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iff81 T liPKr3 Jllll-P cP&)cr) TCQC "MJimtjiwnwa im t- : - i'M i' ' No. 50. HALIFAX, JV. C. FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1825. VOL. L . 1 ' - - . rr-TTT'a THE "FREE PRESS," :JBy George Howard, Ts published every Friday, ai THREE DOLLARS per year, cnsistmg of 52 numbers, and in the satne proportion for a shorter pe riod. Subscribers at liberty to dis continue at any time, on paying ar rearages. Advertisements inserted at fiftv cents per square, or less, for the first insertion, and twenty-five cents each continuance. Letters addressed to the Editor must be fiost jiaid. DOMESTIC. National Industry. The two facts we are a jw a bo? it to state are of infinitely mo; - inter est to the statesman and the pa triot, and vastly more suspicious to an increase in national wealth than the facts stated in the a bore paragraph, however inter esting they may be; 1. Within twenty mile round the City of Boston, whrre arc now annually made forty thou- Sana pieces oj r lax.nel, each : t . ft f. I piece containing 46 yards; the. t largest quantity of the san.e ar ticle ever imported in any one year, was 55,000 pieces. 2. Not a vessel now leaves the port of Baltimore (and we presume this to be true of other j ports,) for South American j ports, which does not carry, as part oi tier cargo, American r i r i Manitjactures oj Lotion to j then., with :rent care, separately j permit the Attorney General to the value of ten to twenty Mem-- fron their other cotton. Theyj proceed. Colonel Berkley, who sand dohars. Nat. Int. j produced this year the above; treated this woman, the mother . j menti3ned bae of cotton, which,! of his children, with such pro- Rapid Settlement of the when orougtit to market, was j fiigate and infamous levity, is West. if the settlement of the proounecd superior to any seen supplicating the pious George West continues to increase dur-J here. Vas season, and command-! IV it seems, for a peerage and ing the next fifty years in thejed two cents per pound more: will, no doubt, make an egregi ratic it has for the last ten, the; than hid been previously giv-: ous constitutional adviser of the shore ot the racijic will then: be variegated with our cities,! the bays and rivers whitened i with our canvass and the fields1 will teem with the yellow sheaf, sible. It .ean hardly be doubt-1 son of one of the noblest fam-j of Representatives, published The longest voy age an Arnei- eci that such a change, from a' ilies in England, has proved his ' this evening, in which he inti can ship will then.be ahle to : foreign country, from another . consistency by a subsequent ; mates his willingness to decline make, will be from one port ifistate, or even from an adjoining marriage with Miss Pa ton, of j in favor of the candidate having the United States to another, I county, will be attended with ! the English Opera House, who, j the largest minority in the elec- and both on the same continent. The rapidity of this increase of western settlement, is illustrated I bv the fact staled bv the BufTiio N. Y. Journal, that a; daily line of stages now runs! from Buffalo to Erie, Pa. This England to renrest-nt this coun-! disgrace the record of the trial road, though the -i-iiy direct one try as in an immoral and licen-j of our lowest vagabonds in the between the tw ptaccs, uppor-; jiojs state of society, from the j Police Office. The wisest wri ted, three years since, frit one influence of a purely popular I ters in England of the present stage a week. Such is the pro-i form of government. Ourcom-jdav are unanimous in express- gress of enterprise.. ..Ball. Fat. Seduction. At the last .Jan-j uary term of the County Cojrt! of Gennessee, N. Y. Hopestill existence of different ranks in Bebcc obtained a verdict of 600 ; society ha upon the public mo dollars damages against John rdity is beautifully illustrated II. Uice, for the seduction of, by the report of an action lately his daughter, the amount of . Wrought; by v. London ac tress-a-damag is being all the defendant i o-ainst a young man of more was proved to be wortn. Anecdote of Gen. Jackson.- When the British fleet arrived ; off New-Orleans, in Dec. 1S14, previous to Packenharn's land ing his army, the Admiral of tne nect sent ins compumtjii's iu Gen. Jackson, and informed him that he (the Admiral) would ing lived under the protection do himself the honor of eating! of Col. Berkley for five years, his Christmas dinner in New j had, it seems the good fortune Orleans. "May be so," repIi-:"to captivate a silly lad by the ed Old Hickory; (but I shall dolname of Hayne, who with a myself the honor of sitting at the head of the table." CJannLA rnr- respondent of the New York Statesman gives the following beautiful account of the great canal from Schenectady: The magnificence of the scene at a distance, may be imagined and its