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AND STATE JOURNAL,. K. 1 WALTON AND SON, PUBLISIIERS. MONTPELIER, TUESDAY, FEBltUAItY 7, 1837. VOL. XXX, NO. 19....WII0LE NO. 1580. gi PRIl ANNUM SI.50 IN ADVANCE, SI1IPWH.KOK Hy Kalconkh. Tlio sceno ofdcath i closcd ! tliu mournful slraitu Uhsntve m ily'mg lanuor cn the ear ; Yet Pily wecps, yct Syinpathy complains, And ilunib Susjicnso avvaits d'crwliclm'd witli fcar. t Yo lost companioiis uf dbitruss, adlou ! Your loils, and pains, nnd daugcri arc no moro ! Thc (ompcBt now shill liowl unhcard by you, Wliilo Occan smitcs in vain thc trcmbling sliorc. On you thu blant, surchargcd wlih rain and snow, I ii winter's disnial nijhts 110 moro shall bcal ; Unfult by you llic vcrtic sun may glnw, And scorch thc pantinij carlh witli bancful bcat. No moro on yon s ido walery wastc you slrayi While hungcr and dUcaso your lifo consumc, Wliilo parching thirst, that burns without allay, Korbids tho blastcd roso ofliealtli to blooin. What tliough no funcral ponip, nor bortnw'd toar, Your hoitr of dcath to gai'mg crowds shull tcll; Nor weeping fricnds altend your sablu bicr, Who ladly lly listcri to tho passing uoll Tho tutor'd sigh, tho vain parado of woe, No real anguish to tho soul impart; And oft, alas ! ihc tcar that friends bestuw, Belics thc lalent feclings oftho hcart. Yct shall Itcnwmbranco from Oblivion's vcil Itulicvo your sccno, and sigh with gricf sinccre, And sofl Compassiun at your tragic talo In silent tribuio pay tho Kindrcd tiar. TIIE MYSTERY OK LIFE. UV HtV, JOHN OAMDOLU. So many yoars I've sccn thosun, And call'd thcse eyes and hands niy own ; A thousand little acts I'vc donc, And childliood havo, and manhood known : O what i! lifo 7 and this dull rouml To trcad, why was a Bpirit bour.d 7 So many airy draughts and lincs, And warm excursions of llie mind, Havo fillcd my soul with great dcsigns, While practico grovollod far bchind : O what is thought? and whcro withdraw Tlio glories which my fancy saw 7 So many tcndcr joys and woos Have on niy quivcring soul had powcr; Plain life wiih hcightening passions roso, Tho boatt or burdcn of their hour : O what 13 all wo fcol 7 why flcd Tlicso pains and plcasurcs o'cr my licad 7 So many human souls divine, Somo at onc intorview difplacd, So oft and frecly mixed with minc, In lastin' bunda my hcart havo laid ; O what is fricndship why impn saed On my w cak, wrctchod, dying brcast 7 So many wondrous gleams of light, And genllo ardorg fiom abovc, Havo madn rao sit, liko seraph bright, Somc momcnls on a tlirono of lovc : O what is virtuo 7 why had I, Who am so low, a tasto so high 7 Ere long, vhen Sjivcrcign Wisdom willi, My soul an unKnown palh shall tread, And strangely leave, who strangely 611s This franic,and naft me to tho dead: O what is dcath 7 'us bfe's last shore, Whero vanitios aro vain no moro ; Whoro all pursults tlitir goal obtain, And life is all ie-touchod again ; Whoru in thnir bright rcsult shall rise, Thougbts, virtucs, fricniships, gricfs, nnd joys. For the 'Watchmin nd Journal. Me-srs. Waltons In an c.tract from a letter from Alvan Stewart, in yotir papcr of Sd ult. it sceins to W asaumecj :is an un-; dcniable posilion, thal the powcr givcn to CotiKrcss, by tlic Fcderal Constitution, "ioj rcgulatc the conirocrce umoiig the tsevcral Stalcs," unquestionably incltides tlif piiwer to " abolish the inlcrnal vtwHwfernal Anicr ican slave trade," and tliuu to givc Ihc dealh Lloiv to Ainerican slavcry itself. Up on this positiun, too, in introducing thc cx tracts to thc notice of your rcaders, tlicrc kcems lo bu placcd somcihing Iike ancdito. rial rndorscment. And thc positiun has lic-cn cagerly, and with undoubting confi dcncu, laid tiold of, by your rcspectcd cor K'spoudtMii, " an agcd Minister," who, liav itig quoU'd thc prnvisiim in thc Constitu tion, unhcsiiatingly uftirms that, " In ihc vxerc'toc f thU powcr Congreas have a pcrfecl rijht to intcrdict thc internal slave trade, and to dcclarc, that all, who arc cn pagcil in this traJc, xliall bc considcrcd and trcatcd a- pirat(;n." 11c says, inorcovcr, ' Evcry otie niusl tee at oncc, that il Con gress will exercise tlieirconsiituttonalpow cr, and placc ihe liomc slavu Irallic on ihc sarae fooiing with thc Jnreign, a dc.ith bluw will be givi'n to slavcry." This, tuo, lic says Coii!rcss will ilo, " wliencvcr llie pcople iii thc frce Siaics wish ihcin to do it." Ho adds, iu cunchision, " licrc, then, wc coinc to a point, and arc constra ineti to nay, that if slavcry U nol ruounded io dcath, it "is becanse the pcople in thc free Siaics will not do their duty. Tlic sin liclh at their