Vermont Statesman from Castleton, Vermont on August 30, 1826 · 3
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i b, 83 might have been expected, very simi- j Iar in its principles and provisions w lum w Brazil, and therefore highly liberal, with wnu or two exceptions; it is not iultrior to the English constitution in its general respects to the civil aud political rights of the subject. As our perusal has been quite cursory, wo must confine ourselves to a superficial sketch of its nature. The legislative power consists of a chamber of peers and n chamber of deputies. The first hereditary, and the latter elective. The elections are like those of France, by means of electoral colleges. The right of suffrage is sufficiently extended to suit even the most Democratic. The deputies are always e-lccted four years, and the legislature r.nist pit three months in each year the session to be public the majority of votes to decide complete freedom of speech and privilege from arrest to the members and no peer or deputy to hold any office except th;ii of minister of state or privy counsellor The duties and form. of the two chambers are precisely those of the English parliament. The' king is the supreme head oi the state, and irresponsible; his ministers, however, arc responsible. The judges are appointed for life, ami remove-able for bad conduct only. Juries to decide questions of fact. The Catholic religion to be that of the state, but all others tolerated. No monk to enjoy any political rights. No a-niendments of the constitution to he made until alter four years probation. The civil and political rights of the subject to be inviolable. No laws to be retro-active. Private dwellings not to be invaded, except lv officers of the law armed with legal au- .... . hnrifv. All cifftens to be cnual in the rye oi me law, anu an ctiuuny ciigiwi- i .:ivil, politirnl and military employments, Liberty of person and security of property guaranteed. N person to be persecuted 'r- . i ... i ..ii it.. i::i.t I or molested on account of his religion. A new civil and criminal couc 10 ic uran uj. The rack, torture anu branding lurevcr ubolislicu. no restriction 10 ue imposeu on any sort oi pursuit or pruiussiuu. Enquirer. . V Y. IIavti. The payment of the sums due to France for their acknowledgement of ilaytiau independence, causes very considerable dillkulty to President Buyer. An attempt was made a short time since to obtain something from the mines, and great expectations formed that the result would relieve the government from the necessity of resorting to taxation, but after exploring theni no traces of either gold or silver could be discovered, and the project was then abandoned. Immediate recourse must now be had to direct taxation, for which the people arc by no means prepared, and in many instances they are ready to dispute the power of the government to compel its payment. The result of this disagreement between the parties, it is frnrcd, will be rebellion or revolution, either of which is much to be deprecated in the present situation of the island. The British Consul General it is expected will shortly return to his country, as he is unable to do any thing in furtherance of the views of his government with the president of lliivti; and the circumstance of hi having been, before leaving England, gazetted as colored man did him much injury in the estimation of the Haytians, although it was thought to be a master stoke of policy by Englishmen, who seem to have lbrgotte'ii the fact that the people of the island are a tenacious about color as those of any part of the world. A report was currently circulated in Port au Prince on the '2 hl July, that the consul had handed in his ultimatum, and fixed on a time for his depasture, unless his proposals should be acceded to; and it is the general impression that lie would have permission to depart at the most convenient opportunity, the government having no further claims on his attentions. Speaking upon this subject, one of our intelligent correspondents, residing in the island, remarks: The sanguine expectations of the Englishmen here, as to what Mr. M'Kcnzie, the British consul, was to accomplish, and the probable failure of his success in any one point, are striking instances of the gullibility of John Bull. Mr. M'K confesses the gull, and acknowledges himself to have been fairly duped, at the same time he expresses his admiration of the