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If. If -4 VERMONT TELEGRAPH Vol. IX....N0. 17.... Jan. 18, 1837. 68 f it POETRY CONTENTMENT. Mr conscience is my crown, Contented thoughts mj rest ; Mr heart is happy in itself, My bliss is in my breast. My wishes are bat few, All easy to fulfill : 1 make the limits of my power The boqndsuntomy will. I fear no care of gold, ' WH doing is my wealth ; Mr mind to me an empire is. While grace aflbrdeth health. I clip high climbing thoughts, The wings of swelling pride ; Their fall is worst, that from the height Of greatest honors slide. Since sails of largest size The storm doth soonest tear, t bear so small and low a sail A a freeth me from fear. No change of fort one's calm Can cut my comforts down : When fortune smiles, 1 smile to think . llow quickly she will frown. And when in froward mood T- She prove an angry foe, Small gain I found to let her come, Leis loss1 (o let her go. Uobrt Sooth well, 1592. LfiTTCIl VIX.OJ1 KSOLA2ID. Copy of a letter from the Baptist Union In Lnzlanato tne Hoard ol the Triennial Convention of Baptist churches in the United States, with a copy of the resolu tionl passed at the annual meeting, held tmtbe ZndorJune, 1836. To the Board of th Triennial Conven tion of Baptist churches in the United States,: ' 1 V Loxdon, Sept. 13th, 1836. Dear Brethren, The letter of April last,' addressed by you on behalf of the convention, to the Union of Baptist churches in Great Britian, arrived in suf ficient time to be read at one of the meet ings of this body in June; and we have the, opportunity of giving you the most emphatic assurance, therefore, that it was received in a spirit of fervent Christian lore' and delight We feel that we love youv because of the grace of our Lord Je sus Christ towards you, and because of his image in you ; and most earnestly do we pray that the one may become daily more perfect, and the other more abun-! dahf. , We acknowledge that you take a cor rect view.of the Position which we occu py, and - the warfare to which we are cali ea. " "We have to contend with usages and opinions time-hallowed, and endeared by a thousand cherished recollections, and to break down barriers, guarded by an interested and powerful hierarchy.'1 "It is of the highest uoment that we should gird ourselres for the conflict, in the strength, and in the spirit of Christ. The weap ons of our warfare are not carnal, neither should our temper be secular. We are not permitted to doubt that spiritual weap ons shall be mighty, through God, to pull down strong holds. Pray for us, that in all our exertions we mav both aim at his glory and promote it. With grati tude to God we can say that the internal mischief to which you have alluded, is vis ibly on, the decline. Though gratified, we are not surprised to learn, vhat our deputed brethren acquir ed among you a "deep personal regard." We take this opportunity of repeating our acknowledgements (already publicly ex pressed) of the kind and courteous man ner in which they are received. May we be permitted, also, to express our sincere regret that, we had not the pleasure of welcoming; to our assemblies a deputation in return. You hare solicited 4 the continuance of our correspondence from year to year," and you hare solicited it upon terms most frank and honorable. You " entreat ' us as we also entreat you," not only to assist rou with our "counsel,' but ' as faithful brethren" uo remind" you of an r " danger" to which we may deem you to be exposed, and as, of course, there could be no satisfactory correspondence opott any other principles, so, we trust, it will not be onpleasfng to you if we bring them into action on the present occasion. Whatever fretJom we may be cone ei red to take, wt- certainly cherish the spirit, and oso the language both of affection and deputed brethren, although they U1 not mention the subject of slavery in ths poblic proceedings oi the conrention, a) private meeting assembled for the pur ct9feV known the feelings of pain and txs&rt&tivyn with which our body, in com jB9t9 wkh all reltponM holies in this coun try,ict1ttUB$e re?rl the state of Amer fattt iocfctft ai American churches, in fw5 to ' &oce that period, our ferfiwff kw grwr hr more deep and .tftfVrwrtu Tlta fats which hare been .ftrtSWglto to Jfe&tV tor tZlktrd us beyond MftftVfi& fn f trokU 09 Ut ft our im- f -i'XHH&Xy to prt into channel of pob s tet-rfftt ll frtt'tmcmM of the untied &vft h the ier'trt of resolutions, lVfiV w$f tossed untmttyimW at the - tG&Ziny , 6H tftMf vmi of j ane, una wii'fc w Usmtt to r&tt herewith ' Vf?fs 6i atttttfmA of the degree ' ij ekhet itk'.er&Hu4 n the hi rtem. or vpheU ly pvMUi orpfofon; iwr nare We been onobferraM of the m'tUfrue r with whkb remarks on it,wbrther