Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 20, 1838, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated July 20, 1838 Page 2
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FRIDAY M O It N I N G, J U I. Y 20. For Governor, SILAS 33. fflimSON. For Lieut, Governor, DAVID BSE. For YVcuurcr, HSNRIT P. JANUS. SENATORS I'OIt Oil! tTE.N'OKN COUNTY JOHN N. POM 13 HOY, JOSEPH Cli A UK. For Congress. 2 DBS'. BE5gEyg Sai3M. 4TII CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. Wo publish to day tho proceedings ol tho Whig Convuntion nt Cambridge. The meeting is eaiil to havu been nno of tho lorgest ever assembled in t In district on a similar occasion, and we learn f rot:, those who attended, that its deliberations were conducted with grant unanimity and good feeling. There was to be sure tonic diver, aity of opinion in the expression of first preferences, but iIicbo differences wcro nt once merged in tho decisive expression of tho majority. Mr. Briggs' friends, we learn very honorably came forward with an expression of their concurrence, and plcdg. ing tbeir cordial support of the nomination. Thus is the question of a candidate put at rest, and tho whigs of this district have only to rally in their strength to 6ccurc the rc-cloctiou of one of thu most experienced and faithful representatives we have ever had in Congress. 'Tis such men wo want at tho present crisis men experienced in legislation, firm, decided, and practically acquainted with men and things nl Wash ington old heads and sound hearts. Such on one is Mr: Allen, and as such, he will rcccivp a support that some men "little wot of." BONDS SPEEClT Wo conclude to-day tho publication of Mr. Bond's speech, and we would again direct the attention of our renders to its startling disclosures its facts, its figures, which cannot lie. Read it yourself and invito your neighbor who lakes tho Senti nel to do the same. And with a view to this object, wo have printed a few copies extra for distribution, which may bo had on application at this office. There is probably no point on which the friends of tho Administration feel more keenly, than tho utter falsification of all tho ecductiva promi-es made by (Jen Jackson and his friend Van Buren, of a "retrenchment" of the public expenditure. An evidence of their sensitiveness on this subject is made manifest in the nbuso of Mr. Bond for his answerable exposition of tho glaring inconsistency of those politi cians, who camo into power chiefly by dint of inordinate promises of reform and economy. Tho entire falsehood of the Jncksonian professions in relation to those matter?, is bo conspicuous, that scarcely on uttempt at a plausible defenco is made. Some journals have charged Mr. Bond with lying outright, although they have failed to designate any particular passago of his speech which is at variance with tho truth. tCTTho Van Buren presses assort that Mr. Bond occupied the floor of Congress nine days in delivering his speech. The truth is, he occupied about six hours, and this by piecemeal during eight days, as he was only permitted to discuss tho subject during a portion of tho hour allotted each day to the consideration of resolutions. JJul we can forgivo them. Time hangs heavy with men upon tho rack; and wo doubt not thcro is many a fat slock. headed office bolder who conscientiously believes Mr. B. guilty of a great impropriety in con suming six precious hours, in exposing tho tho frauds and corruptions of the govern incut. NEW CHURClT" Wo understand thnt the cornerstone of n new church, obout to be erer'' 1 in tho north part of Colchc'or, . 