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nOWLWG-CKEE.V, PIKE COUATY, .TUSSOrKI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1813.
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Extracts fioin.Mr. Prcxrott's Rerrnt Ihok '
'The Conquest of .1fxtco," Vol. 1
Ul'MiS S.UEII KIS ANDCANMBAL1SM or ,
THE ASCirST MEXICAS. j
Human sacrifices veie adopted by
th A,W earlv in the font te, l:t!i i
cenlury,about two hundred vcars be
fore the conquest. Rare at f.rst. they
became more frupient with the vii!er
PYlpr.t nl t!iir piimiiv- til! ;:t len''th.
. - . . i
this cruel abomination. These reli
gious ceremonials w ere cenerailv ar
ranged in such a manner as to aleud
a type of the most prominent circum
stances in the character or his'ory of
the deity who was the object of them
all. A single example will sufiice.
One of the most important festiva
was that in honor oi the c.d Tezcalli- 1
poca, whose rank was inferior only
to that ol the Supreme being- lie
..... ..it.i fti.i. ,.r ii. r.AA
was iumcu our puui o... .. .j . ... .
and supposed to have been its crea
tor, lie was depicted as a handsome
man, endowed w ith perpetual youth.
A year before the intended sacri
fice, a captive distinguished for his
personal beauty, and without a blem
ish on his body, was selected to rep-
ota wn ilia v iu n-'-i..
resent this dietv. Certnin tuto.s took I
Alexicans were as fond as their de
cendants at the present day. When
he went abroad lie was attended bv
a train of the royal pages, and, as he
halted in the streets to play some fa
vorite melody, the crowd prostrated
themselves before him, and did him
homage as the representative of their
good deity; in this way he led an ea
sy, luxurious life, till within a month
of his sacrifice. Four beautiful girls,
bearing the names of the principal
goddess, were then selected to share
the honors of his bed: and with them
he continued to live in idle dalliance,
jeasted at the banquets of the pri tci-
almost every festival was closed v, ith!l:'c Iresli
charce of him. and instructed him "V".' , i uicantic i pk
u . I ...In ,i-Ar,n II llll V TT Mill .1 Tllli a I I .
to perform his new part with l" 'V" " h n we slial! ' !. ' , " ! relation to Stale polici at thi; time. St,te,?:rew o, ofth- act ol Congress; ever was soon ep.;,miU; u.. uiore-
and. d-gn.ty, lie was a - thpm,c,ves . . ' Join- this. I shall absta-n from on that subject, commcny called tne " r-.tZ'':'
ed masplendiddreregaiea ni - li.V. ! V . ... ' 7 . X ' "assiinR many of the reasons which mandamus aeU ... ZT:?',
and with a profusion ot sweet -o. - ,,,,.,;;, uus hive induced me to adopt tb pm- This act ol (Jongress (tt notun- i :iai u mi.o aw c t"-
r.frl.;,-l, ih ancient ureiy. nrvei c.r: ,,....... ......... ; COmmon croucnt, ana suspect. nc iiom . ... n , r.ii?..iio..n I h!d i.-. ,!v American.
pal nob'es, who paid liL-n all the hon
ors of a divinity.
At length tii. fatal day of sacrifice
arrived. The term of his short-lived
glories uasat an end. lie was
stripped of his gaudy ;i ppare!, and
lc.de adieu to the fair partners of his j purpose, were drawn from ail quarteis ; and Paris fashions," so few ..f a ue
reveliies. One of the royal barges : to the capital. They were ranged , fu nature have found a place amount
transported liim across the lake to a , in tiles, forming a procession neaily;
temple which rose on its martin, about two miles !rnr. The ceremon v cm -i '
a h-airue from the city. Hither the su.med several d.iys,and seventy thou-i Surc!.v our fair ladies have fallow
inhabitants of the capital flocked, to sand captives are said to have pt r-; editing enonirh the follies of "l.oti
witness t!ie consummation of (he ihed at the shrine of this ten ible dei-: don and Paris fashions" and it is
ceremony. As the sad jin.cess.on
wound up the sides ol the pyramid.
