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T II JE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
POE-T'R Y
From the Democratic Review for April.
THE FOUNTAIN.
BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANTV
Fountain, that sprirtgest on this grassy slope!
Thv quick, cool murmur mingles, pleasantly,
With the cool sound of breezes in the beech
Above me in the noontide. Tliou-dost wear
Nw stain of thy red birth-place J goabing ap
From the dark mould and slimy roots of earth,
Thou flashes! in the -sun.. The mountain air,
In winter, is not clearer, nor. the dew
Thai shines on mountain blossom?. Thus doth God
Bring, from the dark and foul, the pure and bright.
This tangled thicket on the bank above
Thy basin how thy waters keep it green!
For thou dost feed the roots of the wild vine
That trails all over it, and to the twigs
Ties fast her clusters. There the spice-bush lifis
Her leafy lances; the viburnum-there,
Ealer of foliage, to the sun holds up
Her circlet of green berries. In and out
The chipping sparrow in her coat of brown,
Steals, silently, lest I should mark her nest.
Not such thou wert of yore, ere those old woods
Bowed to the white-man's axe. Then hoary trun'
Of oak, and plane, and hickory o'er thee held
A mighty canopy. When the April winds
Grew soft, the moplo burst into a flush
Of scarlet flowers. The tulip tree, high up,.
Opened, in airs of June, her multitude
Of golden chalices to humming-birds
And silken-winged insects of the sky.
Frail wood-plants clustered round thy edgo in fpring;
The liver-leaf put forth her sister blooms
Of fainted blue. Here the quie'.i-fdotcd wolf,
Pausing to lap thy waters, crushed the flowers.
Of sanguinatia, from whose brittle stem
The red drops fell like blood. . TJiedeer, too, left
Her delicate foot-prints in the soft', muist mould,
And on the fallen leaves. The slow-paclear,.
In such a sultry Summer noon1 as. this,
Stopped at thy stream, and drank, and leaped across:.
But thou hast histories, that stir the heart
With deeper feeling; while I looked on thee;.
They rise before m. . I behold the sceno
Hoary again with forests; I behold
The Indian warrior, whom a hand unseen
Has smitten with his death-wound in the woods,
Creep slowly to thy well-known rivulet,
And slake his death-thirst. Hark! that quick fierce cry
That rends the utter silence! 'tis the whoop
Of battle ; and a -throng of savage men,
With naked arms, and faces stained like blood,
Fill the green wilderness; the long, b:re arms
Are heaved aloft, bows twangi'and arrows stream.
Each makes a tree his shield, and every tree
Sends forth its arrow. Fierce the fight, and short,.
As is the whirlwind. Soon the conquerors
And conquered vanish, and the dead remain,
Gashed horribly with tomahawks. The woods
Are still again ; the frighted bird comes back,
And plumes har wings; but the sweet waters run-.
Crimson with blood. Then, as the sun goes. down,.
Amid the deepening twilight I descry
Figures of men that crouch and creep unheard;.
And bear away the dead. Tho next day'i shower
Shall wash the tokens of the fight away.
I look again: hunter's lodge is built,
With poles and boughs, beside the crystal well;
While tbe meek Autumn stains the woods with gold,.
And sheds his golden sunshine. To the door
The red-man slowly drags th' enormous hear.
Slain in the chesnut thicket, or fling down
Tbe deer from his strong shoulders. Shaggy fells
Of wolf and cougar hang upon the walls;
And loud the black-eyed Indian. maidens laugh,.
That gather, from the rustling heaps of leaves,
The hickory's white nuis, and the dark fruit
That falls from the gray butternut's long boughs..
So centuries passed by; and still the woods
Blossomed in Spring, and rcdened when the year
Grew chill, and glistened in the frozen rains
Of Winter, till the white-man swims the sio
Beside thee signal of a mighty change.
