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' <2* S3IBSKMI»iaatt ———— w>ww*— " ‘.“y ww» , *Mw | ww | »Mwiiwin'iiwi"i y*u. >—■■ mw*w*w' >bw «.ww» i |, M , , i, Jr _ , , , LWI , _ r j ,^_uju—— ~„ V WILLIAM E. JOAES. «EO., JAWARY ©, 1838. [Ta-i-weekly.J-Vol. 11.-Ao 3. 4)uUU'jseO DAILY, TRI-WEEKLY AIsD WEEKLY, At No. Broad Street. TERMS —Doily papei, Ten Dollars per annum in advance. Tri-woekly pausr, ai Six Dollars }•» advance, or Seven at the end ul the /ear. VV eekly I uper, Three Dollars in advance or four at ihc eml of the year. ~CHRONICLE AND SENTINEL~ AUmJST.iT Mon day Morningt Jan., 8: Our Heading Room, although not quite finish ed, is now open for the benefit of those who are disposed to patronize such an establishment, and all such are requested to call as early as conve f Tint to subscribe to the same. Me have been at considerable expense and personal trouble to lit it up well, and trust that such a patronage wi.- be bestowed upon the undertaking, as will de.ray all expenses incurred in keeping it in a style * worthy of tho city. It will be lighted up and kept open at night until a 'seasonable hour, and rendered comfortable at all times, during the cold weather, by a good fire. Ihe subscription price is so small, that no ono who has any use for a Reading Room, whether for business or plea sure, can refuse on the score of expense, to give it his suppoit: For a single subscriber, $5 00 For a firm of business men, 10 00 Subscribers will have the privilege of introdu cing their friends, not residents of tho city, into Reading Room, and they are requested to reg ister the names of such in the book kept tor that purpose. The Charleston Mercury of Saturday morning, gays that Osceola, and the other Seminole Chiefs, now prisoners at Sullivan’s Island, were to bo permitted to attend the Theatre that evening. The Mercury considers it an innocent way of gratifying the public curiosity to get a sight of them. LATER FROM LIVERPOOL. The Ship Corea, Jamison, at Huston from Liverpool, whence site sailed 13th Novem ber, has brought papers from that city to the llth, which contain some later commercial items than vve had before received, and which wit! he found under its respective I head. If We learn by the Baltimore American, that I Thomas W. Vea/.ey has been elected, by the Lcg- I inlarure, Governor of the Slate of Maryland. ■ Gitt of Wasui/toton, 231 h Dec. 1837. I Sir: Having received several letters from ■ Postmasters and others, upon the subject of a dis ■ continuance of stage service, on the routes Irom I Wairenton to Decatur—and from Millodgevillc ■to Athens, in Georgia—l addressed the Post ■ master General, on the subject, and have recciv. H cd the enclosed reply, which you will please pub- I lish, as the public may fully understand the rea- S sons of the derangement on these routes, and ■ judge who has caused the difficulty. You may ■ rely on tho restoration of the stage service very I soon, #s the Fustmastcr General has adopted al • ■ ready the plan to do so, Bt Very respectfully, il WM. C. DAWSON. H VV. E. JorrES, Esq., Augusta, Geo. Post Office Depahtmejit, 7 ■ \ Cchtract Office, 28th Dec., 1837. i Sir: I have the honor to inform you, that so ]■ much of of the date of yes- IH terday, and of the letter of your correspondent, !■ W. Arnold, as relates to tho discontinuance of •J stage service on route 2330 —Warrenton to De, . ■ calur, —and route 236(3—Millcdgeville to At hens j ■ —lias been referred to ibis office, and the infor ■T mation you request is licrcwitb furnished. I’ The Contractors for those routes were Reside ■ & Avery. On complaint being made to the De ■ partment, by their Sub-Contractors —Fuller & I, Saltmarsh, —that they were receiving no pay, and |i would be obliged to withdraw their stock, unless Jf the rout/s should be transferred to them, the I Postmaster General, with tie assent of one of the I Contractors, ordered the transfer to be made— It their pay, in conformity to regulations o f tho Uc rj partment, in cases of transfer, to commence from ■ lie first of tho subsequent quarter. Hut Salt- I marsh & Fuller refused to accept the transfer, un -1 le»s they woic paid from the commencement of || their service, as Sub-Contractois, under Reside & || Avery, in 1835. To this extraordinary demand, I the Department could not agree ; and forthwith II gave notice to Reside & Avery, the Contractors, [I that they would bo held liable for tho performance « of their contract, should service bo discontinued . r ’ I and instructions were given to the Postmaster at t| Warrenloju, lo continue the mail to Decatur, on ■ the best terms he could obtain, on horseback, un | til permanent arrangements could be made, in