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F R E E P R E S S , A U B U R N , O C T O E R B 1 3 , 1 8 3 0 . W O R K I N G M E N S C O U N T Y C O N V E N T I O N . Convention of delegates from the several towns in this county, friendly to the cause of the Farmers, JYlechanicks and Workingmen, will be holdenon Wed­ nesday, October 20th, at one o’clock P. JVf. at the Bank Coffee-House, in A u b i r»j for the purpose of making a nomination of candidates to bo supoorted at the ensuing election. The different towns are request­ ed fo send the usual quota of delegates. B y order of the Central Committee. L Y M A N PA I N E , Ch’n. Gfiif. R o o t , has declined being- considered as a candidate for the offiet &f GoVferboUr at the en - suing election. The correspondence on (his sub­ ject, which has been received since our papei was mostly nrenared, \v»il be found in another column. O u r C a u s e , —We regret that owing to the decimation of the candidates of the Wtsricingmen, who were nominated at Salina frr the offices of Gorernour nnd Lieutenant Governour, there can be no fair trial of the strength of our party at the ensuing election ; for even should other can­ didates be put in nomination for these offices,there i is not sufficient time remaining before election to place their merits properly before the people.— We regret it, because we had indulged the hope that the electors of this state would have been enabled to-show their hatred of aristocracies—of parties grounded merely upon a lust for office, which is but too evidently the case with the leading parties of this state ; and that it would have been in their power to c-xpres-, more deci­ dedly and efficiently than can now be done their entire approbation of the prineiplos advan­ ced by that portion of our citizens whose cause xve have espoused. But we are far from being disheartened : A spirit of inquiry lias gone forth —the people are awaking to a sense of their | rights, and of the deep wrongs which have been practised upon them ; which spirit wifi not he quieted, nor allowed to slumber, until the coun­ try is redeemed. Those who are now feasting upon the reward of their treachery, will yet feel the weight of publifck indignation which is every where manifested at their unrighteous deeds; they will yet fall beneath the purifying breeze of popular opinion, and the stations, for whieh their acts have long since proved they were unworthy, 03” The last Patriot says that the editor ofthe Free Press has “ no substantial objection to urge against the republican candidates.” As to the truth of this remark, our readers may judge af­ ter we reiterate a few of 'he charges which have been urged agamt Messrs. Throop and Living­ ston, who. we presume are the persons intended as “ the republican candidalesT 1. E.vos T. T h r o o p , when elected to Con grec« some yci.t mice, so far as abused the will of his con-ui uerus by voting for the appropriation oi $1500 per annum for members of Congress, that he was compelled , as the only means of ap­ peasing the open indignation of an insulted com­ munity to resign .'-—This, let it be remembered, is the only office he has ever received from the inhabitants of his own district: It is true, he has since acted in the place of Govetnour—but did the people elect him to that office? No — e v e n b i s b e s t f r i e n d s d o n o t p r e t e n d t b a t b e could have been elected to any office, had it not been for the adherence to “ foe party ” which he has ever manifested—and even he, m a moment of candour, has observed that it was “ to the partiality of the party he owed all the official favours he had at any time enjoyed I” And has it come to this ? Are our people pre pared to elevate a man to office, merely for his sycophantick adherence to party principles aud party chicanery, without aDj evidence whatever that he possesses the requisite talent or industry to discharge the duties of that office? Are they prepared to vote for a man, merely because he has eyer proved himself the dupe of abler, and perhaps, more expert intriguers ? If so, the elec­ tion cf Enos T. Throop is sure ! 