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Title: The weekly register
Uniform Title: Weekly register (Norristown, Pa.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Printed by James Winnard
Place of Publication: Norristown Pa
Creation Date: December 19, 1810
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 79 (Mar. 21, 1805)-v. 19, no. 988 (Sept. 11, 1822).
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WEEKLY REGISTER. :

TP.UTH COUP. GULIDr....LIBCk.TY OUR OBJECT.

PRINTr.1 Bv JA.S INN ARU. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER I9, 1810. (VOL. .-No. 378.


From the Si u si-.i.e.,.N.. DEfHlCR.AT.

There sesmi to be a new turn to
the di,-positi'n( of mun, and those
whom I thought to be violent in their
political principles are now become
the adVl'iocMt of union, and, as they
say, ha n.'on. This is well. In my
younger days men were not so wise,
and our best citizens espoused a party
causr. Our country was then di-
vided between two parties-one of
them S.trieniuol.d\ advocated the rights
,of the p-ople,\who weclt called v. HIGS,
imiong whom we mnay reckon all the
illustrious lthoracters who adorned
our revolL O.Iily war: and one who
advocated the right ol the king to op-
press the people, who were called To-
RIS. I remember the sharp coiiten-
tion between these parties before blood
began to flow, or Warren fell. When
an appeal was made to arms there was
no neuter. Every nman in his heart
wished well to one party or the other,
and felt a lirvly interest in the' suc-
cess of the party hefavored. Victo-
ry inclined to ftavor the cause offree-'
dom, and we obtained our indeptrid-
ence. But imny of the torics who se-
cretly abetted the cause of the enemy
remained in our country during the
war; and many who took an active
part with the enemy have, since re-
turned. These, together with some
who hclltd to acquire oar indclieldi
ence, but who were not well founded
in iis principle, and an host of strip-
lings b.,, n since, have formed a -pow-
erful party, or rather kept up thil old
tory party, and are now extolling Gt.
Bri:ii,, declaring that she is the
;world last hope;' ; 1 1 it aic 1 .,h
"rotector of the rights of nations ;"
i at her "' constitiitiun is the most sta-
pendous fabric of human invention"
,-they say a national debt is a na-
tionil blessing ;" they found fault
with our go\ erniient for taking off the
excise whichh this party had laid, for
dismissiiig an host of useless officers
which they had created, and even for
borrowing nimney atfive per cent.'in-
terest to repi. that which they had
borrowed .t I:jht per cent. They
ridicilcd popular elections, and when
in some states the republican party at-
tempted to m.a~ik voters of all who bore
arms and paid taxes, who were above
twenty-one years of age, this party
was all alive to oppose it. No; the
poor people must defend the country
u iih tilir li\ cs, and help to bear the
hurdens of the state by paying taxes-
this wia. right; but vote for a go+ern-
or or representative that hurt their
lordly souls. What the tag-rag
and bob-tail" of the state vote i This
*is abominable-they will vote away
.all the property of the rich and take it
to thenselhes. Thus the tory party,
now called by another name, slander-
ed the poor. These have been their
verve words and arguments since the
war-the same in substance the king's
party made use of to support the
right to tax us without our consent.
Against ihii party, and these prin-
cipILs, so subversive of liberty, the
w!..i. party, niw called ;dlonatruts,
have maintrintJ an arduous struggle,
and have hitherto been victorious,and
will continue to be'sp, as long as vir-
tue remains predominant in the na-
ti'on, for, virtue and our liberties will
fill together.
Thcse opposite principles hive hi-
ctherto caused a struggle, and agitated
the nation, but according to the pre-
sent doctrine all must be laid aside
nd no party adhered to. Men must
indifferent whether liberty or sla-


..'i I, be the order ol the day, whether
vice or virtue prevail; must have no
opinions of their own ; mut possess
no principles; m.ist be ready to he
moulded into any shape ; musr feel e-
qually indifferent whether we live un-
der a tmc'lrhy, an aristocracy, or a
d'.:OLra:y ; mu:. be equally ready to
incline to the side of an aristocracy
as of a popular government; must be
totally regaidless of their rights and
privileges, and be indifferent whether
freedom and virn:-, or tyranny, and vice
be triumph:int in the land-all this
must take pla;e, or a man cannot be
siid to have no party ; for if he feels
inteiteiScd in any of the events about
him, he will belYng to the party he
judges in the right ; or if a bad man,
he will incline to the palty where his
interest leads. In short, it is so in-
consistent with human nature and the
constitution of man to be indifferecti
to party, that I think the cry of ." t
us have no party" is to promote the
most wicked & violent of party, views,
and comes from the dark plotting
of midnight intrigues," and from men
whose principles will not bear inves-
tigation, therefore must be hid.
JUBA.


Sheriffs Sale.
Y virtue of a writ of pluries ven-
ditioni exponas, issuing from the
court of common pleas, of the county
of Chester, and to me directed,wIll be
sold by public yendue, at the court-
house in the borough of West-Ches-
ter, on'Saturday the 22d of Decem-
ber next, at two o'clock in the after-
noon of said day, that well known
pnu icE anni, ki. o. 1 .cte -'" ir, i0t.,
" General l ashingt/o," in said bo-
rough, together with an adjoining two
story stone meisuage, and three con-
venient lots of land, also in said bo-'
rough.
The stand has long been i cputahl\
occupied as a tavern, is situated in a
central part of the borough, and is
within a perch of the court-house. It
is well provided with stabling, and o-
ther out-buildings and conveniences
for a tavern. The whole is seized,&
taken in execution as the property of
David Lewis, deceased, and to be
sold by
GEO. HARTMAN, Shf.
Nov. 2tst, 1810.
N. B. The sheriff is authorised to
state, that an arrangement may be
made with the purchaser, so that but
a small part of the purchase money
will be wanted.

To be sold, at Private Sale,
A VALUABLE Plantation, si-
tuate in Upper Providence
township, Montgomery county, 23
miles from Philadelphia, pleasantly
situated, lying on the Egypt road, ad-
joining lands of Robert Tyson, John
Umsted, and Benjamin Cox, contain-
ing 71 acres ; 10 acres of woodland,
12 acres of watered meadow, the re-
mainder arable land, principally in
with grain and clover i there is also
a young orchard of about 80 thriving
trees lately planted; a good stone
dwelling-house,a cellar under, akitch-
en adjoining,I with a well of good wa-
ter and a pump in it within a few yards
of the kitchen door; a good stone
barn, with sufficient ,stabling. Any
person wishing to view the premises,
will please to call on the subscriber,
living on the same.
JOSEPH SAYLOIR.
November 14Lh, 1810.
Alma1uac s Jor )the year 18 i 1,
For sale at this office.


