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Wisconsin Democrat (Newspaper) - August 13, 1839, Green Bay, Wisconsin CHARLES C. SIIOLES, EDITOR AKD PROPRIETOR: GREEN BAY, BROWN COUNTY, WISCONSIN TERRITORY. VOLUME V. TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1839. NUMBER XXV. HY 2 RESOLUTION cc i luin i-t-rtificntcs uf 'ilcfiuiiti; In bo muci'lljil mill rc-i.isiicd Whereas sundry persons have deposited sums of money the treasury of tho Uni- ted States, under ilio provis.ons of ihc so- i-oiid section of the act making I'urlh it vi-j'ioii for the sah; of the public lands, ap- proved twe'Hy-lcnrlh irji.died and twenty, a of and April, eighteen received certifi- cates therefor, and, supposing the sarm-Mo be assignable, have assigned the same, for u consideration, to other persons; and the said section is soconMru- the Treasury Department, tlmt such rccci'it-i or certificates arc not available- to the assignees, be it therefore, by OScna'e and House of Representatives of the Untied States rj America in Congress nssfinlled, That Treasurer of ihe United Slates be, and hois hereby, authorized and required, on the presentation of any such certificate by nil assignee or bona fide holder 1 lie roof, to idlow said assignee or hoUerto surrender the same to be coneelled, and to issue a new certificate in the name of said assignee or holder, in lieu of the one so surrendered; which new certificate shall bo received in payment for public lands, in thus'.imo man- ner ns the original would have been hud it not been transferred by the person who nwde the deposite; but the ccriiliciites to be issued under this resolution notbcas- siifftiabb. Approved, February 23th, 1339. of nn I'ulch, ION PUBLIC Xo. 3.] A TVt'.SOUJTlON to niuhorizu ilio pirn-linn lilainl in ilie mcr Dclnuurc, tailed llie PCJ ami for Killer Resolved the Senate and Jlrmsa of Representatives of the UniUd Stales America in Congress assembled, Thai the Secretory of War be, and he is hereby au- thorized and required lotakc all riocess-uy measures to try the title of the United States to the island in the Delaware com- monly called the Pea Patch, by submitting the questions growing out of the conflict- ing claims of the United Sintjs and the in- dividual claimants, to the courts of law; and if it shall appear to the satisfaction of ihe said Secretary, that the tide is not vest- ed in the United ft'tntes, a nil flmt ilio pos- session thereof is indispensab'e to ihe pub- lic interests, ho is hereby a to purchase the .same from the legal owner or owners thereof, either by appraisement or such other manner as he may deem most expedient; subject to the approval of Con- gress. Approved, March 3d, 1839. ART. 2. And it is agreed that until t.hi.s bliall be marked out, as is provided for in the foregoing article, each of the con- tracting pa i ties bhall continue to exercise juriafhoiion in all territory over which its jurisdiction lias hitherto been that the remaining portion ofthe said boun- dary line shall be run and marked at such time hereafter as may suit the convenience of both the contracting parties, until which time each of the said parties .shall exercise without the intcrlerence of the. other, with- in the territory of which the boundary shall not have been so marked and run, jurisdic- tion to the same extent to which it lias been heretofore usually exrcisecl. ART, 13. The present convention shall be the ratifications shall beexchan- ged at Washington, within the term of six mouthy from the date hereof, or sooner, if possible. Jn witness whereof, we the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have hereunto our respective seals. Done at Washington, this twenty-fifth of Apiil, in the year of our Lord one thou- sand eight hundred and thiity-eight, in the sixty-second year of the independence of the United Slates of America, and in the third of that of the Republic of Texas. PL. s.] JOHN FORSYTH, [L. s.J MEMUCAN I-ICJNT: AND wnfiiF.AS the sa-.d convention has been duly ratified on both parts and the rc- spectii'c ratifications of the same were ex- changed ut Washington on the twelfth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, by Aaron ry of State the United Slates, and Ait- son Jones, Minister rienipotcntiary of the Republic of Texas, on I lie part of their re- spective governments; BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 01-' AMERICA. A Pro c 1 a ai a t1 o u WHEREAS a convention between the Uni- ted States of Ameiica and the Republic of Texas for marking the boundary be- tween them, was concluded and signed ct Washington, on the twenty-fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, which convention is, woid for