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    under it, should riij.iy e-jiiil privileges
oik: whU another, anJ'e'iu.'.IIy brar the
expense and burdens of j;overnriifci(l
Thu is very far bom being the case in
Noi th-Cat .Tina. I'udVr the pi esent con
stitution our suit government ha ceased
to be republican, scvd ha bromine a cum
plcit: aristocracy. S from the ma
jority governing, as it might to do, it is an
incoiiiestiblr. Tictt ih.a a minority cf less
than one-third of the free people of the
state) control ami m.d-.e laws for all the
rest. This follows In m the mode of
choosing members to this legislature.
Each county elects the same number of
representatives, without any regard either
to the amount of population, or extent of
territory contained in the county. Thus
eur county of Rowan, with a free popu
lation of more than 20,628 souls, sends to
the legislature only three members, while
the small county of Green, with t free
population of only 2,3)9 souls, is entitled
to the same number. So that, in fact,
three citizens in many of the small coun
ties in the eastern part of the stare, have
more weight in making the laws than 27
of the free Inhabitants of Rowan. So,
likewise, as to bearing the burdens of go
vernment. It is a fact established by the
books of the comptroller, that there is a
number of the small counties in the slate
which do not furnish a sufficient amount
of taxes to pay the wages of their own
members ; whilst Rowan sends to the
public treasury every year, over and above
the pay of her own members, upwards of
2,000 dollars. And yet, year alter year,
when Rowan applies, in a respectful man
ner, to the legislature to have her un
wieldy territory divided, and her local
grievances redressed, she is treated wiih
sneers, and rejected with scorn. Fellow
citizens, is it not time for the people to
aw krn to a sense of their degraded situ
atij i j Shall we continue to ruv the
laws Tiuile for us by the minority, and
pv them for domineering over us '.So.
Thrir is a point of forbearance beyond
whit li it is criminal to go. Nor is i the
rep esenutive feature of the constitution
alon , that requires amendment; there
are many other ports which experience
proves ran be Altered for the bct'.er. One
of which, in our opinion, is, that the le
gislature meets too often. We think,
that !o convene every two years, wouli
be fivquent enough. It is now a fart,
not i 00 denied, that the laws of one ses-
sioh !ue scarcely time to become known f more tranquil than I expected ; the terri
to the people, until they are either re-jble affair af Scio as glutted for a time
'pealed or altered by the succeeding le- these monsters. I shall, by tne Sultana
gislature. ' What are laws this year, cease write you a fuller description of this dread
to be laws the next ; and so constantly fu kCeiie. Smyrna is crowded with wo
are our acts of the Assembly changing, men and children, brought away as slaves
that few others than the lawyers know i
which are in force and which are i.ot.
This is a great defect in our constitution,
and a serious grievance to the people.
But there is another objection to the le
gislature meeting as often as it does :
namely, the great expense incurred by it.
The legislature, one year with another,
costs the people little short of 40,0 h) dob
lars. Now if it were convened only once
in every two years, then this large sum of
40,000 dollars, or nearly that, would e vei y
other year b saved to the public ; and
might either not be collected at all, or, if
collected, applies! to pu. poses of general
But, fellow citizens, our object is not
row so murh to expose the defects of the
present v tem, as to call your attention
to a remedy, Every reflecting citizen
must bein to see, and sensibly to feci,
that the operations of the present consti
tution are unequal, unjust, and anti-re-publico
in the extreme ; that they are
every day ijrnv ing wore, and unless the
remedv is speedily applied, will soon be
come too grievous to be tolerated. What
is litis remedy, we would ask ? Evetv
tongue will at once answera Conven-kan
tion of the free people of North-Carolina 1
But, how is this most desirable end to be
brought w')ut ? Not by apphing to the
legislature., 'or the MINO'HFY there
hold the p vcr ; and sad experience Uiows
is, thtt U ding power, they forget right.
