BURLINGTON, (Vermont) July 9. j
We are indebted to an obliging cor
respondent, for the following account
of an event of the most tragical nature,
which occurred at Canaan in Connecti
cut, on Tuesday the 2oth ult.
“ A young man by the name of Isaac
Baldwin, had been for some time par
tially deranged. On Wednesday the
25th, he purchased a large two bladed
knife and a quantity of laudanum, and
set out from Litchfield for Canaan,
where he lodged at one Dr. Root’s.—
The doctor it seem? lives near a house
in which a school was taught by a Miss
Steele. Immediately after her school
was dismissed at night, Baldwin went
to the schoolhouse, where he found
this young lady writing at her table
alone—seized her by the hair, arid with
the knife he had purchased for the pur
pose, cut her throat in the most shock
ing manner, took off one ear, and in
flicted two deep and dangerous wounds
in her shoulder. As she struggled to
escape from him, he threw her upon
the floor, jumped upon her, and stab
bed her in the back in ten or twelve
different places. Twice he plunged
I)is blade so deep that it perforated her
lungs.—Her shrieks alarmed Dr. Root,
who went to her assistance and found
her weltering in blood. Baldwin fled
to the woods and drank his laudanum,
but it had not the desired effect. He
was taken about midnight, and is now
lodged in jail. j
Ilis delirium will probably screen:
him from punishment, but we are in
formed there is a strong concatenation
of circumstances to prove a deliberate
intention, and as venomous malice ns
the coldest vilitan could engender. It
is said that several years since he be-!
came acquainted with Miss Steele, and j
addressed her, but she declined his at- 1
tendon, that he lately heard she was j
soon to be married to another, and that
this circumstance is supposed to have !
wound him up to such a height of des
peration and ruffian cruelty. The
young lady still survives, but the pros
pect. of her recovery is by no means
flattering. She says, that when he
entered the house and advanced to
wards her, he said, “ Since we cannot
live together, Eliza, we will die toge
ther.” For several days previous to
his committing the crime. Baldwin was
much more rational than he had been
for several months: hut in a desperate
moment he has ruthlessly cut of!'a res
pectable and amiable young i ,dy from
ail her prospects of happiness in this
life, and probably life itself.
B \LTIMORE, Julv 22.
Extract of a lette - fur, i Natchitoches, dated
June 5, 1306.
“ Mr. Freeman and his party arriv
ed here a ffvv days since from explor
ing tiie Red River; he makes Nachi
toches distant from the mouth of the
river only 181 mites, in 31 deg. 4 6 in.
N. l it. 97 deg-. 30 rt in. W. of the me
ridian of G« jfchwich ; tie started again
this clay, md intends to go as far as 1
the dividing ridge called Catibave- be
tween Louisiana and tile ’ acme ;
expectations of iufinmstiou entertained
from his expec Uu:; yen i.-o v.. as
the distance is s«id not to be very great
from where the f. ie Indiar s are
settled, a rich and very productive,
“ The report you mention of an en
gagement between our vops and the
Spaniards, I suppose arose li-om the
desire of some one to anticipate the in
telligence of an event which from the
conduct of the Spaniards, for a time
appeared inevitable ; however, they
found we were not to be trifled with,
and after making a great bluster retir
ed when we were prepared to handle
them ; they have appeared since more
cautious, and when it is considered that
the road from hence to Santa Fee, is
not through marshes and over steep
mountains, hut through a continued
priarie to the very foot of the moun
tains of Santa Fee, and that the city
itself is only 600 miles from this place.
I apprehend they will be very cautious
how they lead us after them.
“ We are in daily expectation of
three companies of troops from St. Lou
is, who were ordered hither in conse
quence of the hostile conduct of the
Spaniards—with that force we shall be
able to repel every inroad, and to give
a good account of any aggression.
“ The climate here is incomparably
fine, and the lands on the Red River of
the richest kind.