correct information respecting these people as displayed in the Panama message. Respecting the unpleasant situation in which the president of the republic finds himself placed, our correspondent writes to this effect: We have a report that the president i3 either going to resign by request, or from the rmbarrassed situation of the country, that render his post nV longer tenable. Other causes than his maladministration have conduced to bring about the distresses under which the people labor, and which were out of his power to guard against, had he been wiser than he is, still, these people 4 do not look into the hidden mysteries of things," and are apt to condemn where they should approve. Important froi Laguyra. By the union lino last evening, we received the Baltimore Chronicle of Tuesday, from which the following intelligence has been coppied: We learn by the schooner Alisanna, arrived here last evening, in 17 days from Laguira, that business was completely at a etand, and nothing but tho necessaries of life would sell. Gen. Pacz was at Valencia, with 8 or 10,000 men, and the streets of Caracca3 and Laguyra were daily patrolled to add to his army. Gen. Bermudez was at Curnana, with an equal army, to op- ent3 of Gen. Pea. A Bri tish frhratc was lying in Laguayrato protect the British merchants in case of need. From Mexico. Extract of a letter dated Bahia, July 1. The ship Thomas,. Wilson, arrived here in 1 8 days from Montevideo, brings intelligence of another action in sirrht of the walls of that ci;y, in which the Brazilians lost 600 killed and wounded and 300 made prisoners. There had been three naval actions, but no one decisive. Commodore Brown had been highly extolled by the English and Americans for his conduct in the combat in sight of Montevideo. The Chilian squadron, consisting of the Asia, 64, and two gun brigs had left Callao and were daily expected at Buenos Ay res, under the command of Admiral Gueisse. Bomcstte XtUcUt'sencc. Vermont. On the 31st ult. the dwelling house of Maj. Jacob Mott, of Alburgh, was consumed by fire. Maj. Mott, in attempting to rescue properly from the flames, fell a Drev to the devouring clement. The roof fell while he was in the house, " and thus closed forever the mortal existence of a fellow being, beloved and respected by all who had the happiness of being acquainted with his social and moral virtues." Mr. Lcander Clark, while applying the band to the shaft at Whitney's factory, Saxon's village in Vermont, was caught by the strap and carried round the shaft more than one hundred times before assistance was rendered. His left knee bone was dislocated, the lower end of his thigh thrust through the integument, and the large bone 4Vrw.in-rvrl ml unv hplivrrn thr nnklo nnrl ' ! .. ,v " knee. The limb was amputated and he is likely to recover. Boston paper savs, water machinery iccn applied in Vermont to the manu- facture of shingle, by which throe men can ,nakc 40,000 per day. Where? Drawinn of the Vermont Lottery, 1st Class New Series, which drew at Brattle- boro' 22d inst. Tickets ending with O, o, 0 prizes of 3 5 61 23 250 060 911 673 7 13 50 100 200 1000 Massachusetts. Mr. William Wright and John Jacobs, both of New-York, and Mr. Richard Fsher of Salem, all ropemakers were drowned in Plymouth harbour by the upsetting of a boat on Wednesday last. There were four in the boat at the time of the accident, one of whom could not swim, and therefore concluded to hold on the boat while the other three attempted to reach the shore, more than a mile off, but were drow ned before they reached half the distance The person who remained with the boat was about two hours after discovered by Capt. Samuel D. Holmes, who went imme diately to his relief and saved his life. 1 he bodies have not yet been found. On Thursday the proprietor of the collec tion of ralllcsnal.es, now in exhibition in Boston, was bitten in the hand by one of them. The hand began to swell immediately, and a friend cut the wound, and applied his mouth to it to extract the poison. Dr. Phelps soon after arrived, and bathed the wound with olive oil, and the swelling subsided. We understood yesterday, that the wound is rapidly healing, and that no danger is apprehended from it. The Indians practice absorbing the virus in the manner above described, and the application of oil is strongly recommended. New-York. The following is a list of the individuals who have been indicted