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BY E. P. VALTON &. SOW.'
MOiNTPELIER, THURSD A Y,'1:SEPTElTB Eli ,1 2, fS5jO.
V.OliVxlLI.y, NO: WHOLET, N 62291. k
iUatcIjmtra & State journal.
runusiiED Evcnr Thursday morning.
TCHUP 1.50 rash tn a.lratitw i S2.00 if riaTrnmt ii nut
rnttdc in adv men ; interest nlw&vs dialed fium tlie cod of
tliu year i
t CABINET OF FOSSILS.
Coase, an.i witb curious eye
Tbcse records of a, tyOrld gone or, '
Tliese 1 ll-talea of tlie youth of time, - --
Wk'D maoies, sudden, TJtt, otlns, I .
(From c'.ao-, null fiir order's tilrtll, ,
TolbelsnflKidtl.atdro'stled tlig earth, ) ti J
fotaueriliAe esult of Uusjourts world,
Int the sHa ita meuuUHQs l,urlld, ;
And Uiioo kusHerou sargos 3Ut! L -
Bor tlie broad ruins, f.r nioe- '
Totwve tiUtjuau'1 shingly had,
tu- bursui.-oritfardi in their stead
1 iit.i.s srarisles lirweiiii- roso
Ti pi-K-o lh" cJatiiU with crerted.ni.ws. r r
Bar od tu liijh heaf Olli icy acalp.
7, :k ( ft thma roiuj of kingdom old, ,
?h mcdii of a hro!;on mould ;
'i h' eorala in the green hillside, '
I r.uih and flowera beneath the tide, 1
'j urre BtU;gUag fires, )a aroUr fonnd,
'i i.-Bf h46 iiiae-foreata underground,
'iii.ae dinteea-eja, ith curious hose,
'i I. '. ti - -d lerns, ani fruited moeses,
Ly ii afc la iratei a;ead, , i
An i -inni--trucL by some Goron'a head.
'1 . . l 'miiiboia of thl graceful liell,
i ti licaely formed, so eil,
; 'i can deel ire whit yeara uivo past
?- i h V h Jlli teaantMl it lat,
a junliLai centuiies have flown
rn i .hulii nidda lire shell a stone:
t, .-r w.i' nie on (hoafl jointed stems,
livi ,i.ant i'f starry gems,
Ai o.i fli il eea-flowcr, light and fair,
i" Ii -1'oi.u ia haavea in agate there j
r f iiii -c giant ribs in stone
1 1. nJ ly milliliters, lung uniuown,
I I i ifi.im oiitemundano flood
V. i: i.--'i on co'ittnen'ts of mud,
A,1 i rc but well fjr tnun,
jVij'liii V-fore i.is day b-an,
?!!nr.-HT-, llnough rrorldi;nce extinct,
An ' -liri'di of otht r fonns lieido
. i ji i-ied in the yeasty tide,
Xti i lining tar Ith diflgon-wing
Tj-i ii, eli, a tortoise wont to sprung,
(ii nin'ijhM in the tusfaes rank '
't 'i' i the dull maditmoth on the hank,
ir InvM llie green andailent deep,
lr .in the coral janfc to sleep,
Where many a rood, in passive strength,
'1 1." m i'y reptiles lay at lenglh.
' ur tiijt' are wondels, wondrous strattjte,
i n -I n,n vv'io'ni!! tiiOTh nature range,
Ai. 1 um the mind, and clear the eye,
, i iei nmtrurliun not pas hy ;
1 .n aiedeepthough-sof traiMjuiljiy
For iliose viho thus their hearts employ,
A-i i trine the wifce design that lulka
hi iW i. luro inoam-sl wotta,
An l In the totch of tiuth dn.com
" i ! i,i,iy ksons ood men iearn :
1 1,, i'i.'ii- an' pi 'asuies, eweel and new,
To iIiom; who thus creation viewr,
Ai 1 as on this mid world they loolt,
Us iird ii aeirne mt!ity hoot,
I i- ,-tli'ii wiil.i-i, bt.fbre, behind,
With Koraings ofiholAaster-mind ;
ILii M with that wisdom, which excels
In tra-umg worlif,--or fretting shells,
I u ed si nh tnaf mcrcyi hich deli;bls
I I l.ii rsii - men, or guiding mites,
l ilh nih-nt deep benevolence,
V. lib inJ.ieu inild Omnipotence,
Willi order's orerlastiag latrs,
i i! i i i i IfcT, and secret cau'c,
ii iii-i md u-uln in all things rife,
1 A i' X t-e v.orld inth lovejmd life,
And teitchin; &omcijiUcn round
iiow good toe Uod of sill is f.nind,
llia haiidiuork how v.8t, hou hiud,
How prenrrang'd by diaroat n.md,
llun glorious in his own estate,
And m his emallest wcrks,how grant!
THE FAIR COURIER : ',
A iU2'OLUTIONAIUr: STORY. ,
IIT T. s. Aivrncu.
tiry wl in Suuth Carolina bad yield-
ii successively to me Americans, excepting i
'urlcsion ami Nmely-Six, but steadily,
.. . i. .1 ... rl.r. i.in.iru nf thrt Inftiir nni.
UIH ua.i, ,
re-.'d, the Americans slowly approac.iing
ip f irt lv a scries of works constructed '
nuer tb - smiermiend.mcc of Kosciusko. I
nllir third of June,, the long expected
, fr.M,, R..lnnr mac Ii, T.nrr .
awdon which, witb the Southern Roal-
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1 -1 1 r:.m. f.'i 1 t.i,iwitii.i mnn
ut all his citcirts to transmit uneiiigencc
1 the be.eajuered garrisou at Niuety-SiX,
J 3.-. lit 1, General Sumpter, beard of
le approach of itawdun. Then, with re-
ewed diliigence he pressed the siege, hop-'
if to obtain a capitulation before Uolonel
rufef should rcceivcTiews oflho'approach-'
ig succor. But the commaudor of the
irt WuS ever on tbe alert lb iualte good his
efences, and, tnougb ignorant of the near
res of ctpituliitiQ.n.
