Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 17, 1839, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 17, 1839 Page 2
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'k In know. 1 havo a cur.o.UJ on uw B.ik!. . ..,! vnu toll 11)0 ? ,,ou ? Well, t lint bents any tiling. What n cunning lo y nre! F"'cd V00' Mrt JlIfh-?, !'" toll the Present .11 nbout il vn8 no comc8 hon,e' H W . ;.l fcn..r Mr. Harris. I rpfifct to toll .. ',i,i ihn rnscallv Solicitor of the n,-...r U niroinir to trv and recover back tint money ynn'vo pot, which belongs to ihn Government. Never mind ; we'll fix U some way. KnMi is on cntlomo of tho correspon ,i,n,. nf Levi Woodbury. Secretory of the Treasury, and constitutional ntlviser of the i.n.i.l..iit. What a rich specimen of on American mailman! 7' he continued," THE WHIG BANNER AGAIN FLOATS IN TRIUMPH OVER THE CITY OF ALBAIS I We have met and conquered ilie enemy ! The Chart or Election lion been nobly (micrht and won. The Pm9T. Second, and FOURTH Ward ore WHIG ! In the Fifth, wu hnvo circled our Su nervisor, with n pnrt of the Charter Tick ct, and lost the Aldermen by majorities of from 1 to 5. Our ngiT'egato majority is nearly FOUR HUNDRED. vv., imuu elee.ted SnnervisnrB in aft the Wards. This gives us a mnjority in the Hoard, over Iho Locoloco Supervisors and t,lr.i. This is truly an auspicious result. The Recency, encouraged by the rpcent luccees of thotr followers in New York, made a,m i-flnri. To havo revolutionized Albany, would have been a triumph worth toasting of, and they worked nam io ac nhsh it. But it vvasanunavailingsirug wlo. Thpw aic opain beat, and under cir cumstances winch shows that the City i nuifl Til THE CORE. ?n the 1st and 3d the enemy had no hope Of euccesB. But of the 2d, 4lh and 5tli. they were sanguine. As long, hovever, as the "taucy second " remains under its pres nt organization, thcro is no hope for Lo co Focoirm. Equally hopeless is now their condition in the Fouwth. We have beat en them this spring without the aid of the Whio Watermen who did ub Mich gond erv:ce in the fall. The Steam-Boats and Canal Boats were not in pnrt. But they "will find their way frnmj and not hatk lo thier hiding places," in the tall, wtien tne Old Fourth Ward will be good again for ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY MA JORITY. In the 5th Ward we were cheated out of the Election of a part of our ticket. A Urge number of illegal voters were brought from Walervlict. Our Candidate lor an nervisor. Assessor. School. Commissioner Inspector and one Constable were elected notwithstanding the fraud; and if all the Whigs had voted, the whole Ticket would have been saved. But we are content. The city is stead fist in its Whig principles. We will give 400 majority in (lie lall. From the Albany Journal. THE LEGISLATURE-ITS LABORS AND RESULTS. The Legislature was in session 127 days. Three hundred and ninety Laws were enacted. A large number ol b. Is. most ot which were of or. important public nature, nassied by the House, but were strangled IB rr Senate. The session has been an eventful one. ....TbeHouso of Assembly represented the .' Jsfflnifments and were devoted to the inter iests ol a largo majority of the People. The ' "Senate reflected ihn views ol a minority ol ihe People, and were devoted to the inter oil of Mr Van Buren. This brnnch of the Government maintained on antagonist po eilion in referenco to the F.xecutive and Representative Departments. All thai there is of benign legislation, therefore, has heen extorted from o hoelilo Senate. Something has been effected for Ihe com tnon welfare; but much that was done for (he People by the Assembly, was either teiocted or smothered in thn benate. One of the first acts of tho Assembly was iha oasssgo of a bill restoring In the Banks Iha right to issue Small Bills. The Senate, after o blind, infatuaied resistance of ihe popular will for two years, was forced lo yi"!d its concurrence, and the bill became o law. That currency 'experiment' cost the People hundreds of thousands of dollars. The enormous compensation received by (he Clerks nf the Supreme Court and the Reeistersin Chniicery, has been curtailed For this, tho Whigs have labored ten yeari-: but while Ihe Recency were strong they would not allow us to dnrnnish I heir 'spoils.' The law passed la not whnt was domnnrierl, but will, it is believed, save nt least g50 000 annually to suiters in the higi;er Courts, Something has brrn done for Ihe cause ol Education. Thn law passed in