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Dotico Is hereby given tlmt on Monday, tin- 2!Mli
day nf July, 1 ft t . at tin' limno nf Miciiucl Ames
in Viirtrtiro 'tmvinliip. 1 will M to tlie luwot bidder,
in separate sections lit? in akinir of the drtiin knmvn
ilr.iin No. I 'I, cnniuiem'iuif lit or near tlie snutli
quarter post nf scctinn 1. Iut ago tmvnship: tlience
r.uniinjz mirth on or nenr the quarter lino -TO rods:
thence in ft inn-th-wcsterly direcliun tn the rurtiigo
river (tt'l-tli'-rc teritihi;ite". Tin1 milk oiimpriscs 17
sections n't' 2 A rods enrli: ttio w idth of tho I' ilti'innf
tlio first 8 section tu bo II fivt. the rem ihuhr four
feet. Thr hunks to have a sl 'po of 1'J ti I foot
in depth. The earth taken fn.m the ilitrli to be re
moved .1 frf.'t from the limk. The cutting ns in
dicatvd on Hie engiir.MT 's profile to lie adhered to in
excavating. The work to be completed by the 1st
day of Xovcmber, lStil, to the acceptance of the
Conntr Connni.sionerM. Sale to rmmi.we nt 1
u'ctoek.p m. ADMTSOX SMITH, Au.litor.
Auditor's Ollice, AV.nid cniintv, O.
lVrrysburii, .bine 20. ISfto - H:,v;tH tin.
Notice is herein- eiven tint on Wednesday, the
"1st day of July next. at A Jam Hess' old si an I in
I'nrtngo township. 1 will let to the lowest bidder, in
senarte sections, the in.ikimr of the drain known as
drain Xo. 21, cumin .'iicing at a p dnt where a line
running north and south through the c n;re of sec
tion 22 in Liberty township crosses the III irk Swamp
branch of the Port a ire river: ilienee runnini; a north
east course in said cliann'd until it crosses the cast
line of section !l in I'oii nr." towndiip. whereat to
terminate. The work is divide 1 into I I "1 sections of
20 rods each, and to be of the follow hig widtli on
the bottom: from li.'irinninif to section -M twenty
feet, from section Id to K!) inclusive tiiirtv feel, from
section SO to end forty feet. The limber," flood wood
and Mrt!i to be cleaved out If feet from the center of
said drain for the lirst 1" sections, 2"i feet for the
next :!.", and :tt) feet for the remainder of the sections.
rSlope of b inks l'j to 1 fool in depth. The cntiiiirs
varies from 1-100 of a fo.il to 0' feet. The cuiliiigs
to be made in aocurdanes with the profile of the cn
pinoer in charjre of tiie work. The whole to be
completed by the lirst day of Xovembei , lrtol, to
the acceplanceof th1 dimity I'omniissioners. 1'lau
and specification)) of the work will be exhibited an I
conditions made known on day of sale. Salj to
commence at 10 o'clock, a. 111.
Auditor's OlHce, Wood countv, O.
l'errvshurjr, June 20th, lSn-"Sw3$3 00.
Notice is herobv civen that on Thursday, the 1st
dav of Aiipust, ISl'il, at the house of J, Flickingor
in "Plain township, 1 will let to the lowest bidder, in
soparate sections, the in ikinu nf the drain known
us drain No. 2 !. coninienciiijr 20 rods north of the
smith-west corner of section town .", retire II :
thence south nlonjf the IVrryslnirir and Findlay V.
T. road to u point 20 rods south of the north-west
corner of section li, town 1, raiijre 1 1 : thence east
on tlm most practicable route t 1 a point 10 rods rentii
of the north-oast corner of said s-'ction 0, and there
toriuinute. The work comprises II j sections of 20
roda (inch, with a bottom of 2! j feet in width for
the lirst Irt sections, and of 3 feet for the balance.
Bank slopes I 1 j base to 1 vertical. The earth ta
ken out of the ditch to be removed ;! feet from the
slope of tiie bank. Tin1 cuttinjjs to be made in ac
cordance with the prolile of lhu engineers in charge
of the work. 11111I the whole to be completed by the
1st day of Noveiii'ier, IWil. 1'lan and specifica
tions will be exhibited, uini conditions made known
on day of sale. Sale to commence at HI o'clock, a.
111. ADDISOX SMITH, Auditor.
Auditor's OtuVe, Wood county, O.
' Perryuburjr, Juno 20, ISfil 8wj.7 00.
Notice is hereby given that on Saturday, the 27th
of July next, nt the house of Alva Shole's, in Plain
Township. I will let to the lowest bidder, in separate
sections, the making of drain No. 211, commencing
nbout eight rods cast of the west quarter post of
section .'14. town 5 north, r uige 10 cast ; thence
northerly to the south-west corii"r of section 27,
same town and r ingo : tlicnce north on the Liberty
and Millonville Tree. Turnpike road, to a point admit
t0 rods north of the south-west corner of section It,
same town mid rang'1 : thence uorlh-wcstei ly down
'Tontogany creek, terniin.itiiig in the north-cast
quarter of s.'ctiun 31. town ll north, an I rang" afore
said. Said drain is divided into one hundred and
lifty sections of 200 feet each. Width of bottom 2
feet to station JO, the remainder three feet. Hank
slopes 1 base to I vertical. The excavated earth
lilting the road to be cast thereon, nnd ail the earth
to be clear of tlie slopes at 1 '.ist three feet. The
work to be completed by the litli Noveinbc.i next,
to the acceptance of the C'ouuly Commissioners.
The plan and specificati.ins of the work, !cc, will
ly.' ox 1 11 in H' l on tlie 11 iv ol sale. Mlo to commence
lit 10 o'clock,, in.. . A'DDISK.V SUlTH,Auditor.
Auditor's Ollioe, Wood county, O.
Ferry sbttrg, June 21, ISfll Nwjf'7 2'.
Notice is hereby given that, nn the .Ifllh day of
July next, al Dnn'tei man's school iiouse.in Postage
township, I will let to the lowest bidder, in s"parat"
sections, the making of drain Xo. 31, commencing
at a point where the Milton and Montgomery F. T,
road cross'-s the west brunch ol Portage river; thence
Oast in the south ditch of gsid road to the middle
bran'di of Portage river. Said drain is divided in
to 43 sections of 20 rods each. Widtli of bottom 3
feet, and bank slopes y, huso to 1 vertical. The
excavated earth to be thrown over the road and not
less than 3 feet from the slopes. The work to be
done by the 15th November next, to the acceptance
of the (Niunty Commissioners. Plan and specifica
tions of the work exhibited on the (lay of sa'e. Sale
to commence at ten o'clock, a. 111.
Auditor's Oftice, Wood county, ().
IVrrysburg, Juno 21, 1S01 bw.1$j 25.
