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Star ofdecending night!'
How lonely is thy beam;
How softly pours thoy silv ty light,
O'er the bright plorios of the west,
As now the sun sunk to his rest,
Sends back his parting stream
Of golden flplendor, like a zone
Of beauty, o'er the horizon!
Star of descending night!'
First of tho sparkling train,
That gems the sky, I hail thy light;
And cs I watch thy peaceful ray,
That eweetly spread o'er fading,
I think and think again,
That thou art Rome frir orb of light,
Where spirits baek ill glory bright.
Star of descending night!'
nft hnst thou met my sraze,
When evening's calm and mellow night
Invited to the secret bower,
Toffcnd with God the tranquil hour,
In ereatful pray'r and praise,
Then tii v Eoft ray eo passing sweet,
lias Learned around my hallowed beat,
And I have loved thee, p tar!
When in night's diadem.
1 was thee lovelier, brighter, far
Than allthettelLte worlds, and thought
Of thatgieatpiar the wise men bought,
And come to Lethleuem,
To view the infant Saviour's face,
The last bright hope, of Adam's race,
.i . 1. - ... 1. C i ... j
mm tie year in wucn cuui uj
Ike Union was settled, and lnj what peo
plethe number of square miles time
uf holding elections ruauicauoii vj
ntm, and number of Representatives
and Electors from each IS tat?.
MAiNK.-Settled 1G30, bv English; 32,-
1)3 square miles, capital Augusta: gen-
pi election second Monday in bepten
ir: Legislature meet first Monday in
lnuury; Voters must reside in the
;ate three months belore any election;
mis Members 7, Electors J),
New Hami'sihre. Settled 1623 by
bush; 95,000 squar miles; capital Gon
ial; General election second Thursday
March; Legislature meet on the f:rt
edensdav in June: Voters require no
lerquulihcation tlianto be twenty-one
ars of ne: sends Members to Con-
'ess 4, Electors 6,
Massachusetts. Settled 1 630. bv
pgiish; 7.500 square miles; captal Ren-
n; uencral election second M.ondav
November: Legislature meet first
Fednesdav in January: Voters one
ars residence in the State, and have
fid the State and County tax, sends
emocrs o Congress 1 0. El pp. tors 1 2.
Vermont. Settled 1749, by English,
200 square miles: canital Montolier:
fneral election first Tuesday Septem-
esisialuro meets second Tuesday
October; Voters to reside in the State
eyear; Sends members to Congress
Sectors C.
wiode Island Settlpd 1 RO.R hv Fnrr.
1369 square miles: caoital Frovi-
senators in Anril. for Upni-esenta.
too A M .1 ' 1 . .
r- i nprii and August; Legislature
ts first VA
ii vumouttjl 111 WHJLCI j
erS must be resident, in' tho Stnte
Pe months, and have a free-hold of
'aoiiars; sends members of Congress
Sectors 4.
CF.cTtcuT.-.Scttled 1633, by Eng-
' S SaiinVA milna. nnnit.ii' TTa r
en; General election first Monday
J" 11, Lefftslntllro mnnlf tncit Wi.l
y ia May; Voters to hold a free-hold
f Per annum, havo.
scribed cath- on,! r n
vs 4 Electors G.
mSL 0RX-:Settlcd 1614, by Du tch ;
CPrecmiles'caPital AlbJny Gen'
l? Section first AT J tvt V i
in October; Voters, to be citizens of the
Stale one year, and worth 50 pounds
proclamation money; sends members of
wuij-it-ss o, ijiectors ,
TkniNsylvanu Settled 1C32, by Eng
lish; 44,000 square miles; capital ilarru
burg; General election second Tuesday
in October j Legislature meet first Tues
in Januaiy; Voters, white, one year in
the State, ten days where voting, and
pay tax assesssd ten days before elect
ion, between 21 and 22 voters without
a tax: sends members of Congress 24,
Electors 26.
