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Congressional Summary. [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
Congressional Summary. Thursday, Feb. I* —The house resoWJ ed itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Desha in the (hair, on the following resolutions, submitted by Mr. Johtibui.,' of Ky. at an early period of the session, and now fur the first time taken up; 1 Resolved, That it is expetiu.nl to provide by law, for the widows ol soldiers of the Tegular army, who were killed in battle,of who died-in service, during.the late war with threat bntain. S Resolved, 1 hat it is expedient it)' provide by law, for the disbamied ai d deranged officer* of the army of U.c (J. S, who served in li e laic war against Great Britain, by donations in land, viz. to a major general, ISBO acres; a brigadier general, IliC acres; colonel and lieutenant colonel, 990 acres; major not) acres: captain .640 acres; and subaltern 480 acres. 3 Resolved, That it is expedient to establish by law three additional inihiaiy academies,, viz, one in the vicinity of Newport, Kentucky; and one in the Vicinity of Harper’s...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
COA'MTICNS- „ L, "“ T ! ”"! * “j 0 „e. «** E~d rWO DOLLARS per annum, JTJ advance, or TWO DOL- * a PIFTY CENTS, if not paid S Z expiration °f the year. No «llbe discontinued until arrear- '* paid, except at the discretion '«W«mk»ts will be inserted in micuous manner, at one dollar per f W the three first insertions, and Relent' for each additional i*serThose who send in their advertise- , will please to mention how often JisK the m inserted, otherwise they e continued until forbid, and charge , jii communictiliont and letters on nuit 6(— POST PAID A
GENERAL Sr.CLAIR. [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
GENERAL Sr.CLAIR. From our first attendance upon congress we do not recollect to have ever heard a greater display of eloquence (of various kinds] than hat occurred since the report of the bill for the relief of St. Clair. Argumentative, pathetic and iowcry, gave way in turns to each other. The speeches of Sergeant, Hopkinson, and Clay Were for length and beauty such as are seldom heard within the walls of Congress. Messrs. Hugh Nelson and Holmes spoke to the tt.elings, they made 1 powerful appeal to the hearers. On; ~ Monday St. Clair was on the floor | of congress. Bowed down almost to the ' earth with years, infirmities and misfortunes, be presented a mournful soectacle from which the eye turned away with sorrow and sadness, when it contemplated the remnant of his greatness. “Fallen, fallen from hia high estate, 44 Deserted in his utmost need——'’ j St. Clsir is nobly poor, he hss a proud aoul, and absented himself yesterday ra j ther than hear the soul chilling words, t/iarity, i...
From the Southern Frontier. UNPLEASANT INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
From the Southern Frontier. UNPLEASANT INTELLIGENCE. Office of the Georgia Journal, Milledgevilie, Jan. 30. An express from Gen. Gaincf lo the executive, reached here this morning, with the following unpleasant intelligence: Head-Quarters, Hartford, Georgia, Jan. 28,1818. air.— l have just Obw received a let- ter from Wm. Harris, esq. of Telfair, containing the painful intelligence of the massacre of Mr. Daniel Dikes and Kik family, by a party of Indians on Mr. Harris adds that there was reason to apprehend some other iamiiicsbavc fallen near the residence of Mr. Dikes.— 1 have ordered a detachment of cavalry to that frontier, to pursue, the Indiana aa far aa practicable. A detachment of Col. Wimberly’s regiment of infantry will ba sent down the Flint on the Indian aide, towards the Big Bend, with orders to reconoitte the country and arrest or attack any parties found in that quarter. 1 have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,' EDMUND P- GAINES, Major Central ...
Foreign Articles, [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
Foreign Articles, A few days ago we had information of a battle said to have been fought between the Patriots and royal Spaniards in the plains of Cailabozo in South Ame tics. A more specific account of that affair has just reached usi '1 ht narrative ia of the legal cast, and bee most magnificently. It of course claims the vicloiy tor the Ferdinand and inquisition party, and represents the cunUicl as rivalling the battles of Marengo, Austeriiu and Jena! It states that the Fatriot loice consisted of 1500 men, with two pieces of artillery, and the royalist of 1300 men, and that, of the former, |l-00 were slain— to say nothing ot wounded and prisoners—whilst the latter lost only 11 killed and 9d wounded! '1 his, you will observe, gentle reader, was an open fight, the Patriots having been posted on a height, and the combat decided with the bayonet be with cavelry. Whoever can believe the whole of this story, must have a pretty good share of credulity. One circumstance, however, which i...
BRITISH MEDIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
BRITISH MEDIATION. An article has recently appeared in the public prints announcing that Great Bri lain has offered to mediate between Spain and her late colonies. This information seems to be generally believed. -What will' be the effect of this interference? Will Spain accept it? Will the Patriots accept it? Has it been already accepted by Spain? Will it end in the establishment of Independence among the Spanish South Americans, with a monarch! cal form of government, and a grant of exclusive commercial advantages to theBritish? What effect will it have on the discussions between the United States and Spain? Hoes not Spain studiously procrastinate the termination of the negotiations with our government, in older to gain time to adjust the differences with her colonies, arid thereupon to assume higher ground in relation to the claims of the United States? Will Mexico be included in the mediation? T.iess arc questions worthy of serious cons'deraiion. and the reflections which they g...