“P. S. Since writing the forego
ing,'‘we have received information from
a source that cannot be doubted, that
Guardian*, a Spanish lieutenant, with
fifty men, had been dispatched from
Nagadoches to intercept our exploring
party, and with hostile, instructions ;
that they have, by their emissaries, al-
I ready endeavored to stir up the Indians j
of the Constachy villages, about 100 i
miles above Natchitoches; but mea- t
sures have been taken on our part to <
frustrate them, and to counteract them j
altogether; our party consists of 45 <
picked men, principally from the gar- I
rison here, who will be more than a ;
match for an equal number of Span- <
iards at least; our party have strict or- t
ders to avoid hostility, and not to give i
the least color of excuse for aggres- I
sion ; but if attacked to do their duty.”
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL. ;
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16.
MARRIE D, on J Wednesday evening
tke 13 th nut. by the Rev. Mr. Cloud ,
Mr. Hzmtr Slaughter, of Virginia,
so Mist Eliza T. Blackwell, second
daughter of the late Geo : S. Blackwell,
Elsa, of Columbia County.
Married , in Columbians. C. on Tues
day evening the Hath nit. by the Rev. Dr.
Maxey, Mr. E. Hammond, Professor of
the South-Carolina College, to Miss
Catharine Ecx Spann.
Died, at Hickory-Grove, on Saturday
the 9th but. John George Clark , only
son of Major Gen. John Clark of Wilkes
County, aged 13 months.
| The grand-son of the late President i
: Adams, mentioned in the correspon
dence of Yrujo, Sec. has not been cap
tured by the Spaniards—At the last
dates he was on board the Leander. Col.
Smith, when he wrote,did not know of
this fact.— -Eos. Gaz.
\ Mr. Cobbrtt (Porcupine) has de
! dated himself a candidate forlloniton,
! in Devonshire, in opposition to Mr.
[ Cavendish Bradshaw’s re-election for
; that borough. London fiafi.
Extract oj a letter from an officer on board
the United State’s brig Hornet , to a
friend in George- Town, ( Col.) dated
“Gibraltar, May 36, 1806>
“ We had n most agreeable passage
from New-York to France. On the 18th
of April, fell in with a British squadron
of eight sail of the line and two frigates,
of Cape Finisterre, and was boarded
from the Dragoon, of 74 guns.
On the 23d, came to anchor in the har
bor of L’Orient—here we saw a 74, a
frigate, a brig, a schooner, and several
armed vessels ready for sea—three 74’s
and a frigate building, probably for
John Bull. On the*! Bth of May, sailed
from L’Oiient—at 2 p. m. was board
ed by the Defiance, of 74 guns—made
Cape St. Vincents on the 24th—and on
the 25th, fell in with a British fleet of
twelve sail off Cadiz; was boarded by
the (>rion of 74 guns, and informed by
the lieutenant, that the Spanish Admi
ral had sent a challenge to Admiral
CuUingwoocl, and that it was accepted—*
an ttn.agenw t may therefore be ex- j
peered every hour. May 26, came to
I anchor at toe Rock oi Gibraltar, where j
ve found -e a gates* Constitution and ;
-brigs . - and Vixen, and ail
;e gun-boats go ng for the United j
r-icvannah, August 5.
On Sunday last arrived the schooner
Dolphin, Capt. Valentine, in 18 j
days from Barbadoes, who informs,
tint early in july, a Pilot Boat schooner 1
arrived from the Leeward, with an ac- j
count of the taking of St. Kitts, Ne-j
vis and Montserrat, by a French !
! fleet under Jerome Bonaparte, consist
i ing of 6 sail of the line, and several fri- !
j gates, &c. that immediately after this
j intelligence arrived, Admiral Cochrane
( entered the port with 4 sail of the line
j and 2 frigates, to refit, and sailed again
| an the 10th July, to leeward in pursuit
jof the French fleet. On the 14th Ad
! miral Sir John Borlaise Warren, ap
i peared off the harbor, with 6 sail of the
| line, 1 frigate, 2 brigs, and 1 cutter,
and on hearing the above intelligence
he did not come to anchor, but stood to
leeward with a heavy press of a*ail.