'aid, with appropriate services, on Wednesday nftcr noon last. This odifico is located upon a liandsomo site, on tho cast road in Colchcs. cr, near Air. Spencer's Store. It is in tended for tho joint uso of tho Conrc"a tional and Baptist Churches in tho north part of tho town. Each of the so societies. being too email to oroct n placo of worship singly, mey nttVo united, for tho present in a company house. It is to bo built o Brick, about 40 feet by 55. Tho corner Mono was laid with appropriate religious services and an address from Rev. Mr Conversoof tins place. ino lownenip oi uoiciicetor, wo boliovc have never had tho bonefit of a church Wo congratulate them on this hoppy move merit and llicir brightening piospccte grow ing out of it. It will enrich them intellect ually, pecuniarily and morally. II, as Swift has said, Ilo is a public benefactor who plants a shade-tree by tho high way side,' how much moro are they to bo nccountcd benefactors, who contribute, oven their wife, for building a church, in which tho true God shall bo worshipped and the true ordinances of our holy religion maintained. Wo obsorvo among the late appropria tions by Congress, 50,000 for tho break water at this place; ono half to bo expend, cd this year, and the remainder next. CONVENTION O P T II E PEOPLE. At a Democratic Whig Convention hold in pursuonce of public notice, in tho Village of Cambridge for tho 4th Congressional District of tho Stato of Vermont, on the 12th day of July lt!3U Tho meeting was called to 'order by Charles Story, Esq. and thu Hon. Joseph D. FAnNiwonTir, of St. Albans, was ap pointed President, and A'alhan Leaven worth, of Ilmesburgb, Thomas Waterman, of JohiHon, John Harding, of Lowell, and Simeon Lyman, of Craftsbury, wore cho sen Vico Presidents and John Johnson of Burlington, Cornelius Lyndc, of Johnson, nnd William A. Burnett, of South Hero, wero elected Secretaries. On motion of Charles Adams, E?q. two delegates from each town wcro nppointcd a committee to report a nomination for member of Congress. On motion of Charles Adams, E-q. a committee of livo wcro appointed by the Chair to report such further business as they deem necessary. The Chair named for tho last mentioned committee Charles Adams and Albert G Whillcmoro, Chittenden county ; James Davis, Franklin county; Moses Morse, Lamoille county ; George II. Cook, Or leans county. Tho Convention then adjourned to half past one, P. M. At half past one tho Convention met ao cording to adjournment, and the nominal ing coinmiltco made their report in sub stance as follows : The committee of 21 towns proposed IIeman Am.en of Burlington ; fivo towns proposed William P. Bntoas of Rich mond, and thu committee of two towns wcro divided. Whereupon, on motion, tho report was accepted. It was then moved that the Hon. Heman Allen of Burlington bo proposed to the freemen of the 4th district of the Stato of Vermont as a suitable candidate for mem ber of Congress. Tho convention con sistcd of 250 members, and on taking the vote to support tho said lleinan Allen there wcro two dissenting voices. Tho committee of five mentioned r.bovo, then reported tho following resolutions, to wit. Resolved, Tint llin Conycnlinn in precntiii' tlio ti.Miie of Mr Ar.l.KN ns u candidate fur Ciiii grcs for llic 4lh Congressional District, hriir tes timony lo Iiih integrity a ii. 1'ituen, to Ins alJiwy 113 mm, mill the soundness ot 1114 views ;w ;i slates- 111 in. lie li is enilc.iicil hiuiscll lo ;i iiuuieious class of fiionds by li 13 uniform integrity anil f.iithfuliies.., nml I1.13 rendered 1 ho public. soiiio service by his Ions course ot well irieil political con Met. Wo recommend liini lo tin: uuuniinnu.s and tin li. vided support of the Whigs of this District as 11 public servent well tried nod line, in uhujo li.inils the iutcicsls of this District ami the nation will be safe. Resolved, That in recommending Mr. .U.lf.n we disclaim nil personal or local claims ; wo ic commend him because wo have full confidence in his fitnesa ami ability, anil because at this juncture in our political affairs, it is proper that llio-c who havo 80 ably resisted the past anil piesent Ailmiii' istrationa in iheir iiiinoiis eonr.-o, tlinultl cunlinun the ureal anil good uoik until the will uf the people chall bo beard in Congress nnd obejed. Resolved, That tho involution which h.13 been going on in public opinion demands our gratitude, and that in good Whigs and friends to our country and its legitimate institutions, wo arc bound in do all in our power to lolurii to (ha peopla all llicir nil righigjtiml to put down nn udininisiraiion whoso COlirsu la llliinvuil hi iiiu iiuai.uuii mi?iiii-c3 uuij the injury of the ben interest of our country. Tho above resolutions having first been generally and then severally read, wcro each unanimously adopted. The following resolution