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"CHARACTER IS AS IMPORTANT TO STATES AS IT IS TO INDIVIDUALS; AND THE GLORY OF THE STATE IS THE COMMON PROPERTY OF ITS CITIZENS.
II. Ii. HOLMES, Editor and Proprietor.
FAYETTEVILLE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1S33.
VOL. 1. STO. 31.
TERMS.
t?2 50 per annum; if paid in advance ; S3 if paid at
the end of six months : or S3 50 at the expiration
of the year. Advertisements inserted at the rate
of sixty cents per square, for the first, and thirty
cents for each subsequent insertion.
IcyLetters on business connected with this estab
lishment, must be addressed H. L. Holmes, Edi
tor of the North-Carolinian, and in all cases post
paid.
(H
"H 6 Hhds. Prime Porto Rico Sugar,
JL& 5 llhds.N. O. no.
50 Casks fresh Thbmastown Lime,
30 Hhds. Molasses,
5 Barrels N. O. do.
20 Boxes Bar Soap,
1 00 Sacks Blown Suit,
20 Boxes Fayetteville Mould Candles,
10 Boxes Smoked Herri nas,
For Sale by GEO. McNElLL.
June 15. 16tf.
VALUABLE PROPERTY FOR SALE
THE plantation on the Cape Fear River, re
cently owned and cultivated !v John M. Dob
bin, Dec'd. better known as the "Northington Ferry
plantation". Embracing in all about 2260 acres
much of it in a I1i2.l1 state of cultivation, and well
fenced, the balance well timberod with Oak, Hicko
ry and Pine. It has on it two comtortablc dwel
ling Houses and other convenient out buildings
fine water, streams on which arc now standing a
mill and Gin House. The Ferry is also included
and being on the best road to Chapel Hill and
Hillsborough, with but little attention might be
profitable propcrt.v. Distance from Fayetteville
about 32 miles. Capital sites for Cotton Factories.
1 he plantation is susceptible 01 a division into two
or three parts, which would be made to suit pur
chasers. If the above property cannot be sold at
private sale before the ensuing b all it will then on
firthcr notice bo disposed of at public sale. Per
sons residing in the low country and others desi
rous of purchasing a healthy situation and valua
ble plantation would do well to examine it. For
further particulars applv to,
JAMES C. DOBBIX, Exr.
July 6. 1839. 19 tf.
Favetteville Female
"MM"ft. BAILEY respectfully irives notice that, i'i
-lTM. order to meet the increasing patronage of this
School, and advance its interests, h" has associated
with himself in copartnership, Mr. Gustavus Stex
cer, who, with his lady, will commence thrir labors
at the opening of the next Academic year, Oct. 15.
Mr. S. is an experienced Teacher, and has had charge,
for the past year, of the Female Seminary at Char
lotte, in this State.
Mrs. Spencer will take the special charge of the
Elementary JJepartnient, in a room entirely spcarate
from the general School Room.
Seven rooms in the commodious building hitherto
occupied, will be devoted to the 11 e -of the School,
and the classes divided according to their a-cs, and
separated as much as possible from each other.
The commodious arrangements for Boarding will
be continued as last year, and Mr. Beach will be
prepared to take 10 or 12 youn? Ladies in the Semi
nary Buildings, whore thv will have the benefit of
constant intercourse with all the Tcachrrs.
Messrs. Bailev and Spencer will seek to furnish i
able instruction in every department, and considera
ble expence ha been incurred to increase the ad
vantages of the Pupils in this School.
The Academic year will commence on the 15th of
October and close on the ISth of July following.
The year is divided into two Sessions of twenty
weeks each. Parents and srnardians are reminded
that it 13 very important to Pupils that they should
enter early, anil bescni with their respective Classes
Every week they delay, they lose in tfT;ct two weeks.
REMOVED.
LAFAYETTE HOTEL.
KayettevUle, North Carolina.
