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Mavob's Orrica. City or Alto*. )
No*. 8th, 1837. i
In order that the public uiind may be correctly in
formed of the Umenubie end fatal Uagedy that
enacted in our city on lb? nigbt of the 7th ii?uot. *1111 ,
with a tmw of preventing *nd correcting dwtorted
atateuienl* of the proceeding* of the mot. and thoee
persous against whom the .tuck we. directed. I deem
it incumbent on me ???d proper, th?t I ahould !>?*??<>'
in my official capacity, a |>??"? atatomant of all the
feet* connected with the unheppy excitement lhal !??
ao lone agitated tho peace end tranquillity of the ciU
sen* of Alton. Without recurring to the cau*?* or
result* of previoua excitement* in reference to the
" Alton Obeerver"' pre** and ita final destruction, I ahall
confine my *tatement to the last and moat melancholy
occurrence which baa befallen our city.
For several day* peat it bad been announced, *nd
generally believed, that m printing nreaa waa hourly
expected to be landed at our wharf It hid alao been
the current rumor, that thia pre*, waa intended for
the re-establiahment of the " Alton Observer. 1 he
circulation of these minora produced no *mall degree
of eicitement among thoae who had taken a decided
stand againat the abolition aentimenta that were un
derstood to have been diaaeminated through ihe column*
of the "Observer." Varioua re porta of a threatening
character againat the lauding of the preaa were in circu
lation, which led the friend* of the Observer and ita
editor to make prejiaratione to defend the preaa, in case
any violence ahould be offered bv thoae opposed to the
tMiblicaiion of that |?aper. On l ueaday, about three
o'clock in the morning, I waa called from iny lodging*
and informed that the preaa had arrived at the wharf,
and that my official interference waa deaired. I imme
diately repaired to the wharf, and remained there until
th? preaa waa landed and atored in tlie warehouse of
Meaars. Godfrey, Oilman <Jt Co. There waa no mdi
cationa of violence or reaiatance on the part of any one
at that time. ? ....
The arrival of the " abolition preaa" (a* it wa* called.)
was generally known in the early part of that day, which
served to re-kindle the excitement. Representation was
made to tho Common Council of the threatening report*
which wore in circulation. The Common Council did
not, however, deem it necesaary to Uke any action on
the aubjcct. Gentlemen directly interested in protect
ing the pre** from mob violence, deemed it expedient to
guard the warehouse with men and arm*, in readineaa to
fecial violence, ahould any be offered. During the ea^ly
part of the night of Tueaday, it was reported through
the city that ttiere wore from 30 to 40 armed men on
guard within the warehouse.
About 10 o'clock at night 20 or 30 persons appeared
at the south end of tho warehouse and gave eoina indi
cation* of an attack. Mr. W. S. Oilman, from the
third *tory of the warehouse, addressed those without,
and urged them to desist, and at the *ame time informed
them that the person* within the warehouse wcro pre
pared, and should endeavor to defend their property,and
that serious consequences might eu*ue. '1 hose without
demanded the Premm, and said they would not be satis
tied until it w** destroyed ; and they did not wish to
injure any person or other property, but insisted on uav
ing tho Press. To which Mr. G. replied, that tho preaa
could not be given up. The persons outside then re
Caired to the north of the building, a.id attacked the
uildmg by throwing stones, 6tc.; and continued their
violence for 15 or 20 minutes, when a gun wss fired
from one of the windows of the warehouse, and a man
named Lyman Bishop, waa mortally wounded. He was
carried to a surgeon s office, and the mob withdrew and
dispersed with the exception of a small number.
Upon the first indication of * disturbance, I called
upon the civil authorities most convenient, and repaired
with all despatch to the scene of action. By this time
the firing from the wsrehouse snd the consequent death
of one of their number, (Blahop died aoon after he re
ceived the ahot,) had greatly increased the ncilemont,
and added to tho number* of the mob. Owing to the
late hour of the night, but few citizens were present at
the onset, except those engaged in the contest. Con
sequently, the civil authorities could do but little to
wards disponing the mob, except by per*ua*ion. A
large number of people aoon collected around me. I
was requested to go to the warehouse, and state to those
within that those outside had resolved to destroy the
press, and that they would not desist until they had ac
complished their object; that all would retire until I
ahould return, which requeat was made by acclamation,
and all soon retired to await iny return.
I was replied to by those within the warehouse that
they had assembled there to protect their property against
lawless violence, and that they were determined to do
so. Tho mob began again to assemble with increased
numbers, and with guns and weapons of ditlerent kinds.
I addressed the multitude and commanded them to dc
aist and disperse, to which they listened attentively snd
respectfully, but to no purpose?s rush was now made
to the warehouse, with the cry of " fire tho house,'.
" burn them out," ?Stc. The firing soon became fearful
and dangerous between the contending parties?so much
?0 that the further interposition on the part of the civil
authorities and citizens was believed altogether inade
quate and hszardous in the extreme?no incaus were at
my control, or that of any other officer present, by which
the mob could be dispersed, and the loss of life and shed
ding of blood prevented. Scenes of the most daring
recklessness and infuriated madness followed in quick
succession. The building was surrounded snd the in
mate* were threatened with extermination and death in
the most frightful form imaginable, Every mean* of
escape by flight were cut off. 'I'hc scene now became
one of the most appalling and heart rending interest!?
Fifteen or twenty citizen*, among whom were some of
our most worthy and enterprising, were apparently
doomed to an unenviable and inevitable death if tho
flamea continued.
About the time the fire first communicated to the
building, llev. E. P. I^jvejoy, (late editor of tho Ob
server,) received four balls in his breast, nesr the door
of the ware house, and fell a corpse in a fow seconds,
two others from the ware home were wounded. Se
veral person* engaged in the attack were severely
wounded, the wounded however are not considered
dangerous. The contest had been raging for an hour
or more, when the persons in the ware house, by some
means (the cxact manner it was done I have not been
able to ascertain) intimated that they would abandon
the house and the press, provided that they were per
mitted to depart unmolested.
Tho doors were soon thrown ojien and those within
retreated down Front street. Several guns were fired
upon them while retreating, and one individual haiT a
narrow escape?a ball passed through his coat near his
shoulder. A large number of persons now lushed into
the ware house, threw the press upon the wharf, where
it was broken in pieces and thrown into the river. Tho
fire in the roof of the ware house was extinguished by a
spec^itor, who deserves great praise for his courageous
intciferencc, and but little dsmage was doue by it to
the building. No disposition *eemejl to bo m*nifested
to destroy any other property in the ware house. \V ith
out further attempt* at violence the mob now dispersed
and no further open indications of disorder or violence
has been manifested.
