. Mr. Thamu has lately re-published a small volume of
lord Byron’s poems. In it there are some not before
published. The following- satire on the Padres Recent
of England, although not of that pungeut character
which marks the pasquinade on the next page, supposed
to have been Written between the tombs of Henry VHI.
and Charles I. is yet of so galling and severe a kind as,
hot to have found any publisher in England. It was'
f tinted here from the manuscript of lord Byron. The
nest poem in the volume is, beyond all comparison, the
Ode to St. Helena. A perusal of it is worth more than
the price-of the volume. It is a noble tribute from a great
Blind to a great man in adversity.—Phil. Pefho. Press
THE TRIUMPH OF THE WHALE.
* lo Psean! Io! sirtg
To the finny people's king—
Not a mightier whale than this
In the vast Atlantic is;
■Not a fatter fish than he
Flounders round the polar sea;
Bee his blubber—at his gills
What a world of drink he swjjls!
From his trunk as from a spout
Which next moment he pours out,
8uch his person: next declare
Muse! who his companions are;
Every fish of generous kind
Scuds aside or slinksdjehind,
But about his person keep
All the mdnstcrs of the deep;
Mermaids with their tails and singing
His delighted fancy stinging—
Crooked dolphins, they surround him,
Dog-like seals, they fiwu around him;
Following hard, the progress mark
Of the intolerant salt sea shark—
For his solace and relief
Flat fish are his courtiers chief—
Last and lowest in the tr,:in;
Ink-fish, libellers of the main,
Their Black liquor sheds in spite—
(Such on earth the things that write,)
In his stomach, someTio say;
No good thing can ever stay;
Had it been the fortune of it
To have swallowed the old prophet,
Three days there he’d not have dwell’d
f lutin one had been expeil’d.
lapless mariners are they
Who beguil’d as seamen say,
Beaming it some rock or island,
Footing sure, safe spot and dry land,
i Anchor in his scaly rind;
Soon the difference they find,
Sudden, plumb, he sinks beneath them:
Does to ruthless waves bequeath them:
Name or title what has he?
I* .he the Regent of the sea?
from the difficulty free us
Buffon, Banks, or sage Linnaeus?
With his wonderous attributes,
Say—what appellation suits?
By his bulk, and by his size,
By his oily qualities,
This, or else my eve-sight fails—
This should be the Prince of Wuai.es!!
Vevat, (r. t.) July 10.
David Wilson, of Port William, Gallatin county, K. is
now seventy eight years of age—he has had four wives
end by them forty two children. His oldest child is but
sixteen years ydunger than himself His second wife had
five children at two births in eleven months. Mr. Wilson
is a native of Pennsylvania—drinks grog freely—convers
er with ease and affability—and supports his family by
labor. He has worn a hat twenty two years, which
still passa^’ decent.—Register.
A CURIOUS DEFINATION.
By an act of parliament, in England, every person is
obliged to have his name and residence painted on the
back of his cart, us£d for the purpose of riding in. To
prevent its being so easily read as it goes, a division is
not commonly made between the words. A country
man, seeing one in Bury, with the letters—ahostoddac-
-Towataxxd&iit—read it—a most odd met on a taxed cart;
its true meaning was—Amos Toddy Acton; a taxed cart.
-mrnm <&> —i
Be van, at the ttaagon
been purchased for their
With all his faui
Gommodore Barney, in addressing the voters of prince
George’s, observed, that he never knew democrats and
Jfderalistt to agree but in one instance, viz: to runaway
mm ■»: ®: «■
By the arrival of the ship Amity, captain Stanton, the
editors of the Mercantile Advertiser 11 jive received Li
verpool papers and advices to the 16th, London papers
to the 14th, and a single Lloyd’s List, of the 12th of July.
We have made a few extracts not noticed by car Balti
The latest letters from Liverpool represent the market
for American produce as rather improved. Georgia up
land cotton was selling at 17$ to 19d. During ttie last
fortnight the sales had amounted to 16000 bags.—JY. f
.Mercantile Advertiser, 27th ult.
London, July 12.
Letters from Spain mention that Ferdinand the seventh
has ordered a small squadron to be fitted out against the
Algerines, and that the fortress of Centa is to be put in
complete repair, and the garrison reinforced.
A particular paper devoted to Marquis Wellesley, con
tradicts the report of any overture or negociation for the
purpose of bringing his lordship into office.
