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1UJTJ.ANID, TUESDAY, JULY l. 1S37.
an iVluA I'ulttetion.
tii i: ri ui n a x k .
I bate i tew fail..; bank,
A lluii (nUrn stoic ;
X eaitt.lt bask If hill a lirk
I tow Can I then be poor !
when in) ilmli l spent abdce.e,
I Mitlioat a riwat.
I'm ell Ubasta l nay bank
And lirg lilllr. i4r.
Pmc!iir tnj tunica, smiling, aula,
"Why .ton I )om o!tce. cmnr I
AhJ wt.cn )(hi draw litllc l.att.
Why not a Lrjer aum t"
"' Whj lur m niggardly f""
Thj bank ronuini . plcntjr I
Why cn '! Ike one ptjnil 'Jr'
When jou mljlit bie tcaty I''
Kinrc then tnj Itfolef ia o licit,
I bate no cinic In borinw
111 lilt' upon in) caah tu day
And draw' again lu moirow. ,
lte bee n thousand limn before,
And ncici was rrjcclcit j
Somitimes mr binkcr juct me more
Tban sakco or eipceted.
Koinctinirs l'e felt a tlltlfl proud,
I've managed tliinci n clears j
Dot, ah before the 3a was nne,
I tc felt at poor si eicr.
MUouU mcichiata fail of eaery rank,
An J all lliebankagn smaah
lllnj in jnur nolo lo Zion'a tank
You'll auicly lue your caah.
And If jou haie but one arnall note,
I'car not to bring it iu 1
Cmnc bold I J lo tlna bmk of grace, .
Tli banker It within .
Though tliouund ransomed louta may say,
Thej hue no notes at all
llreauae tliry feel the plague of tin,
0 luintil bj the fall.
This hank la full of prreimit antra,
All signed and sealed and free,
Though many doubting aoula majr say,
There it not ono fur me.
The leper had a little note
lrd.lf thou wilt thou can."
The btnkei eath'd hit little note,
And healed the aickljr man,
We read of one young man indeed
Whose rlehra did abound
Hut in the tanker's book of grace,
This man could not be found.
Hut ae. Ilc wrt-tchrtl djlnsr thief,
Hung by the banker's: side,
lie cri4,"0 lird remember m.,"
lie gl hia caah ami -dirj.
I'llESBYTEKIAN GENERAL ASSEMHLV.
Vinu ct-osn or Tin: piiockkoimiis. TIio last
buatnef iratmiictcii on Wedncpdny evening, was a
oto 011 the riinttion for iliiolvinf; the Third Prea
bylery of this city. Tlio fu11oinj; was tlio re
For !isolviii5 the Prcauytcry,
After prayer, had been oflered tip yesterday
morning, the case of Rev. Dr Wyl.c against the
aynod of Indiana, wa. remanded to tho ...d aynod
lor further adjudication.
At ... ...U.. J . .1 mi... nntv ni.m1llifv. U'Pff
IBO, .lv. Juli.lt vn, ..w.- an iiiul nil. ... " i.ww. " .
referred by vole, to their respective synod, or to eluded synods will elect delegates to the next Gcn
tho next General Assembly. I oral Assembly as usual, and that they will claim
Vatioua protest, were read 011 the part of the j their scats as if nothing had happened. Further,
minority .gainet the doings of the majority, on the we presume that the "New School" men, as they
questions we referred lo in our report, of yester-! arc Bumctlmca called, will have a largo majority in
dsv. They were ordered to be entered on the ! the next Assembly, and that they will declare raid
initial'., boy. minor items 01 uuemcsa, ui nu
treat nnblic interest, were likewise pas.ed
A "Circular letter," addressed to thn churches,
was read by Dr Green, and was decided lobe prin-(
ltd in a pamphlet form. This was protested a-!
gainst by the minority, on tho ground that it con-1
tallied misrepresentations, as aflccling a large por-1
tion of the Presbyterian Church. 1
A considerable quantity of routine business was
then transacted, and the Assembly dissolved with
prayer and benediction ; but not until it had been j
greed, on tho motion of Dr Plumcr, that the Gen-1
rial Aaacn.bly should rc-organize 011 the third
'Jtirtduy nf May, 1636. iu the same place the
Sctentli Presbyterian Church.
