Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 29, 1837, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 29, 1837 Page 2
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V It 1 D A Y M O It N I N 0 , DECEMUKIt 29 A very interest ing debate occtiretl in I lie Sonnto uf the United States on Munday week, in which the part taken by Mr. C'ny of Kcnlncky, must commend him to oil parties except the nllra Southerners lor libcralily and fairness. The vexed qucs lion of abolition won introduced into the Senate by Mr. Vn!l, of Now Jersey, who presented n petit inn from certain cit iz-.-iih ol that Stole, proving iho r.bohlian n' lavcry in the Dibtrict of Columbia. Mr Grundy moved in lay the pet it inn on the tabic, but withdrew his motion nt the re quest of Mr. Clny. That gentleman then iiated that In him il wn nianife! llinl Iho feeling nn the subject of abolition ia rapidly extending, and he appealed to Mr. Wall, and other Senators from States whence theso petitions wcro received, whether many of them did not originate more from a Willi to defend the right of petlthn Hum from any other object. llo inquirpd whether the prcsumpiinn that this Fncred right was ailrd by lliu Southern mem ber?, was not used an a means to ohinm petitioners. It was well known that hi own opinion upon the prayer of these pcli lions was that they should not bo granted: but he thought it the high duty of the Sen. alo to consider whether it would not be better to refer these petitions to the Com mittee on the DiMrict.and obtain from that Committee a report on the subject. For himself Mr. Clay strongly advocated e-ucli a coureo.as calculated to restore peace and tranquility to the public mind upon the aubject. Mr. Wall replied in the afiir. mativc to the questions of the Senator from Kentucky, and gave it as hio opinion that if such petitions had been received and referred to the Committee on the District it would havo ropressed the spirit of Abo lition'um in New Jersey and other Slates. Mr. Calhoun hore rose and spoke with contempt of any such course. lie r-aid the petitions originated in a wild fanaticism He would meet them at tho threshold and thought a joint rciolutiou should pass both Houses prohibiting their introduction except when preferred by cuizens of the District. Mr. Roane, of Virginia, and Mr Srange, of North Carolina, spoke in the same strain. Messrs. Swift and Pren tiss, of Vormont, Nilcs of Connecticut, and Davis of Massachusetts, agreed with Mr. Wall. Tho latter gentleman spoke at aome length, and with much ability. The debate lasted till four o'clock, when Mr. Grundy moved to 'lay ' question ot re ceiving tho poiiiione on the tabic.' rrrThe Montreal Courier says that there has "not boon a single pii-oner condemned or lf.d under Martial law." Of those taken at F.ustache, seventy wcro discharged tho next day, and tho ladies, it u said, aro petitioning for Bouchell's release. This has thrown the Herald into a perfect phrenzy. What ! no hanging ! Insufferable. Ono day rather between two days, last week a very loyal citizen ol this place tool; it into his head to travel; and, while the fit was on him, about the twelfth hour of the night, harnessed his dapplo grey and Bet ofi. About the twelfth hour of the day, however, his creditors came to the conclu sion that ho had taken with him more goods and chattels than he had left behind, and therefore joined in pursuit. AH went well the first day, our traveller was not molested, and those who followed found lib trail as distinctly marked as that of a blazing star, But now ye gods, he propi tious. How in a mortal man, of fuir pro portions, clnlhed even with tho'nwignin of royalily, travelling in slain, with soivanis and out riders, to escape the undying per ecculion of constable'! and catch-poles ? 'I havo il ! Papineau I tlni's the conn, tcrtign" and straightway ho began in talk Fiench, ark the piiee of gun-', unci iliqui.ro tho way to Springfield. Half " dollar just paid fur a giant nf brandy, nnd five franci was plenty good for iho nsinti ished and admiring hustler who held hi inatchlefs greys by iho bit, and lifted his ponderous trunks of gold. Ni vcr wa prince or potentate surrounded with a more efficient body guard. A hml, that I!nii.-li emissaries were in pursuit, was Miflicieut ; und like a ghost at day break, all nnces ol our hero disappeared Willi the rising Mlu. Few knew any thing about linn, and ihoi-e who did only saw him driving furinu.