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OLD CLOWTF.R and his MARE. BY W. HOLLOWAY. OLD Clowter was a man of Kent Intent on worldly riches, Who once a-week to market rode Jn dirty boots and breeches. The mare he rode was grey with age, Toothless, and greas'd and founder'd, With outstrecht neck, and holding gait * Thro' thick and thin she flounder'd. Nor always could her master's arm With pulling hard and hauling, Like the tir'd camel—on his knees Prevent (he beast from falling. One day he jogg'cTbeside the squire Across tile fields of stubble, And though he roiled, with might and main, To save his bones from trouble, Ah! nought avai ed, his blundering steed Perplex'd by stones that truckled Held out awhile, till in a doze Devout. y down it knuckled. When luckily of patridges Loud whizzing rose a covey, " 3e not alarmed your honour 1 ' cried Old sly-boots—lor—la love ye, This horse is worth Viia weight in gold, Sir 'tis a noble setter, And no trained dog, in all the world, Can do its business better. - You saw it drop before the birds, Rose in the air above ye ? And had we then our nets at hand, We had secured the covey. Astonishing!" the squire replied, " 'Twould suit me to a tittle," Replied tiie clown, " for fifty pounds " 'Lis yours, tuo' much too little ! The bargain s struck, the cash paid down, And Clowter sacks the treasure ; "While of his Rosinante proud The squire exults past measure. But !o ! upon a future day They met, as fate would have it, When thus the squire addressed the clown, Who ready stood to brave it. ' Ho, Farmer, what a cursed jade Was that you lately sold me. But, ft,' the safety of my neck We sjit'.y should have told me. Why, .dr, I said, the clown replied, i he horse was good at falling, fiat as to trot, or walk, or stand, 1 i,ai's quite another eel .ay. nsantMOM w. ^ttfceilanjL LON ■VI - TV. T* re died jo Ab. 1805,at Gloves, nry, in Ireland, of a short .3 Dennis Coorobe, of Ballenda gin, aged 117 years. The life of this remarkable riot only for its -lutation, but for its exemption from most of the evils of humanity, retained his mental and corpoi eal fac ulties in full vigor to the last.—Three weeks before his death, he walked out and home 26 miles in one day, and read the smallest print without glasses, as distinctly and easily as a boy of sixteen. Two days previous to his death, he never remembered to have had any complaint or sickness whatever, tooth.ache only excepted. The first fifty-six years of his life passed entirely free from even the tooth-ache ; having enjoyed, till then, sound teeth. After that period his teeth began to decay ; buL in the course of 15 years, a new set an peared, of which he continued in possess ion till his death. Of his mortal character, it is only 1 i recorded that he was stedfastlv an ho nest man ; sober, regular, and per fcctly upright in his deportment. His mind was naturally strong and acute not disciplined by literary education' but enriched by observation and ex -perience. He spent his life in lhe 'cultivation of the same farm, the property which he had acquired ear ly in life, and bent his attention chief ly to agriculture, in which he was generally allowed to be eminently proficient. He was one of the earlr At who introduced and propagated * potatoe, which he cultivated fci ist seven'v v r, ?ar$. I At nut m t r i v .is He it We naturally feel some curiosity as to such a man's commerce with the other sex, and as to the posterity he leaves behind.—We are told that he was seven times married, first married at the age of 21. his last wife, who survived him, he lived longer than with any of the pre vious ones, that Is, 24 years, having married her when 93 years old. In general, they were short lived, and were young women of his immediate neighbourhood. The years of his widowhood, taken together amounted to 11. All the children born to him were 48, which is, on the average, one for every two years, since the first year of his marriage. He had three sets of twins ; and his third wife bore him 11 children in 12 years His grand-children were in number 236, which is a little more than 5 to each child. His great grand chil dren amounted to 944,which is more, proportionally, than 6 to each child. He had 25 great-great-grand children, the oldest of whom is now 4 years old- Of'1253 decendants of his body, 487 survived him. By his last wife, he had 6 sons, the youngest of whom is a fine lad of 18. These facts are extracted from a register kept by the old man, of the names, births, marriages deaths, and general situation of his wives and de scendants. The keeping of this reg ister was his principal amusement ; and his descendants being scattered far and wideovei the earth, he took great pains to make the catalogue ex act and complete. It is to be hoped, thaï some curious person may rescue this document from oblivion, by committing it to the