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States with surety," and Jingua and his comrade
nre bound over " for murder on the nign seas.
I have read an ingenious and well written arti
cle in the Evening Post signed Veto, in which the
learned writer presents a pretty full examination
of the case of the schooner Arinsiail. He say
that it seems but too probable that the slaveholders
Messrs. Ruiz and Montez, conscious ot the mva
liditv of their claim in the civil courts, have drawn
this criminal prosecution, (ine cnarge 01 muruer
in nriva time to their government to make a oe
mand : and he rather singularly snvs, " this rai
ses a far more difficult question." If Veto wi
turn to Niles' Register for 1923, he will find a
elegantly written and very able opinion of Chic
Justice Tilffham. of Pa. on this subject, in whicl
ihnt eminent iurist. in pivinff his own iudffment
ao-ainst the claim of a foreign government in the
case of a fugitive charged with treason or murder
whprfl there exists no treaty stipulation, as there
does not at present between the United States and
Spain, refers also to tne corporate opinions 01
nil the preceding: Presidents of the U. States,
(with the exception of the elder Adams, Who had
not given an opinion; arm very cieany anu sans
fartorilv shows that the government of this coun
try ought not to surrender persons situated as are
Jinrrua and his unfortunate countrymen, who are,
bv the act of God, thrown upon these shores to
find I trust, that protection and relief of which
thev had been, probably, forever deprived, had it
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not oeen lor luis remantauie ami jiruviuenuai in
very truly, yours,
P. S. Sabbath evening. . The Rev. H. G
Ludlow prayed for the poor Africans this forenoon
very ieeungiy, at me service m inscnuicii.
outer door of the jail was closed to-day and visi
tors trenerallv were not admitted. I distributed
some religious tracts, in the morning, to the con
victs, and attempted to instruct the African pris
oners, especially the children, iney pronounce
words in English very distinctly, and have alrea
dy nearly learned the numerals. Un showing
them some books containing pictures of tropica
animals, birds, Sec., they seemed much pleased to
recognize those with whose appearance they have
been acquainted, and endeavored to imitate their
voices and actions. With suitable instruction
these intelligent and docile Africans would soon
learn to read and speak our language, and lean
not but hope that some of the benevolent inhabit
ants of this city will diligently continue to improve
the onnortunitv to impart instruction to these pa
cans, brought by the providence of God to their
,. m 1 .1 . .
rery'Ueors. lowaras evening we maae a.visu io
Jingua, and conversed with him a considerable
time. He drew his hand across his throat, as His
room mates said he had done frequently before, &
asked whether the people here intended to kill
him. He was assured that probably no harm
would happen to him that we were. his friends
and that alter a while he would be sent nome to
his friends, across the ocean towards the rising sun
His conntenance immediately lost the anxious and
distressed' expression it had before, and beamed
with iov- He says he was born about two days
travelling from the ocean ; that he purchased some
goods, and being unable to pay for only two-thirds
of the amount, he was seized -by the traders, his
own countrymen, and sold to king Sharka for the
remaining third. " I don't tell a bit of a lie about
it," he said, in his own language. He says he
left in Africa both his parents, a wife a'.id (hree
children. Two of the children, he remarked, are
a little larger than the African girls who are pris
oner3, and the other about as large. He must be
therefore somewhere about 30 years of age. We
endeavored to ascertain what his ideas were about
a Supreme Being, if he had any. He said " God
is good." His countrymen, he says, know noth
ing about reading or writing. To-morrow we ex
pect to have him taken out of his cell, and examin
ed, through the interpreter, by Messrs Staples and
Baldwin. L. T.
Private Examination of Cinquez, alias Jingua.
This morning I went into the hospital depart
ment of the prison with Dr. Hooker. Five or six
are sick with the white flax, or diarrhoea, pecu
liar to warm climates one or two of them dan
gerously, as ths physician thinks, who, through
the interpreter, conversed, for the first time, with
his patients. Some of the sick are convalescing.
