting the permanent prosperity ol the nation. A using great degree, from the transactions of foreign and domestic commerce, it is upon them that they have chiefly fallen The great agricultural interest has, in many parts ol the country, sintered com paratively little ; and, as if Providence intended to display the munificence of its goodness at the moment of our great est need, and in direct contrast to the evils occasioned by the waywardness of man, we have been blessed throughout our extended territory with a season of general health and of uncommon fruit fulness. The proceeds of our great sta ples will soon furnish the means of liqui dating debts at boino and abroad; and con ributiiijr equally to tho ruvival of commercial activity and llie restoration of commercial credit. 1 deeply regret that events have occurred which reipiiru mc to ask your consideration ofoucli serious topics. I could have wished that, in making toy lust communication to the assembled represutntiven of my country, J had nothing lo dwell upon but her unalloyed prosperity, hincu it is otherwise, wo can only li-el more deeply the responsibility of the res pectivo trusts that have been confided to us, and under llie pressure of difficulties uuitu in invoking tho' aid of the Supremo lluler of nations, nnd in laboring with zealous resolu tion to overcomu the diificullics by which we are environed. 1'oi.k was eleclcd Speaker on tho first bal lot, by a majority of eight votes. A correspondent of the New York Mcr. cantilo Advertiser who writes from Provi dence thus speaks, of a grand Whig meet ing in that city: Mr. Whipple inado n speech which but few orators in this country could surpass. Ai nbout half past 9 o'clock, Mr. llurgcs followed I will give you his exordium: "Mr. Chairman : 1 have not tho viiniiy to attempt to detain this meeting, after the superior refreshment which bus just been presented lo us lor who. Sir, shall have skill lo paint after Raphael or the prcsuuip. i Itin to add another thunderbolt to tho Ju piter Olvinpus nf Phidias? At my udvuu eed age, I shall not attempt lo pursue tho snow flako in Us deduces. An humble iecn frilled at homo this year, and in a way lo sat- fy llie public that Burlington is nt last fully rc- lecmed fiom llie irproar.h of being llie sliong bold of 'i'oryifin. Tor many has she cnduied llie mollification of having her principles ami senti ments inisieprcsented, but thanks lo llie liuncriv md intelligence of her cilizcn?, ihey hae judged the adiniuisiraliuii by its fruits, unit at last nobly 'indicated their political character fiom the ic pio.ich under which it has loo long sufieted. The fiecinen of litis town at die polls on Tuesday pro nounced tlicir decision in language so (inn and unequivocal ns lo leave the iidiniiiiitrntion paily without a hope of reversing it, fur it is 1I12 lesull ofpaliiolic dulibeiate reflection il has been made nl a time ulicn the nicasuics and policy of the ml- iniuisiialion were lully developed, and from a just appreciation of their chaiacler and tendency. Such a change, made under euch circumstances, cannot vc ate confident bo ever reversed if the spirit and devotion which achieved it are equalled by the animated moderation, firmness and perse verance which llie character of our fellow citizens warrant us to anticipate. Our county delegation will I lis jear Bland 12 whig to 5 lories. Last j car the irprcscnlativcs were equally divided. lion. Joel Allen (Whig) is eleclcd Senator in Grand Isle Oounlv, bv 51 mijoriiv. PnusiUEvr's Messaou. Poor trash. "tub election. Our returns are thus fur too limited and imperfect to enable us to form any very definite opinion as to tho result. Mcs Jenison and Camp are undoubtedly elect ed, but it is rendered more than probable that there is no choice for Treasurer. Mr Clark has received very few votes in Calu odnia and WanliiiiL'toti Counties, nnd lias fallen off more or less in almost every other county. The Election