by the grand jury of New-York, for fraud and conspiracy, as connected with monied institutions in that city. Henry Eckford (two bills,) Thos. Vcrmilyea (two bills,) J. G. Swift, William P. Rathbonc, Mark Spencer, George W. Brown, Cornelius W. Oakley, Abraham A. Legget, John Franklin, Jas. T. Tall man, Jhn J. Lambert, Samuel F. Lambert, Henry B. Lambcrt,Chas. Mowatt, Benj. A. Waldron, Ferris Pell, Alfred S. Pell, Benj. B. Frost, Isaac Luca3, Jona. L. Brewster, Samuel L. Square, Mathew Reed, Samuel L. Gouverneur, Samue'i'Cox, and Matthew L. Davis. Total 25. Two dollar notes of the N. Y. Merchant's bank arc in circulation. They are dated Nov. 1, 1823, letter B and arc said to be well executed. They may be easily directed, by observing that the letter t, in the words " to pay the" &.c. is not crossed as is the case in those of the genuine. One hundred dollars will be given to. the person who shall write the best essay, or criticism, on the different spelling books now in use; to be awarded by the following persons, viz: his excellency Governor Clinton, A. C. Flagg, esq. acting superintendent of common schools, and T. Romeyn Beck, M. D. principal of the Albany Academy, who will examine the different essays which may be submitted to them for inspection. The essay or criticism, must constitute a thorough exposition of the arange-ment and classification of the lessons, the principles of orthography and orthoepy of of each work; and a full and minute exposition of the errors in spelling, pronunciation, and accentuation or division of syllables, which may appear in each or all of the different works referred to. Said essay must be forwarded to the Editor of the Albany Argus, by the first of January next. In Albany, a few nights since, a watch- pose the mover KiS.n discovered a woman descending from a two story window of a tavern by means of sheets and other bed covering, ingen iously tied together, having a bundle under her arm consisting of leghorn flats, pieces of silk and other articles. On her examina tion she appeared to be so much deranged, that it was judged prudent to take her to the tavern again, and keep her until her friends can be found. She had a consider able sum of money with her. She speaks of Pittsburgh and Chazy, and calls herself Mary Bassett. Her delirium appears to be a religious phrenzy. An inquest was held by the coroner, in Farmington, (Ontario county,) on the 14th inst. on the body of Alvah Waters. Verdict of the jury, suicide by hanging himself. On Thursday last, in Richmond, (in the same county,) a Miss McCrossen, who had for some time been in a state of mental derangement, cut her throat. Tho arrivals at the Springs, says the Saratoga Sentinel, since our last have been very numerous. It is estimated that there have already been in this village during the present season from 8 to 9000 strangers. At present, the number here is about 1000; and this number will probably not be sensibly diminished or increased for several days the influx very nearly corresponding with the departures. To give distant readers an idea of the amount of travelling to and from this place, we mention as a fact, that there were on Thursday morning in front of our principal hotels 32 post coaches and hacks, nearly all of which arrived the evening previous with passengers, and all departed that morning for the north, west or south, or for the purpose of conveying parties of pleasure to different places of resort in the vicinity. Maj. Sattcrlee Clark of New-York, has requested the editor of Coram's Champion, (Mr. Cheever Fclch, a quondam chaplain in the navy,) an opposition paper, to let his affairs alone; and states that the editor had been told, that he had no cause whatever to complain of the president and secretary of war. New-Jersey. The town of Mountholly on the 13th inst. was deluged by a freshet to a much greater height than ever before occurred, in the recollection of the oldest inhabitants. One which happened fifty, and another thirty years ago, are spoken of, but it is said neither of them bear a comparison with the present, which has completely in undated the low er part of the town. The freshet of 1822, was very great, but not so high as the present by several feet. Damage to a very considerable extent, we are sorry to say, has been the consequence the sudden and unexpected rise of the wa ter, was such as to render the exertions of our citizens to preserve property, in