Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 15, 1839, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 15, 1839 Page 2
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row from the actual for tlio uses of pootiy, tnuit bo translated, not transferred, Its form and colouring modified, from that consistent with anJ dependent on tlio appcarance-a of tho actual world, lit thoso required by tho unity of tho imaginary ctcation. Such seem to mo tho laws required by tho slightest Kong ; and ynt adequato to explain tho Odyssoy, Hamlet, and Herman and Dorothea.' 'Well, a vory pretty scheme. But in my notion a morn jugglury. Tho moment you oparato a part of human existence, from tho great All it belong to, and seel; to shnpo It into a minor, dependent, nnd analogous, but distinct world, which, as I understand, is your notion, that moment you loso all law and measure of truth and fnlsolinod. A feeling, an image, an event is truo that is real, genuine, not when detached, but only when connected with its original circumstances nnd ntmos. phorc. Suppose, whilo tho clay of naturo is soft and plastic, I break off a finger or an car from tho great Imago ; this is, no doubt, a roal part of tho whole. Hut then tho fractional dgo recalls that ills only a portion, and ought to be rcplacod in its former position. Hut if I again knead it up and round it nll'lnto a so, parole work, botrnvinir no violent dislocation, itceasscH to bo any thing but a fiction of my hands. 1 cannot mnltc ilasmall total, recalling in minuter lines, representing tho grout one, bocauso tho great ono is too vast, and 1 suo it only in part. An Illiad was very well, because Uium; lor whom it was written, believed it all truo, read it as history, nnd had no more doubt of Jupiter and Pallas than of Achilli'A u ml Agamemnon. To us who havo looked at Hie wrong side of the puppet show, it has lo-t half H value. But romember. besides, that the free oxtempn raneous Homeric rvllmi is very unlike our modern moires. To me it seems that the very fact of writing in artificial elaborate -verse is a proclamation of a design tube absurd.' 'Verse ought to bo nnd to have tho evi dence of being, the spontaneous and only suitable utlnranco of lively nnd delightful emotion. If not, doubtless it is bad ard a trick.' Almost, all I know nf, indeed, is so. As for tho verse of Homer and Shakspcare, it ds only prose fused and fluid. But almost all else is prose pinched, twisted, filed 'Craped, and notched into arbitrary form-1, in hopes, not nf producing any independent feeling, but nf awakening some echo of the feeling which the authentic melody of words begct9. But in fine explain it how you will, all fiction in verse or prose is to me annoreni. i naic s raw men,, rag men, collossal dolls, bronze kings anil dukes, and all the sons ol scarecrows. I I loathe your modern romance which sets nnd iiistiument, Iter sunnv beamy una Ivricnl units tawdry wooden Highlanders and t rr' 'I'e'ti iou.hIupss, flnencv, nd n ilnil. calumetted Indians at the door nh as ,n,r?T"l Lastly, he .ev.ewcd ilte s.ngular , . i . , ,. , hour that he bail spent with her in the ruined 'KCen On eye tO gain, and to the public's .l.,,!, .,,.,1 ,..a, rnn.rinn nf a mingled rush nfn.iin gross caverns, as the keeper of a snuff shop. vu imvu iiul iuii iii nun i;iwti in unu uuurgy among us for actual life, nnd it is idiotic lo waste what we have in aimless sympathy, and to spend our days in tracing out the baby. house labyrinths of songs and son- -nets. What would you think of n man i who. when his Ship was sinking, and the only chance lay in working with every sinew, should begin to fiddle on the deck, and set the sailors off in an'insane dance ? We, and the world too, are in just this need, and the poets help us as little.' Walsingham answered calmly, 'I do not remember that the seamen in the Greek lory were much the better for throwing Arion overboard.' 'Ah ! I suppose that in that talc the poet was pleading his own cause and that of his brethren. In this matter, however, we shall not agree ; but I do hold most firmly to the belief that the task of life is a hard, stern, Spartan work to climb with 'bleeding feet among rocks of ice and lava. We must have done, once for all, with cob webs and rose vapors, election ribbons and rocket's, flumory and finery of all kinds. Sentimental sighing has no business in a world where there arc so many heart bro ken U roans. The will is the foundation of i a man. He should stand up speak out i hold fast stamp his thoughts in strong words, and leave lies, songs, flateries, fan. Ctcs, and all other mental syllabub whatev er, to womanish and sickly stomachs. Then when he stands, ob i often do, ulnno upon the bare hill top, nnd thinks of the laws, maxims, and aimiabilities, decencies, and reputations that make up what wo call our country, and which ore but one great fermenting mi6s of falsehood, let him re joice that he dares keep Ins own soul pure and in arms, and breathe the ait nf heaven, which has not yet been all filled with the reek of men's vanity and voluptuousness, For in our smooth, delicate, moral days, even conscience has been made nothing more than n volupluotis self indulgence. O ! for some rude old John Baptist or Wickliffe, to go through the land and cry 'Wo! Wu ! and make our feeble busy men of talent nnd notoriety, and European re putation (Heaven help them!) skip at his voice like grasshoppers Irom before the tramp of a rhinoceros.' 