2. He has, by appointing Mr. Cox to the of- i flee of Register, in the city of New York, shown swer o f Gen, Root. It is not so. Much as 1 ad­ mire the talents. independence and uniform demo­ cracy o f that veteran politician , I would not ask his counsel upon this occasion , nor would he ad­ vice m: lo become apolitical schismatick. A- to the inumafion of 11 unaccountable neg­ lect” in the Post Office, no one who knows you would dare make the charge. Your moral char­ acter is above if, and the neighbourhood could testily to your faithfulness and promptitude in the delivery of letters. Respectfully your ob’t serv’t. NATHANIEL PITCHER. J a m e s W r i g h t , Ed’t Herald. Thus the affair stands at present—but there is one point which should be cleared up. Gen. P. says he has not received any notice of his Salina nomination from the committee whose duty it was to inform him of it; and Mr. MTGerson, of Albany, says that only a few days after the ad­ journment cf the Workingmen’s Convention, he (Mr. M.) placed in the Albany post office a letter which had been prepared by the committee ap­ pointed foif that purpose, addressed to Gen. P. informing him of bis nomination, and requesting an answer. The question is, what has become of that letter ? The mail is not opened between Albany and Sandyhill, and it is therefore very natural to suppose that what leaves the post of­ fice at Albany in the mail, will arrive in it at Sandyhill!—One thing is certain—there is de­ ception and intrigue at work in this matter. Who is guilty, it is impossible for us to judge. Mr. M’Pherson is ready to make affidavit that be lodged a letter from the committee to Gen. P. in the post office at Albany n less than a week after the Convention rose, and the General says he has not received i t ! How is the affair to be account­ ed for ? himself either most grossly ignorant of the con­ stitution, cr he has exhibited an utter disregard for its provisions—and in either case, has proved that he wras an unfit person for the office of chief magistrate of the populous and wealthy state of New York. 3. Ho has recommended the removal of the tax from the bank stock in the i ity ofNew York, thereby showing a disposition to lend his influ­ ence in building up a powerful and monopolizing aristocracy; and io complete the infamous work with more certainty, won d levy the same amount upon the middling anti producing classes. 4. He has appointed (as it has been asserted in almost every independent journal in the state— and, to our knowledge, has never been denied,) aliens, minors and non-residents to the offices of Commissioners of deeds and Notaries Publick 1 thereby jeopardizing the interest of those who (FT There was an alarm of fire early this morniBg; but, we believe, very littleinjury was done. This should serve as a gentle hint to our citizens, in putting them in mind of the impor­ tance of having their property insured, and of continuing their exertions to guard against similar alarms in future. O 'T h e amount of property destroyed by the late fire in Oswego, is estimated at from $40 or $50,000,— $27,300 of which was ensured. Six beautiful horses, belonging to the livery stable, were burnt to death. will be oteupied by *lW , dk<l it is to be hoped,! were concerned in conveyancing real estate. B aptists . —The present number of Baptist Associations in the United Slates, is 227. Num­ ber of churches. 4,271. Number of ministers, 2,882. Baptized last year, about 30,000. Pre­ sent number «f members, 300,000. the scenes of domestick felicity, and with the malice of a fiend resolves upon their destruction. This unrelenting moloch requires the sacrifice alike o f the proudest and most benighted intel­ lect, ofthe most refined and the most uneultiva_ ted taste, of the most exalted and tho ean^t reputation. Intemperance deliberates in the hall of legislation, it assumes the robe ot justice and staggers before the jury, it utters a drunken opinion over the bed of a dying patient,and even enters the sacred deBk to expand from the holy oracles of God. No class ofthe community but feels its blighting influence and mourns the O 0 loss of some of its most promising members. For years the community has deeply felt this evil, and for years it has mourned its effects.— But notwithstanding the mark of the beast has been set on it, and in spite of publick opinion, it has continued to increase, until we were in dan­ ger of becoming a nation of drunkards. Appre­ hensive of the awful consequences which would naturally follow from such a state of society a few gentleman in New England turned their atten tion, seriously to the subject, and after much re­ flection, they concluded that the only way which was left to avoid the impending danger was to abstain totally from the use of ardent spirits.