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PROM THE CHARLESTON COURIER* T will go to the grave, whera mv child has go»*j And strew its turf with flowers ; He was my lov'd and onlv one, The charm of my lonely hours ; 0 ! he was life in its freshest bloom ; He cheer’d me many a day ; ilis smile and his beauty lit my gloom, And chas'd its night away. Day after dav, like an opening flower, His mother’s pride he grew ; He seem’d like an infant germ of power, So bright he met mv view : 1 saw, in his gav exulting face, The future greatness glow ; And » thought his light infantine grace To mandood strength would grow. I read, in every word and smile, The father’s look and tone f And ! hung on those dear eves, the while, As when first our hearts wrt one; So bright a vision could not Iasi, That Dear illusion fled, Kike a rainbow-cloud away it pass’d To the cold and voiceless dead. But there is a home, where dear ones meet, And blend their innocent love ; Where hours of happiness never fleet, In the peaceful world above ; Where the links, that bind our souls, by death Shall never be broken more, But a better life, with its quick’niog breath, Shall every charm restore ; Then cease, \e bitter tears, to fall; Mv heart its grief shall bear, Tili Iltear; from heaven, the tender call Of love invite me there. Visit to Constantinople. The following extract from a letter of art officer belonging to the U .S’, Xa tij who visited Constantinople du ring the late cruise of the Colum hiiSyCoatains some interesting partic vdars of the manners and ceremonial of the Turkish Cour t. While at Constantinople, V19 Excel lency the English Ambassador had an audience with the Graud Seignor The '■auved Spleudor of.the Sublime Por e •iod the novel scenes which general!? Invite the attention of all Christians to witness the ostentation which is uni 'forsally displayed on such occasions, together with the impression that very few of my countrymen had ever been admitted thus fur into the Seraglio, were motives which plead strongly in favor of accepting the very pohte invi tation ofhis Excellency to accompany him. The winter residence of the Ambas sador was at his Palace in Pera, oppo site to Constantinople. 'There most of the diplomatic!* corps representing the European Courts reside; and from this place wo marched to Tophana, the sea aide, after hiving been marshalled by the Secretary of Legation in the fol lowing order : A large company of Jannizariea, un der the command of a Colonel, dressed in the true Turkish style—next ap peared the household ofhis Excellency, in livery—here followed the Ambassa dor in a palanquin carried by six slaves m red—then came English gentlemen r.nd strangers who had invitations, which closed tne procession. At tho place of embarkation, we found Ceyques waiting to transport us tothe opposite side. '1 he beauty of this hind of boats is worthy of notice; they arc ei'/hty feet iu length aud carry from twenty to thirty oars, and pull with as tonishing i’J'fility—in a few moments we were ail landed on the opposite shore, where were horses for the whole party supplied by the Sultan. They were all studs, and neatly caparisoned; that on which the Ambassador rode was elegantly dressed in gold trap pings. We proceeded much in the same manner as when on foot. As we approached the sublime Porte, the dif ficulty in passing became very great, tho streets being extremely narrow, muddy, aud filled with an immense con course of people of both sexes and ail £ges gazing with wonder and astonish ment at this prodigious process on of infidels. We arrived at the outer court without any accident, where we left our horses. As we entered the great gates of the Seraglio, the first sight which presented itseif to our astonished view was eight thousand Janizaries paraded without tho least appearance of military v>rder or regularity, all waiting to re vive their pay and pillage I could avoid reflecting what a distribution of .tybans and petticoat breeches, there WouUbe, should we let loose half the jiucub^of sailors among these Mussel zuen. At lengsh we were conducted to the Divan, wh&o were already seated the Grand Vizim Capudan