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Such treason to my northern home :
This parting pang my bosom rends
As thick returning memories come.
Cheerless and cold is the land I leave \
For one bespread with living green-
And still I cannot help but grieve
To part from each beloved scene.
Beneath these elms, in boyhood oft
I've gazed between their waving limbs,
And watched my kite, that high aloft
Soared up to where the eye-sight dims.
O'er yonder green-now white with snow,
Oft have I chased the wayward ball;
And yonder woods-strip'd long ago-
Have often heard the squirrel's fall.
But now, ye scenes of youth, good bye !
Stern Winter o'er ye lurries fast-
I sigh at the wilderness of sky
And shiver at the piercing blast.
Still, when far from this Northern Storm,
I sit beneath the Southron's vines,
I ask for hearts but half as warm
As e'en this wintry land enshrines.
Springfield, Dec. 10, 1835. J. B. D.
BY WILLIAM C. BRYANT.
What heroes from the woodland sprung,
When, through the fresh-awakening land,
The thrilling cry of freedom rung,
And to the work of warfare strung
The yeoman's iron hand !
Hills flung the cry to hills around,
And ocean mart replied to mart,
And streams, whose springs are yet unfound,
Pealed far awaythe startling sound
Into the ftrest's heart.
Then marched the brave from rocky steep,
From mountain river swift and cold;
The borders of the stormy deep, ... :
The vales where gathered waters sleep,
Sent up the strong and bold;
As,if the very earth again
Grei quick with God's creating breath,
And, from the sods of grove and glen,
Rose ranks of lion-hearted men
To battle and to death.
The wife, whose babe first smiled that day,
The fair fond bride of yester-eWl,
And aged sire and matron gray,
Saw the loved warriors haste away,
And deemed it sin to grieve.
which the faithful performance of itgives,
poor and wretched indeed is the whole
sum of pleasure that can possibly be ex-
tracted from the amusements of fashion. *
Lamentable, however, would be the con-
dition .of things in this respect, if either
wealth, or rank, or superior talents, or any
great degree of literary acquirements, were
indispensably necessary, in a mother, to fit
her for the noble and allF important task
which that relation devolves upon her. Bo-
far from it, a woman of mere plain sense,
whose reading extends but little beyond
thedivine volume that contains our holy
religion, and whose worldly- circumstances
are narrow and even indigent, is capable,
nevertheless, of conferring unspeakable
benefits upon her little ones. As she is the
first in their hearts, so, in their esteem, she
is the first of women. Her example is
their model; they copy her ways; they
hang upon her lips. The nmral and reli-
gious lore inculcated with maternal tender-
ness by her, they never quite fdtget; and
very often it is the means of forming their
characters for life.
Precious is the mother, whether of high
or low degree, who, in this respect, acts
the real mother to the best of her abilities.
Hardly can she fail of stamping upon the
minds of her younglings, some salutary
impressions which will never be .quite ef-
faced. Except the rare instances of most
unnatural perverseness, their hearts will
ever cleave to her. They will not forsake
her when she is old. Their filial kindness
will soothe and solace the infirmities and
decays of her age. And when she is call-
ed "to put off the mortal and put on the
immortal clothing," the genuine expres-
sions of their hearts will be---"We loved,
but riot enough, the gentle hand that rear-
ed us. Gladly would we now recall that
softest friend, a mother, whose mild con-
verse and faithful counsel we in vain re-
gret."-[Alden's Collection of Amei-ican
SURRENDER AT DlSCRETION.-At the
storming of the heights at Bera on the 8th
of October, 1813, Colonel, now Sir John
Colbourne, v^> commanded our second
brigade, addressed his men before leading
them up to the enemy's redoubt with,-
"Now, my lads, wdljust charge up to the
edge of the ditch, and if we can't get in
we'll stand there and fire in their faces."--
They charged accordingly, the enemy fled
from the works, and in following them up
the mountain, Sir John, in rounding a hill,
accompanied only by his brigade-major
and a few riflemen, found that he had head-
ed a retiring body of about 300 of the
French, and whispering to his brigade-ma-
jor ;to get as many 'men together as he
could, he without hesitation rode boldly
up to ithe enemy's commander, and de-
manded his sword The Frenchman sur-
rendered it with the usual grace of his
countrymen, requesting that the other
would bear witness that he had conducted
himself like a good and valiant soldier!-
Sir John answered the appeal with an ap-
proving nod--for it was no time to refuse
bearing witness to the valor of 300 men,
while they were in the act of surrendering
to half a dozeni.
We understand that the Hon. N. Reed'
of Belfast, Maine, has obtained a patent for
preventing bursting of boilers which are
part of the engine used in propelling boats.
This will be a most useful invention, and
second only to that of the steam engine it-
Mr. Reed is of a very philosophical and
ingenious turn, and he was really the first
who showed that boats could,be propelled
by steam, which was in 1786.
He was a professor in Harvard Univer-
sity several years, and afterwards a mem-
ber of Congress. -de is not capable of de-
ceiving the public; and his plan is highly
worthy of the consideration of the com-
A person who was skeptical in his opin-
ions, and profane scoffer at religion, met
a plain countryman on his way to the house
of public worship, and inquired of him
where he was going. To church," was
the reply. "What do you there?" "I
worship and praise God, and hear his holy
word." Then thinking to puzzle the illit-
erate man, he inquired," Is the God you
worship, a great or a little God ?" Both,*
replied the man promptly; "He is so great
that the heaven of heavens cannot contain
him, and so little that he can dwell in mn*
hei~ti" '* *' ,.*
A swEv-vT PEa.-A gentleman, when
asked his opinion of a certain critic, a few
days ago, gave it in the following terms:
Why he is a perfect ''ab-aple-a de-
coction of verjuice-the quintessence of
ascerbity. If I wished to convert the
Thames into lemonade, I should pitch him
JACKSONVILLE, EAST FLORIDA, JANUARY 7, 1836.
HONESTY THE BEST POLICY.
This was the opinion, kindly given by a
master to his faithful servant John, after
laboring for him some time, and about to
return to his family, which he had left in
great poverty the year before. On arriv-
ing at his cabin, he found his wife and
children rejoicing over a purse full of gold,
Which the eldest boy had piked up on the
road that morning. Whilsi he was away,
they had endured all the miseries which
the wretched families ofthoIe who go over
to seek work in England re exposed to.
With precarious food, without a bed to lie
down on, or a roof to shelter them, they
had wandered through the country, seek-
ing food from door to door of a starving
population ; and when a single potato was
bestowed, showering down blessings and
thanks on the giver, not in the set phrases
of the mendicant, but in a burst of elo-,
quence too fervid not to gush direct from
the heart. Those only who have seen a
family of such beggars as I describe, can
fancy the joy with which the poor woman
welcomed her husband back, and informed
him of the purse full of gold.
SAnd where did Mick, my boy,vfind it ?"
inquired John Carson.
",It was the young squire, for certain,
who dropped it," said his wife; "for he
rode down the road this morning, and was
leaping 'his horse in the very gap where
Micky picked it up; but sure, John, he
has money enough besides, and never the
half penny have I to buy my poor childer
a bit to eat this blessed night."
Never mind that," said John ; "do as
I bid you, and take up the purse at once
to the big house, and ask for the young
squire. I have two cakes which I brought
every step of the way with me from Eng-
land, and they will do for the children's
supper. I ought surely to remember, as
good right I have, what my master told me
for my twelve months' wages, seeing 1
never, as yet, found what he said to be
"And what did he say ?" inquired his
"That honesty is the best policy," an-
"'Tis vdry well; and 'tis mighty easy for
them to say so that have never been sore
tempted, by distress and famine, to say
otherwise; but your bidding is enough for
Straightways she. went to the big house,
aiti inquired for the young squire; but she
wa denied the liberty to speak to him.
"You must tell me your business, hon-
est woman," said a servant, with a head all
powdered and frizzled like a cauliflower,
and who had on a coat covered with gold
and silver lace and buttons, and every thing
in the world.
