Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 12, 1838, Page 1

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NOT T II V. G L O It Y O F O S A It ; II V T T II H W E L F A KH O F It O M I). BY IF. B. STACY. FRIDAY, JAWMM 12, 1838. Vain ic -V. 1". American. '1'hcro is delicacy, poetry, and Iruo iilTcclion in die follow ing lines : TO S. T. P. BT L1KUT. 0, W. PATTUN, U. S. A II .MY. "Shadows nml clouds arc o'er mc, Thou art not here my bride j Tlio billows d.isli bcfoic me; Which bear mc from my side. On lowering waxes benighted, Dim sets ilie weary day 5 Thou art not licie, my plighted, To smile the stoim away," Where njmiihs of Ocean slumber, I strike the ini-iifiticd tlavn J With wild and mournful number, To charm the wandering wave, Haiti ! to liio wolds of sin row, Along the fading main ! " 'Tis iiijhl but will the morrow Reitorp clml smile again 1" "'Mid cuilsiii'd descending, Thy gentle furin I liarc ; Dimly with shadows blending, I gaze upon thy face ; Thy voice comes o'er mo gladly, Thy hand is on my brow : 1 wake ihe wave roars madly, Beneath the plungii.g prow. "Spied on thou singing billow, O'er ocean speed away ! And bear unto her pillow The bmdt'ii of my liy. Impel Iipi- visions In ightly, Willi Passion' 111111 mined word, Ami I'hl Iter bless him nightly, Him of ihc lute and mvoi J. "Anil her of dirams unclouded, Willi mngiieof lisping tale ; Who.e p)u 1 h'fl soft i-luouilcd, W'citli slnniber's mislx xcil; AVhi'ii mom nl leiiaih lipidoses The unilt! I iimj not si'c, Bear to her chock' of 1 oeci A Falhcr's kits lor me." RELIGION AS NECESSARY MAN AS FOR WOMAN. FOR 11Y IICV. S. GII..MAN. A pernicious opinion seems to be abroad Hint a deep and personal interest in reli gion may do very well for Woman, but is scarcely becoming in Man, It is supposed that, as the intellectual powers of men arc mire strong, and their affections less vivid, than those of the other sex, thej have con. scqiiently less to do xviili leligion. Let us grant; for argument's sake, thai such n difference in the mental powers of tho txvo sexes actually exists. It will not support the inference attempted to be drawn from It. li will not prove that religion is more appropriate to tho weaker than the strong cr side ; but if any thing, it will prove di rectly tho reverse. Religion is that bond of connection which allies us to the Supreme No created being can be above- its Creator None can be absolved from the obligations which it owes him. The l.ifticr and more valuable the powers it receives from its Maker, the deeper and stronger aro the re sponsibilities which bind it to him. Why do wo perceive in brutes no traces of reli gious sensibility? Because their poxvers and faculties nrc of an inferior order. Religion evidently would be incompati ble with their low degree in the scale of being. So, on the other hand, if wo as cend above I ; human condition, and con sider'tf.y '"' clic xvorld, we shall be con vinccd that the higher those beings rise in the scale of creation, and the nearer they approach to the Deity, and the more valu able and exulted their intellectual powers the stronger is the obligation which binds them to their Creator, and consequently Ihe more appropriate is religion to their particular sphere. Thus by supposing a superiority of mental ability in man, you do not release him from his religious liabil ities. You do but increase tho strength of his sacred ties. Iksides, the topics con nectcd with religion are not beneath iho loftiest powers of man. They do indeed impart light, ond consolation, nml lifo 10 the humblest human being. Hut at the same time ihoy furnish occasion for the exercise of the most consumatc ability. What mind can perfectly comprehend the mysteries of crcativo power, tho magni tude of the universe, tho deep and majes lie purposes of Providence, tho workings of ihc thinking and immortal principle with all its relations to the spiritual xvorld the connections and dependencies, which bind together the past, the present and the future the grand and beautiful schemo of morality and theology which pervades the Christian scriptures, coming homo to the heart of every individual, and embracing at tho same lime tho momentous destinies of our aggrcgato race? These things and such as these, arc fitted for the cm "ploymcnt of tho most masculine under standings, Tho contemplation of lliem perpetually developca now truths for tho human soul, and