Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 21, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 21, 1847 Page 2
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At BURLINGTON FREE PRESS, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1847. less for Ihe purpose of prnpngatlng the account tiftlioir good fortune, Margaret told her sWtcr that she wished to be nlona fur somo tlmo to ar range her plain. She had been so occupied for about two hours, when Rose Sunderland, nc compiiiiiuil liy a gentleman, passed tlio beechen tree where Margaret and licr lover had last met. " I am sure she will not be angry it will be Bti agrcablo surprise and, mamma won't be home Tor a long time yet," said Rose ; " 1 will open the parlor door, and " " There 1 shall lind her forming plan for future happiness, in which, perhaps, I am not included," interrupted llnicst Iloatwood. " You are unjust, sir," replied Rose, as t hoy entered the cottage ; and in another in-tant Mnr g tret, with a Hushed cheek and a burning brow, had returned the salutation nf him she loyed. There was more coldness in her manner than he deemed necessary, and, with the impetuosity of a high and anient spirit, he asked her if slio attributed Ids visit to interested motives. " No," 'ho replied, " not so; I hold myself in capable of such feelings, and why should 1 at tribute them to you ? 1 tell you now, as 1 told you when last we met, that my constant prayer s, that (iod might exceedingly hies you ami vours.und savevou from poverty, which, in the world' eye, l the extremity of sin.' " Rut, Margaret," interrupted Hose, a? was her wont, " there is no fear of poverty now ; and Sir Thomas himself said, that, even with a moderate fortune, ho should prulur you to other Women." " I have not even a moderate fortune," replied the noble-minded girl, rising from her spat, and nt the samp time laying her hand on a pile of ac count-books tint slio h id been examining. " Von, Mr. Ilcathwood, will understand me, if I say tlr.it, when I lirst breathed the air of exis tence, I became a partaker of my f itnily's for tunes, as they might be, for good or evil." " Ami youshared in both, Margaret, and sup ported both with dignity." said 1 invest, eagerly. " I believe you thank so, and 1 thank yon"' he replied, while the (lush of gratified feeling passed over her line features. "And now, bear with me for a little, w bile I explain my futiiro in tentions. My poor father's unfortunate failure worked misery for many who tru-ted In him with . confidence which hp deserved, and yet lictray cd. I meant not that,'' she added, ha-tilv," he did not betray ; but the wave, the wind, and tho misfortunes, or ill principles of others, con spired against him.and he fell, overwhelmed with his own and others' ruin. Lips that before hail blessed, now cursed Aim they had so fatally trusted, and every cure seemed to accumulate rnflurings which only I was witness to. To the very utter.no-t even the ring from his finger he gave cheerfully to his creditors ; there was no reserve on his part all, all was sacrificed. Yet, like the daughters of tlio horse-leech, the cry was still 'Give ! give !' and," she added, with trembling voice, " at lut he did give even his existence ! and I who knew so well the honor of his noble nature, at tlio very time when his cold corpse lingered in the house because I lacked the means of decent burial was doomed to re ceive letters, and hear complaints of his injustice. In the silent hour of night I knelt bv his collin : decay had been merciful ; it spared his features to the last; and 1 could count anil ki-s the fur rows which disappointment, and the scoruings of a selfish world, bad graven on his brow. Hut, () .' how perfectly did I foci, In that melancholy hour, that his spirit was indeed departed, and that my lips rested on naught but cold and sense less clay ;yctl clung, with almost childish in futuation, to the dwelling it had so sweetly in habited for such a length of years. The hours rolled on, and the gray mists of morning found mo in the same spot"; it was then, as the light mingled with and overcame the departing dark ness, that I entered into a compact with the li ving spirit of my dear father, that, as long as I possessed power to think or act, I would entiiely devote my energies to the fulfillment of tho.-p tngagejnents, winch his necessities compelled him to leave unsatisfied. 1 am ashamed to say, I nearly forgot my promi-o ; and though a por tion -,fmy lianleuriitng. w-oro regularly devoted to the darling prospect of winning back for my father his unspotted reputation, yet 1 did form plans of happiness in which his memory had no share. Kruost, for this 1 have sufierod, and must sillier more. I hale gone nvcrthe.-o liooks, and find that, after devoting the entire of the many,nniiy thousands now my own to the cher ished object, only a few hundreds may remain at my disposal. This is enough again I say, may you bo happy with your dowered bride, and rcmcmlicr that the one consolation tho only one that can suppoit me under this separation is that I have dono my duty." Strange as it in ly seem, yound Ilcathwood did not appear as much distressed at this resolu tion as Hose or, to say tho truth, us Margaret lliougiii no wouiil nave lieen. Tvo matter bow heroic, huw disinterested tho feeling which com pels a worn m to resign her lover, she naturally expects that tho loc.- will evince a proper quan tity of despair at the sad circumstance ; and cer tainly, Ernest, after a pause of" a few minutes, during which he seemed more allecled by Mar garet's noble-mi nde Inoss thin his own bereave ment, entered cordially into her iuws, and prai sed the sacrifice (if, with her fading, so it might bo called) with an energy that left no room to doubt its sincerity. After his departure she pondered these things In her heart, and camo to tho conclii-ion, that she had not re-igned her affections too soon, for turn ii was cviueui no nail pretty well succeeded in banishing her Irom his love : nod poor Iloe, who had in so little time been twice disappointe inner nopes iiotu oi a loriiine ami a vvediling, . was reproved with somo asperity for conducting Krncst Ilcathwood, under any circiiin-tmicc.s, to their cottage. It is needles to add, that her mother's tears and rem ntr.incos had no effect upon .Margaret's purpose j & her lawyer received Instructions to remit forthwith to nil the credi tor!, of the late Maurice .Sunderland the full amount of their demtnds, with interest thereon from the day of his failure ! It required all her firmnoss to b"ar up against her mother's complaining; and, uIhivo all, gainst the painful truth e-tabli-hcil is h;r mind, that Krncst had ceased to regard her with any tiling bordering on affection. Strange, that at the very moment wsaru endeavoring to repress the unavailing pission of the one we love, wo se rctly unknowingly, it may be hope for its continuance ! All " business affairs" were arranged accord ing to her desire; but shu was f.idt sinking nndcr the outward tranquillity which is more fatal than exertiiju. l,Mle-ly sbo wandered amid the (lowers which Ho-e loved to cultivate, when the unusual sound of carriage-wheels roused her attention, and, with no'tirdinary emotion, she saw Kir Thomas and Ilmo.