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the ^^g^publubed e^ ^^ ^ 6J^K^ f^ 05 ^ ?Wt> Ddlk ! ^« mn * P^ 6 • ¦ ¦ )S^S~^^I^^9 L 'f T»-ifbt iy ^^^ one squar»;.will K,toe^ers4^ , '? e -«'e e fc. I - ol i t 5? W Jfive cents ; and for > croy ^9c^. « J i0 5; ^-. ert j |ntpve cents: Larger xcrcniseqients in Ui^s ^^roportiun. , » Jlost knftf s of cuuhtry ' rfoduce taken m payment , st theJElfrfcet prices , if tigered at this office. . , AIl Ct^KirxtcATj tvvyihust be pdst-pai d , ahd di- ttt r &gp £ii»:Editor O /T HE C OKEECTOE , Sag-Har- ?»• S;^v ,: - . ' / - ' . . : - - . ' . ' ' • » ' _ Inf£te^ charged on . ail / delinquents , and no paper |iKtt?GiSied until all arrearages . are paid; except at fe og|«^j of the Editor. - . A GISTS for this Psr.er~Post«MasteTS throughout fo.cMmi: : ' : ; \^; r TEBM& » I . i . S^ aOB A LiT E EXCUSE PAf Eg. LI BERTY ! Biesihss there the man whose seTv 'le . breast :, Is sunk/in iangour * s fatal , rest , ' Whilst e ' er him . ' inid the gathering stono , Oppression rears her hateful form 1 \Who , \When be* - foottqleartb. lyould tread I Those ' ri gh' ts for which his fatliers bled , > Hopei not , nor strives to stay . their fall j j But : orie b y one resi gns thcin • all ? ' ' ' ' , Breathes such a man J I -will noi ask f What country g&re him birth ; i He did not spring from English mould j ' For such a sou! , thus tame , thus cold , Would rouse his angry sires of old , i. And drajj ' thern . back to earth. ¦ . V . . Breathes there the wretch , •whose feeble eye Tfe ' er p iereed the fiim of Slavery— \Who never felt the glow of shame Q' ersp'ead his cheek\ at Freedo m ' s name—' Wor blush to see himsch accurst , ! Of Slaves , the veriest and the v. orst ? Breathes such a wr. - ich ? O' er eastern climea Unheeded , let him roam ; Sis law a haug hty Tyrant' s frown - , - ' A den of slaves his home. There .let him dwell ; for crimes like these May well the dastard spirit please J . ¦ Where burning' suns and deserts dry Parch up the springs of energy j Where even lang uage owns the sway That tramp les on the Soul' s decay, iAnd cannot find a word to tell That sound which Freemen love so wettV • There le him dwell , to Freedom lost , • Contented , if he can , Whilst Nature , shrinking from his shade* Shall view with scorn the tbing she made , • - And blush to call it—Man. ' But I, whom nprniern climes-hs' . e reared ,. . . . „ SYSOseciieefe The cutting \ Visd haa sear 'd > Whos e ear hath fancied as it past That Freedom spoke in every blast ; Whose foot bath wandet 'd with deli ght O' eisSnowden ' a cliff and Skiddaw ' s heigh' , Where Britain ' s ancient sons defied The haug hty Romans ' \ ' iffl- .d pride , Who oft have trac ' .: th' historic page (The record of a former age) \Which paints my hard $ - sires of yore , The hopes they felt , the fears they bore ;— Shzll I. thu^ mil Hired , basel y lame , ^ Keriouiice the g lories of their . name ,? And quit the path they trod ? - Whilst busy infamy shail irace The lecrea ' nt tevel ofiins .race , His children ' s scorn; his sire ' s disgrace ; The outcast of his God ? Kever !—Ob ! l Never ! Curse the thoug ht % That dvfells on ease by Freedom bought ! Wither the heart ' that does not burn \ ~ - ' \When Justice -weeps u ' er Freedom 1 * urn ! And be that c>e in darkness s-t % W hich vifcws nor views it with regret! iiine be the choice my fathers made— Be mine their battle cry, When fig hting lor the rights of yore , Dauntless and brave , each warrior s- .vcre \ \*' To conquer or to die \ THE VEIL. The following neat lines were latel y presented to a frierd by a young Had y of New York , accompanied b y a lace Veil, worked \ b y the author. Accept the Ved . ' dear Maiy. which