MILL AND LANDS
FOR SALE.
O be disposed of at private sale,
the dwelling-bouse, mill and
lands, now in the possession of the
sulbcriber, situate on the Schuylkill
river, adjoining Norrimtown, in the
county of Montgomery, and 17 miles
from Phila.llphia.
Theimprovements area new hand-
some and commodious stone dwelling
house, with spaciouss and convenient
hack buildings ; a new stone barn; and
a new and very complete
aterch/it CGrist Mlill.
The mill is situated on the bank of
the river, and on the Delaware and
Schi i, Ikill can iI, as at present laid out,
and proposed to be opened ii driven
by a never-failing stream of water,
which empties into Sclhuvlkill; has
ab.u t '26 fect head & fall; has one wa-
ter wheel and two pair of stones ; has
all the modern patent miichiner ,; and
is capable of manufa- tut ing at the rate
of 80 bushels at least of good wheat
per day,during the ,. h .le year. Thesi-
tuati ln istlim'i by gri~.i.-lj lge to afford
peculiar advantages for a. merchant
niill, both na it respects the procuring
of grain, and sending flour to market.
It affords the opprrtunirtv also of e-
rccting other mills, or machinery,
which require the f.-.r,:e of water to
drive them.
There are from 36 to 40) acres of
la.ud, ,f the ry i rFirst quality, consist-
ing principally of watered nim.dow.
The fertility of the grounds, the
b aiu., of t i e fiewis from the dlwetliii
liou .., and the vnllue of the improve-
ments, (being scarcely excelled in
th'es respects by any other) makc this
proper' ty an object worthy of attention.
It will be sold together, orin sepa-
rate iarcels, as may best suit purcha-
sers. Terms of sale will be made
known on application to,
ROBERT FRAZER.
December 4th, 1810.

A Valuable Lot for Sale.
T H A T well known tavern designa-
ted by the signof the SPREAD-
EAGLE, pleasantly situated in U.wch-
land township, Chester county, thirty-
two miles from Philadelphia, 4 miles
north of the Philadelphia and Lancas-
ter turnpike road, on the leading road
from Philadelphia to Morgantown-
there are 40 acres of first-rate land....
The improvements are as follows:-
The tavern-house is built with stone,
46 feet by 25, two stories high, with a
cellar under two-thirds of the house,
well divided up stairs and down for a
tavern, a pump and well of good water
near the door; likewise good stone
sheds and stabling sufficient; a log
barn of tolerable size, with other ne-
cessary buildings ; an orchard with
upwards of 70 apple trees beginning
to.bear, sufficient for house use, also
other fruit trees of different kinds.-
The land is ,.lilidd into 8 lots, all in
with clover, except two with grain,
with a reasonable proportion of wood-
land. There are also on said lot a
convenient squared log house, and
store house near the tavern, now oc-
cupied with a great assortment of
goods-also a blacksmith's shop and
wheelwright's shop, well conducted.
...It is a commodious and very public
place, with an excellent run of cus-
tom. For further particulars, apply.
to the subscriber on the premises.
GEORGE HOFF MAN, JuN.
October 25th, 1810; 2m


LAND FOR SALE.
P URSUANT to the directionsof
Ithe las. will and testament of
IPtefir H :.n',o.,i, aite of the township
of Pikeland, in the county of Ches-
ter, decleaed, will be sold by Public
Vendue on the premises, on Thursday
the 3d of January next, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon of said day-All that
certain nmssuage, plantation and tract
of land, situate in the said township,
on Pickering Creelk, near the Yellow
Springs, .ibouit 7 miles from Phila-
delph ia, lanh was IIcrcLUfOuulic O .ilji
ly tile said Peter Hartman, adjoining
lands ol' Jhn Enmmery, George Hart-
man and others, containing jla acres
.r ihcrIealouts. On said premises is
erected, a commodious two story
stone dwelling-house, a log building
adjoining thereto containing a room,&
kitchen, and a large stone barn, and
a spring-house over an exc llent pri ig.
besides other out buildings: there is
also a lime-kiln adjoining a quarry of
good limne-stone; and a good apple
orchard of the best selected fruit.-
About 40 acres of said farm are good
timber land, and about 30 acres there-
of are meadow of a superior quality;
the residue is good arable land, and
divided' into c-.-n fields, with a ne-
ver-f.iiliig stream of water running
through each.- Any person wishing
to view said. premises prior to the
sale, may apply to the s,.libcriber re-
siding thereon. Conditions will be
made known at t,.- time and place of
:ale, by
Jacob Hartman, .~ ,E'
P,'t1. r Lfxr. tn,, E'ors.
No.v. *:, Iblu.

TO BE SOLD,
A T Public Vendue, on Saturday
the 29th day of December next,
at 2 o'clock P. M. on the premises-
A tavern, store-house, and 7 acres of
land, situate on the Ridge Road, 3
miles above Norristown, and 20 from
Philadelphia, now in the tenure of
William I'GC,:...~-i'. There are few
establishments better calculated for a
tavern and store than the one now
proposed to be sold.-The situation
is eligible, being seated on the Ridge
Road, (which is more travelled than
any other road in the state) and by
the township line which crosses the
Ridge, Road by the house: The
buildings are commodious, consisting
of a large well built stone house with
two rooms on a floor, with an entry;
attached to which is a large conve-
nient bar-room, kitchen &store-room,
with stabling sufficient to accommo-
date 10 teams, with pumps, well sup-
plied with water,near tliem. The place
at present commands as much custom
as any public place in the county.-
The terms will be, one-third on the
first day of April next, when posses-
sion will be given ; the remainder in
two annual payments, to be secured
by mortgage on the property, or'other
satisfactory security.
JOIN ELLIOT.
Nov. 27,. 1810.

NOTICE E.
ALL persons indebted to the es-
tate of George Lahman, of Norriton
township, iioult-tomery county, dec.
are requested to make payment, on
or before the 15th of December next,
otherwise compulsory measures must
be used---And all persons having any
demands on said estate, are desired to
bring iurward their accounts properly
attested for settlement to
MATTHIAS BOOZ,jr. .Ex'or.







