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, REEiV & SHIRLEY,
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EDITORS & PROPRIETORS.
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Advertisement, receive Subscription, and make
, Collection for the Glasgow Weekly Times, it
his office in the following cities:
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and Chesnut streot.
; Baltimore South-East Coraer ot Baltimore
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. LAW NOTICE.
JOHN B. CLARK & ANDREW J. HERN
DON will continue to practice law in partner
ship, in nil the courts of Howard county, except
tbt County Court. All butiness entrusted to them
. will receive their united attention. -
iohn B. Clark will continue to attend the sever
al courts as heretofore.
XfZy-Office on the public square, Fayette,
(Andrew J. Herndon can at all times be found
t the County Clerk' office.
Fayette. October 19, 1849 33
II. F. White,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, ,
C MlROLLTbN, MUlOUri.
WILL give prompt attention to all business
entrusted to him, in the Court of Cnrroll
and adjoining counties'. ' oct!9-32
L. D. BREWER,
Attorney at Law,
HCMTSVILLE, Mo.
WILL wVend to any business entrusted to
him in the second Judicial District.
REFERENCES. 1
' " Ebowxino & Busiikel, Quincey, Illinois.
: A. W. Morrison, Esq.,) j-,-elte
Cot. Jos. Davis,
. AV. Picket, Benton, Mis.
Col. P. H. Fountain, Pontatock, Miss.
McCArPBELL & Coates, Huntsville, Mo.
fljr- Office ..icCamfbell'i Buildings, Huntsville,
Mo. Randolph Co . Dec. 12th, '46. 40 ly.
James W. Ilarri, '
Commission and Forwarding Merchant, and
Produce Dealer,
WATER STBSET, GLASGOW, 110.
A CARD. "
' riHE undersigned having met with much bet
JL ter success in the Commission and Forward
ing business than expected, would here toke occa
. sion to state to Shippers and the Public generally,
' that lii arrangements for the next, season are
such, as to offer ever? facility that this point af
fords, for shipping Produce and Receiving Mer
chandize, and hopes to receive such patronage from
Ihoto who are interested in shipping at this point,
s he may metit. Kespectfuliy,
oct. 12 J. W. HARRIS.
NEW GROCERIES.
I have just received per steamer ' Amelia." and
Mandan," a large addition to my former
stock of Groceries, Liquors, Sic, which completes
ruy fall and winter supply, to which I would in
vite the attention of purchasers in need of arti
cles in my lino. My stock is larger and better as
sorted than any other in town, and will be offered
t unusually low prices.
JNO D. PERRY.
Stove)! Stoves!
I beg leave to call the attention of the puclic to
my large assortment of Parlor, Chamber and
Cooking Stoves, comprising many varieties, alt of
which have been selected with care, and will be
old at very low prices and rnt- pERRV
Mackerel.
KEGS fresh Mackerel.
10
n KITS
packed this veer, just
received a nd for sale by JNO. D. PERRY.
Cotton Yarn.
BAGS Assorted Cotton Yarn, just received
and lor sale by JNO. D. PERRY.
25
Pickcl.
O DOZJars Fresh Pickels. assorted, just ro-
i ceived and for sale by
JNO. D. PEKRY.
Loaf and Crushed Sugar.
JQ BARRELS Louf and Crushed Sugar.
2 BOXES Double refined Loaf " just r
ceived and for sals by JNO. D. PEKliV.
Cigars.
Oft HArt ASSORTED Cigars, just re
oU.vfvJU ceived and f'oraleby
. JNO. D. PERRY.
IN'caro Shoes.
CASES thick Brogan shoes, just received and
ifLiranm?f)D T
for sale by j.vj. u- icnn r .
Axes
DOZ. Nason' Axes, just received and for
,vr, i nrDUV
salo by ' aiv. u. i liuw ,
I'ew Orleans Sugar.
IIUDS. Prime New Orleans Sugar just re
ceived and for sule by J- D. PRRRY.
11
Rid Collie
50
BAGS Prime Bio Coffee, just reorived
and for sale by, . J. v. rr.am.