THIS ESTABLISHMENT will be open after
the 1st of August, under the management
and direction ol the Subsrciber. The House has
been thoroughly repaired, and will, in a few days,
be well furnished; and every effort will be made to
renuer 11 wormy ot patronage.
EDWARD YARBROTJGH.
August o, 23-tf
ItqyThe Augusta Chronicle (weekly,) Raleigh
Register and Standard, Wilmington Advertiser,
Greensborough Patriot, Salisbury Watchman, and
Cheraw Gazette will insert the above three months
and forward their accounts to the subscriber.
E. Y.
weeks, when 1 am 6, their hour will be 3. To
a Roman, true or astronomical time does not
exist. lie has no idea of it. H nan not
think what it means. He smiles at it. He
onlyj knows how many hours it is since last
1 VOCnara nt-t..! 1
np " I pv", aim uuw miiuy UOUrS 11 Wants
DD j!M?Pas,r" Jldailhas re- until there will be vespers again. I cannot
' iiiuvcu iu iiiicrLV ru ni. on inn nnrt i cwia ri i i .i i .
Person street few ,1 nK Tut. f "i.I ,earu uie reiauon between true time and Ko
man's store.
mar 9 2tf
POETICAL.
TRUST SALE.
n in contormitv to the provisions contained in a
JUL Deed of Trust, made by WILLIAM S. LAT
TA to me, I will expose at public sale, on Tuesday
the 12th day of November next, at the Market
House, in the lown ot Fayetteville:
3 Negroes.
10 to 14 head of Horses and Mules.
-30 head of Cattle.
CO head of Hogs.
1 Sulkey, Bugg-y & Harness.
2 Waggons &. Gear.
Also
ALL the FURNITURE belon.?in." to thn W
S. Latta. now in his Possession. w
TERMS liberal, and made known n th Am- nf
Trustee.
S. W. TlLLIXOHAST,
iiicfwiicer.
August 28th, 1839. 27-tds
NOTICE.
T1IE Subscriber having at September Term, of
Cumberland Countv Court. oualifn-W no PVw... I
xor to uie iasi v 111 and Jl estament, of HENRY W.
AYER, deceased; hereby gives notice to all persons
indebted to the estate of said deceased. toinak im
mediate payment; And all persons having claims
airainsi uie said estate, are rcouired to nrcscnt thm
w lUiin tne time prescribed bv law. dulv .-lttrsftvl -
.1 .: mi 1" 1 1 - . " - ' - "
mis iiuiicu win ie pieao in nar ot a recovery.
jj.i.ii. 1 nii.ijiirt.Vj ixecuior,
of IIE.VRY W. .IYER, dec' J.
Further Notice.
rlllHt, Subscriber will sell at public Auction no
-m. ivionnay me a.ird ot September next, the per
sonal property, belonjrin-r to the estate of Henry W.
Ayer, die'd.; consisting of Household & Kitchen fur
niture, liorse, Carryall, Cart, Carpenter's Tools, Pa
tent balances, Ujtlc Gun, Pistols, &c. &c.
ALSO
A Brigadier General's Uniform and Enuinmpnts.
complete. The Negroes belonging to said estate,
will also be hired at the same" time, until tho 1st
day ot January next.
HENRY McLEAN, Executor
of Henri) W. .Iyer, deceased.
September, 2nd, 1S39. 23-3t
NOTICE.
Selected for the Worth Carolinian.
THE FEAST OF ROSES.
Now day light dies, and over
The valley reigns delight,
And happy is the lover
Who wanders thereto-night.
For every heart uncloses
And young and old arise,
To hail the feast of roses,
And bless it as it flics.
No sound is heard but pleasure,
No echo on the gale,
But music's varied measure,
Along that happy vale.
And all that sense can covet,
Each joy earth can bestow,
Is lavished there to prove it
The brightest spot below.
