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fUBLliJilCD DAILY AND lUI-WKfcKLY BY
HDQAH SSOWDEA.
AT.KX4NDRIA;
FRIDAY MOKMN* Ai’KiL IT, 1507. j
From the proceedings of a railroad meet
ing held at Patrick Ct. House, it appears that
the people of that rich and populous county
are fully aroused in regard to the contemi la- j
ted railway connection between Lynchburg ;
and North Carolina. Among the resolutions |
passed, were the following: j
R solved 1st, That we hail with gratitude the ;
dawning of better times, as manifested by a
late Act of the Legislature ot North Carolina,
granting a charter for the purpose oi con
structing a railroad communication from
High Point, NVC., on the North Carolina ;
Central Railroad, by Salem and Germantown
to or near Danbury, and thence to the ^ ,r' j
ginia line; and we feel it to he our impera
tive duty as citizens of one great Kepubiic j
to extend the hand ot fellowship to our breth
ren of the old “North State" in bebaii ol
the contemplated enterprise.
Resolved 2nd, That in our opinion no coun- j
try couid be more benefited by a judicious j
system of internal improvements than our > j
is destined to be by the extension of said
line* on and through this portiuu ot our State j
to the city of Lynchburg, thus to connect;
with the Orange and Alexandria r<*ad, in con- j
tinuation of the great North and South Air j
Line route, thus completing the great chain j
of Bee-line or straight-shoot Railroad be
tween New Orleans. Mobil®. Atlanta, \N ash- j
irgt m, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York j
and Boston, a route wtiid will furnish an out- .
let for the incalculable wealth of this Pied -1
mont country, to tbe great markets auu com
mercial cities of the Lmted S:ates.
The steamer Eiiessou, arrived at New
York, on Tuesday night, with Liverpool d\tes
to tho 1st inst. She brings but little addi
tional news.
Breadstuflfs were buoyant. Wheat inac
tive at an advance of 2d. Flour generally
closed with an advancing tendency. Pri
ces advanced 6d(jr<>ls. Corn generally closed
with an upward tendency. Prices 1*. higher.
Ked wheat 7-(m8$. Corn, white 33s [email protected]
34«; yellow 32s. ># i i
Western Canal dour 27(0,29-; Ohio 29
(><♦32?; Southern [email protected]
Lord Palmerston’s ministry has beea su^-,
tained in the recent elections, so far.
Tho National Inteiligeucer says:—“The!
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, we regret to j
state, wiil have its through navigation dc-;
laved two weeks beyond tho expected time of I
commencement, owing to the breaking away j
of a crib at tbe new work at Bam No. o.— ,
This crib became washed out cf its place, |
and the necessary consequence is much in
crease of work aod delay in point of time.”
Tho steamer Loui>iana, on her trip last
week, from Norfolk to Baltimore, came into
collision with a schooner in the bay, and was
•i much damaged, as to have to lay up t »r
re, airs. She will soon, however, be on the
r >ute again. Fortunately no lives were lost ;
—but the escape was narrow, fn m a seri-1
ovs accident.
According to the accounts trorn China, re
ceived by way of San Francisco, the emper
or was desirous of peace and had appointed
an imperial commissioner for Canton in the
place of Gov. Yeb, with instructions to open
negotiations for peace, and, it necessary, to
re-open Canton for trade.
The death of Col. Edward Schley, a pro
minent citizen of Frederick, Md.t which took !
place on Sunday night last, was caused by a
violent attack of pneumonia, a few days pre
vious. Mrs. MaTy Ann Evitt died suddenly
in tho sumo city on Monday night, of apo
plexy. _
Owing to the failure of the iast Legisla
ture of Indiana, to make the necessary ap
propriations, the Asylums for the deal and
dumb and the blind in Indianapolis, have
been closed, and tbe children returned to
their respective counties.
. The people of New Orleans were last week
erioving their usual spring sport of horse
racing, the “Crescent” describing the weather
as among April’s sweetest efforts, bright,
clear ard brerzy. The ladies were promi
nent on the stands.
“Clover Hill” tafm, in Loudoun County,
containing 308 acres, was, on Monday lat-t,
sold bv tbe Commissioners of sale, for the
sum of $4o,65 cents per acre, llenry 'V irte
purchaser. ^
Mr. Buchanan is said to be tbe oldest man
that has ever assumed tho Presidential office,
and that Gen. Cass, now seventy-four y»*ars
of age, is the oldest man that has ever filled
lie office of Secretary ot State.
Mr. William Watson, died ia Aquasco dis
trict, in Prince George’s county, Md., on the
2d instant, aged one hundred and eight year.*.
Messrs. R. J. T. White and Beveriy
Hutchison, are the Democratic candidates for
the Legislature, from Loudoun county.
l atte of tUc Deaf Mutes.
The deaf mutes were brought before Judge
Purcell this forenoon. He decided that the
court has jurisdiction in the matter and
agaiDst the admission of any new testimony;
aud ordered the children to be given in charge
of the Columbia Institute for the deaf, dumb,
and blind, of which Hon. Amos Keudall is
President, when that gentleman shall execute
a bond of $6U0 to the Orphans’ Court. At
thi* point Skinner by signs conveyed to toe
children the idea that they were to be im
prisoned in a dungeon aud suffer indignities*
and abuse. Toeir feelings which had been
wrought to a high pitch during tbe trial
could no longer be restrained, and a heart
reodiog scene ensued. They clung to him,
and with frantic gestures and moans tried to
give utterance to their thoughts. The scene
arrived at such a violent pitch that Skinner
was ordered from the room, and refusing to
obey he was forcibly ejected tberefro-n by an
officer*^ Tbe man who could thus wantonly
bartfcvr op feelings in this last *ceoe of
the drama convinced Skinner’s few remain
ing frieods of his insincerity, to call it by no
harsher name.—JToiA. Cor. of Bali. Auier.
AJLuj AAlN VJl
The late Fire in BaUlmorc.^DlitreitlDg
Loss of Life*
A terrible interest was given yesterday to
the scene of the late fire, by the discovery
that several persons were missing and sup
posed to be under the ruins of one of the
stores on Lombard street. The search was
continued throughout the day and resulted j
in th* finding tf the remains of seven persons, :
burnt, crushed and mutilated almost out of ,
all resemblance to humanity. 1 he recovery ;
o! these c rpses was attended with cons id era
ble danger, the search being prosecuted :
amidst tue heat and smoke of the still burn- j
icg ruins, and surrounded by tottering wal h j
which in one or two instances the mgh wiu
threw down.