a great degree unavailing. At Lumberton, great destruction was produced on the wood wharves; between four and five hundred cords of wood, it is supposed, were carried off together with considerable lumber, tyc. and what is much more distressing, a son of Mr. Amos Sharp, about eight years of age was drowned. It is impossible for us to estimate the damage to individuals and to our country, by the late freshet, in the destruction of mills, mill dams, bridges and moveable property: distressing accounts are constantly accumulating; not only thou sands but hundreds of thousands of dollars we fear would be necessary to repair the damage. The damage sustained in Burling ton county alone, to mill-dams, store goods, floating away of bridges, wood, lumber, is estimated by some to be nearly fifty thou sand dollars. Rhode-Island. The late violent rains have caused so much injury to the streets ! in Newport, R. I. that a town meeting was called, at which 2,000 were voted to re ' pair them. In South Kingston, roads, i bridges, mill-dams, and fences, w?ere swept ' away, and it is supposed that ten thousand i dollars will not make good the damage done in that place by the ram. I he embankment round the state house, in Boston, has given away to an extent which will require a large expenditure to replace. North Carolina. So serious are the in dications of a failure of the Grain crop of the middle region of the Eastern part of the state ol North Caiohna, that, in one of the most productive and substantially wealthy counties (Warren) we perceive a public meeting has been held, at which the very respectable Judge Hall presided, and other gentlemen of the first character were pros ent, the object of which was to take into consideration the alarming and distressing situation to which many of the citizens of the county are in danger of being reduced by the calamity of famine, apparently lm pending. A subscription was opened for the relief of those entirely dependent on the crop for bread, and a committee was ap pointed to report further measures, to be acted upon at a future general county meet inj Kentucky. Another horrid transaction, not before recorded has taken place in this state. A Mr. Blake lodged at the house of Mr. Reuben Rankin, and declared that he t it m f m. 4 m ff TT C3 naa ucen roooea ot $i,kj, u. paper. He commenced a prosecution against Ran kin, who was committed, but afterwards was liberated on his bail. They had an interview, as R. had proposed terms of compromise. None was however effected, and Ran kin loaded his rifle, placed himself where he expected Blake to pass, and deliberately shot him. Rankin did not attempt to escape, but gave himself up, declaring that Blake had murdered the character of the Rankin family, and that he had rather die than endure it. Under date of Frankfort. Aur. 2. we find the following notice of Isaac B. Desha, which presumed to be authentic. This miser able young man, though yet alive, is literally dying by inches. That he can recover f the wound inflicted on himself, is physi cally impossible. The windpipe is cut entirely asunder, and the ends have receded, so that they are more than an inch apart and cannot now be brought together. If the wound heals at all, it must be with this ghastly hole in his throat, through winch only he can ever breathe. 11 it be possible that a man can live with his wind-pibe cut in two, breathing only through the fearful gash, then may I. B. Desha yet -be an old man. But if, as we suppose, nature cannot long support the system after so ma terial a derangement of her organization, then must he soon sink into the grave. Our information is, that he is gradually pining away, and as we have already said, dying by nencs. The Pittsburgh Statesman has given some further particulars respecting the late dismal tragedy in Kentucky, which are interesting, and materially aggravate the con duct of Uol. Sharpe. It is stated that Beau-champ was a student at law in the office of Col. Sharpe, and that Ann Cook (Mrs. Ueauchamp,) was an orphan girl, living m his family, and under his protection. While thus situated, he succeeded in seducing her and accomplishing her ruin, and -then had the address to induce Beauchamp, his student, to marry her, and to prevent the girl from disclosing her situation, until it could be no longer disguised. Before this time, however, she had succeeded in gaining the affections of her husband, so that