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iJYV DELAWARE REGISTER.
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Published, every Thursday by ] VILLI AM A. AIK KD K NHA LI, , No. 81, Market-st. (three doors above the
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No. 5.
OCTOBER 27,1325.
OL. III.
T urithep snd f-ule
T4 \bare•
Oblivion's (ill-!- and silent shade |
VciFdthc^wcetriwe^hat fhmrish'd there,
I'veseen like tliis forgotten How'r
''l'hHfoî-in of beauty fiuleand Su
fnall its dazzling, boundless, pow'r,
Alas! I've seen the phantom die.
Wc see Life, like this lovely rose,
illoom tor a while, then pass away;
Auen it comes anon it goes,
X.ike bubbles of the foaming spray.
And Youth is like the ruse's bloom, i
Swift passing as the whirlwind's breath; !
A thing to (iff the loathsome tomb,
And show the mighty pow'r of Death.
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From thr Albany Microscope.
Till: LAST ItOSR.
I sav/ a rose—.t was the last,
That bloom'll upon the parent stem;
Tlie time ot'flow'rs, ah! now had past,
And none was left but this sweet gern;
Its lovely sisters all had died—
The tender fU»'vret r . all had gone—
Hut it was vounjc, and in its pride;
. *' the svith'rer, quite unknown.
No storm had touch'd it—and away
Did Zephyr, with his silken wing 1 ,
Drive tlie too warm oppressing 1 ray
it Hing.
Mil l evening's bright and balmy tear,
Tlut dropt upon its blushing breast,
Seem'd loath to quit its lovely bier,
And close, and closer to it prest.
That Phoebus, else, would
Thc following Tide is a versification of an an
cdote which had been a thousand times related
f one of the most facetious wags that overtook
eliglit in Hoaxing. M—— M
f Boston, and many of liis mischievous frolics
re still fresh in tlie memory of his cotempora
nietrical story of one of his midnight
u-e assured from good authority, was !
»ritten a few days ago at Harvard College, and
-ecited by the author at one of the public cxlti
titions of the senior class.
\v;i*4 a native
Tfci
r
Acw England Galaxy.
A TALE.
Amon" 1 tin* wicked crow,
W here lawless capers blight
The face of Nature,
There are few
Who make it still their pleasure and delight,
To worry and torment a fellow creature.
Now such an one
Was M*** M*»\
A favored votary of fun,
Call'd by his comrades 'Witty Jacky.*
He us'd to say, 'the love of evil
Was for our happiness implanted in us;
And that in truth he .qriulg'M the d—1
The privileges of plaguing sinners.'
Now beasts of prey,
(So learn'd people say)
Avoid the light:
Just so our wight
Kept hatching mischief all the day
To perpetrate at night.
And once, when winter did its very best
To give mankind a shiver,
And sent that coldest of cold wind, north-west,
To make all quiver:
The mercury might stand below
(Some nine or ten degrees or so)
The zero.
Muffled with cap and fear-nought warm,
That laugh'd the angry blast to scorn,
Forth rush'd our hero,
And careful sought,(the night, was pitchy dark)
The house of one John Nutt,
The butt,
On whom this son of mischief set his mark.
With thundering racket;
He wak'd the man, who hurried on his jacket
And op'd the casement,
And stared (*twas very natural) with great
amazement;
*S\r,' quoth the fellow, 'can you tell
In which house Mr. John Nutt does dwell 1 '
'My name is Nutt,* the man replied—
'Indeed,* the other cried—
'John Nutt's the man 1 mean;*
'Well my name's John:
So if you've any thing to say
l beg you would without delay,
tio on.'
'Sir,' said the rogue» with tone and phiz demure
'I would'nt keep you waiting, but"
*Tis of importance that l should be sure
That you arc certainly John Nutt.'
'Zounds,* quoth the man, 'what do you mean . 1
I tell you once again,
My names are Nutt and John,
And both together make John Nutt,
Which man
1 am;
Hut if this window isn't quickly shut,
l sha'n't be long:*
'Well then»*—return'd the other, very slow—
'Since it is so
l'll tell you what's the matter.
You may conclude *tis nothing light
That sends me here on such u night,
With such a clatter,
Ho rudely to attack you:
So, if your name is certainly John Kult ,
Why then i\ie d—1 crack youl* - *
A WORD FOR THE LADIES.
