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VERMONT
P H fflJ'W I X
VOL. V.
BR ATTLEBORO, .Vt.JfJiA.NUAR Y 4, 1839.
NO. 18.
VE RMOJVT PHOENIX.
runusuKD r.vtitv fkidav moknino, by
Will. E. RYTIIER.
Laws of Vermont.
AN ACT. relating' to the Bnnlc of Windsor.
Whereas the corporation known by (he
name of The Prts'uhnt, Direclort and Com
pany of the Bank of Windsor, have become
insolvent, and in consequence of such insol
vency the stockholders tmvelost their capi
tal therefore,
It is hereby enacted by the General As
sembly of the State of Vermont, That the
listers in the several towns in this State,
where any of the said stock in said Bunk
may be owned, nre hereby authorized nnd
empowered, in lieu of the present mode of
assessing said stock nt its actual cash value,
nnd set the same in the lift ol the several
owners thereof, ntten per cent, of its value.
Approved, Nov. 1, 1838.
AN ACT, to facilitate the rendering of
turnpike roads, free roads.
It is hereby enacted by the General As
sembly of the State of Vermont, ns follows:
1. On the application of the agent of anv
tnrnnike comnunv within this State, it shall
be the date ol the tnrnnike insnectors in their
respective counties, to divide such turnpike
into sections, apportioning to each calf, if
there be more than one, an equal part, hav
ing regard to the expense of keeping the
same in repair.
2. It shall be lawful for any town ortowns,
or any company of individuals, to purchase
of said turnpike company the whole or any
portion of such turnpike, to divided, for the
purpose of rendering the same free, and that,
(hereupon, the road, or section of road, so
purchased, shall cease to be corporate prop
erty, and become a town or county road, as
(he case may be.
3. The purchasers aforesaid mav. if nee-
essary to effect the object proposed, demand
nnd receive the legal tolls at the gate or
gates on the road so purchased, until tin
same shall amount to a sum not exceeding
fifty per cent, of such purchase money;
Provided hoircrer, the right of taking tolls
shall not extend beyond the term of five
years from the passage of this act.
Approved, Nov. I, 1838.
AN ACT, to repeal an act providing for
surveyor-general and county surveyors.
It is hereby enacted by the General As
sembly of the Slate of Vermont, as follows :
1. The act entitled "an act directing the
appointment of a surveyor-General and coun
ty surveyors and regulating their office and
duty, is hereby repealed.
2. The present surveyor-general is here'
by directed, within one vear, to deliver to
the Secretary of State, the surveying instru
inents now belonging to the State, to be kept
in the Secretary of Slate's office, for the use
ol the .state.
Approved, Nov. 1, 1838.
AN ACT, relating to retailers of foreign
anddoniesticdistilled spirits.
It is hereby enacted by the General As
sembty oj the Slate oj Vermont, I hat no
county court, or any judge of said court,
shall orant anv license to retail iercisrti or
domestic distilled spirits ; except under the
same restiK'tiotis and limitations ns are by
law provided in the first section of -'an act
directing the mode of obtaining licenses and
regulating Inns and houses ol public enter
tainmerit," passed Nov. 2, 179S.
Approved, Nov. 5, 1838.
AN ACT, relating to thefsale of machinery.
It 15 hereby enacted by the Uencral As-
sembly of the Slate of Vermont, as follbws ?
1. When any machinery used in any lac
tory, shop or mill, be sold or moitgaged tin
purchaser or mortgagee may causo the bill
of sale or mortgage deed conveying such
machinery, to be recorded in the town clerk's
umce of the town in which such factory,
shop or mill shall be situated.
2. Such record shall have the same ef
fect us, if the purchaser or mortgagee had
taken possession ol such machinery, at the
time of making the record.
3. The bill of sale mentioned in the first
section of this act, shall be sealed and wit
nessed by two witnesses, and acknowledged
belore a justice ol the peace, in the same
manner us conveyances of real estate, ure
sealed, witnessed and acknowledged.
Approved, Nov. 5, 1838.