Shortly after all the bodies had beep remov- ,
td to the central police station, that builoing ;
was literally beseiged by large crow-ds who j
were unii» us to recognize the dead. Lpe ■
following recognitions took place: Joseph K. j
Bruce, Joseph ard, (ieo. B*>v:e, J«c »b Mar
shek and Janies Huzza, lhe first body
recovered still lies at the station unrecog
nized. One of me panies, Jacob Marshek,
j„ a vouch aged about 1< years, sou of Joseph
Marshek, of Pennsylvania avenue. Jos.
Ward was a yt ung man, aged 21 years, who
worked for Mr. Odell, brass founder.
About eleven o’clock last night Mr. Muller,
merchant tailor, of S:. Paul, near Fayette
street, recognized the remains of hi* nephew,
a young u.ao named James Hasson. He
was ah« ur 21 years of age, and resided with
his mother, on Pratt street, adjoining the
l nion fiotqjv Uis body, as were those of
the rest, whs placed in coffins by Rodenmey
er, and conveyed to the residence of their pa
rents. 8“verjii parties are still missing and
tueir bodies are no doubt under the ruins, j
At dunk last evening search was suspended, ;
but it w ill he resumed at an early hour in the
morning.—Halt. Sun.
TelegrapUic Despatches*
Nashua, April 13.—0. K. Bradford, a
painter and dealer in hangings, was arrested j
yeeterday afternoon for scaling the keys of j
the Nashua Bank. He entered the house of
the Cashier through a back door, about 11
o’clock Saturday night, and remained there ;
until Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. When ]
the Cashier arrived from church, he missed !
some of the keys to the Bank and imrnedi- i
ntely suspected that the most important ones i
were stolen.
On looking in the bag where they are kept
in a secret place, ne tounn it witn piece-* 1
of iron representing the keys. Not suspect
ing that the rouge would be in the house, a |
search was not made, but the daughter of the
Cashier having gone up stairs, looked under
a bod and found the tuief quietly enjoying
himself with a luncheon, iielp was called
and he was secured. The keys were found
in his possession.
Go examining the fellows'* trunk, two
bracelets belonging to the wife of Dr. Graves,
whose house was entered a few weeks since
in the same manner, and valuable property
stolon, were b>und, which clearly identified
him as the thief.
Boston, April 14.—The Rev. O. P. tar
ringcon, Methodist clergyman at Cohas9et, is
being examined before a Church Council on
charge of adultery, lying and indecent expo
sure of person, lie is about 35 years old,
preached for $500 a year, and has a wife and
seven children. A member of his church is
the accuser. Eider Paul Townsend presides
over the examination, w hicli causes great ex
citement in Cohasset and vicinity.
The Dalton divotee case commenced before !
Judge Merrick of the Supreme Court this
morning. It is a sequel to tre Coburn
a lid Dalton assault case, which resulted in
the death of young Sumner. R. II. Dina,
p*q., appears for Mr. Dabon, and the j
Rufus Choate and II. F. Durant, esq., for the j
defendant.
Chicago, April 14.—A collision occurred j
at Milwaukie on Friday, between two Deputy
United States Marshals and the Sherift of
Milwaukie county, relative to the property
of Mr. Booth, editor of the Free Democrat.
No violence was used on either side, and the
Sheriff retained the property. The affair
is in consequence ot the Garland slave case.
A fire at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on the 8th
in-t , destroyed the flour and planing mill of
White, Dver & Gregory. Loss, $30,000, in
surance, $15,000.
Pittsburg. Pa., April 14—A disastrous
fire broke out io South Pittsburg this morn- j
ing. It originated Accidentally in the plain- j
ing-niill ot J. ines Meilcnger, destroying the j
centre tuilding and about two million feet j
of seasoned lumber; also three adjoining j
dwellings. Mellcnger’s loss is estimated at
$80,000, of which $10 000 is insured—$0,000
in Pittsburg offices, $0 000 in the State Mu
tual, and $1 OoO in the Farmers’and Mechan
ics, Philadelphia.
Boston, April 15.—The numbers of the
I City Government litre gave a dinner yester
| day to the ctSoers of the United States frigate
Merrimac. Speeches were made by Mayor
, Rice, Captain Pendergra-s and others.
New' York, April 15 — Policeman Stephen
P. llardeubrook was last night murdered by
two turglars whom he had arrested in the
act of robbery. They stabbed biui in his
buck and he died !«oon atterward. Both mur
derers escaped.
Milwaukie, April 15.—The Milwaukie
and Mississippi Railroad has been completed
.1 a 1 * * 1 _ _ 2 A aw ..itiiat A r% t i* » ! n i A ( I
U> Hit' I’ll'MJ'lf'H'* vav-utoiuu ,.V,.*
for Prairie Du Chieu this morning. Ihere
is great rejoicing.
Albany, April 14.—At our Charier elec
tion to-day six Democrats and four American
Alderman were elected. Republicans none.
An American gain ot two since last Spring.
Of the Supervisors, six Democrats, three
Americans and one Republican were elected.
A Democratic Assessor and Justice were
elected by large majorities. The vote was j
very light.
Trenton, April 14.—At our city election
to-day, toe entire Democratic ticket was suc
cessful. Joseph Wood, tor Mayor, has 3’i8 j
majority. In the Council there is a Demo
cratic majority.
Chicago, April 14.—The election returns
from Ohio indicate the success of the Republi
can candidates for State offices, by a majority
equal to the November election.
Paterson, X. J.. April 14.—The Charter
election ot this city to-day, resulted in the i
election of Judge Sanford, Democrat, for |
Mayor, by 220 majority, aud Mr. Quiun,
Democrat" for Clerk, bv 50 or 00.
Boston. April 15.—The ship Panther from
Ciilcuttta went ashore yesterday at Nahsnt.
She has seven leet of water in her hold but
will probably be got off.
New York, April 15.—Tbe Commander of
tbe United States steamer Wabash has re
ceived orders to proceed to sea immediately.
New York, April 15—Tbe steamer Asia
i sailed l»ence to-day at loud for Liverpool
with S32A000 in specie.
• Concorp. N. 11.. April 14—Ex-President
I Pierce arrived at his heme, in Concord, this
j evening.
VFAKM FOR SALS—1 wish to sell my
FARM, in the county of Fauquier, situa
teu in a healthy region of country, about equi
distant from Piedmont and Markham Stations,
on the Manassas Cap Railroad. As said es
tate is not composed of the first quality of soil,
I will take a proportionally smaller price lor
it, and will make a still further reduction for
cash. Sod land has been known as the “WIL
LIS ADAMS” FARM, and adjoins the lands of
[ Messrs Samuel T. Ashby, Andrew Chunn, Jas.
Rust and Jas. Adams For further particulars,
apply fo the subscriber, at Piedmont Station,
j THOMAS MARSHALL.