Tis said the world above us,
Is one continued flow,
Of joy with those that love us,
Perhaps it may be so.
But if the world discloses
One joy unknown elsewhere,
'Tis at the feast of roses,
"Within thy vale Cashmere.
GENERAL SELECTIONS.
ROME.
1 m loilowuig notices ot lite, manners,
and opinions in "the eternal city," are found
in a letter to the editor ol the iNew lork live
ning Star:
I told you, iu my last, what I thought of the
Roman clergy. The monk.s are the filthiest
creatures in the world so much so, that I
think cleanliness would be a very severe pen
ance to them and the regular clergy arc ex
actly the teverse; weil dressed, easy manner
ed, and usually good looking; they have a
very easy life of it. They cannot well avoid
being favorites with the Roman ladies. The
supply of priests is so much in excess over
the demand, that nine-tenths of these young
M J 1 fc.Rli.Ao, Maleom Monroe and Robert
W W Monroe, ot the County of Cumberland, and
fate of North Carolina, have obtained letters of nrinsl-s nnwl hnvp n lifo nf elisor idlpnnsa nfmr
.ffi"isS Herd then is a herd of idle
v ... . , uiiu n-wiiiJ, 'nuui ihu .idle til
TERMS In Advance:
Eleiocntarv Departmcut or 2d Class, per
First Class, 16
French Lans'Uaire. 10
Drawing and Painting, 10
Music on Piano Forte, 25
Music on Guitar, 25
Use of Piano, 3
Incidentals and Stationary, 1
July 13, 183D.
session,
do
do
do
do
do
do
do
20-tf
PIANO FORTES.
An Airencv is appointed in
Favcttcvillc for the sale of the
most approved New York
Piano Fortes. They will be
sold at the lowest New ork
prices, with exnensc of trans
portation, and warranted. If not satisfactory, they
may be returned. They may be packed for safe
transportation t j any part of the State. They may
be srpt li the Female Seminnry, where purchasers
are invited to call, or on Col. S. T. Hawlcy. y
FAHLOR ORGAN,
flic Parlor Oriran, or Scraphine, which has been
'sed and generally admired at the Seminary for the
I'.ifi winter, is now oflered for sale at cost. .
JuneS. . 15(f.
ENTERTAINMENT.
HE SUBSCRIBER, having been satisfactorily
engaged for more than three years in attending
T
to a
Hoarding House,
Feels encouraged to say to the public, -that her
HOUSE and STABLES arc well furnished for the
deception and accommodation of those who may be
'leased to call. . -
11 1
All the STAGES arrive at, and depart from
"use, wnere seats are secured, and no
my
exertions
red to give general satisfaction to passengers,
ly residence is on the corner of Gillespie street
t formerlv oecnnied hv Mrs f!-,i- . 1
. ,1 . -----1--- j - . ,., vTtvuillUH
10 tlie market, and near the State Bank. -
Fa,
Mr. F. iZXUTVl
ayettcville; August 24, 1839. oLf
tircZ116 R;i'eih Rtrr, Wilmington" Adver-
the btate ot Alississippi, which appointment, hath
since ncen anirmed by the Superior Court, wc do
therefore hereby rive notice thereof, to all whom it may
1 . . 1 1 . . 1 1 ...1 . "
tmin-iii, vvaiiin uiifiri an persons who mav be in
1 - I . 1 . - .1 - . . . , ."IT . -. -
iieoieu 10 me esiaie 01 tne said L.aucniin JlcK.iv, to
comeiorward and make payment; and desiring all
having claims against the same, to present them in
du.T tune, otherwise, the Act of Assembly, under
winch this notice is given, will be plead in bar of
their rccoverv.
MAT.COM MONROE,
ROBERT MONROE, -Mmtms Is.
