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y .mm bwmm. • i w Vol. 1. Wilmington, Delaware, Friday July 12,1833. No. 63 , NEW CASTLE & FHBNCHTOWN it.Hi. iso.in. A train of passenger cars, propelled by locomotive engine, leaves the depot at NEW CASTLE, for FRENCHTOWN, every morning, upon the arrival of the Steamboat from Philadelphia, at about half fast eight o'clock ; returning leaves Frenchtown at a bout half fast ten o'clock. Another train of passenger cars departs from New Castle, for Frenchtown, every e vening, (except Sunday,) upon the arrival of the afternoon boat from Philadelphia, at a bout six o'clock, and on return arrives about nine o'clock. Fare over the Road Do., for excursion over the road and back, - Do. from N. Castle to Philadel phia, by steam boat " N. Castle to Balt. a 50 cents. 50 cents. 25 cents. si 50 R. H. BARR, Ag't. New-Castle, July 1, 1833.-61tf Do. D IVIDEND.— l he Stockholders of the above named company, are hereby noti fied, that the Directors have this day "6 dared a dividend of one dollar and fifty cents j upon each share of the Capital Stock, pava- ; blcto the Said Stockholders, or their legal [ representatives, on or after the 10th day of July next. To the holders of the stock residing in lliil- , adelphia and its vicinity, payment will be j made at the Girard Bank.— lo all other stockholders, the payment will be made by j f the Company at the Far mer's Bank of Delaware, at Newcastle. C. D. BLANEY, Sec ry. 60—4t. New Castle mid I'renchloivn Turnpike and Rail Road Company. the Treasurer June 27, 1833. Delaware Compitnj'* At a meeting of the Stockholders of the Delaware Coal Company, convened agreca bly to public notice, at the office of the com pany, No. 117, South 3id street, Philadel phia, on Wednesday the 26th inst: pursuant | to the acts of the Legislature of Penns viva nia, John White, Joshua Jimlin, Tobias : Wagner, Joseph C. (li/fin and John C. l.ovjber were elected Directors ; Scat a mee- ■ ting of the Board, John White was elected '■ President, and James C. Donnell, Secretary. 60-4t June 29, 1833. er, and June 29, \Ic,Vaan'ayc, Coa\ . A fe' patiy may shares of Stock in the above Com be bad, if applied for soon to w. A.>1ENDENHALL, and sale of stock, 8cc. Agent, for the purchase Lucifer's Matches to lage dred, 5-6 with be sold to 10 Matches, chlorate or Lucifer*' which instantly ignite by drawing sand pa per, lightly over the composition, snd war ranted to keep perfect. Also Watts' magic matches. Calculated for I ravellcrs. Sportsmen and Families. laud .TOY'S , Anti-Dvspeptic Elixir, a safe and expedi tious cure for Dyspepsia, Also DYSPEPTIC HITTERS. One of the best tonics for weak stomachs. WHITE'S TOOTH ACHE DROPS, The best remedy known for that painful dis For Sale at JOSEPH BRINGHURST'S Drug and Chemical Stove, No. 87, Market Street, Wilmington Country storekeeper itli any articles in Ins line case and others N. B. be supplied moderate terms. can on JWU1TTRESSÆ S. The subscriber informs bis Iriends and the arries on the public, that he still c Mattress linsincss, In all its various branches, in Second St. lical Mr.Jones' Brewery; where be makes Curled Hair, and other Mattresses, Church Cushions, Sea Beds, Wagoners beds, am. Settee Cushions. Steam Boats, Ships, Packets,See. supplied short notice. The subscriber returns snicen thanks for past favors, and hopes by stuc attention to business, to merit and recels e . 'tT'ctf HariÄot* sold, am Horse hair and ^"es'bANNISTER . Wilmington, Ap.il 16—lawSmo. Ol NEW GOODS. subscriber lias just received in addition to his former extensive stock, a new and well se lected assortment of _ , Spring ami Summer Goods, .—Among which are— Cloths and casimeres, all colours, Merino and Summer cloths, Dine and yellow Nankeens, drillings, Bombazetts, bombazines and Circassians, Brochells, princcttas and lastings, Crapes, pongees, silk and cotton velvets, Cambric, jaconet, book & mull muslins, Venttian and Scotch carpeting, Brussels' rugs, chintzes, prints, bleached and brown muslms, Tickings, checks, canvass, Russia sheetings, Merino) crape, silk and berage shawls, Dobinct ami thread laces, luce veils, Silk, lioskin and beaver gloves, Buttons, combs, tapes and threads. With a large assortment of l Al 1.11 IIA is BORDERINGS of the most fashiona JOHN PATTERSON, No. 30, Market street, Wilmington. The 1NGS & ble patterns. Sheriff's Sales. BY