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KQWni CAROLINA SENTINEL AND NEWBERN COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL AND LITERARY JNtELLIGENCER.
Pron iA Baltimore RemMican. nomination to tmg High ottice, in whose ude- tie astonishment and -diMatisMoniimonttlit TB in iraS H'-'T'5r..j ' T '
crdant d vision? of the great" Anti-Masome ceato proper a-uncuon between the principles he has avowed has o c,a m 7 haveat 1 .nSth discovered JL lutionof the4th of May; lS30,ii,icUiZ
American System National Kepubj.can py , r.- " . " "T, " ZTw he r old ffrouod to be indefensible, and, since Secretary bf the Treasury to collectand cornm
nnmc tn rR H vito r. ...v..wu yi Htv oiottH WrtUUtt, i Ik 19 PUnPf -M ill, IVSUll 111 VylttY UUI U v V uv" 1 . . , 1 T 1 . ,! : I An a, r I. o I nnco citpnintnrmntinn l
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thev cannot defeat the President ontheir prin- nicatetothe House, such information, and rep0rt
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struggle among them to determme, under g."; "a Anti-Masons win regard mm wun a more w- "'- Uen the wise course of adopting his views on the same, as, in his opinion, ma
U.Jl .-j u.. jnc;rnflt nn thev shalL be w rl It At Y against the laws of God and vorable eve than either of his competitors. cipifis, nave mm; a.flj r..i .mA;mnwa r. ; be
a"uuJ' w,,u:u"'6'""l.ii u Mr U.vrn ml.); i. t -iWrw TinircnM ' ai0,.Prl Kv his. The meeting nem in m-s cny uu tu1Uav us,tu aUU uTU.luu.7 rb.T,. uiacil
,5nr nt the Exchansre, for the purpose oH gulations lor the navigation 01 steam-boat
-ana we uo 1 -b- - , a . tw .: -,;.. 0 m,..,. v
I....; iSt.-.,Y;h" .number Convention ratify nate between, nnocenee and honor, and GUILT think that we overstep the bounds of truth appointing Delegates IZ""
feU W nPn. Jackson. Shall n De iur. u, ymicnnmgnx w oe putoown.' in mamng AWliltcn JAUHui will be re-eiecieu uy . o th. mnP nf dilations for the navigation of 8tMm.L,.8'
r-;:Vr , v,;nn!,lifim or Anti-Ma- appointments, the President omrht to discrimi-Un nvArwriPlmintr mainritvi-and we do not evening, ai uit ii.vuta.ig., ,uv.ru;i'v;v &. . -i f. 7 ' uvus or
Wirt would make it.
ana aaouung ami iiviiAWW.'- l ne discrimination is nere when we assert our beliel, mat ne win ouw u - l.id fnr a similar Snr.h measures were accordinrrlv 'T"-
Ma- more AnH-Masnnir vntk in this section of the Tann anu aiatuincm. -.-v. Vi. " :l7l a -.ii-j lunas
purpose at uoncora, 11. iwr,4w6
lution was passed: .
" Resoleod, That in the opinion of this ivonvention,
nVT- AV.nir fir Mr. Viay wi.m.a Hium,i"' 1 ""uiy uiuuc as xur.
hislold temptation, the Secretaryship of State? sonry is treason ; its adherents canndt be other country, thanVVilliam Wirt
nr will that olace-De reserveji in iuc augc uuau irauors. wxasoury uugnt. v uo pu,- ,
hient forMr. win, wiu.wftftuwa jemicw- ww(. vyonsequeiui, iua3v,..vue.v tu from the adoption 01 tnc reaerai uohmuu- ilCoW . ... - .
