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FERMS OF THE SPECTATOR.
The Spectator is published, weekly, by
Harper So.sky, at Two Dollars a
year, if paid in advance, or Two Dollars
had Fifty Cents, after the expiration of
the first six months.
No paper will be discontinued until all
arrearages are paid.
(k^* Advertisements not exceedin’••
C*
^NE square of printed matter. arc in
serted three weeks for one dollar : each
continuance after, twenty-jive cents. Larg
er advertisements in the same proportion
All letters must be ‘post paid."
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NEW GOODS.
The subscribers have this day receiv
ed llieir fall supply of Staple and Fancy
Dry Goods, to which they invite the at
tetition of their former customers and the I
public generally, Their stock is large 1
end well selected, ui;d laid in at prices'
much below customary rates. They on
ly ask a eall lo ensure satisfaction, both '
in prices and quality of Goods. A-1
mong their assortment will be found the
following : —
100 pieces bleached «fc brown Domestics,
] 25 pieces Pt ints,
i*2 pieces G 4 English Merino,
G 11 French do.
4 “ sup. lig’d do. a new article,
4 “ 3-i English do.
25 pieces Sallinetls,
15 pieces Cloths, blue, black, greeu,!
brown and grey,
3 pieces G:o. de Swiss Silks,
3 “ Italian “
3 " Gro. de Naples “
Merino Shawls, a good article, at .$6 50.'
3 do7.. Merino Handkerchiefs,
Valencia and Cassimere Shawls,
10 pieces daik Ginghams,
2 dozen Ladies’ Fur Tippets,
1 dozen Ladies' Meiino Cloaks,
1-2 doz. Girls' Camlet “
100 pair Prunella Shoes,
100 " Seal
“ Kid Slippers,
Gentlemen’s Boots and Shoes,
^WtiZetr Ladies’ Corsets,
100 pieces fig’d and plain Muslins,
2 dozen 'i'uscan Bonnets,
3 M Gum Elastic Aprons.
4 *' neck Stocks,
3 “ Gum Elastic Suspenders,
3 '• L’.ucn Carnbrick H’dk’fs,
15 pieces sup Silk pocket do.
15 " “ Cotton do. & c. & c.
AVith a general assortment of Hardware,
CmUry, Tinware, Crockery and China ,
Wrure, Groceries, Jiltdieincs, Taints, Dye
Muffs, &)-c. Medicines will be furnished
«itner by the dose or otherwise, at prints
much bole,-. customary rales.
K. It. HOLLAND & Co.
11ollie’s M ill, Sept. >
21, 1S30. \ f 45] 3t
___1__ i
15. Cff A R RETT
Has just received, together with a
great variety of Medicines, lire follow
ing articles : —
English Preston Salts Crucibles,
in cut glass bottles, Grain H eights,
" with caps, Loco Taco ,'fatchcs
American “ *• Hair Brushes,
Soaps, a great variety Ifair Powder,
Mctalic shaving Boxes Powder Puffs,
Razors, Odoriferous Comp'd,
Razor Streps, (hurt Plaster,
Ink Stands, Tweezers,
Pocket Books, Saponaceous (bmp'd
Snuff Boxes, Bear's Oil,
Combs, Black Sand,
Eancy J’ivls, Leads forever points,
Matches, Paint Boxes,
Cologne Water, Pencil Cases,
Florida '■ Wood Pencils,
English Tapers, Mouth Glass,
Dentist Cases, Lemon Drops,
Mlvsr Spring Lancets Tooth Brushes,
Thumb Tanccts, Taney Sailing IVax^
" “ Cases Reading Lamps,
S.arficators, Lamp Chimneys, §'c.
Burgeons' Pocket cases
HEIFER’S TEATS.
I was requested by several Physicians
to procure the above : they arc highly
recommended, especially to young mo
tbtr s. 1 have alsc Breast Pipes on a
new and admirable plan, with gum clas
tic tubes.
READING LAMPS.
These Lamps are getting into very
general use. They emit a brilliant
light, but are so constructed by means of
h shade, as to protect '.be ev**s from its
effects.
A Tierce of Lamp Oil,
Very superior, winter strained, just
received.
LONDON PORTER,
Received and for sale by
JOHN B. GARRETT.
Staunton, June 2, 182G.
Ground Plaster
Can at all times be had at the Waynes
borough Plaster Mill, in exchange for
unground.
