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64 surrender, &c. 100. A'Court, Stocks of the U. S. prices of 166
Register, the commencement of sir Wm. 84; American (late) Straw bonnets-see “Manufac.
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banks of 96; resolves about Bourck's letter to Quiroga reigners, decree of the go-
manufactures 148; new banks and reply 60; blockade of the vernment 11; "revolutionary
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fairs of Spain, &c. 28: specu- proposals to withdraw them nufactures:" resolutions of
lations on the views of the em. 84; fugitives 362; guerillas, the N. Y. cbamber of com-
peror 92, 309; emancipation tbe, 7, 25, 58; Jesuits 229;

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ceedings as to South Ameri. regency of 1, 7, 8, 22, 23, 24, Tell Tale, the schooner, muti.
ca 210, 309; speech of the 59, 154; Mina 7, 23, 25, 59, 71,

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king of Spain 310; destruc. 388; Milans 7; Moncey 38, 59; vernor's message 87; caucus
tive fire at Sarepta 336; pro Molinos del rey 42; Miguel, law said to be in 193; resolu-
tection of manufactures 409

San 42, 212, 409; Morillo, his tions about caucus, introduc.
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letter to Quiroga 9; his trea. ed 114; the resolutions 137;
Sampson, William
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presentment against the use
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Schools-moneys appropriated Pampeluna 154; Quiroga 24, Whig" 276; river on fire 400;

for, in several states 358 38, 60, 71, 119, 248, 276; bis gen. Jackson elected a sens-
Scott, gen. bis correspondence reply to Morillo 25; his lady tor U.S. (remarks] 114; bro--
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manity of the trade 94; re. sir Robert 1, 7, 24, 41, 71, 73, a good one about the “Cow.

marks on 153; extent of 330 119; address to the Portu. pens, &c. 211; many 275
Slaves in the West Indies--re. guese 11; letter to Quiroga Tobacco raised in Canada 54,
ligious instruction of 08, 194;

27; correspondence with Mo. 368; destroyed in Maryland
apprehensions of in the U.S. 194 rillo 73; Villa Campa, his re- 96; great price of 144; in-
Small pox at Philadelphia 224, port 27; Yrujo, tbe marquis spected at Baltimore 368
260, 320, 356; at Paris 256; 362, 409; Zayas

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spread of in the United States Specie, passing westward 240 Torpedo battery 69; fish

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Spain--General notices of the 116, 136, 150, 181, 400; for the present time, dates ot &c. 206
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ism, 8 329, 362; Thermopylæ 209; revenue and expenses Washington-bis letter to Mrs.
59; blockades respected 12; 166; speech in favor of horse Stockton 127; his telescope
Negropont 59, 83, 2:3; pi. racing in 168; resolution about presented to gen. Jackson
rates 60, 83; fire at Constan. manufactures 18%; manufac. 293; his pistols, do. 326
tinople 59; naval battles 59, tories 210; Mr. Keyes 182; Washington city--sbsence of
295, 362, 409; excesses in the presidential electors 195; sa- the great officers 16; the Co-
capital 72, 155, 277; Athens

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120, 247; bags of human ears the 98, 102; election of go. ed state of the British islands
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desperation 120; Colcotroni, sage 250; report on the Ten. with 160, 197; slaves in

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214; Bozzaris 295; Cost of the 291; presidential election 292; Wheat, great product of 144; on
Turkish canipaigns 330; Can. legislative caucus 408; Mr. tbe reaping of before ripe 152
dia 362; treaty with Persia Blackburn's remarks concern- Widows at Newport, R. I. 368
330; Missolunghi 388, 409; ing certain free blacks 294; Wife, the warranty of a 16
the monster Adollaban 409 case of Mr. Douthat mention: Willet, col.

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United States-remarks on 39 rary fund 358; proposed ap Wool, on the growth of, &c. 20;
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THIRD SERIES. No.1-VOL. I.]

BALTIMORE, SEPT. 6, 1823.

(Vol. XXV. WHOLE NO. 625.

TAB PAST-TRL PRISEIT--FOR THE FUTURB.

EDITAD AND PUBLISHED BY A. JILES, AT $5 PIR AXIUM, PAYABLB IN ADVANCB.

