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DELAWARE GAZETTE & AMERICAN WATCHMAN
FAITHFUL AMT TEARLESS. JTE1V SERIES! VOL. X II. XO. Il»3 KOI. XVIII, JW. 1803 FRIBXV, AiraVST 1*, 1831. sas PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY SmVEL IUHRKU, No. 4. Market Street Wilmington. The Delaware Gazette Is American Watchman, is published en Tuesdays and Fridays, in each week, at 84 per annum, payable yearly in ad vance, 84 50 payable hall yearly in advance, or 81 if not paid till the end of the year. Advertisements of twelve lines or less, will be conspicuously inserted tear times for a dollar, and twenty cento for each subsequent insertion, unless it should extend to three months, when it willke five dollars*and for a year sixteen dollars. Ftr Philadelphia fit. Wilmington DAILY. THE STEAM BOAT CAPTAIN HENRY READ, leaves Wilmington for Philadelphia, AT T O'CLOCK, A- M And roturafog leaves Arch street wharf Philadelphia for Wilmington, AT 2 O'CLOCK, P- M. EVERY DAY. Fare 79 Cento. ggage at the risk of the owner. Breakfast and din ner provided on board. Freight as per printed list. Mareh 4—tf Ba SUMMER ARRANGEMENT. Tor PhlladeljphJaVSt Wilmington THE STEAM BOAT emerald, captain wilmon wiulldin, LEAVES ltacc Street Wharf, Philadelph 7 o'clock, A. M. and Wilmington at 3 o'clock, V. M. ia at EVERY DAY. Fare 79 Cenis. Breakfast provided on board. AU baggage at the risk of im owner. gers for LANCASTER leave Philadelphia t every Moodey, Wednesday and Friday morning, by the Emerald, nod arrive in Lancaster early the samooven passing through Chandlersville, Chatham, Cochran Cap and 8trasburg. Fare thrpugh $3 25. April 1,—6 mo I & Sea Bathing at Cape Bay. The public arc reapectfully informed that the epleudid low pressure steamboat EMERJHjD, CAPT. W. WHILLD1N, Will Icaoc Race Street wharf Philadelphia, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, AT i FAST 6 o'clock, FOR CAPE MAY, Touching at the different atoping places on the route to Und or take off passengers. Passengers from tho South will meet the boat at New Castle, or Dolaware City, about 9 o'clock, ofthe above mornings, and arrive at the Cepo about 3 or 4 o'clock the same afternoon. Fare from Philadelphiß to the Cape 84 50, meals and carriage hire from the boat to Cape Isl and included. From New-Castle or Delaware City 83 50. N. B. The steamboat DELAWARE, having been completely rebuilt and fitted for the purpose, will sup ply the place ofthe Emerald,between Wilmington and Philadelphia, on the days ofher running to Capo May. The Emerald will not leave Wilmington on Sunday, June 24—tf till 4 o'clock. HAT JR. Manufactory . 1 THE Subscribers respectfully inform their friends sad ike public generally, that they have commen ced the business of MANUFACTURING HATS, IN ALL ITS VARIETY, At Ab. 56 , Market Street, UNDER THE FIRM OF They will keep constantly on hand a general assort ment of the article, of various sizes and qualities, which they will be happy to dispose of *t the lowest prices ; and oustotner work will be performed st the shortest notice, snd in the moat approved manner. Isaac Clark, Wm. George Robinson. March 5, Jacksoh Delegate Election. The Committee appointed at the County Meet ing. give Notice thaten Election will be held, at the house of Mr. Fawntain, Cantwell's Bridge, SL Georges Hundred, on Satuiday, the 13th of Au gust next, at from 12 till 8 o'clock, for tho pur pose of choosing Five delegates to roprosent this hundred at the Delegate Meeting to be held at the Ucd-Uon, on the 3d Saturday in August. JOHN D. DILWORTH, J WES8EL ALRICH, > Committee. THOMAS FOARD. ) Magistrates' and other Blanks for sale at this office. Do well, and envy will thy name purauo, Do better, and her rage thou wilt subdue. In admiration lost, the H*g will raise her babblieg voi.c,except to praise Swaim'8 Panacea. well aware of the great reputation this the United States, for No rorc. Tho public medicine has obtained thruughout the eradication of those diseases which owe their origin, to the impurities of tho blood—comprising scrofiila, hys terio, chronic rheumatism, mercurial disease«, ulcerous af taction«. &e. This reputation is not confined only to our own hemi ■pbere, bat Swaim's Fanaoaa ia in great dotnand through •at the civilized world, with the exception of one or two countries where 4 * the Tariff" exclude* all rnctÜoiocw, u. oept in tho crude alato. Throughout the whole of the We*t India Island«, Ccn Soulh America, Colombia, Moxico, Chill«! and Irai and Peru, Portugal, tho Brazils,Java, Bengal, Calcutta, and lastly, China. Swaim'e Panacea is daily gaining ground, both