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Daily paper - - - - $8 per annum.
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try is printed on Tuesday, Thursday, and
All advertisements appear in both papers, and
are inserted at the usual rates.
Mr. Snowden—The following verses, compos
ed by a young man on his departure from the
beloved land of his forefathers, having fallen in -
to my hands, I wish to avail myself of my good
fortune by preserving them, through the medi
um of your valuable and interesting paper, as a
lasting and affectionate monument of true, ge
nuineVish talent, bursting asunder the shackles
of tyranny, persecution, and oppression, and
sighing forth from a heart no longer bleeding
under the galling chains of British slavery the
last sad farewell to his dear, devoted country.
A compliance with this wish will infinitely oblige
Your friend.
The last breeze from Erin
Has pass’d o’er my brow;
The gale of the ocean
Is over me now.
1 leave thee, my country!
Farewell! though thou art
The life-pulse that stirs me,
The veins of my heart.
Erin mavourneen, farewell!
I gaze where the bright scene
* 'Falls back to the west,
And tinges the blue clouds
That hang o’er thy breast.
The bark bears me from thee.
To sail o’er the deep,
While on thy green bosom
I gaze,—and 1 weep.
Erin mavourneen, farewell.
I weep, for the spring-time
Of beauty is o’er;
And feel, while my dimm’d eye
Is on thy lov’d shore,
Like the mourner, when fixing
His gaze on the dead,
He bends o’er the cold earth
Whose spirit is fled.
Erin mavourneen, farewell!
The tear-drooping willow
Hangs over thy lyre,
The chill blast hath broken
Each soul-stirring wire:
Through the gloom of thy darkness
No day-beam appears,
And thy sweet type, Ierne,
Is gemm’d by thy tears.
Erin mavourneen, farewell!
Farewell! for no longer
I gaze on thy shore;
The mists are between us.
1 view thee no more!
Perhaps to my country
I breathe the last strain:
Perhaps I may never
Behold thee again.
Erin mavourneen, farewell!
Though in darkness, Ierne.
Thy sun may have set.
Thy emerald bosom
I ne’er can forget:
And while o’er the deep ocean
The breeze bears my bark,
My heart, like its billow,
Heaves deeply and dark.
Erin mavourneen, farewell!
Alexandria, March 18, 1834.
From the Washington Correspondent of the
Richmond Compiler.
Washington, Feb. 26, 1S34.
My dear Sir:—I promised, when we parted,
to keep you informed of such occurrences as
mi"ht furnish food for an amusing letter. Little
the'n did did we anticipate the melancholy event
which soon followed, and which will give to
this letter so opposite a character—an event
which must fill every American with regret, and
every good man with sorrow, which hath so al
tered the face of nature to the excellent and es
timable family through whom our acquaintance
commenced, and left a host of personal friends,
and a whole community to mourn the loss of
one whose friendship was honorable as it was
delightful, and of whom any community or na
tion might well be proud.
When you left Washington, Mr. Wirt’s health
was so much on the mend, that the apprehen
sions long entertained had given place to the
confident hope that many years of continued
usefulness were reserved to him, and of conti
nued happiness to his family, of whose home
and happiness he was the life. It was a cruel
hope, which illumined the heart for a moment,
that the coming gloom might be the more ap
On the evening of Saturday, the 8th inst., he
was in playful spirits, and sanguine of the suc
cess of an argument which he was to make in
Court on Monday. He felt better satisfied with
his preparation, he said, than with any he had
made for years before. On Sunday, he walked
• to the Capitol to Church: it was a damp, chilly
day, and the Representative^ Hall was crowd
ed and warm. To go immediately from it into
the cold, damp air, and walk slowly, as he did,
a mile to his lodgings, might have been deemed
imprudent, in one whose health was less preca
rious than his then seemed.
That nio’ht he complained of a slight indispo
sition, and in the family worship of the evening
prayed with an unusual fervor and seemingly a
foreboding spirit, which he communicated not
save to his God. But even this w as sufficient to
excite vague apprehensions in a family always
ready to note and to dwell upon whatsoever
might seem to bode danger or safety to a friend
so dear.
On Monday he was confined to his room: no
serious apprehensions were entertained, but a
Physician was called in—it w as only a cold.
