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Whereas it is an admitted fact that all Governments are not only capable, but bound by all the principles of national preservation, to govern their affairs by the agen cy of their own citizens, and we believe the republican form of our Government to be an object of fear and dra I Vke to the advocates of monarchy in Europe, a'd for that reason, if for none other in order to preserve our institu tions pure and unpolluted we are imperatively called up on to administer our peculiar system free of all foreign influence and interference. By admitting the stranger indiscriminately to the exorcise of those high attributes which constitute the rights of the native born American citizen, we weaken the attachment of the native, and gain naught but the sordid allegia. ce of the foreigner. The rights of the American, which he holds under the Constitution of the Revolution, and exercised by him as the glorious prerogative of his birth, are calculated to stimulate to action, condense to strength, a cement in sentiment and patriotic sympathy. Basing, then, the right and duty to confederate on these high truths, we profess no other object than the promotion of our native country in all the walks of private honor, public credit and national independence; and therefore we maintain the right, in its most extended form, of the native born American, and he only, to exercise the vari ous duties incident to the ramifications of the laws, exec utive, legislative, or ministerial, from the highest to the lowest post of the Government?and to obtain this great end, we shall advocate the entire repeal of the naturaliza tion laws by Congress. Aware that the Constitution for bids, and even if it did not, we have no wish to establish, txpost facto laws : the action we seek with regard to the law* of naturalization, is intended to act in a prospective 1 character. We shall advocate equal liberty to all who were born equally free ; to be so born, constitutes, when connected with moral qualities, in our minds, the aristoc racy of human nature. Acting under these generic prin ciples, we further hold that, to be a permanent people, we must be a united one, bound together by sympathies, the result of a common political organ; and to be national, we must cherish the Native American sentiment, to the entire and radical exclusion of foreign opinions and doc trines introduced by foreign paupers and European poli tical adventurers. From Kings ?ur gallant forefathers won their liberties?the slaves of Kings shall not win them back again. Religiously entertaining these sentiments, we as so lemnly believe that the day has arrived, when the Ameri cans should unite as brothers to sustain the strength and purity of their political institutions. We have reached that critical period foreseen and prophesied by some ot the clear-sighted apostles of freedom, when danger threat ens from every ship that floats on the ocean to our shores ?when every wind that blows wafts the ragged paupers to our cities, bearing in their own persons and characters the elements of degradation and disorder. - To prevent these evils, we are now called upon to unite our energies. To fight over this great moral revolution, the shadow of our first revolt of glory, will be the duty of the son* of these wars, and we must go into the combat determined to abide by our country ; to preserve her honor free from contagion; and her character as a separate people, high and above the engraftment of monarchical despotisms. ARTICLES OF THK CONSTITUTION. First. We bind ourselves to co-operate, by all lawful means, with our fellow native citizens in the United States to procure a repeal of the naturalization laws. Second. We will use all proper and reasonable exer tions to exclude foreigners from enjoying the emoluments or honors of office, whether under tne General or State Government'. Third. That we will not holdbiu guiltless of his coun try's wrong, who, having the power, shall place a foreign er in office while there is a competent native willing to accept. Fourth. That we will not, in any form or manner, con nect ourselves with the general or local politics of the country, nor aid, nor be tne means of aiding, the cause of any politician or party whatsoever, but will exclusive ly advocate, stand to, and be a separate and independent I party of native Americans, for the cause of the country, and unon the principles as set forth in the above pream ble ant heee articles. Fifth. That we will not, in any manner whatever, con nect ourselves, or be connected, with any religious sect or denomination: leavingevery creed to its own strength, and every man untrammelled in his own faith ; adhenng, for ourselves, to the sale cause of the natives, the es tablishment of a national character, and the perpetuity of our institutions, through the meant of our own countrymen. Sixth. That this Association shall be connected with and form a part of such other societies throughout the United States as may now or hereafter be established on the principles of our political