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NO. 1209.

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From the American Traveller.
On the Death of H. A*******.
A mother is kneeling in speechless wo,
With a grief too deep for her tears to flow;
Her heart in its anguish throbs wild and high,
There's a fire in her brain and a fire in her eye.
She kneels by the conch of her fair young son,
Her loveliest, her brighest, her dearest one:
He sleeps full sound, and -he breathes no breath,
And his pale high brow is marked by death.
The soft lash rests on the pallid cheek,
Where the rose's hue ye may vainly seek,
nd the eye, with its soul enlightened light,
Is forever quenched in an endless night.
From his lip has faded the ruby glow,
And left it as cold and as white as snow;
And the handsthat were lifted to heaven in prayer,
Are as chill as the dew on the midnight air.
Was it for this that his mother wept
By his couch of pain, while others slept '
Was it for this she had reared her son,
Her joyous, her bright, her glorious one' I
Was it for that she had guarded her flower
From the wind,and the dew,andthe sudden shower
Was it for this he had been for aye,
Her thought by night, and her care by day t
Was it for this her pulses beat,
When she heard the sound of his dancing feet I
Was it for this she grew pale and weak,
When she press'd her soft lip to his fair smooth
cheek I
Shall she never again behold his face '
Shall she clasp him no more in a sweet embrace' I
Shall his form return to the silent dust,
And the earth's cold bosom '1 alas! it must.
His form must return, but,-thanks be to God I
His spirit is not for the earth's dull clod:
His spirit has soared in its onward flight,
To the realms of glory, and life, and light.
The Father has taken his child so fair,
Ere his life has been dimmed by trouble or care:
He has called him away with Him to dwell,
Where the deep blight of sorrow never fell.
Weep then, young mother! thy tears may flow,
Though brief is thy parting, yet bitter thy wo-
Few and short thy years will fleet by,
And thou wilt be called to thy home on high:
There shalt thou meet thy angel son,
Standing before his Father's throne:
Stainless and pure, and divinely fair,
He shall be first to welcome thee there.

"Bring me hither, hither, Boy I"
Bring me hither, hither, boy,
Bring me here my light guitar-
'Tis the midnight hour, my boy I
And our feet must wander far
Who that loves would sleep, when high
Burns each bright and perfect star 1
Hither hasten, then, my boy,
Bring me here my light guitar !
Though by day, I may not speak
All the passion in my breast,
And my words are few and week,
And my flame is unconfessed ;
Yet, by night, a spirit high
Prompts my feet to wander far,
And a bolder speech I try,
Echoed by the light guitar.
Through is soft and silver tone,
I would tell her all I feel-
To her heedle's ear alone,
Would I have its music steal.
With a voice no longer coy,
I will sing Love's brightest star-
Bring me hither, then, my boy,
Bring me here my light guitar I
Description of a Hoosier's House.
One side was hung with divers garments,
The other spread with skhins of varmints;
Dried pumpkins orer head were strung,
Where venison hams in plenty hung;
Two rifles placed above the floor,
Three dog, are stretch'd upon the floor;
Where h;.ll a dozen Uoi0oeoon-,
With inmu-h and milk, thI cup and spoons,
While head,,bate feet, and dirty faces,
Seem much Inclined to keep their places;
In short, the domicile is rife
With speimens of a Hoosier's life.
Extract from Mr. Duncan's Speech.
Sir-Dfiring a part of my remarks on the broad
seal of New'Jersey, and the tanatic attachment ol
the letmned of this House to it, a gentleman who
sat in the gallery, made notes of what I said; he
turned a portion of those remarks into rhyme, and
presented it to me. Here it is. To the end that
some future use might be made of it, I was desir-
ous to prefix a tune to which it might be sung.-
Finding ini.own pogticaland musical abilities in-
sutlicient, (for I bave no poetical talent, nor have I
any turn for mushi, save that I sometimesdraw the
horse's tail across the' catgut, and squeak out a
little music for my own amusement, not for any
other person's,) I applied to my little son Thomas,
(a boy ten years old,)who is a musician, and I fear
has a talent for poetry, (I fear so, for I have seldom
known a native musician and poet that was good
)ur any thing else) to assist me. He took hold of
ihe paper, and counting the syllables of the first
two lines of the verse, instantly applied the
When England's Third George madly ruled o'er
the land,
A thief stole his seal from the Chancellor's hand;
And quibblers in crimson, and vicars in lawn,
Asked, who was the King, when the broad seal
was gone'
And some were to simile-ay, passing belief-
As to say that the sovereignty lodged with the thief;
That George was a sovereign-de jure-alone,
While the thief with the seal was, de f..cto,-&'e
But, excepting this time, since the days of King
When he threw the great seal ib'the midst of the
No child e'er conceived tho' his sire was an ass,
That sovereignty lived in a circle of brass; "-
That Liberit nestled in lumps of red wax,
Affixed to dead leather from bellaether'sbacks,

Till Penninglon's eal,wiith t,- plough and il-tlteer,
Was shown as the pre-ence of sovereignty here,
Yes, yes: it was lot for the wise of our time,
To second an error sogiand and sublime.
True, Essex the Earl, in Elizabeth's tipue,
Ooumnterfeiied the seal of his sovereign for crime,
And many a broad belted Earldom he gained,
An! witlh the strong hand tof a nohle retained;
But at lanL Gaffer Time, Lhat old Marplot, revealed
WVhat E,.ex so long from the naiun concealed;
..And back to the on ers, ihe land& were returned,
,,Vfle the records were crossed, and the title deeds
"' burned.
^. -
The 4eal of New Jersey, tho' good in its way,
-. not half w ancient as many Iots say.
When a province,and during ihe Third George's

A story her Governor long did r.m'- ;
SBut findingt.. at last, revolution war. birewina,
And leading the quidiahey designed fr Iris chewing.
-le cleared, Wuith the seal itA hi- p.-icet-oh,fie!
And left its anLiquiity-all in my ej e.
Illustrious seal! heu art bigger, by half,
Than the head of a cat or the foot of a calf.
An ox could niot erit tihee over, 'lis plain,
Milhon's devil, to do li, 'oulH labor in vain.
lie covered ten acres with only one root,
3 But you covered Millville and Amboy to boot.
vYes, Millville and Amboy, and sorrowful fate,
',You palsied the popular will of a State.

But softly, my muse, thou art fast in thy zeal;
The lovers of freedom have palsied the seal.
Yes! spite of thy mighty defenders-Oh!I brass
Impressed in red wax on the skin of an ass-
Thou art left for thy own sovereign people to scorn,
Though lovely art thou with thy field of ripe corn;
Thy ox and thy husbandman blush to be shown,
Declaring a fact which the people wont own;
Thy presence is evidence, only, that men
Can do with thy face what they do with a pen,
That is, they can use thee to solemnize frauds,
As wedding rings often are given to bawds;
But simpletons only will swallow for truth,
What apes would reject in the days of their youth.

Once, gentlemen, only, wore ruffles and boots,
And lovelocks and dickeys, and superfine suits;
And ladies, alone, in tight corsets were seen,
In dancing saloons, or in walks on the green;
And members of Congress, alone, were revealed,
By writing on parchment, by Governor's sealed
But now many loafers in boots walk the street,
And women-not ladies-in corsets we meet;
And men claiming seats in the halls of the land,
With sovereignty waxed in the gripe of the hand,
Whose rights to the same scarcely equalled the
Who furnished them parchment and wool fortheir
But reason looks down from her mountain top
And passing the boots, takes the decent alone;
And throwing the corsets and signets behind,
Takes ladies for ladies, and members in kind.
Then hey for the age, when the mark of a dolt,
Though broad as an ox, or as small as a colt,
Is passed by the free, for the facts of the case,
And parchment and wax to the people give place.
There are, that when they wet their pens,
Must still turn prophesiers,
While fact and date, both obstinate,
Turn up to prove them liars.
For our own land, this croaking band
Much evil has been brewing,
But it is sure, to thrive the more,
When such predict its ruin.-Kniekerbocker.
A Down-East Beauty.
Her hair is of a rich dark brown,
Cerulean is her eye,
Her cheek is soft as cygnet's down,
Her lips like-pumpkin pie!

Curious Costume at Beyroot.
The usual dress here is a long robe, not much
unlike a woman's gown. It is fastened about the
waist with a girdle. This is a long, large piece,
often as large, and even much larger, than a sheet,
but of a fine 'extnre-usually of the shawl kind.
They wrap this round them four or five times
forming a band from four inches to a foot wide, as
the taste of each may be, then give such a fasten-
ing to the end, as each may choose. It is odd, and
to us laughable to see them putting them on. I
have seen them fasten the end of their long girdle
to a door, post, or table-adjust its folds-regulate
its width-put one end to theirbody, and turn round
until theyhave wrapped it all to their liking.-
Yea, I have seen them do it on the road. *
The part of the dress above the girdle having an
opening, issued forstowing away all sorts of things
-handkerchiefs, when they have any-bread,
fruit, &c., nothing comes amiss-they put it into
the bosom. As the receptacle goes all around the
body, it is equal to three orfour of those great pock-
ets our great-grandmothers used to wear.
Letters on Palestine.
ALGIERs.-This African city is brought into
notice at the present time, and a few words respect-
ing it will not come amiss. It is in about the
same latitude with Norfolk, Va., and in about the
same longitude with Paris. It lies on a beautiful
bay which is about fifteen miles in circuit, and
where there is fine anchorage. The ground on
which the city stands, rises from the shore with a
pretty sudden ascent. The wall which surrounds
Algiers is thirty feet high, and twelve thick, and
about a mile anda half in circuit. Cannon areso
planted as to render the approach of a hostile ship
very difficult. The houses are of brick or stone,
with flat roofs; and the city is so closely built that
one may pass from one part of it to another on the
tops of the buildings. The French bombarded
and took Algiers on the 5th of July, 1830. It has
and a den of pirates. Many a time have these
out-laws suffered severe chastisement, and brought
to terms, as they were by our Decatur; butthey seem
not to brook restraint, and France will find it hard
to keep them quiet.
THE SPONOe FISHERY.-When at the Island of
Rhodes, I went to the sponge fishery, which is cu-
rious and interesting. It is a laborious and dan-
gerous employment, but so lucrative, that five or
six successful days afford those engaged in it the
means of support for an entire year. The sponge
is attached to rocks at the bottom of the sea, serv-
ing as a retreat to myriads of small crustaceous
animals, which occupy its cavities. The fisher-
men dive for it to the depth of even a hundred
feet, and sometimes continue for five or six min-
utes under the water, unless the quantity of sponge
they may have collected becomes inconvenient or
unmanageable, when they are haulded to the sur-
face by the crew of the boat to which they belong.
The divers occasionally fall victims to sharks
that attack them under water. The sponge is pre-
pared for the market by being pressed to dislodge
the animalcule it contains, and afterwards washed
in lie to deprive it of muceilaginous matter.
Mars Marmont.
CANDnoR.-The venerable Doctor Hurd, Bishop
of Worcester, being in the habit of preaching fre-
quently, had observed a poor man-remarkably
attentive and made him some little presents. After
a while, he missed his humble auditor, and meet-
ing him, said: "John, how is it that I do not see
you in the aisle, as usual John, with some hes-
itation, replied, "My Lord, 1 hope you will not be
offended, and I will tell you the plain truth. I
went the other day to hear the Methodists, and I
understood their plain words so much better, that
I have attended them ever since." The Bishop
put his hand into his pocket, and gave him a guin-
ea, with words to this effect: "God bless you! go
where you can receive the greatest profit to your

A WAR WALTZ.-A waltz, which the Santa
Feans are very fond of, and which they are said to
perform with great spirit, represents a battle. The
party on the floor separates into two divisions, to
the opposite sides of the ball room, and, after sing-
ing a few words of defiance, they all-male and
female-clap their hands, stamp the ground, and
whirl off toward, round, and past each other, ac-
companying the music-a violin and guitar-with
short yells and other sounds vividly descriptive of
a deadly contention. The effect is described as
exceedingly exciting and delightful.
Boston Transcript.
intended as a companion to the Liverpool, the prop-
erty of the Trans~atlantic Steam Ship Coirparn,
is nearly ready for launching. She will, it is ex-
pected, take her place in the line to New York, on
the 29th of April.--Eve. Post.
SiaEiTIES Op SAMUEL SwAa'rwouT.-Among the
petitions presented in the U. S. Senate, on Friday
morning, was one from the sureties of the late
Collector of this port, Samuel Swartweut, asking
the passage of an Act to compromise the claims of
the United States against tbem.--N. Y. Eve. Post.

DEAFNvss.-Every one has seen "Dummy Al-
1--n," Forrest's right hand man. The Cincinnati
News says the following conversation occurred in

that city:
"Mr. Alled, is it convenient to pay the ten
dollars that you borrowed of me, some years
since V"
STo which be replied, "Oh, yes! the boy played
very well last night, considering he was so badly
Mr. Allen, I am not talking of the theatre; I
want the len dollars you have owed me so long."
'"I think iltat he will perform much better to-
morrow night-there is a better cast of the piece
that he appears in."
"Mr. Allen, will you take something to drink I"
"Much obliged to -you, sir, I things I will, just
from, and I'm quile thirsty."

OaReooN MISSION FAMILY.- We hitae betfan
mentioned the arrival at Rio Janeiro of the ship
Laus Captain Spaulding, on her a* ,iht
Slawffn wIslands and the C.'iumnbia Rir?-H
ship arrived'at Rio on the 9th of December, antl
remained until the 14th, when she again departed
for her destined and far distant port. From leier.
before us se are happy to learn thatihe entire
mission family enjoyed excellent health dur irng the
voyage to Rio, and we learn from a correspondent
at Rio, that they departed in fine spirits from that
place, on the day above named. They speak in
high terms of comrnendaiin t.f Captain Spauld-
ing and his officers, and of the excellent pr.ivisiop
made by the owner-, the M rs. Farnham,uf this
city, for their comfort, &c during.,solong a roy-
Sge.-Ceim. AO.


rison," which the federalists are now circulating
through the Stale:
"It cawnever be froottern that General Harrison
refusedtos(rve nill the .nr.rof ihewar. Hethrew
up his commission, and retired from all danger
in the hour of hi, tourtrv's ntmo-t need. The
illustrious Jackson gained all his laurels, after
Harrison had leti the 'ervlce. ThIe rrsignaiiar.n
of or', nrid the app,.iniment ol ihe other, was con-
tained in the same order. It was iu,.1l by Presi-
deBi Ma.dihon,in the nmidstiof the war,andreadas
follows: .
"And rew J3 itson, of Tennessee, is appointed a
Majri General, in the place of Win. H. Harrison,
-of Ohio re-igned." : I
This short paragraph,-'from the peni of Presi-
dent Madi-on. i the .everet comment that could
-h made Uuin tle miliiarv er, i,:e- of the pMn
federal Findi.iatifor the Pirsiden' v." '
The notl iious Si. phen Bur row;, 5o well known
for his anious rogueries in early life, for his
counterfeit prea, hing, as uwell as his counterfeit
money, died recently at Three Rivet4, Lower
Canada, at the probable ase ,f about eighty. Bur-
rows had been in numerous prisons for various
crimes, and made many surprising escapes from
them-and finally took up the business of being a
repectableman! in the latter part of his life. He
was the son of a very worthy clergyman of Cov-
entry, Ct.-N. Y. Garate.

From the N. Y. Journal of Commerce, Feb. 15.
The Blood Hounds.
It appears from statements made in the U. S.
Senate on Tuesday, by Messrs. Buchanan and
Benton, that the blood-hounds, about which so
much has been said, were imported into Florida
without the agency or knowledge of the general
government. This being the case, it may fairly be
questioned whether the addition of blood-hounds
to the means of warfare hitherto in use in Florida,
is any thing very dreadful, after all. We do not
say that we would recommend it; but we are in-
clined to believe said dogs would do but little
mischief, as the Indians would readily pick them
off with their rifles, or if preferred, couldsettheir
own dogs (of which they usually have a plenty,)
upon the hounds, and so have a regular dog fight,
as a prelude to the man fight. If however, by any
chance, the Indians should be as much frightened
by the idea of blood-hounds, as the Maroons of
Jamaica were, and so give up the contest without
further resistance, it might be better both for them
and others. Some of the leading facts in relation
to the Maroon warfare are thus stated by a corres-
CuBA BLOOD HOUNDS.-The following account
from "Edwards' West Indies," shows that the em-
ployment of these animals to hunt men, is not now
done for the first time.
"When the English captured Jamaica from the
Spaniards in 1655, in the time of Oliver Crom-
well, the Spanish negroes called Maroons took
refuge in the mountains,-from whence, for more
than 80 years, they kept up a destructive war upon
the English. At length in 1737, Government estab-
lished several fortified po-ts iu the mountains, and
each post was furnished with a pack of dogs-fu7-
nished by the Church-wardens oj eachparish. From
this pursuit the negroes could no longer escape-
and the next year Government made a formal
treaty with them and allotted them lands for their
In 1795, another Maroon Warbroke out, and the
inhabitants anticipated all the horrors ol St. Do-
mingo; but the timely arrival of troops kept the
Maroons in check, until in September the Assem-
bly sent over to Cuba for 100 dogs. On their arri-
val in December, such accounts were spread of
them, as made a most unexpected impression on
the Maroons,-who in great humiliation sued for
peace,-and the same month they made a treaty,
agreeing to live in such part of the Island as should
be prescribed to them. In 1796, about 600 of them
were sent to Halifax; lands were purchased for
them in Nova Scotia, and they were all comforta-
bly settled at the expense of .25,000 voted by the
Mr. Edwards remarks,-"It is pleasing to add,
that not a drop of blood was spilt after the dogs
arrived in the Island." He says of them "that they
are not in general larger than the Shepherd's dogs
in Great Britain-that they were equal to the
Mastiff in bulk-to the Bull-dog in courage,-to
the Blood-hound in scent-and to the Grey-hound
in agility."

Resumption In Pennsylvania.
Speaking of the condition of the Pennsylvania
Banks, the N. Y. Journal of Commerce, of Tues-
day last, holds the following language. It is rare-
ly that we find an opposition press speak with so
much candor:
"As to the time for resumption in Pennsylvania,
it seems to us of little moment whether the mid-
dle of February or the first of May be fixed upon.
If the Banks think it will be a great accommoda-
tion to be allowed seventy-five days more, we
would that they should have it. But they will
find themselves mistaken. If they had refused to
suspend, and so had cast out the U. S. Bank bills
as trash, they would have done the only safe thing.
Now the case is changed, but the same remedy is
their only hope. It is more difficult to apply it,
but it must be applied, or they must all agree to a
general bankruptcy. We trust that whatever may
break or stand, the Legislature of Pennsylvania
will fix on an early day for resumption, and wind
up every Bank which does not comply. The mon-
strous errors in morals and finance which have
been taught for eight years past by the U. S. Bank,
cannot be destroyed but with great suffering. Yet
they must be destroyed. The notion that endless
borrowing will do instead of paying, and endless
expansion instead of economy, must and will be
cured. Resistless necessity will teach men that
debt, and that if they will not take this course,
bankruptcy is their certain end. Farther delay
will do no good. It is not more crops which are
wanted, but a return to sound principles. There
was no good reason for the second suspension,
(except on the part of the U. S. Bank,) and there
is no good reason for its continuance."

From the N. Y. Evening Post.
From Mexico.
By files of papers received from Mexico, per
bark Ann Eliza, we extract the following:
The special committee on Texan affairs, re-
ported on the subject, and the report was read the
first time on the 17th ult.
"All those, who by acts, speech, or by writing
foment, oraid the views of "dominacion" or sepa-
ration of the Territory of the Republic, in favor
of any foreign power, or of the adventurers of
Texas, are traitors to the Country.
It is remarkable that Bustamente does not even
express a wish that the important treaty made
with this country, should be ratified, and that lihe
speaks of the arrival of Mr. Ellis, as a recent
event, although he had been at Mexico for months.
This does not look like a speedy settlement of our
difficulties with Mexico.'
By the internal regulations of the government
our domestic manufactures of cotton goods have
been excluded from Mexico, and the 15 percent.
additional duty on all goods has paralized every
thing in the shape of commerce.
The system of forced contributions was still per.
sisted in by the government.

Latest from Buenos Ayres and Monte Video.
By the Dromo, at Boston, we have Buenos Ayres
papers to Dec. 14th, and a letter from Monte Vi-
deo of the 20th.
The House of Rep's. had passed a decree de-
claring the leaders of the insurrection in the south-
ern part of the Province, to be outlaws, and prom-
ising, "after the termination of the present glorious
war of liberty," to reward the officers and soldiers
and civil employees in the "infected district," who
remained faithful to the government, with dona-
tions of land.
Two actions took place on the 23d and 29th No-
vember, between detachments of the hostile armies
in the Provinc of Corrientes, in both of which the
troops of Guy. Lopez were victorious.
N. Y. Jour. of Coin. Feb. 18.
From Texas.
Through the politeness of Captain Wright of
the steam packet New York, which arrived yes-
terday in 32 hours from Galveston, we are in pos-
sission of papers of that city of the 3d inst. They
contain little of interest. Letters received from
Mexico, make mention of an expedition being fit-
ted out, destined for Texas, to be headed by Busta-
mente. The object of the expedition is, no doubt,
to protect Matamoras from the assault of the Fed-
eralists. Both Houses of Congress have voted for
the adoption of the Common Law of England, as
the basis of the system of jurisprndence to be rear-
ed in Texas. A British sloop of war had appear-
ed offVelasco, supposed to be the bearer of de-
spatches from the British government.
The papers announce the election of Gen. Felix
Houston as Major General of Texas. The state
of business and trade in Texas remained without
alteration since previous advices.--A. 0. Bulletin.
g -The following short paragraph ought to be
inserted as an appendix to the "Life of Gen. Har-

The editor of the Porl.,nd T.ran-cripl punhli-h-
es a poem commencing i.lti ti;c lillowing paithet.-
ic stanza, and touching remarks, "We have read
some little poetry in our day, and have been vari-
ously affected by it, but our leelitigs% ere never so
wrought upon as in reading ile tuilw'witg lines:"
When the cold i.-o'rm h.:-o about i our door,
And youby li;ghlct tlale,,
Sit covily by evening tape.rj -
Enjoyinglhe !ast paper-4
SJust think of hlir. wh'o.e wtkl thuS helps
To wear awty the A irnier,
And put this query to yuursell-
Have I paid up ilie ParNT.a !

SnarFI O DANDISP.-The following is from a
rrep. n made by theCommittee on Sheep by the
Worcesler (Mass.) Cattle show: "A sheepshould
be judged of like a dandy, by the fineness of his
coat. We beg pardon of the sheep for the com-
parison-but it is so apt I In both cases, the
coat ik the muot inip.rtanit part of the animal.-
* chaa ic a .4heepgood for without a fleece, and what
is a dandy good for aithour a coat "
SAn indolent youth being asked why he was so
shamefully fond of his pillow, to the manifest in-
jury of hi repuipmatiun, replied, "I am engaged eve-
y "morning in hearing counsel: Indu.,try ahd
health advis4 me to rise-Sloth and Idleness to lie
sill, and they give their reason@ at large, pro and
con. It is my part to be strictly impartial, and to
hear with patience what is said on both ,ite.; and
by thetiie thecas-e is fairly argued,dinner is gen-
erally on the table!"

1From the N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
BmiP.':tri:, Cl., Feb 14.
On Thursday, a celhraliii of ihe completion
of ourRail Road c'mm"nc'd Atoui 40 lperson4
wett up to New Milford. On Friday, the company
returned to this city, and a dinner was provided at
thfie Sterling Hotel. On the arrival of the cars,
the brakeman mistook his duty, and allowed the
cars, 12 or 14 in number, to run full speed directly
off the end of the track. A quantity of rubbish,
and a great pile of steam-boat wood,brought them
up, with a sad concussion. Several of the cars
were smashed. One brakeman had his thigh bro-
ken, another was injured very badly. Mr. Peck,
of Newtown, had his thigh broken, and one finger
cut off. Mr. Kellogg, of Canaan, had a thigh,
arm, and wrist broken. Several others were
more or less injured. Eight doctors were in
attendance, who were occupied four hours in
doing up the wounds. The wounded men are
none of them considered dangerously hurt. The
disaster, of course, destroyed the hilarity of the
SCHEME UNMASKED !-In the Senate, on Monday
last, Mr. Crittenden, of Ky., offered a set of reso-
lutions, declaring that Government should assume
the debts of the several States, by dividing among
them the public lands! Was ever a baser scheme
devised by political knavery1 Will the people of
Connecticut tolerate such a thing, orsupport a party
that advocates it' Wethinknot. Weareready to
go into the election, on this ground, and see whether
the farmers of this State are ready to be taxed to
help out those States that have made themselves
bankrupt by their crazy schemes of internal im-
The Charleston Mercury contains the following
extract of a letter dated
PERRY COUNTY, (Ala.) Jan. 11, 1840.
"The nomination of General Harrison is re-
ceived here with almost general disapprobation,
both Whigs and Democrats uniting in condemn-
ing it."
The Mercury adds, that Gen. Harrison cannot
under any circumstances, obtain a single vote
South of the Potomac.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY.-A Hartford whig paper
blows a trumpet over the late whig meeting at
Danbury, as if it was really a great affair, and
winds off by shouting "One hundred cheers for
old Fairfield County." It must be recollected
that Danbury district does not include all Fairfield
County. The resolutions of the meeting remind
us of a saying of an old friend of ours: that "an
empty cart makes more noise than a loaded one."
-Bridgeport Farmer.

