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..One country, one constitution, one destiny."
Elettaarnatina=calcorza 9
Wodnoiday morning, Jan. 8, 1843.
irj. V . B. PALMER, Esq. (No. 59, Pine street
below Third, Philadelphia,) is authorized to act as
Agentfor this paper, to procure subscriptions and
emancipated his servant Charles; Mr. 'limey sold
PROPHECY l—The New York Herald thus
launches as a prophecy for 1848:
.. Mr. Polk has only succeeded to the fate and
destiny of Mr. Van Buren, and Benton, Calhoun,
Cam, Wright, snd all, will materially destroy one
another. So that the prospect of the ruin of the
Locofoco party, in consequence of intestine feuds,
is brilliant in the extreme, and promises to pave the
wiry for the election of Mr. Clay in 1848, by one
of the most overwhelming majorities that ever car
ried a popular man into the Presidency."
Eel...—. Poor things ! how cold they must he,
to here their coats taken off this weather,: said a
tender-hearted damsel to a man skinning eels.—
Don't it hurt them I '
• Not a whit of it, marm—they aro used to it ;
■nd then you see, we warms 'cm directly in fat,
and that heals up their hurts. Fat art good alarm,
for sores.' Pass 'em along Bill.
DEATH OF MR. HUNTER.—We regret to
announce the death of James N. Hunter, Esq., a
member elect from this county to the State Legis
lature. He died on Thursday afternoon, the 26th
ult., at the residence of his father, in Rockland tp.
Mr. H. woe in his 26th year, a young man of
ability, and active business habits, whose election to
the Legislature gave general satisfaction to men of
all parties. He la a victim to the fatal ravages of
Consumption.— Reading Gazelle.
of the Journal of Commerce mentions the i
features of the bill reported by the post office com
mittee for reducing the rates of postage.
The Post-Office Committee reported a bill to
day reducing the rates of postage to 5 cents for 600
miles, and 10 cents for any greater distance; and
greatly reducing the postage on newspapers and
periodicals. The Treasury is to pay $750,000 an
nually fur five years. as an equivalent for the trans
portation of the public correspondence; after which
it is to pay the sante postage as private letters. I
think the bill will pass the House without any diffi
culty. It adopts the penal bill of last aession."
THE BIBLE.—The attention of our father. was
early directed to the spread of the Bible as a means
of national happiness. On the 11th Sept. 1777, a
committee of Congresa recommended the importa
tion of 20,000 Bibles from Holland, Scotland and
elaawhere, as the proper type for printing could not
be procured in this country.
ry The case of Miss DELI• A.WEDSTEII,triCa I
at Frankfort, (Ky.) for abducting slaves from the
State, was given to the jury on the 19th ult., after a
brilliant defence from her counsel, Messrs. Leslie
Combs, Johnson, and Shy. The jury remained
together all night, and on the following morning,
returned into Court with a verdict of " guilty."—
Her term of imprisonment has been fixed at two
years, but in consideration for her sex, the members
of the jury signed a petition, prsying the Governor
to grant her a pardon.
'l'he case of Fairbank, indicted for the same of
fence as Miss Webster, has been postponed until
the March term, in consequence of the absence of
witnesses material to his cause.—U. S. Gazelle.
A fire broke out at the corner of South and
Pratt streets, Baltimore, on the evening of the 29th
ult., which destroyed property of the value of
Z. We learn from the Lexington Observer, that
Mr. Clay had liberated the mother and sister of hie
servant Charles, some time previous to the emanci
pation of the latter.
j A young American lady being asked by a
boring politician which party she was most in favor
of, replied that she preferred a wedding party.
Mr. Torrey Sentenced.
The motions in arrest of judgment, and for a new
trial of Mr. Torrey, convicted in Baltimore on an
attempt to entice away slaves of a citizen, have been
refused and overruled, and the following sentence
will to-day be at his request, privately given by the
Judge of the Court.
" On the first indictment, confined in the Peniten
tiary from December 28, 1844. to ‘2ll Aprlil, 1847.
tin the second indictment, until 2d April 1849.--
Ou the third indictment, until 4d April, 1851.