new additions lo tho Crc ator's giory, Anu moy nave, III all ages of tho world, attracted tho devoted alien lion at tne strongest minus that ever adorned the uunais 01 our nice. Let not I man llicti turn from religion as ('nun nit engagement adapted only to weak nml sen sitive spirits, If tie really enjoys the su periority which lie claim, lie will soon perceive that he is the pari y on whom de volve ihe most sacred anil religions ubliga tiott?. It is alleged that the laborious am! active naluro of man's duties is not consistent with religion habits and dispositions. Jlnl what a fallacy i8 this! Laborious and ac tive dttlic3 may he made a pari of his very religion. Besides, the more active his pursuit?) the more docs ha require some high, strong and controlling principle which shall restrain his activity within the bounds of wisdom, and bend it over to tin; law of Gud, Again the presence of the Deity is as pervading in thu open walks of busy life as in iho private retreats of domestic-seclusion. And why not more so? Man avert that his duties call him ubroad Consequently, he is a witness to the mag nificent display of God's power and glory more than he would bo in the confined at mosphere of home. It is said that his plans and schemes are of too general and absoibinga nature to leave liini sufficient lime fur religion. Surely he docs not think religion more compatible with the pcrpct unl round of minute and petty carc3 which 'till to the lot of those on whom he would devolve all the offices of piety. The mure we reflect on this subject, the more clearly shall wo discern thil they who carry tlio great bu-incss of life they who have to manage the public interests of'socioly they, who have lo grapple xvitli the mighty passion and selfishness of men they, in shoit, who seem to be the more immediate vicegerents end instruments of his Provi dence, ought lo bo thoroughly imbued xvitli principles and habits. May not one. cause of tho slow' progress of the best interests of our raco Cansist in this, that the ?nei,who carry them on.liaVe bceti too irreligious, that 1 hey have not acted with sufficient relcrcncs to a higher poxver, that they have not sufficiently humbled themselves beneath the law of GoJ ? Heaven forbid that this portion of our race should ever dxvindlc into superstitious ideots, ot fanatical maniacs, or mean spir ited devotees. These arc but tho extremes or rather, tho abuses of religious principle. Uut I contend, that we can form no iden of a highly improved state of society, nor of the utmost perfection of which mankind is capable, unless we think of men, not women merely, but the ?c;i of this world leeply penetrated xvitli a solemn sense of 1 he presence and the poxvor of a presiding Deity fired xvitli an ambition of a purer and loftier nature than that xvhich now too frequently tears communities into frag ments prninpied by motives superior lo the low and selfish passions which at pre sent degrade Iho annals of active life- Look abroad through the xvorld ! Is there not something wanted to enlighten the consciences of men somclliiii" to act as a restraint upon their lawless passions something to unite them more closely to gether in tho bonds of a common sympa thy; and xvhat can that something be, but a pure, comprehensive, enlightened, man ly religion ? Would not the spirit that pervades the Ncxv Testament accomplish this end ? Is there anv thine- cfleinitiato in the character or precepts of Jesus Christ; Were not tho qualities of the Apostle Paul and the other original preachers of the Gospel, in the highest degree, of 0 manly description ! Men want to know and feel, to feel practically, lo realize, that they have all one common Father that they aro all amenable to one ultimate au. thorily and that they are all to be judg ed before one common tribunal. Then would the moil laboiiaus lifo bu banel'ificd and sweetened, and the toils and struggles offocicty would move forward to the nc. complishmcnt of some glorious and happy ends, for which tho philanthropist and sage now sigh in vain ! But here I may be met by on equally common and equally unfounded objection. It is this ; that men arc expossd lo innu moroble temptations from which t ho other sex is free, and therefore they aro by their very circumstances less fitted for the pure enjoyments and hollowed duties of roliirinn Let us analyse Ihis objection, also, nnd see il dissolve before