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A "WEEKLY KEWSPiVPER DEVOTED: TO POLITICS, LECE11ATTJEE, A&llICULTURE, MERCAMILE AIEiURS AND USEFUL HEiVDING.
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The Squatter claims th same Sovereignty in the Territories that he possessed in the States."
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0tt's tomtit.
WHY DOKT THE GIRLS PROPOSE?
The men are shy, the ladies cry,
Their minds they won't disclose ;
If it be so, I'd like to know
Why don't the girls propose.
At splendid balls in dazzling halls,
Amidst a host of beaux,
With sparkling eyes and timid sighs,
The ladies might propose.
Ye ladies fair, now laughing there,
So coyly with your beaux,
Take mv advice, don't be o'er nice,
They'll weddo you propose.
When stern papas, and cross mamas
All marriage schemes oppose,
And beaux are shy, there's no cause why "
The belles should not propose.
Poor Martha Mears for forty years,
To "rd'ock was opposed ;
But hb-dh Righs, and whimp'ring cries,
" I wish I had proposed I "
Then rity take, for Heaven's sake,
On these unhappy bnaiir.
Who are, poor elves, too shy themselves,
Pray ladies, do propose.
" SHINNY ON YOUH OWN SIDE!"
BT SLOCVM SLUGS, ESQ.
Behold those merry school-bovs
There's Sam, and Dick, and Bob,
Knocking with their 'shinny clubs,'
A ball, a stone, a cob.
How they labor for the wager,
Of apples, nuts, orpins
Crying, " Shinny on your own side,
And look out for your shins ! "
So. in tills world of tumult,
Amid the game of life
Each one must do his own part
That mixes in the strife.
The prize is fame or riches
The nimblest striker wins
Then " Shinny on your own side,"
And look out for your shins ! '
LOVE POETRY. -
A cTlflTi-f'n 11n v!f!m rf nnraintf Iava tnira
a this lamentable strain :
I'll throw myself into
The deep briny ocean,
Where mud eels Mid catfish
On my body shall riot,
And flounders and flatfish
Select me for diet ;
There soundly I'll slumber
Beneath the rough billow,
And crabs without number
Shall crawl o'er my pillow,
my spirit shall wander o'er gay coral bow-
Tor
Aad f risk with the" mermaid it shall, by the
powersi -
. CSJohn G. Saxe the Yankee poet lets "off
em in a very plaasing manner sometimes.
to hiia in the poem . called "Miss
r?U8 you flourish In worldly affairs,
"on t be hausrhtw ind nut nn air.
, With insolentpride of station ;
"on t.he proud and turn up your nose
ai poorer nmnl. i.i... -
Th Jern,for ake f yur oixV repose,
inSti V1 Dbble. that comes, and goes,
procd tlesh" wherever iterows
ft 1
subject to irritaUon." -
A BRIEF EXAMINATION OF
OS THE INSTITUTION br
(& . Jvl 5cf? 6
In an Essav first vublished in the Relitrt
ous Herald, and re-published by request:
with remarks on a letter of Elder Galu-
. sha, of New- York, to Dr.', Fuller of
South, Carolina :
BY THORNTON STRING FELLO W
Locust Geove, Culpepper Co., Va., 1841.
Beothih Sands:
Circumstances exist among the inhabit
ants of these United States, which make
it proper that the Scriptures should be
carefully examined by Christians in refer
ence tothe institution of Slavery, which
exists in several of the States, with the ap
probation of those who profess unlimited
subjection to God's revealed will.
It is branded by one portion of people
who take their rules of moral rectitude
from the Scriptures, as a great sin; nay, the
greatest of sins that exist in the nation.
And they hold the obligation to extermin
ate it, to be paramount to all others.
If slavery be thus sinful, it behooves all
Christians who are involved in the sin, to
repent in dust and ashes, and wash their
hands ol it, without consulting with flesh
and blood. Sin in the sight of God is
something which God in his Work makes
known to be wrong, either by perceptive
prohibition, by principles of moral fitness,
or examples of inspired men, contained in
the sacred volume. When these furnish
no law to condemn human conduct, there
is no transgression. Christians should
produce a "thus saith the Lord." both for
what they condemn as sinful, and for what
they approve as lawful, in the sight of
Heaven.
