niCKWiCK CLUB, in four tolumea. Price 81,75 for
F""',W . F. TAYLOR.
BANCROFT'S HISTORY OF THK UNITED
STATES, in two volume*, ju? published. For sale
by<kK?19 T. TAYLOR.
WANTED,?At ihi* office,# bojr who writes ? fair
hand ; one who ha* had experience in writin( en
velope* would be p reft red.
NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS^
Trarellers going 8outh, are in
I formed that when they reach Pe
tersburg, Va., there is a choice of
I route*, either by the great tnaii
line, which nut daily through Gaston, Raleigh, Fayette
ville, Colombia, Augusta; or by ihe Wilmington Rail
Road, Stage, and Steaaiboat Co'*, line, from the termina
tion of the Petersburg Rail Road, through Halifax, Wil
mington, and Charleston. The day* of starting from
Petersburg by I hi* line aro Tneadaya, Thursday*, and
There can be no delajr, a* extra Po*t Coaches are pro
vided at each line.
Petersburg Rail Road Office, Dec. 11. dec 16-3m
*T*HE AMERICANS, hy Francis J. Grund, in their
J. moral, social, and political relations, i* just uuUlished
from the London edition, and this day received and for
aale by F. TAYLOR.
dec 16-tf _____
PHINEAS JAN NEV, Alexandria, ha* ju*t received,
per Swedish brig Ulla, Captain Hillinan, from Stock
holm, 160 ton* Swedish IKON, consisting of flat, round,
and square bats, plough plates, and land tide*; which,
with hi* stock of Swedish and English Iron, previously
in store, makes hi* assortment very good, and will be sold,
as usual, on accommodating terms.
Also, on hand and for sale, the choicest and most supe
rior extra old L. p. Madeira wine.
Choice extra good old L. P. Madeira Wine,
Very choice old Tinta do do
Do do do Sercial do do
Do do do Burcundy do do
Do do Madeira Grape Juice do
Do do superior old Port do
In bottles, put up in botes of one and two dozen, which
will be forwarded to order, being ready packed so as to
carry with porfect safety.
Also, choice and superior old Madeira and Port Wines,
in pipe*, half-pipe*, quarter casks, and half-quarter do. all
of his own importation, which will l>ear comparison with
any wine* in this District, or in the United States,
DANIEL 0'C0NNELL.~A beautiful full length En
graving, is this day received and for sale by
F. TAYLOR, Bookseller,
dec 16-tf Immediately east of Gadshy's.
NEW NOVELS?By the author of Rattlin the Reefer,
The Old Commodore, in 2 vols.
Also, the Duke of Monmouth, by the author of " Tho
Collegians," Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of
Slickville, 1 vol., are this day received, for sale by F.
TAYLOR, are for circulation among the sultscribers to
the Waverly Circulating Library, immediately east of
Gadsby's Hotel. dec 12-tf
FHAVE THIS DAY OPENED
50 pieces very rich figured Silks,
60 do do do plain Poult de Soie,
30 do do do rilain white and col'd Satisn
131 do superior black Silks,
50 do indress pattern, rich Shalleys,
50 do dark brown English Mori noes.
BRADLEY Si CATLETT.
LANKETS, CARPETINGS, die.?BRADLEY &
CATLETT hare on hand
100 pieces Ingrain Carpeting*,
100 pair* large and heavy Blanket*,
50 Marseilles Quilts,
300 pairs small size Blanket* for single beds.
dcc!23taw2w BRADLEY & CATLETT.
"IT7"E have this day opened?100 pieces super Irish
VV Linens, very cheap,
20 pieces extra fine do.,
150 do. long Cloth Cotton Shirtings.
Also, 50 pieces 8-4. 9-4, and 10-4 Damask Diapers,
100 Damask Table Cloths, all sizes.
BRADLEY & CATLETT.
HAIR CUTTING.? National Dressing Rooms, Gads
by fit Newton's Hotel, Sixth street, No. 2. S
PARKER, the Hair Cutter at the above rooms, is now
prepared to give the most fashionable and fancy cut to
such gentlemen as will submit their locks to his disposal.
In his Shaving Department he lias good, skilful, and care
ful workmen, who are always at hand.
Gentlemen who shave themselves would find it to their
advantage to furnish themselves from his stock of Soaps,
Shaving Brushes, 6ic., as he has been particular to select
the best articles possible in his line. He has a few cases
of common looking English Razors, which he knows to be
first rate, which the purchaser can return if they do not
suit. Price, one dollar each. ilea
ILLINOIS IN 1837.
ASCETCH, descriptive of the situation, boundaries,
face of the country, prominent districts, prairies
rivers, minerals, animals, agricultural productions, public
lands, plans of internal improvement, manufactures, etc.,
of the State of Illinois ; also, suggestions to emigrants,
sketches of the counties, cities, and principal towns in
the State ; together with a letter on the cultivation of the
prairies, by the Hon. H. L. Ellsworth : to which are an
nexed the Letters from a .Rambler in the West, it also
contains a fine map of the State. Just received! and for
sale by F. TAYLOR,
dec 14-tf Immediately east ofGadsby's.
MRS. WIRT'S FLORA'S DICTIONARY,
With beautifully colored engravings, upwards of 6no
hundred i:i number.
