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ALLES COPPIN; Editor.
"First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the eaiv'-Pad.
"Vol. I.
CHAELESTON, SA.TTJH?^LY, OCTOBER, 31, 1865
mm DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
K"o. 3.
SOUTH CAROLINA LEADER
PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS,
WEEKLY,
At 430 King Street, Charleston, S. C.
BY
T. HURLEY & CO.
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PROSPECTUS
FOR THE
South Carolina Leader.
A Weekly Journal of the Times.
THE LEADER will be devoted to thc interest of
Free haber and general reform.
Thc Federal Government will be sustained at all
hazards: aud we hope that its ultimate policy towards
this State will ensure peace, prosperity, and domes
tic tranquility.
That self-evident truth, contained in the Declara
iou of Independence, "That all men are created
i quai/' will be steadfastly adhered to.
lo matters of local concern, it will give its earnest
support to all important public measures and practi
cal improvements.
White fearless in its advocacy of the Right, and j
frank in its denunciation of the Wrong, its column*
will never be made a channel of coarse personal
abuse. It will deal with principles rather tl?an men, j
and allow the free and candid discussion of all sub- j
jects pertaining to the public good.
In striving to make this emphatically a paper for j
the people, we confidently look to them for the
amount of subscription and advertising patronage,
ivhieh its worth demands.
T. HURLEY & CO.
POETRY.
For the Leader.
HUMAN FRAILTY.
Weak and irresolute is man,
The purpose of to-day ;
Woven with pains into his plan.
To-morrow rends away.
The bow well bent, and smart thc spring,
Vice seems already shir, ;
J?ut passion rudely snaps the string,
And lt revives again.
Some foe to his upright intent
Finds out his weaker part ;
Virtue engages his assent,
But pleasure wins his heart
Tis herc thc folly of the wise;
Through all his art we view;
And willie Iiis tongue the charge denies.
.His conscience owns it true.
Bound on a voyage of awful length,
And dangers little know n,
A stranger to superior strength,
Man vainly trusts his own.
But oars alone can ne'er prevail
To reach the distant coast ;
The breath of heaven must swell the sail
Or ail the toil is lost.
JAMES W. PXT?ERSOX.
Charleston. Oct 16th, 1S6?
[Written for thc LEADER;]
MUSIC.
Sweet rmisic: sott; enchanting! I love thee weli,
And listen, from thc l^y's discordant whistle,
To thc softest note of Beauty's touch.
Methinks, e'en now, I hear a sound of melody.
As from a well-known hand, and wonder
If his feelings change from mirthfto sadness,
\*s his tune. First, in the well-known song of
Twenty Years,
fhat brings me back to childhood, and thc giddv
wai tr
toother ciimes, and then a strain, sO tfrild, so
ethcrial :
J list, and think I catch the sound of "Angels
Wiiispcrr
But no; 'tis but a villon, a fancy mero,
Hm ends in Stilly Night, and bids mc to repose.
'Thoughts- written on viewing the
Ocean.
Vast ocean 1 deon, illimitable !"
Hast thou no resting place ?
Mysteries impenetrable,
Are there no bounds to space ?
Earth, heaven, and sea,
Speak of your destiny ;
U there no voice in yo;
To tell of your history ?
Flowers, where are you now?
Withered, perished, and fled,"
To remind us of life s transient hour.
tattfMi that word m mr soul
w on reverence nw,
. ani do the right.
IettheroadbeloDgwd
And ,ts ending oat o? ?zht
Foot it bravelv-s.rnT," ? '
Trust a God, and do the ri?
MISCELLANY.
Road this Better.
Hon. William Coleman, of'Cabarras Conn
N. C.j sent the following letter tc the Fret
men's ?onvention in that State. He take;
manly stand.
Concord, N. C., Sept. 27, 1865.