-t llealli wood enter tho wicket-gate, and walk toward the cottage. " I told you, Miss Sunderland," commenced tho old gentleman, with more agitation, but le embarrassment, than he had shown at their form rr interview, " that 1 had need ol twenty tho,,. amis pounds to supiort my credit, nnd savumy family from distress. I told von I wished me son In marry a lady possessed of that sum, and ! now comu in ciaiui you us int. oriuo. " Sir !" " Yes, madam : I was your father's largest creditor ; and though I had no fraud, nothing dis honorable to alledge against linn, vet I did not. I confess it, like the idea of my nu beini; united Ui his daughter, lie) was always speculative and imaginative, and I feared you might lie the u.ni. I'll,, until Villi liulll Sfl IHiIiIl' rr.i.-iid Kin I looked ii Don as lost, and von must, therefore suffer mo tu consider it a iiiarriauc-isirlioii : it has saved mo from ruin, without toe sacrilicu of my son's happinoss. " Huw i tliU ?' rxnlaliru-d .Margaret, fearful of fronting the rvmenco ol Icr own tenses ;" I can not understand the naino " "Ouroriginalnamit wns Simmons," fxclalmcd Knifst, -gf"y ; " i'it Knowing all tho mriiiii ttiret I in-vi r told you I knew bow my fa tbtr would IU'1 l your nimiitoieniid conduct and now that yotir trials are past, you will, I trust, no longer doubt me." " Who said I doubted ?" inquired Margaret. " Even Hose j and hero she comes to answer for her crime." " Nay, dearest sister," exclaimed tho laughing girl, " it was only lat evening that I saw Ernest, and I have kept out of your way ever since, lest I should discover my secret. Without my fri volity, and the thoughtlessness of another, who, for all that, Is dear to us both, Margaret's virtues would never have sliono with so steady a light." " True, Rose, spoken liko an angel ; I never thought you wiso before : it Is to be hoped that when your sister changes her name, her mantle may descend upon you," said Ernest. " Slio may want wisdom for herself," she continued, archly ; " who knows but tho mos't bitter trials of Margaret .Sunderland may come after marriage ?" Ernest did not reply to tho unjust suspicion, for he had not heard it ; Ins sense, his thought, his heart, wore fixed only upon her who liad thrown so bright and cheering a luster over tho impressive truth : ' The good things that bo long to prosperity are to bo wished, but tho good things that belong to adversity are to bo admired." HUHMMJTOJV, Vt. Kill DAY MORNING, MAY 11,1817. " In Tiin riAKKAsn Tnourjr.r.p. nhsiit that is uroN us, tiikiie is mi Star ahovethc houizox TO GIVE US A 0I.EA5I OF UOHT, r.Xcr.rriSI THE STr.M.IBENT, I'ATKIOTIO WllIO TAI1TV OF THE U.nitf.d States." Dan'ul W'ibiler. 3 AiiVKimsE.MENTs mmt bo handed Wednesday to ensure their insertion. The tVnr. We Invito the attention of our readers to the following article from the Xational Intelligencer. It contains the plain, sober, serious and mourn ful truth of the matter touching the worse, infi nitely worse, than useless war in which Presi dent l'olk has involved tho nation. It is instruct ive, it is tho part of wiso men and true patriots, to look upon tho actual condition of things in Mexico, as respects tho American citizens who have been sent thither; to look at tho appalling picture of sickness and death as portrayed in the letter of the Hev. .Mr. O'Reilly, and at tho cer tainty that there will bo comparatively no rc enlistmcnts of that very largo portion of Volun teers whose terms of service are soon to expire, and then to inquire Wnv it is that our country must continue this disastrous and bloody con troversy 1 The empty and senseless jargon of the 11 ashingon I'nioti about "conquering an honorable peace" is too pitiful for contempt. An honorable peace ! As though ceasing to batter down the cities, to kill the women and children, and to capture tho armies, of weak, miserable, dhided.harusscd and effectually prostrated Mex ico, would be discreditable to our national char acter, or an impeachment of our national honor or braery ! If the American people would con sult their true glory and magnanimity, their true interests and honor, they would demand, in tones of thunder, tho immediate rccal of the armies of the country from this bloody and senseless war upon a contemptible, but obstinate foe. No ob ject can bo gained by its further prosecution that has not already been attained, unless it is the purpose of tho Administration to conquer and " annex" tho whole of Mexico to this Union. We are sick and disgusted with this vile and discreditable twaddle about " conquering a peace ! " From the National Intelligencer. Prospects of the. Vt'nr. The Washington correspondent of the Journal of Commerce writes to tint paper in tortus which, consi dering huw and ihrough what channel wc receive lhem, could not fail, in the absence of any oilier infor mation on the subject, to excite iu our mind ureal uneasiness, if net nlarm,at the pieseut prospects ol the war. l'ruui tlint correspondent's letter ol Muyowe cMrnct thetollowing '. " There is now a rare chance for rtur chivalry to rise ' in mass to meet, in n wnr ' ad iujeritccioncm, the ' masses of the Aztecs. The Administration lms mi hope but in currying on u prolonged war, nnd a wnr ' of races. It is nlready advertised in the Ailmini-tni- turn paper that such must lie and will be lliecharucl.-r ' of ihe war hereafter if .Mexico now refuse peace on our irrms. "All the volunteers without the rxrention nf a ' coinpniiy or a platoon will leave the army at the ' end of their term uf service. It would not be surpri ' sing even if mine of the commanders should heroine disgusted Willi the service, ami rcluse io carry out any ' instructions which may beat war with humanity and ' common sense." What is the particular fiet or facts, if there be any, ii I iuii nmui uiw . i j inu- ii, ion i sn in m,. i;ii sen. tence of this extract is founded, we ore not omiricd llul we are enabled, from information in our own itos- session, in addition to that conljined in the subjoined ' firm the fact of the probably certain return home of nil l.et,er ironi a lie rgyuiau nuw- wuu me Army, tocou the V oiuuteers minieuiaieiy uion me successive expr raiionsoi tneir terms oi service, wrcni niiiirelieusiou isexpressed by private lelleis from Ivew Uileuns and elswhere near llienriuy oiot troinoliieersor privnles ol the annv or nersons coitnecleipwith il 1 lliat it will !m dillicult to supply the place of the rcsMluelits to he thus di-banded. Hays one Leller : " 'i'hu army proper ' cannot he recruited to its full complement j nnd die ' day of volunteering is rapidly coming to an end : it is 1 no longer considered fine summer's frolic through ' a garden of I'deu, with gold und silver images all ' nloiiulhc road, and the golden' Hulls of.Monteuuia' ' iu the di-tance : it has conic down to sohcr realities to rough roads and narrow d, tiles ;ihe knife nu I ihe lasso ; li'icon nnd corn hreud ! pehhleslonesor diiliing ' sands lorn lied, and die tky for a roof, with hard knocks, mm plenty oi mem. ''iVnuiher I'iier sneaks of the movement of ihe Army towards the city of Mexico, Uius : " 1 iireaiiiiie result loour ariuyoi nunuvnnce on the capital, even notwilh-laiiLlina ihe recent vieiory. I do not mean ns to any iicttialoiicn resilience : lor in nil ti;hiiitn wc shall drive inein Mine us; but the cer tain ell'i-tol tne consiaiii wear iill'l tear, Irom ill waw. tmiile. euernllas. lnrdhins, and exnosure. whicli the uriny Iris to encounter : so lint, if .