It is to be hoped, that on a question of
such vital importance as this to the peace
and safety of our common country, as well
as to the welfare of the church, we shall
be seen cleaving to the Bible, and takin
all our decisions about this matter, from its
inspired pages. With men from the North,
I have observed for many years a palpa
ble ignorjance of the divine will, in refer
ence to the institution of slavery. I have
seen but a few, who made the Bible their
study, that had obtained a knowledge of
what it did reveal on this subject. Of late,
their denunciation of slavery as a sin, is
loud and long.
I propose, therefore, to examine the sa
cred volume briefly, and if I am not great
ly mistaken, I shall be able to make it ap
pear that the institution of slavery has re
ceived, in the first place,
1st. lhe sanction ol the Almicrtity in
the Patriarchal age.
2d. That its legality was recognised, and
its relative duties regulated, by Jesus Christ
in his kingdom; and ,
4th. That it is full of mercy.
Before I proceed further, it is necessary
that the terms used to designate the thing,
be defined. It is not a name, but a thing,
that is denounced as sinful; because it is
supposed to be contrary to, and prohibited
by, the Scriptures.
Our translators have used the term ser
vant, to designate a state in which persons
were serving, leaving us to gather the rela
tion, between the party served and the par
ty rendering the service, from other terms.
The term slave, signifies with us, a definite
state, condition, or relation, which state,
condition or relation, is precisely that one
which is denounced as sinful. This state,
condition, or relation, is that in which one
human being is held without his consent by
another, as property; to be bought sold, and
transferred, together with the increase,' as
property, forever. Now, this precise thing,
is denounced by a portion of the people of
these United States ns the greatest indi
vidual and national sin that fs among us,
and is thought to be so hateful in the sight
of God, as to subject the nation to ruinous
judgments, if it be not removed. Now, I
propose to show, from the Scriptures, that
this state, condition or relation, did exist in
the patriarchal age, and that the persons
most extensively involved in the sin, if it be
a sin, are the very persons who have been
singled out by Qie Almighty as the objects
of his special regard whose character and
conduct he has caused to be held up as
models for the future generations. Before
we conclude slavery to be a thing hateful
to God, and a great sin in his eight, it is
proper that we should, search the records
he has given us with care, to see in what
light he has looked upon it, and find the
warrant, for concluding that we shall honor
him by eflbrts to abolish it; which; efforts
in their consequences, may involve the in
discriminate slaughter of the innocent and
the guilty, the master and the servant. We
all believe him to be a Being who is the
same yesterday, to-day, and forever.
The first recorded language Which w7as
ever uttered in relation to slavery, is the
inspired language of Noah. In , God's
stead he says, "Cursed be Canaan;" "a ser
vant of servants shall he be to his breth
ren." "Blessed be the Lord God of Shem;
and Canaan shall be his servant." "God
shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell
in the tents of Shem; andXanaan shall be
his servant." Gen. ix. 25, 26, 27. Here
language is used, showing the favor which
God would exercise to the posterity of
Shem and Japfceth, while they were hold
ing the posterity of Ham in a state of ab
ject bondage. May it not be said in truth,
that God decreed this institution before i
existed; and has he not connected its exis
lence, with prophetic tokens of special fa
vor, to those who should toe slave owners
or masters? He is the same God now.
that he was when he gave these -views of
his moral character to the world; and un
less the posterity, of Shem and Japheth
from whom have sprung the Jews, and all
the nations of Europe and America, jtnd a
great part of Asia, (the African race that
is m them excepted,) I say, unless they
are all dead, as well as the Canaanites or
Africans, who descended from Ham, then
it is quite possible that his favor may now
be found with one class of men, who are
holding another class in bondage. Be this
as it may, God decreed slavery and shows
in that decree, tokens of good-will to the
master. The sacred records occupy but a
short space from this inspired ray on this
subject, until they bring to our notire
man, that is held up as a model, in all that
adorns human nature, and as one that God
delighted to honor. This man is Abra
ham, honored in the sacred records , with
the appellation, "Father" of the "faithful.'
Abraham was a native of Ur of the Chal
dees. From thence the Lord called him
to go to a country which he 'would show
him; and he obeyed, not knowing whither
he went. He stopped for a time at Haran,
where his father died. From thence he
"took Sarah his wife, and -Lot his brother's
son, and all their substance, that they had
gathered, and the souls they had gotten in
Haran, and they went forth to go into the
land of Canaan." Gen. xii. 5.