in hospital and private practice. If any deference Is due to the judgmont and good eenac of an enlightened public, wotupposo, at loast,that Swaim'e Panacea, has porformod somothmg to entitle it to the re putation it enjoys, or it would be a lamentable record on tho historical pago of the nineteenth century, that the wholo world (noth withstanding "the march of intellect,") had been outwitted by an empiric. The medical faculty are well awaro that Swaim's Pana contains a virtue of no ordinary degree. It is agai their creed, however, and they do not prescribe it. In its stead they havo recourse to Sarsaparilla Syrup. When Mr. Swaim introduced his Panacea ii phia, the infermariee considered incurable ; he volunteered hie services and oared them both in the Pennsylvania Hospital and Alms house, and yet the Sarsaparilla Syrup woe never resorted to—and whet has blown this Syrup into this sudden im S ortance? It is the great success of Swaim's Panaeea—he id miracles with one Syrup-and the faculty in their desire to follow him have substituted another.—How they excuse themselvoe to the world for not using it be fore, and how to conceal tho shame of being instructed by Mr. Swaim, whom they call a quack, notwithstanding ho has attcnUed a regular course ofleoturos in tho Universi ty ef Pennsylvania, also privato lectuiea on Anatomy, Surgery, Chemistry, Botany, Ac. and has mado it his dy for tho last ten years, to inform himsolf, on medi •jocU, particularly Uioso diseases which havo hero boon considered incurablo by tho medical faculty. Every men hat an undoubted right to r«ap tint Aukaof his own genius and industry, and the crop has boon ap * prolific, as to exoite the envy of some, and the there. Tho fact that tho proprietor has restor Ptuladel crowded with eases which cal sub tofore parent!/ so ill-will of o ed (through the medium of Swaim'e Panacea,) thous and« of hie fellow citizens to health and comparative happiness, only aggravates their malice, and thojr conde scend to every petty act, which they imagin will annoy the proprietor or mislead tho publie. Hence bas arisen what is termed, "A new analyste of Swaim'e Panaeea," in which they endeavour to show that four wine glasses thereof, contain sufficient mercury and arsen ic to deprive humanity of (he vital epark. Dr. Hare I know to bo a gentlemen and a scholar—pos sessing high professional abilities, have not only added lustre to his name hero, but in tho scientific bodies of Great Britain and Franco. I have witnessed his chem ioal experiments with delight, and I have doubt but the melalic properties mentioned, ered by the analysis, in the remnant of tho bottle procur ed from a source, perhaps not entitled to ordinary ere and inj ■m a* dit. Indeed, I cannot otherwise than believe, in this in stance, that Dr. Hare has been moat wilfully and mis erably imposed upon, and that the analysis he has sanc tioned by his name, was not to the •• genuine Swaim's Panacea," but the contenu of a bottle, said to contain, Swaim's Psracea. It should have besn stated in bold relief to the public by those officious promulgators of erroneous impressions that James Hill, (the man alluded to,) was a laborer Manufactory—a dangerous and un healthy occupation for a weak constitution. The Swaim's Panacea having become an article of commercial importance, (the operations in which are not Iobs than $100,000 annually.) I undertook tho general agency, but not until I had convinced myself of its efficacy. I have made tho experiment myself on two or three occasions, and am fully satisfied of its harmless properties and healthy tendency. In order that my fellow citizens and the public may not be deceived and frightened by stories that have no foundation in fact, as far as they relate to tho compo nent parts of the genuine Swaim's Panacea,I will great ly exceed the proprietora's proposal of taking a double dose, by offering to tako 6 or 12 bottles, should committee of professional gentlemen, or scientific body require it of me, as a fiirther demonstration ofthe im portance of Dr Rose's pretended analysis.—In fine, 1 defy those gentlemen to kill with tho Panacea, unless by drowning or suffocating. 