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VOL MI t JAC:KONVILLE, EAN'T FLORIDA, JANUARY s1886. NUM:IIE 6.


0JACKOtyVILLL COURISlgt,
?rTf.SWID OUir A WI K BV
1.. CURRIER & CO.
T%%xs-$4 Or *ar, payable half yearly
in advanee --ingle papers 128 ents.
Adv.rtiom.nts inserted, and contnrcts
made for ye r~y advertising, on reasonable
terms.
All co'la tion by mall may be ad,
dressed tu E.~WILlAM, Editor of tr Cou.
rter,-postas &ll cases, to be pad.
A PARTING SONG.
\W I'Mu. HIsMAsI.
When w41l ye n fd ds

When the last red light, the farewell of dty,
From the rock and the river is passing away,
When the air with a deep'ning hush is fraught
And the heart grows burdened with tender
thought-
Then let it be,!
When will ye think of dhe, kind friends ?
When will ye think of me?-
When the rose of the rich midsummer time
i. filled with the huss of its glorious prime;
When ye gather its bloom, as in bright hours
fled,
From the walks where my footsteps no more
may tread;
Then let it be!


When will ye think of me, sweet friends?
When will ye think of me
When tire sudden tears o'erflow your eye
At the sound-of some olden melody;
When ye hear the voice of a mountain stream,
When ye feel the charm of a poet's dream;
Then let it be!
Thus let my memory be with you friends'!
Thus ever think of.me!
Kindly and gently, but as of one
For whoni 'tis- wqll to be fled and gone;
As of a bird from a chain unbound,
As of a, wanderer whose home is found :
So let it be.
AF*:CTINSCE:E.
It is now between wo and three years
.since a young Engi human, with his sister,
a beautiful and accomplished girl of six-
teen, arrived in this country. Having
business to transact hpre, and thinking thai
a change of climate and sea air might be
beneficial to her health, he brought her
- wiui rmm,UUta 1 iitYlM naIceneirTn tiwer-
tiftil and retired situation, he left her, tc
attend to his business in some other.parl
of the couptiy. -ut I sooA learned thai
this beautifully and interesting female, was
the vict' of that disease which, in hi
desolat.mArcli, sweeps so -many of the
young nt beautiful into the grave. Con.
sumpton had fastened upon her young
a) delicate frapm, and although for .a
tume it appeared to ,.ave been checked, it
suddenly re-appeared with all the symp.
toms of speedy and rapid dissolution. Hei
brother was immeLiately sent for, but the
letters did not reach i him until it was to(
late. I then learned that sh2hbad a love
whose anxiety for -aer healtkhad ducec
liim to leave his Iountry, tq: folow hey
here, and that he was npw actually, on hii
passage. .
Her situation was now truly distr4esig,
her brother absen-, her lover not yet ar
veda stranger in a strange lAnd, tde han
qf death, upon her, and conscious that i
was dealing with her--yet'nevr did a mur
*mur escape her, li. 'I visit her con
.tantly, till I thought her too il to receive
me, wlhen I reluctantly diseqntinued mn
visits.1til informed she expressed regret a
-my absence. i-rimned`atoy catled- to-s
her. She was sitting a chair, her heat
reclining on the backs',th that qnnatura
but beautiful bloom sRq peculiar tqo,tbe dis
eawe. Her eye kindled or a moment as,
entered. '. his is kinP paid she. I ap
preached and took her' 'and, which wa
-already wasted' into th ghastly resem
balance of a skeleton.-- T is is indeed kind
-I feel a stranger in 'yodi beautiful coun
'try, but I 'shall,eson go ome.' I coulh
only reply by, pressing tl, hand I held-
smy heart was too full for u erance. I d
not fear death,' she conifed, 'forI aI
in the hands of that m'rnri 1 Prividenc
who has ever been kind to .1e; butJI fee
that I could meet it with'more composure
under the paternal rqo, amid the friend
of my childhocI Thona' r..a' anIa ,h,


