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Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - May 11, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana
We ims Iro Tomii we cd Brit n Edh by . Toni. 3.bloomivctonr, Friday May ii Ivo. 14. Edited and published every by m. L. Deal. Office on main Cross Street first door West of maj. Hight s. Terms. Two dollars in Advance two fifty in six months and three at the end of the year. No paper will be discontinued until All arrearage Are t Aid up. Of advertisements of ten lines or loss will be published three weeks for one Dollar and 25 cents for each additional insertion. All advertisements must to marked with the number of insertions or they will to inserted till forbid and Chargi id accordingly. The Cash must invariably accompany advertise ments from a distance or they not receive Atten Tion. All letters and addressed to the editor must be free of Potarf. No variation whatever need be expected from of agents. Tho following gent Lomon Are Rofi posted and authorized to act As agents to receive subscriptions Job work Dver Lisins amp a. And receipt for Tho Sanie. Thomas c. Johnson Spencer la. H. H. Tho of Mill prove la. Samuel ii. So Vii howl Iii con la. Gamaliel Mil saps of Iirth la. We. Herod Esq. Coli if a g. Wayman a get Irwin slur la. D. A. Law links new Alli Iny a. .1. S. Irv in /.oiiisvillo, Tkv. Lied rce May i arkers Tirc co. La. We. S. Roberts Esq., n i Iville la. Or. 1. P. Maxwelt., for in knot to la. John 1atteit no Roeii Hustle la. Georue g. Dunn Esq. Lied font Indiana. Correspondence of the Baltim Nic a rial. Vas Ninete a april 17-, 1038. There was a Cirrio is seem in the so Nutu to Day. I Quot he udi Piini to ration Seii tors were for half an hour in the most i . At the usual hour one o Cut a i lie special order was Takin up teeing Tho Bill reported by or. Run ily from Ilic t on Ilie judiciary having for ils s i object to prevent the Issue Iii and circulation of the it it a i notes of the hunk of Tiiu i listed states. It has ii nother title. Hut this is inc single and exclusive purpose. 1 Noii cud the of Enin i tirade of of or. Grundy against or. Hiddle yesterday. One frent aim of that piece of pitiful sophistry Ami declamation was to provoke some o the whigs to come out and give the parly an of i Orlini a to make a pulse Issue with Lac tii. For tins Pomposo allusions a to the remarks and Iii irions of or. Clay or. Veoh a Ter and other distinguished Sei gators were artfully waved into or. Grundy s Sii Cech. To his great , however and that a of his political us Sociats a not a sin a member of the opposition Celii cited the Sli Zilist disposition t reply to his fan Aronade or to say u by Diablo on Tho measure itself. Hero was a dead pause for nine moments after the Bill was a led up. The i it i a i do s looked across to the seals of the whig St a lors. No sign to by Mai Tom it a ii ech making was there or. Preston lounged a a Ilii arcu a Casu in his chair. Or. Clay s eyes wore on u newspaper extended before him. Or. 1 a Avis looked Cool mid Indi Terent. Or. Is. Thard was talking and laughing with n Friend on one of the sofas Heidi us. Neither or. Rives nor or. Dullni adige were within the a. There was clearly no one on that Side of the Chainyk a who intended to t Peak. The Loco Foco s View Restus or. Crundy to came Uncas v. Lit looked Aiu Piid. He glanced repeatedly towards the seats. No sign a no to Ion All was stillness and a Luios Idiller ence. This was use vein Cut the Toini Laconey of or. i liar no Hudy Sli Ould think his three hours is Cech bestowing even a word upon at length the Iii struck a senator slowly drawled out n suggestion Liat a perhaps a not gentleman was Leady to go on to Ilay at each word an look was cast around if so How would Conan to that the Bill Lio Uhl lie Laid aside for the Henry Clay was instantly on his feet. Great was the Joy of the Lofoco so l lies thought that Harry of the West Quot was going to speak and hoped he Wotila Atford hem a Loop to hang some Iniste Resen a tation and declamation upon. Quot he is out Al last Quot Quot exclaimed one of the Triu. Alas All Liehe line expectations were doomed to disappointment by his very first words. Lit Rose but not to enter on the debate. He spoke sharply and Shoi try. 1 Hope sir Aid he Quot the Bill will nut i Laid a aside. I perhaps no ont Iri Slus to Spiak and if that <i9 Tho Case 1 Hope the vote will be taken at once �T�1 Call for yes and noes j he party wore taken All Aback by these remarks. They found themselves foiled in their a shirts to Force a false Issue on the whips and they heard the Clear imaging tones or. Clay defying them