-sama Anna knew the htst wlicy,it would he to Ictus ad vanee without opposition, and tutu the capital, and let the army waste Afre.ns die liest iutonued men snvit would do. like n hall of snow iu July, whilst the .Mexicans confined their oierutioiis to culling cll'or harassing convoys, curtailing our supplies, picking up stroL'4lers,nid oMiging usto keep compact and in large bodies, without the ability to send out even n torning iKirly. When in Ihetityof Moiico, we could not keep oien the communications with Vera Cruz, or rerrii hiiiiolies or reinforcements, rxcent by Inree detachments which could light ihei' way; nnd if post arc garrisoned ot mteivais on me rouie, mey must till be w ith n force that can resin a heavy nt lack, or tlry would In- earned iu detail, lu the march that (len Scott hai now undertaken, he must no in iW nnd roiiiolet columns, ns the Mexican ' cavalry will hover round them like Cossacks, driving 4 i..: c. I II ,t..lnAl .... .....I III WK ir II HI! aill JMIlll Ull'l niii.ii .... hum in.-., i ' wasting th-ir Hteiiglh und resources by this petty wuriare. Allireselit, However, 11 is, I is'lieve, uu ' derslood tlint hp will not i'o hevoud Jalana." Aiioiner teiurlliat w-u nave sefiiiioiu rvew-i irienus gives the following mformatiou of ihe proponed move uieulhy (ien. Tujlor's cuiiimuiid nciow ihe ileseti In Sau l.uis l'oiosi ; " (Seneral Taylor is detennined (though opposed n, J I loauvoncc irom luspresi-nl posiiiou I wo thousand iroll. iHtllllrl IM mil.... L...n... nr.ur tnl.Lllli, 1 tor linn here, and luuny ol them have none forworni nileiided lor carrying vvuier across ihe dewit Islwiiu ' hail Luisnnd Hallillu; a mule, wilh n pai k-snilille, will curry twoof them, one slung on rath side A thousand hum-sure also being bought tor liiui,wilh iiioi-i i.iiiiv ru(iiici,. j,ui,ine expense ' VV Iiew" it U mipcissible, we should llunk, to iienix-, no moved, the Jollowitu; siM-cutatious UHOII lln. bit,. nr i es of our arms, from the pen of one (though not u iiiiuuiry iimn wnowe opinions are eiuiueu lo high re IK'll nnd couhilenie . " 'i'lie ulfur of Orro (,'ordo apieurs to have Iwen n brilliant one . but our loss u severe more ihan the ' whole (outilrv ol .Mexico. in iny otuniou. is worth. ' Krrolli-rl what kindot lives ibey nre which wr lose ' in llnsionlcst ! We moutu over lb fall of a time- ' rnl.a Colonel, or a Major of otirnrmy ; nnd yet two- ' uuras oi inc men lost in me laic oninc nre muy eiuni 'in talent, education, wealth, standing, and general usefulness to their Colonels and Majors. Their loss ' to the respectable portion ofrociety, and to the coun ' try, is equally great. Such ore the lives that ore sacrificed by thousands in this war of our President's ' making. And for wlnt f What object nnd what ' result I Do you recollect the expression of the llri- tish General Iloss in the last war.whcnhewnsspeak kin? of the volunteer force, consisting of the best young men of Ualtimore, tiiat were to Ire brought into action with what he called " his ragamuffins I" He said that ' It was was playing giiiiieasngainst half 1 Hence. We are olnvinif Him nntiie. irnlne now. Our ' loss in battle, however, is nothing in comparison to ' nil, Inaa l.v .liaiinun nn.l I... ll.n ... (innrillll U'fl, ' of the extent of neither of which have the people of ' the United States the lent idea. Officers Irom Sal- tillo sny that on the whole route, including nil our dc- tncluncnts on the Hio Grnnde, losses by individual 'murders arc enormous. Eury slrngglcrand way traveller perishes ; and there is no safety in venturing ' from the posts even n short distance. Hundreds have ' nlready perished iu this way jmany never heard of ' who have started in small parlies to go frum one ' point to another. Disease Ins lieen still more severe ' in its operation. The Mississippi regiment buried 1 33 ' ot its number before they left the banks of the Itio ' Gnnde. Other regiments sullered equally ;ond him 'dreds have been re-landed here whose nppenrnncc wns most piteous willi ruined constitutions, and ' looking like walkinir ghosts." ' From the Richmond Republican. A SENstiir.E Letti.r. The New York Freeman's Journal contains n letter from Rev. Dernnrd O'Reilly one of the Roman Catholic chaplains iu the Anny.nnd who is now in Matnmiiras, a portion ol which wc g'nc below. We invito the ntteuiion of our renders to it, ns presenting n plain coiniiinn-enso iew of the indu cements for pence, from the pen of n sagacious nndiiu partail observer, whicli we think the advocates of a protracted war will lind it hard to answer. Destructive to our army as has been the sickness on the Rio Grande, which has cut down more of our men than the .Mexicans have lost on the bailie lield ;" it is as nothing compared with the npalling havoc which we must witness at Vera Cruz : " The wnr now being waged is far more disastrous to us thnu is generally supposed ill the United Slntes. e are always victorious, nnd lose much less men iu action than the Mexicans ; but tlirn elimnte comes In their aid, andcutudmeii more of our men than their losson the battlefield Were the number of our men forccr disabled by the service, with the denths in every form which havcthinncd our rankssitiee the commen cement of the campaign, accurately presented, our lo8s,cunxidctitn the RmaltucH of our army, would aipcar great, almost without a parallel. " There is now, it appears to nie.uoetid to be gain ed by the further prolongation of the wnr. A victo riousand powerful nation will not escape iinpiiiaiioti offollynnd grcaterrorinnclioti.it. topunisha weak nnd hnrassedeneiny,! inflicts infinitely gt eater injuiy nnitsclf. If we entered it for the purpose of comni ling the payment of indebtedness long withheld, we a re, if we still continue it, in n fair way of compelling Mexico, long since bankrupt, to the bfllelit ol the in solvent act. If, for the recognition of the Rio Grande as our boundary, we have but to rccross that noble river ; iny word for it, .Mexico will never dispute our mu.- io oi.li i-uiiieiiiiiioii. snip oi icrrnory. ii tne war i istobeconiiiiueduntil.Mexieoindeiiiniliesusloraciual expense, which is not, 1 would hope, the national re- I solve, w e would be nctins somewhat the part, hut with greater inhumanity, of the creditor whoiusists on the .i.i .;. .1 . ..; r . .; i IKbttd' the appropriation ol Mexican territory be intended ns a compensation, I doubt much whether the result will jusiily the policy or the wisdom of the act. Thiscli mate nun country is suited to the .Mexicans, tint so little to us that the part taken will ultimately be abur den rather than a benefit. " We are victorious over this poor, harassed, nnd badly governed people ; honornnd glory and a succes sion oi iriuiupiiMure eniiiii7oiieit on our national esciu clicoiijwe can well allord lobe generous tovvntds j opinion as to what the probable extent of the them. .Mexican gasconade has been kicki d nnd walk- ... , ... . , . f- ed on from " l'alo Alto to ISucna Vista," and will con- '"hhc loss would be in such an event. 