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and understood as a child ; but it is time|
to put away childish things," and store,hut
your mind with those principles which
must direct your conduct and fix your>«l
, v , r . , I« • «'of
character. Virtue and happiness are not
attained by chance, or by a cold and Ian- >
guid approbation ; they must be sought
with ardour, attended to with diligence,
and every assistance must be eagerly
braced that may enable you to obtain
ai t* ■ i * , •, , ,
them. Consider, that -ood and evil are
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now before y ou , »hat .1 you do nut hear
t.ly choose and love the one, you must un- .
doubtcdly be the wretched victim of the
other.
The first step must he to awaken your
mind to a sense of the importance of the
task before you. This is no less than to
f Iri mr ,n,„ (V-.ÎI oaf.,re tn tl ,» .le.rree of
urjn«; your nail nature to that iloiriee ol
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Christian perfection, which is to qualify it ,
for immoitaiitv, and without which it is
necessarily incapable of happiness ; for it;
is r. truth never to be forgotten, that God
lms annexed happiness to virtue,ami mis
, , ,, , , .
ery to vice by the unchangeable nature or
things; and that a wicked being, wliile be .
continues such, is under a natural incapu
city of enjoying happiness, even with
concurrence of all those outward circum
stances which in a virtuous mind would
should leel the pleasures ol real piety
+i.*.f , OT11 i thuriif orriririfv I ,
tha prayer and thanksgiving should be
performed, as they too often are, not with
joy, and love, and gratitude; but with cold;"
indifference, melancholy dejection, or se-j„
crct horror!—Let your devotion bo
lamiuaire of fiilal love and uratitude *
de Ü! this kindest rf r i r
nue 10 mis Kinutsi 01 latncis eveiy want
and every wish of your heart s-but sub-1
,mt them all to Ins will, and freely oil, r
him the disposal of yourself, and of all
your affairs. Thank him for his benelils,
and even for his punishments; convinced
tiiat Diese also are benefits, and mercifully
designed for your good. Implore his di- !
roction in all difficulties ; Ins assistance iui
all trials ; his comfort and support in sick
.
nesss or affliction; his restraining grace
in time of prosperity and joy.
Forget not to dedicate yourself to his
. , .....
service every day ; to implore lus lorgiye-L
ness ol your laults, and his protection.cisive
1 run» evil, every night: and this not merc-jthis
ly m formal words, unaccompanied by any
act of the mind, but "in spirit and
truth j" in grateful love and humble ado
ration. Nor let these stated periods of:
worship be your only communication with:
hi.,, ; accustom yourself to think often ol|
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hint, in all jour waking hours * to contem
iilule bin wisdom and power, in the works
of his hands ; to acknowledge his goodness!
in every object of use or of pleasure; toi
delight in giving him praise in your ininostj
lieart in the midst ot every innocent
ificatioii, in the liveliest hour of social en-i
iovment.
True devotion is not a mehncholv sen-l
.- , that di r. s c tl" s • " ,
1 ment, that deposes the spirits, and ex
eludes the ideas ol pleasure, in which
youth-delights: on the contrary, there is
liothiug so friendly tojoy, so productive ol
true pleasure, so peculiarly suited to the
warmth and innocence of a youthful heart.
s,„ . 1 ,. 1 * 1 , j* n , f„,.n
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I '!' ° ' 11 0 cr ,e " s
ft uitsofyosr understanding and aftectionstjearth.
From the Churleston Courier.
THE TRUANT HUSBAND.
Hk comes ncU have watch'd the moon go down,
Hut yet he comes not—once it was not so.
He thinks not how these bitter tears do flow,
Thc while he holds his riot in that town.
Yet he will come, and chide, and I shall weep ;
And he will wake my infant from its bleep,
To blend its feeble wailing with my tears.
0 ! how I love a mother's watch to keep
Over those sleeping eyes, that smile, which cheers
My heart, though sunk in sorrow, fix'd and deep.
