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THE DARK AND TROTJBLED NIGHT THAT IS UPON US, THERE IS NO STAR ABOVE THE HORIZON TO GIVE US A GLEAM OF LIGHT, EXCEPTTNG THE INTELLIGENT, PATRIOTIC WHIG PARTY OF THEUOTCEDSTACES '
MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, TUESDAY MORMG, JANIJARY IS, 1848.
kditois asi wtorninTOR.
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JUSTUS COBB, Pkinter,
r.T WIIOM AI.L KISUS OF BOOK AI JOB TOiyT-
INO ivili. r.c r.xncuTED ON
T1IE SONG OF LAEOR.
nr j. c. wiiittier.
Hcap high thc fanncr's wintry board!
llcap high thc goMcn cora !
Ko riclicr pift lias Autum ponred
From out licr lavUi horn !
Wc bcttcr lovc the hardy gift
Our rugged valcs IkMow,
To chccr us whcn tlic storms shall ilrift
Ourharvcst fields witli snow.
Wkcnpring timc cnmc with flowcr nnd bud,
And gra-cs green and young,
And mcrry Boblinks, in thc wood,
Likcmad musicians sung.
Wc droppcd thc sccd o'cr hill and plain,
llcncJth the sun of May,
And frightcncd from our sprouting gra'm
Tlic ruLbcr crows aw-.tj
All through thc long, bright days of June
It! lcaves grcw green and fair,
And waved in hot midsunimcr's noon
Its soft and ycllow hair.
And now with Autnmns moonlit cvcs,
Its harvcst tiuic has conic,
V.'e pltick away thc fivstcd lcavcs,
And l)car thc trcajurc hoine.
Thcre. r'u-her than tlic fablod gifl-!
Of goldcn showers of old,
IVir h.indf thc hnd;en prain fhall sift,
And knesid its mcal of gold.
I.et vapid idlers loll in silk
Around their costly hoanl,
Oive u tltc honl of samp and inilk
Uy houic-spuu bcauty iKiured.
Vv'Iktl-Vt thc widc oM kitilicn hcnith
Sends np its smoky rurl",
Vho nill iint thank the kindly heart,
And liless our com-feJ giris !
Thcu shanic on all thc pnmd and vain
Whosc folly laughi. to stoni
Thc Wessing of thc Yankce'a grain,
Uis ea!t!i of golden corn.
Ijet c.irth ii itlihoM hcr poodly rcot,
IM lnihUn Miplit the ryc
t'livc to the worm tlic orclianl's fruit,
The v.heat-Sciil to thc tly.
llnt let the good oM rrop adom
The hiil-onr fsither trod ;
tlill let us fjr lli.- Lolden roni
Scnd up our t!iank to bol !
AXECD0T5 07 STEPIIF.X GIKA15U.
The folloning rapital anecilote, i'lustrative of
the peculiarities of the late Stephcn Oiranl of
l'hiladclphia. is from thc ew HeuTonl Jjiillctin.
Wc h.ivc not seen it puhlMicd Injforc :
ilr. G. had a favoritc rlerk. onc who every ti-.iv
p!eaed hiiu. and v.iio. at tlic age ot tuciity-onc
ycar. cxpeeted Mr. G. to say something to hiin
in reganl to his fnturc proccts. nud, pcrhap
lend him a hclpins hand in btaning him in the
world. Uut Mr. G said nojhinj:, cirefnlly avoid
inji thc suhject of his cr:ipc from minority. At
iength, after thc lapsc of some iveeks, thc clerk
nintercd couragc cnough to ad Jress Mr. U. upon
"1 suppose,'1 said thc clerk, "I am now free :
nnd I thousrht I would sav somcthing toyou asto
. . i .!.:!. i i..i l..
inv tuturc coursc. i uat uu iuu uiuib. nuu uci
tcr ilo T
'Yc. I know vou are free," said Mr. G, "and
my advicc to vou is, that you go and leam tlic
cuijxt s traae.
Tlns amioiinccmcnt wcll nlgh thrcw the clerk
otf tlic track, but rec ovcriug his eipiilihrium, lic
sai l. if Mr. G. ivas in camest. he ivould do so.
"I am in camest," said Mr. G and tlic clerk.
rather liesitatinghvought onc of thc bcst coopers,
agrecd upon thc terms ofapprenticeship.and ivent
at it in carncst. In proccss of timc, thc young
coopcr hccamc mastcr of his tradc, and could
makc as gocd a barrcl as any othcr coopcr. Ile
ivent and told Mr. G. that hc had graduatcd with
all the honors of thc craftnd iras ready to sct up
his husincss; at tvhicli the old man sccmcd mucli
gratified. and told him to makc thrce of the bcst
1-arrels hc conld gctnp. Tlic yonng coopcr se
lectcd thc choicest materials, and soon pnt in
shape and fuiishcd his thrce barrels, and irheeled
them up to the old man"s counting room. Mr. G.
said the barrels wcrc first ratc, and dcmandcd thc
One dollar, said the clerk, is as low as I can
"Ch'cap cr.onfh."' saidliU cmploycr; "makc out
your bill and prcscnt it."
And now comcs thc cream of thc wholc. Mr
G. drcw a check for 20.000 dollars. and handcd it
t'i the clerk-coopcr, closed witli thcc words :
Thcre lake that, and in-rcst it in thc bcst pos
'iii'.c way. and if you are unfortunate and lo1; it,
i on have a good tradc to fall back upon, which
will affonl vou a gooil living at all times."
I Tlie Clcavcland (O.) Democrat, spca
king of an address in thatcityby Es-Govcrnor
Sladc, on ''Kducation in thc West,'' says, "it
was appropriate to thc oecasion and allhough
lengtliy wasliishly cntcrtaining!"
EFrrcT.s or xot Abvkutisisg Thc Ktts
bnrgli Day Boofc. tcllsofalinn in that city,
who, after scttling up tlicir accounts for thc
past car, found that their loss amounted to o
vcr lcn thonsand dollars, and thcy wcrc forced
to closc Thcir businus$ was conductcd on
thc strictcst principlesof cconomy, but thc sc
eret of thcir ruin ir soon told "iiey ncver ad
r'.i7 1 u.' " -pj oi"s 1
OR, TDE LOST JIISIATUKE.
BY g. r. n. JAMES.
Tho funcral was ovcr.
