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M13CKLLA.KY. I'. rtt ea Jack.— The following ac-r ®OU t by l)r. in* in itco! tisc on augur, ol too combat between John tteeder ami Three Fittgeied Jack, a nuto riouH runaway, which took place on the 2< tl» January, 1781, near iiiuuiit l.ibanu*, in St. Thomas’ in the Bast, will lie read, it is presumed, with some interest, on ac count ofhis recent death. John Reeder received the reward of one hundred pound* olVered by the proclamation of major-gene ral John Dulling, Governor of this island, and afterwards had an annual stipend of twenty-pouuds, which was increased of late years to thirty pounds, and paid uuder the poll-tax law. Formerly there was no regular rtiethod of treating the yaws in the West Indies. It was thought iu be a disorder that would have its cour*e, and if interrupted, that it would he dangerous. It was then the cus tom, when the negro was attacked witli it, to separate him from the rest, and send him to some lonely place by the sea-side, to bathe ; or into the uirtiiitains, to some provision ground, ot plaintain-walk, where he could act a* a watchman, and maintain himself, ivithoUt any expense lo the estate until he was well j'theu he was brought back to the sugar-work. But this rarely happened. A cold, damp smoky hut, for his habitation ; snakes and iizatds his companions f crude, viscid food, and bad water, Ids only support j and shun ned as a leper $ he usuallly sunk from the land of the living. But some of these abandoned exiles liv ed in spite of the common law ol nature, and survived a general mutaion of their muscles, ligaments and ostreol- gy : be came also hideously white iu their woolly hair and skin $ with their limbs and bodies twisted and turned, by the force of the dis temper, into shocking grotesque figure * resembling woody exr.i esceuces, or stump?, ol trees—-or old Egyptian figures, that seem a9 if they had been made of the end «d the lutm&n and beginnings of the brutal form : wliici figures are, by some antiqua ries, taken lor gods, uuU by others for de vils. In their banishment, their huts often be came the receptacles of robbers and fu«i t‘'e •!£&' oes : and as they hail no powei to resist any who chose to take shelter in their hovels, they had nothing to lose, and were fdisaken by the world : a tigei would hardly tnolest them. Their desperate guesis never did. Die host ot the hut, as lie grew’ mine misimpen, generally became subtle ; this ■'f" °b ^ vein England in crooked, Kcrophu i us persons ; as it nature disliked people’s being both cunning and strong. Many of their wayward visitors were deeply skilled in magic, and what we rail tin; bit/ tA <i/7, v\nicli Oiey biought with them from Africa ; and in teiuio lor theit accommndafiot , they usually taught thei lai dlo. d the myslene* ot sigils, spells and sin eery j and illuminated him in all the occult science ot Obi.* Tnese ng!y, lo tllsome cre.iurc«, thus became orac.es ol woud> and unhequen en places ; and we.e resulted to secre.ly, bv the irretched in mind, and by the malici ous fur wicked purposes. Obi am! Gambling, are the only instan ces, I have been utile to discover, among the natives of the negro land in Africa, in which any effort at combining ideas nas e ver been demonstrated. The science ot Obi is very extensive. Obi, lor the purposes ul bewitching peo ple, or consuming them by lingering ill ness is made ofgiave dirt, hair, teeth ol sharks, and other creatures, bio d, leathers egg-shells, images in wax, tiic hcaits ol birds, and some p -tent roots, weeds, and bushes, ol which Europeans ate at thi* time ignorant $ but which were known, for the same purpose, to the ancients. v-'Crt.uii mixtures ol these ingredients are burnt, or buried very deep in tin ground : or hung up a chiminey ; or lan. under the thresindd of the door of (tie pat tv to sud.'tr | with incantation songs or curst**', pi fiurrned at m. dnigiit, regarding the us p.-ct ol the moon, The party win* want to do the mischief, is also sent to burying grounds, or some secret place, whtc i spii its arc supposed t» (nquen, to invoke Ins dead parents to assist him in die curse. A lugfo, who thinks lui.i-.ed bewitched by Obi, wili 4p; iy to an obi-muu 01 ubi»wo vifin, for cure. These in .gicians will interrogate the pa tient, as to the p u t most afflicted. This part they will torture with pinctrnig,draw ing with gourds or cdab.shcs, beating anil pressing. When the patient is n'eailv exhausted with tli s reugh magnetising, 0C1 brings out an old insty bail, or piece ol bone, or an ass.s tooth, or the jaw bone ol a rat, or a fragment of a quart pottle, from the part; and the patient is well the next day. The wrinkled and most deformed Obiau magicians are most venerated. This wns the ca^e among the Egyptians and dial* deans. In general, obi-mt.n are more sau'ic.inus than obi-women in giving or taking nwa> diseases: and in the application of poisons. * This Obi, or as it is pronounced in the English West Indies, Obeah, had its origin like many customs among the Africans, from the Ancient Egyptians, Ob is a demon, a spirit ot deviation and maicic.