Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 22, 1837, Page 1

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NOT THE 6I.ORY OFCHSAltJ HUT T I E W E L F A ItE OF It O M E. BY II. B, STACY. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1S37. TOIL. XI No. 548 in liis fate, only resolving to break lonso ns I belter, for the real, anil with much shrewd soon n- pn.-siblc. Ills miondam friend ncs. n trnod fund of nuccdotc, and some THE INFANT'S DREAM. The following nppeiired in llie Londonderry Oil Icraddle inc on lliv knee, mania, And sins mc the holy firiiin That contli'd me lust, ns joit Cundlv prppt My plowing rlierk to jour nfi wliilp hreiul, For I ,uv n tcenc wlicn I slnml cr'd last That I fain would see again. And imilc ns you I lien did smile, mama. Anil ivrep 119 oii t lien rl if 1 ween t 1 lien 111 on me Hit elijienina ce. Ainlqnm, nil lie dry ; Then rork inn ucinly, mill sing and sigh Till you lull mc lust asleep. For I dienm'dii lieiivenly clrnnm, mama, While slumbering on lliv knee, And I liv'd in 11 land where form? divine, In kindom's of lory menially shine, And (tie world I'd give, if llie world were mine. Again thai hind to see. I fancied we roam'd in n wood, mania. And we rested, ns under si bough, Then near men liulleilly Illumed in pride, And I rhased iliiu.iy through the blest wide, And the night came on, and lost my guide, And I knew not what todu. My heart grew sirk with fear, mama, Anil 1 loudly wepi fur dice; But 11 while, ruliM maiden nppear'd in (lie air, And she tiling lurk die cm Is nf her golden hair, And shekissM me so nfilv 'eie I was nwiirc. Sajing "Come, pretty h.ibc, with me." My tears and Tears she guil'd, mama, And she led mc fir 11 nay ; Wc enlPi'd the door of ilu daik, daik tomb ; t We pis'd thrmigh 11 lung, I0111; aull of gluom, Then opened our ejes on a I. mil of bloom, And a tky of endless day And he.ivcnlv forms were there mama, And loelv chciulis lu ighi ; They sinilM when Ihcy saw me, bin I was amaz'd Anil wnndpring, aidunil mp I g.iz'd and gaz'd ; And sung I heaid, ninny lipanu blaz'd All glorioiH in 1 lie land 11 f light. Hill sonu caini! a shining throng, mama, Of whitC'wiiigM dabes to me J Their eyes look'd love, and ilieirswcet lips mil'd And lliev mancll'd to meet with 1111 c.n ilrboni child And lliey ginned that I Irnni paith exil'd, Saying "lleie, loe, blest fclull limn be." Then I inix'd uiili the licairnlv throng, mama Willi clieiub and rpi.iphiin f.iir ; And saw. as I roaiii'd dip icgiiiiis uf pe.icp, T'he spirits which c.iiuu fiom this world ofdistress And there was the joy no tongue can express, For they knew no sorrow there. Do you mind when Uier Jane, mama. Lay dead a slion time iigune ; C you gii7.'d oil and lovely wrrik, Willi a full flood of woe you could mil check, And your heart was so soic, you wish'd ii would Ureal;, But it lov'd and you aye sobbed on ! But oh! had vou liecn iviili me, mania, In llie icaluis of unknown run1, And seen 1 saw, nn ne'er had cried, Though they buried pietty Jane in the grave when she died J In ide For shining with the blest, and adurn'd liken sweet sister J aim was llieic. Do you mind of that silly old man, mama, Who came so late at our door, And the night was daik, and 1 1 10 tempest loud, And fits heart was weak, but his soul was proud And his ragged old mantle seived fur his shroud Ere the midnight watch was o'er'! And think what a weight of woe, mama, Aladc heavy each long drawn sigh, As the good man sat on puna's old chair, While the rain drop'd down fiom his thin gray And fast us the big tear ofspceehlcss care hair. Itun down I10111 Ins glazing eye And think what a heavenward look, mama, Flusli'd through earh tremblin" eve. Aa he tnld how he went to die baron's strong hold Saying, Oil! let mo in for llie night is so cold;" But the licit man cried, "Go sleep in 1I10 wood, For wc shield no beggars lieie.' Well! he was in glory loo, mama, As happy ns llie blest can be; He needed no alms in the mansions of light, I-or lies it with die patriaichs. cloth'd in while And llieic was not 11 mapli had a now 11 nunc Nor 11 corllier lobe than lie, bright Now sing, for 1 fain would sleep, mama, And dipumnt I diciin'd before: For sound was my slumber.iind sweet was my rest wiiue my spirit 111 the Kingdom ol life was guest And the heart that has throbbed in the climes of Can love this world no more. irroeted him with a hearly elan on the shoulder. How tin! yon Fred,' ho exclaimed; 'how in il.c world with you, my prince of law-shark-, 'cutns rntulortim,' ns old Shnl low says. Why, what ia your confounded hurry, just now Oaiinotynu fling n word at n friend that you havo niil seen for three months.' 