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PIERRE F. LABORDE, Editor. and if it must fall we will perish amidst the ruins." W.
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Valuable Lands for Sale.
T HE subscriber will dispose of all his
Lands, consisting of about 1400 acres,
The tract on which Ie now re-sidcs, contain
ing abotit 900 acres, lving on the Stag'-, Road
leading f'rom Edgetield Court House to Augusta,
within 4 miles of the Court House, and 19
from Augnsta. On the premises are good Build
inigs. and an Orchard of two thoasand and
eight hundred fine Fruit Trees.
"Also. the place formerly owned by E. J.
Yonughlood containing about 3>0 acres, with
ncccssarv buildings. all new.
Also, the place known as Bellevue, within 2
and :-4 miles of the Village. It has a two salry
Building, and is as fine a situation as any in the
District. It coutains 100 acres, 10 of which
All the tracts contain about 700 arres of fite
timbered wood-land. and all have fine springs.
Porsons desirous of purcha-ming may examne
The terms will be accommodating.
W. U. 31AYS.
May 4. 1i39 tf 14
Abbeville Lands for sale.
W ILL be sold for division at Abbeville C.
H.-on the first Monday in September
next, 1576 acres of valuable lands, in 2-tracts,
viz: 1000 acres, knowni as the Wallerville tract.
liyng 8 milcs south of Greenwood. oan the Mu
t14is road-this tract is well improved. and in a
high state of cultivation. wi-h 50t) acres cleared
-there are on it, an excell., it two story dwe:
lin-r house. good Gin-house, Barn and Carriage
honse, with all othcr necessary out buildings.
antl an excellent well of good water ira the
The o:hcr tract contains 576 acres. adjoining
Newmarket. within two anil-s of the Green
wood Academies. It has 100 acres cleared, 40
of which- are fresh-a goo:l Dwellintv hlbuse and
Kitchen, with other ont buildings, and an ex.
cellent Spring of good water within 200 yard.
of thei house. Tcrms made known on the day
of sale JOHN PAiRTLOW.
June 1st, 1839 ab 19
The Col nbia Telescope will publish the a
bove till the day of sale. and foru% ard the ac
contut to the subscriber, at Newmarket, for pay
mentt. J. P.
T H Carpartne.rshtip (oflH L.Jeurn rns&, Co
iof IitHmbrg. Sombl Car'olina, was dis
rolved ont thle 1st of Angus:, 1838S. by mnutual
conasent. All unsettled busintess ofthec cotncern
will be attended to by HI. L. Jeffers.
HI L. JEFFERS.
Hamburg, May 2. 1839 ac 16
Ibeg leave most respectfully 'to inafornm my
E.friends, and the public urenerally, thant Mr.
IIuMPsrntt Bot;I.wAaxE tas assolated himisell
with mec. and that the business will hereafter Ibe
donte nuider the tnme of Jf ElFElRS & BOUL
WVA RE. and ho that a contitnuation of the
liberal patronagre haitherto bestowed, will be
merited and received.
It. L. JEFFERS..
Hamburg, May 13, 1839 ac 16
IN Hf AMItURG. S. C.
T HFE Subscribers heg leave to inform theit
friends, and the puli ge-nerally, that
they hanve associated themselves together in thet
Towan of Hamburg, for the purpose of trants
acting a general
Grocery and Commission IBusiness,
itn which capacity they offer thtemselves to the
ptnhcitlen hotpe, by a strict anid close attenitioni
10 btusitne.s, to r--cetve a liberal share of patron
arge. Their Stock shall ever be composed of the
most choice and well selected articaes usually
k1:et in a Grocery and Sta--he Dry Goods line.
All O~rderrs, or letters addlress~ed to them, fot
any article, or batsiness otn Commuission, shaall
maeet with careful attetion ad dlespatch.
HElNRY L JEFFERtS.