NEW SERMONS TO OLD TEXTS,
r Whosofinding a IVfefindeth a good thing."
I I would not ba.uncoiu-teous, but this text
Appears foil of truth—full of wit, and full of
satire. Methinks I see Solomon, not ar-1
rayed in his royal robes, sitting on his ivory
throne, guarded by three lions of exquisite
sculpture, giving audience to princes, or re
cciving the" august, the charming, and the
curious Queen of Sheba_nor in the more ea
sy costume of luxurious repose, his soul at
timed to love, and his heart intent on plea
sure, which he wore when he repaired to
the delightful bowers of indolence and ease,
where he met the beauteous damsel who
sung to him, "I am the rose of Sharon and
theliiv of the valley;" but I see him, sitting
in his study slipshod' his night cap pulled
over one ear his kei n eve glancing with
thought a liaifsunnressed smile plaving up
on lus I in
" Whoso finding "—This is a word preg
nant with meaning—Finding—as if it wer«
a thing not to be obtained by diligence—and
.o be ff lined bv a wise exercise of our far.
„Itics—it U not he who "chooseth " as if
the unrterst'itidimr had anv tiling to do with
it hut be rn-iketli it-i mere matter of chance
nf fmriiiip- \ wife" Women were nient'
of finding- \ wlc. ' » we e pant
dant*"a'nd'a thousand willing yesses, srlorthi"
from the clotis to the ilmt ils 'waited im* ii
chance to ! the^ weicome nncstbn
hnt a Qmue of voir evovlwing gad- i
lut a u ifi, mme ot y oui es lim. -'"K foi 1
dors abroad: none of four high top nota that,
expend all their husband s earumgs.on their |
hacks; none of your sly, smiling, simpering j
backbit -rs who can '„ha or »nt away a j
neighbour' reputation with more I; kc,s,,re
thanshe sweeps down cobwebs, but one o. ,
your neat, kind, affectionate home bodies,
whnsecs that every thmg is done in season
and well, who keeps her childi en clean and .
f w >'. '»><1 tenches th -m. tro the least to the
| largest, to behave wit. 1 modesty ami pi opt i
TuVc^ri^mmir^n^'whü:
wlth mtellectual lmpioumuit, an l while
sl 'e makes home, by her neatness and good
nature, a place whet e bet husb-md od g us
Jo sit; «»J» hcrjrtf. ^ s .f'Vo r he'r ebilcbe^
aml , ln ;Lm i a 'ite companion for her spouse.
She is not merely a woman bound teaman,
but a a „d whosoever finds such an one
Lert .ink-fimlpt'i a vend thine
i : 'n () v U t|,v Slow who sleeps
! = »' e " tkl ' n t f, , autumn morninis !
t 1 . 5 , , . ' t , .. t.,, , '
F I Î? . ,, ,,,1 ., rl „ n.M-othv 1 ^ do ;
with his hands. .1) .othy, Dmotlii. do
CrSrÄs? savssiss;
than your duty," Wliat then; shall we nev-|
er marry lest we find a woman only and ,
not a wife? Not so, but permit an old friend j
1. Observe that the girl be neat in her
dress and person. A slaternlv maid, de
pend on it, will make a sluttish wife.
2. Mark that she be affection ate and obe
dient to lier p .rents, and that she treat el
derly persons with respect. A i-irl who
neglects the wishes of her parents, and is
,..y.. to venerable mre will neglect you
whenever selfish motives nviv prompt liow
whuiev ei seih n . V I I •
Thisis laudable; bùt'wlien fondness Joj ^
4. An ignorant wife will neCLSs.ni!> '>c
seit- willed, or stupid; and however heauti
fui, will soon cease to interest. Look, there
fnre, not tor beauty, but for correct prmci-1
pics aiid.an amiable disposition: these, com
Lined with industry , ml intelligence, will
wear we'.l, aiul love will ßrow as the fresh
is one that hangs in the balance with di-■
vers opinions, v, hereof no one has sufficient
influence to determine him. He is a man,
guiltier of credulity than lie pretends to be;
for it is out of the fulness of bis belief that
he believes nothing—Each religion frightens
him from its contrary; but none persuades
him to itself. He would be wholly a Chris
tian, but that he is partly a deist ; and who!
ly a deist, but that he is partly a Christian:
and a perfect atheist, but that he cannot :tc
count for a seiics of infinities, lie finds
reason in all opinioas, but truth in none; in
deed, the least reason perplexes him, and
the best will not satisfy him. lie finds
doubts and scruples better than resolves
them; and is always too hard for himself.
