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Vol. III. Abbeville C. Hv S. C. Nov. 4, 1846- No. 36. C
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"The last shall be first." (
Mr. Editor:?Penny's Creek, once j
so notorious in legendary lore, and the j
arts of rctailinf.tlm TiiiTiirnl rr.infh'r mil- \
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ling, has underwent a counter revolution f
the most extraordinary in the annals of s
old Ninety six. Not many years since 1
she was little behind the cities of the t
plain:?Now, the gospel has pervaded i
this densely populated region, churches t
have been reared up in their midst, and .
Temperance and education prevail amid
her rising and promising youth, i
Here too, was once the domicil of our i
venerable old Senator and patriarch, Jos 1
Black Esqr. whose courts of magistracy 1
were as numerously thronged with suit- j1
ors, as those of assi/.c, oyer and terminer, i
t -r.i?i. -
vu uu; 1 / in ?ii. a. numerous and re- ;i
spectable Temperance meeting w^hehl a
at Little Mountain church, and addres- I
sed by D Lesly, and Rev. McWnoa- 0
t12r, sustaining and advocating the Ai- tj
ken resolutions, in which was portrayed a
the striking consistency and harmony s
of those resolutions with the 9th article 1
of the Constitution of this State. That c
they were not inconsistent with the a
Greenville resolutions,that they were an ii
appeal to the neonle to remove an evil 1
a a ft X ^
and but an opinion and argument at last. -J
That all the blessings of civil liberty we j,
enjoyed, our security for life, property 'J
and character, our peace, safety and hap- c
piness depended on laws and Legisla- v
tion, and were too democratic for any r
one to oppose. t
The following resolution was pro- s
posed and adopted by the whole meet- c
ing (with one dissenting vote) and or- ^
dercd to be printed in the Temperance c
Advocate and the Abbeville Banner.
Resolved, That this meeting cordially
approve the principles of the Aiken res- '
By order of the Society. ^
TPIE~GRAVE OF BYRON. s
The Knickerbocker for July contains 11
the following, from the pen of the au- s
thor of the " Visit to the Grave of Gray v
in his Country Churh Yard." v
" Eight miles distant is Hucknail, or 11
as it is more commonly and truly called,
1 dirty Hucknail,' a collection of huts n
wretched in appearance ; the people idle ^
and ignorant; and the country around ^
rough and uncultivated. Asmall church
crowns the summit of a little hill, with t(
no trees or hedges to relieve the barren- ^
ness of the spot; making it altogether as n
uninviting to the eye, as desolate to the ,(
heart, as any misanthrope could desire. ?
We were quickly followed to the church 11
th j object of our visit, by a lad with the u
keys ; and on entering, soon found that ri
the interior corresponded with its outward
seeming. It was rude, cheerless
and cold ; and yet how rnany generations
yet unborn will seek that church, ^
will tread that aisle, and gaze upon the 2
spot which contains the ashes of one h
who1 twined his hopes of being rernem- c
beredin his line with his lands language!' n
A small white Grecian tablet, inserted b
in the wall immediately over the sepul- h
chere, told us. " In the vault beneath, e
where many of his ancestors and his
mother are buried, lies the remains of s
George Gordon, Noel Byron, the author q
of 'Childe Harlod's Pilgrimage. What (
stranger uninformed of the fact would j
Have suppost-u mai me remains 01 ayron
were entombed in so obscure u ^
sanctuary! I could not but feeJ however g
that it was well ordered in the fitness of 0
things that they should repose there ;
that the placej church, vault and inscription
were in good keeping with the character
of him who boasted the he stood t]
and should stand alone, remembered or
forgot; and he might have added, too, c
with great propriety, 'should sleep alone. P
The fierce sun may beat upon that house ^
and the cold wind of winter sigh through ^
its casements ; but after life's fitful fever ^
he sleeps well,' as calmly, as quietly, v
ao lin^iotlirhpH IH Viva HnrLr anrl rlcoarir 2
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chamber as the author of the 1 Elegy'
in his almost perennial daisy-blooming
garden. I left, after some delay, but C
cast a longing lingering look behind, ii
. Nacstcad Abbey" Three miles far- 3
her on is Newstoail Abbey, after proceeding
nearly a inilo through a monoonous
scene, a sharp curve around the
jasc of a hill brought us in view of the
ake, on which were floating miniature
jrigs and schooners: catching its hue
roin the dark clouds which prcssaged a
Mower, it was pcrlectly black. la an
nstant more the Abbey itself appeared
vith its lawns, gravelly paths and beauiful
trees. The transition is instantaicous
from the dull and dreary scene
hrough which we had been walking.