-!y up eome crois road or by path, which goner, ally terminated in a wood lot or quagmire. It was in vain that tho pursuing parly expostulated and endeavored to prove tho pacific cliaraclor of their mission--nobody would listen to a word of il. and they were generally insulted, by those In whom they applied for Information. ''You want to catch Mr Papineau, do you !" said an Am aznn of a woman, flourishing her broom stick significantly at friend Lane ; "but kt mo tell you the sooner you get hack to Canada the better, you blond-thirsty ninn etcr 1 If my huiband waB hero, you'd catch jl." Finding it all in vain, tho pursuit turn irivnn no. under the full conviction that it would be very difficult to smuggle Mr. Papineau nut of Vermont admitting that ho wau in it. Sir Francis Head has made- a formal appli cation to tho Guvornnr (.Vow York to deliver up M'Kunzio to Iho Hriti-h aulhorilios, as a futon. Governor Marry respectfully informs Sir Francis (hat tho doiinqnii'il is nut within his jurisdiction ; lint, lhat if ho was, ho would not molest a hair of his head. There is not u pics in Iho Stale- ofVurmont that approves of the lain petition to iho Gov ernor. The Montreal paper do. Fuom Mexico.' We havo been kindly favored with (he following extract of a letter from a gentleman now on the Mexi can coast, to his friend in this plane, dated Viiiu Cniz, Dec. I IIS37. There is lit lit new or interest in;; here, A better feeling Inwards us is said no.v to predominate in lint country anil to be' in creasing, and I believe il only necessary for our government to cherish, to secure it which ii; ol no lill'e importance, to our commerce. An earthquake has recently done much damage, il is rsniJ, at Mexico The efi'tcts exiended all through the conn try to this place, where it has injured Minn of the dwellings At present, things nre in a quid slate here, hut the hotter inform I'd are daily expecting a revolution in the government. The people are very much dissatitfied with the present consolidated or central form, and wish to change it to the old federal or 6tate form a very good and wise notion probably, if they aro snfii cicntly enlightened to avail themselves of its advantages, which is doubtful. Extract of a letter Sault au Ufcom.ett, Dec. 10, 1037 On the Mlh I followed tho ihu troops (1200 strong with a good train of artillery, nioitars and rockets) to Si. Euslaclio, and witnessed the botibaiduicnt and burning of lhat place, and 1 can assuro you il was a spirit stirring scene The action lasted nearly four hour?, and Iho Canadians mado a bravo defence, cons-idcrin their means. They fought from Iho houses and church with common fowling pieces. Theirjnurnber I do not know but it was nol great. The loss on both sides you will get in the papers, and that correctly. I will only say that I saw tho next day a great number of dead on thefi'dd where- they wcro shot, and, thai died of their wounds in all, 1 was told 35, but did not count them. How many were burnt in the buildings wo know not. In the Church 1 saw the remains of a n umber almost consumed. Tho whole scene was ono I never wish to witness again, and tho exhibition in the hospital of mangled limbs and perforated bodies, was too much for mo to look upon with composure. Ono stout six foot fellow luuucil as though hu uiiiiu irom a iio.-y .voriu. His face was burnt black, and his cars and neck wcro a complete blister, with a thick head of hair burnt to a cinder; still ho set in his chair . and looked as undaunted as a lion, fiut tho scene beggais description. Thus you see our war is at an end; but its cfi'cci8 will bo sevcrol felt for years by many. I believe, however, that good will grow out ol il to the country at large. Il cannot he otherwise, for we shall gel rid ofa great many ambitious factious spirits, that have kept the country in a turmoil lor years, and wo shall hi) mad'! an Kogli-h province with Etigh.-li law-, or our rulers will hu In bhiino. No.v that the lighiihg is over, the halter and l)cnnudn wll cmne in for I heir share. Some will b sacrificed, no doubt ; Inn I hope and believe the gov eminent will be mild. The village ol Si Kuiacho, was nno ol the 1 1 r o 1 1 1 , f t in the country, with many line buildings. Thu church which wn new. cot '1000, mid was one of i he hand sonic-i country edfieos in the Province. Our Cinadian neighbor in the Lower Province are lowering ilietr lonu a little of late. In-'tead ol threats in "mioso" mi ext iriuinaM.' iho universal ynnkeo 1 1 :i t i . ti we have now the pri'claiiiii'iou nl h in! (ins ford cannoning Ims good nod loyal snhjicis in nh-crvo gri n' I'm hearanco loiv.iril. 1 1 1 t r luelhri'ii si. nth o I'nrty five. Wdoi her Hits aci of povertgn clemency is meant to o.