'You mint excuse mc,' answered Will tner, coldly. 'I have sumo law business on hand for a person who is very much ilia, tressed just now. am in great hahte.' 'O yes, I see ; the 'auti sacra fame1 reigns in you, as in oil your tribe dig dip; dig nothing but digging and after all yon never reach tin; pure ore of happiness. Well, if you will not give up your business to Plop with me, I must resign my pleasure and walk with you,' and so saying lie drew Willmer'n nrin under his own, and lounged along at his side. 'Now, Willmcr, any one who should sou us sauntering in thin confidential way together, would never imagine you to bo a mere pettifogger a scribbler of write, and -know all men by these presents,' and 'greetings,' and 'where ases,' am your other antiquated nonsense; you would very probable bo taken lor a gentleman like myself.' 'How do you know,' retorted Willmcr. somewhat disgusted at the easy impudence of his companion, 'but I would rather bo taken lor a scavenger ike anv bodv else.' 'Come don't be acrimonious. Fred:' re plied Duplessis, good hutnorcdly; 'you would have reason, now, to bo a little waspish, if you had been like me coin- plctoly cleared oul driven from the haunts of civilized mnn, like a era nalura, with out a dollur in your pocket.' 'What no you mean?' asked Frederick. 'Why, yon ?ee. in y dear lellnw,' replied the spendthrift, 'llie oilier day. my old nrqiiiiinlance, I he Sheriff, (we know one iiioiner pretty well by this tune.) made a descent upon my lodgings, at I he head ol wo tailor-, liiree stable-keeper.", and one wine merchant all of them my creditors iingiatcfiil scoundrels ! Not content wil It having had rnv potronasrn for lull three enrs, I hoy had (he impudence to demand 1 heir pay. So, of course. I had lo evacu ate and hero I have been for a week, wandering about the world, like NoahV ruveo without n noting place.' fMiitwiiliitntiiling the tone of levity in which he spoke, there was sotnelliiiio 111 air that showed l,is sense of the dc-aa- ding nature of Ins confef-ton. Willmer wa i-horked ; he had never dreamed t lint Jamn would have hnil the folly to involve himself so deeply. Bui due your father know of thw ?' he From the Lady's Book. PAILURE NOT RUIN. OH THE THREE CLASSMATES. CHAPTER VIII. The next morning about ten o'clock Willmcr was descending i;ourt si reel to his office, when he encountered an old but not very welcome acquaintance. It was young man of very dandyish appearance though there was something in his dress as well as in himscll which intimated that both had seen better days. His boots and linen, both of first rote quality, were not eo lar removed Irom one another in com plcxion as might have been desired, and slight change had come over tho color of the once exquisite beaver, which was pots cd jauntily on tho side of his head. Thore was an air of forced levity about his man ner that struck one disagreeably, especially when compared with his thin, cadaverous cheeks and sunken eye, not very well set offbyiho bushy luxurianco of enormous Whiskers, His whole appearance betoken cd tho broken down spendthrift : yet with ol thero was an intelligence and bon-hnm mio in his looks that would incline rather to pity than despirc him in his degradation Frederick had wng sinco given up all intimacy with his former aeenciato, (for it was none but James Dnplcssis.) and felt at this moment particularly desirous nf avoid ing him. But as this was rendered impos eible, by (ho evident determination of the other to intercept him, ho resigned himself 'My lather.' said his companion, with tin :ered look; 'O then you have not heard but. supp 1-0 you step mio tins reiaura leiir wiih tne. I nan tell the Morv belle ever a beet Menk ' Frederick's first thniinht wim to decline on plea of want of leiciire; th,-n. refl.c'iin that James, who had nckiiowled.-eil lnin',.ii peuniittss. inigiii nave laid tins httlu plan to outain a menl alius expense, he gum naliireuiy re-nlvetl not to baulk hi- des,Mi. 1 he juicy and smoking slices which were soon 6et before them, were altucked bv Duplesbis willi a vigor which would have made it evident to every reflecting mind, thai ho had lately used the only infallible specific for obtaining sn append- absti nence, wiion lie Ind pretty well tatit-fnd the cravings of nature, he drew tho cork of a second bottle of porter, having finished the first with but little assistance from Frederick, and begun his account. To transcribe it in his own language would bo tedious the numerous jests, quo tations, tellections, and expletives with which it was garnished, though amusing enough from Ins own lips, would not loll wil h good effect on paper Suffice it to say, that acting on his father's Mirdid desire to see him a fine gentleman, and u member of gay society, he had on leaving college, I'town aside whatever nf scholastic sobriety might hnve elniig to linn, and begun his career us a man of tho woild. This was n walk 111 which apparently neither his per son or hi- iiilenth qualified him to shine he Having been regarded while at thoMini vcr.