.,; - Wails.
y KEGS "Missouri Iron" Nail just re
4 U ceived and for sale by J. D. PERRY,
- Confectionary. . . (
13 boxes assorted candies
(y i kisses ' "" 1
in i, M P Raiaina . . '
2 bac Alniouds, just received and for
i gale oy ; wu
"" tt'nmil ItwXt'S.
f f Betts sssorted stzn, for ssle at CerrollV
BV IEBA (BIITIt.
' ' JERUSALEM AS IT WAS. -i
No other city in the world has had such
an eventful history, or presents so many in
teresting associations, as Jerusalem, V the
beloved of God." It has been sacked and
partially destroyed no less than seventeen
times. It has been, the scene of many
memorable seiges and battles by Jews, Ro
mans, Saracens, and Christians. " It was
the theatre of most of the interesting and
all important events in the life of our Sa
vior. It witnessed his death and resurrec
tion, and within- its sacred enclosure are
still (o be seen the holy sepulchre, the rock
of Calvary, Mount Zion, and David's
tomb. ';:
The original name of Jerusalem was Sa
lem; and it is supposed lo have been found
ed about the year 2023, by Melchisedeck,
its first king, who is mentioned in the four
teenth chapter of Genesis, as br inging forth
bread and wine to Abraham, on his return
from a successful pursuit after an enemy.
About fifty years after this, Salem was ta
ken by the Jebusites, who gave it the name
of Jerusalem, or the " vision of peace," and
built what is called the upper town, on
Mount Zion. The lower town still re
mained in the possession of the Israelites;
but they did not again become masters of
the strong hold of Zion," till the time of
David.
David, having reigned over Judah in
Hebron seven years and six months, went
up to Jerusalem, vanquished the Jebusites,
and took possession of the strong hold of
Zion, to which he gave tho name of the
city ol David. "So Uavid dwelt in the
fort, and built round about him from Millo
and inward." "Hiram, king of Tyre,
sent messengers to David, and cedar trees,
and carpenters, and masons, and they built
David a house."
From this lime Jerusalem became a place
of importance, and rapidly increased in
population, wealth and splendor; and in
I he reign of Solomon, the son of David, it
became one of the most noted and attrac
tive cities in the world. The house which
Solomon "built unto the Lord," and which
is so minutely and elaborately described in
Scripture, was certainly one of the most re
markable and magnificent edifices ever con
structed by man. Somo idea of the im
mense cost of the structure may be ob
tained from the number of men employed
upon it, to say nothing of the richness of
the materials used.
Thirty thousand men were set apart to
procure cedars from Lebanon, besides
these there were seventy thousand "that
bare burdens," and eighty thousand " hew-
ers in the mountains." With all his own
immense resources, aided by the rich king
of Tyre, it still required seven years for
Solomon to complete tho temple. After
wards, Solomon erected a most magnificent
palace for himself, which occupied thir
teen years in building. He also embellished
the city -with other splendid works, some
of the ruins of which remain to this dav.
Five years afier the death of Solomon, Je
rusclem was plundered by one of the kings
of Egypt; and afterwards by Joash, king
of Israel. In the reign of Manassah it
was sacked and partly destroyed by the
Assyrians. In the year 3410, the city
was principally destroyed, and the magnifi
cent temple burnt bv Nebuchadnezzar,
who carried the inhabitants into captivity
to Babylon, whore they remained 70 years.
After their return to Jurusalem, the tem
ple was rebuilt by Zerrubbabel, Ezra and
Mehemiah, and the city again restored to
its former splendor. Subsequently, it was
taken and sacked several timer; and at last
the dissensions among the inhabitants in
duced them to look to the Romans for aid,
who, under Pompey, took possession of the
city, . Again it was taken by Antigonus,
but he was deposed and put to death by
Herod the Great, during whose reign the
Savior, Jesus Christ was born.