A Writ of Venditioni Exponas to me directed, will be exposed to Public Sale, at the.House of William Donaho, Vil lage Black Bird.in Appoquinimink Hundred, on Friday f9th Day of July, mst., at 10 o'clock, A. M. The following described land and premises, situate, lying, and being, in said hundred and County of New Castle. No. I. an undivided share in a plantation or tract of land in said hundred, bounded by lands of Susan Taylor, land of John Mathews and others, with a log dwelling House, Kitchen and Stable thereon erected, con taining ninety acres be the same more or less. No. 2. an undivided right, in a tract of land in said hundred bounded by lands of Abra ham RothwelljMrs. Broxson, Dennis McRee dy and others, containing Two hundred acres be the same more or less. Seized and taken in Execution, as the property of Mary Lyons, lately deceased, and to be sold by MARCUSE. CAPELLE, Sh'ff. New Castle, July 5, 1833. of the of BY virtue of a Writ of Venditioni Expo Ilas t0 mc directed, will be exposed to Pub LIC Sale, at the House of Hugh H. Read i n g t (J i t y of Wilmington, on Wednesday the j 24,1, ;)ay of July, at 10 o'clock, A. M. ; r pj le following described Real Estate to wit, [ A life right in one sixth part of a lot of ground ' j n said City, Bounded by lands of the heirs ! t of William Robinson and others, with a three a , sto j.y ]j..; ck dwelling House and Kitchen j thereon erected, fronting on High Street 20 feet and containing I960 feet of land more or j i ess Seized and taken in Execution, as the property of Peter A. Humphreis, andto.be sold by MARCUS E. CAPELLE, Sh'ff, Newcastle, July 5, 1833. BY virtue of a Writ of 3r Venditioni Ex ponas to me directed, will be exposed to Public: Sale, at the House of William Don a ] 1P> Village of Black Bird, in Appoquini mink Hundred, on Friday the 19th Day of J L1 ly, instant, at 10 o'clock, A. M. The | following described Real Estate, situate in ^d hundred, to wit, No. 1. Bounded by : i aIU ] s of Elisha R. Staats, land of Catharine Johnson and others, containing: 80 i ■ 01 . ] ess . No. 2: all his interest in all that tract '■ or p arce l of land and premises, situate in I said hundred bounded by lands of Isaac Walk icres more er, the heirs of Peter Staats and others, con taining Eighty acres more or less—with the Buildings thereon erected. Seized and taken in Execution, as the property of Thomas Bostick, lately deceased, and to be sold by . is ' I Village Stanton, in MillI Greek Hundred, on c Wednesday the 24th Day of July . estant, at 3 o'clock, P. M. The following describ ed land and premises situate lying and being ' in the Hundred of Mill Creek and county ot ,• N. Cattle, to wit, all his Estate and interest ,| in light of Mary Atm Humphries his wife, in and to one undivided equal third part of three tracts or parcel of lands (being her right of j dower therein, situate in Mill Creek hundred, late of Francis Denny decensed, and desci lb cd as follows, No. 1. A Farm Bounded by lands of Caleb Harlan, land of Frederick P Klair and others, with a Log dwelling House, andbain thereon erected, containing ninety five acres, be the same more or less. No. 2 A Farm Bounded by lands nf the heirs of Dr, Wm. Reynold, land of James Denny and by White Clay Creek, with a large Brick dwelling House thereon erected, containing 150 acres more or less. No. 3. A lot of P ground in the Village of Staunton bounded by the Wilmington and Christiana Turnpike road: land of William A. Stapler and others, with a Two story Brick dwelling house, and small Log house, thereon erected, contain ing 280 perches, more or less. Seized and taken iu Execution as the prop erty of Peter A. Humphries and to be sold y • MARCUS E. CAPELLE, Sh'Jf. New Castle, July 5, 1838. MARCUSE. CAPELLE, Sh'ff. New Castle Juyl 5, 1833. die of how every and ablest are of pel the has ol BY virtue of a Writ of Venditioni Exponas to mc directed, will be exposed to Public Sale, at the House of William Donaho, Vil lage of Black Bird, in Appoquinimink Hun dred, on Friday the 19th Day of July, in stant, at 10 o'clock, A. M. The following described Real Estate, to wit, a life right in 5-6 of the following described land and pre situate in said hundred bounded by Denny, land of Henry Hartup and' George Deakyne and others, with Two Log dwelling Houses, Kitchen, and Stables thereon erected, containing 280acres be the same more or