1 lie far tiiiiie lobe so, to the occupation of their capital, if we ; t,cst wo c;vn 3 to sav that there does not will it. Nipposmg thai .Mexico, m her infatuation , n, , , n.v i and weakness, siijl persists iu her refusal to mike 1 seem to bo much doubt that tho Post Ullice, and peace on our terms, would it lie sound policy in us to 1 1,0 Court House, and the Newspaper ought all continue the war I Itstill waged, it must be carried , , . , ,, , .i . n ,, on, for the reasons given above.at an immense sacri- ' t0 "0 111 the hast illago ; and tint air. Has lici; of human life and treasure, and without reaching j we ,,robably consulted tho interests of a very an end not nlready attained. All our ciluens here 1 1 . , ' ,. none surpass them for patrioti-in are, to a man, fur largo majority of the pcoplo ol Jlennington, no ,n'1Wrol'i''ii''i?w'm!1iso'nCill'i',s' Hess than his own, in taking tho obnoxious steps " Iliesoldiersandollicersolihevoluntcernnd legu- ' , ,. . larnrmy, victorious against fearful odds iu so many that have brought " the Hill down upon (urn in hard-lought battles aie withant . "fion.nrfrB- rates i'or peace. Tliev are still willing, it their coun try so diiecls, to march again and again to the charge, till M ticn Ik brought to term, but tliry Ke no object tube rt'nclied tliat i" lint now nltniiieil,whiKt they rnti f.irct;ly cons-Mer honor or glory to accrue to tlu-in in future from n victory over the .Mexicnn army. IVaco whh Mrxico in the anient wNh of th jirent nml nooil men who in this wnr havedW- honor to tlu-ir country uf the majority of our own free Inwi, oi the gnoj of the world. J jt there then be pf-nce. It those in our rsnlionai or htate Lilaturea who cthocate the iut- iherpro'cution ofthc war could, by wmie nijMerioiH nroce.b; trnl.j,orted to" KrasoCor'' Ibos' Nand, I there to tare ns our brave men tare, tins war lever would soon evaporate, and they would become the most strenuous advocutcsof ieace." Anew Impounder of the Constitution, Thnmas Ritchie, the Editor of .Mr. Polk's newspaper in Washington, alter prosin through nearly three mortal columns in giving ,. ,:,:. r ,i . ... .. , i i ftis exposition of the Constitution, concludes with the following piece of Hentoni.in compla- c micv 1 coney : T bese ore the true and republican views of the constitution, nnd not ihe ultra federal views of Mr. Webster, who will iu vain nreaeh nu m ...li.,l,i...,...l southern ears the heresies which he has been pneia- guiing at inc norm aim m the silM,aie lor so inanv vears!" ' So it turns out thai-Mr. Thomas Ritchie, and no Daniel WedsTek, is tho true expounder of the Constitution.' We trut, after this, Mr. Websteu will stay at home. To be sure this Mr. Ritchie lias been kicked out of tho Senate, and can't give his "true nnd republican views of the Constitution " there, but then he can write a book, and dedicate it to his brother puTf, Thomas II. Ronton. The Constitution and the Country are safe. Hurrah for Aowis ritchie! Meeting of tin; Vuchl Club. It will bo seen that a meeting of tho Hurling ton Yacht Club, is called for tomorrow. Col. lliticK, apprehensive of the effect abroad of an iincxplair.cd announcement of this character, wihes ns to say that the mectingis called with no reference whatever to the existing foreign rcla; lions of our (lovcrninciit. The moral suasion of the I'linntic. The Liberty (Saztttc, in an article on tho late License vote, makes ttso of the following lan guage: " Dut there is another class who have no regard for nu- laws oi uouorillJU out VY0U1U poison and kill their fellow men with their ' distilled damnation' pro. vided they could make two cents by it, if they were sufieuded orer the liquid ll,ne of hell, and knew jur in nci mey wouia oe Jorccc r einoaed lo tts unquenchable fire" ,' Are our readers aware that this "blind guide" is in tho constant practice of taxing his feebk ingenuity to frame and publish gross and disgust ing denunciation liko this J Ye know not how it may strike others, but wo hive no hesitation whatever in expressing the opinion that nothing but evil can result to tho community that toler ates such outrages upon its moral sense. Is it to bo admitted that any nooD cause can bo pro moted in Mi's manner! Tho editor of l)ia(!azette well knows that there is no such " class" as ho thus recklessly denounces on tho face of the irlb ; and yet ho says they aro In "our own ('immunity"! Certainly the man who could deli- IsTiilidy, nod In tlio seclusion of his closet, find ill his heart tho feeling towards his neighbors that I iixprossed ulsive, is an upter illustration, in lino sriisc, of tin) "class" ho describes than hula likely to bo aware of, CaitsIn I'l-nwi iiv; This individual, con victed in lloetou ill IHI.'i ill lilting out the Spit' firo for tho lill'iinoiis African Slave Trade, and sentenced to llvnyenrs Imprisonment and to pay aline nftwo ll nnd dolUrs, has been pardoned by I'uriilent l'olk. A modern battle of Hennlngton. That division of tho " harmonious democra cy " whicli Is quartered on Stark's old battle ground has got by the cars 1 Tien " Vermont Gazette's " reach us regularly from tho good old town of Bennington, both intensely locofoco, both claiming to bo the Simon Pure descendant from tho old federal organ of that name, vvhil omo established by that rcspectablo ' old Fed eralist, " Anthony Ilaswcll, and both "brim ful of wrath and cabbage!" It seems that Mr. John C. Ilaswcll, a son of Anthony, being or claiming to bo, the proprietor of tho Gazelle, and being, also, the Post Master, took it upon himself to rcmovo tho Paper and tho Post Office from the old Hill Village of Bennington, whore tho principal part of tho locofucoism ol tho town is done, to tho East Village, whero tho princi pal part of tho hisincss Is dono , and a largo ma jority of tho population reside, having got the crotchet into his head that tho Post Ollico ought to bo in tho neighborhood of the business. Mr. Post Master General speedily rectified this little error of judgment, by ordering tho Post Ollico back again to tho Hill, a proceeding, tho jus tice of which will bo better understood, wo sup pose, if our readers will imagine the llurlinglon Post Office removed to Weaver's Store in Col chester I The fiftieth however, stood its ground at tho JEa't Village. Tho paper, Mr. Ilaswcll appeared to. resolve, shouldbc whore tho business nnd the people of the town were, if tho Post Olfico were removed to Joppa. The consequence was that another Gazette was es tablished, in tho forsaken nest oi tho' old one, and then began the " war of tlio Roses !" Mr. Robinson, of tho Hill Village Gazette thinks very meanly, and says rather hard thing", ol Mr. Ilaswcll ofthc East Village Gazette, and " tciscy tcersty" only a good deal more so ! Now we are not, by any manner of means, going to mix iu this snarl Wo are in tho ring simply as one of tho spectators We are not going to say .much of anything about it we shall not even adopt tho language of the fairand impartial old lady, who witnessed tho contest intivpnn mr imsh.uui aim a near, anu say, n " ' - ,, is tho only fiirht weover saw whore wo did nt ,..,., ,.j,:uwt ilm bast nf it '" Wo are m"cl' Cilr0 wlncgot the best ol It . vv 0 are onlv. ns faithful chroniclers, rccordintr tho fact ncnlncto.. County, hav- ing sown its "dragon's teeth," finds "armed men springing up," as it had a right to expect. Eocofocoism must manage its own quarrels. It is no concern of ours, jf the two Gazettes should run into the awkard extravagance of tho famous Kilkenny cats. We shan't express any . maiinur that mustrivo him a lively idea of what is meant by ' teeing the elephant ! BXOut number of Yank Dmtle fur the 1st itist. never ramo to IiaiU. If wc were the Kvc iiinK Mirror, or tho Howling Green Fountain, uorImuM probably vjj f hit wo should'nt caro anything about it, if wc had'nt resolved to copy tho first good joke wc could find in the Yankee,

