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POE T R Y
THE AMERICAN BOY.
" Father loolt up anil see tiiut flag,
How gracefully it flies;
Those pretty stripes -they seem to b
A rainbow in the skies."
It is your country's flag, my sou,
And proudly drinks the light,
O'er ocean's waves in foreign dimes,
A symbol of our might.
" Futhcr, what fearful noise is that,
Like thundering in the clouds?
AVhy do the people wave their hats,
And rush along in crowds?"
It is tho v iee of canuotiry,
The glad shout of the free;
This is a day to memory dear
'Tis Freedom's Jubilee.
" I wish that I was now a man,
I'd fire toy cannon too,
And cheer as loudly as the rest
But father, why don't you?"
I'm getting old and weak hut ttill
My heart is big with joy;
I've witnessed many a duy like this,
Shout you (doud my hoy.
" Hurrah ! for Freedom's Jubilee !
God bless our native hind;
And may I live to hold the sword
Of Freedom in mv hand!''
Well done, my boy grow up and love
The land that gave you birth;
A home where Freedom loves to dwell
Is paradise on earth.
THE CITIES OF THE PLAIN.
Almighty God! the Father of thy beloved Son Je--ais
Christ; through whom we have received n
know ledge of Thee! God of the angels and of
the whole creation; of the whole hum)))) race, and
of the saints, who live before thy presence!! thank
Thee that tlioit hast thought me worthy, this day,
md this hour, to share the cup of thy Christ a
muig the number of thy witnesses." Neandcr.
The Fathers. When God's word is by the
fathers expounded, construed atid glossed, then,
in my judgment, it is even like unto one that
straineth milk through a coal-sack, which must
needs spoil the milk and make it black, even so,
likewise, God's word of it-relf is sufficiently pure,
clean, bright and clear, but through the doctrines,
books, and writings of the fullers, it is very sore
ly darkened, falsified and spoiled. Lather.
" Away from the ruin oh hurry ye on,
While the sword of the Angel yet slumbers
Away from the doom'd and deserted of God
Away, for the Spoiler is rushing abroad!"
T EMI'EIUNC E
FAT II Ell MAT HEW.
Father Mathew, in conversation with Mr. Lew
is Tappan, said he himself was induced to take
the temperance pledge by the persuasion of one
William Martin, ho had for u long time been
urging him to do so. He was at that time a hum
ble, obscure Catholic priest, and soon after he had
signed, ho began to preach upon the subject to his
little Hock. At first only a few of his congregation
came to him to receive the pledge then others
about the neighborhood then they began to come
from places, ten, fifteen and twenty 111'ilcs distant.
He finally concluded that it would be Ies trouble
for him to go to the people than it would he fur
the people to come to him, anil he began to make
short excursions about the country, administering
the pledge to those who were willing to receive it.
He was then invited to Limerick, and upon arriv
ing there, instead of finding four or five hundred
to speak to, as he expected, there were two hun
dred Ih usatul assembled and anxiously awaiting
bis arrival. His Cishup seeing the great excite
ment he was producing, went and remonstrated
with him, and told him he was departing from his
line of duty. " Don't you know," said the bishop,
" that the publicans do more lo sustain our religion
than any body else?" "Yes." replied Father
Mathcw, " and I know that yrmr brother is the
grcansi distiller in the cminln;, and 1 know too
tngonist tne I'pneiliatory disposition ot tne sec
onds the fearful consequences to his soul, if he j
should fall, aid the withering remorse which must
ever follow hii if he should kill the young man.
lie evidently thirsted lor the blood ot his antago
nist; but obseiving that his friend and the surgeon
seconded my ifasoning, he replied, will) undis
seinbled reluctmce, that he gave the challenge for
sufficient reastus, and that if those reasons were
removed, he might recall it, but not otherwise.
