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WILLIAM LEWIS, - 1PROPRIERS. " 0o-fll Our ,tfu lA
Is 'Uu.isito
Every Vednesday Moriiing
Lewis & Richardson,
TE rMIt lS
TWO DOLLARS in advance, 'rwo Dollars
and Fifty Cents at the expiration of eix months
or Three Dollars at im encl of the year.
No paper discontinued until all arranges
are rAin, untless at the uption if the lroprietr.
fl'T" Advertisements inserted at SEV lEN'Y
FIVE Cents per se mare, (N" lines or less,) fpr
the first, and half that suin for each sithseitmritat
insertion, (Oflicial advertisements the snme
each time).
$' 'rhe number of insertions to be markedi
en alt Advertisements or they will be published
until ordered to be discontinued, antil charged
. ' ONE DOLLAR per square for a single
insertion. Quarterly and Monthly Advertise
ments will be charged the same as a single in
sertion. and seni-monthly the same as new ones
Love gives esteem, and then he gives desert;
He either finds equality, ornmakes it:
Like death, he knows no difTerence in degrees,
But flames and levels all.-[Daresns.
Written for the Model Arrneric;an Courier.
"She is a winsome wee thing.
She is a handsome nee thin;,
She is a bonnie wee thing,
'lhis sWeeL wee wife o' nne.!"
"This now is' very comfortable!" I
ejaculated, lazily turning on tlh sofa
until I had a fair view of my wife's
She glanced towards me--her cheeks
indented with the most lhscinating
- dimples in the world--nodded assent,
but made no other reply.
A long pause ensued, during which
my half-closed eyes were fixed dreamn
ily upon her, and I was neditating
what to say. At last, I broke out with
what I certainly did not, a tioiment be
fore, intend to say.
"What a blessing it is, to have a
rosy little wife with the waitrmest heart
anid the softest tingors, ever created,
who knowrs how to talk when neces-ary,
and how to keep silenee when proper,
who has the most delicate t!;uch imtag
inable in arranging a pillow"
"And who isn't at all jealous!" said
Fannie, meeting lmy gaze with her
Own simile.
1 stopped short, for I did mnot know
how to proceed. Wheat could she
mean? After vainly puzzling myself
iii silence for some timme, I gave up the
task, well knowing that I should soon
hear her menaning from her own lips.
Sure enough; like a true daughter of
Eve, she could tot wait ltng with t. e
"Well, Philip; how do you like Car
rie Carroll?"
"Mrs. Walter Granger, I suppose
you mean? So then, this is it?"
"Never nimid that, but how dIo
you like her? Is s1* not the same
Carrie Carroll whom- I pietured to you
a few weeks ago?"
"Yes," I replied, hbsitatingly, "per.
haps she is, but the (opinioh I have
toirned of her in the last three tiys,
during her visit, is very diflerni, from
that which may fancy hhId-conjured from
your description? Ila' not lier ehart*ae
ter changed since muarmit? Ila n she
nmot borrowved somec Iititib strenmgthi of
spirit from her hushand!"
,4 "A trifle, possibly, hut my quiet,
retiring friend was never deficienmt in
the spirit, which you seem to think,
belonags only to the harder sex."
"I can believe yoth, Fanniie, for if
I ever saw a daish of the secret vixen,
jumst enough to mnake a wife charminigly
pungent, I have seeni it in the brownm
still eye of youmr friend.. IUt- 1 don't
b~elieve that she hans more o-f this same
spirit thanm youirself, and indeaed, for
her husband's sake, I hope she has no
less. Take care how you vex her,-fbmr
if a woman's eye can speak, sihe will
have a little pleasant revenge, anda~ I
know what that is."
"The mischief' is already done, so
that your warning is too late."
"WVhat do you meani?"
"This afternoon, we were cbatting
together, and inciden alvy mnenmtionmed
our hiusbanids. Yes,. ine;denually, sir.
