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mr everv suoseaueiu insertion : larcer ones in nronortion. a
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(Having a general assortment of large elegant plain and oma
I mental lype, we are prepared to execute every des
Cards, Circulars, Bill Heads, Notes,
JUSTICES, LEGAL AND OTHER
Printed with neatness and despatch, on reasonable terms.
'he principle of purifying the body by purg
ing with vegetable physic is becoming more and
more understood as the only sensible method by
?wSich sound health can be established. Hun
dreds of individuals have become convinced of
this doctrine, and are daily acknowledging the
practice to be the best ever discovered. Now
isjthe unhealthy season when our bodies are
liable to be affected with disease; and now is
the time the state of the stomach and bowels
Inould be attended to, because on the healthy
state of those organs depends the healthy state
oJthe general system; and every one will see at
once, if the general health be bad while that re
mains, local disease cannot be cured.
JUl the medicine that is requisite to restore
tle body to a state of health is Brandrcth's Veg
etable Universal Pills, which have performed
(cures upon tnousanus 01 neipiess ana hopeless
:rsons, after the usual scientific skill of phy
sicians have consoled them with the assurance
U&at they could do no more. The properties of
these Pills as anti-bilious and aperient medicine
re unrivalled; all who use them recommend
fuiem, their virtues surpass all eulogy, and must
fiB used to be appreciated. The weak and del
icate will be strengthened by their use, not by
feracing but by removing the cause of weakness,
the gross and corrupt humors of the body.
fThey require no change in diet or care of any
kind. Plain directions accompany each box,
so that every one is his own competent physi
cian. Remember, none are genuine sold by
DR. BRANDRETH'S Office in Philadel-
ua for the sale of his Pills, is No. 8, North
IlLr' Agents for Monroe and Pike Counties are at
mc following places. -j(
I'Stroudsburgh, RICHARD S. STAPLES.
New Marketville, TROXEL & SCHOCH.
;Dutottsbunr, LUKE RRODHEAD.
Milford, JOHN II. BRODHEAD.
Bushkill, PETERS & LABAR.
Dingsman's Ferry, A. STOLL & Co.
Observe, no pills are genuine sold under the
Riame of BrandretlCs in Monroe or Pike coun-
;s, except those sold by the above agents.
B. BRANDRETII. M.D.
October 1G, 1-840. ly.
HE Subscriber not willing to be behind the
times, has just received at las btoro m the
Borough of Stroudsburg, a large and veiy superior
Fresh Spring and Summer Goods,
Consisting among other things of Chally, Mouslin
1 Lams of various patterns, some of which are as
low as 30 cts. per yard. A very elecrant assort-
lent of Chintzes, Lawns, Dress Handkerchiefs,
5ilk and Cotton Gloves, Parasols, &c. &c. Also,
good supply of superfine
Slack, Blue, Brown, Olive, and other choice col-
irs, being an assortment jn which every one may
md his choice, both as regards price and quality,
single and double milled Cassimers, Merino Cas-
simers, summer Cloths, Silk Satin and Marseilles
Nestings, Linen Drillings of various styles, &c.&c.
I he above goods are fresh Jrom .Philadelphia,
id were selected to suit the taste and please the
Mancy of those who may wish to buy at cheap pri-
:es. goods of a superior quality.
lhe subscriber invites his customers and the
jblic cenerallv, to call and examine for them-
feelves, when he will be happy io accommodate
them at low prices for cash, or lor country pio-
lure. WILLIAM AoTiJ U KJ .
?trou-lsburg, 4ug. 11, 1810.
IIIEJ Subscriber respectfully informs the pub
lic, that he is prepared to execute all kinds oi
I;ii& fe Ornamental Fainting',
rat ins shop nearly opposite the store ot William
Oastburn, where all orders in his line willbethank-
"ully received and punctually attended to.
Stroudsburg, Jan. 5, 1839.
