Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 20, 1839, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 20, 1839 Page 2
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uii1 av-WBigffrtrei t Lmmi.CTaaagroTrmirajb.uiiiMTtiB I'Vuii) I he H.Hlilnirgli Whig. UN I V B II SI TY 0 Fr 13 ItM 0 N T. may hi! adequately 8ft forth. Tho charnc ( i ler til Kir niilip Sidney, uy u. i'. warm, , 7", . , , ,1 wns n spinled doltncntion, by nn entbustns Mn. KniToni 1 hud in the Inst No. of j , c 0ltnr,,r C1f i ,o virtues, talents nnd oc your paper a ehml fliclch of the 1st;! com. (1,lirtM1)cnt(. f ,10 K0ont nnd accomplished monccmcnt at Unrliugtoii. I ho following 1 8oUiur nllt FC,ar tlio paramount gen mora cxtondeil sketch of ilia exorcises "1 1 tlcrunn ofhid tunc that day, nnd of llioso preceding nnd con To ,H, e.vpositinn by Mr. Robertson, of uwiih.i I., if pi.iuc.i .y.iur tnsposui. , i,,tr,rt j(on 0fa sla0 xrynillO SVMCHI, employ it, his thoughts nnd convictions I knew it to bo tho doctrino on which the j I ho ngoa of four nnd sixteen yenrs, nt I tralc" in tlm longusgu of t lie Sentinel I lion of Ihoso nameless friends of equal 3,500,000; nnd of (his number COO.000 do " nsumc to vote !" but voted to admit a rights who preside over llic pitch -pot nnd not enjoy the benefits of ii common school person from nnolhcr county to vote lor ih0 feather big. Admirable democracy, Imperfect, an it necessarily is, from the circumstances under which it is penned, its publication is desired in tho hope that ii may prove not nnaccrptnblo to those among the good people of tins Northern country, who, from tln'ir ucnriinsa to this Institution, their regard for looming, anil especially their interest in securing moral nnd intel lectual cull uro for their snn, look with favor upon this flourishing University, its increasing success nnd reputation, nod fo r widening influence. It is because I thought to afford sorno slight aid In eucIi persons in deciding upon the merits nnd claims of llit Institution, I ha I have spoken ol individual performances nod speakers, more than is usual, in the vogue notices of similar mini vcrsarios, that appear from lime to time, nnd besides, it is in the solid worth of these productions of iis pnpilp, Hint the University lias tho beet pledge nnd the surest forerun, nor of a yet hijher prosperity. Previous to the exercises by tho Stu dents, an Address was delivered on Tucs day afternoon, by Ilcv. Joseph Tracy, of JJoslnn, ftla-s., hel'irc the Sucicly lor Ileh giotis Inquiry, nnd a largo audience, com posed in good port of clergymen and other liiorary gcntlmien. His theme was 'Authority, its binding eharoctor in its two kinds of official autlioiity, or that belonging to station, and founded on,, or ultimately Eustnincd by, civil power ; nnd moral or spiritual, arising from the character and substantial worth ol those possessing it.' This dbcourso was a very e'enr and forcible exposition of an important subject, certainly receiving no added power from the manner of its delivery. Its admirable views will be given to the public in a printed form. Prof. Taylor Lewis, of I lie N. Y. City University, in n learned, elaborate, nnd far Touching disquisition, spoke for nearly two liours. of Natural Religion ns tho Remain of o Primitive Revelation. This position the Orator vindicated by on examination ol the earliest periods in the history of the most celebrnted nations of antiquity, from n view of their speculative principles and religions practices, the high slate of culture 1 hat existed at the first, nut by nn inquiry into tho state of the languages then pre vailing, which, ho seemed to show, musi have sprung into being complete in devel opement, perfect in form, nnd full of life nnd power, as if fresh from the hands of the Great Creator. Ample attestations fur. nished by surviving monuments, gave the torco of high authority to some views of the fpenker, by exhibit ing (lie concurring belief of the wise of Antiquity in cerlnin fundamental doctrines, (such nn the Cor ruption and Fall of Man Ins spiritual tin tore, immortality, and feeling of uccounla bilily.) which is presupposed and tuken for granted in the Sacred Writings, rather than distinctly set forth and avo,vedly in culcntcd. This able discourse will soon be publish ed, in compliance with the request of the associated Literary Societies ol thu Uoivcr Bit v. before whom it wn3 pronounced. In the evening of TucMlny, the Junior Class held its an'iunl exhibition. The range of subjects treated of, wa certainly nmplo enough. "The