—W hefi Said wanted to raise up Sa muel from the dead, ho «aid to his servants, “ Seek me a woman (eminent for Ob) that n«fh a familiar spirit.” IIis servants replied to him, “ There is a woman (mistress in the nrt of Ob) that hath a familiar spirit af'Endor.” When the witch of Kndnrcame to Saul, }>•• s id unto her. “Divine unto me (by thy \y:t< 11 era ft of Ob) bv the lainiliarspiuf, and br ing me up whom I shall name unto thee.” 1 Samuel xzvui, v. 7 and 8. It in in their department to blind ni»i tul jnml ry, and lame cattle. It is t*ic jrov.ufce ol the hhi-ivomeii to lupo-e of the i as>iuns. They sell lout winds l«<r i* constant mariners ; dreMOs a id plvnitn-ies l..r je-\„U9v ; vexation and pain in the. heart, lor perfidious love; mid | for the perturbed, impatient and wretched, at the tardy acts u! time, to turn in prophe tic fury to a future page jn the bonk of Kate and amaze tin; ravished sense ol the lent* pest-tosse I <|ue>eut. Laws have keen made in the West Indies to punish the (fin;in practice witjj death ; but they have bad no cfleet. Laws, con structed in the West Indies, can never suppress the effect of ideas, the origin of which is in the centre of Africa. ° i saw tliw Obi ot the famous negro rob* her, lhree biiigfred ./act', (In* ten or of Ja maica in I. 30 nod 1.81. Fhe .Maroons who slew him brought it to me. 11is Obi consisted of the end of a goal’s horn, filled with a compound of grave dirt, ashes, tile bond of a b.ack cat, and human fat ; ail mixed into a kind of paste. A black cat s font, a dried mud, a pig's tail, a slip of parchment of kid’s skin, with cha racters marked in blood on it, were also in his ubian bag. I fiese, with a keen sabre, and two guns, like Jhibiii&oii. Crust), w ere *dl his Ubi; with which and his courage in descending' into the plains and plundering to supply ^|*Lwa,,fS ond his skill in retreating into difficult tastinesses, commanding the only access to them, where none dared to fol low him, lie terr ified the inhabitants, and set the civil power, and the neighborin''’ mi litia of that island, at defiance, for two rears. He hail neither accomplice nor associate. iluiMi were a fc^v nitiawny ncurues in the woods near Mount Libanus, the place ^of his retreat; but lie had crossed their fore head?. with some ol the magic in his horn, and they could not betray him. Dot he trusted uo one. lie scorned assistance. He ascended above Spartncus. He robbed alone; fought all his battles alone ; and always killed his pursuers. Hy his magic he was not only the dread <d the negroes, but there we e nnnv white people, wiio believed he was possessed of some supernaiuial power. Tt hot climates females marry very young & often with great disparity of age. 'Here Jack was the author of many troubles; lor ?everal matchess proved unhappy. “ Giv? a dog? an ill name, and hang him." Clamours rose on clamours against the ciuel sorcerer; and every co jugal mishap was laid at the d or of Jack’s mahtic sj elk «d tying the point on the wedding day. Cod knows poor Jack had sin* eiiomdi of his own to carry; without loading linn with the sins of others. He would Jom er I nave made a medeati cauldron for the. whole l i*la d, than disturb one lady's happioens. He had many opportunities; and, though lie had a mortal hatred to wlntemen, he was never known to hurt a child or abuse a wo man. Hut even Jack himself was born to die. Alluied by the reward oHere I by Gov. Hailing, in a proclamation, dated the 12th December, ITSO, and by a resolution which followed it, of the house of assembly,* two egioes, Qu:i*hee and Sam, both of Scott’s Hall, Muroori-fown, with a party ot their townsmen, went in search of him. . Qtfoshee, before lie set out on the expe dition, g it himself christened, and changed his name to James [John] Reeder. ihe expedition commenced; and the whole party had been creeping about in the woods for three weeks, and blockading, as it were,the deepest recesses of the "nost inaccessible part o. the island, where Jack, ..i! rem ite fr. in ail human society, resided but in vain. * ueeuerai.il Sam, tireo with this mode of war, resolved on proceeding in search of !»is retreat, and taking him by storming it, or perishing in the attempt. They took with them a little hoy, a pro per spirit, and a good .hot, and left the rest of the party. These three, whom I well knew, had not !