1, ?Al ioet rand Ma.r nf Kenturkv? reive no niiWirannointments. The conclusion L: ..:t rt M fTr. .teflfer- there should be a reduction or entire repeal of
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irrain ihnnrht hnct I !, Ifl T in tn rKnH
fc - " hp r
mutsiieiniorniauon. iut, annougn some highlv
llAnro to the last trrana iuasier 01 xveniucKy : ceive no puDiicappoiuuueuis
Or will the opposition minority be again sub-di-1 is as direct as if it were said in terms I pledge son tWp citizens were voted for by each of the
kided Into tw$ smaller and hostile factions? myself to appoint no mason to office? If to Presidential Electors; and the one who received
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selves, who form the opposition to this admin- tempt should be superadded, for the shallow ;n vote became the Vice President. It was the
istrationi The honor: of leading a thrice beat- artifice, with which he attemptsjo conceal from ev;dent intention of this provision, that the
en force, and the privilege ott being foremost in himself and from others, the fact, that, for eve- 6econdman inthe-confidence of the people of the
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a retreat, seem to us small matters to conienu ry suuakauiiai Fuipue me uieuge is aciuany Tin ted States, should be uie vice rresiuem,
ahout:-but thev mav have attractions of which given. thus designated bv 'them to take the place of the
the Jackson party ate ignorant, judging from The acceptance of this nomination, by Mr. President for the residue of his term, in case of B recommendinff an abolition of duty on arti-
uie eagerness. . uiiu wai 1111.11 m." , , I . f" 1 c .v.. w. v. 1 11 is 1 t-iiiu v ai, uravu, n.oiguu.iv.t j . I ces Ol neceSSlt iney in ISCl Eivc uu men aya
oiiiudiniw panics, tuere niuo. 1 .v.wuuV,u,uamicjntoomi,. v aiscnarffe me uuues ui 11 is uuc. ,
i i . 1 , : Aaof I lnnnr :iJ :a "1 j u I B ..1 i xV . tt
snnrce ot some such rraiincauon a3 uccu assuciaicu wnu a douv 01 men wuo 'The attemDt whicn was maae in me numc 01
ivhich we " wotnot of;" for the strifes, con- believe that the government ought to be admin- Representatives to elect Col. Burr instead of
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tentions and belligerent discussions xur uie puofc isiercu on certain principles, ana wno are in iTt Jefferson, in opposition to tne Known win
of nrecedencv. are, as we said above, waxing consultation upon the most proper measures to ofthe American people, produced a change in
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hotamdno-theenemv. 1 iecure sucn an aaminisiranon 01 11. mere tne mode of election. Since tnen eacn elector
interesting and valuable communications h-v
m - m . 1 -r-k. iuf
been received, tne uepartment has not :n
. 1 n V nrndnpo or ma- I pociiaH in rnlloltin(T Vri ri a snftiirn4 . 1
DUTIE8 on sucn articles a8 are nut uic iy - - "X. , -v,.. ' tu tnaDje v
nufacture of this country, or such as the country has to fulfil the directions of the House.
net the capacity to produce or manuiaciure, so booh in consideration therefore, of the difficult,.
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as tne state 01 ineuiiawui w.ij, j cl oDiainmff me requisite, lmormauon. hv
such repeal." means within the power of the DepartmL:
This, (says the N. H. Patriot,) "is just what and ofthe deep interest which the cornmun; .
hp Jackson nartv have been contending lr and more esDeciallv those encratrpd in c '
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and wrnattne iay pariy nuvc uccuouuu,.; vigation nave 111 ine suujeci, 11 is tnouoht best
nnnnsinir fnr thn lact two VfiflrS : and W6 are ffldU I n moL- this nnhlic nnnlirntinn in. oil ...I. .
to perceive mat our opponents uegm "Ja" be able, and are disposed to promote the benevn
itRst siirrnr. svmntons 01 reiuriiiii" cuouu.
tern of Internal improvements, which cannot be
carried on without high duties upon all arti
cles. If they had taken one step more, and
recommended a moderate , reduction ol duty iecied from various parts of the Union, cannot
upon articles which are, as well as ttose which t0 be highly useful. 1
are not the growth or manufacture this coun- With a view to assist in giving that informe
lent object ofthe Resolution.