On Tuesday he w as worse, but we feared not
the result. He complained of stiffness of the
muscles of the throat and swelling of the glands
_milk poultices were applied to his face, but
they gave not relief. On Wednesday he was
much worse, so much as to excite alarm: on the
evening of this day it was first discovered that
the disease was Erysipelas—a “ new enemy”
of which Mr. Wirt then expressed his fears.
“ It was not the foe with which he had been so
long accustomed to contend.”
His constitution was too wreak, as the Physi
cians apprehended, to stand the vigorous treat
ment which would have been most efficient in
destroying the disease. By Friday the alarm
had become very serious—the door was crowd
ed by anxious enquiring friends, and those who
met in the street asked from each other the lat
est intelligence. The affliction of the family
was extreme, but there was still hope. On Sa
turday his daughter and son-in-law arrived
from Baltimore, and were shocked to find the
case so much worse than their worst fears.
Scarcely a glimmer of hope was left to us,
but this feeble ray was most anxiously watched
and cherished. When once shadowed by so
deep a gloom, the least of the twinkling stars in
the firmament is more precious to our sight,
than is the sun itself in the noon tide of an un
clouded day.
Death, from the first day of his illness, had
continued to approach with a steady pace and
in a form more than usually hideous. The fine
, countenance so bright with intellect, so beam
ing with benevolence, was sadly altered by
the disease partly, and partly by remedies so
fruitlessly applied. The eyes had lost their
speculation—the eloquent voice was hushed—
the Divinity had departed from the temple, and
its walls were defaced,but life still lingered, loath
to abandon a habitation which had so long giv
en to a thing in itself so little desirable and so
worthless, beauty, purity and worth.
The attending Physicians were Doctors Hunt
and Hall: none could have been more anxious
ly attentive; the latter staid by him every night
of the last four or five.
About noon on Monday, consciousness re
turned; and he had power to speak a few words.
Nature had made a last effort to permit him to
take leave of his family and friends, to give
them assurance that he died in Christian hope,
and to join with them in prayer to his God.
l ne tiev. lvir. rosr umuiaicu. ah ou iuuv>.,
I the prayer as related to his family and his own
acceptance with heaven, he seemed heartily to
join—but when a petition was offered that he
might be restored to health, he audibly dissen
ted “ no, no!” He had done and suffered enough
in this contentious world, and was entitled to
the release, and the transfer to a higher exist
ence, which the just and good are authorized
; to expect
It was now become manifest even to the most
sanguine, that recovery was beyond the most
remote probability. He was too shining a mark
for death longer to miss—All that was left to
us was to smooth his passage to the tomb—to
moisten his dry parched lips and tongue, and
perform such little offices of affection as might
sooth his Iasi sufferings.
During the last eighteen hours, he was tran
quil as a child. Breathing and warmth were
the only evidences of life—no motion, no pain,
no consciousness—there lay the wreck of Wil
liam Wirt.
Three friends besides the Clergyman, atten
ded his bed side during the night—his family
too, worn as they were by nearly a week’s con
stant watching, could not be induced to take re
pose. Anguish and affection gave them strength
to bear what would have exhausted the strong
est men. It was a night long to b^ remembered
—a night of silent, despairing sorrow, which
conveys to the heart a language never to be
forgot—a language which it is not for a pen
like mine to transcribe.
Tuesday morning breaks upon the scene still
unaltered, save that life flickered more faintly
and all pulse was gone. About 11 o’clock the
breathings become gradually more distant and
more feeble—are suspended or imperceptible—
another breath—Is lie gone? So calm, so im
perceptibly did he make his exit, that the pre
cise moment of his departure could scarcely be
marked—without a sigh or a struggle his bright
spirit has departed from amongst us, from a
state of existence which he adorned and honor
ed here, to an existence higher, mightier and
more glorious.
Upon a highly excited mind, a slight incident
will sometimes make a deep and lasting impres
sion. As ihe last flickerings of life were failing
— while his whole family, and the friends who
had watched with them, were grouped around
his bed, and in silent, deep attention to the aw
ful scene, all held their breath, and their hearts
and pulse stood still, a few soft, low notes from
a pet Diru, wnicn nau oeiore oeen so sneni mai
its presence in the room was unremarked, fell
with startling sweetness on the ear. Only once
before during his illness, had it been known to
sing. On the preceeding day, at the conclusion
of the last act ol devotion in which he ever
joined, these same soft notes had mingled with
the solemn ‘ Amen.’