reia. lion to Common School?, will in'use lift and vigor into the SvMnin. Tho course of Public Instruction, under iIip eri'igliten ed auspices nf an indefatigable Secretary of Slate, will be onward. Something, too, has been done lo guard nnd protect the Freedom anil Purity of th Elective rroneniee. in mis we rejoice most unfeignedly. The abuses, frauds and corruptions practised at the E ections were threatening to destroy this only safeguard fnr Republicanism. All is Inst when (he Ballot ceases to reflect the public senli merit. And this crisis, so fatal lo Freedom was rapidly approaching especially in our largo cities. J he Whig parly, ever mix ious to preservo the Purity of our Elec tions. has for some years urged Iho passage of a Registry Law, Tho Albany Regency. while they were profiling by fraudulent and corrupt practices, reiuseu io un any thing. But ihe evil has grown so rapidly that even they are appalled. J ho conse quence is that we havo obtained a law which will commence the work of Reform. Ita defects will be corrected by future Legislation ; and we may now look forward with grateful confidence for such whole nemo and salutary eiiordu as will EFFEC TUALLY PRESERVE THE PURITY OF OUR ELECTIONS. The great cause of Internal Improve ment stands still ! Ever hostile lo iIiif System, tho Albany Argus look ground at the commencement of Ihe Session, againH the policy urged by the Governor in his Mortage. The panic efforts of the Stato Printer, who croaked incessantly about a to J ccssiui in arresting nu uuicuhk oij nrnieet of Imnrnvement. Tile Senate, r J . -...r. - - , obedient tn the Argus, has sirangieu ni Improvement bills which not! oeen passem in Iho Assembly. All tno various worm, so imnortant to the Peoplo and Ihe Stale, have been stayed but whether lor a year, or for ever, must denend on tho Peoplo themselves. If tho Umpire Stato is um- posed to go back inio Up shell it mo re"- pie want no more t;anais ami n"' ivo....-, they will attach themselves to tho Vnn Buren car, ro elect Ins followers, end pro paro, for Ihot consummation so devoutly invoked by thn Ex.Ailomoy Ge"rral--"PERISH COMMERCE! PERISH CREDIT !" . - n The Legislation of the late Session wi'l furnish d fruitful theme for reviow and dia cussion. NrwYonrc. Mav 13 In tho cntirso oi the curious trial tifSnmusf L. Gauvemcv.r, now mi nc on the U. S. Micini ouri, suv. eral singular devlopeniclits have como out ns lo the "fair bii"in ss imnsociioiiB nno operations of Ihe Office holders of the U. S Government. The detention! rail cited several wiinns ses to prove that he ought lo be nllowed a commission ol 5 pr;r cent on all tho extra official business he did for Ihe Deportmenl such os negoVintip accnmniodolinn paper, making loans, borrowing, raising, morlgag irifT. and other needful operotmns. One witness said hethounht 5 per cent, was a very rcriMinable allowance; and being ashed to give his reasons, he Faid that other persons had received it; and then being called on by Ihe Court to give an instance, he said that Mr. W. M. Price received gG74 9fli, as his commission on the purchase of a sword and a lookini; glas ns a proton! for Iho kinpofSiam. The Court Ihonphl tine instance was oh good as a thousand for it would establish a precedeni. In one of the letters, read ns evidence on the part of thp government, written by Col. Reeside in 1G34. when he wos undor the examina of Ihe Commitlfe of Investigation, there was a passage that excited quite a lively movement in tho Court and audience "I hope," writes the gallant Land Admiral, "to get out of the hands nf this damned In. qnisitinn in a few daysthen I'll be in Now York, &c." Ai this the Court looked irravc Mr Southard smiled, end Mr. But- Fer turned up thn whiles of his eyes. Tho trial still proceeds, and will probably occu py severnl doys. Herald. Newsvstem or official swindling. In i he Louisville Journal of the 2d inst., the assistont postmaster of that place, A. T. Ash, and two po6t office clerks come out with a statement charging Mr. Camp bell, the pnslmasler with transmitting to the deparfmeot at Washington, fraudulent receipts purporting to be for salaries paid to clerks, which receipts were filled up after signature, with omounte considerably larger than Ihe actual disbursements. Il appears that the suspicions of some of Iho clerks were aroused by Ihe request nf Mr. Campbell that they would sign blank re ceipta. Copies of these vouches were pro cured from Washington, and a material discrepancy was found to exist between their