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whole coa-t abounds besides with hair and
fur seals; the trade in which, either for the
London or China markets, might be worth
attention.
The ship, from the crew ofwhichthis in
formation was obtained, was unfortunately
w recked whilst pursuing a profitable traffic
on the coast. She was the only English ves
sel remembered there, although about Iwen
ty ships annually resort thither, a tew ol them
French, but the greater number Americans.
lb.
mOM THE BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, MAY 3.
LIBERAL DOjYATIOjY.
We are happy in being able announce
the receipt in this town of a very rare curi
osity, which the liberality of a gentleman
in Smyrna, well known and highly esteem
ed in the mercantile world, is appropriated
not only to giatify the curious among us. hut
to promote the cause ol benevolence. The
object we allude to, is a Mummy, in the most
perfect order, just received from Egypt All
the particulars relating to it and the appro
priation made of it, which it is necessary to
lay before the public, will be found in the
following letters, which we hate been per
milted to copy. VVe shall give a more par
ticular description of this rare curiosity on a
future occasion.
BOSTON, APRIL 26. 1823.
To Doer's Warren, Jacksoit 4* Gorham:
Gentlemen—There is mnv on hoard the
thip Silly Anne, lately arrived from Smyr
na, a Mummy, sent under the care of Capt.
R. B. Edes, to him and myself, to l/e dispos
ed of as we may think proper, for certain
purposes; and as they are of a benevolent
nature, and the learned may be gratified in
examining the cases, hyeroglyphics, 4tc. &c.
we request it may be first placed under your
charge, at the Meuical College.
The gentleman who sent it. is Mr. Jacob
Van Lennep, to be presented in the name of
his commercial house at Smyrna, Mess s.
Jacob Van Lennep and Co. who thus writes
upon the subject:
“We have shipped on board the Sally
Anne, under the denomination of Gum. a
large case, containing a Mummy. The Bri
tish Consul at Alexandria writes me as fol
lovvs on the subject: I have procured you a
Mummy,aeapiial one.—As no good ones,
opened, were to be found at Cairo or this
place, l commissioned a person going to
Thebes to select me one, and I am glad lie
succeeded in procuring you the best that has
been seen for a long lime.
“Capt. Edes takes obligingly under his
care tins case, under the denomination of
‘Egptian Gum,’on account of his men, and
we begged to consult you, Mr. Tilden, about
p-esenting it. in some suitable manner, in
my firm’s name. It w ill excite the curiosity
of the public, and I hope gratify the learned.
We have been so niuchjbenefitted by the Bos
ton trade, we thought of sending you a Mum
my, thinking it would be acceptable, as I
do not recollect having ever seen one in
vour museums. There are three cases. I
think the last one is full of hyeroglyphics,
anil must be opened with caution. We did
not open it here, as we were afraid of spoil
ing it.”
If you desire to have the first examination
of this Mummy, and will be at the trouble
of the same, we know of no gentlemen or
place, so suitable as yourselves and the Med
ical College for the purpose, and it shall be
sent to you immediately.
The following plan lor appropriating the
proceeds which may ari-e on exhibiting this
Mummy, is in our opinion a good one—and
that the soul, which probably some thousand
years past inhabited it, will fully approve
of our making use of the same for so benev
olent a purpose.
It is to give it to the General Hospital,
and let every person, who wishes, have op
portunity to see the same by paying the mo
derate sum of twenty five cents each. The
first two hundred dollars that may arise from
receipts, we wish should be paid over to the
Boston Dispensary; and all the proceeds af
terwards be retained by the Hospital, to be
given, as the government thereof may see
proper, to such poor person as are destitute
or distressed, on leaving this Institution, af
tersickness and confinement.
We believe that the above plan is such a
one as Messrs. Van Lenneps will cordially
approve, and we feel happy in being their
friends and agents in the business. Perhaps
the suggestion of this small beginning may
be the foundation for a fund, which will re
lieve many poor in the Hospital, and com
fort them with the idea that they will no' be
pennvless on leaving the Institution.
Your friends and humble servenls,
BRYANT P. TILDEN.
RGBT. B. EDES,
Gentlemen; Incompliance with y our re
piest, we have received ami examined ll
Mammy iu.our care at the. Medical Colley
I which was sent to you by Mr. VanLennep
anti find it to lie in perfectly good order.