Piedmont Station, ap 1"—law 3m
UA U A/iJU-L XJLJ 11^
Old Clinrctir». Mlnl-trrn, and Families
of Virgin!*.—BY BISHOP MEADE.
St. Paul’s Church. Alexandria, and
Cameron and Shelburne Parishes, _i
doun.—We have already said that 5>t. * aui s
church grew out of a difference between t • j
Rev Mr. Gibson and the congregation ot
Christ church, in 1809. There were wor- j
thy persons in the vestry and congregation
who thought that Mr. Gibson’s apology for
the manner in which he resigned his charge
ought to have been accepted, and that ho |
should have been allowed to withdraw bis |
resignation and continue ois ministry. The |
majority of the vestry thought otherwise, and ;
that it would be better to let the connection j
fie dissolved. Some of the vestry and of the :
congregation, thought that the harshness of
manner and ianguage sometimes apparent in
his discourses proceeded from an honest zeal, j
which made him speak very differently trom !
the tame way and courteous strain of the old ;
clergy, and therefore determined to form a
new congregation. They accordingly pur
chased admail vacant church, belonging to
the Presbyterian denomination, and com
menced services in it. Oa tbe 23d of Jan
uary, 1810, a vestry was organised, consist- i
ing of Daniel McLean, LawToncc ilooff, ;
James B. Nicholls. Mark Butts, Nathaniel j
C. Hunter, John Young, Joseph ihomas,
Adam Lynn, Joseph Thornton, John Hnufi, j
Thomas West Peyton, to whom at different :
times, until the year 1832 have been added,
Charles Page, Toomas Moore, Augustine ,
Newton, Ferdinand Mastellar, John Gird, ;
Law rence Lewis, Humphrey Peake, W. 0.
Gardner, Janies Eutwisle, I-aao Canned, j
Christopher Neale, George Johnson, Nor
man Fitzhugb, Stlas Reed, Lewis A. Cuze- j
nove, Bonjamiu f. Kendall. Beyond this
the list furnished me does not extend.
Ministers of Si. Paul's Church.—Tbe It >v.
Mr. Gibson resigned his charge in the mouth |
ot September, 1811. the loilowing Feb
ruary the Ftsv. Wm.^Vilnaer entered un-m
the charge and continued in it until the 19th ,
of October, 1826, when he accepted the j
Presidency of NN liliain and Mary College, i
During his ministry the old church was tn- i
larged and the present church built and the j
congregation irn reased manifold. Ot Dr. j
Wilmer 1 have al.eady spoken in one of tue {
articles ou Williamsburg. 1 will only add j
that the congreguGon could not have been j
supplied with one better calculated to build
it up, whether we consider his z^al, prudence, j
nr ability for the work, in private or public. ■
During hisresidence in Virginia he was al
ways sent to the General Convention, an i
when there, chosen to preside over its deiib- j
eration*. With Ins pen ho defeuded Pro- ]
testauism against Romanism, and moderate |
views of the Cfturch and sacraments, against !
certain extravagant ones which were, at that
early period, finding their way amongst us. j
At the resignation of Mr. W timer, tho Rev. j
Wiliam Jack&on was chosen, but did not
enter upon bis duties until February, 1827. J
Most acceptably and usefully did he labor in
this congregation, until his resignation in
June, 1832, when he accepted a call to St. j
Stephen’s church, New Tt*rk. Ho loft St. i
Paul’s and the diocese of Virginia, with the
deep regrets or all who knew his amiable
character, heard his excellent sermons, and
had opportunity to appreciate his great
worth. The Rev. Jas. T. Johnston was then
elected, and entered upon his duties in tne
fall of 1833, and cotitinnes the minister un
til the preheut time, 1857.
I find one or two things on the records of
this parish which are worthy of insertion.—
Bishop Madisou was applied to, to conse
crate the first St. Paul’s chnreh but de
clined, on account ol collegiate duties, and
requested Bishop Claggntt to perform the
office, which was done promptly and much
to the gratification of all. An instance of
liberality deserves to be inserted. The first
St. Paul’s church wa* bought on credit. f<>r
the sum of $3,500. In the year 1813, Mr.
Daniel McLean,one of the vestry, paid the
amount and made a deed to the vestry tor it.
The second church so exceeded the fii>t in
size and expense as !o cost $20,000. Provi
dence having so favored both of the congre
gations in Alexandria, the Qhurch of one be
ing built by a levy on the people, the other
by such individual liberality, and each hou>e
being tilled to overflowing, and ano.lur need
ed, it is hoped that in gratitude for the past
they will unite their endeavors and contribu
tions in behalf of a third.
Cameron and Shelburne Parishes.—
Cameron parish was cut ofl' from Truro par
ish in 1749, and until 1709 included Shel
burne parish. A lew woros will suffice f<>r
all the information 1 have to communicate
concerning it* Id the year 1758 the lvrv.
John Andrews was its minister, whether be
fore or after this, or bow long is not known.
Whether be wf\3 the minister who was sub
sequently the Professor at Williamsburg, and
after the war discontinued the mioiftry and
moved to Philadelphia, is uot know d. lie
was ordained in 1749 and the Rev. Archi
bald Avans, vho probably succeeded him in
Cameron parish, in l*Gi. In the years
1773, 1774 and 1770, the Rev. fcpencer Gray
son was the minister, whether before, or af
ter, or how long, nut known, \V e hear noth
ing of this parish after the Revolution.—
There was a church in it Dear the Gum
spiing, the traces of which are yet to be
seen. There was, I think, another not far
from the junction of the roads from George
town and Alexandra to Leesburg.
In addition to this brief notice of Came
ron and Shelburne parishes we are able to
turmsn tne following concerning u.c
latter, taken from an old vestry book, or rath
er fragment of one, commencing in 1771 and
ending 1806. On the 10;h of April, in the
year 1771, the church-wardens, John Lewis
and Thomas Shore, are directed to employ
some minister to perform divine service once J
in every three months, during pleasure, and j
that the preference be given to tne Kev. Mr. j
Scott, and that the minister employed do
preach at Leesburg and the other chapel |
(called the Mountain Chapel) in the parish, j
as also at some convenient place near the j
gap of the Short Hill, to be fixed on by the |
church-wardens. On the 27th ot July, of j
that year, at the meeting of the vestry, it
appears that the Rev. Archibald Avans who
was no doubt the minister in the parish of
Cameron, in the year 17G9, two years be- j
fore, when Shelburne was cut ofl from it, j
and who was living in the part which was
assigned to Cameron, bad moved into Shel*
[ urne and claimed to be its miuisier. This j
the vestry resisted, and advertised for a min
ister in the A irginia Gaaette. lu the month
of August of the same year we find the fol
lowing entry: “Mr. William Leigh, a stu- !
dent ot William aud Mary College, having
been warmly recommended to this vestry by
the president, masters and professors of 6aid I
college, as a young man ot sound learning,
unfeigned piety, and unexceptional morals, |
we do hereby undertake and agree to re- j
ceive bim as minister of this parish, provided
it should continue vacant till he returns 1
from Great Britain in holy orders, unless
he should by some misconduct forleit the
good opinion we eo tens in of bim.” At a
meeting in November of the esme year,
5,312 pounds of t< bueco were levied for the
Re?. James Scott, who bad been officiating
for them. He was dv>ubtless the minister of |
Prioce William parish, if whom we have
formerly written, and who had been engaged j
to visit this parish during the last six months.
