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"SccncsTa BiSalo, New York.
Uurelv, in the annals of our city have J
je wrarw important events been crowded j
i-.f • So short a space of tire, as those)
waieh occurred on the 23d uit. The
looming was wane, but lowering, yet
t', • firing of cannon commenced, and
y> in kept up with spirit, and the prepara*
t ms went on wi'h vigor for theillumina- I
». Mis in the evening. To w ard noon bow- ;
rw-ry the ruin poured down in torrents. ,
1TCvUis t'» this the wind h;»<i Seen in the !
south east; and a fleet of nearly twenty j
sail went up the lake in beautiful !e. j
About one o'clock the wind chopped
r. mi nd into the so at h west, and there ap
|)V;irol to bo a prospect of a pleasant
evening; but those who were acquainted
vutl, these matters, from the swell of the
I ike, and the rapid i ise uf water, predic.
vA the gain winch commenced blowing
m ail its furv, Ss soon as night set in.
1) ukne>s had i ardly closed around
u-> when, the city was again m a b!az * of (
Itgrit from the splendid illuminations in j
ever y quarter. Tar b in els were burnt, |
p in l" of music patrolled the streets, can
ii i>i were fired, and rockets, seat blazing
through toe air.
\H j .u ti ue the wind was increasing j
in furv,»ill people could hardly keep their j
I »o;iug in the street*—md the water ris- ,
i, ig to <1 n unprecedented heighth about
tm* docks and lower part of the city. A
ruid the roar of the winds and waves.
w« re heard the shrieks of tho drowning
ir:ro struggling with the rising waters,
and httlecMidren waked from their warm
pillows by the flood fiom which, amid j
tiif? st »rm and darkness there was no es- ,
cThese persons resided in some j
miserable >helU of buddings, on the ex-J
posed neck uf land between the creek and
lake. .
The common connc 1 of th ■* cdy dneef
ed, J years ago, that no houses should be
vr. oted there, unless they were ba-»ed on
i».)o i br ick or stone foundations at icast
* - i !g fit feet high. I he tita to the land is
diqi i»ed in in a • v instances,and tempora
i y oinldieg* ha v»‘ been put upon blocks*
,;t tiu* C'Tiu'P', and several families j
it ive gone into them lor thes ake of obta ■
ini.og"possesion. It has been a wnn-j
der that they would ii*k their lives in!
such rail tenements, fur from tt.cir up- j
p.*«H"mce on * \\nul i imagine that a j
e .*{},•:» wind woti.d prostrate them.— j
•.»; tae^e (hi- m n ning weie II»a ing ]
an m;( me ftnibor, while lure and lie u
j, v ck‘ broken rag neats of those dial
w i ■ * nit sii'ong en nigh to re ast tht* face
;*, • i .Mud 11»*.>:i. ►Some ten or twelve
p . i - -part ol t!iv*u» uninbab.ted — weie
w .d <o iqi’’;U»!y Ir * n t.h if foundu- j
* ,i . <t* !*».>•» the creek, anil are now j
* ■r *.v d about ill every direction. See-j
Vt.k[ U‘-S !.* w •.; V* 3tr anded fug;* and dry i
...ii.c Peicb Tii‘ srhr Edward LU»- I
c-■ <•:« 1i:-n up ui the centre td Ohio stirct
Sm • even drajed her uneh ns s >me dis
f luce up into the city. The steam ferrv
»>o it jjes high aground and eon^iderardy
<; i Tiie O. l\ Starki1', the 13ran
<! • Aim*, and the Texas, schooners, were
. i\v a u:r shore, but a >*. mat riuTy dam
C» . * * • •
. . ‘ oss (/! ;i. —me nv)*.i crcaniui poi- j
ti * k the c it:i strophe—'anno*, at pre- j
s * .5, b-» ;-oert line I. Five b -dies have .
I. c m hr. to dm wuYh Imum*, bid
i t ; »y j robnblv n»e nd discovered.
't\ s 1 are t wo children of John Germain,
a , • i;.g m irt, n m»e u .known. the wilt*
t,; . \ i : i»11 J id • •:t, \nd a c o oi t*vi Woman.
Vv j! I i • t m i»t 1 > * u 1 i v < 11 n i d li hi 'O t *. ■ a i l h e j
s'-‘a" build n , f i »t o! Mechanic street.— !
\V«e*n in li.ia e was destroyed h:s tAO
e aid;'t»;i Acre in t> cl. and have n«>t yet
i<( v*,» i »und iie and his w.fo got on the
i- *{i d in »Jge, A hep* she peiishe 1 of the ;
cold, audh* escaped by swimming to a j
pie »..} hoards—fi out w hci» lie was res-;
lipi. Vvh'sa.v hi a this monimg v. rap- ;
j.,- » in. n qu ir, to d:int» nm mg the wreck |
, i iia d a <*1.1*1 if, whieti hid !lo ited into!
toe canal lor too bed.cs of his children.