AN ACT. making appropriations for the
supportof Government.
It s hereby enacted by the General As-
sembly ot the State of Vermont, as follows
1. The sum of forty-five thousand dollars
is hereby appropriated, for the purpose' of
paying tho debentures ot the Lieutenant
Governor, tho Senate and the House ol
Representatives, and the contingent' ex pen
eea of the General Assembly, the debenture
of the Auditor of Accounts, such salaries ns
ore provided by law, & such sums as aredt
reeled by special acts of tho Legislature to
be paid Irom tho Treasury.
2. A sum not exceeding forty-eight thou
sand dollars is hereby nppr6printed for Uie
purpose of paying such demands ngainst
the Stale as may be allowed by the Au
ditor of Accounts, nnd such orders as may
be drawn by tpe Supreme and county courts,
una sucn orders as may do arawn uy nil
thority of tho net entitled "an act for regulat
ing and governing the militia of this State,"
approved by the Governor, Nov, 1, 1837.
3. The sum of fivo thousand dollars is
hereby appropriated for the payment 61
claims against the Vermont btato I'rjson,
which sum the Treasurer is authorized and
directed to pay to the order of the Superin
lcnden( of said Prison, to be by said Superin-1
tendent applied in payment ol tho claims!
now outstanding against tno itisop.
Approved, Nor. 5, 1838.
AN ACT, assessing a tax for (he suppor( of
Government
It is herebv enacted bv the General As-
sembly of the Stale of Vermont, Thai (hero Is
assessed a tax ofthree cents on the dollar on
the list of the polls and rateable estate ofthe
inhabitants ol tins btntc, lor tho year one
thousand eight hundred nnd thirty-eight ; to
be paid into tho Treasury by the lirst day ol
June next, in money, certificates, or notes is
sued by the Treasurer of this State, orders
drawn by the Auditor of Accounts against
the Srale, or in orders drawn by or under
tho direction of the Supreme or . County
Courts. Approved, Nov. 5, 1H38.
AN ACT, relating to Banks.
if" tJ hereby enacted by the General As
sembly of the State of Vermont, That when
ever any uauiiing corporation in mis omie
inny desire to close the business of such cor
poration before the time fixed by its charter
lor tho termination of the same, the Gover
nor mav, on application of such corporation,
issue Id's proclamation, fixing and designa
ting some day for the termination of the
same, which day shall be at least six months
after such application, and the' business of
any corporation so applying shall be as ful
ly anu eiiectuauy cioseu nnu lerminateu as
were such charter to expire by its own limi
tation. Provided, the uuvernor shall not
issue such proclamation unless it shall be
made to appear that two-thirds ol the legal
votes of the stockholders shall have been
given in favor of such application.
Provided, that nothing in the provision ol
this act shall be so construed, as to deprive
any stockholders of any rights they might
have, were such corporation to expire by its
own limitations.
Approved, Nov. 5, 1838.
AM ACT, in addition to an act governing
the militia of this State.
is hereby enacted by the General As
sembly of the Slate of Vermont, 1 hut the
several companies heretofore comprising the
first rifle regiment in Franklin county, here'
tofore attached to the third division of the
militia ol this State, arc hereby reinstated
and restored to all the privileges, ns a regi
meut winch said regiment possessed previ
ous to (he revision of the militia law in 1837,
to be altached to the second brigade in
the first division of (he militia oft (his State,
according to the new organization, any law
or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
Provided, said regiment shall not be enti
tled to receive of the Governorithu quota of
arms, or colors, now required by law to
be furnished to each regiment.
Approved, Nov. 5, 1838.
AN ACT, relating to the measure of Salt.
t hereby enacted by the General As
sembly of the Stale of Vermont, That it shall
be the duly of the selectmen ol any town in
this State, on application of seven freeholders,
to appoint one or more measurers ot salt,
who shall bo sworn to the faithful discharge
of his duty, and whose-dutv it shall be, on
the application of anv seller or buyer of any
salt, to measure the same, and who shall re
ceive from the person so applying out-half
cent per bushel by him measured lor any
number of bushels less than five hundred,
utid one-fourth ofn cent per bushel, for all
excess bevond such live hundred bushels.