— Here our Temperance Societies took their origin, and here reformation commenced. Within three or four years almost an entire revolution has ta ken place in publick opinion; and it is now as unfashionable to drink any bind of spirits as it was a short time since to refuse the proffered glass. The number of drunkards may not be less now than it was then ; but the way is opened for reform ; and the next generation will be what the present generation cannot with justice claim to be, a temperate , hardy and intelligent race of men. This will be a cause of rejoicing to every person who has the good of the community at heart. Every philanthropist will put forth his efforts in this glorious cause, and receive the noblest of all rewards, the gratitude of his fellow men and the approbation of his own conscience. H oward . P. S. Should you find a nook of your paper unoccupied by political news which you are wil­ ling to devote to the cause of temperance 1 may' pay your columns another visit H o w a r d . Jfew-York, October 1. Important Jrom Wflrop *.— W e yesterday announced as below, three packet ships; since which we have received copious files of English and French journals. By the Flortd-i, Capt. T.inkham, London pa­ pers of the 1st September, and Liverpool of the 2u ; and by the Hannibal, London papers of the evening of September 2d. The Edward Qtiesnel brought Paris dates of the 19th August. Revolution in the Netherlands. — We publish below copious details from a Brus­ sels piper of the rising which took place in that city, commencing on the evening of August 25th, aad which there can be no reason to believe was quelled, without important concessions from the King, or an actual revolution. A letter of the 27th sides that the Nobility and other classes had pat them selves at the head of tbe m o v e m e n t , and entered Into a contract with the Chiefs of the military force, who had joined their cause. The Palace at Brussels would be given up by the Guard, if fhe answer received from the King, who was at the Hague, was not satisfacto­ ry. The demand of the insurgents is for i new Constitution, no' granted of the King’s free will and pleasure, but as co n - gerir, or established by the people. There was great excitement and com­ motion in Ghent, on the 26th and 27lh, which was somewhat allayed at the latest advices, by tbe publication of a govern­ ment journal. The number of the killed in Brussels is so variously stated, that it is impossible to form any opinion of it. It probably did not exceed two or three hundred, at the u'most. Tbe moutcre, or tax on ground wheat, had long been regarded with an evil eve o is « by the people. Tnis the municipality have abolished. The immediate cause of (he first tumultuous assemblage, was sim ply some offensive expressions in an offi- better m en. Let it not for a moment tie supposed, tb it we 5. H e has recom m ended the appropriation of tbe publics monies, to tbe assistance of a private h a r e abandoned oar cause— let not our enem ies \ institution o f education, Instead of applying the triumph, that the day of then* retributioa is de-1 same to the improvement of the comvion schools layed—let them not imagine that the spirit of in-1 throughout the state ; thus, as in every other act tolerance, and abuse of power, which has long been manifested by those high in office, is forgot­ ten ; or that the P eople , whose rights have been invaded—tvhose requests have been set at naught —whose liberality has been abused—and whose will has been unheeded, are. prepared to slumber until the great work for which they are strug- of his life, evincing a determination to assist the opulent and influential to the injury oflhefarmer and labouring man. gling is accomplished. No- Edward P. L ivingston needs hut a mo­ m ent’s uotice. By his a ct o f 1824, in assisting to deprive the people of the choice of presidential electors, he proved himself prepared to go any \ * our citizens have I lengths against their rights, in his adherence to r‘7“The President has returned to Washington and his health is said to be better than it has been for some years past. felt the hand of oppression—and hare determined to free themselves from its grasp, whether it be extended by despots of other lands, or by ambi­ tious partisans of our own,'who by intrigue and falsehood have worm ed them selves into their con­ fidence—until they have indignantly exclaimed “ Where is the slave so lowly, Condem n ’d to chains unholy, Who, could he burst His chains at first, Would pine beneath them slow!? ! Although those on whom the Workingmen have depended as candidates for state offices have been induced io decline, we can yet meet in our respective eouniies, and by nominating and supporting such men, and such men only, as are honest, eapnble and true t© the constitution—fa­ vourable to our cause, aod opposed to political dictation and corruption, give a death blow to the present dominant party in this state, the leaders of whieh have proved themselves so Ut­ te r l y unworthy the confidence of a free and Cn- lighieted people. And we sincerely hope the eleetors o f this county will eomply with the re­ quest of the Central Committee, as expressed above, and send a full quota of delegates to the County Convention, to be held at the Bank Cof* fee-Hou-e. on the 20th inst. party usages, Oui electors then showed their detes:a*ioo of the act—and they will now prove how flpeplv they feel insulted by having h j p a - gain thrust before them for support. r‘- hese are some, of the reasons which have in­ fluenced us in appearing as the opponents of “ Ihe republican c a n d id a t e s and we willingly submit to the judgement of the electors of ihis State, i whether tht reasons we have advanced are not ntly sa islantml to warrant us in the course we have pursued. rp= After all the ridiculous stories which have been sent abroad to prove that the general gov­ ernment was protecting the Cheiokees from in­ vaders, Gov. Gilmer, of Georgia, has thought proper to convene the legislature of that state, to meet at |fiil!edgeville,on the 18th inst. about a fortnight earlier than usual. His proclamation states the reason of this extraordinary Measure to be 41 the audacity and increasing number of the gold diggers in like Cherokee country.” The pre­ amble of the proclamation is in these words :— “ Whereas thousands of persons have entered upon the lands ofthe 8tste, in the occupancy of tbe Cherokees, and are now, end have been for some time past, employed in taking great quan­ tities in value of gold therefrom— And whereas this state of things was unforeseen by the Legis­ lature. and therefore no laws have been passed for the prevention thereof—and whereas the pow­ ers vested in the Executive Department by the Constitution and laws do not sufficiently enable the Governour to remove or restrain such tres­ passers—Il is therefore considered tbat an extra­ ordinary occasion has occurred for convening the General Assembly ot the State at a period earli­ er than that prescribed by law .” It is well to keep articles like the above where they may be referred to hereafter. (CrTwenty buildings were destroyed by fi-e in New York on Sunday last; and what adds ten­ fold to the calamity, is the circumstance that four men perished in the flames ! (O^John Francis Knapp, the murderer of Capt. White, was executed in Salem, on the 28th uit. Five thousand persons are said to have been pre­ heat, several hundred of whom were females ! HCr\The Convention of F a r m e r s , M echanic^ & Workingmen, of Albany met on the 7th inst. & made out the following nominations :-J. D. Ham­ mond, for Senator. Ambrose Spencer, for Con­ gress. Elisha Dorr, Jonathan Jenkins, Robert Martin, for Assembly. Success to the good cause—the Workingmen have lately triumphed at the charter election in Albany; and it is said the Regency have been in mourning ever since the above list was pre­ sented. e x t r a c t ov a l e t t e r t o a GEKTLEM AX I E T h i s d a t e d Syracuse Oct. 9Ik. 1830. T h e R e g e n c y party held a m eeting this after­ noon at the Court-House for the purpose of elect­ ing town delegates to the County Convention, which is to meet on Monday the 11th to nomi­ nate Candidates for the members of Assembly and member of Congress. T h e course pursued by the partizans of the Regency at this meeting was highly iritolerent and proscriptive, and has crea- (OTn our last, we stated that Gen. P i t c h e r had declined the Salina nomination. The follow­ ing is the correspondence on the subject. Mr. Wrisrht, editor of ihe Sandyhill Herald, and postmaster at that place, addressed him the note below, to which the General returned the accom­ panying reply. Sandyhill , Tuesday Evening Sept. 28, 1830. S i r —I have just seer an article in the “ Far­ mer’s