Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 23, 1838, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 23, 1838 Page 1
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BY ff. B, ST ACT. TO HENRY CLAY. Holding ilic irinriilo that n citizen, as long as n tingle puliation icmnins, it under obligation lo exert hit" utmost cnrigic in llie service of liia country, whether in n ptini'e or si public tuition, my friend may rest af-tiicd ihit, in cither condition I flnill sl.ind erect, with .1 fpiril iinconrprrt'd, ululc life cnditio, le.tdy to second lltcir cxetlioiii in t he cnue of Union mid Liberty. (Hcniv Clay.) I h.iv doubtless coiiiinitti'd many errors and iaili?nelkin, ner which jou h.ne thrown the 'bro.id mantle of jotir rharity. IS111 I cm f.iy, ami in the prejeiicc of ne, (iod and of this tiMeinbled inutlitiide I do sitv, that I 1 1.1 c honestly reived my country lti.it I have never wronged it and that, however unpicpared I lament that I am to appear 'in the DNino Presence on other arcoiim, I invoke (he justice of hi" judgment on my odini.il conduct, without tliPcin.illcjl appr'hctifion ol hi.s dif pleasure. (Speech of Mr. Clay, at Lexington, Ky. 1S29 ) Av MhihI erect ' the cloud is- hinken rt'.vnc thee bends die rainbow's token ! 1",'ie sh.idciwtif thy tiinvnid way IsiilKo''1"? into pei feci day; i'he flaii ''is "' "'"' venal "ant fe.iil'tliy 1'; ''nP-''1 "'",lp v,l'n ?V llimt will be as thou hf en, His hope of fict-i'"'! l-"" "- Still boasts thv lip it '5 r,ery Thy heart its joy in ,i""r"i weal Still f.ee ill.- inngim lo ",."'llc "" warn Still fiee its lien chart (. ' " Still coais 1 It y soot, 11111.1111 'liong; "j'lie lollicr for its pen-e of u ,' ''"'! rilill fiifl in l-'icrtloinV cause (1 .''and, The cli.tinpton of her favorite lan.'l Oh ! what lo thee were pomp and show Auglil ill it thy counlrv can bestow 1 Her highest gif " ("old only take New lioimis lor ilieir .teller's s.iko I They t-utild not add a uic.nli lo thine Nor'liiighlpr make thy n'oiy fliino Hit ! meaner nnci in iyboirow (,ime. Thine Ikes thiotigh every chiiigu the tamo ! The flrfci.tn, as hi! feeds his flocks In Temple's vale, on Moiea's r irks, U where the gleam of bright blue water Is caught by Solo's white aimed d iiighlers. While duelling- on the dubious strife Which ii'here.l in li i - naiioa's life, Shall mingle in his grateful liv IJozahius with the mine of Clay ! Where blush the warm ckiea of the South O'er ('mop ixi's fi iy inoich, .And round di" l.illeo Inra's gravej 'I hi p imp is 10IU iik bn'p.v waved, The pan nit in his couiieil hall Tlie sol. her ill his forsiess wall The hrate ihe loiely and the free, Shall offer up their piajeis for thee. And where our own rude allea imile, Am! temple spite, i.nd loliv pile Ciown, likelhe fashion of a dieatn, The slope of every inountain stieain Whi'ie Inilu-ny an I I'lcnlv meet, Twin litothers in the rromied siieel Each spire and mansioii opwaid cent, Shall be thy fi ling monunienl ! lilt slaml eiect ! our hope ami trust, Wlieu law is trampled in die ilusl, When 0'ir our fitheiV jet gieen graves The war ciy of Di-tmiuii raves And sons of those who cido by side, Simile dim 11 ihe l.ion.liiiiiieiV pride, Are gilding fur fi.iifin.il stiife Blow for blow, and life fur life ! Let odiers rob the public, store. To buy their ill-n-cd power mice more, Shrink hack fi mil iriiih and open wide The (1 uibg.lle of Cm 1 option 'a tide Thou stiiodest in thy eoiiiury's eye Uiiehriukiiig fioiu its cciiniiiy, And, asking nothing 1. 