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We arc indebted to Captain Cam, of the steamboat
Cincinnati, (or the St Augustine of 60t mat,
bom -huh moextract the following .
Omr Indian oi<urt?Pour negroe* belonging to Mij
B D Hfftot, who were capluroed by the Indian*, in
1835, made their escape and delivered thematlye* up at
Fort Pevteo, (Moultrie.) on the morning of the 4th inat.
They were delighted to rejoin the whites, and conplua
of hard fare among the Indian*; they have been living
on nothing hot roonfy. oligiort, and JLsh, since they
have been with the Indiana They represent the In
dians entirely destitute of com.
They state that there aia a number of negroes now at
Mai Henot'a plantation engaged in preparing coonty,
under the *u per in tender** uf some Indian.
They communicate important information relative to
the plans and situation of the enemy The Indians,
they say, have no idea of emigrating. Powell and At
pinki, are their master spirits.
The buildings at Volusia and Fort Mtlloa have been
bwml by the Indians 'Ihis fact proves bow far their
promises are to be relied upon. "They made a promise
U> Col. Harney previous u> the evacuation of Fort Mel
lon, that the buildings sliould be preserved.
We learn from Fort King that the Indiana have left
that vicinity.
Gen J? sup is at Tampa Bay.
The post at Musquito is to be re-established by order
of Gen. Jesup. 1 roops have been aeut down for that
Col. Harney ha* been ordered to Washington for I be
purpose of getting men to fill up the companies of the
2d regiment of dragoons
The Rick mnd Poor?In these days of " Ixwo Foco
wm," " Agranamsro '* and mairv other " tarns," a voice
from the dead ruay come to m with more power than
from tha living, who may be suspected of interested
motives in what Ukv aay The following ejtract from
the pen of one of the greatest men the world hi* ever
seen, M peculiarly apptwible at tuia lime ?frooidtmt
The laboring people are only poor because they arc
numerous. Nuratwt ? in their nil tire imply poveriv.
In a (air distribution among a vast multitiide, none ran
have much Tnat class of dependent pensioners called
the rich, is so small, thst if all their thro*U were cut,
ami a distribution made of all tbev consume in a yeir,
it woo Id not give a bit of bread and cheese for one
mjiit's supper to th??e who libor. and who, in reality,
fe?<l both the pensioners and Utemselves.
But the throats of the rich ought not to lie cut, nor
their magazine's plundered . because, in their persons
they are trustee* for those who labor, anil their Itoirdt
are I he banking houses of th'-se latter Whether they
mean it or not, they do, in effect execute trust? some
with more some with {ess fidelity and judgment?But
on the whole, the duty ia performed, and every thing re
turns, deducting from every trifling commission and dis
co jnt, to the place from whence it arose When the
poor rue to destroy the rich they act a* wisely fur their
own purpose* as when thev burn mills and throw corn
into the river to make bread cheap
Nothing can be so base and wicked a* the political
canting language "the laboring poor " Let compas
sion be shown in action, the more the better, *ccordmg
to every nun'i ability, but let their be no lamentation*
of their condition. It is no relief to their miserable cir
cum*tance* ; it is only an insult to their miserable un
derstandings. It arise* from a total want of charity or
a total want of thought. Want of one kind was never
relieved by want of a ny other kind Patience, labor
aobnefy, frugality and religion ahould be recommended
to them; all the rest is downright fraud. It i* horrible
to call them the "once happy laborer."?Burke.
GovBBMHETr AND People ?Old fa*hioned.republi
eanism, in thu good country, considered that ibe go
vernment ar>d the people were part and parcel of the
aame thing, that the Government wa* the People, or
rather that the People wan the Government?but a new
light ha* sprung up, the government of the United State*
mu*t be *eparated from the people, and, instead of the
officer* elected, to fill high olR-e*, being aertanlt of
those who elected them, they must become independent
of them, and emphatically their master* Carry out the
Sub-Treasury scheme ami give into the keeping of the
President and person* appointed by him, all the public
money, and you make him the most powerful individual
on earth, so that the Emperor Nichols*, of Russia,
would be a fool to him Mr. Van Buren would take no
advantage of it, but Mr Biddle might be elected the
neat four years, and who would answer for turn, " Eter
nal vigilance is the price of liberty." I*t us look well
to changes which will give great power to Executive
officers, and, least of all. " auch change a* this will bring
?*." Should the Sub-Treasury scheme be carried into
effect at the present time of convulsion arid trouble, the
probability is that more than half of the beat men in
New Vork would be destroyed. Many men are for de
stroying the employer, but how that is to benefit the
emplyed. we are yet to know ?Sew York Timet
FOR SALE, OR BARTER, for proj>crty
in the citv of New Vork, or land* in Illi
nois, the following valuable property in the
village of Oswego :
The rapid growth of Oswego, it* nn
suroassel advantages and great prospects, are too well
and too generally known to require 11 particular descrip
ID* A very minute description of the property is deem
iinnec?;ft*ary as it ii pwHUincd thfit ptircliviom 11vine
at a distance will come and see, fiefore they conclude a
bargain. Suffice it to say, that it is among the very best
in the place.
