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arrearages are paid,except at the
!.\LElWiii Korei'^n nid Uomestii Dry Good.
,.U5, Boots inl hhoes, Nails.Iron,Steel,
Atsd,^«^«»»igrrn)ent, a choice
niit.ifi .aborted lji(j[uors,ali of which willbe
/x for Cash.
foiii toinJuly :i0,1S 11 .-40-t
E O N & Y S I I A N
InXSwelUapplUid himself with Medicine
liircily to attend to all Calls.
last patronage.
In,I^.va, Jan 33* UJ4&
|ATT it
yl'BLlSUl'U WKEKtr,
SuBSfiui'Tio-V—'Two Dollars per
^yrr When payment is riot itlidc
'^additional charge of Fifty Cents will
f£every throe months delay, until pay
^1L Subscriptions for ate** term than
til be charged at the rate ot 'I hree Dol
l^'J ucr^ment required. (Q^o paper
Iir' -rti in 11 00 each subsequent insertion,
Vf!£!£r onesii* proportion. Advertisements
office for publication, without designa
'ura|)Cr of insertion, will be continued un
ll"'.I iut vvl clnr^ed for accordingly
jjJwwiuiw made to vearly advertisers,
•tfis adilressed to the Editor, in order to
\ention. MUST HE rosr-PAin.
& CO,
')t'LD inform the inhabitants of this plude,
3J i]lt
mJing country, that thi-y nrc
L-rt'i.iMecutc all orders in their line in a neat
I-wtaiitiiil manner, at a redaction in price pro
Lei to the state of the times.
'^t Div IliJes, 'j\»!lovv. Beeswax, etc. taken
r.^4 for work. Bloominglon, Nov 3
1 Shoemakers and others can ba supplied
[vRBLE CUTTKHS, continue tofornifch.on
tbhottest inti'-e. and at reduccd prices, alt
lions of J/onumenlal Work,
neatest mjJerafstyle. t)rders from a dis
if accompanied with the cash, or a retsponsi
'Tcncc aiven. will be promptly filled.
City,"Oct. 1813. 4 9a
|imt'j at Law and JS'otarg Public,
prompt attention to all professional bu.
irilh which he may be favored. Ho has "full
authority to "administer oaths and lake
rWi'ncnts, or proofs of deeds, mortgages,
i« if attorney, and other instruments ofwriting."
J£ in the Court House. mar 17, '-13,
A. O^atYle & ©.
W A I N & O I S S I O N
is thank
14 If
"LOWE «fc DC.SIlf.KK,
1',-i :uint^h:n, bjivct.
[ill. attend promptly to 4tfy btislft«8# etan.
mitleJ to tlicircliarge.
take iiot.es :uid accounts tr coUection,
•'id to the closing of books, and do all
ia the line of his profession. He will
lo.ier.il aqpeut and collector. del6
..frtoj.W-ijM H'
0 N E Y A L^hW,
liLOOMlMGTOy ,1. T. i
-"'i,respectfully informsthc publicthat
i: '.iaues to keep a Public House at Sa-
Iowa, where the best accom-
"i he had, between Bloomington and
i' isate rooms to l»e had at all times.—
"d, and at all times furnished with
enJer. lie invites a test of these
•"'-oral comfortable houses to rent.
•'•"•M.Jan 28 1S« tf
[•'"niECJKP & nui GGt&T>,
hand, a assort-
i." tfru
Quills & Stationaiy of every de
which are offered low for CASH or
rv article wan*»ted of the best qual
inseni» and seneka Snake Koot taken
,r Drusr»
|p.^ Beckett. & Co.,
Commission Merchants,and
Groceries and Produce,
Mow Chestnut, on Water StreflL
^OO.MINUTON, I"1""5'*
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& Co,
i k Co.,
A E N S e
M-Unl^ Society has
bibles and Testaments froto the
French, German and
various kinds of English Bibles,
^"button, or will be sold for
Marvin's store.
"'_t PLINY FAY, Sec'y.