September 3, 133J. 28-3t
North Carolina, of Lauchlin McKay, rfec'j late of Pr,es,s. and tnere are crowds of pretty women
you may guess me result. 1 ne clergy are,
do facto, the nobles ot Kome hence the am
bition, just as iu families in Ireland, that ouc
out ot each household shall become a priest
it possible. Ihe very attire is a mark of"
gentility, and therefore the civ il officers as
sume it when they can.
Ihe society the Italian society of Rome
is considered very licentious, unless rumor
be grossly in error and there is usually some
foundation for what he garrulity says. It is
remarked that wherever there are beautiful
women in a family, there the
(or higher clergy) are constant visiters. Now
I do not vouch for all this. I give it as the
general belief of Protestants iu Rome a be
liet stated by the better class of Romans, and
avowed by them in company where they think
they may sately speak.
t roni the incongruous state of society in
Rome, and the known laxity of the females,
temptation must be great. Uesidcs, thfere is
not that great check in Rome which a free
press and the presence of rival sects affords.
In Great Britain aud Ireland, on the other
hand, I believe that the Catholic priests are
distinguished for moral conduct.
Every large tenement in Rome has a bust
or portrait of the Virgin stuck upon one cor
ner ot it at the second
VALUABLE LAND
FOR SALE.
THE subscriber having purchased Land on Ihe
West side of Cape Fenr River, adjoining his
residence, oners lor sale 1113 1'lantalion lying on the
East side, containing 255 acres, about 125 acres of
which are cleared, & the balance wood Land. Said
Plantation is capahk of producing 2,000 bushels of
corn in the season. 1 be Land is as good as any
on the River, and but three or four acres of-it is
subject to inundation, and that only in the highest
lrcshets.
Said Plantation lies about two miles above the
Clarendon Bridge, adjoining the Lands ol-Wm. S.
Latta, (formerly owned by Judge Toomer,) and
Sampson Loon, and was formerly known as the
Sf'awcll Place."
)CpTo a person disposed to embark in the
brick-making business, this Plantation affords a
strong inducement, as a Kiln is already erected,
and uicrc is 110 belter clay in this neighborhood
than can be found on this Plantation. For further
particulars apply to
II. B. BEATTY.
Fayetteville, Sept. 7, 1339. 28 4U
story, with a lamn in
front at night, aud an ornameuf.nl nlaster I u rothJin
j - 1 1 Laui3ij it u ULiAUAiv vr&Av
man time, and there are Englishmen who
have been here twenty years and have not
learned it. JL he Roman clocks have bells
which ring the hours by the time to and from
vespers, and you may hear a Roman speak of
o cioclt. Just fancy the business of actu
al life, aud all commercial relations regulated
by the hour of vespers!
This shows (what I have been striving to
Dringyou tojthe spirit of the Roman Gov
ernment. It is a government administered
by monks, who apply tho rules of a Convent
to conduct the affairs of a State by monks,
who apply the narrow maxims of the dark
ages to the business of the present age.
.r"f instance. ncn vaccination was
spreading over Christendom, some years ago,
tne l ope and the Cardinal held a solemn cau
cus of their own to decide whether the Ro
mans should or should not have their infants
vaccinated, anu tneir taccs marked and scar
red, more ma jo turn. They applied the rule.-
of the 12th century to the emergency of the
lyth. and sagaciously decided, that vaccina
tion should not be allowed in Rome. Aoj
is it.
Thus, too, about ten days ago, the fane of
tit. reter was thronged with thousands to
see four or five old monks cononized, who
had "died 111 the odour of sanctity." Aye,
they were regularly canonized, and they are
now on the calender.
Thus the Bankers Tortonia (men of rank
and spirit) whose great wealth is equalled on
ly by their enterprise, recently undertook to
introduce steam navigation on the xiber.
their plan was to establish a port at its mouth
to extend steam navigation from it to Na
ples, Leghorn, and all the adjacent coasts, and
run omnibuses up to Rome from that port.
