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    '-(ancs. Wc inJide no attack upon 4:the
purity of Mr. Crawford's motives ;ho' -
we did indeed say, that tho ambitious
language which he made use of in hit,
letter to the House of Representatives,
rendering another call upon him necessa
ry to discover its meaning, gave a differ
ent color to the transaction than it would
otherwise have worn, and we expressed
our surprise at it in the hackneyed excla
mation, -O temjvjra I O more.? ! and wc
should have expressed ourselves in the
same manner, had it been any other indi
vidual instead of Mr. Crawford. Neither
did we censure the appointment of sena
tor Thomas, because Mr. Crawford was a
candidate for the Presidency ; our disap
probation would have been as great, and
expressed in language as strong, had he
never 6een thought of for that office : tho'
the circumstance of his Icing a candidate
vras mentioned as giving a peculiar im
portance to the transaction. The con
clusion of the whole, then, as respects the
part we have taken, is, that we have done
no more than our duty ; that the report
does not destroy the force, nor alter in
the least the propriety of our remarks,
because they were founded on admitted
iacts, which no report, no committee
whatever, could disprove.
Messrs. Editors ; One great benefit derived
from the invention of printing, is the wide and J Uuvci any one stale. W e are oi opin
rapid extension of facts and opinions through j ion that any regulation limiting the litim
tlu; medium of nubile journals. At the same lnv r-.f ivmcn; ipffitf-rl is unfair, for al-
uk; iw--uh.iii ui ju:ji:u juurnui. me ;
time that we must all acknowledge the utility of j
such channels ot comevance, no one can deny
that the blackest falsehood will take as wide a .
range and as deep root in the world's mind as !
the purest truths. Whenever, then, we see the !
conduct ot an officer of high character made
fer our predilection for the man to blind our
eyes to his faults, neither is it our disposition to
condemn any one unheard. It certainly is their
duty who are placed in situations where they
can watch over the interests of our country, to
notice more particularly those whose opportu
nities of injuring them can be best guarded a
gainst, w ho cannot easily be detected, or when
detected, may not, without difficulty, be punish
ed. You are our sentinels; and our public' offi
cers are those over whom the strictest watch
is to be kept. 1 make these preliminary re
marks, in consequence of having1 observed, a
mong other notices of the improper exercise of
trusts confided to the officers of the United
States, one which animadverts severely on the
appointment of Mr. Thomas, by the Secretary
of the Treasury, to examine one of our land of
fices. That such an appointment was made by Crawford, that Mr. Thomas was at the time
a. Senator in Congress, and that he received a
compensation for the performance of the busi
ness enioined on him, are facts admitted. Hut
hat in so doing Mr. Crawford has done a deed
f that kind which must eventuate in the loss; ot
lA public confidence and esteem, however strong
the attempt to forestall it, I will venture to assert
is not the fact. The friends and acquaintances
of Mr. Crawford could find no difficulty in be
lieving him guiltless of any corruption in the ad
rninistrationof his official duties, even before
the late report of a select committee; and no
tne suojeci or mame m a newspaper, it is as pjv sufijPjent cjnnct be denied; but. it
much due to he public who judge, as to the h num,,cr ,ac ;im:lcd to fiftv, the larger
person uidcred, that the charcre be completely r r . -i
Elucidated ; for I trust that as we should not suf- P3I must of cuuruc refuse to exchange
one, let them be enemies even of the Secretary ; rQV a tliircl rcadif.g. Several other amend
of the Treasury, can at this time doubt, alter; ... . , . , ,,
.r..r ,,,1 ,.ndid ae.mittal contained in this
ii IV. ItMl J
report. When men, integrity and patri
otism have never been doubted, have by similar
acts countenanced Mr. Crawford; who, however
much he may deprecate the practice, will sus
pect the purity of his motives ?