.Fo0o.(Cobbet's) WE LYr. REGISTER.
.. .--. ,

The nor oLriiy cfrrwhat hls taken
place wirh respect to mne rL!dler, it al-
most unnecessary for me to say any'
thing in the way of apology for once
,rC- .n..nr i:; mIn.y R i.s-r forth to'
the public without counrring ans thing
written by myself. The time I had
to remain at home ,was not a tenth
part sun;it t f .a ,.';i.n .f any thig
like a cl ie l'rel.. .i.: for mr -depart-
---re. On Wednesday morning, about
five o'clock I left my home and fami-
ly ; 't.'- :idai I 1 1 to appear in the
court f IT:; i l.-,: hi ; and niow, for
the first time in my life on any account
whatever, I am a prisoner, after hav-
ing been a public writer for nearly 10
Years in IF.ngland, and never h:l-ing
before had even proceedings com-
menced against me in any shape, for
any thing written by me. In such a
di'tt' io'jn to _set l,oJInL wrkiini- ,for the
inlforim t'-., or amusement of the pub-
lic, would be the h;c'ilt of affectation;
for every one mii t f.7'-! that it is un-
: der icl circum-nI.i'.:s, q,.i c impos.-
sible to divert one's mind from those
circumstances. Indeed, to be able to
do this would argue a degree of in-
sensibility ; incrmoi a-ible with private
affection and pi'-,lic spirited motives.
It is impossible that, so situated, I
can feel inclined to write for the press,
and, this being manifest to every bo-
dy, it must be equally manifest, that
if I were to attempt to write now, I
should force the task-upon n in i; I!f from
motives 'arising merely out of consi-
diL rat'n-. connected with the proprie-
torship of the Register; and as I ne-
ver have, in any one instance, written
for ga;n, so I am resolved not to do
it now. Yesterday exactly ten y:ll's
ago I landed in England, after having
lost a fortune in America, solely for
the sal-k of that same'-England; AND
r....'' saw me sent to a prison of
ttht same .England! It is quite im-.
possible for me to banish, reflections,
of this sort frommy mind ; but they
aart inr ., ,o-,,i ,ni i,- J itn o6lt by
the contempt which I feel for the ve-
.-;-! slaves, who have seized upon this,
a.: they regard it, a moment of my de-
r.;si-n, ~t to ni!,\ p c:.rnt and insult
me. I have now before me the Sun
and Courier newspapers, which, under
the name of a report of the proceed-
ings it the court of king's bench yes-
terday, have inom:t grossly and basely
misrepresented all that I said or did
upon that occasion. I shall, as soon
as possible, give a-true account of the
lwhol ,,fr these proceedings ; and in
the mean time I beg the public wholly
to suspend their ,, '.c :t as to every
S'irt of my conduct and my intentions.
War. COUBE'! T.
"King's Bench Prison, July 6, 1810.

DILA DFUL WARNING.
Sunday, the 2d instant, (Oct.) Mr.
Jackson, of Dewsbury, druggist, paid
a visit to a friend in Rothwell jail;
there he ithl-htld --- indtilged too
freely over the bottle, and on his set-
ting out to return home in a state of
iitoxic.ation, had to pass near a Me-
thodist' meeting-house ; the people
here b.- ing engaged in their religious
service, he judged it a fine frolic to
ride in, and go near the pulpit, and
disturb the congregation ; for which
imprudent act, he was taken into cus-
tody, and carried back to the prison,
where he was kept in confinement
during the night. Having appointed
to meet Mrs. Jackson, (who was on
her return from the funeral of a sis-
ter) at Wakefield, that evening, to go
home with her to Dewsbury, he
scrawled a note to her, which was un-
fortunately not delivered till the next
morning. Sorrow for the loss of her
sister, and alarm at the non-appear-
ance of her husband, preyed on her
mind during the whole of the night,
nor was her anxiety alleviated by the
receipt of his letter. In this state Of


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Dewsbury on ?londay morning,where Lov.th, for r.l.irn our o. n l.ngu-.ige
she a rivced in a wretched -.it u lion, on a ftrting whi.-:i rtnder.i i fr.i..tica-
ind v.ra. coon seized with the pains blc to attain a critical :;ni..icdg, ofit,
f premature labor. For several hours without the intervention of Latin or
she was alone, in the house, and was Greek ; and this, pe-rlh:., was a
found, in th.' evernri;, almostt -in a princlpil step towards the change-in
state of :e h',stion-n ll means tried the system of '-lt.tiic.lon, which .has
to save her proved ineffectual-she been gaining ground for the last twenty
lingouish.d till ThursdayS and then years. All that was wanted, was the
expired. i hi: min l imi .h. event de- ;iIr.-..l- i.)n of other u' .j,., which
proved her IiotSIl.,ii of his senses, and would fill up ti'- period of education,
derangement was soon accompanied previously devoted to the dead Ian-
by a violent.fever, which put a period guages, which would keep the mind
;o his existence on the follui, ii. fill; ..lJ u,- efl l emiiploi dl, and store
Th.irsday. Lon. paper. it wiilh knco.ledge of real importance
T -. -- ----- and utility.
STATE or THE SLAVE TRADE. Hence it is,,that we have recently
Since the :abilition act in Great nald I,.ok, of gc.ogradphv, history, phi-
Britain, the :iiiiimeri.dists-, F':\il'te : I'l'.hv, chemntr:v, geometry, bota-
and Burdettites, in short, every de- ny, &c..
si ptiol of parties,have united in one These subjects, united in a course
general shout of -i.'.iation against oft'..lrnati,:n, to a critical Irnwlcdml .
this trade. By tlhe iprc- -it abolition of bur oniAn Ilanqi.ng., and of the works
act, the British government agree to of its best authors, with the acquire-
pay thirty pounds sterling a head for ment of the living languages of France,
each black man tcaiptred, twenty 'Italy,. Spain, or Germany, a familiar
pounds for every w :on, tun pounds acquaintance with arithmetic and the
for every child; and they give the principles of book-keeping, and per-
slaves their liberty. A bill is expect- haps also some practice in the art of
ed to be passed at the next session of drawing, are considered as more than
pailianic lt, making it felony to be en- a counterpoise for 7 years drudgery,
gaged in the traffic. By a late deci- passed in learning Latin and Greek.
sion ofthe privy council, the trade The author considers the change
cannot be c,,niiideril as having alegi- as a subject on Which the present 'age
timate existence;"' nii.I :tv:c.r.lini l, l:-cri it: to be congratulated, and he
the British navy will be employed in is convinced that nothing will be lost
capturing every Swedish, Danish, A- by it, either in refinement or in liberal
merican or English vessel, which may sentiments.
be found under their own, or. any o- Our 1 I,:. i- and literature 1 ill 1bi-
ther flag, engaged in the traffic. En- likely, in consequence, to attain an
couragement is held out to informers, independent character, and to become
and the African Society," with im- themselves the classics and the stand-
mense funds, has c'mnitn.:n Ld an ex- yards of future ages. .llil,.-r t we
tensive correspondence all over the have written and thought in a slavish
world, to put an effectual termination dependence on the models afforded by
to the most indelible disgrace, of civi- Greece and Rome ; but having pass-
lized man. ed ihr'.,u ,i A.pil Oga leC of three centu-
-......-. ries, it seems to be high time that we
From lifortimer's Grammar of, Com- set up for ourselves, assert the wor-
merce, thiness of our own language, the ori-
Hitherto, bopys int:ii.de f.,i. ,rv .ginality of our own conceptions, and
kind of cnpl.:'\,m..,ti, have i i ..1, the maturity of our national character.
without variation or discrimination, Let a commercial or English edu-
the same course of education. They cation be ornamental as well as use-
have been limited in their pursuits, ful: let it extend to the liberal sciences
either to the arts of reading, writing just enumerated, and to the study of
and arithmetic, or to the study of the the best English authors ; let, in fine,
dead languages. The latter, and the about half the time be devoted to these
more favorite system, had its origin objects, which has litlli to been de-
in the monkish ages, when our law, voted to dead and useless, languages,
physic, divinity, and literature, were and the student cannot fail to be a
wholly Latin. This: language con- wiser, and more useful member of
tribute, no doubt, to the gradual de- British society, as well as a more en-
velopement of science in Europe; but 'l;Iihtcncd citizen of the world.
the studies of a monkish age, sanction .........
ed at the time both by custom and ne- r no1 s iHE NATCIHEZ CHRONICLE.
cesssity, ought not to be continued WES P FLORIDA.
after their usage and utility have A gentleman from \West Florida,
ceased. It is absolutely ridiculous informs us that a called meeting of
to whip dead languages into boys for the convention was held on the 24th
seven years together, whose business ult. at which it is presumed the new
it must be, thi ouh life, to forget them, constitution was adopted, as verbal
and who, in consequence of the glar- intelligence was received in New-Fe-
ing inutility of such learning, become liciana, that an election for senators
disgusted with literary pursuits, and and representatives was to take place
with books in general, on the 10th inst.
Happily, however, this stupifying Our informant saw a letter from a
system isbeginningto give way to ano- ember of the convention, stating
their more rational, and the time which that a letter dated Pensacola, October
was formerly devoted to the attain- 20, to a gentleman in New Orleans,
ment of Latin and Greek, is now ap- (which had been communicated to the
propriated to the liberal and useful convention) contained in substance,
sciences. A mere English education, what follows :-That governor Folch
therefore, which formerly meant no- had intended, an expedition against
thing beyond reading, writing, and Baton Rouge, for which purpose he
accounts, by being extended to objects had pressed many vessels in port, for
which unite elegance with utility, is transports, and laid a general embar-
found to send into the world young go-but on hearing the success of the
persons better qualified for its busi- Ptichfa expedition, and that the re-
ness, and possessed of greater varie- factory had taken the oath of fidelity
ty of attainments .for profit, use, and to the new government, he had aban-
amusement. The Latin and Greek doned his design and sent a dispatch
foundation-schools, which were well boat to the Havanna, for reinforce-
enough conceived in the semi-barba- ments.
rous age of Edward VI. begin, in con- As some of our.neighboring edi-
sequence, to be deserted, and they tors have expressed their ignorance of
are every wheremouldering into ruins, what led; to the revolution in West
like the monasteries from which they Florida, and as much misrepresenta-
sprung, and whose gloomy system tion is afloat, we feel it a duty we owe
they strongly resemble. our country, as well as the people of