Register,” Troy, following the statement I last week made in the Herald, relative to your declining the nomination of Lieutenant Govern­ our, made at Salina, in which I am at least indi­ rectly charged with misrepresentation, as an edi­ tor, and of “ unaccountable neglect,” as postmas­ ter, at this place. Will you do me the favour to say, whether I was or was not authorised by you to make the statement I did in the Herald of the 23d inst. and if that statement was not substantially correct ? And whether you have any cause of suspecting me guilty of “ unaccountable neglect,” as Post­ master ? Tbe bearer of this note will hand you the Re­ gister containing the article referred to. Your obed’t serv't. JAMES WRIGHT. To G e e . N. P i t c h e r . ted a general feeling of disaffection among the friends of Gsn. Root, who are numerous. I was not at the meeting, but I learn from one of the most respectable and influential friends of Gen Root, that he has never witnessed proceedings at any publiek meeting, called for a similar object, so violent, tumultuous and disgraceful. Upon the meeting being opened, Doct. Colvin rose and remarked that he presumed there were none others in the meeting but Republicans who were m favour of supporting the Herkimer nomina­ tion. Mr. Van Patten in reply, said that he was a Republican, but was opposed to Throop. It was therefore moved by Mr. Briggs, of Salina, that no person should be allowed to vote, who was not in favour of Enos T. Throop for Govern­ our. This gave rise lo a very angry discussion between Ihe partizans of the Regency and the friends of Gen. Root. The House was divided, and the Throopites, finding themselves in the minoritj’, an adjournment was proposed, under the pretext of preparing ballots for the election, but actually for the purpose of bringing up a re­ inforcement. Adjournment being ordered, ru­ mours were dispatched in all directions and by the time the meeting was reorganized, they had collected enough including aliens, to give the Regency a majority with which they carried the proposition to e x c lude the votes o f all those w h o would notdeclare themselves in favour of Throop. Under this decision, the election resulted in the choice of delegates favourable to the Regency. Great dissatisfaction is felt and publickly express­ ed by the citizens in regard to the proceedings of thi3 town meeting and several of the late sup­ porters of the Regency have proclaimed their determination to withdraw from the Party.— Next week we have three County Conventions —Regency on Monday—Anti-Regency on Thurs­ day, and Anti-Masonick on Saturday. CT The following letter of Ge n. Root's, is one of the unkindest cuts for the Regency that it has ever received. The Old Delaware has not a word to offer in favour of its candidates—not one . Delhi, l s f October, 1 8 3 0 . G e n e r a l E r a s t u s R o o t , Dear Sir— The great inquiry which is made, and the excitement that prevails a- m o n g y o u r political f riends a s to the c o u r s e most proper for them to pursue, in rela­ tion to the candidate for Governour this fall, induce us to address you. Wo, there­ fore, take the liberty of inquiring briefly whether you consider yourself a candidate for the office of Governour at the ensuing Sandyhill, Sept. 28, 1830. S ir—Your note of this evening, pointing me to an article in the Farmers’ Register, has been received and examined. It is true, sir, that I au­ thorized you to state, that I declined the nomina­ tion for the office of Lieutenant Gnyr rnou~, nnd* at Salina, and I hn,ve at all time* - • uny.sen- i iiaUi- , L edly, that I should d?c1;ne it < Vh rer inquired of by committee or otherwise tn relation to i l ; for that inquiry I have been anxiously waiting. The only communication I have received from any delegate who alt--? -ted the Sa’i . Conven­ tion, i? a private V ''. cr aiidentiel letter from a genthi’ian in T» '}. 'T, ho I am confident will par­ ch n for saymg, that among other things, he '•’ate?, -‘that a committee had been appointed v ho would announce to me the nomination,” —I have not received any communication from^ such committee—had it been received I should have given it an immediate and respectful answer, but at the same time should have deci­ sively declined accepting the nomination. I am aware, as hinted in the Registet, that rumour has ?uH that t was waiting for the nn- [CO M M U X I C A T E D . J A new era is fast approaching in the history of our nation. The vice of intemperance, which has for years prevailed to an alarming extent, is now receding before the light of reason and truth.