Mniy oth.er v ssels, steamboats, v»:c,i
a>e in no o.' less J imaged, as well U'. ;
in »,? i>f t!; » warehouses on die dock?. — i
’» he loss of propei ?y is ditlieall to esii- j
Kiii.!. it is shewed in eve;y direction.—
An >.*: and,lings such as we have lies- j
cdt'l, wet e tidu r totally destroyed,;
to n from their toil i lubons. by the !l lod. j
Several vessels and steamboats mus* I
have been on the Uk*\ where it \vjsi
h kid v p >s>ib'e for any ibmg to hve. It j
is n n .red that the 1 ‘h v-*!aad went d awn j
tii■* n.vr. and is sa 'e.
1*. S. Th * New F ig!and steamboat I
camo in (ids morning. Report —lei! j
Vdov.*! in 1 a. ti R.M. vt steid iv, in com- \
j n:v A i ;. the CoiPt.tution; the latter not ■
yet hnitvl hoa\ Toe .New England toad j
out the vxhoSe gale without damage.—
T tie sc hr. Janies G. King came in last
night. She reports sch:s. Runania, Vir
ginia, Fa v onto.an i Rrandywinr ouhiJc. j
Tiie latter beached—iuo icot have not yet j
b * hi heard from.
\ woman in oneorthe lv.uses ching to 1
the a iadow >ill, widi ilie wa»ei up to her j
c oin, and sttpp >rtod her three children, !
v, h > eliing t> in r back—out those one j
;«Hor another dropped oif — he last out a j
,-h >n tim * be tore aid reached her, at
4 »\*!oi k this morning.
An >?h r wo nan c uno safely across the
creek on n stick of timber, with her in
tuit i i !ier a* m-*.
A man left his family on the roof of his
h •'(.(*, an 1 swam for a b >at to take them
n y. It w is the last ho ever saw of them.
— ‘tvtf'ilu J-mrntit.
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ocUo-cotf CHUiS-a. NEALS, j
Death of Alexander Hamilton
On the appearance of the first volume
of the life of Aaron Durr, by M. L. Davis’
ve presented our readers an abridged
account of his extraordinary career, as
ar as that volume took us.
It is well known to those that at all ac
^minted with the history of political af
fairs, that previous to 1800, Gen. Ham !
ton had been regarded in New York as a
prominent than in the federal party.—
The contests in which the republican
oarty was opposed by the federalists, of
ten brought out that gentleman as a pub
lic sneaker in opposition to Colonel Burr.
In the election in the citv immediately af
ter prece ding the presidential contest,and
which was regarded as all-important in
its bearing upon than event, Col. Durr
was personally at the polls urging on the
republicans, while General Hamilton ur
.jed on wilh equal pertinacity, the fede
ral compeers. In the summer of 1SOO,
Hamilton prepared his celebrated pam
phlet concerning the pre>idence of John
Adams, and Burr procured an early co
py from the Press, caused extracts to be
I’iven to public in advance, which it w>as
believed, essentially contributed to defeat
the federal party if it did not directly aid
the election ol Mr. Jefferson to tBe pre
In 1SDI, Colonel Durr was nominated j
by a portion of the democratic party as j
a candidate tor Governor of New York, j
He was opposed with great violence by
the opposition, and especially so, by Ge
neral Hamilton and his friends. The in
cident which produced the unfortunate
title!, and terminated in the death of Al
exander Hamilton, occurred in this con
test. Dr. Charles D. Cooper had publish
ed a letter in which lie said—
‘1 could detail to you a still more des
pic able opinion which Mr. Hamilton has
express'd of Mr. Burr. * * * * *
“Gen. Hamilton and Judge Kent have de
clared in substance, that they looked up
on Mr. Burr to be a dangerous man. and
me who ought not to be trusted with the
reins of government.”
Through Judge Van Ness, Burr imme
dlately addressed a letter to Gen. Hamil
ton, in which he said —
“You must perceive, sir, the necessity
■ >f a prompt and unqualified ackmnvl
edgemnt or denial of the use of any ex
Ptessions which would warrant tin* ex
pressions of Dr. Cooper.”
The iep!y of G nerul Hamilton was
‘l con’d not, without manifest impro
priety make the avow.il or disavowal
which you seem to think necessary.”
Too correspondence was continued
through several letters, hut widening the
difficulty instead of healing it, until Judge
Van Yess declined to receive from Mr.
Pendleton, as the second of Gen. Hamit
'on. my further communication unless
th.ti gentleman would avow it was either
a distinct denial or avowal of the nbnox
intis words. The time and place of meet
ing were then arrange d.
