Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 19, 1838, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 19, 1838 Page 1
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not t n k i l o i: v o r c ,i: sa it; i' t t It K W F. I, F A K K It O I'.. BY M.B. STACY. VOS. XI No. r-52S o V A LEG KM) OF OLD UN TIME, A fend existed in nnclcnt time, Betwixt ii fanner i tn Ic , And ii slriingcr coming from distant clime j, " I'he spirit (if Air," to enllril in ilijmw ; f was a lecp nnd deadly feud. 13 11 1 I lie f. 1 1 in or latched nl his blustering foo And Im built bint ii in. union Finij;, And ihero teniie I'nnn wnnl mid wo, From the Minimcr'n i.iin and llie winter's (now, lleblcpl "like a flea in . rug." "Slay 1 enter hern 1" eaid llie thundering wind, As'lic knocked at llie creaking door, Hiil'tuns locked from willlin and lie could not find An entrance llieic, eo he made up Iih mind To avenge il in menace and loar. "May I enter 1" lie said al thn window frame, In a uhificr lionise ami low, "May I enter 1" the answer whs Mill llio aame, And fiwclliiv wiih linger, ami pride, and eluino, lie liivcicil the gl.isj at a blow. He whittled nrnnnd the cliimiicvs tall Wlmie the uic.illiini; muiiUe rinl'd Itiit, But he dated not descend their iluksnme wall, And he feared lii-nides he .-liould catch a fall And ecorchM in the cmbei a he. At lenjlh a lliniijhl r,imc; into hi; mind, And ho lanh'ii in fiendish glee ; "I have it mm !" end ill" ppiicfnl wind, "If a loosened clap board I chance to find, 1 will woik me an enhance fice." So he fe.trch'd mound the mansion neal Wheic hammer ami nail had lieen, And he f-utqlit, a holil for bi.s tiny feel, And he died each rnwire for cntranco meet, Yet llie fanner slept within. A','Je iRili to lii- efforts a nail gave way Au.fiir'3 laughter lose in air, Hn styi'Sgle'l and rhatter'd by night and day 1' Pi lie u i cnrlifd the covering quite away, And the f.un.ei's house was baiu. "And now" raid lie, "(or an hnidn view I will gently and cofily creep ;" So he stole like a feather thn entrance thro' And he only wafird the evening dew To llio pi, ico of llie farmer's sleep. "Swet lie your dreams!" said the chuckling foe, ''Untroubled by anxious fears, Fain and alarm may jou never know Till your pallet is turned to a couch of enow And your limine h ill) nt your ears." Ho he hastened forth for a wider rane A "(I to woik inoie feaiful woo, And the farmer s-lepl till Ilia dreams grewslrnnge, Ami the pallet hcne.it Ii him Fcemeil to change To a inantling fhroud of snow. 'Thou fiend !' ho cried, nnd in fury rose, Hut bin dwelling in ruins lay. And the Ijrant met him with ruthless blows, And short was the slniigle between the foej, For the farmcrV tstiength gave way. iiit llio' in the rnntrst he seemed lo fail, Ii was lefi In his heirs in his will, And if they fiidil wiih hammer and nail .And let not i-leep o'er their slrenxlh ptevail, Tltcy may conquer llio lyrant still. Fidelia. from Heath's Hook of Ucauiy for 1S38. THE STORY OP THE BACK-ROOM WINDOW. We livo in a world of huny passion.. Lovn and lint r, sorrow nnd toy, in a tlioti sand shapes, nre forever near us. Death h tit our throshhold. Life springs up iB'tnist nt our feel. Our nctghbnrn nri I 'Exultations. Agonies'.' And yet wo seem to live on. ignorant of nil. Ccu'd wo but unroof i ho house" which dnv after day, present towards ih so insen 'siblo an ipeot, what marvels might wn 'not. di-clnc ! Whn friiitfnl thom'hts what rndinnt visions, would throng into our brain ! I ltd mystery of human eon duct would lie unveiled. Wc nlnuild nee nnd know h1! hh n truly. We should see the miser, the ppendl hrift, the scholar, the toihng artisan, the happy bride, nnd the girl ilercrled, all contributing their Fhnro to I lie unknown romance, which lime is forever weaving roiini) us. A il is. eaclt of them spins out it p liitlo thread, n nil dies ; nlmoft unknown, and food forgotten; un less si nte curious accident should iirisu, lo extend Ins influence in another region, or to hold Ins 'fame' in suspension, twenty venrs after his coffin had been lowered into the dud. It