Accidents like those, which it is the desire of
the House to prevent, have, unfortunate-
been so numerous, that many persons will ha
it in their power to state the causes and rir
cumstances of such casualties ; and these, col-
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There is a classical ambition ajnong tnem to can be noafetyan political association, tor the has been required to designate upon his ballot th would have come up lo the chalk tion a precise and explicit character, the MZ
muaie me iw ' A . , p . , ru,r"0l'0 .w.... iae mmvmuai oi ms euwice iui x i.uv... marked out by Ueneral Jackson; tnis step mey
cheifly remembered by his skill in conducting and distinguished men may, without reproach, forVice President. This alteration in the mode
a rf treat: and their chief object of competi- separate ihemselves, when any object of indi- Qf election has produced no change in the
tion appears to be whether the name Wirt, or vidual gratification is presented to them. No office of Vice President, or in the duties he is
,( r.i'v. shall be inaenunea ;witn tne anabasis man can anticipate tne enect to De proauceu rennired to Derlorm. Still the second man iu
of National Republicanism and Anti-masonry, upon the aproaching presidential election, by the confidence ofthe people ought to be elected
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i Amonff tne articles on tnis suDieci one me course wnicn nir. win nas pursueu. Vice nresident. lt is still the duty oi mat om-
w ill be found in our columns to-day, extracted the relation in which he stood to the country, cer to preside over the Senate Of the United
from the Cincinnati Gazette, edited bv Charles and to prominent individuals in it, he had and to deride all nuestions on which
Jlammond., Itisa curious, and instructive docu- no righ to separate himself from them, at the hhey are equally divided in opinion. In select
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ment. uisciosiiiu uie euiiiin-i-, wi vk1"-"". i wcm uutiuic. (ii la amuiisuuua oucviuuuu, ino" a vice rresiuent. it ouiriit ucvci uj
wishes which is agitating the opposition forces, in any btat a wild enthusiast, to make! the extir- ffGtten that the bodv of which he is to be at the
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we are the more inaucea. to copy uiis; urueie, pation oi auasonry a primary anu parauioum head, consists ot the representation oi iwemy
because we know that a goodly number of national
concern. The nation cannotbe brought four sovereign States,now composing the great-
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adverse party occasionlly see our paper, to consider it. By obtruding it into the elec- est,, the freest and the most happy nation on
that, but tor us and our occasional taste in tion oi
inr nueries were DreDared
will be compelled to take in the end and as jt is not intended, however; to confine it to
the American System may be interpreted to the Doints Dresented in them, or the fnrm
mean any thing and every thing, we may then communication which they may seem to indi.
be told that this is the American system. cate Qn the contrary, the Department willh.
"What greater compliment could be paid to hannv to receive anv information within
the President, than for the opposition in New scope Gf the resolution, and communicated in
Hampshire thus to abandon the policy of Henry Rliru manner as the writer mav he
Clay, which for two years they have contended employ.
for, and to assume that laid down in the rresi- it Hesirahle that commimiratinnc
subject should be transmitted by the first of
December, or early as may be thereafter.
Secretary of the Treasury.
President, all the evils of the, canvas the face of the earth.
1 electing these evidences af bellicose propen- must necessarily be aggravated, and the best Then on the ordinary duties ofthe office,
isities among their own ranks, the rank and interest of all placed in jeopardy Of this, and even in reference to them, it has of late
tile ofthe Clay party would remain unenlight
enedas to the state of "Aarmorry" in which
Mr. Wirt has placed their cause.
From the Cincinnati Gazette.
MR. WIRT'S LETTER.
I - This production is inserted in the Gazette of
to-day. It is anotner lamentaDie instance no.w
immediately and completely, a prospect of dis
tinction confounds the human judgment, and
induces even c:rcat and good men td appear in
i t he guise of knaves or simpletons. ; Every m-tellio-crit
man, who reads this letter without the
partiality or the prejudice of anti-masonry,
annot fail to see, in its verbosity and confusion
of ideas, an attempt to conceal the greedy ap
petence and gratified egotism, with which the
domination is accepted. Shakespeare's inimi
table exposure of Cajsar refusing the crown,
does not make the affectation of public spirit
more' palpable and ridiculous, than Mr. Wirt
makes himself. j
Mr. Wirt informs u?, for the letter was writ
Hen for. the public that, until the Convention
met, he had regarded, anti-masonry very much
as it is regarded by all sensible men in theCoun
trv. who have not partaken of its excitement.
