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FCKWICK CLUB, in foui volumes. Price f 1,75 for
the ?i t Fur Mile by
%*mm r.TAYLOH.
STATES, in two volumes, just published. Forsale
b3d,cl? F.TAYLOR.
WANTED,?At this office, ? boy who writes s fair
hand , one who has ha?l experience in wriling en
velopes would be prefered.
Travellers going South, we in
(formed that when they reach Pe
> tersburg, Vs., there is a choice of
i routes, either by the great mail
line, which rune daily through Gsston, Raleigh, Fayette
ville, Columbia, Auguxta; or by the Wilmington Rail
Road, Stage, and Steamboat Co's. line, from the termina
tion of the Petersburg Rail Road, through Halifax, w ?1
mington, and Charleston. Tbe days of starting trom
Petersburg by this line are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
There can he no delay, as extra Post Coaehcs are pro
vided at each line.
Petersburg Rail Road Office, Dec. 11. dec 16>3m
THE AMERICANS, by Frsneis J. Grand, in their
moral, social, and political relations, is just uuuusoed
from the London edition, and this day received ami lor
sale bv r. TAYLUK.
dec lft-tf
TJHLNEAS JANNEY, Alexandria, has just received,
JT per Swedish brig Ulla, Captain Hillman, from Stock
holm, 160 tons Swedish IRON, consisting of flat, round,
and square bats, plough plates, snd land sides; which,
with his stock of Swedish and English Iron, previously
in store, makes his 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 Burgundy do do
Do do Madeira Grape Juice do
Do do superior olu Port do
In bottles, put up in boxe* of one and two dosen. 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 pipes, half-pipes, quarter casks, and half-quarter do. all
of his own importation, which will War comparison with
any wines in this District, or in the United States,
dec 18-eo7t
BAN1EL O'CONNELL?A beautiful full length En
graving, is this day received and for sale by
F. TAYLOR, Bookseller,
dec 10-tf Immediately east of Giulxby V
NEW NOVELS?By the author of Rattlin the Reefer,
The Old Commodore, in 2 vols.
Also, the Duke of Monmouth, by the author of " The
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 suliscribers to
the Waverly Circulating Library, immediately east of
Gadsby's Hotel. dec 13-tf
50 pieces very rich figured Silks,
60 do do do plain Poult dc Soie,
30 do do do plain white and col'd Satisn
131 do superior black Silks,
50 do indress pattern, rich Shalleys,
50 do dark brow n English Merinoes.
decl2 3taw2w
CATLETT have on hand
100 pieces Ingrain Carpetings,
100 pairs large and heavy Blankets,
50 Marseilles Quilts,
300 pairs small size Blankets for single beds.
dec!23taw2w RRADLEY & CATLETT.
"IT 7"E have this day opeaod?100 pieces super Irish
W 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.
dec. 12-dtf
HAIR CUTTING.?National Dressing Rooms, Gads
by & Newton's Hotel, Sixth street, No. 2. S
PARKER, the Hair Cutter at the above rooms, is now
prepared to give tbe most fashionable and faney cut to
such gentlemen as will submit their locks to his disposal.
In his Shaving Department he has 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 bis stock of Soaps,
Shaving Brushes, fite., as he has been particular to select
the best articles possible in his line, lie lias a few cases
of common looking English Razors, which he knows to be
first rate, which the purcJuwuir ran return if titey do not
suit. Price, one dollar each. dec 12-dCt
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 iu
the State ; together with a letter on the cultivation of the
prairies, by the lion. 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
?ale by F. TAY LOR,
dec 14-tf Immediately east ofGadsby's
With beautifully colored engravings, upwards of one
hundred in number.
rpHIS beautiful edition is this day received and for sale
A by P. TAYLOR, along w ith a iartber supply of books
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 cast ot Gads
by's Hotel. dec 12-tf
GAREY on Wealth, Carey on Wages,
President Wayland's Political Economy,
McCullock's Statistics of Great Britain,
McCullock's edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations,
Condy Raguet's " Examiner," 2 vols.
New editions of Raymond's Political Economy,
Rae's Political Economy: are just published and for sale
Along with many other of the most valuable writers en
Political Economy, Currency, Finance, Statistics, Inter
national Law, &c., forming tlie most complete collection
of this class of scicncc to be found in the United States,
dec 12?d
PLUMBER'S BUSINESS.?The subscriber, from
Baltimore, takes this method of informing the citizens
of Washington and vicinity, that he w ill remain a few days,
and make arrangements for undertaking any of the follow
ing kinds of work in his line of business, viz. The erect
ing of Water Closets, Force or Lift Pumps, Baths, hot or
cold, fitted in a superior manner, the conveying of water
from springs to dwellings, and through the different apart
ments, draining quarries, or any kind of lead work. He
can be seen at Mr. Woodward's.
N. B.?He has with him a few Beer and Cider Pumps,
to be seen as above.
Berwecn 10th and 11th sts., Penn. Avenue.
Oct. 18?23
40 South Charles St., Baltimore,
HAS just received and is now opening, five hundred
ami forty package* of the above description of goods,
adapted for ihe Southern and Western markets?Con
stantly on hand, Emdish, Iron Stone, and Granite China,
suitable for extensive hoteli and steamboats?all of which
will lie sold on as favorable terms as can be bought in any
city in the Union.
Oct. 10. tf22
JUST PUBLISHED in one volume with several en
gravings plans etc. etc., and Map of the city and Dis
trict, the whole forming a complete " Picture of the Ten
Miles Square," is for sale by
Gloves, suspenders, stocks, woollen
SHIRTS, AND DRAWERS ? We have to-day
opened? ^
30 doz. Suspenders, best kind.