Notice is hereby given thai on the 1st day of Au
gust next, at the house ot Joseph Mitchell in Plain
township, I will let to the lowest bid ler, separate
sections, the making of ditch Xo. 3, eonim encitig
HO rods w est of the south-east corner of section ',
town i north, range II) east; thence west to the south
quarter post of said section thence north HO roils
thence west about 25 rods: thence north-westerly to
the west line of the east half of the south-west
quarter of said section : thence north on the half
quarter line to tlie north line of said section. Also
11 branch or arm to the aforesaid ditch, commencing
40 rods south of the north quarter post of the south
west quarter of the section aforesaid ; thence west
80 rods to the west line of the aanu section. The
work is divided into 25 sections of 20 rods each, ex
cepting section 13, which is 10 rods long, section 17
rods, and section 21, 18 rods long. Width of
bottom 'Alj feet down to station 0: thence to station
17, 5 feet: thence ti station 21, li (ect ; thence to the
end, 7 feet. Width of bottom of anil ditch 3 feet.
'The arm comprises t sections of 21) rods each. Hank
slopes IJj base to 1 rise. Eurth to be cast nt least
3 feet from tho slopes. The w hole to be completed
bv the 15th November next, to the acceptance of the
County Commissioners, Plau nud specifications
the work and terms of sale made known on the day
of letting. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock, p. 10.
Auditor's Ollice, AVood county, O.
IVrrysburg, June 21, lStil 8w5$S 60,
Notice is hereby given that on the 2d day of Au
gust next, at the I1011se0fli.il. Mollis, in Plain
township, 1 will let to the lowest bidder, in separate
sections, the making of ditch No, 311, commencing
at the center post of section 3, town i north, range
10 east; thence north on the quarter line of said sec
tion, and of section 34 in Plain township, to inter
sect the ditch now located, and known ns the Wood
bury ditch. The work comprises 25 sections of 20
rods each, excepting the last, which is 20 rods long.
Hank slopes IH base to I vertical. Width of bot
tom 3i, leet. The earth to be removed at least two
f.H't from tho banks. The w hole to be eomnlei
by the 1 5th November next, to (he acceptance of tho
County Conunisssioiiers, Plan and specifications
of tlie work exhibited, and terms of salo made
known ou the day of sale, Sale to commence at
o'clock, p. 111. ADDISOX SMITH, Auditor.
Auditor's Ofliee, Wood cotuitv, O.
IVrrysburg, Juno 21, l8ul iWaisi 7S,
Notice is hereby given that application lias been
made to the Commissioners of Wood county for tho
establishing of a drain commencing at a point
feet south of the north-west corner of J Wetniore's
land in section 1, town 3 north, range 12 cast; thence
north on the line between the east half and west
half of the north-west quarter of said sectiou
8,200 feet ; thence north 47 dcg. 45 inin. east 400
feet ; thence north 53 dcg. east iOO feet ; thence
north 20 d 'g. 45 loin, east 500 feet ; thence north
2 deg. cast 300 feet into tho old diteh partly C011
blructiil ; thence follow old ditch to terminus, und
that said application will be for heating on the
day of August next. ADDISON SMITH,
Auditor's Otliec, Wood count f, O. Auditor.
JVribiiig,Juue 23, JtM-Vwif 1 TJ,
glir.UIir'ri SAbK.
Cl.uk MoP.mald vs. M..sos More.
1'y virtue of n l'i l'a debt to me directed nnd de
livered from the court of eonim n pleas of Wood
county, Ohio, I shall oiler f,.rsale in New Weslliold
in iiai J count v, on
Thursday, July 2,fti.
nt ono o'clock, p. 111., the following good and rhnt
tlen of the Mid defendnnt. to-wit: one horse .one sin
gle lmggv '"id harm's., taken on said execution us
the property of the said defendant.
J AH. .Mci'tltAY, llttV. li. K. (U'YKIl.
Julv 10, 'ill- I0wi2 fij. Sln iitr.
glll-lUl'l'S SAI.K.
Abrani K rill vs Chnrlcs 0. Hair I.
l!y virtue of 1111 order of sale to me directed and
delivered from the court of common pious of Wood
county, Ohio, in the above cause, I shall oII't for
sale n't the door of the court bouse in IVnysburif, in
said countv, on
.Saturday Anirnst 10, iHel,
at 2 o'clock n. 111. of sai I dav, the undivided one-
sixth of the south half of in lots in the town of I'cr-
rvsbui'ir. Wooil countv. Ohio. 1 subject to widow 1
d'owci number ' S:!S," :W2, " 1 tliree hundred
and 'hirtv-ei''ht. three huuded and til'tv-nioe, t!n'e
hundred and s;tv-two and three liiiudred and eiirhtv
tiln'C : mso, too w note 01 to -n i one iioooi eu .1110
twenty-two ( 1 J. I. vt. 1.. 10 1 rneriu.
Jamks Mi iiiiav, nttv.
July t, 1 SO I 10w.-).:'.
r:iii:nivi-.s sale.
Samuel Johnson, administrator of A. Clough, dj
Ceased vs, Price Clough.
Ily virtue of a decretal ol der oi sale lo me di
rected 11 nd delivered tr im the court nt common
ideas of Wood county, Ohio, I sh ill oiler for sale
at tlie door of the court house, in Perry shurg, Wood
coiiniv, Ohio, on
Saturday. Auo-iist D't'o, 1Si"l,
nt two o'clock, "P. 'M. of said diy, the
following lathis and ten eni'iits, as the piop. i'ty
of the nbovJtned defendant at suit nf said plain-
till' to-wit: ln-lots 111 the souhi division ol the (on
of Port ago. Wood countv, Ohio, nunih'Ts lil'ty-one,
(ol) lift v -two (."2) mid sixty-one (til appraised as
lollows: lot ol at ..!, lot 01 at i . I n : at lno.
,Ias. Mt uitAV.att'v. 0. K.t;Ll-.lt,
Julv 9, lSol.-10w3?3 .".1. shcriir.
rcti.T Vnnncst vs. Alexander I. Donaldson,
It v virtue of an order of sale issued in the above
case by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleasof
Wood county, Ohio, I will oiler for sale at the door
of the Court House in Perrvsburg, Wood county,
Ohio, on
Saturday, the DSih day of August, lS'tl.
between the hours of 12 o'clock 111. and 2 o'clock p.
111. of said day, the following described lands and
tenements, to-wit: the north-east ipiarter ol section
lid, township j, north of range ! cast, in Wood
countv, Ohio, containing Pin acres, move or less.
(i. E. tiUYKK.sheritr.
Cook. Pun k &. Johnson, utty's.
July li, lMil Vlw j?:'. I I.
O COl'ltT.
On the 2 1 tli day ol July, istil, nt 11 o clock, n.
in. ol said (lav, nt the door ot thetouit House, in
Pei i vsiuirg, Wood countv, Ohio, will be sold to th
highest bidder, tlie following real estate ns the
property of llabi iel Youiit, dee'd. ln-wit: nil of that
part of the east half of fractional section No. ;, in
tow nshii No. (!, north of range No, 10 east, lying
cast of the Davlon & Michigan llailioad
in Wood county, Ohio, containing 00 acres ol laud,
more or less. terms made known on (lav ot salo
M Mil mi E. Yoi nt, administratrix.
