The Pittsfield Sun from Pittsfield, Massachusetts on December 5, 1810 · 3
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The Pittsfield Sun from Pittsfield, Massachusetts · 3

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Wednesday, December 5, 1810
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J ! r 1 Tettibfe Accident. A fetter just received in $ tosro, gives an account of the loss of a boat t belonging. to Messrs. Porter, Barton & Co. , over the falls of Niagara. The following are the circumstances as stated by the writer, who di,j xns on the spot ' ' ' Co Monday moming the 22d October, four Salt Boats sailed from this place for Black-. Rqckthe wind, strong from the north s One (Qfthe Boats, Capt. Valentine, with three hands ' on board, attempted to cross the river and gain the British channel. When they had got with-, in 200 yards of Grand Island (a point about one mile above the rapids, and the same dis-tance from either shore) the swells became so Jigh as tefbreak over the f sides of the boat, and instantly filled it. ' One of them, by getting on the steering oar, which unshipped as the boat went down, gained so far towards the British shore, that he was taken oflf by a small boat from Chippewa,. just as be had reached the break of the rapids, Valentine and the "'other two men, with the fytvtt loaded with 150 barrels of salt, were precipitated ever the Rap- jds and Falls, and dashed to atoms. From ; the f time the boat filled, until it had. reached the Rapids, the scene was scarcely more awful to the sufferers, who were drawing by a strong , and irresistabie currant into the jaws of this tremendous cataract, in the certainty of, lmme--tdiate destruction, than it was to the spectators both sides of the river, among whom were the friends and families of the deceased. ; 3' bostoh,' nov. 24. A letter received at the Ex. Coffee House, from Havana, dated 29th Oct. after mentioning the hurricane experienced there on the 23d to the 2Sth, says, it has destroyed entirely -30 vessels, among them the Betsy, Sayre, supercargo, with about 17,0(X) dolls! worth of dry goods, See. oa board ; as snaay more are on shore and injured ; scarcely a vessel but received injury. The brig South Boston, brig Eliza, and brig Harriot, have fared tho best ; they rodeout botK the gales. The damage done to thehipping is estimated at 200,000 dolls. The -accounts from the coun, try are very distressing. The night ol the 25th was the most destructive. Glean has lost his ship with a valuable cargo of sugars. Spencer lost his anchors and cables, he had just arrived with the loss cf his rudder on the bank. No business having been done tor four or five days, I shall not quote markets. No news from the coast. - ' ' ' , 4 t, , 0 V Accounts from Havana say that in the beginning of October, a plot was discovered to - . . . have been laid by the Creoles and Negroes to have : their papers discontinued, and measures destroy or drive from the Island of Cuba, all I 'I, ta ken tor the collection ot their accounts, the European inhabitants of that Island. It I those faithful patrons, who have libcral- was to have taken place on Sunday the 8th of discharged their subscription and thereby October at 1 1 oclock, by attacking the people j ePt the establishment in existence, the Editor while at divine service but the matter having "tum ti MfiftelD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER s, 1810. A 719 THE PATRON? OF THE SUN.) More than ten trcrJiave now passed away since the commencement of the establishment, and it is continued, at this time, with no less encouragement for supportfMMfMMia"witot-httrjfr than it has received at any former period. For these testimonials of the public confidence, and their approbation of the course pursued in the management of the paper, the Editor feels the most heartfelt gratification j and while he tenders them his acknowledgements, necessity compels him to make an appeal to their liberality and justice. A reluctance, which nothing but the most-urgent necessity could ovei come, could have induced him to commence the task of dunning, which is at all tiroes disagreeable, but now absolutely indispensable. The very large sum of money which is due him, (being