" Kinging the porter's-bell. and waitng
just half the time by which every
hinir in America is measured, namp.lv.
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twenty minutes,1 we were admitted
nto the vestibule of the cloisters, or
nore properly galleries of the Abbey.
Vnother ten minutes anil a smart, neat,
ind affected piece of vanity, yet per'ecty
civil, bade us inscribe our names in
he register and follow her. We did so;
md alter passing through the suite ol
partments occupied by the present pro
uieior, v^oi. wililmun, (son-in-law of
lie late Duke of Sussex,) which display
Teat taste and splendor, we stepped into
liose occupied by Byron when residing
t Ncvstead. Col. Wildman has precrved
them in tlie same state as when
enated by him. There are the bed,
I'ash-stand, towel, soap, table, chairs,
n rnft?-Ol'nrtr fUinrr rvvA/iIiMil" "
W1VIJ |/1 IHV' O'l I l!U
s when lie left; and one might imagne,
from the evident care manifested in
heir keeping, that the occupant had but
ust stepped out, and would presently
eturn: so also of the apartment adorning,
where slept his ' little page.'
Phe same consideration and care are
bserved in the library. The chair in
vhich he used to sit, the table on which
te wrote, the eouch on which he rccliicd,
all are there. I could not but feel
hat his spirit was lingering about tha
cene. The window of the library looks
ut upon the lake, and affords a charmng
prospect of water wood, and vale.
)ur conductress unlocked a door in a
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uv. V.IUC Wkj UIIU naiiUUU US U 1111 (liait
kull. It was the same that was exliuued
when Byron was in possession of
he Abbey, and which was caused to be
nounted with silver, and converted into
l wine goblet; and upon which lie incribed
the lines beginning-, 'Start not,
10r deem rnv snirit flurl.' ntr On
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cending into the lower apartments, we
irere shown the marble sarcophagus in
t'liich the skull was discoverd, the porrait
of the dog, Boatswain,' and in
tie garden the pompous and foolish
ion umcnt erected over his carcass, riven
y the lightning and hastening to ruin.
t was a circular cone, of large diamejr
at the base, and surmounted at the
:>p by a shaft 011 which is the inscription.
L walk through the gardens, which are
lodern, and the grove in which is still
> be seen his own and his sister's name,
arved by himself on the bark of a tree,
i 1811, and a detention of'twenty mintes'
by ono of the most unmitigated
lin storms pvnv Ip.t rlrnvn frnm Hoatnn
)rminnted our visit to Newstead Abbey."
Duels.?We are sorry (says the
Jew Orleans Commercial Times of the
1st inst.) to find that some difficulties
ave broken out among a few of the ofliers
connected with the army at Calargo.
It is a pity that any American
lood should be spilled by American
nn/lo in n n '1 " ^
uiiM^ in uti vui.iii^ o wuuujj anu uutrr
vents so glorious to our arms.
The Galveston News of the lGth
talcs that a duel was to be fought at
Uamargo on the 11th inst., in which
yol. Marshall, of Ky., and Col. Baylie
*eyton, of New Orleans, were the prinipals.
On the same morning another
tiel was to be fought between Captain
hivors, of Texas, and Capt. Mousson
f New Orleans.