Col. Burr arm ed li st on the ground
as had been previously agreed. When
Gen. Hamilton ari»vcd, tin? parties ex
changed valuations, and the seconds pu>
eeeded to make their arrangements —
They measured the distance, ten In 1 pa
ce-.. and c »st lots for til* choice of posi
tion. as also to determine by whom the
word should he given, both of w hich fell to
»he second <>f Gen. Hamilton. They then
proceeded to load the pistols in each oth
!n*s presence, after which the paitie
took their stations. The gentleman who
was to give the word then explained to
the parties the rules which were to gov
ern them in firing, which were as follows:
‘ The parties being placed at their sta
tions, the second who gives the word
■shall ask them whether they are ready;
bein*r answered in the a t rm itive. h**
shalfsav present! After this the parties
<hal! present and fire when they i Jenst.—
D one tires before the other the opposite
second shall say one, tvo, three, fire! and
he shall then fire or loose his fire. He then
asked if they were prepared; being an
swered in the affirmative, he gave tin1
w >rd present, and both parties presented
and fired in succession. The i.ute; ven
;no time, is not expressed, ns the see -nds
to not precisely agree on that- p int.—
The fire of Col Durr took effect, and
Gen. Hamilion almost instantly fell-Col
Burr advanced towards Gen. Hamilton
•Ait!) a manner and gesture that appear
ed to Gen. Hamilton’s friend to be ex !
..ressive of regret; but without speaking
turned about and withdrew, being urged
bom the field by bis friend, as had been
subsequent!/ stated, with a view to
prevent his being recognized by th* sur
geon and bargeman who were then ap
proaching. No further communication j
took place between the principals and !
the barge that carried Cob Burr irntne
ha‘eiy returned to the city.
August 17, lSOI. |
Dear Sir—To comply with your it-!
.quest is a painful task; but I will repress
my feelings while 1 endeavor to furnish
you w ith an enumeration of such parti
culars relative to the melancholy end
of our beloved friend Hamilton as dwell
most forcibly on inv recollection.
When called to him upon his receiving
th-* fa tal wound, I found him half >i;tin*/ !
on the ground, supported in the aims of j
Mr Pendleton. His countenance of death ]
I shall never forget. He had at that in
stant just strength enough to say, * This
is a mortal wound, Doctoi;” when he
sunk away, and Dccame to a!l appear
ance lifeless. 1 immediately stripped up his
clothes, .and soon, alas! ascertained that
the direction of the ball must have been
through some vital pari.” His pulses were
not to be felt, his respiration was entire
y suspended, and upon laying my hand
on his heart and perceiving no motion
there, I considered him as irrecoverably
t gone. I however, observed to Mr. Pen
dleton, that the only chance for his re
viving was immediately to get him upon
the water. Me therefore lifted him up
and carried him out of the wood to the
margin of the bank where the bargemen
aided us in conveying him to the" boat,
which immediately put off. During ah
this time I could not discover the least
svmnton of returning life. I now rubbed
bis fice, Ii;>s and temples with spirits of
hartshorn applied it to his neck and
breast and to I lie wrists and palms of hi
hands, and endeavored to pour some in
to his mouth. When we had got, as I
should judge, about fifty yards from the
shore, sonic imperfect efforts to breathe
were for the first time manifest; in a few
minutes he sighed and became sensible
to the impression cf the hartshorn or the
fresh air of thr water. He breathed, hi*
eyes, hardly open, wandered, without
fixhg upon any object: to nur great joy
he at length spoke. “My vision is indis
rinci” were his first words. His pulse be
came more perceptible, his respiration
more regular, his sight returned. 1
'hen examined the wound to know if
:here was anv dangerous discharge of
blood; upon slightly pressing hit side i'
stave him pain,on which I desisted. Soon
after recovering his sight he happened
to cast his eye upon the case of pistols,
and observing the one that he had in his
hand lying on the outside, he said take
caie of that pistol; it Is undischarged,and
still cocked; it may go off and do harm.
Pendleton knows” (attempting to turn
his head towards him) ‘ that I did not in
fend to fire at him”—“Yes,” said Mr
Pendleton understanding his wish. 1
have already made Or. Hosnck 8CQU<rih*
ed with your determination ns to that.”
He closed his eyes and remained calm,
without any disposition to speak; nor
did hesaymuch afterward except in re
ply to my question?. He asked mo once
or twice howl found bis pulse, and he
informed me that his lower extremities
had lost their feeling, manifesting to me
ihat he entertained no hopes that he
should long survive I changed the pos
ture of his limbs hut to no purpose; they
had entirely lost their sensibility. Per
ceiving that we approached the shore,
he said, “Let Mrs. Hamilton be immedi
ately sent for; let the event be gradually
broken to her hut give her hopes V Look
ingt up we saw his friend, Mr Payard,
standing on the wharf in great agitation.
