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truth, I'ae more mclnedto zee your p Ml.,
Ussis, vor I'm told they be mainihand.cmeJ
and a wounded many oem. u . vc> ,"„ re !
my daughters f savs Lord D. do.
• plied the miller. Mv Lord, wdh S " I
dulge the rustic humourist, ordered them
be called, l'he servant had whispered the i
oddity of the visitant : and the ladies ente -
cd the room with high expectations ot ù \- 1
version. The miller surveyed each with an I
attention that excited their curiosity ; and I
CSSfetM- w. a. if pull, by «
laugnauic, in „ iv the
cident, at the youngest, saying, l nat is inc I
lass for me." After which, witlrmany .a
^Thîs'scene afforded matter of conversation
amongst the ladies.—1 he youngest, who
J'tofthe *^ironical congratulations of lier
s'surs wUh r gr^'^ humour, and my
Lord sometimes joined in then nurth. A lout
a month after, the servant ot the Earl of,
L. presented his Lords compliments, and
intention of waiting on him that morning.
As Lord D. had held no1 I
this nobleman, he was rather surprised at,
the message but returned a polite aiiswer- ; ;
telling his daughters that as it would he !
near the dinner hour before the Earl would
take his leave, if they coule provide a gen
teel entertainment lie should press his stay,
The ladies replied, they would do their best;
and towards noon, the Earl, with a splendid
equipage, but a small retinue, arrived. He
accented with apparent pleasure. Lord D's.
invitation to dinner; and during the repast,
seldom withdrew his eyes from the lovely
Sophia, the youngest of the ladies. After
to you, I should esteem
happy to gamthe heart ot Miss Sophu .she
has beauty without seeming conscious ot it .
but that is the least of her charms, since, it
I am not deceived, her heart is a stranger to ,
pride and coquetry. I know the education <
you have given your daughters to be such j
as will render tliem rational companions to ,
men. who have a higher relish for setiment
al pleasures, than those that are in this age ,
fiursued with avidity bv the young ot both
sexes, and of every rank. Have 1 your con- ;
sent to render myself agreeable to that ami- :
able ladv ?" ' j
A proposal of this kind, from a person of ;
e Eirl's character, rank and fortune,
could not fail to be highly pleasing to Lord
D who replied, " I am truly sensible of the
honour due me bv such a proposal, and flat-.
ter mvself tint vour honour is not deceived
m Hit oplnùii }m f ,.m mv d»a S Mvv;
. k Vr^:^aÄ*SsSS?Ä
injury my fortune suffered by so long absent
lng myself from my native country, makes |
it impossible to give them portions equal |
to their birth, lo supply tins deficiency, j
I have endeavoured to qualify them for be-1
ing useful members of society, and to instil |
into their minds a relish for true domestic |
happiness, rather than a taste tor the splen- j
dor of high life." " I applaud the method |
you have taken for the real happiness of
your family, (returned the Earl,) and since
your Lordship has stated no objection to mv
proposal, 1 must beg leave tobe introduced
to vour daughter as aman who has the
highest sense of her merit, and who wish
es to contribute to her happiness by every
means in his power."
Lord D. then conducted the Earl into the
apartment where the ladies were ; and intro
. ducing him so Sophia, informed her of his
generous intentions. The lovely girl had
during dinner, surveyed him very atten
tivelv, thought his person graceful, and his
manners engaging, but had not the least
suspicion of tlie motives ot his visit. I lis
Imp itience to see again the object of his at
Sections, made him renew his visit as soon
as possible, and he had the pleasure to find
liis suit accepted.
poloeies for his boldness, he
an air less rustical than that with which he
After the necessary preliminaries were
settl'd, the Earl pressed Sophia to fix an or
early day for the completion of his happiness, ris
The evening before that fixed for tving the
indissoluble knot, as they were sitting in the
Lord D's. library, the conversation happen
inatn turn on poetry, the Metamorphoses of
O- i'l were mentioned. "V .11 see there, I he
(s ivs the E-irl, addressing himself to So- ;
p'lia,) the amazing power of love!" "Were
I to believe all tlie poets sav, (replied the !
vounglady blushing,) I should believe that
passion to have had more influence over the j to
great personages of antiquity, than it Inis ,
on tlie present race of either sex. Nav, !