I passed to lie other. I admonished him of the
sin he was abitit to perpetrate. I referred to his
ptohablc dotneitic relations, and the allusion touch
ed his heart. He suddenly wiped a tear from his
eye. " Yes sit," said be, " there arc hearts that
would break ilthoy knew I was here." F refer
red to my coii'ersation with the seconds and the
other principn., and remarked that nothing was
now necessary to etl'ect a reconciliation but a re
traction of the language which had offended his
antagonist. 'Sir," replied he, planting his foot
firmly on the ground, and assuming a look which
would have hern sublime in a bettercause " Sir,
I have uttered nothing but the truth respecting
that man, and though I sink in the grave, I will
not sanction his dllainoii? character by any retrac
tion." I reasoned with increased vehemence: but no
appeal to his judgment or his heart could shake
his desperate fruitless, and I left him with tears,
u liich 1 doubt a.H he would have shared under
other circumsfr.tii'cs. What could I do farther? I
npprpirii n'lto the 'irst principal, lait lie spurn-
eii me uitlfe i"',S"'ile. I liew to Ilio seeom
1 i" 1 -',-' anv terms to adiiist the
matter and .-;ive the shedding of blood. Hut they
had already measured I lie ground, and they were
ready to place the principals. "Gentlemen,"
siid 1, " the blood of this dreadful deed bo upon
your own souls. I have acquitted myself of it.
1 then proceeded from the area towards my horse.
What wore my emotion as I turned away with
despair? What! thought I, must the duel pro
ceed? Is there no expedient to prevent it? In a
few minutes one or both of these iv.cn may be in
eternity, accursed with blood guiltiness? ' Can I
not pluck I hem as brands from the burning? My
spirit was in a tumult of anxiety; in a moment,
andjust as. lite principals were taking their posi
tions, I was again on the ground. Standing on
the line between them, I exclaimed, "in the name
of God 1 adjure yen to stop this murderous work.
tolerates him, and it cannot be long before the dis
tinction between the duelist and the assassin will
" PRESS ON."
This is a speech, brief, but full of inspiration,
and opening tho way to all victory. The mystery
of Napoleon's career was this under all difficul
ties and discouragements, "rnEs on !" It solves
the problem of all heroes it is the rule by which
to weigh rightly all wonderful successes and tri
umphal marches to fortune and genius. It should
be the motto of all, old and young, high and low,
fortunate and unfortunate, so called.
" Press on!" Never despair, never be discour
aged, however stormy the heavens, however dark
the way, however great the difficulties, and repeat
ed the failures. " mess on!"
If fortune has played false with thee to-day, do
thou play true for thyself to-morrow. If thy rich
es have taken wings and left thee do not weep thy
life away; but be up and doing, and retrieve the
loss by new energies and action. If an unfortu
nate bargain has" deranged thy business, do not
fold thy arms, and give up all as lost; hut stir
thyself and work the more vigorously.
If those whom thou hast trusted have betrayed
thee, do not be discouraged, do not idly weep, but
press on! limi outers; or, wnai is ueuei, itmu n
lire within thyself. Let the foolishness of yester
day make thee wise to-day. If thy afiections have
been poured out like water in tho desert, do not
sit down and perish of thirst, but press on a beau
tiful oasis is before thee, and thou mayest teach it
if thou wilt. If another has been false to thee, do
not thou increase the evil by being false to thyself.
Do not say the world hath lost all its poetry and
beauty: 'tis not so; and even if it be so, make
thine own poetry and beauty, by a brute, a true,
and above all, a religious lite.
From the Protestant Vindicator.
PURE MILK "NOT MILK AND WATER."
The following anecdote was a few days ago re
lated to a friend in Liverpool, by a respectable
gentleman from Cork:
A short time since, a Romish priest of the coun
ty of Kerry received information, that a very
naughty member of his congregation a milkman
was in tho habit of reading the Scriptures, and
tho Reverend confessor, well knowing that such a
practice would place the 'craft' in danger, lost no
time in (raying a pastoral visit to the poor, ignor
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Mrs "M Clavors," Mrs Osiood, Mrs lalett, Mrs Howard.