111 lo iioiv How far a Patriot's zeal can go, And those whose trust is fixed on thee Uobouglit unpledged and tiuly fiee, They bow not 10 an idol down, They fcnrn alike the bribe ami fiown ; Ami, asking 110 lew.ud of gold For h.iileied fiilh fir honor sol. I, Se:k, faithful to their hearths and home, Not Cesar's wkac, but that ok Home ! THE CKUSADI'.U'S SO(J TO THE IIKIMEW AlAIDKN. J1V MltS. CltAWFOHD, Hebrew maiden, eilihy beauty, I. est my tio.iri 11 ifliel prove, Breaking h ind of holy duly, For ihcMlken chains of lute. Look not 011 me sweet decciter Though ill) y.ung eyes be with light, They mi In tempi a tine beheter To this datkeat shades of night. Hebrew maiden, while I linger, H.iuginj o'er tliv melting lute, Etery coid beiieiih thy finger Wake- a pubc ill tt fhinild be mute, Wo must part, and part r)ieer r.yes ill it could my life leuew ! Lips that mine could cling in cur ! llebiew maiden, now adieu ! THE IIKUKEW MAIDEN'S ANSWER. Christian tiddler, intici we sever 1 Does thy creed our fates divide! Must we pan, and pan fneierl Shall another be thy biidu 1 Spirits of my fatheis sleeping! Ye, who once in Z1011 nod, Heaven's injstciimis conaril kneping, Tell ine of the Christian's God ! I the Crosj or Christ the token Of a saving faith lo 111. in? Can iitj' early vows be brokenl Spirits, answer mu! They can. Meicy. mercy choue about liim All the hlcsied wiih him trod j No, we can't be saved without him ! Chtistian, I believe thy God! SCOLDINU. A man who catches m wifu Bcolding her servants, in opt. lo bo rcmindud that the peacock, with all her beauty, has the harshest poico in the world, NOT SONNETS. Thorn linvo been fontirta written, in which fximy one letter, sny K, K, nr It, was oiniltei! Ilifotighoiit. These things ute siinietnncs liked, but, in my opinion, il would bo an improvement to extend the: exclusion In nil t ho alphabet at. once. QUARRELS OF FRIENDS At. FOES. The cool words, which fall from love or friendship, are like pprinrj ettowst, which soon melt into glittering dew ; thoe of hate are like the enow of autumn, which annnti ictts the nnltl nod ftonn? of winlcr. GRATITUDE AND DISLIKE. The ood tliipdi of others never sscm n oreat to us, Ilieir evil ones. Thus in pictures, we often meet with linlf.lcnthii of angels, nnd evni Ittllo henilrj only; bui devils are always depicted at full-Ieni'lli, with all the accompaniments of hoof, h int and mil, in the bargain; and no wonder that we hate such objects more than we lovo (lit mnpt beautiful of angels. POWER Ol' WORDS. Nat ons are governed longer by word? than they arc by ideas; the first are tran.s milled, unchanged, from generation lo generation the latter change at every moment. Thus words, the shell of thn't. are like the shells of those insects which, when deprived of their inmates, build up what, not even oU-plntits could inlands. TASTE IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS. "Lvcuri'tis-," sayn Plutarch, "ordered all public assemblies lo be hold in I ho open air, fur fear the statues anil ornaments of the public buildings bltould distract their atten tion." There are many cities that anxious. Iy follow Lycurgus, and excluded nil vestige of ornament and good taste from .heir public buildings, perhaps Irotn the saiJi" lauunuif mm ivo. IMPATIENCE. We sre C'UnplJiu, that mankind advance bu' fclowly in Knowledge- otto happiness; just a?, to a cursory t'lance, Ihe firmament seems lo have been immoveable, the ?aine now as ages a,;'o- Hut when we look more closely at it, we see that suns and nystems are moving onwa rd in inccssatil progress n : h ml so is it with mankind. A DREAM-GOD'S GOVERN.iIEN I . I dreamed once, thai from a country lull of wealth, population and activity. I took away the good king who caoscd it to flour ish thus, and hi-country sunk beneath its hn. Then I dreamed, that over another country, barren, desolate and porLhi,ig, I placed this goud king, and the count iy fluiii. lied at once. Thereon I woku and gaze.il around me ; but fortunately for man, the good king was not removed from one land to rule over another ; he ruled alike the prosperous and the sofiuring, and aban doned neither for the other. THE READING PUBLIC. An author can never depend on his pub lic. If he finds out the public taste ex'icily, and shuts himself up to write a book in accordance with it, he will find, when he gives it to Ihe world, that lastu has changed, and his book id condemned. The public taste ecrves the author who tries to lake its measure and fit, it, such tricks as