His learning is too much for his brain, and
his judgment too little for his learning, and
his over-weaning opinion of both spoils all.
lie uses occasionally the religion of his coun
trv, because it is next him, yet tie sees no
why he may not take another; but he
chooses this, not as a better, but because
there is nota pin to choose. It was his mis
chance to be a scholar, for it only coufottnds
aiul perplexes him. He argues much in
geocral upon the uncertainty of our opinions
and the possibility of erring deters him from
searching for tlie truth. He is troubled
with the opinion that particular religions
arc naturalized in different countries; that
protestanism should be born in England * 1
Holland, and popery in Spain and Portugal,
aml the worship of Mahomet in Asia. His
principles and opinions at-p as unsteady as a
wcathercock, and are invariably governed.
not by tlie strongest, but the last arguments,
Godwin, Paine, and De Voluey, by turns,
lead, or rather mislead him; and as these
redoubted champions of immutable truth
ly individually, but collectively, differ
in opinion from each other; he is, by turns,
a disciple of the three. He has a small por
tion of all religions, and you may sooner
iiick out of him a part of many varieties,
' In fine, his whole life is
!
'
. 1
SEHIcmS RTSFLlSaTICOTrS.
A SCEPTIC IN RELIGION,
reason
not
of
than one whole,
a question, and his salvation a greater,
which death only concludes, and then he : -
resvilvetl.
THE CONDUCT 0£ LIFE. it
ShaUespear, combined, perhaps, more
than any man that ever lived, a thorough
knowledge of the world, with a great poet
ical genius Many passages from his works
may be cited to verify this opinion—but the
extract which follows is sufficient poot of
the assertion. This quotation from Hamlet,
might be written in the pocket-book of ev-j
ery young man, just entering the world, and I
be occasionally referred to, with advantage,
There is no condition of life to which the j
counsel will not apply, and almost every i
person may be confidently appealed to, in j
some one instance or another, for its just- i
ness and truth. It is the advice of a father
to a son setting out on his travels:
"Hive thv thoughts no tongue,
Nor any unpvoportiimcd thought his act. |
He thou familiar, Imt by no means vulgar.
rhe friends tliou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel,
But do »t dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each netv-liatciiM, unfledged comrade. i
Beur.re of entrance to a quarrel: being in,
t!l .. may beware of time.
r,lve every man thine ear, 1ml few thy voice:
* each man's censure, but reserve thy judg- ]
, , ,
No ' t , lltr " (on-mvor nor a lenh-rbe,
loan oit loses but li itself und inend,
All(l | J01 ,- m ving ,b,lU the edge of husbandly.
^ abov.- all—to tlmie owni seit be true,
j And it must follow, as the night the day,
j T l.ou C!uul not then be false to any other man.«
_
THE BURIAL OF THF. \Of:NO.
T |, er e was an open grave-aud many an eye
look'd dawn upon it. Slow the sable hearse
WovM as if rcluc.im.ly it bore
The young, unwearied form to that cold couch ;
"'"Ä
-f Iteic seem d a s.ulucssin tlic Immiu air,
Lifting the long grass nun those verdant mounds
Whtic slui.ibu mui i i * j
Ofyoung. fair females with their brows of bloom. !
And shining tresses. Arm and arm they came, i
And stood upon the brink of that dark pit, ;
I" pensive beamy, wailing the approach. I
Of their companion, sliejwas wnnt to fly |
-And meet them, as the gay bird meets the i
! «pring- j
Brushing the dew-drop from <!:c morning flow rs;
; And breathing mirth ami gladness. Ame she :
camc i
ar —* » •* 1
sh ltl n sir . , m ,i |
, bhc V""na_ ° ' son owing ,
j Aml tears of those who at her side were nurs'd '
: Arose between them. The paie lover watch'd j
; So close, her journey through the shadowy vale
1 That almost to his heart, the ice of d. alh I
! Enter'd from lier's. There was a linlliant flush !