^SHax! Bceswi'if
i an'1
hare a quantity of
Hint- 8°°d quality, for which he
P"r pound, payable ia Goods at
other store in this county.
Scott co. Oct. 12, t§43. 49
tori \)rimc
can be bough
to close tho concern.
O. BECKETT & jfrfc*
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FIJMM' tsfejo n*M4fMi* r,
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pernor's Message.
.. :h
Heretofore we have been prosperous,
well protected under the fostering care of tht
General Government, and if in some respects
our commerce has not been as liberally provi
ded for and promoted, as we had a right to ex
pect, and as an enlightened policy would have
dictated, it is gratifying to know that th& omis
sion affects in common with us, an interest so
extensive and a population so numerous—now
fuliv represented in the council of the nation—
that the period cannot be remote, at which this
subject wiil be pressed upon the government
with a power which will not be easily resist
ed. And we may promise ourselves too, that
at an early day we shall be permitted to add
some additional weight to the already nume
rous representation in Congress from the great
valley of the Mississippi, in demanding the
efficient action of that enliglitend body in pro
moting the vast and rapidly increasing agricul
ture and commerce of the western Slates arid
Our population has now, it is. confiidenjly
believed, attained a numerical stiength which
entitles us to a participation with the States of
the Union in the government of its affairs, and
to the benefits of local legislation, subject to
no restraints but such as are imposed by the
constitution of the United States, and as we
may choose to impose in the formation ol a
Stole constitution. I therefore consider it my
duty, respectfully to recommend, that you
make provision by law for ascertaining the
wishes of your constituents in relation to this
important matter and that you apply to Con
gress to fix and establish, during its present
session, a boundary for the proposed State, and
to sanction the calling of a convention, and
make provision for our reception into the Un
ion so soon as we shall be prepared to demand
it, The establishment of a boundary for us by
Congress, will prevent the intervention of any
difficulty or delay in our admission into the
Union, which might result (rom our assuming
limits which that body might nol be disposed
to concede to us.
Early in the month of May last, the confed
erated tribes of Sac and Fox Indians, in con
formity to their treaty with the United States
of the 11th October, 1842, removed to the west
of the temporary boundary established by that
treaty, which has since been ascertained by
actual survey and maikedt'tindef the direction
of the government.
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CITT, 1848.
FeUow^Citizens of the -Council
and House of Representatives
Since the termination of the last session of
the Legislative Assembly, it has pleased the
Almighty Power, in whose hands we are, to
vouch safe to the people of this Territory as
great a degree of exemption from disease as
has fallen to the lot of any portion of our ex
tensive country and althoorh, in some localW
ties, recent emigration and the exposure inci
dent to a want of comfortable houses for a
short time, have produced bilious diseases, in
a mitigated form, still it may be asserted with
perfect truth, that no portion of the country,
watered by the tributaries of the Mississippi,
has in its early settlement been more favored
in the health of its inhabitants than Iowa, and
while a bounteous Providence has bleseed us.
with abundance we have cause to felicitate our
selves that, the peace and personal security of
our citizens have been undisturbed and unmo
lested in a degree which many older communi
ties cannot boast of.
These interests have been too long permit
ted to languish and suffer from obstruction? to
the safe navigation of our rivers, which the
government could, and ought to have caused
to be removed, and although our lormer at
tempts to attract the attention of Congress to
the subject have been unsuccessful, we owe it
to ourselves to renew our efforts, and especial
ly at this time to insist earnestly upon a full
consideration of our claims to relief from the
severe losses and heavy impositions under
which we labor, from causes so easily remov
ed by the power to which il belongs to redress
the grievance a new Congress has now assem
bled, and for the first timo fur ten years thw
people of the new States are represented in
proportion to their numbers, we may therefore
reasonably hope for a more favorable considera
tion of those interests which have heretofore
seemed to be too far from tide water to attract
the degree of attention which their importance
The removal of these tribes lias opened an
extensive and very valuable portion of our
territory to settlement, and the tide of emigra
tion which immediately rushed into it, and TOS
continued to flow ever since, shows that its
value and importance are justly appreciated.
