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MD ADDISON COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
BY H. BELL. MIDDLEBURY, VT. MAY 25, 1841. VOL. 6, NO. 3. The People's Phess is printed in the Brick Building JVorth endof the Bridge, by EPHRAIM MAXHAM, bytehom all ordcrs for prinling Books, Pamphlels, Bills. Cards, fyc, of cvery description,xeUl be neally andfashionally execuled, at short noliee. TERMS OF THE SIXTH VOLUME. VIHage subscribcra, ...... A!ail subacribcrs, . . . . v . Indiriduals and Companles who Like at the office, or 1,50 centi ff paid in six znonlhs. Companics on sfage rnutes, . or 1,50 if paid in six montli?. Those who takeof Pfntriders, ... Companics and indiriduals off thc route or 1.50. if naid in six mnntha. 52,00 5.00 $1,75 1 ,75 Kopaicrsdrscoritinued untii arreara are paid, cxceDt at the option of the proprietor. Xo payracntsto Caitiersallowed ex ceptordcred by the proprieior. All cummunlcations mustbe addressed lo the editor Post Paid. ORGAN & PIANO FORTE TUNIWG. CBURCH and Parlor Oigans. and Piano Fortes tuned and repaired at shori notice. Orders from abroad, thankfully received and punctually altended to. I. T. PACKARD. Middlebury, March 16, 1S41. 45;tf WOOL & PELTS. THE subscribers wiil exchange for wool or I'elts, Grey Cloths, Cassimcres or Sati- netts. also will pay cash for good Flecce Wool at the Woolen t'aclory, South eml of the bridge whete they rcceive wool to manufncture as usual. All orders enfusteil to them will be execuled with promplness and fideli'v. DAVENl'ORT & TUKNER. Middlebury, Dec. 1, 1S10. Ilcalth and Slrength ! DR. S. O. RICIIARDSON'SSHERRY WINE BITTERS, RE ihe only sure teinedy for Dyspepsia and Jaundice tliat has evrr becn discovered and their genernl u-c for 32 years, with rc commenrlatioiis from the most cminent of the Medical Facnlty, and editnrinl notices from the Boston fllorninPot, Boston Da lySlnil, Plym outh Mrmorial, Aii'osbeajj Repre.entalive,Barii stable Pntriot, Essex Danncr, Hnverhill Ga zette, Lowell Patriot, Bunker Hi!l Aurora, Charlestown, Port-mouth Gazette, N. H..Nr h ern Star, R. Island, Lincoln Teleffraph, Me., New Yotk Evening Signal, &c. rnusl assure the afflicled ihai tl.i pnssess woi deiful merit. TIIW GIVF. L1TE, F.HSTICIIT AND VIGOR to tl-e viicera, promote the peristaltic aclion, cleanse fie stomach and bowels from unheahhy ' nccumulations, :md purify and enliven the hloud in the most thorousrliand'ffTeciual manner. They are the most ccnain remedy for all tho-e prevalent Di-enses ralled dyspepia jaundice,liv er complaints, heartburn, dizziness, headache, wandering or setilrd pains, sinking faintness. sour stomach, lo.-s ol api etite, weakness nf the limbs. nervous debility, (nsiivem-ss, piles, and all dheases cau-ed by anunhealthy state of the stomach and boweN. They arethe umivllcd and efficac ious com p?und of a rdnEGlILAR PHYSICIANlf and Giaduale of tlie KCW-UAMPjlllRE MP.niCAI. COLLEOK, who lias made the study of Medicine his pro lesion. Being composed entirrly of vezetables, they are nf such a nalure tl at tlicy may be taken for auy length of time by invalids ol any age, with oui injurinj the tysiem or cxposing it to lake cold BEWARE OF PEDLERS ! ! The rtnuiiie articie cannot be oblaincd of them on any pretence whatever. I.YEVER E.VPLOY THEM, Nor allow thcm. lo sell my Mcdicincs. And all Bi ters, p .t up in phials and small round bottles, purponin to be mine, AIIE ItJ.YJC COUJYTERFEITS. As S'me are base pnoujh to fill the empty Wile's w tii the i stulT. and thus deceive the un- warv, and some have attempted an imilation of my lintcrs in papers. BE CJREFUL OF JVHOM YOU PUR'MSE! In conseq'ience of these attempts at imposi tion, I have been at gteat cxpense in having new direc'iousand wrappers, and in future the Bit ters in papers will be done up in adifTerentslyle. Sec that the envelope has on itmy na.i.e in l'ull, "entered accordins toan act of Congress, in the year 1840, bv S. O Richardson, M. D.; in the Clerk's Office of the Ditrict Court oi Massa chusetts;" and on the other side, ''Establw :ed in 1803, at South Reading, County of -Middlesex, Alassachusetts." The border aiound the mside direciions. (which are printed on