Hatuburg, May 13, 1839 ac I6
Yir HOUSE and L( T'. itt thet Villnt-e ol
iVdgefield, upon terms t o suait :a putrcha~ser
In may arbsence.apply to Col. Blanskett.
April 12 'r a.o
() it or1 w o v. frot 1.1 tt 1(6 tears ad
...L ha.s ....... r ' .. a ...:d ..t nvlh i lla
From the Natchez Couriar.
Tilt. MUS U1T,0'Z SONG.
The lollowier song emstit interest. more or
less a.l our reaters-ior, wht,- aimong :hem has
not heard the i.ostntuto - l.uzzm;. i vies I The
word. we now turish l'or cheie'edification, that
usey may twe iett r appr-ciate th-- vmiictive
little tiood-suciter's mnutly warbling, as ,ie
busily c..aunit*-- 1'.l bite, I't bite!"
in tie dreamn hour of igh, I'll hie,
Wnrn the hien is hushed of the we-ary fly,
When tsce iamnpsare les,aned the ciirtai... drawn,
Ad sport felt my %% in:.s till the morning dawn.
In tue iestive nall, wartre all i jo) ;
In tee cha :ber inseed, waeere the-sleepers lie;
in use garden bowers. where the primrose
And ta- chirpinig cricket the hour bt guiles;
Ie these ll sport through the summer
And the murials to vex. I'll bite, I'll bite.
There's one I view with an evil eye,
A flaine ot'pi ide in Ids breast I spy;
ne ereatue- in a lute with a master's skill,
At d listening souls the rich strai'n fill
With the rapteiins thrill ofitmelody;
But It- carries his head so haug ltily,
I'l play ein a trick-in his haigpiest swell,
When the liigering thribt %%ith a magic spell,
Huds all elfranced, I'll ws g my fl.ght,
And pop on his noe, I'il bite, I'tl bite.
There's a poet, I know-in the still midnight
11c. pies the pen b% the tapee's .ight, a
Atd wearied of earth, in a world all his own,
With fancy he ramsebles whcre flowers are
Of fadeless line, and he images there
A creation of be:.uty in the puare sii.I air.
With tae world aroid Ioe, hissins, shim.out,
lie heeds not .he buzz of uy round about;
But whenl a new image Sias broke on his
Ere he gives it existence, I'll bite, I'll hite.
And the long-courted vision shall vanish, while
fin a snug little corner, shall watch him, ao shy,
As ne intnmps his b ow in a burning rage,
And dashes his pen o'er the wel-til'd page
I se-e a young maid in her . hatmber napping,
And I kenow that live at her heart is tappig;
She dreanis 01 a youth. a..d siii.et it ,bss,
As she pouts out tier lips to receive a kiss;
But she shahl not taste the g enele delight.
For I'll light on hcr lips, and I'll bite, I'll
COLD WATER ODE.
The following two staeizas are from an ode
written by J. Pierpoitt, aed sung at the cold
water celebration at Boston, on the 4th of
July : -
Ye hero.-s of fite bottle,
Wht -- bumper" ever)' toast,
Who keep yeour wi.e in cobwebs wrapped,
And take its age yoeur boast;
The oldest wine your vaelts have knbwn,
From press fir %,at to flow.
ls.new .o the dew
That six thousand years ago
Catee down te fill out cups one night,
Six thousand years a ;o.
Ye cha'mpions ofcold water
Who qiaff that drink dlivine;
Who've given your rumt end brandy o'er,
And bid adieu to wioe.
The b.attl"s tiamt ye crack to-day,
By God's own hand are given;
Some- in eaeth have their birth,
tda and are made in heaven;
The graite tock and .pritg are those,
And these the clouds of heaen
TIHS OLD MAID'S FIRST OFFER.
