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The following prayer vifc-rcd by Kossuth
will be interesting to our leaders. ;It
was offered by htm kneeling amid the
multitude, at the grave of the Magyar
heroes who fell in the battle of itapoylna,
and was originally published in tlie"'Opposition,'
a journal of Pcsth. We trnn>
late from the German.?N. Y. Y*ibinie.
"Almighty Lord ! God of the warriors
of Arpad i Look down from thy starry
throne upon thy imploring servant, from
whose lips the prayer of millions ascends
to thy Heaven, praising the unsearchable
power of thine Omnipotence. O God,
over mo shines thy sun and beneath me
a1 V * ~ -
ivputw wu rcncsoi my laiien iierotc brethren
; abovo my hea.l the sky is bluo and
under my feet the earth is (lyed red with
the holy blood of the children of our ancestors.
I<et the animating beams of the
sun fall here that flowers may spring up
from the blood so that these hulls of departed
beings may not moulder unadorned.
God of our fathers and God of the
nations! hear nnd bless the voice of our
warriors nnd which the arm and the soul
of brave nations thunder to break the iron
liana ot t\ rnnny as it forges its chains.
"As a free man I kneel on these fresh
graves, by the remains of my brothers.
By such a sacrifice as theirs fhy Earth
vould be consecrated were it all stained
with bin. C God! on this holy soil above
these craves no race of sIAvmi ran livr>
O Fnthcr! Father of our Fathers! Mighty
over myriads! Almighty God of the
Heaven, the Earth and the Seas! From
these bones springs a glory whose radiance
is on the brow of my people. Hallow
their dust with Thy grace that the
ashes of my fallen heroic brethren may
rest in peace! Leave us not, Great God
of battles! In the holy name of the nations,
praised be Thv Omnipot* nee. Amen.
r*>-?' 1
. . U^inu iv IIIu JJ'lllUUVie
New York, July 1C?2 p. m.
As is usual on Monday, a large increase
of the cholera is reported to-day.
The number of new cases reported during
he 24 hours ending at noon, is 158, and
the number of deaths 55. This is an inoF*ft*W
of 70 in the number of new cases,
as compared with yesterday's report, and
of 10 in the number of deaths.
Cincinnati. Julv 16.
The interments yesterday by cholera
were 87; of other diseases 67. To-day
the cholera interments are only 60; by
other diseases 44.
St. Louis, July 16.
The total interments for the 48 hours
ending at noon yesterday wore 255, of
which number 140 were by cholera. The
VlTAOtliaV to ?A?k? ? J 1
*? vw?uv? ?o uvn VUUJ dUU
Funeral of Mrs. Madison.?Yesterday
the funeral of the fomented Mrs.
Madison, so long one of the brightest ornaments
of the society of Washington
and of the nation, took place from St.
John's church. From ten o'clock iu the
morning the body was exposed in the
church, and was visited by numbers anxious
to take a last look at her who had
been so long the observed of all obse rvers,
t ? - -
ana wno bad, after occupying as exalted
a position as a woman may in America,
showed in private life that she had cast
dignity on, not received lustre from it.
At the honr fixed for the funeral the
church was thronged, the President and
most of the Cabinet being present, with
almost every one connected with tho Government
in an.official capacity. The beautiful
service of the Episcopal church was
read by tho Rev. 3/essrs. Pint and French
alter which a procession was formed undcr
the direction of the Marshal of the
District and tho Clerk of the Supreme
Court of the United States. The cortege
moved from St. John's to Pennsylvania
avenue, the different bells of the city toiling
the while, and then proceeded to the
Congressional Cemetery, where the body
was deposited for the present, until arrangements
shall have been made for removing
it to its final restir.g plr.ee, the
cemetry nt Montpclier, Orange county,
Vlrmnin 4V>n 4 -?1
. ?uv nituiy wncrc Air. Altuli8on
was buried. Mrs. Madison was the
last survivor of the immediate families of
those of our Chief Magistrates who participated
in the strife and councils of the
Revolution.? Washington Bepublic.
{Telegraphed for Charleston Courier.]
Nkw-Orleans, July 17?Op.m.
The Mexican authorities of Metamortfr,
attended the celebration of tho Anniversary
of American Independence at
Brownsville, Texas.