Faeha,thekeep er of the priva\e seals, and some other oificers of distinction who composed the court. The Vizitr was dressed in white gatir. ornamented vith rich furs; a high white turban compUted his attire—the pacha was in green saun robes, and or* lamented in the same manner. The apartmeut was a large square T^u with a concave ceiling, highly ornamental painting* lurde vx u*e room’ i ly embroidered with gold; over the head | of the Grand Vizier was a tine grating, [ oenind which tl»e Sultan conceals him self, and hears what passes with the Visier and the Christians—we could evidently see some person there, but could not vouch for its being the Sul tan. After we had stared at each other for two hours (no one being permitted to sit except the Minister) they commen ced the tedious ceremony of paying off the Jaiizanes, which they take care to porfoi in when any Christirn Min s er has his audience. This is undoubtedly intended to impress the beholder with a conception of their riches and power — They bring in the gold in bags, which is piled up between the Turks and in fidels, until they can just 6ee each oth er; this is all taken account of by the Minister of Finance, who is directed a sum sufficient to pay one Regiment, to be placed on the ilag stones before the door, at equal distances—the regiment at the same time is waiting in anxious expectation on the opposite side of the Court—a signal is then made by one of the officers, when the whole troop start at full speed for the most enviable prize —the first who reach the spot stop to seize the bags, when those who follow : precipitate the first into the dirt, and ibis formidable troop of heroes lay pros trate before us—after recovering them selves, those who had succeeded in get ting the mo6t bags retired to iheir quar ters, exulti: g in their agility. Thus we i were compelled to witness this ludic I rous scene until the wiiole corps of’Jan* izar’es were paid off. Preparation* were now made for din | ner, stools being placed before the Grand Vizier and ail the Divan, just as they were seated in state, on which were placed gold or silver trays three or four feet in diameter, of a circular form. We infidels took seats opposite to the Turks, when were introduced a dish of roasted fowls which we pulled to pieces with our fingers, the next, per haps a ragout of rabbits or some other wild game—their preserves of an ex« quisite kind were then handed in In this manner were some thirty dishes al ternately brought to this most noted en tertainment, from all of which we help ed ourselves most plentifully, with our hands, except from those dishes which contained the liquids; for these we were provided with spoons of turtle shell or wood—the*e being the only instru ment to manage with. From every dish, as it was brought in, the Mussel roan who sat at the table with meal ways took goad care to help himself first—it being considered sacrilege ‘or a Christian to touch before he has a fin ger in the pie After we had finished our repast, perfumed water w*as bro’fc with embroidered towels to wipe our mouths and fingers; the Musselmen smoked their long beards with burnt odours, the frajrraace of which scented the whole room. As soon as we had done regaling our selves at the Sultan Mahmoud’s expense we repaired to the Court, and dressed ourselves with pelisses, trimmed with fur, that of the Ambassador being ex tremely beautiful. In a short time the kL>rogoman of the Sultan made his ap pearance, with information to his Excel lency’* Drogomau that if the Injidels had been clothed and fed, they might be permitted to appear before the mighty Mahmoud, tbe Sultan of all Sultans. Two Janizaries came up and seized each of us by the shoulders and in this man ner, we were conducted into the pre sence of the grand Seignior. We passed through another gate, where were arrayed the must hideous looking set o! wretches that ever appeared in human form—they were a disgrace to the Turks themselves. This sallow, meagre race were eunuchs who guarded the Saltan. Such a mass of ugliness could not have generated by the ordinary course of na ture.