THIS beautiful edition is this day received and for sale
liy P. TAYLOR, along with a farther supply of hooks
of Engravings, Illustrated Books, of various kinds. Sou
venirs, elegantly bound and ornamented editions of favo
rite authors, &c.; for sale at the lowest prices, at the
Waverly Circulating Library, immediately east of Gads
by's Hotel. dec 12-tf
CAREY on Wealth, Carey on Wages,
President Waytand's Political Economy,
McCullock's Statistics of Great Britain,
McCullock's edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations,
Condy Rnguet's " Examiner," 2 vols.
New editions of Raymond's Political Economy,
Rae's Political Economy; are just published and for sale
by F. TAYLOR,
Along with many other of the most vuluablc writers on
Political Economy, Currency, Finance, Statistics, Inter
national Law, &c., forming the most complete collection
of this class of sciencc to be found in the United States,
PLUMBER'S BUSINESS.?The subscriber, from
Baltimore, takes this method of informing the citizens
of Washington and vicinity, that he will remain a few days,
and make arrangements for undertaking any of the follow
ing kinds of work in hi* line of business, viz. The erect
ing of Water Chisels, Force or Lift Pumps, Baths, hot or
cold, fitted in a superior manner, the conveying of water
from springs to duellings, and through the different apart
ments, draining quarries, or any kind of lead work. lie
can be seen at Mr. Woodward's.
N B.?He has with hiin a few Beer and Cider Pumps,
to be seen as aliove.
Berwecn 10th and Uthsts., Pcnn. Avenue.
CHINA, liLASS AND QUEEN'S WARE.
?16 South Charles St., Baltimore,
HAS just received and is now opening, fo' hundrrd
and forty pncknqct of the aliove description of goods,
adapted for the Southern and Western markets?Con
stantly on hand, English, Iron Stone, and Granite China,
suitable for extensive hotels and steamboats?all of which
wilt be sold on as favorable terms as can be bought many
city in the Union.
Oct. 10. tf22
JUST PUBLISHED in one volume with several en
gravings plans etc. etc., and Map ot the city and Dis
trict, the whole forming n complete " Picture of the Ten
Miles Square," is for sale by
38 F. TAYLOR.
Gi LOVES. SUSPENDERS, STOCKS, WOOL I. F, N
r SHIRTS, AND DRAWERS.?We have to-day
30 do?. Suspenders, best kind.
. 50 do. superior Gloves.
50 do. Stocks, best make.
50 pieces Silk Pocl*?'t Handkerchiefs.
50 dozen Gentlemen'* Rib!?ed Woollen Drawers.
50 do. do. do. do. Shirts.
6 do. Raw Silk Shirts.
50 pieces Irish Linen*.
200 do. Sea Islatid Cotton Shirtin*s
BRADLEY & CATLETT.
Sept. H, 3taw2w8
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS.?We have for
50 pieces ingrain carpeting, which we will sell low.
50 do Brussels.
62 do 5-4, 6-4. 10-4, Bnd 12-4 Linen Sheeting*.
100 do 7-4, 8-4 Barnsly Diapers.
8-4, J 0-4 ami 20 4 fine Table Cloth*.
Napkins to match. *
1 bale Russia Diaper.
1 bale wide Crash.
Also, 50 Marseilles Quilts.
BRADLEY & CATLETT.
SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER.
PRINTED AND PLUUSHKD IN RICMMOND, VIRGINIA.
T. W WHITE, Editor and
TABLE OF CONTENT
fYV the December No., which will be
U day the 12th mat. This number cloaca the (turd vol
ume ot thia periodical. The 1st No. ol the 4th
will lie ready I'ur delivery ou the lat Jauuary, 1838.
j William Wordsworth. By a Virginian.
Napoleon und Josephine. By a Virginian.
I Power of the Steam Engine.
Notea and Anecdote*, Political and Miscellaneous, from
1T9G to 1830?drawn from the Portfolio of au Officer of
the Empire ; and translated by a gentleman in Phris,
from the French, for the Messenger, vi?. : Count Du
pont; Au Auagnun ; M. B L??, of the French
Academy ; The Farrier of the 22d Regiment oi CUaa
aeura ; An Official Journal; The Emotion of M , of
the French Academy; Inoculation for the Plsgue; The
Law of Sacrilege.
Motes' Ten Tables.
Constantine : or, the Rejected Throne. By the Author of
"Sketches of Private Life and Character of William
Ii. Crewfcrd." In Fourteen Chapter*. Chaps. Xlll
and XIV. (Concluded)
| John Randolph and Miss Edgeworth.
I Singular Blunder.
I The Deserter; A Romance of the Americsn Revolution,
founded on a well authenticated incident. In Ten
Chupters. Chapters VIII and IX.
Tour to tbo Northern Lakes. By a citi*cn of Albemarle.
1 Literature for the Timea. Stone* from Real Life : de
signed to teach true independence and domestic econo
my. To be completed in five parts. Part IV. The
Saving* Bunk and other Stories.
j Old Age. By a Virginian.
. St. Ursula.
An Oration, delivered by John Tyler, at York Town,
October lOih, 1837.
I The Vision of Agib. An Eastern Tale.
Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, of the United Slates
I The Token for 1838.
The Te*t of Shakspear.
j New England Morals.
? The Lyceum. No. IV. On the practice of Applauding
j Origin of Language in the British Island*.^ Translated
from41 La Revue Francaisc," by Samuel F. Glenn.
| Beautiful incident.
j Importance of Early Education. [From the Journal of
Behold the Dreamer Cometh. -
j To Murv. By H. Thompson.
Cupid Wounded. Translated from the Greek by a French
Lines accompanying a lichly wrought Italian Coverlid,
Presented to General Lafayette, on his first arrival at
the Eagle Hotel, Richmond, Vs., October 1821.
Tamerlane. From the Persian.
1. The Southern Literary Messenger is published in
monthly numbers, of 64 large superroyal octavo pages
each, on the best of paper, and ncutly covered, at $5 a
year?payable in advance.
2. Or five new sulwcribers by sending their names and
$20 at one time to the editor. will receive their copica for
one year, for that sum, or ?t $4 for each.
3. The risk of loss of payments for subscriptions, which
have been properly committed to the mail, or to the hands
of a postmaster, is assumed by the editor.
4. If a subscription is not directed to be discontinued
before the first number of the iieXt volume has been pub
lished, it will be taken as a continuance for another year.
Subscriptions must commence with the beginning of the
vol., and will not be taken for less than a year's publica
tion, unless the individual subscribing is willing to pay $5
for a shorter period?men if it be fur a tingle number.
5. The mutual obligatious of the publisher and subscri
ber, for the year, are fully incurred as soon as the first
number of the volume is issued: and after that time no
discontinuance of a subscription will be permitted. Nor
will a subscription be discontinued for any earlier notice,
while anything thereon remains due, unless at the option
of the editor.
Richmond, Vs., Dec. 4, 1837.
TKKASCKV NOTKsT AND SPECIE
THE highest premium paid at the office of T. P. PEN
DLETON, one door east of Gadsby's National Ho
tel, for Treasury Notes and Specie.
N. B. Those holding Newton & Gadsby's smnll notes
will please.present them as above, where all will be re
WAVBHLV CMCh/aTINO LIBrThY
IMMEDIATELY East of Gadsby's Hotel, Pennsylva
nia Avenue?is regularly supplied with a number of
copies of fi rry new u-ork immediately upon publication.
ADDITIONS Dl'RlNO THE LAST TWO WEEKS.
The Arethusa, a Naval Story, 2 vols?Ernest Maltravers,
by Bulwer, 2 vols?Davis' Life of Burr, second vol?The
, Good Fellow, a novel, translated from the French?Ban
| croft's History of the U. S. 2 vols, octavo?fourth vol. of
the Pickwick Club?Lockhart's Life of Scott?Pencil
i Sketches, by Mies Leslie, a new series?The Scourge of
j the Ocean, a novel, by an Officer of the U. S. Navy?
The Hawk Chief, a novel, by Irving, 2 vols.?Rory O'
More, an Irish novel, by Lover, 2 vols?Pic Nic Stories
and Legends of Ireland, 2 vols.?late numbers of the Mag
azines, Reviews, Ate.
Terms?Five dollars per annum, or one dollar for a
SPEECHES of Mr. Mason of Virginia, and of Mr. Lc
Legair of South Carolina, for sale at this office.
~ PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES,
JUST published and for sale by F. Taylor, containing
all the Inaugural, Annual, Special, and Farewell Ad
dresses and Mo g es of all the Presidents, tip to Novem
ber, 1837, Veos ssages, Proclamations, <Stc. Sic.
OTELEB & DONN, Pennsylvania Arrnw, South
tide, near 4 1-2 street, nearly ot/posite the Athenaeum,
have received their fall supply of .House-Furnishing goods
comprising a more general assortment than they have had
at any former period. They have aimed, from the com
mencement of their business, to collect at one place all
the necessary articles of house-keeping; and they are
happy to say that they have succeeded in relieving many
persons from the labor of searching our extended city for
such articles as necessity required. Our stock is now
large and full as cheap as at any former period to which
they would invite the attention of their friends and the
They have a eood assortment of?
Cabinet Ware and Chairs.
Also?Of Fancy Goods,
Crockery and Glass Ware,
Tin, Iron, and Wood Ware,
Beds, Bedsteads, Mattresses, (cc.
N. B. All articles purchased of us will be sent home
by a careful porter to any part of the city.
POTATOES.-J B. MORGAN &. CO. have for sab
at their grocery store, Varnum's Row. Pennsylvania
avenue, 1000 bushels of the best quality Mercer potatoes.
To families who want eight or ten bushels they will lie
sold low. nov 28-3t
PROPOSALS for publishing a Second Edition of the
Military Laws op the United States, by
George Templeinan. The first edition was compiled by
Major Trueman Cross, of the United States Army, and
published under the sanction of the War Department in
1825. It contains the most important of the resolutions
of the old Congress, relating to the Army, from 1775 to
1789?the Constitution of the United States, and all the
acts and resolutions of Congress relating to the Army and
the Militia, from 1789 to 1824.