creed. Seventh. That this Association shall be styled the "Na tive American Association of the United States " Eighth. That the officers shall eonsist of a President, Vice President, Council of Three, Corresponding Secre tary, Recording Secretary, a Committee on Addresses to consist of three members, a Treasurer,and such others as may be required under any by-laws hereafter adopted, and whose duties shall be therein defined. Ninth. That all the- foregoing officers shall be elected by this meeting, to serve for one year, except the Com mittee on Addresses, which shall be appointed by the President. Tenth. That the President, or, in his absence, the Vice President, or, in the absence of both, the Corresponding or Recording Secretary, is authorized to convene a meet ing of this Association whenever it may be deemed ne cessary^ _______________ NOTICE.?Native American Cause, and " The Native American" Newspaper.?The Native American As sociation in this City, has been in existence nearly three yeuis, and enrols among its members upwards of eleven hundred out of fourteen hundred of the Native citizens of th? place. Its objects are? Tj Repeat the Law* of Naturalization ; and The establishment of a National Character, and the per petuity of our institutions, through the means of our own countrymen. A paper, called "The Native American," was com menced a few days after the organization of our Society, and has already near 1,000 subscribers. In many places, our doctrines have found ardent and able friends?but to accomplish our patriotic ends, so that we may rely upon ourselves for the btesaings of peace, and in the perils of war, it will be necessary for all to take a part, and prompt ly separate the birthrights of our own People from the in discriminate pretensions of the paupers and outcasts of the Old World. > We therefore invite our Countrymen throughout the Union, to form Auxiliary Associations, and to memorialize Congress for a Repeal of the Laws of Naturalization. Our newspaper is published weekly, at the price of two dollars and fifty cpnts per annum, payable in advance. We are of no party in Politics 01 Religion, hut embrace men of all creeds and faiths. Our motto is?" Our Country, always right; but right or wrong, our Country " As every man in the Union who loves the land of his birth is interested in the principles we advocate, we hope ?&ch one will voluntarily put forth bis hand to help our honest labors, and occasionally cheer us with the cry of *' God speed the cause." Newspapers of all parties throughout the country are requested to give thin notice a few insertions, and persons desirous of becoming subscribers, correspondents, or con tributors to the paper, are requested to address J amis C. D OWN. By order of the President and Council. of th# Nat. Ataor. Association of the U S. T. D. JONKS, PO K TRY. From the New World. FIRST LOVE AND LAST LOYE. Wlien I was in uiy fifteenth year, And what the world calls fair, 1 loved a youth whose eyes were dark. And raven black his hair. My little heart Went pit a nit Whene'er he passed me t>y, And if he looked at other maids, I'd set me down and sigh. Music was in his silvery voice, As he would soltly tell, How dearer far than life and light, He loved his own Estelle ; And as he trembling told his love. He blushed, and mine confessed. And then?yes, then I thought and felt That first love was the best. Thus time sped on ; two summers more Their splendors o'er me threw, My fancy changed?I dearly loved Two laughing eyes of blue ; My first love's voice its sweetness lost, Mis eyes, me thought grew dim, And much I marvelled how I e'er Could !ove or fancy him. My second love could sweetly tell That I was wond'rous fair? That Cupid revelled in my eyes, And wantoned in my hair; And soft we vowed our little hearts Should own no other guest; And then?then I was ?ery sure That second lovk was best! But ah, alas! another change Was o'er iny fancy thrown, The light locks of second love No more in splendor shone. I worshipped at another shrine. Blue eyes hud had their day; I loved?oh ye3, I dearly loved Two sparkling eyes cf gray. And,?olter than from brown or blue, The look they on me cast; And we each vowed to never change, Uut love while life should last. H is love-tale, like a seraph's song, Soft to mine ear did fall, And then?oh then I had no doubt Third lovk was best of all! Then did my fancy, fickle jade!? For years ber wandering keep, And many a double vow was breathed, Of Passion pure and deep; Till Reason came to Fancy's aid, And this truth did impart, If thou a lasting love would know? Seek, seek a kindred heart. I sought and found a warm kind heart. That can each change defy ; Ifo more there's magic in a form, Or lustre in an eye ; They pass alike unheeded on, And change has sunk to rest? And peace and feeling prove the truth That last love is the best. POOR MARY THE MAID OF THE INN. BY ROBERT SOCTHJET. Who is she, the poor maniac, whose wildly fixed eyes Seem a heart over-charged to express ? She weeps not, >et often and deeply she sighs ; She never complains, but her