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AND DELAWARE ADVERTISER.
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published, every Thursday h;
No. 45.
JULY 26, 1827
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VC are hastening to du.- ' «e lüsten
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The mountains, the valleys, the o-runs j.iakc, ,
With vom In.red arms, and yni.v lifted lance,
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STAN'/. AS.
Btivoha
M'c arc hastening on
To the sleep cl the veals, dial at
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Ireless . leimhers that lie h
goe.
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To Iti
To the silent halls of darknes
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--the til fill Kh'.
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Like tbe sunset lines, or tin
Like the forms
Like the flow'c
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Through ibe grid and U«e gl
below,
With the fair, and iho brave, und the pro
this vale
to
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the just,
arc had- ning t«»
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We arc hastening to dust!
dust!
Ye beautiful throne' ofttie blight ' f'" r ;
,f glossy and g»»iden hair.
Off 010", and their rays divine,
tirilllantlv shine;
....jn tins and their rond strain
if the
With vour tool
With vour spxn
That iaiiRtiishh
With your c-iu
As sweet as the
With vour forms that In fore us,
learn or
un; 1ver
rave u'l- rrii
nul round us f p
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wave :
tVitlt your banners that stream on
unfurled,
And your shouts that frighten
worlds
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Ye arc hastening to dust!
dust!
Vc scoffing' tribes of the rich and proud,
With your necks unbent, and tour knee; un
bowed ;
With your minion train of the mean and Vile,
That crouch before you, and fiuvn and snide,
With your spurning toot, and your tiircat'iiing I
eye,
That stagger the poor : _
With vour menancinjr -ones of wrath and pride,
That frighten the fearful who wait at tour side;
With your sm'lcs of scorn, and tour frowns of
hate,
With your robes nf gold, and ;
With all your pomp, and tiotye
Vc arc hastening to dust!
dust !
tliev pas. von bv;
nr halls of state, J
ind trust.
Ye arc hastening to
Ye lovely train of the humble and meek,
Who wipe the tear from the aged r heck;
Whose voice the gathering cures beguile.
And maketli the hearts or the sod to smile.
'er the chilling ;
With your tears that stream
hier
fit the (lions tha
With vour smites that oiud
Itvell no lull!
the just,
Ye are hastening to dust! Ac ai
dust!
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Y» , , uitiu.« when re
^ It was_a lovely sign d ' ff 'j[j-i
turning from his toil ot . • 1 du0I .
umon reached his home. L> bn „ gb9
F ew sycamov. and limes, ar0 u nrt a
liung down like woman s tres. - , '
ose trunks the honeysuckle wound Its
fragrant avms; and laurel, always green, and
myrtles, which shook their white buds it
ere there, ano
dust!
Hïï.AîVI 01 'T AkTlî AUREA.
eath the summer moon,
•sere, expecting his return, the gentle Au
da, who, each happy day, gathered her fair
est fruits to welcome him. Sott was the
evening's greeting;—one long kiss, received
and given, told a world of love; and many
1 question asked how absence passed was
Wxwered tenderly,and lovely fears at times
■vouUl fill the eve and ease thejheart.
Une child, like Auria fair, (and with such
lsoks as Hebe might, in early infancy, have
cast on Juno, when that skiey queen first
Aowed her unto Jove smiling) was born:
h- gentle link of love, yet firmer far than
'omis (though useful these) or forced vows.
■v»s that fair child, who from each parent s
fifavt drew joy; and by communicable signs
more beautiful than words) and murmut d
»unds, (nature's imperfect utterance,) told
ts own, and carried to the other's hearts de
'ight.
Gentle and wedded love' how fair art
ihou—how rich, how very rich, yet f re 5 d
J t blame, how calm and how secure!— the
Jtrfect hours pass onward to futurity with
eirn mA W
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Among soldiers—men whose habits ot Id"
' are slim t in diiect opposition to social and
doi»cMiceiijovment—v.hoave strangers eve
n-.e, ■- d whose profession is.todesire)
: their fellow men, it is astonishing v. nat ten
derm ss and amiability at disposition me ne
quer.tly to be met with. It a comrade mes
and leaves a widow; or it an o.iject oi ins
tress prt svnts itseirto a regiment—men ...
a poor traveller, unable to proceei. nom
illness or want, a subscription is immediate
lv set on foot, and although a tew P 1 "''''!
