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to tax includes a right to destroy. “It is a bad rule | National Feelings and Prejudices. that will not work both ways"—it is admitted, be!
| On the 17th ult. certain persons in Baltimore suscause it has been done without opposition, that congress has a right to destroy the state banks by tax
I pended a stuffed paddy from the mast-head of a
schooner, lying at one of our wharves-a number ing them at discretion! We should be heartily 15
of the natives of Ireland collected, and cut down the pleased if the greater part of them were destroyed, but will not grant that the congress of the United
mast, and otherwise injured the vessel: the civil auStates shall do it. On the same principle also, con
thority promptly interfered, and the chiefs of the gress may tax our lands so bigh, that the taxes to the party were secured, and held to answer for the of. states cannot be paid-nay, that the people will be
|fence at the next sitting of the cipy court.
Reflecting on this occurence we were led to encompelled to abandon them, and become beggars and
quire from whence this foolish and mischievous dependents on those who eat up the revenue. This
custom was derived? We believe it to have been of is equally as “obvious" as the conclusion of the judg. es. It may be that the states ought to be restrained | purely English origin; and so much are some of us
wedded to English customs, that we follow them as to the amount of lax which should be levied upon the bank ---if the bank is constitutionally establish
without a moment's examination as to the right or ed, it might be said that they should not tax it, or
reason of them.
Who thinks of hanging up St. George, as he is its branches, at a higher rate than they taxed such property vested in their own institutions;— but,
called--St. George of Cappadocia?-a saint, describ
ed in history as a consummate villain, robber, &c. to declare that they h.ve not a right to tax property iricorporated by the United States at all, is wonderful. The reason is easily assigned-he is regarded as the
patron saint of England; and whatever is respected to think of, notwithstanding congress may tax the local institutions ad infinitum! Who can believe
in England must be respected in the United States! that such a result was ever anticipated by the fram
But of St. Patrick, all accounts concur in stating ers of the constitution? But this and several other
that he was a benefactor to mankind, teaching them subjects, we reserve for future remarks, if thought
to love one another, and instructing them in the arts
of civilized life. “necessary and proper.”
From the time when England subjugated Irelan', The reasoning of the opinion exhibits a catching and fixed her yoke upon the necks of those whom at words and an establishment of facts by implica- her sword had spared, until the present day, the tion, with a Sibylline mystery thrown over things latter has been really treated as a conquered country. hitherto supposed to be very comprehensible, embel-Grave statesmen in the cabinet, and an unthinking lished too, with a lawyer-like pleading, that we rabble in the street, have equally used their efforts wish had been dispensed with. We expected to by solemn decisions or broad ridicule,to keep under have found a plain tale-we asked for bread and have the national feeling of the people subdued, to mor. received a stone. Take the following as one among tify their pride and break down their spirit. From many examples that might be cited: In reference the day of Nimrod, the maxim of tyrants has been to the 10th article of the amendments to the consti- to divide and destroy; and every effort of ingenuity. tution (quoted above),the court intimates, that if the unrestrained by humanity, reason or law, has been word expressly had been used (so as to make it read exercised by the English rulers of Ireland to sepa-the powers not expressly delegated"), their opinion rate one part of the people of that island from the might have been different. If we recollect rightly, other, and array them in deadly hostilities, through this amendment was proposed by Virginia, and for any medium that presented itself. Perhaps even the EXPRESS purpose of defining what were the pow. now, the British government would consider it as a ers of the general government, and to prevent it most unfortunate event, if the inhabitants of Ireland. from interfering with the rights of the states. But casting away their prejudices, could be brought to we cannot see how it is that the insertion of that regard one another as brethren of the same family, word would strengthen the article--it already seems having a community of interests. Hence it is, that as plain as A. B. C. and conveys the same broad idea though both countries are seemingly blended under no less than three times in as many short sections of a one government, and though the real head of that gobrief sentence, as to that of the U. States being a vernment is himself an Irishman, the fact is well government of strictly limited powers.
