Newspaper Page Text
LITCHFIELD COUNTY POST. VOL. III. LITCHFIELD, (CONN.) TRtMDAY, JANUARY C2,1839. No. 3*.—Wiiolc No. 196. Hftcfiftrl'b Counts flout, rilLhRF.D EVF.RT THPRSUAT *ORM><8 J GARRiTT. Proprietor. D. C. M’CLEARY. Editor. TERMS.—To village and single Mail Subscribers | $2 per year, p able before the expiration of six xi months. To companies of anv number over six, $1,50 per year,payable as above, tain patties less than sx, $1,75 i ■ ... per year, payable as above. tCf'25 cts will bedcducied from each of these prices when payment is made in advance. These prices are exclusive of Mail or Stage | f'i charge for transportation. No p ipers will he discontinued until all-arrearages ‘ 0$ are paid, except at the discretion of the publisher. Notice of a wish to discontinue, must be given be- I fore the expiration of the vear. ADVERTISING.—One square, three insertions, j $1, and the same proportion for two or more squares. I Haifa square 75cts. Continuance over three weeks, * 20 percent per week. Administrators’ and Executors’ Notices, $1,00 Comnaissonors’ $1,25 O’Allcoinmunications must be post paid. IJoughsTasthmas; AND j CQNSUmFTIONB. TP E public are respectluily informed that Ander- < son’ TO GHD OPi and PECTOTAL POWDERS have front an extensive use lor 9 years past, proved themselves to be one ol the most valuable remedies evor yet discovered for the cure of coughs, j colds, and other affections of the breast and lungs lea- : ding to consumptions. Thousands have experienced ^ tbe'happy effects of this Heating Balsam, and many j of the highest respeelabilily have given certificales, same of which vvili ace.inipany each bottle, tiitti will J satisfy everv unprejudiced mind that the most extram- j din ary and unexpected cures have been performed by .the use of this medicine in cases of longstanding, in which oilier medicine hud produced no favorable el- j feet, and where the iosI skilful physicians had given them up as hopeless It is not pretended that they -are an infallible cure. ail cases, but ol such as are incurable, there are bn i few but what vvili be great Iv relieved by them. Si -cciv a easeotcoughs,colds, pain in the side, difficulty breathing, want ot sleep arising from debility, or evi seated consumptions,but may be relieved bv a time!, rse ol this healing bai- ; sam. Each dollar bottle ofihis medicine contains a l> nit 69 doses, wr.icli proves them to be a cheap med icine considering their virtues. SHEW CSS,XirXCASES To J lines Mellen, Hudson, N. ! In the sprrugoSTSia, Mr Eleazer Harris, a man in j indigent circumstances, and wlm had labored lor me occasionally for more than aycar,was violently seized with an affection of the lungs, accompanied by a tight drv cough, frequently niialiie to raise any thing for nearly*half an hour, and then most commonly blood. His cough was so severe and incessant that lie soon became much eutaemtad, his eves glassy, and his strength left him to that degree that he was wholly un able To labor, compassionating liis situation, a friend of mine and mvselt procured for him one bottle of An derson’s Cough Drops, by taking which,in about three weeks, (to my astonishment) he was so far restored as to be able to perform his usual labor. GAIL’S STEBBINS, Hillsdale. Feb. 19, 1323. ’ I Robert Kidney, of Rochester. Monroe, en. N. 1. do beieby certify that for a long time 1 was so redu ced l,y an affection of the lungs, attended with a pain in the breast, difficulty of litealhieg, <!cc. that my itle was despaired of and given up as incurable by a coun cil of five physicians, but by the advice of Doct. G. Hitchcock, of Rochester, was induced to make trial of votir Anderson’s Condi Drops, and by using one bottle was restored to perfect Health. I would there fore xecommend all those afflicted with a similar com plaint, to make use ol the same remedy, as I am per „c,l, MS ** ’goilEllT KIDNEV. Rochester, March 11, 1823. Beware of Imposition. This valuable medicine is counterfeited.