Ttv inserting the report with these remarks in
your next, you will not only do Mr. Crawford an
'in cf iusticc, but confer a favor on a
Wc have been much gratified in perusing the
fifth annual report of the American Colonization
Society ; and the more so, as its prospects of suc
cess appear so flattering. Yc have ever wished
w ell to the object of this Society ; but we con
fess our belief of its success has at no time here
tofore, been strong; we have, indeed, looked
upcm the plaji as chimerical. We doubted the
practicability of obtaining the consent of any
considerable number cf the sable children of
Afric, to return to the land of their fathers, their
Idpis of which bcinjr so generally associated
v-Uh t. rror but granting this difficulty were re-
vi thi want of funds, we thought, would
be another and an insuperable obstacle ; the hos
tility of the natives too, and the pestiferous in
fluence cf the climate, would likewise operate
vcrv powerfully to destroy their plans and blast
tl cir hopes. And the mortality attending the
first expedition, afTecting both the agents and
the colonists, and the subsequent deceit and
treachery of the natives on the Sherbro, U ft us
scarcely" a doubt S ultimate failure. Hut most
,.f il,r.. obstacles appear now to have been sur-
mounted, or to wear a ices lormuiaaic
and the practicability of planting a colcr.y on
the coast cf Africa is reduced to a certainty. The
a-ents of the society have purchased a tract of
land of the (irand Itassa nation, residing near the
Grain Coast of Guinea, between the 5th and 6th
aegrees of north luQudc. The tract purchased
includes the whole cf Cape ilestirado, with the
mouth and a considerable extent of the liver.
This vivcr, the report states empties itself into
the Atlantic, and U hi length about 300 miles,
bein- the largest African rivcr.betwccn the I?io
Grande to the north, and the Congo to the south.
This station is important in a commercial point
of view, and is us healthy as any other part of
western Africa. All apprehension of an unwil
lingness on the part of the free blacks to cmi-
1 11 4. .
i;ratcto Anja, lias ahovcnUIicdj as .great num-
hcrs cf tl,c,n the report cays, far more than can
he sent, earnestly desire it. Nothing now ap
pears in the way, unless it be the want of funds;
but the board state, that as they have never yet
kit it, they will not now fear it. The society
appeal to the liberality of their countrymen:
their appeal, we trust, will not be in vain.
The day of Afric's redemption seems at length
to be dawning : her sufferings will at last have
an end, her tears ere long cease to How. The
worse than midnight darkness which now envel
opes her, will be dissipated : the descendants of
those who were forcibly and cruelly torn from
their native land, will return to their much in
jured country, and carry with them civilization,
and the advantages accompanying it. Ignorance
and barbarism will flee before them : and Afiica,
which, as far back as history carries us, has
groaned beneath a curse will be redeemed from
its withering influence through the instrumen
tality of those who have helped to perpetuate it.
These may be called dreams ; if so, they are
pleasant ones. Wc belike thev arc something ! ausweicu i if a.v,...
. 4. " , , -u and we believe there is no doubt enter
more, that thev arc expectations which will be . ,
. " - , , . tained of its complete success. Should
realized. I he period may be more distant than... , , . :f ,h inntwrn will
wc anticipate; the exertions of the Colonization
Society may have no agency in hastening it ;
generation after generation may yet pass away j
before it shall arrive: but the time will come, .
for not man, but Omnipotence, has said it.
In the bill before the House of Repre
sentatives to regulate the Post Office de
partment, it is provided that no printer
shall receive in exchange more than fifty
papers free of postage, and not more th.n
ycr Gi papers rcceiveu is
mQSt one xvhich can
, (. ,
,east a" those we have yet
be devised, at
seen, must be
oppressive to the smaller papeis. i uui
a judicious selection of fiitv ot the best
paper'; throughout the union will be am
with the smaller, when they bring with
them an additional expense. It would
thus subtiact a considerable amount of
general information from the community
and every measure which limits the dis
semination of intelligence in a country
where it is the best security for the in
tegrity of the government and the free
dom of the people, must be unjust. The
measure will not increase the revenue of
the Post Office department, and will be
injurious to a large class of our citizens,
and must of course be impolitic. We see
no better plan than to leave the exchange
of papers perfectly free and untramclled
as it now is. Savannat Gtorgia?t.
