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Swan.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY,
FOR VINTON COUNT, OHIO.
lb. P. HEWITT, Judge of Probata Court
J. A. W ALDEN, Clerk Com. Plaas Court
B. F. BINGH AM. Pioi.cuting Attorney.
V, TISUK, Sheriff.
JOSEPH MGEE. Ay Jitot.
J. SWEPSTON. Treasurer.
JAMES MA LONE, Reiotdef.
KELSON RICHMOND, Surrejor.
CEO. ULLOM, eoroner.
County Cowmisaionerf,
J. DOWD, J- KINNEY, it JOHN SWA1M,
School Examiners,
O. T. GCNNING. O. VV. SHOCK.EY enil
. K. A. BRATTON.
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. CiaciJATi Vi'RiiACE, Westfall, Stew
art J- Co., lUmdert. Reedi Mill f. 0. .
Eaclk rmAC. Sienler.' Dentley &
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ofPigMron. Egle Post Office.
Vihtoi Ft b hack, Mf ing, Clark & Co.
XUnuftcturen of brut quality of Pig
lion, Vinton Furnace Post Onue. '
HAaiDKa FutmACE, Frtzce, Trr &.Cu.
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Co., Manufacturer pf the brst quiility
of Pig Iron. Post Ollice at Aiheiu, 0.
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Febuary 17, '54. Ij.
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eountiri. Office, one door ea.l of the
Tawecemar.
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THE TWO BRIDES.
"I aaw two maidens attlie kirk, 1
And both were fair aud sweet; 1
One in her wedding robe,
And one in her winding sheet.
The choristers sang the hj in.
The 6acrrd tiles were lead,
And on lor life to Life,
. And one to Death was wed. ,
They were borne to their bridul beds,
In loveliness and bloom;
' One iu a meiry cuslle, '
The other solemn tomb.
One on the morrow wok
lna world of sin and p'iu;
, .But the other was happier far, ...
"'.-And never rcN again!'.'
My Answer.
BY J. HUNT, JR.
If I were asked, what best I'd prize,
As sacred gifts conferred on me;
And which I'd hoard as treasures rare,
My answer back would Badlj bo:
A mind, that's void of all offence,
A heart, as pure as sinless youth;
A will, to nevr swerve from right,
A soul, whose polar star is truth.
Mr. Cass' Speech
On the Right of Instruction.
The following is Mr. Cass' sneorli
in the United States Senate, on the
right of instruction:
jvir. J besidknt It 13 now some
years since the Legislature of. Michi
gan instructed the delegation of that
State in Congress to vote for the meas
ure historically known as the Wilmot
Proviso, the interdiction of slavery in
to the territories of the United Sutes.
I took the earliest opportunity in my
power, in some remarks I made here
iu connection with the general subject
of Congressional jurisdiction over those
political communities, to announce the
course I intended, to pursue. As my
convictions of constitutional dutv Dro-
hibited me from obeying the instruc
tions, i avowed my uetermination to
resign my seat in this body whenever
I should be called upon, by its proceed
ings, to take my part in the decision ol
the question.
While professing mv adherence to
the general doctrine, I said, 'I am a
believer in the right ot instruction,
when faiily exercised, and under prop
er circumstances. There are limita
tions upon this exercise, but I need not
seen to Cavtrtaiu tiieir extent, nor ap
plication, lor they do not concern my
present position. I acknowltdire the
obligation of tlie instructions I have
received." c. Any limner action,
however, on tnv part became unneces
sary, by he repeal of the resolutions; a
measure which was adopicd with much
unanimity by the Legislature, and ap
proved by a vast majority of the peo
ple of the State.