IJut, in the short space of two days, he is made
a thorough convert to its .. principles, motives
'and nbiects! And this conversion is effected
t jy receiving his new impressions from a select
and chosen few of its most highly excited and
infatdatcd leaders. He is instantly filled with
all the enthusiasm of a new convert, eulogizes
his new compeers as the most lofty patriots,
pronounces their Undertaking as of vital inter
est to the country, and descants upon the de
merits. of masonry hi as "good set ferms"; as
Solomon Southwick or I Richard Rush ! It
would naturally occur to an indifferent person,
that !such a sudden conversion, taking place in
r tlic instant that the high temptation of a nomi
nation to the Presidency was held out to the no
vicale, is liable to the suspicion of proceeding
from the bias of .surrounding circumstances.-
If this imputation would naturally attach to the
conduct of Mr. Wirt; a man of his age expe
rience and knowledge of the world, ought to
I have been sensible ot it. He should have dis
! trusted himself, and, rejected the temptation, as
leading to an act that might inflict a lasting
stigma upon his character. I am mistaken if
he docs not. live to wish he had pursued this
j Mr. Wirt states his "i!iews'and opinions,"
about "pledges and promises". He commen
ces by confessing that in his youth he was a
mason. But then he made no advances in the
order. He saw no harm iu it, nevertheless he
declined attending lodges and has not entered
one for thirty years. Yet he always spoke well
,)( masons and masonry f rBut since the assem
bling of the convention, he had learned the ho r
Hd facts disclosed on the JVtorgan trials ! Then
follows a tirade upon this subject extending
nearly to the end of the letter. In all this there
lis no t ono word about "pledges and promises."
Jt winds up with a hini against proscription,
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ana the duty oi discriminating octwecu mno
oence and honor, guilt and treason, which dis
crimination every President should be able and
ready to make. Having said this much, which
is ceTtainljr sufficfently intelligible, Mr. Wirt
strongly anathematizes I any man who would
give ; pledges to obtain the nomination for the
1 residency ! y ct he actually bartersHhis very
pieage ior the nomination ! Who can mistake it ?
.i JiV.iCh?!ttCUof monry, as exhibited on
according tojhe lXtY'eSe U
seems to be, I have no liesit;o - fu !
I consider it attwar wi h the&r -ciples
of the social compact eaine"tal prm
soiety, and a wicked Fifr!!!S lIJSt
, laws of God and man, which out ?0 be
down." Again, he y is true that after
znfl ipracitcui exaioinon oj Masonry in New
i'jLuin$ uj wit, uj iruiunvn pruaence can sleev
pver these discoveries " What then? "The
power of the President ought not to be prosti
tuted to the purpose of a blind and unjust Drb-
seription, involving innocence and honor with
gitilt and treason, and no man is worthy of a
it appears to me there can be no question
There is some reason to apprehencTthat the
whole movement has proceeded upon political
calculationsof thisnature. Thepresent admin
istration, especially its head, is sopbnoxious
to a large party, in the country, that they may
be driven to unite in any measure most likely to
remove it. Iri this expectation of forcing sup
port the anti-masons have deemed it a favorable
time to press their pretensions. Iri the belief
that this coercion .would be operative, Mr.
Wirt has clutched the nomination. These cal
culators may be mistaken. It is even possi
ble that the re-election of President Jackson
may be. preferred, to the success ! of such an
attempt, made by such men as may lead it.
This is1 (matter for , grave consideration, and not
to be too hastily decided upon.
v From the Rochester Republican.
