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No. 33.—Whole No. 241.
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Public Attention!
IS most respectfully solicited, by the subscriber, to
the merit* of which Imve heen tested by time, and nre
sustained by undoubted testimony.
are every yenr increasing their long established repn
tation. They have outlived many rival preparations,
and arc eonttniialiv gaining avion public confidence.
The Botanical Drops have been successfully admin
istered for many years, us a thorough remedy for that
Vvell known nnd prevalent class of inveterate diseases.
Which originate from a vitiated habit of body, or an
hereditary predisposition in the patient, and generally
appear under the various and distressing shapes of
Scrofula, Salt Rheum, Leprosy, St. Anthony's
Fire, Fever Sores, White Swellings, Scurvy,
Foul and Obstinate Ulcers, Sore Legs and
Eyes, Scald /lend, and Venereal Taint.
ia the last mentioned condition ofihe system, the
Botanical Drops will lie found to eradicate the lin king
poison, where Mercury has totally failed, and thus pre
vent the parent from entailing the seeds of an heredi
tary disease on his offspring.
£)r. Relic’s Botanical Drops are successfully used in
cases of violent eruptions after the Measles, red blotch
es, pimples on the face, festering eruption* on the
skin, and other <lisea*es of the external surface, and
are one of the best Spring nnd Autumnal physic*
known, to free the system from humors.
05s" Striking Instances of Success.
Extract of a letter from a Physician of the first respec
tability, nnd extensive practice, in this vicinity,
tncmh'er ofihe Massachusetts Medical Society.
Dear Sir, June l(Wi, 1829.
-“Tilts child, before lie_,wn» a year old, became
afflicted with a leprous disease of the skin, and which
gradually increased, so that when about three years
old, the whole surfiee of the body w as one continued
sore, attended with an ichorous discharge, producing
grent soreness nnd intolerable itching, whirh became
almost insupportable. A great variety oftlie most ap
proved external ami internal remedies were used with
out any permanent relief. Much interest was exeited
in behalf oftlie tu'd. nnd consequently different med
ical advice wns solicited, but with lilife nr no (titan
tage, the disease progressed with unabated violence,
nnd seemed to defy the healing art. At length the
parent was indoeed by the advice of a neighbor, (who
had heen benefitted bv the article,) to try Dr. Relfc’s
BOTANICAL DROPS. Several liottlrs were given
according to the direction*, before the least abatement
«>f the disease wns observed! but by a persevering use
of them the ichorous discharges begun to abate—the
ecabs to give way in ptnecs, and fall off. The Drops
were continued until the boy berarne perfectly well,
the skin resuming its natural and hea thy aspect,'seem
ing indeed like a renovated skin—since which lime
the boy lias enjoyed perfect health, and hi* cure is as
cribed wholly (utlie Drops, a* no oilier medicine was
used in conjunction with them.
[The original Inter, with additional particulars,mav
be seen by calling on the Propriclur.]
A Gentleman of Boston, who had been attended a
long time by our most celebrated and experienced
practitioners, am! wlm had hern reduced to almost the
last stage* of exisienre liy hi* complaint—had lost one
eye—and dreadful ulcers began to destroy hie leg. and
spread over hi* whole side, and to threaten a most pain
ful and lingering death—in communicating his rase ai
large to tile Proprietor, makes the following closing
ruse was pronounced bv my physician* to be
nvelerate Scrofula, ll i* not necessary to in
heiher oilier means would have effected the
can only *a_v that Dr. Relfe’s Botanical Drop*
e only means I made use of, (after the physi
ol exhausted their skill,) and have no reason to
hat under Providence the Drops were the
f relieving me from une of the most afflicting
that humanity is called to endure.”
ysician of eminence who hail witnessed the ef
'(this article, had the candour recently In »c
Ige'to the Proprietor, that he considered it the
dicine known, for the complaints for which it
led, and that it ought deservedly to stand at
i of the whole class of such remedies.