Dklawarf.. Settled 1627, by Swedes,
and Fins: 2,100 square miles; capital
Dover; General election second Tuesday
in January; Voters, the same qualifica
tion required as in Pennsylvania; sends
members fo Congress 1, Electors 2.
Maryland. Settled 1634, by English;
14,000 square miles; capital Annapolis;
General election first -Monday in Octo
ber: Legislature meets first Monday in
December; Voters, one year's residence
in the county where be shall ofier to
vote; sends members to Congress C,
Electors C.
Virginia. Settled 1C07, by English;
64,000 square miles; 1 Richmond:
General election in April; Legislature
meets first Monday iaDccember: Voters
free-hold of the value of 25 dollars, or
been a housekeeper one year, or been
assessed; amounts to almost universal
sutl'icge; sends members of Congress
15, Electors 17.
North Carolina. Settle! 1650 by
English; 4C.000 square miles, capital
Raleigh; General election in August;
Legislature meet second Monday in
November; Voters citizen of the State j
one year, may vote for a member of the
House of Commons, but must ownfortv
acres of land to vote for a Senator; sends
members of Congress 9, Electors 1 1.
South Carolina. Settled 1689, bv
English; 24,000 square miles capital
Columbia; General election second Mon
day in October; Legislature meet fourth.
Monday November; A oter, resident of
the State two years, and six months of
the district where voting: sewds mem
bers of Congress 7, Electors 9.
Georoia. Settled. 17 33, by English:
60,000 squa.'e miles; capitol Mil'.edgc-
Gcndnu election first .Yionoav in
October; Legit'ature meet first Monday
in November; V oter, citir.cn of tneState,
and six months residence of county ,
where voting, and have paid all taxes
imposeo upon mm; sendi memuers
day,, t n-fi,rst Monday ia November,
J ) legislature mppt firt Tc,l
kinh'S'5 Voters citizens 21 years of
tdSta?l"?f estate for last year,
imo Sj!ni'oft!fe county for tho last
Dllars. :'.Vu'orearren alrce-holdot 25
iree taxes' and a citizen
1 Elector ' 3TdS mcmbers f Congress
PC8JSE7-Settled ' 1C24, by
h Gen'S Sq,Uare miles 5 capital Tren
ne'al election second Tuesday
second Tuesday
Congress 0, Electors 10
Lot.1 if i an a. Settled 1639, bv
4 3.000 square miles, capital Aew Or
leans; General election first .Monday in
July; Legislature meet first Monday in
January; Voter, to reside one year ia
the. ciunty, tmd paid taxes within the
last six months; sends members of Con
gress 4, Eiectors 6.
Ohio. Settled 17 SO; 39,000 square
miles; capital Columbus,General election
second Tuesday in October; Legislature
meet first monday in December: Voters,
one year's residece in the State; pro
ceeding the election, haveing paid or
been charged with State or county tax;
sends members of Congress 21, Electors
Kentucky. Settled 1775, by Virgin-
ins; 42,000 square miles; capitol r rank-
fort; General election first Monday m
August; Legislature meet first Monday
in November; Voters, two year's in the
State, and and in the county where of
fering to vote, one year preccdeing the
election; sends members of Congress 10,
Electors 12.
Illinois. Sattled 1749, by French:
53,000 square miles; capital Vandalia;
General election first monday in August;
Legislature meet first monday in De
cember; Voter, residence in the State
six months, but can only voto in the
county where he actually resides: sends
members of Congress 7, Electors 9.
Indiana. Settled 1730, by French;
39.000 square miles: capital Indianopol-
is: General election first Monday in Au
gust; Legislature meet first Monday in
C . a it . :j
December: voter, one year s - residence
in the State preceding tho election, en
titles to vote in county of residence;
sends members of Congress 10, Electors
12. ,
Alabama. Settled 1713, by French:
capital Tuscaloosa; General election
first Monday in August; Legislature
meet fourth Monday in October; Voter,
citizen of the Unite'd States, one year in
this.and three monthis residence m the
county where he shall oiler to vote;
sends memDevs oi Ayougrss iieciui- u.