foreign or domestic, bare been ulmovtttntremUy received. ' We bare no wuh to gU of -t fence $ but our doly to God and to man ' will not permit us to be silent, nor can we ( beliere, after what yon hare written, that you wish us to.be so - Yon will ; not re fuse" to'CtmskW what; aa faithful breth ren," vre aJJrcss to yoor and most tin' cerely do we add bur prayer, t4 The Lord give vou understanding in all things.' . It is surely n position which admits of no dispute, that in this, as in other mat ters, a line of conduct may be expected from the disciples of Christ, materially different from that which may be antici pated from merf of the world. Of what use otherwise are the rectitude and tender ness of conscience, the holy light, and the exalted principles which characterize a Christian 7 Now, it is to the churches ol which you are the representatives, that wc make our appeal. Professors oi the name of Christ ! whatever others, do, we en treat jov, neither hold a slave, nor counte nance slavery. According to some allegations, indeed, which, with whatever truth, have been made on behalf of American slaveholders, I we are called on to believe, that through the force of iniquitous laws, the liberation of the slaves is impracticable. Otherwise we are assured many would gladly set them free, but, in existing circumstances it is necessary and even obligatory to de tain them. Of course we understand this as the language of lamentation and com- fdainL. Here is a practical, and a vowed -y regretted restriction on the liberty of the holder of slaves ; he may not give the freedom he wishes to give. The duty of a person thus situated, surely becomes ob vious in an instant. We say to him, if a law which either imposes an impossible condition on manumission, or decrees the seizure of a manumitted slave, makes it imperative on you to detain him for the moment, ought you not to be making rest less endeavors for the repeal of that law, and using every means to prepare for the easy acquisition and the safe possession of that freedom, which it is your right to f ive, and his to enjoy f Without such en eavors, it becomes manifest that the ex istence of the law is but a pretext for the slaveholder, and his acquiescence in it renders him a partaker in its iniquity. In ordinary cases, however, we conceive we can not be in error in regarding slavery as optional. Now we raise an argument on this ground, and we can not hesitate to affirm that however it might be repelled by a man of the world, it ought to be enough for a Christian. To hold a fel low creature in bondage, is to hold him in a condition of personal degradation and disadvantage; a condition, as it now ex ists, which denies him access to the vari ous sources of instruction and avenues of advancement which are open to others ; which allows no sacredness of domestic ties, but sets at naught the divine institu tion of marriage, anI with it both the af fections and the dutirs of the conjugal and parental relations, which makes man an outcast from society, and repels him not as an alien merely, but as a brute, from the community, of which he is nevertheless a constituent and vital part; which, in the great majority ofinstances, involves labors which shorten life, and in too many cases the almost murderous extinction of it, and which, in fine, impedes most grievously a slave's religious instruction, fosters his vices of every kind, and renders all but impossible, for the most part, his glorify ing God on earth or his learning the way to heaven. Now we suppose it to be at the option of a Christian, whether he will hold a fellow creature in a condition like this. Can it for a moment be doubted what his choice will be? Or can any one, in either hemisphere, consent to call him a Christian, who chooses to have a slave? What? is Christianity reduced, not merely to a name, but a mockery ? Does its loud proclaim of 'good will to men " mean nothing more than a sanction for the right of. power? Is it no longer the law of our acknowledged sovereign, M Do ye to bthers as ye would that they should do to you !" Are equity, benevo lence, and compassion, no more the char acteristic and indispensable virtues of our profession 7 It any one should meet this appeal by savin? that he treats his slaves as his chil- dren, we must reply first, that he can in no way do so well for them as by break king therrchains; secondly, that he can not tell who may come after him, nor how soon ; and thirdly, that his example up holds abominations which he refuses to practice, and would appear to condemn. Nor should we be silenced, by being in formed of what we very well know, that in the southern states slavery is a polit ical institution. We are not political meddlers. But. we suppose that even the