And thus has the subject rested un
disturbed, till within a lew .days; the
delegation ot Michigan in Congress
having been left to follow the dictates
of their conciente and judgment in re
lation to this whole matter. Ouitcre-
cently, however, a change has taken
place, j ne Democratic party in the
Stale has lost its ascendency, and a new
p&ity, with different views, and. I mav
add, in many respects with discordant
ones, naving obtained possession of
the Legislative power, the resolutions
which nave just oeen read are the re
sults of its action, and call upon me, as
well as upon the other members of the
delegation, to v ote for depriving Amer
ican citizens in the Territories of the
power to regulate one of the most im
portant of their domestic concerns,lhat
of the relation between master and ser
vant, and for the repeal of the existing
fugitive slave act, passed to give effect
to a solemn guarantee of the Constitu
tion. As I peremptorily decline to do eith
er, and intend to retain my place, it is
necessary, in my own vindication be
fore the people of the State whom 1
desire respectfully to address from the
seat which I here occupy by their fa
vor and kindness, that 1 should now do
what I was not required to do on the
former occasion, to "ascertain the lim
itations" upon the right of instruction,
or to speak perhaps with more precis
ion, "the extent" of the duty ot oLe
dience, so for as concerns my present
position. And I have to say, sir, that
the circumstances in which the power
to pass these resolutions originated,
constitute one of the very cases which
occurred to me, at the lime those words
of caution were spoken, as restricting
the obedience of the Representatives.
The practical question, btietly stated,
is this:. Has a political party, when
ever it accedes to power, by whatever
combinations, the right to pass resolu
tions which its opponents, in looisla-
tive trusts, are bound to obey,or it pre
vented irom obeying uy their conscience
and consistency ,to resign their position?
' The conseq'uences of such a rule ol
action are too obvious to need detailed
examination, and too serious to be in.
curred without pressing necessity. In
to this body, it would introduce ilian-
ges, radically affecting its organization,
oiiu iiii-vuijjowuie vim wie uojects 01
its Institution ''.as the representative
branch of, the sovereignty of the state.
It'would lose every characteristic" of
permanency its members going out,
year by year, as political fluctuations
might transler power Irom one party
to another. For at all times would it
be easy to select questions for this pro
cess of removal, whijch no honest man,
of an opposite party! could support.
Some of these are constitutional and
others scarcely interior to them in im
portance, involving tioiMs of nolicv.
forming the very landmarks of tlu de
batable ground where ourstruggles have
always lieretotore taken plactx That
this power would be used, abused in
deed, for this purpose, no man will de
ny. The excitements of the past warn
us as to what tha future would bring
with it. And that the disadvantage
would be the share of th Democracy
is rerUin, for it is well tindersto'jdthal
in the creed of our opponents, instruc
tions carry with them neither the dutv
to obey nor the obligation to resign.
me two Whig benators who have oc
cupied seats in this body from Alichis
gan, one of them my immediate pre
decessor, and the other mv collen
during a portion of my first , term ol
servue, honorable and distinguished I
citizens, both disavowed the obliga
tion of instructions, and both reiused,)
at least in one instance, to obey the ex-
a . v at
presseu wn oi me legislature convey
ed to them by its resolutions. And I
believe their views were in conformity
with the opinion ol their party in the
Slate.
I am not called upon to dicuss the
general doctrine. AH I seek U to ex
plain why. I atknotvltdge tha, obliga
tions of. the lormer iiislructions and de.
ny those of the present. And when f
deny the power of the existing majority
of the Legislature of Michigan, com
posed as it is of political opponents
whose efficient bond of union is antag
onism to the Democracy, to instruct
me out of office, I feel that my object
is accomplished. I presume there was
notamemberof the General Assembly,
whose will is embodied in that docu
ment, who did not know that no human
consideration would induce me to sup
port the measures which lind such la.
.vor in their eyes. So iar as respects
myself, it was the vacation of the office
that was hoped lor.
Mr. 1'reMder.t, strange doctrine? are
abroad, and cirange organizations are
employed io promulgate and enforce
them. Our political history contains
no such chapter in the progress of our
country as tuat w Hu ll is now oprninj;
The grave questions of constitutional
ity and policy which have been so Ion"
the battle cry of parties are conteniptu
ously rejected, and intolerance, religious
and political, finds zealous, and it may
be, they will prove sucessful advocates,
in the middle of the nineteenth centu
ry, boasting, with much self-complacency,
of its intelligence, and in this
free country, founded upon emigration,
and grown prosperous and powerful by
toleration.
It is a system of proscription, which
would exclude the liist General who
fell at the head of an organized Amer
ican army and nobly and gallantly
did he fall, while fighting for our infant
liberties, under the walls ot Quebec
Irom all political coiiltdonce, because
he happened io be born on the wronp
side ot the Atlantic; and would exclude
also the last surviving signer of the
Declaration ol Independence from anv
similar token of regard, because he
was a catholic. What if these eminent
leaders in our revolutionary cause were
living to witness this appeal to local
and sectarian prejudices! But Mon-
gomery and Carroll went to their graves
with the weights of no such ingratitude
on their hearts.