silence implies Tbo composure of settiod distress. No aid, no compassion the maniac will seek ; Cold and hunger await not her care; Thro' the rags do the winds ot the winter blow bleak On her poor withered bosom, half hire ; and her cheek Has the deadly pale hue of despair. Yet cheerful and happy, nor distant the day, Poor Mary the maniac has been; The trav'ller remembers, who journey'd this way, No damsel so lovely, no damsel so gay, As Mar}r the Maid of the Inu. ? Her cheerful address fill'd the guests with delight, As she welcomM them in with a smile ; Her heart was a stronger to childish affright, And Mary would walk by the abbey at night, When the wind whistled down the dark aisle. She loved, and young Richard had settled the day, And she hoped to be happy for life, But Richard was idle and worthless, and they Who knew him would pity poor Mary, and say That she was too good for his wife. 'Twas autumn, and stormy, and dark was the night, And fast were the windows and door; Two guests sat enjoying the fire that burnt bright, And smoking in silence, with tranquil delight They listcn'd to hear the wind roar. "Tis pleasant,' cried one, 'seated by the fire side, To hear th? wind whistle and roar without ;* ?A fine night for the abbey,' his comrade replied, ?Methink*a man's courage would now be well tried, Who would wander the ruins about. 'Myself like a schoolboy should tremble to hear The hoarse ivy shake o'er my head ; And could fancy I saw, half persuaded by fear, Some ugly old abbot's white spirit appear, For this wind might awaken the dead.' ' '1*11 wager a dinner' the other one cried, ?That Mary would venture there now.' ?Then wager and lose! with a sneer he replied, ?I'll warrant she'd fancr a ghost by her side, And faint if she saw a white cow.' ?Will Mary this charge on tier courage allow?' His companion exclai ed with a sm?le ; 'I shall win, for I know she will venture there now, And earn a new bonnet by bringing a bough From the alder that grows in the aisle.' With fearless good humor did Mary comply, And her way to the abbey she be t; The night it was dark, and the wind it was high. And as hollowly howling it swept through the sky ; Sh shivered with cold as she went. O'er the path, so well known, still proceeded the maid, Wheie the abbey rose dim on the sight; Thro' the gateway she entered, she felt not afraid, Yet the rifes are lonely, and wild, and their shade Seem'd to deepen the gloom of the night. All round her was silent, save when the rude blast Howl'd dismally round the old pile ; Over weed covered fragments still fearless she pass'd, And arrived at the innermost ruin at last, Where the alder tree grew in the aisle. Well pleased did she leach it, and quickly drew near, And hastily gathered the bough; When the sound of a voice seemed to rise on her ear? She paused, and she listcn'd, all eager to hear, And her heart panted fearfully now. The wind blew, the hoarse ivy shook over head, She listened?n night else could she hear; The wind ceased, her heart sunk in her bosom with dread. For she heard in the ruins distinctly the tread Of footsteps approaching her near. Behind a wide column, half breathless with f?ar, She crept to conceal herself there ; That instant the moon o'er a dark cloud shone cl?ar, And fhe saw in the moonlight two ruffians appear* Aai til*in a ?:rp*9 tdtt bear Then Mary could feel her heart i*lood curdle eold ! Again the rough wind hurriea' b/? It blew off the hat ol the one, aod behold ! Even close to the feet of poor M?iry it rolt'd, She fell?and expected to die. ?Curse the hat !' he exclaims ; 'nay coote on, and firit hide The dead body,' his comrade replies She beheld them, in safety, pasa on by her aide j She seizes the hat, fear her courage supolied, And fast through the abbey she dies. She ran with wild speed, she rush'd in at the door. She gazed horribly eager round ; Theu her limbs could support their faint bu/then bo more, And exhausted and breath'ess, she sunk on the floor. Unable to utter a sound. Ere yet ht-r pale lips couM the stoiy impart, For a moment the hat met her view ; Her eyes from that object convulsively start, For. O God! what cold horror thrill'd thro' uer heart, When the name of her Richard she knew. Where the old abbey stands, on the common hard by, His gibbet is now to be seen ; Not far from the inn it engagrs the eye ; The trav'ller beholds it, and thinks with a sigh, Of poor Mary the Maid of the Inn. MISCELLANY. THE PRIVATEER. It was orie of those beautiful days which all who navigate the ocean have often experi enced within the'tropics. The sun had just risen sparkling with freshness from his watery bed, and was slowly wheeting through a host of gorgeous clouds thai floated majestically along the horizon ; an invigorating influence pervaded the scene, and a fine breezetliat came sweeping across the seu, promised the balmy and delicious temperature that the cooling| dews of the previous night had imparted to the atmosphere. That particular part of the Carribean Sea tc which we would direct the readers atten tion was on the day described, enlivened