Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, April 8, 1836, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated April 8, 1836 Page 2
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FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 8. PSOPiE'S TI02I3T. .J FOtl rilESIUEKT WM, H. HA.RKISON. VOU VICE rilKSIUENT FRANCIS GRANT. ICR. FOR aOVEllNOR SILAS H. JUNXSOEL LIEU T. OOVUUNOU DAVID M. CASH, of Dciby. Tlio followlnj intcrcstim loiter fom Captain Hitchcock, was addressed la his moilicr, in this town to whoso politeness wo lira indebted for permission lu l.iy it before our readers. Allliongh I lie public nrc ulrc.uly in poejiicm of some of its fuels, it will nevertheless bo read with rnucli satis faction by ilia numerous friends of Capt. 11. in litis vicinity. FonT DnNE ( Gen'l Clinch's Plantation,) ) March 12, 183G. $ I wrote to you from Fort Kins a bout l',a 22J nit. nnd told you of tlio inlcnlion of Gen'l Guinea lo go romli towards T.unpt D.iy, nnd tu Tampa if not inlerrnpled by the Indians. We marched south in the 2Gih, nnd on the 27ili ht'ln battle with iho Indians at the place whore Gcn'l Clinch fought litem ihe 31st of December. We changed position on the 2Stli and went lower down, where we had another battle. Iloih of these fijhls look place across the river, tho Indians bcin;; on one side and wo on tlio other side, the liter be ing nbotit 40 yards ftidc. On tlio 29th tlio Indian cropscd the river and attacked us in our camp ami fought two hours and more. We drove litem oft" nnd hold our position, On the 1st of Much iheio was no filiting, but on the 2d. 3d, -1th and Glh, there was fi.iliiin,; every day, especially on tho 3 1 nnd Gili . On the niuht of the 5di the India is sent lo nsk for peace. The ines-enger was told lo come in the morning, and on the 6th several of the Chiefs with nn interpreter came within 200 yard of camp nnd I was sent to hear litem nnd make answer. The result was, thai the Indians iciptcstcd lime to consult their Chief Micanopi, who ihcy consider n Governor, nnd the Gcn'l told them, by ine. that if they would promise lo ceise from all tins of hostil ity nnd remain sotilh of the river uml mtend a council when required to do so, he would not in test litem. They promised till this J and after lite or six days we came here. I h ive written n condensed ncoount of the movement of Gcn'l G. from the lime of his leaving New Orleans, nnd have diieclcd an editor to send you a paper rontainin;; it, l'ho In dians admit we killed thirty and ihe prc-umplion is they have lost many moic, for they always lie about their losses. W o hud aliotil 7 days fi'dninj, and on our part have lost one officer, Lieut. Izard, nnd four men, besides about TO wounded. I am very much pleased with Ihe expedition, but am writing in gteal haste for I am m iking preparations to return with Gen. G. to JMbhile. The war is certainly checked, if not ended. The Indians undoubtedly wish to make pence, but lite terms intcaded to be imposed upon them by ihe Gov't they may think too hard to comply with and they tntiy break nut again. I slnll have nothing more to do with them, and not even honored with a wound, though I was standing by Gcn'l G. when he received n ball through his lower lip, which knock ed out one of his lower teeth. Wo have had all tho varieties of n campaign marching in cold and hot weather, in wel and dry weather on plenty nnd on nothing, till we tried Ihe meat of our borfcs, kc. tire. Yours, &c. E.A. HITCHCOCK. The justice, morality, and regard for the opinion of tho decent and respectable por tion of tho public, of Jlr. Van Harm's parly, wcro never exhibited p-Jrhcps quite go palpably, as in thoscrno sketched in the annexed letter. The question of tho contested seat of one of the North Carolina Representatives, which has been long under discussion, was, it would seem, to have boon finally deter mined, in spito of any and all efforts to the contrary, on Saturday. The party full had gono forth, and no considerations of cour" tcsy, or justice, or regard for a day, by com mon consent every whero kept holy, could nvoil to cause a reckless party majority to relax. It was only the slate of desperation and violence into which tho Houso was eventually urged, that induced an adjourn. mciit, without the consummation of tho gross injustice which is meditated. ami willbeac 'complishcd, of turning out tho sitting mem ber, without allowing him to adduce evi dence wliifjli ho is ablo and anxious to pro