was thou intro duced by G. II. Cook, Esq. of tho county of Orleans, to wit : Resolved, Tint wo nrn opposed 10 any paper currency, not convertible, into rpecio at thu will uf the boMor, ulicilicr tlio canto 1 irsueil by llic den era I Government or by corporations, but wo coil' l!iIit an cctuaiin Meinlie Cinmicv ubsnlululv im practicable, nml believe that any ulteinpt lo bring about that Btalu ol things will 00 productive ol ills ircmnndcinbuira-smenl to imiiviJ.iuls, nml ruinous to the beat interesis ol the country. On motion, Voted that a committee of thrco bo appointed by tho chairman, to pre pure an address (0 the freemen of tho 4th Congressional District. James Davis, of St. Albans, A. G. WiiiTTUMoiiE. of Milton, and John Johnson, of Burlington, were appointed said committee. On motion, Voted that tho thanks of this Convention bo presented to tho Hon. Jo soph D. Farnsworth for tlio able, correct and impartial manner in which ho has per formed tho duties of tho Chair. On motion, Voted that tho doings of this Convention bo signed by tho President Vico Presidents and Secretaries, and pub lishcd. J. D. FARNSWORTH, President. N. Leavi:nwotii, T. Watkiiman, ! Vice John II a it di Nn, ; Pres'ls Simeon Lyman, J John Johnson, i Cohnemos Lvnde, Secretaries, , W. A. BuitNET'i PUDLIC SENTIMENT. Wo havo before us tho proceedings of several public meetings in this district, held in reference to a congressional nomination ; but this subject having been disposed of by the convention, wo deem it unnecessary to publish them entire, nnd therefore copy only such of tho resolutions as treat of general subjects. Those, it will be ob. served, arc in tho right spirit, and promise well for tho approaching contest, HYDEPARK. Resolved, That the lime has tirrivcd wliei it becomes tlio duty of every man chiming tho high privilege of a ficeman, lo csiiminn ciicfully tho principles ol lua poiiticaiciccii nml uo wen .vsur. ed of its unison with the true principled oil which our free iiiMiititions arc founded. Resolved, That since our opponents have raised n false issue relative to banking institution.', there by 10 gain popularity at our expente, it is the im. pcrativo duly of every Iruo republican lo bf mi llin alert in exposing that false issue, by all for and honorable means. Resolved, '1 hat tho Van Duron parly in pre innilin? to oimosu b.inkin2, but illv iil'itc i 1 pro- ccptuml example, since thoso Klales in winch lli.it party 111" iiiuivriu uuuii iiuiiiiii mi, iiiitu 1 H.IV..ICVU their banking capital lo an uncommon de cc, Resolved, That the utilises of iho inlininistration of llic General Government, tiro euch ai to call for iclbrin; therefore perseverance in thu Whigeauso teems to bo 11 duty impo-ed upon till who duly ap preciate Whig principles. Gamaliel Taylor, Chairman, N. Board man, Secretary. MILTON. Resolved, Tint tlio course of the present Ad ministration of tlio General Goicrnincnt touching the currency, is chaiactcriscd by 11 recklessness, anil wanton contempt of the interests of their con stituents unparalleled in the history of representa tive governments, Resolved, That the recent defeat of the Sub Treasury Kill, or more propcily llic Treasury Rani; Rill, is a triumph of iho pr-ople timleistninl. icg llicir own affairs, over the office holders who have regaid only to ihe permanency of their offices; and that wc view the same as a Hue omen that the people :ne I'm awakening lo 11 sense of their Hue inteiesis. and that the only thing now wauling lo liberate theai from the oppression of an evil aihniu islrntion, is that tlicy carry out this fonsc of their injuries bv an anneal lo I lie ballot bix. Rrsolvcd, That we highly approve the course of the Hon. 1 email Allen 111 tho IJnii'O ol Hepiccn talives, in liis pall folic and elcailfi-t cpposilion lo the S11I) t icasnry Hill turn oilier itcsti active meas lire? ul'ilie ruliniiii'lratiou. Resolved. 