The section containing the above reg
ulation respecting the exchange between
printers, has since, on motion of Mr. San
. f tix-cd, but a rc-
cens: deration was subsequently moved by
Mr. Rochester, and carried,) been struck
out, in the process of going through the
bill in detail in the House of Represen
tatives, previously to its being engrossed
tativcs, pi
ments were use wise mace to inc uni, par-
ticularly one expunging ail mat part ot
the 8th section which prowdes for an in-
crease of postage on newspapers. The
bill, as amended, has since passed the
House by a vote of 9 1 to 56
One of the most important incidents
on Saturday last, was the rejection, by the
President, of the bill to authorize the
erection of toll-gates on the Cumberland
Road. The grounds of this veto will be
found in the message in another part of
this day's paper. The second message
on the subject, transmitted on Saturday
eveninr to me riuusc ui jvepreseiuuuvca,
. .t tt r n .:
' i i i c
embraces, at ercat lentrth, the views ot
the President on the subject of Internal
Improvement generally.
MAy 7. Both Houses of Congress sat
from 10 o'clock in the morning to a late
. hcur last night. In the bustle of so much
i business, wc find it difficult to keep pace
with the business transacted. Wc par
ticularly note, for public information, the
following incidents, which occurred in the
course of yesterday :
The bill to erect toll gates on the Cum
berland road, with the objections thereto
by the President, having been reconsid
ered in the House of Representatives, it
was rejected by a majority of 4 votes,
though it had before a majority of 1 9
votes in its favor.
The Senate put into the military appro
priation bill an appropriation of 9000 dol
lars, to be applied to the repair of the
Cumberland Road ; which appropriation
was rejected by the other House.
A 'at. Intel.
The Greet "aval Eficriment. At the
appointed hour yesterday morning, all the
arrangements having been completed, the
experiment was commenced which wr.s
to test the practicability of hauling up, on
an inclined plane, upon the plan invented
by Commodore Rodgers, a large ship of
war. The new frigate Potomac, of the
class of 44 guns, and weighing, with the
apparatus attached to her? about 1C00
tons,. was the ship with which this inter
esting and important experiment was to
be tried. Though a light wind prevailed,
the ship was introduced without accident
between the ways on which she was to as
cend, and. at 2 o'clock the power of three
windlasses, worked by 40 or 50 men each,
was applied, to the immense floating cas
tle, and she began slowly to ascend. The
operation was continued successfully, un
til the ship was drawn almost out of the
water. At this moment, the lashings
which t connected the block of the centre
purchase with the large cable that passed
around the ship, fore and aft, and drew
her on, parted. This accident, however,
had been guarded against, and means ta
ken, in case of such an occurrence, to
prevent the ship from running back
The vessel, therefore, remained firm in
her place ; but, as it required some hours
to repair the damage, the remainder of
the operation was deferred until this
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morning. 1 ne cxpcruiicui nas, bo ur,
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be. of incalculable advantage to all man-
time nations, as it will enable them to
preserve a navaj forcc Df any magnitude,
.. jWuVS n readiness for the time of war,
without the expense and deterioration
which ncccssarilv attend the keeping a
grcatc- portion afloat, than may be requi
site for a time of peace.
A large concourse of citizens attended
to witness this interesting spectacle ; and
we are sorry to add that a young son of
Col. Wrh. lirent had his leg broke by the
falling cable, when it gave way. id.
The town of Norfolk has been again a
sufi'crei by Fire, of considerable extent,
on the 30th ult. The number of houses
destroyed was between thirty and forty,
with nearly all their contents, driving as
many families nearly naked into the street
the file having broken out between 1 1
and 12 o'clock at night. The greatest
loser is said to be Mr. John MTMiail,
whose warehouses were stored with the
cargo of a vessel just put in there in dis
tress. His loss is estimated at from 1 5
to 20,000 dollars. id.
One hundred and eleven boats have al
ready been registered at the toll office
this spring. Great improvements have
been made in the construction of canal
boats since last year. Forty tons burthen
is found to be preferable to a larger size.
The boats now most approved of, produce
but little motion in the water, and the
wake which caused such injury by its ac
tion upon the banks, is prevented These
boats, with two horses e ach, carry 400
barrels of flour, at the rate of three miles
an hour.