less. Seized and taken in Execution, as the property of Peter A. Humphries and to he sold by MARCUSE. CAPELLE, Sh'Jf. New Castle, July 5, 1833. BY virtue of a Writ of Venditioni Exponas to me directed, wifi be exposed to Public. Sale, at the House of John D. Gregg, Vil lage Brandy wine,in Brandywine Hundred, on Saturday the 27th Day of July, instant, at 10 o'clock, A. M. The following described piece or parcel of marsli situated in Brandy Hundred, to wit, on Cherry Island, Bounded by marsh land of Edward Tat.tall, Thomas Robinson and others, containing Two and a half acres more or less. Seized and taken in Execution, as the prop erty of William McCaully and to be sold by MARCUS E. CAPELLE, Sh'ff New Castle, July 5, 1833. BY virtue of a Writ of Venditioni Expo nas to mc directed, will be exposed to Pub lic Sale, at the House of Abraham Boys : Village Stanton, in Mill Creek Hundred, on mises, laud of Benjamin wine . Ol to se rugs, is a by mm> mmw, V ND Possession given immediately, an of fice in a central part of the city. For particulars, enquire at this office. July 9, 1833. 62—4t, DIVIDEI». The President and Directors of the Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine, have this day declared a dividend of 3 J per cent, for the last six months ; payable to the Stock holders or their legal representatives, on or after the 10th inst. By order of the Board, J, P. WOLLASTON, Cash'r, Wilmington, July 1, 1833. 60-4t Dividend. The General Board of Directors of the Farmers Bank of the State of Delaware, have this day declared a dividemPat the rate of five per cent per annum, for the last half year, payable to the stockholders or their legal representatives, any time after the 9th inst. JOHN MANLOVE, Cash'r. 62— 3t. Dover. July 2, 1833. A HANDSOME SITUATION FOR SALE, If applied for within four or five weeks. A Valuable FARM, 2) miles from Wil mington, Del. and 50 perches from the Kennet Turnpike, containing ONE HUNDRED Sc NINE ACRES, With sufficient wood and plenty of water, The improvements consist of a large Stone Dwelling, with three rooms on the first floor and five on the second. There is a well of ' good water at the kitchen door, with a pump ! t herein ;a convenient barn with stone stabling, a comfortable tenant house, a young apple or chartl of well selected fruit just beginning to bear—also, a variety of peach, pear and cherry trees. More than half the farm is we ij se t with thriving thorn hedge, Four hundred bushels of Lime were put on the place last fall. Any person wishing to view the premises will please call on Jacob Der rickson living thereon, and for particulars to the subscriber, near West Chester, who will give a clear title and make the terms to ac commodate the purchaser. EZEKIEL WHITE. 58 Milltown, June 25—3w. Consumption Cured. The Indian SrEcjFtc, Fur the Prevention and cure 'WJlteOf Coughs, Culds, As tf mas, Consumptions! Æ, spitting of blood; and ^ diseases of the Breast - w ,,,. -, an d Lungs, &c. Prepared by nr. Clabksos L-'bbsman of the Ob y of Lancaster. accompany each bottle ol it 111 a conspicuous I lie different stages 11» y Dills of directe die SPECIFIC, pointing manner, all the symptoms i of these distressing diseases ; also, particular directions respecting DIET and REGIMEN, St how patients are to conduct themselves through every stage until health is restored—for vain and useless would be the prescriptions of the ablest physician, accompanied with the most powerful and useful medicines, il bis directions are not faithfully adhered to, The public are informed that the depositions of 287 persons have been taken before die pro pel authorities ill the city of Lancaster, all com pletelv cured of the most desperate cases ol Consumption : some of which are detailed in the bills accompanying each bottle. N. It. A fresh supply of die above Specific has been received, and is for sale by JOSEPH lSltlNGHUHST, No 87, Market St. Wilmington, Del. S ,1,1 also by EDWARD 11RINGHURST, Druggist, No. 137, Market-st,opposite the Dank ol Delaware. in by r n , The following letter from Dr. Knapp, a nhvsician of extensive practice in Baltimore, is but one of the many testimonies which ral have been received of the virtues of got „ i \ y \ r v >s CARMINATIVE 1JK. J AI n L i ' Baltimore, March -7th, 1833, | je Dear Sir,—Yours of the 21st came to hand j yesterday. You ask me what ptoofs I meet with of