117 None but lands of the first quality, with a perfectly
clear title, and free of incumbrance, will be taken in ex
Letters post paid, addressed to the subscriber, at
Oswego, will meet with prompt attention. An ample de
scription of the property offered in exchange is requested.
. J* East Oswroo.?The Eagle Tavern and Store ad
joining, on hirst street, with a dwelling house and stables
onSncond *treet, being original village lot no. 50, 66 feet
on f irst street, running east 200 feet to Second street.
I ne south half, or original village lot no. 44, being 33
feet on First street, running east 200feet to Second street
with the buildings erected thereon.
The north-east comer of First and Seneca (late Tau
run) street*, being 99 feet on F'irst, ami 100 feet on Sene
castreets. with the buildings erected thereon-comprising
part of original village lots nos 41 and 42
P?ch wit> ? dwelling, fronting Second street;
tmZsrJXfc"**' >??**>?>?->*?<
ho""'' [?ri'-"n:l1 village lot no. 26,1
being 66 feet on first street, running west a!mut 2.V) feet
across the canal into the river, so that it has four fronts. '
In Wot Oswicoo.-Lot corner of Fifth an-l Seneca
(late Taurus) streets, opposite the pub|,c square. Iieinson
peneca street 143, and on Fifth street 198 feet, withdwell
ing. coach house, stabling,and Harden. The latter is well
stocked With the best and rarest fruit, ornamental shrub
Ik ry, flower*, ocr
by wtS'n den;,Lhe ^ on
Six lot* on First street, each 22 feet in \
front, rulining east 100 feet to Water
street, with the buildings thereon.
The Wharf and Ware houses on Wa- .K7! ^'rnprts
ter street, opposite the foregoing, being Ioriginal
132 feet on Water street, and running f loU no
east alKiut 110 feet to the river. [This 3 an,J *?
wharf has the deepest water in the inner
Lot corner of Scnr,., an,j Second ,treets, 2, f
on Seneca, and Of, feet on Second streets. Five Lots ad
joining the foregoing to the east, each being 22 feet on
Srneca street by 66 feet .n depth. The almve being part
of the original village lot no. 36 * '
The north half of block no. 63, bein, 200 feet on Utica
KreeU ?e X "" rhin) ?"'J fourth
?*^?L?deBn TVCT ~Lo,n? [? Montcalm street,
fieing 200 feet deep, and nnning north along Montcalm
street several hundred feet into the Lake. nicatm
LoU no.^2 and^3, Montcalm ^street, each 66 by 200 ft.
13, 14, and 15,being 315 ft. on Bronson st.
210 on V an Uuren st.
v ? . . , , , on Eighth st.
i P r. 1 1 of lot no. 96, corner of Van llumn
nd Eighth Streets, being 200 f,-et on Van Ruren, and US
I eet on Eighth streets. ? *
^^Vl'iw'ieer' r0rn"r ?f Cay"8* ,,n', Ei?hlh street*.
LoU 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, on Cayuga st. 66 liy |m ft
VlwTset <:"yU" "nd "reeu. 108
89, s. w . corner of ,|0( 1?? bv 10', ft
70, on Seneca St.. 60 by Ids feet.
V?' ! rjZT.?f 66 hy I9S ft.
by i04fee7 rSrt'"yl"r ''reVts, 198
59. on Seneca street. 66 by 198 feet.
byeioTfe,7 ?f 8cnec" on'1 ?"'?rio streets, 198
76, *. w. corner of do. 198 hy I .To ft
M, n. e. corner of do. t;w |I 1(M f,
46, 47, 48, 49, on Schuyler St., 66 by 198 ft
The incumbrances on the whole of this property do not
exceed aixteen thousand dollars, which may either re
main, or if desired, can lie cleared off.
Oswcfo, N. Y? Aug. 22, 1837. ?* '
ss ss
after Monday neat.lh. II IULUI,IWcan ?iii Wr*r?
the depol in (hi* ciijr (or Baltifoore ai 0 o'clock A. M., la
st*-ad of 9 3-4 A M , u krrrU)(an.
The ekjeet ol ttua iltrntu* u la leader c*fUM ihe u
llfil of Utr iraia at lUuwm earl* enouflt to afford
ample lime hut paasenfers going North to take tbe ateaaa
feoat. which aon departs daily for Philadelphia, at half past
IS o'clock.
The afternoon train will, aa krrrUifure, leaM Ike depot
at a quarter after 5 o'clock, P M.
f*?? dft&wtf
(Globe, Satire American, Alexandria Gazelle, and Po
tomac Advocate.)