dnor." Now, Messrs. Edttors, all ihis rcally tooks 8omcvvhat plausible, and rpiite inipos Jng. II the position llms conlidently us fiunitd h ecrtainly corrcct, it is tiot sccn ihat the conclusjoti can bc othervvise than inevitablc. Io4ng certainly corrcct, loo, thc posilion mnst be one, the importancc of which, in thc pretent siate of llmigi in our otintry, cannol bc casily ovcrratcd. Up on it may hang suspi-ndfd the dearcfil tem jj.iral inteasis, if not cvcn ihe tternal in tercsls, of millions of our fcllow mcn. It is surL'ly no wonder, thcn, that wliercver Mr. Stcwart ran catry conviction of its cntirc correctncBS, lie bhould ftnd nothing hkeit " tu convince doulitinf: niinds ol thc praclicability of ntiti-lavery tncasurcs ;" or that " an agcd Minibtcr,1' fully convin iced, us no douht he is, ol iii cntirc corrcct ncss, should sei7.c il, with so niueh nvidity, m flie vcry "levcr tliat is to raise and ovcr turn Ihe horrid svstcm of slavciy that dis uraces our laiid.'1 llrnce, too, the qors tion, il, itidccd, it may be inadc a qnostion, wtitthcr ilip position ossumcd be, orbe not, cerlainly correct, becnmcs one of thodcen. cst inlcicft. I say, if, iiidend, il may bc made ti qiiestinn, I'or I do not forget that loth Mr. Slewart and your voneruhlc cor. respondcni, have Kct it liirlh just as if ils corrcctnees werc bcyond all qticslion jusi, indccd, ai il it wcrc incoiilrovertibly estab lishcd, and nuivcrsally admitted. Yct I oivn tliai, aller all, iherc sectns to ine to bc snnic rcason to apprehcnd that its entirc correctness may not be stislaincd, cithcr in ihc halls ofCongrcss, or hy ihe Judicial iri hunals ol our counlry; and, of coursc, sonie rcason lo fear ihnt lhoe, who now bct it I'orth with so inuchassurance, arc just prcparing thcuiselvc?, and those who tnay adnpt their views, for a gricvous disap poitnnient. I shall Hinccrcly rcjoice, Alcssrs. Editors, if my apprchcnsion can be shown 10 be grouudless ; 1 cunnot but indulgc tlicm. So exccedingly scusiiivc arc our southcm brethreu, and so cxcccdinglysensilivehave they nlivnys bccn, in respecl lo whalcver may allecl whal they considcr to be their rigiils, or llicir propvrty, that il scems scarccly crcdiblc llial they cver did asseut, or llui ihcy cvcr would have asscnicd, to nny Couslittition, undcrstanding it lo give Congress any such powcr, as tliat whicli il is now claiined lliat Ihe Constitution duCb givc lo tliat body. Much rathcr, probably, jnight it have hccn cxpectcd, that thc giv iug o( such a power would bc rcsistcd cvcu unto blood. Al ihc lime wlicn thc Consli lulion was loriued nnd adopted, tlicrc was, among tlic pcople of south, no want of thc samc spiril, which has becn ruore rccently manifcslcd in that quarier, on the suhjeut ol slavcry. Ilere is onc ground of doubt. 13ut this is not all. It is now almust lorly and eight years since our Geueral Govern menl went inio opcralion, undcr Ihc prcs cut Constitution, during which tlic wtilcroi t Ii is article has advanccd from carly nian licin! lo an old ngc, somcwhat beyond that to whicli " an aged Minister" has yct at taincd, and if, in all this time, uniil vcry rccently, the power in qucsliou has cvcr bccn conlendcd lor, as conlained iu the Constitution, cithcr ihc fact has strangely failed ol cvcr coniing lo his knowledge, or 11 has not lcss strangely cscaped his rccol lcciion ; and it does fceem passing slrange that such a power, if it was intcnded lo bc g'tvcn, or was iu lact given, should have rc maincd so long unii'juccd a dead letter. Surcly occasions lor its bcing noiiccd and asscrted have not becn, until now, allogeth cr wanting. It sccms matter of sorne won der, parlicularly, that auch a provision, il il actually cxists, should not have received al L-ast a passing nolice by one of ourown respected Reprcscnialives, m hisveryable and conclusive prgumcut on ihe subject o( slavcry in the District ol Columbia, during the last sessinn of Congress. Uesides, il docs scem somcwhal questionablc, whether a power to " realate? ' 10 whatever il may apply, is exaclly equivalent to a power to ' triterriiei," or " abolish." Because Con gress has powcr to "regulatc cornmerce a mong the scveral Statcs," in thc cotton ol thc south, and the granite of the north, does it cerlainly follow Ihat it has poiver to " interdicl, or "abolish," this cornmerce? I only inquire, Mcssts: Editors, for my own infurmalion, and the informalion of o'.hcrs. For I Irccly own that I do not (ecl mysclf to he, and ihat I sirongly suspecl that many olhcrs arc not, suilicienlly vers ed in constitutional law, to decid'e, with coiifidcncc, ihe very inlcrcsting