Cmaici.uVncs rtU S, Y. Journal ef Conmttet.
1'iiinur.LriiiA, June 0, 1S37.
You hate occasionally taken some notice of the
Picibylenan General Assembly, now in scaai.ni in
this city. The political papers generally are tak
ing more than usual notice of their procecaiogs.
The rcstan is, I supper.., because all people have
such a innduial fur controversy, and that
rife a moug these clergymen at present.
some ludicrous, as well a serious things teem to
bate aigtialncd this inebocralic body at Its present
aets.on. It seems there is ao
much of loLaeeo
ihr clrrrv. that Ihc neat church in
ub.chthoy cipctcd Iu hold their scatter was de
n.rd I hero, .m they watidcied iu the street till the
Tabernacle w-aa .irwri.. r..s ihot.. a huuao not ciii.
imxims lo the ame. cbargo of being kept lilt o
vcisctupulous neatness, ai.J there some of these
clergy and laiiy to, do with incorrigible obstina
cy indulge this vulgar and doteatsble habit. Hut
nitjte serious things pain I he inind of a man who
respetta ieligio.1, and denies to see it exemplified
in lis crrtmbeis. Passing into the le-tn which
Kpsrales Ibe church Irom the adjacol buildings. I
obrud a crowd apptrrntlr in commotion, si if
berr ai a fight going on, and truly the humihat-
ma.wiirl m. .,.MI r 1 u...ln,,iu . il,.. I,i warned it. T'..
two layirwn, the one of whom I understood lo be
lUkrt II Smilli. Treasurer of the Truitees of lit
ml .Wwbljr, urn whom a citition was served
tk Mrt of eertaja icccnt'y ex-cowmuuleated
Hiinirlera anal ijrtneke. mrnin; lnm to pay not i'
nxirc nionica tlil tttt ctinalllulKiiiality of llir lupli
huxlnl nclo uf tlits AMrmhly rtc Ict'rd in
J rouft ol Uva ; r mmcthitie lo that efTwl, Smitli,
11 i paid, ar itd the hrarer -if the citation, Mid c
mmmm, 1 tijrd lo thriut him hy txilence out of I he loMiy,
whrteupiiti irlftriirit naltirally made by Ihr
I man, Mhrite name I did not loam, which !el to
:xr " ' j M(iaMilc. Some one niJ a man by the name of
j Sirqiihahki had to do with the affair ; aluti one
, M l-nrc ; lite latter by a ay of meililatinii. Hut a
molitator aoinctunca i;rta the hatdeal bluw. Itn.
; t!. J. llrrxl.rnrHlj'i', who apcaka oficn cnotih to
j ruin any man's influence, (and ctpccially a ymng
j man') attempted 111 a rpcech to purge the .Wcm-
I' My of all blame in the mailer of the battle, hut it
uuly allow li' thrrc prufcefcd minialnrr of pence
art blinded to llirir own puMtion And conduct. Tliii
fiht vtaa the leilimatc reiiill of Ihrtr e.uiduct ;
and 110 one ttan contributed mote to it than lint
Mini! party lculrr, who 11 in midcratuoil nr.'ea and
dntce on llic paiiy now 111 l!ic majoiily to 'ticli
acta of cccleaiaetictil mailneta an can neicr find ic
Hlllc in the public eriilitiieiil uflhia lice olid en
lightened country. hole cy noils and preauytel
rira hie hern cat nul, embracing, it is said, auntp
of I lie most estimable men in the country, nice n
I)r Hichati!, ol Anutitn, and the older profwenra
in thai Seminary ; 1'atlcrnon, llarnea, Uc, of thia
city. Aod tlm on aee-junt of some minor tlienlo.
fjienl difference of enCtiirnt. What an outraRe
on common ai-nio ! aVould nny civil, political or
rcclnfiaslicul body in thia country hold together 1-
lioura in th'f principle of cxcluaion were applied to
all cores uf diveatry in n nliincnl t It tcquirea a
xrry elender amount ofaagacily to pcrccitc that
the dominant party ore now cutting their own
throats; or more properly, arc now sharpening the
knifu willi which in duo tunc that operation will be
performed. I say these things from doep convic
tion as a calm and impartinl apectator, (for I am
not a member of the Presbyterian Church,nnd have
no personal interest in these proceedings) but as j
an American citizen, I am aehatr.ed of such eccle
siastical tyranny and proscription. The At hist
mucks ; the infidel hIiouIb ; the drunkard sings
his song ; and what a certain erratic preacher a
inong you once said, (very itnprudciilly it was
thought) people almost begin to bolirve it true :
"'Jlirrr't 11 jubilee in htll every time that General
.htcmlly mcett ."'
