Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 26, 1838, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 26, 1838 Page 1
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immiMnmm inijjajini n 11 1 n BY If. B. STACY. MAN NOT TUB LORD OP THE CREATION. It would scnrn to bo a canon of Hip. knock of writing now so much in vogue, tliot every 'light' nrticlc should commence with a paradox an Desertion involving n contradiction. I should bo norry to l.iso tny small chance of popularity by too stern n contempt for such n cixtnni, nnd I will thcroforc boldly conform to the fashionable absurdity, by nt oico aesorting that the Ladies arc the Lords of the Creation. This of course I mean to prove, even though it involves a contradiction of the convictions of age. In an era ol rcvoln tions' n few more or less are a trille at least in the imagination of a youthful philosopher. From the lime when I've lost bor equal ily by leading Adam into that sin which cost us I'nradise, woman has been strug gling to regain her natural position in the creation. She has passed from a condition of positive slavery through all the inter mediate stages up to her present high advancement. And she is si ill progressing. Whether or not the act of the first woman forfeited the right of her female descend nnts to an equality of advantages 03 well as of punishment is a question on which the world is divit'ed, the majority, if we consult the population tables, being deci dedly on the Ride of the softer sex. By the way, ami par parentheses, docs not the fact of the decided preponderance of female over male births furnish a strong argument in favor of polygamy, and not marrying widows? If it d es, then arc the Turks n much abused nation, and the cxislcnco of old maids is a social anomaly, caused by our neglect of a palpable hint of nature to niultipiy the blessings of connubialily, These arc very shocking conclusions, no doubt, but truth is truth at least it always has been so until within these very few years. Clear it is, however, that woman passed through all the stages of subjection until she arrived at a hind of f urreptitious free dom, dependant sometimes on tho capri cious likinrs and sometimes on the fears of her companion, accordingly as 1m might happen to bo ferocious or foolish. And it is also n curious fact that, until within a late p riod, when the rights and virtues of tho sex first came to bo really comprehend ed, she lias owed her influence (when il existed) to arts and blandishments very similar to those which led to her first slavery anil our ruin ; for she has been, in most instances, content to exert tho power of her charms when she ought to have known and shown the charms of her mind. The present age, however, if distinguished for nothing else, would bo distinguished for having first seen the true rights of women, and for having admitted them to a well founded and legitimate authority in society. Now it seems to mo that in society, as in politics, the inevitable consequence of tyranny is revolution; and that in propor tion to iho hitherto forced degradation of woman will bo their future elevation. By having too rigorously denied them a;.y rights, we shall have piqued them on as sorting a7 their rights; and assuredly, if they once proceed to those lengths, wo shall at once sink disgracefully in the com parison, To such an extreme does my enthusiasm carry me, that though I would not, nature having mado me a man, monk ify myself, as do tho dandies of tho day, by engrafting on Iho coarseness of the stock tho manners, and as nearly as can bo thc dress, of the other sex, yet 1 have even gone the length of wishing myself born n woman. But alap, that cannot bo ; nature has designed me as an inferior animal, and a man I must remain. To come back to the point, however, I repeat that I fro! satisfied that not only will woman show herself the equal of man, but also his superior. In personal charms there can bo no comparison, savo to the disparagement of man. Even under the disadvantage of sedentary habils, look at the difference between o milliner and a tailor ! Tho former is assuredly moro often nine women in ono than is tho other even tho ninth of a man. Then, too, in cooking. You may talk of your men cooks 1 deny their superiority. They may bo good cooks for epicures j but lot a woman cook for a man. Wo don't want ecicncc, wo want heart. Thero is a plump ness, a jucinees, a natural Eavourino6B about n woman's cooking that tho other may despise, but