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<c >(W$> Interesting from ike \4rctick Land Expedition. The editor of the Detroit Gas. has received a letter from Saut de St. Marie dated April 29,th informing that des- patches had*een received there from the expedition under the direction of Captain Franklin. \ When the bearer left Fort Franklin, in October, the mem- bers of the party were in fine health, and greatly exhilerated by the success with which their enterprise had been crowned during the preceding summer. They have established the fact of the continuity of Water communication from the mouth of the Coppermine to WKenzie river, and from thence have pushed their examinations as far as one hundred and forty nine degrees and thirty eight minutes of west longitude. At this point, they were compelled by the destiny of the fog, to relinquish the design of proceeding to the Pacifick Ocean by Jay Cape. The botanist, during the absence of the exploring par- ty from thh Fort, has been engaged in investigating the vegetable productions of the Taskatochawin country. \ We may calculate thai the reading world will bfc gratified with a view of the details of his expedition early in the coming year, as ]\lr F.and his associates are looked for here in July. From in- telligence that is to be relied on, we feel A couple of boys in Batah Rouge i Commodore Forler.— The spin » were sporting with pistols, supposed to operations of this officer have, p be unloaded ; but on one of them snap- terrible annoying to the comme ping that which he held in his hand, it Spain, and threaten the utter a n «\ 1 \ d - went off, the charge lodged in the bosom tion of that part of it carried on oy a« of his companion, and killed him !— with Cuba. It is gratifying, also, 10 Playing with fire arms is the most ab- those who take an interest in nis mr- snrd, and as it frequently proves, the tunes and fame, that the Mexican gov- most dangerous of all diversions. It is ernment fully appreciate the importance strange that even children should ever of his services. But it is nevertheless engage in it. 1 a question of serious concern to trie === United States, whether his stay and his n •, J c, , r> TI?-. — attitude at Key West, are consistent United States Oranges. —This ex-i a \' - T 'u nil i,i he allow- 11 . e •. r -A • i i •„ <i,<. with what becomes, or should oe an * cellent fruit finds a congenial soil in the . ._ , ,,. territory of Florida. It is com that upwards of fifteen hundred thou- j£=\£^5^* manner which sand oranges are gathered every year g , A ^ ^ at St. Augustine. Many of the trees, | properly be considered (says Mr.Wh.te,, the Florida delegate |» J^.^ 7JF l£ > neulralily of its character. We do not profess to be very deeply skilled in these matters, and have not leisure nor convenience to consult Puffendorf and Vattel on Uie present occasion; but it does seem to us that Commodore Porter has made himself as completely at home at Key 'nntPrf i ed to, a belligerent in a neutral port, and thoii- i whether, if his rendezvous there is much in Congress,) bearing 4000 oranges, are believed to be 120 years old. The lemon, citron, lime and olive, thrive equally well. From the Nat. Observer. Extract of a letter from an officer of the Mexican squadron, dated on board | yyVst as ne cou id tb/at Vera Cruz, Al- the \ Libertad, April 20, 1827 s—It is really amusing to read the various news- paper accounts of the operations of our quadron. People a thousand miles off, You may be satisfied that we Mave not been idle, when I inform you that not-1 j authorized to say, that they will be spar- ^-lthstanuirin the blockade of Labordc ' ed those lessons of human endurance which detracted so much from the plea- sure their former narrative afforded, and which, in the first enterprise, were no less attributable to their own improvi dence, than to the cupidity of the tnen rival Fur Companies.\— Statesman. 0 I J Interesting Reticle. —The Greenes- ville, (S. C\) Spectator, mentions that Mr. James If. Randolph, of that place has now in his possession a Gold Ring, lately found by a farmer while plough- ing a part of the ground where the bat- tle of the Cowpens was fought It was lying among some wasted fragments of human bones. It was bent in a man- ner which, it is said, could only have been effected by considerable violence. The farmer sold* it to a gentleman in >he.neighbourhood, from whom Mr. R. has procured -it. The ring is plain but massive, and calculated to fit upon the third finger of a common sized hand. Oh the'interiour .surface, the following inscription is leg- ible : \ This and the giver aie yours forever, 1722.\ The letters are large dnd deeply cut, but seem to have been eugiaven by one who was not an artist ft is stated that Mr. Randolph would be happy to restore it to the owner ; but there is little probability that he yet is numbered among the living. At any rate, the person to whom it was origin- ally given, as an emblem of tenner and devoted affection, and also the affection- ate giver, can no longer b<- in existence— \ they are gone, and their eyes are clos- ed forever !