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THE PEOPLE ARE OUR ONLY SOVEREIGN THEIR WILL, CONSFTUTUTIONALLY EXPRESSED, OUR ONLY LAW. .VOL. I.] NEW-LONDON, (CON.) WEDNESDAY, APRIL U, 1821. [No. 6. IS PRINTED EVERY WEDNESDAY, BY F. D. BOLLES, FOR THE PROPRIETORS. Terms To mail subscribers $2 per ann. payMe in advance. The usual discount made to companies. OR a- MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER, AND Ladies^ Gazette. A Periodical Paper has been pub-lished IB Boston, since April 1830, de-voted to the diffusion of Musical an( Belle Letter information. It embraces a general history of Music from the earliest ages—records the transactions of Musical Societies—reviews new mu-sical worics—furnishes biographical me-moirs of eminent musical men—cor-respondence— anecdotes of music—let-ters instructive and interesting upon every branch of the musical science— improvements in musical instruments, and the compilation of a register of musical transactions. With such intentions, it is conceived every topic of interest, personal and general, vocal and instrumental, will be embraced. To what extent informa-tion may be obtained in the incipient stage ofoar enterprize, we will not pre-sume to promise, but by a clear expo-fiitiui? of our objects, we show the scope aad range of our intentions ; and while we entreat the voluntary aid of those who possess the talents we covet, we at the same time engage to omit no ef-fort of otH* own to Ailfil expectation, we hope, however, to be more indebted to the generous contributions of scientific airily, than to our own labors. A portion of our columns is intended t o be exdoeively appropriated for the LADIES' DSJTAFTTMKVT, wbereio it vili IwitoiDe our duty to —— oTip^tiii^ maids* The f^Mice by dav, the wb'isper in the dark; When kind occasioo pronapts their warm <is-sirest When music softens, and when dancing firf s." As the Euterpeiad is not intended to, derive support from advertising patron-age, it has been attended with little or no emolument to the proprietor, it is an experiment of no ordinary under-taking in this country, and has neces-sarily consumed considerable time, la-bor and expense. A publication destitute of profits ac-cruing from advertisements, must rely upon its subscribers only, for support. The proprietor would not willingly a-bandon h's intention, unless compelled by a necessity which he hopes may not be realized, a more extensive patronage is essentially requisite, in order more generally to extend its usefulness. The EUTERPEIAD is published semi-monthly, on Saturdays, on a large sheet •f eight quarto pages, at Three Dol-lars per annum, payable half yearly in advance. Every number will contain a fashionable song, air, with variation, sacred song, waltz, march or dance, ar-raneed for the Piano Forte. Residents out of Boston, who procure ten subscribers, will receive a file of papers gratis. Regular files, or extra numbers may be had by applying at the Fnmklin Music Warehouse,Milk-strcet, Boston. JOHN R. FARKEK, Editor, Boston, April 4, 1821. Subscriptions for the above work re-ceived at this Office, The amount of collections by the Rev. Mr. Ward, of Serampore, since his arrival in the United States (as he has informed the editor of the N. York Commercial Advertiser) amouuts only to about $10,000. We had seen it sta-ted at $12,000 some time since, and judging from circumstances within our knowledge, we concluded the amount must have equalled $1.3,000, as publifh-ed in (he Union some days since. It ap-pears this money is to be invested in this country, and' the interest only ap-plied to the support of the Missionary College at Serampore.—(/mon. The Legislature of the state of Illi-nois have passed a stop law to suspend executions till October next, at which limt* li^e paper of their State Bank raust he taken, or a furtlier stuy of twso years wiU ewtff* From the Baltimore Morning Chronicle The English Quarterly Review midst many of the sly dabs which it has given to the American character, still occasionally betrays a proof that some-thing else very different from contgmpt, provokes such invectives. In a late number, we observe this expression w^en speaking of this country: " be^ yJkid^ comparison (says the Reviewers) the nio&t formidable rival that England has ever known."