EXPORTS OF THE U. STATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
EXPORTS OF THE U. STATES. » ■*PO*T‘ TO CMICRKtS. Treamry Department ) 16 th January, 1818.) Sib—l have the honour to transmit • statement of the exports of the United States, during the year ending the 30th September, 17, amounting in value, on articles tif domestic produce or manufacture, to £68,3 13,500 Of domestic produce or manufacture, to 19,358,066 87,671,566 Which articles appear to have been exported to the following countries, viz. Dome* tic, Ftreign. To the northern countries of Eu* rope £ 382856J 3790408 To the dominions of the Netherlands 3397775 3387543 Oo,of Great Britain 41434198 3037074 I Do. of France 9717433 3717390 1 Do. of Spain 4330156 3893785 Do. of Portugal 1501337 333586 ' All other 3907178 5198380 ' •6313500 19958069 t I bare the honour to be, very re spe c tfully air, your most obedieut lemnt, WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD. The Hon. the Speaker of the Hoaac of Representatives.
GENIUS OF LIBERTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
GENIUS OF LIBERTY. TUESDAY, FEB. 24. The vulgar saying that the '‘galled jade winces** is fully verified by the uneasy, restless dispositions of the two /rare making writers in tlje last Washingtonian, “Philo,” and “A Federalist." There is no fact more self-evident than this; paint a particular and prevailing vice and if there be one person present guilty of the same he will be the first to exclaim against it. The conduct of false and hypocritical pretenders to religion has been painted in the Genius of Liberty and those that feel themselves guilty, and none but those, sec their own deformity and shrink from the hideous monster. Had we entertained any doubts as to the identity of those sanctimonious demagogues who are “tremblingly alive stirring up strife,” we should now no longer hesitate to say unto “ Philo” as good old Nathan said unto David when he had been guilty of the greatest abomination, “ thou art the man’’—and uhto “o Pederalint” also “//ion art the man.”— But we fondly h...
for TiK minus or umn, S Mr, Editor, ■ [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
for TiK minus or umn, S Mr, Editor, ■ Having recovered from my Im*! teck of the gout so far as to bt sit in my elbow chair and with mjtfl difficulty to write a little, I ihouehu2|| morning 1 would relate an anecdote lW| 1 heard my old grand father o-li ifall was quite a boy. It suggested ihtVk'l my mind on hearing the VVasHingiqiM read last evening containing two signed Philo and d Pedrralliet, inmß to Junius &amp; some editorial panraHl in your psper the week before. Thiw® to myself these iellows had belter MaH ent especially if they wish to becowiMß edinnocent. But I will relate thesnewH as 1 think it suits these writers to a InK Berhsps I cannot tell it with so pu pleasantry as my humorous old MH father did; but 1 can give you itojfH stance. A rich planter in Virginia, isidlMlS man, had a large numbff of al^vpl.MSß of whom were in the habit of Wf* themselves to poultry ha under tktffffil of midnight darkness, from their Ml ter’s coop. The master tried lbriW||S time to fin...
From the Enquirer, A CARD. ' ' T» C. F. Maacaa, Member of&f*' [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
From the Enquirer, A CARD. ' ' T» C. F. Maacaa, Member of&amp;f*' ■Sir—You hare issued a psmpW* *T der the title of “ Controvert;) bet*tt* _ mialead Thom/non Maton W ChodO • ton Mercer" —.in which you h*« “ me the honor to allude to me j, in the following lines, by way " ,ttU duction:— ... “The following publication P re **?L. complete view of the late tween Armistead T. Mason and"® F. Mercer. “It is presented to the public latter, in consequence of the publication of a libellous haadW n * ■ ' ■ am H I ' »,«.• Richmond Enquiitr, ■The coo w t , a veiled far beyond ■ l’*„ r district, A newspaper Mm" jf, of Richmond, (•) on W d L n r l No«mb K r.-to our two last W 1 * Bll( | placed us on equal lhe Genius of Liberty, I •lu.nniatcd, as 1 had been from the termination, Tpri (l l&gt; election- Two other pa■'“.flight to give advantage o- ■£, igonist, Which It IS moat evi■uba”l neither sought nor desired to fci'fhe Enquirer, which has recent Kihsell tom* malignant purpose of ...
PAPER CHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
PAPER CHANGE. Im, pursuance to notice a large number of the merchants and men of business met at Mr. E. Wildnian’s inn on Wednesday the 18th inst. for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of adapting some measures to put a stop to the circulation of notes under the denomination of one dollar. John M’Cor/nick, esq being called to the chair and S. B. T. Caldwell appointed secretary, the following resolutions were adopted.] Resolved —l hat it be expedient to adope some measures to pul a stop to the circulation of ail notes under the denomination of one dollar. Reso.ved— TEat the members of this meeting circulate no notes under the denomination of one dollar after, the 15 th day of Marcli next. Resolved— -That each member of this meetinguse all convenient means in his power to procure s; ecie change from abroad to supply the circulating medium, and that they recommend it to all others to use the same exertions. Whereas it is improper, in the opinion of this meeting, fo...