One raft passed this yesterday, which
was 1920 feet lon, drawn by 12 horses,
and managed by 40 men, containing 200,-
' 000 feet of fencing stuff for the canal be
tween this and Schenectady. Another
equally large, with cedar posts, for the
same object, left the canal at Rome and
descended the Mohawk liver, after dis-
chartHnf their horses, and unlimberinsr
o . qq
Live flsh) caught in Oneida lake and
put into cribs, made for the purpose, and
towed down by the boats, are constantly
to oe lound at the docks and in tne sups
for sale.
Two hundred and six tons of merchan
dize, have the week past been forwarded
west on the Canal. From the bustle
which now prevails in our streets, it would
seem that this was only the commence
ment of the Spring business. Sentinel.
Fat Beef. On Saturday last, one of the
most extraordinary exhibitions of this
i i i : ,k
iii.i (i(,i attii in nils iiiy, vi in any uiii
yt i o ' i .
. n i in inn iJiuirci niaics. was rxhosku i
. Mf t. ef r t n n;i v;ici,;
in Fulton market. Butchers as well as
j candid travellers, declured that they nev
er saw any thing that could be comp ed
with It. This was a steer of five years
old, raised by Mr. Elijah Hart, of Say
brook, Connecticut, and had derived, with
scarcely any exception, his whole sup
port from its mother's milk. He sucked
within half an hour of its being killed.
The fiesh of this extraordinary creature
weighed 1241 lbs; the rough tallow 150,
and the hide S2 lbs. The best cuts were
sold at 1 S pence per lb. and the whole was
purchased in a few hours. Mr. Thomas
Gibbons, one of the butchers, who a few
weeks ago distinguished himself by the
sale of a number of uncommonly fine
cattle in the Washington market, bought
a piece weighing 120 lbs. This he in
tends to send on to London, and when
this, together with the piece formerly de
signed for Mr. Rush, mir minster at that
court, shall have arrived, the .English,
while they indulge themselves in singing
u O the roast beef of Old England, " can
have no objections to us supposing, that
the roast beef of Ameiica would, like
wise, be worthy of some poetical notice.
X. Y. Spectator.
Great dif-fiatch and rciid tailing. It is
worthy of remark, that the Packet ship
James Monroe, Capt. Lee, w hich arrived
at this port yesterday, has been absent on
ly 72 days, 31 of which she lay in port at
Liverpool. She made her passage out in
18 days, and returned to this port in 23
days, making 41 days that she was at sea,
going and coming. A passenger, who
came home in her, had been absent from
New-York only 49 days, and transacted
important business in London.
Evening Post.
In Mecklenburg county, on the 2d. inst. Mr.
Marcus Alexander, to Miss I'atsy Vilberi, both
cf that count v.
. Not long since, in Cabarrus county, Mr. Seth
Hudson, aged about 45 years. Mr. Hudson was
a very industrious farmer. lie has left a widow
and several children to lament his loss.
" Why should we mourn departed friends,
Or shake at death's alarms ;
It is the voice that Jesus sends
To call us to his arms."
Departed this life, on the 6th of April, after
a short illness, in Person county, Mr. Hodkrt
It. King, in the thirtieth year of his age. Mr.
King was a native of Iredell county, and gradu
ated at the university in this state in 1815. From
that period to the year 1820, he vas engaged in
various literary pursuits, and in the acquisition
of biblical and other religious knowledge ; at
which time, he was consecrated to the ministry
of the everlasting gospel, by the Presbytery cf
Orange. Subsequent to that time, he resided
two sessions, or perhaps something more, in the
Theological Seminar- in Princeton, New-Jersey.
In that seminary he very happily prosecuted the
study of sacred literature, ami became zealous
ly attached to all those institutions which have
been instituted for the purpose cf evangelizing
the world.
After returning home, he was employed as a
missionary, for some months, by the missionary
society of North-Carolina, in Caswell and Per
son counties : and about the close of this time,
he was called, by the great Head of the Church,
to give an account of his stewardship. This is
the second time that the sanctuary in this sec
tion of country, has been invaded in rapid and
awful succession, by the hand of death ; and will
not the church " hear the rod, and consider who
hath appointed it r" Communicated.
Rev. Mr. Carrigan, of Rowan, died but a short
time before.
f jIIE subscriber is prepared to furnish families
fl and others with any quantity of ICE, every
morning at sun-rise, at his house in Salisbury.