Two great parties, equally attached
to the principles of ourgovernment,but
uiiiering upon many questions ot ad
ministration, and alternately borne to
power and diiven from it, and whether
in place. or out of it, watching each
other with jealous scrutiny, present a
wise ana lonunate arrangement Tor the
preservation of freedom.and for guard
ing against the abuse of authority.
vsucii nas Deen our condition, and well
and wisely has its work been done.
What new experiment is needed?
What more does this lately awakened
zeal propose? As a country we are in
possession of everything the heart of
man can desire power, intelligrr.re,
prosperity, happiness, abundance, tree-
tloin, equa.ity, die leiigtonot God and
respect of man all Hie elements, in
deed, which give value to social life of
security for the duration of political
blessings. We want no new parties,
no new platforms, no new orcanita-
tions, and the sooner these dangerous
eiiorts are aoandoned, the better will it
be for us and for those who are to fol
low us in this heritage of freedom.
During the process ot freedom. Du
ring the process of constructing a par
ty upon this narrow basis of exclusion,
humbly affecting to know nothing,
while resolutely determined to direct
every thing and especially of construct
ing one with principles of organization
not only secret in their operations, and
seeking unity in action, not in individ
ual conviction and responsibility, but
in the surrender of the will of each to
the demands of those who gain the di
lection of the association during this
process the public mind must be in
state of feverish excitement, unfriendly
to calm deliberation and majorities ac
quired by combinations, arising out of
ihis state of things, do not act under the
"fair and proper circumstances" which
I declared in 1850, to te indispensible
to the obligatory force ol legislative
instruction.
I am firmly persuaded that the adop.
Hon of either of the measures, much
more of both, demanded by the Legis
lature of Michigan, would be the si
nal for the breaking up of this Gov.
ernment, and the dissolution of this
Confederacy. I know there are manv
honest men who scout at every idea, of
danger, and many others, who, while
admitting it, are yet prepared to meet
it, let it bring what disaster! it may.
Prepared to sacrifice this magnificent
itructure of Ireedom to one overoower.
tng impulse, which leads captive alike
me heart and tae understanding. TWii
is no time to surrender the outworks of
the citadel. To abandon the securities
which wisdom and patriotism have
provided, and to throw away all checks
we possess, against rash and dangerous
innovations.
For myself, sir, if Providence Der-
mit, 1 shall remain in the position I
occupy during the residue ot my term
oi service, unless, indeed the Democ
racy of Michigan should reauire me
to do what mv convictions of Hutw
would prohibit me from doinr: in which
event I should retire without hesitation
to private lite, where indeed I am suf-1
uciently warned by the years that have
passed over me, 1 must soon retire,
come what mar. But as my life draws
towards its close, aye, as it advances,
instead of enfeebling, it adds Btrencth
to my love of country, and continues
to console me with bright hopes of her
iuiurc puwer anu staoiuty.
W hat I fear above all is that in the
Providence of God we may be struck
with that judicial blindness with which
nations are punished lor national of
fences, and thus add another to the
melancholy list of people, who had not
wisuom enough to appreciate the value
ot free institutions, nor virtue and firm
ness enough to maintain them.
Repetition in Prayer.
"But when pray use not vain repe
tition, as the heathen do; for they thiuk
they shall be heard for their much ipeak
ing-" Matthew 6 :7.
In no exercise of religious privilege
nr uuiy is mere greater need of proprie
ty than in prayer. Io approaching the
Almighty the creates! reverenc. com.
Anea nlib the most earnest deroiir U
entirely ueces3ary. No liVDocritiml
iic!'. ii.-ions, t.cd no bombastic display
must eater the holy sanctuary of God.