The interesting and familiar history of
Jeiusalem during the life of the Savior, it
is not necessary to dwell upon. Open the
New Testament, and read in full from the
pen of inspiration. After the death of
Agrippa, grandson of Herod,' Judea was
nguin reduced to a Roman Province, and in
the reign of Vespasian, in the sixty-ninth
year of the Christian era, tho Jews revolted.
and Titus, the son of Vespasian, was sent
with his army to subdue them. Ha invest
ed the city of Jerusalem, which endured
one of the most remarkable seiges record
ed in history. It lasted about three months.
from the 14th of April, to the 17th of Ju
ly, when the city was taken, and with its
"rand ' and 1 beautiful temple, and all its
splendid edifices, plundered and burnt, and
the inhabitants put to the. sword. 1 hi
awful scene was witnessed bv Joseohns
the Jewish historian, whose account of it,
therefore, may bo regarded as very authen
tic. It being the Feast of the Passover,
the city was uncommonly full, and the des
truction of lifo was awfully great. ' Six
hundred thousand fell by the Sword, and
ninety-seven thousand were carried away
prisoners. The Women and children were
sold for slaves, and so large was the supply
and so few the purchasers, that thirty might
be bought for a piece of silver. Thirty-
eight years before this, the Jews had cried to
Pilate, " his blood be upon us and upon our
children." How fearfully was the Draver
answered. And when Adrnin afterwards
completed the desecration of tho 'Holy
city, and erected Stntues to Venus and Ju
piter on Calvary, and the holy sepulchre, it
new city was commenced on the site of the
old, and even tho name of Jerusalem was
lost for o lime from tho world. The words
of Micah, the prophet, were literally ful
filled, for " Zion became as a ploughed field
and Jerusalem heaps, and the mountain of
the house as the high places of the forest."
In the reign of Constantine, Jerusalem
renounced paganism and became a Chris
tian city. Christian temples were erected
on the holy sepulchre, and other consecra
ted spots, ond the Emperor's mother, Hele
na, sought in person for the sacred relics
of the Savior, some of which, it is said,
were discovered by her pious perseverance,
after they had remained buried in rubbish
for ihree hundred and twenty years. In
year of our Lord 613, Jerusalem was ta
ken by the Persians, but was restored to
the Christians again in 637, under Ilerac
lius. Nine years after this, having withstood
a siege of four months, it fell into the
hands of the Saracens. In 1099, the Cru
saders arrived in the Holy Land, rescued
it from the infidels, and established a king
dom which continued eighty-eight years,
when Saladin, the sultan of Egypt, be
seiged and sacked the city, and destroyed
all the Christian churches except tho holy
sepulchre, which was spared for a large
ransom. The Turks took the city from
the Saracens in 1217, but in 1242, it was
surrendered again to the Christians. It
was retaken by the Turks in 1291, and still
remains in their possession.
From the Model American Courier.
HEMP AND FLAX CULTURE.
BY J. E. SKINNER.
If that encouragement and protection
were given to the resources and the im
provement of the various branches of do
mestic industry, for which we have all the
elements that a bountiful nature could be
stow, we should now be enjoying, in our
hemp and flax culture, a mine of untold
wealth in our Western States; and the la
bor of those States being diverted profita
bly from the comparatively unremunera
ting production of grain, would leave that
as a more profitable pursuit to States not
so well adapted to hemp and flax, and oth
er staples.
It is not merely the industrious habits of
the people of New England, (derived very
much from their stony land and the cold
ness of their climate,) to which they owe
their . universal prosperity and freedom
from pecuniary embarrassment. Much of
those blessings flow from the great diver
sity of employments, and from their inge
nuity and sagacity in the invention, and
uic of labor-saving powers in various forms.
It is this last which enables them to supply
the money-loving German of Western
Pennsylvania, full of prejudice and slow
lo improve, with their axes and their hoes,
their pitch-forks, and evenie handles there
of. While Governor Sourcraut tells them
l hat all incorporations are "odious monop
olies," find all manufacturing and money-
ending companies, are so many dens of
hie'ves, these cuto Yankees go on combin
ing their mind and money in banks and
manufactories, which enables them lo bring
lo the highest perfection the machinery
and appliances for fashioning all raw male
rials--leather iron wool cotton lim
ber, into all conceivable forms, for oil con
ceivable uses, and at a rate so low, that
while Mynheer is smoking his pipe, and
.musing over he wise sayings of the said
Governor Sourcraut, he goes on sending
his leather to Lynn, to be made into shoes,
and his iron to Boston or Worcester, to be
made into ploughs and rakes, for the very
handles of which he setids away to the
Yankee, who combines whenever power is
to be gained by combination having been
taught by his own mother wit, confirmed
by experience, to practice on the French
maxim, of which he may never have heard,
mat " L i union Jail la force. It is union
which civet strength. But to return to
hemp and flax, there Is nothing which illus
trates the excellence of Belgian husbandry
so much as their success in iho culture of
Iho latter, and from the management of
which, lessons of value might be derived
in the culture of grain and rice, and other
ihings. We refer now particularly lo their
extremely nice attention to the procure
ment and preservation of the best seed for
their crops. It is to this, that inquiring
and observant Travellers and writers have
attributed the great superiority of the Bel
gian even over the Irish flax, especially for
the finer description of fabrics.