ho cannot equal it. Did an old Indy ever fall in lovo with her man cook, for his cooking, I ehould liko to know? How many old gentlemen havo married their cooks, I ehould also liko to n o T sco calculated, and that solely because the dear creatures showed such a knowledge of human affections in their cooking, that the old fellows could not resist tho inspira tion. This settles that question. Who ever hires a man nurse ? or n man nursery maid ? Man-milliners nro universally do spiscd, so clumsy do they look in their attempt to equal the natural; nnd though o.ic ha? heard of man-slaymnkors, a mod est imagination refuses to dwoll on the idea. In learning, wo havo had women who could put even a German commjntator to the blush. Indeed we have heard that Mrs. Trnllopc is preparing for publication 'the Domestic Manners of tho Ancient Egyptians,' and that Miss Martincau is about to undertake a journey northward, to prove tho immemorial existence of n preventive system among the Esquimaux Indians. Wo have had sculptors, too, whoso genius ha3 only been restrained by the natural modesty of iho sex; and the sciences boast a fair expositor of their mysteries, whoso work bids fair to bo a standard in tho language. In poetry, what man would not give half his days to equal I ho line fervor of Mrs. Ilomans or the lyrical delicacy of L. G. L. ? In the literature of fiction women are, I do not hesitate to sny, far beyond the men. All the finer attributes arc theirs. How can a man portray a woman's heart, which he never designs to study ? How well can a woman paint those feelings which arc ncr daily object of contemplation ? What wit of man has ever equalled tho wit of wo man ? Can a man's detestation of tho viciousness of ambition be so utterly heart, sea'cd as that of woman, whoso whole nature is a rebuke of this debasing tenden cy of man ? To say no more than tho names of Mrs. Gore, Lady Mlessington, Mrs. Hall, Miss Pardne, Miss Mitford, Mrs. Shelley, Mrs. Austin, Lady Charlotte Bury, a few of the brilliants who adorn the star-studded heaven of our literature, I do not hesitate to afiirm that Miss Landon, by her 'Ethel Churchill,' has placed herself beyond all comparison at the head of the novelists of tho afleclions. You riso from the perusal of it with a sense of tho im possibility of man's naturo conceiving such a picture of tho delicacy of the female mind. Then what is left to man ? His grand accomplishments of riding and driving will vanish before the omni-irrigaiivo tenden cies of railroads. Soldiering certainly he can adhere to, and much joy may ho have of his superiority there; though I am even loth lo leave him even that corner, tor a stuffed sack would do as well to be cannon aded at. It is true lie can turn apothecary or surgeon. It would be unfair in the women to monopolize tho disgusting as well as tho elevating employments. Be sides, tailoring is left to him, though, in a laic 'strike,' it was found that the women could supersede him there also. Footmen will always be in request; and there ore many olhcr respectable employments by which ho may gain an honest livelihood. But all will depend on his good behaviour. A little more humility uf spirit would not ben bid thing to begin with. London paper. DOMESTIC MANAGEMENT. Tho following art clu is from the pen of Mrs. Conant.thn now Editor of tho Moth er's Monthly Journal, and is copied from the first Number of the present Volume of that valuable work. CiM. Mother, I want a piece of cake. Mother. I liav'nt got any it's all gnno. C. I know I here's some up in the cup board ; I saw it when you opened the door. J.Well, you don't need any now : cake hurls children. C. No, it don't ; (whining.) I do want a piece; mother, mayn't I have a piece? M. Be still, I cant gel up now, I'm bu sy. C. (crying aloud.) I want o piece of coke. I want a piece of cake- JIT. Bo still, I say, I shan't give you a bit if you don't leave ofl' crying. C. (Still crying ) I wnnt a pjocc 0f cake, I want n piece of cake. JT, (Rising hastily and reaching a piece.) Micro, take that, and hold your tonguo ! Eat it up quck, I hear Bun coming. Now don'i tclj 1 1 tin you've had any. lien enters C. I'vo had a picco of cake ; you can't havo any. lien. Yes, I will; mother, givo mo n picco. M There, lako it ; it seems as if I nev er could keep a bit or anv thing in the house. You see, Sir, (o'fic child) ir you get any thing next time ! Another room. C. I've had a picco or cake! 1 Young Sister. Oh, I want some loo. C. Well, you