In the next month we find the Rev. David
Griffith elected and unanimously recommend- 1
ed to the Governor for induction, which was
a striking proof of their confidence in him. ]
Five thousand weight of tobacco was added •
to his salary in plac- of a glebe—there being
none at that time. Mr. Griffith continues
their minister until May, 1770. During that
year he engaged in the Revolutionary strug
gle, chaplain. There is no record of any
meeting of the vestry a»ter May the 22d,
1776, until April 27th, 1779. in 1780 j he
vestrv advertise f >r a minister. From 1776
to 1792 the vestry was unable to obtain a
minister. Indeed it was impossible to c >1* '
lect anything for that purpo'e. Tb® glebe
which had be-*n purchased for Mr. Griiiith
was rented out during th«»t time lor a very
small sum. In the year 1794 the Ilev. Alex
ander Jones js mini-ier for one year on a
salary of £50. In 1796 the Rev. Alexander j
Me Faria o becomes the minister, on the writ
ten condition, that he may be rein >ved at
any time according to the canons of the
Church of Virginia. He engaged to preicb j
two Sundays at Leesburg, one at the P t
ilou<e and one at Middieburg. in the year ;
1801. Mr. McFarlan, iu a letter to the veatr?, «
re-igos the parish and Lives up the glebe, ou ;
the express condition that tlmy choose tlie
Rev. Jofin I>uun as his successor. The ves- ;
try accept bis resignation, ad ling that they
h .re no regard to his conditions wh s o o he
had no right to make. They, however, elect
Mr. Donn, who was their worthy minister |
until his de»th in 1827. lie was ordainei
Priest by R.shop Madison. Mr. Ibinu was ;
suddenly seized with paralv*s while per- |
forming service in Middieburg, and died in
Leesburg shortly after.
I was c ille l to witness his happy, triumph
ant death, and after some rime to make an
improvement of both his liie aod death in a i
funeral discourse whica was published at
the time. Had I a copy ot it, i would matte
use of some parts thereof, in order to convey i
to my readers trie impressions then resting
on my own mind anti on that of the com
munity concerning this excellent man. loo
text was: ‘Uphold an Is iraed'e indeed, in
whom there is no guile.’ And seldom has it
ever been so true ol any of the frail children
of men. He was in aii thing a most sincere
and upright man, “speaking the truth lrom
his heart.” lie was a man of most humble j
and contented mind, lie lived on his glebe,
and though not much ot a fanner, and a very j
easy master to the few servants belonging to
himself or Mrs. Dunn, lived on its proceeds, i
receiving little or nothing else, until per- j
haps the last few years ot bus life. 1 can
never forget his w iris ut* 1 inks, when walk- j
ing about his premises, he told me that he
had nothing to wish lor more—that he h;;d
corn enough io his granary to last uutii ;
Christmas, and some hay, and was out oi |
debt, and what do 1 want in .re: he empuat- ;
ically asked. Mr. Dunn was a man u! sound |
viewsol religion and an honest preacher <4
them. From the time of the first efforts for |
the revival oi ul religion in \ irginia uril'l
his death, he was a member ot the Standing
Committee oi the Diocese, and punctual in
his attendance, though living at some dis- I
tance from the place where its meetings were :
held.
Mr. Dunn was succeeded by the Rev. loos.
Jackson, who continued for thr^e years to ,
fill the place with ability and great accentu- i
bieness. The llev. Mr Cutler tnen spent a
year in the parish, and at the end ot that !
time removed to his present charge in Brook- j
lyn, New York.
The llev. Geo. Adie took charge of it in
18112, and continued in it until this dt atii in j
1850, being its faithful, laborious, and belov
ed minister for nearly 24 Years, and has ;
been succeeded by the Rev. Mr. Caldwell.—
Mr. Adie, for many years, connected with
his charge nr Leesburg, regular though in
frequent services at Upoerviile, Middleburg, j
anu Aldie. lie also acted as chaplain to •
rhe female school at Belmont, a tew miles j
trout Leesburg, kept by Miss Margaret Mer- |
cer. For a faithful and deeply interesting ,
account of this remarkable woman, \ve must j
refer our readers to the little volume, by Dr. j
Caspar Morris, of Philadelphia, than which
there are few biographies more just, more
edifying, or pleasing. MBs Mercer still ■
lives iu the memories and attentions of her
numerous pupils, who are scattered over the j
land. For some years the Sunday afternoon j
services of Mr. Adie were held in the large
hall at Belmont, but as there were many poor
in tbe neighborhood, Miss Mercer, at her
own expense, put up a neat little chapel, a
short distance irom the house, for their ben- j
efit. 1 have spent some interesting seasons
in this house ot God, preaching and adminis- •
tering confirmation. Miss Mercer was then .
and there to be seen, in her highest glory and !
happiness, in tbe midst r.f her pupils and the
poor. At her death a tomb was erected in
the church yard, by a general contribution
from her pupils, with the following in- j
scription: “8acred to tbe memory of Mar- j
garet Mercer, born July, 1st, 1791. Died i
September 17;h, 1840. lier remains repose
beneath the chancel of the church, built by
her own self denying labors. This monu
ment is erected by her pupils, as a testimony
oi their admiration ot her elevated Christian
character, and of their gratitude tor her in
valuable instructions.”
The history of the churches in Shelburne
parish, as seen ou the vestry book, is amu
sing. For some years before the war, the
record stares that various places were deter
mined upon, and then abandoned ; various
plaus agreed upon, and then changed. Twice |
was it ordered that a church be built ul a j
place belonging to George W illiam f airfax, i
once on the land of Col. Iayloe, then at the
fork of the road leading to Noland’s Ferry : j
sometimes it was to be ol wood, then of i
stone: sometimes oi one size, then of nnoth- j
er. I am unable to designate either ol the
places. The war came upon them, while
thus divided in senti ; ent, and settled the !
question in favor ol none. It was not until
tbe second war w»tn hngiami tint an epis
copal church wos begun in Leesburg, on its
present site. Services were held by Mr.