Tne distress for want of labor in the manufacturing
towns of Devonshire exceeds all former precedent, at
least within the memory of its oldest inhabitants. The
India company who, for the last twenty years, have
bought about 240,000 long ells annually, have for the
last t\vo or three years (in consequence of the high price
of wool) reduced their purchase of this article one half.
Jaly 13.—The Paris papers of the 10th arrived at one
o’clock, this day. They contain no news of any interest.
The 5 per cent, consols were on Tuesday 59 fr. Bank
Government propose to allow the shipping interest to
land their goods, except exciseable and some other par
ticular articles, at the different suffrance wharves on the
river, instead of compelling them to incur the heavy ex
pense of going into the London dock. This arrange
ment will be a great relief to the commercial world, as
the-expe-nse of the docks bore very hard upon the mer
chants of London.
Aletter received on Thursday from Cadiz says, "At
length we have heard of the insurgent fleet, commanded
by admiral Brown; it was off Lima, and had taken the
valuable ship Consequents, belonging to this port.”
The date is not mentioned, but it is presumed it was a
very recent event.
Messrs.. Anderson St Co. of Fertnov, propose to pay
their creditors eight shillings in the pound, as follows?
Two shillings in two years, three shillings in three years
three in four years, and two shillings more at the. end
of five years, should they be able. The committee have
advised the creditors to accept this offer. -
Evans, the pedestrian, who has undertaken to walk
fifty-six miles per day for eighteen days, on Newmarket
Heath, is expected to complete the same this day. He
walks with apparent ease and great swiftness, for such
an extraordinary undertaking.—Cambridge paper.
We announce, with great concern, that the banking-
house of Messrs. Benjamin and Joshua Ingham, of Hud
dersfield, suspended their payments on Thursday last
at eleven o’clock in the morning.—Leeds' Mercury.
The distresses which have for some time prevailed in
Northumberland, have been this week much aggravated,
by the stoppage of the banking establishment of Messrs!
John and Thomas Cook & Co. at Saunderland and Wear-
mouth. This is another of the numerous country bank
ing houses that drew upon Messrs. Bruce Sc Co.-*-ib. 1
Gold has fallen again. The finest Portugal gold is 31
19s per ounce; dollars are at 4a 10$d; standard silver at
London, July 5.
A few weeks since, we announced the baptism, by im
mersion, of two respectable clergymen, the rev. Mr. Snow
and the rev. Mr. Bevan, who from conscientious motives,
have lately resigned their connection with the established
church. We have now to notice on the 14th ult. two of
their colleagues, who have also resigned desirable prefer
ments, the rev. George Baring and the rev. Mr. Evans,
? (fiance, ekq.Vere baptised V the fcb.]| tened his Absolution.
. .u_ 9— chapgl h, Taunton, which has
. their accommodation.
THE SOCIETY OF PRIEN&S
or . .
FOREIGNERS IN DISTRESS.
London, June 6.
The ninth anniversary of the "Society of Friends of
Foreigners in Distress,” was yesterday celebrated with
increased splendor. The duke of Kent was in the chair
—many of the foreign ministers were present, and an as
semblage of distinguished individuals. ^
The duke of York, lord Castiereagh, and Mr. Vansit-
tart, sent apologies for not attending.
The healths of her majesty, as protectress of the insti
tution, and of the emperor of Russia, and king of Prus
sia, as protectors, were drank with loud applause.
His royal highness, the chairman, mentioned that more
than four thousand obj-.-cts had been relieved by the so
ciety Since its institution. *
On the health of the American minister being giveii
Mr. Adams addressed the company, in a neat and elo
quent speech, in which he took occasion, most forcibly,
to point out the incomparable merit of the institution, its
inestimable value to the world at large, and imperative
claim upon the country of even.' individual of,whatever
nation, who had at heart the happiness of his fellow be-
After dinner, a collection of seven hundred and fifty
pounds was made in aid to the funds of the institution.
London, July 3.
STATE OF THE COUNTRY.
As a striking exemplification of the unprecedented dis
tress of the manufacturing classes, we present our read
ers with the following memorial, which has obtained up
wards of 19,000 signatures in Bolton, Crowbent, Leigh
and the neighborhood!