Somehow, she imamginmed from a chanice
wvord or two, that, I had told you the
story of her heatrt-afliiirs, and so, she
charged mue with the fitet. I juastilied
as well ais possi ble, not very well, how.
ever, biut could not 1'acify' her. She
dielared, thatt she would take the lirst
ppprtmuni ty to tell you som te lit tle
limtters oaut of my own early history,
and' thetn fell busily to wor k in cotlieet
ing doenmntis. After satiae I tmuble,
hne ibtunid a ti~w foolish letters which I
hadI writtenm tat heryears aigo. Thmese
slhe meamns ti show yoau mas soonm asps
moblel, amid anleas I 'am very amnehl i.
lakenm, she will seize her' impportunalily
to-ttuight. IIlush! ltere is latr si tp at
this v,.ry ii me:ntent. lI'e~a caretal now,
and ablte aimll, al-,tn't heo jeal' ta!"
S at e ..aoa-h. th..re wath Ibaly h..r
self, looking as demure and suggestive
almost., as my Iannie ever could.
She took a seat by the side of her
fIriend and instantly opened a conver
satioln in a manner, which I had nev, r
befire observed in her. Iler whole
appearance was ehanged. The quiet,
beautiful woman was suddenly con
vetted into the animated and graceful
wit;-all through that pleasant malice
which sornetimes gives such delicious
piqlancy to the sex. As I looked at
themt, I cold not help smiling at the
contrast. The tratstirmed rattled on
with spicy gaiety. while Fannie, half
bewildered by this appropriation of
her own tharacter, sttcore hardily to
maintain her wonted superiority in
tongue. Nor did she quite fail.
I was not allowed to amuse myself
mulch longer as a spectator, for the fhir
disputants, with a little transparent
mtanteuviring , soon l an:lged to draw
ie into the couversatiun. It was very
easy to see every movement itas Mrs.
Granger gradually edged up the subject
to a point, where it would seem natur
al, and be in perfect grace for her to
comn..ee the retaliation. Fannie
made no eilbrt to lead her away from
the course, and I covertly encouraged
it, for, if the truth must be told, I was
somewhat anxious to know if my wife
I ad td lIn( le all of her heart-history.
She seemed so learless in regard to the
mlat ter, that I felt no hesitation in draw
ing out the whole illair.
At last, with a natural turn to the
conversationt, Mrs. Granger exchaimed:
"Pray, Mr. Breng!e, what do you
think is the Miost proper penaity fir
revealing the little secrets of a friend?'
'Apply the lex lalionis, of course.'
"Inl all cases, without any exception ?
she emquired doubtfully.
"I ktnow of lew cases u here that law
ought not to apply. liut speak plain
ly, ihr you teai sonetlhing."
"Do not blame tmet( then, for remem.
ber, you have asked tne to it. As for
you, Fannie, I have no fear th::t you
cnn dare to en vouitr mouth. The
thet. is, sir, that I anm st rongly disposed
to tell a story if your wife."
"I am all attention. Pray proceed.'
And without farther preface, she
playfully ernmenced her story.
Fannie was f'urteen ~and I lifteen.
when we wVere room-mates, and. of
coutse, initimate friends, in a boarding
school of this city. Iler young life
was (te lof-' frolie at that age, as you
can very well imia-ine, fron seeing ho
now, wIten she has sobered-so slight.
ly. So those thought. who saw her in
the every-dla' cbaracter tnly, but her
'riends well knew that her joyousnes
was only the language of a war and i
high heart. Y"~1u are blIshing, l'annie.
andt I'll stoll Your hushiad needs no
information aS to your (isposition.
My own temlperamuent wvas very differ
One day, we were allowedi to ramble
in a beautiftl wood, just ol'. of the city.
I believe, sir, that Fai e has told )ott
sote fi:w particulars of that, walk, but
she dial not tell you the wholc that hap.
putted to us. She left that part to tme.
As we were sauntering along in it
delightfitl path, we came under a large.
tioble tree, so tetres.hitgly enticing itn
its shae It, that We sat down at once on
a pile of'soft moss, and be'gat to chat.
ilardly a dozen words had been said.
before we heard a rustling inl the tree
above, and then a rough v'oice cal litin
to tis. Wte started to fly, bit t fhe own.
er oft thle voice was too quaick for us.
andi befcneC e coulid escape, hec S twung
downt fr-om a lower limb, and stood di
reetly itn our way
atnd make i'ools of' you rselvyes now."