I case Fuller and Saltmarsh withdrew, as they had I threatened. I Vika; instructions have also been I given to the Postmaster at Athens, in regard to I both rutiles. Very respectfully, sir, Your obedient servant, S R. HOH HIE, 1 st Ass’t P. M. Gcn’l. Hon.Wjt. C. Daw-sox, offfie H. of Reprosentalives. [COMMUNICATED.] THE ABOLITIONISTS. No. 111. In my last I spoke of the fatal apathy of the South, in all matters touching her interest, but more especially, in relation-to the proceedings of the Abolitionists. Now why this apathy I One •peit cause of it is, that the Southern people have Dot the most distant idea of the extent of the spirit of abolitionism, and of its unguarded and alarming attacks upon their constitutional rights The following extracts will show its operations for a single flay in the popular branch of con gress alone. Remember it Southern reader, that the petitions referred to below, were all present- ■ ninw—ww— nr»wi mm ■ ■ —— mm Hrg— mmamm —t ed to the House of Representatives alone, and all in one day; and if you will lake the trouble to examine the flics of the Intelligencer from the commencement of the session of congress, you will discover what was done on this day, is a fair sample of what has been done every day since Congress commenced. How the southern dele gates preserve their euuinimily as well as they do under the daily irritation to which their feel ings are exposed by these petitions, I do not know. And how, when u southern representu lative, does in the fullness of his tortured feel ings, demand an immediate and decissive issue with those vile disorganiaors, any other southern man can object to his course because it w ill pro duce “agitation,”is inconceivable tome. Soil is, members of congress, editors, and people at large, are so dreadfully aliaid of “agitation” that they will peril their all to prevent it.— They grasp along like blind men—hoping against hope; counceling without object, and acting without aim. Act one of them could tell for the soul of him what is to be gained by prevent ing agitation; not one of them can tell what mildness and patience, and concession can prullt us. They preaeli up those virtues, when they know as well as 1 do, that they will only add disgrace to the ills w ith which we are threatened. That the abolitionists are to be appeased by them, they do nut for a moment dream, A dreadful alternative is presented to them, and they are trusting to fate, or chance, or fortune, to relieve them from it, and of course they talk and act like worshippers ot those blind deities. Hut lam extending my remarks 100 fur. To the ex tracts. The reader will remember that many other memorials were presented on the same day, some of which may also have been aboli tion petitions, but as I do not know ibis 10 be the ease, 1 give such only us are of an ungues,- lionable character. J:xlracts from Nat. ImeVigen ter, Mr. Adams then presented, seitain, sun dry memorials o i the subject of abolition, each of which Was laid on the table, under the rue. Mr. Adams presented a number of memo rials remonstrating against the annexation of Texas to the Union, and moved that they he referred to ‘ the committee for making war upon Mexico—the Committee on Foreign As • fairs.” And sib: petitions from Portage and (’ey alsa'go comities, ploying the abolition ol slave ry in the U.strict of Columbia, and remon strating against the annexation of Texas. By Mr. Harper: The petition of Win. S, Lewis and fifty-four males; and of Harriet Lovei and thirty-six females of Muskingum county, Ohio, tor the abolition of slavery and , the slave trade in the Territories of the Uni ted States. The petition of .Fames Harrison and tiiirty. i eight malt s; and of L. Low is and twelve fe males ot the county of Muskingum, Ohio ngainstthe admission of any now Stale into tile Union whose Constitution tolerates do , tnoslic slavery. The petition of John Powers and thirty two males, and of Jane C. Wheaton and thirty-two females, of the same county and Stale, for the same purpose. 