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    cf his country. However much we re
gret that the rules of war admit of such
a correspondence as was carrying on be
tween Clinton and Arnold, and however
unfortunate it may be that officers of high
standing and character and of the nicest
sense of honour, should be singled out for
such a service, such is the fact ; and
such, it is to be feared, will be the fact so
Ions: as war shall
a m on it
We arc sorry that we arc compelled to
express our humble dissent from the opin
ions thus conveyed, and that wc cannot
think it cither wise or creditable for the
parties concerned to take the step in ques
tion, especially with any public forms and
annunciation. If it be considered one of
justice and national duty, its tardiness re
flects disgrace ; but, in truth, it is not now,
nor was it ever meet and fitting ; and
more judgment and sound principle
would have been shown in abstaining from
reviving the memory of the subject.
There is no transaction among those of
our Revolutionary war, more disreputable
to the British name, than the tampering
with Arnold, in all its details. The treach
ery of the American General was, indeed,
as the New-York editor prope ly desig
nates it, base ; and the function of the Brit
ish officer, selected as negotiator could not
but partake of its nature. The commission
Was incompatible with "the .nicest sense
of honour,' and its vileness was declared
and scaled in the ignominious doom of
the man, inflicted bv one of the justest
and noblest of the human race.
That the war waired bv Great Britain
upon her Colonies, was corrupt and ty
rannical in its purposes, and detestable in
Its course, is now conceded, of necessity,
by the intelligent politicians of all parlies
in Great Britain. The declared object
of the instigation and abetment of Arnold ;
the eager wish and fond hope of Andre,
as expressed in his letters, were to biing
that war at once to a successful termina
tion ; to rivet the chains of the British
Ministry on America not by fair combat,
but by means of the secret process of the
basest treason. It is not, perhaps, recol
lected, that one of the arrangements of
the plot, was to make a prisoner of Gen
eral Washington ; that this arrangement
was suggested and insisted on by Andre,
while even Arnold was staggered by the
Andre was a soldier of fortune, intre
pid, no doubt, and of captivating manner.
and agreeable conversation ; but he was
hunp: rightfully as a spy engaged in car
rying into effect a foul treason for a gen
eral end which we, of the United States,
must ever hold in abhorrence. What
credit, therefore, can redound to the Brit
ish government, from placing his remains
in Westminster Abbev, anions those of
the national worthies, is not easy to be
perceived. He was not conspicuous for
any great force of genius, or extensive
military attainments ; he had rendered no
signal services : hence, if his memory be
now especially honoured bv the Com
mr.nrlerin Chief of all the Biitish forces,'"'
it must be on account of his having per
ished in an enterprize, wh ich, as the ablest
British Statesmen have often declared?
would, had it succeeded, have entailed po
litical servitude not only on America, but
cn the whole British empire.
We war not with the dead, and can have
no interest nor inclination to disparage the
memory of Andre. This is a question of
history and national feeling, both of which
are to be maintained, if possible, in their
purity and integrity.
rr.02t the Connecticut iiehald.
A gentleman having published, in one
cf the daily papers, a communication a
gainst the use of flannel next the skin dur
ing the summer season, which may tend
to do more harm than good, the writer of
this communication thinks it his duty to
tatc what he has himself experienced-,
that the public may draw their conclusions
from opposite opinions.
In a climate like this, where violent
changes are continually taking place ;
where a variation of wind will cause a dif
ference of from 30 to 40 degrees in the
thermometer, every precaution should be
taken, nnre especially in the z:i?n?ner9 a
gainst a check rf prrspiration, the cause of
one half the fevers, and nearly all the con
sumptions, that ulilict mankind; and if
there is any season ii which flannel next
the body can be dispensed with, it is in the
winter, when perspiration cannot be so
asi'y checked, from the difficulty of
getting the body into that state.
It is a well known fact, that most of the
inhabitants of tropical climates incase the
whole body with flannel, and highly re
commend it to all strangers, as a great
preventive from taking fevers, the body
by its ue becoming gradually cool ; and
there are many who have experienced the
unpleasant sensation of ivet linen touch
ing the body, when exposed to sea bree
zes, which generally succeed sultry morn
ings. Where can be found a more robust class
of people than sailors and laborers who
are exposed to the burning rays of the sun
'throughout the day? yet these people
wear shirts made of daise or J'annel, and
are seldom or never afflicted with fevers
or consumptions, unless from the effects of
In a climate like this, the breast need
c-.zlj be guarded by Jianntl ; and, after using
it a little time, the wearer v. ill be uncon
scious that it is part of his raiment. This
the writer asserts from fifteen years ex
perience not only in this, but in the differ
ent climates of Europe and Asia, during
which time he has never experienced a
day's sickness ; whereas, previously, not a
year passed but violent coughs afflicted
him nearly one-third of the time.