I Of youth about her-and her kindling eye
1 IW.l such-unearthly light, that hope would
I , hang |
i E v n <m the arclier^'s arrow, wlide it dropp d ;
n eo.p poison. Many a restless night she toil'd |
j For that slight breath which held her from the
^ Uke a snow-wreath, which the sun
breasL ^ ^
| visions of that matron from which hent
| witll n . irsinR tenderness to sooth and bless
! IIe , CRullc dream: an 1 her emaciated hand
In trembrmgpray'r she rais'd—that lie who sav d
j The a tinted mother, would redeem the child.
! the orison lost »-Whence then that peace
j So dove-like, setting o'er a soul tlwt lov'd ,
I With which the allurements of a v.-orki so dear ;
! M ere counted and resign'd? that eloquence j
' So fondly urging- those whose hearts were full
! Of sublunary happiness, to seek
A better portion ' Whence that voice of Joy,
which from the marble lip of life's last strife
Durst forth, to hail her everlasting home ?
(joUl reas'ners! be convinc'd. And when ye
stand
where that fair brow and those unfrosted locks
Return to dust—where the young sleeper waits
The resurrection morn—Oh! lift the heart
t.fpraise of Him, who gave the victory.
| » ■ ■ ; ; - os sa
j THE SETTLER.
' ' ' '
I "Merrily, merrily peals the horn,
"W bile sweet the birds are singing,
"And gai y blooms tlm waving corn,
"And the woodsman sa\e is ring u .
There are two words in our language
] w i,ich serve as finger points to point out
unerringly the road to fortune. Guided by
them no one can ever fail ; with magic pow
er thc y baffle the storms of fortune, and
tuvn back the flood of ill upon its source;
their results are sure, though every thing
,.| s0 j n the world is measurably uncertain;
their reward may be calculated on, while all
j other calculations depend upon vague and
, variable circumstances. Shall I name them?
j t hev should lie taught to lisping children.
Shall 1 comment on them? they should be
practised from vouth to age. Hear it —In
Su*?ri/ and Preseverance combined* is the
f ar famed Philosopher's stone which turns
whacever it touches into gold. It is the ba
s j s of fortune—the pillar of usefulness, and
the key stone of wisdom round which all the
virtues move. . .
The family and relatives of an ancient in
habitant of H. had assembled at his late res
idence, a week after decease, to hear in wh,:it
manner lie willed the disposal of his proper
tv . He had a large aml lucrative farm and
three children grown up to be young men.
The eldest was decreed the estate, and as
was
brothers were left a small legacy each, "a
sum sufficient," said the words of the testa
me nt, "with industry and perseverance to
found a fortune on." "Our father," said
Charles, unmoved when he heard the sum
of his fortune, "leavej us ft valuable portion:
the custom in those days, the two young,
-
it consists only of the best advice but in the \
strongest motives to put that advice in prac
tice."
The brothers had been brought up to the
occupation of cultivators ot the soil, and they
were we]l versed for any other; they there
fore set about preparing to make their en
trance in the world as agriculturalists,
Their plan was soon laid. To procure com
fortable farms in that country, for it was
not fur from Philadelphia, was impossible
without involving themselves in debt—they
resolved to emigrate to the Susquehanna,
choose a situation where their industry
might avail them more, and where their
means would be sufficient to enable them to
make a beginning with perfect safety.—
They chose a spot of ground, after consid
erable research, and settled down in the bo
som of the vast and untrodden forest.
They left the ancient home of their fatb
er, now the rich possession of their elder
brother with cheerfulness. They knew that
all depended upon their individual exertions,
and strong in tlie consciousness of their own
powers they went.