Mississippi. Settled 1776, by French:
i t i -I i
L.ipuui jacivsou; uencrai election in
Nov. Legislature meet first Monday
in January; Voter, citizen of the United
States, and one year's residence in this
State, end in the countv four month?,
arm nave done military duty, or paid
taxes; senas memuers ot Uongrcss 4.
Electors 6.
Missouri. Settled 1763, bv French;
(u,wj square miles; capitol Jeiierson
City; General election first Monday in
August; Legislature meet first Monday
in November; Voter, citizen of the U"
nited States, one year's residence in
this State next preceding the election,
and three months in the county; sends
members of Congress 5. Electors 7.
Tknnksskk. Settled 17G5, by Eng
lish 40.00 squre miles; capital Nashville:
General election first Tuesday in Aug
ust: Legislature meet first Monday in
October; Voter, citizen of the United
States,' and six months in the county
where his vote is offered; sends mem
bers of Cnegress 11 Electors 13.
Florida. For near 200 years under
Spain, was ceded to the United States
in 1019. and the East and West formed
oneTcrritory in 1G22. St. Augustine is
the oldest town in the United States;
Tallahassee is the capital. Pensacola
United States Naval station.
MicmuAX. Settled 1070 by French;
contains 65.000 square miles; Indians
30,000; "capital Detroit; soil rich; iron,
copper and lead mines abound; Voters,
all citizens 21 years o! ago; send 3 mem
bers to Congress, Electors 5.
Arkansas. Settled bv French from
Louisiana, and formed from a nart of
Misscuna in 1819; conlaines 57,000
square miles; admitted in the Union in
1C.3G; capital Little Rock, Voters, all
citizens 21 years of age; sends 1 mem
ber to Congress 1, Electors 3.
Wi sco six. Settled by emigrants from
other principally New England States;
bounded by Lakes Michigan and Supe
rior on the west by Hudson Bay Co.
Territories on tho North, Illinois, on the
South, by Mississippi and Iowa, on the
West; contains 80,000 square miles
capital Madison.
Iowa. Territory lies between Mis
souri mid Mississippi rivers, bounded on
tue Nortn hv iiudson Rav Co. ienito
nes; contains iou.wj .square miles; pur
chased ol sacs and f oxes 1C22
Iowa City.
Indian". or Western Territory ex
tends from the western boundary of Ar
konsas and Missouri to Rod river on the
South, and the Punca raid Platte or
Ncoraskaon the North; roughly estima
ted at about 275,000 square miles. The
Western i . erritory extends to the
Rocky mountains, containe3 340,000
square miies. Co'umbia or Oregon Ter
ritory, claimed by the United States is
about 50 miles long N. and S., 400 to
700 miles broad, and estimated to con
tain 350.000 square miles.
LTwo Senators are sent from each
Slate, in addition to the preceding enu
meration of Members of Congress.
The unknown nation of Central Amer
ica, of which Mr. Stephens received some
intimations during ins lirst visit to me
celebrated ruins of our Continent, is al
so snokf n of by the French traveller
Waldcck. Mr. Norman thus speaks of
the reports concerning it in his racent
work on Youcatan and the ancient
''There is a district of country situa
ted between Guatamala, Yucatan, and
Chiapass, that has never yet been sub
dued, this section is surrounded by
mountains, and is said to be inaccessible,
except by one way, and that not gen
erally known. No one yet, who has
had the boldness to follow the inhabit
ants to their wild retreat, has ever ret
urned to render an account of his Jour
ney. The inhabitants are represented
as speaking the Maya and Tcholc langua
ges, and many of them as conversing
woll in Snanisn. from the latter cir
cumstance, they are enabled to visit the
nearest cities and sed their tobaco, the
principal article they cultivate, and
afterwards return to their retreats. They
are constituted of the Lacandrons and
other savage tribes; are expert warriors,
remarkable, athletic and very cruel.--They
are worshipers of idols, and their
religious ceremonies are said to have
undergone little or r.o change.