,i I .i '
the unhappy v.ctim llirew away lils
jc;.lV c,:,pt.s cf U(,wers, ajui broke i:i ! theu.selveg t'o be I. d unresistingly
pieces, the inimical instruments -i:h ' like .sheep h. H rfsBjtfct.tr! Or how
wh:.di be had sol. iced lila lu-urs of, could tin-ir rcru:iiD too arrat for con
(captivity. On the -uirmii he was re- sunin ' ion in t he oiiiinar v wa v, be dis -
: 7 by l" '' ;''.' i'plf. wilhlIt breeding n pes.i -
matted locks flowed disorderly over !i nee in tne ca p.tnl ? et tl;eevet,t
their sable rohes. covered w iih hieio-
,,i yj.i..,. .s,-ro!.s ot iiivstn: iinj.oi!.
Tiiey led liini to the sacr.ficial stone,
a large block of" Jasj.er, with iis up
per mrla e somewhat convex. On
, , , i , p.
( tir.s die prisoner w as stietilieu. rive
Priests secured hi head and his limbs;
while the sixth, chid in a scarlet man-,
I tie, eml;!emat;c ot his Hnojy olnce,
;dexterio'.:!y o; ened t!:e breast of
, the wretched victim w itli a sharp ra-1
;:,.r of ifzli :i voh-anir sultance. '
' hard as ilin' and, inserting his hand ;
j in the wound, tore out the pnlpitu- j
! tir.r h.cart. The ninister if death. '
lit st holdin-' tiiis in. tow arils tiiu sua.
.... ..i,;, ,.V ........ i.;.. .1 i., .Hi . ... I
i ' ... m.r.
lahuac, c.ii.s! It at the fed of the deity
,! vvliotn i!, tc.t'o'e as dcvo'( d.
I .. l..l.. ,i - .... ',;... i ... 1 ...
ilir li.r T.Jl.i.lli.v.l O 1 r
ted then, selves i'i humble adoration
The tragic storv of the tvje of lui-
iii.ati destmv, which I ri !:a:it in its
commeneemet.t. to;, ofli'ti chis-s m
sorrow and di-astpr.
Sucit was '
for; 1 1 of t!ie l.U'li:n
v ractii-id ly t!i-'
A;:tes. it was toe saii.i? tl.at
n et the evcil t!:o I urope.ins in then
progress 1). . IU: Ci:i:trv. am.
mi liie (.iaJ!i:i J kmh of wloch.
themst-.ves were not exempted.
j Tiiere w ere, indeed, ?!! occsio1".
I wisen pri-!iiiin.i V li'lMores of ti.e
' most eXiitti-ite kind w rh w:ii"!i it is i
: unnecessary to shoi-k the reader
J were iiilhct-d, Li;' they uhvays ter-1
oiinated with the l ioodv cerettymy
ialove described. It sho'.i'd be re
! in irked, lio-.vever. t!iat such torii.ies
) v.Lio Hot the M orit;. neons suuTC s!..ns e
ot cruelly, as with the North Ameri
can iinii.i!.?; but we;e all rigoroii-lv
prescribed in the .z'tv riiua!. and
douLlless were !ti-n in:!:.:ted with
tliesame coiiifumctuons visiting w hie!
devout f.iimiiar of the Holy ( lifirr
, mi'dit at times ext.e: iei.ee nl
iinr its stern decrees.
its stern ufcroes.
Women aswi-ll a ; the other 'ex.
re s' 'iiic'limcs res'eived for s;!(;1i.
c U i so i c -cas;o!is jt-irtifuliir.
.i i, !.., .. o ...i ,.