—To complete the spectacle, these walking ghosts were dressed in yellow, with caps of the same colour, in the form of a sugar loaf When we reached the presence chamber, the Sultan was seat ed on his throne, surrounded by his Court. The Ambassador made his speech, which was translated by the Dro goman, who repeated it to the Vizier. In answer, the Sultan in a low and em phatick style, addressed himself to the Vizier, who repeated it to the Ambassa dor’s Drogoman, and he translated it to his master. During this ceremony, the Sultan never turned his head towards the infidels, or moved a muscle of his face, but eyed the Minister with scrutin izing severity. 11 is throne was eight feet square, of a flat surface, and three feet high, covered entirely with embroi dered gold, interspersed with .pearls of different shapes. Over his head was a canopy, supported by pillars at each cor ner, which were beautifully decorated with precious stones. In the centre of this canopy was suspended a globe, ele gantly adorned with jewel* of a variety of colours—on the outer edge of this canopy were smaller globes various ly ornamented. There were many more ornaments *o this most extraordi nary piece of furniture,which constitute too great a variety for description. Here ended our audience and we re turned, grappled in the same ungentle j manly manner as we entered, between two Janizaries who grasped our shoul ders as firmly, notwithstanding we were ad unarmed, as though their heads do oended on our committing no outra geous act upoa their Mahoraedaa Mas* I • ' t V ter, We found cur hotter ready in the outer court—we mounted and proceeded co the outer side, where the Ceyques was manued and ready totake us to Pe ra. This tedious cereiqony lasted a bout six hours—during which time not one of us had been seated |)Ut the AiQ" bassador. \ His Excellency had previously invi ted the majority of the par< j to dine at the English Palace. whe»ewe iound spread the greatest variety o< delicacies which the country produced rad the ap petite could desire. We forget the fa tigues of the day, the Sultan^ the eu nuchs, and the whole corps of Janiza ries, in potent libations of Exquisite wines. The Sultan Mahmoud is about thirty five years of ago, in *1 iture rather infe rior to those which the Grecian '^rtists of ancient times would call noble* He has large, black, penetrating eyes;dark swarthy complexion small nose, a\long black beard, which he appears to Jake delight in stroking down. Thetouten setnble of his features is good. Wh&i 1 saw him on the throne he was dresitd in purple robes, with a plain turban, an front o« wji'ch he wore a small plume fitted in a cluster of diamonds, fteai him lay an elegant 6word, of exquisite workmanship. In his girdle he woref his yatagan, the handle of which wai^ (ttudded with diamonds, which, contras ted with the dark purple colour of his robe made a brilliant appearance which eclipsed all imaginary beauties. There being no display of colors there was a simple elegance which baffles all de scription. Take my visit to the SeTag lio in the aggregate, it gave me infinite satisfaction, and I shall ever remember it with pleasure. The character of the Sultah in of that austere nature which marks the nation over which fate has placed him; but the most predominant trait in hn character ip avarice—it frequently extends to meanness and often proves 'fatal to the unfortunate individual who is concern ed with him or his government, should he prove to be & Greek or Armenian, and in p s ession of much wealth. Fre quently, without the least apparent cause, his property is confiscated bythe State, and the pour devil either behead ed or banished for life. A circumstance of a similar nature took place at Con stantinople a short time previous to my arrival there; a very extensive family of Armenians had amassed an immense property, and extensive engagements with the Porte—Suddenly three or four of the principals were beheaded in the most public manner, and their property confiscated to the infernal avarice of the Sultan. Proof that a man can be his own grand father. There was a widow and her daugh ter*in law, and a man and his son The widow married the 6on and the daugh ter the old