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The Delaware register, or, Farmers', manufacturers' & mechanics' advocate. [volume] (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1829, January 17, 1829, Image 2

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which the chivalry of that period danced, until their
giddy brains, lost the faculty of distinguishing right
from wrong.
"Thus solemnly pledged to two irreconcilable oh-;
ligations, how cat. I extricate myself from a predica-1
meut so embarrassing' 1 have exhausted mv powers i
of reasoning and persuasion in vain endeavors to ac
complish a reconciliation. My promise of a free j
boon to Barstrom l cannot honorably retract; nor can
I, for his sake, infringe upon tlie salutary law so Ion« ;
established. Happily one alternative remains. These !
misguided men are determmed to light, and if possi
ble, to destroy each other. Be it sol I neir savage
propensities shall be gratified, and I will witness their ;
chivalrous courage and contempt of life. Now, gen
tlemen! draw, and do your worst! Fight until the
death of one shall prove the other the better swords
man; but mark well the consequence! Soon as one of
Vou is slain, mv executioner shall strike off the head
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of the other. Thus my pledge to Barstrom will he
redeemed, and the law against duelling will remain
Here Gustavus ceased to speak :—the solemn dead
march was repeated by the hand, the coffins were
brought nearer to the duellists, and 'he grim visaged
executioner again came into view, with Ins horrible
weapon. At this awfnl moment 1 beheld Seifert and
Barstrom suddenly rush forward, throw themselves at
the feet of Gustavus, and supplicate for mercy.
" Mercy depends not upon me, but upon yourselves,"
mildly repiled the king, soon as the band had ceased,
" If y. ou d ° the executioner will lind no oc
cupation here. I liese words were accompanied bv
a glance at the headsman, who immediately quitted ;
the h ill by a side door. " But, if you are sincerely :
desirous." continued Gustavus, " to regain the good | 1
opinion of tlie brave men and good Christians here
assembled, you will at once relinquish every hostile !
feeling, and embrace each other as friends."
Tlie duellists instantly flew into each other's arms.
Gustavus raised his folded hands and kingly features
in devotional feeling towards heaven, and tlie chancel
lor gave a signal to tlie band, which played a tine
hymn on reconciliation and brotherly love,
heard, with inexpressible delight, the King. Oxen
steirn, Horn, Banner, Slahlhantsh and Prince Ber
nard, with the assembled officers and guards, singing
the impressive verses of Luther, with beautiful accu !
The magnificent bass 0 fj
Gustavus Adolphus was easily distinguishable hv its ]
I now
raev of lime anti tone.
organ-like fulness anil grandeur.; it resembled the
deep low breathing of a silver trumpet, and although
forty years have rolled over my head since I heard it,
the rich and solemn tones of the royal singer still vi
brate upon tny memory.
The hallowed feeling spread through hall and gal
lery, and every one who could sing joined with fervor
■in the sacred song. Even my old subaltern, whose
voice was painfuily harsh and unmusical, drew from
his pocket a hymn hook and a pair of copper specta
cles ; his tones were tremulous and discordant, but in
mv estimation, his musical deficiencies were amply
deemed by the tears which rolled abundantly down
his hollow and timp-worn cheeks.
Thus was this terrible camp scene converted, as if bv
inirracle or magic, into a solemn, and, surely, an ac
ceptable service of the Almighty.
We learn from a friend at Harrisburg that the mem
bers of the Legislature belong to the following occu
pations. In the Senate there are—Farmers, 19 ;
Doctors, 2 ; Lawyers, 6 ; Printer, 1 ; Inn-keeper,
1 ; Store-keepers, 2 ; Iron-master, 1 ; Carpenter, 1 ;
Total, 33.—And in the House of Representatives there
are—Farmers, 42; Merchants, 8; Lawyers, 13;
Weaver, 1 ; Hatters, 2 ; Coopers, 2 ; Blackiniths, 2 ;
"Wheel right, 1 ; Surveyors, 4 ; Printers, 2 ; Tanners,
■It; Inn-keepers, 3 ; Carpenters. 2 ; Tailor, 1 ; Painter,
t ; Druggist, 1 ; Mill-right, 1 ; Potter, 1 ; Doctors,
3 ; Manufacturers, 2 ; Grocer, i ; Private Gentleman,
1 ; Bricklayer, 1 ;—Total, 100 .