nrere than the whcla papers hr, bm publrehgdTortJUi-jt'Jt snrtt a half WifiVrd him in pecunTJiy'diffmulfcies and smbarnuumeatoj and-pii turnd Ins dis-chasgiyjhe debts he has been, and is constant ly coBfracting. It would give him great pleasure, .if, now the granary of the farmer overflows with the products of the soil, now great plenty abounds itv all the varieties necessary for the support of animal life, he might collect a sufficient sum to discharge his just debts, and to remunerate him for his arduous labors. The Editor hopes no one, who is indebted for one years papers, (or any thing else) will neglect this cail ; should it be, it will be followed by one still broader . He has stldom prosecut- not coctroled by France, they certainly would , the wise policy of conciliating America J Noth- I.. ' lu. Vnn.lnn.1 TV... .Ant.nrlini. frr irty t f Thi hnnnr lit. mf'inn rf th. Tlttrr be by England. Were they contending for their , independence, and able to ipaintaiu'it, unWlssed by France, England, or rany other nation, we should heartily wish them the most full and perfect success. But as they .are now situated, it will probably make hut little difference to the inhabitants whether the French or English rule. One thing, hpwever, is in favor of the French : they have polished the In quisition, and relieved the people from the impositions of monks and priests. It is not prol-able that the British would have "done so much as this. " - n ' - Chronicle. I j The following may serve to shew where lie the hopes and fears of at least a large portion of the English nation. FROM THE LONDON STATESMAN. The following very important intelligence we have this morning received by post, from one of the most respectable Houses in Liverpool : A LIVERPOOL, SEPT. 12, 1810. Dear Sih We semi you the following extract from a. letter from JJew-York, dated August 10. It is from a quarter,' oh which we ourselves place much reliance, and we think you may safely take the intelligence it contains for the fact. We also send you a paragraph cut out of an American paper just received. Yburs, Zee. . --. Extract from the American letter. 'You may he fully assured that a perfect understanding subsists between our Government' and that of France, and that measures will be taken accordingly; indeed it has been roundly stated, that the project has long since received the sanction of both parties, and that cur Government only waits intelligence from" Europe, to take that stand which, I much fear, will end in the destruction of our Federal Constitution. ' We have much , . -'it though some hundreds owe j foreign trade, but it is a losing concern ; and I am nim, and he never wishes to bu if neither gricted to add, that th war party is daily gaining honor, nor patriotism,' nor justice will compel'' payment. Law must. The debts heowes others must be paid, and they cannot be unless he can enforce the payment of such as are due to him. A day-book and ledger full of accounts will not pay for his paper, his types, his ink, his labour and trouble all these things demand money-and money he must have. new accessions of strength. Your Orders in Council, your impressment, 'your violating the liberty of our waters, and above all, your naw system, of blockade, iorbode no good. The following is the paragraph alluded to : From the X. York Evening Post, Jug. 8. Foreign Affairs. From the late accounts from Europe, it appears that there is no longer a hope that cur a flairs with foreign powers can be must now sit been disclosed the day before, steps were taken by the Governor to counteract the scheme. The ring leader and 19 or 20 of the most active, were taken and lodged in the Moro. Extract of a letter from Aux Catjcs , Oct . 