'ie increase of population west of the old
tuillun OWIIUni J, urttt rentier -ncvoosmTJ that
alls, Bou. s, Writing 1 upcr, arp- pr$vision le made by law for attaching some
ot the counties formed by the act of the last
^tession, to the judicial districts, and placing
lAbn in all respects upon an equal footing
with the conuties previously organized.
In the month of Julv last the President di
rected a negotiation to be opened with tbe
.Winnebago Indians, with a view to their remo
val from the tract of country known as the Neu
tral Ground, where their vicious habits had
rendered them offensive and dangerous to the
adjacent white inhabitants but every effort to
induce them to remove proved Unavailing, and
I fear their obstinacy and almost universal in
temperance, acted upon and encoaraged by
interested advisers among the whites, who/a
they look upon as ihei friends, will induce
them to continue to resist the benevolent wish
of the government to provide a residence for
them more remote from white population, and
where the facilities they now enjoy for indulg
ing in their besetting sin of habitual drunken
ness, would not be afforded them, until their
conduct will produce a necessity for compell
ing them to lake a position less annoying and
dangerous to our citizens and less destructive
to themselves. In the mean time the War
Department has caused such instructions lo be
given to the officer in command of the United
States troops at Fort Atkinson* as K is hoped'
wilt in a great measure protect our citizens
residing near the Neutral Ground against fur
ther aggressions from these besotted people.
It is proper to state in this connection that
tfcre ifit^hiperate habits «f these Indians can be.
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clearly traced to a depraved and lawless por
tion of our citizens, who in defiance of the laws
of the United States and of the territory, and
in total contempt of every principle of morali
ty continue to supply them with whiskey in
such quantities as to keep a large proportion
of them in a state of almost uninterrupted in
toxication. The laws prhibiting this offence
imposed only pecuniary penalties for a breach
of them, and the frauds and extortion practised
upon the Indians by the offenders, emble
them, in case of conviction, to pay the penal
ties imposed and still prosecute their infamous
traffic with a large profit. The fact is well
known to these lawless people that their prac
tices not only endanger their own lives, but
the lives and property of their unoffending fel
low citizens and cause the butchery and des
truction of their Indian victims to an extent
not generally known to others but the^e evils
produced no compunctions with them, and I
earnestly rccommend ».o you the revision and
amendment of the existing laws in relation to
this crime, with a view to the infliction of
more exemplary punishment for its commis
sion, and if possible to ensure a more effeciual
execution of whatever provisions now exist or
which you may deem necessary to enact lor
its prevention and punishment.
The work on the public buildings it )IHc
place has been limited during the past season
by the means placed at the disposal of the
Territorial Agent, and its further prosecution
will depend upon such provision as you maj
deem it expedient to make for that purpose.
The payment of the unsatisfied debts against
the Territory, incurred under legislative au
thority on account of the public buildings,
ought to be provided for and met, with 69 ich
promptitude as practicable.
Lavt spring the Warden of the Penitentiary
communicated to me a plan of operations
which ho propnped to adopt for the advance
ment of the work on the buildings and enclo
sures then in progress, and which were indis
pensable to the secure keeping and accommod a
tion of the convicts his proposition embraced
what I deemed the most profitable employment
of the labor of the convicts, with the least ex
penditure for which it was practicable to attain
the object of such an enlargement of the ac
commodations of the institution as the increase
of the number of convicts demanded. The
plan proposed met my decided approbation,
and as the Warden proposed lo incur tbe risk
of a legislative provision for such advances as
its execution might require, I assured him ot
my hearty concurrence in any measure which
the legislature might think proper to adopt for
and I learn from a report
which he has made me, that lie has very suc
cessfully prosecuted the work he contempla
ted, with nn ©xpon'jo crcn less thnrr ho hod
eslimaied adding greatly to the comfort and
security of the convicts, and placing the insti
tution upon such a fooling, as will with proper
management enable us to avoid the necessity
appropriations lor its support. 1 he
Wardens Official Report will explain to you
more at large the nature and extent ot the work
he has caused to be done and the expenditure
he has incurred and 1 respectfully recommend
that provision be made by law for reimbursing
We have still to regret that our repeated
appeals to Congress for the means of comple
ting this work, so necessary to the due execu
tion of our criminal laws, have been attended
with but little success, but in the rela'ion in
which we stand to the General Government,
our claim for such aid, is to my mind so un
deniably just and proper, that 1 cannot refrain
from recommending that it be again presented
and urged upon the attention ol that body.