Tithe Secretary of the Frcedmei?8 Convention,
The delegate from Cabarras (the bearer) 1
presented me with a circular advocating X
claims of the freedmen to equal rights befe
the law. J concluded that the best way of a
knowledging the receipt of the same and
expressing my sympathy with the object of tl
Convention would be to address you a stu
letter, setting oxit in brief mf views t?pon t
question, with my reasons therefor;
There was only one State refused you ti
light, in its organic law, at the adoption of t
Federal Constitution. Congress has recogniz
it over and over a<?ain, and manv of vou rece
lect when free r/ersor?s of color voted in Nor
Carolina. The great ?nc? go'o'cf men who founds
the Government felt it no degreditioii that t
ballot-box wa3 open to free persons of cole
nor did General Jackson so regard it when
called them u fellow citizens " in his Louishu
campaign. I>ut further, it can easily be shov
by the severest lo^ic, that if you are not to
j allowed equality before the law, then the pri:
'cipieslaid down in the Declaration of Indepe
dence, upon which our (government was base
are words ' full of sound and fury, signify ii
nothing.'
You are four millions of people, the bone ai
I sinew of the Southern States. If they are ev
j to recuperate and regain tHe important p'osith
! they once held in the commercial world, it w
I oe due to your energy and industry. But vc
! may well ask how is this to be expected if yt
! are denied the rights of freemen, if you are st
j to remain a proscribed and degraded race ?
j von have no other motive to incite you than
base ?trugg?e for physical existence, if yon a
, to feel no weight of responsibility, to be mov<
! by no feelings of honor and patriotism, are
j entertain no hopes for the elevation and ai
vancement of your children to a higher stan?
point than you now occupy, then indeed I cai
not see with what heart you can go to work 1
. rebuild the future of these shattered States.
: But then vou will pav tax to the support <
! * x
the Government. Your brearen m Louisian
{hate been paying one for a number of years o
! property to the assessed value of fifteen mil
liions of dollars. Is the colored man to have n
J voice in the appropriation of his money : An
/this too in a Government claiming to be repub
j lican, fetihe^ed after a seven years war upon th
? principles of taxation and representation !
j Nothing could be more preposterous unless i
be to refuse men the right of suffrage who hav
j und -gone all manner of hardship and danger
I for the sake of ?he Government ; who have vol
unteered in the ranks of its armies and riske!
their lives upon th? battle-field to maintain it
integrity. There is something more than a jiu
gie of words in the copulation of " ballot an?
bullet."
But there is even a more terrible calamia
that vou may be doomed to bear than t he den ia
of suffrage. I mean the denial of justice in ou:
.courts of law. If you are not admitted to thc
; witness box how are you to provo your con
j tracts: Y^ou will be at the mercy of ever)
.scoundrel who has a white skin and is dispos?e
I to swindle you. Of course you have no pro
jection for your property. L.ow about youi
j persons : You may be set upon, beaten into a
?jelly, and murdered outright, and c'lthough fiftj
(colored persons may have seen :t you will
j be without redress. What is to protect youi
j wives and daughters when the bruta? tust o!
j those who would select a time when no white
. witnesses were present, to effect their devilish
designs ri Formerly your masters protected you
I as property, now you must protect yourselves
las persons, and unfortunately the prejudice is
I too strong against you} I fear, to expect justice
j from the State: And there are other feelings by
j no means so excusable as prejudice, and a poli
cy by no means national, which will operate to
I keep you down. Y'our only hope is an appeal to
j Congress.