they tell us that the Thunderer himself con- | a
descended to assume a mortal form the
Sake of visiting a favourite female. Heroes
have submitted to the ha fit of peasants : and
-." Du not confine all these transforma
tions to past ages, (said the Earl, interrup
ting her;) for to my knowledge, the blind
urchin very lately reduced a peer of this
realm to a dusty mi.1er, and he would have
gla Uy continued in that humble state, had
there been
hand and heart of the most amiable of her
Observing them to look surprised—the
Earl continued: "Extraordinary as the step
I took to discover whether the character
my Sophia' bore for affability and sweet
ness of temper was a just one, you must give
me leave to assure you, that my passion was
not of the romantic cast. Certain that wc
ot ter means of obtaining the
discern more of the real temper of persons
of condition by their behaviour towards
their inferiors than to those of an equal
lank. I hit on that expedtent to select from
a family, whose principles I esteemed, the
woman I ( designed should share my life and
Sophias looks spoke her feelings; the
Earl led her to the altar the following morn
ing, and Lord I), had not only the satisfac
tion to see his youngest daughter so happily
and advantageously disposed of, but in a
very short time bestowed the other four on
men of rank and merit. His son, when ar
rived to maturity answered the expecta
tions formed of him in his youth; and the
close of his life might justly be pronounced
Urowere the Sculptor .-^-The following
letter was received from that eccentric ge
nius, Browere, who, it seems, is in Virginia,
pursuing his successful method of taking
plaster easts:
* MON riCELLO, Oct. 18, 1825.
"You will perceive by this, that I have
been 'successful again.' The venerable
Thomas Jefferson has submitted to my or
deal: the effect lias been—a perfect bust, j
Having, a f'w days p-evious, taken a most j
exquisite bust of James Madison, he kindly '
„resented me with a letter of introduction
Vf,. Jefferson expressing therein his sat
„ ot be un
interesting to know, that 1 had previously
re-1° take 'a mask only of the phil
os( ,. )her and sage ot Monticcllo, owing to
1 ^ und the usual infirmi
h.« ^vei y ^^adv anceu age, une fi ttal by a
' . t ' e narticular subject,
propel a tnrp to take a full bust I did so,
I might venture t removing
and succeeded .but just as
01» "•». *"""f " j"l. by * "u
troubled me with their exclamations auu
uouuicu " . , , mwress
The y (l old "-'stood it
coidd not oi together overcome the ^ensàtïoii
„uu i'. ve me alone to mvown ..per
ations and spoke rather pereniptorily-a.id
all was as i^STwÄÄ
am it in p they delight to
vvi h a fat. simile ot the man they leiig
honoui. j* « r not S1V
I should do wrong to my,Klf did I not sax
I ï^tô^îS» t?e oifl ^ntlem»„*s ears a little,
had to pUU tne om geniie
; Wes, .ppM to ge^he va hal1 ^ "V
! "^.'u^tfi-dandi mv that 1 have
''''^M lehMnresemed me w th an
succeeded, lie has PM ' ^ ' ^cuted
original cas. ot Oui. La bavette executed
by Haudon. m France, which, w «en .gets
to New \ ovk, will snostanti.it the «.licet
ness of the one 1 lately took rom the per
son of the General. Let Amkieman, I" i
American, dare to repeat h.s assc. tun.s.ile
predating my plan, when he finds Ji ffeison,
Madison, Clay, Porter, Brown, ftc. have not
\\ny\VINF. I
. •* * . , • t ; • „ i
i ne as.iing on o . «i , ^ '
report 'hat the l .^ b. lu tgai e 1 a y » •
.utei hiv^n^ bun ou .1 tc v la .... , .
dtscovered to have eight feet water her
hold, lemarks |
U tthout protending tn ''C >" ter tirquam- ,
ted with the art of snip budding than oth ,
ers, we nevertheless v entitle to asseit, *"}'";who
our knowledge of t ic co.iracters of our N a
val Officers generally, and particul .rly that
of the Commander ot the Brandt-wine, that
the tumour as stated cannot be true. I he j
pumps on board nil our ships ol war are
régula- |y sounded ever y hour, and so-ne- i ;''
times, during a heavy wind, or gale, evrn/
half hour-, n >w. we are confident that Capt
Morris is too good a seaman and too care
ful ..(!,» high vvp.,U,jm. lo v ,,-gl„,v;l
ttollmvs that ttic tight tut uattt in litt
hold" must have accumulated wU/tm
hour witch, could only have Happened by l.
