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From the No York Girelle, of Ipril 10, 1819. misery, without, however, injuring nature; that Mail Robbers -Shortly after the apprehension nothing else was a crime, but taking away the of Mauric, one of the muil robbers, he wrote the life of a fellow being; but that it was natural to following confession in the French language, ad. || share with them part of their money—that if ve dressed to Mr. Hopson, one of the police magis. were willing to help him in his object, (Bertrand trates. Having procured a translation, we now and I) we should go on the Philadelphia road, give it to the readers of the New York Gazette, | stop the mail stage that comes every day and as an interesting statement. The writing and that, without injuring any body, we should seize ponctuation prove that this unfortunate young a part of the letters, and that we certainly would man bas been well educated He informs us that find money in them. I must confess, sir, and he has a mother, wife, and three children, now God is my witness, that my blood was chilled at living at Marseilles, that he has been a midship. these proposals; but the Doctor, perceiving my man in the French navy, and that his father was a agitation, soon resumed his philosophical discommander of a frigate in the same service, and course to try to persuade me, and we parted was killed in battle. He is a man of handsome without agreeing upon any thing. This converaddress, and of apparent candor.
sation took place in front of the door of my (TRANSLATION.)
boarding house; I went in and told Bertrand To Mr. Hopson, Police Magistrate, New York. what the Doctor had said-he was as much sur
Sin,-Ever since I have been confined, my in prised as myself, and we said nothing more on tention has been to make a general confession of the subject. The next day, the Doctor took care a crime that brought me to prison. The disor- to call on us again at our boarding house, and dered state of my mind, together with the shame found Bertrand and myself in our bed room of being exposed to the public, has heretofore After speaking of various matters, which had prevented me. I was waiting to speak to some nothing to do with the subject, he resumed the magistrate in private-to open my heart to him conversation of the preceding day. He said all and to convince him that I was not born to be a he could, and related the many advantages to criminat, I bad the happiness of seeing you on those who had been engaged in a similar enter. Friday morning last, the 5th instant, but you were prize; that in the most unfortunate result, tbat if attended by several persons. 1, however, dia taken and convicted, they could only condemn to confess that I was one of the criminals, and that I five years. continement that he was perfectly was desirous of seeing you in private. You pro- | well acquainted with the American laws. I will mised to come and see me again, and I had that not conceal from you sir, that tbe whole of his pleasure only to-day, (Sunday,) and I have reliev. | discourse did not persuade me, but confused my ed my heart in disclosing every particular of my mind, and brought me to a state of stupor: Í crime; and you have permitted me to write the perceived that Bertrand felt the same--and the
Doctor went away. The next day brought a new About three months since I left captain John visit, and a new discourse on the same subject. Brown, I came to New York, and boarded at Mr. At last, Bertrand and myself agreed to comply Johnson's, Dover street, No. 8. I employed my. if we could do nothing better. I immediately self for some time in working on board several called on captain Rousseau to inquire about the vessels, and I was waiting for the equipment of a equipment of his schooner: He told me that he suall schooner belonging to Mr. Rousseau, a
must wait for news from Bordeaux. At last, French captain, No. 81, Pump street, who had being determined to follow the plan that disorpromised that I should go with him as mate. The dered our minds, Bertrand procured two fowling delays exhausted my pecuniary means. I owed pieces, and I borrowed one. some money for my board, some to a Frenchman We started, as well as I can remember, OR who had lent me money, some to my shoemaker, Tuesday afternoon. The Doctor armed with a &c. All this rendered my situation very painful. gun, a pistol, and a table knife. Bertrand had a When I was boarding at Mr. Johnson's I became gun and a pistol. I had a gun and a knife. We acquainted with a young countryman of mine, crossed in a steam-boat, and our guide was the named Bertrand. His good temper soon made us Doctor, who had, as he told us, been on that road intimate friends.