"If you knew but all," said she, "I am
an honest woman, for I've brought a purse
full of gold to the young master, that my
little boy picked up by the roadside; for
surely it is his, as nobody else could have
so much money."
"Let me see it,",said the servant. Ay,
its all right-ill take care of it-you need
not trouble yourself any more about the
matter;" and so saying, he slammed the
door in her face. When she returned, her
husband produced the two cakes which his
master gave him on parting; and breaking
one to divide between his children, how
was he astonished at finding six golden
guineas in it; and when he took the other
and broke it, he found as many more. He
then remembered the words of his gener-
ous master, who desired him to give one
of the cakes to his wife, and not to eat the
other himself until that time; and this was
the way his master took to conceal his wa-
ges, lest he should have been robbed, or
have lost the money on the road.
The following day, as John was stand-
ing near his cabin door, and turning over;
in his own ming what he shouts ove with
his money, the young squire came riding
down the road. John pulled of his hat, for
he had not forgot his manners through the
means of his travelling to foreign parts, and
then made so bold as to inquire if his hon-
or had got the purse he lost.
Why, it is true enough, my good fel-
low," said the squire, 1 did lose my purse
yesterday, and I hope you were lucky
enough to find it; for if that is your cabin,
you seem to be very poor, and shall keepot
as a reward for ybur honesty."
"Then the servant up at the big house
never gave it to your honor last night, af-
ter taking it from Nance--shels my wife,
your honor-and telling her it was all
Oh, I must look into this business,"
said the squire. .
"Did you say your wife, my poor man,
gave my purse to a servant-to what ser-
I can't tell his name rightly," said John"
"because I don't know it; but never trust
Nance's eyes again if she can't point him
out to your honor, if so your honor is desi- extending from the steep high bank of the
rous knowing." Altamaha some distance towards the for-
Then do you and Nance, as you call est; with groups of live-oak sprinkled ever
her, come up to the hall this evening, and it, and thickening towards the cottages and
'11 inquire into the matter, I promise you." rude church on its confines. Here, on both
So saying, the squire rode off. evenings of our stay, I marked one ofthese
John and his wife went up accordingly syrens take its perch on a solitary bush
in the evening, and he gave a small rap which broke the uniformity of the swell of
with the big knocker at the great door.- the mound, and sit hour after hour, alter-
The door was openedby a grand servant, nately listening to and answering the notes
who, without hearing what the poor peo- of a mate, concealed among the thick foli-
ple had to say," Oh, go!-go-what busi- age and hanging moss of a distant tree. I
ness can you have here?" and shut the listened to it till I thought I cauld interpret
door. its full variedtale, with its inti*arable pe-
John's wife burst out crying-"There'," riods. IfTthe intensity of feeling be at all
said she, sobbing as if her heart would commensurate with the intensity and pow-
break, "I knew that would be the end of er of expression,, who shall fathom the
t. 'depth pfthat which God has implanted in
But John had not been in merry Eng- the little fluttering hearts of these his song-
land merely to get his twelve guineas pack- sters ? What can match th thrilling ec-
ed min two cakes. "No," said he, firmly, stacy of 'those clear and redundant notes,
right is right, and I'll se the end of it." or express the depth of patos of which
So he sat himself down on the step of the those slow, plaintive modulations convey
door, determined not to go until he saw an expression to the breast ? There-' is
the young squire; and, as it happened, it nothing in nature that speak s to me more
was not long before he came out. plainly of the goodness of lod, than the
I have been expecting you some time, overflowing, heartful, and joous song ofa,
John, said he; come in and bring your bird. Isthis not the voice praise, and is
wife in; and he made them go before him it not the song of unutterablb gratitude?
into the house. Immediately he directed [Latrobe's Ramblelin America.
all the servants to come up stairs; and such
an army of them as there was! It was a OF THE INESTIMABLE ALUE OF A
real sight to see them. PIOUS, DISCREET, ANO- FAITHFUL
"Which of you," said tho young squire, MOTHER.
without making further Words," which of t b a
you all did this honest woman give My hIt has been often observe!, that some of
purse too ?"-but there was no answer.- the most illustrious of hurman characters,
purse too ?"---but there was no answer.-- were early moulded to the inodel of excel-'
"Well, I suppose she must be mistaken, were by moulded to the modeof excel,
unless she can tell herself." lence by the maternal hand. Of this,
John's wife at once pointed her finger might adduce, from the reCords of history,
towards the head footman; "there he is," no small number of instances; but for the
said she, if all the world were to the fore present hall nly mention ut the mid .
-clargyman, magistrate, judge, jury, and SPhilipSidney-born about the md-
all-there he is, and I'm ready to take my dle of the sixteenth century-was the won-
bible-oath to him -there he is who told me der of the age in which he lived; for thoe
it was all right when he took the purse he died at a little over thirty, his fame, as
and slammed the-door in my face, without a wise and profound statesman, was spread
and slammed the-door in my face, without
as much as thank ye for it." over all Europe. Nor was he less distin,.
The conscious footman turned pale. guished for religious and moral virtues,
What is this I hear n said his master. and particularly for generosity and tender-
,,What is, this I, hear ? said his master._- hess of'naure. It has been remarked of
"If this woman gave you my purse, Wil- ness of It has been remarked of
liam, why did you not give it to me him, that "the most beautiful event of his
The servant stadunmered out a denia life, was his death." Receiving a mortal
The servant stammered out a denial -,- wound' in- a battle in Flanders,-the ie-'
but his master insisted on his being search- wond ma battle in Flanders, the ro-
ed, and the purse was found in his pocket. ment after he was wounded, and thurs-
"John," said the gentleman, turning ty with the excess of bleeding, he turned
round, you shall be no loser by this affair. away the water from his own lips, to give
Here are :ten guineas for you; go home it-to a dyg soldier, with these words,--
now, but I will not forget your wife's hon- "Thy necessity is still greater than mine."
esty.") This extraordinary man was indebted,
Within a month, John Carson was set- for the rudiments of his education, to his
tied in a nice new-slated house, which the illustrious and excellent mother, the eldest
squire had furnished and made ready for daughter of the Duke of Northumberland,
him. What with his wages, and the re- who, in a preceding reign had been be-
wardhe got from the judge, and the ten headed. "Her tender melancholy, occa-
wgineas for returning om the judgrse, and the, ten sioned by the tragical events in her family,
well to do in the world, and was soon altogether with, the mischance of sickness,
weto stock a small farmld, andwhere he lived res- that had impaired her beauty, inclined her
to stock a small farm, where he lived res to hide herself from the gay world, and to
pected all his days. On his death-bed, heb
gave his children the very three advices bestow her attentions almost exclusively
which his master had.given him on part- upon the education of her children." "It
ing:_ was her delight," says a biographer of Sir
Never to take a bye-road when they Philip,4 "to form their early habits-to in-
could follow the highway. wstil into their tender minds the principles
Never to lodge in the house where an of religion and virtue; todirect their pas-
old man was married to a young woman. sons to proper objects; to superintend not
And, above all, to remember that hones- only their serious occupation, but even
ty isthe best policy their amusements."