word, as follows: Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Texas, for marking the boundary between them. Whereas, the treaty of limits made nml concluded on the twelfth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight between the Uni- ted States of America on the one pa it and the United Mexican States on the other, is binding upon the republic of Texas, the same having been entered into at a time when-Texas formed a part of tho said Uni- ted Mexican States: And whereas it is deemed proper and ex- pedient in order to prevent future disputes mid collisions between Ihc United States and Texas in regard to the boundary be- tween the two countries ns designated by the said treaty, that a portion of the same should be run and marked without unneces- sary delay: The President of the United States has appointed John Forsyth, their plenipoten- tiary, nnd the President of the Republic of Texas has appointed Mcmucari Hunt its plenipotentiary: And the said plenipotentiaries having exchanged their full powers, have agreed upon and concluded the following a Hides: ARTICLE 1. Each of the contracting par- ties shall appoint a commissioner and sur- veyor, who shall meet before the 'errnina- tion of twelve months from the exchange of the ratifications of this convention, at New Orleans, nnd proceed to run and nnrk that portion of the said boundary which extends from the mouth of tho Sahine, where that river enters the Gnli'of Mexico, to the Red river. They shall make oe.t plansand keep journals of their proceedings mid the result agreed upon by them shall lie considered as part of this convention, nnd shall have the same force as if it were inserted therein. Tho two Governments will amicably agree respecting the neces- sary articles to be furnished to those per- rons, and also as to their respective escorts, thoiild such be rk-crred necessary. N. TIIEIUIFOUE BK IT that I, MARTIN VAN IHJIiEN, President of the United Slates of America, have caused the said Convention to le made public, to the end that the same, and every clause and as tide thereof, may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and tho citizens thereof. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hore- [L. s.] unto sot my hand and caused the seal of the United Slates to he affixed. DONK at the city of Washington, this thii to-enlh day October, in tho year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and and ofthe independence of the United States, the sixty-third. M. VA.N BUREN. I3v THE PRESIDENT: A. VAIL, Aclhif! Secretary of Stale. POET R Y. FROM 'HIE bOUTIir.UN SENTINEL. "TIMS IS NOT OUIl UK ST." Farlli, Ihmi nit iirh in scenes, Tho bountiful and br'glit, 'Vl'hich, hut lo our ihiill Willi yet swopl iloliglit; But uliilo wo giizt1, tliuir tieantits fudo, And with a sigh rt-prost, Our hearts icipond tlio sucreil truth, '1'his earth ia nut our rest." Look oil thn rainbow's brilliant nrcli, Sp.in'il o'or ihi- viult oflilue, Pushing ore yol the llns Inircd oarli glim ing bou awake Mi) in iliy brrasl? ho vuninh onrllily plcaaurob Oh lliih is. no: our rest." And n ih'j mulniglil sky ia gem'd With many ti sparkling stnr, How punta I hi' spirit ti> explore liiu-h .sinning aliir! Jtow sink UP from the [iinciud height Dcji'ulcd nml opprnsiAl, ioincil lo tliis wnrlil once more, '1 his ttausitory lest." '1'lipy, our lovely nml In n horn we err.trp all Onrjnjs nml hupcs, for whom we bear This weary earlli'y tlirall. A.li! where aie they, in whose sweet siniloa Our hem Is once so Itlotn'd, Cone in holiness we feel Thte cannot be our rest." Oh is there not a purer climo, Whore nought shall fiide away, tho freed sonl ehall riio nnd soar e each stellar my here friends with fiienils shall raoet agnin, In raptures unreprcssed Then welcome earthly grief and Thore is a blighter rest." Ami in tliri ling iiotfa Hib praise Tlmt iriumphM o'er ilio tumb. Tlisn shall 1 ilwcl! from sufferings froo, In of bliss ou higli, Ai.d feast un life's ctcrnnl tree, That in He-union in How short is tho carth'yhis- fury a family A feu years, ami are now oniHrnccd in a family ci.ilo he scattered. '1 hj children, now ihe jcts of will havn npaml gone forlh lo tht'ir slations in woild. A few years, more, and children and ronli passed frnm thisenrlhlyalnge. Their names will he no lung T h'aid in Iheir pre-ieni ilwe.l- ilunn'stic and aniieiies, !nippine0s and Borrows, wi I be a lust and (b'gouen history. ry heart in whii h it was written will he moaldering in tho dust. And ia I his Is thi: Ihe whole sati fic- tion p ouded for sum" nf ihe fi'cl ngs of om If :t he, how shall ue ilary ]j'jur forth our af- on ohji'cs so fleet ng? llo.v can a.ich transit- ory being1-, with whom our conncjion is M> hritf. en- gage nil Ilie we nip rapnblc'uf fi'tl ng'' i-hoiilil not our feeling- towatds them he o-, fceljlu and unsatisfying as ihfy? lie this is mil all Uf tliis he liny given UH pel-fact nH-inanei1 in the Ciojjpcl of his Hun. Thoi gli la the eye of um nligliten- ed nature t ie tics of doni.'