50 do. superior Gloves.
60 do. Stock*, best make.
50 pieces Silk Pocket Handkerchiefs.
50 dozen Gentlemen's Ribbed Woollen Drawers.
50 do. do. do, do. Shirta.
6 do. Raw Silk Shirts.
50 pieces Irish Lifiens.
200 do. Sea Island Cotton Shirtings.
Sept. 8. 3taw2w8
House furnishing goods.?wb h^T ?Tr
50 pieces ingrain carpeting, which we will sell Vow.
50 do Brussels.
<J2 do 5-1, fl-4, 10-4, snd 13-4 Linen Sheetings.
100 do 7-4, 8-4 Rarr??!y Diapers.
8-4, 10-4 and 30 t fiue Table Cloths.
Napkins to match.
1 bale Russia Diaper.
1 bale wi<}e Crash.
Al*6, SO Marseille* Quilts.
?p* ??3tw3w
T. W. WHITE, Editor and Frohkikto*.
OF the Deeainher No., which will be issued on Tues
day the lath nut. This number closes Lite third vol
1 urnf *'*'? periodical. The lit No. of the 4th volume
| will be ready lor delivery on the ltt January, AM3&
William Wordsworth. Dy a Virginian.
.Steps of a Dance.
Napoleon and Josephine. By a Virginian.
Power of the Strain Engine.
Note* and Anecdote*, Political and Miscellaneous, from
17WJ to 1830?drawn from the Portfolio of an Officer
the Empire ; and trans luted by a gentleman in Puria
from the ftrnfli, for the Messenger, vu. : Count Du
ponl; An Anagram ; M B L???.of tlie French
Academy , '1'hc Farrier of the 22d Regiment of Chaa
seurs ; An Official Journal; The Emotion of M -, of
the French Academy; Inoculation for the Plague; The
Law of Sacnlcge.
Moses' Ten Tables.
Constantine :or, the Rejected Throne. Bv the Author of
?' Sketches of Private Life and Character of William
H. Crawford." In Fourteen Chapter*. Chaps. XIII
and XIV. (Concluded)
John Randolph and Misi Edge worth.
Singular Blunder.
The Deserter: A Romance of the American Revolution
founded on a well authenticated incident. In Ten
Chapters. Chapters VIU and IX.
Tour to the Northern Lakea. By a citixen of Albemarle
Literature for the Times. Stories from Real Life : de
signed to teach true independence and domeatic econo
iny. To be completed in five parts. Part IV. The
Savinga Bank and other Stories.
Old Age. By a Virginian.
St. Ursula
All Oration, delivered by John Tyler, at York Town
October 10th, 1837.
The Vision of Agih. An Eastern Tale.
Daniel Webater of Massachusetts, of the United States
The Token for 1838.
j The Text of Shakspear.
New England Morals.
I The Lyceum. No. IV. On the practice of Applauding
Public Speakers.
i Origin of Language in the British Islands. Translated
from *' La Revue Francaise," by Samuel F. Glenn.
Beautiful incident.
Importance of Early Education. [From the Journal of
Education.] [Selected]
Behold the Dreamer Cometh.
To Mnrv. By H. Thompson.
Cupid Wounded. Translat cd from the Greek by a French
Lines accompanying n liehly wrought Italian Coverlid,
Presented to General Lafayette, on his first arrival at
the Eagle Hotel, Richmond, Va., October 1824.
Confounded Bores.
Tamerlane. From the Persian.
1. The Southern Literary Messenger it published in
monthly, numbers, of 64 large superroyal octavo pages
each, o.i the beat of paper, and neatly covered, at f5 a
year?payable in advance.
2. Or five new subscribers by sending their names and
8-0 at one time to the editor, will receive their copics for
one year, for that sum, or at $4 for each.
3. The risk of loss of payments for subscriptions, which
have been properly committed to the mail, or to the hand*
of a postmaster, is assumed by the editor.
4. If a subscription is not directed to be discontinued
before the first number of the next volume has been pub
lished, it will betaken as a continuance for another year.
Subscriptions must commence wiih4li? 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?if it be for a tingle number.
5. 1 he mutual obligations 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 w ill be permitted. Nor
w ill a subscription be discontinued for any earlier notice,
while anything thereon remains due, unless at the option
of the editor.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 4, 1837.
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. 1 hose holding Newton it Gadsby's small notes
will please present them us above, where all will be re
December 9?3t
IMMEDIATELY East of Gadsby's Hotel, Pennsylva
nia Avenue?is regularly supplied with a number of
rwry new work immediately upon publication.
The Arethusa, a Naval Story, 2 vols?Ernest Maltrarers,
bjr Bui wer, 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 1 ickwick Club?Lockhart's Lite of Scott?Pencil
Sketches, by Mies Leslie, a new series?The Scourge of
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, &e.
Terms?Five dollars per annum, or one doilor for a
single month.
SPEECHES of Mr. Mason of Virginia, and of Mr. Le
Legairof South Carolina, for sale at this office.
( Dec. 0?3t
UST published and for sale by F. Taylor, containing
- all the Inaugural, Annual, Special, arid Farewell Ad
dresses and Messages of all the Presidents, up to Novem
ber, 1837, Veto Messages Proclamations, 6ic. 6ic.
dec 0?10
OTELEB DONN, Penntylvtxnia Avenue, South
tide, near 4 1-2 ttreet, nearly ojrpotite. 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 ut 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 lahor 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
pnblic eenerally.
They have a good assortment of? '
Cabinet Ware and Chairs.