-u-ud In us rebehous patriot,," or nnlv in iho "signers," we nre no', (pule certain; but, taken in connection with Iho following letter Irom I he attorney general, in reply tu (he Si, Albans nud Svauton rrsnlut ions, wo can hardly tloubi lhat iho suhjeeis ol Her youthful Majesty ore actually "beni on peace.1' Monti;: a i., Dr.c. 10, 1 fJ37. Dkah Sin I beg leave "In oiler you my bebi ihanliH lor having given uic communi. ration ol I In-' letter nddro-scd In yon nu tin; I5ih in-i. by thu Honorable Mr. Smith ol St. Albans. I am glad of llm nppnrtiinily which is thus afforded me of noticing thu cause of complaint put forlh by thu citizens of St Albans, against the pcuplu residing n Lower Canada, an opportunity ot winch I proceed to avail niysell without lots ol lima. In lite first place, I can assure you that I am utterly unaware, notwithstanding H, exten-ive information as in passing cv" uls ; which from my ofTictnl situation I must he supposed to possess, that any threats have been mailt' by men of influence or others in Hits Province, thai iliey would burn suine ! of thu villages ol'iho ciliz"iis of iho State I of Veiinnni. J shall came u sincl enquiry I lo he made into I he truth of this elinrgu.nnd I if tho acciKiilmn t-hoiild prove In bu well fniiudi'd, I shall nut fail to raitso thu guilty i lo bo punished to the ul moat rigor of thu low. 2. I havo nol the. slightest knowledge that any American citizen has been arret ed and detained by military force, within thu Province, whilst horn on lawful bu-i nu's and without having done any thing tu violation of the laws ol I he Province. 3 I can most nostlivelv assure ynu thai no orders havo been given lo any civil or military officer, In arrest any American citizens or punish any American citizen ac cording In Mnrlliil Law, for that wlnrii he mav have said or ilnnn while within the ju risdiction ol Ihe United Slates. To i-stin -uch orders would hu n violation of nil law mid of every principh ofju-tice; nviolriiou. ni' which it i- impossible In suppose that any civilized government would just ify. 4. I am entirely ignorant of thu occur, rence of any sitc'i' fact as I hal "Inenl i Hied under the iourlli head, namely lhat irtil'd it nud ollieer nf tin- Province have h-ieu within lb" Untied S'ales for the iiurim.ml making arrest tin- I am certain I'm' no nfiii'er of i h" Province would da'u to mutt such an offence, and if he shnilil. In- conduct would meet with condign i.uu ishiuen'. Having thus aiwwcrml as to my ovn know ledge and conviction the abore ground of iMtnplainl . I have now to fa e thai I shall iinuif diatelv call the aiientitn of Hi Kxrellencv the Governor in Chlefio IIih verv imnorlant stibieci and in order tt enable mo to do so with tun greater "'ii-'Ct. I hope ymi will allow me to tian-unl for His Lordship's information as well .Mr. Smith's letter n the number of th" Frank lin Me-i-enger containing Hie account ol'lhe meeting h"ld at St. A'ban on the 12 h inst lunching the mid mailer of complaint. Il will lam confidenljiiilord His Lord-hip Iho highest snli-faclion to learn from such a respectable source as your corre-poiubuit (in confirmation nf his own previous con vie linn) thai it is the intention of American ciiiz"iis lo maintain nn honorable aiti'uil" in relation to the present snte nf things in this Province, and such an altitude as can give un just offence to any one. Willi re spect to Her Majesty's s-nbjects in the Prn. vtnee I mav with propriety appeal to you, yourself (of Amoi-mn origin and who. have so many years resided n jug Us) if it is nol their universal wish lo lieeptirnler any ctr cumstances a friendly feeling and preserve a cordial iindersinndieg with the Citizens of the United Stales, To say nothing of Ihe strong tie of common origin and other strong lies, how can il bo otherwise, after the many proofs which wo have seen and experienced of iheir generous leeling and sympathy for British subjects, whenever an opportunity lias been afforded for their exorcise, I have the honor to be Dear Sir, Your most nbpdtcnt,,sprvant, C. R. OGDKN, Jlt'y General. Jason C. Pit:nct: I3sq. St. Johns, L. C. ( It is reported that tho rebellious spirit is again manifesting itself in tho neighborhood of SI. Hyacinth, and ono of the Montreal pa pon expresses an opinion lhat iho Canadians will not stay "oxtenninaled." "Thoni is just my sentiments, Mr. Speaker." Villainous. .Mr. Allen's blacksmith ,.,., near Ihe Square, was broken open on Monday night, and four sells of Bellows wantonly destroyed by cuttinir. Two persons havo been arrested and committed to jail on sus I'tcion. UPI'UIt CANADA. Lkwistok, Dsn IS, 1S37. A rrinlcr.vmts wns opensil m, Fiiil.iv iifeinnnn l in, and iho I'.mint el I.ud nurieil nn N.ivy l-l.iml mIhhu ilui'p mill- sili.it t- i, ijj.ii, i F.i II Tlii l-l.in-l milium. nli-mi fiOO.iri.