>ecn long separated before their cunning eyes discovered, by impressio n among the weed? ami bushes, that some poison must lately have been that way. 1 bey softly In] owed these impressions, making not the least noise Tiesentiy they discovered a smoke. J 1 hey pi epared for war. Th**v came up on Jack before he per eived them. He was roasting plantains, by a little fire on the ground, at the m< utli of a cave. I his was a see e, not wlieie ordinary actois had a common part to plav. .l ick’* looks were lierce Ik terrible. He ;o!d them lie would kill them. Itoeder, instead of shooting Jack, repli ed, that his Obi had no power to hurt him ; for he was christened ; and that his name wa- oo longei Quashee. Jack knew K>*vder ; k, as if jvirvlvzed. oe l«lt Ins 2 guns remaining on the ground, and took up i*niy his cutlass. i oese two bail a desperate engagement several yeais befmein the woods; in which c nflict Jack lost the two fingers, which was the origin of his present name j hut •House of Assembly, 2Oth Dec. 1780. Resolved, That over and above the re \uiid ol one hundred pounds offered by <is majesty's proclamation, for taking or killing die rebellious negro called three Jin gem/ Jack, the further reward of freedom ilmil be given to any slave that shall take "r kill the said three fingered Jack,& tlmt the House will make good the value of -ueb slave to the proprietor thereof. And if :>ny one of his accomplice* will kill the -aid three fingered Jar k, and Wring in his head, and hand wanting (he fingers, such accomplice shall be entitled to his free pm - Ion and his freedom as above, upon due proof being made of this being the head & and of the said three fingered Jack. ; Jiy the HoUse, SAMUEL HOWELL, Cl As. Jtck th< u beat Reeder, and almost killed]< liiin. wit’* several other* who existed him and ii:cy fled from Jack. l'-» do Ihi fe Jinjc+irl Jack justice, he would now have killed both Reeder &$anv. for. at find, they wete frightened at the sight of him, «unl the dreadful tone of hi«| voice; ami w II they might; they hail be-1 sides, no retreat, and were to grapple with the bravest and strongest man in the world. But Jack was-, for he had prophesi ed, that tvhite obi would get the iretter of him: and lom experience, he knew the chai in woulc lose none of its strength in the hands of Reeder.* Without further |wley, Jack, with hi*, cutlass in hiu hand, threw himself down a precipice at the back of the cave. Reeder’s gun missed fire. Sam slmt him m the shoulder. Reeder, like an English bull dog never looked, hut with his cut » < in Ins hand plunged headlong down utter Jack. The descent was about thirty yards and almost perpendicular. Both of 'them hail preserved their cutlasses iu the fall. Here was the stage on which two of the stoutest hearts, that were ever hooped with riba, began their bloody struggle. Tii« little boy, who was ordered to keep back out of harm's way, now reached the top of the precipice, and during the fight, shot Jack in the belly. Sam was craity, and cooly took a round about way to get to the field of action. " hen ht^ikrrived at the spot where it b< gan, Jack and Reeder had closed, and turn Idcd together down another precipice, on the side of the mountain, in which fall they both lost their Weapons. cam descended after them, who also lost liis cutlass among the trees and buaiics, in getting down. When he came to them, though without weapons they were not idle; and luckily Reeder, Jack’s wounds were verv deep and desperate, and he was in great agony.' Sam came up just time enough to save Reeder, for Jack had caught him by the throat M il- his giant’s gresp. Reeder then was with his right hand almost cut off, and Jack streaming with blood from his shoul der and belly ; both covered with gore ami gashes. In this state Sam wa9u npire, and deci ded (he fate of the battle. He knocked Jack down with a piece of a rock. NN ”.en the lion fell, the two tigers got up od him and heat out his brains with atones. The little bay soon after found his way to them, lie had a cutlass, with which they cut off Jack’s head ami three Jlugered handy and tuok them in triumph to Morant Bay. There they put their trophies into a nail <d rum . and, toll owed by a va-t concourse of negro *, now no longer af.a.d of Jack’s Obi% thc\ carried tli£tn to Ivin^tuu anil Spanish-1 own ; ami claimed the reward of the king’s proclamation, and the house of assembly. DIED—In Hannah’s Town, on Tuesria' 'i fjM- at a v ?iy advanced a^>e, John Reed f.u, a well known black man, a.