My ' season ol drought,;
o! ttie lUMltl tt.li i.aioc, Hie goo
rai::, ciuidien. for the most part in
hints, were offered up. As they were
borne along in open lifers, dressed in
their lestal robes, and decked with
.-. .. r i. i ! r .!...
t:.c iresil uio.st:ni hi i. o.
moved the hi.rdest heart to pity.
though their cries were drowned
the wild chant of the. pwests. who.
read in their tears a favorable ni.gu- j
ry for their petition. These innocent '
victims were "enerally In-icht by 'he
prie-tsof parents who were poor, bu'
w hobti'deil tlie voice of nature, pndia-,
1,1 "I "e sngsesi.on o. pover.v.
' a wretched M.perstit.on.
. i, .j..
stoi v the manner in wn
lot the Si.crilicta captive was (.ispi.a
Ld 0f remains vet to I e told. It
was delivered to the warrior who hnd '
taken him in battle, and by him. alter I
. - , , t.iu fc,,r..(i lin ;n
bemdiessed, was ereii upm n
not ihe coarse rerast of famish-
. . , ...
ed cannibals, but a banquet teem g
the extreme of baihansm brought so
closely in contact with each other.
Human sacrifices fir
liscd bv many
ing the most polished
quity ; but never
to be compared
ac. The amount
ted on its accursed altars wouia y-1"
2cr the faith of the least scrupulous
nations, not except- !lirtl0h Uie head f a 30 rallcn rt.sk 1 Ctieiuen wuo a .... r'--"
hyany, on a i sew-; Bpeedily drank the co.iter.ts. Ho , ...ld at. Leen thus exercised un'ess one of the i be possir Ie for a sai'.r-r
wiin tnose m num u- inext emt.tied a bin of beans, ann,i . ',. Ua,n.ri t. rnii.-i.int. cmiinaeneiM had ac. i around four time to
ol victim. immom-hen fwni next mornine, vas n.ak- " .1 Z ZJ . ,.k,i,. crre.l. F.rst. that I State hadenJdleof next week?
believer. Scarcely any author re-1 verv much shocked at the occurrence
tends to estimate the yearly iracrifi- -
ces throughout tlioeinpire at lessj The bones of a mammoth are of'
than twenty thousand, and some car- fcred in London, co.lrcted, as the ad
rv the numhex as rdgh ts fifty! verttsement reads, "in the different
On "reajfjoccn, as the' corona- states of New ork.
lion of a lung, or the consecration oft
a temple, the number becomes still
more appalling. At the dedication of i
the Orpnt tmnU f Moil rri l,-.fldi It I
the year 163C, the prisoners, who 'for j
some vcars had been reserved fur ih:
j Pmtwhoean believe that so nu -
! i , iii ,
merous a bou v vi ou d have siiflere.l
was of recent date, and is unequivo -
cally attested bv the best informed
lustoi ians. One mny be considered
iceitain. It was customary to pre-1
'serve the sku'ls of the sMcrificed.ini
, i ,- .- , I
hmhiings appropriate lor the purpose.
The companions of Corte counted
one hundred and thirty-six thousand
in uc ol these sacrifices! U uhout j
atirmninr a precise calculation.
therefore it is safe to conclude that!
thousands w ere y e:n ly offered up. in
the dillerent cities of Anahunc, on tne
binody altars of the .Mexican divini -
( II.!! call ymi me ! Aye! w hen the
Almighty spoke creation in'.o binh. i
was tr.eie: 1 hrn v. as 1 ut n. Wi.l
I the iiii.oiii ;md eu!ure ot Paradise !
!r.!' il io.o: ll:p iii'Tor vviiil, ( r";!mn!
.. ,i .. i ,
v. in. s.r.iii ft ior- o(joii uir .,'U
of the first morn, r.t.d c.-.ught the first
dew drops from h",-ivn. J're ti e
foot of man had touched ti e e.-rih. I
ja.c.l uj on us s i naor. me can
nets scrit nfi their .niheins in o!i
tude and none was there to listen to
the i.ewboin melodv but I! The
lawn bounded over the
drank s;t the limpid stre jms w itnessej
by none but me. Ihe morning ur
rose in l.rau'v upon tlio.se unpeopled
shoies. liiul us tm sister of the eve
i th.mtd in the fotef.ead of the .sky with
no eve to admire t!i ir r.ivs but mine.