In the first place the whnlo system of ro
lalion in Belgium is conducted on profound
calculation, and oil regulated, as we are
told, with ultimate reference to th5 flax
crop, which comes into the circle of rota
tion only once in seven years, whilst, as it
approaches ihe period for lhat crop, each
antecedent one is put in with a double por
tion of manure. For itself, the prepara
tion is most studiously and scrupiously mi
nute, ihe ground is prepared rather like a
flower-bed ihnn a field, and every film of a
weed carefully extirpated, and the earth
abundantly supplied, generally with liquid
manure, fermented wilh rope-enke. The
seed is then sown remarkably thick, so that
the plants may not only support one anoth
er, but struggling upwards lo Ihe light,
may throw out few brancest and rise into
a taller and more delicate stem. The weed
ing is done whilst the plant is so lender and
elastic, as that it muy rise again rcgularlv
after ,he operation, and a remarkable illus
tration of the studied tenderness with which
this operation is watched, is that the wo
men and children who are cmoluved to
i
weed it, are generally instructed to do so
against the wind, in order that the breeze
may lift the stems as soon as they have left
them, instead of allowing them to grow
crooked, by lying loo long on the ground.
Again; in order to give it a healthy sup
port during its growth, stakes are driven
into the ground at equal distancee, from
the top of which cords are extended, divi
ding the whole field into minute squares,
and thus preventing the plants from being
laid down by any but a very severe wind.
But what is perhaps most worthy of regard
for American farmers, as being most sus
ceptible of application to other crops more'
extensively cultivated in our country, is,
as we have said, the system for raising the.
seed for this contributes, as all admit, to
ihe exquisite fineness of the fibre of Bel
gian flax, adapting it to the production of
the finest laces. In the first instance, the
Belgian imports his flax seed from Riga,
ond which yields the first year a strong and
robust plant; its produce is then preserved,
and sown a second time, when it becomes
more delicate in its texture, and the seed
then obtained is never parted with by the
farmer, but produces the finest and most
valuable plant. But as litis in time will de
generate, it is necessary lo keep up the
stock by annual importations of Northern
seed to keep tip a constant succession. As
thus imported they become acclimated, re
fined, and arc superseded in their turn.
The sagacious Hollander thus obtains a
seed for his own peculiar uses, of twice
the value of lhat which he exports to Eng
land. It is thus that Mr. Patterson, of Ma
ryland, keeps up the excellence of his De
von cattle. It is thus that farmers, when
they get a wheat of the finest quality.
should sow their cleanest lot expressly for
seed, and take care before it deteriorates
to keep up the stock, by recourse lo the
same sort of grain, and the same measures
by which he procured and improved it. It
is wonderful how various things may be
ameliorated in a short lime by change of
climate and soil. The famous Rohan po
ut, which some years ago sold in Philadel
phia for $1 for a single tuber, was a coarse
thing, apparently fit only for hogs or cattle.
In one year, grown on cold, si ill", while
oak land, in " the swamp" on West river,
in Maryland, it was converted into n table
vegetable, of the finest description of its
numerous family.
There are many things in heaven and
earth too, Horatio! that are not dreamed
of in our philosophy. But surely it needs
no revelation in a dream lo convince every
farmer that attention to tho improvement
of the seed of his crops for his own use,
ought lo be considered one of his most ob
vious duties, and one which for every true
minded and irue-hearled farmer will soon
become an object of lively interest, as he
sees his crops being improved from year to
year. Planters have given premiums for
the best hogshead of tobacco why not of
fer a handsome one for the best crop of
wheat, as to average quality as well as
quantity, to be decided by the commission
merchant, and to depend of course on the
weight as well as quality, and the perfect
cleanliness) with which it is sent to market!
OHIO CITY
The following letter is from a gentleman
of Boston, wejl acquainted with the loca
tion ond advantages of Ohio City. It will
doubtless amuse, if not interest, many of
our readers!