, , . . . , . . nmnW Slavery und Democracy. Tho National lira, sneaking of Mr. Web stek'.s visit Soutliwards.hasthe following quiet hit it ' t)j ,iv.i;" : Mr. Webster is received with great'hospitalily by the people ol the bouili. the Cnion hones ne may ohtain such new hitht respecting them and there pecu- i ;,.,,;.. nu ,,.in ni.., 1,i, i,..r..ifir rJ in. dulging so frequently in invocations to the " I.iherty party " to save the country from Democratic rule. unless, indeed, Deniocrncy and Slavery be one und ! ihe same thing in tlio opimunol the Union." Tho lira will probably live long enough to v c are llliaoie locouinreiieiiu ine ioic oi sucu a none discover that " Slavery and Democracy, if not one and tlio tamo thing, work for one and the same end. ILTThc Editor of the Albany Kerning Jour- nrl has ntrain lieen sued for a libel ! The com pliment implied to the importance of publica tions in tint excellent paper, can hardly com pensaU-lfor the annoyance of theso repeated Coop (rations. Tho plainliirin the present instance is not tlio " Author of the Monikitis," but prob ably a far more self-sacrificing person, a .Mr, Hastings, " tho man who read tho Monikins. Mr. WEEii'sollenco consists in having publish cd.in his ordinary Ix-gislutivu Reports, a speech nf.Miko Walsh on the floor of tho House, in whicli the said Mr. Hasting was, as they say iu the refined circles of tho Croat West, pretty essentially "chawed up!" If Mr. Hastings makes that suit stand, he intends to commence anotlieragainst tho Clerk of tlio House, for pub lishing the Journals of that body. License I.nw In New York. Sinco the recent popular vote in New York, which was decidedly in favor of granting licen ces, and which precisely reversed the voto of last year, the Igialatqru of that State have re pealed Ihe Limine Law, by a vote in tlio Hoiiso of G8to as, and iu tho Senate of 25 to 2. The i:triiorillniiry wigncity ot the Sentinel, The Sentinel alludes to tho " cxtremo malig nity and coarseness with which the whig papers, pirticularly the Freo Press, have treated Mr. Rentnii," and thinks its readers "may ho at a loss for tho reason of such abuse," So it gives the following as tho result of its profound reflec tions on the painful subject: "As Kenton lives inn slave state, and bad some thoughts of going to Mexico, they pretend to oppose nun lor uicse causes." It is of no sort of use, wo perceive, toattempt to cludo the sagacity and penetration of tho Sentinel. Wo supposed wo had suceeded in nvolving iu impenetrable secrecy, tho causa of our hostility to Mr. Ajax Reutoif. Rut wo were mistaken. Tho Sentinel lias found us out with out spectacles, and thus expse-s us to tho "vul gar gaze !" " Denton lives in a sl.tvo state, and hat had some thoughts of going I" Mexico," and therefore the I'rco l'ress ' particularly," has treated him with "extremo malignity"!! Well, now, tho Sentinel is a " nucer chicken,' as tho hen said when she hatched a duck. U r We aru under obligations to Messrs. Vir gil ct Rick,, for lato New York paicrs j and to Mr- tir.(inc.E, for a copy of tho "European Times" The Eiprcsscs. Tho admirable Express arrangements of Messrs. VmalL &. Rich, for tho safe and expeditious transmission of goods and packages between New York nnd Montreal, nnd tho intermediate places, aro In perfect " working order." Ono of the gentlemanly proprietors of this extensive and gennino " Accovimohation Line," arrives at lltirllngton from Now York every Wednesday evening, by tboSteamcr Riirlington, and pro ceeds hence, tho same evening, lo Montreal, On Friday evening of each week ho Is hero again on his way to New York. Vo could add nothing to tho high public cslimation and confi dence, that those gentlemen liavo already secur ed for themselves, and their well-organized en terprise, by any thing wo might say in their be half. They are too well and favorably known to the largo community, whose business con venience they havo so long and so faithfully served, to need any " backer," but their own character and reputation ; and wo have only to sny, what perhaps is already well understood, that their systematic and judicious plan of oper ations, secures the speedy transmission nnd de livery, of every species of property entrusted to them, from a low and arrow " to tho capital of a Rank. Chenev &Co's. Roston and Montreal Express is also, asjusual, in successful operation, reach ing llurlinglon, on the way Northward, in season for the Roats every Wednesday cicning, and departing for Roston, every Friday morn i'ig. Mr. Geop.be, who has tlio charge of this I i.ie, is every way competent for his duties. Packages for either of the Expresses, maybe left at tho Counting Ruom of Messrs. J. &. J. 11. I'eck&Co. A mild injunction. J'bo Albany livening Journal says : tTiy The 1'achn of Damascus lately isned a proch iiiation to the women ol that city, in w Inch he enjoin ed them to be more strictly veiled when they went nbrwid and declared, that he would cutoff the noses ol nil whodisobejcd his orders. Tho gallant Pacha will lind no difficulty In keeping them veiled nierthe delicate little ope ration hinted nt ! More War l'oetry. Tho Albany Argus quotes from the N. O. Delta a " Song of the Indiana Riflemen nt tho battle of Ruena Vista, by J. (i. Dunn, Asst. Surgeon U. S. A." in which tho following re markable -stanza occurs : " Ram. ram the dread cartridge, Aim dead on the foe The t beers of our brethren Resound from fit-low." To be properly appreciated, this verse should bo sung with a rain's-horn accompaniment. The ' Indiana Rillemcn'' are represented by the haul as up the Mountain ; so our readers innst'nt j.et loo far down for the source of them " cheers". They camo Irom tho valley, not from the other place. fsreut News I The ,Vnrf,'( Star, under the head of " Sercral democratic I uiuries," has tho following item : Tnov, N. Y , has ihrown o(T the whig yoke in the charter election, having chosen (Jen. Albert T. l)uu bmi president, and seven democratic trustees to one whig. We wonder what tho Hon. Mr. Mann, the staunch Whig Mayor of Troy, and tho Common Council, which is pretty nearly all Whig, will say to this ! When this " Cell. Albert T. Dun ham " and the " seven demociatic trustees" ap pear to take their scats we trust there will le no blood shed. Tho Star places under tho same heading, also, tho result ofthc recent election in VIRGINIA ! Can tho Caledonian account in any manner for tho extraordinary hallucinations of its polar neighbor 1 I-T The IIcciiabite Joit.nal is the titlo of a new monthly paper, published at tho Cazettc olhce, and to lie devoted to tho cause of Tem perance and of the Society vv hose name it bears It is edited by the Rev. Messrs. Cr.EKouv, Pakkeii and Rivgham, gentlemen every way competent to mako a valuable and rightly-in fluential paper. o trust tbev will havo the actual as well as nominal control of its course ol argument and persuasion. 