JAMES M. HELMS.
Waynesboro’, Oct. 6, 1836 —3m*
! ItOHHUT COWAN
i Has just received from New York,
j Philadelphia and Baltimore, u splendid
assortment of new and fashionable Goods,
i *11 which were selected bv himself
in the above mentioned cities, but prin
: cipally iu the city of New Yoik.—A -
mong them are the following, viz :
liii h figured Gro. de Naples Silk, rich
I figured Poult de Soie, very handsome
i figured Satins, figured summer Chally,
j superfine glossy black Italian Silk, black
! Gro. de Rhine Silk, printed Jaconet, a
large assortment of French worked Capes
A. Collars, Lngli-.li, french Sr American
Calicoes, among which arc some entire
13’ new stx les, very handsome, C'halli
ettes, a new and beautiful article for La
dies’ dresses, rich printed Florine for La
dies’ dresses, Splendid french Artificial
f lowers. Bonnet, Belt and Cap Ribbons,
a very large assortment of Ladies and
Gentlemen’s Gloves, Feather and Palm
Leaf I ans, Bead Bags. Bead and Silk
Purses, a large assortment of Dress
Shawls and Handkerchiefs, a variety of
Bobitict and Blonde Quillings, 1(1 dozen
Stockings, Ladies' and Aliss-s Bonnets,
Boots and Shoes, Fur and Silk Huts, ve
ry cheap, a large assoi (incut of Silver
Pencil Cases, a f< w very handsome Fur
Rings and Breast Fins' together with a
great variety of fancy articles too tedi
ous to mention.
Also, a variety of handsome goods
suitable for gentlemen’s summer clothes.
A large assortment ol Stocks, linen
Collars and Bosoms, and Gum Elastic
Suspenders.
, . HOOKS.
Japhel in search of his Father, Nor
man Leslie, Herbert Wendall, Tiaits of
the i ea Party, the Club Book, new edi
tion of Humphrey Clinker, the Outlaw,
Slavery in the 0. States, by Paulding]
Stories of the Sea, by Capt. Marry at,
the American in England, Mahmoud,
Conti the Discarded, Paul Uluic, Han
nah Moore's Works, complete in 7 vol.,
Sherwood’s Works, &.c. &.e.
Chewing I obacco 5c Sesrars.
of very superior quality, Tea, of the best
quality, Sugar and Coflee, Figs and Rai
sins. yvax and talloyv Candles.
Staunton, May 11. 18-30.
BALDWIN, K. 13XT A: Co
Importers Sp Wholesale Dealers
in Staple Fancy Dry G ods,
RICHMOND, Va.
IT \vk received by recent arrivals from
the Northern Markets, a full supply of
DOMESTIC DRY GOODS,
°f every description ; and by the ships
Marmora and Hark-A way, from Liver
pool, and the Lucilla, from Birman, an
extensive assortment of
British ip German Dry Goods,
suited to the trade of Virginia, which
they offer at wholesale, upon as favora
ble terms as like Goods can be bought ii>
the United Stales. They will, <lurinjj
the next month, receive from England
additional supplies, to \vliich, with their
present stock, they invite the attention
ol Country .Merchants, with the assur
ance that they will be always prepared
to redeem their pledge ' not to h,. under
sold by any Northern Dealers.”
Richmond, Sept. 1, 1830.—llslD
HOLCOMBE, BURTON & ED
MUNDS,
Commission * fScrrhantft.
RICHMOND, Va.
OiR Office and Lumber House are on
Curt y street, precisely opposite the Co
lumbian Rote!, where we are prepared
to transact any business in our line that
the public may commit to our manage
ment. Liberal advances will at all times
be made on all produce committed to
our care, particularly on Flour, Wheat &.
Tobacco. \\ e promise to use every ex
ertion to give satisfaction, and solicit the
patronage of the community.
We are authorized to refer to N. C.
dy- War. Kinney.
THOMAS A. HOI.COMBE,
DAVID W. BURTON,
P. EDMUNDS.
August 25. 1836. — im
The subscriber has just received
A large quantity of Spanish
Sole Leather.—Also,
A large slock of Saddlery,
including Saddle-Trees, which
will be lurnished to Customers
or Saddlers, on the best terms.
_ A. M. MOSBV.
.Staunton, Sept. 1, 1836.
final notice.