'Why should nnt he who so strongly conceives also perform r" O ! a man may funcy indeed that his arms are long enough to reach the stars ; but when in trying to raiso them above his own bead, they have been heavily beaten back and crushed by the demon of the air, he must be content, for a while at leoBt, to rest and nurse his pangs. But you you for pilose pipings and madrigals the world lias smooth ond favorable ears you, had ynu the heart of a man instead ot the fancy of a conjurer, might indeed find or make the sad hour for speaking severe truths ; ynu might inspirit and st';aine men into the work of painfully building tip for themselves new, graver, and more sertno hopes, in stead of lulling them into a drunken dream with wanton airs and music.' Walsingham shook his head, but not nngrily, and said 'Ono builds Cj'clopion walls, another fashions marble carvings. Each must work as ho can. But remember that Cyclopian walls, though they stood, indeed, and stand, became useless moti.u nvnts of a dead past, and the fox and the .robber kennel otnong tho 6tnnes. The marble carvings which humanized their own early age, are still the delight of all human generations.' Ay, but thosu marble carvings, for those who wrought and revered them, were most holy realities. Our modern poems and other tinrel work are, for us, n9 mere toys, musical inuff.boxes or gauze flower. 1 To him who regards thorn as mere toys niey are inueeu worthless, nay, dangerous. 'JTViai which he handles as a squib, he u ay find burst between his fingers os n bomb. But of such men. ond those who work for them, llmro need bo no discourse botween us.' OfsuctimenI fenr thero must bo cli courso between us, if wo nro to discourse nl all, and in spanking not forget ourselves ' CHAPTER XII. They bado each oilier good-night, nnd lay b.ick in llicir clniiia ill opposite fides tho fire, Collin- wool lo sleep. Dm Wiilsinghiim sill revolving tlio convcuiillon hud piiMcd nnd his present po sliion. lie ihmiglit tlmt he saw most distinctly ilio liilhicy nf his horn's views in lo poelrv ; am! judged from this evening's experience tlmt lie uus not .1 very ncule leiifonr-r, so nt lensl , ns rcnixni is curried on liy until) si. Ho .ilsu ingiirdeil hhn its narrow nnd p.irlini in nil hi feeling nml num., viewing iniiny things with ui'dua violenre, nnd uiili undeserved Indiffciencc tinning from otlicts. 'I'Iir mind, lie mild to linnelf, of this icrliwu rpsrinlles n smith' forge, with its small glowing liglil, its deep iiniigln.ilivc shadows, the rtrciinoiis image nf (lie woikinun, nnd l lie wpigtily nnd coln' prnces pes to which tlm whole Is devoted. "Well," lie thought, "let others foign crowbars nnd plough sliare,iiay, even wc.ipoiH & nrinor : enough for me, in mv tinny chamber, with vine. Icuv c round the window, lo mould grnrpfiil figures, or even to en grnve I tin small nml unobtrusive gem." II is mind, however, ditl not rest heie, lie could not rsrape fi om t lie feeling tlmt, after nil, theic was in Col lins nil earnest though tugged nnd painful furee nf some kind , whether of will, or imagination, which liore down tlio poet. 'Mils energy hut liulf under stood llrclf, nnd wns unaccompanied by uny seine of the cracclttl, the haimonitn,the complete, without which life lo VVitlsiiighntn uppeaicd so bare nnd empty. It was n character which, in its dim hut broken strength, nnd l.nge iIioiil'Ii iutcirttptcd out line, seemed to lilm more imposing th in tiny other he had known, than nil that lie could find in himself. II id cut iosily nnd Ins sympathy with tlio mysterious were iiwnkened, nml wrip excited the mote by his ignnninee of the previous history, which in spile of fervid longings tiller u high course of human iicliun, hail thrown Ci.lhns into tills solitude a blooding, ninilcs licrinlt. Now, ii w in hiaciMlom, ho begun to colleel nnd arrange nil lie knew of the man, anil ill" recent etc ciimstnnces tlmt had brought llipm iicquainled. Hut here his llinnuliis weie tinned into ti different direction, for, with the events nf tlm evening, tliu itniigc of Mni ia ipctned to Intii. lie iccalleil his pieviom felings of