? 7 Buildings. and n?-?r Fuller's llutel. reepeclfullv
bej leave lo inform ikeir fnenda and the public in general,
that they hare lately fitted ap, and juat opened, the large
store formerly occupied by Jaoea <St Co., drugnsla, foe
Ike accommodation of their patrons i* ikat part of the cay
?h?rr they have laid to a atoat tilciii't stock of FALL
and WINTER goods, cousmio* of the following choice
lity has come in. It is shown by official returns
the importations and expo nations of specie,
the year, very neurly balance each other.?
pnntiiy in the country, at this moment, accord
. the estimate* and statements we have received
the Treasury Department, is nearly three times
?at as it was four years ago. The means to en
tbe batiks to resume and sustain specie pay
i are, therefore, ample and unquestionable, as
merino do , shoulder brace*, union do-, (two excellent ar
ticles for the support of the hark and expansion of the
ekest,)?uss elastic suspenders, buckskin do., silk, kid, and
backakin r loves, Ate.
Sept. IA losll
The session of the medical depart
M K S r of this Institution, a ill (commence on the
laat Monday of Ocuy?er next, and continue until the last
day of February.
H. Willis Bulky, M. D-, Prefcssor of Anatomy sod
Hcxir HoWill), M D , Professor of 0*>ate tries, aad of
the Diseases of Women and Children.
Michael A. Fiwlev, M D. Pmfessor of Pathology,
arxl of the Practice of Medicine.
Robert E. Dorset, M D , Pwff??or if Materia Mi
ll ica, Therapeutics .Hygiene, and Medical Junspru*
William R Fisher, M. D , Professor of Chemistry
and Pharmacy.
John Frederick Mat, M. D-, Professor of the Pan
ciples ami Practice of Surgery.
ELLt* Hiohks, M. D., Demonstrator of Anatomy.
In making this annual announcement, the Truilees re
spectfully state, that, in addition lo a Medical Faculty of
treat ability, baling high claims to jrublic confidence and
patronage, this Department of the I niversity of Maryland
offers other and peculiar advantages to Student* for the
?eqaisiliou of Medical knowledge Placed in the most
favorable climate for attending to dissections, and pos
sessim; commodious rooms for lhat purpose, the I niversi
ty of Maryland commands an unequalled supply of Mitt
rtal for the prosecution of the study of Practical An Atom ,
such, indeed, is the abundance of Subjects, that the I m-,
feasor of Surgery will afford to t>u Sludsnlt an opportunity
of performing tkrmt'tres, tinder his direction, roery Surgi
cnl operation .?a great practtc*l udrinttgr, not heretofore
furnished, in any of our Medical Schools
This University has also an Anatomical Museum,
founded oo the extensive collection of the celebrated Al
len Burns, which became its properly by purchase, at
great expense; arid to this collection numerous additions
have been annually made :?and. of late, many very valu
able preparations have been procured from France and
Italy?which together afford ample means to make a great
variety of illustrations of healthy and diseased structure.
The Baltimore Infirmary, Jong and favoraMy known as
an excellent school of practice, is connected with the Me
dical Department, and furnishes every class of disease for
the practical elucidation of the principles taught, by the
Professors of the Practice of Medicine and of Surgery?
who, besides their regular lectures, will l.npart Clinical
instruction, at the Infirmary, at slated periods, in each
week during the Session.
The Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus of this
University, is of peat extent and value, rnqch of it having
been selected in Europe, by the lale 'distinguished Pro
fessor De Butts. And to a Laboratory, provided with
every ihing necessary for a Course of Chemical instruc
tion, are united the numerous and varied articles required
to illustrate the lecturcs on Pharmacy and Materia Me
Neither expense nor care has been spared to secure for
the University of Maryland the facilities necessary for
the acquisition of a thorough Medical Education.
For attending the Lectures of six Professors,
each - - - - - $15 90
For attending the Dissector and Demonstrator, 8
For attending Clinical Lectures and instruc
tion at the Infirmary, .... 5
For attendance on the Lectures of six Profes
sors, ....... g90
Graduation and Diploma, .... 20
The whole being only 213 dollars.
But Students who have attended one course of Lec
tures in another respectable Medical School, may gradu
ate here after they have attended one ftill course in this
University?where the course of instruction is as com
plete as that of any other Medical School?each Profes
sor beinsr, in tins institution, required to lecture' every
day?and where, from ihe facility with which SUB
JECTS are procured, Dissections can be prosecuted with
more ease, and at less expense, than at any other place:
?here too, good boarding can be engaged, on as cheap
terms as in any other Atlantic City.
His Excellency Thomas W. Veazy, Governor of Ma
ryland, President of the Board of Trustees.
The Hon. Roger B. Tancy, Provost.
Nathaniel Williams, William Gwynn,
Vice President. Dr. Hanson Penn,
John Nelson, James Wm. McCtilloh,
Solomon Etling, Henry V. Somerville,
Isaac McKim, Dr. Samuel McCulloh,
Dr. Dennis Claude, and
James Cox, John G. Chapman.