A e'. call nie old! P.abylon. Ayra.
Palmyra and Tlielies ruse, fbmr.'slied
ami ieli. an 1 I hiheld them in tneir
Icrv and ueci'.ne. rscarce a mel.in
clioly nun marks t!i? place oi t .eir
existencr: but when their fou iidaiiotis
'.viic iai.1 I was jtierf: .oi l a, I ti.eir
hT. glory ar.d v. :ci.t ilness. I was
in tutir busy rtrerts arid crumti.ircj
their mrin;!iceiit palaces to the
earth. My book will show a I m
and leirfol account against them. 1
i " r--.-
! l'"ntl''' l''e late of empires I ttave
i 'hem their peiiod of glory and sp!e:i-
i ao' ; ct 'l'e" birt!1, 1 concealed i i
j j';-"1 the eeds of dce,y and death,
1 liey must ro down and W l.umtiled
! in It
ie dust : their Mou l heads Unveil
n before the rising glories of
young nations to whose prosperity
a!o ! shall be witness and behold,
their decline. 1 poise my u u.i's over
the eaith, and vt at'di the com s; and
doitiL's of its '.nh.ibitants. I call upon
the vioiets from the hiiis. miJ cnuu-
hie the "rev rums to the giounu. I
am the agent .f a higli p .wer, to
on e lite and take it away. I spread
si ken trcse.s upon the brow of li e
oung, arid plant guy l.ai, r-n tlie
aged. Dimples and smiles at n.y
bidding, lurk around the lips of the
innocent child, and I furrow the old
I man's I row with wrinkle
you me? Aye! but when will my days
be numbered? Wheu will end con.e,
and eternity begin? When His pur -
pose, w ho called me into being, is ac -
1 ... . a i. i
i cornp isneu, men una noi nu men
! i ,i - ii .i .
' "lJV f'vv
loo, shal. be nun
-. V, , ,
k An h.ephant
: lne n:,.ure ol his Quarters, that srood
j cheer must be at hand, the animal
j mg some experiments upon a secona
cf stout. TIip tee-totnllers were
ive heen prac-;m;1je SP:llcll and puUin,r Ids foot ; "" 'J " . ,,.. ,,;'.u B.rri,.BjJ,i ,: It has been proved
..f on. i c . j - j . .. itiicUireol vjovernori'i tins .-mic, ... , . ,.
iiatK-nsoI ar.ti f porter, and nnd.ng it to his taste, rm;p,.t mfs.ion, stitotion of the United States to have ; reckoning. From whic
For the Radical.
.Mr. IJ-lilor: I have often thought
il "tranSe that flooded a we are from
vear to year, wmIi t!ie "latest London
; j,, tjne ,;rv wer-beL-innin!.' t. -think
1 ,". , i . . :, ,u'.
tuna net lor thr-ms. li es n. this inciter
j ,lm'' lliat t,,ev upre eKiJZ fas!-i w hic.h is the certain result of a pro-
s of th-ir own fashions ir. suit J icctire MrirT. .
I the times, und the country in w'lich 3;. I .tin oj, posed to s.. nniending
1 xe v jvp j W1i Rllt or over the; ''ie contituiin o the United States
1 , ' , ' , ('f ;ions tUVst "her rtnet the eeuiive in
., c ;. ,r . , i exercxe i f the eto Power
1 "ave uistiacted e.nd run mail, so rrnny
ol our lair country women, it is
nioie particularly my object to speak
0f the follv that" thev how with re.
.' . ." r.i'- r .
tard to the protection ol their feet.
I nat is more reiticuoms ami au -
surd, than to see one of them with a
handsome jn.ir of Kid Slippers walk-
in,. ,.ur streets in the fi'inrr of the
e , , .'. r. ,
. t ,
! 3 ' "" 1 c " ""'""V u. ...