In all its -various 'branches will be punctually-
ttended to. . ..JP. -
Stagnation of the Blood.
The repeated changes in the atmosphere, by act
ing as they do upon the consistence and quality of
the blood, give occasion lor the most latal and ma
lignant disorders. 1 he blood lrom a state of health
becomes stagnant and is plunged into a state of
Thus it loses its purity: its circulation is imne
ded: the channels of life are clogged; the bowels be
come costive, and if not an immediate attack of
some malignant fever, headache, nausea, loss of
appetite, and a general debility of the whole frame
are sure to lollow.
It requires the tempest and the tornado to bring
about a state of purity in the ocean, when its wa
ters become stagnant; and it will require repeat
ed evacuation by the stomach and bowels before
the blood can be relieved of its accumulated im
purity. Brandreth's Vegetable Universal Pills,
should be taken, then there will be no danger; be
cause they purge from the stomach and bowels
these humors which are the cause of stagnation,
cleanse the blood from all impurities, remove every
cause of pain or weakness, and preserve the consti
tution in a state of health and vigor that causual
changes cannot effect.
Dr. lirandreth's Office for the exclusive sale of
his Vegetable Universal Pills, in Philadelphia, is
at No. 8, North Eighth street. Price 25 cents per
For sale by Richard S. Staples, in Strouds
burg; in Milford by J. H. Biiodhead, and in Mon
roe and rike counties by agents published m an
other part of this paper.
Uctober 16, 1840.
Harrison's Specific Ointment.
The great celebrity of this unrivalled Composi
tion especially in the Northern Slates leaves
the proprietor but little need to say any thing in
its favor; for it has been generally conceded to it,
that it is beyond all comparison the best remedy
tor external complaints that has ever been discov
ered. Indeed the speed and certainty of its oper
ations have the appearance of miracles : as ulcers,
wounds, corns, fever sores, chilblains, white swel
lings, biles, piles, spider and snake biles &c.
immediately yield to its apparantly super human
influence. Thus if properly applied it will remove
an inveterate, corn or break and heal a bile in five
days, will allay and perfectly cure an ulcer in two
weeks ; and the most desperate cases of white
swelling that can be imagined, have been destroyed
by it in less than two months. In the bites of
poisonous reptiles its efficacy is truly surprising;
and even in the bile of a rabid dog, for if applied
in time, its powers of attraction are so wonderful
that they will at once arrest the poison and thus
prevent it from pervading the system. It is like
wise greatly superior to any medicine heretofore
discovered for the chafed backs and limbs of horses
for tetters, ring worms, chapped lips, and in
short for every external bodily evil that may fall
to the lot of man or beast.
The proprietor has received at least a thousand
certificates and other documents, in favor of his
" Specific Ointment" upwards a hundred of which
were written by respectable members of the Med
ical Faculty; and in selecting from this pile the I
'following samples, he was governed more by theirl
brevity, than their contents, as they all breath the
same spirit of eulogy and satisfaction.
Albany, July 9, 1837.
To. Dr Harrison, Sir- I use your Specific Oint
ment in my practice and cordially recommend it
as a most efficient remedy for Tumors, Ulcers,
White Swellings, Scrofula, Rheumatic Pains,
Chapped Face, Lips and Hands ; and for general
and external complaints. 1 write this at the re
quest of your agent here, who furnishes me with
the article, and am pleased to have it in my power
to award honor to merit.
RUFUS R. BEACH, M D
Extract of a Letter from Dr. J. W. Sanders, )
of Louisville. Ky. October 8, 1837. J
" I am prepared to say, that for Rheumatic Pains
and the Sore Breasts of females, Harrison's Spe
cific Ointment has no superior, if indeed it has
any equal, in the whole catalogue of external me
dicines, as known and prescribed in this country."
Extract of a letter from Dr Potts, of Utica, N Y.
Dated July 28, 1838.