Hold your meetings throughout tbe State;
?you have a right to do so. But let everything be
j dene decently and in order. Put down at once
!the slightest intimation in favor of violence,
j Let not the evil disposed among you bring dis
credit upon a good cause. There will be others,
! also, designing men, who will try to provoke you
to this for Vour injury. You have been a much
enduring people; co'ntint?e to be so now. Bear
ing these things in mind, go On with your meet
ings. Set the facts before Congress. You have
j friends there, and your petitions will not be
Unheard. Y'ou may tell them that national
j tranquility and national justice demand you*
j equality before the law ; that if the agitation of
this (juestfon ?s' ever to cease, if yo'u are to be a
contented and happy people \ if the root of fu
ture internal trouble and confusion* at the South
i's to be removed ; if they will introduce a new
element of strength into'the Government; an ac
cession of voters heartily loyal, who will sup
! port a national p'blicy, and'who may be relied
cn in'any emergency, in peace or in war/If they
wil? give you the means of defending your free
I dorn; which otherwise will be a mockery ;: if
; they will guarantee to each State a republican
'form of government; if they will make Atoeri
?a the field for the development and progress o?
humanity ; lt they will carry out t^e principies
of the immortal Declaration; if they will clo
these things, or any of them, then implore them
not to admit a State until these important gua
rantees are well secured. At present,your rights
are protected by a military force, but woe to
vou will be the day when a former Slave State
will be admitted to full equality in thc Union
and your equality before the law not recog
nized.
You may make what use you please of this
letter.
Yours respectfully,
WM. W. COLEMAN.
Henry W. Beecher and the C?w.
A cow had boen purchased of a fanner resid
ing two CM' three miles distant, and, being rather
wild, she had lcd the doctor, mounted on Char
Icy,-quite a steeple-chase,-twice swimming the
Ohio and back again, and performing sund~y
other exploits of an exasperating nature. But,
by infinite perseverance the Doctor had succeed
ed in getting her home and safely fastened in
thc s'able, and was reposing victorious in the
housCo Just at tiiis time Henry Ward, who had
l>een absent and knew nothing of the new acqui
sition, chanced to visit the barn for some pur
pose, and finding, ns he supposed, a strange cow,
was seized with indignation. u Why, here/' said
he, i: herc's a strange cow in our barn. Get out !
Go along ! whey ! " And, suiting actions to the
words, he seized a whip, aud drove the astonished
arlie out into the street. " There," said he, com
j ing in panting, where the Doctor was lying
j stretched upon the sofa, " there ! 1 guess that
cow will not get into our barn again in a hurry 1''
li What cow ? " says the Doctor ; ;i what do you
mean ? "
t; Why, I found an old cow in our barn, and
drove her into thc street, and chased her until I
was tired out, and then gave her a good beat
! ing."
;* Well, there !" exclaimed the Doctor, in de
spair ; ?. you have done it F Here hate 1 been
chasing half the day to get that cow in, and
you have gone and chased her out again ? "
! TutPn INGENUITY. - A preacher in the
neighborhood cf Blackfriars, London, not un
deservedly popular/ hJad just finished an exhor
tation strong?v recommending tile liberal sup
I port of a certain very meritorious institution,
j The congregation was numerous," and the chapel
j crowded to excess. The discourse being finished,
! the plate was about to be handed round to the
[ f cf bective pews, when the preacher made this
short address to the congsegation : " From the
sympathy I have witnessed in your counten
ances, and the strict attention you have honored
me with, there fs only one thing I am sorry for ;
that some of you may feel fucTineJ to give too
much. Xow, it is my dut}v to' inform you that
justice, though not so pleasant, should al vra vs
be ? prior virtue tb1 generosity ; therefore, as
ydd will all be immediately waited upon in
your respective pews, I wish to have it thor
oughly understood, that no person will think of
putting anything into the plate who cannot pay
his debts," I need not add that this advice pro
duced a most overflowing collection.
POLITE.-There recently lived af: Palermo,
Sicily; ah o?d priest who passed for a little
cracked un poco motto, as the Italians say. He
had an odd whim : whenever a carriage passed
by him he would bow profoundly. The idle
young fcTibv/s would laugh and say: 11 Don
Liberatore, you have strangely aristocratic ac
quaintances for a man of your station of life.
