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POE-T'R Y From the Democratic Review for April. THE FOUNTAIN. BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANTV Fountain, that sprirtgest on this grassy slope! Thv quick, cool murmur mingles, pleasantly, With the cool sound of breezes in the beech Above me in the noontide. Tliou-dost wear Nw stain of thy red birth-place J goabing ap From the dark mould and slimy roots of earth, Thou flashes! in the -sun.. The mountain air, In winter, is not clearer, nor. the dew Thai shines on mountain blossom?. Thus doth God Bring, from the dark and foul, the pure and bright. This tangled thicket on the bank above Thy basin how thy waters keep it green! For thou dost feed the roots of the wild vine That trails all over it, and to the twigs Ties fast her clusters. There the spice-bush lifis Her leafy lances; the viburnum-there, Ealer of foliage, to the sun holds up Her circlet of green berries. In and out The chipping sparrow in her coat of brown, Steals, silently, lest I should mark her nest. Not such thou wert of yore, ere those old woods Bowed to the white-man's axe. Then hoary trun' Of oak, and plane, and hickory o'er thee held A mighty canopy. When the April winds Grew soft, the moplo burst into a flush Of scarlet flowers. The tulip tree, high up,. Opened, in airs of June, her multitude Of golden chalices to humming-birds And silken-winged insects of the sky. Frail wood-plants clustered round thy edgo in fpring; The liver-leaf put forth her sister blooms Of fainted blue. Here the quie'.i-fdotcd wolf, Pausing to lap thy waters, crushed the flowers. Of sanguinatia, from whose brittle stem The red drops fell like blood. . TJiedeer, too, left Her delicate foot-prints in the soft', muist mould, And on the fallen leaves. The slow-paclear,. In such a sultry Summer noon1 as. this, Stopped at thy stream, and drank, and leaped across:. But thou hast histories, that stir the heart With deeper feeling; while I looked on thee;. They rise before m. . I behold the sceno Hoary again with forests; I behold The Indian warrior, whom a hand unseen Has smitten with his death-wound in the woods, Creep slowly to thy well-known rivulet, And slake his death-thirst. Hark! that quick fierce cry That rends the utter silence! 'tis the whoop Of battle ; and a -throng of savage men, With naked arms, and faces stained like blood, Fill the green wilderness; the long, b:re arms Are heaved aloft, bows twangi'and arrows stream. Each makes a tree his shield, and every tree Sends forth its arrow. Fierce the fight, and short,. As is the whirlwind. Soon the conquerors And conquered vanish, and the dead remain, Gashed horribly with tomahawks. The woods Are still again ; the frighted bird comes back, And plumes har wings; but the sweet waters run-. Crimson with blood. Then, as the sun goes. down,. Amid the deepening twilight I descry Figures of men that crouch and creep unheard;. And bear away the dead. Tho next day'i shower Shall wash the tokens of the fight away. I look again: hunter's lodge is built, With poles and boughs, beside the crystal well; While tbe meek Autumn stains the woods with gold,. And sheds his golden sunshine. To the door The red-man slowly drags th' enormous hear. Slain in the chesnut thicket, or fling down Tbe deer from his strong shoulders. Shaggy fells Of wolf and cougar hang upon the walls; And loud the black-eyed Indian. maidens laugh,. That gather, from the rustling heaps of leaves, The hickory's white nuis, and the dark fruit That falls from the gray butternut's long boughs.. So centuries passed by; and still the woods Blossomed in Spring, and rcdened when the year Grew chill, and glistened in the frozen rains Of Winter, till the white-man swims the sio Beside thee signal of a mighty change. Then all around was heard the craxh of trees, Trembling awhile, and rushing to the ground; The low of ox, and shouts of men who fired The brushwood, or who tore tho earth with ploughs- 'he grain sprang thick anil'talt, and hid in green he blackened hill-side y ranks of spiky maizo ose, like host embattled; the buckwheat - Whitened broad acres, sweetening with its flowers ha August wind. White cottages were seen, With rose-trees at the windows; barns, from which ellcd loud and shrill the cry of chanticleer; stures, where rolled and neighed the lordly horse, d white flocks browsed and bleated. A rich turf grasses brought from far o'ercierit thy bank,. Spotted with the white clover. Blue-eyed girls ought pails, and dipped them in thy crystal pool;. nd children, ruddy-cheeked and flaxen-haired Gathered the glistening cowslip from. thy edge,. Since then, what steps-have trod thy border! Hero, On lliv irr..n I.