Georgia courier. (Augusta, Ga.) 1826-1837, November 22, 1827, Image 2
GEORGIA COURIER. J. G. M’WHORTER AND HENRY MEALING, PUBLISHERS. Te.rm$.~~'This Paper is pilili-hml every Monday and Thursday af'ernoon, at $5 00 per annum, payable m ad- ▼•Jiee, or 00 at th** expiration of the year. LIT Advertisements pot exceeding a square, inserted the first time or 62 1-2 cents, and 13 3-4 cents for each con- Tiiuanca /ROM litb old Colony memorial. LAW REPORTS. RICHMOND SUPERIOR COURT, ? May Term, 1827. J Rooney and wife vs. Pemberton. An appeal entered by the Clerk on the book of Minutes, after the adjournment of the Court, is not such an acknowledgment of record as will bind the per on whose name is therein stated as security, unless he sign his name to it. But the appeal will not he dismissed, if the security is wil ling to be bound, and in such case he may sign j his name nunc pro tune. In this case a Verdict passed against the defendant in the Court of Common Pleas of the city of Attgnsfa, from which he appealed to this Court. The appeal was entered in tire Clerk’s office after the adjournment of the Court, on the book of minutes which recited that W. J. Hobby Was the security, but the entry was signed only by the appellant & not by his secu rity, Hobby, and the only evidence that Hobby was the security, was a letter writ ten by him to the Clerk, authorizing him to put his name down as security in con formity to law. Crawford Sy Cumming of counsel for the plaintiffs moved to dismiss the appeal, because there was no security, and be cause it was not an acknowledgment of record which would bind Hobby, this en try b .ring been made out of term time By the Court.—This entry not hav ing been made in Court, cannot be called an acknowledgment of record, and there fore as such, the security is not bound : nor is he bound in virtue of his letter which is only a power to Jackson, the Clerk, to bind him, which he has not done by signing his name. But as the security, Hobby, intended to be bound, and injus tice will be done hv dismissing this, and other appeals thus situated, I am disposed to suffer Mr. Hobby to sign the appeal ntuic pro tunc. Crawford & Cumming, for plaintiff. King, Carter, for defendant. RICHMOND SUPERIOR COURT, ) May Term, 1827. 5 Davenport, for ihe use of Cumming, vs. Burton. A forthcoming bond, under the act of 1R11, is good and valid, without containing the proviso in the statute—and the declaration an such bond need not slate that swh property was found sub- Jth't i or that the claimant dismissed his claim.— it is only necessary to set out the bond and the condition, and then assign the non-delivery as a breach. This was Jn action of debt on a birnd given by tlie defendant to the sheriff, for the forthcoming of a negro at the day of sale, which negro had been levied ou by the sheriff and claimed by defend ant. The bond was in three times the amount of the execution, and conditioned to del ; ver the negro on the day of sale. Olive of counsel for defendant, objected to the plaint id’s right to recover, because the bond does not contain the condition Specified ir. the statute, “provided the property is found subject to the execution,” and because there is no allegation in the declaration that the property was found subject. Bui if the Court should be against him on these points, and be of opinion that an action will lie upon such bond where the claimant dismissed his claim, then he contended that there must be an aver ment of that fact in the declaration, and that a general averment of non-delivery, as a breach, is not sufficient. By the Court—This is a forthcoming bond given in three times the amount of the execution, as required bv the statute of 1811, (Prin. Dig. 224,) and the condi- tion is, to deliver the ne°ro to the sheriff 1 " lie » the P» in ter nad represented him as on the day of sale. But the defendant 1 SIIrrounded wilh 80 man y difficulties, that THE GALLERY OF PAINTINGS. “ I would recall the vision which I dreamed Perchance in sleep—for in itself a thought, A slumbering thought, is capable of years— And circles a long life into one hour.” It was immediately after dinner, in one of those warm days, of which we have had a plenty this season, that I stepped into the office. If a person ever feels a lassitude and disclination to engage in any serious business, it is at such a time ; per haps at the time of which I speak I was none the better for engaging “mv Lord Coke.” from the circumstance of my hav ing attended a dancing party the eveni ng before. In order to remove the sensation of drowsiness that begun to steal over me I had recourse to the papers ; but the e- lection of Mr Gorham, the trial of Tar dy the Pirate, and Carte* Beverley’s let ter, alike failed to eugage my attention. I tried the other page—the Gallery of Pain tings—the Coronation o,f