Extract from the sedition law, passed by the Fed-
eralists, now called Whigs, in 1798, Chap. 2:
"It any person shall combine or conspire, to
oppose any measure or measures of the govern-
ment of the United States, which shall be directed
by the proper authority, they la-rall be subject
to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, and
Il-to imprisonment, not less than six months, nor
more than five years."
This infamous gag law was repealed by a demo-
cratic administration.
SOB-MARINE EXPLORts.-Mr. Taylor who may
well sustain this appellation, was at Lowell last,
week, and descended into the Concord River, un-
der the ice, opposite Mr. Whipple's Powder Mills,
and placed charge of about twelve pounds of pow-
der, throwing a body ot ice of a surface of three
or four rods, and two feet in thickness, from 300
to 500 feet into the air! The surface of ice bro-
ken or cracked, was three times greater than that
thrown up from the river.-Gazette.
THE MINTr.-The coinage for 1839 at the Phila-
delphia Mint amounted to $3,021,170 11, compos-
edof 9,260,345 pieces, at an average netL expense
of $66,700, or a fraction over two per centum.
The coinage ot the three Branch Mints for the
year 1839 amounted to $518,807 50, composed of
2,475,853 pieces, at an average nett expense of
$80,600, or within a fraction of fifteen per centum.
A proposition is before Congress to abolish the
Branch Mints. They have been in operation but
a few years.-Jonr. of Corn.
RESUMPTION IN TENNssEssEE.-A resolution intro-
duced in lieu ofa bill req. irine reuitpi.:.n or or
before the fir't of June rensX, %.h..r, makes .it..b-
of-Tennessee to resume the ,, ment ol" specie
for their notes forthwith, passed the Senate on
the 23d January-ayes 11, noes 10. Should the
Stock Banks refuse to comply with the requisi-
tions of the resolution within sixty days, the At-
torney General is directed by sctre facias to require
them to appear and show cause, if any exist, why
their charter should not be declared forfeited.

John Neal, in a racy article written for the New
York Tattler, says:-
"Build a boat to-morrow, of Lucifer matches
and brown paper; hang out a sign forty feet long:
fee the newspapers well; warrant her to make the
quickest passage ever knowfl-like that of the
Lexington-it matters little where-and you will
see her crowded and crammed, fore and aft, with
the wealthiest merchants, the most active and stir-
ring politicians, and the most prudent men of busi-
ness to be found in our whole community-as if a
single half hour, were a matter of life and death,
to men who waste double the time every day at the
dinner table."
QUEENS.-Some of the papers call Victoria the
Queen Regent. This is an error. She is queen
regnant. The British constitution recognizes
four kinds of Queens; the queen regnant, or queen
who reigns alone; the queen fosort, or wife of
the reigning king; the queen dowager, or widow
of a deceased king; and the queen regent, or wo-
man appointed by Parliament as a substitute for
king, during the minority or disability of the
reigning king, or during a vacancy of the throne.
CuRIous RE.LIC.-An atraei iie curi,.itv has lat-
terly along with many others, been added by loan
to the list of those which will shortly be exhibited
by the Birmingham Mechanics' Institution. It is
the Chair which Charles I. not only sat in during
his trial, but which was also placed for his accom-
modation upon the scaffold at Whitehall. I has a
low seat and high beck, and is covered with de-
cayed crimson velvet, a footstool being attached to
it of corresponding style and inatirle1 it. It has de-
scended to the present possessor from Bishop
Juxson, who attended at the time of the execution.
-Birmingham Advertiser.
The following paragraph is from the Thomas-
ton (Me.) Recorder:
"The main corner. ,ir~e, intended for the monu-
ment of the lamented L ilt.:), pa', our office on
Monday evening, drawn by fourteen yoke of oxen.
It is a granite block, nine leet long, and five feet

jrIt is said the support of Van Buren is so
universal in some of the counties of Indiana,
that a Harrison man, whenever he passes along
the streets, is pointed out as somnett~ig queer.
j New Era.

53rThe following toast was given at a celebra-
tion in honor of the election of Goy. Morton, at
Woburn, Mass., on the 30th ult:
By T. Seeley, Bridgeport, Ct. Edward Everett
and Marcus Morton-
The former raised the striped pig
To root the people's ground-
The latter rung I,., ru'e, in tine
To save him tuni lhe pound.

or evene, I reckon." "Pretty healthy here, is n't
it V "Yes; but sometimes we have a lile eager "
"Anyvfvoi gotit now "Yes,a fewon usgoin'
ij ha-e ihe -hake ,hi-.arr-rrn.,itn "How many'"
"Why,-allon us, excecpt -i.ler Nance, and she's
ai.:j: a darna'ion criter, ihe ager won't take
on her, aii i 4t dhi, she is so tarnal contrary she
would'ni haTe, nu howyou could fix her!"-St.
L.ouis Ptretant.
," n %< -
Ba)on Hri-NT-Tw.o per.on-, each occuprvin,
room in lie air'e t'uildi"-, the u-ne in the ,.r%
above was cmplainine ih-'11- w t, t did rnoi draw
well. The other rep'-,." '."' -uhi it didi drair
wctl, fur i ind itnd.1w., "-" ,J up-tiairs."
LrxiNortNir.-The soA S,unrd, in the
rneighb.-ihoed .'f ihe' L -c lear t.I i':e,and
per-ons are daily s but bodie- andi
The Louifville'ti%,j:' .-A, ''Some cn-
tlemnen a few days isinet viiiu %ie ve[ieran Hir-
nrisonal his farm at JNo*b Bcnfr, aid lo-Jnd him
thraslti,-g "
[If thepe genitle'-n -NI ttl upon the General
next November, th'eV trlu L.ima thrashed]
FOR BtRN ANDS-A LD-.-Spread clarified honey
upon a litien rag, ..rid apply it to the burn imme-
diaiely, and it wilIl relieve the pain instantly, and
I heal -he sore in a very whorl time.

"DEMOCRArTIC -wIGtos."-An intelligent federalist
from a neighboring town, (and a leading whig,) told I
us the other day, that he did not approve of the
resolution which passed the whig State convention,
pretending to be in favor of '-the principles of Jef-
ferson and Madison." "If that was the case," said
he, "they would not get my vote again-and if they
do not mean what they said, they ought to be asha-
med of their hypocrisy. It is for carrying out the
principles of Jefferson and Madison, that I oppose
Mr. Van Buren." How true the saying, "Cor-
ruption wins not more than honesty."-Register.

ExPANSION.-The news from the South is, that
the rivers there, after pursuing the policy of con-
tracting their issues to a very inconvenient extent,
have, at length, simultaneously expanded as far as
the banks would permit.-Jour. oj Comn.
STEAMER LIvERPOOL.-Captain Brown, of brig
Harbinger, which arrived at Boston on Friday
last, from Fayal, one of the Western Islands,
reports that the steamer Liverpool, hence for
Liverpool, Dec. 15th, put into that port on the
31st, for a supply of coal, and sailed again Jan 3.
Jour. of Con.
The Catholics of this city have formed a Tem-
perance Association, of which the Rev. M.Varela
is the President. The Catholic population in-
cludes the greaterpart of our Irish fellow citizens,
who, when they engage in any cause, do it with
their whole hearts. The Association, we have
no manner of doubt, will do immense good.
N. Y. Eve. Post.
The Philadelphians are complaining about the
management oh the Girard College. From pres-
ent appearances it will not go into active opera-
tion these ten years. In the mean time two or
three fat sinecurists reap all its advantages.

We understand that Commodore Jacob Jones is
spoken of as a member of the Navy Board, ren-
dered vacant by the death of Commodore Chaun-
cey. He is a man of skill and science.
N. Y. Evening Star.
young men nearly lost their lives at Trenton, N.
J., a few days since, from the carbonic fumes of
charcoal, which they were burning in a close

MORRIS CANAL.-The bill now before the Leg-
islature of New Jersey provides for enlarging the
canal so as to admit boats of 50 tons and for this
purpose proposes a loan of the credit of the State
to the amount of $1,000,000, to be secured by a
mortgage of the canal, &c.
TrCKERYv AND WHitoaERY.-The story told in the
Palladium, of a number of German farmers in
Ohio, turning their coats, and declaring for Harri-
son, because the wheat market was dull-is pro-
nounced lby the Ohio Statesman, to be "a base fed-
eral lie." What next '-Register.
The Philadelphia Banks have agreed on the
1st day of February, 1841, as their day of resump-
tion, and send a deputation to Harrisburg, toen-
deavor to persuade the Legislature that an earlier
day wouldd be ruinous.
Letters from Tuscaloosa, of Jan. 29th, states
positively, says the Mobile Advertiser, that the
Mother Bank would forthwith suspendspeciepay.
ments.-Jour. of Corn.
The ice in the Potomac broke up opposite George-
town, on the 9th inst., and came down the river in
great quantity and force against the Washington
Sam," said his particular friend Pete Gumbo to
Sam Johnsing, "look heah, I'd grader be a puppy
and bark at a rushlight, dan be such a nigger as
you is."
"I say, stranger, you're drunk." "Drunk
enough; and have been so every day these two
years. My brother and I are engaged in the tem-
perance cause, he goes about delivering lectures,
and I give samples of intemperance."
A HrNT TO LOAFERas.-The keeper of the Little
Rock Hiel fini-.h, -his adverti;em'niit a of.ll j ,S .
"L-.oatfers mlitL teep at a r< peitabl, T-,',ali,..e,
as none Wthu'unt iniit'y, can i :',y abLait ithe.e

Dr. Johnson's definition of a physician was-
"One who pours drugs of which he knows little,
into a stomach of which he knows nothing."

Men are so dependent on one another, and the
vicissitudes of fortune are so great, that it should
make people cautious whom they offend, as acci-
dentmaylaythem utrlera -.:e..ti, at --,*j,!fumur-
time, of applying t! thue 'ery p,:r.ons 1r thLeir
friendship and assistance.
Every man has, in his own life, follies enough;
in his own mind, troublesenough; in the perform-
ance of his duties, deficiencies enough; inhisown'
fortune evils enough; without being curious after
the affairs of others.
'I like yon,' sighed the girl to her suitor, 'but I
can't leave home. I'm a widow's only darling;
no husband can ever equal my parent in kindness.'
'She is kind,' replied the woorer, 'but be my wife
-we will live together-and see if I don't teat
your mother!'

IMPLICITr BELIEF or CUILDREN.-Ch ildren dispute
not, they believe as they are taught ; the whole
soul of a child is pure simplicity.-Luther.
Greenough, the sculptor, is full of wit. "I
fear," said a lady to him, "that I shallnot make a
good bust." "Ch, madam, I will make the bust,"
was the reply.

ExTREMES MEET.-The young whigs are to snug-
gle under granny Harrison's petticoat, in Hartford,
on the -26,h inst.-Register.

RECIPE FOR A RouT.-Taket all the ladies and
gentlemen you can collect, and put them into a
room with a slow fire; stew them well; have
ready twelve packs of cards, a piano forte, a hand-
ful of prints or drawings, and put teem in from
time to time, as the mixture thickens; sweeten
with politesse, and season with wit, if you have
any; if not, flattery will do, and is very cheap.
When all have stewed well for an hour add some
ices, jellies cakes, lemonade, and wines. The
more of these ingredients you put in the more
substantial your rout will be. Fill your room
quite full, apid let the scum run off.

ELOQUENCE.-The following is an extract from
a speech delivered by a member of the Indiana
Legislature, on a bill to encourage the killing ol
wolves, which in sublimity has seldom been sur-
"Mr. Speaker :-The wolf is the most ferocious
animal that prowls in our western prairies or runs
at large in the forests of Indiana. He creeps from
his lurking place at the hour of midnight, when
all nature is locked in thesilent embraces of Mor-
pheus; and ere the portals of the east are unbar-
red, or bright Pheobus rises in all his golden maj-
esty, whole litters of pigs are destroyed."

We were travelling not long since in Illinois,
and called at a house near the road side to solicit
a drink of water, when the following conversation
occurred: "Well, my boy, how long have you
lived here '" "I don't knovw, sir, but mother says
ever since 1 was born." "Have you any brothers
or sisters'? "Yes, a few." "How many V" "Ten

the abtilii. iniert'lv. e1 nmotr-jic princtIple 0of
lion ELY' A ELLl.f., we i rl-illt' tercont-
,Jthnd himt o the E. 3 of the %9 Snati
ri.:nih l 10 Fie qly t'.- 9le ih Senatorial
Diitr1c .t- a a'uttatljble date tl t' uf- r id p ld ur
the ,-hol'e ol Seni,.r -r mt aic4 & i, It Ihe ap.
proaching eh,..ti-,n, n that 'e .e u-eall hon-
orable means ,,i erute htL. ellcli6,y ch an irM
crease. rn'iprur, tiaSuevb, O e ,hueminor may
be, lie A ill i.,t aitem So d ".r him by pc-
t1--adcd l'rl u'e vole7 0
Tn- ,:.inmlttee appuinled in reI-,NrL,,olulion;.
Ftibminied the folluw-ng which w a urnmtiniuu:!y
aEltpled. .
Rgt,'rea, Thait we cordiallyf.ove CO'f the De-
mocratuc riumanation for Smat Qjers, to be su[-
ported bhtlhe denocr3lirc elector"'.i the Ilt Mon
(day of Aptil next, and tLhat.wj t4 e-.pund to it
by eivinz it our nitied arnd he 'rrwppuri.
R-:iv.oled, Thai' t e vlewt prr it prouslratiorn
of billne'S and deranfemFtK oC urrencv, as
the lecitimateconsequ'snce- ol'lt-lrecklesq and un
'rlnctipled tin.igemeni or thoiliaving the con.
il ,l our banking in-.liloli,tlS3 l.,i tie 4/sttn,
of which w.-coifplain, tM i pretaJpedeienled
abu Rasulter, Thatt we a'r not rhteemies ofi good
banking, 'Pr the aldvocates objn exclusive metal-
lie currga-", hct has been likely charged uponr
u, by theI.jleral p'e,, but ue solemnly protest
against species i,)f baiIlng which does not at
all time~eure the conernibilky of bank notes
into species at the wsli of the holder.
Resolved, That wo,hail with pleasure the proi-
35 j -V

"THE CREDIT SvSTEM."-The "credit system" is
at an extremely low ebb in MississlppL It is said
that a man cannot even purchase a bowie knife on
"tick."-Phil. Spirit of the Times.
TaRCE!-Henry A. Wise says he believes him-
self to be the "vilest of sinners." For once, Mr.
W. is the exponent of public opinion.
The Hon. John S. Barbour, one of the most
distinguished whigs in Virginia, has come out,
"tooth and nail," against the Harrisburg nomi-

We understand that the proprietors of the Sound
steamers have determined to carry no more cotton
for freight.-N. Y. Comn. Adv.
REPEAL OF CHARTERs.-The Legislature of Ohio
have decided, by a solemn vote of both Houses,
that they have the right to repeal any act of in-
"Rot your cash system !" cried a man aboul
town, "if it comes about what are we to do?"-
Sure enough. If it becomes the fashion for board
to be paid regularly once a week, what would be-
come of those who never pay any thing! They
would be obliged to change from house to house
once a week, instead of once in two or three
months, as at present.
FENELON said, "If the riches of both Indies-if
the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe-were
laid at my feet, in exchange for my love of reading,
I would spurn them all."
NIGOEROLOGY.-"Pete, what colorare you niggers
when you have the blues?" "Why no you ax me
dat forl Ebery body knows dat when a nigger hab
de brues, he am abrusbrack."-N. 0. Sun.
SPORTING ANECDOTE.-A sporting gentleman
passing by a house, observed, on the door, the sep-
arate names of a physician and surgeon, and fa-
ceciously remarked, that the circumstance put
him in mind of a double-barrelled gun-for if one
missed, the other was sure to kill.
A sexton called on a boot-maker, the other day,
and said he would take a pair of boots, if he would
take it out in trade.
"What trade' V" .
"I'm a grave digger," was the reply.
No bargain was made.
MALICE.-Seneca has very delightfully said, that
"malice drinks one half its own poison."

What gal is that which is avoided by all old
bachelors Ans.-Conju-gal.-Essex Banner.

3rd Senatorial District Convention.
At a convention of Delegates from the several
towns composing the 3d Senatorial District held
at the house of Emerson A. Phelps, in Avon, on
the 12th day of Feb. 1840,
The Convention was temporarily organized by
the appointment of LUTHER HIOLEY, Esq.. Chair-
man, and H. M. WELCH, Esq., Clerk.
On motion, a committee of three was appointed
to examine the credentials of the members, and
also a committee of one from a town to nominate
officers for the convention. The report ofthecom-
mittee on the credentials of members, and the re-
port of the committee to nominate officers for the
convention were accepted, and the convention was
organized by the appointment of RICHARD NiLEs,
Esq., for President, and MILO A. HOLCOMB, Esq.,
and H. M. WELcu, Esq., for Secretaries.
A committee of one from a town was appointed
to draft Resolutions, when on motion, the con-
vention proceeded to ballot for a candidate for Sen-
ator for the 3d Senatorial District, whereupon
JOSHUA YOUNGS, Esq., of Farmington, was
When the following resolution was introduced
and unanimously adopted-
Resolved Unanimously, That JOSHUA, YOUNGS,
Esq., of Farmington, be recommended to the Third
Senatorial District as a suitable candidate to be
supported in April next, for Senator for said dis-
The committee on resolutions reported the fol-
l.-,wit., which uere warmly dv,"catedby several
inentber ,,n1 unani n.u.l, adopted-
RF. ,'i/-cl, Trat Ae hat increased confidence in
the abilities, patriotism, and integrity ol our pres-
ent Chief Magistrate, Martin Van Buren, and
highly approve of the measures of his administra-
tion and the sentiments contained in his last an-
nual message, and will use all honorable means
to sustain him in the course he has taken.
Resolved, That we are opposed to all chartered
monopolies, to the granting exclusive privileges
to any man or set of men, as it is a violation of'our
ima2 inadI rightl, and at war with the genius of our
free institutions.
Resolved, That we have yet to learn that "pov-
erty is a crime," and therefore are in favor of
abolishing imprisonment for debt, in all cases un-
connected with fraud.
Resolved, That the eight Senators and ninety-one
Representatives who opposed the infamous Regis-
try Law, of the last legislature, are entitled to the
warmest thanks of the people, and we trust that
the Democracy of the State in May next, will ex-
punge from the Statute Book, a law in direct vio-
lation of the Cuistiuiu,,n, and derogatory to the
character of the
Resolved, 'hat the result of the canvass of the
votes for G&,vernor of the State of Massachusetts
show. iia' than 102,000 votes were given for
that (,J-.:er, and that had there beentwo less votes
polled by the democratic party, the talents, influ-
ence, and'services of one of the moat enlightened
statesmen, the Hon. Marcus Morton, would have
been lost to the democratic party in that State, and
to the cause of freedom throughout the land.
Resolved, That we heartily respond to the nom-
ination of State Offices mad. at 'he State Conven-
tion, held at New Haven wit N.vemlIcr last, be-
lieving that in the election of John M. Niles for
Governor, our State will find a man that will prac-
tice democracy as "heretofore," be found worthy
of the station, and an unflinching friend of the
rights of the people.
Resolved, That the political crisis in this State
requires the united counsel and exertions of the
the democratic party-that minor considerations
should be set aside-local feelings and prejudices
give way to the great object we have in view, and
that our motto should be "union, harmony, con-
cession," every thing for the cause and principles
we espouse, but nothing for men.
Resolved, That we have the fullest confidence
in the abilities and firm democratic principles of
JOSHUA YouNGs,Esq.,and do cheerfully recommend
him to the democratic electors of the 3d District, Ior
their support at the election in April next.
Resolved, That the doings of this convention be
signed by the officers thereof, and published in the
Hartford Times and other democratic papers.
H.M. WELCH. Secretares.

19th Senatorial District Conuveutlon.
At a meeang of the democratic republican dele-
gates from the several towns composing the 19th
Senalorial District, held pursuant to a call of the
District Committee, at the Chester I-otel on the
12th of February, A. D. 1840, for thepurpu.e of
nominating a Senator for said district,
DAvID WItoHT, Esq., of Ciinton, was called to
the Chair, and R. S Pa irr, apputitel Secretary.
On motion, the Ctvenliron proceeded to br-llott
for a ,andtldt" f.r Smalmt *whereup.,n it ap-h
pared ih it GEr ELmV A. E.LLO'r, ol Cliti.r-n, h',d
recelveeI a msj'irulV ,jr the vt given in, and wa-
declared duh nouiiinate ,.
Rtr'lrct, That, av tl5'ei uiaol m'onfidence in

intolerable and oppressive act.
Resolved, That the Registry Law of last May Is
another evidence of the weakness ant folly of the
whjg rulers, and shows their determination to
pro.iraie every freemen of this state on their knees
annually before a party board of whig inquisitors,
clothed with the extraordinary power to disfran-
chise at pleasure every elector who has been ad-
mitted and sworn in coilormily to the Constitu-
lion of the State, and is more intolerablea4n the
famous and odious sland-up-law of "times which
tried men's souls."
The following persons were appoiRned Town
Committees in their resective tows:
JLstchdild- Walliam F.Baldwin, George Love-
laria- tni-- David %V. Catlin Lvman P'erkins.
N. Hatfor'd--B.G. Loomi, Hiarve.y Seymoo.
Barkhamstead--Wm. Lord, Win. HI. Phelps.
Torrington-Jas Green. W. S. Poud.
Winchester- Hiram Perkins, Phelps Skinner.
Colebrook-Geo. W. Austin, John Spencer.
Resolved, That mhe proceedings of this conven-
tion be signed by the officers and published in the
"Times" and "Merourv."
DAVID W. CATLIN, President.
HIoAM 'j'-s "- P I residents
f4sux r" l^ 1 eeretaries.

pect of the final passage of the Independent Trea-
sury bill with the "specie clause," believing that
it will tend to prevent the extravagant issue of
bank paper, and the excessive importation of for-
eign goods: give stability to the currency, discour-
age that reckless spirit of speculation so injurious
to the community, and secure to honest industry
its just reward.
Resolved, That we consider it of the utmost im-
portance that every elector should himself inves-
tigate the great questions which now so deeply ag-
itate the public mind, that he may not be deceived
by the base misrepresentatsons of the whig press,
which is ever ready to pursue with unrelenting
hostility any democratic measure emanating from
our National or State government.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this conven-
tion be signed by the Chairman and Secretary,
and forwarded to the Sentinel and Witness, Hart-
ford Times, and Columbian Register, for publica-
R. S. PRATT, Secretary.

20th Senatorial District Convention.
At a meeting of Delegates chosen from the sev-
eral towns, composing the 20th Senatorial Dis-
trict, held at Stafford on the 12thi day of Februa-
ry, inst., JONATHAN BUCKLAND;, was chosen Chair-
man, and JOEL W. SMITH, Secretary.
On examining credentials, it appeared, that the
following gentlemen were chosen to represent the
several towns to which their names are attached,
Tolland-Levi Drake, Ira K. Marvin, Elijah
Royce, Silas E. Crouch.
Willibgton-Amasa Morse, James M. Fisk,
Olney Estings, John Albray.
Stafford-Moses B. Harvey, Abraham Francis,
Ambrose Cushman, Lathrop Cady.
Ellington-Joel W. Smith, Jonathan Buck-
land, Darius Crane, James M. Martin.
Somers-Calvin Hall, Win. Wood, Tudor
Gowdy, Alpheus Billings.
Union-Samuel Crawford, Nathan Kinney, Jo-
seph Walker, Andrew J. Wales.
On motion, the following gentlemen, were ap-
pointed to draft resolutions, for the consideration
of the meeting, viz:-Levi Drake, Amasa Morse,
Moses B. Harvey, Darius Crane, Alpheus Bil-
lings, and Samuel Crawford.
The house then resolved itself into- a Commit-
tee of the whole, and on ballotting it appeared that
LOREN P. WALDO, Esq., had a majority of votes,
and was accordingly declared elected.
The Committee on resolutions then being pres-
ent, arose and reported the following.
Resolved. That we, the democrats of the 20th
district, have unshaken confidence in the adminis-
tration of Martin Van Buren, and in his course,
we recognize the true Republican principles, as
laid down and practiced by "Jefferson, Madison,
and Jackson."
Resolved, That the course pursued by the Fed-
eralists for two years past, in this State, by their
willingness to give the political power of the peo-
ple to the Banks, and incorporations, by passing
an act to disfranchise every elector in the State,
unless his name be recorded on a list, which may
be done, or not, thereby conflicting with the Con-
stitution of Connecticut, which, declares a man
once an elector, always an elector-and by their
utter disregard of all rules, and custom in reject-
ing bills for County Officers, made out,.by a ma-
jority of the members of those Counties, and sub-
stituting for them spurious bills: show their disre-
gard of all just legislation, and.their utter contempt
for all principle.
Resolved, That we recognize in the whigs ot
the present day, the same federal principles that
existed in the days of Jefferson, and although they
have changed their name, the better to deceive the
people, yet their principles are the same.
Resolved, That we approve of the nomination
of the Democratic State Convention, held at New
Haven, and that we place the most implicit confi-
dence, in the Hon. John M. Niles, and believe him
to be a suitable person to preside over the affairs
of this State, and that we feel confident, that the
people will decide by their ballots at the next elec-
tion, Ithat our present Governor may practicee
law as heretofore."
Resolved, That we viewing LOLEN P. WAL-
DO, a firm, and unflinching democrat, that hisde-
cided course in the last Legislature, deserves outr
highest commendation and that we will use all
honorable means to secure his election.
R--,tl"-'ld That the .luin j of this Convenion
be signe.d by the Chihmanh-and Secreiary, and
published in the Hartford-Tlmes, and other papers
friendly to the democratic cause.
JOEL W. SMITH, Secretary.