1 had a husband once, who lov'd me-now
He ever wears a frown upon his brow,
And feeds his passion on a w'anton's lip,
As bees from laurel flowers a poison sip ;
But yet l cannot hate- Ü ! there were hours,
When 1 could hang forever on his eye,
And time, who stole with silent swiftness by,
Strewed,
1 loved him then—he loved me too—My heart
Still finds its fondnes kindle, if he smile ;
The memory ofour loves will ne'er depart ;
And though he often sting me with a dart.
Vet med and barbed, and waste upon the vile
Caresses which his babe and mine should share;
Though lie should spurn me, I will calmly bear
His madness—and should sickness come and lay
I s paralyzing hand upon him, then
I would with kindness all my wrongs repay, until
'I tie penitent should weep and say,
How injured, and how faithful I had been.
lie hurried on, his path with flowers.
ELEGANT EXTRACTS.
FIRST rRINCTl'LF.S OF RELIGION.
Hitherto vou have " thought as a child,
produce it.
The only sure foundation of human vir
tue is religion, and the foundation and first
principle of religion is the belief of the
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one only God, and ajust sen.se ol Ins at
tributes. To form worthy notions of the.
Su prenne Being, as far as we are capable,
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is essential to true religion and morality
for, as it isour dutv to imitate those qual-i
itios of the Divinity which are imitable 1^=^
us, so is it necessary we should know \vimt/ly
they are, and fatal to mistake them.
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How lamentable it is, that so lew hearts
nsture AND IMPORTANCE OK VIRTUE.
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Virtue is of intrinsic value and g 0011
desert, and of indispensihle obligation ;
not the creature of will, but necessary and
immutable; not lucal or temporary, but of
equal extent and antiquity with the Divine
Mind ; not a mode of sensation, but ever
lastin'*- truth; not dependent on power,
but the guide of all power.
Virtue is the foundation of honour and
esteem, and the source of all beauty, order
and happiness in nature. It is what con
fers value on all tbc other endowments
and qualifies of a reasonable being; to
which they ought to be absolutely subset-
vient, and without which, the more emi
nent they are, the more hideous deformi-the
ties and the greater curses they become,
Many of the endowments and talents
we now possess, and of which we are too
apt to be proud, will cease entirely with
the present state—hut virtue will bn our
ornament and dignity in every future state
to which we may be removed, lfeauty anti
luit will die, learning will vanish away,
am | a || the arts of life be soon forgotten
virtue will remain for ever. This'the
unites us to the whole rational creation,'the
lits us for conversing with any
«'of superior natures, ami lor a place m any
P. (.^ -
> VjrtU( , pr „ curcs us thc | ove ,,f a |j wise
aml „„„j beings, and renders them our
allies and friends. But what is of 1111 - l
cm-speakabiy greater consequence is that il *
make. God our friend, assimilates and
nniti.w (Mir inimU to lits ami t*n«raires our
un, V> t0 oul
ulinmlity power m our defence. n
* o( . a|| ( , a|lks are , )ounil
. V| ',. |ue , l0 k 4 ,, lan ourselves. It has
,|j e samt! authority in all worlds it has in
this. The further any being is advanced
in excellence and perfection, the greater
lu» attachment to it, and the more he.
«»-'« it** influence. It is the law of the
wll,lle Universe—it stands tifst II, the eStl-:
. . *. . .
ination of the Deity; its origin ^ 11 is na
, ure . a|)( | |tis) tbe object which makes
Hun lovely.