By arrivals at N. York, London papers, to the me from the beginning, and without even yet maevening of the 23d of July, have been received. nifesting any disposition, by neglect or otherwise, We bave briefly noticed the chief things stated un that they have become weary of the REGISTER; and der the proper beads-see page 7.

also to express the gratitude felt for the liberality If the French accounts could be believed, it of others, who have zealously supported and sub. would appear that the war was just at a close. They stantially encouraged, perseverance in this publi. speak of desertions of the constitutionalists by hun cation-and, without the generous aid of all these, dreds and thousands at a time: of whole regiments without that degree of punctuality which has mark. coming over to them. They say that Cadiz must fall ed the conduct of many, it is certain that this work immediately; that Barcelona is disaffected and will must have followed the course of all its predeces. soon be taken, that Mina's force is nearly dissolved, sors of a similar character, and of all its rivals; but and these who composed the late army of Ballaste. it stands alone, and a statement of the fact shews ros, are said to be dispersed in every direction; that that the obligations which mutually existed be. the people, every where, were attached to the tween the editor and his subscribers, have been cause of the king. But, if these things are true, pretty well complied with. The disbursements, why are 40,000 additional treops marching for Spain bowever, for the support of this establishment, in -why is the great park of heavy artillery from one way or another, are about $7,000 a year-a Toulouse now on its way to carry on the sieges of very serious sum to be raised in these hard times;" St. Sebastian, Pampeluna and Santona? It is evident the general pressure of which, together with the that the French do not believe what they them. inattention of some, has oftentimes placed me in selves say-their conduct falsifies their expressions. a most unpleasant and irksome, and, perbaps, I There are many circumstances to afford us pleasant may say also, unmerilled condition; yet the product prospects of the success of the Spaniards, and in of this establishment ought to render its editor as that success to believe that there will be an exten. independent in regard to money matters, as he is in sive re-action in several nations. French gold has his manner of conducting the work. However, re. done more in Spain than the arms of France. They lying on the usual prompt and efficient aid of his have not yet conquered any place that was honest friends, (and really this is a time at which it is want. ly defended. Mina with bis army alone, has kept ed), and hoping that others in arrears will cease to one third of the whole force in complete check: remain so, he expects to continue his labors in all and great hopes may be entertained of the efforts respects as heretofore. Those indebted more than of Quiroga and sir Robert Wilson, in the parts ad- for one year will speedily be notified of the fact; jacent to Corunna. Ballasteros, also, in the south, and, that every account may be stated correctly, if he has not really defeated the enemy, has, at it is earnestly requested, that agenls, who have made least, much alarmed them. Every thing remained PARTIAL remittances on account of monies received, firm at Cadiz, and the city was well supplied. will immediately state PARTICULARS-for a serious at.

The most important matter that has now reached tempt will be made to effect a general settlement us is this—that the British government has refused of the affairs of this office. It is necessity that drives credit to the rebel regency of Madrid, though their to il. paper was endorsed by his royal highness, the child of France, the descendant of Henry IV. the posses.

From these special matters, not pleasant to speak sor of the sword holily watered by his wife, the duke of, yet irresistibly forcing themselves to notice, I of Angouleme! and guaranteed by the legitimates” shall proceed to offer a few remarks on other things of France, Russia, Austria and Prussia! The paper of more general interest. has been "turned down"-or returned, without be. I feel some degree of pleasure in commencing ing laid before the British king-that is, in an official this volume by the insertion of an article, which manner. We regard this as the greatest insult that seems fully to authenticate the facts reported as the "boly alliance” could receive; and build an as. the mighty improvements made by our country, surance upon it, that, if Spain holds out for a few man, Perkins, on the properties, application and months only- Cadiz will not be blockaded by a French power of steam-which are probably to produce fleet, but defended by a British one. The regency of the greatest revolution in the world that ever was Madrid were mad, when they forced this subject on brought about by buman ingenuity or human the British government. See page 7. But possi. strength, by acquiring the power fabled to have bly, it had been determined by the holy allies" been possessed by the giants of old, of heaping up that Great Britain should declare for or against the mountain on mountain; and in sending forth man, the infallibility of their resolution, in regard to the armed by Science, as if to subdue the very princi. rights of men and the legitimate powers of kings-ple of gravitation, and reverse the order of nature, one of whom England had killed, and she gloried in by giving motion to inanimate things! The snow. the revolution” accomplished, when another was capt rocks of the most elevated and hitherto inac. banished.

