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No. 69.
Wilmington, Delaware, Friday August 2, 1833.
The Wilmington Fire Insurance
Incorporated by the Legislature of Delà
■ware, in Feb'y. last, with a capital of
150,000 DOLL'S
This company is now prepared at their
office in Market street, the first door below
the city Hall, to make :.'U kinds of insurance
against five, and on intend transportation ot
Goods and Country Produce.. Marine risks
are excluded.
JAS: CAN BY, President.
Wilmington, July 12, 1832.
The following persons
respective districts to wit:
Ayres Stockley, Smyrna,
George S. Adkins, Milford.
William Dunlap, Christiana Bridge,
Abraham Boyer, Stanton,
John Riddle, New-Castle,
James Robinson, New-Ark,
Andrew K. Nelson, St. Georges,
James Delaplaine, Centreville,
•Caleb Heald, Kennet Square,
John W. Thomas, New-Garden,
J'etcr Askew, Brick Meeting House, Md.
William Torbcrt, Elktmi.
Agents in their
Vincent Gilpin,
Washington Rice,
Jesse Mendinhail,
George Bush,
James Price,
'Samui'l Hilles,
Stephen Bonsai,
Thos'. H. Larkin
Lewis Rumford,
Joseph C. Gilpin,
E. I. du Pont.
LEA PUSEY. Sec'ry.
In the Orphans' Court
OF KENT COUNTY,— Delaware.
In the case of the real estate of Robert Gra
ham, late of Kent county and state of Delaware,
deceased, upon tile application of Benjamin
Graham, son of the said Ko c t Graham, deceas
ed, who died intestate, by his petition ill writ
ing and presented to lUe Oi phans' Court of said
County tile 26th (lay ol March, A. 1Ï- 1836.
It is tlie same day ruled by tile said Court that
IIuMi Latten y , and also Robert Lafierty, .lack.
Latterly, Mariam Latterly and Margaret
Latlerty, children of said Hugh Latterly, and
also Mariam Poynter, anil also that Jackson Laf
fertyandhis live child' en by his deceased wife
Celia Latterly, viz: Jame Laffcrty, Mary Laf
ferty Sally Latterly, Susan Lafferty and Jack
son Latterly, and also that Jane Latterly now
the wife of the said Jackson Lafferty, be and ap
pear in the Orphans' Court of Kent County afore
said at Dover, in tlie said County on Monday the
-seventh day ol October, in the present year of
■our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thir
ty three, and then and there to accet or choose of
,the land and real.estate of w uc i e a oresau
intestate, the said Robert Graham, ie( if,.'
according to law. at the ^ 1 "* , ^.^° g ^ h *
sariie in tb said Court, or . j. .
cause if any they have, "*)•',*" ,he !
. . "" "
made by the said Court for the sale ot the
said land and real estate according to die form
of the act of the General Assembly ill such case
made and provided.
And it is ordered by the said Court, that tins
rule tie served on the said Mariam Puynter, and
on the î»U Jackson Lafferty, and oil said Jane
his wife, by copies of ill same, under tlie hand
of tlie Clerk and Seal of this Court, being deli
vered to, or left at the usual place ot abode ot
them the said Mariam
1 bis wife, at least six
1'nyntei'. Jackson Lalleity
in,I l ine lus wile, at least six weeks next before
,1 1 seventh da of October aforesaid. Anil
it ;« i'lii-tiier onlcreiLby the said Court, that this
role lie served on die said Sally Latlerty ami
Jackson Lalicrty, children as aforesaid of tlie
siitl Jackson Lafierty, by copies of the same,
hand of the Clerk and seal of
bring deliver! d to or left at their
iisoal place of alio lei and also delivered to their
said fattier, said Jackson Latterly, at least six
week next befo e the said seventh day ot Octo
er alori said.
And it is further ordered by the Court, that
to the said ugh Lafierty and the said Robert
I .afterlV, Jackson Latterly, Mariam Lafferty and
Margaret Lafierty, children of the said Hugh
Lafferty, and tlie said James Lafierty, Mary Laf
ferty and Susan Lafierty, children of the said
Jackson Lafferty, this rule lie served on them,
ill the following manner, that is to say, that a co
py of llie same be published for six successive
eck in the Pittsburg Advocate, a newspaper
rgh, in the State of Peril Sylva
; State Journal, a
under the
I rioted in Pitts!
nia and also ill the Del.uvi
' ,„<(per printed at Wilmington, l
r 1 , -ire the first publication to be at least
Ä'd^fi. : e thc " f ~ l SÏVent " d,,y ° f
October aforesaid.
the State
f L HARPF.R, Cler k.