white tissue pa per) is so curiously engraved that the words IJr. S. O. Richardson's Sherry Wine Bitteis' pre gent ihemselves in a thousand different forms. A e n rnnv rirlif liuc hppn frrarilpd me. JLU infringetncnls willbe scverely dcallwiih accordins to law. The boitles are ncarly ready tn Ua Tccnorl in llie samB Etvle. AHBitiers prepared by me have a fac-simile pf my signiture on tue ouier enveiuie. To counlerfeit which is Forgery. AS YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH P.ARRT7UL! ctTAPT from Afrents. merchants, traders, drugr cists, apothecaries and dealerJ in medicines, will Ee punctually attended to, andsent toanypartot the country, safely packed in boxes. Alibeial discount will beallowed on the sale. For sale, wholesalejand retai', at the Tirrlor's oflice. 15 Uanover itreel. Boston, and in most Towns throughout the New-Eng-; lnrrl StateS. Il3-Price 75 centa per bottle-r50 cents per pa- 44 CARPETINGS. w OOLEN, Cotton and stair Carpcltngs, Mattings, Uug3 ozc. at 11Ege s. PLEASE TO READ THIS. BERMAN PERHAM, the Cclebrated Traveling Clock Renairer and Razor Sharpener, formerly from Sfow. Vt. now re- sides near the villago of East Middlebujy, Vt. Mr. Perham. has cleaned and repaired nearly &ve thousand Clocks, and sharpened nearly eight thou sand Razors, within fifteen years, fhaving previaus ly learned the trade in New York.) Good rccom mendatior.3 on hand. from nrevious emnlovers. Mr. Perham will attend to the valuable improvement, of BRASS BOXING wooden Clocks. (new and old) jur nji wnu may wisn 10 nave incra none. lieauer, if yourclock is out of rsnair. Dlease to send a line (Post Paid) to B. Perham, East Middlebury, and I wili call and ieeyou, no extra travelin; fees to pay. N. B. Reader, do not employ any one to rcpair 3'our clock, who are destitute of good recommnda tions, especiallv young inen who are new beginncrs. iiast :Jiddiebury Vt., May I, 1841. l;if DOCT. BROCKWAY. INTENDS being in middlebury about the 10th of May, nnd will as usual be prepar ed to operate upon.thetecth. Those'who wish is services will please make timely apphca- tion. He WOuld sav fn DpnlUta shnnld this mprt tho eyc of any, that ho can furnish them with u greauy improven articie m ine tootn une; together with tho knowledge of an imprcved niemou 01 sciung. J841. Vergennes & Troy Line. THIS linenfBoats will resume business at the opening of navigation, leaving Ver gennes every Tuesdav and Saturday mornin at 7 o'clock, towed bv steamer 3IcDonou"h to Whilehall, arriving at Troythe 3d day leaves Troy Wcdnesdays and Saiurdays at 2 o'clock P 31., arriving at Vergennes on Tuesday and Saturday nmriiings. Freighl for the South must be on board the fore part of the day nrevi ous. At 1 roy b reights will be taken up to the hnurof leaving- For lurther parlicufars inquire of R. CHAPMAN and ) M. D. HALL, 5 Vergennes, or1 H. S. OSBON, Airent, Troy Oflice N. :51 Rivcr St., over I. H. Hooker's Tow-boat Oflice, 4th door up Mairs. N. B. The propnelors of the above Line re- spectfully solicit a continuance of patronage, and pledife themselves to ffrw&rd freightentrusted to their care with prnmptness and dcspatch, having uvcry necesary I'acility, as ustiaL Jipnl, 184 1. 43,Gm. VERG I5NJVJSS & BUFFALO UNE. THE CANAL PACKET J. SHERMAN, CAPT. M. T. DAVIS, will commence her trips on the 27lh of April, between this city and Buf- falo, Jtunning Wiciit and liay, as ioiios LEAVES VERGENNES, LEAVES BUFFLO, April 27 May June July August Scptanber Oclobcr Novcmbcr 7 4 2 20 17 12 5 May June, Augiist Scptanber Octobcr 25 22 10 7 2 20 Oclober Through thc 8lh Day, This Tackct has been thoroughly lepaired, and i now in first rat onler for Freight and Passengers. Will ieave Venrpnnca at 7 o'clock in the mominsr. tnwed bv the Steamer MrDonounh. Freieht must be on board the 3ay previous. Pasjengers, particu laily from Vermont, those moving or visiting their friends, to and fro, will almost alvvays find some go- - :. . i tl.T T :..- ...u.ti.nj thfr-Aliv malf- ing the trip more agreeable. Every attention will be careful Car-tain and crew, who will endeavor to give .... 