May 1, 1822. 3wtl04
iMoney Iiost.
THE subscriber left between three and four
hundred dollars, in Bank Notes, under a
bed in the house of Boswell Bostick, ten miles
east of Rutherford ton. lie did not recollect of
having left the money at said Bostick's until he
had come on this side of Lincolnton, on his re
turn home. He there hired Air. John Alichael
to go on after the money, and directed him to
the very spot where it w as placed ; but it was
not there. Bostick also knew where the money
was, and it is believed that lie now has it in his
possession. Any person who will deliver said
money to the subscriber, shall receive a reward
of S50.
Description of t?ioncy lost - 1 State Bank Note
of S100 ; 1 Newbern do. of S100 ; 1 do. do. of
S50 ; 1 do. do. of S20 ; 1 Cape Fear do. of S10 ;
3 State Bank do. of 10 ; several fives on the
State Bank of North-Carolina, and several do.
on the South-Carolina Banks. Marks and Nos.
are not recollected. It is probable that the sub
scriber's name is on one or both of the glOO
notes. I am willing to make oath to the above
Concord, May 11, 1 822.-2 vtl03
1 7 ROM the subscriber, (in Cabar-
rT rllS countv) a evr s aS"0
5J a bay horse, about 15 hands high,
JLf??. S years old, and in good order he
lias a star on his forehead, one hind foot white,
and a sw itch tail. Any person that will deliver
said horse to me, or take him up and give me
information where hs is, shall be paid all reason
able expenses. SILAS TRAVIS.
Cabarrus, May 9, 1S22. 2wtl03
Sto tte Thief I
STOLEN from the stable of the subscriber,
residing at Caswell Court-house, on the night
of the 8th inst. a dark chesnut sorrel HORSE,
marked with a star in his forehead, his back
somewhat rubbed by the saddle ; is about 5 feet
high, nine years old, and a good pacer, although
a little stiff in his movements. The thief is sup
posed to be a man calling himself H'Miam Izi is,
about live feet nine or ten inches high, dark
complexion and dark hair, features prominent,
particularly the nose, countenance expressive
and open ; the first and third finger of the left
hand marked with a black ring indented in the
ct-in w-th mm.nowder. and one arm marked with
w..ja I' " 7 -
an eagle in the same manner ; had widi him a
new suit of clodics, coat of light blue bomba
zette, nankeen pantaloons, and black striped
Marseilles vest ; also, a drab surtout, with capes.
It is supposed he is making his way to some of
the Western or Southern states. A liberal re
ward will be given for the apprehension of the
thief, and lodging him in any jail within the limits
of North-Carolina, and securing the horse so that
he may be recovered by the owner, Doct. John
Garland, of Alilton. Information communicated
to him, or to the subscriber, will be thankfully
received, and promptly attended to.
CasweS C. II. May 12, 1822. 3wt4
.1 OooiY Ilattev "SVautcd.
LIBERAL wages will be given to one or two
young men, of good habits, who understand
their business. Those seeking employment may
g-ct a g-ood job, by applying to the subscriber in
Morganton, N. C.
AN AWAY from the subscri-
ber, liv'mcr in Chester Dis
trict, South Carolina, on the 6th
of this inst. a neijTO man named
Jacob, a rough blacksmith, aged
twenty -one ears, of dark com
plexion, stout built, about five
apparel not rec - Jc-ctcd. He has been lately
brought from the state of Virginia, and it is be
lieved that he will try to make his wav back
through this State; it is alio believed that, if ap
prehended, he will deny hs master's name r
therefore the Jailers are requested., if the abov
described negro should fall into their hands, to
drop :ne a few lines to Chester Court House,
and oblige, JOHN S. lilCE.
May 16ti, 1322. owtlO-l? .
SUPETilOI! Court of Law, April Term, 1S22..
ltuth Harris vs. John Harris It appearin
to the court, by return of two subpoenas, that
said John Harris is not to be founa in the coun-
i, ana tne requisition oi the act in otner respects
having been complied with, it ordered by the
court, that publication be made three months in
the Western Carolinian and Raleigh Star, for the
said John Harris to appear at the next Superior
Court, to be held for the county of Rowan, to
answer this petition, otherwise it will be heard
ex parte. Leave is given to the petitioner to ex
amine testimony without giving notice to the
defendant ; it appearing to the court that he lias
absconded and gone without the limits of the
state, to parts unknown.