The foregoing is staled on what I consider undoubt
ed authority, and mostly from my own personal know
JOHN M. KRUM, Mayor.
By the annexed extracts it appears that blood has
been spilt in Lower Canada, In the contest between
the government and the party of Mr. Papineuu.
From the Montreal Courier, Extra, of Saturday latt.
The events of yesterdiy and the day before, are of
a nature to require of us the fulfilment of our pro
mise made at the beginning of this month, of nn ex
tra sheet, whenever news of particular interest was
to be communicated. We were prevented from pub
lishing in our yesterday's paper, the earlier part of
the narrative we now present, bv a special request,
as well as by the fear perhaps of impairing the suc
cess of the measures that were in progress, by any,
too early publicity, such as we might then have
given them. It was not till abuut 9 o'clock on Thurs
iay evening, that they became known at all; and it
was then considered best, that for a short time they
should remain as little known as possible.
On Thursday evening, a considerable number of
warrants were lodged in the hands of the high con
stable, who succeeded, with a party of special consta
bles in arresting six of the delinquents,?Messrs.
Andre Ouimet, president of the " fits de la lib -rte."
J. Dubue, an employe at Pigeon's tavern, Frans.
Tavernier, George Do Bojicberville, advocate, Dr.
Simard, and a student at law, named Lcblanc.?
8erer.nl oilier warrants were not served, owing to the
absence of the parties.
Among the absentees, we understand, were Dr.
O'CaJaghan, Thomas 8. Brown, Rodolphc Dcsri
vicres and Ovide Perrault. The arrested jHirties were
all safely lodged in goal. A report has been in eir- j
culation, that Mr. Desrivicrs has since been arrest
ed, but up to last night nothing had occurred to
warrant it.
We have not learned positively the precise nature
of these arrests. Public report declares them to be
for high treason; and we are not aware that there is j
any reason to suppose it incorrect in this particular. |
At right o'clock on the name evening, a party
18 of the Royal Montreal Volunteer Cavalry, was
despatched to St. Johns, with constable Malo, to
efleet the arrest ol Messrs. Dr. D'Avignon and
Demaray. Having quietly effected their object,
they set out on their return, about 3 o'clock in the
morning, by the wune road. Not far fruin Chutnblv,
they met a party of ubout 90 persons, variously
armed, who, however, went off" as they approached.
At about a mile from Longueil, they were warned
by a woman, that a large body of men was in wait
ing for them a little further oa; but from some cause
or other, the information was disregarded, and the
party proceeded as before. They had gone on but a
very short distance, when they found themselves
almost close to a body of about 300, in a field on the
right of the road protected by a high fence, and
armed with rifles and mtukets.
The party in advance moved on to pass them but
was received by a heavy fire, which it was Impossi
ble for them to return with effect, artned as they were
with pistols only, and from a boay which on account
of the high fence they could not charge sword in
hand. Under these circumstances, they fell back on
the maiu body of the party, though not until several
shots had told with effect upon them.
Lieut. Ermatinger was wounded, we believe, with
duck shot, in the face and below the shoulder. Mr.
8!iarpe received a bullet through the leg, a little
below the knee, and Mr. John P Ashton, received a
slight wound from a slug. Mr. John Moison, Jr.
had a narrow escape for his life, a bullet passing
through his cap and grazing his bead. Mr. Joshua
Woodhouse is also wounded, and we believe from
ail we hear, severely.
Several of the horses, we are told, were more or
less wounded. In turning to retreat, the wagon in
which the constable and the two prisoners were, was
upset, and necessarily left behind bv the cavalry, who
then made their way into Longueil, across the fields.
On arriving there, ihev found a detachment of two
companies of the 32d Regiment, under Major Reed,
who had been despatched at an early hour from
Montreal, to receive and support them in case of
necessity, but whose orders had unfortunately direct
ed him not to proceed bjyond Longueil.
The prisoners had, however, then made their es
cape, and the whole body returned to the city for
further orders.
Some two honrs afterwards, constable Malo re
turned to the city, reporting none others killed or
wounded, and of course without his prisoners.
The Herald Mates that two wagon loads of rifles,
from the United States, passed through Farnham
week before last, supposed to bo intended for distri
bution among the inhabitants of the parish St. Mary,
and the neighborhood. Also that a number of wagons
loaded with rifles, packed in chests and marked
" butter and cheese," nad left Burlington for Canada.
These rifles are said to be sold in the country shops
at $5 each.
The Chief op the Rebel Gano taken.?Amable
Norbert Morin, director in chief ol the scditiousand
treasonable proceedings of the Permanent and Cen
tral Committee of Quebec, and chief spy of the Mon
treal faction, was lodged in jail this morning, on a
similar charge to that on which Joseph Legare,
Pierre Chasseur, Eugene Tradeau and Bartheiemi
Lachance were arrested. A. N. Morin was commit
ted until Saturday, when he will be further examin
ed.?Quebec Morning Herald of Wednesday.
Sir John Colhorne has called in the old pension
ers and the old soldiers, who are willing to serve,
both to enter on immediate active service.?Popu
We learn from the Courier of the 17th, that the
Eirties arrested in Glue bee were Messrs. Chasseur,
egarc, Lachance and Tradeu?the first being the
printer of the Liberal! The editors of that paper,
Messrs. Bouchette and Hunter, had not been arrest
ed, as was reported here on Monday,
The charge against the parties arrested is for un
lawfully and seditiously contriving, Ac. to disturb the
Queen's peace, bring her government and person into
contempt, and alienate the affections of her subjects.
Mr. Legare was a justice of the peace, but had been
dism issed.
Two companies of the 34th regiment, from Upper
Canada, arrived at Montreal on Wednesday last.
A number ol the inhabitants of St. Johns?loyalists,
have enrolled themselves as a corps of volunteers,
ready to act in concert with the military as occasion
mav require.
We published, some days since, an account of the
troubles in St. Cesaire, and the determination of a
portion of the inhabitants to sustain Mr. Chaffers, the
magistrate, in maintaining the Queen's authority.
It seems, however, that the malcontents have proved
the stronger?a meeting was held on Sunday, at the
church door, at which resolutions were passed, de
claring that no more courts should be held, or war
rants issued.
Mr. Chaffers was notified of this on Monday,
whereupon he declared the courts suspended, and
the district in a state of rebellion against her majes
ty. His life and property were threatened.?S. Y.
Com. Adv.
The following ia a list of officers, belonging to a
detachment of the '2d dragoons, arrived in camp
about a mile trom Jacksonville, Oct. 31st.
Col. D. E. Twiggs, Commanding.
Capt. W. W. Tompkins.
Capt. E. S. Winder.
Capt. W. M. Hulton.
Capt. L J. Beal.