The edilota of the Journal of Commerce accompanying
the abate letter with the following remnka, which confirm
the statements of their correapondent. What a lamentable
apectaele ia hercoftVrcdtto the ryea of respectable lajmen !
Prtthyttrtan General .IttembUj. NVc publish to
day the closing proceedings of the General Assem
bly. The most important oflhcir acts is the ex
communication or excisbn of four wholo tynods
and one prcabylcry, comprising an aggregate of
probably Jive hundred ministers and churiJiet, for
1 most of the errors imputed to them they aro aa far
from believing, as thokc who charge them with he
resy. Further, it is to be observed that these sy
nods', &c. have undergone no trial, but arc con
demned on the ground of "common fame," as the
report of the committee expresses it, or aa wo sho'd
express it, "lying rumor.'' Moreover they com
prise many of the most faithful and devoted minis
tors nnd churches in the land, and a) a trWylo un
doubtedly exemplify tlio spirit of their Master as
nearly as any equal number of Synodj in the Pres
byterian Church. Hut the excision Is not more
unjust than it is unconstitutional and extraordinary.
On the same principle, the Von Lurcn men in Con
trrosK. fi'arin'T lest the Whir? minority fhould swell
"'"mc rn.it.. .c, .. ..... .. .
grctf, fcarlng lest the Whig minority i
itlt0 a majority, m.gl.t cut adi.ft the b.a of Ma..
..chu.ctts, Vermont, kc, whero the h.g leavxn ,
most predominates and so retain their power for ,
I n tn.lnfi.i. rtrin.l Wn hrpiniiiA tlml tlipnTl
r .1 .1. l-ll..AM.A..tnf.H..
i delegates entitled to tiicir seats, j ne qucstiun
may ultimately have to be decided by the legal tri
The language und conduct of romo individuals
in llic Assembly just closed, has been exceedingly
unbecoming nnd unchristian. A writer in tho Phil-
aritlphia Herald says "'.no mcinDcrs very oitcn 1 ed tJial Cvery niotirm isi tlehclit, and every pulso
and very rudely interrupt each other. Tho Rev. ,, i( n tIiri1 of pieo,,, audi a revelation does
Mr Plumcr, instead of replying as a gentleman and , nalurc m,ket0 u8 of the character of God, and of
a chriutan to a qncjiion proposed to htm, said -it'. lis fecung, towards his crcaturef.
none 01 your uusincss : anu incrcna. an immcur
, ate burst of disapprobation all over the house. Mr
j P. after dinner thought proper to apologize! Mr
Dreckinridgc waa once lincd for hi. want of deccn-
, cy, and then ho moved to exclude thu audience.
The house, however, rcluscd to do it, thinking it
j more proper lhai he should cutb las temper." On
, another occasion Mr lircckinridge, in addressing
1 . . 1 1 -. 1 1 1 . 1 1 .
, uniiFcii 10 mil synuu oi inu ttcsieiii jvescrvc, ex-
r!.;..,,.! ..'Phi. .. . hn,..n r...A .... ., ,,. .,.
. ........... s--- -- 1
There is tho door ; and if you do riot go out, we
( will put you out I" ISut this is nul all. Accord
ing to tho letter of our correspondent, (and we
' have heard the same thing from other sourccs)there
was a regul.r set-lo between the Treasurer of tho
Acinlllr BnJ (0tne ,lcr ne,,,,,,. Wf would
, i rirri ,. .
a oossoofllie Pul.ce . n .llenda.,re kern ,,,
a -M..!r.....n r U,l h ,i,.
r -;- i - ' .
