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From the Journal of Commerce. | be taken as an act of rebellion, or of like high THE NEW ENGLAND FLAG.

nature, in defacing the king's colors; though the Many of our readers will remember the anni- truth were, it was done upon the opinion, that the versary meeting of the New England Society in red cross was given to the King of England by the 1847, somewhat distinguished for a heterogeneous Pope, as an ensign of victory, and so a superstitious collection of persons and things; and possibly something, and a relique of anti-Christ.” On the 27th of them have not forgotten a flag, then first exhib- of the same month," the assistants met at the govited as the exact copy of the original flag used ernor's to advise about defacing of the cross in the by the Puritan seulers. An eastern paper, in ensign at Salem, when (taking the advice of some alluding to the exhibition, after describing the of the ministers) we agreed to write to Mr. Downbanner, including its significant device, (the Cross,) ing in England, of the truth of the matter, under refers 10 some old Dutch records," as authority all our hands, that, if occasion were, he may show for its adoption by the society as the ancient tlag it in our excuse ; for therein we expressed oui of New England, and adds, " that its origin and dislike of the thing, and our purpose to punish the history, Mr. G. W. Moore (the able librarian and offenders, yet with as much wariness as we might, historical scholar) has not been very fully able to being doubıful of the lawful use of the cross in an escerlain, but is in pursuit of further information ensign, &c.” On the 4th March following, a on the subject,” justly premising that “the history general court was held at Newtown. Mr. Hooker of so scientific a device would be interesting.” preached, and as he soon after wrote a tract in Though some of our down-easters were rather defence of the cross and in censure of Mr. Endiincredulous as to the authenticity of the banner cott, we may infer that be took the same ground attributed 10 their ancestors, we have waited pa- in this discourse. Mr. Endicott was now called tiently for Mr. Moore's history of the “scientific to answer for defacing the cross in the ensign ; device," when he should be “ very fully able 10 but, because the court could not agree about the ascertain it.” Others, combining the incidents thing, whether the ensigns should be laid by, in which distinguished the convivial meeting of 1847, regard that many refused to follow them, the whole that is, the presence of Bishop Hughes, and the cause was deferred till the next general court; and exhibition of the banner with the cross, presumed the commissioners for military affairs gave order, that it was only intended as a harmless coinpliment in the mean time, that all the ensigns should be to their distinguished guest. Though well enough laid aside, &c.” At the next general court and in 1847, it was not supposed the adjuncts of that election, held in May, 1635, the magistracy of dinner, the cross, the Catholic priesls, and the tender consciences” were laid aside, and men of champaign, were seriously intended to illustrate more enlightened consciences” chosen in their the principles or the manners of the New Enge places. John Haynes was chosen governor-Mr. landers of the seventeenth century.

Ludlow and Mr. Endicolt were left out of the magThose, however, who know Mr. Moore, will istracy. Dummer, Coddington, and John Winpot admit that he, without credible authority, throp, jun., were among the assistants chosen. could be induced to adopt any suggested novelty At this court a committee of one from a town was as an historical fact, and such are somewhat im- chosen by the people, who, with some chosen by patient to learn what new evidence has justified the magistrates, were instructed 10 consider of the exhibition of this " scientific device," again Mr. Endicoul's offence, and the censure due to it, and yet again, "Until there is danger of its be- and to certify to the court. They “ found his coming a fixed fact” that the cross was the veri- offence to be great, viz., rash and without discretable device adopted by the Pilgriins of New Engolion, &c., giving authority for the State of England land to distinguish their fag.