Clark, the posture. master, did the tailors, lie had the strange faculty of counterfeiting every varioty ofdoformiiy, and would come to a tailor to be measured, with a lump on his right shoulder, which, when the clothes were brought home, unaccountably slutted to the left, leaving the puor tailor 111 aston ishment and despair. UNKNOWN TALENT. Wlton we reckon up how many talented children wc find in country towns anil schools, an I twenty years alter, see how few of them become heads of colleges, general ofi'icor-, and the like, we f-hall be astonished. There is none of Gotl'd gilts so slightly cultivated a9 that of genius. Heaven sows every year the seeds ol'n rich harvest, but we care not lo water or trans plant them. A country boy of talent, loft to himself, reminds one of a pound of iron, which, in its rough state, is worth one suits; but when made up into watch springs, .felchis sixteen millions of sous. How many cpritigs might bu made out of these neglected geniuses ? "WRITING DUWN TO CHILDREN." Sir Walter Scott says, "I rather suspect children derive impulses of a powerful and important kind, in hearing things that they cannot entirely comprehend ; and therefore H'at to write down to children's under-, standing js n mistake. Hot them on the scent, and let them puzzle it out." What children "puzzlo out" that is to say what experience teaches them, or what they attain by investigation and observation is the knowledge which always proves most useful to them. Their prido is rebuked and affronted by any method of communi. T II E O L O It Y FRIDAY. F33II eating inlorinaiion which belittles litem ; and nothing is a greater incentive In young ambition liiatt that approach to manhood which they infer from being chatted with as if they were men. No man desire to have hi- underMandmg tiisultetl by a forced and npparent descent on the part bf another, il may be a proof of obliging condescen sion on the one part, but 11 convey 1 but a low appraisal of the intellect of the other, which disgusts and'oll'Mids, howevor well intended. "Hoyu arc liltlo men." Tilt. IMliLl'. IN SCHOOLS. The liini.K still holds its place a a class book in our common schools, notwithstand ing the urgent petition of houio of the inhabitants of Monroe county to have it removed, and all prayer silenced. The committee to whom was referred the im mortalizing petition reported elaborately and ably on the subject by their chairman, Mr. Dirnard, concluding with a resolution, in substance, that the ptayer of thu peli. doners be not granted. On taking the vole, 127 were in favor, and only one. agaiiijt il! The present Assembly offers, therefore, little encouragement to thu dtf. organizing and demoralizing movements ol infidelity. Wo should hope the Senate would exhibit a like sacred regard for this palladium of our civil and religious liberty. On the subject of clinp'ain, to be sure, they did not present so entire and bold a front ngainst infidelity; but si ill wo would hope that, if tlie question should come up as to the expulsion of the ilihle from our schoolt. and seminaries of learning, it would be considered too great a blow at the founda tion of order and happiness in public and private life, to be tolerated a moment The report of Mr. Darnard, is oncominonly lucid and able, and ought to receive gener al publicity by thu press of the country. We know of no document from a political assembly that lias appeared in a long lime, deserving more special notice, or one more calculated to make infidels ashamed of their ignorance and folly. We should really think that these honorable men in .Monroe county would hang their heads and bliiah on reading tliid manly, diepas-uouato, and woll-reasoned, reply to the unworthy peti tion. No considerate man will envy thotn their feelings or fame. Wo should riot be .