'S.aoda of Ibe Wtitrrn Kesene, Ulxa, Geneva, Genta
ac, and .U 1'irabylriy of I'triladcipliia,
The true rauc of this step is, a desiro In per
petuate power, which was pasting out of the hands
of the old school party : and they seemed to care
but little, by what means they did it. Ano:her
year, we apprehend, will witness more confusion
than any llul has already occurred, and not only
this, tbcre will bo litigation crowing out of this
state of things. Surae ol the member, of tho ob-1
: jeeted synods have gi'cn notice of an imcnliuu lo
noney holdcn by the Asiembly to pay out nothing
under the cx.stiug state of things, a. the act would
be illegal and cipo.c to prosecution. We did not
suppt.e that there txitted it. e iiet: 'y i Kh a
.pant 11I !w!t'fnr and wtrnco aa his been mnn
Il u hnin'ilini' In utlncM o tntich deprarity e
mupp the prnfeMrd mini. tern of llic gospel. We
arc aphamrd nf our brethren. Il almurl ecjuat the
quarrel anddimiun that nreuitcd among the rpia
kprs a few jrarc ago. Divino l'roidcmr, how
ccr, las uire icamin to be accomplished by thi
measure. And we must wait fur their deenpc
11 cut. .V. . 0!rtr.
Thctiolent dismemberment of the Preabytetian
Churrh. arfurds nn intruclite lesson. What suit
ofaMilrnnium must that be lo be brought about
by the oflbris of professed chrittianj, viho labor
and pray, persecuta ami light, almo'slf!". the same
bicnth labor mid pray that the kingdom rf Christ
a........ .-.,.. prncn.nllg"o..w , ..... ,
the whole hen see of Cod and at the same mi'M-
ing, Ihrul Dllt some 000 Af th.-it. biethron. Mitu-
llv declaring they arc not chti.lians, and order-
ing Ihem lo stand oil', for we. the .n.jnr..y lo-day, ,
.re-orthodox, and holier than von Such . den.. I
iu..! in the P.nal Churclr. would cause all their con.
irrCL'alions to shun them, as excommunicated, not
only from the church on earth, but Hie church in
hcatcn. Here arc sumo thousand minUtcr, who,
30 years ago, believed the same creed, so essen
tially, that they wcro knit together apparently in
iuvc love fur the cause, lovo for thn doctrines
they professed, but, it woold scout they hud a lit
tle, too, of thu exclusive line of party. In process
of time a portion of this extensive Churrh made
advances, as they believed, in the interpretation of
scripture they generally adhered, to the letter of
llic "Confession," but widely differed in the expo
sition. They imbibed the spirit of Fal her Robin
kon, in his farewell discourse to the pilgrim', who
cha-ged his people tu receive light from whatever
quarter it might come, and assured them that Cal
vin and I.iither,allhough burning and shining lights
ia their day, had not, he believed, nrrived at per
fection, and that great light was yet to break forth
from the scriptures. Tlio Old School nppear to
believe that Calvin's institutes contain the perfec
tion of christian truth to go beyond, or to fall
abort, in heresy, not to he borne with for a single
'ccn the years 1310 and 1820, a largo por
tion of the clergy and laity of New England, imag
ined, at least, that they saw nc v light, and con
troverted many of the doctrines of the Pilgrinr fa
thers. They were declared heretics by the major
ity an teaching the commandments of men, and
"denying the Lord that bought them." Tho very
men now throat out of the Prehbytcrian Church
for heresy, then raised (he standard of perfection,
and to thia day have not ceased to persecute their
brethren. A week has scarcely elapsed si nco, on
a public occasion, an aged miuisicr.but a few years
aincc in full communion will il.om, wa. cncI.i.Io.I
by the invitation from the Lord's table, because ho
"followed not us." That tcncrable maii'd prayer
will unly be, "Father forgive them." A". II. Sen-
Natuiii'.. See yonder child, beginning life.with
streams of enjoyment coming in at every sense, lie
ia so formed that every thing he has to do is a
source of delight. lie has an eye, God haa contri
ved it most ingeniously, to be the means by which
pleasure comes in every moment to him. He lias
an ear, so intricately formed that' no anatomist or
wtiiBiuturio. una .v. uvv.imm.w... uiiiiviDiniltllin
t : 1 : .i. . I ..It- . . . 1 . 1
my.u.Hcs ; God ha. so planocd it that ,o drinks
in with delipl.t the rounds ll.at float around him
iqw n jn ()mv
finJ m. M h in8,rurncnlalty. Tho ,on
of cvcn; ,0 rli ,,,.