1 The petition of James Harrison and .thirty ■ other mules, and of Harriet Lovell ami four i lean females of Muskingum county, Ohio, for . the abolition of slavery in the Distridt of Col umbia. By Mr. M-. Morris, of Pennsylvania : Two remonstrances aga-nsl the annexation of Tex - as to the United States—one signed by 15, and the other by 20 females of Bucks conn -1 ty, Finn. Also, throe petitions for the abolition ofsla very in the District of Columbia and the Ter ritories of the United States, and the slave ' trade between the Stales : one signed by 11, another by 14, and another by 33, woman ot Bucks county, Penn. By Mr. Potts: 27 petitions signed by 510 men and 715 womem of Ciiester county, Pen. praying fortho abolition of slavery and slave trade in the District of Columbia. Also, 11 petitions, signed by 240 men and 253 women, praying for the abolition of sla -1 very in the territories. Also, 13 memorials, signed by 37G men and , 333 women, against the admission of any p new slave State. Also, 10 memorials, signed by 235 men and | 2G3 women, for the abolition of the internal slave trade. Also, 0 memorials signed hy 100 men and 40 women, against the annexation of Texas to the United States. By Mr Ogle, the following petitions: Os the Don. Tnomas While and 01 others, citi zens of Indiana county, Penn, to reject all ' proposals tor the annexation of Texas to this i Union, ; Os Samuel F MeCrcery and 65 others, ol . the like import. Os John H. Kirkpatrick and 30 others, ol the like import. Os James Worke and 60 others, praying i Congress so to exercise their constitutional power “to regulate commerce among the sev eral States” as entirely to prohibit the domes j- lie slave-trade. Ot Thomas Allison and 30 others, of like ' import. - OtTlon. Robert Mitchell and 57 olhers i against the admission of any now State into the Union whose Constitution tolerates slave -1 r y- Os Phdona Carpenter and 25 others, ol i like import. 1 Os Stephen Arnold ami 70 others, lor the 1 immediate abolition of slavery and the slave-- . trade in the District of Columbia. Os William Haddon and 30 others, of like , import. Isy Mr. Sibler, of New York: The follow -1 ing petitions, viz. i Os 231 voters of the town of Farmington, N. Y. for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia. Os 35 men and 25 women of the town ol East Bloomfield, N. Y. tor the like object. Os 213 voters of the town of Farmington N. Y. tor tfie abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the Territories of the United States. 0f228 voters of the same town, for the prohibition of the domesti: slave-trade. Retnonstance of 244 voters of the same against Iho admission of any new Slater into ' the Union which toleraie slavery, t All laid upon the table, under Mr. Patton’s f resolution. , By Mr. Hanry, of Pennsylvania: Remonstrance of 77 citizens ot Frank ford, Beaver toumy, Pennsylvania, against the : annexation of Texas to the Un on, and moved I the same k lie referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs: which, on motion, was laid ’ on the table. ’ Remonstrances of 265 male and lemaio in habitants of Middleboro’, Ma~-s., and ot If 1 citizens of Centre Township, Columbia conn ■ ty, Ohio, against the annexation of Texas. I Memorial of 78 minors of Attleboro, Musa. ; praying ilie abolition of slavery ami the slave trade in the District of Columbia. 15y Mr Allen —The petition cl the Rev J. i Scott and 150 other citizens of Johnson, in t the county ot La moil, Vermont, praying for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia. Also, the petition of 613 citizens of Hyde ■ Pm k, in the county of Lamoile, containing a similar prayer. Also a similar petition of 271 citizens of Morristown, in the county of Lamoile. Also, the petition of lltO citizens of Milton, in the county of Chittenden, in Vermont,pray ing for the immediate abolition ot slavery and , the slave trade in those Territories of the Uni- 1 ted Slates where they exist. Also, the remonstrance of 115 citizens of ! said Milton, against the admission of any new 1 Slate into the Union whoso Constitution tol erates domestic slavery. t Also, the petition of 138 citizens of Wayne t county, in the Stale of Michigan, against the j - admission of Texas to the Union. I Mr. Briggs presented the following peti , lions. i Jos. Knight and 9-1 others, legal voters of l Pern, Massachusetts, remonstrating against 1 the annexation ot Texas to the United > j Slates. ■1 | Same and 92 others, petitioning to prohib -1 j it, by constitutional legislation, the commerce " | in slaves between the Stales. ' Sa i.e and 99 others, to abolish slavery and 3 the slave trade in the District of Columbia. Same and 89 others, to abolish slavery from ' i the Territories of the United Stales. Same and 91 others, remonstrating against admitting new States with slavery. 0.13. iggs and others, of Schoharie, Now York, to abolish slavery and the slave trade !. in the i).strict of Columbia. Mr. Lincoln of Mass, presented the fol-‘ lowing petition; j- Os Patience Earle and 330 others, adult , women of Leicester. r Os Henry Show and 35 oth rs, citizens of ■. Shrewsbury. Os Elijah Demand and 31 others, citizens of Princeton. Os William Drury and 60 others, citizens of Holden, all in the S alp of Massachusetts, praying Congress to abolish slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia. | Also, the petition of 123 citizens of Wayne , county, in the Slate of Michigan, praying lor j the abolition ol slavery in the District of Co lumbia The petition of Ruth Pickham and 130 wo men of Westminster, Massachusetts, praying Congress to abolish slavery in Ihe District ot Columbia, and the slave trade in the Uul j ted States. t The petition of Samuel Tennison and 31 legal voters, ami of Elizabeth Newton and . 