15th Senatorlal District
At a Convention of the Democratic Republican
Young Men of the 15th District, held at Wolcott-
ville, on Wednesday, the 12th day of February,
1840, the following persons were elected officers of
the convention.
Prssident-DADvm W. CATLIN, of Harwinton.
Vice Presidents-George Leveridge, Litchfield,
Hiram Taylor, Colebrook.
Secretaries-George W. Beers, Litchfield, Hi-
ram Perkins, Winchester.
Committees were appointed'to draft resolutions
and to nominate delegates to represent the several
towns in this district at the Younz Men's Siate
Convention, to be holden at Harntford on Wedn-s.
day, the 19th day of Feb. 1840. Eighty-nine per-
sons were appointed.
The committee appointed to draft resolutions
submitted the following which were unanimously
Resolved, That the object of the 1hig leaders in
recommending that the Public Land, be taken
ftom the hands of the United States and divided,
is to cripple and embarrass the operations of the
general government and to deprive it of one of( the
necessary and legitimate sources of means for the
purpose of compelling Congress to impose direct
taxes of more than one million of dollars annually
on the People of this State for the support of Go-
Resolved, That to complete the climax ands pre-
serve consistency, the whig leaders ought also to
propose to the People of this State, to divide up
the half million of Bank Stock belonging to the
State, the two millions of School Fund. and the
fifteen millions annually collected by the United
States from the duties on imports.
Resolved, That we recommend to the whig ma-
thematicians to prepare and publish in large type,
a particular statement, showing each man's pro-
portion (if divided) of these three sums of money,
so that it can be thoroughly read and digested be-
fore the next election.
Resolved, That the three democratic votes given
at the last Whig State Convention, for John M.
Niles as Governor is a little leaven which will
shortly leaven the whole federal lump.
Resolved, That the immense loads of "Madiso-
nians," Burnet's speeches before the Harrisburg
pConvention, and other federal electioneering pa-
pers sent out by our members of Congress and
franked as public documents, is a gross and un-
paralleled abuse of the franking privilege and calls
loudly for correction by Congress, and by the
pointed disapprobation of the People.
Resolved, That the former law of this Slate, al-
lowing our town authorities to designate and; i-
cerse suitable persons in their respective towns to
sell wines and spirit, was highly salutary and per-
fectly satisfactory to the good) people of this State,
and that the extraordinary whig embargo act of
last May, absolutely prohibiting, after the first
Monday of January last, merchants, tavern-keep-
ers, apothecaries, and all others from selling, on
penalty of twenty dollars, wines or spirits even for
medical or any urgent purposes, has subjected the
electors of this State to the enormous tax of fifty
thousand dollars worth of time, trouble and ex-
pense, in being obliged to meet at Town Meetings
in the depth of a winter of unexampled severity,
to remove the shackle placed upon them by this

0oung.Ve#s Slate Convention

The Convebt'ion was called to er'et by 7Thmns
It. Seymour., R. S. Hinman was nominated Chair-
man protem.,and W. H. Noie, secretaryy pro tem.
On motion, the Convenation proceeded to appoint a
committee of one from a county, to nominate offi-
cers of the Convention. Whereupon, H. A.
Mitchell, Colin M. Ingersoll, W. $. Faulkner,
Wm S. Pomeroy,Edward Spalding,Edwin Stearns,
Alonzo W. Birge, aend Edwin Talmage, were
appointed. The committee thus appointed retired
to their datites- during their absence, the folilow-
ing resolution was unanimously adopted.
Resolved, That all Democratic Young Men of
Connecticrt, in attendance at this Convention, be
considered members and delegates thereof.
The committee on the appointment of officers,
Reported as follows,
For President,
For Vice Presidents,
'HCARLEs Of.mSTsi, Hartford County.
'oRtNSO'i S. HiNigAt, New Haven "
JOHN DANt'ORTH, New London "
HARVEY WARNER, Fairfield "
JOEL W. WMt', Windham "
DAVI W. CTLIN, LitchfieMd "
E. W. N. STARR, Middlesex "
For Secretaries.
PHILO A. GOODWIN, Hartford County.
WLAtrx H. NoBLR., Fairfield "
GEORoE W. BEERs, Litchfield "
On mortion, a committee of one from a county
was appointed to draft Resolutions for the consid-
eration of the Convention. Whereupon, the iol-
lowing persons were appointed:
Thomas H. Seymour, Hartford County.
William J. Flagg, New Haven "
William Faulkner, New London"
Robert P'airctild, Fairfield "
Edward Spalding, Windham "
Stephen M. Mitchell, Litchfield "
Edwin Stearns, Middlesex "
Loren P. WaIdo, Tollaad "
On motion, a committee was appointed by the
Chair, to wait on Mr. BANCROFT, and solicit his
,attendance at the Convention. The following
gentlemen were appointed:
Winm. Jas. Hamersley, Thaddeus Welles, Rob-
inson S. Hinman.
On a call by the Chair for remarks from each
Senatorial District, a number of gentlemen ad-
dressed the Convention.
On motion, adjourned.
'On motion, a committee of one from a county
was appointed to prepare an Address to the Elec-
tors of the State. Whereupon, the following per-
sons were appointed!
Thos. H. Seymour, Brown,
Elisha Leavenworth, George W. Beers,
'Chas. A. Converse, Henry J. Wilcox,
Wmin. H. Noble, Alonzo W. Birge.
The Committee on Resolutions reported the
WHEREAS, We have met for the purpose of ex-
pressing our sentiments in Convention assembled,
on the great political questions of the day, we hold
it to be our duty, as it is our highest privilege, to
address ourselves without reserve, to an intelli-
gent public, on all those subjects having a politi-
cal bearing, which are supposed to be most deeply
interesting at the present crisis: And whereas, for
the last few years the people of this country have
had to contend against the insidious designs of a
daring political party, in open alliance with a pro-
fligate monied aristocracy; a party whose career
an our native State has been marked by every spe-
cies of abuseaud persecution, pushed while they
have held power to the extreme point of endur-
ance at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
Resolved, That we recognize in the principles
of the democratic party a sacred regard for the
rights and happiness of the whole community, op-
p osed to all those unjust means by which the few
have ever sought to enrich themselves at the ex-
peni.e tf the many, principles which when traced
ii their legitimate s.iurce, will be found to spring
from lhat natural hatreJ to oppression, implanted
in the human bosom by a Beneficent Creator, and
which in all ages of the world, breaking through
the restraints ,of tyranny, have marked some of
the nobleststrnggles for freedom ever recorded in
history; principles as clearly manifest in the pre-
sent opposition to corporate power now going on
in this -country, as in the stern resistance of the
veterans of '76 to the crown of Great Britain.
Resolved, That entertaining these sentiments,
we reject with scorn the impudent dogmas of the
federal aristocracy, that it is the duty of govern-
meant to pamper selfish schemes of personal ag-
grandizement under the specious design of pro-
tecting industry, which, best thrives when left to
itself; and the more insolent assumption, that the
present generation maybind posterity "in all cases
whatsoever ;" and that other kindred canon of po-
litical faith, brought from the circles of an Euro-
pean nobility, that the present generation are them-
selves bound by the "chartered rights" created by
those who have passed off the stage, thus making
the living, slaves to the dead, and extending the
empire of death over the projects of intelligent
man, to improve his social and moral condition.
Resolved, That in the opposition of the demo-
cratic party of our country to monopolies and spe-
cial privileges, we do but behold the will of the
people, as heretofore expressed in their constitu-
tions and lorms of government, solemnly reitera-
ted and proclaimed to all mankind; that those who
live without industry may no longer exult in the
facilities by which they havebeen enabled to "take
from the mouth of labor, the bread which it had
earned," nor deem it possible to subject the free-
men of these United States to the dominion of a
monied oligarchy; but that the people are free,and
resolved to maintain their boasted Independence,
"now and forever."
Resolved, That in the triumphant progress of
democratic principles, we have the fullest assur-
ance that existing abuses will be removed, and
the general welfare thereby promoted; the demo-
cratic principle in its onward course, producing
as it were, the living from the dead, and inciting
to new and repeated reforms; not by abolishing
those laws which originated in justice and equity,
but only those partial and selfish Statutes which it
is acknowledged continue to operate injuriously
upon the mass, making in effect, a portion of the
community subservient to the rest; seeking not to
destroy by the hand of violence, but by the force
of the PUBLIC WILL to remove all those evils in
government which shall be proved to exist; and
by a wise system of remedial measures, restore
the people to the full enjoyment of those natural
and inalienable rights, which no human legisla-
ture has power to abridge or take away.
Resolved, That we are opposed to the granting
of exclusive privileges to any man or set of men,
the direct tendency of which is to destroy that equi-
librium in society which has ever proved to be
the surest safeguard against individual oppres-
sion ; and since no good reason can be urged why
government should favor one person more than an-
other, government itself being but the creature oI
the whole, and not of either of the parts which
make up that whole as distinct from the residue;
we therefore hold it to be a violation of the trust
committed to rulers, to grant favors to a fewat the
expense of the many; but we would have human
legislation, to the extent of man's capacity for
goodness, bear some analogy to the impartial laws
of a wise Providence, who sendeth the early and
the latter rains, on all alike.
Resolved, That the fact of abundant harvests
during the past year, opposed to the fact that while
Providence has been kind to us, Commerce, Man-
ufactures and the Arts have languished, may well
lead us to inquire into the nature of our institu-

tions, and to a solution of the problem presented
by -the present state of things; a series of commer-
cial embarrassments, chargeable as we believe
upon the Federal party of this country, who from
the first have been linked with the monied aristo-
cracy, and who in their insane efforts to grasp at
political power, scruple not to put in jeopardy the
iLeresLs, happiness, and liberty of the people, by
calling to their aid the entire strength of the bank-
ing system, and making that system in its worst
state subservient to sordid avarice, and the ambi-
tious views of political aspirants.
Resolved, That in the efforts of MARTIN VAN
BUREN, as President of the United States, to im-
part stability to credit and currency within the
limited means of the general government, in his
struggle to separate the public funds from the
hazard, and failure of irre-pon-.ible corporations,
in confining himself to a strict construction of
the Co.ntit ution, at the ex pen.e of unceasing abuse
and detIaction, he ha. entitled himself to the ap-
probation of his countrymen. and shown that he
is mindful of his official oath, "to preserve, pro-
tect and defend, the Constitution of the United
Resolved, That we believe with our republican
President, in his Message in 1838, that the public
lands are a common fund for the equal benefit of
all the Statesof this Union; that we rejoice that
the policy of this admintitratiu, thus far has been

to preserve this fund inviolate and that we regret
to see the opposition, instead of permitting the
proceeds of these lands to apply as heretofore, in
payment of the current expenses of the govern-
ment, endeavoring to persuade, deceive the calcu-
lating people of this country, that it will be for
their benefit to distribute the avails of these lands
among the States, when at no distant day, they will
have to pay back by direct taxation eleven dollars
for every ten dollars received; and thus pay a per
centage to sustain an army of tax-gatherers, as
odious as the standing army of 60,000 men in the
daysof John Adams.
Resolved, That believing with Mr. Jefferson,
that a "public debt is a national calamity, and a
curse, and a perpetual blight upon honest industry
and productive labor," wecannot perceive without
the deepest concern, the cautious efforts now ma-
king to transfer the debts which many of the States
have unwisely contracted, to the Federal Govern-
ment-a scheme equally in conflict with the Con-
stitution, and every principle of justice; and which
would throw upon the people of Connecticut, a
debt of abcut four mitltions of dollars, as their
proportion of the State debts proposed to be as-
Resolved, That the attempt to disguise this bold
and flagitious scheme, by appropriating the Public
Lands-the property ol the whole nation, and pur-
chased with the common funds of the people, for
the redemption of the deb:s of tlie States, only ren-
ders the project more odious and alarming, by aim-
ing to conceal its real character, and gloss over
its palpable injustice. It can make no difference,
either in point of principle or injustice, whether
the revenues from the Lands, the Customs, or di-
rect Taxes are appropriated for the redemption of
these debts. To do either, would not only be in-
justice, but robbery, and fraud; and by throwing
upon the Union an insupportable burden, would
render a resort to a system of DIRECT TAXA-
TION unavoidable.
Resolved, That we fully concur in the senti-
ments expressed by Daniel Webster before he be-
came the attorney of the banks "that of all the
contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of
mankind, none have been more effectual titan that
which deludes them with paper money; this is the
most effectual of inventions to fertilize the rich
man's field with the sweat of the poor man's brow,
-ordinary tyranny, oppression, excessive taxa-
tion: these bear lightly on the happiness of the
community, compared with fraudulent currencies
and robberies committed by depreciated paper. Our
own history has recorded for our instruction
enough and more than enough of the demoralizing
tendency, the injustice and intolerable oppression
on the virtuous and well disposed, of a degraded
paper currency, authorised by law, o1 in any way
countenanced by government."
Resolved, That the efforts now making to pre-
vent the restoration of a sound currency, by at-
tempting to persuade the producing classes that it
will reduce the wages of labor, are deceptive and
false ; as all hi.,tory proves that a redundant and
depreciated one, causing extravagant nominal pri-
ces, operates injuriously to the laborer, as labor is
the last to rise and the first to fall, besides the re-
vulsions in business, which are the natural fruits
of an unsound currency, fall heaviest on the la-
boring classes, by periodically depriving them of
employment, by which they are cut off from the
means of sub-sistence, and exposed to want and
Resolved, That the experience of the United
States since 1824, has demonstrated that our bloat-
ed credit and paper system, by depreciating the
currency and raising the general standard of pri-
ces has counteracted thie operation of the protec-
tive tariff, and blen the principal cause of the dif-
ficulties and periodical depressions and distress of
our manufacturing interests; and it is now well
established that our manufactories can never at-
tain permanent rosperity, in connection with our
present utsoundand fluctuating monetary system.
Resolved, Tniat the nomination of William IHI.
Harrison for President, who at a critical period
of the late war, left the Northern frontier of Ohio
exposed, and whose name was justly struck out of
a vote of thanks to the officers of the last war in
the United States Senate, while the meed of praise
was bestowed on the youthful and intrepidCroghan,
who acted in defiance of the orders of his coward-
ly commander, merits and should receive the ridi-
cule of the people. This nomination has once
been condemned, by the freemen of Connecticut,
and is now only effected by a minority in open vi-
olationtof the democratic axiom, that the majority
shall govern, but is in perfect accordance wilh the
doctrines of the Ritner school, or the New Jersey
Resolved, That the Constitution of this State
prescribes the qualifications of an elector, and that
it is not in the power of the Legislature, either to
increase or diminish said qualifications; that as
the Registry Law disfranchises every freeman in
the State, whose name is not placed on a written
list, it thereby makes the placing of such name a
new and indispensable qualification, and that it is
therefore evident that those members of the last
Legislature who voted for the law, did by sucli
vote violate that Constitution, which they were
sworn to support.
Resolved, That the Legislature, in conferring
upon the Town Clerk and Select Men the power
of striking the name of any person from the list of
voters, on the ground of his not possessing the
proper qualifications, without making provision
for such person being heard in his own defence-
have violated every principle of justice, and prov-
ed themselves unworthy to represent a free people.
Resolved, That whilst we regard the Registry
Act passed by the last whig legislature, as an out-
rage upon the rights of the people, andi a palpable
violation of both the letter and spirit of the Con-
stitution, we must nevertheless urge upon our po-
litical friends, the necessity of complying with its
requirements, as the only means of avoiding being
defrauded out of their rights of suffrage, as it was
no doubt the object of the authors of the Law in
passing it, to use it as a pretended justification, for
the rejection of votes, where it would suit their
purposes. We, therefore, earnestly call the atten-
tion of our political friends to this subject, and re-
commend that in every town proper exertions be
made, to look up every democratic elector, and
cause his name to be registered. Such a course
will ensure Jhe success of the democratic ticket,
and among other results lead to the repeal of the
odious law.
Resolved, That sumptuary laws, or any enact-
ments intended to restrict the people in the choice
of what they shall eat or drink, are infringements
opon personal tight, and that the law entitled "An
Act relating to the sale of Spirituous Liquors,"
prohibiting all persons, (without permission from
the towns in which they may reside,) from selling
in any quantity, or for any purpose, assumes a
doubtful power; inasmuch asit may well be ques-
tioned whether it is competent for a State wholly
to prohibit the sale of merchandize within its bor-
ders, which can be imported into its harbors.
Resolved, That the deception and jesuitical cun-
ning of the Whig party is in no act more conspi-
cuous than in that which restored to our Statute
book the right to imprison the poorand unfortunate
for debt, under a pretence of abolishing what they
in tact established, and is anothercommentary up-
on their love of the people's votes, but their disre-
gard of their personal liberty.
Resolved, That whilst we would protect the
community against fraud and dishonesty, every
law calculated to oppress the unfortunate should be
wiped from our Statute book.
Resolved, That we will give a cheerful and
hearty support to the State Ticket presented by
the Democratic Convention, and that the enthusi-
astic exertions of the Young Men, shall not be
wanting to insure its success.
Resolved, That the Democratic Young Men ot
Massachusetts, deserve the thanks of their Repub-
lican brethren throughout the Union, for their
zealous and successful exertions in the recent
election in that State, and that their bright exam-
ple shall not be without its influence upon the
Young Men of Connecticut.
Resolved, That we repudiate every other name
but the old rime tried one of Democrat, and we ad-

vise the Federalists, who have such frequent oc-
casion for a re-christening, in order to hide their
cloven foot, to husband their own resources, and
not encroach upon the appellations of their oppo-
Remarks offered by Jonathan Stoddard, Win. J.
Flagg, GEORGE BANCROFT, Colin M. Ingersoll,
Win. J. Hamersley.
Convention called to order. Resolution offer-
ed that a committee of three be appointed to offer
a vote of thanks to MR. BANCROFT, for hisable and
patriotic address to this convention, and request a
copy thereof for publication, passed; and R. S.
Hinman, Win. Jas. Hamersley, and Edward
Stearns, appointed.
The following resolutions were offered during
the Evening Session, by Silas Mix, Esq.and adopt-
Resolved, That the conduct of the present exec-
utive of Connecticut, in "practisinglawastere-
tofore," while in office, and even advertising for
business atd in being retained as counsel
to annul resolves as unconstitutional, before ap-
proved by himself as Governor, exhibits a little-
ness of spirit, and a degrading view of his official
station, which should debarhim from the suffrages
of the intelligent freemen of Coitnecticut.
Resolved, That the repeal of the license law of
1838, by the same party of 1839, evinces that our
opponents, while they condemn their own works,
have no fixed principles, and now inquire as they
did in 1838, not what is their duty as honest legis-
lators, but what will be the effect of acts on their
Resolved, That as young men of Connecticut,
we feel no obligation to the federal party of this
State; and in our domestic history and legislation,
we have the disagreeable reminiscence that the
federal party, is the party which in former days,
resisted the extension of suffrage to the young

men of the State, on militia service, and the poll
tax, and loaded young men with a poll tax of
enormous weight; and have recently granted banks
dn additional $10,000, by way of extra interest, to
come out of the hard earnings of young men.
Resolved, That a committee of correspondence
of one from each Senatorial District in the State,
be appointed, and also a State Central Committee
of three.
The following gentlemen were appointed a
State Cential Committee:
District Committee appointed as follows:
District No. 1, Marcellus Clarke,
2, Thaddeus Welles,
3, Horatio N. Case,
" 4, Colin M. Ingersoll,
5, Henry Wheeler,
" 6, Wm. Kel'ev,
" 7, Geo. C. Wilson,
8, Gad S. Gilbert,
9, David G. Patten,
10, John Golding,
11, Silas Hickeox,
12, Edwin T. Close,
" 13, Win. Foster, Jr.,
14, John F. Williams,
15, Geo. W. Beers,
16, Merrit Hemingway,
17, Roger Averill,
18, H.G. Smith,
19, Isaac Arnold,
20, Luther Eaton,
21, Alonzo W. Birge.
Resolutions taken up, remarks made by Silas
Mix,J. M. Hurd, Jonathan Stoddard, Mr. Harris,
Prentiss R. Law, R. S. Hinman, W. J. Flagg, C.
R. Johnson.
On motion, Resolved, That the thanks of this
Convention be presented to ENOCH C. CHAP-
MAN, Esq., for the able and dignified manner in
which lie has presided over its deliberations.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this conven-
tion be published in all the democratic papers.
Adjourned sine die.
ENOCH C. CHAPMAN, President.
JOEL W. WHITE, |Presidents.
WM. H. NOBLE, [ eritarie

16th Senatorial District Convention.
The Democratic Senatorial Convention for the
16th district assembled agreeable to previous no-
tice at the Hotel of John P. Marshall, in Wood-
bury, on the 12th inst.
The convention was called to order by Edson
Camp, Esq. upon whose motion Capt. JOHN NEW-
TON, was appoir.ted Chairman, and MERRIT HEM-
INGWAY, Secretary.
A committee of one from a Town was then ap-
pointed to report Resolutions for the consideration
of the Convention.
A committee was also appointed to frame an ad-
dress, to the Democratic electors of this district
before the approaching election, and to correspond
with our friends in the different towns.
The Convention then adjourned, until 2 o'clock,
The Convention having reassembled, on mo-
tion, the Convention proceeded to ballot for a can-
didate to put in nomination for a Senator to repre-
sent this district in the Senate of the next General
Assembly, and ELt POTTER, Esq.of Plyimouth,was
nominated unanimously
The Committee on Resolutions reported the fol-
lowing, which were unanimously adopted.
Resolved, That the recent proposition in Con-
gress of the Hon. Mr.-Gentry, a whig member of
the House from Teneessee, for the United States
to assume the debts of the States hasgiven a tangi-
ble form to the secret intentions, long matured of
a class of politicians, desirous to convert this hap-
py government, and all her free and inestimable
institutions into a monied oligarchy.
Resolved, That the earnest attention of the
friends of civil liberty cannot be too early given
to this momentous subject, taken in connexion with
the renewed efforts of the friends of the United
States Bank.
Resolved, That we recommend our political
brethren to vote for no man, who hesitates to give
an unqualified opposition to the assumption of the
State Debts, and a Bank of the United States, in
connection therewith.
Resolved, That we have the fullest confidence
in the at-tfily 3n, inieerity of ELI POTTER, Esq.
and roIalr-il) rfct-nmmernd him to the Electors of
the 16th district, as a suitable candidate to repre-
sent this district in the Senate of this State, and
we pledge ourselves to use all honorable means to
secure his election.
Voted, That the doings of this Convention be
signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and pub-
lished in the Mercury, Times, Register and Far-
mer. JOHN NEWTON, Chairman.

21st Senatorial District Convention.
At a Convention of Delegates from the several
towns composing the 21st Sanatorial District, held
pursuant to previous notice, at the Inn oif Elisha
Perkins, in Andover,on the 2d Wednesday of Feb.
1840, for the purpose of nominating a candidate
for Senator at the next election,
Thaddeus C. Bruce, Esq., Chairman, and A. H.
Fitch, Secretary.
On motion the convention ballotted for a candi-
date for Senator, and unanimously nominated
ALPHEUS KINGSLEY, Jr., Esq., of Columbia, as a
suitable person to stand in nomination for Senator
of the 21st District.
On motion a Committee of one from a town were
appointed to draft resolutions, who offered the fol-
lowing, which were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That we have unabated confidence in
the measures recommended by the present Chief
Magistrate of the United States, believing that
they are purely Constitutional and Democratic,
and if ear red out to full perfection, will greatly
tend to thegeneral prosperity of our beloved coun-
Resolved, That the Act the last legislature of
this State, entitled "An act to abolish imprison-
ment for debt," (which is in fact to imprison for
debt) and the Registry Act, are fraught with evils
of no small magnit ude, and ought to be erased from
the Statute Book, and cast to the four winds of
Heaven, to fly to some country where the plant of
Aristocracy grows spontaneously.
Resolved, That we cordially approve of the
nomination for State oftciers made at the Demo-
cratic State Convention, held at New Haven, in
November last: in them we recognize men of ster-
ling integrity and fearless patriotism, who have
never quailed in the darkest days of Federalism,
nor moved in the most trying crisis of Democracy,
for which they richly merit the suffrages of the
friends of free principles and equal rights.
Resolved, That we have full confidence in the
ability and political integrity of ALPHEUs KINOS-
LEY, Ja., and we will use our best endeavors to
secure his election.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this conven-
tion be signed by the Chairman and Secretary and
published in the Hartford Times, State Eagle, and
Norwich Aurora.
ADDISON H. FITCH, Secretary.


WASHINGTON, Tuesday, Feb. 11.
In the Senate, Mr. Buchanan presented a me-
morial from the representatives of the Religious
Society of Friends in Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
and Delaware, and also fourteen memorials from
the citizens of the city and county of Philadelphia,
remonstrating against the employment of blood-
hounds against the Seminole Indians; and moved
their reference to the Committee on Military Af-
Various other resolutions of minor importance
were presented, when Mr. Allen commenced a
speech on the Assumption of State Debts, which
was not concluded at the hour of adjournment.
In the House, after a debate on a motion to cor-
rect a part of the journal, the debate on the Cum-
berland road bill was resumed. The question
was on the adoption of the following instructions,
heretofore moved by Mr. Casey:
.:,"And that the said Committee be instructed to
report a bill making an appropriation of $150,000
for each of the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illi-
nois, to be expended on the National road in said
states, in the year 1840, under the direction of the
War Department; said appropriation to be sub-
ject to all the restrictions and conditions of former
appropriatioos on said road."
Mr. Mason of Ohio, and Mr. Parris of Maine,
continued the debate until the hour of adjourn-
In the qr, i hi. morning, memorials were
presented by is' WVall and Mr. Webster in rela-
tion to the culture of silk, and the imposition of a
moderate duty on the foreign article.
Mr. Walker presented a memorial from the citi-
zens of Florida asking fora division of that Ter-
ritory, and its admission into the Union, referred
to a Select Committee.
Mr. Smith of Indiana, spoke till the hour ofad-
journment in favor of Mr. Crittenden's resolutions
in respect to the assumpon of State Debts.