Cook, PiucKi Johnson, att'vs.
IVrrysburg, July 1, ltiill iiO.
William liedm.ni vs. Klizabctb Miller.
Ily virtue of 1111 order of sale to me directed from
tiie court of common pleas of Wood county, Ohio,
I will oiler tor sale at tlie door nt thecoiui house 111
IVrrysburg, Wood county, Ohio,
On Saturday, the Mill dav of August. IHi'.l
between tlie hours of 12 o'clock, ill. and 2 o'clock,
i. 111. of said dav, the following described lands
and tenements, to-wit: the north hull of the south
west (iiiarter of section 22, town I north ot ram
number 1 1 cast, in Wood county, Ohio. Containing
eighty acres ot land more or less.
PET Kit DELL, Master Comin'r.
Piiici: & Johnson', att'vs.
July Sih, ISlil lllwa.s'3 31.
On the 3d dav of August, 1 sfil, nt 11 o'clock, n.
111.. on the premises hercienf ler described will be
sold In the highest bidder the following real estate
as tlie property of Jacob Ilaaga, to-wit: lot number
15, in section number Id in township 3 north of
range 1 1 cast, in Wood countv. Ohio, conlaing III
acres. Terms of sale one-third cash and the balance
in two euual annual pavm 'ills with interest secured
by mortgage. JACOIt Fit A X K FAT1I EK,
(iaardiaii of JaCoii Haaua.
Price fc Johnson, att'vs.
July 1Mb, 1801 lllw3l 51.
Andrew Snvder vs. Catharine Snyder.
The said defendant, Catharine Snvder, will take
notice that the plaintitf, on the Kth day of ,Iuly,18lil,
lileil Ins petition 111 the. I lei k s ollice ol tlie court 01
common pleas ot W 00H count v. tmio, asking in uc
divorced from said defendant, nllodg inuf as a cause,
adultery with one C. linker, an t gross neglect ot
duty. Said petition will be for hearing at the Oc
tober term of said court, lS'll, which sils 011 the
2'.th dav of said month. Piiit'E !t Johnson.
July 8,1801 I0w02 85.
J COl.NTY. Oil IO.
lieorge Jtowman vs. Andrew Spcnce and Marga
ret Mionce.
The said defendants, Andrew nnd Margaret Spcnce
will take notice that snid plaintiff on the
eighth day of July, A 1) 1801, filed his petition
in the clerk 'a ollice of the court of common pleasof
nod countv, Ohio, stating that he is the assignee
and owner of a mortgage and bond given bv the
defendants to Stephen Wellslood on the 1st day of
April, J8a.i, on the cast hall ot tlie south-east quar
ter of section 3 1 , town 3, range 10; 80 acres, in
Wood countv. Ohio. The prayer of said petition
is that said plaintill' ask judgments against said
defendants for 1 125, with interest at 7 percent from
October 1st, 1H51', and for a sale of the mortgaged
premises to pay the same. Said petition will be
for hearing at the October term of said Court, 18!il,
nnd unless said defendants answer bv the 1st dav
of October next, judgment will betaken by default.
I'iui ic.v Johnson, all ys lor pi t!t.
JulyS, 1801 1 owl) 1-05.
"YTOT1CE. Jonathan Witmore, adni'r, pH'fl' vs.
1.1 Louisa Heser, Frederick llescr. Lew is Ilescr,
I ourad Hcser, Catharine llescr, Win. ..Ichwcn,
Vi III. h.. itrow n nnd Josiali ivigcr, (let ts. 1 o Louisa
Heser.Frederick llesvr and Lewis llescr. You are
hereby notified that on the twenty-ninth day
of June, A. 1).. 1801. I. as the administrator
of the estati) of Pliilip L. ll 'ser, deceased,
tiled a petition in the Probate Court of Wood
county, Ohio, ulleging that the personal estate of
the decedent is insufficient to pay his debts and the
charges of administering bis estate ; that lie died
seized in fee simple of the following described real
estate situated in the county of Wood and state of
Ohio, to-wit: the n-w'Y of the n-wJJ; also 45 acres
from the north side of the s) 't of the n-wj all of
section Xo. 11, town 3 north, range 12 cast, contain
ing 85 ncresof land, nnd that Louisa, Fred-rick
Lew is, Conrad and Catharine llescr, as his heirs nt
law, hold the next state of inheritance therein and
that the said William McEwcn and William E.
Hi own have mortga liens upon said land. The
prayer of said petition is for a sale of said premis
es for the payment of said mortgages and other in
debtedness aud charges ul'oresaid. Said petition
will be for hearing on the loth of August, lhtll, at
10 o'clock, a. m., or as S'xui thereafter as counsel
can be had. Jo.natuas Wiimoki:, Adin'r,
F. k D. K. Hou.KNiiEcK, utt'js for pli'tf.
June 2'.', lsiil Itw5
Homer Hart.Ellcn H.u t, Thomas Ib id and Robert
Itcid, will take notice that a petition a astilcd against
them on the 14th dav of June, 1801, in the Court
Common Pleas, wiifiin and for the county of Wood,
and SiaU' of Ohio, by John Heid, for himself, and
us Guardian of Archibald S. Jicld, James Ib id,
and Isabella lieid, miner heirs of the estate of Isa
bella ltcid, late of said county, deceased, and
now pending, w herein said John Itcid demands par
tition of the follow ing real estate, to-wit: That part
of the cast half of the west :lXof the south-east
I lying south of the wc- braiioli of Portage riv
er, 111 .clioii milliner uine, towir.a norm, range 14
east, in Wood county and Statuof Ohio, 1 less elev
en acres off the souih en I thereof,!) containing elev
en und sixty-three liundredihs mU'es ; und that
the next term of said colli t, the ,.iid John Keid w
apply for 1111 order that partition may bo made
Eui.l premises.
JOHN' KElD.bv Pftkr TIk'.l, his attorney,
JlUlU 17, ItitJi 7nCil,85.
Ol'KNAI. IMUNT1M; t)l'l-'Itl
Having replenished our office with nw types
ltiron)iliout( wc niv now prepared to execute Job
Work, such as l'osters, Sale Hills, Vroirrauunes,
Imitations. Cards, Labels, Pamphlets, nil
kinds Wanks, e. In the most satisfactory maimer.
Orders tilled at ahorl notice, und on roasouable
lm ,1m
1.25 2.7 j
1 2m
One siinaro .50
2. Sit V00 S.i'iO
column 4.. 'n 10.00 "lJ"
One column tl.ai) li.OO IIO.OO
A deduction of 5 per cent, from the above rates
will be made for Cash.
The space occupied bv tell lines of the typo com
posing the body, of the advertisement will be a
' I mi re,
All t ransient aitvcrlisotn.-iits must do pain ir
In advance to insure publication.
Advertisements' inserted witn the mark "tf, will
be rhnrffed for until ordered out.
When yearly advorlisein oils are inserted four or
more olianyos will ho iiMoweil.