All persons indebted to the subscri
ber either by bond or book account, are
respectfully requested to make payment
as soon as possible.— In no case ran in
dulgence be extended bey ond the first of
January next.
JOHN C. SOWERS.
I Staunton, Srpt. J, 1P3«.
v'. a ,i.,-i.,jL»miua«cm«aL’: use .7*35
POETRY.
[Hie following incomparable lines, wt
select fr<un an early number of the New
Monthly Magazine, when under Campbell's
superintendence. The editor professes him
self ignorant of their authorship, which he
surmised had a transatlantic origin ; what
American will date claim themKd Lou.
Jjd l\
TO Till': MOCKING BIRD.
Winged mimic of the woods ! thou motley
fool,
M ho shall thy gay buffoonery descril o?
Thin is ever-ready notes of tidiculo
Pursue thy fellows still with jest nndjihe.
\\ it—sophist—songster-Yorick of thy tribe,
Thau sportive satirist of nature’s school]
lo thee tiio palm of scoffing we ascribe]
Arch scoffer und mad Abbot of misrule!
h (T such thou art by day — but all nit;lit long
Thou poorest a soft, sweet, pensive, solemn
strain,
As if thou didst in this, thy moonlight song,
Like to the melancholy Jacques, complain]
Musing on falsehood, violence and wiong,
And sighing for thy motley coat again.
ta f- » acauHcnrama r;-i
MISCKL.1^ANY.
DILLY JONES,
Or, The Progress of Improvement.
One of the most difficult things in the
world is to run before the wind ; and bv ‘
judiciously observing the changes of!
weather, to avoid being thrown out._ ;
fashion is so unsteady, and improve
ments are so rapid, tba't the man whose
vocation yields him an abundant harvest
now, may, in a few years, if ho has not
, a keen eye, and a plastic versatility,
inid that bis skill and bis business are
both useless. Many were the poor bar
bers shipwrecked by the tax upon l.air
powder, and numerous were the leather
In eeches makers who were destroyed by ■
the triumph ot woollens. Their skill
wns doubtless very great, but it would
not avail in a contest against the usages
of the world; and unless they had the
capacity to sliike out anew course, they
all shared the fate of their commodities,
and retired to the dark cellars ol popu
lar estimation. Every day shows us the
same example ot change at work, ami no
one has more reason to reflect and mourn
about it than one Dilly Jones of this
city. Dilly is not perhaps precisely
the. man who would be chronicled by the
memoir writers of the time, or have a
monument erected to him it he were no
more: but Dilly is a man of a useful,
though humble vocation, and no one can
saw hickory with more ( lassie elegance,
or sit upon the curbstone ai:d take bis
dinner with more picturesque effect.
^ et, as has been hinted above, our
hero has his sorrows, particularly at
night, alter a hard days work, when b>s
animal spirits have been exhausted by
reducing gum logs to the proper mea
i sure. In the morning be is full of life
j and t‘nergy, feeling as if be could saw a
j cord of shot-towers, and snap the pillars
of the bank across bis knee like pipe
| stems. In the full flush of confidence
jut that time of day, reflection batters
j against him in vain ; but as the night
i draws on, Dilly becomes despondent, and
! lias unhappily recourse to three cent
: tinctures, which, in his case, only adds a
i keener edge to thought.
. One night Dilly was going home ra
: tlier late and rather swipey ; and hisde
| spondeiit reflections were uttered aloud,
so complete was Iiis abstraction.
"Sawing wood’s going all to smash,”
i saiu he, "and that’s where every thing
j goes w hat I speculates in. This here
; coal is doing us up. Ever since these)
j black stones was brought to town, the
wood sawyers and pilers, and them
! soap-fat and hickory ashes-men, been
going down; and, for my part, I can’t
’ say as how I see what’s to be the end of
j all their new-fangled contraptions. But
it s always so; 1 m always crawling out
j of the little end of the horn. I began1
j life in a comfortable sort of way : selling
oysters out ot a wheelbarrow', ail dear
grit, and didn’t owe no body nothing.