. not a F':ive",en! nf, 1)1,1 e" "Iie
'. little dry pot, on which to iet the
! on.-e hnnd-oine. but r.ow disfi.-ured
j once handsdine, but i.ow di.sfigurcd
KilJ Slipper? O! th.m abided little
; s.ii 'e , naiiM mou t oi;;u ..u
! vvuuidsi thou cry out Hgaiiit-t such
. 1! . .1 1
;inst sij.:'i a porter-
sion of the i.ses for which th.-u wst
inlecdej. liow much more t.ecom-
'" roin(rtable it would be-, (es-
pechdly for ladies of this country.) t.
b.i..t, durin" the n tu'Jv season
Meihinks I hear some you crv,
tl.ocl.iin: .ilimin;d le I had rather
sulli r v ,lh lad colds, sote thr
J ( tt 111 AL lli. Jcc. iXc, (the na-
tural consequence i f Lomg with the
f.;et; $o thllHV
clad) than to wear?
ui;u s : ri aue, pass i ii: sunne iimi
you continue to puistie a c utse, that
; will rob your cheeks of their btootn
cause vou inconceivable suflering
and not unlrerjueutly carry yo'i to
any eaily giave, rather th;:n enca.se
youi jrouv uuic icei, into a eii
oiile r.tiir of I uuts. secure from mud,
and vtet. itnd s.'uw. Ueors.
Letter Irom M. .tl. Marmmluke, to the
riutic t'ouir.y Committee.
G kn llmp.n ! Vour esteemed favor
of the Cm inst., was uot leceived un-
til esterday evening, in consequence
f i'ts being diricted to Marshul, in-
,ead of Arrow Uock, which latter
place is ,y j,t ...lice.
Yuur elier contains the fillowina
place is mv iti omce.
Yuur letier contains the ti.iiowina
resolutlon adopted at the late meet-
jn,, 0f the Llemoi-racv ol Piatte
c mntv :
-liesoit ed. That ii Committee of
six ba nppoT.teu i a.ldiess the sev-
pral gen ilnixn win. hsve been nam-
,jj (, Governor of this State. (by our
I ),M.iocratti: friends.) asking liinr
upon the mot nominetii
questions f National and Stut p. l-
j. would, pe: ha;s, hr.ve been more
' .,nsj;,(.try oail coiicc.i.ed. lor you
toluve prepared sucii qucstioHs as
jt w.i.hi have ben most desirable to
: dav ascertained ilie opinions oi tlie
.several eemleiucii nliuded to; iis 1
; presume no one ol them would have
aw nl.jectiou to answering fully and
. frankly anv oneslioas that might have
1 Den monoimded.
, .; . i r . .
i m , ii.vtvcr, proceea nrsi 10
.l.r..l w ith thr.1. ... ,t., ....tttionl
; Hid II u j'iii ji 'iia " owa.ii ' "
parties in relation to National pol.cv.
I -And secondly, or. such question its
agitate the public m.nd in
hips w hie i 1 uoiu ana snan e.-. .
fm as much us the resolution simply
er m'erest, tin comrnoa wun me
whtle Democracy of the Stnte.) m
scertainic the settled opinions o the
iscertainicg h settled opinions o the
various gentlemen spoken of for t-
fice, than they do in relation to the
reasons which have led to the sdop-
lion of those opinions.
It tl! A llll.. II A lll'iu Uli.l i....... - - - - - t - - - " -
!. ..i. r.. Un. .....i.. e ..I' tu feicise of t ower on the D.irt of Con
First. On the subject of National
1st. I am opposed to chartering a
National D ink, or any other institu-
tion, to issue paper money, for or on
account of the General Government,
2d. I nm opposed to a tariff for
protection, lor as much as I believe
a tariff exclusively for revenue. can
be so iirr:itj:ed as Jo i?oid ail the
protection that the manufacturing in -
terest of the country need require,
Ai.J 1 cau-e I do not believe that
, Congress have the constitutional right
'" legislate, as to oppress one sec -
n .. , . '. , ,
: lion ol vhe Inn.n to enrich not her.
j Hecause, since the hrmtinn of our
i:o!:t;tuU. n, much u.ore benefit hasi
resulted to ihe American people
,ro,n l'ie exercise of that pow t r, than
i injurv: and because, also, the people
lliave, oa nil previous occasions .u.i-
; tained those who have exercised
i that power, whf n the question upon
which it h is been exercised has been
fa'r'y submitted to tliem.