exhibit and the sums actually received from I he postmaster by his subordinates, besides which each of the clcrki allege Unit Mr. Campbell lias unequivocally confessed to I hem that the facia were precisely as charged. Important and valuaule Discovery. We learn that while Mr. William Trainer, of Marcus Hook, io this county, was dig ging on the side of a hill near his dwelling, he fortunately struck upnn a body of clay of a kind entirely unknown heretofore either in this country or in Europe. Mr. Trainer has presented specimens of this clay lo several of the most eminent chem ists of Philodelpliia, among whom am Professor Hare, of the University, Mr. J. S. Warner, and Mr. Rogers, the State Geologist. Mr. Hare pronounced it Ihn purest porcelain earth ho had yet seen. Wo call Ihe attention of geologists mid monufoctnrers lo this important diccovery, and would request them to call on Mr. Trainer, who will bo pleased ol oil limes to seulhrm, and to give such information as they desire. Delaware Co. Hep, Singular Sentence Last week man, named Nicholas C. Robinson, wos convicted at W ilmingion, N, C, oi" man slaughter, and Judge Parsnn, after tinny ing Ins prayer for 'the benefit of a clergy, passed upon him Iho following singular sentence : "That the prisoner he Inken tn the jail whence lie came, be brought into cnnri at 4 o'clock P. M , be b'otided on the brawn of ihe lefl thumb with ihn letter M., and that he bo confined in jail six months. i appearing to the satis'action of I he Court thai he is n lnwles" and (longerons man Ihe circumstance of the trial of a highly nggrovnted character, amounting in Slir opinion of the Court lo murder ordered Jhat he enter into recognizanco wiih Iwo good and sufficient securities in the sum ol $501) each for his gond behavior for fivn years from ihe expiration of his imprison men). An.') thai should ha remain in Ihe Mato at Iho cxpiralmn of five yeors, he shnll then coma into Court at the first term of the Court for litis county, and make his recognizance null arid void, and stand com milted until cost.s are paid." Peru and Chili. By Hie arrival nf tho ship Natchez, Cnpioii.' Haves, from Vnlpa raiso, we hnve official enfirmation nf the accounts heretofore received, of a great battle between the Chilians- and Ihe armv of the Protector Santa Cruz, in which the loiter was completely mined. Tho 'spoil of Ihe victors' wore 3300 prisnnc rs, nil the Protector's artillery, horses, &c. jand $90, 000 in money. Generals Moron ano Urdi ruea were killed, and five oiher generals were mode prisoners. &onio Cruz escaped with only twenty men. The Chilian gen eral, Lafuentc, expected tn reach Lima nn Ihe 2flih ot Jaiiury. Them tins also been a naval engagement, in which the Peru. Bolivians were equally unfortunate, losing one vcssol, and the other three being much damaged. Tho caslle of Colloo still ro mnincd in possession of the forces of Santa Cruz, who dad (here a garrison of 1500 men. THE ANNIVERSARIES. ,. ,n M, c(, Ono of rrreai interest to tho roligioiis and philnn .. n,i nhllnn ihropic portion ol our fellow citizens throughout the country. His the Aiini' versory week or our great Societies for the promotion of roligion and benevolence, ...l,n lnfliinnr.n nrn felt to the remotest rnrnnrs oftho enrtb. Immense numbers of .irnnrrerH. ma o and lemnm, limn on qonr n f. .. .... It..!... I !.. tors of this Pedum Ol toe union, uru nere 10 flttendanen upon Ihe anniversary mcciings At these meetings reports are made of tin slate of prosperity enjoyed by the various Societies, tho extent olio elhcocy of their labors, nnd, of nil oi hot matters connected with iheir purposes nnd management. Most of these Societies enjoy lie undivi detl confidence ol the public, and are pro diic'.tve of unqualified good. All of them, no doubt, nun at coming up to thai chnr r.clcr, anil am ns devoutly intended as tin most unexceptionable among them ; but upon ihe practical utility and real efficacy for good of some of i hem. public opinion. even among nur most rcliginiifly devoted citizens, is greatly and irreconcilably divided. S"Vernl of ihn reports which have been made public during Iho week are highly interest ing, and would no doubt be highly acceptable lo a majority of Ihe public; but thev ore generally of considerable length, and contain much that would not be veiy interesting to those not intimately connec ted with the societies. Among Iho more generally popular of these societies, tho American Bible Society the American Sunday School Society, Ihe