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next, in order to form a permanent society, and discuss
.upon the best measures to effect the same.
Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of this
meeting be presented to each of the editors or the Ore
gon City papets, with a request that they publish the
wme. I rtELCH, CVn.
Fredc. Paicc, Secretary. .
.On Wednesday evening last we received the news
of the arrival at Ft. Victoria, of the Pandora, a sur
veying ship belonging to the British government. She
oomes direct from the Islands but brings us no intelli
gence of moment. The n. B. Co's ship Mary Dare was
to have left Honolulu for the Columbia river on the
15th of last month. Her day of sailing had probably
been deferred, or she would have been here before
this. By this arrival we have received the " Daily A mer
ican Star" of Slay 5th, a paper published at the City of
Mexico, and a slip from the ' London Times," relating
the escape of Louis Philippe and family, for which we
have to thank A. McKinlay, Esq. The "Star" contains
nothinz much of interest beside the speech of M.
Lamarline, one of the members of the new govern
ment of France, delivered on the occasion of the as
sembling of 150,000 of the people of Paris to demand
a postponement of the elections, from which we make
the subjoined extracts:
You feci, as well as ourselves, (we, in whom the
people have placed their confidence, and who personi
fy the day of combat and of victory,) that it is not pos
sible lo have a Government, except you bestow your
confidence upon it and endow it with moral authority.
What is the moral authority of this Government and
it is not il alone, hut the people, the republic, the de
partments, Europe, lbatVj regard what is it,.J)iil ils
complete independence of all extraneous pressure?
Let il be well known, that in this consists the indepen
dence of the Government in this ils dignity iu this
its only moral force.
Around us what do we see? A small group of men
without arms without material support without sol
diers without Guards who have no other authority
than that vvhicli they derive from the support and res
peel of the people llvy do nol wish any other, and en
veloping themselves entirely in the support of the peo
ple from which they were drawn, they have assumed
in the Republic a position so energetic and so perilous,
in order to guarantee the popular interests, until now
sacrificed lo Ibe monarchies, to the aristocracies, and
to the oligarchies which we have subverted.
But in order lhal this sentiment may have ils true
efTecl in order that these popular principles may have
an application conformable to (he happiness and to the
right of the people what musl be done? The peace
aide continuation of that confidence you have reposed
iu us. What can we oppose lo you? Bui a single
thing your own reason: that power of reason which
exists here between you and us. II is this m ral force,
which, though invisible, is all-powerful, that renders
us calm and independent, in the face of that multitude
which surrounds this palace of the people, defended
alone by their inviolability.
We will defend, even lo Ine death, this last barrier
or our independence; if the pressure of the multitude
would break through it, It is nol for ourselves, it L
for you, that we would perish in its defencel What
would a people be without a Government? without
On account of my respect for our independence, I
uish in nothing lo pre-decide upon a decree which
would declare lo the nation that Paris affects the mono
poly of liberty and the Republic, and that in the name
of a single capital, and under the pressure of a multi
tude well-intentioned, but imperative, we take into
our hands the direction of liberty, conquered, not for
some citizens only, but for the whole of France and
the world. If you command me to deliberate under
force, and lo exclude the nation from any participation,
I will say to you what I said to another Government a
few days ago, that you shall not extort this from me,
until after the ball shall iiave pierced my body. (Ap
plause.) No : let us be a thousand times robbed of our
title, before we will consent to give up our free opin
ions, our dignity, and our inviolability. For in order
that a government should be respected, it must have
not only the fact but the appearance of liberty.
NEWS FROM THE DALLES.
By the arrival of the Bishop of Wallawalla last eve
ning, from the Dalles, we received the following let
FonT Lee, Aug. 22dKi848.
Mb. Editor VVould you be good enough to give
f)ubhcity to a trifling matter vvhich has occurred here
ately. A boat has arrived here consigned to Ibe French
Catholic Priests, loaded yvilh ammunition. 'A here are.
we learn from the boatmen, near 1000 pounds of gun
powder, 3000 of lead, and three boxes of guns, which
will take them two more trips to convey from the Cas
cades to this place. "What Missionaries can require
with so much ammunition is above our comprehen
sion to discover. Surely it is not for the purpose of
trade they certainly are aware of the prohibition of
the sale to Indians.
Considering that so much ammunition was unsafe
in the Priests' hands if it came to the knowledge ol the
Indians, it was taken charge of and deposited in the
Fort until orders can be. obtained as to its disposal.
We remain, Mr. Editor,
Your obed't servH,
P. S.-No news of importance from above. At Fort
"VVRv?rs all is quiet. By the arrival of a Catholic.
Priest from Colville, we learn that the Nez Perces and
Cavuses are mustering their Forces at the mouth of
Salmon river-for what purpose we can't say.
MARRIED On the 20th inst., by J. M. Wair, Esq.,
Mr. Charles Sandobn lo Miss Elizauetu Geer, both
of this City.
OTICE is herebv given to the people of Yamhill
Cocnty, lhat there will be a meeting at Lafay
ette, the county seat, on Saturday, the 9th of Septem
ber next, for Ihe purpose of taking into consideration
the necessity of an Association for the protection of
land claims. Those for and against such Associations
are invited from other counties.
Aug. -25, '48. GENERAL TURN OUT.
THE undersigned intends starting for California,
over laud, wilh pack animals, on the lllh of.
September next, fruin near Lafayette, Yamhill co.
Those wishing lo join his parly will take notice and
rendezvous accordingly. JOHN COOPER.
Lafayette, Aug. 25, '48.
CASH paid for produce. Apply to
HOLDERNESS and Co.
Oregon City, July 29, 48. 17s.
F. W. PETTYGROVE and Co.
Oregon City, Portland, and Champoeg.
KEEP constantly on band the usual variety of gro
ceries, dry goods, hardware, and other merchan
diseand deal extensively in Oregon produce. , . .
FRANCIS W. PETTYGR0VK, '
A. E. WILSON,
July, is, 'W.-Ms. david ii'Locewm.