Then all around was heard the craxh of trees,
Trembling awhile, and rushing to the ground;
The low of ox, and shouts of men who fired
The brushwood, or who tore tho earth with ploughs-
'he grain sprang thick anil'talt, and hid in green
he blackened hill-side y ranks of spiky maizo
ose, like host embattled; the buckwheat -
Whitened broad acres, sweetening with its flowers
ha August wind. White cottages were seen,
With rose-trees at the windows; barns, from which
ellcd loud and shrill the cry of chanticleer;
stures, where rolled and neighed the lordly horse,
d white flocks browsed and bleated. A rich turf
grasses brought from far o'ercierit thy bank,.
Spotted with the white clover. Blue-eyed girls
ought pails, and dipped them in thy crystal pool;.
nd children, ruddy-cheeked and flaxen-haired
Gathered the glistening cowslip from. thy edge,.
Since then, what steps-have trod thy border! Hero,
On lliv irr..n I.-.. t. .. ... 1 r.t
I HasTaid his axe the reaper of the hiil
His sickle, as they stooped to taste thy stream.
,The sportsman, .tirod with wandering in the still
September noon, has bathed his heated brow
In thy cool current. Shouting boys, let looso
For a wild holyday, have quaintly shaped '
- Into a cup the folded linden loaf,
.. And dipped thy sliding crystal. From the w,r,
. Returning, the plumed soldier by thy side
Has sat, and mused how pteatant 'twere to dwoll
Tn such a spot, and be as free as thou.
?,a move for no man's bidding-more. At eve,
hen thou wert crimson with the crimson sky,
fivers have gazed'upon thee, and have thought
Their mingled lives, would flow as peacefully
J. , I . ' ..I . .1
if ina nngniiy as xny waters, nore ino sage,
1 'fed iRfe.lhy self-replenished depth,.
It -seon eternal 'order circumscribe
Ikif bind the motions of eternal change,
M om the gushing of thy simple fount
' Masoned to the mighty universe..
; were no other change fat thee,, that lurl s
Is the future agos ! Will not man -
H out strange arts to wither and deform
loasant landscape which thou makest green f
kail the veins that feed thy constant stream
Be choked in middle earthy and flow no more
Forever, that the water-plants along
Thy channel perish, and the bird in vain
Alight to drink ? Haply shall these green hills
Sink, with the lapse of years, into the gulf
Of ocean waters, and thy source be lost
Amidst the bitter brine ? Or shall thoy ris
Upheaved'in broker cliffs and airy peaks,
Haunts of tho eagle and the snako, aad thou
Gush midway from the-bare and barren steep?
MISCELLANEOUS
TUB WATTLE OF LOXG-ISLANI).
From a Discourse delivered before the A'ew- York His
torical Society.
BY SAMUEL WARD. JR..
Caithiiied.
Monuments commemorate the peaceful tradi
tions, and ruins the wars, of the old world. Sur
rounded by the vestiges of the past, its memories
dwoll in the European's thoughts. A tutored fan-
i Mir 1 . 1 i
cv evokes ut win, irom me tower auu me col
umn, the shades of the departed, and history may
be realized, not in its events only, but in all its
pomp and studied detail, its costume and its court.
An unbroken chain, now of golden, now of iron
links : here bright, there rusted ; here jewelled,
and there blood-siained ; connects to-day with dis
tant centuries. In Cologne, the mind is trans
ported back a thousand years ; in Koine, two
thousand. The edifices which time hallows, in
lieu of destroying, are the only monuments of
this new-born land.
The British General Clinton entered New York
simultaneously with General Lee. Unaeooiii-
panied by any force, he declared to the latter that
e had only come to pay Ins JrienU iryori a vis
it; ol wliu'li Lee remarks, in a letter to me commander-in-chief,
that ' if really the case, it was
the most whimsical piece of civility he ever heard
of.' It was the subsequent fortune of these gen
orals to meet in Virginia and in North Carolina.
The American officer's turn for the humorous
was displayed by his giving our old friend King
Sears, when sent into Connecticut to beat up re
cruits, the title of ' adjutant-general ;' a promo
tion with which, he jocosely wrote Wasmxkton,
the rough patriot ' was much tickled ; it added
spurs to his hat.' For all nominal distinctions.