Napoleon—Pa norama. I merely regretted that I was obliged to take up with a newspaper ac count of these things, instead of witnes sing them wilh my own eyes. Owing to the festivities of the preceding night or some other cause, I was no longer able to resist the inroads of Morpheus, so dropping mv paper, and leaning back in a huge arm chair, which was probably built when oak timber was no rarity, I dropped to sleep, lulled by the descending of the pattering rain, which those farmers who had hay out, probably have not yet forgotten. Mv dreams were at first of a confused nature and I was transported now to the hall and company of the preceding evening, and and anon to the “dwelling house” of some neighboring Justice. But by degrees “a change came over the spirit of my dream, and a scene was presented to my mind’s idea. I found myself standing before a large painting the work doubtless of a master, as the figures appeared to be full oflife and activity, and at different 'imes to be performing different actions. Yet this inconsistency did not surprise me, but, I rather regarded it as a proof of the painter’s skill—remembering before to have gazed in the evening, on some ancient pertraits, till every eve appeared to bo turned upon me, and I almost expected to see the figures leave their frame's to step our and greet me. Upon examining this painting, the first object that struck my eye, was the migh ty ocean, the waters of which appeared to be in quite as much commotion as was consistent with the safety of any one at tempting its navigation. Upon the fore ground appeared a large boat, which, not withstanding the violence of the waves rendered its management rather trouble some and difficult, still it did not appear to be in much real danger. It had the Amer ican flag flying, with the inscription “Ad ministration.” At the helm sat one, with a calm steady, and unruffled countenance whom I at once knew to he the President of the Uuited States. It was plain that the painter designed to represent him as the master spirit, as one fitted to “ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm,” for he had given a firm, unruffled, and collect ed expression, notwithstanding the viol ence of the tempest. Yet his situation was one which a wise man would hardly envy. In front of his boat rosea dark, singular shaped cloud, t endered at times more visible by flashes of lightning, which I found his enemies designated as a light house of the sky. Close under his lee (& it seemed at times as if the skill of the helmsman was hardly sufficient to keep his boat clear of it) lay the wreck of a West India trading vessel. On the one side, a portly big bellied man, wilh one hand in his breeches pocket, was endeav oring to upsset him with a handspike, on which was inscribed “a turncoat unworthy the support of a Federalist,” while on the other he was assailed by a tattered raga muffin of a sansculotte, who was giving him a sly dab wilh a bludgeon, on which 1 spied “Gag act and Sedition law.” In objects to this declaration, because the bond does not contain the proviso in the act, and that if it does, it is not stated in the declaration. It seems to nu; that it is not necessary to insert in the bond the Words of‘lie proviso in the statute, be cause the proviso is only intended to give an instance of the events in which the property should be sold by the sheriff, and therefore the only condition necessary to be put in the bond, is, the delivery of the property to th" sheriff on the day 'of sale. Phis sale must of course be authorised bv some subsequent proceeding, whereby the Claim is disposed of in such way as no longer to be a bar to the sheriff, and this must be notified to tlie obligor in the bond, in order that he may have an opportunity of complying with the condition of the bond, b'’ delivering the property to the sheriff on the day of sale. This bond I consider good under the statute, and the declaration is sufficiently specific to inform the defendant what he is called upon to answer . the bond and condition age set oui, and the non-delivcrv of the negro assigned as a breach, 'if the plaintiff prove bis case on the trial, be must reco ver, unless the defendant can show that lie was not bound to deliver, and has therefore committed no breach, &c. dec. The defendant ordered to answer over. King, Wilde, for plaintiff. Olive, for defendant. A new coincidence.