I must lel lyon the heeart -reniding story
I has'e longp weshted to do tio,-and the time
as at htlet arreive'd. (Helre tier voice drop
lede inato a coenlidental wisper.) IPoor
dear-..M1ajor Ogilive, wvuo is ncow dead aind
gone-heighto!-had been long showing
me marked ansesiton ; in fact, payving-his
atdcresses, thoughl lee never mitde his decla
ration i whza ilnoe meorteeaig atteer eaving
sneug eme a sung -us IYarmelhf's-the 'un
sic I teclieve was Gluck's ; ah ! you should
have heard thee Major, he was such a swveet
snger W ell, the Doctor lead goute out tee
boy a new invented fish sausie-poeor dear
mant ! lie does htke to leave his fish well
dressed-ned I rememciber he took Frant
chiette, mcy little beaut) of a spaniel, with
him, so thar the Mlajor asid .I were all a
lone ini the breakfea parleerr when looking
beseechingly isn smy lthee, he sudenly went
dowen 0n eone knmee be-ihre mee-ah I there
weas gatianetry en theose dteys :-and takineg
mey haned, whicarh he tendeeley pressed, mande
a passionate avowal of his hove. I fels
myself blushing crimesoen, n~ hen, at thins a
git atimg eaoenet juest as I was goineg to ut
ter a palpitaetineg confession of my partiali
ty, moy eye, beegane to twinkle-I fek a
tisngheng te mty nose, mey umouth openeed in
sleet tel mty--l, aned I sneezed lake ane ex
plosiie of~ i unwer righis sa his upeue-n
edl and uncpledrine; fact Now, do sell me
lady Susan,. ou knaoew hoew tr~eedously I
always snte-ze, dlid yeos eri-of alt the
a w k ward taccunrrentaces!
The Major started, as well as he mighit.
but recover-ed himself-sondidl I- lee gazed
at mee tederly and uneexpectieng, nend I waes
just zetotit tce reieve himt lir ne his suspenue,
whens I seezedl with a stcotad aned loudce'r
e xploesion tlhat seemeed so shalter the v-ery
niose fromu t'et.
Thi wasc a conesfusione to meand tlee Ma
jor. butt stilIlzhding~ mvt impelrisoneed hand.
but looking lown wards. to avoil the show
re bath that I was untiintetioially scatter
ing roiund me, he swore that lie never would
rise from his knees till J lad pronounced
his donon. I uttered a heartfelt sigh. and
the soft avowal wasjust trembling on the tip
of my tongue. when I felt'soniething on
my nose! Lady Susai-Lady Susau-it
was beginnineg to bleed!-did you ever!-of
all the distressing moments!
I struggled to withdraw my hand, t-at I
might get imy hindlkerchiefla n action wbich
the Major aitributed to coyness. and i here
fore did but hold it more firmly. In the
ConIttert, after frightfully spatting my tal
hineit silk gown, three very large drops
.of blood fell upon the Major's wrist! lie
0arted up-I closed my eyes and sunk in
a chair overwol-ned wih r oif isint. S ulp
posing I had fainted, the Major h;-tily sei
zed a large tumbler of %ater and threw it
it miy face. At snch an unexpected sous
ing, I creamsed with surprise mid terror.
The Mareschal power I wore-I was al
ways famous for my powder-mingling
with the water and blood. converted my
face into a hideone spectacle; when, just
at the morett. the door flew onen. and
Franchette, thinking her mistress was kil
led, flew at the poor dear Major, and bit a
larce mouthful out of his left leg, while the
goAl, horror stricken Doctor suffered the
botlle ofnewlv invented fish sauce to fiall
from his hand and be snmshed to pieces
on the floor. Now dearest Lady Susan!
conider what oust have been miy feelings,
dlid you ever witness such a scene!
From the N. Y. Evening Star.
AN EDITOLt'i MORNING CALLS.