Approved, Nov. 0, 1838.
AN ACT, in addition to an act, entitled "an
act reducing into one the several nets for
laying out and repairing highways."
It is hereby enacted by the General As
sembly ot the Stale of Vermont, Hint no
person shall be entitled to compensation
irom any town or other corporation for a loss
sustained in consequence of the failure of
any road or bridge, such failure having hap
pened a( the lime mid having been caused
by the passage or attempted passage of a car
ringe bearing a load exceeding, in weight,
ten thousand pounds.
Approved, Nov. 5, 1838.
AN ACT, in addition to an act entitled "an
net for the support of the Gospel," passed
Oct. twenty-sixth, one thousnnd seven
hundred nnd ninety-seven.
is herebv enacted bv the General As
sembty of the State of Vermont, as follows.
I. Whenever any number ol persons shall
associate for the purpose of procuring and
establishing in any town, parish or village
in this State, a suitablo parsonage, the avails
ol which shall be appropriated for the sup
port of public .worship in such town, parish
or village, such association, so lormed, is
made nnd constituted n body corporate and
pontic in deed nnd in nnme, by such name
and style as a majority of the members ol
such association may agree upon, and by
such name may suo nnu be sued, plead and
bu impleaded, .may purchase, hold and con
vey so much personal and real estate ns may
bo necessary to carry into effect (he objects
ui oucn associations, not io exceed uirco thou
sand dollars, and that subject to taxation
may have a common seal, and the same alter
at pleasure, nnd enjoy all tho privileges and
power incident to corporations for tho pur
jiusu ui uiLkiiii yi icmiliuy SIlliaulQ UUII0
ings for the convenience thereof.
2. Each and every corporation, sp formed
shalj hnve lull power to Paiat heir. own by
laws and regulations, sucn asflnppoiiiting
tno timo.nnd place ot noning tneir meetings,
regulatine the mode of electing theiriolTi.
cers, determining the authority nnd duty of
encn ouicer, uiviuing inesiocKui smu corpo
ration into as' many shares ns'lhey may deem
proper, and establish the mode of transfer
ring the same, either by private sale or the
payment of such assessments and taxes rs
may bej.oulered and directed by said cotpo
ratioitJuvhich shares shall be considered as
persbrfitl estate, to till intents and purposes:
and when any share or shares shall bu at
tached on mesne process, ail attested ropy
of such process and the officer's return then
onsljajl be Wjjukohlccr serving the same,
lodged w ith llio 'cTerlP'oT said corporation,
otherwise the writ of attachment shall be
void, and said shares tuny be sold in the
same manner as provided for the sale of any
other personal property, arid the officer serv
ing the execution, by virtue of which such
sale shall be made, shall leave a copy of
said execution, with his return thereon en
dorsed, with the clerk ol said corporation,
within twelve days next after such sale, and
said shares, so sold, as aforesaid, shall, to
all intents and purposes, be vested in the
purchaser.
3. Ilielormor agreement, for conslitu-
ting such association, shall lu as follbws:
" The undersigned inhabitants of
"do hereby voluntarily associate for the pur
pose ot according to the first sec
tion of an art entitled " an act, in .addilion
to an net, for the support of the Gospel."
" passed the day of one thou-
"sandeigh( hundred thirty-eight.
" In witness whereof, we have hereunto"
severally set our hands, Da(ed a(
"(his day of in the vearof
our Lord ." Which said agree
ment, nfter the duo execution thcreol, shall
be fifed in (he office of (he town clerk for
the town where such association shall be
formed, tind who is hereby required duly
anil fully to record tho sntne. and which
shall be, together with the record thereof in
said town clerk's office, sufficient evidence
of said association.
1. Any future Legis'ature mav alter or
amend, modify and repeal this net, at any
time, as the public good may require.
Approved, iov. o, 1838.
