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Watches, Siher Ware ty Jewelry
James I Pelers & Co.,
No. 105 N. 2d St.. corner of LitYetles
Allty, Piiiladelphia,
J. P. & Co. continue to
manufacture at their old
stand, SilVer Spoons,
Spectacles, Thimbles &c
on as low terms as any
other manufactory in the
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city. They hiive o n
hand and keep constant
ly tar sale, beside their own manufactures.
Watches of all kinds and prices; Silver
Ware, Jewelry and Fancy Goode, in their
variety, which will lie sold low. Spectacle
Glasses fitted to all ages and sights, in Gold,
Silver, German Silver and Steil Frames,
with convex, concave, periscopic, blue,
grey and green glasses.
47. VVatchindkers supplied with all ne
cessary articles in their line, such as Tools,
Materials, Glasses &c.
ITT. Watches repaired at short notice
and warranted to perform. •
J 7 Cash or exchange given for old Gold
and Silver.
Phil'a., Dcc. 11, 1844.-11 m.
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A. 11.•BUMBAUCtili
VASOULD most respectfully inform the
citizens of Huntingdon, and th't
public in general, that he has commenced
the saddle and harness !nuking business in
all its varions branches, in the shop former
ly occupied by Alex. M'Allister, dec'd.,
one door east of the Pioneer Stage Stable"
and directly opposite Houck's blacksmith
shop, where he is prepared to accommodate
all who may favor him with their patronage.
He will constantly keep on hand
Harness, Saddles ; Bridles,
Collars, &c.
Repairing done on the shortest notice and
Most reasonable terms.
By a strict attention to business he hopes
to receive a liberal share of work.
Huntingdon, May 8, 1844,
Tr) ESPECTFULLY informs the citi z ens
4.1, of Hntingdon and its vseinity, that he
has commenced the
• Tailoring Business
in Main street, in the borough of Hun•
tmgdon, one door w, st of the store of Thus,
Read & Son, where he is ready to accom
modate all who may favor him with a call.
He receives regularly the
and l 9 determined to employ none but the
best and most experienced woikmen.
He will execute all orders in his line in
the most workmanlike manner, and on the
shortest notice. By strict attention to busi
ness and endeavoring to please, he hopes to
merit and receive a share of the public
•Country produce Will be taken in pay
ment for work.
March 20, 1844.—tf.
Drugs, Chemicals, Medicines, lkc.
Tuom.a.s P. 3AIVIES,
Wholesale Druggist, Chem4l and Phar
macian, No. 2 12 Market Streit, a
doors above the Rcd Lion Huta,
Thomas P. James Would inform Druggists,
coantry Merchants and others, that he lots
t iken the Chemical Ware House, formerly
occupied by tile late firm of Meredith, Hen
derson, &Co., nod that he has laid in a care
fully selected stock of fresh Drugs, CU, mi
cats and Medicines ; also,Paints,Varnishes,
Oils, Dye Stalls, ('lass are &c., which
he will. dispose of on accommodating terms.
Physicians supplied with all the recent
chemicals, vegetable alkalies, extracts and
other materia medica. The fullest confi
dence may be placed in the purity of all the
medicinal preparations from his establish
ment, as much care is taken in their prepa
ration and selection.
Philadelphia, Oct, 30, 1844.-3 m.
.11131 XE T nitd CliJill
Old stand, opposite Gee. lacksrn's Hotel
Tin AS now on hand and still continues to
ILkamanufacture the most splendid assort
ment of elegant Furniture and Chairs, &c.
ever offered for sale in the borough of Hun
tingdon, embracing almost every article in
the above line ;
which in point of durability,
workmanship, fashionable style of pattern,
and fine finish, will compare with similar
articles manufactured in any portion of the
county; all of which he is determined to
sell at very reduced prices for cash or op•
proved country produce, or onfime to punc
taal dealers.
Hotels, private dwellings, &c. furnished
to order at the Shortest possible notice.