Miller has again come forward to keep up
the excitement about the end of the world among
hie deluded followers. In the last number of the
Midnight Cry" is the following paragraph:
• I have fixed my mind on encther time, end
here I menu to stand until Gun gives no more light
—end that in, to-day, T.DAT, and tu.uao, until
He cornea."
NOT BAM-The Now York Tribune foyer—By
the laws of the United States, the importation of
t 5 sees into our country is a flagrant crime, and the
Shive•Trade is Piracy, punishable with death. Mr.
John Tyler, in his lost annual Message, felicitates
our people on the fact we were the first to deal no
throu;hly with that infamous tralllc. A correspon-
dent wants a solution for this problem:
If the needy rascal who brings ONE slave into
the Union de4erves to be hung, what punisnment
should be meted on John Tyler, C. Ingersoll & Co.,
who exerted all their power to bring in Twenty-fire
TA.,a,:m.2 Slaves at once by the Annexation of
V;s:1 ' , me Pt:ie.-13,c1. r im i t o ut •
The Legislature.
Our Legislature met at Harrisburg yesterday.—
The Governor's message will be delivered to-day,
and we expect to receive it in time to publish it en
tire in our next.
The first subject of importance, after the election
of Speakers, Clerk., &c.—which is usually done
on the first or eecond day—will be the election of a
United States Senator in the place of Dr. STUR
OZON, whose term expires on the 4th of March
next. The prominent candidates are, the said Dr.
Bruno mow, W uses* M'CANnLegs, H. B. WRIORT,
and DATI n R. Powren ; and then there are others
as numerous as the counties in the State, some of
then; pretty good men, aside from their politics, and
others again who would scarcely be entrusted with
the lowest township office. Perhaps a' Old Hunt
ingdon" is the only county that has not been hon
ored with a recommendation of some one of her
"democrats." But perhaps she still lays claim to
our own Davy R.," and her Macfarlanea, Wil
sons, &c., may stand off for his Excellency. We
cannot see how their merits and their claims could
otherwise be overlooked. If the Whip determine
to become mere " lookers on in Denmark," there
will be such a fight among the "progressive de
mocracy" as will fully equal that of the Kilkenny
cats. The time fixed for this election is Tuesday
next, the 14th inst.
On the 20th a State Treasurer is to be elected.—
There is comparatively little said on this subject on
yet. The "fuse" will perhaps commence when
some great men find their prospects for something
better become gloomy.
The Inauguration of the new Governor takes
place on the 21st. This event will of course be at
tended with all the "pomp and circumstance" that
anxious office seeking patriots can get up; and
" the Governor" will then find out, it he has not
already learned the fact, that he has numerous very
devoted friends, ready and willing to assist him in
the administration of the Government. Gov. Por
ter says " a smooth sea and pleasant voyage" are
in prospect for his successor. We shall see.
Until after these matters—so highly important to
individuals—are disposed of, the Legislature cannot
be expected to do much towards devising "ways
and means" to relieve the people of their present
onerous and still growing burtlien of taxation.
We will keep our readers advised of the "say
ings and doings" of the Legislature horn week to
A. Locofoco state Senator Expelled
in North Carolina.
The Raleigh Register contains the proceedings of
the Senate of North Carolina in the case of Wm.
Eavere, a Senator from the county of Onslow,
who took his seat at the beginning of the session
upon the evidence of a forged certificate of election.
The facts are thus stated in the Register:
ENNETT readied this city on Sunday, the day
before the commencement of the Session, without
bringing his certificate of election from the Sheriff
of Onslow. That day the fact was known here,
and was the subject of general conversation, end
of much anxiety, because if every Senator should
he in attendance the next day, parties would be ex
actly tied in that body; but then,one of the Whig
Senators was detained at home by indisposition of
his fierily, and therefore, if every Locofoco Senator
took his seat, they would have a majority of one
in that body, and thus could control the elections of
its Officers, and by electing their own Speaker, pos
sibly secure the Governor's Chair to their own par
ty. EN:tares votes, therefore, were of very great
1 importance in such a crisis! Next morning he had
his Certificate!