To his royal highness George, prince regent of the unit
ed kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with their
dependencies—this humble Memorial of the under
signed, being master manufacturers of COTTON
GOODS, and workmen who have been employed in
that once extensive and important manufacture,
That your royal highness’s humble memorialists, who
are true and faithful subjects to his majesty, under
who%s royal banners many of them have fought and
bled, but now they are returned home, cannot obtain
food, are brought to dire distress, which is every day
becoming more poignant; and unless some means of re
lief be speedily devised, one common ruin must involve
masters and workmen.
That this gener 1 and increasing evil may be ascribed
to several causes, as—1st, to a prevailing system of re
ducing wages: this system must F ad times decrease the
value of the stock On hand, which is sometimes immense
and hath often proved ruinous to the best houses—2d,
the exportation of the half wrought material, as twist
and weft. By this traffic, one part of his majesty’s sub
jects work to enable foreigners to do without the other
part, and hence the restrictive measures adopted by fo
reign governments against the manufactures of the me
morialisrts.—And also a third evil, growing out of the
former two, viz: the most able of the masters have, either
altogether or partly, declined the manufacture—whilst
others by repeated sacrifices of depreciated stocks, have
been bankrupts. Hence many thousands are out of em
ploy, whilst those who have any cannot, on a fair ave
rage one with another, earn more than four shillings
and three pence per week, anchtwo years since they could
earn twelve shillings and nine pence in the same time.
The cotton manufacture has given employment to
many hundred thousands of persons in the united em
pire. Shall these and the trade perish together? No!
Your princely breast will feel for your future people,
our present ward; all of whom love, and,many of whom
fought for your royal house, and the liberty of their
dear native land.
Your royal highness is the memorialist’s only hope
under heaven. They, therefore, humbly pray, that your
royal highness would be graciously pleased to take unto
your royal highness’s most serious consideration, their
distress; and without dictating, or presuming to point
out what should be done in this arduous case, the me
morialists pray for speedy relief.
FOREIGN EXTR ACTS,
From a file of London and Liverpool papers to the 16th of
July, received at the office of the JYew-Tork Evening
Liverpool, July 15.
Right honorable R. B. Sheridan.—VVe have this week
the painful offire of recording the death of the right ho
norable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, who, after an illness
of some continuance, expired on Sunday, the 7th instant.
Mr. Sheridan filled so important a station in the public
history of our times, that his death cannot be passed over
as that of an ordinary man; yet for a long while he has
been in effect dead to the world, and an occasional pa
ragraph in a newspaper is all that has announced to us
the existence of the friend, the associate the rival, of
some of the greatest names that adorn our annals. In
that bright constellation of genius, be shone a star of tile
Mr. Sheridan, like Mr. Burke, held a distinguished
rank-in letters as well as in politics, and was indeed cal
culated to ^xcel in every pursuit which he attempted.—
Nature had gifted him with all the requisites for public
speaking. Yet the middle, rather than the higher, walks
of oratory were the objects of his preference. His feel
ings, perhaps, were not sufficiently ardent: he was too
completely master of himself to be carried away by that
enthusiastic ardor, to which alone the palm of fervid elo
quence belongs; but classical correctness of taste, and
consummate purity of diction, were conspicuous in
every thing he delivered, and in his elaborate oration on
Mr. Hasting’s trial, he proved that he could wield at
will the weapon ofGoiiah. Asa debator, he was truly
admirable—a felicity of expression, almost unrivalled; a
happy vein of humor, raillery light and easy, or pointed
with the keenest sarcasm and bitterest irony, as occasion
jrompted; an imagination brilliant and fertile; a pecu-
l iar talent of amplifying what seemed abstruce, and of
rendering his opponent’s argument rediculous: all these,
aided by a perfect command of temper, a coolness and
precision of reasoning when he found it necessary, and a
memory tenacious, not merely of the arguments, but of
the words of his antagonist, rendered him an invaluable
acquisition to any party. Yet, though assailed by nume-
rovs temptations; though pressed by continual and in
creasing difficulties; and though, since the death of Mr.
Fox, the party to which he was attached have been. uni
formly excluded from office. Mr. Sheridan preserved to
the last his political consistency. When, however, great
occasion called for unanimity, he repeatedly shewed that
he was willing to * irget political differences.
