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__ _ J t, [WEEKLY. | lj ; E Vol. III. Abbeville C. Hv S. C. Nov. 4, 1846- No. 36. C i. Published every Wednesday Morning, In , ALLEN & KE KK. 32, c to sr c r in n. ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY ! CENTS per annum, if paid within three i months from the time of subscribing, or TWO DOLLARS after that time. No subscription received for less than six j months; and no paper discontinued until ! all arrrarajres ore paid, cxceut at thn on? tion of the editor. Subscriptions will be continued, unless notice be given other wise previous to the closc of the volume. ! (for tub bank 1:11.) t "The last shall be first." ( Mr. Editor:?Penny's Creek, once j so notorious in legendary lore, and the j arts of rctailinf.tlm TiiiTiirnl rr.infh'r mil- \ OJ - D X " I ling, has underwent a counter revolution f the most extraordinary in the annals of s old Ninety six. Not many years since 1 she was little behind the cities of the t plain:?Now, the gospel has pervaded i this densely populated region, churches t have been reared up in their midst, and . Temperance and education prevail amid her rising and promising youth, i Here too, was once the domicil of our i venerable old Senator and patriarch, Jos 1 Black Esqr. whose courts of magistracy 1 were as numerously thronged with suit- j1 ors, as those of assi/.c, oyer and terminer, i t -r.i?i. - vu uu; 1 / in ?ii. a. numerous and re- ;i spectable Temperance meeting w^hehl a at Little Mountain church, and addres- I ; I sed by D Lesly, and Rev. McWnoa- 0 t12r, sustaining and advocating the Ai- tj ken resolutions, in which was portrayed a the striking consistency and harmony s of those resolutions with the 9th article 1 of the Constitution of this State. That c they were not inconsistent with the a Greenville resolutions,that they were an ii appeal to the neonle to remove an evil 1 a a ft X ^ and but an opinion and argument at last. -J That all the blessings of civil liberty we j, enjoyed, our security for life, property 'J and character, our peace, safety and hap- c piness depended on laws and Legisla- v tion, and were too democratic for any r one to oppose. t The following resolution was pro- s posed and adopted by the whole meet- c ing (with one dissenting vote) and or- ^ dercd to be printed in the Temperance c Advocate and the Abbeville Banner. Resolved, That this meeting cordially approve the principles of the Aiken res- ' olutions. By order of the Society. ^ TPIE~GRAVE OF BYRON. s The Knickerbocker for July contains 11 the following, from the pen of the au- s thor of the " Visit to the Grave of Gray v in his Country Churh Yard." v " Eight miles distant is Hucknail, or 11 as it is more commonly and truly called, 1 dirty Hucknail,' a collection of huts n wretched in appearance ; the people idle ^ and ignorant; and the country around ^ rough and uncultivated. Asmall church crowns the summit of a little hill, with t( no trees or hedges to relieve the barren- ^ ness of the spot; making it altogether as n uninviting to the eye, as desolate to the ,( heart, as any misanthrope could desire. ? We were quickly followed to the church 11 th j object of our visit, by a lad with the u keys ; and on entering, soon found that ri the interior corresponded with its outward seeming. It was rude, cheerless and cold ; and yet how rnany generations yet unborn will seek that church, ^ will tread that aisle, and gaze upon the 2 spot which contains the ashes of one h who1 twined his hopes of being rernem- c beredin his line with his lands language!' n A small white Grecian tablet, inserted b in the wall immediately over the sepul- h chere, told us. " In the vault beneath, e where many of his ancestors and his mother are buried, lies the remains of s George Gordon, Noel Byron, the author q of 'Childe Harlod's Pilgrimage. What ( stranger uninformed of the fact would j Have suppost-u mai me remains 01 ayron were entombed in so obscure u ^ sanctuary! I could not but feeJ however g that it was well ordered in the fitness of 0 things that they should repose there ; that the placej church, vault and inscription were in good keeping with the character of him who boasted the he stood t] and