political institution of slavery does not deprive the freeman of his liberty. We appeal; thereto re, still to the heart of a Christian, as to his individual choice. Our language is, fellow Christian I and if a fellow Christian, man of benevolent spirit, of universal love ! " IFt7 you hold a slave r How can w e conceive the heart of a Christian dictating, or permitting, any other answer than one to this question ! I will not. We must think the case decided, therefore, with every Christian if h be merely at his option. But we can not let it rest iie re. While it may assur redly be expected that a Christian would break ereryyoke if he might, it is impor tant for him to remember not only that he mav "but that if he can he must. The declarations, "thou shalt love thy neigh bor as thyself," and' M whatsoever things ye would that men should do to you, doy even so to them, are the voice of authori hr, and hare the unquestioned force of law. It tt not at our option whether we fulfil theft commands. It is required of us by Mat Christ our Lord. All his professed satfctl r bound to obey tbein. Every faithful ajcl will obey them. Is h not certain, dear brethren, that a (m'i&ent otalirnct to these precepts would lend to the Immediate liberation of Urge fitfmVf of slaves ? Is it not alto ertfn that such a proceeding, talceo by Christian protetMn at Urge, in tba tlare hoJdinf ttatef , of bf $ny considerable jw- tion of them, would exhibit the subject in a new light, would arouse the whole com munity, and shake the entire system of slavery to its foundations ? Is not the overthrow of this system an object to which, under the force of the same rea sons, all Christians ought earnestly toad dress themselves? Is there any other probable method of achieving this inesti mable consummation? Will it not consti tute a noble, and a characteristic tiiumph for Christianity ? And is not the abetting of slavery, and even an acquiescence in it a sin, of which every disciple of Christ ought instantly tj wash his hands? The resolutions we transmit to you, dear hrethren. do not refer exclusively to ' the fetters which bind the slave; they only which specifies the terms on which avert also the prejudices which afflict the the" British Baptists will consent to con colored freeman. We can not say that tinue their correspondence with the Bap we feel at all less strongly on this subject lists of this country. than on slavery itself. There are indeed j Resolved, unanimously, " That the con reasons which m.ke it to us the moreaf- ' nection which the Baptist chuicli. s n the flictive of the two The degradation of United States conk tnnlated by this Union, the free blacks is certainly not a " political institution " of anv Dart of the Union, nor ! is it founded on any different relation : beneficial correspondence, having for its ; "vy and ill-will But after all, happi which they bear to the body politic, as : object the advantage of both parties, by an ness does not depend upon wealth, or any compared with the whites. And whatev-1 unfettered expression of opinion on all other outward enjoyment. God never de er nretext mifht be lonnd fnr their nnnrrs. ' snl ierts connected with Christian consist- signed it should depend upon these, and sion in a region of slaves, there obviously ! can do none wnere slavery is unknown, 1 eta strong and general prejudice against people of color is cherished even in the northern states; where it must be a mat ter of iwere prejudice, generated by the pride which it subsequently fosters, and as ungenerous and unholy "as it is proud. It is to us nothing less than marvelous, that this grievous oppression, both of the bond and the free, should exist and be clung to by a nation which glories in its liberty, and which was the first to pro claim to other lands that the rights of all are equal ; but it is not for us to bewail ! this inconsistency, nor the iniury which i thus done, in the eyes of the world, to the otherwise noble institutions which it im pairs and undermines. It is however, more than marvelous to us, it is almost in credible, that the indefensible and cruel prejudice against persons of color should have been adopted by the churches of Christ, and manifested in the worship and ordinances of his house. He was meek and lowly in heart; are his followers not to copy his example ? Would he have treated persons of African descent as the slightest mixture of tainted blond .1 1 iiieuj 10 oe ireateo arnono- treated anion? vou ? You know mat he would not; J . and if vou imi tate his example you will do so no more. Degrading distinctions, which say not " I am holier," but only 1 am whiter than thou," will instantly be banished from places of divine worship; and the refor mation begun here, will be extended