*' While these gentle-men make such a large and liberal con-cession as this, they are at full liberty to continue their invectives. Now, if we should venture an opinion on this delicate subject, we should barely hint, that if 'AmeHca is, indeed, the most " formidable rivaP' that England has ever known, or if there is even a remote and ^immering probability of her be-coming such, she will not be stopped in her career by the paper pellets dis-charged from that tremendous piece ^ ordnance denominated a Quarterly Re view. We have tried the cannon balls' of the English both by sea and land; we heard the explosion of English gun-powder on both elements—and we do not find that their cannon roar louder, or that their balls do more execution, than,—marvellous to relate,—cannons and balls of pure American manufacture. We hope that this will be regarded as some sort of proof, at least, that human nature has not deteriorated on this side of the Atlantic, even though some of us may be enabled to trace our ancestry up to the ^^fast anchored isle,''' Now, it will be 5;aid by many, that these are the effusions of mere mob hunting popu-larity ; that we wish to preserve between these two nations a " helium interme-cium,^' and a deal of such precious non-sense. To such remarks ing; they are not worthy and isicle digniiy of contempt the English ministry, by the declaration of the king in parhament, have decided, that the nation will take DO part in the approaching continental convulsions; protected by her navy, she has decla-red that she will sit a calm spectator of cmiiest. A 4 time, when revo-lutionary symptoms are so ftlarwing as to require the aid of allied monarchs to repress their further progress; when the shocks of a political earthquake are felt in Europe, which threatens the pros-tration of every throne; when England will not move to save herself from its ravages, it ccrtairJy docs become these Reviewers to demean themselves with modesty—to abandon their sarcasms, their invectives, and their slanders a-gainst Americans—and not to curl hp their lips with so much supercilious scorn as they have hitherto done, and to tell us that human nature, as wells as animal nature, have become wonderful-ly debased on this side of the Atlantic. They do not believe the charge them-selves ; they know they have felt by experiment themselve, both by land and by sea, the assertion to have been a falsehood. Mr. Jefferson in his note? on Virginia, has laboured philosophically tojjrove this deterioration of human nature a-mongst his countrymen, a falsehood. Gen. Jackson has, at the seige of New- Orleans, endeavoured to prove this ca-lumny, a falsehood in a martial point of view. Com. Hull, Perry, and Macdon-ough have endeavoured to prove this calumny a falsehood in a naval—^yes. Englishmen, hear and answer to the charge—a falsehood even in a naval point of vi3w. Even in the arts, our countfyman. West, has attempted to prove this calumny a falsehood in the empire of light and shadows. Incredi-ble as it may appear, all these various candidates have been successful in prov-ing their points. A grave and hoary European writer once remarked, in proof of this deterioration of human and of animal nature amongst us, " that the Indians have no beards." Mr. Jef-ferson states that the savages of this country pluck out their beards by the roots. This is the fact, as has been vouched by abundant evidence. But we will, for argument sake, suppose the fact to be as contended for, that the In-dians have no beard; this would only prove that the Indian have none. If it is meant to be inferred from this, that every American descended from Euro-pean ancestors, has no beard, we can summon, even in Baltimore, a whole regiment of Barbers to testifiy to the f Isehocd of this assertion. But we will even admit it for the sake of argu-ment, that there are no Barben in Bal-timore, and what w iW th'5 prove? Why simply this, that a b ^ is infalli-. ble evidence of genius, af^that a goat, because he has one, is tli^iipst intelli-gent of all animals, eitte»jf;1>ttmap or brute. ^^ There can, we no doubt that Americans have, i^>'Jfpng time, been acting a part umns^^^f Ameri-cans. We may that by such miserable policy^jik^i^ve sunk and degraded our com^'^^ountry.— Men, eminent for theijf vj^nts, their integrity, their station char-acters, have abandoned«|^i^cipatio in* public honors anH 'er^^lments.— They have retired froa^ ' ^ ^ r e life, as if the councils of theif <?