J. W. liAli.KV, I'riU.lsilK.K AMI riUHMllKTOK.
Si i 1 . . i' .1 1. r I- i-i n " e
ArrnitNTY at I. nr. l'KiiHvsiirim, Ohio. OMh-e
in Kast end of Haird House lbiildiii);. Will attend
promptly to all business entrusted to bis care, tf
W, 11. 11 AY.
T. W. HrTl'lllNsON, .1. I', 1'll.l.AllS,
rciiist) 111,1. ahs.
Collecting an I Heal Eslate Agents.
Will attend iitiiuilitiv to all business cntruited to
their care.- Oiliee over W. J. Hitchcock's store.
I'crrvsbuig, Wood County, Oliio. 'Ill-lOtf.
s 1, r. v
S. S1.KV1V,
I .
H H A V A-
A t t 0 n x 1: y a
at Law.
all Legal business en
Will ntteiid inoniptlv to
trusted to their cave in Wood cnuni v. Ollice in the
Peirvsbuig Hand lluilding, Perrvsburg. Ohio, tf
It. IKHlCK, J, 11. TYl.Klt,
( I) ii V. & T V 1. I". It,
Attoknkys at Law, PciTvsburcr, Ohio.
Particular attention paid to Coiivcvancing nnd
.Notorial Business. Also, lor sale, large quantities
ot Jaiii l 111 li noil ami adjoining counties, uU-tt
CMIOK, 1'ltK I'. .l()HSO,
) AmntxKvs AT Law, Pcn vslnirg. Ohio.
Will proniiitlv nttend to all Law lliisiness entrus
ted to their cure. II avc for sale large quantities of
Land, including well improved farms, which will be
sold on casv term?. 'till-ltf
1 I". t) It (i II S T U A 1 N ,
Ji Attoiinky At Law, Pi n vsburg, Ohio.
ill attend to all business entrusted in bis car
in the several Couus of Ohio, Ollice with John
Hales, 2nd drect. '00-1 tf
1) i: 1 I . It It I '- 1, 1. ,
Attoiinky at Law, anh Notahy Pi lii.K'.
Will nttend promptly to all business intrusted In his
I'ilice 111 tlie Uourt House Willi l imK, 1 rice iX
Nov. 211. I SCO ly.
D 15 1
il . 11 o v 1: I, I, s ,
Jiowliug Ureen, Ohio.
D uv
11 . S !l I 1' II.
Iidwi.ino Ohkkn, Wood County, Ohio.
All calls will be pioniiitly attended to, both (lav
and night. 'lill-ttf
i) nous 1:.
Peirvsbuig, Ohio.
KK K VSIil 1 !S O 1 I. V M ;
and fi.sii l AtlDKl .
DAN I El, LliNDSEY. I'liOiMtif.TO!?.
Mamifactuivs to opler, mid keeps constantly on
hand, a general supply of
Doors, Sash, Dlinds and Window Shades;
Pine, Whilewotid and Ash Flooring;
Pine and Whitewood Doors.
All kinds of Pl.ANINd done to Older. Orders
promptly tilled at Toledo prices, or, in some cases,
below tiie 111. ou-tt
yy" YTtin.,
a n d
Carefully repaired by
W . F . 1 O M E It 0 Y
At PKiuivpnrno Hank I!rii.ntN.
'00-1 tf
For Practical
I'llAKTKHKP, MAY, 18(11.
No. 170, Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio.
For further particulars, address
U. (lUliGOUY, President.
11 AM) Hl'llIN C 1 ll XlMil
is now receiving his first stock of
and beautiful, and will bo gold nt
Maumeo Citv.O., May 8, istil.
J. Gaiuinku 4 Co., Druggists.
Gilead. Wood Co., Ohio.
Have received a large stock direct from New
York, consisting in part of Paints of all kinds,
LiNSKicn, Tanm-ks, Machink and Coal Oils, Fm
niti iti:, C0AO11, D km a it, and Japan' Vaiinish.
Paint, Vaiinish, Sash, Wihtkwa.sh, SciaiiBiNU
and Lamp llm siihs.
Dvu Sti ffs, like Joseph's coat, of many colors.
Glass of all Sizes, Pitty, Sanii and Emkiiy
Papkk, TriU'KNTiNU, Alcohol, CastouiiiuI Swkkt
Oils, English Currants, Prunes, Tamarinds, and
liaisons, Spice, Pepper, (.'iiuiaiuon by the lb. orinat.
Ginger, Cloves, Ground and hxtract ol Collee,
Choeolete and Cocoa. Starch by the III. or box.
A line assortment of Puui'i meky Soaps ami
flavoring extracts.
A largo assortment of IY11K Medicines nnd
t'HK.Mii'Ai.s, and Tilden's celebrated Medicines for
Phvsiciaus use.
We are selling a line nrticlo of Coal, Oil,, free
from smoke or smell, nt 75e p -r gallon.
I niiiptVom live shillings to two dollars.
We believe in tlie principles of I'oi'l'l.AB Mov
HKiuNTYiind Pay as vol' no, and shall hold 0111
Slock strictly for Cash or Ukaiiy J'ay, and w
take nil kin Is of Grain aud Piodueo in exchange.
Patent Mkhk inks ok kveiiy kind,
Gilead, May U, lsiil tf.
The undersigned takos pleasure In announcing
tho Farmers, and nil .Mowers of Grass, that ho
tho solo Agent for
which is now unsurpassed for durability, and une
qualled for easy work. It is tempered 111 a furnace,
ami consequently there an' no hard or soft places
in it, but uniform throughout j the last half-inch
just as good us the lirM. It is also kept in order
much easier than uny oilier scyihe known, requir
ing but u few moments al any lime to put it in per
fect older. In short it is the greatest Scythe of the
sue. Call aiiJseo il at the Store of
e (!, It, KREJ'S,
lVrrybburg, Juue 18tb, 1861,
BUSINESS CARDS. Perrysburg Journal.
Senator Douglas' Last Letter.
Tlie follow injj patriot'io loiter from Sena
tor lbiiiglns, is tho last mnl utmost dyiirrcx
in.'ssioii of his) 8'Mit'ttuqit. At thin hour
when we imufii h'.s loss it will ho ten I with
Wlioweil interest ley all. It hi tvithi-s the tl'tl '
snirit of u genuine Patriot mi l Statesnuui :
Ciui-Aiio, May 111, iSul.
My 1kh fin: Mehp; lepi'ivi-l nf (he use
of iny arm, for the vvi sent, hy a hovoiv at
tack of rheum it'siti, 1 am eonii, lleil to na;l
myself of the Herviee of an einaniiensiis to
veiilv to voiir (wo letters,
It HoeniM lliat some of mv tVleiulu tire lma
hle lo eomprelioinl (he (hlV.'l'enoe lie (ween
iireiniietifsi used in lavof oi nn e imt iiil 1 com.
promise, with the hojv of nverl in;j; i'io hor
vors of war, and those nr.ieil in nn;ni't o!
the (iiivenmiont nml Hi;; of o'tr runnliy."
when a war is lioiier wa ce'l H"iiinst i'io I'n!
toil States with the uvowvil 'nruis of )u o
ilileini a 10:111 inent il'sniiilion of the I ': 1
11111I tiil.il (leMliin l!oti of its (iovei'iim.Mif.