\ Should any descendant remain, the present paragraph may nut reach his eye ; or, he may not possess the means of identifying, to himself, much less of establishing the identity to others, of this small but precious me- mento of ancestral fondness and fidel- ity. There is something quite touching in a relick of « date and character like this. The mind, even without being especially given to poetical fancies, cannot but ruminate for a moment on the associations which hover round and cling to it. Common discoveries of the buried remains of old, ure vstsatfc merely as illustrations of publick histo- ry, and have therefore no claim to more than bare historical interest; but this refers back to private personages, their fortunes and vicissitudes, and touches the sensitive chord of individual sym- pathy. It speaks of youlh, and beauty, and love and hope ; perhaps consurn mated by the *• tie connubial,\ or per- haps by disappointment ; ended, at any rate, by separation—the substitution of the clangor of arms fir the accents of tenderness, breathed in the sweet tran- quillity of home—and finally by death, without sepulture^ on the battle field. A volume of incidents to fill r»p this outline, force themselves upon the im- agination : And, though we are apt to look upon the ages that have rolled 4>y us, only in the dull aggregate, and •then but with reference to their cabinets and armies—yet they have been like the time present, made up of details as melancholy as the faint picture we have drawn.— lb. Surgical. —Strawberries are said to be very useful in removing tartar from the teeth* when eaten in considerable quantities, and also to dissolve calculi. (They are also very good for what is familiarly called a \ sweet tooth ;\ and we fancy the author of the prescription, labours under the afiliction of that kind. He certainly understands his P's and Q's. We shall next be told, that ice cream is very successful us an anti-ca- lorick, that fruit die is a never failing we have sent out small erasers at plea- sure, and could, whenever we pleased, go out ourselves. The prises wc have captured and destroyed amount in num- ber to twenty-one, some of them very valuable. \ A brig wortii $150,000 was c^ip tured by the Bravo a few daj s since, and has been despatched to Vera Crus. She was from Cadiz, laden with dry goods, and is called the Joven Marie, or Young Maria. The Bravo had an- other prize in company, a very fast sailor. We have also taken upwards of 200 prisoners. 1 regret to say that we have not been able to negotiate an exchange, and have therefore been un- der the necessity of sending many of them to Vera Cruz. Vives has acted with very little regard to the interests of the Island as many of the piisoners and captains of coasting vessels, and their places cannot be easily filled.— They have taken a lieutenant and mid- shipman of ours, with a boats crew of ten men. They were risen upon by the prisoners they had taken (33 in number, and among them six captains) and taken to Havana, where they are treated well. We carry on a most an- noying system of warfare ; we enter their rivers and harbours, burn their vessels at their anchorage, land, march into the country, and play them all sorts of pranks. The Spaniards do not know what the deuce to make of it, and are getting exceedingly alarmed. They know not where it will end. I am told that great dissatisfaction exists with regard to La- borde, who has actually done nothing but remain off this harbour with a fore* so very soperiour that it would have been folly in us in the extreme to have hazarded an action. Besides it dctes not accord with the views of Govern- ment or our own to do so at present except with considerable advantage.. The Mexican government is highly planaed with ail our operations, and oof^Commodore has received compli- ments and assurances without number, and what is more, whatever funds he may think proper to draw or send for, and unlimited power over the ete*acma of the Navy. attempt to know and explain every thing. The fact is, that we on board onh know that an order has been issu ed \when that order has been executed. \\ c aiK j £ s j lort ( j iat Key West,'to all intents and purposes, constitutes his lead quarters. The suspicion can bald- ly be avoided—and Spain will no doubt adopt the belief—that had Laborde ta- ken die name freedoms, our authorities would have promptly interfered. The interest which the affair assumes, uiises not alone from the injustice committed, but from a view of consequences—'.lie most immediag of which would be, an attack by Laborde on Potter in the harbour itself. Should he take such a step, out light to complain would be ex- ceedingly dubious. Colombia. —Mr. Cockburn, the En- glish minister, has arrived