In a dark room, whcrc, for somo hours be
forc, the body of him who had owncd thc
housc, and itssurrounding lands, hadlaid wcrc
now congrcgated thc wholc of tho relativcs of
thc deccast'd, who had attcndcd thc funcral; and
who had in c-onscquence of a fummons issucd
by the dying man, comc to assist at his obsc
quics tuany from a grcat distancc. Thcre
wcrc old nicn and young nicn, .old womcn and
young wonicn; tomc that wcre ugly, and somo
that wcrc otherwisc: but all united in paying
but vcrv little revcrunce to thc lnemorv of the
dcnartcil. Indced, Jhchacl Jlahne, whosc
trailation from this, to, wc hope a bcttcr
world, Iiad (Irawnsomany pcoplclromsoniany
placcs, had, during life, paid ;-o little nttcntion
to tho.se united toliim, by tics ofblood, that it
was little wouder if, whcn he was dcad, his
name should bc bandicd about witli little ccrC'
rnony. Thosc who, whcn alivc, have ncitlicr
tervcd nor bencfited mankind, cannot whcn
dcad. cxneet thcir conMdcration
Oart ih ma vie ." cxclaimcd a choloric old
man witha totipcon ofgout about his thick fect
'thc r.otary kcops us all waiting I hope thc
Icgacics we shall liavc may repay au tne troU'
ble we have conc to. Dicu dc dicu !'
'I.ciracies. said a necvish old lady by his
mJc. 'lcnacics indced ! vou are a fool !'
'Thank you, Madamc Barbcjoinc,' rcplicd
thc old gruniblcr, 'I takc your scntcnc as
'AVhat a bcautiful room for a dancc,' whis-pcrc-d
a prctty little coquetish girl to a tall,
slicciiish young man near hcr.
'1 es, said thc young man. more than half in
clinfd to bc horrifieil at fucIi lcgetere.
'Thc danee of dcath,' I suppose, said Mad
amc Uabarjoin, stcnily.
'Uecollcct,' put in a qniet little man who had
hithcrto sat in a corncr saying nothing, 'wc
are to a funcral.'
'Jlonsicur llarbcjoic,' said the pccvcrish wo
man snappiihly, 'we thank you for the infor
uiaiion.' 'llut thc notan-,' venturcd one, anxious to
prcvcnt an tliing likc a scenc.
'Ay thc notary; I wondcr what he is at ? cx
claimed anothcr; 'I confess I am curious to
Making the will, I hope; not his own,' said
thc first sK.-aker, in a manner that lcft the im
prcssion that he h:I said agood thing; at least
m hi-i oivn ctimation.
'Prinkin '":iu Mierc' to softcn his voice.quoth
anothci. I l'anrv lic'll want it.
'Confiing his sin:, rathcr,' exclanncd Mm.
'Xotarics ncvcr confes?, cxccpt on the
raek,' ajrain obscrvcd Mons. Lourcut the gouty
'Silcnre in thc pit,' said an unknown voicc,
heri! is the notary. Chut.'
In truth thc man of thc law entcrcd thc fu
ncral ajiartment at this particular momcnt. Ile
wj-s a young. and cven handsjme man, witli a
mild lA'iiignant c:it ofcountpnancc, which ra
thcr took the company, espccially the ladics by
surpnse. liut lic was not aione. juicr. inni
came a ca!m, sctlate ipuct looK'ng jincst, lca-din-z
bv thc haud a little boy. Xevcr wa
thcre a greater contrast prtcntcd than hj
Thc priest was a Jcsuit, thongh not opcnly
attiuhcd to thc onler, and had bccn the de
e.iscd's lnot intiniale fricnd, adviser and di-t;cJo-.
Jn cmly j-cutli, Alk-iael Malincs was
n-putiMl a groa lnnei; thc grcat rcafon that in
UU old r.jv he would Ih? a great saint. Kx
tivns: s niei t and a onee veiy wiekcd man
oflen Iavouu's tothe world a very worthy in
Thc lioy. a fine. opcn faccd, handsomc lad
of aliont tcnyears oi'age, was the dcceased's
only ehild. Ile :i!one, of all thosc present,
wep: for he had lost a father. Hc was an or
i!inn. and young a he vraf, he felt all thc bit
ti r desolatioa ofhis joition.
Thc company all simultaneously rose as
Mons. Durnnt entcrcd.
'Many excues for having kept you waiting.
l.idie and "cntlcmen.'said the Iawier niildlv:
but this dear child, whosc presence is neces
sary to thc reading of the will, is so deioinvd
witli grief, I had thc iircatcit dilGeultv in brin-
ging him hithcr at ali.'
'The dear child, inueed !' said Madamc
llarbejoie. '"Little wTctch of a boy !'shc whis
pcred. 'Xo cxcuse, pray,' cxclaimcd M. Laurcnt,
with extremc gravity of tonc.
'Your pleenlc now is ample compcnsation
for a longcr abscncc,' said the coquct mincing
ly. il. Durant, without notieing thcse rcruarks,
scatcd himsclf, in which thc wholc company
mutatcd. For once thcy wcrc unammous.
'Comc near mc, Paul,' s;iid the Jcsuit mcck
ly, and listcn to what thy fathcr said conccr
ning.thce.' I'aul replicd only by sobs.
The nouiry brokc the scal of thc packct
which is now exlnbitcu.
After thc usual preliminaries, the tcstamcnt
of tho deeca'.cd wasas follows:
'To Monsicnr Laurent, a gouty disagreea-
ble old twtchclor, who, whcn I was young man,
rcfuscd to lend inc a fivc franc picce, I lcave
Ui rose thc tcstv and furious inralid, and
without a word Icft thc room. As soon as the
quiet of the party was rcstorcd, thc man of
'lo Aladamc IJarbcjoic, as sclnsh anu u"lv
an out woman as cver livcu, 1 uequeatn my
'ricrrc ! Picrrc !' cxclaimcd tho eldcrlv fc-
malc thus irrcvcntlv addrcsscd, rising and cx-
hibitmg vcry strong symptoms offamtmg, givc
mc your arni, and lct'us lcave tliis dcn ofin
solenco and falschood !'
'Stav, said thc noiarv. who. dosnitn. h?! rnrn
feclings, could scarcelv'rcfrain from smilin"
'stay JMonsicur Barbcjoic, your name occurs
'Somc frcsh iinpcrtinencc, I darc sav. con-
tinncd thc wife furiously. 'I insist on your
cominc awav, ricrrc.'
Still as the damc movcd not, the easy and
obcdicnt husband did not attempt to stir.
To Mons. lSarbejoie, a qmct andgoocl look-
ing man, whosc only fault is being ticd always
to his wife's apron strings '
.'And not daring tosaya word for himsclf, in
conideration oi" thc happy days wc spcnt to-
gctncr in timcs gonc by 1 lcave tour tnousanu
Little Picrre ononed his cvcs with astonish-
mcnt, whilc madamc, his wifc. allowcd hcr vis-
sage to relax into a smile, as much as to sav,
'therc is some usc, after all, in having a hus
band,' asain scatcd hersclf.
'ToELuiorc Malinc, my nieccfcI lcave
the coqucttcc who was now rcferrcd to, brca
thed with difficulty. Iler fate hung upon a
thrcad. She was poor, and thougb. thoughtlcss
and gidy, was atbottom posscsscd ofa good
heart. Thc young man ty hcr side was hcr
lovcn but bcing wcll cnough ofT.andshc worth
notliing, liis parents forbade the union. Her
anxicty may thcrcfore, bc casily imaincd,
'myadnce that she lcavcs offscckinglor vain
admirers and get married."