quesiion, Which 1 have vcnturcd to raise. What 1 would is, that somc one ol your correspon dents, learncd in ihe constitution and iaws of ourcountry, may have thc L'uodness to lake up this imporianl eubjcct, add place it in its truc nghi nciore thc puuiic. ii tne power vcsteil in Congress, by Ihc Constitu tion, " to rcgulatc cornmerce atnong thc scveral Staten," was dcsigned to include, and docs, in fact, undeniuhly include thc powcr to " intcrdict," or " abolish, the in ternal Amcrican slave trade," let this bc clcarly sliown, and then lcl us all rejoicc that this discovcry has al last, though so latc, bccn matlc. and lcl us all lay liulcl ol "ihe levcr, and ply il wiih all our might." Yes, if it be nccessary, let us, indccd, hcap our pctitions upou the tabius of Congress, uutil thcse tablcs groan bcncath their wcight, and give that hotinralile hudy no ri'sl, uniil it shall assert iis constiluiional powcr, which il has so long neglccled lo usc. and nut an cnd to au abhorred Irallic, which is not only "thr disgracc of our laud," but an ubouiination in ihe sighl ol Gud. But il, ulicr all, as ihcre sccms to ino somc rtcbon to ap)rchend, it should ap pear that the power now so coufldcntly claimcu lor uongrcss, was nevcr lincnucd lo be given, and ucvcr has bct u in fact giv en, hy tlie Uousuiuiion, ol whal avatl can it be coniiuually lo vc.x llinl houorablc body wiih petitions, tirging it to do what it has no conslilulional auihorily lo pcrform? What purpnsc can thc proposcd inuhipiied petitions answer, bui jiisi to cxasjieraic, moreand more, tho peoplc ol thu souih a ainst ihc pcople ol ihc north, and ihe pco ple ol Ihe nurih against llic pcople ol the south in a word, to "sow discord atnoiig brcllircnr" And, is noi ihic, too, bcarccly lcss than Ihc odious Irafllc iu slavciy itself, among thc "six ihings" which "theLord dmli iiatc, and Ihe scvcu whicli are an a bominalion unio him?" CEl'HAS. Janu-iry 23, 1837. I S. Aeln the District of Columbia, Ihe Cunstilution says, that here, "The Congress nliall have powcr to exercise exclnsivc legislaiion in all cascs whatever." It is not seen, Ihcrefore, how Ihe power ol Congress to abolish slavery and theblavc trade in thc District can be deuied. Uemaiiks. It is truo, ono of tlio oJilors in troduccd tlio doctrine of Mr. Stowart to the readcrs of tlio Wotchman' widi commcndalo ryrcniatlot it i at tho satno tiino truo, tliat tlio ollior ol' tlio cclitori doubtcd tnucli of Ihe correctness of tho doctrine ; nor have thoae doubls becn reuioved, cithcr by tlio communi culijur " on aged minister," or by what ex aminonn ho has bccn nblo to tuako of loino of tlio bcat autliorilics on conslilulional law. Tlic doctrine advanccd by Mr. Gtcwart, and adopted by "an agcd minitlcr," it, tliat Con gress, undcr tlio grant of powcr in tlioConsti. Itition " to regulale comnicrco with forcign na tioiiH, and among tho scveral ttatcs and with tho Iudian tribcs," is compctcnl lo yrohibU tlio internal slave trade. " Ccplias" has stattcd tlio grand objcclion to tlio doctrine, to wit: tliat tlio powcr to "regulalo" cnnnotju a power to dtalroy ; and it is an objcction which sccms to bo fatal. If it is not fatal in this instancc, then it is not in anothcr prccisely liko it : Con grcas is lo " coin monoy, rtgulatc tlio valuo thcrcof, and of ftireign coin." Vf ill it bo con-1 tcnded evriouely tliat it may pass alaw making j coin valuolcss, or dcatroying it ? In ycarsgono by, Conrc;s, 0n tlic authority of tlio clausa autliorizing it to rcgulata comnicrcc, cnactcd byslcms of prohibi tion and nori.inlcrcourso : this was iu a rncasuro dtstroying conimcrcc, but it was for a llmiltd pcriud and for llic pur posc of carrying out au objcct clcarly icilhin Its powcr: and thcn tlio riglit o( Congress to lay a pcrpctual cmbargo was rcsislcd, says Mr. Story in his work on tlio Constitution, bccauso it was " an oiiiifiiuKon, and not a rcgulation of conimcrcc." Does not tlio saino argumcnt, witli great force, opply to thoqucstioninliand? Bul it ia not the intcntion to urguc tho point : J rathcr inclincd to seek light, than lo attcmpt to givo it, tlio wntcr would suggcst rpicstions for thc cxaminatian of othcrs. Il has bccn dc cided by tho Suprcmc Court of llic Unitcd Statcs, (Gibbons vs. Ogdcn, 1 Wheaton 193,) that " tho powcr to rcgulato connnercc cxtcnde to evcry tpecies of commercia! intcrcourso b c twccn tho Unilcd Slatcs and foreign nutions, and among tho sevoral states" and in the. samc caso tlio power to " regulatc" is defincd to bo " tho power to picscribc lliu rulc by which comrncrccis lo bo gbicrnud." HviJciitl, by this ducision, tho