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Far the Alexandria Gniette. THE TOMBSTONE. Frail marker ot some frailer dost, Beneath thy shade resigned— 0 Thou tallest where does coldly rest Some loved, departed friend » Thou markest where the warrior sleeps, Who wields the sword no more ; Who ploughs no more the wat’ry deeps. Nor guards his native shore! To thee •• departed friend*” are brought, That thou mavst guard them there; On thee their names are finely wrought— Those names to Memory dear 1 To thee the highest fame must yield, And how sjbmisston too: By thee all human fate is sealed. And crown’d the last sad due!_®* HORRORS OF A RETREAT. SFhe retreat of the British army, er Lord Wellington, from Coim bra, took place early in the Peninsu lar war. Threatened by Massena with an overwhelming force, his lordship was compelled to evacuate the greater part ot Portugal, and to * take up the formidable position of the Turret Vcdras, which saved hit army.] The evacuation of Coimbra, (the Bath, if I may so call it, of Portu gal,) is present to me now, as tho It had occurred but yesterday—1 see the immense population—men, wo men, and children, of all ranks, and of all ages,—pouring out, at an hoar’s notice, through the Lisbon gate of the city ; and rushing upon a jour ney wbieh not one in five ot them could hope to accomplish. It was little to have abandoned home and properly ; to have set forth on foot— (for the army had seized all convey ance)—on foot, and unprovided, in a long aud rapid march through a dis tracted, ravaged, lawless, tract of country ; if to have suffered this was much, the trial was still to come. 1 §aw these multitudes, spent with tra vel and with hunger, reach towns, in which every hovel—every shed— was tilled with troops. 1 saw fami lies upon families, yet new upon th »r pilgrimage—not yet so tamed and beaten dow n by suffering as wil lingly to carry their daughters into th.' guard rooms of an infuriated sol di,Vy_I saw them lying, (for even the churches were filled with our aick and wounded.) lying unshelter ed all night in the fields and open squares, waiting, with feverish rest lrssness, the appearance of morning, ft9 though new light (repose apart) would be to them an accession of new strength. _ _ . The vast column rolled forward on the high road to the capital, col lecting the population ot the country over which it passed. Behind were left the weak, the aged, and the dy ing ; and soma few wrethes of pro fession, who, tempted by tho hope of gain, took their chance (and lost it) of mercy from the enemy. But tho’ 4Yery step over which the mass ad vanced gave addition to its numbers, there were drains at work and fear ful ones to counteract the reinforce ment. ColddeWB at midnight, burn ing suns bv day, scanty provisions and fatigoe unwonted—these minis ters did their work., and especially among the females. Towards the close of the second day’s march, the women began to fail rapidly. At first, when a girl grew faint, and un able to proceed, her sister would stay by her. This feeling, however, was not fated to last long, soon the sister dashed desperately forward : to sink herself, and meet her own fate some leagues farther on. 1 saw one company halted between Leira and Prnnbal, Which must have consisted of 800 or 1000 individuals. These people came from the neigh borhoods of Coimbra and Con&*ixa ; some of them from as far up as Mon goalde and Vizen. There were girls of 14 or 15 clad in their gayest apparel—their only means of carry ing, or (as they said) of “ saving*’ it. There were old men and grand dames ; peasants, male and female • friars, artisans, servants, and re/t giust%. After travelling, most of them, more than fifty miles on foot, and passing two or three nights in the open air, they were lying upon the banks of a river, waiting for the •unrise, as I rode past them. I ne ver ran forget this scene ;• and yet I feel that it is impossible for me to describe it. The stream (1 believe it was a branch of the Montego) was dark and swollen, from the effect of recent rains; and it rushed along be tween the willows, which grew on either bank, as though sharing in the hasty spirit which animated eve* ry object about it. On the road which lay to the right of the river, troops and fugitives were already in motion. It was just dawn when I came op- A light breeze was hadf clearing off the fog from the surface ef (ht witer, I saw the living figures imperfectly as I approached—all w hite and shrouded, like spectres, in the mist. The light dresses of the eirls were saturated with wet. Their flowers and feathers were soiled drooping—broken. Their