He presented it at the Clerk's table in the Senate
as his warrant for taking a sent in that body, as a,
Senator, and upon it took his seat, and continued to
clnim it, and vote under it. Several Senators rue
pected a forgery in the case, and examined the Cer
tificate, and it was found that the body of it was in
one hand-writing and the signature in a very differ
ent one, and neither in the hand-writing of the
Sheriff, whose Certificate and hand-writing it pur
ported to be.
The fact of the forgery woo soon established be
yond all doubt by the arrival of a true certificate
from the Sheriff of Onslow. A Committee of the
Senate was appointed to investigate the matter; and
upon his failure to appear before the Committee, or
to procure evidence of exculpation, a report was
made to the effect that he ought to be expelled. In
the discussion of the case before the Senate, Mr.
ENNETT was defended by counsel. The vote of
expulsion was passed by the casting vote of the
Speaker, the political friends of Mr. ENNETT all
voting for him, and the Whig votes to expel him.
It is said by the Register that the signature to the
forged certificate was in a hand very much like that
of Mr. ENxere himself. The circumstances of
the case so strongly intimated that the party using
the forged document knew it to be false, even if he
did not execute it himself, that there seemed to be
slight ground indeed for doubting the guilt of the
expelled Senator.
=arse's Telegraph.
It will be seen, says the Philadelphia U. S. Ga
zette, that efforts are being made in Congress, to
extend Morse's Telegraph from Baltimore, the pre
sent eastern terminus, through Philadelphia to New
York. The entire success which has attended the
experiment, warrants Congrees in any expenditure
necessary to carry on the work. Many of our rea
ders, suppose, that the Telegraph only makes or
marks a few arbitrary signs, by which a leading fact
is made known ; but it is true that the procee
ding of Congress are reported in a very satisfactory
manner in Balthnore, by the Telegraph, and printed
in the Patriot. We seem only to have entered
upon the first steps of the improvement in covey
ing intelligence, when we got up railroads. Hero
is information, correct and connected, coveyed forty
miles, (and a hundred and forty miles would make
no perceptible difference,) in a time as short as not
to admit of measurement,
" Compared with the speed of its flight,
The tempest itself lags behind,
And the swift-winged arrows of light."
The advantaged of this mode of conveying intel
ligence, especially in time of ,var, are incalculable;
in time of ma:e ths: kill comet:. I:e ororlooketl or
prrd:~~a'r3 ,
Mr. Payne's Speech.
We were not a little surprised on opening the
Hollidaysburg Standard of last week to find the
Free Trade or Revenue Tariff speech of Mr.
PAYNE of Alabama, lately delivered in the House
of Representatives at Washington, on the bill " to
provide for the remission of duties on railroad iron ,
in certain cases." The speech is a good specimen
of the Southern doctrine, and is full of the spirit of
nullification. We have said we were surprised—
surprised at seeing such a speech in a northern
Locofoco paper--a Locofoco paper in Pennsylva
nia—and most of all, a Locofoco paper in Hunting
don county. Previous to the last Presidential rice
l lion not a Locofoco paper in the State (except the
Carlisle " Statesman") would have published ouch
a speech. The leaders of the Polk party would
rather have seen all their editors beheaded than per
mit one of them to publish such doctrine in " poor,
deluded Pennsylvania." Perhaps Mr. Dougherty
has yet a spark of conscience left, and is endeavor
ing to undeceive the " democracy" of the Keystone
State. "Better late than never" may be his motto;
or he may think that although it may a payneful
speech it is too late to do any harm where the peo
ple were induced to vote for Polk, Dallas and the
Tariff of 1942!
We make two extracts from the speech, and we
copy from the "Standard."
Mr. PAYNE observed • ' " * that he was in
favor of reducing the duties not only on iron, but
on all the articles of consumption which are taxed
by the tariff of 1842. He wanted a simple revenue
duty imposed on that article, as well as on every
other on which a duty Is now levied by the gov
How long was this system (the Protective Sys
tem) to be borne? Was it to be perpetual? No:
the American people had pronounced against it
once, and had pronounced against it unequivocally
in the election of James K. Polk; it might be at
tempted to evade this question, but the American
people had proclaimed it at the ballot-boxes that
this iniquitous system, among others, should fall to
the dust; and fall it must. We look (said Mr. P.)
