Vermont Intelligencer from Bellows Falls, Vermont on July 7, 1817 · 3
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trail, and after a march of 80 miles, discovered an Indian cam;, into which they immediately fired, kiilcd oue Indian and wounded others, the rest flying at the first fne. Those who lied were pursued, overtaken and two more killeJ. Seventeen horses and several muskets were taken. Since then, a small party, supposed to be the survivors, have driven oif 250 or 300 head of cattle ; and the whole frontier is in alarm. Accounts of similar proceedings arc frequently inserted on the frontiers without comment or inquiry. Ought it so to be ? We know not how it is in these times ; but twenty-five years ago, one of the soundest statesmen, bravst generals and most exemplary christians of our country, (Gen. L.) remarked, that in the bloody affairs which took place on the frontier between the whites and Indians, the former were the aggressors nineteen out of twenty times Ccntinel. WTELLIGEJVCMR. BELLOWS FALLS, JULY 7, 1817. f Middlebury Literary and Philosophical Repertory. In our last we gave a brief notice of this publication, and expressed our regret on perceivir.ix in its " Address to Readers and Correspondents," some doubts expressed relative to its continuance. We hope, however, that this apprehension will not be realized, but that the purses, and the pens of men of wealth, taste and talonts, will prevent a literary work of merit irom failing for want of either pecuniary cr literary support. We have from time to time observed, with much solicitude for the welfare and reputation of our country, that periodical publications devoted to literature, science, and the arts, have ncl flourished in the U-nited States. Some works of this kind have been commenced with fair prospects have been conducted with ability, and were replete with information, which we have thought of importance to the pliilo-pher, the statesman, the moralist, and indeed to every friend to civilized society. Still they have generally enjoyed merely a feeble and ephemeral existence ! Wc shall , not attempt to advert to all the instances of this sort, which might be adduced to coiifirm our assertion. There are some, however, which -we cannot pass in silence. Mr. Walsh's " American Review of History and Politics" was a work of vhich every American,. might justly be proud. The conductor was an able writer, and his literary productions give evidence of a nvind vigorous, capacious and richly, endowed from the stores of ancient and modern literature. Mr. Walsh's literary acquisitions must entitle him to rank, high in the most elevated circles of European literati. As a critic, howeFer, we thought him in some instances unjustifiably severe. His remarks upon "Hubert and Ellen with other Poems, by Lucius M. Sargent," appear to us rather calculated to blast than to cherish the flowers of American literature. Still the work was a splendid spe-men of American talents. But from some cause or other, it was discontinued, we believe in something short of two years from its commencement. During its progress the conductor called in vain on the literary men of the country for the assistance which can alone impart that variety to a periodical publication, requisite to interest and a-muse a great number of readers. The "Portico," a literary and scientific work, published in Baltimore, and which is applauded by adequate judges of all parties, it is said " languishes, and seems likely to fail for want of support." In Boston, efforts have been repeatedly made to establish a literary paper, but they have hitherto been rewarded with but little success. We sincerely hope that the " Boston Weekly Magazine" (from which we have extracted the first article in this day's paper) will meet with a better fate than its predecessors. The " Port Folio," the oldest periodical work of a literary kind in the United States has often appeared to be on the verge of dissolution. This work while conducted by Mr. Dennic, though perhaps not without its blemishes, and in our opinion a little tinctured with high church and state politics, was held in great estimation by adequate judges of literary merit as Well in Great Britain as America. We have heard literary men in London and Liverpool speak in terms of no common eulogy of the Port Folio, while conducted by Mr. Deimie. A-mong others, Mr. GifTbrd, author of the ' Baviad" and " Maviad" " Translation of Juvenal," &c. and who we believe is nbw one of the principal writers in the English " Quarterly Review," and Dr. Currie, of Liverpool, (since deceased.) a gentleman of great literary and scientific eminence have in our hearing expressed a very high opinion of that work. Gentlemen in London, who were qualified to judge in sub- I jeci3 of this kind, and who might naturally be supposed not to be partial to Ameri- can Literature, nave, acknowledged to the writer of this article that there was no publication of the kind in Great-Britain, in the years 1 802-3 that could bear a comparison with the Port-Folio. Yet Mr. Dennie in a prospectus to a new series of that work published some time after the period above mentioned uttered the following complaint "Hitherto the success of the Port Folio has been of no brilliant complexion. Commenced