such i , fiouun^ in ot w itci tlnou^h V L I
sides, as would have rendered utterly
effectual the aid of "all hands to save her j
from goinç down betöre the second hour |
had elapsed. A^ain, it is st ited, that "the
oakum had washed out." Ilo-e was it wash !
ed out? The ship is co/ifirrrd a foot above ;
the deep water line: coul 1 the oakum.haw
been "washed out" through the eofxfvr ? It j
is stated, too, th it "so unseaworthy was this]
vessel found, that a consultation was held, j
whether it was or was not prudent to pro- 1
ceed on the voyage." A consultation with :
whom? Are not the Captains of our Navy
competent to decide whether their ships arc '
sea-worthy; and did it ever occur that u ! J
Commander asked the advice ot his officers j
whether to proceed on his voy »ge or not? j
The discovery of the leak is said to haw ,
been made when sue had been out a tew
days at sea." After she had been 16 dayv ,
at sea, and had performed two*thirds of.her |
voyage, Captain Morris wrote ton frien 1 1;
in this city, (ieneral La Fayette .wrote to
Mr. Duponceuu, and Mr. Somerville wrote|
to his friend Mr. Ilehb. In neither of tues 1 - ;
letters L there a single word about le nk,,
or any other disaster. \\ ould Captain Mor- j
ris have been so negligent of his duty as to |
have omitted to report so important a fact to i
the Secretary? Would he hive thrown a- 1
way "thirty tUousand weight oi amnmui-j
tion" without saying a worm to explain why ;
I he had wasted so much public pmperty# '
; Would La Fayette and Mr. Somerville have i
been silent on u matter of such interest to !
! then-friends, and to the country? j
These reflections are such .is must oerm
j to every person. But, independent of the nr- :
, gument to be drawn from the »Hence ofthe ,
! letters to which we have referred, there ib |
| a direct contradiction of it in the b-tter of
Captain Morns to the occretan ot tlu* Na- |
vv, which says, in so many words, that they 1
had "progressed thus far, vjUhoutamj ,,ca- j
dent "—to wit: to the 25th, of September, I
and when the voyage was more than tvjo
third * completed. We have taken the
trouble to make these remarks in the hope
they may relieve any anxiety which the
parents and friends of the numerous officers
on board the Brandywine might have felt
from yielding ton easy a faith to a most un
founded story. The following is the letter
of Captain Morris:

"Frigate I)rniuli/irinc f Sept
Lut. 47°, Long. 2
« I avail myself of an opportunity by a
vessel bound to Philadelphia, to inform you
have progressed thus fur without
anv accident, and that the General and the
officers and Crew, generally, are in good
health. We have generally been favoured
with fair winds, hut as they were strong,
accompanied with heavy sea, and the Ship
very deep, we have had a rather wet and
uiKomfintable j.assage, though the General
has suffered much less from sea sickness
than he anticipated. The Ship appears to
sail well, but wc have not had sufficient op
pnrtunity to ascertain her various good qua!
a -
on Jmericnn Literature, such as it is, begins
to he better understood than formerly in
t England. Many of our poptd'ir works arc
now reprinted and circulated in that cotin
try. Mr. John Miller, publisher and book
seller in New* Bridge street, London, has
recently brought out English editions ot the
'Pilot,'''Redwood,* 'Lionel Lincoln,' 'Poin
sett's Mexico,*'John Bull in America.*'Per
rival's Poc.nV and that interesting little
tale the'Travellers,' by the author of Red
wood. These, we understand, have all met
with success as to be satisfactory to the pub
Usher. Mr. Miller deserves tbe com men
dation of our countrymen for the strong in
teresthe has taken in making our literature
j known to the British public. Ile has es
j tabiished a library which lie calls the 'A
' merican Library,'and in which he cndcav
ours to collect all the valuable American
publications of the day, and such books of
anterior date as he can obtain. It will be
doing a service to the literature .of the cmin
try, if authors am pub Ushers will keep this
institution in mind, and send new works t'
Mr. Miller, to be deposited m his libiar),
aml open t0 t l,e inspection of reading per
sons in London. The merits of many per
! formances will thus become known there,
which may be thought adapted to publica
count rv. but which might other
: d " l'*"' 1
The Etmcohal Convention recently held
lit.the city of New^^k is ^id to have been
- ever convened^? tlîis'' country. It was visit
! Brownell, of Connecticut. The number ot
! clergy who were present as ^embers or v.s
the most interesting un i affecting incident,
of tlle convention, was the meeting between
ftishon Hobart and his clergy, and the lay
»shop noun Und , r suc] \
circumstances of deep interest and feeling,
the Bishop delivered an address to the coil
Untion. which was heard with great and
lively attention. A committee, consisting
of the Rev. Dr. Reed, the Rev. Dr. H. U.