*«iHry were polluted. They little I m ^ what mis-stranger, giving orders at the same time to the police officer, by whom he wa;: accompanied, to detain him till the French government had time to lake precaution against the attempts, antl afterwards to send him out of the king-dom. He then despatched a letter to Mr. Talleyrand, in which he infor/ned that minister of this extraordinary affair. The emperor of the French after peru-sing the letter said, " I recogHize here the principles of honour and virtue, by which Mr.Fox had everbeen actuated." And shortly after, in a speech to the le-gislative body, he expressed a desire of making peace with England." GEOGRAPHY AND SOIL OF FLORIDA. From Darhips Memoir on Florida, This country, as ceded to the United States by the recent ratified treaty with ysay—' Spain, has the Atlantic ocean and the and fhey may proudlfrWj^iJrou have 1 Bahama channel to the east; Florida known ns from infanti^$!i[liP|i^«tte life ; channel south; the Gulf of you know that we are j^c il^ble of a-, M«xjco west and south-west; Perdido busing confidence wha^irr-'l^ed : We bay'and river west; and Alabama and shall, as public s e r v a i ^ ; « i ^ i s e the Georgia to the north, same downright, straig^ '^OI^ard hon- I MILES esty that we have done i^' aH our pri- Florida has an exterior limit on vatc dealings. We shii:ll »ot flatter the Atlantic ocoan, between the your vanity by protestatjo.j? or promis-' mouth of -St. Maj-y's river and es that we never mean to perform : we , Cape Sable . . ^ . . . . 450 profess ourselves your fifcfi^i, not your j Upon the GuIf''^3Iexico be-flatterers. It will o f t ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ r duty as ! Iween Cape Sable and the inlet of legislators, to tell you<BiHt;' 'W^a!atab 600 truths; we must pnplfc^'^e public Interior limits, with Alabama, wounds to the bottom, we can up the Perdido, and to 31® N. lat. 40 apply a healing remedy. We shall of- Along Alabama and N. lat. 31® chief they do when thujF to j ically decline all publii^ acters of tried weig^ uv have a right to demaitd of their countrymen, ystemat- Char-integrity aifidence ten be blamed becaus^. ^ not re-move evils beyond the p^w?^rof legis-1 river lation to remove ; we s ^ i t he blamed j Thence with for the passage of nuMiy lilws which Chatahooche, to the rigijt bank of Catahooche 140 Georgia, down o the junction of we sav noth- cou'tl not have nhall that stream and Flint river . . of tl4 cold 'j'aroed for an appar«fj£M»a.tterition j Thence to the soarcs of St. tempt. No* interests, perlu^' i F iise very ' Mary's river 40 to teach Geography^ Grammar, and Ge» ometry, and not well recommended for his morals &c. is forbid, under heavy penalties by law, to take charge of a school. Thus the legislature becomes a guardian and protector of the morals of its constituents. The expense of supporting these school:), does not, oa an average, exceed three dollars per scholar a year. The poor it costs noth-ing, and the rich have no reason to com-plain ; for the education of the children of the poor ahd his own, cost him five times less than it does in the middle or southern states. His gifts to the poor, , unlike other gifts, is accompanied with the satisfaction that it cannot be abused. But economy is one of the least benefits arising from their sjstemof education. We behold 3.600 schools in operation at the same time, and a^ many young mas-ters or mistses qualified to superiiitend them ! The child, as soon as it has be-gun to walk and speak, has somethirig to do; arquiresa habit of order, obedience, and above ail of attention, which influ-ences his conduct through life. The children of the poor, instead of spending their time in idleness, becoming con-temptible by their inability to be useful, or being avoided for their crimes, be-come industrious, frequently respecta-ble, and always useful members of so-ciety. Education in one respect put-ting the inhabitants on terms of equal!** ty; poverty, which, because always ac- ' companied by ignorance, is an insupe-rable barrier in other countries, isi thfre no obstacle to employments both hou-ourable and lucrative.1.: promote I' coxintry in peril, rAVt eft oi' our ugh at all We moment that we least d^^rM I inch (;en-sure; wesha|l ofteii e the vic-tims of popular clamo^ ipd resent-ment, at the very moajf^iy '^hen we are striving, with all our roi^i the permanent welfaie .o' —yet this station^ so'?