adinirniion lor Iter ; his delight in her pure, unselfUh clevatiun of heart ; his own intellectual superiorly, which had enabled him lo sec over nnd loitnd her opinions ; nnd the coldness nml weakness of his faith in invisible realities, cotnp.uul with her devout nml pitiniirnl leliance. The unspeakable loveliness of her whole being pie seined itself iitiew to him J nnd ho reflected with how much plfiMirc he had been aide lo giu Iter 1'iCfh kunwledge, and to set her mind in moveiueni in new dnections. Fur while his suggestions nnd ideas rooted themselves in her, nnd ru-uppeiited in euller nnd more attractive fin in? in her demeanour ?un aMgll,,e, f.e I seemed to him n nju.pli-hkn Giecinn girl, curbing now hints of melody mid theme nf verse from a sngo master, by her' voice ,m, j,,y while he tevived firn monieul the Iree nnd mounting night ol heart with winch they had seemed lo live together in the tempest and rise upon its wings allow the mdimiry le-liaiin of custom nnd reserve. It was a less selfish liaioof cinolion mure elevated nnd enthusiastic linn lie had almost ever expel ieneed. But along with the leiueui- brance ofil came of ihe discovery of hersecret nhYclinn, though lor whom lie could not ilivnic From this he would lain have withdrawn his attention, for he habitually cudenvouied lo turn a way fiom nil painful rnnsidern'ions. Hut the facts were ion repent, nnd she was still loo near him. A few feet and u thin ceiling were nil that divided him horn the sleeping girl. Love with his torch ligti'd the poet's imagination up the daik stairs. He seemed to see the beautiful anil animat ed head now technic. g in still unconsciousness on I the pillow; the delicate nnd benign hand nnd roiin- ded arm escaping from the folds designed lo bide them; the smooth eyelid', with their dark fa-hes closed, nnd the full, half-parted lips. Oier nil the enchained picture of bis fancy he viewed the bi lent dre.'im.wot Id opened lo her siiil, with many I images of which his own was one, b'euded in the I Iron!, nnd a d. uk and fiery cloud of destiny, like the smoke of that night's conflagration, opaque la I him, though for her tran-paieiit, hiding the main ' and centinl ft jure so incomparably lo .Matin. Tin! hour of twelve came. The clear pictute of, die lad v in her chamber vanished, the long audi liusv past, with its prominent and tlrugling limns! broke hi once upon him. lie hud now before his ' pvps together, At lliur nnd Sir Charles, Wilson nnd Hii-lings, altti-giuve ami Walsingliam. The slu. dent, the baronet, die fanner, the traveller, the di- vim!, lite poet each seemed lo him perfectly dis. limit, jet us to each Itn had a train of evident re merrilirnnees, mid each be fancied was biin.-clf. So mitjlil he have stood in i lie midst of many large miriois, each hi ighl and specklcss, but each of a differently colored glass, a blue, n red, a gieeu, a go Iden, nn nmelhyi-t, n while, unci seen hiui-elf, hi-i own form, face gesluicniid cxpiession of coun tenance icflecled in each of ihe suifaces, but with lie; diCerenee ol coloi ing. Hut again it seemed that tlx difference overbalanced the identity, nnd that ho beheld only ro many h' vera I figuies passing for 1 1 if same one man bv wearing n mask the fac sim ilie oflns face. As the hour glided on, the vniious firms giew less nnd Ips distinct though his imvaid I ( collect inn of their history was still clear, lie now tinned his eves upon the sleeping countenanre of Collins, with its bold nnd harsh lines still full of melancholy and energetic meaning mid with hair no premium ely gray, shading the fun owed Inow mud beating temples, AM the itnpicssioits of the pieniiig came upon him with redoubled power. Ho saw in tint face n long iiiM-i ipiiou In which he ic lequiicd the kev. Kven without its help, he knew of a and tonid vigor, now perhaps in its objects nnd expei ience, but having a depth nnd genuineness of life found in few among man. kind, nnd especially inre in profusely accomplished nnd ipfiued periods iinil classes. He said lo him self I mideisl.iiul nml can paint n thousand modes of human existence, fiom the hero nnd the sage, lo the dani'el the child, nnd lite iitdu barbarian slave. Hut theic is one character that seems to lie beyond me, wrapped in its own daik electric cloud. This too. shall now lie clear under my gaze and be wielded by my will. The ling did not icfu.