beneficial results partly conceived but to have a just estimate of the genius that plan ned, and of the dauntless perse verence that carried this mighty work into successful operation, it must be seen. It shoots across the plain with simple grandeur, J le caps over the valiies, and sve- thes through high lands, feildsi and forests, in a silver current,! is writing letters to her "dear as it were,, by enchantment. est Hay ne," being, quoad the To see the exhaustless wealth L tier, at a watering place for of a country, hitherto controll-' her health. She assures Mr. ed in the exercise of its nativci energies, rolling on with a stea-j uy course, and dispensing its j beneficence with a generous hand, is enough to make a man proud of the characteristic en- terprize of his country, that al-! most vies with nature in its; operations. Favellevillc. Feb. 17. A bale of cotton was brought to this market last week, by Mr. Need ham Smith, of this coun try, which, for its quality, de- t sf rves a particular notice. We understand that this gentleman and his brother, Mr. John C-'itb, obtained, a year or two a, a few cotton seed from "-' Mexico, and have cultivated! en. We think this fact will in- duce those planters who havej been in the tiabit of using seed j from their seed as much as pos-1 advantage Obs. From the Boston Patriot. English society miss foote. It is the favorite province of i a large class of men of letters in nu.nily, without the Coiintriian; capU:i of a privilcdged order, j is denounced at once unsate eijben repeatedly stated trom the! intelligent. The eifect that the! wealth a.id ta nily pretention than discretion, tor a breach of j promise of marriage. This re- port to gratify the delicate taste of the British punlic is printed in extenso in the .London pa pers, and fills some twenty col umns of very close print. Miss Foote, the lovely plan titi, hav- full knowledge of her character proposes to marry her. The o-allant Colonel, from caprice O . . . i or some other motive, causeq this marriage to be broken off? al though he had parted from the iau amsi nimseit ; and this ac tion was in consequence brought to recover damages, not against tne Colonel, whose promises had been as thick as autumnal leaves, but against the unfortu nate second suitor, who was on ly prevented from fulfilling his vows by a kind ditress imposed on him by his friends. The neartlessness of the lady is a- musing. she spends Chrjstmas avBaicrop, the Colonel's r sidence, and in the mean tin e- me flayne, in one note, that she sprovemenl affectionately his thanks him (alias dung, in the same breath for the very renned present ot " "rouse, he had sent her, and very soon after begins a letter to the other lover with an acknowledgment of the more substantial douceur of" a 50 note Without enter ing into this correspondence fur ther, it is sufficient to remark that an English jury gave this heartless woman, who, the mo ther of three illegitimate child ren, was practising on the folly of a green lad of 21, an English jury gave her 3000 as a tribute to her character and prospects, when had the court known what was due to the dignity of public justice, it would have refused to Defender of the Faith ! His friend Lord William Lennox, sentiments of Mr. Adams, as who assisted the Colonel in pro- may be inferred from his letter securing Havne, and who is theito the committee of the House however, wo believe still figures on the scene, aod in fact the; whole of the report with tiie vo-! luminous correspondence sus- nended, displays a succession of ! mean profligacy, which would ing their alarm at the state of the public morals, and it has high places of justice, that there I seemed to be a radical change in the character of the nation, from the enormous and dispro portionate increase of. crime. Regarding this with pain, we may still be permitted to con- sole ourselves, it consolation be needed, lor the wants of Jlris tocracy, by the reflection that even the English nobility are not immaculate in the example they are setting the civilized world. A. W. The Ducking Stool. Our readers will recollect that Nancy Jones was sentenced to be duck ed, as a common scold, in Phil adelphia, some time ago. An appeal was taken on the judge ment of the court, on the ground, that the law of the ducking stool was one of those specks of rust, caused by the raists of the darker ages, and which had ad- hea red to our escutcheon in spite of the burnishers of the more modern ages of light and liberty. Judge Duncan of the Supreme Court on Monday last, set aside the sentence of .the lower court, observing, that in cases of such barbarous retri bution, he "was not disposed to attach his chain to the dung cart of the common law.'' There is a burnisher for you. But what does the learned Judge mean by the "dung cart?" If he continues the figures, he will make scavengers of legislators, farmers