known that a majority, a large majority, of the
people of Ireland, are divested of many of the priWe shall here conclucle our present number, with vileges of other British subjects, and still held as in a hope that nothing we have said can be construed chains. into a contempt of the court,” about which the But what have we, in the United States, to do doctrine is so comprehensive that nobody knows what with English policy? Are we forever to follow Briit is, except our judges-in their own cause. Buttish fashions—to call one set of people wpatriots," we shall go on and endeavor to stand guiltless before another “rebels," and a third turbulent and “disGod and our country on this great occasion---this affected,” at British bidding? Are we unable to first grand step towards a consolidation of the states, I judge for ourselves—have we not yet arrived at sufor a separation of them. We so much dislike those ficient maturity to discern between right and wrong. words as never to use them except on some very still wanting a master? We have thrown open our imposing necessity, and never will introduce them country as an asylum for the oppressed of all nations into common remark. Now, however, we feel it we only ask of any that they shall yield obedience needful that there should be a "moving of the wa- to our laws. Is it not then base and barbarous te ters,” that the sickliness of our constitution may be outrage the best feelings and dearest prejudices of healed, and we call upon the people, the honest such, by acts against law? “National reflections” are people, who hate monopolies and privileged orders, to very seldom either just or generous,--the body of arise in their strength and purge our political tem- the people of every country are well disposed; ge.. ple of the money-changers and those who sell doves.-neral errors arise from a bad education or the causing a reversion to the original purity of our necessity of their condition, and are gradually resystem of government, that the faithfuil centinel may moved as light is received and necessity retires. again say, “Aul's WELL!”
We have seen that the rudest men, cyru those whom
the English call the “wild Irish," become softened, riere, or, hereafter, perhaps, by the anniversary ofthe and many of them as it were regenerated, by the destruction of one of their great fleets, the effigy of mild influence of our constitution, which opens the lour revered hero, even under such circumstances, was way to comfort and respectability, wealth or honor, suspended by the neck from the mast of a ship ly. to all who properly seek them.
ling in a dock of that city-what would the AmeriEvery warm hearted Irishman, protestant or ca- cans there think, what would not some of them try to do, tholic, cherishes the memory of St. Patrick, as the on account of such a outrage? The half of such author of numerous blessings and benefits to the there, to whom it should be known, would feel willand of his fathers. What sort of a being must he be, ling to risk, and perhaps, would risk their lives to who feels no sort of attachment to the place of his repel it! The anecdote of com. Rodgers, who was in birth and scenes of his childhood: He is as a man a private ship (and unknown) at Liverpool, many without a soul-he may prefer another place or years ago, when an insult was offered to our flag, is another country, without an interference with thiswell known-he cast his life upon the hazard of a natural or original feeling. Nor is there any state of die, his person against a numerous mob, to throw society destitute of its peculiar endearments and back the scorn and contempt of misguided Englishpleasures. The Laplander, courted by all the deli. men. And who is there in the United States that cacies of the most polished nations, sighis for the will condemn him for it-if there are any, let them rocks and snou's of his native home; and the Samo. stand forth, that we may see what manner of men ieds, a tribe of the Tartar race, resident on the shores they are! of the Arctic ocean--where, for the greater part of Whenever we are at a loss to decide a case, let us the year they are compelled to live in holes dug in carefully ascertain what we would wish others toto the earth; to breathe à foul air, and live upon such unto us in the like circumstances, and we shall pretty food as we would hardly consume to keep us from nearly discover what we ourselves ought to do! If starving-leave the gay court of St. Petersburg with it would excite our wrath to see WASHINGTON hung joy, for the delights of their country and home! A upin effigy in England, how much more reason deputation from them once told an emperor of Rus- have the natives of Ireland to be incensed at such an sia, that if he knew the pleasures they enjoyed in their indignity offered to their great patron, to whom they long nights of winter, if he once saw their beautiful ascribe mightier things* _whose virtues are hight. summer, he would abandon his throne, that he mightened by the glow of ages, and who to his civil qualilive with them!-Thus it is with each people on the fications added all that could adorn the christian reglobe; almost every tribe has its singular attach-ligion,-in the estimation of his countrymen? ments. Can we then expect it of the natives of Ire. The precepts of this apostle were, that men land, proverbial for following the impulse of feeling should love God-his example, that they should do -call it prejudice or whatever else you please, to good to one another. shake off such sentiments at the moment in which the foolish practice spoken of is rapidly declinthev reach our country-a country but as yesterday ing- within our memory twenty stuffed paddys might settled by forcigners? No-no, it cannot be-it is be seen on an anniversary of St. Patrick-now a soli not in the nature of man that such things should tary one hardly appears. This shews the progress