to Como to vote. Their trouble want a extreme Lien on alone attempted to Brave it out. Question Liu Stion a he called two or three Voici s wore Raisel after him but very feebly. I Quot to cry was however answered Back from Tho opposition. Tii c us the question it is what to want Kimaid or. I re Sion Viu estion question a Sevy jul whig senators. Or. King of Alabama Rose. He was not ready to vote on the measure to wished further time for hoped Tho Bill would to Laid to Side. This was said very deferentially with an avid ont design to e Sci Al Tho speaker s great anxiety to Havo the me Suie Post Oneil. Hut for All that the design was abundantly apparent. Oil rejoined or. Clay Good Enmor Cidy the Friend of the adminis Tralich Are in riot for delay i will Vertu Only interpose no a Balale. Hut for my own Puit i wish to come to Tho vote 1 euro not for any More Long speeches. L Dino to Tho vote let a us Lee who Uliey Are that Are ready to assert the pow Eric Pio Pom a to be axe Icid under Tho Bill Quot them Lual words were pronounced with an ear near Nevis and to queue of Nunner that a Turtle to party with reflection on what they were about do they faltered in their course. Or. King of Alabama first Rose amp said be did not intend to enter into any discussion of the measure but he wished for time to examine its provisions. But added he if action on it is to be pressed All i have to say is that with my present impressions i must Vole against the Bill. Or. Strange of n. C., the author of a Long letter to the editor of the Globe on or. Biddle and his letter next took the floor and declared his belief that Congress possessed no constitutional Power to enact such a Law As this of or. Grundy a and therefore he could not Vole for a then came Smith a full blooded Loco Foco from Connecticut with a renewal of deprecation against taking the vote on the Bill Fie had never looked into its provisions. But gentlemen in whom he had the highest Confidence had objected to it. Lie could not vote for it at present. His worthy colleague Niles followed or. Smith. He too wanted More time. He did not suppose he would have been called on so soon to vote. To was not prepared to Vole yet to would not willingly vote he moved to Lay the Bill on the table for the present. And so it was Laid on the table by the votes of the administration senators who were not ready to act on their own measure they were taken by Surprise in consequence of an absurd notion they had got into their Heads that the whigs would go into a Long debate about or. Biddick and his letter. Why if ally the trash which or. Senator Grundy talked about that gentleman and Tho Pennsylvania Hank of the United states were True what is that to the great cause of Tho whigs a Tho cause of the i to be against the the administration senators it appears abjure also the vindictive measure engendered by messes. Grundy amp co., in their hatred of Biddick it to too bad oven for their unscrupulous capacities to Swallow. More of this anon. The Senate spent the latter part of inc Day in the consideration of private business. During the morning hour judge White presented a preamble and Resolution adopted by the legislature of Tennessee in favor of the annexation of Texas to the Union. Or. Preston look the occasion to give notice that he would Call up at an Early Day his Resolution on Tho same subject offered some time ago. Tho by Iines a. Noiin portent in the House of Liu Wiesen Tarves i r. Campb idl of South Arolina gave notice that he would move to re consider the vote by which or. Hopkin s motion for the in Mosiato consideration of the Resolution relative to the currency presented by or. Hamer amp then withdrawn by him and afterwards offered by or. Hopkins was negatived. So that matter is not yet Over. On motion or. Adams the use of the Hall on to Miu Rou an 1 Ali misday from nine o clock till Oleviri was Iri Veti l it professor in pm for the purpose of it be River Iii two lectures on meteor Ulo ical Obs Orva Lions ill the United Stales. The House was engaged during the principal portion of the Day with a Loose and desultory debate in the Jomn Viltee of the whole on Tho Bill providing for taking Down the try Asui y buildings and erecting a ire proof building fur the uses of the Post slice Depa tic Iii. If this measure should ii Eari red the Dougli 1 Bogie this will keep the men employed on the work so Well occupied that your Loco foes of halt Moie will not be Able to get them to swell their Force on election Days. Inhaling it is said in a French paper that on opening the mules after death which have been employed in the mexican mines from two to live pounds of