64 other women cf Auburn, Massachusetts, j praying Congress In abolish slavery and lire slave trade in the District of Columbia. A petition front the same persons for the ~ abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the Territories of the United Slates. , r A petition from the same persons asking j. that Congress would so regulate commerce as to prohibit the traffic in slaves between the 0 different Stales ot tire Union. And A petition from the same persons, that 3 Congress would admit no new State into the Union the Constitution of which tolerates slavery. The petition of Abel Manning and 61 oth. .. or male citizens of Ossipee, in the .Stale ol e New Hampshire, &of Alary .Hanning and 73 others, women of the same Ossipce, praying ,{■ Congress to prohibit slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia. q Mr. Lincoln also presented the. peliona ami me morials of Sewall Barnes and 188 others, citizens 0 of Westminister, Massachusetts. OfSamuel Hubbard and 192 others, citizens of ( j Holden, Massachusetts. And OfSamuel Jennison and 05 others, male and female citizens of Auburn, Mass, And , Os Ruth Peckham and 130 others, women of Westminister, Mass., all praying that Congress Y would icjecl any proposition for the annexation ofTexas to Ibis Union. ( ‘ Also, the memorial of John Parks and others, d citizens of Harvard, Mass., against the annexation ofTexas, and the petition of the same persons ’ for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in 8 the District of Columbia. Mr. Lincoln also presented tiro memorial of 1 Henry W. Miller and 198 other citizens of Wor - cesler, Mass., against lire annexation of Texas to 1 the Union. s Also, the petition of Henry W. Miller and 129 other citizens of the same town, praying for the if abolition of slavery and tiro slave trade m those Territories of ihe United Slates where they exist. r( Os 101 citizens of Fitchburg, Mass., for the abo lition of slavery and the slave trade in the District i r of Columbia. ! Os 89 citizens of the same town, lor the aboli lion of slavery in the Territories. 3 . Os 94 citizens of the same town, praying Con gress so to ‘-regulate commerce among the sever „ al States” as to prohibit tire domestic slave trade. Os 103 citizens cf the same town, praying Congress not to admit any new Stale into the ’ Union whose Constitution tolerates domestic sla o i very. Os 108 fema'es of Leominster, Mass., praying , for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in ' the District of Columbia. All these petitions and memorials, With a sip* e gle exception, Mr. L. staled wore from his iiiitnc' dials constituents. Mr. Parmenter presented tire petition of Susan e lias,set and 1 530 other women of Charlestown, Mass., for the abolition of slavery and die slave ■ trade in the District ol Columbia. 'i’hc same against the annexation ofTexas. b 8 JUTHRON. [from our corremhondunt ] d WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. This was the day fixed upon lor the con s, j sideralion ol Mr. Calhoun’s resolutions. The d j interest of the public in the exciting quee. | lion was attested by lire crowds lint tilled all ’’ i the galleries and all the privileged places on „ | thu floor. o Mr. Calhoun opened the,debate with a j very few remarks. Ho conceived it neccs -8 [ sary to explain his conduct in taking this step in advance of the general I, pointed by Ihe meeting of the members from r; the slave holding stales, held on the day that Slade nude Ins abolition speech in the ,j ; House. His explanation amounied to Ibis, that it was necessary to make, al once, a movement antagonistienl to the Vermont j J i resolutions; and the general committee had 1 nut as yet prepared any distinct phu of op. orations. Ho lolt embarrassed by tho Ver mont resoluliuns. As a state rights inuii bo could not vote to reject them —and as a 1 southern- man he could not vote for their re ception. Ho did not like this passive posi tion; and anxious to have nn opportunity of expressing his sentiments fully, and showing to the public the opinions of the Senate, he hud brought forward those resolutions. Mr. Calhoun then discauted on the topics he presented when ho first, introduced this meas ure and which 1 noticed in my letter at the time; and concluded by asking the Senate to give him a direct vole on the several proposi tions. Mr. Morris of Ohio, expressed his surprise and regret that Mr. Calhoun had made no argument in support of his resolutions, and then went into a train of observations in op position to them. llin speech was merely an expansion of his countervailing ‘purodij on Mr, Calhoun's resolutions. Mr. Calhoun made no rejoinder, and the question was ta ken immediately on the first resolution, which contains the Stale rights views of the origin and purpose of the federal constitution.