the efficacy of your medicine? . I can safe/u say, that I never have presen bed a medicine for Bowel Complaint that has be given me so much satisfaction, and my pa tients so speedy and perfect a relief. Whenever introduced into a family it be- t I romes a standing remedy for these complaints, c °™ s aa Ued for again and again, which I > " " /evidence of its efficacy l L scf i lncs s b ' Summer Complaints of children it has P ,• n tly appeared to snatch the little vie ,| mas p- were from the grave. «jt saved the life of my child and of such suck . ic iüiff" my patients have frequent- i» j t0 me> In Bysinteric affections of adults I again , 8 ., ct ]| ke a charm, and give ^^ùmtrelièf ina fmvhours P r mav conrludc with observing that it is a va i ua j,i c medicine and no family should be to U M. L. KNAPP, M. I). sale ], y ' ' EDWARD BRINGHURST, Agent for Delaware State. Country Merchants supplied at the pro of P rictHls pucc - _ r~ jff fß jgj gJ /£ S 1S1Ù WMItll. »irajctl Ol 8Sioix.ii On last Thursday night the 27th inst. a dark Sorrel Mare, about 14 hands s he had a small narrow blaze on » f whhe mark gu her left hind tw „ white feet one behind and one eg, tw o white Ieet one: behindl W«l one beton. * . trots well in harness. 1 he above reward will be paid by tho subscriber living near New-Ark Del. CURE FOR Summer complaints, &c. of For THOMAS METEER. July 1, 1833.—60—5t. POETICAL. • [From Blackwood's Magazene. ] THE EVENING STAR. Oh! sweetly shines the summer sun, When heaven from clouds is free, And brightly gleams the moonlight on Field, rock, and forest tree. But to the pensive heart of love, Oh sweeter than these by far, It is with devious step to rove: Beneath the evening star. To others give the festive hall, Where wine cups shine in light; The music of the crowded ball, With beauty's lustre bright; But give to me the lovely dell, Oh sweeter than these by far; When pine trees wave and waters swell, Beneath the evneingstar. The days are past that I have seen, And ne'er again shall see, When nature with a brighter green, O'erspread the field andttee. Though joyless not the present day, Yet sweeter than it by far, 'TU on the past to muse and stray, Beneath the evening star. For all the future cannot give What spareless time has left, And oh! since thou hast ceased to live, A vacant world is left. I turn me to my days of love, The sweetest on earth by far, And oft in thought with thee I rove, Beneath the evening star. VALUE OF*a"mOMENT, BT MONTGOMERY. At every motion of our breath, Life trembles on the brink of death; A taper's fiame that upward turns, While downward to the dust it burns. Moment by moment year's are passed, And one ere long will be oqr last. 'Twixt that (long fled) which gave us light, And that which soonshall end in night, There is a point no eye can see, Yet on it hangs eternity. This is that moment as we choose. The immortal part we save or lose; Time past and time to come are not; Time present is our only lot. O God, henceforth our hearts incline To seek no other love but thine. of to is to As and ï^isteUatitou». got Downingville, 29th June. Dear Sir—This is going to be rather a lengthy letter. We've had real time. I as begun to feel pretty streaked for our that Tolks when I see what was done onBoston Commonand over there little Cambridge, yvmmuuaim __._. " . and I told you I was going " S things to rights; and when I got heai , 1 egg found 'em in a terrible takin about that j crowner's lie down in New York bay.— There was nothing at all going on. had I went full drive down to the meetin of house and got hold of th'c rope, and pul led away like smoke, and made the old bell turn clean over The lolks come un bell turn clean.over, J. he ioiks come up thick enough then to see what was to pay, ee and filled the old 1 abernacle church lull and there was more outside than you could count. Now,'says I 'I spose you think there's going to be preachio here to-day but that's not the business. The General is comin.' That was enough , , ,. I tell'd the Gene ,, w '' .. ,-n t , ral last winter he d sec nothing tin pc 0J got down here, and if we dont make him stare, then there's no snakes.' 'Where's Capt. Finny'? says I' 'here I | je > i ga y S he,and there he was sure enough j cr itter had just come out or his bush , , J , . . , . l k ^antain Finny you are lo him- bays I Captain tinny you are io be the marshal o. the day. Upon that he jumps right on eend. 