Kent Comity, ss.
tify that die above anil fore
; copy of tlie original
®j; rule of the Orphans' Court of said
Sj? county, in the case therein mtntion
1 til.
I cei
is it tr
In testimonium veritatis.
J. L. IIA ill* ER, Clerk.
June 18.—6\v.
NEW (iOUl)S'
addition to :
The Subscriber has just received >
his former extensive stock, a new anil will sc-j
lectecl assortment of , ,
Spring and Summer Ooods,
—Among which are —
Cloths anil casiineres, all colours,
Merino anil Summer Cloths,
nine anil yellow Nankeens drillings,
Itombazelts, bombazines and Circassians,
Brochells, princcttas and tastings,
Crapes, pongees, silk and cotton velvets,
Cambric, jaconet, book ?c mull muslins,
Venitian and Scotch carpeting, Brussels rugs,
Chintzes, prints, bleached and brown muslins,
Tickings, checks, canvass, Russia sheetings,
Merino, crape, silk and borage shawls,
Bobinct and thread laces, 1 ce veils,
Silk, hoskin and bi aver gloves.
Buttons, combs, tapes and thread*.
. ..large assortment ot PAPER HANG
& IIORDEKINGS of the most lashiona
With a
hie patterns.
No. 30, Market street, Wilmington
H03, Market street, Wilmington, Del.)
Has just received a general assortment of
Spring' and Summer
Which tie will sell at a very small advance
on cash prices. He flatters himself that pur
chasers will find his stock well selected, and
of tha most fashionable style. Among his
late purchases he has some very superior
Black aiul blue Cloths,
Claret and invisible green do
Olive and brown do
With a variety of other colors and qualities.
Cassimeres of various colors and kinds,
Merino and Rouen do. striped and plain,
Summer Clothes, a handsome lot,
Brochells, I'rincettas and Camblet,
6-4 French black Bombazine for gentle
men's wear,
French and English Drillings and linens,
Blue Nankins, Stripes, Peruvian fancies,
Irish Linens, a cheap lot,
Marseilles and Valencia Vesting, a hand
some assortment,
Silk and Velvet Vesting,
Table L.aens, 5, 6, 8 and 10-4,
I Russia Diaper and Crash,
500 yards heavy Tow Linens, Osnaburgs
and Porter Sheetings,
New style painted Muslins and Ginghams,
Calicoes and Chintzes at all prices.
His assortment of silks for ladies' wear is
larger than usual, among which are some
very rich water'd 8c figr'd Silks.new style.
Bombazines and Norwicli Crapes,
Pongees and Nankin Crapes,
Mandarins lawns—Palmarines,
A large lot of MERINO SHAWLS, 25
per cent less than heretofore,
Linen cambric handkerchiefs,
Bandanna and silk Hag do.
do cott.do—domestic plaids and stripes,
Bleached 8c unbleached Muslins, some as
low as 6J cts.—A large assortment, of
Ingrain and Ycnitian
of different widths, 4, 5, and 6-4,
Oil Cloths, paper hangings and borders,
of tlie latest fashion,
With a good lot of the best live GEESE
Grateful for the encouragement lie lias re
ceived, he respectfully solicits a continuance
of the same.
[y,jqg Caroline Jones, wife of Levi Jones,
of Q e - rtnantown , was afflicted with Rheuma
(ism tor eight or nine weeks, during the last
winter and spring. She had a great deal of
pa ; n in the back and joint*; the pain in the
hack was particularly violent and distressing,
Medical aid failed to relieve her, and she
abandoned it, considering her case helpless.
confined to her bed and entirely
Remarkable €urc of
She was
helpless during tlie above named time.
der these distressing circumstances, the ap
8c Peterson's RED
plication of Vaughan
LINIMENT in two days produced a copious
moisture of the skin, which before had been
dry and cold, relieved the pain altogether,
rendering the joints flexible, and enabled her
to leave her bed alKl attend immediately to
the duties of tier house, winch she has done
ever since without interruption from disease,
It lias now been several months since her
cure—she remains quite well, feels quite
grateful for the surprising relief afforded her,
and wishes lier case made public for tlie
benefit of other sufferers,
Germantown, June 25, 1833—july 2-tf.
raie teo. ii>.