New York Colonization Society, and the American Tract Society havo held their meetings. From the report of the first named it appears that its rcceip'e during Ihe yea were 95.126 CC, and its expenditures $98,205 41. During the post year the issues were 134 937 oipies, and the total number 2 5110 235. These copies wcro in seventeen different languages. The Sunday School report slates thai the number nf school in the city is 94. In these there, are 603R while and 41 1 colored mnles, and 4703 white and 564 colored females total 1 1.736. The number of teachers is 1 156 males and 1 150 females total 2336. Tho number both nf scholars and teachers is somewhat less than it was last year. The Tract Society, as appears by their report, lion, during the year, issued 944 publicaiinns. The total issues of ihe socio ty fnr lite year have been 356.000 vnlumes 3.657,000 pnblicatmns, 124,744 000 poges T he number of pages circulated 119,744, 000. The total circulation since the for mntinn of the society are 1,153 390 3110 volumes; 51,039,678 publications; 917.983, 578 pages. The receipts during th year were 131,295 40, of which C55 852 8I were donations. There has been paid over (or distribution in foreign countries 530 000. The operations oftho society liave been mnre extensive Ihe past year than in any former ones, nnd it is the intention lo push them still further. The Treasurer of the Colonization Soci ely has received during Ihe last year in cash, S'i.445 41. in merchandize R2000 and in snb-cripiinns payable on demand C600U. Total 19.445 41. The expendi lures in cash have been $11.574 50 Al the anniversary meeting it wns sistctl thai lllpre Were now nine Amor mo n caltlomnnt along the African coast in a deanceof 250 miles, wiihm which limns the slave trade was nearly annihilated that they contain ed 18 churches, more than 500 children nt school, hundreds of naliven as well as colo rusts, at the Sabbath schools, and that short they prerented a living example nf n negro community, free, prosperous and happy, performing all Ihe functions of self government. Jv. Y, Sun Attention is respectfully directed tn the advertisement nf the Lamoille Co. Gram mer Sr.honl. in another column. The opportunity for parents and puardions to place their children under an accompli-hed and faithful teacher is a roro one, and should not be neglected by Ihose who wish tn trust their children and wards in any public in-t itin ion. The facilities afforded lo Ihe boys who are ploced in the family of ihe Principal are for superior In itWe nf public sclmnle in general. It is his intention to make fr his pupil a thorough school and n kind hnme ; while Ihe same attention is pnul to t heir personal nppeornnce, their wearing apparel and In iheir morals Ihot should be at Ihe fireside of I heir porenis, iheir inlel leniunl fncuhies ore carefully and justly developed. Nothing is nmuied which is calculated lo form the right minded man and worthy eiiizfii Stale Paper. Beef and tiik Bvtciiers. The butch ers are making quite n stir, in various pari of the country, concerning the high price ol beef poduced by forestalling Ihe mar el. By the annexed porogroph it will be seen thai they arc laking steps to abate Ihe evil. From Ihe Baltimore Jlmtriran, The butchers, with a single exception, have declined lo buy cm I Ic ai the high prices demanded by Ihe holder, and as a consequence there wore but n few oUlls in the Centre Market, yesterday, at which beef coilld be procured. A general detor minalinn on Ihe part of tho citizens to ab slain frnm the consiimptinn of beef, nnd in sustain Iho butchers in tho laudable slaod they have token, will be Ihe surest way lo correct ihe evil complained of, From the Philadelphia National Gazelle The butchers of the city nnd county ol Philadelphia held a meeiing nn Monday last, ot which il wa resnlved not to pay mnre than ten dollars per hundred for cat tie.' A committee was nppoinied to pro ceed lo Now York, lo nsk Ihe co-operation nf iho butchers of that city. We understand ihot a delegatinn from Ihe butchers of Philadelphia arrived in this city lest evening, to c infer with the trade hero, on iho subject nf high prices nf prnvisions, and to devise means lo re duce Ihcm somewhat toward the verge of moderation. A meeting of conference on Ihn subject is In be held at Hip Hide Hall on Monday evening. -JV, Y. Com. Adv, .Death of Gf.n. McAnrnon The Chihcothe Gazette announces the death, on iho 28th tilt., of Gen. Duncan M' Ar thur, in the GBlli year of his age. He was one