-ily as n rolher owkward.good-nalured, studious lellnw, easily embarrassed 111 coin pany, and bv 110 means good looking. Nothing, however, is so easily acquired as (laiiuyism. wiiinn 0 year, young uuples sis wns entitled lo rank as a butterfly of the first color in three, he wtu lamiliar with dissipation in all Us forms. In the fourth, ho quarelled with his lather, who sow too late the danger of his bon's course, and endeavored to induce htm to study profession, or enter into business, James, however, had become too accustomed to his prosent mode of life to be willing to rx chango it for what seemed (0 him the dry technicalities of law, or tho sordid drudge ries of trade. And finally tho injudicious warmth uf the latlier, and 1110 obstinacy ot tho son. had ended in bringing them to open rupture. Old Duplessis surrendered to his son the sum of eight thousand dollars, which was his due from his mother's propurty, and bade him never to enter his doors again The unrestricted possession of so largf en amount of ready money, opened ever outlet to tho indulgence of those prnpeu sines which the young man had been (f late diligently cultivating. He spent fou years in Europe, principally in France anl It ally, whero he contracted a worthless ia lunacy with several broken dandies m thoir travels from England, by whom hi was invited into the mysteries of hih bred dissipation, and eased of nearly all hi cash. Ho returned homo or rather to Nov York to display in our republican aid economical country, the exlrovagaucies of aristocratic England Hu had acquired a certain counterfeit air of breeding which passes current, with those who know to accomplishments, became for a while grrat favorite- in thoso circles which havo chosen lo denominate themsclvcs'tho first.' The small residue of his property, however, was speedily dissipated in expensive living parties, gigs, boats, stipperi, clc. Willi the decay of Imh finances came the Ims of credit with both those who trust nil and those who feted him. After struggling for n year or two to keep his head nbovo wn. t r. he wns at last obhgcd to succumb ; Ins creditors had stripped linn of everything, and he himself had barely escaped a jail, liy a rapid flight to Boston. Such were the particulars, though stated in a very different form, which Frederick was able to collect from (hi lively but (lis jointed narrative of Ins companion. They were calculated to croate in hi 111 not so much surprise as comtnisscralion for one who evidently owed his ruin less to innate evil propensities than to the baneful influ ences nf others. 'Anl what do you intend to do with yourself, now,' inquired Willmer. snpprfv sing nil comment on the story. 'Have you any solllcd scheme of action?' 'Noi exidly,' replied James, 'but a I havo brought myself out of suits with for tune, and info suns with about a senru of creditors, I shall probably find it convenient to leave this part of the country. If I do. it will be a remarkable exhibition of public virtue : "A patriot, I; for be it understood, I leave my country for my country's good." At lens:, so my friends will probably say. Pity tint my country will not havo the gralitudu even to pay my travelling expen ses. 'Willvou not apply to your father ?' ask cd Wtllncr, earnestly. No, red,' replied the other, quilting Ins tone of badinage, for one of sober bit terness; "can you imagine that 1 would re torn Itkt another prodigal son, 10 find in. stead of 11 failed calf, the door chut in my face o-ot least, to be received with sneers ut my excellent progress in the world, or reproaihes for being only what he hss made. aie. Shall I return to be treated worsethana hired servant lobe pardon cd. pc'haps, only on condition ol spending three jears with the very scum nfliMiuauit v onboard of a nor! hum whalo ship which i the nMiroved school of morals for i-pend thrift heirs? You mistake mo altogether, Fred, if you imagino that I am sunk so low ns that 'Ymi have a wrong idea of degradation. Jam".,' aid VVilmer. 