HOME 1M P UOVEM ENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
HOME 1M P UOVEM ENT. The bills, encorporating a company, to establish a turnpike road ft-om Wiley's tavern to Hie little river turnpike—to amend the act entitled an act incorporating Goose Creek turnpike company— Authorising the president directors and company of the Leesburg turnpike to extend branches of the same from Lees* burg to Snicker's Gap and Charlestown; in the county of Jefferson—to amend the act entitled an act to amend the act en* titled an act to encorporate a company to establish a turnpike from Leesburg in Loudoun County to the little river turnpike, have all passed both houses of assembly and become laws. The school bill has also passed the lower house; but it makes no provisions for any ecademy, college or university. —45,000 dollars are to be appropriated annually out ot the litterary fund for the establishment of primary schools. Fire. — The dwellng house and chair factory of Mr. D. W. Thomas of WinChester together with nearly all the furniture and tools were con...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
■ ■■■ - . - y.FOR SALE. THE subscriber offers for sal* the three following farms, containing, aggregately JB3OO Acres* The mansion house he estimate* at 1500 acres, of which 500 are t clraretl. The DWELLING HOUSE stands on an eminence, having in view the whole farm There are seven room* in it—three belew and four above, with convenient closets, passages, store-rooms, &amp;c. It is almost new and in good repair, with two offices and every necessary outhouse The grounds are well laid off about the house, with a beautiful and productive FALLING GARDEN. There are orchards of every description, a large meadow, constant springs, and the farm is welt divided into FIELDS St LOTS This farm and situation being remarkably healthy, is justly considered to be one of the most desirable in the upper country- The land is good and adapted to plaister and clover. It is distant from Fredericksburg 30 miles &amp; from Washington 50 miles. The other two farms, contain 1000, ACRES, the wh...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
FOR SALE , ONE HUNDRED AND THREE ACRES of first rate land situated in the county of Loudoun within one and an half miiea of the Blue Ridge commonly called SCOTLAND MILLS. Thie place it an excellent stand for a store and the milling business, there is a good store house on the premises; which is at present occupied by a merchant. Also a distillery which ie supplied with water from a never failing stream, which can be commanded at pleasure. There is likewise on the premises a new saw mill and a merchant mill containg one pair of first late Burrs and one pair of country mill stones with bolting cloths and other machinery. The mill Jiouso is out of repair, but it is believed by a respectable work man, that it may be put in good grinding condition fop some 7 or 8 hundred dollars,- two public roads' leadby thedistiileiy,store house,dwelling house, grist and saw mill; the neighborhood is in as high state of cultivation as anyp art of the county and is ecurliy as heal h &amp; produc...
' ,THE RE CMS Si [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
' ,THE RE CMS Si IRELAND; sr PHILIPS. Deal 1 native land, though distant now. The d.ijrs when o'er thy mountain’s " brow With footsteps light and spirit gay I brush’d tha morning dew away, Or paused to mark she ruler grave Whele sleep the ashes of the brave.— Still ever dear fehall be the scene, Though ssvage ocean roll between; Still Shalt thou be my midnight dream Thy glory still my waking theme— And every thought and wish of mine, UnggnqucrM Erin, shall be thine;
AGRICULTURAL* [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
AGRICULTURAL * from the Portland Gazette. Our reader* will gain much valuable Information oh the several branches of Agriculture, by perusing ‘'Essays on field husbandry, written by the rev. Dr. Jared Eliot of Connecticut, published in IT*7, and republished by the trustees of Massachusetts Society for the promotion of Agriculture, a few years since. _ The following observations are principally selected Irom this work; we •hall probably, avail ourselves of the privileges x&gt;f again recurring to its pages for a supply of matter in future numbers. Repeated ploughing* prepare the land to receive and retain all the benefits of 1 the atmosphere; it is open to receive! the floating particley of autpher and the j nitrous salts of the air, the benefits, of the sun’s rays, which when accompanied with a sufficient degree ofmoistuie, en. livens and invigorate all nature. But above all we are pm in possession of the dews which is one of the rich treasures of the atmosphere; when laud i...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — The Genius of Liberty — 24 February 1818
FULLERS. THE subscriber would rent, for the ensuing year, on reasonable terms, a Fulling Mill and dwelling house, situated near Union, Loudoun county. The above stand is in an elegant neighborhood for the fulling business. AARON BURSON. Feb. 17.—[6w. * NOTICE. The subscriber, desirous to remove to the western tommy, will sell to the highest bidder pn the 4th of May ensuing,the Slate Mills' ’ Fann, on whicn he now lives, situated 'on Hazel Uiver, Culpeper County Va. containing 300 Acres, there is on said Farm and in good repair a Merchant and Saw Mill, situated advantageously for Custom, particularly so for wheat; said farm is well improved with a good dwelling house, Store house and distillery, together with all necessary out buildings. There is a good proportion of timber, |and the soil as improvable as any in the State, by the introduction of Clover and Plaister; 40 or SO Acres now well set in Clover. A prompt payment of perhaps, one third will be expected, b. an indulgence of one...