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vJu •« • s ; k*t * or Cup*«,;oh, fur, lcath-t
cuctup, straw or «ilk j cosmetics, washes,
hoKa ns, perfumes : painted floor cloths,
mats of grass or Rags : sallml oil, pickles,
capers, olives, mustard, cutnliU or sweet
meats preserved in sugar or brairdv : wa
ters, cabinet wares,- and all manufactures
ot wood ; carriages ot all descriptions, and
parts thereof; leather, and all manufac
tures oi leather, or ol which leather is the
material ol chiet value; saddles, bridles,
harness $ paper of every description, paste
board,paper hangings, blank books, parch
ment, veltuin; brushes, canes, walking
sticks, whips; and clothing ready made,
And in all cases where an ad valorem du
smut ue cuargeu, u snail be calculated ]
on the nett cost of the article, at the place
whence imported (exclusive of packages,
commissions and all charges) with the usu
i.l addition, established by law, of twenty
per centum on all merchandise, imported
t: om place* beyond the Cape of Omul
llope, and ol ten per centum on articles
imported from all other places.
Sijrt/i. The following duties, severally
and specifically : ou ale, Ikit and porter,
in bo!ties, iittceu cents pergr.lion ; on ale.
beer and porter, imported Otherwise than
;n bottles, ten rents per ;• lilon ; on a lum,
one dollar per hundred weight ; on al
mond*, three cents per pound : on black
glas3 quart bottles, one hundred and forty
four cents per groce $ on boots, one dollar
and fifty cents per pair ; on bristles, three
cents per pound ; on ploying cards, diirty
cents per pack ; on tarred cables ami cor
dage, three cents per pound ; on uutarred
cordage, yarn#, twines, packthread, and
Aeincs, four cents per pound ; on tallow
caudles, three cents per pound ; on wax
and spermaceti candles, six cents per
pound ; on Chinese Cassia, six cents per
pound ; on cinnamon, twenty five cents
per puumr; un cioves, twenty live cents
per pound; on cheese, nine cents per
pound ; on chocolate, three cents per
pound ; on cocoa, two cents per pound :
on coal, five cents per heaped bushel ; on
copperas, one dollar per hundred weight ;
on copper rods, bolt', spikes or nails, and
composition rods, halls, -pikes or nails fom
cent*- per pound : on eo.tou, three cents
1 ('r pound ; on figs, three certs per pound :
on b.ri'.gn caugiit lull, on did! ,r pi-r ijr«i*»
tr.l ; on inatkivcl, ■ dollar and fifty
o nU per inml; on salmon, two dollars
p« r barrel, vd or. ail other pickled fish
cue dollar per barrel ; on window
J.da.sSj not above eight inches bv ten
iijck.es in ti%c, two dollars and fifty
cunis per Hundred square feet: on the
same, not above fen inchn. by twelve in
dies in-i/e, t\v» doiiars and seventy five
cents per hundred -quaie feet; on the
same, it above ion i.icites hv twelve inches
in -i/e, three dollars and twenty five cents
per hundred squate feet; on ‘ glue, five
cents per pound ; on gunpowder. eight
tort-' per pound ; on hemp, one dollar and
fifty cent- p.-r hmulred weight: on iron or
steel wh e not exceeding Min.her -lightenn,
fi e »; ids pvr pound, and over number
eigi turn nine cents per j.numl , on irou in
and bills, excepting iron maiiufacUii
e.i by rolling, forty ii.e cents j cr hundred
\\e:glit t on iiot) in -beets, rods and hoops,
two dollars and fifty cents per hundred
weight, and in bars o.- b- It.-:, when manu
factured by rolling and on anchor.*!, one
d'lliit** and fifty cents per hundred weight .
ua indigo, Intern cents per pound , on
lead, in oign, bars, or -beets‘>ne ceat per
pi uud , ms shot manufactured of lead, two
rei.rs j.et pound,o'n red and white lead,
(by or ground ;rt < il» three cents per
poutnl. on mace, m e in liar per pound , (,j;
n.nl.is-ci/fivc cents per gallon, on r.r.d.,.