I send , And wear it as the offe ring of a friend : Could I command some kind magician ' s pou ' r , Bach miniick leaf should be a l iving floiv ' r Of sweetest fragrance , and unfading bloom , Such as fancy rears on fr i endship ' s tomb; Its mvstick web by fairy fingers made . Should happiness displav and sorrow shade- Clmrms such as teese would sure my Inend induce To take the -veil , but mt to ram recluse. AH men wis h to be more happy than they can be j yeet most men mi g ht easil y be more happy than they reall y are. A good hook and a good woman are ex- cellent things lor those who know how just- l y to appreciate their value. —There are men. how<ver ,\ who jud ge both from the beautv of the careriug. Pat yourself alway s in the p lace of those, whom you vilfh to inj u re or annoy, and you Will not offend them. . \We regard the death of others as an evil which has fallen upon them ; instead of con- sidering itias an intimation of one which th reatens ourselves . It is a \t eat misfortune not to have sense enoug h to speak well , nor jud gment enoug h ' to speak little. . The i gnorant are ' generall y the most'deci- sive and dogmatical , • because they do not see any reason for doubtiag. ' J0- V V-a POETRY. - A LBANY , Jul y 2. A gentleman . of this city latel y visited (he venerable C HARGES T HOMPSON , Secretary of the Continental Congress in the revolu- tionary war, at his seat, twelve miles from Philadelp hia, on the old Lancaster road, Mr. Thompson has reached the advanced age of ninety-three , enjoys tolerahle bodil y health, and walks with apparent case and p leasu re ' - . to himself \ his si g ht is so good as to enable him to read without spectacles ^ but ^ he hears with difficulty. His mind is eviae^ tj ^in-de^aj\ -; it is the ruins , howeve r , of superior- iatelleia-^Fat' fro m being psie- i'i!e ,jt:still bears the/. impress \ of . ' greatness , aild: u fauiiii^iily with the best ancient and iriodcrh' ' authors. . . - 'He dwells with peculiar interest on; r \ tlVe ' seches cf , 'the revolutionary Syar^and felutes , ; with great precision , ina- ri y ^oficdotes;of ; itsi promiaent characters, Ou J|eirig askccV vyiiat caused auch implicit faith; to be put ; in (be documents signed ' ; by Tiiti' tviie answered, \it was well known tliat he hpd resblvetS f in despite p F conseqiienccSi riei'V| to put his official si giianire to any «ic- eo ' uuf, for the acMurae.y ' i 'rif \yhich he could not iouch as a inari . of lionbur )V and so well was*jt h'& understood, that when Mr. T. was adopfcd . br the . Six Nations of Indians, they eraphftticaU y hametj Iiiui « The-Mini of ¦ 7W&. M ¦ ' . * . ' • ' : ¦ ¦ ' ' -: - « ^i* ica?l tyslihitiori in London. - .. ' -;, ' ;. - ] On the lOth-of May, the 16th anniversa- ry luceting-ot\ the London , African Institu- tion/ was held at fhe; FreeHiasOn ' s Ta vern, Grcut [ Queen-street , Lineoln ' s-Inn-Fields , when ti pwaVds of tS ' OO psrsohs of the great- est reiipBClabii . ily assembled in the Great Hal l j ? , he majority consisting of ladies. Mis Ilby;yr Hi g hness the Snke of Glocester took the' oliair , \ -and,, after stating the object of the nieeung, called upon the Secretary to read his report of last year; which com- ' hienct d b y staling that a wonderfu l increase had taken place in the slave, trade, rihpe the last annual meeting; ; The whol e of 'West- cm-Africa , ' from, the river Senegal to Ben- gueloj fiad diii ing thatlp fe w dd swarmed wilh slave v . fssels, ittid an active arid ' increasing slave trade had also been cart-ied on on th« Eastern shores of that continent , particu- larl y from the island of Zancbar. It had been ascertained that the chief scat of this traffi c was in the Hver