happen; and indeed, who among us will not de- of good principles and liberal dispositions, witli a re· spise a person for speaking ill of the land of his tirement from English notions; and we trust that in a birth? He may execrate the government, he may few years we shall not hear any thing more of such prefer another country so far as to lay down his life exhibitions. in defence of that country but there is something We have taken up this subject seriously, because in human nature that will not permit us to respect a we have heard some very respectable gentlemen, being divested of every spark of national feeling. It unthinkingly, lend their opinion to countenance the is the bond of social compact-the centre point of procedure which we reprehend; in the hope that social virtue; the triumph of the heart in the they and all others, may reflect a little upon the mat. day of prosperity, the stay of suffering virtue in the ter, and give us their aid to bring about a "SURREN. season of adversity, What American is there whose | BER OF PREJUDICES.” bosom would not swell at hearing the simple strains The editor of the REGISTER, as was stated on a of Yankee doodle in a strange land-on the top of the former occasion, is, as he believes, descended whol. mountains ofthe Moon, or in the dark regions of the ly from English ancestors, who accompanied, orim. mines of Wieliska, his blood would rush more rapid-mediately followed, the fortunes of William Penn; ly from his heart as the music of his native country and his religious opinions are decidedly opposed to greeted his ear; if it did not, we would say of him, those of any men who make saints of others, though lel no such man be trzisted!
in common intercourse it is almost impossible to Our character is not yet fully formed: it will take avoid giving the designation in every case: yet, he fifty years perhaps, or at least another generation, hopes that he has seen and reflected enough to be. entirely to cause the American people to believe and lieve that there are good men in every nation and act, if they belonged to and had a country for theinpersuasion in the world;-and, grateful to a kind selves. Such is the force of early impressions, in- Providence for the blessings of civil and religious lisensibly communicated from father to son. Still, berty which he himself enjoys, he wishes that it we are rapidly advancing, and many have nearly rt- may be dispensed to every kindred, tongue and peo. ceived a set of national opinions; among which is a ple on the earth-assured that the light of revela. respect for the memory of Washington, tho' he was ion, and force of Christian precept, will best make recently with us, and is not yet venerated as he will their way into the hearts of freemen-without an in. be in future ages. He was of that cast of character which composed the demi gods of the heathen world, *The following toast drank at Savannah, on the and were regarded as saints after death in the early last anniversary of St. Patrick, may shew the estimaages of christianity. But suppose that at London, tion in which his memory is generally held by Irish.. the people there, fresh in the recollection that menWashington was the leader of the American "rebel. "The memory of St. Patrick; while the sons of Hi. lion," and excited by some untoward event such as bernia obey his precepts, and imitate his example, the battle of New Orleans, the capture of the Guer. I he is the guardian genius of their country.”
quisition or a bench of bishops, on one hand, to tellportunity of John Fox (brother of Samuel). They a man what he ought to believe, or murder or perse- seem to censure some parts of the proceedings, but cute him for not believing-or ridicule on the other. give the opinion that the charges against the secreIn the language of Jefferson, “error of opinion may tary have not been substantiilted, and request to be safely be tolerated where reason is left free to com- discharged form a further consideration of the subbat it;” and, by far more imposing authority, we areject. told, “if these things be of men they will come to 3. Among the documents accompanying the renought-but if they be of God, you cannot overthroy port is a formal agreement between Lisle and Fox, them"-or words to this effect. We therefore say, according to the facts above stated, in which it is let them alone; meddle with nothing that does not dis- intimated that the governor having been consulted turb the public peace,nar jeopardize the public safe on the subject, had acceded to the arrangement
also the following letter from the secretary of the commonwealth, at Harrisburg, to Mr. Bache, P. M.
at Philadelphia. Pennsylvania.