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Jan. 1, 1844. 3 Aslor Hmue
that it is more important to secure thn health, and 1 " must not, it cannot proceed." " Knock hint
happiness, and the pence of our people, than it i ! down," cried the elder duelist, with a fearful 'un
to build up the Catholic religion." Finding that preeaiion. " sir," exclaimed tne younger, " l ap
lio li ul miilmwr l..it , , , w t ; , , ,, ... .....,,.t c, .... i,; . : oreeinte vour motives, but I demand ot'vnn to in-
bishon. he immediatelv wn.te t,. t ln P, o !.,. terfcie no more with our arrangements." The nllt an1 misguided delinquent. On arriving at the
sent him back a hi-ddv ime.iiim.rm,, l..r with seconds seized mv arms and compelled me to humble cabin, he found poor Pat employed in his
The warning was spoken the righteous had cone, commission appointing him " Vicar Apostolic," i 1,('tire. I5111 ' warned them at every step.
And the proud ones of Sodom were feastins alone-! SV,. "" ""'! c"u!'y out jurisdiction ol
in I , . . , . i'"- ""H , iuiu niaoe mm res po s iiie to r l s ecu -
All gay was the banquct-the revel was long, ,luct t0 th'e ))0)() ,,. Fatljnr M;U,)(;W U)(1 Mp
With the pouring of wine, and the breathing of, Tappan that three-fourths of Ireland had taken
song. I the pledge, and that not more than one in li e huu-
'Twns fln evening of beauty the air was perfume,
Tho earth was all greencss the trees were all
And softly the delicate viol was heard,
Like the murmur tf love, or the notes of a bird.
And beautiful creatures moved dow n in the dance,
With the magic of motion the sunshine of glance;
And white, arms wreathed lightly, and tresses fell
As the plumage of birds from some tropical tree.
And the shrine of the Idol was lighted on high,
For the bending of knee, and the homage of eye;
And the worship was blended with blasphemy's
tired had brykeu it. The number of Mr. T's cer-i
tifieate was 5,231,921!!! In administering the
pledge, the people, men, women, and children,'
kneeled down in a row, and the women, in rising,'
would often hold up their babies for Father M. to I
kiss, which lie invariably did, although their little
faces were often rather smutty. He would plough
dirt lo da good, he said, at any time.
And the wine-bibber scoiTed at the name of
Hark! the growl of the thunder, the quaking
Woe woe to the worship, and woe to the mirth !
The black sky has open'd there's flames in the
The red arm of vengeance was lifted and bare !
And the shriek of the dying rose wild whero the
And the low tone of love had been whisper'd along,
For the fierce flames went lightly o'er palace and
Like the red tongues of demons to blast and de
vour! Down down, on the fallen, the red ruin rained,
And the reveller sank with the wine cup undrain'd;
The foot of the dancer the music's loved thrill,
And the shout and the laughter grew suddenly still !
The last throb of anguish was fearfully given
The last eye glared forth in its madness, on heaven!
The last groan of horror rose wildly and vain,
And death brooded over the pride of tho Plant !
From the Ymiw? Lady's Friend.
BV TIIC. EDITOR OF zroji's ur.n.w.D A.VD JOUSNAI,.
The Rev. Mr. M
preacher of the west.
was a veteran itinerant
IIc rel-ilcs many incidents
Anions them was the follow-
out) words as much as
When he appeared before the proconsul, the
latter said to him " Swear, curse Christ, and I
will set you free!" The old man answered
" Eighty and six years have I served Him, and I
have received only good at his hands! Can I,
then curse Him, my King and my Saviour?"
When the proconsul continued to press him, Pol
ycarp said " Well, then, if you desire to know
who I am, I tell thee freely aw rt Christian!
If you desire to know what Christianity is, ap
point at) hour and hear me." The proconsul,
who here showed that he did not act from any
religious bigotry, and would gladly have saved the
old man, if he could silence the people, said to
Polycarp "Only persuade the people." He re
plied "To you I felt myself bound to render an
account, for our religion teaches us to treat the
powers ordained by God with becoming reverence,
as far as is consistent with our salvation. But as
for those without, 1 consider them undeserving of
any deference from inc." And justly, too, tor
what would it have been but throwing pearls be
fore swine, to attempt to speak of the gospel to a
wild, tumultuous and fanatical mob? After the
Governor hail in vain threatened him with wild
beasts and the funeral pile, ho made the herald
publicly announce in the circus, that Polycarp had
confessed himsell a Christian. These words con
tained the sentence of death against him. The
people instantly cried out " This is the teacher
of atheism, the father of the Christians, the enemy
of our gods, who has taught so many not to pray
to the gods, and not to sacrifice !" As soon as the
proconsul had complied with the demand of the
populace, that Polycarp should perish on the fu
neral pile, Jew and Gentile hastened, with tho ut
most eagerness to collect wood from the market
places and the baths. Whet) they wished to fas
ten him with nails to the pile, the old man said
" Leave rao tluis, I pray, unfastened. He who
has enabled mo to abide tho fire, will give me
trength also to remain firm on the stake." Be
fore the fire was lighted he prayed thus, " O Lord !