Within an hour, the decease of their distin
guished brother was announced in the Supreme
Court. The feelings of the Court, said the ve
nerable Chief Justice, would not permit them
to proceed with business, and it immediately ad
journed. The proceedings of the meeting ol
the Bar which followed—the twice honored re
solutions which were adopted, prefaced by the
feeling and eloquent address, from one who, in
the pride of intellect, can seldom he excited to
give utterance to feeling—the adjournment of
the two houses of Congress,to give their members
an opportunity to escort his remains to their
temporary resting place in the Congress vault
—a proceeding heretofore unexampled—for
which indeed there has rarely, perhaps never
before occurred such an occasion; for who,
among the good and great of the dead or the
living, can compare in all things with Mr. Wirt?
—the proceedings of the Supreme Court, on the
day after the funeral, with the observations of
the Chief Justice, who had such opportunity,
with such capacity, to know and appreciate his
worth—“ we too, gentlemen, have sustained a
loss which it will be difficult, if not impossible,
to repair—we too, have lost the estimable friend
and powerful advocate”—all this you have seen
noticed in the public papers; you have seen too
the generous gush of deep, warm feeling, to
j which the Ex-President gave vent on the occa
; sion, in the House of Representatives—“ Mr.
1 Wirt was never a member of this House, but if
j his form in marble.or his portrait on canvass, were
placed within the walls, a proper inscription
would be that on the statue of Moliere in the
French Academy—‘ Nothing was wanting to his
glory, he was wanting to ours’.—If a mind stor
ed with all the learning appropriate to the pro
fession of the law, and decorated with all the
elegance of classical literature; if a spirit im
bued with all the sensibilities of a lofty patrio
j tism, and chastened by the meditations of a pro
j found philosophy—if a brilliant imagination,
a discerning intellect, a sound judgment, and in,
defatigable capacity and vigorous energy of ap
plication, vivified with an ease and rapidity of
i elocution, copious without redundance, and se
lect without affectation—if all these united with
a sportive vein of humor, and an inoffensive
tern per, and an angelic purity of heart—if all
these in their combination are qualities suitable
for an Attorney General of the United States—
in him they were all eminently combined”—
' “As the penetrating delineator of manners
and character in the British Spy: as the biograph
er of Patrick Henry, dedicated to the young
men of your native commonwealth as the
friend and delight of the social circle as the
husband and father in the bosom of a happy,
but now most afflicted family—in all these char
acters, I have known, admired, and loved him
and now witnessing from the very windows of
this hall, the last act of piety and affection over
his remains, I have felt as if this house could
scarcely fulful its high and honorable duties to
the country which he has served, without some
slight, be it but transient, notice of his decease.”
Such is the estimation of Mr. Wirt by John
Quincy Adams, than whom none are less likely
to be misled by favor or partiality; and who, as
sociated as he had been with him for twelve
years in the administrative brancli of the go
vernment, and having since had leisure to re
view impressions and correct opinions, if erro
neous, possessed of all men the best means of
forming a right estimate of his character.
Such language as I have quoted, so just, so
true and so eloquent, could only be the effusion
of a heart brimming over with the warmest,
kindest, and most generous affections. Such a
mind, and such a heart alone could have so ful
ly comprehended and feelingly delineated in this
short sketch, the character and qualities of such
a man.
The funeral was conducted by the members
of the Bar appointed by their distinguished asso
ciates to solicit from his family permission to
dispose of his remains and erect a monument to
his memory. It was such a funeral as is due on
ly to those who are ablest among the strong, and
best among the good. The President of the
United States, the Chief Justice (who so warm
ly esteemed him as a friend and admired him as
a man) and the distinguished men of all parties
and professions—all who hold and who hope for
the high places of the Republic—men who, on
every other ground, are wide as the poles—all
met here, to join in doing homage to the remains
of an intellectual compeer, whose pure life and
manly virtues rendered his existence an honor
arid a benefit, and his death an irreparable loss
.1 i . ' . i i • « i i i.i._
lo mem ana 10 me nation. mure puwenui man
the eloquence of the most able is the influence
of a spectacle like this to encourage and
strengthen the virtue of the good, to purify the
ambition of the aspiring, and to justify and sanc
tion the highest hopes of the patriot. For who,
by unworthy means, through cunning and crook
ed paths, ever gained so bright a name or at
tained so high a destiny? Whilst the distinguish
ed of our land are so deeply sensible of the sur
passing beauty and brightness of such a charac
ter as Mr. Wirt’s, can even the timid fear for
the purity of our Councils, and the safety ot the
I have forborn all attempt to portray the afflic
tion and anguish of a family with whom his eve
ry feeling was participated, by whom his kind
ness of heart and excellence of character and
clearness of judgment had been so long known,
so deeply felt and so well appreciated, and over
whom his death hath spread a gloom scarce less
appalling than if the sun had been blotted from
the heavens. So far as the heartfelt sympathy
of friends, and of the community, and the ho
nors so justly due which all have vied with each
other in rendering to the illustrious deceased,
can bring solace to such sorrow, they have in
it in the amplest extent.—But
“ Tho’ the mead of fame
May for a moment sooth, it cannot slake
The fever of vain longing, and the name
Honored but assumes a stronger, bitterer
The President, in his conversation with the de
legates from the Philadelphia petitioners, told
them that men doing business on borrowed capi
tal, ought to break. Flow different was the opin
ion of Dr. Franklin, who left a large legacy to
Boston, to be loaned to young mechanics begin
7 tint? bn si ness!