" Harrison's 'Specific Ointment" is, in my opin
ion, a most important discovery; and is particular
ly efficient in scrofulas, ulcers, sore legs, erup
tions, and general outward complaints, speak of
its merits from an experience of lour years "
Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1838.
To Dr. Harrison, Dear Sir, I write to con
gratulate you on the extraordinary virtue of yonr
' 'Specific Ointment,' in the curing of burns. A
little boy of mine, 4 years old, fell against the
fire-place three weeks since, when his clothes be
becaue ignited, and he was instantly enveloped
in flames. After some difficulty the "fire was ex
tinguished, but not before the poor little fellow's
lower extremities were almost covered with a con
tinual blister. Having much faith in your oint
ment, I immediately purchased three boxes, which
I applied unsparingly, according to your direc
tions in such cases ; and it is with great pleasure
and gratitude, that I am able to inform you that it
allayed the pain in a few hours; and in ten days
had effected a complete cure. I need scarcely
add, that it ought to be in the possession of eve
ry family, as there is no telling when such acci
dents may occur. Yours respectfully,
II. M. SHEPIIARD.
A supply of this valuable Ointment just received
and for sale, by
Stroudsburg, Nov. 6, 1840.
" fk barrels of No. 3, Mackerel, just receive
JLx? and for sale, by : - :
7 WILLIAM EASTBURNi
Stroudsburg, Aug. 14, 184.0. r. .
War and Washington.
Among the revolutionary relics which have come down to
our times is the following Ode by- J. M. SEWALL of Massa
chusetts, a patriotic strain, which was sung throughout the
country during the war, and served to inspire zeal and cour
age in the cause of independence. No national lyric ever
aroused more enthusiasm, or was chanted with better effect,
than this war song. It was the favorite strain throughout the
ranks of the array in every part of the country, and kindled the
martial ardor and patriotic feelings'of all.
Vain Britons, boast no longer with proud indignity,
By land your conquering legions, your matchless strength at
Since we, your braver sons, incensed, our swords have girded
Huzza, huzza, huzza, huzza, for War and Washington!
Urged on by North and vengeance, those valiant champions
Loud bellowing Tea and Treason, and George was all on flame,
Yet sacrilegious as it seems, we rebels btill live on,
And laugh at all their empty puffs huzza for Washington!
Still deaf to mild entreaties, still blind to England's good,
You have for thirty pieces bctray'd your country's blood;
Like Esop's greedy cur you'll gain a shadow for your bone,
Yet find us fearful shades indeed, inspired by Washington.
Mysterious! unexampled! incomprehensible!
The blundering schemes of Britain, their folly, pride, and zeal.
Like lions how yc growl and threat! mere asses have you shown,
And ye shall share an ass's fate, and drudge for Washington!
Your darkAinfathom'd counsels our weakest heads defeat,
Our children lout your armies, our boats destroy your fleet,
And to complete the dire disgrace, coop'd up within a town,
You live, the scom of all our host, the slaves of Washington!
Great heaven! is tliis the nation whose thundering arms were
Through Europe, Afric, India! whose navy ruled a world?
The lustre of your former deeds, whole ages of renown,
Lost m a moment, or transferred to us and Washington!
Yet think not thirst of glory unshcaths our vengeful swords,
To rend your bands asunder, and cast away your cords.
'Tis heaven-bom freedom fires us all, and strengthens each
From him who humbly guides the plough, to our great Wash-
For this, Oh could our wishes your ancient rage inspire,
Your armies should be doubled, in numbers, force, and fire.
Then might the glorious conflict prove which best deserved the
America, or Albion; a George, or Washington!
Fired with the great idea, our father's shades would rise;
To view the stern contention, the gods desert their skies.
And Wolfe; 'ntid hosts of heroes superior bending down,
Cry out with eager transport, God save great Washington!
Should George, too choice of llriitons, to foreigh realms apply,
And madly arm half Europe, yet still we would defy
Turk, Hessian, Jew, and Infidel, or all those powers in one,
While Adams guides our Senate, our camp great Washington !