^ Piirrha sers must lie particular; and ask for ANDERSON’S COUGH DROPS prepared by JAMES MELLEN, and also see that the follies are stamped in the glass J. Mellen, instead ofI. Miller. For sale by \V. S. BUELL, Litchfield, and also sold by druggists gener ally. _._ Notice. Wf E the subscribers having been appoint ▼ T ed by tilt! honorable Court of Probate for the District of Lilchiicld, Commissioners on the estate*of JOSEPH BAILEY, bite of Goshen, deceased, lepreaenfcd iusolv ent, hereby give, notice that we will meet on the business of out said appointment at the store of Messrs. P. lie A. Bailey, on the 30tii day of May and 29th day of June next, at 1 o’clock P. M. <m each of said days. Six months from the 29! It day of Decem ber last are allowed by said Court for the creditors of said estate to present their claims properly authenticated—and all chums not presented within that time will be foreclosed and burred a recovery. LDMAN OVIATT, I Commis- ‘ ROBERT PALMER, f ", THERON TOWNER, S Goshen, Jan. 7, 1329 31 TAKEN UP 15 Y the subscriber, in a suffering condition, 5 TWO SWINE, (one spotted and one white.) with rings in their noses. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take them. ANSON IiOUEHS. * or nival!. Ihc. 2.'», 1528 SI "NOTICE. IN pursuance of an order ot the hotiornhle Court of Probate for tlie District of Litchfield, will be sold at Public Vendue, on Thursday the 15th day ol Jan uary next, ut one o’clock P. M. at 'lie late dwelling house of NATHAN SMEDLF.Y, late of Litchfield, in said district, deceased, all the personal estate of said deceased, consisting cl one Cow, eight Sheep, Farming Ulensiis, Household Furniture, itc.itc. F.PHRA1M S. HALL. Adm r. Litchfield. Dec. 23, 1528. SOLE AND ITPFEK LEAT11 1, For Sal* at reduced prices, for Cask, At S'. P. BOLLES’ Store, Litchfield. [Jj* Persons having open accounts with the estate of Stephen Clarice, deceased, will confer a favor by calling at the Store of S. P. Boiies, and looking over_during the present month. Jan. 6th, 1829.___ A Farm for Sale. For sale a farm containing fifty-four acres, lying within one half of a mile of Winchester meeting house, with a good dwelling house, two barns, and other necessary out buildings on the same, all in good repair. Said land is divided into mowing and pasture, and cut* hay sufficient to w inter lacows. A small part of the purchase money only will be regaired of the purchaser in advance. LEVI BRONSON* Win? tester Centre, Dec. 11.1828. 8w27 Fourth and last Meeting House! Instalment. By order of the Building Comm iter. THE subscribers towards funds for building the new Meeting House for the First Ecclesiastical So ciety in Litclif:eld, arc hereby required to pay into j the treasury of the Society, on or before the first of February next their remaining instalment. Those who are in arrears for fsrmer instalments are car- 1 nestly requeste * to make immediate payment. The building committee propose being in session ; at the County House on said first Monday ofFehriia- j ry, from 1 to 9 o’clock 1*. M. for the purpose of ad justinj cfcrnis and attending to any other business ) that n.'iy come before them. S. BUEL, Treasurer. Litchfield. Jan. Gilt, 1329 30 4JF OR WiLE. offers for sale bis FARM, lying in i county,) about 100 rods south of j house, on the road leading from Litch-! field through said Norfolk to Albany, containing One Hund Said Farm is well pasture twelve cows, and y quality j upland liny. The j in point of society surpassed ! by none in tins county. One half flip purchase money -nay remain on inter- i est as long as may suit the purchaser. JAMES SHEPARD, i Norfolk, Jan. 3, 1829 fiw30 j Hannah Cunningham, 1 .. i vs. 2 Superior Court, Aug. j George Cunningham. ) Term, A. D. 1828. j UPON the petition of I lannah Cunningham against i George Cunningham, brought to the Superior Court, liohlen at Litchfield, within and for said county of Litchfield, on the third Tuesday of August, A. D. 1823, praying for a bill of divorce, as by petition on ! file, dated the 3d day of June, A.D. 1823. j It is ordered by said Court, That said petition he continued until the next term of said Court, and that nolice of the pendency thereof be given by publishing this order in the Litchfield County Post, and in the Hartford Times, six weeks successively, previous to the n^xt session of said Court. Per order, FREDERICK WOLCOTT, Clerk. January 8 6vv30 “notice] THE Court of Probate fur the District of Norfolk j has limited and allowed six months from the date ) hcrrol for the creditors of the estate of ) LOCKARD SPALDING, late of said Norfolk, deceased, for the creditors to ex hibit their claims against said estate to the subscriber. J BRUSH A SPALDING, Adm'x. Not folk, January 1, 1829 • 30 NOTICE. THE Court of Probate for the District of Norfolk has assigned the 19th day of January, 1829, at the Probate Office in Norfolk, at one o’clock P. M. for the appointment of Commissioners on the estate of DANIEL PHELPS, late of Colebrook, in said district, deceased, repre sented insolvent; at which time and place all persons interested may, if they see cause, appear and be beard concerning said appointment. WILLIAM NETTLETON, Adirir. Norfolk, January 1, 1329. 