of Iho earliest settlors and molt ilia tinguiicd citizens of Ohio, FRIDAY MO UN ING, MA Y I . Mb. Stacv ; As there are many burses In this vicinity afflicted with an epidemic. or, as I term it, catarrhal inflammntinn of the lungs, you may perhaps do Iho public gond service by giving publicity to the following hinls-founded nn fourteen or fifteen years cxnerience. dimmr whmli tlmo I have never known a failure, where the remedy has been applied in season. The symptoms arc, a slight cough, a len. duncy to discharge at the nnso, ond n rat tling in tho heod nnd throat. The pulse in the commencement of iho disease, not quicker than in health, but low and languid the oyes dull, and in some cases the throat appears sore, so as to produce diffi culty in swallowing. As the diseaio pro grosses, the discharges from Ihe nose in crease, attended by a very offensive smell ; and Inss of appetite is the result. My remedy ia bleeding, in the first stages of (ho disease, in propnrtion to the sizo and condition of the horse say, from three lo five, or even six quarts two or throe row els in the breasi, made of sole leather soaked in spirits of turpentine ond blister salve rubbed over them a email piece of garget root put into tho orifice made by the needle, ond a good sized blister on each side, back of the fore shoulder. The bowels should be kept moderately loose. With a clean stable, good air, and reason able attention, I am satisfied the above remedy will succeed in nineteen cases out of twenty. Calf.o Richaiidson. Burlington, May 5, 1839. THE BOUNDARY QUESTION. The last news from England ib of a pa. cific character, and confirms the previous intelligence brought by the Great Western, A proposition which has met the approval of our minister in England, hoB been sub mitted to our government fnr a definite set. tlement of the boundary question. This proposition was brought out by the last ar. rivals, and has already been under ennsid. eralion by the cabinet at Washington. Its terms have not transpired, but there is ev ery probability that the difficulties between Ihe two countries, will bo amicably and speedily arranged. The Globe publishes the following extracts from Ihe correspon dence between the two governments, as explanatory of the elate of feeling on the subject. Mr. Slevtnton to Lord Paltntrtton. Lord Piilmeimoii ha prolulily iiliemly been apprised that lonnni! t tie proceedings of I ho Con Si cm of llie Uniifil Sirfles hi the ntose of im lite rnviimi, pinvi-iiin whs midp for ii miMinn tn UniHin, in relxiiurt to the subject of ill is rnnlroterav, slimild il, in llie opinion ol the I'leii dfin.l'e di-pined wlvi.ilile in ii'ioiiu one. In vir tue of this piowximi, ihe undersigned wt now die Iwinnr of in rei.timins Ins l.nid-liip ili.n die 1'iesi. deul of din United .Sime (deaiiuiH of rtinfiiniiing in the indic.iteil wtrliertaf Cintifss) h.n iliiected him lo nniimiiire in her MujesivV GovPiemeni wdlingiieii lit inmiluie fix'h ini-sioii. nnd clt.ine llie pUec nriipgolmliitii, winch b.irf lieieiiilmc heen Hgieed on, from Wnjliiiigiuii io London; provided it rlmuld lie .ircciljli- lo lier M.iif-jivV Government in do ii, mid would, in I heir nninnin. he die ineam of Insipidus or frfcilitiiiing ihe final adjustment of llie rmnioiriKV. In i-nlimiiling lliia pioposilion of the President, winch he IM nn.v the linnnr of dniriR, llie under signed tinner liim-elf that l.oid I'dlniersion will nm hill in i lie moiives which have, influ enced iIip President in niakinz it. iinil see in ii. nm only an Hilrlhinnal proof nf his desire lo terminate ti mir.ill v til i iiimracied -iiid painful rnnirriversv. hill llie earliest solicilude wlnrli lie feel id place uie r laiuins onus rwn cuuniriea lipynnd ihe reach of iho'eca-ualiies b which, tn I lie piescnl eiaie ol iIiiiirs. iliey are so lin:e In lie injured. I'ii ii p.npnseion the undersigned lias been diiecied respectfully to luge i lie early consideration nf II... lIuU.I, K MM............ 