Dunn in the o d Presbyterian church in
Leesburg, and the free church iu Midile
burg.
A few words concerning the old glebo in
this parish, will not be without interest to
the present generation. About the year 1 <»2
a tract of land containing 465 acres, on the
north fork of Goose creek, was purchased, !
ar.d soon after a house put upon it. When j
Mr. Dunn became minister in 1801, an ctlort
was made by the overseers of the poor to
sell it, but it was effectually resisted at law. ,
At the deathof Mr. Dunn, in 1827, tbe over-j
seers of the poor again proceeded to sell it.
The vestrv was divided in opinion a* to the
course to be pursued. Four of them. Dr. W. ;
C. Sdden, Dr. Henry Claggeft, Mr. Fayette j
Ball, and George M.Chichester, were in favor
of resisting it—the other eight thought it
best to 1st it share the fate of ail the ott ers.
It was accordingly sold. Ihe purchaser
lived in Maryland, and of course the matter
might be brought before the Supreme Court
as a la*t resort, should the court.- of A irginia
decide against the Church's claim. 1 he mi- j
noritv of four, encouraged by the decision of ,
tbe Supreme Court iu the case o! tbe tairfax
glebe determined to engage in a lawsuit for
it. It was first brought in VV irehester and
decided against the Church. It was then
carried to tbe Court of Appeals, in Rich
mond, and duringits lingering progress there
three out of four of the vestrymen, who en
gagfdin it, died, and the fuurtb was persua- j
deo to withdraw it.
List of the Vestrymen o) Shelburne Parish,
from the year 1771 to 180(5.—William Suntn, •
Thomas Lewi«, James Hamilton, Francis ;
Peytoo, Josias ClaDham. Levin Powell, John
Lewis, Thomas Ousley, Thos. Shore, Thomp
son Mason, Stephen Donaldson, Craveu Pey
ton, Col. Won. Bronaugh, Col. John Aiex- I
ander, Joshua Gore, Thos. Res«pass. Jos.
Combs, Col. Seymor Triplett, Ttiumas Ken
ner, J. Daniel,* Benjamin Grayson, Joseph
Lane, Stephen Thompsons Maaon, Matthew
Ruat, Wilson C. Selden, Chas. Bennett, A.
B. T. Mason, William Bronaugh, jr., W. H.
Powell, William. Jones, Thomas Fouub, Wil
liam Fouke, Dr. Thos. Simm, Burr Powell,
Peh r t>. Whiling Jas. Leith, William Ch>l
ion, djarlea Fent,n Meteor, i tie vcetry
book from the y-or 1806 to this present tiui*1
having been mislaid or lost, a friend has sent
me from recollection rtie following list'd v»*n
Irvmen in addition to the above. V«. C. S^l- j
3 '0, lie rv Ciaggett, Richard 11. Headers in. .
W. T. T. Ma^oii, Faveite^B ill, G. M. Ch:che«- |
ler, Jno. i. Harding, William £l>zey, Lew1.' 1
Rerkelv. 1> Mauisby, 0. J) uglsss, W. H.
Gray, Dr. J. Gray, W A Powell, G*»orge .
Lee, J. P. Smart, II. Saunders. A. i> *it, 0. ;
Powell, 0. ti •mpMtone. John W ildman, S. I
K. Jack*on, 15. W. Harrison, II. 1. Harrison,
J. Urr, Thomas IL Ciaggett.
The Powell Familv.—I have not been
able io ascertain anything very certain con* j
cerning the family of Powells which appears ;
on the records of the Church io Loudoun j
County. The name ol Powell is a very an- ;
cieut one on the civil records of \ a. buth* |
bert Po*el was coeval in Lancaster County 1
with the first *f >hn Carter. Indeed the name !
is found uu one or more of the earliest 1 i«»t<*t i
adventurers to V a. Col. Pu\vel,of L u-iouu,
lather of Messrs. Leveu, Durr, Cuthbert.
Alfred Pow* 11, and their sisters, married a
ndir relative of the Rev. Mr. il irrison. of
Dumfries, ol whose ancestors some account ,
taken from rhe record oi Westminster pa
rish, Lngland, wfas given in oar sketch ot
Dettingea parish. C> 1. Poweil was oo.'e a
member of Congress from his district. \\ ith j
his widow 1 was uctjuainredujn the earlier
years ol my ministry, £>ne was one whose
ti ielity to the Church, no adversity could
shame. When ad others were deserting it
she continued steadfast. A minister ol an
other denomination was once conversing w ith
her on | jet oi his owu and her Courch,
ar d said^Br there was but little difference
between then.; that they were like twin sis
ters. Whether she su-pected him ot s me
design at proselyting or not, I cannot say, but
sne very decidedly replied, *‘it might be s>,
but that she greatly preferred one ol the
sisters to the other.” Sue was old fashioned
in all her ways; in her dies*, her home, and
furniture, anu d-unesfic occupation*. Sne
lived in a plain house, a lime back of the
main and indeed only street in Middleburg.
On one of my j lurueys to Alexandria, while
stopping on a summer’’s atteruoon, at that
place, I walked over to her abode, and found
her busily engaged at Her wheal, spin wig t >w
or flax—uu woat was called the small wheel
m those day, in contradistinction to that oo
wSiieii wool and cotton were spun, and which
was called the large w heel. The march of
improvement has leit both sorts far behind,
and with them much honest domestic nidus
i i 1 1 -t * .
irv ariu MUUsiailllai doming.
U le word concerned my old friend Mr.
Lewis Berkeiy, ot Aldie We were schoM
buys together. He was descended from the
old family of Berkleys in M.ddlesex, which
lived at Barneinis, on the Pyanka'ank, and
which was the last to leave the (N umy, alter
having been a main prop to the Church tur
more than one hundred and fifty yoare.. Mr.
Lewis Berkeiy married a daughter of Mr.
William Noland, an old member of the
Legislature from L >udoon, in days long
fduoe parsed away. Mr. Noland signalized
himself by his zealous advocacy of the law
against du liing. So ju>t and sensible was
his speech on tue subject, that it was soon
introduced into the school books or coiiee
tijiis of pieces f«>r school boys, and still holds
its place. Mr. Berkeiy, his excellent wife, and
Mr. and Mrs. Noland, wore lor a long term of
years the pious, consistent, active and liberal
supporters of the Episcopal Church in Lou
doun, whether the services were at Aldie,
Middieburg, or even twelve miles off, at Lees
burg, at which bitter place tuey often atten
ded. — Sou Hi. Ch u n il m a n.
Plies In Georgetown.
Our Georgetown neighbors have suflered
considerably this week in the way of tires.