1 - : C(Ua salislaction. tor lurtnei parucuiars, inquiro ui .u; capiain on uoaru, oroi or JOY & WEBSTER, BuffHlo. March 25, 184L 49;6m. Carding Wool. THE Custom Cards are now in readiness tor L.cmoct nnd thoso who want ROLL" oi.oii , !! nfcnmmodated if they will pay the little bills on the receipt of the rolls, which we must ask in nll cases, uniess tne cnarge tau uc made in connection with charges for other work of larner amount. Also ULU i ll UltcaailNtr oone as uauai. A. SPA.LDING & CO. Middlubury, Mayl, 1840. 52;tf STONE. THE Fubscnber having opened a leage afewrods out of the village of Mid notice that he will furnish all kinds of Building Stone, on Ihe most rca- sonable terms. Tne stone is ot a suuenur qualityforflagging or underpinning, and may be obtained of any stze or ehape. Those who wish to buy, will do weil to cau ano. ex amino. N B. All calls in bis line, as a .m.aovAi, willbepromptlyattended to. Middlebury Jan. 26, 1841. 37;4m. Brooms. Doz just received and for saleby doz.'orBingle,byECKWim 25 Jan. 13, V841. AGRIQULTUIiAL. Pbeseiivation of Woodlandi. In looking round the country, we find the most common management of wood lots to be as follows: Cattie and sheep are allowed to range thro' them; and all young trees within, their reach which they are fond of browsing, such'as the maple, the baswood or the elm, are efTectually destroycd. Oak and hickory also sufTer; and between being overshadowed by large trees and clipped by Hve stock, they soon become worth less and stunted even if they survivo. In the meantime ihe axe and the tempcstarc g radually thinning the primeval array of the forest. A sound tree is wantedfora sill or a beam; or the necessary supply of rails for the farm; and dcclining ones are prostratcd by tho storm, or cul for fire wood. As the residue stand more distant from eacli other, the leaves which formerly supplied an annual covering for lhe roots, are now swept away by the winds the grass gets posscssjon; and tho' young trees will often flourish in thcopen pasturc,o!d trees which have always stood in the crowded forcs!, crampcd nnd confincd in their roots, are not prepared for the chance; and the lot from a wood, craduallv bccomes a shady pasture. Yet it is necessary for landed proprietors to look forward to thc ncxt gcneration: and our advice would b?: Inclose vour wood'.ands, al- lowing no live stock to run through that can damnge tho smallcst tree: for though there may bc a convcnicnco sometimcs in violating this rule; vet it will he paid for at a dearer rate; and it will bc chcapcr to hire pasture of a neighbor even at a hish pncc. Let tlits cn closure be sacrcd from all intrusion of lhe kind. But large trccsand small ones will not flour ish together; and when large trees are felled thcre is frequcntly a destructivc smashing a. mong the juniors of the wood, Whec thefar mcr thcrcfore wants rails and firc wood, let him cut down a portion annually, say a quarter or half an acre, spanng nothing that he hnds on the ground, but let thc axe and the brush-hook perform their respective parts. Even saplings will make duruble rails, if cut at the right sca son not of the moon butofthcsun in sum mcr, autumn, or the carly part of wintcr: and thcn the young growth will have nothing to overshadow it. On tho reverse, it will soon o vershadow the whole ground, rctain the leaves as they fall, and have ther roots protected from the cold of wintcr, and thc heat and drought of sumrrer. We bclievc it is not an uncommon opinion that oak, chcstnut, or hickory larida, are thc only kinds worth preserving for an under growth; but we have ncvcrsecn a morcthnfty wood than one that was principally maple. ash, buttcrnut and basswood. The latter kinds in dccd are more injurcd by cattie than thc form. er; but whcn they have not been destroycd, and have a clear ficld, their growth is very rapid. Genesec Farmer. AciilCULTTJRE IS THE FOUKDATION OF WEALTH The sea renders her tribute; but thc earth prrscnts to skiil and industry richer and infin itely morcvaried contributions. Money isnot wcalth. It is only tho represcntative ofwealth. Rloney is covetcd because it can command la Lor: but of what use would it be, if labor would not be commandnd? What would it avail to possess all the riches of Potosi, if thcreby we could