rpHE undersigned intend, forthwith, to assess
_L and value the taxable property of the citi
zens and others of the Town, and respectfully
request their aid, as far as the annexed laws re
quire, that the same may be equalized as near as
possible. GEO. DRINKER,
Alexandria, March 20, 1831. Assessors.
Extract from a Law of the Corporation relative
to Assessments, <$c.
“ The said Assessors shall, immediately after
their appointment, proceed to value the houses
and lots within the limits of the Corporation,
and to demand from the masters and mistresses
of every family lists of all male tytheables be
longing to, or residing in, their respective fami
lies; and also from every owner of taxable pro
perty a list of such property. And if any master
or mistress of a family, or any owner of taxable
property, shall neglect or refuse to give in a list
of all male tytheables belonging to, or residing
•' in, his or her family, or other taxable property,
within five days after the demand made thereof
by any Assessor, the person so offending shall
forfeit and pay one hundred dollars; and if any
p r>on whatsoever shall wilfullyomit or misrepr »
sent, in the list given in, any tytheable or taxa
ble property, or shall, in any other manner, con
ceal the same from the knowledge of the Asses
sors, the persons so offending shall forfeit and
pay double the amount of the tax imposed on
such tytheable and taxable property. Every
merchant, shopkeeper, mechanic, or other per
son, having in his or her service or employment
any clerk, journeyman, apprentice, or assist
ant, shall render an account of the same in his
or her list of tytheables, and shall be account
able for the capitation tax hereby imposed, in
like manner, and under the same penalties, as
if such clerk, journeyman, apprentice, or assist
ant, were a member of his or her family.”
Section 4 of a Law passed March, 1831.
“ Be it further enacted, That the Assessors
be, and they are hereby, authorized to require
from every owner or possessor of household fur
ntture, kept for use, an account of its aggregate
value, at a fair market price, at the time of ren
dering such account; and a true list of all ground
rents which may be payable to such person or
persons; and any such person or persons so re
, quired, and after being informed of the provi
sions of this section, refusing to render such ac
count or such list of ground rents, or to give
such information to the Assessors as may ena
! ble them to make such valuation on such list of
1 ground rents, he, she, or they, so offending, shall
forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars; snd
in cases where the Assessors have cause to sus
} pect that they have not received a fair estimate
| of furniture or list of ground rents, or such cor
‘j rect information as may enable them to make a
fair valuation of furniture or list of ground-rents,
they shall assess the value of such furniture or
list of ground rents, according to the best of
their knowledge and judgment; and should the
person so assessed deem him or herself aggriev
ed, he or she shall have a right of appeal to the
Common Council.” mar 20—4t
On Tuesday, in the Senate, Mr. Webster
rose to introduce the bill of which he had given
notice, and which is as follows:
A BILL to continue, for the term of six years,
the act entitled “ An Act to incorporate the
subscribers to the Bank of the United States.”