A lady who is preparing for a great din
ier party, has one advantage at least in
saying. that she is not at home when a
call is made upon her; but the editor of an
eveving paper cannot possibly plead that
excuse. So he must either be non est, or
be ready to receive all visiters. We had
one day last we k to "sit up for com
pany," as it is called, and we kept a me
morandum to mark the number of visiters.
and the idiversity of subjects they dis
cussed ; and they came it such rapid suc
eeQsion, and for so niany different objects,
that it was amusing to witnese the con
tract. Talk of an eiitor bein of nio con
sequence on this mundane square ? Why,
he receives more visiters than a minister
of state; is asked to do more obliging
thines ; is required to perform more active
services; and his advice on all subjects is
courted with more anxious solicitude.
True, he -iets lite or nothing in return fir
all such civilities; he is only an editor
after all-a kind of fore horse to the public
team-a leader. with a hit in his mouth,
which solime one else holds.
- Will you be so kind." said a lady,
as to publish our call lor a meeting ofthe
Charitable Kuitting aend Darning Sociely?
We are quite poor, Mr. Editor, and cant
poay ; and the poor, you know. tiust not
be neglected-our Bible shoni s this."
" Certainly, niadani, it shall lie pub
" And prav. Mr. Editor," said another
visitor, " do notice a tremendous fan.
after the fashinin of the (Canon Punkas,
which I have in my eatingroon, to keep
offthe flies, and .make the rootn cool-it is
quite a novelty, I assure you."
"I will enleavor to call at your house,
and look at it."
" M r. Ediwr." said a bustling little man,
" put on yotr hlat, and go tap witb tme to
462J Water-street, and see a newly-in
vented gridiron, which saves all the
As he was despatched, in marched with
infinite gravity, two of the Bedouin Arabs,
recently performing in this city, and after
uaking a salm.. they retreated a few
steps, atnd begatn their speer~h thus:
Salam alay-Konmn-uena ma re
hobbi ghayr ke Qobaylah ajut baeb
Uezous ek ettoma be salamah keer duhloh
" Oh ! Arabic is it?7 (We tmust brush
ap l ttle ) So, so-the manager hias
ented you out of' $70, yotu say, hir your
pierliormatnce ? Nuiw listen : Akua aate
huatyu keisyr qobalah zirhah oueddy le.
bum naty lc-hou aleef Bekiani satit ued
dub lbe etsn aaeni maalat quaet.[ Anglice
In your own country, Sidi. yiiu could bring
tme tmanager beftore the Cadi, recover your
money, and get.hiim bastnadioetd. lie sn
tisfied, my friend,.that you have only lost
youtr money, without bteing hastintadoed
yoturselfinto the bargain.."]
So sayina, they miade theirsalamns, and
retired. [low cruel it is to cheat poor
straingers thus! In walked a birisk little
milit ary-lotoking getntletman from Texas.
" I have "rought you the latest papers,
sir-every thitng goes on well in TIexas
no apprehesioni at all from Mexico-i: is
her imterest to make peace with us, and
utterly out of her power to send an army
att this or any time, to operate against us.
Yiiu are often spoken of in Texas. sir, as
one of her earliest friends-amost the first,
in fact, who adlvocated her indepe.ndence
in the Northertn States. I exp)ected to
have seen youm off'eed a seat in her cabitnet,
or receiving a section df land."
SAll in goodl titne, sir," said I. " Re
publics are not ungrateful."
Int walkeid " the olid bioy in specs.," and
w- tilked of Clay's cheering prospjects-of
the foolish timidity amotng his frienids
of the ntecessity of some prompt movemett
in his behalf at this time.
Scarcely had he departed, when a pritne
young gentlhettiat, with chamois leat her
loves ont, wished to know for a bet, only
todiecide a het, what the meanitng wats of
A mtessage from Sanidy Welch, to an
nonntee that the next day he was to slay a
The door flew open, and in walked a
" Doi you know n by the Great Western
backed her wheels towards the Brooklyt
shore when bound out ?"
" I do not."
It was to iake in a passenger."
