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susceptible of quibble or subterfuge, bę pocketed, for redress. Now in the case under consideration, laid aside, delayed, and not executed, for more there existed no such higher authority-The war months than it would be necessary to employ days or department, or in other words, the president being hours; would this case prove the utility of govern- the common superior (A.) and the General of diment relying for the execution of its orders solely on vision, the intermediate commander (B.) A prithe integrity of a commander? Perhaps it may be rate and respectful remonstrance, therefore, appears alleged, that such cases are purely imaginary, let to have been the only mode of redress which circumfacts which have occurred in less than a year be ex. stances admitted of. An appeal to the army or the ammed, and it will then be known whether they vary public, before or after such remonstrance, seems to in any respect, from the cases as above stated.
have been a greater irregularity than the measure A. QUERIST.
complained of; to reprobate that measure publicly, “Certified and signed, J. M. Glassell, aid de camp.” as the division order does, was to mount still higher
in the scale of indecorum, but when the order goes LETTER II.
so far as to prohibit to all officers in the division, an Gen. Scott to gen. Jackson.
obedience to the commands of the president of the Head quarters, 1st and 3d military departments, United States, unless received through division
New York, Oct. 4th, 1817. head quarters, it appears to me, that nothing but SIR-I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt mutiny and defiance, can be understood or intend. of your letter of the 8th ultimo, together with the ed. two papers therein enclosed.
There is another view of this subject, which must I am not the author of the miserable and unmeaning have escaped you, as I am pursuaded there is not a article copied from the “Columbian,"and (not being man in America less disposed to shift responsibility a reader of that gazette) should probably never have from himself to a weaker part than yourself. Supheard of it, but for the copy you have sent me. And pose the war department, by order of the president, whilst on the subject of writing and publishing, it sends instructions direct to the commanding officers, may save time to say, at once, that with the excep: perhaps a captain, at Natchitoches (a post within tion of the substance of two articles which appeared your division) to attack the body of Španish royalin the Enquirer” last fall, and a journal kept whilst ists nearest to that frontier; if the captain obeys, a prisoner in the hands of the enemy, I have not writ. you arrest him; but if, in compliance with your ten, nor caused any other to write a single line for prohibition, he sets the commands of the president any gazette whatever, since the commencement of at naught, he would find himself in a direct conthe late war.
Aict with the highest military authority under the Conversing with some two or three private gen. constitution, and thus would have to maintain against tlemen, about as many times on the subject of the that "fearful odds,” the dangerous position laid division order, dated at Nashville, April 22d, 1817; it down in your order. Surely this consequence could is true that I gave it as my opinion, that that paper, not have been foreseen by you, when you penned was, as it respected the future, mutinous in its cha- that order.* racter and tendency, and, as it respected the past, a
I must pray you to believe, sir, that I have ex. reprimand of the commander in chief, the president pressed my opinion on this great question, without of the United States; for although the latter be not the least hostility to yourself, personally, and with. expressly named, it is a principle well understood, out any view of making my court in another quarthat the war department, without at least his sup- ter, as is insinuated by your anonymous correspon. posed sanction, cannot give a valid command to an en-dent. I have nothing to fear or hope from either sign.