should stand alone, remembered or forgot; and he might have added, too, c with great propriety, 'should sleep alone. P The fierce sun may beat upon that house ^ and the cold wind of winter sigh through ^ its casements ; but after life's fitful fever ^ he sleeps well,' as calmly, as quietly, v ao lin^iotlirhpH IH Viva HnrLr anrl rlcoarir 2 CIO > ??" chamber as the author of the 1 Elegy' in his almost perennial daisy-blooming garden. I left, after some delay, but C cast a longing lingering look behind, ii . Nacstcad Abbey" Three miles far- 3 her on is Newstoail Abbey, after proceeding nearly a inilo through a monoonous scene, a sharp curve around the jasc of a hill brought us in view of the ake, on which were floating miniature jrigs and schooners: catching its hue roin the dark clouds which prcssaged a Mower, it was pcrlectly black. la an nstant more the Abbey itself appeared vith its lawns, gravelly paths and beauiful trees. The transition is instantaicous from the dull and dreary scene hrough which we had been walking. " Kinging the porter's-bell. and waitng just half the time by which every hinir in America is measured, namp.lv. ^ # 1 "?J J twenty minutes,1 we were admitted nto the vestibule of the cloisters, or nore properly galleries of the Abbey. Vnother ten minutes anil a smart, neat, ind affected piece of vanity, yet per'ecty civil, bade us inscribe our names in he register and follow her. We did so; md alter passing through the suite ol partments occupied by the present pro uieior, v^oi. wililmun, (son-in-law of lie late Duke of Sussex,) which display Teat taste and splendor, we stepped into liose occupied by Byron when residing t Ncvstead. Col. Wildman has precrved them in tlie same state as when enated by him. There are the bed, I'ash-stand, towel, soap, table, chairs, n rnft?-Ol'nrtr fUinrr rvvA/iIiMil" " W1VIJ |/1 IHV' O'l I l!U s when lie left; and one might imagne, from the evident care manifested in heir keeping, that the occupant had but ust stepped out, and would presently eturn: so also of the apartment adorning, where slept his ' little page.' Phe same consideration and care are bserved in the library. The chair in vhich he used to sit, the table on which te wrote, the eouch on which he rccliicd, all are there. I could not but feel hat his spirit was lingering about tha cene. The window of the library looks ut upon the lake, and affords a charmng prospect of water wood, and vale. )ur conductress unlocked a door in a i.?i~-i - i uv. V.IUC Wkj UIIU naiiUUU US U 1111 (liait kull. It was the same that was exliuued when Byron was in possession of he Abbey, and which was caused to be nounted with silver, and converted into l wine goblet; and upon which lie incribed the lines beginning-, 'Start not, 10r deem rnv snirit flurl.' ntr On J -I----- J ?' cending into the lower apartments, we irere shown the marble sarcophagus in t'liich the skull was discoverd, the porrait of the dog, Boatswain,' and in tie garden the pompous and foolish ion umcnt erected over his carcass, riven y the lightning and hastening to ruin. t was a circular cone, of large diamejr at the base, and surmounted at the :>p by a shaft 011 which is the inscription. L walk through the gardens, which are lodern, and the grove in which is still > be seen his own and his sister's name, arved by himself on the bark of a tree, i 1811, and a detention of'twenty mintes' by ono of the most unmitigated lin storms pvnv Ip.t rlrnvn frnm Hoatnn )rminnted our visit to Newstead Abbey." Duels.?We are sorry (says the Jew Orleans Commercial Times of the 1st inst.) to find that some difficulties ave broken out among a few of the ofliers connected with the army at Calargo. It is a pity that any American lood should be spilled by American nn/lo in n n '1 " ^ uiiM^ in uti vui.iii^ o wuuujj anu uutrr vents so glorious to our arms. The Galveston News of the lGth talcs that a duel was to be fought at Uamargo on the 11th inst., in which yol. Marshall, of Ky., and Col. Baylie *eyton, of New Orleans, were the prinipals. On the same morning another tiel was to be fought between Captain hivors, of Texas, and Capt. Mousson f New Orleans. Maj. P. N. Barbour, of the 5th Infanry, who was killed by a musket ball in he attack on Monterey, is the same offier who, at the battle"of Palo Alto, remised, with a single Company of the >th Regiment, the whole Regiment, of Mexican Lances, eight hundred strong, ar which he was breveted a Major. He iras an officer of fine accomplishments, nd universally esteemed in the army. Thn trial of McNultv. the dfifnnbin** 21erk of tho House of Representatives, s said to have cost the United States il 7,000. 