— The same people which more than half a century since indignantly spurned the yoke of foreign bondage, is now engaged in the still more glorious business of subjecting its tyrannical passions and appetites lo the control of correct moral princi­ p les. The time is now at hand when, not only the pr. ' *. of b o d ily intoxication, but even the ppling, wdl be considered disgraceful to any man in whatever station. Julips, cor­ dial?, antifos;maticks, et id omne genus, will be b uiijhed from the bar-room and tbe side board ; and \5*e shall return fo the simplicity of our fore­ fathers, taught by bitter experienced the evils of intemperance. War gluts his vengeanoe on thousands and tens oi thousands, and for a time is satisfied; pesti­ lence sweeps*\hrough the land like a hurricane, but the country soon recovers its wonted vigour and prosperity; famine lasts only for a season,— but the demon of intemperance gorges himself With victim', and i? never satiated: he surveys*1' election. W e are respectfully, Your obedient servants, . JA B E Z B O 8 T W I 0 K , W M . B. SH E L D O N , A N T H : M. PAINE, Central Corresponding Committee. Delhi , 1 st October, 1830. Gentlemen—-You ask me whether I consider myself a candidate for the office of Governour at the ensuing election. I answer, I do not. In my reply to the committee of the meeting at the Broadway House in June last, I stated that I had consented to the call of the Herkimer Convention ; and that the democracy of this state had a right to expect a full and fair expression of its will at that assem­ bly ; and that to such an expression, fair­ ly and unequivocally given, I should feel myself bound by inclination as well as du­ ty, most cheerfully to submit. It is unne­ cessary for me to inquire whether the se­ lection of the members of that convention was made in pursuance of a call upon ‘ democratick republicans ,” in conformity to the resolution of the meeting o f the re­ publican members of the legislature in A- pril last, or whether the democratick will was there fairly and unequivocally express­ ed. To the selection o f more than forty of its members it does not become me to object, t or aught that appears to the contrary, they have consented to the nom ination. Surely, then, I cannot be con sidored a candidate. I have the honour to be, very respect ully, your obedient servant, ER A S T U S ROOT. J a b e z B o s t w i c k , & c . Central Corresponding Committee. The Columbia Republican says that Ed­ ward P. Livingston, the Herkimer Con vention candidate for Lieut. Governour. was boro in the Island of Jamaica, and asks if he has ever been naturalized.— If not, be cannot be Lt. Governour. Progress of the good cause .— T he wor­ kingmen are now oiganized, and have nu­ merous journals attached to their interests in the following states. New York, Ver­ mont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Dela ware, Pennsylvania, S. Caroiin, Ohio and the district of Columbia. The pages of history furnish no account of a party, whose progress has been so rapid and un­ interrupted. May it spread, unl'J it ex­ tones from Maine to Georgia, and from the shores of the Atlantic to the Arkansas. rial journal. Bat a? the wheels of revo lution have been put in motion, it cannot be supposed that trifling and unimportant concessions will satisfy the people, who have the example of France before their .-yes, and are in fact haifFrench them­ selves. The immediate convocation ot the States General, by the King, proves that the movement is not considered by the Government as one which might be sup­ pressed by ordinary measures. The la­ test accounts by private letters and ru­ mours from the scene of action, are con­ flicting. From the Courier des P a y s B a s of A u g . 0.7. Brussels, i Avgust 26. Most serious events are this moment taking place at Brussels. We shall s mply confine ourselves to the office of Repor­ ters. It is pretty generally known how much the Belgians, of all classes, and in all pro­ v i n c e s , are dissatisfied. O u r D e p u t i e s in the Chambers, and the independent Jour­ nals, have frequently adverted to thi-* fact. The day before yesterday the publick read with surprise and chargrin an article in the Gazette des Pays Bas (the official Government Paper) which spoke with emphasis o f the happiness which all the Belgians enjoyed, and of the intoxication and rejoicings they are plunged into.