duce, to mako good tflo validity of his returfi. Tho house of Representatives of tho U. States Bat" till half pastour on Sundiy morning, that is, as the National Intelligen cer well remarks, "Tho sitting extended to more hours on tht Sabbath morning than tho House usually sits on week days. And all for what? Why, in caie puroly judicial, to prevent ono of the parties from taking testimony which he is ready to make oatn will indis putably establish his right. Was such n thing ever before heard of? Which may be answered by another question : Did it ever before happen that on tho eve of a Presidential election expected to depend upon tho House ot Representatives, the scat of a member was contested, by ousting whom, the vote of an cntiro State, and by that means possibly tho aggrogato vota of all tho States represented in tho House, would bo changed.'" Mr. Van Huron knows, or gravely np jHchenda, that ho cannot be elected ('resi dent by the people that the olections must goto tho House. Tha North Carolina dele gation now is, by one vote, opposed to him ; change that one vote, this delegation be- comcK favorable. Tu tht changc.VVr. Graham's soul jj to bo vacal- ed. in mile of evidence, and such li thoiicct U any 'l'lvtMon bein;; iiiudt', on that Iliastu to do evil, that "tl.c Sabbath of the I ! Lord our Hud," which, from childhood up, we nro all taught to keep holy, iy to be desecrated in ordor to force a, vota on tho question. Yot these nro virttiom men, who, because they do not bco Mr. Van Daren's porsal agency in such matters, arc c?ntont on believe him innocent of them, and shutting their eyes that they may not hear, nro willing to go, as mole? blinded" and os addors deaf, into the support, for the Presidency, of a man allied and stained with every sort of politicil corruption, and utterly regardless of all political principle JV. Y. American. Washington, Monday morning. After I had mailed my letter nf Saturday night, in which I stated my boliof that the election subject would bo terminated by unseating Mr. Graham, in favor ol Mr Nswland before the twelfth hour that night, the proceedings b;camc of much in terest. AflPr tho day's proceedings, Mr. Graves, of Kentucky, epoltc in support (if Graham's right to tho seat until ho was completely exhausted. The House, not withstanding, repeatedly refusing to ad journ, or suspend tho rules for the purpose ol lixing anottior nay lor mo consioerauon i .i i l.. i i !..i v.: of the subject, ho resumed, and raised h'm voice with some utuicuity bo as to oenearu from the confusion which prevailed, and charecd "tho party" with deliberately sacrificiii!? for party objects tho riehts of the sittinff member, who had only from in disposition required from their courtesy and justice, but one day more to address tnem. but which request they had detctmincd not to erant. Ho knew "tho party" was in the majority, and he called on them to givo tho minority somo fair play, or even the appearance of justice. In tho course of his caustic remarks on tho party, every at, tempt was made by uproar, laughter and c nfusion to prevent his bcin;; heard. Having- submitted somo extracts for the purpose uf reading, soma members object cd ; nnd amongst the most prominent was Mr. Camhrclenrj. The House on motion, could not however stand this: and leave home (riven, they wore ; after which, Mr. G. renewed his course with vigor, charging Mr Cnmbrulenrr in this way with having inlcnded to suppress the truth, by orders given underhand to the lieges. The decree ho said had cone forth oarly that nifjlit, nt tho suggestion of tho Attorney General of New York, who had insisted that further time should not bo civen, &c. Mr., Cam brclcnrr of Ky., next obtained tho floor; and twelve o'clock having arrived, he gave wav to Mr.Wiso to move an adjournment. Mr Lnwder inquired if it was in ordor to proceed nftcr twelve? The Spcnkur said on pressing and urgent occasions tho House hud continued in session. Mr J. Q. Adams referred to various instances i.i which tho House had sal. but insisted that they had never done so knowingly, oxcept upon nronosition to that effect deliberated upon nnd voted for by both houses; he avowed that he would lint sit there to do business unlnss the Iluuso would declare that tho nrceonl eubicct was one that would not ad mil nt dnlnv: nnd rcntiired Ihtit this should bn nrcviouslv recorded on the journal. If thov should not agree to a motion men made bv him. to ndiourn. The House re fused at half vast