-e its function, and Wnl- smgliuni slept in utter oblivion. CON G Jt iiVs. The labors nf the session were brought to a close, after a scssiun on Sunday which was continued until half-past I o'clock on Monday morning. Wo cannot give a rcgulnr journal of the two last days' pro ceedings. Tho most important proceed ings have hueti already mentioned; or arc noticed in the unuexetl columns. The bill for the defenco of tho United Stales, which will ho found, with the President's signature, in another column, pasred the Senate unanimously, on .Sunday morning. They also concurred in the amendment of the Navy bill, providing for the construction of .t Itrco stuuin frigates, The Senate passed n number of hills on Sunday, most ol which were of a private character. Among tho hills passed was ono I nun llifl llouso, lor IuUiiil' tho census of IO'i'0, and also ono for the purchasu of the pea paten island. I he census bill fixes thi! compensation nf Marshall)!' Maine ut jylOO, Vermont $400, Massachusetts 150. Uliouo jsinnu v'5U, Uonnecticul :J50 &c. The hill provides for printing iu.uuu copies oi i ii e uusiracia oi mo re turns, Tlif cnutnuialion is to commence in June, 1U40 In tho House, tho amendments of the Senate to tho nrmy appropriation bill were taken up in coinmitteu nf tho whole, and repp'trd with various niuendmcnts, lo which the Senalo refused to agrco. T he Hotiso rejected the amendment of tho Sen ntc, forlho payment of g-272,000 duo to Massachusetts. A joint resolution passed for tho distri but ion of tho Mathsnti papers. When tho House adjourned, at half paBt I o'clock, tho Sonata were still in session. Tho following sketch of the proceedings of the Inst day's session nf tho House. i from the correspondent of tlm Now York American. The Senate ond House of Ilcprcscntn tives utljotirned this morning, (Sundny.) nt butt past lour u cluck, and met again at ton. In the House, nfter tho journal had been rend Mr. .Lincoln called up tho bill provid ing for tho erection of a fire proof building lor the I nst Ulhce Uepartmnnt. Messrs. Lyon, (Jambrullong, nnd others, objected lo it. They urged that os this wm tho babbalh, no other business ought to l a taken up hut tlmt winch the rxtgeii cies of tliu country aclually demanded. After an ineffectual ottenpt to lay it on the table, the hill was passed. The IGMi joint rule was then suspended for tho pur pose of sending the bill to the Senate. On motion nf Mr. Cntubrclung, tho In dinn Appropriation Bill waohen taken up, tho question being on agreeing to the ntnctidmrnt of the hennte striking out the appropriation ol j-15000 for holding n trcalv with the Seminole Indians. After some debate, the amendment of tho Senate was non-concurred in. The Civil nnd Diplomatic Appropriation Bill was next taken up. The House had amended this bill by providing that hereof r r the public printing bedonu by contract. The Senate had stricken out this item, ami returned the bill to (he House, which insisted on its amendment. It passed back wards and forwards several times, each bodv still insisting on its amendment. Mr. Bund made 60tno oppropriate ro marks on tho stiln'ect, and moved that the IIiiuso do not recede. Tho Speaker informed him that in case both Houses insisted, it would have the cfleot nf killing the whole bill. Mr. Bond snid he was nware nf that, but he had chosen lliis opportunity of bringing tlm nlluir to n conclusion. A motion thai tlio House recede from its amendment was rejected yea CO, nays 92. It was finally referred lo a Joint Committee ol Lonfcrrenco. The House then went into Committee of the Whole, and took up tho Army bill, the Indian appropriation bill, nnd reported the some with additional amendments which were subsequently receded from on the relusal ot tho benale to agree. The Committee of Conference on tho amendments to tho Civil and Diplomatic om mace a report, winch was agreed to by the House, some concession having been made on both sides. A strong attempt was main to go into Committee of the Whole ot the Cumber, land Road bill, but a motion in thai effect was rejected yeas. 74; nay 77. Pending a debate on the Indian Appro priation bill, Mr. Downin? read a letter from the Governor of IVorida, stating l hat the war had now progressed to the very centre of that Territory. It showed that fifteen citizens had bom murdered by the Indians, and that in tin opinion of the Gavcrnor, the Territory wis in the worst situation it had been duriugtho whole war. Mr. D. also showed that tluro was strong ground to suspect a coaliticn of the negroes with tho Indians. Ho m do an earnest appeal lo the House on lie subject, nnd hoped the Senate bill for tie armed occu pation ol thai Territory wmld bo passed, A joint resolution of the Senate, author izing the purchase of Pe Patch Island, was read a third time and ias-cd. Also a hill for the re orgtnization of the Patent office. During n Jebate on this hill Doctor Potriken, in opposing it, was ropentedly interrupted by calls of order, whistling, etc. Tho Doctir said when h enme there ho thought hnslotild be among gentlemen, and not bluckgutrd. 