... b e ...
thc hum of the insect the noise of the storm, the
rumblins ol'distant thunder. for how mane difTc
rent but delightful emotion, has the Creator provi
I dcd. So with all the other senses : and after vou
have examined, in this way tlio whole structure
I and mind of Ibis being, follow him o'lt to a sum
I rncr'u walk, mid see how a benevolent Creator
1 pours upon him, from all (ho scenery of nature a
round, an almost overwhelming tide of delight.
. God smiles upon him in the aspect of the blue heav
ens in tho verdure of the fields in the balmy
1 breath of air upon his cherk and in the very pow
I er. and faculties themcelvcs which he hss so form-
Dm jib woKstiif. Of all the exhibitions, calcul
ated to charm (he eye through which a pure sensi
ble mind beholds external objects, en assembly of
the humble grateful worshipers, of the true and
living God seeing tu hold tho highest claim. Here
wo behold a crowded assembly, composed of all
classes of snciely. Husbands, wi.es. parents,
1 , ., ,
. children, master, servanta
brothers nnd sisters.
The solemn silence, the humble appearance, the
joy. of hone. the fellowship of truth, the united at-
I Innli.in ..fllim i... nf.trir(ii.1 ll.lnK Cn.
rl "'".mug . , ...
I ',t,.nB ,,f,''.,JC ox f "
I MeT' T"'""' .cr?:ed
vsnt breathing ol prajer, llie living word of over-
the our..! of the sav
iour of the world, the sublime t lump lit that all mav
' ' be one in Chriil. bring to mind the word, of the
I''nit "How amiable arc tby tabernacles, O
, Lord of hots ! my soul lungctli, yea panlelh for
the courts of tins Lord : my heart and my flesh
crielh for the living (d. ict,tl,c sparrow hath
f und an h.'Ue, and tlie swallo a nesl for heraclf,
where she may lay her young, even thine alters, O
Lord of hosts, tny King ana my Ood
Sirrrua xlcovh. When
a irrriister was
' anendlti.. a li.u unsVa at Edlobur.h there came on
' b.isinest to the house, a nian of the world, he was ;
' introduced in the following manner: 'This is an !
wuainlaio of mine, and I m lorry to add.,
' ' " ---- . ' "
though young and healthy, never attends public
wor.hin.' M am alir.oit tempted to hone that yuu
i r.i i..... ...
i plied the minister. 'By no means', said the man,
-for 1 a!way spend my Sondav in etthtig accounts.'
The minister replied 'yJ w,l find sir that V -v
t , j u,; it ,t nt , . Q ,me nwnnr,
A writer in th Sm.the,,, l.ltrrary ,e,.r..,Per. h" , 1,6 Ul" .he .rery gut Irlessly and III
in the eoHrsn of .n.r Rcmi,,l,eenee. f the ... ""' ""f '"Vr, dnl,pIh', not
thellon. W.IM.mll Crawford, of Oonr-ta. I... jP ,T,,,on',nJ p,0T'
1 fiirtitahea! lha following grtph'c history
inggraptrc h.Mory of llm w in-
lor of 143 1 -Ts at VYRfliingtoii.andtlio flxnttlng poll
I itcol rtrnis of that period, lift was a pattizatt, and
' a dcvotoil 1 ne, of Mr Crawford ; but he does no
injustice to his ilirtingnlahcd conipciitnr, uniting
1 the dignity of a statr-Mitaii with the courtesy ol a
j goutlenun. Wn mold wish that pnpeta of this
earl weto mmo hcqnenlly to bo mul with In our
Soon nflTtho isit or I.afnicltr. Mr Ctawf"til
and his family returned to llic Melropntis. Ills
, ,, lnuell .mpr.ned, was still loo feeble
.. ' ,.b . . ' , ',
B,,mv .' a'B "
' ItrriJcd to at home,
""'' '"" ,(,"" ,l0',r'' berniic hi. favor-
"p """'"'-"t-it might bo smd In occupation.
.Ik:" '" rrotn public duly. Winter . ame.nn.
