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MD ADDISON COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
BY H. BELL.
MIDDLEBURY, VT. MAY 25, 1841.
VOL. 6, NO. 3.
The People's Phess is printed in the Brick
Building JVorth endof the Bridge, by
bytehom all ordcrs for prinling Books, Pamphlels,
Bills. Cards, fyc, of cvery description,xeUl be neally
andfashionally execuled, at short noliee.
TERMS OF THE SIXTH VOLUME.
VIHage subscribcra, ......
A!ail subacribcrs, . . . . v .
Indiriduals and Companles who Like at the office,
or 1,50 centi ff paid in six znonlhs.
Companics on sfage rnutes, .
or 1,50 if paid in six montli?.
Those who takeof Pfntriders, ...
Companics and indiriduals off thc route
or 1.50. if naid in six mnntha.
Kopaicrsdrscoritinued untii arreara are paid, cxceDt at the
option of the proprietor. Xo payracntsto Caitiersallowed ex
ceptordcred by the proprieior.
All cummunlcations mustbe addressed lo the editor Post Paid.
ORGAN & PIANO FORTE
CBURCH and Parlor Oigans. and Piano
Fortes tuned and repaired at shori notice.
Orders from abroad, thankfully received and
punctually altended to.
I. T. PACKARD.
Middlebury, March 16, 1S41. 45;tf
WOOL & PELTS.
THE subscribers wiil exchange for wool or
Cassimcres or Sati-
also will pay cash for good Flecce Wool at the
Woolen t'aclory, South eml of the bridge whete
they rcceive wool to manufncture as usual. All
orders enfusteil to them will be execuled with
promplness and fideli'v.
DAVENl'ORT & TUKNER.
Middlebury, Dec. 1, 1S10.
Ilcalth and Slrength !
S. O. RICIIARDSON'SSHERRY
RE ihe only sure teinedy for Dyspepsia
and Jaundice tliat has evrr becn discovered
and their genernl u-c for 32 years, with rc
commenrlatioiis from the most cminent of the
Medical Facnlty, and editnrinl notices from the
Boston fllorninPot, Boston Da lySlnil, Plym
outh Mrmorial, Aii'osbeajj Repre.entalive,Barii
stable Pntriot, Essex Danncr, Hnverhill Ga
zette, Lowell Patriot, Bunker Hi!l Aurora,
Charlestown, Port-mouth Gazette, N. H..Nr h
ern Star, R. Island, Lincoln Teleffraph, Me.,
New Yotk Evening Signal, &c. rnusl assure the
afflicled ihai tl.i pnssess woi deiful merit.
TIIW GIVF. L1TE, F.HSTICIIT AND VIGOR
to tl-e viicera, promote the peristaltic aclion,
cleanse fie stomach and bowels from unheahhy '
nccumulations, :md purify and enliven the hloud
in the most thorousrliand'ffTeciual manner.
They are the most ccnain remedy for all tho-e
prevalent Di-enses ralled dyspepia jaundice,liv
er complaints, heartburn, dizziness, headache,
wandering or setilrd pains, sinking faintness.
sour stomach, lo.-s ol api etite, weakness nf the
limbs. nervous debility, (nsiivem-ss, piles, and
all dheases cau-ed by anunhealthy state of the
stomach and boweN.
They arethe umivllcd and efficac ious com
p?und of a
and Giaduale of tlie
KCW-UAMPjlllRE MP.niCAI. COLLEOK,
who lias made the study of Medicine his pro
lesion. Being composed entirrly of vezetables, they
are nf such a nalure tl at tlicy may be taken for
auy length of time by invalids ol any age, with
oui injurinj the tysiem or cxposing it to lake
BEWARE OF PEDLERS ! !
The rtnuiiie articie cannot be oblaincd of
them on any pretence whatever.
I.YEVER E.VPLOY THEM,
Nor allow thcm. lo sell my Mcdicincs.
And all Bi ters, p .t up in phials and small round
bottles, purponin to be mine,
AIIE ItJ.YJC COUJYTERFEITS.
As S'me are base pnoujh to fill the empty
Wile's w tii the i stulT. and thus deceive the un-
warv, and some have attempted an imilation of
my lintcrs in papers.
BE CJREFUL OF JVHOM YOU
In conseq'ience of these attempts at imposi
tion, I have been at gteat cxpense in having new
direc'iousand wrappers, and in future the Bit
ters in papers will be done up in adifTerentslyle.