-.. t. .. ... 1 r.t I HasTaid his axe the reaper of the hiil His sickle, as they stooped to taste thy stream. ,The sportsman, .tirod with wandering in the still September noon, has bathed his heated brow In thy cool current. Shouting boys, let looso For a wild holyday, have quaintly shaped ' - Into a cup the folded linden loaf, .. And dipped thy sliding crystal. From the w,r, . Returning, the plumed soldier by thy side Has sat, and mused how pteatant 'twere to dwoll Tn such a spot, and be as free as thou. ?,a move for no man's bidding-more. At eve, hen thou wert crimson with the crimson sky, fivers have gazed'upon thee, and have thought Their mingled lives, would flow as peacefully J. , I . ' ..I . .1 if ina nngniiy as xny waters, nore ino sage, 1 'fed iRfe.lhy self-replenished depth,. It -seon eternal 'order circumscribe Ikif bind the motions of eternal change, M om the gushing of thy simple fount ' Masoned to the mighty universe.. ; were no other change fat thee,, that lurl s Is the future agos ! Will not man - H out strange arts to wither and deform loasant landscape which thou makest green f kail the veins that feed thy constant stream Be choked in middle earthy and flow no more Forever, that the water-plants along Thy channel perish, and the bird in vain Alight to drink ? Haply shall these green hills Sink, with the lapse of years, into the gulf Of ocean waters, and thy source be lost Amidst the bitter brine ? Or shall thoy ris Upheaved'in broker cliffs and airy peaks, Haunts of tho eagle and the snako, aad thou Gush midway from the-bare and barren steep? MISCELLANEOUS TUB WATTLE OF LOXG-ISLANI). From a Discourse delivered before the A'ew- York His torical Society. BY SAMUEL WARD. JR.. Caithiiied. Monuments commemorate the peaceful tradi tions, and ruins the wars, of the old world. Sur rounded by the vestiges of the past, its memories dwoll in the European's thoughts. A tutored fan- i Mir 1 . 1 i cv evokes ut win, irom me tower auu me col umn, the shades of the departed, and history may be realized, not in its events only, but in all its pomp and studied detail, its costume and its court. An unbroken chain, now of golden, now of iron links : here bright, there rusted ; here jewelled, and there blood-siained ; connects to-day with dis tant centuries. In Cologne, the mind is trans ported back a thousand years ; in Koine, two thousand. The edifices which time hallows, in lieu of destroying, are the only monuments of this new-born land. The British General Clinton entered New York simultaneously with General Lee. Unaeooiii- panied by any force, he declared to the latter that e had only come to pay Ins JrienU iryori a vis it; ol wliu'li Lee remarks, in a letter to me commander-in-chief, that ' if really the case, it was the most whimsical piece of civility he ever heard of.' It was the subsequent fortune of these gen orals to meet in Virginia and in North Carolina. The American officer's turn for the humorous was displayed by his giving our old friend King Sears, when sent into Connecticut to beat up re cruits, the title of ' adjutant-general ;' a promo tion with which, he jocosely wrote Wasmxkton, the rough patriot ' was much tickled ; it added spurs to his hat.' For all nominal distinctions. General Lee entertained unequivocal contempt, and declared that ratsbane were far pleasanler to his mouth, than the appellation of Excellency' he was daily compelled to swallow. On the seventh of March, he departed for the South, wherjelaurels awaited hiin among the orange flowers of spring. Lord Stirling was in coinm ind, and the contem plated' works were afterward but slow ly and par tially completed. The town of Boston was evacuated on the sev enteenth of March, by the British, 'who put to sea lor Halifax. Crowned with this signal triumph, General Washington arrived at New-York on the fourteenth of April, with the American army, which, to usu his ofu expression, ' had maintain ed their ground against the enemy, under a want of powder;; had disbanded one army, and recruit ed another,- within miuket-shot of two-and-twenty regiments-, the flower of. the British force ; and at last beaten tiiein liitu a s-tlatnelul and precipitate retreat, out ol the strongest place on the continent fortilied at an enormous expense.' On the twenty-third of May, the com-mander- m-chief found himself at Philadelphia, in confer ence with congress, who had summoned him thith er, to devise remedies for the disastrous state of aH'airs in Canada. It was there determined to defend