Of Mr. Sheridan’s literary character, neither time nor
space will allow us to speak in adequate terms: nor do
we feel ourselves competent to appreciate them. By'
universal suffrage he is allowed to have been the author
of the best commedy of his day, and this is surely no
mean praise. Yet, perhaps, it may be questioned,
whether the merit of this production do not rather con
sist in the exquisite satire which it conveys, in the quick
reciprocation, and sparkling wit of the dialogue, than in
the delineation of character, or the construction of the
plot. But wherever the merit lies, we feel it to be trans-
cedent. As for the moral, it must be confessed to be
faulty, but alter seeing the School for Scandal, who talks
of its defects? The caustic satire, and stringing ridicule
of its celebrated farce, have scarcely been excelled; but
it has been suggested from high authority, that the effects
as to the suge have been prejudicial to the display of dra
matic talent. The genius of Shakespeare may fearlessly
stand the test of ridicule; but many a poet has been de
terred from tragedy by the powerful burlesque of the
In private society, and in the unrestrained freedom of
convival intercourse, the delightful conversation, the easy
palyful wit of Mr. Sheridan, made him every where
courted and caressed. His wit was undebased by the al
loy of envy or of malice; it flowed freely and without
an effort; feeling his own superiority, he disdained the
jealousy of competition, and when others wished to
shine, he good naturedly gave way. Thus at once, the
idol of public and private popularity, we may lament,
but can scarcely wonderthat he yielded to the firm voice
of pleasure, and suffered himself to be hurried away in
to the vortext of dissipation!
The latter years of Mr. Sheridan’s life were passed
under a succession of disappointments and embarrass
ments, Which doubtless, preyed upon bis spirits and haa-
Let not him hawCTef, -~
ded our Extended our national fa
whnse potent ©all we have wept and- Smiled—who
has‘beguiled us of oar cues, ami added to our most ra-
had a plaj
. let not Kim be. judged too roughly.—
he was to greet a man, that “we scar*
shaU'iepk upon his like again.” Let us then forget his
imperfections, and cherish the recollection of his genius
and his patriotism: i
“Be every harsher thought suppress
“And sacred be tbe*If»t;ldngrest.” *
* Loirtoir, July 9. ..
r .DINAND vn AND BARON Dfe KOLLY..
era will remember, that in 1810, government
“ > liberate Ferdinand VH. similar to the on^j
.ready effected the escape of the marquis de
la Romans. The person entrusted with this commission
assumed the name of baron de Kotly, and besides the ne
cessary credits and credentials, he was furnished with the
original letter written by Charles IV. to George HI. in
1802, notifying the marriage of his ion, the prince of Aus-
turias, and containing a marginal note from the marquis
of IVellesley, in corroboration of his mission. A small
squadron was also sent to cruize off' thit part of the
French cOast most contiguous to Valencay, under the
orders of commodore Cockbufn, to be in readiness to re
ceive tKe royal fugitive. On a sudden, the baron de Kol-
ly was seized, arid the plan frustrated, but the real parti
culars were never known till lately. .
Sir G. Cockbiim, who had been entrusted tvith part
of the project, in his late intercourse with Bonaparte,
expressed’ a strong wish to know by what means De
Kolly had been discovered and arrested, and the true
circumstances of the affair So totally unknown in Eng
land, adding, that if no motive of state policy interven
ed he WaS anxious to hear the whole disclosure, Bona
parte readily consented, and told him that De Kolly ar
rived in Paris and lived in the greatest obscurity, dres
sed shabby, and only eat his meals at c eap cook-shops
in the suburbs. However, he was not satisfied with the
common wine served up, and asked for the best Bor
.deaux, for which he paid five francs per bottle. This
contrast of poverty and luxury excited suspicions ih the
waiters of two houses he thus frequented, -and being in
■the pay of the police, they immediately sent in a report.
Kolly was watched and soon afterwards seized with all
his papers. Bonaparte said, he then procured a person
as nearly resembling Kolly - as could be found, to carry
on the English stratagem, under a hope that Ferdinand
would have fallen into the trap; and with all the original
credentials, this agent of the French police went to the
castle of-Valencay, under pretext of selling some trinkets;
Ferdinard, however, (said. Bonaparte,) was too great a
coward to enter into the views proposed to him; but in
stantly gave information of what had been communicated
.to his first chamberlain, Amazaga, in a letter written to
Mr. Bertliemy, governor of the castle. By this means
Ferdinand escaped being placed at the mercy of Bona
parte, whose intention was to intercept him in his flight.