man: the widow was therfore mother to her husban ’s father, conse quently grandmother to her own hus band. They had a son, to whom 6he was great grandmother: now as the son of a great grandmother must be either a grandfather or a great uncle, this boy was therefore his own grandfather. Whs Committed, r|^0 the Jail of Alexandria county, D C. I as a runaway on the 3d inst. a negro man, who came to this place in a nothern vessel, he calls himself Henry Stewart f He is about zb years old; dressed in sailor s apparel; he has a protection which states his height at 5 feet 5 inches. The owner of said negro, is requested to come for ward, prove property, pay charges and take him away, otherwise he will be dis posed of as the law directs. ANDREW ROUNSAVELL, feb 7 law2m_ Jailor Journeymen Potters Wanted. 'PWO journeymen stone ware potters -I- that are good workmen on the wheel will meet with constant employment, and the highest wages; by applying to the Sub«criber. Those disposed to come will immediately inform me by letter or other W,Se* JOHN SWANN, feb 25. _ To Wood Merchants. Swill sell from 500 to 1000 cords of good 03k wood, ready cut in the woods,— Also 2oo acres of land with a good supply of fire wood, building and rail limber on it. This wood and land lies within l£ mile of the Potomac river, where there is a good road ar.u landing; 30 miles be low the District of Columbia; this land lies well, of a stiff soil, and clear of hills and brakes- 1 will also furnish any pur chaser with 3 good oxcarts well calculat ed for the wood business and ten oiv velve good oxen in their prime, and well broke to the cart. I will also sell a lot of land, containing two acres, with a good new store house, halt story high counting room, lodging room, granery and tobacco shed. Also a tobacco piess house and a well ot as good water as any in the world. This lot and miprovements lies in a healthy neighborhood and a good stand for busi ness. It is one mile from the above land. 1 also have l5o acres ot land, of an extra quality, lying 3 miles above the aforesaid land, and one mile from the Potomac; it is well watered arxl has a good seat for a small mill, with a never failing stream,— Any person wishing to purchase the above property may have a great bargain, a9 ! wish to decline the wood business. The cash will be wanted for the wood that is cut ana the carts and oxen. I will give a liberal time ou the lands. RICH’D BROOKE. Charles county, Mi March 23 eotf District of Columbia, Alexandria County to wit • November Term, 1821.? I9lh day. f IN CHANCER?. . Richard Bland Lee, Richard Smith, cash ier of the Office of Discount and Depo sit, at Washington, being a branch ot the Bank of the United States. The , President, Directors and company of the Bank of the United States, and ^Falter Jones—Complainants, AGAINST John Hopkins, John Glassell and Marga ret C. Glassell, (late Margaret C- Lee,) bis wile, James L. M Kenna, John Lloyd, Josiab Watson and John M’lver, — Defendants. rI ^HE defendant, John Hopkins, not hav X ing entered his appearance, and giv en security accoiding to the statute and rul39 of (hi« court, and it appearing to the satisfaction ot the court, upon affidavit filed, that the said detendaul John Hop kins. is not an inhabitant o* the Dis trict of Columbia. On motion of the com plainants by their counsel,.it is ordered that the sa«d defendant John Hopkins do appear here on or before the first day ol next May l'erm and enter bis appearance to this suit, and give securiiy for perform ing the decrees ot the court And that the other defendants John Glassell and Margaret C. Glassell (lafe Margaret C. Lee) hi9 *yife, James L- M’Kenna, John Lloyd, Josiali Watson, and John M Iver* do not pay away, way, convey or se crete the debts by them owing to or the estate or effects in their bands belonging k> the said absent defendant, J«»hn Hop kins* until the further order or decree 01 this couft; and tha' a copy of this order be forthwith published in one of the public newspapers printed in the town of Alex* afidria, for two months successively and that another copy be posted at the front doot of the court house ot the said coun A Copy. 