4'.h. I am opposed to the distribu-
i iii t'i '.-x--w :t' un- tmni.iu-
nt....,l to 1 a" .- (tiitrihn.
tjr) of tfie l(l(,n,.y uriMas: trom he
sales of the puMic hinds amon the
sever::! states f the Union.
S! l. I am opposed h the assump-
tion on th part i.f the General Gov-
eminent of the debts due by the sev -
erai States, in any manner whatever
G h. I am opp iscd to s j amending
tl e constitution of the United Slates
ni !' reudei the incumbent o! tne
dntial ofTi'e ineli
7th. 1 j.rfft-r Mania Van Duren
for il-.e i.ext Preside bt, t aav other
jit rson who has been sjmkcn of in
c ri"e.:tion wrh that otiiee.
cy.. I a u in fat or of the adoption
f the indt-'.crident treasury system
for the coltectiou, sate keeninir and
uK'.ur.sing ti.e public revenue.
: 9th. 1 am m lavoroi a permanent
8 '''" ' pre-emption to actual set
i tiers on the ; ubi c land
,,i . c ,
lOtli. I am in favor of graduating
I l!le M u.e ll f ubi2 janj3 witn
Hth- I am in tavor of the mv.cdi-
I ate occupancy oi ti.e Oregon conn
! try, and of the establishment oi a
tenitorial governmcut there, so soon
Rg cun U( (u:ie consisieiii with ex
.n.y. Uii tue subject ol State
i 1st. I am opposed to ihs selection
'of delegates to the Natior.nl Convert -
tion by districts.
2nd. I mti in favor of selecting
( - - - v....,
! delegates to the National Cobventiou
by a State Convention.
1 never regarded the selection of
; deleg..tes to the National Convention
bv the Democratic members ot t!;e
ueiei;.,ies to .iie .auonai tonve!it:-.;i
tv ti.e democratic iiimuers ot t!;e
last legislature in sny other light tnati
n.erely to guard against the contin-
gency, thai the N.-.tional Convemion
should assemble in November next.
or Lcfore t'ne people of ti.e State
should think proper to call .'State
Couventiou to iti .ke s.icli noniiiiuiii.n
oi selection us ihev ii.i.ht thu.k pio
per to make, it was intended ah nc
to supply sucii anticipated omission
on ti.e part ot ti.o people that ti.e
1 Jemocralie men. hers ot liie lejisij
tu:e' proceeded to srlect oor deictraiin
in Congress to re;. le.-ent i i'e St'f'e in
sr.id d nveniioii.
, 3d. 1 am m f jvor of a Sl.-.'e Con-
vention to n -initiate officers for Gov-
ernor, Lieutenant Governor, members
of Congiessai.il rice ois of President
ami Vice President.
: 4di. 1 was opposed to di.,tr;ct'mg
i r i f i
.t. f ....... c .i
h;i ui ifci'tM im mrmperui
rr. A,;, , .... i,., o,;.n
of the if,.is!-it.,i e. :,n.l nr.. !!! i - nno -
-v ""c . ' O
bed to it.
The principle objection that 1 ha.!
thru,., h,ve now to districting the
wrong, slid to be the lesull orthe ex-
iun LisitiKu m niujiuu.f,iu.mc;
by for the election of members to
Cangress or secondly that where
Cangress-or secondly that where
n state naa pr..vme.t ati the neces-
nary laws arid regulations for tha e-
leciion of members to Congress, it
jwas prevented by some unexpected
or unforeseen cause frem execulicg
; these, laws.