— Ayes 32—Nays 13, Mr. Clay voted in the affirmative, The second resolution was then taken ups and here the battle commenced in real earn est. Mr. Allen of Ohio, moved to strike np the word “religious” in the clause which de clares that inlennedling with the domestic in stions of the states, on any ground or uttijer • any pretext whatever, political, moral, or re ligious, is an assumption of superiority, &c. Ho afterwards withdrew it at the suggestion of Mr. Calhoun, but Mr. Morris ofUhic, in stantly moved that the words‘moral and re ligious’ he struck out. Mr. Preston expres sed his hope that the motion would not pre vail, hut if it should, he hoped the word‘po litical’, vyould also be omitted, and the gen eral remark ‘under any pretext whatever’bo left alone. This was no more Ilian what common sense . dictated; for if two of t o specifications were to bo struck out, why should the third ho retained.’ Mr. Calhoun, however, look fire at the proposal of Mr. Preston, and most vehemently directed his artillery against a straw of Ins own making. Ho insisted on the specifica tions just as if Mr. P. had opposed them, and had not distinctly said that he was averse to striking them ont! Ho demanded in a pas sionate tone whether it was to conciliate the fanatics that Ilia colleague moved to strike out these significant words, and retain the ; milk and water declaration ‘under any pre : text whatever.’ The injustice of those insinuations was manifest to every hotly. Mr. Preston very quietly reasserted wbat bo bad said before, and then turning to Mr. Calhoun, be said, •■1 desire sir, not to bo misunderstood,” and, added be, with a peculiar emphasis and sig nificance which made itself felt by bis assail ant and throughout the chamber, “I uust tlie ‘Senate’ did understand me.” The force with winch be dwelt upon the word ‘Senate,’ suggested the antithesis lie intended. Then there arose a polite dialogue between I LI in two worthies who do NO-' represent the whig state of Qhio. Mr. Buchanan asked • the “Senator from Ohio,” to include in lbs ‘ motion for striking out, the word ‘political.’ Mr. Allen rose to respond to this. Mr. Mor ris reminded him that his, Mr. A's motion, t i was withdrawn. 1 "I certainly did not withdraw it,” said Mr. 1 Allen. “You certainly did,” rejoined Mr. f Morris, Short and sharp this. Was it noli The chair decided aganst Mr. Allen. ' Mr. Bayard of Delaware, went against the whole resolu ions. The South Carolina nul ■ lification doctrine in his opinion, ran through the whole of them. Mr. Cahioun contended that there was no i nullification in them—and that they embraced | oniy the common ground of the Pule Rights ' party- Mr. Lumpkin, the new ‘senator from Geer . ! gia, made a loose speech in Invar oil ho res - elutions. The question was then taken on ’ striking out tho words, ‘political, moral and . religious,’and rejected, ayes 11; nays 31. After some further conversation of a dcsul > lory character about various proposed amend ments, -Mr- Webster took the floor, and made a few remarks. He thought that there were many objections to tueso broad and sweeping declarations; and said it could be easily shown that many of the propositions were in i consistent with well established constitutional principles. He instanced particularly tho broad statement that, “the Stales severally retained the sole and exclusive right over their own domestic institutions.” Ho denied this us a general proposition ; and referred to the - constitution of the States, their judicature— : their commerce—mints — laws of weights - and measures, &c. &c., all of which he said ' were domestic institutions, am} yet distinctly 1 1 and | laiuly were submitted to the control ol | t.lio Federal Constitution. There were some i domestic institutions beyond the power ol ■ ' Congress, undoubtedly ; and slavery was one ;i of them—but the sweeping sentiment in the N resolution was untrue. * i 1 Mr. Webster referred to his well Itrßwt: ' opinion in regard to slavery ; and he desired i uow |, -i i.o be mi-undersiooil or misrupiescnt , ed. If Mr. C.linmn desired lo re assert th< the pow tol the .slates over slavery ;—and i t ; w ,=hed to re-css-i t that, the constiia 1 ii<:u roc iguizes slavery—ami gives no author . jiy for iii'.erfer-.