rfiVct of Scicncu on Superstition," Commerce, Mythology, An tiquity, Literary Criticism, "Education nn End, and not a Means," Mho Greek Lan guage, and many other themes, were d it--coursed with various abilities. The influ ence of Commerce on tho progress of So ciety, was happily set forth by I. Morry jr. The performance immediately succeeding, was not delivered with sufficient force nnd distinctness, a defect unpardonable, ns it is not to bo atoned for to the auditor by any assemblage of excellent qualities in the unheard production. In an admirable nmod, was the piece by J II. Rntes, on 'Unity of Chnrnctor ;" nouo in n higher strain, or breathing o purer spirit. A Poem, by II. J. Raymond, indicated a meditative nnd philosophical mind of a high order. was gcnurnlly given, nnd with specinl ndini- ration by the statesman present, the ptniso of high ability, evincing much political knowledge and sugncity. Of tho two op posing schemes of Muchinvcl nnd Monies miieu, the error involved in each was poin ted out, and its disastrous practical results I exposed, while it wa9 shown that in PlatoV idea tho two views wcio happily combined tho first of which, by n loo exclusive ro gaid for the stale, derogated from the justice duo to individuals, nnd would sacri dec their rights in order to advance the good of the itnaginnry nil i tho second so cures for the well-being of individuals, ns In make the happiness or pleasurable btatu of the members of the bsdy politic the one absolute criterion ol the character ofnny proposed political measure or principle. Some of the most meritorious perform annus of this occasion, yet remaining un noticed by me, I nrn obliged to pns. over. Mr Gregory's, however, was very able and its sentiments worthy of being dissemina ted and acted upon; that the people know ing what nro the true ends of government, may show their appreciation of them in endeavors to secure for themselves and their posterity true intellic'unl and spirit ual elevation through the influence of en Inrgrd moral culture. To the same effect in part, was the enforcement, by Mr For syth, of the necessity or lulellee.lual Meth ud nt constituting the distinguishing pow er of great minds and the source ol high efforts. Mr I'ierson in tpfftking nn the relation of Philosophical studios to tho duties of public life, p'nccilin n clear light the necessity of tho stateiiian's ncting in distinct reference to ultimate principles and being able to trace to them his opin ions and plans, nnd exposed tho vacillation, timidity nnd disaster, produced by the want of this power; n power which tho sponker admitted to be ga ned not nlWnvs from books, but nt times amid tho din ol busy life, if that life bo one ot n flfctivo action, The concluding oration, by K. T. Dana, of lloston, on tho Poetry of Common life, was certainly ornate ami polished in a high de creehumorous in its sarcasm of on elegance and folicitousncss in its- finishing, not at i. a ined. per haps, by any of his compeers, liut though thus admirable in manner and stylo, I nm told that in fervor of sentiment and reach of thought, (omething more wa expected from him. I, for one, was well pleased, arid t he graceful elocution of Mr D. allowed few to remain fault linde.ts In all these productions, one general characteristic wns highly pleasing; that while the mighty lit was lightly cstimn led and honored, there was a hearty sym pathy with the present, no qnurruling with it no timid and cowardly depreciation of that 'spirit' which some dread and malign, because thev do not clmosc to tnko the pains to investigate, to understand and up ireeinte. Mnv our northern youth avail ilieinelve of the opportunity which ih.s University nlicrr- lor the attainment ol Hint true difcci plme for the heart and life, that manly anil prnclieol philosophy, which its Mudios aP lord nnd nccure, as of biglosi. moment nbovo nil other rtquisi' ions, how valuable. soever, that knowlegc which will guide them to their doty, and present the motive which ehuuld induce them In its perform nncc. II Y. S. V It I I) A y M O II N I N' G, SEPTUM BEfl 20 OUR COUSIN nUCKINGIIA.M. The last Uurlington Sentinel contained an appeal, over the signature of Nathan 15. Uaswell, in reply to an article in thi paper of the Gtli inst., and nddressed "to Its subject, "i.iorai innuceco oi lie n cnon (he Frcemen of ;;,. iron. the Freemen i.f upon the past," was treated of in n style) ' displaying thoughtfolness and imaginative j Chittenden County and tht hrctmen vf Vu moni. wo wonilcr Mr. IJiifwell did vowcr; the