Silver Are often found in their stomachs. / a. Sent. We wonder whether the two legged asses employed in or. Van Buren s sub treasuries do not get their insides coated with Silver in Tho same fashion. How else can the constant and mysterious Digap h Aranco of the specie to accounted Tor Louisville journal. Published by request this Hattell of drip clog. Quot it was on a fair Sabbath morning in Juno of a. I. 1671that an Assembly of Covenanter sat Down on the health mountains of Drumclog. We had not to fight but to worship Tho god of our fathers. We w to far from Tho Lumi la of cities Tho Long dark Heath waved around us. And we disturbed no living creatures saving the pee sweep and the Heather cock. As usual we had Como armed. It was for self defence. For desperate and ferocious winds made bloody roads through the country. And pretending to put Down treason they waged War against religion and morals. They spread ruin Havik k of or the face of bleeding Scotland. The venerable Douglass had Corn minced Tho so to milies of the Day. To was the execrable evils of tyranny. Our souls were on fire altho remembrance of our country s sufferings and Iho wrongs of the Church. In this nement of in tense feeling our watchman it osted at Tho neighbouring height tired his Carabine and ran toward the congregation. To announced i to approach of the enemy. We raised our eyes to the minister. "1 have done Quot said Douglass with his usual firmness. Quot you Havo got the theory now for the it Roclice you know your duty a of it Defonce is always lawful. But Tho enemy approx chef. He raised his eyes to heaven and uttered a prayer Brief and emphatic like the prayer of Rishi it re Temeron. A lord spare Tho Green and take the the officers collected their men and placed a hem selves each at Tho head of those of his own Dia Triel. Sir Robert Hamilton placed the foot in the Centre in three ranks a company of horses Well tinted and mounted was placed on the left and a Small Squadron also on the left. These were Down Back and they occupied the More solid ground As Well with a View to have a More firm footing As to arrest any flanking party that might take them on the wings. A deep morass Lay Between us and the ground of the enemy. Our aged men our females and children retired. But they retired slowly. They had the hearts and the courage of the females and children in those Day s of intense religious feeling and of suffering. They manifested More concern for the Fate of relatives Lor the Fate of the Church than for their own personal safety. As Cleve House descended the opposite mountains they retired to the rising ground in the rear of our Host. The aged n�6n walked with their bonnets in hand. Their Long Grey locks waved in the Breeze. They Sang a cheering psalm. The music was that of the Well known tune of the Quot martyrs Quot and the sentiment breathed . The music floated Down on the wind. Our men gave them three cheers As they fell into their ranks. Never did 1 witness such animation in the lot iks of men. For me my spouse and my Little children were in the rear. My native Plains and the Halls of my fathers far below in the Dale of Avn wore full in View from the Heights which we occupied. My country seemed to raise her voice the ble Eiling Church seemed to Wail aloud. Quot and these Quot i said As Clavers and his troops winded slowly Down the dark Mountain s Side Quot these Are the unworthy , and bloody executioners by which the tyrant completes our Hamilton Here displayed the hero. His portly figure was seen hastening from rank to rank. He inspired courage into our raw and undisciplined troops. The Brave Hacks one and Hall of Haugh head stood at the head of Tho foot and re echoed the sentiment of their chief. Burly and Cleland had inflamed the minds of the horsemen on the left to a Noble enthusiasm. My Small troop on the right needed no exhortation. We Weie a band of Brothers resolved to conquer or fall. Tho trumpet of Clavers sounded a note of . The Kettle drum ils tumultuous Roll. They halted. They made a Long pause. We could see an officer with four tile conducting fifteen persons from the ranks to a Knoll on their left i could perceive one in Black la was my Friend King the chaplain of lord Cardross who had been taken prisoner by Clavers at Hamilton. Quot let Lii in be shot through the head Quot said Clavers with ins usual dry Way Quot if they should offer to run we of him pee him View our a sit Ion with great care. His came around him. We Oon Learned that he wished to treat with us. He never Itel Rayed symptoms of mercy or of Justice nor offered terms of reconciliation unless when he dreaded that he Hod