by the apj>earance of a fleet of vessels of war, in hot pursuit of a small clipper brig, which held the advance about the distance of five miles. This body of ships comprised a part of the British West India Squadron and had been despatched by the Admiral of that station to Halifax, in order to render more efficient pro tection to their possessions and commerce in that quarter, as the depredations of the Amer ican privateers were daily becoming more bold and frequent. This squadron had been sai ling in close order during the night, but at the time our scene opens, it had broken, in conse quence of the commodore throwing out sig- j nal to make sail and endeavor to come up with j the chase. Each ship of the fleet therefore, J in accordance with the order made all sail? the swifter vessels were ranging ahead, while the duller sailers were observed dropping as tern, and taking their station in the rear. The ship of the commander of the squadron, a frigate of the first class, held her place in about the centre of the fleet, three heavy co verts brought up the rear, while tlui udvunoo was maintained by a body of larger vessels. A beautiful eighteen gun brig, that had that morning formed one of the rear line, now led the extreme van. She had passed every ves sel of the squadron successively, and was now gradually dropping them with a speed that held out every prospect of overhauling the chase. The wind was right aft, and each had her studding sails out on either side. Piles of canvass rose above the dark hulls that loomed dimly beneath them, and the surface of the sea seemed one expanse of snowy pyramids. Leaving the squadron to make the best of their way, the reader must imagine himself upon the quarter deck of the little brig, upon whose capture they were all so eagerly bent. A single glance at her arrangements and those who conducted them, would bespeak her a privateer; indeed, were that good look ing fellow who had just laid down the trum? j pet and taken up the spy glass, attired in uni-j form, the brig might easily be taken for a ua-' tional vessel. She differs from one in no other particular. Six beautiful long guns pro trude from either side, while a heavier one re volves in a circle at midships. The decks tell tales of holy stone and sand, and the neat ness everywhere apparent, indicates the reign of discipline. A row of bright boarding pikes are confined to the boom by gaskets of white line, while a quantity of cutlasses and battle axes glittered on the beckets, that are fixed purposely for their reception in intermediate spaces of the battery. Racks of round shot frown from beneath each gun carriage, and boxes of grape and canister, with an attend ant match tub are arranged at regular inter vals along the deck. Every belaying pin is bright, and the brass-work of the wheel and binnacles show in elegant and high contrast with the mahogany of which they are con structed.?And mark the gay, healthy frontis piece of the sturdy tars who line the decks? a noble set of fellows who to echo their senti ments would go to the very devil for their of ficers. Observe that veteran how respectfully he touchcd his hat, as the commander ascen ded from the cabin, and what an elegant look ing man is Captain Buntline?so tall, and yel so graceful?so majestic, and yet so prepos sessing. I like those black whiskers; they set off his complexion to admiration. His countenance, it is true, is somewhat stern, but it is not a repulsive expression; it savors more of dignity ; and that jet black eye !?mark how it flashes as he sends its gaze aloft to as certain if all there is right. See !?he is ad dressing the young man with the glass, who is his first lieutenant, and, at present officer of the deck. He smiles; did you ever see a man'scountenance undergo acoinpletechange? All the sternness has vanished, and his lea-j tures are beautifully animated. " Do we leave them, Mr. Trennel ? Those rearmost ships appear to the hull down." " Yes, sir, they are poor sailers," auswered th? lieutenant; "but there's a brig among thein that has been overhauling us since sun rise. The fellow bkMs a witch? I've been watching for the last hour, and have seen him pass every vessel in the sqnadron : another hour, and the varmint will be pitch ing his old iron into ns." " Let him come on," rejoined the comman der, eyeing the object of his colloquy through the telcscope, " we could match with two of them : but you are correct; the villain is com ing down, wing and wing, and gaining each moment upon us.?He must be hungry for a fight." " Yes," rejoined the other ; 4< I expect her skipper lias been reading the life of Nelson, and feels an inclination to immortalize him self. lie will be less eager however, before we get through with him." " I did not think there was any in his Ma jesty's service that could show the Rover her stern before," remarked Capt. Buntline. " Our copper wants clearing," rejoined the lieu tenant, " and our sails are old, and hold no more wind than so much bobinet; besides sir, I think that fellow is Baltimore built? some slaver they've