1 he editorials of Messrs. (inynonv nnd I'arkcu in the lirst num ber (there aro none from the pen of .Mr. Rimi HAM,) aro in admirable spirit and temper, and aro well calculated, us they were doubtless in christian kindness designed, to win erring men from the evil and bitter ways of iiiteinperancc.nnd to removo unfounded prejudices ag.iist tho " S) c'uty." We cheerfully commend the" Journal to public patronage. It is a good-looking octavo of 1G pigos, and is furnished to subscribers for G2 1-2 cents per annum. Logic run mnd. Somo extraordinary person, who signs "X. M." has been writing rail-road articles in the 1'latliburgh Whig in favor of the Rouse's Point Route for the Ogdeiisburgh Road. In a late number ho thus argues against ferries: T he Oswego and fsyraense raibroad already secured a new tratk and heavy tails from Syracuse to (Ireeu bush, in connection with the Hudson river rail-road. now deierinined umio, wid give a continuous road from lake Ontariu lo New Yotk. Lake Erie also con nected by two rail roads reaching New Yoik, will comnil lloston lo have a like continuous road if she would t-ouieie for the trade of the West, Her favor able position lor the EuroiK-nu trade will lie forev er lost by this broken hacked concern, of a ferry, lbidgiug the lake is her only hope, nnd this must be done at House's Point. Now it unfortunately so happens that both these "continuous roads" as ho calls them from Lake Ontario to New York and from liko llrio to New York, do now, and foreier will mako uso of " the broken backed concern of a ferry" ! ! This rampant logician is beside himself! I.CTTEa rnovi Cts. Tavwr. The following is a letter from t tell. Tat lor to ihe Governor of IVmwel. voiiio, acknowledging the receipt of the resolutions of tuuiiKs io iiiui anu ins army adopted by the ticneral isocmoiy oi lliui mute ; Headquarters, Army of Occupation, ) Camp near Monterey, March 27th, 1817 fsinr 1 have had the honor to receive vourrom- muuicotioti of January I'Jth, transmitting a copy of ..... .U.I11II1IIUIUUIJ iiduiiiiiuii-ivi llir i,-irilll rfissrw- bly ot Pennsylvania. siultQti extracts from those resolutions have been commumcuted, in lienernl Or ders, to the troops of my command, and will be duly appreciated by llieui, ns convening the sentiments of a greol and patriotic Stale. 1 beg leave lo upoiogize to your l.xcelleney tor the unuvuidable delay, occasioned by Ute incessant ser vice, which has oceuricd in uckuowledging your com. inuuiculiun, and nl-si to express my jiersoual thanks for the very ctiuileous terms in which you have lieen pleased lo communicate the resolutions of tho General Assembly. I am, sir, very respectfully, your ob't servant, Z. TAYLOR, Major rienernl U. H Army. His Excellency Frs. R, Biii'mc, Governor of Pcnn) I vunia, Harrisburg, ARRIVAL AT ROSTOX OR Till! STUA.MfcU IIHITANNIA. The Mail Steamer Drnnnnia arrived nt Roston on I ncsdny Inst. The political nnd commercial news received from Lurope, by tins nrrivnl, is important. I lie bullion In tho Dank ol England, which amount ed to sixteen millions stilling Hi August last, now amounts to only JLV;mw, iu both departments. I rade in the liianiilacturing districts, and in the principal commercial towns, Ms severely the cllects ol the monetary pressure. There Is a want of confi dence, nnd general stagnation j nnd business, in many branches, is brought too complete Hand. ihe accounts of Ihe nppenrnncc of the crops and the progress mnde in Ihe tillage of ihe land, me gene rally very encouraging throughout England. Cotton had fallen about I .Mil per pound, while the grain market was su'taintd, in the fice of Ihe money pressure, and prices were fully sustained, if not upon the advance. The accounts from Ireland are more occupied with the progress ol fever and disease than destitution fnevery province, nnd almost every county, fever nnd dysentery continue to make frightful ravages among all classes. An unusually large numlier of persons were prepar ing to embark for the Uniied States Willi nil jmssible basic, and sonic were olIL-ring large sums lor their I'".!,; I.-. lnrenlv to n r,nes,i frn, v, W,. rtrnw-n. of Liverpool, in the 'House of Co n a s o, ho ui I , to tne rcnciiroiii mis country to Ireland .vir. l,n bouclierc as Irish Secretary rend nn extract froiun letter from Mr. Everett lo him, introducing Mr. I orbes, nnd explaining Ihe mission of the Jamestown. The report says that "every sentence nf Mr. I.nhouch cre's answer was received with loud, long and con tinued cheers." .Air. O'Connell wnsnt Lyons, where be was oblig ed lo remnin because- too weak to proceed fnithcr, and was said to be sinking daily. Lord Conley, the brother of the Duke of Welling ton, had died at his residence in Paris. .Mr. Unncruft was presented to the King of the trench on the I lib tilt. Mr. Iugeisoll our Minister to Russia was presentedat the same time. An attempt to assassinate the Pope had been dis covered lOniUrustruted, it was said through tlio assis tance of the Trench Ambassador at Rome. Inciter from I'lither JIntlicvv. At tho dinner given by the hospitable citizens of Cork, to Capt. l-'ounrs of the Jamestown, during his recent trip to Ireland with stores : On theremoval of thecloth, Mr Drew rend n letter from Admiral Sir Hugh I'igot, regiettingliisiuuhilily to attend the banquet. The billowing excellent, Idler from I other Malhew wasolso-read, nnd elicited die wannest opplnusc ; Com;, 13th Apiil.lBIT. Musses Korr and Dnt.w Gentlemen : With pleasure ond thankfulness,! accepted your kind imi ,'" nl lllL' 1'eslivnlm honor ol him, whom oil Ireland dehghisto honor. " I esteemed it a high piivilege.tohe allowed to pay my humble tribute ol respect, in ihe high-minded, pln lohthropic,self sumliciiig Dennett l'oibis, ol lloston. " Circumstances over which I have no control, nlace nn insurmountable obstacle tu my participation this cvcinugiit your delightful demonstration ol gratitude, to the man that lirst opi-ncl the vista to a blissful scene ol Universal IV nee, by navigating a vessel of War, Irom the shoies of tl. great Republic, into the most iiiagnilieent ol Ihiiish harbors, on n (iod-like mission ol pure humanity ami hiniheily hive. O, may this swici spirit be speedily diffused Irom pole to pole, uni ting all mankind ns one family, making the wants of nth individual, of every creed and every thine, the warm concern of the whole is