employment ol more imagery, mcli as his fancy might have easily supplied, vould not havo been inappropriate to the xcasion, and would certainly have enhan ced the interest excited by his very merito rinus performance. At Hie close of it, tho Gonitis of the Past was finely introduced, ns taking his stand on somo Mount of Vision by the side of one who, musing, was from thence contemplating the past, and essaying from iis dnrk nugurics to gain light uud guidance for his own future. Perhaps, however, the Orntinn of Mr. Hale, on the "Characteristic 1) flerence? betivecn Ancicn' nnd Modern Eloquence, und their Causes," wn, (it may be from tho xnttpiraiim ol tlic subject,) nt once the most eloquent in language, Ihe'riiOBl cpirt tod and admirable in delivery, of those epoken nt the Junior Exhibition. Lc6t I should encroach ton muchnn your columns, 1 content myself with brief no tices of some of those pieces which I deemed tho best among tho many excellent ones that afforded a high grafificntion of which I regret t lint I cannot discourse more at large. The inlellcctunl advance (compared with tho exercises of tho preceding eyuninT.) winch n year spent by the class in the high, est studies of science and philosophy might ho supposed to effect, was very 'clearly marked in the selection of their subjects, tho mode of treating them, the depth of re flection and accuracy of reasoning of some of the young speaker, and in the elegant end polished 6lylo of others. Much of this was manifest in the piece bv J. VV, Allen, entitled Influence of Speculative meditation on prnclical life; which was an exhibition of the huppy effects of abstract 6tudic and contemplative pur suits upon minds, whoso encrgica by force of character or porilion, nro mainly given 40 objects of an immediate, palpable u'llily An important Ihemo well Ircnted of, was tho influence of language on truth ; Ian Quage tho designed exponent of thought nnd truth, and the necessity of its cull i va lion, in order thai from ikill in hi in who not The Junior Exhibition, extend his appeal to t lie people of the Uni ted S"ntes, the inhabitants of the North American continent, and the Nations und Kingdoms of the E.arlh in general. Surely nothing but that unobtrusive modest, lor which he is so pre-eminently disiinguichid, could have induced him to have confined his addrets to so limited n circle as the pco. pie of the obtcurc Stote ol Vermont. Thi. however, is a mere matter of lusto, upon which we feel no disposition to quariel with the "honorable gentleman," The chargcu made in thu article from which Mr. Uaswell appeals nro iwo. The first ia thai he (Mr. II.) had openly pros claimed, as we understood, thai un person Ehould bo employed by him to work on the Break-Water unless he was a thorough going Loco Eoco. This charge with the quulifylug clause, is strictly true. Mr. Uaswell has pronounced it to bo "kai.sf.." lint although the statement is true we will nnt retort upon Mr. 11. by giving him the lie direct, because however richly ho may merit such trcatirout, it would be an act of discourtesy in which wo feel no inclina linn to indulge. The langungo we havn repeatedly heard ntributod to Mr. Uaswell was that "he would not pay a dollar of Gov eminent money to a man who would not sup. port the Government," Thid languago cov crs tho wholo ground of our first charge and wo have heard ii imputed to Mr. II more than a dozen different times by as many different individuals. Whether he ever made use of such an expression or any thing similar to it, we aro not uble to eny Hut wo had no hesitation in believing tho reports that he did, from (he fact (liat we parly, to which ho belongs, lias acted ever since it came into power. It was openly proclaimed at the last session of Congress by the Judiciary Commiltco of the Senate, that it is not only the right but the duly of ollico holders to spend their leisure time in ndvocating the measures, nnd supporting the officers, of the Government which cm ployed them. (Seo Mr. Wall's report.) This doctrine wjs supported by nil the Lo. co Foco members of the Senate and is one f the cardinal principles of the Van Burcn parly. If Mr. Uaswell desires. proof of this, wo rofer him to the following resolu tions introduced into the United. States Senate, by Senator Rives of Virginia at the close of a very nblc speech ngainst the doctrines of Mr. Wall's report, nnd to the votes of the L'ico Foco members upon mom. Whereas ''tho constitutional rcmcdv bv tho elective principle becomes nothing, if it may bo smothered by tho