Boston, Oct. 7th; 1818.
Dear Sin: When 1 last met you in the
West, you desired me lo communicate my
views and impressions of the Mississippi
Valley to you, on my return home. And
you particularly desired my views in re
gard to the importance of Ohio City a
town recently sprung into existence nt the
junction of ihe two great rivers the Mis
sissippi and Ohio.
In my present communication, I pro
pose to confine my remarks to the impor
tance of the mouth of the Ohio; and in
subsequent letters, I will give you in detail,'
my general impressions in regard lo the
other striking feaiures of the great West.
My first sensation on reaching the junc
lion of ihe Ohio snd Mississippi, was utter
astonishment to see the confluence of the
two mightiest rivers in the world, bringing
together navigable walers of 0,500 miles in
extent, almost wholly unimproved. Ii
seemed incredible that cities ntirnbrrind
hundreds of thousands should have been
built up in this country; whilst the mosi
central point, in the very heart of the fer
tile valley of the Mis-issippi, wilh a navi
gation of over 6,500 miles centering at Up
bringing the trade of eleven of the richest
slates in the union together at this point;
and carrying the commerce lo supply di
rectly more than 5.000,000 of inhabitants
should have remained nearly in a state ol
nature. If there were any great physical
causes to prevent tho growth of a cily, at
ihe mouth or the Ohio, then H would be a
different thing; but there is at least upon
the Missouri side, at the present site ot
Ohio City, as good ground above the reach
of the highest floods as could be desired
for a great town; and the country for rriotr
than a hundred miles back of it, is as rich
in agricultural and mineral products, as the
most favored part of the great valley of
the West.
Besides the great extent of navigation
centering at this point, you are aware that
plans are on foot for constructing railroads
from Chicago, Charleston, Mobile, and In
dependence, all to terminate at this point.
From ;he favorable disposition manifest by
the last Congress, there can be littlo or no
doubt, but that at the ensuing session, large i
grants of pulic lands will be made for the
construction of most, if not all these road.
When completed, and they dic certain lo
be in a very few years, this rail rond will
open to this point 2,500 miles of Irade in
addition to the 0500 miles of river trade
now in existence. There ore 1205 steam
boats and 4000 keel boats now employed in
this Irade, carrying an aggrrgntc annual j
tonnage of 10.252,100. The value of this
tonnage is S132.651.210, nearly double the
value of the whole foreign commerce of
the United States.
The character of the navigation changes
neor the confluence of the Mississippi and
Ohio, which render it impossible for the
larger class of boats trading from below to
run any considerable portion of the year
above the mouth of ihe Ohio. This will
lead to the establishment of separate lines
to run on ihe lower Mississippi, the Ohio,
and the upper Mississippi, o mterssct ol
ihe mouth of l tie Ohio. It only requires
the necessary facilities for storing nml
trans-shiping to concentrate tho immense
irade of the great Valley of the Mississip
pi at the mouth of the Ohio.
In view of these fids, I regard ilie junc
tion of the Ohio and Mississippi as (he
most important inland point upon the
American continent. That a great city
must, by ihe force of circumstances, alone
spring intonxistence al this point, no one
can doubt who has visited it. And that
the present site of Ohio City from various
considerations, must be The point, I think
is equally certain. As this point is never
obstructed wilh ice, and as the connection
with ihe Gulf is open at all seasons, it ren
ders il the most proper and desirable loca
tion fur the western armory.
- The present site selected for the armory
is shut up a part of ihe year with ice and
low water, and the Government must be
aware lhat it is of the utmost importance to
have the armory at a point accessible at all
seasons of the year. In fact, this point is
the proper oh for a general depot of all
United States stores to supply the interior.
This should be made by the General Gov
ernment the general head quarters from
wich they could distribute atalltimes, with
out delay or Hindrance, men, and the mu
nitions of wor, to any part of the Union
where they might be required. '
Truly yours.
Sou.ii, Love.IIow sweet is social af
fection! When the world is dark with
out wo have light wilhin. When cares
disturb the breast, when sorrow broods
about the heart, what joy gathers in the
circle we love I We forget the world, wilh
all its animosities, while blessed wilh so
cial kindness. That man cannot be unharx
py, who has hearts that vibrate in sympathy
wilh his own, who is cheered by the smiles
of ofTection and the voice of tenderness.