The second edition, now proposed to be published, will
contain all the matter embraced in the first, carefully re
vised, together w ith all the laws and resolutions of Con
gress, bearing upon the Army, Militia, and Volunteers,
which have been enacted from 1824, down to the close of
the present session. ,The corrections and additions will
be made by Major Cross, the original compiler.
Officers of the Army and Militia, and others, who have
used the first edition of this work, have testified to its
In a country like ours, where the authority of the law is
paramount, the necessity of such a work is at all times
manifest; but it is especially so at present when a large
and mixed force of regulars, volunteers, and militia are
called into active service.
The vork will lie of royal octavo size, and will lie fur
nished to subscribers at $2 50 per copy, bound in law
TVTRS. PAGE'S BOARDING HOUSE, on Pennsyl
1V1 vania Avenue, opposite the Centre Market. Per
sons visiting Washington can be comfortably entertained
by the day or week.
Oct. 5. tfl9
Manufactures and machinery of
GREAT BRITAIN, by BaUmge and Barlow, in
1 volume quarto, is just imported from t<ondon. and for
sale by F. TAYLOIt, containing also, a Treatise on the
Principles of Manufactures. dec 5?38
SAMUEL HE1NECKE informs his friends and the
public, that he has taken a room four doors north of
Doctor Gunton's apothecary store, on ninth street, where
he will carry on his business. He feels confident, from
his long experience in cutting all kind* of garments, that
general satisfaction will t>e given to such as may favor
him with thoir custom. scp 23 3taw3w
J. B MORGAN fit CO. are now reoeiviog in addition
to their fanner stock of old wine*, aiaountiug lo 15,
000 boulea, and uecbaua ibe oldest and beat collection u>
he (bund in the United State., Otard, Dupay & Co'a.
Pale Brandy, of very high flaror, and very old; dark
colored Cognac from the aame house, with a*ery vjuntly
and brand of (Jharnpagnea, Sfolcil Ale, l^ondoa Porter,
aud Double Brow u Stout.
Out Madeira Wiuea, we impu^ direct, and will fuar
anty tkeoi to be equal in quaUliW llaror to any import
ed in the United Slalea.
We hare an'OMJUm Pale; Sherry oo hand, pronounced
uy Judjra In U H delicate aud aa pure a flavor of the
?rune aa they hare ever aeen in tbia country.
All ordera from Members of Cotigrras and strangers,
aa well aa ourciliaeua. will be jwnctually attended lo.
At I he old atand of Gowen fit Jaeoba, comer of 7th at
and Penuavlvaai* Avenue.
* J. B. MORGAN fit CO.
dfc ^?3l ___
DEMOCRATIC HE VIEW.
SUBSCRIPTIONS to the abovo Periodical w ill be re
ceived by F. Taylor, bookaeller. immediately eaat of
Gadaby'a Hotel, where the first number (ju*t published)
may be examined.
Among lite earlieat subscriptions to thii Magazine are
to be (bund the names of Andrew Jackson, M. Van Bu
ren, Levi Woodbury, B. F. Buller, L. Cass, Amos Ken
dall, ficc. Ac.?price five dollar* per annum.
The work will be forwarded strongly enveloped to any
part of ihe U. S.
Exchange office and general agen
cy.?The suliaeriber haa opened an office imme
diately oppoaile the Treasury, and adjoining tho General
Poat Office, for the tranaaclion of buaineaa with the ae
veral Departments of the Government. And for the pur
chaae and aale of all kinda of stacks, ficc.
He will always give the highest price
W. W. CORCORAN.
n31 3taw 4w
NEW GROCERY STORE.?The subscribers
having associated themselves together in buaineaa,
tinder the nrui and style of Cl.EARY fit ADDISON, beg
leave to announce to the citizena of Washington aud the
Public generally, that tbey have just rccc.vea from New
York, l*hiladelphia, and Baltimore, a well aelected as
aortment of choice Groceries, which they arc now open
ing, at their store on Seventh street, ueaily opposite to
the Patriotic Bank, to which they respectfully auk the at
tention of families and dealers generally, at whoiesalo or
5 hhds prime Sugars
7 do retailing Molasses
2,000 lbs Family and Loaf Sugar
20 cheats and half chests TEA, Gun|>owder, Im
perial, Young Hyson, Hyson, and Poucbong,
superior quality, and late importation
31 bags Java, Rio, St. Domingo, aud Havana
3 do burnt Coffee
50 barrels Family Flour, Doddrige and Rochester
8 hnlf barrels Buckwheat Flour, (extra quality)
75 choice Bacon Hams, (District cured)
50 Middlings and Shoulders do
I hnlf pipe "Murdoch's" old L.P.Madeira "*
, 23 quarter and halfquartercasks Pale and Brown
Sherry, Tencriffe, St. Lucar, F. Madeira,
and Sweet Malaga
1 pipe superior old Port, (genuine)
12 baskets Champagne, Anchor, Key, Orange,
and other brands
8 dozen "Medoc" Grape-juice, and other kinds
5 hall pipes French and Domestic Btandy, "Hcu
nessy" and otljer brands
5 barrels Apple Brandy
1 pipe Holland Gin, "Strawberry"
5 barrels domestic do
2 hhds old Whiskey, of extra quality
10 bbls common do
2 puncheons W. India and Jamaca Spirits
1 barrel pure old Irish Whiskey
10 boxes Sperm Candles
10 do Mould and Dipt
10 do Brown and Yellow Soap
3 do Putent Labor-saving do
10 do best Chewing and Plug Tobacco
10,000 superior Havana beeara
40 dozen Brooms and Whisps, various qualities
3 casks Goshen Cheese <
3 lioxcs Pine Apple do
3 dozen Painted Bucket*
2 do Alicante and Manilla Mais
1-2 do Tanned Sheep-skin do
55 whole, hnlf, and quarter boxes Bunch Rasins
1 cask fresh Rice
Together with a general assortment of?