i'rin.i e o h be the extent ot the alms, ; ei,
i with men whose pay is so limited, it brats
j the credit of a considerable gift; hut it u not
; lin amount of the subset iptum 1 have look
j ed to most, it is the generous promptitm.i
I with which the measure is adopts.,.— -m
I ,| t t . sueli the greatest marks ot tcimerii.'ss
! in the soldier; oftentimes has it orriirml,
! that an orphan has been left in a regiment,
land the child has tiilier been supported and
; domiciled with the company tn which h's
1 father belonged, or a single soldier has un
del-taken the care of it. ! Ik Uwe one re
ruark iHW; iiistancc* occuvve«! immc'lialHy .u
cer the battle of Waterloo-—the tnfant was
! discovered under the carriage oi a
Another is, i believe, at this uiomrm
in the Toth or 73 th rcgi
That which fell under my own ob
js. i vatinn, I will relate; and 1 think it a f;
tords undoubted proof ot the kindest amt
most amiable heart.
At the battle of Talaveia, a soldier svhn had
1 w ;r , ciiihl about two years and a
hn'lf r.ld in the rciiimcnt with him. was kill
el' llis dentil weighed heavily at the
i ti'è'-ii-t r t tin-woman ind together with a sc
1 'a, lt marching, produced a
W i eh terminated in her death. Iler
! •'r.in t t'n"' if ft fitherk'ss an<l motlierlfss,
bermiie an i tercstine object of pity. The
, r f th • reeiment l.ut the hoy in the
r'nKa woman belonging to their own re-!
" Mis woman how ever, was a drank
Riment h ^ futli. r
Torce veil thrt "he neglected the child. He
Innredthisothc officers, and they deter
, 1 e nr ed tobt e ^ cxam ination it
that there was no other woman
0 thè ïimlo.ent who had claims to be trust
edmore^th»n tbe°nerson with whom the
;TILVk w ,- Indeed there are lint
j ^ ^ 7 ne^olutcd to take the field with
. th( . M ,| f r. prv . llK i thfSff in eencrwl are not
ïntlmnèrate hut blunted in their feci
only internpera.r, mu muiikcu
, l)V their ov;n privations. .
Ç ,é comrade, finding much difficulty m
thee, without a sigh or backward look of
son uw:—.Pleasantly on they pass, never de
cmor.se, or desperate fear.
! layed bv doubt,
j Hut in thy train, beauty and blooming joy
I puss, baud in hand, and young eyed hope,
! \vhov<* glance, not dimmed, yet softened by
-i t* » ; ; h of care, looks forward still; aml sn
arl a safe and
riuiis lui|ipiiifss lie on thy 1
-.liclten il uurst.
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in (lie Military
SOX 39 ÏBR'
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Ç ,é comrade, finding much difficulty m ;
pvovidjnB a f - the child dechmed that
wl 'iild sooner nndetTdu th c- | <)js _
himself until an oppoi t n t) _ tt g
posing of linn should occur, as he felt c n j
vim ed that the poor infant would —
" lh the
. .
Tliero was no objection made to this, so
the soldier immediately took charge of the
And wcllhc acquitted himself in lii 3
rcsiionsihility: he regularly washed,dressed, ;
nd p j tbe little fellow every morning; lie i
would clumber over the hills ami procure j
coats milk for him, when even the officers .
p " u |,j n„t obtain that luxury; and although
n.Vt nmrh of a cook, would boil his ration-I
*. tn -l \ utritive jelly, as scientifically as
! !?!",,„ct nf them for the child. In less than ;
.™« months t ! I c 'little campaigner was "cry !
1 V IT-rent in 'anpcarance from that which lie ;
I T When tw taken in charge of the !
i CX n;èr- and he became a rosy faced, chub j
i° I little hero, as ever bivouacked on j
i 'i, r Portueal.
. r . month n-isscd awav, during
Month aftei moved about. Up- !
j which the r J'R' ine " ... . found means ;
on the mardi «h® child upon oneofinlied
! uf procuring a sea ,. b rcaiiie so
the
interesting to all • . , for him was |
j difficulty in obtann i • ■ • I t ten . WO uld ,
I to be met With. Ont > ne ar s ü » o]
j ta ].(, tbe boy before Vi ^ ca sU.s upon
place him between .j. j. e, |ja nj 5 |i to him
i the animal shaik, *)'. times he would
j as he jogged alum,., t baKKa „ 0 , or
-|findii . on . s ° f t i ic m ên; nobmly
"get a lilt ' . accommodation
would refuse lilt So f ir I heard from
whenever he needed tbp cl ,- dd
a soldier of the < -, vs j witnessed
was protected. W h.i ■
v^eic
• fter the batt le of Busaco, whic.i was
J , be vea r following that of 1 ala» m
retreated over at lex eme hun
Hred and fillv miles ot count! y * ■
ficultwpass; steep after steep was climbed
by division after division, until t u w^m
rived within the lints o * ' .
