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upon us Itto tell tilrqs'Erder Pc
.OEVIGED to preach upon th,e
house srepsf:au:d in what situ,
_'dunes itc.,4lO:yreacheo" ' Vlt e .
he reached, or addressed his con
ttion from the Osinit-haiiia 'step
the was Meted out of the urt.hOusell !
-And in order to save you.t ...troptzlej of
-saying that "Baptists wi deeilly ire.
•.: gret' this statement, ode would say that
w.O have, the: names of one dozen indi-
Viduap, most -of whom are 1 itizpii4
Av.llA Oro ready to Tam oath to this fitFt;
• and ,the testimony will ~be forth coming,
I not tintvavaTio auMplipce l with a !re.
= lust whiclk
, v rvoultl merely gratify lan
obviously malicious intention,'hut when.
ever you shall 'fin idalf of the commit
nite commence a legal process forthe
assertion. „, . ,
We also have the' names of a number
of individuals who are ready to testify
that the-Rev. Mr. Post often "preached
in the streets and lanes of this Borough,
the huts of the poor, and •old deserted
shops," and that too in consequence of
not. .being- allowed even the Court
And in regard to "Post and rail being
-pet together," and its having bpen
"tauntingly said that the Baptists did not
, own ground enough to nary a Baptist
aPumber of persons; since your ar
ticle appeared, of their own accord,have
-called and told us that "it was c.omiiion
talk at the time, and that the Rev. Mr.
.Post, more than once, alluded to the
same, and answered the objection thus
raised against Baptists in public Meet
ings." Now a matter so notorious as
Ao be "common talk, and to be discussed
by a Minister of the Gospel in public
Meetings," we consider that we have a
right to mention, publicly or privately.
So much for the contents of the "Circu
lar." A word more upon , this—this
Circular was not published for this
-community; and neither our humble
self, nor the Baptist's have published it
in this community, thereby, "scattering
fire brands s and arrows here;"nor would
it have been seen by, this community,
had not your love to the Baptists here
_induced,you to transfer it to your paper.
it was writtenos it professes to have
-been for the "Abington, Wyoming, and
'Bridgewater Associatio9s." Its object
was to get ddieir money to build a house
Of Worship in this immensely rich Bor
ough, for the exclusive benefit of its in
habitants.—But in order: to get their
money for such an object it was neces
f sary to give them a reason why it wns
Impossible to pay for the houie without
it what should that reason have been 7
- That the Baptists in this same commu-
Phi, were "as highly !esteemed, and as
much beloved," by the! other Churches,
us even those of their own members 7
Or should that reason have been, the
statements made, agid Iwhicb, as above
'stated, many era rOlsr to testify are the
-facts in the ease ?
And now to whom is reference had
in the "Circular," as opposing the Bap
tists 7 You convey Ole idea 'through-
Put your article that every individual
member of every Char - ch in the place,
and indeed the entire community is re
forted PI But such a thing is. neither
said nor intended. On the' contrary
we have often acknowledged, gratefully,
publicly and privately, through the me
diem of public papers' from. the pulpit
in this place and elsewhere, that there
were many persons is this place and its
vicinity i some in the Churches. and
:some nod, who had,been and were ex
ceedingly kind and liberal to us, in the
creation of our house,, and , in various
other ways—individuals of liberal and
:generous feelings, and,of deep and con;
• aistant piety. And hundreds of per
sons can testify that this is. by no means
thofirst tine that, allusion, has been
Anacleto Ibis interesting fact by the Pas
tor of the Church. '1
/tut these individuQls thOugh scatter
ed among alideuominatiouN and in ma
ny instances belonging to ,none, do not
•eonstitate so,inany Churches, nor con. ,
Apse all the members of sekeral Church.
es, And with' regard to the fact of op.