His eje beholds the evil and the good,
ins ear la open io ine lervsnt prayer ol
the needy, aud his band is onen to bud-
ply the wants of all; hence we neea not
attempt to enlighten bis infinite mind in
regard to our wants, nor worry him by
uft-repeated petitions to heed our cries.
lie knows our wants before we mak1
them known, and he is mercifully dis
posed before we feel our need of his
help.
lhe prophets of Baal may cry from
morning even until noon, with an in
tense aud increasing repetition, "0 Baal
hear us. IheMahometau may lift up
his oil-repeated invocation to the Proph
et, and the Pagan may number his ten
thousand expressions of worship to his
idol, because all these dumb idols have
no ears to hear; but let the worshippers
of the true God avoid such foolish and
vain repetitions when they come into
his presence. The Lord's prayer is an
admirable specimen of religious devo
tion. In it uo redundancies appear, no
sentences are repeated, no vain desires
aie expressed. The emotions of the soul
are expressed in reverential language,
and every need is presented iu simplici
ty and earnestness.
But how widely do many of our mod
ern prayers contrast with that holy
modell How frequently are such ex
pressions repeated as those which fol
low : -u Lord,' 'Hr-avenly Father,'
'Lord Jesus,' -Lord God Almighty.' Al
mighty God. 'Jesus Master,' 'Merciful
liod. These, and kindred expressions
are often repeated io public prayer loan
exieut tnat actually borders upon irievi
erence, aud that make God as lifelees
as Baal himself.
We would suggest to all whoofferup
their hearts to God in prayer, to study
propriety of language.toevoid redundan
cies, and quit the abominable practice
of repeatedly using such innovations un
til they become irksome to all who en
gage in worship.
Many of our brethern, both ministers
and members, use many repetitious such
as the above, witeout being aware of
the fact. Let some person count each
expressions as are used in one simple
prayer and inform the person who thus
usee them and he can hardly ba persuad
ed that he is the slave of uch a habit.
Whoever is guilty let him be more care
ful in future, and improve after the mo
S. W.
Baptist.
ArracTiso Iicidekt. One day last
week a lady with an infant child in her
arms, and a little boy of some half dozen
years, by her side, took her seat in the
cars at Elmira, aud paid the lair through
to Canandaigoa. As the train approach
ed the latter place, the kind hearted and
gentlemanly conductor, Major Benton,
discovered that she was weeping, and
immediately inquired the cause of her
diatress, and received no reply. , Soon,
however, perceiving that the little boj
was also weeping, he inquired tgia tha
causa of their trouble: unable to incak.
the lady could only point to the infantf
child dead in iti mother' or,' ,
Havana Journal.
Fashion at
Levee, &c.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a
correspondent at Washington City,
from whose last letter to that paper we
take a notice or one of the President's
levees, the guests present, (J-c: ' ' '
"Last eveuing, (Friday), we atten
ded the Levee at the President's. The
assembly was large and brilliant, with
the attractions of Beauty, Fashion,
Diplomacy, and Statesmanship. We
entered the Green Room, to uncloak,
and found it alive with ladies in the
last flutter of a preparation. Some
were glancing ististiedly at their fair
reflections in the laree mirrors, and re
arranging a curl here, and a braid and
jsponica therewith an Artistic eye;to
tue unest aispiay ana me most captiva
ting effect; while others resettled collars
and bracelets and head-dresses,' over
and over again, to secure them the fin
ishing air ot good taste and best possi
ble adjustment.
"This done, the throns moved on.
and exchanged salutations with the
Chief Magistrate ot this ereat Repub
lic. We thought when we were pre
sented, that the rares of the nation
had ploughed some furrows in his
cheeks, that were not there when he
had his picture taken for the dear peo
ple.
"The celebrated East Room was
brilliant with gas light, and overflow
ing with the elite ot our Republic.and
its chosen Representatives. A large
Drass band played in the anti-chamber,
and mnsic, introductions, compliments,
and promenading were the order and
fashion of the evening. The gentle
men were as plenty as leaves in Val
Ambrosiae, and distinguished chietlr
tor black coats, whi'.e kids, and intel-
igent, handsome faces.
"General Scott was emphatically the
great man ol the evening, it size were
the standard, lie seemed in excellent
spirits, and bowed, smiled, and compli
mented on all sides, almost as grace
fully as he once did to the 'Rich Irish
Brogue,' and the 'Sweet German Ac
cent.' "n e noticed YYm. Seward, in a re.
tired corner, talking quietly with a la
dy, most of the evening. He is better
looking than represented, D. . Sick
les, Secretary of Legation, lately re
turned from London, showed conspic
uouely as a master or the Arts agree
able of the- drawing room, as he -doubt
less is of Diplomacy, The 'Little
Giant' ranked also anions those whom
fortune and the ladies favor with their
smiles.