1 Ins announcement catsed much con fusion, and the Doctor wnscalled upon to apologize. lie rcfusod. hovever, alleging tlmt hu had received sufficient provocation. About two hundred private bills from ilia Senate were then passed. It being now after twelve o'clock, Mr. Gushing and olhurs asked leave lo present petitions. The Speaker decided it k bo out of or dcr. It wa maintained, however, lliat as it was Monday m irning, they had n perfect right to present them, that bting the rcgu lar day for petitions. Mr. Wise moved a suspension of tho rules to enable him to offer a resolt lion for com pensating the clerk of the la.e Investiga ting Committee, but the Hcuse refused. This caused much c'amor, anJ the Locos were mightily pleased al their buccess in defeating the resolution. The usual committees were then appoin ted to wait upon Ihe President, ond notify him thai Congrots was ready to adjourn. During their ubsenco. sumo impertinent members had the assurance to quiz Mr. Ciimbreleug about Uk Siib-Treasnrv bill. Oneoflhem wished to know how ii was lhat Mr. C. had not brought the monster "up to the scratch. " This caused much mirth, but Mr. C. took it all in good part, as becomes all politicians who have been " caught on tho hip." As is usual on the last night of o session. many ot our honorable members exhibited practically a most notorious contempt of i . lupumoou nuuiuiius, &OIU0 Were OX treinely loquacious, and several who had nnt opened their mouths before, made very spiraea remufks. A western member, whuso namo I will not mention, was dis covered in a committee room with his com nil, nboilleol brandy bv his side. The Lncos who mtido ihu di-covery, instantly claimed "equal rights," nd drank the liquor with us much zest as they ato tho big chousu. Poor fellows, their feasting unyn nro now over. Ono mnro unfortuuato than his brethren. accidentally fell on passing through tho tollers on a division. Another member colled out "Mr. Speaker, a member has the floor !" I thought tho roof of tho can. itol would have been shaken off, by ihe tremenduous peals of laughter which fol lowed. Al hnlf una! nnn llilo Mntnlnu mn.ninn n message was received fromlho President, timing umt uc nau no lurtncr communica I III II J In limbo. A motion then prevailed that the House uujuuru ine uic FItOMTHB FRONTIER. The Bonncn, Wau. If tho direction of tho controversy on tho frontier were left lo Iho management of tho governments of Maina and the frontier provinces, we should soon have a stole of active hostili ties, each party oxorling their strength lo tho extent of their resources. It appears from tho latest accounts from Maine, that Gov. Fairfiold was still ordering for ward his militia towards tho frontier, and from tho Provinces, that British troops from Canada and Nova Scotia were moving towards tho same points. It will be seen from tho following paragraph, which we copy from tlio Woodstock Times, that Sir John Colborne, tho Governor in Chief of the British Provinces, has placed five regi ments of tho line at the disposal of Sir John Harvey. Wo trust lhat the recommenda tion of the President ond of the British Minister, oftor n little time for reflection, will put a slop for a whilo nt least, to thetc belligerent movements. The following is Ihe paragraph to which wo refer, from the Woodstock Tunes, of March 2. Despatches passed through here on Tuesday Inst from Sir John Colborne We understand that their purport was that the L.overnor Urneral, on learning the par ticulars of the Restook offuir, with that promptness that has ever characterized the movements of the hardy old veteran, has placed 5 Regiments of the Line at the dis posal ofHis Excellency Sir John Harvey, with instructions to command their servi ces whenever required, f nlel licrcncn has been received by the same conveyance, of tliu spirit that animated the Mohawks when they heard of the prospect of a collision with our western neighbors. One I bona and of them, it is said, havo volunteered to come to tho Restook. Wo sincerely hope their services will not be accepted. The deadly animosity which tho red men of the forest entertain towards tho Americans generally, would render them a most tie. btruciive enemy. Wero they permitted In participate in (lie repelling of a base and foul aggression, many others no doubt would follow tho example, and then our whole frontier would ho covered with such n formidable host of Indian Warrior, as would cause Maine to shako lo her centre. Indeed, wo sco no necessity for such aux illiaries being called into the field. The promptness of the House of Assembly in appropriating tho sum of 20,000. the spirit that prevadus tho whole population of this province, together with tho laige number of regulars on ttieir way Irom Mali fax ond Quebec, will furnish the Command er-in-Chief with forces sufficient, even in point of numerical strength, to route all the forces that Maine can