1 havo frequently been surprised at the forbearance of Mr. Swaim, and that he has not sought some legal means of obtaining damage« ; but, the fact is, that he can prove no damage«, for these discussions so eluci date tho public mind, in regard to the real merits of this remedy, that the sales always increase afterwards —thus frustrating the object they had in view. As some invalida have been unnecessarily alarmed by the article in the Medical Intelligencer, I have con sidered some statements necessary, particularly to those who ropose unlimited confidence in my opinion. New York. HENRY JOHN SHARPE. in s White Lead at or BBS jy 8 Aug. 9. Swaim's genuine Panacea may be obtained at M. JOHNSON'S Drug «tore. No. 90, Market Stroot, Wilmington, by the dozen or single "bottle. Also, Swaim's Vermifuge, a valuable médecine for worms, Choleric, Dysentery, chile and fevers or fever Bilious agues, &.C. &c. 60 Dollars Reward W ILL be given for tho apprehension and securing, in any Jail in the State of Delaware of a certain JOHN TOPPIN, son of George Toppin. Said John Toppin is about five feet ten inches high, light compac tion, and well made. It is not known what sort of clothing ho wears nor what namo he goes by, sb he is in the habit of changing both. Any pc said Toppin as above will be instructed I securing be instructed by the Editor ofthe Delaware Gazette and American Watchman whero lie can receive tho t»Wro icwmJ. Editors throughout the union would confer a favour on the public by inserting the above in their papers. June 7—lawt at Jackson Delegate Election. appointed at the County Meeting give Notice that an election will bo held, at tho Town Hall, in this Borough, on Saturday, the 13th of August next, at from 12 till5 o'clock, for the purpose of choos ing ten delegates to represent this Hundred at the Del egate Meeting to bo held at the Red-Lion, on the 3d Saturday to A^gt. ispRiNGER JOHN HEDGES, JOHN M'CLUNG. THE Committee i Committee, sas iWtvs. « Fair Unter of the Vitloftary Ilonr, Mol nl the Fjtasionate an4 Wild, hnchnntreu of the Soul!** For tlie ttnuN« atiil Watchmen. TO ELLEN- ) IN MKMOiiv op other Ham. Oh when the Summer's sun hath come, And fields arc deck'd in ftowen ; And lau.'hing love, when day Is den Departs to beauty's bowers: And when the Moon movci hlj And gladness to the earth Is | And when the beetle softly si And many a flowrtt sweetly Its odours on the evening air, Soothing and softening every O then it is I think of thee, With min 'Tis then We pass'd In Summer's rimly bowers, Of every wish, and every vtenl And every hope that then I heard Fall from thy lovely lips, and Oh, Of vows that wake my soul to Yes, at that hour to evening given, Wl\eu Luna leads her shining train ; Whenstars are singing hvmns in Heaven To Angels listening to their strain. 0 then I steal unto that spot, By thee and by the world forgot ; Where oft we met, and therp On moments past, and to peruse The lineaments of feelings felt, Upon that spot when first I knelt, To weep and worship »t Miy feet ; Moments alas! too madly sweet To last, and who without a sigh, Can muse upon the hours gone by On all the joys that youth hath known, Nor weep to wake and find them flown ; To wàke and find th« heart untrue. That o'er the spot a rainbow threw' Beneath that aged oak where we Have sat in other years, I sit again to think of thee, And meditate in To think alas! what I am now And was ere manhood mark'd my brow. When on that same encircled spot Which ne'er by me can be forgot, 1 sat and watch'd in moonlight glee. Thy slender form once more to see, Stealing along to meet once more, The lad who loved the ground that bore Thy beauteous being, and the air That fiuaicd thy cheek»' red roses there; G blissful hours and blissful hearts. That knew no guile, that knew no arts; When hope was new, and love was youug, And truth dwelt on each trembling tongue. Would that such hours were still my doom. To pave my pathway to the tomb. And Ellen, 'neath that shady tree We're met, since manhood mark'd my brow We've met in sadness and in glee ; Would I could meet thee now Beneath that tree where now I stray ; *Tis now the hour of parting day, Each object ha^h thy charm» each flower. Speaks of the joys of many an hour, But thou that gav'st them all their charms. Art absent—in another* arms Canst thou be happy ! canst forget The vows breath'd here when last me met ! O dost thou never think of years, Our youthful bliss, nor blush i Say, do no dreams of sorrow spring. Spirits of murder'd love to wring Thy heart which once I fondly dream pt Held Heaven from every art exempt ; And yet I fain would gaze on thee, Again beneath this aged tree ; And fain would think those hours renew'd. Those hours so much with bliss imbued : Fain would believe as I believed, Again alas ! .to be deceived. And O thoù angel fair, would I Believe in love's delusions Fain would I cheat the very sigh, The lines upon my thoughtful brow. But nay, this lone and lovely spot Which may not, cannot, be forgot, Calls forth from memory's