Maj. P. N. Barbour, of the 5th Infanry,
who was killed by a musket ball in
he attack on Monterey, is the same offier
who, at the battle"of Palo Alto, remised,
with a single Company of the
>th Regiment, the whole Regiment, of
Mexican Lances, eight hundred strong,
ar which he was breveted a Major. He
iras an officer of fine accomplishments,
nd universally esteemed in the army.
Thn trial of McNultv. the dfifnnbin**
21erk of tho House of Representatives,
s said to have cost the United States
1$YHONS PR A YEIi.
My soul is sick of this long day,
I'm weary of its lingering light?
And, loathing life, 1 turn away
To weep and wish for night,
I long to lay me gently down,
To slumber on my mother's breast?
And I'd exchange an empire's crown
For everlasting rest.
Tlio' but in manhood's morn I stand,
I've lived the laurel wreath to gainMy
songs arc heard in every land,
And beauty breathes the strain.
Her smiles and sweeter tears are mine,
And yet of love, youth, fame possest,
Oh! gladly would my heart resign
All? all for endless rest.
The dreams for which men wish to live
Or dare to die?the guilded cloud
Of glory o'er the tomb I'd give
For silence and a shroud.
I ask no paradise on high?
With being's strfe 011 earth opprcst.
The only heaven for which 1 sigh
Is rest?eternal rest.
My natal day with tears I keep,
Which I rejoiced in when a child,
And each return the birth 1 weep
O'er which my mother smiled,
Bid heaven take the breath it gave,
That I a cold and silent guest,
HT!?I. r s I 1 1
w nam my miner s nousc, uic grave,
May find a long?long rest.
Without my own conscnt I came,
But with my wildest wish I go?
For I would fairly be the same
I was?ere born to woe.
M I* pnl (1 Knnrt liritll nrv noln 1
Uf conciousncss to wake and waste,
1 would have sleep without its dreams
And rest?eternal rest.
Mcxican papers, seven days later, have
been received at New Orleans by the
Picayune. They show the tone of feeling
prevailing among the Mexican people
as that of bitter animosity. This is
manifested however more in words than
The supreme tribunal of war has been
organized in the capital, and the no'.ori
n A I . - ! r\
uus vjen. iiivarcz appoinica i'rcsiacnt
A decree was issued by Gen. Salas
on the 10th Sept., authorizing the issue
of letters of naturalization to all foreignl?
lie iv iiu ucaiic iu ulxuuic is i ii/,ui]5j uuvill^
useful professions or trades, or who are
willing to join the Army.
The citizens of any nation at war with
the Republic are excluded from the benefits
of this decree. Apart from the ulterior
operations of this decree^ it strikes
us as having an immediate design, to
enable foreigners to serve as Mexicans
in Mexican privateers.
Gomez Farias, the Secretary of the
Trensnrv. slflilrpss n rir/Milnr r?r? fhr? Gtli
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of September to the Governor of the
States, calling upon them to make up
the arrears of the national revenues,
which had been cut short by the blockade
of ports, &c.
The Government is energetically endeavoring
to organize a national guard.
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A meeting of the citizens of Vera Cruz
was held on the 20th ult., in obedience
to a call upon them, to perfect an organization.
The papers speak of the project
as the grand scheme of their regeneration.
The New Oleans Delta of the 17th
inst. says.?A writer in Blackwood's
September number, on Mexico says :?
A 11 f orA n C V* /% 4 V. A ? ^
jjuuiuu ui iiic uuuiuiy ueiwuuu
Vera Cruz and the city of Mexico belongs
to Santa Anna. The soil of his
estate is fertile, but left to its natural
fertility?the General being a shepherd,
and is said to have 40 or 50,000 head
of cattle in his pastures. Should our
Government quarter its army on him for
a while, would it not greatly expedite
the efforts to conquor a peace.
Ampudia.-?We learn from an officer
who was at Monterey on the 6th inst,
says the Picayune, that in two days after
the evacuation of the city, Gen Ampudia
was removed from the command of
the Mexican army by a council of officers,
and that Gen. Mejia was restored
thereto. The incapacity of Ampudia
is assigned for this important move.