Such is the importance of Virtue.
how much consequence is it, therefore, to!
practise it! There is no argument or mo
-live flint- is -i, -ill I'.tt«*il to inllm-nei* a rea- i
wiiich « ol" ,,'ï call us to
. ^ 0 ,!^virtuous rlisimsition «r s "til is
ê . b u t ,| ie „Veatest natural accuni-U
thejj.iishincnt* and ahdities. and of more value
than all the treasures of the world
Price. ,
■t he hostess,
!»«•«•.', or und biiin,; her lips, was about 10 open
, upon tin; u itfortuoate Cle.iicus, fur his blunder iniç
8S> NVl , t . M a „ emb.rrussment, und,
ho, hum top to me, stammered out, How In. kv
™ V'£
Pl i | , bl .| llc/ . d J, par.ic.ilar in tli. se Uii.ips.;-',""
tiielhis well timed rerr.ark soothed the brow of ti.e;
con-sucr.ecdt il io angry
"r ' h,s " h w f ''' ,, !'' lt ' 1 ' «!" " ie *^' u » ,lule
m ins nuuuui'ii darned m a iiiiiuwe.
The a,Ivan,age of solitude for Study,
My garden m at,
H»s e ,.t a seat
!* ÏÏ" s ' Pi
1 read unit write," '
Aml 5i(, " ull *' s 'h® wlsf ' r -
! finer,j. What quantity of blood is con
la,,,c ' 1,1 t,ie ,M,d y ' hirt ^
J',"" 1 " 13 ' °' v 1,1,1 "J Jouesart
there in the human trainer .'ins. I wo
lllIIIllrp ,, alll| ,,,r, y .ci..\n.-< il'dlium's Dre
centor's Assistant.)
,, a 1 ..n't ,1 *•
Dr. Anderson siivs, "T he niatliemati
ian can ,|emot, strate, with the most de
certainty, that no fly can light on
globe which we inhabit, without cool
,/iuwtcn/inj' motion to it ; and lie can
j„'certain, with the most accurate precision
(il ,lp ch,,1,se to , riu ') w . hat must bp thp ex '
«t amount ol the motion so produced."
Kl'IGUA.MS fjiom the m;««,
n . ,. Gam ' v - .
I io tiiis dark ntve three gates pertain,
Hope, Intuniv, and Death, we know:—
'Tis bv tlie first you entrance gain,
u >' tlle iaat l "° al,,1,p - V1,u «"•
. _ .
1 ''^ 0 ,!,°throngTwo"rW nw b!îfely tent I pitch ;
grat-jllelniions, Friends, to me are Insi, m K i,ne!
" hat a//dead ? No! the same, they've all got
r,cl1 ' T,lt1,a '
^! urn i calj 1 *, lates, that thereare thousands
of insects in a crumb of bread. And Ma
, ezieu 8ays , he has seen living animalcule
twenty-seven millions of times smaller
than mites! And, as life and light are cou
comitant ideas, Niewentyt has computed
that, in a second of a minute, there cs
r ; a P PS out ol a burning candle particles of
li"ht ten millions of millions of times more
than the number of the grains of
computed to be contained in the wholejin
and be assured, that the more you increase
in love to him, and delight in his laws,
thc more you will increase in happiness,
in excellence, and honour ; that in propor
tion as you improve in true piety, you will
become dear and amiable to your fellow
creatures,contented and peaceful in your
self, and qualified to enjoy tlie best bles
of this life, as well as to inherit the
sings
glorious promise of immortality ! Mrs*
Chapone•
, .
A little, modest, (limitent clerewnan. who wa<
cliapl.-.itiat('rimsiudqwasiiinmgonciluj-at Mr. H*.
in-.-i client at St. I'ctemburgli, whose laity wn
fast'ulmu.s, tormal, and n «■mniiuiis, m
'jthe arrangement,(dcimlmess, unit eliquette ol her
jjiahh: In endeavouring to help someone to fish
S!,,, « p >'"hisfidgettytreii.i'liiigwayjie actually let
1^=^
'» \viae that sat next to him. \\ orse ! Aml the
VARIETY.
A FllllTCXATE 1 .
'remainder into her plate, and over tier rich dress.
,Horrible! horrible! horrible! It was too much
f, a . \|„. patience of any woman.
as
Calvin-s ftlie reformer) mode of câpres
laivmg^.neieiiMu ; . ,
8,011 was rat A cr coarse. Luther haH, in.
one of hi. writing, called ] ""T c "!Acony
and ealvni, to justify lamsell from suc h
a title, breaks out k our i * . '
is nothing buta btu.k.ng stye 1 of 1 piRV
Oog ! do you understand me ? Ho you un
derstand me, madman r Do you under
stand me, you great east .