A train of passenger ears, propelled Uv a
the depot at N LW
locomotive engine, leaves
CASTLE, for FRENCH! OWN, every
morning, upon the arrival of the Steamboat
from Philadelphia, at about half /last eight
o'clock ; returning leaves Frenclitown at a
bout half /last ten o'clock.
Another train of passenger cars departs
Irani New Castle, for Frenclitown, every c
vening. (except Sunday,) upon the arrival of
ilie afternoon boat from Philadelphia, ai a
1,1,ui six o'clock, and on return arrives about
nine o'clock.
Fare over tlie Road
Do., for excursion over tlie road
and back -
50 cents.
50 cents.
N. Castle to Philadel
phia, by steam boat
" N. Castle to Balt.
Do. from
25 cents.
SI 50
R. H. BARR, Ag't.
NeW-CttMlf. July X, 1833.-61tf
Drivers 'tVa.n.'ted
of the CiiC*'.ipeake 8c Dela
WlU be
On tlie tow-path
! ware Canal, to whom good wages
j given b y oBERT p OIjK( 0 f Del. City, or j
ABRM. BENNETT, ofChes City.
to :
sc-j jm y 16—4t
Conveya ncer 's Office.
JAMES SORDEN, lias opened an office
... No. 7, third street, next door to John Rev
liôld's store, where lie transacts all business
in the line of aNotarv public. He also draws
Deeds, Mortgages, Wills, Powers of Attor
ney, Bills of sale and bonds and agreements of
every description, with despatch and in legal
form. J"'y 19. 1833. 65—tf
A LL persons indebted to John Boyd late of
Brandywine, deceased< are requested to
make immediate payment* and those having
claims will please present them tor settle
ment to JAMES FLICK, Ex r.
July 9, 64-tt.
The subscriber informs his friends and the
public, that he still carries on the
Mattress Business.
In all its various branches, in Second St. nc.r
Mr. Jones' Brewery; where lie makes
Curled Hair, and other Maltresses, Churci
Cushions, Sen. Beds, Wagoners' beds, am
Settee Cushions.
Steam Boats, Ships, Packets,8cc. supplied ot
short notice. The subscriber returns sincen
thanks for past favors, and hopes by strie
attention to business, to merit and receive t
continuance of public patronage.
N. B.—Curled Hair and Moss sold, ant
Horse hair and Cow-tails bought.
Wilmington, April 16—law3mo.
Sheriff's Sale.
BY virtue of a writ of Levaria Facias to me
directed, will be exposed to Public Sale, at
tile House of Eli Sharp, city of Wilmington,
on Saturday the 10th day of August, next, at
10 o'clock, A. M. All that lot or parcel of
land, situate, lying and being in the city of
Wilmington, and bounded as follows, to wit :
Beginning at a stake standing on tile east side
cl Market street, at sixtv-five feet and six
inches broad,and at a distance of 40 feet from
the south side of Front street, and at 49 feet
broad, being a corner for a lot which belongs
to Richard Ponle, thence with tile line there
of south fifty-eight degrees east, fifty-seven
feet and three inches to another corner stake,
thence south thirty-two degrees west, 31 feet
to another corner, thence north 58 west, fifty
seven feet and three inches to Market street,
at tlie width aforesaid, thence up Market
street north thirty-two degrees east thirty
one feet to the place of beginning, containing
1774 feet and nine inches of land more or less,
witli the improvements thereon erected.
Seized and taken in Execution as the prop
erty of Samuel Harker and Hannah his wife
and to be sold bv
New Castle, July 18, 1838.
The President, Managers and Co. of the
Wilmington and Great Valley Turnpike road
have tins day declared a dividend of 75 cents
upon eacli share of tile Capital Stock of said
Company, payable to the stockholders or
their legal representatives on or after the
22d inst. upon presentation of their certifi
Bv order of the Board,
64— lm.
B. Wine, July 8th,
JUST RECEIVED and for sale at J.
SCOTT'S Book & Hat Store, 93, Mar
Memoirs of James B. Taylor
Life of J. W. Barr.