our eyes into nir. If, as is alleged, men arc exposed to extraordin ary temptations, surely tho account must bo balanced hy t hut superior sUcnMli of character, the commanding intellect, and thai energy of xvill, of which wo havo nl rcady seen they aro apt to mako their boast. With such advantages, ono would suppose they must bo ablo to conquor temptations in tho easiest manner, and enter at onco upon tho higher departments of the religious character. But there is a truor and more striking view of tho caso than Ihis. Granting that their temptations arc of a moro dnngorous and numerous do scription than those uf others then surely they need, in an especial manner, the sup. ports, the restraints, the sanctifying tendem cics of religion' They need some powerful motive to prompt tliem some heavenly influonces to shield, protect and guide them. The Saviour canio to call sinners, not the righteous, lo rcpoutanr.i'. I5ui I go farther and deny Hie very laet on which this object 1011 ts founded, ntul inaiulnin that there tiro ns many nod dniigeroiia obstacles to moral nml rcliiiiou porlecttuu in the qui ot seclusion of domestic life, its on the more public and active stogu of society. In pri vatc mo, there are not the re.-trnitils winch exist in public there-arc not so many oh crving eves there are not so many impo. (dug responsibilities ; there arc nnrc petty perplexing enrcs, to try I no temper ami make insidious inroads on the yielding character. Aed how, under such circum stances, can individuals be more fitted for tho pure enjoyments and hailoweii duties ol rel'gion i On tho whole, nrc there not am pie grounds for tho conclusion that religion is at least equally adapted, and equally ne cessary to cither sex, and that tho st range anonnly which now exista in society or do volving on one party on immense disprnpor lion of sacred dutico and influences, is un natural, unscripttirnl, unfair and unwise ! Is it not worth while for the serious er qui rer and Ihu lover of the host intorcrts of mankind to ascertain why these things are so, to investigate tho proper remedies, to apply those remedies as soon as possible, and to remove all existing obstacles that mav obstruct the desirable result? Ve hear much of the vast importance of maternal influence 111 moulding the youth lul mind. And no doubt many a good itn nression, nav, oven Ilia salvation of many 0 sonvmay be traced under Providence, to tho instruction, and warnings and prayers of an affectionate mother. Hut 1 firmly believe that a father's righteous example is equally necessary to t'aiu up a child 111 tho xx av ho shi'tild "o, Tiio mother can ac complish Inilo. very little in this direction. so lonp; ns all that she chects is thwarted and counteracted by the deportment of one, whom her children arc equally bound to love and revere, and who is daily b-jforu their eyes- I low it must perplex tho open ing and not unobservant minds ol youth, to remark in their parents a difference ofprin. ciplcs, habits and lilo! I he seeds ol piety nnd virtue planted by one hand, aro thus nlmost certain to be uprooted by another Can we wonder that under such circutn s'ance-', so many young persons come for1 ward iu'o life with unsteady, viiciluntin;. principles, with no well grounded faith, it 11 no cmlii ritl o liabi;? of rectitude? There is also, if I may so cliaraPtorize it, something niinmnr.liirur vurv near to meanness, III loading one party with nil (ho urijugcry, in bor anil rc.-ponsiblenesi of moral u.'iu -'(-'l!I ions eiluc'iii in. II a man feels tint its li unworl hy to be the spiritual guide of his children," lot him at once change his mode of life, and become so. He cannot tho a vv in! obii-riil urn which tlio relation he benrs involves, Tlio present and future happiness botli of liiuisoif and his offspring may depend upon the course he pursues. Docs not the piety of the present ago re quire more of the infusion of a manly char, actcr than t noxv possesses? Would not fanaticism and extravagance bo exchanged for more sobriety and moderation, if men would thorn-elves take the lead in ull re quired religious movements? And would there not be more rational, well-regulated zeal in one sex, and more softened, cliail eu ed energy in the other, if both the stronger and weaker hands rhould combine in up holding the ark of God? FROM IRVINGS "ROCKY MOUN TAINS." During a mid. day halt in ono of these beaver valleys, Captain