'Kemeiiiber that at all even'- he is your father. 'However think ilmi vou would find 0 more favorable "'C' P'loii Hum von unMeipnte For lie Km, eiinoot but feel iIihi vmi are In- son tjoine, 1 him within an hour on soni" law hu-iii"s., hit me apeak to him of you, and No,' interrupted Jnmen, cfilmly, 'if it is done si all 11 intHl he by mys.'lf alone. I am much obliged lo yon, however. IJ11I tell me. not tins biisinesi of your's an at. lair relaiing to a mortgage deed of old Sla cev'x?' Yes you Imvo heard of it then?' 'Somelhinj; of it; it will ruin htm, will 11 not?' 'I CRnnot. predict the result,' replied Frederick, 'but I fear the worst.' f am not sorry,' said Duplessis, in the same bitter tone, 'though I know it to bo a villt-nous affair Do yon remember, Fred, the night on which you met a psrty of us on our way to Purler's, in our junior year in College? You cannot havo forgotten it. That, Fred, (hat wns my first drunken scrape. ! wos ashamed of it at the time but it initiated me into the labyrinth of dis sipation, from which I have never had a clue to escape. And who. loho was my guide, my encourager, if you will havo it, and 1 hough I hale the milksop word my de-troyer? You know him well enough, and have not a right to rejoice that the mm which he has brought upon me, has been renaid on his father by miner"' VVilmer felt that it would be in vain to nrguo against such porvoricd sentiments of morality. He contented himself with onlvexclaiming, 'So vindictive!' '1 wii-h only retribution,' replied young Duplessis ; besides, it is not I who inflnTt this judgement ; it comes in the ren-ular course ofihings. Ab William Shakspcaro says, -me winriigirr ot tune brings round his revenges.1 Talking of Shoksneare reminds mo that I hove an order for a box nt tho Tremont. which I must hand in. I II see you ajrain ns soon a.' nave seiuou on any course to pursue. unou uyo. And so baying he darted out of the room with n precipitation which would havo surprised Willmer had he not recollected that thero happened to bo n slight bill for him to pay. CHAPTER IX. THE OEM COST AND WON. When Frederick had finished this not very pleasing office of friendship, and was about to depart, a stranger who had been sitting at a tablo neor, aro?e and acco-ted him politely. You will excuse ilie liberty I lako Sir,' he said, bowing, 'but from my proximity lo you, I unavoidably overhnurd a few of the laBt words of your discourse, when your companion raised his voice a little, and thus I happened to catch n namo which is not unfamiliar to me. Can you inform me, Sir, if this Duplessis whom 1 heard mentioned, is n nativu of Hoston ?' 'I believe not, sir; replied Wilmorrho was I havo heard, originally from the South.' 'And removed hero about fifteen years ago r i-redcrick bowed in assent, nnd the stranger continued' Do you know in what business ho was engaged bnforo ho removed to tho North? Not with any cerlaintv.' replied Fred erick ; i havo heaid only vaguo rumors concernidj; his previous hln, some of them not much to Ins advantage.' The other hesitated for a moment as if nt a loss how to rontinuo, and then said 'You will pardon Sir, whatever may ap pear like impurlituncc in my inquiries, in consideration of my motives. I under slnod from what your friend said that this Duplessis (who E!om3 to bo his fatner) is about to ciror ino a malicious suit to the injury of sumo worthy guntlciunn of this place for whom ym act, if that be the case I think that frotiimy knowledge of some passages in nil lifi, I could afford you ma terial assistance it your cause Allow me to present you w'th my address.' Frederick tool the offered card, and road on it 'John Sanbornc, Fitchburgh, North Carolna. '-The stranger was cer tainly a gnntleniat in nppearnnce, in man tier, "and his jounltnance.lhough disfigured by large wln-kers, was pleasing in Us ex prcssion. Wilinjr, of course, could not hesitate to accepl his offor with proper acknowledgments for tho kindness ; ho presented his own address to tho other, and asked if ho would wish to meet Du. ploisis immediately. Ah soon as iniv be convenient lor ynu. Sir.' replied Mr Sanlnirno. I happen at litis moment,' smJ Wilmcr, to ho on my way Hi meet him. If ynu havu no objection wn may end this business immediately though I very much loar that your kin J endeavors 111 our behalf. will from the nature ot the case prove fruitless' No harm nt least can result from the attempt,' answired Mr. Sanborno, "aod 1 will accompany you with pleasurw. Frederick's office was but a few rods diotatii, nnd as they arrived but a few moments belor-tho subject ol llioir conver. saiion nppenreil no opportunity wns given for his new to explain the plan of proceyfing which ho intended to adopt. I le hat only lime lu inform Fred crick that Mr Duplec-is was wholly a Granger lo hin, iiiid that llie interview had belter proccd at iirft without refer, ence lo hi- tl'Mtns. lie wa therefore newly inirodncd tn a gentleman whose pre. ence might be nece.