Witness Alex. Fro hock, Clerk of the Rowan
Superior Court, at office.
BEG leave to inform their friends and the pub
lic, that they have made an establisment in
the above business at Newark, New-Jersey, eight
miles from New-York, where they have constant
ly on hand, of their own manufacture, an exten
sive assortment of
Of all kinds, Harness, Trunks, Whips, and Spurs
Also, Skirting Leather; Bridle and Harness
do. ; Hog Skins ; Sheep, Calf, and Morocco do. ;
Saddle Trees, and addlerv Ware, of cverv de
scnption. Merchants that are on to the North,
and ileal in the articles, will find it to their inter
est to call and examine. Orders will be care
fully executed, and goods sent to any part of the
United States. They respectfully solicit r- share
of the public patronage.
.Vctrrfr, Marci 23," 1832. Swt'lQ2
To Un&ei'Uxkevs,
IIOR the purpose of building a Male and Fe
male Academy in Charlotte, N. C. Propo
sals will be received by either of the undersign
ed, until the last Wednesday in Alay, for making
and delivering at the place of buildiug, as soon
as practicable, two hundred thousand well made
and burnt brick, of the usual size. Persons
making proposals will say how soon they will
undertake to deliver the brick.
CCT The Trustees of the Charlotte Male and
Female Academy are notified to meet at Char
lotte on the last Wednesday in Alay.
130 Dollars "
ering to the subscribers FOUR NEGRO
AIEN, (who left their owners on last evening for
no other reason than to endeavor to reach some
state where they will be free men,) viz : Robin,
Jacob, Julius and Rixon, (who perhaps may be
J m company with several others.) Robin is about
J Jo years ot age, dark complexion, heavy built,
! a likely active waiting man, and a good wagon
er an honest, taithtul servant, one who never
had his back marked with a whip ; in a word,
we had all confidence in him. He has a large
scar across one of his hands and fingers from the
cut of a cotton machine. Jacob is a black fel
low, about 45 years of ape, 5 feet 8 er 10 in
ches high, stoop'd shoulders, jpey head and
large whiskers : he is an old offender. Julius
is about 35 or 40 years of age, yellow complex
ion, a little above the middle size, likely, active,
smart fellow, can read and perhaps write. Rix
on, belonging to James Harris, of York District
S. C. is about 35 years old, stout made, but low
er than the common size of negroes ; is of a
black complexion, speaks slow, and has a down
look when spoken to. He was brought from
the eastern shore in Alaryland, by Mr. Springs,
15 years ago, and sold to J. Harris. He took
with him a drab great-coat, a suit of browa
broad-cloth, all new, two spotted vests, two pair
white pantaloons, three pair of shoes, three
neek-cloths, a white hat, and upwards of g20 in
cash. .No doubt they (with all in their compa
ny) will make the best of their way either on
the route leading to the north or west, perhaps
the latter. The above reward, or one quarter
for either, will be paid on their being appre
hended or secured, so that we get them. We
expect their route will be by the way of Wilkes
borough. Any communication respecting the
above negroes, or either of them, can be made
to Robert Dinkins, Charlotte, N. C.
MZcK-ienburz Co. V. C.
April 29, 1822. 6vvtl05
EY a decree of the Court of Equity, made at
1 April term, 1822, I will expose to Public
Sale, at the Court-House in Salisbury, on Mon
day, the 10th of June next, lots No. 17 and 18.
in the great north square of the town of Salis
bury", on which there are improvements; and
lots No. 26, 37, and 38, in said town, unimpro
ved. Also, two tracts or parcels of land, lying
and being in the county of Rowan, to wit : one
of three hundred acres, lying on the waters of
Flat Swamp Creek, and one of a hundred acnes,
lying on the top of a mountain, called little
mountain, near to the Flat Swamp Springs, be
longing to the heirs at law of Evan Alexander,
deceased. A credit of twelve and eighteen
months will be given. Bonds, with approved
securities, w ill be required.
April 30, 1822. 4wtl04

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