$1 a bottle, or six bottles for $5.
genuine unless signed on the outside printed
r bv the sole proprietor, T. KIDDER, immedi
rstar to the late Dr. W. T. Conway. For sale,
the other ••Conway Medicines,” at bis Count*
m. No.99. next floor to J. Kidder's Drag Store,
of Court and Hanover streets, near Concert
uston; and by bis special appointment, bv
uel Duel and Lee tf Beckwith, Litchfield;
Bowles, South Farms; Daniel Norton,
nan; Judson tf Whittlesey, N. Preston ;
Humphrey, Salisbury; George Taylor,
> Milford; Pitkin tf Swift, Norfolk.
I is con at to those who buy to sell again,
ember S3 1c5wlyj!9
Court of Probate holden at Litch field,
in and for the Probate District of Litch
’, on the 4th day of January, A. D. 1831
'resent, Frederick Wolcott, Esq. Judge.
ON the petition of Daniel Hall, of said
own, shewing that he is the guardian of
Merriman, of said town, n minor about
years old; and that said minor is the
■ in fee of a pertain tract of land lying in
own, w hich w as distributed to him from
tate of his father, Joseph Merriman. dt
1, containing about two acres ; and also
aid minor owns in fee an undivided fourth
if the remainder (after the life estate of
idow of said Joseph, deceased, therein
it part of the estate of said Joseph, de
d) which was assigned to said widow fo«
nwer; and that said estate is entirely
iductivp; and that it would he for tht
st of said minor that the same should b«
-and praying this Court tu empower hinr
me other meet person to sell and convet
ante, (bonds being first duly given to ves
vails of said estate according to law.) a:
id petition on file, dated January 3, 1831
fully appears
ie re upon it is ordered by this Court, tha
{M-tition be continued to the 9tst day o
h, 1831, at 9 o’clock in the forenoon—
hat notice of the pendency of this peti
be given by publishing this order in tin
paper printed at Litchfield three week
•Shively, at least six weeks before sail
day of March.
A true copy of record.
Fupuih Wolcott, Judge.
If you break down the public ordinan
ces of religion, you will instantly break
down the bulwarks of public virtue ; and if
you obliterate from society the public wor
ship of God, you will speedily destroy in
j the minds of its members—you will quick
i ly efface, front the conscience of man, all
regard for the laws and the appointments
of humanity. If you destroy the sanctions
of religion, or if you neglect and despise
them in the “ high places” of the land, you
will annul the efficacy of its enactments in
the cottage—and ifyou take away the influ
ence of its restraints and denouncements j
from the minds of the mass of mankind,'
you have annihilated in their estimation,'
the influence of political authority and I
power. Let the experiment be made once, ■
and we are sure it will never be repeated. 1
Infidelity will occupy the seats of justice
and of mercy. The courts of legislation
will be filled with a wild group of disor
derly and chimerical visions. The dreams
of a vain philosophy will take the place of
the dictates of moral and religious truth, j
improvement and refinement will be held I
out in prospect while degeneracy and dog-I
radntion are experienced in fact. A new j
era of regeneration and blessedness will be j
preached up by the disciples of falsehood, I
w hile the ministers of truth are announcing ,
the approach of debasement and misery. I
The relaxation of public principle will j
speedily spread its baneful effects over the
lowest condition of private life. The ab
olition of the public establishments of reli
gion, will be followed wish the subversion
of public tranquility and happiness. Vile
men will be exalted, and the wicked Will
w’alk on every side. The demoralizing
contagion of profaneness and profligacy,
will extend through all ranks in the com
munity ; and all the parade of laws and
proclamations will not be able to preserve
the boundaries of personal honor and fidel
ity entire and inviolate.—Rev.J.Maclcbeth.
A correspondent of The Age, publish
ed in New- York, gives the subjoined des
cription of David Crockett, representative
in Congress from Tennessee.
‘ Of this plain, unsophisticated citizen of
the West, you have heard much. Preten
ded wits, and empty pated buffoons, have
endeavored to make an impression upon
the American people, that Sid is totally in
competent to represent any portion of
them, in the Congress of the United
States. Great injustice, in this particular,
has been done to Air. Crockett. It is true,
he is an eccentric man, and his eccentri
cities have exposed him to much uncharit
able animadversion, and too frequently, to
gross and foul misrepiesentntion. But you
may rest assured, that lie is a man of ex
perience and acuteness, and no inconsider
able degree of sagacisy.