cessible places, and, perhaps, the depths of the

ocean, are to be dissolved or "vexed” through the The 12th year, or 24th volume of the REGISTER, unconquerable strength of steam. There is no was closed last week, and we now enter upon a measure to calculate the extent to which this disco. new volume, year and series of the work. The very may proceed. The force of millions of men usual title page and table of contents for the last may be concentrated on a small lot of ground, and volume, will be delivered or forwarded next week. the power that raised the greatest of the Egyp. : The opportunity is fitting to thank the many tian pyramids, be gathered in a space 15 or 20 kind and faithful friends who have travelled with feet square.

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The approaching election of president, however, to obtain a respectable lad for an apprentice is tbat which most commonly excites the attention now places are eagerly sought for hundreds of them; of the people of the United States, at this time; and the master regards it as a serious thing to add to and it, most assuredly, is worthy of their profound the number of those dependent on him for bread. consideration; and, on account of that excitement, These are familiar cases, but they speak to us in a and for various other reasons, it seems to be need language that cannot be mistaken, and shew that ful that I should say something about it just we must exert ourselves, and depend on ourselves,

By the force of circumstances, domestic more than we have. as well as foreign, it is fully apparent to the mind The appearance of things in Europe, also, is worof every reflecting man, that we shall be requir. thy of much reflection. Though separated by a ed to act more for ourselves and rely more on wide ocean from the old world, we are deeply inte. ourselves, than we have hitherto done.

rested in its concerns. A most important crisis is sent pressure on the production of our country, by surely at hand. In the perfection of the schemes subsisting so many idle or unprofitable persons, of the "holy alliance," we must anticipate the ex. cannot be sustained. Employment must be furnishtinction of civil and religious liberty, and no one ed, or the means of support will fail.* When there can believe, that, if Europe is forced back to barba. is an active demand for labor, a people must fiou- rian darkness, we shall be permitted to retain, unrish-when otherwise, they necessarily will be in a disturbed, the light of reason, the freedom of the state of suffering. In the first case, money, the press and the common rights of man. It is Britain, common medium of business, is oplenty,” more be only, that can decidedly interfere to arrest this ter. cause of the rapidity of its circulation than for an in. rible march of despotism, and we know that her crease of its quantity, though a great increase is people would willingly do it: but it is by no means made; in the other, it becomes "scarce” for want of certain that her government, if not really a party circulation, and its quantity is also diminished, for to the crusade against personal liberty and national it will continually seek the place where it is in sovereignty in Spain, does not, at least, more en. the greatest demand for the payment of labor. courage than oppose it.* It has been openly stated The theory and practice of these principles are in a very imposing form, that, when Spain is crush. well known. Labor now is in demand in England ed, Britain herself will be assailed by the "legiti. -money is splenty,"it will hardly bring 3 per cent. mates” – they have already suppressed what little per annum, and the poor rates have been reduced there was of freedom in Wurtemberg, Switzerland, from 50 to 75 per cent. in the space of two or three &c. as incompatible with what is called the tranyears! See the article headed “British manufac quility of Europe,It seems that the British ministuring districts," page 6. The poor rates at Shef. try did advise some modifications of the constitution field, were 36,0001. in 1816,19,000 in 1822, and esti. and government of Spain-and if so, they are sure mated at 13,000 for 1823!—Io Birmingham, 52,0001. ly prepared to receive such advice respecting their in 1820, and 20,000 in 1822! and weekly wages at own! But all these direful anticipations may, pos. Manchester have risen from 38, 3d. in 1817, to from sibly, be driven away by the energy of the people of 10 to 168. in 1823! What a vast amount of comfort Europe, rising en masse to cast down their civil and is thus introduced-what a mighty amount of mo- ecclesiastical tyrants, and to Spain may be the glo. ney thus circulated! Al Manchester, it is reasonary of becoming the Thermopylæ of human rights, in ble to suppose, that not less than 20,000 persons that quarter of the world. Yet, whether the shoły are affected by the class referred to; at 38. 3.l. per allies” succeed in their infernal designs, or “infú. week, their wages would amount to only 3,7501. riated man shall again seek his lost liberty through but at 12s. (the present probable average), they blood and slaughter," it is reasonable to believe that would be 12,0001. How great is the effect of this we shall have no small difficulties with the powers of increase, passing rapidly from band to hand, and Europe, and that our affairs with them will require vivifying every description of business! Now, con. the greatest circumspection and care however trast' this with our own condition-take a solitary loath we are to have any sort of relation with them, fact; the poor house of Baltimore city and county, unless in regard to commercial affairs. We will not at this bountiful season of the year, has a greater interfere with their political institutions; but can it number of inmates tban it bad a few years ago, in be expected that they will not interfere with our's? the most inclement of our winter months, though - That they will respect