-, having been many yea e captain <*• th»* Charted 1 own Maroons.—lie is che person who, in the year 1/81, after a mo-t savere pesuna! conflict, killed the noted a;d desperate mb ber Three-Fingered Jack, who was suppo sed by the negroes to be possessed of supei - natural powers, and deemed invulnerable from all attacks. In consequence of tliis service, Reeder received an annual stipend »iom the government of this island. Me did rot know his exact age, but said only a ft vv days ago. that he was but a boy at the iii^.d peai e with the Maroons in the year ^730.—Kingston (Jam.) paper 3d Jlug. SEA PHRASES. ( Some readers fond of amusement, win be glad to mu over the following paragrapl trom a Daibadoes paper, respecting a new corps of sea fencibles established there, ir which various sea phrases are successful ly applied : *! Lads-—The first thing you hav< to do, is to answer to your names—wher vou hear the word “ attention,” you musl bring both t‘ e starboard and larboaad heel* to bear together, keeping your jb stays taught bowsed up, & squ ire your shoulders by the lilts and braces, clapping both youi fists against your bends, one and all at the same m ment, till the words ** stand at ease,” when the hollow of (he starboard toot most be smartly backed astern of the heel of the larbord one—you must also cup an over-hand knot upon your fist a - thwart your bread bag: after coming to at tcntioa> the words “ shoulder arms,” rouse Brown Bess by the middle, & bowse \e: l1> from the I wer lie. ol ttie starboard side, to the I la niard |>nw, keeping a good look out that she don’t make a lei In ch and capsize,otherwise you’ll lie apt *o knock out your messmate's top-lights: at the woids •« secure arms,” (he sta board arm which is now fast to the sta-b- ard bends, muit go athwart your bread bag, in order to seize B.own Begs by the breech, clapp. mg your larb >ard fist to her midships—be sure to have her muzzle a-head,go that her , fir®cch will come right under your larboard wing, so as to secure the fireworks from squalls, no tarpaulings being allowed : af ter shouldering, at the words “present arms” you slew Bess half round, & seize her with the starhord fist, then fetch her up betwixt your top-lights, so that your flyinc jjib-boom will be two inches from her mid ship*, besu re to back the hollow of the atar Ima d foot astern the heel of the larboard •me, during tins motion ; after bringing be.** Trom (he larboard bow, the next is “ «<lva'icc arms,” both of the two first mo tions of which, are the same as «« present,” nit ni die third,you heave her along side of tie- Star boa id bends, seizing the guard wKh the afarborrd fist so as to secure her ; ''ong!«dc : so much for one lesson. Crim Cm in England. The wife of com. Sir Edward Owen who commanded duting the late war on the lakes of Canada, has been convicted of -rimiiml convennfion with a Mr. HutLo. sun to an apothecary at Deal. Anil a jury have given the cotmnudore 1JOO pounds da mages against Mr. H.—Mr. Braham, the celebrated vocal t ertormer, has been con victed of the like otVence with a Mr?. M right, whose husband was at the same time in India. Doth or the India* had e lojied from their husbands wtth their para nuiurs. ~ i <7 ** lioSTON . va... .. It ! a.s been observed here for several <Jays past that the atmosphere has been Idled with smoke. It proceeds from a ve ry extensive and destructive fire in the Disti ict of Maine. We have not been a bie to ascertain its extent, with much pre cision. but we are informed by a gentle man from the neighbourhood of the confla gration, that it extends over a very large tract of country in the county of Oxford, including the towns of Paris, Albany, He bum, Bethel, &c. and the northern part of the county of Cumberlan , including Mi not and other towns. One dwelling house and two barns have been burnt at Paris. Hie extreme dryness of the fields and fo rests, renders all attempts to stop its rava ges, s i long as the drowth continues, al most hopeless. VVe are told that in some "I the District of Maine, though at a great distance from the fire, the smoke is exceed ly thick, and the air very much darkened. 