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Our Public JournnlH as they ought to be—"The vehicles of Intelligence, not the common «ewers of Scandal **
Vol. I.
No. 35.
The Delaware Register is published every Saturday
morning, by A. Sf H. Wilson, No. 105, Market Street, at
Two Dollars per annum, if paid in advance ; otherwise, Two
Collars and Fifty Cents.
Handbiljs, Cards, Blanks, Pamphlets, and Job Printing in
general, executed with neatness and despatch, and at mode
rate prices, at the Office of the Register,
fry* Advertisements inserted on reasonable terms.
On receiving a ringlet, from a Lady.
'Twas not the fear that Time would fade
The light that gilds her memory now,
That made me ask the auburn braid
That lightly waved o'er Mary's brow;
No, dearest, no—this heart I feel
Needs no memorial to remind it
Of charms like thine, of hopes that steal
As ties wherewith love's hand entwined it;
I asked the lock, and 'twill be dear
When years are flown and joys are faded.
Because tho smile love treasures here
Beamed from that brow, this ringlet shaded;
Thus, when the desert wanderer finds
Some favored spot where Nature's care
Bids all her choicest sweets combine
And strews hot lovliest roses there,
Fain would he make that spot his home
And knows his heart will not forgot it;
Feels, that though far his steps may roam,
His bosom's sigh will still regret it.
Yet forced, perchance, awhile to stray,
He culls one dower—through joy and pain
'Twill bless the wanderer's lonely way
Till that loved spot, he hails aguin.
2'hat was warbling in a sequestered spot.
Sing on, sweet bird! thy lowly strain
Is meet to soothe a wounded breast;
Oh! that thou couldst dispel the pain
That robs my tortur'd heart of rest.
I love to hear thy gentle lay,
It speaks thy little heart so free,
It draws me from myself away,
And calls my every thought to thee.
Dear songster! in this lonely dell,
Where no unhallow'd feet intrude.
My spirit would contented dwell,
If thou would'st cheer my solitude.
Ï love, as morning's cheering ray
(Cheering to all , dear bird, but me,)
Dispels the gloom of night away,
To early rise and list to theo;
And then at evening's gentle close,
While yet its pensive shades prolong,
Ere nature bids thee to repose,
To hear again thy soothing song.
This world and I can never more
Unite as we were wont to do;
'Tis treacherous! a»d the charm is o*er
tils joys untrue.
1 would not, for the wealth of kings.
Return unto its wiles again;
And join with those unmeaning things
Of promised bliss, but secret pain.
Oh! no—the gayest scenes of earth
Are often apt to prove a snare;
That bound me
Its pleasures perish in the birth
And leave the heart a prey to care.
Then, warbler sing—each pensive note
Is welcome—to a soul like mine;
And oft within this dell remote
I'll list to that sweet voice of thine.
Clintonville, June 20th, 1829.
This interesting section of eountrv, rich with the
varied gifts of Nature, is admired by all whom busi
ness or pleasure attracts within its borders : the tran
sient visitor is delighted with the mellow scenery
which surrounds him, the enthusiast lingers with en
raptured feelings beneath its romantic shades, and the
favored son of Science may there be amply rewarded
for bis research among the munificent gifts of Flora ;
for there, the Botanist may cull many a rare and beau
teous blossom.
Those who are fond of hill and dale, wood-crotvn
cd height, or smiling valley, should immediately avail
themselves of our vicinity to this pleasant region, and
ride through a district that must please the most fas
The charming variety afforded to the traveller, of
cultivated fields,enclosed with neatly trimmed hedges ;
meadows, with cattle grazing on the deep verdure, and
copses made vocal by numerous warblers, all unite to
fill up many a rich landscape within' the precincts of
Ilockessin. The writer of this article has enjoyed its
beauties, in the early flush of spring, when the rising
sun has gladdened with his smile the thick clustering
blossoms, whose fragrance perfumed the air, giving an
earnest of a profusion of fruit, and found it no less
beautiful, in the bright luxuriance of Summer, when
the declining orb of day illumined the fair prospect
with its golden tints, and shed a peculiar lustre on the
numerous beauties of Hockessin.
IN CONGRESS—July 4, 1776.
Whkn, in tho course of human events, it becomes neces
sary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have
connected them with another, and to assume among the pow
ers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the
laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent
respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should
declare the causes whichjmpel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self evident—that all men are
created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights,
governments are instituted among men, deriving their just
from the consent of the governed; that whenever any
form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is
the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to insti
tute now government, laying its foundation on such principles,
and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem
most likely to effeot their safety and happiness. Prudence,
indeed, will dictate, that governments long established should
not he changed for light and transient causes; and according
ly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more dispo
sed to sufier, while evils are sufferable, than to right them
selves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing in
variably the samo object, evinces a design to reduce them un.
der absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to
throw off euch government, and to provide new guards for
their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of
tliese colonies; and such is now the necessity which con
strains them to alter their former systems of government.-*—
The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history
of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct ob
ject the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these state«.
To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and
necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate
and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation,
till his assent should be obtained: and, when so suspended,
lected to attend to them,
to pass other laws for the accommodation
of large districts of people, unless those people would re
linquish the right of representation in the legislature—a right
inestimable to them, and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies, at places unusual,
uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their pub
lic records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into com*
plia nee with his measures.
He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for op
posing, with manly firmuess, his invasions on the rights of the
He has refused, for a long time after such dissolutions, in *
others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers,
incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at
large, for their exercise; the state remaining, in the mean
time, exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without,
und convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these
States; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturaliza
tion of foreigners; refusing to pass others, to encourage their
migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appro
priations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing
his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the
tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither
swarms of officers, to harass our people, and oat out their
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies,
without the consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the military independent of, and
superior to, the civil power.
He has combined with others, to subject us to a jurisdiction
foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws;
giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:—
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:—
For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for
any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of
these states:—
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:—
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:—
For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of trial by
he has utterly neg
He has refused
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neigh
boring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government,
and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an ex
ample and fft instrument, for introducing the same absolute
rule into these colonies:—
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable
laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our govern
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring them
selves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases what
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of
his protection, and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our
towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is, at this time, transporting large armies of foreign
mercenaries, to complete the works of death, desolation, and
tyranny, already begun, with circumstances of cruelty and
perfidy, scarcely parallelled in the moat barbarous ages, and
totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow citizens, taken captive on
the high seas, to bear arms against their country, to become
the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall them
selves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has
endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the
merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare is an
undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions, we have petitioned for
redress, in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have
been answered only by repeated injury. A prince whose char
acter is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant,
is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

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