A o - - -
a juung npnmnru was kidnapped in I
thid city, and forcifcl) put on board a ves- |
sel which sailed for Havana. It is re-1
ported that he was a turnkey in the prison
ut Havana, and suffered two prisoners to
escape, charged with political offences.
Great eicitement among the Spanish residents
here in consequence of this high
handed outrage. i
NEW-ORLKAKW. .ThW i??o ? ?
, w . A V Cy W? |H?
Mr. Morse has been nominated as the
democratic candidate for Congress, from
the 4th Louisiana District.
Our city sdll continues healthy. During
the -veek ending 14th last., there
were 98 death*, 4 of vhich only were
by cholera. i
. . .
Tho Sjwinish Consul offers to coramunicAtc
prwitjly to Recorder Gcnois official
documents, which he says establishes
most clearly and explicitly that tho
story of the kidnapped Spaniard is unfounded.
The Consul's letter is said to
furnish ground to believe in the truth of
the report, and it is thought that it will
be proved.
Nkw-Oiilkans? July 10-?On. m.
Great excitement amou^ the naturalized
Spanish citizens about the abduction
of the Spaniard. There will bo a rigid
investigation of tlio circumstances. The
Spanish Consul is directly charged as a
party concerned.
Knfnrrtnv. .1 aal?r oe ??_?/ ?>. I
?1 J -WO} * C7 '* ?T
With n view of accommodating our Subscriber*
who live at a distance, the following
gentlemen are authorized niul requested to
act as agents in receiving and forwarding Subscriptions
to tho Kkowek Coorikr, vis:
M.vj. W. 8. Gbisham, at West Union.
Kdward Hvoiiem, Ksq., " Horse Shoo.
E. P. Vernkr, Esq., " Bachelor'a Hetrent. |
oi. r . AitTCHELt/, Esq.. " rickensville.
J. R IIaoood, " Twelve Alile.
T. J. Webb, for Anderson District.
We find in the Spartan of the 19th several
icttcrn published,.which have been directed to
thin person, which abundantly prove his true
character. He allcdgcd, when first arrested
and confined in Spartanburg jail, that he could
not be made responsible for documents, which
might be enclosed to him by unknown incendiaries;
but the character of the letters fully show
that he is their friend, and that they know ami
npprcciatc their man. If he be the innocent
victim he pre lends, why liavo they bo much
enre fur him as constantly to exhort him to
caution, lest '10 should bo dctoctod? Why ad
dress him as "dear John," and enquire particularly
as to liis health and success? In fine, why
do they resort to an enigmatical correspondence?
And how is it, if lie is so free from the
cliarges nlledg^t against him, that he is able to i
decipher these mystic writings? He is certain- '
ly the Abolition Emissary, and seeks to sow |
discord and discontent among our citizcna by
circulating "Brutus" and "A Truo Carolinian."
The Spartan 6ajs there is no doubt that
these publications are printed in Cincinnatti;
and thut the hand-writing of some of tho letters
iu known, and that every means will be used
to procure the real names of the writers.
One of the letters is dated at "Kdgeficld,
June 10,1840," one at Washington, and two at
Philadelphia. Wo cannot believe that any
Carolinian is in correspondence with these incendiaries,
but if there is, then eavs the Snar
- - ~s
tan, "Wc have one name that shall at the proper
time be given to public."
Mr. Barrett has acquired raorc celebrity, wc
havo no doubt, than ho could by any means
anticipate, and when ho has been tried and convicted,
oil tho abolitionists in the Uniou may
say and do what thoy please, but they cannot
save their emissary from condign punishment.
WhpntKi>i,Hw?f HI *"
v? x/iuuiigu whs auacKort
by the Hayticns, headed by &intana, a number
of femalefi, children, and refugees came to the
house of our Consul for protection. Jimencs,
tho President, demanded that the Consul
should give them up, this he refused to do.?