1 here ai e likewise extensive fire* in the woods in New-Hampshire,viz.in the towns of Rochester, Gilmauton, Guilford, New Durhatn, Farmington, Plymouth, Went worth, \\ arren, &c, In Galmaritou a re markable explosion is said to have taken place, which threw up trees and timber to a height of 60 feet, and a column of fire to a much greater height, for an extent of five irds square, attended with a noise like an cat imjUtiKU, The smoke for a week past has been so exceedingly thick as to render the naviga tion ot the coast exceedingly difficult. On the Kasteans coast as far as Frenchman’s Hay, in particular it has been very thick, and during the late gale, cinders were blown aboard vessels at a considerable dis tance from the shore. It has also been ve ry offensive to the eyos of persons travel* ting anti at sea. A coaster lay for most of Saturday night, at about andle’s dis tance from the Boston light-house, without being able to discern the light. The smoke yesterday was not quite so thick. SWIFT COMPOSITORS. M e have recently seen much braegino about smift compositors. An Ohio paper die Monitor, states that one apprentice in that office composed in a dav 13.023 ms a nother, 12.000, another, 9.000, &c. An Vlbany paper says an apprentice in this tffice composed from half past 5 A. M. to a quarter past 6 P. \1. 13.200 of close mat ter besides the usual stoppages foi meals &c ” Nmv we w old inform the Ohio and New Yoik compositors that thev must try again, or a knowledge themselves beai. ior J. H. McICennie, an apprentice in this officp, who has only devoted ’hree years t* the buhiue s. composed in August last, in one day 15.034 ms of clo.'.e matter iu |on« primer. 34 ms over three days work for f journey ina , besides the u*ual stoppage’ *,,r his meals, and leaving off an hour be fore dark.—We would further observe that there are in this office two other ap prentices, younger in the business,that have also composed between twelve ar d fifteer thousand ms of close matter in a day with ease.— Winchester Constellation. From the J\*mhviilc Whig Important News Cony of d letter from cot. Jessup of the United States'army to Major General Jackson, dated ~In f. N^;0**EANS,Sept.ll. Mil—I have just received information that the Spanish Royal squadron, a few days sine* attacked and captured the U. S. vessel Fire brand commanded by 1 ieut. Cunningham. This act I am convinced, is but the prelude to future outrage—Lieut. Cunningham has been released ; and, I un derstand, is on his way to Ship Island for tlie purpose of reporting to the commodore. The moment 1 receive a detailed account ol the a flair I shall forward it to you ; And have the honor to be, sir your ob’t servant. THO. S.JKSSUH, Cot. com. Hth Dept, Oen. Jackson. From the Steubenville Gazette, Sept 27. THE NEW STEAM BOAT. Some weeks since we took notice of a new steam boat building at Glenn’s Run. e had the plea.ure of seeing this boat pass this place on Saturday morning last, propelled by poles on her way to Pittsburg, to take on board her machinery. The chief workman who built her by contract was on board of her, and stated that she then drew 13 inches of water— that her machinery would make her draw 14 1-2, and when her full car^o (100 tons) was in, he expected she would draw 8 1-2 feet water ; she is 122 feet on deck, ami appears to !>e a very fine, handsome built boat; she is called the Oliver Evans, and is partly owned by him and Mr. llezeau, ol Cincinnati, late captain in the U. Mtates’ar my, and now settled in that place. The Oliver Evans is intended to run on the Ohi in the summer months, and on the Missis sippi in the winter. It is said that one of the most beautiful sights in the world is a ship under full sail; when we see a handsome steam boat pas* up or down the river, loaded with inerchan dise or the produce of our soil, it gives us inexpressible pleasure; if is to us the mo*i pleasing sight in the world : arid if it does not gratify the sight and the fancy as much as the sight of a fine frigate under sail, it does more, it gratifies the mind of every real well-wisher to the western country, to **•*.»" ^cressfn! erpcriment (ins wonder ful invent ion of man. which is productive ot so much i cal promist* of wealth to ttie pemde of tlie west. We are confident, whatever prejudice mav think or say to the contrary, that the navi^-tion of this river, and that speedily, by UO or 200 fast flying steam-boats, car rying produce down the river, and foreign merchandize upwards, will be the means ot rapidly increasing our population, enhanc ing the value ot our lamia and domestic produce, and lowering the price *f every foreign article we use—ami by this enurse of trade restore our bank paper to its pro per value. r We hope, after the defeat of Mr. Living ston s claim for an exclusive navigation of the Mississippi, that Mr. Evans, nor no u-' ther man, will ever think of setting up any similar one. ° * J The navigation of our rivers must be a* free as the ocean to every citizen of the U. States.