was some such change as I have iust ndverted tn, that threw into our knowledge cerlnin tacts regarding a neighboring fam ily, which else had probably slipped very quietly into oblivion. You will observe that what I am now about to relate is, almost literally, A fact. Some years ngn, we livtid. von know, in . Square. The room 'u which we usually dwell was at the hack en' the house. It was spacious, and not without srimr pre tension to the graceful ; llio marble ohim ney-picco boinr distinguished by a pnintin" uy uipnant, whilst on t ho ceiling wurc scattered some of the conventional nlerrnn cies of Angelicn Kaun'nian. From the' windows, which occupied thn northern extremity of the room, wo looked (lo the left of a largo orionlal plnnc) upon the bank of a crescent of houses, the points of the arc receding front us. In the ccntro of thin crescent. un house which had for a long timo been tin- In.nlnil IVI.ilal lis n.i.l.l l ... i un j uiiii iiiiiiinn. I ma wore beginning to speculate on the causes of this accident, and to pity tho unhappy landlord, whoso pockets wero lamenting the lack of rent, when suddenlyit was on nn April mnrning wo perceived for the first lime, signs of change. The windows pf llio descried mansion wero opened, and workmen wero (eon bustling about its different room. There wb on air of pre- parniiou, ev detitly, which announced nn i 1 1 c ( 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 r r tenant. "Well," said , "at last that un happy man has discovered some one bold euottoh to lake his haunted house ; or. perhaps, after all, he is merely endeavoring lo decoy tho unwary passenger ? Wc shall see !" A few weeks determined tho question : fur, after having the house duly cleansed nnd beautified, nnd the odor of tie paint suffered lo fntln nway, various articles of furniture wero brought into tho roottw. Those were of tmidoriiic price, n ti it explain ed to us that the new tenant was n person of respectable elation, hut not rich We began lo feel n wish to know 'what man ner of man' he was. Our interest in the onco empty house had received a new im pulses and we looked out, day ofter day lor the stranger's arrival. At last, a young man, of lively and agreeable presence, was one miuning seen giving directions ton female servant, about the disposition oT the furniture. I lns w.ns evidently the master of the ni'intnn. He taved for half nn hour, then departed; and repented hi" short vi-il duly. He was probably a clerk in some public oluei! h merchant or professional innn wlnso lime was required elfewheru. Iltil, why did lie not reside there ? That was a prohlom we strove to solve in vain. In the end, he went nwny altogether. 'Each morn wc missed him in lb accustomed loom.' And now no one, except the tolttary mnid, wn seen Throwing open the windows at mnrning, to let in (ho vernnl May ; during them at night ; rubbing with a deliberate hnnd tho now furniture ; ga zing at the unknown neighborhood; or silting listlos-ly in tho afternoon, 'imptra. ilisod' in rustic dream', she appeared lo bo tho 6nlc spirit ol the spot. Our imngt- nation-! were not sati.-licd, and we looked forward to another coiner. We were not disappointed. After the lapse of ft lott night from the young tnan'n departure, our inquisitive eyes discovered him ngain. lie was silling at breakfast, with a Kidy by hio -nle, Pretty, young. neat, and attired Iron) head lo fool white, she was oviilcnily a bride. We rushed t onco upon this conjecture; nnd certain tender manifestation? on tho hus band's leave lakiug, cunfirtned us in our opinion. He went away ; and she. left to herself, explored. far as we could observ, all the roomtof the home. Every thing was surveyed with a patient ndtnirntinn; every drawer opened ; the little bookcase con. lemplatcd, nnd i i rt slender rows of books all. one by one, examined. Finally, tli timid was called up, eeun inquiries made, and tin! survey recommenced. The lady had now -siiine one to encourage, her onen oppressions of dol'rbl. Wo could almost fancy that we heatil her words "How beautiful this is! What n comfortable sofa ! What a charming screen ! How kind, how good, how considerate of It was altogether n pretty scene. Let tt" pass over the autumn nnd winlor months. Durinir a portion of this time we ourselves were abvnt in the country; and, when at home, we remetnbr but little of wb.i' happened. There w.is little or no variety to rcmntk upon; or possibly our curiosity had Income soinewhc. abated. At last spring cnnic. nnd with it a thou and signs of cheerfuluene and life. Tho plane put forth its tend-r loaves; the s-ky grew blue overhead (even in London) and the windows of the once melaneh'ily house shone blushing with many flowers So May passed, nnd June emtio nn, wi'h its nir all rich with roses. But the lady ! Ah! her cheek now waxed pale, and her step grew weak and faltering. Soirieiunos sho ventured into her small gnrden (when the sun shone upon it) : nl other times she might bo seep, wearied with needle work, or hitting languidly olono ; or when her husband wasnt homo, before nnd after the hours of business, sho walked a Ittilo, leaning on him for support. His devution increased with her infirmity. It wan cifioiie tn ob-ervo how love had lamed the high and frolicsome spirit of the man. A joyous and, perhaps, common manner became serious and refined. The weight of thought lay on him the re.-pon nihility of love. It is thus that in pome nntures, love is wanting lo their full (level opeinent. It raises, and refines, uud mag ntfies, the intellect, which else would re main trivial nnd prostrate. From n seem ing barrenness, the human mind springs nt once into fortuity fro rn vagueness into character from dulluos into vigor and beauty, under the charming-wnnd' of love. Hut let us proceed : On n g'lttering night in August, wo saw lights flashing nboiit tho hotifre, nnd people hurrying up and down, ns on f-omo urgent occasion. Uy degtees the tumult subidod the passings backwards nnd forwards he. catni! less frequent nnd nt last tranquility wns restorod. A single light burning in tin upper window, nlono told tlmi somo one kept wnlelt throughout the night. The next morning (wo were told) the ' knocker of the house was shrouded in while leath er; and the lady lint! brought her husband a child! Wc drank to its health in wine. For n few days quiet hung upon the house. Hut it wu doomed speedily to de. part. Hurry and nlnrm camo ngoin. Lights wore seen onco more flickering to anil fro, Tho physician's carriage was hnnrd. It came and departed, Tho maid now held her npron lo her eyes. Tho litis, band, burying his faco in his hands, strovo (how vainly) to hide n world, of grief. Era long, tho bod-room window was thrown open tho shutters of the house wero closed and in a wool; a hearse wns nt tho door. Tho mystery was but clear sho was dend ! Sho died ! No poot evor wove around hor tho gaudy tissue of his verso. Thn grnvo sho sleeps in is probably nothin" mora than tho common mould. liBr ,,,?, Joveo is unknowo; But what of tbisr Sho lived nnd died, nml Wis Imnenled. The proudest can turns! of little miro. Sfi" made the light and litipnine of one nioml creature, fond nnd fragile, like herself. And for a name, a lomb alas! for all the purposes of love, nothing is wanted save n little earth nothing but to know llio snot where the beloved one rests forever. We fear, indeed, In give the creature, whom we have hoarded in our hearts to the deep nnd ever shifting wjtcrs to the oblivion nl llie s"n: We desire to know where it i l int we have In til our fading troasure. Oilier .vie, the pilgrlmagr is ns ensv find m ruin. hit) to the simple church-yard hillock, os to the vault in which the king reposes. The gloomy arches of stately tombs what are lliny lo (he grandeur of the overhang mg heavens ! nnd the cold nnd ghaMy marble, how poor nnd hideoun it is, in com pari-on with the turf whereon tunny a duiy grows ! ALAS-POOH POLAND! Fiom tho London Sun. We hnd thought t Let the miseries of nn- Inppv Poland were incapable of nngineu ta'ion. We had imagined thi thn ivnnnv of I he monster Nichnlns could not extend beyond the mnsiacre, the extmiriiiiion. nnd the condemnation lo