enormous patronage of i no Wonoral tiovernmonlj" and whereas, also, "freedom ofelcctions is essential to the mutu al independence of tho State and Federal Governments, and of tho difiejent branches of tho snmo Government, so vitally clic: ished by Amoncan institutions ; Resolved, therefore, That in tho opinion of the Senate, it is highly "improper for ollicors depending on tho Executive of tho Union to attempt to control or influenco tho freo exor- ciso al'lho elective right. liesohed, also, That measures ought to bo adopted by Congress, so fur as their constitu tional powers may extend, to restrain by law the interference ofFcdcral officers with elec tions, otherwise than by giving their own votes ; nnd that tho report of the Judiciary Cummlttec be committed to n select commit tee, with instructions to new model it nc. cording to the princ iplcs declared in tho loregomg preamble aud resolutions. Theeo resolutions, although supported by tho Whigs, were opposed by all the Administration members of the Senate, and consequently rejected by n strict parly vote. Tho sentiment, therefore, which we imputed to Mr. Uaswell, ia the acknowl edged doctrine of the parly with which be says, "it has been his pleasure to act for a great number of years." And we venture to predict, that, should he now make known his disavowal of that doctrine to the pnw. crs ot Washington, his services ns Hreak- Water Agent in this place, would be no longer required, but that some one, who would carry out the doctrine that "Execu tive patronage should not be brought into confl cl with the freedom ofelcctions," as Mr. Van Burcn understands it, would be appointid "to follow in the footsteps of his ions predecessor." The next charge is that Mr. Uaswell lod, or caused to be led, up to the polls on the dny of election some thirty or forty in dividuals who v.itcd the Loco Foco ticket throughout." And pray how docs Mr. Has .veil mrct this charge? Why truly with n characteristic flourish of affidavits, certifying thai he was in the Court House from ten o'cluifc in the morning, lilt three in (he afternoon, on the day of election ! Now if Mr. II. hud called upon us we would cheerfully have given him a certificate to the same iffec'. Rut what does nil this testimony prove? It docs not come within boat of drum of refuting the churge nlledged agninst him. For how, wo beg to know, djes it follow, occuujc he was in the Court House, between the hours named, that he did not thercfure cause to be led up to the polls on the day of election a number ol Loco Foco voter.1 ? Tho whole am 'iiul of the charge brought against Mr. Uaswell was that he kept in his employment, as Break-Water Agent, some -10 individuals, many ol whom voted thu Loeo Foco ticket in this town on the first Tuesday of Sep tember, 1R39. And Mr. Harwell has him- self furnish) d evidence, in his appeal, that iiih statement is true. For from the testi moiiy of his foreman .Mr. litin, it appears that he employs on tho Break water, 31 individuals, that 12 of them voted, in this towu, on the day of election and that tkn nftho twolvo who voted, cail Loio Foco ballots. So much for Mr. Haswell'e nrgu ment. His logic ia equalled only by hi modesty in that passage where he assures the public that "another year the verdict oj an Injured and insulted people toill show thai truth is mighty and toill pncvuil." This i certainly a ticry modest prediction, the meaning of which undoubtedly is, that on u'her your Mr. Uaswell will be elected to tlio Senate by tho Freemen of Chittenden county, who have been 'injured nnd insul ted," becaufc the Peoplo havo rejected him in tho canvass of this year! But wo havo already extended our re marks to a greater length than wo origin ally intended und must bring them to a close for the present. In reply to what has been eaid by Mr. Uaswell aud others touching tho decision of tho Authority in this town, in regard to tho admission of students in College, to vote for town Rep rcscnlativc, wo havo some remarks to sub mil. which wo shall resorvo fur a future occasion. And wo beg to assuro Mr. II that wo eli a 1 1 not bo deterred, ell her by hie blustcrins or his threats, from dischargin our duly to tho public. education. The number of common schools is estimated nt 00,000 and the teachers in them at 05,000. BANKS, STEAMBOATS, &e. En eclte vllle, lo mill wins, si l.t leln iliionol so (movent o hanqnrs, cl tin t;tunl nmiibro dca iiciionrmircs des b.itcstnx n vapour, n obtain In majorlte, Patriate Canaditn. Wo are sorry tofindnur friend Duvcrnny volunteering