Garrick one day dining with a large company,
soon alter dinner left the room, and it was sup-of
posed had left the house! hut one of the tuny
on going into the area to seek him, h »und Mr
Garrick, who had been there for some time,lull)
occupied in amusing a negro boy, who waa a ser
vielt in the family, by mimicking the manner and
ofatuikev-cni k which divertid the hoy to
slicli a degree,ihat be was«„.vulsed with Umh i
ter, and oi'dy able now and then to utter, Ob!
Masser Garrick! you will kill me Masser ( *" r
,,ck -
Ttoynl Decision .The empress Catherine
II. being desirous to choose a wife fur the
Grand Duke, communicated to (lie Prin-|.,
cess of Hesse Darmstadt, her wish to see|
her Highness's three daughters, who were
a || accounted beautiful and accomplished
ivomen. They were accordingly brought
to court, and her Imperial Majesty hap- j
pened to lie at a window of the palace[
when their carriage came up; she saw
young princesses alight, and instantly j
turning to her nobles in wailing, express-!,,.,,,,,
ed her decided choice ol the second, betöre
they could he presented, or had even
reached the presence-chamber. Catherine,<Jo,,loi,'s
was afterwards asked the reason of ihisl
apparently precipitate choice: site replied,,
the oldest is unpolished, the youngest pre-j
cipitate : in fact, in alighting from the car- 1
;'riage, the eldest had made a false step,
youngest jumped at once to the gioum!;
second aione had descended with be- t
o,der]c„ming dignity and grace.
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He?uInvdn -1 here is in many people,
especially m you*h, a strange aversion to
,,, K ula 'j lt J' 5 j 1 desire to delay what ought
l " ' , ." ne tmmet intety, in in "*i o « »
* lllliel l. 111 * ' M ' w l . , , c 1 lul fs 1 Wl . *'
thiin c n m . cdl" Ô
•qup.r.tf limn you cun conceive, ui
t f!ie b ,. t(( , r o| - ,| lis idle procrastinating
n . .. , , „
spirit,, ami to acquire habits of constancy
'h*»' 1 »»»««.* ««» »« tc 111031 u 11,11 "K
matters ; without them there can '»« »»»
11 'J 11 ^ c,,n >ocy o ,u 10 'V 1 1,1
el ' nu . V I 1 * »nçu'c* un v»ui o - 1 11
I011 ^' ^ '' c 1 V* .! a:,,. 1 * 0 .,nd' whirh ^
", * ^ " a vi If ei
,tl ' ,U ? d " 11 U,,l '' r ' StU1 " I
wan s render it more and more difficult to,;
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execu,e: no 0 ' 1P 0,1,1 R 'M' what importa lit',,
con-nM} tie rices may follow a neglect of thi?j
()fk*nd.- Jlrs. L'luipone.
„ Miseries of Unman Life.
c nnver ,i n „ w ; t |', a f r i er „j. especially a! 11
i i n • . J . !ol
7' U,,0 'l T V "' 7 111 ' l ert ' stl "S 3,1 T^^.sou,i
"T' Ca * Pll - v lls, ' ! "" 1 ' !{ observations, ,
V U '. 11 " 8,nn 7 " * rîl î* • Vl ' ' "
' c U» ^ 't î!r'dis c !. o«^ v ou
( , VL . rs u ; ii„ your ears, and even then not
, leal . a , ,e says. '
V, . * , . ,
Meeting a person ,t, the streets who
aims to pass you, at the tune you make a
mot.,,,, I, pass Inin on he same s, le, thu
you both hob and dodge s.multa-ieou-ly
w.th the same motion, several times before
you clear each other
I 0 have your hat taken off your head
by a rude bureau blast and blown through
/ . , . . r . ... it- •.
the muddy street, a fresh putt whisking it
-' . V a 7i
away just at the moment ol -eismg ,t-the,
rude populace all the tunc laugo.ng all,
your nils 01 tun,.
speaking to a person across the street,,
1 . . . 1
who by lus vacant stare, evinces that lie!
takes no notice of you.