internal slavo trado, (tliat is, betwttn the states, but not bctwecn dilTcrcnt parts of onc sla'.e,) is a inattcr with which Congress has somcihing to do : but can it do ony thing nioro than to defino thef'matmcr in which that trade is to bc carried on 7 Ncith cr in tlio journal of the convcntion which forra cd tho Conslilution, in tlio dcbatc, in tlio Fcd eralisl, in tho discussions in Congress, nor in any work upon tlic Constitution, as atpresent appriacd, is tbcro a siaglo word to bu found rc latlvo lo tlio power now ulaiiuud oVor this parti cular subject. Tho inquircr is left, then, to consult tlio Conslilution itself, Ibo citcuinstan ccs undcr which it was formcd and tho known orprobablc intcntion of its framcrs, beforo ho can dccidc on this ipjestion. It strikcs mo that a very cursory cxamination will lcad evc ry ono scriously to apprehcnd, if ii will not thoroughly convincc, tliat it nevcr was tlic in (cnfion of the framers of tho Conslitulion, nor of tho people wlio adopted it, (o confcr upon Congress any such control ovcr tho subject ol slavcry us is contcndcd for by Mr. Slcwarl. Tlio word slavcry is not in thc Constitution, nor the words ilave trade : cvcn tlic ri"ht lo prohibit tlio importation of slavcs from forcign countrics afler 1S08, was couched in a tcrm ol extrcrnodclicacy tbegcneral tcrm " pcrsons." Why this dclicocy,and that, too, when a tnem ber of the convention (Mr. Martin,) tclls us tliat this article was intended to apply ony to tho importation of slavcs from foreign coun trics, jfifie intcntiun then was to confer upon Congress unlimltcd potcr with rcspcct lo slavcry 7 Thc truth is, and it is a part of the history of the Constitution, that tlic powcr to prohibit tliecrefg-n slavo trado was oblaincd only by comproinisc ; thc Southcm statcs op poscd it and tlio Nortlicrn ins'utcd ; cvcntual ly thc Northcrn stalcs agrccd to give the sub ject oftho foro'gn slavo trudo a rcvpitcof Iwen ly years, from 1788 to 1808, on condilion that tho Soulhcrn statcs would grant a claiisc in Iho Conslilution allowing Congress to pass naiigation acts. Tliis was thu bsrgain iu tlio convcntion, ar.d thus this part of tho conslilu tion was formcd : is it probablc, thcn, Ihat tlio iiiuu itiiu iiiuuu iiiib uaiuiu, ui 1111. vcry limc, and in tho eamo Conililulioii, iileniitil to put in thu hands of Congress a weapon infi nitely morc dungerous (o slavery, than was thc powcr to abolish tho forcign slave trade 7 If it was not the intent of tho framcrs of Ihe con stitulion so lo do, thcn it bccomes well mcan ing mcn soriously lo inrjuiro hotvfur auy con strudion of llio Cons.ilution now, conlrary to tlio tiilftil of tlic convcntion nf 88 and of the pcople who ralificdilndoings, istobosanclion cd. Much as wc nblior slavery, wo would pay a sacrcd regatd to tho Couulitution. Vhen Ihe Eniperorof China diea, all his suhjecls are prnhibiled frntn niarr.ving, or phtyingnn nny musical instrunicnt forone nuudred days. There arc n London 900,000 pcrsons wlio have no place lor rellgious worship. In the eflorls niaklng to remedy this dolcct, the disscnlcrs are on ihe qui vivc, nnd cx hihil, as usual, great zeal and eflioiciir.y. They conlcmplale crecting 50 chapels ; and ihe second ond third raie merchants 011 Iheir Biib8cription list, have manv ol Ihcin given 1000 each. Iiot. Trans'crijit. U. S. Arsenal at WaiiTtmvii, Mas., (says Ihc N. II. Palladium orihe 14 insi.) conlaiiiitif.' 70,000 slnnd of arms, was en lircly dcstroycd hy firc on Wcdnesdfiy last, The valuc ol properiy destroyed cannol be much aliorl nf a niillion ol dollars, Anihal Maonetism a mystcry prctcndcd to bo discovcrcd many ycara ago in Francc, and onco lliought to bo prctly fairlyj cxploded is now all tlio fashion "down east." A Mr CliatlcB Poyen, o Frcnchmau, lias bccn en lightcning the pcoplo of Iloslon and along llio coast wiih Iccturc?, and a yankco, lalo from Dartmoutb, has wondcrfully aslonished tlicm with oxperimcnts of an iuteri'Oting and mosl singular kind. Tlio prctcndcd rcsults of ani mal niagnctism cxceed human undcrelur.ding, and so llicro is no wotidcr that tncn will havo none, or but little failh, to b'clievo cvcn what they apparcnlly scc. Wc lliink thcro is too much cvidcnco lo pcrniit iun ultcfly to rcjcct i animal tnagnclisai ; yct it is a very liard inat tcr to bring llic inind Jo bollcvo it. Tlio fol lowing uccount of eundry experimciiln wo liiul in tho Ilsston Courier. Dr. Capron is rcprc soutcd to bo " much cstccuicd for his profesa- ional nbililics anij moral qualilics;" lic rcsidcs in I'rovidencc, III I. : Tho subscribcf, having bccn induccd by at tonding Mr. Pcycn's