Bv order,
Baltimore, 20th August, 1837. twllN5
MRS. GASSAWAY has taken the pleasant nnd com
modious house at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave
nue and l()th street, which she will open for the reception
of Boarders, on the 1st of SeptembcJ next. Mrs. G. will
take cither yearly or trail sclent boarders.
Aug. 21. ( 4t7.
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ON the first of July, W, commenced the tenlh volume
of the Knickerbocker, or New York Monthly Mag*,
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known and tM>p<ilar series of nuiuliers?such as the " IKids
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Past and Present State of American Litewture ; South
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wtmh Liter.it.ire and the f ine Arts; Eary Historj- of
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" The progress of the Knickerbocker is still onw>rd. It
is conducted w ith decided ability, is copious and varied
in its contents, and is printed in a superior style, .it this
season we have little space for literary extracts,and cinnot,
therefore, enable those of our readers who m?v n?t see
this Magazine, to judge of its merits, otherwise than upon
our assurance that they are of a high order."?A'ew York
" We have found in the Knickerlmcker so much to ad
mire and so little to condemn, that we can hardlv trust
ourselves to speak of it from first impressions, as we could
n<.t do so without b-ing suspected of extravagant prtise."
It is not surpassed by any of its contemporaries ?t home
or abrond. It sustains high ground in all the re.iiisitei
of a Magncinr, and w e are pleased to see thnt its nerits
?re appreeuited abroad as well as at home.?Alb',, lr
I his monthly pcnrnliea! is now so well known that it
hardly needs commendation, having est.-,I,I,shed for itself
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cations in the land. ?.V. I . Journal nj Cnm
"The Kr.ickciWkcr seems to increase in nttracti>ns as
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tributions unsurpassed in numlier or ability."?S'at Int
"The work is ir. the highest* degree creditable to the
litrmfure of our country. ?WVmV U1t>hr,
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riodieul. and rejoice m them. They would do credit to
any country or to any state of civilization to which hu
JfoZn" ^ amve'l"~-rf?rry"'' Metrofolitan
U ^in inj-"rrr''' our omi*?ion to
notice the "ereral numbers of the Knickerlmcker ? they
have appeared, that we have there lost sight of it. charac
l:rsTrrarnJ " I'" become decidedly
,nThe proprietors
have suceee,led in procuring for its pages thefir? talent
fore^V^r ' "Vi"^'10 a"lfronl distijiguished
forriffti tource*. ?Aew 1 ork Mirror.
? J --T1 ?rrH"in": tothe spirit
^ niTt^ . V r contained in this periodica!, a,
being radically Amman, sod a* highly honorable to our
literature ? "It tit** tto Mini of
? ito u boldly ??d .Ny 4
?TWrt ii MPuUteatia* iw; A* ?>*Jr w* 'Jf*"*
/f(J_ ik, ,n ccmaSry, u4 fras iKh eewtiwiiii I* the "?
iiJa the Knickerbocker , mU ii ?ever 4??w*?Mto o?f ??
ueipauora."?Qwfar Mtmmy
'? |u Clients ? of ml excellence Md vwtoty. No
.Wrtnx-m ? pehulMd to decline. ?tow?w ? ^
3-t with /-f??
-TVs iarncaa Magazine tad? fw* to n'?l som 01
oar best English momWi? It ?*uu? ?"**> very eseel
lea* artte\f : ?L~d?m AOmt.
? |U contents are spirited, ??D ?*ee?red, and well
written"??T 8. UtxtUt. .
? in oar bu?Ue opinion, this is the be* bterwy P?bu
cation is the I niuJ ?*?, ?<**
patronage u Ku received."?(S C.) / <Uttop*.
Tbms ?Five dollars per anaum, in ?ar5nr': "
dollar. tor six month. Two vohunes are ~?jf^
n the rear coamranu with the January and July n-?m
ZT Every Postmaster .. the United Stale. u, .-.ite
med to receive eubacnpUone Five copaesferw arded for
taintr dollsra. Address Clmrk <f Edmm, Proprietor*. lt?i
Broad* ay.
A M**?**? *f P~*V. Bftrfh,, md Crtitum,
Inked MonMf. ?sM tpltndtd UlmstraHo** ?" ?**?
HiLE nearly every country M the old world ran
boast of ita collected body of national Poetry, on
wbaeh Uk ml of a people's CtvonMl jiKi^ment ^ '*eB
get. and whi'h exhibits to fcjreign nations m the moat
striking light the progress ofeirili*atu?a and literary re
Anrfif nt ainoiiy iU inhabitants , while England, especial
ly, proudly dwp'aya to the world a carpy aort-ra- the
lasire of whose .uuuortxl wreath haa ahed a Brighter fr"7
upon her name 1U11 the most splendid triumphs which
her ataleanoen and her aoldiery have achieved. our own
country aeem? destitute of poeue honors. Apvtart, we
sav for although no full collection of the tktf <f *?"*** <*
our'writers haa been made, yet thne exist, and are occa
sionally to he met with productions of American poets
which will bear comparison with the noblest and m?*t
polished effort* of European ?emua, ami which claim tor
America aa hi?H ? rank 1* the acale of literary deration
aa i? now ceded to older and in aome reapeeta more la
Tored lamia . .