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mountains.' I raCu inold h.'r for pjreAkingi I
so much, fearing itha would exhaust
ber.
Oh no!' she re lied; if ever you are
a itrunger, dying in a strange land, you
will know how 1d lightful it is to think, to
splak of home. onu may have attention
of skilfif physidci and kind friends, but
the heart will year for the tenderness ofu
mother's love; tOW look that booths the
pain that medicine t aonot reach-that arms
the affection of nature against its suffer-
ings. You will deu learn how difltrent
are the attentions we owe to motives of
kindness and duty. frn those which the
heart offi .ad Noi.s After-
-t'Utice contfued, 'Ithis dyingamong
strangers is indeed a hard death. If you
knew how the heart turns from the attend.
tions they ofter, to all which they cannot
bestow--fromi the looks of pity, to the
looks of love that are far away, that have
watch d and wept over our tomb-to feel
the a ny of those, who will watch in pain
for ofr return-to think hdw the eye will
gro dim, and the cheek pale, at*the
tho ght that the conflict is indeed over,
an the child has fallen, unshielded by the
buJkler of a mother's love-to be denied
in death, the kind look of that only love
th Lt was unchanged through life-to feel
the ties of this world draw closer round the
heart, at the moment they are to be sever-
e< forever-imagine all this, and you will
sll have a faint idea of the feelings of a
ing exile.'
SThe next morning I went to visit her.
1 found her still in her chair, but evidently
more weak and exhausted; The bright
kye and unnatural bloornm were still there,
xut her countenance was n',re sunk and
,ollow. She smiled when she saw me
'enter, and motioned me to her; told me in
'a voice much more feeble than I had be-
Afore known, that I had come to bid her
farewell; and pointing to the sea, which
was visible from the window near which
she sat, she added in a half playful man-
ner, 'I shall soon embark; I feel that I
have seen the sun rise for the last time,
and pleased myself with the thought that
it is the same sun that shines at home.: I
sit and watch the waters and the breeze,
and the clouds that come froia thoeast,.as
if they could tell me of England, and those
I love.' 'It seems hard to our weak na-
ture,' she resumed after 1 pause, 'to be
summoned so early to leate this beautiful
world, yet I regret it'more for my friends
than for myself. I desire to feel resigned
to the dealings of Provi ence in all my
r sufferings, and trust I can bay Not my will
-Durinmne ,vto 6e2U iTroni Ten geing
) mn a small packet of lett rs, she added,-
t 'you will deliver this.' Then .drawing
t. me nearer, and lowering her voice,, she
s continued with some hesitation-' There
s, is one to whom my affectons are pledged,
to whom my hUnd should have been given.
- I fear most for him. I pnot know how
. he will receive the tidings of my death.
lie is already on his passage t t ts county
t try, and will soon be he-e. Promise md
- not to. part with this letter but into his
r hands? -One thing nmoe,' she added, and
showed me a small miniature of her lover,
' It was his frst gift,' said she, 'an4 Ipro-
r mised ever, to part wit i it. When I am
I dead, lay it on my heart, and let it be buri-
r ed with me: he will than visit my grave
s when be comes ;, then tell him thatI loved
him.to ,the last. .Promae this.' I prom-
) 18,
- "' It -ip.eougb,' said she: now pfoce me
Sso that Ican see the waters-he will come
t from ,thence-telI hin that all my lasi
- thoughts which were not claimed by Hea;
- ven, were qn-home and him.' In mis sit.
e. nation she expired.
y I have since fully redeemed my pledge
t The portrait of the lover was buried witf
e her. I visited the -grave with hTm, .an~
d delivered the message she had dictated
il But the blow was fatal to one already )a
- boring under feeble health. The cankes
I wora too was in his' heart, and the' love]
Snosy sleeps at the side of his beloved.


takers, who come to dithe point as fast as
possible, and to whom the pungency is
every thing. They generally uw a sharp
and severe snuff, a sort of essence of pim
points Others are all urbanity and 6bl-
ashod demeanor; they value thi styldk as
much as the stheation, and offer the 4,ox
around aitmuch out of dignity as benevo-
lence. Some take eutff irritably, others
bashfully, others in a manner as dry as the
snuff itself, generally with an economy of
the vegetable; others with a luxuriatnce of
gesture, and a laviahf of supply, that
announces a moister article, and sheds its
superfluous honors o, oeckclot and
-"oat. Dr. *Johnson'" was' probably "one
of this kind. He used to take it out of his
waistcoat pocket, instead of a bpx. There
is a species of long-armed snuff lakers, that
perform the operation in a style f potent
and elaborate preparation, ending with a
sudden activity. But smaller and rounder
men sometimes attempt it. lie first puts
his head on one side, then stretches forth
the arm, with pinch in hand; then brings
round his hand, as a snuff taking elephant
might his trunk ; and finally, shake snuff,
head, and'nose together, in a sudden vehe-
mence of convulsion. His eye-brows all
the while are lifted up, as if to make the
more room for the onset; and when e has
ended, he draws himself back to hii per-,
pendicular and generally proclaims the
'victory he has won over the insipidity of
of the precious moment, by a sniff, and a
great "bah !"-[Leigh Hunt's Journal.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. ,**
'