'I I1.1t in ufl'eiing the name of a candi- dale for the consideration of the people, we deem it safer, at the piescnt iinpurlant era 111 politics, to 1 cry upon a lrie.1 and lailhful public seivanl. thin 10 irust to any 'new experiment' or umiieu ex periment.' Benjamin Adams, Chairman, L. B. Piatt Secretary. HUNTINGTON. At a largo and respcctablo meeting of the Whigs of the town of Huntington on the 19th day of June 0315, for the purpose of taking into consideration tho propriety of nominating a candidate for Congress in the '1th Congressional district, tho follow ing resolutions wro unanimously adopted : Resolved. Tint wo ni citizen are culled upon bv every consideration of patriotism, bv ibe hve of our country, by our regard fir llio Constitution, ami tlio permanency ol imr civil rinn. to consider tho present an iuiporiiiiit crisis into which our country h. is arrived ; and 1l1.1t we as republicans rc.ud the selection of a candidate for our next 'oii'ics-donal elcclion with ihat degree of tciuliny ml cue that will do honor to us as a people be longing 10 a lieu government. Rcsulved, I hit while we cmi'iiler tlio piescnt derail jed siatu of ihe currency of ihe country the 10t.il irotratioii ofcreilit and t tic dUuess and cm- 11 rassnient exprricnceil by the r.onimcieial, man- ficuiiiiiL' ami I. ib inn ' community, ami the many pieilaiions commuted upon us by the I1.1111I of a f'oicign power, anil tho lives of Amei man citizens ikcn in coM blood anil iheir piopMly Eacrificeil an e.-s ol iiiIii or honor ; ami while the privi nand ficeiloui of speech am! petition are denied, 1! that loo in the Halls of Uongic.-s, ami iiianv other evils mfieied lo pa-s without icdres, il c.alls loudly upon us us tans of a fieii government, to look well to thu choice nl a canuiiiaie uno hum may ue utruslcd with the destinies ol a lieu people, John Snider, Chairmvi, Win. S. Haw kins, Secretary. Each of these meetings expressed their first choice for a candidate, but nl tho same time plod-red their cordial support of tho candidate nominated by a convention, and this spirit, wo aro happy to loam, very generally prevailed at Cambridge on the 12th. Wo understand the Ilinoshurgh deloga tion informed the convention thai they hud econded tho nomination ol Mr LrigL's and hould support Into, Lamoille Express. How this world is given to lying. The Ilinesbnrgli delegation were not in favor of Mr Briggs, but voted for Mr Allen in the first instance, ;and the ballot in September will show, wo doubt not, that that town is well satisfied with Mr Allen. CONG It CSS. Tho two houses of Con 'i i's uiljourlied 011 M011. lav last, at 12 o'clock, having ilipRirl of ovcry ipicstien upon which tlicy worn enabled lo act, but leaving uuiiiiisucii 111 iu.isi onu nan iiiu uusiiiess which bail been prepared for their consideration, It was wnli llic greatest tlillicallv that u iiuoiuin could be funned after Saturday evening last, nhho' llic otltcci'ii ol tlio House 1I11I every llilng in llicir power lo prevent iho members fioin leaving. On bumuy morning 1110 Sergeant ut Arms was iln tpalchcd to tho Hail Koait Depot in beared ol lib. Rentees, where n large number of tlio members were fniinil snugly Mowed away in thu Itallimnro cars, ipiielly siwaiting their departure. The officer inailo known liiscrraii'l, ami llreateneil to stop llic train: but iho resolute members refused lo move, nml as it was not thought advisable to iutcnupt the mail, iho disappoiuled .Scigeant weut back In ihe capitol, nnd piobibly rciurned upon his writ,' not to lie hail,' I lie lact is, n laborious session ol seven months lias well 11I2I1 exhausted both llio menial uiid plijslcal energies of its mcmbeis, ami it is not lo be wondered lli.il ihcy tlioulil liavu felt dispn.-cil to anticipate the day of adjoin ninenl. We bclicvo Ihat iheir ili.'peision will lie liailcil witli qnito in much joy by the peoplo an iliemselve, for it U very gcncially uilmilled that the dispniilion which ban lieen in constantly evinced, 10 legislate upon mat ters afTecting the currency of the country, has tend ed to impair confidence in tho commercial woihi, ami materially inlerleieil Willi a revival ol trade, anil 11 niorccarlv resumption ol specio payments by some ofour binks. Tlio uood dniiu by Congrcjj diiriii!! the roIoii just pasjeil, has, in general, been of 11 negative ciiaractcr, nml ranter luaniiesieii in rcusiing evil measures, than in originating beneficial oiiex. It is high timo for the members lo return lo their con. diluents 11 ml collect iho heniinieula of those whom ihey lepreseut upon