General Lee entertained unequivocal contempt, and
declared that ratsbane were far pleasanler to his
mouth, than the appellation of Excellency' he
was daily compelled to swallow. On the seventh
of March, he departed for the South, wherjelaurels
awaited hiin among the orange flowers of spring.
Lord Stirling was in coinm ind, and the contem
plated' works were afterward but slow ly and par
tially completed.
The town of Boston was evacuated on the sev
enteenth of March, by the British, 'who put to sea
lor Halifax. Crowned with this signal triumph,
General Washington arrived at New-York on the
fourteenth of April, with the American army,
which, to usu his ofu expression, ' had maintain
ed their ground against the enemy, under a want
of powder;; had disbanded one army, and recruit
ed another,- within miuket-shot of two-and-twenty
regiments-, the flower of. the British force ; and at
last beaten tiiein liitu a s-tlatnelul and precipitate
retreat, out ol the strongest place on the continent
fortilied at an enormous expense.'
On the twenty-third of May, the com-mander-
m-chief found himself at Philadelphia, in confer
ence with congress, who had summoned him thith
er, to devise remedies for the disastrous state of
aH'airs in Canada. It was there determined to
defend New-York, and the requisite men and sup
plies were placed at ins disposal. ivi-turAiii" to
the city, after an absence of lifteou days, he found
great disii flection among certain of the inhabit
ants. 1 his was nourished by Governor Trvon
who, from his vessel at the Hook, despatched
emissaries in every direction. A deep plot, of
his contriving,, was only defeated by a timely d.S'
coverj-. His agents had so far pushed their temer
ity, as to corrupt not only many in the American
camp, but even some of the general's guard, n sol
dier in which, was found guilty, and shot. J he
object of this conspiracy was to make Wash-
i.nctox a prisoner.
To secure Quebec, and redeem Canada, on the
one hand to make a powerful impression in the
south on the other, and finally, to possess them
selves of New York, proved to be the designs of the
British, during this campaign. A part of their
llect Irom Mulilax arnveJ oil bandy-Hook on the
twenty-eighth of June. The remainder followed
within a week, and General Howe established his
head-quarters at Staten Island. In presence of a
powerful enemy, gathering forces at the very door
of the city, tho troops were summon ed to parade
at six o'clock', one l.right afternoon in early July.
The British fleet lav in sight, and the assembled
regiments knew not whether they were called to
attack or to repel. It was a fitting time and place
lor the proclamation ol that glorious document, each
word of which, well befitting a great nation speak
ing for itself, found an echo in every heart that beat
there the Declaration of Isdk.pend.exck. lean
conceive the beams of that setting sun to have met
a rival glow in the ruddy cheeks to which the
warm blood mantled, under the inspiring words
of liberty, drank ia by willing ears. As the ad
dress eudedv a shout of approbation rent the air.
It was not the wild cry of n senseless mob on a
holiday, but the voice of determination, which, to
the close of that war, was the key-note of free
dom. This event, which transmute:! into free states
lie dependent colony and province, rolls up the
curtain irom before the dramatic portion of my
story. The arrival of Lord Howe from England,
on the twelfth of July, and the daily reinforce
ments of the British Ihvl, from that period, jus
tified expectations of a sudden assault. Prena-
nvtions were continued under General Putnam, for
the defence of the city, and General Greene was
on Long-Island, sop 'rintending the erection of a
chain of works, to fortify it against the enemy's ap
proach. About this time, several of the British
vessels,, under a favorable breeze, ran by tho New
York batteries, tmh.jnrcj by their fire,' and much
to the surprac of tho A mericans.
On the eighth of August, Gon'l Washington
wrote, that for the several posts on New-York"
Long-Island, Go er.ior's Island, and Paitlus Hook!
lie had but thirteen thousand five) hundred and fifl
ty-seven effective men, and that, to repel an im
mediate attack, ho could count upon no ether ad
dition to his numbers, than a battalion from Mary
land, under Colonel Smallwood. Opposed to him,
was the entire British force, united at Sandy-Hook,
y the iniddlo of the month, consisting of twenty-
four thousand men, combined with a fleet of more
than one hundred and thirty vessels,. ninety-six of
wnicn came in irom ine iweiitn to the thirteenth.