Nu 1 there is no hopes from the legisla
ture ; and after the treatment we have
received from that quarter, it would be hu
iniliaing to apply to them again. Thank
Crd. in this laiH, where our fathers fought I
for freedom, there is another modeof oo-saiiicd oun and Lui Utile rtsUurice was
timing redrcsstif our sufferings; this is, to made by the Crerks. A general massa
p)lv to the source of all political power, ! ere commenced. No a male was spared;
to the people themselves. ne pow er lies
In the hands of the people, and a tnajori
ty have an incontestable right to exercise
that power in altering or new-modifying
the constitution whenever they please.
The main consideration is, how to pro
duce such a concert, as to bring by their
delegates a majority of the people togeth
er. To aecomplish this most desirable
object, WE believe that the best plan is,
for the freemen of each county to meet
at the place of mustering in each Cap
tain's district, and choose one or more
delegates. The delegstesof each coun
ty so chosen, to convene tit their respec
tive Court-1 louses, on some cetuin div,
to take lh subject of our grievance under 'the sea, at one time ; but the greatest pari baMston, spa. k. y. Arc 6.
their most serious consideration; and, j of tbcm are brought here as slaves; the Mure hfftcts nf Intoxieation. On Sun
ammg other measures, to appoint a com- Bazars arc full of then and the most day, the 2ath tilt, the body of a transient
mit'ee for the purpose of opening and wretched sights are eery day presented per.son was found in the stable of Peter
carry ing on a correspondence w ith like , to us I have been very near getting into IXirby, in Ballston. It is sinrt ascertain
committee i:i other counties ; ami in this dilTictil y by purchasing a sm.. II boy from ciT that hi name was George Thomas,
manner produre a concert of feeling and the Turks, and have been obliged to give and that he was a revolutionary pension
treasures, which cannot fail, in n short 1 im up, as we have no Consul here to cr. An inquest was held, and their vcr-
it 'lie, ot bringing about aeoiivct.tioti of the
I'reo people of NH th-Catolina.
Itciirvinj;, as wc do, that this is l be on
ly method by which we can obtain redress,
we, the grand-jury, joint -sufferers with
yourselves, collected together from every
part of the county, do most earnestly re
commend to you to meet at your respec
tive muster grounds on someday between
this and Saturday, the l'Jth of October,
and make choice of two delegates. That
the delegates so chosen, do meet at the
Court-House of the county, on Thursday,
the 24th of October, to deliberate on the
grievances we suffer, and to devise such
measures of relief as may be denned
most prudent and effectual.
With the most ardent wishes for suc
cess in this necessary undertaking, we
promise you, fellow-citizens, our zealous
YY. Bodenhamer, M Fireman.
John EaRthum,
Samuel Ferrington,
iirumrnell Sapp,
Stephen Heutlietn,
Henry Workmin,
Adam Casper,
Henry Htirewal',
Josiah lumhlcson,
Mil Lad linker,
John Hoof,
Levi Siiiith,
John Wiilscr.
John Goodman,
Augutl 2Mi, 1822.
He romcs, the herald of a noisy world,
News from all nations lumh'ring at his bark.
lion Tins niKTu.M accounts.
When our readers shall have rt-ad the following
extr&ct f letters from a gentleman of the
lirit respectability in Smyrna, to his friend in
tills city, they v. ill probably be of the opinion
that tin- tlrcailful famine in Ireland is but the
romini-nrciiicnt of the judgments of heaven
o:i the UritMi nation, for the aiiti-cliristian and
inhuman put which they lave acted in the
coi tibt U-Uecn the (.recks and the lurks.
Oil t!ic (.uurnmciit of (.rent llritain, as well
as on the Ottoman I'orte, wc believe that these
horrible enormities w ill be charged by a right-
eous Proviilenee , because they have exerted
the whole influence of the nation, to support
the. Turks in perpetrating them.
Smyrna, 17th May, 1822.