Rorks County Intelligencer.
Liltarality without discretion is prodigality.
"Now, girls, if you wish to do any good," said
aullt Molly t0 mv HstPr aR( , COU sin, "get off by half
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^ as . °* te 0 c üC * * 1US ur ^ e ^» ^ ie ^ at ^ lcs P ut on
j 1 ,eir thimhle.s an d escorted by myself, sallied forth
,rom Mansion house, which, by the by, is one of
; the pleasantest in the Stale of New Jerse«, and wal
! ked on the hank of the river towards a cluster of small
| louseS) bringing chiefly to the tenantry of this large
, , ... * h
; lUI 1 lon ' 1,1 nnc 1 , lc , ! ,l, hing party was to
assc,l| hle ; and although we set off so early, we found
several elderly matrons there before us, one of whom
peering at my sister through her dull steel rimmed
spectacles, anil satisfying her curiosity that
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neuner .savages, Hottentots, nor fallen from the
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° 1 r< 1 Us a soat " ear 1 10 'l u| hing frame,
îound she was a most expert qui Iter ; diamond after
diamond was followed out witii the utmost
rapidity, and she smiled in observing the vain efforts
of my sister to equal her in the art and mystery ol
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'T " , 1 ,!>r , l,ad beC " ra,sed " **» clt '
;v ieie Mlc 1 " or * ,s ra ther rare. 1 being tlie only gen
tleman in company, at this unseemly hour, was appoint
ed thread-needle general totlic whole set. and thus had
a tine opportunity of inakiin'jny mental ob- nations ot
the visions us c0 |i ecle d. ' The first three or four
, 01 ,,s > '"an;ed women whose neiçh
,or '- v kindness uad induced them to come and help ;
1 " e . v were the wiv cs of the nearest farmers, tine jolly
dames, who spun their own slocking yarn and man
ufactured all their own carpets, the historv of which
we were
We soon
ease ami
was duly given to us, until interrupt'd by the
trance of three young ladies of
*• particular age,"
• , ,
! 1,1 min ' " 1 l' rr ' ' rt kuyden, laughing most ohstreper
fj ous ' ot nobody knew what, and chattering
] cf, asing volubility. However, she soon produced her
Next a tall lank female,came
blustering in, lamenting that she was so late, but ha
ving had the " men's dinner to get, she couldn't help
it." And is this the merry quilting where we had
promised ourselves so much amusement ? was a ques
tion w hich arose again and again, as I listened to con
versation, in which I could not possibly take an inter
est, for it was made up of local subjects and circum
stances, witii which I was totally unacquainted. Tlie
afternoon at length wore away, and 1 congratulated
myself on a change of scène.
whose dress, with false teeth and mo-hair puifs
them appear, what they wished to he thought, girl* i
every sense of tlie word : but they were too knowinu
and had nut the policy to bridle their tongues, and
I thus their own remarks betrayed tlie spinster.
: i
with un
thimble and sat down,
When we were called
to supper, one of my gay country cousins whispered
in my ear, as we were sitting down, " Be of good
cheer, cox, the best is to come vet."
I hope so,"
said I, with an ill-suppressed yawn, and placed my
sell in the chair offered to tne by the kind mistress of
the house, who seemed very solicitous to accommo
date her guests, and said, as we were partaking of her
excellent cakuspnd coffee, that she " hoped the young
ladies would not think her too officious for inviting
some of the young lads of the neighborhood to
them safe home, after they had exercised in a little
hop on the green before the cottage door,
conclusion of this speech, the expected beaux made
their appearance, bringing with them a blind fiddler.