weary waste The vows that love had vainly traced ; And tells of blasted hope, of woe That withers up the heart, that Oh, Too fondly thought one woman worth All else that breaths of bliss Ay thought her all that could be giver. By hope, by -happiness or Heaven ; And yet was doom'd to wake and find Itself undone b in Heaven, c»rc ; f letl mirth and misery ; think of all the hours to muse BMM tears ? earth ; womankind ; the bubble burst, tho' bright, With all tho things of love anil light ! And yet I may not, cannot chide The heart that hath undone, I cannot summon now that pride Which first thy frailties won : I cannot kill thee with a kiss, Nor dream of thee without a bliss ; I cannot call thee false,'and yet I know thou didst thy vow forget ; I cannot wish thee ought than all The joys that may to mortals fall ; I cannot even think of thee Without a thrill of ecstacy And wert thou Thy errors all would be forgot, And tears would start, and transport be Mingled with much of misery. I u upon this spot. FORD BARD. MISCELLANY. The liurons; A CANADIAN TALK. At the head of Lake Ontario, a long, narrow strip of land separates its clear waters, from u small expanse generally known as Burlington Bay. Along the northern part of the beach, as this strip is called, close under the residence ol Brant, the Mohawk chieftain, a number of detached pictur esque trees grow u|>ou tho sand, curiously festoon ed with gigantic vines, interwoven among their branches, anil in the ground beneath, at short in* tervals, are many square artificie! hollows, the re* mains of a fortified camp of a party of the Huron Indians, who resisted the original invasion of their hunting grounds, when the French first attempted to establish military posts in that remote wilder* ness. At first sight it seems strange that the Hurons should have advanced so far to meet the enemies of their independence; buta cursory inspection of the map will serve to show that in taking this ad vanced position they were guided by a military eye of no common perspicuity. The country on their right and left was covered with a forest pen etrable only by Indians; rude ascents and steep precipices rose in the midst of it; presenting a vast rampart of great extent against access from the low country. It is evident, from the choice of their position, that the liurons expected the French to arrive in boats; and to prevent them from penetrating into Burlington Bay was, without doubt, the motive which induced them to prefer it. Whether they were ever attacked in that position is no longer re membered, but an adventure of a party of them during the time they were encamped at this place is not excelled by any demonstration of resolution in the records ot ancient heroism. The French had in the meantime constructed Fort St. Louis at the mouth of the river Niagara, at which the Indians became alarmed, and sent out a strong detachment who intrenched them selves on the rising ground of the opposite bank, where Foit George is now situated. in taking this new position, which evidently de monstrated courage and defiance, the liurons did not sufficiently consider the superiority which the French possessed in their boats. It was easy at any time for the garrison at Fuit St. I*ouis to at tack the Indian intrenchments; but the Hurons had no engines capable of disturbing the embat tled walls and sheltered quarters of their enemies. The few rude canoes which they had formed on the spot were unfit for war-like purposes. What was wanting to these brave people in the machinery of war was supplied by their ingenuity; they employed their canoes in fishing, and the sen tinels on the walls ef the fortress were frequently found pierced with arrows. This annoyance from the canoes inflamed the garrison, and it was deter mined to dislodge the Indians. The night appointed for the enterprise was at the change of the moon, when no light save that of the star« could shine upon the adventure. The command was given to Chevalier La Porte, a young officer of aspiring bravery, and beloved by all the garrison. The boats belonging to the for tress were collected, torches were prepared, and grenades, together with many other instruments of combustion, to fire the stakes and fences of the Indian fortification. The enterprise was against warriors who were never known te have yielded. The Hurons had no intelligence of these pre parations, but their natural sagacity apprised them that they could not expect to remain long in their strong hold unmolested. While their enemies were concerting the means of their destruction, they were no less active