bawl, and mothcr'll givo you a picco ; I did. Let us sco how many errors were com mitted by tho mothor during this short conversation. In Iho first place she tells a t ir t: o l o u v o r c saii; FRIDAY, .TAN downright lie. and iho child detects her in it; 'I hav'nt any cake ' 'llni have, 1 Faw it in the cupboard.' .Secondly, fche gives n false ranson, 'cuke hurts children,' lor not gratifying the child's wishes al least her next reply would lead him to suppose so. Thirdly. fIio encotnagus thn child in crying lor what ho desires, by offering, an a reward for leaving off, the gratification which ho could nut obtnin by continued good humor. Fourthly, she breaks her promise and rewards tho child for diso beying her- Fifthly, elm fosters a spirit ol'selfi-h greediness, the lowest and most debasing of all passions; 'cat il quick, nnd don't tell Bun.' Sixthly, shu utters a threat which she has no" intention of ac ting upon; 'See if I give you any next lime.' We must mention, also, the spirit by which her conduct through tho whole is marked, and which makes tho child foul that she has at last yielded to his wishes, not becnuscho loves him, but in order to savo herself the vexation of being toazed any longer, Tho practical commentary which he mokes in his ndvico to his sister shows that ho fully understands the springs of her domestic machinery, Yet this is probably n mother who loves her offspring, who is toiling early and late for their comfort and respectability, but who will perhaps have to complain that her old age is cinbiitcrrcd by the neglect and unkinilness of her children. They are not wholly in tho fault. A mother may sacri fice her health, nnd life itself, for her fami ly, and yet not make them happy, and if she does not make them happy, they will not love her. A child cannot comprehend the value of that affection which keeps his mother busy from morning till night, when her industry is continually crossing the track of his enjoyment ; when it is mado an apology for petulance, injustice, and neglect of those little things which make tin the happiness of childhood Nothing but a constant, hourly flow of kindness, prompt in gratifying, genllo in refusing a kind ness which knows no ebb, unruffled by pas. sion, unpolluted by selfishnesscan gain the entire confidence and affection of a child. I ought also to add. that a mother who has made herself an object of contempt to her children cannot justly claim their deference and respect ; and such she surely will be, if, in her management of them, she stoops to tho meanness of deceit and talse hood. The pure, ennobling sentiment of filial piety, can spring up only in an atmos phere of truth ant love. In ils nature it is nkin to that which is exercised towards the beneficent Fatherof all, and requires for its full expansion the same influences of recti, tude and goodness. '''This conversation was actually over- hoard pacing between two children, by a lady of my acquaintance. T II E DARK SI 1) E. The disposition lo view the dark side of the most beautiful objects around us, in stead of contemplating the unnumbered beauties with which wo are surrounded the disposition to anticipate evil at the very season when the greatest blessings arc poured out upon us, arc exhibited hi tho experience ol every day. We were very strikingly reminded of this disposition of human nature tlio present week, when the year opened upon us in all the mild radiance of the creation. i3 is such wether as we usually have before earth quakes," utters one of Ihu pests of social happiness. The words of the prognosti cator aro whispered around tho young, who never heard of an earthquake, gen erally believe it and their enjoyment of tho pleasantest days of the year, is turned into forebodings more dismal than the chill northern blast or the most pitilo-s storm can produce. In the Widow's Offering is the following paragraph: "Butter days are liko Hebrew verbs they have no present tense; ihey aro of the past or future only, "All that's bright must fade," says Tom Moore. Very likely; and so miist oil that's not bright. To hear some people tnlk, you would "im agine that there was no mouth in iho year except November, and that tho leaves had nothing else lo do than fall of tho trees. And, to refer again lo Moor's song of "Stars that ehiiio ami fall,'' one miglit suppose I hot, by this time, all thu stars" in heaven had been blown out, like so many farthing candles in a show booth at the Dartlemy fair; and as for flowers and leaves