The doctor says he has seldom had patients who
showed so much gratitude when relieved by medi
cine One of the the sick men, named Jooah,
writes in some unknown language, which, does
not appear to be Arabic. They said they were
forced to drink a great deal of salt water, on board
the slaver, and it had made them sick. Dr. Hooker
brought them woolfen socks, and administered
medicine, which they took very readily. It seems
a providential circumstance that these men were
thrown upon the American coast near here, and
that they were brought to this city. Where could
they have been better situated ? The doctor ask
ed the Congo it he should not pull out his two
tusk like teeth, and he said,, no, no, evidently
prizing them very much. 1 his man has been
described in some of the papers as a man-eater,
and almost a monster is his appearance, but he is
Between nine and ten o'clock, a private exam
ination of Cinques (or as it should be spelled Jin
gua) and one of his comrades named Bowie, took
place in a room in the iailor's house. There were
present R. T. Baldwin, Esq.,Norris Wilcox, Esq.,
marshal oi me Lusirici, oeth. J . Staples, lisq
Professors Olmsted and Gibbs, Rev. Messers. Ba
con and Ludlovv. Anthonyrthe black boy, who only
spoke the Spanish language, the native African in
terpreter and myself. Cinquez (or rather Jinmia
and Bowie are natives of the same tribe, the Man-
dineo, but as the latter can speak the Gallinas
dialect better than the fonmer,.th interpreter, who,
though neither a Mandingo- nor a Galma, but a
Kiss, (which was incorrectly spelled in a previons
communication ueeshee) found it easier to con
verso with Jingua by the aid of Bowie, who trans
lated, the GaKnas-to" him in Mandingo. We en
deavored to impress upon their minds, in the first
place, that we- were their friends, and that they
must sneak the truth. Both of them appeaed to
hove 3ome ideas of the good Spirit, and also of
an evil Spirit. They said, " God is good," and
if they told lies, the evil spirit would take them
somewhere,. they did not know where. Jingua
bad been-asked if he did nnt know that God would
punish him if he did not speak the truth, and he
replied, "yes," and added in his owu langnage,
" mo tell nr lie me tell the truth." Jingua said
ho knew if they did food they would go to God,
and if thev do bad the evil one will cet them. On
being asked where God was, he pointed up
Jineua repeated that he had left his father,
mother, wife nnd three children in Africa, and
Bowie said he left his mother, three brothers and
three sisters at his native place, Badebou. Bowie
said it was six or seven days' travel from Man
dingo to Gallinns near the sea, and he did not know
any town named Manding. It is supposed that
they came from a place near the sources of the
river Niger. When he first saw Jingua he was
at Manu, and nhe next time he met him on
board the slave brig. The river on whose banks
the interpreter was born is called Moau. It runs
through the district where Jingua was born, to
the sea. It is sometimes very deep. They sta
tea mat iney naa Deen in battles, in their own
country, using muskets, but they had not been kid
nappers. 1 would never take any advantage of
of any one, said Jingua, but would always defend
mysel!. liowle said his oldest brother was in debt
and they sold him to pay it. They have no mon
ey there said he; and trade away men instead of
money. I hey often trade people away to the
Spaniards for powder and guns. Bowie said there
was great slavery in Gallinas. This is the place
where Don Blanco, the greate slave trader, pursues
his hellish business.! lhey stated that they
were brought down the country to the sea coast,
and were chained when put on board the slaver,
which was a brig. It was crowded with slaves,
there being 200 men, 300 women ,and " plenty of
children." Jingua here got down on the floor to
show us how they were stowed on board: he mov
ed about on his knees, and as he rose put his
hands on the top of his head, to indicate how low
the deck was. 1 hey sain their sufferings were
great on the passage, and several of their number
They stated that they were nearly two months
n going to Havana. There they were put ashore,
at the city, in the night, and ironed hand and foot.
Besides this every two were chained together at
the wrist and by ihe neck. When they were put
on board the Amistad it was in the evening, and
they sailed about midnight. Their irons were then
taken off.. Some slept below, and the rest on
deck. Two of the Spaniards on board were arm
ed with muskets. The captain of the schooner
was very cruel ; he beat them on the head very
hard with any thing he could catch, and he kept
them almost starved. Ihe fact stated in the ex
amination before Judge Judson, that the captain
ought to quell their rising by ord'ring the cabin boy
to throw buiscuit amonp; them, seems to confirm
this. They say there was no persons on board
the schooner beside themselves and comrades,
and the captain, the two Spaniards, the cabin boy,
the cook, and two men who acted as guard. Ihe
cook was n mulatto, and the cabin boy is a negroe.