20, to a merchant in Newburyport. This will inform you of the loss of the sch. Columbia, in7 a hurricane, near this place, on the morning of the 28tb ult. together with a greater part of her cargo. ' Such a scene of de-vestatioa wasNiever before witnessed by the oldest inhabitants pf this place. . Every vessel 4VJ and boat afloat went ashore. The vessels, j induced, in justice to himself, to enhance the whose fate I have heard, are the Centaur sloop price of his paper, on the first of January of war ; ship Helen, of London, nearly load- j next, to the following conditions, which are as ed with coffee ; sch. Hash, of Maroichead ; reasonable, it is believed, as those of any oth- He wants less on his books and more in his I settled by negociation. We must now sit down pockets fewer in debt to him, that he may a,ui acknowledge that we mean to submit to every be in debt to nonej And as he ha, now com. I dignity lich can be beared upon nS or we must . . . gird on the sword, and defend ourselves. We must u DLxning, he will continue it, :n cue i pi f pare for war, or for subjugation ; there is noa-xi'ay or another , until he has less cause for it. j oitnng it. Meanness will shield us no longer. pJistaut Subscribers, who rectivc their Pa- J The public mind ought to be prepared for ener- JkFs per Mail, will have their accounts for-; etic, ,n,casures- Tht7 be resorted to. And frn ; ri m n r. i i i should another session of Congress pass over in c . e j mmediatel)J7ipde up to the , contriving much and performing nothing, the coun- nrst ol January next ; and tnose who do not , try will be nearly ruined." It will be almost too make payment by the first of February, will late to think of savii the nation.' Remarks by the Editor of the Statesman. There is some difference between the writer of the paragraph and that of the letter ; yet it is not material, for they both plainly tend to shew that the Americans do not expect any accommodation with England. And indeed, how can they ? What conciliatory counsels have our ministers adopted towards the United States ? what insult have they withheld, their hand, or their hcarrtrtJm offering to A-mcrica? Impressing her seamen; violating. returns his grateful thanks ONE THING FURTHER. NEW TERMS OF THE SUN. Soon after the Editor, enlarged the Sun to its present size, he was compelled, by the Paper-Makers, to pay a considerable sum more,. , c , per ream, for hi, paper, lhai. they ha.l prcvUand Sly, be hberty of the American Wa-ously charged. Still, however, he did not ,nsult,5 e American Hag ; firing into think proper to enhance the price thereof to Amenenn of war f seeing the sum demanded by both of the other Prin- Ambassadors wuh O.ive branches, which they tecs in this County, for their papers, although "lean. .to strip of all their published on a sheet of a smaller ize, (which ! b?1.! to make alohk irg r The honor of the nation, cf the English nation , you would have saved by it! It is dig-' nity to concede, when there is streDgih to'de. fend a wrong, and in proportion to' the strength . is the dignity ! , Have you never learnt this? Is there no one man who has access to you can tell you 'this ?, or,1 have you been told, acid could not comprehend it L How is all this! Come and tell your Injured country ! Come, and be hont st, and she may forgive you I put you right ! and suffer you to remain where you are ! Why I Be honest ahd you may remain. Nobody lovect those whbwant to succeed you j in power I Nothing but hatred of you can make any man wish to accept of them ! y If you will not con ciliate America, for itsxiwn proper objects, be friends with her to win England ! If you will not do justice to Irish claims, because of their own proper merits, do So to gain Eng- . land ! But if you will not do these things from some motive, then England must go td the;thronc, to remove you, and that with a voice the Throne will not reject if it could, and cannot if it were willing ! Fire at Baltimore. On Saturday night, the-18th ult. a fire broke out in the Btables of -Mr. Fultons Globe Inn, which were entirely con sumed the Hotel not much injured. Ajen tleman from Virginia', a country merchant, wai killed, and four or five horses were burnt ' to y death. , . , . 7 Another Great Calamity. Letters from Ha -vana, dated October 30, state that the city of St. Jago, in Cuba, had been nearly destroyed by an earthquake and hurricane. Ina late violent storm at New-York, several chimneys and 2 or 3 hew houses were blown down in the city. Considerable damage was done to the shipping in the harbor, A meeting of the merchants cf New-York was called on the evening of tile 9th ult. on the subject of applying to the. Secretary of the Treasury for information relative to the operation of the non-intercourse law, in case Great Britain should refuse to rescind her orders ; but on the suggestion that it might embarrass our government in its negotiations, the meet-, ing unanimously resolved to adjourn without making the application. . 