The Steamboats and the omnibuses were not
only contracted for, but nearly ready, when
41 1 . I . r . , .
uiu cjuioiis 01 me v aiican; aunnea at a de
viation from the joj-tiot they were used to,
put an interdict upon the darling innovation!
Ihe same cause kcepg every th m xj in
Rome rather going backward than forward.
There is no gas tight, though it is in hn
smallest town in England, and many second
rate towns in France. The idea of a rail
road across tho Tapal States would frighten
the Sacred College into fits. The press is in
duresse. The best works on mental philoso
phy arc prohibited. There is not one man in
Rome eminent for science. If she had a
Cuvier, a Silliman, or a Ilerschcll, he dare
not lecture or publish his discoveries to the
world until some ignorant censor had docked
them with his pruning-knifc. The grand
truths of Geolory are as little known to the
people of Rome as are the sayings and do
ings of the man in tho moon; and if the sci
ence be taught at all, it is only in a mutilated
form, and to none but churchmen. Unadul
terated science is contraband.
Nor is it difficult to explain why the Pa
pal Government are apathetic and indifferent,
and afraid of free thoughts and free inquiries
As 1 have already said, its dogma?, its man-
ner, its principle ot action, were named in
accordance with the spirit of the 12th century,
when Papacy was mighty and aristocratic.
Some few changes it may make silently, by
droppiuga tew untenable pretensions, but it
cannot make any marked change it cannot
admit the sunshine of Reform and Improve
ment without an abandonment of its pro
fessed character as the immutable depository
of infallible truth. Hence the rulers of Rome,
finding themselves unable to raise up their old
institutions to the level of modern knowledge,
aim at keeping down this knowledge to the
level of those institutions. The props and
slays of their system arc dropping off one by
one, one source of influence fails after ano
ther, and they try to shut out, as far as they
can, the ,;ght which must show on what weak
foundations their authority rests; and they
look with suspicion upon even the harmless
innovations. They have one maxim over
all to shun occasions of collission, to pro
ceed as much in the old way as possible, in a
word, to keep things as they are.
Nor is this peculiar to the government be-
Wherever the
DIVISION ORDERS.
THE several Regiments composing
uie second LM vision ot iorth Caroli
na Militia, will assemble at the usu
al places of Regimental muster in
their respective counties for Review
and Inspection, as follows:
The 32nd or Sampson Regiment on
Saturday October 19th; the 4lst or
Bladen Regiment on Tuesday Oct.
22nd; the 85th or Columbus Regi-
rnoulding round it, into which are usually Church has the ascendancy the same princi-
uiuugiu sume ngures oi sainis ana angels. n as nf nn m-ooail Pmnrpa: vo LnA.. L
The design of this is to propitiate the higher erjge is fatal to fixed creeds and systems, and
PU,"-IS) lKJ OH UII COOU neaimiO UlC IlOUSC DV nil vl Wiv nnu'Ar frnm siirh vtom nnA
placing it under the special protection of the creeds are sure to discover this, bv instinct.
iifcm. J-uey minK mat wniie her lmaire is as it wmr. Hannv for America in nossf..
siuck up m this manner, she will ward oli sinr relizion without the incubus of a State
..j .1 ... . . . 1 -
miu ouicr calamities. i nis re- I Church.
minus one 01 tne amulets worn in the East The morals of Rome are indifferent On
as surety against the plague. When Tippoo the slight provocation the common - people
OaiDS DOdy Was tOlind, SUch an amulet WaS ctnK .ilh fh knifo. At thA rinemtnle nil th
r a u:.. r" - r ,
ivuuu upuii uit. leu arm. ignorance causes average, there are five or six cases ot stab
n s
superstition. ormerly, it was of use, for the binff everv dav. In the courts of law the
orCRobnd SST.SE??? S?te . idence depends mainly on the
Thursday Oct. 24th: the 43rd or Ro- 1 uum me r reucn intro- amount ot money expended to procure it. ah
classes are said to De aaepis at cneaung, ana
if they do it cleverly and with success, chdckle
in the narrative of the knavery. The judges
and the civil functionaries have the name of
being extremely eorrupt. The higher classes
the
beson Upper Regiment on- Friday duced the "reverberes," used in Paris.