In the House, the discussion of the Cumbeiland
Road appropriation, was continued at some length
by several gentlemen.
A great number of Executive communications
were laid before the House to-day.
A letter was received by the Speaker from the
ministerat London, forwarding, as a present from
the British Museum, a copy of their first volume
of transcripts of the ancient papyri in their
THURSDAY, Feb. 13.
A somewhat lengthy discussion took place in the
Senate, to-day, on the subject of abolition, in which
Messrs. Clay, Calhoun, Brown,Tallmadge, Smith
of Conn., and Webster took part. The subject of
the debate was whetheran abolition memorial pre-
sented by Clay, should be read. The question of
reception was finally laid on the table, as has been
the usual practice.
In the House, the motion to instruct the Com-
mittee on Ways and Means to report a bill appro-
priating $450,000 dollars for the Cumberland road,
was taken up, and Mr. Pickens spoke against the
whole policy of the Cumberland road.
He was followed by Messrs. Proffitt, and Mar-
vin. The House adjourned after ordering that
the reports from Committees be read to-morrow.
Correspondence of the Evening Post.
FRIDAY, Feb. 14.
It is quite sickly in the Metropolis, and the sick
list embraces, 1 am told, some forty members of
Congress. Billions complaints, are the order of
the day, at this season of the year in Washington,
and many of the cases prove fatal.
Mr. Reed, of the Massachusetts delegation, is
very sick indeed, and it is feared that he may not
Nothing of any importance has been done to-
day, in the House. Mr. Casey's Cumberland
Road resolution, with Mr. Picken's proposed
amendment, was the order of the day, and Mr.
Barnard, of New York, made a long speech on it;
but, though he spoke three hours, I did not hear
him say one word about the road.
Mr.Crary,of Michigan, followed Mr. Barnard,
and spoke till the House adjourned. Nothing de-
finite was accomplished.
In the Senate, Mr. Tappan, of Ohio, called up
a report that was made the last session, on the sub-
ject of salt. This report, which is a very import-
ant document, was originally made to the British
House of Commons.
Mr. Benton moved the printing of an extra edi-
tion, when a very long political debate took place,
which had not closed when I left the Senate. It
called out all the speakers of that body.
Correspondence of the Journal of Commerce.
SATURDAY, Feb. 15.
The Senate did not sit to-day.
In the House, the Cumberland Road appropria-
tion was the subject of discussion. Mr. Goode, of
Ohio, had the floor, and spoke at great length, in
favor of the road. But the main object of his
speech was to vindicate the military fame of Gen-
eral Harrison, from the criticisms of General Cra-
ry, of Michigan, who spoke on that subject yester-
day. Mr. Corwin, of Ohio, followed with a
very amusing and adroit speech on the same sub-
ject. The House adjourned, without affording
an opportunity to Mr. Crary to conclude his
It is said that the Post Master General will have
a new mail route in operation between this city and
New York, as soon as navigation opens. He has
made arrangements for the Steamboat and Rail
Road route.
In the Senate, the Salt document, and Mr. Grun-
dy's non-assumption report, occupied the day.
In the House. the Cumberland road resolution,
was discussed at great lenth.
Correspondence of the Journal of Commerce.
Tuesday, Feb. 18.
In the Senate, to-day, Mr. Stl'irgeon,of Pa.,pre.
sented several abolition memorials, and, without
any debate, the question of their reception was
laid on the table, according to the usage of the
Senate. Several memorials against the employ-
ment of the blood-hounds, were presented. The
importance of a catch-word, in party warfare,
cannot be over-rated, though the fact seems to
under-rate the intelligence of the people. Such a
catch-word as the "blood-hounds" affords, is a per-
fect God-send to a party.
The resolutions against the assumption of the
State debts, were taken up-the amendment of Mr.
Crittenden, declaring a distribution of the pro-
ceeds of the sale of the public lands among the
several States, to be expedient and proper, still
pending. Mr. Hubbard, of N. H., spoke on the
subject, and particularly against Mr. Crittenden's
Mr. Clay took the floor to speak to-morrow, the
the Senate adjourned.
In the House, the resolution reported from the
Committee of Elections, for printingsuch of their
documents as the Committee should direct, was
taken up. A motion had been made by Mr. Cave
Johnson to amend soas to direct the Journals, and
all thb ,itlojnerft3 of the Comatittre tnetiir totbtet
Jersey Election, to be printed.
Mr. Johnson, modified his motion so as to di-
rect the Committee to report what number of votes
were given to each of the candidates, at the elec-
tion, according to the evidence before the Commit-
Mr. Campbell spoke upon this motion till the
expiration of the hour for the consideration of
Reports, when the House went into committee on
the Revolutionary Pension Bill.
An amendment providing that the Pension
Agents should have the funds placed in their hands
for paying pensions only a month before the time
of payment; that they should not be allowed to
use any of the funds, and that they be allowed one
half percent, as a commission on their disburse-
Alter a debate continuing the whole day, the bill
was reported without amendment, and ordered to a
third reading, and passed.
Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Western
part of the State -written
SFEBRUARY 6th, 1840.
I have seen and witnessed enough of whiggery.
It means old fashioned federalism and nothing
more. Local and personal controversies, and other
causes, have made me act with them for a few
years, buti I am in heart and principle a democrat,
I have no feeling in common with Gov.Ellsworth,
nor the six representatives in Congress.
Federalism under the name of whiggery has
been stealing into power for the last two years.-
Our Courts, Superior and County are federal-
our Sheriffs and prosecuting attorneys are federal
-the Governor is federal-the members of Con-
gress are federal-and every paper in this State
that supports the whig cause is federal. *
The nomination of Harrison have disgusted the
federalists themselves, and there can be no enthu-
siasm for him. But Van Buren has fairly driven
his opponents from the field. They do not now ac-
cuse him of being non-committal-they allow him
firmness-accuse him of being too obstinate-they
say nothing in favor of Biddle or his Bank-they
have ceased opposition to the sub treasury. It is
but justice to him to say, he has driven his oppo-
nents from every one of their positions. I had
for some time doubts on the subject of his non-
committalism. I thought there might be some
truth in it. But his worstenemies have long since
quit that charge. The sub-treasury question struck
me unlavorably at first; but the more I have exam-
ined and refi.cted on that subject, the more firmly
am I convinced of the correctness of it. Being
convinced, I am disposed to do justice to the man,
and his measures.
There are many changes in this quarter in fa-
vor of Niles-enough, I think in Fairfield and
Litchfield Counties alone, to turn the election.
The Democrats of Connecticut and New Hamp-
shire are making vigorous preparations for the
State elections which take place in those States in
the spring. We feel confident that Connecticut will
come out democratic, and elect Judge Niles gov-
ernor.- Hamden Post.

FIFTEEN GALLON CAsEs.-At the Municipal
Court, in Boston, on Friday last, on motion of B.
F. Hallett, Esq., Mr. Parker, (Commonwealth's
Attorney,) entered hisnolle prosequi to each indict-
ment under the fifteen gallon law, (ninety-seven in
number,) Mr. Parker stated that to continue the
prosecutions, would only increase the already ac-
cumulated cost against the government.
Northampton Republican.
OUT AT LAST.-The opposition in the U. S. Sen-
ate have finally adopted the scheme of the London
Stock Speculators, viz: to pledge the public lands
for the payment of the State debts. Should the
scheme be carried into effect, the people of this
State will be subjected to an additional tax of
We say, let those States that have heedessly
run into debt, suffer the consequences ofa',eir
folly. "Bought wit is the best.
Bridgeport Farmer.

"If William H. Harrison lives, he will be elect-
ed to the Presidency."- Wnig paper.
We hope he will'ive till he is elected-that's all.
We see no other chance of his arriving at framemor-
tality.-Coos Co.' mBern.

in-Next to hispoverty, the federalists talk most
about what they are pleased to call Gen. Harrison's
"military services." When Gen. Jackson was a
candidate for President, lis "military services,"
the opposition said, made him utterly unworthy
of support! Consistency is a jeweL
Eastern Argus.
The whigs are for lending the people's money,
without interest, to the banks-the democrats are
in favor of keeping the people's money in the hands
of their public agents, to be used only for thepublic
benefit.- Coos Co. Dem.




For President,

Senatorial Nominations.

1-This, freemen of Connecticut, is the sum
which will be drawn from you, BY TAXATION, if
the Federal-whig scheme of a DISTRIBUTION
OF THE PUBLIC LANDS, should succeed.
Will the Farmers of this State consent to have
their property TAXED to pay this enormous sum,
for the purpose of obtaining the four and six penny
shares arising from the distribution scheme of the
Federalists 'I We are satisfied they will not.

Mr. Baucroft's Lecture.
Washington Hall on Tuesday evening, was
crowded to overflowing, consisting in addition to
our own citizens, of a large number of the dele-
gates to the Young Men's Convention, from all
parts of the State. For full two hours: the audi-
ence listened with the mostprofound attention, and
evidently with the highest satisfaction, to an ad-
dress, combining the rare qualities of beauty of
style and depth of thought; of rich and glowing im-
agery, adorningthe plain but soul-stiring truths of
democracy, which, in the language of Lord Ba-
con, come home to men's "business and bosoms."
And the manner was equal to the matter; the de-
livery was a fine specimen of finished and indeed
of the highest order oforatory. In a word, it was
a performance worthy of the author of the histo-
ry of America, whose name is destined to rank
with those of Gibbon and Robertson, of one of
the richest endowed and best cultivated minds of
the age.
. Alter a beautiful exordium, the lecturer opened
his subject, which was the illustration of the De-
mocratic principle ; an elaborate exposition of
what Democracy is; and occasionally contrasted
with its antagonist principle; a brief notice of the
forms by which its action is directed and regula-
ted, and a description of the fruits of this princi-
ple where it constitutes the basis and chief ele-
ment of the social and political system, as in the
United States. Democracy is the law ofjustice,
the principle of humanity, the element of all as-
sociation, implanted in the heart of man, teaching
him to "do justly and love mercy," to regard his
fellow men as equals, as brethren, having a com-
mon parent, and alike the objects ofhis benificence.
The divine principle of democracy, based on the
laws of God and Revelation, is the true instinct of
man's moral nature, and would every where ex-
hibit him as the glorious image of his Maker, was
it.-* -r"yljt *r 161y ~- mYnta _r, ffs__f^**t
and the pernicious errors of civilization.
In illustrating the forms through which the pop-
ular will is carried out, the lecturer suggested
some errors in the organization of our political
system, and particularly the anomalous one of an
independent and irresponsible judiciary; but
dwelt more fully on the course of policy and leg-
islation, both in the State and National Govern-
ments, which were in conflict with the democratic
principle; all special and partial legislation, crea-
ting monopolies and peculiar privileges, the high
tariff policy; all restraints upon the perfect free-
dom of private industry and enterprise; sumptua-
ry laws, and all interference in the free action of
the mind, were condemned in eloquent and indig-
nant language, as palpable and dangerous viola-
tions of the vital principle of our political system.
The evils, injustice and frauds of our wretched
banking system, were forcibly displayed. And
although the democratic principle has not yet had
free scope in any of our States, still its abundant
fruits are every where visible in the intelligence,
the comforts and the increasing prosperity of a
great, free and happy people, of which history af-
fords no example.
The peroration, consisted of an eloquent recom-
mendation to the young men of Connecticut, to
make themselves well acquainted with the demo-
cratic principle; such as were, from the influence
of family, wealth, education, or early prejudices,
opposed to democracy, he exhorted to lose no
time in becoming reconciled to it, without which
they could not expect to become useful citizens or
en oy that sublime happiness which springs from
a free and unrestrained sympathy, with the whole
of a great, generous and a glorious people. He
concluded with a most animated and eloquent ap-
peal to them, to put forth all their energies at the
present crisis, come forth with thestrength, the ar-
dor and enthusiasm of youth, regardless of the
sneers of ignorence, the denunciations of upstart
aristocrats, or the threats of those conclaves of
petty tyrants, who imagine that all power is cen-
tered in a board of bank directors, and fearlessly
discharge the sacred duty they owed to the State
and nation. If they did this, Connecticut would
be redeemed-he had seen enough since he had
been in the State, to satisfy him of this-and the
redemption of Connecticut would impart an ad-
ditional impulse to the democracy of his own
State, in its onward course to victory, and ensure
the complete deliverance of Massachusetts at the
next election. Rhode Island and Vermont would

follow their glorious examples, and all New Eng-
land would be regenerated, and present a solid
phalanx, whose intelligence and energy of charac-
ter no longer borne down by aristocratic influ-
ences, would decome the strongest defence of the
administration, and the firmest bulwark of the
democratic cause. New England would then re-
gain its proper influence in the councils of the
The lecturer was repeatedly cheered as he pro-
ceeded, in the most enthusiastic manner, and when
he closed, although he had detained them two
hours, the audience seemed rivited to their seats
and unwilling to leave them.

I-The groans of Theodore Dwight about la-
borers' wages, come with an ill grace-just at this
time. It is but a few years since he refused to pay
his journeymen, who worked on theNew York
Daily Advertiser, the small pittance which they
asked for "night labor r"-prices which other offi-
ces in New York, cheerfully allowed; and in or-
der to bring the poor journeymen printers to his
terms, he wrote a letter to one of his federal breth-
ren in this city, requesting him to employ run-
away apprentices, "rats," &c., to supersede regu-
lar journeymen. This fellow has the impudence
now to come here and talk about laborers' wages
being reduced! The laborers of Connecticut
duly appreciate the sympathies of Theo. Dwight
-they know that he and his party, contend that
the laborer is dependant upon the employer, and.
bound even to vote in accordance with his will,

Young Men's Convention. -
The Convention of Young Men on Wednesday
last, was composed of good men and true. Al-
though the traveling was in its worst state, over
one thousand assembled at Washington Hall, and
passed the spirited resolutions which occupy so
large a portion of our paper.
The eloquent remarks of gentlemen from vari-
ous parts of the State, and their assurances of great
and increasing changes in every section, afford
conclusive proof that the true spirit is abroad.-
The same spirit which has operated in Tennessee,
Indiana, Massachusetts, and throughout the Union,
is at work here. The immutable and eternal
truths of democracy, its benevolent and sound
principles pervade the State, and the Young Men
have resolved that Connecticut shall be redeemed.
The whole proceeding was the voluntary and
spontaneous feeling of the heart. There was no
aiming at effort. The young men were not hired
to come, nor were their expenses paid, nor were
there any raree-shows to impose upon the prejudi-
ces or passions. They came unpromptedand they
came with spirit. More than one thousand of the
hard-handed, honest-hearted, true democrats, as-
sembled to express their opinions, to interchange
views and feelings, and to resolve to carry the
election in April It was a glorious assemblage.
Reason, justice and truth, called them together,
and their calm deliberations and firm determina-
tion shows that they are emphatically freemen-
democratic freemen.
We regret that the almost impassible state of
the roads prevented many-very many-from at-
tending. It would have afforded gratification to
all, could all who were elected and who were pre-
paring to attend, have been present to participate
in the proceedings. As it is, we must hear from
them at the polls- where they are promising, one
and all, to attend and do their duty.

"In various other ways."
The Courant, some time since, professed to be
astonished that the "Loco Focos" should think of
carrying the State at the next election, and assert-
ed its strong conviction, that if their friends would
exert themselves to get the voters to the polls, and
in j1"various othlier ways"dt do their duty to the
federal-whig cause, they had no doubt that they
should obtain as large a majority this spring as
they did in 1839. The "various other ways" in
which the federalists were called on to do their
duty, was no doubt well understood by their par-
tizans. This language had the same meaning as
that applied to our distinguished member of Con-
gress, when the Courant said that Mr. Trumbull
"did more than any other man" to aid the federal
cause. This compliment to our Bank representa-
tive in Congress, was well understood; it needed
no interpretation. Every body knew that Mr.
Trombull paid more to the "Whig Electioneering
Fund," than "any other man," and this was the
meaning of the compliment in the Courant. And
the"various other ways," in which the devotees of
Whiggery are called on to contribute, meant the
same thing. The plain English ofthe phrase was,
that if the Banks and Bankpartizans, who consti-
tute the back-bone of the federal-whig party, would
raise as large a fund for electioneering purposes,
as they had the two past years, they should again
be successful. But there is the rub. They want
the aid of a panic to help them raise a fund sufficient
to buy up votes and corrupt the electors, as well as
to employ agents in every town in the State.
Nothing can be more notorious than that the
success of the federalists in 1838 and '39, was the
result of the free use of money. They were too
guarded in their works of corruption, to have the
precise amount of money raised, in and out of the
State, to be known, to but few even of their own
party. Some astounding facts, however, leaked
out. One of them is, that more than three thousand
dollars was subscribed, in this city, to the "Whig
Fund," the first day the paper was put in circula-
tion. How much more was obtained, we know
not; but there can be little doubt that two thousand
d.s.1i1,- -a..- added to the fund. 'ive thou-
sand dollars for Hartford, would, on a fair appor-
tionment, produce at least thirty thousand dollars
for the whole State, besides what was raised out
of the State. On this point, one fact only leaked
out, which was, that a very "amiable" whig of this
city, obtained seventeen hundred and fifty dollars
in the city of New York. This constituted his
claim to the office of Quarter Master General,
which it is well understood was tendered to him;
but he agreed to relinquish it in behalf of the
Governor's nephew, a very promising young man,
on the express condition that he would remove the
Armorer, Mr. Cooley, a very industrious and
worthy man, but too staunch a Democrat, to es-
cape the vengeance of the amiable gentleman re-
ferred to. Another fact is, that the "chairman of
the committee on mileage," who has the honor to
represent,the whole Eastern part of the State, (as
Lilliput Brockway is too small to be seen in the
House of Representatives,) is understood to have
given one thousand to secure his own election, be-
sides employing an agent to spend it.
These are some of the "various ways," by which
the whig victories were achieved in 1838 and '39.
Their whole reliance was upon money, MONEY,
MONEY! which, with the aid of the panic, ena-
bled them to work up a prodigous excitement.
Agents were employed to scour the State, and ex-
tra bundles of newspapers, pamphlets, &c., flooded
every town and neighborhood. Suppers were
gratuitously provided, and dram shops opened, a
few weeks previous to the election, in which whig
newspapers and whig grog, were as fmee as water
to all who would use them. Large sums of money
were expended to import voters from other States,
and the mercenary corps of agents in every town,
were well supplied with the needful, to hire men
to work or stay away from the polls, where their
votes could not be purchased. Such are some of
the "various ways" by which whiggery was es-
tablished in Connecticut. And the Courant now
thinks that if the same exertions can be made this
year, in the same "various ways," that they shall
again succeed. Vain hope! Do you, Mr. Cour-
ant, really suppose that you can "raise the wind"
this year as you did the two last 'I Have you for-
gotten that the "Regulator" has failed, and that
most of the little monsters are in a feeble state 1
Have you forgotten that the panic has ceased, and
that the Bank humbug has exploded ? Have you
forgotten that a reign of two years is the extent of
federal power in any Stale 1 That during this

length of time, the people, recovering their "sober
second thoughts," get heartily sick of whig dishon-
esty, trickery, and fraud I Do not deceive your-
sell! You cannot command the exertions of your
bank-ridden partizans, in "various ways"-you
cannot raise the money, even in the post notes of
Biddle's broken bank. The Merchants have been
shaved and skinned so often for several years past,
by the whig politicians and the banks, that they
have now a very thin skin on their limbs, which
will not bear being taken off, even with a panic
knife, without taking the flesh with it-yes, and
the blood too. You must "cut your coat according
to your cloth," and lay out you work according to
your means. Your Fund this year will be small,
and as the credit system is in'bad odor, it won't do
to go on "tick." You may raise enough to pay the
Bank Runner; the Captain of the Watch is paid
for his services in your cause, by the city-that
helps so far. But your funds for the approaching
campaign, are exhausted at the very time when
your sinking fortunes require more ample resour-
In this day of your tribulation, where will you
look for help I To New York I Alas, the fed-
eral merchants there are not only skinned, but
fleshed, and there is nothing left of them but their
bones. Will you call on the Boston aristocracy 1
Remember Massachusetts has cast off whiggery,
its fifteen gallon laws, and all its abominations.
Poor Connecticut Whiggery! its race is about run.
It has "no munitions of war," and no bank panic
to aid its juggling and impostures. The people
have found you out, and will no longer be cheated

by your bank humWgs or broken Regulators.-
They will cast yqu off like a vile garment, with
scorn and contempt. "There is a way that run-
neth well unto man,; but the ends thereof are the
ways of death."

The working man who interests himself in pol-
itics is hell up to ridicule by the aristocracy of
Europe, and in this, as in every thing else, the
would-be aristocracy of the United States are
;heir humble followers, but every freeman in the
U. States has, by the constitution of his country, a
trust confered upon him which he is ill.prepar-
ed to fulfil, without much reading and reflection
upon the subject of politics-in other words, with-
out becoming a politician.
Those who would discourage the working men
-the great body of American citizens from giving
their leisure to the study and discussion of poli-
tics, can have but one motive-they would unfit
them for a faithful discharge of a trust, of which,
they would gladly relieve them. The few are al-
ways ready to take upon themselves the burden of
public affairs, and they are careful never to inter-
rupt the labors of the mass of the people, by calling
upon them for counsel and advice. It is another
burden that they would impose upon working
men-the burden of taxes. England, which is
governed rather by an aristocracy than a monarch,
presents a striking instance cf the benefits which
the great body of the people derive from the wis-
dom of the few, to whom the management of pub-
lic affairs is committed; more than half of the
earningsof every working man is drawn from him
in one form and another in the shape of taxes;
every necessary of life is taxed enormously, not
excepting even the light of heaven. And the
workingman of England who so far interests him-
self in politics as to merit the name of politician,
is met at every turn with "the weapons of ridicule,
-more formidable to the truly sensitive, than the
Our pilgrim fathers were politicians in the true
acceptation of the term-that is, they were "skill-
ed in the science of government" greatly in ad-
vance of the age in which they lived. The labors
of the field and the work shop were found not in-
compatible with the conduct of public affairs.-
The wisdom displayed in the discharge of legisla-
tive, judicial, and executive duties by our pilgrim
fathers-men who devoted the greater portion of
their time to severe labor with their hands, has
commanded the admiration of the wise and good
of every succeeding generation. Instructed and
strengthened by this example, the workingmen of
the era of our revolution dared to be politicians;
and thus doubly fortified those of the present day,
will scarce be frightened from their duty by any
weapons which a heartless aristocracy can wield
whether of ridicule, or of tempered steel.
In Massachusetts where the workingmen tame-
ly suffered themselves to be taunted with their un-
fitness for legislation, and withdrew their "huge
paws from the Statute book," surrendering it into
the hands of the taper fingered aristocracy-
seven hundred acts out of nine hundred, made
for the exclusive benefit of that aristocracy, and
the expenses of the State government doubled
within a few years, would seem to admonish them
once more to become politicians like their revolu-
tionary faters, who refused to take their "huge
paws" fromr'the Statute, when even threatened by
the whole power of the British empire.
It is a well known fact, that in almost every por-
tion of the earth, a few men, by making a trade
and mystery of politics, contrive to draw from
working men more than half their earnings; and
can it be supposed that our country is wanting in
men disposed to avail themselves of the same ad-
vantageI No! and we find those men here, as
elsewhere, continually seeking for special grants
of power, not if we will believe them, so much for
their own interest and advantage, as to enable them
thereby to promote the public prosperity. Kings
reign under the same plausible pretext. The first
concession of inequality of rights is the corner
stone of an edifice, of which, the concentration of
all power in the hands of one man is the finishing
stroke. The first grant of unequal power, forms
a precedent for the next, until all is granted, or un-
til the recipients, thus armed, become too strong to
be resisted, and take the residue by force.
The theory of our government presumes every
freemen to be a politician-to comprehend the na-
ture and value of his rights; and if such be the
fact, he will not surrender them in whole nor in
part, but will resist the slightest encroachments
from what quarter soever it may be attempted.
It is only by making himself a politician in the
true sense of the term, that the American citizen
can be qualified to discharge with fidelity the du-
ties incumbent upon him; to him a portion of the
supreme power is confided, and it should be his
highest pride to transmit it unimpaired to his pos-
terity. Not him alone who aspires to public em-
ployments, but the millions who never hold nor as-
pire to office, should be equally politicians-exam-
ine both sides of every question agitated before the
public-think freely and discuss boldly,-and when
in doubt, the safe course is "to lean to the side of
liberty, and take part with the oppressed."

Distribution and Taxation.
The federalists under all their disguises and as-
sumed names display, in their acts, their true prin-
ciples. We find them now, as in the days of
Hamilton, the advocate of a complicated govern-
ment-the friends of consolidation and excessive
A project is on foot to make the States depend-
ant on the General Government. A distribution
scheme is on foot, making the general government
the almoner of the States. We have from .the
federalists, who now call themselves "wehigs," this
proposition, which, in its tendency, is as direct to-
wards consolidation as any scheme projected by
Hamilton-not excepting the United States Bank,
or the funding system.
It is proposed to take money from the National
Treasury, where it is now used for national pur-
poses, in supporting the army and navy, in execu-
ting treaties, in paying pensioners, and the execu-
tive and judicial officers of government, &c.--and
to distribute this money to the States where it will
be dissipated in Rail Road projects and other vis-
ionary absurdities. The vacuum in the treasury,
which will be occasioned by this distributing

scheme, were it adopted, is to be supplied by taxa-
Money is to be taken from the National Treasu-
ry to be distributed to the States and the people are
to be taxed to make it up. This is "whiggery,"
undisguised whiggery. These are the principles
of Alexander Hamilton and the early federalists,
who exerted themselves for a strong consolidated
government; a monarchy like that of Great
Britain. Taxation and Distribution are insepara-
ble. It is impossible to have Distribution without
Taxation. The federalists have undertaken to
guild their bait-to deceive the people respecting
it. They call it a distribution of the avails of the
Public Lands. Those avails now go into the na-
tional treasury like the revenue from customs.--.w
Supposing that the bait be changed. That the re-
ceipts from the customs are taken and distriuded.
This is a much larger amount than the avails of
the public lands, and all the citizens of the United
States are equally interested. The receipts from
the customs are as much lor the benefit of all, as
the avails of the public lands.
Federalism!I disguise yourself as you will, still
are you Federalism. In this artful sceme to de-
ceive the ignorant into the consolidation scheme
of Alexander Hamilton and his disciples, we have
a true exhibition of unadulterated federalism.-
The name of "whig" does not alter its character.
It is anti-democratic. Its tendency is to oppress
the people, and undermine the-principles of liber-
ty. Thekcheme is worthy of Webster, Dwight,
and the Hartford Conventionists. It comes re-
commended by English bankers, who have fed
Webster. But they do not estimate the intelli.

gene and discernment of thepeople, when they
think them so ignorant as 'to be imposed upon by
this scheme fo tax them, under the delusive garb
of distributing the money to the States.