Pelenque is in the neighborhoodof this
settlement; and Waldeck, who says he
has convorsed with some of the people,
understood that they had white persons
among them but whether they v stay
voluntarily, or are detained as prisoners,
he has not mentioned. The same na
tion is spoken, of by Mr. Stephens.
Their number is estimated at thirty
thousand; their secluded mode of life
makes jt almost impossible to arrive at
any thing like correct impressions re
specting them. The Indians of Yucatan
and the neighboring province have been
seen in conversation with persons from
this district; they, however, appear to
know as little of the people ot whom I
speak as others. Gould friendly inter
course, by any possibility, be established
with this suprising country, there is
scarcely a doubt that a complete knowl
edge of the former inhabitants" of the im
mense ruins scattered throughout tha
provinces would be revealed. That their
triples and records remain in safetv and .
are capable ot speaking to posterity,
wi"ie can scarcely De a question.
I doubt if the above be a true estimate
of their numbers, since they have been1
enabled to sustain themselves for ages,
(noonekonws how long,) against ene
mies and intestine wars and dissolution.
It would be moro reasonable to suppose ,
mat uiey are tne ontesst i'elasi ot some
nation, and the remnants of
power that once defended those
wasted towns that now lie a huge mass
of scattered ruins. The gat bred frag
ments of Pelcnnue and other eonnnorpd
laces of equal iinportonce, may have
concentrated their broken strength with
in the boundaries of these hi!is,and under
the strong impulse of desperation, they
may have preserved their nationality ia
defiance of. all the force that surrounded
tham. It may well excite universal es
tonishmeut, when the fact becomes
known, that there actually exist within
a territory of five hundred miles, a dis
tinct people that have governed 'them
selves for ages, and that they continue
to do so without assistance or protect
ion. It would be a lesson to mankind
to ascertain how they have managed
their self govenment principles, and how
they preserved their national individual
ity. Three centuries have transpired
since the conquest; and, if neither Yanj
kee nor Irashrann hava found his way a
mong the Lacandrons before thi, it de
serves the careful consideration both of
the psychologist and the statesman.
JJxtract of a L'tf.cr received in Charles
ton fruvi the interior of Georgia, da
ted'tith in t-mt.
'The spring' was never so backward.
Cotton still implanted. No induce
ment to plant iiany of our ablest
farmers have sent their hand.? to dig
ging gold ia the mountains. Many
ran away in perfect defeat and bank
ruptcy. The scowling swoop of the
Sherd's unrelenting grasp is felt in all
quarters of cotton growing regions
Our citizens are flvin for new homes
in the far solitude of the West Cotton
cannot, and will not be made at these
prices. Those already involved can
never pay their liabilitcs by growing it,
but must sink deeper in irredeemable
ruin. Others not involved will certainly
give it up at once, and find other
employment for their hands. , Excuse
these suggestions, as they have been
ccumulating from undoubted sources,
and may be abundantly credited."
Charleston Courier,
Steawboat Disaster. The new ' and
splendid steamboat "Harry of the
Wcsl" collapsed a flue on Wednesday
last, at Rurgct's wood-yard, nearly
opposite Commerce. Eight or ten per
sons were killed, wounded, or missing;
and among the missing was Mr. J. Smith
of Yazoo countv in this State.
We understand the "ilarrv of tho
Wc?t" and the "Grey Eagle" were
racing just before the accident occurred.
If so, the captains both of should be
iroiccuted, with utmost ngonr of the
aw, for thus tampering with the lives
of their passengers. IFernaudo Phenix.
The more I am . acqainted with
igricultural affairs, the better I am
deased with them; inasmuch that I
:an nowhere find so great a satisfaction
as in those innocent and useful puisuits;
in indulging in these 1 am led to reflect
tow much moro delighted to the unde-
auched mind is the task of making
mprovmcnts on tho earth, than all the
vain glory which can be acquired from
ravaging it by the most uninterrupted
career ol conquest

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