Spice, Mustard, Saltpetre, Alum, Copperas,
Race and Ground Ginger, Table Salt in boxes
Olives, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Cocoa, Cocoa Paste,
Currants, Cranberries, Preserved Ginger,
Anchovies, Sardines, Capers, Pepper Sauce,
Marachino, Macaroni Vermicelli, Fancy Soaps,
Brushes, Blacking, Bed Cords, L. Lines, Coil
Rope, Sugar Uoxea, Can Tula, Demijons, English
Walnuts, Filberts, Dates, ficc. fitc.
dee. 8?w3w A. ADDISON.
MON. ABADIE, pupil of the Normal school in Paris,
lias the honor to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen
in this city and vicinity, that he continues to give lessons
in his own native language, at his rooms, or in private
families or academies, at a moderate price, which will bo
reduced to those formed iu classes, according to the num
Evening school w ill be open from 5 till 7, and from 8 till
10 o'clock, P. M.
Apply at Dr. Watkin's corner of 1 1-2 street and Penn
sylvania Avenue, or at Fossctt's, lately Mrs. Letourno's.
Ahadie's French Grammar and Course of French Lite
rature for sale in all the book stores in this city,
dec 5?3taw3m .
PAUL H. BORLAND begs leave to inform bis friends
and the public, that he has taken the store lately occu
pied by James Richey, where he will, at all times, be
pleased to wait on customers.
A. W. DENHAM, manufacturer of Copper, Sheet-iron,
and Tin ware, will always be found at the above store,
ready to execute orders for any article in his line.
A large assortment of Stoves, Grates, Lamps, and Tin
ware, kept constantly on hand. Zinc Roofing, Spouting
and Guttering done at the shortest notice.
Pennsylvania Avenue, 5 doors east of 9th street.
NEW YORK REVIEW
ARTERLV CHURCH JOURNAL.
THE plan of this Publication embraces extended re
views of important works, and discussions of impor
tant subjects in every department of literature and think
ing, similar in form and manner of those which make up
the contents of Quarterly Reviews genernlly.
It proposes, also, a brief analytical survey of the literary
productions 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 and religious world, par
ticularly 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 spirit, it will be 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
Anangcmcnts hnvc been made to secure the aid of the
best writers throughout the country ; and no pains or ex
cnicwill be spared to make this publication a work of
the highest character.
Term*.?The work will contain an average of 250pages
to each numlicr; and will be furnished to Subscribers at
Five Dollars a year, payable on delivery of the first num
ber. Any person becoming responsible for tix copies,
shall receive the seventh copy gratis.
All communications on the business concerns of the
Review, to be addressed to the Publisher, George Dear
born fit Co., 3N Gobi st. New York. Other communica
tions to be addressed to the Edilor, care of George Dear
born. Oct. 5.
Washington BRANCH RAILROAD?On and
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 3-4 A. M., a* heretofore.
The object of this alteration is to render certain the ar
rival of the train at Baltimore early enough to afford
ample time for passengers going North to take the steam
(mat, which now departs daily Mr Philadelphia, at half past
The afternoon train will, as heretofore, leave the depot
at a quarter after 5 o'clock, P. M.
(Globe, Native American, Alexandria Gazette, and Po
THE New York and Boston Illinois I,and Company
will oflVr at public auction at their office in the town
of Quiner, Adams County, Illinois, on Monday the 27th
day of Novemticr next, 100,000 acres of their Lands aitu
ated in the Military Tract in said State,
Lista of the lands may be had at the office of said Com
pany in Quincy and at 11 Wall Street, New York.
A minimum price will be affixed to each lot at the time
U it offered. JOHN TILLSON, Jr.
Agent for the N. Y. fit B. 111. L Co.
WINES, Ac.?J. B. MORGAN & CO are now re
cehring from the Robert Gordon and President, a
tine assortment of wine*. &.C., partly ai follow* ;
H'mes of the Rhine?Hockheimer. vinlifri 1831, 1027,
Ifttt; RiMteahrtincr Cabinet, 1H34 ; JotMUincsimger, 1877,
IHJ4 ; Mui'-oltruuer, 1927, IH34 ; Sleinwein, 1834; Stein
berger, INJ7. With * nuinl*T of lvwprioMi Hock wine*.
Qkmmpagtsts?Of the Cabinet, (this la aaid to be lite
beat brand of Champugnea imported,) Anchor, Grape,
Bucchua, and Heart, bruiuU.
CurduiU?Marint'tuiio, Curaeoa, Abaeyuthe, Stomach
Bitter, Mid other Cotthui*.