Jingua and Bowie both said they were down in the
hold, and did not see the fight.
Antonio, who can speak only in the Span-
sh language, which the African interpreter
well understands, said he was rather over four
teen' years of age, that he was born at Havana,
and had been a servant to the captain of the Ami-
tad.. He had been attached to that vessel three
years, during which time she had made regular
trips from Havana to Principe, with slaves. N.
Wilcox, Esq., the marshal, here said the schooner
could not be American built,, as she was very dif
ferent from vessels built nr this country lor the
slave trade.- She is only about 75 or SO tons bur
den, and her decks are made ol mahogany. Urorn
another source lcarnd that, wherever built, 3h
was evidently intended for a slaver, having ten
weeps, five on aside, and a very large hatchway
Her cargo was worth about $S000. The negroes
eft the hatches offduring all weathers, and some
of the goods were much damaged, so that the car
go will not probably bring over ijfoUUU. 1 he mon'
ey which the negroes had, belonging to the cap
tain, has gone into the possession of the Spaniards
and Lieut, uedney. It will probably be proved
that one of the Spaniards had said in this country,
that he broght the slaves from a slave ship, on
speculation. Antonio said the brig that brought
the negroes from Africa was under the Portuguese
flag, and was called La Facora. They were put
on board the Amistead, and' she sailed from Ha-
ana in the night because the English men-of-war
were lying in the harbor. The quarrel took place
hen they had been about two days from Havana :
he beginning ol it was the cook s ault, who told
he Africans that thev were going to carry them
where they would Kill and eat all ol them, lie
fore that night they were treated badly, jut that
lght they fought lair. JNo Atncan was killed, but
all that were killed were on the other side. An
tonio said that Jincua did not kill anybody.
Jingua appeared to be highly gratified to be
taken from his cell, and to have the opportunity
to look at the public buildings, and the beautiful
park, for the hr3t time, from the windows ot the
hamber. When he entered the room his bear
ing was like another Othello. He seemed, at first,
under some apprehension, but, after a while, ap
peared to be well aware that he was interrogated
by persons friendly to him. He told his story in
an animated manner, nnd when Antonio was mak
ing his statment, he watched his countenance with
deep interest. Occasionally he would stop and
shake bands with the interpreter, and laugh very
heartily. Wrhen removed from the chamber, he
was allowed to visit his countrymen. They shout
ed for joy, on seeing him, called him ' massa,' and
every one of them immediatly, of their own ac
cord1, gave into his hands all the money, See., they
had received from the visitors. He took it, but
before he reached his cell, he suddenly handed the
money to his brother, who is one of the prisoners,
thinking, probably, and justly enough, too, that
it would not be very safe when he should return
to the convicts with whom he was incarcerated.
One of the men attached to the prison was
the occasion of great amusement on the part
of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by ta
king a large lump of ice to show these strangers
from the tropics. They all handled it in turn, but
eacn one, alter holding it a moment, screamed out
as if their hands had been burned, and entreated
the man to take it out of their hands. They would
then look at their hands to see if the skin was off,
examine very closely the novelty, then taste of the
water on their hands, then touch the ice with their
tongues, or take a small piece in their mouths.
As the ice was passing round, they laughed im
modeiately at the momentary agony of their com
rades. One of the physicians of the cfly ", who happen
ed to be atjlhe prison, and who expressed his sur
prise to find that the prisoners, as a body, were as
well formed, and appeared quite as intelligent, as
an equal number, of coloreij persons in New Ha
ven, or any other part of this country, took hold of
the head of one of them, to examine it phrenologi
cally, when the young man burst into a loud laugh
saying, " it is a very poor head." Some of them
are not only cheerful, but merry, and show much
agility, wit and shrewdness. Jingua is generally
grave and thoughtful, but his countenance is occa
sionally lighted up, when the expression is very
prepossessing, indicating 'much natural benevo
lence of heart.