U ANTI-MASONRY J
This party has successively abandoned all its
original grounds. J
The executive of this state has yielded assis
tance tp pUnish the aggressors: special acts
have bjeen passed by the legislature: special
officers appointed to prosecute. The laws have
been enforced; no instance can be shown of re
sistencc to the laws of the state. ! Trials have
been held : and all the conspirators punished,
(excepting such of them whom death had taken
from th; arms of public justice.) j. It is true,
that in the trial of some of those aiibordinately
engaged iii the abduction, "the juries were not
able to. agree; and it not being legal in this
country topunish jurors for disagreeing in their
consultations under oath, those juries were
discharged. Who will dare to say, who
knows any thing about it, that masonry has
poisoned the tountams of Public Justice in this
state? ji Have the Judgesx on the bench ever
screened any culprit on account df masonic or
any other obligations? He who! would make
such an assertion, even be he Wm. Wirt, ex
hibits great turpitude of heart, or the most in
excusable ignorance of facts. I
Taking the explantations from the ant-masonic
convention, of their intentions, Mr. Wirt
who had neVer renounced masonr)r; who never
knew any thing bad of the masonic institution,
although a member himself rwho could not hp-
lievc that masonry was so understood by Gen.
Washington, and by the high-minded " most
illustrious men of Virginia" "it would be a
paricide to to believe it," who never knew anv
thing of Anti-masonry but as a 'j fitter subject
iur iarce man tragedy; this man, when the
nomination for the Presidency wab in prospect,
pins at once upon his sleeve the great discove
ry, that " in the east and north masonry was a
monstrous political engine;" aridkdoptinff the
antiniasonic creed, gallantly arnis himself for
me ngni, to put down masonry, of which, as a
muauij, ae Knew no harm
ter strange gods
Verily Wm. Wiijt has gone af-
The: following, from the Huntingdon Gazette,
(an flt-naspnic paper,) shows pretty clearly
what the Anti-Masons who r,r cI,u un,;
i.:i.if ii w .. x " r "
riu!ui uie attempt to gull themizTifo the Clav
Mtllrc' hrr !-- Xlli r.
T J """"""re convention.
,V V F;-uiiig8 in tnis paper, extract
e,d fr9!5' Bfi5nore Patriot, ii will be seen
that wunam Wirt of Baltimore,! has received
me nomination or president, having had one
nunured and eight votes, ott of one hundred
and eleven. Amos Ellmaker, pf Lancaster
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was nominated ior tne oflicelof Vice President
letter oi iir.
by the same vote. From the
Wirt, it will appear that he is a!
and never till this day has either!
denounced the institution. He was never sen
sible jthat any evils, proceeded from masonry,
or regarded it in any other light than as a chari
table club, until the meeting of the convention
in Baltimore, Until within the last week he
regarded the Anti-Masonic excitement, the for
cible abduction and murder of j an American
!?e?t' as a ttejr subject For "farce than tra
gedy, i' -end so represented it in) his conversa
tions and private letters, and when it was talk
tu l he was always more " inclined to smile
man frown." Such nomination excites no lit-.
been too much the fashion to underrate its im
portance. This could never have been, except
from1 the extraordinary fact, that during the
lonff period of more than forty years which has
elapsed since the Federal Constitution went
into operation, no President has ever died du
rin or the term for which he waselected. We can
not expect that this will always -be the case
Our Presidents are no more exempt from the
stroke of fate than other men; and when we
reflect that the Vice President, before the end
of the next term, may become the President,
we confess we attach momentous importance
to the choice. We seriously beleive, that un
der existing circumstances, the death of Gene-
.-.! Tnilrsnn VtnlVil. i V a. tin A rtf JllC llPTf tPrlTI.
would be one of the greatest calamities which existing regulations, will be upwardsof twenty
.-.ui.r.iii - t rAu' r.n . five millions.
couju oeiai tne couniry . xusiui nna vo-j t.ci-
son that we feel so much anxiety on the sub- In Barnstahle, a gold breast pin was sometime since
jectot the Vice 1'residency. w nom tnen ougnt accidentally thrown, with the floor sweepings, into a
the American people to select for this olhce : hog stye. Lately in eating a hog's tongue, the pin
oi pure gold, was lound in it, but the broach is still
lost, bo much lor casting pearls before swine.
dent's message, as their American System :
The NationalDebt. The New Yprk Mer
cantile Advertiser stages, that in a recent cor
respondence between the Secretary ofthe Trea
sury and the President ot the U. S Bank, it is
stated the whole debt of the United, States on
the first day of January next, will be less than
twentv five millions of dollars. The United
States own seven millions of the stock ofthe
Bank, which at the present rate would produce
upwards of eight millions, and if converted to
this purpose, would reduce the debt to abou
16 millions. Besides this fund, there will be
in possession of government at the period above
mentioned, twenty millions inbonds, the whole
of which, it is further stated, not only the Bank
but individuals offer to discount. The United
States, therefore, possess the means of paying
on the whole debt at any time they please !