No, was it ?1
"Anti who do you think that passenger
I cannot guess."
"Colonel %% ebb."
You dl11n't sav so."
Yes hut I tio; andc what do you think
lie has gone to England for ?"
" To dine with Mr. Webster, Lord
Wellinaton. and Mr. Peel."
k it i possible ?"
Yes, and he comes back in the same
Such is a slight view of the many morn
ing calls which the editor of an evenimig
paper receives daily. How nany more
the morning editors are favored n ith.
we cannot say ; hut if it proves any
thing, it goes to show the important
sweney of the press as, as a tiediun ofr
communication with people. and how
-autionls its contdutors should be, having
an agency of such delicacy and conse.
quence placed at their sole disposal. while
at the same time It proves to the public
how Revere, and laborious, and searching
are the duties of ant editor-and the claims
the press really has to protection and pa
From the Charleston hiercury.
MCPHEARSONVILL, July 24. 1839.
Mr. Editor,-By trie closing resolution
of the within, you will perceive that the
Editors of sundry papers are respectfully
solicited to publish the proceedings now
sent. Asa committee appointed to attend
to this matter. we take the liberty of f-r
warding to you the same for publication in
Respectfilly, yours, &c.
JOIN B. GROSS.
According to previous notice, a special
meeting of the Prince William's Temper
ance Society was held at Hoospa Church.
(in the 22d inst.. to consider the expedi
ency of petitioning the Legislature to abo
lish the existing license laws. After hav
ing been been dutly organized with prayer
by Rev.. I- Poslier. 'the Society was. nu
motion of Rev. C. Davis. resolved into a
popular meeting of citizens. The Presi
dent, Rev. Edw. Palmer, and the Secre
tary. Mr. John B. Gross, still retaining
In pursuance of a motion by Rev. R
Fuller, it was
" Resolvcd. That a committee of three
he appointed by the chair, to draft a me
m rial to be presented to the Legisla ore
at its next session."
Whereupon, the Rev R. Fuller. Albert
Rhett, Esq., and Rev. J. N. Davis, were
The committee having submitted their
memorial, it was, after a free and fullcon
ference, unanimously adopted.
To the IlIon. Members of the Senaie and
House of Representativcs of the State
of South Carolina.
The petilion of the nndersigned, inha
bitants of Prince William's Parish,
That your petitioners are amongst those
who regard intemiperance ;as one of the
greatest evils hv n hih the humnan rave
has ever been cursl-, and who deem its
suppression a high duty-den idn and
deserving their mtt s nwear 2ed- ciorts.
They rejoice that. not only in their nteie b
haorhood, btut through~iout the' n hole Union.
the cause of temperance is asserting its so
lh-mn imlportance, attracting to its support
the zeal- and talenat, experience anti piety
of the landt, daily acquiring strength, and
achieving victory. Nor can your petitiona
ers suppose atny man to he a Chnrstioan, tar
a patritt or phlilant hropi.st, wh~lo does ntt
feel an interest in thec final triumph of stuch
M nech, however, as may be and has been
'lone by ev'rtionas, indaividuanl and asso
ciate, your petitiotners beg leate respect
fatlly to state to your honiorable bodies,t hat
rte frienids of Tempernnce must always
see their labors in a great measure frustra
teal. anal their hopes disappointed,. so long
as the traiflic in fiery spirits is sanctioned
hiv thle'1 aof the lanld. andI the retail of
this baneful fluaid contintued as a somtce of
Your petit ioner~s are not withotut appre
hensitn that their prayer may at first en
couter Opposition froom those who have
not seriously reflected on the muisery which
intemperance is inflict ing ttponi tltr popula
tion. htondt aind free-thme blight it is shted
ding upon the dlitnity of ouar Sautte, and the
happinuess of our hlomes-. *But at least t he
*Bishop England, of the Roman Ca
tholic &hurch in Chiarlestotn, in a cotmmu-t
nientiota, addressed to Mr. Rhe~tt, took ex.
ception to this passage. Mr. Fuller, in
reply, said :--" Permlit me tto assutre ytou
int the outset, that the Coammitmee had no
design to reflect upon the present regula
tions or polity of the Romtan Catholic
Chttrch. WVhatever these many hae---aand
whatever our settled convictiont concernl
ing them, the address to the Legislamurc,
wotl havo been tan implrop~er vehlicle for
strictutres on at religiotus seet."