Thc poor girl turacd dcadly palc, and ap
pearcd ready to faint Hcr heavy, sleepy
looking lovcr, himself appcared dccply moved.
Ncvcr judge from outsidc: for this stupid look
ing fellow was a rough diamond. IIc was all
heart but he kncw not how to givc utterancc
to his feclings, which is oftcn thc misfortune
of young men who have seen the world.
'"And in order to cnablc hcr to do so with
propricty, and whcrc hcr heart is sct, I far
ther bcqucath to hcr tcn thouand francs.'
AVhatevcr wcre thc scnsations of those a
round, therc wcre twoin thc room whom thc
old man had madc thorouhly happy. It was
his intcntion so to do, for Miehacl rcincmbercd
the days of his youth.
Thc Iawyer continucd
'Thcse arc all my legacies, Tlie rest of my
propcrty, in houscs, lands, and nioncy. amoun
ting to about two hundred thousaud livres, I
lequcath to Alons. Foveau, thc curc of our
An univcrsal movcmcnt ot surpnsc tooK
nlacc whilc thc priest movcd not a musclc, and
the child who had not listcncd to a word, con
tinucd to wccp. I'aul was utterly unconsc:ous
ol what was gomg forward.
Tn tnist to bc annlicil. whcn mv ilcar son
attaius the age of twenty-one, in tlic following
'Thc propertv to bc dividcd into two tiarts
1 t Zt - . 1 1 T v '
sucn pan as tne saiu reverenuj.cn; runau
ehoscs. 4o so to mv son. and thc other to be
dciotcd to the hoiv scniccsof thc church.
ily bon, in thc mcan timc, to bc cducatcd by
thc saiu rcvcrcnu i crre rovcau, wno, uymg,
wl alcvcr name he thinks fit, to bc substitutcd
in licu of his own.'
As the worthv actuarr read thc clause dc-
libcrately and slowly, a faint lluh crred his
lace, wlnle lus uark cycs wcrc kccnly hxed
njion thc priest. The lattcr, liowcvcr niovcd
not a musclc, nor did his manncrs show thc
shfihtcst sisn of cmotion: and JMonsicur Du
rant havinu at lcnjrth concludcd, closcd thc
pajiers witli a sigh. The cautious lawj-cr
iorcsaw difhculties hckncw not liow toobviatc.
Thc comnaii- now disiicrsed, thc relativcs
dcnartcd whilc tuc cure went out to givc somc
oruers to the scrvants.
Thc lam-cr and thc orphan rcmained alonc
in the chambcr of dcath.
Paul,' said the fornier, kindlv, taking the
liov's hand. 'do vou lovc mc'?'
'I doT Monsieur IJurant,' rcplicd the sob-
bmg cluld, 'but oli, M onsieur IJurant, what have
thcy donc with my fathev? I shall ncvcr scc
him acain !'
The n-ief of the lad was so touching that
JMonsieur Durant could hardly rcfrain from
'AIv dear I'aul, God is "ood, and will onc
day unitc you to your fathcr once more. But
in thc mcantiine you promitc mc one thing!
You will now bc takcn trom licrc untilyou arc
twcnty-one. 'Whcn you rcach that agc vou
will be frcc: now promise mc you will thcn
comc to mc, will vou not, and 1 will be your
fncnd. l ou promise mc .
'Ido.' sobbed the child.
'Xow do not fonrct this liromisc, for,' con
tinucd thc lawvcr solcmnlv, 'you will thcn in
dced want a Incnd.
This sccnc, a abovc dccribcl, occurrcd m
a village near l'ans, somc two hundred ycars
ilorc than tcn vcars passcd, and Taul Mal-
inc" grew to raan's cstatcs. Ilunng thc wholc
ol" this period hc was undcr thc tuition of Pcrc
Foveau thongh not in thc village whcrc his
fathcr had dicd and bccn intcrred; for shortly
after this sad occurrcncc, thc priest rcmoved
with his eharge to Paris, wherc hc stcadily dc-
votcd lumsclt to thc Iads cducation, cxcept
whcn his dutv callcd him to attcnd to the scr-
vicc of thc ordcr. Thc worthy inan, now un
able, originally wished to brins thclioy up l'or
the church; and as I'aul inanifestcd thc rnost
intcnsc opposition to this idca, vowing that thc
anny alonc was tho profcssion he loved, it was
tlionght unwiJc to baulk his dcsircs.
It was tlic dav previous to that on which hc
becamc of age, that wc again introducc I'aul
upon the. sccnc of ac tion. IIc was in his own
private room, thc'houjc bcing occupied by va
riotis pcrsons, and the priest dwclling in a lit
tle garrct ajart from all clsc.
ltooks, naiicrs, a huc cscritoric, manuscripls
scattcred oicr thc Hoor.ill-assortcd withswords
daggers, andsuitsof armor, that lay in hopc-
lcss conlusion m cvcry corncr, wnuc uy a
lamn, sat Paul, holdinzin his hand what was
still mcrc singnlar in lialf-monkish, half mili-
tary cell, a sniall nuniaturc ot a ladv, pamtcu
byone of thc most fashionable artists of thc
dav. This facc was gentle. mild and lovclv
whilc thc innoccncc of carly youth was stam
pcd on cvcrv featurc
'1 liavc sccn tnat countcnancc uciorc, saiu
Paul jrazinjr intcntly on it, or it i s the rcali-
zation of some drcam?'
'How come vou bv it mv son ?' innuircd thc
priest mildly, having cntcred so gcntly as to bc
'I found it, fathor,' rcplicd Paul, blushing &
laying down thc pieturc, 'this morning near thc
'Somc court bcauty, pcrchancc, contiuucd
Pcrc Foveau, quictly 'but that is not what I
came to spcak about.'
'Of what thcn, fathcr,' inquircd Paul, pla
cing thc miniaturc witliin thc folds of his gar
ment. 'To-morrow,' said tho Jcsuit, scating him
sclf, and allowing a faint blush to illuminatc
his fcaturcs. 'you arc of agc'
'I am fathcr,' and it wasadim pcrccptionof
thc joys thc future might bring hini, which in
ilucnced thc wanntli of his rcply.
'You know the terms of vour fathcr's
'That I amtolunvesucha part as you choosc
and, thc rest too to the church.'
'Exactly. ow I have takcn advicc in high
quartcrsmy son as to what I should do, and
acting upon that principlc thcy dccidcd I ought
to act upon I will not saj- his holiness has
guided mc this is my decision :
'I have cducated you with carc; you have
hcen bred to the profcssiou of arms; vou are
ready for any cmployment; and I have no
iloubt will obtain tho" cminencc which your
talcnts descri-es; in consideration of the grcat
good which may thcn accrue to the church, I
givc to you onc tbousand livrcs and my bles
sing, whilc I give to thc holy Aposto'ic church,
one hundred and nincty-nine thousand livrcs
'Infamous robbcrl' cxclaimed the younr
man thus plungcd from lofty visions of wealth
and indcpcndcncc, to a strugglc for cxistcnce,
is it thus that vou betray my tatncrs
Olyson you arc intcmpcrate,' said thc
pncst imldly. ' x our tatncr s trust has not bccn
bctraved. IIc sai-s distinctly that part we
choosc we arc to give you; and wc are to choosc
from lofticr motivcs than you can scan,to givc
you what I have said.'