On Monday evening, a tire took place in the
interior of Mr. Joseph Libbey’s residence
on First street, which destroyed some hun
dreds of dollars worth of property before it
was put out. On Tuesday afternoon the
stable and arbor in the rear of Mr. \ ineent
Tavlur’s dwelling were burnt. They are
said to have been set on fire by the carele.-s
usu of matches in the hands of some boys.
The must seii-ms fire, however, tooK place
yesterday about 2 o’clock P. M. on We*t
?rrm. between Washington and Congress
streets. It broko out in thereof of the three
store brick residence of Mrs. Magruder, near
toe chimney-stack, and commumea'ed thence
to the adjoining house of Mrs. Abbott, and
to that at some distance in the rear on Beail
street, owned and occupied by Ci m. Stephen
Cassin. Ail these were burnt our, leaving
nothing but bare walls. The roofs uf several
other buiidmgs, some at great distances,
caught fire, so high was the wind ami so iar
were the sparks and flakes ui lire curried.—
There were, how ever, no other buildings con
sumed l uc the three we have mentioned,
which were all, as we learn, pretty well in
sured. — Sat. Ini till jt ncer.
The Polomac.
Dr. Thomas G. Clinton, formerly assistant
examiner in the Patent Office, ha- sent us a
plan bv which he proposes to retain a first
class navy yard a* Washington, to recussi
tate the Chesapeake ard Ohio Canal, and to
give a eommeieial biHs to the Di.-trict of
C durrhia. He says that the cause < fliieorge
town Buffering ir<>m b*ck water during fresh
eta, and Washington from shoal water, is to
be found in the suddeu bend of the liver
from east to 8<>uth at the junction oi the two
cities. His plan removes thi* enu^e hy giv
ing an i**ue to the river in the direct line «*!
iu current force, abiutthe line of Virginia
avenue, first ward. He calculate* the ex
penses of the execution of the wo rks at S2,
U2-V-hS4 50, and the returns from the new
land made out of excavation, end graded pri
vate property purchased, at £2,250,474 2U.—
K r Herald.
ORE PIANOS RECEIVED.'—lam in re
ceipt <*f another supply ot those umival
eu riANOS, manufactured hy H. Worcester, of
New York, "which for sweetness o: ton*3. power
and durability, are unsurpassed hy any in
America "
Sjsays the New York Express, whose Editor
has had one ir, use for some twelve years or
more, and he pronounces it as good as when he
first got it.
Permit me to refer you to the following per
sons near home:—Messrs. Wm. H. Fowle and
Andrew Jamieson. Alexandria. Mr. Charles J.
fctovin. Fauquier; Messrs. John Smith and John
F. Brandt, Warrenton; Miss Mary Jane Ho«.e.
and Mr. Geo. Brown, n-ar Upperville, Va.. and
the Misses Forneret, Culpeper C. H., and it you
wish to see one that lias stood the test of ten
years' constant use, call on Mrs. Howard, at
VVarrenton, to whom I sold my old Piano when
1 mov^d Irorn Fauq .i*»r*
Call and see them and satisfy yourselves, and
pa’roriise h**me enterprise, and don’t suffer your
own Virgima towns “to go to gras*.’’ while oth
ers are fattening on Virginia support. This is
your market—come help to make it better. 1
warrant every PIANO 1 sell,
ap 17—ri JOHN H. PARROTT.
4 NEW BOOK ON THE CHURCH —
/\ Priesthood and Clergy unknown lo Christian
ity. or the Church, a Community of Co-Equal
Brethren, by Campaginator. price 75 cts.
The Chanty of the Primitive Churches. Histori
cal Studies upon theintlnence of Christian Chari
ty during the liist Cen’uriesot our -Era, with
some considerations touching its bearing upon
Modern Society, by Rev. Stephen Chaste!, ot
Geneva, Switzerland, translated by G. A. Ma*
tile, .$1. Just published, and for sale by
ap 17 ROBERT BELL.
DUFFIELD HAMS—To arrive this day by
the Diamond State, a few tierces of the
celebrated “DUFFIELD HAMS’ —the first we ■
have been able to get this season, for sale by |
ap 1C T. M. McCOEMICK U BRO.
Tl»e Battle with the Indian* In \V*»h
Ingioii Territory.
To the editor of the Alexandria Gazette:
Washington Tkrrit kv, Nov. 25, 1^56.
As there are several officers attacoed to
the 1-. S. Steamer Massachusetts, from your
place, and its vicinity, I cake the liberty ot j
laving before you an account of quite a
spirited battle that occurred recently, here
in our immediate neighborhood, between the
officers and crew ol that vessel, and a hun
dred aud seventeen warriors of the most j
warlike of the Indian Tribes of the Russian
Possessions. It was on comparatively a
small scale certainly, but the obstinacy with j
which the Indians contended, together with
their previously established reputation for ,
bt.dncss aud bravery, have gifted tbo affair,
in this quarter of the w'orid, with very con
siderable interest.
On ti e 19 :h instant. Capt. Swartwout, ■
commanding the U. S. Steamer Ma*sacnu- ;
setts, received a note from Lieut. Col. Casey, !
commanding the lT. S. Post at Steilacoom, j
leliin«r h;m that a large force of “Northern j
Indian*'’ had just quitted that pm of Puget !
Sotin-1. where they had been committing de
predation* that could not safely be allowed ,
to pa*s unnoticed ; having robbed and ^ mai- ;
treated the inhabitants ol a portioo ot that j
town, and upon tae approach ot a party ot
regular troops, sent by him to drive them off, j
taken to their Canoes and delinerately fired |
up .n then. At the same time, the Captain i
of a Lttle steamer, that runs irregularly !
about the Sound, reached Seattle, and repor- j
ted to Capt. Swirtwout that a number ot
the *ame fleet of canoes had made an attack
on him a night or two previously, and that
he had only saved hi used oy cutting a ralt,
that he had in tow, adrift, 'and mouiug for
Olympia.