cheerfully to the entire system of which these are a part. In pressing the fulfilment of this duty i . upon you, dear brethren, we have the ad vantage of being able to say, that it is im peded by no obstacle. There can be no case in which the retention of the preju dice we are combatting can be obligatory or imperative. In indulging it, you are only either pampering the pride of your own hearts, or yielding to the current of eeling around you. As Christiaus, you are called on to mortify the former, and stem the latter. Nothing hinders vou from beginning, and even from iriumph- 1 he object may be achieved the first moment you are determined to achieve it. And permit us to assure vou that whenever this moment shall arrive. it will be inferior to none in the history of your churches, for honor to the name jou protess, lor prosperity to the churches you compose, and for prosperity to the country you adorn. Dear brethren, "our mouth is open un to you, our heart is enlarged." But we speak not alone. We call to remembrance that we are addressing a body, the semi ments of some of whom and a number rapidly increasing, are in unison with our r own. we rejoice in the aoundant evi dence which has reached us, of the fact that the attention of many has been awak ened, and that the voices of many have been heard. Yes, Ameiica has heard on this sul ject the voices of many of her sons, and with delight we have seen amonjrthe band ol her abolitionists (and many inspir it, we trust, are such, who may not have adopted the name) a large number of our own denomination. No unrris mn ev- pressthe warmth of our sympathy w ith them, or the ardor of our desire, that on this great occasion our entire denomina tion may be of one heart and one mind Be assured, dear brethren, that the ex linction of oppression, whether of the bond or free, is a work which lies with the churches of Christ. They can do it. They must do it. They will be responsi ble for the continuance of oppression, with all its crimes and horrors, if they do it not. And as no portion of the church of Christ in the United States is more influential than your own, as none has been more abundantly blessed with those extraordin ary operations which exhibit religion in its mightiest energies as none is more prompt or more vigorous in all other " works of faith and labors of love," so we entreat you to suffer none to be more for ward or more active in this good cause. We know that in the same cause both our fathers and ourselves slept too long, but it would be poor evidence that we had been awakened, if we were to use no eflorts for the arousing of our brethren. We wish to believe that whatever slumber remains among you, it is but tha! of inadvertency and inconsideration. It cannot be that you will refuse to put away this "accursed thing,' when its true aspect shall have appeared to you. An enlightened con science, and a melting heart, will be far more prompt and effectual than our im portunities, and perhaps even while we are writing, may be rendering our impor tunities needless. Can ire, dear brethren, without hew- ing unreasonable fears, again entreat you to receive in kindness what we have writ ten in the fullness of our hearts ? Or can we hesitate to anticipate that serious con sideration of our remarks, that willing ac quiescence in evident truth, and that ready fulfilment of admitted duty, which shall fully convince us that you are indeed our brethren in Christ, and justify the fervor with which, on behalf of brethren at large we subscribe ourse.ves, Yours, in Christian love, W. H. Mi-rch, Jiseph Belcher, Secretaries. Edward Steaxe, ) The resolutions referred to we have pub lished. and therefore republish now that and actually resulting from its proceedings, consists wholly in the maintenance of a ency, the advancement of religion, and the , glory ot Uod. PEACE DEPARTMENT. Lawfulness of War for Christians, Exam ined. Appendix. Ttrtullian, in his 41 sol- 1 dier s garland,' says, that C.4 v c t ri :i 1 m n n r in il time " immediately on their conversion, quilted the military service." We are al so told by Archelaus, who flourished uiv der Probus, that many Roman soldiers, : aftor having witnessed the piety and gen erosity of Marcellus, and having embra ced Christianity, immediately forsook the profession of arms. We are also told by Eusebius, that, about the same time, "num bers laid aside a military life, and became private persons, ia;her than injure their religion." And Martin, of whom Sulpi- j ciussaysso much, had been bred to the profession ofarms, but on his conversion to Christianity, declined it, saving, " I am a christian, and thereiore 1 cannot fight." Celsus, who lived at the end of the se cond century, attacked the christian reli gion ; charging