I'aul rcplicd not, but bcndms lus head nn
til ii restcd on the tablc, covercd his cvcs witli
his hands, and rcmained thus for somc minutcs.
'ialsc Pncst r hcthen bcgan.
But thc Jcsuit was gone, and on tho tablc
was a copy of his fathcr s will, and tho thou:
'Couragc !' said Paul to himsclf, ' I am young
I have a profcssion, and a glorious onc let
mc lay out my plans.
A fewdays", and Paul Malincs, on foot, witl
a havcrsack on his back, was discovcrcd lca-
ving Paris by thj2 road which lcd to his own
nntivn villnfrn. lWnnrtl Tn inn'rtiu lin.inl.f
but not giving wav to mclancholv, the voun"
uiMuncnicu waiKcu aiong iviiuaiirm anu man
Two days Paul continucd his Soumcy, and
on thc morning of the third found himsclf with-
m a fcw nulcs of his birth nlace-Two of thr-so
had bcen gonc ovcr,whcn he came in vicw of
tne only town which hc had to nass on thc
routc, nearly all bcing some distancc ficm the
summit of a loftv hiU. doivn which tlm path-
way he had choscn wound slowly and lcngth-
StenninT Ollf firmlr lin intAwiil lin i.ra
and advancing ranidiy through the principlc
mivv;i uumeu on nis way. lic nad crossed thc
grcatcr portion of thc srlace whieh intorvcncd
betwccn the gates of thc city, whcn turning
suddcnly thc corner of thc ruc Alonferncv, liis
ni'r. ytmi..l. tl.. P . ?i . , " t ".. i
.v, uui-m diui oi a piciurc wuicii transuxcu
him with astonLshment. At a lrindow, and
tnat too ot a largc and inagnificcnt houscstan
dingns if in thc cnjoyment of thc fresh air,
was thc original of the nuniaturc which Paul
treasurcd so highly. But such an orimnal!
lar more 19eautiliil than anv lhinr ho. rnnhl
have imagincd from thc picture. To say that
Paul actcd undcr the linpulsc of suqirisc,
nuuui oeminuy to cxprcss tlie look with
wiiicu no gazcd upon thc lovclv apparation
who onendcd or astonishcd, or acting with co-
quctisncaicuiation, immcdiatelv rctircd from
Paul hcaved a deep sigh, but a sigh ofa man
who was rclicvcd from a heavy load.
'I have found herf hc cxclaimcd half alond, 'I
have found her she of whom I liavc drcaincd
snc wnom 1 lovcd alrcady.'
And forgcttiii!: tlic treniendous ohstacles wl.irli
lay betwccn him and succcss, hc gavc himclf nji
tothe drcamy hliss of young first lovc. Thenext
minute hc was at thc door, and in anothcr in thc
prescncc of tlic scrvant of thc housc.
'I wish to scc vour mistrcss.'
Thc scrvant lookcd at thc ilusty pcrson of thc
young wayfarcr and hcsitatcd.
'I say I w ish to scc vour voung mistrcss, rcpcat
cd Paul mihlly but finnly.
Thcre was something "in thc toncsofour hcro
-nuicji-H-cniio uie foubrctics Iicart, and with a
smiic snc cnquircd tlic straiigcrs name.
'Monsicnr l'aal Manlines.'
In two minutcs more, Paul was rcceivcd in a
magnincent appartment hy two fcnialcs, tlic onc
cvidcntly thc mother, thc othcr a danghtcr. Tlic
fonncr spokc. v
'What can Ido for Monsicur,' saidshc, 'is it
any professional husiness V
'fNo iMadame,' rcphcd Paul blushing and hcsi-
tating, 'but liavc you not lost a portiait ?' "
Mui, inonsicnrr cxclaimcd thc mother, whilc
an cxprcssion of dccp gralificalion illumined the
icaiurcs o: uic young girl, 'vou have not found
'Indced, Madame, I am happv to say I have'
' A in! ifm- i.- '1 " , .
" "-v jwu a.-i;ii luriuiiuie cnougii 10
nnci us now can wc thank you V
I saw Jladamoiscllc at thc window.'
-jiiuccti, saiu tlic mother Jixmg a scrutinizing
glancc npon thc dusty youth, 'you kncw not
Thc danghtcr said notliing but astrangc fecling
ni;. m utr ncari. jiow tnat strangc j'oung man
mnst have studicd thc minntnn. !
'I found it,' continucd I'aul, 'at thc rhnrch of
inc ot.r.spnt, m l'ans, somc tcn davs sincc, and
have carried itwith me cversincc in the faint hope
of finding an owncr for it I liavc
Paulpauscd.trembled, and said no more, whilc
lus wholc facc was sntfuscd with crimson.
I have it next my heart.' hc was about to liavc
said, but an indcfinable impulje stavcd his words,
whilc he took it from his bosom, his fcaturcs still
more ovcrcamc bv bumin" Mnchpc. Tilinlips ih.it
with his manner spokc voltimcs to the heart ofthc
Botli ladies wcrc aliout to ioin in thankin!r the
young travcllcr, whcn thc dooropcned and a man
It was thc notarv Durant.
'Paul Msu mcs, my dear boy,' hc cxclaimcd ;
most delighted to scc vou. You have ktnt vcut
promise I am glad of it.'
1 aul stammcred forthsomeunintel!i"ililewonls.
out lAiuisa, tlic lovclv onginal of the picture which
I'aul had parted with, most nillinglv came to his
aid and cxplaincd the whole in a few words. Du
rant listencd attentivclv and a eralified smile
i l .1 i .:. 1-
'I'aul ' said hc. kindlv. 'vou are the snn nf
cliacl Manlincs, who madc my fortunc hy lcnding
iue a suin oi monev whieli lic ncver reclaimcu.
If you particularly wish it, you may kecp that pic
Paul conld not helieve his ears : T-nnic.T hrA
down her head to hidc a laugh at thc odii cx
prcssion of his countcnancc, whilc Madamc said
'Fudgc," said the hcarty lawvcr, now counsellor
royal, with, it is said, the car of tho kinf. orat all
evcntsof his ministcrs; 'you know I do'n't likc to
act as otncr people Uo ; and whcn I left I'aul
wceping ovcr his fathcr's gravc, I said to mysclf.
'what a capital husband hc would maka for mv
little Louisc' Xow I flattcrmvsclf I didn't think
anytbmg out ofthc wa-, did I Paul V
ircanyri-anl cxclaimcd, blushing likc :
young lady just from school. which. considerin:
his cducation amons thc Jcsuit;. was remarkahle.
since thcy wcre nicn who ncver blushcd.