'I'hi' import. mre and iiigpncv of lirinein speed) fose the pending negoi ial inn, anil the pxm. ig r iHFuiiriiis in Hutu me two countries nrn now placed, will, 111" undersigned per-iiadpn hi sell, sulticienllv explain lite e.n nesinpd uiiih ulili l, he has pieced die subject upon ihe consideraiion of Lmd I'aliiipi-ion ; and, in closing Him m,,iP) le rlll bill indulge die confi'lcnl hope Ihai ihe final deier uiinaiinn ol her Majesis's gmeinineni will mil only ciirie.p iiid with thp just ions which are enieiiained hv his own (iiuei iimenl, lint that it will lie 1 1n' ineaiH nf leading lo such an niljiMmpni of ihe uIiiiIb conltoiersy as in.n lie ciiuip.nilile w iih die jusl rijhis und honor of ihn iwn coiimries, anil the peaceful and fi lendlv relation, upnn iha pieservalion of which so essentially depend llie prorperilv nnd happiness ofiioth, (Signed) A. SI'EVEN'SON. 23 Portland Place, Maich 30, 1830. Lord Paltntrtton to Mr, Sttvcnian. Jler Majp.)'s (iiiteiuiupiii consider lite com mnnicaiinn which Mi. Stevenson haa been instruc ted in make In llie undersigned upon die subject nf ihn piopo-ed mission urn special envoy to England us n fresh proof ol die frinidlj di-pns iiion of llie Ptesidptit, nml of ihe frniiknesg whii h it is Imped will hIw.ijh charanleiize ihe intercourse lietueeti llin two Goveinuienis ; and her Ma jesi 'n Govern ment hasien In reph lo I h.i I comuinnicaiinii in llie samespiiit nnd with the same fiankness. The President is desirnut, of knu a ing whether such mission would lie agreeable In her Majesty's Gov ei nine in, and wlieilier il would, in iheir opinion, lie ihe means of hastening or facilitating ihe final ml. J us t men I nf the ciinnuversv. 'I'll a t il would iilwas lie agieeable lo her .Mnjesl)'s Gnveinuinil lo ie reive any person eiuming die confidence of ihe Piesidem, nud sent hither to treat of mailers nf feeling llie inieiesis of limli countries, ihe under signed is pei funded thai I lie Government of die U, States c.innoi possibly douhl ; hut her Miuesl) ' Gnveiiimcnl do hoi ree. that in the piesenl stale of ihn negoi ialimi such ii mhf inn rutild he likely lo hasten or lo facilitate the adjustment of lliecnnlrn teisv. Il was llie wish nf llie llrilish Goiernmeiii in 1831, when the awnrd nf the Kins of Nether lands was given, thai any further uegulialinn which might be necessary upon I hi' subjecl, should be carried on in London. Hut the gnternmetit of the United Stales expressed a slicing desire thai I lie seal nf negnliaiioii l,onld lie in Wa.liinginii, and ihe British Government acquiesced in that arrange, merit. Now llie queiiinn nt present to he considered it whether any udtaniages would arise fiuin liunilet ring ihe negotiation to London, Undoubtedly if ihn stale of the ngolillon were itch that Ihn two Governments were nt liberty to arrive at a final and immediate seillement of (he conirowrij, bj a convtolional division of die ter. rltorjr in dispute. Iter MaJeity's Government would be ofnpinioti 'hi! advantage might arise from ihe mission proposed In bo sent lo Ibis country by ihe Government of tho Uniiecl Smie. Bin Maine having refilled lo agree lo n conventional line, nnd another reference lo arliiiralion lining in llie nT'""nl stale of die mailer oul of llie que.tuin llie only course lefi open for the two Ooiernmenn, with a view lo nrtUe at a hoIiiiIiiii of Ihe controversy, is to muse n fiesh -urvev of the territory in lie m.iiw, fur llie nurim.e nf enileavoi ing lo trace tipnu lite ground Itself the line of llie ireuly of 1783 ; and llie undersigned is sending lo Mr box, Mr llie rons'ti eiallon of llie Piesulenl, a rlrafi of a rnnveniiun for ihe piirpii.R ur legulaiing llie pioceetlnigs ol me commissioners io be appointed bv die two Govern. menu for ibis end ; and her AtJcsH's Government linpe that the leporl of these commissioner will either selllc the question at issue, or furnish lo lite Iwn Governments such information as may lead directly lo a settlement. But this bcinu; the presonl stato oftho mat ter, it appears to her Majesty', Govnrntnonl that a special envoy now sanl from America, would not, upon hip. arrival in tlii' country, find any thin ' lo discuss or to sntlla in enti tled ion with this qjcslinn, tho discussion or settlement of which could ba of impoilanco comuionsurato with Iho expectations which such a mission would naturally excitn on both ninca nf ihn Atlnntir. nml that if. in ronsn. qunnco thereof, the envoy so sent were to ro. I turn to Ihe United Slates, before tho two Gov. eminent had finally poltled tho whom ques tion, a disappointment miiiht thereby be crcal. cd which, howovor unfounded il would be, micht, nevertheless, produce bad efiucla in bnlh countries. Her Majealv's Government havinjr thus stated, without resorvo, their impression upnn tins matter, leavo Iho decision ol it to the President ; and tno undersigned has only further to assure Mr. Stevenson that her Ma jesty's Government are very sensible lo tho spirit ol trienuly conbdctico, wbicti Ilia dicta- led Mr. btcvenson s communication. (Signed.) PALMI2RSTON. Foiieiqn Office, April 3. 