Omlerdnnk. the Rev. Dr. Wainwright,
, Esq . j „ m -s F. „mot, Esqv.
, * Ç d ))u . was oiut
, * ' résolutions re-, mm -
<<i to'tv *■ « (L . ltl( , t ,, e rc ' n '.u
; reported were adopti d by the cull
j ^"V^^Vbu.tu -'li ,s-.-.ninrr voice. The ad
| t-eailutions extm-ss an ardent and
| ■ ' , , 'j ,, ,tvu.tis„i on the
and Lsib.e appela
' " " C
m'iiee Tele^nmh. !
*' ' ' 1 r rii |
«'.VI A., 1 1.01 1 I. A I ... i -v.U H.
0| , Wednesday last, at twelve munîtes past t
UvllU „ ,j.v, •„ dii.WVinrm M,
tended to cany llo gnu du hugest ship built
here.) was lauuelied it tins Uook-yard, in tlie
presence of an unni. a.e concourse oi s|>cctat.,rs
saw the stupendous hahiic majesticallj
glide into that clem, a in winch site was destin
ed tin,oat, m tue ;>. it xtnesso. combined supe
nor skill an I scien-.-i. It is with the deepest
soi row uc stats, that « n etuis event was pass
»n ml*\v o tns ( ' * .** ' J i e ^
;'' 1 '"V 'e^r moKlu.-.- thL
m.igr tirent a speci.cu nuis- eve pi mic m
.M 6 ' Ö "ir wav h!'t eLhi l„ P a mure
«• s "'j" sU, b 11 'private
wt . nt ol f ,| lu .j,,,. Our renders perhaps,
|are not gc-m-rally av.aiv,'l,,l mar the gates'of
l. vt „. „tu, in th. Dockyard, and connected
I therewith hv iron stancheoiLs is t.irovvn a b^bt
in-1or brow of l«mr planks width, for the jçon* i
om | convenience of paMsin^ to ami fro, and short
eIl j n , r \\ lc distance to various parts of the yard. '
|„ t | K . î! ,| l oi*t passage from the entrance of the
Dock-yard to the slip on
; charlotte was builMir* three of these liridgi-s, I
|each about 70 feet long. Connected with the |
j first hrnlge, is a capaejus ha »in, into wliicii it
was intended the I'rmx-ss C.iarlotte, on being
j launched should he HotUe.l,preparatory to being
1 taken into what is call ni the angular «I n k, to
: he coppered. An increased quantity ot
> , , - ,
' ,lL J ,0,|P °! *7 '
! J 1 ' ?u., i| K . u.t. in i , ., ro i l ,
j ^ ..Vt* ted hv tlie umiion l-V*-»t un om tl»«*
j * •: ! 'm. !o
^ ,| (K |- wa ; iilkil *n a ti'-men Ions rush of u a
, Wy ba>in, cany.ngaio!»;;- in itsrosistiess :
| conJ1< ... s in iVa^uienis, hrid v rails, !
1; . V ork.s\:iges,ttùd .til tlu pa'ssengvrs on the bridge',
- !,»••• sueii only us v..rc within a few i' * •
(J j extremities. many persons wi
; UA d»c b ri«1;ce, and thus were suddenly precip- 1
hat»*d into rl.e dock i.-» not known: it is hoped the ;
j nimber did not exrci.d i ). The terrific rush of
| water towards the bridge and dock-head, throw- j
i in# up the hnilies <>f tlie unfortunate sullcrcis,
1 iuu ruf ngltd with all tlu* d-stmetive mass ofa-;».
gitated fragments, to a height of several S
; aW the na.somy work, te.ul its revulsion tf >
' aaitls the basin, «a, a »1g.1t so di-eailfulhr appal-1
i h"n ll'; 11 ahmist every spectator shrinks fiotn the 1
! ,;lsk "* mumtcly descr.lnng it. We have Itow-j
j evu-pi-evatk-il on one intelligent gel.tic-man of {
j 1 "' P 1 "' ''""'jS'™ 1 " 1'" , s, 1 1, ' vc -''|
: •' * , .' ar ' ls c ! lllL ' s f?' >1 -1
, i
| VV . 1S -> > s-.r-U of tin- bii-ii..* wlicn ; !