Also?Of Fancy Goods,
Crockery and Glass Ware,
Looking Glasses,
Tin, Iron, and Wood Ware,
t Beds, Bedsteads, Mattresses, <Sce.
N.B. All articles purchased of us will be sent home
by n careful porter to any part of the city.
dec 1?3t
P? ' A I OES.-?J, B. MORGAN & CO. have for sal.?
at their grocery store, Varntun's Row, Pennsylvania
avenue, 1000 bushels of the best quality Mercer potatoes.
To families who want eight or ten bushels they will lie
""'d l"?- _ nov 28-3t
PROPOSALS for publishing a Second Edition of the
Military Laws or the United States, by
George Templeman. The first edition was compiled by
Major Trueman Cross, of the United States Army, and
published under the sanction of the War Department in
1805. It contains the most important of the resolutions
of the old Congress, relating to the Army, from 1775 to
178!)?the Constitution of the United States, and all the
acts ami resolutions of Congress relating to the Army anil
the Militia, from 1780 to 1824.
The second edition, now proposed to be published, will
contain all the matter embraced in the first, carefully re
viser!, together with all the laws and resolutions of Con
gress, bearing upon the Army, Militia, and Volunteers,
which. haVe been enacted from 1821, 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 Jo its
great usefulness.
In a Country like ours, where the authority of the law is
pnramonnf, 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.
I lie vork w ill be of royal octavo sixe, and will be fur
nulled to aubacri.'iers at 50 per copy, bound in law
vania Avenne, opposite the Centre Market. Per
sons visiting Washington can be comfortably entertained
by the day or week. '
Q*'1 tflO
Manufactures and machinery of
GKKA I BRI I AIN, by BnUiagn and Harlow, in
I volume qunrto, is mst imported from lA?iidoR, and for
sale by F. TA YLOIl, containing also, a Treatise on the
Principles ol Manufactures. dtp 5 39
SIM URL H Kf N i;('K E informs his friends and the
public, th:it he has taken a room four doors north of
Uoctijr CJunton's apothecary store, on ninth street, where
he will Carry on his tamines*. He feels confident, from
his long experience in cutting all kinds of garments, that
general satisfaction will I* given to such as may favor
him with thair tustom. ?p 23 3taw3w
J' B MORGAN & CO. a re now receiving in addition
to their former stuck of old wine*, amounting to 14,
iMM) bottles and iwrhap* I tie olde?t mad twit collection to
be found in the (Tinted Slate*. Ourd, Dupuy & C#V
Pale Brandy, of ?ery high flavor, and very old; dark
colored Cognac from Uw aame how, with every variety
and brand of Champagne*, Scotch Ale, London Porter,
and Double Brown Stout.
Out Madeira Wine*, we import direci, and will guar
anty them to be equal in quality and flavor to any import
ed in the United State*.
We have an .Oldham Pale Sherry on hand, pronounced
by Judge* to De a* delicate and ua pure a flavor of the
grape m they have ever seen in lhi? country.
All order* from UeuUraof Congrea* and atrungera,
a* well aa our citizen*, will be punctually attended to.
At the old stand of Gowen & Jacoba, comer of 7th at
and Pennsylvania Avenue.
1 J. B. MORGAN & CO.
SUBSCRIPTIONS to the above Periodicul will be re
ceived by F. Taylor, bookacller, immediately east of
Gadaby'* Hotel, where the .flrat number (ju*t published)
may be examined.
Among the earliest aubacription* to this Magazine are
lobe found the names of Andrew Jackaou, M. Van Bu
ren, Levi Woodbury, B. F. Butler, L. Casa, Amo* Ken
dall, <kc. Ac.?once five dollars per annum.
The work will be forwarded atrungly enveloped to any
part of theU. 8. W
Exchange office and general agen
(jy. The aubaerilier ha* opened an otrice imme
dialely opposite the Treasury, and adjoining the General
Poat Office, for the tran*action of bu*iness with the se
veral Department* of the Government. And for the pur
chase and sale of all kind* of stock*, dtc.
He will always give the highest price
n21 3taw 4w
NEW GROCERY STORE.?The *uh*cr>bera
having associated themselves together in business,
under the firm and atyle of CLKARY at ADDISON, beg
leave to announce to the citizens of Washington and the
Public generally, that they have just received from New
York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, a well selected a*
sortment of choice Groceries, which they are now open
ing, at their store on Seventh street, nearly opposite to
the Patriotic Bank, to which they reapectfully ask the at
tention of families and deulers generally, at wholesale or
retail, viz.
5 hhds prime Sugar*
7 do retailing Molasae*
2,000 lb* Family ami Loaf Sugar
20 cheats and half cheats TEA, Gunpowder, Im
perial, Young Hyaon, Hyson, and Pouchotig,
auperior quality, and late importation
31 bags Java, Rio, St. Domingo, and Havana
3 do burnt Coffee
50 barrels Family Flour, Doddrige and Rochester
8 hnlf barrels Buckwheat Flour, (extra quality)
75 choice Bucon Hams, (District cured)
50 Middlings and Shoulder* do
1 half pipe "Murdoch's" old L. P. Madeira
23 quarter and half quarter casks Pale and Brown
Sherry, Teneriffe, St. Lucar, F. Madeira,
and Sweet Malnita
1 pipe superior old Port, (genuine)
12 baskets Champagne, Anchor, Key, Orange,
and other brands
8 dozen "Medoc" Grape-juice, and other kind*
5 half pipes French and Domestic Brandy, "Hen
nessy" and other 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 Candle*
10 do Mould and Dipt
10 do Brown and V cllow Soap
3 do Patent Labor-saving do
10 do best Chewing and Plug Tobacco
10,000 superior Havana Setiars
40 dozen Brooms and Whisps, various qualities
3 casks GoJthen Cheese
3 boxes Pine Apple do
3 dozen Painted Bucket*
2 do Alicante and Manilla Mat*
1-2 do Tanned Sheep-skin do
5o whole, half, 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, {Hive Oil, Chocolate, Cocoa, Cocoa Paste,
Currants, Cranberries, Preserved Ginger,
Anchovies, Sardines, Capers, Pepper Sauce,
Marachino, Macaroni Vermicelli, r ancy Soans,
Brushes, Biackuig. Bed Cord*. l>. Lino*, Coil
Hope, Sugar Boxes, Can Tul>?, Demijons, English
Walnuts, Filberts, Dates, die. &c.
dec. 8?w3w A. ADDISON.