The proposed distribution of the receipts
arising from the exhibition, appears to us ve
ry judicious, and well calculated to accom
plish the liberal intentions of (he gentleman
wbo presented it. Yours, &c.
JAMES JACKSON.
JOHN C. WARREN.
JOHN GORHAM.
Messrs. Bryant P. Tilden and
Robert B. Edes.
—-w ^ <x> ■> *«■:;
THE BLUE-LAWS OF CONNECTICUT.
FROM THE RHODE-ISLAND FARMERS' AND MAN
UFACTURERS' JOURNAL.
The following is a transcript of the primi
tive judicial code which existed in the state
of Connecticut, during the time of the first
settlers, and their immediate descendants,
commonly called "The Blue-Laws of Con
necticut.”
1. The Governor and Magistrates, con
vened in General Assembly, are the supreme
1 power, under God, of this independent do
i minion.
I 2. From the determination of the Assem
bly no appeal shall he made.
3. The Governor is amenable to the voice
of the people.
4. The Governor shall have only a single
vote in determining any question, except a
casting vote when the Assembly shall be
equally div ided.
5. The Assembly of the people shall not
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miss itself. J
0. Con-piracy against the dominion shall
be punished with Death. j
7. Whoever says, ‘'there is a power hold-!
ing jurisdiction over and above this domin-,
ion,” shall be punished with Death, and
loss of property.
8. Whoever attempts to change or over
turn ibis dominion, shall suffer Death.
9. The Judges shall determine controver
sies without a jury.
10. No one shall be a freeman, or give a
vote, unless he be converted, or a member
in free communion of one of the churches al
lowed in thi- dominion. |
11. No one “hall hold any office who is
j not sound in the faith, and faithful to his do
1 minion; and whoever gives a vote to such a.
person shall pay a fine of one pound. For]
the tame offence, he shall be disfranchised. I
12 No quaker, or dissenter from the es-'
tablished worship of this dominion, shall he
allowed to give a vote for the election of ma
gistrates, or any officer. j
13 No food or lodging shall he afforded to i
a quaker, Adamite, or other heretic.
14. If any person turns quaker, he shall be
banished, and not suffered to return on pain
of Death.
I 15. No Priest shall abide in this domin
, ion. He shall be banished, and suffer Death
: on his return. Priests may he seized by any!
one without a warrant. j
)G. No one shall cross a river but with an
authorised ferryman. 1
17. No one shall run of a sabbath, or walk
in his garden, except ieverent!y to and from
church. i
18. No one shall travel, cook victuals.'
make beds, sw eep houses, cut hair, or shave,
on the Sabbath day. I
19. No woman shall kiss her child on Sab
bath or fasting day. j
20. A person accused of trespass in the
night, shall be adjudged guilty, unless he
clear himself by his oath. |
21. When it appears that an accomplice
has confederates, and he refuses to discover
them, lie may he Hacked.
22. No one shall buy or sell lands without
'he permission ofihe selectmen.
23. A drunkard shall have a master ap
pointed by the select-men, who is to debar
iiim ihe privilege of buying or selling.
24. Whoever publishes a lie to the preju
dice of his neighbor, shall sit in the stocks,
or be whipped fifteen stripes. I
25. No Minister shall keep a school. \
2ti. Man stealers shall suffer Death,
27. Whoever wears clothes trimmed with
silver or hone lace above two shillings a yard,
shall be presented by the grand jurors; and
the select men shall lax the offender at the
rate of ihree hundred pound estate.
28. A debtor in prison, swearing he has
no estate, shall be let out and sold to make
satisfaction.
29. Whoever sets fire to the wood=, and it
hums a house shall suffer Death, and per
sons suspected of the crime shall be impri
soned without the benefit of bail. j
30. Whoever brings cards or dice into this
.dominion shall pay a fine of five pounds. j
31. No one shall read common prayer,
• eep chii-nnas or saints day, make minced
ies, dance, play cards, or play on any in
-trument of mu-ic, except the drum, the trum
et, and the jews harp.
32. When parents refuse their children
litable marriages, the magistrates shall de
■rn-iine the point.
33. l'he selectmen, on finding chiltlien
gnorant, may take them away** from their
parents, and put them into better hands, at
ihe expense of the parents.