In my former communications to the Legis
latives Assembly I have represented the almost
universal neglect cf the officers of the militia
to perform their duties, and especially tl at
their failure to report tho number and equip
ments of their respective commands, as requir
ed by law, puts it out of the power of the War
Department of the General Government to fur
nish us with the arms to which we would be
entitled upon making proper returns. No
change has taken ulatte in this respect, and if
the means of pu'ttrtg arms into the hands of
our militia is deemed Important to the safety
of our extensive and exposed frontier, I would
again recommend the adoption of such meas
ures as will enable us to obtain them. The
causes which render hopeless any effort to en
force the performance of the official duties of
our militia officers, by military means, are sta
ted at length in my iast annual message, to
which I beg leave respectfully to refer you.
The law authorizing the organization of
township schools, seems to be entirely over
looked by those to whom the duty is commit
ted, and it is mortifying to see how little in
terest the iujpuiiaut subject of education ex
cites among us, even the school lands or six
teenth section in every townshp, are found in
most cases, to be wholly neglected, and in
many lo have been converted to individual
use, or to have been trepassed upon and pil
laged to their great injury. The value of this
provision fur education cannot be too highly
appreciated, and I earnestly recommend that
the County Commissioners in every organized
county be not only permitted, but compelled
in every instance where the school lands are
found in the unauthorized occupancy of indi
viduals, to obtain possession of them by such
legal means as may be necessary for that pur
pose, or at their discretion, to permit the occu
pants to become tenants, paying a moderate
rent in making improvements on the land or
otherwise, and covenanting to commit no waste
and lo surrender the possession to them or
their successors in office, at the expiration of
the term agreed upon, and that where the lands
are not occupied the County Commissioners
be required to protect them against trespassers
and cause them to be settled and improved
whenever it may be practicable to do so.
Notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by
Congress upon the expenditure of the appro
priations for the support of the territorial gov
ernments I find that the pay and mileage of the
members of the Legislative Assembly of this
Territory, the pay of its officers, printing and
other incidental and miscellaneous expense of
the last session, amount to about five thousand
dollars more than the appropriations made by
Congress C^tkow *|IB jpaorft
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to be regretted because the territorial treasury
does not afford the means of paying the defi
ciency, and the persons to whom it is payable
are left to the doubtful contingency of their
claims being paid at the United States Treas
ury, and may be compelled to wait a further
appropriation by Congress to satisfy them to
avoid a recurrence of such a state of things, I
would respectfully recommend that your ap
propriations of the fund allowed by Congress
for legislative purposes, be made as specific as
possible, and in no case permitted to exceed
the fund from which they are to be paid. De
spatch in the discharge of your legislative du
ties and economy in the expenditure of the
money appropriated for the expenses of your
session, may enable you lo leave a considera
ble am RAW oftb«rt fund unexpended, which,
on your representation, Congress would prob
ably permit to be applied to the payment of
the deficiency of last year.
I beg you gentlemen, to be assured that it
will give me pleasure to co-operate with you
in the adoption of such measures as may tend
to promote the happiness and prosperity of our
fellow citizens.
I am very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
s 3#iyj
the Cineincinnati Message.