-i’.cc with it from any quarter * l ?tt~ I"*.' 1 "*.' I it lie wished to declare that the doctrine was i settled and established by the uniform prac- I tico of the General Government, he would go with him cordially, lie hid maintained these principles numberless tiiuea, and would do so again and if Mr. Calhoun's ob ject was this ho cwmrnot do better than go 1 back to the resolution on this subject drawn I by Mr. Madison thirty years ago, and adopted by the then House of Representatives, Mr. Webster said lie was ready to stand by the principles there expressed ; but be would not tor any purpose give Ins support to the swoop ing statements of those resolutions of .Mr. Calhoun. The second resolution was then considera bly meddled and finally adopted, Ayes 31 Nays 9, and the Senate ndj turned. The pro ceedings in the House weie not remarkably interesting. M. From the llujfah Journal, U c -.1. Rupiuitkl) Invasion or on a Statu nr Tin: • Royalists ami Indians or Upi'kii Canada. — j Never wo have witnessed so great an oxeite.iuMit i as was caused in our city ibis morning by the re j ■ port brought up the rivor that the Royalist* an 1 j | a band of Indians ha t landed jon Grand is-I land, in this county, fur llio purpose of attackin'; j Iho force on Navy Island. immediately on re-; I coipt of tlie nows, main street was llnonge i with ( I citizens, ready to olfer their services to the uu llmrities, if llio reported invasion should turn out lo lie true. At 11 oV.i'ek, a ineeliug was organ ■ ised, at whirl) the following proceeding,were had. ami published in handbills, from this oUlco : At a large mid respoclublu meeting el die citi zens of Du Halo, hold at No. 20G Main Hired, on tlip Mill December, If) if, convened in cirnse qncmco of a report that aft nttv*cd force from Up per Canada bad taken possession of Grand Is land, in Niagara River. 3. 3. Case was called lo 1 the chair, and Horatio Seymour, Jr. appointed ■ Secretary, on motion, , Resolved, That n committee of five ho appoin ted. to wait on the Hherilfand respect fully solicit liini to ascertain whctlier such armed force from Canada have landed upon Grand Island, and ■ within die territory of the United iStalcs, and it so, that he call out the powers of llio country lo repel such invasion o( our territory. : Resolved, That l.oronzo Drown, 3. 3. Cnee, 3. L Phillips, 11. W. Rogers, and 11. Seymour, Jr. , compose said committee. 3. 3. Cask, Cli’mn. H. Seymour. J r., Oce’y. The Hhcrilf immediiilety despatched an e>:-. > jross, wlio was accompanied by two of the Uni ted Stales Marshals, recently appointed, to asecr- I tain if a landing liy the UntUli troops hud actu s 1 ally taken place, preparatory to Ids making a . call on the county militia lo enforce llieir cxpul ] sion. These particulars were explained lo tho multitude assembled in the street, by 11. W. Ro. gers, Esq., Dislrict Attorney, who staled, in Ids - remarks, that the necessary legal moasuresyvould r , be taken, and, on the rein in of the express, if it was found necessary to claim the aid of our I: militia lo enforce them, due notice would he 8 given. Four o’clock, / J . J\t The express lias just returned mid reports dial a small hand of <St Indians had landed on 71 Grand Island—that a large boat load ot die ruy f ulist.s attempted lo loach the same spot this ( morning, but were forced to return lo the Canada shore with the loss of six killed. 1 We gave the above klatement of llio course i pursued by our citizens, as a precaution lo the . people abroad, from believing tbc many and er roneous reports which reach them, coming as they do, magnified and distorted in every possible ' shape. THE ACTION AT NAVE 131,AND. ’ From one of the officers of the patriot army, who arrived in town this evening, we have re ceived a verbal account of the attempt Inst night 1 by the loyalist parly to make a descent on Navy 3 Island. Early on yesterday morning, the royal j isls commenced the erection of a battery with six embrasures on the Canada shore, lor the 0.-(ensi i ble purpose of raking the southwest corner of the island, and under cover of their guns, allowing • another [airly lo make " descent from a point about a mile above. A.n soon as their operations ’ were discovered, the patriots commenced a lire from ten guns,—the shot nearly destroying the • works of the enemy, and BC.using the men and , officers to abandon them. Trevinos to this,how- I ever, a continued tire had hern kept up from Chippewa lo the highest point above, which was ■ not returned by the islanders. 