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7e-The House
met pursuant to adjournment; a quorum
being present, the journal of yesterday's
proceedings was read.,
The following Standing Comidttees
were appointed by the President of the.
Legislative Council, to wit:
The Judiciarjy.-Messrs. Smith, Blount,
-Downing, Walker, Putnam, Iraden.
Finance-Messrs. Blount, Bellamy, Fitz-
Ratrick, Love, Mitchell, Wood.
Banks Messrs. Fitzpatrick, Smith,
Blount, Putnam, Mitchell.
PecUtion--Messrs. Love, Hunter, Mc-
Nil, PaiehMacon, Walkt4, -" --
State of the Territoy.-1Messmr. Bellamy,
Fitzpatrick, Putnam, Walke, Downing.
Militia. Messrs. Priht, McKinnon,
Parish, Brown, Holmes.
Agriculture. -Messrs. Mooring, Priest,
McKinnon, Duval, Macon, Edwards, Hig-
ginbotham.
Enrolled Bils.--Messrs. Putnam, Brown,
-Braden, iolmes, Edwards.
Claims. Messrs. Duval, McKinnon,
Hunter, Higgknbotham, Edwards.,
Schools an4CeeUege.--Mears. Downing,
Priest,. Macon, Brown, Duvral.
And on motion of Mr Putnam, fifty
printed copies are ordered.
Mr Holmes gave notice tts he would
on some future day, ask leave 'to introduce
a bill, authorising John O.tSewall, to es-
tablish a ferry across the Chipola river, near
Marianna.
Also a bill tod divorce, Martha Ann Park-
er from her husband .William Parker.
Mr Love gave notice that be will at some
future day, ask leave to introduce a bill, to
amend the Election laws of this Territory.
On motion of Mr Bellamy, Moses Ellis,
door keeper, took the oath officec.
The House then adjourned until to-mor-
row at 12.o'clock..
THURSDAY, JAXtARY 8,-Te House
met pursuant to .adjournm'It, quorum
being present, the 'journal Of yesterday's
proceedings was'read,. .
Mr Putnam gave notice, thaX at some fu-
ture day,'he will ask leave, to introduce a
bill,,to be entitled, an act providing for the
partition of 'real and personal property in
itsV C rtqi qf LIW anequity i this Ter-
ritory., ,
,, so,,il -'to'be entitled Mn act to re-
Sipeal all Laws. rating to the raising and
collecting a 'Territorial Revenue for the
Territory of. lorida.
Also, a bill, to b6 'entitled act to in-
corporate the Methodist Episcopal Church
in the City of St. Augustine. I
[ Parish gave notice, tht he will on
some future dayr, introduce ablll to incor-.
porate te Town of Monticelo.
Mr D wning presented the petition of
Mlrs. Ieater Burke, praying to be divorced
from her husband Thomas I urke-which
on his motion, together with he accompa-,
r nying lett4s, was referred to 1 select oom-
rmittee-Mossrs. Downing, Bellamy, and
Blount, w -e appointed thereon.
Mr Put am presented the petition of
Mary J. Fdotane, praying to :e authorised
, by an act of the Legislative Council, to sell
q;ertain real estate,as therein .expressed;
'which,'-o his motion was rqfarred to a se.
lect committee, with leave to -eport by bill-
or otherwise-Messrs. Putnamr Smith and
Wood, were appointed thereno.
V Mr Putnam preseit'd extracts from the


From a copy of the earliest extant issue of a Jacksonville newspaper

in the library of P. K. Yonge and J. C. Yonge, Pensacola, Florida.