Florida, to give a succinct account of
vhat lh:d to the r~ulIution, and what
will be ,its l,..ib:,ble issue. In d.ing
this, we shall be. guidedby facts, com-
ing within our own 'knowledge, (the
editors hav i ng been alternately in Flo-
rida, since the first movement) and
from information derived from au-
thentic sources.
Ever since the commencement of
the difficulties in which the In.ther
country has been involved, littler
no attention has been paid to Florida.
The officers have not,been paid by
the government ; and to make up these
deficit, they have fleeced the peopk-.
The great body of the population of
:-West Florida, having migrated from'
the: United-States, the govin:';:ment
did not-suit the genius of the p,.-ople.
But so desirous were they to evince
their loyalty, that so long as there was
the semblance of i 'tic,;: left, so long-
were they faithful to their legitimate
sovereign.
A regulation had been adopted by
the officers presiding over Florida,
for the adm-ission of emigrants. This
regulation operated to the exclusion.
of men of probity and fortune, whilst
the urihl. ;r c ig.l.,und1 fo.-und :. ready
asylum. Corruption in every de-
partment of the provincial govern-
ment had grown to so alarming a
height, as to be no longer tolerated.
The officer finding from the embar-
rassed condition of the mother ciOn-
try, that he could not be arraigned
before the tribunal competent to pun-
ish hhn for his mil-.. o,,lut, gave a
loose to his propensities-the Spanish
law was lost sight of, and only the
shadow of a Spanish ., v.rolmint ex-
isted. The avenues '.t'.jirice were
closed, and before a civil officer, gold
decided questions of right and wrong.
The dissolute part of the community,
who had every thing to gain and no-
thing to lose by a revolution, disco-
vered a desire to rule. A spurious
constitution was circulated tlrr.ugh
the province, and every thing li.al thr
appearance of approaching anarchy &
plunder. These movements gave
the alarm to men of character and pro-
p It\ -- it bi n iamet- -' ,ri;all rtlr.-ite
to adopt measures, to disappoint the
lawless revolutionist. .Governor De-
lassus was applied to for permission
to have an Ile,:tlon by the people, of
delegates, to meet in convention, to
deliberate on the extraordinary state
of the province, and to adopt such
measures as to them m :iht 'em rpro-
per, for promoting the prosperity of
the country. Every thing was done
in the name of Ferdinand 7th ; the
acts of the convention are before the
public, and they can judge of their
merits. Let it be remembered, that
the election and meetings of the con-
vention were sanctioned by the go-
vernor, anJd their acts submitted to,
and ratified by him, before they were
declared to have the validity of law
such was the confidence the conven-
tion reposed in governor Delassus,
that they bestowed on him the highest
appointment in their gift, (president
of their supreme court) with a salary
of three thousand dollars a year.-
When they were about to adjourn, the
convention gave the governor a splen-
did dinner, which was considered as
celebrating the union between the re-
presentative of the sovereign, and the
representative of the people.
Regulations being established to
preserve the peace and trs11qu;vifi of
the country, and to ensure a faithful
administration of justice, the conven.
tion adjourned, acknowledged their
dependence on the ancient Spanish
monarchy, and proud that their la--
bors had terminated for the present,
favorable to the public repose.
This pleasing calm was momentary
-governor Delasses, who had ap-
proved with his hand, was at heart,
an enemy to the proceedings of the con-
j vention. -As soon therefore as the