The curiosity to see the prisoners appears to be
unabated. Most of the visitors express much sym
pathy with these much abused strangers, and ut
ter sentiments of strong indignation against those
who have torn them from their native land, or
meditated their enslavement. But there are a few
persons, even in Connecticut, who unblnshingly
aver that these Africans are not men, that it is
right to enslave them, and that they will unques
tionably be given up by our government. It re
mains to be seen whether a Grand Jury can be
found in the land of Roger Sherman to find a bill
of indictment against these victims of cupidity, or
apetty iury to find them guilty of crime, or wheth
er the Judges will pronounce that they have vio
lated American law, or the executive attempt to
surrender them to a foreign power. The wise &
good throughout Christendom will watch our pro
ceedings : and the result be it what it may, will
materially affect the character of this nation both
with contemporaries and posterity.
We four.d, during the investigation, that the
prisoners speak at least six dialects, that the Gal-
lina dialect is the Vey or ley, and that one or
more speak the Susoo. In addition to the works
already requested, any person having the follow
ing books will conler a great favor on the Com
mittee by loaning them, or informing where they
can be procured immediately : "A Grammar &
Vocabulary of the Susoo lanaaiace, hdin. 1802,
8vo. A Spelling: Book for the Susoos, 1802
Svo." Travels throusrh Central Africa to Tim
buctoo, by Rene Caillie, 2 vols, 8 vo. 1830, in
French or Enjnish.
If there are native Africans in this city, or else
where in this country, who were born near the sour
ces of the river Niger, or in Mandingo, or who can
converse readily in the,Susoo, Kissi, Mandingo,
lianbarra.or uallinas dialects, they will confer a
great favor by calling, or sending word to the un
dersigned, for the Committee, at JNo. 143 Nassau
LI. . TVT IT 1 i 1'. . H T M
street, iMew x om iuy. a native Mandingo
would be the best interpreter. Ihe Committee
will gratefully receive donations, however small
to enable them to employ able and sufficient coun
sel, and defray the other expenses attending the
trial, and they trust that their appeal will be res
ponded to by their lellow citizens.
Very truly yours,
Long Island Sound, Sept. 10th, 1S39.
From the Emancipator.
Mr. Leavitt, Sir, I notice in the last Emanci
pator, you copy an article from the Hartford Cour
ant, which is going the rounds of the papers, puf
fing the liberality of Hon. Thos. W. Williams and
others, citizens of New London and vicinity, for
contributions made to the Colonization Society,
during the recent visit of Mr. Cresson to that
place, and stating the amount given to be $4600.
Now, notwithstanding the above statement, calcu
lated to mislead the public, has been subtantially
made three successive weeks in the New London
Gazette, the truth is I believe, that FOUR HUN
DRED AND SIXTY DOLLARS only were
raised, leaving the other nine-tenths to be collec
ted during the nine coming years in annual in
tstalments, dependent necessarily on these three
contingencies; the continuancof the life, ability,
and disposition ol the subscriber during that peri
od : at least such was the'fact with regard to the
donations from New London which constituted
the greater amount.
From the New York American.
The questions arising from the capture of this
vessel are assuming a decree ot importance that
seems to demand some notice of them from the
Under hrst representations or impressions, that
the revolted crew were legally held as slaves, and
that, being such, they had riseji and murdered the
master and crew of tho vessel, it seemed to be a
pretty general opinion, that a demand for them
would be made by the Spanish authorities, to
which this Government could not do otherwise
than, accede. For, inasmuch as our own laws rec
ognize property in slaves, and consequently pup
ish crime conrnitted by them, even for the recove
ry o, their liberty, it does not appear how we could
avoid recognizing the right of another nation to
consider and treat Slaves, and their crimes, after
the same fashion.
But'it would now seem, from the admissions of
the white survivors of the Amistad, that the blacks
on board were not slaves, even by the Spanish laws
f-out, on the contrary, had been feloniously taken
away from their own country, Africa, and in vio
lation of the Spanish laws, as well as the laws of
Heaven, had been surreptitiously landed in Cuba,
and there heldjn duress till they could be sold as
If at any period before their being landed in
Cuba, the vessel having them on board had been
fallen in with by a British or Spanish cruiser, they
who are now held by the authorities of this Repub
lic as pirates, would have been considered innir
ed freemen, and the whites who had stolen them
would have been hanged as pirates.