party. It is not likely that the executive will be ofhave thus, sir, frankly answered the queries ad fended, at the opinion, that it has committed an irdressed to me, and which were suggested to you regularity in the transmission of one of its orders; by the letter of your anonymous correspondent; and, as to yourself, although I cheerfully admit that but on a question so important as that which you you are my superior, I deny that you are my comhave raised with the war department, or in other manding olticer, within the meaning of the 6th artiwords with the president of the United States, and in which, I find myself incidentally involved, I must * Let it here be remembered, that this illustrative take leave to illustrate my meaning a little; in doing statement was strictly in reply: fin. Jackson bad said, which, I shall employ almost the precise language "sif my order had been the subject of your animadverwhich was used on the occasions above alluded to. sions, it is believed that you will at once admit it,
Take any three officers-Let A be the common and the extent to which you have gone." General superior, B the immediate commander, and C the Scott, hox'ever, omitted one remark made by him, common junior, A wishes to make an order which on all the occasions alluded to: Speaking of the or. shall affect C. The good of the service, etiquette der, he said, “nevertheless, as this indiscretion on and country, require, no doubt, that the order the part of Gen. Jackson, no doubt, proceeded from should pass through B; or, if expedition and the dis- that vehemence and impetuosity of character to persed situation of the parties make it necessary to which we owe one of the most splendid victories, send the order dicect to C (of which necessity X is not only of the country, but of the age, he (gen. the judge) the good of the service etiquette, and Scott) hoped, that the one might be tolerated on ac. country require, with as little doubt that A notify count of the other.” This was omitted for opposite, B thereof, as soon as practicable. Such notice, of but obvious reasons, both by himself and the anony. itself, bas always been held sufficient, under the cir- mous writer. Gen. Scott can confidently appeal to, cumstances last stated. But we will suppose that perhaps, more than a thousand persons, in Europe A sends the order direct to C, and neglects to noti- and America, in proof of the pride and enthusiasm tify B thereof, and such appears to be the precise with which he has uniformly spoken of the defence case alluded to in the order before cited. Has B of New Orleans; and, he agrees to be held infamous, no redress against this irregularity? He may un- if two respectable witnesses will aver, that he was questionably remonstrate with A, in a respectful ever heard, prior to the 22d December, 1817, to manner, and if remonstrance fails, and there be a speak of gen. Jackson in other terms than those of higher military authority than A, B may appeal to it|admiration.
cle of the rules and articles of war. Even if I beger set up a claim to that character. Are you islonged to your division, I should not hesitate to re- norant, sir, that had my order, at which your refined peat to you all that I have said, atany time, on your judgment is so extremely touched, been made the subject, if a proper occasion offered; and what is subject of enquiry, you might, from your standing, more, I should expect your appobation, as in my not your character, been constituted one of my humble judginent, refutation is impossible. judges? How very proper then was it, thus situated,
As you do not doubt the imputations contained and without a knowledge of any of the attendant in the anonymous letter, a copy of which you enclos- circumstances, for you to have pre-judged the ed me, I shall not degrade myself by any further no- whole matter. This at different times, and in the tice of it.
circle of your friends you could do; and yet had I I have just shown the article from «The Colum- been arraigned, and you detailed as one of my bian" to some military gentlemen of this place, judges, with the designs of an assassin lurking unfrom whom I learn, that it was probably intend- der a fair exterior, you would have approached the ed to be applied to a case which has recently oc. holy sanctuary of justice. Is conduct like this concurred at West Point. The writer is supposed genial with that high sense of dignity which should to proceed upon a report (which is 'neverthe- be seated in a soldier's bosom? Is it due from a less believed to be erroneous) that brigadier gene- brother officer to assail in the dark the reputation ral Swift had orders from the war department, more of another, and stab him at a moment when he canthan twelve months since, to remove captain Par- not expect it? I might insult an honorable man by tridge from the military academy, and that he sup: questions such as these, but shall not expect that pressed those orders, &c.-The author is believed they will harrow up one who must be dead to all to be a young man of the army, and was, at the time those feelings which are the characteristic of a genof publication, in this city; but not under my com- tleman. mand, and with whom I nerer had the smallest inti. In terms polite as I was capable of noting, I askmacy; 1 forbear to mention his name, because it is ed you if my informant had stated truly-if you only by conjecture.
were the author of the publication and remarks Thase the honor to be, &c.
charged against you, and to what extent; a refer(Signed)
ence to your letter, without any comment of mine, To najor gen. Andrew Jackson, &c. &c.
will inform how far you have pursued a similar LETI ERII.
course;-how little of the gentleman, and how General Jackson to Gen. Scott.