The whole of this march, from the nmun
tains of Busaco, to the lint., but
destruction and misery, no Hound of
ton's thus to devastate xuc /
cliild.
suffered to remain
whose care he then was.
;
s
d
d
the
to
the rear guard of the division, and was ap- »
proaching Albandra, when 1 observed four
or live niet. standing on n ridge, in the val
through which we were pressing. One
j 0 , t | Km ran towards me, and said that there
was a mal) i y j ng ull( ) Pr a tree a little way off;
,| le a stream, and that he was
tlyin? , A staff surgeon was close by; 1 told ;
tU( , ,, u . cumstiim e, and we immediately
J)r0CeC(led t0 tbc spot , There we beheld a
,„ 1( , ier , vi|1B , ipon his back. tiis head resting
] . ifi!linst a batl t, his cap beside him and filled
with wat ,. r !ts h bp i, a( | been drinking onto!
| lîcsitU . tllc man sat a fine Imy, about three
j vt . nrs 0 îc1,lii» little arnos stretched across him.
The child look.-d wistfully at us. \Vea*k-l
rf , biin wbat was doing there? but from
f) . iK , |t , 5 ,,.. tl confusion at seeing us all
i i|)tent upuI1 fl „ t ,,.j„„jug hitti, lie only burst
: jnl() u , ;il . s .j- h( . s „ VR ,.|in examined the man
I a , 1(j f| „ mi , bp v . a s lifeless but still warm. 1
; ..sLc-il ttic cliild if the man was his father?,,
. , )c said , lc was; b „ t to any further questions
> h( , cmdd oll j v |;<.p un unintelligible answer.,
j Tbe slir g Con 'thought the man had died ot
fivtiRuc. probablv from marching while, un
, rt . tat ,| c bilitv of sickness. 1 asked the
. boy ",f bt . ba< i w '.p.-ed with father that day ;
ancl , )C that he did not, but had been
^ carried bv him.
, At t!li ; momrP t the list of the division
i was passing up the hill, and the T rench col
|( lins appeared about half a mile behind.—
| here was nothing to he done but to remove
: the child, and leave the dead man as he was.
U directed the Soldiers to do so, and to bring
, b , ni a , oî ) g with them. 'I hey accordingly
went over to the boy, to take him away from
' the body, hut he cried out, while tears roll
I a] from his eyes, ".V 0. no! me c'.atj •wi' dad
| Cy!—me stay wi' daddy!" and clung his lit-,
tie arms about the dead soldier with a deter
mined grasp. The men looked at each o
tlier; we were all nff-cted in the same way;
1 could • e the tears in the hardy fellows
eves. Thcv caressed hin>; they promised
I that his father should go also; but im, the
; pule afi'ectu.nate ... not be pet
suaded to quit his hold. Force was ner.cssa
1 ry ; t he men drew him awav from the body;
r hut the child's c, as were heart-rending,
I •• Paddy ! daddy ! daddy - dear, dear dad
U Thus he called and cried, while the
| n.en, endeavoring to soothe him. bore lum up
> the hill just as the enemy were entering t* 11 -
j valley. ' Tl.is was little Johnny, and the dead
man was his father's kind, gond- hearted
comrade, who perhaps hastened Ins own
1 death in carrying the ■»■•Mvrd little m- phan.
I rrrrrrrrr-r^:-- ——
behind him, but, like the burning of Moscow,
it was masterly; for Massena being thus de
prived of the means ot supplying lus army,
was soon obliged to retrace his steps to
Spain, pursued in his turn by the British,
and leaving the roads covered with his starv
ing people, and slaughtered horses.
Amidst this desolation I first saw the lit
tle hero ot whom I
vite. I had been with
I rrrrrrrrr-r^:-- ——
! CUBA IN 1627 . a
,
i From the JSew-lurk Duili/ Jdiutisc,.