11YMEXIAL. But happy they, tin happiest cf their kind, Whom gentler stars unite, and in one fate Their hearts, their fortunes, and their beings blend, Tis not the coarser tic of human laws y -That b;nds their peace ; but harmony itself. Attuning all their passions into love. Af JURIED, at A rw-Lebanon, by David W. Patterson, Esq. Mr. I.yman Spring, of Stephcn-town, to Miss Xancy Frink, daughter of Mr. Anna Frink, of the former place, y At Lenox-, on the 26th ult. by Azariah Egles-ton. Esq. Mr. Ephraim Starr, of Albany, to Si is Sarjah Goodwin, of Lenox. in this town, pn the 2Jth ult. by the Rev. Wffl. Allen, Mr. Abraham Dow, jun. to Miss Phtbe Star-ford. me sum demanded by both ot the other Fnn- . , b 7 ters in this County, for their paper., although .toMnpofalltlirirvrrtloei .ending Am- published on a sheet of a smaller ,ize, (ivhich ! ?bgn wh'di were tW- of course cost less) and containing much less ; sending men without rank, and . . matter for the reader than the dim. IleUnbw without tharacur, lobe the messengers of iheir , previous, Irakis, eon of Capt Burdick, aged . V A 5 J sch. Washington, from Boston ; seb, Marga- ret, cf Baltimore ; a pilot boat ; and sch. Columbia. Scarcely a house in town remained unroofed, and many were blown entirely down. Nearly 100 persona lost their lives, and, after the gale, their bodies were dug from the ruins. I am told, the brig Mary, Capt. Storer, of Newbbrvport, is on shore at Jeremie. Brig , , Mariner j Capt. Eaton, is safe at Jaquemel, where they had not such terrible weather. I expect the latter vessel here in about 10 days. ' s, m , r 'WINDSOR, (VERMONT) NOV. 2G. flclancholy Event ! By a gentleman who passed through this' town in the ; stagp from Montreal, on Wednesday, we have the following information;-' That on Friday, the 9th instant, the children of William Hoogs, (who is now residing at Quebec, and has lately, sent for his children,1 8 in 'number, from Newton, Mass, his former residence) accompanied by Capt. George Cook, of Newton, together with two boatmen, were all drowned in Lake Champlain- There was Qne other person on board the boat, who' saved himself by throwing ov- rbiqafd a' launch of brooms and clinging to them. The boatmen, it is said,' were locapa- ' ble of managingcorrectly frefru too free an ' , use of spirituous liquors, and probably carried toOj much sail, the wind blowing very fresh. ; -Capt! Cock has lefta 'wife and 4 children to " ' lament his untimely end. A Suicide . On the 14th instant, Mr. Joseph Beede, of. Washington, in this state, r put an emf to his existence by hinging himself with a leather strap. ' He has left a wife abd one child to lament his untimely end. 1 - A. ' , er paper published in the State, of its size, &nd the same as the other papers of this County. TO Village Subscribers, to whom papers are sent from the Office, and those who receive them by Post, two dollars per annum. To Subscribers who receive their papers by the Mail, and those who receive them at the Office, one dollar and fifty cents. No papers discontinued until arrearages are paid. The papers of Subscribers per Mail to be paid for in advance. War in Europe . The people of Spain and Portugal have abundant reason to curse the British cabinet and nation. But for, the intrigues of British emissaries, these countries would now have been in a state ol tranquillity, and the terrific war-blast would not have been sounded through their vales. Spain, in strict alliance with France, felt not the convulsive throe of war, until the emissaries of England wrought upon Ferdinand to seek the usurpation of his fathers throne. France would not quietly look on and see Spain wrested from her alliance, and annexed to Great-Britain, without an effort to prevent it. The British embarked their troops and treasure for the Peninsula, and the French poured in opposing armies. - The unfortunate countries were ravaged by marauders on every side, and havoc marched with resistless strides through every