of Judges, plough boys of lawyers, and glele of the peo ple at large for whose im the common law, was intended. Baltimore Patrol, Salisbury, Feb. 15. An in quest was held in this place, on the Sth inst.' over the dead body of a new born white infant child, found within a few steps of the Mocksville road, about a mile from town. The verdict of the jury was, "that the child came to its death from the vio lence received at the hands of its mother, or some other per son unknown" The citizens of the town procured the body to be decently interred, on Wed nesday last, the 9th inst. JVes. Car. GENERAL JACKSON. We are very sorry to see insin uations thrown out from any quarter, that the election of General Jackson to the Presi dency would have been a bad precedent or could have endan gered the liberties of his coun- try. Such surely are not the toral colleges, were it possible for another election to take place. Our doctrine is, that no Pre- sident has it In his power to subvert the constitution, or put our freedom in jeopardy. Washington himself could not have done it. The hands of the Executive are effectually tied by the co-ordinate branches of the 'government, and a Caesar or a j Napoleon could not muster a physical torce in tne American Republic, which would be sufh pient to crush its liberties. Pub lic opinion is omnipotent, and would not sustain for a moment the schemes of a tyrant. But the character of General Jackson does not justify any such fears. He is not a military despot ; but blends the virtues of the civilian and the citizen, with those of the soldier. In the strongest measure of his military career, he found an a ble advocate in Mr. Adams, Se cretary of State ; and we believe it is acknowledged on all hands, that he was actuated by a sacred regard to the best interests of his country. General Jackson's conduct during the whole presidential campaign has been of the most dignified, moderate, and deli cate kind, furnishing no grounds for believing, that his election would have been a dangerous precedent. He has manifested the same, eqanimity, and we may add, magnanimity, since the election as he did before that event, and as he has done from the time of his first nomination. His refusal to accept the invita tion of his friends to a public dinner at Washington, evinces peculiar delicacy of feeling, and a prudence which others might not have observed. He is em phatically a great man, and any reflections upon his character at this moment certainly come with a bad grace. Statesman. , Tea. We are informed that there are several small planta tions in the south part of Loui siana on which the tea plant thrives most luxuriantly. The soil is said to be more congenial even than that of China. If so why may not tea become, with proper attention, an article of export? There might at least be a sufficient quantity cultivat ed for home consumption, by which the U. States would re tain vast quantities of specie, now sent to China. That this article might form an important staple of America, there is little doubt, when we reflect upon the rapid and unexpected increase in the growth of cotton. Twen ty years ago, cotton was not an article of export from the Unit ed States, it was cultivated only for domestic uses. Look at it now : what is its commer cial importance ? It is this; Its exportation gives employment to more than 500 ships, and its annual value is not less than $25,000,000. Mabamian. The Slave Trade. Two hundred and twenty associations for promoting the gradual abo lition of negro slavery within the british dominions have been already formed in England ; ; and nearly nine hundred peti tions on the same subject were presented to parliament during its two last sessions. According to the last annual report of the London African Institution (for 1S24) in one year, 1822, there were shipped from Africa, for Rio Janeiro, 31,240 negroes, of whom 3,434 m died on the passage. Into Ba- J bia, 8000 were imported the same year. In 1823, the total number shipped for Rio alone amounted to 21,473, of whom nearly 1800 died on the passage, and there is reason to think that there was at least an equal im portation into the other Brazili an ports, attended by an equal mortality. In the first six months of 1824, the number imported into Rio Janeiro alone, was not less than 16,563, with a mortality of 2,247, The trade for Brazil is carried on north as well as south of the line, in spite of treaties, The last number of the Edin burgh Review accuse the French government of still COnniviner at the equipment and escape of French slave vessels. It calcu lates that "about forty thousand wretched Africans were carried away in a short period by the connivance of his most Chris tian king's government, not withstanding his laws and ties," and supposes that of these forty thousand above, 9000 must have Derished mispraMv on the voyage. 1 ''