All the ancient Jewish writers of note,
and Christian commentators agree, that by
the "souls they had gotten hi Haran," as
our translators render it, are meant the
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slaves, or those persons they had bought
with their money in Haran. In a few
years after their arrival in Canaan, Lot
with all he had was taken captive. So
soon as Abraham heard it, he armed three
hundred and eighteen slaves that were
bom in his house, and retook him. How
great must have been the entire slave fami
ly, to produce at this period of Abraham's
life, such a number of young slaves able to
bear arms. Gen. xi v. 14.
Abraham is constantly held up in the
sacred story as the subject of great distinc
tion among the princes and sovereigns of
the countries in which he sojourned. This
distinction was not on account of his great
wealth. When he proposed to buy a bu
rying ground at Sarah's death of the chil
dren of Heth, he stood up and spoke with
great humility of himself as "a stranger
and sojourner among them," (Gen. xxiii.
4,) desirous to obtain a burying-ground.
But in what light do they look" upon him?
"Hear us, my Lord, thou art a mighty
prince among us." Gen. xxiii. 6. Sdch
is the light in which they viewed him.
What gave a man such distinction, among
such a people? Not moral qualities, but
great wealth, and its inseparable concomi
tant, power. When the famine drove
Abraham to Egypt, he received the high
est honers of the reigning sovereign. This
honor at Pharaoh's court was called forth
by the risible tokens of immense wealth.
In Genesis xii.J 15, 16, we have the honor
that was shown to him, mentioned, vrdh a
list of his property, which is given in these
words, in the 16th verse: "He had sheep,
and oxen, and he-asaes, and men-servants,
and maid-servants, and she-asses, and
camels" The amount of his flocks may
be inferred from the "number of slaves em
ployed in tending them. They were those
he brought from Ur of the Chaldees, of
whom the three hundred and eighteen were
born; those gotten in Haran, where he
dwelt for a short time; and those which he
inherited froth his father, who died in Ha
ran. When Abraham treni up from Egypt,
it is stated in Genesis xiii. 2, that he was
'cery-ric A," not only in flocks and slaves,
but in "silver and geld" .also , . -
After the destruction of S6dom,: we 'see
him sojourning in the ' kingdom of Gerar.
Here he received from the sovereign of the
country, the honors of equality; and Abirae
lech.the king, (as Pharaoh had done be
fore him,) seeks Sarah for a wife, under
the idea that she was Abraham's sister.
When his mistake was discovered,-he
made Abraham a large present. ' Reason
will tell us, that in selecting the items of
this present, Abimelech was governed by
the visible " indications of Abraham's - pre
ference in articles : of wealth- and that
above all, he would present him with noth
ing which Abraham's sense of moral ob
ligation would not allow him to own
Abimelech's . present is thus described in
Gen." xx. 14, 16: "Abimelech took sheep,
and oxen, and men-servants, and women
servants, and a thousand pieces of silver,
and gave them unto Abraham." This
present discloses to us what constituted the
most highly-prized items of wealth, among
these eastern sovereigns in Abraham's
day.
. God had promised Abraham's seed the
land of Canaan, and that in his seed all
the nations of the earth should be blessed.
He reached the age of 85, and . his wife
the age of 75, while as yet, they had no
child. At this period, Sarah's anxiety for
the promised seed, in connection with her
age, induced her to propose a female slave
of the Egyptian stock, as a secondary wife
from wliich to obtain the promised seed.
This alliance soon puffed the slave with
pride, and she hecame insolent to her mis
tressthe mistress complained to Abra-
nam, tne master. Abraham ordered ba
rah to exercise her authority. Sarah did
so, and pushed it to severity, and the slave
absconded. The divine oracles inform u
mat uie angei oi jou lound tms runaway
bond-woman in the wilderness; and if God
had commissioned this angel to improve
this opportunity of teaching the world how
much he abhorred slavery he .took a bad
plan to accomplish it. ..For, instead of re
peating a homily upon doing to others as
we "would they should do unto us," and
heaping reproach upon Sarah, as a hypo
crite, and Abraham as a tyrant, and giving
Hagar direction how she might get into
Egypt, from whence (according to Aboli
tionism) she had been unrighteously sold
into bondage, the angel addressed her as
"Hagar, Sarah's maid," Gen. xvi. 19;
(thereby recognizing the relation of mas
ter and slave,) and asks her, "whither
wilt thou go?" and said "I flee from the
face of my mistress." Quite a wonder she
honored Sarah so much as to call her mis
ress; but she knew' nothing of abolition,
and God by his angel did not become her
teacher.