House, sign, and fancy painting dtme on
the most reasonable terms. •
N. B.—Coffins made for the citizens of
ffie borough, atthe shortest notice.
Huntingdon, Oct. 16, 1844.—tf.
Late of Barree township, Huntingdon
county, deceased.
VrOTICE is hereby given, that leiiers
Al testamentary upon the sai d estate have
been granted to the undersigned. All per
sons indebted to said estate are requested to
mate immediate payment, and those having
claims or demands against the same are re
quested to present them duly authenticated
tor settlement, to
JO /1N OAKS, 5 Ext 'B.
November 20, 1844, arrce tp.
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gook To a Bride:
Seek ye to win a winsome bride
Your coming years to share,
Whose kindness wins, whose virtues beam
Whose smiles resistless are!
Win her not with flattering tongue;
Dim not her glowing heart
With jesting, coarse, or Wily 'Words,
Or praise of studied art ;
Thus oft we find
We taint a mind,
In native virtues rich;
A guileless heart,
A little art,
May unawares bewitch.
And wo to the mortal who dares to stain
That drop of the spirit divine,
By Nature bestowed, by Heaven ordained
Noble then thy wooing,
Noble as the prize is high ;
Win her by those noble ways,
That will respect secure ;
And not by sighs and love sick lays,
And honeyed words allure,
In the orbs of the bleeted to shine."
Win her by thy actions bright,
Win her by thy love of right,
By thy zeal in mercy's name,
By thy praise on other's tongue,
(Songs of self are too oft sung,)
By a voice more prompt to plead,
by aspirations which will shed
Glowing horrors on ber head.
So shall thy life no jarring ills incur,
And all thy glories shall descend to her.
Two great doors slid into the partition, and there
was another room jest as much like the one we
was in as two peas in a pod. A table was sot in
the middle elfin , room, all kivered wills rale china
dishes and fist-rate glass tumblers, and a silver thing
to set the pepper-box in—you haint no idea how
slick it was. But, as true as you live there stood
that eternal nigger close by the table, as large as
life. I didn't know what to make on't, but sex Ito
myself, 'if cousin John has got to be an abolitionist,
and expects mo to eat with a nigger he'll find him
self mistaken, I'll be darned to dilatation if he
But I needn't got so wrothy ; the critter didn't
offer to set down : he only stood there to get any-
Ling we wanted.
"Do you take vermineilly, Mr. Slick 1" says
Miss Beebe, biting oft her words as if she was
afraid they'd burn her.
With that she took the kiver off one of the dishes,
and begun to ladle out some soap with a great sil
ver dipper,as bright as a new fifty cent piece.
"No, thank you," sez I, but I'll take some of that
ar' soup, instead, if you've no objections."
The critter was just beginning to pucker up her
mouth again, as if she had found out something to
poke her fun at, but cousin John looked at her so
eternal cross that she was glad to choke in. I
s' pose cousin seed that I felt dreadful oneasy, so he
said, kind o'coaxing.
„ She meant verminsilly soup, cousin Jonathan.
Let her help you to some, I'm sartin you'll like
" Wal, aez I, I don'i care if I do."
So I took up a queer looking spoon that lay by
my plate, and tried to cat! bat all I could do, the
soup would keep a running through the spoon
into the dish again. I tried and tried to get one
good mouthfill, but I might just as well have deter- ,
mined to dip up the Connecticut river in a sieve,
and the most I could get was two or three spran
gles of little white things that I stirred up from the
bottom of the plate, that didn't taste bad, but to
save my life I couldn't make out what they were
made of. After I had been a fishing and diving
ever so long, a trying to get one good spoonful, so
that I could tell what it was,l looked up, and there
was the nigger, showing his teeth and rolling about
his eyes like a black cat in the dark. It 1111 do me
wrathy, for I surmised that he was larfin' to see me
a working so to get something to cat. I couldn't
hold in any longer, and jumped up and flung the
spoon upon the floor as spiteful as could be, and
se., I to the nigger, scz I,
" What do you stand a grinnin' at thoro wooly
head? Go and get me a spoon that !taint got no
elite in it, I'd as lief eat with a rake as that are
"Ha, ha, haw! I thought you would not mak;
the fork hold."