, ?position to Baptists.dill place, we
think that no better illustirstion is need.
ed than your Editorial Jas. week
•aside from the testimony to w,hichlefer
:•eace 4as Pude. •At the Cr Lef--arr
,gditor'e.coming out •inn prof . qsedly po
litic4lPAPertVi maitjPg th 9 iulst 6eri :
ow charges against a Minister I of the
"Gosper-l—gliaties - too,-,which can be
proved, by , documentary' testimony to be
false, if this is not opposition—What is
it An exhibition of "love," "kindly
feeling," tl7Vt492i cc ?" •
S ana l
You allude' to the amount given by
other denominations for our house, and
say "Churches gave liberally," This
remark is not correct. Churches, i. e.,
as such, have not given our house—ex
cept, perhaps,, one viz., the Episcopalian
From the fact, not that the- amount re
ceived was do' large, as it was, but that
such a largetnutnber of the members of
this Church-gave, it might be said, that
the Church it. But you convey
the idea. that! alt the "Churcheze t in the
place not only "contributed," but "lib•
etally;" had this been the case, ofcourse
it wbuld not have been necessary to have
gone' beyond the boundaries of our Bor
ough for funds. But we, perceive by
a reference to the Su cription Book,
that the sum total given by members of
other Churches does no amount to one
sixteenth part of what he, house cost,
and by leaving out one übscriber in the
country, not one sixteenth part of
was given itt cash; And we aro wit
h the chair-
!kg that yourself
tran , of a Committee to iest the correct
ness of this'calculation.
With regard to the "proverbial kind
ly intercotirse among timbers of differ
ent-Churches here," and the deplored
catastrophe of "our coming, Ishmael
like intoa' community where so much
good feeling existed ;" we would mere
ly say if report be correct, this gloiving
loye—thisipure and holy ardor, so "pro
verbial," has been wont, at times, to
break out into aflame, and in its mild
and peaceful influence, to send its sanc
tifledsubjects, with Crowbarf(!),through
the doors ofthe "Church on the square."
But as we are a "stranger" here, we do
not profess to know so much about the
"first love" of the Churches here. but as
regards the present—if your Editorial
is to be regarded as a specimen, we fear
it will be regarded as a sorry comment
upon the "proverbial" love of the place -
Nor is this the first time that you have
aimed a death blow at our head. • A-
bout a year since, in an Editorial, your
readers were informed that the Baptist,
Church lost no lumber in the burning
of their Board-kiln; while they knew ,
at the time, and say in the "Circular"
that they lost hundreds of dollar's worth.
And then because we merely referred
to the fact of such statement, in our no
tice of dedication &c., you, as we were'
informed; noised it about that "Hewett
tad lied about the Methodist Church!"
And at least one prediction was uttered
at the time, that there would be but few
at the dedication, because Hewett bad
just told Such lies in the paper!" And
why all this 7 Why 'A certain Ed
itor had nitide'rt certain statement in,h is
paper, and a certain Minister had mere
ly said, that such statement was made !
Then down with him—"hit him again,
he's no business to be a horse !"
On the whole, we think-we duly ap
preciate your intention in coming out at
this time, engaged as we are in a series
of Meetings; it was published in the
"Wyoming Whig," on the 21st of
March. We also appreciate your love
to the Baptists, especially those who are
north and west of us and who patronize
your paper so extensively, and who did,
(leaving out this . Borough and 'town
ship), perhaps, more than any other one
denomination of Christians, to elevate
you totbe Cobity office you hold.' But
mark it-Libe Sugar-coated Pill,so art
fully medicated, will not go down with
them. We fear some of them may be
reminded of the Wolf, who io'his love
fora certain flock, looked over into a.
sheep ria; and expressed his love in
the following language; "my dearbreth
ren 4 ntif3tornach yearns over your By
the way ! the Baptists referred to, ought
to know ; that such is the strength of
you; love to them, that you have repeat
redly reitised to give them one penny, for
their house, and moreover that so great
is yOur love to them, that you never (as
we can learn,) have become' guilty of
the, palpable heterodoxy, of attending
one of their meetings since their church
was constittited in Dec. of ! They
ought also, to , know that there are two
other. -Ropers puhlislied in this place,
and although the *dhoti do'not, we be
lievenakepublie,preteations to piety,
all christian denominatiOns with respect,
and ,the. Baptist, among others. •As ! a
single instance of this, one of-Oieni pub-
lished without charge. the "Circular,"
and the other has been equally kind.