AN ACT. autliorizmir the Treasurer to
borrow the sum therein mentioned.
It is hereby enacted by the General As
sembly of the Slate of Vermont, Thnt the
1 reasurer ol this State is authorized to bor
row ii suin no: exceeding thirty thousand
dollars in the whole, for the purpose of de
fraying the expenses of the Government,
and paying appropriations that aieor
may
bo made. Appiovcd. Nov. 5. 1838.
JOINT ItESOLUTIONS.
TEXAS, RIGHT OF PETITION. &c.
Hesolrtd by the Senate and House of
Representatives, That our Senators in Con-
gress be instructed, and our Representatives
be requested to use their utmost efforts to
prevent the annexion of J exns !o the United 1
Stales, nnd to procure the abolition of slave
ry and the slave trade in the District of Co
lumbia and the Territories of the United
States and the slave trade between the sev
eral Stales and Territories of the Union,
Resolved, I hat thendoption. by the louse
of Representatives of the United Slates on
the twenty-first of December last, of the res
olution by which all " petitions, memorials
and papers, touching the abolition of slav
eiy, or the buying, selling, or transfering
"of slaves, in anv State, District or Territo-
" ry oithe United States," were " laid upon
" the tuble, without being debated, printed,
" rend or referred," wns ii daring infringe
ment of the right nfthe people to petition, a
flagrant violation of the constitution of the
United States; ami wo do, in the name ol
the people of Vermont, piotest against the
passage of the fame, or any similar resolu
tion by the present or any future Congress
of the Unitetl States.
Resolved, Thut our Senators in Congress
be instructed, nnd our Representatives re
quested to present the foregoing resolutions
to their respective houses, and use their in
fluence to enrry the snmc into effect.
Resolved, Thnt the Governor be reques
ted to transmit n copy ol the loregoiitg reso
lutions to the President of the United States,
and to each of our Senators and Representa
tives in Congress.
GRANT OF LAND FOR COLLEGES.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives, That the members of Congress
from this State be requested louse their ef
forts to procure from tho U. S. tho grant of
a tract of land for each or the colleges in
this Stale.
THE MILITIA.
Resolved, the Senate concurring herein.
rhnt our Senators in Congress bo tnstiuc
ted nnd our Representatives be requested to
use their influence in obtaining the passage
ut ii inn-iur u iiiuiii iuujuii(ii organization
of the militia of the United States, nnd thnt
provision be made for arming, equipping and
disciplining said niihlin at the expense of
the General Government.
Resolved, Thnt the Secretary of Slate be
requested to furnish each of "our Senators
and Representatives in Congress with a co
pofthe foiegoing resolution.
THANKS TO AMMI B. YOUNG.
Resolved, the Senate concurring herein,
That the thanks of this Legislature bo pre.
sented to Amuli Bi Young, Esq. ns a lesti
moninl of their npprdbation of the taste, abil
ity, fidelity and perseverance, which he has
rnnnifestedln tho design nnd execution of
the new cnpitol of this Slule: which will n
bide ns u lasting monument of the iulents
and taste of Mr Young as an Architect.
Resolved, That the foregoing resolution
be signed by his Excelletlcy the Governor,
countersigned by the Secretary of State; with
the seal of the State, nnd presented to Mr
Young.
REVOLUTIONARY PAY ROLLS.
Resoloed, the House' of Representatives
concurring hei'ein, That t)ie , Treasurer4 be,
tond hd.hereby is authorized to deliver to the
Secretary of State, such pay rolls and paya
ble orders as hiay be in the Treasurer's ufiice,
containing evidence of military services in
Ihe Revolutionary War.
STATE PRISON.
'fsRttolced, the. SfnalQfjfincurriiig herein,
l'mii the SnperinteiidenlonTte State Prison
be utid he hereby is authorized to sell at nuc
tion till such property of (he Stale as may be
on hand ut the Slate Prison and is not wnn-
li'll I'nrtlin nti nf it... Ci, . Trn..:.I.J I...
should be of opinion thnt such sale would be
orthe interest of the State.