When this is-done, the ordinary annual expen
ses ofthe government will require only ten or
eleven millions, while the revenue, under the
Again we answer, the man who stands next in
their confidence to the President himself. He
Ishould be well known by his public services to
the people ofthe several states: and these ser
vices ought to have been of such a character as
to afford the firmest asaurance both of his ability
and patriotism. In short, he should be a man
to whom a free people ought to be willing to
entrust the administration of the most impor
tant office in their gift, at a critical period of their
existence. In addition to these qualifications,
he ouffht to be the sincere friend of General
Jackson, and of the principles of the great re
publican party of the country which brought
him into power.
We may be asked, how shall such a candidate
he selected? We know of no mode but bv a
National Convention. There is no other par
ticular method of combining public opinion in
favor of any of the individuals who have been
or who may be named. ; The republican party,
since congressional caucuses have been aban
doned, cannot preserve its organization without
such conventions, without them, it would
soon be broken into fragments. After General
Jackson's next election, it is almost certain the
republican candidate for the Presidency must
be selected in this manner. It is more than
probable there will then be several candidates
for that office, belonging to our party, each of
whom will be favorites in their own portion of
the Union, and all possessing qualifications
nearly equal. Under such circumstances, how
else is the candidate ot the party to be npmi
nated? Are they all to be run and all to be de
feated by our political enemies, for thewaptof
union among ourselves! Or shall we byj our
divisions suffer the Presidential elections here
after to be determined by the House of Repre
sentatives, and thus endanger the existence of
the Union? These evils can only be obviated
by National Conventions. CRITO.
The Tariff Modification. For two years,
the Clay party proper, the high-pressure advo
cates of the " American System" have been
clamoring at Gen. Jackson and his administra
tion, for desiring and recommending a modifi
cation of the Tariff: The Tariff, " as it is,? hhs
been stoutly and pertinaceously upheld, asj one
of the greatest of possible blessings, the verv
jewel of "protecting" measures, to doubt or to
question which, was a political treason against
the ' system deserving of the severest repre
hension, the bitterest denunciation, and per
petual exclusion from the honors of public of
fice. Loud and long were their wailings and
lamentations over the " imbecile wickedness"
of Jackson, in presuming to think the Tariff
of 1828 imperfect, and presuming to suggest
that it might be wisely and advantageouslv
modified. From "Dan to Beersheba" from
Madawasca to Barataria, the same note was ta
ken up; the Great " System" as it is, was
magnified and eulogised and defended and to
every suggestiou that questioned its perfection,
the cry was like that of the silver-smiths of
Ephesus, when they thought their "craft was
in danger;" Great is Diana of the Ephe-
A great change seems, however, to have come
lately over these "high pressure" gentlemen,
Modification is the new order of declamationJ
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CORrtECTED EVERY TUESDAY.
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, Baltimore, do.
, North Carolina, do.
IRON, Bar, American, lb. .
Russia & Swedes, do.
LARD, lb. - . -LEATHER,
Dressed, Neats do.
Calf Skins,' dofcen,
LUMBER, Flooring, inch, M.
Inch boards, - do.
4 Scantling, - do.
Square Timber, do.
Shingles, Cypress, do.
Staves, w. o. hhd. do.
Do. RED OAK, do. do.
Do. w. o. bbl. do.
Heading, hhd. do.
Do. bbl. do.
NAILS, Cut, all sizes above 4d. lb
4d. and 3d. - do.
wrought, - - do,
Spirits Turpentine, gall
varmsn, - do.
OIL, Sperm. - - ; do.
Whale & Porpoise, do.
Linseed, - - - do.
PAINTS, Red Lead, lb.
White Lead, ground in oil, cwt,-
r uu v isiui s, Bacon, lb.