at Laguayra. It is not stated whether Congress has ac- cepted Bolivar's resignation as Presi- dent. Mendosa, who had been banish ed by Paes, has been reinstated by Bol- ivar as intendaut of Caracas. —nan— Extract of a letter from Laguira, Mai/ 7-—''Bolivar proceeds '.rub order to take the aims from the Creoles and negroes, and place them in the publick stoies. This measure it is expected will leave a good effect in restoiiug con on a spot commanding a fine view of the great cataract. A gas is continu- al issuing from the water when it raises which is readily *»'« d \ Iih » h r e blaze of a candle; undoubtedly, car- bonick acid gas. The water h -s been subjected to an analysis, by a scent.f- ick gentleman of New York, and found to contain sulphurick acid, combined with lime; tnuriatick acid, with mag- nesia, forming sulphates and muriates of the above articles. The spring will probably soon be prepared for the ac- commodation of such as may wish to visit it. And will from the well known valuable medicinal properties of its in- gredients, prove a valuable auxiliary in the cure of diseases for which min- eral waters are much celebrated. In several cases of a dyspeptick nature, relief has been obtained by the use ot these waters—and iheir efficacy has been tested in cases of cutaneous erup- tions. . . The discovery of this spring, if its waters possess the valuable qualities attributed to them, is an acquisition which will servu to enhance the attrac- tions of a spot where nature seems to have been lavish of her gifts. In the midst of the sublime scenery which sur- rounds the mighty cataract, it may have nd provement in g,in ioclts which has yet I * invented; and wc havens littlehesitation believing tl at the said t)avis is the solo a '° onlv inventor of such improvement TVi ' villc, June 1, 1827. ' ' - v WILLIAM PEACOCK T. A. OSBORNE, GEO. T. CAMP GEO. MGUNlGLE JOHN DEXTER, ' M. PHEXnEROAST JEDIDIAM TRACY ' A. POTTER, ELISIIA EOSTER Friend Erisbee cails us an Ishmnclitc—A congenial souls delight in each ether's sw' - ety, why can't two Ishmaclites be friends > Come, come, friend fc'rLbec, since our &. positions are so much alike, let us & j l0 , .i our pens and be Ishmaclites together. Kern-York Prirts.— ASHES, Pots CC a ; Pearl, 91 25 a 92 r,0. CLOVER SEED—10a 12. FLOUR— WHEAT- varado, or any other Mexican harbour, | and that it should be incumbent on us not to permit him, nor any other com- mander, so to demean himself. We are told on all hands that his slay is volun- j pleased a bountilul Providence, to place tary; that he can escape; that his | a fountain of \ healing waters. cruisers depart and rettn n at their pleas- a !> BlFEE—tnen n I libl II 50 a prime, CHEESE—fi 12 a 10. western 1 75 western, 93 a 1 _ blj 8 50 a 9 50 ; prime i K 6 37. BUTTER-f.rkin, N.Y. £«. i. 1 A HI)- 7 ,, •; 1-2. P()KK-_ nif . S3) 25 a 7 5ft*-. FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1827. From the Pcnsacola Gazette, lUay 4. Front Com. Po.rter. —We are infor- med that a gentleman recently from Havana, has btought the information that Com. Porter has issued orders to his cruizcrs to capture every vessel containing merchandise bound for Cu- ba, and that in compliance with these orders he has destroyed nearly all the coasting fade of that Island, and that none escape them,except the fishermen, who by the express directions of the Commodore are not molested. The gentleman farther states that Commo- dore Porter made a requisition on the Mexican Government for $30,000 and that in reply he received authority to draw for $60,000, and information that his drafts for any amount would be honoured. On which he drew for the $G0,000; which drafts were actu- ally negotiated in Havana. We are farther infoimed that the Lt. Commandant of one of the cruizers (the Bravo) which had been captured by the Spaniards, having been imprisoned in Havana, Com. Porter wrote to the commander, that if he was not releas- ed on his parole, within 12 hours after the receipt of his communication, and treated as a prisoner of his rank was entitled to expect, that he (Com. Por- ter) would retaliate on every Spanish officer who might fall into his hands— that the lieutenant was accordingly re D11. FRANKLIN was once appointed by a deputation from a number of the Amwi- caa colonics, previous to the revolution, to draft articles of confederation, which should meet the views of the crown, on the one side, and thr people of the colonies on the other. I le could not have had afll-grcater evidence of the correctness of hisTudg-ement, and that lie had performed the tualTas^ipned him with ability and impartiality, man the result gave ban:—On the one hand, the king- rejected the instrument on the ground that it en-, croaebed upon the prerogatives of the crown —and on the other, the people of the colo- nies rejected it, because it gave too much •lower to the king, and encroached upon their liberties! ! Such has been