; LKTTr.lt XI 1 L
wuh re?pert t0 tUe ,„ ve populath n, It
ma y be remarked that it has greatly chan- ;
g e<l itscharacter within a tew years so tzr as
j Iavana and Matanzas are concerned, and al
s0 i„ other places ot any magnitude. Ou tlie
plantationsthere is necessarily, from the situ
atioii of the slaves, but little improvement. !
i | ierc j 3 an air of independence, manliness,
and sl if.consequence about the negroes
i have never seen in my owncomi*.
; t) ... At the same time the laws ot Havana ;
i are raicbj that if a negro raises lus arm to :
j sU ike a white, the latter may kill him with
. in) litVi j„ confirmation of this opinion 1
W() ' uld rtma rk. that the same opliuon comes
limist irrc9 ig tab iv on the mind of every to
. ,. tbe m ou,ent lie touches the mole at
; >i p ,., )a j | lave fn |uently seen a negro
! stnp a gentleman in the street, and request
; I)el î, T ,i & sion tn light a sugar by one which the ;
! P ! . ? pr ! a „ wa5 smoking; and what surprised |
j mp mori . wa .,, that in all cases the request
j " t . anted without the least hesitation. I
hive as often heard gentlemen make the
'same request of the negroes. I inquired of
! a vouuc Cuban it such things were not ot re
; CC nt date and how it came to pass. Here
oneofinlied that until within a few years it was
not known; that it had become necessary to
be "civil to them than formerly; that
| he himself possessed 41 slaves, but that he
, wi-hed the island might ho free notwith
^ adJed vvitb muc h emphasis,
-'manana manana," to-morrow, to-morrow,
Phe soldiers form a part of the population of
Havana distinct in feeling from the others; :
,„ok occasion toconvcrse with them on the out
ni >sts in order to ascertain their feelings to
ward's the king,and the government of the isl
.„d knowing that from the officers their true
a ildoIls co uld not be learned. One young
soldier of 22 years told me, that he had been
fm eed into the army when quite young, and
wöuent v be had been sent to Cuba
, ' at 1 of six years, lint added, "Six
t a . j , but ( U tle hope of re.
^ e \ reMr part ofth/battalion
. tl qAme condition." As the newsot,
are i hptwecn s : n am l Portugal, had
^ |)U{ a sbort timP previous and Mr. ;
Canning's speech was published, I inquired |
^ he would do if the English j
came to attack him in the Moro? "VVould :
of that this might be so. tor then I should re
aatsKs.^
1
to divine to which class or the population
a man belonged. It ia said, however, that
mauv of the most respectable Spaniards are
as punctilious or. this point as the most scru
» nulous Yankee could be
1 '
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From the Life of Dr. Clark.
Descent nf Bird-catchers near the Preci/iicrs of St.
IC'da.
I A s ..... w . i,..i r .. r v, r .i tb „ tnwn
; preparations were made for ascending the
, llills tn see .< party of Islanders descend the
precipices tor the cider down and for eggs
an(1 bir(ls- j.- ive of lbese twisted round their
| bodies ,fi aK onully from the left shoulder tn
1 tn the bip tl ,e ,. ope nla(lu US( . 0 f f nr tbes( .
, «ccasions. One r.fthese ropes forms the por
| tjon of a c ;t j.-|, beitess . j t isalwavs a cur
rent coin of the highest value life itself de
' pending on the possession ot it. Equipped
j witb rn . je ,' a stron(s partv witb tbe ; r
dogs n-cendcd the hills '
I M ' | pm>tb vvt . reached' the brink of such a
' tremendous nre. ioice that accustomed as
|, ave been, 'to regard such sights with in
j d(fr. rt . nct , , (la; ,f not venture to the edge of
it ill(l , le 'j- wo ol - t he peo-ik- held my arms. I
! an(1 , i nr , bt ,g ovt .,. )llt0 wbat m j g ht he a
i wor ld i,r rolling mists, and contending clouds.