caught on the coast of Guinea?or perhaps some unfortunate devil of a privateer; those ten gun channel gropers don't run the line off'the reel at that fate, in such a catspaw as this." "Here Bobstay," said the commander to an 1 old quarter master, "take the glass, and see what you can make of that fellow." The veteran divested his mouth of a chew of tobacco, and hitching up his trowsers, coin nieaced scanning the Englishman with an eye piioverbial for its acuteness and experience. " That 'are is a mob towner as the levten ant ;says. and coming down with a big bone in h<?r mouth, too." " Why are you so positive about her being a Bal timore built, Bobstay V asked the com mander. " Because, sir," answered the tar, "there's no end to the sticks them fellows put in their craft's, and besides, if ye'll obsarve she han't half the beam of them ten gun tubs : her yards are s< juarer too, and she lias no roach in hei ?Yonr observations are conclusive, Bob stay," said the commander " but can we serve her out think you ?" The old tar smiled at the question, and re plenishin g his mouth with a foot ortwoof pig tail, repli ed; " Ay, sir, two such fellows, and two more in thirty minutes afterwards." 1 "Goto your duty," said the commander, good htumoredly; "you've turned boaster in your old days." At meridian, the English brig was some six or seven miles in advance of' the headmost ship of the squadron, and not more than two in the remr of the; chase. Although Captain Buntline had determined on fighting her, he still continued under a press of sail, for the purpose oi drawing his adversary at sucli a distance trom tlw iiw'j oody its to preclude the possibility of their interference in the en ' gagement. Another hour, however, brought I the Englishman within gun-shot; and deter mined to secure every advantage of the cir cumstances, he put his helmdown and bring ing his battery to bear, fired a broadside into the still re treating Rover. It was not until that moment, that Buntline could ascertain the force of his antagonist: but a single glance, previous to her filling away, convinced him of her superiority. "Take in the light sails, and haul up the courses !" senid the commander of the privateer: and another moment beheld the gallant brig moving aloi\g under her two top-sails. "Beat to quarters and open the magazine!" " Ay, ay, air," was the reply ; ami the loud roll of the drum was heard summoning every man from the depths and from the heights of the vessel to their respective stations. In a few moments' the order to cast loose the guns followed, and everv man commenced getting the iron machines ready for the work of death, with an alacrity and good humor peculiar to a sailor, and with an expedition and regulari ty that was t!he result of much previous expe rience in like matters. The tompions were takeu out?the train and side tackle cut adrift the pumps rigged and the decks sanded, 'fore and aft to prevent them from becoming slippery with blood, cutlasses, pistols, and boarding pikes; were placed in convenient sit uations about the decks ; the ports were triced up the hatches closed, with the exception of a small opening, left for the purpose of pass in" powder from below; the loggerheads were heated and matches beside every gun, and in short every preparation was made that such cases rendered expedient. The Englishman had not yet taken in any of his canvass, and was consequently rapidly nearing the Rover. It was the mutual desire of the commanders, that their vessels should be brought into close action?the Englishman, from a Jesire to decide the contest before the squadron could be close enough to assist, and thereby rob him of his anticipated glory, and the American from a knowledge that his es cape depended upon his success in disabling the only vessel in the fleet that was his supe rior in sailing. At length but a quarter of a mile intervened between the ships; the Briton commenced handling light sails; studding satis, royals, and coursers wore successively taken in, and the pursuer appeared under nearly the same canvass as the chase. " Starboard!" shouted Buntline to the man at the wheel, as he beheld the bows of his ad versary sweep gracefully to port. " Starboard, sir," answered the quarter mas ter and the Rover's broadside was brought parallel with that of the Englishman, while at the same time the stars and stripes ascend ed with a graceful flutter to the mam peak. A volume of smoke and flame burst from the bulwarks of the Briton and his iron crashed fearfully through the spars and rigging ot |ta? privatoor. Although (Jujiaia Duntline d manoeuvre prevented the vessel from being raked by his adversary's heavy fire, it could not avert is entire destruction; and to his sor row he beheld his main mast, with attendant f spars, go by the board. A deep shade settled upon his brow at this unexpected calamity and the blank of doubt and uncertainty rew upon his features. The success of the Eng lishman s broadside had completely destroyed his plan of operation, and he stood upon 'the r', I ?hl:srcril'P,ed ship in a painful reflection to his future course. This sus pense was but momentary; a thought dawned upon his mind?and applying the trumpet to his mouth, he gave the order to the impa tient seamen not to fire, but be ready for more skill. Leave your quarters men," said he. put your helm up, Bobstay?man the 'fore tack and sheets?lay aloft topmen, and clear the wreck. Stir yourselves, my livelies!? stand by to set both Tore top-mast studding sails.". b This sudden and unlocked for change in the state of affairs surprised, but did not dis concert the crew, so great was the confidence they reposed in him, and they sprang for ward to execute his orders with an alacrity that was its elf under such circumstances a proud eulogium upon the bravery mid judg ment of their commander.