One eveuiii" a contryman rode along tbe
iries tLiiiit c.siuii 1111 iivi ni.i.i..o uuu aum-
-., .1 rf. 1 i.
ers on duty. io particular notice was
aken of this, as the Iriends ol the cause;
1 urn iinriinHMt .In l tl PT 1 ll Catntl. mill ITO
itinro iln-v nlfnfrl. l lie-individual here
enimnpd. moved aioiitf inucn inieresteui
u all he saw, until be arrived at tbe great
IMU H IVlllJlI Ullll111 ' hnv .w..... . 0i
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ir n foiv miiincrifs tie "lanced. CdUllOUSlvl
raund him, and then, suddenly putting
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he w.is out ot danger. I ne garrison!
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iiuieuiaiciv iiucn tjijcu uicLiin.-5iuii;i,aici
nivrn.il mill lirsitl.rtll 411R ueicu o lllteillir.
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lkinlnii still ' lediicethe fort before tbe
rival bi i.urti rsauuuu. uuu. vrrcuu uiticu
urapter witb the intelligence that Rawdon
ii i.:mn.i mill nii.i ii'ii. fint.Minir nil inr
inelj-isix. Ihe crisis had now come.
e rpFAles.n lr innk-r nn :iltnrlr imim trip
irt, and if not successful m reducing it,,to
na, be'fore Rawdon come'up.
TheJcUh of June, 1781, was the dav
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ncessTtiiiv ut;ienuriu. nnu niipr s;ii!irri.fr
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realloss. Lien, ureen ordered his troons to
Mirp. fsreen rrtreated to Rrn.wl riser
here he encamped, and Ratvdon .fearing to
tack linn, lie remained unmolested.
'Near tlic place, where Gen. Grocn was'em
camped, stood ihe unpretending residence
of a country farmer, in moderate circum
stances, whose name was Geiger. He was
a true friend of the American cause, and
but for ill health that rendered him unable
to endure, the fatigues of the camp, would
h'ave been under arms in defence of bis
,c'oi;nfry. Geiger had an only daughter who
was imbued witb her father's spirit.
' If I were only a man !' shc would often
say when intelligence came of a British or bead must approve the act, though bis heart
tory outrage, 'if I were only a man that i might fail rinn were I to ask his consent.
could fight for my country.' j But it is. not for you to hesitate. Heaven
On the third day of Gen. Green's c'n- bas sent you a messenger, and you dare not
campmcnt near the resilience of Geiger, a . refuse to acct?pMhe proffered service wheir
neighbor dropped in. , so mucb is at' stake.'
' What nesv.si' asked the farmer. J 'Niblt girl.!' said the General, with cmp-
-. j'Lnrd Ratvdon has determined to abandon tiou. , ' You shall g; and - may God speed
the fort at Ninety-Six.' iyoti. and protect.you on your journey.; ,;
' Are you certain V 1 ' He wiil(mufmured,the,imerpid.girl, in
' Yes, Gen. Green received information a low voice.. 1 ,
this morning. Rawdon leave Cruger at ' Order a swift but wcll-trnincd .and gen-Ntny-ix,
F0o''s4l5?!?? s 50011 114 P0-5! ''e "" to be satldled imrrretliaiely,' s'afd !
slide with Ins bloody .rjcruits:atid tiieir pro-1 Green to the officer wild had conducted the
perty, to take a route tliatmlU put the Ed-1 maiden into bis presence. ' j
isto between him and our forces. Moving! The officer retired, Emily seated herself,
down the Southern bank of this river to 'while the General wrote a hasty despatch
Orangeburg, he will thence make a jmic- for Sumpter. This, after it was completed, I
tion with Tlawdon, at "Friday's Ferry.' be read over to her twice, in order that, if
'Tjien they "ill divide their force,' said i
And give Green an advantage by which
he would not be slow to profit. Cruger will
not be a day on the inarch helorc our Gen- sirucuons now to act in case she-was mter
eral will make his acquaintance.' jcepled by the soldiers'' of Lord Rawdon
' No replied the neighbor. 'If I beard, to all which she listened with deep attcn-
r,rr,hi it Is fin f!rprn's intention to uur-i
'sue Uawdots, and strnce a more uectsitt:
' Why did not he encounter him at the
Saluda, when the opportunity offered V
' Gen. Sumpter was not with bimJ'
' Nor is be now.' . . . '
' And, I fear, will not join him, as he so
'For what reason?' inquired' Geiger.
' He find no one willing tp become bear
er of despatches. The country between
Sumptcr's station, on the Walcrce, is full
of the enemy who will, to a certainty,
murder any man who undertakes the jouni.
cy. I would not go'oii the journey for my
weight in gold.'
And can no man be found to risk his
life for bis country, even' on so perilous a
service?' said the farmer in a tone of sur
prise not uniningled with mortification.
'None. The effort to each Sumpter
would be fruitless. The bravest man will
hesitate to throw his life away.'
'God protects those ho devotei them
selves to the good of their county,' said
Geieer. 'If I could bear the fatigue of the
jourupy, I would not shrink from the service
' You would coramitt an act of folly.'
' No of true devotion to my country
replifd the farmer warmly. 'But he add
ed, in a saddened voice, ' what boots it that
I am willing for the task. These feeble
HuiIm refutes to bear me on the journuy.'
Emily Geiger, the daughter, beard all this
with feelings of intense interest; and as
she bad often said before, so she said now,
in the silence of her spirit: 'Oh, that I
were a man !' But she was simplo a young
and tender girl, and her patriotic heart
coulfe only throb with noble feelings, while
her bands were not , able to strike a blow
for their country.