Horne,iahis "New Spiritofthe Age,"
says that copiousness without power is
mere mental imbecility-?drivelling on
NAPOLEON'S RETURN FROM
The attempt has been made to fix tj*r*
charge of cruelty and oppression upon*
Napo'eon, from the joy manifested in
France at his overthrow,and the cursing
obloquy that followed his exile. But
; the first exultation that follows a now (
peace, is not to be consdered the sober '
j feeling of the people. His return from 1
Elba is overwhelming evidence against 1
I such accusations. Without any plot|
ting before hand, any conspiracy to \
make a division iti his favor, he boldly >
i cast himself upon the affections of the i
; people. An established throne, a strong
i government, and a powerful army were j
on one side?the love of the people on [
the other, and yet, soldier as he was, c
lie believed the latter stron'mr tli:m ti.o
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I former put together. What a sublime r
trust in the strength of affection does his
stepping ashore with his handful of fol- .
lowers exhibit. Where is the Bourbon, 1
or Hiuropean monarch, that would have 1
dared to do this; or felt he had by his
efforts for the common welfare, laid the 1
people under suflicicnt obligation, lo ex- 1
pect a universal rush to arms * It was
not the soldiers but the common people \
who first surrounded him. As he pitch- t
cd his tent without Cannes, the inhabi.?._
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win is iiucKuu 10 nun witti tueir eoinplants
! and gathered around him as the redress- J
er of their wrongs. As lie advanced to- s
wards Grenoble the fluids were alive j
with peasants, as tlu-y came leaping like u
deer irom every hill crying 11 r ire PKm- c
pcrcur" Thronged around him, they fol- 1
lowed him with shouts to the very gates
of the town. The commandant refused I
him admittance, yet the soldiers within
stretched their arms thro' the wickets
and shook hands with his followers with- "!
A . ? r. 1
uui. xt.1. luuyni a cumusun murmur arose c
over the walls, and Napoleon did not a
know but it was the gathering for a f
fierce assult upon his little band. The o
tumult grew wilder every moment; six r
thousand inhabitants from one of the t
fauxbourgs had risen en masse, and with c
timbers and beams, came pouring against J
the gates. They trembled before the n
resistless shock, reel and fall with a )
crash to the ground and the excited multitude
stream forth, rushing on Napoleon,
to drag him from his horse, kiss his (
hands and garments, and bear him with j,
deafening shouts 011 their shoulders to j
the town. He next advanced on Lyons, j,
the gates of which are also closed against g
him, and bayonets grim along the walls, j.
Trusting to the power of affection, rather v
than to arms, he gallops boldly up to the j,
city. The soldiers instead of firing on v
him, breaking over all discipline, burst ?
open the gates, and rush in frantic joy a v
round him, shouting " ViveV JEjnpereur."
He is not compelled to plant his cannon
against a single town ; power returns to
him not through terror but through love.
He is not received with the crinsrinjr of P
slaves, bat with open firms of friends, J
and thus his course towards the capital j<
becomes one triumphant march. The d
power of the Bourbons disappears before a
the returning tide of affection, like towers j]
of sand before the waves ; and without fi- p
ring a gun, Napoleon again sets down c
on his recovered throne, amid the acclamations
of the people. Whoever saw Jj
a tyrant and an oppressor received thus! .
Whore is the monarch in Europe that .
dare fling himself in such faith on the
afTi'C.tiiiri nf his onWocts 1 "W/lmiv* C
W? axw wvivjwvkg WW liVlU ?T UO
ever the Bourbons that could show such h
a title to the throne he occupied? Ah! o
the people do not thus receive the man u
who forges fetters for their limbs; and u
Napoleon at this day, holds a firmer place n
in the affections of the inhabitants of e
France, than any monarch that ever fill- f,
ed its throne.
