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CEORKH FISIIKRi lufaclurtr o aml drnler in r.altintt f urniture o I'lensaiil Sireel 287 AI)I II. IIAMMOSD. TOMSONIAN UOTANIO l'HAOTITlON ER, klolnecii the Mellindlnlund EpUcopulCliurchca. CASHmiRE S1IA WLS. Ilch Cnlimcrr Flmwn, nll wool linrilcrn ilif rlrhrn nnd ipeat lnl eternlTcrrd. Ahi, llenvj nll wonl Hlianli, rev u nml ror aaic cncap uy a?a ii u. iiAA,jr IOOL. CARl)IXO& CliOTII DKKSSINO: II F. miliHcrihrr, would rcipri'lllilly Inrnrin lln: inlutbi- I(i wlie ro hc lias workeil l he kii jearn. Wool nnd Ih Irrt nt II, W. RICE'S slore, tnL.cn und rlurnvd ks ol llriusewnlcr, nnci virlnlty, llial he nnn lilrnl tne billi lell wlicn rfiiursieu. JOIIN S. IIAIN'I'S. Iridscwalcr, Jnnc II, 17 17 370 Cm REED, HURD C0. iOMMISSION MERCHANTS, kd Ucalcrs in JLSJDE Xo. 103 Stalc St., BIOSTOiV. LYMAN REED, JEUEMIAII HURD, LUCIUS REED. REFERENCE: ioiton Mi-fnra A. k A. I.AwnKNci: A; Co.) Whit- T. T.I.L BKAVER 61 -"-i 1MVK A' 1 IIAXTRR fiw Ynrk Mesr IIutciiissox A TirFAv. 'hitrtdttpliia Mcnsra Uavid S. llnnWN A. Co. nli'niorc Mesitrn Talhot, Jiines & Co,; W, & 8. W'V.MAN Co. Uncinnntt Meaira J. I). (.'. Jo.tca. 381 ly L. 1'. MOKTON, lalei in Fnncy nml Slaplc Dry Gonds, Rcody tsinde L,lotlnng, tarpctings, ctc. it Iinlin (inn(N, Orockirv nml llnnl Ware. Irnn and aiefil, I'fcinl nnd OiU, Flnnr, Sall, I'laMer, Chaln, tnincn,rin, INaii., (.iriHs, (.KAIii and COUNTBY PROIIUCE, os. 5, G, a.id 7, tostii; ituiLnlnn, Ilunovcr, IV. n. exlcnireTAlI.ORI.fi nSTAIlI.IfllDin.NT conncc- leti wiui ine nimre 1A31I pnldfor XVOdl., by CEO.R.CIIArjUN. 372 If. hVaod.tofli.July 1,"47. TIIE ULTIMATU.M. BV I.YDIA JANK rlKRSOJf. A inn. nn llm nrniinsll Inll In fltrri'lldrr In McxiCnn linr linrll) and tjrnnny llin Inml bclwi rn Iho Nurcn und lljp llln uranile llic liuiliu ncius oi mihiaiiu hiiu c.iit m In rnlinii. It inay not lie! Forlml it, Gnd! Fnrbid it, nll llial pulriol.i prizo: Tliat land lias lajlcd fnseincti's lilood; Tlicir duat within its Loaom lies. 'Tworo madncss to rcsign tlio soil On wlncli nur conquvrinp feflt liavo trodj Ilallling our way witli ijlonoui tciilj It may not bo forbid it, God! Oan wo rfilinquisli lancls wherc nov The slripcd and slairy lianncrs wavcf No novcr! Wo engravo our vow On ovcry fallcn Inolhcr'a grave. Tlicy could not slccp, (tlio slanglitercd Lravo Wlio in llicir licds ofglory resl,) And fcel llio Tootiitcp ofllin slavo l'ollutc tho soil abovo llioir brcasl. Rcsign tho fiold whcio Rinooold full! Tho spot whero gnllant Stevens lics! Whero Cociiiian f.!lt his linsom awcll Trinmpliant in dcalh's agonics! Wlicra bravo nnd virluous hcarts pnur'd out Tho lifo fo denr to hope and lovo, Involiing wilh llicir dying shnut Our country nnd our God nbovc? No! Ry our country nml our God, Wo will not yinld that denr-liought soil! We still hr.ve hcarts whh gcncroni blood, And soulu todaro the couqucroi'n toil. On! To tiio rcsctie! Hcarts of Meel On! To tho tescuc! Sonls nffiro I.ct lindrf.'d blood infUtno ourzcal To conquer triumph or cxpiro. Ilur.a! I'ross on whero Taylor tnnds Invinciblc in coniucring might; We inust picvail wlicre hu coiiimnndi, And God suslains our tncrcd risht. Ask Taylor to rctraco liis way, And lcavc his cnnquot to the foc! And t his broad Inml, froin nca to sca, Shall ccho his cinphalic NO!! No, novrr! thii is holy ground, Ilought nnd li.iptiscd with patrint hlnod; Scc! with lier fellcrs lialf unhound , She lifia lior handa to Frccdom's God ! By Frpndom's God, slio hall ho freo! Huz.a! brave hearts pross