press. It must certainly lead to some very valuable inferences, as to the constitution of human bodies, and of human soci ety. He was With HISTORICAL CURIOSITY. During the troubles in the reign of Charles I. a country girl- came to London, in search of a place, as a ser vant maid, but not succeeding she applied herself to carrying out beer from a brew house, and was one of those called tub women. The bi ew er observing a well-looking girl in tiiis low occupation, took her into his family as a servant, and after a while married her ; but he died while she was yet a young woman, and left her a large fortune. The business of the brewery was dropped, and she was recommended to Mr Hyde, as a gentleman of skill in law, to settle her husband's affairs. Hyde (who a fier wards the Earl of Clarendon) finding the widow's fortune ve<y sidetable, married her. Of this mar riage there was no other issue than a daughter, who was the wife of James II. and mother of Mary and Anne, Queens of England. r ■ > r , , _ Anecdotes from thelateTravels of n-., ... r , _ * 1C - P°' lte !? cs ® °l ^ Persians is ol a s P tc >*s Pf^oJy oriental. A noble S?" 0 h, £ h f ank v T e,lt onc da > to the Frct ] ch Ambassador's pardon because the weather ba ,p, ln P " s, . a- ' . , r , c ' , P lo , ra f 1 1< r conferences lCran are le , c ,n t . le sa ™ e nian - °, Ur dramatlc exhibitions, Wlth * c oors °P an > and in the pres- ?n, CC ° f 3 T UlU,de of liters, 1 he °. rienla,s cann ot necc * su - v of ® ccrcs y in the on , sketvveen States, , , . W0 T ™ en . are as muc51 S aved "* P * rs,a as in the rest of the , t- ■ A l rt »Çhman belonging „ 1 he SUlle 0 c le Ambassador, one day 1 exc ! tcd . a ^ reat ll P roar at Teheran, having ventured to cast some in, tl uis . ltivc \ ooks at .the garden of a se. I ra S' 10 * the sight ot a man, the : women uttered screams of affright. was con. PERSIA. " to beg his. was so at conceive the conventi en to some of them even snatched up arms, and prepared to repel ogles with mus ket balls. Mr. Gardanne one day asked a no bleman how many children he had-"I dont know,' replied he-—" enquire of my secretary." The Secretary re turned his list and answered his mas ter had seventeen children. 1 reasury juepanmetu, March 27,1809. W HERFAS, in conformity with the pro vifions made by law, For the reimlnirfe ment of the Exc/ianptd Six /,cr Cent Stuck, created by the second section of the act inti tled " An act fuppletnentary to the Act inti tied an Act making prnvifion for the redemp tion of the whole of the public debt of tlie United States," pafsed on the nth day by February, 1807 , it has been determined of lot that the Certificates of laid (lock, d signa led by the permament numbers conta ned in the annexed Sfiedule, Ihould be reimburfed on the firll day of October next. PUBLIC NOTICE IS therefore given to the proprietors of the Certificates of Exchanged Six ter Cent Stock, created by the act aforesaid, and bear ing the permanent numbers contained in the an nexed Schedule, that'he principal of the same, will, on surrender of the cert ficates, be paid on th e first dan of October, 1809 , to the respec tive stockholders 01 their legal reprefenta tives, or attornies duly constituted, either at the Treafury or at the Loan Office where the ftock thus tobe reimburfed may then (land dited to the proprietors thereof. It is further made known for the informati on of the parties concerned, that no transfers of the certificates of exchanged ftock hearing the permanent numbers contained in the an nexed Schedule, from the books of the T fury, or of any Commiffiuner of Loans, will be allowed after the firft day of September next. And the intereft on all the cert ficates contain ed in the laid Schedule will ceafe and deter mine on the day preceding the day hereby fix ed for the reimburfement thereof. Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury cre rea SCHEDULE. 16.256 39,020 16.257 39,021 16,261 39.022 16,26? 39,031 16.268 39,032 16286 39,033 16.287 39,040 16.288 39,043 16,294 3-9,047 39.056 39.039 39,061 40.006 40,008 40,01 7 40,020 40,029 40,034 40.039 40,046 40,0+8 40.053 40.054 40,063 40.07 1 40,072 40.077 40,032 40.099 40.100 40,109 40.121 40.122 40,127 40.129 40.130 40,138 40,140 40,151 40.154 40,158 40.161 40.162 40,168 40,186 40,195 40,200 40.204 40.205 40,208 40,230 40,237 40,242 40,246 40,259 40,264 40.270 40,278 40,283 40.291 40.292 40.293 40,2.97 40,299 40,301 40.319 40.320 40,323 40,326 40,307 8 40,308 40.3 I 5 40,318 40,329 40,332 40,333 40.335 40.341 40.342 40.349 40,351 40-352 40.386 40,35,9 40.360 40.373 40.336 40,391 40.406 40.4 40 40,416 40,419 40-121 40,4.22 40.423 40.424 40,427 40.430 40.431 40,436 40-438 40.442 40,453 40.456 40.457 40.467 40.493 40.494 40.495 40.504 40,506 .50,004 53.007 53,010 53.014 53.017 53,023 53.044 53.045 53.050 53,052 53,854 54,003 54.007 54.015 55.015 55.017 55,021 55.039 55,035 55, 38 55.039 55.040 55,042 55.045 55.050 55,054 55,057 55,062 •55,068 10 5.002 5.003 5.004 5.008 5.009 5.025 5.028 5.029 5.026 5,033 5,044 10,006 10 019 10 020 10,024 10,039 15.007 15,013 15.015 1.5.020 15.021 15.023 15.024 15,031 15.0. 