Bonny, and at Cala- bdr j and that \ one ' hp/hdred . and ninety slave ships bad entered the former river , and one hundred arid : £ixty-two tiie latter , for the ptirjwb^. . _ of g ' i!reha.sing s 1 av ' es. Lord Xa I' Uiorpe,^ the Mitrquis of Lansdown , Mr ; Wil- berforcc^ Lord Nugent ,. Mr. jSroug hman, and oilier gentlemen addressed the meeting, expressive of praise towards the Institution, and- . recommending its support. The great- est praise was bestowed by several speakers on die liberal eovernmeafs ' of\North and Sodtti Auienca« ' ... . . . John Ka ' jidpi p h , Esq, late member of Con- gress from Virg inia, who was present , then rose and- returned thanks for this .. .mark of respect towards the United States of Ame- m«# He said after the eloquence which had already been disp layed' upon ' this great 9ubj eet , ijuwould be ah \ act of presumplioti scarc(d y r excusable in any stranger , but un- pardonable m^hi ' m , ' to intrude his unpresiic- ditated e ' xpresMons upon them, after the able speeches wiiicb-fhey had not onl y heard but felt. (App lause..) He was , however. Impelled b y a double motive , which he cohld sot resist, to offer himself a few moments, to their attention. First, to discharge ah act of duty in behalf of his native land, hi; the absence of its official representative—an absence as uncspeetcd b y him, as it was un- foreseen, and which had east upon him a 'dti tj he felt inadequate to perform—that oi thanking this meeting for the grateftri sense they had expressed towards America, and also to assure (hem that all that was esalted in sfarion , in talent ^ and in moral character* among his countrymen, was (as was also to be found in Eng land) firml y united for . the suppression of this infamous traffic. (Loud App lause.) It was delig htful, to him to know that \Virg inia; the land of his sires , the p lace of his nativity, had for half a cen- tury affixed a public brand, an indelible sti g- ma upon this traffic, arid had put in the claim of Ihe wretched objects of it to the common rig hts and attribute s of humanity. (Loud A pplause.). He \ repeated his thanks to the meeting ' for: the flattering reception they bad g iven him. ¦ * '' One q f- ' the-London Editors in remarking upon the proceedings of the cieeting, says— \ The plainness of Mr. Randol p h' s appear- ance , his republican simp licity of manners; and easy and unaffected address, attracted much attention .; he sat down amidst a burst of app lause:\ A number of papers relating 10 the slave trad^have beeiiflaid before Par- liament , consisting, of correspondence with France , Portugal. S pain and the. U. States. In the correspondence with Tortugal, the Marquis of-Londonderry proposed, '• tuat a deoiavation should . be issued iu the sp irit p£ the treaty b y the . powers concerned ,,'pur- porting that if there shbuld be a proof thai; a slave or slaves had been , for the, purpose of illegal traffic , put on boar? 1 ] a vessel in the course of the voyage in which . she c was capi lur<d, such Vessel mi g ht \ ' justifiably bo de- tained , b y-the eruisers , and finall y he ' cott- deniried b y the Commissioners. ?* , The cor;- rcspoudence -with iht United / ' ' States-delated principall y to t lie establishment of a mutual ri ght of Search; — . ' \ v> . ' ; \ ' , : ; • ¦ • - . ¦ ' ¦ Jf etv &>and Uaf iab . ,- -; i: A gentleman fro m . the westward JhiVrM that he ' ravelled 160 miles on the Canal £ that the -passage ; hoats^ drawn by : tht 'ee horses tandem move from S to & iriileb per hour , day and ni g ht 5 that the. expense of thus travelling ^is onl y 4 cents per mile , iri> eluding bbardtrig and lodging ; and that Xtip toll ' of: the ; Catial , as iar , as finished* .Mil (his year be §50 , 006- ; . -Sosi. GsgixX: , r ' ; ' > ' ' PICTURE; 0F . NEW-¥0itiL ; :. ' . ' , JProm tlte-Cdmmeraal ' -ildv ' eHisiri - '^1'his : is seiiling day do chsmg fe. \ , Po&ce. — -The office was thronged till ni g hi fall, with every/species and description o£ character , the victims or the perpeir;ubrg of every kind of depredation and outvug feo Some cases of . a ludicrous, and /Some of a more firag ie . . ' cliaracte r , cdiiis fbrwardlii their turns. Herei : §n v bii fc hand ranged a band of p ick-pockets and petty :diieve^. Xvoti jJoiUh —— ¦ —- , who robbed a s)ranger of one hun- drcd^and seventy dollars at . the\CirciiSi^o w ii to the petty ViUaiii . eaug ht /iri stealing the last sixpenceTr icnithfr ppc^ negroj \ shoring: inyay the ' ' ; , g idrSou§' :ftj {iics '6f liberty fri a eoivKhoie ; and there a;g hastl y throng of battered beads, bunged feyi-s, bro- ken jaws, and'demolished doses j. . v frovVricd in melancholy ' perspective, \ p loaditig like poor 'dunip ^ tnouths for veri gcimce. It ' was ' ; on the whole, a busy day—Plenty oT trtOze duck' s; some lulls , and here arid there « bmv. V . ' ¦ /. - ¦ > ' .. ¦¦ • . ..; .. . .. - . ¦ _ ... ^; DAYS . : ' OF ' .OLE?. V.. C . .. We copy; from • ¦ files ' , valuable Princip ted and ads of the Revoluitoiu \ the ' snvs^quent authentic cxtraetvfrqia the Boston Gazette* of 17?%?' ;;. ¦ ¦ ; . ' :-; . - ' . \ „ . • , -/ \ The following ' is iiii authentic copj ' 6? a lettep-which was latel y throwu into ihe casnjs \Vith the/ follb\ving ditu>«t!tih : ' \ Taihe ' off ieer ' s iiiid ' soldiers of Ms Majes^ .; ly ' s troops in B:>$ton. - . / \It being more than probable , thsii ih£ king ' s standard will soon be erected, front rebellion breaking but in his province, it ig prop ' (M« ; ' ' - -that-you , _ ' . . sold ' icrs/ ' r ' 6hould he ac r quai ' rit . ed with the authors thereof , aiiil of all the unsforturics.hrbug ht iipdn the , .province | the following is a list; of thexri; viz: . / -\ Capt. John-Bradford- . - - Thomas . 'Cusiiiri g. Samuel Adams ' - John Hancock ' James Bov-doiri - ¦ : ' ¦ William Cooper ' a Dr. T . hornas .; ¥oung - ¦ <Dv. Cliauneey. ; i Dr. Eenj.; ; Church Br, Cooper , . ; ' Sosiah -Quincey Joseph Greenleaf:. Major NathM Barbe r \ ' .. . ' ; ' afid ; :;; //: WiJliam Bemitig Wm. - Molirieaiis -; \ The friends of your ).Kih'g^an^emmi s$ and of America ,, hope and expect it froui you, soldiers, the instant rebellion happeas j i ' you will put the above pers onsriitimediatehj to the sword, dest roy their houses , and p luti- dw ' thcir effects ; it is just that they should ha the first victims to the mischief they have ' broug ht upon us. : ¦ ' ¦ ¦ - • ¦ . -. .. : :.! (Si gned) 'J iH Friend-to Great Britain and dmericdt P. S. r —Don ' t fo rget those (runine 'ters of' se 'di' t ' iou, the printers ^ Ecks & Gill ant? Thomas. \ . ' . . y\ Witif what just pride must t'liesc prosiepj- ; bed patriots, after the cbnsurnnVation Sf t lui|[ great revolution, to (he accotn p lish' niehi of* lrhich they had ' -devoted , all that made^lite estimabi e , ' * ' have reviewed .th e pprils/ihey encountered and they had achieved, /n ob- livion of the princip les and feelirigs p f We g lorious rcvohtfioK , is the. poliiicaJ;vice «i € our latter days. .. Can we think thcie iUris- trious patrioVs, (arid for aug ht thcy ktieiwj martyrs) ' ^ere, on a bed of roscs^ ^^ de- si gnated 6)/ 7taroe, a niurderptis bsni! of-hire^ lings was ' commanded to put; i.V »ri / ' fcf- tluS- sword , destroy their houses^hd plunder their effifcts ? ' \ Let' the iiiind |ra 'Sce ' p^ible ' - of patriotic ieelirig carry itselfilJacli to- it peri- od like this , and then >cfai|r ^r< the natio^ who . sanctioned these mu^crous: plaris , ' ® lf the charity it em* ' ;.