holdly on; Strike liomo, nor p.iu.ic till victory Shall put licr olive garland on 'Till o'or that land to ulmost parls Our Eaglc's shclleriiis wing aro jprcnd; And Taylor throned on frccnicn'ii hcarta Enjnys UU laurels in thuir shado. DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BATTLES O V CUAPULTEPEC AND MOJ.INO DEIj REY. Tho stilijoineil letler, from llie inlelli gcnt correspoiident of tho New Orleans Delin, contiiins n cotinoctcil and intelligi ble nccounl of Gcn. Scolt's opcration, from llic tormination of tlio armisticc lo his riclorious occupation of tho cnemy's Capitnl. Correspondcnco of the N. O. Dcllar City or Mexico, Scpt.25 1 Q4G. The Mcxicans havinrr rcpealedly violat cd the armisticc ngreed iipon lielwccn our army nnd tlicmselvoH, Gcn Scott on Ihc 6th, notified the Rlc.xicnn autliorilies that unlosa thcy mado oxplanation, satisfaciion and rcpnration for Ihc injnrics vc Imd ro ccived, thcy sliould consider ihc annistico at an eiul on tho 7ihat 12o'clock. Thcy not complying with ihc demand of Gcn Scott, we commcncbd prcparations for thc attack. The Gcnernl-in-Chief reccivcd informa lion thal at Molino dcl Rcy, whero stood scvrral bnildings, the Mcxicans were at worlt casiing caiinon, shells, sliot, &,c. Dcsiring to stop their mililnry operations, hc directcd Gcn Worth, wiih his division, supported by Gcn Cadunlladcr's Brigadc, to attack and destrny thc placr, on thc tnorning of the Sth, and tlicn rctire. The hnildinss, whicli thc Mcxicans call "Casn Mata," is situatcd on thc West sidc of Chapultcpec, and within six pound range of tho guns of thc fort. On llic west bido of the buildings, and iho brcastworks, n round thcm, is a largc opcn plain, gradu ally dcsccriding to the position occnpicd by the Mcxicans n dcep ravino inclincs around tliis plain, oropen snac'e, unlil it arrivcs wiiliin nhout two hnndred ynrds of thc linildmg npnn wlncli rcstcd thc onemy s riglit flank two 24 poundcrs.belonging lo Capt. Muger' sicgo train, wcrc placed in position to bnlter (loun tho hreast-works and huildings, if thoy wcro found to be occnpicd by a heav hui thoy did not firu bui n fcwshots, beloro Gen. Worth ndvanccd his infuntry down thc plain, and ntlacked the encmy's in Iho front and ccn trc. Tho Mcxicans npcncd upon thcm a most inurdcrous fire from ihe point nt Iscfccd, and both llicir flanks, whicli nioi'v cd down our troops likc grass beforc thc scytho. Many of thc hcsl ofTtcers of thc Oivis ion wcro cut cown, and llic hcavy loss in the ranks canscd tho advancc to vvavcr for a mompnt, nntil thesupporling forcecamc up, wliish also siistaincd ascvcrcloss. A column oflnnccrs, numhcrinrr 4000 lo 5000, whicli wrro stationcd on the cno- my'ri right, pcrcctving tho effect of ihis deadly fire upon our infar.try, catno char ging down, in the hope of being ahlo to lake advnutagc of circiinistanccs, and put our troops to roiit but they wcro booii checkcd in their onwnrd corcrr. Col. Duncan brought two pieces of his battotyi to bcar upon lliem, and Capt Drum, with tho two rccapinred Iincna Vistn picccs, also oponed his firc'on thetn whilo at the sninc momcnt, Major Summcr, with two squadrons ot dargoons, nnd Capt. Riifi's conipany of mouuted rifles, which, unlil llion, had bccn held iti tho rescrrc, passcd down tiiuler ihc fire from thc cne my's works, and charged the hcnd ofthcir column, which thcy could not siniid for n inoniunt, tind comnicnced a confuscd nud prccipitalc rctrcal. Aftcr that thcy ralli cd twicc and ntlcinplcd to rcturn, but at each limc