our lot, in the course we have taken in relation to the Morgan affair—On tne one side, some have discontinued their papers, and others have threatened to do so, because tbej say we are opposed to masonry—\ too much Morgan ;\ on the other hand, several have discontinued their papers, and others are dissatisfied, be- fidence, and after the present difficulty canoe they say we have not published u c- experienced in the Custom House is o- oongfa about Morgan!:' Wc have endea- ver, which is entirely owing to the practice of persons here neglecting to honour their Custom House Bonds for duties, some of \which have been lying over for a long time, tiade mast revive, as the present regulation in the Custom House will prevent that abuse in future. Canada. — It is said that the recent troubles in Canada are becoming tran- quilized. It is not unlikely that they were originally exaggerated by the waimth of partisan papers. A gentleman who lately left Bangor, (Maine,) informs tha editor of the Provi- dence American, that a man believed to be Capt. Morgan had been seen in that place. He went into a couple of print- ing offices and made inquiries relative to the publication of his travels in Canada, which he intended to put to press, but without giving his name. Some person by whom he appeared to be recognized, addressed him as .Morgan—but he did not answer to the name. The story that Morgan was in the village got wind, and a ntimuei uf persons collect rowed] to treat the subject with impartiality —on the one hand, to give all the important facts, with snch comments as the nature of the case seemed to demand, without the hope of favour or the fear of offending—and on the other, to refrain from publishing such passionate appeals as arc only calculated to increase the excitement and sever the bonds of society, without doing an}' essential ser- vice to the cause of inquiry. As to engaging in a 'crusade\ against masonry, none need expect us to be so foolish—there are papers published, professedly in opposition to ma- sonry, which dose their readers from week to week with fiom six to thirteen columns of windy and feverish declamation upon the subject, and those who are desirous of read- ing such matter had better take them. As for suppressing any material facts in rela- tion to such a daring outrage as the oue sr; question, or withholding a proper expression of indignation at such a transaction, on every Mutable occasion, none need expect us to be so desti'iutc of moral sensibility. There are papers, whose object seems to be to palliate, if not to justify the conduct of the pcrpetra- ed together, upon which the supposed l ° rS oftbis ^ deed ' to tlec< ' ivc the publidi Moigan fled to the woods. When the >v propagating falsehood, and treat the in- gentleman referred to, left Banero-. Bar- i Ji S nant fceBnga of the people with ridicule corrective of the headache, or that cor- i leased, and a gentleman who is now dial and macaroni, are advantageously ; here, dined with him at the house of an substituted for stomachick bitters.)—16. American merchant in II uvana. ties were in search of the fugitive. These, says the editor, are the facts ; but whether the person suspected was the real Morgan or not, we have no more means of judging than our readers. We give the story precisely as told to us. This is the half dozenth time that somebody has been invested with the honours of the Captain and dogged ac- cordingly ; but whether it be done in jest or earnest, it must be rather a bore to the unfortunate party concerned.— N. Y. Statesman. [How easy a matter would it be for a per- son desirous of raising such a story, to per- sonate Morgan, in the manucr described ?] The Canandaigua Repository of May 23, says: \ It was stated in our last, that young Williams, before he abscon- ded, acknowledged that he committed the mail theft, charged upon him. This is incorrect; he denied it, and the mon- ey he gave up he said he received from his father.\ From the Lockport Observatory. NIAGARA MINERAL SPRING. We are indebted to the politeness of a professional gentleman at the Falls, for some additional particulars relative to the Mineral Spring lately discovered near that place. It it situated a mile and a half below the Falls, on the farm of Mr. Child, a fq\\ rods from the river, } and contempt—All who wish to read such matter can take them. NEW PERCUSSION GUN LOCK — We have examined a gun lock invented by M. C Davis, of Mayville, and cheerfully concur in the sentiments expressed in the testimonial published below. This lock is very simple in its construction, and will not cost over twenty-five cents'. The whole lock is concealed in the stock near the breach, and -'the power is applied by the action of a spring forcing a small tapering rod, about two inches long, into a hole in the breach of of the barrel, where the priming is deposited from a hole at the lop; and the whole of the machinery confined within the stock, with the exception of one main and one hair spring, consists of but two pieces, and those so fastened together as to form a pivot or el- bow.