MON. ABA DIE, pupil of the Normal school in Paris,
has the honor to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen
in this city and vicinity, that he continues to give lessons
in his ow n native language, at his rooms, or in private
families or academies, at a moderate price, which w ill be
reduced to those formed in classes, according to the num
Evening school will be open from 5 till 7, and from 8 till
10 o'clock, P. M.
Apply at Dr. Watkiq's corner of 4 1-2 street and Penn
sylvania Avenue, or at Fossett's, lately Mrs. Letourno's.
opposite Gadsby's Hotel.
Abadic'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 his friend*
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 forany articlc in his line.
A large assortment of Stoves, Grates, Lamps, and Tin
ware, kept constantly on hand. Zinc Rojfing, Spouting
and Guttering done at the shi rtcst notice.
Pennsylvania Avenue, 5 doors east of 9th street.
Nov. 10.
THE plan of this Publication embraces extended ro
views of important works, and discussions of ini|?or
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 generally.
. 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 Teligious world, par
ticularly in reference to the state and progress of the
Church. ,
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 ami
moral movement of *ociety ; 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 principle* of the Protestant Episcopal
Church. Tiro 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 spi'rit, will constitute the unity of
the work.
Ariangements have lieen made to secure the aid of the
best writers throughout the country ; and no pain* or ex
ensew ill lie spared to make tin* publication a work of
the highest character.
Ttrmt.?The work will contain an average of 250 page*
to each number; ami will be furnished to Subscribers at
Five Dollars a year, payable on delivery of the fir?t num
ber. Any person becoming responsible for tit copies,
ahsll receive the seventh copy grati*.
All communications on the business concern* of the
Review, to be addressed to the Publisher, George Dear
born & Co., 38 Gold st. New York. Other communica
tion* to lie addressed to the Edilor, care of Georw Dear
Oct. 5.
? ? after Monday next, the 11 instant, the cars w ill 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 altenition is to render certain the ar
rival of the train at Baltimore early enough to afford
ample time for passeiiirer* itoing North to take the steam
boat, which now depart* daily for Philadelphia, at halt past
'*Tlie afternoon train will, ns heretofore, leave the depot
at a quarter after 5 o'clock, P. M.
(Globe, Native American, Alexandria uazette, and Po
tomac Advocate.) _
THE New York and Boston Illinois Land Company
will offer at public auction at their o(See in the town
of Quincv. Adams County, Illinois, on Monday the 27th
day of November next, 100,000 acres of their Lands *itu
ated in the Military Tract in said State
List* of the lands may be had at the office of said Com
pany in Quincy and at 44 ^ all Street, New ^ ork.
A minimum price will be affixed VliVjL i tlme
U is offend. JOHN TILLSON.Jt.
Agent forth* N. Y & B. III. L Co.
WINES, &C.-J. B. MOHUAN A CO. are #ow re
?eiviaj from the Robert Gordon and President, s
fine asaortuurul of w lues, dev.. partly u follows ;
HW? of the Rhine?Hockheimer, viiilu^i?? 1831, 1827,
1825 , Kudmke liner Cabinet, 1834 ; Joh*a??aherger, 1*27,
183-1, Marcobruurr, 1827, 1834 , Stemwnn. 1834 ; Slein
' er, 1087. V 'm
be*t bramfof Chanqiagne* imported,) Anchor, Grape,
lojs , wareooruuer, lax/, ia*? , oieinwein. inn , aurin
berger, 1827. With a number of low-priced Hock winea.
? Champagnet?Of the Cabinet, (thu ia aaid to ba the
Bacchus, and Heart, brand*.
a CurdmU?Marischuio, Guracoa, Abseynlhe, Stomach
Bitter, and other Cordial*.
SJmrrtm?Vul? aud Brown, very nupenor.
Madeira*?From Blackburn it Howard, March & Co.
Otsfd's Pale Brandy, very superior.
Loudon Porter. Brown Stout, and Scotch Ale.
Sardinea, truffle*, anchovy |Mti, French mustard,
pickle*, die. 20,000 superior Havana Srjar*.
We have ubtHit 20,000 bottles of old wines, Madeiras
snd Sherries, most of them very old; with every variety
of wines and Liquors in wood.
All orders from abroad punctually attended to, and no
chance for Dackimt.
sept 20?tit J. B. MORGAN 6l CO.
The session of the medical depart
ment of this Institution, will commence on the
last Monday of October next, and continue until the last
day of February.
the faculty of physic are,
H. Willis Bailey, M. D., Prsfessor of Anatomy and
Henry Howard, M D., Professor of Obstetric*, and of
the Diseases of Women and Children.
Michael A. Finley, M. D., Professor of Pathology,
| and of the Practice of Medicine.
Robert E. Doesky, M. D., Professor of Materia Me
dics, Therapeutics ,Hygieiie, and Medical Jurispruj
William R. Fishes, M. D., Professor of Chemistry
and Pharmacy.