1$YHONS PR A YEIi. My soul is sick of this long day, I'm weary of its lingering light? And, loathing life, 1 turn away To weep and wish for night, I long to lay me gently down, To slumber on my mother's breast? And I'd exchange an empire's crown For everlasting rest. Tlio' but in manhood's morn I stand, I've lived the laurel wreath to gainMy songs arc heard in every land, And beauty breathes the strain. Her smiles and sweeter tears are mine, And yet of love, youth, fame possest, Oh! gladly would my heart resign All? all for endless rest. The dreams for which men wish to live Or dare to die?the guilded cloud Of glory o'er the tomb I'd give For silence and a shroud. I ask no paradise on high? With being's strfe 011 earth opprcst. The only heaven for which 1 sigh Is rest?eternal rest. My natal day with tears I keep, Which I rejoiced in when a child, And each return the birth 1 weep O'er which my mother smiled, Bid heaven take the breath it gave, That I a cold and silent guest, HT!?I. r s I 1 1 w nam my miner s nousc, uic grave, May find a long?long rest. Without my own conscnt I came, But with my wildest wish I go? For I would fairly be the same I was?ere born to woe. M I* pnl (1 Knnrt liritll nrv noln 1 ?U Jiiuuiua Uf conciousncss to wake and waste, 1 would have sleep without its dreams And rest?eternal rest. Mcxican papers, seven days later, have been received at New Orleans by the Picayune. They show the tone of feeling prevailing among the Mexican people as that of bitter animosity. This is manifested however more in words than action. The supreme tribunal of war has been organized in the capital, and the no'.ori n A I . - ! r\ uus vjen. iiivarcz appoinica i'rcsiacnt thereof. A decree was issued by Gen. Salas on the 10th Sept., authorizing the issue of letters of naturalization to all foreignl? 1 : lie iv iiu ucaiic iu ulxuuic is i ii/,ui]5j uuvill^ useful professions or trades, or who are willing to join the Army. The citizens of any nation at war with the Republic are excluded from the benefits of this decree. Apart from the ulterior operations of this decree^ it strikes us as having an immediate design, to enable foreigners to serve as Mexicans in Mexican privateers. Gomez Farias, the Secretary of the Trensnrv. slflilrpss n rir/Milnr r?r? fhr? Gtli J1?? *" " of September to the Governor of the States, calling upon them to make up the arrears of the national revenues, which had been cut short by the blockade of ports, &c. The Government is energetically endeavoring to organize a national guard. o o o A meeting of the citizens of Vera Cruz was held on the 20th ult., in obedience to a call upon them, to perfect an organization. The papers speak of the project as the grand scheme of their regeneration. The New Oleans Delta of the 17th inst. says.?A writer in Blackwood's September number, on Mexico says :? A 11 f orA n C V* /% 4 V. A ? ^ jjuuiuu ui iiic uuuiuiy ueiwuuu Vera Cruz and the city of Mexico belongs to Santa Anna. The soil of his estate is fertile, but left to its natural fertility?the General being a shepherd, and is said to have 40 or 50,000 head of cattle in his pastures. Should our Government quarter its army on him for a while, would it not greatly expedite the efforts to conquor a peace. Ampudia.