at a sinister epoch, and pushed thro' all the thorns of perplexity, exposed to all the cavils of party, though pure of any but honest purposes, and neglected in consequence of the bad health and misfortunes of the editor, ill supported and worse paid, still he makes it a point of honour never to abandon it ingloriously." Altho' the bad health and misfortunes, which are thus bewailed, were probably to be attributed in a great measure to the labour, anxiety and pecuniary embarrassments, in which the editor was involved in prosecuting that work, he did not "abandon it ingloriously ;" but if wc are correcdy informed, even in the last stages of his existence continued to form projects and cherish hopes of rendering the Port Folio still more useful and worthy of public patronage than it ever had been in any part of its career. Since the decease of Mr Dennic the Port Folio has been conducted by several successive editors, and has given favorable specimens of American talents. Still however, we have iterations of the complaints want of patronage, dilatory payments, and earnest solicitations for literary aid. It is to be hoped, however, that it will proceed and prosper. Mr. Walsh has lesumed his literary labours and publishes a work styled the " Amerrican Register," of which we gave some notice in our last. Indeed the prospects presented to literary laborers, though not of the most brilliant nature are somewhat brighter than they have been. The faculties of the American public have been almost exclusively occupied in political discussions. The furies of political discord have haunted the temple of the Muses, and the Lyre of Apollo has been tuned to the " mad jangle" of party bickering. The fever of party politks however, it is hoped has past the c.isis the pa'ients have iucid intervals, and when our Legislatures are not in session, and there is no important election on the tapis, the voice of reason, the monitions of wisdom and the lessons of literature may meet with more marked attention. These considerations will, we hope, induce the conductors of the Middlebury i Repertory to make fur ther efforts for the continuance of the work. We will pledge such aid as our humble sphere, limited means, and feeble talents can furnish. A regard to the interests of literature and science will, it is hoped induce " men and mind" to contribute to its support the fruits of intellectual cultivation. Men of property we would address in behalf of this publication in the words of Mr. Dennie w Literary industry, usefully employed, has a sort of draught on the bank of opulence. When to government, or to individuals it renders actual service, givesjharmless pleas ure to some, and new ideas to others, it confers at least a species of obligation, which any code of ethical precept will teach men to repay." In consequence of a change of residence, and some mistake in the transmission of the Middlebury Repertory we have not received the whole series, and such as have come to hand induce us to regret that our file is not complete. The "Letters from France,'' by Professor Hall, have amtised and instructed us. "Trips to Paris'' are of frequent occurrence in English periodical publications, but professor Hall's "Modern Paris," appears to us superiour, as regards the style and the sentiment, to any thing of the kind we have seen. The historical sketches, moral reflections, philosophical remarks, scientific investigations, and original anecdotes of celebrated characters, with which the work every where abounds, would have given it sterling value, had it been of London impression. We hope it will yet be extensively current in the U. S. and that the stamp of a foreign mint will not always be necessary to give literary bullion a circulation among native Americans. The Repertory contains a number of other original articles of merit, which we propose to make the subjects of further remarks in some 'future number of this paper. For the Vermont Intelligencer. Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Maryland, to his friend in Vermont, da- ted June 16,1817. " An event lately occurred in this vicinity, which is calculated to set slavey in its true light. The event referred to, you probably have heard of, though perhaps, not of its issue. It is the riot of negroes I which took place some time ago in St. Inigoes, in St. Mary's county. The circumstances of it as nearly as I have been able to learn are as follows. It is customary for the slaves, immediately after the church fast and festival days to have two or three holidays for their recreation. On Easter Monday the 7th of April about 300 negroes bond and free are said to have been collected. After having spent the day in festive amusements peculiar to themselves they became so noisy and riotous, that the civil authority was deemed necessary in order to queil them. The constable, more zealous than wise, fell upon them and began to belabour them most unmercifully with a ponderous shillala. But his temerity had like to have cost , trim' dear. The poor slaves, now at peace with the purple god, to whom, in the course of the day they had poured out many a generous libation, and happy in themselves, felt little inclination to see that felicity, which they knew must be but momentary, receive a