llio important iiieslions which now engross so much uf thu atlenliin of the whole nation, Ifwcurcnut much mistaken, it will bu found that l ho course pursued by some of them, has not been in accordance with tho wishes of those who placed lliem in power. ATeto Yorker. Louisiana. The Election for tho offi cers of tho General and Stato Govern, mcnts, commenced nn the 2d iiist., and was to continue thrco days, Tho contest has been a severe one, and both parties arc sanguino of success. It is probable, how ever, that Roman, tho opposition candidate, is elected Governor, and that tho Whigs havo carried two of tho thrco Congres sional districts. Tho thcrmomotor in New Orlean3 has been as high as 103 in tin shado. POSTSCRIPT. Tlio N. Orloam Advertiser of tho 7th

111st announces the success of tho entire whig ticket. It says "Wo have suffi cient returns to announce with perfect con fidence, that wo have carried our Governor the entire delegation to Congress, and a largo majority for tho Legislature Huzza for Louisiana ! !" Pennsylvania Banks. Gov. Ititncr of Pennsylvania, has issued his proclamation, requiring tho Banks of that State to resume tho pnyment of their bills in specie, on or beforo tho 13th of August next. "If" (says tho Governor) "a return to general and real redemption in specio, and a with drawal of all illegal paper money from cir dilation do not now take placo, when all admit that it may, with safety and public benefit, I shall hold it my duty, forthwith, to take all the measures to compel it, which the Constitution and laws have placed in my power." A Sign in the South West. The Natchitoches Herald, hitherto a Van Buren paper, has hoisted tho Wilis flasr, and says: "our penitence for past errors complete let the publicity which wc give it, be tho lest of our sincerity." This may be taken as a most decided indication as to tlio whereabouts of the "footsteps" of the people in that region. Having weighed tho follower in their balance, and found him wanting, they arc determined iio shall 'make tracks" at the end of his term- Virginia Lugislatuke A special election was hold in Buckingham County, on the 9th, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the death of a member of the IIouso of Delegates, which resulted in the choico of Ihe Whig candidate by a majority of 152. This gives the Whigs a majority of two in tho next Legislature, on joint ballot. CCj"'.Should the whigspurceed in this Stato next fall." Vermont Statesman. ''Should tho whigs succeed," eh ! .is though there was doubt about it ! Pie, fie, neighbor Stone what's tho use ! Admit tho truth nt once, and inform your readers that the administration can never succeed in this State, while it pursues its present oppressive, profligate and unprincipled course. Our word for il, Mr. Vun Nocs's baggago has not "orriv." The following is tho substance of the late act of Congress relating o widow's pen-ions. That if any person who served in tho war of the revolution, in the ininnnr speci fied in the net passed tho 6ovunth day of Juno, eighteen hundred nnd thirty-two, entitled "An Act supplementary to the net for the relief of certain surviving nllicers and soldiers of tho revolution," have died h-nving n widow, whn-jc marriage tool; place after the expiration of the luJt period uf his service, nml before tin; lirl ilay of January, seventeen hundred nml ninety iour, such wiuow Minn Uo ctitttletl to ro ceivc, for nnd during iho term of five vonrs, from Iho fourth dav of March. ighleen hundred nnd thirty-six, thu unnti tty or pen-ion which iiiil'IH havo been allowed to lior husband in virtuo of -nu act. if Iiviiil' nt. the I11110 it was nsihsoi! Provided, Thnt in the event of the ringe of such widow, said nnnuitv or nun. sion shall bo di-eititiuued. D inn en to Mn. WnnsTKn. Tho friends of Mr. Wcbstur in Boston, among whom tho Mechanics take the lead, aro making preparations to honor him with a public Dinner on his return to that city. Tho Whigs oftho third district havo ro nominated Hon. Wm. Slado as a candidate for Congress. His success cannot be doubtful, Monr.ItEronM ! Wc clip the following letter, from Washington to tho Now York Courier and Enquirer. A fow moro such persevering and fearless souls as