Let the reader remember, , -that this armada was
afloat ofTSandy-Hook, between the heights of Nev
ersink and Staten-Island. And who, in calling
to mind this event, and reflecting that, but yester
day, after a lapse of sixty-two years, a proud
steamer was sent to this very dry, then doomed to
the fate of Carthage, now the4nalienable ally of
her former enemy, will deny that the growth of
events maturing nations, is a wondrous charac-
erislic of the age ; a token that in measure as it
learns to ameliorate Its condition, hnmnnitv i do.
stined to cover the earth like the forest tree ; and
uiat wo do not, mayhap, sufficiently regard these
intimations of a mighty future.
The details of war were ranidlv ndvnncin.r ;
the city, on which the eyes of the nation were
intensely h.xed. Lead being scarce, the zealom
burghers gave the troops their window-wpi.rht.
for bullets. Of these, one housp nlnn
uted twelve hundred and another one thousand
pounds weight; nud I doubt not, had bow-strinsr:
tecn in request, our patriotic countrymen would
have hastened, like the Carthaginians of old, to of-
icr up ineir longest tresses in the service of A.
dom. As the crisis drew npnr. th IITIQppn nnvintn
.... ......c.
oi ine commander-in-chief became redoubled be
neath his clear eye and serene brow. He was ev
ery where, knowing no repose, the indefatigable
guardian of the spirit of liberty.
Aiteauy was the army in posse sion of that
memorable address, so fervently breathed by the
great commander, win :nv:niin,r i , ,,,,.!.
a ii time is now near at hand, which mini
probably determine whether Americans are to be
freemen or slaves : whether thev have anv tiron.
erty they can call their own ; whether their'houses
md farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, nnd
they confined to a stale of wretchedness from 'which
no human eflbits will probally deliver them. The
ate of unborn nn l.o is will now depend, under
God, on the courage and conduct of this army
r 1 .i ru- . . , ii
i, c iHivc uifieiuiu 10 resoive 10 conquer or uie :
At this juncture, General Greene unhappily
fell sick oT a fever, and the important station on
Long-Island was entrusted to General Sullivan
t is impossible to compare the aims and prospects
of the rival forces, at this period, without feeling
oy daring was the gallantry of the Americans, in
venturing so fearlessly upon the unequal contest.
1 he long expected hour of attack arrived on the
twenty-second of August, when intelligence was
received ol the landing of the British on Long.
Island. Ihe report of their signal repulse at fort
Jloultrie, by the Americans under General Lee
reached our camp on the preceding night, and
was urged by Y asiiingto.n as an incentive to
proud exertions on the coming occasion.
By the twenty-sixth, the British troops extend
ed from the coast between G ravesend and Utrecht
tj Flutbush and Flatlauds ; Colonel Hands regi
incut retiring before them. General Sullivan was
superseded in his command on the Island by Gen
eral Putnam, and matters rapidly approached a
denouement.