possibly concen trate upon tho Restook Territory : and take ample vengeance .'or the outrages committed upon British subjects. LATEST FROM MAINE. Tho Portland Conner of Tue-day last, 6ays that the message of the President would have very little effect nn tho move ments of Guv. Fairfield. The recommen dotionnftho President to withdraw the tronps from the disputed territory, would not be complied with, unless Sir John liar voy removed his forces further from the boundary lino; and even then the Governor of Manic would keep a sufficient number of men on Iho territory to protect the, timber Irom being cul and earned off by deprcda tors. IMu action had been had on the Pres idenl's message. We learn from tho Poitland Courier that Major Gen. Scott arrived in that city at 4oclock, and was to address iho citizens from Cumberland House at 5 o'clock. The Bangor correspondent of the Boston Conner, writes as follows under dalo of March 5 : The reception of tho President's message and tho agreement of Mr. Forsyth with the British minister, produced an cxtraor dinary excitement in this city, which will not subside, until we near of the action ol our own legislature upon them. However well Ihe message may bo received bv oth er parts of the Union, its recommendation caunni be acceptable to tho people of Alamo. Most of the troops under Gen. Hodsdon remain at Houltun. A communication has now been opened from that place to tho position Jarvis occupies. News reached here to day lhat a detach ment had been ordered Irom the Somerset division nnd were to bo marched to tho forks ol' Kennebec. They are destined probably to repel any invasion or inroad that may bo made through tho Kennebec road. The President's message has not thus far clinked or suspended any move ments previously ordered, or any of t lie bustle or preparation for war. From Augusta we learn by n letter in Portland Advorttscr, that tho President's message and the iniiinornndtim of tho re commendatory ogreetnonl between Mr. Forsyth ond Mr. Fnx wero received on Monday evening. Public sentiment was much divided in relation to the course pro per for Maine now to pursue. Guv. Fair field is entirely dissatisfied with the arrange merit recommended, and will not, as at present advised, proposo any change in the measures adopted by this state. Another letter states that tho Governor will make no communication to tho final action of Congress shall havo been made known. Tlio militia who were ordered to osscmblo on Wednesday woro ordered to proceed forthwith tutho disputed territory. Gen. Scall left Portland for Auguta on Wednesday. Tho resolves from Iho Sen ato of Massachusetts, on tho Maino boun dary question wero token up in the House of Representatives on Thursday last, but not finally acted upon. An amendment was offered approving tho memorandum ngrccmcnt, between Mr. Forsyth and Mr. Fox, which was laid on the table. FnoM Halifax. Wo havo accounts from Halifax to iho 27th till. Tho Legis. lativo Council hod passed resolutions affirm ing tno right of Great Britain to jtirisdic tion over Iho disputed territory, and cxclu sivo possession during tho pendency of tho nogoctatlon. Resolutions passed the Hnuso nf Assembly unanimously authorizing the Lieut. Governor lo draft militia and to occept volunteers to servo with regular troops in dnfonco nf tho Provinco nnd of Now Brunswick. Tho militia of tho Prov aro to bo enrolled from iho age of 10 to CO, and tho sum ol 100,000 is to bo placed at tho disposal of the Lieut. Governor, for paying the militia, and dclraying tho ex penses of l ho public defence. Such was the enthusiastic feeling with which these measures wero adopted, that leavo was asked of iho Speaker to give three cheers In which .tho galloncs might io:n. winch was granted, and three hearty cheers were given accordingly. II. B. M. ship Croco. dilc. for St. Johns, N. B. with n division of the 60th Regiment, sailed from Halifax 23d tilt. The transport Eliza, with anotli er division followed on tho 25th. Tho Niimo, with tho remainder of tho corps, from Uarbadoes, was supposed to have pro ceeded in company with tho Crocodile, n sho was spoken to the westward of Mali fax on tho 23d, and was probably fallen in with by (he Crocodile, and ordered to St John, N. B. Wo cannot help observing that tho doings above referred to, seem to be predicated on the supposition thai New Brunswick is to be invaded. They resolve most valiantly to protect their soil from invasion, but say nothing about tho Restook, or of driving the Yankees from tho disputed territory. Wo heartily approve ol this. Letters from Houlton of the 5th inst. gov lhat intelligence has reached there that the eleventh regiment of regulars has arrived Irom liuebec at Madawaska. Notwtth standing the representations of the Blue Noses, the fact is that Sir John Harvey is inaKing most extensive anil energetic pro paraimns for a contest with Maine. He is determined to tako military possession of a part ofour territory, y he ran. Boston roil, March 1 1. The only thing of importance received by Inst night's mail, was on account of o movement said to have bcrn made by the British on the morning of the fill), haviric fur its object the seizing and fortifvinrr ol Mars Hill, which is within tho American lino, Tho movement, it is 6aid, will be supported by eight companies of regular troops. 