John Feedeeice May, M. D., Professor of the Prin
ciples and Practice of Surgery.
Ellis Hvoiies, M. D., Demonstrator of Anatomy.
In making this annual announcement, the Trustee* re
spectfully state, that, in addition to a Medical Faculty of
great ability, having high claims to public confidencc and
patronage, this Department of the University of Maryland
offer* other and peculiar advantages to Students for the
acquisition of Medical knowledge. Placed in the most
favorable climate for attending to dissections, and pos
sessing commodious rooms for that purpose, the Universi
ty of Marylund commands an unequalled supply of Mate
rial for the prosecution of the study of Practical Anatom
such, indeed, is the abundance of Subjects, that the l'i J
feasor of Surgery w ill afford to the Students an opportunity
of performing themselves, under his direction, every Surgi
cal operation :?a great practical mltmntage, not heretofore
furnished, in any of our Medical School*
This University has aluo an Anatomical Museum,
founded on the extensive collection of the cclebtated Al
len Burns, which became its property by purchase, at
great expense; und to this collection numerous additions
have been annually made :?and, of late, many very valu
able preparations have been procured from France and
Italy?which together afford ample means to make a great
variety of illustration] of healthy and diseased structure.
The Baltimore Infirmary, long and favorably known as
an excellent school of practice, is connected with the Me
dical Department, and furnishes every class of disease for
the practical elucidation of the principles taught, by the
Professors of the Practice of Medicine and of Surgery?
who, besides their regular lectures, will impart Clinical
instruction, at the Infirmary, at stated periods, in each
w eek 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 distinguish, d Pro
fessor De Butts. And to a Laboratory, provided with
*very thing necessary for a Course of Chemical instruc
tion, are united the numerous and varied articles required
to illustrate the lecture* on Pharmacy and Materia Me
Neither expense nor care has been spared to secure for
the University of Maryland the facilities necessary for
the acquisition of a thorough Medical Education.
For attending the Lectures of six Professor*,
each $15 90
For attending the Dissector and Demonstrator, 8
For attending Clinical Lectures aud instruc
tion at the Infirmary, - - - 5
For attendance on the Lectures of six Profes
sors, - - ? ? - . $90
Graduation and Diploma, .... 20
i ' 8110
The w hole being only 213 dollars.
Bat Students 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 ax com
plete a* that of any other Medical School?each Profes
sor being, in this Institution, required to lecture every
day?and whore, from tho facility with which SUB
JECTS arc procured, Dissections can be prosecuted with
more ease, and at less expense, than at any other place :
?here too, good boarding can be engaged, on as cheap
terms as in any other Atlantic City.
His Excellency Thomas W. Vcazy, Governor of Ma
ryland, President of the Board of Trustecs.
The Hon. Roger B. Taney, Provost.
Nathaniel Williams, William Gwynn,
Vice President. Dr. Hanson Penn,
John Nelson, James Wm. McCulloh,
Solomon Etting, Henry V. Somerville,
Isaac McKim, Dr. Samuel McCulloh,
Dr. Dennis Claude, and
James Cox, John G. Chapman.
Bv order,
Baltimore, 26th August, 1837. twtlNS
ON the first of July, 1837, commenced the tenth volume
of the Knickerbocker, or New York Monthly Maga
xine. The publishers, mindful of the favor w ith which
thoir efforts liavc 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 the past
and prospective character and course of their periodical.
Within the brief spacc of a little more than two years and
a half, the number of copies issued of the Knickerbocker
has been increased from less than fit* hundred to more
than four thousand, without other aids than the acknow
ledged merits of the work?acknowledged, not more expli
citly by thi* 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 State*, embracing those of the first
and most discriminating ch.ss in every section of the
Union. Of many hundreds who desired specimen num
bers, and to whom they have been sent for examination,
previous to subscribing, not one but has found the work
worthy of immediate subscription. A correct inference
in regard to the ^Merest or quality of the matter furnished
by the publishers, inav be gathered from the foregoing
facts. In relation to the quantity given, it need only bo
said, that it has always exceeded the maximum promised,
and in the numbers for the last year, by more than fmr
hundred page*. Of the clearness and beauty of the typo
graphical execution and material of the Knickerbocker,
ana the character of its embellishments?w hich, although
not expected by its readers, nor promised by it* proprie
tors, have nevertheless been given?it ia not deemed ne
cessary to speak. They will challenge comparison, it is
believed, w ith any similar periodical, at home or abroad.
It has been observed, that the constant aim of the edi
tors, in the management of the Knickerbocker, has been
to make tho work entertaining and agreeable, as well as
solid and useful. It is perhnjw ow ing tothe predominance
of these first named characteristics, that it has l>ecoine so
widely hnown to the public. In addition to several well
known and popularseries of numliers?such as the " Olds
and Knds of a Penny-a-Liner," " Ollapodiana," the " Pal
myra Letters,-' " An Actor's Alloquy, " Leaves from the
Blank Book of a Country Schoolmaster," " Wilson Con
worth," " Life in Florida," " Loaferinna," " The Eclec
tic," "Passage* fmm the Common-plsee Book of a Sep
tuagenarian," " Notes from Journals of Travels in Ameri
ca, and in various Foreign Countries," "The Fidget Pa
pers," ifcc.:?lilwral space has been devoted to interesting
Tales, illustrating American society, manners, the times.
Sic., embracing, besides, stories of the sea, and of pathos
and humor, upon n great variety of subjects, together with
biographies, legends, and essays, upon numerous and va
ried themes, interspersed w ith frequent articles of poetry,
of such a description as to secure for the Magazine, in
this department, a gratifying pre-eminence and celebrity.