perpetual slavery of thousands upon thousands of tho galliot defenders m Hm liberties of that still chiv nlrons nnt! once mighty nation. When in formed of the bti'elmry nl several hundred infants on their way 'to Siberia, of the tnnel:-trials got up fur injudicial murder of even I'oltslt matrons. Tor the purpose of depriving them of their propnrt v ()f iir. mad otlemnt of the C.nr to erase tin very name of Poland Troiii the list of unions, we came tn tin conclusion that tho worst had happened that nn greater outrage could ho committed against Poland nnd her gallant population. Hut we were mis taken. An outrage upon Poland, upon hntnanily, n thousand limns more atro cious, has since be.cn committed by the express command of the Czar, of which we subjoin an account, furnished by nn eye witnes. It will ho rend with feelings of desgnit nnd horror ; and, if there be virtu anil honor in Knglnnd, will call firth a manifestation of opinion that will mnko the despot tremble on Ins throne. Tall: of the horrors of popular revolution R0 publican France never perpetrated an en ormity half so beastly nc the Imperial rape, of which tho Emperor Nicholas id here proved guilty Lemhcrg (Gallicia) Srpl. 10. I hesitate pending you this ntimtinn, recollecting the fn noil's attacks to which your aeciint of the affair of'Angtinl" snbj cled you, nrd fearing that the matter ol this. et"t.r will occasion n rono'val of them. The facts howeynr, wo of o grave r. character lint I cannot pac3 thorn over in sUnno-., nnd from them you may. in some degree, up predate the progress of Russian civihzi tion.the paternal tenderness ch-irnctor'i'.iug which is o much vsutned in some of the Frcneli j on r ii -si-? You know that (he camp of Wov.neseiis; (fiovernnnnt of Rk'iterinns'nf) ha? been se'ec'ed thte yenr fur I he grunt tnnnmii vren or the Russian cavalry. About t hi camp the rSoverntneni ha? estahli-bed military colonies, fur the purpose of bringing into cultivation the ox'erisivo farms and l.indi belonging tn the Crown, and it was wished that these colonies should In in full activity on the arrival of I'w fJetmnn Princes who were expected at Vozeepenfc. These colonies, howevr, consisted of soldiers only, they having among them but very few wrinieti In consequence of which an immrial order wn issued, mijoining the diff'retit tiu'horities of GoUiynin. Podoliti. and Ukraine to call up"ii Hie fidiiutittrntots of I he confiscated property of the revolu tionary Poles in ;fJ30. nnd lo obtain by them n levy of 000 young women for the service ef tho enmp of W'-zoeseiisk Ac cording to this ord"r, the young women were to bo between llie ages of 10 and 20. and as good lookiig and ns well formed ti" poss'hlo. The ndntinistratnrs set nbnut executing this order, but on the report getting nhroai'l in sumo of the villages, the women nnd young girls look lo fl glit, nnd sought n refuge in lite midst of the forests, and the dcsnrt In other places the peasants de clared they would oppose by force the execution of such an order, nn'tl that, while life remained i h' y would defend their daughters, their Mstors. and Iheir bndes. The ndm'itisi raters thinking thnt a rosis tnnce nun uinced with so much resolution nnd energy might he nllended with serious disorders, nddresscd a report to the Gov ernment, who forthwith sent several tie Inchinentp of troops, with a direction to put tho order in execution by force. This was done. Tho pnsants were tracked like wild beasts, the young maid ens torn from the bosom of their families, and I ho soldiers, no' withstanding the efforts of the nflicers lo execute their duly as humanely as possible, committed numerous acts of violence. Kcenes Un most npalling took ilncn on the lands of Human, hiotn ing to thu Count Alexander Potocki, nnd on Ihosu of Zinknow, belonging lo the Princess of Wtrtemberg. Hister to Princo Adam Czirtory-ki. On sovernl occasions llio peasants, armed wiih scylhes and with Micks, sustained n furious enntobt with tho soldiers, but Ihoy wero obliged in the end lo yield to ntiiu hers; somn woro killed, others imprisoned, nnd delivered up Injustice Of the latter,