if they go away, it is only to make room for new ones. Thero are as many stnrs in the heaven ns ever there were in the mem ory of man, and as many flowers on earth, too," Look on the bright side, and tho world has. charms and every day presnts cause for renewed gratitude to providence. Thoso who wish to borrow troublo will always find an abundant supply at hand to chill the best feelings of our naturo those who take it as it comes, however paradox ical it may appear, receive no moro than what will eventually add to their happiness. A V,w,iMnr.K Skntimi;nt. "If thero is any sentiment of most value, for the comfort, tho character, tho virtuous socia bility of the young ono that will shed the greatest charm over society, nnd make it tho most pure it is that which inculcates peteel delicacy and purity in tho inter, course of tlio sexes, Viituo of any kind never blooms when this is not cherished. Modesty and purity once gone, every flow, or that would diffuse its fragrauco over life, withors and dies with il. Thero is no ono sin that withers and blights every vir tue none that bo enfeebles ami prostrates every ennobling feeling of tho suul, as to indulge in a lifu of impurity. Now should purity dwoll in the heart; broatho from tho lips ; kindlo in tho cyo ; livu in tho imagination ; und dwell in tho intorcourso of all tho young '."Darnes's JYolcs. ij 1' t t ii k w 12 1, r a 11 k o U A SAY 26, I83S. I'niiii the Clini Install Courier. OCIJOLA AT THIS TIIUATItlJ. 11V JAMKS II, ItANSO.M. The cliam.G ieis ecni fin ill n i..liug light, A mUplciiilil laniM und p.i iniin ,umn in mind, I III! MTIlI'M W;H flljict I), 1111,1 h l.mked hliollt, While nut urn varum seal could ihcic bo found. Indeed a pihice of high pielrnsimis miglit Jam i(!Kil i Im fcciio without ii sing lufi own I' in- beauty r.n-liion, learning, nil cmnhinrd lo form a iioaiI, gcnleel, polilc, refined. Then OcKti.A willi liij w.iniois name Asleiu, niieuiliiig, sioio baud iboy were U'liinc iiiniM, in limb, will Inn? bo known to f.ime I-in- deeds if ulor, mid for loof war. Willi rin.., tiinkels, neckl.ircs and bmuN, Ile.uN dueled wild fl-.iilicra, ring upon ilmir hand A giutip sowild, grntPMiio, and jol so sage, Have ery loldoin liokcd upon llie singe," I m.iikrd lie heavy thought upon iU brow, Which rang liko mist mound i lie lunuiilaiii ton. And'aut His iisiium mum ami cue lew urow. An llwugli lie saw iho play and heard it not, An I llieu bis lip would liieallie sonic sccictvow, Tn Mnko for injuries no'er lobe forgot. And peril all, lliuugh life slioulJ be ibu coit, To save bis native home nnd country, lost. Tlio lovely glow nf Juliana's face, Her smiles nnd bludies, ami i lie tears flic abed, Her splendid altitude, nnd nuivu grarc, Were, to Im war. Ml fancy, Flnle mi l dead. Ve., there bo sal, subiked, but slillcnriged, Like Iho fierce liger when he's caught nnd ca"cd, Will lie composed jet, uhen ou passbiin by, ' You'll eco a Unking riovil in his eye," flic sofiejt Mining of uviaie fell unheard, Ami every Found fceiuod lost upon his oar While song that spokaof loo in every word, Nornnido him sigh' no- Finile, nor drop n tear ; Kor his wild thoughts, liko some iiufeileied bird, Flow swift as liglilnin,' to thai home loo dear, Vlu;ic his undaunted .icnrt siill longed to go, I'o r,iie ihe savage ill, mid liht the foe. CiiAHi.i:sro.v, Jin. 7, ISoS. SCI3NES AT T'lK Til BATHE NOT CIUTICAL. On Saturday n.glit last, wo were present a3 wo have hinieJ iho grand play of Hamlet. Tie Theatre was crowded from the gcntlsman's parquet to the cloud capped jailer. Along the front boxes how much beauty Allied, wo cannot tell. Wc can count ihc stars on a cool and tran quil night, but who can count bright eyes and flashing cheeks in such a galaxy" as was there and then congregated? From the front sca.'s to tho partition from one end to the other of the semicircle, wc gazed and acknowledged that our own denr country women could not be surpassed for beauti and animation, go where you will to nnd their superiors. It was a rare &l galloni si;:ht for a poor unblessed citizen of Waidiingtou, so infrequent are our plays attended by the beauty of Ihc place and its Ilerr Clino or Jim Crow, have drawn houses nearly equal lo the one on this night, but then they were not so beautiful; for on this occasion Ihey camu beaming with intelligence lo witne-s that chcl'd" couvru f the Stage Hamlet the Dane. Wei, the curtain was rolled up the scene sl.ilted the mu-ic played and gen eral qu ct and attention reigned through