Bonneville left his compuniuiis, and strolled down the course of the stream to reconnoitre. He had not proceeded far, when hn came lo a beaver pond, ond cuught a glimpse of otto of its pains Inking inhabitants busily at work upon the dam. The curiosity uf the ca'pt was aroused to behold the inudo of opera, ting of this (ur-fame.i architect ; he moved forxvard, therefore, with the inmost caution, parting the branches of the water xvilloxvs xvii bout making any noise, until having attained a position commanding a view of the whole pond, he stretched himself flat on the trrotiud and xvalchcd tho solitary workman. In n little xvhile, tlnec others appeared at the head of the dam, bringing sticks nnd bushes. Willi these they pro ceeded directly to the barrier, xvhich Capt. Bonneville perceiveil xvas in necit ot repair Having deposited their loads upon the broken part they dived into tho water, nnu shortly reappeared at the surface. Each now brought n quantity of mud, with which he would plaster the atiuks and bushes just deposited. This kind of ma sonrv xvas continued for some time, repeat cd supplies of wood and mud being brought, and treated in the same manner. This done, the industrious beavers indulged in a little recreation, chasing each other about the pond, dodging and xvhiskitig about on the surface, or diving to the bottom ; und in their frolic, often slapping their tails on the xvalcr with a loud cracking sound. While they were thus amusing themselves. another of the fraternity made his appear ance, and looked gravely 011 their sports for some time, without ottering to join them. Ho then climbed thu bank, close to xviiero the captain xvas conceuled, ond, roaring himself on his Innd-quarlcrs, in 11 sitlitm posture, put his fore-paws against a young pine, and begun to eul the burl; xvitli his teeth. At tunes he would tear olt n small piece, and holding it between his paws, and retaining his sedentury position, would feed Inmsell xvitli it, ultcr the lusliion of a monkev. Tho ohiect of Ihe beaver hoxvever, was evidently to cut uown uie tioo; ond ho xvas proceeding xvitli his work, when ho was alarmed by tho ap proncli of Capt. Bonnevillu's men, xvho, feeling unxlous at tho protracted abscenco of their leader, xvere coming in search uf him. At the sound of their voices, all the beavers busy us well us idle dived at :oncc beneath the surface, and xvcro no more to bo seen. Copt. I'lonneville regret ted this interruption. He had heard much of the fagaci'y of the beaver in cutting down l-ecs, in xvhich it is said they manage to malic I hem fall into thu water, nml in such n position and direc ion ns may bo uiosi luvnraulo lor ronvevauce to the dc- ired point. In the present instance. Ihc I roe was n tall straight pine, andns H grew perpendicularly, and there was nut a breath of air stirring, ihe beaver could have foiled it in nny direction ho pleased , il really capable of exurcising a discretion in the matter. He xvas evidently engaged in 'belting" tho tree, and his first, incision had bon on the side neatest to tho xvalcr. Capiat 1 Bonneville, however, discredits on iho xvh lo, the alleged sagacity of tho beaver in this pirticnlar, nnd thinks the animal has no other aim than to get the tree iloxvn, without nny of Ihc subtle cal culation as to its nindo or direction of full ing. Th'n ntlribulo, ho I hitiks, has been ascribed In tliem from ihc uirciimaltiiiuu tha 1110-t trees growing near water cour ses, cither lean bodily towards the stream or stretch tlmir largeM limbs in that direc tiou, to benefit by tho space, the light and the air to be found there. The beaver, of course, attacks those trees which nrc near est at hand, nnd on tho hanks of stream or ponds. He makes incisions round ihem, or, in technical phrase, belts them with his tcetli, nml when they f .1 1 1 they naturally take the direction in which their trunks or branches preponderate. 1 have oltcn,' says Captain Bonneville, ecu trees, incusurinir eighteen inches in diameter, at the places where thev had been cut through by the braver; but they lay in all directions, and often very inenn veniently fur the after purposes of the animal. In fuel, so little ingenuity do they al limes display in Ihis particular, that at one of our camps on Snake River, a beaver was found xvit h his head wedged into the cut which he had made, the tree having fallen upon him and held him priioner unl il he died.' Great choice, according to the captain, is certainly displayed by the beaver in selecting the wood xvhich is to furnish bark for winter provision. The whole baver household, o'd and young, set out upon this bu.