of Treasurer in all probability devolve on the House. In U',isbi:ii;tou and Oranae Counties the Hugs have lost, and in Franklin gained several members. Helow we annex all the returns received. CtlrTTCNDUN COU.NTV. Tiurlimztim Harry liradley task remains lor me; which, as you know, faction ol individual concerns, and thus Sir, is lo "Gather up the frugmenU." liiillim ChnrhUc Colchester Encr Hineslnirzk Huntington Jrritlw .Millnn Jtichmnml She t hum SI, (hnrifc UmterhUl Wistfurtl milistim VOTK JUirlincton, lioltou, Charlolle. Colchester, Esex. Imesbiirgh, Huntington, .lenco, Milton, Richmond, Sliilliurii, Si. (Jeorge, Underbill, U'c-t ford, Wilhstou, Chcheu Jlmjaltan Jironhjhld Monlietier WttUrlmry A'orlhficld Jtcrlin Plainkid .MaAhfield Jiarrc Middlesex .Montnwn Worcester Orange Jtaxhuri Jlighga'tc SI. 'ltliuns Georgia Swiintun Sheldon .Miildlrhurij fr.rgeims Jiiilluud Jutirfield Fletcher Ihilcersficld Fairfax SUiwc Caitlctnn Piltford Mention John Cineo I'itt E. Ilewett Tli. llmwnoll Hymn Stevens Sieph. IJyington John rinvder, Lyman Field Geo. Avers A. Flajig Kami. Fletcher If cult. Lock wood It. l'nrker Win. Wood David French foii fen wmii-i. W. r. w. T. T. W. W XV. w. T. XV. XV. T. W. W. Van S. Miller. Chit. lias. 350 3-llJ L'tlll "117 .09 511 100 100 15 15 00 91 172 17": M0 U'i 39 -10 107 107 9!! 9!! 159 159 133 133 30 110 91 90 DO !!0 30 30 1 2-1 0 G 107 107 b'5 115 131 70 tiO 93 Winslow T. Norm None , h. II. IVek Paul Dillingham Averill Corey Palmer Cole J. Scott Vincent Carpenter llrown , Peabody Sampson llrown .In lit) Smith Dee Foster Keith lirewster II. Seymour Solomon Foot Joab Sin Kit John Kinsley jr. II. lla.elton Alfred Wheeler Elisha Cady Wcbtover Kellogg Gibson T. T, T. W. T. XV. T. T. T. T. W. W. w. w. w. w. T. W. T w. w. t. Clarendon Smith w. Wntlingford Howlrtt I. Danhij litirklin t, Shrrohnry llolden I. Orwell Chittenden w. Ilrandnn Farm ml w. Pilhftrld Unckwrll w. JU.'llolly Crawley w. Sudbury Kolchuui t. JIuhbardlon St. John w. Fair Haven Kitrigo w. Pnultnoj Fnriihnm w. Snlthury Harrow w. Warren Warner I. Whiting Walker t. Leicester Caprotr w, Irn Mason w West Haven Atlniin w. Hcnwn Field w. Chittenden Mitchell t. .Middlclmen Paul w. Timnnulh Unllad W. Pnuttll Potter t. Wcalhrrsfield Lawrence w. Cuvr.ndhh Jiickman w. Ludlow Fullnin w. Chester Field t. Jlnccingham Seavor t. Norwich Patridgo t, IJridpnrt Cory W. Shoreham ). Fisk w. Iraburgh Ira II. Allen w. Dt-rby L. Richmond w. Snlrm Noys Ilopkinson w. Newport More w. Urowninglon lluntoon w. Craflsbury Hastings w. Glover llnrdy t. Trny Warner t. Albany It B. Hovey t. Lowell w. Harlan A. C. Robinson t. Greensboro Page t. Eden Brown t. Vorta ron (JovciiNoii. Jenison .Bradley Burlington, 350 290 Bolton I 53 Charlotte 100 1-1 'olcbester E-scx 103 172 Ilinesbtirgh MG 39 Huntington Jericho 1S7 93 Milton 103 133 Richmond Sholbiirn CO 30 Si. Georgo 27 1 Underbill Westf'ord 109 DO Williston 129 30 St. Albans, 32 90 Enosbtlrgh, 124 33 Fairfield, 132 100 Fairfax, li2 G3 Georgia, 127 27 S wanton, 123 127 Higligate, 23 113 Mary Wilcox's Estate. h. the HUbscri!ie:s having been appointed by the Honorable the probata Court for tho district nf Chittenden Commissioners to receive examine and adjust tho claims nnd demands of all persons against the Estate of Mary Wilcox, latoof Westf'ord, in said dlstiicl deceased, Itoprosenlcd insolvent, and uUo nil claims and demands exhibited in offset there to, and his months from the day of dale here, of being allowed for that purposo by said Court do thcicforo hereby give notice that wu will alleiid lo the business of our appoint ment at tho dwelling of Allen Stone, in Wcstford in Raid District on the first Mondays of October and February next, at 10 o'clock A. M.on each of said days. Dated Ibis Gth day of Scptcmbsr A. D. 1037. ISAAC CHASE, rnmM JOHN MORSE, 0,nrs' One of the most singular incidents con nrctcd with the political history of the times, is the fact, that the publishers of Van Buren papers