out thu House. Vandenhoff walked the board tie weeping lover the chivalrous friend tho desperate flatterer tho fear ful man and poured his cadences into every eir. The Ghost, ghastly and grim, from the tomb came up, and glided through tho woods, and passed the battlements wnli a noiseless step, his steal helmet glittering in the iroon. Orpholia, with her maiden feor, trembled before tho gazo; and tho guilty twain who wore the crown, shuddered in all tlo agony or an assumed remorse. Every t iing was guing olf well iho audi ence wn delighted and rounds of ap plause prcoled the successful points made by the performers when, suddenly, like a mtimur in a ship at sea, like tho wail of a sinking crew, there arose a low but univer. bal whu-ocr of alarm il grew into a tliout from tha; dense nnd beautiful crowd nnd then were heard separate and individual shrieks. Amid the din and the confusion, topmost over every voice, thero came tho sitilo ard awful cry of fire! What a scene! Wo turned our eyes towards the body of the Theatre we look, cd at the fleeing hundreds it the tipper boxes mid bhruul: away within our-sclr, least suno wre'eh might tumble upon our heat! I'nm the trembling- and waving con course njiivo. Tho boxes wore crncklin" beneath the hurrying of feet. And we, scared lull' to death, leapt tho barrier of llie orehesin, and stood in that wild and utidi. gested tuigEily upon the boards, "The first appearance on ony stage," liy a young gentleman of Washington. We made uu bow, but stood aghast with several friends, ignorant of our wny among the labyrinth of scenery, Sic. of tho Stage. Wo saw the curtain move (it was at tho end of tho third act) and In! palo as death came forth Mr. Manugor Ward, not with a fire bucket in linn J, but clothed in thu horrible habili. merits pf the grave as ho waj tho Ghost of lit inlet's Father. His eyes beamed with fire, and he called aloud, not in tho langungo of tho uluy, but in '.ho language of an aarined Manager ; "Ho! ho! what's the matter ."' "Tho ghost's gibbering in tlio streets of Rome." Actors upon actors tho incestuous Q,uecn the usurper of lb? crown sweet Laertes lender Orphcs lia, with olhor nondescripts in tneir night caps and night , all gathered in a quaking group at the opposite end of the Stage, and cried in terrific concert, ' What'd tho mattor ?" A pretty question to ask, when a Theatre was on firo ! Tho doings of alarm were going on, when Ham let, unbonncted and uuhosed, rushed upon Iho Stage, and in a calm and dignified man. ncr, a.-surcd the audience that there was no cause for alarm. As tho Washington Slngo con support hut two Stars at once, wo prudentially and morieMly mado our descent and tool; to the Critical IMt, leaving Mr. Vandenhoff undisputed nnd uuoiivious sway of tho Ros trum. Ho recalled Iho Musicians, who at tho first breath of danger, had flown, in struments under arms, to a place of sheltor, and with a presence of mind and tact truly r it o ,m ij. lingular, ordered Hiimii to htnke up Wash inuin s rtinrrli. That brought, hark the .'lmcrican audience to the Jtftliunnl Then, tro. And oh! what a joyous clapping of hands and rati ling of cams ensued ! Afain wo must iniroiluco nursolf. Thoro "was Vnntlcnhnff, dressul "A la Hamlet," with n cool and ordinary brow, strutting up and down by the foul lights, ruiniiiL' his chance for tho balance of Iho play. Wo called to him Sum. voce--"Gom lor tnorcy'ssake, you ate breaking the charm!" And so he did break the spoil. The people had scon behind the ficticious garb had heard thn voice of Mr. Vandenhoff, gentleman; nnd the artificial tones or Mr. Vandenhoff, IJanilct, grated harshly and unnatural on the sense. However, thu tumult subsided --tho good people took their s. atsthe ladies looked pale, hot morn intorcsliu"--and every tbiiiL' went on "as merry a"s a marriage ball." It is only necessary to say, that the alarm ofliro arose from a segar lint was thrown into a bundle of shavings in a Move. A little smoke ensued, nnd a lerriblo uproar. Washington City jVutioc American. IIi.ntb to Wiim-.iis i-jii Nf.wsi'Ai-Eii-!. Write plain ; not merely so plain (hat the editor can "make it out." but so write that the compositor cannot fail to read every syllable. Tako care of your orthography. PuncluuU correctly, anil do not leave half ol task for tlio wearv editor. Mako some distinction between 'little u and little . Dot i. Cross nvnru . Wlmm ; t,,.l f nro in tlio same word do not cross them num. vv iicu you cross l, do not so place the mark