34. A man that strikes his wife shall pay
1 fine of ten pounds; a woman that strikes
her husband shall be punished as the court
directs.
35. A wife shall be deemed good evidence
against her husband.
36. No man shall court a maid without j
first obtaining the consent of her parents—|
five pounds penalty for the first offence—^fen
for the second; and for the third, imprison
ment during the pleasure of the court.
37. Married persons shall live together orj
be imprisoned.
38. Every male shall have his hair cut
round according to a cap
<5& : —■
SPANISH IN^UISI i ION.
A statement has recently appeared of the
number of victims to this terrible engine of
superstition, cruelty and death, the bare re
cital of which chills the blood, and fills the
mind with horrid images of suffering human
ity under the most excruciating tortures,
which awful depravity, disguised in the robes
of religion, could invent. The table is ex
tracted from a critical History of that dread
ful tribunal, by J. A. Lorente, one of its late
secretaries, and may therefore be considered
as indisputably authentic. It exhibits a de
tailed list of the respective numbers who
have suffered various kinds of punishment
and persecution in the peninsula alone, inde
hollllonl A r ikrv. o mUrv knam Uann . I 1
iii o'her parts of the world, for a period of
356 years, viz: from 1452 to 1803, during
which the inquisi'ion has existed, under the
administration of 44 Inquisitors General.
Wi'hin that term it appears that in Spain
have been burnt 31,713, died in prison or
escaped by flight and were burnt in effigy
174.111, and suffered other punishments,
such as whiping, imprisonment. &c. 287,522,
making a grand total of 336,651. The great
est number of victims under any adminis
tration, was in that of Torquemada, the first
inquisitor general, w ho presided from 1452
to 1499, a long and bloody reign of 47 years,
during which 8,800 lictims were burnt,
6,400 died or escaped by flight, and 90,094
suffered various other punishments; being in
the whole 105, 294, or 2.240 per annum!
Remark.—When those whom we love
treat us with cold indifference—when those
whom we have supposed to be our friends
avoid us—when your business declines, or
we cannot be employed in such acts as are
agreeable to us —when poverty attends, and
the world appears a gloomy desert:—Then
it is that our hearts ache—our spirits sink_
and we are ready to cry out—“O! our God,
do not forsake us, for thou art our only re
fuge.”
The following occurred in the middle of
the Atlantic Ocean:—On board a vessel te
turning from the West Indies, on a fine eve
ning (he passengers and crew were amusing
themselves with catching Dolphins, the line
they used was a marline, one with hooks fix
ed to strong iron wire. A dolphin of large
size was hooked, which they found they
were not able to haul on board with the hand;
while they were getting the line reeved
through a block, another dolphin came, and
seeing the struggles of the one hooked, at
tacked the line, bit the wire in twain, and
released his companion. Edin. Star.
SEA MONSTER.
The Douglass sailed from this port on the
2d of April, and on the 6th, at 3 P. M. lat.
35 VV. long. 58 40. discovered as they sup
posed, a Vessel bottom upwaids, three points
on the weather bow. The Dougless braced
sharp, and came within forty feet of her, or
rather of a Sea Serpeant, or sea monster of
some sort.
The height out of water was about 10 or
12 feet; length 25 to 30 feet; breadth 12 feet
with flippers like a turtle on each side, one
third of the way from the tail. Length of the
flippers from 12 to 15 feet, one on each side
near the tail, 5 or 6 feet in length, with a tail
from 20 to 25 feet long. The head appeared
doubled round by the tail, and the monster
had a huge lions face with large and teriible
saucer eyes.—At 30 or 40 rods distaoce, the
shell of the monster looked like a clinker
built vessel, of 25 to 30 tons, bottom up
wards—the seams or laps newly paid. There
were large barnacles oil the body, and his
velocity was about 1 12 mile per hour. The
last the Douglass saw of this Son ofNeptune,
he Was apparently bearing away for Bermu
da. -V. P. Spec.
The Manuscript book which so puzzled
the literati of Detroit, turns out to be a the
ological work in A sheet containing
several pages, inclosed to Washington Citv,
for the purpose of being forwarded to Dr.
Mitchell, at New York, was shown to one
vf the professors in Columbia Onlleee, at
Georgetown, who translated it. He said it is
i disquisition upon points of Runian Caiho
ic faith in pure and elevated Irish.