hair— (the Spanish women are remarkable for the beauty of that/catort) —their dark long hair—hung neglected and dishevelled. Their feet, which car dinals might have kissed! were, in many instances, naked—wounded— bleeding. And w’nrse than all, their spirit and strength was gone. Of those whom I saw lying on the banks of that water, a fearful proportion lay there to rise no more. And yet many bad gold and jewels; but gold could not help them. And their love liness remained ; and'they looked in eloquent, though in mute despair, up on'British officers who passed by— and yet those men, who would have fought knee-deep for the worst ot them, they could not help them. J overtook, after this, a beautiful girl | of fifteen travelling alone, out ot toe | high road, from apprehension of in* ; suit. Thi9 girl had been separated | from her friends in the general con fusion. She had money and dia monds to a considerable amount a bout her; and accomplished half her journey, but felt unable to proceed farther. She begged on her knees for a horse—for any conveyance ; to be allowed to travel near me, with j my servants—any where, any how, to he protected, and to get on. I had not the means of aiding that girl. 1 could not help her. Every Englishman had already done his utmost. I had then three women under my protection. I see the figure, the countenance, the tears of that girl, at this moment. I thought at one time that I must have staid and been made prisoner along with her. 1 could not leave her; no man could have left her to her fate, for tunately, an officer came lip, who was les9 encumbered than myself; and she was provided for. And in such way (and in ways a tiiousand times more dreadful) great numbers of women got on to the capital. They escaped for a time the lot of their friends and relatives; but, eventual ly, what w'asto be their fate ! What was their fate ? What if I saw these women afterwards ; women born to affluence; reared in the very lap of luxury and softness; what it 1 saw many of them begging in the public street of Lisbon ? I did see them in that state ; but it is a subject that 1 must not dwell upon. Blackwood's Magazine. District of Columbia, County of Alexandria, to wit: November Terra, 1823—21st Day. IN CHANCERY, Benjamin Walers, executor of Spencer Gray, deceased—Complainat. AGAINST Eleanor Goddard, John Campbell, Willi am Campbell, William Goddard and Matilda Delahaye—Defendants. ri lHE defendant William GoddartL not .JL having entered his appearance and given security according to the statute and rule of the court; and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court upon affidavit filed, that the said deleodaot, William Goddard, is not ao inhabitant of the Dis trict of Columbia; on motion ot tbe com* plainant, by his attorney, it is ordered by the court, that tbe said William Goddard appear here on or before the first day of next May terra ot this court, and eoterhis appearance to this suit, and answer tbe bill of tbe complaioanl; and that a copy of this ordw be published in one of the newspapers printed iu tbe town of Alexandria lor 2 months successively, and that another copy be posted at tbe front dour of the court bouse ol >aid coun ty. Teste, teb 3 EDM. I. LEE, C C. Charles Couutv Court, August Term, 1883. ON application to the judges ot Charles county court, by petition in writing of John F Ferrell, of Charles county, for the benefit of the act ol assembly for the relief ol insolvent debtors, passed at November session, 1805, and the several supplements thereto, on the terms men tioned therein, a schedule of bis property andralistof bis creditors, on oath, so tar as be can ascertain them,being annexed to bis petition; & the court being satisfied by competent testimony that the said John F# Ferrell has resided two years imme dialely preceding the time ot bis appli cation in the state of Maryland; and being also satisfied, that the said John F. Ferrell is in actual confinement tor debt, and lor no other cause; and that the said John F. Ferrell having entered into bond with suffi cient security, for his personal appearance in Charles county court, to answer such allegations as his creditors may make a gainst him : It is therefore ordered and ad judged, that the said John F. Ferrell be discharged from imprisonment, and that by causing a copy ol this order to be in serted in one of the newspapers edited in the District of Columbia, once a week for two months successively before the third Monday in March next; giving notice to his creditors to appear before the said court at Port Tobacco, in the said county, nn the said third Monday in March next, for the purpose of recommending a trustee for their benefit, and shew cause, if any they have, why the said John F. Ferrell should not have the benefit of the several insolvent laws of this state as prayed. Test, JOHN UARNES, Clerk, des 16 ' 2m Br. JF. Judkins ’Patent Specific OINTMENT, For sale, by appointment, by EDIT. STABLER# SOX, and RICH ARD II. LITLE, Druggists, ALEXANDRIA, THE above ointment is offered to the public as a safe and cer tlin remedy for those obstinate dis* cafes, some of which have so long baffled the skill of medical science. 