Impreaaed w ith the comctneaa of thia judgment we
| proiov to i>!>ue a roc.ithly mafaaine ahich ahall contain
in a perfect uiirnutilaUil iontt, tlie moat mertlorioua awl
1 beautiful effu>iotn of the poet a of America, of the pa?t
, and prment time, with auch introductory, cntical.ana
biorrmphic no?ice?a? ahall be neceaaary to a eorn-ct1 under
1 atandui* of the worka presented to the reader, and to add
interest to the publication. TlHiae wfc<? imaeine that
there exiata a dearth o< matenala for auch an undertahui*.
mln> beliere that the Aonian Mmda hate contintd tiieir
richest (avora to our trannatlantie brethren to the r*c,u
at<?B of i.aure gentua, will t* aurpriaed to leurn that we
are already in pnaaeaaiou of more than two hundred vol
urtM-s of the production of American !>urd?, from about the
year l(v? to the present ?*??>?. Nor i* it from these iwurcea
alone that roatenala may he drawn. There arc but few
writers in our country who pursue authorship a* ? ?oca
j tion, and whose works have tieen published in a collected
' form. Our poets, especially, hane (fenerally written for
| particular occasions, with the remembrance of which
their productions bat e jtotie to re?rt, or their effusions hai e
t? en carelessly inserted in |ienndicala of slieht merit and
limited circulation, where they were unlikely to attract
notice to themselres, or draw attention to their authors
The *rass of the field or flowers of the wilderness are
growing orer the ashes of many of the highly gifted who,
thr\?u<h the ?1 Id and romantic regions of our republic,
hare scattered poetry in '?ingots bright fiom the mint of
jrenius" and glowing with the impress of beauty and the
spirit of truth, in quantities sufficient, were it known and
appreciated as it would be in other countries, to secure
to them in honorable reputation throughout the world.?
Such were liarnev. author of ? CrysUhna' ?nd the ' f eter
Dream.'Sands, author of ' Vamoyden Wilcox, aulhor
of the ' Are of Benerolenee Robinson, author of 'The
Savage Little, the sweet and tender poet of Christian
feeling, the lamented Bramard. ami many beside, whose
writings are almost unknown, save by their kindred asso
ciates and frtends.
With the names of those poets who w ithin the last few
years have extended the reputation ol American lite
rature beyond the Atlantic, Hrvant, Dana. Percnal,
Sprajue, Sigourney, V\ hittier, VS illis, 6cc. tlie public are
familiar ; and we can assure them that there exists, though
long forgotten and unknown, a mine of poetic wealtn,
rich, varied and extensive, which will amply repay the la
bor of exploring.it. and add undying lustre to th" crown
which cticucles the brow of American genius, in the pub
lication now proposed W'e shall rescue from the oblivion
to which thry have lon?r been consigned, and eniUilm in a
!,right and imperishable form the numl?erless ' gems of
purest ray.' with which our researches into the literary an
tiuulties of our country have endowetl us ; and we are con
fident that every lover of his native land will resard our
enterprise :j* patriotic and deservuut the support of the
citizens of the United Stales, as tending to elevate the
character of that country in the scale of nations, and as
aert its claims to the station to which its children entitles
it With this conviction we ask the patronage of the com
munity to aid us in our undertaking, conacious that we
are meriting its support by exhibiting to the world a proud
evidence that America, in the giant strength of her Hercu
lean rhildh<x*1, is destined ere Ion? to cope in the arena of
literature with those lands which lor centuries have last
ed their civilization and refinement, and justly exulted in
their triumphs of therr cherished sons in the noblest field
which heaven has opened to'the human intellect.
The A sir. it I can Asthowov will contain complete
works of a portion of the following?the moit popular of
our jwctic w ntcrs?and of the others, the best poems, and
such as are least generally known :
Adams, John Quincy Gould, Hannah F.
Allston, Washington Hallack, Fit* Greene
Barber, Joseph Harney, John M.
Barlow, Joel Hillhouse, John A._
Benjamin, Park Hoffman. Charles F.
Bogart, Elizabeth Mellen, (irenville
Brainerd, John G. C. Neal.John
Brooks, James G. Pcahody, 8. W O.
Bryant, William C. Percival, Jaini s G.
Clark, Willis G. Pieniont, John
Coffin, Robert S. Pmckney, Edward C.
Dana, Richard II. Prentice, George D.
Doane, George W. Rockwell, J. O.
] Drake, Joseph R. Sands, Robert C.
Dwieht, Timothy Sigourney, Lydia H.
Ellct, Eliza'x'th F. Spraene, Charles
Einbury, Emma C. Sutermeister, J. R.