even the knowledge of her blighted virtue did not shako his attachment. Sharpe was, subse quently, a candidate .for the legislature, the story of his seducing his ward was blazed abroad, 6 to counteract it, he caused a false report to be circulated that the'ehild was a black one, and he accordingly innocent. This last stab at her already wounded honor, from the hand of her despoiler, it was that aroused the slumbering vengeance of the injured woman, awakened every direful passion of herself and husband, and called into exercise those energies which did not cease to exert themselves, until death closed the horrid scene upon all three. From the N. Y. Commercial Advertiser. Case" of Gilbert Horton. We have just received the following letter from a iriend and subscriber m reference to Gilbert Horton, a black man from this state, who has been seized at Washington, imprisoned and advertised to be sold into bondage. We trust the several editors of papers in the District of Columbia, will think it adviseable to copy it; and should it not be too late, we shall rejoice in having been the means of rescuing even one of the much abused African race, from the lash of a task master. P$ckskill, 8th Month 19i, 1826. Gentlemen The colored man, Gilbert Horton, noticed in your paper of the 1 5th as being confined at Washington as a run-away, is undoubtedly from the description, a native of this town, and a free man, and has a father living, who is anxious to have him released, and is willing to offer any testimony concerning him in his power. His father states, he worked one year to purchase his freedom when he was but five years of age. Your friend, JAMES BROWN. Since the foregoing was in the hands of the compositor, we have received a printed hand bill of which the following is a copy. The public will perceive that there is a commendable spirit abroad on this subject, and our southern friends will perhaps be induced to pause and reflect, eve they persist in measures thus high handed and tyranical. " Whereas it appears from an advertisement published in the National Intelligencer on the 1st inst., that a man named GILBERT HORTON, who claims to be a free born native of West Chester county, has, without being charged with any crime or without any evidence of the falsity of his representations, been imprisoned in the jail of Washington county, District of Columbia, and, that tmless claimed as a store, toill be sold as such to pay his JAIL FEES. The citizens of West Chester county are requested to meet at the house of Oliver F. Green, in the town of New Castle, on Wed- nesday the 30th inst. at 1 o'clock, I'. JYI. for the purpose of taking measures to ascer tain the truth of said Horton's allegations, and of obtaining his immediate liberation ; and also for the purpose of expressing their sense of this outrage on personal liberty in a territory under the immediate jurisdiction and control of the government of the United States.17 We are gratified at the spirit of this no tice. It bespeaks a deep and settled prin ciple upon the subject of personal liberty, which is not warmed into action, or chilled to indifference, by the color of the skin The declaration I am a Roman citizen,' was once a passport to the respect and pro tection of the world. So let it be with re spect to the citizens of New-Yoik. It is computed that the blacks increase sixty thousand a year in this country, and that the Colonization society remove a thousand a year. DiTrr t ivr. The oassion for duelling i - i o making its way into all the obscure nooks of society. Two journeymen shoemakers nf Ph;ialnhi,i latelv retired to Gallmnx W. J - Hill; (the proper place) to settle an affair . m - - .1 . , oi nonor. J. nis comes oi mai miscnievous motive of human action the love of imita tion. If Mr. Clav shoots at Mr. Randolph. why should not Tom Jenkins draw his trig ger against Tom Timpkins ? In this free country a secretary is no better than a shoe maker. Mr. M'Duffie. of South Carolina, who had been thought pretty well of, except as j:j j ; i .i , uucaiiuiu aim lruuiQie cnarges me administration with being opnosed to him! A A 4 - member of a military company being blamed by the captain for not firing with the rest exciaimea wny don't you blame the rest for not firing with me ?" Capt. Porter's resignation of his commis sion in the U. S. navy, has been accepted by the President. South Sea Islands. There are twenty- one islands m