Mr. Bond in Congress, would soon opon all tho dark schemes by which tho Administration seeks lo reward its friondsand maintain its powor at the public expenso. A Clerk in a De partment, reporting for tho Globo! This is something now under tho sun; In tha dubato which took placo in tho IIouso 011 the lUili, on the subject of up. pointing what Mr. Crockett termed on that occasion,"n white washing committee," for Mr Blair, among other things Mr Bond said that hu hod just ascertained that 0110 of tho Clerks ot the Treasury Department, instead of beinir at his desk in thai donart tiiont, had been umployed, during the wholo of this session of Congress, now nearly sevan months, as a reporter for tho Globo. At this moment, he said ho was so employed. Mr. Hauler, of Ohio, inquired tho name oftho Clerk? Mr. Bond rravo tho name: nildinf. that ho was employed to report tho proceedings of tho Senate, for the official newspaper, tho Ulobo. Uo said It was no excuse that this Clerk had employed a substitute. Such a practice was expressly condemned by the retrenchment nnd rcfurming party, who told tho country, that, to allow thj?, re- cocnizetl 111 on incumbent, "such a sort of properly xn the olicc, as lo enable nun to farm out Us duties, and to receive a pari of Us revenues for doing nothing. And yet he Haiti, the unverutnent took 0110 ol Hs Clerk'', nnd olnccd him in the forvico of its official organ. It was well understood that this Clark was to resume Ins ollice tigniii, when the Bcssion of Congress was over. He did lint think the pc Milo were prepared to approvo this kiml of reform. Mr Bond said ho would add this to other facts which he had submitted to tho country, and he called upon the friends of the Administration here to deny to explain them, il they could. LxTHAVAfSANCE OP THE AuMI.NISTP.A- tion. I ho expenditures ot tlio govern incut, from the commencement of General Washington's administration to the closo of Mr Adam's exclusive of tho expenso of tho last war, tho payments under treaties, and the payments on account of tho national debt were as follows : Washington's ndm'ii 8 jcars, S15,800,G9S 53 2l,31S,2ofi 19 41.I00.7SS 83 DC,011,093 32 7 t,G79,M3 73 49,725,311 26 John Adams' do Jeflcrton's do Madison's do Monroe's do J. Q. Adams' do do do do do do Total, 23S,7G0,2SS 93 5,776,183 (JG 113,331,315 39 Treaty payments War expenses Total expenditure of -10 years, $377,820,797 37 During 0 years of General Jackson's ad ministration, as the official statement of I lie Secretary demonstrates, tho expenditures amounted lo 145,702,737 30 considerably more than half of tho amount expended by all his predecessors, in five limes the same number of years. And this is the frugal, economical, reforming, Democratic admin istration of General Jnckson. But Mr. Van Burcti has unproved on the example of his illustrious predecessor. The first year of his administration costs iJ13,554,31 1 being nearly ns much as the total expen diturcs of the twelve years of Washington and the elddr Adams." But while the an nual expenditure is thus multiplied by twelve, tho population has been only mul tiplied by three. The increase of popu lation therefore, by no means justifies the increase of expenditure. It is obvious, loo, that the expenses should not increase in the same ratio with population; while it appears that ihcy have more than quadrii pled, making every ullowanee for the growth and extension of the republic U. S. Gas. Fno.11 EsgijA.nd. Tho packet ship Westminster arrived at N. York on Sun day from Portsmouth, which place she left on the 11th tilt- In the House of Lords on the Cth tilt. L-ird Brourrham called the attention of the Colonial Secretary to tho proclamation of martial law in the province of Lower Ca nnila; oberviti, with great energy, that such a proclamation in timo of pence in England would hi illegal; he presumed that in Canada it was tho same it ought to bo so. Hu wished to know by whose authority a proclamation had been made, because, without an act of Parliament, a bill of indemnity would be required. But the legislature in Canada had been uboli.