,„. aPt \' u sa ' ca .n,'aml b..,k,-l towards tlie bridge,
| - t | |J|( j ^ le , tiriinct . )t , UJ i nve rtccl arch, ailu l
1 ,i; s ii„ c tl y saw sevend m-nams run off at both
j el| u _, s | 1(mM , hink t ,, m 20 .
'inch the Princ
•at er
ha.lbi-cn let into tl
u for the purpose.
t i
In a mo
ment a dreadful crack was heard, and another
scream from the persons precipitated into the
water; at the same
water issued intothe
ml a tremendous rush of
mich was impelled
with a rapidity not to D conceived of but by
those who saw i<, fouling a stupendous
■t\ t
hearing on its surface mtny ofthe struggling suf
ferers, mingled with laige tragi
timber, all which was dihhcd with inconceivable
fury against the further end ofthe dock, and which
fmin its impetuosity, aijaiit resounded in a curl
*nts of broke
ing wave whose height vas at least 10 or
1 fee ,
about the level ofthe Mini, carrying in the tre
foils conflit * the bodies of the sufferers,
I^Se pieces nftimln r, cloaks, hats, and clothes
!>» »'•« Ä'T P, via '." ,s ; l l^ m rusl ' c '
„ ^surfu J' l.v 'iw",«'oldtv^^'oh''"™.
ü L ^
|„ )M er ; und a nmmenn.-v stupor took possession
I „fthe mind, which wasaflccted hv the convie
; tioll t!lilt tUe imlurtllnit( . v ; ct i m »*„,„ 8t in that
!-„.slant have been dasl.ed to inevitable death
against tlu: stone work ofthe basin.
to j The silence was Imt for a moment; for imme
j diatcly afterwards appeared in different parts of
the basin the bubies of the sufl'erers, sonic in the
agonies of death, others in a state of insensibility,
and one or two apparently not much injured,
I but still exposed not only to the horrors oftir
in ing, but to those ot coining in contact with tin
v ti
j pieces of shattered timber, which the agitat'd
uproar ot the water was clashing one against the
] J p ons <>" lhe bank stripped off their
coats and hats, and were about to plunge into
re . sc,u ' s,,c 1 : . l f 'f clc n . cur l ( ,c btjnk; but tor some
nnm.tes, until tlie agitated surface ot the water
wa JV et *'.' V(m ' lu ' e . ,e( !" P <:1 et jnadness
• .
est| , ^ KM V m n dark liair and àppà'
reiltly a pt .| issc ., wtlo was uncommni.lv
buovunt . , 3:l id to her, take hold of that piee'e
„f timber, and it will save your life. She heard
mPi and clasped in her hand a mere chp.
Some one threw an umbrella to lier, but she was
too fargoneto reach it. I rushed to the other
eml of the basin, and urged a boat to conic, (they
wanted no persuasion;) as it passed the wharf I
jumped into it, and pointed out the spot where
1 had one moment before, left this female. She
but we bad the satisfaction to save an
its lifted ashore-, and again we
, t m the work of mercy—The female
^ ^ , think fVoln ti .e bounce of her
c)othca> „„d was rescued by tbe intrepidity ol
, individuals, whose names deserve to here
ctmU! a amongst the most valuable ...embei-s of
soc j e ty s one was a Lieutenant in the navy, and
the other a young man in coloured clothes, who
{ , uvc ascertained is a tailor of the name of Sea
' ovc ._The I.ie,.tenant, (Punie,) with a cool
'—W.llfhml v. ill. u lira,
• *
grasp, and it seemed extremely doubtfulwlicth
foA longtime, vvhen Seagro,. jiin^Uido the
h^ by ijn^mg^p,. pieçe^i i,n
bel -ami a « .<-re ,,r «W h ' *
nol K „ t . ilf i, st I should'be
^ost deservin',-of praise Two sailors also ex
^V^ui'eiv. sintV.i, workof ï..."v with
. . i.-trônidïtv -md n.rs.v.-r.n-e ' I do
MV 4, for ttt «.i* .momenl 1 I. f, the scene in
scarc |, 0 f drairs. or a net hut the s'ores were all ;
,Uoln at ihe launch, i
, all( , it vv ", s time before any thing of the !
