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washington, friday, january 7, 1853.
no. 12.
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Barrellville, Allegany County, (Md.,) )
October 18, 1852. j
Messrs. Mortimer <& Mowbray :
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dec ltf
daily evening stab.
[From the Boston Olive Branch.]
by mbs. Mary a. dennison.
Rat, top, tap,
With a laugh ani a song of glee
The nails I drive and Jtie boards I plane,
While I shape a home in which thousands have lain,
And I work right merrily.
Rat, tap, tap,
Who says 'tis a life of gloom,
To live with the hammer and screw in hand,
While gaping coffins around me stand,
Grim emblems of the tomb?
Rat, tap, tap,
Five feet three it must be;
And the man this is for, was a neighbor and friend,
Can I do more than to make and send
His coffin, and pocket the fee ?
Rat, tap, tap,
Hand that board over to me;
This for an infant, that for a man,
It matters me not, I must live while I can;
To-morrow/may not be.
Rat, tap, tap,
With a short and a gasping breath,
While I am making this lining of lead,
Many are dying, many are dead?
'Tis nothing, I live on death.
Rat, tap, tap;
The mother is weeping wild;
For this rustling satin so fine and white,
All crimped and plaited, will fold to night
The brow of her sinless child.
Rat, tap, tap;
How the rosewood shines in the sun I
'Tis a costly coffin, with silver screwa,
But not too dainty for death to use,
Or the worm to revel on.
Rat, tap, tap;
Line it with taste and care;
For the bride shall sleep on a bosom to-morrow,
That never knew love and that never felt sorrow,
Yet burdens of both muBt bear.
Rat, tap, tap;
And why should regrets be given?
For thejbody is only a coffin case,
Till the soul begins its immortal race
For the pleasant goal of heaven.
So, rat, tap, tap;
With a laugh and a song of glee;
The nails I drive and the boards I plane,
While I make a home in which millions have lain,
And I work right merrily.
[Narrrative of the Battle of New Orleans,
written by General Cass, from the personal
communications of General Jackson, and
examined and corrected by him, and pub
lished in the 'garterly Review, No. 30, Oc
tober 1835, Article IV., as a Review of a
Narrative of Events in the South of France,
and of the Attack on New Orleans in 1814
and 1815. By Capt. John Henry Cooke,
late of the 43d Regiment of Infantry. Lon
don, 1834.]
"We are not about to dissect this work
for the benefit of our readers. We have
merely appropriated the title to our use,
that, agreeably to the approved canons of
eriticism, we may tell our own story of the
eventful inroad which it describes, rather
than make our Journal a vehicle for the
narrative of another. Yet the work is not
Without interest."
"The defence of New Orleans is a promi
nent object in history. It closed, with the
most brilliant success, a war undertaken in
self-defence, and whose progress had been
marked by signal disasters, as well as by
signal victories. It gave tone to the na
tional feeling, and elevation to the national
character. But it has other claims to con
sideration still greater than these. It was
a defensive victory, achieved principally by
the militia force, and altogether by a force
recently and hastily raised, with little dis
cipline and less experience. The assailants
were among the best troops of the age, and
flushed by recent success. And they ex
celled their adversaries as much in numbers
as in practical discipline. A repulse, under
such circumstances, furnishes a useful and
cheering lesson. Whatever tends to check
the pride of conquest and to give stability
to nations is interesting to all who look to
human happiness as the true object of gov
ernment, and as the great end of social
" The enemy was upon the Mississippi,
and their immediate designs was unknown.
As soon as General Jackson arrived in their
vicinity he proceeded to make a reeormoi*
tance of their position, and to arrange his
plan of attack. The light of their fires en
abled him to ascertain where they were sta
tioned, and to perceive that they extended
from the river into the plain, and that strong
picquet guards were posted at intervals be
tween their right flank and the swamp,
which is here about a mile and a half from
the Mississippi. Although the usual routine
of military duties was observed in the gene
ral disposition of the troops and in the ar
rangement of the guard, there was still an
evident impression among the British troops
that they had little to apprehend from an
enemy. The men were apparently enjoying
themselves by a full indulegnce in the good
things which fortune had given them?such,
Bays of them, as 'hams, fowls, and wines
of various descriptions"?and the light of
their fires rendered distinctly visible their
whole arrangement and operations.