22 woro whipped ; III others, having un dergone llio punishment of the knout, hnve been sent into Siberia ; others arc still in prison. Tho imperial order was put in force. Six hundred young women, loin from I heir country nnd their families, woro convoyed under military escort to tho enmp of Wfznesensk, On llioir nrrivnt nt the camp they uniler wont an indecent cxaminntion, alter llio manner of tho military recruits, in order to ascertain whether they labored under tiny bodily infirmity. Tne best n ,iog niii'i'igsi (limn in dilV'r- nt C't-tuni''s, ln- ed nOer the immnr of the Tyrolcje, 'he Spaniards, and the English, wero ilisirtlju ted in the various farms of llio military colony. 'Phis was no doubt done in order to present lo tho fimman Prinena and illustrious strniifjers who wore expected, a scene picturesque and paslornl, lo raliuve I ho cmvil of I on military spectnclo.s. As In I he voting wotnep, (he least distinguished by their personal appearance, these were retained to wosh the linen of tin soldiers. The country people have presented n politinn to the Kmperor, supplicating for the return of them tiiiforlunutn females, and winch hn-i he-.-n warmly supported by lite nlarsbnls of their districts. It is net yet known what the rj.-ult will ho, bu' t lit? ; gonn-al opinion ih t'o.t tho women will be obliged to marry the boldiera of tl,c colo nies. It was thus under the reign of Catha rine I!, thai Potonskitt, lifieMhe devnMn I ion of the Crimea., transported thither nn merotts detachments from different Russian regiments; and in order to enm.ilsto the project nf colonization, ordered n levy of y.ntiivr temales, win .-ro drawn from the different pi-winces, and given as vivo3 to llie new colonels. Such are the facts that hnyn just taken p'neo. I give them to you without reflec tion and without comment. CuntiAN--Wlmu n boy, I wan one morning playing nt marble? in the villano bull-ally, with s light heart nnd lighter pocket. The gibe nml the joit went glad ly round, when suddenly amongst ns there nnnenred n p'rsnger, of n remarkable nnd very cheerful a-p-'Ct. His intrusion was not ih' least ros'ramt upon our m Try lit tie assemblage. He wns a benevolent cre.i tine, and tin tby.i of infancy (after all the happiest we shall ever cee) perhaps rose upon his memory. Cod ble:s him! 1 see hia fine form, at 'he distance of half a century, junt i:d lie stood bomrc mo in the little IjaM-ulley, in the day of my child hood. His name wan Hoys." ; he was the rector of Newmarket. To me he look n particular fancy. I was winning, nnd full of wnge-y ; thinking every thing that wns eccentric, nnd hy no meana n miser of my eccentricities ; every one wn't wlcnme to a share of litem, and I had plenty lo "Pitr" tifter having freighted the company. Some sweet nv'tts easily bribed tne home with him. I lennnd from R iyse my. al phabet ami my grammar, nnd thn rudiments ofthe chivies. H! tr.itght me nil ho cmild and then ho tent nni i school at Middle lott. In sh i-t. he tna ' a nun of me. 1 recollect i' wm fiboui five nnd thirty years after wards wlnn I Ind ri-ien to rome em itiene-1 al the bir, and when I had a sent in iirleim"ni, on my return one day from Court, I found en old eiitlemm seated nlono itt inv ir. vitit room, hi- feet famil 1 i a r 1 v placed on each side of the Italian marble chimney-piece, and hi. whole air be"ieikin:f ih eou-cioe.-ness of one qui' t at home. He tttrrnd round it win my friend of I he h'tH alley. I ru-heil inijnc 'ively into his arms, and burst into tears. Words cannot de-cri!n the scene which followed. ' Y . t ire right. TIih chimney -piec" is yottrt -'tin P'CtU'o are yours the houe is. yours. You gave nil I have mv benefhc'or '' He dined with me; and in llie evening I caught the tear ghs. toning in his fhe hlnn eye. wlnn he paw ponr little Jack, the creature of his bounty rising-in the Hon." of C'tmnops to reply to reply tn a IJifu Honorable. Poor ll'ivs" ! II'1 is now gone ; nnd no stiitor had a longer deposit of practical benevo lence in the Court nhove. This is hi wine let us drink lo his memory ! . A late Pari.i Journnl gives the following interesting account of an event which bnfol RI. Deschninps, a wealthy inhabitant of Lvnns ; 'He fell into Mich a state of lethargy on Friday, th 27th ef October lf!37. that In friends helteyed him to be dend. and pro ceeded lo the preliminaries for lib inter ment. The coliiu waR brought and his Indy placed in ii Mic funeral was lo lake place on Si'ttrilnv : the cortege wasnssem bled, and llio undertaker was on the point of placing on tin Md and screwing it down, when the snimosed defunct suddenly arous ed from tin; leiliargy into whicn he had fal len, rose up, ami expressed n desire for nitm'thing to cat. A sudden panic for a time ptirnlvz-d all p'rsenl ; but the sound of his voice dissipated ilieir f'-nr.i and every ntteinien wa immediately pihl him, He declared that lie had been conscious of all that was going on, hut was nimble to moke I ho len-i nnveoietit. Ho wns soon so far recovered ns to give nMiirnnco of many yearn of renewed life and activity." A schnohnastnr while correcting an urchin for using had language, told him lo go to the other cud of tho rnnm out) speak to one of Ihe scholars, and that gramnli cnlly, or he should he punished. On going ho thus ndddressed himself to the-scholar i "Phonius, there is a common substantive, of the masculine gender, third person singti In r number, angry mood, who sits pnrched on tho other end of tho room, nnd wishes lo articulate a few sentences in tho present tense, " Laziness. A man of considerable wonlth anil nn small degree of indolence, while sitting in his easy chnir nipping Ins coflee from his urn, mid his servant to bund his handkerchief. The muvnnt did go ami was Mien commanded to hold il to his nnso. lie ngnin obeyed, nnd the innn st a moment, nnd half starting from hischnir, nngnly cried "Why don't you blow, you knew what I wnntetl ?" A lady nskml n tumUlcr if she might pay attentinn lo dross and fashion wiilmut be ing proud. 'Madam, ' replied Ihe Minister whenever you see the tail of a fox out of a holo, you may bo euro the fox i- ; here also,' RH.MARKAISLU PR IJ.SlLNT.M UN V. On" of in" titnmed Indies of Charleston who emb.irKi;d in Ihe Home fctenuior, and whe had passed the siiiuinor in llio north, refilled for several months previous to her departure with a relative in tin.' city. On several occasions while Bitting nlono in her room, she minted tt number of persona in Ihe fniiitly, nid to friends who vtoiled her. that she could not account for tin remarkable npt-nrittoiis that nliniHt dai ly wero ci'iijuroi1, up before !mr. Thoug'h at work in her chair nml awake. She would constantly hnve her feelings wrought np almost to byslertcj by tint sight of some tl'cs'.iifiil fchipwroek, ho patting of (ho vessel's into fragments, tied drowning of crowds of people, principally her family nnd friends, engulfed in the angry bill.iws. It would Hccm hy the tiattiutions which have been mud.' lo us, thai though little dreaming then that s-he waj to cotno to tho awful realismon of her horrid imn gimrg, she f iret-aw with prophetic exact-ties.--, nil ihe details of that dreadful event winch linn drawn forth the sympathy of v ery Mtnericnii bosom. She frequently ns I; ml her fiieuds what lho3o vtsiono could b ; end w hat is so extraordinary ia, that they cntne to her in open day, and when .he was perfect ly awako and in the best of health! A fow weelc3 after tho new stennnr Homo began to be talked of, nnd initni'dia'.ely. m if by some fatal impulse, she persisted with her husband that this, should be the vessel ohc would go in. The name seemed possess a charm in ilfclf that invited thorn who wero preparing to escape our winter for the balmier skies of their own South. Her hu.-band had re solved to defer his return to n later peri od, but it was to no purpose. Thu la mented wife, seemed bent on her first reso lution ; and thus perished the whole of this intoretnij family. -iY. Y. Slur. Councils of the Indians huvo lately been held In Canada, where it waa unnoticed to them that, as William IV, is dead, they have no longer a "Great. Father," but a "Great Mother !" We do not learn how Mi" pretty Miss Victoria relishes the cum. plimout. Boston Times. An old man picked up hn'f a dollar. 