We have been put in possession of the Whig
"&Secret Circular" for 1840. This scheme ofdark-
ness, for organizing their forces-oppressing the
people-depriving electors who ate too honest to
be bought or controlled, of their rights, is charac-
teristic of the party. Can any one be surprised
that Whiggery shuns the light-that it steals in
silence and gloom around the State-debasing it-
self to the most: infamous and unholy purposes I
This Circular was got up in Hartford; the super-
scription is in the hand writing of apensioned sti-
pendiary of the Hartford junto-a fellow who is
employed by them to electioneer, and whose time
is devoted, exclusively, to that object. For years,
the stockholders of the Hartford Bank were made
to pay for his electioneering services. Turned
out of that institution, when his obnoxious conduct
had finally become insufferable, he is now sup-
ported in his dirty work, by subscription. The
"Whig" organization What is it I Read over
their SECRET orders, Independent Electors, and
tell us what there is manly or honorable in them.
See the fear of the people, manifested through
this infamous order! I They direct the Select
Men, where they are Federal, to appoint the pre-
siding officer-not to permit the people to have any
voice in it. They direct that no electorbe allowed
to vote if his name is not registered. The soldier
of the Revolution, who has been fifty years a vo-
ter, and who fought and bled for freedom, is to be
deprived of his rights by the odious "Whig" law
of the last session, and the sy"Whig".3 author-
ities tell how to execute it.
Our crowded columns do not permit us to notice
this thing at the length we could wish this week.
We give the Circular in full:
"The Town Committee, to appoint as many
persons for assistant Committee-men in his town
as is necessary, at least three in each school dis-
trict, and no one to be appointed who does not feel
willing to attend to ALL the duties named in his
INSTRUCTIONS. It is very desirable to have
a large proportion of young men on this Commit-
"The entire Committee in each town to be filled
up immediately, and proceed at once to obtain and
complete by the 15th of February, a perfect list o01
the names of every elector in such town, distin-
guishing those who are for us, or against us, or
doubtful. Their names to be entered alphabetical-
ly on a book, to be kept for that purpose. Every
proper influence used to draw him to the right
side. While this list is taking, obtain a list of the
names of all our friends whocan be made new vo-
ters in April next, speak to them Now, and ascer-
tain if more new electors cannot be found: the ag-
gregate number of Whigs, Van Buren men, and
doubtful, in each town, and the number of Whigs,
whocan be made new voters at the next election,
return as soon as completed to the County Com-
mittee. Have the list of the names of the Whig
voters in each town completed, and perfected be-
fore the election, for your own use, and regard
yourselves as responsible for bringing to the polls
every man whom you return as one of our friends,
so that your actual vote shall show how faithfully
you have performed your duty. If we can but
make the Town Committees responsible for as
many votes as they shall return voters, the State
will be safe.
"One other consideration is of importance.-
There are in all our country towns many aged
persons who do not usually attend the polls, and
many who have no means of conveyance to get
there, who remain at home-many live so remote
from the place of election, particularlyy in towns
of several parishes,) that they never go. These
evils must be remedied-and the only remedy is to
see that conveyances are provided for all those
who have none, and that however distant a person
may reside from the place of election, he be seen
personally, and induced to attend.
"From the list of names to be made out in each
town, see that every elector is SEEN and CONVERSED
WITH PERSONALLY, beforehand, and that arrange-
ments are made to get all there.
"As the Town Committees, if they do their du-
duty, will have a complete alphabetical list of all
the Whigs whose names are entered on the Regis-
try lIst, they should on the day of election be pres-
ent at the polls with their list, and f-check the
%iame of every WhigJ, as he votes; and several
hours before the closing of the poll for State offi-
cers, send after all Whig absentees who have not
voted-these can be ascertained from the names
on your list which remain unchecked. Let not a
vot be lost. Carriages and other conveyances
should be provided beforehand, for this purpose.
"If any Whig elector has removed from your
town to any other town in the State since April
last, please send to such person his certificate; or
give information of the fact to the County Com-
mittee for your County, who will see that it is
communicated to the Town Committee where the
person resides.
"The Registry law, if fairly executed, will be
a great protection against illegal voting, and InrNO
ISTRY LIST..!1 As there may be some applica-
tions on the day of election to have names enter-
ed, a challenging committee should be appointed in
every town, to be present at the polls during the
day, and with the Selectmen when any such appli-
cations are heard, to see that no name as improper-
ly entered. The Election law in the Statute of
1839, sect. 16, page 197, provides that the electors
shall lay their ballots on the lid of the ballot box,
and that they shall be put into the box by the pre-
siding officer. It is important that this be attend-
ed to, because in some towns the practice has been
to allow the electors to put their ballots into the
box, and many have in this manner put in more
than one vote.
In regard to appointing the moderator of the
Electors meeting, the Statute at page 192, sect. 2d,
gives the power of appointing him to the Select-
men and Town Clerk. Wherever there are
Whig town officers, this power should be exercis-
ed. It is always exercised by our opponents, where
they have the power, and it is practiced univer-
sally in this vicinity.
"As by the Election laws, the electors can vote
for all ofcers but Representatives, on one ticket
and at one ballot, the Town Committees will pro-
vide an ample supply of printed whig tickets for
their several towns. The law also provides that
the poll for the State ticket, shall at all events, be
opened by 11 o'clock, A. M., and may be opened
earlier, and shall continue open till 5 o'clock,P. M.
and that there shall be a separate box for Repre-
sentatives. It would be of oREAT ADVANTACE if ev-
ery town which had the power by the new law,
would vote for the State ticket, and Representatives
at once going round, because there would be much
less room for fraud, as ONE CHECK on the Registry
list would apply to the whole. The law alluded
to, gives towns which elect two Representatives
the power to agree at a town meeting, specially
warned for the purpose, (by a vote of two-thirds)
to vote for their two Representatives on one piece
of paper, atone balloting, and in this manner the
poll for Representatives, and for the State ticket,
can be opened and closed together. Should there

be no choice of Representatives, a meeting is to be
held on the next Monday. Hartford and New Ha-
ven, and other towns, have already, unanimously,
adopted this mode of voting, and other large towrV
willdo the same. In Hartford, for instance, we
have one box for State officers, and one for Rep-
resentatives, the ballots are put into each box, at
once going round, and the name checked. So far
as this practice can be generally adopted, it is ear-
nestly recommended.

INSTRUCTIONS respecting the EXECU-
TION of the REGISTRY LAW, so far as
the TOWN COMMITTEES are concerned,
which are commended to your SPECIAL AT-

fl"Also, ANOTHER PAPER, containing the
REGISTRY LAW, accompanied by remarks
which have received the sanction of legal gentle-
men. shewing how it may be legally and impar-
tially executed. With this, the Selectmen in every
town should be acquainted.
"The Whigs of Connecticut have every thing
to encourage them to put forth all their energies
for the coming contest. We have the example of
the great EmpireState to encourage us,-for she
continues firm and true to her Whig principles.-
We have the power and, the disposition to defeat
our opponents, and to give as large a majority as
in 1838; but let us all understand, that it cannot be
done, unless we have the aid and active co-opeta-
tion of every Whig County and Town Committee
in the State in carrying into full effect our organ-
ization. Indeed, every Whigmusthe made to feel
that he has much to do, and that he much,
for the cause-and no individual is so humble but
be can influence at least one vote. It is an easy
thing to talk, tn general terms, that we are safe
and shall eei mainly defeat our opponents, and in-
",d we think so-but their defeat, has got to be

brought about by working, and using the most ac-
tive and persevering exertions, from this time till
April next. We may have meeting after meeting
got up, and resolutions passed, and speeches made;
but all this does little good, unless every Whig will
take hold and work, and make sacrifices for the good
of the great cause.
"Our friends must remember that the political
battle for the next campaign, will be more severely
contested than any former one, and they must be
prepared for it in time. As it will be the last one
which precedes the Presidential election of No-
vember, 1840, and as it will probably decide that,
in this State, we may rest assured, from facts al-
ready, known to us, that it will be so. In prepar-
atory measures, our opponents have already had
one State Convention, and they're now getting up
another, denominated a Young Men's Loco Foco
State Convention. One object is, to effect a more
perfect organization, which they will no doubt
accomplish. They are taking every measure to
extend the circulation of their newspapers, gratu-
itously and otherwise. Their papers have publish-
ed accounts of the result of the town meetings,
which are utterly untrue, and this has been done
for effect-the fact is, they were entirely disap-
pointed in the town elections, the Whigs having
carried a decided majority of the towns-and more
than they did in April last. They are also boldly
and confidently asserting that they will certainly
carry the State next spring. Such assertions they
made with equal confidence respecting the two last
elections, and we trust they will all prove equally
untrue. These things are proclaimed by them to
encourage their own party, hoping that they will
believe them; and we here name them, that our
friends may be prepared tor them. The truth is,
the Whig cause never stood better in Connecticut,
than it does at this time, and nothing is wanting
to sustain it, but the active energies of its friends.
"The Whigs of Connecticut still remember the
insult cast upon them by John M. Niles, when he
said "It is impossible for the Whigs to make another
similar effort next year. You might as well burn
over stubble land two years in succession." They
have already burnt it over twice, and we believe
they will do it again. In April last the Whig
candidate for Governor received 26,591 votes,
being 702 less than in 1838, but 5,083 more than he
received in 1837; while the Loco Foco candidate
received 2421 more than he received in 1838, yet it
was only 242 more than he received in 1837. We
can and must poll as many at least in April next
as we did in 1838. Let every town endeavor to
increase its Whig vote. It must be remembered
that every vote counts-and a gain of twenty voles
to a town will make 2760. So important is our
next election viewed without the State, that pecu-
niary means in abundance will be furnished to our
opponents to aid their operations. They are also
calculating on the passage of the Sub-Treasury
bill to aid them, and they will doubtless make the
most of it, should it pass.
"The number of ballots in the ballot boxes
should be counted to ascertain whether it agrees
with thie number of names checked on the Registry
"The Presidential nomination is now made, and
all parts of our country receive it with a unanim-
ity which has never attended any former nommna
lion, since the days of Washington; and we have
the most satisfactory evidence for believing that our
candidate will be elected by the people. Ournext
election will decide whether Connecticut will sus-
tain it."

Using the Public Money.
We are glad to see the truth get into the Cour-
ant and among the federalists, though it be by ac-
cident. "Honesty" quotes a paragraph from the
Indiana Whig Address, stating that one John
Spencer was a receiver-was a bankrupt when
appointed to office; but "by the use of the public
money-by speculating upon and shaving the peo.
ple, he has accumulated a large fortune." For
years the federalists have been engaged in inces-
sant opposition to Mr. Van Buren, because he ad-
vised that the public money should not be used
under any circumstances-that to use it should be
made a penitentiary offence. Oh, said the "honest"
federalists of the Courant and their associates,
Mr. Van Buren would lock up the public money
from the people. He wants to have the govern-
ment hoard up the money and not let it be used.
These have been the arguments used by the feder-
alists. We are glad to see them abandoning their
ground. We are glad to see them, though re-
luctantly, paying involuntary tribute to the sound-
ness of the doctrines urged by Mr. Van Buren.
We shall soon find them supporting the Independ-
ent Treasury. They have silenced their groans
about a National Bank. They are already con-
verts, so far as to begin to oppose the "use of the
public money." Comeon, gentlemen. Come on.

"Martin Van Buren turned Slave dealer."
A statement under this imposing caption was
published in the "Patriot and Democrat," and has
from there been transferred to the federal papers
here and abroad. "Of the truth of the statement"
the editor publishing it said,"there could be no
doubt." Had the statement been confined to that
paper, such is its character, that no one would take
the trouble to contradict it, but having been endor-
sed by others, a gentleman of this city addressed
. a lineto Judge Judson, and received from him the
following answer:
CANTERBURY, Ct., Feb. 13, 1840.
SIa-I have this moment received your note of
the llth instant, inclosing a paragraph from the
Patriot and Democrat, of Saturday last, headed,
"Martin Van Buren turned Slave dealer." And
you desire me to inform you, "whether the Pre-
sident addressed me a letter, recommending and
urging me to order the Africans (of the Amistad)
to be taken back to Havana, to be there sold as
slaves; whether he addressed me any letter to in-
fluence my opinion, in the case of the Amistad;
or ever made to me, directly or indirectly, any
suggestion or sentiment, which in my opinion
were disgraceful to the high station of the Presi-
In answer to these inquiries, I assure you, that
I have never received any letter from the Presi-
dent, on any subject whatever, since I have held the
office of District Judge; and should hope the de-
cision given in that case, might furnish ample
evidence that no such influence had operated upon
my mind. Your ob't. ser't.,
Of statements as false and groundless as this,
are the assaults on the President. There is not a
shadow on which to found this charge. And
what was the object of those who fabricated and
circulated the falsehood ? Was it to disseminate
truth to their readers; or was ita shameless resort
to the vilest falsehood in order if possible to injure
Mr. Van Buren'? Such is the warfare on the Pre-
sident-such the attacks on a virtuous public of-
Will the editors who published the falsehood
be as ready to publish the truth, now that they
have Judge Judson's letter ?

g3"WtLLtAM C. RtvEs, has been unable to se-
cure an election in Virginia. His career is run,
and he has now time to ponder over the past.-
For a time he deceived many who confided in him
-who were reluctant to believe that he had aban-
doned his faith-deserted his principles, and apos-
tatized from his party. But with all his tergiver-

stations, and his subtle treachery, he is at length
known. One after another left him, until there
were but four out of one hundred and sixty-six
members in the Virginia Legislature, to stand by
him and two of them declared they would not sup-
port him, if they supposed he would oppose the ad-
ministration of Mr. Van Buren.
Mr. Rives has been greatly overrated as a man
-and in his political itifluence. Disappointed that
he was not made Vice President, and ambitious
beyond his judgement, he has exposed his true
character. The whigs as usual, were ready tore-
ward his apostacy; but hlie has been used up before
getting his reward. Thecourseof Win. C. Rives
is run.

1f-The federalists relied, more particularly,
upon the instructions relating to LABORERS,
in their "Secret Panic Circular," for effect. Ac-
cording to their "Secret Circular" this year, the
Registry Law is the principal string to be pulled.
Laborers must not, however expect to escape
Federal vengeance-the old system of coercion
will be continued, and the ["whig".U motto of
"vote thewhig ticket, or starve," acted upon wher-
ever it can be done with effect.

The Florida Indians continue their depreda-
tions. About three weeks since, ten or fifteen of
them attacked the house of Mr. Harlan, on the
Apilachicola, and inhumanely butchered Mr. H.
and two ofhischildren. A daughter of Mr. Row-
leu was carried off by them.

rb'The federalists are doing all in their power
to prevent the transaction of public business in
Congress. In the Senate, where the democrats
have a decided majority, the public business has
been despatched with celerity; but in the House,
where the parties are nearly equal, nothing has
been done. Mr. Jones, who was the democratic
candidate for Speaker, has been trying for a fort-
night to get through a bill appropriating money to
pay the old pensioners; but the federalists have
prevented its passage thus far.
V-,The federalists have never yet explained the
reason for passing a law last spring respecting the
sale of ardent spirits-which they have this win-
ter nullified or neglected. What was the object of
that law I We should be glad of an explanation
from Gov. Ellsworth, or some of the leaders. No
party but the lying, hypocritical whig party would
pass laws, and then abandon them for fear they
would hurt the party. Whiggery is a stench in
the nostrils of an honest or moral man. It is sig-
nificant of pollution and baseness.
J-Last year the federalists sent the Bank Run-
ner to this office for the purpose of obtainining, or
preventing the publication of their "Secret Panic
Circular." True to the order of his keepers, he
came here and spent nearly half an hour, endeav-
oring to suppress the abominable thing. As these
SECRET ORDERS are issued annually, the fed-
eralists may be induced to try the same game
again this year. We can show them the Circular
if they will call at any time during the present
week. It is the mate to that of 1838.

3The breaking of the United States Bank, and
the disasters inflicted by that rotten system upon
the country, have stopped manufacturers and
thrown, according to estimates which we have
seen in the papers, one fourth of the population of
the country out of employment. In England the
derangement is said to be even greater. Yet these
broken and bankrupt banks and their desperate al-
lies, the federalists, would charge their own dis-
honesty and its consequences upon the adminis-
tration. The Bank ofEnglaud and the wild specu-
lations there are attributed by all parties to the
right cause, and the people here understand it,
notwithstanding the efforts of the federalists. We
must have the Independent Treasury and a reform
of the abuses of banking, to correct the evils and
derangements that exist.

01That new trick of the Federalists, cloaked
under a "Convention of the Mechanics and Man-
ufacturers," to be held in Middletown the present
month, should be avoided by all Democrats. It is
nothing but a political move of the Gullables.-
They are desperate, and resort to every conceiva-
ble means to sustain their sinking cause. Let the
Democrats beware of their trickery.
"We have every reason to believe that the old
democratic county of Fairfield, will give a de.
mocratic (not loco foco) majority of 1000 at the
next election."-Courant.
There I Theodore Dwight didn't write that.
It must have been some of the smaller fry-either
Charley, Smellfungus, Davies, or the Governor's
Nose of Wax.-who think that they can make po-
litical capital by stealing the name of "Democrat."
The term "Whig" is used up-and here is "Char-
ley's" new title: "Hartford-Convention-Striped-
Pig-Blue-Federal-Whig.Democrat"! We'll bet
a sixpence that Charley can't speak the name with-
out twisting his head off!

We understand from various towns that the Ar-
istocracy have raised purses to hire men to attend
Ihe federal Convention next week. That theyof-
fer to bring here, and to bear all expenses of those
who will come. This is characteristic of whig-
gery. It is to be no movement of patriotism-no
impulse of honest feeling-but a few large purses
of old aristocrats are to collect together with mo-
swy as many as they can influence. It was said
by a federal leader in Vermont, that "the rich
man's money is a fair offset for the poor man's
blood"-and the federal leaders of Connecticut,
think that their money is a fair offset tothe immor-
tal mind.

From the Norwich Courier.
"THE SECRET CIRCULAR."-We wish to know of
the editors of the Times and the Register,what has
become of their "Secret Circular," or its copy,
which was to have been forthcoming after the elec-
tion of last spring. Gentlemen of such extraordi..
nory veracity as those editors will surely favor us
with the one or the other. But is it not about time,
gentleman, to strike up that tune again? If that
will not do, conjure up something of equal consist-
ency with truth, and get some miserable loco foco
to make oath to its correctness. We ask you lor the
"Secret Circular."
The editor of the Norwich Courier and his as-
sociates, will read the "Secret Circular" for 1840,
in our columns of to-day. This fortunately is not
destroyed, and we have it with the superscription
in the hand writing of the Ex-Bank Runner, of
this city-the lying tool, who was most active in
getting up the "Secret Circular" of 1833, and who
was most busy in denying its existence. Perhaps
the Norwich aristocracy or the federal junto may
find some miserable lying federal-whig, to deny
the existence of their Secret Circular this year,
as was the case with that of 1838. We shall see.
Ij'-Will the federal papers inform us of the
amount of money which they proposed to appro-
priate from the public treasury last spring-the
bills lor which are continued tothe next session of
the General Assembly. These are important
questions to thefreemen, and on whichthey should
be informed. The sum is said to be about forty
thousand dollars!

3i-The young whiggies of Maine, tried bard to
get up a large Young Men's Convention, last week,
to respond to the Harrisburg nomination; but it
proved an entire failure-it was a "hard cider"
j3" S. L. PiTKtN, Esq., has resigned the office of
President of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank,
of this city, on account of ill health.
In-Davies, the Professor of boxing, is making
himself ridiculous concerning the Public Lands.
The boys are laughing at his division.
A LARGE HoG.-Mr. Rufus Crane, of East
Windsor, slaughtered a pig 7 months old, on the
12th inst., that weighed three hundred and twenty

nr"Honesty" says he is "glad" that the News
and Advertiser has raised the flag of Van Buren
and Niles. What a fib!

Accounts from Peru, of 7th December,state that
business in Lima was at a stand, owing to the un-
settled state of affairs.
A slight shock of an earthquake was felt at St.
Louis, on the 30ih ult.
Thirty four of the Banks in Michigan,owe that
State a million and a half of dollars.
A bill has been passed in the Texas Legislature,
to pay its members in specie.
A resolution has passed the Legislature of Ten-
nessee, to remove the seat of government from
Nashville to Murfreesborough.
James H. Starr has been appointed Secretary of
the Texian treasury.
An attempt was made, a short time since, to fire
the Farmer's Bank at Petersburg, Va.
Senor Ruiz, who was confined some time since
in New York, at the instance of the Abolitionists,
was released on the llth inst.
The ice in the Sound has broken up, and the
New Haven Boats have resumed their regular
Gen. Jackson was escorted from the boat to the
residence of Gov. Polk, by a large number of the
members of the Tennessee Legislature, on his
arrival at Clarksville, from New Orleans.
The Housatonic Railroad has been completed
from Bridgeport to New Milford, and cars have
commenced running between the two places.

.Black Hatk.-It is stated in the Burlington,
Iowa, Gazette, that the grave of the,.celebrated In-
dian Chief, Black Hawk, has been plundered, and
his bones carried off. It was probably the work
of some person, who intended to speculate in the
bones of an old Indian I
The bill repealing the fifteen gallon law in
Massachusetts, has received the signature of Govuy.
The water in the Alleghany, Monongahela, and
Ohio rivers, was represented to. be very high on
the 10th inst. ..
The chain bridge across thie Potomac river, has
been carried away by the ice.
Governor of Virginia.-Thomas W. Gilmer,
(fed.) was elected Governor by the Legislature of
Virginia, on the Ilth inst., for three years from
the 4th of March next, by a majority of 1. There
were eight ballotings.
The income of the Massachusetts State Prison,
during the past year, above its expenditures,
amounted to upwards of $4,600.
It is stated in a N. York paper, that within a
circuit of fifty miles of Lancaster, Pa., there are
one hundred and two iron manufactories, and
one hundred and forty-two flouring mills. The
latter manufacture five millions of bushels in
A highway robbery was committed on a dry
goods pedler in Herkimer county, N. Y., on the
5th instant, by two men, and about $100 taken
from him.
The Boston Medical Journal says-"Cases of
small pox have finally crept along from Boston
to the west side of the Green Mountains, in Ver-
mont. Several teamsters from Vermont and
New Hampshire, returned home and died with
the disease, before the character of it was fairly
The Legislature of Tennessee has rescinded the
resolution removing the seat of government from
Nashville to Murfreesborough.
The Wheeling Gazette of Feb. 12th says, "the
Ohio river is much higher than it has been since
the great flood of 1822."
A fire broke out in the stable adjoining the Sor-
rel Horse Hotel, in Columbia, Pa., on the 15th
inst., which consumed seventeen horses.
A terrible conflagration occurred in the city of
Mexico, on the night of the 27th ult.
Small Pox.-TiThere were eight deaths by small
pox in Boston during the last week.

IMr. Bancroft's Lecture will be published in
pamphlet form, in the course of two weeks.
l-We have not yet received Mr. Trumbull's

The Blood Hounds.
The inhabitants of Florida have, for their own
security, imported blood hounds from Cuba. I am
one of those hard-hearted fellows, that think the
deed not only justifiable, but cohimendable. If
others differ from me I am sorry for it. One of
your citizens whose feelings have been lacerated
by this horrible importation of blood hounds, keeps
a famous Bull Dog, which is quite as savage and
fierce as the Cuba dogs. On conversing with him
concerning the object of keeping his savage bull
dog, he says it isto keepof thieves. Now which is
the greatest crime, to keep dogs to protect your
Vemises from thieves-or for our countrymen in
lorida to protect themselves, their wives and
their children from, not only thieves, but murder-
ers. There.has been, already, more of our coun-
trymen murdered in that unhappy Territory, than
there are Indian warriors on the peninsula.-
Nearly every threshold, in that wide extent of
country, has been sprinkled with the blood of
peaceful women and harmless children. I have
looked in vain, in your Northern Whig prints for
one sigh of pity-one throb of sympathy for the
afflicted whites of that desolated district. Their
whole care seems to be for the negroes and in-
I have seen among your people a strange bewil-
derment concerning these blood hounds. It
would be barbarous," says some old lady in panta-
loons, "to let those blood hounds loose upon the
Indians, to hunt them down and cut them up."-
The Floridians would be ,reaitr granmie; than
their heartless Northern countrymen, were they
to let their hounds loose upon the Indians. The
Indians would like no better sport than this. In
three hours they would destroy every dog turned
out upon their trail. They would shoot them
down faster than the hounds could come up-and
laugh as they escaped at the folly of such a trick.
No Sir. The Floridians have imported those
hounds for their own defence. Whether they will
be used in service or not, I am unable to say; but
I trust our gallant army will avail themselves ol
such assistance. Let the officers, when out on ser-
vice, take one or more hounds to scent the track-
to trail the Indians. These hounds they would
not permit to run at large, but hold by a leach.-
In this way they could trace the Florida banditti,
composed of negroes, half-breeds and indians-
as blood-thirsty and blood-stained outlaws and pi-
rates as ever infested any country.
Blood hounds have been used in civilized Eu-
rope to scourge the banditti there-a banditti less
cruel, less ferocious, less criminal than the hell
hounds who have deluged Florida in blood. Neith-
er the Alps nor the Appenines, nor the Pyrinnee s
have ever been afflicted with such remorseless
and cruel murderers as our countrymen at the
South. Itis desirable that every company that
goes forth should take at least two blood hounds
in leaches, to scent out these rascalS, an&dif any
man opposes it, I commend him, his wife and chil-
dren to the tender mercies of those bloody assas-
sins. ST. MARKS.
Extract from a letter, dated
NORTH GRANSa, 14th Feb.
"The Patriot and Democrat is as plenty among
us, as the Lice were in Egypt in olden times-and
quite as disgusting to the people generally."
Brighton Market--Monday, Feb. 1 7.
At market, 365 Beef Cattle, 10 Cows and Calves,
325 Sheep.
PRtCES.-Beef Cattle-We quote first quality,
$6,75; second quality, $6,25 a $6,50; third quality,
$5,25 a $5,75.
Cows and Calves-A few sales only were noticed,
$28, 30, and $35.
Sheep--We quote lots at $2,75, $3,25, $4,00, $4,50,
and $5,00.
Swine-None at market.-Daily Advertiser.