D- Brainerd
Nicholas Ferrar
Leigh Richmond's Domestic Portraiture
The Daughter's Own Book
The Only Soil
Biographical Dictionary of the Bible
Bible Atlass
Flower of tlie Forest, by Wm. Sharwood
Barnos an Conformity to the World
the Gospels
" of
" of
" Notes
" Family Prayers Sc Hymns
Common Prayer Book with new Psalms
an l Hymns
A handsome assortment of Family, School,
and Pocket Bibles—very cheap.
July 24, 1833.
J. SCOTT, No. 93, Mavket street, has
just received a handsome assortment of Biack
8c Drab Silk Hats, of the last fashion ; they
arc much /{referable to the Fur Hat in every
reshea, being manufactured in such a man
ner as not only to give them a very neat and
elegant appearance (which with but little
care they will retain for many months) but at !
the same time to render them perfectly to«
IfV tiroof —and much more durable than the j
Fur Hats. Sold lower than the Philada. pi i
Also, an elegant assortment of Fur Hats
for sale as above.
July 26, 1833.
6 7
Farmers' Bank Stock.
56 SHARES Farmers' Bank Stock, for
Applications post paid will be attended to.
July 26.
sale bv
Loi and Behold!!
The works of the ever Lucky Glazier!!
43 a prize of $500
16 35
39 S3
17 35 53
7 23 59
All actually sold in two days, Saturday and
Monday iaM, at theever; Lucky•Prize Office.
'August 1st. Delaware Class, 5 extra, capi
tal £10,000, tickets only 2.
Saturday 3rd. Maryland State Lottery,
£15,000 and 100 of 400, ticket 5.
Monday the 5th, Delaware Lottery 31, cap
ital $15,000, tickets 4.
Tuesday tlie 6th capital £3000 ticket nmy 1.
Wednesday 7th. New York Lottery, 2*
extra, all Prizes, no Blanks. Capital lo,000
dollars, ticket $5.
Thursday 8tli,
capital $6000, ticket 2.
Saturday 10th. Union Canal Lottery, 10,
prizes of $25,000, 10,000,4,080,3,000,2 of
■>500 2 of 2000, 2 of 1500, anil 20 of 1000, 2C
öf 500, 20 of 400, 50 or 200, 56 of 100, Sec.
Ticket £8. Z. B. GLAZIER,
Licensed Lottery mi l E
who sells 10 times more prize:
Brokers in the State of Delaware.
J-llv 03 til
D el a w are Lott ç ry 6 extra,
hange Broker,
than all othei
Altered from Mrs. Gilmers "Childrens
I mean to be a Christian,
And have a heart quite new;
And when I can read my Bible,
I'll be a Preacher too.
I will go into the pulpit,
• With my Bible in my hand
And preach the blessed gospel
Thro' all my native land.
My Son! my Son! the preacher
Must have a holy heart,
And serve his Heavenly Father
And his righteous law assert.
What pleasure would this infant choice
To your Mother now bestow
If God accepts the offering
Of the young hearts warm glow
I mean to be an Elder,
And visit all the poor
And sick, and feeble every day,
And call from door to door;
And read the holy Scriptures
Wherever I may stray;
And try to bless this wicked world,
With tenderness each day.
My Son! my Son! thy childish voice
Is balm upon my breast,
May God approve and guide thy fate,
Where holy men now rest:
The great, and gay to Him appear
As trifling as the (lust,
They never love his name to praise,
Ncr for his glory thirst.
I think I love the Heathen,
And long to tell them so
And morn, and eve, among them
Most gladly would I go.
I'll teach the little children
Around the cottage door,
And welcome to my Saviour
The wandering and the poor.
Louisa dear, a useful child,
Is beautiful to see,
And you shall never hear a word,
To check that mind from me.
But Oh! remember those who bear
The Missionary name
Must love the hallowed Cross of Christ
And daily bear the same
To sfiwe the cause of Jesus
Where'er my lot is cast;
Shall be my blest employment.
While life with me shall last.
No heart shall ache with sadness
My hand, or purse can reach
But the notes of love and gladness
To all around, I'll teach.
0 ! Children, joy it gives my soul,
To lieiir your youthful strain;
1 cannot bear to drill your youth
With images of pain:
Your lot in life, your Gn.l bestows,
Live like his own fair flowers,
Yield him in youth your fragrant thoughts
In manhood alt your powers.
July 25th 1833.
[From tlie New York Daily Advertiser.]