New-York, and the requisite men and sup plies were placed at ins disposal. ivi-turAiii" to the city, after an absence of lifteou days, he found great disii flection among certain of the inhabit ants. 1 his was nourished by Governor Trvon who, from his vessel at the Hook, despatched emissaries in every direction. A deep plot, of his contriving,, was only defeated by a timely d.S' coverj-. His agents had so far pushed their temer ity, as to corrupt not only many in the American camp, but even some of the general's guard, n sol dier in which, was found guilty, and shot. J he object of this conspiracy was to make Wash- i.nctox a prisoner. To secure Quebec, and redeem Canada, on the one hand to make a powerful impression in the south on the other, and finally, to possess them selves of New York, proved to be the designs of the British, during this campaign. A part of their llect Irom Mulilax arnveJ oil bandy-Hook on the twenty-eighth of June. The remainder followed within a week, and General Howe established his head-quarters at Staten Island. In presence of a powerful enemy, gathering forces at the very door of the city, tho troops were summon ed to parade at six o'clock', one l.right afternoon in early July. The British fleet lav in sight, and the assembled regiments knew not whether they were called to attack or to repel. It was a fitting time and place lor the proclamation ol that glorious document, each word of which, well befitting a great nation speak ing for itself, found an echo in every heart that beat there the Declaration of Isdk.pend.exck. lean conceive the beams of that setting sun to have met a rival glow in the ruddy cheeks to which the warm blood mantled, under the inspiring words of liberty, drank ia by willing ears. As the ad dress eudedv a shout of approbation rent the air. It was not the wild cry of n senseless mob on a holiday, but the voice of determination, which, to the close of that war, was the key-note of free dom. This event, which transmute:! into free states lie dependent colony and province, rolls up the curtain irom before the dramatic portion of my story. The arrival of Lord Howe from England, on the twelfth of July, and the daily reinforce ments of the British Ihvl, from that period, jus tified expectations of a sudden assault. Prena- nvtions were continued under General Putnam, for the defence of the city, and General Greene was on Long-Island, sop 'rintending the erection of a chain of works, to fortify it against the enemy's ap proach. About this time, several of the British vessels,, under a favorable breeze, ran by tho New York batteries, tmh.jnrcj by their fire,' and much to the surprac of tho A mericans. On the eighth of August, Gon'l Washington wrote, that for the several posts on New-York" Long-Island, Go er.ior's Island, and Paitlus Hook! lie had but thirteen thousand five) hundred and fifl ty-seven effective men, and that, to repel an im mediate attack, ho could count upon no ether ad dition to his numbers, than a battalion from Mary land, under Colonel Smallwood. Opposed to him, was the entire British force, united at Sandy-Hook, y the iniddlo of the month, consisting of twenty- four thousand men, combined with a fleet of more than one hundred and thirty vessels,. ninety-six of wnicn came in irom ine iweiitn to the thirteenth. Let the reader remember, , -that this armada was afloat ofTSandy-Hook, between the heights of Nev ersink and Staten-Island. And who, in calling to mind this event, and reflecting that, but yester day, after a lapse of sixty-two years, a proud steamer was sent to this very dry, then doomed to the fate of Carthage, now the4nalienable ally of her former enemy, will deny that the growth of events maturing nations, is a wondrous charac- erislic of the age ; a token that in measure as it learns to ameliorate Its condition, hnmnnitv i do. stined to cover the earth like the forest tree ; and uiat wo do not, mayhap, sufficiently regard these intimations of a mighty future. The details of war were ranidlv ndvnncin.r ; the city, on which the eyes of the nation were intensely h.xed. Lead being scarce, the zealom burghers gave the troops their window-wpi.rht. for bullets. Of these, one housp nlnn uted twelve hundred and another one thousand pounds weight; nud I doubt not, had bow-strinsr: tecn in request, our patriotic countrymen would have hastened, like the Carthaginians of old, to of- icr up ineir longest tresses in the service of A. dom. As the crisis drew npnr. th IITIQppn nnvintn .... ......c. oi ine commander-in-chief became redoubled be neath his clear eye and serene brow. He