Philadelphia, July 23.
Yesterday arrived, schooner Gover
nor M’Kean, capt. Patterson, 12 days
from St. Thomas.
Particulars respecting the French and
British Fleets of St. Thomas .
On Sunday the 6th of July, Capt.
Patterson, being in the harbor of St.
Thomas, where it had been remoured
for some days past, that the French fleet
under a French Admiral, Jerome Bo
naparte commanding one of the ships
intended to destroy the British Mer
chant men, consisting of near 200 sail,
then arrived at Tortola, in order to col
lect the remaining ships that werejfo
proceed to Europe, which occasioned
considerable alarm in the Island.
At about 12 o'clock, a large ship hove
in sight, and another followed—and ■
they continued for following till six sail
of the line were in sight, and one fri
gate ; they in passing shewed no colors,
except one w,th airi-colored Hag at her
fore-topmast head, they had all sail 3et ;
an English f,agate followed them close
on their heels, and soon after four Bri
tish sail of the line followed them, and
as they passed shewed their colors—not
being ashamed of them.
The French went through the Sail
Rock passage, and stood to the north
ward, the British ileet hove too, not for
any disaster having happened to the
british fleet as before mentioned, but to
wait for the two frigates that had not
joined them ; the look out British fri
gate kept up with the French fleet, and
was some time within gun shot.— The
French fleet were laying with their
heads to the northward, the British fleet
with the heads to the southward.
The French consisted of four of 84
guns, and two of 74 guns, and one large
frigate—-the British of three of7i guns,
and one of 64 guns, ant, 3 frigates;
they were about three leagus apart
where the Governor M’Kean, left
them; she was overhauled by the
French fleet,- and dismissed about 7P.
M. and left the Lucy, of Wilmington,
laying too to be overhauled after several
shot being fired at her from the French
Admiral’s snip. Admiral Cochrane has
thus far succeeded in driving this fleet
off and preserving Tortola,.and a valua
ble fleet of merchant men.
New- York, July 26.
Circuit Court of the U. States.
NE W-YORK DISTRICT.
UNITKD STATES VS. S. G. OGDEN.
Thecourt met at ten o’clock, pursuant
The court proceeded to impanncl the
jury; Joseph Stong, and Benjamin
Butler, were called and sworn, John Fel
lows, who being the next called, was
objected toon the ground of having ex
pressed an opinion unfavorable to Mr.
A third juryman, Wm. Coit, was
then called and sworn ; and these three
constituted a court to try the compe
tence of Mr. Fellows as a juryman in
Mr. Ludlow, being sworn, deposed,
that “ John Fellows, after he was sum
moned as a juryman, declared that he
should wish that col. Smith, were it not
for his insolent memorial to congress,
might be acquitted ; but as to Mr. Og
den, it was no matter how much he suf
feredf”; or words to that amount.
After a few remarks from the counsel
and the bench, the triers retired, and in
a few minutes returned the virdict—
that John Fellows was not an impartial
juryman in this cause.
James McConnell, David A. Gum
ming, James Palmer, junr# John Batch
elor, Ezra Weeks, John P. Grdshon,
j John M‘Kee, William Dustan and An
drew S. Norwood, were called k sworn,
j Mr. Coldon for the defendant, moved
! for attachments against Mr. Madison,
Mr. Thornton, Mr. Wagnor, and Mr.
i Robert Smith, absent witnesses. The
court decided against the motion.
The attorny general then commen
ced the examination of witnesses, on the
part of the prosecution.
The Murder of John Pierce —This
I melancholy event which has so much
i interested the feelings of our fellow ci
! tizens of every description, is stated by
5 the English journalists to be nothing
| more than the result of the legal exer
cise of the right to search and further
“that the death of the American sailor
is certainly a subject of regret, bat it fur
nishes no fair ground of complaint
against the captain of the Ecander, or
the British government.” n. y. p.
Captain Masterton, arrived at New-
York from Tortola, informs, that Ad
miral Cochrane’s ship Northumberland
had been dismasted in -a severe gale, '
while blockading Jerome Bonaparte, off'
Martinique, and was towed into Mar
tinique by a British frigate.