Sktrritr? IMe and Brown, very auperior
Madeiras?from Blackburn 6t Howard, March it Co.
Otard'a Pale Brandy, veiy auperior.
Loudon Porter, Brown Stout, ai d Scotch Ale.
Sardine*, truffles, anchovy | est % French mustard,
pickles, Aic. *0,000 superior Havana Segara.
Wr bare about 20,000 bottlea of old winea, Madeira*
and Sherrita, moat of them very old; with errry variety
of wiuea and liquor* in wood.
All ordera fr?n??J>road punctually attended to, and no
charge for packing.
aept 26-0t J. B. MORGAN A CO.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND.
The session of the medical depart
ment of thia Institution, will commence on the
last Monday of Octobcr next, and continue until the laat
day of February.
THE FACULTY OF PHYSIC ARE,
II. Willi* Bulky, M. D., Prafeaaor of Anatomy and
Hbxby IIowaio, M. D., Professor of Obatctrica, and of
the Diaeaae* of Women and Children.
Michael A. Finlby, M. D., Professor of Pathology,
and of the Practice of Medicine.
Robebt E. Dobsby, M. D., Profe*aor of Mnterin Me
ilica, Therapeutic* ,Hygiene, and Medical Jurispru]
William R. Funis, M. D., Professor of Chemiitry
John Fbbdkbick May, M. D., Professor of the Prin
ciples and Practice of Surgery.
Ellis Hughes, M. D., Demonstrator of Anatomy.
In making this annual announcement, the Trustees re
spectfully state, that, in addition to a Medical Faculty of
great ability, bat ing high claims to public confidence and
patronage, this Department of the University of Maryland
offer* other ami peculiar advantage* to Students for the
acquisition of Medical know ledge. Placed in the moat
favorable climate for attending to dissections, and pos
sessing commodious rnnms for that purpose, the Universi
ty of Maryland commands an unequalled supply of Matt
rial for the prosecution of the study of Practical Anator*
such, indeed, is the ubundonce of Subjects, that tin 1'iJ
feasor of Surgery will ufford to the Stwlents an opportunity ?
of per/ormtng themselves, under his direction, every Surgi
cal operation :?a great practical aiivantage, not heretofore
furnished, in uny of our Medical Schools
This University has also an Anatomical Museum,
founded on the extensive collection of the celebtated Al
len Burns, which became its property by purchase, at
5reat expense; and to thia collection numerous additions
lave been annually made :?and, of late, many very valu
able preparations have lieen procured from r ranee aud
Italy?which together afford ample means to make a great
variety of illustrations of healthy and diseased structure.
The Baltimore Infirmary, long and favorably known as
an excellent achool 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 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 great extent and value, much of it having
been selected in Europe, by the late distinguished Pro
fessor De Butts. And to a Laboratory, provided with
every thing necessary for a Course of Chemical instruc
tion, aro united the numerous and varied urticles required
to illustrate the lectures on Pharmacy and Materia Me
Neither expense nor enre has been spared to secure for
the University of Maryland the facilities necesaary for
the acquisition of a thorough Medical Education.
THE EXPENSES ARE :
TUB riRST COUBSK.
For attending the Lecture* of six Professor*,
each - . - . $15 90
r or attending the Dissector and Demonstrator, 8
For attending Clinical Lectures and instruc
tion at the Infirmary 5
THE SECOND COUBSE.
For attendance on the Lectures of six Profes
Graduation and Diploma, .... 20
The whole being only 213 dollars.
But Students who have attended one course of Leer
tures in another respectable Medical School, may gradu
ate here after they have attended one full course in this
University?where the course of instniction is as com
plete as that of any other Medical School?each Profes
sor being, in .this Institution, required to lecture every
iiJpto w'>?e, from the facility with which SUB
JrA- 1 8 are procured, Diaaeotions can be prosecuted with
more ease, and at less expense, than at any other place :
?here too. good boarding can l>e engaged, on as cheap
terms as in any other Atlantic City.
THE OFFICERS ARK,
His Excellency Thomas W. Veaxy, Governor of Ma
ryland, President of the Board of Trustees.
The Hon. Roger B. Taney, Provost.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEK8.
Nathaniel Williams, William Gw vnn,
Vice President. Dr. Hanson Pcnn,
John Nelson, James Wm. McCulloh,
Solomon Etting, Henry V. Somerville,
Isaac McKim, Dr. Samuel McCulloh,
Dr. Dennis Claude, and
James Cox, John G. Chapman.
JOSEPH B WILLIAMS, Secretary.
Baltimore, 26th August, 1837. twtlN5
TENTH VOLUME OF THE
QN the first of July, 1S37, commenced the tenth volume
. of the Knickerbocker, or New York Monthly Maga
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their efforts have been received at the hands of the public,
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citly by this unprecedented success, than by upward of
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I which, at different times, have appeared in the various
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hi its contents, and is printed in a superior style. At this
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TIIE AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY;
A Magazine of Poetry, Biography, mid Criticism, to he pub
lished Monthly, with splendid illustrations on Steel.