-urprm.'d if many of their brethren in dif ferent purls of thu Slate, who might have been induced to pul their names to it, also, will not rejoice that they novo escaped the tunrlilication and infamy of such an act. A trial of litis kind, wo think, will nol be attempted again very soon. The Home of the Assembly, by this paper, have posi tively elevated the character of the '-Em. pire Stale," to n noble atiitndo in the bight of. her sisters, at which mmo of them may look and imitate. iV. 1', Paper, An Ojsinui man. In the museum at Dublin there is a skeleton of one Chirk, a ualivo of the city of Cork, which they call ihe Ossified Man one of thu greatest curio-, it iom 111 nature. It is the carcase of n nian, en irely oss-fied in his life, and who hud lived in that condition several years. Thost; that knew him beforo his stirpristoL' alteration, affirm that helind been a vouiil' man of great lirfii'jth anil ogi'ity. He felt the first symptom- 01 tins change sometime after ho had lam all night in I ho field after a debauch, ml by ilegr"fr every part grew mum bony sub'ance, except hi-sktii, eye mid intestines. His joints teltled in Mich 11 manner that no ligament Imil its prooer on eration ; no count not lie ilown nor rise on .,, ,, , .., ,,i , . S li v; I'll when in win n.w,.,l right, like a stalue of .stone, he could stand hut could not move intho least. 1 1 1.-teeth were joined in onu enure bone, therefore a holii was iii.ulu through tl 1 lo convey liquid siib-lmice for his nourishment, The longm; lost Hi me, and his sihl left hint sometime belore he expired. Tm:Su.vi:n, Hook. Dr. Franklin ob serving out: day 11 hearty fellow, whom he . . ' ' - I " "' knew lo be mi extraordinary blacksmith, I silling on the wliarl, bobbing for little mndcals and eels, he called lu linn, "Tom what n pity 'Us you don't fi-h with a til ver iO(ii" The young man replied, "lie wa not able lo full with a silver hook." Some days uftcr this, Km Doctor pasing that way, saw him out at the end of the wharf again, with his long polu bending over the flood. What, Tom," cried the Doctor, "have you not got tho silver houk yel ?" "Indeed, Sir," cried the blacksmith, I am hardly able to fish with nr. iron hook." "Poll, poll," replied the Doctor, "go homo to yout anvil and you'll make silver euourh in one day tu buy more and hot. icr fish than you can catch here in a month." Dilhgence to one's employment generally procures a silver hook Tho wliulo number of squatters on the public lauds of tho United Stales ii esli mated nt not much short of 50,000 souls ! Abutil 20,000 uro squatted in the Territory of Wisconsin. OFCESAU; II ITT THE W E L F A KU EftUAKY 23, 1 838. ARRUST OF On. NIOLSON. Sm.minii, I,. C. Teh. I. "llal'o! hallo! Turn out! turnout! Fifty rebels making t iioir escape through the wond!' cried n voire of Ihtiuder n' our tl'ior, waking us all from a deep fdrp. What is il ? what i Hie matter? naiti I n? I Hew from mv bed lo Ihe piazza; but Ihe hotsetnrn hat) gone, and Iih voice, ns whrn n lion ronreth, was roti-ing tlm village from its slumbers. When morning mine, the tr.ofl wo cMi'il luarn was that there was 11 In aien path through llio snow, cros sing thf Sherbrook roatl some miles ctsl of in, anil tt was suppos-ed a largo bodv ol rebeU (lie report w,'in to fjrauby tis f,00, and lo Sherwood 1(100) Wt'h their leaders, were rsrapmg through the woodi lo the United 'Vatei. Then, haul we. I hey are (I'Vpente, anil semi! blood incut bo shed before th" can be captured. I carriet' n friend in n cn'ryMI to th place of rendezvous, aleuit (ivo tnilrs tits taut. Found quite a number of armed turn, a guard tit the door. Then was led into ihe room, when- I caw what surely was one a noble looking man ihe picture- of Horrow and th'Spinr; Ins expressive eye, tho motion of his hand, Iih majestic form Ins tare, though now pale nod subject to