' If 1 were only a man V murmured the
young girl, again and again, as she mused
tin iat she bad beard, long after the neigh
bor h.iil departed.
Iiij the ,. meantime, Gep. Green, who had
heard through ineengers from Col. Lee,
'or the proposed abandonment' of the Nine-'ty-Si,-:md
the division of the British and!
tory lurccs, was maliing preparations to re
trace his steps,' and strike, if possible, a
deoi.-ivc blow against Lord Rawdon. In
order to make certain .of victory, it wasnc
ccarv to inform Sumpter of his designs,
and i ifect a. iiluctiou witb him before-'at-;
tacumj the enemy, lint, thus lar, no 011017
ouVred to perform the dani-erous service. '
O 1 the morning of the day upon vvlucli
the aryty was to, commence retracing its
steos (icn. fjrprn s:it in 1 s mnt , ,i
deep thought. Since taking the command
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01 uie soutiiern army, 'fie Had tieen strus-r,
glinr at every disadvantage, with a powerful
enemy, and 'many citizens of the country
were lost to eiery feelim of true puirlot -
ism; and now, having weakened that eue-1
my, lie,tfit eager to strike a bow that ivpudl
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destroy nim; nut with tne torce l;e could
command, it was vet a doubtful ouestion
her air engaiemcnt would result in vie-!
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cITept a junction with ' Sumpter' before Lord
Rawdoti reached Friday's Ferry, on tbe
C(ingaree,,hp had great hopes of success.
But tlie great difficulty waslogcta messen
ger to Sumpter, Who was distant between
one an'd two hundred miles. While the
General was1 pondering these things, an of-1
ficer entered and said
, ' A country girl is before the tent, and
wishes to. speak wjth you.'
. .' Tell her to conic in replied the Gen
eral. The officer then withdrew, and in a few
ino'iuents re-appeared in cfinVpa'uy with' a
young girl, dressed in a closely fut'iig habit
carrying a small whip in her. hand. She
The General arose as the maiden stepped
inside of Jus tent, and relumed ber saluta
tion. - '
'Gen. Green!' inquired the fair stranger.
The officer bowed.
'I have been told,', said .tie visitor, the
color deepening inher face,' that you arc in
want of a-.bdiirer of despatches to General
'Tain 'replied the Gciieral.JJmt I find
no obe courageous enough tb undertake the
'Send roe- said the maiden. And she
drew.her slight form upward proudly. .
' Send you !' exclaimed the General,
taken by. surprise. ' You'? Ob; no, child !
I could not do that. It is a journey from
which brave men hold'baclr.f" '
' I am not a brave ,iuan. I am only a
woman.'" Bdt I. will go , .
Touched .by sucb.aiiutilooked-fbr incid
ent, Gen. Green, after pausing some nio
'rrients, said '
' Will you'go on this journey alone V
,'Give'me1'a fleet horse, and I' tVill tear,
' What is your name V inquired the of
ficer, after another thoughtful pause.
' Emily Goiger.', , f , , r,
Is your father living V
' Have you his consent V
' He Isntuvs i nothing of my intention. i
But he loves his, country, and, but for ill-
health, would be now-bear'nm arms against
j her enemies. , His heart is with the, good
! cause, tuousli his arm ib imwcrlcss. His
compelled to destroy it, she might yet tle-
liver the message verbally, and then asked
her to repeat to him its contents. She did
so accurately". ' He then gave her minute
directions in regard to the jodrney, with iu-
' 'And now, my good girl said the Gen
eral, witii au emotion he could not conceal,
as he 'handed her. the despatch, ' I commit
to your care this important message. Eve
ry thing depends on its safe delivery. ,IIer
is money for your expenses on the journey
and he reached her a purse. But Emily
drew back, saying ' '
' I luve money in my pocket. Keep what
you-have. You will need it and more for
At thn point, the, officer re-entcredtbe
tent, and announced tliit the horse was
"Aiidso ami," said Emily, as she stepp
ed out into th6 open air. Already a whis
per tifwh.it was)Jomg on in the General's
quartero was passing through the camp, ai,d
officers and men had Njatlfered before bis
tent, to see the' noble 'tniuded sul as she
came forth tostart uppn her dangerous jour
There was, tip, sign of fear about the fair
joung njauien, as she placed her foot in the
hand of an '.fficer, ami sprung upon the
saddle. Geo. Green stood near her. He
extended bis hand as soon as she lud firm
ly seated hcrsell and grasped the reins of
the noble animal upon uhicli the was
"Godspeed you on your journey, and
may heaven and your" country' reward you,"
said he as held her hand tightly. Asherc
l'niiiiiiliO'J, tlio officer who tint! till then held
the borse by the bridle, released his grasp
and the animal. sprang away, tearing the
fairjoung courier from the camp, and mov
ing off rapidly in a southwesterly direction.
Both officers and men azed after her but
no wild shout of admiration wtut up to the
Oil some mmds pressed painful thoughts
of the perils tliat lay in the path 0f tjle
brave girl ; others, rebuked by the noble
self-devotion, retired to their tents, and re
frained Irom communion with their fellows,
on the subject that" engrossed every thought
while otners lot all present enthusiasm
in their great anxiety for the success of the
About five miles from the encampment of
Gen. Green lived one of the most activo and
(bitter tones in all South Carolina. His
jname was Lorie. Ho was-ever en the. alert
f:.r information, and had risked much in his
efforts to give intelligence to the enemy.
Two offifs suns were under arms at Ninety
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f.",ce Pcamtiieiit of Gen. Green 111
'"-''goon.oou, t.ono nan ueen in oaiiy
- iiiiii'iiin..uiim mm spies woo were Kent
" ' vicinity, in oroer to picK up
111 liinn.it t. nt lint li. . ,
" . "" ""y" w imcuiunwiu
; 'no hntisti.
I Sollle r'n.!r. bours .after Emily Geiger had
fslarlrd 011 ber journey, one of Lories spies
'cached the hou-u ,,f his employer.