Beef, . bbl
Pork, mess, do.
Do. prime, do.
Do. cargo, do.
SALT, T. Island, bushel, quantity,
Beaulort, do. (noue.)
. Liverpool, fine, da
SHOT, cwt. - -SPIRITS,
Brandy, French, gall.,
Apple Brandy, " do.
Peach do. . do.
Rum, Jamaica, do.
Do. windward Isl'd do.
Do. New England, do.
Gin, Holland, do.
Do. American, do.
STEEL, German, - lb.
English, blistered, do.
INTERROGATORIES IN RELATION TO
THE BURSTING OF STEAM BOILERS.
1. Are you acquainted with the nature and
use of Steam Engines ? In what employment
have you been engaged ? Were you present,
and in what capacity, at the bursting of anv
steam boiler, or collapsing of a flue ; or have
yoir been made acquainted, by other. means,v
with the facts in any such case? If so, in what case?
2. In that case, was the water in the boiler
above the gauge cocks ? Ilf not, at what height
compared with the lower gauge cock ?
3. If the boiler contained a. flue, what was
the difference between the height of its upper
side and that of the lower gauge cock ?
4. What was the weight per square inch oh
the safety valve ?
5. Had the safety valve ever been found rus
ted or stickfnin the aperture, or was it so at
the time ?
6. Had that part of the boiler above the water
ever been heated to a red heat, or approaching
thereto ? . ,
7. Was there any incrustation or sediment
found at the bottom of the boiler? If so, what
was its thickness and composition ?
8. In what part was the boiler rent, and w hat
wree the appearance and extent ofthe rent?
9. If the bursting happened to the holier of
a steamboat, was the boat underway, or at rest.'
Was the valve open ? If so, how long before
the accident? Was it opened by the Engineer,
or by pressure ? , ;
10. Was the piston going aHts usual speed,
or faster or slower ?
11. Had the firemen found any unusual diffi
culty in keeping up the motion of the cngin
previously to the bursting ofthe boiler; and it
so, how long before ?
12. Do the iron boilers used in the Western
waters generally accumulate a calcereous incrus
tation at the bottom ? If so, have any or
what means been used, s with success, to pre
13. Is it observed that when there is a sedi
ment or incrustation on the bottom of the boiler,
it requires more fire than usual to raise the
steam; land how often is the sediment removed,
and by what means ?
14. Are any means used for preventing in
crustation on the bottom of boilers ; and, if so,
what effect has been observed ? "
15. Have any means been employed to prove
steam boilers before they are used or afterward?
and what pressure has, usually been. applied to
iron of a given thickness I Are the proofs made
1 .! ii . r
wnen tne iron is com or hot?
16. Is there any instrument employed to as
certain the temperature of the boiler above the
water, or of the steam in the upper part ofthe
boiler ? If so, what is it ?
17. What means are used to prevent the fire
from the fire place and flue from extending to
18. Have you ever seen steam boilers heated
to a red heat on the upper side ? If so, is such
a temperature regarded as a cause of exploding
the boiler ?
19. Have any means been used in the con
struction of boilers or fire places to prevent the
heating ot the upper part of the boiler? Ii so
what are they ?
5U. How many persons were scalded bvsteair.
and at what distance was cateh from the boiler?
At what distance from the boiler was the steam t
supposed to be hot enough to scald ? Was the
current of steam from the rent in the boiler in
stantaneous, or did it continue for some time,
and how long? What number of persons were
wounded by the parts of the boiler or machi
nery, which were driven off bv the explosion,
and what position did each of these persons oc
cupy in the boat?
21. Have you-ever observed the piston to
move irregularly, for a few minutes, or for a few
strokes, alternately faster or slower than its. -
usual speed, without perceiving any change m
ne resistance to the paddles, or any otner
vious cause forsuch irregularity ; and, if so
how was it accounted for ?
22. To what immediate cause have you
rihiitei. . the. hiirKtino- of thn smiti hniler5
which have come within your knowledge ?
23. Are there any other facts within yous
knowledge in relation to this subi'ect, which ate.
pear to be important in the present enquiry
If so, please to state them