We said tnothitng, but tl(oked upon
the yountP mtonstter withI perf'ect hor
ror. I speak fort mnyself, at least; f'or
F'annie always declared there w~as no'
thing very fi-ightful, only a li ttle nieg.
ligence in his appearance. There was
soimethinlg, however, whiieb imide him t
a tnew character to both of' us. T.1he
boy wtas aboutt rour oIwn age, with tno
thing very reultsive ini the expression
of'his thee, but, thten lie wats dirty, and
sC) awfully r'aggel-a real yonung eub
I would' alm ost have Eulletn, had not
F'anttie putt her arm'z arountd myv waist,
andc summl onted up the tm tost sterentgth
of' lier eye oc ok .the boy down.
'[here is tmutch power' in thocse sririted
eyes, ias yott knoew, sir, but it w~as lost
(In' the hiar'detted young wretch. Per.
hapes he felt, a little ashatmed-l really
thought lie did--but lie stod~ tip auda
ecitusly antd smiled admltirtintgly upon~f a1
look thitt wotuld have made meI (drop
"Well, girl, I'll lie bteat if' yott artt't
otte of' thle likeliest atnd pirettiest of
tem that. I ever see. .1 lerc, take miy
ity bird's eggs, thent. ''Tere're as
handtcsceome- asiany y'out ever see, antd
whlen youet've striung 'emi tup andt pt
'emi aro utnd yourt teck, jutst thIink ofl
mie~, wvill yeout~ (telI youi wihat it is, nlow-'
- it cloe's mue good to look at your
berighlt lace'.''
As- t he Loy he.l out to m. a ,:,..,
nest, full of prettily speckled eggs, he
actually wore through all his rough
raggedness the earnest air of a suiter,
making his first ofThr to the beautiful
shrine he would fain worship. This,
and the real meaning of his 'words
showed us, that he had a large heart,
uncultivated and run to waste. Both
of us were immediately a little re-as
sured. In fact, Fannie felt somewhat
pleased at this comical expression of
his rude admiration, and spoke to bim
with less severity than she would oth
erwise have used. I ier words poured
fourth quickly, and in the deepest flush
of earnestness. I admired her in that
attitude, almost as much as did the
wonder stricken boy myself.
"You are a very lazy and wicked
boy to leave your work and come out
here in this beautiful place to rob the
poor bir<}s. Could you find nothing to
do at lo"me? I ave you not some way
of speitding your time, more profitable
to yourself and every one else, than to
roani about 'he woods, acting in such
a heartless and contemptible way'?
You never thought, perhaps, how much
real cruelty there is to the weak, inno.
cent birds in this vile pleasure of steal.
ing their very homes from them.
Now, if you are not altogether vicious
in your heart, don't do this again.
Cone out here in this beautiful grove
as often as you please, for it ought, to
do you good. But in this silence and
in the solemn shade of these old trees,
how dare you be a thief?"
After she had stopped, the boy's
gaze of admiration suddenly changed
into a set tIed suIlennes-aluoost pain
fill to look upon. Ile spoke between
his teeth, as he said slowly
"Pretty well done, but you don't
know what you are taliing about. I
can't, help myself-I've g' t nothing
else to do, and I'd rather be out here
alone than around with the boys. I
don't care if I do rob the bird's-nests.
N%w. there you have it right .quare."
"Don't care!" cried Fannie, in high
and beautiful indignation. "You can't
find any thing else to do? Why, look
at yourself. just as you are, and see if
there is nothing to be done. You are
ray;ed and dirty, and you might at
least. spend a little time in putting on
clean clothes-"
"Aiid ruore in getting themt!" Imut
tcre. the Iy.