Where in the deuce did you make the acquaint
ance cf .all those lords ?44 Bless vour heart,
J?child," ? don't sainte the lords; I salute thc
horses** *. Their horses! And pray why dc
you salute their horses : " In the first place
?child,' because I think it is very good-natitree
ho drag about people as they do ; in the seconc
place,1 because f feel X am under personal, obli
gation to the horses, therefore I tender them mi
thanks ; because if these aristocratic people
had not horses to drag them about, they woulc
take you and me."'
An old. g?nt?eraa?i aqcused his servant of hav
ing stolen his stick. The man protested perfeci
innocence.
"Why, you know," rejoined his master, "thal
the stick could never have watked* on with it
self.".
"Certainly not, sir, unless it was a walking
stick."
[From tho Phrenological Journal.]
OUR GIIOS.
Mr, Editer,-there is no pan of your nigl
esteemed journal more interesting than that
! "Our Social Relations/' Anything That con
under this department is read with care,
though hitting me often severely.
Now, I ?ni a man, and.unknown to fame,
these respects, differing from Mrs. George '
Wyllys as in opinions of varioua causes tl
make the relation of the sexes inharmonioi
I respectfully beg leave to throw out a f
hints, or, rather, give my masculine ideas
various points in the social education, of t
: sexes.
There is from the very beginning of traini
of our youth wrong modes of thought and ?
tion ; and much more at variance with a prof.
system in that of girls than boys. The mc
arc brought up on the idea, papa is a person
gratify each pecuniary desire. They 'are to
educated in a fashionable school. This mea
a place to gain, with a little useful knowledi
many frivolous and even injurious ideas ;
dress fashionably, becoming a puny- set of b
ings, with distorted, Unhealthy bodies, and t
seeds of disease that will carry them prematui
ly to their graves. I apprehend the great tro
ble is in want of a physical education. Tl
will bring about a more simple and natur
style of dress conducive to a freer action of i
parts of the system and better health. Xo
none can deny that there is too great a dift'e
encc between the males and females of our rac
In no other department of creation do we s
so vast a difference in the physical enduranc
The female organization is finer and in ca pcb
of as long action, but as healthful and mo
perfect ; and the more perfect the physical, tl
better the intellectual, and greater intelligen
upon books, wars, and politics. At present :
much tiitie U given to fashionable dressing, th
our girls have not time to inform themselv
upon current events. ''Open the purse-strings
I think that generally we cannot complain
want of economy by our girls. The cxtrav;
sance is in the waste of time in fixing "frisk
frilling*" to decorate their persons, not for tl
gentlemen, as the ladies of my acquaintance at
mit, but because "the other girls do." It
carried to excess, and gives them no time to ir
form themselves upon business and kindre
?topics that must necessarily interest the mei
[as from them comes ail the money for the grat
fica'tlon of all desires.
In this we are all blamable. Did the nece:
ty exist, how soon would they acquire it. Ot
girls now are quite excluded from business crr
ployments that give a liberal idea cf the wan!
and magnitude of our great world cf busines:
"\Vherc they are a??owed to engage, how inad<
i (?uately rewarded ! Certainly they ought t
? receive the same pay for the la Dor as the men
So small a compensation prevents many poe
girls from acquiring an education, for when de
pendent upon their own labor, it is impossibl
to clothe themselves and pay the expenses c
schooling. Thus they are forced to a life c
excessive labor, cr to marry at the first offet
and get ell thc money possible from their be
loved. Who would not do the same? I ccr
tainly would. A truer compensation is the de
' mand of the working-girls. A simpler ' dress
tnat they may have more leisure to acquire use
! ful information V?fcn those topics that engros
1 the attention of the men, wno r.t?w. seek ever;
means to gratify each desire of the loved ones.
Let there be a pet feet understanding, mutua
' confidence, and no more would the husbani
i seek other society or neglect to take vou whei
- he drives.