.slie seem '-caltetei! into dust, the Kpiriuiiil eye fni h perceives ih.it iliey hive b 'CM loosened on rnrth, only ID he under fir h'ippier in iheregiorts of everlasting Un e und biiss Thongh tho history of n family may seem to he forgotten th'i last memher of il is laii! in ihc gruvo, the of it still lue.s in imm irlal souls, and when ih'i circle is whu'ly dissolved on carlii, it may again bo completed in heaven. Affliction the pomes, araid snow nnd slret, appealing ns the of ihe ruse, so religion comes nnnd tlxi) blight of affl'c ion, to rfiinind us of a pprpouml summer where the bright sun never retires behind a wintry cloud. FHOM THE IIARIUSBUIIO KEFORTBIl. TH'G AGT.D OIJKIS') lAIVri Tlis slonn--- of ago may blcncli my brow, And urge me to ih.it bourne, AS here slumbering millions moulder now, WheiiBB none can e'er return; Cut Jesus in tho clouJs shall come, The It utli, Anil 1 thai! mv fetter'd hoiae, And seize ciornni storms shall sweep ihe vaulted ahy, .Ami worlds and systems crush, Each mountain liko im arrow fly, And ocean swiftly To aid destruction in her chargo On nature's reeling Tho Manger King" shall guide my barge To heaven's unshaken islo. There, 'nenth the splendor of its blaze, S'.r.il I behold His throm wile, hcuring the reasons why he mr.cried her, was much offended, nnd out nj'revenge, became one of the most pleasant and duti- ful wives; decliiring thii! she not go- ing to be mnde n pnek-horse to earry her husband to Heaven. GOOD TOAHT. find tho following toast in a western The is fnir wiihuut them fmd with tiiera even tha unfair la perf.'clly fair. A New York paper says, in Michigan they let Ihr-ir children run wild. A traveller lately seared up a uhule Hock ofpirls, fat and plump nt pigeona. This is an awful slate of things. Tho young men should take them on ih'j wing. THIS CHILDREN'S PLEDGE. History informs us that when Hamilcnr ihe falber of Hannibal, would impress up- on tlie hr-url oT the flllvirt! Onrllm- geniun General, hatred to tho Romans, he look him to the altar of his gods, and there inrulc him swear eternal hostility to Home. The sagacity of the aet was equal lo itsde- prnvily. The Chrislinn fiUher, when lie Clouds his son, the pride of his present, and "the of h'.s. future years, to ihe allarof the true God, teaches him ;o love Jill man- kind, nnd lor that leason, tn hale that which is (i'.ted to entail misery, ir.stcad of bestow- ing happiness on the human race. ll'wo can succeed in to speak hereditary enmity in the minds ol'our children toal. intoxicating drinks, we slm'l confer a great blessing on iliem and on so- ciety. U is love for tivse exhil.rating po- talions, that has already snep'. thousands of our youth into an untimely grave, while the desolated heait? of bereaved parents uiici I riends have bitterly mourned ihe wreck of brightest hopes and fondest anticipnl inns. The following pattern of nn original i may so call presented at the late sabbath school cnlcbrnlior of the Coin th of July, in Alexandria, will) upwards of seventy youthful names signed to it. Let every parent cut it from the aper, ap- pend a strip of white paper to it, und ask all his chiklien to -sign tt. THr: TLKiJRE. This little band Do with our hand The pledge now sign, To di'ink no wine, Nor brandy red, To turn our head, .Nor whiskey hot Thiit makes the sot, Nor fiory rum To turn our home Into a hell. Where none could dwell, Whence pf-ace would fly, Where hope would die, And love expire Mid such a So hero we pledge perpetual hate To all that can in'oxicnte. Alexandria. Gazette. EARLY happened to hear a long argument the other evening iijinri the policy or impolicy of early mar- r'-ages. It is unnecessary to repeat the pro and con it wus unnecessary for us to hear ;t; because, under ordinary circumstances, and in ordinary situations, there can be but one side to the que-lion. As soon as a man's mind is matured enough to make his choice; and twenty two or three it is, if ev- er he should be ready to be married. The common argument againslt'tirly that the luibband canno: be '-woi tb pecuniarily, is not only a fallacy iise'.f, but prodiii'live uf false calculations and hopes on the part of the bride, and of a tendency to produce the very distiess it is intended to avert. When one weds now, it is presumed as a natural inference that he has the income or Ilie "expectations" will warrant the