. " '""'0 toe lory, wuo saw,
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"J "" t.uuuu.-riuiii.r;,, u nc au
"cna lu communicaic.
"" he. rebel Green
has at last found a
If he d6uldjmcast;"Ser l0' UKrl7 'his despatches to Gcn:
bumpier.'" M --Sr.
" Are Vo jure 2"-' -"- i'"
" Yes; ad siie has been on her
four or.fiyeihours.'V . ai
" She 1"
r -.-.- i -r-.. b
That ..girl of Geigcr,'s went to
the'eamp this morning, aiiduioluntccred for
, i i. j,i' .- - - .
"jl'he !" '-
We will not,stain-'Our.;pages with ajec
ord of th"e"profan'e Jind byitaL words that
fell froin,thij lips of the tory.
" She has the' swiftest horse in the camp,"'
tald the mail, " and unless'imuiediate pur
suitjis given ncr srie"ivill sooii be out of our
With a bitter oath, Lorie declared that
she should never reach the camp of Gen.
Sumpter. ' JJ
"Take Vulcansaid beRIn a quick, en
ergetic voice, " and kill hirii but what you
overtake ihe hussey' bctweei. this and Mor
:. ".She" ffds'ncarlfivc'hb'urs start," replied
'' Bui, you mu-st'inakc -two miles to her
'"'Even then, she ,will be most likely
some ways ahead of the Range belbrc I can
reach there." ' 1 r1, :'
"Very' well. Iti that case you 'must
start BdiiMiuk after her with' a fresh' horse
1 will give yous.a.riletttuv.njiich you will
place iii.bis.hapds.should , you-fail to over
take tiicgirh',',.- , -' C.;
Willi these instructions, .the man started
lie y.as mounted on a large strong horse,
who bore liis rider as lightly as if. he had;
been a child, . ,
In the meantime, Emily who had receiv
ed, mjnute'inforjnatioii in regard to ber jour
ney, aftdviio was, moreover, no stranger to
tlie way, having been twice to, Camden,
ttruck'boldly into the dense forest through
wliich she was. to pass, moved rilongta bri -
die track at as swift a pace- as tbeamma!
sne roaa could-Dear withoiu too gnnt t:
' The important work upon .which Ejje'had
entered, and.the enthusiasm wjth. '.thich it
had inspired her,;kepl her; heart' abotibe
.influence of fear. - j.
No event of moment Jiappenedduriiig.the
first day of her journey.''' I ii parsing rfsmall
settlement known as Morgan's. Range, and
which she did at four o'clock in the after
noon, she took the precaution" .'tors-weep
around in a wide circle', r.s some of the
most active and e,vil mlnticd tories in the
State reside'd inlbat neigCothood. SiWcess
ful in making this circuit, she resupad the
road upon her course', still urgip for
ward her faithful animai .which though
nioch fatigued by the rapidity of bis joCirney,
obeyed he'.iifortltif'his-riileras if be Com
prehended the importance of the rheisage
he bore. ""ii
" Gradually, now, theiiay dctStned, and as
the deep shadows mingled more aud more
with each other, a feeling of loneliness not
before experienced, came over the mind of
Emily, and her eyes were' cast about more
warily, as she feared the approach of dan
ger. The house at which, she liad.proposed to
spend the night was still ten miles if. not
more, in advance, and"as the shades of eve
ning began to gather around, the hope of j
rcaumiig tnis resting place was aoanuoneti ;
for there being no moon she was in danger
of losing her way in the darkness. This
conriction was so strong, that Emily turned
ber horse in the dircction.of. the fust farm i
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house that came 111 view after the sun. had
ldllcirbeWw the horizon.
As she rode' up to the' door, she was met
by a man, who, accosting, her kindly, asked
her where she wasiftbin aud how fir alia waV
going. . .-
"1 had ' hoped- to reach Eiivoood's to
night," replied Emily. " How far hiviiv is
'- Over ten nii!es,,arid be road is had and
very lonely," said the,man,, whose wife shad
by this time joined him. at tbe door. "iYou
bad better. "get down and stay with ui till
II you will g
live me that privilege," re
SdenTshall feel greatly
turned the maidc
The man promptly.gavc bis band ley as
sist Emily to dismount, and led her tired
dorse away, his wife invited her to enter the
bouse. ' ;
" Have ydcom'e firT' enquired, the wo
man, as she untied Emily's bonnet strings,
looking very earnestly into her face asi she
Emily knew not whether she was. among
tbe friends or enemies of the Ameiican
causp, aud her answer was therefore brief
"Your horso.i. looked very tired. And
you must have "ridden htni a long distance."
''I rode fast," said Eutily..t!;Sliirt I
have not been able to- rcich theplaco for
"whtoh I started this rnoraiiiur't - - .
"It is hardly safe forn young girl like
you to take such a long journey alone, in
these troubled times."
" I'm not afrai'd. No one will harar me,"
"I'm not so certain of that, child. It's
only a day or two since Green passed here
in full retreat, and there , are many strag
gling vagabonds from his army roaming
around whom .1 would not be safe far one
like you to meet." ,
Ai the woman ,aid this, a chill went
over the frame of .bVirl, for in the lone of i
her voice and expression of her face, she
read an unfriendliness to . the cause that
was so dear to her heart. She did not ven
ture to reply.
" Might I ask your name," said tho wo
man, breaking in upon the anxious thoughts
that were beginning' to pass' through' ber,
Emily reflected hurriedly, before rpply
ing, and then, without hesitation answered
" Geiger." ' . ,
The quick conclusion to which she came
was, that in all probability the woman did
not know anything about'her father as fa
voring the whig cause ; but even if she did
a suspicion of the erraud'tipou which she'
was going was not likely to cross either ber
own mind or that of her husband.
