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derived from the customs had, in several of the ports, increased nearly three-fold.

In the midst of these promising circumstances, a formidable conspiracy was discovered in the month of October. At the head of this conspiracy was Colocotroni. Fifteen other individuals, among whom, it is said, was one of the three deputies who went to Munich to invite Otho to Greece, were implicated. The plot was fortunately discovered. The conspirators were arrested, and secured in the citadel of Napoli di Romania, where, from their own depositions, Colocotroni and Violiopolis

were convicted of high treason. Other turbulent Capitani and intriguing primates in the Morea were suspected; but throughout the country the people remained perfectly quiet, making no attempt to release or assist their chiefs. The young king, almost immediately after, set out on a tour through his dominions, to give his subjects a proof of his confidence in them. About the same time, the regency decreed the opening of roads in several parts of the kingdom, which has been for many centuries lamentably deficient in such means of communication.

LOCAL HISTORY

AND

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES,

FOR THE YEARS 1832-33.

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DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

MAINE.

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In Senate, Shepley 14, Greenleaf 10.
House, do. 109, do. 60
Scattering, 7.

Feb. 17. The snow at Hallowel, was stated to be seven feet deep.

COMMON SCHOOLS.-The num. ber of scholars attending these schools in Maine, is estimated at 140,000. The schools kept by the male teachers are open about eight weeks in the year, those kept by the female teachers about ten weeks. TAXATION.-By a return made to the secretary of state, the follow. ing results, were exhibited for 1833. Salaries paid to clergy, Town charge for paupers, Taxes paid for education, Town taxes,

$75,041

74,601

106,000

932,737

3,732,583 68

County taxes,

56,993

Total amount of resources of the banks,

4,328,120 68

State tax, including militia, Roads and bridges,

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182,275

522,113

Amounts of last dividends of

the several banks,

77,025 00

reserved profits at declaring last dividend,

25,651 37

86 Debts considered doubt

ful,

19,975 93

ELECTIONS.-For Governor.

Smith (administration)

Goodenow (opposition)

31,148 27,356

Scattering about

1000

Jan. 1833. Ether Shepley was elected Senator.

1833. The legislature of this state assembled at Augusta, January 2. The message of the gover. nor was communicated to the legis. lature on the 4th. Governor Smith speaks with much severity of the doctrine of nullification, and with high approbation of the proclamation of the president.

The amount received for the sale of the public lands during 1832, was

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