v e have now arrived at what may be
called an abuse of the institution, in which
one person is the property of another, and
under their control, and subiect to their
authority without their consent; and if the
Bible be the book, which proposes to furnish
the case which leaves it without doubt that
God abhors the institution, here we are to
look for it. What, therefore, is the doc
trine in relation to slavery, in a case in
which a rigid exercise of its arbitra
ry authority is called forth upon a help
less . female; who might use a strong
plea for protection, upon the ground of be
ing the master's wife. In the face of this
case, which is hedged around with aggra
vations as if God designed by it to awa
ken all the sympathy and all the abhor
rence ol that portion of mankind, who
claim to have more mercy than God liim
self but I say, in view of this strong case,
what is the doctrine taught?! Is it that
God abhors the institution of slavery; that
it is a reproach to good men; that the evils
of the institution can no longer be winked
at among saints; that Abraham's character
must not be transmitted to posterity, with
this stain upon it; that Sarah must no lon
ger be allowed to live a stranger to" the
abhorrence God has for such conduct as
she has been guilty of to this poor help
less female? I say, what is the doctrine
taught? Is it so plain that it can be easily
understood? and does God teach that she
is a bond-woman or slave, and that " she is
to recognize Sarah as her mistress, and
not her equal that she must return and
submit herself unreservedly to Sarah's
authorty? Judge for yourself, reader, by
the angel's answer: "And the angel of the
Lord said unto her, Return unto thy mis
tress, and submit thyself under her hands."
Gen. xvi. 9.
But, says the spirit of abolition, with
which the Bible has to contend, you are
building your -house upon the - sand, for
these were nothing but hired servants; and
their servitude designates no such state,
condition or relation, as that, in which one
person is made the property ol another, to
be bought, sold, or transferred forever. To
this, we have two answers in reference to
the subject, before giving the law. In the
first place, the term,ervant, in the schedules
of property among the patriarchs, does de
signate the state, condition, or. relation in
which one person is the legal property of
another, as in Gen. xxiv. 35, 36. Here
Abraham's servant, who had been sent by
his master to get a wife for his son Isaac,
in order to prevail with the woman and her
family, states, that the man for whom he
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sougni a Dnae, was tne . son ol a man
whom God had,greatly blessed with riches;
which he goes on to enumerate ' thus, in
the 35th verse: "He hath given him flocks,
and heards, and silver, and gold, and men-
servants, and maid-servants, and cameb,
and asses;" then in verse 36th, he states the
disposition his master had made of his es
tate: "My master's wife bare a son to my
master when she was old, and unto him he
hath given all that he hath." Here, ser
vants are enumerated with silver and gold
as part of the patrimony. And, reader,
bear it in mind; as if to rebuke the doc
trine of abolition, sen-ants are not only
inventoried as property, but as property
which God had given to Abraham. After
the death of Abraham, we have a view of
Isaac at Gerar, when he came into pos
session of his estate; and this is the des
cnpiion given oi mm: "ina tne man
waxed great, and went forward, and grew
until he became very grcat; for he had
possession of flocks, and possession of herds,
nd great store of servants. Gen. xxvi.
13, 14. This state, in which servants are
made chattels, he received as an inherit
ance from his father, and passed to his son
Jacob.
To be Continued.
How to Borrow.
A certain editor well known for liis bonne
fortune, threw his smiles upon a "raf of
the Imperial Academy of. Music. The
"rat experienced a natural anxiety to
to gnaw the purse-strings of her admirer;
but could not exactly see her way. While
thinking this matter over, a Bohemian of
her acquaintance came in.
"Uo you think, said the young artist,
"that V will be willing to lend me
3000 francs?"
"More than doubtful. But he might be
induced to do it. Write as I shall dic
tate."
xeiovea, -i expected some money
this morning, and have been disappoin
ted."
"That is a very old story," interrupted
the rat.
Go on. Bring me, then, I beseech you,
000 francs, and come and dine with me
at the same tune. 1 have a splendid pheas
ant." 1 And do you think," said M'lle Alphon-
sine, when the letter was gone, "that I
shall get ray money, or rather V s
money, with that?"
44 With such a letter, my dear friend,
you will not get a sou, or I know nothing
of the human heart."
"Then, why did you make me write
it?"
"Because it was essential that a first
note should precede the one I was about to
dictate to j'ou."
"What write another?"
"Only two words."
"Dear friend: . Consider my letter as
not written. At the very moment 1 had
dispatched it, the expected remittance made
its appearance; I am now richissine. But
don't forget, I expect you to dinner; the
pheasant is magnificent."
The second letter was sent after the
first.