iiccasionnl distortions all indicated a per. ion acru-loined to command. It was Dr. Wot.ntP.n Nki.mn t.f St. Dentmllie iiio't di-'ingniilied lender at the battle of that place n man of high resolve and Irue outrage. 1 was much M ruck with his tip poorauce. lie seemed lo be under the in fluent; of Fotne powerful nnrcottc wa sitting, for he could nol Maud. Kntoring the loom I heard him say "It is all over with me; nature can do no more. I know my doom " Alior tho defeat nt St, Charles, he and I'apinrau were sensible their cau-io -va-dovvn 1 hat the Canadians could not !) relied upon, either in courage or principle: for seine of the Doctor's futmer pa-ty had sough' lo gaitt Mm reward of treachery by hisarres'. For nearly u fmlnifhl ho hod been grupinr his way day and night thro' the demo (nrets ; fivo or six ol' the Ins' days in the snow, the tnest delicious uuirsel he raid he lintl taslul wi9 n frozen turnip, loti.id accidental'' in a field. He had on huntini; boo')', funnned around hi? lotus. An Indian anil n Frenchman (a '.orvnnt 01 DroletteV) were his guttles. Mr. M-'ors of this villngt was unit of his three captors. They rami! up with him about daybreak near a firo which he had kindled ; ho made no rcst-lancc. but prevaricated some when firat interrogated he told his name, pleat! earnestly for permission to proceed saying, "Would not n christian spirit dolhtr? "Yen know my doom, and why not let too go?" When arrested, hi slop wau firm end i -tr.mg, 1. ml Inn voice full. The guard stud ho' failed en suddenly they should hardly hiivo known him to bn the same man. At th. nearest house to which he wns taken, the pour Frenchman who had iiccoiniitiu'etl him wept uvst bit terly -aid 1 he Doctor w.Mild ki'l himself. Tho fact is. a phml containing a small por tint) of laudanum was found by one, of the men a low rods from the place where ho :."ive hint-ell up. Clihrity would hopo h had not th-signed to s-olvu the question of Hamlet's sotil.iquy. When broak'ast was ready ho was lifted to the table, ate hut little, drank perhaps a snoonfui of brandy. Ilts, head fell bark in his chair, his jiw dropped, his ch-eks sank in, null he breath ed aloud as if in a deep sleep. At Fort Village 1 conversed with him more freely. Too interview to me was painfully afiect ing, as I doubted not then his almost imtui-iltato execution A I held bun by the hand nod spoke of Dun who stud "Come unto tui; all yo that lub ir and are Itenvy laden," there was mutiny in my own bn-niii, but mv heart was no rebel agninst itaiuri. Ohvinpathv! 1I1011 art n god, changeable- as thought, mysterious as iii-iinet, true ns love, nnd more puwerfui than hate. What a strango ihing is man a lunatic in joy 11111I grief." Sir. if Sterne held 1 his pen. he would be weeping now and he would make you weep. No, no, ho wouldn't thou In-t no wt'e, no child; 1I1011 cntilil-t not. as 1 1 1 0 captive did, nuke Ihy vv 1 1 1 . nnd say. Give this, mid litis, and litis to my poor wife; I mint try lo wrtlo 1 , ' ' ...1., , . 1 1 er n line. nun men uu 1 11 111111 ucau, . . i'inr -illicit. in I ir.'i. nri.-ininr4 neeom ; panted by a guard, sinned off 10 sleighs for Isle mix Noi.v, whuru they were surren dered lo ihe uovernmoiit, and uro now in a Moot real prii-.in. Dr. Ni'l-on first left Ihe French country 111 company wi'h T. S- Hrown, 11 ml parted f nun li itit liy fording Granby river held on his course south, anil tho same evening oil the frontiers of Fnrnham, called at a house wit Inn half tin hour after Hrown had stepped from tho door (that half hour, what a gulph in tiuu! !) From some tin tiecouulalilu motive he llieu turned sud denly about, win hailed by the watch 00 Ins return, told n gootl story mid fast as possible made Ins way back to St. I'le. Feeling tin-afo from treachery, ho again look 10 ihe woods east of Granby village, waded Hlack river, where the water cumo near lo his shoulders crtissed Sherbrook road, and was lakeu in S'ukeley. Tins aeeounls for the report of lite 50, the 500, and the I0U0 rebels! Cor. of the Northampton Com-. Kentucky. Resolutions have been in troduced into tlie Dcgi-daiuru of this slate nit the subject of 1 he currency, and in fa vor ofa National Hank, concluding with the following recommendation of Mr. Clay: "liaolced. Thai the proplo of Kentucky entertain ri nil cherish unabated confidence in the wimIoui, purity and unbending