ns to leave it doubtful whether you intend it for the , or to omphnsize the word immediately above. If you are not quite satisfied with your article re-write it jYtvcr offer a sentence for publication which you arc not willing to meet at the judgement. -A". Y. Evangelist. Remoii-k at NEr.r.ucTBD Srunics "If it thuuhl ever fall to the lot of youth to peruse these pages," says Sir Walter Scott, in his auto. biography, "let such a reader remember I hut it is willi the deepest regret that I recollect in my manhood tho opportunities oflearning which I neglected in my youth; that through every "part of my literary career I have loll pinched nnd hampered by my own ignorance ; and that I would at this moment givo half the rep ulation I havn had the good fortune to acquire, if, by doing so, I could rest the remaining part upon a sound foundation of learning and science. Supkiistition. Johnson, it is said, was superstitious ; but who shall exactly ascor tain to US what Kimnrstitinn ic ' 'I'lm r, m.inifit is charged with il by the Church of England-man : thu Churchman by the Presbyterian: thu Presbyterian by the lu dependant; all by Iho Deit ; and tho Deist by the Atheist. With some it is supersti tion to pray, with others, to receive the sacrament; with others, to believe in a God. In some minds ils springs from the most amiable disposition in tho world; a "pious awe that feared lo have offended;" a wish rather to do too much than too little. Such a disposition ono loves, and wishes always to find in a friend; and it cannot be disagreeable in the sight of Hun who mado us. It argues a sensibility of heart, a tenderness of conscience, and tho fear of God. Let him who finds it not in him self, beware, lest in flying from supersti. tion. lie fa 1 into irrcligion and profaueness. Bishop Home. Two ao.wnst two A gentleman of the name of Man, residing nenr a private madhouse, met one of its poor inhabitants who had broken from his keeper. The maniac suddenly slopped, and, resting tinon a large stick, exclaimed, "Who are v'ou. sir?" The gentleman was rather nlaniied. but thinking to divert his attenli'in by a pun, replied, "I am a double man; I am Man by name, and man by nature." "Are you so?" rejoined the other; "why, I am a man bciidc myself, so we two will fight you two." Ho then knocked poor Man, down and ran away. Foil A kit oi: Dkspomjkxcv. Look on the good things which God has given you in this world, nnd at tho-o which ho has promised to his followers in tho next. lie who goes into his garden toluol: lor cob webs and spiders, no doubt will find them; whilo he who looks for a flower, may re turn into his house with ono blooming in his bosom, Satsbury, fing, Her. A long nose. Napoleon Used lo sny. 'Strange as it may appear, when I wain nuy good head work done, I choose n man, providing Ins education has been suitable, with a long nose. His breathing is bold and free, and his drain, os well as his lungs and heart, cool and clear. In my obser vation of men, I havo almost invariably found a long noso and a long head to go together Wit, "Tho 'Young Wife' is tllO llllt of (III illlrnplil.n lilllr, imlumn just iiinnnl'uclurcdbvDr Alcott, of IJoston. nr. n : -i.i "-. . ... . . i in nor ii'jignuor oi uie i rnuscript see to it that Iho Doctor sends us a copy?" Mr. 'llwill of the Northampton Courier. "Certainly. Wo will tell tho Doctor you want a 'Youus Wire,' and must have one. If ho will not scud you one. vou shall have otirs."--.,V' Waller of the Transcript. "How the dunce do tho donkeys live hero?" said a man to his friend in South Amorica, "I 6oo no grass?" "Why," said his friend, "wu put green spectacles n them, und feed them with lino shav ings !'' Florida War- Tho aggregate force under tho command of Gen Jessup, in Florida, amount to 0,903 men. consisting of 4,037 regulars, 4.07U volunteer.', 100 seamen, and 170 Indians. VOL. Xf-Xo. 553 DOMESTIC MATTHUS. A Siov. The Wheeling Tunes so) a, tint 'here am now seventeen Whig Gov ernors in the United States, and but iiitm Van IJiiri'iiitcs. Four of iho Stales having Van Huron Governors, havo given Whig MniorilinH nl Iho Inxt olpnlimw Atirnml thero are only lour Slates conceded lo tho Administration, vizi Now Hampshire, Missouri. Mii'hirrnn nnd A f tin n.-.n j. Our next elcciinns however will show, that wo are not willinir to bo ranked with vuch a junto, Mr Adams .not an Aiiomtiomst. Tho following is from tho Alexandria Gazette : 'A mistake prevails as to tho opinions of Mr John Quincy Adam, which originates from his own indiicrcot courno. but wbinb. Juatluu Oi-uiuiiU.