cfnv.:n- lOn adjliuriJr.d, he sct his en-
gines in motion, not uolyv to circum-
vent their proceedii;,, h,-:t to seize
and deport the embers. Reports.
were industriously circulated, that go-
vernor Folch was on his way from
Pensacola, with five hundred men, to
.reduce the province to' obedience.-
The refugees and stories from the U.
States, passed through the settlements
of Ptichfa, Tanchipaho; and Pearl ri-
ver, poisoning the minds of the peo-
Spie, and during them to arm against
the convention-several bodies of
men, to the amount of near 400, had
actually assembled-an attempt was
made to seize one of the deputies, an-
other had to leave his residence, and
all were threatened with the most
dreadful punishments. In this di-
lemma, but one course remained for
the convention; which was to declare
independence, and call upon the na-
-tions of the earth to acknowledge
tht n as a free sate. The execution
U, as prompt; as the thought-the,
fort of tBlion iouge was carried-
the toities hici refugees reduced-and
V,.. tie misled people returned to their
Shoes, and took the oath of fidelity
to tih new government.
S.Thus have we given a succinct view
of the rise and progress of the revolu-
tion in West Florida, up to the pre-
sent time, as is possible-lthe question
non i how will it terminate ? If the
wi he3s of the people are met b\ our
government we c-an readily answer-
t 'j econa::zug ini u'ij l part i/ the
ini.:O. But as we pretend to no
knoilcdgt of the policy of our cabi-
net, we will suppose that government
will not receive them. Should tich
be the case, we are fully p(,:)t.iaded.
they will establish a separate repub-
lic, (which they have the physical
paths of supporting) and become our
. :ivals in tie c otton trade. This opi-
nion is not \ision.ai --it is foundlcd
on a perfect klnoil~ I.:dge uf the extent
.\..-.. .jp.c.i, i..'i,,u u fdlie couLn-
iit, the n:atulce of the so;l, and the
character and genius of the people.
And we entiree to p ecdict, that Flo-
rida w-ill not only be able to maintain
her independence, but if driven to ex-
tremities, will become a dangerous
enemy to the United States.
Whilst on the subject we cannot
refrain from noticing ilhe publication
of Piz.irro, in the Orlhans (..izette of
the 5th ultimo. It is there as ertcd
that-' it hias been in-inultced in pri-
vLite circles in this city, and publicly
& positively asserted in Baton Rouge,
that the government of the United
States had encouraged the revolution
w-hidih has ,lately, taken place in that
country, and that they had secretly
roniiscd their aid and protection in
he tst.ibli-hlimnt of an independ-
ent govcriinmet.'" Than this asser-
tion of Pizarro. one more erroneous
was never uttered. Whatever may
have been insinuatted" in Neir Or-
leans, it never was "asserted in Baton
RougL-," or elsewhere in Florida, that
Sthe UnitirJ States had encouraged
the revolution," or secretly pro-
mised their aid and protection."
The convention and people of Flo.
rida, well knew that the executive
government would not promise, as they
could not extend their aid constitution-
ally, in the establishment of an inde
pendcnt go\vernmtnt in Florida ; and
they ever were doubtful, whether con-
gre-s wild look on their movements
with a friendly eve.

STR 4T SHEEP.
N"AME to the premises of the sub.
scriber, living in Gwynedd
.-w, ship, Montgomery county, some
time past, FOUR SHEEP-.; two we-
theis, one ewe, and one lamb. The
imer is desired to come prove pro.
",pay cliarbcs, & take them away,
t.- 8 SAAC TULP.
.4.th, 1810.


NOTICE-
IS hereby given, to the people of
Montgomery county, that they are
requested to meet on.the 24th of this
instant, at 1 o'clock P. M. at the house
of Abraham Krouse, in Perkiomen
township, for the purpose of taking
into consideration certain resolutions
agreed upon- at a meeting held at the
house of Jesse Kirk, in Horsham
township; and to. : 'pt 5ss the opinion
of the people of this meeting, whe-
ther they agree for to have the tax
upon dogs raised or not.
Dec. 12th, 1810.
For Sale,
A SMALL FARM,
C ONTAINIE.NG sixteen acres &
a half of good land, pleasantly
situated on the Ridge road near the
11 milestone, in the township of
., -%ic. ... ii s .-Ti i p,-, ei :nenti
are, d li -, : .-, -. fr..it ., barn
with sufficient l:.:;n arid a coin-
pleat barrack: there is also on the
prcm;lec., ,an appil: orchard, and a
quantity of timber.-This property
can be divided into two equal parts,
with a dwelling-house to' each. The
terms of payment will be Ihade easy,
and conditions made known, by ap-
plying to the subscriber near the Val-
ley-Forge, Chester county, or to Levi
.Pawling esq. attorney at law, Norris-
town.
MICHiAEL LYNCH.
Dee. 17th, 1810.-
To be sold at Private Sale,
A VALUABLE lot of laid, in
A Whitpain township, Montgo-
mery county, rcoil i.iini 45 acres;-
12 of which is woodland, the remain-
der arable land of a good quality.--
The improvements are, a two story
stone house, a well of excellent water
near the door, a frame barn, a good
apple orchard of grafTiri f(i.ir. Title
clear and indip -lit.ildle.-For further
particulars i:qulire i.,i thli premises
of
WILLIAM BUCK.
Nov. 26th, I810.

To be Sold at Public Fendue,
O N Wednesday the 26th of this
S inst. at one o'clock on the pre-
mises,
11 Lots f Valuable Land,
situate on the Ridge road, in the town-
ship of Roxborough, in the county of
Philadelphia, about 8 mils from the
city.
Lot No. 1, contains between 14 and
15 acres, about 10 whereof are mea-
dow, greater part watered, all as good
as any in the neighborhood ; an ex-
cellent apple orchard, of grafted fruit
in its prime ; a never.failing' well of
good water near the back door, with
a pump in it: the dwelling-house is
of stone, two stories high, with an en-
try through it, and a kitchen adjoin-
ing; a stone barn, and other buildings,
pleasantly situated on the main road,
and in a healthy neighborhood.
S Lot No. 2, contains between 6 and
7 acres,'about one whereof is good
wood, a young orchard, a well of good
water near the door : the house is
new, two stories high, and a large kit-
chen adjoining, all of stone. This
lot fronts a road leading to the back
part of the place, for the use of the
back lots.--Three lots of arable land
on the same road, from 4 to 6 acres.
Six Lots of good v.'ot'iltand, con-
tainingfrom two tosix acres.
A further description is thought
unnecessary, as no person will pur-
chase without viewing the same. Pos-
session of the wood lots may be had
the 1st day of January next-Posses..
sion of the houses will be given the
1st day of April next. Terms of sale,
which will be easy, will be made
* known, by .
CHRISTIANA RIG(ITHrr, Ex'trix.
GEORGE RIGHTER, 1'e
JOHN RIGH.T ERi., EJxecltors.
December 8th, 1810.