Hg. March 10, 1818. The people, as well as the legislature of Pennsyl- Dear Richard I wish you immediately to attend vania, have been much agitated for a considerable for me to a subject which I have very much at heart, time past, respecting certain allegations made and on which something must be done immediately. against the secretary of the commonwealth, Tho. Sam Fox (son of uncle) has been appt. for auct: but mas Sergeant, esq. for a sort of a bargain made by uncle did not press the commission for him, being him, in behalf of one of his frien is, as a condition on contented that he should by an arrangement with which a certain person should receive of the govern- some one appd. receive $2000 p. an, and give his or, the appointment of auctioneer in the city of services, in return--An arrangement has been made Philadelphia.
by uncle with Lisle, which wd. have done very well, The report, documents and testimony relating to if L. had got the commission. But L. has tho' not this subject, would do more then fill a whole sheet formally, yet in fact (between you and me) with of the REGISTER; but as it is a curious affair, and well drawn from the field, under a contemplated arrange. deserves a record, we shall endeavor to make outment with Jennings, and I fear if Jennings gets the an abstract of the facts before us.
commiss. the other will fall thro'-Now as if L. got : 1. Thomas Sergeant is charged by John Wurtz, it the parties wd. be the same as if J. got. Why with having "corruptly interfered to prevent the shd, there be any difficulty-I wish you to see if the pure, regular and efficient administration of public understanding cannot be made with J. also. If it affairs”-in having, through an agent in the city of cannot, I will certainly try to get L, appd. or some Philadelphia, proffered the commission of auc. one that will. This is a matter which I have much tioneer to several applicants, who would obligate at heart, and which I certainly will use all iny pow. themselves to pay, annually, $2000 to one of his re-ers to effect - it is not much that is asked. Sam's latives, under the title of a clerk. That he withheld | services will be worth a great deal: and besicles, his the commissions until this arrangement was effect- friends give him quite as much title to this as any ed, &c. &c,
body's do to a commission. They would be very 2. A long report of a committee of the house of glad to join him on such terms, if he got a commiš. representatives appointed to enquire into this mat. sion. Uncle is sick abed, and has not had the thing ter, follows. They examined many witnesses, cal. arranged as I expected: I have hitherto left it to him; led for and received many papers, &c. and reported but I now wish you to go about it. You may see and in substance, that--the office of auctioneer in the talk to him, but pray do not let any thing preventcity of Philadelphia was sought for by 40 persons, your attending to this immediately, and write me when only 7 could be appointed; among the appli- word, I will have things delayed in the meanwhile. cants was Samuel Pox. Finding that he would not If you can do nothing with J. I wish you to speak to probably be appointed, Edward Fox (father of Steel or Tavlor. Steel at any rate ought not to hicSamuel) made an agreement with Mr. Lisle, that sitate-. nor Jennings, indeed-nor Wurts.--. I am dehe (Edward F.) should use all his influence to get termined to have the thing effected before the said Lisle appointed one of the auctioneers, provid- comm. are made out-and I wish some of those I have ed Lisle would give the son, Samuel, the place of hitherto befriended would agree. first clerk, with a salary of $2000 dollars a year. Richard Bache, esq. Postmaster, Philad.. The governor appears to have been informed of this The verbal testimony is of formidable length, but arrangement. After a variety of difficulties, too probably, what is stated above may be sufficient to tedious to mention, and a series of negociations, i give a distinct idea of the subject. equal in length, perhaps, to those recently had at Though it does not appear that the public interest Aix la Chapelle, it was so fixed that Lisle, got the has suffered by those proceedings, or that any percommission--and, though he did not appoint Samuel son can be justly regarded as criminal for the part Fox first clerk as originally planned, he nevertheless he took in them, --still, we have abundant evidence gave him a salary of $1000 as an ordinary clerk in and ample exposure of the spirit that too often onethe store, and an additional 1000, gratuitously, to rates upon office-givers and office hunte s; and which, make up the substance of the contract. The report we suppose, exists more or less every where. Men says --"your committee have no hesitation in saying, in office, or having influence with those that are, vethat Lisle pays one thousand dollars per annum to Sam- ry naturally prefer their own friends but the case wel Fox, more than his services is worth; and for which before us has too much of the appearance of selling
Lisle never received any other compensation than the this preference for money. The condition imposed interest and influence of Edward For and his friends, upon Lisle, is exactly to him as if he had purchased in 'procuring a commission for Lisle.” The commit- the appointment for 1000 dollars a vear. If the contee, however, give testimony in favor of the fitness mission is worth it, the money ought to go into the of Mr. Lisle for the appointment, and say, it does state treasury. But we hope the legislature of Penn. not appear that Sergeant even recommended” him; sylvania will see the propriety of authorising any one attributing his being commissioned to his respecta - to do the business of an auctioneer, on purchasing a ble standing as a citizen and the exertions and im- license and giving needful security for the faithful discharge of its duties. Thus they can measurea- | chronicle of passing events;-- And finally, the count. bly prevent the people from being “led into tempo try subscribers may rely npon finding in each numtation," without the least detriment to the public ber a correct account of the prices of country progood.