Upon the happening of either one
of the forgoing contingencies thtB
the General Government would havo
the riplit so to legislate as to remedy
this difficulty, aud thereby secure to
the Stale n tuil representation in
Crnres.. But had either of these
contingencies happened to Missouri?
j Certainly rot. Then I hold that
j the General Government had no light
' to lei'islnte on this subiect 10 far 88
i Missouri was concerned.
1 Iu consequence therefore of my
,, . '
. In. rtino ih: murium I tu nr-niwed t
districting the Slate at the, last session.
! of the leps.iature, because I l-elieved
in addition to the foregoing that it
: would have been virtually giving
; sanction to a lavr which 1 did not
r elieve Conzress had tha right under
j th? circuiiiitr.r.ces to enact.
Candor compels me to say tnat if
this very objectionable law, xvasji
pealed (and 1 have no doubt but th
' it will be repealed Pt the next sessi
! r o . . i u l.
ot (. on;ress) tnat I would nave
doubt but that
i rlierti.n to districtine the State and
jelecting the members of Congress by
I confess h
to discover w
however that I am unable
t ilirn.,,iAi ak.l.r. nrinntn' A la n I WT
i nriJ',vr;i n uai pi m j mivif-
ed in the election of members of Con-
'gress by districts,
j Thou-cirds of the purest democrats
.of this Uuion are now in favor jf the
J taction of members to Congress by
; the tep.nral ticket system, whilst per
haps a liKe r.umter may prster th
district svstern, all equally anxious to
consult the se.nerhl good and carry
out the wiii of the sovereign people.
5th, I a ;n in favor of the proposed
amendments to the constitution.
6th. 1 am in favor of so amending
the constitution as to make repreiett
tition itad population, correspond
more nearly than they do at present.
7th, On tha subject of the curren
i c v. banks and corporations I. refer
j von to the accompanying circular nd-
dressed to the people of Missouri,"
;nd dated the 22d ?Tay, 1840.
The opinions therein expressed
have undergone no change sinca that
In thst it wiil be seen that ti that
early dy 1 expressed the opiaion thnt
the only security the people would
ever have against fraudulent bunking
vvavld crow out ot the individual lia
bility of the stockholders, and I am
rejoiced to find that it is rapidly gaio
ir.2 strength throughout the souutrv.
j 1 have thus genhemen given you
! mv opinion on .1! of the prominent
! subjects that suggest themselves to
! mv mind at this time. If I havs o-
mitted an v in which any interest is
felt, 1 hold myself ready at all times
to answer s
th honor to te
ntiemen w i-h great respsct,
! l out very oa i serv i.
r.l. .u. .U.iu.U.VHl ad.
j To Alien Mcl.ane, jr.
l!e!:i ?J. Ilugiies, i
S. C. Bowers,
A M-'t'tfr's Thers is so di
vine holiness in the love of a moth
er, that no matter how tae tie that
binds her to the child was formed, sh
becomes, as it were, consecrated aad
sacred, and the world and its harsh
verdicts swept away when that Jove
alone is visible and toe God who
watches over the little one sheds hi
smile over the humi-.n deputy, in
j whose tenderness there breatbes Lis
''-'.'! '.V the last bvsi.i esse. As
! I. ,1.. n-icc-rn-r f hfai'i'h r.l arlrf
i Ldfv? n:e::riiT Tnmn.Tn iianoi
- r , ,
stit. t j vihrr dav. she unionun-
I dtt iV Mliireil JOWil ; tUl ti3l Was tae
astonishment of the bystsuders trT
Nee her aught upon iher feet ega.n like
I a bounding ball. "1 he mystery, how-
If r.ot stretched, its a bouncer-
gains a day's
h would it net
who had beea
see into the ratd-
Drct. Johnson says ot
that small shot, thoy
Drct. Johnson says of small debts,
.11 . I nl'
! t.v.t iik- sinau snot, iney are raining
on eve; sme, nu cu .i-.cciy ots
esrtaped without a wound. Great
! debts are like cannoD, cf great no's
R1'Q CiS Jgcr.