Sec that the envelope has on itmy na.i.e in l'ull,
"entered accordins toan act of Congress, in the
year 1840, bv S. O Richardson, M. D.; in the
Clerk's Office of the Ditrict Court oi Massa
chusetts;" and on the other side, ''Establw :ed in
1803, at South Reading, County of -Middlesex,
Alassachusetts." The border aiound the mside
direciions. (which are printed on white tissue pa
per) is so curiously engraved that the words IJr.
S. O. Richardson's Sherry Wine Bitteis' pre
gent ihemselves in a thousand different forms.
A e n rnnv rirlif liuc hppn frrarilpd me.
JLU infringetncnls willbe scverely dcallwiih
accordins to law. The boitles are ncarly ready
tn Ua Tccnorl in llie samB Etvle.
AHBitiers prepared by me have a fac-simile
pf my signiture on tue ouier enveiuie.
To counlerfeit which is Forgery.
AS YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH
ctTAPT from Afrents. merchants, traders, drugr
cists, apothecaries and dealerJ in medicines, will
Ee punctually attended to, andsent toanypartot
the country, safely packed in boxes.
Alibeial discount will beallowed on the sale.
For sale, wholesalejand retai', at the
Tirrlor's oflice. 15 Uanover itreel. Boston,
and in most Towns throughout the New-Eng-;
Il3-Price 75 centa per bottle-r50 cents per pa-
OOLEN, Cotton and stair Carpcltngs,
Mattings, Uug3 ozc. at 11Ege s.
PLEASE TO READ THIS.
BERMAN PERHAM, the Cclebrated
Traveling Clock Renairer and Razor
Sharpener, formerly from Sfow. Vt. now re-
sides near the villago of East Middlebujy, Vt.
Mr. Perham. has cleaned and repaired nearly &ve
thousand Clocks, and sharpened nearly eight thou
sand Razors, within fifteen years, fhaving previaus
ly learned the trade in New York.) Good rccom
mendatior.3 on hand. from nrevious emnlovers. Mr.
Perham will attend to the valuable improvement, of
BRASS BOXING wooden Clocks. (new and old)
jur nji wnu may wisn 10 nave incra none. lieauer,
if yourclock is out of rsnair. Dlease to send a line
(Post Paid) to B. Perham, East Middlebury, and I
wili call and ieeyou, no extra travelin; fees to pay.
N. B. Reader, do not employ any one to rcpair
3'our clock, who are destitute of good recommnda
tions, especiallv young inen who are new beginncrs.
iiast :Jiddiebury Vt., May I, 1841. l;if
INTENDS being in middlebury about the
10th of May, nnd will as usual be prepar
ed to operate upon.thetecth. Those'who wish
is services will please make timely apphca-
He WOuld sav fn DpnlUta shnnld this mprt
tho eyc of any, that ho can furnish them with
u greauy improven articie m ine tootn une;
together with tho knowledge of an imprcved
niemou 01 sciung.
Vergennes & Troy Line.
THIS linenfBoats will resume business at
the opening of navigation, leaving Ver
gennes every Tuesdav and Saturday mornin at
7 o'clock, towed bv steamer 3IcDonou"h to
Whilehall, arriving at Troythe 3d day leaves
Troy Wcdnesdays and Saiurdays at 2 o'clock
P 31., arriving at Vergennes on Tuesday and
Saturday nmriiings. Freighl for the South
must be on board the fore part of the day nrevi
ous. At 1 roy b reights will be taken up to the
hnurof leaving- For lurther parlicufars inquire
of R. CHAPMAN and )
M. D. HALL, 5 Vergennes,
H. S. OSBON, Airent, Troy Oflice N. :51
Rivcr St., over I. H. Hooker's Tow-boat Oflice,
4th door up Mairs.
N. B. The propnelors of the above Line re-
spectfully solicit a continuance of patronage, and
pledife themselves to ffrw&rd freightentrusted to
their care with prnmptness and dcspatch, having
uvcry necesary I'acility, as ustiaL
Jipnl, 184 1. 43,Gm.