department. The inhabitants were plundered to support their invaders, and were obliged to risk their lives in a cause not their own. It is clear that this was a contest between Frapc; abd England, to obtain possession, of the resources of Spain and' Portugal. Li the present situation of Europe, these nations cannot maintain their independence. If they were peevish counsels these have been part and on ly pan of the wrongs and wounds inflicted by. our Ministers on America I And is this to be borne here r Have we no interest in it? Have those who have to pay the taxes, and have no trade, no interest in the conciliation or breech with America ? Have those who have to pay y j the poor rules, no share in the debate whether labouring mechanics shall get their bread, and the bread of their wives and children, bv industry, making them well fed and honest, or shall eat their bread in the work bouse, with idleness in their bands nod vicein their hearts? Have those mechanics no interest iQ the settling of the question ? Ah God ! they not only feel they have, but they grin with rage when their pining children, involuntarily and unconsciously put the question to them ! Yes, basest of Ministers, hear the truth and be appalled ! The mechanic grins with rage at your conduct towards America except when he consciously smiles with hopes of vengeance ! And what was, cr is, the mo live ot your policy towards America ? What were you to get by it ? or what to lose by conciliating her? . What to get, but that satisfying of mean and malignant passions, which gratification is the delight of little minds? What else could you get ? , But that was enough tor you ! , You can hazard ev-ery political evil to gratify poor passions ! You can ear any political evil for this enjoyment ! You can hazard the loss of Ireland, to inflict pain and disappointment on the Catholics ! You can hazard Ireland, to torture'her with a Union ! You can hazard Ireland, to revenge yourselves on the Press ! And you can bear with the loss of Amreicak Commerce, o soothe he, pining regret with which you lost America iiersllf ! It Was that soothing, which you could not bear to part with, that you had to lose by conciliating America.;. Nothing on earth ; besides had you to lose, or could you lose, by i t - i t - 10 years. WANTED,- AS an Apprentice to the Gold and Silversmith Ruthless, a,-14 or 15 years of age. 'One who can bt well recommended for morals, fidelity a.Kl integrity, shall meet with good terms, by applying to WILLIAM PLATT, of Eanes borough. December 4, 1810. ' WANTED IMMEDIATELY, A Journeyman Saddled Harness -Maker PETER BRIGGS. Hancock, Xovembcr 10, 1810. 7 WANTED IMMEDIATELY, AT the Office of the Son, an active, intelligent, and faithhtl LAD, n.bout'15 years of age, as an Apprentice to the Printing Business, the usual encouragement w ill be given. FOR SALE , rY,H AT valuable TAVERN-IIOUSE and Land, A lately owned by Mr. Ezra llall, situated ia I. netborovgh , and lias been improved for a Tav-more th m twelve years, and is rne c&the best str.nds in the Ccunty, on the north and 'south road; Said stand will be sold very cheap, and on a liberal credit j or it will be exchanged far a good improved Farm. For further particulars, inquire of John W. IIulbert, Eq. pf Pittsfield, or th subscriber. H'indsor, Dec . 4, ASAHEL WRIGHT, lsib. DIED, ! At Dalton, on Sunday last, Mr. Roswell Tag-ert, merchant, late of this town. lie was a young gentleman of strict integrity, pleasing deportment, and universally respected by his acquaintance. In this town, on Saturday last, Mrs. Jeffords , consort of Mr. Amasa Jeffords. - On the y:me day, Mrs. Iluldah Burdick, consorC cf Capt. Francis Burdick, aged 46. A few days A FUNERAL SERMON. Just published, and for sale at this Office, price ' 12 cents single, and S 1 per dozen , . ' - A DISCOURSE, occasioned 'by tb lamented death of Mrs. Fa x a r An sis, convert of Mr, ' Arms, of Copway, and delivered i at her funeral, September lf, 1S1G. By JOHN 1 EMERSON, A. M. minister cf Conway. , ALSO, a valuable liUlc Tract, entitled; ... , TIS allTforthe best. Being an interesting narrative of Mral Simpson! by Mm Mak Price 6,cet . M .At j ' - J V . 'W , I . 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