Be it enacted, <%c. That the act entitled “An
Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank
of the United States,” approved on the tenth
day of April, in the year one thousand eight
hundred and sixteen, shall continue in full force
and effect for the term of six years, from and
after the period therein limited for its expira
tion, to wit: the third day of March, in the year
one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six; and
that all the rights, interests, properties, powers,
and privileges secured by the same act, with all
the rules, conditions, restrictions, and duties
therein prescribed and imposed, be and remain
after the said third day of March, in the year
one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, dur
ing the said six years, as if the said limitation,
in the said act, had not been made: Provided,
nevertheless, that so much of the said act as de
clares that no other Bank shall be established
by any future law of the United States, during
the continuance of the Corporation thereby
created, shall not be continued by this act; but
that it shall be lawful for Congress, whenever it
shall see fit, to establish any other Bank, to come
into existence and operation at any time, on or
after the fourth day of March, one thousand
eight hundred and thirty-six.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all
public moneys accruing to the United States,
and becoming payable from and after the pas
sage of this act, in places where the said Bank,
or any of its offices, is established, shall be de
posited in the Bank of the United States and its
offices are heretofore; Provided, that, at any
time after this act shall have been accepted,
Congress may, by law or joint resolution, cause
such moneys to be withdrawn and removed to
any otner cusiony or piace oi ueposne.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in
consideration of the benefits and privileges con
ferred by this act, the said Bank shall pay to the
United States the annuity or yearly sum of two
hundred thousand dollars, which said sum shall
be paid, by the said Bank, on the 4th day of
March, in each and every year, during the said
term of six years.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That Con
gress may provide by law, that the said Bank
shall be restrained, at any time after the third
day of March, in the year one thousand eight
hundred and thirty-six, from making, issuing, or
keeping in circulation, any notes or bills of said
Bank, or any of its offices, of a less sum or de
nomination than twenty dollars.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That at any
time or times within the last three years of the*
existence of said corporation, as continued by
this act, it shall be lawful for the President and
Directors to divide among the several stock
holders thereof, such portion of the capital stock
of the said corporation as they may have with
drawn from active use, and may judge proper
so to divide.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That so
much of any acts of Congress, heretofore pas
sed and now in force, supplementary to, or in
anywise connected with, the said original act
of incorporation, approved on the tenth day of
April, in the year one thousand eight hundred
and sixteen, as it not inconsistent with this act,
shall be continued in full force and effect during
the said six years, after the third day of March,
in the year one thousand eight hundred and
Se'c. 7. And be it further enacted, That it shall
be the duty of the President and Directors of the
: said Bank, on before the first day of the next
: session of Congress, to signify to the Piesident
of the United States their acceptance, on behalf
of the Bank of the United States, of the terms
and conditions in this act contained, and if they
i shall fail to do so on or before the day above
mentioned, then this act shall cease to be in
Literature Lottery of the State of Delaware,
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(From the New York Evangel it-t
The writer claims the privilege of volmt
ing a tribute of respect to the memory ( r '!?'
liam C. Walton, another of those devou i Iu
nisters, who have been snatched from
of labor to the rewards of heaven. I
lected the epithet illustrious as more e
plicable to a deceased servant of the Lmlr
has done nobly for Christ, than to the U‘,a
worldly man, however eminent in his
but inferior walk. “ They that be u- LCU4ar
shine.” “ The righteous shall shine forth Z°!l
the glory that cometh from God he sum ‘ 11
that which cometh from man, then fs ti '°r to
tion firm. Then do we know who are Z‘- if'**
lustrious. ’ d:,y ii
My first introduction to William C ]v.h
was when he was pastor of the third
rian church in Baltimore. My fust a,v••*’
ance with him was when he was pastorVf
second Presbyterian church in Alexam]° ta’
acquaintance formed under memorable <•*ld?a
stances. It was in September, 1S2S uhl'0?1,
W. boldly resolved to hold a protracted
called a four days’ meeting. Nothin,,
kind in our church was then known ti,T- <■/'''
the Alleghany mountains. It was ar'ZZV
ment. He believed it his duty to try it. ' V';' ‘
God for the results. Brother Janies Wlv'1
entered with us into the work. Every V
a feast day. Every hour was luminou .
mercy. Brother Walton watched and il l, 4
the holy scene from day to day, h;> j|
sweet as an angel’s, his countenance j •
with its own and its reflected joy, his owiZ^'
leading the praises of the congregation
ry tone and accent pregnant with
and earnestness for the salvation of <\■■ 1
ners; every one saw that if the pastor vV
and labored so, there was reason to believe 1
would be converted to God; and so it
The fruits began soon to appear, and ti.f-v
There were individual, as well as
suits of Mr. Walton’s labors in Alexandj
conjunction with brethren, not surpass*
terest by any facts which have occur red 7:
history of revivals in this country, .s,, ,V '
these spiritual incidents have been sketci.
his own hand in the Pastor’s Journal and 7 .
publications. It is scarcely necessary to /
that these pictures have been drawn not < *
with strict fidelity to the original, but wit
simplicity of style which was in harmoiui"
keeping with his whole character.