can get no intelligence from the late western elections- Extra ordinary as it may appear, they have yet heard nothing from Kentucky, Indiana and renncssce except from one or two dis tricisin the latter State and what is still worse for llieir readers it is not probabl they ever will! Wo understand that the approaching 1 lth of September will bo coinmenunora led by a public celebration at Alburgl Springs. J amr W.AiiswoiiTir, an Englishman nged 2o years, was found dead in hi shop near the wharf, on Wednesday moriiin last. The jury of inquest Euniinoned on the occasion came lo the conclusion that his death was the result of a fit of apoplexy NEW YOltK .t 1 A It K E T S A T U !' DAY I-l.ouu 1 lie inaiKet for Western has bi.n romplcicly cxhaiNied ; so much so diiiiic mc lay tbe p.i-t eek llieie w,n not a biricl in lirn haniN a eircumianre that has not happened be. fun- in a ear. Even the "teat bulileis. who bavp hail imineiirc slocks ni did'emit periods, had i-old llifir last liinel. I be in ulu't has iheiefino been verv linn at i) ."50 it 9 75. Ohio 9 n 0 25. Verv liille .Siiuibein bete, anil hut little duiii'. sales n't S 75 in f) 25. The Mok of nil desei intimu i.i uiaikelH exrpediinly bain, ami daillv receipts II. (iltAIN I lie fiork of uhcut inmaikel icallv iciluecJ, I ol 1 1 1 in.' half mill. iuu uf hurlieU on hand, as Iih been ibe ea-e. have nut now oxer sixty five ilion.-aiiil, nnd that ma-lb of mi inferior quality. Tho iran iciinin nf llie uetk ham not In en I'sfensiie. Sales iifi hoire fniein al 91 00, nnd infei ior ai 1 20 .1 SI ".0. fl( Ke die stuck i 1101 l.ujje, ami prices well pin. Mined, sales ill 0 a 85 c ents. Corn nil llie .Souiheiu has been sold at 93 a 95 rents. Corn all 1 lie Southern has been fold 111 .OJJ ,1 95. Jersev 1 Oil els. ftew (Jals mine in fieelv. Sales nt 45 n 50 reins. I'llOVLSlONfj The snnnlies of I'oik has been so "it'll, and llm 111:11 Koi so dull. that prices derl I 1 in 2 dollar n biriel. Sales nfMei-s at $17 a 20, and I'linie ai $Ci 1-2. The slnek ol lieef is so nvideratn lint nnces me well Hislaine l. Side at last week's tales. STATU OF FEIU!OjYT, DIrTKICT OP CIIITTK.NOEN, 83. AT a Probate Court holdcn at Curling ton, within and for tho District afore said on the 21st day of August A. D. 1 037 an instrument purporting to lie the last will and Testament of Hot iNewcll late ot Clinrlottc in said District leceaed, was) presented to the Court here for l' Amos Clark the Excctnr, therein named. I iir.iir.ronE it is ordered by said Court, that public notice be given to all petsnns concerned therein In appear before paid Court, at a tcssion thereof to be holdcn at IJiirhngion on the 2d. Wednesday Septem ber A. I). 1337 and contest the probate of aid Will, and it is further ordered that this order be published three weeks sue ccssively in the Free Press a news paper printed at Juirhngioti, in tins btale, the last of which shall be previous to tho day signed, ns aforesaid for hearing. Given under rnv hand 1 r,t the Rpgistcr'it Ollicc, lliis2ltdayof AiiL'ixt A. 1). 1337. W M . WESTON. R'L'iiter. Harry Scott's Estate. STATE OF VERMONT lJtsTiucT or fiitANn isr.K ( AT a probate Court holdcn at the pro bale Ollicc in North Hero in said dis trict on the 19th dav of August A. D. 1337. Present tbe Hon. Joel Allen Judje. An instrument purporting to be the last will und testament of Harry Scott, late ot Ide La Molte 111 said district deceased, being presented to the Court hero by Grorc Scott, one of the Executors there in named for Probate. It is ordered by aid Court that all persons concerned therein be notified to appear at a session of said Court, to be holdeii at the dwelling botise of Jedediah P. Ladd. in North Hero, on the fourth Monday of September next, at one o clock in tbe afternoon, and fchew cause if any they have against tho probate ofsaitl Will, for which purpose it is further ordered that a copy of the record of this order bo published three weeks succes sively in the Burlington Free Press, a newspaper printed at .Burlington, in llie County of Chittenden, as soon as may be. A true copy of rerord. Attest. A. KNIGHT, Register. FIRE! FlilE! rTlHE members of tho Vermont Mutual JL Fire Insurance Company are hereby notified that the following assessments have been made by the Directors. 