Oysters went down slick enough for a
while, but at last cellars were invented, 1
nnd darn the oyster, no matter how nice
it was pickled, could poor Dill sell; so
I had to eat up capital and profits my
self. Then the "pepree pot smoking” i
was sot up, ami went ahead pretty con- i
iiderably for a time : but a parcel of fel- j
lers come into it, said my cats was’nt ns |
good as tlieir’n, when I knowed they j
was as fresh as any cats in the market:
and pepree pot was no go. Bean soup I
was just as bad ; people said kittens
wasn’t good done in that way, nnd the
more I hollered, the more the customers
wouldn't come, and them what did,
wanted tick. Along w ith the boys and
their pewter fips, them what got trust
and didn’t pay, and the abusing of my
goods, I wus soon fetched up in the vie*
j tualling line—and 1 busted for the bene
fit of my creditors. But genus ris. I
I made a raise ol a horse and saw, after
I being a wood pib-r’s prentice for a while,
j and working till I wns free, and now
j here comes the coal to knock this busi
j nc*s in the head- My people's decent
people, and I can’t disgrace ’em by turn
ing Charcoal Jemmy, or smashing the
black stones with a pickaxe. They
wouldn’t let me into no society at all if
I did.5’
Here Dill became so overcome that
lie sat down on a cellar door, threw his
>aw at u stray dog, and began to grunt
and groan.
Hey day ! said the watchman :
why, aunty, what’s the matter? If
you don t shashay across, button your
lip, and go home quietly, you am! Twill
have to promenade all round, and swing
corners into the watch house.”
"Sashay yourself,” said Dill, "if you
I know how—only go away from me, and
don t bother, ’cause I aint got no time,”
“U hat do you mean by crying here
at this lime of night, on a cellar door ? I
U hat's your business ?”
"I woiks in timber—that’s what I
I fuller.”
ou're a carpenter, I ’spose, Mis- !
ter ?”
‘‘No, not exactly ; hut I saws wood
better nor any half dozen of ’em on the '
Draw bridge. It it wasn’t for grief I’d ’
give you six and beat you, the best day I
you ever saw, going the rale gum and
hickory ; tor I don’t believe you’re a
gentleman's son—only one ol your hall '
and half, want to be and cau’t—or ton j
wouldn t keep troubling a man when I
he’s cry ing.”
"1 ye an idea, my man, that you’re
one of the wharf rats ; and if so, the less
lip you give me the better. Paddle oil
at once. Trip your anchor, and heave i
ahead.”
"Now don’t talk unfeeling. A man
in gril l is like a wood-piler in a cellar.
1 ake eare or you will crack his cocoa. |
-Mind how you chuck !”
"Cocoa is neither here nor there ;
ami if you don’t sashay, as 1 said before, j
I’ll fetch you up like a catty on a coik
line—jerk ! Cry as you go, and wash
the pavements ; or I’ll introduce you to '
a gentleman at the earner of Fifth and 1
Chesnut.”
1 lie last of the speech was enough. •
Diily being naturally bashful, declined
the introduction, and walked off.
"1 wonder,” muttered Diily, "if they
wouldn’t list me for a Charley ? Holler
ing oysters and bean soup has giv me a
splendid voice, and instead of skeering
’em away, ii the thieves was to hear me !
singing out, my style of doing it would j
almost coax ’em to come and be tuck
up. I hey cl feel like a bird when a
snake is alter it, and would walk up, !
and poke their coat collars right into my
fist. I hen after a while I’d perhaps be
promoted to the fancy business of pig
ketching, which, though it is werry
light and wc-ry elegant, requires genus,
l’isn’t every man that can come the sci
j entities in that line, and has studied the
nature ol a pig, so as to beat him at oa~
iiCDuvering, and make him surrender
| cause he sees it no use of doing nothing.
J It w ants laming to conwiuce them crit
; ters, and its only to be done by heading
cm up handsome, sketing which ever
way they skete, and tripping them up
genteel by shaking hands with their off
hind leg. I’d scorn to pull their tails
joul by the roots, or to hurt their feelings
by dragging ’em about by the ears.
"But what’s the use ? It I was list
ed, they’d soon find out to holler the
houi and to ketch the thieves by steam:
yes, and they'd take 'em to court on a
rail road, and try ’em with biling water.
They’ll soon have black locomotives for
watchmen and constables, and big bilers
lor judges and mayors. Pigs will be
ketched by Steam, and will be biled fit
to eat before they are done squealing.
I3y and by, folks won t he of no use at
all. J here won’t be no people in the
world but tea kettles; no mouths but
safety valves, and no talking hut blow
ing off steam. If I had a little biler in
side ol me, I’d turn omnibus, and week
days I’d run from Kensington to the Na- i
vv \ ard, and Sundays I’d run to Fair
mount.”—Philadelphia Sut’y News.