Congress rmnr. llv this time, it ns nrcerluined
that the elerlion ofl'iusidctit would devolve onthr
House of Represeulatltec. What a stain nf ex
citement was thus produced in that bojy, where
each of the candidates had their pnrlizans and
nut mine is not tnc pen to rpeaK pontic-
al chsrni'ti'rs or events a dillicult and uii"ratcful
task for nuy one determined to speak nothing but
I tho truth. From tin collisions, the treaehery,thu
hatcnesH and intrigues of political parlios, how
' pleasing to turn to the cheerful tranquility nl'domcs
1 tic life. Mr Crawford was now seldom nlone.
1 Mc. utters of Congress, senators, citizens, and strnn
I gerrt, daily thronged his house ; for, ttotwithslnii
I ding the wide-spread rumors of his incapacity for
, ollicc, It was still hopud hy liU party tint thn con
! test would bo dceldcii in his 1'itnr, and cutiosily,
Eolf.ititorcsl, and friendship cnulinucd to draw nuiii
' hers loiind him. If he felt anxiety on the subject,
liu did not exhibit nny. Ilia family were always
with him, and that was suflicinnt to maku him Imp
pay, let public matters be what Ihoy might. Of nn
evening, silent solitary chess wax exchanged for n
game of whist, or an entertaining book read aloud
hv one of hia children. lit: took lilllo interest in
tho public journals, which were filled witn person
al abuse mid party vir.Ioiiee. Insleud of amusing,
'.ho uc.vtpapcrs irritated him, and ho threw them
aside imrcail, muttering, "a parcel of falsehoods
not one to bo depended on.,' On the whole, this
miiKt have been j pleasant winter for Mr Crawford,
llu ncicr w cut from home yet ivass never nlone.
Far less sanguine in bin expectations that, his
fiicnds.he suffered but littlo from snmpeiiso.tho most
.'.illieu'l of all stales of mind lo endure ; nnd Iu
judge by Ins conversation, lir. thoughts were more
iwnipii..l by (Inonloff what ho would do on his re- ljorl us llitlo though or spoken of in ibis family
turn home, than scheming measures when he sho'd clirle. "I drrainpt, papa, that I had churned
be President. I fje Ua,c, 0fbutter, rvhlch I brought in my milk.
Some ofhi. political fricndD tverc extremely ur- ?,U , thow yon, nnd which you praiicd a. tho
gent that Mrs Cruwlord ehould uiio n largo eve- 1 best butter you had ever eaten." "Audldrcan.pt,"
ning party, tint Mr Crawford might be seen by the ; Kaj, (le other daughter, "tliut I was in nor garden
numerous sliaugers who were thronging u the , at Woodhiwn gathering strawberries." "It i.
city by his political opponent., and such persons ( mro i,n likely, girl., that vour drenma will corne
as were not admitted into his private intercourse. ! lruc, 0lloWCrci) lelr faIicr. "I do wish they
Thcso friends urged tho falsehood in circulation ; would," raid tho mother ; "I am auro wo ehould
concerning hia healih that many averred him to , be far happier at homo thau we could ever be iu
bo blind others that ho wo. deuf that he was the President's house."
apccclitcss. lint tliuy urgco in vain. Thn alrec- 1
I innate wifo could not ho rrdurcd by ambition. I
Tranquility sho know to he essential to hid health.
Any strong excitement would bo piejudicial and j
might be fatal. Tho glaro of light would hurt his '
cyrs. An, rIic would far lulher he would
ho President, than run ony Mich rick.
i lie scllis mesa of the proposal shocked her : "it
Iff llipir niL'ti inlprr.ti; tlmu .1.... ... , .1 . : I
".'viiin mii-j ULniiu b.j f, llllHIll, SUIU
she "the oflicea they expect, which makes ihem
so anxious to have you chosen, and for this they
would even risk yuur life." The evenin'' nartv
Since the feat of gnvcrnment was fixed at Wash
ington, and the republican party gained the ascen
dancy, never had pnvato society been go effected
by political considerations as during this eventful
winter. Each of the fin: candidalea had warm and
zealot!!) friends among Iho citizens : they them
selves were considered as citizens, and by a uiiilu-
al oxclmngo of civilities and kindnesses were liar
inoiiiiiuaiy unitco in mo social circle. Jiul the fne . anu iur it. entertd. The suddenuesa of his cn
separaic interests i-plit the society of the Metrop- trance mdo cvery one start ; his fitco was flushod
olis into as tnanv hostile parties. For the timo
confidence was deslrored freedom of conversa
tion shackled jealounea, suspicions, angry and
embittered feeling, excited and parly spirit car
ried Its vigilencc and restrictions to such n degree,
as to regulate the common visitations and civili
ties between the families of I lie candidates and
their friends. So nicely were the different parties
balanced, that iiiei.Ieiils and persons al oilier times
insignificant, grew into importance, and "trifles
light as air" swayed public opinion, and as it was
j supposed might ultriiaicly determine tho issue.