-, cliwutil bo 1 act if! j. !. IIe is 110 an abolitionist. Nay, ho i3 decidedly opposed lo any inlerforenco with the do mestic concorm of this District; and if a committee could be raised, of winch ho were chairman, lo whom the Abolition pc- titions should bo referred, I venture lo say his report would bo ono of tho most able and unanswerable papers ngainst I ho jus. lice, the policy and the expediency uf tho measure, ever read. I3ut this singular man is consistent in hia inconsistency. Ho lias fancied that tho right of petition has been disregarded, and he has undertaken to be Iho champion of that right. He glories in his cause, and all his prejudices and feelings being enlist ed, ho goes to all lengths, and stops at no obitaclcs ' Mr Adams says they may talk as much as they please about 'personal responsibili ty' for words spoken in debate ; butic shall acknowledge no responsibility except to lib constituents. No menaces or threats will prevent him from uttering such sentiments as he pleases on the floor of tho House. Texas. Mr I'reston's measure, 'on high constitutional grounds,' in which all parties may unite, for the ane.vation of Texas, is embodied in the following pream ble and resolutions : Whei 'cat, the just and true boundaries of the U. States, under t he treaty of Louisana. extended on thu southwest to ihe Rio Grande del Norte, which river continued to be the true boundary line un til the territory west of the sabinc was surrendered to Spain by tho treaty of 1019 ; and whereas, such surrender of a portion of the United States is of evil precedence and of quest iunablo constitu tionality. Whereas, many weighty considerations of policy mako it expedient to rc-csu'llish the said true boundary,, and to annex to Iho United Stales tho territory occupied by the Slate of Texas, with the consent of the said State. J5e it therefore. Resolved, That with the consent of I ho said Statu, previously had, and whenever it can be cfftjctcd consistently with tho public faith and treaty stipulations of tho h desirable and expedi ent to re-annex said territory to iho U. Stales. Something of this sort wo suposed it would bo. The 'high constitutional ground.-,' are that a surrender of teritory 'is of evil precedence, 'and, of questionable consti tutionality.' lint such a surrender re mains to bo proved, and even after proof it seems to us that the incorporation of an indt'pcndnnt State with our confederacy is also of extremely 'questionable consti tutionalily.' Wo miglit tako in the whole world on tho same principle, proving our right to Ihe 'territory' as descendants of Adam. The Now York Sun suggests tho following resolutions parallel to Mr Pres ton's, as proper to propose in llie English Parliament. Whereat, the just und true boundaries of tho UritHh empire embraced tho territory of the U. Stales till that territory was re linquishcd by tho troaiy uf 1703; ond whereas, such surrender of a portion of the territory of the Rritish empiro is of evil precedent and of questionable consli tutioiiulity. Whereas, many weighty considerations of policy as for instance the prevention of the spread of republican principles n mong our loyal inhabitants of Canada make it expedient lo re establish the said true boundary, and lo annex to the British empire the territory occupied by iho U. States, with tho consent of said Stales; bo it therefore. t Jlvsolvcd, That with the consent of said Slates, previously had, ond whenever u can bo iffocled consistently with tho pub lic faith ami treaty stipulations of Great II itain, it is desirablo and expedient to re-annex said territory to tho empiro. Mr Preston's resolutions have been withdrawn for tho present, to bo brought forward by him on the first Monday in February. In the mean time, the discus sion of the Canada frontier qustiuu will introduce Texas incidentally, and show Iho neutrality of our Government in rela tion to Mexico in such a light ns to assist members in making up their judgment. as to how an annexation of Texas to tho U. States will look to tho world, It will seem a province conquered from tho Mexicans, inact, by thu U. Slates annexed to tho United Slates, by its Guvoruinent, by way of official approval. It is not necessary to touch tho slavo question in discussing' tho matter at all : the high moral question is enough. Shall wu us n nation be tho re ceivers of utolcti jouds?

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