Jinienea with an armed forco attempted to arrest
the Consul, but t?< prevented by the interference
of the British and French Consuls
Some cannon was then directed against Ids
houw>; under this dilemma a consultation was
hnWl hv r'"??* J "
j ?.v..M?vuunuuiunii tne commander*
of the French covettc of war and an English
sloop. The French commander, Mous. Boyer,
said that he could only protect his own Consul
and the inmates of his house; upon this the
English commander, Graudville H.Wood, said
to the American Consul, "Sir, my force is small,
hut command it, a* if it were your own vessel
of war." President Jimvrnw wnnlri
.. wv. V?tujtj
have attacked the house of our Consul, and
much bloodshed would have ensue*!, but for
the report that Commodore Parker wan under
sail for that port. Our Consul ban received
the thanks of all tho General* and principal
citizens for nobly preserving tho lives of so
| many females and children, arid preventing so
much effusion of blood. President Jimencs
I has been declared no longer fit to govern; and
j from this specimen of his tyranicnl disposition
wo think with liin subject*, aiul trUHt that their
efforts to form ft new government will be
crowned with succe??.
The I'oat Office at Dalton, Ga^ broken open
on tho night of the Mth inst., and neveral let
tern containing money "*oru opened and robbed _
Several letters which were placcd in the OMce
during the day were misting. No clue lias as
yet be<>n discovert*! n? ?.? ??- ?
. ? , II1U1VIUUB1 wno
committed the deed, although diligent switch
war being miulo,
This disease has become ik> prcvnUent in New
York, that the city Is Almost deserted, and those
I Rtreots which ate usually at tliU season crowded
with visitors and pleasure seokers, have no
occupant* nave the daily laborer. Cfaechwatt'
and 3t Louis are too greatly scourged with it'
J the interments in th? place amonnting tome
day* to 160.
r-n> w ?TT7<fS?J R*rt <><*>f
>,<?&(*#> ' (' J.; f'at (,,#tJ
Scnatem from Texas ImVo com? out,
advocating in Bpeechcs delivered at Marshall,
in favor of tho Benton platform, J liotli arc attempting
to justify themselves for their refusal
toeignthe Southern Address. Mr. Houston
says no rciuscil to sign it because "it was an nj?|>cnl
to the South?it was sectional, therefore
fanatical. It was not addressed to the people
of the Union, ami that wo must preserve the
Union." Mr. Rusk nays ditto to Jlr. Houston,
ond advocates submission rather than resistance.
These arc indeed beautiful sentiment*, and
such (w only traitors to their country would
publish, What, submit! That word docs not
ljelong to our vocabulary, wc know no such in
tho present contest between the North nnil the
South. Our rights nre attacked?our institutions
arc warred against?the Constitution nnd
its guaranties arc trampled upon, nnd wo are
told that our position jus equals in the government
is to be wrested from tw, and yot Southern
men mlvUn uiil>tnUuin? ?v.s.. ?"
- v W nil IUI9| klumM
tlmnicMsi? Such comfort and aid as these
men, and tlic renegade Denton, nre giving to the
North have produced more of that embittered
<eeling against our institutions titan nny thing
else; and the people of the South should tench
them, that to forsake her cause is but to insure
their speedy downfall and degradation Tim
o *; j~7
people of Texas should take Houston's advice
and send another, no, two other Senators to
Congress, who will regard Southern rights and
interests moro tlu>n ]H>litical preferment.
G"jj. Caas has written a letter defining his
position upon the subjects of the Tariff, Inter,
nal Improvements and the Wilmot Provico.?
This letter, published at tlus juncture, when all
the North, is collecting its fury to burst upon
our institut ions, must cxpicss the true sentiments
of the author. In his Nicholson letter
he was accused of evasion, ho monies out now
anrl *'' 1 '
h.?< vikiviovo ?n? 1/cuiuvmiuv piaiiorni, as establibhcd
in tho Baltimore Resolutions, nntl denies
the Constitutional power of Congress to
regulate tho (subject of slavery in the Territories.
Gen. Cass hns nothing to gain by putting
orth this letter, and all must commend his
fi inkncsfi and firmness in advocating the right,
though ho must know that his course yrill bring
upon himself the bitter denunciations of tho
North, and blast forever bus prospects for office.
What a contrast to the course of the triutor
Benton, and his small-fry abettors.