1st. White swellings of every des cription. 2d. Sore legs and ulcers of long standing. ... 3d. Schirrus or liianomar tumors, particularly those hardened tumor9 in women’s breastR, which oftentimes terminate in ulcerated cancers. 4th. Felons, or what some people know by the name of Catarrhs, ol every description. 5th. Rheumatic pains of the joints. 6th, Sprains and bruises of every description, or in whatever part situ ate. , .. 7th. Tetters of all kinds. In tins complaint the patient, in applying the ointment, must keep the part out of wrate r. 8th. Chilblains or parts effected by frost. It is also one of the best remedies for burns and scalds. It eases the pain and draws the lire out in a short time. For inflamed women’s breasts and glandular swellings it is superior to any medicine yet known to the medi cal faculty. It is much safer than mer curial applications, (as it does not contain tho smallest atom of any pre. paration of that mineral) because it does rwt lay the patient liable to in jury from exposure to cold. This ointm’cht has cured sore9 of many years standing—where it is impossible or imprudent to heal the external sore, in consequence of the bones becoming carious or rotten ; it will stop the progress of the ca ries, increase tlie quantity of the discharge, remove the offensive smell and ease the pains. It cures the worst Felons & W bit low, on an application of 48 hours. Rheumatisms which have stood so long as to become » systematic dis order, require medicine to he take1** inwardly to remove them entirely— but in most common cases by apply ing this ointment externally, as di rected, it will give relief. And even in old people Whose pains have been of longer standing, it will often ease the pain. CERTIFICATES. Dr. W. Judkins’ specific ointment has had the most happy effect in my family. A daughter of mine had her big toe badly bruised: it inflamed much at times and was very painful, A thus continued for about 13 months. It occasioned much uneasiness in the family; and we were apprehensive that the toe-nail must be cut off. I applied the above ointment according to the direction, and in about 3 weeks it made a perfect’cure. ALEX’R WARFIELD. Sam's Creek, Frederick county, Dec. 6,1822. Sir—About 18 months ago, a black woman belonging to a sister of mine, had a very sore leg; for Some months every attention was paid to it that we could procure, but without effect. It at last became so desperate that we all concluded that her leg must be cut off. As a last resort we got a jug of Judkins’ointment; for two or three days after applying it site complain, ed of much pain; after that it dis chaigcd freely, became easy, and to our surprise, in the use of that jug her leg was perfectly cured. It WIT ST Merryland YVtf<’f,21j< Jan. 1823. Sir—for the benefit of the afflicted I beg leave to inform you, that a ne gro woman of mine after child-bed, was severely afflicted with a sore breast. 1 applied Dr. W. Judkins' specific ointment a few times, and it completely cured her. In my prac tice* other cases of W'omcn with sore breasts I have known cured by the same ointment. JOHN GKO HI'. Taney Town, Aug. 6, 1820. Frost Bite—Abotib four winters a go I was severely frost-bitten in my feet, and became quite lame—every succeeding winter brought forth the severity of the disease. I heard of Dr. Judkins' ointment last winter, and bad it applied—it acted like a charm, completely curing mein a short time. £. H. SHELMERDINE. Baltimore county,Oct. 2U, 1821, York, Sept. 28,1821. Sib—Having been fora number of years afflicted with Rheumatic afflic tion to that degree that oftentimes I was unable to walk—trying a varie ty of cures without effect, I heard of Judkins* ointment, obtained it, and by using one spot, agreeably to the A / diiectians, was entirely eured, and have not since (inure than a year now) been in any way afflicted with if. JACOB LETHEft. Some time last winter one of my negro men was suffering by a felon on one of his fingers, and had been greatly tormented by it for ten days or more, so much that I believe he *was totally deprived of his usual rest during that period, when by the ad vice of one of my neighbors, I ap plied a plaster of Dr. Win. Judkins* specific ointment to the finger and hand, both of which were greatly inflamed and swelled, and in a teW hours he was so relieved from pain that he slept, the inflamation subsi ded, and he was soon quite well. WM. CAMPBELL.. Frederick county % July 5, 1&20. 