Deta. Watch,
-MB/Q/nK
Our Passions are a great deal older thao
aur reason.—They came into the world with
us, hut our reason followed a long time after.
Bots—A table spoonful of unslacked lime,
given to horses, regularly with their water or
food, for three or four days, nigh? and morn*
ing; will completely expel the bots.
FOREIGN.
THE CAUSE OE THE GREEKS.
NEW-YORK, MAY 23.
The brig Shepherdess, Capt. Storer ar»
rived at this poit on Saturday evening, in
63 days frcm Messina. By this arrival we
have Messina and Gihralter papers, the lor*- g
mer to the 13ih of March, and the latter to *
the 1st of April. To the politeness of Mr.
R. Randall, of the house of R. Randal and
Co. of Ridgefield, Conn, who came passen
ger in the Shepherdess from Messina, we
are indebted for the following information
respecting the Greeks, with the assurance
it is derived from the most authentic source*.
Since the affairs of Europe have assumed
such a bustling and warlike attitude, the
Greek cause has received but little tittention
from the English and French Journalists. It
is. therefore, most crraleful In nnr foolinn.
Dnce more to obtain favorable news upon
which we can depend. [The Shepherdess, it
may be recollected, carried out the last mis
sionaries of Palestine, who were landed safe,
and in excellent health and spirits ]
The Greeks, (says our informant Mr. R.)
in their struggle lor freedom, have succeed
ed beyond the hopes of the warmest friend*
to their noble cause. Reduced by the most
abject slavery for many centuries in ciulrz
ation to the level of the Turks themselves,
without any regular concerted plans, and
little harmony among them, they have in the
Morea and some of the islands in the vicini
ty, re-isted every effort the Ottoman govern
ment has been able to make, to crush the re
novating genius of their ancestors.—After
a long continuation of sanguinary engage
ments and horrid cruelties on both sides ther
have finally destroyed the whole of the
Turks, excepting the garrison of Coron, Mo
don and Patras; the two former, consisting
of about three hundred men, and the latter
of a thousand, have demanded a capitulation
but we have not yet received any informa
tion of its having been agreed to.
Several strong squadrons have been sent
by the Ottoman government, to rai«e the
blockade of these and other forts in the Mo
rea, but their designs have been constantly
frustrated by a numerous squadron, of armed
merchant vessels manned by old and enter
prizing sailors, commanded principally by
the owners of the vessels, inhabitants of the
islands of Idra, Ipsera, and Spezia. In these
attempts to relieve the garrisons, the Turk*
have lost bv conflagration three ships of the
line, several frigates, and the whole of the
troops that they conveyed in small vessels.
The last Turkish army stationed on the
north coast ol the Gulf of Lepanto, com
manded by Omer Pasha, has, by the last c
counts we have received, been completely
beaten near the Missolongi. The Greeks
have pursued him and the stragglers of his
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“•■‘V pvrii \U rem*ZO, WUICQ A
(bey have taken, and Omer Pasha has retired f
with fifteen of his followers to Arta.—This*
leaves the whole of Lividia, drawing a 11nM
from Vomizia to Theamopylae, free" of tiX
1 inks,ereept.ng a small garrison at Lepanto,
which in all probability will capitulate with
that of Patras.
The inhabitants of the Isle ofCandia, who
have suffered the greatest cruelties since the
arrival of the Turkish squadron there, have
assisted by the Greek flotilla, retaken wiifc
great loss on both sides, the forts occupied
by the Turks.
The troops of the Bashaw of Egypt, wb®
is the brother of the Sultans mother, forming
part ot the garrisons, have been sent by cap*
i I vil at ion to Alexandria; amt the others, who
were I urks, have agreed to live in harino*
ny with the Greeks.
1 he inhabitants of this island, compose^
af Greeks and Turks, familiarize together
more than in any other part of the world—
they even intermairy frequently, notwith
standing the laws of Mahon.et punish by
death, their woman who have had connexion
with Christians.
Since the surrender of Napoli de Romania,
the Greeks have established the seat of their
government in that city.
Lord North, or Clifford, arrived at Zante
the 25th Jan. 1823. and sent a person to th»
opposite coast to Messolongi, in order to
make an offer to the Prince Morrocordato
of the loan of two and a half millions of dol
lars at the rale »f 4 percent per annu »•—

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