Your newspaper thrown in by the car
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111 -''' »•"« instantly snatched up by,, stupid
acquaintance, who fumbles over it lor an
illlv ' 11 ; t lf ,nen ' s t; v,11 ''!
™ 'ITthc iinoortaut crisis o'f ilu'hlic
* f
'* i »» * , » *.,
«7 "T 11 , k " eP W ' '
and listen lor an hour or more to some
s"»!t8 p n«R boaster reciting his exploits
f" 1 ."""' h ' T' eSCa P e , S> at 80a or m tl,P
land service during the last war.
. I ' K ' 11 '"i 8 !" a,l . su ' ns ol ""W fo 1 ' el ' ta ' 11
77 " b '• f',' 1 s 100 mRmorlet ''" 10 ne ' Pr
' °'!\ t tV- 1 ,in t ir,7rt> a^nuse the comnanv and
a | it j| e r " re ,| it t „ yourself, by 'lellin- -,
good story, and being interrupted in the
u ,i,|rl!e of it by some pert jackanapes, tak-.
, 1 , i a „ 1 - ,1 „1
l ' e , | * e ° , t S re ""|' u f t ^ e
, K , ô Î -, !~'.' ire -
1 !' a u ! p v J lht 0,1 'p jo e, am intima
ting it to be an old hackrned sturv. which
every body has heard before. *
, J b . e Sa,,lrda - V , Kv - stat<,s ' t,lat mi r,Uh >
121,1 "' 9t - tlie bodiesota woman and female child
werefoumldrowned in the Schuylkill, near South
f ee V V !' om ' l,e circllms ' 1 " lce «» t;, ' lil ' being
*' iUn<1 W1, h , n a few yards ol each other, there i.
l ' pa8 °" H s "l 1 P ose _ t 11 01 'unate female
t,r ;» wn . e ,* 1 "«f H'nnR at the same time w.th her
selr » he ch,Id was about 4 year, old
A letter from a general officer serving
in the blockade before Barcelona, has the
following paragraph :
of « I am lodged in the house of a Colonel
of Militia, who, on our approach, retired
sanihbehind the lines. His wife is a lieutenant
tlie same regiment, and gives daily
proofs of devotion to the military service.'
was
»"d
M : ss Nancy Wallis, of Fern, Clinton Co. N. y
a short time since, while riding on horseback, in
company with two oilier ladies, by the Imrsc
suddenly starting upon a run, was throw n from
tlie saddle, and in consequence of one fuot re
as brought
upon the ground, in which situation she
dragged a considerable distance, her head
stomach dreadfully mangled, and one arm broken
in two places; she expired almost immediately
She had observed to the persons in company with
her, " That it was necessary to be prepared for
death." "She did nut know but she should be
thrown from tier horse," &c.
inuining in the stirrup, tier bead
From the Baltimore Amerion.
, «-rorrov tviiiavc
M)R1 H WLSI LLN INDIAN. .
ofaMter/romMr.J.Pilcher.jtarl
• //je , v/ , ssm(ri Company,
Mainr II. O 9 Fallon, Indian agent at
Tuncil Bluffs.
Fort "«"very. e
„ Sin.—From the following extract
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a letter rom Mi. G orn. a '^1
tleinan ill the service »1 the Missmut 1 m|
Company, and attached to our Mountain
(lfrs • w j|| see , ba t thev have been de-P
; j* , j t |, e c |,iefs of the expedition,!'