our little handful of drngoons madc thcm loavo without cxchanging cards; while the cavnlry and infantry, rnllyiug, tuccccdcd in cnrrying thebuild ingj nud brcastworks which llic ciiPiny helil, and compcllcd lliem lo rctrcal, cap liirin? scvcn picccs of nrlillery, a Inrge quantity of ntnunitton, small arms,&,c,aud auout uUU prisnticrs. As soou ns tho v wcrc driven from tho building, Capt. Drum nnd Col. Duncan advnuced their light batlcries, and Licut. Slonc brought forward onc of tho 21 potitidcrs, Ihc whole of whicli opencd a most destruclivo firo upon thcm as (tcy rotrcalcd ncross a low plain to thc plain lo thc rcar of thc position thcy nl firsl oc cnpicd. Our loss was vcry lieavy, and I rcgrcl to say, that somo of the vcry bcsl offlccrs of our nrmy fcll killcd and wotind- cd, whilo the Mcxicau loss was vcryslight nntil thoy commcnccd their rdrcat. While Ibc cavalrv wcrc nassmg, in ordcr to chargc thc column of Innccrs, thoy wcro not undcr tho firo morc thnn tqn scconds, and during that limc they sus tained a loss of G oflicors woundnd, 32 privates killcd and wouudcd, nnd a loss of 105 horses. I herc werc but two officers that did not hnve their horses shot undcr thcm but there is one thing very remark ablc, that thc horses froin which tho ri ders had bccn shot, whcelcd nnd tnoved with the samc regularily ns though they had hecn mounted, nntil ihey camo to halt from tho chargc. whcn thcy all kept on in n body in direction of thc enemy. Wc werc ileceived in releronce lo thc chnractcr of ihc building ns thcrc was uo fonndary, or even a semblnnce of onc and after blowing up souie of thc building and bringing of our killcd and unundcd, wc cvncuatcd llicplacc, as thc occupation ofit would givo us uo ndvantnge. Our loss was 0UU kiilcd, uoiuidod nnd inias ing. 1 ho rcsull of this cngnrrement lauglit us onc lcsson, which wns, that thc Mcxi cans use their anns well, whcn thcy nrc in position; and althotinh thc supcriority of our nrms, and thc valor of thc troops II cvcntiially triumpli, vct slill wc musi call inlo rcquisilion all our mililnry sci cnco nnd Hkill, or wc purchnsc our vicio- rtes at too dear n prico. A list of the killcd nnd woundcd, you will find in thc gcncral rccapiiulntimi which I scnd you. ftlany a lear will be slicd on its perusal, nnd mnny n heart will hleed for tho uobln sonls, and thc old and firm vclcrans who fell in the assaull. Col. Riley was now advanccd from San Angcl (his lormer cnmp) to El Pio dad, in ordcr to mnke n diversion, nnd hold thc cntranco to thc I'iedad and San Antonio road. Gen Pillow's division moved up to within supporting distance, and ihus rcslcd our armv unlil Ihe I lth, without any thingof momenl occuring. Tho Enginecr corps wcrc busilv cmployed night nnd day in llicir rcconnoisnncc, as- certaining and exnuiiniiig thc positions of thc cncmy, and dillcrcnt entranccs to the city. The cnginccrs, thrnughout all our opcratinns, havo pcrformed a most dangc rous and lnhnriotis duly. Thcy have prov- cd thcmsclvcs to be inen of sterling worth of mnstciiy nbility, and briglit orna- mciitB of tlicir profossinn. 