EIT~n tEnnF. AnD1'RTrtI'fL
motives of your petitioners vill be re
spected. nor will the virtue and piety of
their children let die the priociples onw hich
they address you-ntil the itte shall
coite when the legislators of a clu.istian
community nill regard in enactment it)
le. use the retail of ardent spirits ,vith the
same abhorrence which they feel towards
the statutes formerly passed by the R1oman
Lhiatcery, makimg issassinti ont atid mur
der. and prostitution, and every crime,
subjeerts of license and taxation, ani reau
lating the price at which each might be
Even if alcohol pnssessel no properties
:tt all-yet no wise law giver ought to sanle
tioi its distillation or reitail. 1 is not
needed for the support, or health, or hap
pittess of man. It i, often extracted from
the ,uhstnners which are required for the
sistellnanice of life.
It contsmes an imnense amoint of la
hor atd wesaithi-and. above a01 it exerts
it maHic sorcerv 6v which men are so en
chinted that thev'will barter for it their
property. itir honor. their fantlies, and
their lives. Now ouclit any legislative
hody to countetance the traders in such a
thingt? A, the guardian< of the people
tinht we not hope (even if aleobol were
intioxiou, if it %%ere -clay or sawdusi) tttiat
you would interli-re atd rescue )our en
situents from the frand and villany ws hich
seeks to poflit by their itfatuation, and
harbarouslychem them of theirsubstaice?
Do not your statute -wooks detiounce ri.lhte
ous penalties agamst swindling? But if that
crime be the -ohtaining from a mat p op
erty under a false pretence," would lnt
the retaile : ven otn the present ulposi
tionJ be a w -dller! woubtit he not be a knave
availing tinoteii of the insanity of those a
round him. utd ministering to that insani
ty. that he might thereby gratify his cupi
dity, and, under preteV of traffic, palm
u pon monomaniacs tn article of no value
but as to which they are bewitched, and
thus spoil them of the fruit of their labor,
or their heritage from th ir fatlhers?
E ven then, if this liquid were only tif no
intrinseic value, the principles which cause
yotu to ptnish <windling and fraudulent
transactions ought, your petitioners htztut
bly submit, to prevet your legalizing it as
a valuable consideration.
But is it necessary that your Peiioners
should otTer any proof as to the fatal ffects
of drdent spirits? Is there a tingle mem
her of yourlhonrable hodies who doubts
that tite streatms with which, by your per
mission, the retail shops are dseluing every
town anud village and pilantaion in tite
State, are, itt fact, a m1ot horrible scotrge!
Is there a Court of Justico, civil or crimi.
al-is there a Jail-isthere an Asyltmet for
lunaties-or a grave yard in the United
States, which does, not cnufirm this awful
Have not your Judges, your Solicitors,
and yotur Jurors, again ati again declared
that atmost every crime which stais t our
docket is the cinsefltence of intemper
ance ! Do ntt tle sbiartters d frames, t he
prostrate hopes, the wated fortunes- the
ruitted families, rite lust so'ds of Vour
friends and neilibors, every where alest
the ravanes of this desolarming loe-ani
lomlly pro.-laim, that to license the sale of
ardent spirnts. is to blcen.e tlhe sle of poi
son-the insil.houw sisperion of pestilence
and of dear b ?