WHILE nearly every country of the old world can
boast of its collected body of national Poetry, on
I which the seal of a people's favorable judgment has been
set, and w hich exhibits to foreign nations in the most
striking light the progress of civilization and literary re
I finemcnt among its inhabitants ; while Lngland, especial
! ly, proudly disp!ays to the world a corpus pottarum the
l lustre of whose immortal wreath has shed a brighter
1 upon her name than the most splendid triumphs which
her statesmen and her soldiery have achieved, our own
| country seems destitute of poetic honors. Ayj*nrsy we
say, for although no full collection of the chef d enrrfa* ol
I our writers has been made, yet there exist, and are occa
sionally to be met w ith productions of American poets
i which will bear comparison with the noblest and most
polished efforts of European genius, and which claim for
I America as high a rank in the scale of literary elevation
as is now ceded to older and in some respects more fa
vored lands. .
Impressed with the correctness of this judgment we
I propose to issue a monthly magazine which shall contain
I in a perfect unmutilatcd form, the mast meritorious and
| beautiful effusions of the poets of America, of the past
and present time, with such introductory, critical, and
| biographic notices as shall be necessary to a correct under
standing of the works presented to the reader, and to add
interest to the publication. Those who imagine that
there exists n dearth of materials for such an undertaking,
j who believe that the Aonian Maids have- confined their
1 richest favors to our transatlantic brethren to the exclu
| sion of native genius, will be surprised to learn that we
I arc already in possession of more than two hundred vol
umes of the production of American bards, from alxiilt the
year lt>30 to the present day. Nor is it from these sources
alone that materials may be drawn. There arc but few
w riters in our country who pursue authorship as a voca
tion, and whose works have licen published in a collected
form. Our poets, especially, have generally written for
particular occasions, with the rcincmbrance of which
their productions have gone to rest, or their effusions hare
been carelessly inserted in jieriodicals of slight merit and
limited circulation, wherr they were unlikely to attract
notice to themselves, or draw attention to their authors?
The grass of the field or flowers of the wilderness are
growing over the ashes of many of the highly gifted who,
through the wild and romantic regions of our republic,
have scattered poetry in "ingots bright from the mint of
genius" and glow ing w ith the impress of beauty and the
spirit of truth, in quantities sufficient, were it known und
appreciated as it would be 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 'Yamoyden;' Wilcox, author
of the 'Age of Benevolence Robinson, author of 'The
Savage ;' Little, the sweet and lender poet of Christian
feeling, the lamented Brniiiard. and many beside, whose
w ritings arc almost unknown, save by their kindred asso
ciates and friends.
With the names of those poets who w ithin the last few
years have extended the reputation of American lite
rature beyond the Atlantic, Bryant, Dana, Percival,
Sprague, Sigouniey, Whittier, Willis, the public are
familiar ; and we can assure them that there exists, though
long forgotten and unknow'n. a mine of noetic wealth,
rich, varied and extensive, w hich w ill amply repay the la
bor of exploring it, nnd ndd undying lustre to the crown
w hich encircles the brow of American genius. In the pub
lication now proposed we shall rescue from the oblivion
to which they have long licen consigned, and embalm in a
bright and imperishable form the numberless ' gems of
purest ray,' with which our researches into the literary an
tiquities of o?ir country have endowed us ; and wo are con
fident that every lover of his native land w ill regard our
enterprise as patriotic and deserving the support of the
citizens of the United States, as tending to elevate the
character of that country in the scale of nations, and as
sert 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, conscious that we
are meriting i's support by exhibiting to the world ? 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 lor centuries hare IhjiisI
ed their civilization and refinement, and justly exulted in
their triumphs of their cherished sons in the noblest field
which heaven has opened to the human intellect.
The American Anthoi.ooy will contain complete
works of a portion of the following?the most popular of
our poetic writer*?and of the others, the best poems, and
such as are least generally known :
Adams, John Quincy Gould, Hannah r.
Allston, Washington Hallack, Fitx Greene
Burlier, Joseph Harney, John M.
Barlow. Joel Hillhmise, John A.
Benjamin. Park Hoffman, diaries * .
Bogart, Elizalieth Mellen, Grcnville
Brainerd, John G. C. Neal.John
Brooks, James G. Pealmdy, B. W O.
Bryant, William C. Percival, James O.
Clark, Willis O. Pierpont, John
Coffin, Ro'iert S. Pinckney, Edward C.
Dana, Richard H. Prentice, George D.
Dounc, George W. Rockwell, J. O.
Drake, Joseph R. Sands, Robert C.
Dwight, Timothy Hignun <*?, Lynia H.
Ellet, Elizabeth F. Sprague. Charles
Embury, Emma C. Stitcrmei* er, J. R.
Kverett, Edward Trumbull, John
Fairfield, Sumner L. Wet more, 1 rosper M.
Freneau, Philip Whittier. John G
Gallagher, William D. W illis, Nathaniel P.
In addition to the poems of the aliove named authors,
?elections, comprising the liest productions of more ihtin
four hundred other American writers, will lie given as the
The American Anthology will be published on the tirst
Saturday of every month. Each number will contain
seventy-two royal octavo pages, printed in the most lieau
tiful manner on paper of superior quality, artd twoormoro
portraits on steel, with other illustrations.
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This will commence the second year of "the New Series
of the American Monthly." One year has passed since,
by the union of the New England Magazine with tl.it
well established periodical, the resources of a publication
which had previously atmerlied those of the American
Monthly Review and of the United Slates Magaxiiy,
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stamp its national character and ensure its permanency.