Wc learn (hat a negro man, named Alek, the
property of Maj. W. S. Grishcm, on last
Wednesday attempted to commit suicide by
cutting his tliroat. This boy had been runaway
for the last two or thrco weeks; and was arrestod
in the State of Georgia, and brought
homo by G. W. Smith. Smith it appear*} had
forgotten to search the boy, and when he was
requested to tie tha boy to a tree until Mq)>
(Irinhani rnlni-noJ - 1?* *
mv iwk n juiihi irom nis
pockct and cut the lino that Tautened one of his
hand??he then attempted to escape but was
overtaken at the fence?immediately lie placed
the knife to his throat, making a gush of about
four inches. Medical aid was immediately
called, and from the last accents, it Is proba.
blc that the boy will recover.
We clip the following description of the
counterfeit money, of which wo gav?- Home account
two weeks since, from the Mobile Tribune:
Couktervkits.?We sftw yesterday
two counterfeit one hundred dollar bills
on the Mobile bnnk. They looked ns
though they were juftt from the hands of
the manufacturers. Tho difference between
them and the genuine bills is as follows.
In the counterfeit the $100 is in
large figures on each corner; in the genuine
tbs $100 is on tho two lower corners
only. The signatures are pretty well
executed, except in the President's name,
which is spelled W. K. Hellett, insted of
nr ** ?* ?
nr. n. iiniictt. They arc printed on
good paper and look very well, but the
only resembluncc on the face to tho genuine
arc the words" Bonk of Mobile."
In the genuine "The" is over the word "
Bunk" ; in the oiher at. tho left of it. In
the genuine also an Indian chief i* on
I left end; in the spurious a steam ship. In
the centre of the genuine on the upper
j edge, thane is a picture of the goddess of
justice; in the lower edjje on eugle. There
arc some other distinctive marks of difference,
hut these will show the reader how
easily to detect the counterfeit. The two
bills we have seen are dated Nov. 27.
1847. They ware sent hither from Montgomery,
and are understood to be from
L ? a? - -
mi Meoum vu Hold on tlio 25tl? inst., for
Captain of Ik-nt No. 1, 2nd Rog't, S. C.
which reaiiTled in the olcctton of Lieut. J^incs
I* Boyd. The following U the Btato of the
Lieut J. L. Boyd, 101
Capt. R. P. Morgan, 72
as majority.
The f-JaveB, Nlcholn*, Georgia nud John, who
were convicted of insubordination in the Chftrlenton
Work Itouae, were executed on the
20th in*t. Wo icftin from the Cbarleaton
Courier that tln rc arc but foi't of> ihosc tluit
i'.rjcaped but havq been re turn. nf 1
.. ;U !- " V>.
' fV?^imL.?mmi.,
The ftisc negroes in, N?"v dsfnrw havo pcti-.
tiomnl tho Governor bf Louisiana to grant them.
r charter to establish a Free Muson Lodge. It
is snitl tliat the Atti>rii?>v Himorul ! >? VS
j |
j opinion that the Governor lias tho right to grant
the charter, and that tho Governor is inclined
to give ear to the prayer of the petition.
We trust that Gov. Johnson will think better
of this matter, and that he mny view it in its
real light. WL K does the negro know about
the time honored institution of Free Masonry I
Nothing. And this is made but u pretext to
cover etna of a deeper dye than they wish to be
publicly transacted aud canvassed. It is a
iiuiuuvuvrc oi nit! AOoiiuoiiLsts to secure private
meetings with the negroes, and tlieii to
eoneoct such schemes as will best ndvancc their
diabolical plan*. The good sense of the people
of Louisiana will never permit such an institution
to exist, should Gov. Johnson grant
the chnrter.
Gov. Town* has been unanimously nominated
by the Dcnocratic Convention of Georgia,
lor re-clootkm to the Gubernatorial chair.
This Convention nt the samo time adopted
resolutions denying tlint Congmn has the right
to interfere in the subjeot of slavery in the territories,
anil say that they arc ready, n;;d prepared
to co operate with their friends in resisting
the enactment and enforcement of the Wllmot
Proviso. They also adopted the Virginia
Resolutions, and made them their own. Georgia
Democracy are right upon the all im]>ortant
subject. One by one the Southern States come
in, and take their stand along with the old Dominion;
and the meeting of the next Congress
will sco the entire South uh ono man, stand in
defence of her rights and institution.
