Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 2, 1838, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 2, 1838 Page 2
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FRIDAY MORNING, FEURUARY, 2. Gen Wooi,, is ot St. Albans, waiting further lust ruct inna from Washington. The people on the frontier propose tint if he Government will furnish them with arms nnd ammunition, they will protect themselves. The Gen. has communicated tbc proposition to the War Department, end in the mean time will adopt such measures ns circumstances scorns to ro quire. Gov. Jonisoncturncd on Saturday. Wo find the following in tho Franklin Messenger of yesterday : "Three armed lories came across the lino nt lligbgato last Thursday ; what their object was we do not lenrn. Gen. Wool, wc understand, nficr making an inquiry in to the subject, sent Lieut. Miller day he fore yesterday, with despatches, informing tho commanding officer ot Missisqtioi Bay that a repetition of such an act would be productive of serious consequences." From the Wr.9T.Tlie appearances now arc, that tho disturbances on tho Upper Canada border arc now ended. Through the energetic action of the Gov ernor of Michigan, the fJ. S. Marshall, and his assistants, on that Frontier, tho Pa triots bave been dispersed in that quarter, and order restored. T. Duflbrt, D. D. McKinncy, T. J Southcrland, were arrest ed, and tho two former held to bail. The latter was discharged. "Tho force assembled on Bois Blanc Island, under Gen. Southcrland, was dis persed by Gov. Mason, who went in the steamboat Eric, with about one hundred citizen volunteers, for that purpose. The number on the islandwhich never ex ceoded 350 was only some 200 poor, miserable fellows, not more than ten of them Canadians, arid they were nil landed by the Governor at Gibraltcr, on tho American side, nearly opposite Maiden, when they dispersed. The Arms, &c. which had been stolen from tho U S. Arsnel. were duly taken charge of by Gov. Wason." So says tho Buffalo paper. The general impression at Detroit was that no farther attempt at patriot invasion of Canada would be made or, if at all, not near that place." A lip from the office of tho Frcdonia Censor, of the 22d ult. says "Cul, Worth has just arrived in this village, having just como up to Dunkirk in tho 6lcam boat Robert Fulton. Ho had with him two companies of regulars and one compony of militia. He made a forced march from Dunkirk here, and took possession of what arms were deposited hero last week, amounting to three or four loads. A few were ecnt off before the forces arrived having got wind of their opproach. There are 6omc two hundred patriots in this town, bivoucked in different places." London papers to tho 25th Dec. have been received at New York, at which lime intelligence of the revolutionary movement in Canada had been received up to the attack on St. Charles. Considerable ex citement prevailed on the subject, and it was to take prcccdenco of all others in the discussions of Parliament ou tho IGtli. The courso which the Government intend to pursue, is clearly traced out in the de bates which have already taken place in the House of Commons, and that is, to maintain the supremacy of Britain over her North American Colonies at all hazards. The following ia ilio conclusion of Lord John Rimell's mmnks It wan said ihai n struggle with Canada mijilit liiToNe litem with oilier powers. Ho did not t-ce much in tli is argument ; bill, if lliey ucre to na turae a timid ami pusill.ii) nitons lone if ibcy were to refuse lo look lo those who listen to lliem fur nroleclioq if iliev relimin'uhcd lirr iimjeeiv'a loynl utiiecu in those urnvinres mid withdraw the Hoops if lliey ncleda nail to iiusill.inious, mid weak, ml coivardlv. iIipv nmsi. in linn cite. expect not ''. ' " V ' i i. l 1CICC UlU .IglCfgltU lOllU, UNO t,i:il cvum ".. coieinpt of oilier poueis. What would oilier mi tiom naturally say 1 lleie is lhal nation, once so powerful, so gi cat in war, to lloiirirliing in peace, ulmiilling lo one of tier own colonies ; we now liehold dial tun, once to liiighl, hhikini; obscurely In ihe horizon, never lo i he ug.iin. Thin would ho th language, if we were lo brook submission and timid defence rattier than loctory. D"AII the banks which have failed in Boston within the last year wcro banks eelectcd by the President in which to pUc le public depositcsayo, all of them the Commonwealth, the Lafayette, the Franklin, ond the Middlesex ; and these ere tho only Boston banks which have failed. It is understood that Messrs lien imaw.Simpeon and others of the Boston Statesman party, nro tho men who ori ginated the idea of removing the deposites from the U. S. Bank. They made Uncle Bain's mouoy fly nicely while they hod it These men filled the