'Oid man, that's intno," t;aitl a keen look ing ascnl, ho I pud it over." "Did yours hive a holo in it ?" netted the finder "Yes, it had." snid tho other, smartly.--"Then it is'nl thine." firm: 3Ic.-:i:H In Wcallbrtl. Agreeably to adjournment a large concourse of people met at tho Hull in V.'cstford on the ovcuing of tho 2d day of January inst., for tho pttrposo of taking into consideration tho affairs of Canada. Tho h-juso was called to order by Isaac Cuash Chairman, and M. Scott wa3 ap pointed Secretary, after which the report of rt committee previously appointed, was road and received by the house, and likewise tho fol owing Resolution ai presented by the com mittee wore adopted. During the meeting groat warmth of foclina was manifested such as was never before soon or felt in Westford. Itlll'OHT 01" C03I3IITTTI. Fr.w.ow CiTizr.va : Your Committee would he.g leave re spectfully to report that they have taken some litlle pains to enquire into, and itt vcfit :.' to the caiiuea of the recent disturb, ineed and civil commotion :n the neigh boring provinces of Canada. The result of which U, nst ascertained hy your com mittee, that there have for year3 and for aujjht we know rour.vi;n, existed amoiitj the inhabitants of tho Provinces two did. linot, opposite. Political Parties ; in which there has been manifested for a few of the past years considerable excitement and warmth of foolinga. One composed of such ay are or have been receiving fa vors from the Crown, such us have mi gtnted from Knglnnd commissioned with the several olficial appointments, clothed with authority to wield the sword anil draw tho lines of Despotism over the ab origine or. rightful owners of the soil ; connected with those who aro actuated by their influence, and those who have here tofore abjured our country to escape the strong arm of the law, or to enjoy to them the moio delightful and agrccablo clime of a Monatchial Government and the other composed of such as have been born and bred tit) Oanadiau i'atnots, lJucenu ants of those fiom whom tho Provinces, the Government was originally taken, by that hand or power, which has ever since continued to oppress them. In connexion with those pure patriots from tho State whoso seculor n (lairs or pecuniary inter ests have located them within her Majes ty's Provinces. Tho former wo find s'ttingely contending for the principals of a iWonurdiiul Government, opposed lo freo discussion nnd avowed enemies of overy ihing pertaining to Democracy nnd determined on sustaining and carrying out the principles of tho present oppres sive form of Government, which compels tho peoplo to pass duties on overy article of importation which goes not for the sup port of their homo Government, but for the support of their Tyrants in Uugland Tho lattor or Patriots wo find contending for freo discussion, for tho privilege of electing their own nilers, and m snort lor the nrivilego of supporting their Government and no other. Thoso two political parties havo over distinguiscd themselves: at ihe ballot box; and in their political sentiment and views, both claiming tho right of having, expe riencing,and cxprcsain-,' their own nations interest. JJut in no case have wo been uble to learn that there has been any open contest or hoslililios between tho parties until of quite late, when the Patriots wero attacked by the aristocratic or govern ment party, while met at tho city of Mon treal, not to conspire against Government, but lo conspire with, nnd consult one another upon llio nflairs of the same, and that to, in an open and public man ner. Hostilities and outrages appear to have been first commenced hy a savngo mob from the government party,vho wero backed up and protected by the provinc ial troops, and at tho satno timo aided and assisted by those who wero in authority in the civil department, by tho issuo of warraitls oV.c. for tho approltonsion of all who might bo guilty of having spo spoken against the oppressive