to think ill of us, for which they adjudged him In looking into the history of our first setllers, worthy admonition, and to be disabled for one as given by contemporary narrators, we must year from bearing any public office; declining any admit that we find but little to corroborale the heavier sentence, because they were persuaded evidence of "the Dutch record," or to justify lie did it out of tenderness of conscience, and not the conclusion that “ the cross,” even that of St. of any evil intent,” &c. The decision on the George in the king's colors, was held in any pe- main question of cross or no cross, was not had at culiar veneration by the Purilans. It certainly this court but referred 10 the next. In the mean became a fruitful topic for discussion and dissension time came over Hugh Pelers and Henry Vane, disamong them, soon after the settlement of Boston. tinguished for their “tenderness of conscience," From Winthrop's journal, we may infer that the and readiness to batile agailist any or all the “relcolors of England were in use by the colonists iques of anti-Christ” and their apologists. The until the year 1634. On the 5th November of king's colors were no longer tolerated. An Eng. that year, Wimhrop writes, that a complaint was lish ship coming into port was compelled by the made to the Court of Assistants, “ by soine of the lieutenant of the fort to strike her flag, which country, that the ensign at Salem was defaced, viz., the master took as a great injury, and complained one part of the red cross taken out. Upon this, to the magistrates, who gave hiin satisfaction by an attachment was awarded against Richard Da- compelling the lieutenant to acknowledge his error, venport, ensign bearer, to appear at the next court. &c., no colors being at that time alroad on the Much matter was made of this, as searing it would fort." Governor Haynes, Mr. Hooker, and associates, now left Massachusetts, to establish their the execution of Houston's mandate. They called colony on the Connecticut, where they might find a mass meeting of the citizens and farmers of the more room to experiment on the science of gov- circumjacent country, who were all more or less

interested in the question ; and after many fiery ernment.” The magistrates and elders who suc

speeches against the asserted tyranny of the ad ceeded with the new governor, Vane, were, however, ministration, it was unanimously resolved to pre forced into a concession, allowing the king's colors vent the removal of the archives by open and to be displayed at the fort; protesting, according armed resistance. To that end they organized a to Winthrop, " that for our part, we were fully company of four hundred men, one moiety of persuaded that the cross in the ensign was idolatrous, whom, relieving the other at regular periods of and might not set it in our ensign ; but because the duty, should keep constant guard around the state fort was the king's, and maintained in his name, of this force was one Colonel Morton, who had

house until the peril passed by. The commander we thought that his own colors might be spread achieved considerable renown in the war for indo there.” It does not appear that the use of the pendence, and had still more recently displayed king's colors by the military of Massachusetts was desperate bravery in two desperate duels, in both resumed until 1684, when, by order of the major- of which he had cut his antagonist nearly to pieces general, the captains of companies were required, with the bowie knife. Indeed, from the notoriety " with all convenient speed,” to provide a suite of of his character for revenge, as well as courage, it colors for their respective commands, “ye ground

was thought that President Houston would ra

nounce his purpose touching the archives, so soon field or flight whereof is to be green, with a red as he should learn who was the leader of the oppocross with a while field in yo angle, according to sition. the ancient custom of our own English nation, and Morton, on his part, whose vanity fully equalled the English plantations in America, and our own his personal prowess, encouraged and justified the practice in our ships and other vessels.” The prevailing opinion by his boastful threats. He scruple against the use of the king's colors, ing the records by the march of an overpowering

swore that if the president did succeed in removhowever, still continued in many minds. Judge force, he would then himself hunt him down like a Samuel Sewall was, in 1685, captain of the south wolf, and shoot him with little ceremony, or stab company of militia in Boston. In his diary, under him in his bed, or waylay him in his walks of date of August 20, 1686, he writes : “ Read tenth recreation. He even wrote the hero of San Jacinto Jeremiah ; was in great exercise about the cross to that effect. The latter replied in a note of la to be put into the colors and afraid, if I should have

conic brevity : a hand in it, whether it may not hinder my entrance chives, I shall certainly come and take them; and

“ If the people of Austin do not send the ar into the holy land.” On the 11th November, 1686, if Colonel Morton can kill me, he is welcome to he resigned his commission, “ on account of an

my ear-cap.' order to put the cross in the colors.”

On the reception of this answer, the guard was doubled around the state-house. Chosen sentinels

were stationed along the road leading to the capital, From Noah's Weekly Messenger.

the military paraded the streets from morning till DEAF SMITH.

night, and a select caucus held permanent session in the city hall. In short, everything betokened a

coming tempest. ABOUT two years after the Texan revolution, a One day, while matters were in this precarious difficulty occurred between the new government condition, the caucus at the city hall was surprised and a portion of the people, which threatened the by the sudden appearance of a stranger, whose most serious consequences-even the bloodshed mode of entering was as extraordinary as his looks and horrors of civil war. Briefly, the cause was and dress. He did not knock at the closed doorthis : The constitution had fixed the city of Austin he did not seek admission there at all; but climb as the permanent capital, where the public archives ing unseen a small bushy-topped live oak, which were to be kept, with the reservation, however, of grew beside the wall, he leaped without sound or a power in the president to order their temporary warning through a lofty window. He was clothed removal in case of danger from the inroads of a altogether in buckskin, carried a long and very foreign enemy, or the force of a sudden insurrec- heavy rifle in his hand, wore at the button of on.