I have the pleasure of once more advi
sing my arrival at this pott, on tint Sth
inst. I wrote you last from Malta, on the
22d tilt, at which plate we stopt but a short
time. 1 find the Mate of affairs much
from unfortuna'e island, whole fami
lies are put up for sale, and the most beau
tiful females are torn from their friends,
and Riven up to the embraces of these
worse than villains. I have seen scenes
that would draw a tear from the most un
feeling wretch ; whole families separated ;
a mother giving up her last infant, and
herself afterwards purchased by some vil
lain, nd in her agony imploring some
Chi istian, for Christ's sake, to save her, or
at least her children. The Pasha has giv
en an order that no Frank shall purchase
aalave ; and, but in few instances, has any
thing been effected ; and that in an under
hand way ; enough of this heart sickening
subject. Such an outrage upon Christen
dom has not for ages been known, and we
can only sigh when we know who is the'
ail- .. r . l " - - . . 1. - -.. - l -a
whi scon ovenaKe mis empire, anu tica
ven will no longer look on, and permit
su' h wickedncsi. I he Greeks can do
nothing ; the Capt. P-,ha has left Srio fo?
some of the other I stands to act the same
between the fleets. The Greek fleet r-n !
scenes over, l here nas been no action
do nothing against the Capt- Pushu. I hey
meet thtni with no chance of success.
Smyrna, 28A May, $22.
I intended to have given you a sketch
of the scene of Scio. I am promised it
ly a Greek Sriot rrin, who was brought
into Smyrna as a slave, and purchased by
a person here ; and intends writing the
particulars of that dreadful affair. The
Capt. Pasha hoisted English colors, when
he came in sight of the island, but after
wards hoiMed the red flag, and landed his
troops; and the Turks from the castle
every one was cut 10 pieces, anu some 01
the most shocking tortures made use of.
A person there who witnessed the whole
scene, tells me that the Greeks bore these
cruelties with extraordinary fortitude i he
saw many impaled alive and roasted. The
whole town is destroyed, and the dead bo
dies, arms and legs scattered over the
whole city. The smell is said to be so
offensive that it is impossible to remain.
A few of the Mastic villages ills said have
been partly spared. The number of
GreckskilN, Mr. Hervey t 1J me, might
be estimated at from 15 to 20,000. Ma
ny of the women and children were de
stroveu. l iny munis were thrown inn
any u. ...i, r' "."'; '"""Idrunk.V.r..- Yo,k f'u,r.
protect inc. !md endeavored to corn-idict
proud, e the affair with money, but found
it impossible. The Turk that sold him
would have lost bis head, which he deserv
ed ; and 1 should have been placed in a
very dangerous, unpleasant situation, bad
I not given him up the child when de
manded. The Pasha had :ven orders
that no slave should be sold to a Christian,
though several have been purchased in an
underhand way. It happened only yester
day, and has troubled my mind so much
that I have hardly time to write my let
ters. In my next, I will write you more
about it; I am now out of difficulty.
THE Al.ltlON.
Among the passengers in the Colum
bia, at New-York, was Mr. Everheart, the
only surviving cabin passenger in the Al
bion packet ship. A friend who had half
an hour s conversation with this gentle
man previous to his departure for Phila
delphia, received the following particu
lars from him :
When the ship was thrown on her beam
ends, a prodigious destruction took place
below ; the doors of the state rooms, the
tables, bound with iron, the furniture,
were all destroyed and thrown into heaps.
Many of the passengers were severely in
jured . (len. Lefcbvre Desnouetts had one
of his arms broken ; Col. Prevost was
wounded in the face. Shx soon righted,
and the water which was shipped in the
cabin was let below, so that the passen
gers until near 3 in the morning were as
comfortable as they could be under these
distressing circumstances. From the
time of her shipping the first sea at eight
o'cloc k, until near three in the morning,
Capt. Williams concealed their iminent
dinger from the passengers, consoling
them with the hope of relief at daylight,
iind of (he wind s coming on the shore.
They were thus saved much anxiety and
distress for the five hours preceding the
total destruction of the ship.