Lieut. E. D. Bullock, A. A. Q. M.
Lieut. R. B. Lawton.
Lieut. N. Darling, Act'g Adu't,
We were surprised to witness the fresh and
healthy appearance of this body of officers and men,
after so long, - nd at times, diificult a march. The
condition of ihe horses at the same time, struck us
forcibly as evidencing a high stale of order and at
tention in Lieut. E. D. Bullock, who acted as quar
The detachment left Jefferson Barrcks, Mo., Sept.
5, and marched through Illinois to Shawneetown,
crossing the Ohio, thence through a portion of Ken
tucky to Nashville, Tennessee; thence over the
Cumberland Mountains, crossed the Tennessee river
to the Look-out mountain to Ross's landing, thence
through the Cherokee country to Millegeville, Geo.,
thcnce to this place, marching, from an accurate
account, 1200 miles in one month and 25 days.?
Jacksonville Courier.
Steamboat Explosion.?The St. Louis Bulletin
of the 13th, says?We have seen a letter from Major
Taliaferro, U. S. Indian Agent, dated the 4th inst.,
staling that the steamboat Rolla had collapsed a
boiler flue near Pine river, below Rock Island, by
which accidcnt one of the firemen had been blown
overboard and lost, and the engineer slightly injur
The Rolla left St. Louis on the 1st for St. Peters,
having on board the whole of the Sioux delegation
of Indians, consisting of about thirty persons, pri n
cipally Chiefs, on their return from their late visit to
Washington, but, fortunately as Major Taliaferro
writes, no one of the delegation was injured.
Chvhi.f.stov and Cincinnati Railroad.?The Co
lumbia (S. C.) Times slates that the following ar
rangements have been made at a late meeting of the
Board of Directors, as to the salaries of the officers
of this compaoy:
The President Is to receive a salary of $<>,000 per
annum; but Oen. Haynp. has generously declined to
receive more than $4,000 and his travelling expen
ses, during the ensuing year, in consideration of the
moneyed embarrassment of the times. He, of
course, reftises any compensation for the past year.
The Treasurer's salary is fixed at #2,000 per an
num. The engineer department is re-organized.?
Major McNeal is at the head, with a salary of
$8,000 per annum, and #*2,000 for his travelling ex
penses. There are tobe nnder him four brigades of
engineers, each composed of a chief, a surveyor, a
draughtsman, and a leveller, with the necessary op
eiatives. Mr. Chkmbohocoii is head of the western
brigade with a salary of #3,000; and Mr. Drayton,
of one of the South Carolina brigades, with a salary
of $*2,500 per annum. Mr. Coi.i.ock Is selected by
the Chief Engineer as his assistant, wii,h a salary of
$2,500 per annum. Capt. Williams is to continue
on duty until the end of the year, and to receive
$0,000 for his past and future services, and then to
teiminate his connection with the company, its fi
nances not admitting of the ontinued and simultane
ous employment of two such eminent engineers as
Major McNeal and himself.
[Our statement, with regard to the salary of the
Chief Engineer, was founded on a letter published
in the Charleston Patriot. The above statement is,
no doubt, the correct one.?Ed. A- and A'. Chron.]
The Vkuy Last.?The Nantucket Inquirer gives
the last case of ab^ent-mindism. A lodger in a
hotel, after washing himself in the morning, wiped
his fhee with a newspaper, and sat down to peruse
the napkin; he did iwt discover his error until he
attempted to tear off ? corner wherewith to light his
Caution to Rail Road Companies.?Yesterday's
Philadelphia Gazette contains a report of the trial
of John Evans vs. the Westchester Rail Road Com
pany, in which the jury awarded the plaintiff #3,500,
for injuries he sustained through the carelcssuess of
?the defendant's driver.
From tin CkarUUfvtlU ttiyubltcaa
I From (he proof*, which Mr. Van Buren has given
of prtMlenee, and sagacity, we iru*, he will turn a
deaf ear to these fai?e surest ions, and, wiih renew
ed confidence in popular intelligence, take the only
steps that can now restore harmony to his party aud
ensure success to his administration. As we depre
cate the division of our party, so we abjure him and
our common friends to turn their eyes to the only
practical expedient for terminating it. Why dis
course of the necessity of union, and harmony, and
yet not persuade to the only course that can attain
the desirable end 1 Why fail to press on the public
tnind with all the energy that its importance requires
the palpable truth that these objects can only be ac
complished by a substantial compromise, or virtual
abandonment of this Sub-Treasury scheme! It is
worse than the idle occupation of the day-dreamer,
to be framing fine exhortations to uuion and harmo
ny, while no plan is devised and no encouragement
presented for their practical attainment. The fear
less language of truth alone fits the occasion. There
! can be no use for the mysteries of diplomacy in deal
ings with the sturdy intellects of an honest yeoman
ry. We say, then, without disguise, harmony should
ba sought and division reconciled by a prompt return
to the only practical substitute for a National Bank
' ?a well-regulated system of deposite banks?and by
a prudent forbearance from the projected innovations
on our fiscal policy. To this plain issue we must
comc at last. It is mischievous to rely on the force
of party discipline, and executive influence to carry
with U the weight of popular suffrage and compel
union when there is no agreement of private con
sciences. If it might be supposed that such conside
rations could exert a preponderating sway any where
it would seem probable thai they would prevail in
Mr. Van Buren sown State, which has been so con
tinually taunted for its "Albany tactics" and its im
plicit submission to the behests of party. But such
a conjecture is amply refuted by the very elections,
that we are now seeking to turn to a profitable use.
Ought we not, then, to look with some confidence to
' the only other mode of reconciling this difference;
namely, a noble determination on the part of Mr.
Van Buren to desist from a course, which has failed
to meet the sanction of Congress, has divided his
| friends, has thrown his party into a false position,
and now threatens his overthrow 1
The Globe is assailing Messrs. Tallmadge and
Hires, and the Conservatives, in a most remorseless
1 manner. The editor may think it true policy, but.
we question whether Mr. Van Buren approves of
his course. The truth is, the Globe is doing at this
time, more to injure .the democratic cause, and Mr.
Van Buren's administration, by its " cut-throat
nolicv," than it is possible for the opposition com
bined, to effect.?Cincinnati Republican.
The Chmnberof Commerce of Philadelphia, have
determinedto solicit the President to establish a line
of cruisers all along the coast during the winter
season to protect our commerce against cruisers,
possible depredations of pirates, aiding vessels in
The following paragraph, from a late English pa
per conveys most unwelcome news to thousands
who have read and enjoyed the admirable Soctes
Ambrosiancr of Blackwood, and the still more admi
rable rhapsodies from the vigorous pen of Christo
pher North, which have so often and so gloriously
illuminated the pages of that famous petiodical.