was ev ery where, knowing no repose, the indefatigable guardian of the spirit of liberty. Aiteauy was the army in posse sion of that memorable address, so fervently breathed by the great commander, win :nv:niin,r i , ,,,,.!. a ii time is now near at hand, which mini probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves : whether thev have anv tiron. erty they can call their own ; whether their'houses md farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, nnd they confined to a stale of wretchedness from 'which no human eflbits will probally deliver them. The ate of unborn nn l.o is will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army r 1 .i ru- . . , ii i, c iHivc uifieiuiu 10 resoive 10 conquer or uie : At this juncture, General Greene unhappily fell sick oT a fever, and the important station on Long-Island was entrusted to General Sullivan t is impossible to compare the aims and prospects of the rival forces, at this period, without feeling oy daring was the gallantry of the Americans, in venturing so fearlessly upon the unequal contest. 1 he long expected hour of attack arrived on the twenty-second of August, when intelligence was received ol the landing of the British on Long. Island. Ihe report of their signal repulse at fort Jloultrie, by the Americans under General Lee reached our camp on the preceding night, and was urged by Y asiiingto.n as an incentive to proud exertions on the coming occasion. By the twenty-sixth, the British troops extend ed from the coast between G ravesend and Utrecht tj Flutbush and Flatlauds ; Colonel Hands regi incut retiring before them. General Sullivan was superseded in his command on the Island by Gen eral Putnam, and matters rapidly approached a denouement. On reaching the encampment, of which he was o hastily placed in command, General Putnam found the American position secured by an inner and an outer line of entrenchments. The former was protected by a strong position upon an einih ence, near the .Wallabout bay, now called Fort Greene. The only approach to it was across an isthmus, formed on one side by the bay and con- iguous swamp, and on the other, by a creek, run- e r r' , ning in Irom Gowanus Cove, with an nrinassible marsh on either side ol it. 1 Jus neck of land had bei-n skilfully taken advantage of, by Gen'l Greene and was perfectly defended by the entrenchments in its rear. The enemy were expected in three directions; along the coast; by the Flatbush road ; and hv the road which led from Flatbush to Bedford. To face thein in these quarters, an out er line of works had been organized. A chain of picquets, extending from Yellow-Hook round to Hatbush, were stationed from eminence to emin ence, to give timely warning of their approach ; anu ine avenues were guarded by temporary breast wuriis, ueieuuing ine main passes, mus lar, General Putnam udopted the defensive measures ol Lreneral Urreene, and these precautions proved s'jceesslul, in the points they were designed to pro tect. From an attack of the enemy's ships at the Nar rows, the American rear was also guarded by ef ficient batteries, at Red Hook, and on Governor's Island. General Sullivan had in charge the whole line of outer works, and was joined by Colonel Hand, on his withdrawal from the coast, at the landing of the British, and by Colonels Williams and Miles, with their respective regiments out h was the position of the Americans; their numbers not exceeding eight thousand eight hun dred men. Their adversaries, after landing on the tw( nty-secondparted in three divisions. The right wing, under Lord Cornwallis and Earl Percy, ex tended, on the twenty-sixth instant, from h lat bush towards Flallands, about two miles in the rear. The centre, composed of the Hessians un der General de Heister, was posted at Flatbush, tnd the left wing, on the coast, was commanded by General Grant. The centre was about four, and the right and left wings nearly six miles dis tant each from the American camp. A chain of thickly-wooded hills, called the Heights of Gowa nus, and extending eastward to the extremity of the Island, lay between the two armies. The commander-in-chief passed the whole day of the twei.ty-sixth at Brooklyn, preparing for the expected assault. On the eve of this, the first pitched battle of the war, his heart was full of anxiety. Consoled by the conviction that every thing in his power had been done to strengthen the American forces, he relied now upon Provi- ence, upon the justice ol the cause, and upon their bravery. Towards the close of the day, he returned to New-York. On the afternoon, a spectator, to