VERG I5NJVJSS & BUFFALO
THE CANAL PACKET
CAPT. M. T. DAVIS, will commence her trips
on the 27lh of April, between this city and Buf-
falo, Jtunning Wiciit and liay, as ioiios
LEAVES VERGENNES, LEAVES BUFFLO,
Through thc 8lh Day,
This Tackct has been thoroughly lepaired, and i
now in first rat onler for
Freight and Passengers.
Will ieave Venrpnnca at 7 o'clock in the mominsr.
tnwed bv the Steamer MrDonounh. Freieht must
be on board the 3ay previous. Pasjengers, particu
laily from Vermont, those moving or visiting their
friends, to and fro, will almost alvvays find some go-
- :. . i tl.T T :..- ...u.ti.nj thfr-Aliv malf-
ing the trip more agreeable. Every attention will be
careful Car-tain and crew, who will endeavor to give
.... 1 - : C(Ua
salislaction. tor lurtnei parucuiars, inquiro ui .u;
capiain on uoaru, oroi
or JOY & WEBSTER, BuffHlo.
March 25, 184L 49;6m.
THE Custom Cards are now in readiness tor
L.cmoct nnd thoso who want ROLL"
oi.oii , !! nfcnmmodated if they will pay the
little bills on the receipt of the rolls, which we
must ask in nll cases, uniess tne cnarge tau uc
made in connection with charges for other
work of larner amount.
Also ULU i ll UltcaailNtr oone as uauai.
A. SPA.LDING & CO.
Middlubury, Mayl, 1840. 52;tf
THE Fubscnber having opened a leage
afewrods out of the village of Mid
notice that he will furnish all
kinds of Building Stone, on Ihe most rca-
sonable terms. Tne stone is ot a suuenur
qualityforflagging or underpinning, and may
be obtained of any stze or ehape. Those
who wish to buy, will do weil to cau ano. ex
amino. N B. All calls in bis line, as a .m.aovAi,
Middlebury Jan. 26, 1841. 37;4m.
Doz just received and for saleby
Jan. 13, V841.
Pbeseiivation of Woodlandi. In looking
round the country, we find the most common
management of wood lots to be as follows:
Cattie and sheep are allowed to range thro'
them; and all young trees within, their reach
which they are fond of browsing, such'as the
maple, the baswood or the elm, are efTectually
destroycd. Oak and hickory also sufTer; and
between being overshadowed by large trees and
clipped by Hve stock, they soon become worth
less and stunted even if they survivo.
In the meantime ihe axe and the tempcstarc
g radually thinning the primeval array of the
forest. A sound tree is wantedfora sill or a
beam; or the necessary supply of rails for the
farm; and dcclining ones are prostratcd by tho
storm, or cul for fire wood. As the residue
stand more distant from eacli other, the leaves
which formerly supplied an annual covering
for lhe roots, are now swept away by the winds
the grass gets posscssjon; and tho' young
trees will often flourish in thcopen pasturc,o!d
trees which have always stood in the crowded
forcs!, crampcd nnd confincd in their roots, are
not prepared for the chance; and the lot from
a wood, craduallv bccomes a shady pasture.
Yet it is necessary for landed proprietors to
look forward to thc ncxt gcneration: and our
advice would b?: Inclose vour wood'.ands, al-
lowing no live stock to run through that can
damnge tho smallcst tree: for though there may
bc a convcnicnco sometimcs in violating this
rule; vet it will he paid for at a dearer rate;
and it will bc chcapcr to hire pasture of a
neighbor even at a hish pncc. Let tlits cn
closure be sacrcd from all intrusion of lhe
But large trccsand small ones will not flour
ish together; and when large trees are felled
thcre is frequcntly a destructivc smashing a.
mong the juniors of the wood, Whec thefar
mcr thcrcfore wants rails and firc wood, let him
cut down a portion annually, say a quarter or
half an acre, spanng nothing that he hnds on
the ground, but let thc axe and the brush-hook
perform their respective parts. Even saplings
will make duruble rails, if cut at the right sca
son not of the moon butofthcsun in sum
mcr, autumn, or the carly part of wintcr: and
thcn the young growth will have nothing to
overshadow it. On tho reverse, it will soon o
vershadow the whole ground, rctain the leaves
as they fall, and have ther roots protected from
the cold of wintcr, and thc heat and drought of
We bclievc it is not an uncommon opinion
that oak, chcstnut, or hickory larida, are thc
only kinds worth preserving for an under
growth; but we have ncvcrsecn a morcthnfty
wood than one that was principally maple. ash,
buttcrnut and basswood. The latter kinds in
dccd are more injurcd by cattie than thc form.
er; but whcn they have not been destroycd,
and have a clear ficld, their growth is very
rapid. Genesec Farmer.