resentments of the Grand Jury, fur dihe
Counties of St Johns and Munquitoat the
June Term, 1834, and the Decemulwr Term,
1834, and on his motion, it was ordered,
lhat so -.uch thereof as relates to law, be
relfered to the Judiciary counmittee-.o
much as relates to Finance be referred to
the committee on Finance-and so much
as relates to Internal Improvements, be re-
ferred to the committee on the State of the
Territory.
Mr Fitzpatrick presented the petition of
Indiana C. T. Richurds, with an accompa-
nying certificate, praying to be divorced
fronlha husbamdWokoi gchirde A, w
so the petition of Alexander Patterson,
praying to be divorced from his wife Eliza
-with accompanying certificates. Also
the petition of Mary Ann Child, praying to
be divorced from 1 v husband Hale Cfild
with an accompa)ing certificate; which,
on his motion, were severally referred to a
select committee, with leave to report by
bill or otherwise-Messrs, Fitzpatrick, Bel-
lamy, and Downing, were' appointed
thereon.
Mr Fitzpatrtck presented the petition of
sundry inhabitants of the City of Key
West, praying a repeal of incorporation of
said city, and for other purposes therein
expressed, which on his motion, was refer-
red to a select committee-Messrs. Fitz-
patri'ck, Downing, and Walker, were ap-
pointed thereon.
Also the presentments of the Grand Jury
of Monroe Qounty, made at the adjourned
December Term, 1834--which, on his mo-
tion, (as referred to the committee on the
State bfthq Territoy. .
Mr Duvyloff.red tha following Pream-
bld'and Resolution, to wit: ..
' WHEREAS, It,has pleased Divine Provi-
dence, to remove from among us, NATHAN
BYRD, a member elect of third body from
the County of Leon.:.-An4 iWhereas, The
members of this body impressed with the
most lively, sense of the great loss that they
and the country have sustained, in a be-
reavenient, that has deprived them of (it
aid of one from whose elevated virtues, ar-
dent zeal for the public good, .and past
services, so much was to have been antici-
pated, md--desirous of- nminrg- jipei
manifestation of theirre~ribr departed-
merit:
Be it therefore. Resolved, That in token
of their high, respect for the memory of
the deceased, and their 'deep 'regret for his
loss, the members of the Council wear
-crape on the left arm during the repaider'
of thb present session.
And the rdle of the House being waived,
the same was ,put on its passage anid
adopted. -
The annual Message, of his Excellency
the Governor was taken up from the or-
ders of the day: when the House resolved
itself into a committee of the whole there-
onb after some time spent therein the com-
mittee arose; And Mr Bellamy therefrom
reported the following Resolution, to wit:
Resolved, That so much of the Gover-
nor's Message as relates to a survey of the
Coast of Florida-the building of Light
houses-to Internal Improvements, ..and
the construction, and keeping in'repafi, of
common Roads, be referred to thecommit-
tee on the State of the Territory.
Resolved, That so much thereof as re-
lates to the Revenue, and the manner of
its collection and disbursements; 'and also
as relates po the subject of gaping" be re-
ferred to the committee on 'Fiance.
Resolved, That so much thereof as re-
lates to.the Criminal Code-The manner
of arresting fugitives from justice; and the
compensation which shall be made to the-
owners of executed slaves, be referred- to
the committee on the Judiciary.
Resolved, Th"at so much thereof as re-
lates to the subject of Education be refer-
red to the committee on Schools and Col-
leges. ,
Resolved, That so much thereof as're-
lates to the'Central Bank',of Florida, and
the Btnk of Pensacola, and the accompa-
nying reports, be referred to thie committee
on Banks. '
Which was concurred in,by the House,
and said Resolutions were put on their pas-
sage apd adopted.
The House then adjourned until to-mor-
row at 12 o'clock.


The House' then adjourned until Mon-
day .At at 12 o'clock.
MOJNDAY,'JANUARYX 2.-The House met
prs::?iant to-adjournment, a quorum being
prWsent, the journal of yesterday's, pro-
,.,lings was read.
Mr McNeil gave notice, that on some fu-
-%'.day, he will ask leave to introduce a
bi&i, to be entitled an act, to fix permanent-
ly the County Seat of Madison, and to pro-
vide for holding two terms of the Superior,
Court in said County.
Mr Braen gave notice, that on seme,
'future day, he will ask leave o introduce
oa bill, concerni-g Dower.
Mr Mitchell -gave notice, that he o.