—The excellent sto ry of the “conjugating Dutchman,” with hjs “I fight, thou lightest, he fights,”dec. which has gone the roundsef all the pa pers, appeared altogether original to us, uutil we recollected the description given by the parish clerk of Cumnor to worthy Mike Lainboorne [Kenilworth] of the t.eath of the old ped^grogue. U J sat by lushed the whilst—he passed away in a blessed frame; ‘ morior-mortuus sum vel fU Si m0n ' I, 11 / 5 ? ' V<;re his la,e8 t words, ,ndhe jusudd*). ■ my seib is j J at times one could hardly help expecting an exemplification of the truth of the old line, “Incidit in Scyllam, qui vult vitare Charibdem.” \ r et the expression of his countenance was such as to show that ifa wreck took place, it would be owing to no fault of the helmsman. Near the helmsman sat oiip, who it was apparent from his situation, was one to whom the heimsman was to look for coun cil and assistance. Him the painter had drawn as rubbing his eyes, which were somewhat weak on account of the “anx ious nights” which he had devoted to the study of the “Rules of the Senarte.” Notwithstanding the violence of the storm, he did not appear to be disposed th render any assistance. On ti e conttary, he ap peared to be placing himself in the wav of those that were disposed to lend a help ing hand, and once or twice I thought I observed him misplacing a bit of rigging, or slyly chucking an oar overboard. I bad no difficulty in recognizing him as tire Vice President. On tlie bows of the boat the painter had placed one who appeared to be carefully clearing away obstacles, and diligently do ing bis duty. He was dressed in the toga of the Roman Orators, and appeared like -one to whom might be applied the words of Virgil : Ille regit dictis Raima? et pectora mulectt I instantly knew him to be theKentuckian, for whom their happened to “ be room.”* The zeal with which he engaged in the management of the bnat formed a striking contrast wilh the conduct of the figure last mentioned. But he was not without his troub les. I observed several who were covertly at work, endeavouring to nndermine the plank on which he stood, with “corrup tion ’aud “disobedience of the will of con stituents ’inscribed on their instruments.— I observed too, that a man, intended to represent Carter Beverly, had waded ofi .romthe shore and eudeavored to pull the * Innmido, th-^bBr^ % as no room f or Ken . -- v ; Jackf/gu, Letter. Secretary overboard, by means 6f a lob- ter gaff. Missing of his aim however, he had entangled his weapon In the hinder part of “the rest of his dress,’’which in ol den time was balled breeches, and, in en deavoring to extricate it, had made a most unseemly rent. At a little distance from the boat, I ob served a figure on horseback, in a military dress, who Appeared determined to swim to the boat against all the obstacles of wind and tide. In bis right hand he brandish ed a hickory, and under his arm was tuck ed the “ Rules and Regulations of the Army." He was well mounted, and in his countenance was an expression of val or and fearlessness, which could not but arrest the attention, even if it failed to en gage the affections. Yet he appeared to make less headway than one would expect at first sight of him and his sturdy beast. But, upon further inspection, I ceased to wonder at this, and was rather surprised that he made any progress at all. Imme diately under his horse’s nose ^floated a torn habeas corpas, which he in vain endea vored to pass. If he turned to the right the corpas of six militia men impeded his progress, and on the nearest point of land on his left, r -se the tombs of Ambrister and Arbuthnot. Here floated the body of Dickerson, while, peeping through the grates of a prison which rose directly' in front, were seen Judge Ford and Judge Breckenridge. A body of Federalists, who at first appeared disposed to assist him, started back at seeing the “ Rules” un der his arm, and a troop of Frenchmen and Spaniards, who were advancing to his rescue, stumbled over the act to relieve the inhabitants of Florida, and made good their retreat as fast as possible. Yet, not withstanding the difficultes with whic hhe wassurrounded—the storm every moment increasing aud the undertow threatning to sweep him away—he was attempting, not to proceed, but to extricate the lobster gaff from Beverley’s breeches. I observed a line attached to his horse’s head by which a New-\ork Senator was endeavoring to keep the beast’s head out of water. Upon my expressing my surprise that he should take so much better care of the horse than of the rider, I was told that he would be very willing to have the General washed oft, if he could hut he sure of taking his place in the saddle. 