ihryc ctnts pound, on nutmeg*, si.\iv
cents per pound ,on pepper, eight cent-*
P?r j onr f , on pimento, six cent-, per
pound , on plums and piu.;rs tlnec cent'
j.cr pound . on muscatel raisins, and r:»i
ii'i’t in jUr3 aid boxes, three refits
prr pound ; on all other raisins, two
cm.ti per p tlnd ; on salt, twenty
emu* per utisiic. or mry sux pound*
— on ncit'i*, dry. ore cent per pound, in
cd one and a hall cr- is per pound ; on
fteel, fire dollar per hit ilted weight; on
5eg. r», two doll iij & ii»ty cents per thou
su d : on spirit-, foan grain, of fi'ht proof,
forty two cent? per grlluti ; ofsecond proof
f<rt . fiw cents per gallon : of thi d proof,
firlv cght cent* jer gallon; ol fourth
proof, lilty t\V« cent* per gallon ; of fifth
proof, sixty cents . «» gallon; above lit: it
pior.f, seventy u>e rents ; ei gniion ; on
soil its from other materials tlmn grain, of
first and second proof, thi< t v eight cent*
per g.' Kon : of third proc f, forty two cents
{••I jjtdl* n • cl fouith proof, forty ei;iii
cent., per gallon ; of fifth proof, fifty seven
cents per 1' 'in ; a hove fifth profit, seven
*y e.'ofs per gallon ; on shoes and slippers
i>i si,h. thirty cents per pair ; on shoes and
slippers of leather, twenty Gvo cents per
pair: on shoes and slipjm s foe c. i!di eti,
lif.een cents per pa:r ; on * pikes, two
crutj f er pound ; on soap, three cents per
per pound ; on brown sugar, three cent
per j fottml ; on wlfde, c.lnved •'r oowdered
sug r. four cents per pound ; on* Idmn • ci
gar, ten rents j er pom d ; on loaf vu^u.
and oo su -arcandy,twelve cent- per pound
—mi snu .T twclrn cents per pound ton lal
low, mie cent p«-r pound'- no te:t.froth Chi
nu, in ships or vessel? of the United istnfca
rs follows, vi/,. Imhea, twelve reufs pe'
pound : sonciirttig am! nfher black, hventv
five cents pi i pound : imperial, gimpuu
dcr and yomee. f|Py cents per pound :1iv
•<*»' nml young hyson, forty Cents pe: H
—hyson skin and other green, fwenfv
* iv.M r eofs per pound ; on teas, f,om arrs
otherf lace or in any other than ships n’i
ve-sefs of the United States. a> f. |Jow«. viy
J)(ih*i, fnUrteen rents per pound j sourli.
otii and other Mack, thirty four cents. p<
poll nil : Imornd, gunpowder, and gomt-e.
si^fy eight cents per pound; hyson am
Vounghy«on, fifty «ix cents per pound—
nys m skin and other green, thirty eight
rents per pound* nri manufactured tobac
co, other than snu IT Mid segorc, ten rent?
per pound ; on whiling, and I*atis wid(e.
rme. cent per pout"' : •.* •..* u>. r. *„*•
v»®. on Madei a. i^: g.e v, t’mm ;».i<; e. j
utu\ luUy> otic tl«il|(|i' [ter “‘itliuii mjii rhn
rv and St. Lucar, sixty cents per gallon :!
«m other wi-c.mtt enumerated when hr
ported in Pottles or ctwn, sevdt.tv t ents
pci-gallon ; on Lisbon, t>pn» to, 4i,i[ other
er wines ot l nrtugnl, unit on those ol Stci
lv, fifty cents per gallon; on Teurrilfe.
bayel, and other wines of ti e west rn Is
1 lands, forty' cents per “alien ; on all o
,1‘ier wines when iluiMi led otherwise ilian i
in cases aim not lies, twenty-live cciita per
gallon ; on Rossi» duck, (not exceeding
titty arcWin each piece.) two dollars : on
Haven* dm k. (not exceeding fifty two ar
chcans each piece.) oite dollar and tweftty
dve. cents; on Holland duck, (not ex
ceeding lilty-twu arch< ci:s each piece.)
two dollars and titty cents : on Spermaceti
oil of foreign fishing, fifteen cents per gal
le.n : and on olive oil in casks, at twenty
live cents pci gallon.