Had the loftiness of the house of Nor-
THE MOCKING BIRD. thumberland not been fallen; had lady Ma-
That sweetest of American songsters, the ry, the eldest daughter of that house, been
rival of the nightingale of the Old World a leader of fashion at the royal court-a
rivl o th nihtigae o th Ol Wolddistinction to which her rank would have
-the mocking bird-was in full song, and diti entitled her--her Philip would, in no
wooing its mate; and sweeter melody than probability, have been the exalted c narac-
that which filled the ear during the short rb v beet ha
southern twilight, and beguiled the hours ter that he was.
of darkness, was surely never heard under To see a mother, herself highly accom-
the stars. I have often listened to that song plished, a able of shining in the first
elsewhere, in the deep woods of the north circles of tHonable life, to see her forego
and west; but, whether it was the season, the pleasure of amusement and the ambi-
or the union of circumstances and thought tion, of show, for the sake of bestowing
which attuned my own temper and mind personal attentions upon her children ; to
to the harmony. I think I never heard see her spend the best of her days in fash-
that inexplicably varied song poured forth zoning their minds and manners upon the
-with such effect as amid the sweet scented purest models, guiding them with discre-
dews ofDarien. The air was filled with tion, and alluringxthem to the love of ex-
qts vibratng hour after hour ; and every cellence, alike by precept and example; to
qualiy-poed nearness, and melody- see this, is to behold one of the most charm-
seemed united anperfen a idn m out ing-of spectacles any where furnished in
efforts of that sweet-threated birwd Th,;. this fallen world.
numbers were greater than I ha ever wit- And what though it be not in the power
nessed elsewhere. If you stole in the star- of such a mother to make a Philip Sidney
light up the river bank, from your seat un- of h er son ? What though nature has gift--
der the piazzas of the village, there was no ed her children with no uncommon strength
danger of your leaving the melody behind. or brightness of intellect ? Yet, with the'
There was a secluded dip on the shore divine blessing,se may have such influ-
full of palmetto, and other low bushes, in- ence upon the moral frame of their young
to which you descended by a winding foot- and tender minds, that they shall be dis-
path between rocky sandstone banks. A posed to improve their natural talents, suchi
couple of canoes were moored within its as they are, and to employ them honora-
shelter; and, at the foot of the sandstone bly. The benefits, in this respect, which
rock, where an aged tree slanted across it, highly capable mothers might confer on
a fresh spring welled out, and ran its short their children during a few of the first
bubbling course to the river. Here it was years of their earthly existence, are' far be-
delicious to linger in the darkness, and lis- yond the power of calculation; since these
ten to the melody in the branches above benefits. would likely descend from one
you. And again, between this point and generation to another, down to distant pos-
the village lay an ancient Indian mound, on terity. "Delightful task !'-In compari-
the verge of a lawn-like piece of sward, son with the pure and sublime enjoyment-
[From the Hampden Whig.]
SThe following lines were sent us by a
friend on taking leave of New England for
I'm on the wing for a Southern land
Where fruit and flower, the live-long year
Developes with a liberal hand
Unchilled by the breath of Winter drear.
The balmy breeze: the glowing, sky-
Ho for the sunniest clime of earth!
But can I leave without a sigh
The land, the spot which gave me birth !
Oh no-a starting tear forfends
Already had the strife begun,
Already blood, on Concord's plain,
Along the springing grass had run,
Agd blood had flowed at Lexitigton,
Like brooks of summer rain.
That death-strain on the April sward,
Hallowed to freedom all the shore;
In fragments fell the yoke abhorred-
the footsteps of foreign lord f
Profaned the aoi. to more.
k. . I I
into a weightier load with the accumula-
tion of years. The strait of death open-
ed'a glad vista, where real life burst into
perfection, and blossomed with an eternal
verdure. To this was his meek and devo-
ted spirit bent, as to a prize of enduring
worth; to this his secret and holy aspira-
tions were fixed with an earnest fervor;
with this his passive and raptured soul
found most sweet communion, as it warm-
ed with its eager flush of hope, and word-
less prayer that rose silently from the altar
of his heart, reached devotedly to the aim
'of that consummation. The scene of na-
ture was found to bear in it the germ of
many a bitter fruit; but beyond her bourne
its seed could fix no root-fae there the
unshackled essence shook off the ineffectu-
al pang, and bounded ,tpon its flight of
immortality. "Then fare thee well, worthy
and estimable spirit! thou bast passed from
thy work of tribulation here-thou hast
closed the book of thy short and fleeting
history-thou hast told thy tale with a sub-
dued and patient spirit-thou hast watched
thy little hour of travail, thou hast answer-
e( thy hasllaubt well confided charge, and
thou goest to thy grave with the garments
of unrest thrown by to invest thee with its
undisturbed repose. Peace to thy hallow-
ed ashes! the hand which has beckoned
thee forth, and lifted thy soul to its im-
mortal allotme t, shall bestow its befitting
rewards; the clog which chained thee
from thy heavenward aim, is cast aside,
only that thou mayest embrace a happier
essence, that stall abide with thee forever.
Dec. 27th, 1135. *
[ior the Courier.]
MR. SwoR.L-Allow me to observe in
the most humble manner in the world,
that you are ai instrument that I never
dreamed of coing in contact with; in-
deed, to tell you the truth, I was never
fond of cutler beyond the grade of a
case knife. I admire your brilliance, and
presume you ate of legitimatestuff perhaps
of Damascus origin; although as Squire
Sancho would say, "it is not allgold that
In these tempestuous times, rumours
and reports, are various, multiplied, and
contradictory. By the sense of hearing it
is not easy to distinguish between truth and
fiction. Reason should be at home, cool,
composed, and collected-and not suffer
herself to be driven from her seat, and sub-
jugated by fabulous tales of danger from the
lips of every pusillanimous booby, magni-
fied by the fears of superannuated age, and
the whining imbecility of infants. So ma
ny statements are hourly made'by the mul-
titude, autMiauthenticated by any reputable
sponsor, and totally irrconcileable with hu-
man reason, and common sense, that men
who prefer to be governed by either, will
not renounce their allegiance to it though
menaced with "the sword." In peacea-
ble times, even weakness, while under the
dominion of reason, will readily reject
whatever is monstrous and absurd; but, in
tiples of excitement, it naturally adopts the
marvellous and incredible, and always con-
tributes to popular confusion and disorder,
until the "danger looms large to the pub-
lic eye from the misty medium through
which it is surveyed." A
Now, Mr. Sword, or Captain Sword, or
whatever sword you may be, allow me to
say, in these times I place great reliance up
on my eyes; which, by the bye, are
so dazzled with your brightness, as to be
unable to say whether you are a two edged
sword or a broad sword-that is to say,
they are dazzled; really dazzled by your
brightness ; not meaning thereby that such
an instrument as you are, is by any means to
be winked at; not at all, by such an offence
I should justly forfeit my eyes. To be
sure my eyes are keen, but upon a point of
t honor your sharpness is vastly capable of
t putting them both out of countenance.
Now, my dear Sword, if you will but
promise never to attack me again, I, on my
part, will promise neyer again to obtrude
mroyself into your notice ; no, not even to
reprove your cruelty to the Black Jacks.-
Your old enemy is still numerous and re-
speptable, if not formidable--ou know
something' of his strength tIrF have en-
countered hin. Do then mIIdear friend,
pursue him, and forget me. Who knows
Sbut I am now addressing the Sword of
Gideon"-if so, it needs not this feeble in-
spiration. Go forth then, and smite the
IBlack Jacks "hip and tb gh," even unto
their first born ; cut them down, for why
; cumnber they the ground ;" and when you
have done so, and peace is restored, noth-
i inig will remain for you but to beat your
self up into a plough-share, and fulfil the
end of your creation.
EYES ONi THE PICTURE.
THE CITY OF ROCHESTER.-1t appears
Sfrorm statements published in the Roches-
ter paliers, that there are in that city, now
in operation, twenty-one flouring mills.
with ninety-six runs of stone, the cost of
which amounted to $649,000. They grind
Daily, 20,000 bushels of wheat, and make
5000 barrels of#our. The? annual value
of flour manufactured is $3,000,000. .There
Sis also in Rochester a large carpet manu-
1 factory, for the manufacture of Venetian
>and Scotci Carpeting. It consumes 80,00C
Sounds of wool annually, and mariufac-
Stures 45,000 yards of carpeting,.
The Catholic Church,buildingat Mobile,
Swill cost $60,000.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7. O
INDIAN HOSTILITIES. r
L.3 TEST INTELLIGENCE. e
Last night Capt. Ross, with several of his t
company (who preferred riding in the night, S
to sleeping at Black Creek and marching in t
to-day) arrived in town. After the battle at C
Withlacoochy, the forces under Generals
Clinch and Call, returned to Camp Lang
Syne. On Sunday last, Gen. Call with the !
volunteers from Middle Florida started for C
home; and on Monday, Colonels Warren ,
and Mills, with the volunteers from East t
Florida, set out on their return, and were
last night at Black Creek. They will reach
this place to-night.