A multitude of distinct Tribes is included
under tne term “Northern Indian*,” but
i th0*e iu the habit of visiting the Sound, and
consequently the best known are the llyders
from men Charlotte Inland, and the “Sii
itenes” and “llanagar*” from around Sitka
in Russian America. All of them, however,
agree in point of character, and espeoiaiiy
; in being bold an l fearle*s; wnerem they
, differ materially from the India .s of thi*
country, with whom tue recent Indian war
I has noon waged. Trie Indians of this pur
1 ti<»n of Washington Territory have a duil
i expression ot countenance, scarcely reach
j the medium sue, and have c >aroe hair which
■ they wear very mug, as distinctive of tree*
d.jin. They, also, tlatren their heads, and J
doubtle.-s cripple or derange, thereoy, the j
’ normal growth and strength of the brain, as i
1 they possess almost nothing of the intelli
| geuce, boldness, and danng ot the Indians
j of the tar North, as just stated. 1 beso do
i n ;t deform their heads; have tine silky hair,
worn generally very short; bright, expres*
, rove black eyes; are stout a.id tail iu a large
J majority ol instances, and iu tine, are ot
sum general appearance that a single glauee
j suffices to convince one that they are no con
temptible,*no ordinary savages. They have
| gaiued a reputation tor bravery, aui con*
! tinned their right to it so repeatedly, a» d by
conduct s i unequivocal, that they have been,
| for a long time, tao terror of the bound and
i adjacent country. But tney possess too, the
| cunning of the savage a$ well as more than
! bis usual share of boldness, and when oppu
i sod ty superior numbers, do not disdaiu to
practice the maxim of the whites, “that dis
| cretion, on such occasions, at least, is the
| more commendable part of valour.n If there j
| should exist any thing approaching to an
; equality, however, and a dispute or serious
I quarrel arises, tneir first and last though; is
to decide it by uti appeal to arms, even when
i tiie advantages are against them in other re
j sped.-, as occurred in tins case* The canoes
j iu which they perform their juurneys are
j very iarg**, evm capable ot containing thir
j ty, forty, and sometimes many more persons,
I aiid toey come to Puget Sound in these for
; the purpose of acquiring properly in some
j way or other, if they art* able to take it by
j force and the opportunity is fitting, they are
j not apt to permit any doubt as to the pro*
! priety of such method to prevent their be
coming masters of it; otherwise, they will
work for it, and spend a whole winter or
sumiiur from home thus occupied; promis
ing tneaiselves a time of ease and congratu
lation when they snail finally return into
their own country, and display to their
neighbors the diiWeiit kinds and quantities
of goods accumulated by these various
means. On the morning m question, Capt.
bwartwcut got under way, and proceeding
to the part of the S >ui»d which had been
designated to him, examined it thoroughly,
but ucoher saw n r heard any thing of
them, lie then determined to go to Teeke*
let, one of tneir reports, and the site of a
large milling establishment, w here there are
almost aiwuvs opportunities for them to ob
t«in employment wdien so inclined. The
usual location ut their encampment, when
there, occupies a position acioss a narrow
stream ot water from the mill, and imme
diately on the beach; back of which is a
marshy place crossed by fallen trees and logs
, that lead up a sloping bank, some fifteen
i ;eer high, into a thick heavy f ;rest. On com
ing in signt ut this place, a large settlement of
Indians was seen on this soot. and. an
was reported afterwards, considerable ex
citement was evinced at toe same moment
| on the part of those—some thirty or forty—
I who had already applied lor, and obtained
employment in the mill. Most of them
abandoned this immediately, and crossed
over to their band, saying, “there was going
to he trouble, and that they could not desert
their Chiefs at such a time.” The anchor
was let go in the usual pi ;ce, about three
quarters of a mile from me encampment,
and a boat sent on shore to the mill to ascer
tain who the Indians were, and when they
had armed; and, aLo, to get the Captain ol
the little Steamer already mentioned —that
having reached here before us—in order that
he might go with the boats, that were getting
ready to visit the encampment, and examine
and say woether they were the same party
of whose hostile demonstrations towards
him.-eif he had recently complained. Oo
the return of this boat, saying that the In
dians had arrived on that day and the day j
before, two boats, c ;nt lining eighteen armed
men. were sent under tue command of Lieut.
Young, to them, to require their Chiefs eith
er to Como on board and have a talk, or else
to leave the Sound immediately, and never
return. The afterooou was very unfavora
ble lor any out door duty, being rainy,
rough, and blowing; but as it was presumed,
the Indians would quietly submit, no long
exposure or u.liiculty was apprehended.—
! On reaching the rhorc, the ludians mustered
! strong at the water's edge, many ot them
I armed, and to the message delivered them,
i replied that they would not go on board the j
I ship, neither w. uid they go away until they i
! thought proper, and that if the Captain was j
! in a lighting humor, they wto ready to -
gratify him. Their manner and language
were of the most insolent description. The
Captain, on learning the result of tho inter
view, fearing lest they should change their
plans, and decamp during trie night, and thus 1
escape to some other part of the Sound, un- i
punished for their insolence, and additional- !
iy inclined to mischief, and supposing, too, i
that pobHibiy a larger force might induce
them to depart from their present resolution
and accede to his terms, to attain both these
ol jects, armed the Launch, placed a howit- j
zer io her, and sent the detachment, thue re
inforced back, to lay off their encampment
until be should be enabled to get the ship
into a nearer and better position.
He also directed Mr. Young, to ore
boat with an interpreter to the leach, t<> re
peat, in per hop* plainer language, ins li-’
message to the Indians, ini.- wu» <1 t h.j;
they permsted in iwncnng to ti eir »i > r i
sa!, and il preserved all the r f mer ! ; i
ness and insolence ol manner, ihe t i; uu,
waa informed of the rennlt, bur it was solaie
before the ship c»uld be | racily mat* i« i.
that no farrher advancement towards a »e*
tleuient of the ntfair c uid be in d , cm.I
the morning. Early, therm.r**, b.ivo i a>#
containing between thirty and h <ry i.rnit ,
men, wen* t»enl with an imerj lo-br, ui.dirr
Lieut. Simms of Washington t i'y. Li-o..
Forrest, of \ ;rg»n-ia, and Air. fendun, . 4
Washington Osty, being the oth'*i . u(
panyiog officers, to give taem an other c liaise
to comply with tne term^ acquired of them.
The little Steamer had botn pressel u.to
service, also, a howitzer put on hoard of Ur,
and orders given to Mr. Cuinrnin-s, the A
ter’s Mate in charge, to keep neir t o *t, ; ,
in order to protect the landing “1 ‘he u»en,
and to give the Indians a shot every m.r
chance afterwards. Lieut. S uno*, on iau
ing, sent the interpreter to them. to know m
what decision they ii td arrived. In y a -
swered *‘it was too rough t * £■» to the sh.j.
and gnus, quin t«y to go away, evil.*nu\ n .
intending, under any oiicumstun■*»•, t> J>
either. The interpreter, deemed di-pcv-11>
argue the question with them, tut. I.. '.:.
Simms, being received t) lis*co no i tig .
to taibe pleas, and thus was e time, emi i
him away, especially as he observed th»-y
were commencing wtiat lie supposed .
war dame, and ordered the u»en to make .
dash lor toe woods directly opposite the Un
ing, intending to take a short cireu t at 1
faii upon ih«m in the riarot their enc.tui *
merit and thus foil the attempt tln-v al
would certainly make to gain the the* ter
the woods. Hut on trying the bank, t.e ; u„i
by reason ol its st»epne-s and rought.e-♦,
that its ascent would reou re too much tune,
ho therefore called them off, ai« i, wibi a
biqiuitaneous discharge Iro.u the r.dic- ot 1..■>
! own company, fioui cue Launch > hcwvzer,
which liad ovn landed, and Iran the In
dians, ordered a quick charge directly u^» iu<*
: open beach upon the encampment.