"Then you are ignorant, too. You
u'tight to be ashamed of that, when
(here is a school inl every street, where
you can study, it' you will. Don't
say you are too poor, for a little work
-a very little, compared with your
laziness-woul semd you to one of
them. You are not afraid to do this
-you, who can steal their homes
away from the hird's! I eould'ut do
that-l have not courage enough to
"Look here, now. I a. poor and
ignoiant, but perhaps I ean tell you a
thing or two for all that. It's all very
easy foir a rich girl, who don't know
any thing about work, to preach it up
to those who can't find it. Ytuil don't
know what a life we poor folks are
obliged tio live. If I knew how to do
better, I would, there's an end of'it.
But I can't.'
"I ere is some money," cried Fannie
hastily, "take that, and begin upon it.
Many men have made fortunes on less
than even this little sum."
"No!" said the boy passionately, and
with a diff'erent spirit gleaming from
his eyes. "No, I won't, take your
nmoey- I can't do that-hut, I I1 tell
you how you cah help ne. Just give
melL your advice howv to begini."
"I really doni't. know what to say,"
exchlaimed Fannie, ini some perplexity.
"\Yes, there it is! I thought so."
"I don't. know much about it, but I
would learn if' I were in your place.
You may take this for certain, that
there have been poor b~oys, who set
themnselves hard at work-upon any
thing at first-and have become great.
men. There's Dr. Frankhnt now-he
was a poor printer's boy once. TIhere's
R~oger' Shermtan ;-he was a shoemnak
er when lie wiss young.
"No, no, Fanniie," I whispered, "I
hiapp~en to) know that, the commont story
is wrong here, lie was a retail boot
antI shoe mnerchiant, but, not, a shioemak
"DIon't spoil it, Cairrie. There mare
Mr. Girard amnd Mr. Astor, and a host,
moi~rc-eniough to clear the way for
you, so that it, will look bright aheadl.
Now, do go- to work, and make a mani
of yourself. Don't be afraid. Why,
I know, I could, do it in your place, and
y'ou are stroger than mnyself'."
"No~w, I r'nhly wish you knew a lit..
tic mnore about, how to begin,'' said he,
(coNT-rsuran ON rouwr rtT! PuL.)
The beautifiul seedling Camel ia raised
by Peter Mackenie. Spruce.street,
PhilIadelphia, named "Jenny Lind,"'
huus beenI sol to iMess'rs. Ilemiderson &
Sin, of' Lonidon, for tvro hutnd red
Ilounids, or onue thousanid dollars, and
will be shipped in the steamer Uit., of'
Manheser;on her next veyaige t'.~
Was. GLMoR SIMMS, Es.-Our
gifted fellow-townsman has finished his
course oflectiures, four in number, on
"Poetry and the Practical," and "The
Character of Hamlet," before the
Smithsonian institute at Washington.
Throngs of both sexes assembled to
hear him, and he earned their approv
ing suffrages, and covered himself with
laurels, lie was to take a run North
for a week, and then, on his way home,
deliver a c'uple of lectures at Rich.
mond.-Charleston Courier.
;- We have been favored, by a
a friend, with the sight of a few copies
of " Green & Russell's Bton Post.
boy & Advertiser," published at Bos.
ton in 1760, which according to the list
of "the first news papers published in
North Amuerica" which list we publish
in this issue, was the Sixth paper ever
published in America. We take from
it the following extracts for the amuse
ment of our readers and if permitted
will hereafter make others form them.
All the copies we have been fovored
with, have interested us very much.
The sheets themselves present an ap
pearance quite as quaint and antique
as the pictures we sometimes see of
our old Grandamries who..lived a hun.
dred years ago with their narrow hoop.
ed skirts and powdered hair, &c., and
are quite interesting themselves. The
letters are all old fashioned ones and
a body has to study awhile before he
can make out what is printed. And
as to the matter contained we make
no comments, but leave others to
judge, from the samples offered, for
themselves. ''here is one thing about
these papers which strikes the reader
very forcibly, and that is the great
anxiety and expectation with which
they all at that day looked for the
new arrivals from the mother-land and
the avidity with which the news from
old home was canght, up zud devoured.