'Xow, "my dear boy, just offwith vourcoat.
down with your pack. Xow thcn, sit "down and
say. as if thc house wcrc your own, I am at homc."
. Paul obcycd, and having rctircd to rcfrcshlum-
seit, and attcnd to liis toilettc, rcturncd in the
guiscof a ccntlcman, nhich Louise could not but
own, bccame him marvclously.
now, my ooy, we arc gomg to dinc,and atdm
ner tou shall tell us thc whole of vour adventurcs
sincc wc parted.'
It was thc kmg s ante-chambcr. A nnmbcr of
persons werc therc waiting for an audicncc. A
mong thcse wcre Durant thc lawvcr, Pau1,Lonisc
and hcr mother. In threc months, which had c
lapscd sincc thc cvcnt of our last chaptcr. thc
voung peoplc had become bcttcr aconaintcd. To
see them as thcystood side by side, it was casv to
discovcr that th'cy wcrc now'lovcrs, if not affianc
cd. About threc yards from them, howcvcr.stood
thcir cvil gcnius, the priest Foveau.
Ilis look was still meck, mild and calm. but
therc was in his meck cyes a rcstlcss fever which
bespokc a mind ill at ease.
'His maicstv will rcccive all thc nartics concern-
cd in thc anair of Maulincs,' cxclaimed the ushcr,
inrowmg opcn a sicia iioor.
Thc CTonne entercd & stood in tlic nrp5p7i nf
thc king, whc scated at a tablc covercd with a
pcrs, was attcntivcly pcrusing a document.
'Sirc Durant,' hc said after a few momcnts si
Icncc, 'I have rcad vour mcmorial witli carc : it u
worth of you Jt is tcrsc, vigcrous, and augmcn-
tative. AbociOTean, I have rcad vours. Itn
learncd and cloqucnt, but unfortunatcly it errs in
The pncst turned palc, for hc saw that it was
dccidcd against him.
"At least your majcsty, it was intcndcdonc-half
shonld be thc propcrty ofthc church.'
rcrhaps, Abbo Foveau, tliat was thc intsntion,'
said the king scvcrcly.'but you have wilfully deccit
fully departcil from tho intcntion of tlic deceased,
and I accordingly acccpt thc interprctation of
Monsieur Durant, which is the part you dioosc tcas
to be liis son's. The part you clioose was one hun
dred and nincty:ninc thousand livrcs; thc other
thousand gocs in thc church. Tlie words arc
cxplicit Abbc Foveau; 'Such partas thc rever
cnd Pcrc chooscs to go to my son.'
Shylock baulkcd of his tiound of flcsh bv tlic
Iovclyjudgc, prcsentcd not amore utterly "ovcr
comc and down-cast look than tlic priest, who
bowing low, left thc King's apartment. Paul fcll
at thc King's fect and burst fortli in cloqucnt cx-
loung man, said the monarch with asmile,
'I have otlended for the sake of justice, a powcr-
iui uouy oi nicn ; oui u i am not just, wlio is to
ucroini rancc ! l ou are a soldier !'
'I apnoint vou at onee to mv rona nnnl
licutcuancy ii vacant. Lct me"scc vou to-morrow
at thc ulace.'
The wholc party now rctircd, happy and cou-
leiueu in mc cxireme. uurant jicrliaps cnjoycd
thc triumpli more than anybccaiiseit was wit and
eloquencc that had turned thc scales against the
abbc. P.iul obtained his inhcritancc; thc priet
wcnt to Itomc; and crc Iong another akcd a blcs-
sing on tlie union of I'aul Manhncs and thc origi
nal ofthc lost miniaturc.
'Ah, my bo!, said Durant gailv on thc day of
uic mnuiiig, just a-i mc company wcre sitting
down to dinncr ; 'didn't I tell you to comc to nie
fora fricnd ? and now I have "found you a wifc'
Paul smilcd, nnd yct thc tears stood "in his evcs.
it was l.ouisc s liitlicr who spokc; lus had bccn
ueau cicvcn vcars.
SPEECn OF MR. IIALE.
Tlin TEX RECIMCXr r.ILL.
On motion of Mr. Cass, thc tcn regimcnt bill
n-as thcn takcn up and rcad a third limc. The
qucstion bcing on thc passagc.
Mr. llalc, of Xcw llaiiipthirc, was imluccd bv
Msconvictionsofduty, to define his vicw.s upon
this bill. Although he kncw that therc wcre few
Scnaiors who wonld concur with him. vot l.n -.
td it to his constitucnts, and to his ositiou lieforc
thc country. not to lct his vote go to the world
without giving his rcasons for it. IIc would have
kcn glad to have left this duty to ol.tcr and ablcr
Iiands. IIc would have bccn glad, in order to get
all thc possiblc light on this sublcct, whieh appcar
ed so hard and unfathomable; but hc suppo.-cd
the bill would pass through the fonus of a law.
aal that it was only left for him to givc his rea
sons and his votes against it. But no niattcr
whcthcr thc lights of public documcnts wcrc to
bc had or not, his coursc was dccidcd upon. IIc
should go againn the bill hc was oppo;cd lioth
to regulars and voluntecrs; and if thcre was anv
other descriplion of troops, hc should vote against
them. IIc would opposc thc appropriatiou of a
single dollar to tlic forcc in thc field, Wvond thc
amount that was ncccssary to bring them homc,
by thc vcry shortcst and chcapcst routc. It was
hcld to lic patriotic to go for a war, when wc get
into it, right or wrong; and thc l'rcsident, at thc
last scssion, had oflicially dcclarcd all those op
poscdtohis warasguiltyof trcason. Quccn E
lizahcth doubtcd the undcrsranding and wisdom
of the mcmbcrs of parliamcnt, nnd adviscd them
not to meddlc with state afT.iirs. So had our l'rcs
ident doubtcd thc patriotism of Congress. 3Ir.
Halcargncd that this doctrinc of I'residcntial as
snmption of right or wroii''. and of absolute nmr-
cr, pending a war, was most pcrnicious. Thc
policy npon this doctrinc, howcvcr. appcars lo I.
thrit if wc arc in wr.r, wc rmist prosccute it, right
or wrong. It ispopnlar to kccp it going on.and
if Jamcs K. Polk could gct into two wars at once,
ho ivould cxpcct to lic more uonnlar llian C.pner.
als Washington and Jaekson togethcr. War now
was not rcgardcd as the blackcst of crimcs, as it
uaci oecn oy tne proiuicst wntcrs ; Imt it was rc
gardcd as a I'ool of Bcthcsda. in which thn mnst
dctcstable polilical profiigacyof the biackcst die.
could wash itsclf nnd bc cleanscd. As thc blood
of ourfcllow men docs not belong to that school
of" morals, or such bcing pcrverscd, in not coming
right, anothcr question is, what coursc docs it lic
comc those who bclicvc thc -our.try involvcd in
n ur winni is so nnjns:, nrc 10 purrne ! comc
Scnaiors, by a sort of areumcnt I cannot comnrc-
hcnd. think that, whilc tlic war is unjust, ihcy arc
bound to vote men and nioncy, throwing tlie rc
siionsibility upon the l'rcsident. I cannot scc how
this is donc. Such opposition is just what is
wantcd. Ifyoufollow this coursc, you will not
find any artielcs in thc govcmmcnt organ about
factious oppoition. It is jut thc sort of opposi
tion thcy de-irc. Thcy would rathcr have it tlian
your snpport. Thcy want notliing bctlcr than
that you should vote thc l'rcsident all thc money
nicn hc wants. anu thcn to oppoc his policy.