' , Vs tl „. y 1,,.^^ 0P dispersed, the ocean was
; j disclosed below, but at so great a depth,
j tbat Us ,. 03ring sul ges were unheard at this
J stupendous height. The brink was wet and
sli * yf aml the rocks perpendicular to
their base; but what was my astonishment
, n spe t b eae intrepid xronauts, as they might
j tni | y be called, sitting on the edge and the
| vou „ ReI . oncs creeping over after the eggs
I an d ailsic corks.
i attention was now entirely engrossed
I bv ( be adventurers, who were preparing
f,; r tb( . b . dangerous flight ;—several ropes of
j b ,j e an( , b .,j r were tied together to extend
tb( . depth of his descent. A rope of hide at
1 one extremity, was fastened like a girdle
,-oii'id his waist, the other end lie let down
tb( . precip ;,e to a considerable depth, when
., v j the mi ddle ot the rope to a single
| man wl)0 stood near him» he began to de
! st . en( ,, a i w , vs holding by one part of the
; ro as b . b . t himself down bv the other.
l anrl supported from falling only by the man j
, 1 who ,,.„5 no part of the rope fasten- I
; * d to bim , but he j d \ x merelv in his hands, j
. j som( . tillies supported him by one hand |
, , locking at the same time over the
Im . ci p ice , without any stay for his feet, and
- conversing with the young man as he de- j
1 scemtc( ,. in a very short time he returned
witb . , fulmar in his hand, and then 1
j - n (! ' scen( ] ed to the depth of sixty fath- '
^ Here he seized finir fulmars, ^ j
two in each hand, continued to uoU the lope .
a , he ascended, striking; his foot against the
thrm .. himself out from the face of
roc* to throw muse» oat r om uie , IC , ,
«he precipice and returned with a bound
It
; ^ ff " j ej; tP<1 bis love of f am e, in dis
as £ gambols to a stranger, would
'"'f'"...' 5 m B eans o{ punin „ th e man over
hppl him or dashing his brainsout,
h violence 0 f which he returned from
! "T 1 ' if lbe vooe did not siip from
- comradp * s bam l, a iid send him headlong
' .
few generations, it would require more nice
ty of distinction than the knight of old pos
sessed, who could
"d vide
'A hair 'twist south and couth-west sid,"
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GEÏISRÂÎi WASISIIuC-.- rO!w,
^ j/ u f J ; ls an j manners—Anecdotes.
tbe Cllstis u oco | lcct i 0 n3 and Private Me
moirs of Washington.
., .
The public day s of the First 1 resident ot
the United States, were two in each week.
On Tuesday from three to four o clock, a
levee was held for foreign iWinislers, stran
gers, and others, who could there be pre
sented to tiie Chief Magistrate, without the
formality of letters ot introduction. It was,
indeed, more an arrangement of mutual con*
venierce to the parties, than an altair of
State; still it was objected to by some at that
day. as savoring rather of monarchial eu
quette, than ot the simple customs which
should distinguish a Republic. Who thinks
so now? In truth the l»re*.dent wa*
so occupied with the multiplicity of public
concerns, attendant oil tue outset of a new
Government, that it became necessary to !
limit the time of visiters of mere cermony,
as much as possible; and the levee enabled
all such personages to pay -, "ir respects
within the moderate earn pass ot
The world is always governed in a consider
able degree by form and usage. 1 here iu-v
er lived a man more averse to show and
pomp than V. ushington. Plain in Ills hab
its, there was none to who... toe details of
official parade and ceremony could be less
desirable; hut correct in ail h.s varied
stations of life, the days of the First Pi es.
denry will ever appear as among the most
dignified and imposing in our country's
nais.
On Thursday the President gave his con
gressional and Diplomatic dinners; and on
Friday night Mrs. as.nng 1
company at what was then, and is still, cal
led the Drawing Room. , .
i he 1 resident attended Mrs. W as. un ,
au
charm over many of the associations of more
than thirty years Hgo. We mean the pat
riots and heroes of the Revolution. Among
the finest recollections of those gone-by
davs, were the Anniversary of Independ
^e. when the gray haired brethren of the
Cincinnat ■, assembled aroumjtheir .llustn
ou , 3 P " 9,dent G ^cra . |mariy ot them searni
f,' 1 Wlth f c . ars ' Rn , d * n bea " n E tbe
tlle most honored Association upon Earth.
These venerated forms are now rarely to be
seen, and soon will be seen no more, but
like Ossian's shadowy heroes, they will ap-
pear through the mists of Time, and their
heroic lives and actions will inspire the Bards
of Liberty, while Liberty exists to bless man
kind.