1 hcro was a little inciucnt whicli oc- curred to Capt Mason in one of his rccon noicanccs, which is wortny of record. Ii bccamc ncccssary on oneoccasion for liiin to go vcry closeto thc ciieniy'sbrcastwork in ordcr to ascerlaiu its truc position. As he appronchcd, a Mcxicau officcr rodc out willi two of hiscscort and camo up within a very short distance, whcn Capt. Mason drew his rcvolvcr. Thc Mcxican thcn snid, "Vou sceni to bo very curious: sup poso you coinc a little closer." "No, I thank you sir: I can sco vcry well from whero I am." "Walk iusido, sir: ue will cndcnvor lo trcnt you as well as tho nccomniodntions of thc camp will cnablc iib." "I am much obliged to you sir, for your kiudnoss, but prefcr partnking of yolir liospilalitics ou some futuro occa sion." And, holding his spyglass to his cyc, he coiitiniicd, '1 only wtinl to scc how you arc sittiated. I can scc two guns in cmbrasure, ono in barbct, and I tliiuk you hnve onc in cmbrasure a litilo farther to the lefi, That gun I sco your rncli londing I dn not tliiuk you will bo nblc lo bring lo bcar on mc, ns I will kccp you between it and myself;" nud inoving rouud a little to tho riglit, hc cotilinucd his obscrvations. Capt. Mason who had been making his ohscrvaliniis du ring the whole limu of the conversntion, said to tho officer, "1 havc no dcsirc at prcscnt lobe brought within tho rango of your guns, and having lcnrned all I waut to Itnow abotit your position, I will hid you a good mbrnirig, sir;" and llien rcturn-1 cd to whero hc had lcft his escort. On thc 1 lth, a column of cavalrv sul- llmt rttll fmtn ln Ctli - l llm Cnn A tilAMIn I road, eilhcr for tho purposc of thrcatcn ingour position or laking Capt. Magrti der's batlcry.which wns stationed wiih the picket within abnut 800 yurds of their fort though in a grcnt mcnsure covcrcd from tho rango of their guns. As soon as ih.cy fjni their columii m'ovcd out Into n place free from all ohstructinns, Capt. Magru der opencd two pieces upon them with shot and shcll, which passed throtigh ihctu with great destruction, and thcy tnok lo their hccls, nnd got back to iho fort ns quick as possiblc. Tho fort opencd two guns on tho bhltc ry, but without furthor cffcct thati kjlling ono man of thc 15th Iulnutrv. An ofliccr shorily aftcr rodc up and inquircd of Cnp inin Mngruderil iho fort Imd firedon him. Iloldiiif; a 11 pound shot, hc replied, llmt he had iho gcnllcmaii'a cnrd, nud hc cx poctcd tho cnvalry would cany hnck his compliincntn to Ihc forl. Ahout siindown, Gen. Twiggs, wiih thc hnl.incc u( his division, nrrired at Picdud and Gcn. Pillow movnd with his division to thc south of Tucubaya, and took a po sition on thc west sido of Chapultcpec, and Gcn. Q.uilmnn, with his division, oc cnpicd thc road from Tacubuyn lo thc city of IMexico, Gcn Worth's division ro tnaiiiing in Tacuhayn. In llic cnursc of the ni'ght thrcc hcnvy ballcrics wcrc planled in front of tho cas lle of Chaptiltepcc: No, 1 commaiidcd by Capt Drum; No, 2 by Licut. Gngncr, No. 3 by Licut. Stonc all undcr the genernl cominand and supcrintcndcncc of Capt. Auger, Chicf of thc Ordtnanco. Also du ring tho night Gen. Twigg's division plnnt cd Cnpt. Stcptoc's in front of tho forlifi catioii3 an thc San Antonio Road, it bc- ing inlcndcd Ihat Gen Iwiggs ahould niakc n feint for the purpose of drawing out thc cncmy in that direction. Atdaylight on tho moruing of tho 12lh, all thc battcriea o)ened iho first madcby Gcn. Twiggs' division succceded adinira hly. As soon as Capt. Stoploo opencd his guns tho cncmy mnrched outscveral hcavy columns, nnd in rcaching thc fort pnsscd within rnnge of Stcptoe's guns, when h turned a heavy and desiructivo fire upon thcm. A.s soon ns thcy roachcd llic wnrk ho turncd his nttciitinn to tho fort, and in thc course of an hnur's cannonading drovc thcm out ofit, and silenced nll thc guns. Cnjit. Stcptoe's firo throughout wns one of thc most cffcctivo and well directcd tliat lias bcen