He had been told by hisservant that Ge
neral Hamilton, Mr Pendleton, and my
self had crossed the river in a boat to
gether and too well he conjectured the
fatal errand, and foreboded the dreadful
result.—Perceiving, as we came nearei
that Mr PendMon and myself only sit
up in the stern sheets, he clasped- his.
hands together in the most violent ap
prehension; but when I called to have
a cot prepared, and he at the sime
moment saw his poor friend lying in
the boa!, he threw up his e>cs and
hurst into a flood of tears and lamen
tation. Hamilton alone appeared tran
Quil and composed. We then convey
ed him as tenderly as possible up to
the house. The distresses of the amia
ble family were such that, till the first
shock was abated, they were scarcely
able to summon fortitude enough to
vield sufficient assistance to their dying
Upon reaching trie house he became
more languid occasioned probably by
ihe agitation of his removal from the
boat, f give him a little weak wine wa
ter. W hen he recovered his feeling he
complained of a pain in his back, weini
medi itely undressed him, laid him in a
bed, and darkened the room. 1 then
gave him a large anodyne which 1 fre
quently repeat eJ. Daring the first day
lie took upward*, of an ounce of lauda* j
mini; and tepid anodyne fomentations
were also applied to those parts nearest
the seat of his pain. Vet were his suffer
ings during the whole of the day almos!
intolerable Iliad not the shadow of
i hope of his recovery; and Dr Pest,
whom ! requested might be sent for im
mediately on our reaching Mr Bayard’*
house, united w ith me in tfie opinion —
General lUy, the French consul, also
had th” good ness to invite the surgeons
of the French frigate in our harbour, as
they had much experience in gunshot
wounds, to tender their assistance.—
They immediately cam”, but t > prevent
his being disturbed, ( state*! to them his
situation, described the nature of the
wound, and the direction of the ball,
with all the symptoms that could enable
rheni to form an opinion as to the event.
One of the gentlemen then accompanied
me to the bedside. The result was n
confirmation of the opinion that had al
readv been expressed by Dr Post and
During the night lie lind sonic imper
fect sleep, but the succeeding morning
his symptoms were aggravated, attended
however, w ith a diminution of pain. Hi*
mind retained all its u-uial strength and
compO'U* e. The great source of his anx
iety seemed to he in his sympathy with
his half distracted wife and children.—
He spoke to me frequently of them—
“My beloved w ife and childi en” wereai
ways expressions.— But hss fortitude tri
umphed over his situation, dreadful as it
was once indeed at the sight of his chil
dren, brought to the bedside together, se
ven in r.nmber,iiisutterance,forsook him,
he opened his eyes, gave them one look,
and closed them again till they were ta
ken away. Asa proof of his extraordina
ry composure of mind, Set me add, that
he alone could calm the frantic grief of
their mother. “Remember, my Eliza
you are a Christian,” were the expres
sions with which ho frequently, with a
firm voice, hut in a pathetic and impres
sive manner, address d her. His word
and the tone in which they were uttered,
will never be effaced from my memory.
About two o’clock, as the public wei!
know*, he expired—
“Incorrupta fiJes—-nudaque verita3
(lu* ndoulli nnt invenient parent?
Mudsill e quid* m fit til* t-cciciit.”
Your frtpnd and humble servant.
The impression which the death of
General Hamilton made on every clas*
of people in the city of New York, is best
described by simply remarking, that all
party distinction w as lost in the general
sentiment of respect expressed for tiie il
lustrious dead. On Wednesday morning
the 11th of July,1804, the parties met; on
Thursday, the 12'h, Genet al Hamilton
died, and on Saturday, the 14th, he way
in erred with military honour-pile Socie
ty of the Cincinnati being charged with ■
the direction of the funeral ceremonies
of its presided general.” About noon
the different bodies forming the proven
-ion took their respective places. The !
body was conducted from the house of !
his bi other-in law.—John P. Churb,Esq ,j
to 'flinty Church where an appropriate;
oration was deliveredahy the Hon Gov
erneur Morris.
I I I ■ ■ ■ I ■ ■ ■
^ A small house at a low r^nt, nr.
lM Union street. AI-o, to) other hous-1
•?s, near the residence of Sam*]. B. Lar
•nour, Ksq. Also, the comfortable brick
house opposite Irwin’s Brewery.
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-i the second volume of Davis’ Lilt
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Illumination in Louisville.
Wc went a short distance into the coun
try on'Wednesday afternoon and did not
return until after dark. At about 6 o’
clock as we were approaching the city
Irom the South, a faint and irregu
lar glow begin to spread over the sky
before us, which we supposed to be an
aurora borealis. Every moment it in
creased in extent and intensity until the
whole horizon at the North seemed light
ed up as with the reflection of a billowy
-ea of flame. We were soon reminded,
however, by the roar of our own cannon
(God bless her—we could tell her voice
! miid a whole park -f artillery) hat what
we had naturally mistaken for a beaui
lul and glorious dance of Uie Northern
Lights w as but the grand illumination ol
our city; and th *n we quickened our
pace to join in the general festivity.