7'este, EDM. I. LicE, C. C. march 18_ — district of Columbia v Alexandria County, to win \ November Term, 1821, f 21st Day. > IN CHANCERY. United States of America—Complainant*, AGAINST MurdockjYuile, VVardrop and Company, and Jafoes H. Hooe administrator of William Hodgson, decdased —Dejtn dants. rilHE defendants Murdock, Yuile, War X. drop and Company, not hayiog en tered their appearance and given security according to the statute and the*rules ot the jurt, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court upon affidavit filed, that the said defendant! Murdock, Fuile. Wardrop and Company are not inhabitants of the District ot Columbia, but reside out ot i^e United States of America- On the mo non of the complainants by their counsel, it is ordered, that the said defendant, Murdock, Yuile, Wardrop and Company do appear here on or before the first day of May term next, and answer the bill o! the complainants, and that a copy oi this order be forthwith published in one ot the public newspapers printed in the town ot Alexandria, for two months successively, and that another copy be posted at the 1 front door of the Court House of the said county A Copy.—Teste, leb 21 _EDMJ. LEE„C. C. District of Columbia. Alexandria Coun y to wit: November Term, 1821, £ 25th Day J IN CHANCERY. Richard I. /ones— Complainant, AGAINST Walter Jones, Administrator ot Charles Lee, deceased, and Margaret C. Lee, widow of the said Charles Lee, deceas ed, Walter Jones and Anr^Lucinda, his wife, Alfred Lee, Robert S. Lee and Elizabeth Lee—Defendant. PTHHE defendants MargaretC* Lee and |_ her children, Robert S. Lee and Eli zabeth Lee, not having entered their ap pearance and given security according to ; the statute and the rules ot this court, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the ceurt, upon affidavit filed, that the said Margaret C. Lee and her children, itobert S. Lee and Elizabeth Lee, are not inhabi tants of the District of Columbia, on the motion of the complainant by bia counsel, it is ordered,that :he s&id defendants,Mar garet C. Lee & children, Robert S. Lee & Elizabeth Lee, do appear here on or be fore the first day of next May term, and answer the bill of the complainant, and that a copy of this order be forthwith pub lished in one ot the public newspapers printed in the town of Alexandria, tor two months successive, and that another copy be posted at the front door ot the Court House of the said county. A Copy - Teste, EDM. I. LEE, C. C, feh 21 2m .... i i -■ - ■ .— ^ Orphan’s Court, Alexandria County, ) March Term, 1822. S ORDERED, that the a linistrator of Eliza Dulany# deceased, do insert the usual notice to debtors and creditors three times a week for two weeks in the Alexandria newspapers, A copy* Teste, A. MOORE. Reg. of mils. This is to give noticet That the subscriber of Alexandria coun ty in the District of Columbia, has obtain ed from the Orphans Court ot said county, letters of administration with the will an nexed of Eliza Dulany, late of the county aforesaid deceased: All persons having claims against the said;decedent, are here by warned to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, passed by the Orphan’s Court, on or before the 26th day of September, next, or they may by law be excluded from all benefit to said estate, and those indebted thereto are required to make immediate payment. Given under my band this 26th day of March, 1822, ISAAC ROBBINS, • Administrator with the will anuexed of Eliza Dulany, dec’d.J march 26 ew2if • Bistrict of Columbia, - Alexandria County to it it. November Term, 1821.) 