his left suspender a large bowie knife, and had in Conceiving that the exceptional emergency had his leathern belt a couple of pistols half the length arrived, as the Camanches frequently committed of his gun. He was tall, straight as an arrow, ravages within sight of the capital itself, Houston, active as a panther in his motions, with dark comwho then resided at Washington, on the Brazos, plexion and luxuriant jetty hair, with a severe, dispatched an order commanding his subordinate iron-like countenance, that seemed never to have functionaries to send the state records to the latter known a smile, and eyes of intense, vivid black, place, which he declared to be, pro tempore, the wild and rolling, and piercing as the point of a seat of government.

dagger. His strange advent inspired a thrill of It is impossible to describe the stormy excite- involuntary fear, and many preselit unconscionsly ment which the promulgation of this fiat raised in grasped the handles of their side-arms. Austin. The keepers of hotels, boarding-houses, • Who are you, that thus presumes 10 intrude groceries, and faru-banks, were thunder-struck, among gentlemen, without invitation?" demanded maddened to frenzy ; for the measure would be a Colonel Morton, ferociously essaying to cow down death-blow lothic : prosperity in business; and the stranger with his eye. accordingly, they determined at once to take the The latter returned his stare with compound in necessary steps io avert the danger, by opposing | terest, and laid his long, bony finger on liis lip, as


a sign-but of what, the spectators could not im- “ You are mistaken," replied Morton, with a agine.

smile ; "that mute is a hero, whose fame stands in “ Who are you? Speak! or I will cut an the record of a dozen battles, and at least half as answer out of your heart !” shouted Morton, al-many bloody duels. Besides, he is the favorite most distracted with rage by the cool, sneering emissary and bosom friend of Houston. If I have gaze of the other, who now removed his finger the good fortune to kill him, I think it will tempt from his lip, and laid it on the hilt of his monstrous the president to retract his vow against venturing knife.

any more on the field of honor." The fiery colonel then drew his dagger, and was

* You know the man, then. Who is he? in the act of advancing upon the stranger, when Who is he?" asked twenty voices together. several caught him and held him back, remonstrat- “ Deaf Smith," answered Morton, coolly: ing.

“ Why no; that cannot be. Deaf Smith was “Let him alone, Morton, for God's sake. Do slain at San Jacinto,” remarked Judge Webb. you not perceive that he is crazy?"

• There, again, your honor is mistaken,” said At the moment Judge Webb, a man of shrewd Morton. “ The story of Smith's death was a mere intellect and courteous manners, stepped forward, fiction, got up by Houston to save the life of his and addressed the intruder in a most respectful favorite from the sworn vengeance of certain Texmanner :

ans, in whose conduct he had acted as a spy. 1 “My good friend, I presume you have made fathomed the artifice twelve months since." mistake in the house. This is a private meeting, “If what you say be true, you are a madman where none but members are admitted.”

yourself!" exclaimed Webb. * Deaf Smith was The stranger did not appear to comprehend the never known to miss his mark. He has often words, but he could not fail to understand the mild brought down ravens in their most rapid flight, and and deprecatory manner. His rigid features re- killed Camanches and Mexicans at a distance of laxed, and moving to a table in the centre of the two hundred and fifty yards !" hall, where there were materials and implements Say no more,” answered Colonel Morton, in for writing, he seized a pen and traced one line: tones of deep determination ; “ the thing is already “ I am deaf.” He then held it up before the spec- settled. I have already agreed to meet him. tators, as a sort of natural apology for his own There can be no disgrace in falling before such a want of politeness.

shot, and, if I succeed, my triumph will confer the Judge Webb took the paper, and wrote a ques- greater glory!" tion, “ Dear sir, will you be so obliging as to Such was the general habit of thought and feelinform us what is your business with the present ing prevalent throughout Texas at that period. meeting?"