lcelurcs and thc vcry groal ilegrco of excilcmcnt tliat has cxioleil upon thc subjcel, to uiakc a tcries of, experi mcnts in Aniina Magnctisin, cor.aidcrs it a duty, in order tupioinotu tl.u invebtigation of so mystcrious atiJ important a nubjccl, tostalo that, among the cascs he lias magnetized, he ban produccd onc " utiiiou<ci ca of somnum bultsm." Tlio young lndy xvlio was the subject of this vcry curious alfeclion hasforanutnbt'rofyear bcen a palicnt of tho subscriber, and, al tlio tiino of Iho cxpcrimcnts, was a residcnt iu his family. An inlinmte acijuaintancc with hcr for seveial years, enablcx liiin to say, wilhoul fcar of contradiction, tliat tlio is a young lady whoso modesty and invariablu regard lo truth would render ber ivholly incapablc of-any al teinpls to dcccive. cven supposins ebc could linve ui.y intercel 111 so uoing, which cannol ou lulloning uveiuug, 1.110 was aam rnagnclizpil, llio fact, as ulie is very rcluctant to have uurjintlie prcscnco of scveral pliysicians. Thc iiatnc ki.own bcforu lliu pubhc as a soiiinam- cougli, this cveiiiug, Ivhicli had bccn incessniil bulist. The diteise of this palicnt has Ucn j un lictir, uud would, nlmosl certainly, havo so complctely aiiumalous, Ihat any alleinpl to conlinucd lour or livo liours longcr, was cn stato what il lias becn would bo frtiilloss, cx-' tircly rclicvcd in lcss tbati two minules, and, cepi oy u icuiousuiiu pumcuiur ueticripiiun 01 symptoms. It 13 suflicicnt for tlic prcscnl pur poso to say, that wlicn llicsucxpciiincnts wcro connnencid, shc ivas subject to (requeut at tacks of u vcry singular ncrvous afl'eclion, which dcprivcd lur not only of hcr rcason, bul alinost of consciousncss for anumbcrof liours. When in this slate, hcr appearanco rcsctnblcd, moro than any thiug clsc, tboso of a pcrson Inboiing undcr comprcssion of thu brain, from dropny of that orpan. This dislrcssing alfec lion will ficijuciitly relurn periodically, scver al days in succussion, conuncncing in tlio car ly part of tlio cvcning, and lusling uniil about clevcn o'clock, wlicn it passus ofl', and sho ap pcars liko a pcrson awaking Irom alcep. Somclimcs, howcvcr, hcr liead appcars to bo cntirely frco from complaint, and hcr lcfl fcidu is aflected with thu nioat severn spasmoilic pains; and at olher tiincs, inttcad of thcsoaf fcclions, shc is nfleclcd with inccssaiit cougli, which, as well as tho pain in the side, observcs wiih tlie grealcst prcciaion tlic snnic pcriods as ino uisoruer ol tlic licad. 1-or thcsuand nuin bcrlcss othcr cnmplainls whidi shc has had witliin thc last foui jcars, a great nurnbor of rcmedies havu becii prcscribed, but wiih liulu benellt, cxcept Ihat the has alwavs rccoivcd tumporully from blui'ding. Thu firsl time 1 niaenctizcd hcr, it waa dono from ineru curi oaily, when shc was entirelv denrivcd of her j rcason, and npparcntly of cuneciuusncsa of Wliat was passing. 1 nmde liut lew passes, my iiuuua priucipuuy upou lliu lorc liead, and avoidcd such motions as iniglit di turb hcr, in case shc had nny deprce of con sciousncss rcmaining. Thc iflects wcro al most instantaneous, eo much so indccd as to astonish mc vcry uiucli ; somc phenutnciia be-' ins produccd, which I was, by 110 mcaii., cx I pecting to wilncss. Shu iinmedialtly bccamo 1 cxtremely uneasy, uppcaring to sutrer great ! pain, cspecia'.Iy wheicver 1 put my hands. Not onlv did she aiipcar to fccl nain wlicn mv I Iiand was in aclual contract wiih hers, but when it was only in approximation to any parl of her body or limbs shc had frcqucnt painful spnsmodic uclions of Iho mutclcs of llic part. If, for inslance, I put niy Iiand upon her hcad, shc would throw il froui 1110 witli violeiicc, and us I passcd it down bcloro her eycs, thc would start batk as tliough u bull of fitu had passcd near tlicm. Hcr hands and feet werc invnriu- bly withdrawn and gcnenilly with n spasmo- uic action, when I hld my hands ucar lliein, I . , . . iueu, tou, il was uono in sucii u iuaiincr tuai it was iinposfiblc for hcr lo sccor in any way unow. cxcrin uirou!;! tliu usctirv ol lcvlins, f ol lceli uut wnal 11.06I ustonislKU me wus, lliu el fcct produccd by my putting my liaiul lo thc pil ol llio slomucli this gavu her greal dis Irrss. ller hrcalhing hccamc hurried and la. boiion, and shc frcrpienlly would groan aluud. As soon, howcver, as my hand was rcmovcd, llicso symplums would disappcar, nnd hcr hrculhing would ogain bccomc cnlin us bcfbrc, matcnal cbangc was pioduccd in liertom plaiiits ul thU tinic. Thu following night, thc couuii caino on, iinuticiiueu uy papi, m ony o. I -i' .1. . I ...I ... I 1 .1 ... leclion 01 tlie