of Ins itinerant lift
in", which I give in hi
About four miles from N is an extensive
grove, well known as the scene of several fatal du
els. As I passed it one morning on my way to my
appointment in that town, I perceived a horse anil
vehicle among the trees, guaided l.y a solitary
man, who appeared to be the driver. Mv suspi
cions were immediately excited, but I rode on.
About a mile beyond I met another carriage, con
taining four persons besides the driver, ami has
tening with all speed.
My fears were confirmed, and I could scarcely
doubt that another scene of blond w as about to be
enacted in those nuiet solitudes. What -nu
duty in the case? 1 knew two well the tenacity of
those fictitious and al-surd .sentiment of honor
which prevailed in that section of t be cm.nirv nn,l
which gave to the duel a character of exalted chiv
alry, to suppose that my interference could be siic-
ccsslul, yet 1 thought it. was my duty to rebuke tin
sin it I could not prevent it; aiid in the name ol
the Lord I would do it. I immediate wheeled
about and returned with the utmost ..-.eel r.. t.
The second carriage had arrived and was fasten
ed to a tree. I rode up, attached mv horse near
it, and throwing the driver a piece of silver, re
quested him to guard hini. While tlireadin mv
way into the fore.-t, my thoughts w ere intensely
agimtcd to know how to present myself most suc
cessfully. The occasion admitted of no delay. I
hastened on and soon emerged into an oval space
surrounded on all sides by dense woods.
At the opposite extremity stood the principals,
their boots drawn over their pantaloons, their
coats, vests, and hats oil', handkerchiefs tied over
their heads, and tightly belting their waists. A
friend and a stirgeon was conversing with each,
while the seconds were about midway between
then), arranging the dreadful conflict. One of the
principals, the challenged, appeared but twenty
years of age. His countenance was singularly ex
pressive of sensibility, but also ofeool 'determina
tion. The other had a stout, ruflian-liko bearin"
a countenance easy, but sinister am
and he seemed impatient to wreak his
upon ins antagonist.
I advanced immediately to the seconds and de
clared at once my character and object. " Gen
tlemen," said I, " excuse my intrusion. I am a
minister of the gospel. I know not tho merits of
this quarrel, but. both my heart and my office re
quire me to bring about a reconciliation between
the parties, if possible."
" Sir," replied one of them, "the utmost has
been done to effect it, without success, and this is
no place to make farther attempts."
" Under any circumstances, in any place, gen
tlemen," I replied, " it is appropriate to prevent
murder; and such in the sight of God, is the deed
you are aiding. It mut not be, gentlemen In
the name of the law which prohibits it in the
name of your friends, the principals in tho name
ol God who looks down upon you in this solitary
place, I beseech you to prevent it at once; at least
..... .1. I. ..... I . ir. .i . 3 '
ivci.Mi yum imuu.-i irom tne wood ot these
Retire from the field, and refuse to assist in
My emphatic remonstrance had a momentary
effect. They seemed not indisposed to come to
terms, if I could get the concurrences of tho prin
cipals. I passed immediately to the oldest of them.
His countenance became more repulsive as I ap
proached nim. It was deeply pitted with the small
jiox, and there was upon it the most cold blooded
leer I ever saw on a human face. Ho had given
the challenge. I besought him by every consider
ation of humanity and morality to recall it. I re
ferred linn to tho youth and inexperience of hi nn-
before did I feel so deeply the value and hazard of
the human soul. My remarks were without effect
except on one of the friends of the younger prin
cipal. " This is a horrible place," said he, I can
not endure it," and he turned with me from the
" Now then for it." cried one of the seconds, as
they returned. " Take your places." Shudder
ingly I hastened my pace to escape the result.