before. We got through Newark about 6 o'clock He was employed in dressing leather, and hav. in the evening, and travelled farther. After baing nothing to do for some time past, our misery | ving, passed a turnpike gate, we came near a was rendered equal. About 3 weeks ago, more
small wood. We agreed to wait at that place, or less, a Frenchiman about 28 or 30 years of age, and after having laid downour arms in the woods, calling bimself a doctor, boarding in a French we began to walk to and fro.' Each of us gave boarding house, in Vandewater-street, No. 11, ( up to our own reflections. Bertrand was the came to our boarding house. He told me that first to break the silence, and told us that if we he was the only seaman at his house at that time; were compelled to go back to New York, we that he was desirous of going to sea as a sailor, should certainly be recognized, being obliged to
After haying made him some repre- || return the same way that we came; but the Docsentations on the subject, I took him on board a tor observed, that he could conduct us to Brunssloop, wliich was going to sail for Port-au Prince, I wick and return to New York in the steam boat. hut ihe captain told us he had a complete crew. We soon entered the wood, and the Doctor kind. He then gave me a picture of his misery, and I led a fire, and got asleep, as well as Bertrand. I felt a concern in his favor on account of his mis, was awake all night, my blood being too much fortunes. I spoke of him to my friend Bertrand, agitated to allow me to sleep. During this time, and should have been very glad to help him, but when no body was interrupting me, I considered I was as miserable as himself. He came to see all the horror of the deed we were about to com. us every day, and we soon became intimate. At mit. I awoke my companions, and using as ! last, one day (unfortunate day for us) he told | pretext what Bertrand had already said, I refused me there was some means of alleviating our to co-operate in the acti Bertrand joined nei
“ If you
and the Doctor finding himself unable to persuade || passed through Elizabethtown. On the road we us, also joined us, observing that the day would || found a barn full of bay about four miles from be too far spent when the mail coach would pass. Elizabethtown. Here we slept a few hours. Indeed we saw the mail passing as the day was about two o'clock in the morning we awoke, and breaking, and we did not move from our place. I travelled to a place where there was a wood on Soon after, we got on the road to Newark, and each side of the road, about two miles from the we reached New York about 11 o'clock in the place where we had slept. We went on a little morning on Wednesday; when each of us went further, and stopt to wait for the coach. I had to his lodgings, after having returned the guns || forgotten to state that the doctor had a pistol and we had borrowed.
a knife. Bertrand had two pistols and a knife, It was decreed, sir, that this deed should be and I had a pistol and a knife. We had each a perpetrated. The same day we arrived in New piece of leather to cover our faces--the doctor's York, the Doctor called on us, and told us that was white, that of Bertrand and mine were yelhis landlord had misused bim, because he was low. A few minutes after we had stopt, we indebted to him for a week and a half's board I heard the noise of the coach wheels. Would you that he had no shirt-and that he was determined believe it, sir, that this noise made my blood run to go and commit the robbery himself, if we cold!- Never did I tremble so much! 'I could would furnish him with arms. We remonstrated, || scarcely contain myself, and instead of going toand he returned to his lodgings. The next day, wards the noise, I retreated precipitately, as if Bertrand told me that the landlady had asked running before an enemy. 'All at
once the him for some money, and that he owed her doctor stopt and drank some rum. We also took eleven or twelve dollars. As for me, they did some, and then the coach was very near us. We not ask for money; but I perceived that they were all three before the horses. The doctor were quite cool to me. I owed them about took his pistol, and cried to the driver in English, eighteen dollars. A Frenchimen named Bunon,“ Stop! or 1 kill you.” The driver stopt, and we a servant of captain Brown, called on me for four went near the coach. The doctor opened the dollars he had lent me. Jo short, I did not know door, and told me to cut the traces of the horses, what to do, on account of my debts and wants. so that if the horses should proceed, the wheels I called on Thursday on captain Rousseau, to in- would not hurt us. I cut the left-hand traces, quire when he would commence fitting out his and was about to cut the others, but the driver vessel, knowing that he had received advices told me not to do it; I obeyed.' I went to the from Bordeaux. I could not see him, but his | door where Bertrand and the Doctor were The wife told me that she was directed by her hus. Doctor had a pistol in his hand, levelled towards band to tell me that the captain, being well satis- | the coach, saying to the persons inside, fied with my conduct, would not take any other | move I'll kill you." I immediately pushed the