Air. Crockett is rather above the mid- j
die stature. Strong, athletic frame. In
clines to stoop. Appears to be about fifty
years of age. His countenance pleasant,
iiut indicating firmness and resolution.—
Vigorous and healthful appcarauce. A
profusion of brown, inclining to bright au
burn hair. Ho evinces, on all occasions,
great frankness of character and indepen
dence of mind. He is neither cold nor
heartless. On the contrary, he is, evident
ly, susceptible of the kindest feelings and
the warmest sympathies, in his social in
tercourse, he is affable and pleasant, but
bold and fearless.
His ancestors, I believe, were Virgini
ans. He is, by birth a Tennessean. An
unlettered sou of tho forest. From the
dawn of manhood, he was a borderer, ac
customed to the barking of tho wolf, and
the howling of the merciless savages. He
is said to be one of the best woodsman of
our Western wilds ; well acquainted with
the use of the rifle, and having often parti- i
cipated in feats of daring enterprise.
This brief sketch must be evidence to
you, that Air. Crockett is without scholas
tic knowledge. He is, however, well ed
ucated in the ways of the world, and has
studied mankind,successfully, not in books,
but in that scrutinizing intercourse, and
constant commingling with them, which is
tenfold more useful, than all the pedantry
which too frequently is acquired within the
walls of a college. He is a man of quick
conceptions, and strong powers of mind.
As a legislator he seems unceasingly de
voted to the security and interests of his
immediate constituents. He is indefatiga
ble in bis efforts to obtain protection for
the citizens of his district, against the op
eration of certain land laws, wh'cli lie
thinks may ultimately bear with great in
justice upon them. The hardship of their
case seems to have awakened in him, the
kindest feelings of our nature, and to have
called forth all his zeal, ardor and industry,
in their behalf.' He w’as elected to tho
present congress by the friends of Gen
eral Jackson: but he is a warm and deci
1 ded advocate of internal improvement, and
1 the protection of our home industry. Such
’ is David Crockett. Would that our re
I public had no worse citizens withiu her bo
f soni.”
Court of Exchequer—Dublin.
Mary Aon Kacauagh v. Magarry.
J This was an action brought by the plaint
iff, the daughter of a respectable publican
in this city, against the defendant, a pawn
broker, residing in Merrion-row, for breach
I of promise of marriage. Damages were
| laid at one thousand pounds.
The promise was fully proved, and the
disparity in the ages of the parties admit
ted : after which
Mr. Shod, on behalf the defendant, said
that he must admit that the plaintiff was
entitled to receive some damages. A
promise has been proved—the Jury were
to determine them. What was the case?
The action was brought by a bar-maid—
the Hebe of the tap-room, who adminis
tered to the consolation of certain good fel
lows, who met every evening in Patrick
street, at her father’s house, against a sex
agenarian, who belonged to that class of
worthy persons who, in the true spirit of a
thrifty benevolence, write * money to lend,’
in golden characters, over their doors.—*
The girl was three and twenty. Her lover
upon the verge, the precipico of sixty. It
appeared that the latter has been in the
habit of frequenting the dispensary of joy
ousness where Miss Kavamigh presided.
She attended him the month, ‘ the merry
month of May.’ What will not three and
twenty do with sixty? She would come
in with ail the apparatus of festivity, hear
ing hot water, tumblers, and the essence
of John Barleycorn, and the other imple
ments of exhilaration. Peter Magarry
thought that her smiles were mote sugary
and saccharine than the largest lump of
sweetness which she dropped into her lar
gest tumbler. Punch operated as the elix
ir vita—lie became young again. Poor
fellow ! he imagined that she had pawned
her affections, that she bad given her heart
in pledge to him, and lie popped the ques
tion in return (loud laughter.) But lie af
terwards bethought himself. He looked in
the glass, and he (blind that he was enga
ged in a perilous adventure. He broke off.
It is perhaps well for both parties. Ho
has escaped from her and she from him.