The editor when he had obtained news
however scanty, from Old England,
seemed to think very openly and
plainly that he had an excellent issue
for his readers and frequently boasted
of it ; and these arrivals were all re
garled as new eras in their lives, and
were headed with large and flourishing
notices of "News from England" &C.
After reading these papers the mind
can but refleet how hard and unjust
must have been -tie treatment, of the
Mother country, and how strong the
love k f liberty that could estrange from
all that, seemed so dear to them, hearts
so loving and loyal as theirs. But
here are some of the extracts. They
had a queer way of giving notices in
those days and we must congratulate
the merchants of the present (lay upon
the improvement in advertising. If
any are curious enough to desire to
see those papers, they can be found at
Dr. I)Anmo;A's Drug Store, who we
have no doubt will be pleased to exhibit
them to'any and to all, and perhaps
while you are there, lhe may he able
to sell you some of those fine things he
has just advertised.
TUnP ur n WuI..XA DOLt.EY in
Camb lridg;e River oni the first of this
instant, an old Float, or small Canioe.
Whoever has lost the same may have
her again, by appleyinig to said Dolley
ini Cambridge, pbaying the charge.
IN -rnE L AYE GRE A-r FIRSa, a Moho
any Chest of'an ordinary Wood was
carriedl from the House I hived in to
..utdrew 0/irer, jun., Esgjr., and among
some oif his Goods were carried to the
top) of Fort.I lill, and was there seen
by sev'erai pe(rsonis with my namne
wrote on it.--lt's desir'd oif the Per
sonl who too0k tle Chiest awvay, wvhether
by Mistake or by Design, they would
be so kind as to return it, as they have
had full T1ime i to determiine whether it
be their own or not, I proimilse no ques
tions shall he asked, and they will
very innech oli ge,
Edmund Quincy jan
JOiINAT HAN M~oNo, lereby informns
his (Cumstomiers, (since the laLo torrible
fire by which his D~welling I louse and
Store were coisonmed) Th'lat he now
impihroves pat of Messrs. John Fi eat,'s
ShopIj at tile 1 leart & Crowvn on Corn
hill, and a Store in School-house Line,
near M r. Anthony Brackets; And has
to Sell by Wholesale and Retail, all
sorts of I ronimongery, Braizeryv, entlecry
aiid Pewter \Vare, WVindow Glass,
Allum,- Copperams; Pipes, Enmglish and
~Germna: Steel, &c. &. &o. at the low.
est Rata forbm Cash or short Credit.
N. 11 The Pr'inters and booksellers
Biusiness is still carried on at the Ihart
& Crown by Messrs Thomas and John
(Soled at the New Printing Office, near
the Towi Iouse, Price Eight
Pence, L. M.)
Address to the Citizens of London,
soon after the dreadful fire which con
suned the greatest Part of that fhmous
Metropolis in the year 1600. By
that revered and faithful Minister Mr.
James Janeway.
To which is added, Dr. Smollett's
Account of said couflagration, and the
imputed Causes thereof. Taken from
his history of England.
LmrcEwlsE, An account of the Boston
Fire in the
Year 1711.
Together wil a Relation of
Which broke out March 20th, 1700.
And an elegant original Essay on those
Sober Facts which no Body should be
found ignorant of, and with which eve
ry Body must needs be affected
concerning that great Fire.
c7" The abovernentioned Address
is a truly remarkable Performance,
:nd wrote in that plain honest old
Stile which the most unlearned Reader
car easily understand.
Ertract of/a letter from Paris,
January 21, 1700.
Councils are frequently called, and
the subjects under consideration are of
the utmost importance. The ministry
will not give car to any proposals <f
peace, unless they be adeantageous and
honorable; the cup is fled, and we
must drink it. The King's coffers are
fell ; his armies are numerous and in
good order. F'rance will have on foot,
next ceampaign, at least three hundred
thousand combatants, by land and sea,
and thtey only long for an, opportunity
to restore to our arms that lustre and
eclut which. have been tarnished by some
adverse turns offortune. Our enemies
all put together, are not able to fld or
maintaim so many troops : they are
drained of men and provisions, through
the devastation otcsione: by the great
number of troops with which they have
('( #.reessivel t over run since the be
ginning of this fatal war."