to do the dirty work of Loco focnism. lie will find neither honor nor profit in it. Tho above statement is jcsu itical its terms, fulso in point of fact, and very unfair coming as it does from a pre tended neutral source. The idea conveyed is, that in consequence of owning the banks and steamboats tho whiga obtained a ma jority in this town. Now mark tho facte. Tho two banks in this placo it is well known, arc owned by men of both political partbs; the President of ono is a Whig, and I lie Chashier a Van Buren man j the President oftl:c other is a Van Huron man and the Cashier a Whig ; and we bclievo the other officers aro equally divided while the Van Burcn candidates in this town for S'tialo and Assembly were both stockholders and directors in tlio two insti tutions. D d those gentlemen use the banks agninst themselves, or their party ? No and tho insinuation that the banks exerted any influence, ono way or the other, is as false as it is mean nnd malicious. So much fur banks. A to the steamboats, we are compelled to admit that wo ore some- j what indebted lo them, for we have ascor. lained on enquiry, that, while the voters from one beat were equally divided, we received a clear majority of one from each of tho other I wn making the grand influ ence " des bateaux a vupeur," just two VOtC3 ! We make this explanation, not because we deem it material whether one, or all, or none of the owners aud officers of banks and steamboats voted for the whig ticket j but simply for the purpose of rebuking a mean dirty practice of nssailing nnd villify ing the members of our public institutions and private associations for the excrciso of the commonest, rights of citizenship. With vastly more propriety might tho Patriote have attributed the cuccess of the whigs to the tailors in town, for they are nil whigs ; anil with great significance it might have added, that the Tories would have been beaten by a much larger majority but for the Breakwater, which gave them len twelfths e( all its votes. TIBS OF KINDRED. The Sentinel manifests a determination not to be sati-fied with the cb'ction, nnd it has displayed a goad deal of ingenuity in contriving ways to account for the success of the whigs, without acknowledging a de feat- The banks, the steamboats, the col- ego, the tailors, and wo know not how inanv others, have each in turn had to bear the blame ; but wo arc happy to learn that recent discovery has transferred the res msibility to omUlier quarter. It now turi)3 )ut that ulr. nixler own Itin- drcd votcel for him ! it 's a clever thing for n candidnto to behave so that h'ftiends can support him ami, moruver the Sen tinel avers that borne of the board of au thority were nearly related to him. Hear tho story : senators in this voted ognnst admitting a Indeed ! Do the citizens of Richmond number who would veto ngainst him, nnd 1 pubscribo to this doctrine? If they do, in favor of others, wno, if admitted, would lot them stand forth liko men, and defend the heroic band who took an old man from havo vol oil for him 1 1 What is the world coining lo I If tho Sentinel doubts our, statements, we refer him to tho chairman of the board, Mr. Adams, who has already J certified that the senatorial candidate hnd j no nppetito for dinner on that occasion. The Sentinel can determine for itself the degree of relationship subsisting between his fireside and chastised him for excorcis.. ing the prerogativo of a freeman. Under the prnclical operation of such a sys'em what else would Veritas expect but a mul titude of" mendacious, deceitful, degraded vktimt," who, to escipe the fury of a mob, would "surrender their political principles" Mr. Uaswell and a certain candidate fur , at discretion without even the inducement senator, or rather between Mr. Uaswell and himself! and if it should bo of opinion tnat it is such as lo give an " immaculate and conscientious magistrate" an improper bias, it can next week express its opinion of such " examples of modern depravity." Til 13 "RICHMOND OUl'RAG 13. ofa "bribe," But we need not pursue tho subject. It is sufficient to direct public attention to itj TUB RESULT. Gov. Jcnison's majority will be about 2000. Tho House is claimed by both par lies, and by about equal majorities. Wo therefore set it down for the present as n drow game. It is ascertained that tho Senate will Mand 10 whig, nnd 12 lories. Mn. EuiTon : Sir, an article oei tlieeini lure of "Ciniin," nppu.iied in jour p.ipcr of l.isl weele, professing to (,'ive a "det.iil of lucu" in icli lion lo n cuiniio outline