, netoivca, the Senate concurring herein,
tl'hnt Robert Pierpoint;of Rutland, Samuel
Adams of Grand Isle, and Allen Wardner
iifWindsor.bc arid (hey are hereby appointed
committee, whose duty it shall be to repair
V) the Stale Prison, on "or before the 25th
lay of September next, to examine jhe silua-
(ion of the Prison buildings, and ascertain
he expediency or necessity of any nltero
ions thereto; and, if found expedient or
necessary, to prepare n pint) or plans of such
'alterations or additions, together with an es
timate of the probable expense of the same.
Also to settle with the Superintendent of the
PnMiii. !iumini imil nnnriiU. th ntnnorit-
remaining on hand, and make report of their
doings at an early day of the next session
of (he Legislature.
Prom Chambers' Edingburgh Journal,
THE DEAD-HOUSE OF PARIS.
La Morgue (or the Dead-House) of Pa
ns, is n retired gloomy building, situ
ated on that part of the left bank ol
the Seine, which lies between the city
quay nnd that of Orlevres. The object
til the establishment, ns its name partly im
plies, is to receive the bodies of all those who
have come to a violent end, by land or wa
ter.and either to retain them till they are
claimed by friends, or to bury them il they
remain unknown. It is strange how the
existence of this building influences the dis
trict in its immediate vicinity. La Morgue
is thecentrepoint of nttraction, the source of
news anil novelty. The neighbors there
talk not of politics or revolutions. "A fine
corpse was that brought in this morning."
"He vns fair, was'nt he?" "-Did you see
the girl to day " "What long black hair
she had 1 It tiatled on tho ground us she
passed on the hurdle I" Such is the gener
al nature of the gossip in the neighborhood
of the Dead House.
I visited La Morgue twice. On the first
occasion, r ranrois, the receiver ol the bo
dies, could not show the establishment to me
in the absence of the recorder, M. Perrin.
These two persons dwell with .Iteir families
in the upper floor ot this house of death,
and have the sole charge of it. Francois,
with whom i became somewhat familiar.
desired me to return nt a certnin time, nnd 'I
should sec tho whole. Accordingly, I went
again to La Morgue.
Ah, you arc there I" said Francois, ii-
sing to receive me, and introducing me to
his wile and another person who was pres
ent. "This is a neighbor," continued Fran
cois, alluding to the Intter individual, "who
comes, out of sheer friendship, (o help me
when I require assistance, and on this morn
ing his services hnve been much required.
Your visit has been timed most luckily, sir.
We have to-day n woman who hanged her
self with her gurters, a man who has been
four hours in the waters, and u third n little
female child, an infant who was suffocated
last night by accident in a stage coach.
They mistook her for a packet, and crushed
her. Poor thing I how lovely she is 1"
"Ah 1" said the wifo of Francois, " per
haps she hada mother, who waited anxious
ly for her return Horn (lie country I By the
bye, Francois, where did you lay her? On
the dissection table ?''
."No no ; why, what use could there be in
opening her? "Who could think of that dear
little child having been poisoned? Go and
look at her; she is as clean as, if she had
come out of n bath. And then tho young
nurse, who" brocght her here in her apron,
wept as if the little one hnd been her own.
She told me thai she hat! been returning
from her native village in Normandy, whith
er she had gone to nurse the child, nnd that
the stage couch, in which she was, was so
full of people that she was compelled to put
her (iille nursling between her knees. She
was then much fatigued, having slept none
for two dnys. When nighl enme, she fell
nsleen. '1 he child slipped from her grnsp ;
she slept still. The child moled, nnd per
hnpscned, but tho rattle of the coach stifled
the sound; and the nurse slept on. In the
morning when she nwoke, she found that
flic had but tho body of her babel" "Is
this all, Francois?" said his wife.