Should warlike weapons fail us, disdaining slavish fears,
To swords we'll beat our ploughshares, our pruning hooks to
And rush, all desperate! on our foe, nor breathe till battle won,
Then shout, and shout America! and conquering Washington!
Proud France should view w ith terror, and haughty Spain re
While every warlike nation would court alliance here.
And George, his minions trembling round, dismounting from
Pay homage to America, and glorious Washington.
From the Knickerbocker.
REMINISCENCES OF WEST-POINT.
Benedict Arnold, was a native of Connec
ticut ; and the brick building in which he once
kept store, although time-worn and decayed,
is still standing at New-Haven, near the har-
bor, with one end overgrown with ivy, and in
the garret may still be seen the sign he then
used. No officer of the American army stood
higher than he, in the confidence of the gov
ernment, and the love of the people, prior to
that dark period, when, plotting the ruin of his
oppressed country, he effected his own, and
exchanged for ever the bright and spotless in
heritance of a soldier's fame, for the withering
curse of a nation's contempt, and the unending
infamy of a traitor s name, which living, haun
ted every hour of his life, and will be fresh
in the history of all future time.
All writers agree that the deep pecuniary
embarrassments of Arnold, into which his love
of pleasure and great extravagance had led
him, were the leading motives that impelled
him to the fearful step. Ramsay informs us
that 'the generosity of the States did not keep
pace with the extravagance of their favorite of
ficer. A sumptuous table and expensive equip
age, unsupported by the resources of prhate
fortune, unguarded by the virtues of economy,
and good management, soon increased his debts
beyond a possibility of discharging them. His
love of pleasure produced the love of money;
and that extinguished all sensibility to the ob
ligations of honor and duty. The calls of lux
ury were pressing, and demanded gratification,
although at the expense of fame and country.
Contracts were made, speculations entered in
to, and partnerships instituted, which could
not bear investigation. Oppression, extortion,
misapplication of public money and property,
furnished him with the farther means of grati
fying his favorite passions. In these circum
stance, a change of side? afforded the only
hope of evading a scrutiny, and at tho same
time held out a prospect of replenishing his ex
In the midst of his desperation, his funds
gone, detection unavoidable, he resolved to
unburden his griefs to the French envoy ;
and mingling in their detail the ingratitude' of
his country, to seek from the sympathy of a
foreigner the means to retrieve his shattered
fortunes. . The application was not only un
successful', but was rejected, with such disdain,
and accompanied with such bitter rebuke, as
to add greatly to the desperation of Arnold.
Thus baffled and mortified, he was at last driv
en, by his impetuous feelings, into the fatal pro
ject of selling his country; that country which
had heaped honor after honor upon him, with
prodigal kindness; which had given him birth,
and placed his name high upon the roll of her
great and distinguished men ; whose shores
were covered with a mercernary foe, seeking
her subjugation ; that country, in fine, whose
soldiery were barefoot and starving, amid the
the storms of winter, and which, poor in eve
ry thing but her reliance on God, her valor, and
the bravery of her people, had no hoarded gold
with which to win back to love and duty the
traitor to her standard and her righteous cause.
After the British evacuated Philadelphia,
many families were left, who were disaffected
toward the Americans, and among others that
of Mr. Edward Siiippen, afterward Chief
Justice of Pennsylvania. His beautiful and
accomplished daughter had been the Hoast' of
all the British officers, oi whom none stood
highter in the estimation of the family than
Major John Andre. With him Miss Shippen
was in the habit of constant and friendly cor
respondence. Arnold was not an unmoved
spectator of the young lady's beauty and worth;
and having made an off er of his hand and heart,
was accepted, and thus entered a family hos
tile to his country, and whoso interest and
pleasure it would naturally be, to win from the
cause of the 'rebels' to that of the king one so
well known to fame. The acquaintance with
Major Andre oommenced at this time ; and
even then tho determination of Arnold was
formed, to make Andre the instrument by which
the hellish plot was to be consumated. Ar
nold had been for some time leading an inactive
life, having been excused from duty, owing to
the wounds he had received : but he became
suddenly anxious for active service in lhe field.