New York Cattle Market, Feb. 17.
At market, 1050 head of Beef Cattle, including
400 left last week; 130 from the South, 75 from the
East, balance from this State-65 Milch Cows and
1175 Sheep.
Toe Beef market wis about the same as last
week; the sales reached' to 750 head at $6 to $9;
making an average of $71 the 100 Ibs.
Milch Cows-Were all sold a' 12',5, 35, $40,
and $45 each.
Sheep--There was some improvement in price,
and all sold at $2j, $31, and $6, each.
Hay--Sales by the load at 60 to 75 ems the 100
Ibs; market well supplied, and sales dull.
Jour. of CoOT.

THE MARKET-Cotton and Flour are quiet, and
so i the marketgenerally.-Jour. of Com.,Feb.20.

In Somers, Mr. Samuel Chapin, of Wilbraham,
Mass., to Miss Harriet N. Cady.
In Groton, on the 10th inst., Guy C. Stoddard,
Esq., of Ledyard, to Miss Abby Latham.
In New London, on the 9th inst., Mr. Henry
Martin, of Chatham, Mass., to Miss Fanny Coff-
In Van Buren, N. Y., on the 12th inst., by Rev.
Mr. Storer, of Syracuse, Adonijah White M. D.,
to Miss Lucia H. Dow, of Coventry, Ct.
In Derby, by Rev. Mr. Burhans, Theodore Tre-
vett, Esq., of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., to Miss Eliza-
beth, daughter of the late William Meeker, Esq.,
of Brookfield.
In this city, on the 16th inst., Miss Nancy Pratt,
aged 51. i
In this city, on the 15 inst., Mr. Kaled Ellis
Sumner, aged 26, formerly of Charlet..wr,,N.H.
to which place his remains were, carried for in-
terment. Mr. S. was son of the late Frederick A.
Sumner, Esq. of Charlestown, was a graduate of
Dartmouth College, and after attending to the
study of law, for about one year, was compelled to
relinquish it in consequence of ill health, for a
more active life. He came to this city about one
and a half years ago, where he has since been in
active employment-mingling but little in society,
and of course forming but few acquaintances,
which few deeply lament and b minpeihize with a
fond mother, brothers, sisters, and numerousother
relatives and friends, in being thus early bereft of
his society.-- Co .
In Somers, Mi-s Hannah H. Sexton, aged 25,
daughter of Mr. Daniel Sexton; Mrs. Hannah
Wood, wife of Capt. Asa Wood, aged 75.

In Berlin, on the 9th inst., Mrs. Lois, wife cf
Mr. Amos Kirby, aged 65. In the death of Mrs.
Kirby, community, and especially her family have
lost one that was endeared to them by every chris-
tian virtue. May we all imitate her worthy exam-
ples, and adopt her maxim through life, that is,
"always endeavorto do our duty as far as we know
it, and enjoy the present, not looking forward with
anxious forebodings, nor back with useless re-
In Danbury, on the 8th inst., Mr. Thomas Ben-
edict, aged 81.
In Brookfield, Joseph Hatch, aged 88-a revolu-
tionary soldier.
In North Stamford, Mr. Abisba Weed, aged 98
-a revolutionary pensioner.
In New London, on the 25th nult., Mrs. Nancy
Snow, wife of the late Mr. Francis Snow, of Leb-
anon, aged 51; on the 3d inst., Mrs. Deborah
Forbes, formerly of Groton, aged 87.
In Branford, on the 26th ult., Mr. Horace A.
Bradley, formerly of New Haven, aged 26.
In Avon, Livingston Co., N. Y., Mr. Clement
Bishop, formerly of Montville, New London Co.,
Conn., aged 92. Mr. Bishop was a soldier of the
revolution, and had command of a company of
minute men at the time New London was burnt.

Will be open every Evening, (Wednesdays and
Sunday excepted,) from 5 to 10 o'clock.
Vigilance Committee.
A meeting of the Democratic General Commit-
tee of Vigilance, will be held at the Democratic
Reading Room, on SATURDAY EVENING,
22d inst., at 7 o'clock precisely, instead of Friday
Evening, 21st, as previously notified. A general
and punctual attendance is particularly requested.
S. B. GRANT, Chairman.
R. H. PHELPS, Secretaries.
GEo. D. MORtAN, Secretaries.
Feb. 19.
East Hartford.
The Democrats of East Hartford, one and all
are requested to meet at Phelps' Hotel, on Monday
evening, Feb. 24, at early candle light, for the pur-
pose of making preparations for the spring elec-
tion. Per order of Town Committee.
Feb. 21.
Farmin gton.
The Democratic Republicans of Farmington
are requested to meet at the Town Hall, on Fri-
day, the 28Lh inst., at 6 o'clock, P. M., to organize
for the Spring campaign, and to do any business
that mnay come before the meeting. A punctual
attendance is requested.
Feb. 18. Per order Town Com't.

1-The Club meets every Thursday Evening
at the Democratic Reading Room. A prompt and
general attendance of the members is requested.
R. H. PHELPS, Ree. Sec'y.
LONG BRICK STORE--March 2d, 1840.
W E, the subscribers, shall take pleasure on
the above mentioned day, to present to our
immense host of customers, thIe largest and most
splendid assortment of PAPER HANGINGS
offered for sale in this or any other city. Having
had long experience in the business, and possess-
ing all the requisite facilities in the purchase of
this article, so that no one on second thought will
ever think of making their selections from any
other establishment in this city-(the manufactu-
rers not excepted.) Persons in want of this article
the coming season, will do themselves a great ser-
vice, and at the same time much oblige the sub-
scribers, by calling. J. G. SMITH & CO.
Feb. 22. [9] under Gilman's Saloon.
ROAD STOCK.-A few shares of this
valuable stock, and which must rapidly increase
in value, is offered for sale at a low price, to raise
the cash. HUDSON & PUTNAM.
Feb. 22. 9
*il IT' HE subscriber respectfully informs
'-!_ J .l E the citizens of Hartford, andi the
public generally, that lie has taken the well known
Tavern stand, at the foot of Ferry street, recently
occupied by Mr. J. Steele, and having fitted it up
in good style, is now ready to accommodate his
friends and the public, with every convenience
and comfort that is usually found in similar es-
tablishments. His bar is furnished with the best
of liquors, and his larder supplied with all the va-
rieties of flesh and fish which the market affords.
With ample accommodations, good stabling, and
a determination, on his part, to render pleasant the
sojourn of those who may favor him with a call,
the undersigned confidently believes that his Ho-
tel will receive a liberal share of patronage.
Hartford, Feb. 21. 9
S WELLING HOUSE No. 32, occu-
J SjL pied by Mr. T. Spencer. South side
Pearl street, next east of Mrs. Hatch's corner, be-
longing to the estate of the hte Miss Martha Rog-
ers, deceased.
This property will be sold at Auction, on the
premises, on FRIDAY, the 28(hday of February,
instant, at 3 o'clock P. M.
Also at Auction in East Granby.
The Dwelling House and land lately occupied
by Mr. Allyn Winchell, near the Meeting House.
This is a pleasant place-good House, in an ele-
vated position, and about 9 acres of good land.
This will be sold at Auction, on the premises,
on FRIDAY, the 20th day of March next, at 2
o'clock P. M. #
Also at Auction in East Granbyl
The Dwelling House and land oconpied by
Grove Griswold, Esq., north of the Meeting House,
This is also an eligible little place-small House,
about 12 acres of good land, wilh a fine Orchard
of early and winter fruit. SETH TERRY.
Hartford, Feb. 20. 4w9
I ITUATED in Berlin, (Worthington
11113 0Society.) Said estate consists of a
.Z!ZEL Two Story House, a large and conven-
ient Brick Shop, and 4 of an acre of land. Also,
two set of Blacksmith's Tools, in good repair.-
For further particulars, enquire of
Berlin, Feb. 22. 9
T H^ HE subscriber offers for sale the Farm
I on which he lives, situate in Granby,
," uHartford County, on the Granby Turn-
pike, 12 miles from Hartford, and three-fourths of
a mile from the large manufacturing village of
Tariffville, and within a few rods of a High
School and District School. The Farm contains
158 acres, lying together, with 3 Dwelling Houses,
suitable for tenants, besides the Mansion House,
four Farm Barns, one Horse Barn, Sheds, Corn,
Hog-house, &c. The Mansion House is large,
new, and th .r...2h-l i t ir.., ,.u.h,.,n, with ev-
ery improvement in and abouti it, such as yards,
garden, fruit trees, water by pipes and otherwise,
ice house, and other out-buildings to make it con-
venient and pleasant, and is a good situation for a
tavern, store, mechanic, or gentleman farmer.-!
The lard ms of a first rate soil, and the whole ofi

it in a high state of cultivation-bounding on the
Farminglon River, a part of it overflows, and is
very fertile ; there is no waste or poor land upon
it. The subscriber feels confident there is not a
more pleasant or desirable situation and Farm,
within the same distance of the city ol Hartford.
These lands and buildings are conveniently dlivi-
ded by a highway, and will be sold separately if
desired. A large part of the purchase money may
remain secured. The subscriber will also sell
with the above, any quantity of out land the pur-
chaser may wish, up to 300 acres.
Also, a very profitable and pleasant FARM, of
90 acres, with a convenient House and Barn, with-!
in one mile of the above, on a good road of travel.
Also for sale, or to exchange for property in
Connecticut, a FARM of 110 acres, in the Village
of Abbeville, 4 miles from Medina Court House,
Ohio, with a Dwelling House and improvements.
Gentlemen abroad, wishing for further infor-
mation respecting the above estate, are referred
to JEFFERY 0. PHELPS, Esq, Simsbury, or
the Overseer on the premises.
Granby, Feb. 22, 1840. 9

FIHE House No. 60 Windsor street,
ionj suitable for two families. Posses-
sion given the first of April.
Also, the Store house No. 11 Market street.
Inquire of A. B. STRONG & CO.
Feb. 21. 3t Dutch Point.
,.a HE Tavern House, No. 44 Talcott
1J street, known as the Steamboat Ho-
tel, now kept by William Vandall. Pos-
session given April 14t.
Also, the large and commodirous Store, No. 70
Commerce st. S. 4W. KELLOGG.
Feb. 5. law3t

T3HE Co-partnership heretofore existing under
the firm of J. SAVAGE & CO., is hereby
dissolved by mutual consent. Either of the part-
ners are authorised to settle the business of the late
Hartford, Feb..15, 1840. 3t

TH-IE subscribers have entered into partnership
under the firm of SAVAGE &CO., and will
transact the Grocery and Commission business, at
the si ore formerly occupied by J. Savage & Co.
They respectfully solicit a continuance of the
patronage of their friends and customers.
Hartford, Feb. 15, 1840. 3t
JOSEPH G. THOMPSON respectfully in-
forms the public that he has taken the shop
No. 26 Ferry street, next door west of Jones &
Denison's 5th Ward Hotel, where he will do his
best to please all who wish to be shared or have
their hair cut in the latest fashion.
Hartford, Feb. 10.
N pursuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BUREN,
President of the United States of America, do
hereby declare and make known, that publicsales,
will be held at the undernmentioned Land Offices,
in the State of Michigan, at the periods hereinafter
designated, to wit:
At the Land Office at lonia, commencing on
Monday, the eleventh day of May next, for the dis-
posal of the public lands within the limits of the
undermentioned townships, viz:
North of the base line, and west of the principal
Townships fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of
range three.
Townships thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen,
and seventeen, of range four.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range five.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range six.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range seven.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range eight.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range nine.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range ten.
At the same place, in continuation,commencing
on Monday, the twenty-fifth day of May next,
for the disposal of the public lands within the
limits of the undermentioned townships and frac-
tional townships, viz:
North of the base line, and west of the principal
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, except section
eighteen, in township thirteen, of range eleven.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, except section thir-
ty-five, in township thirteen, of range twelve.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range thirteen.
Townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,
sixteen, and seventeen, of range fourteen.
Townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,
sixteen, and seventeen, of range fifteen.
Townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,
sixteen, and seventeen, of range sixteen.
Townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,
sixteen, and seventeen, of range seventeen.
Fractional townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, bordering on Lake
Michigan, of range eighteen.
Fractional townships fourteen and fifteen, bor-
dering on Lake Michigan, of range nineteen.
At the same place, commencing on Monday,the
i'T'. *," 3 a of June next, for the disposal of the
public lands within the limits of the undermen-
tioned townships and fractional townships, viz:
North of the base line, and west of the principal
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range three.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range four.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range five.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range six.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range seven.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range eight.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range nine.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty,' of
range ten.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range eleven.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range twelve.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range thirteen.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range fourteen.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range fifteen.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range sixteen.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and fractional
township twenty, bordering on Lake Michigan, of
range seventeen.
Fractional townships eighteen, nineteen, and
twenty, bordering on Lake Michigan, of range
At the Land Office at Genesee, commencing on
Monday, the eleventh day of May next, for the dispo-
sal of the public lands within the limits of the
undermentioned townships, viz:
North of the base line, and west of th9 principal
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range one.
Townships seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, and
twenty, of range two.
At the Land Office at Detroit, commencing on
Monday, the eleventh day of May next, for the dis-
posal of the public lands within the limits of the
west half of township six north, of range thir.teen
east, of the principal meridian.
Lands appropriated, by law, for the use of schools,
military, or other purposes, will be excluded
from sale.
The sales will each be kept ..pen fi.r iw,,. a e.k>
(unless the lands are sooner hi.l.,.serl ,'. t .nid no
longer; andnoprivate entries jt lan.i, it thie i n-"
ships so offered, will be admitted until after the
expiration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washing-
ton, this sixth day of February, anno Domini.
1840. M. VAN BUREN.
By the President:
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Every person claiming the right of pre-emption
to any of the lands designated in the above procla-
mation, is requested to prove the same to the satis-
faction of the Register and Receiver of the proper
Land Office, and make payment therefore as soon
as practicable after seeing this notice, in order thai
the claim may be adjudicated by those officers
agreeably to law, in due time, prior to the day
appointed for the commencement of the public sale;
and all claims not duly made known and paid for
prior to the date aforesaid, are declared by law to
be forfeited. JAMES WHITCOMB,
10w9 Commissioner ol the General Land Office.

Of PUBLIC LAND SALES orde-ed at Bur-
lington, in the Territory of Iowa.
NOTICE is hereby given, that the public sale
of Lands ordered to take place at Burling-
ton, in the Territory of Iowa, commencing on
Monday, the 4th day of November nexi, by Proc-
lamation of the President of the United States,
bearing date the 2d of July last, is declared to be
postponed until, and will commence on, MON-
DAY, the NINTH day of MARCH next.
Notice is also given that the sale of the follow-
ing described Lands, ordered by the same Procla-
mation, to commence on Monday, the twenty-first
day of October next, is declared to be postponed
until, and will commence on, MONDAY, the
TWENTY-THIRD day of MARCH next, viz:
North of the base line and east of the fifth prin-
cipal meridian-Fractional Township seventy-
seven, of ranges one, two, and three.
North ofthe base line and west of the fifth prin-
cipal meridian-The fractional section six, in
fractional township seventy ; fractional township
seventy-one, seventy-two, seventy-three, and the
fractional section thirty-one, in fractional town-
ship seventy-four, of range one.
Fractional townships sixty-eight, sixty-nine,
and seventy; township seventy-three, and frac-
tional townships seventy-four, seventy-five, and
seventy-six, of range two.
Fractional township sixty-eight, townships sev-
enty-one, seventy-three, and seventy-four, of range
Fractional township sixty-seven, and townships
sixty-eight; seventy-four, seventy.five, seventy-
six, and seventy-seven, of range four.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washing-
ton, this 27th day of September, 1839.
By the President:
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Oct. 5. 3w lam til2d mat89

NA -OTHER LOT of those very excellent Livi
Geese Feathers, that have given universal
satisfaction, just received by
Feb. 22. 9 HUDSON & PUTNAM.
A MAN of good habits, with small family, td
occupy a neat and convenient House in the
country. Inquire at this Office.
Feb. 22. tf9

lately owned by V.'W'ItcnEL.,will be sold (by
order of T. M. & J. Allyn, Mortgagees,) at Public
Auction, at 243 Main st., on MONDAY, the 16th
March. Said stock consists of a very large and
handsome assortment of almost every kind of Dry
Goods. The sale will commence at 10 o'clock A;
M. on said day, and continue from day to day tin-.
til the whole is sold. Previous to that day, pur-
chases may be made at private sale, at eost;.
By order of the Mortgagees,
Feb. 12. 1w ta it M. SEYMOUR-, Anc'r.
HE subscriber, Colleetor of a School District
tax in the Second School Society in the town
of Coventry, on list of 1838, of eight cents on a
dollar, will sell at public auction, so much of the
real estate of the following named persons, non-
residents, as will pay their taxes, with incident
charges, viz: Thomas W. Kellbgg's heirs, Alvii
Kingsbury, Shubael Brewster, Stephen Marcy,
Sale to be on the 1st day of May next, at 3 o'clock
P. M., at the public sign post in said School Socie-
Coventry, Feb. 22, 18401.
Sutiffield, within and for the Dir.i't of Suf-
field, on the 12th day of February, A,. D 1840L-
Present, LUTHER Looms, Esq., Judze.
Upon the petition of HANNAH W,,oDomarsH, of
Slffield, in the County of Hartford, .heu ing to
this Court, that she is Guardian it" Cet'mfrin.
Woodworth, ofsaid Suffield,within said district,mi-
nor; that said minor is the owner of real estate sit-
uated in said Suffield,, viz: all the right, title and
interest the said Catherine is entitled to by 'virtue
of the last will and testamentof her late father,.Dy-
er Woodworth, late of Suffield, deceased, reference
being thereto given, valued at about five hundred
dollars: that it would be for the interest of said
monor to have said property sold and the avails
appropriated for her benefit as the law directs,
praying for liberty to sell said property for the pur-
pose aforesaid, as per petition on file'.
It is ordered by this Court, That said guardian
give notice of said application, by causing the
same to be published in one of the newspapers
printed in Hartford, in the County of Hartford,
three weeks successively, at least six weeks before
the hearing; and that said petition will be heard
at the Probate Office in said district, on the 30th
day of March next, at 2 o'clock, P. M.
Certified from Record,

Hartford, within and for the District of
Hartford, on the 19th day of February, A. D. 1840
-Present, SETH TERRY, Esq., Judge:
On motion of Alfred Francis, Administrator
on the estate of MATTHEW FRANCIS, late' of
Wethersfield, within said district, deceased:-
This Court doth decree that six months be allowed
and limited for the creditors ofsaid estate to exhib-
it their claims against the same, to said Adminis-
trator; and directs that public notice be given-of
this order by advertising in a newspaper published&
in Hartford, and by posting a copy thereoft on the
public sign post in said town of Wethersfield,.near-
est the place where the deceased last dwelt.
Copy of Record,
Hebron, within and for the district of He-
bron, on the 15th day of February, A. D., 1840-
Present, ABNER HENDEE, Esqs, Judge:
On motion of Samuel F Jones and David Hiall,
executor of the will of JONATHAN NORTHAM, !ate
of Hebron, within said district, deceased, this
Court doth decree that six months be allowed and
limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit
their claims against the same to the subscriber;
and directs that public notice be given of this order
by advertising in a newspaper published in Hart-
ford, and by posting a copy thereof on the public
sign-post in said town of Hebron, nearest the place
where the deceased last dwelt.
Certified from Record,
Stafford, within and for the District of Star-
ford, on the 12th day ot February, A. D. 1840-
On motion of Alvin Hyde, and Levinia Roack-
well, Executors on the estate of DAvtID IocWWELr,
late of Stafford, within said district deceased- this
Court doth decree that six months be allowed'and
limited for the creditors of said estate, to exhibit
their claims against the same to said Executors,
and directs that public notice be given of this or-
der by advertising in a newspaper published in
Hartford, and by posting a copy thereof on a pub.
lie sign post, in said town of Stafford, nearest the
place where said deceased last dwelt.
Certified from Record,
M S TORE occupied by Stockbridge &
Gowdy, situated on Commerce street,
A will be leased from the 1st March next.
Apply to J. SAVAGE & CO.
Feb. 5. 2wt
Capital 1000,OrOO.
Surplus Fund 200,OOD.
HE whole invested in bonds and mortgages,
on the most advantageous terms.
Persons doing business with this Company have
of course the greatest'possible security foris abili-
ty to fulfil all its engagements.
The Company by its charter is empowered toa
make a variety of contracts involving the casual-
ties of human life-among them are
Endowments.-By virtue of this discription of
contract, the friends of a child or young person by
depositing with the Company such sum of money
as may be agreed on may secure to him a capital
for transacting business upon his coming of age, or
at a later period of life.
Annueties.-Any person or persons paying to the
Company such sum of money as may be agreed on,
may secure to themselves or their friends a fixed
and certain income for life'.
Life Iasurance.-This-contract binds the Corn-
pany to pay a specefied; sum of money upon the
death of any person named, and thus enables an
individual to provide after his death a certain sup-
port for his wife, children or others dependent on
iim-or to secure a fund for the payment of his
debts-or a creditor may thus secure payment of
his debts upon the decease of his debtor.
The Company will also receive deposits of mo-
ney on the same principle as Savings Banks, ei-
ther for a few days or for years,-allow such rate
of interest as may be agreed on and refund prin-
cipal and interest when required.
Any further information respecting the business
of the Company may be obtained gratis by appli-
cmtion to the undersigned Agent of the Company,
No. 65 State-Street.
Hartford, June 20 eowtt34

UJNRIVALLED and unequalled in curing
Colds, Coughs, AsthmaI, hInfluenza, Whoop-
ing Cough, and all diseases of the Breast and
Lungs, leading to Consumption-ceomposed of the
concentrated virtues of the herbs of Horehound,
Bonesett, and several other Vegetable substances,
warranted pure from any mineral ivwatever.
The proprietor offers this medicine, with a war-
'anty based upon his own experience and, knowl-
edge, of its being the most speedy and certain rem-
edy ever discovered for common Colds, Conghs,
Asthma, Influenza, Whooping Cough, and all af-
fections of the Breast and Lungs, leading to Con-
sumption, which, owing to the sadden changes of
our climate, so alarmingly prevails, and by which
thousands every year, are hurried to their graves.
n-For sale by the following Drueggists, in the
city of Hartford: E. W. BULL, (Sign of the
"Good Samaritan,")JAS. S. FOLGER WELLS
The following persons are also Agents: Hiram
Weed, Bethel; Eli Mygatt, Danbury; Win. B.
Glover&Co.,Newtown; Dr. C. H. Webb, Wood-
bury; Eli Curtis, Watertown; George Mitchell.
Bristol; Martin'Cowles, Farmington-and in al'
the principal towns in Connecticut, Agencies are
r-All those requesting Agencies, will addrei
JOHN CARNES, Rochester, N. Y., Gener,
Dec. 11. eowly99
HEUMATISM.-Persons subject to i!"
painful disease, may assuredly expect its i.
currence about these days orf chargeable weather
and temperature. It; asack-. can always be prf
venled by tli'e timely uce ol Dn PHELPS' COMpoun
Tomato' f-l't. Pi ice 37i cents.
Jan. 11. 7
J i

WILLIAM PEASE attends In o the tuning of
Piano Fortes and Oreai', in any part of
the city or country, within 30 miles. Orders left
at his Music Booms, in the Exchange Buildings,
State street, will meet with prompt attention.
Hartford, Jan, 4, .f -2
Teacher of the Piano Porte, Organ, and Singing.
1l.RooMs in the Exchange Buildings, State-st.
Hartford, Jan. 4. tf2
T HEsubscribers have associated with them in
business, ELIZEUR T. GOODRICH. The whole-
sale and retail Dry Goods and Carpet business will
be transacted at their old stand, 158 Main-street,
under the same firm.
Hartford, Feb. 1,1840. 8
A Very supertir article of fashionable Satin
and Bombazine Stocks, of the newest cut,
just received and for sale for the manufacturer,
vey cheap. HUDSON & PUTNAM.
Feb. 15. 8
Exchange Building, North ot the State House.
Messrs. E. & J. PARMLEtySa'
J. W. CRANE, M. D. N Yo.
J. D. STOUT, M. D. New York.
Jan. 4. tf2
Keep constantly on Aaxd, a fidl assortment of
Of the first quality for Family use, which they of-
fer for sale on the most accommodating terms.
Hartford, Dec. 28. tf 1
THE copartnership which has heretofore ex-
isted between the subscribers, will by mutu-
al consent be dissolved on the 10th day of March
next. All those who have unsettled accounts are
requested to call and close them without delay.
Stafford, Feb. II, 1840. 6w8
1 OTICE.-We the undersigned, having been
.l appointed by the Hon. Judge of Probate
for the District of Granby, Commissioners on the
estate of Affiah Pazrchild, late of said Granby,
deceased, represented insolvent, hereby give no-
tice that we will meet on the business of our ap-
pointment, at the dwelling house of Sereno Hol-
comb, in said Granby, on the 4th Wednesday of
April next, at 1 o'clock P. M., and on the 1st
Wednesday of August next at 10 o'clock A. M.-
six months from the date hereof having been al-
lowed the creditors of said estate to exhibit their
claims. DANIEL HAYS, 1
Granby, Feb. 11, 1840.
All persons indebted to said estate are to make
payment to
Hartford, within and for the District of Hart-
ford, on the 5th day of February, A. D. 1840-
Present, SaTr TEARY, Eaq., Judge:
On motion of levi Hatch, Executor of the last
will of widow MARY WARNER, late of Wethers-
field, within said district, deceased: This Court
doth decree that six months be allowed and limited
for the creditors ot said estate to exhibit their
claims against the same, to said Executor; and
directs that public notice be given of this order by
advertising in a newspaper published in Hartford,
and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign
post in said town of Wethersfield, nearest the
place where the deceased last dwelt.
Copy of Record,
Hartford, within and for the District of
Hartford, on the 1st day oftFebruary. A. D. 1840-
Present, SETH TERRY, Esq., Judge:
On motion of Ansel D. Phelps and Elihu Phelps,
Administrators on the estate of NATHAN PHELPS,
late of Bloomfield, within said district, deceased:
This Court doth decree that six months be allowed
and limited for the creditorsofsaid estate to exhib-
it their claims against the same, to said Adminis-
trators ; and directs that public notice be given of
this order by advertising in a newspaper published
in Hartford, and by posting a copy thereof on the
public sign post in said town of Bloomfield, near-
est the place where the deceased last dwelt.
Copy of Record,
Tolland within and for the District of Tol-
land, on the 8th day of February, 1840-Present,
On motion of Alp/eas Bitlings, administrator
on the estate of SAMUEL R. KINGSBaRY, late of
Tolland, within said district, deceased, this Court
dotnti decree that six months be allowed and limit-
ed to the creditors of said estate to exhibit their
claims against the same to said administrator, af-
ter he shall have given public notice of this order
by advertising the same in a newspaper printed in
Hartford, and by posting the same on the public
sign post in said Tolland, nearest the place where
the said deceased last dwelt.
Certified from Record,
Stafford, within and for the district of Staf-
ford, on the 6th day ot February A. D. 1840-
Present, RODOLPHUS WOODWORTH, Fsq., Judge.
This Court doth direct the administrators on the
estate of DAVID MARCY, late of Union, in said dis-
trict, deceased, represented to be insolvent, to give
notice to all persons interested in the estate of said
deceased, to appear (if they see cause) before the
court of probate to holden at the probate office in
said district, on the 7th day of March, 1840, at 10
o'clock, A. M., to be heard relative to the appoint-
ment of commissioners on said estate, by posting
said order of notice on a public sign post in said
Union, and in the Tavern house of Nathaniel
Newell in said Union, and by advertising thesame
in a newspaper published in Hartford.
Certified from Record,
Bristol, within and for the District of Bris-
tol, on the 3d day of February, A. D. 1840-Pre-
sent, TRACY PECK, Esq., Judge :
Upon the petition of Lyidia Pierce, of Bristol,
in the county of Hartford, shewing to this Court
that she is Guardian of the person and estate of
JuLius E. PImE-E, of Bristol, within said district,
a minor; that said minor is the owner of real es-
tate situated in said Bristol, viz: one piece of land
containing three acres, more or less, bounding
south on land of Orrin L. Botsford, east and west
on lands of Messrs. Birge, Mallory & Co., and
north on land of Leonard Parsons-said land de-
scended to said minor, out of the estate of his fa-
ther, Noble A. Pierce, late of said Bristol, deceas-
ed-valued at about one hundred and ten dollars;
that said land can now be sold, and the avails placed
on interest, agreeable to the statute, which would
promote the interest of said minor-praying for
liberty to sell said property for the purpose afore-
said. as per petition on file.