32 16.007 16.016 16.017 16.018 16.021 16.024 16,034 1 6,050 16.051 16.0. 59 1 6,065 16,069 I 6,070 16,074 16 . 0/8 16,087 16,090 16,094 16,104 16,109 16,113 16,115 16,121 16,122 16.123 16.124 16,126 16,129 16,145 16,046 16,15.3 16,160 16,164 16,167 16,191 16,197 16,207 16,212 16,224 16,226 16,230 16.236 16.237 16,24? 26,002 26,007 26,009 26.011 26,012 27.002 27.004 29.002 29.005 29.006 29,011 29,016 29,026 29,053 2.9,057 29.061 29.062 29.063 26,066 29 , 0*0 29,071 29,074 29,0*6 29,079 29.081 29.082 29,085 29,094 29,097 2.9,101 2.9,102 29,119 29,123 29,126 29,130 29.13 1 29,133 29,142 29.1 50 29,161 29,162 2.9,164 29,172 29,188 29,193 29,19.9 2.9,201 29,202 39,207 29,21 1 29,218 29,222 29,233 2.9,236 29,238 2.9,241 29,245 39.001 39.002 39.013 39,015 39,019 A VALUABLE Tract of Land for sale, At Private Sale. HE subscriber ofFers for sale the tracf of Land on which he at present re sides, situate in Mill-Creek hundred in the county of New-Castle and state of Dela ware, containing two hundred and fifty acres more or less, with a comfortable dwelling house and kitchen, a cellar, barn, and a good stone spring-house thereon erected, a young apple orchard, and a vari ety of other fruit trees of the best quality j it is well watered by a number of excellent springs ; on said tract there is near twenty acres 0 / good timothy meadow land, about forty acres now in clover, a large propor tion of woodland—and the residue good arable land capable of improvement to at high state of cultivation, being within one mile of limestone where it can be had on reasonable terms eight miles irom Wil mington and six from New-Port on lhe main road leading from thence to Lancas ter. As it is presumed any person inclining to purchase will view the premises, it is thought unnecessary to give a further de scription—it will bear a division into three parts, and will be sold either the whole to gether or in parts as may best suit the pur chaser. If it is not sold at private sale on or before the 28th day of September next it will be sold at public sale on the premises on said day, and a liberal credit given for a considerable part of the purchase money, at which time attendance will be given ;uid the terms made known, by JAMES OCFIELTREE. Wilmington, June 24, 1809. T Wilmington College Lottes# Fifth day's Drawing. —100 dollars, stationary prizti Prizes of 2.0 dollars. Nos. 440 543'2 Prizes of 10 dollars. N'os. 2122 2146 2151 2352 3025 3684 4031. 4283 4331 4723 No. 374 Prizes of 5 dollars. 2576 3346 2703 3395 2754 3485 2*..5 3530 2768 3568 2783 3317 ■2313 3 « 89 2343 3s07 2839 3j 2921 3;-35 987 2030 1023 2043 1031 2073 1049 2194 1121 2204 1 2.94 1322 22.(9 1451 2305 1478 2309 14.92 23 ! 8 1513 2366 4539 533* 4562 539 O 4684 5430 4733 5484 4921 5,519 4363 55597 4896 5648 4239 5Û04 5014 5674 5026 5()34. 5074 5760 50/6 5762 5122 5786 5223 5,'87 5239 536.Î 5252 5883 40 48 4;-) 109 336* 2239 350 407 420 1 130 5 39 605 3.987 4039 4101 41 50 4219 42.30 4296 One Tom tli of (lie above lottery is now com pleted in the drawing. The gain of the wheel for the laut three days has exceeded the exper. rations of the warmest friends of the institu - tion . As the trustees are desirous to expedite the completion as soon as possible, they offer the few remaining tickets at 5 dulls. 25 cf. till the next day's drawing. The same justice duc to those gentlemen mentioned in a formel ad ertisenient, who have honourably anti exten« sive! y embarked in promoting the laudable ob ject, induces the tiusiees, to postpone the ov'.t day's drawing till the 6ih day of üçptambe;, llext - _ June if, 18 , 49 . 1 ',52 2.046 2971 3036 3174 3301 3301 776 1.573 1 779 1816 2481 1977 2533 2012 2556 2 bl 8 55 87/ 926 963 Farmer's Bank Of the State of Delà ware, T up IV » 4s 1809. HE Directors have this day declared a. dividend for the last six nrumihs, at ihe rate of six per centum per annum on the capital stock of this Bank, which will be paid to the stockholde presentatives, at the the Branches, instant. rs or their legal principal Bank and any time after the 15th re at PETER- CAVF.RLY, Cash'r. Wilmington, Jaaly 8. i 8 09 . Wilimngtoa & Philaclel^hï Co ache es y L E wT E thc subscr , iber ' 8 > Swan Taverp Wdmtngton, and the widow Davis's tavern, Bank street, Philadelphia, at eight - ÄS T' Ll: Fare one Dollar. a. t The carriages are constructed on the most approved plan for ease and conveni. fnl C ,G are Tu tllent order . a ^ have care, ful drivers. I he greatest care wilfbe takers of baggage, and the strictest attention paid " r/T 8 ' Wh °' f ° r ,heir convenience, the city lakCn " P ° r SCt d ° wn in an > P ar ' J ' » Isaac Anderson. April 22, 1809.