; kind could b-proeured. They were at length
obtained, and every exertion hicl. could be ,
m , de, was n,,de to recover the bodies of the
5l ,„Vre- rs — T, the bitte, -m.-vs of mv mind, I then
wen, wit', f. .-.rand tr, of,ling in se-areh of my own !
family, eight of whom Iliad reason to believe I
mint have been near the spot at the moment of!
the disaster, and one of who-,, had crossed the
bridge a minute before. It wu, near three ([liar- •
ter, of an boor before t found tlu-m; and never
^».1 .^et the *^,hat hour.»
j «« ES
Lvsti-out, Oct. 18, 1325.
! In ourlast paper wc jrnve some account of the
| lute distressing fires in I'mlerickton, and other
|)hr , s ,hc frovinre of New-limnswick. I.ust j
t . vt . n ; n ^ received an extra sheet from the
(-„.„ u-r office, in st. ..oho,, which furnishes the
f 0 || n wi»g additional particulars ot a scene ol
d cv; ,station and horror which beggars all descrip
tion .
It appears that ni'oety-f/g/d hnildiiigs instead
()f ai x ty-cight, as stated in our last paper, were
,ie»troyo«l at rredcrirkton. Tito loss sustained
js ca t c „| at e<l to exceed #120,000. No human
}' lvf . s were lost there, vet several horses and
cattle were burnt in t^ie stables.
, '•«v.-niorofNew-Bismswi.-k has given to
tll0 snflerers at I rederickton U-W from lus
M .josty's dus.u.I revenue, and t.'b trom lus own
purse, and the people of St. Johns have
O J» W-ply. rfrf«
IK . 0 ol,-in Cii-it'iam Mir-miiclii and other i.hces
j iyi ,
ändwc tnVs, lhe Amt-ricï /.copie
U1 n j,. ss mimlfui :»t this time of tlieii*
i sufierinir neiifhixmrs th:
( ,,. ( .. ls i on w j u . n
' appeal to their <:
| ^
j )llr J iet | {l p | ;( .(
, mi] y
- vet ® :nwwn * * ,K ' r >f Abrams, liilmour,
lu is, upon whom chief dependence for
. . , . f
a- ls t* ,e deslrnct on, that b
: J, 0 .' 1 NV( - h:iV .
! t ,an 0,, r * ,un, 'ied hotisel s-. hem
•' ,, PP 0Si: '^'there is not Icms l ban oO
* • b SKl those wiio are at 1 ulusnactack and t.iose
; » » - .
of j' l , , „ ,
j s ^ a ^ ( p,w r ft * ' i ' " S< ' ,s 1,1
; , u ,
ofa-;». , , » " vt ' • *' J
S beasts from the woods'are seen «had noon tic
>- shore, nn,l llmomnds /hi, arc floating about.
^ .
1 1( | , (() esc . l|)( . ,i lt . q. uncs 1 • y •
they were
occurrence made an
erous and humane feelings.
u former
'V ,
West Settlement,
in river, destroy-!
g on
are yet
"Chatham, Oct. 10, 1825
1 "On Friday last, a most dreadful fire broke
I out in the

on the Vorth West Branch,
heavy gale from 1 he N
the N
m both sides the it
.* towns of N
h more thar
that side of the i
11 destroy.
...tie and Douglass,
n'v houses st andin
The hack sittler
v (
I—those at Hartilmgue and
Vappan, and many
•ottages between Nelson and
ithain. In short, the whole mischief is not
a. pi.
• I, :
and so com
»r miles the very
m Chatham, not less
and it is
at Nelson,
t i
who rein:
: ruins of their dwelling*
m amoi
at Nap pan. We
clothing; and to ;
are in want ofboth food and
dd to the distress,
î arc in
iffiome desperate wretches
The lives that are lost it is as yet im
{ ..riiis description, wliicli is f.i-f.-ombeing n
vercliai-ged, will, I bopp, in.luce the inhabitants
of St.Jolms to subscribe for our inmiHi-itc relief
i 'hern is not less in the whole than 1500 ,0-,^
! 111 " allt °f shelter, food and rlotliing. The fire
M.V", 11 over»., extent of 100 miles in length, and
Extract ,f
x oth er hitter fn
the settlement at Mi
"On Frid
visitation hefi 1 Miramichi.