The spot'they chose was one of peculiar
] >? aut\\ It was a lengthened valley déclin
ing tothe river. Around it, on every side,
nature had piled her mountain barriers, as
if to protect the natural foliage of its ver
'^n, sofi and mld gnimleur to the beauty
of the scène. There now to the peal of the
already located hunter answered the axe of
the woo iTmcnandtliesong of the plough
bov? The forest bent benüith their efforts,
• fields of waving grain in a
' aftcM- greeted the vision of the travel
an(l ',f [kd new "(j elig ht to the rural
slj i. n d 0 „,. s 0 f the quiet vale
P Ther7in the bosom of the wide and un
; wilderness with their own per
, . . tenor of their wav. It led
^^.Jendence. Year after yeaV passed
j on an ,i eac u returning spring, saw vegeta- |
! lion springing from newly cultivated fields, j
i l lie scene, indeed, was tai flom
; the influence of fashion, and the haunts of
I pride, but the earth yielded lier luxurious
| treasures in as rich abundance as it did be
i neatli the sunshine of wealth's proud spien
j dour; it was a, ready to make rich its vigi
] ail t husbandmen there, as it was within the
: orbit of the sum of civilization.
i The bold ami enterprising brothers laid
1 Jès» äsk *\*s
settlement, mid ]ieo[>led it m pi occss of time
, with a virtuous and all industrious progeny.
' 1 jj"'' .^"töne a^îcî taùghTto'beVconnmi
j l«ve<l to a more venerable age. And was
when the snows o moi c lan nine v \
I passed upon his head, that lie sat one e\ cn
! mg, m the door of Ins neat cottage, looking
at a little company of Ins great gratl Uh l
dren sporting on the green before his shaded
| door. I lie sun wasret.rmg behmd tfie wes
; tern mountains, and faintly threw Ins last
| beams upon the blue waters of tue silent
viver. The bleating of numerous flocks of
»ÄlÄSS
r t wns on that verv spot
t „ ^ ' m ôrv the house of his
1 « : ^™^'«enfor sev
the recollection of an eider and
-ntyyems, inhabited
? belied brother who had once . habited
, lt * 1 ,l ' lt S rto ' ri .
; ing, and his family scattered to tjic Your
j winds of heaven. '
Ashe gave way to those tender and sad
associations, his brother's qriginal cucum
stances and subsequent life, ranged them
selves in view with his own—and he called
|,; s little family around him, and thus ad
( ],. ess( ,j them :
Listen my children to the voice of age, for
aR( . g; ves experience and experience niaketh
W ; S J_ You are most of you the sous of com
paratively wealthy parents, so was I. But
fortune frowned on me almost as soon as I
had become familiar with her name; she
may frown on you. It is beneath the digni
tv of man to bend under disappointments;
heaven has made ample provision for all.
The world is wide, and furnishes to each
who seek it, a congenial spot. I bent not—
you must not bend. Go and bear with the
remembrance that von must all either build
or su pport the foundation of your happiness
. uu j respectability—depend not on others,
He only is wise who applies himself to gain
j n g an independent livelihood. Go, and in
y 0ur young days provide for old age. Your
time of labor is come—mine is past. I have
f mt »j in mv fife the truth of three maxims
—Jitdustrv 'and Perseverance is the road to
wealth. Dependence on the_ estates of oth
e rs isdangerous, and virtue is theonlyse
CU rity for happiness. Go, and remember
you liad an uncle who began the world rich,
: in d ended it poor, and a grandsire who bc
g:in poor and ended rich; because the former
depended on an inheritance without care or
prudence, the latter pressed all the advun -
trtges of human.economy into his service, and
depended wholly on himself. And he, who
in temporal matters leans on another per
son, leans on a broken reed,
And oft a spear,
On whose sharp point hope bleeds and pease
expires.'
There was a pathos in the old man's tone
and sanction in his history and a commen
tary in his circumstances. They produced
thé wished for effect, and the families of the
Edgars M*e to this day the wealthiest in all
the country they inhabit.
»ass sa/i«
following account of the wisdom of the pop
ulace of San Bias, a small sea port of
Mexico, on the mouth of the Gulf of Call
fornia:
" An amusing instance occurred one day,
that gave us a practical lesson, which we
did not fail to turn to account, ontheneces
sity of attending *• the prejudices of the
populace. An American ship arrived at
San Bias with a cargo for sale. Somediffi
culties at the custom-house prevented her
unloading for a few days : in the mean
while, a few small articles found their way
on shore, and amongst others, several pairs
of shoes, which were exposed in the mur
ket. I'hesc shoes, like many other kinds of
American gcucU, bore the stamp of an ea
gle on the sole. As the Mexicans, about a
month before, had established themselves
*» to *" independant imperial state, of whicfc
the Hagle was the emblem, the ban Blasan
lans sapiently conceived, that the North
Americans, in placing an Eagle on the soles
of their shoes, meant to imply their
contempt of the country bv trampling its m
siguia under foot' Avast commotion was
raised in a few minutes; all business was
put a stop to; the shops and houses were
shut up, and a riot ensued, such as we had
not witnessed before, and such as we had
never expected to witness among a race m
general so' tranquil.