-h ed. No b:ll of indemnity, therefore, eonld bo obtained in that country ; nnd it nppenr ed lo him to be n vcrv nice point whether or not a bill of indemnity could bo proposed in the Bnti.sli Parliament. Lord Gosford said hu had ordered th" proclamation by the advice of the legal authorities of the province. That the i-tep had not been taken husiily, but nftnr dclib crate consultation, anil it had only been proclniuied within the district of Montreal, the other districts being Irnno'iil. Lord Brougham was sali-licd with hav ing culled Ihe attention of Government to the qutKlion. After alow further re marks the conversation dropped. Tho same siihj"cl was introduced to tho I louo ol Commons on Ihe same day by Mr. I- ndfr who was nUivuf opinion that a bill ol indemnity should! Im introduced. Alter soma remark from Lord J'1l"m Uuin sell nnd Sir Geo. Grey that 110 action in tho :-hape of nn indemnity act, was nt present deemed necessary; bit', if il were, ministers would introduce it; the subject dropped, The steam ship Royal William, belong ing to tho City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, was lo lonvo Liverpool on ihe 5th inst. She is advottised to leave New York on iho 10th inst. Sir Fkancis II had. Th'13 gentleman when Lt. Governor of Upper Canada in dulged in some very harsh strictures on the people and institutions of the U. S. Wo arc happy lo lenrn that he has in somo measu:o changed his opinions. At n pub lic dinner lately given him in London, he said : 'Ho know how deeply they all felt Iho importance of prosorving amicable relations with America, and how anxious they all were that no improper conduct on tho part of tho United States, should in any way induce them to coma into conflict with that power. (Hear.) It was thcreforo with tho utmost satisfaction ho had to state, that between tho Canadas and the United Slates, feelings of natural alliance subsist ed as botwoeu peoplo living under tho same clitnalc, descendants oftho satno ancestors, and having the samo difficulties to contend with. Thero was no disposition 011 the part of Upper Canada in tiny way to inter fere with the Government of tho United Stales; indeed, tho Assembly of thu pro vince had proposed Ihat tho inhabitants of tho United states tdiould bo received in Upper Canada as if they woro British subjects." BILL JOHNSON Sackf.ts HAitnon, July I?. About 10 o'clock Hub morning, the Btcamur Telegraph, in tho Forvico oftho United Slates, arrived from a cruise among the Thousand Islands and brought with nur mil prisoners 111 Jonnson's gang ot desperadoes, and Johnson's fninrino I ivol vn onreti boat, so much extolled for its swift ness. On the morning of (he tlth, (yesterday) Capt. Gwyan, ortho 1st Regiment of In fantry, cominnnding the Telegraph, obtain, cd information or tho haunt of Johnson, nod with the British parly, made nrrnngo mnnts for surprising nnd capturing tho gang, but owing to tho difiiculty of np. preaching tho house, on account of tho roughness oftho conu'ry, and ihe density of the woods nut) thickets, the parties (lid not opproaoh tho house simultaneously, as wos intended, the British party getting to the ground a litllo t-oorior thiin the oilier, and approaching on the samo 6ide. Tho whole of Johnson's gang, with iho excep tion of two men, made their escape. Tho two men taken wero asleep. Thcro was found in tho house, belonging to John Furrow, on Grindstone Island," a quantity of arms pistols, riflis and muskets. Tho names of llio prisoners taken nro Itily Touty and Jonathan Tunnacliffc. Those who made their vAcnnos. wnrr William Johnson, John Farrow. RohorL Smith, Wilhnia Ilobbins, Jahn Van Cluto, and Allen Early. They were fired on, but with what efiect h not known. After a thorough senrch, bv tho wholo tinrtv. run. aisting of CO men. tlicy wore not enabled to discern wliat bad become of the fugitives. Tho two prisoners, under the charge of Deputy Sheriff M'Cttllock, nro now in this placo, and will bo turned over to the proper authorities to be dealt wild uccordinrr to law. 0 Tho boat of Johnson is 20 feet lonn- nnd t 1-2 wido, clinker built, painted blade at the bottom, white above, with a yellow streak about six inches wido, just un.lcrtho gunwale, ornamented with n red stripe above and below. The inside of tl.o boat is red. She has ono set of sweeps, nnd ono set of short oars, so as to row either