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himself anil his country ; he shares the responsibility
of his leader ; he feels ns though the ark of the cove nant of the palladium of liberty was entrusted to his peculiar care, and the virtue of his cause inspi ring him with confidence, and freedom nerving his arm, he fearlessly exclaims, « What are fifty, what a thousa'nd slaves, Matched with the sinews of a single arm That strikes for liberty ? That strikes to savo his fields from fire. His couch from lust, his daughters from pollution And bis large honors from eternal infamy !" , Citizen soldiers, your country looks to you as the bulwark of her safety, confidently expecting to find you ever ready to obey her summons—to emulate the deeds of your ancestors and to prove that yon are not the degenerate sons of noble sires ! and, that in the day of trial, victory may ever lead in your van, and the smiles of the fair, the most acceptable boon to the brave, may ever be the reward of your services, is the sincere wish of him who has the honor of addressing you on this occasion. In conclusion let me pay a heart-felt but hasty trib ute to the manes of the mighty spirits of other times —of the sages, patriots and heroes of the revolution, how few yet remain with us ! They nearly all have yone down to the cold and silent tomb—but gratitude for their services—esteem for their worth and venera tion for their memory, will wear " an everlasting preen," in the hearts of their descendants, and their country constitutes their proud and lasting monument! To the few survivors—the remnant of a bye gone age, the connecting link between a departed race of heroes and its posterity—let that honor be given and that homage paid, which freemen best know how to render. Fellow citizens, all the blessings of which we are in possession, have grown out of that declaration of rights which our fathers made this day 63 years since, and to celebrate which we are now assembled ; that declaration which they pledged " their lives, their for tunes and their sacred honor," to maintain. Do you ask how have they redeemed that pledge ? Let the privileges you enjoy and the liberal institutions under which you live, answer. Let the present happy and prosperous condition of your country, and the still brighter destiny which awaits it, answer;—-let your national character abroad and the lofty and conspicu ous station you hold among the nations of the earth, answer ; and above all, let the few surviving heroes of the revolution step forward and tell yon of their suf ferings and privations, of the toils and dangers which they endured, and of the treasure they spent and the blood they shed in the redemption of that pledge—let them but speak out, and every man of you will fall on his knees and return thanks to God, for tho inestima ble comforts he enjoys ;—you will also bind yourselves to each other and to your country, by the same sol emn pledge, to preserve unsullied the rich legacy which has descended to you, and, at the close of your earthly career bequeath it to your offspring as the most glorious inheritance which you can leave them, and let one of the latest aspirations which you wav send up to the throne of grace, be for the liberty of your country---" eeto perpétua /" ■to: TOR TH* DELAWARE REGISTER. __ Messrs Editors —I am happy to inform you that Miss Scroggins has received an answer to her letter which ap peared in your last Registor. The following is her reply to the answer. y 2 " Willminton, sickstecnth jewli, 1829. Deer cuzzin Tabithy, i take up my pen to let you no fhnt i ettzzm thaire the most kuroeussust tiring am very well atprezzent and hope these fue lines will find you in the same state of helth. Jour ansur to my lettur of the forth and wus verry glad ,0 ^ uro Rum you, and the reezun your ansur kum so soon wue on ackount of the males and steem botes bee ! n ilriv so kwick. ■i's deeklare irecseeved youve nevvur seed a steem bote.— you evvur seen, they airit a bit like our botes that sales up the krick that our mil dam runs into, bekaws they thairs offun grate acksidcnts and eckssplozhuns hap go without no wind nur tide, and thayre got no sales at all, and they push them along jist by tlirocn hot wattur on to a grate big fiur that they hav to'maick in tinkit tulls to keep the koles frum settin fiur to the bote, but puns on bord of these botes in konsykwence of the steem bileun ovur. They say thayre goen to hav wun of these kind of botes to sale frum here to the Jur zeeze in a short time, and it will bee a grate ackkom modashin to the peepul in this burro to git wattur mil luns and kowkummurs and skwoshshuz and swete put taytuz too. i doant no how that Y. Z. got a holt of my lettur and put it in the paypurs nur I doant keer, but wen i red your ansur to it and seed that Tom Loggurs and Dollee Spriggs wus ralely marrede i kooddent help thinkun of wot Shaickspeer makes Benny Dick say in the play that we seen purformed wuncc in Filldclfce, witch is as folloze, too witt—" wen i sed i wood di a batchshullur i diddent think i shood liv til i wur mar rede." but i kant fur the life of me deevine wotev vur made him take a fancee to Dollee bekaws you no that eveun in the verry koldest wetiiur her noze is as red as a greene blackberry, and she kant no more make an appui durnplin or a huckkulberry pi than an ellyfent kin klime up a libburty pole and sheeze not got no ed jewkashun nur jentele mannurs nur doant no how to folio the fashuns tho sheeze got a good forchun am! maybee thats the reezun Tom marrede bur. tuthoi evenin as it wus inoonlite i wus wauckkin up the romeantick banks of the Brandywine all alone by mee self without enny livvun huemen beein at all with me ecksept antys littul dog and i meetze a grate big dan dy lookun fellur and says he to me says he " miss shall i hav the plezzhur of wauckkin with you," and then says i to him says i " git out you impurdent fellur you or if you doant ile be darned if i doant purtee kwicl nock you doun and kick you into the race in short or dur," and so he sneecked off jist like a puppy as he wus. ime told the Chessypeeke and Dellywur kinnaul is dun but you no we diddent take no stok in it, and yuh pleeze to giv my luv to all inkwirin frends and rite soot, to your affcckshunnut cuzzin Annabel Cecilia L. T. Scroggins. Notetee Bcanny. ime glad to here that widdo Stoo pids rooinmvtizzum is