person for his mate. But, that the fitting out of Doctor aside, turning his pistol another way. I bis vessel was postponed for some time; and told him in French, that by holding his pistol that that I must try to find some employment. This way, he run the risk of injuring somebody, and postponement was a thunderstroke to me and to that that was not the way he had promised to be Bertrand, who intended to ship on board of her. || have. I immediately threw my pistol on the road, Not knowing what to do, and the doctor calling || and with my hands í pressed the knees of a lady again to see us, and renewing the conversation, who was alarmed and crying; and I said in Enwe agreed again to follow him on the road to glish, “Ladies and gentlemen, I implore you in Philadelphia. Bertrand having declared that he || the name of God, be not alarmed, we will not hurt would not return to New York after the action, | you.” The lady offered to give me a bundle of but go on to Philadelphia. I mentioned at my || linen, and I refused it. In the mean while, Berlodgings, that I had received a letter from Phila- | trand inquired of the driver where the letters delphia, from one of my uncles, who wanted to were. Being informed, the Doctor with his see me. A French gentlemen that we knew in knife, cut open the leather bag and threw several. New York, had given to Bertrand half a piece of|| bundles on the road; and came again to the door, blue cloth, to try to sell it for him. We sold it and told me to take the letters out of the bag. I at auction, and got for it seventeen dollars. I complied, and the Doctor remained at the door, as paid four dollars and a half to my landlady, and well as Bertrand. After I had taken several buna gave her a due bill for fifteen dollars, which she | dles of letters, I told the driver to go on, and be has still. Bertrand paid three dollars, he owed started. Bertrand told him to stop a little longer, to a Frenchman, and gave to our landlady his due to give us time to pick up the letters; but the bill for eleven dollars. The balance was employ-|| driver did not mind him. ed in buying two pistols and some provisions After having secured the letters, I looked for At last we agreed to start on Sunday, the 31st of my arms I had thrown on the road, which I found January, after dinner. We started in company after some trouble. We then started for Bruns. with a young Frenchman by the name of Cleman, wick, and walked about a short mile, when we enwho accompanied us to the steam boat. We had || tered a field on the left of the road. Here we a cocoa nut shell filled with rum at Mr. Fleuri's, opened a part of the letters, and foirnd a quantity where Bertrand borrowed twelve shillings. In of newspapers, and about fifty dollars, wbich is all crossing the Park, we met the doctor, who join. I had then seen. We bere left the letters open, ed us. Near the steam boat, we entered a por. || and proceeded towards Brunswick. We walked ter house, to take something, and the Doctor left || a few miles, passing several houses. We passed us and went to the steam boat, without being per.over some fields on the right hand of the road. ceived by Mr. Cleman. A few minutes after we The day beginning to break; it was Monday, the followed, and bid Cleman good bye. We took || 1st of February; and being pretty far from the the road to Newark, and passed through that road, we opened another parcel of the letters, but place about 6 o'clock without stopping. We they contained little else than newspapers. We travelled further on the Philadelphia road and found only one three dollar bill, and another one of
two dollars. The Doctor kindled a fire and burnt that when we met in New York I should give the papers we had opened, and we proceeded them to him, and he would change them. He through several fields and woods with the rem. then wanted to throw away the watch for fear it nant of the letters in a pocket handkerchief. I would be known; I asked it of him, to use along forgot to state, that after leaving the coach, the the roadl; he gave it to me. He kept his pistol Doctor took a watch out of his pocket, and now with him, and said he would never part with its says he, I shall be able to know what o'clock it is. He told us to take care-if you are stopt, you are I was astonished and expressed to him how sorry lost. I then toki hiin, “ You did not tell us this I was that he should have done it, after his pro-ll before we left New York.” What I told you, said mises. He told also, he had received of the he, was only to engage you to come. Then, said gentlemen six shillings, and that Bertrand had al hoe," have a care-good bye!" and he left us. It so received six shillings, while I was picking up was about 5 o'clock Bertrand and myself left our the letters. Having arrived in a wood, near a hol. | pistols, and covered them with leaves. - We then Jow tree, Bertrand and the Doctor opened several proceeded to Newark. bundles of letters; I sat near then looking on; About 11 o'clock we heard a horse coming at Bertrand opened a letter in which he found a full speed, and we bid ourselves in a field. Here three thousand dollar bill; and another one in | 1 concealcd the watch the Doctor had given to which he found a one thousaud dollar bill.