With regard to the charge of being a
"stranger," here, we would i isay it is
not our crime, but misfortune: We re•
gret that the Providence of God did not
place us here as a Baptist Minister, as
early as other denominations Commenc
ed. We think it would not have been
necessary now to have ransacked all
northern Pennsylvania to have built a
house of worship for the denomination.
But a "stranger" though v* are, the
church of which you ha ve . the honor to
be a member, have had no, less than
three pastors since we come.
In taking our leave of you for the pre
sent, allow us to announce distinctly,
that we are not in the slightest degree,
afraid Of you—of the 'little more grape'
with which.the publication of this will
doubtless be accompanied. Go on _
keep up your fire, hot and heavy Its you
please. We know on what and where
And in the mean time allow us to in
form you, that the Baptist Church in
this place, under the pastoral care of
their "Islnaelite," though yet feeble, is
in a prosperous condition; their congre
gation is increasingly large and atten
tive—that a number were baptized into
its fellowship last sabbath, and a num
ber more are expected next sabbath.
C. A. HEWETT.
The North Branch tend
After all, the Legislature has done
very well for the North Branch. The
sections of the Revenue bill which we
published last week, were passed.—
They appropriate to the work all the
surplus money that may be in the Trea
sury, after the payment of the Interest,
providing there be a surplus of 8150,-
000. It is confidently believed there
will be a surplus of much more than
at sum after the payment of the Au
gust interest. We do not know wheth
er the surplus in. February or August is
intended—but suppose, the surplus after
payment of the last instalment in the
year, which will be in Anglia.
Providing there should be a surplus
of 8150,000, the citizens of ,the Coun
ties more particularly interested in Ibis
work, have a deep interest in paying be
fore the first of July their taxes. Every
dollar paid in by that time, di State tax
es, may be se much to the Cimal. The
Northern counties should seeto this.—
these counties enough State Tax
may be paid in to secure the appropri
ation—enough to swell it 875,000 her
yond what it otherwise might be. Ev
ery dollar of Tax due the State—every
Tavern and State license, ought to be
paid before the first day of July: Co.
Commissioners, Treasurers, Collectors,
and all who have tan* or licenses to
pay in all Northern Pennsylvania, sh'd
be awake to the importance of prompt
ness in this-respect Row cheerfully
ought the sum to be pald, when every
individual may feel that while he is pay
ing his tax or his license, he.is paying
money to be expended on the North
The Legislature passed a law author.
izing the te=issuing of the Relief Notes,
_suspending their cancellation for 3,
years. This will greatly increase the
surplus that may be in the Treasury, and
is regarded as being in reality an appro
priation of $200.000 a year for three
years to the North Branch canal. We
anticipate that the commencement of
the completion is secured, and once the
work began, the completion will be fin
ished. It is probable the work will be
commenced this fall.— Wilkesbarre Ad
THE COLD WEAVJER.--- ITE cold
weather experienced hero in the early
part of the week seems to have been felt
with equal if not greater severity farther
south. In North Catalina they had
heavy frosts on Saturday and Sunday
nights, and on Sunday snow fell to the
depth of three inches. On Monday the
pondsin the neighborhood of Richmond
were covered 'with ice. Seriout appre
hensions are entertained that the fruit
has been greatly injured.
'JAMES ; B. CAHOON, I Esq., Whig,
was on Wednesday chosen Mayor a Port
land, by the City Councils, and Whigs
were also chosen to all the subordinate
city'offices; yet the Pennsyhattianclairns
Portlaadv a locofocopty.