lliat orcinie I in lids town, on tlio evening of lliu 7ili inal., mi iIic person of one Samuel W. Homer ; niul ina-mncli 113 said 111 liele is greatly ,ibii3io of t lie !c paily of iIih town, mid e.ilrulaled, in 11 hih degree, lo miitcul 1 lie public in relation Iodic ih,u:icli:r of parly, it t(.cius proper, in order lo vindicate oiueUiN fiuni 1111 unprovoked calumny, thai 113 crroi'J unit iiiisieoiesi'nliuioiis should bu pointed out sind cor- lexitd For this, na nn act of gess, 1700. Uaswell 1000, Clark ICOO Eiiinpiu jmmiix, mat yuur columns uu opene.ii 10 1110 "other side" of l ho atory in older llul ihe same incilluin llitoiiiti which tlio charges weic mailu to llie public tliould contain also llic curt eclion and refulution. 1 11.11 u nun mo 1 indecent otnraa u;n CHITTBN1H3N COUNTY. Tho ofiicinl canvn.-s for senators in ihia county took place on Friday la-t. Marsh, whig, and Burgess, loco, nre elected. Thu votes eland ns follows Marsh 1720, Bur- (lyMnine, ns Uriial, has gone for tho administration. Gov. Fairfield, the log hero, is re elected by an increased majority committed on thft poison of said air. Hunter, i I Two years ago we h id mine hopes of tho ncKnawIcdcd indeed in be 11 lacl, winch, for llic, iutp. but now wo believe her to bo incor- honnr or" our town nnd eonutrv, we Inne 111 iv nctur be irpciiled. Uui the history of the tinn-aclion, so far us it lias as jet been ascertained, uppears 10 be quitu difleicul fiom lliat gWeti by jour concspnn ili'iil "C'iinia." The partiuulais icl.iliu to Mr, Hunter's frankness and honesty to his employer uud (lie conduct of llic taller lownrds Mr, II,, uu; said to bp. floss inifSlalcments, eutiiely without foundation or lliu shadow of piouf. I!ut ihce ;im' lliing? of minor coiircqueuce ; uud it is not 1 lie object of the prcsenl coiiiitiuuicaliuu lo inquiie inlo, or examine llic (null of sinipiucuts rclaiiug to Mr, II tunc I 's inleicourpo with his employer or liny other individual, sinre if tliey were till tine, the diemm of candor 10 all honest men would be to repaid llicm us mere instances of individual imlUciction nnd wron, without involving Ihe political p.uly, 01 religious sect of which they may happen to be members. Why, therefore, should "Cinu.i" chaige 1 lie offence in the democratic parly of this town He certainly hud ample means of knowing that this parly sis sinceiely icgiet its oceuircnce, und us highly disapprove of its pcrpelintiou us Any of ihe whig party cin ihnt thev nie as willing' and anx ious to have thconVndcis ferielcd out und bioiighl rigible She is worthy of being ranked with New Hampshire, "sure such a pair were never seen." GROANS. The S.titinel complains I lint our repro. scntnve laM year " procured 1 ' 1 a,,pr, u. iiient of a maj mty of whig ju-tices," und seems to think that it " manifests n want of magnanimity to confirm such nomina. ti-ins almost exclusively to one party." O. you are there, are ye, Old Tiucpenny ! What was tho Sentinel's opinion as long ago as when the following document was penned .' If it ran be so managed ns not lo have 0111; fpderal justices of the peace in I his lour, it will Let the gall'il jade wince. The Secretary of tho American Common School S.ieioty estimates thu wholo number of children in the United States between lo.U3tici iis he impelled by u icgiud Tor mull '. " ! '.,. ' "-' -"' "" - ml r imW If, lirina llii Sr,im,a .'I, ir'p ,.,:. ,(, I t fil'CI It ll possible. A. W. II YUE. n.ij inn of the fieeineu ol his own town us 11 party, nieicly boc.iiii-e the injiiicd man had voted wiih 1 lie ulitos If Mr. Ilmilei- Iw :i rnir ,,f ,mp,1 .nn,. iindde'cei:, had furiendcied his politirnl iudepen- A meeting of tho Burlington Temper- denee, nnil become llic degraded victim of unifice mice Socielv Will be holilen this evening nt nnd bribery, it teems not unreasonable lo suppose 7 o'clock, in the Ci'lirL Home, lo maku lhal iii c.urying out such a couife he should gio nrranruiPiils for politiouiiiT the L- sl.a loo just 11 cause of personal uflencu lo some nnli. ,, , 7 ... 1. , 1 ';,..; 7 1 ... " ... vidual.,; or if in any manner, his conduct und yen- l,,rc' 10 I 11 '.'V'J'1" r" rial depurliiiRul had tendered him so odious lo the ' , r 1'UIjIjW iecrcl(try. ho s in his vicinity, lliat they ili'iught him 11 lit Burlington Stpl. 20. 