newspapers with tho groseit adulation of Gen. Jackson tho Hero of New OrUam, the second Wash incton and so forth and raved about 'Bank Aristocracy," "Hartford Convcn tion," "Foreign Capital," "Nick Biddle and other incoherent rantipolo. The end of thoatory, is that these extra pure pro- lauded democrats have bamboozled the government out of near half a million of dollars, and picked as much inoro from the pockets of thousands of laboring men,' whoso families ro dependent upon their earnings fur their daily bread. And hav ing been guil y of this public and private plunder, they now turn round with brazen impudence, and cry "Down with all banks!' supposing that in tho general destruction their own rapacity may bo forgotten ; like tho thief who, having plundered a store or a dwelling house sets it on fire to conceal his iniquity. Our informant was mistaken, it seems, in making us the subject of Quartermaster Wheeler's ficrco onathemas. They were intended for our neighbor of the Sentinel, who it 6ccni8 is also considered entitled to the "honors of war." Wc cheerfully make the correction, not less on our own than our brother's account. To bo "licked" at St. Johns, "noosed" at Montreal, and "quartered" in Upper Canada, was rather trespassing on good nature, and wc were half inclined lo consider it a little personal. But wo now begin to appreciate tho "mild and paternal" impartiality of Her Majesty's subjects in Canada. While minor offend ers south of 45 arc let off with forty and ono Btripcs, a simple halici is deemed suffi cicnt fur nnnlhnr olncu, nnd a breakfast of "heart" for 6omc royal quartermaster is considered nn ample ntoncmcnt for the most heinous of political sins even that of bidding tho Canadian God. speed in his struggle for liberty ! God save tho Queen --from 6iich subjects. We have received a nolo from two of Mr. Wheeler's friends in this vicinity, assuring us that they have good reasons for believing that ho was not concerned in tho Caroline affair. Theological. Messrs, Kay and Broth. , Philadelphia, have published a duo decimo volume, Irom the pen of the Right Ilev. Francis P. Kcnrick. the coadjutor to tho Roman Catholic Bishop of Philadel phia. The subject is tho Euprcmncy of the Pope, and the councils in ecclesiastical matters. The volume is composed of a series of letters addressed to tho Right Reverend Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Vermont, in reply lo a volume on the same subject, by tho last named prelate, who endeavored to prove that the Catholic Church had in this matter departed from the doctrine and discipline of earlier oges. "The Bishop of Vermont, (says the U. S. Gazette,) brought to the discussion a great amount of reading, and very unusual degree of Christian charity and urbane feeling fur a controversialist his work was therefore the more entitled to regard and response. Bishop Kenrick, a ripe scholar, long a student at Rome, has cer tainly como to tho contest with at Icasi on equal degree of reading and on equally Christian temper. It becomes not us to express an opinion upon the result; but wc may be allowed to say, those who feel inclined lo hoar the arguments which can be used for and against that favorite doc trine of the Catholic Church, may safely trust to the work of the two American Bishops; and if not able to follow them in all their critical research, they may at least profit by their edifying temper." Mn. Euitou ; Allow mc to remark briefly on a few points in tho "Communi cation" of Vindcx which appeared in your last. Vindcx first lays down the "reasons" which ho conceives would be proper and sufficient to urge in the case ; and then goes on to observe how far the reasons assigned in the Letter to the Governor "square with" these. In the course of the examination the discovery is made that tho signers of the Letter have been so unfortunate ns not strictly to confine their remarks to the "reasons" which Vindcx considers "sufficient," inasmuch as they have urged one or two considerations of interest and expediency in addition to those of obligation and duty. How far the moral sense of tho community has been outraged thereby, 1 cannot take upon me lo determine, but will venture to indulge a hope that no serious and lasting mischief will ensue. I am sorry to find Vindcx charging the "signers" with being "confident that they had monopolized all the information relative to the "questions at issue ;" and still more is it to be regretted that, in order to sub stantiotc this charge, he should have been led to misquote nnd bring together frag ments of distant and unconnected senten ces. The Letter intimates no such "mo. nopoly" of information. Tho assumption is maintained throughout that the "sign crs" in common with their fellow citizens were not "sufficiently possossed of the questions at issue" to authorize interfere- ence of any sort. Vindcx goes on to say that while the writers of tho Letter "disclaim any dispo sition to discuss the questions pending between the partios" thoy yet assert that "tho malcontents have no grinding oppres sions to complain of, &c." It is exceed ingly unfortunate for tho "signers" that Vindcx should again havo fallen into the er ror of mirquoling their language, Tho letter as quoted by Vindcx, assorts categorically that "tho malcontents havo no grinding opprcssinns ; thus showing up the "signors" ns inconsistently deciding tho question which they professed themselves unpre pared to discuss ; but the Loiter as pub' lished decides, not as to Uc fact, but sim ply as to tho complaints of tho insurgents. And surely the "signers" had no ntcntion to say that wc are not "possessed of the complaints of the Canadian palrio.s. Tiio reference which Vindcx nakes to Vnttol's law of Nations seems to have little to do cither with the case o' Canada or the opinion in tho Letter to vhich he seeks to apply it, Vattcl speaks of a case of war as between different wilons, and the interference which he justifici is that of a nation, Tho writers of tie Letter admit that extreme cases "can oxcuso a departure from" the policy of noninter ference. Vindcx informs us near the close of his communication that ho has discovered something which wears on "nnti-rcpiblican aspect." He "alludes lo that paragraph in which it is said in reference to revciutinns that the 'right to demand the desired changes must bo established beyond dis pute.' " Now if there is any thins in this proposition which is nnti-rcpublican, cer tainly every true republican must deeply regret it. Let it be borne in mind that theparograph from which tiis "nnli-repub. lican" passage is taken (anc I am happy to say not misquoted) speaks of an "attempt to subvert by force of arrrs a government which is admitted to answar in the main the great ends of civil government." Now cannot vindcx imagine t "demand" of "desired changes" to come from a source such that it might be perfectly republican to enquire whether tho "right to demand" wna established beyond dispute? Let us suppose for the sake of illustration that tho "demand" comes from i foreign army, or from an armed body cf malcontents composing a small minority if the people Or to bring the cose nearer, to ourselves suppose for n moment tint in our own country revolutionary "changes" were "desired" by a bare majority of a single small stale. Would it be "anti-rcpubli can" in cases like these lo inquire into the right ? It is not a little to be lamented that notwithstanding tho pacific "disposition" ho professes to cherish, and the rcspecta bility of tho "signers," Vindex should feci constrained to utter tho "insinuations" contained in his concluding paragraph. Perhaps, however, the quasi threat, that ho .LuulJ uui tlui utile uuL'llipi to lallioitt the real object of tho document, may be intended for a kindly premonition of approaching and dangerous disclosures Indeed it may be doubled whether this apparently unkind insinuation can on ony other hypothesis be reconciled with his professions of candor and respect. Not a "SiGNEn. CONGRESS. January 22. In the senate, the Hon. John Black of Mississippi sent in the fol Inwing laconic epistlu !o the President of tho Senete : "Sir I havo resigned my spat in the Senate of (he United Slates." Mr Swift of Vermont presented a memo rial from the Governor of Vermont, pray ing for the extension of the franking nrivi lego to the governors of tho several States A great number of petitions were Drcscnted Mr. Morris of Ohio presented an enormous pile ol "incendiary torches," as M Preston calls them, which Mr. M. said ho would send back again to the signers, unless the Senate would consent to receive them, but the chair decided that they could not be returned to him, but must remain with the Secretary. Some time was spen', on the subject of the Cherokee treaty. in i ne mousc, wr riverett. o Vcrmunt called up tho petition (which ho presented on Ihe last petition day, ond wiich wa ordered to lie over) from John Ross and tlic Cherokee Indians, in relation lo tho treaty, for carrying which into execution appropriation was made at the Insl session being the treaty concluded in December I83a. J lie petition remonstrates anaiist the execution of the treaty, and asks relief ol Congress, inasmuch as the petitioners havo ulrendy upplied lo ihe executive, as ho treaty making power, witout efoct. Mr hverett, commenced an animated and eloquent speech in favor of tho Cheokces, but had not proceeded far before tin hour arrived for the consideration of tho Missis sippi election case, which was taken up, and Mr Foster