In like manner after their landing in Cuba, if
the laws of Spain had been enforced, these blacks
could not have been treated or sold as Slaves
and their captors who smuggled them on shore
must have been treated as felons.
If this be, as we apprehend it is, a true state
ment of the case, the next and pregnant inquiry is
whether the act of purchase by Signor Jose Ruiz,
of men thus illegally transported to Cuba, could
alter their condition, and, from much wronged &
injured freemen, convert them into hopeless slaves?
The answer to this inquiry does not seem doubt
ful or difficult; and then, if, as is inevitable, it
must be resolved in tho negative, the light into
which we are to regard the black men of the Am
istad, who, to recover their freedom, destroyed
their oppressors, may be safely ascertained, we
think by supposing, as a writer in the Boston Cou
rier has done, in this case. If, instead of Africans,
the revolters of tho Amistad were Englishmen, Sc
if, instead of a Spaniard the master of the vessel
had been an Algeri7ie, and the Amistad had been
brought into a port of the United States, the En
glishmen have risen upon the Algerine, put him
to death and recovered their liberty what would
have been their reception in a country born of Rev-
ion, and where lile, liberty and the pursuits of
happinness, are declared to be the equal and inal
ienable rights of all men ?
Would the ringleader have been thrown into
irons, and held as a pirate, or have been welcomed
as a hero, and carressed as worthy, even in a land
of freeman, of particular honor, for that he prefer
red the chance of death to the prospect of slave
We leave our readers to make such answers to
these questions as their own hearts and judgments
Meanwhile, will some iurist amomr our friends
inform us, and, through our columns, many other
persons who are in doubt on the subject, by what
authority and for what special offence, the black
men of the Amistad are detained in custody of
the United States Marshal ? And whether any
United States Court can have jurisdiction in the
case, even if the crime had been committed ?
We ask sincerely for wo want tho information.
Aurora Borealis. On Tuesday evening was
a brilliant display of Aurora Borealis. extending
at times over the whole heavens, but chiefly in
streims of light from the zenith to the east and
west: It had at times the appearance of a bright
veil extending across the sky, and rapidly chang
ing its form, and varying its hue from a deep pur
ple red, to a brilliant white. The light was occa
sionally almost equal to that of a bright moon
light. The northern portion of the heavens was
that in whkh there was the least light. It began
at about a quarter past 8, and was most brilliant
at about 9 o'clock.
During yestarday afternoon a very distinctly
marked mirage was observed in the habour. Ves
sels of which only the sails could be seen in the dis
tance, were represented by a distant image invert
ed above the horison exhibiting' not only the sails
but the hull. In some instances images were
seen apparently of vessels beyond the reach of di
rect vision. Boston Patriot.
The Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1S40 is out and
ready for dispersion. Our townsman Mr. Boid
has them for sale, and the State Society Commit
tee are about sending agents abroad to supply,
with him the people of the entire state. We give
no description ot the almanac It speaks over
poweringly for itself, when it is inspected. It
pours upon the old dragon system like a hail storm
or rather like a volley ofred hot shot such as old
Admiral Elliot fired from the fortress of Gibraltar
upon the Spanish fleet. Let all who have a groat
lay it out for an almanac, buy this, rather than
the miserable caricatures, that are going round un
der tho names of "comic" and "Davy Crockett".
Our people ought to be ashamed to buy or sell
these despicable ' pictorials". Herald of Freedom.
DR. G. It. PHELPS
CUTLER & JOHNSON,
State Street, ( Opposite the Bank,)
TUST received from New YorV, by Ji. B. RIKER,
9JP State street, opposite tho Bank, a large "assortment of
MILITARY GOODS, suitable for the present regulation
of the Militia of this Slate, '.terms C'ajft.