"General Jackson's plan was instantly
formed and communicated to his officers.
His right flank rested on the river, and his
line extended into the plain, with General
Coffee and his command upon the extreme
left. That officer was directed to endeavor
to turn the right flank of the British, and
to attack them in the rear. The rest of
the line, under Gen. Jackson's immediate
command, was to advance in front; and as
orders had previously been sent to Colonel
Morgan, who was stationed below with a
detachment of about three hundred and
fifty men, to co-operate in the attack, it
was hoped he would be able to attain their
rear, and thus succeed in intercepting their
communication with the Bayou Bienvenue.
Gen. Coffee was to commence the attack,
but this intention was frustrated by the in
tervention of a large double ditch, which
his horses could not cross, and where he
was compelled to leave them. In the mean
time the armed brig Caroline had been or
dered by Gen. Jackson to drop slowly down
the river and to anchor opposite the Brit
ish camp. When the land attack commenced
she was to open her broadside upon the en
"Captain Cooke has portrayed with much
feeling his impressions upon this eventful
night; and whether his thought took their
hue from the circumstances around him, or
the latter from the former, certain it is,
from his description, that a sinister augury
was as natural in itself as it proved in the
end to be but too true. He states that he
wandered through the camp, contemplating
the scenes around, and compariDg the con
fusion at the headquarters, and the noise
and revelry and fires at the lines, with the
silence and ordor which appeared to pre
vail in the American army on both sides of
the river. *
"The whole scene, with its associations,
must have been singularly impressive to an
Englishman?to a native of the older world,
who had never seen the works of Nature
spread out in that magnificent which marks
her operation upon this continent. Before
him is that mighty river, of which he had
heard from his infancy, rolling its endless
floods to the ocean, and seeking its supply
on the fountains of the North; traversing
regions of boundless forests and perpetual
solitude, and overtopping the rich but nar
row plain which man had gained from its
dominion. High upon its trunk and tribu
taries those nomades wander, whose origin
is a mystery?whose condition, habits, insti
tutions, and history, have arrested the at
tention of Christendom, since the veil which
insulated them and their world has been
withdrawn?whose fierce passions have al
ways been gratified in the blood of friend
and foe?who have been stationary, not in
position, but in improvement, while every
thing around them has been changing, and
whose destiny we have no pleasure in anti
" Around him is the primeval forest, bid
ding defiance to the slow progress of human
industry, shown, and scarcely shown, in the
little fertile tract it has taken a century of
labor to reclaim. The promised city, the
object of his hopes and toils, is within his
sphere of vision, though shrouded from his
view by the obscurity of the night, and
guarded against his approach by an enemy
he comes to conquer without an effort, but
whom, he now fears, no effort can conquer.
The river is sending up its dense canopy of
fog, which gradually encircles all objects,
animate and inanimate, and circumscribes
the lonely spectator within his own narrow
world. His companions had fought in many
a foreign clime?at Corunna, says Captain
Cooke, at Busaco, at Ciudad Rodrigo, at
Badajoz, at Salamanca, at Yittoria, at Tou
louse, at Martinique, and at other famous
battles which he enumerates, and where
they had seen the tlite of Europe flee before
them, and its proudest fortresses yield to
their impetuous valor. Now they had been
foiled by a band of husbandmen, a ipoue
comitatus/ 'dressed in colored clothe*,' * wear
ing broad b'avers' 1 armed %oilh long duefr
guns,' 'by lumps and crowds of American mili
tia,' and 'by round-hatted Americans,' bat
who, with practised weapons, with stout
hearts, sharp eyes, and steady hands, had
planted themselves in th e ,
and their prey.