in tegrity of her distinguished citizen, IIHN 11 V Of.AV. Sho roards his nnmo as Islanding identified with all the must promi- OF It O M E. imtiul-m,jwiwjiwjwMin.i.jiiumiLiLi.ii..M -mm ncnt features of national policy, calculated in their rft' cls and Inndenctes lo bind this union louether. When the honor of this nation has been tarnished by foreign op pression, his voice has baen the firH raised in deleiice of the rights of his conu'ry. Ho haa extended n lo-toring hand lo tin? groat commercial and manufacturing in toresH of Ihe itaMon. Ho has thrown himcir in the brpflch. and became tho great pacificator, 10 heal the discordant feeling winch threatened in bold terms the dorn biltly of the Untoti. I In is the great do fonder of tho rights of man. and tho atlvo cato of the cause of Liberty in every country. Kentucky lecls that" his namo is dear lo bet that uh desiined to beamtuig tlie brightest, ornaments lo decorate the page of 1 he nation's history. She presents hi iiamn to the American peoplo for the office ol Chief Magistrate of the nation, He is her cheice, anil under his banner the peoplo or Iventtirky will rally with prido and ple'imre. Hoi whilst wo thin boldly make known our feelings, nnd present on? choice man, wo are disposed to unite with the Whig-tin every portion of the Union, and give our support to the individual who may be selected as mo-t likely to carry out and maintain our principles. With this view, wo concur in sugge-iions made, mill now recrtiniiiiiiriilnig tu the Wings every where, the propriety of fi.x inir tiinm 11 Mine nnd plaoo to as mblo in National Convetiii n for the purpose- of nominating a cnndiihiio for tho office ol President ol the United States." I'rom t tin fi, ink lit) ,1 eiaeiicr. To Mauti.n Van Buukn Sin. I nut happy tlia' a fow moments ol lei-ure permits inn to address you much sooner than I expected. In my former coinmumcaiioiH I may have spiken with a freedom nol exactly coii.isieni with the respect due to the Chief Magistrate of the nation, but I am an old man, and my npin Ions may not preci-elynccord with the doc truies ofiho modem political schools. I havi) been taught to rcspoctlhe man who honored "llice. but he who had 110 honor but what ho derived from hi place was to me 11I way nn object of contempt. The-e old fashioned notions may havo led me to look to vouriolfinsiead of your station, and I may have nnd things not exactly proper when nddre?rd to tho president of the U. States, but I will be more caniiotif'in future. When lesiwanco to the l!riii:di Govern morn wm determined ou in Camilla, it was natural for the peoplo of that, country, to look to the Unitod S'ates for sympathy and nftstunco, o far nt least, as 11 could bo iifturded consistent with our obliga tions to Cnglnnd. They had seen The course pursued oy us toward South Amer ica, Greece, and Texas, and they had ev ery reason to believe tho Bamo favors would be extended to themselves. The Government of Canada got intelligence of the intention of tho ponplo to revolt bofore 1 hey were prrpar -ti for resistance, nnd took measures accordingly. Warrants for trea son were iinni'dia!elyi?gutd against most of thu leatlors, nnd some were nrn'sted, whilst others 11-tl to the Untied States fur protection. Those thai came anion" u-', though men of properly in Canada, were di.vltiule of resources. Their est -ties have been seized upon by Ihe Government, they had little or in money with them, and had no way in raise funds but upon th'ir per sonal security. This security wnuld bo good if thu patriots succeeded in ilieir on'crpris', for then they would again get poession of Ilieir property, but it They 'ailed, the security would he worthless, It was believed lint one hundred thousand dollars would enab'o I li on 1 o obtain a per uiauent fooling in Canada, when they could gel money lo proceed with their eoterpr-o, 11111I they lintii'.'dniie'y net a'.mul rat-ing I hot sum Our pnrly had nrnfe-sed 10 be ileiiincriiMc In the core, and to the I individuals of that