% / ^v?«* ; ' ; MISCELLAKY We this \veek furriish . the P ATRONS o£ the C ORRECTOR with the first number> and at the same time with some additional out- lines , as a supplement to our Praspeetus , which vveThaye prescribed to ourselves-as ^ a rule , and b y which this , paper will ever lie recognized. - . . ~ Bepublicanism , and tli^ fosiering patron- age of an enl i g htened psopKs , together with the small share of merit V7&ieh it may pos- sess , are the foundations alone , on. which it must rest, flourish , or de , eaj- . But althoug h avo^tediv republican , and attached : lb the great mtij orsty, we ahall ever reeoileet , that the ; riimprity have their rig hts ; and aj- llioug U' we wis h to please , we vnll be just , \We ' have never yet seen an adminisJration ,o5' a party, but what we have spen in them some- thing to approve and something to . condemn* ' .: we neither aclyiowleO ge or believe infallibi l i- ty in politicks anylmore than in metaphysics. So far as our abilities will' allow , the best endeavours shall be made , to unkennel the political fox of h ypocrisy aed corruption— to separate the tare from the wheat , and winnow the chaff from the grain—to dis- criminate (when possible) betwixt the friend of his country, the sturd y ofiice-huntf irj and the hunter after popularity. ^ The C ORRECTOR will ever be \ found a friend to Domestic Manufacture s .and Eco- nomy, the Arts and- Science^ A griculture and Improvements ; hut under whateve r cloak erroneous opinions, vice or corruption shall appear—bolstered or proped by what- ever power or authori ty , we will, endeavour (at least) to tear a hole in the garment , - and expose H to the ridicule of the honest part of society : and * whcn- : in the mood , \ye will sport , and . ., , - '\ . . ¦ - i S portSHian-like , slioct folly en fee wJng, . . .. . . Undress R Xtandy^ tir unc: cvra n \ iKlugy -- - - ~ /... ,; Fix in contempt .. those monkeys in ' ther corsets , » \ \ ' ' Or unrobe the gaud y king ly puppets. '' v ; Our colun- .ns shall contain the most _ .im- portant DPWS of the day ; but if they should evei- afford that information which would enable , the agriculturist to grow pntv spear of grass , or one . head of grain, where iiever one grew before , v there will be reason \ to think that we have done him more essential good than we should have done b y recount- ing to him \a most blood y bailie , foug ht betwixt the BATBARIANS <of R USSIA and those of T URKEY , one with the Bible in his hand, the other with the Koran , botlij i g ht- ing. killing, and miwdering \for— the love of God ! and -where thousands and tens of thou- sands of our fellow beings have \ .bit the dust \ or been placed Horse de combat f We vyish the C ORRECTOR , notj aril y io he a welcome , but a useful visiter in every fami- ly j not onl y to the agriculturist , the man of business , and the politician , but to the younger branches-; for perhaps few other publications g ive the general outlines of use- ful information, expands the views, or ex* tends the ideas of young hiinds in so great a manner as that of a newspaper : the mind is drawn into the busy scenes of life , and imperceptibly led from village to county, to states, and to nations, accumulating resour- ces in its march, strengthening its structure* and imprinting on itself .a self-drawn chart of its travels—for time and experience to correct. , EdiforioJ Department, August 3 , 1823. We solicit th jc assistance of those gentle- men who have an hour ' s leisure , and a small inclination, to be useful to society. TO THE PATHON S OF THE CO K I RECTOR. • \ .£ ' -3-

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