for relief to the returning sense of justice of the
American people. Whenever we have had a fair
"lick" at this question, it has always been con
demned; and if this Congress chooses not to act
at this session, when that still silent voice is heard
again from the ballot-boxes, it would speak in tones
not to be misunderstood. The Senate was lo be
reformed ; this House was to be reformed ; and in
the next Congress all these questions were to be
settled on principles of right, of equality; and of jus
tice to all. He desired anything rather than op
pression of this character. He was prepared at any
time to meet any emergency that might arise, rath
er than continue to endure the weight of this injus
tice and oppression. We hope (Mr. P. repeated)
to have redress front the returning sense of justice
of the American People. There were one or two
other remedies. State interposition was one ; sub
mission was out ol the question. He did not say
this in vain boast, with a view to create prejudice
and excitement; and he alone was responsible for it.
But ho said submission was out of the question.—
There were two other remedies, then. One was an
actual State veto of the laws of Congress; and an
other was Male Legislation which would reach rt, I
which, in his opinion, was efficient; and which, if
the State legislatures were true to the interests of
their constituents,they would not fail to adopt. Wind
was it? I would (continued Mr. P.) attack the r e
tariff bill of 1842. I would attack it in detail, or in
any way. I would adopt any measure to get rid of
it. I would take the tariff bill of 1842, and lay a
tax—not an impost tax, but a tax on every article
of domestic manufacture in this country, precisely
as high as the tax was laid upon foreign articles. I
would take the Kentucky bagging, and would tax
it at 5 or 6 cents per yard—which the State legis
lature has a perfect right to do. I would tax Penn
sylvania iron—if she insists on the protectior she
now has—and every other article, precisely as the
tariff bill of 1842 taxes the foreign article. I would
go farther—as far as to throw the entire South upon
the foreign article, instead of the domestic. I would
rob—not rob, sir—but I would vindicate my right,
by being robbed no longer. I would give as a
bounty that which w• refuse to have extorted from
us by force. The very instant tt_le northern States
lose the southern market, they will go without it
forever, or until they agree to a modification of the
present oppressive duties: whenever they modify
them, I would relax my State legislation. Let tne
tell you, if we do not get redress from the returning
sense of justice among the people, - we know full
well that we have the power in our own hands.—
Long have we suffered under this system of oppres
sion. We agreed, on one occasion, upon a com
promise; we complied fully with that compromise;
our advantage. resulting from that compromise had
but begun when our enemies, the advocates of pro
tection, violated all their plighted faith--the plight
ed faith of those who had preceded them in °like—
ned struck down this system of compromise, and
re-established these high duties. We feel that we
have the power to du this thing --to redress our
selves; that we are about to escape front the bur
dens under which too long and too tamely we have
suffered; we feel that, like the children of Isreal, we
have panned the Red Sea, and stand upon the sum
mit of Mount Pisgah; and we feel, too, rs if the
promised land were just before us; and we now
tell gentlemen if they refuse to adjust this thing
upon terms of equalily justice, we will apply the
remedy. Whenever the question between uncon
ditional submission and slavery—abject slavery to a
dominant irresponsible interest of this country, I tell
you, sir, we will resist ; for aught I know, for aught
I care, a million of swords may leap from their scab
bards and drink deep the blood of their oppressors.
That is my view; I state it on my own responsi
bility ; so far as I am concerned I am ready to meet
any contingency rather than to submit tamely
while plunder shall continue to he the order of the
day I will do any duty let the case be what it may.
We find the following in the National Intel!igen
cer :—" We have beck requested by Mr. CLAY to
express his thanks to those editors of Newspapers
who have been so kind as to supply hint gratuitous
ly with their papers fur some time past. Desirous
of avoiding obligations which he cannot convenient
ly repay, ho wishes henceforward to receive only
such papers as he subscribes for.
Wo add, on our own information, derived from
the friends of Mr. Clay, that his postage is enor
mous—swelled, we are shocked to leant, by exult
ing and insulting letters, transmitted to him, as well
as by letters requesting his autograph, dr.c., and by
other correspondents. Those who address him
ought to reflect that he is not invested with the
franking privilege. Wo are sorry to learn that his
pecuniary condition is such as to make the practice
of great economy an indispensable duty.
co-A bill has been reported in the Legislature
of Miii!land to abolish imprisonment for Debt.