With that Miss Beebe giggled right out, and
cousin John looked as if ho would burst to keep
from larfitig too.
"Stop your noise, sir,' said he to the nigger;
pick up the fork and give Mr. Slick a spoon.'
I begun to feel awful streaked, I can tell you;
but set down Elgin, and took up the real spoon,
which lay on a kind of towel, folded up by my plate,
and I begun to eat without sayin' a word, though
I'd a gin a silver dollar if they would a let me got
up and licked the nigger.
Wel, arter I'd got a mouthful of the soup, I
couldn't make out what it was made of, for I couldn't
remember ever seeing the name Miss Beebe called
it by in the dictionary. May be it's Latin, sez I
to myself, and then I tried to think over what it
could mean, and if no body had told me what the
definition was in the Latin school which you sent
me 45 (hero in Weathersfield. ver
minsilly kept a runntn' through my 'head all the
time. I knew what silly meant well enough, and
then it popped into my head all at once that vermin
comes from the Latin vermis, which means worms.
Worm soup! my gracious the very idea made me
feel awful bad at the stomach! But T might have
known it by the looks, and I should if I'd ever
heard of skit a thing, for the little slim critters
swimming around in the liquor looked as much
like angle worms biled down white as could be.--
Arter I found out what it was made of, I rather
guess they didn't catch me eaten any more of their
verminsilly soup ; so I pushed it half across the
tableand wiped my mouth pretty considerably with
,my pocket handkercher. 'rho nigger took the
whole on't away, and I declare I was glad enough
to get rid of it.
. .
4 , What on slab have they put this towel Lure
fdi?' sea I myself; and then I stole a ely look
to cousin John, to see if he'd got one, or if they
only gave towels to company. Cousin John had
erne jest like mine, brit he spread it out on his lap,
so I jest took up One and kivered over my cassimeres
with it tu.
Considering there was no onions on the table, I
Made out a putty fair dinner. I was beginning to
think about moving when the nigger brought a lot
of blue glass bowls about half full of water, and sot
ono down by each of us. What they could be for
I hadn't the least notion, brit I kept a bright look
out to see what cousin John did, and when I saw
him dip his fingers into the bowl and wipe 'ern on
a sort of red towel which the nigger brought along
with tho bowls, I jest went over the maneuvre as
natural as life.
Wul, while we were talking about the banks, and
the Weathersfield folks dying so, that coot of a
nigger cleared the table right off as slick as a whistle
and afore I hardly knew what the fellow was up
to, he &onto along and sot down a set of decanters,
and two cider bottles with the necks all kivered over
with sheet lead, and then he brought two baskets
mode out of silver; one on 'em was filled chuck
full of oranges, and t' other was filled with great
purple grapes; I declare it eentnost made my mouth
water to see the great bunches hanging over the
edge of the basket. I'd jest put a whopper of a
bunch on a little Chins plate which the fellow set
for me, and was considering whether it would be
genteel to cut the grapes in two with the cunning
little silver knife which was put by the plate, when
all at once, pop ! went something, cenmost as loud
as a pistol, close by me. I jumped up about the
quickest, I can tell you ; but it was only the nigger
a opening one of the cider bottles; he poured out
some for me in a great long glass with a spindle
neck, and I drunk it all at a couple of swallows,
without stopping to breathe. By jingo ! but it was
capital cider; arter I had drunk one glass I begun
to feel as spry as a cricket.
" Here, snowball," ses I, "give ue another; these
glasses are awful small; now I like to drink cider
out of a pint mug."