TI>U1 AwliiKnlrl Will: I > 1
v... r.iv.Mvittu II Iiiiaiun, U tt'illlicu lilWJ LT j
unci prominent nctor in tlio Constitutional Cou j
vontlOn, 1ms given his opinion, thit under the |
circumstances, that Gov. Frenchluis the power
to appoint u Senator in place of Gen. Shield-,
and allcdgcs that nn extra session of tho legislature
id useless., Tito people, anxious, no
doubt, to Ixj free froin such an expense, aro
falling in with the opinion of the Hon. A. Williams,
which it will be rccollectcd is opposed
to that of tho Governor.
A German paper tays that suspension of
life produced by prussic ncid Is merely apparent;
and that life is immediately restored by
pouring acetatc of potash and common salt,
j: i 1 i- -i? i? ....
tuoauivuu m wilier, un inc nona ana npiuc.?
Rabbits have been frcqueutly recovered there,
from the effect* of prusuic acid by this application.
I'roin the Spartan.
We call the uttention of the Magistrates
and Post Masters of, and in this State, to
our report of the legal proceedings had in
this case against G. W. I!. Legg, Ksq.,
Post Master at this place.
It was known that Harrett was authorised
to take from the Post Office a letter
directed to John Edward Thomson. This
he positively refused to do, doubtless because
it mignt implicate him in some degree.
The Post Master was not authorised
by law to deliver it to any one, but
the person nddressed, or his agents. It
was believed the letter contained important
testimony or would lead to the obtaining
important testimony on the part
of ?
... dun jduercuiioii, nnu tnc
question was how the letter could legally
be got hold of. The Hon. David Johnson,
Ex-Governor, and for thirty years n Judge
of the Supreme Court of this State, on
Monday last nttended nt this place for
the purpose of aiding our people with his
experience and ndvi<?e, this he did, and it
was strictly followed. The Hon, H. H.
Thomson, Chairman of the Committee of
Vigilance and Safety, made oath that the
Post Master wns n mfiUwoi ? *?
...??vih>i u in icon lor ]
the Stilte in Huh case, and that the said <
Post Master, had in his possession,as such,
a letter directed to John Edward Thom- |
son, which letter tho deponent had reason
to believe, and did believe would fum-1
ish material evidence in the State v*. J.
Ms Barrett.
Upon this affidavit John Linder, Esq.,
Issued his warrant against Mi. I^egg requiring
him to nppear before him to enter
into a L!
Q..U.MIW iui in appenmncc nt I
Court, and also to produce the letter ad-1
dressed, John Edward Thomson.
Mr. Legg was arrested and brought
Ijcfore the .Magistrate. He stud in his
defence that he wrts a sworn Officer of
the Government and had. given his Bond
ami security for the faithful discharge of
i?L J..<? 1
i iiik) uiivjf i muv nu wjsh not authorised to
deliver the lotter to any one but the party
or his agents; that before the next
Court of Sesmons lie was bbund to forward
the letter to tho department in
Washington; that he was a? willing as
any one to discharge his duty to the Sta;e
u? u gooa tiiwn. Jmt with due defterenco
to the distinguished authority undev
which the ATagistrate wit* acting, he felt
himself compelled to decline delivering
up the letter, or to oi\ter into recognisance
eJtcept for his pcirfonni appearance. This
defence, though strictly correct, was not |
deemed batiJaetory by the J/agistrate
m i uj? i-iuL^- i J _.r
who thought tlwt the Post Office was
not intoned to enuJjJe criminals to per
tcut ineir scnemes ol crime with impunity,
and that upon a reasonable showing-,
if the Pos? Ofilce contiiincd the evidence
of some crime perpetrated, or about to be
perpetrated, the Post ./Vaster, like any
private individual was bound upon the requisition
of the State authorities to produce
the evidence.
Mr. Legg wus therefore committed to
Jail until no shall have given Howl and
security for his oirn unpen ranee at Court,
and the production of the John Kdwarcl
Thomson letter. 13 y theadvico of Counsel,
and in order to relieve himself from
his painful and disagreeable position, Jfcfr.