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C. E. LATHROP, EDITOR
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ttlebnesban, `.Apri1 25,1839
The Wniotl stand where the Republicans of 179 S
stood, and where the Whigs of the Revolution were,
lutttlin# foriLinERTT, for the PEOPLE, for FREE IN.
srtrorions ; against Poivnn, against CORRUPTION,
against EXECUTIVE ENCROACHMENTS, against MON
,!,uctr.—llenry Clay. •
The Whigs of Wyoming
County are requested to meet
in county Jneeting at the Court
House in this Borough, ou
Tuesday evening, May Ist, to
_take into consideration matters
ofimportance to' their interests.
Appointment by the P. DI. General.
C: E. LATHrtop to be Postmaster at
Tunkhannock, vice N. C. Martin, re
Appointment by the att'y General.
- A. K. PECKHAM Esq ~to be Prose
cuting Attorney for Wyoming county.
ta• We are requested to state that
Rev. Thos. P. Hunt, will preach in the
Presbyterian church in this place, on
next Sabbath morning and evening.
•rztoipiqL•l.) , -,•6•4*)(.) , :0 , •:i
A's the time draws near for the meet
ing of the Whig State Convention to
nominate a suitable person for Canal
Commissioder, a strong feeling is con
tinually growing in favor of HENRY
M. FULLER, Esq., of Luzerne. It
will be-recollected that ours was the first
paper to take k decided stand for Mr.
Fuller's nomination. Since then a num
ber of the Whig papers in diflerent por
tions of the State have-warmly recom
his nomination. The Lebanon
Courier, contains the following able
article upon this subject:
"The time is coming on when the
Whigs must begin to look about them.
for candidates Tor the fall election. The
battle in this State will be fought on the
Canal Commissioner; and it is, there
fore, all-important that we should exer
cise great care and discretion 'the no
mination of a candidate for tha office.
To make a good selection, it is rt . , cessary
that the claims, qualifications, arid avail.
ability of the different gentleme whose
friends may bring them forwar , should
be spoken of and discussed; bu it sh'd
by ail means be done in a spirit of libe
rality, courtesy, and and an e tire re
gard for the, great result. Th Locos
are already • marshaling their broken
Columns, and will try to present as good
a front as possible ; but their eff its will
proveabortive, if the Democrati Whigs
will but throw energetic and harmoni
ous action into the campaign. We hhve
heard but few names suggested for our
nomination. A correspondent at Har
risburg, for whose judgment and politi
cal information we have-great regri(d,
says that 'there is a strong feeling in fa
vor of Mr. PULLER, member of the
House of Representatives from Luzerne
county, for Canal Commissioner.' Mr.
Fuller is an excellent man, and no
doubt would make a very good officer.
His character and qualifications are un
exceptionable, and his nomination would
be well received in all sections of the
The Shippensburg Weekly News, a
spirited paper published in Cumberland
county, thus refers to the same subject:
"HENRY M. FULLER, Esq., of Lu
zerne county, isitrongly recommended
for Canal Commissioner, by the Whig
papers in various parts of the State.—
Mr. Fuller is a young man of brilliant
talents,'and enjoys a personal and politi
cal popularity in the North and through-,
out the entire State, that would render
him an available candidate: He is em
inently qualified for the station, and
would make an efficient and valuable
public officer. • He is a 'whole team' on
the stump, and as the nominee of the
Whig Convention, we believe he woul •
be elected by a large majority,„"
A disposition is shown by these ex
tracts, upon the part of the Whigeof
other portions of the State, to acknow
ledge the claims which their- brethren
of the North have upon the party. We
hope the Whig State Convention will
consider these claims in their true light;
and if so, Mr. Fuller will be the man.—
Among the gentlemen who have been
tamed in this connection, none rank
higher in any respect than him; and
were availability alone the test,' he may
be said to stand pre-eminent: for his
very name is the prestige of success.