1839. For the Kree Pi ess. Mr. Editok :-It tnighl seem nroner dial I should nm Inn ilen jour Columns with n philological speculation, vviilioui some pieface nf apologies. lint ii will lie fiood dial it has not been die mac. lice of :lie tnosi eminent pliilul .gists to indulge in modesty, ami i am led lo conclude that Micro is some inconsistency between llie iwo 'branches of science.' Home I ooke (gond anuiorilv) had a ponr opinion of all oilier people, and JoIuhoii, Webster and Richardson agiee in mulling else Inn the profound contempt which each enienain for Ins predecessor. Indeed similar feeling are recto rucaied among llie eniiie race of critics and coin- tnenlalors as one of them candidly enough mjs " Here one fool lolls Ins lungue out al mmiher, And shakes hi. empty noddle al his brother." It will not be necessary however, dial I should cliaige upon die negligence of previous lexicogra. pheis Hip deficiencies, whose supply it is llie object ot mis CDuiuiuninatiun to itulicaie. Uur language has been daily piogiesting, ami, as n consequence, additional significations have come to be attached to old wouls. It will be enough if ihe few insian ces below prove serviceable ns Inula to some future laborer whose eye they may chance lomeet, if I do not mvsell carry litem out. Y Gammon, s 1. The buttock of a hog, sailed anil i'i led. i Illusion, mere prolession. Examples 1, In the plira-e in 'save one's Kammoii or bacon,' i e. to escape impending danger. By gnsly death they snnn were overtaken, Altho' they snuggled hard in save Iheir bacon JEneid tram, bu D. Newcombe. 2. One gentleman, a hnle in the rear of the resi, did not hesitate to slate thai, for his pur poses, the lion, member's explanation savored rather too strongly of the gammon tendency. DicKtnt Bt.UE.n. 1. One of the seven primal) colors 2. addicted in liquor, or 3. 'o Itiei autre. 4. tnel aiivliolic, productive of megrims. 1. How deeply, darkly, lip.iuiifullv blue. Byron, to the Ocean. 2. 'Hnve I nm served mv coiimrv 1 Have I not roared mv d tv ligh's nm and been blue as Ida- ze,' lital vida "Peter Brush " John Green was a regular tricolor green by name, black by uatuie blue lv liilol. Polite Report 3, In lite phrase 'blue slocking,' applied to women. 4, In devils, Ru.M. s 1 A kind of spirit distilled from mo lasses, highly iiuoxicaluig ; hence 2. adj. applied lo aiiviliiug pioiliicing odd or disagreeable effects; hence 3. nnviliing rem-ekalile or fine. 1. Thy chaims, O Hum, shall spread fiom shore to snore, Relieve die simple nntials nf the poor ! &c. Newcombe't Poems. 2. 'What a rum thing 'I'iuii- is. Neddv ! Pickwick paperi. Rum things is women. Ibid 3. Phiases 'Hum doin's ' 'Rum fellow.' Loaf. v. n. I o rnainiain n lingering presence about loieign premises without anv iidenuaie cause Thus have I often known what weie ui die fiist discieei anil ililiytnl pernios latteiU make no sciupleol lonfing It v ihe lioni meiher. Hint on Collegiate Education. L.OAF. a, i. i cake ol b.eail ; i. nine spent in uie uci in mating, I. Seven lialfpennv havei shall be sold for penny. John Cade. 2. I'husthej .cneil themselves beneath a spread ing liee nml commenced a ueliheruie loaf Anon, Loafer, s. One wlm loafs. (Periled accord ing lo some, lioin "low leller. In conirar.tinn "lo'fei" according lo oilier, from loaf Dread ; a to iler ueiug supposed in keen sum coin pain in exp-ciaiion of 'loaves and fishes,' like die multitude miraculously led ) Elder Flktchkr will preach at Ue Baptist Meeting oust mi n lav May 19 A. MA It It I D In this town, on Monday ovenin"; last, by Rev President fFiiceler, Air James Bothvvoll. to .Miss Ruth Converse both of this town. d 1 1 : i) In Philadelphia, on Mnmlay lasl, Mr. JoUK AB bott, fortnerlv a resident of i Ins place, aged 46. S. HUNTINGTON. WOULD in lor in Iim customers, friends ami t he public generally, that he has received from New York a choice asuorl meni of BOOK BINDING STOCK. BLANK BOOK MATERIALS Sc S7ATIONERY. Sec. He otdis a noiitinunnce of Iheir favors, and he hopes by attention to his business to merit (lie same. 2 doors Eist of the Free Press Office. Burlington, Collect- St. ( May 14. 1239. J PROVISIONS. PORK, Lard, Butler and Choeso, for solo by KERN ana WALKER. May G, 1839. COFFEE. a(F Bac Java, Cuba and Si, Domineo W COFFEE, for sale by May C, 1839. KERN and WALKER. 