__
An On in i na i,.—A friend relates the fol
l<>« mg very clever anecdote : A sturdy
hack woodsman, vv ho chanced to ho in New
Orlcans about the period that Gen. Gaines
was recruting lor Florida, enlisted in the
cause against the Seminoles, at the head ol
some seventy fearless fellows like himselt.
(.apt. 1-e was a noted rifle shot and al
though he created much mirth by his dry
J'Ues he nevertheless had ihebesl appointed
l-est drilled, and best organized company in
the u hole regiment. He frequently requested
permission of the General, to go out w ith his
men to "flog Powell ” and never did man
wear n more disappointed phiz than the Cap
tarn when he turned on his I,eel with n nega
tive. h
On the return of the command of Louisi
anians to I’ampa Boy, under General Scott
the ( (.plain would often exclaim—"it’s very
(lull — no bush fighting, or any thing else,
to keep my band ” One morning the Gen
end rode along the line, and on passing the
Captain accoMcd him.
! “Good morning, good morning Captain
Ah .'General, in that you,— how d’ye do?”
‘•Pretty well, I tlinnk you, but these red
rascals Keep out of our way ”
"Ves, General, it’s very dull— T wish
hey,d keep Us in play a little ; but General,
that jonk </ yout t won't do to fight Jndi
| ans w*lh—" o must take to plain sailing—vv
must hunt ’em up.”
No one could have been more highly a
mused than Gen. Scott himself, who lookei
upon the Captain as a most excellent office
and a good disciplinarian. — Hall. '/’runs.
N OllC.t ICJJWAllD OK IlSTISORlTY._
farmer called on Gail Filzwilliam to repre
sent that his ciop of wheat had been seri
ouslv injured in a field adjoining a certain
wood, w here his hounds had, during the win*
; ter, frequently met to hunt. He stated that
I the young wheat had been so cut up and de
stroyed, that in some pulls he could not hope
or any produce. “Well, my friend,” said
Ins lordship, “ I am aware that He have done
I considerable injury, and if you can procure
j JM intimate of I lie loss you have sustained, I
"ill pay you.” I lie farmer replied, l ha I
: anticipating his lordship’s kindness, he had
requested a friend to assist him in estimating
: II e damage, and they ihoughl that, as the
I crop "a* quite destroyed, £50 would not
more than repay him. The ear! immediate
I) gave hi in the money. As harvest, how
ever, approached, ihe wheat grew, and in
those j arts that were most trampled, the corn
was the strongest and most luxuriant. The
farmer went again to his loidship, and being
introduced, said, ‘‘I am come, my lord te- i
specling the field ol w heat adjoining such a
wood. ’ His lordship instantly recollected
the circumstance. “Well, my liiend.did I
not allow you sufficient to remunerate von
lor vour loss:” “ Yes, my loid, I hav e iound
lhat I sustained no loss at all, for where the
horses had most cut up the land, the imp is
the most promising, and I have therefore
brought the jL‘50 hack again.” “ Ah!” ex
claimed the venerable earl, “that is what I
hhe ; that is what ought to he between man
a . ,l,an* 11° «nlered mio conversation
"ill* l^f farmer, asking him some questions :
about his family, how many children he had, ;
&c. His lordship then went into another
room, and returning, presented the farmer
will, a check for 1U0. “Take care of this,
and when your eldest son is of age, present
it to him, and tell him the occasion that pro
duced it.” We know not which most to ad- ;
mue, the benevolence or the wisdom display
ed by this illustrious man, for, while doing u 1
noble act ol generosity, lie was handing dovv n
a lesson ol integrity to another generation.
J-riglish paper.
‘‘An apt quotation is as gcod as an original
thought,” says L. E. h., nod we can piove
it. In speaking of the tree negroes that are
congregating about this city, and their dep
redations gu society, tome wag remui ks, that
during the fervors ol u summei’s solstice
they come
~—“from the sweet South,
Stealing anil giving odor /”
1>V. Y. Spiritoj the Times.
Ak Awkward Dilemma.A Mr.