We arrived in town about seven o’clock,
and hastened to the Galt House, where it
was understood that the people were ge
nerallv to congregate. Tlu w ind ble.v
almost a gale and the weather was pi«T
'cingly cold, yet we found the Galt House
full to overflowing, and an immense
j crow d assembled before it in the street.
Above the balcony in front was suspend
ed a large and splendid transparency,
| which attracted universal admiration.—
I At the top, in large and blazing letters,
i were inscribed the words, “Henry Clay,
1 Presi lent of th^ United States in 1341,”
while on the right appeared the name o!
‘‘Daniel Webster.” anil on tfie left that
of‘-Win. Ilenrv Harrison,” each encir
cled wPh stars. Below shone the name
of (he Whig State=, which the country
| now regards as the pillars ot herfieedom
— oid Massachusetts, that Ins never
l bowed the knee to power, hoid>ng her
| place at the top, and Sow York gleam
i ingin magnificent capitals at the base —
On either side shone the names of Crit
tenden, Pres on, Ewing, Cl yton,South
ard; Hoffman, Wis^, and others, whose
thunder tones hut r* cently went forth,
peal on peal, from the Hails of tne Capi
tol and awakened I lie nation from asleep
w hich had threatened to be the sleep uI
A rumor having been circulated, tint
our distinguished Senator, the Hon. John
J. Crittenden, was in the Galt House,the
crowd called for him until the wnule
building resounded with his name. In a
few minutes he made his appearance,
and as the night was deemed too incle
ment to admit ot his standing in the open
air, he took his station in the centre of
the spacious passage, and addressed the
hundreds that crowded around him, in
that style of happy and most beautiful
eloquence, for which his fame is co ex
tensive with the Union. In ah *ut hall
an hour he cime to a close amid Ihel »ud
and enthusiastic acclamations of hL
bearers and retired to bis own apart
ment, bu! he was not permitted to esc ipe
wbh a single address. He had spoken
with admirable effect to the hundreds
within the house; but there were thou
sands p waiting him without, and their
tremendous and long continued shouts
which drowned even the roar of the
neighboring cannon constrained him
t ) make his nppoararce in the street,
where lie again raised hi* eloquent
voice oven more powerfully than at
fi st, congratulating his fellow-ci az^ns !
upon the country’s deliverai.ee from the 1
domination of tyranny. His stirring ap
pe.ils and congratulations made every
pulse beat high like a shout of victory.
At length the dis:ingui hod Senator
for the second time left the stand, and
the crowd called successively f,>r Mr.
Thruston and Mr. Wigginton, both of
whom responded to the call; and wr
need not say, that both acquitted them
selves a in style lully w oifhy the ?hr ice g!o
riotivoccasion. Their alluvions we;e fre
quent to the great names glowing in cha
racters of (j.-o from the transparency
above their heads, and we cannot ex
press how deep was our gratification to
1 perceive, that every refeirnre, however
remote, to the tm mortal name of C!av, n
wakened like a flash of lightning the
'thunder of the countless multitude. «.
To the genera! character of the ede
bration, il is impost |e for u< to do any
like justice. Myriads of windows blaz
ing and flashing like mrt-ors— the scores
of bonfi'-rs gleaming from distant tier
tops draw n like moving coufl igrations
[ through the city—the many transpaicn
ees glowing from limits of the public
; houses—the pouring forth of the living
mass along the stirrt-—and continuous
I sounds<d muskets in all direction*, ming
ling with the booming of the artillery and
the acclamations of the rejoicing mul
titude; nil these things marie tin implo
sion upon the spectator and the auditor,
too deep ever to be eradicated. We
hope to live many a long year, but wr
can have no hope of ever wifne>sing any
thing bettei calcu ated to biow all the
noble feeiings of the heart into a flame.
— L’nrfsriU* Jour.
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mi nary, or prove profitable to a Northern
Apply lb the subscriber on the premi
ses—or to l)r. U. T. Baldwin, Winches- i
ter. Va , or to C. F. L<*«\ Esq., Alex indria. j
Wheatland. Nov. 22—eotf
(Mat lot co3»' )
rWlSH to purchase fifty Horses, from
14 to 15 hands high, young, handsome
and active, either lor the saddle or col
far; and, a few dry cows. Application |
should be made without delay,
nov 23—dlOd GEO. P. WISE.
Pills—Amusing burlesque.
Read this!—O! Man! — I)r. Spur iota's
' Universal Pills, and Substitute Jar Ma
ture!— Dr. Spurioso wants no college—
nopnstitution—no monopoly— no charter;
i he being quite satisfied to rest on the
gullibility of the public, for the success
of his Grandmother’s Pills—established
at Botany Bay about the year 1750.