hisi motion, was read by its title, and refer-
rodl W the cnuUniuTl ou tdh hatn of &i'
rerriory.
iMr lfigginlbothan, gnve notice, that on
rodtn future day, he will ask leIuve to in-
troduce. a bill, "1To change the name of
Elizal:eth Underwood, to that of Elizabeth
Murrhee."
Mr 1Hohnes gave notice, that he will on
some future day, ask leave Ito introduce a
bill to amend an act concerUing Execulom.
The Report of Charles Ausn, Treasur-
er of the Territory of Florida, wma taken
up" t'6 S-Syte order of --a d Oe-
thereof are ordered.
The Report of Thomas Brown, Auditor
of the Territory of Florida, was taken up,
and on motion of Mr Bloilt, 500 copka
are ordered.
The House then adjourned until to-mor-
row at 12 o'clock.
SATUTR.IAY, JANUARY 10.-The House
roet pursuant to adjournment, a quorum
being present, the journal of yesterday's
proceedings was read.
On m6tions of Mr Bellamy, Mr Dupont
a member elect from Gad den County,
was duly qualified and admitted to take
his seat.
On motion of Mr Bellamy, Mr Dupont
was added toothe committee on the Judi-
ciary, and on the State of the Territory.
On motion of Mr Duval, Mr Dupont was
added to the; committee on Claims.
On motion ofMIrfitzpatrick, Mr Duval
was added to the committee on Banlks.
Op motion of Mr, Blount, Mr Putnam
was added to the committee on Finance.
-Mr Putnam. gave notice that on some
ful re day, he will aslk leave to introduce
a billentitled an act in relation to Fees.
Mr Fitzpatrick gave notice, that he will
introduce a bill',at some future'day to pro-
videfor taking the Census of the Territory
of Florida., I
.Mr Downing gave notice, that he will
in~i'oduce a bill to make New Spmyrna, the
Cou itv Seat of Mosquito county.
SIr )Duval gave notice, that on'some fiu-
ture'day, he will ask leave to introduce a
bill'to be entitled an act for the encourage-
nieuof .N]ech anciem ;-" s. .. ....
Mr Putnam pursuant to notice previous-
ly given, asked and obtained leave to in-
traduce' a bill, entitled an act to incorpo-
rate the Methodist Episcopal Church, in
the City of St. Augustine-%'.iich was read
thie first'tine'by its title, and made the or-
den of the day for a second on Monday
next.
Mr Bellamy offered the presentments of
the Grand Jury of Duval County, made at
this December Term, 1834-which on his
motion so far as they relate to the laws
were referred to the Judiciary Committee
and all other matters therein .are, referred
to the Copamittee on the State of the Ter-
ritory.
Mr. Putnam presented the petition of
Peter Mitchell and others, proprietors of
the Alachua Grant, praying that for the
present, the lands contained in that grant,
may be exempt from taxation-which onr,
his motion, was referred to a select com-
mittee--4Messrs. Putnam, Fitzliatrick, and
Smith, were appointed qcn that committee.
Mr .Holmes offered sundry Resolutions,
in relation to 'the establishment of a mail
route fi-om- Cambelton, Florida, to Monti-
cello, Alabama-which were read, and laid
on the.table.
Mr Downing, from the committee to
whom wvas referred the petition of Hester

Burke'reported a blll entitled an act to di-
Svorce Hester Burke and Thomas Burke--
which wvas read, and on motion of Mr Bel-
lamy, made the order ef the day for a
second reading on to-day.'
NMr Putnam from the committee to whom
was referred the petition-of Mary J. Fon-
tane, reported a bill, entitled an act to au-
thorise Mary J. Fontane to sell and con-
vey certain real estate which was read, and
on hs motion, made the order of the day
for a second reading on Tuesday next.
A bill entitled an act to divorce Hester
Burke and Thomas Burke, was taken up
from the orders of the day-On motion of
Mr Bellamy, said bill, was read a second
and third time by its title {the rule of the
House being waived) and passed. Ordered
that thl, title be as before stated.


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 9.-The House met
pursuant to adjournment, a quorum being
present, the journal of yesterday's proceed-
ings was read.
Mr Putnam, pursuant to previous notice,
asked and obtained leave to introduce A
bill to provide for the partition of real an personal property in the Courts of Law
and Equity in this Territory,"--which on
his motion was read by its title and refer-
red to the Judiciary committee.
Mr Holmes,)pursuant to-previous notice,.
asked and obtained leave to introduce a'
bill to be entitled,- "An ac~ authorising,
John O0. Sewall to establish a terry across
Chi ola rive'.fear M ariiaj'--whichrppn
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