smoke spread every where ar
knew proceeded from tl
the 7tli inst., a most calamitous
On that day a dense
ml us, which we
woods being on fire;
until about 8o clock at night, when the wind sud
denly shifting, we appr*hend« «l no danger
then the scene became horrific—volumes of
our hea Is, and brands and
were (lying in all directi
property greatly in.
s of wind hurling
s, and filling' the
with smoke.
smoke rolled
large pieces of (ii
and the difficulty
creased by the tremendous
dense elomls of (laming p u
ith ashes, or nearly blinding
is obliged to seek for safety in the
best way they could, and the calling fin- chil
dren and relatives was truly heart-rending. The
darkness, hurricane, and ocras on «1 showers of
(ire, rendered it extremely difficult to
and some of the ships be
them a very «lange
were conv
floats, and others ventured
'•ng on (ire, reu lered
refuge—most families
d across the river in boats
single logs.—
'Phe settlement at the court house anti down,
wards for ten miles, is entirely consumed,
gather with the stores ofthe principal mer
chants; also, all the Part. bogue settlement,
the S. West branch the
greater part ofthe
buildings, crops and cattle are burnt; also, on
the North 'Vest branch all the meadows, 5DO
tons of hay, and all th • buildings thereon—
a great number of families perished in
and every hour brings tlie most appalling
counts of tin* extensive
the flames,
: i ' ' -
and general devasta
tion; the inhabitants ate to subsist is un
" Three vessels
ere burnt to tlie keel load
ing in the river opposite to 'lie premises of
(iilmmir, Rankin Sc Co.—the Concur I, of Whit
by, the Jane of Alloa, and the Canada: and a ves
a ' 0c '' s » building by William Abrams
Spain, in its plenlitudc of wealth and power,
and thirst for colonial possessions, (says the Mir
mingham, Eng. Journal, ofthe 25th nil.,) ought
to meet the proposition of Rover, the President
ot St. Domingo; that chief, we are told, is en
deavoring to play a new game; having Ijmie/ii
from France, the independence of the countrv,
of which its people were already in full and
disturbed possession, he is now making offers to
Spain, to .'tell that part of the island, the possession
of which she once enjoyed. The *a/e, if accom
plished, would be at least as good a joke as the
Foiriirn and Domestic Gleanings ■
r0ltl b n an ° ^ o megtlc ule iituil ^' ■
r , , , , , * H
^ l °t t tlle I
13th uIt * ®. t ,i. Montrea, » I the *1° T- s John * I
™'> «• Wi«.M »■ ogham, (of I h.ladelph.a) w M ■
«* retmud . I
virdict ot one tliousand dollars damages fertile H
. . .... II
Hcv. Mr Greene pre.ched a charity sern,o,, s! |
M. Primisf., the Danish Minister, has arrival I
Washington ami has taken lodging, at tbe I
Wc'lÄd that the operation of f.itho* I
,n . v > or the cutting for the stone in the bladder, I
Permed in Plymouth Penn, on Monday ■
the 10th ult. bv ^r. Atkins, of Kingston, in pres H
once of most of the Physicians of the cointv ■
The child was onljr three year, old .and the stone ■
; measured 1 inch in length, ami j of anmcliiii ■
i The child is recovering fast. HT
! \ B^ntleman lately arrived at tbe city of New ■
t/o.yv anrf !m knur* from I'M ■
, I h,s journey may be made ,n fived",/,a»,Uwd K F
rc K" , .» r " K ' s s, 1 e:l , m b " a,s 1 »H
st W;s- If any man had suggested the possibility
! <' f wenty years ago, he would have been
I rc ff" r dcd a candidate for some hospital for the in |
sa, 'v
'"<«*<• »«-«•». of Plnms.cad township
• comnotted to the ja.l of l)o> lestow n, (I enn )
f»» ■ riday evening lust, on the charge ofmimlet
S' dm fire Änd S,
, hat she died iii about two hours. He was corn
mi trd to iuil the same pvenimr.
Ha>l Ilnad» _The citizens of Ohio are about to
j introduce rail roads into tl-.at state. In aGolitm
|,us inner, notice is jriven of an annlication to
Z n^t • enem? As^uUy. p^vin^ C a rad
r0 ad mav he constructed to commence at the
h.;,,! 0 f the Columbus feeder, and to pass thro'
the counties of Delaware, Marion, Crawford, Sen
cea and Samluskv. to t lie ISaiidnsk v llav.