3 Every thing remained quiet until late in the . afternoon, no persons to be seen on the Canada side but a few sentinels, when lhe al.i'm was given dial a number of boats bad put out trom Chippewa creek to make an attack. The arlille j ry immediately opened upon litem destroying I one nr two of the barges, and forcing thorn to drop back with the current. A company of in. fnilry also tired several volleys with effect —the number killed not ascertained. About 11 at night, the royalists pushed over from ibo point above, running under I lie shore of Grand Island in this 3; aI e, but put Lack after 1 they were convinced, by die signals on Navy 1 Island, and a. few shots, that they were discov ered - They then commenced Again to build their I breast-works, but were driven off This morn - ing it day-break, another attempt met the like result. McNabb and his men have now retreat ed upon Chippewa. From tin: i V. T. Cimr. fi- I'.nq. Jon J. i | EATER FROM UPPER CANADA. y I A passenger, who arrived ibis morning, from ■ the frontier, slates dial on the night ol Friday I i last, tlie Mill ultimo, tiie Dritisli volunteers had crossed over from Chippewa, to Fort 3chlosser, l! i on the American side, opposite Navy Island, and y i they attacked the steamboat Caroline, which hud r I been chartered by ihe insurgent parly lo ply be. tween Navy Island and the main land, and final ly succeeded in burning die bout, which, on bc i mg abandoned, was swept over the tails ofNiug - ; aia. ! Thirty persons hud been on board the boat, of j I whom several wein wounded, and one man killed We give this report as slated to us without nia y | king any remark. ,f| Jbo Northern Mail has not yet anived, and (1 1 wo consequently have no confirmation of further ’ | accounts from the Province. From the N. P. Conwicrciul Adv, J an. I!. 0 IMPORTANT INTELLIGENCE. •-‘I Another Northern mud lum.just arrived, j and has lurniHiicd us with the iolldwinV ini- i n j portaat intelligence. The Upper Canada Gazette Extraordinary d ■ brings us the message nt Sir I rancid Head, t- ,nl tiie opening ol I’arliuinenl. It relates, ol i(1 1 course,almost ivdnsivuly lo tin: r-.c nt events ..jin the province and Unite now in progress on our Mil ’. 8- Qf the latter G,»v< rnor Head speaks In f- strong lint calm and impnn .jvo language, I J.,- _ n.xprojjes forcibly the scrtKi.e o.nj regret with which ho Ins found i he province eutrus icij to him by his sovereign, invaded by h pi';i|iio will: whim I hat sovereign is ut peace; mid to whom no provocation has been mv on, ( 6 I 1 rom lies part of the message we quote t!io following. “I mu in funned that the Americans from various quarters »ro hastening from the inte rior to join tins standard ol avowed, plunder mnl revolt—that cannon and arms is public ly proceeding there—and under these cir* eniiHlancen, it becomes my painful duty to inform yon, that without h ivmg offered to the United Sifttea the smallest provocation without having entertained the, slightest pre. vious doubt of the sincerity of American .uili itco, the inh.nhitaiUs of thin province may in n lew days he celled upon hy me to defend their lives, their properties, and their liberties from tin attack by American citizens, which with no desire to offend, I must pronounce to 1 ho unnarpllclrd iu the hUioiy ot the world. I Gov. Mead declarer) liiaf ho lode no anxie ty for tin) t'o nit, nn.l adds —‘-The peaceful in- I halii'nnts of Upper Canada will not Ire left to defend their courflry alone, for they belong to mi empire which does not stiller its subject* Ip ho injured with impunity: and if a national 1 war which it rests with the American; Govern j meritTo avert, should be the unhappy ' ‘ ([lienee of an intolerant invasion ofuurfreq j (lorn, the eivilhwtl worhl, while it sympathise! ! will) our jut mi use, will view with feelings of I nstonisliini'iit and abhorrence this attempt of* [ body of American citizens treacherously to I attack and plunder in it moment of ptofotind peace, their oldest, their most intimate, and their most natural ally.” In eouelnsion, Sir Francis says that firmly anticipating from thoAi people a no. Me vindication of their Government and insti tutions, and holding it Iml just in allow them n reasonable time to do so, lie Inis Commit mi en ted with .the Governor of Now York,and while awaiting their replies, has reinforced the militia by n strong corps of observation on the frontier, mid mule arrangements for a Im vy rn mass'* of the militia, should their services lirilnipnilv be required. J'rnm /Ac ttullnto ('mu. A dv. l)o<\ 31M. STEAMBOAT CAROLINE BURNT.' / Tvcciif i/-(mo /.ires ],o\l\ ! 