j Tho intimate, nay, the lasual visitors nt tho house
in uieie compeii.ors mr toe rresiueney, were
known to each other, und where they had woight
i or inllucnce became nbj.-cl. of jealousy anu suspi
cioll. j l.cso gent emeu woto so well aware of tho
ayslcin of ospioiikgv ttisl oxialrd, that precsHliona
I cm (then in a siiiniar si..u a. .iii.eu i.iai are tie
, ccaiary fur an army eueainped in nn enemy's coun
try. Sentinels wore placid ami door were "nnr
; did. Oho gentknmn knoiog that uioh were
nightly plaiod opposite hu front duur, -uceivod hi eompimed him, was so much agitated, ho could
friends through a back passage; iliy cam nt 1 not immediately see Mr C. but went into the di
intdiiight end departed liofore daylight. These ' "'"g room. Mrs Crawford and her daughters west
niglil visits went pretty general; on one occasion 1 1' loin; he shook their hands, and bn,Mng away
i a friond nf .Mr Ciawfurd. biNi.L' aceii. at dawn of
I day, leaving the house of one of Iho candidates,
became an object of surd suspicion u, uu party,
... .. ' ... , . "
mat ail conlWenco was wunarswo, anu lulercourae
Mr Crawford who despuad all the.e petty in-
trigue. acd machinations, advu.dwiih Ids wife
' and daughter to visit Mr. Jackson as they liaJ pre-
' innlir done : muruinis visit wsm iiilareliSfli'od.
; and Mrs C. proposed aakmg tbe Geoersl and M.
wife to p" a aocial evenin. with her. When
! ,,, ccidntai: known toanme of the r:.t.-
' .ana wb, , , cJ r U j' t was t ,m
ratrd agsinal, n opposed, tl.t Mrs 0. rtlhiqolib
rtllirr hospitable inteni. On another oteaalorv
Mrs Adam Invited Mls Crswfurd to aecomwot
r . r . ' ' , ,mK m'B'" comprom
ie her laliirr intrrrsts, aim rontltm a minor
ready afloat, of coalitions between Mr Cr.wfoii.
I parly and one or olhcr of the opponents,
j E en the theater was suhjeclcJ to llir same 1
: llucnce, and on ililfercnt cn-miigs filled c.vrlunv
I hy one party ; it was otic of the modes adopted
' a.cnlain the zi'.l and sttutiglh of parlies ) snJ
j was amusing on such ncrasiors to observe the ta
icillntioni, llic embartasslneuls, llir hesitation c(
thoic whu feared lo commit thrmelvs, whether
or no they would go to tho thrator with such or
, such persois, ai d the varieties of excuse by which
they would etude invitations. What an rxhilara
' ling etening was that wn which Mr Crjiwford'si
li lends filled I lie theater ! And now, how Is that
strong phnlanx broken divided scattered ! Ma.
I ny 'if them in Ingli office ono 111 the highest.
And Mr Crawford! he hnigono to the qulcl grave,
I "ullage tho wicked erase from lrou'jling,iM whe a
the weary are at lest." Th warfare and turmoil
. of h'jiuaii passions the defeats or ttiiimpha nf
nrubilion the inconslsncy or tidulilv of ftiends
ilMe t... or ..riow nfilm hoariu-itui .linstlon.
' i..1Iin ... rrnr .n l.,,ri...i i iU i,it ,vn.