32d day. S IV CHANCERY. Romulus Riggs—Complainant against •/ Tbomas Swann, Colin Auld and Edmund I Lee, assignees of the late Merchant* Bank of Alexandria, and John Anderson, James Anderson, Daniel Annin, (Samuel Beale,) fPilliam H. S. Boswell, Edmund Brooke, Benjamin Baden, Tbomas £ .Beale, James Bloxham, George Btuce jr, Richard Wood, Tbomas Cookeodor&r, Hugh Carolio, Daniel Ca*ooa, Samuel Chester, John Corse and Nathaniel Rouo. savell, trading under the firm of Cone and Rounsaveli, George Coleman, John Cohn* gen, (James H. Dulany,) CamillasGriffith, Nimrod Farrow, Robert Getty, Peter Heis* kelly (J. Haggerty, jr.) Robert Hall, Job* Jackson, Alexander Kyle, John McPherson and Daniel McPherson, late joint mer chants and copartners under the firm of John McPherson & Son, Daniel McPherson (Charles Moiley,) Alexander Moore, Tbomas Mount, J as. R. Riddle, (adminis trator ol Ferdinand Marsteller.j Joseph Mandeville, Jo*. Mandeville 4r Samuel B. Larmour, joint merchants and copartner* in trade un(*er the firm ol Maodeville and Larmour, Robert Mandeville end James Mandeville, joint merchants and Copart ners tinder the firm ol Robert and James Mandeville,/ William N. Mills, Robert A. i Mills, rbonr.as Pickerill, (CravenT. Pey. ton) Noblet Herbert (administrator cf William Pa ton, jr. deceased) Thomu Neill, Thomas Olive, Jam*s R. Riddle, Nathaniel Rounsaveli, Tbomas Rigdoo. Peter Saunders, Daniel Somers, (John A.) Stewart,) James S* Scott, Wiliam Smith, Thomas Semmes, Thompson Simpson, Evan P. Taylor, William A. Linton ye*, ecutor of Wm. Tyler.) Ambrose V^sse, Robert N Windsor, Robert Young, Cav* Withers, Richard Wells, the Mechanic's Bank or Alexandria, the Bank of Wash ington, Bank ol the Metropolis, the Patrio tic Bank, Ltntr.l BanK'oi ueorgeiow.n ? Washington, Franklin Bank of Baltimore, Mechanics Bank of Baltimore, the Bang of Cbarnbersburg, Bank of Waterford, the Bank of Winchester^— Defendants. On the motion of the complainant, it g, ordered that master commissioner, Auld, in addition to the account by him heretofore taken, do state in detail the particulars of the complainants demand against the de fendants, shewing in chronological order, the different periods of time at' which the defendants became liable for the seven! sums claimed from them by the complain, ant,and ascertaining the amount due under each particular date—and that be make report thereof to the next term of thisj court; and on the coinprainaBPs motion, commis sions are awarded to him for the examim tion ot witnesses, and this suit is return^ to the rules for further proceedings tc be had therein, and this suit abates as to the defendants, Moxl.ey, Haggerty and S.Bwh by tbeir deaths. Richard Milne, Compla'nt# against The same, Defendants. (The same order.) J.& R. FPithers, CompPnts ) against >InChance$ -j The same# Defendants. ) (The same order.) Johc & Wright Southgate, J Complainants, against >In Chancery The same, Detendsant, j (The same order.) Roderick Burt, CompPnt,) against / In Chancery* The same, Defendants-) (The same order.) Francis Keene# CompPnt. ) . against • > In Chancery. The same, Defendant,, ) (The same order.) Alex. Sangster, CompPnt ) against > In Chancery. The same,, Defendants, i (Tne same order.) Richard C. Mason, adm’st'rl of Thompson Mason d«- f, CbtaetVi ceased# against t The same, Defendants.) (The same order. ! John C.Vowell, CompPnt. J against > In Chancery* The same. Defendants. ) * (The aarae order,) (A copy) Tes»e, EDM. I. LEE, C. C. By a previous order this term, these sui(4 abate as to James H. Dulany, by bk death, and are dismissed as to Jehu A. Stewart. The parties in the abovementioned cau ses, are hereby notified, that on the sixth day of May next at ten o'clock, A. M. I intend to proceed to execute the loregoing order; at which time they may attend at my office should they see fit. Given un der my hand, at Alexandria, this 26th day of February, 1822, COLIN AULD, M. C. march 4 Iaw2m Notice. MESSRS. John Mand«ville, Elisha Dick and George Cleraentson, truj tees of the creditors of John Hickersofl* Company, take notice, that on Wednes day* the 10th day of April next, betweea sun rise and sun set, I shall proceed t# to take the affidavit of Gersbam Keys, th«| bouse of Robert Fulton, in Charles town, Jefferson county* Virginia. 'Abe benjamin McDougle, sen. and others, o® Saturday, the 13lb of the same month, br tween sun rise and sun set, at the bouse o» John ReckelU, Flint Hill, CulpepPff county, Virginia, to be read in evident in a suit now depending and undeler/i^?’ ed, in the superior court of chancery »<* the Fredericksburg district, in which yp2 are complainants and I am defendant. MOSES GIBSON, Culpepper county* march 6_ law4jfjUj For sale fcy; WM. F®W«S & *»• * jaa. ft'