much of the hectoring bully you have manifested. Head quarters, division, of the south. If nothing else would, the epaulets which grace
Nashville, December 3d, 1817. your shoulders, should have dictated to you a difSin-I have been absent from this place a consi- ferent course, and have admonished you, that howderable time, rendering the last friendly office I ever small may have been your respect for another could, to a particular friend, whose eyes I closed on —respect for yourself should have taught you the the Puth ultimo. Owing to this, your letter of the necessity of replying, at least mildly, to the enqui. 4th of October was not received until the first inst. ries I suggested; and more especially should you
Upon the receipt of the anonymous communica- have done this, when your own convictions must tion made me from New York, 1 hastened to lay it have fixed you as guilty of the abominable crime of before you; that course was suggested to me, by the detraction-of slandering, and behind his back, a respect I felt for you as a man and a soldier and brother officer. But not content with answering that you might have it in your power to answer to what was proposed, your over Feening vanity bas how far you had been guilty of so base and inexcu- led you to make an offering of your advice.* Besable conduct. Independent of the services you lieve me, sir, it is not in my power to render you had rendered your country, the circumstance of my thanks: I think too highly of myself to suppose your wearing the badge and insignia of a soldier, that I stand at all in need of your admonitions, and led me to the conclusion, that I was addressing a too lightly of you to appreciate them as useful. For gentleman. With these feelings you were written good advice I am always thankful; but never fail to to, and had an idea been for a moment entertained, spurn it, when I know it to flow from an incompetent that you could have descended from the high and or corrupt source; the breast where base and guilty dignified character of a major general of the United passions dwell is not the place to look for virtue, or States, and used language so opprobrious and inso- any thing that leads to virtue. My notions, sir, are lent as you have done, rest assured, I should have not those now taught in modern schools, and in faslıiviewed you as rather too contemptible to have held onal luigh life; they were imbibed in ancient days, any converse with you on the subject. If you have and hitherto have, and yet bear me to the conclulived in the world thus long in the entire ignorance sion, that he who can wantonly outrage the feelings of the obligations and duties which honor impose, of another-who, without cause, can extend injury you are indeed past the time of learning; and surely where none is donc, is capable of any criine, howHe must be ignorant of them, who seems so little ever detestable in its nature, and will not fail to comto understand their influence.
mit it, whenever it may be imposed by necessity. Pray, sir, does your recollection serve, in what I shall not stoop, sir, to a justification of my order school of philosophy you were taught: that to a let- before you, or to notice the weakness and absurditer enquiring into the nature of a supposed injury, ties of yourtinsel rhetorick: it may be quite conclıand clothed in language decorous and unexception- sive with yourself, and I have no disposition to atable, an answer should be given, couched in pom- tempt convincing you, that your ingenuity is not as pous insolence and bullying expression? I had profound as you have imagined it. To my governhoped that what was charged upon you by my ment, whenever it may' please, I hold myself liable anonymous correspondent was unfounded; I had to answer, and to produce the reasons which hoped so, from a belief that general Scoit was a sol-prompted me to the course ) took; and to the interdier and a gentleman; but when I see those state-meddling pimps and spies or th war department, ments doubly confirmed by his own words, it beCUT PE matier of enquiry, how far a man of honor *When, where? General Scott is unconscious of able feelings can rcconcile them to himself, or lon-I the fact.
who are in the garb of gentlemen, I hold myself re-say thought of, since. These circumstances will sponsible for any grievance they may labor under show that it is my wish to reply to you dispassionateon my account; with which you have my permission ly. to number yourself. For what I have said, I offer I regret that I cannot accept the challenge you no apology; you have deserved it all, and more, were offer me. Perhaps I may be restrained from wishit necessary to say more.--I will barely remark in ing to level a pistol at the breast of a fellow being, conclusion, that if you feel yourself aggrieved at in private combat, by a sense of religion; but lest what is here said, any communication from you will this motive should excite the ridicule of gentlemen reach me safely at this place.
of liberal habits of thinking and acting, I beg leave I have the horor to be, very respectfully, your to add, that I decline the honor of your invitation obedient servant,
from patriotic scruples. My ambition is not that of (Signed) ANDREW JACKSON. Erostratus. I should think it would be easy for you Brevet major general W. Scott, United States to console yourself under this refusal, by the applicaarmy, New York.