Sect. 2. »incl be it. further enacted, Thai
the following articles shall he imported in
to the United Suites. Iree of duties; that
>sto say all articles imported fur the use
ol the United States : philosophical apnnr
a‘ 8 instrument?, books, map.’, cliaits, sta
tues, hosts, casts, paintings, drawings, en
gravings, spec imens of sculpture, cabinets
ut coni', gems, medaU, and ad other collec
tions ol antiipiides, statuary, modeliiior.
painting, diawing, etching or engraving,
specially imported by. order and for the
use ot any society incorporated fur philo
sophical or literary purposes, or for the
encouragement ol the line arts, or bv or
der and lor the use ol any seminary of
learning ; specimens in natural history,
imnnrnloiir h.vtn., .. 1 • a • 5
7 uuuiumum j>rC]K|
rations, models oi machinery amf other in.
veniiiins, plants and trees—-wearing appa
re. and other personal baggngc in actual
use. and the implements or tools of trade
ol pty son* arriving’ in t.he United States;
1 ■ - • *•'* ‘I* antimony : hark ol. the cork-tree
uiui.anulactured : animals imported lor.
brei tl ; burr-stones, uuwrought ;--old
coin, t dver com, and bullion; clay, un
wiought ; copper, imported in any' shape
mi t.ic u-tC ol the mint; copper and b;a>$,
in pies, bars, nr plates, suited to the shcath
mg' t -hips, old copper and brass, and old
pewtt r, lit (inly to ic remanufa. tin ed ;—
m pigs or bars ; fUr?, Undressed, ol all
•.it ds ; raw hides and skins;tapis calami
nari^ : plainer of Paris : rags of any kind
•>l cloth : .‘cipher or brimstone ; barilla
Miay.il wood, barzdetto, red wood, cam
’voOd, luslic; logwood, nicaragua, and oth
er die woods ; wood unmanufactured, of
inv Lind, zinc, teutenaguc or spelter.
S<x. 3. dud be it further enacted, That
an addition ol ten per centum shall be
made to the several rates of duties above
specuied and imposed, in respect to- ail
goods, wares and merchandise, on the im
poi tatioii ot wliich in American or fbre»*Mi
vessels a specific disciimir atiou has not
.!’ ,tl*re.‘n already made, which, after the
S?M thirtieth day »>| June, one thousand
: Malit hundred and sixteen, shall be impnrt
! fd, in. ships nr vessels not of the United
i stales : / roritii'd, that this additional du
ll t s 1 ‘“ 11 not apply to goods, wares and
i'/v in fliins or
• ot ol the United States, entitled by tiea
M, < r by any act or act* ol Congress, to lie
entered in the ports of the United States,
l,!,i Che payment of the same duties as are
, paid on^.mds, wares, and merchandize,
j imported in ships or vessels of the United
| I. JJnd le it Cmther enacted, That
.there .-.had be allowed a drawback of the
duties by this act imposed,on goods,wares,
t.iiid merchandize imported into (he United
j.Slates, vpon the expmtation thereof with
I in the time and in the manner prescribed
!>v the existing laws, subject to the follow
mg provisions, that is to say; 'lhat tliere
sl'.a,! not he an allowauceol ihe*d raw hack of
duties in flic case of gauds impu ted in fo
reign yesse's from any of tlse dominions,
C'HIHlIc'i. OP liflCdnavimiQ 4tf* <kn«f IV.- __
power. to and with which (he vessels <if toe
I S ales arc m.t permitted to go tit trade ;
dial there shall not be cn allowance of
the drawback of duties lor the amount of
di a Initio. a I duties by this act imposed
on good imported in vessel. not of the U
niti d Stales ; that there shall not be an al
lowance ol the drawback in the case of fn.
reign < ried and pickled fi*li, and other sal*
ed provisions, fi>h, oil or play ino cards—
bnl there shall he denuc*eil and "ret;lined
from the nmopr.t of the duties nr goods ex
ported with the benefit of drawback (other
lhao apirit=<) two and a half per centum—
end that there shall Ire retained iu the case
of spirits exported with the benefit ofdraw
Oyck, two cents |.» r gallon upon the nunti
!i* v ot si'irits, and also three per centum on
(lie amount of duties payable op the impor
tation there, f, lint, nevertheless, the pro
visions cj ll is act sliall not'bo deemed in a
> V wise i<» impair any rights ami privileges
which have been or mnv he aenu red l«v
n» foreign nation, under the laws and
•reatifs of the fjj ited Stales, Upon the «ub
oct ol ex. offing goods from the United
•* lr.fr a, wi'Ij the benefit of a drawback §f
the dot-os payable upon the iinportation
Hcc. J. dvr) be it further enacted, That
alter the thirtieth day of June next, in all
rates ol enfrv or n erchamli/o for the ben-i
■fit of drawback, the time of wenty days j
- all he allowed fom the date of (lie enfrv \
‘or giving the exportation bonds for the |
unc : Provided, that the exporter shall, in
■very olhei pfilfil ulnr, coinelv with the re
t'll iihoH ai d formalities he'ofofur© esta
blished lor entries .,f exportation for the be
nefit of drawback.