Hut neither the scientific nor the learned, the solid nor
the useful, has been omitted, or lightly remrded. Origi
nal articles, from distinguished writers, (which have at
tracted much attention in this country, and several of
which have been copied and lauded nbrmid.l hare appear
ed in the recent numbers of the work, upon the following
subjects :
Past and Present State of American Literature ; South
American Antiquities; Inland Niviifation; OeoWy and
Revealed Religion; Insanity aed Monomania; Lil>er1y
rernue 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 Character;
Pulmonary Consumption ; Pulpit Eloquence; The Pros
pects aud Duties of tho Ago; Health of Europe and
America: Literary Protection nnd International Cony
Right; Po?try of the Inspiifd Writings ; Chinese Na
tions snd Languages; Chemistry (La!"oratory of Nature)
Tho Past, the Present, and the Future I Our Country,
with Comments on its Parties, Laws. Public School*,
snd Sketches of American 8.>eietv, Men, Education,
Manners nnd Hienery ; Philosophy of the Rosicrucinn* .
Intellectual Philosophy, Philolozy, Astronomy, Animal
and Vegetable Physiology, Astrology, Botany, Mineralo
gy, and Phrenology ; Progress of the Age, snd of Modem
Liberty; Christianity in France ; American Organic
Remain* i Historical Recollection* tU Natur. of Co
met* ; l)l*cv*?uun on Scriptural Miracle*; Sectional Dis
tinction* of tbe Union ; I'tuca Soeietm* ; PMMOCity of
UiMtMi; E*?ay* on Muaic, Fine Writing, 6ic.; toge
ther with many article* of a kindred description, which it
would exceed the luuiU of thu advert i*eiucnl to enume
rate in detail.
To tbe foregoing particular*, the publither* would on
ly add, that at no period ?nice the work passed into their
hands, have its literary capabilities and pro*pects been so
ample and auspiciou* a* at present; and that not only
will the same exertions be continued, which have secured
to their subscription list an unexampled increase, but their
claims upon the public favor will lie enhanced by every
means which increasing endeavors, enlarged facililie*,
and the moat liberal expenditure, can command.
Back number* have been re-printed to supply Volume
Nine, and five thousand copies of Volume Ten will be
printed, to meet the demands of new subscriber*.
A few brief notice* of (tie Knickerbocker, from well
known journals are subjoined :
" The progress of tbe Knickerbocker is still onward. It
is conducted with decided ability, is copious and varied
in its contenu, and is printed in ? superior style. At this
?eason we have little space fur literary extracla.and cannot,
therefore, enable those ol our readers who may not *ce
this Magazine, to judge of its merits, otherw ise than "P?"
our assurance that they are of a high order."?New York
" We have found in the Knickerbocker *o much to ad
mire and so little to condemn, that we can hardly trust
ourselves to speak of it from fir?t impression*, a* we could
not do ao without being aucpected of extravagant praise."
" It i* not aurpaascd by any of its contemporaries st home
or abroad." " It sustain* high ground in all the requiaite*
of a Magazine, and we are pleased to aee that its merits
are appreciated abroad as well as at home.?Alb'y Argus.
" Tnis monthly periodical i* now so well known Unit it
hardly needs commendation, having estsblished for itself
a character among the ablest and most entertaining publi
cations in the land."?A'. Y. Journal of Com.
"The Knickerbocker *eem? to increase in attraction* an
it advances in age.. It exhibit* a mor.thiy variety of con
tribulions unsurpassed in number or ability."?A at Int.
" The work is it the highest degree creditable to the
literature of our country."? Wash. Globe.
" We have read several numbers of this talented pe
riodical, and rejoice in them. They would do credit to
any country or to any state of civilisation to Which hu
manity has yet arrived."?MarryaU's London Metropolian
" We hope it will not be inferred, from our omission to
notice the several numbers of the Knickerbocker as they
have appeared, that we have there lost sight of its chsrsc
ter anil increasing excellence. It has become decidedly
one of the beat Magazines in America. The proprietor*
have succeeded in procuring for its pages the first talent
of this country, as well aa valuable aid from distinguished
foreign aourccs."?New York Mirror.
" We have on several occasions adverted to the spirit
and tone of the articles contained in this periodical, as
being radically American, and as highly honorable to our
literature." " It seizes the spirit ol the times, and deals
with it boldly and ably."?Baltimore American.
"There i* no publication among the many we receive
from the old countnr. and from thia continent, to the re
ceipt of w hich we look forward with higher expectation
than the Knickerbocker ; and it never diaappoints our an
ticipation*."?Quebec Mercury.
" Its contents are of real excellence and variety. No
department i* permitted to decline, or to appear in bad
contrast with another."?Philadelphia Inquirer.
" This Americsn Magazine bids fsir to rival.?ome of
our best Engliah monthlie*. It contain* many very excel
lent articles."?London Atlne.
"Its content* are spirited, well conceived, and well
written."?V. S. Gazette.
" In our humble opinion, this is the be*t literary publi
cation in the United States, and deserves the extensive
patronage it ha* received."?Columbia (S. C.) Teletcope.
Terms.?Five dollar* per annum, in advance, or three
dollar* for six month*. Two volume* are completed with
in the year, commencing with the Jauuary and July num
ber*. Every Po*tma*ter in the Uuited Statea i* autho
rized to receive subscription*. Five copie* forw arded for
twenty dollar*. Addre** Clark 4* Ldson, Proprietors, 161
A Magazine of Poetry, Biography, and Criticism, to be pub
luhed Monthly, with splendid illustration* on Steel.