His first effort was to procure at the hands of
General Washington the command of West
Point, then universally esteemed the most im
portant military post in the country. He suc
ceeded in this, and established his head quar
ters at ' Beverly' or Robinson House,' on the
eastern side of the Hudson river, about two
miles below West Point. This place had be
longed to one Beverly Robinson, who having
taken up arms with the British against his
country, lorteiiett nis property. lhe mam
part of the army was at this time down the
Hudson, between 'Dobbs' Ferry' and Tappan.'
General La Fayetto had employed, at his own
expense, in New-York, several spies, who were
to furnish him secret intelligence of the move
ments of lhe enemy. Arnold applied to him
for their names address, on the pretence that
they could communicate with him with greater
facility, and he would then send the informa
tion to La Fayette; but the request was prompt
ly refused, as some old-fashioned notions of
honor seemed to forbid it. Arnold, after his
marriage, encouraged Mrs. Arnold in keeping
up the correspondence with Major Andre, and
thus, although unknown to herself, the devoted
wife was made one of the tools by which
American liberty was to be crushed. In a lit
tle time Arnold commenced a a direct corres
pondence with Andre, the letters of the former
being signed 'Gustavas,' and of the latter, lfohn
Anderson.1 For some time Sir Henry Clinton did
not know the real author; but he soon became
satisfied, from a chain of circumstances, that it
was General Arnold. The grand project of so-
curing West Point, with all its dependant posts,
stores, and property, was of such vast import
ance, that Sir Henry Clinton deemed no ex
pense or trouble too great to effect it. It be
ing now known to the British commander that
Arnold was in fact the person with whom the
correspondence commenced, measures were ta
ken to perfect the details of the system of vil
lany which he proposed. Arnold requested
that Major Andre" should be the person to hold
communication with him, and Clinton accord
ingly deputed him.
Major John Andre was intended for commer-
mercial life, and had entered upon its busy em
ployments; but the abrupt and sad termination
of his addresses to a young English lady, whose
father forbade tho union, drove him to tho ex
citement of military life ; and, forsaking Eng
land, he sought in tho fascination of military
glory, a forgetfulness of his bitter fate. He
was taken prisoner ol war soon after ho enter
ed the army; and when searched, he concealed
in his mouth a miniature of his lady love,
which in happier days his own pencil had
sketched, and which in distant lands and
amidst other scenes, he wore as memory's tal
isman; the silent, though still loved companion
of life's weary pilgrimage. He was a most
graceful, elegant. and accomplished gentleman,
and ripe scholar; passionately fond of the fine
arts, and a finished master of painting and
drawing. He was iho favorite of the whole
army, and into every domestic circle was wel
comed as a friend & brother. Such was the man
selected to conduct the delicate and dangerous
negotiation, which had for its unholy aim the
base surrender of America; such the man with
whose aid Benedict Arnold was to strike a
blow at tlie heart of that country, uniler whose
'stripes and stars' he had fought Freedom's
battles, from whose gory fields he had borne
away the wounds and scars which are the sol
dier's best certificates, and the mute pleaders
for a country's gratitt.de.
It was the original intention of Arnold to re
ceive Andre within the lines, at his own Head
Quarters, and to arnmge there the whole plan
of operations. At that lime, part of the army
wa3 stationed at Salem, a town on the eastern
side of the Hudson, some distance from the
river, and under the command of Col. Sheldon.