" The rest may be conceived. On reach
ing Paris where the mother lives, the nurse
'durst not go to the hquse, and thus she
thought of bringing the body here for inter
ment, But she would scarcely nar( with
the child. She kissed itscold broV, she
kissed its hands, she kissed its shnuhleis, its
feet, saying nil the while, 'Oh I can it be
truo that she is dead, sir 1' Then she gave
the body to me, took u-back ugairi, shook it,
called it by its nnme, nnd strove with her fin
gers to open its eyes. 'Oh 1 do you know
no wny to open its eyes' for me ? Ah j they
weru such pretty eyes, so round," so blue I
ts eyes! My'glrl hnd blue eyes like het
mother oh, sho Will kill me, that mother I
I will tell her the child died from its teeth
ing; but nil our tillage will.say it is not true..
No, nor I will toll nothing. 1 will go back
to myvilln'gp, and wnit till her parents come
to see (he' child.. Perhnpsidiey may no(
tome for three for six months perhaps
not for a whole year I But oh I I can nev
er go back'to rny village never more, if I
have hot my infant! my . little Leonoro.1'
Here Francois, interrupted his' ncco'unt of
the poor nurse's exclamations to It'll his wife
to note the name 'of LeonorO. ".Reuieniber,
w ife, (o repea( K (o Monsieur Pernn, thnt he
may inscribe it in his register," F
1 rancois
then resumed the nurse s soliloquising.
"Ah, I cannot return to my village in Nor.
mandy, .Every body there was so fond of my,
Leonore. Sugar plums and cakes were
showered upon her. Monsieur the Curate
was distracted nbout, my girl I Oh I sir,
could we not bleed her, nnd bring her bad:?
Or put her feet into warm water Ah, you
know many cases of children being restor
ed don't you now? Ah, you dol No I
Oh, tell me tell me what to do! Her
mother will kill me, yes, certainly she will
kill me I Or if 1 go home to my village,
ihey will stone me they will (iirou dirt up
on tne liken toad I Oh, sir, bring niv Lc
onorc to.ine. nnd I will yes, I I will give
her to you I"
Francois paused, nnd then continued in
his own words. "When it wns nbsolutely
necessary to depart, the nurse ognin kissed
the infant's cheeks, nnd besought leave from
me to take away with her, the cap nnd hum
kerchief thnt were upon it It is not our
custom to permit this, but I alwnys wns too
soft-hen tied. 1 bade her take them, nnd, after
snatching them up, the. poor woman threw
her apron over the babe's features , and inn
out ofthe house." This was nil Francois had
to say about the nurse nnd child, and his
wife summed up by the remark, "You see,
one ought always to take two places in such
a case in a stage coach." This was nil
Madame Francois thought about the matter.
A knock nt the door was now heard, and
Francois, opening it, introduced M. Peri in,
the recorder ol La Morgue, a little old man,
who coughed incessantly. He politely pro
fessed his willingness to show me his extab
lishment. and away we went for that pur
pose. We went up a flight of steps anil, in
doing so, we were obliged to stand by the
wall, in order to allow a bevy of showy,
pretty young girls to pass us. "These are
four of my daughters," said M. Pcrvin, " I
havu eight children. Francois has hnd
four, nnd he has been so fortunate ns to see
them nil mniricd. He is a good lather
Francois." '
So (thought I) twelve childien have been
bom in the Dead-House! Conjugnl and
domestic joys, marriages and babtismsjove,
religion, virtue, uu nine .i jimtu in una iu
neral above, as well as elsewhere. Mean
while we passed through several chambers
"which it is not my purpose to describe, until
we came to the administrative cabinet or
recistry-office of M. Perrin. I asked nnd
rereixetl permission to look over the book
containing the records ol the dead. It wns
in double columns, the one for the known
nnd the other forthe unknown. The num
bers ofthe unknown greatlv predominated
Such entries as these were abundant.
'Brought nt three .in the morning; skull
fractured; unknotc?i. Brought nt midnight;
drowned under the Bridge of Aits; a pack
of cards in the pocket: unknown Child new
ly born, found dead from cold' at the door of
a hotel ; uiiknoun" And so on.
Ah I ' said &l. i'errin to ine, "don t you
find our registers kept very nicely now?.