me; and proceeded on our way till midnight, He opened several others, and found in one 12 when, being much exhausted by fatigue and bills of one hundred dollars cach-in another, he bunger, we threw ourselves down in a field to found one bill of one boundred dollars; and in se. At the break of day we arose and proceed. veral others the Doctor found several bills of fiftyed on our way to Newark. At about 8 o'clock, doliars, several of twenty, ten, tive, and a few of we called at a house, and asked for a piece of one and two dollars. They gave me all those bills bread, for which I gave one shilling and six pence, to keep, I having a pocket book. We put the which Bertrand had given to me. At 9 o'clock letters in the hole of the tree, and stopt it with we saw a cart going to Newark. Bertrand asked leaves. We then proceeded through some fields leave to get into it. The driver gave leave, and and woods. At last, we opened the few remain- we arrived at Newark about 10 o'clock Bertrand ing letters, but found nothing. We laid the let-|| wanted to cross the briilge, but I had not the cour. ters on the ground, and covered them with leaves, age to do it; and we went and hid ourselves along and also concealed our knives under ground. We the river among the bushes. At 5 o'clock in the then proceeded, and found a road to a village, the evening, we took a small boat, and crossed the name of which I have forgotten. We found a river with two sticks-took the road to New honse where the Doctor asked to buy some milk || York, and arrived at 9 o'clock at the place where and bread. Being answered in the affirmative, hel the horse boat crosses, having only stopt at a called us and we entered. The Doctor breakhouse on the road to take a small piece of bread. fasted copiously, but Bertrand and myself could It was too late for the horse boat to cross the not eat any thing. We only drank some milk and river; and we took a small boat lying on the wharf tea, to calm our agitated blood. The Doctor paid with two oars; got into it, and crossed the North two shillings, and we went on. To tell you the River. We landeil at the place where the horse truth, sir, I did not know where we were going; | boat comes in, and there tied the boat, so that but the Doctor, who was our guide, told us we it could be found the next day. We went into a were going to Philadelphia; and that if we would cellar, where we got something to eat to comfort help him, we should stop the first gig we should our stomachs, exhausted by fatigue and hunger. see, compel the surrender of it, and use it, the After supper, Bertrand told me the best plan sooner to reach Philadelphia; I opposed this new would be to go to spend the night with Mr. project with all my powers.
Lonis, the shoemaker, who lodges in the lower I told him I was already in despair for the enor- part of the city, and who had boarded two months mities we had committed, and that I would wil.