-nry by way of willief-i to theirtrfiii-ucliinis. Tho pasagunf ten years had whitened the hairs, and Irnt (ho form of the nidi vidunl who now appeured, but had given nothing of veutrablo to his appearance. The honor. Itve, obedience, troops of friends which should accompany old age were evidently waii'ing to him, though he did not seem ono'kelo feel the deficiency. His cheek- wire mote hallow, his eyes wero deeper si', and his forehead more wrinkled llna when wo saw h:m lu-t, but there wn- still liie i-aim snorp, eager, sin-1 i.ler expre-sii n te hi. countenance which I made it unpieMau lo loon upon him ns it aU nys h 10 belied og... without dignity. ii.J .will .t!l!iy 10 Wlllllur, alii! tiiort' formullv toil r Sanborno, and then wiih the iimnnernf one who had in lime lo lose, drew outhis copy of the ir.nrgnge, and proceeded diecily lo the business of the interview. Iflor .1 rijrid examination. it becauis apptreot to Frederick that through o slighiind aecidenial iiifoimnlily which viiialed lip wliolh deed, .Mr. feiacey wn-t lik''ly lo bi deprived of properly lo which he' had inequity the niosl indi.-pu. table, right. UJoekily.buth llie whoso names wre appended to the paper, and whoso teiininy 10 I he casu would havo been ol He first importance, wero long since dead In Uih slnte of perplexity he could not hip appealing (though he foresaw the fritles-nes ot the attempt) to llie ju-tice ad honor of Air Dupletsts pointing out ife undoubted character of the oversight vdich had been committed, mid urging th universal odium which most follow sue a cruel violntion of the plainest rules ( right, lie might as well have argued w.h a statue. 'Mr. Wilbur,' said he, with u slight sneer, "I must ay thot this course, is one rather lo bp c.neclcd from a very young man, ihnn frotia person well versed in the law as you ar held lo be. I cannot see any injustice 111 submitting this matter lo legal nrbil ratio.' 'Ilui if the ited bo mniiifeftly valid' 'That Sir,' nswered I ho old man, 'is yet to he decided. I cannot pretend to anticl pale the jiidgient of the Court.' Hut when he law only sanctions nn injustice, as inthis case, what is the proper course,' urgcdFredcriek. 'That I coceive, concern those who make nnd administer 1 hem, Mr Willmer; and with this yon, Sir, have mote to do than 1. Hut flunk that it will bo belter lo terminate (ere our disciisiou, which can produce uolimg but ill feeling; and thai,' ho added, vith another smilo, 'I would wish to nvod. I presume, Mr a a a Sanhomc yon seo this matter in the same light is myself To be Courluded. , PUBLIC MEETING AT BURLINGTON. (fV Join and Absalom Herring, brothers and timer makers by trade; their sis tor Rcbectali II. Herring now residing in this place Ins not heard from them since 1UI8, iliey.vnro thou carrying on the busi nessofpnptr making 111 Ruilnud Vt., nnd hns since Iccn repotted thai thoy removed from Ruilttid to Cincinnati Ohio, and from their to Oinndagn Co, New York. Cir cumstance) which havo of late transpired, has renderid it of much importance to tne loasccrtail whore my brothors are, (if liv ing,) il dcu, to know the late of their (am dies Shaild this notice meet tho oyc of any person that can givo nnv inforninlinn lo 1110 respfcling my brothers or their lain iles and wil iln so by mail or otherwise, they will confer a great favor on tin mix in-is sistorthal has searched long and dill gently fnrhor brothers. Tho Rtiland Herald. Svrncusu Whir? and Cinciiali Journal by copying the above Will IIIUCII OUIH'0 RHHKAII II NICHOLS Rnrling'nn. D'e. fi. ICfl7. WANTED, 10.000 Bushels House, dshts, dolitercd ut thn ashcry opposiiu our Storo. f'LKTUIKIt & WOODMAN. V'illiMon, Dec. 9, 1837. At a meeting of tlic citizens of Hurling ton the lGth Dec. 1037 at the Court House, on short notice) at G o'clock P. M., several hundred persons assembled, when GUY CATLIN Ksq., was chosen Chairman, and WnjiiAJt Noiii,K, and IIknrv B. Sta gy wero chosen Secretaries. The object of the meeting having been stated by the chairman, it was moved that a cointnittco of ten persons be appointed to report to tho meeting, resolutions