The volunteers served the time, one month, ,
for which they offered their services. The
want of provisions and of every necessary to
prevent extreme suffering, and the impracti-
cability of following up the victory gained
over the Indians, induced them to return.
It is said Gen. Call intends to raise fifteen
hundred men by drafts from the militia, and
return to the aid of Gen. Clinch. The East
Florida people will have enough to do, and
we fear more than they can do, on the home
stations, to prevent the Indians from extend-
ing their ravages farther north. Gen. Clinch
must of necessity wait for reinforcements-
his forces are hardly sufficient to protect his
posts. The whole of East Florida is in dan-
ger. The Indians have possession of the
Southern portionof it as far north as Bulow's,
forty miles south of St. Augustine-Picolata
on the St. Jolhns-Whitesville on Black
Creek-Alligator and Suwannee-an exten-
sive and exposed frontier. It is the general
opinion, that unless adequate aid is immedi-
ately extended to us, the whole of Florida,
East of the Suwannee river, will be inevita-
bly ruined. We must not only abandon our
property to destruction, but, stripped of all
our hard earnings, must fight for our lives,
our women and our children.
Where are the fourteen companies reported
by the Secretary of War, as now at the dis-
posal of Gen. Clinch ? We are told to-day
by Col. McIntosh, just from camp, that Gen.
Clinch has only five companies. All com-
munication is cut off between Camp King
.and Tampa Bay-so that if any companies
have arrived at the latter point, they are for
the present useless. The undisguised truth
is, we want instant aid-men, arms and am-
munition. To our sister States, and especial-
ly to Georgia and Sopth Carolina, do we
look for that assistance which can come in
time to save our people from total ruin.-
Thanks to the Savannah volunteers, who
have already magnanimously come oh to our
protection, that Picolata is strongly and safely
garrisoned. We shall be glad to see those
spirited and gallant companies that, we were
told, were ready to fly to our assistance, on
their way to give protection to our country,
and battle to the Indians.
A great battle was fought on the 31st ult.,
in which many on both sides were slain and
wounded. The battle ground was on the
Withlaeoochee River, about 35 miles from
Camp Lang Syne, and within a few miles of
the Indian 'Warrior Powell's town, where it
is supposed, the Indian women and children
The officers and men engaged on the 31st,
we are happy to learn, behaved with great
bravery. In fact, such was the disposition
) of the Indian forces, their boldness and des-
"perate fighting, that nothing but the deter-
n mined spirit with which the men fought and
charged into the swamp, put the Indians to
, flight arid silenced their firing.
, The engagement lasted one hour and five
At the first onset, the Indians on one flank
leaped from their hiding places, and in front
of the thicket formed boldly into line with.
SPowell at their head. At this moment, the
- fire of the whites did execution ; the Indians
', broke, taking to their covert again. It is
Thought Powell is wounded in the hand.
We-insert below a letter from Col. Mills,
containing an account of the engagement.
Fort Crane, Jan. 3d, 1836.
r General Circular to all the good Citi-
zens of Duval and Nassau.-The army
F took up the line of march on the 29th ult.
Sand on the morning of the 3,st, at day
Break, arrived at the Withlacooche and
Found the river too high to ford, com-
menced swimming horses, and sent-one
man over for a canoe that was seen on the
Opposite bank, and in it began to cross the
) regular troops, at 12 o'clock there were
Over all the regulars, and about fifty of the
militia, when we were soon informed that
Indians were coming, and but a moment
, elapsed, before a furious fire was heard in
our front; Col. Warren and myself imme.,
arty of Indians entered the Tomoko settle-
nent and destroyed the large and elegant
mansion of Judge Dunham on the day pre-
ious; and but little doubt remains of a
complete conflagration of every plantation
outh of Mosquito. Thisinformation seems
o be confirmed by verbal information, that
Ir. Hunter's and Mr. Depeyster's houses
vere burnt, and Col. DUimmett's was seen-
n flames. The sensation is very great and
here is a multiplied wivity, care, and vig-
lance necessary to al viate the distresses,
he fears anid the arehensions of our
friends andour neigl0ors.
The following extractfrom the Tallahasse6
Floridian we take from the Georgian of the
th inst. The last mail from Tallahassee
brought no papers.' If the mail is to be sent
rom Tallahassee through to this, place, on
irseback, instead of being carried as hereto-
bre in a coach, are w6 not to receive our pa-
pers from the West ? The last mail consisted
f not more than a hot-crown-full of letters,
nly one solitary letter for the Post-office at
his place, yet on asking why the papers
vere left, we were told that there was not
oom in the mail-bags for any thing but letters
nd on that account the papers were left. Will
he contractor look to this, and see that mail-
bags larger than a Doctor's pill-bag are pro-
[From the Tallahassee Floridian, Dec. 26.]
SEMINOLE WAR.-An express arrived
ast evening from Camp King. The fol-
owing letter has been handed us for pub-
ication. We learn from the bearer of the
express, that the Tallahassee Volunteers
behaved with great gallantry in the engage-
ment. Gen Call has 500 mounted volun-
teers under his command. The Regular
Troops were expected to move next day.
It appears by the report of theSecretary of
War, that 14 companies have been order-
ed to assemble in the nation. We fear the
contest will only terminate with the exter-
mination of the Indians.
CANTONEMENT, (near Micanopy,)
Monday morning, 8 o'clock, Dec. 21.
Dear Son-We arrived at Fort Crum on
he day before yesterday evening, after a
forced march of five days. On our arrival
at this place, we received information of an
attack having been made by the Indians on
that day on the baggage wagons and troops
of Col. Warren, and a company under the
command of Capt. McLemore-the Indi-
ans were victorious, taking all the baggage,
killing four men, and wounding 8 or 10
more. We took up the line qf march on
yesterday morning, passing by 'the place of
action, gathering up the remains of the
baggage, &c. that was not taken o destroy-
ed by the Indians. We continued our
march until our advance guard arrived at
the house of Mr./Hogan's, near this place,
where it was met by a party of Indians
who had just set on fire the house ofMr.
H., which was soon consumed ; a brisk
firing commenced with the guard, when
the whole force was drawJ up ; the Indi-
ans took a thick scrub surrounding a small
grassy pond, where they were in a short
time surrounded by our troops; we killed
all the Indians that were thus surrounded,
4 of which we saved, and others no doubt,
were left dead in the water. They fought
well. Four of, our men were severely
wounded; viz: Capt. Lancaster, Lieut.
Johnson, Mr. Mechon, and Mr. Wallace,
the latter mortal, the rest are thought not
dangerous. Our Middle Florida Volun-
teers charged the scrub with a firmness
unparalleled in the history of Indian war-
There is no doubt but that the Indians
will make a desperate effort, and as there
is no other 'way to meet them other than
taking the thicks, we must expect to lose
many of our men. The whole country in
this quarter is ruined-the houses in ash-
es-the women and children in forts, and
men under arms; and, strange as it may
appear, the regular troops of the U. States
here, never fired a gun, n'or made the first
effort to stop the ravages of fhe Indians,
whilst the only victory gained over these
Indians was by Us, who have .&arched
near two hundred miles.
Our scouts are now out-Indian signs
are reported-orders for battle are about to
be given.. Before night many more of our
brave fellows may fall.
I must close the letter-you need not
look for me until there is an end to thisIn-
dian disturbance, W. WYATT.
Cols. Warren and Mills, with the volun-
teers from this place, have just arrived.-
Their browned facjs, the whiskers and mus-
tachoes of many of the men, their'arms and
dress, givethem the appearance of veterans
just returned from a severe campaign and a
desperately fought battle field.