We went there, and as he had gone to lingly give a pint of my blood not to have been bed, he told us that his landlady would give us engged in them. Then a dispute arose among || lodgings. She did so, and there we spent the us; the Doctor called Bertrand and myself, cow. night. The next day, Tuesday, the 2d of Feb. ards and children; and said he thought he had to wlien I got up, Bertrand told me to go and buy deal with different men. Speaking thus, we went hiin a pair of shoes, because he had been obliged through several fields, and found a road to a small to cut away his boots, his feet being swelled. He village, situated on the bank of a river; the Doc | also wanted a pair of pantaloons, a pair of stock. tor wished to pass over the bridge, but I thought || ings, and a handkerchief. I then went and bought every one could read in my face my guilt. I op- two pair of shoes, two pair of stockings, two pair posed it, and went to hide myself in a neiglıbor- of pantaloons, two pocket havdkerchiefs, one ing wood-Bertrand and the Doctor followed me neck handkerchief, and a shirt. Bertrand dress. we remained there till dark, when I expressed ed. We took a cup of tea, and went out, after my opinion in favor of returning to New York, || having given our landlady four shillings for our whatever might befal me. Bertrand agreed to ac- | bed, &c. We intended to go to change the company me—the Doctor said he would part with shoes of Bertrand, that were too small. We us; that he would sleep in that village; that the stopped at Mr. Louis', to whom we owed and next day he would take a coach for Brunswick, 1 paid five shillings, and just as we were ready to and thence take the steamboat, and be in New go out, we were stopped by some police officers. York before tis. fle asked for a share of the bills, We obeyed without opposition, and we were and I made the distribution. The Doctor had 607 conducted to prison. On the way, I threw out of olollars, Bertrand the same, and I the same. The my pocket, first, the two bills of one and three bills of 1000 and 3000 dollars were too large to thousand dollars, and the bundle of bills which be changed; and I was not bold enough to attempt was my share. Some person picked them up. t() change thiem. lle told me then to keep them, Thesey Sir, are the pure and exact truths.
DY T. MOORE.
This is the only instance of guilt during a life of
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 30 years. I have by my good and regular cort- From a London paper of the 17th February, 1819. duct, always secured the good will and esteem of The commercial world will learn with satisface all who knew me. You yourself have witnessed tion, that a plån has been commenced under the the opimion of captain Join Brown, with whom Tauspices of the British government, for determin. have lived five months and a half; that of cap- ling the relative contents of the weights and meatain Allen, with whom I have lived two months, sures of all trading countries. This important and captain Thomas Walf, of when I have a cer- subject is to be accomplished by procuring from tificate-in short, of every person who has known abroad correct copies of toreign standards, and me ever since I have lived in New York. May I comparing them with those of England at his maGod inspire you with compassion for me and my jesty's mint. Such a comparison, which could be friend Bertrand! Would io heaven you could effected only at a moment of universal peace, has read our hearts! and you would clearly perceive never been attempted on a plan sufficiently genethat we have been brought hither, not by inclina. || ral or systematic; and hence the errors and contion to crime, but by our misery and perfidious | tradictions which abound in tables of foreign advice. Be so good as to grant is your protec. 1 weights and measures; even in works of the hightion! and with it our sufferings will be alleviated. est authority. In order, therefore, to reinedy 2n Believe that we will henceforth live to redeem inconvenience so perplexing in commerce, vis. our guilt by our good conduct, and in daily grati- count Castlereagh has, by the recommendation of tude we will bless the man who may have contri- li the board of trade, issued a circular, dated March buted to the preservation of our lives.
16, 1818, directing all the British consu's abroad I have the honor to be, sir, your most humble to send home copies of the principal standards and obedient servant,
used within their respective consulates, verified JI. MAURIC.
by the proper authorities and acompanied by ex. Sunday, February 7, 1819.
planiory papers and other documents relative to
the subject. Most of his lordship's orders have TRIAL OF THE MAIL ROBBERS.
been already executed in a very till and satisfac
tory manner. The despatches and packages From the Trenion True American, of the 12th of transmitted on the occasion are deposited at the April, 1819.