"The ladies appeared mostly in full
dress, which, as usual, implied some
thing of a contradiction. , The reign
ing fashion seemed very short waists,
peculiarly short in the neck, some of
them cut down to the very edge of de
corum, and some times a little beyond,
IthovgU, (but the reason probably is,
that the edge of decorum being only an
imaginary one, it is, of course, capa.
ble of a great variety of location, and
people not possessed of the requisite
faculties, might find it extremely diffi
cult to locate it at all, ) arms bare to the
shoulders, if we except the effective
covering of lace, bracelets, and gloves',
while the heads of our fair fashionists
resembled the hanging gardens of Baby-j
Ion, tilled with roses, terraced on dark 1
braids, and falling over snowy should
ers, which, with elegant silks,. and
flashing diamonds, made up a tout en
semble,' destined, no doubt, to carry
arrows of conviction to the hearts ot
many men. But, after all, we could not
help reflecting that clear complexions
and wax-dolfexpressions, fascinating
as they are, are not the essence, but the
form of beauty, at which we are too
content to stop, regardless of the infin
ity ot real spiritual beauty beyond, ca
pable of attainment by all, and that in
how really worthless a cause do we
spend our lives, a martyrdom for the
admiration of mankind, who often,
though they are profoundly conscious
of the magnitude of the offering, are
yet so ungrateful as not to thank us for
the sacrifice."
The Language of a Patriot.
The following is an extract from a
letter written by one of the Democraic
candidates tot Congress in Pennsylvania
at the recent election. He was defeat
ed, but obviously is not dismayed., His
language is that of a patriot. Let the
the same sentimeuts animate vyery. true
American citizen and Know Notbiogism
will soon be among the things of the
pas. Mirror, ' ' ';
"1 might have bcru re elected by an
over-whelming majority had 1 joined
the sect in fact, its support was ten
dered to me if I mould join them but 1
spurned the offer, preferring ten thou
sand defeats upon Democratic principles
to one triumph, upon 'Know-nolhingisuu'
1 therefore bailed my flag to. the mast,
aud was determined it I fell, to fall
fighting in its defence, I did tail and my
glorious principles fell wiih me- But,
thank God! they will one day rise again,
and appear in still greater power and
splendor '.baa they have ever yet don..
Democracy cau navtrT crushrd, It It
the grand fouoJaliod upon which Our
government and our country rest. While
know-uotbittgism' will be hissed' at as
treason, Democracy will ba honored and
cherished." i u i'-i vr v' - v
:Tr.-iaBKIi0.i iQ speaking of ed urn
:oo. j. a man empties Dis puise
into bit bead, no one cau take it from
(tintA '
LAY SERMON—No. 3.
BY SOLOMON SIMPLE.
, ''Ba a angry, sal woaM Ml In," .M.
. Ha was grieved a boat itr lia thought
that the good old genilnmsn, bis father,
bad done bite great injui lice. That
youag brother of his,, had been awsy, I
kaow not exactly how long, and had as
sociated with vary disreputable people;'
had spent tbs last dollar he had In tha
world, and had worn out all tha good
clothes ba took wjth him,, had become .
debauched, aud enervated, aniemacitat-.
e.l by dissipation, and coveted "the
husks which the swine did tel'V and
now the poo? victim of Ignorance," in
discretion, and presumption, had coin
back to the old honuaload, the very er-'
loaifieatloo of "BirJ times? gfd poor
keeping? The young scape grace thonli
have teen esbanaed of kimself; and 1
rather jbink he was, for ba studied out
veiy te'spsctable speech; before ha
started on his Journey bick'a 1 actual
ly aeuverea n to Die t.iner, wane yet a
great way off, where the kind-heaited old
mj Hut met' him, i ''l
And tha father wa so slid to see his
prodigal son, -that the , fatted calf was
killed, and a great feast was mde oo .fca
occasion. And all the people in the
neighborhood, for aught we know to the
contrary, were invited to partaker of it.
But the elder brother was "angry, and
would riot ge in." - Hi was dissatisfied.
not only with what the dissolute brother
had done, but with what his father was
about to do! ' I think I see him now. as
he goes pouting and grumbling about.