On reaching the encampment, of which he was
o hastily placed in command, General Putnam
found the American position secured by an inner
and an outer line of entrenchments. The former
was protected by a strong position upon an einih
ence, near the .Wallabout bay, now called Fort
Greene. The only approach to it was across an
isthmus, formed on one side by the bay and con-
iguous swamp, and on the other, by a creek, run-
e r r' ,
ning in Irom Gowanus Cove, with an nrinassible
marsh on either side ol it. 1 Jus neck of land had
bei-n skilfully taken advantage of, by Gen'l Greene
and was perfectly defended by the entrenchments
in its rear. The enemy were expected in three
directions; along the coast; by the Flatbush
road ; and hv the road which led from Flatbush to
Bedford. To face thein in these quarters, an out
er line of works had been organized. A chain of
picquets, extending from Yellow-Hook round to
Hatbush, were stationed from eminence to emin
ence, to give timely warning of their approach ;
anu ine avenues were guarded by temporary breast
wuriis, ueieuuing ine main passes, mus lar,
General Putnam udopted the defensive measures
ol Lreneral Urreene, and these precautions proved
s'jceesslul, in the points they were designed to pro
tect. From an attack of the enemy's ships at the Nar
rows, the American rear was also guarded by ef
ficient batteries, at Red Hook, and on Governor's
Island. General Sullivan had in charge the whole
line of outer works, and was joined by Colonel
Hand, on his withdrawal from the coast, at the
landing of the British, and by Colonels Williams
and Miles, with their respective regiments
out h was the position of the Americans; their
numbers not exceeding eight thousand eight hun
dred men. Their adversaries, after landing on the
tw( nty-secondparted in three divisions. The right
wing, under Lord Cornwallis and Earl Percy, ex
tended, on the twenty-sixth instant, from h lat
bush towards Flallands, about two miles in the
rear. The centre, composed of the Hessians un
der General de Heister, was posted at Flatbush,
tnd the left wing, on the coast, was commanded
by General Grant. The centre was about four,
and the right and left wings nearly six miles dis
tant each from the American camp. A chain of
thickly-wooded hills, called the Heights of Gowa
nus, and extending eastward to the extremity of
the Island, lay between the two armies.
The commander-in-chief passed the whole day
of the twei.ty-sixth at Brooklyn, preparing for
the expected assault. On the eve of this, the first
pitched battle of the war, his heart was full of
anxiety. Consoled by the conviction that every
thing in his power had been done to strengthen
the American forces, he relied now upon Provi-
ence, upon the justice ol the cause, and upon
their bravery. Towards the close of the day, he
returned to New-York.
On the afternoon, a spectator, to whom the in
terior ol botli camps could have been revealed,
might have drawn n touching and interesting com
parison. On one side, the hardened veteran ; op
posed to him, the ingenuous recruit; contrasted
with the martial costume of tlwBritish, the worn
and homely garments of the.continentaIs ; with
the p.irk of burnished artillery, a few cannon bought
with blood; with polished armsand accoutrements,
the long-rusted gun and sabre, torn down from
the chimney-piece to nriswer a country's call. A-
mong the Brkish, a proud and conscious discipline;
among the Americans, a tie of brotherhood, tbe
leeiingol men who would for each other, in
defence of an injured mother. Here the proud op
pressor, there tho patriot, resolved to do or die.
Uur troops were, then, securely encamped for
tho night, the watch-fires lighted, the sentinels
posted, the hum of preparation over; a challenge
was now and then vivcd and answered, and a
guard relieved. The ,.f hero had been late in
the trenches. It was a km. August night ; a few
soldiers lay within the tern. nianv slept in the
open ah-: '
" their knapsacks pracl,
A pillow for the resting head;"
arms and ammunition had been cleaned and in
spected, and the sword loosed in its scabbard.
Beneath the precipitous bank, flowed the ebbing
waters ol the unconscious bay, and the eye that
looked on the city where Washington slept, found
protection in the glance. In tho nnrs of th bono.
lul American still resounded those stirring words
of the orderly book, and many a heart beat as the
hand grasped the gun, the'blade. In the direction
of the enemy, all was hushed ; this silence, may
hap, was ominous. Did none within that camp
gaze with mistrust upon the dark and wood-capped
hills of Gowanus ?
(Concluded next week.)
The benevolent spirit of the age is strongly il
lustrated in the propagation of Christianity. The
Missionaries have been sent forth to proclaim the
glad tidings of the gospel in the most distant isles
of the ocean. Wherever the adventure of com
mercial enterprise has gone, the messengers of re
ligion have followed.