- iindi wiihiii die iliiiiiiiniiiH ,' llci' .ljciiy Tho lnu' sue iii.o-ln , u uli Iiiii one Iim-i'IiIi- "I.iimIim',' ili-e near the li.ul 1. 1' die l-I.Hiil .Ji, ih. ii n F-ni-.ll Imil, nl iiii-ii reul.l u-iiil.f. iinv f-iii-e uhii li nml, I In. ,Hiii Iliem. A miii-Ii n- v;i- f,n itifil mi i i,. v 11 nl' (10 well miini-iI men. nn S,, .iV nl 1 1 nVlmk A. M. Hie fee.' oiiHi.ti-il nf 1-K) iiikI ji-slrid.n .100. 'eUi"ii.ie i- iheie ni ,i iiliniiliii.ili' r.ii,ini . (ii-n. V.ui l!i-ii.w,.i,., -. ilifiijnislii-il uelii.ili- ni i-m I'"'1" i fi"i in ''in l nml ("nl. Sulii'i l.iinl siTiind l'lii- nn- ui-ll iniiiili.il iih ; i , tis .iiiiiuii niii 'ii .Hid iiiiIii.ii sinies nl" i-m-i kind. ,eii. V mi l!. ii..iil.i. n-.K M-sipiil-ij tr-rfuie.S with nn i-Ii-u..ii M(, ,i, inilit;n ,trn, -Mi, ill exi-iifiiieni .mil nl. inn u.i i- i-i ii-nrin nil iln '."lei- sidi S.ilniil. mi lin; ii-nw ,f die inli-lheni-e. Vi slenl.iy ,iipi lm-,n, M I l oiiliiniiei in pnilv ..I Ij.i.i I',,, ,n ('liiii,iw-i In nnv if, nut llie IpI.iii I. Th' eii. t i.i If. I .mil niii-1 pi In I. iy in. nlics iii tli nider, ,i six (luiiiil Hieii-ieiiseV ll-I.Hl Im-,1 .ll'll iliem. T. r.lUf, i. ICS. peeled, .mii.h.I die i,i,. f die nniMinn, il ii s.iiil, m ilmp in.,ei !e.,, I'll,. (,,,, h,. 1 ,,,u 1U1, il i pmhilile ilu- imiilil h,ie fitlen inln die 1,'ipnN "U-l li.-en pieeipim i-il i.u-i die I-1., II,, h.,d leu dp". Truth. In dm no ej nn npp-.d m In. nin.kei, inii-eil iliem In dieiv self pn.fi',, inn, rl sih-i,-i-.. il.il. h'Oii-iei, in u.iinii, die nppn.iie Mine, nml llien iii'Im-i in nliej tin- nul l finni ill- l-l.oul is rvidi'in-e di, il iliet ueie nn.iu.u,. nl die ii.f.nm nlerli ieie nl li.ii.il in Inn hmi,Ii.,,i,-i-, V i l.'-iin di n die I'niiinl. niiK ili.jne'l n (jne die Ii n.ilsi.. in die l,ii ii n- it ell n ill,- rlime, "'111'" Pi" 'II llll-lll-e ,.f ill (. nl' ill I'.'lll'l', plinniil lii'i, l ' 1 1 1 1 1 1 nn n i,u I, A i ei-.-ii in- .in- lim.iK liein. innile Ki ih-'ir iiiini l'i. "ml fi "Inn e h hi-,(-, ,, ,,, .,m i.,,y e I'n l ciu.-rlu-. leu i.i-d iii pii dim die emnlier e.lllll I lie Il-F4 It 500 II I, lliiileixlnlill ill. II I tin field pie.'t llni! Iii en :, in. intil in llie I-I.iimI pini-e l.ipi Iii. itlni li mil ill ike hx Iniii' IS -iihI inn d pniii.ili'i The .ih'iM-iiirniin iiinn H mil. imiii. illy i-nnrci, nn we h ue II finm .i i-i'ien nl' lli pl.n-e uh-i u.it )e,ieiil.i iipnii die I l,i nil , nml i u'lM'il iiih Imdi MnrKi n.ie nml V.ni lien... il.n-r, To pii'ienl iiii-nppii'lii'ii.inii ii pIiuuIiI hu Fi.iicil dial Inn fmv of die me u it.i tivu Aini'i ie.in cm- 7.CII-. A pruclauialion has been in-neil frnm Ihe ImiiuiI, silting forth lliu objects ol'lhe perMins npseiubleil thorn, mid calling upon the reformers nf Canada lo inaku il the placu nf rendezvous, and In lend their aid otherwise in revolutionizing the province. This is pig tied by Win. Lyon Mackenzie, as chairman pro Icm. of ihn l'rovincnl Guvcruineiii of the Siato of Upper Uana da. It nates thai the force embodied on Navy land is well supplied with the necessarica of war, the contribution of their friends in New York ; and offers a bounty of three hundred ucrea nf land to all volunteers who will lend their personal aid in bringing- to n cnnchijinn lliu ('anil, dian suugglo for independence. The pa- triuts aru enjoined unt tu commit any excesses on the property or permum of Iho royalist, on pain uf the severest puuUh incut. A reward of five hundred pound is offired for Sir Francis Head, lhat "ho may bo dealt with as may appertain tu justice." In Ibis paper it is also formally slated that (he command of the military forces is given In Gen. Van Rensselaer, sun uf Gen. S. Van Rensselaer of Albany, assisted by sundry other military men, who arc named. IiOWHIl CANADA. Tho following account of I ho engage, mnnt at Si. 1'juslachu, is given by tnc Pranklin Mostingcr, on tho authority of Cap'.. Marryail, who acied ai aid lo Sir John Col li 1 1 r n on llie occasion. On thu ui'iruiuo of the It h nil. the troops under the couiiinuil ol Sir John Collinrn odvanced Irom S-. Marim lo St. Kuiiuche. About I welve o'clock. I hu ar lidery opened iipnu the riohi of Iheir po -1 1 i 1 1 at the dlntnuce of eight hlllidred yards. The position taken by the enemy