these seas m which therft am no idolaters remaining; and the deputation. of the London Missionary Society state that "the inhabitants of those islands are the most universally and consistently christian of any people upon the face of the earth." IVIAIIRIED, In Cornwall, on Sunday evening last, bv Rev. Mr. Bushnell, Dea. Ira Northrup of this town, to Miss Chloe Parkill of Cornwall belns his fifth wife. In Pittsford, last week, bv Gordon Newell, Esq. Mr. Arbela Adams to Miss Olive Hawes. In Clarendon, on the 24th inst. bv H. Deals esn. Mr. Oren Green of Rutland, to Miss Elmina C. Walker, daughter of Lewis Walker esq. of the for mer ptace. DIED, In this town, Saturday last, "Mrs. Sarah Stacia, aged 57 years. Drowned in Tinmouth, Wednesday last, Joshua Stevens, aged 17 vears. In Dublin, N. II. July 2Sth,Mr. Nathaniel Belknap, aged 77. In Wateiford N. II. Lt. Thomas Green, aged S3; he served 5 campaigns in the old French war, and six in the war of the revolution. In Whitehall, on the 20th inst. Miss Laura Daley, aged 37 years. On the 16th, Joseph D. son of Mr. William Hanniss; and an infant daughter of Mr. Philip Haynes. On the Sth inst. an infant son of Mr. Zenas Homer. In Straflbrd, 10th inst. Mr. Amos Brown, aged 79 a veteran of the revolution. In Northfield, 13th inst. Mehitable, wife of Mr. Nathaniel Fisk", aged 56. In Whitestown,N. Y. 13th ult. Mrs. Susannah Harwood, aged 70 years. In Hoosick, 20th"ult. Jacob L. Viele, Esq. aged 59 years. In Lubec, Maine, the veteran Col. Lemuel Tres-cott. He was one of the mo3t efficient field officers of the Massachusetts line of the revolutioary army; and commanded a battalion of the exceller.t light infantry corps so much beloved by Lafayette, its commander in chief. Since the revolution he has sustained several distinguished offices. In Pittsfield, on the 10th inst. Mrs Lucy Baker, wife of Capt. Joseph Baker aged 41 years. In Tennessee the 27th July, Major Gen. James Winchester, aged 72. In Willingon, Con. the venerable and Rev. John Rathbone, of the baptist communion, aged 97. MllS. JEJALCH would respectfully inform the ladies of Castleton and its vicinity, that she intends opening a School for the instruction of LACE WORK, of every kind; including Linen, Silk, and Bob-bind Lace Veils, Edging, Inserting, eye. Sfc. Those who wish to place scholars under her care, may rely on her exertions to facilitate their progress, and can assure the industrious and ingenious scholar of complete success in this very desirable branch of needle work. I,a5tlftnn Anrr OO IflOfi CKI FLOUR. BBLS. of Western Flour; also, 40 bbls. Pork, for sale by ALBERT LANGDON. August 29, 1826. To the Honorable Supreme Court of Judicature, of the State of Vermont, next to be holdcn at Rutland, within and for the County of Rutland, on the fourth Monday of January, A. J). 1827. Y OUR petitioner, Abner Hall of Sudbury, in said county, humbly sheweth, that he is legal guardian of Daniel Sanders, a minor son and heir of Zebina Sanders, late of said Sudbury, deceased; that the said minor owns a tract of land lying in said Sudbury, which descended to him as heir to the estate of the said deceased, and that the said land is so situated as to be of no present use or value to said minor; and that the sale of said land would be for the ben-fit and interest of the said minor. Your petitioner therefore humbly prays this Honorable Court to empower him in his capacity of guardian as aforesaid, to sell such estate in such manner, and under such regulations as shall seem meet. ABNER HALL. By S. II. Merrill, his att'y. Whereupon it is ordered, That the substance of the foregoing petition be published by inserting the same two weeks successively in the Vermont Statesman, printed at Castleton, the last of which shall be sixty days before the next stated term of this court, which shall be considered legal notice to all persons concerned, .to appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of said petition should not be granted. Given under my hand at Manchester, in the county of Bennington, this 1st day of August, A. D. 1826. RICHARD SKINNER, Chief Judge of the Supreme Court. STRAYED OR STOLEJV, From the subscriber, on the 8th ult. a dark bay HORSE, with black mane and tail low car-carriage. Whoever will sivo information where said Horse can be found, shall be handsomely rewarded. CARVER GOSS. Whitehall, Aug. 8, 1826. 23

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