This extraordinary medicine holds in
j combinati >n materials from the five qnai
I ters of the globe, which is the best i Cason
j that can be given for its universal pr» -
i neriies; and to account further f-»r the as
tonishing effect these pills produ e, thev
will, if analysed, be found to contain
many valuable materials from the ani
! ,na| vegetable and mineral kingdoms,
scientifically conglomerated together, b\
ihe assistance of the lour element', pre
viously pulverizeto promote their flu
fhe limits of an advertisement wi 1 not
admit of an enunieraiion » f the ninny
virtues of these Universal Pill<, and Na
ture’s Substitute; to tleiail one h.ilt <d
; th°m, woui I require mure th in twenty
To give tlie public a faint id**a of the
variety of their properties, and of their
i universal fitness, the following ait? men*
i tinned; -
One single pill worn in each pocket
will instantly give ease, room an I elas i
city, to the tightest pintn oon-j a like
quantity will create an «*: |> ‘tite in the
| most delicate stomach, of physic a horse;
I they will also be found to give \ rich (la
Ivor to apple dumplings and a ptcuUnr
zest to pickled oy-ters; they will thick
en soup, reduce corpulent person-', amt
are excellent bait for mouse traps; one piil
i dissolved in a bucket of ram water will
he found a perfectly waterproof lining
for canal embankments placed in strain
[boat boilers, thev v\ i 11 off -cm ally prevent
their bursting, and greatly inciease the
-peed of the boats
As for their medicinal qualifies, thev
are justly entitled to he call d,“Memiica*
menturn Gratia Pmoatum,” induct, a re
medy approved by grace—for they ef
fectually cool St. Anthony’s Fire and
‘-top St Vitus’s dance; they pur;fy the
purples in small pox,and radical** the red
gum in teething; reduce white swellings,
and cure black jaundice.
Green sickness, blue devils, yellow,
'cailet, and other colored fevers, they
cure the thrush iii children and the pip in
hens: the staggers in horses, and night
mare in owls. But lurtm r enumeradon
is unnecessary. Suffice it to say that
this medicine is a combination upon new
I principles, which were discovered sol*
lv bv the present nmpiietoi’s immortal
I Grandmother, ami which are an excep
lion to all rules ofsctence,common sense,
ami experience; so that w hile they «*i»*• • i
the riio-t poweifnl agent in n ifme. r»*vo
; u ioning the w hole animal ccon uny, ami
••railtcatiug incurable dist-u-es, they ,«n
at the same time a perfectly innocent
! preparation, and may be tukrn with en
ure safety try the nursing infant:—ah
powerful, all harmless.
Beware of counterfeits; for tfiere as
many of them sold as there aie of the ge
i\. 13. It is confidently believed that one
•I trie above pills placed in the v-iiilt *d
••very hank in the cotintiv, would caii-e
■jii immediate resumption of specie pay
At a Circuit Superior Co ul of i*uw oud
Chancery of Prince William County,
held on the. IS fit day of October, 18d7.
| Wililum C. Merchant —PitiF.
| Elijah M. Merchant, John B. Mer
I ch mt, and Kebecca Mercii ml,
children ol John Merchant, decM .
Keheit B Merchant rind VVihiam >
H. A .Merchant, children ol Jamh * ^
Merchant. decM., Thomas Mer \ <
chant. George \V. Catlett, Geoige ^
| V\. Merchant, Ann V. Me.eli.u.t ^
i and Sar.*h Merchant. Cetheiine
Merchant.Margaret Merchant and
Eleanor Merchant, no** Eleanor
Long— Lefts.
The Court doth appoint J bn M*. M il
limns guardian ad litem of the infant
defendants Rebecca Merchant, Arm F
Merchant and Sarah Merchant, and
thereupon the said infants t y their said
guardian filed their answers, and it a|>
praring that the plaintdlbath proceeded
[according to the act of the General A*
| 'dimly in that case, made and provided 1
against the absent defendants Gc*»rge
W. Catlett and the children of Margaret
Catlett, deceased, whose names and
number are u .known, and *hey still fail
mg to appear and make themselves par
ties and answer tin* plaintiff* hill; the
I'iime is taken for confessed as to them,
[and the sub; a»na in this cau>e having
been executed more than four mouth'j
[on the defendants, Elijah M."Mei chant,
.lohn B. Merchant, Robert B. Mpichant. !
; William II. A. Merchant. Thom.i.s Met
i chant, George W. Merchant, Caihaiim* ]
Merchant, Margaret Dirauey and Idea j
nor Long, an i they >,till (ailing to aopear ;
and answer the bill of the plaintiff, the j
-ame is taken for confessed as to them,
and therefore this cause came on thi.** >
day to be heard on the bill, answer ol •
ihe infant defendants, Rebecca Mer
chant, Ann F. Merchant and Sarah Mer
chant, and was argued by Counsel. On .