Pursunnt
To the last Will: .,:.! Testament of
BR r.,ord B.:',i, ..^d.
W ILI. be expoedJ io PUBLIC
SALE,onu MondJn the31st
instant, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon,
on the preniimes-A \ialu;ble Planta-
.tion or tract of LAND, situate in
Flourtown, in Springfield township,
iMoungoini ry county, about 11 miles
from the City, continimrig 120 acres, in
19 Lots.
'No. 1-Beautifulk situate on the
easterly side of the Chesnut-hill and
Springhouse trinpike road,cor.aining
between 40 and 50 acres; on which
there is a good stone dwelling-house,
with a well of water near the door, &
a pump in the same; a log. barn a
good bearing apple orchard, and, a
great variety of other:kinds of fruit
trees : there is also on the snrne, a
good proportion of excellent watered
meadow, and the remainder arable
land of a good quality.
No. 2-Siuitu:- on the aforesaid
side of tht said road, containing about
4 acrs; on which there is a good
dwelling-hrouse, with- a well of water
near the uoor ; a good bearing apple
orchard, & the remainder arable land
of the first quality.-
No. 3--A lot of woodland, situate
on the westerly side of the aforesaid
road, containing about 2 acres.
No. 4,5, &, 6-Part ar)hbl-, and
part wo,.d..ind,,of a good quality, con-
taining from 4 to 5 acres in a lot.
No. 7, 8, & 9-Are arable land of
the first quality, containing from,5 to
6 acres in alot. -
No. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,
18, & 19-Are wood lots of the first
quality, containing from 2 to 4 acres
in a lot.
Also at the same time and place
will be sold,a t n-plate stove,an eight-
day clock, a milk cow, and a variety
of lhiushold goods and kicinhn furni-
tur...-- Atr,,itn.meie i il l be given,
& thO comditilns of sale nmad, known,
by
JOHN BISBING, AND rs.
,ROBERT M'CURDY, ors
December 17,,1810.
N. B. The sale will be continued
from day to day, until the whole is
sold.
N O T I C 1'.
ALL persons indebtedl to the es-
tate of '/j.' Io!.', lst of I.ower-Pro-
vidence township, ni'-nt 'iteryv coun-
ty, dec'd. aree r queii:-.ted to make I'a)-
ment, on or bl.kl..i- the 10th day of
January next; and those having de-
mands against said estate, to forward
their accounts, properly attested, for
settlement, to
Michael -4A'. '.r',a
5ohn D..;r'D iL.'I. ., Adm'ors.
Henry.t Fox, jui. )
Dec. 12h,i 1t10..
PUiBLIC S.LE.
P URSUANT to an order of the
orphans' court, will be expn-..c
to public sale, on Saturday the 22d
day of December next, at one o'clock
P. M. on the premises, a lot or piece
of LAND, situate in Marlborough
township, Montgomery county, ad-
joining the Philadelphia and Millers-
town road, 35 miles from the former,
and 2 1-2 from Sumnytown, contain-
ing 24 acres of good land, 8 of which
are woodland well timbered ; 4 acres
of meadow, the remainder good arable
land. There are on the premises, a
log house and barn, a variety of apple,
pear and other fruit'trees : the situa-
tion is pleasant and in a good neigh-
borhood,late the estate of Henry Bos-
sert,dec. Possession can be-had on the
first day of April next.-Conditions
made known at the time of sale. Per-
sons inclining to purchase, may view
the property and receive the neces-
sary. irnform.uiion of the subscriber,
near the premises.
PHIILIP REED, Adm'or.
'November 25, 1810.


.LAVD FOR S-ALE.
P P -URj. 1UANT to an order of t1ei
S 0,o.t'; : Court of Monongomrvy
cnity, F) Public Vendue, on Satur-
day the 39th day of December next,
at the late dwelling-house of John
Buriert, of New-Hanover township,
in the county of Montgomery afore-
said, deceased, the following planta-
tions, or tracts of land, late the pro-
perty of thli sa.iil cec cd to wit:-
No. l--Containing about 140 a-
cres ; on whi..h is elected a good
d\welling-hou-e of hewed logs, rooms
on the first :;nd second floor, a kitchen
and cellir, a good large barn, part of
stone and part of wood, besides other
buildingss ;about 20 acres of watered
meadows; about 45. acres of good
wor.dla.nd. of white oak, &c. well tim-
bered, a good bearing orchard of 4 or
5 acres* the ar i.lr 'land in high cul-
ii\ ,tii!i the reittr niart tundri clover
ani.. rim i! ,. anti well fI'ne, d ; a well
of ii \.-r. f-iilnig good water nearthe
house, besides one well it the still-
house and another for the cattle.-.
Likewise water in the fields for the
cattle.
Nu.. 2-Containing about 100 a-
cres, now in tenure of'Conrad Smith;
whereon, is .-/:, teid a dwelling-house
and stabling ; )about 6 acres of mea-
dow ; about 30 acres good woodland
bie remained r '.rood for ar'-n ; an or-
chardl with 1,ri-od fence. The above
propelj.y is 67 miles from Philidel.
phia, and joins the road leading !Ioni
Reading P il:,.lJ.lhia and the Skip-
pack road.- A further description
is deemed unnecessary, as those' in-
clined to purchase will view the pre-
mises.-Indispuinble titles and pos-
session will be given on the first day
of April next, by
GEO. BU R .KERT,l &?
PEI I.R MILLER,
Nov. 26, 1.810,
*. Sale to begin at 10 o'clock,
fi't I O ,''I c"n r *

!' ; 'l.f, Pro r/y for .Y ,I'.
,- Y virtue of an order from the
t, Orphan's Court of Montgomery
county, will be exposed to Public Sale
on the premises, at the late dwelling
of Samuel Roberts, dec'd, on Thurs-
day the 27th day of Dect mbrr (inst.)
at one o'clock P.. M.---A plantation
or tract of land, ni. ta.inig 183 acres,
more or less, situate in the tovwnlhip
of Lower-Providen. e, and county of
Mo'oniomervy, within a half a mile of
the Norristc wn road, 5 miles above
Norristown, and S2 miles from Phi-
ladelphia, adjoining lands of Benija-
min Davis, Philip Shambough, and
others---The situation is pleasant .nd
healthy, eq..,lled by few in the neigh-
borhood. 'There is'on the prr:mises
a good:trone dwilringc-h...m Isc o sto-
ries high, with three rooms on a
floor; a good stone kitchen adjoin-
ing ; a good stone barn with st:ibling
underneath; a goodstone spring-house
over a never-iaiiling i-pri';n of water.
This ; pci t will:be sold altogether,
or in lots, as may best suit the pur-
chasers.
One lot of 150 acres, with the im-
provements, and a good proportion of
woodland and meadow, with two or-
cliaril of excellent fruit : the land is
of an excellent quality, and the prin-
cipal part under clover.
Lot No. 2---Containing 29 acres
and 24 perches, the gr t:.-r part there-
of woodland, without improvements.
Lot No. 3---Containing 3 acres &-
102 perches of excellent woodland.
A further description is deemed
unnecessary, as no person will pur-
chase without first viewing the pre-
mises.. Possession will be given on
the first day of April next, and the
conditions made known on the day of
sale, by
ARNOLD EIOBERTS, Admn'r.
Dec. 3dl, l'i0. -
*,* Adv.ertisbemetnts omitted shall
appear-next week,