Are men so unwise that the ornaments o
j dress secure attention or attract them mor
than true moral worth r Girls, beware, for on
ly the worthless are pleased with such ostenta
tion, and they are those who make your nig
gardly don:t-bother-,me husband. You nee<
fear no neglect, if able to talk and consult wit!
him who is to provide you with the necessarie
and surround you with the luxuries of life. T(
this the whole attention is given. And whei
you are not interested as much in the gaining a?
in the spending, he is apt to retire within him
self, and show y cu a bearish sociability.
Let there be a" place at home sacred from al
ideas of toil-a sanctum of domestic love anc
sociability, where never intrudes the cross wore
and sour look. With a pleasant word and
smile, welcome him as he comes fr cm the sharp
conflict with his fellows. Vou say are we al
ways to wear a smiling face to chase away his
frown ? The children have been vexatious, can
we always bear it smilingly ? Know this.wives,
that when assured of* a habitually pleasant re
Iception, the frown will be left at the office, put
from the faces, closed with the ledger. It is ut
terly impossible to do o'therwiee, for_it begets
like, as surely as operates nature's laws. lie
Come to him a necessary part and parcel, a wife
fri every respect, and he will not fail to respond,
?f he does not, then put him down as one of
those to who'rn Mrs. Wyllys ha's net addressed
any hints.
Can we not in these tirnes" of revolution and
reform, when the lait wreck qt barbarism is
^vanishing before light cf liberty, while a free,
t ransomed nation shout hosannas-can we .not
banish all false ideas o'f fashion, and live a ra
t tional existence in gr?ater accordance with the
plainest laws that govern our physical and so
r cia! being ?
J. H.P.
" Hear Me for my Cause."
. The following address was agreed upon
Convention of colored people, recently asse
bled in North Carolina, as proper to present
the Constitutional Convention of that State,
is so fair, so clear, so just and humane, that
think the Convention will receive it.
Tot/ie Constitu? iona1 Convention of Xor th C?
Una and the People of the State :
Assembled as delegates from different portie
of the State, and representing a large body
the colored people thereof,' we most respectfu
and humbly beg leave to represent to you, a
through you to the people of North Carolii
someihing of our situation and our wants a:
people.
ICarnestly disclaiming all wish to forest
your action, or to dictate m the solemn and i
portant duties which have been entrusted to y
in this most critical period ; and confiding
your wisdom, justice, and patriotism to gui
the interests of all classes, and more particul
ly of that class, which, being most helpless, v
most need your just and kind considirati
they but exercise the'rights guaranteed to I
humblest citizen in this their petition.
h is with reverent and grareful acknowledj
ment of the divide favor and interposition tl
we accept the precious boon of freedom. 1
suiting as it has from the prolonged and bloo
struggle of two gi eat powers, and finally <
creed by .the national will, we look forw:i
with confidence to see the decree ratified by t
whole people of this State.
Though it was impossible to remain indif?
ent spectators of the stiuggle, you wilt do
the justice to admit that we have remain
throughout obedient and passive, acting su
part only as has been assigned to us, and calif
i waiting upon Providence. Our brethren lal
I fought on the side of the Union, w hile we ha
been compelled to serve in thc camp, to bu:
fortifications, and raise subsistence for thc Co
federate army. Do yod blame us that we ha
'meantime proved for freedom to our race.
Just emerging from bondage, under whi
our race has groaned for 250 years, and sui*t
ing from its consequent degrech?.t:on; we are fi
ly conscious that we pcsa'kSs rio power to co
trol legislation in our behalf, and must who]
depend" npon'moral ?ppe?l fj (ne" "hearts a:
consciences of the people of our State. Do
upon the same soil, and raised in an intimacy
relationship with you, which is unknown in a
I other state of society, we have formed attac
monts for the white race which must be
enduring as life; and we can conceive of
reason why our God-bestowed freedom shot
now sever the kindly ties which have so lo
united us.