Dublin, May 23.
GRANT THE IRISH ROBBER.
A person, generally known by the name of Captain
Grant, whose extraordinary endowments render him
competent to achieve much good or evil, after having es
caped, by means which appear miraculous,, from various
gaols, was some time since lodged in tliat of Marybo
rough, the capital of the Queen’s county. Here, being
abundantly supplied with money, he treated the prison
ers with such things as the place afforded; and repeated
ly told the Sheriff, as well as the numerous persons
whose curiosity induced them to visit him, that he would
elude their vigilance, in defiance of every exertion they
could make. The discovery that he. had cut bis irons
nearly through, leaving only sufficient remaining to keep
them together, and the substitution of others of most
singular weight and thickness, did not appear to discon
cert him; he laughed at the zeal of the officers of the de
tachment, which had induced them to take lodgings op
posite the goal, as a measure of increased security.—
The night after the immense irons were put on him, he
cut through them, and through those of twenty-two
other men, charged with capital offences: and rushing
forward at their head, knocked down two soldiers sta
tioned in the passage, then the turnkey and his assist
ants; and opening the door, the key of v. hich he had
seized, knocked down two soldiers who were the out
side ofit, and taking their arms, as he had done those
in the passage, ran down the street, with six of his asso
ciates, crying- ‘stop thief,’ till the darkness of the night
rendered pursuit unavailing.—On the first alarm in the
prison, a man confined for debt, and who Was taking tea
with the gaoler, ran into the passage, and with great
presence of mind shut the iron gate, by which means
the flight oft 16 of the felons was fortunately prevented
and they were remanded to their former quarters. The
escape of Grant was almost immediately proclaimed
through the country by his depredations. The night
after ne carried ott' Mr. While’s coach horses from
Scotswr&th, between Montrath and Abelaix;—he com
mitted a robbery near Waterford, sixty English
miles distant, and returning with near equal rapidity,
plundered the house of Mr. Horan, close to Maryborough,
of every article of value, as is his general practice! He
is sometimes numerously attended, and on other occa
sions only by one or two. He observes that he never
broke into any house, but that he walks into all, which
is literally the case; for he depredates at night-fall, when
persons are off their guard, and by the time his business
is accomplished darkness favors lus escape. So general
is the alarm occasioned by this extraordinary delinquent,
that most of the houses in the Queen’s county, and many
in the counties of Kildare, Carlow,Kilkenny; and Water
ford, are barricaded at dusk, and till the following
morning, scarce any circumstance could occasion a do
.. ... _ ewnptay^ Officers, a bo\it
W proVisons; that the parties came to blows n*" 1
the contest 21 Ofthe Hudson’s Bav people were L-n 1 "*
including thegAyemor.Mr. Semple P re klU «d.
As this melancholy report is given variouslv we c
bear saying any thing Ikrther on the subject, until 1°''
intelligence in an unquestionable shape, and from „
sotfree. There is also another gloomy report of a -? Ure
of Hudson's Bay traders, twenty in number, having-wT 7
last winter to Arathepaseow Lake, where 8evente^ n< c
them -perished for the want of provisions—the other thr
were saved by geltiiie to’one of &e posts of th e s d
West company. It is reported too, that Mr Dunr 11
Cameron, ohe of the North West company’s atr em
Itts been made a prisoner by one of the Hudson?
Bay company’s ofiicers, and carried to York Factory
Such are the disagreeable rumorS now in circulation. 7 ’
FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN.
The following is an extract of aletter from a lieu» tI ,
ant of the American navy, attached to the Mediterr
nean squadron, to his friend in Viginia.
United States’ ship Washington,
Gibraltar Bay, July 6“ 1816
“I wrote you on the morning of our arrival, w!.™-
supposed we should not remain here more than twelv
hours—some days, however, have elapsed, and we &
still in Gibraltar. The' Java arrived yesterday, and w
are momentarily expecting to see'the Constellation
Erie; this I presume accounts for but- delay.
“Our minister Mr. Pinckney, is treated with much at
tentionby the governor, See. and has dined on shorel!
The English officers seem disposed, on all occ .sions ?
be very attentive: and I hope tliere ii no desire on im
part to reciprocate the feeling.