sinn-lo or double handed. This boat is so light that two men can carry her with ease, and she is capable of transporting twenty men, with Iheir arin3. She had on board when taken, besides soma arms, an Amjrican fbg. which no doubt was intended .0 bo tiH-d when passing British vessels, as a de ception. The Telegraph returns to tho vicuity of tho Thousand Mnnds to-morrow mo'ning. From the Buffalo Com. Ado. of Salurlay. Lonn DuniiAM. We learn that Lord Durham, with family nnd suite, acompa. nied by Sir John Colborno. arrived a, Clif ton IIouso, Niagara Falls about 10. jester day morning. Sir Georgo Arthu'i also arrived soon after. His Lordship was received with military honors by a detachment of tho 13d regi ment of light infantry, and of iho loyal Artilery. Several of our citizens were present on the occasion. Maj. Young and Capt. Wright, of tho U. S. Arm and Hon. Albert II. Tracy, wero introdtccd to Lord Durham, who entered freely ino con versation at some length. Ills supposed thnt the family of Lord Durham will remain for some weckint tho Clifton House, which has been leaied for that purpose, and which will afio le tnado his principal residence. A grand military review is cxpicted to take place at the falls, bciore thcej distin guished visitors, some time nei wick. From 1I10 Nashville Whig. DEATH OF AN OLD PAT-HOT. The last soldier of Ihe old Frenc'i tear in Canada is gone. Dif.d III Warren county, Tennessee, on the Uth of June, Mr. Jt.nv Lu k, (pro nounced Lisic in Ins native Dutch nt tho advanced ago of onu hundred and four years. He was horn 011 Statni Llnnd, Now York, on tlicoth of November 173-1, and wos of Dutch extraction. Mr. Ltuk was in regular service for well n.;h sixty years! He commenced his carer in tho a rinv in the war Acadie, cnrnirioily called the French war, woen about iweity years of ago; and servid through the whole of it. He was a soldier at the sie"-' of Que bec fought in the memorable tic ion oftho Plains of Abraham seventy-nine years ago saw the bravo (inn. Wolf fnli; and par ticipated in nil the stiHeriugs and hardships, of that arduous nnd nii'inornblo campaign. He wo nlso nt the conquest uf Acatiie, now calh'd Nimv Fonndland, by Guns. Amherst. and Shirley ; nnd n-ris'etl in tho dispersion of the captured French through tho colonics ol New England, by the Anglo. Americans. Mr. Lusk early cnli-led in the wnr of the Revolution and fought liku a soldier nnd a patriot nil its close. Hj was nt inched to the expedition to Canada under Gen. Arnold wn-! at the buildng of Fort Edward, and was there wounded. Ho was 111 the battlo of Saratoga, when Burgoytio surrendered, nnd was nt the siege of York town, and had the singular and lemarkablo fortune to sco Cornwallis eutrciidcr his sword to Gen. Washington. On tho restoration of peacn the old sol dier laid down his musket mid his knap sack for awhile, but he did not remain long in inactivity. Tho "piping times of peaco" were 110 times for him. He left "inglorious ease," ns ho esteemed it, cn tho first opportunity, and enlisted in tho nrmy of Gen. Wayne ngainst tho Indians, nothing daunted by the terrors of the wilderness or vmv. oinHuuiiia ui iiiu puivcnui uiiu wny foe. Ihoilirli Im had nlrnn.lv ivonthnrnd Iho storms of sixty winters. At tho close of this bril'iant and success ful campaign, ho joined tho regular army under Col. Butler, and was stationed at West Point in this State, now called King, slou. While nt this station he becamo renowned for his skill in catching fish froni Clinch river. But ot Ian tho bravo old man, being worn down with ago and infir mities, was discharged as unfit for duty when near eighty years of ago. Ho left tho army in entire destitution, and subsisted for several years upon tlio co'd charities of .1.. ...... 1. 1 ... .. . ... iiiu worm, luguuier witii ino nine pmanco l,n n,rn.l l, I.!, .I.M.. I.I... -. L I ninner. un 1 11c passage ol mo rcnsion Law in 1010. ho nvoiled himself of ita privileges, and from lint time has bm furnished with all tho necessaries of life. Mr. L, retained to tho last all his faculties except that of sight, whioh lor tho last ten years had been growing dim. Ho was n mn 11 of remarkable e'rcnglh of constitu tion, and elasticity of frame. Ho never