1!J39. Ftilijec! upon whom 10 practice a pieliy prions ' - - - Irirk willioul lliiiiuing Itiey wcio slepping 011 lliu ( Ji J j .' j) qui 1 1! sufficient that die peipelralors llieiiucUcs ehould bear (lie icsponibiliiy j and d ies 1101 "I 11111:1" demean Innijell 111 11 very nnbueoiinng manner, to charge lo 11 wiiuic piilyu crime as high-minded uud honoiable a set of men, us can be found in any town in this stale, or in the world. I heir lespeet lor the laws ol I lie ic co 11 nt 1 y, uud lor llic l ights und libi'ily of iis citizens, is exceeded by that of 110 body of men on earth ! YEKI l'Ad. Jlichmond, Sept, nth, 1S39. We cheerfully give place to the foregoing communication from one who feels himself agrieved in relation to tho outrage upon Mr. Hunter, at Richmond. Let bothsitl ? bo heard. The nggravaled nature of the transaction loud y calls upon every individ ual, however remotely implicated, to wnsi his hands of all participation in it : and it would afford us g'oit salUfaciiou to believe with Veritas l hit 1 its whole conception nnd execution wns confined to very narrow I1111 i'. Wn profess no knowledgo of tho af fair aside from nur corrc&pondonl in whom by the way, wc nro accustomed to place There is bowctei one cirruuHunco connected with this mailer, which wo aver is without an example even in die alleged d piaviiy of niudcrn times, 1 wo ol llic most Oisllnguislied incmliers ol ihis Hoard, uud who wcie lliu moM naive und inllu ciilinl in piomntiug nil lliesc ini(niloin decisions in u the near lelalives ol 1 lie uiciniici elect. In a IpbuI controversy I ciwecn ihe member elect iind any other involving the pecuniary cousrqiicncu of 11 single dollar these gentlemen by law would be ineaiinrii.ued lu decide bciwcen 1 he panics, uud ct upon the numerous impoiiunt ipicdtions touch in; ilin I !'! I i I r.t iiifni-d n, i. v:u-m i- inn. lesied eleciion between their lelaiive and anoihrr full confidence. How far his positions are individual, iliesn peculiai ly conscientious uud im maculate magistrates not only n?;umo the right lo vote, but we aver without he.'italiun lliat by iheir voles and iheir influences most, if not all of the obnoxious decisions of which wc complain wcie uiaiie. sentinel. This comes the nearest lo the truth of any thing the Sentinel has sintetl in refer ence fn tho election ; but, unfortunately, it turns out to be a sheer fabrication. The magistrates alluded to arc not in tho remotest degree related to the whig can didatc, either hy affinity or consanguinity, and could legally sit as judges or jurors in any matter to which ho was a party. Su all this lino flourish about " modern de pravity" goes for nothing. But as wo'pre. sume it is tho lligrcnl imp'oprioly of such a transaction, supposing it had occurred, that has excited the sensibility of tho Sen tinel, wo will furnish lliu editor with a bona fido " example in modern times," upon which il may exhaust thu wholo bat tery of its indignation. Wo allude to iho caso of tho locoloco candidate for senator in this town, who, it is genorally known, look his scat at the board, and participated warmly in tho decision of all questions touching tho udmlssicn of llioso who were to decido upon him at thu pulls! We do nut pretend to t-ny that Mr. Uaswell, hko tho othur gentlemen alluded to, exerted a " controlling influence;" but not only did this "immaculate and conscigiilious maia- In Chiiiendt'ii, Vt., on llic lOlh inst., Mr. A.Mn I'AsonouN lu.Miss M.vtiv E. Uo.vk, bath of ihi town. In ColcliPitrr, on ihe lOdi inM , bv Peter Now which lliey had no band nor pari, und whirh lliey comb, K , Jlosss Hill 10 .Miss M auy .Monta, all disapprove 1 I'ia line llic deinoer.iliu parly nil of Colchester. nre 111 the majority in lliis town, but does ibis In liollon, on Sunday llie 1,1 tint., bv Hansom eiiciim-tiinre render them mme bkely lo prnctirn Jones, 17-i , Air. Wm, Thompson of Uiibmond, high handed acts ol oppiession ngainst obscnie und to Emii.V l',ENNKrr, of ilm Cornier place. liHimlesJ eilizriH. meiely for lliu offence of voting In Itii'hinond, on aumliv thb S1I1 inst., by E. 15. agaiiia llicm nt the liallnl box 1 No, Mr. Edi or, Cicen, Enp, Mr. "Nathan U. Shekman of the demociallc pariv in this town, us n body, me Williston, 10 Miss Mary 1'llo.Ml'sos, of the lui incr ii li e At Kiehuiniid, nn Tuesday the 10 h inst,, by E. It Green. E( , Mr. William Collins to Mias .Mahgaiilt Noiili", all place. In lliis town, ou .Monday last, by John lilies, E- , Mr Cli.ules M. Williuius, to Miss Mary Ann Ei.-her. I f HO Al Ri( hmniiil, nn Sunday llin 1st in sl . . Tela tiaii Kesst i.L, i:.