Phopcshor Wilson.?We grieve to announce
that .'his gentleman, the editor of Blackwood's Edin
I burgh Magazine, and the proprietor of the beauti
ful villa at Elieray on the Eastern banks of Winder
mere, has fallen into a state of mental incapacity,
" The last infirmity of noble minds,"
from which his friends seem to have little hope of
his recovery. We did not know when an event
came to our knowledge, bringing with it a train of
reflections more painful than that we now most un
willingly publish.?Kendall Mercury.
PAUL H. BORLAND begs leave to inform his friend*
and the pulilic, that he has taken the store lately occu
I pied by James Kiehey, where he will, at all time*, be
pleased to wait on customer*.
A. W. DENHAM, manufacturer of Copper, Sheet-iron,
and Tin ware, will always be found at the above store,
readv to execute order* for any article in hi* line.
A large assortment of Stoves, Urates, Lamps, and Tin'
ware, kept constantly on hand. Zinc Roofing, Spouting
and Guttering done at the shortest notice.
' Pennsylvania Avenue, 5 doors cast of 9th street.
WE have for sale, which we will have made up in the
best manner?
20 piece* super, black Cloths.
100 do riblied and plain Cassimeres.
20 do plain and figured velvet Vesting*.
50 do colored and black Silk Vesting*.
Sep 9?3tw2w8
THE plan of this Publication cmbrace* extended ro
views of important works, and discussions of impor
tant subject* in every department of literature and think
ing, similar in fonn and manner of those which make up
the contents of Quarterly Reviews generally.
It proposes, also, a brief analytical survey of the literary
production* of every current quarter, with short critical
indications of their character and value in their respective
It embraces, likewise, a register of the most important
events and facts in the literary aud religious world, pitr
licularly in reference to the state and progress of the
The object of the whole work is to exhibit, as far as
possible, every thing most important to a just estimate of
the character of the times, and of the intellectual and
moral movement of society ; to promote the interests of
good literature, sound thinking, religion, and Christian
order. In this general tone and snint, it will lie con
formed to the principles of the Protestant Episcopal
Church. The conviction of the truth and importance of
these principles, as they are held in the unity of the Church,
maintained in a free and uncompromising, yet liberal,
candid and conciliating spirit, will constitute the unity of
the work.
Anainrements have been made to *ecure the aid of the
best writers throughout the country ; and no pains or ex
pensewill be spared to make this publication a work of
the highest character.
Term*.?The w ork w ill contain an averaee of 250 pages
to each number; and will bo furnished to Subscribers at
Five Dollars a yrar, payable on delivery of the first num
| her. Any person becoming responsible for six copies,
shall receive the seventh copy gratis.
All communications on tfie business concerns of" the
eview, to lie addressed to the Publisher, George Dear
) jrn & Co., 38 Gold st. New York. Other communica
tions to be addressed to the Editor, care of George Dcar
I born
fVt. 5.
after Monday next, the 11 instant, the cars will leave
the depot in this city for Baltimore at 9 o'clock A. M., in
stead of 9 3-1 A. M., as heretofore.
The object of this alteration is to render certain the ar
rival of tne train at Baltimore (nrlv enough to afford
ample time for passengers going North to take the steam
U>at, which now departs daily for Philadelphia, at half post
12 o'clock.
The afternoon train will, as heretofore, leave the depot
at a quarter after 5 o'clock, P. M.
(Globe, Native American, Alexandria Gaxctte, and Po
tomnc Advocate.)
THE New York and Boston Illinois Land Company
will offer at public auction at their ofTiee in the town
of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, on Monday the 27th
day of Noveinl>cr next, 100,000 acres of their Lands situ
ated in the Military Tract in said State.
Lists of the lands may be had at the office of said Com
pany in Quincy and at 44 Wall Street, New York.
A minimum pnee will be affixed to each lot at the time
>t is offered.
Agent for the N. Y. dt B. HI. L Co.
Aug. 25, 1837.
1 awtNov?8
? 7 Buildings, and near Fuller'* Hotel, respectfully
beg leave to inform their friend* and the public in general,
that they have lately fitted up, and just opened, tl.e large
store forn erly occupied by James ft Co., rinigmtt*, for
the accommodation of their patron* in that part of the city*
where they have laid in a most extensive slock of FALL
and WINTKR goods, consisting of the following choice
assortment of articles for gentlemen's wear :
For coat*, superfine nieces of broadcloths, wool-dyed
black, blue, dahlia, Adelaide, invisible green, Polish do.,
clarct, and all the favorite colors of the day.
For. pantaloons, siqierfine black cossimcre, I<ondon
striped do., black riblied do., gray mixed do., bufT, Victoria
striped buckskin, fancy do., tie.
For vests, black silk velvet, fancy figured do., Genoa
do., woollen do., striped challa gold tissue, black satin,
figured do., plain ana figured silks.
E. O. & Co. have also received a large collection of
stocks, plain, trimmed, and embossed, handkerchiefs,
opera tics, silk shirts and drawers, laickskin do , patent
merino do., shoulder braces, union do., (two excellent ar
ticles for the support of th? back and exjuuision of the
chest,)gum elastic suspenders, buckskin do., silk, kid, and
buckskin gloves, 6tc.
Sept. 14. lmll
Wines. &c.~j. b morgan a. co .w now n
ceiring frou. the Robert Oorduftaml Pr?.*l*?l, ft
fine aaaortnu-ut of wiu?*. 6to., partly ?? followi*.
VVim* </ <A? Rhine?Hockhcimer, TWlag"* 1831, 1M7,
IttiS ; Kuueabe liner Cabinet, 1834 i
1834 ; Mftnwbninvr, I?T7. 1834 ; Bteinwein, 1 i Steiu
berger, 1837. With ft number of k>w-j*W Hook wtneiL
C4-i-P-*n/.?<>f the Cabinet, (th? I* ?ud lobe the
bestbrand of CtwrnpftgnM ituportod,) Anchor, Grape,
Haocbuit, and Heart, bnuwif. . ?. .
Curduilt?Mansehino, Curacoa, AbetyutUe, Stomach
Bitter, and other Cordial*.
Shtrri^? Pale and Brown, very supemw
Matltiriu? From Blackburn it Howard, March & Co.
Otard's Pale Brandy, very *kipertor.
Loudon Porter, Brown Stout, and Scotch Ale.
sSd.ne*, truffle., anchovy p0,te. French mu.tard,
pickles, tie. SO,000 aupertor Havaua Hcgftr*.
We have about 'JO.OOO bottle* of old wine*, Madeira*
and Sherries, moat of them very old; with every variety
o,A"&"slfSn:zr^?.?ii? -d ~
j- b- mqruan & c?