" One two" and the next sound was lost in
the explosion of the pistols! " 0 God," shrieked
a voice in agony! 1 turned witiiid. The younger
principal w ith his hand to -his face, shrieked again,
quivered, and fell to the ground ! 1 rushed to him.
V uh one band he clung to the earth, the fingers
penetrating the soil, w hile w ith the other he grasp
ed ins icit jaw, wincii was siititiereii with a horrid
wound. I turned with faintness from the sight.
I he charge had passed through the left side of
the mouth, crossed the teeth, severed the jugular,
and passed out at the back part of the head, lay
ing open entirely on '.side of tho face and neck.
In this ghastly woucJ! amid blood and shattered
teeth, had hy fixed lrgrasp with a tenacity which
could not bo removed. Bleeding profusely and
convulsive with agony, he lay for several minutes,
the most frightful spectacle I had ever witnessed.
The countenances of the spectators expressed a
conscious relief when it was announced by the
surgeon that death had ended the scene. Mean
while the murderer and his party had left the
One of the company was despatched on my
horse to communicate the dreadful news to the
family. The dead young man was cleansed from
his blood and borne immediately to his carriage.
I accompanied it. It stopped Inn ore a small but
elegant house. The driver ran to the door am
rapped. An elderly lady opened it, with frantic
agitation, at tho instant when we wero lifting the
ghastly remains from the carriage. She gazed for
a moment, as if thunderstruck, and fell fainting
in the door-way. A servant removed her into the
parlor, and as we passed w ith the corpse into a
tear room, I observed her extended on a sofa, as
pale as her hapless son.
We placed the corpse on a table, with the stiffen
ed hand still grasping tho wound, when a' young
lady, neatly attired in white, mid with a" face
delicately heautiltil, rushed frantically into the 0f Popery.
iii'iin imu iMH'iv ni'i iii in.', ioumu ii, w eeping with
uncontrollable emotion, and exclaiming with an a"
ony of feeling, " Mv brother! mv dear, dear broth
er! Can it be 0, can it be?" Tho attendants
tiore tier ttway. l shall never lorget the look of
utter wretchedness she wore as they led her avvav
her eyes dissolving in tears, and her bosom
stained with her brother's blood.
The unfortunate young man was of New Eng
land oriirin. lie had settled in the town of N
where his business had prospciod so well that he
had invited his mother and sister to reside with
him. His home, endeared by gentleness and, love
and every temporal comfort, was a scene of una
loyed happiness, but in an evil hour he yielded to
a local absurd prejudice a sentiment of honor
falsely so called, w hich his education taught him
to despise. Ho was less excusable than his mali
cious murderer, for he had morn light and better
sentiments. This nr,,: -.nop ruined him and his
happy family. He was interred the next day with
the regrets of the whole community.
His poor mother never left tho house till she
was carried to her grave, to be laid bv the, side of
domestic affairs, and thus addressed him, 'Why,
my good fellow, I am informed that you are in the
habit of reading the Bible: is my in formation cor
rect?' 'Sure it is thrue, plase your riverence! and
a fine book it is too.' 'But you know,' rejoined
the priest, 'that it is very wrong to read the scrip
tures. An ignorant man like you has no right, to
do so.' 'Ah!' replied Pat, 'buiyoti must be aft her
provin' that same, before 1 can consult to lave it
oft'.' The colloquy then proceeded as follows:
I'riesl That I will soon do.
Pal Sure if your riverence does that, I'll read
no more, and give it up to you.