Consideration whereof the Court doth 1
adjudge, order and decree, ibat John l\ )
Philip', is appointed a Commissioner for
that purpose, do proceed to sell the three
ots in the bill men ioneu, after adver
tising the time and place of sa e for thii
ty days in the Alexandra G »z«dte, n
newspaper printed in the town of Alex
andria, at public auction, to the highest
bidder-, on a credit of twelve months,
taking from the purchaser or pm chasms
bonds with g«*od security (or the purchase
money, and report his proceedings here
in to this Court, in order to a final decree.
A copy. Test*, J. H. KL1L), C»’k- j
In pursuance of the above decree, 1 j
w ill sell on the terms therein men?ioned}at j
the front door ol the Cuuit House ol j
Prince VS ilium County, on the fir>t Mon- j
•lay in December, 1S.J7, several valuable j
ots ol lar.d, in Prince William County,
adjoining the river Potomac, and on
which a valuable Fishery may he put in
io operation. JOHN P. PHILIPS,
r»ov 1—dts Commissioner.
The Token and Atlantic Souvenir.
Full 1838, with 10 splendid engrav
ings—just received arid for saic b*
There was a great rej >jcin2,0n r
count of the late Whig success att1/
lection?, at Wheeling on the ;>,] ,, *
which there were, among the fi t °
the cause, invited some whose
•cent did not allow them t-t a*ter.,j ' £
tollowing letter ( with others) ,>n ihe *
casion, addiessed to the Commute of!."
vitadon, t>y well known am! h-inor/i
citizens U copied fr >m the \V?uv*!in r
Lancaster. (Ohio ) .\\,v.o|
| Gentlemen. Y-mr letter huy-.^o,
j attend on the I nit, ani j »[n “.. 1
! personal and political ft iea;.s :n <7>!'
; in»» tin* recent W hig Victories. t s
! :y i'i N Y.. i> j is? received.
I Th nigh uinhic to attend, a.. r <
i gentnen, t j .in "ith von U ,r„| 77'' '
u) r«’j >icmg over Pose victn:i»s. |
hem as tile deliverance oftur i,
j country from mist ule and uppnss in'
i her republican institution- train ;:ie r
timce grasp of an iron despot^ 4 . ''
| >vounds that have het n t fl*ctf,f
j the institutions ol our co mlrv, it ,,
• ire not yet healed; hu: th * nrn,\,j ;,t'' ’
'iaiiant is and lus w**ap ,(t i)rv (i
i i le may stid to so t milling y a!>>t: j.
j efurn »»I the con or; a.a! its hudn.^tn
| healthy ac'io; — oil the can ici'v f.,r V:.
i i!n*r activ • i;»i'chi* f is t!« stiT:„
1 voic * ol the People Lf at |e rJi. ,*»»
heai;l — not in ie*pon .* to i .vicim ,7; .
! ■ i,iti ms not eeh ig hack i * s iltrinns. (
il iltei y or reproai \\ .replied .t;: ,
lorm Irom a dark corner « f itie u>
| There is no c-«nrerfcit to tins v*,|
| ofptihiic opinion. It is iha voice , f j
| .nigli’y pe •, h* heard over tie* ut».,^
, or oad I in-',’an v?;ng. ashy 0111*1111,111..
irom hid af;d V'ahey, frail) the
o th** f.irllie-t We,(, and it j. he
is the fresh f nntains u hich gu -h. in J(|
• iheu pm i y truni the lap o! earth.
! I 1 • j dee vim you, my Iti* rids; !
(* hi hi c 11 11 is an ocea>iou on v Inch all nut
j is iud.vidu.tl shou d tn* hnyoivir; I c,rn
j not f<. 1 hear to thank you *.>» tv kind r\.
I ..resMo s of legaui co. taund m y„ur l«t
I er «»f invitation.
| I am, V\s!h great respect. veiir n.n>t
j >hh serv’t, TIIO\|.\s KW
Jim (dui>\r Sc.vc*.— U c cmlr^ uv at*
tot at all pr<md ot (he ilis.iiKii ja (:>y m
moans It on > r a i»•, in our .pi .i ui ) wht-p,
! Virginia has abroad as the or jio.itur of
I he Hu ifo .Negro Songs w.'.’k !» !i ive a lisu.
i ed so much attention at the Noth. and
|: ri K tig land. We di"tlaun lor lu*i t h»*
j paternity. The South-We»t lu> all’!,<?
i/m;/n/-o| the paternal rela i >n to tiem.
| Indeed, tune are in.my wlii<h aio ;le
[creation <»} th** hired gru! -'tieet p »et> <
he 11.1 'h ; noli* he is in the North rucn n.
riiese songs are devoid id n;il !C tl lie
non)’, and ai«* vulgar and nonseii'ica
In* li"t degr** ; and to characterize tun
is national.)’ Virginian, is a libel u;e
il»e iHiod taste and inteili jej ce of our ; p •
,jt» — na v , u;•<>n u ~ a>a t i v; iz*.*d corrninii.