I'is rde~.redby this Court, That said Guardian
give notice of said application, by causing the
same to be published in one of the newspapers
printed in Hartford, in the county of Hartford,
three weeks successively, at least six weeks be-
fore the hearing; and that said petition will be
beard at the Probate Office in said district, on the
27th day of April next, at 2 o'clock P. M.
Certified from Record,
8 TRACY PECK, Judge.
Somers, within and for the District of Som-
ers, on the 3d day of February, 1840-Present,
WALTER R. KirnE, Esq., Judge:
On the petition of LYMAN WATERHOUSE, of
Somers, in the county of Tolland, shewing to this
Court that he is Guardian of Corydon L. Ktbbe
and Charles H. Kibbe, of Somers, within said dis-
trict, minors; that said minors are the owners of
real estate situated in said Somers, and described
as follows, viz: bounded south on the highway
],:adin2 from Alfred Kibbe's to Hall-hill, so called,
arnl] on all other ides by land held by Submit
Heath, under the will of Lemuel Kibbe, late of
said Somers, decreased, containing half an acre, -
valued at about twenty-five dollars; that said es-
tate cannot be occupied and improved to advan-
tage for the benefit of said minors, and that in his
opinion it will be for the interest of said minors
to have said real estate sold and the avails there-
of disposed of as the law directs-praying for
liberty to sell said estate for the purpose aforesaid
as per pe'.ition on file.
It is ordered by this Court, That said Guardian
give notice of said application, by causing the same
to be published in one of the newspapers printed
in Hartlord, in the County of Hartford, three
weeks successively, at least six weeks before the
hearinY; at that .aid petition be heard at the Pro-
bate Ofive in said district, on Monday, the 13ih
day of April next. at 3 o'elo.k in the afternoon.
Certified from Record,by
7 A. JoNasox, Clerk.

120 Bbls. Clear and Mess PORK.
30 do. Prime do.
125 do. Prime BEEF.
50 do. Mess do.
20 do. Superior LARD.
100 Kegs do. do.
For sale by H.M. BOLTON.
Jan. 4. tf2
T HE Furniture Wareroomsof the subscribers
over their store, is now full of good furni-
ture, left to raise the cash, or bought low for cash,
and will be sold at prices suitable io the times.-
New and old housekeepers are invited to call.
Feb. 15.58
THE public are respectfully invited to call a
the furniture rooms of the subscribers, over
their Dry Goods Store, and examine some Ele-
gant PIANO FOR'T'ES, pronounced by competent
judges to be very superior in tonp, finish and beau-
ty. Prices low. HUDSON & PUTNAM
Feb. 15. 8
M MILES' TOMATO PILLS-just received
S and for sale at 144 Main street, by
Jan. 4.-tf22 LEE & BUTLER.
The original and genuine, for sale at 178
Jan. 4. tf2
HE original and genuine MILES' TOMA
TO PILLS.-A fresh supply just received
and for sale at 136 Main street.
OMATO PILLS.-The original and true
Miles' Compound Tomato Pills, just received
at 186 Main street.
S The original and genuine for sale at 88
State st., by I. D. BULL.
Jan. 4. tf2
3 a substiltule for Calomel.-The original and
genuine, forsale by E. W. BULL,
Jan. 4.-tf2 18 State st.

made from the Tomato Fruit, ju.t received
and (br sale by W. BODWELL,
Jan. 4.-tf 2. 86 Main st.

THESE PILLS are no longer, if they ever
were, among those of doubtful utility. They
have passed away from thosethat are daily launch-
ed upon the tide of experiment, and now stand be-
fore the public, as high in reputation, and as ex-
tensively employed in all parts of tne United States,
the Canadias. and Texas, as any medicine ever
prepared for suffering men. They have been ex-
tensively prescribed by the Medical Faculty, wher-
ever they have been introduced; and there are
but few towns that do not contain some remarkable
evidences of their curative effects. The numerous
certificates which have been presented to the pro-
prietor from Professional men and others, evince
in a remarkable degree, the extensive applicabili-
ty of this remedy to diseases generally. Profes-
sional men, and others, of sedentary habits, loudly
applaud their hygiene properties, in obviating
those evils incident to their occupations, and want
of exercise.
Often have the cures performed by this medicine
been the subject of editorial comment, in various
newspapers and journals, and it may with truth be
asserted, that no medicine of the kind hasever re-
ceived testimonials of greater value, than are at-
tached to this They are in general use as a FAM-
ILt.Y MEDICINE, and there are thousands of families
who declare they are never satisfied unless they
have a supply always on hand.
They have no rival in curing Bilious diseases,
Dyspepsia, Liver Complaints, Sick Headache,
Jaundice, Rheumatism, Heart-burn, Acid Stom-
ach, Palpitation, Loss of Appetite, Costiveness, &c.
Be particular to inquire for Phelps' TOMATO
PILLs, and observethe label is signed, G. R. Phelps
M. D. Price 371 cents.

g_'-For sale in Hartford, by Lee & Butler, Winm.
H. Allyn, J. V. B. Butler, J. S. Folger, A. A. Coo-
ley, Druggists, and at the Book Store ot G. Rob-
ins, Jr.; also by the Proprietor, 289 North Main
The following persons are also Agents:
J. H. Haydeti & Co., Essex, Conn.; G. Dickin-
son, Saybrook; Joseph Goodspeed & Sons, East
Haddam; 0. Worthington, Colchester; Oliver
Brainard, South Glastenbury; Roderick Grimes,
Wethersfield; W. I. Smith, Chatham; Arnold
H. Hayden, Haddam; S. G. Southmayd, Mid-
dletown; J. & L. 0. Loomis, Windsor ; Solo-
mon Terry, Jr. & Co., East Windsor; A.J. Near-
ing & Co., West Granby; C. Mygatt, Canton; M.
& B. Grant, Stafford; S. L. Talcott, Coventry;
Joseph Woodward, Mansfield; E. B. Hibbard and
Humphrey Almy, Ashford; Geo. Bowen, Wood-
stock; T. D. Child & Co., Middle Haddam;
Ayres & Douglass, East Haddam; Day & Jones,
Marlborough; Boardman & Douglass, Norwich;
E. V. Stoddard, N. London; D. Smith, Jr. & Co.,
New Haven; Bissell & Abbott, Vernon; L. P.
Waldo, ToHand, Warner & Calhoun, Plymouth;
John J. Viets, Granby; J. T. Taylor, Enfield;
Henderson & Co., New Hartford; H.& J. Brew-
er, Springfield, Mass; W. Hillyer & Co.,North-
ampton-and by most Druggists in the United
Feb. 15. tf8

T is now little more than 8 years since we dis
covered from the aborigines of our country,
the medical herb from which the MOTHER'S
RELIEF is made; since that time, we have con-
ten'ed ourselvesin letting it be its own advertiser;
and we would still adhere to this resolution first
formed, if we were not compelled to believe that
there are persons so unprincipled, and so reckless
of the health and lives of the unsuspecting and
confiding, as to endeavor to palm off under its
name, useless, if not baneful compounds, and thus
not only disappointing the just expectations of
those who use it,but we fear, doing in many cases,
much injury.
As we are informed that there are such com-
pounds now offered at various places, and by dif-
ferent persons, we would caution all who are in-
terested, to be particular to inquire for "BAR-
chase of no person except they can show a certifi-
cate of agency, signed by G. A. BARTHOLICK
& CO.
As the subject cannot, with propriety, be enlar-
ged upon in the form of a newspaper advertise-
ment, permit us to say that all who have the Genu-
ine article for sale, are also furnished with a
pamphlet for gratuitous distribution, wherein the
subject is more fully discussed, in which, its "modus
operandi" is demonstrated to be upon true Physi-
ological data, operating upon the system only by
restoring the deranged functions to their natural
condition; allayingthie febrile and irritablesymp-
toms, thus aiding and assisting nature in her effort
to prepare the system for the important change
about to take place. This pamphlet will be given
to all who wish, but it is intended to be read only
by those who are about to become mothers, or their
As we are thus obliged to come before the public
to prevent a wicked and reckless imposition, we
will take the occasion to say, that if the increase
of the call for the Mother's Relef, wherever
known, be any guide to a correct opinion to be
formed of the estimation in which it is held, we
have the satisfaction of believing that it has been
the means of alleviating an infinite amount of
suffering, and of saving many valuable lives.-
Wherever it has been used during the above peri-
od, deep rooted prejudices have given way to can-
did and thankful expressions of gratitude, and a
wish to extend on their part;, as far as possible, its
benefits. Medical men of high standing, have
had the candor to acknowledge for once, thattheir
prejudices must be abandoned, and have been ad-
vocates for its use.
All those who wish, are invited to call on some
of our Agents and procure a pamphlet, without
charge. G. A. BARTHOLICK & Co,
Rochester, N. Y.
-rFor sale at the Drug Store of JAMES S.
FOLGER, in the city of Hartford.
Also, by Messrs. Hiram Weed, Bethel; Eli My-
gatt, Danbury; Win. B. Glover& Co., Newtown;
Dr. C. H. Webb, Woodbury-and in all the prin-
cipal towns in Connecticut.
Dec. 14. eow ly 99

T HE subscribers have on hand a full assort-
minent of all the books used in academies and
Common Schools-Also a good supply of Station-
ery which they will sell at wholesale or retail at
the lowest cash prices,
Merchants, Teachers, and others in want of
School Books and Stationery, will find it for their
interest to call.
Clean Cotton and Linen Rags received in pay-

Hartford, Jan. 4.

20 State Street.

T HE subscriber has taken a stand at 94 State
street, opposite Phelps, Beach & Co's Dye
Stuff store, where he will keep a general assort-
ment of MACHINE CARDS, and all the articles
usually kept in a Finding Store, comprising
Cleaning Combs, Comb Plate, Rods, Shuttles,
Temples, Burling Irons, Weaver's Shears, String
and Lace Leather, Roller Skins, Pickers, &c.
The subscriber will also supply to order, at short
notice, most kinds of Woolen Machinery, on the
most favorable terms. All orders thankfully re-
ceived and promptly executed.
Hartford, Jan. 4. eowtf2 94 State st.
EBKSHIRE SWINE, from the celebrated
Albany Bemont stock, viz: One Sow, 3
years old, for $50; two Boar Pigs, 7 months old,
for 10 cents per pound ; and some very fine Pigs,
8 weeks old, for from $5 to $6 a piece.
The above are not of the mongrel breed, by
which people are so often imposed upon, but are
warranted pure blood Berkshires.
Also, a few bushels ROHAN POTATOES,
for $1 per bushel.

Suffield, Feb. 8.


N pursuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BOUREN,
President of the United States of America, do
hereby declare and make known, that public sales
will be held at the undermentioned Land Offices,
in the State of ILI.NoIS, at periods herineafter de-
signated, to wit:
At the Land Office at Chicago, commencing on
Monday, the fourth day of May next, lfor the dis-
posal of the public lands within the the limits of
the undermentioned townships and fractional
townships, viz:
North of the base line and east of the third principal
Townships forty-four and forty-six, of range
The fractional part of towhship thirty-two,lying
north of the old Indian boundary and east of Kan-
kakee river, and townships forty-two and forty-
six, of range nine.
Township thirty-four of range thirteen.
The fractional township thirty-five, bordering
on the Indiana State line, of range fifteen.
Also at the same time and place, for the sale of
the following detached tracts, viz:
North west quarter of section eighteen, northeast
quarter of section twenty-three, east halfofsouth-
east quarter of section twenty-six, east hall of
*northeast quarter of section twenty-seven, and
northeast quarter of section thirty-four, in town-
ship thirty-six, of range eleven.
Southwest quarter of section thirty-four,in town-
ship thirty-seven, of range fourteen.
At the Land Office at Danville, commencing on
Monday, the eleventh day of May next, for the dis-
posal of the public lands within the limits of the
undermentioned townships, viz:
North of lhebase line and east of the third principal
Townships twenty-six, twenty-seven, and twen-
ty-eight, except the western tier or sections six,
seven ,eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty-one, in
each township, of -ange seven.
At the Land Office at Galena, commencing on
Monday, the eighteenth day of May next, for the
disposal of the public lands within the limits of the
township and fractional townships, hereinafter de-
signated, viz:
North of the base line andeast of the fourth princi-
pal meridian.
Fractional township twenty-three, except the
north halves ofsections one and two, of range three.
Fractional township twenty-three, except the
north halves of sections one to six, both inclusive,
of range four.
Township twenty-one, except the north fraction-
al halfofsection five, the south half ot section
twenty-nine, and the north half of section thirty-
two, of range nine.
Lands appropriated, by law, for the use of
schools, military, or other purposes, will be exclu-
ded from sale.
The sales will each be kept open for two weeks,
(unless the lands are sooner disposed of,) and no
longer; and no private entries of land, in the lown-
ships so offered, will be admitted until after the
expiration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washing-
ton, this twenty-second day of January, anno
Domini, 4840. M. VAN BUREN.
By the President:
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Every person claiming the right of pre-emption
to any of the lands designated in the above procla-
mnation, is requested to prove the same to the satis-
faction of the Register and Receiver of the proper
Land Office, and make payment therefore as soon
as practicable after seeing this notice, in order that
the claim may be adjudicated by those officers
agreeably to law, in due time, prior to the day ap-
pointed for the commencement of the public sale;
and all claims not duly made known and paid for
prior to the date aforesaid, are declared by law to
be forfeited. JAMES WHITCOMB,
14w7 Commissioner of the General Land Office.
I N pursuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BUREN,
President of the United States of America, do
hereby declare and make known, that public sale
will be held at the Land Office at Dubuque, in the
Territory of Iowa, commencing on Monday, the
fourth day of May next, for the disposal ot the
Public Lands within the limits of the undermen-
tioned Townships, to wit:
North of the base line and east of the fifth principal
Townships seventy-eight, seventy-nine, eighty,
eighty-one, and eighty-seven, of range one.
Townships seventy-eight, seventy nine, eighty,
eighty-six, and eighty-seven, of range two.
Townships seventy-eight, seventy-nine, and
eighty, of range three.
Fractional township seventy-eight, townships
seventy-nine,eighty, eighty. -one,eighty-two,eighty-
three, and eighty-five, of range four.
Fractional townships seventy.eight, seventy-
nine, and eighty, townships eighty-one and eighty-
two, and fractional township eighty-six, of range
Township eighty-two, and fractional township
eighty-five, of range six.
Fractional townships eighty-two, eighty-three,
eighty-four, and eighty-five, of range seven.
Atthe same place, in continuation, commencing
on AMonday, the 18th day of May next, for the dis-
posal of the Public Linds within the limits of the
undermentioned townships, to wit:
North of the base line and west of the fifth principal
Townships eighty, eighty-one, eighty-eight, and
eighty-nine, of range one.
Townships eighty, eighty one, eighty-two, eighty
eight, eighty-nine, and ninety, of range two.
Townships seventy-eight, seventy-nine, eighty,
eighty one, eighty-two, eighty-three, eighty-eight,
and, of range three.
Townships eighty, eighty--one, eighty-.two,
eighty-three, eighty-eight, ninety-one, and ninety-
two, of range four.
Townships seventy-nine, eighty-four, eighty-
five, ninety-one, and ninety-two, of range five.
Townships seventy-nine, except sections two,
three, four, nine, ten, eleven, toturteen, and fifteen,
and township ninety, of range six.
Lands appropriated, by law, for the use of
schools, military, or other purposes, will be exclu-
ded from sale.
The sales will each be kept open for two weeks,
(unless th( lands are sooner disposed of,) and no
longer; and no private entries of land, in the town-
ships so offered, will be admitted until after the
expiration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washing-
ton, this 22d day of January, Anno Domini,
1840. M. VAN BUREN.
By the President:
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Every person claiming the right of pre-emption
to any of the lands designated in the above procla-
mation, is requested to prove the same to the sat-
isfaction of the Register and Receiver of the Land
Office, and make payment therefor as soon as
practicable after seeing this notice, in order that
the claim may be adjudicated by those officers
agreeably to law, in due time, prior to the day ap-
pointed for the commencement of the public sale;
and all claims not duly made known and paid for
prior to the date aforesaid, are declared by law
tobefomt'eited. JA.MES Wt'ITCOMB,
14w7 Coniiui'sioner of the General Land Office.

T HE subscriber has on hand a completeas-
sortment of MONUMENTS and GRAVE
STONES, of the best of Vermont and Massachu-
setts Marble, work finished in the best manner.-
Orders punctually attended to.
Near the North Burying Ground, Hartford, Ct.
Feb. 1. .3m6
A PARTNER, who will invest from 2 to
S $4,000 in a long established safe, and profit-
able business. Address A. B. Hartford Post Of-
fice. Feb. 8. 7
W HEREAS, one George C. Knight holds
two certain Notes of hand, executed by
me, made payable to his order at t*,e Meriden
Bank, each note calling for eleven hundred and
seventy-three dollars-one payable in eleven
months, and the other in twelve mouths, from the
3d or 4th of January, 1840-this is therefore to-
cauntion all persons from receiving said Notes, di-
rectly or indirectly, as I never received any value
for the same, consequently shall never pay Ihem.
Meriden, Jan. 29, 1840. 5w6
D UOCT. CUYLER continue' to operate in all
the branches of his profession, at No. 7 Cen-
tral Row, 3d door East from the Post Office; and
while lie thankfully acknowledges the preference
given to his mode of practice, by so large a portion
of the community, he is compelled to say there are
yet many who neglect their Teeth altogether, or
are willing to risk them in the hands of any one
who will 'fix" them the cheapest. The imnpres-
sion is-prevalent that no Dental operation can be
permanent, and that the filling in a tooth cannot be
expected to last more than a year or two. No
wonder such an opinion should exist, when Detin-
tists themselves encourage it, to cover their own
utter ignorance of the manner in which it should
be done. The impression is entirely unfounded.
If taken in time, Teeth can be filled so as to last
until from old age, or other causes, they become
loose and useless; and even when very much de-
cayed, they may, by proper treatment, be made
useful for a long time.
After devoting many years to the study and
practice of Dental Surgery, Dr. C. deems himself
able to give perfect satisfaction, and pledges him-
self to do so. He will be happy at all times to
give (gratuitously,) such information and advice
for preserving the Teeth, as the individual may
require. Among the numerous testimonials he
could offer, the following will be sufficient, as it
comes Irom a gentleman who stands the first in his
profession, and has had the best means of know-
I have known Doct. Cuyler several years and
had frequent opportunities of examining his op-
erations as a Dentist. I feel great pleasure in re-
commending him to the unlimited confidence of
those who may require assistance from his profes-
sional art. E. PARMLEY, Dentist.
11 Park Place, New York.
Hartford, Dec. 28, 1839. tfl
THE 8th (quarto) volume of the NEW YORKEI
tne best and cheapest FAMILY NEWSPA
PER in the country, will commence Septembe
21st, 1839. Persons wishing to subscribe, anc
commence with the volume, can do so by calling
at 140 Main street. Price, $3,50 in advance.
E. D. PARK, Agent.
Hartford, Jan. 4. tf2
-liThose wishing the genuine Pills, must be
particular to inquire for PHELPS', and observe
the signature of G. R. Phelps on the label.
Jan. 11. ly3
Incorporated for the purpose of insuring against Loss
and Damuge by FIRE only.
SAND DOLLARS, secured and vested in
the best possible manner. This Company offers to take
risks on terms as favorable as o her Offices.
The business of the Company is principally confined
to risks in the country, and therefore so detached that its
capital is not exposed to great losses by sweeping fires.
The Office is kept in the new building recently erected
by the Company, next West of Treat's Exchange Coffee
House, State street, Hartford, where a constant attend.
ance is given for the accommodation ofthe public.
Thomas K. Brace, Joseph Pratt,
Thomas Belden, Stephen Spencer,
Samuel Tudor, James Thomnas,
Griffin Stedman, Elisha Peck,
Henry Kilbourn, Daniel Bugess,
Joseph Moagan, Wad Woodbridge,
Elisha Dodd, Joseph Church,
Jesse Savage, Ebenezer Seeley,
Silas B. IHamilton,
THOMAS K. UBRACE, President.
KrThe JEta Company has Agents in most of the
towns in the State, wilh whom insurance can be effo-ted.
Hartford, January 4, 1840. bOwlt(2

N and after Monday, 21st October, the Pas-
senger Cars will leave Worcester at 10
o'clock A. M., daily, Sundays excepted, ft)r Spring-
field. The Cars will leave Springfield daily, Sun-
days excepted, at IllI A. M., for Worcester.
By the above arrangement, passengers leaving
Boston at 7 o'clock A. M., reach Springfield at 1
P. M. Passengers leaving Springfield at 11i A.
M., will arrive in Boston by the 3 o'clock train
from Worcester, say at 51 P. M.
VrThe corporation will be prepared to trans-
port mdrchandize over their road after the 22d
instant. GEO. W. WHISTLER, Engineer.
Springfield, Jan. 4, 1840. tf2

U"JNTIL further notice, the Cars will leave
Hartford and New Haven, as follows:
Daily, Sundays excepted.
Leave Hartford at 5t o'clock A. M., and at 2
o'clock P. M. Leave New Haven at 9 o'clock
A. M., and on the arrival of the Steamboat from
New York.
The morning line from Hartford arrives at N.
Haven in time for the Steamboat, which leaves at
8 o'clock, and arrives in New York at about 2
o'clock P. M.
will be promptly forwarded between Hartford and
New Haven, and the intermediate places, at reas-
onable rates.
N. B. Powder will not be transported over the
Road, under any circumstances.
O-TtCKET OFFIcEat the U. S. Hotel. For fur-
ther particulars, inquire of
Dec.928. tf 1 Agent at the Hartford Depot.
.&'A. A FARM containing 52 acres of Land,
JH I. with a House and Barn, and other
.I out buildings, all in good repair. This
Farm is located nearly half a mile north of the
subscriber's residence; the land is well fenced
and watered, and in a hitgh state of cultivation.
Also, 27 acres of good Land, cultivated like a
Garden. This is situated on a beautiful elevation
of land, of easy access, commanding an extensive
view of the surrounding country; it is within six
miles of Hartford, and is one of the most desira-
ble locations for a country residence, in this vi-
cinity. The soil is a land easy to work, and will
grow all kinds of vegetables or fruit trees, with

great luxuriance.
Also, a Farm in the town of Hartford, contain-
ing 146 acres of land, with a House and Barn on
the same. This farm is conveniently divided by
substantial stone walls,; about 40 acres of the land
is covered with wood. It is located seven miles
mest or Hartford city, near the Albany Turnpike.
Terms of payment easy. D. W. GRANT.
Bloomfield,yJan.8th 1840. [feb 1-9w-6
SA New twostory Brick Dwelling House,
well finished, together with a Barn
and other out buildings, all in good repair,
with 19 acres of excellent Land, (more if wanted)
including two acres of Wood Land-situated in
Suffield, near Windsor line, about two miles from
Windsor Locks, and on the main road from Hart-
ford to Springfield.
Also, a FARM, containing about 120 acres of
first rate Land, in Windsor, near the above men-
tioned farm. Said Farms, which are free from
any incumbrances whatever, will be sold together
or separately, as may best suit purchasers. One
half of the purchase money may remain on mort-
Any person wishing to purchase the above prop-
erty, can now have an opportunity of seeing the
crops in growth, which will show the superior
quality of the soil. Inquire of the subscriber, on
the premises. JOHN MORRON.
Sniffield, Jan.A. tf2 p3w
T lHE subscriber will pay the high
Sest cash price for Sheep and
Lambs' SKINS, for the season of
1840,deliveredat the store of E. Sue-
ARD & SON, near the Stone Bridge, No. 85 corner
of Main and Arch streets.
Hartford, Jan. 4. t 9