I'i o'clock lo adjourn! Mr. A. thereupon renewed an appeal taneii bv Mr. Lawdcr. from the docision of tho Speaker, as to their right to proceed after 12,as ho wished to what rule of the House, absent members could be compelled to vote on the Sabbath da ! (this was : poser) and whether, if tho minority wit h- drew, leaving no quorum, thero was any power to compel their attendance ? The Speaker was understood to have declined answering, on the ground that there would bo more appeals than one pending, if he did answor. JMr. llawes moved tno pro. vious nucstion. to arrest debate on Mr. Adams' nnnea . Tho nuostion whereon being nut, a now difficulty was started Mr Adams' namo being first on the list, be again having denied the right of the House to rcnuire his vote. Mr. llawes rose and moved tn excuse the member from Massa chusctts. Mr. J. Q. Adams here still fur titer perplexed tho matter by exclaiminc "but I do not ask to be excused After much laughter at tho dilemma in which tho Saiiiiatii Bruakeos were thii: nlncod. and much disorder in consequence the Speaker threatened to call the members bv their names who did not resume their seats. A groat mlny lud bolted from the Hall upon this hint, soma fairly worn out with fatigue : for the twentieth tunc n mo tion to adjourn was made by Mr. Lay. On this motion thero was no nuorum! ami n call of tho House being then ordered, Mr Ad ams again refused to answer to his namo Mr Wise suggested, that, by the rule, eve rv member was compelled to answer, and he put it as a matter of orderifor the Huusc to decide whether they would compel or not, on tho Sabbath day ? Thu Speaker said no question could arise when the House was dividing. Alter the roll was gone through, Mr W. renewed his objection. Mr Bcardsley said as tho member Irom Massachusetts acted on conscientious scru ples he ought to be excused. Mr Adams repeated that he did not want to he excu sed, but that he did want to record his vote on the question, that on the Sabbath the Houso had no authority over its members, and for one ho did not feel himself bound to obey nny rulo. Mr Peyton desired to know whero tho gentleman's conscience was, when ho assailed tho character of a distinguished Senator whero was it, on tho mcmorablo night that the fortification bill was murdered, lie aiding and abetting therein? &c. Tho Speaker called Mr l. to order, his remarks not being pertinent to tho qnestion. Mr P. subsequently pro ceeded to inquire whero was tho conscience of tho Attorney General of New York, which eocmed to have deserted him to night, and whore it was on that meraornblo night. Conscience eocmed to be a thing with somo honorable mcmbors, that got better for long use ! Ho wished to know if tho gentleman from Massachusetts was to bo ii leader of tho party on this, as on other occtitious? Mr Adami, much galled at the turn ol the debate, und in much oxcitometit, buid the muinbur from New York hud mis- lukun Ins motives for declining lo answer iu, iMB IUR, am 1B IMUSl cunouiiucutly ob- motive. Mr Mercer imistcd that the Sab bath ought to bo kopt holy. Mr Ilynum entered warmly into the general merits of tho election subject, net! animadverting upon tho debnto which hod taken plncc, ho 1 . .i I..'.. l . .1 . -!... came to tnu conclusion mai, nicy wwc um ono step from n revolution. He insisted that too much was mado of Blylit'g them the nartv." nnd that the republican doc- Irino was, that tho majority should rule. If n proposition was made to postponn the ubiect until Monday, he Imped "the party 1 would vote for it. Mr Wise faid ho felt bound to press his question to n docision, whether or not Mr A. couiti no cojipcucu to vote or to sit there on God's holy day ? Why was it that I hoy witnessed what they now did ? He would tell the worlJ it was because too many plain truths wcro eont forth lo tho people, that tho otdcr had cone forth to despatch every thing, so that they might go about thai r business, go to their Homes, go to tno n i miner man in uro 'tho party" in tho estimation ol the public on the ovo oi'n Presidential election. Was not said in high plnco3 it was timo for tho Chairmm of the Committee nf Ways and Means to resign that ho did not pro gress as fast as he ought with the business of tho Houso? Tho Speaker said those remarks wcro not relevant. Mr Wisosnid he should remember that word " relevant" lo the day of his death. Ho believed they wore to bo gncd. They must ho sent homo at party behest, forsooth. God'a law was