My hand does tremble a little, but you mny
see that it is yet a firm hand-writing for my
age. I have cultivated n flowing dash with
some success. I here is a capitul M now.
neatly tinned, is it not?"
Good, simple man I Proud only of the
turn of a capital letter, whilst heedless of
the fact, that very letter wns the commence
inent of a prince's name, of a name inscribed
upon un Italian coinage. How came the
name of a piincc into the pages of a dead-
house register? I remember the occasion,
-though I know not the cause. One night
when a proud mansion was lighted , up in
Paris, when its magnihcent halls were
cruuded with the gay and fashionable, nil
thinking only of life and its enjoyments,
domestic, with a haggard look, sushed up to
the mistress of the dwelling, who wns sur
rounded by tho guests entertained by her in
her husband's temporary absence. The la
dy had no sooner listened to her servant
than she flew from tho Assembly. The mu
sic ceased, the dancers stopped, whispers
passed among the crowdt n voice cried " to
La Morgue I" nnd nwny rushed the whole.
some ofthem uncloaked, somuwith their very
heads uncovered, nnd nil in conlusion. A
strange sight it was to see (hat tntely billiaut
throng flying in disorder through the open
streets, in u night of storm nnd darkness,
Thev reached La Morgue one by one; nnd
theie stretched on a table- they beheld the
lord of the mansion' they had left, cold and
jiirii-D9, i uu uuuv ui mu iTriuce'
i:r..t ni... r:i.ri:
ess. 1 lie body ol tho 1'rincc hud
been found in n wqod in the environs ofthe
capital. How ho died was undiscovered.
But, opposite to his name on the register,
there was, as M. Perrin made mo remark,
iho words tcell known,
To return, however, to M. Perrin. From
tho chamber of registry wo Went to another
apartment, that in which the clothes of the
dead were kept. There they hung upon'
the wnl, of nil kinds, forms, and dimensions;
hideously coupled together ; a spnltfcrdash
joined liy a, pin to a sleeve, of a shawl res
ting upop the collar ofa man's coat ; dress
es of gentlemen, ladies, workmen, nnd in
short,' of every class mingled together, nil
dirty nnd defaced, rind exciting the. most
painful impressions in the mind, One could
even mnrk the apron's of workmen still roll
ed up, and showing that death had surpris
ed them at (ho end ofa day's common 'toil,
Francois, who ojlowed'my eyes in Ipok
ing at these objects) ir 'order to observe, the
effect made by them upon n)e,(hero. drew n
profound sigh,- I'What I youthen are inov-,
ed at this sight ?" snldl to him; your con
dition is 'unsutisfuclbry repugnant lo you
iheniritW - ify'
t' Not.prceiselyjhat,' sir,"! replied Franco-
Is. "But you must know, sir, thai hitherto
the clothes of the Unknowns have fallen to
usnAer being exposed lor six months. Wo
then sell them. Now they speak of taking
the clothes ft 6m us J"
Strange callousness of habit I I consoled
Francois by tho assurance thnt neither the
gpyernmept nor the w;orld at large spokV6f
taking awn the perquisite ofthe clothe:
From this ilppartment we now went to thw
room where the bodies nre exposeu ; nnu
here, upon n marble table, ils sole furniture,
I beheld the three bodies spoken of. The
infant which had fallen from the grasp of
its poor nurse, and been suffocated in the
s(agecoach, was beautiful I The other bod
ies were disagreeable objects, and I hur
ried from the sight of (hem.
I said to M. Perrin, when he came to his
register room again, that I feared he must
find his situation tedious in the long nights
ol winter. "No, no" said he, in n lively
tone, "my daughters sing nnd work ; Fran
cois nnd 1 join our wives at n game of pic-
quul. The tnislortune is, thnt our nine
party is olten 'put into disorder, a. kiiock
comes bqlow : we nre obliged to decern!, in
receive nnd undress the new commer, and
to put the case in the register. This dis
turbs our game ; tr Jorget to viaue me
"litityour daughters, nre they periecuy
"Oh I you mistake much, if you imagine
that the common spectacles to be seen hern
distress them nt nlV'snid M. Perrin. "They
pass the night hero with the greatest com
posure nnd cheerfulness. One grows to
anything."
