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A VOICE FROM CANNES.\

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ECHOES FROM THE BACKWOODS.

THE NEWPORT AND SOUTH WALES…

TOWN HALL, NEWPORT-MONDAT.

PONTYPOOL.

F ABERGAVENNY.

CARDIFF.

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THE PONTYPOOL CHURCH-RATE.

THE OREGON TERRITORY.

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THE OREGON TERRITORY. To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,—In my last letter I addressed you on the position of Oregon. As the President's Message has not ooly arrived, but also been read by nearly all in the empiie, 1 beg to make a few comments upon il. No one ran have Rny doubt, wlw will five himself the least trouble 10 think, that it is decidedly a war message. President Polk, with a seeming show of moderation, and a pious anxiety for peace, bas done everything, and said everything, to produce a lupture between the two countries. There can be no doubt he is supported by a powerful party— lhe mobocracy of America-men who hdve everyllllng to gain and nothing to lose by the event. To please this party, and taking the fldllaring unction 10 his soullhal by .0 doing he is insuliog his re-election to the presidency, be has again unhesitatingly de- clared, Our right to the whole of Oregon is clear and unques- tionable." At a counterpoise to this bold assertion, we quote Ihe following !\J. Duflot de Madras, who was attached to the French legation in Mexico, and spent the years 1841, 1842, and ]843, in exploring California, as well as the territory iu dispute, has published the result of his labours. After weigh- ing the pretensions of each country, he says, emphatically, If it is incumbent upon us to declare our opinion un this imporlanl question, we cannot, despite, all our sympathy for the Uiiited Slates, and even our deep aversion to the ambJllOus policy of England, refuse to acknowledge that justice and reason a'e this time on the side of the I a i ter, and she has an absolute and exclusive right to the possession of the teriilory io dispute. Here we have a statesman who declares his sympathy is uith America, his hatred to our policy, but still comes lorward man- fully, and conscientiously declaring" Our right to the territory is clear and unquestionable." Now, when there are such con- tradictory assertions, and the one in our favour by our dedaieii foe, I will ask anv reasonable man is there not just room for arbi. tration? We are expecting, daily, our portsto be opened for tbe free imporlation of corn; but wllhout peace free trade would be but an empty name. For America it would be as bad—her cotton, corn, rice, &c., &c., would be mere drugs in the mar- ket and to say nothing of the expenditure of blood and treasure, made more horiible by our natural tie* with America. The com- mere of both nations would be all but annihilated. This is a question for negociation, without loss of national honour. Let all sensible men join in the demand tor arbitraiion, and there is no doubt it will be answered in one prolonged echo from the shores of America. Y'ours, &c., E. R. H.

To the Editor of the. Monmouthshire…

To the Editor of the Monmouthshire…

CHURCH-RATES.

To the Editor (f the Monmouthshirt…

GUNPOWDER IN THE TOWN.

Review of the Corn Trade.

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UNITED STATES.J

CORN EXCHANGE, MARK-LANE,…

LONDON, MONDAY, JAN. 19.

SMITHF1ELD CATTLE MARKET,…

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