30 Norfolk Probate District, ) ♦ December 23d, 1828. J WHEREAS Bailey Birge, of Norfolk, in said l)is- j tricl, brought hi* petition to tins Court, therein stat ing that lie is Guardian ami Father of Frances P. Birge, Mary Birgc, Edward Birgc, and Sarah Birge, , minors; and that the said minors arc owners of cer tain real estate lying in the First Society in the town of East Windsor, containing about thirty ucrcs, prin cipally wood land, and praying for an order to sell said land— It is therefore ordered by this Court, That said pe tition be continued to the 23d day of March next, and : that notice of the pendency of said petition, and of this order, be given by publishing it in a paper print ed in Litchtie.d three weeks successively, the last of which publications to be at least six weeks before said ^3d day of March. By order of the Court. BAILEY BIRGE, Guardian 30 of said minors. | WANTED, AM APPRENTICE to the Blacksmith Business. N. B. All persons having unsettled accounts with the subscriber are requested to call and settle With out further notice ; as 1 have tried to please VO (fa number of years, and now 1 must be pleased. The third and last lime of calling. CHAINCLY PECK I.ilchfi* M, Jan. I 1829. _2i) NOTICE. THE Judge of the Court of Probate for the Dis r.ct of Mew-.Mnford has limited and allowed six months from the date hereof foi the creditors to the estate of JOEL SMITH, late ol Kent, deceased, repti .-ented insolvent, within winch to exhibit their cm ins, and ims appointed Benjamin Tompkins a'.il Agur Beardsley Commis sioners to receive and examine said cinuns. The subscribers therelore give notice, that they shall meet at the late dwelling house of the deceased, in Kent, on the fourth Saturdays of March and .nay next, at one o’clock P. M. on the dunes ol said ap pointment. All claims not exhibited according to taw will be debarred a recovery. BENJAMIN TOMPKINS, ) , AOUR BEARDSLEY, $ C All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment to BIRDSEY BEARDSLEY, DOCTOR SMITH, Adm't, mith the Kill annexed. Kent, Nov. 24,1628. 29 OBUh'aZAH a^mavao . for 1829 r«K tilt AT THE ItTCHFIELO IMIHOAl M MTOTfnJLD. _ 'I'lie reader will fiod below anollier “short sermon” from the Savannah Mer cury : wc should suppose from the style that it was written by the same sermonizer who penned the discourse which we inser ted a number of weeks since, upon the subject of the whale’s swallowing that rec reant propliet of old—Jonah. “Deacon Dominie” handles his present subject c quallv well, and cannot better employ him self than in delivering sermons like the one above spoken of and the following. IFromtlie .Saiannnh Mercury.] A SHORT SERMON. From the desk of Grey Dominie the Deacon. “Now when Delilah had shaved Sampson, his strength departed from h'm.” You all doubtless remember, my readers, the fate of the strong champion of Israel, whose history is recorded in the Bible, aud have read the wonderful account of his tnirac nines deeds ; how he'slew a thousand fluid j with the jaw hone of an ass ; and on being j shut up within the walls of Gaza one night by the Philistines, how lie went off.in the morn- | ing, with the gates of the city on his shoul ders. Yon have read how he burst the strong chords of his enemies, as though they had been flax touched with the fire, and have per-1 reived that nothing was able to withstand his force, till in an evil hour, he suffered himself to be shaved ; when lo ! ms strength im mediately departed from him. Many people who have read this wonderful history, have heen much puzzled to compre hend the reason, why the mere shaving of Sampson, should, in so miraculous a manner have deprived him of all his boasted strength and have foolishly concluded, from the mere connexion of facts, that Sampson’s great strength lay entirely in his whiskers; and have supposed therefore, that the loss of the one was necessarily the loss of the other. Per sons thus reasoning, are distinguished by the great care which they take of these appenda ges. But I need not inform my hearers, that such have wholly mistaken the matter. It was not the loss of the whiskers, which proved the misfortune of Sampmu, so much as the mere act of getting shaved. A man may cut off his whiskers as often as he pleases, without losing any of his muscular or moral activity. But let the same individual once get shaved, and a very visible alteration is speedily discovered. Let us behold, for