Let the world be dark and cold, let the
hale and animosity of bad men gather aboat
him in the place of business but when ho
enters the ark of love, his own cherished
circle, he forgets all these, and the cloud
passes from his brow and the sorrow from
his heart. The warm sympathies of his
wife and children dispel every shadow, and
he feels a thrill of joy in his bosom which
words are not adequate to express. He
who is a stranger lo the joys of social
kindness has not begun to live.
It is said that in 1804, according to tho
besi estimate that can be obtained, there
were in existence only about 4,000,000 co
pics of the Bible, Now there ore rhoro
than 30.000.000. In 1801 the Bible hod
been published in only 48 or 49 languages)
in 1848, it existed in 136. In 1504 it Was
accessible in languages spoken by about
200,000 men; in 1S47 it existed in tongues
spoken by 600.000,000. During the last
year, 1,410,283 copies were issued by the
British and Foreign Bible Socielies olone
400,000 more thon in any year before,
except 1845.
It is only in the warm bright period of
middle life that we live for others; like tho
sun, whose morning and evehing rays pass
over the objects which are illutnihated by
its mid day beams.
In proportion as luxury increastu, the
life of man was abbreviated. The seven
kings of Rome reigned longer than the first
twenty emperors.
He is a great simpleton who imagines
that the chief power of wealth is lo sup
ply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a
hundred it creates more wants than it sup
plier. There are three enquiries, the right ap
plication of which constitutes the whole
duty of man': Prom whence came It
What is my business here? and whither do
I tend?
If you fall into ony great misfortune, dis
engage yourself as well as you can. Creep
through those bushes which have the few
est briars.
It is a mark of a depraved mind, to
sneer at discrepit old age, or to ridicule anv
who is deformed in his person or ,'acketh
understanding.
O bITUTRY-ELOQ UENCE.
A correspondent of the Burlington Free
Press has furnished lo lhat Journal the fol
lowing verbal im report of a funeral dis
course which he says he heard delivered in
the Florida House of Representatives.
The duty of making it was voluntarily as
sumed, and even insisted on, by. ihe speak
er, lo the no small wonder of the House-,
his titter incompetency being notorious:
" Mr. Speaker: Sir Our firllow. citizen
Mr. Silos Hi'gins, who was lately a mem
ber of this branch of the Legislature, is
dead, he died yesterday in the forenoon.
He had the brown crcnteis, (bronchitis ho
meant 1 suppose,) and was on uncommon
individual. His character was good up to
the lime of hi death, and he never lost his
t-nirfk II ll-nc fifl v.ciV i-onrenM r A ..
laken s;ck liefrc he died at his boarding
i house, where hoard cah be had nt a dollar
! and seventy-five rents a week, washing and
light included, ne was an ingenious crea
ture, and in the early part of his life had a
father and moihcr. He was an officer in
our Stale militia since the last war, and was
brave and potite, and his uncle, Timothy
Niggins. belonged lo the Revolutionary
war. and Was commissioned as lieutenant
by Gen. Washington, first Presideht and
commander-in-chief of the army and navy
of the United States, who died at Mount
Vernon, deeply lamented by a large circle
of friends, on ihe 14ih of December, 1709
or thereabout, and was buried, soon after
his death, with military honors, and sever
al eon were burst in firing salutes.
Sir. Mr. Speaker: General Washington
presided over the great continental Sanhe
drim and political meeting that formed our
comjituiion t and be was indeed a great
and good man. lie was first in war, first
in peace, and first in the heorts of his coun
trymen, and, ihongh he was in favor of a
United Stale Bank, he wa a friend of ed
ucation, nnd from what he said in his fare
well address, I have no doubt he Would
have voted for the tariff of 1946, if he
had been alive and hadn't a' died some lime
before hand. His death was considered
at the time as rather premature, on account
of its being brought on by an ordinary
cold. , . - ;
Now, Mr. Speaker, such being ihe char
acter of General Washington, I motion,
lhat we wear crape around the left arm of
this Legislature-, and adjourn till to-morrow
morning as an emblem of our respect for
the memory of S. Higgihs, who if dead)
and died of the brown trealurcs yesterd ay
in Ike, forenoon.

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