met his match. And even then it w As Only a inane ouro tog in time or to deceive. His Ting approach lid the Edge of the bog. Sir. Mobni t Belli a Flag a red had it been borne by Clavers bin Elf he bad honoured it. He demanded the Burroso for a Nich he came. Quot i came Quot said be Quot in the name of his sacred in Jesty and of colonel Gral iame to offer you a Pardon on condition that you Lay Down your arms and deliver up your Quot Tell you officer Quot said sir Robert Quot that we Are fully aware of the deception in practises. To is not clothed with any Imp Vars to Treal nor was he sent out to treat with us and attempt a reconciliation. The government against whom we have risen refuses to Cdr is our grievances or to restore Quot us our liberties. Had the tyrant wished to tender us Justice he Lital not sent by Tho hands of such a ferocious Assassin As "levcrhou.se. Let him however show his Powers and to refuse not to treat. And we shall Lay Down our arms to treat provided that he also Lay Down his. Thou Hast my Quot it is a hopeless Case Quot said Burly while to called after Tho Flag. Quot let me add one word by your leave general. Quot get thee up to that bloody Dragoon Clavers and Tell him that we will spare his life and the lives of his troops on condition thai to your Clavers Lay Down his arms and Tho arms of these troops. We will do More As we have no prisoners on wild noun tails we will even let him Goon his Parolo on condition that he swear never to lift arms against the religion and the liberties of his a loud burst of applause re echoed from Tho ranks. And after a Auguse tee wit or Lapwing. One blazing Sheet of flame for several Miri Les a Long the line of the coven Allter a. versa tempt de to Cross the morass a nil our Centre. Quot Spear men to the front Quot a could Bear the deep toned voice of Hamilton soy Quot Kneel and place your Spears to Jeneive the enemy s cavalry. And you my Gallant Fellows fire and our country is our our officers flew from rank to rank. Not a peasant gave Way that Day. As the smoke rolled off we could see flavors urging on Hii ni6a with the violence of despair. His troops fell in heaps around him. And still the gaps were filled up. A galled trooper would Rowau orally flinch. But Ere he could i ,t he sword of Clavers was waving Over his head. I could Aee Bim in Bis fiery strike both Man and horse. Lothe Warful carnage he himself sometimes reeled. He would Stop Short in the midst of a movement in tar contradict his own orders and strike the Man because he could not comprehend his meaning. He ordered flanking parties to Lake us on our right and left. Quot in the name of god Quot cried he Quot Cross the bog and charge Thern on the flanks till we get Over this morass. If this fail we Are it now fell to my lot to come into action. Hitherto we had fired Only some Distant shot. A Gallant officer led his band Down on the Borders of he swamp in search of a proper place to Cross. We threw ourselves before him. A severe firing commenced. My Gallant men fired with great steadiness. We could see Many tumbling from their saddles. Not Content with repelling the foremen to found our Opportunity to Cross and attacked them sword in hand. The Captain whose name i afterwards Ascer irined to to Arrol threw himself in my path. In the first Shock i discharged my Pis Lols. His sudden Start in his Saddle told me that one of them had taken effect. With one of the tremendous oaths of Charles ii. He closed with me. He fired his steel pistol a i was in front of him. My sword glanced on the weapon and gave a direction to the Bullet which saved my life. By this time my men had driven the enemy before them and had left the ground Clear for the single combat. Asho made a lounge at my breast 1 turned his sword aside and by one of those sweeping blows which Are rather Tho dictate Ofa kind of instinct of self defence than a movement of Art. As our strokes redoubled my antagonist s dark features put on a look of deep and settled ferocity. No Man who has not encountered the steel of his enemy in the Field of Battle can conceive the looks and the manner of the Warrior in the movements of Bis in ten do feelings. May i never witness them . We fought in silence. My stroke fell on his left shoulder it Cut Tho Belt of his Carabine which fell to the ground. His blow Cut me to the rih glanced along the Bone and rid me also of the weight of my Carrabine. He Shad now advanced too near Roe to be struck with the sword. I grasped him by the Collar. I pushed him backward and with an entangled blow of Iny Ferrara i struck him across his Throat it Cut Only the strap of his head piece amp a it foil