October 25th: the 93rd or Richmond Ihe Romans reckon fimft in nn nrtrl naif
2nd Regiment on Saturday October 26th; the 53rd yet a Way that indicates the spirit and cha-
or Anson Lower Regiment on Monday October r, ryc- l t i ,
28th; the 54th or AnsSn Upper Resiment on Tues- raer of the Papal Government. 1 hey do
day October 29tb; the 51st or Richmond 1st Re- not counUhe day from uron to 'midnight, and
f', o saa3T Uctooer 31sf; lne 44tn or again irom midnignt to noon. They count yjeld to indolent pleasures and vanity
ru55?,JrnT;nt' s"t'ay Noy.2d; the 34th or jt from the time of sayins vespers, which va- Lwp,. frfh meanest suoefstition.
ries from week to week according to the The higher classes are well looking
length ot the sun's shining, and instead ot I some of the females very beautiful. The
stopping at the 12th hour, and then beginning workin" and middle classes have the men
again, they "go ahead" to twenty-four o'clock, strong and handsome, and the women heavily
Thus, the first evening I owmie here, I found made, with large eyes, large mouths, and
U was oo ciock, r. iu. i louno h one hree noses. vnentney get mm, men- iea-
o'clock by Romaa time; at present my six j tures become so prominent as to be haggard.
o clock has become their two, and in a lew ttfl?.
Cumberland Upper Regiment on Monday Novem
ber 4tli; . Inc 33rd or Cumberland Lower Regiment
on Wednesday November 6th. . : "
l tCJThe Review will be made at 12 o'clock; and
the Inspection immediately afterwards. .
jv oroer ol ' -
"Maj. Gen. McKAY.
- John McRae.
Division Inspector.
Head Q.uarters,
Elisabclhloivji, Sept. 7, 1839
From the Charleston Courier.
Extract of a letter written by the Roman
Catholic Bishop of Charleston.
"Neither Chancery, nor Penitentiary nor
Datery has ever interfered with this tribunal.
Each Bishop, in his Diocess, ordains priests,
and whilst he believes them qualified, he
gives them jurisdiction to hear the penitent
sinner, to teach him his obligation accordino
to this law, and to carry it into execution.
Neither the Bishop nor the Pope, nor any
tribunal, can require any information of what
the peuetent has told, aud was it required
by either of them, the Priest is bound rather
to die than to communicate it. In the per
formance of his duty, ihe law of God, and
not the acts of external tribunals, is to be
his guide. It is here, and only here, that ab
solution for sin is given, and no priest could
be guilty of worse simony than to accept
of money, if the penitent should be so silly
as to offer it, for ' this absolution: because,
the members of the Church are all taught
that ail the forms are useless, unless they
have the disposition of true repentance, and
that God will not ratify an absolution given
to one that does not truly, repent. Thus no
division of Christians requires a more perfect
repentance and abandonment of sin than we
do, and we require more, for we require con
fession and satisfaction.
Now all this was done in the sixth session
of the Council, on the 13th of January, 1547,
tnat is, 14 years and 11 months before the
protest of the Protestant Princes was deliver
ed at Franckfort: of course thev hnrn-
that this was the Catholic doctrinp.
It is then oiir doctrine that the guilt of sin
is remitted only by tire power of God, Ihrouo-h
the merits ol Christ, and upon the conditions
which he requires; amongst which are true
repentance and the ministry of the priest.
As; soon as the guilt is remitted, the liability
to eternal punishment ceases; but it is a
doctrine of ours, that God frequently, for his
owjn wise purpose, subjects the repentant
and pardoned sinner to a temporary punish
ment. I shall illustrate it by. reference to a
scriptural fact.