. 1,1 »«,. h-ive linth
(Mr. Immell and Mi* Jones; nave nom
i )ee n slain. The extract from Mr. Kee
m | e . s letter which shows the disposition I 1
am j feeüngjs of the Mnmlans and «ros
ventres, produced by the late success iil,am
uicarees against Gen. Ashley ; and the
wb() | 0 w ;|| j | 1() p Pf tend to show the
ortanC(> of Col. Leavenworth's expedi
t j l)n a „ a i n ,t the Uicarees. If protection
)() the" commerce of the Missouri be the
ob : t , c t ofour government, this would seem I
, 0 ' b( , accepted time; a decisive blow
j s indispensable for the safety of every
wb j te ll)an on the river above the Conn
f j| Bluff's, and even to the troops station
j t; ,| (|iat post. Hut I need nut dwell
tb j s vl |up-ct : you know too well the p
importance of the movement.
'| j, fi following is an extinct from Mi.
letter, dated at
,
mtr! \vl Öre"" nine i'- f 11
h ,
1 Dear . in. It hecomes my unpleasant
duty to inform you ol tne ueteat. <»' ,,u '
lj JI ty, hv flu* Hluckloot m i.uis, a 11 o * ,,e
t * ,rp C"ti3et|tien c es ol the same. j
thÆ'sonri n tl îtinT »It hm, .lj a
tne mnsoiiii tail) in me s piin«,, iimiuu.ii
we that country almost entirely
trapt , mt | )V the Indians, we succeeded.
thu greatest perseveianee, in taking.,
abnut-packs of Heav-r. On the 1 bill p
of May, having readied the uppei I nei i
l"'** ^ V " ,a I"**' * .""
ß t . HVL . r that (juartiT, w« coumienrcd a
n . trofr , a(lü m;irc l for d e Yellow Stone.
reiro^ianc m.irui mi 1L . . . .
0n tU s( . c()n ,| ,|.iy. we fell .n will, a
party of thirty-eight Hlackl.mt Indians.
They came up boldly and smoked and re
inained with us duringlhat night, inaking!|
every prole-sion of tri.-iul-.hip; and in the j
a,t4 * r making tnem piesents of
*V'' T*'** "* a TV «7 T
^ ^l» 1 ' " s UppaifU» ly Wet 1 Silt l-fleil ; Il -a V •
mr p lrtt » tu tn mine »nd i*ki i i'n -
,n £ ,irst 1,1 UWtl U , H f«»»« * TKI tsiao
t p lc mollt |, ( ,|- t j ie Maria river, as they
sa j ( j t |, ev } );i( | been informed was our in
itention. They were in possession of eve
I.'T infiirniatiim in regard to tlie boats he
11 !"." 1 . 11 '? Ul0,,t )' u (. the ,' ellow ''I' 01 ""'/;"' 1
!ol their determiuution to ascend the .Mis
to the Kall-. This information mu.-t
, lnve bp ,. n t |,. ri v e d from the British tra
ders, who have, most prohnbbj, instigated
" um . thi * "Tfn T'' ^ " ,e "'
"® "T T ^^V.^l'i I nitZilhr oor'
' I ? t ut ^ Lou,H -. '' 1 d'd not sutler om
selves, however, to be lulled into false
securitJ by tlieir friendly profes
sj bu( rom ; ie ^. e ,| a direct and pro
. t from ,| le c(m „ tr y, keeping
« # , r , ct (1 ,. v( . ry n|ght> '„j u'd.ig
il||e vi ,n llillc t at Sll times. This
party of thirl v-eight had returned to their
[ 3 { ^ Vflry d()J recruit .
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ed, to tii*. nuinher or between three and
.* , , . . . i. i • . ,i
lour hundred men ; these had intercepted ,
, Yl . ll(PW Stone where they arriv
all, tWl( llavs More U3 _ t | 1BV lay in am
jliush for us on the side of a steep hill, the
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base of winch was washed by the river
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T'* wU \ He '" ,1 1 r r n!V
,:atp wiridl,, ! ! > 11 Hoff.doe r .ice an on,
rocks, trees, u.c. by moans of which they
J { themselves. At this place!