In the train of events which followed t ,.
vival of 1828 was one of great importance. • P
formation of a new church in a neighbor.
ty, upon which God has been pleased rep - '>
!y to pour out the influences of bis Spiu.
where the pleasant voice of Walton ha
quently been heard. Subsequently to that. \
church was formed in the country throup !./
| exertions of the same devoted pastoi and
; lay brethren.
It is believed that nearly all the congregati
i of Mr. W. in Alexandria were brought uridei
I the sanctifying power of religion, and made a
| profession of it before men. This led him ;
desire a new field, where he might gather .
greater multitudes. He was so sincerely, so ai
dently fond of preaching the gospel to shun
that hrs Master did not permit his wishes to :
main long ungratified.
An invitation from a newly formed com;,'
gation in the City of Hartford to be their pa
tor was accepted, and with what success i
bored in this sphere till death and glory c! ••••’
the scene, the Christian public knows.
The gospel was his joy and song.
E’en to his latest breath:
The truth he had proclaim’d so long
Was his support in death.
Instead of entering into any detailed sketc
his character at this time, I will take the sec:,
of a column of your paper for a momime:.'
and write upon it the following inscription:
In honor of William C. Walton, a redeer.;::
servant of God and preacher of the gospel; '
the blood of Christ he was the first; by the ca
of the Spirit the last; as the first, diligent *
the last, eloquent; steadfast in purpose; inn:-.
nersmiid;in reproof meek, yet faithful; educa
ted chiefly by the Spirit of God in the school
Christ, he was eager in study, rapid in it
tainment ana rapia m scnoiarsnip; ceau.
pleasure and parade, but alive to God; jovo'
in hope; in faith strong, ardent in love; and • *
pedant of blessings, The history oi his rrr:
try was a history of souls saved and God ?
\ fed; the testimonials of his worth, mournfi
but moving, are the widow’s anguish, the g
of children, and love of all; Virginia gave:
birth; Columbia a home; New-England a go
heaven an everlasting rest. J* *'• '
Ne\r-('ast1e, March 6. IS34.
Correspnndence of the N. York Dai. Adrertiff
Extract of a letter, dated
Washington, March lltn. l-*>.
The report circulated here on Saturday, i
the President had dressed the back "I
Kendall with the oil of dry hickory, and ^
it is be feared, was incorporated into lett#,i«•. a
sent off'the same day, probably originate.1
some wag, dependent on the President tn
office, and who was to contribute his) ni! r’,
weakening the confidence of the Pe°P‘" ‘jl r>
letters sent from here to every sections,
country. No report ever gained a more^
credence; and where this was wit. -'-'* 1
doubts were accompanied by express**^
strong hopes that it was true. Amo?
has received no such castigation, 1|0U 1J U pr
he may have deserved it; nor do I think ' r
sident has even shook his cane over a■' ^
which is another version of the •‘MU* *K,
Kendall preferred Mr. Cochran to ^
for Marshal, and freely expressed .».» V;‘0I1
which came to the President’s ears, am
flourished his hickory, ju^itolet l*l0>e I" j,er.
see how he might treat Amos if he "cl\rv ;
and did not behave himself. It Passe [ j:
out the President’s laying up any g1 u' • t
when Mr. Kendall came in the same eu‘‘, .
talk of the prosperity of the counti}. jc£i
success of the experiment, he was red 1
WANTED, a few good Spinners. ^
mar 18 JOSIAH H
SONGS—Hours there were: Gail) m ^
badour; Braes ofBallendyne; «- p- J
Up, etc. etc. . . rented
MARCHES—Jack Downings,
Massannieilo. Royal Spanish, etc. etc. -frci;
COTILLIONS in Dame Blanche, ^ 0f
badours;” a sett of Quadrilles; 1
ers; just received by ireSSBO^
mar 18—eo3t U .iiSh-^
BAROUCHE" and Pi^'uclie, *''! ,
A NEAT, strong second- hand I * *11
Harness complete; and two f( 1
Harness; for sale. law. by icjllTf
mar 14 — *E0.

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