Your petitioners are confidernt there ik
no one in your honorable bodies who can
doubt these things. Why, then-ye who
are the protectors ofthe public welfare, tie
censors of tie public morals-why shmoild
your pewitioners n 't hope tha; you will at
tice arrest the evil ? Other states have
albolisied the license laws, and posterity
will bless their iame., for the dteed. May
not your petitioners and constituents ex
peet that this tae, so long o.spienou.s
tfor virtue, will also range herself on the
wide of religioni 8nd humanity; tm mtumer
eifully save the lives, sndl souls of their
eittzetns. by sealing hermetically the houtn
taicts tf dlestrutctiotn ?
Yotur pettioners respectfully insist, that
lw hetetreamt of you no int fritngetmett.tno re
tretnehtment of any ma~n'sjust liberty. The
ptrivilege w hichbithe dli~tillers and their al
lies claim, is that of the swmdnrler to d~e
fratnd, antd the assasint t-o kill. Can any
ttan piretendl that he hits a right to rain a
livelihood by the matnulacture of dttttt
kards---the propacatiotn oterittt and pau
pierisnm ? By debasinig fathers and lies
bands into sots, and reducintg wives anti
children to a contditiont infinitely wo'rse
thamn that of the widow atid the orphtan
Nor is your power to apply an effectual re
muedy at all doubtful. If you possess the
power of grantting andl regulating and re
liising licenses to retail ardent spirits, yott,
of course. possess thatt of abhrogtittg thtetm
altogtethet. And your petitioners are con
fident, that such ab~rogation will he haih-de
asR a btlessitng by all clas~es---exceptt the
mercetnary trirmkers in death, and their
wretchetd and dehtdedi victims.*
If (which by Dr. Rusht andi othet emi
netnt phy-dianiis is dentied) alcohol he at
tmedicitie for which thtere is tno subtstiture.
let it, the't, (your petitioners ptray,) hoe cont
finetd to the stores of lie atnihtorized v-en
dlers ol metdiines, as at first it used tot be.
Butt ytour petitimners humbly atnd eairti
'-sily beseech yotur honorable btotdies, so to
alter the presenit laws, as to relieve the
coumutry frotm the hburden under which it is
now gronintg. Trhey entrett thatt y'ou
wvill no~ longer stli-r otur landt~ to he swept
by a plagite, whtich is blasting all t hat is
fair anid glorious, with a mildew ; preyintg
uipon the vitals of society ; degraditig thte
maisster into a slave, atid the slave into a
beast, and entailing frotm father to son, iso
verty. 'ie*. -. use, disgrace, antd cvcer
Your Petitioners assure your honorable
bodies that the public mind is roused and
nawitated on he subject of this address,and
an uit your decision with deep solicitude.
in'ievery Parish, in every part of this
State, heartless and unprincipled men are
now busily doin.- the work of fiend.; sedn
lously plying our youth, and industriously
day and night decoying and debauching
our servant-.. And your present regula
tions not only provide no remedy for the
evil, but aggravate it; siuce their only con
sequence is, to quicken the diligence oftbo
dest royer-who, (over and above his exor
bitat gains) must extort from his victims
the price of blood. the sum which the State
demands for perniinigi him to rifle and
ruin her citizens.
Your petitioners, therefore, humbly en.
treat that this subject may not he stiflil in
a committee romn, but mtay be honored
n ith tIhe attention its importance merits;
thatr it may be discussed by tlat wisdom
fo)r whiclh your bodie, are distinguished.
Aid, while your petitioners do not pre
sumne to dietate, but confide in your expe
rience and judgment to devise such reie
dy as ihe case nay demand-they respect
Cully pray thua the present system may be
so amended, as to restrict tie retail of ar
dent spirits to the shops of authorized A
pothertries and l)ruggisis, and to prohibit
tll others fron selling thetn in any quanti.
ty less than twenty gallons.