On my way from Saratogua to Washing- 4
ton, Part land, part water: but all steam, A
July 24,1833. J
Dear Sir—Ever since I wrote to you Irom
Downingville that plaguy long letter. J ham
wr it one letter except for the President, so
a R tlie accounts you have seen since arc a
pack of lies. I thought J would wait to see
what they would say about the Gineral s go
ing home so sudden and the cause on t, before
I tell'd you all about it. Now this is the
hull on't—You remember I tcll'd you we
all going that night to aquiltinat Uncle
Josh's; well we did go, and we had a great
time on't you may depend. But it ended in
trouble, and split our folks up into kindling
wood. After the quiltin they cleared away
the kiverlids, and knock'd up a dance. The
Gineral led off the Deacon's dater, and afore
lie got half down he begun to smoke*. So he
off coat, and at agin and went clean through.
I kept my eye on Mr. Van Buren who was
not dancing then but was ready to cut in
case the Gineral gave out. As soon as this
dance was over, lie slipped round and whis
pered something to the fiddler, and told the
folks he'd to show cm a new dance. Cass and
Woodburry and all on us ran off to git part
ners, and all made for the Deacon's dater, tor
she was as spruicc and as fine as a fiddle;—
but she was engaged to Mr. Van Buren,
That critur, it seems, had secured lier fur
the 2d dance, whilst we were talkin politics.
We had all been drinking putty considerable
nf switcbel and cider and eg ; pop, with a lit
tie New England in it, and felt good natur d
aml wrathy just as it turned up and come
plagy nigh having a fight right off—for 1
did'nt kinder like that move ol Mr. Van bu
However, he was so good natur d 1 j
thought I would'nt spile sport seeing I was to !
hum, and they wereall strangers; the Giner
cl tcll'd me to let him alone, and he'd i )llt
lliings to rights—sure emif, lie woik'd round
and put ali the folks in a ring, so there
was'nt no top nor no bottom—they were all
kinder head and kinder tail. Now, says "e
l'll call the figgers, and the fiddle begun,
and such a capercn you never see
"First dance to your partners, cays be - *
and at it they went, lie all the while fig
Wl rc
ren i.
crin in the middle with the Deacon's (liter.— !
After shufflin away at this, the time changed, | would
and he called out "change your partners and any
shuffle the next." And so they chang'd and I "can
shuffled and changed one after another, till !
each one danced clean round the ring. "Now" j the
says he, "all hands round—turn partners half | says
round—cross over with a swing---t>ack again hit
—right and left—riggle down and shuffle ]
and you never see such a snarl—there warnt l
one on urn had the partner he started with. I can
tinkle josh, who let' off old M^ss Sprague, I'll
Seth's mother had got Zekel Biglow's young
est dater ; Sergent Joel was dancing with the give
Deacon; and Cass and Woodbury stood back I
back shufflin to nobody ; and there was was
that critur, Mr. Van Buren, with the Deacons
dater, shavin it down, right along side the j the
fiddler, clean up head, and just then he
twitched the how out of the fiddler's hand, j
and gin a draw over a candle, and that put
stop to the music for that night. The Gin-1 a
eral snorted. Says he "Major. I tell'cl you
he'd put things strait. Tis just soin my as
^iabinct. He is a master critur to put things j Seth
Tiff rights there ;—and when we all got in that ; pipe,
plagy snarl there, he cut and snuffl 'd them
up, and afore you could say Jack Robinson, any
all the troublesome fellers were shuffled out. J
••he's a master han 1 at it," says I, "sure o
nouf." As there was an eend of the dance,
all the galls off shoes and stokins and went like
horn, case it was kinder muddy ; and we all
went to the tavern, and the Gineral went to
bed. We all then began to plan for the next exit
day, but some of the folks was plagy crusty,
Seth Sprague wanted all on us to go to his
pack'll yard ; and the Deacon said he should
like to show his fullin mill, and given kind
er thanksgivin ; hut nothing seemed to go
We concluded to call the Gineral,and
so I went in,but he was so sound asleep I tlio't
it wouldn't do to wake him, so for a kinder
sport 1 brought out ids hat and coat and
'old hickorv. Now says 1, this is ail I
get of the Gineral to night, and we'll all two
I try on, and whoever they shall fit best shall a
! decide what's to be dont —and we put Zekll
in the chair as moderator.—Woodbury was
'just going to take offliis coat, when Zekil and
nigh upon all on'em, said lie carried a leetle
too much blubber, and he stood aside and m
didn't try at all.-Cass off coat and pnt on he
Gineral's hit " toYsmall 'fcHiim!