1 lie next thing in the painting which engaged my attention was a boat, appa rently somewhat damaged, which was floating about in comparatively still water. He who once had its direction, now lav, to appearance, worn out with care and sick ness. There was about him an air of calmness and serenity, which strongly en listed the feelings in his behalf. Altogeth- he had the appearance of one “ more sin ned against than sinning;” and I almost involuntarily advanced to pour the oil of wine into his wounds. I knew that I could not be mistaken in the painter’s de- sign—it must be th# former Secretary of the Treasury. My attention was diverted from him by a little shrivelled up figure, which appear ed to be making torpedoes, and endeavour ing to fire them by means of lightning from the ‘ lighthouse’ of which I formerly spoke. He was endeavouring to place them un der the stern of the administration boat'; and threatened, in case they exploded to his mind, to blow all hands “sky high,” Yet, it was observable that when he suc ceeded in making a blow-up, he generally created as much confusion among Id’s lriends as among his foes. Further on the background appeared a little skiff from Maine. He by whom it was steered was clad in a dress of change able Silk, and appeared to be engaged in studying the doctrine of chances, as apli- cable to the next Presidential election, Out of one pocket peeped the Alfred Res olutions, and in the other was seen “A speech of a Republican Member of the Massachusetts Legislature.” On his boat’s stern appeared “the exclusive Republic an;” which, however, Iris men were fast erasing, and substituting in its lieu, “Ad ams.” At this moment I was roused, by some one slowly entering the office. I started up, righted my chair, tubbed my eyes, and by the time the room iu which I sat was entered, was busily engaged in turning o- ver the leaves of Starkie. But if any one has had the patience to follow mo thus far, I will not trouble him with the sage conversation that ensued between tlie visit or and self; but, making my best bow, bid him good morning. Til. A Correspondent of the Charleston Courier, in commenting on the theory contained in the following line : “ The cold in clime are cold in blood." Concludes his observations with these spirited remarks : Let us come to our native land. When die Pilgrim sought the shrirte of Liberty in this Western wilderness, and braved the horrors of the deep, to bo free and leave his children so, was there no chival ry in that ? When the glare of his dwel ling illuminated the darkness of midnight, and the path through the woods was be sprinkled with the white man’s blood, and the sleep of the cradle was disturbed by the war whoop of jhe savage, and vet all was braved for freedom’s sake ;—was there no chivalry in that ? Who chase the Le viathan amid the storms of the icy Cape, and grapple with the monarch of the deerj —is there no chivalry in that ? If to en dure patiently, to dare nobly, and die bravely, is any part of chivalry—who will deny it to the fathers of New-England and their hardy sons, “whose march is on the mountain wave, whose home is on the deep.” But come to facts. When the brave Montgomery led an army of New-Eng- land men through the wilderness which separates Quebec from Maine, and ap- peared like a meteor to the astonished gar rison ; when he assaulted the icy barri cades of Cape Diamond, and fell covered with glory; did the world deny to him the title of brave, bacause his first breath was drawn far North of Carolina } or were this band of heroes ungenerous who thus toiled and bled for their country? As the Revolution progressed, in ’81, South Ca rolina was in tho hands of the enemy; their garrisons occupied every strong hold and her Patriots languished in dungeons, while the tory population were desolating the country. One of them is thus descri bed :—“On his way hehad to pass thro’ the inhabitants, whose houses he had burned, whose relations he had hanged, and some of whose fellow citizens he had delivered to the Indians, from whose hands they suffered all the tortures which sav ageness has contrived to give poignancy to the pains of death.” In this situation, a New-England man, then proud of the name of Yankee, for it was identified, with the glory of America, undismayed by the dangers of the enterprise, and al though almost daily joining battle with a > more numerous foe, and liable to the dis- i asters of domestic traitors, who wererav- I can prosperity A grandeur, that would cast us back on those disastrous days well re membered by many here present, which accrued between the acknowledgement of of independence, and the ratification of the present constitution, when there was deplorable proof that all the natural ad vantages of the world are of little avail, without good government to develope, ad vance and establish them. Suffer me to add a wish which doubtless is that of Mr. Madison, that party may spare at least the the pillars of our political mansion, that in the strife of the politics of place, the prin ciples the resources, and the institutions of our country may, like its religion, be held sacred by all. We copy the following article from the Virginian, printed at Lynchburg. It has reference to the report that General Jack- son had stationed himself in the lobby of the Senate of the United States, wilh a determination to enter the chamber du nging the country : Green, with a spirit ! ring the session, and chastise Mr. Eppes, which placed him next to Washington, j a niember, for language used in refereuce came to the rescue of Carolina, and when I to him (the geaeraljupon the floor of that accumulated dangers thickened around branch ofthenational legisIalure.The mode of punishment proposed, was, we hear, that of cutting off the ears ofthe offending Senator. From the commission of this him, and he was advised to abandon the struggle, he replied—“I will recover the country or die in the attempt,” This nigh: hideous with the blaze of their fire at the heights of Lundy’s Lane—they were the yeomanry of New England.