to succomb lo man b lav, ant, mey wore told in terms, that the minority ought not to complain, ought not to resist when treated oven on this question, in a tyranni cal manner never before witnessed in that hall ! Ho inquired if this was not true ? tho present majority had baen tho most tyr annical that over ruled in debate, or that over disgraced a country. Nay, they had been the most weak, the most bungling as n parly, that had ever disgraced that hall. Mr Iiynum, who was writhing under this lah, bo unsparingly applied, rose to ordor, and inquired if the majority were to be thus ptigmntizod. Mr Wise continued hisstrain until compellod to take his peat, Mr Bv num, waxing more angry, said the member from Virginia should not refer to him, in or j ntit nf lltn Hnnsp. ns nun of the mninritv. or t .l- ... . i. i.,i I "s V , u 1 , ,y'. , " uonc. jiu Etirjimi iiql uuny nun. itir u isu paid ho wished to be reepcctful to the House. As to bullying the gentleman from Nortii Carolina, ho is the last man I should think of bullying; I should as soon bully a fly, ns you ai'dresning him. jlr. iiynum said, it the gentleman wants to insult me, let him do so out of the House, if ho dare. Somo other words wore ban died to and fro, which could not bo distinct ly heard or recorded, from the excitement which the manner of the two members made contagious lo every auditor. Mr. Mercer tried to interpose. Mr. l?ynum lost all control of himself, rose from his peal, and, shaking his fist, exclaimed, "You d d scoundrel," proceeded towards the peat oc cupied by Mr. W. Many members nrrcst ed his course. The Speaker promptly di reeled the Sergeant at-Arms to tuke him into custody, loud cries of order, or der. The friendly offices of Mr. .Mercer and Mr. Thomas were, however, ubse quently happily successful in nllaying the angry feeling of the disputants; mutual con cessions, explanations and apologies wore mado, and tho House having adopted n res olution setting opart Monday and Tuesday next for the further consideration of the subject, after a sitting of sixteen hours, at half past 4 o'clock on tho Sabbath morn ing, adjourned ! I ! Comment is unneces sary on the Fcencs I havo endeavored to describe. The regulars havo boon defeated. Con trary to nil expectation, the "King's Own" have lutt Mr Ncwland, who is sent back to North Carolina to settle the matter with the people, and there can bo no doubt that they will settle tho question altogether to his dissatisfaction. Wo copy from the Courier & Enquirer. Washington, D C, March 29, 1G3G. Tho Houso of Representatives have been eiirragcd today about seven hours on the Norih Carolina Contested Election. Mr Ncwland, tho gentleman claiming tho scat, was entitled to the floor. Ho commented on the testimony, &c for more than an hour. As soon as he took Iii3 seat tho previous question was moved. This was considered by iho minority a violation oftha implied pledge made nn Sunday mor ning, thai tliH day should be devoted to tho subject; whereupon they commenced n systematic opposition to the demand fir the previous question. This opposition was carried on, by means of various motions, such as to adjourn, to lay the subject on tho tabln, to have n call of the Houjc, Sec. on each of which motions tho yeas and nays were called. The scene was ono of great confusion, and much embarrassment to tho Speaker, who conducted himself with calm ness, propriety nnd fairness. After a con loat of about four hours, und which tho mi nority possessed ihe power of continuing for as many months, if they had so chosen, they offote'd a resolution proposing, by way of compromise, that the question should bo immediately taken, without debate, oo toe motion to receive the nets testimony which Mr Graham had in his possesion; nnd if the testimony was rejected, then that the main question nsto the rightsnftho parties should, in like manor, bo taken without de bate. To this the majority would not lis ten. They had not the firmness 10 rtjed tho testimony, at that moment within roach of the House, nor tho liberality to adopt it. They could not bring up their troops, with all their discipline, to this destructive chargo. If brought to the role, they knew that this testimony would bo admitted; and if admit ted, Mr Graham would havo been sustained in his seat by a majority of moro lUunJifty. Their salvation consisted in urging tho pre vious question, by moans of which nil a mendmcnts wcro cut off, nnd tho volo ns to tho new testimony evaded. At length a bout half-past G o'clock, tho minority coir seated to come to tho vote; and the previ ous question was curried. Thero were two rcsolutioaa on which the Houso wcro now called to vote; First; That Mr Graham is not entitled tu tt feat on Iho lloor, Thid wits caned in h'" ulhrmative ayos -I I. mica 7. ivcund -That Mr N.