hn been noblv done ny the benevolent ntuciis of tiosion. . " Asvunngjoii of the deep regret I feel, whilst writ ing this npon.gy, i am, gentlemen, Willi highest esteem Your mo-t d-'voted THEOBALD MATilEU. The War. CvrTi'i'.n of Jalapa ami 1'cr.oxn Ahvance or the Aii.mv Tou'Aiius the Citv or Mf.xh-o. 1 be new s uf tho culture, of the towns of .lalana and Pcrotobyonr Armv, without firinc a 2un, andal-oof the continued advance of the Amer ican Army towards the City of Mexico is fully confirmed. The dates fiom Yera Cruz are to 20th tilt. The capture of the town of Jalapa took placo on the 1 litis April, when (len. Twiggs with the division of the Army under bis command entered into possession, vMtiiotit any resistance. It ap pears that in the flight from'Cerro Uordo, Santa Anna did not pass tlironoli Jalana. but in com patiywith Amimdia and Torrejou, turned off to tne lelt at Ins Incienda, and halted for Ihe night ot lbth at the " nine mile pass," which wa iving fortified, but which, on second considera tion, it was deeim-d prudent to evacuate. Tin evacuation took place on tho 20th. and in the evening Col. 1 1 irnev's dragoons took jmssessioii of the Pass (Jen. Worth followed in their foot steps. (ieneral Worth with his division entered the town of Pcroteut noon on tlio 22d of April. He found it completely evacuated by the soldiers of the enemy, and a Col. Yanpiez left In-hind to surrender it with decency. An iiniiiens.' num ber of small ttruis, the big guns of the castle and citv, and ammunition were taken pos-ession of, I'erote is thirty-six miles beyond Jalapa, one hundred and eight from Vera Cruz, and one hundred ami seventy-one from the city of Mex ico. Later fikivi (Jew Taylor's Armv The ar tillery force that was in the battle of Ruena Vi-tii, aru still stationed there, as are also Col. May's dragoons. A squadron of the latter, nuin liering some 200, under Lieutenant Rucher, nude a scout in the adjoining country. They found (Jen. Minon inthe neighborhood of llncar niciou.at the head of a thon-and of fifteen hun dred lancers. They thought to draw a light from Minon, but we're unsuccessful. Tlio troops at Rueiu Yista nnd Saltillo ivero in excellent health, and tho wounded, who vvero dally visited by (Jen. Wool, nndwliosavvlh.it all their wants were attended to, vvero rapidly improving. (Jen. Taylor is still at the Walnut Springs, lie has bea'rd of bis nomination forthe Presiden cy by several presses and persons in the United States, but avoidj referring to it or saying aught about it. A letter published in tho New O. Picayune, from a correspondent, mention a rumor that tho Rritlsh .Minister had offered bis services as n mediator between the United Stato and .Mexico. New York, Triday, ) May 15,81-2 1'. M. , LATER NEWS FROM MEXICO. Dates of tho late news havo como to hand bv tho Southern mail. At Ihe cxlraordinaru meet ing of the Mexican Congress, the lUeculire was prohibited from tnaking a treaty of peace. There were eighty members present who acted vv ith great unanimity. A permanent Committee vvero to bo installed to carry on tho (Jovernment should Congress not ho able to continue iu session. There was a report that Congress was acting on Rarkhcad's mediation proposition. A strong e.ice pirty is said to exist in Mexico. Santa Ana vv rote to the government that he wanted men and money, but no attention was paid to his request. No confidence was placed m bun. 11 o'clock, r. M. The N. O. Picayuno says our loss at Cerro (Jordo was -13 killed and 285 wounded. I -filers express confidence that Gen. Shields will re cover. (ien. Scott is making a rapid push for the city of Mexico. -The 'nt'oii thinks ho isnlreadv there and in possession of that ancient Capital'. Extract of a Washington letter to the N. Y. Journal of Commerce uf tho 15th inst, " That the Mexicans, instead of making peace, will resort now to the guerilla system of defence is v ery probable, and is announced as certain, by the most lllieillgeiii oi iiiosewiu, wine irom me scene ot otte ., i., ..... ... i.u.uu, u rations. Oa the other hand, we resort to sequestra. c , ITS, uT0!1; 'l,e,n wn'l 'h" di tion and forced contributions. Thus, n new chapter o J . 1 ie ', ,Vom a" lla0l,l"; them, it being isubout to open, ill tne History ol tins war. TIiu 1'ield uf Ilueuii Vistn, After the ballle I resle over the w hole field. Par ties were engaged iu burying ihe dead but there were Mill himdre.Uot bodies I) iug still' and cold w uli no cov ering save the scanty remnant ol clothing whicli the robbers t the dead found too valueless to take from llieui. I saw the Human body pierced ui every place. 1 saw' expressed hi the faces of the dead nlmnat . passion and feeling. seemed io have, el . ecra.ing their enemies nnd cursing them will, .heir lastbrvath-oihers had the most placid and isiSncd expression. Some appeared to have died defending their lives bravely to the last, while others evidently used their last words in supplicating for mercy Hew lay Youth and mature Age calmly rcxing in unti mely death. l'nsng on from this part of the bloody ground 1 went over to the plain literally covered with the dead bodies of !hoc who had so recently been our foes. This scene was horrible enough, (Iod knows hut was divesied of some of its horrors by the fact that not one of the Mexican soldiers was cilher robbed or stripped of his clothing, nor was there the least appearance of thebodies having been nbucd nfler being wounded. This, indeed, sjieaks much for the " barbarous volun teers of the United States of the North,' us the Mex icans style us. Among the hundreds of dend whom I saw there. 1 was much touched by the appearance ofthc corpse of a .Mexican bov, whose nge 1 would think could not have exceeded fifteen jenrs. A bullet had struck bun full through the breast, nnd mut have occasioned nlmot instant death. lie wns lying on Ids back, his face slightly inclined to one si le, and although cold, jet beaming with a bright nnd sunny smile, whicli elo quently told the spectator that he had lullen with bis face lo his country's foe. Saltillo is one vat hospital; Resides our own wounded (four or five hundred in mtmticr,) (len Tay lor has collected nil the wounded Mexicans vvfio were left by their army, and put them iu hospital. It is most disgusting to visit one of tho'e places. All of them (the Mexicans) arc badly wounded, for those who w-ere slightly wounded went off. They nre dying "" J! "J,. .n "u '.''" I"1" wo Z. "T ' L'. ' V " "V",?: V"' r always 01 hand th set the sails nf their Inst vovb ire ilia properinanner Vicksburg Whig. I'rotn the Uostoli Alias. VlltCI.MA. One of the doubtful districts ftlie l.ttlt-t is nl Insr .1. C. nitely settled. A.vnnr.w H. Pui.to.n (U big, is elected ny plurality over r. .vit-.viuiieii. Ill the second and loiirlh districts w-e nt-i- mnrn tl.m everin doubt The Richmond Whig rlaims tlie elec tion offr.vtvo (Whig) in the latter, while the I.vnch burg Virginian states that at the sheriHV meeting at the t'onrl House of Campbell County, fmr counties were found to have given Irving (Whig) majority, ond the remaining four 331 for Itoeock (Loco) The same paper odds- ' We believe Mr Rocock has not receiveu tne ccrtilicate. 