A mutuality of liberation has been thus af
fected. What injury has she suffered ?—
Have her feelings been wounded and la
cerated ? Is your verdict to be applied as
balm to them ? Surely not one ofyou will
think that she was in love. She might
have protested it to the old pawnbroker,
hut it required a credulous senility to be
lieve her. She therefore comes belbro
you without the least subtantial wrong to
complain of. She is better off now than if
she were the wedded wife of Peter Magar
rv, with his 1400/. a year, and his 14,000/.
in Bank Stock. Mr. Wallace has appealed
to your gallantry. Do not indulge it in u
case like this—where a blooming bar-maid
demands a compensation of her hymeneal
disappointment, from a man who has sixty
years of apology—white and bald upon his
The defendant produced no witnesses,
and the jury, after a short consultation, re
turned a verdict of 700/. damages, and cost.
[So much for the management of the bar
maid !]
A leaf had been blown suddenly before
my horse, and, as it rattled along on its
emptiness, the animal suddenly started
from his track, and was near leaving me in
a ravine by the road-side, where I might
have soliloquised upon the ups and downs
of life, with a pathos to charm my fellow
denizens of the mudund mire. It is strange,
and niy heart smites me at this moment
with the truth of the reflection, that man
rarely sets himself down to a sober reflec
tion upon the evanescence of worldly hap
piness, until fortune has landed him io some
low place, where he has nothing to do but
remember the good things he has lost, and
make the best of the br.d ones lie has re
tained. And this is the world's philoso
phy, thus truckling to necessity, sermoni
zing on evils one would gladly have avoid
ed, and making a virtue of that into which
vice has kicked him. (
In the present instance, I was spared the
necessity of a soliloquy upon mud and wa
ter, and directed my attention to the horse,
who certainly deserves no thanks that 1
had not a broken bone, or, at least, a defi
led garment—if the latter may not be con
sidered the worse of the two. So 1 smote
the beast, and would have pronounced a
malediction upon his vicious habits, had I
not recollected that he cared no more for
anathemas, than a lady would for a last
week’s lover. It was the leaf that had
caused the horse to start—and how many
of my fipr readers have started at a leaf—
have looked with eager eyes along its con
tents, and felt the heart beat painfully rap
id, as some stronger expression marked a
concluding sentence. I have seen the
hand tremble, the lip turn pale, the breath
shorten, and the eye gleam with an unwont
ed fire, as it flew along the magic lines;
and while 1 bent to respond sigh for sigh—
1 was not on this subject, but on my horse
—who regarded not my blow, but was as
stubborn—though scarcely as eloquent as
his relative, the beast of Balaam—and per
haps, from the same cause—for raising my
eves, I discovered almost directly before
n»e, a boy who evinced some astonishment
at the horse's restiveness, and, perhaps a
little more at my peevishness. I was a
shamed of it and would have given the tas
sel of my foolscap that it had been other
wise, which recollecting from whom I had
burrowed it, was a price to be considered.
I know not how it is, but I never ap
jproach ■ child without mustering op the
' best smile which a sallow cheek and a fever
ed lip can be forced into; and foul fare
the man who would imprint upon the heart
of childhood, the serried marks of sorrow
which age and shame hud traced upon his
own lace; that would be pouring in upon
his milky juices the cursed acerbitv of his
own fluids. How much better is it that the
young eye should he lit up with love, and
the mouth taught, by example, a snide of
delight. Care will come to hang a frown i
upon the brow—grief will wrinkle the |
cheek with her icy finger, and anger curl
the lip. But let us not anticipate their ap
proach ; lot the paradise of un infant’s face
he long without its serpent ; and let him,
il possible, know neither anger nor envy,
until he shall have learned that they uei
ther belong to, nor are becoming, bis na
ture : It will he the blessing of his coming
life, an indwelling love of others animaUttAj
his heart, and pflpng rflund his lips;
he shall grow up and go forth aiming his
kind—“eyes to the blind, and feet to the |
lame,” till the gravity of age and the smiley
ol benevolence shall mingle upon his coun^j
tenarice, in that perfect benignity (hat de
notes an inward fitness for a higher state.