AciilCULTTJRE IS THE FOUKDATION OF WEALTH
The sea renders her tribute; but thc earth
prrscnts to skiil and industry richer and infin
itely morcvaried contributions. Money isnot
wcalth. It is only tho represcntative ofwealth.
Rloney is covetcd because it can command la
Lor: but of what use would it be, if labor would
not be commandnd? What would it avail to
possess all the riches of Potosi, if thcreby we
could not acquire thc producls of agriculture?
What freighls the barques of commercc in their
liquid flighti thrcading every channel nnd whi
tening every port, but the producls of agricul
ture? Whenco does the govcrnment derive its
rcvcnues but from the fruits of agriculture?
What constitutcs thc wcahh of the country but
her cotton, hcmp, sugar, ricc, tobacco. wool,
whent, beef, and pork? Agriculture only can be
considered as the crcator of wcalth. The mer
chant, the manufacturcr, the sailor, tho various
artisnns and tradcsmcn perform their part in
making the producls of agriculture more valu
able; in transporting them so that tho advan
tages of climate are equalizcd, and in putting
them in a conlition for use; but agriculture a.
lone produces. Like the leader ofjsracl, she
strikes the rock, tho waters flow, and a famish'
ing people are satisfied. She supplies, she
feeds, she quickens all. Agriculture is tho
commanding inteiest of the country, with
which no single interest, nor indeed all other
intercstsof a sccular nature combined, can be
brought inlo competttion.
Thc Sku.vk Again. The merits of
this hithcrto mach abused animal, are be
ginning to be developcd and appreciated.
Subjoinedis Gov. IIiLt's testtmony of his
worth. which we extract from the last
iWnnihlv Visitor. It would scem that the
good whichlhe skunk (out upon thatname !)
accompltshes in nis way, iuny atones ior
whatever is ofFensive in those striking pe
culiaritics and mischief-working cccentric-
ities of his character, which, cver since
mother Eve nibbled the pippen, iie iias
been noted and perseculed. The testimo-
nCen ominpnt nn individiml as f?OV. ITlT.T.
IJV Ul " -
in favor of the skunk, we think is cntitled
to great weight, and we trust it will have
its due influence in preventing a farther war
of extirmination upon thc animal, whose
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virtues (whicn nave too tong Deen aesnnea
tn "hlnsh nnseen and waste their sweetness
on the desttt air,") should ensure him the
.- Tr :r.i t
ErOiecuoil ui itzu, 11 iiicy uuiuiui s-uic
im against the annoyance of dogs. N. E.
Fs Pk. Dev.
"The skunk is so mischievous and oflfen
sivc that man always wars upon him, when
he may do it with safety. But it has be
come evident that we have not done the
animal justice. He works in tho night,
and therefore little of the good he does
comes within our observation. He not
onlydestroys in their season.in the warm
nights of early summer and autumn, thou
sands of the bectlcs and other insects and
worms that destroy vcgetation and grain
but the molcs and mice that infcst the
ploughod and grass grouhds, find in him an
enemy that hunts them to a good purpose
for the farmcr. Last year, there was in
this region not over half a crop of potatoes ;
and of this half a crop, in some fields the
moles and mice made sad hovoo. We know
that a pairofskunks whosc burrows were
near a potato and corafield of six acres,
saved us many bushels by hunting out of
the ground and destroying the mice that in
great liumbers had found aplace ofretreat
under the sward of the field, which had
been turncd down in the carlv sprinjr. If
the skunks shall not molest us, let them liye
and do good.'
MISCELL ANE0US .
Sung at the National Fast, in Middlebury
MAY 11, 1811.
Hark ! o'cr valley, lako, and mountain,
Mournful sounds thc funeral knell,
Peaceful rests the Patriot Hero
In the land whcrc Angels dwell.
Hark ! a nation sunk in sadness,
Ghaunt the requiem o'er his tomb :
Hushed the joyous songs of gladness,
Dark thc Iowering cloud of gloom !
jUourncd with unavailing sorrow
His undying name shall be :
Listening stranger! Listcning Strangcr!
Soon deatli's knell shall sound for thee !