Answer to Enigma. in last week's
Flier : Smog!, l'aeseemyr.
•The machinery for.the - Steamboat or
rived'in , town last week, and our rend
ers_ may nowtonlidently look r fiarber
completion. A competent:.machinist
from the shop of the builders, Mesirs.
Reany,"Neaffie & Co., Philadelphia,
accompanied the machinery, with a
view to fining it up inthel3ockt. ne,
thinks of getting up 'he steam in about
two weeks from this time.
Much interest is felt by our citizens
in her success, and all are anxious to
see her move.
'rho Rarmonioto Domocracyi
The Montrose Democrat and the Wy
oming Democrat have been shooting
sharp things at each other in their res•
pective issues for some weeks past.
They accuse each other of wilful false
hood and misrepresentation. Not, an
uncommon thing for Locofoco papers.
qd on geictlemen, something may be
Ifrought out which will be interesting.
GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK, 'and Sar
tain's Union Magazine. for May, are
both on our table. We decline giving
an opinion of the merits of one in com
parison with the other, as we are par
tial to both. Either of them possess
rich and rare_ attraction; and is a de
lightful family visiter.
Snow fell in our place on Wednesday
last, to the depth of about six inches,—
For the past two weeks the weather has
been cold and disagreeable.
NR. LATIIROP.—In reply to letters
addressed to Mr. Ellet and IV i lr. Dickin
son, we have a communication from the
former at Columbus, Ohio,l ; and from
the latter at Wheeling, Va. These gen
tlemen in years past have been here, and
have some knowledge of til l e kind of
bridge required across the Stfsquehanna
river at this place. Their views are
widely different. The former says he
can build a good and substantial Wire
Bridge for $25,000, and per imps a less
sum; while the estimate ol the latter
engineer requires the sum f $45,000.
This difference of opinion b iween gen
tlemen so competent to talc late, arises.
without doubt, from the fact hat the one
hdd in view an ordinary Turnpike
Mad Bridge—tho other a Bridge suf
ficient for a Railroad track, 'pith a train
of Cars. , - 1
The idea of a wire Bridge, is-pleas
ing to all; and as such a structure will
leave the river free from the obstruct
ions of massive piers, to impede the
navigation and endanger its own safety,
the Board of Managers much prefer the
plait of a Wire Suspension Bridge, and
will execute accordingly, if aided by
the people in a liberal and ample sub
scription to the stock required for such
an undertaking. The books are open
B. F - . DURHOI.
Cl'k of 'Took hannock Bridge Co.
April, 23, 1849.
For the "Whiff"
PETERSBURG 2 April 11, 1849.
MR. EDITOR :=When the "Whig"
(4th inst.) came to hand; you cannot
imagine with what avidity I tore the
wrapper, which was - well nigh bursting,
so pregnant was it with the balderdash
of Punk hannock's devoted "Friend."—
We scarcely know how - to- approach
him, he has so completely "turned the
tables" on us. Like hint with the "sew
en league boots," one stride, and lo! his
iron heel resteth on poor "Reform."--:
All ye who live between, stand from un
der! for the "brawn of Hercules" com
pared with the strength of Mr. 'Friend,'
is flimsy as the spider's web. He, has
"gathered the fragments," doubtless,
twelve times "twelve baskets," and tho'
obliged to appear with his finger in.his ,
mouth, (so naturally diffident,) stilt he
seemeth to possess the power that;whirts
Me madd'ning billows to Me sky
Just see then how truly eloquent grow
eth this "youth' of talents rare.' Had
Some of his beautiful periods, !herein'
one may trace the fi ne dratvn delinea
tions of his precocious geniuj, been lig•
tened to as delivered viva voce, before
"going to press," the applause, would
have seen (learning, and Mr. "Friend"
might have read his triumph in the
countenances of till who heard. (By
the bye, wheneagain you mho such an
elOqUeotharaogue forthe benefit - dike :::
- fOrm, suppose you call a meeting at the
base of '"Praspect Rock," and there Btr.