Look at the hoy just as Liman has drawn
him, and as Ellis lias marked him with the
graver; is there in that face ought that
speaks of sin and shame? Is there one
lineament that dees not belong to the “ im
age” in which man was first made,
“Ere sin could blight or sorrow Hole?”
And is there a mother who reads this,
that does not find upon the countenance of
her infant child as much to love and as
much to hope? and why should that
‘ hope” be disappointed ? because your
fluid learns anger fiom your correction,
sees in the punishment which you inflict
hat he suffers because you have suffered
lor the same error; and lie will inflict in
his turn an equal retribution. Thus is lie
taught to bAiod over a treasure of ven
geance, which in after years lie is to use
with interest.
Let the offence of a child consist in the
violation of a known duty ; and let his
punishment be a clear apprehension of the I
extent and consequences of his fault.
The liov before me soon lost bis sur
prise. I dismounted, heard his little story,
learnt bis unsuccessful attempts at fishing,
ind, as we sat together under the large
tree near which we met, he pointed to a
little ntuuiul beyond us, while his finger
trembled with emotion.
No human being could be buried in
such a place, I thought, and 1 looked In
quiringly into his tell-tale face.
It was tho grave of Pompey, his dog,
who had wandered with him through wood
ind field ; who had shared his sports mid
ighlened his labours, and once had rescu
ed him from drowning in the neighboring
jrook. Ponipey had died, and the child’s
iffcction had heaped up a little earth and
todded it over; and a handful of violets
ind butter cups were at that moment
dooming fresh over his grave.
I thought of Rome, Pharsalia, Egypt,
ind the illustrious dead whose shade coin
plained of the tardiness of the senate of
Utica. The boy thought, it is evideut on
ly of Ail Pompey ; for, while his eyes rest-!
ed upon the flowery hillock, tears dropt ]
fast upon his naked bosom. 1 kissed them
off, and blushed to think, that while the
great man excites only wonder in the mind
of the learned, a good dog could call up
tears into the eyes of the innocent.
Lady's Book.
We can scarcely conceive of a more
miserable being, one who has so powerful
a temptation to hang or “ drown himself,”
as a gentleman of leisure, in a community
of working men. The very fortune tlint has
placed him above the necessity of labor.has
imposed upon him a greater curse than if
ho had been doomed to the galleys. He
works harder to get rid of himself, than he
would to forge an anchor. Companion he
has none, for the industrious hold no
friendship with the idle. He roams from
pillar to post, from parlor to counting
house, from friend to acquaintance, from
Change and Insurance Offices, to the
Athenaeum and Reading Rooms, finding no
rest for the soles of his feet nor the verte
bra of his back ; his soul is disquieted with
in him ; ho would fain be merry, but mirth
without companionship is questionable joy
ance, and his gaiety is repressed and sulxlu
ed by lack of sympathisers, until the poor
ennuiuz is driven to a melancholy madness.
Such a man has our honest commiseration,
for we pity his imbecility and dependence.
The honest but needy laborer, whose daily
task must be daily completed, before lie
can look forward to cessation from toil, is
happier in his sinewey strength and cheer
ful industry, than it ever entered into the
independent idler to suppose or conceive.
There is another class of men who de
serve neither our commiseration, sympa
thy, nor pity, whoaro miserable by choice,
and of no value to society. We allude to
those who have lived a life of ponurious cc
libac.y, until the property amassed by nig
gardly savings and self-mortifying depriva
tions, hovers over them by day and by
night in visions of disgust, disquietude and
fear. These arc they who never listen to
the petition of the widow nor the cry of the
orphan, whose charities end wliero they
began, at borne, if ho may be said to have
I a home, who has no feelings in community
I with the world or its families. We beve in
owe in our mind’s eye at this moment; he is
a man who neither indulges in the vicious
nor the innocent pleasures of the age ; his
life is as regular and monotonous as an eight
day clock; he is punctual at church, ex
cept when there is to be a collection, and
then he is suddenly indisposed, punctual in
his appearance at another’s dinner table ;
most dilatory in making a return. The
old cloihesuien in Brattle-Street have fre
quently proposed to barter coats with him,
but have never been able to trade, as they
always demanded “ something to hoot.”—
The ladies, members of a charitable socie
ty, once sent him their subscription book,
in hopes that, as a rich old bachelor, he
might contribute to their funds; he enve
loped the book in brown paper begged at a
grocery, and returned it through the post
'office, poor as it was sent to him. If he
wants a shilling, to purchase some urgent,
necessary extravagance, he has no change
in his pocket, and draws a check ; if he
j|!p his board before the expiration of a
Pr, he demands discount for ready nion
Vy ; he employs the man servant to cut his
hair, and forgets him at Christmas; danc
ing occasions an unnecessary waste of sole
leather, and common parties are only ex
cuses for squandering money in hack-hire.