We might well say so. Tne room which
his fa mil v occupied were in the floor imme
diately above that where the bodies were
laid. Nny, the piano of the young ladies
stood directly above the table on which the
unlorlunales were exposeu, belore ueing re
claimed or buried. So much was I struck
with thwwonderful searing ol habit in tins
instance.that I could not help fancying it pos
sible for these girls so futniliar with the
idea of dead bodies, so accustomed to the
domestic spectacle of their existence to for
get themselves on some occasions, and to
nsk strangers whom they visited, just as one
. i I . t
would inquire lor n garden or u Kticnen,
But where do you keep your acau comes
here ?"
I now prepared to leave La Morgue,
After bidding forewell to M. Petrin nnd
Francois, (hev opened the gnte for me..'nnd I
was about to issue, when I was driven back
by an ndvnncing crowd. I hese people
were following or rnther surroundinjru man.
who was wheeling a barrow to the door of
La Mors? tie. As it entered, a track of Wa
ter marked the course of the vehicle. The
cover which wns over the body for Lody it
wns which the bnrrow contained was ta
ken off, and it wos plain tha( (he young
woman who lay there hnd died recently,
from the clasped "hands and compressed lips.
Frqm one of her hands Francois found
some difficulty in withdrawing a kerchief
which she held. He hnd no sooner got it
(han he cried "Good heavens 1 le( me look
nt this woman I"
He gazed for a moment at her. countcn-
nnce, nnd exclaimed "It is she! 1"
"Who 1 what she ?"
"Tho visitor ofthe morning (he Nor
man nurse 1" was the reply of Francois.
I had been affected by the story, and was
more so now, when 1 saw what despair hnd
driven the poor nurse to. Francois said
quietly, "Ah I well, we shall lay her beside
the body ofthe little one."
M. Perriri put on his spectacles, opened
his register, and wrote'with a superb dash,
U.nknowjJ I"
Examination in Grammar, at a Fashion
able Seminary for Young Ladies.
Prny, miss, what part of speechjis the par
son 'of the parish ?
I suppose he is n conjunction, madam.
A conjunction, miss i What kind ol a
conjunction? '
A copulative conjunction,' madam.
Why n copulative conjunction?
Because he 'connects cases and like moods
and tenses,'
How docs he connect 'like cases V
He unites parties, both of whom arc in
love which I take to be, that both are in
the same case.
Very well. How does he connect like
moods?1'
The pnrties to be unitednre, 1 supposr,
both in a mood-to.be married, mud nre thus
in 'like moods.'
But how does he connect 'like tenses?'
If both are desirous, at the time of the
ceremony, of being immediately upitvd, us,
I presume, is always tho case, tl?en both are,
nt (hat time, in the present tense ; end thus
he 'connects in like tenses.?
Does such ti copulative 'conjunction connect-like
genders? . '
No, madam ; that ia hot according to the
rules, of Cupid's grammar. His rule if,
that copulative conjunplions connect unlike
gendefs, or rather, contrary genders;' tift
is masculine and feminine, never the neu
ter. Very well indued, miss ;' your examina
tion does you much credit;' you may pass.
You ure entitled lo tliedegteoof Bachclorsa
ofArts. You shall have a husband when
you are married,
Thank. you madam. Bost. Post.
;Emblcm.: As.tbe snowdrop copies a mid
snpw:nnd sleet, appenripgsthfl herald of
rcjse, bo religion comes ai'nid the bjjght, of af
fliction, to remind u df' ap'eVpetual sum.-.
meK Where the sun never' retires "'behitid (V
wintry clpud. N, OSQbscrvef.
In some part's ofGVrinany a'rVwlemah.
gives, his nArartri "tq" bis intended beforu
morrisgf, and his aftniit,,-' i

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