WHILE nearly every country of the old world can
boast of its collected body of national Poetry, on
which the seal of a people'* favorable judgment ha* been
set, and wtiich exhibit* to foreign nations in the most
striking light the progress of civilization and literary re
finement among its inhabitants ; while England, especial
ly, proudly display* to the world a corpus port arum the
lustre of who*e immortal wreath ha* shed a brighter glory
upon her name than the most splendid triumphs which
her statesmen and her soldiery have achieved, our ow n
country seems destitute of poetic honors. Appears, we
say, for although no full collection of the chef tT^uvres o(
our writers has been made, yet there exist, and are occa
sionally to be inet with productions of American poets
which will bear comparison with the noble*t and most
polished efforts of European genius, and which claim for
America as high a rank in the scale of literary elevation
as is now ccded to older and in some respect* more fa
vored lands. , , . . ,
Impressed with the correctness of this judgment we
propose to issue a monthly magazine which shall contain
in a perfect unmulilated form, the most meritorious and
beautiful effusion* of the poets of America, of the past
and present time, with *uch introductory, critical, and
biographic notices as shall be nece**ary to a correct under
standing of the work* presented to the reader, and to add
interest to the publication. Those who imagine that
there exists a dearth of material* for such ah undertaking,
who believe that the Aonian Maids have confined their
richest favor* to our transatlantic brethren to the exclu
I sion of native genius, will be surprised to learn that we
arc already in i>o**esaion of more than two hundred vol
' ur.ies of the production of American bard*, from about the
year 1630 to the present day. Nor i* it from these sources
alone that material* may be drawn. There are but few
writers in our country who pursue authorship as a voca
tion, and w hose works have been published in a collected
form. Our poets, especially, have generally written for
particular occasion*, 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 drnw attention to their authors?
The grass of the field or flow er* of tbe 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 "ingot* bright from the mint of
genius" and glowing w ith the impress of beauty and the
spirit of truth, in quantities sufficient, were it known and
appreciated as it would lie in other countries, to secure
to them an honorable reputation throughout the world.?
Such were Harney, author of' Crystalina' and the ' rever
Dream,'Sands, author of ' Yamoydcn Wilcox, author
of the 'Age of Benevolence Robinnon, author of 'The
Savage ;' Xiltle, the sweet and tender poet of Christian
feeling, the lamented Brainard, and many beside, whose
writings are almost unknow n, save by their kindred asso
ciates and friends. .
With the names of those poets who within the last few
years have extended the reputation of American lite
rature beyond the Atlantic, Bryant, Dana, Perci\al,
Sprague, Sigoumey, Whittier, Willi*, dtc. the public are
familiar ; and w e 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 w hich they have long lieen consigned, and embalm in a
bright and imperishable form the numberless ' gem* of
purest ray,' with which our researches into the literary an
tiquities 'of our country have endow ed u* j and w e are con
fident that every lover ol his native land will 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 w hich its children entitle*
it. With this conviction we a*k the patronage of the com
munity to aid us in our undertaking, conscious that we
are meriting it* support by exhibiting to the world a croud
evidence that America, in the giant strength of her Hercu
lean childhood, is destined ere long to cope in the arena of
literature with those landa which for centunea have boast
ed their civilization and refinement, and justly exulted in
their triumphs ol their cherished *on* in the noblest field
which heaven has opened to the human intellect.
The America* Anthoi.ouy will contain complete
work* of a portion of the follow ing?the most popular of
our poetic writers?and of the others, the best poems, and
sucha* are least generally known :
Adam*, John Quincy Gould, Hannah r.
Allston, Washington Hallaek, Fit* Greene
Bari- r, Joseph J!""'*' J'T, .
Barlow, Joel Hillbou*e, John A.
Benjamin, Park Hoffman, Charles r.
Bogart, Elizabeth Mellcn. Grcnvillc
Brni nerd, John 0. C. NcM, John
Brooks, .lame* G. Peabody, B. W O.
Bryant. William C. Percival, Jamea G.
Clark, Willis O. Pierpont, John
Coffin, Robert 3. Pinckney, Ldward C.
Dana, Richard H. "?
Donne, George W. Rockwell, J O.
Drake, JoftcpH K. Sand?, Roliert
Pwighf, Tiinothy Ripnun nr. Lydla H.
Ellet, Elizabeth F. Sprague. Charles
Embury. EmmaO. Sutcrmew.erv J. R.
Everett, Edward Trumbull, John
Fairfield, Sumner L. Wctmore, Prooser M.
Freuean. Philip * hittier. John O.
Gallagher, William D. W il l*, Nathaniel P.
In addition to the poems of the above named authors,
selection*, eomprising the brat production* of more limn
four hundred other American writers, will be given n* the
work proeresse*. , .
The American Anthology will lie published on the lirst
Saturday of every month. Each number will contain
seventy two royal oe.??vo page*, printed in the ir.ost beau
tiful manner on paper of superior quality, and two armor*
portrait*on steel, w ith other illustration*.
Price. Five dollar* per annum, pnvablr in advance.
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foe 1837.
ON the first of January was published the first number of
the ninth volume of the American Monthly Maeazn..