May 6th, 1839. 19:tf
MILITARY STAFF UNIFORM !
nnADE up aaccording the present mode, established for
J.T-0L the Militia of this State, by M. -K. MIK.ji.jk,
(State street, opposite the Bank.)
May, 1S39. 19:tf
AXES! AXES!! i
M. T. BURN HAM would say to the public, that
he has on hand a quantity of FIRST RATE
AXES, ground and polished, which he will sell cheap as
the cheapest, or exchange for old axe poles.
ICJ3 shop nearly opposite the state House.
CJADDLERY, Hard Ware, Neat's Oil, Patent Leather
i5 &c. for sale by CUTLER & JOHNSON.
Montpeler, April 27th, 183
FOR 1840 for sale at this Office.
.THE VOICE OF FREEDOM
Is published every Saturday morning, at $2 a year, pay
able in advance. If payment be delayed till the end of.
the year, rtfty Lents will be added.
Advertisements inserted at the usual rates.
Subscriptions, and all letters relating to business, should
be addressed to the Publisher-: letters relating to the edi
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of local anti-slavery societies throughout the state, are au
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Brandon, Dr Hale.
Jamaica, L Merrifield, Esq.
Hubbardton, W C Denison,
JVbrwich, Sylvester Morris.
Hartford, Geo. Udall, Esq.
lunbrutee, ilervey Tracy.
Strafford, W Sanborn, Esq.
Barnet, L P Parks, Esq.
Morrist oton.Rev SRobinson
Morrisville, L P Poland, Esq.
Cornwall, U Haskell.
Craftsbury, W J Hastings.
Westford, R Farnsworth,
Essex, Dr J W Emery.
Uunderhill, Rev E B Baxter,
Barnard, Rev T Gordon
East Barnard, W Leonard,
Waldcn, Porley Foster.
Starksboro' , Joel Battey.
St. Albans, E L Jones, Esq,
Rutland, R R Thrall, Esq.
Royalton, Bela Hall, C C
Danville, M Carpenter.
Glover, Dr Bates.
St. Jahnsbury, Rev J Morse.
Middlcbury, nl V Uordon.
Cambridge, Martin Wires.
Bristl, Joseph Otis.
Uinesburgh, John Allen.
Berkshire, .Rev. Mr. Gleed,
Derby, Dr Richmond.
Perkinsville, W M Guilford
Brookfield, D Kingsbury Es(
Randolph, C Carpenter, Esq!
East Bethel, E Fowler, Esq.
H'aterbury, L Hutchins,Esq
E S Newcomb.
Waitsfield, Col Skinner.
Morelown, Moses Spofford.
Warren, F A Wright, Esq.
Waterford, R C Bcnton.Esq
East Roxbury, S Ruggles.
Ferrisburgh, tt T Robinson.
Vergennes, J E Roberts.
n'estfleld, O Winslow, Esq.
Corinth, Inslcy Dow.
Williamstown, J C Farnam.
Chester, J Slcdman, Esq.
Springfield, Noah Safford.
Franklin, Geo S Gale,
Waterville, Moses Fisk, Esq.
Hydepark, Jotham Wilson.
Elmore, Abel Camp,
Uinesburgh, W Dean,
JJurlmgton, u A Allen,
Montgomery, J Martin,
L.tncoln, lien) labor.
Calais, Rev. Beni Page.
Sudbury, W A Williams.
Pomfret, Nathan Snow.
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A few only of the latest certificates can be inserted here,
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From a gentleman of high respectability ; dated
New York, Nov. 6th, 1838.
To R. G. Phelps, Dear Sir : I have used your Com
pound Tomato Pills, the past season, for the Liver com
plaint ; and am happy to add, with decided benefit : and
therefore take great pleasure in recommending them ; as
well from a sense of gratitude to the benevolent Proprietor,
as with a view of serving the cause of philanthropy ; from
a sense of duty I owe the public to bearing my testimony
in favor of this the world's invaluable medicine.