was ono of reuoirkahle Ftreiielh, coutsinl mg of tho Church nud Convent of (St. lOosinche, fi inked by I wo stone hnu-ra in front, and strong pa lii-ltle down to llie river in Ijteir rear. Had il been well deleiided i hero vvou'il have b 'en ihe greatest ililli cully in di-.iilgiug iliem. Al the com uiencenii'iii of iho aliark the fnrco of the Patriots Coil-isled of I'JOI) uii'll Willi Iheir leaders GinotlAlU) nml (Z lIl'.MKti ; hot shortly alter Hie halite comuieueeil Gi rouard anil aboiil 000 of iheir un n left for St Uenott. Three hundred men only wen left with Chenier to defend the post". Tht gnus were then advanced in front ol tin.' church nud tl.e troops entered the town A small fire was directed from Hie e lurch tipnu ihe iroop-i, bul without much efl'ec5. In n In Mit an hour Ihe enemy sei liru li their flanking house on the left for the pi'posc ol o-capuiir ihronirh the Miloke Hut (lie troops luiuieilnilely ailvaueed and surrutinded Iheir nositiou. The Church doors were cut down with axes and the whole garrison stunned. All who snrren. dered, to I lit; amount of one. hundred anil twenty were made prisoners. The rest wore shot wtlh iheir arms in Iheir hands or aiteinp'ing lo c.-enpe: aniony; whom wap Chenier Iheir leader. The fire was coin municaied from I he house to thu Church nud other buildings until I wo thirds of the town was constiiiiued. The Fiddlers were compelled in pull down two or three of the ln)iiea to prevent llie whole lowtt from burning. Tho loss of tht! Patriots wa about ono hundred! nno hundred dead wern counted, nud many more nio pup posed to have been suffocated by tin: fire. They themselves fetatc one hundred and fifty to be missing, The next day the troops advanced to si. llenoit, where I hey were met with white flags on unconditional surrender, their arms brought in and de livered up The Coinmantler-in chief did nol intend to burn Si Henoit, bul it was set fire to by llie volunteers who had pre viously been plundered by the patriots. - The loss of iho British in this aff.iir wa very trifling one was killed and seven wounded. Of the Patriot leaders Che nier was killed al St. IOnstache--Girounrd shot himself as he was about lo be captor U,l. IJ- i., !).. ... -...I Mr. IJumonchelle are pri-ont rs SURRHNDKIl (Jl' ST. BEN O IT. Agreeably lo Iho informal inn we had received, and which we communicated lo our readers in nnr Int publication, the troop marched from St. Eu-iech on lVi. day morning, anil arrived m St. Benoit about noon. Sir John Colhorne fixed In head quarters in Ihe hou.e ol one Giroimril. an ab-inl and nolori, us rebel j when u body ol iho insurgents (nu are lutormed about I line hundred) drew up m n hue in front ol ihe liou-u. hud down their nrins, nud exhibited while lli-ts in i u,IMi of Mil), mission. In advancing toward l he village wlnii! flag- had been di-played from maiiv ol iho hou-es, all of winch had been rt.v' nectt'd as inilicativt! of the distnil ions of llie inmate-; and oi conieinptnnn the wroiched appearance of lhe.-e vic'ims ol dilu-ton, Hi.- Exct'Keucy was pu-n-ed lo accept of their surrender al iliscreiioii niiherlhan repeal, at Si Beuoii. ihe awful lesfon ot 1 ho previou-day al St. Hnslache Wu are jriven in tii'dersiaud lhai ihe rude lorl.or Fiirlificnllau, which the insurgents had thrown up, and Irom which they" hml once intended in make so fierce a rosisirmce .vns oiden tl lo be di-trnved ; as also Hie hou-es of some lendinu n bol chnrnciers: VV'e are sorry in piale thai wo hnve rea -on lo tear It'o htimauo intoniions of the Commander of Hie Forces have been in pari frustrated, its renrirds the respect ine ofihtj properly ol lie'-.- who had returned lo their alleeiauce. In -nMn Hits we d -ih, I mean to convey the .-li'lile,-t reproiich to 1 he bravo I roups under his column! ; lu-re id' Course linpheillv obeyed Ihe or der- ol iheir Gi neiiil liul we nre very eredibly niloiiiied, thai no sooper had Sir ,.,io inkeii his di-pailore Irom S: . 1 1 . 