duce, and of the principal articles in the common As some of our friends in Pennsylvania may be de market. sirous of referring to the yeas and nays on this sub- This brief exposition will enable the reader to ject, we add the vote of the house, on the request comprehend clearly the scope of the intended pubof the committee to be discharged from a further lication; which, taking its name from its most promiconsideration of it-or, in other words, on agreeing nent feature, will bear the title of “THE AMERIto their report:
CAN FARMER,” and addressing itself to the inteYeas-Messrs. Allshouse, Auraudt, Bond, Bow-rests of all classes, it will not in any way interfere in man, Brewster, J. Cochran, Coulter, Craig, Criss. mere party contentions. There appears now, hapman, Davis, Dearth, Dewart, Diminick, Doll, Drink- I pily, to be a growing fondness throughout our coun. house, Fensterinacher, Gilmore, Hays, Heck, Her- try, for agricultural research and experiment, and rington, Hindman, Holmes, Houston, Irvine, Jones, there can be no doubt that a publication of this nature Kennedy, Keys, T. Kreider, J. Kryder, Kyle, Law. which should communicate the efforts making, and rence, Lehman, Logan, Mann, Marks, M'Kean, the lights already acquired by experience, in other
Newhard, Noble, Noon, Orr, Patterson, Purdon, tion, and give an impulse to public spirit in erery Ramsev, Ray, Reed, Reeder, Reider, Ritcher, Robe- state, from which the best consequences might be son, Seltzer, Smith, Souder, Stewart, Wallace, expected to result. “The AVERICAX FARMER" will Wells, White, J. Wilson, S. Wilson, Young-64 open a new ground, and is not intended, or, in its na
Nays-Messrs. Ashbridge, Boyd, Cheyney, G. ture, calculated, to interfere, with any established Cochran, Coleman, Emlen, Good, Graeff, Greisemer, publication. Kerlin, Levan, M Mulin, Morrison, Mosher, Parke, | For the manner in which his undertaking will be Rohrer, Rutter, Sharp, Sturgeon, Thackara, Tre-executed, the subscriber can offer only the pledge vor, Weaver, Witherow, Wynkoop, Hill, speaker of some little experience in, and an ardent predilec---25.
tion for agricultural pursuits. Besides a valuable collection already male, he has taken measures to be
supplied with the new publications of our own coun. "The American Farmer.”
try and of Europe, and he expects to be aided by We heartily recommend the following notice of the correspondence of intelligent landholders. With an intended publication to our readers. It is such as these explanations, ofered in sincerity and truth, work as has long been wanted by the agriculturalists be informs those who may feel disposed to subscribe, of the U. States, and we have no doubt but that it will that “The American Farmer" will be published for have a wide circulation. Happily for us, may it remain 84 per annum, payable half yearly in advance.so forever!-the American farmer is generally the Seven hundred subscribers are already obtained, cultivator of his own land, high-minded and intelli- and some extra numbers will be stricken off, to give gent, independent and laborious--as different from complete files to those who may make early applicathe being known by the same appellation in the old tion. world as a freeman is from a slave. Tens of thou- o Subscriptions will be received by me, at No.8, sands of them, practical farmers, men who "hold the Calvert street, Baltimore. J. S. SKINNER. plough or drive," have snug little libraries, and, in their leisure seasons, read much and reflect. To a class so favored, who for moral and civic virtue
Foreign Articles. may be considered as a “chiosen people," the acqui.