Sec. f,. he it. further enacted That
die duty «n the tonnage of vessels, rind the!
muntips, advance?, anil draw backs in the j
^ase of exporting pickled fish, of the fisher-I
”* ol the I nited .States, in the case of A- j
©erica'll vessels employed in (he fisheries
in<l in the ca»e of exporting sugar refined j
within the United States, sliall be and con
tinue the »; mea? (he existing law provide*, j
Vreviled nltenthat this provi .'nm shall ]
he deemed • :i any wise to impair any
i t its am! ii>evilfges, wInch love been or
•n iv be acqtii «M| bv ;mv foreign nation,un
der llte Inwy and* treaties of the United
t'tules, relative i«> the duty ol tonnage ui\
Sec. 7. ilud be it f,irtJur enacted, That
♦he existing laws shall extend to, and be in
I'fi ce for the collection of the duties impos
ed by this act. m goods, wares, and mer
chandize, imp in ted into toe United States:
,VI M » "Mi'iinm, UlhiriUllM*
i 0:1 and rtmission ol ail lines, penalties and
| and forfeitures : and for the allowance of
the drawbacks and bounties by this art. au
thunr.ctl. as fully and vftectually as if ev
ery regulation, restriction, penalty, fnrfei*
Jure, provision, clause, matter and thing,
'■« the existing laws contained, had been) in
s' rted in, and re-enacted liv this act. And
that all :u l~ :*u<I partA ot ndts, which are
contrary to this a lit, anti no innre, shall be
anil the same are hereby repealed.
See. 8. Jind he it fttrf’i 'V enacted, That
the net pawed the Rird day of March, one
thousand eight hundred and fifteen, enti
tled “ an act to repeal so much of the seve
ral acid imposing duties on the tonnage of
ships and vessels, and on goods wares and
hum cliandise imported into the U. S. as im
poses a discriminating duty on tonnage be.
t ween foreign vessels and Vessels of this IT.
States, and between goods imported into
the l1 nited States in foreign vessels and
vessels ot the United States.” shall apply
and be in full force as to the disciimiuat
i::g duties established by this act on the ton
nage of foreign vessels,' & the gnvds, wares
and merchandize therein imported.
Speaker of the 'lover of lieprenentutivet.
Prr i.Jrut of the Senate, pro tempore.
April 27, 181(3—jU’Nhvkd
II O M K 8 n c ’!
PlatTsburoh, July 2". I
Buttle of Nia**si:*a
A splendid Hull war given hv die offi
cerr «>f tin* Gt!» rc-gt. at the Military-Hall J
in the cantonment, on tl-.o 25 ih inst in
commemoration of (lie liat/lc of Niagua.
At 5 o’clock, P. M. a salute was fve-l Tw m I
the loits. A very large and tvsnecahle j
number of cili wns joined in the festivities
nf the evening. The Hall was fancifully
decorated in military style ; and a hand
some display f rockets gave splender to
the cxeici-esof the evening.
Francis Je A'crt, who was to have been
executed at Plattsburgh on the 20tli in-',
put a period to his life the night before, bv
hanging himself with his suspenders, in
pi ia»un9 *o the great disappointment ufthnu
sands of Hpcctators who assembled to wit
ness his execution.
Tiie circumstances attending the mur
der ot Peter Miller, of Chainpiaii), as ap
peared oa the trial of Alert, were as fol
lows :
Peter-Millcr ami his wife had been liv
ing with Francis de Alert and his father,
hut in consequence of some dissatisfaction,
moved to a neighboring house a short time
before Miller was murdered. Francis A
lort frequently import aged the wife of Mil
ler, as appeared by her testimony, to re
turn and keep house for them—and asked
her if Peter should die whether she would
live with him : To which she replied, « if
the TiOrd should take Peter away and her
brother John should accompany her, site
j would go and keep house for him/’ At
i i wo different times Alert called opon Mil
ler to go with him in a boat on the lake
on hi, ieturn each tiiv.o he had a sickness
; similinr to that produced by a d.ise of pui
j son. Alert came in one of the mornf g*
| after return, a> <1 asked Ml lor t.» g» to lbs
house and take an mu _Mau. .