1 lie ot. John Now Brunswick Courier reports tho arrival thai morning ol H. M. ship Crocodile, from Halifax, with six officers, ond 190 men. of the 60th ren-i ment. They were to proceed to Fredc rtcton as soon as the necessary convcyan ces cnnlu be procured. Ihe transports had not arrived with the remainder of the regiment. lb. March 12. Fine or the Or.o Flint. Wo learn from tho highest authority that Mnj. Gen. SOLOMON VAN RENSSELAER, who was distinguished in the Indian wars of Ihe last century, anil who led the American troops nt tho Battle of Queenstown, hn nrnmnt lv I ond.. rod hie cnrvii-na nalka 4nnin. Major General of New York Slate Infant ry, to the Commander-in-Chief, in tho event of a War between England and America. This "hero of two wnr" t fore, should his country again be compelled In "frv piinclnsinns" with nn pup mi.' null bo found, wild his "bruised arms," leading his countrymen lo battle and lo victory. Albany Eve. Journal. Envoy Extraordinary to Esnr.-wn. Tho newspapers aro rife wild a report iliat John C. Calhoun is to bo appointed minister Lxlraordmary to England, to set tle the Boundary Question. Wo munni bring ourselflo hcltevo it possible that a man who so recently stood up in rebellion against the Government; a man who en. deovnrcd lo separate South Carolina from tne union; a man who declared that un less the commerce and manufactures of the North wero destroyed, there should be a division of Union wo cannot, we snu. believe it possible that such n man is ap- noillted Minister In mnintnin thn riniu on, I defend Iho territory of a Northern State! ouch an appointment wouiu bo Kxlraor. dinary in the highest degree. Gen Jack son used to call him the "d st liar and villain in America." Tho Globe slirr. maliscd him as "John Catiline Calhoun " Tho Argus held hi in up for years as thp "Chief of iho Nullifiers." And yet it is said that this mnn against whoso" treason iho late President issued a Proclamatinn, is to be our Envoy to Enirland ! It is in. credible. The welfare nnd inlerrritv of ibis Republic cannot have been committed to A MAN WHO II AS LABORED FOR YEARS TO DISSOLVE TI1R TINin'i Albany Eve. Journal, Tho following resolution was offered in the legislature of Now York, by Mr. Chat field : 'Resolved. If tho Lerrisloturo fully annrovo nf ihn fnn.ii.i of tho executive nnd legislative authority of tho state of Maino. in rnsisilnrr on,, I claim of jurisdiction, 6ot up in Sir" John uarvcy s proclamation, nnd lhat the stale of New New York will tako all proper means to resist said claim of exclusive ju risdiction over said disputed territory In said provincial Governor and all invasion of said territory under such claims, and will it a resort to muiinry lorco shall be found necessary for that ournosn. mnhn r., causo with tho said state of Maine. Senator Tali.m Anau, The Whi Yountr Men of New York Imun .,;., .,.." ator Tallmadgo a splendid reception on i .-luiii Hum vviisuingioi). An immense cavalcado of tho people met him at the wharf on Friday last, and conducted him to his lodgings omidst iho enthusiastic cueers oi mo multitude. In tho evening tlO addressed thn nnnnln nl Mnsnnir. Unit fdr ono hour and n Imlf in n strain of nmnt cloquenco and power. Whig gain in Maryland, Tho special eleclion in Kent county for two mombors of tho House of Dolegalcs has resulted in Iho choice of Messrs. Wm. S. Constable and Jno. McDaniel, the Whig candidatei. At the late election there was a tic. FRIDAY MORN ING, M A R C II , IB. STATE CONVENTION. It will soon bo timo to begin lo move on this subject, and as it seems to bo general ly undcrstnod that wo shall meet at eomo other placo than Monlpelicr this year, it may bo well to compare notes a little. Wo havo heard Burlington.Rutland.and Wood stock, named as suitable places. Muchaa it would rrjoico us to receive o call of this kind from our whig brethren of tho state, wo shall lake Iho liberty of waiving for tho P'esent, any claim lhat might bo conceded l in this respect, and recommend a pilgrimago south. Bennington, Rutland, and Windsor counties were the birth-placea or that lofiy spirit of independence which characterizes Iho Green Mountain Boy, and which has thus far saved the state from the baneful contaminations thai surrnund