— This language was the more afflicting, as, for some days past, the publick exaspera­ tion had been violent, and given rise to much uneasiness respecting the disposition of tbe publick mind. Yesterday evening the performance of La Muette de Portici had attracted an im mense crowd ; the house could not con tain all the visitants, and the crowd bad even stationed itself on the square of the Mint. At the end of tbe play numerous groups formed themselves and proceeded towards the office of Le National, Rue Fosse aux Loups. In a moment the windows were smashed, and it w h s attempted to burst o. pen the door, “ A voice exclaimed let os go to Libry !” At these words the crowd retraced its step 9 , and went to the resi­ dence of Libry Bagnano, to the Polymath- ic Library, Rue de La Madelame, near the great coach office. The multitude increased every m o m e n t. The w indow s were broken ; the doors were burst in ; all the furniture was demolished, the pa pers and books were torn, and thrown out of the window in tatters. By a fortunate accident, Libry Bagnano, the principal Editor of tbe National, was not found at home, by which his life was saved. The crowd choked up already the broad street o f La Madelaine. It was 1 1 o’clock at night, and during this first effervescence the police w isely abstained from acting: its intervention would only have proved per­ nicious. The gendarmes were told— “ Don’t act, and you will be let alone.” Towards midnight the crowd dispersed. One group went to the Place Royal, pre­ ceded by a flag composed of the curtains of Libry Bagnano. The officer of that post came out, and asked what they wan ted ! The commander o f the towircame forward likewise. Nothing but confused cries were to be heard, of “ Liberty !— Justice !” A suldier stepped out of the ranks, and, with tears in his eyes, supph- s s s s ^ s r r r - z n v - house of M. de Iiuvu. u*c director o f the police;, 11 w.a.s entered, and the“ e w a f broken and 6 ? ^ every thing wab Dioken and aestroyed; but there likewise, not a single article was absfracfl ed. One individual wanted to carry off the cloak ofthe Director of Police; b he was trampled upon by the people, and the cloak itself was tom into a thousand fragments. The crowd began there, already, to as­ sume a more serious and violent aspect The whole town began to be apprized of it. The inhabitants left their houses, an(j the troops got under arms. The first musket shots that were heard were fired towards one o’clock, when % commotion became directly more tumuih,, ous and decisive. The crowd ran wits, great noise towards tbe Hotel ofM . Tan M a a n e n , the M i n i s t e r of Ju s t i c e , situated in the Place du Petit Sablon, opposite the prison of Petits Carmes. When the peo­ ple were before this residence, the exaspe­ ration seemed to have reached its highest pitch. The doors being burst in, shortly after­ wards gave free admittance to the multj. tude, who poured in with cries o f “ Down with Van Maanen !” Furniture and effects of every description were demolished. The troops wished to rest >re order, but they were too feeble. They were attacked, disarmed, and obliged to retreat. After this first xplosion, the multitude seemed to concert measures, and set fire to the buil­ ding. The smoke appeared rapidly; the crowd rushed out, and ranged itself around the Hotel, and declared that ‘it would not retire before the building was burnt down to its very foundation. The conflagration made great progress. The flames were perceivable already from afar—the firemen hastened to the -pot, with their engines, towards four o’clock, but they were re­ pulsed, and forced to return to the Hotel de — Troy Register. A country gentlemnr* at tbe New York |cated those present to withdraw, saying post office, to prevent hiving bis -—\For G n u s sake disperse, and spare book stolen, kept his hand on his r-> i pocket; but « hen he left the crowd, his wallet with $15 or $20 was gone from the pocket of hi«* p.mJ.iloons. In independent Poland, with a popula­ tion of 107,93T, the number of Journals published is 5 ; in Russian Poland, with a population of 15,377,389, th rty-nine « in Prussian Poland, with a population o f 1,- 98-3,124, one ; and m Austrian Poland, with a population of 2,226,949, four; be­ ing forty-nine journals for a population of 21,696,416; or, on an avarage, one jour­ nal for 442.78! persons. the disgrace, v f being obliged to shed any Belgian blood!’