" Not John Geiger's daughtei ."exclaim
ed the woman. "' "- ' ,
Emily forced an indifferent smile, and re-
'.'Yes." . t
" "I've heard of him "ofi6n enough ias a
bitter cncm.y5to the rpyalisls. Is it possible
vou have ridden all thoway.frotn borne to
day!" .rr5 ,i n--
Before Emily replic'dihchusband of the ,
woman came in
.."Would you lhink'it!"-said-the latter,
." this is John Geiger's" daughter of whom
'we have so often heard."
"Indeed! Well, if sbe'were the daugh
ter of my bitterest enemy, she. should have,
food and sbelter.to-night: -No wonder yodr
.horse is so tired," bo'ndded, addressing Em
ily, " if you have ridden "from home to-da-.
And no doubt, you are yourself hungry as
well as tired so,.wifu, if all Is ready sup
pose we have supperl" " ' ' ' ' ,
- The movement of the, supper table gave
Emily time for reflection and self possession.
No more pointed questions were asked dur
ing the ineal, and after it' was completed,
she said to the woman that she felt much
fatigued, arid if she would permit her to'do
,so, she would retire.
The young girl's rcflectiohVwcre by no
means pleasant when alone., She thought
seriously of" the position ju which she was
placed. . .. s,;- :
Her father was well known as an active
whig and jlie ,was iu the .house of a tory,
who liiigiit Suspect her, errand,. aud prevent
lis consummation. After retiring to bed:
she'ihuscd for a long time as to the course
to be taken, in tjaseefforfs were' made to de
tain ber,-.Yhen,!.oter-wearied, nature claim
ing its due.reDose,Jpcked tall.her senses iu
Nearly two hours after Emily had gone to
her chamber; arid just asthe man audwo
man'who had given.her sficllerXor the night
were" abputtetiring-,'the sound of a' horsejs
feet were hearili rapidly approaching the
house. tPa'goIng,'tb,th"tidd'or 'a'youug rnari
rodelup? and called, out-in a -familiar mau-
tA E. . x . " in.' - tr t ?
ner ? 4 tr
" Hallo'JPrestoD, have1 yptt seen any
thing bf-a stray youug woman-in these parts
t'o-day1!" - - -
1 " Billy nlclV." returned Preston, " what
j in the world' brings you here at this time
" On a fools errand it may be. : I receiv
ed a letter! from Lone; about an hour ago,
stating tilde Geiger'sl 'daughter - bad" volun
fcrred tb carry important despatches lo Gen
Sumjjter jtbat,shefhad been gone .some
bout'Si--iiiat he must overtake her at any
"It is not possihlej"-saidj' the w''"e ot"
Prestmi. rjtf ,-.
" Yes ttiis.;;and it'trikes me that she
must be a confbunde'd' clever jjirl'
" It strikesmc-so too," returned Preston;
" But I TSllfer- think your errand will be
th.U of a fool rf'yo'u 'should, go any further
" Hate-'ybu' seen anything' of the clever '
jade,.' demanded Mmk, in a verydecided
tone; . , r,'
" Well, perhaps1 1 hate," "returne'd Pres-
ton iuLhliiiviTincei ' ' 'fs4
?'rAlia. !" ejaculated flliiik', qaicKiytnr'ow
ing himself' from horse.j ,rSo I liave -at
last goj on .the right track. She is here
tbeii?" . ' '
" I tin! not say so."
" It is all the same."
Blink then hitcb'ed his horse to. the fence,
and entered the house with 'all the familiar
ity of an old acquaintance'.
The soiin'd 'of the "Iiorse's feet as Mink
came dashing. up;to- the -house, awakened
hauly. 1 ne room she occupied beinrj on
the ground floorj and -the window raised to
admit cool nir, she' heard every word that
passed. It may well be supposed that her
heart sunk ,111 bar, bosom.
..,.: r " ' r.-.
ior a limit .. time alter , the new comer
entered sTre heard th murmur of voices. -TJkjii
soiht' 'o'rfe went out and the horse was
lejtlviway to the stable. It was clea.r 'that
the individual'in'seifrch ofh'erl.ad conclud
ed to pass the night there,- and secure ficr
in the morning. '. - '
The intrepid . girl . now bent all her
'thoughH on ihe possibility of making an es
cape. . Aji hour she lay with her heart flut
tering in her Ooom, listening intently to
every sound tbltt was made by those arouud
her. '" !
At length, all ' became still. Preston
and Ins wlfi, as-wfell as'the new comer, bad
retired to rest, and the heavy sin nbpr into
winch bbtb tbe ni'eil had fallen wss "soon
made apparent by their'heavy breathing.
Noiselessly leaving her bed, Emily put
on lien cjojlies in liable, and pushed aside
the curtain which hd been drawn before
the window. , Thro' j tbe. distant tree tops
she saw tlie newly nsing moon sbininix
feebly. " " ' .
As she stood ledning out of the window,
listening eageriy, and debajing the question
whether f4i6 should venture forth fn "the si
lent midnight, a Large house dog, who was
on the w jtch wldlg hi3 master slept,, came
up, anJ Uyitglits great brad upon the
window sid looked into her face. Emily
patted hislu.id,laudiha' dog seemed much
pietisttu with the notice.
I- No binder hesitating, "iho rriri sprailrf
lightly fro. u the window, and accompanied
by the doj, uiinediiibiseles'sly in the direc
ting ofllie st -.ble. Ileie she was for some
time at a los-s to determine which of the
half dozen horses it contained lud borne
her thus far on her jouruey; and it -was
equally bard to find, in the. dark, the saddle
and bridle for which she sought. But at
length these difficulties were ail overcome,
and she led forth the obedient animal.
Making as wide a circuit from the bouse
as possible, Emily succeeded in gaining the
road, without awakening anyone. Opto
this time the dojr had kept closely by ber
side but when sImj mounted her borse aud
moved slowly away, he stood looking at her
until she had passed out of sigbt, and - then
quietly returned to-his post near the farm?