-whnd u entitled to a ecat on tho floor. This was lost nycs j 00, noes 100. So the Hnusc havo decided that neither of litem is duly elected, and tho subject in again referred lo tho people. iNo language can desenbo or depict tho chagrin, disappointment, mortification and dismay, which spread through tho ranks of what was, but o. fow minutes previous, on ovcrbaring, oppressive and haughty ma jority. Hut would bo far more difficult lo speak ol tho gallant nnd triumphant mi nority. in terms Bufficiant laudatory. They have indeed dofeuded tho rights of tho pco pic, and the sacrcdncse of the ballot-box, with a zeal, n perseverance and n bravery, which nothing but tho justice of their cause could have inspired. Great praise is due to tho honorable men, who, scorning llie trammels of party, refused to record their votes m favor of Mr Ncwland, as being duly elected a member of the Hoii3C. This second defeat tends lo prove, that the ranks ol the majority on great and vital questions can no longdr bo kcth unbroken by mcan3 of political intolerance and proscription Tho Albany Regency is losing its control mg power over tho Houso of Represent."! lives; and if they continue lo boast at Al banv that they have n subicrvicnt major! tyat Washington, bo pleased to say to them ucnticmcn, you nro mistnken! "The seep tcr has departed from Judah!" Washington, March Q9 The previous question was brought to our aid to-day, and Mr Graham, as was anlicpatcd on all hand.s, was ousted from Ins seat by a majority of twenty seven. But the hard fortune of Mr. Ncwland, who was elected on While principles and only hoisted tho Van ISurcn flag when he thought it his best interest to do so, has not been co-ex-tensivo with tho evil fortuno of his rival. Tho House, contrary to every expectation and contrary to the decision which would undoubtedly havo been pronounced had the vote been taken on Saturday, have declar . cd by the one solitary vote, that Mr. New- land t-liall not lake his seal: and thus the election has been ordered back to tho only proper tribunal under the circumstances ol tho casethe people of North Carolina. Tlio vote on tho question ofMr. Newland's title to a seat was first, a tie standing ninctynino against tiinety-nino; and the final decision of tho question was nbanl to depend on tho casting vote of iho Speaker Hut behold! Mr. Clnlils, of New York, who-o name had been omitted, rose in his seat, and recorded n negative vote: thus blasting by ono monosylablo woar J the high est liopw ol ilr. iNcwland. lie may now return to his constituents to run another tilt against Mr. uraham, and lo reconcile, as he best can, Iiij While-Van ISurcn prinoi ciples. There let him go! I never remember to have witnessed a moment of more anxious suspense then that during which the votes wore counting and re-counting, over and over again, to bco whether tho Speaker, in the discharge of I113 mist high duty, would bo compelled to vote. No man who had baen present at that moment, could envy him cither his sit uation or his feelings. During the entire day, tho House has been the scene of most violent disorder and confusion. I cannot attempt even a sketch of it, for tlio hour is laic. There was a clapping of hands on the annunciation of Mr Newland's failure; and in tho previous part of tho day, there was hissing from several quarters. Tho rules of tho House were act at nought, from timo to time, by every conceivable manifestation of disorder. Altianv, April 4. There was an indication, this morning that Gen. Jack Frost, by whom wo have been for months beleaguered, is about to raise his rcigo. In other words, the ico opposite this city moved some ten rods. Tho river is up full banks, and rising grad-, ually. If it be true as reported, that tlu river is breaking up at Newburgh, Pough- kecpsie and Hudson, wo shall, in all the present week, have a frco navigation. P. S. Since the nbovo was written, the Ice at interval, has moved about half a mile, but wc have no belief that it will go off entirely withuut rain. The Mohawk has not yet broken up. Tlio Antimascns of AddiKin County have rccntly held a Mooting in reference to the approaching