Kensington Rioters.
In the Court of Quarter Sessions, Judge Parsons
passed sentence upon the following persons :
John O'Neill, convicted of riot, committed in
Kensington in May last, was fined one dollar and
costs, and sentenced to nine months imprisonment.
This is the man who Trove the cart into the nice
' Ling, an act which occasioned such serious conse
quences. The sentence. His Honor remarked, was
lighter than i t would have been because the defen
dant had already undergone a long imprisonment.
John Tegert, convicted of riot in Kensington in
May last, was fined one dollar and costs, and sen
tenced to one month's imprisonment. Defendant
would have received a heavier sentence, said Judge
Parsons, but that he received such severe treatment
at the hands of the mob.
John Bennett, who had pleaded guilty to riot in
Kensington in May, was fined one dollar and costs,
and sentenced to four month's imprisonment. De
fendant had been sentenced to six month's impri
sonment on another bill of indictment.
John McAleer, convicted of riot in Kensington in
May, was fined one dollar and costs, and sentenced
to one month's imprisonment. Prisoner is the man
who had his thumb blown off while in the act of
discharging a gun from ono of the house windows
nearly overlooking the meeting in Cadwalader st.
Frederick Hess, convicted of arson, in setting fire
to a house in Codwaloder street, during the Ken
sington riots, was sentenced to one year's imprison
ment. Defendant was thus lightly sentenced be
cause of his extreme youth.
Patrick Murray, convicted of riot in Kensington
on May last, was fined one dollar and costs, and
sentenced to six months imprisonment. Prisoner
was one of the men who furnished amunition to
some of the rioters. His store. and the stock therein
were destroyed by the other rioters.
Biddle Sopher, convicted of riot in the rescue of
Dick Manly from the custody of the police, grid also
t an aggravated assault upon an officer, was fined
r one dollar and costs,and sentenced to nine month's
) imprisonment.
ca. Hon. James B ecru NAN U. S. Senator from
Pennsylvania, recently sent the following Toast to
a Locofoco Jollification in Pittsburg:
"Domestic Manufactuers.—They have been sa
ved by the election of James K. Polk, from being
overwhelmed by the immense capital which would
have rushed into them for investment, and
from an expansion of the currency which would
have nullified any protection short of prohibition"
Of course, the Carpenters, Bricklayers, Masons,
Machinists, &c. &c. assembled at the dinner, recei
ved the toast with screams of exultation and hur
rahs for Polk and Buchanan ! No more Factories,
Forges, Furnaces, &c. to be built—the triumph of
Polk has 'protected' those now in operation from
any new home competition. But the wives and
children of these same mechanics and artisans being
at home and sober, might possibly take a different
view of the matter. They might reflect, This sort
of Protection' may or may not answer forLthe Foc
i tories and Forges, but how will it do for us? We
have necessities as well as others.
The reader will bear in mind that Senator Bu
chanan avows and glories in the fact that it is the
election of Polk which has arrested the rushing' of
immense capital' into the establishment of new
and the extension and improvement of existing
Home Manufactures. Yet the working men whose
employment is cut off by this very effect will be
told by the first grog-shop demagogue he meets that
he had been discharged by his Whig employer
solely on account of his politics! that his work is
stopped only from spite, or a determination to crush
him! Thus is the public mind poisoned by the
blackest and most wanton falsehood.
The poor slang of Bucnanan about the expan
sion of the Currency' es a necessary result of a
Whig triumph would disgrace any other Senator.
A sudden and mischievous expansion of the cur
rency has several times resulted from Locofoco
ascendency--not once from the action of the Wings.
The Currency of the Nation has never been so
steady, nor in the average so restricted in volume,
as ur the guidance of our two National Banks.
A .e last was Vetoed, the Currency expanded
liar. :a as much in the next four years as it had
done ... the preceeding fourteen. But who expects
such a demagogue to pay any regard to truth.-IV.
Y. Tribune.
Norfolk, December 25, P. M.
elancholy Disaster.