royal miat, where the standards are to be forthOn Wednesday last came on before the United with compared. States' circuit court sitting in this city, the trial of Joseph Mauric, Pierre Bertrand, and Ambrose La
THEY MAY RAIL AT THIS LIFE. Croix Ubaluy, alias Dr. Henri, alias Dr. Dessereaux, on indictments found against then by the Grand Jury for robbing the United States mail,
Air-Roch boin shin doc. and putting the driver's life in jeopardy. After They may rail at this life-from the hour I began it, the examination of the witnesses was gone I've found it a life full of kindness and bliss; through, the cause was opened on the part of the And until they can show me some happier planet, United States by Mr. Millvaine, the district at- More social and bright, I'll content me with this. toruey, and on that of the prisoners by Mr. Wall, As long as the world has such eloquent eyes, Mr. L. H. Stockton, and Mr. Ewing followed, in As before me this moment enraptured I see, defence of the prisoners; and Mr. M'llvaine They may say what they will of their orbs in the skies, closed, on behalf of the United States. Judge But this carth is the planet for you, love, and me. Washington charged the jury, reciting and ex:
Iu Mercury's star, where each moment can bring them pounding the law. The jury went out about 10
New sunshine and wit from the fountain on high, o'clock at night, and came in about twelve, with
Tho' the nymphs may have livelier poets to sing the!, a verdict of guilty so far as related to rubbing the
They've none, even there, more enainour'd than 1. mail, and not guilty of jeopardizing the life of the
And, as long as this harp can be waken'd to love, driver.
And that eye its divine inspiration shall be, On Thursday morning, at 10 o'clock, the pri
They may talk as they will of their Edens above, soners were again brought to the bar; and judge
But this earth is the planet for you, love, and ine. Washington, after observing that from his understanding of the law and the evidence, he had no In that star of the west, by whose shadowy splendor, doubt the prisoners had justly incurred ihe pe. At twilight so oiten we've roam'd through the dew, nalty of death, for putting the life of the driver There are maidens, perhaps, who have bosoms as tender, in jeopardy; and intimating that he apprehended
And look, in their twilights, as lovely as you: the jury had been too much influenced by their
But tho' they were even more bright than the green, feelings; proceeded to pronounce the sentence
Of that isle they inhabit in the heaven-blue sea, of the court which was, ten years sclitary con
As I never these fair young celestials have seen, finement-the longest term allowed by law for
Why—this earth is the planet for you, love, and me. robbing the mail only.
As for those chilly orbs on the verge of creation, From the commencement to the close of the
Where sunshine and siniles must be equally rare, trial, the court room was constantly crouded with
Did they want a supply of cold hearts for that station, spectators and auditors; and the sympathy and Heaven knows we have plenty on earth we could spare. regret generally expressed wiiile the expectation Oh! think what a world we should have of it here, prevailed that the prisoners would be found guilty If the haters of peace, of affection and glee, of jeopardizing the life of the driver, and of course Were to fly up to Saturn's comfortles, sphere, sentenced to suffer death-taken with the verdict
And leave earth to such spirits as you, love, and me. of the jury on that point-prove cunclusively that sanguinary punishments, for crimes short of ac- From the St. John's (N. B.) Star, of April 2. tual murder, are not consonant with the princi. We have been politely buided (with perinis. pies and feclings of this community.
sion to publish the same the foMowing letters.
for the information of merchants and all persons of the cargo to the port of destination, no 'ton. interested in navigation; and we congratulate the nage duties, nor duties on such part of the cargo, public that the same liberal construction has been are to be exacted. given officially to the American law, which has It is to be understood, however, that no addi. ever been the characteristic feature of the British: tional cargo is to be permitted to be taken on
British Consulate, Newport, R. I. board, except provisions and sea stores, absolute
16th March, 1819. His Britannic Majesty's Consul for the state of
Wiib, &c. Rhode Island encloses to the collector of St. John,
JOS. ANDERSON. New Brunswick, a copy of a letter from the Ame. To Willian Ellery, esq. rican Comptroller at Washington, respecting the Collector, Newport, R. I. British schooner James, Cronk, master, from Ja. maica, which put into this port in distress.