; clired, saying,** The bitters I drank ycs
: trrday made me sick.” In the month r.f
-f tily, 1813, Francis de Alert c.yne into the
| imu •«- of Mdh r in the morning, an*! r»dd
• h's wife tl t be had found Peter dead in
I the lot—-a”d asked her “ if she would bp
«s good her w. r I *’ Aier' Urected her
| to Mjp spot where she fou-4 her husband
. lying wit i Ids head on a flit r rk and a
; Ifi’ge limb of a free on his head,
i IV neighbors were called—tlert went
• home and feigned himself si k—he and his
fathe; expressed much anxiety to have the
body interred without waiting for a jury of
inquest, tiic. &c.
Su-picion rested upon the Alerts and
’ they were taken belore a magistrate, rxa
mned,nn<T committed to gaol in (his place.
Frofn their acknowledgments, ami <her
circumstances, it appear* that as Miller
was pa-sing »ear their house, at evening,
f lte nld man seized him by the throat, /thy
marks of wlm- • fingers were distinct orf the
neck}tit tha* T*rancis gave him *2 or 3wounds
with a haltb»'t, oti his hear], which pro
duced* i-death,they then took him on a hand
barrow, carried him into the lot ami laid
the iaimb ti<*m Ins head, to make it appear
tint on his return from work he attempted
to carry home w<w d-^fhat i e fell with the
limb ui on his head, and that this occasion
ed his death,
The Alerts were released bv the British
in their excursion in 1813. Franci* mar
ried in Canada : where he resided till last
winter, when ter some reason, lie came
this side of the lines, where he was taken,
committed to gaol,and tried and condemn
ed at the June circuit.
The old man, if living still resides in
At an annual stated meeting nf the Penn
sylvania ftrand Fneampment of Knight
Teirtplnrs, and the appendant orders held
at the New Masonic Hall, in Philadelphia,
on Friday the Uth day of Juue, 1810, the
* gentlemen were elected oHlccr
*>r die iM.sniit" year.
M. ft. 8. Archibald ITunilt o<* o!
'' (l)i,!aw9ii‘) General Grand
Master, (die late Mast Eminent Gem*
lal Grand Master having declined a re
M. K. 8. Joseph Barnes, INqr. of Philadel
phia, Gpntl Generalissimo.
M. K. 8. Adam Denmead, of Baltimore.
Grand Captain Genera).
U. h 8. Jul*n Sellars} ol Wilmington, (Dei
Grand h^audn^d bearer.
H. K. 5?. F.has I) ib, of New York, Grand
R. h. S. Benjamin (vies, oi Baltimore,
Grand Chaired l or. ,
B. K.^. Thomas llei.nf s^y, «f Phdadel
phia. Grand Recorder.
ll.K. 8. RobcrC Milnui , of Philadelphia,
Grand Treasurer.
R ft. S. Anthony Far.neri,of Philadelphia,
Grand Marshal.
R. R. S. Janies Homes of Philadelphia,
Gmml 8word Bearer.
Whereupon, the Most Eminent General
Gr;\nd Master, elect, was pleased t*i
make the tollnwinjj apointments, viz.
E. 8. J unes MT>,maid, of New York, fust
Grand Visitor.
R. 8. t limnas Black, of Philadelphia, se
cond \ isitor.
E. 8; Henry 8. Keatinge, of Baltimore,
third Grand Visitor.
E. .8. (lem-.;e Gray,of Philadelphia, Grand
Outside Guard.
Attest, from the minutes,
Tuos. tirnnessy.
Grand Recorder.
^ .
rniLADRLpjrrA, Aug. 1,18*6.
*he Puiladelphia Medical Society con
template* publishing, as soon as sufficient
materials shall have been collected, a vol
ume of Transactions.
With the views of embodying in these
Transactions, the numerous important me
dical (acts which may occur in the widely
extended practice of this country, the snei
ety thought proper, by a resolution adopted
at its last session to require the Torres*
roeding Secretaries* publicly to solicit in
format ion. imm the diffi-rent parts of the
«.vmtid. States.—In compliance with that
resolution the corresponding Secretaries
t.'.ke the liberty of respectfully soliciting
the ihysicians of the United States gene£
ally and especially the distant members, to
Old the Society i>> the accomplishment «f
this important object.