its followers, among other things, with refusing to bear arms lor the Emperor, even in cases of necessity ; say ing, that if the rest of the empire were ot their opinion, it would soon be overrun by the barbarians. Origen, who lived in the third century, admits in his answer to Celsus, that the christians should not bear arms, and justifies them for refusing, on the principle of the unlawfulness of war. These early writers consideied the prophecy that swords should be turned in to ploughshares, ccc. was in the act of completion in individuals of those times. lrenaeus, about the year 180, says, "the christians have changed their swords and their lances into instruments of peace, and they know not how to flyht." Justin Martyr, contemporary with Iren seus, asserts, that "the prophecy is fulfill ed, you have good rtason to believe, for we, who in times past killed one another, do not now fight with our enemies." That there were no christian soldiers in the first and second century, is evident, and that Christianity was then in its purest stale, will, I trust, tegranttd by all. Let us now trace their character, as ciyen by Athanagoms, Justin Martyr, Minucius Felix, and others : and see how it squares with their principhs and prac tice. " They were, say the writers, plain and frugal in their apparel and furniture, temperate in their eating and drinking; relinquished all the diversions of the times, which they saw had any tendency to evil ; punc tual to their words and engagements : lovers of truth, and of one another ; kind, courteous and charitable to others, beyond example ; abstained from all manner of violence, prayed for their enemies who persecuted them ; were patterns ol humili ty and patience : made no sacrifices of con science, even to save their lives." But in the third century, the christian discipline began to relax ; and a degener acy took place. Corruptions are noticed in this cem.ury by various writers ; Cyp rian complains of them in the middle, and Eusebius at the end of it. The latu r gives a melancholy account of their change: "that they indulged in luxuries began to be envious, and quarrelsome, and to dissemble, and falsify their words." Tha, such as ,he should be found ,D7ho i army, is not to be marvelled at ti I mor- H ennst ty were still more aeaenerafp m th mink - u.,. , h.. -rv. -.. ry. Jactantius, in his " death of th- r o ""Jim CClllU- secuted says, "there were christians who assisted at sone of the heathen sacri fices. Abundance of evils sprung up m the church in this century. Constantine the Emperor professing to embrace the christian religion, it became the refioion of the state: but he introduced inuTihe church, many pagan ceremonies and su perstitions, to its great detriment. And what elsecould be expected, when he did not dispense with the blasphemous titles that had been given to his predecessors of E'.ern.ty, Divinity, and Pontifex Maxi mum But the christians, pleased with having an Emperor oftbeir owu persua sion, submitted to his idolatrous customs, opinions, and innovations upon their reli gion, sacrificing their consciences to their ease and safety. Thus their scruples against war relaxed, and the unlawful ness of it was given up." And no marvel if it was, when such a mixture of Chris tianity and paganism had taken place in the church. Now, seeing; that the early christians, who lived in the time immediately follow ing that of thetpostles, uniformly refused to fight, even in national contents ; and those of the present day plead the lawful- ness of war; how are we to reconcile this contrariety? My brethren, does it not call for a strict security, in order to find, from whence came this great change from primitive belief and practice. Let us, with unbiassed minds, examine carefully the connected sense of the doctrine of the New Testament, and let that determine whether or not the horrid practice ol slaughtering men under any pretence, can be suppoited on christian principles. MISC KXLANEOUS. I wish I were rich." Among the poor, how much ot lesuess anxiety mere is to Le rich. How many kred in secret for wealtn. wishes are ut How often do . . . - - ; they sigh for the splendor and ease of the j arnuent, ana teel as n tney wouio count no etlort too laborious, no enterpnze too hazardous, which would bring about this fondly cherished desire. And among some, to such an extent are indulged that they gradi these feelings that thev gradually generate U!S wisdom, as disp.ayed in the constitu- lion 01 man s intellectual nature, is a suit able theme for constant and devout ad miration. The secret of true happiness lies in a contemed mind. This is the philosopher's stone, by whose magical and potent pow er, we may tiansmute our adversity into prosperity our poverty into