-mess, end will olien make long journeys before thev are suited. Sometimes they cut down trees of the Inrjrcsis'ze, and then cull the branches, the bark of xvhich mn-t to their taste. These they cut into lengi lis of nbrint three feet, convey them to tne xvater, anu ll-iat them to their lou ginjjs, where they arc stored away for the xvinter. They are studious of cleanlino?? and comfort in their lodges, and after their repasts will carry out tin; slicks from xvhich hey have eaten the bark, nnd thro.v them into ho current beyond the hoarier, Thev aro jer.l'iils', too, 0!" their tertitnrjei, and - vi rrinelv 'iaci.., "over imninillll!' n strange beaver to enter their premises, and olien light with such Violence as to tear each other lo pieces. In th spring, which is the brotditi" season, the male leaves the female at home, and sets iifl' on a tour of pleasure, rambling often to n great distance, recreating himself in every clear and quiet expanse uf xvater on ins xvay, anu climbing the banks occasion, ally to feast upon the tender sprouts of the young willow-'. As summer advances, he Hives up his bichelor rambles, nnd betlnni: ing himself of housekeeping duties, returns oino to Ins mate and hisnexv prorrenv, and marshals Ihem all lor the luraging expedi tiou in quest ef winter provisions. SPAIN. U hat a humiliating scene for human vanity, what a check lo national pride held out to in in the present melancholy condition ol bpuiu ! The richest ar.d fail est portion of iviropc onco looming with forty millions of iuhabilants--lhe prize for xvhich the Roman and Gothic, the Saracen ntul ihc Christum xvorld, fo man v ceuluric held blomlv contest ; the mistress of n third of Europe, half of America, and lb whole of the wide ocean, is noxv become so mean and poor n thing, (hit, in a time ol general pence, when men aro gapin Irom political cmitd, n coolest mav Ink place for her crown, and the xvorld give no attention to its dutails ! hvcry ship that conies Irom Iviropc brings an account o changes in Spain; every morning we findf in our nanus accounts of battles, and marches, and counter marches; but tin rcaucr mimes over 1110 details, nor asus hitiHcIf, where is Solona or Cordova? win is Zinnnlacairegiiy who is Rodil ? nay he hardly knows the comparative merits of the claims of Curios or the Queen, if, indeed, Cither has any. Can.vha Vnuv Latest. We copy from n paper just established in llufl'alo, N. V., called the IJufl'i Ionian, the folloxving as Ihe latest iter) of Canadian intelligence : The negro volunteers arc the most loyal of Sir Prancin' troops, and xvill wear well the "pomp and cirrunistanco of glorious xvor." Thnj can ho heard from tho other sido, on guud duty "Who conic dare? Advance and gib tho countersign, you dam rebel, you no passco hero widoiit dat." 'The eounteisigii, xvhal's that," unswers the challenged. "Wy, Wicloria, you dam fool--you must say dat, or you no pass." Phil. Ledger. Endkahmknts. A gallant wog was lately sitting by tho side of his beloved, and being unable to think of anything else to say, .tirneil to her and asked why she xvas liko a tailor. "I don't know," said she, xvitli a pouting lip, "unless ii is because 1 am sitting beside my goose." Herald. A gentleman in a neighboring town pul nnslacked lima into a barrel with va'.or, to cleiiiibo it, bunged up, tho barrel, and commenced shaking it, when it burst, xvitli a powerful explosion, binning his face, most shockingly, ond bruising his headi badly by contact xviili the flying 6laves,l Northampton Gazette. I UPPER CANADA. The following is an extract from Sir Francis Head's Speech at the opening ol Parliament on Ihe SUlh ult. Tranquility had relumed to the land nnrrty passions Ind subsided tho politi cal atmosphere of the province was be eominir licnllliy after iho storm which had jiasscd over it, when, 1 regret to inform you, that the peace of the province was suddenly invaded from a quarter from which Her Majesty's subjects in tins prov ince had certainly never calculated upon 1 rcciving an attack'. I need not on this continent declare that the Americans nrc a people with whom the British empire for many ycais has assiduously cultivated the most friend ly connection. Our