"Take care," says cousin Beebe. "I'm afeard
you'l find the cider, as you call it, rather apt to get
into your head."
"Not a bit of it," se. I, "I can stand a quart a
day. Here, cousin Mary, take another glass ; you
haint forgot old times, have you?—though I spore
they don't have applecuts and quiltings here in York
do they ?
I don't remember what she said, but I know this,
my eyes begun to grow oilfired bright, and afore I
got up to go hum that nigger must have put more
than twenty baskets of grapes on the table; and
the oranges seemed to grow bigger and bigger every
minit, and I knew there were more than three times
as many glasses end decanters on the table as diem
were at fast. I rather think it was about tea time
when I got up to go back to the shop agin. I in
sisted on giving cousin Mary a buss afore I went;
and I wont be eartain, but I kinder seemed to re
member ahakin hands with the nigger, consarn
him! jest afore I writ down the steps.
[High Life in New York.
MI Ss SPLIZFIZZ Les ScnoOL•—The schcol taught
in Squibtown, by Miss Hellene Juliana Irene Spliz
fizzle, IS conducted on the purest principles of mai
denly modesty and delicacy.
" Miss Susan Snide, spell shawl,"
.No—'taint right '
'No; try again.'
La! no, that ain't tight. Susan what do you
put round your neck
My beads, mam.'
What else
My new lace cap mam.'
Pshaw ! Did you go to church last night?'
Yes, mam.'
Well now, what did you have round your neck I
besides the cape and beads, just before you started?,
.0 deer me, I can't tell.'
!Silly child. Recollect now, for you mind tell.'
!I'm efeerd to, marn:
'Afraid to. What nonsense. Tell it right out
Miss, or I'll give you a black mark.'
Well, then, Jim Smith, the carpenter man's
arm ; but it was only once.'
'Good gracious, lardy me ! Why the child is
ruined. 0, la ! Did I ever hear the like. Go
right into the closet, Miss Susan Enitle, this min
An cadent editor calla a cotomporary " the epi.
t ome of entail potatoes."
ZUCf3 , S
To the Senate and House of Representative of the
United States.
I transmit herewith copies of despatches received
from our Minister at Mexico, since the commence
ment of your present session, which claim, from
their importance, and I doubt not will receive your
calm and deliberate consideration. The extraordina
ry and highly offensive language which the Mexican
Government has thought proper to employ in reply
to the remonstrance of the Executive, through Mr.
Shannon, against the renewal of the war with Texas
while the question of annexation who pending be
fore Congress and the People, and also the propo
sed inan'ner of cOnductiiig the war, will not fail to
arrest your attention.
Such remonstrance, urged in no unfriendly spirit
to Mexico, was called fur by considerations of an
imperative character, having relations as well to the
peace of this country and honor of this Government
as to the cause of humanity and civilization. Tex
had entered into the Treaty of Annexation upon
the invitations of the Executive: and when, for that
act, the was threatened with a renewal of the war
on the part of Mexico, she naturally looked to this
Government to interpose its efforts to ward off the
threatened blow. But , one course was left the Moe
attire, acting within the limits of its constitutional
competency, and that was to protest in respectful
and at the same time strong and decided terms
against it. The war thus threatened tobe renewed
was promulgated by the edicts and decreer, which
ordered, on the part of the Mexican military, the
1 1 desolation of whole tracts of country, and the des
truction, without discrimination, of all ages, and
sexes, and conditions of existence. Over the Man
ner of conducting war. Mexico possesces no exclu
sive control. She has no right to violate at plea.
sure the principles which an enlightened civiliza
tion has laid down for the conduct of nations at
war; and thereby retrograde to a period of barba
rism which, happily for the world, has long since
passed away. All nations are interested in enfor
cing an observance of those principles and the Uni
ted States, the oldest of American Republics, and
the nearest of the civilized powers to the theatre on
which these enormities were proposed to be enacted,
could not quietly content themselves to witness
such a state of things. They had, through the
Executive, on another occasion, and as was believed
with the approbation of the whole country remon
strated against outrages similar but even less inhu
man, than those which by her new edict and decrees
she has threatened to perpetrate, and of which the
late inhuman massacre at Tobacco was but the
. .