"Now," said the Bohemian, "this is what
will happen. , V will pretend not to
have received your second note, and will
show himself the more generous, in that he
will not believe you are not in want of
money. .
It happened as the Bohemian Lad anti-
pated. V offered the 3000 francs
with the idea they would not be accepted;
but, to his infinite horror, they were pock
eted at once. To complete his misfor
tunes, there was not even a pheasant to
console him. The Bohemian ate it the
same evening with the Assistance of M'lle
Alphosine, in a cabinet of the Maison
Dores. "
FIt is stated that two of our oldest
colleges, Yale and Dartmouth, . are in
straitened circumstances, and require one
hundred thousand 'dollars each to meet
special wants. :
'J6ST"The United , States brig of war
Dolphin ia about to sail from Norfolk to
join the African squadron. Lieut. E. It.
Thompson commands.
A Stamp Speech. -
i ,The following specimens of quaint hu
mor we find m one of our exchanges under
the head of " California Correspondence."
They purport to have been delivered by a
stump candidate at San Fraticisco:
Fellow Republicans and Fdlcw Suffer'
ers. I am a plain and honest man, born
at a very early period of jny- existence
which occurred at home one night when my
mother was out. I have 'struggled - from
the obscurity to wliich an unlucky star had
doomed me, till I have risen like a bright
exhalation in the evening, to the very sumit
of human greatness and grandeur. Gen
tlemen, I profess no principles unfortu
nately I have none. Oh the unhappy oc
casion of my birth, a dismal and melan
choly man, clothed in the sombre hues of
mourning, swapped me away for another
baby, and subsequently lost me at a raffle.
Sad event! but who can control his fate?
We are the creatures of destiny. "There's
a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew
them how we will."
I was intended by nature for a great
statesman. Had I lived ia the days of
Hannibal I should have beaten the great
chieftain in crossing the Alps, and it is
a dead certain thing that I could Lave dis
tanced Cortoz in crossing the Isthmus; he
never performed the feats I did; he never
came up the Chagres river in a canoe, with
a deaf and dumb hoinbre, without a red cent
or a change of summer apparel. "But a
light heart and a thin pair of breeches go
merrily through the world."
Sir, every man who has come here is a
Columbus He comes to discover new
diggins. I am a Columbus! I was dead
broke at home as Colu;nbus was, and I
have come here to strike a new vein. But
I am not going to the mines. Oh, no!
Yon don't catch me up to my waist in ice
water, with a juvenile pick-axe and'an in
cipient crow-lar, laboring under a heat of
100 degrees in the shade to dig out the fil
thy lucre. No sir! I am not on that lay-
i nate la Dor it was an invention to vex
mankind. I prefer an office one that is
lucrative, and not laborious; what you call
a sinecure. And if I can't get one my
self, I will go in for any man who will di
vide on a dead level, and no splits.
Sir, where will you. find a country -like
this? Talk not of the oriental gorgeous-
ness of eastern countries. Tell us not of
the fair' scenery which poets who revel in
the great warm path of heavenly imagina
tion paint with golden pens on leaves of
satin. The description of this glorious
country should be written with the golden
wing of an angel dipped in the softest rays
of the sunbeam upon the blushing surface
of a rose-h?af. Excuse me, gentlemen, I
except the rainy season, and the time when
the dust flies.
L We love our native land we honor her
flag, and we would net rob the custom
house, if v.c had a fair show. But Con
gress must not put on any airs, or we will
take charge of the Custom House and the
Post Office, and make a muss generally.
These are my sentiments, gentlemen, if
they don't admit us into the Union we will
burst open the Custom Houso, and admit
all liquor free of duty. And now, with a
parting blessing on the girls we left be
hind us, and the boys who are coming af
ter us, we will adjourn and take a drink.
Sam asd Sambo. At a political festi
val in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Mr.
Burlingame, a distinguished Know Noth
ing of Massachusetts, a member eject of
he next Congress, after denouncing slave
ry and slaveholders in the strongest terms,
concluded his speech with the following
sentiment: :
"Sam and Sambo May love for the
one net cause us to do injustice to the oth
er." Without sorrow life would be no
belter than a dream; grief is a reality, and
though bitter as wormwood, mortals lore
it, for it mak3 them feel themselves, and
know thevalue of each other.
A Lady's Toast. "Old bachelors, -
may they lie oa a bed of needles, sit alone
on a wooden stool, eat alone on a wooden
trencher, and be their own kitchen maid!"