Legg finally complied with the order of
tlm %f;1 frlw^rn#A n **! ? *^? ' * * 4
...v ^..^wviHiv, iiiiu us nun uiiuur oonu 10
appearand produce the letter. Mr. Legg's
conduct in this whole affair, was wholly
irreproachable and becoming his general
character. It was firm, temperate, and
respectful, shewing u conscientious determination
to do his duty, according to the
l>est of his knowledge and ability both to?
the State and the General Government,
Thus has been made the first feasible
issue at law with tlxe General Government.
The State must succeed whilst
sho retains her sovereignty, and that before
she will give up thai, she will give up
all, that trammels or interferes with it.
We commend the precedent to the jVajristracy
of S. C., and hope none of them
will refuse to act upon it when called upon.
They could hardly have a higher or
more reliable uuthoritv than the veneni
blc Judge Johnson. <SVlf defcncc is the
lirst law of nature, and that law is a part
of the codo of each sovereign <State in tho
Union. No law or regulation of tho General
Oovornment can deprive us of this
inalienable right, nor will wc suffer ourselves
to bo cheated, tricked or bullied
out of it by any human power or form of
From the Charleston Courier.
Bai.timouk, July 18, 1840.
The United States war steam ship
Princeton has arrived at Boston. Sim
left Naples on the 5th June, and spoke to
the U. 8. frigate Constitution going in,
who reported all well board.
The Princeton reached Leghorn on the
5th, and sailed again on tho 12th.
The Austrians maintained quiet possession
of Florence and Leghorn. Marshall
Radetsky was at the latter placc,
and was officially visited by the Commander
and officers of the Princeton, who
received and entertained them with much
cordiality and courtesy. There was much
enthusiasm exhibited at Leghorn when
jVarshal Radetsky arrived there.
Capt Englc had been in Italy from tho
wvuiuaviiwiiiviit uj vuu iaie irouoies.-"*Himself
and several of his officers were
in Hiomc eleven days after hostilities had
commencod with Franco.
The Austrian troops at Florence were
under the command of Col. Daspre. The
Florentines were muking court to their
The interments of cholora at Cincin nati
on the 16th inst. were 87, and 60 on
tho 17th. At St. Louis, on Saturday
and Sunday iani, there were 140 interments
of cholera patients.
vinv ivn - ? -?
-- .??vuv*vijukt(un at pittsburg.
A dispatch from Pittsburg states that
a fire was raging in Alleghany c;ty, and
thirty houses destroyed, among them Dr.
Fitch's Church. The firemen of that
place refused to play on the fire, as the
City Council had declined making appropriations
for their apparatus. The military
were ordered out to disperse the mob
and protect the Pittsburg firemen, who
wore engaged in suppressing the flumes.
Extraordinary Robrrry.?-An Engiiaimiau
arrived ul Home inia year, who
could scarcely speak a word of Italian.
Ho heard, of course, not a little about assassins.
robbers, and such 1'tUo ?n#l *mi?
dently resolved never to go alone, ami
never to be out after dunk. Both these
resolutions were fated to fail. He dined
with a friend near Rome, and was obliged
to walk home alone the same night. This
looked terrific before dinneV; nut a few
glasses of Marsaln, and a few more of
champagne, braced up his courage, and
away no started, about ten o'clock. Aa
he walked briskly ajong in the darkness,
he came um butt again it a innn. Hq w#k
| startled, and the talcs he brul
currod to Inn recollection; but the man
5twed on, and in a short time our hero
t for his watch, and found it waa gone.
Then the gopd wine came into pl&y : ho
rushed back, seii&d the rngcal, and vehemently
demanded "Montrc 1 montve P*
robber trembled, and reluctantly yielded
up the vfatoh* On reaching home, he
recounted, with no li'-Ue exultation, his
heroic exploit, and vowed that if the.
rest of tho world wOuhl behave as he
had ?ione, robbery would ieasc In Rome
in a fortnights tf'Whch ho had finished
l.lu V1
itswjv an id, M/tfI thi? is
very strange, for after you went out, I
Wi>v your watch hanging lo youf room,
and there it is no v." Sure enough, there
it was. 80 H appeared, jpast all dispute,
that instead of btin^ftttfted, he hfccj'himself
committed a robbc ryoirs of
Sir ThonrtH Forwtll J}vktQiit

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