((i(i ine ( typre ()f C0U1 . M> muc ), sca tter»*H ;
fora considerable distance, as two horses
coul<1 ,10t r ds8 1,bl Past ' At T unfortu -
nate moment, and under circumstances
so disadvantagenus, thev rushed upon us
' with their whole force, pouring down Iron,
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'v'i'n' tiie Vngagem",,"" A*conflict
thus unequal could not long he maintained,
The result was the loss of live men kil
led, and four wounded, the entire loss of
a |l um- liorses and equipage, traps, and
l,f " UVK1 '' a,ld evc, '- v t,li . n g* Tlie balance ol
,he P art ,î SUC , Ct ' edei ! PSC! ÿ''!f b >' !" ak '
"l«" TTil TTC . Jf r°M •'"*
mountains on ,|!,. v'ollnw^Stnni.'
below the mountains on tlie y ellow Stone,
Not knowing to what extent the loss ol
the horses, traps, Ike. might affect any fu
ture p| a n of operations I came with alfpns
-,, 1 , . , ,1 t
8,Wc ex P ed,t, °" *° l,US P Uce t0 acf l Uan,t
From the foregoing letter you will per
CB j v( , that the commerce of the Missouri,
nn( J er existing circumstances, however
va | uab | e , is truly precarious. This our
i. MCOnd adventure to the mountains, had
sur p a gg e( ) m y most sanguine expectations;
suc ' cess ha ,| * been complete and my views
fulfilled in every respect. Mr.'immeil
and Mr. Jones had conducted theseexpe
ditinns with the greatest skill and ability,
and proved themselves worthy of my con
fidence. The loss of property is severely
felt. Vet it is little compared to the loss
of those valuable men to whom I stand'A
indebted for the accomplishment of my
'views, In consequence of their late
you with the circumstance. I lelt Mr.|
Keemle and the party near the mouth olj
Pryor's Fork, making skin canoes to bring!
down the fall's hunt. Four of Mr. Hen
ry's men have also been killed near the l
lalls. It appears from information de
rived from the Blackfeet themselves, that
the British have two trading houses in
their country on the American Territory,
and from some Snake Indians we learn
that they have several on the South Fork
of the Columbia.—Something decisive
should be done. Believe me t.) be your
sincere friend.
WE GORDON.
paHnre Inst summer for Coined TH.Ift, J
became necessary for them tn confine du
0|)orations last Kali to the Yellow ston-|
its tributary waters, and winter«.«,
/"mouth of the Big limn. The party nr,.*
<rin:i 11 y consisted of forty-three person«, I
including themselves and'Mossrs. Goriln,'!
and Keemlc, two young gentlemen nttacl 1
e d to .he expedition, .Cud to whom I I
much indebted for their activity in bring.
ina oil'the remainder of the party, and
tbe which had'he..
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p, btion moved to the I Inee lurks earlvH
11 ,I|P S P rin l- r - »be party had been
duced to thirty ; a part ol the men liavu r H
, . .- . J ■ . . . , -H
1,cscrte d Jlmm wintering post at the l,i*B
I 1 lo |n ! with these they'peiu-ti ated the e.oiit,.H
»'7 mentioned inMr.Gordon s letter. {■
iil,am happy to say their deteat is not tn be ^
attributed to negligence mistaken
im-bdence of their own ability, or ot the gi,,,,!
W|| 1 <d die Indians. 1 tree hours more
w° u *d have taken them to the ( row na.
»'tin, where they would have been permet.
I y secure, this tribe, being at war "ii:>nj
the Blackfont, and much attached to )!:*■■
whites. Hut the Is ackfeet had marlH H9
their route, they knew the country tI VH
advantages id the position «elected In
them for the attack; lucre they intercept-i
p d them and awaited tuen- am d "-yfej
thing but defeat cou 1 . Ik* expected un -1er Ijtrl
such circumstances, and it is wo,u|. i n|
how any should escape from suce, an over- HE
whelming force when attacked in such an ^B
11 - av«m «-.«f'le position many ci*' umsta-i.