whom the in terior ol botli camps could have been revealed, might have drawn n touching and interesting com parison. On one side, the hardened veteran ; op posed to him, the ingenuous recruit; contrasted with the martial costume of tlwBritish, the worn and homely garments of the.continentaIs ; with the p.irk of burnished artillery, a few cannon bought with blood; with polished armsand accoutrements, the long-rusted gun and sabre, torn down from the chimney-piece to nriswer a country's call. A- mong the Brkish, a proud and conscious discipline; among the Americans, a tie of brotherhood, tbe leeiingol men who would for each other, in defence of an injured mother. Here the proud op pressor, there tho patriot, resolved to do or die. Uur troops were, then, securely encamped for tho night, the watch-fires lighted, the sentinels posted, the hum of preparation over; a challenge was now and then vivcd and answered, and a guard relieved. The ,.f hero had been late in the trenches. It was a km. August night ; a few soldiers lay within the tern. nianv slept in the open ah-: ' " their knapsacks pracl, A pillow for the resting head;" arms and ammunition had been cleaned and in spected, and the sword loosed in its scabbard. Beneath the precipitous bank, flowed the ebbing waters ol the unconscious bay, and the eye that looked on the city where Washington slept, found protection in the glance. In tho nnrs of th bono. lul American still resounded those stirring words of the orderly book, and many a heart beat as the hand grasped the gun, the'blade. In the direction of the enemy, all was hushed ; this silence, may hap, was ominous. Did none within that camp gaze with mistrust upon the dark and wood-capped hills of Gowanus ? (Concluded next week.) The benevolent spirit of the age is strongly il lustrated in the propagation of Christianity. The Missionaries have been sent forth to proclaim the glad tidings of the gospel in the most distant isles of the ocean. Wherever the adventure of com mercial enterprise has gone, the messengers of re ligion have followed. From a recent statement it appears that 1019 persons ore now employed in the protestant mis sions among the heathen. In West Africa are, 21; South Africa, 91; regions adjacent, 49; Chi na, Burmah, and India beyond the Ganges, 165; Ceylon, 28; Indian Archipelago, Astralasia, and Polynesia; 81, West Indies, 203 : among the North American Indians, in Greenland and Labra dor, 108. The communicants in the churches of these teachers, ore 9S.720. The scholars 96,- 720. The number of missionaries, exclusive of assistantants in connection with the principle mis sions is as follows ; United Brethren, Church Mis sionary Society, 73; London Missionary Society, England, 101; Wesfeyan Msssionary society, liiighmd, 17U; Uaptist Missionary boc.iety, hng land, 21, American Board of Commissioners, 121 : Baptist Board of Missions, 40: Methodist Mission ary Society, 30 : Episcopal Board of Missions, 12: Presbyterian Board of Missions, 10. DK. GS. R. PHELPS' COMPOUND TOilTO PILL ENTIRELY VEGETABLE, A new and valuable remedy for nil diseases arising from impurities of the blood, .Morbid Secretions of the Liver and Stomach, Also, a subristute for CALOMEL, as a CATHARTIC in FEVEItS, and all Billious diseases, and for ordinary Family Physic. This popular Medicine which has received such general approbation as a remedy for Dyspepsia, Billions and Acid atomachs, Jawulice, Heartburn, Coshneness, Head ache &e. &c, and which is now prescribed by many of the most respectable Physicians, is for sale by authorized Agents in most of the towns in the United States, and at wholesale by the Proprietors, Hartford, Conn. A few only of the latest certificates can be inaertod here, for numerous others see large pamphlets just published .New Haven, Ohio, Dec. 4th, 183H. Gentlemen, Peeini? the verv hieh r-s'iinntion hclil forlh by the Appnt in this sen ion, mul by those nhohnil the op portunity of t r i ii Dr. 1 ir'ns t .impound loinato J ills and being tinder the firm belief of having restored healthy secretions of Ihe shmduljr system more than once, bv us ing the Toniii'o Apple as a veritable ; I have been induc ed to trv Ibi.i medicine m various diseases. In tbe Autum nal Intcrmittents, prevalent in this section of the States, I have no doubt Dr. Phelps' Compound Tomato Pills will, in a great measure, if not entirely supersede the use of Cal omel. I believe that in diseased liver they are more prompt in their effect, and as efficient, as Calomel I have tried them in various other diseases, as .Rheumatism, Dys pepsia, Jaundice, ice, with the