Everett, Edward TrumbuH,-John
Fairfield, Sumner L. Wetmore, Prosper M.
Freneau, Philip W hittier, John G.
G alia slier, William D. Willis, Nathaniel P.
In addition to the poems of the above named authors,
selections, comprising the. best productions of more than
four hundred other American writers, will be given as the
work progresses.
The American Anthology will be published on the first
Saturday of every month. Each number will contain
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1 portraits on steel, with other illustrations.
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i to the principles of the Democratic party.
It lias lone been apparent U> many of tbe reflecting mem
bers of the Democratic party of the I'nited State*, that a
: periodical for the advocacy and diffusion of their political
principles, similar to those in such active and inB'iential
operation in England, is a drsuirratum of the lu&best im
portance to supply?a periodical which should unite with
the attractions of a sound and vigorous literature, a poli
tical character capable of giving elTicient support to the
doctrine* and measure* of that party, now maintained by
| a lar*e majority of the People. Discussing the If real
questions of polity before the country, expounding and
1 advocating the Deme> ratic doctrine through the roost able
| pen* that that party can furnish, in articles of greater
length, more condensed force, more elaborate research,
^ and more elevated tone than is possible for the newspaper
press, a Magazine of thi* character become* an instru
ment of inappreciable value for the enlightenment and
formation of public opinion, arid for the support of the
principle* which it advocate*. By these mean*, by thua
explaining awl defending the measure* of the Democratic
{?arty, and by always furnishing to the public a clear and
powerful commentary unon those complex question* of
policy which so frequently distract the country, and upon
which, imperfectly understood as they often are by
friends, and misrepresented and distorted as they never
fall to lie by political opponents.it i* of the utmost impor
j tance that the public should be fully and rightly informed,
it is hoped that the periodical in question may be made to
exert a beneficial, rational, and lasting influence on the
public mind.
Other consideration*, which cannot be tw o highly appre
ciated, will render the establishment and success of the
proposed Magazine of very great importance
In tbe mighty struggle of antagonist principle* which i*
now going on in society, the Democratic party of the Uni
ted State* stands committed to the world as the deposito
ry and exemplar of those cardinal doctrines of political
faith with which the anrr of thr Proplr in every age and
country is identified. Chiefly from the want of a con
venient means of concentrating the intellectual energie*
j of its disciples, thi* party ha* hitherto been almost wholly
unrepresented in the republic of letters, while the view*
and policy of its opposing creeds are daily advocated by
the ablest and most commanding effort* of genius and
In the Uxited State* Magazine the attempt will be
made to remove this reproach.
Tbe present is the time peculiarly appropriate for the
commencement of snch an undertaking. The Democratic
body of the Union, after a conflict which tested to the ut
termost it* stability and its principle*, have succeeded in
retaining possession of the ex> culive administration of
the country. In the consequent comparative repose trom
political (infe. the period is au?piciou? for organizing and
calling to it* aid anew and powerful ally of tin* charac
ter, interfering with none and co-operating with all.
Co-ordinate w ith thi* main design of Tnc United State*
Magazine, no care nor cost will be spared to render it, in
a literary point of view, honorable to the country, and fit
to cope in rigor of rivalry with it* European competitor*.
Viewing the English language as the noble heritage and
common birthright of all who *peak the tongue of Millon
and Shakapeare, It will be the uniform object of it* con
ductor* to present only Ihe finest productions in the van
I ou* branches of literature that can Ik- procured, and to
diffuse the benefit of correct models of taste and worthy
In this department the exclusivenes* of party, which i*
inseparable from the political department of such a work,
will have no place. Here we all stand on a neutral
ground of equality and reciprocity, where those universal
j principle* of taste to which we are all alike subject, will
alone lie recognized as the common law-. Our political
principle* cannot be compromised, but our common litera
ture it w ill be our common pride to cherish and extend,
w ith a liberality of feeling unbiassed by partial or minor
As the United Stales Magazine is founded on the
broadest basis which the means and influence of the De
mocratic party in the United States can present, it is in
tended to render it in every respect a thoroughly Nation
al Work, not merely designed for ephemeral interest and
attraction, but to continue of permanent historical value.
With thin view a considerable portion of each numlier will
be appropriated to the following subjects, in addition to
the general feature* referred to above :
A general summary of Political and of Domestic Intel
ligence, digested in the order of the States, comprising all
the authentic important facts of the preceding month.
General Literary Intelligence, Domestic and Foreign.
General Scientific Intelligence, including Agricull)iral
Improvements, a notice of all new Patents, 6ic.
A condensed account of new work* of Internal Im
provement throughout the Union, preceded by a general
view of all now in operation or in progress.
Military and Naval New*, Promotions, Changes, Move
ments, itc.
Foreign Intelligence.
Biographical obituary notice* of distinguished person*.
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or an enlarged numlier vvitl be published, containing a ge
neral review and history of its proceedings, a condensed
abstract of important official document*, and the'acts of
the Ression.