— Shades of M’Donough, Lawrence and Perry ! has chivalry no wreath for your brows—no escutcheon foryoursepulchres? Did “selfinte.-est” transport the Hero of Erie to the head of the van, in the raging of the battle, wilh no armour but the “Star spangled baener,” which he spread in de fiance to his astonished foe ? or were those ihe lurid fires of self-interest, that lighted the spirit of the gallant Brooks, when the shouts of victory bro he upon his dying ear, and kindled with a smile, the features of the expiring youth ? Never, as long as your native hills shall endure, will chival ry own a brighter son. Away with the degrading thought that either the North 4r the Souih would willingly oppress the other. Self interest is as much felt ktere as any where. It is self-interest that ex cites the whole controversy ;—but heaven forbid, that, however it may induce each party ta watch over and promote its own welfare, it should ever sully that generous and lofty principle, which after all, binds together the descendants of our Revolu tionary fathers. They fought, they toiled, they bled, and they triumphed “as a band of brothers ;” and despite the flippant and thoughtless suggession of a few ambitious young men—they will, themselves, on re flection, think better of oar national char acter, and no more mingle in matters of mere pecuniary calculation, embittered hostility to our fellow citizens, aud thus lay the foundation of animosities which every good man must deplore, and every patriot deprecate. UNION. was said in the darkest hour of that day rash actj the General was, as h is said, ‘•which tried men s sou.i, ’ Here was no prevented by an assurance from Commo- i.jom for gasconade, in the midst of pov- 1 do re Decatur, that he must enter the Sen- 11 y. oes and famine ; he swore to res- j a t e Chamber over his(Decatur’s)dead bo- ‘T South Carolina, and he did it—was d y, to do suc |, a de ed. t m no chivalry, no generosity in that ?— “ Jackson and Decatur.—Some people f'* l, ‘\ us co f e to diore recent dates.—i a ffe c t to doubt the accuracy of the state- )o irst broke the spell ol British invin- j ment relative to Jackson and Decatur, cibiluy on the ocean? It was a Yankee, j A writer in the Richmond Whig, calls on Whir men composed the band ofthe gal- Littleton W. Tazewell aud John Tyler, lant Miller, that thrice drove the British | Esqs. who are both of the opposition, to regulars from their cannon, and made say whether they do not know it to be true. We undeistood, months ago, that Mr. Tyler had stated the circumstances as coming within his knowledge, as lie was a member of congress at the time.” We believe there are persons in this city; who have heard the late Commodore Decatur state the facts above noticed.— We should suppose that the truth of the report, would operate most strongly agaiust the person implicated in the charge. U. S. Gazette. Political Nomenclature.—To those not verised in the arcana of the two political armies who are waging their warfare with so much fury, it is a problem of no oasv solution, what is ihe real state of their forces, and to whom fortune and victory seem most prone to incline. It is one erf the stratagems of war, as we all know, for each party to represent its loss after a battle as trifling as possible—and in this respect our public meetings appeal partly to follow the same course, but occasion- ally they go upon a widely different ground. After a demonstration has been made by one army, the leaders of the other forthwith publish and declare that the demonstration was made by their own soldiers, that the Jackson meeting was, composed of Adams men, and that the Adams meeting in like manner consisted of Jackson men—a most amicable warfare truly ! Again these friendly enemies ap pear so rejoiced at one another’s victo ries, that no movement can take place but each bray their trumpets, and cry aloud that “ Victory is ours”—“ Prospects ne ver were better”—“ Jackson of stem ih- tegrhy”—“ Adams of unyielding firm ness” are each succeeding. “ Factious oppositions” “ corrupt coalitions”-— “ hlood-thirstv spirit”—“ liberties of the country”—“ 'vile tariffforeign de- pendence”--“south tributary to the north” —“ influence of the north paralyzed bv slaves,” and so on ad infinitum are the sounds that deafen aud stun those worthy people that chance to receive both fires, and who dare not trust themselves to ei ther of these wicked hosts. All this jar gon is a language not to be understood— an improvement upon the confusion of Babel—a braying of trum|>ets and a clash ing of armor in which it is difficult to distin guish friend from foe. Each army seems to be travelling upon a tread-mill—with out advance or prospect of advance, and unless new names are adopted which will have some significance, or a new coTps of patriots is organized, we see little pros pects of bringing light out of such politi cal darkness.