witnesscd during thc war, while his position was such that :hc enc my's Bhot Imd little or no eflfcct upon him. Thc sigc batlcries conlinued an uniu tcrruptcd fire upon thc Castlc of Chapul tcpec throughout tho day, which was nn swercd by clcvcn guns in tho work. Our guns provcd vcry desiructivo, ns wc found aftcr thc work was takcn 500 dcad mcn unburicd, but thrown in ditchca. Thc building was also cntnplctely riddlcd. It was dctcrmincd ou tho tnorning of llic 13th to storm the Castlc of Chapiillc pcc and thc works conncctcd with it. The Gcneral in Chief, knowing thc slrcngth of thc forlificntions and the slrong forco with which it was gnrrisoncd, con clndcd to asstilt it with old nnd well iried troops not that ho did not possess a con fidencc in the divisons ofGcnerals Pillow and Quitman but in carrying n point which wns Ihe key lo all futuro opoialiims it would not do to makc a mistako or omil to lake evcry advantago. Thcrcforc, thc stnrming parlics from the divisions ol Gen Worth and Gen Twiggs, which had so frrequently hcrn undcr snvere fire, were solectcd. The heavy batlcries conlinued their fire upon tho fort, and abnut 7 o' clock, whcn the brigadc of Gon Smiih nr- rivcd a siipporting forcc to the division of Gcn Quitmau as soon as Gen bmith s brigadc reachcd its position the division of Gcn Pillow passed Molino del Rey and nsccudsd thc hill ou thc west side, llic Voltigctir Rcgiment, which had bccn ad vanccd into thc timhcr to clear it of the cnemy's skirmishcs, bccnmc Ihc assault ing forcc, suiported by thc balancc of tho division. Gen. Worth was situalcd to thc north, and on thc lcft of Gen. Pillow. A part of Gcn. Ciuilmnn's forcc nsccuded thc hill on the south nud to Ihe righl of Gcn. Pil low, and a portion of Gcn. Gtuitman's ?s cended nnd carried ihc Castlc in most gal Innl stylo, thc balancc of General Quit man's forcc and ihc brigadc of General Siniih, swcpt thc works on tlTc road, the whole ol the commands mnving harmnui ously and simnltancously together, much to thc lionor nnd crcdil ofthcir rcsicctive commanders struck tho enemy in difier cnt positions nt onc and llic samo timo n fatal blnw. Thc hill, whero Gon. Pillow's command nsceudcd, had hcen mined for tho purpose of blowing up our troops when thoy arriv cd nl a certnin point, but the rapid mnvc mcutsof thc Voltigcur Rcgiment, nnd thc deadly cffcct ol thc firo of their rifles, ns they (ollowcd up tho cncmy from Ihc first position, prcvcnlcil their cnrrying oul their vicws and intciition.s. Just as the conimnnd of Gen. Pillow rose tlie hill, nnd while iu ihe nctofns saulting tho work, hc fell woundcd, nnd Col. llatisom was killcd; but so lucidly had Gcn. Pillow c.xplained his ubjccts and intcnlions in carryinn thc woik, and nided by nn nctivc nud ellicieut stall", tliat his cominand movcd on nnd cnrricd tho work without nvon hcing hroiighl to a slnnd. As Gcn. Q,uitman's division wns chaigiug on thp work iu tho rontl, Hrig. Gen. Shiclds rcccivctl n sovcrc wotind iu Ihe arm, nnd ns soon as tho works were cnr ricd he rcturnctl nnd had it drcsscd, nnd agnin mounlctl his horsc, which was short ly aficrwards killcd undcr him, but he con linued lo r.otr.mantl his brigadc, which was nctively engnccd tlir.mghniit Ihc uny. and tlio namo ol Shiclds will long bc rcincm bcrctl iu cutiucctioii wiih thc laurels wnu by tho Pnlmctto of tho South and the Em pire of the North. Gen. Pillow be'mg disahled by his wonnd, Gen. Worth took tho command of bolh hi own division antl that of Gcn. Pillow, nml ndrnuccd