*^' accept, to gratify th® countrymen. Popularity, times desirable, is not ourr/lyect. have no motives but disinterested mo-tives when we agree to separate our-selves from our business, from our fam-ilies and friends, to devote our time and talents to such painful and such thankless service ; we see public affairs going wrong, and it is our wish to set them right. Unless a man can lay his hand upon his heart and distinctly declare all this, he is no statesman—he may be an of-fice hunter—he may be a popularity prowler—but, we repeat the assertion, he is no statesman. We know that such principles are often declared to be old and out of date; but if ever our country is saved—if laws regain their proper dignity and tone, the change must be brought about by characters of this kind—it must be by reverting to plain pike-staff honesty. We believe that this time is approa^ing. There is a spirit of inquiry gone abroad—it has been often askc^, how it should so happen, that in a time of profound peace, there should bc^miich discon-tent, so much legislative #ra4igling, and so little public business done ? We will answer the question—^it is because our real legislators, men competent to man-age our public concems^ el»y at home. Ibid, Down mouth the St. Mary's to the 140 80 Having an outline of . . . 1990 Area,- 54,600 square miles, equal to 34,944,000 acres. Of this superfices, there of N. lat. Genius and~ talehtsinrhcrever found, are encouraged and rewarded. Many, very many, joungmca have buvst from the obscurity of their situation, and shone as bright luminaries in the lite-rary and political horizon. We are not surprised to see the labourer or mechan-ic, after the labouf of the day. aintise or instruct himself with a newspaper or a book, and farmers spending their long winter evenings with their families a-, round the cheerful fireside, gleaning the contents of their own or town libniry. 3p® 39,900 We see rirculatiii^libraiii s est^ishfcd. bt^uaie n:ii*.-i), . V » the to** !:-. - ^f^ «,7»Jy The following is extracted from Big-land's History of England The anec-dote gives us some idea of the purity of motive by which the P#ime Minister, Mr. Fox, of England, was actuated in bis public career. " In the month of Februaiy, a French-man who called himself Guillet de la Gevrilliere, and said he had lately come from Paris, requested an audience of Mr. Fox. The minister having receiv-ed him in his closet, the stranger com-municated to him a project for the as-sassination of the French Emperor, and informed him that a house had been hir-ed for this purpose at Passy, from which the design might be carried into execu-tion wrA certainty and without risk. But he soon discovered that the British government, in attacking its enemies, would never descend to the use of means so dishonourable as those of private as-sassination. The magnanimous soul of Mr. Fox shrank with horror from the propo8«L-^He iostanUj diamisscd the north of N. lat. 30® 14,700 square miles, 9,408,000 acres. Extre'me south. N. lat. 25® nearly; extreme north, N. lat. 31° ; and pos-sessing a range of six degrees of lati-tude. To those who visit Florida with high raised opinions in favor of its natural advantages, much disappointment is in store; but those who commence an ex-amination of this country with expect-ations to meet with nothing but sterili-ty, will not be less, but more agreeably disappointed than the former class. In a space so extensive, and with a cli-mate so mild, many spots have concen-trated all the rich features of a tropic-al physiognomy. When it is consider-ed, that when compared with the en-tire area, so small a part of any equal surface in the United States is actually cultivated, it may be conceded, that if one twentieth part of its superfices can be brought under the dominion of the orchard, the scythe, or the plough, that even in an agricultural point of view. Florida is an invaluable acquisition to the people of the United States. MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOLS. Massachusetts is divided into 450 townships, each six miles square, and subdivided ir<to seven cr eight school districts, making the number of school districts in the whole state 3.600. No scholar is obliged to walk further than three fourths of a mile from the extremi-ty to the centre of the district, where the school is situated. Each township is by law obliged to raise money for schools, not less than $300, if I mistake not. and as muc h more as it deems proper: the sums rai« ed, usually vary from 5 to 15 hundn-d dollars, each township, according to the ability of its inhabitautSi, each: of whom pays his proportion, not as a