From a recent statement it appears that 1019
persons ore now employed in the protestant mis
sions among the heathen. In West Africa are,
21; South Africa, 91; regions adjacent, 49; Chi
na, Burmah, and India beyond the Ganges, 165;
Ceylon, 28; Indian Archipelago, Astralasia, and
Polynesia; 81, West Indies, 203 : among the North
American Indians, in Greenland and Labra
dor, 108. The communicants in the churches
of these teachers, ore 9S.720. The scholars 96,-
720. The number of missionaries, exclusive of
assistantants in connection with the principle mis
sions is as follows ; United Brethren, Church Mis
sionary Society, 73; London Missionary Society,
England, 101; Wesfeyan Msssionary society,
liiighmd, 17U; Uaptist Missionary boc.iety, hng
land, 21, American Board of Commissioners, 121 :
Baptist Board of Missions, 40: Methodist Mission
ary Society, 30 : Episcopal Board of Missions, 12:
Presbyterian Board of Missions, 10.
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From the Rev. 1. JV Sprazue, Pastor of the fourth
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Dr. G. R. Phelps, .
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iioME.N. Y. April 23d, 1839.
G, R. Phelps, M. D. Dear Sir Although a stran
ger to you, I have taken the liberty, at the suggestion of
your agents in this place (Messrs. Chesebrough & Leonard)
to give you an account of the very remarkable effects of
your Compound Tomato Pills upon my system. I hare
been for many years afflicted with painful Tumour upon
my breast and having consulted moat of the physicians
in this vicinity, and havo tried their various prescriptions :
notwithstanding which the tumour constantly increased un
til it became the size of two or three inches in diameter..
My general health had become much impaired, and forsev
eral months past have suffered much from a severa and al
most constant pairt in my head. In abort, by the univer
sal advice of the many physicians I consulted, I had con
cluded that my only hope of relief was in submitting to
have the tumor removed by a surgical operation. Just at
this time (viz: last fall) 1 saw one ol your circulars, uu
was advised to commence t course- of your medicine
more with the hope of restoring my general health than
with any expectation of removing or reducing the tumour.
I have now taken about a dozen boxes (small size) of your
Pills, and my headache has entirely left me ; my general
health is excellent J and strange as it may appear, the tu
mour has almost disappeared. It ia now only about the
size of a large pea , and I have no doubt but it will soon
be entirely removed, in consequence of the effects of your,
medicine, as above stated. I have felt it my duty as weUi
as a pleasure, to recommend it to others in this vicinity J
and in every case, so far as 1 Vave heard, it has given the
most perfect satisfaction and proved itself a most valuable
medicine especially in long standing diseases.
Yours very respectfully,
Andrew VredenbuhgH-
.Rome, April 27th, 1839V
G. R. Fhelp$, M. D. Dear Sir Herewith we send
you the statement of Mr. Andrew Vredenburgb, very,
respectable farmer of this town. His case is considered a
very remarkable one, and his statements may be relied up
on with the utmost confidence.
Your Pills have fully established themselves in this vi
cinity ; and the demand for them is constantly increasing.
If desirable, we can send you several other certificates of
cures effected by the use of your Pills.
W e remain yours, &c.
Chesebrough & Leonard.
Second Letter from Dr. Eaton, dated Brookfield, Ms.
March 29, 1839.
Dr. Fhelps Dear Sir Your Pills are in great demand;
I have but a few on hand : no one who has taken them but
are perfectly satisfied with their beneficial effects in remov
ing disease, however long standing. I shall be at Hart
ford about the 15th of next month, and I will bring witU
me a number of certificates from persons of tbe first res
pectability, of cufes which they have performed, some
ten, twelve and of twenty years standing. The one last
mentioned is a Mr. Luther Stowell of South Brookfield
who has had a carious ulcer of most formidable kind and
lias never been one day without bandaging his leg from the
foot to the knee. His certificate I shall bring with me.
Please send me six dozen boxes more, on the receipt of
this, and oblige, Yours, &c.
J. E. Eai os,
JCJFor a full account ot this most interesting discov-
ry, testimonials, mode of operation ,&c, see pamphlets,'
which may be had gratia of all who sell these Pills.
None are genuine without the written signature of G.