Tfie dinger she had' left behind made
Emily almost insensible to the loneliness of
hersituation, and the joy she felt at her es
cape, scarcely left room in her heart for
Day badcarcely begun to break, when
she reached the house of an old friend of
her father's where she intended to pass tlie
night. To him she confided the natureiof.
her journey, and told of the narrow escape "
she had made. "A hasty meal was provided
for her, and ere the sun was above the hori
zon uiounted on a strong fresh horse, she
was sweeping away on her journey. A let
ter from this friend, to a staunch whig resid
ing twenty iiiTIes' distant procured her
another. . ,
More than two thirds' of the distance' she
had to go was safely passed ere the 'sun went
dpwn again, and she was riding along in
some' doubt as to where," she would rest for
the night, when three'mcii dressed.in Brit-
tish uniform, came suddenly iuxieiv direct
ly ahead of her: -To turn and go bacK
woulcl be of no avail. So she rode on en-'
deavoring to keep a brave heart. On com
ing up with her the soldiers reined up their
horses and addressed her .with rude famil
iarity. She made no reply, but eudeavored
to pass on, when one of them laid bold of
her bridle. . ''
Escape being now impossible, Emiljr an
swered the questions asked of btr in such a
way as she deemed prudent1." Not satisfied
with the account she gave ,of herself,, they
told her that Lord Rawdon was encamped
about a mile distant, and.itbat she must go
before him, as it was plain that she was a
rebel, and most probably a' spy.
' ' -O.i being brought,- intoi the presence of
the British officer, Emilyi was, interrogated
closely as to where she had come from,
wither she was going, and the nature of her
errand1. She would not utter a direct false
hood, and her auavvers being evasive, only
created stronger suspicions against' her iu
the mind of Lord Rawdon.
' We'll find a way tb the truth !' ho at
length exclaimed impatiently, after trying in
vain to get some satisfactory, statement from
the firm hearted girl, who did "not 'once-lose
lief- presence of mind durlng-th6 trying-interview.
' Take her oyer td my quarters at
the farm-house, and see that she does not
escape1 from you.'
Theofficer to whom this command was
given', removed Emily under a guard, to -a
house near at hand, and- locked her In one
of the rooms. Th-rfTomeritshevas alone,
she took from her pocket a pair' of scissors,
and hurriedly opened a part of her dress,
took therefrom a small piece of paper,, fold
ed and sealed. This was the despatch she
was bearing to'Ge'nr'Sarffpfer. ''IVcfum
pic it In her hand and throw it from' the
.window was- her first1' impufsc, but her car
caught the1 sound of a sentinel's tread, and
that i'dea was abandoned. Hurriedly glail-
cingSaround in the dim twilight, she sought
in vain forborne nlode of hiding the dispatch
-which it found 'upon her;
pon her; betrayed every ition opposite to. thatjin which lay theBrit-
lerqon nqtild be fearcbed.jish cairrp.-A fenrmlleS -firoaghr hereto? a
an to believe; and irr. all i rqad thatrstruc!t.o2",.totvard-t!lij point on tho
she had good reason to believe; and irr.
tie searched! alsQ,
make dKCov.ery sure. i.vcry
expected stVrne one toenter.
stocxUricsolule,. alliought glancedithrough
. r i . . . .-a , D . .- r
he'r mind, aud acting upon it instantly, she
tore off a part of'th6 tlispatdfiailtf lbrust-
ing 5t'5nto' her mouth: cheiyedahd'swulio-iV-
cd it. Another' and' another nie'ce dis'ap
"auotner niece uisan
p.partrOt wia room wouw watcrcn-wiiicti sua wasuesirous to
io iicsitate.iong wouldjiniinore-southerlv.tiirectioDairutrlT
pearetl in tlicf satnb wJfy ; Kul ere f he whole ' rode on, at a, pice as rapid as- the nature of
was destroyed, tliti do"dr was opened, and a! theyroad and the darkness rendered safe,
.woman enwrcd Turning her back quick-i inid fat day-light they were faraway from
ly, Emily crowded alt thac remained of thej.theineigjibp.rhopdPtbaiencmysiailJp.
paper in her month, -and covering; her fcpv 'As tpe sun came uprom they cast,, the
tighlly with b'er hands, held, fbem ; there,srguid&jE.iniI iaiostriicjiqus,
ir-wecpiajj, uutll" the lasL particle of the alter nliniitelV describing to her the course
tell-tale dispatch Bad disappeared". Tiieu jsbo.was to take, left her to pursue the re
turning to "the woman who 'bad" addressed m'auider of her journey aloae. Without
her repeatedly, she said in'ajbalm Voice ptoppiiIg.'(b refresh cither herself or horse,
'By what authority am I detained and shut the young heroine pressed forward, though
up a prisoner in this room !' - ' 'the'licat grew aorp add more oppressiveas
, 'By the authority of LordlRawdon, re-'thc-s-un swept up toward the zenith. Faint,
plied the woman in a severe tnue. 1 ' ' weary, an'd'alihost sick from fatigue, hunger
' He might find work more befitting the aud excitement, she' was urgin'' on thc'j.i
positiou of bis noble lordship, I .should ded animal she; rode; when about' three o
tlifnk returned Eaiily.avith -ill-concealed clock in the afternoon in emerging, from a
contempt, than making prfsdners of young) dense wood, she came suddenly on a file of
girls, who, while travelling the highway, soldiers whcfstJ uniform she 1'new tooivell
happen, to be so unfortunate as to fall 111 to leave a. doubt of their, being friedds. '
with scouts' , , -'. j. j 'Where inay I fiujIGeu Sumpter J'..w-as
' Ydl! d belter keep youraucy tongue her firs'f eager enquiry. ' "
stiil. or it niiV rret its owner into "a worse " ' ile'i$rcnr.nmriV'il'',"m.!n Cri?Vf'!r '
' . . a - j , - , 1 - - - j - -- " - '." i iiLii.
trouble reftbed" the 'Woman nrohiptly. f ' 1 ake-mato Irim'l ou!ckIv'i!s!i('liS'.il- f
' ouarc suspected of being' the' bearer off
a message from The rebel Genera! Green;y
and my bus'intssJiSi loifind the despatchi if'
any exist upon your person..'- r -' .