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, in our govern. the aggregate of our population is not greater than ment and laws, what they proclaim to be at variance it was, and the means of the people, to support the with the “repose of the world?” It is not to be establishment, are fearfully reduced. It is believed, expected that they will, if the power to act against that, during the next winter, the amount of our pau- us shall not be interrupted by events nearer home pers will be about, or nearly, three times as great With these “prospects before us,” how needful as in 1817; but the power to subsist them bas de. is it that we should approach the presidential ques. creased at a larger rate: that is, the poor taxes are at tion calmly, and discuss it without engendering least four times more onerous on the people now heat, and especially without exciting local jealousies, than they were then; not only because of a reduc. which have so extensively, and unhappily, taken ed quantity of money, but for the diminished cir. the place of political parties! We bave seen it claim. culation of what we have, labor not being in request. ed as a right, that the free states” should furnish A few years since, it was as a favor for a mechanic the next president, as being the most numerous in

population, and for having had one only four years *No matter what sort of employmen:--the "ma. the other hand, it has been asserted that a "slave

since the organization of the government: and on nufacture of ships” or the manufacture of calicoes, to laden them with. But, if the whole surplus la. bor of this country were applied to the production *The insulting return of the letter from the re. of bread stuffs, they would be as worth nothing in bel regency at Madrid, a copy of which was rethe market, unless there should be an increased foceived since the preceding was written, seems to reign demand; the abundant crop of the present give a more decidedly neutral, as well as just chayear may produce less money to the growers of racter, to the Britisb government, than I had appregain than the short crop of last year.