From the N. O. Bulletin. V
By the steamer Galveston, which ar- ^
rived yesterday, dates to the 8th inst u
were received from Matamoras, but we ^
do not find that they contain intelligence 11
of a more satisfactory nature than that tl
which the public has been in possession
of some time, relative to the seige of
Monterey. Verbally we learn that the g
Mexican force garrisoning that city '
amounted to 10,000 or 12,000 men, and
that their loss in killed and wounded is tli
as high as 2,000, while that of our army, p
is still reported not to exceed 5Q0 or 600. ^
The Mexican army has,in accordance
with the terms of capitulation, fell back ct
beyond the Rinconado ; and the Ameri- w
can Engineers, on inspecting the defen- th
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:es of the evacuated city, have found
hem much stronger, and more skillfuly
constructed than had been anticipated,
l'he armv under Amnmlin
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mvo numbered from 10,000 to 12.000
not); anil so incensed wore they at his
surrender, on discovering ihe numeri- .
;al inferiority of the Americans, that^>
hoy immediately displaced him, and .
:hose Mejia in his stead as their Comnander-in-Chief.
Lieut. Col. McClung, of the Mississip)i
volunteers, we are gratified to learn,
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as stiii living-, aim strong hopes were
mtcrtained of his recovery.
Canales was at San Fernando with
lis body of llaneheros,harrassing parties
jetween Uamargo and Monterey. In
me instance he killed a Texan suttler,
ind in another took about thirty paclc
The wounded at Monterey were dong
well, and the general liealtli of tlie
:ity was good.
The Texan Rangers, the last of the
.'olunteers from that State, have been
Thirty two pieces of brass cannon
vcrc taken at Monerey, and a great
itnount of ordnance stores.
Two fugitve's from justice in Texas?
fames Buck, charged with the commis;ion
of two murders, and Thomas Muu)hy,
for some other offence?have been
irrested in New Orleans. This is quite
i change in the order of things?formery,
people lied from the United States to
L'cxas?now they run from Texas to
Src\v Orleans. ~
A Washington letter in tlie New
fork Herald says?Wo learn from an
Hicer of the army, that General Scott,
l few days ago, applied to the President
or the privilege of heading the army
>f invasion under the now plan of epilations
with the land forces: but that
he Executive declined his application
in the ground that the services of the
vlajor-Generai-in-Ohief would be as
dvantageous to the Government at the.
>Var oflicc as at the head of thf* .-irmv
A Senator. Heading a Mojj.?The
>awfordsville (la.) Press of the 2nd
nst., contains the particulars of a riot at
Lttica, on the Wabash and Erie canal,
i which Mr. Hannegan, of the U. S.
Icnate figured conspicuously. The
lonorable gentleman kockcd down a
oung man by the name of McDonald,
:?to the canal, and floored another who
ras attempting to drag the half drowned
mn from the water. This sccond man
/as stabbed in the melee, though lie is
xpected to recover.
The Dving Youth.?There is no
ilace on earth like a dying bed.
There is no hour in man's brief
jurney across this world, like a
ying hour; solemn, so impressive,
nd so full of dread interest to each
ulividua! when he arrives at that
lace, and feels that his hour has
ome. Then t.hft snnl mnlroo o
ause. She looks back on a receing
world, and onward into a
ark unfathomed eternity. There
; no retreat. The hour of exhangeing
worlds has come. To
ave a good hope of pardon, and
f heaven, how blessed and invalable
! To have no hope then,
,rlien Ilesh and heart fail, and all
lortal ties arc about to be sunderd
and to die in despair, how dreadal
beyond all imagination to coneive
! To avoid it, is worth a
hole life of ceaseless effort and.
rayer. A nd yet such dread hours
0 come, with all their indescrib-.
ble solenmnity, That hour came
1 the history of a youth of sixteen,
le child of many prayers.
I^ADPTIPS ?Rtr llin nrriifn I.nf tVip. TT
, revenue schr. E wing,at New Orleans,
om Vera Cruz, via Brazos Santiago,
le editors of the Picayune learn, that
aredes, having been exiled, left for
[avana in.an English mail steam pack
on th,e 2nd in9t. Great satisfaction
as expresseu in consequence tnefeoi Dy,
10 citizens of Vera Cruz,.