Iqii must, think tbe General ptiorly oiTicnce ol the Airiencan Generaffsh'o. was so
for" men rep'ied Emily, - r j weak that she bad to be supported on the
No matter what we think, Mis Pert. horse she rode. When brought into the
You are suspected, as I said ; and I should presence of Sumplrir, she rallied, and sus-
uici iivm juui iiiiiuiii;, iiuijwuiiuui giigu jtaiucu " a-ncwiy awasing cmnusiasm, dc
cause.( Art s willing that. I should search Iliverethiier verbal'mbssae to the csiomshed
your person for eYideuce to cbnfiruioursus-?oIi'cer, wlio:a'ctinr in accordance withrthe
' Certainly j. thpugh I
should be, better;
nleased to set; 'or.e F mv spt iMifTna-erl
more honorable' cmnl&ymant'' ' &'"-'
' Be-sileiit 1' exclaim the woman angri
ly, as she stanippd her 'foot udon-' the fioi.r,
She then commenced , searching Ihe young
girl's person, .during which operation Emily
could not resist the temptation to let a cut
ting word fall now.and then, from her ready
tongue, wbicli. was hardly prudent for on d
in uer suu.iuop. . ,
The search', of course, elicited nothing
that could fix Upon ber" the suspicion of be
ing' a messenger from the rebel army.
' Are you satisfied V euqalred ' Emily, as
. I - i .i r.f -i ' . .
suu ru-arratsgeu ner urcss, alter tne orueai
had been passed. . She spoke with the con
tempt she felt. The wdnian made no reply,
but wcr.t out-ia silr.oce, ukinf with her th
flight she hdti hr:Krf.l into t!rt rjMK.s, nil4
iearing Jtiinily fllone and in darkness. Lor
nearly half an hour the latter sat waitin;
her return, but during that period no one
approached her room ; Ivor rvvas there any
movement nlK.tit thp" hnnH lIint shr. rnnhl
interpret as having iny" reference to herself.
At'lasi the heavy tread' of a man was heard
ascendir.g the stairs; a key was'applied to
the door ot the room, aud a soldier appear
ed. Just behind him stood a". female with a
light ia her band. - ;
Lord Itawdun wishes to see you said
the soldier. , -
Emily followed him in silence. Ia a large,
room below, seated at a table, with several
officers, was Lord. Rajvdon; ' Emily was
brought before hinr. After asking'her a va
riety of questions all of wtifch 'the wary
girl managed to answer-so as not rto violate
tho trnth, aud yet .allay suspicionbe '.said'
to her ' As the night has fallen; you will
not, of course, think of proceeding on your
Emily reflected for som time belorc an
swering, one then said
' If yuur majesty do .not object, I would
like to go back a short distance. I.lunc
friends living on the road not far froni'y'our
camp. 1 '
' How far V Inquired Lord Rawdon.
riuuui sis. iiiuus .it inn iicic
.-ir . ,, , ,. -,T -ii
' Very! well, yoit shall go back : and I will
.a r.... :(.. -r . i
suiiu .in -t.-pi.ui i. -in. , j yui ptuieuuuii. i i
Emily;had jnade; up her mind to return a;
feyv (miies on therway she had come, and,
then taking a, wide-sweep around the c.utip
protectcd'rqm observation by.ihc darkness
resume b'cr iourney, ami endeavor to reach j
ihn'nl.lr.r tvlihfn shi nYrpr.tnif ' In find Gfn. '
Sumptdr by tfie middle of tbe d.iy.
had .gamed fresh courage witfi every, new
difficultythat p're.'feiiied itsclf,-;and nbw she
resolved U accomotishuhsr erraiid at all
hazards-. What she most-dreaded was the
ic- most-dreadeu was ihei , . i ... , .i - '.i-;f r' " , "
whom she had'esbaped; ' um,e P."?' B act oflhsd f
ited notwaS1iow-atf, My, Secre ary of the ihterior may. if
man MinS, from
and. who, she doubted not; was nowatjuo
great distanqe. from the camp. To decline
the. escort, she felt,, might renew suspiciqu,
white it-would 'not, prevent Lord iflawdori
from sending men. to accompany 'her. So
she'lha'nked him for the'ofierand asked to
be permitted to pass without 'deiaV. Tlifs7
was cratited,-aiid fii'an hour afterwards E.n-
ily fountK bcrrelf wifely "In the' bfiiise otaa't -
friend of her father and the good cause of ht:
the country. Snei ,hadi. passed: thi3 house
late iu tlie afternoon, but was so, eager luiAN,ACT
rro forward aud "mhi a certain, uniut in her
journey that night, that she did not stop.
hortunately her escorti lalt her before she,
met any of tbe fnuily,- or theurprisecx-1
pressed on her appearance might have ere-
ated'somfe new ddu'bts "in the mind of the
sergeant who accompanied tlie guard.
About half an hour after her arrival, and I
while she was urging the ne'cessily of da-;
parting immediately and cndeatoring to
pass the British army, a" member ol the taip
ily came home and stated that he had a few
moments before passedjMitikon the road,
riding at full, speed towards Rawdon's -encampment.
Then I must go instantly !' said the
courageous maidefi. ' If I remain here,all
hope of'reacfiing Gen. S'umpter is aran eud,
for in less t&an hour ati order .vill come
back-for my re-arrest, and I shall be detain
ed in the British camp. Let me go, and 1"!
will trust to heaven tor safety.