couple in extravagance, lie may be honest enough to tell his wife to the con- hhe may have good sense suf- ficient to indicnle to her what is her prop- er course in relation to expenses. Cut the whole round of gossipping acquaintances arc not so easily put the couple thus are reluctantly beckoned, persuaded, and driven inlo fashionable exli.iviiganci; upon first selling out. They strive to at once into competition in style of living and expenses will) people of foruuie; and to ape the misnamed hospitalities of those who entertained them in their slate of sin- gle ble.ssedness. If a couple are so weak-minded as to think they must pursue such a course this, it is no tmtter how late ihey and better never than ever. If they can make up their mind? to a sensible and moderate they nndei- stand the characters of each other, mid have strength of rnind to abide by a good earlier they mat ry the belter. The cos', of almost any one vice or folly into which bachelors aro betrayed by lack of employment nutl n home; the follies in- to which they run to supply that place in their hearts and in their time which a good wife fills so happily the unnecessary bach- elor expenses in which they indulge from mere would more than twice suppoi t a family. Maniuges in the middle ruriks are gen- erally much more happy than those of the extreme poor, or the osdvme rich. Dy the middle ranks we mean who have a ttade, profession or avocation; which en- sure- them a living income, and an oppor- tunity to make provision again-t the day of Such persons form the great We found them in the centre, embracing each other with the gi asp of death, and the train of blood showed thatthey had dragged Ibemsclves there from opposite corners. The floor was strewed wilh toys and play tilings, many dabbled in the blood. Al- though these arc events which unfoitunatc- ly often occur in beseigcd towns, still, you cannot avoid starting with horror and pain when they present themsehes to view. United Service Journal. Lawful yearssmoo, a gentleman in Newingtfin, a parish of Wen thersfiold, Connecticu', who was a very ic- ligious and conscientious man, married one of the most ill-natured and troublesome women who eould be found in-ihe vicinity. This occasioned a universal surprise wht-re- ever he was known, nnd ore of his neigh- bors ventured to ask him thii reasons which had governed his choice. He replied, that having had little trouble in the world, ho was fearful of becoming loo much attach- ed to things of time anil sense, nnd he thought that by experiencing some r.ffiic- lions, hn should become more weaned from the world; and that ho married such a wo- man as he thought would accomplish this object. "The best part of the Btory is-, RELIGIOUS BELIEF. I envy no quality of the mind or intel- lect in others, be it genius, power, wit, or fancy: but if I could choose what would be most delightful, and I believe most useful to me, 1 should prefer a firm religious be- lief lo any other blessing: foritmakcs life a discipline of goodness, creates new hopes when all earthly hopes vanish, and throws over the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all lights; life oven in dentil, and from destruction and decay calls up beauty and divinity; makes an instrument of torture and shame the ladder of ascent to paradise; and far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up tbc most delightful visions of palms and amarnnthes, the gardens of the blest, the security of everlasting joys where the and Ihe sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair! that Ibo body of our inductions great body of our the true independent portion of the They enjoy "the golden and es- cnpe t'li; rann dictates of fashion on the one hand, rnd the pinchings ot'abjeot poverty on the other. They can conl'iiet marriages lieu they please with- out icferetiL-e to any thing but their n situation, wishes and ibeir unions are (hen-fore the most fu.'ieitioi.'s, and made with the least p.nadu. 1-Sache- in cilies is a position of more danger and exposure than many men aie capable of occupying wilh The best of us need a monitor and a guide after the direct influence of a moth- becomes lessened or the son is removed from it, theic is nothing like a wife for a "guardian angel." Po go to yo apprenti- ces in for mend your of making yourself worthy of wives, and then of obtaining York Dispatch. THE STORMING OF ravines at tho foot of the rock were filled wilh the bodies of those who rolled from above; heaps were seen of the dead, tho dying, the wounded, and the mutilated. Men, women, and children lay in masses, perishing miserably and i agonies; for all ushers were tno riKieli occupied to assist