`'Friend," you mount that natural ros
ttitin and proclaiM to. the smass hour,
much you are a "PriProi to Tunkhao
We' feel greatly 'flattered when Mr.
.`..`Friqul"...9e4s..of the "glowing ez•
pectations of fond parents," and
would be as willing to return the com
pliment if this'nidit Aux' could ever
have boasted of any 'Parent* whaler=
er:' The kind nurse who raised'the
must have "spared the rod'or was quite
remiss in her advice, else she would
have made the stripling "tarry in Jeri._
cbo till his beard had - grown." We
would as warmly invite our "Friend" to
come to "the distant regions of Peters
burg," as he has in soliciting us to come
North, were we not fearful of leopard.
isiog. his , freedom. The people of the
South are too . well acquainted with com
plexions, ever to fie misteken, end e.
likely, full grown boy as."Friepd" is,
would stand a poor chance without a
"pass" in a "Southein climate." No,
no, stay whereyou are; you are ° Funk.
hannock's Friend"—her adopted, and
under her kind care and protection you
may one day be the worthy possessor of
a California gold medal. The citizens
of T. owe you too much already.—they
never will permit a name like yours to
go down to the grave unclfronicled.
— . I he "Temperance ideas' of Re
form are the same; nor has he deserted
the cause he has ever battled-for. We
"practice what we preach," and if by so
doitig We'havtrtouched the tender spot
of Mr 'Friend's" cranium, the jacka
napes may squirm and-kickagainst the
truth, but we hope never to desert so
worthy and so just a cause, because for
sooth the shoe has fitted, and some one
seen fit to try it on. We have but little
time to devote to the hoeing of such
"small potatoes," but will continue to •
hold our "Friend" in due estimation.
Another Whig Mousure Claimed by
The bill to exempt 8300 worth of
property from levy and sale for debt, was
introduced by ltifr. JonNsorr, Senator
from Erie, and passed Through both
branches by Whig votes; yet the Penn
sylvanian, and other Locofoco organs,
claim it as a Locofoco measure, well
knowing that it was violently opposed
by leading Locofocos. The bill origi
nated with Mr. Johnson, as did several
other measures, now claimed by the to
cofocos, which we shall refer to here
after. It was carried 'by him -through
the Senate, aad his influence aided its
passage through the House, notwith
standing Loc,ofoco opposition. These
facts can be found on the journals of
the. Legislature. Will the Locofoco
organs publish thertel—Har. Tel.
The Keystone claims the credit of the
passage of the provision for the comple
tion of the North Branch Canal, for the
Loccifocos, when it is a well known
fact that a large majority of that party
in the pouse voted against the Appro
priation bill containing the provision!
It the Locofocos felt so deep an in
terest in the completion of this improve
ment, why did they not make some pro
vision for it during Gitiv. Shunk's
ministration? Why did not the editor
of the Keyston, induce Gov. Sh unk to
An his messages Where
was, the sympathy for thisproject then?
Where were the Locofoco friends of the
North Branch to be folind then 7 Echo
answers where! They could not be
found until _Gov. Johnston brought the
measure forcibly before them.--M.
JUDGE WI r.essosr.—The appoint•
meat of Horace Williston; Esq.; to the
President Judgeship of the 13th district,
gives gre.at , satisfaction to the people of
that district. Judge Williston, says the
Bradford Argus, brings , 'to the die
charge of his new,duties, legal abilities
of the first order, and , we have not a
doubt but that his ad - Ministration will be
such as to reflect credit upon- himself,
and meet the eitpeetations of his warm
est friends. •
1.1.:1. George Baldwin, Postmaster at
Great Bend; his been detected in pil•
tering money filitn letters seat through
that 'office. He was locked up in de•
fault of , bail for $3,000.