Piiat I will, from the book itself, convince
you that you have no business to read it. The
priest immediately took up the bible, and read to
Pat, fijum the. 1st Epistle of Peter, ii, 2, 'As new
horn babes desire the sincere milk of the word,
that ye may grow thereby.' 'Here you see,' said
the priest, 'you are wrong to read the scriptures
yourself: yott are only a babe: and you areenjoin
ed to desire the sincere milk of the word. One
w ho understands what the sincere milk really is,
must give it you, and tend you.' Pat listened at-:
tentively to the priest's nulhoritative address, but
in no way at a loss to reply to w hat might have
troubled wiser heads, said 'Ah, but be aisy,your
liverencc, while I tell you. A little time ago I
was taken ill; I got a man to milk my cows and nt
tend to my business, and what do you think he did ?
Why nstcd ov giv'm' me the rale milk, he chated
tne by puttin' wathcr into it; and if you get my
Bible you may serve me the same. No, no, I will
keep my cow and milk it myself, when I shall get
the sincere milk, and not as I should from you
mixed with wather." The priest finding himself
thus defeated, and desirous that the mischief sho'd
spread no further, said, in a conciliatory tone,
"Well, Pat, I see you are a little wiser than I
thought you, and as you tire not quite a babe you
may keep your Bible, but don't lend it or read it
to your neighbors." Pat, eyeing his admonitor
very cunningly, but seriously, replied "Sure e
nough, your rivirence, while I have a cow, and
can give a little milk to my poor neighbors who
have none, it is my duty to do so as a Christian;
and, saving your riverence, will." The priest,
abashed, walked off immediately, doubtless con
vinced, to a considerable extent, that the circula
tion of the pure word of God must ultimately ov
erthrow the superstition and soul-enslaving fabric
A desire from tho Abolitionists in all
parts of the Statt;. having been repeatedly
expressed to the Slate Committee, that a
weekly anti-slavery Newspaper, devoted to
the interests of the Liberty Party in this
State, should be permanently established at
Montpelier, induced them to call a Conven
tion on the ISth inst. which resulted in an
arrangement with Joseph Poland to publish,
and J. 0. Aspenwall to edit such a paper,
to be called the
"(JREUN MOUNTAIN FREEMAN."
A settled and increasing conviction that
slavery as it now exists by law in this conn
try, isvmcvil both moral and political ofay
importance paramount to any, or till the
other questions which now agitate the pub
lic mind, must he our apology lor sustaining
a new parly in opposition to both the great
political parties which have heretofore divi
ded the country. The experience of tho
past lias impressively shown that neither
the Whig or Democratic parties, as now
constituted, wn.j., or can take any efficient
action against slavery.
The itillncnce of the slave power per
vades both to such an extent, that they dare
not resist its imperious and insatiable, de
mands, on peril of certain dismemberment
and defeat. What course remains for the
friends of impartial freedom but to dissolve
all former party ties ant array themselves
without relevetice to old distinctions and
prejudices, under the sacred banner of LIB
ERTY? In taking this course we assert no new
principles, wc merely reassert the declara
tions of our Revolutionaty fathers and the
eternal principles ol human brotherhood
proclaimed by our common Creator.
While our enterprise in its high moral as
pects, commends itself to the favorable no
tice of the philanthropist and the christian,
it must be a question of absorbing interest
to the politician and the patriot to all who
desire the perpetuity of free institutions and
the universal prevalence of those principles
EDITED BY JOHN INJUN.
And filled to it A contributions from the most eminent
and accomplished writers of the age.
Tho motives which have led to tho commencement ofj
this undertaking may be briefly stated. It is believed bv
the proprietor that there is in the United States an in)-
mense 1 rovieion of literary ability, fr which as yet theie
is no adequate encouraeement, or field of display; that be
sides the great number of clever and successful writers,
whose productions ore weekly, and monthly, and annu
ally read with delight by thousands, there are ynt greater
have only to appear on the stase of publication to receive
a brilliant award of fame ; and that the powers of those
whese names are already pronounced with respect by lips
of wisest censure, are capable of mure and still higher ex
licr son. Nie died altera delirious lever of two erlion than has yet been called forth. Ii is believed, too,
weeks' duration, throughout which, she ceased not that the demand for literary production in ibis country,
to imiilorc the attendants, with tears, to preserve
her hapless son from the hand of the assassins,
who, sue imagined, kept him concealed for their
murderous purpose. His sister still lives, but
poor and broken hearted. Her beauty and ener
gies have been wasted by sorrow, and she is de
pendent on others fir her daily bread. I have
heard some uncertain reports of his antagonist,
the most probable of which is that he died three
years after, of the yellow fever, at New Orleans,
raging with the horrors of remorse. Such was
the local estimation of the bloody deed, that scarce
ly an effort was made to brim him to justice.