-(., in the uSdi ve.n- of his age. A ho, 011 Tuesday llic: 3.1 inst., Dn. HALL, lalo of Williston. Also, on Friday the fiih lni., Capi. Edwah,i Allcn, aged 7(1 - n soldier oT ihe levolulion. In llnmplon, i. Y., oil the 1st of July last, Df.nnison Itucoi.i's, ngeil 72 In Westlord, on the lOdi hist., Mosks Kucr.LF.s, GS. Depailcd this life;ept. 2d, at his residence in Shelbuinn, Elmiii.N 1 1 1 g 1: k u . in ihe SGihypui nf his nge. He was a Irue nnd wnrlhv I'nlriot of '7Guiili Arnold in his expedition lo Quebec, with Washington in tcvetnl expeditious, nt ''linker Hill, und in fact at every place where il was possible 10 be when a husiiln'fool win primed upon our Terri tory, He moved 10 tSlielbuine, in this stale, fifiy five cais ago, and commenced on 1I10 am fa nil 011 which ho died, ihrn a howling wilderness. Ho lived unit died nn honcrt mail, which is the noblest wmk of Gud, nppaienlly willioul a snuggle, leaving behind him the palmer 6f nil liisj mils and liariUhips, (his bosom companion, with whom his fori tines were first iiuiicd fur weal or for woe,) and 11 numerous eiicle of elnldien, grand thillicn nnd friends to 111011111 his dep. n line. Vet they mourn not w idiom the consolation of believing thai ho went not alone, ileal his Saviour, in whom ho misled, was wiih him, lo support, slienglhen, nnd com furl, and lo bear Ins iniinoriiil spoil up, to join the spiiiis of the blessed in iho bright legions of ineffable glory, l'liuteis in Maes, uud .V V. :11c r quested, &c. COM MUMCATLO. In Williston, on the inst , sifter a protruded sicklies', I'ikkiik, daughter of James uud I'lieelio l.arncid. nged S monllis. The ciicmnsliiiices that irnder this dUpcnsalioii of Piovidene.e peculiarly iifllining lu lliu friends of llie deceased, may bo tti it fly stated : The nioiher uf lliis child was the grand daugh'er ol Mr. Zecli.iriuh Haiti of Willis 1011. Shew-as em ly deprived of her nioiher by ifenlli, and fiom tliat lime until the lime of her iiiaiiiuge, icsideil in lliu family of Mr. Hunt, inlher n nn iifTectloiinlo child nnd aisle r lhan oilier wi,e. 11 v leatoii of her excellent qtinlitiea boih of tiiii'd 11 ml, fhe wns lerpcelcil, if not beloved, by nil who had llie fortune lu become nniuuiiileil with ilu 111, Afier her iniiriiago tlio removed lo iho west, and died in Cambridge, Mich, in January last, leaving a husband and live cbildirn 10 lament the cmly loss of un ufl'ectlonaia wife nnd mother, lu these tifllicilous Mr. I.aineid found it most con vcnieul 10 eepiiruin die leiuninder of his family for a while, nnd in Aug. Instrnmmitieil his jmingcit child to ihe care of fomc fiiends who wcie rrlumin to Williston. The kindest attention was beiiovvcil upon it, nnd nlihougli in a very low suite of health, ibcio appeared grounds of strong hopes for lis tilli mnie ucoveiy. Il exhibited patience, discretion und ufft'Clioii raiely to bo met wiih in cbildien of mora mattiio jenis ; und whilo fiiends wcie nnie ioiicly uvvailing the blonm of health, it wns only lipeuing for Heaven, uud in mill nn hour ni wns ihuiighl not of, its pino spirit look iis flight ihilher. Thus much may bo staled fur the infoimaliou of uihi'is, but fiiemls need no eulogy 10 puiiruy hi glowing culois the virtues of Iho dcid, in order to excite the umleietl fueling! of soitow and nfleciioii, shaken by Iho present coinmunicalion, the rc'ador will determine. There is one sen timent, however, in iho remarks of Veritas which we cannot permit to pass without rebuke. He says "If Mr. Hunter, by n course of mondaoity uud deceit had Miricndciod his political in. rJepcndonco and beconin tho degraded richm' of nrtifieo nnd bribery, il seems not unrcutvn- uble that in carrying out Mich a courso he , 11 ..!.. f,;c"p e'.. , SIIOUIII IVU llO i-auou Ul uiii,i.u iu somo individuals. This wo nail to the counter as base coin It concedes thu whole ground, uud recog nizes the principle of mob law, tho roil, and the tar-pot. Uccauso, forsooth, my neighbor has become tho " degraded victim of artifice," it is " not unreasonable" that I should enlighten his mind and redress his wrongs with a coat of tur ! and because he has " surrendered his political inelepcnd- cuco" inlo tho wrong hands, il is bui " too just" that " some individuals" who deem it "cause of personal offence," should loke summary vengeance ill lliu way alluded lo ! And this is the doctrine of one who would fain havo it understood that ho Is vcr much olllicled at tho recent outrage ! What could ho expeel ? Whal elso is it hut toying that a man who changes hi political course, or, ns tho enso may be, perseveres in it, without Iho consent of "sume individuals," must du it tit tho hnz aril ol'incurriiis the " rcatonublo'' indigiin

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