Notwithstanding his great occupation in
public affairs, the First President by no
means neglected his private concerns. He
was ln tbe hablt of receiving regular and
lengthy reports from the agents ot his es
tales in Virginia, and directed by letter the
management of these extensive establish
"lents, with both consumate skill and suc
cf5S ' He a,so inspected the weekly accounts
and disbursments of his household in Phil*,
delpliia. Indeed, nothing seemed to es
cape the discerning mind of this wonderful
man - "who had time for all things, and did
every thing in its proper time," and in order,
General Washington was a practical econ
I <»*«ist; while he wished that his style ofliv
ing should be fully in character with his ex
station, he was utterly averse to waste
or extravagance of any sort. He frequently
reprimanded his first steward Francis, (the
M«ne at whose hotel in New-York the Gen
eral in Chief took leave of his brother offi
cers.) for expenditures which appeared to
be both unnecessary and extrayagant. Fran
once purchased a shad fish at au unusual
season; it was served up at the President's
private table, who remarked that it was ve|
ry early for such fish to be in the market,
and demanded the price; the answer was,
three dollars. Washington waved his hand,
an< J ordered, take it away, Sir; it must nev
l ' r sa ' d l ' lat table sets an example of
extravagance.. The mortified Steward re
moved the rarity untouched,
* l,c ' ,|rst President took considerable
pwns. and used frequent stratagems, in en
deavonng to avoid the numberless manifes
tatums of attachment and respect which a«
waited him wherever he went. Onhisjour
"« 7 *. >•«-* charged the courier who would
j P™ceed to engage accommodations at the
I inns l>y no means to mention the coming of
j «he President to other than the landlord—
| ' I'cse precautions but rarely took effectf
a ml often, when the Chief would suppose
'-hat he had stolen a march upon his old
j companions in arms and fellow-citizens, a
horseman would be discovered dashing off
1 at lull speed and soon would be heard the
' trumpet of the volunteer cavalry, and the
j hÄ Ä wÄ tf»"V
. o iec [« ,iere na(i n . s,ncc " a J l . ,ltc t,mes .
would summon all within reach of its echoes,
to haste and hid welcome to the man who
w is "first in the hearts of his countrvmen »»
p' v !L..^^-i. an l Httle hamlet orareïferth
KXÄÄ1
"thorn all delighted to honor. A kind of ju
bilee attended every where the progress of
the Patriot Chief; for even the school chil
dren, with the curiosity incident to that age
o£ innocence, would labor hard at the daily
lesson, and leave the birch to hang idly on
«he wall, when to ace General Washington
was the expected holiday and reward; and
many of these children, now the parents of
children, while recalling the golden hours
0 f infancy, will dwell with delight on the
time when they were presented to the Pa
ternal Chief, and recount how they heard
'he kindly sounds of his voice; felt the kmd
lier touch of his hand; or climbed his knee,
t0 .i ibare the good man's smile.
ba pp V% and honored recollections! they will
a dc . sccnd like traditionary lore from gener
ation t0 generation, venerable to all future
timp ,
j n tbe f rC q Uent trial of generalship be
tween the Chief and his ancient comrades
inarms—the one seeking to avoid the tfcsti
mon *, es 0 f respect and attachment, which the
ot j ier was equally studious to offer—the late
Colonel Proctor, a gallant and ihstinguished
() ff lcer n f Artillery, was several timesout
gener alle-cl—the President having reached
^ he Scat of Government privately and un
observci |. This roused the good oid Colo
|)c] w l )0 declared, "He shall not serve me
to ! s0 llJÇ;iin; ini warrant that my matches will
be tound lighted next time."
So soon as the first gun would be heard
(Vom the upper extremity of Market street,
a venerable citizen was seen to leave hisol
fi CCt anc i moving at more than his usual pace,
ascen( i the steps of the Presidolead. He
gave in no name; he required no ceremony
of introduction, but, making his way to the
of family p!ir l u ,-, opened the general gratula
].ition by the first welcome of Robert Mor
>
on ^ j ^ t|)C m0HieIlt and true to his post,
1 .tood Col. Rodgers, prepared to hand Mrs.
1 « hi. houses It was his claim,
b i s privilege : like the claims at a Corona
,- jt b; . d bren put ; n an d allowed, and,
ssätws stävs
Pure.
ris.
At the Ferry of the Susquehannuh, lived
a veteran worthy of the Revolutionary day,
where the President always took quarters
on his journeys to and from his seat in Vir
As the boat touched the shore punc-

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