Xor do I ngrce with gcntlcmcn who sav that upon
a bill to increasc thc anny is not a propcr placc to
mquirc into thc justice or conti:utionauty oi tuc
war. I hold that is upon cvcrv hill to carrv out
anv act of thc exccutivc which isillcgabisa prop
cr oecasion to ohject to its furthcr procccding. j
l lurthcr iielievc tuattnc trcc causc oi tnn war
lics dccpcr than has bccn alludcd to bv any gcn
tleman who has prcrcded mc. lUliere, sir, that
the car.ee of this var is for the cxtoision of hnman
is'avirg.and any utSrr cause is, in iiiy ojmion. forevjn
from rhe Irutlt. This faet, sir. is cvidcnt from thc
wholc hi-torv ofthc country in rclation to the an-
ncxation of Tcxas. But, sir, the men who arc at
thc head of thc govcmmcnt opcnly and plaiiily
avowcd thc object. Thcy wcrc, 1 will insubstancc
say. mcn of no highcr principlc than a sct of po
liticians, which wc liavc at prcscnt day, who avow
thcmselvcs Xorthcm men with Southcm princi
plcs. To show this, sir, I will nsk that thc docu
ment which I hold in my hand may be rcad.
licrc wcre Icttcrs or Dnti Urccn ot August aau,
1843. rcad bv thc Sccrctary.l Hcre, sir, you will
observe that a schcmc was on hand. Tlic writcr
of this lcttcr savs that it was a project to scnd
somc fanarical Abolitionists of the Xorth to tam- .
pcr with the institntions of thc South. IIc says
that thccstablisbmcnt of a govcmmcntforbidding
slavcrv would bc a most unhappy rcsult. I ,
thoudit. sir. whcn I rcad it first that thc word un
happy was a mistake of the printcr, but I have t
read scveral copies and it is still unhappy. What, .
sir, istliis? The cstab'ishment ofa frcc govcm-
mcnt forbiding slavcry, is a faet fillcd with thc j
most unhappy rcsnlts." This, sir, is the Iangnage i
of thc Amcrican govcmmcnt. Iangnage is ,
this ! It is full of import to Massachusctt3 and ,
Xcw Hampshire. Was it for this that thc Pun- :
tan3 left slavcry at homc, and sought frccdom
hcre? Was it" for thc ercction of slavcry that
thev flcd from country to country. from Holland .
to JVmcrica ? Was it for this that thc May Flow-
cr sailed ? Xo. sir. no such purposc. This sir.
was tlic objcct of the amicxation of Tcxas; nnd
this anncxation thc caasc of thc war; it bcing i
donc whcn Texas was at wnr with Mcxico. The ;
l'rcsident, in his messagc of thc 8th of May. and
in his sivernl mcssms iiuec t'len. ucs thc words ,
"this war was coninfeuccd by thc act of Mexico-,
It is his favoritc phrasc. IIc lias inforracd Con
grcss ofit fourtccn timcs: always -this war wtis
thc act of Mcxico.'' It has become tne only
phrasc of tho l'rcsident. It lias become a part of ,
his rcligion; and hc will listcn to notliing clsc.
Rnt nn mt-li thin". Sir. the scndins of an arrned
forcc to the vcry utmost bounds of its claimed ter- 1
ritory, was thc immcdiatc cansc of the war And ;
this, sir, is knoivn to the Trcsidcnt. IIc was as '
(irm. sir, and postivc in his assertion that thc j
whole of Orcgon was ours. Ile said so in his in-
augnral messagc. I hcard him whcn hc dclivcrcd
his inaugural, standingamid tlic anppmgs ot tnat
storm, rcminding thc peoplc that our title to Or
cgon was -clcar and unqucstionabl" And how
S!'1 M IdMte
, w.rwu u.erj- momcnt to hcar him
say, "you wonld scarccly cxpcct one of mv
mai-uiMu piiuiic, ou me stage!" llut sir he did
not comc to that; although he was loud inhisnro-
tCStatlOnS Of Olir tllll tn Omnnn .' 3V .
. v. - - , upujamn;
wcnt so taras to advocatc nnr tiil., 7 r. .
Didhethen rwl,H,V ,""H'B- umu u cxprcsscs, arc contamcd mtho
holdSmc " Wd Z slZ to ntribntion. If wc escape from the c
ma'mSn' our ti.ieY Xo.h-fbcS IcTncw follcn n 1 Uons, vlich
tliat would beacause of war, and that Grelt c .L.cn m shvcry and war, thcn
Britain would considcr it as suclu 7 wdAbc cxception, audjt will bethc first.
I now turn, sir, to the conid"cration of tlio ' VV1' wh? arc now writInS lustorj-,
papers and documents whieh have becn print- P to tha, JJ"? wLcn was unS tho
cd. I ,viQ read first thc letters of the Presi-' f "H-J'l'Cn thc first dawnof afjod
dcnt to Gcn. Ilerrcm, informin" him that hc , ? ??l0T hlc uPn tIlc S328 of man
kidsentMr.SUdcllto Alcxica That lcttcr f . tC" wI,clhcr nalIon lhat
sir.isbc-forcus hcre. I will read it r 'bo ,'wcd.slave7,anJ warcvcr rcapcd anything
ibrbb,; hc'Zm him'to'S
jiuijF jwcujiing; uut lor lu;
not hcar his praycr, he scn
tn tlm l!in nrw,.l,. i
iL 1 lroin-c"tes'S
You bavc hcard thc bnnnvn.l ,m.