All hope of compromise Willi the t'o!lo!i
Slates wis aliatnloneil wb.en they i s'iiipvl
(lie position that the separ ilioii of tlie I'liioii
was complete ami Until, atnl t hot they wouM
never eonsmit to a reconstruction 111 any eoti
liligeiiev not even if lie wottlil fitniish them
with a idaiik sheet of paper and pel iuil Iheiii
to inserihe their own t this.
Still the hope was eho.-ish'vl that reasona
Me ami SHlisl'aelory terms of ioljii.slm.oil
eoill.l Ik n;;reei upon with Tennessee, North
Carolina mnl the l!or,ler Stales, and that
whatever terms would prove silis! letovv to
these loyal Slate, would rival" a Cnion par
ty in the Cotton Slates, which would he pow--erful
enou-h at the hallol lm tod".s(rov the
revolutionary government, and hrin-r t'noso
States haelc into the I'nion hy l'i" voice of
their people. This hope was cherished by
I'liion men North and South, an 1 was never
idiandotied until actual war was levied ut
Charleslon, and the authontive amioiiuee
menl made by the revolutionary jtoveniment
sit Monto'omery.that the seeessioii Hag; slnmld
he placed on the walls of (he Capitol at
Washington, nnd a proclamation issued in
viting; the j.irtiles of the world lo prey upon
the eoiimieree of the 1'nited Slates.
These stai lliii"; facts, taken in connection
with the boastful annoiineeiiieiil Unit tlie
ravages of war and carnage siioitld hi- (piielc
ly transferred from the eollott Holds of the
South to the wheat fields and corn fields ol
the North, furnish conclusive evidence th it
it was tho fixed purpose of the Hci essiomsf s
to destroy (he (ioveriinient of our fathers,
and obliterate (he United Slates fi'oni the
map of the world.
In view ol tins state ot laels there was
1 nit one path of duty left patriotic men. ll
was not a party question tnvolvhur parli.an
policy ; it was a question of ( lovernmeiit or
no (lovernmeiit, country or 110 country ; and
hence i( heciitne the imperative duty of ev
cry I'nion man, every friend nf constitution.
al liberty, to rally to tlie support ol (un
common country, lis govenimoiit ami hum, as
1 lie only means of checkiiie; the pnigress nf
the revolution and iircacrx'iii the Union ol'
(he Slates.
I tun unalile to answer voiir questions in
respect to the policy of Mr. Lincoln mid his
Cabinet. I 11111 not in their eonlideiiee tis you
ami tlie whom country ouglir to lie 11 ware.
I inn neither the supporter of the partisan
policy, nor the apologist lor tlm crrorn ol
tlie aiuiumstralion. .My previous rehitmna
to tin-in remain unchanged ; hut I trust the
lime will never come when I tdiall itol liC
willing; to make any needful personal sacri
fice of feclinjr aud party policy for tho hon
or and integrity of my country.
1 know of no other mode bv which a loy
al citizen may so well demonstrate this de
votion to hia country as hy suslaining; the
Hag;, the Constitution mil the Union, under
till circumstances, and under every minimis
trillion, (regardless of party politics.) against
all assailants at homo nnd abroad. Tin; course
of Clay and Webster towards the adminis
tration of (Jen. .hickson, in the days of nul
lification, presents a noble and worthy ex
ample for all true patriots'. At the moment
when that fearful crisis was precipitated up
on the country, partisan strife between
Whigs and Ih'inoerafs was quite as hitler
and relentless as now between llemocrats
und Republicans. The gulf which separated
party leaders in those days was quite ns
broad as that which now separates the De
li locraey und IJepuhlicanH. Hut the moment
an enemy rose in our midst plottin" the dis
memberment of the Union and the destruc
tion of the (ioverninent, the voice of parti
san strife was hushed into patriotic silence.
One of the hrihlest t diopters in the history
of our country will record the fact that, du
ring; this eventful period, the great leaders
of the opposition, sinking; tlie partisan into
ihe patriot, lushed to tlie support of the
(lovernmeiit, and became, its ablest aud brav
est defenders against all assailants, until the
conspiracy was crushed and abandoned,
when they resumed their former positions
as parly leaders upon political issues.
These aids of patriotic devotion have nev
er been deemed evidences of infidelity or
political treachery on the part of Clay and
Webster, to the principles and organization
of the old Whig parly. Nor have I any ap
prehension that the firm and unanimous sup
port which the. Ileiiioeratic leaders and mass
es are now giving to the Constitution and
Union, will ever he deemed evidences id" in
fidelity to llemoi ia'.ie principles, or want of
loyalty to the organization .,,,,1 ,-rt.tM ,,)' the
lcinocratic party. If we hope to regain
and perpetuate the ascendency of our party,
we should never bni t that 11 man cannot be
a true Pcmocrat unless he is a loyal patriot,
mi the sincere hope that these, my
conscientious cnii iclious, may coincide will
those of mv friends, I uiu vei v trill v voins,
Senator Douglas' Last Letter. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS.
To YlUCII. llli'Ko.v, Esq.,
Chairman State llemoeratic Committee.
The Traitor Reynolds.
Thomas O. Ilevunlds, has issued from Nusli
villi-, Tcnn.. under dale of the t-dh inst.,
mamiiL'sfo " 1 o tho people Missouri.
J lo commences by the assertion that he
is "temporarily (?) absent from the State;"
that utter the 1'Jtli of May, dissentiii;' from
the policy of (Jov. Jackson, and lielieviiijj it
tho true policy of the si cossioiiists to wu''o
immediate war against the federal ;;overn.
incut, ho started on his own responsibility
Southward, to see what could ho done about
it, lie has met, ho says, with excellent suc
cess, but does lint (lech) It prudent til state
more specifically wdmt ho has done! II
thinks ihe conduct of the scccsionisis of that
Stale is Millicient evidence of the desire of
the people to withdraw from tho Union and
join tho Contlieivcracy, and intimated that
if Jackson should gvt caught by Lynn, he
will assume the (luvcrnorship himself, and
trust in Jhvino Providence for the result.
lie urges the people to quietly arm them
selves, and embrace, the fi; st practicable op'
porlunity to strike a blow nt the (jovcrn
incut. We venture the prediction that Key
Holds will continue to keep at safe distance
t-'The rebel Executive and Legislature
of Missouri tire said to have an ordinance
secession, "cut and dried," uhcady to pass
ah soun uh h quorum can ho got together
mi-' given jiyiul,
Colorado and the Route to it.
F. M. Case, l'.s ..ofl hy an. writes to the Wil
liams Counly ."i're an account of his recent
trip to Colorado, nf which Teiril uy he is
the Surveyor (iciH'ial, Wo make the fo!
lowim; cvtriu't:
We arrived ut Omaha on the Nth of .lime,
liAviug ca no via the Hannibal V SI. .Inseph
K. li. and the Missuuii river. E 01 y thing
appea' e 1 to be quiet in Northern Mtssou 1
when we ero;se 1. We s w inure Slavs and
Stripes I! vim' than Scsession lie's. Tin II.