1111tr l '---",-

Miscellaneous.

rilM THIE INDI PEND-INT WHIG.
There i no huk al.l--t tl* .5tusr."
rO.DU hALLAD.
It is rather singuclar, let what will
happen, nothing is deemeJ beneficial
or ad\ antagvrn: i L-,, Lb rIhe fId rali t:,, if
th- y have not h.,.I a hand in it. The
f.ct is, as Irng as Ihe ipeophl: see fit to
manage their own allfairs in their own
way, in )pr IIer-I':e to ab:ndoniing their
rights t.-I t -h II of i part, the fac.
tion will b-e it-L- na.lly grumbliung-and
fir what ?- e: ca: us the United States
chuse to be their own masters. No-
thing can be mIl Ce pi epoi.-erous or ab-
siir,', than their ladling principles.-
They donot attemptt to give any rea-
sons for their conduct, but will use
cv.erv exertion to impress upon the
minds of their followers, the infalli-
Lil;lt of their motives,
W\e will cite an instance of the in-
consistency of the federalists, which,..
thl.-ugh it is still fresh in the public re-
mialnbrance, will nut fail to establish
the position of their fallacy: W'e al-
lude to the Louisiana purchase. Un-.
der a federal administration, this tract
of territory vws said to be worth
" thirty millions of dollars, and fifty
thousand lives '" Rather than not ob-
tain it, the party would have plunged
the country into all the horrors of war.
They extolled it to the skies-it was
a paradise-the Eden of America-
and cost what it would,must be added
to our territory. Nothing, however,
to effect the desired purpose was done.
The federal administration passed
away, and with it all their mighty
plans. .iMr. Jefferson, shortly after
he was elected to the presidency, suc-
ceeded in making the purchase for
fifteen millions of dollars : the friends
of our country were satisfied, and
looked upon it as an important ac-
quisition. But ishat said the federal
party ? W. hat was the langLane of
those who had sic recently declared it
to be worth such an immense price ?
They raved like madmen : the once
fertile soil of Louiliana was convert-
ed into a dreary wilderness abounding
with swamps and marshe s-it was no
longer an Eden, blooming like the
.pring-but a brlingl' desert, placed
in the very centre of the torrid Zone.
.And all this 'wonderful transformation
was brought about by the federal inagi
who officiated as high-priests at lihr
altar of falshood and deception, b1e-
cause it was obtained under a repub-
lican administration, at half the-price
stated by the torics, and without the
loss of blood, in the yay of peac-eable
inc-ociatlorn Such is the consistency
of a party wiho have been the bane of
our republic, and who have constantly
kept up the discordant % ell of faction,
ailing at e\ ery thing attached to tile
rname of lilbert.
We are sick of these pretenders to
patriotism-their folly is disgusting.
They may talk as long and as often
:'s they pleas-, ,of their regard for na-
tional interests, but the people will
not become the dupes of fools or hy-
pocrites. Let them go on in their
career of madness, they cannot render
themselves more contemptible than
theV\ already are, for let things go as
they will, right or wrong, while they
are excluded from power, their cry



OLD SARUlM.
The following history of the bo-
rough, of old Sarum, is extracted
from the journal of travels lately pub-
lished by Mr. Silliman of Connecticut.
Americans see in this authentic article
an instance of the purity of that stupen-
dous fabric the British constitution,
which bestows on a place, whose ex-
istenice is only to be traced in a ruined
castle, the privilege of the legislature,
while it denies the privilege of one to


two of the rolst indistr'ous cities in
the kingdom, Manchester and Bir-
mingham, containing population of
200,i01) souls. Old Sarum is a spe-
cimen of those numerous sources of
corruption in Great Britain, emphat-
ii allyidenominated rotten boroughs"
-the representatives from which comn-
pre a ni:,joiity of the hli o use of cotm-
mons ; a iih~rl of venal wretches sho
sell their cinscl nces to the mr nister,
and like abject spaniels follow his Icad,
if that should be to the destruction of
their coCiitr' .
'' Th'ie i,,tor- of Old Sarum is,
briefly, tlis. Jus,t by the river there
is a spacious and lofty hill, which from
the remotest antiquity, was occupied
as a military station, and fortified
with a strong castle. All the nobles
of the realm were summoned to this
place, in the reign of the conqueror,
to swear f-elty to him. The town
and cathedral were included within
the limits of the fortili';ations,by which
means the clergy anclpeople were con-
tinually subjected to the oppressions
of the military, and thty suffered from
the want of water also, for which rea-
sons, about six hundred years ago,
they obtained leave from the Pope,,
to remove and build New Sarum or
Salisbury, with the cathedral which
is now there.
From that time Old Sarum de-
clined, and that w'iich was anciently,
one of the most splendid and impor.
rant places in the kingdom, is now a
ruin. The remains of the castle and
ramparts are still to be seen, and they
are so conspicuous anrl commanding
that they struck me with wonder at a
considerable distance, and before I
knew what they were. Of the town
of: Old Sarum, not a single .o''e i-
heft; still the place retains some of its
most important privileges, andalt/: rug/l
no hminan being inhabits there, it .sen,'l
two member to parliament. It is said,
that not long ago, the right of election
was ve-ted in a single person ; niow,
I am told, it resides in seven. T'he
election is held in a booth erected
for the occasion, beneath a particular
tree, % which was pointed out to me by
some people whom I saw in the held.
Old Sarum lives only in history and.
sends two members to parliament, but
Manchester and Birmingham send
none! watch nran.

e.w Art of Tanning--The Lyco-
nium new art of tanning, lately disco-
vered hb J. G. Wood, and Benjamin
'ood, of Vermont, the sole inventors
of the same, forwhich they have ob-
tained letters patent from the United
States, embrace the following advan.
tages, to wit :
Calf skins tanned in 48 hours.
Upper leather in 4 days
Sole leather in 20 days
after the same is fit for the bark ; :nd
will make better leather, with half he
cost that is required to tan in the old
way. [Washingtonian.
........ ,
CHA.RLLST.9ON, 12.
His honor the intendant received
this morning, a cheque, from the trca.
st!ry department of the United States,
on the Branch bank in this city, for
four thousand four l:.!" .'Ji
six dollars and eighty two centi, being
the amount of general Wade Hamp-
ton's pay and emoluments, since he
has been: in the service of the United
States ; ,which that gentleman had li-
berally relinquished in behalf of the
sufferers by the late calamitous fire.