form of Government, or of having the least sus picion rest upon them that they werb not entirely satisfied with the same. Wo have- not been able to learn as the Patriots havo ever token up arms other than ia tho de fence ot themselves, or property. Tho affray or present commotion appears to have been commenced without any just provocation nearly from a difTercnco in political views by the aristocratic party j who if ve are lo judge from appearances were determined to trample- upon thoif political opponents and their sacred rights with force and arms. 1 he Patriots aro at the present time in rather a deplorable condition, having been attacked in tho most savage manner unawares and un prepared. But we believe and hope that the timet is not far distant, when they will recover from the shock they havo received, and will sword in hand cxtricato them selves from their present stato of abuso and oppression. Their oppressed situation is well calcu latcd to excite the feelings and draw Ibuith sympathies from every true patriot or lover of liberty ; & to revert our minds hack to the time when our vcncrablo fore fatlmrM exapperatcd at the mob treat, tnent of their Mother Country, which was precisely like that manifested toward tho Canadians, swore by Heaven and Earth that time should, be no more when they would wear the British Yoke, or bo sub ject to their tyranny. Your Committee would further Ptato that frequent abuses arc being committed by the Tories of Canada, to our Citizens when passing and repassing tho lino that our citizens are frequently stopped from pursuing their lawful business, and that threats to burn and assassinate arc thrown out bv individuals which aro improper & impolitic!;. And furthermore your committee find that our letter? and packages are all bro ken open and examined as they cross tho line, nil of which is not well calculated to suit the feelings of our free born Sons of Vermont', further your Committee say not. Whereas man was created an intelligent and rational being capable of aiding, as sisting, and feeling for one another when afllictcd ; of having views and sentiments which they should have aright to express, therefore Resolved, That our feelings and sym pathies aro most heartily enlisted for the cause of the Patriots of Canada. Resolved, That as man is born free, and as wc are under obligations to ono another by the tics of nature, wo ever deem it our duty to feel for the oppressed, to assist the needy, to cloth the naked, and feed the hungry. Resolved, That as the affray or disturb ances of the Provinces of Canada wero first commenced by tho Loyalists or Gov ernment party, that the patriots have an undoubted right to defend themselves and property even by force and arms, it being in accordance with the laws of God and Man. Resolved, That tl.c Radicals and all have, or should have n right to the free dom of speech, to an expression of their views upon national topics. Resolved, That wo havo and will exer cise the freedom of speech, and that wo will cxetcisc our own sympathies tho feelings and wishes of a certain fow to tho contrary notwithstanding. Resolved, That wo admiro our Radical frictids of Canada for tho manly defence they havo made to tho hostile intrusion on the part of Her Majesty's Government upon their inalienable and sacred rights. Resolved, That wc will aid and assist the patriots of Canada in oxtricating them selves from their present stato of oppress sion and abuso so far as wo can consit cntly with the Laws of our own Country Resolved, That wo, as Green Mountain Boys will uso the liberty our foro fathers did, to destroy every principle of Toryism, and at tho hazard of our lives prevent any intcrmcdling with tho rights of our citizen or those who may como to rcsido with us. Resolved, That tho arms in tho Stato aisonal aro for tho benefit of tho Stato u.)C;jrjvcr invasions or insurrections threat on us. On motion, Resolved, That llio proceedings of this meeting bo published in tho Burlington Sentinel and Burlington Freo Press. ls.( CiiAsn, Chairm n M. Soott, Secretary Westford, Jan. 2, lino.