tion of a few epithets, as coward, &c. to the object
of your resentment, and I here promise to leave you The foregoing extraordinary letter was laid aside until the next war, to persuade yourself of their truth until almost forgotten. When certain of his feelings, Your famous order bears date the 22d April, 1817. general Scott sat down to reply to it. He thought At intervals of three or four months thereafterof New Orleans and some other affairs, in which the that is, when it had been officially published to the parties had been respectively engaged, and it ap: troops of your division, and printed in almost every peared to him that a brace of pistols could add paper in the union -as if to challenge discussions nothing to the character of either. He conceived i found myself in company where it was the subject that at the age he had then attained, some little re- of conversation. Not being under your command, putation for temper and moderation began to be an I was as free to give my opinion on that public act as object worthy of his consideration, however they any one else; for, I presume, you will not assert, might be disregarded by his opponent. In fact, it that where an officer is not expressly restrained by did not once seriously occur to him, that the cou- the military code, he has not all the rights of any rage of either could be put in question, and there other citizen. For this fair expression of opinion, fore, he found himself perfectly at liberty to consult on a principle as universal as the profession of arms, his sense of justice and propriety, rather than his and which opinion I afterwarıls, at your instance, passions. Yet he understands, that, on this point, state to you, in all its detail, you are pleased to general Jackson shrugs his shoulders and looks mys- charge me with having slandered you belind your teriously, whilst he suffers his minions to flatter him, back!-an accusation, which I consider the more that he has obtained a triumph. Miserable vanity! amusing, as I never had the honor of being in your Most puerile and unworthy conceit! A triumph presence in all my life! I can assure you, sir, that over the fears of gen. Scott! The latter does not nothing but my great respect for your superior age doubt the courage of general Jackson; yet he might and services prevents me from indulging, also, in & enumerate several affairs, in any one of which, he little bitter pleasantry on this point. was, probably, exposed to greater personal danger than general Jackson has encountered in his whole on that it you had been brought to trial for publish
It seems that you are under the further impressimilitary career. And here let him not be called a a fool for boasting;” for he may say with
one of the other suggest) and I appoined one of your judges,
ing that order---(an idea that I never heard any greatest of men, “mine enemy has forced me to that, assassin-like, I should have approached the it.” But is it a boast, in an American, to assert his holy sanctuary of justice, &c. such is, I think, your indifference to personal danger? General Scott has language. Now, like you (without believing one commanded some thousands of his countrymen at word of it) it would be as easy for me (manually) to different times, and does not remember three indi- retort all this abuse, as it was for you to originate it; viduals among them, who were deficient in that al. but I must inform you, sir, that however much I may most universal attribute. But the foregoing letter has been represented as am not at all inclined to follow the pernicious exam
desire to emulate certain portions of your bistory, I a challenge, and the reply to it a non acceptance ple that your letter furnishes. on the ground of religious scruples. The double false. hood will not escape the reader, although it be true
You complain of harshness on my part. My lete that general Scott, in a playful humor, chose to treat ter to which yours is a reply, is, doubtless, somewhat the letter as a challenge. And as to the other point, bold in its character, but, believing that in an affair however repugnant to his principles, it may be, with you, it was necessary to have right on one's “to do a contrived murder," either under forms, or
side, in order to obtain approbation, I had no other in violation of them, or by his own voluntary seek care in its composition, than to avoid every thing ing-General Scott, whenever he shall think it ne- personally offensive, as far as the truth, and a fair cessary, will be as free to defend his reputation discussion of the subject would permit; and I still against calumny, as he would be to slay a robber rest persuaded, that the fact corresponds with my who should attempt his life on the highway. He intention. It is true, that I spoke of you and treat. knows of no code of morals which would disarm him ed you as a MAN, without the petty qualifications of in either case, nor does the promise in the following
common usages; because, in addressing you, they letter; for as that was made without consideration, were then considered as so many diminutives, but I so may it be withdrawn without explanation or apo. am now to apprehend that universal success and ap: logy.