jc**-* justily the opinions expre-sed in
o„ n |„„>, letter, which I will hereafter re
|h,te ; time will not allow me to d

j Mr. Iveemle arrived at the Mandansdn L
a tVT ^ ^ I'h '?■
();| Yellow Shn:e, ami in a
lh „ e ,, r 10 th of the pr-seat ■
llc CXI „.,. s8e * himself as follows ■
p, mp> B j ri |„. rft t() remark, that ÜeI
p r ,, s ,.„t a |j* a j r with the Uicarees is the
i a ct of dailv conversation with the Gros- 1
ventres ami Manda,. ; and I am of a,, -
n : ,, r , ....... v ,p mar L ^ m idi* hv (v
• ' f,( m
ipnncipi' men of noth nations, that niurh
I,,' Vutur,* welfare anil interest of ner-H
Sims Bn ,,,. r „i i„ the business ef the M'-I'i
. nurj , dopendn iipntdHie course of conduitKi
)||rsU( , ( | towuds that lian-l of savage vil
j iuiis.** In another letter from him on tiinH
j m, instant, he jsivi a me the followi:j; r H
» " A eouncil was held by ti : ff
• N , ] , s 0U the 10th it,St. it, vhich tlirlfl
- , . . ^
-have determined to send for the RiciirptfH
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aUi ^tomlier'wkl^a'uiite variety of * ' ]
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Jewellery ancl Axold Work,
11 ol w hich he will sett at hi« accustmne
j le win p-u-e the hiebest nricés for old »ilver and
de-JgoU, either in c«,h or exchange. Hep. 18—dm
■ir
si. ut
to enter their village, in order to protect■
du'tn (as they say) from the whites. AB
similar proposition was made to the UrocB
ventres by the former nation, but they H
shut their ears against it."
The Aricurees opened a fire upon Ihtfl
men who came express with those letters
and contii
*il it till they bad got beynml
'heir reach, though they did not sucer«/
in hurting either of them. From to(v.
circumstances you may suppose that the
future cnnductand disposition of all those
upper tribes, even the Sioux, depends
much on the steps taken in relation tofl
the Uicarees.
There are many opinions respectingH
the course thc Uicarees will take; m/H
own impressions are, that they will nutH
abandon their own villages, hut await tlicH
arrival of the expedition and give us hnt-H
tie : many things induce a belief that they
will not attempt to go to the Maudlins for
(protection : about twelve days will decide
The expedition left this place early
morning.
I am, dear sir, Ac.
JOSiITA PILCHER.
Agents Jor the W ii.mingtokiav.
St. Georges, • Dr. ,1. Sutton.
New Ark, - - Mr. T. Rcnneson, P. M.
Middletown, - - Mr T. Harvey, 1*. M.
C .nt wi ll's Bridge, C. T.-itm in. R M.
Smyrna, •
Dover, -
Milford, -
Jacob t'ei omgton, I*. M. |
tty, 1\ M.
Samuel Wier, 1'. M.
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Brush and Bellows Manufactory.
f1 K0HUB ;v. METZ respectfully inform« the
VI public that lie has removed to No. 5, High
Street, south side of the Upper Market House,
«' "'Inch place tie keeps a general assortment o!H
l ' l " L ' BI . ,Iiö ..f l '" LLUWS ' in aU their vanpt "'i
the most reasonable terms.
Country merchants and w holesale dealers caiiBfl
be supplied at the shortest notice, and at ttiej
luwest prices.
Sept. 18—tf
GOLD AND SILVER WARE, AND
JEWELLERY,
Of almost every description, Manufactured antIM
sold by
HENRY J. PEPPER,
•Vt his long established stand, No. 60, Market*st
Wilmington, (Del.)
' J. PEPPKH otters Ids sincere thanks to a
generous public for the large share of bu
siness with which he has been favoured, and beg*
leave to remind them that he continues to devote
his time and attention to the above branches; an* 1
bus at all times an assortment of Silver Plate»
Silver Table, Tea, D./ssert and Soup Spoons,
SILVER SPECTACLES, &c.
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