It is certainly unnecessary for any one
enjoying health to adopt the use of llannel ;
but, when once applied, the wearer had
better bear its unpleasant effects for a feu
days in summer, should any be felt, ra
ther than lay the foundation of a con
sumption, by avoiding a trilling inconven
A writer in the New-York Commercial
Advertiser has the following pertinent re
marks on the causes of this fatal disease :
Taking cold is a check of perspiration,
or discharge through the surface of the
body, by which means so many useless
humours are to pass off from the system.
This discharge is liable to be obstructed
many ways. The following are the most
common ones in ordinary life : Changing
thick clothes for thin ones : going from
warm dry rooms, to sit in damp and cold
ones: going, when ii a state of perspira
tion, into the cold air: sleeping in damp
rooms or beds : walking or sitting in the
damp air of the evening, although not
unpleasantly cool ; and numerous other
ways, it you nave commuted any oi me
above errors, lose no time in opening the
pores bring on a perspiration if possi
ble put your feet in warm water sip a
pint of water sweetened with molasses,
as warm as you can bear it, going to bed.
But if you fail in the attempt, lose no time
in calling on your family physician, while
it is in his power to be useful to you. if
you call him too late, it will not be his
fault, for he has not time to call in every
day, and lecture on the preservation of
your health. But if you suffer those hu
mours to remain locked up in the system,
they will find their way to your lungs, and
produce a cough, from that inflammation;
and in a short time all chance of recove
ry i-j gone by.
Caution. Perhaps it is not generally
know n that the seeds contained in the bur
of the Jamestown weed, (as it is here call
ed,) arc of a deadly poisonous nature it
may therefore be necessary to publish the
fact, and to admonish those who have the
care of children to prevent them from
playing among this noxious though luxu
riant species of vegetation, as they are
apt to do in gathering the blossoms and
burs for their infantile pastimes. An in
stance of the dcletei ious effect of the seed
of Jamestown w eeds when taken into the
stomach occurred on Monday evening,
with three small children, (the eldest un
der si:: years of age,) from eating only
two or three of the seeds each : in an
hour after they were attacked with all the
alarming symptoms which invariably ac
company the peculiar operation of. this
poison, and which seemed to threaten im
mediate dissolution. Two of them were
children of Mr. Henry Murden, of this
town, the other a little black boy who
sometimes played with them.
Mr. Murden, as soon as possible, call
ed in a skilful medical gentleman, who
applied the necessary remedies for their
relief, and we are happy to hear that they,
together with the black boy, have entirely
recovered. It was the opinion of the
physician that only enc or two of the seeds
more than they had eaten would have pla
ced it beyond the power of medicine to
save them. It was not until they had suf
ficiently recovered the use of their facul
ties to answer interrogations, that the
fact of their having eaten the seeds was
It is important that the symptoms of
this poisonous ingredient should be
known and remembered, that they may
not be ascribed to other causes, and im
proper remedies applied in the absence of
medical advice. The following is a de
scription of the symptoms manifested in
the above case, which, at our request, has
been politely communicated to us by Dr.
slrchcr, the physician attenc';ng Mr. Mur
den's children :
u A small quick pulse ; skin hot and
dry ; nausea ; great dilation and immo
bility of the pupil, and extreme wildness
in the appearance of the eyes ; at one mo
ment, excessive signs of terror and fright,
at the next, extreme exhilaration of spir-
loquacity ; sighing ; insignif:
cant smile, ( risus surdonicus ;) frowning ;
sudden and violent starting and jumping,
as if from fear of falling; pinching and
scratching ; great debility, particularly of
the lower extremities ; continual motion
of the hands and fingers, as if winding
and twisting thread, catching at imaginary
objects, Sec. A'urJLlk paper.