—[W. Y. Statesman. Fof bis military services reward hfe if not already abundantly rewarded, but do so appropriately. The policy of onr country is peace Let us use ever means in our power' preserve it. Let it be once understood that arms, the success uf arms is ihe road to civil preferment, to the presidency then farewell peace. Every ambitious demagogue, incapable of distinguishing himself by talents, by the efforts of ro ; n [j will sigh for more speedy and successful means of distinction. He will sigh and pant for war, and in one lucky moment by one fortunate cast of the die, will ar* rive at the height of his ambition—to sonic lefty distinction, where else he had never arrived, and for which only the study and preparation and experience of half a lif,. time could qual.fy any one. But lie | Ja . gained a victory, and he must, therefore fit or unfit, have the highest civil office ’ “ Strike the drums ! and let the tongues of « Plead for our interest.” AUGUSTA. THURSDAY. NOV. 22, i 82 - ft? “ Union” in our next. DINNER TO PROFESSOR LIST. After the regular toasts were disposed of, & Professor List’s Address concluded, Mr. Ihgersoll pave The health and happiness of James Madi- s °n—The fatheraud guardian ofthe con stitution. Prefaced with nearly the fol lowing observations; If Washington was the Father of our Country, Mr. Madi son is entitled to be considered the Fa ther of that Constitution, by which it has accomplished eminent prosperity and pow er Without ever appealing to the passions, but always addressing the reason of his fellow citizens, this illustrious Patriarch, through a long career of public functions, as a niember of Congress before the pre sent Constitution, of the Convention which formed it, of Congress afterwards, °f Legislature of Virginia, when his tesolutions of 1/98 were adopted, as Sec retary of State, and as President of the United States, impressed as much, if not more of his mind, than that of any other on our now well defined and established Institutions. During his administration, the v underwent their severest trials, and achieved their most signal and enduring triumphs. He took the helm of State in a storm, which ravaged all Christendom, and destroyed many governments. He is the Pilot that weathered the storm.— When lie retired to voluntary seclusion, he left us in peace, prosperity and glory. While the consummate commander to whom we owe so much, was heroically clo sing the second struggle for independence, bv the most brilliant and masterly Victories, Mr. Madison, supported by Mr. Monroe, the late Mr. Dallas, and the present Mr. Rush, sustained and conducted that strug gle with a courage, coirstancy and efficacy as much transcending military prowess and exploit, as the Declaration of Indepen dence does any battle of the Revolution as mind is superior to matter. You all have no doubt read with tne emotions it „ calculated to inspire, Mr. Madison’s late letter to the public, by which, as the ever- watchful guardian of the constitution, he comes forth from his sacred retirement, to condemn the resolutions of the last Legis lature of Virginia, which deny the power of Congress to legislate for the promotion of manufactures—the only occasion during a momentous life, protracted to now near ly eighty years, that he has deemed suffi ciently urgent to induce such an interpo sition by him. Nec Deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice nodus. Such a voice on such an occasion break ing through such retirement to save the Constitution, is as delightful as it most be decisive. With his aid there can be no thing to fear. We shall hear no more, it may be hoped, of a misconsruction that wonld unnerve the ceastitution of repuMi- Our last contained an error in the name of the Surveyor General. Mr M’Br vde was elected. We resume t^c publication of Law R*,. ports, which unavoidable circumstances have interrupted. The Legislature has I een doing little,, since our last, of general interest. A'pro--* position to lemove the seat of Govern ment to Macon, and a counter one to en large the present State House for tho more comfortable accommodation