St. ,1. It. I!, ruici through as beautiful a
country most of the way us ccr the sun
shone on. 1 cold I 1101 but remark the dif
ference bet w ecu that cuuuttv ami Illinois,
both appearciiilv of equal fertility and natu
ral bca'iiy, while Illinois, as you sweep
over by rail, looks like a ma -uiliceut ;;ar len
Missouri lies m it came I'roitl lhu hand of
the Cre.it. iv.
l'i 1 nn Omaha 1 went o er to Council KiulV.s.
and liiuml my old I'rieti.l Kinsman, w ho took
me around ao I showed me the citv all 1 its
We wcie oliii;;e 1 lo wa't al Oiiiahu four
days for a slae lo I'euvcr, W ednesday
liiorniii;'; ut I o'clock a. in. we look our
pl.cvs in the s'.a- 'e, (more prope. Iv called in
Wisconsin a "jerky,"') and breakfast lime
loun l us nearly to the valley of the, Ulkhorn
,TI ni'di-s from Omaha. I rotu the va'lev ol
the I'.'.khorn. wo passed into Ihe va'lev of
the Platte, The country from the Missouri
to the l ilkhorn is a hie'h rollin;; prairie, verv
thinly settled as yet. cscopl ulone; the riuile
in the plains. The whole roiile lioiu Oma
ha lo f'l. I earney is tilliu up w ilh "ranches,"
and corn enini",h is ldanlinl this rear to
suniiiv the sot I lei's and the ti avel to Keailiev.
We w ere ohli;;e I to stop one ni". lit for a
prairie storm, wincii, we notice. 1 llie nel
morniii., Ioo'a ll.e lop oil' lioni a house a Ill
tie farther nn. I'hal detention made another
when we 1 erne lo tlie ford of the Platte at
Kearney. Tlie I'lalte .it that lord, inchulili;.';
Island.!, is .some two miles wide, the water
in the deepest place about three feet deep.
Travellers in crossim; have Ihe pleasing
reflection that, the bottom is quicksand most
of ihe way, and that if Ihe mules (six in
number) should "take their bits in their
111 and 1. top, the coach wolibl most luo-
bablv commence iroiiiic down
Kearney City .about a mile above the fofd,
is built of so. Is. The buildings are one
storv with the sod walls about eighteen in
ches to two feet thick, with cai th Honrs
covered with a carpel of (iuuny ba.e'H.
Some of Ihe ;;roi cries and olliens rejoice in
a board front whitewashed; w hile one frame
buildin;.; two stories Jiih is being built and
is aheady looking down upon l!m old set
tlers, There ale some frame buildings at
the fort, which, hy ihe way, in si foil with
011I fortifications.
From Kearney this w ay for over ."00 miles
there is no attempt made, as yet, at raising
crops; hul "ranches" are located all along
the mule at intervals of from four to filleen
uuilcs. These "ranches" consist of one
house made of sods, with an adjoining "cor
reP which is a yard enclosed with a high
wall of sods. At the Express station there
is a slahle iu the "coi rer' for the mules.
As we approach ibis place the stations are
belter, built nt wood. We got very good
meals along the route, paying therefor from
four lo six "bits'' each, a sort of initiation to
Ueuvcr prices. The Indians arc hanging
about every raiiehe, begging from ranch
men and travellers. There is iiolhiug like
hoslilitv manifested bv tlieni, nor will Here
e if they are liol limst egregriously abused.
We passed, in the lirst day's drive w esl
f Keai nv, going west, ITS wagons drawn
by 1 170 callic, hoi.ses aud mules. A regu
lar freight train drawn by callle consists of
2.i wagons with six yoko of cuttlo each,
making you see, lino oxen.
We arrived at this cily Monday morning,
June 1 7 1 Ii . tired enough, ot course, ol six
hundred miles of singing.
1 will leave a description of this cily for
another letier.
A Proclamation to the Point.
lirig. (Jon. lltiilliilit, of the volunteers,
ias issued a proclamation to ihe cilizen.i of
North-eastern Missouri, denouncing the I absc
ind ilesifiiin"; men who are seeking the over
throw of the ( lovcrmticiit, and warns lliein
thai (lie limo for the toleration of treason
has passed, and that the man or body of men
wlm venture to siauu 111 ucuanee 01 lne su
preme authority of the nation, peril their
lives in the attempt.
lie says the character nl resistance w litcli
ias been made is in strict coiil'oi mil v with
Ihe source front which il originates. Cow
ardly assassins watch for opporluiiilies to
iiitu'dr, ami become hemes among their as
sociated bands bv slaughtering by stealth
those whom only tin y dare liol meet. This
system, unknown lo civilized warfare, is the
natural IVuil of treason.
The process nf civil courts, adtu'iuislercd
ill disalloetod districts, will liol cure this
isyslcin of assassination, but a stern, impcr-
ilive demand, niilil'.irv iieeessily.ainl duly ol
self-preservalion, will furnish 11 sharp, deci
sive remedy in the nummary justice, of court
lie guarantees prolcclion to all peaceable
citizens who remain in discharge of duty,
but urges the necessity of their orgunr.ing
and lakiu ' part iu the roeniistniclioii of so
ciety, und closes bv assuriti'' the people of
Not'lh-easb'iii Missouri that the people of
the United States, though preferiiiig a quiet
uniform obedience to tho laws, are ready
and abundantly able to enforce compliance,
and to inllict, if necessary, the extreme pen
alty oil all iv tive and known traitors.
Secessionists in Congress.
Colonel Forney writes from Washington
to the Philadelphia V.'.s:
Have you ever ihought what would become
nf any man who in the convention of south
ern traitors, should rise and denounce the
policy of .Iclforson llavis, and avow hi de
termination to embarrass the operation of
the traitors' army? How long would such
independence bo toh rated, or bo permitted
to go unpunished? In the American Con
gress men are to be found who not only
sympathize with secession, but boldly avow
their determitmlioit to resist the prepara
tions for the defence, of the government ami
the conslitiition.and to refuse to sanction (ho
course which the President was about to
take in the premises.
It is a sia' lling comment iry upon Mich
conduct that the secessionists in tlm present
Congress insist upon being permitted to
attack the Union, even when they know that
the Uichiuolid Convelit'on expelled almost
unanimously every member of that body
who had taken ground against secession,
and were standing forth in Western Virginia,
and in other parts of tho state, as tho cham
pion of the stars and utripes. That there aro
patriotic, unconditional Union men from tho
South in tho present Congress, is true. I
do imt believe that Mr. Crittenden is willing
to endorse Mr. liurnclt'a course, and 1 am
quite sure that such representatives as Jack,
sou and ibinlup, from the same state, will
be found unreservedly in favor of maintain
ing the government ut nil hudzards. So
with the entire delegation from Virginia,
and so of all the members but one from
Maryland and one from Missouri. You will
perceive, therefore, that the discontents, in
tho House will aoon be reduced to a power.