lie who is continually borrowing furniture,
cr the necessary implements of trade, especially
if it be known thut he is able to proeui'c them
for himself, is justly regarded by iaan as a con
temptible sponger, a penurious w retch. How
much more contemptible must he be who feeds
his cimosity upon the avails of another's industry
or generosity ; who borrows his neighbor's paper
as soon as it is left, and frequently before the
owner has had an onnortunit v to read it himself."
lie comes, the herald of a noisy world,
News from all nations lumb'ring at his back.
boston, august 6. By Mr. Hodges,
who came passenger in the Ruby,anived
at this port from St. Jago, Cape de Verd
Island, we arc informed that while at Port
Praya, he met the late governor of the
Isle of Bourbon, who had recently arrived
there, and was informed by him, that on
his passage from Bourbon to Port Pray a
he stopped off St. Helena", where all com
munication with the place was refused.
The boarding olficer of the English
squadron also declined giving any answers
to inquiries made relative to Bonaparte.
The vessel in which the Governor was a
passenger afterwards touched at Ascen
sion, (about 20th May,) where they fell in
with Sir George Collier, who stated that
BONAPARTE died on the Gth May, and
that he had dispatched a gun brig to En
gland with the intelligence.
Prom the Portsmouth , SV. If. Journal, August 4.
On Thursday afternoon, about four o'
clock, as Mr. Samuel Duncan, of New
castle, (an inspector employed in the custom-house
of this port,) was engaged in
fishing near the entrance of this harbor,
he saw the sea-serpent, lying asleep on
the water, about a quarter of a mile from
Bush Island. He at first supposed it to
be a lare log floating on the water -9 but
on approaching within about one hundred
yards, the serpent immediately moved
with great rapidity towards the west, and
approached near to Odiorne's Point. In
this motion through the water he shew
ed five bunches at a time, about five feet
apart ; presenting the appearance cf five
porpoises following each other in a right
line. He was seen distinctly, while going
about a mile and a half. When he came
near Odiorncs Point he turned, and made
towards the shoals. Mr. Duncan was in
a whale boat, accompanied by his son a
bout 18 years old, and Mr. Jonathan Ycn
nard, wdio both saw the serpent.
About six o'clock the same afternoon,
Mr. Duncan was hailed by a man in a
nother boat, who directed his attention
towards the south, where he again saw
the serpent about half a mile distant ap
proaching the boat in which Mr. Duncan
was. The serpent came directly towards
the boat, and approached within 40 feet
of the stern ; when he suddenly changed
his course, and went off towards York
Mr. Duncan is confident that the ani
mal he saw was entirely different from
any which he had ever seen before ; and
represents himself to be well acquainted
with the appearance of the different hinds
of whales, porpoises, and sharks, as well
as horse-mackerel. The animal he saw
had no appearance of any fins. The first
time the serpent was seen, he was in sight
about half an hour, and by the rapidity of
his motions appeared to be alarmed ; but
the second time, continued moving in dif
ferent directions, near the boat, as much
as an hour.
The above relation is taken from Mr.
Duncan himself, who is ready, if requir
ed, to make affidavit of its truth.
The Commissioners, of the Town, deem it
their duty to state to the public, that within the
present week, six persons have died with a fe
ver, bearing strong resemblance to the Yellow
Fever ; that a number of persons arc at present
confined, with the same disorder, and that one
or two only that have been attacked, have as
yet recovered. It has not been ascertained
whether this disease was engendered among our
selves, or imported from the Havana. Investi
gation is on foot, and the result will be made
kn jwn. In laying these facts before the public,
it is done as much to prevent exaggeration, as to
state them precisely as they exist. The change
in the weather has been, and is at present highly
By order,
THOS. CALL END E R, Towi Clerk.
Wilmington, August 11, 1821.
Sunday, the 29th ult. at 2 o'clock, P. M. a
little son of Mr. Bratton, paper maker, cf
Kennet township, aged about 16 months,
crawled to the edge of the well, the curb
of which had been displaced. A colored
girl who was near, heard something fall,
and running to the well, saw the child just
rise to the top of the water, and instantly,
with noble intrepidity, descended the well
and saved the little fellow from death.
The well is about 20 feet deep, and quite
narrow, so that the girl, in descending
could touch each side ; the bucket was let
down to her aid in getting out, and the
child was restored w ell to its half distrac
ted parents, lie had touched the bottom
of the well, for sand was found in his hair.