it. As to Bennington, it is one of the Median laws, wo believe, that all persons bom there, must return at certain intervals du their lives, and, if they expect a peaceful sleep, they must olso rest their bones In that consecrated soil. Now wo were not horn in Bennington, nor yet in Rutland or Windsor County; but wo must confess wo should like to pay n casual visit to theso strong holds of republicanism, where they give two and three hundred whig majority to n lown ! It is due lo those staunch dis tricts ; and, it might not be amifs for sumo of us at the north to renew our vows at sucAan altar, and warm up with the fer vent zeal which pervades that section of tho state. As between Rutland and Woodstock, wo should havo littlo preference; but it strikes us that thero ore circumtance whichh preponderate in favor of tho latter place. On this subject, however, Iho commitleo will dnuhtles act advisedly. WINDSOR BANK. It is n circumstance worth noting that the only bank in the state controled by loco focos, is also the only one from whicli the people have suffered. Wo allude to the Bank nf Windsor-l he history of which it is not necessary here to repeat. Tho extent to which tho public has suffered ist not now known, but it must be considerable, as the bills have mostly been sold by the original holders at from 1 24 lo 25 cenl9 on the dollar. More recently, however, they had risen to 50 cent., and holders began to decline even that. Whereupon tho Wind sor Statesman, one of the most rabid loco fnco papers in the state, come out with the following notice. Bank of Windsor Tl, i.:n. ., ... tbem in llieir ;.. ',?"" !" T "e "" nppurtuni.y ,,frled then. bv ,,B Wi,Lr hM m.i uinonst wine of our , chi.,,,, , (i,ofe of heir brili nt a higher price limn ,a.y 'wUl ever i.gum .... , I,,,. in,,,, when vn -u' vise our h in.i,l. m ,lis... .. .i. ? w '"' rr , '"" "' """i inu'nr uills HI of il.He.r.H.m 7H V" lV,U,!ne li,,!e k-'owledgo of (hostile of the's affairs, nnd ,le cirriim- w.-,e inn iintigined wonl, contrihui 10 i rCMl.'nihltlmi T ....... ...I... I. - , ,. ,, : """ " not fee nt In ItiKe the iire-ni mm. an, ,. i, 1...1 1 ... . .. . '"" imui on in mem nv the expectation ol (.-iiing more, will bi fore Ion see occasion to regret bavins done an " Recent events have disclosed the of the above friendly advice. We now learn that a few days since Mr. Emerson the lato loco foco President, contrived lo havo Ihe stock or" '.he bank sold at nnhlir. auction, and that Mr. Sargent, the loco Inco post master nt Windsor bid it in nine dollars! Under this snlo. , board has been organized, of which this same loco foco pon-masler is president. anu me loco loco editor of the Statesman above alluded to cashier: and under n.ia organization they propose to "regulate tho currency." In tho mean limn n, old board keeps possession of the books. luiiUs, ifcc. and will uhortly redeem every dollar of tho old bills at nar. Thi U apt illustration of practical loco focoism. For tho present ihen there are two Wind sor Banks. Weotwene papers generally expreaa the opinion that Gov. Ilnivcy hat not mis taken bid iiiitruclions, nnd that the claim m "cxclu. sive jurisdiction" will be maintained by the govern, ment, nnd enforced to the exienl of iu ability. The Montreal Herald of the 12di enjs There is nn question lhat Sir John Harvey is acting up to inatiuciioiM fiom lite (invei nment, as, VLoo ,.e)ori m'"Ie 10 ,I,B ,5ril',i I'nrlininent in I00S, in referenre in lite deputed territory, there if u letter fioiniiii- Charles Vaiiglian, late .Minister at Washington, dated 12di February, 1S33, addreed lo ilia Duke ol Wellington, from which we luko the following extracts : "As no pari of the rfirputed Territory has " bvkr been withdrawn from ihe sovereignty " of CJiaat Itriiaiu, in cmnieqiienrc of ihe dcfeciivo " description of ihe line of buundaiy in the treaty "ofl7S3, American citizens cannot have nrqtiired " justly ti tide in any lauds in ihe State of Mnina " or iMiusiicluifetis, ns nssened by ,Mr. Lincoln, " nnd there riinnni be any pretence for disputing' " the uninterrupted exercise of juritdiction "over that Territory, by tliu Drill, b authorities of ' New Hrunswick." The Herald, however, Is more frank than eomo nf its colempornries. It says it is no longer a question of right. "The territory in question is of " vital importance to the British government, and " whether it technically belongs to us or not, it will " never be surrendered, except In superior for ce," Tlm ll.rnl,! In hn tnrp. it nnl ovnnilu it., ft, ill. I. -,V --..W..J , . government ; though in this instance it doubtless speaks the views of the provincial autboriliei it noi mose at nouie. Tl.n .o,l .., f hnilu r In. diana on our frnntinr turns out to bo mcor-

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