\ The inventor has made application for a patent. It is proper to state, without saying any thing as to the relative merits of cither, that this lock is constructed upon a principle entirely different from the one re- ccntly-invented by Mr. Hart, of Frcdonia. Wo, the undersigned, having examined a newly invented percussion gun lock, by MarveljC. Davis, of Mayville, Chautauque TO THE rURLlCK. Soon after the abduction of Capt. Morgan, his inhuman and blood thirsty persecutors fabiicated and pin in circu- L.tion a vaiiety of stories representing him as a base profligate and abandoned villain—for the purpose, no doubt, of stifling publick sympathy, and allaying the excitement, which, at that time, were but faintly manifested in his behalf.— Among other infamous falsehoods thus administered In poison publick senti- ment, was one, which, while it threw a dark shade over his charartcr, stabbed the reputation of his unfortunate wife to the heart. « This was the unkind- est cut of all.\ Not satisfied with niur- dering the husband of her ycuth ; tho companion of her bosom ;\ the lather of her infant children ; they resolved to sacrifice her fair fame which is dear- er to her than life. And this too at a moment when her heart wns bleeding at every pore; when her feelings had been lacerated and torn by one ef the most digressing bereavements that was ever ^Bifed.upon any human being.— They repiesented (bat she bad lived with Morgan in the most disgraceful intima- cy without ever having been regularly married to him. They never dared to whisper so infamous a falsehood in this place or any other where she was known. But nun residing in this village who make some pretensions to the character of gentlemen, when travelling the coun- try, and among strangers have repeat- ed this story and added the sanction of their word for its truth. The obvious tendency of this was to suspend all charitable donations, upon which alone, Mrs. Morgan, however repugnant to her feelings is at present compelled to subsist. Mrs. Morgan informed me she was regularly married by the Rev. Thomas Colley of Virginia, ai d requested me to write him, and if possible procure from htm his affidavit of the fact. I aceor- drtfely wrote him and have just received anfanswer which must be satisfactory to all except the cold blooded and wan- ton assassins of her unsullied character. Below \13 an affidavit of Mr. Colley du- ly taken and attested, with a copy of the licence to perform the marriage cer- emony, el'c together with his letter ad- dressed to me. T. ITTC1I. Batavia May 00, lfS27. STAT F. O r X IB G1M A. \ 11 iiJiingtcn county, to wit: \ This day personally appeared Thomas <~o!- lev, before us, Joseph ('. Tnggarul Peter J« Branch, two of the Commonwealth's Justi- ces of the Peace for said county, «!,oisa Minister of the Gospel of the Baptist deaaai- ination. and legally authorised to celebrate the rights of matrimony, and upon his t^udi deposctb and saith—That on the 7th day of October, 1C19, be solemnized the rights of matrimony between William Morgan aoi Lncinda Pendleton, in pursuance of a license granted by the clerk of ihe county com tot said county, which is in the words following: Washington county to nil: These are to licence and permit you to join together in the holy state of matrinsonv William Morgan and Lucinda Pendleton, according to the form and customs of JOBT church. And for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand this 7th day of Oc tober, UilP. JACOB LYNCH, D.C. Sworn to before us this 13th day of ApriL 1827. Given under our hands and seals this day and date above written. JOS. C. TRIGG [1 - «•] PETES J. BRANCH. [1 •• s j Mr. Timothy Fitch, Yours of ihe 14th of April is now befcw me—and in obedience thereto 1 forward you the subjoined affidavit. I have been acquaint- ed with Lncinda Morgan, the subject oi this correspondence from her birth to her mar- riage. y»nd as far as 1 have known or heard. her character has been unexceptionable.^ Her father is now living in the county of Russell in this state, who would be glad t<j hear from her. THOMAS COLLEY, April 14, 1827. Wfpban v MineralSpring.-This spring Sited daily bv large numbers of peo- ounty, a selt-taught rnechamck, have no , p l e w |, 0 a |i express lheir satis f ac tion at the medicinal qualities of the water.— Yesterday morning it was calculated that ont thousand persons visited it be- fore breakfast. Supposing that each person drank four glasses, which H hesitation in recommending it to the publick, as being the most simple and cheap in its construction, and occupying a smaller space than any other lock now in use. It is like- wiseof certain water proof, and of sure tire. It is in our opinion the most valuable im-

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