continued his Fpcech in bchnlfof the selling members. Jam, 23, In the Senate, Mr Webster called the attention of the Senuto loan at. tack made upon him by the Globe on Sat urday last Tho article referred U states that Mr Webster's bills had been protest ed by the Commonwealth Bank of Boston lo the amount of ten thousand dolla's at a time: and intimates this as a reason why Mr Webster in his resolution of inquiry did not call for the amount of notes pro tested, ond tho names of tho drawers. The Senator from Massachusetts said he had no oilier way of mooting this extraor dinary and unfounded cbargo, but by de. daring in his place, that if ho now owed or ever did owo, a dollar to the Common wealth Bank of lloston, he did not know ii. Ho did not recollect or bclicvo tlial any nolo or acceptance of his own, or of any agent or clerk in his behalf, was ever pro tested or delayed payment in that bank. He said ho would add nothing to this statu, ment except to refer lo a remark which appears in tho Globe, and winch remark is in the following words! Thcso attacks upon the private concerns of public men, i for party purposes, arc exceedingly despi cable.' So says tho editor (continued Mr. W.) anil for once ho concurred with him in opinion. The remainder of the day wa mostly spent on Mr Grundy's bill for preventing accidents by the explosion of steamboat boilers. In the House. A report was also pre sented from tho Aclintr Quartermaster General, declaring that the administration of this service was embarrassed for want of funds, and that money was rquircd for the prosecution of the war onanist the Scminoles ; and also for the protection of the northern frontier. Mr Comhrclcng stated that this bill proposed nn nppropria. Hon of only n million ot dollars ; ond that there was another bill making nn appro. priation of 42,800,000, upon which ho supposed thuro would bu much debate. He wished that tho hill mnking the appro priation of a million should he nt once considered; nnd he therefore moved that it bo referred to tho committee of the whole, and that tho House now resolve into a committee. Mr Wise objected. Ho said he had no idea of more appropria tions being obtained from the House, for this service, in this indirect manner. Mr Cnmbrclcng said ho hoped the gentleman would postpone all general discussion, till the Bill making the general appropriation for the service, was taken up. Air Wise said ifso large an appropriation should be now made, there would he nothing to (lis. cuss. Mr Bell said that ho had examined the grounds of the present motion; ond thought there was a necessity for on im mediate appropriation of a considerable amount. The rules wcro suspended, nnd the House went into committee of Ihe whole, Mr Connor in the chair and took up th- bill reported by Mr Cambrclcng Mr Wise spoko with great animation against Ihis npropriation. Jan. 21. On I'uesday the Sub-Trcas- ury bill is the order of the day in the Sen ate. Tho friends of that, bill entertain no doubt of its success. Its opponents hope to defeat it, in ono ro other branch of Con gross. Mr. Calhoun is expected to take the lead in the discussion of it. His friond. asscrt that the measure is his, nnd that Mr Wright has been compelled so to shape it. ns to meet his views. To o limited cxirnl this is true, Without I he aid of Mr. Cal houn, the bill would full. With that nid, its fate i.? uncertain. The effect of it, upon the independent portion of Virginia, has been highly favorable to the cause of sound principles. Jan. 25. It is now understood lhal tho Sub-Treasury bill reported bv Mr. Wright, cannot pass tho House, and that in case Mr. Grundy should be instructed, it will not pass the Senate, a national bank being nut of the question. Mr Rives project will, in this case, bo entitled to the favorable consideration of the Whi"s, as well as of those of the friends of the administration, who do not desire to keep tilings as lliey arc. Mr Rives bill, as it is now proposed to be ollercu. will obviate many ol the obioc tions urged, heretofore, against a National Bank, and against a system of local dc poetic Banks. Tho details of the bill have occn puuiisncu. uui to siaie iiiem more particularly than I did in a former letter- 1 The number of local deposite Banks io oo umiicu to twenty. nve. 2. J hose bahks to be selected by the Secretary of the Treasury, with ihe as sent of the Senate; and, in case the Senate be not in session, then the selection to be submitted to them for approval, immedi ately upon the commencement of the ses sion. 3. These banks to keep the public mon eys upon I he condition named in the hill. 4. The selected banks to receive in pay ment of all government dues such notes of all specie paying banks, as they may be willing to place to the credit