We hear thht a great number of
troops are ordered to be in readiness
on the shortest notice, which it is
thought are designed for the cost of
France; and we hear a compliment has
been irade to some of the gentlemen
of the militia, if they have any inclina.
tion fhr going.
BOSTO.-We hear that Saturday
sev'niglt the dwelling Ilouse of Mr.
John lachellor ot leading, was burnt
down, and great part of what was in
it destroyed. Wednesday the Rev.
Mr. .Joseph Jackson, was ordained at
Birooklinue, to the pastoral Oflice of the
Church in that Town: The Rev. Mr.
Storer, of Watertown, began the So.
lemnity with prayer; the Rev. Mr.
Cooper of Coston, preach'd a sermon
well adapted to the Occasion, from
2 Tim. 1. 7. The Rev. Mr. Appleton
ofCambridge, gave the charge ; the
lhev. Mr. Cheelev, sen. of Boston,
gave the Right lland of Fellowship
and the Rev. Mr. Pen herton, of Bos
ton, made the concluding Prayer.
The whole was performed with great
decency and Propriety.
For somne time past we have been
concerned about several mnissi ng Ves
sels, viz. Capts. Bradford anad Sherrard
from London, arid Capt. Sloper from
Bristol; who sa il'd the midldle of No
vember last hound to this part :But
last Tuesday Night,, Capt. Brown, who,
was a Passenuger on board Capt. Brad
ford, camine to town from Newberry,
where he arrived in 18 days from Eu.
statia, arnd informs, that from thne 1st
of Decembie~r to thre 1st of last Jarnua
cry, Capt. Bradford was beatiung upon
the Coast endeavoring to get in, anrd
had once got, within 8 leagues of Cape
Cod ; but the violent North-West
winds succe::sively coming on, anrd the
WVeather extreme cold, they weore
obliged to stand away for the West
Indies ; anud somretimne in February last
intending for Aintiguan, he was atnack
ed by a French Privateer Sloop of 12
Carriage gumns, number of Swivels and
:about 100 Men , with which he stood
an engagement two I1(ours, and would
have beat her off, had not, a cahn come
onr, when the Privateer g' t out her
oars, and kept under tire Shrip's Qur.
ter-s, so that she could not bring hrer
guns to bear upon them ; and the e
rnay keeping an incessant Fire uponr
them, tore the ship very muchr ; and
Ine mren being munch fitigued, anud
some of their joinuts frost.b~itten, they
were obliged to surrender, having sto'od
a brave Resistance as lung ans they
were aoe ire enemy, as some of
tIe-n gave out, had 12 Men kill'd and
sonme wounded.-None of Capt. Brad
forad's mnen w~ere killed, and only'a
Panss-enger, (Capt. Phrilips of this to'wn)
slighntly wonurded. The enemny ea
ried Capt. Bradford - into Martinico,
from whence Ire wans releas~ed, with
Cajnt. Bro'wn. Cnnt. Plhilin. and othnrs
who got to Goudalonpe and fromit
thence to 1instaria, who may be ex
pcet'cd by the first Opportunity. TI he
Enemy took from Capt. Bradford's
people all they had except the clothes
that were upon them.-That Capt.
Sloper from Bristol, was also blown
off the coast, and taken and carried in
to Martineco, by two Privateers be
fore Capt. Bradford was.--And, by
Capt. Kitchen, in a London ship, who
arrived at Guadolonpe from Barbadoes
they were informnied that Capt. Sher
rard, who was also beat off this Coast,
had arrived at that Island, his Ship
very much shattered, and great part of
his Cargo damag'd ; that in the hard
(;ales they met with, they were obli
ged to cut away their mizen mast, and
throw their Guns over board; and when
Capt. Kitchen was at Barbadoes, they
were surveying the Goods taken out
to estimate the )amage: and that Capt.
Sherrard was refiting and hoped to
be ready to sail by the 12 of March,
with a convoy that, was appointed to
see the Vessels outward bound clear
off the Island.