government has look ed upon thutn as its all tc? pooplo have intimately connected themse'ves with their commerce our capital lias irrigated their land unlimited credit lias been fra ternally extended to then), with thai tin uspcclinir confidence which in tho civiliz oil world is reposed in men of character ind truth we have rejoiced in their suc cess, and wc have done ull that a gener ous nation could do, to save them from the expense and misery of war. It is true, we were once opponents, but the hatchet of war lias long been buried, and must own 1 had honed that the spirits of our mutual ancestors were sacredly guard- in": its tomb ! ! Such arc the feelings of the British pco Die towards the Americans, and yet I re grot to inform you, that in a moment of profound peace and of professed friendship a considerable number of Americans, re gardless of the crimes committed, as well as of the degraded character of the man, have sympathized with the principal rebel who has lately absconded as a criminal from our land. I regret to inform vou, that American citizens ol influence and great wealth have come forxvard to coerce the brave and independent people of Up per Canada, to change laws and institu tions which they have lately, by open and umost universal sttfirage, publicly declar ed that they prefer, I he American Press has, to mv aston ishment, in many instances advocated this flagrant act of injustice, and such lias been the popular excitement, that not only has a body of Americano,, headed j by American leaders, within a few days, taken possession of Navy Island, (which belongs to the .British Empire) but a proclamation has just been issued from tins spot declaring that the standard of liberty is planted in Canada that a Pro-' visional Government is established there -that a reward of five hundred pounds is 1 offered for my apprehension that three hundred acres of Iter Majesty's lands will be freely bestowed by this Provisional Government upon anv volunteer who shall personally assist, in invading our Irecdom ; and it is added that "ten mill ions of these lands, "fair and fertile will speedily be at their disposal, "with the oilier vast resources of a country "more extensive and rich 'in natural treasures than "the United, Kingdom, of old France."' I am informed that Americans from various quarters aro hastening from the interior to join this standard of avowed plunder and revolt that cannon and arms arc publicly proceeding there, and under thc:-e circumstances, it becomes my pain ful duty to inform you that without hav ing offered to the United States the smal lest provcatton withe tit having enterlani ed the slightest previous doubt of the sincerity of American alliance, tho in habitants of this Province may in a few days be called upon by mc to defend their lives, their properties and their liberties, from an attack by Amciican citizens, which with no desire to offend 1 must pronounce to bo unparalleled in the his'o ry of the world. Upon the courago and resolution of the Canadian people, I place tho firmest reli ance ; and if this unwarrantable invasion should prne. nnerd, I l.-noxv I ahull not in x.iiu .cry British subject coolly to per - require every form that duty to Ins country which his own pride, spirit and fcolinas, will spon- licsohrd, That as friends of a Dcmo tancously suggest. cratic Republican form of Government, Tho intcrfeienco of foreigners in tho and oponents to inonarcliial Governments domestic policy of a free countiy, is an j of every description, wo cannot refrain agi'tcssion which no nation of character 1 from ofl'erinir our nablic nmvfirs. ami . can never submit to endure, (especially where a band of people, violating llioir own laws, our laws, as wen as wic s'.icrcti obligations ol national amity, intrude themselves upon pcaceablo inhabitants, lawlessly to advocate by force of arms tho practical blessings and advantages of Re publican institutions, which, by their own showing, have at least ended with tliem in anarchy and plunder) and as every conn try is a natural fortress to its inhabitants as every village is a strong military posi- tion and as every bridge anil ravine can bo advantageously defended I must own, U.S. as a government should hold a neutral that deeply as I should lament a conflict position, yet we bcliovo that jt is not Jn of this nature, I entertain no feeling of j consistent with our duties to our own anxiety