election. The following arc among tlio rct-olutiotis adopted. Ther's no mistaku about Addison County, Resolved, That freemasonry is an insti union which irom tno unmoral diameter of its oaths, and their tavagc penalties, from its secrecy, its power, its spirit ol favouritism nnd monopoly, its irrrcsponsi bilitv to public opinion, the slavish subser viency ol its members to tho mandates ol the order, is to bo ranked with tho worst evils of tlio limes, is at war with tho equal rirrbts nnd privileges of tho people, and Jvigcrous to our republican institutions. Resolved, That while tho organization of ibo antimasonic party had dutinctlyin view tho destruction ot freemasonry, Us meinbcru cama iresu irom too uumuvruuv oi toe country, retaining in all their energy those principles of liberty which are essential to tho security of our froo and happy institu tions, tho sovereignty of tho people, res ponsibility to public opinion, freedom in tho exercise oi tno eicciivc iruueuibu, a pcriect enualilv of righ'a in contra. distinction to monopolies of wealth and power, tho sup port ot tho popular branches ot tno govern merit in opposition to executivo encroach mollis, an attachment to the laws and con. ttitution ot thu country und n Murdy tlelei munition to maintain their Miprcuiacy. ml -cd, I lut iiiititui-iif- ill " irryipg out their principles in their application to national politics, nave irom tnoir ursi exis tence ns a party found themselves invol untarily opposed to many ol thi leading measures ot tno present auminiswuuuu, nnd that tho principles contained in the resolutions passed at an nnumasonic con vention of tho members oi tno legislature at their last ecssicn are tho samo in sub stance ihcy havo over entertained, repeat edly nvowed nnd still adhere to. ilcsohcd, That Martin Von ISurcn as one of tho principal advisors ol the obnoxious measures ot the present naminisirauon, ua hnving declared that ho will tread in the footsteps of General Jockson.nnd as having nvnr been n "suhtlo nnd uncompromising enemy" to nntimasonry, is unworthy of the confidence ot tno noiunosonic pany. TirMlnnl. That the ntimasons ot Ver mont will never degrade thcmaolvcs by abandoning their long cherished principles to unite with any party lor tno sauo oi ue inrr in it ccWain maionlil. Resolved, That wo cordially respond to the nomination of William IIenhv IlAn iuson of Ohio, by tho antimasonic slate convention, of this stnle and that ot l'onn Bvlvania: That in him wo recognize a re publican, nn nntimason, a patriot nnd statesman, honest, capable and faithful to tho constitution, and who will, it l'residcnt, mako these qualifications rather than par tizan services the critcrions of official dis tinction. Ilesolvcd, That few men in existence have performed more eminent 6crviccs to his country as Us uolundor against a sav age foe, and a3 a civiliun, than Wm. H. Harriton.and in the zeal, ability and patri otism with which ho has executed the higli tiublic trusts confided to him. we have ovi- dence of the qualities of head and hoart which eminently tit him tor tho more cxai ted station of President of the Republic. Resolved. That in Francis Granger of New York, we discern the unflinching n timaeon, a man of talents, a patriot and i statesman, worthy of the tecond station in tho government ot the United btatcs. Resolved, That wo have unshaken con fidence in the stern integrity of principle, and snund political views of Silas H. Jon nison: and the intelligence, judgment and capacity ho has displayed in the variousi official stations ho has occupied evince hi.-1 mediately and unconditionally, rent word fitness lo discharge the dtitiei of chief j back that ha would re.-ist to the last, even magistrate nf Ihe Mate. if he hid 5000 men with him. A force of Resolved, That tin fiatf antimasonic , 1'JOO Textans, well armed nnd equipped, convention, called as it wns by the Male j wcro in the neighborhood. Still Inter in committcc in tho mobt public manner, formation FtotcH, that the Mexicans have composed with very fow exceptions of the but 1000 troops besieging Sin Antonio, and old staid friends of the nntimasonic causo, that Cos commands Ihcrn ihe great body was n true and auie representation oi ine anlitnasontc party, and exhibited a fa r pression of their sentiments. Resolved, That wo view with indigna tion the ottcmpt which has been matlu to degrade the recent antimasonic state con vention , by representing that its delibera tions wcro controlled by whig