Capt. Brown also informs, ofseve
ral Ves els belonging to those Parts
being lately taken and carried into
Martineco, viz : Capt. Bruce in ship
from this place bound to Antigua, Capt.
Bryant, also from this port, and Capts.
Turel and Cook from Salem.
le also says that some of the
French people gave out, that they in
tend to come and cruize off these
Yesterday Capt. McFarland arrived
here from Penobscot ; in whom came
four of the Chiefs of that tribe of Indi
ans, in order to treat with this Gov
ernment for a lasting and honorable
peace. We hear there arc now 1S of
that tribe, men, women aud childreu,
at Fort Powell.
Losno:, Jan. 20, 1760.
E.tract of a letter from Paris, Jan. 11.
" We find that the proposition of
the Kings of Great Britain and Prus
sia for the holding oi a congress will
not prevent England and her allies
from making the greatest efrorts, offen
sivo as well as defensivo, in Germany
and elsewhere. We even-- see that
aincu the p'olido doQlaration of Saxony,
ItAs true that the comttnuatim,-- or tha
war will require fresh expences, which
the belligerant powers will find it difli
cult to support ; but in that respect
our court will not, be more embarrass
ed than the others. For finding the
necessary ftds, the means, of w hich
the Parliaments have complained, will
give way to other operations more
than their taste and less hurthensomc
to the subjects. Money is as scarce
with the English as with us, and we
know it is with difliculty enough they
bear the immense weight of their na
tional debt. Besides, we hope that.
France is not to be always unfortunate
and that the state ' hich has the same
interest with her, to maintain the equi
librium of marritinme power, and the
liberty of navigation, will at length
take measures relative to those two
grand objects."
If the French court cannot be
brought into a pacitie temper before
next spring, or if they have already
given sufficient evidence of their in
tention to continue the war with the
utmost vigor on the side of Germany
it is not improbable that a stro.g
sqnudron and a body of land forces will
,oon lbe sent u111 poni anexpd it ion against
the F"renich settlements oni the Missis
sippi. 'That counitry, which is called
ILouisiana, b'y its vast. extent aind the
fertility of its soil, greatly exceeds in
value all the late eonquests we hatve
made in North America, and may be
pat on much better footing than Cana
da. As it. is situated in a very imild
climiate, lit f. r proldinig a great varie.
ty of the convenienicies as wvell as the
niecessaies of life, it :nay in process of
time mtake the French of two much
itmportance in America, if they are
sutfered to remain in possession. The
great river of St. Louis that waters it
is navigable for 900 leagues fromt the
sea;. the natives have always known it.
by the name ofthe Meact Ohassissipi,
which signifies Grand Father of all
rivers; but the French naturally care
less in p onouneing foreign name,
clipt to Mississippi. As we are al
ready mnaster-s of the river St. Lau
rence, we need only got possession of
the countr-y at the maouth o.f the Missis
sippi ; after which ihere wvill be no
reason to be uneasy about what numi
bers of French may remain in the in
land parts of North America ; for- as
they wvould be deprlived of all comu
icaztioni with Old France, if such a
project should take phlace, they would
grtadually lsoe all thoughts of their
maother- country, and either dwindle
away, or mix- with our colonists, and
submit to the British government.
Please to insert the following in your
n~e.rt, and yiou will obligec one of youi
conisant readers.
Bos-roN! howv art thou distressed ?
How art thoui fadlen of late ? th~y beau
-y is consumed, thy streets. are laid
waste! the raging lanes have destroy..
ed thy goodly house i a deluge of firq
hath swept away thy buildings ! Great
are the losses of thy merchants, and
the distiess of thy merchants, and the
distresses af thy poor inexpressible
The desolation of fire bath made ny
dwelliafs an heap of ruins: My souf
mourneth for thy heavy afflictions, and
mine eyes weep bitter tears for thy
calamities. The horrors of that fatai
night, that breathed terrors and do
st ruction on the town, when the spiral
flames of indignation roll'd like a tor
rent, and carried everything before
thm. When disdaining to be con
trolled, and unbridled in their fury'
they flew on the wings of the wind.