“The Dutch fleet, under admiral Vatl Capeli, eonsis
ting of four frigates and one sloop of war, is living in
the Bay; he has been off Algiers, but failed in the' .V
ciation, and is now waiting tHfe arrival, of a reinforce"
mentfrom Hollane, when he contemplates a second vi"
sit. . The Dutch officers have also been very civil ■ n i
profess great friendship for the United States “ 0
“I was this morning introduced to the above admir 1
who appeared to be well acquainted with my durac?-’
as he said, from English account*. He expressed much
surprize to find me so young a man, saying, “it Was ‘
use for Americans to go to sea to acquire their profa
sion, for it appeared to be their birth right.
“t should infer, from all I can learn, that a war, tithe-
with Spain or some of the Barbaiy powers, is bv J
means an improbable event: and that too at no h;,
tant period.” -
to be opened in a district so
pitality, and still so animatedly''alive to it. At one of
the houses visited a few days since by Grant, attended by
12 men, well armed} “the captain” amused himself at
the piano forte, whilst tea was preparing, and his associ
ates were packing up all the things they conceived worth
being carried on.
:ance could occasion a aoo*» , -> ’
justly celebrated for lios- Ld ‘ lttle moT $ ■**“" a y ear affo b . v aCblony of about frrtr
IlinnSfrimiQ TMTTllllPS trnm i>nnni>nfum$ T'l-»ott
REED MAK1ITO MACHINE.
This piece of American mechanism, Whith destnu
to be placed on a par with that for cutting wire ai
making cards, is capable of completing two weavtrj
reeds at a single operation. As this involves the prepat.
ation of the wood, the Use of the twine to bind the stt:l
wire, fcc. the reader may judge of the ingenuity of the
contrivance. It is a combination of various mechanical
powers in play at the same time. Governor Tompkins,
much to lus credit, has used every, exertion to bring it
into use; but, where manufacturers languish, there was no
demand for reeds.
The Society of Useful Arts also gave their unanimous
testimony hi its favor: and, one of its members, who was
not present at the meeting, but who examined it since,
pronounces it “a rare piece of mechanism—admirably
fitted to the purpose intended, with an uncommon excel
lency of finish in all its parts.” “The reeds produced
are certainly superior in regularity and firmness to any
I have ever seen, and equal to any I can suppose to be
made any where or in any manner.*’ Mr. W. however,
after offering the machine to his country, and seeking
patronage in vain, has this day shipped it for Europe.—
There it will add to the perfection and expedition of
English and Irish manufactures, and, we trust, make the
inventor’s fortune. We cannot but wish that it had been
made known in New England*: nevertheless, we are
confident of Mr. W’s. patriotism; he is a man, we bf iieve,
who has served his country faithfully: and having- dcae
his duty as a citizen and soldier, she has, in pear:, r.o
claims that ought to debar him from employing hii'A-
ents to the best advantage.
Mr. Jeptha A. Wilkinson, the inventor though a \"ev
Englander by birth, resides in Ot»ego county, New-York.
And of great importance, are,
1. A very improved machine for spinning wool ar.d
cotton, so superior to the common spinning-jennv as to
supercede it, we have no doubt in a lrttle time: [we
would state many particulars of the peculiar excellence
of this invention, but are not authorised to do so.)
2. The pin-making machine, which Completes the pin
at one operation, making the head of the same piece of
wire with the body.
3. The new steam saw-mill, which surpasses all others,
for the simplicity of its construction and the quantity of
work it performs.
These, with the cotton gin and patent carding machine,
are the mvehtions of Americans, the greater number cf
them, of New Englanders.
. We confess, we are much prouder of these contribu
tions to the useful arts, than we should be of live timei
as many of the fine ones.—ib.
PROGRESS bF IMPROVEMENT.
Among the numerous settlements daily making in the
western states and territories, which are evidence of social
prosperity and individual happiness, is one on Sandusky
Bay, in Huron county, Ohio. This settlement was fora-
“TOOITIVES FOR THXIB CRIMES OB THETR VIRTUES.
From the Dublin Evening Post, of JuitPS.