off. Vii a u sudden Spring he seize me by tilt sword Belt a our horses reared and we both came to the ground. We rolled on the Heath in deadly conflict la was in this situation of matters Hift my Brave Fellows had returned from the rout of the flanking party to look after their commander. One of them was actually Rushing on my antagonist when 1 called to him to retire. We started to our feet. Each grasped his sword. We closed in conflict . After parrying strokes of mine enemy which indicated a hellish ferocity i told him my object was to take him prisoner that sooner than kill him i should order my men to him. Quot sooner Lei my soul to branded on my ribs in hell Quot said he Quot than be captured by a whig Amore. No Quarter is the word of my colonel and my word. Have at thee whig�?1 dare the whole of you to the Quot leave the madman to me a leave the Field instantly Quot said i to my party whom i could hardly restrain. My sword fell on his right shoulder. His sword drop from his hand. I lowered my sword and offered him his life. Jyz said he with a shriek of despair. He snatched his sword w hich i held in my band and made a lunge at my breast. I parried his blows till he was nearly exhausted. Hut gathering up his huge limbs he put Forth All Bis Energy m a Long pause in deep silence the urmy Sang the psalm thrust at my heart. My andro Ferrara received it yet Sung in the scottish churches. Quot there arrows of the Bow to break the shield Tho sword the War More glorious those than Hills of a a Rey Moro exc Lent Art far. Those that Are Stout of heart Are spoiled. They sleep their sleep outre Rbt and none of them their hands did Lind that wore the men of Milit Quot arc. When Tho report was made to Clave House he gave Tho word with a Savage ferocity. Quot Thero blood be on their own Heads. To no a quarters Tho word this Liis fierce dragoons raised s yell. And no quarters re echoed from rank to Rak while they Gallo had Down the Mountain s Side la is stated that Burly was heard to say Quot Thun to it so even lot Thure Hij Felt a Ritts it least in my Wing of the Host. So god Send me a Nhoi ing Quot cried he aloud Quot with that chief under the White plume. My country would bless my Momory could my sword give his villainous cur Casu to ii our raw troops beheld with firmness the approach of the foremen. And at the moment w Hen the enemy halted to fire the whole of our troop dropped on the Heath. Nota Man was seen to remain Down when the order was Given to Rise and return the fire. The first rank Livrud then keeled Down while the second fired. I hey Mado each Bullet Tell. As often As the lady rolling smoke was carried Over the enemy to Heads n Shower of bullets fell on his ranks. Many a Gall but Man tumbled on the Heath. The fire vat Iao Easmunt. It reset Ltd thi8 fact i find stated a Tao in the a scots War it Biss p. 398 a dub. A Dit. Of 18 u. So As to weaken its deadly Force. But it made a ice Cut. Though i was faint with loss of blood i left him no time for another blow. My sword lanced on his shoulder Cut through his Buff coat and skin and flesh swept through his jaw and Laid open his Throat from ear to ear. To fire of his be re Ocious Eye pinched in a moment. He reeled. And Fulling with a terrible clash he poured out his soul with a torrent of blood on the Heath. I Unk Down insensible for a moment. My faithful men who never Lull sight of me. Raised me up. In the Tierce co night the Soldier buffers most from thirst. 1 stooped Down to fill my helmet Wilh the water which Zozol through the morass. It was deeply tinged w ii i Lisman Loloi which Floied in the conflict above me. 1 snarled Back with horror. And gun Wither Sprou i ii Gitig up my Steed to set Forward in the to null of the bit to. All this w Hill Llu Stoi 111 of War Sugeil on our left. Cleland and the Fixico in Lyhu Ltd Cha god the Strong comi any sent to flunk ii Iii. Thu Ollices per uii Ted Vliem to Cross swamp then charged them a kith a terrible shout. Quot no Quarter Quot cried the dragoons. Quot lie no quarters to you Thoa be murderous loons Quot cited Burl. And at one blow 1� out their Leader through the Stoel cup and mattered his brains on his followers. His every Mew out Verl Hrew u Footman. Thero whyde Freim brought up and they drove the Dragoon o. Ers in the swamp. They rolled Over each Ollor. All stuck fast. The Covenanter dismounted Ami fought of foot. They loll not one Man to Bear Tbs tidings to their colonel. It was of this occasion tie Laird used these work a Bauldy Lusod let Youro Iiller mile Thea a fld i never Lake Odda to Ooi Bat a Ibex by he etch a life Gourd
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