influence and decided by whig votes Resolved, That tlio nomination of Wm. H. Harrison sustains Iho principles which havo ever guided the nntimasonic patty, both in relation lo masonry and national politics. Resolved, That the nllemplfl mauo uy a small minority of the nntimasonic party to foist Martin Van Burcn upon iho nnli- tnasnns as a candidate for President of the United States, involve an utter surrendct of our principles and an abandonment of our party and should bo mat by tlio i.idtg nant rebuke of every intelligent true heart ed nntimason. Resolved. That while we firm no coa lition with any patlv, wo call upon indiv d - uals of all parties, as men and patriots de- voted to the interests of our common coun- try to unite with us in supporting the can- didatos wo present for their BUllrages, bo- lieving their election will advance the com mon wclf.ire; and wc should rejoice should wo find nnv portion of our fellow citizens of any party, sacrificing their predilections on the altar ol me puoic gooa, anu casting loir votes for candidates whoso success we believe will rescue thu country and the i constitution from the appalling dangers which encompass them. Resolved. That in tho present overflow, ing Btato of the Treasury of the ration, the distribution of Iho public lands among the Blnles, is a measure founded upon the moit perfect justice and expediency; and that Andrew Jackson, by placing his veto upon a bill to effect this: object, which passed both bousc3 of congress by larger majori ties, has shown nn unhappy disregard to the will of tlio people, and deprived the btato of Vermont of Five Hundred Thou sand Dollars, Resolved, That it is the duly of every nntimason to use every honorable means to promote the fiicccps of tho nominations mado by tho great antimasonic state con vention nt Montpchor, And to accomplish tliH object, Resolved that a true antimasonic paper'be established in Middlcbury,and that a suitable committee in each town in the county bo appointed to promote tho interests oi the nntimasonic party nnd procure subscriptions for thu pa per cotitcic plated. Later rito.M Ki.onitu. A postcript of the Savannah Republican. 10th ult. contains extracts from the Jacksonville Courier, of 17lh ult.which state in substanco that Oseola had, through n negro whom he sent into camp, asked an interview with Gen. Gaines, -promising to stop killing white men if Jio would Mop killing Indians. Oseola was told to present himself next day with n flag. Ho did so, approaching iho camp, accom panied by another chief, within about one hundred yards, and after waving his flag Bat down on a log. Threo ollicers there should only lmve been two went to meet him, when ho ex prossod his willingness to lay down arms. They tried lo persuade him to ngrce to proceed with his Indian to Tampa Bay, and thenco embark for the region beyond tho Mississippi ; but to this he ii said to havo demurred, insisting on rcnuining in Florida. Whilo the parley was going on. Gen. Clinch urrived with his relief the friendly Indians with hint having discover ed o'her Indians iround the camp.roiacd ihe war whoop, which was followed by a firo from the advancing corps. Thereupon tho hostile Indians retired, O scot a, at the re quest of the officers, doing so likewise, un. til the fire f tho new arrivals could bo checked, which immediate measures were taken to effect. Oseola told tho officers that Gen. Clinch was ndvoncing to their relief, and when in reply to an inquiry from him nbout the state of their provisions, Ihcy said thero was a- bundancc, he told them ho knew better that Ihcy were reduced to great straits, and if they would corns over Iho river, He wonld givo them two beeves and a bottle of bran- dy. On arriving in camp, Gen. Clinch found the command of Gen. Gaines reduced to the greatest want, having killlcd and eaten their horses and dogs. Gen. Clinch's re lief corps consisted of four companies of mounted 1la:hua militia, two other compa nies, the uichmond liiucs, somo regulars and friendly Indians, in all about 700 men. Oseola is reported lo havo sent in wend on the evening of tho interview, that Gcri. Gaines would oond awaj tho moiinloiMa vhua men, ho would comply with the terms proposed. This was of course not acceded to and threo days having elapsed without any further intelligence from him, and the provisions running short, Gen. Gaines re turned with his forces to Fort Drone, where he give up the command to Gon. Clinch, ond proceeded by