1 X I El !F.STI XG 11 1 EXOM EN ( )X.
Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Cannons
burh, 1'enn. to his brother in Charicstown,
Jefferson county, Va. dated July Co.
In my last letter I informed you of a
salt well, w hich Mr. M'Cook had bored to
the depth of five hundred and twenty-five
feet ; not being successful in procuring a
suifictencv of salt water he had abandon
ed it ; hut last Wednesday his partner de
termined to make another effort to raise
the water: after having put a copper t"he
down about two hundred and ten Ject with
a pump in it, they began pumping, and,
after a few minutes, the water came up
with such violence, that it forced them
from the pump, and spouted up nearly
one hundred feet high in a column about
two inches in diameter; the hole is three
inches, the tube two. It continued spout
ing nearly an hour, when it subsided.
The water was very salt. The tube broke
off about four feet below the bottom of a
cistern, which is 12 feet deep and five feet
square ; the water then ulled the cistern
nine feet, and continued a most violent
commotion in the cistern, which has not
yet ceased. On Thursday the gas or air
burst through the ground, I suppose in
ten thousand places, within four or live j
rods round the well ; there is a creek with
in five yards of the well, which has the
appearance of water rapidly boiling.-
This air is called hydrogen gas ; if fire
approaches it, it instantly becomes flame
and burns like a candle. They set tin
tubes of a foot or two long on 10 or 15 of
these places where the gas issued from,
and the gas ascending through them was
set on fire with a lighted paper ; it has
continued burning since Thursday and
exhibits a grand and beautiful appearance
after night."
Columbia, S. C. August 7.
Bread stuffs continue to be high in and
near ths place ; and there appears to be
but little prospect of speedy depression
in price ; for the present crop has suffer
ed so 'much by the incessant rains that
have fallen during the spring and sum
mer, that the general impression seems
to be that there will not be much more
than half a crop made of either Corn or
Cotton. The low land generally has
suffered most, and in many instances there
has been a total loss ; but in many places,
particularly in the high land, the crop is
good ; so that upon the whole it is proba
ble there will be a sufficiency made to
supply every want.
Corn has been sold during the present
summer in this place as high as one dol
lar and a half the bushel, and is at present
selling at a dollar ; and flour was sold
within a few days past at the high price of
twelve dollars a barrel Gazette.
heroes like Ieander and Lord Byron,
who could swim from Sestos to Abydos,
hut occasionally we meet with a dashing
blade, ever ready to buffet the billows and
ride upon the 4k mountain waves." A
gentleman took an early plunge into the
North river floating bath, but scorning
to be confined to a safe tank of GO feet
square, he made his way into the river,
and ducked and dived, and floated about,
until he found himself at a considerable
distance from the shore. Alarmed for
his safety, he shouted and hallooed for
help, when lo ! a boat, containing two rco
men, and a little boy, sculled toward the
exhausted swimmer, and the women, kind
souls, with outstretched hands, and aver
ted eyes, lifted the sufferer 'into the boat,
dripping and trembling like a sick water
nymph, and rowed him back to the bath,
where they received bis grateful and na
ked acknowledgments.
Extraordinary. Wc are informed by
a gentleman who arrived in the Mars, and
who came to the mouth of the Ohio in the
steam boat Independence from New-Orleans,
that the Independence grounded
in the Mississippi on her passage up,
and was aground 1 1 days. As she was
high and dry, preparations were made for
launching her timber, Sec. procured for
the purpose, and on the 11th night there
was a most violent thunder storm ; in the
morning there was water around the boat
timber, &c. all gone adrift, and the li
ver apparently from its bank had not risen.
A. line was thrown out to sound, as the
boat appeared to be afloat, and they found
36 feet of water ! All attempts to get
their anchor up were to no purpose, and
they cut their cable and proceeded on
their voyage Pub. 4dv.
From the J'eu-Ilaven Register.
Tothc politeness of capt. Lines, of the
-nn Maria, we are indebted for Bermuda
papers to the 21st July. They do not
contain any thing of importance. Wc
perceive by these papers, however, that
the spirit of dissatisfaction against Gov.
Lumley still continues. Both the Ham
ilton Gazette and Bermudian contain ar
ticles which, even in this country, would
be considered pretty plain language to be
held towards a governor. The subicct
now m dispute is a difficulty which has a
risen between the governor and the late
church wardens of the parish of St. Geor
ges. As far as we can understand the
nature of the quarrel it is thus : The peo
ple of the parish were not well pleased
with their parson, and an opinion having
gone abroad that owing to some informal
lty in signing the assessment thev were
not liable to pay their taxes, refused to
open their purses to the tax gathefer!