, .Filled with gratitude to God for his gv(
blessings, we would bury in oblivion the ?TOE
of the past, and wish to become more unit
than ever and more useful in all .the relations
life.
We are fully conscious that we cannot lo:
expect the presence of Government agents,
the troops to secure us against the evil trea
ment from unreasonable, prejudiced, and unju
men. We have no desire to look abroad fi
protection and sympathy. We know we mu
.find both at home among the people of our ov
! State, and merit them by our industry, sobri
ty, and respectful demeanor, ur suif-r long ai
grievous evils.
We acknowledge with gratitude that there a
t those among the planters who have prompt
I conceded our freedom, and have manifested
! just and humane disposition toward their fo
! mer slaves. We think no ?>uch perseus, or ve
! few at least, have lost their working ha??ds i
!:desertion. At the same time it must be knou
f
?to you that many planters have either kc
j'the freedmen in doubt, have wholly denied h
freedom, or have grudgingly conceded it, a:,
while doing so, have expel? .'d his family fro
the plantation which they m ty have c!e??rodear
[enriched by their toil through long and wcai
j years.
Some have withheld j ist compensation, <
such as would not support the laborer and h
family, while others have driven the haue
j away without any pay at all, or even a share?
f the crops they Lav,- ra:.-: il. Women with fain
lies of children, whose husbands have bec
sold, have died, or have Wrongfully deserte
them, have in some cases been driven awa
from the home service. Is it justj or Christiai
thus to thrust out upon the cold world nelpie
families to perish :
These grosser forms of evil, we believe wi
\correct themselves, under wise and humai
legislation ; but we do most respectfully an
earnestly urge that some suitable measures'ma
be adopted to prevent unscrupulous and avar
ci cu s masters, from the practice of these an
other similar acts of injustice and cruelty tc
wards our people.
Our first and engrossing concern in our ne
relations is how we shall provide shelter an
an honorable subsistence for ourselves and f
milies.. You will say, " Woik." This we ai
willing and expect to do; but without the aid <
just legislation how shall we secure ad?quat
compensation for our labor ?.. [f the kindly r<
dations we SQ .much, desire shall prevail, mu:
there not be mutual co-operation ? As ot
longer degredation cannot add to your comfor
make us more obedient as servants, or moi
useful as citizens, will you not aid us by a wis
and just legislation to aid ourselves ? We des?
education for our children, that they may I
more useful in all thc relations jf life.
Wc rhdst earnestly ccsire.ro nave the disabili
ties under which we have formerly-lived re
moved ; to have all the oppressive laws, which
made unjust discriminations on account of race
or color wiped from the statutes of the State
We invoke your protection for the sanctity o:
! our family relations. Is this asking too much ?
? We most respectfully and urgently pray that
some provision may be made for the great num
ber of orphan children, and the helpless and in -
! firm who, by the new order of affairs, will bf
thrown upon the world without its protection.
Also, that you will favor by some timely and
wise measures the re-union of families, whicl
have been long broken up by whr.' or by ci.-,
operations of slavery.
Though associated with many memories o
. sufferirirj, as well as of enjoyment, we alway?
loved our hemes, and dreaded, as the worst o;
evils, a forcible separation from them, No?
I that freedom and a new career are before us w<
love .this land and people more than ever before
. Here we have toiled and suffered ; our p?relas
wive?, and children are buried here, and iii thi
land we will remain unless forcibly . drive,
away.
Finally, praying for such encouragement :
our industry, as the proper regulations of th
hours of labor, and thc providing the means L
protection of cur property and cf ot?r perse?.
against rapacious ?nd crud employers, and fe
collection of just claims, we commit our ea us
into your hands, invoking Heaven's choices
blessings upon your deliberations.
I Pight Your Way Up.
? The many who have to take the tvorld rougi
fard tumble are prone to envy the few who ro:
! through it unjolted, :n cushioned vehicles o:
? patent springs. The toiler; as he stumble
?through its thorny' thickets, and limps over ir
I foot-blistering gravel, is apt to'curse i?Mdcj
? that placed him on such a hard road, and
sigh for a seat in one of the splendid equipage.