lieuiJ, nnil J ilclcnninitl to inog- nctizu ber more 1 fl'eclcallv ; to put hcr to slcep. if possiblc, and obcetlnin whal influcnco it iuighl havu upon hcr malady. As toon us 1 comincnccd llie ordinary manipuluUons, iho bcgan lo be dislresscd in tho sumo mauncr us sho had lieen llio cvening prececdiug. Iler djstrcss and uncueinoss increascd lor about eight or ten uiiiiutcs, when hcr cougli bcgan lo subaide, and hcr brcatbing to grow less In borious; in two or thrco minutes moro tlic cougli hegnn to subsid;, and hcr brcathing to grow leis labarious ; in two or llircc mimdt'S more lliu cougli ceaaid culircly, shc beraiuu perfcclly calm ; and, iu fiflrt'ii or cightu'ii minules from tlio comincnceincnl, sho was asleep, 1 was at this litno obligud to lcaie hcr bcfore she was sound asleep, and sho awoko soon nficr epontancously. Had thc inanil'es. ttitions becn conlinucd, llio Mecp, no doubt, would havo bcen much moro profound, From Ihis ideep sho awoko refrcshrd ; was tm usnal ly cheerful, and wo had hupcs tliat soino good would rcsult. The cougli did not rclinn again that night. After sho had bcrn owako about an huur, 1 again put hcr lo sleep, in prcscnco of lialf a dozcn ladics of hcr Dcquuinlance. It rcquitcd only a few minules to produconhat appcared lo he llio most profound alcrp.--Whilo in this slato, a iiiimbrr ol soiiiuninbulic phcnunicnu wcrc elkitcd, Il was imposfib'lo for any person cxccpt mysolf to attract hcr ol tcntion in tho lcast. Dut (o tlio lowcst word from tne, sho would rcrpond with as much rcadincss as ihougli sho had bccn awakn. Ma ny attcmpls werc mndo by tboso prcscnl, in varioiis waj, to walso hor, but without ma kiug thc lcast imprcsion npon hcr. 1 askcd hcr several ipjcslions respecling her fcelings, and nll of which elie nuswercd, eitlier bytigns, or in a low voicc. It ut first appcared to bo dilficiltt for hcr lo tpcak. but ulterwnrdn nlin spokii distinclly. A considcrablo varicly of cxpcnnicnis wero uiauo to nrccrtaiii wliellicr sho rcally wos conscious of tlic prcscnco of my liandj, uhen bold ovcr, ar.d in ncar np proxlmalion to any part of hcr body or linibs, ns was tlio casa tlio prcccdinc cvcnin!'. In ur- dcr Ihat thvsc cxpcriuicnts should bo cntirely ...i.r..... i. j(.n. i . silisfactory, sho was blindfoldcd, in such a inanncr that it was itnposssiblo for hcr to sec, nnd tlio opcrimtnts wcrc mndo wiih so much caution, Ibnt there wns 110 liossiblo incans ol hcr knowing wliero my iiand was, cxccpt ihrougli lliu incdium of fcr'liug. It wis also aeccrtaincd, boyond a doubt, iTiatsho was con ecious of my prcsoncc or abscncc from thc room. To provo this, shc bcing etill blindfol dcd, I would pas out of the room with great caution, and, uftcr beiug abscnt somo time, would relurn without my boots, so still tliat il was inipossiblo for any pcrson to hear tne. As soon as 1 arrivcd at thc bcdsidu, uud fixcd my cycs upon hcr, with a wifli llrnt shu would npon her eycs, elie would show tins of reco"- nition, and, on rcnioviug thu handkCrclilcr, hcr eyes woijd bo found fixcd upon inc. SI10 was asked, if elie kncw wlicn I waa in liicrooin or out of it. Slie f uiil shc did. I thcn askcd her if sbu saw or hcard mo ; lo which shc answer cd, that sho did not. Upon puisuing tho in quiry furllicr, sho said fdio was sensiblc of my prcscnco or abicnce, by her feclings. Afler fully satisfying inystlf, and all prcscnl, that sho rcally was iu a slutc of Fomnambulisni, and shc appcatins sonicwliut falizticd. I a- woko hcr, fcaring her situation lo be rathcr dislrcssmg than rcfrcshing. Immcdiatcly nf- terawaKing, siic wai consiuerauiy (lislrcj?ed, ond had rutlier an uncouifortablo ni"lit. Thc 111 uuuut iun uuuuii;?, buu ivub nuuuu aeiecp.' Shc had bccn promiscd Ihat tlicrc should not lio many cxprrimonU inaue this cvcning, which I felt iuysolf bound to obscrvo ; bul, nulwilhslanding only a lew Irials wcre inadc. to test hcr soniiiuuibulic powtrs, I presuino tlicrc was 110 one picsent who doubtcd, in thc lcast, Ihat dccided cfTects wero produccd, nr that shc was in a btuto of soinnuiiibiiiisni, howcvcr diirorcntly thc pticnomcna iniglit bc nccounlcd for. Since tho cvcning abova alludcd to, nho has scveral tiincs bcen magnotizcd, and once was put to slccp in fiftccn minules, by looltin" at her .from tho dtslanco of ten fect. As this magnctic slate 1ms always bcen nttcndcd by somo degrcc of distrcss, and is fullowcd with nucli futiguo, cxpcrimcnts havo not becn mul tiplied ; ncither has shc bcen kcptin thatstate any conniderable lengtli of time. On onc oc caition, howcver, afler piilliug her to slcep, I (old hcr lo usit her family in thc country, which shc did, and wlicn slin awokc it appcatcd to icr iiiic n rcaiitv. one oetcriocij llio particu- nlar situation of Ihrco out ol four of tho tnem 1 bcrs of the family. Il is worlhy ol rcmaik, ' that it aftcrwutda provcd Ihat thc 0110 which I fhe did not secm to sec, was nbsent from hoine. 