This will commence the second year of " the New Sen..
of the American Monthly." One year has passed sine,
by the union of the New England Magazine with ti.,
well established periodical, the resources of a publication
which had previously absorbed those of the American i
Monthly Review- and of the I'mtcd States Magann,
were all concentrated in the American Monthly Ma/a' I
tine ; giving at once so broad a basis to the woik us
stamp its national charucter and ensure Us permanent*
The number of pages, which have each month exceed, <i
one hundred, was at the same time increased, to mak?
room for an additional supply of original matter, andeack
number of the work throughout the year has been orna
mented with an engraving, executed by the first artists in
the country. How far the literary contents of the Mua
sine have kept pace with these secondary improvement-,
the public are the best judge*. The aim of the proprietor
has Wen from the first to establish a periodica! which
should have a tone and character of its own ; and which,
while rendered sufficiently amusing to ensure its circuit'
tion, should ever keep for its main object the promotion <.f
good taste, and sound, vigorous and fearless thinking, q .
on whatever subject it undertook to discuss ; which, in a
word, should make it* way into public favor, and estahliv,
it* claims to consideration, rather by what should la
found in it* page* than by any eclat which the names of
popular contributor*, or the dissemination of laudatory
Crugraphs, could confer. Nor has the American Month v
J any reason to regret having adopted and followed out
the course prescribed to itaelf from the first. It has in.
dt'ed lost both contributors and suliscrilx'is by the tone v >
some of its papers ; but by the more enlightened who have
judged of the tendency of the work in the aggregate and
not oy it* occasional difference ofopinion with themselves,
it has lieen sustained with spirit and liberality. It h.u
been enabled to merge from infancy and dependance upon
extrinsic circumstances; and the quickening power of
inany mind*, laboring successively or in unison, ha* in
fused vitality into the creation while shaping it into form,
until now it has a living principle of its own. It ha? lie.
come something, it is hojied, which " the world w.iuld not
willingly let die,"
But though the auliscrip! ion list of the American Monthly
has enlarged with the publications of every number during
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 every wri
ter tnat furnishes a casual paper for the week. Nor till
literary labor in every department of a periodical i* ade
quately thu? rewarded, can it fully sustaiu or merit the
character which an occasional article from a well paid
popular pen may give.
If these views be just, there is no impertinence in ap
pealing here to the public to assist in furthering them by
promoting the prosperity of the American Monthly Maira
The work which is under the editorial chap re of C. F
Hoofinan and Park Benjamin, Esq. will continue to be
Sublished simultaneously on the first of every month, in
tew York, by George Dearborn & Co., in Boston by Otis,
Broaders & Co., communications received at the Office,
No. 38, Gold Street, New York.
This is a monthly magazine, devou t
chiefly to literature, but occasionally finding room
for articles that fall within the scope of Sciencc ; and not
professing an entire disdain of tasteful telrrtiuim, thoiiiih
its matter has been, as it will continue to be, in the mum,
Party politics and controversial theology, as far as pos
sible, are jealously excluded. They are sometimes *>
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 arc incidental only ; not
primary. They are dross, tolerated only because it can
not well be severed from the sterling ore wherewith it u
Reviews and Critical Notices occupy their due spac
in the work; and it is the editor's aim that lliey should
have a threefold tendency?to convey in a condensed
form, such valuable truths or interesting incidents as are
embodied in the work* reviewed,?to direct the reader's
attention to books that deserve to be read,?and to warn
him against wasting time and money upon that lariie num
ber, which merit only to be burned. In this age of publi
cations, that by their variety and multitude distract and
overwhelm every undiscriminating student, impartial
criticism, governed by the views just mentioned, is one ol
the most inestimable and indispensable of auxiliaries, to
him who does w ish to discriminate.
Essay* and Tale*, having in view utility or amusement,
or both,?Historical Sketches,?and Reminiscences of
events too minute for history, yet elucidating it, and heiaht
ening its interest,?may lie regarded as forming the staple
of the work. And of indigenous poetry, enough is pub
lished?sometimes of no mean strain?to manifest ami to
cultivate the growing poetical taste and talents of our
country. (_
The times appear, for several reasons, to demand such?
a work?and not one alone, but many. The public mind
is feverish and irritated still, from recent political stnles
The soft, assuasive influence of literature is needed, to
allay that fever, and soothe that irritation. Vice and lollj
are rioting abroad : They should be lUivcn 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 *et in motion, to arouse
the enlightened, and to increase their nnmlter; so that tire
great enemy of popular government may no longer bro<jd.
like a portentous cloud, over the destinies of our country.
And to accomplish all these ends, what more powerful
agent can be employed than a periodical, on the plan of
the Messenger; if that plan be but carried out in practiei
The South, peculiarly, requires such an aeent In all
the Union, south of Washington, there are but two literal*
periodicals! Northward of that city, there are probably ?t"
least twenty-five or thirty ! Is this contrast justified by
the wealth, the leisure, the native tulent, 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 nn equality with our bre
thren; and a domestie institution exclusively our own,
beyond all doubt affords us, if we choose, twice the?leisure
for reading and writing, which they enjoy.
It was from a deep sense of this local want, that 'lie
word Southern was engrafted on the name ol this
periodical; and not with any design to nourish local pre
judices, or to advocate supposed local interests. Far from
any such thought, it is the editor's lervent wish to see the
North and South Iwund endearingly together forever, in
the silken bands of mutual kindness and affection I'*'
from meditating hostility to the North, be has already
drawn, and he hopes hereafter to draw, much of hi? chotci -t
matter thenec; ano happy indeed Vill he deem himself,
should bis pages, by making each region know the other
better, contribute in any essential degree to dispel
lowering clouds that now threaten the peace of Isitli. and
to brighten and strengthen the sacred tie* of fraternal
The Southern Literary Messenger has now reached Hi*
fifth No. of its third volume. How far it has acted out y e
ideas here uttered, it is not for the editor to say. li*
believe*, however, that it falls not further shprt of t . m
than human weakness usually makes practice fall short "?
theory. . .
The Messenger is issued monthly. Each number of
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