V. \l,:joi .Noah i.«i> < x :•»> listed Iasi
• ei.udy to |i'.viui e to I t • i eaders ihe
ies \v inch he >nd w ei e soirn* wleoe car
mined in them, but, il he spoke his fp
,en iuieiils, we shoti d legi.d fuel a> h..v
n«r in valid.it d hi" judge. eats rri ihvv h
he science of iiui'ic. K re <;| pe l«'.
nice among us ami our p<*iy • pan* u r*
:an ied aw ay t>y curiosity l • mien lohur,
without having die least adm rail n ' i
• 11< pei! >rm.inc»*s. The vulgar tiruu
uas stnce la vislied his specie's of hjlJ;iJ<
»n the patrons of public exhih ti*»nsr «im
us. lint we scare ly believe a b spccl..
Mle audience » otiid now p ifr urz1 "r
•ncour .ge Negro liulf * mi ^ here. W**
i nop * lin y would not. It »s adu’y society
,<u>s to itself to d.M-«ai it« MJUtv *-<eiv
thing which tends to vitiate filmic t ‘d'‘
Virtu** has r.er stronger "iipno t and *1r
Itf.ice in a reli :e.l and »<*t* lie* 'n il '•‘•"P"'*
;tion of tin* piialiC mind. U mo a lot U ; »•
:iC imiihcmniN and ei,t*-ri .mill* nH *N
,M a mii'ht v II.fluentI- sol the id
lest importance, tin l elm * , fin t snetm e
ul»i i,ms "h »U‘ I he ch «s:« and **»■•* ‘
mmI. The,*uhlic sii‘»u i pi *<-•«■ du’ir •
verest repreiirii'ion o, on ovtry "P
t.tf amuselil ’Ot not b' «ii mg that C!»-d >
: ter. ^ .
U> are «';<d Hut "'•* h sf
.fllll’l if distaste !<>t llM-se S»||}!S »l «
a, ' |i,ivo t.c.d, IM* Ho,„ sue.. ...t-j
S<-if f ft. v .
Tli<‘ A(‘ * *'» ) St'nMn *.'Pf 1
m„ ll,e (>•'* I.. ill I ho
tit,"to. says: •‘Hotwoi. ll.opl,y !j,t'
,i:i.o Mis', Wr.iy a,s to M"0 Ho- <""•;
soup, Jim 15...)W> olta.it' !*r.
„U| tmt a vo.so, ..
.„,0hl>f0'l. a.ul s!"‘ I'1.. '
oY a here are ptra-rd *:ll> -"r.. ' » •< __
lions. Tin y .-to.II,I |*-I> "
Ait i- duty a;>|»eci . " <••,! ' •
, | l„ l,is-|l»II.C -tl-ttl.t l"I> ‘‘U '
ioneralty iidiiiilt'd. , ,.p
Wo t.o; 0 tills ||‘,> ■«’ ..'rv
U o see tiiiiuoli <'l * .it
shuckne*” a .1 flsottlieie, « ■ .
iioiliici.J till.' into ,,ui i'-,:‘.. .
s; oct t.o our * . ...
•iiul sisters, i.lljlli t‘» i.i'l ioo
n't* liis vygai1,14 l*K* ? r
u lluru-ooU, *»/■■''! ( :"'XL:)
(IS mill's above l'1*-'- r i
iiE.annual session n. t. * ^ ^ j4v
X w il commence the la-•• ji} \...
narv next, ami tel ininate t-,c ' ^ t
cernbtrr ensuing. »• • lM ( v o>
en in the foho w nj hi am
■raphy, grading IN-nnianj, , .
lie, English Gramm r.(»< j ^•
Lectures on Kheloiic, hi '‘V , (.,.
tnry, Natural INisloanpav. • ;•
system o! Surve) ing. ^ vv .
bond, tuition, iuilging ar. • ^ ...;■
ring flu* sc! olastit yeM °* ^ v,.f;
will be SI 13, about o: e one ^ .
stance to no paid ‘il ai*v
,\ ho remain during »■»!!:« i > - - ^ ,
A-.ntr, vacation uid he cba^i(
litional sum id *b. i“L 1 o
ers will tie u derlim . ..
;p,K!enceamlinsiiucimn of ^- . ,
tmJ her Sis*its. win* w ,1. f )
Httention U> tin* mm a‘, a* • y ; .
ielifctual improvement of ‘ ‘ ' &t p
No male boarder, over ^ ,
will, in any instance «>t ,irno
cannot produce s;j‘,‘,;ltt,/cvers^^
of correct deportment. L°: <0^
ed ro tire subscriber, near ;
Fanqui-r Co., Va., ».&
jKFFERSaN sn.'^
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