Governor Wolf in his message-his vale-
dictory message to the Legislature of Penn-
sylvania, says, that the Key Stone State has,
since the commencement of the improvement
policy, adopted by that State in 1826, to the
p tent period, expended in the construction
oTCanals aud Rail Roads, $22,420,003,32
cents-there are completed 601 1-4 miles of
Canal and slack-water navigation, and 118 3-4
miles of Railway, making, an aggregate of
720 miles of improvements.
lately formed and extended our line from p
he river out throiuglthe swamp to the n
)ine barren, and saw t' regular troops on n
our right hotly engag with at least three v
hundred Indians; we were ordered to re- c
main stationary, a4d prevent the Indians si
entering our lines. After repeated solici- t(
nations on the part of Col. Warren and my- A
self, we took the responsibility on our- v
selves, and Col. Wamien led the right to ii
the left of the regulars, and I was stationed t]
on the left of ou.e oue line when a charge il
was made, which, after about ten minutes .tI
more of sharp fighting, forced them to f
retreat, and the battle ended. We make
out forty Indian killed, and wounded we
suppose in proportion, the precise amount F
we cannot tell, is they carried them off- 4
the loss is severe on our part. Gen. Clinch b
says, that in maiy much greater battles, a
much less number has, been killed and
wounded. Further particulars will be told h
on Friday next,when we will be at Jack- f
sonville. I cannot write no more. p
W.J. MILLS, Lt. Col. o
Return of killed and wounDded in the C
battle of Withlacoochy, Dec. 31st, 1835. t
Regular troops-2 artificers and 2 pri- t
rates, killed--1 captain, 1 1st lieutenant, 1 r
2d lieutenant, 2 sergeants, 4 corporals, 48 a
privates, wounded-4 killed, 52 wounded, t
Militia, 4th Regiment-wounded, Col. I
Warren, Maj. Cooper, severely, Lt. John v
Youmans, privates James Tyson and Jno.
Leon troops, 2 privates wounded slightly.
Militia, total 7 wounded. ,
Aggregate, 4 killed, 59 wounded,-out
of227 men in battle. 1
Many were shot through their clothes, b
and some horses killed and wounded, Col.
Warren's wounded. Gen. Clinch, one ball
thro' his cap and had one through his jacket
sleeve. The firing was heavy, and the
bushes literally cut up around us, how it
was that more were not shot I cannot tell.
W. J. MILLS, Lt. Col.
The Indian J.gent, Wiley Theoinpsoni, Lieut.
Constantine Smith, Erastus Rogers, and two
others, murdered by the Indians.
On Monday the 28th ult., a party of ten
men dining at the house of Erastus Rogers, i
sutler at Camp Kihg, were fired upon while
setting at table, by a party of Indians. The
house was not above 250 yards from the t
Block-House. Rogers was sitting at the (
head of his table, when the first intimation
given of the presence of the foe, was a volley
of, it is thought, at least 100 shot, poured in
upon them through the open door.
The Indians rushed upon the house. Those
in, not killed, sprang out of it, at the win-
dows on eace side. Five, fleeing for Camp
King, escaped. The others, fleeing for a ,
hammock close by, were shot down. Ii
A negro woman, the cook, ran behind the
counter, (this house was used byJRogers aa
store) and hiding behind a barrel, was unob-
served by the Indians. They rushed into the
house, Powell at their head, threw down the
table, and looking around'for a moment, left
The five of this party slain, were, Gen.
Thompson the Indian Agent, Lieut. Con-
stantine Smith, Erasters Rogers, the sutler,
Suggs and Hitzler. Through Gen. Thomp-
son were shot fifteen bullets, and sixteen
through Rogers. The Indians scalped all,
taking off the scalp clear around the head as
far as the hair extended, and then beating in
their skulls. The heads of Rogers and Suggs,
were shockingly mangled. All this was done
in open day-light, within 250 yards of Camp
King-and in view of the 50 U. S. Troops,
there at that time. Why did they not rush .
out to their rescue, or, rather, why did they
not ply the two six .pounders in the Block-
House upon these bold savages, committing,
before their face and eyes, within 250 yards,
such deeds of barbarity I
We extract the following from the St. Au.
gustine Herald of the 26th ult.
But the most affecting news is that Mr.,
Henry Woodruff, who, with his brother,
was settled near Spring Garden, on the St.
Johns, had been killed by the Indians.-
We learn that Mr. Woodruff and his ser-
vant were riding, the first on a horse, and
the other on a mule ; that the servant was
fired upon and wounded in the thigh; that
Mr. Woodruff was shot down and fell from
his horse: and that thereupon the servant
dismounted and rode off with his master's
horse, anid thus escaped without further
Hopes are entertained that the settle-
rents at Spring Garden may be able to
hold Out until relieved, as a sufficient force
must. ere this, have arrived to protect them.
We have not learned the number of.Indi-
ans who made the attack, upon young
Woodruff, or whether they had committed
any other injuries than those stated. Mr.
Forrester who is settled at Spring Garden,
had arrived at Tomrboko, for the purpose of
obtaining a sufficient force to protect his
valuable plantation. _
Information ofa distressing nature, has
just arrived from the country south.. We
are informed by letters firom Mosquito, of
Tuesday's date, that on Monday a large
[For the Courier.]
Died, near" Micanjpy, MR, GEORGE W.
T WVEEKS, a native of Greenland, N. H., aged
about thirty-eight years, in consequence of
wounds received in an engagement with
the Indians, about the 19th inst.
The honorable, brave, and manful stand
made by only six individuals, against a
large body of Indians, in their attack on
the baggage wagons, under their guard, is
a gratifying testimony that some were
found who could teach the enemy a strik-
ing lesson, and serves as an agreeable
counterpart to the loss of victory. Mr. G.
W. Weeks was among this number; rather
than abandon his post he determined to
maintain his ground against fearful odds,
and the fact that not less 'than seven balls
took effect upon his person, is a test that
he did not shrink from personal exposure,
while engrossed intheperformance of his
duty as a man and a soldier. -Undaunted
to the -last,- unshaken in fortitude, even
when the manf death wounds had so dis-
abled him as to render him helpless, his
steady courage flinched not, and, while he
possessed the use of his limbs, he continu-
ed to load and discharge his piece upon
the enemy, showing that death has no ter-
rors to contemplate while a brave and res-
olute spirit beholds a foe. Overpowered
by numbers, this heroic little party was at
length obliged to give way ; but a timely
reinforcement of friends soon made its ap-
pearance, and compelled the enemy to re-
treat in turn. Mr. Weeks was found help-
less, pierced with mortal wounds; yet such
hasty and prompt attention as is allotted
the soldier, and time permits, was faithful-
ly tendered. HIe lingered through the ago-
nies of the succeeding night, and on the
following morning, after bearing up with
his accustomed firmness and patience, that
could look on his fast approaching end
with a calm and manly resignation, his
spirit fluttered for a moment ere it passed,
then quietly expanded on its flight of
Death, armed with all his conscious ter-
rors, seems to pause as if with a shock,
when he beholds how high and exalted a
mind has been shattered and dissolved, at
his inexorable hand., The mild, the unas-
suming, the' gentle spirit shrinks before
him ali e with the base and degenerate;
but when the closing scene verges to its
end, when the good,the virtuous, thekind,
the lowly of heart, passively yield, and lay
down unhesitating, the tribute of life be-
fore his insatiate will, then is it that con-
quest is no victory, and dent is truly dis-
armed of his triumph. Wealth may in-
vest itself in its gaudy trappings, and burn-
ish with its false glare those vices and de-
fects which shrink from the eye of scruti-
ny, but true deserts will always fix their
claims, where circumstantial distinctions
.shall feel no weight to depress or enhance
their value. It is to possess and to feel the
force of real m6rit, as the richest of re-
wards. A good man trusts to his own un-
,obtrusive deserts, and a steadfast hold to
'consciousness of worth. Not in the bois-
terous throng, not in the public street's does
he publish aloud his claims, but before the
high tribunal of his own soul he rests his
still and calm appeal, and that just and only
sanction guides and directs his course of
life. The perfected mind, in its most ex-
alted state, can elevate itself no higher than
in the practice of the shiplest virtues, which
stand out as it. were in relief, embodying
and swelling themselves in living princi-
ples. It is then that real greatness becomes
manifest, by the stamp of its true seal; it
is then by its steadfast adherence to its aim,
.anti devotedoess of purpose, that it becomes
doubly invested with its distinct nature; it
bears with it an influence always apparent
and widely diffused, though imperceptible
in its immediate moral agency--secretly
engrafting itself by 'the force of impression
or example, vital in their controling action
and effects. To such a lofty range of char-
acter,'it is not too much to assume to rank
the subject of this, notice, to 'know whom
was at once to 'esteem, but it was to la-
ment that such high deserts, too unobtru-
sive to arrest the common gaze, should be
seen and felt, but hardly be realized and
justly valued. ,It is butioo often .the por-
tion of unpretending merit, to be passed
.over in neglect; but as the trodden though
yet lovely flowers of the pathway may be
crushed, and uncherished as of little worth ;
yet, like them, amidst the scorn of the
world, it emnits a wide diffusing fragrance,
touchingly refreshing in its appeals to a
.'The character of Mr. Weeks exe m plified
in a singular degree, the purity and moral
excellence of the christian., A inind con-
,stitutionally tinctured with melancholly,
seemed to imbilbe its shadnwy coloringsby
its pensive and reflective cast-tashioning
its reasoning ,from deductions simplified
upon the plainest results. mHis temper ever
mild and patient, sought to forbear always,
rather than trust itself to a giddy impulse.