1 ibough she had 110 knowledge of this fact. Whether she was corrcct with rcspcct to tho othcr incmbcrs of the family or not, has not breu atccrtaincd. Tho wntcr, hiinsclf, puts 110 confidcncu in lliis vision, bclicving it to bc u iiicrc drcam, cxcilrd by llic impicssion inade npon tho mind by coinmandof tlicmauetizer, in tho samc manncr that drcams nro nroduced in ordinary slcep, by whatever ulTictsthcsens rs sufficienlly lo make an impression upon tho brain. She drauk watcr this cvcninsr, which shu was lold was cordial, and, after she awokc. sho ihought she had drank cordial, lliougli shc had lio rccollcction or being (old what it was, ncither did sho rcmcmbcr being told to visit hcr fricnds. After she was sound aslccp, she was told to sleep until nino o'clock. I was undcr tho ncccssity of leaving hcr about an ' hour during my abscnce, many atlempts wero j madi to awokc hcr by different peisons, but without uttracting the lcast nolico from hcr. On my relurn, u lew minules beforo ninc, elie being still aslcep, I was impnrtuncd to arouso hcr, und makc somo cxpcrimcnts, to which I rcluclantly conscnttd. The inslant l addrcs- scd hcr, hcr cyes flew opcn as tliough springs wcrc atlachcu to tlicm, uuU tho partially u- ' 1 TT ... woue. j jer reiuemuvu iu iciuuiii luni-riii iuui slulc, she bcing vcry much fatigucd, prevcnted mo rro"! ncain cloi'inc her cycs: not williston ding my curiusily lo uitncss thu rcsult of lliu cxpetinient. As, boHCVcr, the well knew thc tiincs at which sho was to nwukc at thosauio time, tliut sho did not Unow tho muiintr in which shc kncw it, uut rcmcinbcring that shc had been lold to uwnl.c al that tinic pcrhaps I shull not bc consideied ovcr crcdulnus in bc. liciing Ihat shu would have ubscrud thu limc pnciscly. Uespccting Ihc ifllcls produccd upon Ihis voini" ladv's cnse. it is bul candid lo icmark. tliat ullliougn tne succcs 01 1110 seconu cxpc rimcnt woh vcry greal, and lcd us lohope tliat much benifil would rcsult fromit.undaltliougli her cougli has alwuys been tcmpotully rclicv cd, unu, perliaps, 1 mnyauu,souic otiicr syinp tuuis uiiligalcd, shc did not, upon the wholc, dorivc any dccided advanlugc from Mogni lism. 13y a rcfcrencc to lliu nbovo caie, it will be obnervcd, firslly, that hcr sensc uf lccling, ns well pcrhaps as hcr other sentcs, with refcr cnce to llio magnelizcr, was veiy much cxaU led, so much so indecd, as to bo n-nsibltj of the prrfencc of his hand at tho distanco uf scveral inchen, and ol his ti'rson ut tho dis tancc of somu fcitj sccondly, that thc w-as unconscioun of tlio prcscnccof nny othcr pcr son than his, or tound, Ihan his vuico ; of coursc, her scnscs of feeling, seeing, and hcar ing, with refcrcnco lo othcrs, mnst have hccn, in a great dcgrec, paralyzed. And thirdly, it will be ohsprvrd, llial sho reiiieinbcrcd nothing tliat Irautpircd white in n slato nf souinaiubu lisni, but whal ho wishcd hcr to remcmber. And fourlhly, that hor lasto was obediunt lo his commnml. Altbough tho abovc cnso is by no mrain ai rcinutkablo as somo that havo nitfady beeu publislicd, nnd is not prctcndcd to bo suflicicnt lo C6tablir.li llio cxiHeni u of a piculiar agcut, collcd Animal MBElirliKin, ll Is hcprd, llial wlion addcd to tbosc alrrady beforo llio public, It will help lo cxcUc and kccp up a ppirit of in quiry, nnd that tho exislcncu of such a princi plo will nol bo licld a dclusion, until it has un dergono a full and impartial inveslication. GEOKOB CAPUON, M. D. The W1r.L-S1r.NT SAmuTii, Tho Sab bath, prc-cmiiicnily above cvery olher day, dcmaiids an individunl altcnfion to works ol piely and love, if we would mainlain a spiril ofpraycr. Its slaled and frequcnt rccurrcnce is evidenily dcsigned to inain. lain n habii of dcvolimi in ihc soul; and would men but avatl Ihemsclves of ihespir ilunl privilcirtH, and fccd upon ihe spirilu al food, whicli Sabballis provide, " in Ihe slrenglh of that ineai" they would be cna blctl to encountcr Ihe privalions nnd dis- traciions 01 tne inicrventng tlays ol scciilar life, nnd lo raise their spirilual course lo ihe Mount of God. with rinliiMicr. s.nfniv. and comlorl. An reirards Ihe Christia'11 world, ihc profanation or observance of thu Sabbalh is, rcspectivcly, onc of thc ourcbt mariis 01 a corrupt or a rclormed church. As rec.iriln Chrisllnn ivnpripnni m.int. ,1 pinus