When Nathan had announced to David
upon his repentance, that God had taken
away his sin, the guilt was removed and the
penalty of eternal death was remitted, but
the teniporal puni-shment of the death of his
child was announced. I could multiply in
stances, but this will sullice. We believe.
also, that by what the explanation, above
given, calls ".sati-sfaetion," God will frequent
ly be moved to extend still larther his mer
cy, and to diminish, or altogether to remove
this temporal punishment. Thus we read,
that David kept a fast and lay upon the
ground during the sickness of the child; but
when its death was announced to him he
arose and ate, and in explanation, he said,
"while the child was living I fasted and wept
for him: for I said who knoweth whether the
Lord may not yet give him to me." Had
the child been given, it would have been
what w'e call an "Indulgence," and thus it is
not a remission of sin, nor leave to commit
sin, nor the remission of the eternal punish
ment due to sin, nor an absolution from an
excommunication, nor is it a dispensation
from the observance of a law: but an indul
gence is the "remission of the whole, or of a
part of the temporal punishment which some
times, remains due to the penitent and par
doned sinner, after his guilt and the eternal
punishment have been removed." And thus
ilo person can profit of an Irtdulgeance ex
cept after he shall have repented and been
pardoned by the Almighty God through the
merits of Jesus Christ. Whether God gave
power to the Apostles to grant indulgences
upon certain conditions, whether that power
still exists in the Church, and where it is
lodged, if it does, are questions which would
open a new field of controversy, and from
which I promised to abstain.
Our readers will now perceive why in ex
amining the truth of your assertion, that, the
Roman Chancery passed a statute licensing
the commission of crimes lor certian sums of
money, I stated that the use or abuse of indul
gences had no bearing on the question.
I shall, in my next, endeavor to wind up my
explanation, by showing the nature of dis- j
pensations, and their abuse, as also the na
ture of censure and the abuses in granting
absolution from them, and the manner in
which the grant of Indulgences was long and
extensively abused. I have the honor to re
main, Reverned Sir,
Your ob't. humble serv't.
tJOHN, Bishop of Charleston.
Charleston, S. C. Sept. 7, 1839.
ITEMS FROM AN OLD PAPER CAL
LED THE "WAR" 1812' 1 3 and '14.
28 6t,
Girard College. A correspondent of the
Daily Advertiser g-ives the following descrip
tion of the edifices connected with this insti
tution: "The college is on an eminence
about equi-distant from the Schuylkill and
Delaware rivers. Two buildings of the five
are erected, and the walls of the large edifice,
which will be in the centre, are dp. 1 he
buildings are of white marble, and they will
be the most splendid of any thing in this
country. The pillars of the largest will cost,
it is said, halt a million ot Dollars, the cost ot
each being $10,000. They are about sixty
feet high, and the diameter of their base about
ten feet. The rooms in this building are, I
should judge, fifty feet square. The parti
tions between. the rooms are more than three
feet thick. From the top of this edifice, where
temporary seats have' been erected, you 'nave
a view of the whole city and the surrounding
country. The Penetentiary is immediately
before you the Schuylkill and the Water
Works on your right and the Delaware on
your left,"
l'The War." To refreshen the memory
of some, and amuse others of our readers we
give some items from this paper published
in New York, in 1812, '13 and '14.
On the 19 of August, 1812, a tornado oc
curred in this city, N. Y. during which 100
persons were drowned by "the rising waters.
Gen. Hull after his disgraceful surrender
of Fort Detroit, was exchanged far thirty
soldiers. .
A dinner was given by the corpo'ration of
the city of New York on the 7th of January,
131 -J, to the "Jack Tars," who were on
boartl the frigate United States, when she
captured the Macedonian. They were ad
dressed in a spirited speech by Alderman
Vanderbilt, to which they returned the re
sponse of three hearty cheers.