'He leaned confidingly upon religion, as the
source of true consolation ;'and W'hen the
,spirit of sorrow frowned most gloomily
him, he felt that a banl of comfort, deel
and never railing, dwelt in its mrinistering
influence; he trod the .path of this life as
-only a brief and fleetitm pilgrimiage, hastily
tendingg to its end ; he sawv in its pages little
beside a vexation of spirit, which waxes
Capt. Hebbard, of the Steamer Florida ar-
rived to-day, 6 o'clock, P. M. says, that all
communication, between Picolata and St.
Augustine, is interdicted. The stage, sent
into the latter place, was detained, but the
driver, mounting a horse ,and taking a musk-
et, rode through yesterday to Picolata. The
driver says, he saw plenty of Indian tracks-
that, in fact, the road was full of them.
Day before yesterday Solano's house, sev-
en miles from Picolatf, was burned, and a
man by the name of -anovar shot.
The Steam Boat lay out in the river last
might, as it was deemed unsafe for her to lie
along side the wharf. The passengers in-
tending to go to St. Augustine, have return-
ed. An attack upon Picolata by the Indians
is daily expected.
It is an important post, and we doubt not
the valor of the Savannah Volunteers to pro-
The following is an extract of a letter from
. Judge Reid of St. Augustine, to Judge Dog-
gett of this place :,
A few days since, a party of Indians de-
stroyeda plantation 15 miles from this place,
and the day before yesterday, two young men,
or rather, a young man and a lad, went out
to a little place about miles S.W. of Weed-
man's, to bring in 'some corn. Their cart
was broken, and they were in the act of
mending it, when a shot from the adjoining
hammock, killed the young man, whose body
- fell upon the lad. Before the latter could
extricate i'mself, several Indians came run-
ning towards him, but fortunately he got the
start of them at last, and was pursued into
the wood, where he found shelter in a bunch
of palmnettoes. They hunted diligently for
him-sometimes were within a few feet of
him-but it was dark and they did not find
him. From his lurking place he saw his
companion scalped---the house set on fire-
the cart and corn burned-and the body of
poor Yanovar thrown into the flames. After
the Indians had departed, the poor fellow
wandered to Weedman's-alarming that fam-
ily, and bringing them that night into town.
So you see we have our share of the troubles
THEi ELECTION.-The following are the re-
turns of the election held on Monday the
4th inst., for a member to represent Duval
County at the present session of the Legisla-
tive Council of this Territory.
Mr. Dorman having declined being a can-
AND TALLAHASSEE STAGE,
It appears from the above statements, which
we believe to be correct, that Samuel L.
Burritt, Esq. is elected by a majority of fif-
teen voles ov1- 'Judge Doggett, the next
highest candidate on the list.
From an article published in the Pough-
keepsie Telegraph, we glean the following
statistics of Dutchess County, in the State of
New York.-There are in the County'of
Dutchess 80 grist mills, 85 saw mills, 32 card-
ing machines, 8' cotton factories, 15 woollen
factories, 6 iron works, 5 trip hammers, 11
distilleries, 1 rope walk, 1 dying and printing
factory, 2 clover mills, 2 paper mills, 26 tan'-
neries, and 1 brewery. Total number of
mills, factories, &c., in the County, is 302.
Value of the raw materials used and manu-
factured in them per year $1,992,615. Value
of the articles when manufactured $2,688,604.
Senior Blitz, while exhibiting to the people:
of Boston his feats of legerdemain, was se-
verely wounded in the hand by some shot,
pins or:nails, with which the man who dropp-
ed the bullet in the gun, t actually loaded it"
unobserved by Blitz. While he was perform-
ing in New York, a person put a slug an inch
long in the gun, but the trick was discovered
and the offender exposed.
Does not every man know that these feats
are the effect of trick and deception ? There-
fore, he who would thus load the gun about to
-be discharged at the Magician, with lead or
other substance that would cause a fatal
wound, mpust be either an ignorant jackass or
an arrant viilian, .
RAIL ROAD FROM SAVANNAH TO MACON.-
The Central Rail Road Bill has passed the
Legislature of Georgia. and has received the
signature of Governor Schley. It has there-
by become a law. The people of Savannah
and Macon cele ted, with great rejoicingg,
the final passage of the Bill in the Senate.
It is said the first few feet" of the Road
has already been constructed. This evinces,
at least, a go-ahead and spirit which we hope
will not stop in its progress till the Road is
Ti BIG CHEESE.--The eleven great chees-
es from Sandy Creek, Osw'ego County, made
by Thomas S. Meacham, are now exhibiting
at-Masonic Hall in this city. The largest is
3 feet 9 inches in dial ter, 2 feet thick, and
weighs 1400 lbs. Th eleven weigh 9600
lbs., averaging 873 lbs. They are intended
as presents to some of the great men, or men
high in office in the nation; the largest be-
ing designed for President Jackson, the se-
cond for Vice President Van Buren, the third
for Daniel Webster, the fourth for Governor
Marcy, one for the city of New York, and so
on, and so forth. Mr. Ieacham keeps 154
cows, and has made thi year more than 60,-
000 lbs. of cheese. He also raises annually
more than 10,000 lbs. of pork. The cheeses
are well worth looking at. The largest is a
four days" cheese,-all therest two days."
They are covered with various devices, ap-
propriate to their respective destinations.
Mr. Meacham also exhibits what he calls a
"roll of butter." It is a pyramid of perhaps
a foot and a half diameter tt the base, and
four or five feet high. The exhibition set off
from the village where it originated, with
great eclat, and has been noticed with appro-
bation by the most respectable inhabitants on
the way. It is designed siMliply to illustrate
the condition of agriculture in the State of
New York, and especially in the County of
Oswego.-[N. Y. Jour. Com
Mammoth cheeses indeed But what are
the President and Vice President to do with
two such mighty cheeses! Eat them!! why
they would be known thereafter, as the Pres-
ident and Vice President of Caseivorous Mem-
We are strongly reminded of'the caricature
we once upon a time" saw, of the break-
ing up of the Cabinet." The Big Chair was
breaking to pieces; the rats frightened, were
escaping for their lives, running in every di-
rection; and our worthy President, barely
saving himself from a fall with the broken
chair, had placed his foot on the tail of one
of the rats, in order not to be forsaken by that
especial rat, but lo! the tail broke, and the
rat fled, tailless.
We think, that while these mighty big
cheeses last, there will be no danger of an-
other breaking up of the Cabinet."
The Commercial Herald says, that the
dust of Anthracite coal has been found to be
a valuable fuel for burning bricks. The dust
is mixed with the clay, and the kiln set on
fire as usual-when sufficiently heated, the
coal mixed with the brick ignites and burns
till its inflamable matter is exhausted, when
the bricks are found to be thoroughly burned.
The brick burned with this fuel has this
advantage-that instead of being hard on the
surface and soft in the centre, is harder in
the centre than on the surlrc-.