party it was natural the patriots should inakn their npplicoliou lor assistance, hucnurngemeiu was nw. en them of lonnin npou their private so curiiy, tho sum they required, hut before tho huMness could be finally closed, Ihe nurse our government would pursue, b dine pulilicly known anil those who had ; oll'-rod iheir aid, ituiuedi.it ly withdrew 11 1 ue-e poisons oeneveu mat it tlie govern ment of tins country took a decided stand asruin-tt the patriots, ihere was ntile chune of success, and the money advanced would not only be lost to llio lenders, but whol'y useless to I lit) patriots. In this state ol things, what could the patriots do ? They had 110 money, no arms, no munitions of war. noil th-ir caue was Impele-s... Coit'tl ihey have p'oetired llio funds Ihev Ind the prospect ol obtMinng, they would at linn moment havo beenintho I'u'l tide of success. ) ) not suppose the p-ilnol-have betrayed their friends, for I have otli er men nn of lo'o'in'ition than through them. ! or inysoll I have nothing lo hope (r tu tear, but tiiey may navu much lo appro bend, for you 111:1 y do them many tin il turn if you try, I therefuro toll you ngain ihoy have no secreie. Was 1 writing to umiiy persons, it might be necessary to give names and dates in order to satisfv litem of tho iruih of this statement, but yon will need 110 such evidence, and the limit will emtio when the public will un derstand this subject as well tis yourself. Many in our country will 110 doubt iu.n fy you in your cuurse, but with Mich men I have nothing tu do, for 1 hoy aro lone. in heart ami 111 (.'rain, mid would have been so had they been acuir.s in '70.' These ui'Mi will say wo have no right to loan money tu thu radical-, lor ihe purpo-o ol carrying on war in Canada, nnd had our people dono so, Kniihnid wnuld haveju-,1 ground of complaint, and might with pro pnnly have declared war ogainst us, and Irotn tho course you Imvo laken. I have no doubt, you agree with them in opinion. I havo told you that thu patriots of Can ada had a right to look to us for assistance, VOBi. XI No. 557 from Ihe course! wir had taken in other rev olutions, bill 0V7 c mid find grntto- rea-on to hopo for this in the In'story of our own. At the C 'liimenccmriiit ofonr revolutionary war many ofonr people had arms in their hands, hut thesn wen1 tnnstlv fowling piec es, and wholly unfil for the use ofa ngular army. Many ot t lie m were very oiu nnu almost useless, sud ho tlcsltlute was our nrmv of nor.e.sptirv eqnrpments, that after the batllc'.f Urntidy wine, t.bo commander-iti-chf-f was obliged to abandon Philadel phia lo Ihe British, without any further ef fort to defend it, in consequence of a storm. Wo were almost destitute of pcwdar There wn'i some it i true, in tho ciiuntr.y, but it was to bo found only in small ou.-uti. ties anil c'Mii the In! 1 1.2 of Hiltikci's h.'ll was In-t for the want of thu necessary ar ticle, the Americans having fired away their ltit charge before they abandoned tho works. Whern did we procttro arms and ammunition, wi'lioul which our war must have come to n speedy stand, and our came have been hi"' ? We procured them from Holland anil France but principally from the hitter. Had tho French government cowered before England as we did, had they labored to prevent their citizens from aiding our c iuso, we niu-l have been crush ed, and Wa-hington instead ofttanding on the page of history ns the founder of a great nation, would hko the unfortunate N' Is in, have been branded as a traitor, and ended his days on the scafl'ihl. The citi zens of France Irotn the commencement of thn revolution took a lively interest in the struggle ; they loaned us moneythey col ledeii donntions they furnished arms and atiiinutiiiion, anil iheo wcru openly shipped to this country, nnd in this way our people were enabled to ob'atn a scanty supply. And what course did Ihe French govern ment lake in th's business? They, sir, sc ore! Iy encouraged their citizens in their endeavor:) to aid us. and in some cases, ac