He had been told by General Arnold that he
expected a person from New-York whom he
wished to meet at Sheldon's quarters, and de
sired instant notice of his arrival. A letter
was then written, informing Andre of this ar
rangement: to this he replied, in the enigmati
cal style which distinguished all their corres
pondence, that he would be at 'Dobbs' Ferry'
at a certain time. Arnold left West Point in
the afternoon of the tenth of September, went
down the river in his barge to 'King's Ferry,'
passed the night at the house of Joshua Smith,
and went early next morning down to ' Dobbs'
Ferry.' Andre had arrived the night before,
but not "finding Arnold, and fearing mistake, ho
returned to New-York. Another meeting was
fixed for the 20th. Arnold then wrote to Ma
jor Tallmadge, commandant at one of the out
posts, that if a man calling himself lJohn An
derson1 arrived at his station, to send him with
out delay to Head-Quarters, escorted by two
dragoons. Sir Henry Clinton, in order to af
ford means of easier intercourse and escape,
had sent Colonel Beverly Robinson up the river,
in the sloop of war Vulture, with orders to
stop at ' Teller's Point.' A letter from the
Vulture, addressed to General Putnam, (known
not to be there,) reached Arnold, was of course
understood to apprize him that Andre was on
On that very day, and but a few hours after
the boat had carried the letter on shore, Gen
eral Washington and his suite crossed tho
Hudson at 'King's Ferry,' in Arnold's barge,
the Vulture then in full view below; and while
Washington was viewing her with his glass,
Arnold is said to .have betrayed great uneasi
ness. It is worthy of remark, that before An
dre left New-York, he was expressly ordered
by Sir Henry Clinton not to change his dress,
nor to go within the American lines, and-on no
account to take any papers.
Arnold employed a man by the name of
Joshua Smith to aid him generally in the pros
ecution of his plan, although it is now gener
ally believed that he never did communicate to
Smith the purpose he had in view. Smith wa3
to bring Andre on shore from the Vulture, and
'Smith's house in case of ultimate necessity,
was to be the place of negotiation. At Ar
nold's request, Smith sent all his family away
except the servants Being furnished with a
boat and pass, and assisted by two brothers by
the name of Colqhoun, who were forced very
reluctantly to go, he went off to the Vulture,
with orders to bring Mr. Anderson on shore.
The oars were muffled, thei night was tranquil
and serene; the stars shone' brightly above them;
the water was calm and unruffled; and ihe gen
tle air floated mildly by. The work of treason
went noiselessly on, and the whispers of scon
science found no echo, save in the heart where
Smith was shown into the cabin of the Vul
ture, into which soon after Colonel Robinson
brought a man, whom he introduced as Mr.
Anderson. He was in full uniform',, but over it
ho wore a bluo travelling coat. They left the
Vulture, and landed at the foot of a mountain
called the 'Long Clove,' on the west margin of
the river, about six miles below 'Stony Point.'
Tho exact spot for the first interview had been
fixed, and this place Arnold had ridden from
Smith's houso. And there, in the darkness of
night, amid its stillness and gloom, stood tho
arch-traitor of America, and the flower of Eng
land's chivalry! It was a picture worthy of a
master pencil. At their feet lay the mighty
but tranquil -Hudson; above and around them,
were the towering monuments of God's omnip
'Proclaim the eternal Architect on high,
Who stamps on all his works his own eternity.'
This conference was continued the greater
part of tho night; and when the wasting of tho
tide, and the near approach of day-light, was
urged by Smith as a reason for its terminal ion,
the parties agreed to proceed to 'Smith's LI oust-.'
The boat was sent off and Arnold and -Ai$h'
proceeded on horseback. Near the hu,.4i.t'
challenge of a sentinel gave Andre tin im 1
come and startling intelligence that ! yt
within the American lines; but it was !:
to retreat. The recollection of the posi.ue u,
ders of Sir Henry Clinton was vivid am! t's
tinct: but moro time vas necessary to accom
plish the great object of his mission; and lm
dared the peril, with the cherished belief that,h
was serving acceptably ino cause oi uis'tiKujj
and country. ffc
(conclusion next week.)
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