Nos. 3 and 4 Sruth side Stale House gSduare,
1' Hhds. and Boxes Porto Rico and Havan-
10 na Sugars.
25 Boxes Loaf and Lump do.
50 Bags Coffee.
75 Chests and half chests Old Hyson, Young
Hyson, Hyson Skin, and Black Teas.
35 Boxes and Kevs manufactured Tobacco.
50 do. New York and Boston Soap.
35 Hhds. St. Croix RUM, selected brands.
15 do. Imitation do.
12 Half Pipes "A. and Alexander Seignette"
50 Bbls. Imitation do.
8 Pipes "Swan" and "Pine Apple" GIN.
10 do. Imitation do.
25 Bbls. American do.
150 Half Pipes, qr. casks, and half qr. casks
WINE, of every description.
50 Baskets Champagne, various brands.
Jan. 29. Gt 6w6
T. S. & J. PARKER,
Silk, Cotton, and Woollen Dyers, No. 18 Mill St.,
Hartford Conn., continue to Dye and finish
in the best manner,
B ROADCLOTHS, Cassimeres; French Me-
rinos at 121 cents per yard; English Meri-
nos, 9 cents per yard; single fold Circassians, 5
cents per yeard; woollen and cotton Hose, $1,00
per dozen; silk Hose, $1,50 per dozen; Silks, Sat-
ins, Lustrings, Crapes, Ribbons, and all other
kinds of goods for merchants, dyed as cheap as at
any other establishment in New-England.
Also, ladies and gentlemen's garments, of every
description, dyed to any fancy pattern, where
the original color is favorable; silk and woollen
Shawls, Stockings, Gloves, Lace and Gauze Veils,
Silk Bonnets, &c. &c.
Gentlemen'sCoats and Pantaloons colored with-
out being ripped; Carpet yarns dyed all colors.
Black Merino Shawls colored without injuring
the border.
N. B. Particular attention paid to cleansing
Merino and Rob Roy Shawls, Table Spreads,
Coats, Pantaloons, Carpets, &c. &c.
Jan. 25. 10w5
THE subscriber respectfully informs the pub-
lic, that be will DRAW DESIGNS, and
make Specifications for Buildings, both public and
private, and superintend their erection, if desired.
Orders in his line will be thankfully received, and
neatly executed. HENRY A. SIKES.
Suffield, Jan. 4.
References-Samuel W. Collins, Collinsville;
David Burbank. Hartford; Abraham Skaats,
Wethersfield; George Plummerand David Hub-
bard, Glastenbury. tt 2
French prescriptions, without the Doctor.
R. FONTAINE, of New York, (late of New
- Haven, Con.) respectfully offers to the Pub-
lic the following Medicines, &c. The medicines
are scientific compounds of VEGETABLE prin-
ciples, it being contrary to his general theory of 20
years successful and extensive practice, to make
use of any mercurial preparations. They arenot
deleterious or narcotic, and are considered certain
in their virtues, as is positively guarantied by their
peculiar effects.
Family Pills, a superior, mild physic, homo-
geneous to all diseases, constitutions and ages.
There is in them a peculiar and admirable new
quality, never so far found in any other physic.
It is: they do not gripe or distress; and instead of
weakening they impart new vigor and strength to
the system-create a good appetite and wholesome
digestion. They gradually cleanse the blood, and
give regular evacuations to the costive, and are a
certain relief in all cases where other medicines
fail. In dyspepsia, bilious habits, liver affections,
fever and ague, nervous complaints, sick head-
ache, general derangement of the vital sys-
tem, &c. &c., these invaluable pills will be very
useful, as in all preliminary diseases, and in all
cases a ceatain cure will be anticipated by them.
They are the most safe, mild and sure cathartic
in all acute diseases and fevers.
Female Medicines, for ladies afflicted with colds,
or whatever irregularity or obstructions, in their
periods-superior to any thing of the kind, and
warranted in all cases to have the desired effect.
Worm Powders, a certain cure, highly in re-
pute, and universally used, not only for its virtue
in expelling them, and destroying their seeds, but
in preventing their creation. If taken occasion-
ally, gives a healthy and vigorous action to the
alimentary organs. It is a specific antidote for
pin-worms and their species, which afflict all ages,
but especially children.
Cough Drops. No preparation of Opium-su-
perior to any-sure of curing a common rough or
cold in two or three days-and will relieve, ift'
not radically cure the consumption; having all
the properties of healing, and strengthening the
lungs. It will prevent irritations, and abate in-
flammations, pulmonary fevers, &c.
Rheumatic Salve, for all kinds of inflammatory,
nervous or chronic Rheumatism. A better or
surer remedy, or antidote to them, was never found.
It is strengthening, and will remove all chronic
diseases of the bones and joints affected by other
maladies, or by improper treatment in the use of
mercury or minerals. It is a superior and unri-
valled article in liver affections, or of any vital
organs,particularly the lungs and kidneys.
Strengthening Plaster, for sore chests, weak
back or stomach, liver or lung complaints, rheu-
matic affections, sprains, &c. &c. It is one of the
most pleasant and desirable applications, as it nei-
ther causes itching or eruptions. It is lasting.
Sold in rolls with directions.
Catarrh Snuff, very powerful in its effects,
without producing sneezing. It will not go into
the throat, but promotes the necessary discharge
of the mucus through the nostrils-by persever-
ing in its use, it will effect a slow buW certain cure.
Eye Water, excellent and harmless, superior to
any preparation of the kind. In chronic weak-
ness of the eyes, it is found a great comfort, and
thousands have been cured by it. In sudden colds
or inflamation of the eye, it will give quick re-
covery, and effectually check the overflowing of
Ear Ache Oil, to remove periodical deafness
and obstructions, although of years' standing, and
chronic. It is soothing, and soltens the ear if
clouded with wax; it will prevent the gathering
of ulcers, heal them up, and instantly remove the
accute pains.
Nipple Salve, for sore nipples, caked milk, or
inflamed breast, superior to any, and of great com-
fort. It is recommended very highly by afflicted
mothers and nurses. It also prevents such dis-
eases by a timely application of it. The use of
it will prevent and cure the sore mouth of the in-
Itch Ointment, no unpleasant smell, no sulphur,
or minerals, no danger of taking cold, and a cer-
tain cure. It is recommended for eruptions of a
similar nature. Its smell is fragrant and delicate,
and its virtues unrivalled.
Cutaneous Balsam, a valuable wash for every
kind of pimples or eruptions of the face and neck
to which youth are generally subject, and will re-
store beauty to the skin, and preserve its bloom
and health. It is a most popular article with both
sexes, who freely use it to clear and expand their
skin, and thus preserve a juvenile appearance, by
preventing wrinkles on the forehead and lace. It
changes, with time and perseverance in its use,
the brownish, rough, or dirty complexion into a
lair, soft, and delicate one.
Salt Rheum Lotion, sure in its effects, recom-
mended by hundreds, warranted a radical cure,
without exception, even if generated by birth. It
does not drive in the eruption, bitt on the contrary
will bring all diseases to the surface, which it
will radically remove, and leave the skin perfect-

ly smooth, It is also the best remedy for ring-
worms, scurvy, affections, dandar, scalded heads,
&c. &c.
Elixir of Life, to strengthen feeble constitu-
tions, particularly females, though young, who
labor under a general debility of depression, of
whatever nature, or time of standing. To be ta-
ken also after a fit of sickness during convalesence.
It is particularly recommended for nervous com-
plaints, derangement and flatulency of the bow-
els and stomach, liver affections, rheumatic dis-
eases, consumptive habits, and to those who are
becoming emaciated by a general decay of the
Teething Syrup. This is one ofthe most high-
ly prized articles with mothers, nurses, and the
public in general. A child could have no more
effectual remedy. It afdores the little sufferer in-
stant relief.
Healing Salve, for bruises, scarification of the
skin, soreness, ulcers, and the piles. This is one
of the most scientific compounds for the above
complaints. It will very soon heal up the most
obstinate chronic, and oldest soreness-abate all
inflamation-and gives almost instantaneous relief
to the internal or external Piles, (so called.)
I- Sold by appointed Agents, in the United
States, and particularly in Connecticut, who are
supplied by, and receive their certificate from DR.
FONTAINE, Of New Haven, bearing his family seal
and signature.
II-For sale in Hartford by HENRY BEN-
TON, Exchange Buildings. The following per-
sons are also Agents:
Ferre & Parmelee, Middletown; J. W. Yale,
Meriden; G. Cowles& Son, Farmington; E. H. &
A. Whiting, Plainville; George Mitchell, Bris-
tol; Dawson & Bancroft, Plymouth; Philo Bron-
son, Waterbury; H.J. Davidson, Derby; Gilbert
& Lewis, Humphreysville; L. W. Leach, Dur-
ham ; Geo. Pratt, Saybrobk; Elliot & Lefingwell,
Jan. 18. 26w4

A S the season is approaching
I .W. when considerable wet weath-
er may be expected, the subscribers
R avail themselves of the present
time, to give information to their
friends and the public in general, that they have a
fresh supply of BOOTS and SHOES, suitable for
the season, viz:
Gentlemen's extra heavy Calf Boots; gentlemen's
plain heavy do., sewed and peg'd.
Gentlemen's French Calf Boots; Calf and Kip
Brogans and Shoes.
Gentlemen's Thick Boots, for $1,95.
Fine and common Kid high laced Gaiters, and
plain Cloth Boots.
Calf Boots and Shoes, sew'd and peg'd.
Kid fur lined and quilted Shoes.
India Rubber Cloth Shoes.
Boy's Calf and Thick Boots, Shoesand Brogans.
Youth's Calf and Thick Boots.
Children's Shoes, of every description.
In addition to the above, the subscribers have
constantly on hand, a general assortment of Gen-
tlemen's fashionable Boots, Party Pumps, and
Leather Over Shoes, superior India Rubber do.,
Ladies' light and fancy Shoes-for sale at a rea-
sonableprofit. HATFIELD & MILLER,
Jan.4. tf 2 16-2 Main st.
EAUTIFUL white twilled Thibet Wool
Flannels, a very rare article.
Feb. 15. 8
HE ORIGINAL and genuine PILLS, pre-
pared from the fruit of the Tomato, are only
manufactured by Doct.MILES, and his associates
at Cincinnati, Ohio. Physicians who wish to
know the components, may have the desired in-
formation, by personal application, or by letter,
(postage paid,) addressed to the subscriber.
Application for Agencies, or for the purchase
of this Medicineby Wholesale, maybe made to
LORENZO BULL, Wholesale Agent,
Gilman's Building, 1461 Main st., Hartford
n-'For sale at retail by the following persons,
who will also give the components:
In Hartford-Charles Hosmer, 136 Main st.;
E. W. Bull, 18 State st.; Lee & Butler, 144 Main
st.; Wells & Humphrey, 178 Main st.; Seymoul
& Dickinson, 186 Main st.; I.D. Bull, 88 State
st.; Woodbridge Bodwell, 86 Main st.
Also, by A. Miles &Co.Goshen, Conn.; Luke
C. Lyman, Middletown; Samuel C. Starr, Nor-
wich; J. Boynton & Sons, South Coventry; Young
& Uhlhorn,'New Haven; L. Keep, Fair Haven.
Jan. 4. tf2
UPERIOR to the Hygean, Brandreth's, Ev-
ans', Tomato, the Matchless (priced) Sana-
tive, Indian Purgative, or any other Pills or Com-
pound before the public, as certified to by Physi.
clans and others. Let none condemn them until
they have tried them, and then we are CERTAIN
they will not.
It is now a settled point with all who have used
the Vegetable PERSIAN PILLS, that they are
pre-eminently the best and most efficacious FAM-
ILY MEDICINE thathasyet been used in Amer-
ica. If every family could become acquainted
with their Sovereign power over disease, they
would keep them and be prepared with a sure
REMEDY to apply on the first appearance ot
disease, and then how much distress would be
avoided and money saved, as well as the lives of
thousands who are hurried out of time by neglect-
ing disease in its first stages, or by not being in
possession of a remedy which they can place
dependence upon.
gV-The above medicine is for sale by HENRY
BENTON, at his Book Store in the city of Hart-
ford, where all Agents can be supplied-and those
wishing Sub-agencies in this State, will please
call on Mr. Benton, as above.
Nov. 9. ly94
The opinion that this complaint is incura-
ble, has so long and so generally prevailed, owing
altogether to the incorrect mode adopted for its
cure, that it is now somewhat difficult to contend
against this popular prejudice. That it can be
cured, is no longer a matterofdoubt-fact demon-
strate it! Consumption is a disease of the lungs;
which, if not arrested, forms tubercles or ulcers
upon them. The purulent matter effused from
those ulcers unites with the oxygen of the atmos-
phere, thereby proauei"s a virna, w-hth hyi it
corroding action, induces such ulcers to enlarge
and become more aggravated. The incessentac-
tion of the lungs, precludes the possibility of any
scale being formed upon them-they cannot, there-
fore be protected from atmospheric air; neither
is there any possibility of applying medicine direct
to the lungs. External ulcers are cured by their
forming a scale, or an artificial scale may be ap-
plied in the form of a plaster which shal protect
them, and they thus become healed. How were
they healed '1 By absorbing the diseased fluid ef-
fused in the site of the ulcer in the system. Upon
the same principle may Consumption be cured.
To effect thispurpose, a medicated wrapper is worn
constantly around the body, prepared from such
articles as will produce a determination from the
lungs to the surface-thus absorbing the diseased
fluids from the lungs into the system, and they be-
come healed; whilst at the same time, the virus in
the system is neutralized and rendered harmless,
bya syrup administered internally. There exists
much evidence in proof of the curability ot this
alarming complaint by this remedy, respecting
which, all necessary information may be obtained
by application at RODERICK WHITE'S Book
Store, No. 12 State street, Agent for the sale of it
in the city of Hartford.
ic diseases, viz: Liver Complaints, Schrofula,
Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, &c. and all such diseases
as are produced, or aggravated by the use ot mner-
cury. See Pamphlet, published by the propsietor'.
on those various diseases-to be obtained gratuity.
ously as above.
Jan. 4. ntf2
T HE peculiarities of this Chemical Com-
pound, ate owingto its extraordinary effects,
upon the animal fibre or nerves, ligaments and
muscles, its virtues being carried by them to the
immediate seat of disease, or of pain and weak-
However good any internal remedy may be,
this, as an external application, will prove a pow-
erful auxiliary, in removing the disease, and
facilitating the cure, in cases of Local Inflam-
mation, Schrofulous Affections, King's Evil,
Gout, Inflammatory, and Chronic Rheumatism,
and in all cases where seated pain or weakness
:The above medicine is for sale by HENRY
BENTON, at his Book Store in the city of Hart-
ford, where all Agents can be supplied-and those
wishing Sub-agencies in this State, will please
call on Mr. Benton, as above.
Nov 9. ly94
For purifying the Blood and creating an appetite.
T HESE PILLS have been before thepublic
for twenty years, and it is unnecessary to
dwell too long on the praise of them, as we can
show frequent solicitations which have been

made to have their testimony made public, of the
unrivalled virtues of this medicine, from eminent
Physicians and others.
These Pills are justly esteemed for their easy
operations and good effects, as a mild, safe, and
sovereign remedy for bilious complaints, pain in
the head, stomach and bowels-in removing ob-
structions of every kind, by dissolving and dis-
charging morbid matter, helping digestion, re-
storing a lost appetite, and asure relief for costive-
ness. They are so accommodated to all ages,
seasons, and hours, that they may be taken in win-
ter or summer, at any time of the day, without re-
gard to diet or hindrance of business. Their op-
eration is so gentle, pleasant, and effectual, that
by experience they are found to excel any other
physic heretofore offered to the public. Each box
contains about fifteen or twenty doses, which
proves them to be a cheap medicine, considering
their virtues.
WATER-which has been thoroughly proved to
be a mild, safe, and speedy cure for weak and sore
eyes, of every description. Likewise
character of this celebrated Ointment stands un-
rivalled for being a safe, speedy, and certain cure
for the Itch, and for all kinds of pimples on the
skin, &c. Also
TERS-which have been so long approved and
recommended by thousands.
The above Medicines are for sale in Hartford,
by Messrs. Lee & Butler, Seymonr & Dickinson,
and Wells & Humphrey, Main street-and at the
Sign of the "Young Samaritan," No. 312 North
Main street.
In New-York, by Lawrence,Keese & Co., Posts,
& Main, H H. Schieffalin, and others.
gSAll orders directed to G. DIXON, Dedham
Mass, (the only proprietor,) will meet with promp
April. 52w63

From the Rochester DaMiy Democolat, of Jan. IlOlA
ROCHESTER PosT OFFICE, Jan. 8th, 1840.
men: I am no friend to the thousands of secret
medicines that have a place in our country, but
I am constrained to say, thatafter suffering lor ten
years withthe Liver conplaint, andil trying all that
could be tried, for the cure of it, and finding no
relief, I at last, by the advice of Dr. Hawks of
this city, bought two small boxes of Dr. Phelps'
Tomato Pills, and I now can say, that I am not on-
ly better, but WELL in every sense of the word:
and I frlly believe that they are the "ne plus ultra"
for this complaint. I found them so In my case at
least. Yours, &c. JOHN L. FISH.
Jan. 25. tf5
T HE Editor of the "Ohio Atlas," (Rev. D.
W. Lathrop) a gentleman of general sci-
ence, and competentto discriminate between quack-
ery and its opposite, has taken a lively interest in
the character of Miles' Tomato medicine.
It seems that after frequently alluding to it, and
recommending it to public confidence, some one
jealous of the enviable position which it was at-
taining, intimated that the Editor was exciting
prejudice against calomel and countenancing
The following is extracted from that gentle-
man's reply:
of the Atlas chargeable with exciting prejudices
against the use of Calomel, and countenancing
Quackery by the recommendation of Miles' To-
mato Medicine Let us see.
The foundation of the charge, as weunderstand,
lies wholly in the suggestions which we volunteer-
ed last week respecting this medicine. Before
examining the charge, we will venture the re-
mark, that no gentlemen of either of the learned
professions has ever found, in his intercourse with
us, any cause for suspicion, that we were inclined
to patronize QUACKERY.
One other remark, in relation to Calomel. So
far from having been afflicted with any vulgar
prejudices against it, we have not only submitted
to its use without hesitation, in all cases when pre-
scribed by a Physician, but for upwards of twenty
years, have freely prescribed and administered it
in hundreds of cases, where cathartic medicine
was required and the offices of a physician were
not deemed necessary. In short, the "oz. phial" of
calomel and the "blue pill,"intmass,have occupied
prominent position in what we may term our
Family Dispensary. So much for prejudice
against the "w-a-r-cury." Now to the charge, and
its foundation.
First, we stated, and certainly in a cautious
manner, the CLAIMS of the Tomato Medicine, that
is, what is claimed for it by the Proprietors, as fol-
"MILEs TOM4ATO MEDICINE -Is it quackery or is
it neotI We are of course not about to profess
ourself competent to decide this question. It is
not merely, whether this is a safe and convenient
Cathartic Medicine in certain forms of disease.
Such a question we might feel warranted in an-
swering in the affirmative from our own observa-
tion. But this claims tobemuch more. Itclaims
to present in the Hepatine obtained by a chemical
process from the Tomato, combined with other
vegetable substances, A PERFECT SUBSTITUTE FOa
CALOMEL, in all cases where that mineral has here-
tofore been regarded as indispensable or proper to
be administered; and at the same time tobe PER-
produce the disastrous effects which sometimes re-
sult from the use of Calomel."
We suppose that no man, professional or other-
wise, who knows any thing about the subject, will
question that "disastrous effects" do sometimes re-
sult from the use of Calomel.
Nor is there room for doubt that disastrous ef-
fects sometimes result from the use of Calomel,
even in the careful hand of the experienced regu-
lar Physician, to say nothing of rash and unprin-
cipled practitioners. But this is no argument
against its use in proper circumstances, if there is
no proper substitute.
In view, then, of the claims of Miles' Tomato
Medicine, is it any thing more than a simple com-
pliance with the duty which we owe to the public,
and to our friends of the medical profession, that
we submit the following modest queries in a form
calculated to attract their attention:
"Now, if it is essentially what it claims to be,
ought not the medical faculty to assure themselves
of the fact, and place it, as theproprietors assure
us that many of them have, among their regular
prescriptions, instead of Calomel l
a *
"The Proprietors openly declare, through a
multitude of newspapers and other publications,
"It is no secret remedy; its elements are now,
ant ver have been made known to medical men
who desired the information. The Chemical pro-
cess of obtaining the Hepatine from the Tomato is
only reserved to its proprietors. It is not surpri-
ssng, then, that such a medicine, so unobjectliona.
ble in all its relations, and so unprecedentedly
popular, wherever known, should be imitated-
And in reference to reports In circulation, that
the medicine contained Calomel,they have through
the same channel offered a
to any person or persons, who will prove that
contain, or ever has contained, (when sold by their
agents,) CALOMEL, or any mercurial preparation
whatever. The proprietors of the Extract claim,
that it is a substitute for Calomel, that it will pro-
duce all the Goon EFFECTS of that mercurial un-
accompanied by any of the unpleasant consequen-
ces that so frequently follow its administration."
The subjoined extract of a letter from an old and
valued friend, is givtn without apology. It is a
grateful tribute to the merits of a medicine which
has been fully sanctioned by the most scientific
men among us, and by our wealthiest and most re-
spectable citizens. We publish it for several rea-
s.ons. It is an extreme case ol long standing,
cured by a medicine free from humbuggery. We
are rejoiced to see any thing which will take the
place of the miserable quack nostrums palmed up-
on the community by foreign interlopers. Doctor
Htrd is himself a respectable practitioner from
one of the Eastern States, and his testimony is
worth thousands of certificates which have been
obtained by fraud, or simply manufactured by cun-
ning empirics. But one ot the strongest reasons
which has induced us to intrude upon the sancti-
ty of private correspondence, is the fact that we
have used the Tomato Pills with the most benefi-
cial results. As a mild cathartic they are without
a parallel.--Ed. News.
ST. Louts, January 22,1838.
* C My special object in writing yto
at the present time is to let you know of the aston-
ishing improvement in my health. You know I
have been for three years past laboring under a
distressing affection of the liver (probly chronic
hepatitis) and you recollect my sallow appearance
when we last met in Boston, and my still more ca-
daverous look when on my way to this place.
When in Cincinnati, I met my old friend Dr.
Mason, and at his suggestion, I commenced the
use of Miles' Compound Extract of Tomato.-
When I first heard this medicine spoken of as a
substitute for Calomel and Mercurial preparations
in liver affections, I must confess, I was disposed
to ridiculebelievingthis to be another boasted cure-
iltlnosrur, similar to the thousand and one dif-
ferent kinds of pills, panaceas, and elixirs, so
much puffed in our present day. Being assured,
however, by Dr. M., that this was a medicine ul
real merit, the product of scientific research, and
that he had tested its virtues in his practice, I was
induced to try it.
Had I room in this letter. I would describe its

effects from time to time as I progressed in the
the use of it. But as it is my intention to report
my ease for one of the Medical Journals on my
return home, I will only add in conclusion, that I
attribute the almost entire restoration of my health
to the use of this medicine, and could wish that
all similarly afflicted were acquainted with its effi-
cacy in such cases.
Very truly your friend
L. D. HURD, M. D.
Our only apology for occupying so much space
with this subject, is, that, in our view, the life and
health of our fellow men is of some importance."
Persons calling on the subscriber at his office,
Gilman's Hall, Room 4, will be made acquainted
with cures performed by these pills on many of
our citizens.
L. BULL, Wholesale Agent.
Retail price 50 cents, for Boxes of 50 Pills.
Sold by Lee & Butler, Seymour & Dickinson,
Wells & Humphrey, Charles Hosmer, E. W. Bull,
W. Bodwell, Isaac D. Bull, HartfordR H. C.
Woodbridge, and Keeney & WVilliam iManches-
ter; E. F. Cook, Wethersfield; A. Miles & Co,
Goshen; L. C. Lyman Middletown; S.C. Starr,
Norwich; Hartford Manufacturing Company,
Glastenbury; Young & Uhlhorn, New Haven;
L. Keep, Fair Haven; M. & G. W. Merrils,
Barkhamsted; Covell & Goodwin, and Upham &
Ingham, Springfield, Mass; Williston & Tyler,
Brattleboro, Vt; E. W. Biewster, Middlebury,
Vt; S. N. Dickinson, wholesale and retail, 52
Washington st., Boston; Daniel Smith, Neabary-
port, Mass.; I. H. Charlton E. Windsor Hill; K.
Kingsbury, Warehouse Point; Geer Terry, En-
field; 0. & E. 0. Goodman, S. Hadley Fall-,
Mas.; Edward L. Delano, Montague; Phelp%&
Ingersoll, Greenfield, Mass.; Cowles, Durand &
Co.,Berlin; Julius Parker, New Britain.
Be particular to enquire for Miles' Compound
Tomato Pill-, and observe none are GENuiNe rilk-
out the PORTRAIT of DR. MILES on tIhe Box.
Power ol exciting the Lrter to healthy action.
Feb15. 8