'Now says 1 p 'where is Seth Sprague the schoolmas t er?' 'Here I be,' says he, and there he -.„„a with his nitch nine un in the gall I m^v iust as H I was irointr to"irive out the l L Z J fiir ld m _voriust oLLfvou. Ditch salt!) for him—you just pocket your puen fl P l P c > ® a y s ; Seth, and brush up y larnin for we ve pitch d on you to write the address—''Why Major, says Zekel Bigelow,'I thought I was to do that, and i» ve got otic all ready.' 'But,' says I, 'vou don't know nothin about Lattin, the Genneral can't stommack any thing 11L . , , einre now without its got Lattin ,u ever since a they made a Doctor on him down theie be to Cambridge tother day, but however, t says I, 'Zekel you shall give the address after all, only jest let Seth stick a little Ilog Lattin into it here and there.' 'And now'savs I'all you be sprv, and don't Bfnn -in till the oudden's done.' , .. 1 hen they begun to hunt lot hats and down the gallery stan s they went. Ana if there'd been 40 thanksgivins and Hide pendafice days comin in a string, I don't inst. believe there could he more racket than there was in Downingville that afternoon on an( i n i K ht hind ' Bv lo 0 -'clock next morning all was one , ' rfi a „n and I one read y. I bad em all Rationed and I . went out and come back o oi 4 * cr03S the brook by the potash to try em. I got a white hat on, and a shag bark stick, put some flour on my head and got to my sorrel horse, and looked just äs much like thcold °ien.tieman as I could ° To the Editor of the New York Daily Advertiser, on Arter Irym them 2 or 3 times I got em | all as limber as a with, and the last time j I tried em, you've no idee, it went off just as click as ile. 'No, 'says I, 'tenshon the hull!' "Stand at ease till you see me again,' and then I streaked it down to old Miss. Crane's Tavern, about two miles off, and waited till the General come along, and afore I had mixed a 2d glass of switchel up they came, and the General look'd as chirk and lively as a skipper. "Now" says I "General we are going right into Downingville, and no man here is to give any orders but myself," and I said this loud enough for Mr. Van Buren and Governor Woodburv and all on cm to here me, and they was all as hust arter that as cows in a clover lot,— Then we all mounted, and on we went— I and the General a little a head on em. And when we crossed the Brook, says I "dont be afraid of the string pieces here General—we aint in New York now." I'll follow you Major,''says he ''thro' thick and thin—I feel safe here. Jist as we got on the nole, tother said of the Brook, we came in sight of Down ingvillc—and'says I there's where I live, when I'm to hum, and the sight of out house make me crawl all over. I'm sick of Washington and if Downingville folks only know'd half what I do about one feller you've brought along with you, they'd want to take him like a streaked snake by the tale, and snap his head off. Aint that a snug farm" says I. The Gene ral rize right up in his stirrups,and says he 'I'd go east of sun rize any day, says he, to see sich a place." I thought l should go right through my shirt collar, for the Gineral was tickled to pieces. No thing has held a candle to it that he's seen. Seth Sprague has put the children all on the school house—you could'nt see an atom of the room—with green boughs, and singing at a set place he had made; and when I and the gineral passed by they made it all ring again, I tell you; whether it was lacing the sun or what, but he looked as if he was e'eny jist going to cry, (for he is amazin tender hearted critter.) Jist then Sargent Joel who had charge of the field piece in front of the Meetin House, toucheil her off; and difl'nt she speak. This compos'd the Gineral in a Meetin House, off; and difl'nt she speak. This compos'd the Gineral in a minute—says he "Major, I should'nt want nothing better thnn a dozen of them guns to change the boundy line along here jest to suit you"—"but look Major what on earth has got into Mr. Van Buren's horse"—sure enough Sargent Joel had put in a leetle too much waddin, if any thing and Knock Bissei, as sly as a weazel, slipp'd in a swad of grass, that hit Mr. Van Buren's horse and set him capering, till he kinder flung him. I was- as wrath as murder-says I "where is he?