wealth our sorrow into joy our pain into pleasure, and our sickness into health. And this wonderful stone is within every man's reach. What greater evidence could we have of God's inexpressible iroodness. than ' AC' the fact that he has placed it within man s own power ; to avail himself oi present enjoyment and future felicity? The only man who may be truly said to be rich is he who has and wants but lit tle. .Not because he has it not, but be cause he wants it not. For nothing can be more true, than the oft-quoted line, " Man wants but little here below." We have said that the secret of true hap piness, is a contented mind. 1 he rich, thereiore, are scarcely, if ever happy. They are continually wanting, and grasp ing ai er more. Or, even il this is not the cae, they hold on upon that which they do not need, and no man can be contented ii he wants that which he does not need. Here the question might arise, "but how much does a man need ? We will let an ancient writer of great learning and ce lebrity answer this question. " Having food and raiment, let us therewith be con tent." We exhort those, then, who are poor, no longer to envy the rich ; for could you see their hearts, you would, oftentimes, be convicted, that there was abundant more occasion for your sympathy, than envy. Stand, then, on the elevated ground of conscious, dignified independence. Create no artificial wants ; and never, for a mo ment, desire any thing which you do not really need. Learn to scorn the luxuries and baubles with which the rich contrive to satisfy wan;s which ate insatiable. Pursue this course for a short time, and there is hardly a rich man in the nation, before whom you may not stand up, and challenge a comparison of happiness. Zioris Herald. Lord Brougham, the most indefatigable man in England, often does not quit his study before midnight, and is always up at jou r. Cotton Mather, who knew the value of time in every thing, was never willing to lose a mormnt of it. To effect this pur pose, he had written upon the door of his study, in large ietters, "BE BRIEF!" Ursnus, a proiessor in the University of HeiddL-erg, wishing to prevent the idlers and bbbiers from interrupting him in his hours of study, had written at the entrance of his library, " Friend, ichccrcr i,ou may le that enters here, be quirk icith your business, and go away.'' The learned Schaiiger placed the 101 low ing phrase on the door of his cabinet, " My tune is my estate." The favorite of the immortal Shak spare was, "Consider time too precious to be spent in gossiping f An old attorney of Chatelet was accus tomed to get rid of such pi' his clients as were importunate, or that he had little to I iTJLlLXZ r" l.s-ir.i from Kit f h..o.. J . . mw j - . . I i i 1'icfionc nits! '. . I ; - - . ljusLiuiic, ttuu especial i v ministers. dcnve w, Instruction from the , J . J... . ll ovnmn n ililirrtn.o Whot I do must be done quickly. r O , vta , " There are no acts of pardon passed In the cold grave to which ve haste ; But darkness, death, and long despair, Keign in eternal silence there." New York City Tract Society. The society appears to find favor with both Ood and man for between three and four hundi'ed persons are reported to have been converted through its instru mentality during the past year, and the collection at the close of the meetino-n- I mounted to three thousand three hundred and fifty two dollars. Am. Baptist. There are 1240 Evangelical Baptist churches in Great Britain, exclusive of Wales, of which 1158 are in Eno-land 50 in Scotland, and 32 in Ireland; ofthe latter 20 adopt the practice of mutual ex hortation, and three others break' bread every Lord's day. Morning Star. The revenue of Pennsylvania, lor the last year, from tavern keepers and retail ers, amounted to 899,532,39 ! This State seems to have taken the wholesale busi ness of widow and orphan making into its own hand?. The late Emperor Alexander was accustomed to walk out alone. On one occasion, upon The eve of an Imperial review, he had extended his excursion to the distance of two or three leagues from St. Petersburg. Finding himsell fatigued, he got into one of the public skdgcs; " Drive to the imperial raloCe at St. Pe tersburg!" said he to the Iswotschilk. ,l I will take you as near to it as I can," replied the man, "but the guards will not allow me to approach the gates." On ar riving within a little distance of the pal ace the sledge stopped. "We must not go any farther," said the sledge-drner. The Emperor jumped fiom the sledge, saying, Wait there, and I will send some money to pay you. "JNo, no, replied t l-i o mon thj?t will nor rin Ynnr r-ri m - iiiv limn, ...... " - " m. wv.. rade, ofien make me the same promise, I but thev always forget to keep it. . . , s forffetto