1J ' I' OUR. 1 Ub Is. and Half bbls. SUPER' WW FINE FLOUR, for sale by May 6, 1839. KERN and WALKER. STATIONERY. QUILLS, Inks, Fluid, Steel Pew, Papers. Sealing Wax. Drawing Pen on., Drawing paper, Hri-lol paper, Cap papei, Letter paper. Slates and Pencils, Loner Siamps, Lettor folders &c &c. Slc. for sale by S. Huntingtoh. One door Bast ) College Strut Scnifs Row. S SAIrUOLS. SKINNER BEGS leave in tender his jjreeiful ac kiiiiwledrroments, to Ins Friends for their liberal im'ronnoe and hopes by punc nislity and close applicaiion to business to merit n continuance oftho same, as he haa decided afier two and a half years, trial, to inn Ice n permanent resilience at Burlington. A great variety nf ready mad work can he Heen three doors west of J St J. H. Peck k, Co College St., and second in quality to none. A beautiful article of Ladies Saddle, of the latest New York fashion, very cheap. Gentlemans portablo, pigeon, inlays, b bo line and common oaa dies, a greater variety of traveling equip ments than ever before onered for sale in Burliiigitiri, consisting of Portninntesus, Vnlisieg, Carpet Bass of various patterns. Hard Leather, Double D-ckers, French Folio, Folding, imitation. Bellows top, and Common Trunks, Irom $, to 430 each. Coach, Gig. Plated, TuiiHd, Brass. Jappan. ed and common Harnesses A superior ar ticle of Cart ur Dray Harness, with Scutch collars, a good assortment of Whips and Lathes, Trappings, Rusetis, Twigs, i"ken Martinrrals, Rolls. W hippletrea. Fire Buckets, Neels Oil, Sheepskins by iheDoz. or single, and other articles too numerous to mention in this bill. Also a firai ralo Buggy Wacunn for sale. Any of the above articles will be sold on reason abln terms. Carnage trimming executed in the neatest mvle. Cs!l and see. Burlington. Miy 17. 1839. May 10, 1839. NEW CASK STORE, Ml IVlllutoh, VI. MORTON & CLARK are now re ceiving at the wlule Store, two doors Bo-1 of B iele Hill, nn entire New stock of FAXCY it STAPLE DRY GOODS DRY GROCERIES, CROCKERY Sc GLASS TVARE, HARD WARE Sc CUTLERY, DRUGS c MEDICIMES. PAINTS OIL. NAILS, See. See. which are ofTWnii for gale at o small ad" vaoce from Cost, for ready pay. Most kinds nf produce received in exchange for Good. 6tr milialon. May 16. 1839. ACUOUN T BOOKS. AGnoeral assortment for sale by tht subscriber BLANK BOOKS, of all descriptions, mado in any pattern on short notice, quality and prices shall corretpond S. HUNTINGTON. Cnllege Si rent. ) May 17 1839 ENGLISH WRITING FLUIDS, BLUB and BLACK, a superior amcle, uccoiiiiiantri and oi tiers who like a ."iod article are invited to coll at the Book Bindery of S. Huntinotom. mi College St. whoru they can be accomodated with a good article in large or small quantities. Alto, Jet Biack Ink call and see. S. HUNTING TON, College St. Burling on, May 17, 1839. ana vf aactiDsh i I n rvl v i H- ui. uiuunviio i on" ri'c.'ivinff on assorioieiit of crotnl GOODS, to wlncii he rcspecltully invites the attention nf pnrclmer. Pearl Street, May 17, 1839. D3NTIST. DR. Spnouer is ir Buriiiigiun, prepared lor business ; and will be happy lo render professional a-sislnnce to all who may ncd He hn j a great variety of splendid Universnl Teeth, i-ingle nnd in hlocke, capable of being adopted lo a great variet y of cases ; nl.-o a supply of his val uable Tooih Powder. His Btay will be luniied io 3 or 4 weeks. American Hoiel Room No. IO-2d floor Hour punctually from 9 to 12, and from 2 to 5 "'clock. Miv 15. IR39 NEW GOODS. PDUOLI I'TLB liss jn.t received . frmn New York his supply of spring; anil summor Goods, comprising ' an cxien give nurnieni nfolih ti-tial Varieties of DRY GOODS. GROCERIES, S(C. See, winch are offered for sale at tho lowest price. 6w Burlington, May 15, 1839. Just published A N enquiry into the "OAIGXN OP DlSSASi:" and on attempt lo estab. lish cortainlv in Medicine hv an interpretation Or NATURE. "To elicit novel and prominent facts is tho lot orfew. But all may investigate Truth and thus contribute more or less towards tho advancement of knnwlcdie." hy c;kok(;k taylib. We invito Iho attonlion of roadinr,'. reflect ing Men to this Pamphlet. It will disabuse the minds of many of their prejudices con cerning tho Nygeian thoory. Hygeian is founded on intelligible and de monxirablo principles, and if lis doctrine is an innovation and a novelty, lime which has already confirmed Iho truth oflivgeism will toon invest it with the authority of age. For sale at Ihe Vatioly Shop. Price 121 ctt Also an abridgement of Morlsoniana 6 eta. 3d Vol. Mnrisoiiana, $2.00, Packet of Till" l, and $3. Panobosn and Bbinsmaip, 200t Glover Seed, for sale at Maj 16. HOWARDS,

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