Six years since, I suffered from a malady, pronounced by
the concurrent opinion of a council of physicians, a chron
ic inflammation of the Liver ; and underwent a skilful
mercurial treatment ; being confined for many months ;
and at length mainly restored to a tolerable degree of
health, though not without an apprehension that I should
be similarly afflicted. My fears have been but too well
confirmed by a recurrence of nearly all the symptoms of
this dreadful malady the past summer ; when accidentally
I heard of your Pills, and learning something of their prop
erties and characters, and their rapidly increasing celebri
ty, I resolved on tryirajthem. Feeling as I did, a repug
nance to resorting again to Calomel, and after ineffectually
and unsuccessfully trying other medicines professing a
specific remedy for this complaint, I purchased a box of the
Messrs. Sands, Druggists,corner William and Fulton streets
duly authorized agents ; they presenting me, to accompa
ny the box, a pamphlet containing a specification, direc
tions, &c. I had not taken one box of them before I hap
pily experienced their healing efficacy and curative effects ;
and now that I have given them a thorough trial, can
cheerfully and unhesitatingly pronounce them the very
best remedy extant for any derangement or affection of the
Liver or Spleen, Billious Affections, Palpitation of the
Heart, or Dyspepsia in any of its forms : also as a good
family medicine, are the best with which I am acquainted.
At my recommendation and solicitation many of my
friends and acquaintances have taken them as a family med
icine, with perfect success. I grant my permission to use
this as you please. Yours truly,
ISAAC W. AVEiJY, 179 William street.
From the Bcv. I. JT. Sprague, Pastor of the fourth
Congregational Church, Hartford, Conn.
Dr. G. R. Phelps,
Sir For several years past I have found it well to keep
in my family a bottle of castor oil and other simple medi
cines, and no doubt ther timely use has been greatly bene
ficial in preserving our health. For some time past I have
made use of your Compound Tomato Pills, as a substitute
for those medicines, and have been so much pleased with
their mild, yet effective operation, that they have become
our family medicine, while others have been laid aside. I
prefer them for myself and children, to any other medicine.
I have ever used to correct the irregularities of the stomach
and bowels. Yours, &c. I. N. SPiJAGUE.
The following Letter, just received, illustrates in an in
teresting manner, the applicability of this medicine in Tu
mors and scrofulous swellings, and is another evidence of
its effects ss an alternative, in changing the action of the
glandular and absorbent systems, and in renovating the
constitution impaired by protracted disease ; although in
some cases it may take considerable time (as it does for all
remedies which operate as alternatives) to produce its full
and complete effects.
The accompanying remarks of Messrs. Chesebroogh &
Leonard, will show that the statement of Mr, Vredenburgh
is entitled to our full confidence and is without exaggera
tion, .Rome, April 27th, 1839.
G. R. Phelps, M. D. Dear Sir Herewith we send
you the statement of Mr. Andrew Vredenburgh, a 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,
We remain yours, &o,
Chssebrough & Leonard.
Second Letter from Dr. Eaton, dated Brookfield, Ml.
March 29, 1839.
Dr. Phelps 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 with
me a number of certificates frm persons of the first res
pectability, of cures which they have performed, some
ten, twelve and of twenty years standing. The one las
mentioned is a Mr. Luther Stowell of South Brookfield
who has had a carious ulcer of a most formidable kind and
has never been one day without bandaging his leg from the
oot 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.
r?For a full account of this most'interesting discover
rv. testimonials, mode of operations, &c, see pamphlets.
which may be had gratis of all Tf ho sell these Pills.
None are genuine without the written signature of U,
R. 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 those enquiring for Phelps' Tomt
Pills. The Publie cannot be too cautious to avoid all these
anomalous ' Tomato Pills' and Extracts of Tomato,' nof
tob particular to observe that the original and only genuine
Compound Tomato Pills, are signed by the Proprieter,
G. R. PHELPS, M. D., Hartford, Conn.
ICPORPERS directed to SILAS BURBANK, Jr.,
G. W. BARKER, Mpptpolier, Vt, General Agenst for
Washington, Orange, Caleoonia, Essex, Orleans, Franklin
Lamoille, Chittendon and Grand Isle Counties, will bt
promptly attended to.
JEWETT, HOWES & CO.
ARE just receiving from New York and Boston s primt
assortment of Goods, to which they invite the W
tention of their friends and customers,
May 4, 1838, 18 Ow