EUROPE-GENERALLY. sition of a work like this, which, at a cheap rate,
Army, as the peace establishment, estimated at shall disseminate the results of experience and pro- 1,798,000 men; in the war establishment 3,608,000; ject improvement, must be very desirable: and we marine, 462 ships of the line, 370 frigates, and 1922 are pleased to give our testimony that few persons, subordinate of all classes.(Austrian statistical work.) it any, are better fitted to conduct such a work than
ENGLAND, &c. Mr. Skinner; he is well inforined, industrious and An alarning combination of mechanics and artists, discriminating, as well as generally acquainted with is said to exist in England-60,000 persons are supthe nature of the things which he intends principal- posed to be associated, and the number to be rapidly
treat of. It is a laudable enterprize, and wel increasing, who each contribute one penny per week wish him success, as well for his own sake as on ac
for the support of delegates, whose business it is to count of the benefits" which, we believe, must re see that no innovation is made upon their rights by sult from a liberal support of bis exertions.
their employers. TO THE PUBLIC.
Since the commencement of the present year, The subscriber will issue in the course of a few | there has been consumed in lighting the streets of days, the first number of a weekly publication, to be London, each night, 300,000 cubic feet of qis: for printed on a single sheet, the size of a common the manufacture of which more than 100,000 lbs. of newspaper. .
coal were required. This quantity of gas furnished As. from the plan of the proposed publication, 76,500 Argand lamps, the light of one which was and the nature of its contents, it ought to become a equal to a pound of candles of six to the pound. The work of permanent utility, it will be printed in the pipes for conducting this gas, embraced an extent of · quanto form, so as to be more conveniently preserv- forty English iniles-one reservoir, called a gasomeeil, in volumeg.
ter, received 27,000 cubic feet. principal portion of each number, will be reserv. By an act of the British parliament lately passed, a er for essays on agriculture, grazins, the best prin- reward of 120,000 is offered for the discovery of a Csics of breeding live stock-anci, in short, for obser-passage, by sea, between the Atlantic and Pacific. Viations on all the various branches of rural and do- | By another act, a reward of 15,000 is offered to those mestic economy.---The next portion, for original and who shall first approach within the degree of the selectirticles on miscellaneons subjects, and a brief North Pole.
Upwards of thirty vessels sailed from Liverpool | tolerably good soil, on which many plants were on the 21st of January, for the East Indies. Their growing the most inviting spot that had been seen chief purpose seems to be to bring home cotton. after passing the Artic circle.
Dr. wolcott, the famous Peter Pindar, was buried Law! A Liverpool paper of Jan. 25, says-- In the in London on the 12th of January last. He was at vice chancellor's court on Christmas eve, the master the advanced age of 81 years, and very poor.
of the rolls delivered its final judgment in a suit beTwo Persian princes are in England for instruc tween a lady named Threlfal, and the trustees of a tion. They are reported to be masters of our lan- school at Ellell, near Lancaster. The cause of disguage, and to read the best of the British poets with pute was two perches of land. It had been in litigadelight.
tion ten years, and from the conflicting testimony, The crown jewels have at last been found the the judge confessed he never met with a more diffiprince regent discovered the place in which they cult case. The decision was against the lady, 'The were deposited!
costs of this long proceeding, on account a piece of An order in council has been issued to direct the ground not worth 401. amount to between 30001, and people how to pray-in consequence of the decease 40001. each party. of the queen.