. .
The bloody and inhuman murder of Fannin and
his companions, equalled only in savage barbarity
by the usuagea of the untutored , Indian tribes, pro
ved, how little confidence could be placea on the
most solemn stipulations of her Generals, while the
fate of others who became her captives in war, many
of whom, no longer able to sustain the fatigues and
privations of long journeys, were shot down by the
wayside, while their companions who survived were
subjected to sufferings even more painful than detith
—had left an indelible stain on the pages of civili
zation. The Executive, with , the evidence of
an intention on the part of Mexico to renew
scenes so revolting to humanity, could do no less
than renew remonstrances formerly urged. Forfulfil
ling duties so imperative, Mexico has thought pro
per thro' her accredited organs, because she has hod
represented to her the inhumanity of such proceed
ings, to indUlge in language unknown to the courtesy
of diplomatic intercourse, and offensive in the highest
degree to this Government and People. Nor has
site offended in this only. She has not only viola
ted existing conventions between the two countries,
by arbitrary and unjust decrees against our trade and
intercourse, hitt withholds instalments of debt, due
to our citizens, which she solemnly pledged herself
to pay, under circumstances which are fully ex
plained by the accompanying letter from Mr.
Green, our Secretary fif Negation, And when our
Minister has invited the attention of her GoVerh
meat to wrongs committed by her local authorities,
not only on the property but on the person. of our
fellow citizens, engaged in prosecuting fair and
honest pursuits, she has added insult to injury, by
not even deigning, for months together, to return
an answer to his representations. Still further to
manifest her unfriendly feelings towards the United
States, she has issued decrees expelling from some
of her provinces, American citizens engaged in the
peaceful pursuit. of lite, and now denies to those of
our citizens prosecuting the Whale Fishery on the
Northwest coast of the Pacific, the privllege which
has, through all time heretofore, been accorded to
them, of exchanging goods of a small
value at her ports in California for supplies intlis
possible to their health and comfort.
Nor will it escape the observation of Congree.,
that in conducting a correspondence with the Min
ister of the United States, who cannot, and does
not know any distinction between the geographical
sections in the Union, charges whOllY Unfounded
are made against particular States, and an appeal
to others for aid and protection against supposed
wrongs. In this same connexion, sectional preju
, dices are attempted to be excited, and the haiartlous
and unpardonable effort is made to foment divtaions
among the Stites of the Union; thereby to embit
ter their peace. Mexico has still to learn, that
however freely we may indulge in discussion among
ourselves, the American People will tolerate no in
, terfercnce in their domestic affairs by any foreign
Government; Cud in all that concerns the constitu
tional guarantee; an 1 the national honor, tho People
of the UnitA States have but ono mind and ono
The subj ectr fA nnexation addresses itself most
fortunately to every portion of the Union. The
Executive would have been unmindful of its high-,
est cbligations, if it could haVe adopted a course of
policy dictated by sectional interests and local feel
ings. On the contrary, it was because the question
was neither local nor sectional, but made its appeal
to the interests of the whole Union, and of every
State in the Union, that the negotiation; and final 7
ly the Treaty of Annextition was entered into; and
it his afforded Inc no ordinary pleasure to perceive
that, so far is demonstrations have been made upon
it by the people, they have proceeded from all por
tions of the U,.ion. Mexico may cork to excite di
visions amongst us, by uttering unjust denuncia
tions against particular states, but when she comes
to know that the invitations addressed to our fellow
citizens by Spain, and afterwards by herself, to set
tle TexiiS, were accepted by emigrants from all the
States; and when, in addition to this she refreshen
her recollection with the fact, that the first effort
which was made to acquire Texas was, during the
administration of a distinguished citizen from an
Eaetern State, which was afterwards renewed little
the auspices of a President from the Southwest, she
will awake to a knowledge of the futility of her
present purpose of sowing dissensions among us;
or producing distraction in our Councils by attacks
either on particular States, or on persons who are
now in the retirement of private life. Considering
the appeal which she now makes to eminent citi
zens by name, can she h'Ope to escape censure for
having ascribed to them as well as to others, a de
sign, as she pretenda now, for the first time reveal
ed, of having originated negotiations to despoil her,
by duplicity and falsehood, of a portion of her ter:
ritory I—The opinion then, as now, prevailed with
the Executive that the Annexation of Texas to the
Union was a matter of vast importance. In order
to acquire that territory before it maimed a position
among the independent powers of the earth, propo
sitions were made to Mexico for a cession of it to
the United State.. Mexico saw in these procee
dings, at the time, no cruise of complaint.