1 MENT of thi* Institution. will commence on the
liiat Monday of October nest, and continue until the last
day of February.
H. Willis Baxl*y, M. D., Pr#fe**orof Anatomy and
Physiology. *
Hknky Howabd, M. D., Profeaaorof Obatetnca. ^?d of
the Diseases of Women and Children.
Michael A. Fiklby, M. D., Profeaaor of Pathology,
and of the Practice of Medicine.
Robebt E. Dohsey, M. D., Profeaaor of Materia Me
dica. Therapeutic* .Hytiiene, and Medical Jurwpruj
William R. Fuheb, M. D., Professor of Chemi.try
and Pharmacy.
John Fbedebipk May, M. D., Professor of the Prin
ciples and Practice of Surgery.
Ellis Houhe*, M. D., Demonstrator of Anatomy.
Li making this annual announcement, the Trustee* re
spectfully state, that, in addition to a Medical Faculty of
great ability, having high claim* to public confidence an
patronage, thi* Department of the University of Marylan
offers other and peculiar advance* to StObent* for th
acquisition of Medical knowledge. Placed in the most
favorable climate for attending to dissections, and pos
sessing commodious room* for that purpo*e, the
ty of Maryland commands an unequalled supply of Mate
rial for the prosecution of the study of Practical Anatoi*
such, indeed, i* the nbundanc* of Subject*, that the. I ? J
fessor of Surgery w ill afford to the Students an opportunity
of per forming themselves, under hi* direction, every Surgi
cal operation :?a great practical advantage, not heretofore
furnished, in any of our Medical Schools
Thi* University ha* also an Anatomical Museum,
founded on the extensive collection of the celolrtated Al
len Burn*, which became its property by pure haw, at
great expense; and to this collection numerous addition*
have been annually made :-and, of late, many very valu
able preparation* have been procured from r r?nce and
Italy?which together afford ample mean* to make a great
variety of illustration* of healthy and diseased structure.
The Baltimore Infirmary, long and favorably known a*
an excellent scliool of practice, is connected with the Me
dical De partment, and furnishes every class of disease lor
the practical elucidation of the principle* taught, by the
Profcsaors of the Practice of Medicine and of bursery?
who, besides their regular lectures, will impart Clinical
instruction, at the Infirmary, at stated periods, in each
week during the Session.
The Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus of this
University, is of rreat extent and value, much of it having
been selected in Europe, by the late distinguished Pro
fessor Dc Butts. And to a Laboratory, provided with
every thing necessary for a Course of Chemical instruc
tion, are united the numerous and varied articles required
to illustrate the lectures on Pharmacy and Materia Me
Neither expense nor care has been spared to secure for
the University of Maryland the facilities nece**ary tor
the acquisition of a thorough Medical Education*
For attending the Lectures of ?ix Professor*,
each - - ? ' " *15
For attending the Dissector and Demonstrator, o
For attending Clinical Lcetures and instruc*
tion at the Infirmary, - *
For attendance on the Lecture* of *ix Profc*
Graduation and Diploma, - 20
The whole being only 213 dollars.
But Student* who have attended one course of Lec
tures in another respectable Medical School, may gradu
ate here after they have attended one full course in this
University?where the course of instruction is as com
plete as that of any other Medical School?each Profe*
sor being, in thi* Institution, required to lecture every
day?and where, from the facility with which SUB
JECTS are procured, Dissections can be prosecuted with
more earn, and at 1pw? expense, than at any other place :
?here loo, good hoarding can lie engaged, on as cheap
terms a* in any other Atlantic City.
Hi* Excellency Thomas W. Veaxy, Governor of Ma
ryland, President of the Board of Trustee*.
The Hon. Roger B. Taney, Provost.
Nathaniel Williams,
Vico President.
John Nelson.
Isaac MfVira.
Dr. Dennis Claude,
James Cox,
By order,
Baltimore, 26th August, 1837. twtlNS
Tenth volume of the
ON the first of July, 1837, commenced the tenth volume
of the Knickerliocker, or New York Monthly Maga
zine. The publishers, mindful of the favor with which
their efforts have been received at the hands of the public,
would embrace the recurrence of a new starting point, as
a fit occasion to " look backward and forward" at thepast
and prospective character and course of their periodical.
Within the brief space of a little more than two vears and
a half, the numl>er of copies issued of the Knickerbocker
has been increased from less than five hundred to more
than four thousand, without other aids than the acknow
ledged merit* of the work?acknowledged, not more expli
citly by this unprecedented success, than by upward of
three thousand highly favorable notices of the Magazine,
which, at different times, have appeared in the various
journals of the United States, embracing those of the_first
and most discriminating cIlss in every section of the
Union. Of many hundreds who desired specimen num
Iters, and to whom they have been sent for examination,
previous to suliscribing, not one but has found the work
worthy of immediate sultscription. A correct inference
in regard to the interest or quality of the matter furnished
by the publishers, may be gathered from the foregoing
facts. In relation to the quantity given, it need only b?
said, that it has alway* exceeded the maximum promised,
and in the numbers for the last year, by more than four
hundred pages. Of the clearness and beauty of the typo
graphical execution and material of the Knickerliockcr,
anif the character of its embellishments?which, although
not expected by its renders, nor promised by its proprie
tors, have nevertheless lieen given?it is not deemed ne
cessary to speak. They w ill challenge comparison, it is
believed, with any similar periodical, nt home or abroad.
It has been olaerved, that the constant aim of the edi
tors, in the management of the Knickerbocker, bus been
to make the work entertaining and agreeable, as well as
solid and useful. It is |>erhnps owing to the predominance
of these first named characteristics, that it has become so
w idely hnown to the public. In addition to several well
known and popular serie* of number*?such a* the "IMds
and Ends of a Penny-a-Liner," " OUapodiana," the " Pal
myra Letters," "An Actor's Alloquy,' " from the
Blank Book of a Country Schoolmaster," " Wilson Con
worth," " Life in Florida,"" Loafcriana," " The Eclcc
tic,M "Palisade* from the Common-place^ Book of a ^ep
tuazenarian," " Note* from Journals of 1 ravels in Ameri
ca, and in various Foreign Countries," "The Fidget Pa
pers," tie.?liberal space has been devoted to interesting
Tales, illustrating American society, manners, the times,
Ac., embracing, liesides, *torie* of the sea, and of pathos
and humor, upon a great variety of subjects, together with
biographies, legends, and essays, upon numerous and va
ried themes, interspersed with frequent articles of poetry,
of such a description as to secure for the Magazine, in
this department, a gratifying pro-eminene? and celebrity.