JESifOn Thursday, 100 guns were fired
on Boston Common, in honor of Governor
GardnerVyeto of the resolution to remove
Judge Loring. - .
SSThe U. S. brig of war Dolphin,
sailed from Noroik on Thursday, for the
coast of Africa.
; ?2r,On the 19th of April the ice ) in
Saginaw Bay was solid enough to bear a
loaded wagon and team. -
" '' " . ' ' -. y- -
" S?" Bounty land applicants now num
ber the rnug iiliic army of 132,000.
Do as you wish to be done by. - -
A cheerful face is nearly as healthy as
good weather.
The cradle and , coffin, two receptacles
which meet the deed of human kind. -
There is no money better laid out,- than
that which contributes enjoyment."
An. hour of honest labor" will give any
man a better appetite than all the roots be
tween here and Egypt; - -
A warm heart requires a cool head. So
a ship that caries a great deal of sail needs
a first-rate helmsman.
Set a watch over thy mouth, and keep
the floor of thy lips ; for a tale-bearer is
worse than a thief.- Scripture.
Fanners sons had better learn to hold
the plow and fenl the pigs, than to meas
ure tape and count buttons.
To increase the fire under boiling water
is wasteful as the additional heat docs no
more than increase the evaporation.
He who takes his character from what
others say of him will be ignorant of his real
self, which can only be self-known.
Riches are like eels in their native el
ement, hard to be grasped, and when
caught, easily slipping through one's lin
gers. Good manners are usually best apprecia
ted by people who have a Lit of the article
themselves. If politeness is ever thrown
away, it i3 on folks who especially need it.
A glad and sunny thing is friendship.
The recollection of loved ones will lighten
the gloom of the darkest hour, and lend to
its sadness the sweetest consolations.
The weakest part of man is said to bo
his stomach. Let the young wife fascinate
her husband with the "teapot let her, so
to speak, make honeysuckles clamber up
his chair- back, and grow around his ta
ble let the herr.h-irg be u bed of heart's
ease for his feet, ia slippers and all re
bellion will die within him. He will bo
as loving and kind as can be desired.
KSauta Anna has purchased tho
steamship Ben Branklia and the bark
Catharine Augusta for S-1S0.000. It i
said he- wants them to blockade Acapulcc.
EGGeorge Thompson, the celebrated
English abolitionist, who was once molted
in Boston, is now the editor of the Em
pire, a weekly paper published in London.
JKSSome of the Lake fisheries Lavo
been very productive this spring. The
gross shipment from Sagicaw alone v. ill ex
ceed 3,500 barrels.
iSjfSnufi" boxes, containing saufT ex
quisitely scented, are said to be the fash
ion in Paris at present for Ladies. An
abominable custom!
fST'Capt. James Monroe, of Cth In
fantry, U. S. A., has resigned.
CSThe U. S. sloop-of-war Falmouth,
was at Carthagena, April 6th, all well.
:o:
Jyr"The rcccipt3 of the American Col
onization Sjociety, for the past month, weru
82,975. . . -
gSIt is stated that a "literary gentle
man" of Buffalo is engaged on the "iifu
of Christy, the negro minstrel.
S?The City Council of Baltimore ha
made provision for a Nautical School, for
the education.of boys who wish to become
mariners.
J5"IIenry Bunnemanu, a St. Loui
policeman, has been arrested for passing
counterfeit money.
J53A dovetailing machine has "been
invented and is in use in Boston, which, it
is said, enables a single woikman to dove
tail with ease from eight hundred to one '
thousand bureau drawers a day.
JESyGeorge Anderson, of Pettis coun
ty, Missouri, states that he Lad broke and
cleaned 1,600 lbs., of hemp to the acre.
and challenges anybody to beat that. I
KZSTwb j'oung girta, convicted of lar-'
ceny at St. John. N. F.t have been sen
tenced to seven years banishment from tho
colony. ;. 1
J5S"Queen Victoria will not visit Paris
until September next, when lhe - industrial
prizes will be awarded. Only ninety
American exhibitors s hare applied fur
space. .
JSS?"Tbe new Mayor of Cincinnati i
rialling Mayor Wood in the thoroughness '
with which he is enforcing law, particular-'
Jy with respect to the observance of the v
Sabbath,, ' ' ' ! "V:i'.
J55r"-I had rather have newspapers with- ,
out government, said Jefferson, "than a -government
without newspapers." .
E2TJohn Wesley issaid to ha re preach
ed forty thousand times in fifty years. -

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