not acquire thc producls of agriculture? What freighls the barques of commercc in their liquid flighti thrcading every channel nnd whi tening every port, but the producls of agricul ture? Whenco does the govcrnment derive its rcvcnues but from the fruits of agriculture? What constitutcs thc wcahh of the country but her cotton, hcmp, sugar, ricc, tobacco. wool, whent, beef, and pork? Agriculture only can be considered as the crcator of wcalth. The mer chant, the manufacturcr, the sailor, tho various artisnns and tradcsmcn perform their part in making the producls of agriculture more valu able; in transporting them so that tho advan tages of climate are equalizcd, and in putting them in a conlition for use; but agriculture a. lone produces. Like the leader ofjsracl, she strikes the rock, tho waters flow, and a famish' ing people are satisfied. She supplies, she feeds, she quickens all. Agriculture is tho commanding inteiest of the country, with which no single interest, nor indeed all other intercstsof a sccular nature combined, can be brought inlo competttion. Coleman's Address. Thc Sku.vk Again. The merits of this hithcrto mach abused animal, are be ginning to be developcd and appreciated. Subjoinedis Gov. IIiLt's testtmony of his worth. which we extract from the last iWnnihlv Visitor. It would scem that the good whichlhe skunk (out upon thatname !) accompltshes in nis way, iuny atones ior whatever is ofFensive in those striking pe culiaritics and mischief-working cccentric- ities of his character, which, cver since mother Eve nibbled the pippen, iie iias been noted and perseculed. The testimo- nCen ominpnt nn individiml as f?OV. ITlT.T. IJV Ul " - in favor of the skunk, we think is cntitled to great weight, and we trust it will have its due influence in preventing a farther war of extirmination upon thc animal, whose .... . i i i. i virtues (whicn nave too tong Deen aesnnea tn "hlnsh nnseen and waste their sweetness on the desttt air,") should ensure him the .- Tr :r.i t ErOiecuoil ui itzu, 11 iiicy uuiuiui s-uic im against the annoyance of dogs. N. E. Fs Pk. Dev. "The skunk is so mischievous and oflfen sivc that man always wars upon him, when he may do it with safety. But it has be come evident that we have not done the animal justice. He works in tho night, and therefore little of the good he does comes within our observation. He not onlydestroys in their season.in the warm nights of early summer and autumn, thou sands of the bectlcs and other insects and worms that destroy vcgetation and grain but the molcs and mice that infcst the ploughod and grass grouhds, find in him an enemy that hunts them to a good purpose for the farmcr. Last year, there was in this region not over half a crop of potatoes ; and of this half a crop, in some fields the moles and mice made sad hovoo. We know that a pairofskunks whosc burrows were near a potato and corafield of six acres, saved us many bushels by hunting out of the ground and destroying the mice that in great liumbers had found aplace ofretreat under the sward of the field, which had been turncd down in the carlv sprinjr. If the skunks shall not molest us, let them liye and do good.' MISCELL ANE0US . HYMNS, Sung at the National Fast, in Middlebury MAY 11, 1811. Hark ! o'cr valley, lako, and mountain, Mournful sounds thc funeral knell, Peaceful rests the Patriot Hero In the land whcrc Angels dwell. Hark ! a nation sunk in sadness, Ghaunt the requiem o'er his tomb : Hushed the joyous songs of gladness, Dark thc Iowering cloud of gloom ! jUourncd with unavailing sorrow His undying name shall be : Listening stranger! Listcning Strangcr! Soon deatli's knell shall sound for thee ! IIYMN. Wnft, waft, yo winds your rcnding lalo ! Go bid tho nation wcep : The Chicf, beloved, now lies bound In dcath's unconscious slccp ! Tho warrior's heart, in days of drcad That felt tho starting thrill, That boundcd mid thc battlc's firc, Is pulsclcss now and still ! In war ho won, in peace he worc, Fame's rich undying wrcath ; But ah ! that form is wearing now, The diadcm of 'eath ! Waft, waft, j'O winds, with mournful epeed, Haste with your tale of gloom; Tcll youthful hearts, a dcathlcss namo Alonc survivcs