At about 10 minutes before three, the
captain peceiving the ship to be embayed
and near the breakers, communicated the
intelligence, and ordered every one on
board forward, which Mr. Lverheart con
sidcrs was the most prudent thing ijt
could be done. Mr. Everheart, from ex
trcme weakness, was the last up the com
panion, crawling upon his bandsand knees.
At the top he found Madame Carine and
her child in great distress: he assisted
her as well as he could across the lumber
on deck forward. The ship struck on two
or three rocks before she came to the reef
where she lost her bottom, and her decks
barely hanging together, were floated in
side t!ie reef, immense swells covering
all the passengers from time to time
About an hour after she crossed the reef
the swells increased in bulk, and frequen
cy. Amongst the last persons he saw alive
at this time was young Mr. Hyde Clarke
holding bis wife; and at this period the
swells entirely covered tho forecastle, and
drowned all who were there. Col. Pic
vost by great cxertbns reached the rock
which Mr- Everheart had gained, but was
washed oiT. Mr. Everheart had barely
room to stand on one foot it was a rock
that jutted out from the main land. Mr.
and Mrs. Clarke's bodies were found and
interred ; and many of the passengers
some weeks after were washed ashore, so
much mutilated that it was inipoosible to
recognize them. The sailors at an early
period were in a state nf insubordination ;
many would not obey orders, un 0t
I SOUTH I W'1-illlMiTO (ti.) HAHISIH.
On Wecesdav last. William Crawford,
, a wealthy fatnnr of Fallow field township.
." ,".hinK,on 1c'oun,J' w" cnHtec. to
jail m mis pia-e, lor tne murcier oi n.s
son Henry, the rav before, at the age ol
twenty-eight years. This horrid deed is
said to have had its origin in a disagree-
ment wnicn existed tor sometime between
... ..... v ....w..u,.u ... ...-... ...V.W..C. ,
of the deccast d, she living at the time the
murder was committed in the same house
with the bon, separate from the residence
of the old man. On the morning pre
vious to putting into design his hellish
purpose, it appears that he had declared
he would kill his son on that day. The
instrument of death, a gun, was attemp
ted to be wrested from him by some per
son present, who desisted on the old man's
threoting to kill him if he did not cease
to inlet fere. He deliberately took aim,
we are informed, placing the gun against
the cheek of the door, before which his
son was sitting, and shot him dead on the
In addition to the above particulars, a
person who was present at the time says,
the deceased had been repeatedly threat
ened by the father, but from the age and
infirmities of the old man, he apprehen-
I ded no danger except from the gun, which
he had put out of order for his security ;
the father, however, had procured some
person who repaired it
was, f'that he catne to bis death by
drinking too freely of ardent spirits." It
is not one month since wc bad to record
a similar case which occurred in this town.
The heart sickens and the mind revolts at
the too frequent occurrences of this kind,
and more especially when they are wit
nessed in our own vicinity.
NEW-yOUK, ADC. 15.
A Mr. Ackerlv, a clerk in one of the
departments at Washington, arrived in
this city, and landed in or near the infec
ted district on Wednesday of last week.
His lodgings were not far from Canal
street. He sickened on Friday, appeared
convalescent on Saturday, took his bed on
Sunday, and died with tie fever on Tues
The Philadelphia Hoard of Health has
prohibited all intercourse between New
York and this city, from and after tl o'
clock this day.
ohk, 'pess ) At'G. 13.
This section of country has not expe
rienced such a drought in the recoller.
tion of persons who have lived near a ccn
tury. There has been no rain of any con
sequence since the 21st of February, the
time of the flood, a period of nearly six
months, and for the last two months Hea
ven has withheld its showers altogether
Wc hear daily of spiinus that were con
side red never-failing, disappearing; and
that people, like the thirsty throng of Is
rael, have to go miles in quest of water to
sustain themselves.
Not a mill out of ten can grind a grain,
and those that enn, cannot supply the e'e
mand for flour. Farmers have gone twen
ty miles to mill, and were then generally
disappointed in getting as much ground
as would answer their lmmeclia'c wants.