1 1 . iiinn Ihe village wa- s'l no lirp in sevenil paces. When our inl'ormaiii looked hack upon the place, il nppi-nr. d ho enid ni.. sheet ol livid 11 II1U', nml ihe fire nppenred lo be is-uuie Irom the windows ol the church. We 1 1 ;i v i too much reason lo li ar lhai I he excessive 7.--al ol many ol tho nltin In) altsis, not on duty, limned Hum into acts of vengeance, h ilh at Si. Eiislaelie mil Si. Bennii, nml thai Mime id litem even slnopod to n ppropriale what I hey could nol mistake for ihuir own, ant. winch lliu trunps had spared. The iM nut real Herald, publishes ex tracts from the privalu correspondence found among lliu papers of I)r Wollred Nel-on at Si. Denis, One of the letters is from I'AiMNiu, under dale uf lliu 7h uli and ol'this wu Iran-lute an cxliact which may throw enine light on thu views nud expectations of iho Patriots. "The ngitnliun cnminnucca in Upper Canada. The discontent there is deeply staled. Thu reformers are persiiaileit lhat althouirlt I hey are tu a ureal nuiiiei teiil iiiii jonly, the uueipinl tli-lrilinliiui ofa repre .iMilaliiin, in which lliu small towns elect more represeutaiives thaii the large ctiiin lies, and which thus enables llie l'2vecu live lu purcluise nu apparenl majority m tho legtslatuie ngaiust Hie actual innjority 111 ', hu country, iMItatcs thtin in deeply that I bhouhl nut bo eurpriscd if they should rush into an earlier rcsislanco than t is troui.-r.iny noucipnieu. i sun i tint, with j Iliem. ns with us, without concert, nud without a cDtnin riMin of views, their yottiig men are nrncuring arms, and nccua luiniug Iheuiselvos lo their use. They wish lusend n deputation iifeven ineiubers lo a convent inn; or as I hey call il n (Junjrross of the two provinces, in which they should propnrc a project of n purely denincrntic coiisiiiutiou. und tell I'ltiglaiid that lilts is what we tntt-t have under her adminN Irnttnii, if wu have justice nuil indt'peud nut ly of her if she wil nut concede il. As for mypull', I am of opinion thai our plan of nun consumption and imiliiluin, which will render Iho expenses of lliu colony mure burdensome lo line la nil by the tie c s-H v ofan increased iniltiarv force, nud i In? iltmtiiui ton of her cuiniiierce, is by far Hit! best policy to piir.-uc lor the present. Continue lo push it as vigurotisly as ynu can." A Idler to Dr Nnlsuii from his son. a lad of Inurieen. a pupil in Si. Hyacinth College, dated Ihe 21st uf October, indi eaies that the boy his been throughly imbued wnh l ho doctrines of his father. "I wish." he env. "lhat it will do w-II anil without any noj-e. except with the "liter -uli! which I hale very much. I he. heve that the prediction by Hint inn n nn mod Him rr; will he nrroiiipl-p.hed. wleeh is Hint the province would be nil cover, d with blood ami tlead huilii ." On Ibis Ihe I lerald reinnr l;s, Hiat dent h on t In; sriifl'dil is the best i xatuplo thai such a liuhor can ive lo -neb a child," Thu is n fair specimen of Ihe temper of I he nil rn-Tory ('nniiili.'in pre-s ; nud if the pUIII-huil'lll .if le lli-urjreiils IS fnllowoil up in 'he cold blooded pnliey wlt'eh s re C'uniliehiled. I here can be little rcn-'Mi lo doubt on which hide Ihe syinniihies ot civilf.n ton will ultimately attach. As I he blood of religions martyrs whs the seed of I h" church, the blond ol political martyrs --misled, mistaken, infiiluatetl tlion-.'hthey may lie i- the seed ol ihe rt volution nod inilependauce Tho day has (.'one by for Hie sanguinary enloicein.'iil ol'snch claims as those ol Cheat Brt'iiiu in her' colonics. The insurrection is now in nil probability crushed. Let nol the Brt'ish Giivernuieni 1 1 i lit a -park in its ashes thai shall rektn die Ihe flame that is e.t ilieinslied. Iiu' when lliu Tory journals talk so freely ol Hie "halter." the "scuff i d," and "fnllJing llien lor tho sinlhiws." iliey embody senti ments which canunl fail lo excite all the sytnnnt hies ol humanity, in hi half of even an ill tuned nud unjustifiable popular in surrccliou. IN Y. Courier. Co.NGnnss. In the Senate, on Wcdncs I i - .... u.iy, u inrgu iiumuer 01 petiitons were presented and referred. Mr Grundv, from lliu committee on the Judiciary, reported a oin .) nu-Hi5i public execution-, which was ordered to a second reading. T .. . I. , . . . in me iiiin-e, (lie it lD 1 1 1 1 mi qiiesiiou came up, and crcnled its usual quantum of excitement. Mr. Slade of Vermont ....,... up in,; iiietooruii neriMoloru preM'tit ed by him Irom cerium criz'-ns of thu town of Crafii-bury, in Vermont, praying Ine nboliiiou of slavery and tho slave trade in mo iJistrict ul (Jolumb'n. II,. n.idretsed thu House nt soinu luitgih nn the subject of the prayer of ihu inemonal, and the recepliou of petitions, lie expressed his regret lhat tlejre was mi .