gittun bettur and wen you rite agin let me no wethur the trusteeze is made a bargun with the noo teechur that made applekashun fur the skool hous and how rnutrh thayre to give a kwor tur and wot brantchis of edjewkashun he is kwollyfitle to teech the chilldurn and all the rest of the nooze thats goen on besides. Poceskrip. i furgot to tel you that ive got my non shooze but they wur made mitely week fur i hadilen' worn them too dayze afore they ript and i bleeve ive nevvur toald you that i herd Fanny Rite preetch, but without a bodily node the dickshunnerry they kooddent understand a half she says and i havvent time nou to tel you nothin about the surmun. so no more at prez zent frum your luvvin cuzzin until doth. FOR THE DELAWARE REGISTER. The interesting note of inquiry among the erratics of both sexes now is " where do you go to this year ?" to the Capes or Saratoga—to Manch Chunk or the Falls—to Bedford the Sulphur—to the Chalybeate or the Yellow!—Well, it is a delightful way of passing time and distributing cash, to those who are predisposed to be happy, and have wisdom enough to look upon the bright side of things; who can bear the lit tle inconveniences of travelling, and the disappointments of occasional bad dinners with a good grace. or What o rast dif ference there is in the amount of pleasure enjoyed by one of those happy dispositions, who take things as they find them, accommodate themselves to the company they happen to meet with, and contribute thoir share to the common stock of happiness—over those who are forever complaining that the roads are abominable, the accommodations wretched, and the company insipid,—thus making themselves miserable and try ing to infect others with the same self-created disease. It would be well for every one setting out upon a tour for plea sure, to go with a fixed determination not to be disappointed, which, with the single exception of ill-health it is in every one's power to prevent : nothing preserves the mind in a pleasant equilibrium, and qualifies a person to please and be pleased, like a fixed purpose to do so—whereas, if you go upon a journey with a disposition to be impatient at tho delay of a day or two by reason of rain—to be irritated by the breaking down of your carriage, or the lameness of a horse —or to become restive and fidgety under a thousand name less little perplexities, and finally to blets your stars and wish you were at home, sweet home ,—why then the simple truth is, you had better never have left your sweet honte. t once met with a fellow who understood a few things about travelling; we were cleverly packed away, nine of us in a Stage Coach, at no particular hour in the morning, that is, before it was light enough clearly to distinguish counte nances; for the first mile or two there was a dead calm; every one seemed afraid that on uttering the first word some awful explosion would take place; at length, a voice that Ï thought was music from the clouds, commenced with " Ladies and. Gentlemen, circumstances have thrown us together, strangers to each other, perhaps for the whole day, and it cannot bo otherwise but that we all think; neither can it fail but some of our thoughts arc worth communicating, and in my opinion it is our common interest to dissipate this cheerless gloom and see if there be not some rays of sprightliness hid beneath it that shall conduce to our amusement, and thereby seoin to shorten our journey, what say you?" This was all that wanting, thenceforward we wore as agreeable a Stage Coach Mkrcutio, was load as you will often meet. Exemplary Life of (Upper Canada) is the e Indians .—In the Vor!; Advbcnta evidence of a Rev Mi Year on, be fore the Parliament of that province, on tho bje. l of an Indian petition, which is curious for the account it gives of a settlement of the Missisague Indians on a tract of land cal the river Mississagua or Missia saqua. Their number is about two bundled and thirty, set tled in a little village, and increasing by the addition of su va ges from the woods who are attracted by tho obvious comfort and quiet of their condition to share their mode of life. They reside on a tract of land situated on the river, three miles and a half in length and two miles wide. They live in collages divided into two apartments, with a garret, and sometimes with the addition of a kitchen. In them are chairs, tables, bedsteads, beds with curtains, and the kitchen utensils mon among the whites. There is a garden of half an acre allotted to each house, in some instances they have private enclosures of from two to four acres, and the village culti vates a field of sixty acres in common. They raise corn, potatoes, some w heat and abundance of garden vegetables. According to the report of Mr Ryerson, they live togotherin great social harmony; are kinder to each other than thé whites, and civil and hospitable to strangers. They are sober too—ardent spirits by a solemn agreement are not permitted to be drunk in the village; and he who ofiends against this rale is looked upon as having violated the agreement, and is expelled from the village. There are two schools, one for the males and the other for the females, with fifty children in each. There they are taught reading, writing and arithme tic, and out of school the children instruct the adults to read. Thus they are daily improving in civilization. The object of the petition is to secure them from the intrusion of the whites, who fish in their streams, and endeavor to teach the led the Credit, probably com young Indians to swear, drink whiskey, profane the Lord'a Day, and similar accomplishments. — •»©«<— Return of Sense .—The Earl of Winchelsea, who fought the duel with the Duke of Wellington, has resigned his office of Vice President of the British Society for Promoting the Religious Principles of the Reformation, assigning, as the rea son of his withdrawal from the Society, " that after the vio lation of th© laws of God and man, of which he felt he had been guilty in a recent affair, his name was unfit to appear at the head of a religious institution." There would have been more sense in his making a manly explanation to the Duke, before he set himself up to bo shot at, merely to show, accor ding to the laws of honor, that he was not afraid to violate the laws of God and man. R. /. American. Live so well that if any speak ill of you none trill believe it.