J jess minority,
What are we Fighting for?
In answer to the question of a sympathiz
er w ith Southern treason, who enquires
whether we are "lor the subjugation of the
ui!h." the Illinois Jmiriiiit responds in 1111
emphatic tie, and says:
We, the line and loyal men of the Union
we, who love and vend ate the old liter of
Washington, and who reaped und would
enforce the law s of the country w e cherish
no hulled, no ill w ill for our misguided, de
lude I luc'.hren of the seceded South. We
won! 1 rati er embrace than shoot them, but
they isimiot, must not, idiall not, destroy this
lio el nmelit, while We, the lovul and tine
have an ami to sirike, bat are we liht
in v for'? I'or fice I io vi mio nt -for hmuaii
liberty- Tor order and for law', !''i:'.htim:
to show the Woildtluil we (ire Hot Illiwor
tliv ol the priceless tivio-uro won for us in
Ihe dark day .s ni the lle olution. W hat arc
we I!;.-hi in;; for." Why, I'm every thin;.', tlie hu
man heart holds dear. In th" womb of time
lay for centuries the i;cnn of the jrreal truth.
mini ill ciiyt'ie (;' si i'f-it'ii'rrniii',nt .' lis
birth w as announced iiitlie lieidarutioii of
liidcpcndi'tn e, and w e s; ind by lliat child
of IVi'C and ireliei'ous thouhl, and l';;.ht for
that K iiifT whose throne covers a whole land
and whoso sceptre is swayed by each and
cM'i v one coiiiiioioim: the nat no, We lihl
for the 1 iiilu to exist us a nation;
or ihe
right to elect our ow n rulers, make our ow n
laws, and in every respect to govern our
selves. We tight Ihul Free Ijovermiient
shall not pro n e a failure.
We light thai the poor victims nf oppres
sion in foreign lands may net be taunted by
d. 'Npols will) the heart-crushing remark:
"Your boasted American Uepublie has fall
en!" We light that, chains may not every
where be lamely accepted as the rightful
bul lhernf the masses J that the portal.; of
tiie I nton. tlirouMh wlneli millions arc an
nually passing to "life, liberty and llu
a pur
sed by
suit ol Happiness, may not no 1 lose
traitorous, tyrant hands against- oppressed
humanity. We light I'or the only (iovern
inent on earth that tolerates nnd protects
freedom of conscience, thought, speech and
press, Wo light lhal ihe constitutionally
expressed will of Ihe people shall be regard
ed and obeyed; thai the world may know
(hat America, while Ihe freest, the most
liberal, ihe most generous on earth, is yet
sufficiently arbitrary and strong to compel
obedience to its laws mnl punisli Hs ene
mies, whether foreign or to tho 'manor born
We liv;ht that rebellion may be crushed -
that the Union mav be preserved, and that
Ihe hopes of the libel Iv-loving iho w ii
world over, may be realized. We light for
ourselves, for our children, for the world. We
light that, in the language of longlas, "tin
allcmpt to blot out the United Stales from
llie man of Crisleudoiu" mav not prove
What are we Fighting for? Progress of the Administration.
four inoiilhs have elapsed since Mr. Lin
coln took the oath of oiliee as President, of
the United Slates, yet. in that short space
of time, he has accomplished what lew itieti
would have iindei'lakcii w ith any rcasnuu
hie hope of success.
No other president ever entered upon tin
duties of his ollice under such adverse cir
ciuiistunccii. Ho found a poil'mii of ihe.
country iu open rebellion against the gov
eminent, a rebellion deriving motil of its
power from aid fin niched by the adininis
tuition of Mr. Huchaiiaii. Cobb had bank
run i'il tlm I rciisurv. rioyii sui p.icii mo
rebels with ordinance and arms from
Northern arsenals. Toiiecy had sent the
navy In remole seas, to cripple me govern
ment iu ils means nl immediate ilelciiee;
while .lake Thompson was corresponding
Willi the rebels as u spy. lliese men were
deep ill the conspiracy, and using their
ollieial stations to destroy a government
which they had sworn lo protect. In addi
tion lo this, Mr. Liuooin found the various
departments filled with spies ami traitors.
Even Ihe army had liol escaped the infec
tion. Men educated al the expense of the
government, and who had even been the
recipients nf its homily, threw up their
commissions and enlisted iu the rebel cause.
Such was (he condition of things upon
the advent of the new administralon, yel iu
the short period of four mouths, the- public
departments have been freed from their
filth and pollution the army purged of its
traitors and the wmld is now witnessing
the sublime spectacle of a hundred thousand
patriotic soldiers driving back the rebel
forces. If all this has been accomplished
iu four months, under obstacles that seemed
almost insurmountable, have we not a right
to uiiticipalc, from a conliniiatice of a like
energetic policy, thai beloro the close of
the year, the reiicll'ou will be found gasp
ing for breath, and ils chief instigators
hanging al the cud of a rope siispendeiil
from a cross beam, That the rebellion is
011 the wane is an admilled fact, while the
(ioYcriimciit is just be-inning to manifest
ils power and vigor. Tho resources of the
seceded Slates for war me already exhaus
ted, and the possibility of being replenish
ed, either by foreign or domestic aid, is ton
remote to "be though! of. Such, indeed,
has been and always will be the fale nf re
bcllinns predicated upon no just cause, and
waged for no other purpose than to gratify
disappointed political ambition, I'or llie
last half century, with now and then a short
interregnum, the Southern Slates (though
numerically fur inferior to the Northern)
have eiijoyo I thi'oe.forths of Iho pul' imago
nf tlio government, No administration has
been able to withstand 'lm clamor of (hose
politicians for ollice, and hence il is that
threc-forths of the home patronage has been
conceded lo them; while they claim as
matter ol right, founded upon long usage
and Iho slaiutc of limitations, Mie privilege
of representing us, at every foreign court.
These are Southern rights, and an adminis
tration that does not represent them becomes
aggressive and intolerable. Had Mr. Lin
coln held out to tin 111 any hope of receiving
their accustomed amiu.hos, who il nilils but
that they would have remained lo this day
true and loyal citizens, for it is a matter of
little moment to them who is President, or
w hat parly is In pow er, so lin y can run
theirainis lo theclbow iu the public1 treas
ury, and enjoy iho Illinois of station. lo
privo them of this, and (hoy become callous
to every feeling of loyalily and patriotism.
That the government w ill .succeed in put.
ling down the rebellion admits, in our opin
ion, of no doubt. It is a mere question of
time, and if Congress shall cordially respond
to the recommendation of the Executive,
will be biu the work of a few mouths. Men
and money with il lu ief Congressional ses
sion can alone satisfy the public miud.