The impetuous rushing of their forep
was irresistable ! they met like contra
ry seas. rising in mountains to the skies
and dashing their rebounding waves,
they overwhelmed thine houses an4
nmade thee an heap of ashes!-What
ruinous terror, when the angel of
wrath flow thro' thy streets with a
flaming sword in his haid. lie was
kindled with burning rage, and the
flames sparkled from his eyes; a con
suming fire was breathed from his nos,
trils, which swift as lightning, put t.ie
town in a blaze : It's threat'ning ip.
pearance con ibunded and. astonikhed
the most daring and turned wisdom
into fully and surprise.-The prudent
lust, their sagacity ; and men of under
standing knew not what they did.
The conflagration was an embleni of
that awful day, in which disolution
and confusion shall heap terrors on a
distracted world ! When the flames
that reach to the skies, shall bend tliir
lofty spires. and suddenly creep along
the ground consuming every - thing
they meet: When the pillars of the
leavens shall be moved, uni the
earth shaken from her fonnditons
When the h, low depths of the sea
shal be filled up with the ruins of the
mountains, and the waters shall hiss
in burning flames ; When the surging
billows shall be lost in vapor and'steam
and the ocean seatter'd into dew -
W hen the Hleavens shall nelt with the
fervency of fire ; and the stii become
like a sea of blood ; When the Moon
shall loose her lustre and belle
shall sick ens and fade and .t ,,.
glittering splendor j When contsreni n
tion and fear shall seize the mind, of
men, and the secrets of all hea~rts shall
belopened.-O that the thoughts of the
terrors of that day; that dreadful day,
may open our hearts to goodness, to
works of goodness, to works ofcharity
and benevolence-May a ,due reflee
tion and sense ofthe ~snffirings of our
brethren--May the distresses of the
once affluent and prosperous, and the
present miseries of !he poor; may the
thoughts of the like calamities being
incident to us; may christian charity
and umiversal love, and the divine pre.
eepts of our Saviour ; may an imita
tion of that great and glorious Being,
who communicates happiness and love
to mankind, of unlimited goodness and
mercy ; may the duty, the obedience
add reverence due to the divine ma
jesty ; may the grateful remembrance
of all his blessings and favons ; He
who is the author and giver of all
things, as well as the protector of man
kind, who continues to us all we pos
sess; may he inspire us with pity, and
enlarge our minds to a . suitable liber
ality on this dreadful occasion. May
lie also dispose the provinces and isles
to contribute to rebuild this once fa
mous town ; one of'the first and most
considerable on the continent ; to rise
it to it's former condit'on, and r'ilieve
it's distressed lnhabitinis. And may
our brethbren of Great Britain and Ire
land, whose charitable donations (ex.
tensive as t he greatness and nobleness
of their souls) have flowed in streams
of exhaustless liberality, from the
Thames to the Tagus, and o'er theMa
lantie to the main; remarkable for their
humanity and generous love tonman
kind; as merciful, as brave and as
tender-.hearted, as they are honest
and true. May we not hope' that
they wi'l commiserate our misfor
tune: Those that are compassion
ate and good in their natural disposi
tions :Who raised Carolina. from a
heap of ruins restored her .to her for
muer splendor?1 May they .who heav
en has blessed in a distigiuished man
ner, the supporters of the Protegans
religion, the strong, the imlpregniable
barrier of liberty, the adm'irationEnd
glory, of the whole world: ..14y these
sons of wisdom, charity . mid benevo..
lence streteh out their hands .t9 into
their sinkinmg brat lren, and assist themn
to restore and )agafir the~ b isidin 4of
one, that was once an E&glsh to'-r,
the most populous anda dlAdrishing on
the whole continent of Nrt Ameri-'
ca : A great part -of it' now -lie- in a
ruinous heap of ahes: and *Boston
now looks likel a frightful skeleton ;.
whose substance. hias, beemj worn and
melted downt by an, imiward4 huat and.
.burning, fremn s goodly, h ibi Itho
n agreness of a. gallJpmg ~ sng

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