check. Indignation seized the sable throng, and in the transpoi t of their rage the relation of master and servant was forgotten. They vowed revenge, anil the patriotic constable found it necessary to take himself off. They sought him, but being disappointed in the search, wreaked their vengeance on his domicile. His windows were shivered and some of his doors broken. One or two other houses were visited with the same fate. At length night dispersed the intoxicated multitude. This was the end, now mark the issue of this affair. It but ill corresponds with so comical a prologue. Fourteen of the ring leaders of the mob were lately brought beore the county Court for trial on an indictment summed up under the following heads, viz. " Riot, insurrection, and assault with intention to murder." Eight were acquitted, one was sentenced to the penitentiary for ten years, and five were condemned to DEATH. The sentence of the law was not put in execution, nor do I know when it will be. Siiould it be thought that the good people of the North will be edified by learning with what facility the wretched descendants of Ham can here obtain a passport from a world, where degradation a' d bondage aro their portion, to a world they know nothing of, y&u are at liberty to give publication to this account." FOR THE VERMONT INTELLIGENCER. ' From trifles of leisure hours. TELL me, if vain are fancy's dreams The gay, the rapturous, pleasing themes, Inspir'd by Passion's flame ! Disturb'd repose, and troubled sighs From bland imagination rise-Yet, consecrate her name ! Tis not th' ignoble mind can tell Where this immortal spark doth dwell, Norjrace its devious flight ; -For, none but nature's porcelain clay E'er hand in hand have wing'd the way. With unalloy'd delight Can grandeur's empire fill the heart Can pow'r ambition joy impart, This riv'n to ruin hui i'd ? " ; ; Ah, no; by God's omniscient will This spark ethcreal's sacred still Still, animates the world ! ' 1 Dominion's pride' her influ'nee feels A suppliant, stern ' ambition' kneels In fancy's magic bow'i : Nor less is genuine worth caress'd , For virtue's self fs doubly blest, By her creative pow'r ! We hail thee, queen ! roan's loveliest guest; Natuie's first tie ; HeavVs fond bequest;- And thy dominion own ! -Own most of pure celestial bliss The seal of temp'ral happiness, . 1 Proceeds from thee alone I RAYMOND. Progress of the President. The Boston Centinel of the 2nd ins. which is the latest paper we have received from that place, states that the President of the United States was then in the vicinity of Boston, and was expected to make his entrance into that metropolis on the forenoon of that day. The President was at Dedham at 7 o'clock of the same morning and had reviewed the troops in that town. Splendid preparations were making for his reception in Boston. The English East India merchants rule a country containing sixty millions of souls. Items of Intelligence, ' - Great Ox. The Greenfield paper gives the particular dimensions of an ox, 6 years old, bred and owned by Col. Abel Chapin, of Springfield, Mass. which have excited the wonder and admiration of all who have seen him. His length from the nose to the tip of the tail is stated to bo lOfeet 7 in ches, circu inference ol the body 8 ieet v inches and weighs on the hoof three thousand one hundred pounds. The Holy Alliance. The Emperor of Russia appears verysolicitous to obtain the adhesion of alt the powers of Europe to the compact called the Holy Alliance. It appears by London Newspapers that this league has excited some jealousy in G. B. and it is feared that plans for territorial aggrandizement may be entertained, and concealed under the mask of pretended zeal for propagating the Christian religion. The British ministerial writers, in quoting from Mr. Monroe's inaugural speech approve particularly of this axiom : " It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt ; when they degenerate into a populace JLiX they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty; usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. Bost. Cent. Capt. Gordon, arrived at Philadelphia, was boarded on the 28 April last, off St. Helena, by a British sloop of war, and informed that Napoleon was well & had taken possession of his new house, but saw no company. v Mr. Rudd, a clerk of th U. S. District Court, is said to be deficient in about one hundred and twenty thousand dollars. The delinquent is snpposed to be in the vicinity of Buston. Bost. Int. Emigrations to Canada. The Montreal Herald states that 1328 emigrants who ai rived fioin Great- Britain, 3 landed at N e w-York, have received passports and money from Mr. Buchanan, the British Consul to go to Canada, and that ZOO emigrants from the mother country have arrived at Quebec the present spring. Canal Loan. We understand that ihe loan of 200,000 dollars, advertised by the Commissioners of the Canal fund, has been made by the State Bank in tnis city. The funds requisite for the operation of the current year being provided, the' work without doubt will be immediately comme.xed. Albany Argus. The Canal de Carondclet which runs from Lake Pouchartrain to New-Orleans, has been cleared out and repaired, so as to admit vessels into the basiu in the rear of the city. This