Benjamin Carr, at Albany, a gentleman a
hout oO, came to this city yesterday morn
ing ip. the steamboat, and while on his pas
sage had his attention attracted by a line le
male infant, about eight months old, which
was in the arms ol a genteel looking young
woman rather shabbily dressed. Tlie'inler
est which Mr. Carr took in the child, led to
a sort ol acquaintance between him and its
mother, and having learned from her that
she was extremely poor, he treated her to
: breakfast on their arriving at New York,
alter which they left the hotel together, and
as they were both going to the same pjrl of
the city they walked together for seme time,
until the lady stopped at a store nnd asked
Air. Carr to liold her baby while she went in
to gel u glass of water. Air. Carr very vvil
Imgly took his little lavorite in his arms, and
hu\ mg waited a consideiable time without its
mother teiurnmg, he went into the 9lore to
return the child to her, and to his no little
astonishment was informed that the lady had
not remained one minute in the store, (w hich
was at the corner «.f a street,) but merely
e...r.c „t f,llc (Iol)r am] xvenl (>u| nt the J
Lb™,™,"" ""ck"e,v lhi"s
Mr. ( arr was of course in n queer dilem
ma, anil having imparled his situation to the
people of the store, they advised him to bring
>e child t(» the alms house, from which he
was then about a mile. The day being ra
titer sultry,and Air. Carr being ruihrr fleshy,
untl not being able to procure a carriage, by
he lime he arrived with his l-ttle darling at
be alms house, he had suffered so much from
fatigue, perspiration, and other little annoy
ances, that he w as in any thing but good hu
mor, and m rather a peevish tone of voice,
desired the people at the alms house to lake
he child from him. But on learning l.ovv
I.e obtained possession of it, the commission
ers refused point blank to have any thing to
do with it. Air. Carr, however, insisted that
Ihey should keep it and laid down the child
in t he room, but was very quickly compelled
, ,u7e 11 ul’ by the threat of being m
stanily committed tc> Bridewell.
Nor was this all; for he was told (hat be
fore he went away, he must give security
i h« 'voul*i not abandon the child, nor let
u become n burden on the city, and was rn
j > allowed (o depart on his solemn promise
thnl lie would lake .ho infant with him to
1 ''1 * * A - * mding that he had no other re
, source, lie cairicd the child into the Park,
i 11 S(lUuH most vociferously
f1 '* 11101ber, and Air. Carr, in order to pi
■' ' 1 ’ a'lemptcd, awkwardly enough to act
the nurse and swing ,|,e cilj|tl lo 0„d fr0|
Ill'll* i 10 "ttn,>'!,,,r,ied the motion with a
lullaby baby,” to the no small amusement
I . Ifie bystanders, until lie at last succeeded
in quieting the child, and carried it off, vow
• mg most vehemently that as long us he liv
ed, bo would never so much a* put his little
; Huger to any person’s child but hi* own.
A ew York paper.
$3* One of the best puns vve have ever
j n’el ,v’;b, is the follow ing from the New Or
leans Bee:
I Tȣ Mexicans arc in hopes of starving
! ,,!C 1 ex>ms into submission. No easy mat
1 ter we should think, when they have two.,
j holding a General fast so long
Hoar the Petersburg Volunteers!
I Front the Petersburg Intelligencer.
r "We, the undersigned, a portion vf (La
surviving members ol the Petersburg Vir
ginia \ olunleers, now residing in Peters
burg, have seen in some of the public pi in"
w,,h •urprise, the imputation of tow '
nrdiceattempted to be cast upon our old com
mander, Gen. \VM. H. Harrison. We
a* an act of sheer justice to that individual*
, .V' 11 ?.dut>’ *° ,,lrt,e. <*>■•* during the siege
of b ort Meigs, iu the spring of JS13. xve fre
quently saw (Jen. Harrison placed in dan
gerous and perilous situations, and on the day
«f the several sorties, (oth ol May 1313)
we as frequently saw him coolly and’delibe
rately encouraging his officers and men to do
then only. No Coward, we think,could act
" i:h coolness and deliberation on such occa
1 SIOOS.
In September following, nc crossed life
lake, and landed on the Canada shore, n few
miles below Malden, in u Inch neighborhood
we expected to meet the enemy. At and
, after the landing, on our march towards
lMulden, Harrison urul Shelby were seen at
the heads of their respective‘commands, in
t ie active discharge ol their duties; and at
l he I han>eS in October, it was conceded hv
a.I that General 1] aiumson’b conduct nut
brave und meritorious.
I n l'cbruary or March of the same vear
the tune of service ol (he militia was at,out
to expire, and had they left the army, we
should have been left with but a few V. bin
fee s and Regulars, exposed (o the combined
enemy. At tli.it time Meigs was not forti
fied. In this situation, the General culled
the troops together, and addressed them in a
feeling and patriotic manner, impressing up
on them the necessity of remaining only a
tew days longer; at the same time pledging
hunsc.l to see them paid from his own prC
sme resources (should Government refu
te don) for the time they tuiiib? serve after
their legal time of sorrice had expired.
“ " e cannot forbear ncknnw ledgino- a
debt of gratitude of long standing, and yet
due to General Harrison, for his kind and
personal attention t« those ol our company
w ho were wounded in (he engagement on
the 5th ol May. nt Fort Meigs, and for hjs
general deportment lowardsour corps during
our term o! service,
JOSEPH SCOTT
JOHN H. SMITH*
JOSEPH MASON
WM. K. Oil; EVES
JAMES PACE,
WM. P. BURTON
li. CLEMENTS.”
G RATITUDE.
'l'he following Proclamation by (be AJay
or oj Richmond, Virginia, was issued at 10
o'clock on Sunday evening, October, ISJ3
just after Iho receipt ol one of Harrison’s
brilliant triumphs—that of the Thames
Read this ye degenerate sons of 1S36, who
disregarding (he claims and services of an
old soldier and patriot, slander and calunum
ate him. Catch from this fervent appeal ono
spar!; of the etherial fire ol patriotism, and
i repent of your offence—the black crime of
. ingratitude.
See Niles’ Register, vol 5th, page 117.
I li.low -C iTlzn.xs-—** ey U’jie
BLESSING OK PROVIDENCE,” WE AKE
v icTomoL's.— I he complete victory ob
tained over the combined Indian and British
: forces, under (he command of deni. Tree
t“r, Him has himself doubtlc-'S ere this graced
i “'e triumph ol oi,r most gallant General
Damson, will give us entire possession of
i Iho Canadas! and operate more powerfully tu
the restoration of peace, than the mediation
j y ofypower on earth.—dire vent to your
i frill rigs think on J/arrisnn, whose intrepid
valor has thus so nobly achieved the victory
I t IjH ;'n illumination, generally, take place
j throughout our city, on Iho evening of (o
J m°rrow, under this restriction only, (hat hr
| “m of ‘he evening the lights be extinguish
! » J”® c ity requites that I
.should urge this proclamation when it is
j most anjently u lhal every citizen will
; r,'lirewiih grateful hearts to their respective
i abodes. r
Doubtless every patriotic sentiment will
I lead our citizens to concur in this tecom
; mendalinn. But let the houses nf absentees
! °r orphans, Sir. , uhi<h may not be lighted
t on (his memorable occasion, be respected
R O B E RT < i R E E NI! O \V, Mayor
Mayor s ofji "9
Sunday evening, Oct. 30, P. !W.
j Similar rejoicings to (he above took place
i in Iho principal <iiie? and towns of the U.
j Slates at the time,—and to us ii is a mntter
! of surprise how Harrison’s opponents can
' now have the effrontery to pronounce him s
! coward.
I Gsn IJarriton. — Being aware that want
,!,e citizens of (his county served with
i Gon. Harrison in the late war, we have taken
considerable pains lo ascertain their determi
i nations in tegard lo the Presidential dec
| lion, and now take pleasure in slating (list
although most of them have been,nod many
I"1 1 horn Pi ill ore friends of Cool. Jackson,
. have found vol one of them in favour of
I v an Boren ! But on the contrary we find all
j 'vp h,»vn conversed with me warm support
] e,*<>f him who conducted them through the
. dangers of (he late war, whilst mnny ol them
i evince a just indignation toward those un*
, grateful revifers who, iike midnight sssns
j sins, adopt the most nefarious means, to blast
i the reputation ot ono whom they (I is sol
| diers) know to he a vallion: officer, an able
j statesman, find a true p^lr ml — Rarkerstyurg
| C t’a ) /{'.publican.
Ran Mol. — A barber who was tn iho hr»
bil uf stunning his foust rmct* cars by the
lapidify o* f»is fongne, a«ked an individual
the other day, how hs wished his hair to |.o
* cut.—"Without saying a single word " rrv
J plied be.

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