Mr. Van Burau's turn cum next. As soon as
he put on the coat, he riz on his toes ; but it
would not do—it kivered him to his heels,
and the Hat feel right on his shoulders and
you couldn't see nothin on earth of him. anc
'How does that look Zekil? says lie, 'Why,"
says Zekil, 'it looks P'jSY curious., 'G tie
Van t0 Buren. S "'Well I dont know exactly
which says Zekil;—'I'll think on't to night.' Wn
'That's right Zekil' says H ûZtoit commit I
i yeurseif' and then they all kinwiJrsiiickered ;
and the laugh went agin Mr. Van Buren,
; "Now, my friends," says Mr. Van Buren,
rord, and I'm done—it is not, and never t
ill be, my wish to fix
lias been and never
the coat and lint exactly, but I think that
whoever wears either, should he least seen.
'Well* says Zekil, "that's my notion too,'and
that kinder turned the laugh totherway.
Then cum my turn—lmt I see how the
I'll just step out
and I went
cal jump'd, so says I,
and rig in another room,"
strait to the gineral, and woke him up,
and tell'cl him all about it;lie was as wrathy
as thunder—add when he gets his dander
up, its no joke, I tell you. Seisin he went,
"well" says Zekel, "if I had'nt seen the
Major look jist so this mornin, I'd swear
that was the gineral himself"—the gine
ral then gin cm all a hard look, and said
something, buta plaggy leetle softer; and
the cat was out of the bag. And then
cum trubie.
President's hey! who has been trying on
my coat?" They were all mum as a
quaker meentin. "I'll start by day
light," savs he, "for Washington,"—
"Major," 'says he, "do you go by the
way you have plami'd, and tell the folks
that I cant cum, for may I eternally"—
"that will do," says I, "gineral," and
with that he gin cm all a real hard look,
and went to lied. The next mornin, sure
enough, he was off, Mr. Van Buren and
some others with him. Cass hung back
and I streaked it around through N. ■
Hampshire, cut across the edge of Mass
achusetts, Connecticut and Vermont,
and Into York state, and smack up to
Twas well I did sc, for the
I tcU'd cm all just
"What, says he, all on ye
and one stol . y
cant te ||,
tor finding when I got to Saratoga, all tlie
fl as | u . folks was at Congress Hall, I put up
t jj cr( : t n0 , and its close along tide tlie spring.
fur y,. bestem was right glad to see me, and I
j vu { arca i time there fora week. There
wasa swo dof fine folks, and dreadful hand
lit- snm( , g a j| s . !m< f the house nigli upon chuck
d They all wanted to know about the gin
L . ri j i I ttll'd cm pertv considerable about
1 ' am i tiiat we was all oii our own hook now
bu- , lty much. And I dont see but what I
1 j stand about as good a chance to be President
to ! g . i])V on e|)1 I met a man from Georgia
| ' t j, er ÿ g f ect Q inches high, a real good fellow,
)llt I Most all these southern folks are good Jell
round j C)WS if you dunt say nothin about tlie lariff
there j nor f t L .ein the nig b ers, but they talk pretty
all . p j g m , w | U)W to manage them,the gineral
"e n)e a secret about tiiat ; says he, "Mil
I. whcn tlK . y say they can hit a doller, tell
see ' y0UCil n hit a fourpencu liapetiny." [
- * : Georgian and I had good many talks about
fig- fpies,but we bath thought alike, and did nt
folks were all waitin.
one story, for it was no use to tell any
other, for the Pvail Road ami St tant Boats
go so plaggy fast, afore I was done with
the folks in one town 1 was in another and
how on earth Mr. Van Buren manages
it, or could expect me to tell the -masons
and the anti-masons another, i
quarrel about that, and lie Cell'd me G corgi
would go tor me arter the gineral, as soon a
any north of Mason and Dixon. Says he
"can you shoot a rifle. Major?" "Pretty
considerable" says I. "lean hit a chip in
the air," says he "5 times out of 6 shots,"
says I "well I can heat that I guess, for I can
hit one 7times in 4 shots," "well," says he,
"that's entif we wont waste powder, and I
knock under." Says he, "Major, I recken I
can drink more Saratoguc water than you,"
I'll liet a sliillen ofthat, says he,— and we
staked the money, says he, "Mr. VVestcot
give me a pitcher" and down he went to the
spring. This kinder made the folks think I
was swamp'd but I went around to Patten's
stable, and got a bucket, and down I went to
the spring: and ns soon as lie saw me, he
smashed WU pit chw inn minute , says htf
"Major, 1 knock under."