individual has lCBtified, withSirMal- tnew iiaie, niai tne co:r.iori 01 llie wcrk was intitnaiely connccled wiih ihc sirict and spirilual ohbcrvance ol'ilie Sabbalh. The Sahlialh opcns, as il werc, a vis'a iulo Ihe l.ingdom of Ilcnven, of which it is a rcflccled copy, tlmugh laint indccd and iinperlcct ; aml thereforc our rclish lur the onc, tcsis, not uticcrlaiiily, ihe dcgriL' of our prcparedncss lor ihc olher. IJui Sab balh sanclilicaiinn is not thc hcnrtlcss pcr fotmatice of any dutics, howcver cxcellent : il is u drinking inin llie Sabbath spiril, nnd a joylul ncquiesccncc in thc permiltcd ptiv ilege of bcrviiig the Lord ivithoui d.s Iracliou. The Sabbalh perraiis us, tm shncklcd, not only by worldly dutics, but by world ly cares and world ly ihnugliis, to worship in spirit a spirilual Gud. We should sttidy to mainlain, 1111 this saeicil day, a holy sercnity, a sanctifird clicerftil ness, uniiiurred by any allowed inirusion ol ihe disiracting htisine'ss or anxious cares of ordinary life. Every occupalion, word and thouuht, ..hould be s'lanipcil, " HolincsR tn thc Lord." Let us but do our parl, Gml bcing our helper ; let us but btudy lo prc servelhc tctnple uiidefiled, nnd preparcd lo receive llie heavenly visiltinl, and the spir il of praycr, peaco, and joy will cnk. iu and dwell Iherc. Let iib lurii nway our fooi from the Suhhnili, froui iloingnur'plea3 ureon God'a htdy day ; nnd honor him. not doing ourown ivayp, t.or fimling our own plcasurc, nor speaking ourown wonls ; and ihcn shull we (lellglil iuirselveH 111 llie Lnril : for 4 tlu; inouihof ihe Lord halhf.pukcn it." Tiie EMrEr.on ALEXANDr.n. This grcut aml good man so we eall him, fur ho we believc he was has left hehiml him a noble tribule to pure religion in ihc lolloiving Ukaie, ndnresscd Irom Moscow in 1817, to Ific Legiskuive Synod ol that Cily. It is Ihe inust effcctive rebuke of tnan-worsl:i) that wc evcr rcad, and iiuliccles n liumblc- j ncss of spiril ihat one would hardly xpcct irom an tvutucrai, ami ne tne Autocrat o Uussia : Ukase, Moscow, Oci. 27lh, 1S17. Durinj: my late travels through ihe prov inces, 1 wns ohliucd, to my no btnall icgiei, to lislen lo speechcs proiiounccd by certaiu of the clergy in dillerent parls, which con tained unbccoining praises ol me praisc.i which can only be ascribed nnin God. And as I am convinced, in ihc depih ol my hcari of ihc ehristian trulh, ihat evcry b'lessiiiff floweih unio 11s ihrough our Lord nnd Saviour Jesus Christ alotie, and that evcry man, be he who he tnay, without ChrM is full onlyofcvil, iherclore, 10 ascribe unio mc the glory of deeds in which ihe Iraud of God liail bcen cvidently inanifeslcd beforo thc wholc world, is to give unio men ihat glory which bclongeth unto Almighiy God alone. I account it my duiy, theiefore, to forbid all such uiibt'coming'cxprecsions ol pruise, and rccoiiunend 10 the holy synod, lo givc inslructions lo all thediocesan bish ops, that they ihcmselves, and ike clergy under lhein, may, 011 sitiiilar occasions, in future, refrain Irom all buch exprcseioiis of proisc, so disagreeahle lo my cnis ; and that they tnay render unto ihc Lord ol Hosts alone ihanksgiving fur ihe hlessings he stowcd npon us, and pray for Ihe outpour ing of His gracc upon all ofus; confurming llienisclvcs in Ihis niulier lo the words ol sacrcd writ, which requircs 119 lo render lo tlic King Etcrnal, Immortal, Invisihle, thu only wibo God, honor and glory lor cver and ever. .Ale.xanueh. Drcams. To drcain nnd rcmcmbcr your drcam is h forerunncr that you wcretioi ve ry Round aslcep, whrn you dreamed. To tell your drcaii'S, lirognosiieules thni you tnighl be better eni)loyed. For ti young lady 10 drcam vcry parlicu larly iififnv cerltiin young getiilcmaii, foro tell.s Ihat hhc purchascd her last new hat to ulirncl his uiienltoti. To drcain ol happincss, bhows that you will probably be disappoiniul when you wakc. Thc nge of birds is grcaler than many imagine. A swan tnay live 200 years a gnnsc 80 a peacnck 25 llie thievikh crow 100 bul ihe mvei'l nighiitigale on)y 10. "1 ucvcr," nai.l Voliairc, " wns ruined bullwice: oncc when I uaincd a laweuil, uud ouce when I lost il." An Emgma, said lo have bccn wrillen bv Mr Catiniiiu, which liir 11 lcngth of limc ballh'd thc bkill ol 11 II England lo solve : "There is a word of plural numbf'r, A foo to peucc and human sltunbar, Now nny word you chancv lo lake, lly uddingB,)ou plutalmalo; Uut if you uiltl an B lo lhi. How slrange tho mclumorpiius ii ! Pluial, is plural llic-n 110 more, And swcit(wbatbiucrwas brfore." Somjtion. Tlie word is cnres, to wli'rsh by iuldini S ,ou Jiave cpf.