-?We learn from an officer who was at Monterey on the 6th inst, says the Picayune, that in two days after the evacuation of the city, Gen Ampudia was removed from the command of the Mexican army by a council of officers, and that Gen. Mejia was restored thereto. The incapacity of Ampudia is assigned for this important move. Horne,iahis "New Spiritofthe Age," says that copiousness without power is mere mental imbecility-?drivelling on paper, NAPOLEON'S RETURN FROM El,HA. The attempt has been made to fix tj*r* charge of cruelty and oppression upon* Napo'eon, from the joy manifested in France at his overthrow,and the cursing obloquy that followed his exile. But ; the first exultation that follows a now ( peace, is not to be consdered the sober ' j feeling of the people. His return from 1 Elba is overwhelming evidence against 1 I such accusations. Without any plot| ting before hand, any conspiracy to \ make a division iti his favor, he boldly > i cast himself upon the affections of the i ; people. An established throne, a strong i government, and a powerful army were j on one side?the love of the people on [ the other, and yet, soldier as he was, c lie believed the latter stron'mr tli:m ti.o 0 - V4*X-f I former put together. What a sublime r trust in the strength of affection does his stepping ashore with his handful of fol- . lowers exhibit. Where is the Bourbon, 1 or Hiuropean monarch, that would have 1 dared to do this; or felt he had by his efforts for the common welfare, laid the 1 people under suflicicnt obligation, lo ex- 1 pect a universal rush to arms * It was not the soldiers but the common people \ who first surrounded him. As he pitch- t cd his tent without Cannes, the inhabi.?._ i- - i - win is iiucKuu 10 nun witti tueir eoinplants ! and gathered around him as the redress- J er of their wrongs. As lie advanced to- s wards Grenoble the fluids were alive j with peasants, as tlu-y came leaping like u deer irom every hill crying 11 r ire PKm- c pcrcur" Thronged around him, they fol- 1 lowed him with shouts to the very gates of the town. The commandant refused I him admittance, yet the soldiers within stretched their arms thro' the wickets and shook hands with his followers with- "! A . ? r. 1 uui. xt.1. luuyni a cumusun murmur arose c over the walls, and Napoleon did not a know but it was the gathering for a f fierce assult upon his little band. The o tumult grew wilder every moment; six r thousand inhabitants from one of the t fauxbourgs had risen en masse, and with c timbers and beams, came pouring against J the gates. They trembled before the n resistless shock, reel and fall with a ) crash to the ground and the excited multitude stream forth, rushing on Napoleon, to drag him from his horse, kiss his ( hands and garments, and bear him with j, deafening shouts 011 their shoulders to j the town. He next advanced on Lyons, j, the gates of which are also closed against g him, and bayonets grim along the walls, j. Trusting to the power of affection, rather v than to arms, he gallops boldly up to the j, city. The soldiers instead of firing on v him, breaking over all discipline, burst ? open the gates, and rush in frantic joy a v round him, shouting " ViveV JEjnpereur." He is not compelled to plant his cannon against a single town ; power returns to him not through terror but through love. He is not received with the crinsrinjr of P slaves, bat with open firms of friends, J and thus his course towards the capital j< becomes one triumphant march. The d power of the Bourbons disappears before a the returning tide of affection, like towers j] of sand before the waves ; and without fi- p ring a gun, Napoleon again sets down c on his recovered throne, amid the acclamations of the people. Whoever saw Jj a tyrant and an oppressor received thus! . Whore is the monarch in Europe that . dare fling himself in such faith on the afTi'C.tiiiri nf his onWocts 1 "W/lmiv* C W? axw wvivjwvkg WW liVlU ?T UO ever the Bourbons that could show such h a title to the throne he occupied? Ah! o the people do not thus receive the man u who forges fetters for their limbs; and u Napoleon at this day, holds a firmer place n in the affections of the inhabitants of e France, than any monarch that ever fill- f, ed its throne. From the N. O. Bulletin. V By the steamer Galveston, which ar- ^ rived yesterday, dates to the 8th inst u were received from Matamoras, but we ^ do not find that they contain intelligence 11 of a more satisfactory nature than that tl which the public has been in possession of some time, relative to the seige of Monterey. Verbally we learn that the g Mexican force garrisoning that city ' amounted to 10,000 or 12,000 men, and that their loss in killed and wounded is tli as high as 2,000, while that of our army, p is still reported not to exceed 5Q0 or 600. ^ The Mexican army has,in accordance with the terms of capitulation, fell back ct beyond the Rinconado ; and the Ameri- w can Engineers, on inspecting the defen- th Advcrtiseiiiriits 'VILL be cotisuicuouslv inserted at. 7f? cuts per square for the first insertion, nd cents for' each continuance? ">nger ones charged in proportion. 