I swash'd her round there at Saratogue for
a week, I tell you, I drank nigh upon 5
buckets eyery mornin; and I am as clear now
as a whistle. I am only sorry I (lid'nt bring
Seth Sprague along with me, with his pitch
pipe, jist totale the shine off of them are
singers at Mr. Wcstcott's house, he'd beat
any one on'em.
I got a letter from the Gineral yesterday,
telling me to cum onto Washington as soon
assteem can bring me ; and I'm going there
like a streck of chain lightning. I'm afeared
there's moretrouble there. That new dance at
Uncle Josh's, and trying on the Gineral s
exit .and hat among em 1 has kinder knock d
noses; and I and the Gineral will have our
hands full to get things to rights, and rig up
anew message for the next Congress. I re
main eternally yours.
J. DOWNING, Major.
Dowuiugville Militia, 2d Brigade.
Wc otlce saw a duel fought between
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two South American Spaniards, on board
a schooner belonging to Cumana,on the
Spanish Main. She was lying at the
time in St. Pierres, Martinico.
combatants were the owner and the Cap
tain of the vessel, both large muscular
m in the prime ofliTe.
h ' e ' t . ly [„ the morning-some
high Words, evidently of an irritable ten
dency, passed between them, and first
attracted the notice ot the crews ot the
surrounding vessels. The storm of words
increased, and with looks of defiance,
anc j eyes sparkling with indignation,
stood face to face, making violent
gestures, and applying to each other the
most insulting terms which can be found
Wn the Spanish language. 1 his wordy
warfare lasted, perhaps a quarter ot an
hour, and we expected every moment to
see tiiem come to blows. But suddenly
as jf f, y mutual consent, they ceased
t | ie ; r l êvilings, and passed down the
compan ; on way together. In a few mi
nutes they appeared on deck. They were
each lightly clad in a white shirt
Around the left arm were
and trowsers.
wound several folds of some party color
ed garment, and in the hand they bran
dished that deadly weapon, the "Spanish
As soon as they stepped on the quar
ter deck, they confronted each other,
and we shall never forget the demoniac
expressions of their countenances at that
On their swarthy visages were
fearfully impressed ad the evil passions
nature. Their
They fought foot to foot,
were rapidly interchanged, and were for
■ some time skilfully parried by the. left
arm , which was used as a buckler. 1 he
blows were all directed at the body, and
soon tlie white vesture ol one of the coat
batants was sullied by a crimson stain.
1 his seemed only to stimulate him to
more desperate exertions, snd a moment
after a stream of blood was flowing from
adversary's bosom—and thus they
fought more like demons than men, their
own crew silently gazing on the fearful
_ ; meanwhile sonic Captains of A
meric an vessels lying near, hastened on
board to put a stop to the mortal strug
gle. But ere they could reach to the
schooner,the Spaniards were both stretch
ed on the deck, which was flooded with
gore. One had received three danger
ous wounds in the breast—the other two
in the breast, and three in the abdo nen.
They were carried on shore, but whether
they lived or died, we never learned, a,
we left the harbour of St. Pierres a lew
hours after.— Lowell Journal.
which disgrace human
lips rverefirmly compressed, and we al
most landed we could hear the grating
of their teeth, Their large black eyes,
blood-shot with frantic passion, seemed
like glowing embers,
they gazed upon each other, as
sought to wither his antagonist with a
glance—-then they addressed themselves
to their sanguinary work. And never
did we witness a more extraordinary dis
play of address and agility than by those
' Spaniards, thirsting for each other's
For an instant
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The Princeton American Svstem of Fri
day, mentions that sales of wool have been
made in Philadelphia within a few days past,
at from 40 to 50 cents per lb. Wc saw one
lot (not the best) which sold for 45 cents.
So much for the benefits of Mr. Clay s N iff
Last Year wool was down to from 25 to
Let the farmer note the change
.» ark Da'. Adv.
25 cents.

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