tually furnished them money to enable them to do so. Theio facts arc well knowu t( yourself, for during many years claims were pcntlin before Congress in favor of citizens of France against us, and to a very Inrgo amount, for arms and ammunition furnished us during; the revolution, ar.tl utmn what grounds were these claims ro si-ded? Not, sir, by denying tho delivery of tho articles, but our government conten ded that the persons making tho purchases of tho arms and ammunition, were tliesccrcl gents of the French Government, and wcro by that gnvernment furnished with ihe money for lliat purpose. The erTorts of the French people, to asiist us was woll known in England, and did thoy consider it n cause ol war ? S'r, they did not, and lbs amicable relations of the two nations were not interrupted in the least. In the debates in parliament of that period, it will be readily s n what view tho then ministry look of the nets of the citizens of Frai. . Tho old Earl of Chatham contended that thn government of France was Bccretly Hiding the rebels in America mid called on the ministry "to strike at France." Did the ministry deny the fact that private citi zens in Fiance were furnishing the Ameri. cans with arms nnd ammunition ? No, sir. for it wat too notorious to be disputed, but they denied that tiie French Government had any participation in these acts, and no ono contended that the act of tho citizen unauthorised by the government, furnished any cause of war, nor was war commenced bv England against France until seventy eight. France at tins lime had by treaty nrknowlodged our independence, and this being an net of th" Government was treat, ed by (treat Jlntain as a just cause of war. Would it be wrong for our citizens to aid the French in Canada, in their resistance to liriti-h dominion, then was it equally wrong for the French to nid us in tho war of ihe Revolution. There can be no dis tinction 111 the cases, If we are at peace with England, so was France. If wo havo treaties with England, so had France. If wo art! bound to preserve our neutrality, bo was France. I tell you again, thero is no difference 111 Ihe cases, ami the man who could condemn a citizen of the U. States j for aiding the patriots in Canada, would condemn those Frenchmen w ho lent us their aid in the tin y s of darkness and trial. Such a man would have been pronounced a tory by Frniiklinor JeffersonSuch pronounco htm. nnil I say, 'let no such man he trusted.' I knew not, sir. nor i it my business to enquire, which side your Father took in 'he revolutionary contesi, but for myself I was taught from my infancy to venerate the foreigners who eine loour aid in that meniornble Mrugglr1. The names of La fayette, Du Kalb. and l'ulaski, ucro as fa miliar "us the iiaui-'s ol household gods." Would 10 Heaven, we had such men among us men who were willing to peril iheir lives, mid their fortunes for the liber ty of Canada. You, might pursue '.hem with Ihe rigour of the old nnd new laws, you might puiiibh them with lines and im. nrisoinnent, but thoy would bo remembered when wo were forgotten. They would live in thn reco'loction of a grateful people when our names had perished from tho earth. You may bo insensible of noble and generous feeling, but I. sir, even in my childhood, havo often shed tears for tho fn 10 of llio immnrlnl Do Kilh. 'Farewell,' said he, as ho took Gen. .Marion by tho hand at their parting, theovening before tho battle uf Camden, Farewell,' said tho old veteran, 'I feel we shall ho beaten In. mor row, I am too old a soldier lo run, I shull never see you again " This same Gen eral Do Kalb had taken part in the war, wlnle his country watt at peaco with Eng land, and according to your political creed, instead of dying on tho'field of Camden as a hero ithould die, ho ought to have been prosecuted fur a breach of neutrality, and have ended his tl.iys in n prison, like a horso thief or 0 counterfeiter, I am loo indignant to u on and will closo Ibis conimuiiicition, Yours. RiENri.