But neither the sciontific nor the learned, the *olid nor
the useful, has been omitted, or lightly regarded. Origi
nal article*, from distinguished writers, (whir-k have at
tracted much attention in this country, and several of
which have been copied nnd lauded abroad,} have appear
ed in the recent numbers of the work, upon the following
Past and Present State of American Literature; South
American Antiquities ; Inland Navigation; Geology and
Revealed Religion; Insanity and Monomania; Liberty
versus Literature and the Fine Arts; Early History of
the Country; Connexion of the Physical Sciences ; At
mospheric Electricity, a New Theory of Magnetism, and
Molecular Attraction; American Female Charncter J
Pulmonary Consumption ; Pulpit Eloquence; i he Pros
pects and D ities of the Age ; Health of Enron and
America; Literary Protection nud International < oj>y
Right; Poetry of the Inspired Writings; Chinese Na
tions and Languages; Chemistry M.sboratory of Nature)
The Past, the Present, and the Future; Our Country,
with Comments on its Parties, Laws, Public Schools,
and Sketches of American Society, Men, Education,
Manners and Scenery ; Philosophy of the Ro-icnicmns ,
Intellectual Philosophy, Philolony, Astronomy, Anunal
and Vegetable Physiology, Astrolouy. Botany, Mineralo
gy. and Phrenology ; Progress of the Age. and of Modern
Liberty; Christianity in France; American Organic
William Gwvnn,
Dr. Hanson Pcnn,
James Win. McCulloh,
Henry V. Somcrville,
Dr. Samuel McCulloh,
John G. Chapman.
Remain*; Historical Recollection*, the Nature of Co
mats; Uiacuwiuii on Scriptural Miracle*; Sectional Dia
Unctiou* of lh? Union , Peace Societie* f Periodicity of
Disease*; Eaaayi on Mimic, Fine Writing, ft*.;-toge
ther w ilk nuiy article* of a kindred description, w hicu it
would exceed the liiuita of thi* advertisement to enume
rate in detail.
To the foregoing particular*, tke publishers would on
ly add, that at no period since the work passed into their
hand*, h*ve it* literary c*|*abilitiea and prospect* l?een so
ample and auapiciou* a* at present; ami that not only
w ill the *ame exertion* be continued, which have *eeured
to their subscription lint an unexaniiitsd increase, but their
claims upon the jtublic favor will oc enhanced by every
mean* which increasing endeavor*, enlarged faculties,
and the moat Uberal expenditure, can cummand.
Back number* have been re-printed to ?upply
Nine, and five thousand copie* of Volume leu will be
printed, to meet the demands of new subscribers
A few brief notices of the Knickerbocker, from well
know a journals are subjoined :
?* The progress of the Knickerbocker is still onward. It
i* conductedwith decided ability, I* copious and varied
in ita content*, and ia printed iu a superiorslyle. At tbia
?eaaou we have little spare for literary extracts,and cannot,
therefore, enable those of our readers who may not aee
tbia Magaxiue, to judge of it* merits, otherw lae than upon
our assurance that they are of a high order."?Arte 1 ork
" We have found in the Knickerliocker *o much to ad
mire and *o little to condemn, that we can hanlly trust
oureelveatospeakof it from first impressions, a* wo could
uot do so without being suspected of extravagant praise.
u It ia not surpassed by any of its contemporaries at home
or abroud." " It bus lams lugli ground in all the requisite*
of a Magaxine, and we are pleased to *ec that Us merit*
are appreciated abroail as well aa at home.?Alb'y Argu*.
" This monthly periodical i* now so well known that it
hardly need* commendation, having established for itself
u character among the ablest and mo*t entertaiuing publi
cation* in the land."? N. Y. Journal of Com
"The Knickerbocker ?eems to increase in attractions aa
it advance* in age. It exhibits a monthly variety of con
tributiona unsurpassed in numlier or ability."?A fit Int.
" The work ia if- the highest degree creditable to the
literature of our country."?VVosA. Globe.
" We have read several numl>er? of this talented pe
riodical, anil rejoice in them They would do credit to
any country or to any state of civilixation to which hu
manity bus yet arrived."?Marryatt'* London Metropolitan
" Wc hope it will not be inferred, from our omisaion to
ndtice the several numlier* of the Knickerbocker aa tbey
have appeared, that we have there lost sight of ita charac
ter ano increasing excellence. It has become decidedly
one of the best Magasinea in America. The proprietor*
I have aucceeded in procuring for Its page* the first talent
of thi* country, as well as valuable aid from distinguished
foreign sources."?A'nt 1 ork Mirror.
" We have on several occaaions adverted to the spirit
and tone of the articles contained in this periodical, as
being radically American, and aa highly honorable to our
| literature." " It *eixe* the *pint ot the time*, and deal*
with it boldly and ably."? Baltimore American.
"There i* no publication among the many wc receive
from the old country, and from thi* continent, to the re
ceipt of which we look forward with higher expectation
than the Knickerbocker ; and it never disappoint* our an
ticipation*."?Qnebee Mercury.
" It* contents are of real excellence and variety. No
department i* permitted to decline, or to appear in bad
contrast with another."? Philadelphia Insurer.
" Thi* American Magazine bid* fair to rival *ome of
our best English monthlies. It contains many very excel
lent articlea."?London Allot.
"Iu content* are apirited, well conceived, and well
written."?V. S. Gazette.
I " In our humble opinion, this is the best literary publi
| cation in the United State*, and de*erve* the extensive
patronage it has received."?Columbia (S. C.) 7ele?cop*.
I Turks.?Five dollar* per annum, in advance, or three
| dollar* for six month*. Two volume* are completed with
in the year, commencing w ith the January and July num
lier*. Every Postmaster in the United Statea i* aulho
rizeil to receive suliscriptions. Five copies forwarded for
twenty dollar*. Addre** Clark ?f- Ed.on, Proprietor*, 161
A Magazine of Poetry, Biography, mid Criticism, to be pub
lished Monthly, with splendid illustration* on Steel.
rIHLE nearly every country of the old world can
. . boast of its collected body of national Poetry, on
which the seal of a people'a favorable judgment has been
1 set, and which exhibits to foreign nations in the most
' striking light the progres* of civirixation and literary re
finement among its inhabitants ; while England, especial
ly, proudly displays to the world a corpus poetarum the
lustre of whose immortal wreath ha* shed a brighter gl?ry
upon her name than the most splendid triumphs which
her statesmen and her soldiery have achieved, our own
country seem* deatitute of poetic bonora. Appear*, we
say, for although no full collection of the chef d of
our writers has been made, yet there exist, and are occa
sionally to l>e met w ith production* of American poet*
which will bear comparison with the noblest and most
polished efTorU of European geniu*, and which claim for
America as high a rank in the scale of literary elevation
as is now ceded to older and in *ome reapcct* more fa
| vored land*.