The ceremony of introducing was soon over, and in
less than twenty minutes we were collected on a de
lightful grass plot, which the widow's son had
fully mown for tlie express purpose of accomipoda
At the
ting tlie dancers. The old Matrons, who had actual
ly done the quilting, moved off soon after supper, and
left us to enjoy ourselves beneath the moon's bright
beam, shed upon us from a cloudless sky, in oneol
the finest evenings in June. When this rural fete
eluded and we were quietly walking home, mv fair
cousin very archly demanded how I was pleased—
with the dance, tlie partner, &c.
an immediate answ er, as I hud been influenced by ma
ny a mingled feeling, and my reply was simply, "Of
course 1 was pleased, for you know it was a Quilt
I was at a loss for
General Jacke on .—The expectation entertained by many
of the friends of Gen. Jackson, that he would leave tlie
Hermitage at an euily period, and take up a temporary resi
dence in Philadelphia, from whence he would occasionally
visit other sections of the country,«will not be realized. On
this point, the following letter from the General, to
mittee of the citizens of Lynchburg,
pass through that place, and partake of its hospitalities,
a com
ho had invited him to
Hermitage, December 9th, 182«.
Gentlemen: I have received your letter of the 22d
ultimo, presenting to me the congratulai ions of my friends in
Lynchburg, and its vicinity, and inviting me, in their
to pass through that section of country ou my way tu Wash
ington, in the event of my election.
So lively an expression of regard for mv character amt
services as that, gentlemen, which you have been pleased to
convey on this occazion, is received with every sentiment of
respect; und I heg leave lo oder, in return for it, the grate
ful assurance that it would alford me great satisfaction to ac
cept the invitation, were it probable that I could comply with
it. But as I shall feci myself bo. nd to await the complete
ascertainment of the election, before I make any arrance
nients on the result: and, then, in tlie even' of ui
would be compelled lo take the most expeditm-is route in or
der to reach the city by the till of March, the pleasure of
paying you tny personal respects must be postpuneii to
future period.
1 pray you to accept for yourselves, and present to those
you represent, the assurance of mv respect and high conside
ration, and believe me, very sincerely,
Your obedient servant]
"e learn that the aggregate of the London Annuals lor
1829, which have been imported into this country, is not less
than forty thousand copies, and that the supply does not ex
ceed the demand. There is much truth in the following ob
servation ol an English critic concerning these beautiful pub
lications. National Gazette.
" I think they are doing a great deal of good in accustom
ing our public, and especially our youth, to a correct taste in
the arts. They have atforded more real encouragement lo
painters and engraver«, and have done more to improve tlie
eye of the People, than fifty exhibitions of the Rovai Acade
my. They call excellent literary talents into exertion; their
elegancies incite thousands to read and study who would be
occupied with some frivolous luxury or childish bauble,"
We published, some time since, tin account of a
Frenchman, who hail formerly resided in this city, ha
ving been apprehended at Port-au-Prince, on a charge
of counterfeiting tlie coin of the Island. • A letter of
a late date has been received by a commercial housc
here, stating that the person had undergone a trial,
been found guilty, and had been sentenced to be shot.
A woman had likewise been arrested as an accom
plice. and also been found guilty, and condemned to
ike like punishment. —Baltimore Chronicle.
—• « 6 »—
Fites .—On Monday evening the 5tli inst. says
the Goshen Patriot, Mr William Lewes and bis wile,
of the town of Monroe, N. Y. left their house in care
of their efiildren. while they went to visit one of their
neighbors, about a mile and a half distant. About
nine o'clock the house was discovered to be on fire,
and before any one could reach the place, the house,
together w ith all its contents, were literally burned to
ashes, the four children in whose care the house had
been left, with instructions to leave a good fire when
they went to bed, were burned to tfeath. Thuir bodies
were found the same night anti enclosed in a box. to
gether with the hones found the next morning, and bu
ried in one grave. They were three boys and one
girl ; the eldest, a hoy between 15 and 16 years of
age, the youngest about 7 years. Three of them

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