Stocks, Jan. 26.-3 per cent. consols 78 3-8 7-8 24. We find nothing in the recent advices from En-1-2. gland of any preparation for paying in gold and sil- Crim con. Five thousand pounds have been awardver, by the bank of England—the period at which edinacase of crim.con, in which the hussey who thus payments in gold and silver were to be resumed, gave up herself to infamy, represented as exceedwas the 5th July, 1819. By late advices, it was to ingly beautiful, was the mother of six children and be again suspended to July, 1820.
pregnant with the seventh! . Abstract of the net produce of the revenue of nitrare upon the quakers at Carlow-from an En. Great Britain, for the quarters ending 5th January, glish paper. As a number of females of the society 1817 and 1819, respectively, exclusive of arrear of of friends, were lately coming out of their meeting. war duties.
house, at Carlow, they were assailed by a vile rabble, 1818. 1819.
who, not content with using such missiles as fell diCustoms
L3,017,621 2,465,664 | rectly in their way, raked the very kennels for filth Excise
and ordure to hear on the persons of these respectaStamps
1,666,532 1,530,532 ble people. The Roman Catholic priest of the towni, Post-Office
319,000 319,000 the Rev. Wm. Fitzgerald, addressed his parishioners Assessed taxes
2,260,017 2,303,778 | next Sunday, on the subject of this brutal outrage, Land taxes
343,604 408,366 in the following terms: Miscellaneous
"My very soul is harrowed up at the recollection
of such an abomination! Some of these wretches are 13,271,764 13,398,761 said to be Catholics—but I disown them. ChrisThe British papers speak of an association of 100tianity disclaims, and Catholicity abhors them they persons-several of whom are men of science, litera- are the excommunicate of civil society. Such ture and general information, and wealthy, about to wretches, in Jerusalem, at the time of the persecuremove in a body to the U. States-who will take tion of the Messiah, were the first to cry out, “Crucify with them 100,0001. in money.
Jesus!” (An erclamation of horror ran through the Lord Erskine lately took a trip to Gretna Green, congregation.) Such wretches in Constantinople, in female attire, to marry his housekeeper, by whom would be the very dregs of Mahometan fanaticism. he had had several children, whom he designed I thank God their number is small; and, I am sure tiereby to legitimatise. The old man is about 70 they are the vilest, the lowest, and foulest dregs of years of age-his wife, 37.
the people." A London paper gives us a grave account about al A Foo London Feb. 27.--The metropolis was on cow taking the landle of a pump between her horns, Tuesclay enveloped in a fog, the most dense that has and helping herself to a drink of water!
| been witnessed for several years. The darkness in Some of the disciples of Joanna Southcoat have the early part of the day was not so very great as to been taken up for proclaiming the Shiloh, in Lon- be attended with extraordinary inconvenience; but don. They went through the streets crying out, it gradually increased, and about four o'clock it be*wo! wo! to the inhabitants of the earth because of came impossible to discern an object at the distance the coming of the Shiloh!” They created a moh, of a few paces. The carriages and waggons moveone fellow every now and then sounded a trumpet ing along the streets were not discernable from the On promising to desist from such practices, they ftag-ways, and the passengers on the latter derivedl were dismissed hy the magistrates.
very little aid from the lights in the windows, or in The custody of the king's person, by act of par- the lamps, as most of the shops, from fear of acci. liament, has been confided to the duke of York. dents, were shut, and several of the latter were er.
The committee appointed to devise a method to pre- tinguished by the fog; even those which did burnt vent the forgery of bank notes, have reported a plan afforded but a very feeble twinkling light, not visi. for the purpose, which it is thought will prove ef- ble until a near approach. The coachmen alighted fectual. If something is not speedily done, the sys- from their boxesto lead the horses, and the link-boys tem will fall; for the juries now never find a person were in great numbers to offer their assistance; but guilty of forgery, if they can avoid it.
with every possible care and precaution the passen. So little are the British satisfied with the late Po-gers both on foot and in carriages, seldom succeeded lar expedition, under capt. Ross, that two other ves in makingtheir way without mistakes, and horses and sels are to sail in search of a N. W. passage in the carriages frequently deviated from the street to the spring. From a statement before us, it would ap- flag-ways, to the imminent danger of the passengers. pear that capt. R. gave up the enterprize at the only The vioises made by the people in the streets, were moment which promised success-being in a large frightful; some shrieking from terror when surprised channel of warm water entirely free from ice, and by the sudden approach of a horse or a carriage, 650 fathoms decp, leading from Baffin's bay, north- and others calling out to their fellow-travellers to wardly. The adjacent shores appeared to have a varn them of their danger, os anxiously cnquiring