Such is a brief sketch of a man, who in
common parlance has neither “chick nor
child," has lived more than three score
years, is worth his forty thousand, aud is
in our estimation a Poor Devil.
Pickle for Beef or Pork.—The fol
lowing receipt for pickling for family use,
is in high repute in New-York, It is call
ed the “ Knickerbocker Pickle by oth
ers, the “ Pocock improved.” It is pub
lished for the benefit of strangers and young
Take six gallons of water, nine pounds
of salt, half coaiso and half fine, three
pounds of coarse brown sugar, one quart
of molasses, three ounces of saltpetre, one
ounce of pear lash. These ingredients
form the pickle, which must be well boiled
and carefully skimmed, and when quite
cold, poured over I ho beef or pork previ
ously placed in the tub or barrel; then
coyer your barrel closely to keep out all
dust. The pickle should be sufficient to
cover the beef or pork. The ubovu ingre
dients will make a sufficient pickle for one
hundred pounds of pork-—for double the
quantity of pork, double the quantity of in
Aristocracy.—A ristocracy means the ex
clusive rule of a few : the Aristocrat is tru
ly he, whether rich or poor, who would
monopolise power; who brands and pro
scribes others, individuals or bodies, for
selfish or malignant objects; who, by in
trigue and management, forms political
coteries or juntas that usurp the distribu
tion of political offices and municipal au
thority, that contrive to dictate and obtain
sway by means of small conning and sweep
ing defamation. It is sufficiently notori
ous that in too many parts of our Union
the most ostentatious, intolerant, soi-disant
Democrats par excellence, are people who
cannot brook the dull laborof common in
dustry, or who cannot procure by it enough
of personal consequence "r and who are the
most zealously and tenaciously fond of the
loaves and fishes. Those whom they con
demn and would interdict ns Aristocrats,
possess generally the lenst political weight;
and certainly neither enjoy nor claim any
peculiar political or social privilege.
Nat. Gaz.
“ Children,” says' Cecil, “are capable
of very early impressions. I imprinted on
my daughter the idea of faith, at a very
early age. She was playing one day with
a few beads, which seemed wonderfully to
delight her. Her whole soul was absorbed
in her beads. I said, “ My Dear,- vpu
have some pretty bends there?” ‘‘Yes,
papa.” “Well now,throw them behind the
fire.” The tears started in her eyes; she
looked earnestly at me, as if she ought to
have n reason for so cruel n sacrifice.
Well, my dear, do as you please : hut you
know I never told you to do any thing
which I did not think would he for your
good ; she looked at me a few moments
longer, and then summoning up all her for
titude. her breast heaving whit the effort,
she dashed them into the fire. “ Well,”
said 1, “there let them lie; you shull hear
more about them another time ; hut say
more about them now.” Some days after,
I bought her a box full of larger beads and
toys of the same kind. When 1 returned
home, I opened the treasury, and set it be
fore her; she burst into tears with exccs
sivejoy. “ These, my child,” said I,“ere
yours, because you believed mo when I
told you to throw those paltry beads be
hind the fire ; your obedience lias brought
you this treasure. But now, my dear, re
member as long as you live, what Faith is.
I did all this to teach vou the meaning of
faith. You threw your beads away when
I bade vou, because you had faith in me,
that I never advised you but for your good.
Put the same confidence in God ; believe
every thing that he says in his word.—
Whether you understand it or not, have
faith in him that he means your good.**
For thv part, never presume to eey, my
origin is'such, my property it such ; tfc*
basis of a men is V» knowledge.

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