A few weeks continuance of dry wea
thcr will cause a great scarcity, and prob
ably impose a necessity of getting flour
from Baltimore or elsewhere.
The summer crops have almost total
ly failed, some fields will not y ield a grain
of corn, and the best of them not more
than a few bushels to the acre
IlIIUDFLPHI A, At 0. 17.
Love laugh at Luckimiili. On Wei
nesdy morning last a developcmcnt took
place belore u magistrate, of an occur
rence winch, however laughable it may
appear to some, could not in all its cir
cumstances be vtrry agreeable to the par
ties concerned.
It seemed that Juliet, a colored girl,
wished to conceal her lover in a cellar;
and to prevent the noise made by his hea
vy tread being beard, she, while he was
descending the stairs, seized the cat uul
squeezed it so hard as to make it squeal
till the whole house re-echoed with the
noise. Grimalkin's squalling served only
to excite the suspicion of the mistress,
and determined her to see what was the
mutter. In this dilemma the fair Juliet
dropped the Cat, and blew out the candle.
The mistress descended the stairs, and in
one moment afterwards fuuml herself in
the unit if n aturdij nitro, who, thinking
it wjs the fair Juliet, inpiinted we '. on
her lips, but then discovetitig his mistake,
: ingloiiously fled, and left the lovely Juliet
'to her fate. The son of the l.idv.ulat med
by the uproar, came down and secured the
i wench, but she would not reveal to the
j magistrate the name of her companion.
Whinnied occurrence. The banns cf
marriage between (wo parties had been
regularly published in this titv, and a par
tirulur day last week was fixed for the in
tended union at the residence of the bride.
j , ffVV )nji from town. The rlcrgvman
y . r minted :
,n ; ... fick le CUf b.,.n n,ar.
two days before to anothrr man, and the
happy pair had taken their flight to their
ru(urc tyiu some liIc8 distant! The
, wpiHi med swain, ignorant ol his mis
fortune, had come to see his dulrinca the
day after the ceremony had been perform
ed, and when he found what had taken
place, he assumed philosophic composure,
shook hands with the faithless fmilonc, and
wished her all the happiness Ac deserved,
St. Juhn'a X. II. fiofier.
Anotlter I.brd in Vermont.
We undestand that Deacon Charles
M'Kenzic, of Hartland, Vermont, a far
mer of the first respectability, and a man
highly esteemed wherever he is known,
in consequence of the death of an uncle,
is likely to be Lord Monro, of Allen Ross
shire, in Scotland. It is but a few w eeks
since an old gentleman of Roxbury, was
informed of a similar kind of luck, he be
ing the eldest lineal descendant nov living
of m ancient family of parliamentary dig
nity in England. The laws of piimoge
niture occasionally, excite our astonish
ment ; particularly when we see men
brought from the most humble station of
life, and from most sections of the globe,
to i lie heirs of consequential men in an
other kingdom, of whom perhHps they
never before heard. Vermont finfter.
The People vs. Seth ur The court
of sessions yesterday decided that they
had no authority to issue the, commissions
Under the seal of the court, which had
bctn moved for by the defendant, to tako
testimony on his behalf in England and
France, m relation to the charges made
by "Ariel' against the lion. Jonathan
Russell. I consequence ol which, svir-
Duer, the associate counsel for the prose
cution, stated to the court, that the dis
trict attorney and himself, on the part of
the people, had entered into an arrange
ment with the defendant s counsel, whica
obviated the legal difficulty. We under
stand that, according to this arrangement,
(to which the court assented,) comrnis
will issue under the
signatures of
the respective consuls, for the examina
tion, under oath, of the witticsses'natned
therein, resident in England and France,
upon interrogatories and cross interroga
tories to be settled before the first Judge,
or the Recorder, and to be annexed to the
commission. Six month are allowed for
the return of the commissions. In the
mean time, the testimony of Mr. Fred.