expressive of the sentiments of those pre sent. Whereupon the following persons were appointed said committee, viz : Wyllys Lyman, llcinv 13. btacv, Nathan B. Has well, John VatiSicklin jr., William Noble, Thomas Chamberlin, Charles D. Kusson, William L. Strong, and William Blake. Tho committee after retiring a short time, reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were read and adopted by a unanimous vote, and very strong manifestations of feeling. Whereas tho late political troubles in Canada have caused the temporary expul sion from the Province, of divers inhabi tants thereof: And whereas Vermont, as one of the United rightful!y,and ought to be regarded as an asylum fnr the persecuted and oppressed, whenever any such lake icfugo within her borders and conduct themselves as become good and quiet citizens : And whereas many such Canadians, are now among us for temporary residence and protection merely ; and have in all respects,so far as have come to our knowl edge, conducted themselves in a quiet and peaceable manner, in no way instigating feuds or animosities, personal or political, or seditious or other acts in violation of the laws of tlii3 State, or of the United States ; And whe'reas, the authorities in Canada have seen fit, in the plentiludc of their power, to offer sundry large rewards for the apprehension of many of the said Ca nadian patriots, some of whom arc known to be in tins vicinity : And whereas, our frontier has been threatened with invasion by a lawless gang wf lloililis; i!c-l.rinJnuto of nnr.iont torica, and countcifeitinir banditti inhabiting Canada upon our immediate borders; And whereas, our actions, feelings and intentions, have, by the idle, malicious and false rumors and affidavits of a certain nameless person from Canada, been mis represented to tho General Government, through the resident British Minister, and to the people at large ; I Hnuiiroiti:, in order to disabuse the public mind, make manifest our determin ation to preserve inviolate our own laws, and to adopt some rule whereby to govern our own actions in the premises in the future : Resolved, That while wc do not asstimo to judge of the respective rights of cither of the Canadian parties, nor unlawfully lnterfcic in the contest now going on, wc will not tamclv submit to have our char acters and motives impeached and tradu ced by any foreign emissary or spy, and that wc will frown upon and put down if necessary, with force, any attempt on the part of either of the belligerents, to aflltct, disturb or oppress the other, while they remain quietly within our borders. Resolved, I hat anv attempt on the part of tho loyalists in Canada, to immure the said Patriots in our prisons under the garb of debt, would be in our opinion highly derogatory to the British character, and would betray at least in those con cerned, a base and cowardly heart; as such transactions arc viewed by us in no other light than an attempt thereby to punish by our laws, the said patriots for j)olitcal crimes committed in Canada, which coiv duct, if sanctioned bv tho loyalists goner ally, merits and hereby has our unqualified reprehension. Resolved, That the threats put forth in tho Montreal papers to hang and destroy certain of tho good citizens of this Stato, and also, the threats of tho lawless bands upon our borders, to invade, burn and sack our homes, excites in us no feeling but that nf utter contempt, and wc would not mention it, except, by way of saving that if thero havo been observed among us an undue sympathy for tho patriot cause, it has in a great measure been furthered by such ill-judged threats of tho loyalists. Resolved, That as freemen, duly appro dating the enjoyment of religious, politi cal, and personal freedom, secured to us to nn extent unprecedented in other na tions, wo receive and will protect such as may bo driven from their country for opin foH'ff sake, and hero, declare, that, with our persons if necessary, wo will dcfcntl them in any nttompt that may bo made to violato tho sanctity of our laws, by rcmo ving them bv force, or infringing upon the rights of thoir persons, while within tho jiiusdiction of this Stato or of thn Um ted States. Resolved, T'-at while we leavn fo oth er L'overnnicnts tho reiiulotion of their own internal police, wo cannot without' deep regret, view the destruction of the Press in any country, moro particularly in the neighboring Province, whereby the customary channels ol information arc cut ofl', and a rctrogado inarch mado in tho path that leads to religious and politi cal