Alas for the influence of fashionable opinion! It
can silence by its dictates tho laws of man and of
God, and exalt murder to the glory of chivalry I
When we consider how many hearts of mothers,
sisters and wives, have been made to bleed by this
cruel and deadly custom, shall we not invoke the
influence of woman to abolish it? It rests upon
an accidental state of public opinion, a fictitious
sentiment of honor. Whose influence is more ef
fectual in correcting or promoting such sentiments
than woman's? Human laws have failed to cor
rect it, but her influence can do it. Let her then,
disdain the duelist as stained w ith blood. Let her
repel him, from her society us one who has wrong
ly escaped the gallows. Let her exert all tho be
nign influence of her virtues and her charms to
bring into disgrace th murderous sentiment w hieh
especially in the periodical channel, exceed the supply in
a very large proportion , and that new supplies have only
to be presented of tho right quality , and in the right way,
to ensure a hearly welcome and profitable reception. No
doubt it entertained of the American mind's ability to
sustain itself certainly on its own ground, if not abroad,
against all tlio competition that the intellect of other lands
can bring to the encounter J and full assurance is felt that
among the millions of American readers there can be, and
is4 cordial welcome for all that American writers can pro
duce of excellent and interesting.
From theso premises it is undoubtedly inferred, that
there is abundant room for another magazine, notwith
standing tho meritand success of those alrady in being;
that there can be no lack of ability to fill us pages accep-l
tably, within the reacb of capital and liberal euterprise;
and that such a periodical will not fail to he grectud as a
welcome visitor by thousands and thousands, who aji yet
hav done little or nothing towards the support and de
velopement of periodical literature.
Another and strong motive has been the feeling that N.
York, the first city of the Union, should have the homo of
a periodical owning no supei ior in either merit or success,
The Columbian Magazine will bo published on the
first day of every month. Its mechanical arrangements
will comprise the best of paper, type and workmanship,
that money can procure.
Its contributors will be sought for among the ablest and
most popular writers in the country; and no elTort will
be spared to secure the aid of the most distinguished
such as JohnL Stephens, J F Cooper, F G Halleck, H W
christian morality, without which, free
dom is but a mockery and a name.
It will bo our endeavor to make, in every
respect, a good Family JVewspapf.r. Every
thing of an immoral tendency will be care
fully excluded, and wc shall give it a some
what general character, that those who take
but one paper may have :i summary of all
the important news contained in the other
papers of the State.
The list of subscribers to the Vermont
Freeman will be transferred to the Green
Mountain Freeman, and it will be a size lar
ger than that paper, but contain a smaller
amount of advertisements. The first num
ber will be issued the first week in Januai y,
IS 11. Terms, $1,50 per year if paid in ad
vance, or $2,00 if not paid within three
Subscribers can be supplied with the Ver
mont Freeman, which will continue to be
published at Norwich, until the paper is is
sued from Montpelier. on the same terms.
All communications for the Green Moun
tain Freeman, or on business relative to it,
may be directed cither to the publisher r ed
itor at Montpelier.
Oct. 31, 1813.
Cheap for Cash:
'PHE subscriber intends to keep a Depository of
1 ANTI-SLAVERY TRACTS, from which
County, Town, and District Associations or indi
viduals can supply themselves to any amount they
may desire. He intends to publish' at least one
Tract per month through tho year, under the di
rection of the Tract Committee, and may possi
bly keep on hand as many as will bo called for
from the N. E. Depository.
Those now on hand arc,
1. Longfellow's Poems 8 pages.
2. O'Connell's Address to tho Cincinnati! Re
pealers. 12 pages.
3. The Slave Tower. 4 pages.
4. Tho Missouri Compromise, by Gen. James
Appleton, of Maine. 4 pages.
J. C ASPENWALU
Freeman Office, Jan. 25, 1844.