.ich he addres.cd Prcsidcnt IIcrn.rTw h .
ivuiiess a wDiuu call would be thc l'rcsident of i .i . V"V"
the United States ; for no witnc., h"Tn "faitl. V "1 for some ti mc difler
in his siory, wouhl n.jM it ow u,?nwSrillfd but g - t.vverc umtcd. Tl.cy
!y lburtecn times. This obs?inacv ZZh annnIoxa,;on of tIlc tw0 1!.
in that 'the war wis bv tlw " ; . ! ,I,c,r ptlcr I will rcad an extract, which s; vs
mu.st bc some doubt'of its ru'l, at ho ue t it
thc Prcsidcnt, in his mcs.sa..c of Z nr t
vcar. calls hih r,, ..f ? ,. : V""
- . , , . . ui: iiiuiiiicil
money to aid him lncarryingotit a war, w
he now-says; Congrcss iiad dcclarcd to 1
bcgun by 'thc act of Je.ico.' But I have
licen lntonncd that manv Scnators vnfn.l
jainst it undcr a
S Lr ?-,Ts I'aJ;sedn1y conviclions; and if anytlling l lmc
reachcd us of thc cnlical position of Gencral
laylor, and wc wcre induccd to scnd him aid
to cxtrieatc him. Tlic war was forolten - all
its consequences wcrc lost sight of ; Coiv'rcss
hstcncd only to thc calls of h'uman svmnathv
Y ,, , ,l"u "'o'icv ior that pur
pse onlv. Ihcy never mcant, sir, that Jev
ico s.iou!dbc conquci-cd. Thc Prcsidcnt ii.
lus messagc this ycar. tclls us not tb.it hU nl
jcciistoconquora jiart of -1exico, but that
iu iiaa nu iineuiion ot prosccudng it to acom
p.etc conqucst of that country. But v.c can
put no failh in this asse.-tion. IIc savs th-it
his objcct wai to 'conqucr a peacc,' and in
carrjiiigouiuiat conouest of a nnnr-o l,o yn.
.,...1.,, i..iiiK-,ii.ueiy, a part ot tbe territory ol
that nation. 1 Ic asks of us an increasc of the
""SP"' ,t. a"1 ,llm tIl!3; thc next vcarhe
wiii tcn us, tliat you votcd hini mcn and mcans
to carrv- on thc war. and vnn -m;il ni- r...
what purposc. Ne will tell vou that vou gavc
him an anny to go to ilexico, not'to stand
with foldcd arms, and pcrfonn K-ntrv dutv:
but you nicant thcy should lav wastcthatcouii
trj', burn licr cities, ravish h'er towns and vil
lagcs, every whcrc wherc that armvtrcads.and
.v. ...itt uu niiuiu in mc Diood ot hcr slauh
tcrcd mhabitants. This is what the Prcsidcnt
will say next vcar. whcn. nnrlm,. :n
can upon inm lor tlie pcacc. In ourschools
ac uie cast, we iiad a practiceof rcquirin" that
bnys should not only sjicll wonls.but that Ihev
also should give their dcfinilions.
inc Jlon. hcnator from ICcnlucky, f.lr.
tnttcndcn) a fcw ilivs am. .-ml l. Cdi-.;i.i
voluntecrs to regulars. I, sir, opposo both, 1
will vbtc agamt thc increasc of thc annv in
any way. It thcre bc any forcc notinclude'd in
the lenn regulars or voluntecrs. thcn I will
vote against that forcc. I will lcnd no aid to
thc furthcr pnxecution of this war. I think I
can srp an object in vicw, in having regulars.
mstead of loluntcers ; it is to makc wa'ruiwii
the tea and eonec jiots of Xew ICnglamL Thc
I rc.'idcnt wants a war tn ir 1.., -.i
colfcc ; and if the senatnr fmn. 1C..nioi- ',:n
only look a little furthcr through his glasscs
hc will scc it too. Sir. wlint ;il t. l.....t.
of this war? Xo onc can tell. Tho Prcsi
dcnt gocs for a pcacc; but will hc obtain it by
means of this war ? It appcars to mc sir, that
thc l'rcsident : wi-lics to dcal with Jrexir o, like
Abcrdcen did wilh him, in rcganl to the Orc
gon Territory. That is b'ti-K- li,t t. .1
want. I hc PlX'sidenf. sir. i r -,..1. !
wehavea weak nnd disabled "foc ; but. rir,
niini we wcre in dangcr ol a war with Eng- countrj- arcto be lorgottcn now, wherc is tho
Iand, hc was vcry meck. Unfortunatelv, hc: incciitive of future cxcrtionsV If a life of Lon
did not gct thc b!csmg which thc holy "wonl or is in its "serc and yellow Ic.-if," to bc tho
prcmiscs the nifck. for the verse is, 'blcsK'd scofTand witlings Hnd thc buttof dcmagOruc.s
are thc incek, for thev shall inhcrit the Iand.' wherc is virtuc to seek its rcward, and whcro
Thc Prcsidcnt, sir. di'd not, on that occas-ion, ' voung mauhood to look for thc bcacon light
dwilavhispatriotifm and c-ouragc wliich is now to guidc it in thc path W duty? Itcvercdis
so vioicnt. Ile bliiitercd and bm-'"ed, but I ae at all times; but now snrpas.-'ingly Iovely
think hc had read of co and rcvcrcd whcn it is crowned by thc halo
" That stormy iov which warrion, f..,.l.
In focman worthv of thcir stccl."
Why, Sir, on that oecasion, thc Prcsidcnt, ! The Old 3Iax Eloqi-ext. Tlic Wash
aftcr agitatiug thc countrj- by his dcclamtions jngton corrcstwndcnt of thc X. Y. JLfirror,
01 title lo thc wholc of Orcon, ba' kcd out of . t .1 r t i r 1 1.
it when the hour came, an.licft the nlaftcr to thw f Joh" QnmC' Al,am3 M hc SP"
thc Scnatc; and, that too, aflcr rcfusingan of- Pcars at Pnt in Congrcss:
ferof aibhraticn, npon thcground tliat to arbi-: -Vr. Adams was nlrcady in his scat to-day,
tratc admitted ajlonht of our title. I refer to notwithstanding thc violcncc ofthc storm ; Lut
this snbjcct, sir, bceausc it was a part of our cvcry warm tint of life has vanished from his
dcmocracy at the east. We had gonc for 51 vcnerablc facc, and a palcness of complcxion,
40 ; and, as I have said, in the ardor of our nlmost luminious, bctokcns his near spproaeh
patriotitni, wc have got ovcr thc linc, and wcrc to a brighter and a licttcr world. In gazing
rcadv to go for .4 .19. But the lcttcr of thc upon him as hc quictly sat therc amongthc ro
Prcsidc.it to Jr. Pai-kcnham, informinghimof bust and bustling throng, with his kccnc eyea
the dctermination of the Prcsidcnt to alnda still snarklin"- like dianionds in thet
thc rcsolution of thc Scnatc, earoc uon U3
iiKC a inundfrtintr I iwfnnri n r..u- dovj nnrt
to uc spcccn ot tlic llon. bynatoi from houth
and, I hope, with profit, too. But, though no
man cstimates more highly than I do hn wis-
dom and his abilitv as a statesman. I mnst sav
I can scc notliing in his rcfo'utions. I would
like to scc them passed, howcver, but I must
confcss, I can scc ncithcr virtuo or nlilitv in
them. Thcv,in mj-judgment.arcotinttonoth-
ing. I thank the Scnalc for thc paticncc with
wfi-chthcyhavclistncdtoma I rose to pcrfonn
myduty. It has bccn chargcd. that all whoon-'
noscd thc war irpn iMni?inr Jn nititt.-.
their country. I rose to give cxprcssion to
myvicws.-n,is chargc reminds mc of thc
rcmark of a westcrn man, who said. 'I wnnt a..
gainst the last war, and it mndc mc unpopnlar;
nu.. a nuuui gu joriuis war, and lor all wars :
A-cs. even (or wnr ructnAn.r. -,t r :
- ; . , ".'uh.iji, laiiii.iu.
qnn',t :,CWill, T"C" ?yh' ih?tM,
bcnatprs, who arc opposed to the war, lend
thciraid for it? Is it for popularitv? I
hope not, sir. We arc writing the historv of
our times. Wc arc plaring upon reconrthe
footsteps of our coursc, from timc to cternity.