TEXAS.--It is said, that General Cos, the
brother-in-law of Santa Anna, and the Com-
mander-in-chief of the Mexican Army, ope-
rating against Texas, is only 22 years old,
and is highly esteemed as a brave and hon-
orable man, even by the people of Texas.
Mr. Dermott, in his medical lectures at
Soho, London, proposes to enable men to fly
by furnishing them with caps ald wings, in-,
flated with hydrogen gas. Was Sir R. S.
Hershell particular to determine that the Lu-
nar Vespertilio Homo" had not artificial
wings ? '
The schooner Davenport, from New York,
with fifty or sixty United States troops on
board, destined to Camp King, crossed the
bar yesterday. She is in the river below this
place, detained by head winds. .
The Georgian of the 4th inst. says,--"that
a call has been made in Charleston for vol-
unteers to go to Florida. Gen. Hayne presid-
ed as Chairman at the meeting."
(- The Circuit Preacher for Nassau
Mission, for the Conference year of 1836.
will preach at the following places:-
Black Creek, Sunday, January 31st.
Mandarin, Friday, February 5tb.
Jacksonville, Sunday, February 7th.
Trout Creek, Tuesday, February 9th.
And at the other places as was given out
by the preacher in charge. /
DR. EDWARD ALDRICH,
A GRADUATE OF THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF
Having chosen a permanent location at
Jacksonville, Duval County,
OFFERS HIS SERVICES IN THE PRACTICE OF
MEDICINE, SURGERY 8, OBSTETRICS,
S DR. ALDRICH may be found at Mr. I.
D. Hart's, and will be ready at all hours to
attend to calls.
Dec. 16, 1835. 42tf
The undersigned respectfully an-
ph* Onounces to the Public, that he in-
l ltendsqopening, early in October, the
Hotel known as PICOLATA HOUSE. The build-
ing having been greatly enlarged, will com-
fortably accommodate a numerous company,
the Rooms will be well furnished and the
Table richly supplied with the'best fare the
country -affords.: ,I
Picolata is situated on the St. Johns river,
forty miles above Jacksonville, and eighteen
miles West of St. Augustine; with a stage
communication, requiring only a ride of three
hours.-The climate is remarkably mild and
balmy, and being; exempt from the humidity
of the sea atmosphere, has proved highly
beneficial to invalids laboring under pulmo-
A Steamboat running weekly between this
place ahd Savannah, will afford every desira-
ble facility for communication between the
With these advantages, the undersigned
hopes by his unmemitted personal attention,
to render entire satisfaction to all who may
favor him with. their patronage.
JOHN P. LEVY.
Picolata, E. F. Sept.12. 8w38
T HE Subsbscriber has just received from
New York and Charleston, per Schr.
George and Mary, a full assortment 6f
ENGLISH AND WEST INVDIA GOODS,
3JNVD GROCERIES, ,
which he offers for sale at the lowest cash
'[ The highest price paid, for all kinds of
produce-such as-Cotton, Moss, Hides, Furs,
&c. &c. LIBBEY.
Black Creek, Nov. 19, 183. 39tt
ON ROUTE NO. 2471.
Leave St. Marys every Wednesday, at 2 P. M.
Arrive at Pablo every Thursday, by 7 P. M.
Leave Pablo every Friday, at 6 A. M.
Arrive at St. Augustine same day, by 6 P. M.
Leave St. Augustine every, Monday at 5 A.M.
Arrive at Pablo same day by 6 P. M'
Leave Pablo every Tuesday, at 5 A. M.
Arrive at St. Marys next day by 11 A. M.
Leave St Marys every Saturday, at 2 P. M.
Arrive at Jacksonville next day by 6 P. M.
Leave Jacksonville every Monday, at 5 A.M..
Arrive at St. Augustine same day by 6 P. M.
Leave St. Augustine every Thlursday, at 5
Arrive at Jacksonville same day by 6 P. M.
Leave Jacksonville every Friday, at 5 A. M.
Arrive At St Marys next day by 1 P. M.
CROSS ROUTEr---VIA St. JOHN'S BLUFF.
Leave Pablo every Friday, at 5 A. M.-
Arrive at Jacksonville same day by 12 M.
Leave Jacksonville same day, at 1 P.M.
Arrive at Pablo same day by 7 P. M.
ISAIAH D. HART, P. M.
Jacksonville July 31st. 1835.
NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS.
THERE will be a regular conveyance for
passengers once a week from St. Mary's
Geo., by Pablo to St. Augustine; toleave St.
Mary's every Wednesday,,at So'clock, P. M,
and arrive at Pablo next day.
Persons, who wish to avoid a night expo-
sure on the water, will find very comfortable
accommodations at Fernandina, at Mr. A.
Dias', Fand can leave Fernandina the next
morning and arrive at Pablo the same day.-
They can leave Pablo every Friday morning
at 4 o'clock, and arrive at St. Augustine at 6,
P. M. same day; leave St. Augustine every
Sunday, and arrive at Pablo same day.
SPassengers wishing to visit St. Augustine,
will be accommodated on reasonable terms.
Fare from St. Mary's by Pablo to St. Augus-
tine, $5. From St. Augustine to Pablo $3.
. There is also a safe boat which will run
once a week from Pablo to Jacksonville ; and
will depart and arrive so as to meet the mail
boat on its return from St. Mary's and the
stage as it arrives from St. Augustine. Fare
from Pablo to Jacksonville $2. All fare to
be paid at Pablo. C. TAYLOR.
-IThe Mail boat will leave Pablo for St.
Mary's every Tuesday and return, on Thurs-
day. The stage leaves Pablo every Friday
for St. Augustine and returns on the succeed
ding Sunday. (7m3
S hereby given to all persons, that the
Commanding Officers of the different
Guard Stations, have strict orders to arrest
and detain under guard, all slaves and free
colored persons found at large, except in
the actual service and in company with
their owner or overseer.
Persons are therefore requested to gov-
ern themselves accordingly,
Col. 4th Regt. F. M.
Jacksonville, Dec. 8,1835.
I shall make application to the next Coun-
ty Court of Columbia county, (which will
be held on the -first Monday in April next)
for a division of the cattle of ABEL G. LO-
PER, late of said county deceased ; all per-
sons having claims against said cattle will
render in their accounts on or before that
time. JAMES EDWARDS.
Dec. 4, 1835. 3m42
SIX weeks after date, I will apply to the
SHon. the Judge of the County Court of
Duval county, for letters o administration on
the estrte of CHARLES PO YT, late of said
county, deceased. JOSIAH FOGG.
/ Dec. 10,1835. 6w42
CLERK'S OFFICE-DUV L COUNTY,
Jacksonville, August 3d, 1835.
LL persons having anT deeds or other
instruments of writing to be recorded,
will please leave the money for recording the
same also-otherwise the eeds or other in-
struments will not be placed upon record until
the fees is paid.
Persons having papers o any kind already
recorded, will please call tnd pay for them,
as the work is done, and I 'want my pay ,
ISAIAH D. HART, Clerk.
Jacksonville, Aug.-3. 29tf
HAVING purchased BLdWCH1RD
S RIDER'S stock of Goods in this place,
and taken the store recently occupied by
them, I calculate to replenish the stock with
such articles as may be wanted to have a
good assortment for this market.
[lPurchasers will find it for their interest
to call as above.
[Pay on delivery of the goods..
Jacksonville, Sept. 8, 1835. 35tf
HE Co-partnership heretofore existing
under the name ofL. CURRIER & Co. has
been dissolved by the death of ELIJAH WIL-
LIAMS. All persons having demands against
the said firm,vare requested to present the
same; and all persons -indebted to said firm,
to make payment to the subscriber, who is
authorised to receive the same.
November 10, 1835. 0
RAIL ROAD COMPANY.
VOTICE is hereby given, that a meeting
I of the Stockholders of the East Florida
Rail Road Company, will'be held on the first
Monday of February, 1836, at 34 o'clock, P.