Great alarms seems to be felt in England, on account of
the disposition to emigrate manifested by sill ranks of the
community. The nutidling orders, endeavoring to save
some thing from the wreck of their tortu nes, are collecting
in various parts of the country, with a view to exportation,-
nay, we have heard, that three villages, or what we in
Ireland, perhaps, might call handsome country towns,
have had meetings sufficiently open when the plan of ,auo 'J r *»
emigration was regularly discussed, and the practicabili- board » * or “ rst S®
ty of its accomplishment unanimously admitted. As
they were principally small farmers, agricultural pursuits
were those which occurred to them; but as they were
aware of the extraordinary value of labor in America,
they felL this circumstance as a serious impediment to
their project. It was then proposed to article a certain
number of laborers out of employment for two years
with their passage free,'at a reasonable salary. When it
was known to the common people, the difficulty was
not in the engagement, but in the selection of objects.—
However, determined to do nothing unadvisedly, they
chose two delegates, one of them being their curate, to
go to the seat of the American government to make the
proper inquiries, and to pave the way for the young co
lony. The deputies are now. actually on .their voyage.
It is no wonder that such an event as this should ex
cite alarm. In itself, perhaps, it is of no great conse
quence whether eight hundred or one thousand individu
als remain or depart from the country; but it is its exam
ple. If it should become systematic, and while distress
and taxes continue, there is every danger that it may 'be
come so—there is no conjecturing where it will, termin
ate. The trading towns or we should have said, the
towns which were once the scenes of trade and business,
; will assemble next—and we feel persuaded that the on-
r ly impediment presented to the tide of population in its
westerly course, will be the difficulty of transportation,
and want of adequate means to support the intermediate
period of the-voyage.
industrious families From Connecticut. They are liteni-
ly making the desert blossom as the rose; have cieartd
lands, built houses and raised crops. Lying on Lake Ere,
this tract has the advantage cf markets in every direction,
at Detroit, Cleaveland, Erie, 8cc. for all the grain 'X
farmers can raise. In consequence, we hear that lands
havfe doubled their value iQ the neighborhood.
Mr. John Betty, b worthy, steadv and enterprising man,
who removed thither from New-London, is (like the rest
of the emigrants) exceedingly gratified at the prospect
of the settlement. He is himself a land owner to a great
extent, having purchased thirty thousand acres in various
townships of the county. Where labor is so well re
warded every man vies with his neighbor in cultivating
the soil, and does not hesitate at any expenditure w ithin
the compass of his means. Mr. B. himself, who, amidst
various other works, wishes to cut a deep ditch of ten or
twelve miles’ extent, has offered to employ twenty of
thirty laborers, giving then one hundred dollars, with
iard, for the first year.
Cleaveland is about fifty miles distant from the settle
ment. At this town is established The Commercial Bari
of Lake Erie, Alfred Kelly, president, Leonard Case,
cashier, and the following gentlemen directors; Samuel
Williamson, David Long, George Wallace, Erasti-.s Miles
John Beatty, Eliphaiet Austin, pieman Oviatt, John 11-
Strong, Seth Doane, Robert B. Parkman, Philo Taykti
We learn by persons from that quarter that the peo
ple of Ohio breathe the warmest wishes for the success
of the intended canal. They consider it the greatest
project offered to the public, for promoting the perma
nent welfare of the east and the west, and do not hesi
tate to pronounce it entitled to more regard than all the
themes of party.—Columbian.
When we read of the unexampled advancement of the
interior settlements to wealth, independence and felicity
we naturally wish that all the honest and industrious em
igrants lately arrived from Europe, were snugly seated
in some of them. None but fools would expect that la
borers, weavers, &c. could (by hundreds) find employ*
ment in a seaport town like this, which is the mere aep ot
of foreign goods-, and none but knaves would discourage
dr dissuade any emigrant from persevering till b£ try and
see the country.—ib
Mojrraaii, (Can.) August 17.
On Thursday last a gentleman arrrived in this city
from, Sault Ste. Marie, with very disagreeable reports
from the Red River Settlement of which so much has
been said and written, for a while past. It
th>t a despot* had arisen between tivt Indiana *
The little angry insinuation against the administration
must be expected when any elections are depending.
we must say hsthe great Boerhaave did, when hia p lir j
reputation was attacked, sparks go out of themselves, u J 0
do not blow them’—Essex Register.
Bostoh, August 23. . ,
The artificers are making rapid progress in laying;
the *cite of the new Naval Arsenal on the bank*
Charles, in Watertown.