—From Pittsburgh to the mouth of the Mississippi i* nearly as gieat a dis tance as from our Atlantic shores to Eu rope, ami there would be about as much reason in claiming or giving an exclusive right to navigate the one as the other. New York, October 9 From JV’ew-Orleans—Capt. Fowler, from New Orleans, informs, that the day belme lie sailed die U. $. schooner Fire brand Lt. Cunningham, arrived there from the coast of Mexic .,whe-e she had been at tacked by two Spanish gun biig>, and lost one man killed. Capt. Fowler, also-states that the Revo lutionists had taken possession of the fine port of Mata orda, in the gulph of Mex ico, where they had established a Court of Admiralty. A prize schooner arrived at the Balize the day Capt. F. sailed, and several other rich prizes had been takea and regurly condemned at Matagorda— one of them was said to be worth half a million of dollars. Kingston, U. C. Sept. 14 On Saturday the 7Hi of September, the steam boat Frontennc was launched ’t the village ol Ernest town. A numerous m cour*e of people assembled on tl.e o. casim.i Hut, iu consequence of s me accidental deley, and the a, pearancc ot an approach diower, a part of ihc spectators withdrew heh.re the launch ac usily t .ok place. The boat moved slowly from her place, and de scended with majestic sweep to her proper element. The length ..flier keel is 150 feet; lierdeek 170 teet. Iler proportions strike the eye very agreeably ; and good judges have pronounced this to be the be,t piece of naval architecture of the kind vet prn duccd in Arne. ica. It reflects honor upon Messrs. Tiebont «c Chapman, from Ncw Yoi k the contractors, and their workmen, and aNo upon the prouiietors. the greatest part ot whom are a.. the most respect able merchants and other inhabitants of the county "I Frontenac, from which the names is derived. The machinery f..r this valu able boat was imported from England, and is said to be of an excellent structure. The hrontenac is designed for both freight and oasse ge.». It 13 expected she will be fin nlied and ready lor use in a few weeks. Steam navigation have succeeded toadini •'**' n.on va'i«us rivers, the application of 't to the waters of the lakes is an intiwest mS experiment. Every friend to public r.'pr vemant must wish it all the success vliicli is due to a spirit of useful enter prize. A steam boat wa« lately launched afe ■'acketi s Harbor. The opposite sides of this lake, which not long ago vied with Pach ot,*er in the building of ships* of war. >eein now to be equally emulous of com mercial prosperity. THE ‘TREASURY. We have understood from very respec table authority, that a secretary of the tu*« !«ury has been appointed in the place of Mr Dallas, resigned, and that it is expected he will enter on the duties of his office in a lew days. We have not heard positively who the gentleman is, |,ut it is rumoured hat the Hon. If m. II. Craiefjrd. from the war department, has had t'lieolVer,& as tne Treasury is the most important of fice at this time under flie government, and ranks in honer next to the department of state, we can see no reason why he should not accept it. Mr. Crawford is a gentle i -, ia a gcuiie tnnn of talents, possesses much energy anti decision of mind, and has hitherto mani fested much zeai and attention in the dis charge of his official duties. •V/.y. RfWjl ister, Oct. 12. Ororobtowm, D. o. Oct. 12. . ^n^taPPlf Catastrophe.—Yesterday mom. mg, between the hours of 0& 10 o’clock, I nomas Lear, Esq. accountant of the War Department, put a period to his existence, by shooting himself through the head. W e have not as yet learnt the causes which led to the perpetration of this unhappy deed. Mr Lear was naturally cheerful and plea sant ; on tlie fatal morning, Mr. L. break fas cd with Ins family in Ins ii^ual good hu mor, and was proceeding, as tlmy thought, o his office, when the report of a pistol wav heard from the hack part of the yard— Mr. Lear, son of the deceased, iiomcdinfe ,r P7cepded the spot from whence the sound appeared to issue, and round his fa ther weltering in his blood. In the state of Georgia, the COTTON crops are short, and will not, probably, a verage more than one half the usual quan tity to he acre. Of CORN, however ve >y good crops are anticrcipated—at all vents, a sufficiency Tor home consumption. •HuledgfvUle, N. C Journal, Sept. 25. It is stated, that at least one fourth of the present crops of RICK, on Wacc» m»w, was destroyed during the storm of ast week. We have not learnt who am the principal sufferers. Georgetown Gazette, fyt, 2.