plause have somewhat spoiled you; and that I shall
ultimately be obliged to fall into the common place LETTER IV.
habit, observed in respect to common place people, General Scott to general Jackson.
and consider you as nothing more than a gentleHead quarters, 1st and 3rd miltitary depart.
ments, New York, Jan. 2nd, 1818. Permit me to request-I think I have a right to SIR, Your letter of the 3rd ultimo, was handed demand—a sight of the original anonymous letter me about the 22nd, and has not been read, I might which has given rise to this discussion. If I mistake
not, your correspondent is a greater personage than
Mexican Coinage. you, perhaps, imagine-nay, so high, that he has
(Copied from the Gazette de Mexico into Havanna once essayed to sit himself above the highest in our
papers, and translated for the "Federal Republic political sphere. The letter shall be returned as soon as the hand is compared with that of a certain agent Statement of monies coined at the royal Mexican
can.”] of the personage alluded to. I cannot close this letter without expressing a
mint, with the stamp of Ferdinand the 7th, in the belief, that on the return of your wonted magnani.
year 1818, in gold and silver. mity, I shall be requested to burn the one which has elicited it, by way of apology for the injury it does me. Accordingly, it has been seen, as yet, by
409,624 00 but one individual, (of my staff), and shall be held January, in reserve, until a certain time has elapsed-attend- February,
829,671 25 ing that just expectation. In the mean time, I shall March,
767,782 00 have the honor to remain, sir, very respectfully, April
1,022,715 00 your most obedient servant,
604,149 18 To major general Andrew Jackson.
973,041 00 August,
819,080 00 No reply was ever given to the foregoing, and of September,
767,811 00 course, gen. Scott has never seen the original ano.
November, nymous letter. His suspicions and the whole cor
1,024,557 00 respondence were fully commuricated, in January,
$533,921 00 1,524,084 371 1818, to a particular friend of governor Clinton, who was perfectly at liberty to give notice thereof to
S533,921 00 | 10,852,367 00 that personage. Whether he did or not, gen. Scott | Table of monies comed at the mint of Mexico, in gold, is not informed. A copy of the correspondence it. silver and copper,* in the years 1811, to 18, inself would have been sent to Mr. Clinton, but for
clusive. the prohibitory regulation above cited, and which came out before gen. Jackson had time to reply to the letter, if he had been so disposed. Gen. Scott, until his opponent set him the example (a precedent 1811, $1,055,263 75 8,956,432 24 10,041,796 09 not disapproved by the war department) supposed 1812, 331,646 00! 4,027,620 09 4,409,266 09 that the first sentence of the regulation, all publi- 1813,
6,133,983 75 6,133,983 75 cations," &c. interdicted manuscript copies as well 1814, 618,069 00 6,902,481 53 7,624,105 13 es others. Until then a distinction of this sort ap- 1815, 486,464 05 6,454,799 63 7,042,620 28 peared to him absurd; for how easy would it be for 1816, 960,393 00 8,315,616 04 9,401,290 78 any of the numerous persons to whom gen. Jackson 1817, 854,942 001 7,994,951 00 8,849,893 00 has delivered copies, or rather parts of the corres- 1818, 533,921 00 10,852,376 93 11,386,288 52 pondence, to print them. The moment they passed out of his hands they ceased to be under his con years $4,920,79878)59,638,252 3964,889,244 4. trol. After all, it is possible that the suspicions above
*T'he amount of the copper coinage was, in the expressed are unjust, as it respects one individu
whole, S330,193 36; nearly in equal proportions in although there is not room to doubt, that the anony
the years 1813, '14 and '15. in no other, is any mous letter was written to serve the views of Mr. copper coinage returned. Clinton, and that those views have been effected, at least so far as they respect gen. Jackson. Should
New York Bills of Mortality. gen. Scott ever discover or find cause to believe, Report of deaths in the city and county of New York, that Mr. Clinton neither wrote nor dictated the
for the year 1818. anonymous letter, there is no apology which one The whole number of deaths during the year gentleman may prescribe to another, that shall not 1818, was 3265, viz. 984 men, 756 women, 857 boys, be promptly and cheerfully rendered.