Now,7 said he to himself, an a very
respectable, dulifal, wall dressed, good-
looking, aaa well behaved sort of a fel.
low. 1 have hardly ever coae beyond
hailing distance from home, and have
worked like a dog, to add t the wealth
of the establishment; and yet, fath
er never gave me a kid, to make marry
with my friefldst But no sooner does
this young sinner come back, all rags,
filth, and destitution, than tht old Har
ry is to pay) . No sir I shall not go in;
1 dou't keep that kind of company; I
shall nolcountenance that kind odibei
ality, I'll be hanged if I dot And bo
'woutJ vtot go 1nl' -
And you, my beloved christian hear
ers, are just like him. ' You are thelaat
people in the world,' to throw open, the
doors of the kingdom of God, and wel
come toa share of all its joys, your poor
unfortunate, sinful, degraded,' miserable
brothers and sistcts, who have bean off.
on. a wild goose chase . after plessnre, in
the way oi the transgressor! , If 700 bad
the power to do it, you would lock tho
dours agaiust them, and throw away tho
key. You ere for puttins tbam on thsir
good behavior. Yon mean to make then
mint salvation before they can have it
whereas, if they did merit it, they
would not want it; becsose they wouli
have it already. Grace, let me tell you.
does not travel at a snail's pace oiAinJ
merit, but goes bkra, to "lead sinners)
to repentance.' The foast should bo
spread out, iuvillsglv, before- tbea
lug, perishing, lagamuffios of God's ore a
tioo. to satisfy their numerous wants.
and cause them to behave themselves,
You sleek-faced, well fed, sabbath-keep-ing,
church-going; praying and believing
christians, no more need tho Grace of
God, than th'e 1 world needs a rnoea in
Hie day time. .
But, to be serious with too. mr dear
fellow christians; you commit a great
mistake, by over rating your own vir-'
tues, and the claims you predicate oa
them, by the under-valuing tha natural "
rights, and eternal interests, and the.
pressing necessities or those who are less
holy than you pretend to bt. Instead.
of extending the sphere of your benevo
lence, enlarging the bounds 01 your char'
it, aud taking by the hand tinners of
all torts aud sizes, you make a Tirtot of
your illiberaliiy, and become at repul
sive lo others, at you are troublesome to
yourselves. You art tt loggerheads
with the world, because there it no room
for it in your kingdom, and because you ,
think it it hardly worth saving. And .
you quarrel with one another, till tho
world has become ashamed of you. Juat .
now, you tre at war with the. Catholics,
and are belter united than you have been
for a thousand years not because you
love each other, but beetust you hate
that dart of your brethern. And. ft,
when we, sinful Democrats as we are,
amend to them the time protection that
has hitherto prevented you from biting
and devouring one another.and welcome
mem 10 me irea enjoyment 01 equal
rights end Ijsivileges," yon are ""aDiry.
.n.l n-lll n..f nm ..'. ".: .1
and will not come in. -' ' 1 . V
You can do just it you1 please iooot
it.- The manifest destiny of democracy,
is. to break down til the mhldhv'wolU'' i
of ptrtitiou,. which tn .inventive en,
contracted sectarianism hat built up.
and to give to you all a, fairhaoce to .
jut-run .each other in tht cbrinias race
of usefulness., : if you choose to "no. rat 4 ,;
your wrath to eep It wtrm,an4rtfuso
ta kit down at rk comfottabl table, to , '
eat of the fatted cilf preferring ta ror -auip
the golden cl( . which bigotry hat ..
fashioned with a giaviog-lool, aud be
fore Which pride delights to come down
pn lit marrow. bones, you will have tho
worst oi it. ror we shall have a watch
fl eye upon your affairs, ami alull.
vent your hanging witches, whtpuiat
Baptists,' or tying Quakers to tha tiii-
end of your ctrts. Your tecUritq tgrt
hide bound Know Nothinigtn will not '
be allowed, to prescribe any cltsi of
your brethern. The kingdom of heaveo
ia large enough to contaiu you all. unless
it is a very small place-tlit doors aa
open; and yuu had better "m iB."
A men. . ' . . ,
t .
Good-nature,; like the bee, ;
aweetuess from tisry herb. V',-i
like tbe spider, suck foioa (nj
eyed fioaers,
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