It was decided by judges of law that they I
must pay; the collection had however!
been retarded, and when the present ui
new vestry were chosen, the greater part
of two years taxes was due. The priest
wantcdhis cash, and finally called on the
governor for help. The governor order
ed the old wardens to make up their ac
counts and transfer them to the new war
dens allowing them two months for the
settlement of their accounts, when it is
contended that the ecclesiastical law al
lows them two years for that purpose
They treated his orders with contempt ;
he then threatened them in various ways,
and told them that they should go lo 4 pris
on, where no power on earth could release
them, Sec. He sent his constables after
them to attend his court ; they rclused to
come, and he then sent and brought them
bv military force to the church, where
with closed doors, he ordered them to
comply with his demands ; but they were
stubborn, and after much threatening on
the part of the governor, they were com
mitted to jail, under a military guard.
The governor has said that the parish
church of Si. Georges had " become a
den of thieves." Both of the Bermuda
editors had introduced their articles by
saying, the Devil can quote scripture for
his purpose. The Bermudian compli
ments the governor, by observing that,
"as every good man has long been debar
red from entering its gates, the public
knows well who to place at the head of
this den of thieves."
The papers say that the governor has
no legal authority to imprison these men.
Remarkable Epoch of Bermuda.
Hamilton, (beu.) july 2 1. On Tues
day, the 17th of July, A. D. one thousand
eight hundred and twenty-one, under the
administration of bis excellency lieut.
general the honorable sir William hum
Icy, K. C. B. and in a time of profound
peace, military force takes precedence of
the civil powers ! ! I
Whereas the congress of the United
States, by a joint resolution of the second
day of March last, entitled " Resolution
providing for the admission of the state
of Missouri into the Union cn a certain
condition," did determine and declare
" That Missouri should be admitted into
this union on an equal footing with the
original states, in all respects whatever,
upon the fundamental condition, that the
fourth clause of the twenty-sixth section
of the third article of the constitution
submitted on the part of said state to con
gress, shall never be construed to author
ize the passage of any law, and that no
law snail be passed in conformity thereto,
by which any citizen of either of the
states of this union shall be excluded from
the enjoyment of any of the piivilces
and immunities to which such citizen is
entitled under the constitution of the U
nited States : Provided, That the legisla
ture of the said state, by a solemn public
act, shall declare the assent of the said
state to the said fundamental condition,
and shall transmit to the president of tho
United States on or before the first Mon
day in November next, an authentic copy
of said act ; upon the receipt whereof, the
prcsident,by proclamation shall announce
the fact : whereupon, and without any fur
ther proceeding on the part of Congress,
the admission of this said state into the
union shall be considered as complete :
And whereas, by a solemn public act
of the assembly of thesaid state of Mis
souri, passed on the twenty-sixth of June,
in the present year, Entitled 44 A solemn
public act declaring the assent of this
state to the fundamental condition con
tained in a resolution passed by the con
gress of the United States, providing fcr
the admission of the state of Missouri
into the Union on a certain condition;"
an authentic copy whereof lias been com
municated to me, it is solemnly and pub
licly enacted and declared, that that state
has assented, and does assent, that the
fourth clause of the twenty-sixth section
of the third article of the constitution of
said state " shall never be construed to
authorize the passage of any law, and that
no law shall be passed in conformity
thereto, by which any citizen of either of
the United States shall be excluded from
the enjoyment of any of the privileges
and immunities to which such citizens
are entitled under the constitution of the
United States Now, therefore, I
James Monkoe, president of the United
States, in pursuance cf the resolution of
congress aforesaid, have issued this my
proclamation, announcing the fact, that
the said state of Missouri has assented to
the fundamental condition required by
the resolution of Congress aforesaid ;
whereupon the admission of the said
state of Missouri into this Union is de
clared to be complete.
In testimoy whereof, I have caused
the seal of the United States cf
to be affixed to these
presents, and signed the same
l. s. with my hand. Done at the city of
Washington, the tenth day of Au
gust, 1S21; and of the indepen
dence of the said United States of
America the forty-sixth.
By the President :
Sec, cf S.'zlc.

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