most happy effects. As far as mv knowledge extends, I have no hesitancy in rec ommending them as a highly valuable Family Medicine. lours respectfully, THOMAS JOHNSTON. From a gentleman of high respectability ; dated New York, Nor. 6th, 1838. To R. G. Phelps, Dear Sir : I have used vour Com pound Tomato Pills, the past season, for the Liver com plaint ; and am happy to add, with decided benefit : and therefore take great pleasure in recommending them : as well from a sense of gratitude to the benevolent Proprietor, as with a view of serving the cause of philanthropy ; from a sense of duty I owe the public to bearing my testimony in favor of this the world invaluable medicine. Six years since, I suffered from a malady, pronounced by the concurrent opinion of a council of physicians, a chron ic inflammation of the Liver; and underwent a skilful mercurial treatment ; being confined for riSany months : and at length mainly restored to a tolerable degree of health, though not without an apprehension that I should be similarly afflicted. My fears have been but too well confirmed by a recurrence of nearly all the symptoms of this dreadful malady the past summer ; when accidentally I heard of your Pills, and learning something of their prop erties and characters, and their rapidly increasing celebn ty, 1 resolved on trying them. Feeling as I did, a repui- nance to resorting again to Calomel, and after ineffectually nd unsuccessfully trying other medicines professing a neeific remedy for this complaint, I purchased a box of the Messrs. Sands, Druegisls,corner William and Fulton streets duly authorized agents ; they presenting me, to accompa- y the box, a pamphlet containing a specification, dircc ons, &c. I had not taken one box of them before I hap pily experienced their healing efneacyand curative effects ; and now that 1 have, given them a thorough trial, can cheerfully and unhesitatingly pronounce them the very best remedy extant for any derangement or affection of the Liver or Spleen, Bullous Jltfectioni, Palpitation of the Heart, or Dyspepsia in any of its forms : also os a good family medicine, are the best with which I am acquainted. At mr recommendation and solicitation many of ray friends and acquaintances have taken them as a family med icine, with perfect success. I grant my permission to use this as you please. Yours truly, ISAAC W. AVEffY, 179 William street. From the Rev. 1. JV Sprazue, Pastor of the fourth Congregational Church, Hartford, Conn. Dr. G. R. Phelps, . Sir ror several years past I have found it well to keen in my family a bottle of castor oil and other simple modi fies, and no doubt titer timely use has been greatly bene ficial in preserving our health. For some time past I have made use of your Compound Tomato Pills, as a substitute lor those medicines, and have been so much pleased with their mild, yot effective operation, that they have become our family medicine, while others have been laid aside, I prefer them for myself and children, to any other medicine 1 have over used to correct the irregulnrities of the stomach and bowels. lours, &c. 1. N- M ICAUlt.. The following Letter, just received, illustrate in an in tnriM'tinff manner. Ihe annlifvihilif v of this medicine in lu- rr. .,,,1 .r.rr.n.li.. .i...H, .nA im UnntllCr CViJellCB of its effects as an alternative, in changing the action of the glandular and absorbent systems, and in renovating the constitution impaired by protracted disease although in some oases it may take considorahle time (as it does for all remedies which operate as alternatives) to produce its full and complete effects. The accompanying remarks of Messrs, Chesebrough & Leonard, will show that the statement of Mr. Vredenburgh s entitled to our full confidence and is without exaggera tion. iioME.N. Y. April 23d, 1839. G, R. Phelps, M. D. Dear Sir Although a stran ger to you, I have taken the liberty, at the suggestion of your agents in this place (Messrs. Chesebrough & Leonard) to give you an account of the very remarkable effects of your Compound Tomato Pills upon my system. I hare been for many years afflicted with painful Tumour upon my breast and having consulted moat of the physicians in this vicinity, and havo tried their various prescriptions : notwithstanding which the tumour constantly increased un til it became the size of two or three inches in diameter.. My general health had become much impaired, and forsev eral months past have suffered much from a severa and al most constant pairt in my head. In abort, by the univer sal advice of the many physicians I consulted, I had con cluded