1 called to see Mrs. Olissnn, in company with Mr. Shepherd, and she informed us that she had ail ob stinate tetter of longstanding all o ver her head and ears, so that she was obliged to cut oft all her hair.— She applied his specific ointment, and less than one box made a perfect cure -«»and the remainder of the box was applied to a burn, cuts, corns, and a frost bite in my family, with the same beneficial effects. DENNIS HOWARD. June 19, 1820. Mr. N. Shepherd—About twen ty years ago I was attacked with a fit of flickues9, which terminated by settling in one of my legs. After a few years it became a most painful ulcer. With considerable expense 1 tried various means of healing it, but all t«i no good effect, until I made use of Dr.‘William Judkins' patent spe cific ointment, and 1 have the plea | sure to inform you that in making use of less than two boxes of the oint ment I effected a complete cure. Two of my daghters have also been cured of obstinate tetter-worms in a very short time, by using tbe a bovementioned ointment. 1 have also found it preferable to any any thing else with which 1 am acquainted for the cure of burns. 1 am, &<’. GEO. I*. BUCKLEY. Frederick county, June 19, 1822. In my harvest-field in July last, a circumstance proving the great vir tues of Dr. W. Judkins' patent spe cific ointment was so plainly given, that 1 lecl it a duty to lay it before tbe public from a pure motive, viz : to tU good. Mr. Grim, living on n»y place, was assisting mein harvest, when he received a very severe wound under the back of Lis arm, near the shoulder, as he was setting near a bundle of wheat, from a scyth by one of the cradlers, whose back was towards him in cutting a swath. The above ointment was applied and no thing else, and in one week Mr. Grim was enabled to go to work again —tbe blood was stopped by a person present before tbe ointment was ap plied. JOHN WALKER. Frederick County, Oct. 3d, 1820. Certificate of Maj Win. Hall, Anne Arundtl County, 3oth of March, 1832. Ma. Shepherd—In the fall of last year 1 was taken with a violent pain in the joint of my fore finger next tiie band, which soon exteuded itself all around inside my band, with much inflamation: the degree of pain I suffered day and night for nearly a fortnight, was such, that 1 had but little rest and less sleep du ring that time—I tried many things, but found no relief until I applied Dr. Judkins’ specific ointment, when in about 20 minutes the pain entirely left me, and w as once more blessed with refreshing sleep: from that pe riod I had no more pain, and the use of my hand was restored, having be fore been so contracted that 1 could not cat my victuals; likewise, a ne gro man of mine nearly cut off one of his fingers with an axe, this oint ment was applied and nothing else ; and in a few days the wound vva9 healed. A negro woman also of mine gave herself a very deep cut on the leg with an axe, this oint ment was also alone applied, and made a perfect cure in about two weeks. Injustice to this valuable ointment I give t&stiinuuy to the pub lic. It realty deserves it. WM, HALL, Jun, For burns and scalds it exceeds a ny thing perhaps that has ever yet been tried. Darlington, Harford Co. March 6, 1823. Mr. Shepherd—Sir, By request, I inform you concern ing Samuel Temple’s son, who was so badly burnt, (a child about 18 months old.) In the winter of I8£(i the child fell into the fire, his sister, about.s years, began to cry; the mo ther, then in the cellar, ran up apd found ber little boy lying on liisback with his head in the fire. She pick ed up her child immediately, and ran to my house, being next neighbor.— Such a sight I nevtr before saw; nil the hair nearly burnt off his bead, both hands burnt, one of them nearly to the elbow, so that we thought the fingers on that hand must drop off— indeed, all who saw (he little suffer er expected he must die. The head was so dreadfully burned that it is hard to describe it—it was burnt to the scull bone. I applied a plaster of I>r. Wm. Judkins's patent speci - fic ointment immediately. In taking off the first plaster, the hair with the burnt flesh, together with some iff the coals that were sticking to the flesh, ail came with the plaster.