instance, the man of bu siness ; lie walks through the exchange in an erect pos'ure; he nods to this man, and he turns his back upon that ; his eye is full of fire, and his step betokeneth vigor and activi ty. He moves among the crowd, and the multitude give way before him ! But discount day approaches—he gets shaved—and lo ! his strength departed! from him. Instead of the erect and lofty bearing which he so latel) exhibited, his whole demeanor is now cower ing and spiritless ; the muscles of his face shrink, and his countenance becometh cada verous : his chin sinks down upon his bosom ; his step is no longer light and elastic, but slow and sneaking. Let us look again upon the guy and fantas tic dandy ; we behold him stiff in buckram, and resplendant in ruffles. He is the hero of the hall room, and the conqucrer at ordina ries. He walks abroad in the blaze of his otvn finery, and he basks in the sunshine ofheauty. But the bill of the draper cometh upon him— he gets shaved—and lo ! what is he? Not merely his strength, but his ruffles depart from him. He no longer dazzles amidst the assemblies of the fair, or joins in the song or the dance; he shrinks from the greetings of his old friends; he dodges the money leuders round corners, and he hides himself from the face of the cordwainer, the tailor and the deal er in perfumes. But, reader, it is not him alone who gets shaved, that is thus shorn of his strength. There are many merely half shaved who are as pow cries as Sampson w hen he had pas sed under the hand of Delilah. I wuuld re mark, by way of improvement, that razors in the hands of the wicked, are dangerous tools: but still, if a man has made up his mind to get shaved, he had better employ the barber, who only goes skin deep, than to submit to the operations of him who cuts through bone and muscle, and touches the ! inmost fibres of the heart. [From the North American Review.] VERMONT. No portion of the Union offers a more ex act or successful exemplification of the great ' principles of our democracy than Vermont. I It is a sov reign state, covering a territory, in which there is a nearer approach to equality, than it. any of the far-famed democratic can I tons of Switzerland ; a state, in which the people every year resume every function of ; government, rt-appoinling not only the exec utive and legislative branches, but the judi ciary and every peace officer, even to the vil lage justice ; a state, which enjoys wise and equal laws a;u perfect security of property and person, aid yet pays its legislators hut the common \agcs of journeymen mechan ics, and ils chid' magistrate not much more ; a state, filled up with mountains, and yet having roads a good and as level as almost any in the Unim. In a word, the state of Vermont exhibts a condition of society, such as the most vuionajy enthusiast for liberty never venture* to dream of; a condition, which leaves th- individual perhaps the great est degree of personal and public liberty, ! w hich is cunsisrnt with the organization of social life. The Charleston ftlurcury brags that it has come to be ihe turn of the Jacks n par ty to ride, and he Adams gentry to go on foot. True_and of course we muy look t for a verification of the old adage, *‘Put a f beggar on horse back and he’ll ride to the devil.”—.V. K. Rrr. Some years ago, a noted warrior of tin Potawattomie tribe, presented himself to the agent at Chicago, as one of the chief men of his village, observing, with thocii" toniaiy simplicity of the Indians, that lie was a very good man, and a good friend to the Americans, and concluded with a re quest for a dram of whiskey. The anent replied, that it was not his practice ;o give whiksey to good men ; that good men never asked for whiskey, and never drank i’.— That it was bad Indians only who demand ed whiskey. “Then,” lepiiodlhe Indian quickly, in broken English, 44tne d-m rascal.” Curious.—There was an old law of the Plymouth Colony, indicting a penalty of twenty pounds, on ai:v person wiio should refuse the office of Governor, unless lie were chosen two years successively, a ml | whoever should refuse tlie-ofiiee oi Coon- 1 sailor or Magistrate, was required to pay ten pounds. We have no need of sttcii si! law. Be not too brief in conversation, lest you be not understood, nor diffuse, lest you be troublesome. CIRC L EAR - Of the Foreign Mission liotii ty of L<(rJi~ field County. Beloved Patrons, There are few topics of thought more full of interest than that which is present ed in the enterprise in which this Society is engaged. Whether we regard ‘.lie stale of mind from which it springs, and the af fections which it cherishes; the alliances of holy minds which it forms; the magni tude ofits object; the new moral energies it creates, and the expansion and applica tion which it gives them ;—the inlluence which its vigorous prosecution exerts upon the churches at home, and the salvation it spreads abroad ;—the certainty of its suc I cess, or the splendour of its ultimate re sults, the missionary enterprise affords one of the richest and happiest subjects ntk'.en templation within the range ut thought.