Wnft, waft, yo winds your rcnding lalo !
Go bid tho nation wcep :
The Chicf, beloved, now lies bound
In dcath's unconscious slccp !
Tho warrior's heart, in days of drcad
That felt tho starting thrill,
That boundcd mid thc battlc's firc,
Is pulsclcss now and still !
In war ho won, in peace he worc,
Fame's rich undying wrcath ;
But ah ! that form is wearing now,
The diadcm of 'eath !
Waft, waft, j'O winds, with mournful epeed,
Haste with your tale of gloom;
Tcll youthful hearts, a dcathlcss namo
Alonc survivcs thc tomb.
Tomb of Gcn. Ilarrison. By the follow-
ing paragraph. copied from the Slielby
(Ivy.) News of thc 5th ult. it will be secn
that those with whom the dccision of the
question propcrly rests, have dccidcd that
the remains of the great and good man
whose loss a nation mourns, are to find their
pcrmancnt rcsting placc on the banks of the
Ohio rivcr, at North Bend. Howevera na
tional or central fecling mingling with rc
spect for the mcmory of thc individual,
might have favorcd a difFerent disposition
of these remains, and induccd the wish that
they should repose in the national ccmctery,
none can question the righU of those who
have thus decidcd, on the fitness of the dc
cision. To us, thc spot designed as the fi
nal resting placc of the remains of Gen.
Harrison, seems peculiarly appropiate.
We Iearn from Col. Todd, that on his
way to his rcsidence in this county last
wcek, he, in pcrformance of a sacred dnty
called upon the venerablc Widow of our
lamented deceased President. Whilst there
he was invited by that lady to a consulation
with herself and her only remaining son, as
to the ultimate dcpository of the remains of
her distinguished and beloved husband.
the Great and Good President. It was
determined, at this consulation, lo remove
the remains immcdiately to North Bend, to
be dcpositcd upnn a beautiful and elcvatcd
natural mound, where a monument may be
secn for several miles up and down' the
The. traveller of distant ages, will be
refrcshed by a visit to the tomb of the TPar
rior, who was neyer defeated ; of the Pat
riot, who died poor ; and of the Statesman,
who, from the proud height of President,
"fell, like a star struck from its sphere, cov
ered with glory and renown."
Mitchell lhe Forger. We understand
that this notorious personage has been sur
rendered by the authoritiesofCanada.onthe
application of Gov. Seward, and that he ar
nved in this cityincustodyon Sunday eve
ning, and left yesterday morning for New
York in the steamboat Albany. The Jour
nal states that- Mitchell, instead of going
west from Philadelphia, disguiscd his person
and attire, returned to New-York, camo up
the river and passed on toMontreal ; where
in conscquence oi tne disturDea reiattons
between this covernmcnt and Ennland, he
supposedjic should find pr otection.
FKOM the sullivan co. watciima.
Hardembergii. Till recently, this inhu-,
man monster intended to plead 'guilty' to i
the indictment found acainst him for mur-'
derinK Anthony Hasbrouck. Esn. Within
a short time, he has employed counsel, and
he now seems anxious to escape thc penal
ty of the law. Alpheus Dimmick, Esq.,
District Attornej, an'd A. C. Niven, Esq.,
will conduct the prosecution ; Herman M.
Komeyn and Wm. li. Wncht. Esas.. the
Notwithstanding Ilardcnburgh intends
to make a defence, we believe he entertains
but little hope of an acquittal. The mur
der was committcd so openly and withsuch
cool premeditation that it is impossible to
obtain a verdict in his favor, unlcss it is pro
ved that he was insanc, and his conduct
before andafterthc murdershows that if
he was mad thcre was at lcast 'a mcthod
in his madness.'
An artist took his portrait, a few days
ago. About half a dozcn pcrsons werc
present, a physician among thc numbcr.
'Mr. ,' said he, you and the doctor seem
determined to make money out of mc. You
mean to sell my likcncss, and hc,' pointing
to tne pnystcian, 'wants my boncs.
His health is cxccllcnt, and his spiritscrood.
He is engagcd during the crcater part of
ius uniu in reading tne liiote, and seems lo
be anxious about 'the tlunss of eternitv.'
His trial will commence on the 84th inst.