_ and I arter him full split—he was clipping it across the orchard, so that you might put an egg on his coat flap, and it would'nt role off. j s tj. cak ed it round the corner of the stone fence to head him—but afore I got to him he had kitch'd the horse, and was clearing out of the country—and afore this he is slick enough in the Province, They tell different stones about it, but Deacon Willoby seen the hull on it, and he 3ays Ml .. V an Buren hung on like a lamper ee | > fill he was kinder jerk'd up like a tvounched toad, and he came down on the fiorse'srump jist as he kick'd up behind, and that sent him clean over the fence into the Deacon's potatoe patch. He turned over so fast in the air you could not tell one eend fromAnther: but his ieet struck first, and he stood there, the Deacon says, and made as handsome a bow to the folks as if nothing 0J ) earth had happen'd to him. Tlle review of Capt. Finney's company | did take the shine off them aye Boston and Salem sogers, I tell you; but they was all so keen arter the Gineral that, all I and Capt. Finney could do, we couldn't keep the line strait; and they all got into st)cfi a snarl that you might as well try to straiten a sheep's wof)]< The bell was ringing all the while—two 1 p e0 pi e W as up there with stone hammers pounding on her, caze unde Josh had gone und took the bell rope, and lied one eend on't to the steeple, and carried tother eend over to the Deacon's chimbly more than 12 rods off; and every inch on't was hung full of fl a „ S( and where there want no flags he had got a)l the cloth out of the fulfill mill, and (be gals and Downingville boys had gin all handkerchers and gowns and flannel shirts, audit was so high up, and the wind I, kinder struck em all together so you could'nt tell a check shirt from an old Continental, The Gineral was tickled half to death; says he,'Major, that looks about right.' 'It does ÿ \ .binerai, if tllat a i»tU nion I dont kl)ow >> He's as keen as a brier to catch any t |,j ngcunn ii,—he dont care where he is; he snor t s right out. sno n as we got down to the meeting house door, Zekel Bigelow gin him the at' dress. It was stuck as full of Lattin words here and there like burs in the wool of a stray sheep; and Zekel, who knows cent- most ev & ingj (Wt knmv Lattin yct _ J . lie keeps t jie p ac king yxrd, and salts down more fish than any man in 3 counties round; and it was real curious how he got along. He'd throw in the salt; and then the pickle and thenkre; iest a little't a time—and when he come to talk to the Gineral about pro servin the Union and the Constitution, it was I jist the thing—and when he talked about I ^ afe Nu ^ lifiel . s> Ue and shaved and * made the scales flv, I tell you—every hair em. on the G mer als head stood straight on eend— and there stood the critter Zekiel right afore got him, talking like a book, and his head was just as smooth, and every hair on it slick'd down with a dipp'dcandle, and that arc kew Ibis would tell the folks behind which way | his eye turn'd just as well as tho' they j waslookin strait in his face—caze it Icinder lodg'd on his collar and every time lie look'd up, it wou'd stand still a minute and point right strait up in the air. Then came the Gineral's turn—his heart was so full hee'd but jest speak—and I just a goin to begin for him—when out he came. "My friends I as he for was says he, ths' I tel'd 'em down South, my father was an Irishman and, my mother too, I am as clear a Yankee (and he turn'd and looking round him slap'd his hand on my shouldei-) "as the Major him self," says he, "and he knows it." "So I do" says I "Gineral, I tell'd 'em all so often enough." "I will preserve the Union I'll be bang'd and choaked to death if I dont; and w hao T —— « x Kmm wuere to find it. I am glad to hear you say that saltpeter once in a while is good—I always thought so, and if the constitution spiles in my hand « for the want of it—I wont stand another elec tion." Here the Gineral was goin to stop, but says I in his ear "you must give them a little Lattin, Doctor." Here he off hat again—-"E pluribus unum" says he, friends—-sine qua non," Tha'tl dp Gineral" says I; and then we turn'd to, and shook all the folks round till dinner time—and then we made the bake beans and salt pork fly, and the cider too, I tell you. The folks had'nt eat nothin since I got on to thé ground, After dinner I tell'd the Gineral about that are blasted rascal Enoch Bissei who tuck'd in the grass wadcltn, "That's the same fel low" says I "Major Barry turned out of the Post Office. I knew he was a scamp, and if he was'nt then he is no«»"-,—"why Ma jor" says the Gineral it was just so with that infernal Uandolf— -if he didn't deserve what I gin him afore he attacked me, he sartinly did afterwards: and where's the odds? "Plaguy little" says I "Gineral." To night we're goin to a quiltin at Uncle Josh's. Miss Willoby the Deacon's eldest dater is spruicc up for .t—She is rather too old to be handsome, but she is a keen critur, and always has something to say.