From the Aurora. It shows under what circumstances British vessels from the West Indies, or British provinces
THE DEVIL AMONG TIE TAILORS." in Nortl: America, though otherways prohibited,
The journeymen tailors in New York, it ap. may enter any port in the United States.
pears, have bad what they called a turn out-that
is, they have combined not to work, unless certain (copr.)
conditions which they prescribe are complied
with. Treasury Department , Comptrollers } value of his own labor, and every man who
Every man has a right to determine the SIR, -A letter addressed by the British consulploys others has the right to determine what he at Newport to Anthony St. John Baker, his Bri
can afford, or what wages he will give; the right
to refuse is equal; but combinations of one class, tannic Majesty's consul general to the United States, containing the following representation, to force another class into any measure against has been submitted to my consideration:
their free will, is an usurpation which violates That “ the British schooner James, Cronk, || tion in this case, of the tailors in New York, which
the first law of society; but there is an aggrava. master, bound on a voyage from Jamaica to St. John, springing a very bad leak, was obliged to
merits' a particular and marked detestation: one put into Newport, to save the vessel and the lives of the avowed objects of their turn out is to of the people, of which a protest had been made" pel the master tailors not to employ women in any -And' that you considered the vessel liable to part of the Sailor's work. The stupidity and bru. seizure, under the act of Congress of the last ses
tality of this unmanly conspiracy, requires no co. sion of Congress.
loring to mark its odium; those wretched men, From an attentive examination of the language whose conduct almost justifies the contempt that of the first section of that act; and keeping in
has become proverbial on the occupation-would view the principles of universal law, I am of opi- shut ont a numerous class of females from indusnion that ihe section in question contemplates on.
try and bread, in order to enhance their own wa. ly cases of an ordinary nature.
ges, which is more than three times the wages The words “shall enter or attempt to enter,"
that the same class of men receive in England; according to my views, should be interpreted as
indifferent to humanity and to the equal rights implying a voluntary act, and without necessity. I which they possess, these wretches would con
A British vessel, therefore, bound from a Bri: sign women to indigence, that they might the tish colonial possession closed to the vessels of the
more effectually impose upon the public. United States, to some other foreign port, on be
The original cause of casting odium on the oc. ing forced by stress of weather, or some other cupation of a tailor, and making him the butt of urgent or unavoidable circumstance, to put into a ridicule as only the ninth part of a man, arose out port of the United States, ought not to be consi- of a similar occurrence; in about two centuries dered as coming within the operation of the act. I ago, this trade of a tailor was performed wholly The distress, or other urgent or unavoidable cir- | by women; it was scandalous and effeminate for cumstance, should, however, be proved in a clear || men to work at the needle-this occurred in and satisfactory manner. It should be made ap. || the period when the doublet, tunic, and trunk hose
England about the close of the fifteenth century; pear that there was, at least, a moral necessity for began to give way to the French frock and skirted entering the port. If, from the situation of the vessel on her ar.
coat, with cape and collar, and the flapped rival, or from any other circumstances which have breeches; when the name of a male tailor became come to your knowledge, you shouid have just
as opprobrious as that of man milliner in modern grounds to suspect that the coming was under times. It is a curious instance of revolution in false pretences, it would be proper to make a
manners that the men tailors should now endeavor strict scrutiny into the affair, and to regulate your
once more to injure women. If the master tailors proceedings according to the result of the investi- | odium, they ought to resolve to employ women
are disposed to retrieve their trade from merited gation.
Should you be satisfied that this is a case of only; whose proper business it is. real, and not fictitious, distress, it would be con. sonant with the general policy of our laws, as well
LORD COCHRANE. as the dictates of humanity, to afford the sufferers From a Boston paper of the 10th of April, 1819. every indulgence, not incompatible with a just Our Nantucket correspondent informs us, that regard for the safety of the revenue.
the ship Essex, captain Russell, has arrived at the In such event, you may allow the sale of so Vineyard, having left Valparaiso on the ist Demuch of the cargo (the duties thereon being pre- || cember. Captain Russell informs, that lord Coch. viously paid and secured) as, in your opinion, may rane arrived at Valparaiso with his family on the be necessary to defray the expenses of repairs, || 28th November, in a ship of about 600 tons. Sa80. And if the vessel procecu with the residuelutes were fired from every armed vessel in the