Mullett, who is now in tills date, and is
the surviving partner of the house of Mul
lett, Evans & Co. is to be taken, with that
of other persons, on the part of the pros
ecution, to be read on the trial, in case l
the death, or the absence from the state
of such witness.
The counsel in the above cause arc,
Hugh Maxwell, Esq. District Attorney,
and John Duer, Henry Wheaton, and John
I.. Lawrence, Esq, as associates, on the
part of the people. Pierre C. Van Wyck,
and Charles G. Haines, Esq, are engag
ed on the part of Mr. Hunt. Gazette.
A letter received at New-York, from
Augusta, Georgia, of the 6th inst. says,
that at day light that morning, Mr. Henry
Shultz, the founder of the new town of
I lamburg, shot himself with six buck shot
When be presented the pistol to bis fore
head, it seems he elevated his hand a lit
tle, and the shot struck bis eyebrows and
inclined down. He was alive, and even
considered not dangerous by the surgeon
The act was committed in his own house. woman An account dated
Eaton, Ohio, July 2d, states that " an el
dcily gentleman who lately died in Fay
cttc county, state of Kentucky, previou.
to his death requested that hia daughter's
remains should be disinterred and depos
ited by the side of his own. His daugh
ter had been buried about eleven years,
in the county of Bourbon, Ky. After his
decease, the old gctleman's request was
compiled with, lo the great astonish
ment and surprise of those engaged iti
raising the daughter's remains, her bod
was found to be entire, and of its full sue
On a minute examination, it was discov
ered to be perfectly petrified ; its sprcif.c
gravity was about the same as that of com
mon lime stone. The coffin was entire!,
decayed. Her countenance had nuclei
gone so small an alteration, that her hus
band, it is said, on beholding her, fainted "
Quic K"jrk. I wo transient persons,
yesterday morning committed a petty
theft about two miles from this city-
were pursued, arrested, taken before a
magistrate, tried, convictfd, and punished
by whipping ; the whole work finished the
same dav before lOo clock, A. M. oyrt-
tleman t brealfttt ttme.XeKhaven
m . m
President Bovf.h, has wri'ten toafrirnd
bv the name of Dodge, in North-Salcm.
(Miss.) expressing a wish that the I tide-
jTr.dcnce of the Republic of Hayti ma-
he arkrowlcdgcd bv the government rt
the United States. The object of I'mr
in writing to Mr. Dodge seems to be t
obtain his.tuviie on the subject, and to gf.
rum to introduce the subject to different
itiluicntial individuals, in orcer that tin:
proposed measure m.y be carried into ef
fect. Boycr sets forth like a man of much
reflection and good understanding, the
commercial advantages w hich each natio
would derive from the adoption of such a
measure- -vrtt'iut'cn taper.
In Northfield, Marshal Ames, aged six
years, son o Captain James White, came
to his death by a mistake, in taking yel
low arsenic for flour of sulphur. This
melancholy occurrence should teach s.!l
who deal out or administer medicine (a
observe the greatest caution in giving it
Every article of medicine kept in a fami
ly ouirht to be labelled. It is bv neglect
ing this salutary rule that many find a pre
mature grave.
Mr. John Ticket, of Cape Elizabeth
Maine, was barn Dec. 8. 1728. hit wife
July 10, 1 729 ; they were married Jan. -I.
1750. I hev now live at Cane Elizabeth.
and, although at the advancr'd age of 94,
are both in excellent health, both read
their bibles without the aid of spectacles
and their recollection of past events ise
! i n . ....
ry utile impaucu. rarnana paper.
The arrival of strangeis since our lait
has been very great. Not less than 1 1 or
1200 weie in this village on Saturday.
The number at our sister village, Ballstoti
Spa, we have not been able to ascertain,
but understand it to be very handsome.
All the houses in both villages will prob
ably be filled during this week ; and pres
ent appearances indicate that the stay ot
company will be longer thii season than
usual. Sentinel,

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