-trung n c.p,),. lion on Ihe pan of ihe Hou-u lo tuppress debate upon I Ins subject to sileucu Ihe expression of any opinion upnn it and In put it under thu ban of Congress. Bul 'he people, he .aid. had dulermined it tt.....t.i i... .1. i r-.iwui.i us ut.-i:iit!eii, notwithsiaiiding the ...L.r,., ,.t ,..,r ruiers. Tin' sy-leui of exclusion had been regulated with Ihe nt-mo-t precision. He was surprised al this, considering ihe g-eal io.p.,rii,nco of the subject, and iho great nuinber nf intelligent anil n. dependent citizens who were Iho petilionurs and he moved Hint, the petti inn bu referred lo the Cointntiii-o on the Dis Irict uf Ctilumbia, with in-truclions lo report n bill. Mr. Wise here rose anil protested thai, in this mailer, he ncled without nry concert, and especially with, out any concert wnh tho Speaker. Mr. Simla sinil. that he spoke only of what he saw. II.' did nol tut cm) in Milium,) ,n lit- ciititso of ihe genih ui-in had been -ell led in secret conclave, or by n private agreement. The concert, nf which he had spoken, u as i h,. prnct icnl. ncinnl eonceri winch this conduct of certain gentlemen upnn Ibis subject, exhibited. In said thai I"" u I.lueiila were nut lo be thus jnj. "ell. Their net ion up, in this Mibj, ct win nol to lie Ihu- suppressed. With thein it imis not a mailer merely of sympathy and feeling; II was n mailer of principle, which i hoy wiiii hi. which iheviniist, ,,H,,u up. It w ns no h"s ilpy n,i mil., iho hum w ho liehl save-, bin ii waslhegreal priu ciph'h of Ireedoiii nud ol hoiuaiilty. nl which Iliey had taken h -hi, and they would nol relinquish iheir enisp. Ho mid id, becaosn he wished eeinlernen tu under-, hiiiud how litis maner stood wnh his cm stilueuis. rtcn discussion mui go op, tji would not bo kepi down. He wished Ihe House. Iht'ielore, lo give over litis vain and useless nlletnp', in which Iliey were al present engaged. This stibj.cl mn.-t ho inel. and grappled with. hot the House, then, tin ui it in n mmtlv wv. It was a thing to bu discussed. Thu House must rciismi nhmit it, nml not nlleinH to run away from il. Ho desired the whole subject lo bo referred Ion select Commit, tee, wnh n majority in favor of the prayer The subject might then hu fully inveslign led. Il he had Ihe slightest hope that such a inolinn wuuhl prevail, hu would make il, and sit ih.wn. But ho had no nirh hope, anil ho tlieri'liuo fell nlihgrd In addict's the Hotisn on iho subject. (Hero hu was gning into ihu men's of the petition, when ho was mopped by thu Speaker, who eaid, Hint on a question of rolcrcncc, to discuss the mnrils nf a questinn was not in order.) rtir. ijrgarc ni H. u. implored tho gentle man 'mm Vermont tu consular whet ho was doing to do so for the sake of Ihe North lor the enk of thai peace which wu all so highly prtznd. If it was truo, as hu had declnred, that such an irrepressible) spirit existed on Ibis subject nt the north, he would assurn the gentleman that that spirit would encounter one fully as stub" born; anil that when the gauntlet wat thrown down, ihu stinili would be prompt lo In lit; ;'. up; hu inaiulnitied that wo should find more in favor nl sluvery in Christian doctrines, lhan against it that ns n mere speculative question, there wna nnihing m Christianity which justified tho principle? nf nbditiou. lie could nnt, wnh Ins fame, hi- Inuidy anil his const it il ems in view, listen hen! In the daily ng gfcsious upon Hie feelings, and pence, and eharacler of Iho southern people. Mr. S n de replied that he could appreciate tho gent Ionian's feelings upon tho subject, anil he respeeieil them, though he could not -yiupalhl-e w.lh iliem. lit; would yield In his request in a personal mitiler, hut in this me he was I), mud I iv In- duty in Ins con tlOii's ! pri-enl their views nn Ihn siilij.cl. Mr L"gnre hero moved lhai. Ihl H'Oi-e rn'j iiirtt, which ihu:i, ui I h" sponkcr ironoiine,etl out of order. M r, Sliith- I hen went on In discuss lite ntl-lriiel que-lion of -Invery. and in prove Hint it t- n violation ..I' the laws nl (,'nd and Ihe principles of me e .nsiiioiion ij.j was Mill s-n,.,, inirr when the mail left. Due. 20 1037 Mr. Diwson. of Georgia, tv.ine risked perintsinn lo reply lo some severe remarks made by Mr. S.. bin Mr. Slade reliued lo yield