Advantage will also lie taken of the mean* concentrated
in thi* establishment from all quarters of the Union, to
collect and digest *uch extensive statistical observation*
on all the most important interests of the country aa can
not fail to prove ol very great value.
This portion of the work will lie separately paged, so
a* to admit of binding by itself, and will lie furnished vilh
a Copious index, *o that the United State* Magazine will
also constitute a Compi.KTK Axni-al Registkk. on a
scale unattempted liefore. and of very great importance to
all clatnt, not only as affording a current and combined
view, from month to month, of the subjects which it will
j comprise, but also for record and reference through future
years; the value of which will increase with the duration
of the work.
Alliiough in its political character the United State*
Magazine addresses it* claims 10 the support of the De
mocratic party, it is hoped that its other feature* referred
to above?independently of the desirable object of becom
ing acquainted with the doctrines of an opponent thu*
advocated?will recommend it to a libera! and candid
support from all parties, and from the large class of no
I To promote the popular objects in view, and relying up
| on the united support of the Democratic party, a* well as
from others, the price of atibscripnon 1* fixed at the low
rate of fivr Hnllara per annum; while in mechanical ar
rangement, and in size, quantily of matter, &c., the Uni
ted Stales Magazine will la- placed on a par at least with
the leading monthlies of Englnnd. The whole will form
three large octavo volumes caeh year.
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the publisher*.
At a regular meeting of the Democratic Republican Gen
eral Committee, of the city nnd county of New-York,
held at Tammany Hall, on Thursday evening, April 6,
The prospectus issued by Messrs. Langtree ft, O'SulIi
van, for the publication, at the city of Washington, of a
monthly magazine, lo be entitled the United States Maga
zine and Democratic Review, having been presented and
read, it wa* thereupon,
Resolved unanimously, That, in the opinion of |hi*
Committee, the work referred to in the prospectus will
prove highly useful to the Democratic Party, and benefi
cial to the community ; that the plan of the work appears
to lie judiciously adapted to the attainment of the impor
tant object* announced by the publisher*, and we cordially
recommend it to the siipjxirt of our fellow citizens.
An extract from the minutes.
Edward SANDroRD Secretary.
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Washington, D C? March ?, 1337.
rot isj?
ON the first of January was pu*>i i?:.? d lite ?r*t nit: -
Um! ninth voltuaeof (be Aftiencaa Monthly M?. ?.
This w ill commence Ik xeood year of " the New >
of tbe American M'mth.'y " One year baa paaaed ?
by the union of tlx- Nf? England Madame w!?> ?
well established peri'slieal, the resoorees of a jwibli< *?
which ba<l previously s'lsor***! thoae of the Aw
Monthly Review and of lb* felted $Utea Mara, ?
?ere all concentrated in the American Mottfhlt V
sine ; (mng at once to broad a tarn to the work ...
?tamp its national character and enaure ita pern.*:,.
The oumher of page*, which hare each moii'h tic..
one hundred, was at the aame time inercnaed. Jo u. ..
room i<.ir au additional auppiy of orunnaJ matter . : ?
number of the work tbrou^iMMit tbe year Lar b?en
mented with an enfranne, exeeutf>d l?y the fijxt ?r..
the cooutry. How far the iitemry eor.lenu of lh> M
line hare kept pnee with tbeae secondary imprm- <
ttic public are lite beat judfe*. The aim of ti* propr
ha* fieen from the fir*t Uj eataljlish a periodi- v
ahonld have a tor,* and character of ;U u?n: au<! w
while r< ndered ?uf!icieoUy amusiair to www m r -
tion.abould ever keep for ita main object the pmm<<:
jiood tuate, and tound. ritoroun mid feari??- trm v
on whatever aubiert it undertook to diaeuaa . wh* :
word, ahunld make ita way into palibr tavor. and ? ??. ?
ita claim* to conaideration, rather by what aia
found in ita paaea than by any eclat wlueh th?
popular '??MitntMitora. or the diaaemination of i?
iiamttraphti, could confer Nor ban the American Y
Had an) reason to regret having adofiU-d ai.d (ulio?
the counw pre?cril>ed to itself from the fir*t It (,4?
deed loxt both contntmtora and auliacnU ra t y the.:
some of ita papers ; but by tbe more enhehtened ??, ?
judged of tbe tendency <?(the work in the a;rr. t r
not by ita occasional difference of opinion w itb th< :ax
it has been sustained with spirit and liberality J'
been enabled to iwr;? from infancy ami dependaii ? .
extrinsic circumstances; and the quickening power'
many minda. laboring soccesairely or in unison. t.?*
fused vitality into the creation w hile shaping it irro ?
until now it ha* a living principle of it* own li ?+
come xometlunK, it is hoj>ed, which ?* tbe world
willingly let die,"
But though the suSocript ion list of the American M ; ?
has enlarged with tbe publications of everv nutn'# r
the last year, it is not yet sufficiently full to ju*- <\
publishers in carry ing into effect their plan of lr .
compensatine loth the regular contnliutor* and evf rv
ter Uiat furnishe* a casual paper for the ween V ?
literary la!?or in every department of a periodical i?
quat. lv thu? rewarded, can it fully sustain or merit t:,,
character which an occasional article irom a ?>.. :
popular pen may give.