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state" cannot support a president from other than is to be defended at the common expense, for its such a state. What sort of language is this, and character is the opposite of that which belongs to where must it end? We have seen a distinguished citizenship. Now, suppose a caucus were suggest. member of congress, openly avow the fact of a de. ed for the purpose of preventing an operation of sign, in the "slave states,”to establish an ascendancy the power of this large portion of the house of re. in the senate of the United States, to keep in check presentativeswhat would the people say? rabat the will of the peoPLE as represented in the other friend of the republic would tolerate the idea of it? house and secure the prevalence of a will of a With what dispositions would the people of the minority at the cost of that of the majority! We see south listen to it? Yet there is a willingness in an attempt making even to convert a ofree state” many, and it is the avowed design of some, to juga into a "slave state,” in possible furtherance of the gle, (I must call it so), with other express provi. plan just referred to. Let these things be ofrown. sions of the same instrument, not less repugnant ed" into contempt. They are repugnant to the lo reason in themselves, (if either is repugnant to constitution, as well as unnatural. There is no sort the fitness of things at all), and equally the result of management” in a free country that can force of good dispositions to establish and maintain the the submission of the majority-there is no disposi. federal quality of the states. Caucusses for party tion in a majority to disregard the principles and political purposes have been tolerated, and no compromises of the constitution, unless they are one has more warmly supported some of them violently outraged, by the “management” of the than myself--but party.politics, though now the minority; but the will of the majority, fairly s.c. pretended object of a few, are not the real causes pressed in a CONSTITUTIONAL way, must be submilled why a cancus is desired; it is either to operate 10, or the compact is at an end. Mutual concessions in favor of a person, or against the express provi. built up our confederacy; and mutual forbear. sions of the constitution itself. If personal, it is mean ance, with a sacred regard to the eternal fitness of and grovelling and contemptible; if against the conthings, must preserve it. Legislative power must stitution-what shall I say that it is? How can membe where personal power is--and when the latter bers of congress, sworn to support the constitution, changes its location, the other must follow it. The shake off their public character, and, as private people of all the states have their own private feel men, conspire together, to prevent the operation of ings and special anxieties--some of these are not the constitution! It is fearful to ibink of it. If one within the reach of legislation; they rest on circum. provision is to be thus placed hors du combat, what stances not to be remedied, though sincerely re other shall stand? Will Catalines be wanting in gretted-still it should be the common object of the great states to batter down the rights secured all to secure unto all, every rightful means of safety to the weak ones! Let the constitution be amend. and success, that personal happiness and public pros ed-but while it exists, let it be supported. perity may increase and abound. The interests of It is on these principles that I have opposed a the people of the several states are not in opposition, congressional caucus, for the making of a president. one to the other; and it would be easy to harmonize I am not enough in favor of any one of the canthe feelings of all, if plain, substantial, unsophistical. didates, or so warmly opposed to the election of ano. ed justice were done unto all, by all. Let us do unto ther, that I would jeopardize the constitution on acothers as we would be done by, in similar circum. count of any of them. They may live and die and stances, and every thing will go on smoothly enough; rot, revered or detested by posterity; yet I hope but those who have, or desire to obtain, any peculiar that the constitution will remain long after each of advantages, through the nature of their population, them (and myself), have ceased to be other than lit. soil or climate, should yield similar advantages to tle heaps of dust and ashes. As to the individual who others, for promoting the benefit of all. Who is it is to fill the high seat, I am easily pleased. I shall not that desires to have, for himself, some special good be angry, or feel much mortified, if any one of four that he would refuse to his fellows? "Live and let out of the five distinguished gentlemen named, are live," must be the ruling motto of every Honest and elected; and the one to whom I am opposed shall be honorable man.

treated with all tbe respect due to bis station, and, It is exceedingly dangerous in us to trifle with as a gentleman and a patriot. It is no reason, be the constitution. That it requires amendments is cause his opinions do not square with my ideas of admitted, but these must be made in a constitution. right, that I should traduce him, or deny him the al way. To avoid, or set aside, one great principle possession of any good quality. As editor of the Re. of the constitution, indeed the key.stone of the con gister, I shall not abuse, or especially support any FEDERATION itself, it is proposed to resort to a cau. one-it would be contrary to the rules which have cus to prevent the possible chance of electing a always governed this work, notwithstanding prinpresident in the manner provided by the constitu. cipies shall be discussed, and he people will apply tion, though that instrument has virtually forbidden them as they see proper; but, as a private citizen, any such proceeding, in any respect or contingency Isball feel myself at perfect liberty to exercise the whatever! Our constitution was the result of conci. right of suffrage just as I please, yielding to others liation and compromise; the small states feared that all that I claim for myself. And, if in opposing a they would be seaten up by the large ones, and caucus, any suppose that private feeling has had ef. the southern apprehended that they might be taxed fect--they are mistaken in me or I am mistaken in to death' by the superior representative and senato. myself. In doing this, I find myself in the company rial power of the middle and eastern. To relieve the of those with whom I have politically acted for more first apprehension, the states were equally repre. than twenty-five years. Nine tenths of the people sented in the senate, the most stable branch of the of Baltimore, (and our "democracy," it is believed, government, and the southern people were allow. will not be doubted), are now opposed to a caucus, ed to bring a certain species of property, (the slave so also are the people of Maryland; and it appears population), into the house to strengthen their re probable that not more than one, if one, of her reprepresentative power, on the presumption and agree. sentatives will enter a caucus, (if held), unless in ment that that property would and should be taxed. manifest opposition to the will of their constituents, This properly sends nearly one ninth of the whole which, it is understood, will be laid before them by house of representatives, yet it pays no tax, and way of instruction. Instead of quieting sections]

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