Iiie St. Louis TnAOEDY, By a slip
from the office of the New Era, May 5th,
we iearn tnat tne steamboat l'rc Emntion
arrived at St. Louis that morning, from thc
mouth of thc Ohio, having on board Sew
all. and that thc Omcga arrived the night
previous, from atrip up the Missouri, with
Warrick. Tliree of the four implicated by
Enniss have now becn taken. Madison is
still at large.
Soon aftcr being taken, Warrick acknowl
edgcd his participation in the horriblc work
and corroborated the disclosures made by
.hnniF. llis confession, howcvcr. unphca
tcd Ennts, who, hc says, planned the plot,
oui was not present al its cxccutton.
bewall confesses that the same gang
were concerncd in thc robbery of Messrs.
E. & A. Tracy's store, and that of Sinclair,
Taylor and Co., St. Louis.
THE CLASSICAL DICTIONARY.
The city press is extravagant in its Iauda
tions of Professor Anthon's Classical Dic
lionary, published by tho Harpcrs. We have
not secn it, but from all concurring tcstimony
there can be no doubt of its being lhe great
Litcrary production of thc age. Tho follow
ing no:icc of this work from thc New York
Signal is not more complimcntary than tliose
which have cmanated from the univcrsal press.
Antiion's Classical Dictionaiiy. It is
quite wonderful to conceive how any one man,
by his own unassistcd cncrgies in tho spacc of
n few years, comparativHy speaking, should
have a:cumulated such a mass of crudition as
that which lies before us. Jolmson's Dictiona.
ry, the labor of a life, has been always looked
upon ns the most gigantic iflbrt of research
and toilsome compilation; but in this rcspeclit
is not comparaoio even tor a sccond s spacc
with this really huge monument of scholarship
and toilsome application. No work of lhe
same kind yet published has npproachcd this
has even been Iikcor sccond to it. Its authcn.
ticity, its profundity, its variety, cre uncqual
led; and whether we look to the accttratc and
clear views of ancient geography to the brief
and lucid synopsis of tho hves, the doctnncs,
the wrilings or the actions of sages, waniors,
poels, philosophers, historians lo tho learned
yet simple explanntions of the daik mysteries
of Greek and Roman mythology; or to the
wisc and brilliant thoorics, based upon facts of
undispuled history, and llirowing a clear Iight
over manv a dark and doubtful mylhits wo
shall equally admire the variety and depth of
acquisition by which alone so mucr. could b c
I'he articles on the great writers of old aro
in themselves worth more, far more, than the
price of the wholo volumc showing a thorough
and minute acquaintance with a'l their varied
lore, and a clear intuition of their social beau
ties and defects. Not a scholar on the Euro
peancontinet but might pride himself with jus
tice on such a proof of his thorough scholar
ship. These articles, howevcr, sink at oncc into
comparative obscurity when vlewed in relation
to the practical and sound cxpositions of his
tory the painful investigations of geography
and the wonderfully lucid exhibitions of the
mythological fables, their origin, their secret
meanings, and their tendency, with which the
It has moreover one vast advantage over all
formerbogks of their kind it is the work of a
pure mindcd maa,devoid of any thing resem
bling coarsencss, muchlessihal pruriency and
undisguised licentiousness which weresodis
gracefully'frequent in Lempriere. We can ic
commend this book with pcrfect confidencc as
suited not to tho scholar mcrely or the obstract
I man 0f ietters, but all who would at little labor
: gain an acquaintance with the wisdom of past
ages; witn the lintory ot the worlu; with tho
past in all its varied phrases, of religion, arts,
arms, Ietters. That our limits will not pcrmit
us to dwell so long, or e.iplain so minutely as
we wbuld, its vast and general utility we regret
truly, but we have no doubt or hcsitation in
pronouncing it a work suigeneriV.unsurpasset!
in c.xccution and unrivallcd in uscfulncss.
It is an honor to our country to have produc
ed its au'hor the ripest scholar of America
and scarcely equallcd in Europe. Published by
Harper 4 Grothers in one vol. 8vo. pp. 1430.
Fromlhe JValional Intdligcncer.
GEN. HARRISON WHILE IN WASH
INGTON. HIS INAUGUrtATIOJT.