Impressed w ith the correctness of thi* judgment we
propose to isaue a monthly magaxine which shall contain
in a perfect unmutilated form, the most meritorious and
beautiful effusions of the poeta of Amcnca, of the past
and present time, with *uch introductory, critical, and
biogrnphic noticcs as shall lie necessary to a correct under
standing of the work* presented to the reader, and to add
interest to the publication. Thoac who imagine that
there exists a dearth of materials for such an undertaking,
who believe that the Aonian Maids have confincd their
richest favors to our transatlantic brethren to the exclu
sion of native geniu*, will be *urpri*ed to learn that wc
are already in [Kissession of more than two hundred vol
umes of the production of American bard*, from about the
year IKK) to the present day. Nor i* it from the*e *ource*
alone that materials may be drawn. There arc but few
writer* in our country who pursue authorship as a voca
tion, and whose works have lieen published in a collccted
form. Our poets, especially, have generally written for
particular occaaiona, with the remembrance of which
their production* have gone to rest, or their effusions have
been carelessly inserted in periodical* of slight merit and
limited circulation, where they were unlikely to attract
notice to themselves, or draw attention to their authors
The grass of the field or flowers of the wilderness arc
growing over the ashes of many of the highly gifted who,
through the wild and romantic regions of our republic,
have scattered poetry in " ingot* bright from the mint of
genius" and glowing with the impress of lieauty and the
spirit of truth, in quantities ?uflicient, were it known and
I appreciated as it would l>c in other countries, to secure
! to them an honorable reputation throughout the world.?
Such were Harney, author of' Crystalina' and the ' Fever
Dream,'Sands, author of ' Yamoydcn Wilcox, author
of the 'Age of Benevolence Robinson, author of 'The
Savage ;' Little, the sweet and tender poet of Christian
feeling, the lamented Brainard, and many beside, whose
writing* are almost unknown, save by their kindred asso
ciate* and friends. ..... ,
With the names of those poet* who within the lust few
year* have extended the reputation of American lite
rature beyond the Atlantic, Bryant, Dann, Perciva),
Spmgue, Sigourney, Whittier, Willi*, Sin. the public are
familiar; and we can assure them that there exist*, though
long forgotten and unknown, a mine of noetic wealth,
rich, varied and extensive, which will amply repay the la
bor of exploring it. and add undying lustre to the crown
which encircle* the brow of American geniu*. In the pub
lication now proposed we shall rescue from the oblivion
to which they have long been conaigned, and embalm in a
bright and imperishable form the numberless ' geins of
purest my,' with which our researches into the literary an
tiquities of our country have endowed u* ; and we are con
fident that every lover of hi* native land w ill regard our
enterpriae a* patriotic and deserving the *upport of the
citixen* of the United Stales, as tending to elevate the
character of that country in the scale of nat ion*, and as
sert it* claims to the station to which its children entitles
it. With this conviction wc ask the patronage of the com
munity to aid us in our undertaking, eoMcioua that tee
are meriting it* *upport by exhibiting to the world, a nroud
evidence that America, in the giant strength of her Hercu
lean childhood, i* destined ere long to cope in the arena of
literature with those lands which for centuries have boast
ed their civilization and refinement, and justly exulted in
their triumph* of their cherished son* in the noblest field
which heaven has opened to the human intellect,
The AMKRlfr*!? AKTHOLOOY will contain complete
works of a portion of the following?the most popular of
our poctic writers?and of the other** the best poems, ami
such a* are least generally known :
Adams, John Qumcy Goulid, Hannah F.
Allaton, Washington Hallack, J*itx Greene
Barber, Joseph Harney, John M.
Barlow, Joel H.llhou.e, John A.
Benjamin, Park Hoffman. Charlea F.
llogart, Elizalieth Mellen. Grcnville
Brainerd, John O. C. John
Brook*, James O. Pealiodv, B. W 0.
Bryant, William C. Percival. James O.
Clark, Willis O. Piorpont. John
Coffin, Robert 3. Pinekncy, Edward1C.
Dana, Richard H. Prent'CP, George I).
Donne, George W. Itockwell,J. V'r?
Drake, Joseph R. 8?nds. RobertC.
Dwieht. Timothy Sigoun cv. Lydia H.
Ellet, Elizabeth F. Sprague Charles
Embury, Emma C. Sutermei. JT, J. R.
Everett, Edward 1 nimboll, John
Fairfield, Sumner L. Wetinore. Prosper M.
Freneau.Ph.lip Wjh.ttier. Jolml..
Gallagher. William D. Willis, Nathaniel P.
In addition to the poems of the above named authors,
selections, comprising the be*t production* of more than
four hundred other American writer*, will lie given a* the
work procresses. . , ,
The American Anthology will lie published on the first
Saturday of every month. Each numlier will contain
?eventy-two royal octavo page*, printed in the most beau
tiful manner on paper of superior quality, and two or more
portraits on *teei. with other illnatration*.
Price, Five dollars per annual, payable in advance.
The first numlier will lie published in DecMm*r.
Subscriptions received in New-York, , ,~
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Fulton street. All letters
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FOR 18J7a
ON the firat of January wa* pubjiahed thefirst nrnnW of
the ninth volume of the American Monthly Main,*!,,,
This commence the second year of the New . ? n. >
oftC. American Monthly." One year ha* poaacd ainrs,
by the union of tlx- New England Maga.ine with hi.
well established periodical, the resource* of a publicatio?
which had previously alisorbed those of the American
Monthly Review and of the United States Magaxin..
were all concentrated in the American Monthly Mj?.i
line ' giving at once so broad a bull to the work us t?
rtLp'ts nationul character and ensure it. Pfrmancn. >
The number of pages, which have each month < *ce? d.
one hundred, was at the same time increased, to inal*
room for an additional supply of original matter , and each
number of the work throughout the Mtr lm? been orm
meiited with an engraving, executed by the first artists m
the country. How far the literary content, of the Mar
line have Wept pace with the*e aecondary improvement*,
the public are the liest judge*. The aim of the
hii* Wen from the firat to establish a periodical wh.ch
should liave a tone and character of it* own , and whuli,
while rendered sufficiently amusing to ensure it* circtila
tion, ahould ever keep for it* main obicct the promotion of
nood taste, and aound, vigoroua and fearless thinking, up
on whatever subject it undertook to discuss ; which. in a
word, should make ita wa/into public fiwor. and establish
its clauna to consideration, rather by what should te
found in iu page* than by any eclat which the name* of
popular contributors, or the dissemination of laudatory
paragraphs, could confer. Nor ha. the American Month,y
fiad any reason to regret having adopted and followed out
the course prescribed to itself from the first. It has in_
deed lost birth contributor* and wl-criber* by the tone of
some of it. paper* ; but l>y the more enlightened who have
mdgedof the tendency of the work in tk aggregate and
norty it* occasional difference of opinion with thenis. Ives,
it baa been .uatained with apint and liberality. h.is
been enabled to merge from infancy and dependance upon
extrinsic circumstance*; and the quickening power of
^anv mind., laboring successively or in um.on, has in
fused vitality into the creation w"hile shaping it into form,
until now it ha* a living principle of it* own ""
come something, ^it is bo,>ed, which ? the world would not
"'K^Slfthe *ub*cription li*t of the American Monthly
K?s en anred with the publications of every number dunnit
the but year, U i? not yet .ufficiently fulf ?o justify the
publisher* in carrying into effect their plan of liberal)
compensating both the regular ~nlr.butor* ^ eve^? n.