"Here was, indeed, food for reflection
and recollection ; and the reader of the two
military authors who participated in these
events will be struck with the sombre tone
of their remarks upon depicting their situa
tion and prospects on the eve of the battle.
There was an evident want of confidence in
the British army?a vague presentiment of
some approaching disaster?a scepticism as
to the abilities of their leaders and the mili
tary policy of their arrangements.
" * Coming events cast their shadows be
fore.' These apprehensions are easily ac
counted for from the course of events, an4
from the promptness, decision, and confi
dence on one side, and the want of these
military virtue on the other.
" But the work of preparation went on
in the British camp. The troops were em
barked in the boats; the fascine and seal
ing ladders were prepared; the oolumns
marched to the proper positions; the bat
teries made ready to open their fire, and
the necessary orders communicated, accord
ing to military usage, through such chan
nels as would insure their reception and
proper execution. Thuj passed the night.
"Such was the relative situation of the
hostile forces, when, at the dawn of day,
on the morning of the 8th of January, a
signal rocket, thrown up from the left of
the British lines, and immediately succeed
ed by another from the right, announced
to the assailants that the moment of attack
had arrived, and to the defenders that their
trial was at hand. The morning was calm,
cold, and lowering; and the exhalation*
from the river and swamps still rested ori
the whole face of Nature, and masked the
movements of the advancing troops. They
had formed in two columns; the principa'
one on the right, near the woods, and the
other on the left, near the river. As soon
as their advance was perceived by the out
lying picquets, they instantly retreated
within the American lines, and gave notice
of the coming storm. There could however
be no surprise. All night the lines had
been manned, one half of the troops doinjr
duty at their posts while the other slept,
or, more properly rested.
"Still, the obscurity of the morning, and
a partial curve in the woods, enabled tho
main column to attain within two hundred
yards of the American work before it wan
distinctly visible, The enemy had con
structed two heavy batteries, pud theso
opened their fire simultaneously with th?
movement of their troops, and were served
with great rapidity. The thunder of their
discharges added to the sublimity of th?
scene, but in all other respects they wer ^
innocuous. Not a gun in the American
batteries was disabled; and as to the killed
and wounded, they did not equal, in tho
whole engagement, the number of cannon
which the British had in battery.
"The American artillery now took iti
part in the contest. Some of the battenen
were directed against the enemy's cannon,
while others swept the advancing columns.
Commodore Patterson, from his position
across the river, co-operated by a vigorouh
flanking fire with the general means of an
THE SUBSCRIBER would respectfully call the at
tention of members of Cop grew, stranger* tW
tinz the city, and the public generally, to his large
assortment of BOOTS AND SHOES on hand of bis
own manufacture, also from the most celebrated boot
makers of New York, Newark, Philadelphia and Bal
timore, consisting of quilted bottom, cork-sole, and
double-sole Boots for winter wear- also Opera and
Dress Boots, Buttoned Gaitors, patent Congress Boot*,
Detached ??aitors, Glaze Shoes, French "Walking
Shoes, Paris Pumps, Toilet Slippers, Calf-skin and
Gum Shoes; also youthn aDd wrraotu Boot# ana
Shoes, and Slippers of every description.
To my old customers I would say, that I am fmll/
prepared to make work of every kind to order at the
shortest notice of the very best material and by
the best workmen *in a stylewhich cannot be sur
passed bv any similar establishment in this or any
other city in the Union. All measured wQI* Vf]"
ranted toflt. Please call and examine fbr yourselves
at the Fashionable Boot and Shoe Store, Brown ?
Marble Hotel. jqh.V MILLS,
dec 16 Fashinable Boot Maker.
r>DD * CO. particularly Lnrtte tbe atottoa
of the ladies of the Metropolis and Tj^ty^to
th^ir rich and valuable stock of FUR GOODS. The
assortment comprise* the ncheat and finest <kec p
tions of?
Tn fmM article is the trade rseof?ww By
taste and fashion, are b*utifull/,J! at
thSJ Sales Rooms, and sold at sathrfccto*y prices, at
Building, Pennsylvania avenue.
dec 10

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