in augmenting their de fence. In this crisis the incident took place which we have now to describe. preparations for the expedition were d, the wife of La Porte was induced While the going for war by the beauty of the weather to embark with her child for a sail under the walls of Fort St. Louis. The wind happened to blow strong from Lake On tario, and she in consequence directed her pinnace to be rowed under the lee of the high banks, the liver. In the course of this little excursion the boat up drawn into one of the whirlpools; and though saved from the vortex by the dexterity of the rowers, was thrown over towards the Cana dian shore, and captured by some Indians, who were fishing near the spot. La Porte, on hearing of the misfortune of his lady and child, became impatient to rescue them, and to revenge the insults he conceived his wife must hare suffered. Accordingly it wa* deter mined that the attack on the Indian camp shodd after dark tr*op s be made on that uight; and were embarked, ft was a gloomy night—the sky waa overcast—the wind was gusty—the wrier of the lake was muddy and troubled—and the heav ens and the earth were ominously darkened as if fate frowned on the expedition. But nevertheless, the gallant Frenchman reached the Canadian shore and approached in silence towards the palisades of the Indian encampment. The liurons, in the joy of having taken pris oner the wife of their most intrepid adversary, had spent the fore part of (he evening in revelry and gladness; bur, tired of their feasting, when the French approached, were in a profound sleep, '!, d read lest of danger, were without their usual watch. Butthere was a faithful dog among them; and the soft footing of the enemy's advance could not be concealed from his vigilant ears. As they drew near he began to bark—first at intervals; but his alarm gradually became louder and louder, until he roused the Indians from their fatal securi ty. While they were rallying, La Porte ailvan ced his troops dose to the palisades, and poured a shower of fire and lead through the apertures.— The Indians, notwithstanding their surprise and confusion, made a desperate resistance. They mounted their assigned posts, and, with heroic re solution, defended themselves against their ene mies, who having scaled the enclosure, advanced upon them sword in hand, cutting down all who opposed their progress. In the meantime, Lu Porte, anxious to rescue his wife, frequently called her aloud by nanc; and at last she heard hta voice and replied with an ex clamation of joy The Indians, on hearing this, believed she was the object of the enterprise, and formed a rampart arountl her, and the infant she held in her arms. The French attucked them with the animation pe culiar to their character; but it was vain. The Indians repulsed them with their spears, and rais ed a wall of the slain before them. La Porte, al most distracted, commanded the tuiches and bustiblc to be lighted, and the wigw iu which pappooses of (he tarifons wem r» fire.—The flames spread will* the sq lodged appalling rapidity—thesh/. ieks & screams of the burning victims pierced ei en the hearts of the in* furiated Frenchmen; but the Indians stood in tfteir places like adamant, with a constancy of pu rpo s e that the adventurer* of (European war have never surpassed. By the light of the flames, the Indi ans were enabled to make a fearful retaliation— they bent their bows and drew arrows from their quivers, and in the first shower of their shafts ev ery arrow bore a message to the heart of an one« my. Another such desolating volley had destroy ed the French, but at this crisis one of die sach ems, fixing his eyes on La Porte, called onhia In dian companions to stay their arrows for a moment: and placing one on his own bowstring, he levelled ft the breast of the intrepid Frenchman, The Hachent was standing at the time beeid# Madame La Porte, and from that circumstance he was protected from the muskets of the assailantf. On both sides there was a pause—the fate of L,n Porte seemed inevitable—when h>9 lady, with tV utmost presence of mind, as the bow was drajipgi to its full bent, snatched a burning brand and Math* ed it at the head of the sachem—the arrow drop ped harmless at his feet, the French raised a about — La Porte rushed on the sachem, and sabred him to the ground. This decided the contest fair a time. The Indians made no further resistance, but fled the encampment, and abandoned ftjl (p their enemies. Here the curious sagacity of (he Indians in this desperate condition of their affairs, showed itself. On escaping from the entrenchment