GOSHEN, (N. Y.) Nov. 20.
The late storm-From every quar-
ter we hear of the disastrous, conse-
quences of the late storm, bridges
broken down, mills, milldams, &c. S&c
swept away and dashed to pieces.-
We understand that Pierson's Iron
works and mills at Ramspough, in
Rockland county, have sustained da-
niages which cannot be repaired much


short of S 40,000, the gilt mlli \%as
rased from the foundation and car-
ried to a bridge, at some distance,
where it dashed to pieces, and de-
stroyed the bridge-two men were in
the mill when it fiist began to movee,
but were fortunately got out without
injury -this affair happened in the
night. The works of Messrs. Pe'-
mele & Co. of Monroe, in this county,
have suisained immense dant:maes.-
In the neighborhood of this village,
the fresh was so great, that small
craft might hase sailed for miles,
without meeting any obstructions -ave
fences.
BOSTON, NTo~. 24.
ZERAH COLBURN.-This ex-
trac.idinarv lad has arrived in Boston
from Vermont, for the gratification of
the learned and curious in this place.
He was only 6 years of age on the
first of September last, is ignorant of
written figures and school rules, yet
answers correctly, difficult arithmeti-
cal questions,in many casesinslantane-,-
cus.i and always with an astonishing
promptnesi. lie seems to ha'e an
intluitive .rt'nwli.;, cf the result ofa
combination of sums.. All who have
seen him in Boston are amazed at his
faculty. He may be seen at the ex-
change coffee-house every day next
week from 2 to 5 P. M. Forcnoons
will be devoted to visiting families
that may send invitations.
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LEHi':! COAL.
'A coal mine was discovered some
time ago, by Coln. Jacob Weiss, near
the Lehigh river, aboUt thitty tfive
mil-:s from this borough. ..About ten
days since, Mr. Jacob Weiss, junr.
brought between 60 and 70 bushels
down the Lehigh, in a boat, to this
place. Mr. Gulick, who keeps the
Easton Hotel, immediately purchased
the coal, and had a grate fixed in one
of his rooms in order to try it. It has
been found to answer extremely well,
and is perfectly free from that disa-
greeable smell and smoke, which the
imported or Virginia coal is subject
to. It appears to be a vein of the coal
discovered near Wilkesbarre, and
which has been burnt at Mr. Slayvma-
ker's in Lancaster, the last two or three
years. By the New York papers we
find that coal has been transported
from Wilkesbarrc, down the Susque-'
hanna, in arks to Havre de Grace,
from which place it was shipped to
New York; and has been tried in the
cit\ hotel of that city, and found to
answer much better than was expect-
ed. Indeed the, New York papers
speak of it as far superior to the Li-
%erpoolcoal. Although we hive a-
buridance of coal near the Lehigh, in
this county, we cannot ":rocure a sup.
ply unless the river rises. How ne-
cessary therefore is it that the legis-
lature of our state should applojpriate
a sum of money to dcear the naviga-
tion of the Lehigh. If the Lehigh
was navigable during the summer
mniuirhs, the citii.:ni of Philadelphia
could obtain thi-, coal for about 31
cents per bushel.. [Nortihanm, Far.

Sir William B. being at a parish
meeting made some proposall, which
were objectted to by a farmer. High-
ly enraged, Sir,' says he to to the
farmer,' do you know, sir,that I have
been to the two Universities, and at
colleges in each university ?' Well,.
sir,' said the farmer, what of that?
I had a calf that sucked two cows,
and the more he sucked, the greater
call he grew.'
As an Irishmant was walking thro'
the street the other day, when the
walks were covered with ice, his feet
slipped, and falling, he struck his head
with. violence on the p.nenemcnt.-
Poor Paddy gathering hiinself up
slowly, and making a rueful face at
the place where he fell-" Arrah, ho-
ney," says.he, but you'll swEAT r f
this ./,f, spring."


Straved, or Stolen,
S~ N thenight of the 12th
'u tilt. from the house of
\Wm. lI'Gonegil, in Nor-
riton towv.niship, Montgomery county,
a BA '1 HOR.SEL, fie years old, about
1-4 hards high, bobltail, has a scar on
his flank, near side. Any person Mho
will deliver said horse to William
M'CG'negil afi.resaid, or give infor-
mation, so th:it he may be cot gain
shall r ceive TE DOILAR.5 RE-
WARD, and all reasonable charges,
on application to the sub.criber.
JOHN ROBERTS.
,..'.-..;.:,, Dec. t l lu.

To be -ld at Private Sale,
A VALUABLE PLANT AT IO N,
ITUATE in the township of tUp-
per-Merrion, Montgomery coun-
ty, on the river Schuvlkill, opposite
to NoPristown, c.ntamnir g about sixty
acres- cf P;P'IiE LANDi). There is
erected on said pr-tmises a handsome
convenient three'story stone d %vellinmg
house, stone barn, stone milk house.
all n .irly nc-w, together iith other
out-buildings ; a well of ex. -llent wa-
ter near the door-there is on said.
phlce, about 1- acres ol woodland, a-
bout 6 acres of meadorv, the remain-
der arable land, conveniently divided
into small fields, moatl) under timo-
thy and clover, and under good fence
-there is also on said premises two
go'id, bearing apple orchard--the a-
bove place is on a high situation, and
would make a handsome country seat.
'--Any person wishing to view the
"prini es, \ill apply to the subscriber
living thereon.
ROBERT JONES.
Ue/-r.- Merrion, .D,.c. 10, 1 810.

FOR PRIVATE SALE,
THE BUCK TA IERN.
THAT noted tayern, sign of the
B'-'., and two lotsof ground, in Nor-
ristown, lying on the road pleading.
from Chester county to Backs county,
and Coryell's Ferry, and the neafe t.
to the court-house of any in the town ;
a large stone house two stories high,
very commodious to entertain people :
good stable and shed ; a pump of ex-
cellent water near the door; an.ex-
cellent garden, &c. For further par-
ticulars apply to the substr;ber living
thereon.
BENJAMIN RAMBO.
Dec. 4th, 1810.
N. B. If the above property should
not be sold before the Ist of January
next, it will berented.


STRA4}'J HORSE,

AMIE to the stable of the sub-
scriber, in Plymouth tiwnsh'p..
on Wednesday night last, a sall dark
hay horse, supposed to be five years-
old--The owner is desired to come,
prove his property, pay charges, and
takc him away.
DANIEL DEAL.
Novemb.-.r 3d, 1810.

To be sold at Private Sale,
T HAT well-known TAVERN ,
stand, together with seventeen
and a half acres of land, more or less,
Sof first-iate quality, lying and being
in the town of Evansburg, Montgo.
mery county.-The t- ern-tiou-e is
largee and( omniodious, as also all the
principal buildings on the premises,
The situation is so well known, that
the subscriber deems it unnecessary
to particularize any fI'lither.- Anv
person disposed to purchase, ma on.
application to the subscriber, know
the terms.
IL-LLIA.1- T'.EPER.
,. a, b, rv, l it -: '. ":jli.
For sale at thi- Office,*
Barren-Hil Loll.. r' Tickets.
S: i' r S5 LACH.