If thc<ie views be just, there is no impertinence n, .
pealing here to the public to assist m furlht nng th<;, ,
promoting the prosperity of the American Monthly Vn. i
The work which is under the editorial chairrp of C F
Hoofnian and Park Benjamin, Eaq. wiB continue t.i
Biblished simultaneously on the first of every ibdi ?
ew York, by George Dearborn it Co., in Boston ( y (i .
Broader* St Co., communication* received at the Oil. .
No. 3*, Gold Street, New York.
This is a monthly magazine. der,.t.
chiefly to literature, but occasionally flridinf n
| for articles that fall within the scope of Science ; ard ,
professing an entire disdain of tasteful ttlrction*, tin...
its matter has been, aa it will continue to be, in the ii:.
Party politics and controversial theology, as far as [< <
si hie, are jealously excluded. They are aometmn* >
blended with discusaion* in literature or in moral s< ;.
j otherwise unobjectionable, as to gain admittance ! r tn
j sake of the more valualtle matter to w hich they adti' n
j but whenever tl^it happens, they are inctilrnlal onh r.<
j primary. They are aross, tolerated only becai^<
] not well lie setcred from the sterling ore whercwit-. it:?
l incoqiorated.
! Review* and Critical Notices occupy their due - '
! in the work; and it is the editor's aim that they m. ?
have a threefold tendency?to convey in a cotoJetiM.i
form, such valuable truths or interesting incident-' a? 1
embodied in the works reviewed,?to direct the r< ? > r'
attention to books that deserve to be read.?and to ?.m.
him against wasting time and money upon that lante nuni
ber, which merit only to be burned In this age of pul'ii.
cations. that by their variety and multitude distract a:
overwhelm every undincriminating student, impart
criticism, governed by the views just mentioned. i? one ?i
the most inestimable and indispensable of auxiliary v
him who does wish to discriminate.
Essays and Tales, having in vicwutility or amuscin< r
or both,?Historical Sketched,?and Reminiscence :
events too minute for history, yet elucidating it, and <..< .
ening its interest,?may be regarded as forming the st-i: ?
of the work. And of indigenous poetry, enough i? ;<?:
lished?sometimes of no mean strain?to manifest an.: ?
cultivate the growing poetical taste and talents of
The times appear, for several reasons, to-demand sncr,
a work?and not one alone, liut many. The public nui ?
is feverish and irritated still, from recent political ?tnii ?
The soft, assuasive influence of literature is need. .
allay that ferer, and soothe that irritation. Vice and v
are rioting abroad : They should be driven tiy indirr.. t
rebuke, or lashed by ridicule, into their fitting ha?i't?
Ignorance lords it over an immense proportion ol >
people. Everv spring should be set in motion, t\> an? ??
the enlightened, and to increase their number; so that the
great enemy of popular government may no longer
like a portentous cloud, over the destinies of our com tn
And to accomplish all these ends, what more.power:
a lent can be employed than a periodical, on the ['ian o!
the Messenger ; if that plan lie but carried out in pi a t 1
The South, peculiarly, requires such an agent In >
the Union, south of Washington, there are but two hu - ?
periodicals! Northward of tnat city, there are pr>''a:
least twenty-five or thirty ! is this contrast justiti>
the wealth, the leisure, the native talent, or the a? ? ?
literary taste of the Southern people, compared with' ;?
of the Northern I No: for in wealth, talents, and t >v
we may justly claim at least an equality with our
thren; and a domestic institution exclusively our ow;
beyond all doubt affords us, if we choose, twice tbe lci> >
for reading and writing, which thev enjoy
It was Irom a deep sense of this local want, tha' ' ?
word Southern was engrafted on the name ol t;>.
periodical; and not with any design to nourish local [ n -
judices, or to advocate supposed local interests Far ir>>
any such thfouirht, it is the editor's fervent w ish to *' < '
North and South bound endearingly together forever. "
the silken bands of mutual kindness and aflection 1 '
fmm meditating hostility to the North, he has aire ? \
drawn, and he hopes hereafter to draw, much of his chot -i
matter thence ; ano happy indeed will he deem hunt"'!'
should his pages, by malting each retrion know tin ether
better, contribute in any essential degree to disj^el tli?
lowering clouds that now threaten the peace of both, and
to brighten and strengthen the aacrea ties of fraternal
The Southern Literary Messenger ha* now reached tbe
fifth No. of its third volume. How far it has acted out n,r
ideas here uttered, it is not for the editor to sav lb
believes, however, that it falls not further short of tber-i
than human weakness usually makes practice fall short <
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