and 688 girls. Of this number, 783 were of, or ur.And here, general Scott must, in candor, state, der the age of 1 year; 328 between 1 and 2; 198 that sometime during the summer or fall of 1818, between 2 and 5; 101 between 5 and 10; 134 bewhen a tbreat of general Jackson's (that he meant tween 10 and 20; 383 between 20 and 30; 425 heto visit New York for the purpose of “calling out” tween 30 and 40; 359 between 40 and 50; 239 be. general Scott-published in a Georgia paper, on in- tween 50 and 60; 140 between 60 and 70; 110 be, formation derired, as was said, from an officer direct tween 70 and 80; 51 between 80 and 90; 12 between from Florida) was mentioned in the hearing of Mr. 90 and 100; and 2 aged above 100 years. Clinton, the latter replied --«general Jackson would Of the diseases, 591 were cases of consumption, have enough to do, if he undertook to fight every 201 of convulsions, 106 dropsy in the head, 141 dya body who thinks with general Scoit, on the subject sentery, 263 typhus fever, 87 of other fevers, 68 of of the famous order," intimating thereby, that he infantile flux, 74 of hives, 195 of inflamations; 38 of (Mr. Clinton) was still one of those persons.-Gen. intemperance, 92 of old age, 19 of small pox, 159 Scott's informant who had previously heard of the still born, 24 of suicide, 111 tabes mesenterica, 123 suspicion entertained in respect to the anonymous whooping cough. letter, was certainly impressed, in that incidental Deaths, in January, 230; February 221; March, conversation, with the idea that Mr. Clinton had no 254; April, 250; May, 221; June, 227; July, 325; agency in dictating the letter: gen. Scott would be August, 386; September, 363; October, 297; Novem. very well content to yield himself to the same belief. ber, 232; December, 259. For General Jackson's order, which gave rise
REMARKS. to this correspondence, sce the Register, vol. XII; p. The city inspector respectfully reports to the
board, a statement of the deaths in the city and
county of New York, for the year 1818; amounting The British ports were shut against the import of to three thousand two hundred and sixty-five, being bread stuffs. The last average of wheat was declaran increase of seven hundred and thirty-eight above ed at 778 7d. per quarter, that of the preceding year.
In France, the king had been sick, but had got In consequence of the excessive heats that pre- pretty well again. The export of corn is permitted, vailed during the summer months of the past year, There is nothing interesting from Spain. Ferdia greater number of deaths took place, during those nand was trying to effect a loan. months, than was usual in former years; this circum Hayti. Late accounts from this island indicate stance, combined with the increase of our popula. approaching hostilities between king Henry and tion, to which may be added the constant influx of president Boyer. A battle was expected. Boyer has emigrants, many of whom being of the poorer class, directed that any of his people detected in acts of and unaccustomed to our climate, may account for piracy, shall suffer death." the number of children that died of distempers pe SOUTH AMERICA. McGregor, with 2 armed vessels culiar to our sunmer months, in an atmosphere unu- of 18 guns, 2 transport ships and 3 sloops, loaded sually rarified.
with arms and munitions of war, has sailed from Aux The returns of deaths received from Baltimore and Cayes for Carthagena. Many of his men are said to Philadelphia, however, sufficiently prove that the have deserted in consequence of not receiving their climate of New York is as salubrious as that of her wages. sister cities; to exemplify which, we need only ob The patriots in Venezuela, under gen. Pies, are serve that in the year 1817, the deaths in Baltimore said to have attacked Morillo's army, near Cassa(rwith a population, perhaps,of thirty thousand ) amount. gua, and left 600 of them dead on the field-no pried to 1320 whilst in our city, containing a population soners, with the loss of only 64 men. That Bolivar at least four times grenter, we had not more than was waiting for 2500 English troops, which were astwice that number.