ter that furnmhe* a caaual paper for the wc< k. . or till
literarv labor in every department of a periodical is <*<?' ?
nJfauW thu- rewarded, can it fully .u.tain or merit the
character which an occasional article from a w ell pun!
'Tlheie views' biVju*t, there i* no impertinence in ap
pealing here to the public to a**i*t in furthering the n by
promoting the prosperity of the American Monthly Mac<i
" The work which i* under the editorial chagre of (\ F.
Hoofman and Park Benjamin, E*q. will continue to |*
published .imultaneou*^ the^'of.nX^nl'"|'!v 'v,
Now York, by George Dearborn & Co., in Boston m w*.
Broader* & Co., communication* received at the Office,
No. 38, Gold Street, New York.
1 chiefly to literature, but occasionally finding nxm
for articles that fall within the *cope of Science ; and not
professing an entire di*dain of tasteful fleer ton*, thomi h
iu. matter has been, a* it will continue to be, in the main.
UT;;'v politic* and controvcreial theology, a* far as |>oi
.ible, are ea 'ouslv excluded. They are sometimes so
blended with discussions in literature or in moral .ciencr
otherw ise unobjectionable, a* to gain admittance for the
sake of the more valuable mntter to which the) ad..? r.
but whenever that happens, they are ^.dW only . not
primaru. They are dro*?, tolerated only be< ause it ?ai.
not weU be severed from the sterling ore wherewith it i*
'"Reviews"and Critical Notices occupy their due
in the work; and it is the editor'* a,,., that they shoul
have a threefold tendency?to convey <n
fonn, such valuable truths or interesting ?"ci, en'8 " "rP
embodied in the works reviewed,?to direct the rea- r
attention Ui l>ooks that deserve to l>e remd,?and to w
him against wasting time and money upon that larae mini
ber which merit only to l>e burned. In this age of pubh
cation., that by the.? variety and multitude distract and
overwhelm every uiidiscriminating student,
criticism, governed by the views just mentioned, is one >1
the most inestimable and indi*pen*able of auxiliaries,
hiin who does wish to discriimnulc.
Essays and Tales, having in viewutility or amuscim n .
or both,-Historical Sketches,-and Remini*cenc. ? <
events too minute for history, yet elucidating it, wid hri^ >
ening it* interest,?may lie regarded a* forming the sta e
'f the work. And of indigenous poetry, enoii?h .* Pu -
lished?sometime* of no mean uUr
cultivate the growing poetical ta*te and taltnt
C?Th7time. appear, for .evernl reasons, to demand such
a work?and not one alone, but many. The public niiul
feverish and irritated .till, from recent political
The ^ft, MBuaaive influence of literature .* needed to
allav that fever, and *oothe that irritation. V ice and lol y
are riotinit abroad : They should lie d.iven by indignant
rebuke, ^fr lashed by riJicule, into their fitting haunl^
ignorance lord* it over an immense proportion of our
JLple. Every spring should be set in m?Mion, to ?n'u-c
the enlightened, and to increase their number, so that ti
creat enemy of iiopular government may no longer bn? ,
fike a portentous cloud, over the destinies of our count r .
And to^accomplish all these ends, what morei pow. rf I
agent can be employed than * periodical on the plan f
the Messenger; if that plan be but carried out m pia_ ?
The Soutn, peculiarly, requires such an went,
the Union, south of Washington, there are but two literary
periodical* ! Northward of that city, there are pi-ol'iildy at
leaittwenty-five or thirty ! I* this contrast jus.fi- J
the wealth, the leisure, the native tale nt, or lhe a'
literary taste of the Southern people compared w ith th
of the Northern t No: for in wealth, ?ntt. wd ?rt.;;
we mav iustly claim at least an enualil) with our
thren; and a domestic institutioni exclusively our
beyond all doubt afford. u?, if we choose, tw ice the
for reading and writing, which thejr enjoy. ( ||p
It was from a deep ?en*c of thi* loeal want,
woJd So. TMKRN wPas engrafted on the name of tin.
periodical ; and not with any design to nourish h ? |
indices (?r to advocate supposed loed IftUrests, ra
anv such thou"ht, it is thc ed.tor's fervent wish to sec .1
North and South Imund endearingly Uigether forev .
the iilkea band, of mutual k.^ne.s aud
from meditating ho.tiI.ty to the North, he h?? au J
drawn and he hope, hereafter to draw, much ol hisctio
should hi. p?g". by makin*eaeh re*mn know l
lietter contribute m any e**ential degree to dn|? i
lowering Houd* <?>?' 'beaten the peace of l-.H ?
to brigUtcn and .trengthen the .aerei tie* of fratrr.ul
10 The Southern Literary Messenger ha* now re?ehc;l ^
fifth No. of it. third volume. How far it ha* a t
ideas here uttered.it is not for the editor to _*??
believe*, however, that it fall* not further ,lhort..of1 0
than human weakneM uaually make* practice fall * ?
,h rhe Me**enger is issued monthly. Each n"^r
work contains 64 large super-royal page., pnnted
very h.nd?.me*t manner, on new ty,>e. ? < ?
equal at len.t to that on wh.ch any other periodical
printed in our country. ? e irB? than avolnn
No subscription is ill bs'iietiwl f The oner i*
and must commence with the current 11{^
#5 per volume, whieh mu*t be p* ?l ?' n(lW
of subscribing Thts is
fie No for all disunccs under 100 mil. s-o?
- "???? sr.
Tiik Minnnvnv i* published Tri-weeklv during ti>c
sittings of Congress, and Semi-weekly during the re
cess. Tri weekly on Tuesday*, Thursdays, and Satur
Advertisement* intended for the Tuesday paper
should be sent in e*rly on M?nd*y?those for the
Thursday paper, early on Wednesday, and for the -Sa
turday (taper, early on Fnd*v.
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