freedom. Resolved, That the substitution of wirtr tial for civil law, in Canada, has a ten dency to weaken the confidence of our citizens in their intercourse with that pro vince, and to Jeopardise tho personal safety of such as may conic within its ju risdiction, tending to establish tho danger ous precedent of giving to tic arm of military power, a summary process too often tisetl to redress imaginary wrongs. Resolved, That wc do not countenance any person who shall bo aidinr;, abetting or assisting, cither of the said parties, in any way in the violation of our laws. Resolved, That wc deeply sympathise with those Canadians now amongst us, who have had their property destroyed, their dwellings burned, and have been driven in wrath from their homes, and that it be comes ns as philanthropists and Ameri cans to do all in our power to alleviate thcirsullerings. Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting bo signed by its officers and pub lished in the Burlington Froo Press, and Burlington Sentinel. The meeting was then adjourned with out day. (JUx UATLiix, uiairman. Wm. Nonu:, ) II. B. Stacy, $ Secretaries. From the Albany Argus. PUBLIC jUHF.TINtt AT BUFFALO. By the mail from the west (yesterday afternoon) wc have papers from bufl'alo of the 12th inst., and slips from the officers of the Oswego Palladium and the Com mercial Herald of the 13thc. Mr. Makenzie, (and others on whoso life a price is sei) was at Buftalo, on the 1 1 tli inst., having made his escape through the royal lines with great diffi culty and hazard. The Bufl'alo Com. Adv. of the 12th, says: 'He was in disguise, and slept two nights in haystacks. Being clothed very poorly, and mounted on a good charger, lie was once apprehended as a hocsc thief He was armed, but did not wish to snoot the sheriff; so, to ascertain his sentiments he commenced talking politics. 1 lie ot ficcr cxnrrsacd himself warmlv in favor of Mr McKcnzie, upon which he avowed himself, but was not able lo convince lnm until lie .showed him his name marked on his liniicn, upon which he was at once aided to escape. It is said, that before he had got across the river, a party of horsemen, in puisuit apnearcd on tho op posite bank." The fact that Mr M. and somo of Ins corn-patriots were in town, was announ- cod at a third public meeting of the citi zens, held by appoiatment, at the Theatre, on the evening of the 11 th. "Every foci of the house (says the Com. Adv.) from the orchestra to the roof was laterally crammed with people the pit was full the boxes were full the galleries wero full the lobbies ..ere full the streets was full and hundreds were obliged to go away without being able to gain admission." Tho venerable Dr. Chapin presided, and expectation appears to have been ru mored that Dr. llolph would bo present. Such was tho expectation ot "the com mittee'' appointed to call future meetings who assured the assembly that "he was on his way as fast as horses could bring him." But the excitement winch was before immense, found relief in thunders of applause, when the chairman at tho conclusion of some remarks, urging pru dence and discretion, and tho strict ob servance of treaty obligations, announced that Mr McKcnzie, and others of his as sociates, were at his own house. The Com. Adv. says : Never saw wc such a scene never heard wo such a a shout of exultation Such enthusiasm is honorable to the feel ings of our citizens. It was not McKcn zie who called forth such elcct-iica! feel ing. A few months ago, ho might have come among us, and excited little inter est, lie comes now as the Champion and Martyr of Sibcrty. A price is set on his life by the agents of transatlantic pow er. Tho circumstances alone is enough to call out aUtho feelings of an American assembly. "Fellow citizens," continued the old veteran " his lifu is in our power, he has thiown himself upon our protection will you protect him ?" "Wo will ! we will ! Bring him out!" "Gentlemen, ho is too fatigued too sick, to cnnio hcic to-night. But to-morrow night lie shall address you (cheers.) I am nn old man, but at tho hazard of my life will I protect those who tlnow them selves upon my hospitality. If any mean scoundrels, for tho wnko of the reward of 1000 which is offered for him, should undertake to got him, they must first walk over mo. 1 am rather old to fight, but I havo got n good bowioknifo '(here show ed one of very respectable dimenriona, which wns greeted with three chcern.) Now wc must net .villi prurience ana dis- Fe f'liir'h Piigfi.

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