II tho spirit ran look lack on the srancs it b-
1 " - -
IcH below, Low puerile how insignificant ho
ephemeral must the highest aims nf human lifo rp
pear ! Could they h now estimated, aa they w I
one day be, in the region of iinmnrlality,trife ai
contention would cense, nnd the ties of social lib
remain unbroken by coiillicliug Interests.
'I'imo moved on unimpeded in its course by the
lidu of hiimnn aflkira or human wishes, though to
the anxious mind it seemed to linger. The elections
in tho stales wrlo over the returns received, and
it uns left with Congress to elect one of three
1 highest candidates. Tlo'so were General Jackson,
! Mr Adams and Mr'Crnwfurd. A new field for In
, trijjne nnd rtlbrt w'as now opened but I chcr.k a
, pen, whose limited design is to portray only do
' uicMic scenes and sentiments,
; Tho dccisitc day lit length nrrived. It woj a
down-right snow storm. Aware of the attraction
1 ,jch w ould draw every oi,e lo tho) Capitol, Mr
Crawford nnd his family sentei! themselves around
the bhi7.ing tire in the drawing-room without any
fenr of being interrupted by visiters, Nof expecta
tion existed of the election being decided on the
first day it wos even siippiucd that it might re
main in suspense and llic bnlloling bo continued
fur mniiy days possibly to tho last day of the ses
sion ; ci.useqiioritly littlo anxiety was. fell aboot
,PSU f that im.rnme'a balloting. Tho sub-
I "How can you say so 1" exclaimed n domesti
cated friend, who was present. "After a struggle.
j of two years, defeat will he very hard to bear c
! ven in a game ofchess il requires .01110 philosophy
lo take it paliontlv."
, ' cannot denv I lint niuis.l M
I "it is only the mortification of defeat 1 care for
,, cvory 0,icr licr01ln; ,10l)1 ,l(1fcy ,,u wj,,
1 - V
we may go lo Woodlnwn, instead of tho White
house, 1 am sure wo should be far happier."
"Let us have our book," said Mr Crawford, "nnd
whlloone of you read, lo mc, 1 will llkuwiso havo
a game of chess with one of the boys."
The book tvns so interesting hst the election
going on al thcctpitnl was for thn time forgotten.
The storm continued raging. It looked gloomy
without doors, bul bright, warm and cheerful with
in. The snow prevented the sound of wheels brlry;
..cum mi mo crouno, ami nciorn nny ono waa
i ware ol" the approach of a carriage trie door opened,
with emotion his manner hurried.
J ' Hunureds would bo in haste to bring good ti
dings," said be, "but here I rnrnc with bad new.,
j Adams ts chosen on tho first ballot." "Is it pos
sible." exclaimed .Mr Crawlord. "I thought it
would have bocn Jackson ; well, I am glad il is
over." Not a change of tone, of voice, or ofcoun-
Icriancc, evinced any quick or deep feeling ; and
heing iW irs f,rr, us. a declaration as natu.
, rol as it was sincere fur suspenau is of all .tale.
of mind the most inUi'eroblc.
Tho family received the information with a. Ill
. lie i-miilion os Mr Crawford.
"Well," observed Mrs C, "one thing conrolea
j me ; the disappointment is of God not of man, for
I hid Mr Crawford been in good health, it would not
have been so."
Soon af.crwards another rarrisgo drove to tho
j door, Mr L y came in, looking very much
cast down, and baking Mr Crawford, outstretched
hand, raid in a voice as melancholy as hit counte
nance, "It is all over." Mr Cobb, who had sc-
i Hie tears, which in .otto of hia endeavors would
gush to his eyes, "Well girl." said he, "you may
' pack up as soon you please," lie could say no
i.. ' tr .... .! It .
more ; m. voice was .uiw..u uj einouun. ma
feeling, uarothosoof a tender and ardently at-
! t.ched friend, not those of a dtaappolnlec" polllieian.
i "Lome," aid Miss C. shaking hands with Mm, "you
I may as welt laugh as cry ; come lo 'asd sea papa,
I but IKit With that clootny face. 11 was some-
i time hewever before he efild control his feelinga ,
.1 last he weirt into the drjwn.p; rr.om. laughing
and napmog i... Jia.id. as ,t Its gre.t exulUtMni,
c.'.P-.ar ,.r.-i 1 a. a'.- dsm. In. n lioru