The illustrious Ayuntamiento were speed
ily assembled, and after much grave discus
sion, a despatch was written to the corn
mandant oil this important subject. How
ever ridiculous lie must of course have con
sidered the whole affair, he could not ap
pease the ferment, without directing a com
mission to examine the American ship, and
to inquire into and report upon the matter.
l'he commissioners accordingly went on
board in great state, and when they com
nienced their survey, thev were thunder
struck with the multitude of eagles that ev
| ery where met their eyes. On the guns—
j
g, «rnedta the shore half distract
y the sight of th ei -nnerial bird The
ot the mper at bird
populace were et entnally pacinea, an
der gradually restored ; but the ongmal
impression left by the shoes was never to
tally removed, and the crew of the ship were
ever afterwards viewed with jealousy and
distrust."
or
Presence of mind. —A person well ac-
quainted with anecdotes relating to the Rus-
sian Court, gave me, says M. Dumont,
while I was at Fetersburgh, the following
account of tlie origin of the success of the
High Chancellor Besbnrodko;—Being still
in a subordinate office belonging to tlie chan-
cery, one day, when lie had presented va-
rious ukases to the Empress, (Catharine
second,), he *- -rceived that he hail forgotten
to compose one, that he had been particu-
latly commanded to prepare. His first
alarm beingover, he determined bow to act,
and pretended to read the ukase' in question,
though he held in his hand only a sheet of
blank paper. The Empress was so well
satisfied, with the performance, that she de-
sired to sign it immediately. Tlie discon-
-ted clerk was compelled to acknowledge
his neglect.—The Empress,' less offended
with the imposition than st'-ur.k by the pres
ence of mind which it displayed, forthwith
placed him at the head of the department,
in which before lie had held only .'a subor
dinate situation.
The Emperors of China look no further
for their wives, than among their own sub
jects, and if thev are virtuous and handsqmc,
they have no respect to their birth or for
tune ; so it often happens, that they marry
artificer's daughters. One of them was a
mason's daughter, and always kept a trow
el by her when she was dignified with the
character of Empress; and if at^ any time
the young prince, her soil, carried on too
proudly, she humbled him with the sight of
that instrument, wherewith his grandfather
subsisted himself and family, which would
bring him to reason.. ,
C"!
THE SLAVE TAKER.
AX EXT11.1CT.
" It would be useless, if it were in- my
power, to detail in what manner I became
a professed negro taker. To that infamous
character I sunk at last, and for six years
gained a disgraceful subsistence by traffic in
human flesh. Among other transactions of
that period, the apprehension and taking
away of James, a negro man, belonging to
the estate of Air. R - , of Albemarle, ex
hibits a degree of depravity of whien I was
once incapable, and at the recollection of
Licit mv soul is harrowed up by torments
At the death of Mr. R-,
w
inexpressible.
James passed into the possession
who ill-treated him, and he ran away.
When I fell in with him, he resided on a
small lot in New-Jersey, with Ins wife, a
free woman, whom he had married while
in Virginia, and contrived to bring away
—ith him, and three children, lt was late
after losing some hours on
of those
at night, that ...
foot, mv ill fortune and Ins, led me, like a
prowling fiend, to his but. He ministered to
my necessities, gave me food and his own
bed to fie on, while he .and Ins wile occupi
ed chairs bv the fire ; and in the morning
he walked some miles to put the on my right
W it was in vain that I proffered this pool*
small reward ; he w«uld take no
There was a remarkable scar on the chin
of^y guide which dwelt upon my memory
after 1 had left him. Months had passed
awa y when my eye lit upon an advertise
ment * m an 0 ]d paper, of James' master, of
f e ^j n g a large reward tor his apprehension,
I knew at once!from the description, it was
mv hospitable entertainer of New-Jersey.
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