1 ft A. M. - Cupt - Keeler, of the schooner Agnes Bar ton, mid F. Fdininnris of ifiis c tv, have just brought news hy express (VonvSclilosseryof an attack trade this morning upon ttie slonmlioat . Caroline, lying at that place, which resulted in Ih"destruction of Urn heat, and the DEATH * of TWENTY TWO of her crew,only 12 es eaning! [I is slated that the attack about 2 o’clock, by five boats of armcit loyalists, containing from to IRO men, who guarded the gangways, and cried “no qnar'iu!” Captain Apptcbco, nt Ihe Constitution, who went down ns pilot of I'm Caroline ycslcadny, j narrowly escaped with tits life. Hn received a ] first! wound, and was pursued into (tie storehouse I adjoining. A Mr. Dnrlce, lately belonging to ! tire slave oflicc nt the Eagle, in this ci'y, lies oil the dork with his brains blown out. The Caroline waslben set on fire; and finaWy drilled nut into the current, and went over the (alls. We give (tie above, just as it was received, without vouching for any of the particulars. It may tie ptr per to a Id. however, that Captain Keeler, ns we are informed, saw the scene above described. ■ • ' 1 \ An express bad boon started to aeccrlain fully ibe fan's. Farther Particular* of the Capture of the Caroline. The twelve o’clock express confirms the news of (tits morning. It Is said I tint the Caroline wnk fitted with visitors, and iot soldiers. I'he won! with ilia loyalists was, “No prisoners !—no quar. tend” ' '• These who attempted to escape, Were killed, wiih s few exceptions—the boat was set on fire, ain I with the remainder lowed into the current en llm Canadian side, which soon carried tier aver llm Falls. The loyalists pave three cheers for Victoria, im I under cover of the darkness, it is supposed escaped the fire opened upon them from tho is bind. Those on hoard Ihe hunt slept there, be cause ibe pobtic Ileuses were full. Cupt. Hauling, of the brig Indiana, escaped with a severe wound in (be head; only one man was found on (lie shore, the one above mentions ed; ihe rest reported milling —there is little doubt tint they went over tho Falls with the burn ing steamboat. 4 o’clock, P. M. ■ ■ tfj' A teller tins been received hy Dr. R. Johnson, from fieri. Van Rensselaer, that tho Britsh threes are Acrii.uu.r landimh os G« a s u k Ist. a an. - ■ n mmmi* wa -our *r-,M xrmifw ' 'ey Wit! I^RCUt. Oil Aft I. KSTO.N MARKKT, JAN. (i. ('.niton, —Received since our last, to yesterday* morning inclusive, 17'J bales Sea Island', and 10916 bales o( Upland Cotton (neared in the same linj“ 103 hales t-'oa Island, and 87ufi liales of (tpland j Cotton. On Hlnplionrd not clean?l, 197 bale. l ! | Sea Island and 10001 halos of Upland Colton. The I sales have been 7230 bale* of Upland*’ a* Ibllowa : | 751 at 11; Bpi 101; 500 nt 107; 2lBat KH; 1329 at ms- IfO lit tOi; IMOui 10R397 nt 10; s(il at Off “J at y-t; 723 at y>; 120 hi 0J; 178 at 0: 15 h iHh 7 mt jd /; 7o at Hi; <J i.l Hi; JO at Hi; 07 at 8; B'al 71, * lat 71; and 12 at 7 cents. In Long Cottons, 95 .-•( a Islands, from 33 to 35; and II bales at price* not irons; iml. There Inis been nn active business done during the week, and prices of the last fully maintained. Our rivers arc up, and the holidays In in;; ove we may expect n 1311 supply. I'luur. —This article is dull, and Inis il'4(4s’.revl itt price, 300 hfcl*. ■>!'Baltimore City AJtll sold from ‘J to 91 The market well supplied. NKVV tllllK MARKET JAN. 5 CoUnn.- —Our market euntinnos firm, and fairly, supported, although to the holidays sales, have hiKin less extensive. Advices f ont Liverpool to the 10th Novi mher, report an active market, nmi an advanc for tho week ending on that day of >t) per lb. The imports for the fast four davit at thj* port are 1593 bales- UVPRJ’COI, COTTON MAKKKT, NOV. 10. > Tito transact ion of the week have been agniiy very large, and at an advance ofl-8d per lb upon middling and fair description* of American. This hcimr Qualities remain stationary from the deidatiu being very hl'lir directed redhuko kinds. Brazils and Egyptians coniinno in only moderate request and without improvement in price. Tho dales ol .'•urat have b; en > onsiderahle, at tho current rale*of lasi 1 w eek, llm public sales to-day went off with spi rit. < t 'J he import* of the week are 9717 bags. Saint,’ i including 5300'bag* dmeViran on* speculation, I and 339 lor export, amount 10 32,814) bags Oflhis niiinbi r 820 were Bra Island at 14 1-f a 21d; SO I ,iaini‘J,V 1-2; f/pbimi, 5 7-8 a 8; .5070 Alabama | and .Mobile, 5a 8 1-1; 11,350 Now Orleans. SNS ■ 1 “ J 2 'The arrival of Colton into tbe kingdom u» ; ibis date is, 1,075 bags again t 1,913,039, same (imein 1330. , .. . I MARRIED. - On Wednesday last, by the Rev. Mr. Dwight, I Mr. William 11. Obchahp. of thin place to IM s.,a 2. Williams, of Beach Island.