The schooner Caledonia of this port, owned by
Captain S. Pedrick, and commanded by Captain
Drown, employed in attending on the wreck of the
British brig Nancy, (ashore near the Wash Woods,)
left here on Saturday last wills the intention of
bringing np the anchors of the brig; but after reach
ing Cape Henry, the weather became so thick that
she could not proceed, and an easterly wind spring
ing up, she put back and anchored near Buckree.—
On Monday morning the wind shifted round to W.
S. W. and blew a heavy gale all day. In cense- :
(pence of thin detention, Captain Brown it. appears,
gave up Isis trip to the brig, and concluded to re
turn to Norfolk; for he got under way about sun
set, though the gale had abated but little, and at
tempted to beat up. The schooner had not got
further on her way, however, than between the
Rip Raps and Sewell's Point, when she capsized,
and melancholy to relate, every soul on board was
drowned! There were' it is believed, 7or 8 per
sons on board, but we have heard only the namca
of Captain Brown, (the master,) and Captain Isaac
S. Pugh of Phila., (formerly commanding the
schnooner Seeford of this port.) The wreck was
seen next morning, and boarded by Capt. Hughes,
(of the British brig mentioned above, who was at
Old Point,) who found the body of Capt. Pugh en
tangled in the railing--all the others having been
washed overboard. A bout came off from the Rev
enue Cutter Taney with six men, who, however,
rendered no assistance its taking off the drowned
man, though invited to do so by Capt. Hughes and
the body remained on the wreck during the day.
It was late before the intelligence reached here
and a friend of Capt. Brown, applied en board the
U. S. ship Pcnn , ylvania, at a late hour of the night,
or some means of conveyance to the wreck, when
Commodore Dolton, with promptness and politeness
highly praiseworthy, ordered the steamer Engineer
to be gut ready immediately, which was done; and
and she was despatched in charge of Lieutenant
Carter and Mr. Olmstead, Master's Mate, to the
wreck, at which she arrived about 2 o'clock on
Wednesday morning, and returned a few hours
after, with the body of Captain Pugh, which was
respectably interred. Capt. Pugh, we learn has a
wife and four children residing at Philadelphia.
From the York Republican.
The brogress of Agar lanisin.
Our readers have already noticed what nro called
Now York,
the anti-rent disturbances in
read accounts of the opposition to legal process and
outrages to personal security and even human life
which have been perpetrated in their progress.—
They first broke out among the tenants of the
Manor of Rensselacrwyck, which embraces nearly
the whole territory of the cointies of Albany and
Rensselaer—is twenty-four miles in length and
forty-eight in breadth, and has within its bounds
eighteen townships and a population of 50,000
souls. This district of country was first settled by
KILLIAN VAN RENSSELAER under a libel al Charter
from the Dutch Government—the original Europe
an proprietor of the soil. The title of himself and
his descendants was confirmed by the English Gov
ernment under Charles 2nd, who conquered the'
provice from Holland—further confirmed under
Queen Anne, and finally recognized and guaran
teed by the people of New York under their first
Republican Constitution, and the amended instru
ment of 1821. The settlers went upon the lands
under perpetual leases from the " Patroons" or par
amount owners, being bound to pay an annual rent
"in kind" or winter Wheat—to deliver "four fat
fowls" and do a day's work with horses and wagon,
and pay all taxes. There was also a fine in most
of the leases upon all alienations, otherwise than
by will, of one quarter of the purchase money.—
The tenure was therefore, according to the spirit of
the times in which it originated, feudal in its na
ture. That the rent is light is evident from the
fact that in Albany county the farms pay fourteen
bushels of Wheat to the hundred acres, and in
Rensselaer ten bushels to the same quantity of land.