'Those ot having the desired number of inserions marked upon them, will be continued 11 til ordered out, and charged accordingr. For advertising Estrnys Tolled, TWO Ol.LAllS, to be paid by the Mo gist rate. For announcing' a Candidate, TWO COLLARS, in advance. 0&~ All letters or communications must u directed to the Editor, postage paid. :es of the evacuated city, have found hem much stronger, and more skillfuly constructed than had been anticipated, l'he armv under Amnmlin ^ - . v? v* tit IO Cl4 11.1 mvo numbered from 10,000 to 12.000 not); anil so incensed wore they at his surrender, on discovering ihe numeri- . ;al inferiority of the Americans, that^> hoy immediately displaced him, and . :hose Mejia in his stead as their Comnander-in-Chief. Lieut. Col. McClung, of the Mississip)i volunteers, we are gratified to learn, : 11 i:~: ? as stiii living-, aim strong hopes were mtcrtained of his recovery. Canales was at San Fernando with lis body of llaneheros,harrassing parties jetween Uamargo and Monterey. In me instance he killed a Texan suttler, ind in another took about thirty paclc miles. The wounded at Monterey were dong well, and the general liealtli of tlie :ity was good. The Texan Rangers, the last of the .'olunteers from that State, have been iisbandcd. Thirty two pieces of brass cannon vcrc taken at Monerey, and a great itnount of ordnance stores. Two fugitve's from justice in Texas? fames Buck, charged with the commis;ion of two murders, and Thomas Muu)hy, for some other offence?have been irrested in New Orleans. This is quite i change in the order of things?formery, people lied from the United States to L'cxas?now they run from Texas to Src\v Orleans. ~ A Washington letter in tlie New fork Herald says?Wo learn from an Hicer of the army, that General Scott, l few days ago, applied to the President or the privilege of heading the army >f invasion under the now plan of epilations with the land forces: but that he Executive declined his application in the ground that the services of the vlajor-Generai-in-Ohief would be as dvantageous to the Government at the. >Var oflicc as at the head of thf* .-irmv A Senator. Heading a Mojj.?The >awfordsville (la.) Press of the 2nd nst., contains the particulars of a riot at Lttica, on the Wabash and Erie canal, i which Mr. Hannegan, of the U. S. Icnate figured conspicuously. The lonorable gentleman kockcd down a oung man by the name of McDonald, :?to the canal, and floored another who ras attempting to drag the half drowned mn from the water. This sccond man /as stabbed in the melee, though lie is xpected to recover. The Dving Youth.?There is no ilace on earth like a dying bed. There is no hour in man's brief jurney across this world, like a ying hour; solemn, so impressive, nd so full of dread interest to each ulividua! when he arrives at that lace, and feels that his hour has ome. Then t.hft snnl mnlroo o ause. She looks back on a receing world, and onward into a ark unfathomed eternity. There ; no retreat. The hour of exhangeing worlds has come. To ave a good hope of pardon, and f heaven, how blessed and invalable ! To have no hope then, ,rlien Ilesh and heart fail, and all lortal ties arc about to be sunderd and to die in despair, how dreadal beyond all imagination to coneive ! To avoid it, is worth a hole life of ceaseless effort and. rayer. A nd yet such dread hours 0 come, with all their indescrib-. ble solenmnity, That hour came 1 the history of a youth of sixteen, le child of many prayers. I^ADPTIPS ?Rtr llin nrriifn I.nf tVip. TT , revenue schr. E wing,at New Orleans, om Vera Cruz, via Brazos Santiago, le editors of the Picayune learn, that aredes, having been exiled, left for [avana in.an English mail steam pack on th,e 2nd in9t. Great satisfaction as expresseu in consequence tnefeoi Dy, 10 citizens of Vera Cruz,.