thc tomb. Tomb of Gcn. Ilarrison. By the follow- ing paragraph. copied from the Slielby (Ivy.) News of thc 5th ult. it will be secn that those with whom the dccision of the question propcrly rests, have dccidcd that the remains of the great and good man whose loss a nation mourns, are to find their pcrmancnt rcsting placc on the banks of the Ohio rivcr, at North Bend. Howevera na tional or central fecling mingling with rc spect for the mcmory of thc individual, might have favorcd a difFerent disposition of these remains, and induccd the wish that they should repose in the national ccmctery, none can question the righU of those who have thus decidcd, on the fitness of the dc cision. To us, thc spot designed as the fi nal resting placc of the remains of Gen. Harrison, seems peculiarly appropiate. Balt. Patriot. We Iearn from Col. Todd, that on his way to his rcsidence in this county last wcek, he, in pcrformance of a sacred dnty called upon the venerablc Widow of our lamented deceased President. Whilst there he was invited by that lady to a consulation with herself and her only remaining son, as to the ultimate dcpository of the remains of her distinguished and beloved husband. the Great and Good President. It was determined, at this consulation, lo remove the remains immcdiately to North Bend, to be dcpositcd upnn a beautiful and elcvatcd natural mound, where a monument may be secn for several miles up and down' the Ohio rivcr. The. traveller of distant ages, will be refrcshed by a visit to the tomb of the TPar rior, who was neyer defeated ; of the Pat riot, who died poor ; and of the Statesman, who, from the proud height of President, "fell, like a star struck from its sphere, cov ered with glory and renown." Mitchell lhe Forger. We understand that this notorious personage has been sur rendered by the authoritiesofCanada.onthe application of Gov. Seward, and that he ar nved in this cityincustodyon Sunday eve ning, and left yesterday morning for New York in the steamboat Albany. The Jour nal states that- Mitchell, instead of going west from Philadelphia, disguiscd his person and attire, returned to New-York, camo up the river and passed on toMontreal ; where in conscquence oi tne disturDea reiattons between this covernmcnt and Ennland, he supposedjic should find pr otection. FKOM the sullivan co. watciima. Hardembergii. Till recently, this inhu-, man monster intended to plead 'guilty' to i the indictment found acainst him for mur-' derinK Anthony Hasbrouck. Esn. Within a short time, he has employed counsel, and he now seems anxious to escape thc penal ty of the law. Alpheus Dimmick, Esq., District Attornej, an'd A. C. Niven, Esq., will conduct the prosecution ; Herman M. Komeyn and Wm. li. Wncht. Esas.. the defence. Notwithstanding Ilardcnburgh intends to make a defence, we believe he entertains but little hope of an acquittal. The mur der was committcd so openly and withsuch cool premeditation that it is impossible to obtain a verdict in his favor, unlcss it is pro ved that he was insanc, and his conduct before andafterthc murdershows that if he was mad thcre was at lcast 'a mcthod in his madness.' An artist took his portrait, a few days ago. About half a dozcn pcrsons werc present, a physician among thc numbcr. 'Mr. ,' said he, you and the doctor seem determined to make money out of mc. You mean to sell my likcncss, and hc,' pointing to tne pnystcian, 'wants my boncs. His health is cxccllcnt, and his spiritscrood. He is engagcd during the crcater part of ius uniu in reading tne liiote, and seems lo be anxious about 'the tlunss of eternitv.' His trial will commence on the 84th inst. Iiie St. Louis TnAOEDY, By a slip from the office of the New Era, May 5th, we iearn tnat tne steamboat l'rc Emntion arrived at St. Louis that morning, from thc mouth of thc Ohio, having on board Sew all. and that thc Omcga arrived the night previous, from atrip up the Missouri, with Warrick. Tliree of the four implicated by Enniss have now becn taken. Madison is still at large. Soon aftcr being taken, Warrick acknowl edgcd his participation in the horriblc work and corroborated the disclosures made by .hnniF. llis confession, howcvcr. unphca tcd