of the eauip, instead of scattering themselves, they all in stinctively ran as if they had been directed by a command, to a spot where the boats of their ene mies were lying, and eu» them adrift. They plan* ted themselves under the bank, and, with bent bows and fixed arrows, waited the return of the French. La Porte, when he found their camp a bandoned, mustered his men, and led them back to where they had left the boats with the inten tion of re-embarking. The French drew noar' and went straight to embark; those who were fore most gave the alarm that the boats were g one. In the same moment a shower of Indian arrows mads dreadful havoc among them. La Port* was stand ing with his wife amlher child leaoing on his arm, when this terrible ambuscade so suddenly burst upon his men. But possessing that prcsenco of mind which qualified him to undertake the difficult enterprise in which hs was engaged, he directed his wife to lie down with her child,and calling to such of the soldiers as had torches and combusti bles, to light them and to plant them on the ground, he charged the Indians in their lurking places un der the bank and before many of t'-em could to* cape, he was their master again. The cert tost woo now equal. The Indiana however rallied on the top ot the bank; and torches illuminating the shore, enabled them to take perfect aim at the French. La Porte,though he escaped himself,saw with dred. ful feeling his men falling around him on# by oria, By this time the garrison of Fort St. LoutMOX* ious spectators, had discerned by the lights on the shore that the boats were thrown adrift, and justly apprehending from that circumstance that their comrades had the worst of the conflict, man ned the two or three boats which remained at the garrison, and went to their assistance. They ar rived at the critical moment when the Chevalier La Porte and his few remaining companions were exhausted with fatigue and their ammunition near The reinforcements cheered the French and dismayed the Indians, who neverthe less, with the constancy of their fearless natore, maintained themselves upon the top of the bank, and the heaven» having by this time cleared up, their tall forms, darkly seen by starlight, present ed conspicuous targets, as it were to the aims of tie French; thus, in their turn, they fell as fast at he soldiers of La Porte, whom they had so nearly testroyed. Victory being now decidedly with the French, La Porte was anxious to re-embark hie few remaining men; butas the Indians stood firm, the honor of the French would not permit them to listen to prudent counsels, and with one voice thay declared \heir determination not to retreat. 7 In the mean time Madam La Porte, who with her child had continued lying on the ground, to escape the arrows of the Indians, during a short pause in the battle raised herself, holding her child in her arms, to see the aspect of ths conflict: while in this position she was discovered by an In dian, and almost at the same moment the infant was pierced W'th an arrow. She felt him shudder; »nd then he was dead; but she clung to the lifeless body, an«l again stretched herself on the ground. '•At this moment La Porto seeing the firmness *f the Indians was not tobe overcome by attack ing them in front despatched a f'ewot his men un der the bank of the river to attack them in ths war. This mantcuvre was successful.—The lndj. ans, finding themselves between two fires, uttered a wild shout, and again fled; but it was not the light of defeat. They rallied in the darkness, and before the French could catch them, they were descending to the lauding placed through a' n&j. pad) which wound through the bushes towards the bank where the boats lay. Hera they found Madamo La Porte lying ou the ground, still em bracing her lifeless infaut, und one of them was cn the point of despatching her with his toma hawk. It happened however, that among French who hail fallen, there was oue who, though severely wounded, was able to use his right arm, with which he grasped his sword. Seeing the il oi the lady, at the same moment the Hi sed the tomahawk, the wounded man, with a des perate effort, plunged his sword into the heart of the savage. By the exertion he in, the same mo ment expired. uaws and to be set U ntled. Im ptr uron ran At day light the two bodies wero seen as they died. The liuliuu, holding the tomahawk, was stilt in the same position, though he lay upon hta back, in which he had raised his arm; and the Frenchman's sword stoud in the heart ot the In dian, grasped seemingly with the energy with winch it had been fixed there.