tin-in. The sight of men who have been killed fighting io one which floes not inspire any sensibilities, for it is nothing more than you are prepared to see: hut when women and children are included among the killed, is not the case; nnd few can gaze up- on them in thisstate unmoved, in ibc town I was witness lo n little scene which consi- derably affected rnc. Entering a house paved with the nume- rous bodies of the valiant defenders, we found a door which was locked; the soldiers burst it open, and found that it had been still further secured by the. inmates wilh boxes and trunks placed against if. A wo- man hnd locked herself in with two chil- dren.one of them at the breast. She thought herself secure; but we found all three killed, n shell having enteied by the ceiling, and burst in the room. The mother and the little boy appeared to have been, when struck, at different extremities of the room. TI1R DK.lKK'iJATIO The subjoined remarks on the progress of the DuTiocraiie principle, arc taken from nnnrtic'e in theChrislain Review, a month- ly periodical devoted to the interests of the Baptist denomination of Christians, and ed- ited by Piofessor Sears, of the Newton Theological insiiiytion: "To be convinced of the fact that the democratic principle is making steady pro- gress in the world, we need only cast our eyes over Christendom. We know of nothing which is receiving fuller confirma- tion by the events which arc brought to light every year. One can hardly open a newspaper without gathering fresh evi- dence tnat the people arc "rising up as a great don." They are beginning to un- derstand as never before, that every man. can best take cure of own interests, and his own allairs. And, understanding it, Ihey show u growing boldness and dis- position to enforce its practice. "There is plainly a new and widening and deepning current of free thought, flow- ingthrongh the popularmind, before which oppression and a'i sorts of abuses of power fall, as if smilten by a supernatural arm. There is a wide spread conviction fastened upon the people, that all are essential- ly equal; tlmt the rights of one are just as important as those of another; that the hap- pinness of one is as dear as that of another; fin: liberty of one as precious, and the con- science of one as sacred and inviolate as thatof another. Disciplesto this creed aro rapidly multiplying in every section of tho Christ'anized Tho people aro ev- ery where awakingto the undeniable truth that, alv.olatclv, all political pouer and au- thority rightfully emanates from ThoniboUes they consider as the only source whence those can flow, in op- position lo ihc piinciple their rtou ing from one, as in absolute their flowing from the few as in nn aristocracy. And in alrnostevery country where the lat- ler principles in vouge, or constitutes the basis of Government, there the Demo- crat'c principle is arraying itself in stern conflict with them. Led on as i' seems to us by a divine hand, the people are con- tending for, and establishing one after an- other, doctrines favorable to universal li- berty; and designed to place in every man's he evor so poor and that which his birthright, tho civil right ef doing just as he pleases, provided that ho invades not on the similar rights of his neighbor. With this only ptoviso, he is to form his own opinions on polities, mature his own belief in religio'i, pursue his own business, make choice of his own pleasures; in one word, be the sole independent arbiter of his own conduct. The people are stea- dily asserting their claim to govern them- selves. And thus if any tax is needed, they insist upon the right of saying how much that tax shall be. If any law is to Le passed, they declare that their influence shall be ft directly in passing it. If nny groundless change be made in the leading principles of those who administer the nl- lairs of state, they assert their privilege to speak in loud terms through the ballot box, ancf thus designate others !o succeed the of- fenders against the public will. Success, indeed, has not always crowned those ef- forts. Oppression still exists; abuses are yet numerous. Much yet remains to be done. But, generally, the people are beco- ming fully awnreof their prerogatives, and feeldisposed to stand to them manfully. What wfi have now stated, as generally descriptiveof the progress which the demo- cratic principle is maki'ig in the christian- ized world, must agree, we think, with ev- ery reader's observation. Were it neces- sary, it would be easy to establish all that has been said. Were we to consult the leading iouraala of the times, we should bo
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