The numlier of pages, which have each month exceeded
one hundred, was at the same time increased, to make
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number of the work throughout the year has been orna
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has been from the first to establish a periodical which
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word, should make its way into public favor, and establish
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popular contributors, or the dissemination of laudatory
Earagraphs, could confer. Norhas the American Monthly
ad any reason to regret having adopted and followed out
the course prescribed to itself from the first. It has in
deed lost both contributors and suliscribers by the tone of
some of its papers ; but by the more enlightened who have
judged of the tendency of the w ork in the aggregate and
not by its occasional difference of opinion with themsi Ives,
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been enabled to merge from infancy and dependence upon
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fused vitality into the creation while shaping it into fonn,
until now it has a living principle of its own. It ha* be
come something, it is hoped, which " the world would not
willingly let die,"
But though the subscription list of the American Monthly
has enlarged with the publications of every numlier durini
the last year, it is not yet sufficiently full to justify the
publishers in carrying into effect their plan of liberally
compensating both the regular contributors and even.' w ri
ter that furnishes a casual paper for the week. Nor till
literary labor in every department of a periodical is ade
quately thu* rewarded, can it fully sustain or merit liie
character which an occasional article from a well piud
popular pen may give.
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promoting the prosperity of the American Monthly Miigu
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PROSPECTUS OF THE
SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER,
THOMAS W. WHITE, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
THIS IS A MONTHLY MAGAZINE, devoted
chiefly to literature, but occasionally finding room
for articles that fall within the scope of Science ; and not
professing an entire disduin of tasteful tileciinn*, thonuh
its matter has been, as it will continue lo be, in the main,
Party politics and controversial theology, as far as. pos
sible, are jealously exclude,!. They we sometimes so
blended with discussions in literature or in moral science,
otherwise unobjectionable, as to gain admittance for the
sake of the more valuable matter to which they adhere
but whenever that happens, they are incidental only ; not
primary. They are dross, tolerated only because it can
not well be severed from the sterling ore wherewith it is
Reviews and Critical Notices occupy their due space
in the work; and it is the editor's aim that they should
have a threefold tendency?to convey in a condensed
fonn, such valuable truths or interesting incidents as are
embodied in the works reviewed,?to direct the reader's
attention lo books Unit deserve to be read,?and to warn
him against wasting time and money upon that large num
ber, which merit only to Iks burned. In this age of publi
cations, that by their variety and multitude distract and
overwhelm every undiscri'minating student, impartial
criticism, governed by the view s just mentioned, is one ot
the most inestimable and indispensable of auxiliaries, to
him who does wish to discriminate.
Essays and Tales, having in vicwutility or amusement,
or both,?Historical Sketches,?and Reminiscences ol
events too minute for history, yet elucidating it, and height
ening its interest,?may be regarded as forming the staple
of the work. And of indigenous poetry, enough is pub
lished?sometimes of no mean strain?to manifest ^iid to
cultivate the growing poetical tuste and lalcnls of our
The times appear, for several reasons, to demand such
a work?and not one alone, but many. The public mind
is feverish and irritated stili, from recent political strifes
The soft, assuosive influence of literature is needed, to
allay that fever, and soothe that irritation. V ice and follv
are rioting abroad : Thcv should be driven by indignant*
rebuke, or lashed by ridicule, into their fitting haunts.
Ignorance lords it over an immense proportion of our
people. Every spring should lie set in motion, to arouse
the enlightened,and to increase their numlier; so that the
great enemy of popular government may no longer brood,
like a portentous cloud, over the destinies of our country.
And to accomplish all these ends, what more powerful
agent can lie employed than a periodical, on the plan of
the Messenger; if that plan be but carried out in practice.
The South, peculiarly, requires such an anent. In all
the Union, south of Washington, there are but two literary
periodicals ! Northward of that city, there are probably at
least twenty-five or thirty ! Is this contrast justified by
the wealth, the leisure, the native talent, or the actual
literary taste of the Southern people, compared with those
of the Northern ? No: for in wealth, talents, and taste,
we may justly claim at least an equality with our bre
thren; and a donicstie institution exclusively our own,
lieyond all doubt affords us, if we choose, twice the leisure
for reading and writing, which they enioy.
It was from a deep sense of tins local want, that tlie
word Southern wus engrafted on the name of tins
periodical; and not with any design to nourish l<?*al pre
judices, or to advocate supposed local interests. Far from
any s'uch thought, it is the editor's fervent wish to see the
North and South bound endearingly together forever, in
the silken bands of mutual kindness and affection lar
from meditating hostility to the North, he has already
drawn, and he hops* hereafter to draw, much of his choicest
matter thence; ano happy indeed will he deem himself,
should his pages, by making each region know the other
better, contribute in any essential degree to dispel the
lowering clouds that now threaten the peace of IkiIIi, and
to brighten and strengthen the sacred ties of fraternal
The Southern Literary Messenger ha* now reached the
fifth No. of it* third volume. How far it has acted out the
ideas here uttered, it i* not for the editor to say. lb
believes, however, that it falls not further short of them
than human weakness usually makes practice lall short o.
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