of the Treas ury as cash. &. t no secretary ot the Treasury to exert his influence to secure on arrange ment among the selected hanks, by which cacti ol said banks shall lake the notes ol the others, in payment of all dues to the government C. The selected Banks to pay all Treas ury warrants nnd drnlts, in cash. 7. The selected Banks to receive nav ment for Patents, and the Public Lands, and to give certificates for the same, which certificates shall be receivable at ihe Patent office and at the Land Office 1 here are many other provisions, but these ns I undeistand are tho leading onrs. Jan. 20. The Senate passed the bill; making appropriations for ihe Seininoh War, nnd for tho protection of the Nor thorn Frontier these lulls only require Ihe signature of the President, to make them laws. No other important business was transacted in tho Senate. The Houso of Representatives, after I lie ordinary business of the morning, again went into committee of the whole on the Mississippi Election, and the whole day was occupied, until the departure of tho liXpress Mail, by Air. Penypacker Canadian Affaihs. In tho House of Commons on the llth, Mr. Leader asked the homo secretary whether Lord Gosford was coming home whether he had resign ed or been re-called and whether any suc cessor had been appointed. Lord John Russell replied that Lord Gosford had nsked lenvc to resign, and an nrdcr had been 6cnt, granting permission. No successor had been appointed, but the government would devolvo on Sir John Colborno. Mr. Leader begged to ask whethor any proclamation had been issued against pub lic meetings in Lower Canada ? Lord John Russell: There have been proclam ations regarding infringements of tho law gunorally (a laugh) but not against pub lic meetings specifically. Tho revolutionary Iroublo in Canada continued to attract coiiaidcmble attention in England, and the Liberal Party seemed to ho preparing to lako part with tho Lib. crals in Canada. New York dates to the 24lh Novombcr, had reached London, thus furnishing a pretty full account of the dis- turbanccs in Montreal, nnd the movements of the British troops, though the nfftlrs of St. Denis nnd St. Charles had not roached London. The Liverpool Chronicle, a ministerial paper, says: "It is to bo hoped tho Minis Iry will pause, ore they irrevocably commit themselves by their Canadian policy." Again "The polilicnl disease under which tho Canadian? labor is one too dunp lo bo eradicated by any governor-general, however honest or able. Tho groat mass of the people ore discontented, nnd ripo to revolt. They feel that, they nro unjustly trciitcd by the Mother Country; nnd thnt nil their efforts at redress nro unavailing. One of two things must, happen, nnd that speedily citltr r the Canadians must bo kept down by the sword, or by tho sword they will dissever their connexion with Great Britain. If the government of Lord Melbourne persist in carrying out tho res olutions which Lord John Russell intrniluo. cd into the House of Commons, during tho last session for those resolution complete ly annihilate every vestigo of freedom in Canada care must be taken that Ihe same conveyance that carries them across the Atlantic, places at the disposal of the Queen's representative the means of enfor cing them. But wo question whether, if Lord John Iuissell is disposed lo nccompnny his L-ocr. cion 13 ill with a largo standing army for the purpose of thrusting it down the throats of tho Canadians, the people ol England will a')l lum in Ins effort. the Canadi an Ionic on quietly and sec their Constitution shivered to atoms, theu will deserve the con tempi instead of the sympathy of every friend of freedom. The proposed resolutions strike at the vert root of popular represen tation thai vest Ihe whole civil una creature vomer in Ihe hands of the Legislative Loan- cu a small icnoi oj optriuts unit (nitimra partisans; while Ihe louse of Assembly, cleued by Ihe people, anil rcjlcciing ineir opinions, villi be disarmed oj till mjlucnec, and degraded to the merest political vassal a sc. We trust that the Government will pause before Inking a slop so pregnant with fatal consequences. The Irish (yoercinu Bill is Ihe ilnrlt spot on Ihe political es cutcheon of Earl Grey lot us hope that Lord Melbourne will avoid the rock on which Ins predecessor damaged n noble reputation. Between the state of Canada and of Ireland there is a striking similarity. In the former as in the latter, there exists a "miserable minority," who have long been in the possession of place and profit, and who conceive themselves entitled In domineer over the mass of the people. Trio present ministry arc the advocates, of "jus tice for Iraland" wc tru-t. they will not become the oppressors of Canada " The ' John Bull" uvcrs