— Mrs. Bateman dressed the child'* head next day. Wc continued the application, the wound during the time discharging freely offensive matter. According to direction no water was used, but il was carefully wiped to keep it clean. It soon began to mend, and in a few days got quite well. Supposing it had draw n enough, about the filth or sixth day the last plaster was lelt on for some days without changing it. The flesh has grown to the bone, and the hair over the head the same as if it had never been burnt, except one small spot. I have applied Judkins's ointment for burns and scalds, in many other cases, and never knew it to fail. WM. M'JILTON. 10 hlids. prune Jr. U. Sugar, 4 do. old, Mh proof Hum. Just received, for sale by jan 10 C. k 1. P. THOMPSON, New Orleans Sugar. I^EN bbds new crop Orleans sugar, re* . presented of good quality, landing frotn sloop Fanny, and for sale by jan lo SAM*L MESSERSM1TH William D. Nutt Q to. HAVEjust received an additianai as sortment of beautiful Figured Sf Plain Silks, . Silk gimp, buttons 4* cords Flushes ot various colors Ostrich feathers An assortment of fancy bdkfs. 1 piece superior white velvet, (for painting) Blue and mixed cassinet* Fine worsted 4* Angola hosiery Kattinetts, flushings and a variety of other articles too tedious to mention, all of which will be sold at the most reduced prices.dec 11 Charles Ctfunty Court, August Term, 1823. ON application to the judges ot Charles county court, by petition in writing of Thos. M. Garner, of Charles county, for the benefit of the Act ol Assembly lor the relief of insolvent debtors, passed at November session, 1805, and the several supplements thereto, on the tetms men tioned therein, a schedule of bis property and a list of his creditors, on oath, so let as he can ascertain them, being annexed to bis petition; & the court beiug satisfied by competent testimony, that the said Thus. M. Garner has resided two years imme diately preceding the time of his appli cation in the state of Maryland; and being also satisfied that the said Tbos.M- Garner ia in actual confinement for debt, and tor no other cause; and the said Thomas M. Garner having entered into bond with suffi cient security for his personal appearauce in Charles county court, to answer such allegations as his creditors may make a* gainst him: It is therefore ordered and ad judged, that the said Thos. M. Garner be discharged Irora imprisonment; and that by causing a copy ol this order to be in* serted ia one of the newspapers edited in the District of Columbia, once a week for two months successively before the tbiid Monday in March uext, giving 1.0(11* to bis creditors to appear before the said court at Port Tobacco, in the laid county, on the said third Monday In March next, tor the purpose of recommending a trustee for their benefit, and shew cauae, if any they have, why the said Thoa. M. Garner should not have the beoefit of the several insolvent laws of this state, as prayed Test, JOHN BARNES, Cleik. nov 29law2m Charles County Court, Augutl Term, 1823. ON application to tbe Judges of Cbarlee county court, by petition in writing of Fielder Berry, of Charles county, for the benefit of tbe act of Assembly for tbe reliel of insolvent debtors, passed at No vember session, 1806, and tbe several supplements thereto, oh tbe terms men tioned therein, a schedule of bis property and a list of bis creditors, on oath, so far as be can ascertain them, being annexed to bis petition; and being satisfied by com* petenl testimony, that tbe said Fielder Berry bas resided two year* immediately preceding tbe time of bis application in tbe state ot Maryland, aud being also sa tisfied that tbe said Fielder Berry la in ac tual conbuement, for debt, and lor no oth er cause; and tbe said Fielder Berry hav ing entered into bond with sufficient se curity for bis personal appearance in Charles county court, to answer such alle gations as bis creditors may make against bim: It is therefore ordered aud adjudged, that tbe said Fielder Berry be discharged from imprisonment, and that by causing a copy of Ibis order to be inserted iu one of tbe newspapers edited in tbe District of Columbia, once a week for two months successively, before tbe third Mooday iu March next, be give notice to bis credi tors to appear before the said coart at Port Tobacco, in tbe said county, oo tbe said third Monday in Match next, for the purpose of recommending a trustee for their benefit, and to shew cause, if any they have, why tbe said Fielder Beriy should not b‘ave tbe benefit of tbe several insolvent laws of this state as prayed. Test. JOHN BAKNFS, cl’k. dec. II £u»