She is now, when simply reminded of them;
awakened to the knowledge of the fact, which she;
through her Secretary for State, promulgates to the
whole world as true, that those negotiations ivere
founded in deception and falsehood, and superindu
ced by unjust and iniquitous motives. While
Texas was a dependency of Mexico, the U. States
opened negotiation. With the latter power for the
cession of her then acknowledged territory ; and
how that TeX.e is independent of Make, and has
Maintained a reiterate eirietincEe for nitre years,—
during which time she has been received into the
fatuity of nations, and is represented by accredited
embassadors at many of the principal Courts of
Europe—and when it has become obvious to the
whole world that she is forever loot to Mexico, the
United States is charged with deception and fake•
hood in all relating to the past, and condemnation-,
ry accusations arc made against States which have
bad no special agency in the matter, because the
ExecutiVe of the whole Union has negotiated with
1 free and independent Texas upon a matter vitally
important to the interests of both countries. And
after nine years of unavailing war, Mexico now an
nounces her intention, through her Secretary of
Foreign Affairs, never to consent to the Indepen
dence of Texas,. or to abandon the effort to recon
quer that Republic. fhe thus announces a perpet
ual claim, tvhich at the end of a century will fur
nish her as plausible aground for discontent against
any nation, which at the end of that time may en
tor into a Treaty with Texas, as she possesses et
this moment against the United States. The lapse
of titne can add nothing to her title to independence.
A course of conduct such as has been described,
on the part ,of Mexico, in violation of all friendly
feeling, and of the courtesy, which should charac
terize the intercourse between the Nations of the
Earth, might well justify the United States in a
resort to any measure to vindicate their national,
honor; but, actuated by a sincere desire to preserve
the general peace, and in view of the present con
dition of Mexico, the Executive resting upon ire
integrity and not fearing but that the judgment
of the world will duly appreciate its motives, ab
stains from recommending to Corigrees a resort to
measures of redress, and contents illicit' with re-ur
upon that body prompt anti immediate action
on the subject of Annexation. By adopting that
measure, the Unite,. States will be in the exercise .
of an undotibted right ; and if Mexico, not regard
ing that forbearance, shall a gg ravate the injustice
of her conduct by a declaration of war a g ainst, them:
upon he bead will reel all the responsibility.
iVerhinglotz, Dec. 19, 1844.
Sinfulness of Sparking.—The Free Will Bap
tist General Association, lately holden in Plainfield,
N. Y. resolved, among other things, That no en
lightened Christian can innocently carry on i court
etiip bY lato sitting.'
What a beautiful 'mon is taught in the words
of Sterne "So quickly sometimes ha. the wheel
turned round, that many a man has lived to enjoy
the benefits of that Chirity which his own piety
" Have you found out who James K. Polk
a. isl",
said a Luc° to a Whig on Saturday. 0 , I be...
lievo," said the Whig drily, tKat he is the yiaad
son of old Zeke.'—Lou: ,Yournatf: