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Ma. Kioto a Hie very uiifrr>iin| irtlilr
fmml in ■ late number of your paper, on tin- rha
ractcr of thr Stdtb.lh School I . join r, iiuiucri us
*® ®^rr you I lie follow ing bn< f lariiiiin'i ami re
marks m the way of vippirt ; an.l if • disposition
10 befriend a gl >rit>ii* cause baa mil altcadvr Ims-h
sufficiently evtended, «« will venture a t.vpKU
for tlieir |M*lillcati(Mi.
The facM arr St I iking illustrations of the eve. I
Imry ttf tire Sunday School system, and ilcm *n
stratc in a new light it, lmpnrtat.ee We hmnblv
think our coaiiuiiuily ea.mot U t o much edified
on the subject. It might, how. >tr, be intimated,
that an attendawee at the insiiiutiou it*. If would
better promote thvt end.
l/r .Vi a 1*01/1' f'i a-ifv’itt.
N’ON-ritUFklSSUlUiv >t |((>o|.4
Ma. l.oiroit,—You hive, douhllr**. hear.I
the tout intent advanced that n<» |n cs.m »ho il l
lie milted or |M rinttted to take charge of a
•■lass in a Niimlai.Si'IumiI r\ccpt those pro
fessing u change of heart. Mv own tnipres.
jion for several year* ha* been <>pp.».-d to
k this, and many luct* bate eome ■» ithtn mv
1 own observation tending to strengthen Ibis
1 itn; re** ion. A short tune since, I attended a
meeting l»r emiversalioli and pravrr, Iie.d by
a few of the students of a coile ;e ut the west,
all of v.hntu were professor* of redgioti,
* and studying with a view of entering the mi
nistry. A» is usual in college, these indi
viduals were from dal'crent regions, hundred*
of miles apart. Having often In ml it a*-!
sorted that a large proportint. of the present
ministers of the (tii'jiel, and those preparing
for the sacred oflice, were the fruits of the
Sunday-school svsteni, and feeling a desire to
ascertain something of the hi dory of those
pwwm m n'ij'mn m n is jumtit, the subject
ww* prop '*ej. Mini it u|i|w*3rcd, that of ten.
the w hole number present. all hut one had
been connected with a Sunday-school previ
ous to their becoming pious.
Said one. —•* I entered lieranse it seemed an '
honorable cinploMiient, hut soon found it to
lie a tnirthensoiue tusk, not lie ng <|ualificd to
luilil its duties. My mind, however, became
more impressed with sen .us things, and ulti- '
mately, through th»- instrume t ditv of pious i
teachers c n .ect-d w ith the sclio ,i. and other
means ol grace I trust I was brought to give
myself to Christ.
Said another.—** Mv impressions were deep
ened and continued by the recurrence of the '
duties of my elans, until finally I obtained I
peace in believing.”
•Said a third,—** Oltcn vv hen about to com- '
mit improper acts, conscience s Inspired, .
* you are a Sunday-school teacher,’ and I was
restrained. I hrard the teachers around me
conversing with their classes, and knew that '
I ought to do likewise, hut I could not; thus ^
my convictions of sin were much deepened.
During this pveriod teaching *va< a wear .some
burden. \ revival of religion was commenced,
of which I was a subject, and teaching has
since been my greatest delight.”
Only one case more, though the.whole were
ileeply interesting. **aid the last,—** I en
tered the SunJaj-s. bool at Iht r«|Uest of a
friend, but soon pen sited that I was wholly
unfit for the office, hut was kept from giving
up »ny class, lest it should he thought strange.
I was accustomed totaik to the children, and
! would sometimes try to p.ray f.»r them ; but
it seemed so contrary t«» common sense, that
1 should be urging them to flee from the
wrath to come, while mv*eif wa* rushing on
to hell, that I ha>l no peace night nor day. -
I sought the company of Christians, and
would get them to walk with me, in the hupw
of their inrtodueing the subject, and giving
me an opipHirtuiiity of roiirrrsm* with them,
no one, however, seemed to care for mv soul.
Aliout this perils! a r**»ival broke out in col
lege, and I was brought to submit to
These facts *p>rak a strong language on the
subject of px rniitti ig iion-pirolV .sors to be
jeonie Sunday-school tc ieh<T«, ami the follow
ing thoughts are vigge-ted vv ith the hop* that
mmuc may be beuffitted.
1. Let no one hinder any person of good
■UlPl I rllUP*l^f«vi> Ulkfl Mtiulallofl is. a ll.ws. au.
* apects, religion emeptcd, from becoming a
hurvd 1}-school teacher
2. Professing teachers in a Sunday-school,
should be faithful m sea-oil and out of sea
ton to their impendent fellow teachers. —
Often when you think conversation on the
Xihjerl of religion would not he acceptable,
they are hoping and expecting that you wiil
give them an opportunity of conversing ti|*on
it. How many su* h ca-es as the young man
last mentioned arc constantly occurring’ A
leather in Phi lade iphra was once heard to
say, be had been in a Sunday-** bool »i\ years
lie fore he evinced my tiling like a change of
heart, and he could not recollect that a single
teacher lia*l once spoken to lum on flic sub
ject. Is it strange tn it we hear no mure of
the good effect* of Sabbath-school* * Fellow
tea* hers, arc you acting thus towards I he
C’bristless teacher m your s hoof1 oh, b«
ware, lest tw*l m anger wnd and continue a
blighting and mildew, from which you shall
never recover. Clear your skirts of their
blood, and if they w ill peri«h. let them not
have the excuse that they met in the same
school with ymi. year after year, and yet you
never warned them of their danger.
' Selected by a V i ring I aid V. ]
Rr derfioiM os thr St itr t>f M*rr '\*z* ■
The leading features in the character of a
good woman, art mildness, complaisance,
and equanimity of tcm|w-r. Tiie man, if he
tie a worthy and provident busiiaod, is im
mersed <n a thousand c n «. Hi* mind is age
talcd, hi* memory bowled, and in* Ik«Ii fa
tigued. lie retires fr-un tiic b istlc or Hie
world—chagrined, perhaps, hv disappoint
ment ; angrv at indolent or prrtalioi.* fieople.
and l* min i. i< •! hi* .n*Voul *ior connections
with stii h people should make Iiiui ap|*cur
pcrfi-luMi* hunscIf. I* this the tune for the
wife of Ins bo-..in. lo* ib .irrst and most inti
mate friend. to add |<> lit* iriatsws, bi ip
« rs-HSe the ,fe ver of an ou rteirdeoed mind, hv
a contention* t >i^<ir or * di»- o t» nt« d hr >w '
B Hiecs*. io its iiiosi pnr.|» rmi* state, is full
ot anaiety and turmoil. O ln»w dear lo the
memory of a man. is the wife who rlothe*
her fa» e in smiles, who uses gentle # xpr« *
• imw, and who m ike- her lap soft to receive
and hw«h his care* to rest1 There i* n«it in
nature *o faseiiudiug *n object. »* a faithful,
tender and atfe< tionale wile. Iler limp*r is
« very thing
It sometime* pit eft* * a printer to find two
lines to fi*l out i cobimn
T\i U'rrtckfJ f'u/o.'—Mfv-eti
ger of the ti-kl June. eont mis a letter dalcii
llatubrrg, Jure fi, whi< li » that ou the Ik
June, an officer of high lank, formerly be
lunging to the Russian army, had arrived ai
• hat eity, having bv artifice esrajw <1 from si
hcria, whither he hail been perpetually ban*
i'hi.l. \t Bamberg lie w a* received w .tli
gre it kind ties* and attention. He states, thai
on h:s journey, hr saw fv<ttf-tifkl thou*mu
I <»/«*, persons nl all ages.sexes, ami condition,
niAixKu, and marching to Ri »»1%. The fine
• ral Olhri i s of tlii- late Polish army were not
exempted Iroin thi heaviest shackles' Such
are the blessings of an Autocratical Govern
n»» ut! W here was France, when l.iritcru
n commended her interference m behalf ol
tins uohie, Lul lil-lateil country'
[.V I', dan He.
I.vaotn or l.ovr..—We understand that II
<*f the Jsistrrs of Chanty, from ''t Joseph's
Nunni ry at F.innui-hurg, passed through tins
nty yesterday morning on their wav toPhua
delphia, windier they have gone for the pur
|v.s« ..f attending the .id, m the present m-.v
of atUielioii and distress m that eitv,
produced by the Cholera. Mu ha display m
sympathy for the alHiCtrd, and o? a dis|s«u
I”* • 1,1 endeavor to relieve the distressed, i
ehardy indeed, and m worth more than wh’de
burnt offering*, or rivers of oil presented in
sacrifice.—[ /M/. Ktr*blUan.
V \ nuv \ |. Itr.Pt BUL AN SHNUVKN | j*.
At tin- late session of the \ irgitiia N..li.«ial
R*'pohli« u*i ( aiveitliiHl at Stailiiton, among • •tiler
|iroecrdiiigs the lollj» mg ivs dulious were M
‘ Ri.'i/rnl, That this convention will not
close its delilieratioiis without an unatu
luous expression of their highest approbation
<d, and grateful ar know lodgments to the
'1 n«T.iV<‘ f \ -a.. M vittswv, of < irange eoutify ,
(' n.) lor his iii.uiy d. litigui'lied (services to
his i .•untry, considering Inin a* o .c of the
fathers of the Constitution, the faithful ex
pounder of that instrument, the benefaetor of
mankind, and the able advocate of civil liberty.
. 4,lfrvo/e»«l. That the President of this con
vention address a letter to Mr. Wvuisov, arid
tender to him the respectfiU considerations of
this convention, and the homage of their In-st
w ishes. with their united hope that his exem
plary life may long he preserved to enjoy
the blessing* of our free Government, which
In1, hi -o eminent a degree, contributed to
'■ RnoIrrJ, That a ropy of these resolutions
be forwarded in said communication.”
The following is the reply of Mr Madison, to
i iii r ih me insolent <>l in. ( ..nnnli n,
transmitting him copies of the above Iti » .lotions
MosrmiiR. "lorn jri.v, If.'li.
Dcvk Sm,—I have duly received your let
ter, communicating the resolutions in which
** the National Republican Convention of \ ir
ginia, at Staunton," has been ph ased to e*
press its approbation of my public services,
and its kind wishes for my personal welfare.
I cannot lie insensible to the. value I ought to
place ou opinions so favorable, and sentiment*
so friendly, coming from a body rendered mj
re portable by the members composing it;
and I temh-r all the ackiiow led ,rants whirh
I feel to he due from me. If it^ was niy lot
to be in nnv degree instrumental in promoting
the sulrstitution of our pn -rut constitutional
system for the inadequate one wliieh preceded
it. tny participation in the great work, con
scious as I ain of its being overrated by the
partiality of the convention, eou'd not fail In
Ik- an increasing source of gratifying rrcol
lection, as the fruits of the change have been
signalized in the prosperity of our country.
the obliging terms in whirh you hare
mfldwthe communication, I pray vqu to accept
my thanks, with assurances of my esteem
and my good wishes.
CusRLrs .IvMR* riri ks'kh, F.*q.
'if the H bnhUcin
__ Com rntion nf Virziitia.
Wort inti.
m»s Tin. rar.e miss.
Oome here. III >u foul, s«r><I view the kind of ilay,
Sri the dim shadows of the fleeting night
An- slowly fading from Ids golden ray ;
Observe tin- glory of hismliy light.
Oli' *1is a glad Right t.» gaze upon
I he dazzling splendor of that rising tun.
N iw, front this li.Kir, till that of even,
Observe Ids r<«ui -.e thro‘out the pwtld ss heaven—
, And w hen with nn|.| spirit.lor be sinks to u-l.
While his last ravssiilj linger in lb" west—
1 Thru say , ttion tool' thro'nut this vast >spause,
, Is that mjii guided by tin- hand of chance/
Whin athwart the azure arch of heaven,
Fl»e fleecy el ants in in* stir grwodenr flv,
I* lisse.l by the wldsti’ring breath of even,
OVr the bright surface id lie- vaulted skv,
W hile the • l.-ar tieeiri, pale l*m press uf die night
I .ends to ili#- scene I lie magic .it her light,
'♦twruoiid- d hr those orbs » ho*. lucid ray
\A as I iti I* tiiddeii by |h blaze of dav ,
I'htneanst thou say, ttiat chance upholds tlios.
An ! »h.-els tb< -m onward in their glowing cars'
\\ In n tin idark rl-#*id hangs heavy in the west.
NX liilr I'.ir t|rrp ili iifln from il* (I kidi) bn a*t
I hr iwf'il tilrncc bir»kl •lib Ik»i) tiatli;
XX Inlrrarth Mldniiliftl Kimun kurath llir «troki
, ll'Mfii’i»Hi||rn, anil man* an agril oak,
, MtirIM lo tl»«* dim, a |*ro*trat<- r*..n li*-*,
1 I'orn to tin* lifliioinf <4 (hr angrr rkm,
■ lk»M llrnii m4, •ha.M'l im at (hr Mon.-liM ”« ro*l,
j XX ill, frar a>xl tirmMing «■» n lliri r »» a till/
If nat, lUrn go, ami nl»' whrn with tl*r il< inl
X >iir li’nli In a, ax I jrn*ir |nnr toul liar llr*l
1*0 Mr (talk n;i >a» <4 II |M'lr»« ill *|tair,
• •on (wf U»J JhU, f..r * ItttitK hath jilncil Ila^<
tlw-re! 1»,
HT XV/ XS -lit Imra n IhMM
1 XX hrfr “hall Mir iloul, ,t <| |hr In vilifi.l »|«l*p *
| 1*1 Itw »al<- »Imhi lli* »il!i » »ml n jin ** air'ii
i XX Itrrr t!*r a nr 1 of M.r writ bm.llt«-« it* *4U'«
XX l»rn tin* almr Mrrwi i* Hn«in|( nigh,
Xtxltl** purr, rlr»r ilnm* f <(• riunr «prapi
f ilitiMf |tk* jr-in* m ll*r In i^Ui niMm'i ray—
IVbrri' lb** **io*« * »r**> •mill* mat nm r li«»*rl
j Nia'it** t* art nVr fb* f »rm »r | ,*r.| « ||_
liiihriili *h*n- lb* »j*iklnx *»atrr* (low•
WlrtUT Ibr f*ifr*l, m,||i* »t * • **!* I * T»'*»
VXbi rr ■It*’ 4; *ml llir rtilli ar* • 4tlr fair,
Han lirr lit t- —biirt Iwr ibrri
XX hrrr ahatl thriVail. a*.«l ilm Ix aoiifol ..larj*'
i XX h»n> w i|it 11 i«rr« M min in On * allr* il« • p;
XX In rr thr i» rl rnbr <4 -pri'g mar *wfllt rrat,
. In punl) .hmvIIh' *i*o |, r • l»rra*t
. XX'Urrr ia In ar<l 'li* *o«**r oftint *HilfM 'b»*r,
|lr*-alh*ng intniif ilrrp aixt Mini* mg I ir* ,
XX lafr mi rnliinvi |*r*ni*l in (lif ***** luap gin*,
I'* mnrk tbr H* art i >at i* r* «tiog lain# ;
XX lirr** jairr h. art* arr *k - f.MT*»rf I Irrf j
XX I*mm- *>ml ring l*rtu lit*** to rr*t:
XVHrrr tUc *kp b*mI (lx rank arr r*«f*lt fa*r,
Uiirt Uvr ili*rt-4tn Ikt ihtr*
_The Traveller.
h\ r. W i lli* Ivtnrvgro. rally munui many u»
t 'ivtiiiiK details; ami »r Inline moat ol uw r*-a
«l»-r» reli'li ili< in highly. ’I*lio |ip iiniT of oilier
matter ha* throw n tli<* annexed hlt< r MHuralnt
••ut of its regular uriln ; yrt, tike pHxl oior, it
lift* lo»t imthing l»v age.
P\IIIK—Thr tiardrn if the Tuil'riet—Priai'
• V •A.ni-.i—5* in yj .S'tiyvlton — Cooj>< r and
Slant—Sir Sidney Smith— FaihUmalle Ha
The garden* of the Tuilenr* are crowded.
The chair* beneath the terrace* a«v filled by
Ibe ohl men reading tilt* gazettes, imilhcr*
and nurse* watching their children ut play,
and, ut every lew steps, circle* of whole la.
milie* silting and sowing, or conversing, a*
unconcernedly av at home. It 'trike* a stran
ger oddly. It it it the yrirmry of Viuc ricuu
feeling*, we cannot conceive of these out-of
door Trench habit*. W hat Would a Boston
•r Ne.v-Vork mother Uiink of taking chairs
for Iter whole family, grown-up daughter*
and all, in the Mall or upon the It at t cry . and
spending the day m the very midst of the
gay cat promenade of thr city '• People of all
i auks do it here. \ oil will *ce the powJcit-d
elegant gentleman ol the aneitnt rtgimr.hand
ing his wife or hi* daughter to a straw-bot
tom chair, with all the uir of drawing-room
| courtesy ; and, begging pardon for the litier
ty, (mil his journal from hi* pocket, and sit
down to read beside her; or a tottering old
man, leaning upon a stout Swis* servant girl,
I it1*-* bowing and apologizing through the
I crowd, iii search ol a p!cu*unt f*eigld*our. or
I some o!d compatriot, with whom he may «it
I and nod aw jy the hours of sunshine. It i* a
beautiful custom, |HrMtively. The gardens
arc like a constant ft It—It i* a holiday revel,
without design or disappointment. It is a
j masque, where every one plays hi* rliarac
' lor unconsciously, ai.d therefore naturally
• atul well. t\V get no idea of it at home_
d e arc loo iudu*trious a nation to have idler*
enough. It wouhi even pain most of the peo
ple id' our country to sec so many thousands
of all age* and condition* of life »|»cuding day
after day in such absolute uselessness.
Imagine yourself hero on the fashinnldc
terrace, the promenade, two day * in the w eek.
of all that is distinguished and gay in Pari*.
It is a short raised walk. jie*t inside the rail
ing*, and the only part of the*c w ido and
bcautilul garden* where a member of the
h*tin month i* ever t.» lie met. The hour is
| four, the day 1'riday, the weather heavenly.
. I hav« jn*t been long enough in Pari* to be
Inn excellent walking dictionary, and I will
tell you who |HM»|»|r urr.
lit the lir't place, all llit* well dressed men
juu »ec are Knglish. You will know the
French by those Hal ing coats, laid clear hark
Ion their'boulders, and their execrable hats
atid linn legs. Their heads nre right from
the hair-dresser; their hats arc chra^eax dr
ioie, or imitation beaver; they are d-lieatelv
rouged, and wear very white glove-; ami
those who are with ladies, had, as you ob
serve, a small dog by a string, nr carry it in
their arms. No French lady w alks out with
out her lap-dog. These slow-pared men you
see in brown mustaches and frugged coats
are refugee Poles. The short, thick, agile
looking man is (general-, celebrated
for having been the last to surrender on the
last field of that brief contest. IIis hand
some fare is full of resolution, and, unlike
the rest of his country men, lie looks still un
subdued and in good heart, lie wulks here
every day an hour or two, swinging his cane
round his fore linger, and thinking,apparently,
of any thing hut his defeat. Observe these
two young men approaching n». The short
one on the left, with the stiff hair and red
moustache, h* Prince -VoiJtotra, the son of Mar
shal Ney. lie is an object of more than usual
intv rest jiut now, as the youngest of the new
hatch of peers. The expression of his coun
tenance is more bold than handsome, and,
indeed. In- is any thing hut a carpet-knight; a
lari ol wiurJi lie seems, like a mail of sense,
quite aware. Hr is to be seen nt the parties
standing with his units folded, leaning silent
ly against the wall for hours together. Ills
• ompanion i«, I presume to say, quite the
handsomest man you ever saw. A little over
six feet, perfectly pro|x»rtioncd, dark silken
brow n hair, slightly curling about his fore
head, a soft curling mustache, tieard just dark
ening thr finest cut mouth in the world, and an
olive complexion, of the most golden richness
and clearness. Mr. It. is called the hand-om
e*t man in Kumpc. What is mure re mark a
! t<lc still, he look* like the most modest man m
Kurope, too; thougti. like most modest h i king
men, hi* reputation for constancy in the gal
lant world i* somewhat slender. And here
comes a fine looking man, though of a differ
ent order of hi autj a natural son of Napo
li on. lie is about bis father's height, and
has most of Ins features, though Ills jx-rs.in
and air nm*t tie quite different. You see there
I Napoleon's beautiful mouth and thinly chi
selled nose, but I fancy that soft eve is his
mother's. He is said to lx* one of the most
j fascinating nun In Trance. Hi* mother wns
tlx* Countess Walewski, a lady with whom
I the )im|irror became acquaint! 1 in Poland.
* It is singular that Napoleon's talents and hive
J of glory have, not descended upon any of the
. J eight or ten son* whose claims to his pateriu
| ty are admitted. And here come two of our
I countrymen, who are to he seen constantly
I together—#7 uprr ami .tfurve. That is C»»oper
with the blue snrt'ual, buttoned up to his
throat, and his hat over his eves. W hat a
contrast between the fares of the two men'
Mor«e. with his kind, open, gentle rounli n
ance, the very picture of goodtie** ami -im-e
j rity ; and Cooper, dark and corsair-broking,
J w ith his brows ihiwn over bis i jr», and his
j strongly lined moiitti lived in an expression
j of mmelmcs* amt re*er*r. 1 tie two faces,
' how ever, are not equally just to Ihtur ow oers.
1 ! Morse rs y|| ttint he looks to lie, but Cooper**
11«-itures do bun decnlcd injustice. I take «
i pride m the reputation tin* di*tingut*hri1
country man of ours has for humanity and ge.
nemos sympathy. The distress of the refu
gee Idwr.iis f i'oio all emintrics comes |,r>m<. t<
| \mrncana, and the untiring litier ility «»f Mr
Ciaqier particularly, as a tact of common ad
, ' mission and prwi*e It ts a pleasure tr» la
able to say such things. %|or*e is taking a
sketch of the gxllerv of the Lout IT, wml h»
■ intefids copying si*me of Ihe best pirfores ah
I«o. to neiamipany it as an exhibition, whci
tie returns.
Our arti«t* «!■* our country credit abroad
■ t#reeui*ugh ao*l M»re and Cole, and a youM
man of whom I hear a great deal, though |
: ba*c oof met him, .Wr. I hnfnan, are men tc
do honor to any nation. The feetmg of in
j trn-»t m ntir> country a*ti»ts atid author*
becomes very u >*■$ m a t-r-tfu !»oJ T. *
ry leaf of laurt t awarded to them seem* to
touch one’s own forehead. And talking of
laurels, here come* Mir >■</■<* Smith — the
short, fat, old gentleman yonder, with the
large aqne'ine n«»so and keen eye. He is one
■ of the lew men whoever opposed Najmleon
1 «urrrs«fully, ami that should distinguish him.
I even if he had not wotihy hi* numerous nier
| it* and achievement* the gilt of almost every
order in Kurope. lie U, among other thing*,
of a very mechanical turn, and i» quite crazy
| j«*t nowr about a six-wheel roach, which he
! ha* lately invented,and of whieh no one m e*
! fhe exact be be tit but himself. An invitation
to lii* room*, to hear In* description of the
1 model, i* eon*birred the last new Imre.
And now for the ladies. Whom do you
see that look* distinguished* Mrarrc one
whom you would lake |M«sitively for a lady,
I venture to pri «ume. Tlic*e two, w ith thr
velvet pelisse* and small *atin bonnets, ate
rather the most genteel looking (tropic in thr
ganlen. I set them dow n for ladir* of rank
the first walk I ever took here; and thr two
! who have just passed us, with the curly lap
! dog, I w as equally sure, were person* of not
very dainty morality. It is precisely mu emn- I
trairr. The Velvet pelisses are gamhler* from
! 1’ra*eati’«, and the two with tin la|-*log are |
the Countess \. and her unmarried daughter:
i two o| the most exclusive specimens of I’a
! risiatt society. It isvrry odd— hut if you see
•i remark tidy modest looking woman in Paris,
you may be sure, as the (iri'iplir.isi* got-*,
•hat “ site is no ivctlrr than she should Im>."
I’.very thing gets Iramtitd in this artilietal »«>
eiely. The general ambition seems to lie to
J appear that whieh one is nut. Wlutr-haired
I men cultivate their sparse mustaches, and
dark-haired men shave. Deformed men are
successful in gallantry, where handsome men
despair. I gly women dre*> aud <lanrr, while
beauties mope nnd are deserted. Modi sty
look' brazen, ami v ire look* timid; and so ill
through the e.ilendur. I.tfe in Part* is ns
pr» tty a s, ries <■! astonish meat* a* an intiuftie
could desire—[,V. I .Wirror.
Skrtrhrn of i'hnmrtrr.
“ The old Commodore,
Th» fighting old C’oiriniodore, he.**
No old Triton w ho ha* passed Ins calm*
under the how* of the long boat, could *av of
.luslnju Barney that he eatne into a master’s
berth tl lilt; cabin w IihIoha. lie Ih ^ an !
i at the rudiments, and well he understood the
science. All his predilections wen- for the
! *ea. Having deserted the counting room,
I young Harney, at the age of Isi, was placed
I for nautical instruction in u pilot boat at Hal
limore, till he w os apprenticed to hi* brother
in-law. At the age of 14, he was af■(minted
I set ond mate, w ith the approbation of the
owner, and liefore he was lit. lie was called
upon to take charge of his ship at sea, in
| which the master died. This was on a voy
| age to Nice. The ship was in such a state
1 mat it was bandy possible to make Gibraltar,
j where fur in-mnnry supplies he pledged her
fur <€700, to be repaid by the consignee at
| Nice, who however declined, and called in
; the aid of the Governor, to compel Barney to
j deliver the cargo, w liirh he refused to do. 1|<
! w as imprisoned, hut set at iar^e on some in
timation that he would do as desired; hut
when he came on board, he struck his flag,
and removed the crew,—choosing to consider
his vessel as captured, lie then set out for
Milan, to solicit the aid of the British Am
bassador there, in which hr succeeded so
well, that the authorities of \ire met him on
his return to apologise for their conduct_
The consignees paid the bond, und Barney
sailed for Alicant, where his vessel was des
tined for the use of the great armada, then
fitting out against Algiers, the fate of wliirh
was total and shameful defeat. On his re
turn home, his employer was ,o well satis,
ficd with his conduct, that he heraine his
firm friend ever after, lie *o.hi offered him
self as second in roinmand on twwrd the sloop
llornct of lit gun«, one of two vessels then
preparing for a rruise under Commodore
Hopkins; for this was in the eurlv stage of
■ the revolution. The sloop fril in with a Hri
j toll tender, which she might have captured,
, but for the timidity of the Anierirun captain.
I The tender, mistaking her enemy, ran along
j side, and exposed herself to much danger.—
! Barney stood by one of the guns n« the enn
' my eainc near, and was about to applv the
match, whi’ii the hold command' r • niuinund
ed him to desist. Harney, w h.ssc spirit rc
' volted at such a eonrs«», threw his match ‘lick
nt the captain, and the iron point stuck m the
1 door <4 the round house. Thi«, in a youth
! not seventeen, argued well for the pognaeilv
1 of the man. At the end ol this cruise, lie
t volunteered on board the schooner Wasp, m
which he soon had a brush with the Noencrk
and another frigate, and with the awl of some
gallics in which he hud a command, I lie rnr
, tny was forced to retire, with more loss than
Itlituir If I naaa fca 1.1. _I ..a I ■
1 Affair, wa* to |ht* ronmurwl of ||»r
• "loop Narhcin, with the com mi* a inn of Lieu
* tenant, before he *n« *eventerii. Beforr the
1 rrm*e, however, (apt. Kobinwm took com
mand of the Sachem. which «*n»ii had an ac
tion with u letl* r-ot-iiiari|ne **f attperiur force
and number* It wa* well c*Hite*ted, mid
! nearly half of the crew of the hng wa* killed
or wot Holed. In about two hour*, the lettrr
of-marqwe atrvirk. Tlir raptor* eecurrd a
I valuable pn/e in a cargo of rum, ami »lvi a
magniftet lit turtle, intended a* a pre*ent t«»
Lord .North. wbo»e name wa* marked on the
»he|l. Th»* acceptable V\e*t ItMlian, Lieu
tenant lluittcy pre*entcd to a Iwtier man than
it had liern designed lor. for be gave it to the
lllon. It Morn*, ttn the return ol the Sa
chem. hoth olherr* were |ran*ferred U> a hue
brig of M gun*, the Andrew |>ona, which
torthw ith captured tin- llarehor-r. of twelve
. gun*, and a picked crew. Tin* ve**el w •« of
the Itoyal Navy, and had l»een detached hv
1 the Admiral pur pood) to take tlic liori.i ; but,
' »ailh the proverb—If two men ntic (In -aim
. Imrve, «Mie nm«t rale behind.
On tin* voyage, a «t*ow wa* raptured. In
wliieb the I.icufe'iaut went a* a pri/r ina»t*r.
making up In* crew partly id «b* priwner*
H* cig hard hy an enemy** *hip, he di*t ovrn d
-ign'. ..f mutitiy among hi* crew .and *tud the
ringleader III flie *ht>«ildcr ; a proceeding that
j offered *o little enronf-igemeul to hi* com
rade,, that they obeyed order*, and m.ntr anil,
hut it wa* Inn late to e*CH|M The pnr*er of
' the frigate whieheapture.fhim. wa* mi a Mb
*e*pien| occ**e,n *»• much ranted a* in *trike
Harney, who knocked h>m down. an*l went
further in hh re*entment than fair fighting
permit*, for lie kicked lum down the g one
way. The command* r obliged the pur«er to
ap'dogi'f to H vmey lilting Itreo caj-tuird
in lb* I kpiit frigate, wl^t*,, r in » ’»'<*,nd 41
t!>e ( apr«, ami wav deserted l>\ In r com
tnamlcr, llainey. xilli .aMi <.1 )■•-r prisoner*.
round, ut ti*e St. All,an, frigate, n.
New lork. A, the prisoner* were double u.
liiiniU r u> t),v rr> » . Harney formed a plan .<1
taking (KNM WIOII t.f tin- ship, w l,,, ), ». u, ,|e
featrrl or pte-cuUd by the Leachrrv ol a
•*(Jfor ■ rum te* kill the *Utr,
Wbtar Irrmn, like * deadly Might,
Cornea o'er tire rounrilt of the iirau,
I u blast thriu in the ir hour of might. *’
Barney wan a prisoner at New Volk for five
mouths, after which he look (he command of
a schooner of two gun* ami right men. w ith
a cargo of tobacco lor M. Lustalia, for he
wrat belter plra*cd to do a little than do no
thing. lie wa*, however, taken, alter a run*
mug light, by boarding, by a privateer of four
large gun* and kilty men. Hi* nr\l crui*e
wa* with hit friend ttohm-oii, in a puvate
*lup of ten gun* and tlii. ty-five mm. in which
they encountered I he Hrili»h privateer ||im*
bval, of Iti gun*and I*Jtt men. On the return,
a lettcr-of-m.injur of Hi gun* ami 7»| men
wa* raptured. .The Lieutenant had now
prize money enough to !*• converted, on hi*
return, into large bundle* of continental lull*,
* Inch hr Mowed away in a chain Mix. on ta
king a journey, hut winch he roulil not luid
when he arrived at hi* distillation. He kept
hi* own secret, how ever, ami •• went to *« 11
again," second in command oi the I', stairs
'hip Sar.iU.ga, i>f 11* nine-pound, r*. The
tin»t prize wa* a ship of I'd gun*, captured ni
ter an action of u tew minute*. On the next
day, the Saratoga hoi«ti d F.nglbb color*, ;,f,d
came aloilg*iih* a *lnp which had two brig- ill
company ; then runtime *up the \mrrican en
sign, she |ioiired ill a broadside, while I un
it Haul Barney, with .di men, bonded tbe • n
ciuy. The ilium diute result wa*. tbe r.»n
i{ue*t of a *hip of 3*J gun* and !♦•» men. |
two brig*, one of I I and the other of I gnu*,
were also capture!. The division of pi/,
money would have made lji<- otlieer* rich, lint
no division t,H,k place, for all hut the s;,r.ib>
ga were captured by a seven ty-lour and m »r
r.d frigate*. Lieutenant Barney wa* forni-h
• d with hod and hoard, on deck, ami with
him, bed ami hoar,) were «y'iton\ moii* term*,
hut lie w a* allow cal to choo-e tb- softest
plank he could find In F.nglaml lie was c.n
tined in prison, from which he escaped, and
Vnrintik arlvwt.lo>.. __ l a. •
Massachusetts, and a* soon a« lie landed, w .is
<>flt red the command of u privateer of twcn
'J Ku,,,‘ <>n his arrival at I'lulndelpliia, he
accepted the command of one of the s,-wr.il
vessels, cruising against Hu* enemy's barg.-*,
and the rrfucee boat* that infested the Dri ll
ware Kivcr and Bay. Hi* ship u a* tin- |lv
der-Ally, a small vessel of In »j\ jwMindet-.
Asa superior vessel of the enemj w u* ap
proaching, Barney dire, teil his steersman to
interpret Ins command by the rule of contra
Whan the enemy were ranging alongside,
Harm v cried out," llani-a-port.” Tl.e tn-lmsl
man clapped the helm the other way, and tin
enemy's jib-boom caught in the for. rigging,
and held her in a position to be raked, ami
never wu.» the operation of r.iking more sud
denly or more eti'cetually performed. The
British tlag came down in |« ** than half an
hour, and the raptor* made little dclav for
eoniplioM nb, for a frigate from the cnrmv
wa* rapidly approaching. The prize, wa* the
(ieiicral Marie of the Uoya| .N.,v v, w ith HU
nine pounders, and l.tfi in', n, nearly dotihle
the force and metal of the raptors. After the
peace, Commodore Barm y made a partial *et
tteinent iii Kentiu ky, and' bcruuie a favorite
with the l*ot«j hunter* of that pleasant land
lie was appointed Clerk of the District Court
of Maryland, and also an auctioneer, lie
also engaged in commerce, svhen his business
led Inin to Cape Francois, during the insur
rection, and where he armed his crew, and
fought In* way, to carry olT *oni«s specie
which he had secreted in han d* ofcofli e.
On his return, he was captured by a pirate,
w hich called herself an English privateer —
Barney, however, wa* a had prisoner, and
w itfi a couple of hi* hand*, r***.* ii|niii the
buratieer* and eaptun.l th< ir slop. In tlo*
| situation, it wa* no tunc for Argn« himself t*.
sleep with in.we than an eye at a tune. Tin
t otinnodore slept only by day, in an arm
chair on deck, with hi* sword between hi'
I legs, and pistol' in In* holt, while his rook
I ami hoat«waiu, well armed, stood tin- wateh
, at his M.le, On another occasion, he w ..
captured in the Wet Indie*, |>y an F.ugh ».
I frigate, w here he received the usual Bnii*h
i courtesies, *nd w a* tried in Jamaica for j iri
| ry. It is iiec.ll. %* to say, that though in
i cueinj'» country, lie vv •* '.inputted by ;ic.
.. • iii* ii'Tii.ai mu m iginai. .| witn
the commander < f the frigate, who. honro-r
]•i iii 1» n11\ kept out of , though an otlir. i
III I lie name frigate, exprc*-<«| at n Coffee.
Ilotitc aileain tunnel Harm*, w ithout know -
mg that he w.is prevuf. that In might hi*.
Inn <>|ipnitunity to •••ttlfl account* with tin
ruarai. The lanal ln*liiwc<i upon the officer
; Ihe < oiiipliinrtiN that wiit n*n tl with him on
1 »ueh iM-ni.iofu, ami tw> iikiil that pall of hit
i head w hu h i« hi prominent in an • leph.int.
I %\r cannot follow lli«* Commodore through
I hi« *nli<MM|tient fortniM .t and adventure*, but
i ref« r to tl»e hook for a tuoie Milan «iing a* -
| count of them. In Crwiiec li« rcreivcd tin
kog frmltrm l ot the Prr«K)rnl of the Conti n
I I mo, and the «nmniKMou of • to.lam of the
I Mg beat gr.ole m the N*«jr. lie fitted out m -
*ei..l iriHlt of hi* own to haraiM the Knt..h
trade, in w he h he wa« *erjr *uen»«fij|. ||,
ti eem d the i ommand of two fried, t, whieh
1 were ulrnct totally w reeked m a tlmar. tho‘
he mu re, d* d m taring them In 1h«- la*l w .r
i'** ■•♦tire* ate more immedi ,1* It in our nr.
i nor let The Memoir of I omiuodore Hur
itry. from which tb«-*e partseul.it are taken
i* pit* published h* Iimj ft Howrn. ami it («
a valuable addition to our natal hingrapb*
I | Itrnlnn ( otror.
• IH*rriitnn ohh.
\ i \i»k LUU 11 s \\ i
wlitmtir.il e i»e occurred in f’riri* t
I young oflirer Wa* brought before the I ot re.
II ion a I Police, ate! on toil / inh frotated w(...
( Jt*d wh.it h* wat, ant Wt-red .cry in. < |, to t|>«
j II* ton It), in. lit of all prevent • \|* u ,mr it < .
| .Innee Catharine It..ft.mx, aged |, 1.1,1) .
-lb. rr in the H* Igian »« r»»e. "
i T'ne rnmr of which the Inly «n totioi!
w it tint of wearing *et«d^*1 knightly decor «
• ion* Without a title III* to! »ia \ *t the
I H*-lgi tn |,bw», ttva Point, » ... b d the « ru
nf July. M ben called upon h r hrr Oefef.er,
j the *aid, erjmg bitterly
‘If the tl.mgt of whieh I W aee.ord ire at
trate a« »*oi • «y, I re*pie .t you tn :t I•. >e tbtl
iher *i, iM. rely the r v*d* "J ■•e»r !■ nrt —
; 1 oil will. I know. inquire why t ;,ni q, ,4
ell, rnd do no* appear in th«. hxhdim. nt* f
my own tea. The fac t* are i) - Tlxwir ,
young and a female, the kw. of n,* «,„4llUv
iimI l 1iat lilierfy which all g«*.,l c'.iu, ...
well defended during our glmk»u* d iy ,. , ,
trifu «l me. When I lx-a id th. sound of «
non, I regretted that I wa* a Woman, and pi, -
vented by my *ex from doing a» mu< n ..«
Ion know, grntleiuen, that a short tun,
;<fn r our revolution, another of a simile,
char-art. r broke out m Belgium. The *a«. e
do,ne ..r hiierty induced in. to assume um-x
m >iUuk nU, with a view .»f concealing n,y
, weakness under such a disguise. I went to
i Igium, and more than one person worth*
of . red it, u ho w ent there a* I did, w ill atl. t
to you that I gave the lie to all assertion* ol
l.-iuale weakue-u. Arming iuvmU' with all
tin- courage of which I am sitM-t |>tdile. and
thinking of tnyr own dear country-, my f. ot*U
hand d.fru.U.1 and avenged tlx; frien.U ot
Belgian liberty, a* it would have done, and
w ill Mill do, if Inc f|icdoiu of Iny ow n llalivu
I land •» attacked.
i On uiy it-turn to Pari*, though I did iio»
W|*I| (•> give up my male dr« »*, which I had
I h.» n accustomed to wear, and which i* most
'■III.ilde lo my t ist» , I hud no .te'ire to art
against the law*. I therefore resolved to re
a'sumc the h >hit* of my own*, s, till I found
, that they did not become me. I went ae
I cordmgly to tlx Pre fee t ot Police, and obtain.
.<1 from him pcruiukiuii to w, ar the cloUx*
in kin. h | i, ,*v appear. A* for the dccora
iioii. | hiivc u'sniiH'd, I tru*:, gentlemen, that
V',,r indulgence will indurc you to attribute
jtliat fault to yoiit!ilul * inily, und v,iuc of
lth.it national pride which may ho purduitaMu
•' tin »• utfii i nu nt I t,.,, , .
' suffer, d m expiation of thi- ..th-ncc, will, l
’lop,-, in, ’ine von to find, in the short and tine
l.-eounl ol my*« If that I have JUM given, suf
ticient niotiu:* to restore rue to hhert*. M-,
. oiiii'. I I', buaidi '. charged with the task of
.l.-monstratitig ni..r. eloquently than I can do,
it you deem it nccc"Uiy , that in* taMe, and
’no corrupt feeling, ha* brought'me before
The advocate who appeared on behalf of
the f low n, prc«vf«i punishment hut lightly,
and the lady ’* counsel . onlirmed all her »tat. -
intuit*. ]|, ':«k1 that her imlilary propun**
, tie, Were ‘trongly developed, "that a tur
• In al man. Hr. Mare, physician to the King,
had pronounced her to he in a state txultu
...... fiat lllfllllUlM <,| |||*|«
exploit., one „f Which w a- the taking of a
eitadci it the he»«] ol a party of Belgian*, for
• which .hi* Was made Lieutenant.
I he t unit him ungallatil enough to unnn
iOU In r lor a week.
• JVPSF.V n NF.lt VL.
On the 5th r.t August, IS in. ilietl an individual
r»l whom the • Uvlonl Jouiual' give* the annexed
1 account.—•
j 'I he mortal remain* of an xgrd female, he
j l,,,»Kt»e. to thi- singular race of people, were
on T hui*djv la-t consigned to the earth in
j lltghnoith church-yard, atti mled hy a gii.it
, concourse of sjicrtatur*, attracted to the spot
| by the novelty of the spectacle The inter
ment m a. coinlucli J with the gr« at. -t tleeo
rum. the interest of the scene Ix-mg heighten
ed, instead of <1 iiiijs i|, t.y the iiirr»-aiit rain,
j w hich fell in torrents on the venerable 111190
\»rc>l lork* of the husband. lie acted a*
• hie* mourner «»n the occasion. and, w ith In*
numerous offspring torining the prices*ion,
v a* by tlie ‘pitiles* storm a*«ailed, uiuuo\ #*d *
, I hey upw ind fully impressed with the aw
ful solemnity of the la*t duty thcr were almut
to perform lor one win. had been a wife and
a mother for nearly threescore rears and ten.
When living, she Was a perfect** Meg Meirik*
1 !••*’ in appearance, and it is even mid that -ho
wa« the identical person whom Walter Scott
had in view when |,e wrote that illimitable
j character hi tiny M.mm ring. It.- this as it
I m*jr*|®r considerably more than half a con.
turr gin* exercised her oracular poweis m
,UK piou f>r p.ia <>| u i
.the fair-going ilutiurU of tin1 country round
Nfir luid in.pin <1 many a lovi torn nmd, not
• inert ly with hoitr, hut w i*h *.id< ad • citaintv'
lint tin- joy- of IImik n si mu id hr her- ui l<- <
than one licet :ng year; and the Delphic «rj.
t ie nexi r imparted half tin * Mi-fact mo t , in
utixitjti* inqiunrr* tli.it mir \ L>11 ili> ;u < i«
ji»ly did to hrr-. True it i-, huwt-x.r, t. ,t
, her power* of divining good fortune m mnin
inet»*ure dejM-ndcd on the generosity of her
j applicant-: and while, for a -hilling, or h , .
♦omc maiden- were < on.tram# d to put
, **I* w ith the |#ronii-i m« rcly .,f • a gn.tl* rum
w ith a oiie-lmnn -lUi,' tin- with half
a crown wo.il.l pur. h i«-a ‘lord with .» couch
ami »ix Often at 1 fair time’ -hi- wa* -ccii
, *° retiic with .. exp.. tmg la— to i i.-motH
l> orncr of ffighwnrlh .-hutch-yard, w h# n, like
-eeoml I i.«uodrj, ‘log with th< nix-t.-fK-of
I ite, -lie W'oxild unfold l#er iiiixiou. impurCT 4
jiutur. .1. .liny ; her predict mu- might not • »l
eouic true t.. the . xa. t I. tier, -till
while then w a-life then w a- hope, and x. I.o
.nrnuld n..t purcha-c a xcar of u»h hop,-- f ,r
I he trifling •urn of half a crown’- »h *»dx
• xrri m that ca‘ i , tl.r xerili«-ation« of her pn -
diction- wen- only in unnori w Hh thow of our
-•nat High |*rn -1 «.f k-tmlog. r-, Irauei*
M*airc. w ho wromh rfully eontrht»■• fjiat ex • i ,
thing .hall e#.me i . pi— • ul0 day brforw or
Ihc day tiller ’ It •ImiiM h»*e Men xt.it. d
I a* for i , that •!»•• mad.- her mortal # xit in x
lane in the VWnntv of llrghwortll, and that,
in the Coflui w Ith 1,1 r reIlllUrS, Were CIM |o i J
4 *n' fr -"'.I fork, and plate . and fix. taj
* •* wax Wrprr.'inir j Were pined on th< lid,
toi.l k pt ro. i nit lx hurntng till I.. r i. m-.al
If" I'l ' I till . t, aft. f t* I,., h in i in id,,, If.
w l,o|. of h. r w uf.IrnlM- w i- litirtil. ami he#
doiia# y atid dog werr -ItUglil. id hy In r m m*
i »t relating, m * -mformitx f.« . * p» i .titiO'i.
, i u-totii remaining among f,. r tril* <J« i i.rd,
(erlixpa, from th. e*«t, «h> i«, on tl.« d« im-.j
of a |ei.oti of di-lmcliion, the w hob of ll.cir
p|M relagt«, kt'i'i living and <h «l, aie dc
«tfi»X»d, in order that the defunct may ham
the i* iicAt of the n •« i»ic* * mi Dm- next world.
It •- •aid that a lie in a ' >1 •• to h* cfe< fcl I i
her in. moiy with ti*o following • iii.ple . i »
• firing dew' erf •praketh '•
11 rn-ath In . tw>< tk>y ••» tv id x«il
II* ll.r magi nt I.. v * j ||f
tlx O.r o«..a otarring
It. ili* hand a inyW. fowia |m*x,
11 hat oor , art 1.1 x lot -lionhi U ,
Ik net our future i|*attix.
IliM the «lo«< Ihal lir a Or low
*1“ aki nawe ir nix, far cm now,
I* il*e proud, ere Id.- I* part,
f -o.trmidatv lit* 11 ha «i law,
i JJ fcto tim •pM’t favlt UMm.'i |vnr,
Ik hen b»«h ami low -It-II t-e .*
kk In n nrh aed p»i» at.il rile m.«| nixt,
ttte*lt »ii (h m .wa r mi h ii J^xt

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