What reason aud forbearance have. failed 10
accomplish iniist be the work of bullets and
bayonets, The day for compromise has
passed, The war must be prosecuted with
vigor ami energy ,an I let 110 man cry peace,
until every rebel lays down his anus and
returns to his allegiance, Louis pentu-vrul.
ly The United Stales w ill save .1,01)0,000
a year by withholding (he mails from the
rebel Slates. . '
BiyAccording to the Kii hitiond Whig,
Gen. (lartiett id 11. fi. (Jnrneit, hue a Major in
the U, S, army, and not the member of Con.
(-res, an first reportv4i
Reminiscence of Gen Scott.
Iu 1 s;t.'i, James (!. Iorney, Esq., Pistilct
Attorney in Alabama, afterward resident in
Kentucky, emancipated all his slaves, and
subsequently visited ninny of the free State, .
lectin ing as he went, to prove that slavery
was a bud system, unjust and inhuman to
ward the colored raov, and injovious to tW
prosperity of the States, In the innirso of
this lecturing tour, in the spring nf lf3i, ha
wrote to the editor of the Emancipator, as
follows: . ' , "
Coming from Now Yolk to Huston. I fell
lu with Cell. Scott, who Was nn his way th
Mahie, hi consequence of the border tliflietil
t'.cs there.' lie is immng tho most intona
ting men vith whom il li.s been my fortune
at any 10110 to meet. His views are large,
and eoiiipi ehensive, such US We find only ill
statesmen of a tutpi'iior stamp, lie hears
patiently and impartially, answer without
iiasle, and appall oil yw ilhoiil pie judice. Ill
the i oiiise of i.iir con ei salion, I taw (list
he lightly unilerslood llu itilluciiee o( tho
telighuis principle with men; that lie lrxd
clear pieecptioiis of justice mid of right, us ,
rules of in lion, and that ho considered them
binding upon governments as w ell as upon
individuals. Since llu' aiili-slavciy move
ment has attracted public attention, ho has
not had leisure to give his mind to its ex'
alui'uil ion, lint should he ul any time here
after, be called to act in relation to it, I
hould rely with slrong confidence on his
giMng to tlie sulijei t tlie impartial consul.
oration its importance demands, and his nr-
ivuig at lhu prices ciiiiohuonits, to which.
with such a temper, tho spirit of truth would
Conduct him. While he cannot be called an
A bolitiotiist.iieitlier can he bo called a slave
lie told me a pleasant anecdote about tho
ci, lam ialiou id a laige number ot slaves 111
Virginia, of vdiich State vim know he in a
native. The substance of the story was as
When the (loneral was 11 lad, there was
slid living 1111 old Indian woman, named
Hannah, reputed to he'll slave. She Was al
ums! a cenleiiariau. She had been linilsii-
illy prolific, and her descendants, now iium
In-red by the hundred, were all held ns
slaves. More than thirty nf thein w ero
held bv Mr. Scott, brother of tho tJencral.
How they come into his possession was not
1 1 began to be whispered round iu tho
neighborhood that Hannah's posterity rould
not be held in hoiuhige, according to tho
law s of Virginia, because she was a" freu
Indian woman, who had ''taken up" with
u slave, us the phrase is, und lived with
him as his w ife, performing servile work on
the plantation for permission to remain
there. The slaves concerned instituted a
suit for their freedom, and the necessary
counsel was employed, The chief managi
meiil devolved upon Trunk, nn active, in
telligent and faithful sci vatit one of tho
number held by Mr. Scott.
Winlield Scott, now d'oneral, beenmo
warmly interested for Frank and his co
plaiul ills. Ho made memoranda for him on
paper, filled up his blank suhpiruus, and did
all that a young, unprofessional seribo could
do lo assist him iu preparing the cause for
a hearing. It was a dillieult matter to bo
ciiro the .attendance of witnesses, ninny of
them being old and scattered about the coun
try. On I his, account the cause was continu
ed through several terms. A short time be
fore Iho Court w as to bo held, Frank would go
to his master, and a conversation of this
kind would lake place.
"Master, I came to ask leave to go and
serve my subpo'iias."
"Certainly, Frank; vou can go If vou
think it is true, With so much at stake,
for yourself and others, you ought to bo
dcligcnt to secure the utlcndaiioo of your
''I may stand in need of a little money,
sir, to pay ferriages and other expenses."
"Very tnie Frank. Here aro five dollar
for you. Hut how aro you going?"
"A -foot, sir."
"You had better take a horse, 1'raiiR:
you will be able to got through your busi
ness and come back sooner. Take linger;
and as he must be fed, too, here is as much
more money to pay tho charges."
"Thankee, master."
Old Hannah was finally proved never to
have been legally n slave, and us pm tus
sequitur venlrem, all her offspring veri
declared free. Frank came homo from tho
scene of triumph, and exclaimed "Well, man
or, wove gained liur case!"
"I lave you, Frank? Well, what are yoit
that are with me going to do wTth your
selves?" "As lor us, master, we can t Kayo you.
"Hut I cannot afford to pay the wages
yon will expect, Frank,"
"There won't In: much in the way as to that,
sir. Wo have thought, that, lake us' all togeth
er, old and young, big and little, we should
be worth to' you what wo have been used to
receiving all along,"
' Hut thai w ill never do, Frank. I cannot
agree to that, You must, have wages for
your work."
Mr. Scott accordingly made an estimate
of what ho might to pay them, ranging from
one dollar to six dollars u month, Thoso
emancipated slaves remained with him
lo the day of his death. When he saw 0110
who he tliougl t could do better for himself
by his industry and oiifcpriso, ho would
advise him to seek other employment; und
they hole such good character, that thero
was no difficulty in their procuring situa
t'ons. It was only in this way that any of
them left him.
This instance of immediate emancipation
ought to put to Ihght tho gloomy appre
hensions that many people oiitortu'li.
I. Neither Mr. Scott nor any of his family
had their throats cut.
t. The emancipated slaves did not leuvo
the service of their master, and roam around
the country as idle vagabonds.
;t. They were content wiih moderate wa
ges. They all supported themselves, and
some were enterprising and prospermia.
d. It proves that freedom is eagerly de
sired by 1 hose in bonds, since those people
took much trouble to obtain it, though they
wore perfectly willing to remain with their
master on the same, terms they hud bcoi
ucciisioiiiod to an slaves,
This anecdote is also pleasant an illustrat
ing the feeling that prevailed in old Vir
ginia, as contrasted w ith the fury of modern
Indictment of John Merryman.
The soul of Taney, C. J., is now probably
tranquilized, Mr, .lohn Merryman, , is uo
longer a prisoner in defiance of a WTit of
hapoas corpus; but having beep, indicted
for sundry acts ol treason, flagranfin charac
ter, bv a jury of his fellow citizens, is trans
forrod to the losa teiiacioun grasp of civil
authority. Tho course of trial ami appeal
may in duo timo carry the cause for a re
hearing before Ihe venerable Chief Justice
himself, w hen we may expect to have some
as edifying and satisfactory views of the L'.w
of tieason us we have received from the
aame authority in regard to the rights of
slaveholders and the habeas corpus. Ex
pedite your ense, Mr. Merryman, and let ns
(got at tlie law and the testimony. H, . J,
'J'ii't' -'it
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