History will remark, that the three
Admirals, English, Spanish k French,
engaged in the battle off Trafalgar have
all lost their lives. The English Admi
ral was killed out right; Admiral Grav
ina died of the wounds he received ; and
the French Admiral Villaneuve finish
ed his mortal career by his own hand.
Cotton 18 cents
Tobacco . . . . %350t0 3 56 1-2
Flour . . . . jg Btoß 50 bl.
Corn Meal .... 50 cents.
Salt § 1 to 1 25
Bacon . . . . . . 10 to 12 1-2
I cannot deny the Invitation.
SLV ERAL gentlemen have, recently,
made application to open in my house, a
I have determined to do so and by
permission of Mr. G. F. Randolph,
will lodge, in his office, a subscription
paper, with my terms for tuition
where every gentleman may see, who
wishes to become a subscriber, and affix
his name. There ought to be six or
seven couplets, at least, for the coun
try-dance ; and when either of those
numbers are complete, I will inform
the gentlemen, 8c commence teaching.
Augusta, 16th August, 1806. 4
FORSALE OR TO LEASE,
And possession given the let of January
TIIE subscribers House and Lot in
the Village of Edgefield, with a
well furnished Store House, Black
Smith’s Shop, Billiard Room and Ta
ble, and all other necessary out build
ALSO, an unexpired lease of four
years, on one other House and Lot,
with about 20 acres of Land attached
to the same—For further particulars
and terms (which will be extremely ac
commodating) apply to
Edgefield Court-House D
August 16, 1806. 2m * 4~*
I DO hereby forward all persons from
trading in any manner with my wifi;
Darkes Johnson, as she has left my bed
and board, and has already made way
with part of my property ; —any person
trading with her will not expect to hold
any property purchased of her belong
ing to me, or expect to receive pay
ment for any contract she makes.
' JACOB JOHNSON.
Warren County, August 16, 1806.
BROUGHT to Kdgcficld jail
on the 9th inst. two African negro fel
lows, one by the name of EMANUEL
and the other by the name of JACK,
(as they say) Emanuel is a stout well
made fellow, about five feet 9 or 10
inches high, has a blemish in his left
eye, his upper fore teeth filed, has on
a long tail’d grey broad cloath coat,
with steel buttons, copperas coloured
over-halls, appears about 20 or 25
JACK is a small fellow about
five feet 6 or 8 inches high, large holes
in his cars, two of his under fore teeth
out, has on a short homespun blue stri
ped coat, and striped copperas colored
overlmlls, appears to be about 18 or
20 years old, the owners is requested,
to come forward, prove their property,
pay charges, and take them away.
E. Whatley , Jailor.
August 16. 2t. 4—-
ON the 20th of February last, the
subscriber purchased from James
Gaffney, his half of the LINE OF
STAGES between Savannah and Au
gusta, and of course became sole pro
prietor, and of which he heretofore
gave notice ; as there never was any
partnership between them, except in
the stage line, previous to that time,
of course no kind of Co-partnership has
The public are therefore again noti
fied, that Mr. Gaffney is no way con
nected with me, either in the stags
line between Augusta and Savannah,
or the conveyance of the Mail, and that
any contract made or done in the name
of CalfiVey 8c Gaffney, since the above
period by James Gaffney, is void, as he
has now no interest in any of their for
mer contracts, except, that ht is hound
to pay one half the debts due Ly the
late concern, and then to receive from
the subscriber the balance of the said
purchase money, if any may be due.
August 9. 3—*
20 Dollars Reward,
RUN AWAY from the subscriber,
on Monday the 28th July, a NE
GRO MAN, named SOLOMON,
about 5 feet 5 inches high, a very artful
and plausable fellow ; he is so well
known about this place, that a further
description of him is unnecessary.—All
owners and patroons of boats, as well as
others,are forwarned not to employ him,
as in such cases, the law will be strictly
August 9. 3