nlotig llic nqucduct lcnding lo tho gatcs of San Cosinc. Gen. Quitman, wiih his own commnnd and Gcn. Smiih's hrignde, hlso advantitid townt ds the ciiy by tlio nqucduct loading into tho city nt tho galc of Ptedad, which is commnndcd by tlio Citadcl. On ench of the rntites llio two columns inclwilli n dccidcd nnd siub horn rcsistnncc. nnd. nflcr ihc. advnncc of Gcnoral Worth's command had rcaclicd; (he galo of Snu Cosinc thc fire wns so hot that thcy were compcllcd tcmpornrily lo iioautlou it auu did not iiittke a porman cnt Indgment nntil townrds cvcniug, whcn . i , . n portion ot tno siogo train uauery was brought inlo nclion, ns nlso a picco or two of thc tnouutaiti howilzcrs, which hur ricd thc shot aud shcll ahout tho enrs ol ihc enemy n little bettcr ihnii thoy desir- cd. Gcn. Quiimnn's column, wllh thc Rifles at tlicir hcnd, conlinued stcadily nnd cau liously on, taking position nnd brenstwork ns thcy came in cont.net with thcm, unlil thcy nrrivcd ncnr tho gntc of thc city . Hcro tho firing wns so hcavy, bolh Irom small arms nnd nrlillery, thnt 'it wnsdeem cd prudciii to cnrcftilly rccnunoitro it hu forc nttncking. Accordingly Lieuls. lieaurcgnrd, of thc ongincers, Lovcll of Q.IIH inan's stnfT, aud Van Duren.of Smith's staff, went (orward to nsccrtnin the posi tion of nffairs; (hey rciurned, nnd upon their rcport Ihe Rifles, supported by n small lorcc of infantry, was advnnccd (or ward for tho purnoso of nickinsr off Ihc nrtillerists, which thcy did being pnrtial ly covercd by the nqueducl with thc samo success nud accui ncy as one of our Souihern or Wcstern mcn would shoot squirrels. This rcndered thc siluation of thc Mcx ican nrlillery so uucomforiablc, that they wcrc utinblo to stand to llicir guns long cnough to lond ihem, nnd thoy commcnc cd tnoving thoir guns, whicli was perceiv cd by Gcn, Q.uitmhn, nud hc oidercd a clinrye, which was carried into execulion is soon ns comninnded Lieut. Slewnrl, of thc rifles, leading tho way. Il captnrcd the mnin work, with two pieces of nrlillery, which Cnpt. Dunn lurned on Iho relrenting enemy. Gen. Quitman was amnng Ihe first to mount the breastwnrk nud plantthcstondard thercon, at 1 o'clock; the cncmy thcn formod nnd threo times nltempted to chnrje us and rctnkc the position. Thc nncrring and dondly firo of thc ri fles, logcthcr with a volly of grapo from Capt. Dunn, so cut lliem to picccs that thcy would not npproacli nenrer than rifle slnit. The ihird time thcy tricd to ad vancc undcr the covcr of Ihc arches ol the iiqucduct, but if cvor a lUc.xican poppcd his hcatl out for tho purpose of slipping from one arch to Ihc othcr some liflemnii would be stirc to put a ball through it. During tho wholo of the afternooii tho Citadcl and a fort on our right conlinu ed n cnncentrated fire upon thc gatc.whcrc our troops wcrc, in tho hopes of driving lliem out, but iu this thcy nrc mislakcu nl though we havc but little cnvcr. Ilere il was that thc Inmcnted Capi Drum fcll tnor- tnlly woundcd; llic death of no man in our army lias hecn mnre siucciely rogrelled than his ihroughoiit thc hombardnibiit of Chnpuliepcc he stood by his guns, nnd whcn tho works of the enemy werc storni cd, he conlinued to ndvance his b.illery uuder the hcavicst fire, himscll possessing and iufusing into his mcn, a cnol nnd dc libertile bravery and sclf pnssession sur passcd by nonc. You will recollect thal it was Im who caplured the IJucna Vitta guns; still red with thc blood ofthose who fell over them at tho tiuic they were losl and nfterwards