— The more this subject, in till its legitimate bearings, is studied by holy minds, with the deeper, and more delightful interest will these occasions be regarded, which call for active co-operation in the work of spreading through the nations the knowl edge of God. Such an occasion is our I anniversary. In view of this anniversary, it is grate ful to know that the Missions of the Board to which we are auxiliary, although some of them have been called to encounter opposition of a most unholy character ; and some have been visited with bereave ment; and one of ,hctn is partially and temporarily suspended in its operations, are still sustained, and are prosecuting the great work of bringing the heathen to Christ, with vigor and success. The developemcnt ol the success of mis sionary exertions must necessarily be slow in its progress: Too slow, wo fear, for tho patience of some very ardent minds. But it should never be forgotten, that the work is great and difficult; that it is to be applied to minds—to heathen minds, shrouded in darkness, in love with sin and enslaved by superstition ; and that it has always been more or less embarrassed by the scantiness of means of employing an adequate number of laborers. YV hen these considerations are taken into view, we shall find much more occasion for aston ishment at what has actually been achiev ed by missionary exertion, than ldr won der at the fact that there still remains so much land to be possessed. Nineteen years have elapsed since (lie organization of the American Board ol Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and already they have fourteen Missions, em bracing about forty stations, thinly scatter ed over a vast extent of heathen territory, under their care. These are so many ra diating points, from which, we trust, there will continually shine forth a broader and stronger light, which from Ceylon, gleam ing along up the Malabar coast, and pene trating far into the interior, will sodfi min gle its beams with those ot Bombay and Suratand still spreading onward, shall consume by its brightness the delusions ol the False Prophet, and ihe impostmes of Roman Catholicism of Western Asia;— and then, still passing with augmented strength, westward, shall pour its radiance on bleeding Greece and Southern Europe, and send its beams across the ocean to mingle with those of Brainurd &- ii wight; _,t,d tints onward still, till the Islands of tiie Pacific shall rejoice in ii* effulgence; _find still onward, till it shall form one broad belt of gloiv encircling the globe. From most of these stations, have conver ted heathen already gone i<> heaven, to witness there, th* power of the gospel of Christ to bring the heathen to God. Up on manv of them has the blessing ot the Lord of missions descended, multiplying converts to Christ as the diops ol the morning; raising up witnesses on earth, and fixing the broaJ seal-of heaven to the truth, that “thegospel,” dispensed by tl* hands of missionaries, “ is the wisdojrt ol God, and the power of God unto salva tion.” Slow as has necessarily been the progress of missionary succesy, certainly much has been accomplished* l-et any ( candid inquirer compare the results ot mis* , sionarv UBor, with the amount of means employed, and the obstacles to be over «• nio,— u Ceylon, where happy revivals <•' f*iisi(in have been experienced, and where <>t tin* 20,000 children instructed in t(je various mission schools, none have been known to return to idolatry, though matyr of them live with their idolatrous pa itii.’S;—in Western Asia, where “it has been said by many of the more respectable cl the people tiiat there probably has not been so much inquiry on religion in the region of Beyroot for a thousand years,” and where, “ even the bigoted end cruel M uisoor Shidiak candidly admitted to Mr. Bird, that there had been a great change in the state of religion around Mount Le banon within four years past;”—at the stations