! that glide s? smoothly over Fortune's macau
amized turnpike. Born with a pewter spoon JJ
[iris mouth, be covets the silver one which wu:
.the birth-gift of his do-nothing neighbor. Thc
more fool he. Occupaton is the .* immediate
jewel" of life.. It is true that richoss are no bai
to exertion. O'uite the revsrse, when their uso.
,are properly understood. But the discontented
j worker, who pines for wealth without, being
willing to labor for it, regards the idleness LI
which it would enable him to live as the acme
of temporal happiness. Ile has no idea of mo
ney, as a great motive power, to be applied tc
enterprises that give healthful employment ic
mind and body. All that he desires is tc live c.
; ieathef-bed life-tc loaf luxuriously. }Ve have
no sympathy with such sensuous longings. Peo
: pie who indulge in them never acquire, weah)
> They lack the energy to break their way to th?
I worldly independence of which they yearn am'
1 whine. They don't know how much more glori
ous it is to tear affluence from opposing fate. lr.
- main strength of will and inflexibility of pur
* pose, than to receive it as a windfall. Tjicre rs
infinitely more satisfaction in compering a for -
tune with brain and muscle, than was ever ex
perienced bv a "lucky heir" in obtaining th?;
j golden store which some thriftier hand had accu
j mutated. Your accidental Croesus knows nothing
lof the pride of success-of honest exultatio.:
j with which the self-made man looks hack up?i.
thc impediments whicli he has overcome, and
. forward into the future which he ?ra? earned th\
? right to enjoy.
CALMNESS Jr PROSPECT OF DEATH.-lt \u?
.not merely the loss of money that he could bcai
with such calmness hud tranquility - he could
j fice death with equal composure. Sometime
I afterward, being in London, he had taken thc
j water at the Savoy Stairs, in company with hi>
! brother, Sir Ellis Leighton, his Tady, and sonu
j others, and was on his way to Lambeth, when,
. j owing to mismanagement, Lae boat was in grea;
j danger of sinking. While the rest of the partv
were pale with terror, and most of them ervin*?
out. Leighton never for a moment lost his ac
customed serenity. To some who afterwards
expressed their astonishment at his calmness, ho
* replied, M Why, what harm wculd it have been
if we liad all been safe landed cn the othei
?sider" In the habit cf dying daii3% and ol
j daily conversing with the world of spirits, he
\ t could never be surprised or disconcerted at r.
summon > to depart out cf the body. He use./
' citen to think of death, and often spoke of it
? but never in a melancholy tore..'. His. nephew
^ l-even says that in illness h'm spirits rose to ar
I unusual gayety, and he would say-that, frim
si- * ? '
the shaking of the prison-doors, he was led tc
1 *
j hope that some of those brisk blasts, wotdc
* j throw them open, and give him thc release he
coveted. In a letter supposed to be written
shortly before his death, he wrote thus,:441 aii
i growing exceedingly uneasy in writing am"
; speaking-vea, almost in thinking-when i rc
^ j fleet how cloudy our clearest thoughts are : bu
\ I think again what other are we to do, till the
! dav break and the shadows fl.ee away r - as one
e ... ' . -, . .
, thatliethawake in the. night must be thinking
if : , ? . ?
and one thought that wiU likely oftenest return
4 when by all'other thoughts he finds little relict
is-When wiRit be dav?
I .? -
j
*? There's a-difference in time, you know, be
tween this country and Europe,'*" said gentleman
e in New York to a newly arrived Irishman
;e ?. For instance, your friends at Cork are ia bed
and fast asleep by this time, while we here ar/
enjoying ourselves in the early part of the eve
16 .nmg." "Thai's always the way," .ex&laimj??f
Pat j " Ireteffid' niver got justice vit."

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