tiscd thcm wiih such dcci sivo effect at thc batlle of Molino del Rey ou thc 8lh inst. From tlio W'nnfiingtnn llnc. IIow hc woii Ilcr, , Wc hope llio moral of ihe following skclch will bc prodiictivc of much good. Young inen who arc nmbiiious of success iu thc ninlrimoninl linc should sttidy well iheginnd secrct. Our friend who furnish cd thc skelch snys hc secs uo rcason why it should not ho Irue. A yoiiiis lady of cccentric charactcr.biit ol rnrc niental cntlowmenls and extraordi unry pcrsonnl aitrnclion, had fivc suilors equally assiduous in their nttcnlions. Un ahlc to dczidc upon which s'ic would bc slow lier liand, she gave thcm nolice to cnll uptin her nt n certnin luiur ou n stnl ed day aud nach stale his r.laiins in ihe presencc of tho olhcrs. Al iho appniiitcd time, the lovers nrrivcd. Fonr of them were confulent of success, hut tlio lifih had n downcast look, aud sighcd whcn hc beheld llio ohjuct of his dcvotiou. "Gentlcmeii," eaid she, "you havo honoied mc with Ihe proposals of mnrriagc. I hnve, ns ycl, ncillicr refiised uor nccept cd nny of vou. I now desirc thnt each of you will stato your claims to my hnnd, in orderthnt I mny knoiv upon whut nrounds I may bo justified in bcstowiug il." A answcrcd as follows: "If you marry mc you shall livo in a splendid house, hnve servnnls antl cnrri nges at your command, nnd cnjny nll thc luxuries of a fushionable life. I am rich." B spoke nexl: "My rivnl has snid vcry truly that ho is rich, nnd hc olTers you a strong inducc mcni; hut I nm of iioblc dcsccnt. My grnndfnthei' was n duke; nnd, although not wcalthv. 1 am of n fnmily with whom nll alliancc would hc cnnsideretl an honor by llie wealthicsl hcircss of the land." C stalcd his claim Ihus: "I am a geiitleman and havc now arcp ntalion that oltlcr persons havc cnvied. Next year I yhnll run for Congress, and I have uo doubt of success. ily mnrryiug mc your unmc will bc handcd dowu lo posterlty." D twislrd his rnonsla'che with thc air of att cxqumlc, and said: "Aiigclic creaturel 'Ion my sonl I think you liavo njrbady hmde Up your tnind in my fnvor. Vou knnw how dnmu- nbly I nm adnilrcd. Who visils tho fash- ionnblo placcs? Who is a bettcr jtidgc of: thcopcra? Runior saxs D, but 'poti 'houor,! I'iii too modesl too modcst to insist upon it." "Whcn it cnme lo E's limo to spcnk, thcre wns n pause. All cycs wcrc turlicd towards him. Poor fellow ho was drcad fully embarrnssed. "Well," said the hcauty, what sny you Mr E?" "Alnsj" wns thc rcply, "I yiold lo thcse genllemen. Thcy have thc ndvantnge of mo in overy respccl. And hc look up his hni to lcavc. " "Stop," said Ihe lady, "mnke your stale mcni, no matter how humblo may bo your claims. " "I am poor" "Go on." "I nm unknown to Iho world" "I havc nelihcr the tasto nur thc incans lo dress fashionnbly. I work formy livc lihood. It is Imrdly posshlc that I can olleryou nonc of Iho iuducemcnls held out by my rivals." "1 nm to bc jtidgo of thnt sir, what next.'" "Noihing, only, I love you nnd tnko a ncwspaer." At this Mcss-p. A B C nnd D bursl tn to n loud laugh and exclnimed in onc voico "So do wc I lovc you toiiistraction I tnko four papers! ha! ha! hn!" "Siloncc said llie lady, "in one monlh you shall hcar my ntmver. You may nll witlidrnw. " At the cnd of the month'lhc fivc suitoi-3 ngnin nppcared. Tnrning to each in suc- ccssior. the lady thus answercd: "Richcs arc not prodiictivc ol hnppi ncss," "Ronsted nobility ol blood ia thc poorest ofnll recommendntions." "Famo is flcctiug, nnd hc thnt hath but (hc oiit