!Ajilg of
the Sixteenth Century,
Within on© of the deep dingy windows
of an apartment of the royal place of Eng
land sat one of the ladies of the Court
Her beautiful proportioned head reclined
in sadness on her hand, and the light of
brilliant eyes, now fixed and down
cast in meditation, was now hid by long
silken lashes. Ah how dangerous to the
Cavaliers of those days, was the raising of
pencilled lashes, and the melting
softness of the deep blue orbs beneath
It was Aone Boleyn, the loveliest and
most graceful damsel of Henry's court.—
Twenty-two summers had passed lightly
over her head, many of which were spent
in the sunny climes of France and those
childish beauties which gained her the fa
vor of two successive queens, had now
bloomed and ripened into a degree of per
sonal loveliness which had won for her a
more flattering—but more dangerous fa
A young man dressed in the quainl
fashion of the times, and of noble bearing,
h««J eq.t«?red_the apartment, and now stood
within a few paces, unperceived by the
pensi-ve beauty. He gazed upon her with
evident admiration, and the mute elo
quence of his dark eye, told of deeper fee
lings not unmingled with sorrow. Ed*
ward. Lord Persey, was a youth of much
promise, and one of the haughtiest, and
yet most polished and elegant of the cour
tiers who surrounded Henry in the earlier
years of his reign, when the monarch's
character was that of a martial Prince and
his court was employed in achieving those
elegant gaities, and gallant enterprises,
which long after lived in the memory of
and served partially to obscure
many of those dark spots which dishon
ored his later years. Percy was the son
of the earl of Northumberland, one of the
most powerful nobles of England, and af
terwards, when he came to be earl on the
death of his father, was the person chosen
to arrestthe celebrated Cardinal Woolsey.
At the time our story introduces him,
he was the lover of Anne Boleyn, and his
merits weie not unappreciated by the
courtly maid. She had promised to be
come his wife, but other and higher pios
pects had opened to her vision, vanity and
ambition was stirred up in her bosom, and
crowns and tliornes and queenly dignities
won upon her fancy. Her attractions had
gained her a noble lover, and for him was
she about to sacrifice the affections of her
youth. She disclosed to Henry her en
gagement to Percy, and the royal jealousy
was only to be quieted by Percy's hurried
marriage with a daughter of Lord Shrews
berry. The morrow had been fixed for
that sacrifice to be consummated, and the
unhappy youth sought a last interview
with ilie mistress of his heart, who was
thus to be ruc^ely torn from him by the
hand of power.
When Anne raised her eyes and met
his ardent gaze» a deep blush suffused her
neck and face ind brow. He sat down
beside her, and taking her hand in his, he
raised it to his lips. Then followed a tide
of burning langaage, a recalling of happier
hours, a refreshing of sweet memories, the
gushing of a heart full of tenderness, and
a bitter complaining of his hard lot.
Dear Anae,' said he, in the enthusiasm
of the hour,4 let us fly from this tyranny
to a lovelier land, where we may cull the
flowers of life together. You always lov
ed France, sweet Anne, and we can find
a happy home among her bright valleys.'
No, Edward, it is impossible. The
watchful jealousy of tbe king is like a tri
pie gourd around jae—I never could es
cape. There is no hope, no remedy—we
must part.'
Ah proud girl, true love would have
risen superior to difficulty, and had it
reigned in thy heart, would have escaped
a thousand guards, and crossed seas and
mountains but vain ambition swelled
there in its place, and the lo»e of Edwatd
Percv waa obstructed by a mole-hill.
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shouldst thou ever become the queen of
this realm, to that which the king*s hasty
passion may lead, remember there is none
whose allegiance to thee can be more true
than Edward Percy's.'!
He stalked proudly from the apartment,
and Anne remained to indulge a while in
the golden visions his last words awaken
Three centuiies have'rolled away since
that interview, the actors for more lhan
two hundred years have reposed in the
silence of the grave Their very monu
ments have long since crumbled the busy
hand of time has been silently sweeping
away all memorials of their existence, and
their story lives only in deathless history.
In brushing away the cobwebs of antiqui»
ly in search of its mysteries, the inquirer
passes and ponders over it a while, with
that deep and silent awe, or those cold and
stately feelings with which thou, dear rea
der, wouldst gaze upon a moument, or
mayhap listen to a tale of those times.—
But there he is led astray. Hearts beat
as wildly, love was cherished as warmly,
and disappointment as keenlv, fell three
hundred years ago as nolr. '^7*
oHenry the Eighth of England, seems lo
have been a man not easily turned from
his purpose, particularly when it involved
some churlish pasion. Morality, religion
and law, were trifles light as air,' when
they stood between him and his desires.