that Sir Francis Head was recalled, that his administra tion of the Government of Uppr Canada was not radical enough to suit the minis try, nnd that Sir Francis Head nt the time of his recall, did not expect ii, &c. Military Movements- The 1 1 ill nnd 73d rcgimeuls now stationed in the Mediterra nean, have been ordered home in ships of war instanter, and without nnv relief, it is supposed inconsequence of tho aspect of nll,ilr: in I'omila 'I'lmj) o lo loml ,,, England, where their depots will join them from Ireland. MoN'rrtKAr,, Jan. 27. The rumors from the frontier nro very contradictory. It has been very generally reported that a large number of Canadians tinder Dr. Cote, and of Americans under somebody else, were to make a descent on Odcltown, and plunder the inhabitants on the S.jth instant, but that it has been postponed till this day. An express arrived in town a day or two ago for troops to protect tho loyal inhabitants from such an attack, and it was said that upwards of a hundred trains had gone ncross the line to bring these land pirates nt a short notice to the contemplated scene of plunder. The Ca nadians in town evidently anticipate some danger by remaining, as immense numbers of lliem have left for the south, nnd trains loaded with good furniture amounting to several hundreds, have accompanied them. Neither their real object, or destination arc known. Wc understand that it is in con templation to raise either one or two addi tional companies of Cavalry, nnd wo hope that they will be organised with that unanimity of feeling between officers and men, which ought to exist in volunteer companies, but which wc arc sorry to learn does not in till lliose at present organised. A company or two of flying artillery is talked of as about being embodied. A detachment of tho Cavalry is to proceed immediately to the frontier lo net as a corps of observation.-- Herald. We understand that this Province is soon to bo rid of the presence of the Right Honorable Archibald, Earl of Gosford. ns Mr. Hough the stage proprietor ot Que bee is to make arrangements with him to morrow to convoy him to tho United States by the Kennebec road. Wu thought ho w'ould not visit Montreal. Dr. Barber hns arrived in town from Quebec, which looks significant. We trust the eyes of Her Majesty's ministers will be opened when they learn how differently the intelligence of the removal of Lord Gosford and Sir Francis has been received. The duplicity of tho former has gained for liini unmitiga ted contempt, while the manly honesty of the latter has secured fur him universal esteem. lb. A CAPTURE ! Tho usual quiet of our village was not a little ilis: u r had on Monday last, by tin array of military such as wc have not been wont to sec. At first came at nbout 10 o'clock in the morning three companies of soldiers two ofihem regluars and one ol drnfied militin, under thu command of Col. Worth, who had a rivcd at Dunkirk Irom Buffalo tho samo morning by the steamboat Robert Fulton, and who immediately on landing mndo a forced inarch to this village (tho winy host of the Dunkirk hotel says "they went through tho villago liko n pott ion of salts") the regulars were paraded on our public square whilst the mililia corps proceeded to u curtain depot of guns, lances, shot, powder, &c. , and took possession of tho same. Soon after, several wagons camo up, the implements of war wcro loaded in (except one load that was hurried off boforo tho 'rig'lars' nrrived in the village) and tho whole force then departed in charge ofthem lo come to tho boat. Tho whole business was quietly but promptly despatched, nnd Col. Worth, in certainly rntitled to much credit for his gcntlcinnnly conduct on tho occasion. Soon alter llicir departure too patriots began to pour into tho village both by tho main and Dunkirk roads ; at first singly or in pairs and afterwards in squads of half a dozen or more, until by evening they amounted to some 500. I hey wore nearly destitute of arms, and apparently of means of subsistence. They were billottcd nut in different pla ces for tho night, nnd by contributions from our inhabitants, were furnished with, provisions for supper and breakfast. But to sec four or fivo hundred men (tnougli some of them mere hoys) thinly clad in tho depth of winter, and without the means of subsistence, wandering about tho country, willi nn ulterior object as desperate as that of overturning tho British Government in Canada, presents to us nt least a melan choly spcctnclo. Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock. Our village is still nlive with Patriots; hut they arc dropping off in small parcctB and bending llicir steps for tho west, and probably by noon will hnvc all left us. There wcro symptom-) of mutiny among some of them this morning, nnd n few ac. Iiinlly turned their back upon their com rades and tho cause and retraced their steps. Tho Patriots here we understand are under the itrnnndinio command or direc tion of Adjutant Gen. McCloud. Frcdonia Censor. Fi.omiu.Wc learn that on the Dili ult. Gen. .Tesup captured one Indian, and shot another in the vicinity of Cypress Swamp. The captured Indian stated that Sam Jones and his followers wero upon an island, nnd that he would take Gen. Jesup to where Sim Jones was. Gen. Jesup was nt the Cypress Swamp waiting the ar rival of Gen. Hernandez, when he would immediately move in search of Sam Joncd and his baud. WAR IN A NEW QUARTER. On. Saturday the. 6 h inst. several of Ihe eastern town- in the counij were thrown into the ren'est commotion by n report that. g into circulation that THREE THOUSAND INDIANS from Canada had lauded at the mouth of Catta raugus Crook, nnd had made their way into tiio rermn of the Connewango valley, and wcio posing on, murdering and scalping every body in their way. An express cnino into Suiclearvillo lo the Col. of the regiment there, under tho greatest excitement, tears actually standing in his eyes. Immediately tho rumor ilew. All the old gun" were instantly in requisition many lint had remained diim for years un less breaking silence at a squirril hunt the tea chests of nil the stores were rifl'd for lead, which was immediately run up into hullois every ounce of powder in the place was bought nnd n team got tip to send to this village for more directions were given to the families of i hose who worn going to meet the enemy how to se cure theuii-nlves, and in short every prepa ration was made for a bloody encounter. In the town of Arkwrighl the excitement and alarm was if po-sihle still greater, During Ihe afternoon nnd night families were living from houso to house, in miido cises half a dozen families congreynled together, the greatest di-mny depicted in tlur countenances horres were kept har nessed to wagons all night ready for in stant llight wenpon- of defence of every kind were brought in'o requisition, tho women assisting i herein one old lady wo arc nssmed run n hundred bullets. Wo arc told that the r"iison the express aid not eiime through Irom Arkwright to tins village, was the intervention of about a mile of woods, into which he did not daro penetrate for fenr of being waylaid. A horse on ono route, we arc informed was actually rode to death. But our readers are probably anxious by this turn; to know what gave rise to all tins hubbub, and it is time to inform them. Well a drunken cool in tho village of Rut ledge which is situated ou the eastern line of ihis county, having taken Ins use ii a I deep potation, retired In the edge ofn piece of woods nnd stretched himself out upon a log to sleep it off. A short timo afterwards one ol his children, a little girl, discovered him in this situation, nnd at tho samo lime perceiving a little farther in tho woods a couple of squaw?, who were how ever very peaceably employed in making brooms or baskets, ran home in great ter ror and told her mother the Indians had killed her father the mother spread tho alarm in the villago with the usual accom paniments the couriers were sent off and by the time they reached the next towns the number of i'mPans was multiplied into three thousand ! and from this sim ple circumstances arose nil this ferment that for twenty-four hours kept the inhab itants of three or four towns iu fear of in stant death by merciless savages. And for the timo, we suppose that neither an cient or modern history furnishes a paral lel to it. The marvelous exploits of San. cho Panza upon the island of Barataria ; tho battle of tho kegs, and the ever memo rable outbreak ol tho Windham frogs, when the sable African ran in terror to his tnni-tor. exclaiming, "Old l.ucifei's come, and call'd for his crew, Andjoii imiii go in.iss.i, and Eledcikin loo," were not a pruning to this Indian war. The next tiny, however, brought n liltlo sober reflection, and with it a feeling not much more agreeable than that caused by , their fears. Like the good people of Windham, we understand those infected do not wish lo say u word upon the sub ject. Sj wo will spare their feelmtrs by stopping where wo urn. Frcdonia Censor. Maine. We learn, from tho Portland Advorli-cr of Tuesday, that John Weiiii, Esq. (Whig) has been uleciud lo till the vacancy in the House of Representatives of that state, occasioned by tho resignation of tho Rev. Win. Gutchell, (Locn Foco,) in the district nf Pittsfield, Palmyra, Chandiervillo, and Hnrtlaiid. At the Sep lumber election, this district gave a major ity of one hundred votes for Gorham Parks, Ihe Loco Foco candidate lor Governor.

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