ward gnrb of n gentlemnn is to ho piticd. "I hnve takcn tho troublo lo fiud out tho namo of the newspnpcrs for which you nll subscribe, nnd hnve ascertnined that none of you, who have boasted ol wenlih, nobility, faineor fashionmt'c pm'd Ihc prinlcr. Now, pcntlemen this is dis Iwnrsl, I cannot tliiuk ofmarrying a mnn who would bc guilly of such nn ncl. I havc lcarned thnt E. not only suhscrihcs for a papcr, but pnys llic prinlcr in ad vanrc. Thcrcfore, I sny, he is tho man. I givo him my hnnd wiih Iho full convic linn that hc is onc in cvcry way calctilal ed to inake mc happy." t) Nced wc cxtcnd our nnrrativc? The disnppointed genllemen difnppcared quito siiddenly, nnd thc lucky suitor was uniicd lo thc object of hii dcvolion, and, in a few ycars, by honesty nnd induslry, hccnme not only a distinguished, but n wcnllhy mnn, nnd wns cstccmed by nll who knew him. Young mcn hc paitl ihc printir. Is thcrc no moral in this? Tltr. WAY THEY DO 1T. 'W.ll, wifc,' said a counlrytnnn, yesterday, 'I dont see, for my part, how ihey selid letlers On thcm erc wires without tcaring 'cm all lew bits.' 'Lnw me, they don't scnd the papcr, thcy j ii st scnd tho writin in n Iluiu slntc. 'Oh, that's thc way, hcyr SENATE. Friday, Oct. 22. Hill rcporlcd.By Mr Kimball, from iho comniitlce on roads, m rnvoroftho liill cxlcnding tho acl for the relief of the company for rendfring Connecticut river navigable by Bellows Falls; rcad n thinl limc nud passed. Adjourned. ilOUSE. llcporls. By sclect commiltcc, hill nti ncxing part of Hancock lo Rochester, auicndcd so ns to ask nssent of Ihb (owus iiilcreslcd, and ortlered lo a third reading Ily colnmittee ofways and means. bill ro- latiug to Audilor of A'ccounts; ordered to 3d reading. By coinmiticuon roads, hill to charlcr Woodstock rnilroad co; laul on iho table. I$y judiciary commiltec, Senaio Inll rcpcnling uci of ''10t on snlo ol mcdi- cincs: oiuureu to uu rentiins aml aoainst Ilouse bills on same subiecl, und thev were dismi.'sed. liills introfluccd hnd rrfirrcd. By Mr Convcrse, rclating lo scillenieui of estales; to judiciary cnmnnllcc. By Mr King, al- irring namo of Stephen Bellows nnd Phebo Iliggins, nnd mnking them lieirsofGuv Ivuiilny of Fletcher; lo gcncrnl coiiimit- leo. Ily ftlr bawyer, in relalion to gran ting liccnses to rctnilcrs of liquors, repeal ing aclts of '42, '43, '44, nnd '40: rcforrcd o scleclcominitlecot hvo. Ily iMrliridg- man, to chnrter Pha-nix hiill co; to com milteo on maniifaciures. By Mr Smith of Wciton, chartoriiig Oller Qucclico mill co; lo aatnc coniniitlce. SENATE. 2 o'clock, P. M. Thc Governor transinilied the rcport of Sniuuel C C'rafts and A G Chaduick, commiltcc nppointcd to exnmine tho his toricnl collection of llenry Slcvcns. Thoy rcport ihat llio collection consists ol nbmit Gj15 volumcs of newspnpcrs, ol which 4f3 volumcs wcro piinteil in this slntc n largc collection of bnoks nud pnmphlcls relating lolhoenrly lnstnryofVcrnn.nl, nud coniprising onr controversy with New1 York nnd Now Hampshire nnd nlso the revolutionary corrcppondencc of Gov Chit tenden, Gov Tichenor, Gov Galuslih, E than Allen, Ira Allcn, Gen Rradley, and many others of llie fathcrs of Iho slntc and closc by recommcnding the purchnso of all thc papcrs pnutcd in thc stntc, nnd the booka nud tuanuscripls. Rcferred lo coinmittoe under thc fifth joint rule. Adjourned. I1WUCIL,. Thc Spcnkcr nppointcd Ihe commillco on the bill ronealing suudry ncls relntivo to spirituous liquors ftlcwrs biiwyrr.v Carpcnicr, Milcs, Franklin' rind Upliatu.