1 he shenlls have adjourned to the 17th hist , on account of informality in some ol the poll, and to oseertatn ficu in relation to doubte rating" for wh'ch it may be remarked, some ol the, Locos in that district ore somen hat notorious. The le.-ult is thertfore still in doubt as lor the si-cond.tiie v lug states that a letter from Meiklenburi? has been received, statiur tlint no em.r had been delected in the polls of ilint eistrict. the cor nciion of which elects Air fiolliu lo Congress by right votes, instead of Mr Diomgoole by 21, U'e ii Ml Li i.i L nine ii some iiosiiihc iiuuul 11 ji nl evuirs, we shall not claim the district until we have it otn. ci-.-llv, " in black and white " vv e have, tlieretore, sn wings, who ore certainly lected to the next Con rcsg irorn Virtrinio. nnd six adherents of l'olk, two districts in doubt, nnd one vn- Mlley. In the ta-t Congress, there was but one Win to lourtcen Locofoco. et the Wnshmntoii I'uion m si-Is that l'olk is ns popular us ever m the 01.1 Domin ion. I'lie lion. Henry C'lny on tin- .llevic.-ins Wnr. AsiiLAXti, 8th April, IS 17. You exrress your regret on account of the unexpected issue of the last I're-identi il election. I ought to fei-1 none for myself, personally. Resides being relieved from v vast responsibility, it Inrnislieil the occasion ol the exhibition of testimonials, and the outpouring ofnlb'Ction from the hearts of niv friends ami countrymen, of which I had no previous concp tinn tli.it I ever could be the honored olict. Their spontaneous and disinterested in ttnf s'a tionsaro worth far more tiiun thu Piceidcncr itself. l'or nur common country I do regrit the isstio of the contc-t. Had it been otherwise wo should have preserved tho protective p- Uc, un der which we had made such rapid and cue- r aging advances ; tho inarch of ltnprou mont iti our rivers and harbors would not h ive be' n ar rested ; and, above all, we should have av- d this unnecessary war of aggression wit ha m igh bor, torn to pieces by internal dissensi-uis. 'J'bu brilliant achievements, and the glorious laurels acquired, during its pro-ecution, gratifying as they aro to our u it ional pride and charact' -r, can never compensate lor the exceptionable manner in whit h it was begun, tho brave and patriotic lives which have been sacrificed, and the fearful is-ues which, I tremble in contempl.it ng, may grow out of its termination. But I have not now a heart to dwell on this painful theme. I turn from it with bono and dutiful siibmi-Mon to Him, whose no doubt wi-e but in-crtitable dis potisation has permitted this aw ful calamity to visit our beloved country. 1 pray you, my dear sir, to accept tho asstt ranees ot my gratitude for the kind manlier in which you have executed tho duty toward me, assigned to you by tho Whigs of Anbnrn, and of my being, with perfect esteem and regard, Your friend and ob't servant, II. CLAY. vHourt ia!cnuiu Wixdsor Count?. Supreme Court, Jliirch 1817. Reported for the I'ree Press. WitMAM Hcrtox r. PtRKtxs N. Wii.ev Trespass for taking certain lemma! proj.-riy The plauu tr, m Deceiuber, 1313, as constable ot U c-ton. atta. hed the properly in question, on writs made returnable to the next Mny'lerm of the Windsor County Court ond lelt it in custody of one Dean, who was then engaged, under a contract with the debtors, m nianiit.n.'iirm-' a portion of the property, being hides m the proces.s"of tanning, and agreed with IK-an to ,oke charge of the proierty and complete the manufacture nl it lK-ou went on under his contract with the plaintiff, nnd it did not oppear that Dean oud the debiois put an end In the contract between tlu-ni.or lhat the pLmiill had any lease ol ihe building iu which the pn nctty wo.s kept, or that the debtors interfered with the plaintiff' possession, ihrough his agent Dean. Dean locked lira building, whenever be lelt it. In March, 1S13. the de fendaut was clceted-con-table of We-ton, in ,-,ace f the plaintiff, and writs of attachment ngain-t i'i samu debtors were put into Ins bands, and he oitacle J thereon the same proity previously nib eiied by the plauilill, being the property now sued tor Iu order to make the attachment the defendant entered tho building ihrough a back passage, which had been left unfastened. 1 he writs on winch all the attachments were mode, vvere duly entered in court.and judgments were obtained, nnd the executions were placed in the deleiidaiu's hands in season to charge the property : ond Ihe defendant disposed of the pnqierty in. d appued the avails upon the executions m the suits where tha writs had been served by h'unsell, and left the execu tions unsati-fied, m the suiis in which service wns made by the plaintiff. This action wos commenced previous lo judgment being obtauicd in any ot the suiis. At the trial in the county court the plaintiff called one Johnson as o witness, who declined testily nic lor Ihe reason that he was one ot the creditors, o-i whie. wut. (lit, ntlneltn,c-,it by the dcleodnilt was inaue and be wos wcii-rd by the court The plaintiff then ol lered and was allowed to prove the de, la rations of Johnson. The county court rendered ludum. in for tor tilaintilf. 1 he Court, Per Itovcr, J., held, that, if the plaintiff kept exclusive ios.se.siou ot ihe property, his ix-s. Mini was not liable to be di.iurlied by onotber otlieer noiwilhsfinding he bad (ca-e, to W constable, nnd' could not be compelled to be specially ileputucd : that the most another olbeer could do would be to attach the property, without removing n, giving notice to the iilaintitl, and thereby fixing bun us U-ulee , that tho lacts showed lhat the p annul kept mtlici. m isv-wm,,,, of the properly that the plaintiff ' entire aeuon could not lie di feined by matter haps-mng sub-.-cment to its couiuieiu-einent, unless by oitol ihe plauiiiir.or byet- ImVi'T'1' ; ' "" !he "" ll,un-l-d upon a ngblful ilann ; but that the plaiuliir was not cliluled to recover on the grouud of his responsibility to the debtors, for the reason that the property hod Wen p phed upon dcois due Irom them, ami it was immaterial to Ihem which set ol cnditors received it that be could not recover on the ground ol bus tespons.hiliiy the creditors for whom lie attached, for tlie reason lint they charged the proerty by placing iheir execu. ....-. m one reason m me nanus ot the defendant, m , (.,.. ,r n "" ,f " i.i-i:ii iuu wen demanded him ; and that the plauilill was tlieretore (untied to lecover onlv nominal damai-.-M 1 he ( outt also held, lhat there wns no error m th coutt below, iu excusing Johnson Irom t-.ving testi. liiony ns u wiinessinihecns.-.aiidiiiuduuiuncev,. tence ol the declarations of Johnson, w Iu i olli red bv tho plaintill. Judgment ntl'iimed tor nouuiial datn. . Solomon. Dow.xra r. Clark Cii xmmshin nn ,,,.i..., ri.- .i. r. - .... S . , . L1V "S "3 vuiisciii. IV,!,. in tiTK , ' T 'r"T" "f' "ls "rirso ' au.erior V. hV discharge aSa,1, ( leCe.l that nonce of his petition to b? decree" a bank me mu mui mr me iuu value oi nil me property taken bythedeleiid.ini. Lxceptions by defendant Arcu. iiientbyO. 1' Chandler and A' Utchaiuton for de. endint. ond bv . Ill .V.,....-o, nn.l I f,