Towards evening a vast crowd assembled at the The other responded by delivering a letter in- place appointed to witness the hostile meeting; and scribed on the back, “ To the citizens of Austin." so great was the popular recklessness as to affairs They broke the seal and read it aloud. It was of ihe sort, that numerous and considerable sums from Houston, and showed the usual terse brevity were wagered on the result. At length the red of his style :

orb of the summer sun touched the curved rim of Fellow-CITIZENS :—Though in error, and the western horizon, covering it all with crimson deceived by the arts of traitors, I will give you and gold, and filling the air with a flood of burning three days more to decide whether you will sur- glory; and then the two mortal antagonists, armed render the public archives. At the end of that with long, ponderous rifles, took their station, back time you will please let me know your decision. to back, and at a preconcerted signal-the waving

San. Houston." of a white handkerchief-walked slowly and steadAfter the reading, the deaf man waited a few ily off in opposite directions, counting their steps seconds, as if for a reply, and then turned and was until each had measured fifty. They both comabout to leave the hall, when Colonel Morton inter- pleted the given number about the same instant, posed, and sternly beckoned him back to the table. and then they wheeled, each to aim and fire when The stranger obeyed, and Morton wrote: “ You he chose. As the distance was great, both paused were brave enough to insult me by your threaten- for some seconds—long enough for the beholders ing looks ten minutes ago ; are you brave enough to flash their eyes from one to the other, and mark now to give me satisfaction?"

the striking contrast betwixt them. The face of The stranger penned his reply: “I am at your Col. Morton was calm and smiling, but the smile service!"

it bore had a most murderous meaning. On the Morton wrote again : “Who will be your sec- contrary, the countenance of Deaf Smith was stern ond?"

and passionless as ever. A side-view of his featThe stranger rejoined: “ I am too generous to ures might have been mistaken for a profile done seek an advantage ; and too brave to fear any on in cast-iron. The one, too, was dressed in the the part of others; therefore I never need the aid richest cloth, the other in smoke-tinted leather. of a second."

But that made no difference in Texas then ; for the Morton penned :-“ Name your terms."

heirs of heroic courage were all considered peersThe stranger traced, without a moment's hesita- the class of inferiors embraced none but cowards. tion : “ Time, sunset this evening ; place, the left Presently two rifles exploded with simultaneous bank of the Colorado, opposite Austin ; weapons, roars. Colonel Morton gave a prodigious bound rifles ; and distance, a hundred yards. Do not fail upwards, and dropped to the earth a corpse. Deaf to be in time!"

Smith stood erect, and immediately began to reHe then took three steps across the floor, and load his rifle ; and then, having finished his brief disappeared through the window as he had entered. task, he hastened away into the adjacent forest.

“ What!” exclaimed Judge Webb, " is it possi- Three days afterwards General Houston, accomble, Colonel Morton, that you intend to fight that panied by Deaf Smith and ten more men, appeared man? He is a mute, if not a positive maniac. in Austin, and without further opposition removed Such a meeting, I fear, will sadly tarnish the lus- the state papers. tre of your laurels."

The history of the hero of the foregoing anec 39




dole was one of the most extraordinary ever known to the associated ministers in this town, and they in the West. He made his advent in Texas at an are unanimously of the opinion that the measure early period, and continued to reside there until your Association have proposed, for an impression his death, which happened some two years ago ; of the Bible, will not answer. And for these reabut although he had many warm personal friends, sons: All the printers in town put together have no one could ever ascertain either the land of his not types sufficient for such an impression ; and if birth, or a single gleam of his previous biography. they had, proper paper, in quantity, is not to be When he was questioned on the subject, he laid procured but by sending for it to Europe. Besides, his finger on his lip; and if pressed more urgently if there was a sufficiency both of type and paper, his brow writhed, and his dark eye seemed to shoot the Bibles could not possibly be sold so cheap as sparks of livid fire! He could write with aston- those that are imported from abroad. Moreover, an ishing correctness and facility, considering his sit-impression could not be completed within two years uation; and although denied the exquisite pleasure as it must be a very large one, and would not be for and priceless advantages of the sense of hearing, the advantage either of the printers or buyers of the nature had given him ample compensation, by an books, if the number were less than twenty or thirty eye quick and far-seeing as an eagle's, and a smell thousand. Furthermore, there is not the least reakeen and incredible as that of a raven. He could sonable prospect the General Court would be at the discover objects moving miles away in the far-off expense of such an impression of the Bible, as they prairie, when others could perceive nothing but are so greatly in debt. earth and sky; and the rangers used to declare I would yet add, I have spoken with some of our that he could catch the scent of a Mexican or printers and booksellers, who concur with the minIndian at as great a distance as a buzzard could isters in town in their opinion upon your proposed distinguish the odor of a dead carcass.