The three days previous to his Inaugnrationv
afker his arrival in Washington, were mostly
spent at the mansion of the Mayor of the C'ty,
where he received at all hours of tho day thc
visits of his friends and fellow citizcns. Tha
urbanity of his manners.tho open heartcd franlc
ness with which he received the congratulatiorr
of his friends, deeply impresscd all lmpartial
and disintercsted pcrsons at the capitol with the
confident assurance that hc was about to cnter
upon tho high oflice to which he had becn call'
ed with a single heart and purpose to dischargc
and f aithfully cxecute the important trust.
Numerous strangers from olmost every sec
tion of this wido.spread republie, for day and
weeks preccding the 4th of March, had been
rushing into this mctropoHs till thc crowd had
become immcnse almost beyond calcula tion.
Evnry hotel and boarding housc was filled to
ovcrflowing.and almost every privatc residnnce
crowded beyond convcnient accommodation.
Tho procession for the inauguration was
formed in a beautiful ordcr, and. as it passed
along the strects and avenues of the capitol,
tho throngir.g multitude pressing against cach
other, sccmcd to movo on like thc ocean wavc
and with the "noisc of many waters."
The spontanoous cxprcssion of joy and glad
ness which cver and anon burst forth from
young and old, even from the aged matron and
the blooming mniden, together with tho wav
ing of hnndkcrehicfs from the crowded win
dows, proclaimed to the war-worn vetcran a
welcome to the htghcst honors of his coutdry.
After taking thc oath of office, and havinjr de
livcrcd his Inaugural Address, he returned
from the capitol to the Prcsidcnt's Mansion
amid tho acclamation of ncarly fbrly thousand
of hisadmiring countrymen, who thcre tender
cd him their cordial congratulations. Thus
passed away thisjjoyous day of his political tri.
umph, noncsuspecling that in one short monllt
tho whole seenc would bc changed; that God
was preparing to summon him away from the'
height of his earthly glory, wa trust to a more
cxalted station nt bis right hand.
nn BELISIOTJS CltAHACTEX.
Thc ncxt morning (lhe 5th of March) Gen.
Ilarrison walkcd down on thcnvcmie and pur-
chascd a Qunrto Bible and Book of Common
Prayer, which he carricd home with him, and
directed the scrvant to placc in his bcd-room,
where I sawthem on the nicht of his death
thercby i ndicating that hc had choscn tnat
Holy Book for the rule ofhis faithnnd guids
ofhiblifein thc cxccution of thc important
trust committcd to his charge. This Bible hc
was scon reading carly cvery morning and late
In his first Icttcr to Mrs. Harrison aficr his
Inauguration, he states that, nfter Iie had re
turned from thc Capitol to the Presidcnt's man
sion, as soon as he could command any time,
ho retircd to his room and fell down upon hi-
knecs before his Makcr, thanking him for all
his mcrcics, and supplicating his gracious gui
dance in the faithful dischargc of the diilics of
his high station to his country and his God.
On Sunday morning, the 7th, Benjamin
Ilarrison, Esq. of Virginia, at the rcqucst of
the President, callcd at my housc, desiring to
know whether he could be accommodated with
a pew for himself and family for that day, and
expresscd a wish to obtain the one recently oc
cupird by JWrs. Madison which the owner
accorded to him. In tho public worship of
the church bc conformcd to all thc rituals in thc
audiblc responses of the service, and with that
humility so expressive of dovout feelings and
humble devolion, bowcd himself on his knces
before the Majesty of Heaven, and supplicalod
that mercy of which as a sinncr, howevcr cx
alted his station. he stood so much in necd.
Thus following the cxample of the pious rulers
oflsraeland tho illustrious men in cvery ago
who have.adorned the doctrine of God their
The following day ho purchascd the pew,
and regularly attended the service of the
church every Sunday morning until prevcntcd
by his last fatal sickness.
His high rcgard for the Sabbath was such,
that, of late years, hc always avoided travelling
on that holy day, uniess from absolute ncccssi.
ty; and aunng the short period he occupied
the President's mansion, carefully avoided all
company on tnat day, and dincd at an carly
hour, that he might attend public worship lrr
thc afternoon with his fimily. somo of whom
bclonged to thc commnnion of the Presbyterian
His high estimation for the "people of God"
was most nobly shown in kindneys to his Min
isters. On a recent occasion, he said to a
brother clergyman of minarwith whom he had
becn for some time acquainled, whom ill-hcalth
prevcnted Irom the pcrformance ofhis ckrical
dulieF, and on whotn he had within a cw wecks