H'l 1 7 .
Uhitherdo theytcnd, and where willfthey
lcadus? Shall 1L0. i ,m . fl.i
us thosc who are to fill onr nlacesarr? ihv.
I say, to find them pointing tolibcrtv and harv-
ntr, t,ll !. C.l !? ... " '
t-u u. jiuu imu lut-m uui monumcnu
of guilt, pointing to thc paths leadingtopit
Thesc arc nuestions which arc fullof mcin.
lng.at tLc P"25611' Ask tho hiatory of
uauu"5 w"o nave ocen swallowcd up in tho
ortcx of nMcthcr thcy did not reap what
tho 1, . ' .
svcuu iu iuu io.ti cucre is a
ilmrr, r .1. I,
tnn nf ikm. ?. ... t i
rt uu... uuuu L..1 llum 1 1 J ( . 1 1
j v anu iui iue icsson i( tcacuca anci
fc ...--. cuaii we. sir. nnunearft
d prospenty in following that coursc, wlicrc
all other nations have" bccn niincd? No,
; but thev will find in thc bintni-i. nf
a".'l be seen ,t the tar dant
will not trespass furthcr upon thcirtime. But
1 hav.e a Ty-0"1 10. 33-r. 'n a. """cr personal to
maf. bc.c'!ai?ca .th fanat.cism; I
i r t 5?d
hl'm f f S,r',,s
ciocracy, atout twclvc montlis old
w York dc-
L I have
assurc the Scnatc that I liavc no di?K)it:on to
bc hffrc, in this liody, as an Ishiuaelitc, with
my hand against cu'rybody, and everjtolj's
nanu against me. 1 liavc imt siniplr exprcs-
sid lias m tlie least bcen oirensivctoany Scn
ntor, I assurc him, from thc liottcni of my
heart tlut I inlcndcd no such courjo.
Thc aycs aud navs wcre onlocd on thc
passagc of the bill, when
Mr. Johnson-, of Jnryland, n-orcd that
thc Scnatc adjourn, with "a view to rcply to
-1r. Ilalc, bnt at the (uggestion of Jr. Cass,
withdrow it, for the piuqiose of goin into an
cxecutivc scs.ion; when, aflcr a short timo
spcnt thcrciii, thc Scnatc adjounicd ovcr to
Froin the Piilmhljihia AortA Jmcrirfln.
Tlicrc arc still thosc who would scll thfl
birth-j-ight of our nation's glorj-for a mcss of
oflicial pottagc, and spcak irrevcrcntly of .ige,
grown grey in thc scrvice ofthc cotintrr. o
-annot conccivc how any Amcrican, with his
heart in tbe right plaoc, could tront with ridi-
oulc and insult this vcnerablc man, bccausc in
his Gatli ycar hc sces propcr to raise a wnrn
ing voicc against thc rapacious projccts of the ad
ministnition. Look at his carecr, and say if uch
a man can be other than a patriot. Ile rcneheil
this counttj- when barcly of mnn's cstatc, in
17S0, aud lmmcdiately joincd nnd contributed
lo the supjiort of a voluntcer comjiany in tho
Kcvolutionary war. Our indcpcr.Jcncc ml
icvcd, hc was appointed a Profc-sor in Ilar
vnnl Ucivcrsity, but snbscqucntiy rcmoved to
this State, which hc rcprcscntcd in tlic Legi"
laturcand Congrcss, aud was clectcdto thc L"
nitcil Stntcs Sennlc, but dcclarcd ineligiblp,
as hc only becamc a citizen in 1785. From
Congrcss, hc was transforrcd to the calinet of
Thonias Jcficrson in 1891, and rcmained his
Trca u y head and bosom fricnd during thc
entire eight ycars of thc in umbency ot' tho
'fathcr of dcmocracy.'
James Madison, succceding, still relaincd
his serwccs, until in h:s second tcrm thc com
mksion of Ghent was dccidcd upon, whcn Alr.
Uallatin rcsigned, and negotiated thc treatv ot
pcace 111 coiiiiiiirtioii wiih Ilenrv Clav and
John Quincy Ailanis. L'lKin his rcturn homc,
furthcr honors wcre showeri-d ujion him, and
hc was nominatcd as thc candiihitc for Vicc
Prcsidcnt on thc sanic tickct with Alr. Craw
fonl as Prcsidcnt, as the rcgular denim-ratic
rcpublican nominces. Duringtho Presiden'-y
of John Quincy Adams. hc was scnt Minis'c'r
KnInniLmd 011 his rctnrn mtlird f o tv i nii M
lf C7 yearsof dciotion and usefulncss to a
i usefulncss and dcvolcdness to countrj-.
wl"c'' cn' lrom ? m public
loscs for a momcnt, all particular rcmcinbran-
rfN nt thr mrtn. m ilnnt wi r,frt ,t
votcu patnot and sagc, -who, full of ycars and
thc vcry thrcshold of ctcrnitv. liis intclfect '
remains clear and vigorons, and his mtcrest m t
public aiTairs incrcases with his cbbinr sands. .
which alrcady secm to bc so low in thc glass !
that thc slightcst shakc would cxhaust the last I
irolden !7rain of mnrtnl lifu. Tbcrp is a sanctitir I
in thc prcsence of onc so vencrablc in wisdom j
andin his j-cars, as hc approches
"Tlic shore of that immortal sea !
vi.:.i. 1 .1.. .t.r.i..j 1
... . . -
- p rH b. J?Y .
cieuues mto toncs of tl.c most respceUul ten-
u""tK d"u re KmKV' t
Knlfotin ctntnc il.. !
. ...... io,v i.ii.n.ji. vuipn
JcdinJcxico 700 strong, i3 now rcducetl
f i..o-n r r - m ,v
l 2" mcn Ct for scmcc" Tholtigcur
"g11116111. under Col. Andrews, Iandcd GtO'
of whom 280 can now bc raustcrcd. The South
Carolina Eeciment. wUch numbcred nninmk
uoiuuua iVCJJIUieill, nuicu IIUIHUCI
nrorrt .t 7 1 1
,of 9C0' 13 almost Jcstroyed, and
ter but 150. Dcath, wounds, and discasc ac-
count for thc remainder.. 'Othcr rcnwents
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navc sullercil scverelv.
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