Wo understand that the estate'known by the
name of tin- old 'lulls Head, in the Kowci-v. was
sold one dav last week for #105,000. Th.:rc
are sixteen lots, eight fronting on tlu-llowery and
eifçht on Klizabeth street, each 25 by 100. ft
was purchased, it is said, by u company of gentle
nl cn, for the purpose of erecting a splendid The
alle thereon with an entrance from each street
A'. T. Patriot.
M„/v M* Ming . ,m ...
*crcd a bullet, closely embedded in the wood, I
eight or nine inches from the outside. The mim- L
her of grains between the bark and where the
bullet lay was 127. Particular care was taken
to lind truces of its entrance, but none were dis
coveted. The wood around it was perfectly
Mr. .Tames Corse of Kent County Md. was un
atelv thrown from his sulkey on Saturdaj
Just, near Chestertown, and killed. As the velii
going very rapidly,
, j struck a gate-post, which precipitated him on
j his breast on the ground,
The trial of Elisha Sharpe, (who
months ago committed to jail in Georgetown,
i Delaware, for the murder of his wife and child,)
ated on the 11 limit. The jury brought ic
a verdict ni'guitfi/.
The Schenectady Cabinet savs, that last Mon
day night a passenger on hoard
bouts, accidentally fell intothe canal about 7 miles
from that city; the captain jumped into the canal
to his assistance and both were unfortunatilv
drowned. The captain belonged to Montgomery
i nty, and lias left a large family.
>V-.v/ nf f r ucnination .—When a person has been
vaccinated on one arm, the Surgeon should vac
cinate the othe r arm, with matter taken from
t he first. If the first vaccination has been per
feet, tin-pustules on both arms will grow to ï
heal at precisely the same time; and if this doc.
, the system has not been prop
; erly affected, and the vaccination ought to here
peated. This simple test, first brought into no
ticc by Dr. 1 truce, of Edinburgh, ought nevef to
he neglected.
cle w
* of the wheels
•as some
of the lire
not take pi;
Washington papers state that the sloop el
war lately launched at Charlestown, Massaclm
setts, was not built after cither a French or F.n£
fish model, as stated on the authority of a Nos
ton paper, but is exclusively of American origin
•e informed hv the Pendleton, S. C
T,that the Vice President of the United
States had left that place for Dis plantation
heville District, on the 27th lilt. : ami that k
would remain at the latter place until hcshoul-'.
proceed to Washington, which would he about
the middle of the present month.
It is stated in the National Gazette, that tl c
debt of five of the mercantile houses which ha- e
recently failed in New-York; were estimated :.t
million and a half of dtdlars, and that the a
vuiluhle funds would not exceed seven hundred
and fifty thousand.
Great Trott' ag .—The Worcester Spy states
that a voting horse, belonging to A. Willard of
that town, trotted eight miles, by measure, in
30 m nutes and 15 seconds, with apparent case,
shewing no indications of fatigue when she came
On the favorite horse Clear'dinri, which was
r m at the last Donras in England, hots to the
amount of one million dering were depend* iw.
New York has not yet overtaken the English sp it I
of wager.
Preparations are making to despatch a vessc
from Boston,for the American colony in Afr'ca.
It is proposed to carry farmers, ai titans, me
chnnics and teachers. t
Canals. —I'here are 103 canals in Great Tirit*
fin : the total extent of them 2632J miles; thirty
millions sterling is the valuation of the cost, ln
the various canals there are forty-eight sub term
ne *us passages, forty of which have an extent
of thirty-two miles. None of these works, inv
portant as they are, were projected prior to
A Liverpool paper mentions that American I
hills drawn on that place fora million of chd'ats
lia 1 been returned under protest in one vess*■!. |
The Hartford Mirror,
ed hv the fail
iy s, that the panic cat':
of the Eagle lktnk lias been
Rival >n that city, that several market-men have
refused to take American half and quarter del
lan, because they were stamped with an EagH
The amount of duties which accrued ut the
Custom-House of the port of New-York from the I
1st January to the 30th June last, was, 1st quar
ter 53,635,925 50; 2d quarter, £4,584,134 42;
making for the half year, $8,184,059 92.
The amount of duties arising on foreign mcr
chandize, in Boston, during the first nine months
of this year, is 9400,000 more than the com*:
ponding months of the last year. '1 he number
of vessels that arrived from foreign ports, during
the first nine months of the last year, w
and this year 507. 'Phis shews an increase i
commerce creditable to tbe enterprise oi
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