of the Legislature, have been laid on the table of the House of Representatives. It is to be hoped something final will be done on this subject, that the uncertainty of her prospects may cease to operate so injuriously to Milledgeville. If she is to be sacrificed, let it be done, and not prat- tract the agony. It is also proposed to lend the Darien- Bank Bills, now in the Treasury »>f the State, as a more profitable procedure that% to let them lie useless in the Treasury. Also, to compel Sheriffs to loiry execu tions as soon as received, or when requi red by plaintiffs or their attorneys. As the law stands, so the Sheriff lias the mo-' ney at the succeeding Court, lie may in dulge at his discretion. We do not think the law would be bettered by such an al teration, laying the debtor at the metcy of a vindictive creditor. As it is, tho officer stands between them to haslen the P a J m cet oil one side, while he restrains the effects ofimpetuous avarice & revenge on the other. FROM THE LANCASTERIAN REPORTER. THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON. This gentleman is a military chieftain. He has fought bravely and gained many victories. Often he appeared “With purpled hands. Dy ed in the dying slaughter ot his couutry’s foe His most splendid acchievement was bis victory at Waterloo—at least it was one in which he gained most laurels, and for it his country felt and appropriately evinced its gratitude. His praise was on every tongue. He was the subject ol his monarch’s pride—the artist’s skill and the poet’s song. He was hailed as the politi cal avenger of the nation’s wrongs, and the saviour of his country. In truth he did render to his country the most signal military services. Hii victory at Water loo, was as important, and more so, to the English nation, as the victory of New^Or- leans was to the United States. How was the conqueror of Waterloo rewarded ? —The English government opened to Wellington her purse—she presented him with gold ; but the Americans are called upon to reward the conqueror of New Or leans with the highest civil office in the world. How appropriate the conduct of England, and how inappropriate would we act! We are not the eulogists of England —we are not the admirers of her govern ment, but in this particular her example is worthy of imitation. When the highest office in the English cahinet lately was twice vacant, was Wellington appointed to fill it? No he, is merely a warrior and rewarded as such. He held the highest military post ; but Jackson is a warrior, and must therefore be made President of the United Stales. —•©#«- We have seen a Coin (8 Reals) of Guatamala, sent as a memento by our late Minister to a friend in this city. The de* sign is appropriate and beautiful. On one side the Sun of Liberty is seen rolling his glorious orb up the steep ascent ofthe Andes, and already irradiating their bleak summits With the light of Freedom. A pot tion of his rays shoot beyond even the lofty summit of Chimborazo, and gild with a glorious effulgence the clouds which float as pure as ether above the beautifut plains of Chili and Peru. This device is surrounded on the margin with “Repub- - lica del Centro de America”—The Republic of Central America. On the other side, rises in beautiful proportions, the Tree of Liberty. It occupies the whole field. No rival growth, not a shrub nor weed, divide with it the pasturage of the soil,or dispute its undivided enjoyment of tne air and light of Heaven. Around It are the words, “ Libre Cresca Fecp.v- do”—When free, it grows luxuriantly Thus beautifully acknowledging the truth of the maxim, that Liberty is not to be trammelled by too numerous or unneces sary regulations, but should be left to be preserved by the virtue, and illustrated bv the intelligence of the people. We have read the address of the vener able Col. Willet at the Administration meeting in New-York; and thongh every word the old patriot says may be true, we do not think it so much to the point, as that of Col. Rutgers on the opposite side of the question. Col. Willet seems to think Gen. Jackson couldnevcr have kill ed so many Indians as represented, be cause the venerable old man, when he was an Indian fighter, had not been so successful. Neither Pickens nor Clark killed as many ; yet that does not dero gate from their merits. The Cherokees called the former, the “ great warrior.”— Besides, we must think, without drawing any invidious conclusion, that the Indian warriors of those days, were a very differ ent kind of fellows, from the present rein*, nants of a degenerate race. In the days of Pickens, Clark and Willet, the Indians gave as good as they received, and some times better. We like the spirit of Col. Rutgers’ address, although its main posi tion may not told true in all cases. We believe General Jackson fired hi* musket.