contribu-tion or subscription, but as a tax regu-larly assessed, as other taxes are for other purposes. Two methods of dis-tributing the money among the people are used; 1st, the quantity received by each is regulated by its number of schol-ars ; 2d, the district receives no more than was raised in it. Generally for 3 or 4 months in the winter a master is engaged at from 10 to 20 dollars per month; and a mistress for five or six months in the summer at from 4 to $b permontbt conversant in poHlic;*, but in tliVniity,* and natural and moral philosophy. Wh<^ ran enumerate all the bh^ssings flowing from a proper system of education ? '•lessisins I am «ure Massachusetts would not exchange for all the rich productions of the south and east, and all the pre-cious mines of Peru.—Mass, Pup, Curious Punishment, From the Old Records of Ma-s-iachusetts, bt^ween the years 1630atid 1650. "Sir Richard Saltonstall, fined four bushels of malt for his ab^eiice from court. Jusias Plastow shall, for stealing four baskets of corn from the Indians, return them 8 baskets again, and hned 5/. and hereafter to be railed Josias, and not Mr. as he used to be. Joyce Bradwick shall give unto Alex-ander Bfcks. 205. for promising hina marriage without her friends consent, and now refusing to perform the same. Thomas Peter for suspicion ot slan-der. idleness and stubliornness. is to be severely whipt and kept in hold." Bissett^s contimuxtion of the History of England, A supplemental volume to Bissett's history of the reign of George the Third, has made its appearance in England. Th' subjects which compose this vol-ume, are the occurrehces of the ja^l 19 years, in the reign of George 11 1. roin-mencini; with the mei tinn of Parliament ill Ot toner 1801. and tt-nninating witli the death of 'hat Sover«-ign in 1820. The author lia< modestly conceal'd his name ; but the work is spoken of by the-critics in favourable terms. We have read some extracts containijig sketches of the characters of Pitt and Fox. Tne language is chaste, and they appear strictly impartial. The period embra-ced in this history, has been marked by a succe>sion of extraordinary events, foe which we-may search the aiuials of his-tory during the same number of years, in vain for a parallel. If the author has done justice to the age of revolutions, as the critics say he has, and to the hia-ry legions made a chamel house of Eu-rope, the work must b a valuable addi-tioa to our bistoncal lUjfwriw.—
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|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Began in 1821; Notes: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 6 (Apr. 11, 1821)|
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THE PEOPLE ARE OUR ONLY SOVEREIGN THEIR WILL, CONSFTUTUTIONALLY EXPRESSED, OUR ONLY LAW.
.VOL. I.] NEW-LONDON, (CON.) WEDNESDAY, APRIL U, 1821. [No. 6.
IS PRINTED EVERY WEDNESDAY, BY
F. D. BOLLES,
FOR THE PROPRIETORS.
Terms To mail subscribers $2 per
ann. payMe in advance.
The usual discount made to companies.
AND Ladies^ Gazette.
A Periodical Paper has been pub-lished
IB Boston, since April 1830, de-voted
to the diffusion of Musical an(
Belle Letter information. It embraces
a general history of Music from the
earliest ages—records the transactions
of Musical Societies—reviews new mu-sical
worics—furnishes biographical me-moirs
of eminent musical men—cor-respondence—
anecdotes of music—let-ters
instructive and interesting upon
every branch of the musical science—
improvements in musical instruments,
and the compilation of a register of
With such intentions, it is conceived
every topic of interest, personal and
general, vocal and instrumental, will be
embraced. To what extent informa-tion
may be obtained in the incipient
stage ofoar enterprize, we will not pre-sume
to promise, but by a clear expo-fiitiui?
of our objects, we show the scope
aad range of our intentions ; and while
we entreat the voluntary aid of those
who possess the talents we covet, we
at the same time engage to omit no ef-fort
of otH* own to Ailfil expectation, we
hope, however, to be more indebted to
the generous contributions of scientific
airily, than to our own labors.
A portion of our columns is intended
t o be exdoeively appropriated for the
LADIES' DSJTAFTTMKVT, wbereio it vili
IwitoiDe our duty to
—— oTip^tiii^ maids*
The f^Mice by dav, the wb'isper in the dark;
When kind occasioo pronapts their warm
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