To retain the brave girl, under all the cir
cumstances, was too great to incur a re
sponsibility. After a hurried consultation.
it -Was decided to let ficFproceeil undcf cov-
er ot' tue uanaieas, out not aioue. i uesu
hq'rsls wss provides, andsMrffter,lheews
tfiat Mink the torySbpassetlon -toward
the camp of LordjRawdon, was received,
Emily, accompanied by a trusty guide and
protector", .Vis "galloping swiftly inra'3irec-
'nolbt'slie most wis&dd' f'o ariiW.-'Of Uiw
. road sjiejiatl iot 'hersclfiknotvn;"bilt her
i ; '
guide bcinamiliar with
able to conduct Her 6y the
route: ')'J"; ' "
nil ma coun,tfy,.yas
the shorter .and safer
- i AI night tbe girl and her
- t .(i niiut tue crirt anu ncr comDaninn
have a message from Gen. Green !'
' Tlie excitement by wbicli Emily fiacLbeen
Sustained on Jjer lona.acd .nerilousr iuurney
I now subsidedato. trelrjereaclied the'pres-
intelligence! 'received. I was ' on tfie march
within an hour, to reach the.noiiit-bf innr.-
tion with Gen. Green, iwhich! that comman
der had mdicated.in his despatch,
Twoweelis'ela)sed beforeiEmilygot safe
ly back to hejr father, who was informed an -hour
or two aTter'her departure of.'what she
had dotic. Of his anxiety during 'her ab
sence we need nbt spfja'k, riororthe lovo
and pride that almost stifled hhri as he
clasped her to his lieart on her'return.
LA"WS OP.THE UXITED.STATES
Pissid Dtnttso tue rissT SumS.i or rue Thisii-Oest
Jt ;- Cj.ii.ai;,.. ft,
-. . Puauo-iio. 31. -
AN' ACT supplementary to an,. Act.pro
vidirtV for the taking. of the seventh and
subsequent censuses of thp United States
end to fix the namber of the members of
the Hbuse of Representatives, anji to pro
vide Tor their future apportionment amen"'
the several Stales! -
Jlc it; enacted by tie- Senate and House
of Representatives of the Untied States of
America in TCjnrp-css assembled, That the
Sccretarj-jof the interior be, and he is here
by, authorized to incrcase'the compensation
allowed' the marshals or agents and, their as
sistantsfur j'aking the seventh census in
California, Oregon-, Utah, and"New Mexico,
so as to secure the prompt and faithful exe
cution of theyor!r.
Sec. 2. And be it farther cnaitcH, That
in enumerating persorii residing"in Cali
fornia, Oregon,-UiaU, aud New Alekico, the
several 'assistant marshals of - agents shall
include those who-inay-have removed from
their resldcnceon-any state lnr territory of
the United States.-ptiot. to Uie:firitrdh. of
June one thousand eight hundred'.attd fifty,
and settieu subsequent to tliu- date-, in ei
ther of tfie salrJ countries. -
,Sec.' j-lnrZ be it 'further enacted". That
each assistant marshal' ,or agent jshall be ,
paid for making out'andTeturujngLcomplete
- p., : ' - - l 'J.
copies of thtforigrnal census'Tetur
j - . , v , ; ,. ,. ,- ,t -
return?, as re-
1 - M.I ' , .
quired in we eicvenm section ot the act to
which this i3a supplement, eight cents'Ibr'
each page of.the two copies b!" the - original
census; returns req'uiredXto bo: furnished by
tile eleventh section ot the act to which this
is a supplement, t.f i i
Sec, 4. And us it Jurtner
moment 'she would take her .at a wide
gli(in any of therdif tricts of the United States
wnerp causes. Deyonn ,rne ,cqntrol,ot the .
-.-" t . .-i.
ne tau- -
i' . , - -.
he sees proper-extend tile time to-any day '
not lateritthaii, the ..firstnJanUary; eighteen '
h'nmfr'ed andlhTty-one : 'J,0BS(fci,JfTliat the.
sii'rf Sesretarymay e,xtqnd the.time for com
pleting the ensu ;in California,-- Oregon,
Utah.! and New Mexico., lo such time as. Li.
.his,dijcre.Unii "may bejd5erjipdLadvJsable."
Approved,. Aug. JbYlSoJ. ! i.XS JL'
rPuntic No. 21.1 ,
to amend the act entitled an.
1 1 A ' t I '. .. tLn .-1 1 '. '
avi iu uuiii.i v., si.i. iia.i.s.iiicicui IIlCH-i..
tioned, tbcj' Act. to regulate the' duties
Be it enacted hi the Senate and Holisc''
of liejircsenfatices of lite United Stales of-
Amcricatn Congress assembled, That from "'
and after thepassage of this act, the'collec-
tion district bl Ocracoke, in. North Caroli
na, shall embrace all the watere, shores, v
harbors, nverscreeks and inlets within the.
limits hereinafter described, to wit : Com
mencing at Drum inlet, on Jhe sea shore,
twenty miles, south of Ocraqoke, thence in
a northerly directibn'to the iFjorou'iifare, so
calfetl,. and tfilonglr said thOrougWare to
Point'Marshnearth'e moutlr of tiie:Neuse
river, thence'to the'point of L'ohg'Shoal in
Pamlico Sound, thence across said sound iu
a"s&uihe5terly direction to. the outer bar
of Cape Ilattcras inlet, twelve, miles! twrth
east of Ocracoke, and thencer along tlie sea
coast to Drum inlet.
Sec. 2. AkI be, it further enacted, Thit
all acts, and parts oX acta iuconsisfent wjth
thr. nrntrUrnrA 'of this act be. itlldthe 35030"
'Approved Aug 39, "1S5
inarstiai siianimm teuueu to uciay.t
l -i t. if r..
i;ig ot tlie census,, so tnat the sap
not br- taUen'oV return 'iflprphf" m.-illi