Never, 1 am confident, did a comparative
| novice in actual warfare, advance at the he . i
j of an attacking parry, or execute the entire
; details ot a similar duty in a more gal.am
land altogether unexceptionable manner.—
Even during the excitement, aiw *)*, iwv
burably at leant, atiendant upon suen reci.es,
iiis conduct, according to tii«- temimoi.y :
those who witnessed it, cmqeJird 11.»■ ai
Hon ami favorable comment oi to >" Ui i
him. Whether Httriou table to negligence r
design, I know Dot, but dre-s«u m h**
entire uniform, only partially conc«*a <<i ! v
anovercoat, fie was not only distil guisbei
from every otoer person in his company, but
also marked as toeir leader, and lU'ght i.a u
rally expect, it he thought ol it at nii. t
become the at "onger point i f utuacti* n, hs*'
a chief rnagn t ft ong much less ones, t
wards which * very hidden nllc in the w >ocis
would prefert t>ly turn.
But the abr ince of every symptom of ex
citement Iron his manor and an evident, un
asnumed the ightlessness of danger,
the two trait! especially upon which piat-**
was prodigall 'and deservedly lavished, lb
devoted him* if taithluily to th * wri u- du
ties that had evoted upon him: supermt* i-'l
ed the tiring * ie tents with their eonti-i
which were d scoveied to be as valuable
they were va ious; observed that the u < u
were not unn ce>sarilv exposed; t« ok an cc
casiooal shot at any Indian that might he
visible, and i • tine with the aid of Lien'.
Forrest and dr. Kendal!, accomplish* u\ in
about two ho> rw ar.d a half, toe object < 1 I is
mission—the iefeatof the Indians uii 1 tbedes
traction of th ir pr -perty. with the exc< \ t. a
of single c>^M>e — arid return* d to to*- -i ; .
In this action, the ship's casualties were oi *
of her best men, (justavu* Fugleb relit,
killed, and Ja- res Collins, if \ irgini.v, sligv
Jy wounded. Ibis loss, .so small as to i uu;
hers, was due as afterwards ascertained, to
the savages overloading tin ir pieces and tl us
overshooting. Boring ihe tight at d m i
throughout the day, the guns of tin* s|jp
under the control and management of L* nt.
Fairfax, were throwing shells, round sh-t
and grape, into ttie woods around the battie
ground, wherever the Indians could * itw r
be seen or were supposed to be eni.tf.'av J.
Mr. Fairfax had l»e»-n oo the sicii ii-r 1 r
several weeks previous to this aii.iir, Inn "a
th*» evening preceding it. volunteer oil r w! .» •
erver duty might be assigned b in. i !.*• t -i\ t.
supervised generally; gave direct • a
board, then got into a bo. and f• «*I1 * ui
to, and along, the beach wie-io the tir’l.'ifg
party were engaged — witbin toity < i 1i: y
yards of the Indians. He, like Lieut. S n in-,
also wore his uniform, eitt.er designedly r
thoughtle-sly, and if the latter, he w.»» - n
reminded ot tfie fact ly the whi-1i«* aid ‘ai
ling of the Indians' bullets immediately
around his b >at.
One canoe having been left in the ir.orr ir Z
hut slightly broken, owing t » its vicinity *
the Indians' station ar d entire exposure '■
their hr*-, the Capt. in the afternoon, dneen 1
a party in three boats with L:eut. I rr* -t,
drd Assistant Fog inner Khind, i! <• rg
town, I). C.; Mr. Fendall, Captain's <
am I Mr. M owe, Mister’s Mite —the wb
under tin* command of Lieut. Sum j - 11
land and destroy it. On leaving t;.e .-luf, in
stead of pulling directly for thesio-r* w i *
the canoe lay, or where they had 1 n«J< ! i
_ _:__ i._ _1 f. _ I u.. l „ . i .1 . ..»
lU'JI 11117^, liirj lv/1 nr
of theehip, where a ravine, thu-kly Med • i
with tret* and undergrowth, and at lea^t tv >
hundred yard* below the cam «, dr-"in 1
frcnt the wood* towards the water. At ti i
point, they turned and*pulled n-r the cat
and at the same moment the Indian- o
cealed in the 1-rush, opened a sh irj t.r- Ir :n
the ravine ami all along the bank it* -• :
rection of their route. The men in ti-»ir
eagerne--* to get a shot, tln-uglif le-siy -t :
up in the boats and thus presented to f*'■
a much airer mark. It was an ex- tu;
eceneevci to a spectator. There \vi- i
tinual in erchange of shots tr« in the w< •
and bad, from this time, and it wa* f*'
ed every moment that some oue in the L -* >
would C( rtainiy fall.
But it was observed at the name time, t!'.'•*•
the Indians' builet* w’ere too high gemr^ v
passing over the heads of the men, at ^r,i'
in the water beyond. They landed in * l”vr
momenta and tookcjver, still c ntinuu ; " '
tight, while a party destroyed the c»
This done, they r- -embarked and r**ur *. 1 :'
the ship—and, most singular to think
without even one person being hort.
ter'* Mate, Moore, was struck twice by ' ‘ '
or slug*, and knocked down on hi* *f'
once, being saved in one ea-e l y tl * I ,f 5 *
of hi* bowie knife, and in the other ly a'-r
barrel of his pistol.
Early on the following ni rr ing, the I',!1*
an* sued for peac<>, and suhr itted ur»c oh
tioualiy. The chief ► ubsequrntiy i:1 s 1
the Captain that he had lo^t twenty**' vp,‘
men killed, and a good many more wu;>i.<i^
Thu* terminated the batilo of Teck» let, r
Port Gamble.
PRIME FAMILY LARI> and BACON.
Tl jirkirs No. 1 Lard
100 Hams. 2,(X0 lbs. Sides
12,1)00 lbs. Shoulder freon, received by
cars from Shenandoah county, and b r sa'!* by
BKOBEKS * MONhOE.
j7 No b. North Union •*;>*■*■
WOLFE’S SCHIEDAM SCHNAPI*.
pure article, in quart and pint >»
iust received in store, and tor «ale by
tp 17 _JOHN A. dixon;
1HARLESTON OK ITS, (small Lomii.y-)
t also, Hecker'a Wheaten Grits, just rece»'*'•
in store, and lor sale by JNO. A. DIXON,
ap 17 Post Office coiner.

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