among the Indians of our own country, where revivals of religion are with considerable frequency experienced ; —at Lahaina, where two years ago two hundred were found who were in the ha bit of attending private prayer meetings, and it was believed that “prayer was of fered daily in two-thirds of the families*’* and whor#** eight thousand were deriving instruction in letters from this single sta tion ;”—at Kiiirua, where the usual audi ence on tiie Sabbath consists of about 3000 souls ;—at Honoufu, where the missionary having made an appointment to preach to tiie females, 700 were found assembled; let any candid inquirer, nay, let any enemy of missions, compare these results of mis sionary labour with the amount of means employed ; the shortness of the period in | which they have been' employed, and the I obstacles to be overcome, and we are not doubtful of the conviction of his judgment, that ifi'cat success has followed this holy effort. v YY1 silo such has been the Success of the missionary work upon the heathen, the churches tit homo who have sustained it by their charities and their prayers, have ex perienced blessings in such connexion wiA what they have done and felt for the cause of missions, as to leave little room to doubt that their labour iu this work has been to them as truly a mean of grace, as tho Bible and the Sabbath. As tho missionary spi r it has d:ffuscd itself over the land, revi vals of religion, with increasing frequency and power, have come down upon the churches ; while Hiose churches that have taken no part in this enterprise, have, to a ' fearful extent, remained unmoved and urtr hlest. A general fact this, which exem plifies the never to he forgotten truth, that “ The liberal soul shall he made fat, and. by liberal tilings shall he stand.” But though much, has heo,n done to bless men and gluijfy God in thi; work; and though die friends of missions in this coun ! ty have mwiutuined so honorable a spiud • ing among their brethren in oilier sectibns | of our country ; more, much more isnfied i ed to be done. The object of this effort i is a great and worthy one. 11 is to con veit tub world 'fo Christ. It is to bring every mind under die practical real dominion of the Bible and its God. It is to impart untold blessedness to man and unequalled Hoi v iu God. And who among all the friends of Christ hero, for such art object, cannot do more this year than hi therto he lias done?—Brethren, you have begun to make the experiment, on your ability to increase the amount of yoniv charities to this great object. The report of the receipts the last year, shows this.. Are you, brethren, the poorer for this in crease of your liberality ? YVe bless our God, and we thank you for all that you have done in this holy cause, and we ask you, lor his sake who died tor you, and whose highest glory must constituto your; highest happiness, still to do more. We are not ignorant of the frequent demands which the great qyiso of benevolence makes upon you ; nor unmindful of the fact, that you have recently been called to aid our infant Theological Seminary, and w'e have no wish to add to your burdens, or to diminish your comforts: but can your happiness rise to its full measure, whilo the “ whole world lieth in wickedness,” and*the cry, “Como over and help us,”" comes up oti the four winds, and a voice? from heaven announces, “ It is more bles sed to give than to receive,” if yet you suffer your charities to this great object to bo diminished ? It is for the everlasting, benefit of deathless spirits,—for the glory of Zion’s Redeemer and King that w© | plead, and we ask your largest gifts, under the assurance of him who lias said, “ Be that soweth sparingly shall reap also.spa i iiiL’Iv, an J he that soweth bountifully shall it q» also bountifully-fiod foveth a. g cheerful gjver.” / , To tin- gentlemen «7gdnts, many thanks, are duo for the pn/fnptness and fidelity with which they lifte discharged the du ties assigned thiimr- Tllie hope is indulged that they wjU cheerfully and promptly per form the^ervice the present year, which the socimy has allotted to them ; thatnoim whepdro not known to be hostile to mis sives may be passed by, and ihat all may ‘-have an opportunity to n*d in this good woik. It is therefore recommended to 1 the agents in each pniisli, to hold a meet— ; ing at some proper time previously to ma king tin* collections, and assign to each ! individual the field of his solicitations, that j (|,o labour may bo properly divided and thoroughly performed. BOARDMAN, Secy.