011 nil notes in force, on the following days, to wit : Nov. 19, 1030, I 1-4 of 1 per cent, Dec. 3, 12 " Jan. 13, 1037, 1-4 " " " " March II, " 1 4 " " " March 20, 12" " May 10, " 1-4 " " " " Milting 3 per cent, assessment for the year; which is lo be cast on the origin al amount of the premium note, without reference to any endorsement, and the same to bo paid to the Treasurer ot his of fice in Montpelipr. on or before the 13th day of October, 11137. An opportunity will be presented to forward assessments by the members of the Legislature, and those who neglect to forward the ninotiiU when due, are referred to the Gth Sec. of the Act attached lo each policy for the consequen ces. II v order of the Director. HOMER W. H EATON, Treat. Montpeher, Aiir. 10, 1337. AUCTION SALE. ILL bu sold in lots to suit purchasers at the subscribers Ware house on the Wharf on Sa'urdnv the 15th iiift. nt 2 o'clock P, M. 100 Sacks of Liverpool SHI. I'Ol.l.KTl" Oi lillADI.UVS. September 7. 1337. WE have soveral small accounts, against different individuals, which we wish thorn to call and settle immediately, nt the Variety shop. PANGHOUX & imiNSMAID. September 8, 1037. Cash paid for Wheat. HICKOK & CATLIN will pay Cnsh for wheat, according to qnnliiy ,deliv ori'd at the Grist Mill at the Fulls, or at their ttore. Burlington, Sept, 0, 1037. 1 LOUR from New Wheat, just receiv cd und for sale by HICKOK & CATLIN. September 5. 1337. CLOVHR SEliO. 'UST received nnd for sale by HICKOK & CATLIN. SEUI) WHEAT & RYE. ON hand and for sulo by JOHN UARSTOVv. TO WOOL GROWERS & DEALERS. THE Subscriber has opened a depot KOIl TIIK UKCKI'TIO.V AND rUUMC SALE OF AMKIUC.VN AM) VOnKlON WOOL, in the City of New-York. The First Sale will he announced os early as practicable, and afterwards continued at regular periods as may be deemed expedient. The extent lo which the growth and man ufacture of 'Ins article has arrived in this country, funning os it does, one of the tlnpb's of production, 11s well ns of exten sive importolion, renders the establishment of a regular market, where the Fanner can avail himself of the full prices paid by manufacturers, and where Manufacturers may. nt slated periods find a full supply, and suit their purchases exactly according to their wants, is not naly desirable, hut ab solutely necessary for the profit and con venience of both clashes. To the Farmers p-peciiilly it is all important, that they should enjoy a regular market and the ud vantage o'' full competition, ui-teud of beinr compelled to submit to llie prices ti fibred by speculators, whose intunnte, knowledge of the wants of Manufacturers, and whose nicer judgment 111 the articles, has given I hem great advantage, and often compelled a great sacrifice on the pari of the Former. The city of New-York being by far the greatest market where Manufacturers find a sale for their fubnes, it is placed beyond n doubt, that, if the growers and dealers m Wool, avail themselves extensively o thi opportunity of offering their Wool for salt-, it will bring together, as purchaseis, all the principal Manufacturers of llie North ern Stoles: mid give, not only to the buyer nnd seller every advantage- that cmi'bti offered, but regularity and stohihty to tint market which has not" before existed m I Iih country, and which in other wool growing countries lm been productive of the greut est benefit to nil classes, Persons wishing to enter llieir Wnul fur Sale, are desired lo correspond early wtlh the subscriber. JOHN A, PARKER. New York July 13, 111.17. ) Curnei of Wall vt Sijulh Si I)n

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