With untiring perseverance did he pursue
his object of being divorced from his wife,
Catharine of Castile, and overcome all op
position and delay, finally effected his
purpose, through the instrumentality of
Craiimer, and drove th£ ex-queen into re
In days of old her Amphile towers wcrt
A E E &
The ceremony was over that little brief
moment to which she had looked forward
with so much anxiety, and which passed
whilst 6he scarcely realized its presence,
so giddy was she with the brilliant scene,
the imposing ceremony, and the streams
of adulation that poured inio her ear from
every side. The king and queen with
drew, followed by the ladies aud gentle
men of the court, and the numerous spec
tators gathered themselves up and depart
ed. Thus from a simple maiden of the
court, Anne became queen over a great
people the idol of a monarch s heart and
the admired object or a nation's homage.
Of ehatM»* «md change, and fete in human life
High actions and high passions most describing."
Paradise Regained.
Start not, reader, at entering with me,
within the frowning walls of the Tower of
London. Thrilling tales of dark deeds of
blood, of midnight murder, and of human
suffering, could those grey stones reveal,
if gifted with language. Many a noble
fellow has passed within their precincts
and never repassed, but his blood has
moistened the floor of some lonely cell,
flowing to the secret knife, when the forms
of law could not be moulded to effect his
condemnation. Many a generous heart
has been broken there, its agonies unwit
nessed and its groans unheard, save by the
cold and and dripping walls of some soli
tary dungeon, where it has been immured
and left to bear its miseries, neglected, on
cared for, and perhaps forgotten. There,
at yonder scaffold in the Tower yard is
where the righteous and unrighteous sen
tences are indiscriminately executed.—
have died therein the asser
iu *t
TJae mournful refug§ of an injurd queen."
Old Ballad.
In that spacious hall were gathered the
lords and ladies of England, surrounding
a space occupied by the great officers of
State, the dignitaries of the church, and
municipal authorities. Elevated high were
two vacant thrones ranged along the walls
on either side stood the royal body guard,
and far down that hall to the great en
trance, was one waving sea of heads.—
Thousands were there to add to, and wit
ness the pomp and pagentry of the scene
Scores of bustling officials, with their
wards and batons, were hurrying from
place to place, to order and direct the
crowd. An hour passed in anxious ex
pectation, when the king advanced from
behind the splendid hangings leading Anne
Boleyn, whom he placed in one of the va
cant thrones and himself occupied the oth
er. They were attended by a numerous
train of maidens, who ranged around the
queen. At their entrance the assembled
nobles and churchmen all rose and sud
denly a shout burst from the crowd at the
other end of the hall,
Long live Henry
and Anne,' which was caught Hp by the
dense muhilde outside of the building, and
echoed from ten thousand throats. Proc
lamation was made by a herald, preceded
by a flourish of trumpets, and the arch
bishop of Canterberry in his sacred robes,
placed a crown upon Anne's head, and
proclaimed her Queen of England. The
surrounding nobles bowed their heads and
kissed her hands in token of their allegi
ance and the assembled multitude waved
plumes and scarfs, and cried Long live
Queen Anne.'
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In a gloomy apartment within ihe»e*t(K
ried walls, sat Anne Boleyn, a prisoner of
State, and condemned to die. What a re*
verse She who lately occupied so prom-*,
ineut a place of honor and of power, whosa
smile was fortune, and whose word was
law, and at whose shrine was paid tho
homage of the noble and the gay—-was
now the tenant of a prison, and doomed to
a felon's death With no chance of prep*
a ration for defence, and none to say aught
in her behalf, had she been arraigned and
tried wilhin the strong walls of the tower
where the public eye is never allowed to
penelrate, and aberrations from justice are
concealed where the victim meets no pit
ying look, and hears no friendly voice in
the trying hour. Her proud spirit rose
above all. Calmly and clearly did she, a
young and inexperienced woman, defend
herself before her hoiry judges—meftT"
Of stern mould ami moody brow,"
and proved her innocence, more by tho
power of a serene countenance, than by
the power of language But her fate was
fixed. The royal affections had changed
their object, and she must be removed to
make way for their gratification. Such
was Henry's policy, and supple tools
enough he had to carry it out. Her own
uncle pas»ed sentence of death upon her.
She listened to it unmoved, and raising
her hands and eyes to heaven, exclaimed,,
O, Father of mankind the way, the life,
and the truth, thou knowest whether I
have deserved this death thus proclaim*
ing her innocence in mild but firm Ian*
guage, she folded her hands meekly on
her bosom, and was led back to h*f cell.
In grim silennce, and leaning on his
sword, the executioner stood upon the
scaffold —The mayor and aldermen of
London, with three of the king's minis
ters, were there to witness the catastrophe.
There stood Anne Boleyn, sunounded by
a few of her waiting women. Alas, poor
girl, what a fate was thine She looked
around her and saw those who a month
before, would have trembled at her frown,
now meet her glance with a stern unpity*.
ing eye. She saw too. the implements of
death beside her, but her cheek blanched
not, nor did her voice falter. She spoke
mildly of her own fate, and of the king in
If any person meddle with n?y cause.'
said she in conclusion, I require thenr
to judge the best thus I take my leave ot
the world and of you, and I desire you to
pray for me.'
Her speech awakened sympathyJn eye*
ry uncorrupted heart**around her, and
amongst all those wise heads and bold
spirits, she was perhaps the only person
whose mind was perfectly composed.
She quietly removed her hat and collar,
and taking one wild and hasty look at
earth and air and sky, she clasped her
hands and sank upon her knees. A mo
ment the sword glittered in the sunlight,
the next her head rolled upon the sand!
Thus perished in the prime of her life,
and the bloom of her beauty, the once ad
mired and courted Anne Boleyn while
the stern, unfeeling monarch, who had'
torn her from ihe arms of a young and ar
companion of her young
ger days—and raised her from humble
life to queenly honors, was impatiently
awaiting the announcement, that, that
bright form "he had so often caressed in
tenderness, was mutilated and lifeless.
Alas! how versatile and uncertain are hu
man affairs. We live, and smile, and
hope, and grieve, and in a moment die!
Courier, an old federal whig paper, thus rebels
against Mr. Clay's cologue epistles. The one
I articnlarly referred to, was most bitter on Mr.
Tyler. The Courier says:
AY.—Theadvice of a fool—it is said
in some old proverb—may sometimes be of
service to a wise man. Shielding ourself un
der this morsel of antiquated sapience, we ven
ture to advise Mr. Clay to be a little more fru
gal of letters for publication, or to adopt a style
somewhat less vituperative and bitter than that'
in which some of his late replies to invitations
have been written. Below is one written tor
ihe Clay Club of Fayette county, Va., which
appears 10 us, is entirely wanting in that eort
of dignified forbearance» that should character
ize the language of a statesman, who is a
prominent candidate for the Presidency of the
United Stales. Admitting all which Mr. Clay
says of Mr. Tyler to be true, and admitting
that all which he insinuates in respect to olh
ers, whom he has not named, ia deserved, doea
it comport with the character of Mr. Clay, and
with the position which he now occupies be
fore the people, thus to fall a cursing like
very drad, a scullion 1" We suppose it would
require no ghost from the grave to tell who it
is against whom Mr. Clay reoommends thai
WHOLE NO. )«2.
their peers on Might.and trivial
grounds, which in the iron day* of Bng**
lish monarchy, and in times of State neces#
sity, were proofs of treason strong as ho*
ly writ.' How many too have laid their
heads upon the bloody block for lovingf*
their country loo well! The blood of
England's best, and wifftt, and noblest}
has been shed there. Lei us pass on.
should be directed." although
he has not designated the individual or individ
otherwise than as those who fir^t ae
ducetf* Mr. Tyler,
and then proited ,by..

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