measure ; and say, further, that Bibles are now imIt was these qualities which fitted him so well ported from Holland, and more may daily be exfor a spy, in which capacity he rendered invaluable pected. services to Houston's army during the war of inde- I should have written before now, but that I knew pendence. He always went alone, and generally of no opportunity of sending to you. And I know obtained the information desired. His habits in of none at present, but think it proper to have a private life were equally singular. He could letter in readiness to be sent, whenever I can hear never be persuaded to sleep under the roof of a of a way to send it. house, or even to use a tent-cloth. Wrapped in I am, in the name of our Association here, his blanket he loved to lie out in the open air,

Your humble servant, under the blue canopy of pure ether, and count the

CHARLES CHAUNCEY. stars, or gaze with a yearning look at the melan- Rev. Mr. Joseph Lyman. eholy moon. When not employed as a spy or

N. Y. Observer. guide, he subsisted by hunting, being often absent on solitary excursions for weeks and even months

RECOLLECTION OF COLERIDGE.-I have been out together in the wilderness. He was a genuine son

at Coleridge's. He is a little, clerical-looking of nature, a grown up child of the woods and

man, but common in appearance, rather poor, inprairie, which he worshipped with a sort of Pagan deed, and without mark in the figure and face, adoration. Excluded by his infirmities from cor- except that he has most uncommonly snowy hair ; dial fellowship with his kind, he made the inani- it is perfectly white, and long, but does not ware, mate things of the earth his friends, and entered by which prevents its having much effect. His look the heart's own adoption into brotherhood with the is not especially poetic. The moment he is seated, luminaries of heaven! Wherever there was land as has been said, he begins to talk, and on it goes, or water, barren mountains or tangled brakes of Aowing and full, almost without even what might wild waving cane, there was Deaf Sinith's home, be called paragraphic division, and leaving colloquy and there he was happy; but in the streets of great out of the question entirely. He talked of the efcities, in all the great thoroughfares of men, wher- fect Italy had upon himself, and wandered on about ever there was flattery or fawning, base cunning or the Italian painters and poets. I mentioned my craven fear, there was Deaf Smith an alien and an drawings from the Ancient Mariner, and he exexile.

pressed his very favorable opinion of them. I Strange soul! he hath departed on the long jour- recollect, upon calling, Mrs. Gilman requested me ney, away among those high bright stars which not to sit above half an hour, for Mr. Coleridge were his night lamps ; and he liath either solved was unable to stand fatigue, and was apt, forgetting or ceased to ponder the deep mystery of the magic time, to talk too long. " The old man eloquent word, “life.”

He is dead; therefore let his received me very kindly. His eye sh ne in tears errors rest in oblivion, and his virtues be remem- as he spoke. He shook me kindly by the hand at pered with hope.

parting, and hoped, if he lived, to see me again.

Memoir of David Scott, R. S. A. PROPOSED EDITION OF THE BIBLE IN 1782.

About the close of the Revolution, the Rev. Dr. BEAUTIFUL IGNORANCE.--A gentleman was once Joseph Lyman, of Hatfield, Mass., wrote, in behalf riding in Scotland by a bleaching ground, where a of the Association to which he belonged, to the poor woman was at work watering her webs of ministers of Boston, making suggestions respecting linen cloth. Ile asked her where she went to the publication of an edition of the Holy Scriptures. church, what she had heard on the preceding day, The following letter, written in reply, in the name and how much she remembered. She could not even of the associated ministers of Boston, has been tell the text of the last sermon. “ And what good handed us for publication. It presents the printing can the preaching do you," said he,“ if you forget resources of Boston, at that day, in singular contrast it all?" " Ah, sir,”: replied the poor woman, " if with those of the present time.

you look at this web on the grass, you will see that Boston, April 2d, 1752. as fast as ever I put the water on it, the sun dries Rev. Sir,-I have communicated your letter it all up; and yet, I see it gets whiter and whiter."