iheflmr. Hero' Mr. L'gare much I'XCUetl. inov. d nn ndj .iirnin n', a'tli uigli it was liul 1 hi II oel! o'clock. Mr. I. -'a'e'pi in l Km wits not in unlet, miilo c nr-ie w n-not pnl by Hie Speaker Mr Divv-nii ol Georgia, called fur iheoitl, rs of the dnV, Ihe farther cnn-iileration of the Pres". dent's message; Iho motion u m nut in order, and Mr. Slade was again suffered lo proceed. For ii hair hour Mr. S'ndo wen' on without interruption, animadverting in -trong language, not merely upon hhiVery in the District of Columbia', but in all tho stales. Mr. Dawsnn. Mr. Wis?, n;u) Mr I licit railed him lo order, and for 'he firfi' tj,no the call was ui order. Mr. Shid'o was rending tho opinions of several distinguish ed men upon the merits nf slavery, "ily a rule ol'lhe House, il is not in order to read frnm any document, book or pamphlet, without the con-ent of ihu House. Tho members objected, and Mr. Slade was compelled to take his seat. This, however, was tnc fen't exciting part of ihe scene. Mr. Wise, afiur saying lhat Mr. Slailo had rnturcd into a fufl examination of the met its nf the slavs question, CAM. EI) UPON TUB SOUTMEHN DH'II'O ATIO.N TO I, HAVE THE HAM. Agreed. '" ".7gift( .'"'.Igrtetl ."' was rci-ponileil by a dozen voices, nnd in com panv wnh twenty or twenty five members from the Southern Stales, Mr. Wise left the hall. The House wa- hei in grent confusion. A ha'f dozen members ro-c upon ihe flw, en hug anil being calhd lo order. Ai.tr; II in t said lhat llie southern d"legnt mo' woiimI meet in thu Di-inct nf Columbia coioinitiee room, nt three o'clock Mr Slade begged permission to rro on in order. Mr. McKay, r f N. C, called him In order, anil Ihe speaker told him In take h's seal. Ills in'Oion Mo ho peniillleil lo pro ceed in oiiler" was, however, put to Iho House, and I lie yeas and nays demanded. A moi inn was now made to ailj turn. Mr. Adams, of Mass., dcmai'ded the yeas and nays. The 1 loii-c seconded I be call, and the te-iill was I0S in favor of adjournment, nml C") iigamsi it. Mr C.imptii II, of S C. at this moment appi arcil oi the hall, having been selected by the .Southern member. in Ihe cominilteo ro ,nt. lo icquest Hie aiiendancu of all iho members representing ihu interests of tho .Soul h. The Sitilhern gentlemen convened In the room occupied by the ctimmiiiec nn Hie Distnei of Columbia. I am informed Hint Mr. Patton, of Virginia, was called to the chair. Mr Wise moved lint a committee of five, to cnn-jsi ul' senator and f ur rep- resent a' ivi, should In: appointed lo report ai 7 o'clock, ibis evening, on the measures pr-'per ' be ndopieil. Mr. Reneher, of North Carolina, propo sed ihii ihe comniiiiee con-isi nf one from each slate, ami that iliey report to-mnrruw morning, ni 9 o'clock. Mr. Cn'iii'iiii. of Snub Carolina, wna opposed lo nnv procrastination. He moved thai the cnmmiiiet! coit-i-t ol three Sena tors, and three Ilepreseittniives ; nml that they report this evening at 7 u'elnck, winch amenduieiit was cat rind, and Sena tors Crittenden, of Keu iiekv, Ctl'berl. of Georgia, and K oig. of A ihaini, ami Air. Wi-e, of Virginia. Mr. Veil, of Arkau-as, nml .Mr. Turiiey. of Tenties'see, wcro nn pointed. The GnAM) SoUIIIKU.V Co.NVr.NTIO.V, held iii Ihe Bonn nl the Commit lee ur Hie District nf C luuihia. n maiiied it -essnm nil near ihreo o'chu I; this ruing, V-I was Chairman. Ctllwun anil DnJJ Grim aro said hi h.ive figured munewliiil e.iiispicuoiis y. The proceedings were far from harinouiiius. In fact, if rumor speaks mm ihe.su Southern Chevaliers found ii ctpialiy as difficult to get alung with ono anuiher in lliu Convent inn, as with Slnde in Hie IIeue. Clnibmiie anil IVise aro reporietl lo hnve got into a viob ul qoarn I; and lor Ihe punui-n of sellltng it, Ihu Ct li ven! Inn was obliged In re.nlvii itself ex einporu, nno a Court of Honor. Thu dehberni itiiis of thu Cnn vein inn resulted tu deb'!; nl tug Pat Ion In move Ihe resolution, which was ndupled by the House this morning ; and in the appoint incut of a Cotiimiiiee nf Safely, composed of one member frnm each State, trpp a cniislntit eye upon this mailer, nnd a tharp look out fir SrWc nnd J. Q. Jhlumi. Deputed bv tho caucus of Ihu evening beloro, Mr. Pat inn asked lenvo lo offer a resolution that all pennons, memorials, and oilier papers referring to Iho niiuliliun of slavery and ihu slave trade nr the jiurcha. sing, belling, or transferring of slaves in the stales and territories ul iho United States