The grievance complained of consists mainly in
the exaction of these moderate rents; and it is this
which has led to overt acts of disobedience to the
law—to resistance to the Sheriffs—to the formation
of bands of men disguised as Indians, and to the
murder in more than one instance, and the tarring
and feathering in many of those for any cause ob
noxious to these violent, ruffianly and fierce bandit
ti. It must be remembered that the tenants on the
Manor never paid aught for the purchase of the
Farms which they occupy, except the annual rent
—that the rent was fixed in "kind" rather than
money, because it was so preferred by the tenants
when the Manor was first let, .d that the Proprie
tor offers to give a clear title in fee simple to the oc
cupants of the land on the payment of a principal
sum of which the interest should be the annual
rent commuted into money at the average price of
grain during the last ten years, to be calculated at
the rate of five per cent. The operation of this
would pay the Patroon four dollars per acre—the
tenant will only consent to give two. As to the
right of property no one can doubt that it is in the
Patioon, where the Constitution of New York re
cognizes it to be. This is not changed by the fact
that the tenants have continued to hold the lands
under their leases, many of them no doubt in an
unbroken lino of descent for two centuries, and
others as the alienecs of the original lessees. All
this may seem to them to give them a free title to
the soil ; but it does not so—they have acknowled
ged the contrary by the undisputed payment of the
annual rent until lately—the Supreme law of the
land and the fundamental instrument of the State
Government declare otherwise, and the Courts of
Justice have more than once decided to the contrary.
The Springetsbury Manor case in this county is a
precedent in point; and the quit-rents thereon, fully
its heavy and due to a Proprietor who did as little
towards the actual culture of the soil as he of Rens.
selaerwyck, had still to he paid. Out of this matter
then lave sprung the anti-rent disturbances in New
York, which so feafully menace the public peace
and supremacy of the laws in that State.
The mischief, however, does not stop here—once
transcend the barrier of legal order, and there seems
to Ito no limit to the spirit of disturbance and mis
rule. From Rensselaerwyck organized opposition
to the payment of rents has extended to a tract of
property owned by the Livingston family in Colum
bia county ; and from what wo read we do not find
that in the latter case there exists even the same
bold pretence of oppression as in the former. The
Sheriff has there been assailed and beaten off---a
detachment of Indians from Rensselaer have joined
the savages of Columbia ; and although the ring
leader of the band—" Big Thunder" or Doctor
Bocanrov-has been arrested, yet so rife was the
spirit of disorder that the jail in the City of Hud
son had to be guarded and the Burgesses' Corps of
Albany 300 strong despatched to aid in its defence.
The diffusiveness of the mischief may be judged
from the fact that at the last Election two anti-rent
candidates were elected to the Legislature front the
county of Scholiarie, wt.ose connexion with that
matter is not clearly known to us.
We must close this hurried article without much
comment on its caption—the Progress of Agrarian.
ism. A discerning mind, well acquainted with re
cent events, cannot fail, we think, to discover the
drift of those remarks which we would make. Look
at the history of Locofocoism—the grasping and
usurping examples of the Jackson era—the avowed
contempt of vested rights—the open violation of the
single District law by the present Congress—the
contempt showed to the great Seal of New Jersey
by a former one--the fomenting of the Dorr treason
in Rhode Island and the sympathy with the convic
ted traitor is the Penitentiary; and then let the
mind recal other instances of the like kind which we
cannot even mention, but vehose name is legion and
whose particulars must be familiar to intelligent
minds; and then, you may trace the lineal demsnt
of the anti-rent disturbances in Nc w To;k, end ell
the violence and Guttural. of even more heincus
nature which may succeed them.
1:0- Since the above wu written we learn that
BorasTore or "Big Thunder" behaved with great
pusillanimity after he was confined in jail, his fears
having even subjected him to fits. It is also credit•
ably stated that he has confessed himself to have.
been one of the principal instigators of the anti-rent
rebellion in nearly one-half of the counties of New
York, and revealed the names of all his coadjutors.
The Sheriff of Rensselaer county had ermined two
of the gang chewed with murder without opposi•
lion, and it seemed as though the law was about to
regain its supremacy.
id have
l'n Oliver township, on the Ist inst.. by Robert
M'Mansgal, Esq., Mr. ASBURY OAKS, of Stouts
Valley, Huntingdon county, to Miss ELIZABETH
MITCHELL, of Oliver township, Mifflin county.
On the 24th ult., by the Rev. T. Mitchell, Mr.
NATHAN W. GREEN, of Warriorsmark town
ship, to Miss CATHARINE PLOTNER, of Bit
The Society will meet at the usual place, the
Old Court House, on Saturday evening nest. The
third Lecture of the course, will be delivered by
David Blair, Esq.