V.ithout presuming to dictate to their
medical brethren wliat subjects are most
ilonQiving of attention, the Corresponding
Secretaries cannot restrain from inviting
the I h vHicians of (he Uniteil States to an
attentive observation & critical investiga
turn of the epidemical &ondeinicai diseases
ot their country. They are also desirous of
obtaining information on other medical sub
jects. as well as on the collateral branch
es of science connected with the medical
profession {sensible that the collection anil
comparison of facts, resulting from well
conducted experiments, and attentive ob
servations, minutely, and accurately de
tailed, rru»f he an imnnrafant desideratum
to all oho are desirous of the advancement
of medical science. Communications in
tended for the society mnvbe /lit er.fed tn
N. 3d stor JOHN B\RNES. M I>. No.
275, N. 2d «t. Correspond! gSecie’aries
of the Philadelt hia medical society.
•T7* Editors of Newspapers and other
periodica! publications in the United
^tales favorable to the progress of medical
Science are requested to insert the above.
Pmr.APKi.pmA. August 6.
„ Thh* Day delegates from 'he Banks of
New York and Maryland meet, at tlic
Bank of Pennsylvania, the delegates which
have been appointed in ♦his city. We do
not understand (hat delegates from any o
tlicr states were invited or arc expected.
St. Stephen*; (M. T.) .Tone 54.
The following interesting particulars have
been communicated bv our Friend at fort
Stoddort, dated June T5. 18/fi.
“ Hast Tuesday night, about the rising
a! tin*, moon, five Creek Indians came to
the house of Mrs. Fisher, about 15 mile*
below this place, on the ea -'ern bank of the
river. ^ a hroe of them fired on the Choc
taw, who had been some time about fort
Montgomery, engaged in hut tieg, and who
uas then encamped near Mrs. Fisher**
House. As goon as they had killed him,
thpv fired at the door, upon which her
'daughter catching up a child, escaped at
the opposite door, and the Indians rushed
in and fell unon the old woman with chibs.
Her cries only excited the taunts n» the
I'd is ns, whose conversation in tin* Creek
language was heard by her distracted
daughter. The old woman was left for
dead hut the daughter got to a canoe and
escaped with the child to the swamp on
the we-tern side of the river, where «*he
soon saw the house buried in flames. Mrs.
F;sher, however, was not actually dead,
Init was enabled to save herself from imme
diate destruction. Mr. Mvrie, in whose
employ her son was, had them alt brought
up in a boat yesterday evening. I have
just been to see them,’but found the poor
°ld woman dead ; she died Inst night. She
hod been disabled in her hin, her fingers
wpre mijerahlv mashed and her head con
siderably fractured. The whole of their
lurnitnre. clothing and provisions, were
burnt with their house. Fverv family on
the same aide of the river is equally expo
sed. 1
Mrs. Fisher, was sister to the late Mr.
Stiggins. Her father was a Cherokee and
her mother one of the old Natchez tribe.
Slus lud lived with the white people up
wards of 20 years, and her husbands, (both
ot whom arc dead) Were white men. She
had not seen a (’reek Indian before, since
the commencement of the war, and had re
idea who they were that killed her, except
that they were Creeks.”
l RTI7W3 a ) vr iii h>; r
letlor from N. Or! can*, itidiw . *
\;c Mill July, says-** 1 rogret (<• inform \
• lat the Steam boat Y'c. uiius, which* \ ;
loaded with ayaluble par*'*, and -.^hich i .
tended to sail for Natch* /, till* niornin~,
•on!; fire about twelve o'clock last
and was immediately burnt, with, it a m*.
sibility of saving an v thing of cither veV"d
or cargo.”
'Vc leel a lmlacholy pleasure in repab
lidiing the following article, because it
is rescuing from undeserved oblivion, the
memory of a youth of uncommon merit;
an officer whose budding genius bid fair
to rank hint with the Hikes and Coving
toiisuf the history of our military renown.
I*icuf. Smith will long be remembered
by Ins compatriots in arms for his heroic
bravery and deeds of noble daring: by
his acquaintance generally to whom lie
was endeared by his many civic virtues ;
and lotig, long, indeed, by his mournin'*
family, m whose affections lie reigneJ
invincible, and of whpse jn« pride and
ambition lie constituted an essential part.
llat he died as a soldier dieth-on the
field of battle—in tlic arms of glory.——
*• Ha me, will record his worth—and we
will cheiish his memory.”-—
Southern Patriot.