the way of Tat' lahasscc to New Orleans. IMPORTANT FROM TEXAS. Uy the New Orleans Bee, of March 15th, wo learn that Santa Anna is before tho town of San Antonio, the eamo that wad captured eo gallantly by Milam with .1000 troops. There were but 200 Tcxians in tho fort under Col. Fravcrs, who, on being requested by Santa Anna to Burrender im- i ot banla Anna s army, trom tear ot the A cx-Jmcrican rilles, having refused to enter Tc as. A proclamation w published hyiSania Anna, dated camp on the Iwvcr Nuece-t, Feb. 17. in which lie calls the Tcx'ans "ungriiteful adventure's and wretches, who havo appropriated to themselves cur tern toriop," and speaks of tho " treacherous" sacrifice of the Mexicans at Anahuac. (J -Giiadand He threatens vengeance on tho Tex'.ans, and their abetter- of Ntw Orleans, New York, Boston and .Mobile STILL LATER. Ni:iv Ortt.r ts,March 17. The schoon er W. A. Turner, arrived yesterday, in 7 days from Matagorda. Through tlio po litcnosa of Capt. Brookfiold, wo havo ob tainod tho particulars of the late nege by the Mexicans of San Antonio de Bthor, aa ascertained at Matagorda when In; left. The besieging army was commanded bv Generals Sesma and Co?. It consi ted rf 10 companies nf infantry, numbering al an 1 nverago of GO or 70 men each ; nnd of about 1600 cavalry under Folisaros with 500 mules and baggage of all kinds. These j wcro Eecn and numbered by Capt. Dermit, lot the lexian army, previous to their en gagemrnt. I ho 1 exians in the fort were infantry and somo cavalry for foraging ex peditinns under the command of Colonels Bowio and Travers, numbering about twj hundred. The assault nn the fort of Aiamo, in tho town of San Antonio, coinmonccd obout .'. o'clock P. M. on tho 23th February, tho Mexican army hotMirg a black flag aloft. as indicating no quaricM The garrison being wcllMtpphcd with 18 pounders plan' cd on Iho fort, mado them play with drend ful efl'ect, sweeping companies of the assail ants before the shot. The Mexicans sur rounded the fort on all sides, but on all sides wcro they ealutrd with its arliltorv. This continued till 7,1. M. when tho Mexicans thought proper to evaciitutc tho town, and retire to an encampment within two miles, after leaving 500 ot their com rades c lam before the fort. The provisional government of Texas being informed of the contest, an immediate draft ol one third of nil Tcxians capable of hearing nrms was ordered by the acting Governor. Lut so eager were tho Texians in general fur their prompt and certain triumph, that when the order readied Ma tagorda, not one third only but nl! able bodied citizens volunteered". Numerous companies were immediately on the match to San Antonio, to drive the Mexicans ba yond the Rio Grande, or leave thenion t'l ' held ot battle. They will act on the cfl'-n-sivo in their future operations. LATER rilOM EUROPE. By I lie packet eltip lloscor, PeUni nin?tcr, fioni l.'nerpoal, ue linvo I.onJon puper." of 2ltli ultimo, inclusive, with Paris d.uei of the 224. The new French ministry bad, nficr nn interval of llirce ncck,bccn re-orciniied. with M. Thurt aj I'midcnt of the Council. Seveinl of the former minuter,) remsin ; ilio-c who reiire, ore the Duke dc llroglie, M, Guitot, und M. IVrsil. We do not perceive that 11. llumann, though ciuiixg the cli.inge, profin by it, in tlio tr.iy of phce. Fieselii, nnd ItU lo acconiplicn, I'cpin and Sloiey, lud undergone Iho CMremu penalty of llie law, .Mercy, it ua thought and hoped, would luio been extended lo the doubtful guilt mid jrny helri n Moroy, but Louis rtiilippo'a merry li.ii never self been manifested toward political ullrndera. Tim culprilu being Ulieadcd, A'ina .atave, Ihe one ojcJ initttesj of I'icsdii, lud been hired, hi ii fon sidcrubta salary, us a dtmoittllc dc comptoir, nt ti 1'arijCMii roileoliouec. Spaniali affairs do not uppear to approach a net llement, Tho Curlims tuike headway in the pro vinces, and Mendiiabci is embari aw cd at Mudrid ; and if, us is alleged in llie private correspondence of Ihe London Morning Herald, the new Curtct shall bo ultra-liberal or radical in its rompoailion, he will be still inoro so. In England all seems quiet. I'ailiatnent was in full occupalion, und umoni; other nuiletp, with rail road projects, alnia-i as nnmcrouj as in our rountiy. Schemes weld befoie l'.iib.iiucnt for rail loids iLiuning I'oi tlu'ir (imiiluion, I3,000,(KW oteilnig1 iipw.udi "t rtcii hundred milliun' ) AMais.

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