Sullied:LA lefcnco of the Bible in Public
The citizens generally, and the Ladies especially
are incited to attend. There will bo singing, and
music by the Band
H. V. MILLER, See'y,
Jim. 8, 1845.
LIS r OF LETTERS remaining in the
Post Office at Alotandrm, on the Ist Jan.,
1145, which if not t; ken out within three
months will be sent to' the Post Office Do.
partment as dead letters.
Baker John Murrels Andrew
Br, neman Isaac Mari Henry
Dickey Susan Moyer Henry
Davis John C: Pine Isaac
Davis Samuel Plymptnn Elijah
Fisher Mrs. Porter John
Focklet H. & 1. Parmentcr S. S.
Gun Benjamin Spyker Smnuel
Green James Esq. S inter Mr:—German:
Houtz Daniel Stewart Alexander
Houston M. L. Shively James
Herren John B. Smut Mr.
Hall Weston Shin, ly Mary .
Johnston William Thumas David P.
Ireland Judith Young George B.
Ichingee John Yocum Samuel
Kennedy J. if, Wilson James
Kaufman George Walker H. C.
Martin Isaac Walker George
M'Clure Andrew
Alexandria, Jan. 8, 1895.
LIST OF LETTERS, which remain in
the Huntingdon Post Office, January Ist
1895. It not called for previous to the Ist
of April next, they shall he sent to the
Post Office Department at Washington.
Bottontot John 2 M'Vcy Michael
Bottontot James Mirgrath Miss Emil'a
Coder T. B. M'Willams Thomas
Crull Augustus Murchorn John
Diffenbacher A L. 2 Numn Russel
Dysar Joseph Ntuitmer John
Grubb Abraham, jr. Patterson John
Gray Miss Harriet Peppard Oliver
Grubb E. &C. B. Ro.enhiem Abraham
Heisler D. S. 'roman James
Hight Charles • Wood Samuel R.
Lay George Weight Henry
M'G wire Catharine Witherow John
M'Cnnnell James Williams Jesse
January 8, 1845.
LL persons are hereby cautioned a
iry& gitinst buying, levying on, or meddling,
in any way with the following property,
which I purchased at Constable Sale, on
Wednesday the 11th D.cember, inst., as
the property of .1 F. Livingston, to wit i one
Sorrel Mare, Saddle and Bridle: which
property is I. ft in the possession of said
Livingston until 1 see fit to remote the same.
Coffee Run, Dee. 24, 1844.
Bridge Proposals.
PROPOSALS will be received at the Com
missioners' Office in Huntingdon, till Janu
ary Court next for tht building of a Bridge
across Stone Creel , ' at Couch's Mill, in Bar•
ree township. The plan and specifications
can be seen at :my time in the Commission.
ers' Office. ALEX. KNOX, Jr.
Dec. 18, 1844. Commissioners.
LL persons interested will take 'ideo
Aathat the account of henry Snyder,
Committee of the person and estate of Con
rad Snyder, an Idiot, has been filed in the
office of the Prothonotary of n
the Court of
C mmon o Pleas nf Huntingdo comity, and
will be presented tithe Court on the second
Monday of January next ;1845) for confirm
ation and allowance, and will be then con
firmed unless cause he she wa to the contra-
Nov. 26, 1844.-3 t. Prot'y.
Came to the residence of the subscriber,
in Sinking Valley, Tvrone township. some
time last June, a dark brindle heifer, some
white on its belly, supposed to be a year old
last spring. The owner is requested to
come forward, prove property. pay char
ges and take it away.
Dec. 4, 1844.
signed, appointed to distribute the assets in
the hands of Wii:iam Bell, Administrator
of Samuel Bell, late of Allegheny town
ship, dec'd., amongst the creditors of said
clec'd., hereby gives notice that he will at
teed for that purpose at the Register's'Of
fice, on Friday the 17th day of January
1843, at I o'clock. P. M.
Hutingdon, Dec. 25, 1844.
Came to the residence of the subscriber
in Warriormark township, on the '22d day
of November, 1844, two stray Heifers, rt•
sing three years old, the one is black, the
other red, with some white spots, sad has it
short tail. the owner is rinested to come
and prove property, par ehareea, and rake.
th”rn away. 111',N141' PUNK,
The. 11, 1844