-. The bri" was a^ain put before the wind, more canyass was spiead along (he booms, and the Rover oncf nit re icsu ned the course she had steered du ring the morning. A wild:'and exultinf huzza came down from the Englishman, as her antagonist filled away and made sail with out firing a gun ; but the scornful smile that cuiled the lips of Buntline indicated too well the deception of appearances, and imparted a stronger confidence in the breasts of his sea men. His character for bravery was too well established to be doubted by them, and-they only stood impatient to hear the next ordor that should issue from his trumpet. I he dogs shall have less cause for merri ment befoie night-fall," muttered Buntline as another shout came down from the English man, who hud also filled away, and was now crowding all sails in chase. "Muster aft here, my men, every one of you ; come down aloft, and up fiom below; bo'son's mate, send the people aft." "My lads," said Bunt line, addressing his. hundred bold fellows, "it is fit that you should be acquainted with the fact of my being the bearer of a message from the French Admi ral of the West India station, to the Govern meritof the United States, which, my men, is of vital importance to the interest of our coun try. I do not tell you this to stimulate you to any greater exertion, but merely as a recipro cation of that confidence which I am proud to ? believe you repose in me.?I know you will stand by me till the last?I have tested it. In the present, disabled state of the Rover, it will be impossible for you to escape yonder squad, roil, now rapidly overhauling lis; 1 have a plan to propose the successful execution of which will crown us with glory and success. ?Listen to it. The plan was then revealed, and when Buntline had done speaking, three hearty cheers evinced the readiness with which the > crew entered into it. " Men," resumed Buntline, the signal will be Liberty ! and when I give forth, let every one of you do as I have directed; now, my lads, don't forget the word Liber TY !" Groups of men were seen spiking the car. 11011 fore and alt, so as to render them perfect ly useless.?The muskets were all thrown overboard and the powder, with the exeeptio of what each man carried with him, total destroyed ; this done the crew armed thei selves, and mustering aft, awaited the furth* orders of their commander. In the mean time the Englishman was rat idly advancing, with the intention ofcarryir the American by boarding. He was not te yards astern, and at every moment gainingo the Rover. Buntline stood watching him n a tiger does his prey, scarcely breathing the intensity of his interest, and awahii with painful suspense the moment when 1 might put his daring scheme in operatio The whistle of the bo'son's mate was heard o board the Englishman, and <the cry of "awt f there, boarders, away!" told their opponen how to expect them. Buntline cast a quit* and anxious glaucc upon his own seatnei wlio stood grasping their cutlasses with au emotion as intense as bis own. It was a mo ment of fearful excitement on either vessel, during which nothing .was hoard but the rip | pie of the waters as it sped along. At length j the dark shadowof the Briton's canvass fell ! upon the deck of the Rover; another minute - land they were yardarm and yardarm. "Sheer to!" whispered Buntline to the man at the wheel?"sheer to !" The bows of the priva teer slightly deviated, and her antagonist wr within three yards of her. Clank went tl grapnels on the Englishman, and tolhjvessel were broadside and broadside. "Board !" shoiitffl the British Captain; an? two thirds of his crew sprung over the bu! warks and upon the decks of the Rovei with out the slightest opposition. Buntline gave one glance to the dark forms of the ibemen that crowded his forecastle ; and applyingtha trumpet to his mouth, thundered forth the word, " LIBERT YIn an instant the Amer icans who had gathered abaft the main-mast, l?aped from hammocks and nettings and sprung like so many cats upon the decks and rigging of the Englishman. Like a torrent they swept away the few that lemained on board of her, and now ranging themselves along the bulwarks, they prepared to repel the enemy as they attempted to regain their own ship. " Cast off'-the grapnels!" shouted Buntline, and tbui oixivr uwvke the Dritows iroru