for tho icsult. The peaceful in government, to aid by donations or habitants of Uppor Canada will not bo , otherwise, tho friends of lihorty in every left lo defend their country alono, for thoy part of tho world, in sustainiiiL' nrincinles belong to nn empire which docs .not sullcr its subjects to bo injured with impunity; and if u national war, which it rests with the American government to nvoit, should bo the unhantiv cori-amicnsc of an intole rant invasion of our freedom, the civilized world, while il sympathises with otirjuit caunc, will view with fellings of astonish ment and abliorcticc this attempt of a body of American citizens treacherously to at tack and plunder, in a moment of ptofound peace, their oldest their most intimate and their mo3t natural ally, A few days will, I trust, demonstrate that the American government wants nei ther ihc will nor the power lo control its people, If otherwise, the defensivo course which tho inhabitants of Upper Canada must bo called upon to adopt, is plain and clear. In the mean while, however, it is but justice to the American nation to allow them, notwithstanding our territory has been already invaded by their citizen?, the opportunity of nobly vindicating, as 1 firmly believe they will, the integrity of their government and institutions, and I invc to inform vou that with this peaceful object in view, I have communicated with the Governor of Ihe slate of New York, with whom I have hitherto been on tho most friendly terms, as also with her Ma jesty s Minister at Washington ; and awaiting their replies, I have reinforced the gallant Militia of the frontier, by a strong corps of observation, and havo made arrangements for a general call up on the militia, in case their services should unfortunately be required. GREAT MEETING OF THE FREEMEN OF LAMOILLE COUNTY at JOHNSON", -Itii 1633. Pursuant to previous notice, a largo number of citizens from the several Towns in Lamoille County, assembled at the con gregational Meeting House in Johnson, to take into consideration the recent at tempts of the Patriots in Upper & Lower Canada to throw off the yoke of foreign oppression and despotism, and to express their views and sentiments concerning thejjsaine. The meeting was called to order, and the object thereof briefly stated by the lion. David P. Noyes. On motion Hon Joseph Waterman wat chosen President pro. tern, and L. P. Poland hsq. Secretary pro. tern. Salmon Wires Esq. introduced the fol lowing resolution which was adopted. Resolved. That a committee of five b appointed by ihc Chair to nominate offi cers for this niceling. Whereupon Salmon Wires, Esq. Joseph Sears, Eq. S. II. Brown, Esq. John B, Donncr, Esq. and Col. A. Itaymond, was appointed. I he following gentlemen were nomin ated by the Committee and unanimously appointed. Hon. David P, Novesofi Morristown, Hon, Nathan Smilic of President. Cambridge f lion. Daniel Dodge of Johnson. ) vice Martin Whcclock Esq.") Presidents. of Eden. j Col. A. Raymond of f Stow. J L. P. Poland, Esq. of- Morristown. 5 -, , . Gt 15a, her Esq. of f taues. Cambridge. J L. li. Vilas, Esq. introduced the fol lowing resolution, which was ndopted. Resolved. That a committee of nine be appointed to draft resolutions expres sive of the sentiments of the meeting. The following gentlemen were appoint ed said committee. L. IJ. Vilas, Esq. Capt. S. Hoyt, Solo in on Wires, Esq. Joseph Sears, Esq. Hon. Joseph Waterman, Martin Wires, Esq. S. II. Brown Esq. Moss Morse Jr. Esq. A. E. Carlton Jr. Esq. The addrc-s of the Sons of Liberty, wn then read by S. P. Poland Esq. one of the Secretaries of the meeting. Adjourned till half past 2 P. M. ArriJUNooN. L. B. Vilas Esn.. from t (he Committee on resolutions, reported ; the following, which were severally and , unanimously adontcd. j pressing our tvinpalhies, in behalf of tho ' Canadian Patriots, who, wo believe, aro endeavoring to establish tho one, overthrow the tvranical nowcr of the other. Jicsolval, That ns friends of freedom, and unalienable rights of man, we can never bo indifferent spectators in any .struggles for the establishment and main tainanco of those rights and civil immu nities which justly belong to tho wholo human race. Resolved Thal.tilthough wo hold thattlio founded on tho basis oi eternal truth and justice. 1 Jiesohcd. That wo consider the efforts ttc fouiitu page. and

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