* Those simple words produced more effect than the stoutest resistance would have done. Another group went by the Rue de FEmpereur to the streel Ruysbreek, stop­ ped before the Palace of Justice, and m a moment broke all the windows of the Hall of the Court o f Assize, with cries of “ Down with Fan Maanen! Long live De Pottor!” Shortly after, the General, wno commanded the town, proceeded to the Hotel de Ville, and, the horse Gend- j Yille. This vast edifice being set on fire served thus as a point of assemblage—a great number of the workmen ran to the spot without pillaging, but likewise with­ out retiring. During the night the gunsmiths had been compelled to deliver up the arms con­ tained in their stores. The people distri­ buted them : such as had any guns at heme went out with them, and some muskets were taken from the soldiers, or abandon­ ed by them, that they might not have to fire. W o r k m e n w e r e seen to surround an officer near the Palace of Justice, putting a pistol to Iris breast, and asking him on bis w o r d of honour, th a t he should not or­ der the people to be fired upon. T o w a r d s five o ’clock in ihe morning, and when the broad fight of day illumined the movements, the armed force displayed itsolf more. A battalion of Chasseurs and a battalion of Grenadiers spread them­ selves in • companies through the streets where the agitation w a s greatest. It was in the Place de Sablon where, about six o’clock in the morning, an officer ordered a platoon fire, and where the struggle be­ came bloody. Presently the wounded were seen being carried home, many among the people were seen to fall down dead, being struck by the balls of the soldiery; and gore stained the pavement. The armed force traversed the streets, firing multiplied volleys j it fired some­ times into the air, and sometimes on the crowd. The repeated firing of musketry sounded throughout the whole town, and spread consternation afar. The houses were shut up and the windows lined with women and curious people. The streets were crowded, being sometimes invaded and sometimes deserted. The inhabitants were armed with guns, swords, and cud­ gels ; they posted themselves at the cor­ ners o f the streets— all which gave so ex­ traordinary an appearance to Brussels-, that one might iiave supposed it to be a town expecting to be taken by storm. In the midst of this commotion it will be folt that it, i s im p o s s ible for u s to g i v e so detailed a description as the publick have a right to expect. Exactness has appeared to us preferable to extent. The fire o f musketry continues uninterrupted to this moment, which is ten o’clock in the morning. The house of M . Schuexmans, the King’s Procurator-General, has been as­ sailed during the night, and the windows of it have been broken. Some workmen have torn from the shops of the Purveyors o f the Court the Arms o f the Royal Family, and many o f the trades­ men have spontaneously taken them away. This morning two dead bodies were ly­ ing extended near the Hotel d’Angleterre, and the pavement reddened with blood. In the street D e Louvain the sentries o f the militia were firing from a window about 1 0 o’clock, when a child, 1 0 years o f age was killed. W e officially desire to declare that, if the arms of the “ Gardes Communaux,” were deposited in a barrack, it was be­ cause experience had shown that they had not been kept in proper order, a Good citizens have come an under­ standing and met. It ; : ' ' importance that public order shot7- . jt be disturbed, that the safety of persons and property should remain inviolable, aud tranquillity be restored. The Citizen Guard will be immediately organized. It is required as a safeguard, for it alone can prevent great misfortunes. It will interfere with efficacy to stop dis­ asters, which would soon become inevita­ ble ) and to prevent re-action, if any such should be attempted. All your citizens are invited to proceed to the barracks o f the Gardes Communaux. A Council is permanently sitting there.—- They will be furnished with arms, and they will concert measures with the Chiefs ofthe Gardes Communaux. armes commenced to patrol about in de -1 Amidst the thunder o f fhe firing all o-

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