keep it. l wf!J i srive no more credit. If you have no money, leave something with me until you get it." The emperor smiled, and un fastening the clasp of his cloak, threw it into the sledge. u Here,' said he, take this," On his ascending to his apart ments, he directed his valet dechambre to take fifty roubles to the Iswotschilk who had driven him, and bring back his cloak. When the valet reached the spot w here the emperor had left the sledge, he found about twenty drawn up in a line. " Which of you drove the emperor?" inquired the valet. No one answered. M Who has pot a cloak ?n said the valet, pursuing his inquiry. "An officer left a cloak with me," exclaimed a sledge-driver. "(Jive it to me, and here is your fare." " tiveax St. Nicholas!" exclaimed the astonished driver, and, seizing the reins, he drove rip idly away, amidst theshouts of the assem bled Iswotschilk. This happened on the eve of one of the grand reviews. After the troops had defiled, all the commanders of corps formed a group round the empe ror. "Gentlemen," said Alexander, "I am much pleased with the fine appearance and excellent discipline of your troops, but tell your officers from me, that they last night made me submit to the humilia tion of leaving my cloak in pledge for my honesty." Every one stared with as:cn- isnment. l assure you, resumeu me emperor, "the sledge-driver who brought me home refused to trust, because, he sa d, ' my comrades' often forgottopay him.' Vincenza s St. Petersburg. 1 . . . T J ... J . 1 Miseries of a Bachelor's Life. Poor tellow ! he returns to his lodging I will not s;iy to his home." ThtT? may be every thing he can possibly aYsiiv. in the shape of mere external comforts, provided for him by the officious z:al of Mrs. . his housekeeper ; but still iW. room hnsanair of shilling vacancy, the very atmosphere of the apartment has a dim, uninhabited appearance the chairs, set round with provoking neatness look reproachfully useless and unoccupied ; and the tables and other furniture shine with impatient and futile brightness. All is dreary and repeiling. No gent'e face welcomes his arrival no loving hands meet his no kind looks answer The list less gaze he throws round the apartment. He sits down to a book alone ; there is no one sitting by his side, to enjoy with him the favorite passage the apt remark the just criticism; no eyes in which to read his own feelings ; his own tastes are unappreciated and unreflected ; he has no resource but himselfno one to look up to but himself j all his hapiness must ema nate fiom himself. He flings down the volume in despair; hides his face in his hands, and sighs aloud, O ! me mi: re rum The receipts and expenditures of Penn sylvania for the last year, are about 84, 000,000. VEGETABLE BALSAMIC ELIXIR, Prepared by N. H. Downs. 77 OR coughs, cold'', consumption, catirh -L croup, asthma, w hooping cough, lunu ft er and all other diseases of the head, chest ar.d lungs. Pamphlets containing a history of the medi- j cine, wuh numeious and respectable certificates ai,d ample directions and much olhei infoimaticn. accompany each bottle aud can be had at any of the agencies t; rat is. Sold by special appointment by HENRY WHEELOCK, Brandon; Also by Boynton & Austin, Orwell- H. Si monds, Pittsford: B. F. Haskell. Cornwall: Haskell & Wicker, Aorth Ferrisbvrgh; E. H. Aiken, Benson', S. H. Barnes, Charlotte: And by most other respectable diuggM'' in '' State. 46 : ly AGRICULTURAL PAPERS. THE publisher of the Geweske Farmer, grateful lor the patronage hitherto extended to his Agricultural papers, would give notice that a new volume (ihe 7th) of The Genesee Farmer, will commence on the hrst of January, 1837. It will be enlaiecd and otherwise improved, and no exertions fpj.cd to sustain the hih rank it has attained. It is pub lished eviry Saturday, in Quarto form. m;iL.r.r ail annual YUlUUie Ki 4 10 payable in advance. I r . . o pages, at $2 a year, The 2d vol. of the Monthly Genesee Faii mer also commences on the first f January. It is published on th' larKe ctavo, at &0 cents nrst ot each month, 16-pasrei )ear even copies ior -Uehe !oi $5, always in advance. Ail leuers to come free ol postage. (X?" Postmasters, and others in all sections of the country, are reeptfnlly invited to net a agents to procure sulis-ciibers for the?e papers. GCJ" Editors with whom we exchange are re quested to oopy the above. NOTICE. THE subscribers would say to their customers, the first of January ia near at hand; and they are desired to call and settle their accounts by that time, as we wish to fulfil our contracts, and a punctual attendance to this call will much oblige, BENSON & MOTT. Brandon, Dec. 27, 1836. 14:3w JOB PRINTING. ALL kinds of Job Printing neatly executed at this Office. . v '