Ft om the Jnalectic •Uaffiziue.
Bioghavhical notice of lieutenant
W. W. Surra.
M iliia.ni "Wallace Smith was horn near
Morristown, New Jetsev, on the 12th of
November, 171)5. His father was a mer
chant of respectabilityr and died in the
year 1304.
Young Smith, while a boy, evinced a
strong p.-edilection for a military life, and
gave early indications of talents.
At the age of fourteen he was appointed
n cadet, ftnil ? hired at the military aeademv*
at West Point, where he made a rapid oru
gross in liis studies. v
When little more tluni sixteen years of
age, lie was promoted to the rank of second
lieutenant in the regiment oflight artille
Soon after the declaration of var, he re
ceived orders to join the northern army.
He was present at the capture of Ibrt
George ; and while the armv was stationed
there, distinguished himsel f on several oc
casions His merit did not escape the
notice of his superiors. He was about this
time(t!;e summer of 181a) promoted to thA
rank of a first lieutenant.
At die battle of Williamsburg., on the file
venth of November, 1815, liu had the com
mand of a piece of artillery, which fell in
to the hands of the enemy. The official
reports* bear testimony of the gallantry
which he displayed on the occasion.
It has been ascertained from several of
ficers who were in the engagement, that
although advised to abandon his battery,
when the army were about to return from
the field, he declared lie would never leave
the piece ae long as he was able to dis
charge it ; and in pursuance of this heroic?
resolution, actually fii ed it off himself (after
losing nearly all liis men.) until he was
rao-tally wounded and taken prisoner.
He was removed to a farm house .near
the fiJd ul battle. Sanguine hopes wcio
for some time entertained by Ins friends
that lie would recover, hut unfortunately*
for his family, and perhaps for his country,
he expired on the 2d of December, 1&13
—at the age of eighteen
He lisplayed great fi mness during his
illness : and evinced.as the following let
ter will show that to the last of liis life,
the love of his country continued to be hia
tiding passion.
Extract of a letter from Lieutenant Smith
to one i f his sisters, written a very short?
time kef ire his death.
‘ * .a** 8<»ny to find, by your last letter,
that you-- anxiety for my safety should in
duce you to express a wish to see me re
moved from the scone of danger; for al
though you are a female, ht ought to he your
Pride to see me risk, and sanifice mv' lifer
for my country. I confess I am ambi
tious of fame, lmt I have no desire to seelg
death : should it however he mv fate to fall
in oairip, sucn a oeath will perhaps rescua
mv humble name from obtivinri.”
Extract of a letter f -nm Colonel Fenwickf
of the light artiUer;,. to 11. Smith, of
»A>?r Brunswick*dated December, 1815,
** T condole with you for the loss of yOvr
brother, lie was dear to me. Be was a youth
of great promise. He fell too soon in t!i»
field of honor. Fame will record big v/ortii
and I will cherish his memory.*’
* far tract from General Boydys official let-*
ter. dated .November i<ifh. 1815.
“ When the artillery was finally direct
ed to retire, having to cross a deep and e*-r
ccpt in one place (to artillery) impassible,
ravine, one piece wag unfortunately font.—
The fall of its gallant commander,' lieuten
ant Smith, and most nt his men, may ae»
count for this accident. In the death o|
this young man the army bag lost one of it*
most promising officers.
OosHrrr, Almost G.
Afflicting providential dispensation.
We learn that the barn of Mr. Nicholas
Demoreat, of Warwick, in this county,
was struck with lightning and entirely con
nimed, together with three hundred shock
of grain* which he had but just sec/red 09
he fondly imagined, within it. This af.
fiiction took piar.» the past neck. Mr.
Ocmorest is an industrious, good ctiy.cn—
ami although, in tolerable cir* umstaures,
his loss wib be severely felt at this time of
general scarcity.
Athens, in the state of Ohio, promises to
become like its fl' rirnt eam''"ake, the seat
ol science and litcrnfur,-. Ry » law of
f ongr»-gn, upwards of 5fi,0f)0 acres of exrel
lent land have been consecrated to the holy
nurpose of education. This rising foivn
^ands on the left hank of the Horkhook
ing, 40 miles above its junction with the

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