The papers of that period abound with in
stances of the generosity and bravery of our
noble sailors.
They had a paper in Philadelphia called
"The Tickler" it was opposed to the war.
The amount of ammunition expended bv
the frigate Constitution in her action with
the Guerriere which lasted twenty-five min- ?
utes, was:
300 24 lb. shot.
230 32 lb. shot.
10 18 lb. shot.
150 32 lb. Grnpe.
120 25 lb. Gnpe.
4U 21 lb. Canister;
60 32 lb. Canister
40 14 lb. double headed.
The War mentions sometime in Jafluary,
that "at the last dates Bairtbridge in the
Constitution with the sloop Hornet, com
manded by Lawrence was near the middle
of the Atlantic, hunting English frigates.
Joel tfarlow, our .Minister to France, died
of a fever on his way from Milan to Paris.
The British sloop of war Peacock was
sunk by the sloop of war Hornet in fifteen,
minutes. Between 30 and 40 of the Pea
cock's men were killed and wounded while
we only had one killed and two wounded.
Stephen Girard of Philadelphia reasoned
his ship, the Montesquieu, from Canton, for
250,000, and sent down the specie to the
captors.
Of the "Sixteen Million loan" J. J. As-
tor and others in New York took 5fc2.0OO.00O. '
and Parish fit Cirard of Philadelphia'
$7,000,000.
An Express Mail was established in April,
sometime between the cities of Washington
and Buffalo to go in four days and sixteen
hours.
The London Times of March 20th, 1812,
says:
CO-"The public will learn with sentiments
which we shall not presume to anticipate,
that a third British frigate (the Java) has
struck to an American. This is an occur
rence that calls for anxious refleetlottj this,
and the fact that Lloyd's List contains no
tices of upward of five hundred British ves
sels captured in seven months by the Ame
ricans. Five hundred merchantmen and 3
frigates!"ot3
Farther on, the same jlajier saysf
K5-"Down to this moment not a single
American frigate has struck her Rag. Thejr
insult and laugh at our want of enterprise
and vigor. They leave their porta when"
they please, and return to them when it suits
their convenience; they traverse the Atlantic!
they beset the West. India Islands; they ad
vance to the very chops of the channel; thfey
parade along the coasts of South America.-
Nothing chases, nothing intercepts, nothing
engages them but to yield their triumph. "-0
(John Bull felt like his horns were "sawed
nlTj" about that time.)
The Chesapeake wa3 the first Vessel we"
lost. The action commenced with the Bri
tish frigate Shannon, on the first of June
1812. At 6 o'clock, P. M. lasting twenty
minutes.
The wife of Mr. Nathan Alley, of Lynn
Mass. presented her husband With a fine pair
of boys. One paper thinking probably that"
Lynn was a great place for shoes, &c. had it
"a fine pair of boots."
Six Russian ships of war were sold at auc
tion at Plymouth, fEnffland) on the 29th
of June 1812.
News of the abduction of Bonaparte was
received in this country from an extra bf
the London Gazette, dated April 10th 1813
A chap named Williim Brown was lried
by a court martial for cowardice, on board
the Chesapeake; he was a bugle man, and
was too frightened to blow. The court sen
tenced him to receive three hundred lashes,
two hundred of which were afterwards re
milted. The British made use of copper balls in
their attacks in the Patuxeunt. A Baltimore
paper stated that a number of cartridges
containing them were found.
The "War" of August 17th, 1814, has the
following announcement:
"The Printers being employed yesterday
at Brooklyn Height, ihe publication of ihif
paper bas necessarily delayed."
Our hews shows that there has been a great
reaction in Vermont in favor of Democracy.
It is not improbable that the populer branch
of the Legislature well be pretty equally divi
did' with tho Whig? Globe.
A Frenchman gasconading over the in
ventive genius of his country, said, tlWe in
vented lace ruffles!?' "Aye," said John Bull,
"and we added shirts to them."
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