Ennts, who, hc says, planned the plot, oui was not present al its cxccutton. bewall confesses that the same gang were concerncd in thc robbery of Messrs. E. & A. Tracy's store, and that of Sinclair, Taylor and Co., St. Louis. THE CLASSICAL DICTIONARY. The city press is extravagant in its Iauda tions of Professor Anthon's Classical Dic lionary, published by tho Harpcrs. We have not secn it, but from all concurring tcstimony there can be no doubt of its being lhe great Litcrary production of thc age. Tho follow ing no:icc of this work from thc New York Signal is not more complimcntary than tliose which have cmanated from the univcrsal press. Antiion's Classical Dictionaiiy. It is quite wonderful to conceive how any one man, by his own unassistcd cncrgies in tho spacc of n few years, comparativHy speaking, should have a:cumulated such a mass of crudition as that which lies before us. Jolmson's Dictiona. ry, the labor of a life, has been always looked upon ns the most gigantic iflbrt of research and toilsome compilation; but in this rcspeclit is not comparaoio even tor a sccond s spacc with this really huge monument of scholarship and toilsome application. No work of lhe same kind yet published has npproachcd this has even been Iikcor sccond to it. Its authcn. ticity, its profundity, its variety, cre uncqual led; and whether we look to the accttratc and clear views of ancient geography to the brief and lucid synopsis of tho hves, the doctnncs, the wrilings or the actions of sages, waniors, poels, philosophers, historians lo tho learned yet simple explanntions of the daik mysteries of Greek and Roman mythology; or to the wisc and brilliant thoorics, based upon facts of undispuled history, and llirowing a clear Iight over manv a dark and doubtful mylhits wo shall equally admire the variety and depth of acquisition by which alone so mucr. could b c efiected. I'he articles on the great writers of old aro in themselves worth more, far more, than the price of the wholo volumc showing a thorough and minute acquaintance with a'l their varied lore, and a clear intuition of their social beau ties and defects. Not a scholar on the Euro peancontinet but might pride himself with jus tice on such a proof of his thorough scholar ship. These articles, howevcr, sink at oncc into comparative obscurity when vlewed in relation to the practical and sound cxpositions of his tory the painful investigations of geography and the wonderfully lucid exhibitions of the mythological fables, their origin, their secret meanings, and their tendency, with which the work abounds. It has moreover one vast advantage over all formerbogks of their kind it is the work of a pure mindcd maa,devoid of any thing resem bling coarsencss, muchlessihal pruriency and undisguised licentiousness which weresodis gracefully'frequent in Lempriere. We can ic commend this book with pcrfect confidencc as suited not to tho scholar mcrely or the obstract I man 0f ietters, but all who would at little labor : gain an acquaintance with the wisdom of past ages; witn the lintory ot the worlu; with tho past in all its varied phrases, of religion, arts, arms, Ietters. That our limits will not pcrmit us to dwell so long, or e.iplain so minutely as we wbuld, its vast and general utility we regret truly, but we have no doubt or hcsitation in pronouncing it a work suigeneriV.unsurpasset! in c.xccution and unrivallcd in uscfulncss. It is an honor to our country to have produc ed its au'hor the ripest scholar of America and scarcely equallcd in Europe. Published by Harper 4 Grothers in one vol. 8vo. pp. 1430. Fromlhe JValional Intdligcncer. NOTITIA OF GEN. HARRISON WHILE IN WASH INGTON. HIS INAUGUrtATIOJT. The three days previous to his Inaugnrationv afker his arrival in Washington, were mostly spent at the mansion of the Mayor of the C'ty, where he received at all hours of tho day thc visits of his friends and fellow citizcns. Tha urbanity of his manners.tho open heartcd franlc ness with which he received the congratulatiorr of his friends, deeply impresscd all lmpartial and disintercsted pcrsons at the capitol with the confident assurance that hc was about to cnter upon tho high oflice to which