11. Phelps, M. D., sole proprietor, Hartford. Conn.
CAUTION. The unprecedented popularity of these
Pills has induced several persons to prefix the name of To
mato PilU to their various preparations, evidently with the
intention of deceiving these enquiring for Phelps' Tomato
Pills. The Public cannot be too cautious to avoid all these
anomalous ' Tomato Pills' and 4 Extracts of Tojiato, nor
too particular to observe that the original and only genuina
Compound Tomato Pills, are signed by the Proprietor,
G. R. PHELPS, M. D., Hartford, Conn.
itCP For sale, wholesale and retail, by SILAS 3JR
BANK, Jr., sole agent, Montpclier, Vt.
FULL S1IAFTOED Riding Saddles a new article and
superior to anv before offered for sale in this vicinU
ty. Also 2 dos. Common do. manuirtiirl irom tirat.
rate Philadelphia Skirting, and by an experienced work
man, for sale bv CUTLER & JOHNSON.
Mnntpelirr, April 27lh, 1H39.
A PRIME LOT OF
Just received and for aale by
JEWETT, HOWES CO.
18 tf
May 4, 1839.
ALLEN & POLAND,
BoX, Jot $ 3Wj .S&ltet'S'w
sr-jma.Jsrjmrrjr'aB:
HAVING procured from Boston new and elegant founts
of the most FASHIONABLE TYPE, are prepared to
prosecute the above business, in all its branches : and have
no hesitation in saving that all work entrusted to them will
be executed in a style not inferior to that of any ott
er establishment in Vermont.
C7 Office, one door West from the Post-Office Stalest.
Montpclier, January 5th, 1839.
Notice.
CW. STORRS having received into co-partBcrsbip
JAMES R. and GEORGE LANGDON, will con
tinue business at the Langdon store recently occupied by
Baylies & Storrs, under the firm of STORRS &
LANGDONS. And the patronage of their friends and the
public generally, is respectfully solicited.
C. W. STORRS,
JAMES R. LANGDON.
GEORGE LANGDON.
Montpelier, April I. 1839.
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AGENTS.
Brandon, Dr Hale.
Derby, Dr Richmond.
Perkinsville, W M Guilford,
Brookfield, D Kingsbury Esq
Randolph, C CarpentertEtqy
East Bethel, E Fowler, Esq,
H'aterbury, L Hutchins,Esq
E S Newcomb.
U'aitsfield, Col Skinner,
Moretown, Moses Spofford,
Warren, F A Wright, Esq,
Waterford, R C Benton, ts-i
East Roxbury, S Rupglcs.
Ferrisburgh, R T Robinson,
Vergennes, J E Roberts,
n'estfield, O Winslow, Esq,"
Corinth, Insley Dow,
Willtamstoton, J C Farnam-
Chester, J Stedman, Esq.
Springfield, Noah Saffprd.
Franklin, Geo S Gale.
Jamaica, L Merrifield, Esq
Hubbardton, W C Denison.
JVbrtrtcA, Sylvester Morris.
Hartford, Geo. Udall, rq.
Tunbridee. Hcrvey Tracy.
Strafford, XV Sanborn, Eq.
Bar net. LP Parks, Esq.
Morristoien, Rev SRobinson
Morrisville, L P Poland , Esq
Cornwall, B r Haskell.
Craflsbury, W J Hastings.
H entford, II rarnsworth.
Essex, Dr J y Emery.
Uunderhill, Rev E B Baxter,
Barnard, Rev T Gordon,
East Barnard, VV Leonard.
H'ulden, Perley Foster,
Starksboro', Joel Buttey.
St, Albans, K L Jones, Esq.
Rutland, R R Thrall, Esq.
Waterville, Moses Fisk, Esq,
Hudepark, Jotham Wilson.
Rovalton, Bela Hall. C C
Carter.
Danville, M Carpenter.
(Hover, Dr Bates,
St, Johmburu, Rev J Morse.
Elmore, Ahel Camp, Esq.
Hinesburgh, V Dean
Burlington, G A Allen, Esq,
Montgomery, J Martin.
Miildlebury, M D Gordon.
Lincoln, Uenj Tabor.
Calais, Rev. Benj. Page. ' '
Cambridge, Martin W ires.
Bristol. Joseph Otis.
Sudbury, W A Williams
I Hinesburgh, John Allen.
Pomfret, Nathan 8now

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