c nal affords important facilities 10 the commerce from Florida, &c and saves the delay oi a tedious rout by the Mississippi. ' : ' ,-- Mr. Beman of West' Boylston finding the black worm making great ravages in his wheat field, overflowed about seven a-cresothis land from his mill stream, and at the buttom of the interval gathered three bushels ot Uioe vermin. .. MEXICO. : Dr. Robinson, late from Mexico, reports the republican forces at 18,OtO well organized and disciplined, which cover an immense extent of territory, and that a proper supply of arms wfll give them complete success. The Hon. Clement Storer has been elected Senator in Congress from the state of N. H. for 2 years. It is understood that William W. Bibb, late Senator in Congress from Georgia, is appointed by the President to be Governor of the recently erected territory of Alabama, which comprises that part of the present Mississippi territory that is not included within the proposed limits of the infant State of Mississippi. M. DeNeuville, the Minister of France, has taken his departure from the city, to spend the summer at his country seat in Newjersey. A Handsome donation in Books, amounting to between 4 and 500 volumes, a large proportion of them Folios and Quartos, has lately been made to Dartmouth Uni-verasity by a gentleman of Massachusetts, Most of them are rare and valuable, consisting of curious editions of the Greek, and Roman classics, and the most celebrated authors of the 16th, 17th, and early part of the 18th centuries. The Books were received and deposited in the Library on Saturday last. Dartmouth Cazettc. UNEXAMPLED LIBERALITY. The Treasurer of the Massachusetts General Hospital received fiom a distinguished fellow citizen, the payment of the unexampled subscription of 20,000 Dollars to that Institution. Bost. Rep. I Our Correspondents Will excuse our postponement of several favours which were received too late fop mis uay s paper. MARRIED In Boston, on' the 26th ultimo, by the Rev. Mr. Lowell, John, Bellows Esq. to Miss Ann Hurd Langdon. Another Patriot of ' 177 '5 no more. On the 2 4th ult. Hon. Thomas M'Keaw aepartea tms me in rnuaaeipnia, in the 8 thyear of his age. Further notice of this, distinguished character in our next. Duty on Carriages, m ' X HE provisions of the law relating to the duty on Carriages in this district, appear to have been generally misapprehended, Therefore, NOTICE is hereby given, that thirty days from the date hereof is extended to all those who have not paid their duties for , this year and the last, upon their Carria- "' ges (waggons not exclusively used in husbandry) to make their duties to the Collector, at his office in Guilford, in due form of law arJ save the penalty. After which the penalty in all cases of delinquency will be enforced as the law prescribes. And fov the convenience of those in the north part of the district, attendance wilt be given at the dwelling-house of John.; Stowers in Putney, on the 23d of July, and! at the house of Ellery Albe, in Westminster, on the 24th, at the house of Eber.ezer Wilson in Rockingham, on the 25th and at the house of Zatier Buttcifield in Town-send, on the 26th of July inst. for the purpose of receiving the duties aforesaid. Entries made -by mail, will as usual, be promptly attended to. - Given under my hand at Guilford, the 1st dry of July, 1817. JOHN PHELPS, Collector of the Revenue, 2d Collection District of Vermont. PERU TURNPIKE NOTICE is hereby given to the proprietors, stock-holders of the Peru Turnpike, that an assessment of Five dollars is laid on each share of the stock of said Turnpike, to be paid into the Treasurer of the corporation of said Turnpike on the first day of October next by order of the Board of Directors. Attest JOSEPH BURR Treasurer . Manchester July 1, 1817 28 OWE CEJVT REWARD. RAN away from the subscriber, an indebted boy, JAMES DUTTON, seventeen years old last August. All persons are forbid to harbor or trust him on my account. SAMUEL DAVIS. Londonderry 23d, June 1817. 28 N. B. No charges paid. SERIOUS CALL. LL persons indebted to Etus WILLIAMS, either on Note or Book, are hereby notified, that settlement must be made on or previous to the first day of August next (Special contracts excepted) after which all unsettled demands will be left with an attonney for collection. ELIAS WILLIAMS. Springfield July 1, 1817. 3w 28 List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office at Chester (S. village) July 1, 1817. Chester Eliza Averill, Samuel Clarkj Capt. R. A. Campbell, Roswell Chandler, James R. Duncan, Moses Frost, John Harris, Silas Jones, Abigail Johnson, Zepha-niah Jenkins, Wm. Kimball, Hannah Miller, Mary Kimball, Abel Perkins, Isaac Reed, Charles Stone, Elsa Stiles, Rev. Thos. C. 'I hatcher, Jona. Tarbell, John Taylor, Jun. Harden Willard, Samuel Walker, jun. John Whitney. Andover Rufus Barton, Wm. Craigf Margis Edson, David French, Reuben French, Solomon Howard, Uriel Howard, Joel Manning, Joseph Stkkney, Motes Warner. Springfield Mzrj Spencer, Nehcmiah Woodward. Grafton Joseph Barton, Thos. Davis, Peter Petingale 2, John Slickney, Daniel Wire, Peter Whitcomb. Londonderry Jamep M'Gregor, William Warner 2. Windham Jnmes White. C.L.ROCKWOOD,P.M.

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