From the Examiner, 191h Jan. success of her attempted loan. Notwithstanding THE RUSSIAN LOAN.

all that has been said and written about the decay Mr. COBDEN's prediction has been verified. of the Ottoman Empire, and the prostration of its After one campaign Russia is resorting to a loan. remaining strength through the abolition of old Hungary has been laid waste, the traditional lib- institutions and the abortive nature of its attempt erties of its people have been violently suppressed, to establish new, Turkey has sincerely and steadits defenders butchered in the field, its patriots ily, if partially, progressed in its reforms. The murdered by judicial sentence, and now the momentary weakness they occasioned has been instruments of these iniquities clamor for their succeeded by a real increase of strength. The wages, which we, says Mr. Cobden, are called on unwilling regulars, by which her brave but insubto supply. This is true, but not the whole truth. ordinate hordes were ill-replaced, have been transThe loan is undoubtedly intended to fill up the muted into a force formidable and disciplined. hiatus occasioned by the temporary appropriation, These troops are under such control, the Ottoman to the prosecution of the Hungarian war, of reve- rule is now so mild, that last year the Wallachinues raised with difficulty to meet the current ex- ans, whose territory Russian and Turkish armies penditure of government. For there is no one, conjointly occupied, made a revolution to abolish we take it, even in the proverbially credulous class serfdom and in favor of the exclusive protectorate of lenders upon foreign security, so simple as to of the Porte. Russia interfered to reëstablish believe in the application of these proposed funds serfdom, and this step has deeply injured the to the completion of the Moscow railway, which, interest she had cultivated with the co-religiontogether with the Neva bridge, has for years past ary populations of Bulgaria, which is still a played in Russian finance the same part as the Turkish province, and of Serbia, which, nominalcat in the domestic economy of private families in ly Turkish, but practically independent, is rich, this metropolis. Begun before thousands of miles warlike, influential with its Sclavonic neighbors, of railway long since in operation in other coun- and was until recently devoted to Russian intries had been even thought of, it is now, however terests. tardily, too rear its completion to require the pre- Russia had counted on the gradual extinction tended outlay. But what we have stated as the of the Ottoman strength, and on the enthusiastic object of this loan is not the whole truth, nor the coöperation of the Turkish Christians. But worst feature of it. Strong grounds exist for the Turkey is recovering vigor. The Moldo-Walbelief that it has reference as direct to a desolat- lachians, who have tasted, are disgusted with, ing future as to a sanguinary past. If its object the Russian rule; while the Serbians begin to were only to recruit exhausted strength, and, in suspect and dread it, and watch obviously to let proposing it, Russia afforded evidence, that, like events determine whether they shall pursue an the offending wasp, it had parted even for a season independent or a Russian line of policy. with its sting, the friends of progress might find The Daily News, in some excellent articles, some consolation in that reflection ; whilst those has been recently throwing much light on this who mistake for the quietude of order that explo- Serbian question, which is, in fact, that of the sive silence of elements which brute force precari- integrity of the Porte. ously represses, and who are willing to purchase The attitude of the Russian representative at this dangerous quietude at any price, might repose Belgrade, his arrogant assumption in taking prein the belief that it had really been attained. But cedence of the reigning prince before the whole there is every reason to infer that these funds are population, his residence in the best quarters, in required not merely to cover the deficiencies occa- the house of the chief minister, his attempt to urge sioned by a past campaign, but to nerve Russia the Serbians to some overt act against the Porte, for another, which will inevitably this time involve the check his influence received through the firmourselves in expenditure and war, unless we be ness of the latter on the question of extradition prepared to abandon Turkey to its fate—a sup- and the appearance of the British fleet, the subposition which the unanimous expression of opin- sequent rebellion of the minister against his preion on a recent occasion shows to be inadmissible. tensions, and the determination of the Serbs to

Russia, if it succeed in filling up the gap occa- open a trade with the west, and purchase British sioned by its Hungarian expedition, will possess cloths; are remarkable indications of the real the same financial resources in crossing over the weakness of Russia in this quarter. On the Danube as when traversing the Carpathians. other hand, the revival of Russian influence, through

Beyond that river, the belief is almost as uni- the concessions of the Porte in detaining the Hunversal in the southernward advance of Russia in the garian refugees and expelling a portion of the spring, as the conviction entertained on this side Poles, (a revival evidenced by the immediate apof the channel as to the continuance of peace. pointment to the ministry of the most abject of If we pause to examine what is passing in Turkey the Russian tools, and by the declaration of the and the Danubian principalities, many indications prince that no Serbian should be sent for education are discernible that this is conditionally the intent anywhere but to Russia,) may serve sufficiently to of Russia. And the conditions determining the indicate the impolicy of our apathetic tone recently execution or postponement of that aggression may taken in this matter, and of the dangers which not unreasonably be supposed to be the failure or menace Turkey from any appearance of weak

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