—The Gineral and Mr, Van Buren both talk about her considerable.-—If the Gineral dont keep a sharp look-out Mr. Van Buren will go clean ahead on him on that track—for he is the fierlitest critur amongst the women you ever see. The Gineral says he must have some of our Yankee Gals in the Cabinet next winter—and I kinder have a notion there will be some hitchin teems done here about* afore we quit. We shall go strait from here to Suratoqiii and wash inside and out there, I expect we shall all need washing afore we get there. This is the longest letter I ever writ in my life, bi)t I'm to hum now,—It would cost you a good many of your odd ninepences I my on and ring the who the a want to suit has your guess to pay the postage if it warn't for the President he franks all my letters—and that ain't what he does for most folks. I may tell you about the quiltin frolic to night in my next—but won't promise, for I have just as much as I can do here, to do all the chores for the Gineral—land write about 50 letters a day for him. Yours to sarve, J. DOWNING, Major, Downingville, Militia—2d Brigade. During tl;e present and past week, says the Frederick Herald, our farmer* have bee« engaged in cutting their crops of rye and wheat, and may be said to have completed this interesting part of their agricultural pur suits. We rejoice to learn that their fears relative to the state of the wheat crop have not been realized to the extent apprehend ed; yet it is understood to liaye fallen below the usual standard, both as to quantity and quality . 1 he Richmond Enquirer observes:—"It i* still estimated, that the crop of Wheat in Lower Virginia is only about one half of the | average crop. The harvest on tile North side of the James River is supposed tobe bet ter than on the South. The Jefferson "Free Press" of the 27th June says, 'it is thought the crop (in that county) will be better than that of the last year.' We understand that in Frederick, 8cc. about one-third of the crop is estimated lo be lost. We have been in formed, that the first sale of new Wheat was made yesterday to one of our City Millers at 112) cents per bushel —red Wheat. The New York Commercial of Saturday says—"Extensive observation in the coun try for a month past, enables us to speak from personal knowledge of the prospects of the husbandman for the present year. Owing to the extraordinary coldness of the season Indian Corn is in a most forbidding state of backwardness—and it is doubtful whether the suns of July will be able to bring the plants forward to perfection. But of grass and the smaller grains, wheat in particular, the fields are full of promise. Never have we seen such wheat fields as those now waving over the western part of this State; and with the smiles of bounteous heaven upon the harvest, the granaries of the farmers through the val Icy of the Mohawk, stretching wcstwardly to the Garden of the Gennesee country, were never so amply stored as they wifi be at the close of the present season, The Cincinnati Gazette of Tuesday week says, the harvests in that vicinity are good. n' yC rop s very heavy and fairly saved. Bar ley, rye and wheat a full average crop, The Edgefield Carolinian of the 27th ult. says, "the wheat crops in this distiict have beeen almost totally destroyed by the rust. Most of the farmers have turned their stock in to pasture on their wheat fields; and but few, we understand, will even make seed from the present crop." The Athens (Geo!) Banner of the 22d June represents the wheat crop as "bv means so abundant as usual. The grain is 'very defec tive, so much so in many instances as not be worth the reaping. This has principally beenowing to the heavy rains, which fell of\ whilst the wheat was in bloom, generating way . rot, rust, &c. near THE WHEAT HARVEST.