Such laws lein enacted, the pestilence.
under which the land -mourns, will at once
be stayed; the poison mtongers will no lon
ger be able to elude detection, the virtue
and enerey of your citizens will purge
every district of those nurseries of vice
and crime, by which they are now itifes.
ted; and this little State, so dear to us all,
will pursue hereareer onward and upward,
ettmancipated from the most galling lion
dage. gathrring into her lap the riches of
the earth, and enjoying the smiles of God
upon her agriculture and commerce.
And your peti'oners, as in duty bound,
will ever pray. &c
On motion of Rev. J. N. Davis, it was
" Resolved, That two hundred copies
of the adopted memorial be immediately
printed for circulation and signature."
On motion of Rev Ar. Kirkland. it was
" Resolved, That the Chair be em
powered to appoint a committee to procure
signatures to the petition, and that an ad.
journed meeting convene, at Ebenezer
Church, on the second Thursday in Sep.
iember. to reccive the report of said conm
On motion of Rev. R. Fuller, it was
- Resolved, That, in the opinon of this
meeting, the ieiorial to the Legislature
is or such importance, as to renderit expe
dient for us (together with its presentation
by our Representatives) to secure, if pos
sible, special advocacy of he measure con
tem plated by us, iti furtherance of which,
we ea.rnestly solieit the Hon. John B.
O'Neall antd Alberi Rthett, Esq., to lire.
sent our views to the Legislature at its
next session. and urge the abrogation of the
On imotion of Mr. Blenkjamin Al. Palmer,
Resolved, That a committee be ap
p. intedl to correspond with all the alfiliated
societies of the State Tern peranceSociety.
leque-ains them to co-operate with us in
reconingtiiali to Iheir several Districts the
policy of petiouing the Legislature to
graut a repeal of the existing licenso
laws, and that a copy of the tnemorial,
adopted by this meeting, accompany each
Whereupon, William Ferguson Hut.
son, Esq., and Air. Benjamin M. Palmer,
A resolutipn was adopted. that the Edi
tors of thte Charleston papers, t he Tremper
ance Advocate at Columbia, and the Bib
lical Rtecorder, Italeight, N. C. be solicit
ed to p)ublish thts memorial, aba~ tije pro.
ceedings of the meeting.
[Eo. E. ADV.J
Miseries ofuan Edaitor.--i thiefe be a hu
tian being itt the wiorld wooas cntca to
speak about the implossliltrhy ol pleasing
every body. that person is the editor ofla
popular publicejournal. His hourny aoxpe
rieince ts an exemplificatin of the uma.n,
that it is itmpo~sible to please every boidy.
He bas great reason toue thankiua if be do
ttot dlisplease every body; for if he please
his readers tn one resp.-ci, it is a thousand
to one if he does not offend them in some
ottier. It wiere all very wchl if tho rea
dets of the paper would he contentedl with
feeling in their ownr atinds ditssatmshe~d with
an editor's contwli laeause lhe does not
happen to -go tiae whole b .g" with them
itn every thing, But the amnschiief is, thiey
are not cotent with nmur.,iutg tis daesatis
tact on in their own br.-.aats, no,, nor in ex
piressing tt tat othteri bttt they must n.eeds
apprise' the edlitor of it tanene ves; or
anenti n it to some one of hisa erecssively
good natured frienas, achtot , N arc sure,
wodl do it f~r them.
'hen the.e ts te didficulty of pleasing
*eadera whose .asies aud principles aro
'wvtde its the poles asutnder." What ex
a ites the admitration or? oue reaaer, appears
ta anow her to dispslay the worst taste. on
thu Part of the edlitor. '-Whiy do you tnot
dlevotte more amf your space to literary and
seientific subjects!" asks one subscriber.
-11 you take up so much of your columumis
with politie's, to the exclusion of such itn
teresting miatter as police reports, I shall
*ac oine ta king your paper any longer," -
writes taohe~r. Att edttor is a doomed
matn: his course, like that ofitrue l.-, uev
er docs run smooth.--Great Met1ropol is.