that my only hope of relief was in submitting to have the tumor removed by a surgical operation. Just at this time (viz: last fall) 1 saw one ol your circulars, uu was advised to commence t course- of your medicine more with the hope of restoring my general health than with any expectation of removing or reducing the tumour. I have now taken about a dozen boxes (small size) of your Pills, and my headache has entirely left me ; my general health is excellent J and strange as it may appear, the tu mour has almost disappeared. It ia now only about the size of a large pea , and I have no doubt but it will soon be entirely removed, in consequence of the effects of your, medicine, as above stated. I have felt it my duty as weUi as a pleasure, to recommend it to others in this vicinity J and in every case, so far as 1 Vave heard, it has given the most perfect satisfaction and proved itself a most valuable medicine especially in long standing diseases. Yours very respectfully, Andrew VredenbuhgH- .Rome, April 27th, 1839V G. R. Fhelp$, M. D. Dear Sir Herewith we send you the statement of Mr. Andrew Vredenburgb, very, respectable farmer of this town. His case is considered a very remarkable one, and his statements may be relied up on with the utmost confidence. Your Pills have fully established themselves in this vi cinity ; and the demand for them is constantly increasing. If desirable, we can send you several other certificates of cures effected by the use of your Pills. W e remain yours, &c. Chesebrough & Leonard. Second Letter from Dr. Eaton, dated Brookfield, Ms. March 29, 1839. Dr. Fhelps Dear Sir Your Pills are in great demand; I have but a few on hand : no one who has taken them but are perfectly satisfied with their beneficial effects in remov ing disease, however long standing. I shall be at Hart ford about the 15th of next month, and I will bring witU me a number of certificates from persons of tbe first res pectability, of cufes which they have performed, some ten, twelve and of twenty years standing. The one last mentioned is a Mr. Luther Stowell of South Brookfield who has had a carious ulcer of most formidable kind and lias never been one day without bandaging his leg from the foot to the knee. His certificate I shall bring with me. Please send me six dozen boxes more, on the receipt of this, and oblige, Yours, &c. J. E. Eai os, JCJFor a full account ot this most interesting discov- ry, testimonials, mode of operation ,&c, see pamphlets,' which may be had gratia of all who sell these Pills. None are genuine without the written signature of G. 11. Phelps, M. D., sole proprietor, Hartford. Conn. CAUTION. The unprecedented popularity of these Pills has induced several persons to prefix the name of To mato PilU to their various preparations, evidently with the intention of deceiving these enquiring for Phelps' Tomato Pills. The Public cannot be too cautious to avoid all these anomalous ' Tomato Pills' and 4 Extracts of Tojiato, nor too particular to observe that the original and only genuina Compound Tomato Pills, are signed by the Proprietor, G. R. PHELPS, M. D., Hartford, Conn. itCP For sale, wholesale and retail, by SILAS 3JR BANK, Jr., sole agent, Montpclier, Vt. FULL S1IAFTOED Riding Saddles a new article and superior to anv before offered for sale in this vicinU ty. Also 2 dos. Common do. manuirtiirl irom tirat. rate Philadelphia Skirting, and by an experienced work man, for sale bv CUTLER & JOHNSON. Mnntpelirr, April 27lh, 1H39. A PRIME LOT OF Just received and for aale by JEWETT, HOWES CO. 18 tf May 4, 1839. ALLEN & POLAND, BoX, Jot $ 3Wj .S<et'S'w sr-jma.Jsrjmrrjr'aB: HAVING procured from Boston new and elegant founts of the most FASHIONABLE TYPE, are prepared to prosecute the above business, in all its branches : and have no hesitation in saving that all work entrusted to them will be executed in a style not inferior to that of any ott er establishment in Vermont. C7 Office, one door West from the Post-Office Stalest. Montpclier, January 5th, 1839. Notice. CW. STORRS having received into co-partBcrsbip JAMES R. and GEORGE LANGDON, will con tinue business at the Langdon store recently occupied by Baylies & Storrs, under the firm of STORRS & LANGDONS. And the patronage of their friends and the public generally, is respectfully solicited. C. W. STORRS, JAMES R. LANGDON. GEORGE LANGDON. Montpelier, April I. 1839. THE VOICE OF FREEDOM Is published every Saturday morning, at $2 ayear,pry able in advance. If payment be delayed till the end of the year, Fifty Cents will be added. 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