he had becn call' ed with a single heart and purpose to dischargc and f aithfully cxecute the important trust. Numerous strangers from olmost every sec tion of this wido.spread republie, for day and weeks preccding the 4th of March, had been rushing into this mctropoHs till thc crowd had become immcnse almost beyond calcula tion. Evnry hotel and boarding housc was filled to ovcrflowing.and almost every privatc residnnce crowded beyond convcnient accommodation. Tho procession for the inauguration was formed in a beautiful ordcr, and. as it passed along the strects and avenues of the capitol, tho throngir.g multitude pressing against cach other, sccmcd to movo on like thc ocean wavc and with the "noisc of many waters." The spontanoous cxprcssion of joy and glad ness which cver and anon burst forth from young and old, even from the aged matron and the blooming mniden, together with tho wav ing of hnndkcrehicfs from the crowded win dows, proclaimed to the war-worn vetcran a welcome to the htghcst honors of his coutdry. After taking thc oath of office, and havinjr de livcrcd his Inaugural Address, he returned from the capitol to the Prcsidcnt's Mansion amid tho acclamation of ncarly fbrly thousand of hisadmiring countrymen, who thcre tender cd him their cordial congratulations. Thus passed away thisjjoyous day of his political tri. umph, noncsuspecling that in one short monllt tho whole seenc would bc changed; that God was preparing to summon him away from the' height of his earthly glory, wa trust to a more cxalted station nt bis right hand. nn BELISIOTJS CltAHACTEX. Thc ncxt morning (lhe 5th of March) Gen. Ilarrison walkcd down on thcnvcmie and pur- chascd a Qunrto Bible and Book of Common Prayer, which he carricd home with him, and directed the scrvant to placc in his bcd-room, where I sawthem on the nicht of his death thercby i ndicating that hc had choscn tnat Holy Book for the rule ofhis faithnnd guids ofhiblifein thc cxccution of thc important trust committcd to his charge. This Bible hc was scon reading carly cvery morning and late every evening. In his first Icttcr to Mrs. Harrison aficr his Inauguration, he states that, nfter Iie had re turned from thc Capitol to the Presidcnt's man sion, as soon as he could command any time, ho retircd to his room and fell down upon hi- knecs before his Makcr, thanking him for all his mcrcics, and supplicating his gracious gui dance in the faithful dischargc of the diilics of his high station to his country and his God. On Sunday morning, the 7th, Benjamin Ilarrison, Esq. of Virginia, at the rcqucst of the President, callcd at my housc, desiring to know whether he could be accommodated with a pew for himself and family for that day, and expresscd a wish to obtain the one recently oc cupird by JWrs. Madison which the owner accorded to him. In tho public worship of the church bc conformcd to all thc rituals in thc audiblc responses of the service, and with that humility so expressive of dovout feelings and humble devolion, bowcd himself on his knces before the Majesty of Heaven, and supplicalod that mercy of which as a sinncr, howevcr cx alted his station. he stood so much in necd. Thus following the cxample of the pious rulers oflsraeland tho illustrious men in cvery ago who have.adorned the doctrine of God their Savior. The following day ho purchascd the pew, and regularly attended the service of the church every Sunday morning until prevcntcd by his last fatal sickness. His high rcgard for the Sabbath was such, that, of late years, hc always avoided travelling on that holy day, uniess from absolute ncccssi. ty; and aunng the short period he occupied the President's mansion, carefully avoided all company on tnat day, and dincd at an carly hour, that he might attend public worship lrr thc afternoon with his fimily. somo of whom bclonged to thc commnnion of the Presbyterian Church. His high estimation for the "people of God" was most nobly shown in kindneys to his Min isters. On a recent occasion, he said to a brother clergyman of minarwith whom he had becn for some time acquainled, whom ill-hcalth prevcnted Irom the pcrformance ofhis ckrical dulieF, and on whotn he had within a cw wecks