cending the Oronoko to join him, when his force The fortunate exemption of our city from the pes. would consist of 6000 men, 3000 English and 3000 tilential visitation of the Yellow Fever, is justly a natives, with which, assisted by the squadron under subject of general gratulation, and solemn thankful. Brion of 15 sail, it was expected that Morillo's army ness, and it is to be hoped that the same vigilance would be entirely destroyed,«a retreat being imposthat, under Providence, has guarded us from its sible.” scorirge, will be the means of shielding our city from The patriot brig Irresistible, of 14 guns, has cap. its future visitation.
GEO. CUMMING. tured and brought into Margaretta the "late” royal
City Inspector. Spanish brig Nereyda, of 18 guns and 142 men, afNew York, Jan. 11, 1819.
ter a short but lively action; in which the Irresistible
had none killed, and only one wounded, whereas Mr. Cumming has travelled a long way out of his the other lost 38 killed and 22 wounded. The Nereyroad to shew a most stupid ignorance, if not a wil. da is a fine new
vessel, carrying 18 pounders, and was ful perversion of truth. We hardly supposed there on her way to Rio Janeiro with despatches. was any person above 21 years of age in the United States, who had learnt "to write a legible hand and
CHRONICLE. cypher to the rule of three,” that would have ventured the assertion-«perhaps, the population of Something new!-An account is just now published Baltimore amounts to thirty thousand;" for the pub- in the newspapers, as if received only a few days lic documents are in the hands of every one, and it ago from the correspondents of their editors in Engis known from these that nearly ten years ago we land, giving a description of the British stocks. The numbered above forty-six thousand. It is also noto- very article alluded to, was published in the WEERLY rious to all men, that our city has continued to in. Register more than seven years since, and partly crease at a very rapid rate, and it is quite reasonable to made up for this work! See vol. 1, p. 62. believe that our present population (as has been prib President's tour. A Norfolk paper of the 5th licly stated in all the newspapers of the United States) inst. says—The president of the U. States and the amounts to not less than siXTY THOUSAND.
secretary of war,departed from this place at an early The editor of the REGISTEN, long accustomed to hour on Saturday morning for Elizabeth city, N. C. endeavor to regard the United Sates as his home, is with the intention of proceeding from thence across always glad to hear of health and prosperity in any Albermarle and Pamplico sounds to Wilmington, part of it, and would not feel a spark of envy if the Charleston and Savannah, with a view to the careful city of New York were the healthiest place in the inspection of the maritime froötier in that quarter. world—but when such silliness, or wickedness, is From Savannah it is understood that the president uselessly practised in an official report to give it pre- will take an interior direction and proceed as far as eminence at the cost of another city, he cannot fail New Orleans, or take a westward course by Augusta, to deprecate and exposeil.
through Tennessee and Kentucky to the new states, as the season or circumstances may determine.
[During the president's stay at Norfolk, the cit. Foreign Articles.
zens vied with each other in tendering to him their We had prepared for this paper a considerable best respects. He attended a public dinner, and quantity of foreign articles, chicfly miscellaneous or and was present at the laying the corner stone of statistical-but are pressed for room this week, the new custom house, with military ceremony and and have postponed them for our next.
masonic form.) The only things of much immediate interest are The Congress frigate, capt. Henley, has left Noras follors:
folk for the purpose of coming up to Annapolis, to There have been many failures among the mer. take on board Mr. Graham, our new ipinister to the chants and bankers of England and France-money Brazils-After landing him at Rio Janeiro, she will was scree and all sorts of merchandize exceedingly proceed round the Cape of Good flope, traverse the dull. Stocks had fallen considerably in both coun- Indian and Pacific oceans, and return bv Cape Horn. tries that of the bank of the Unite ? States was quo. She is fitted for a two year's crusa, and has on board ted in London at 20 a 211–38 80 to 93 24 dollars! a large number of midshipmen, &c.