M. at No. 1, Commercial Wharf, in the City
of Boston, to choose Directors for the year
ensuing, agreeably to the act of incorporation.
SAM'L S. LEWIS, President.
Boston, Nov. 24,1835. 42
A LL persons having demands against the
Estate of MAdRY HOBKIRK, deceased,
are requested to present them duly attested,
to the undersigned, on or before the 1st day
of February next, and all persons indebted to
said Estate are requested to make immediate
JAMES HOBKIRK, } E
WILLIAM J. MILLS. Ex'rs.
Jacksonville, Oct. 1, 1835. 38tf l
St. John's Bluff.
T HE Public are informed that a line of
Covered Bariuches will run between
Tallahassee and Jacksonville, to leave this
plaoe every Monday.
[I Forty pounds baggage will be allowed
to each passenger, and for any greater weight,
one cent per pound will be charged for every
UFare through, each way, $25.
JAMES M.: HARRIS.
Jacksonville, Jan. 14. 3tf
DRYfOODS, GROCERIES, &c.
""HE Subscriber respectfully informs the
'L Public, that he has just returned from
New York, with an entire new .and full as-
sortment of Dry Goods, Hardware and Cut-
lery, Shoes and Hats, Groceries and Provi-
sions, Drugs and Medicines, Crockery and
Glass Ware. And hopes by his attention, to
merit a share of their patronage, and assures
them, that his Goods will be sold at a reason-
able price for Cash, or in barter for country
produce. H. H. PHILIPS.
N. B.-CASH paid for Cotton, Hides, Deer
Skins, Tallow, Beeswax, Moss, &c.
Jacksonville, Nov. 20. 40tf
THE Subscriber has just received a com-
plete assortment of English and West
India Goods, and Groceries, which are offered
for sale at the lowest prices.
T n M x
JACKSONVILLE TO ST. AUGUSTINE.
HE Subscriber will runa good Barouche
and good Horses from Jacksonville to
St. Augustine, once a week; tq leave this
place every Monday morning, and arrive in
St. Augustine on the evening of the same day.
Returning-will leave St. Augustine on
Wednesday morning, and arrive at this place
on the evening of the same day.
[U]Forty pounds baggage will be allowed
to each passenger, and for any greater weight,
one cent per pound will be charged for every
ten miles. :,
9]Fare each'way $5.__
Picolata, Nov. 10.
J. P. LEV Y.
THE Subscriber has just received from
JL New York, a full supply of Fall and
Winter Goods, consisting of
120 barrels best Canal Flour,
100 half do do do
75 bbls Pilot Bread,
30 do Irish Potatoes,
20 hhds New England Rum,
4000 lbs Bacon,
4000 do best Soap,
IQ quintals Cod Fish,
20 kegs Goshen Butter,
40 bags best Coffee
Mess & Prime Pork, Molasses, Sugar, Rice,
Mackerel, White Beans, Rum, Brandy, Hol-
land and American Gin, Irish Whiskey,
Wines, Porter, Lemon Syrup, &c. &c.
A large assortment of Dry Goods-Boots
& Shoes, Crockery, Glass, Stone, Hard and
Hollow warea, &c. &c.
Cotton Bagging, Twine, Rope, &c.
All of which will be sold at the lowest cash
prices. M. K. PINCKSTON.
Jacksonville, Nov. 19, 1835. 39tf
R. B. GREGORY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
HAS opened an office in Jacksonville, for
the practice of the Law, in the several
Courts of Duval and of the adjoining coun-
He pledges himself, that all business en-
trusted to his care, shall receive prompt and
Jacksonville, July 15, 1835. 29tf
By George K. Walker, Secretary, and Acting
Governor of Florida.
WHEREAS, an Election was held on the
first Monday in May, 1835, for the
election of a Delegate to the next Congress
of the Uiited States, for the Territory of
Florida; and whereas atsaid election, JOSEPH
M. WHITE received a greater number of
votes than any other individual, as appears
by the returns legally made to me :
Now, therefore, in pursuance of law, I do
hereby proclaim the said Joseph M. White,
duly elected the Delegate from this Territory
to the next Congress of the United States.
AGiven under my hand this 28th day of
August, A. D. 1835. G. K. WALKER.
H. H. PHILIPS.
Jacksonville, Feb. 2.
20,000 LBS. OF BLACK MOSS
T HE Subscriber will purchase the above
quantity of Black Moss, if delivered in
Savannah previous to 1st October, in large
or small quantities.
J. W. MORRELL.
SIX Weeks from date, I shll apply to the
Hon. the Judge of the-County Court of
Duval County, for letters of administration
on the estate of FRANCIS FjULK, late of
said County, deceased. ,
.n 1-DEMPSEf BYROM.
January 7, 1,'36.- .. 6w46
Savannah, June 17.
ALL persons having demands against the
Estate of Mrs. CLE.MJVTINE GAU
TIER, dec. will present them properly attest-
ed, and all persons indebted to said Estate,
will make immediate payment to
W. B, ROSS.
Jacksonville, July 25, 1835. 29tf
FACTORAGE & COMMISSION
HE Subscribers intend establishing on
the first November, a branch of their
House in Charleston, S. C. for the transac-
tion of Factorage and Commission Business,
under the firm'of W. KING & Co. to be con-
ducted by their partner W. King, and would
respectfully offer their services in both the
cities of Charleston and Savannah, to their
friends and the public.
THE subscribers having disposed of all
their stock of goods to Mr. WILLIAM
RIDER, and having taken the store lately oc-
cupied by them; they cheerfully recommend
their customers to patronize him.
Mr. Rider is fully authorised to settle all
our Book accounts contracted in our store
business. Those indebted to us either by
note or book account, are requested to call at
hts store and pay the same without delay, or
suits will be commenced.
BLANCHARD & RIDER.
Jacksonville, Sept. 17th, 1835. 35tf
A LL-persons having claims against the
estate of the late JOHN F. BROWN" de-
ceased, and all persons indebted to said es-
tate, are requested to present their claims and
make payment of their debts, to F. J. JUD-
soN of St. Marys, Geo. or J. G. BRowN of
New Orleans, Executors.
, F. J. JUDSON, Executor.
Dec. 3d, 1835. 41tf
T WO Copper Stills, nearly new one con-,
taining two hundred gallons, with a
heater of the same capacity; the other con-
taining fifty gallons, which will be disposed
of at terms advantageous to the purchaser.
For further particulars inquire of O. BUD-
INTON, Esq. Whitesville, or at this office.
Jacksonville, May 6. 19tf
R. & W. KING.
Savannah,. Oct. 5, 1835.
I WILL hold a Magistrates Court at the
Court-house in Jacksonville, on the Sec-
ond Saturday in each month, at 10 o'clock, A.
M. In my absence, any business left with
0. M. Dorman Esq. will be punctually at-
tended to. S. STREETER,
Justice of the Peace.
June 17. ; 25
SIX Weeks from date, I shall apply to*the
Honorable the Judge of Dilval County,
for letters of Ad ministratfon on the Estate of
CHARLES HO YT, deceased.
Jacksonville, Dec. 3, 6w41 -
B LANKS'ofall descriptions Printed at
at this Office, at short notice.
D]Also, Job Work in a handsome sktre,
and on reasonable terms.
*** Justice, Blanks-Deeds-Billae of La-
ding-Manifests, &c. constantly for sale at
this office. ".. ,
T this Office, an apprentice to the Print-
A ing business, fifteen or sixteen years old,
of good moral character and industrious bab-
its, to such an one liberal encouragement will
be. lbred.I Nov. 19.
STORE TO LET.
rP HE .STORE at MANDARIN r
.IL cently occupied by E. A. C
IBgHE', Esq. will' be rented on fa
terms. Itis a good stand for business, ai
possession can be had immediately.
Apply to C. READ, near the premises.
Mandarin, Ahgust 3, 1835. 29tf
INFCuENCE.-Nobody is without influ-
ence. The smallest atom in the universe
hath its influence on every other atom -
The smallest drop of dew that falls into
the ocean, hath its influence on the tides-
the everlasting pulses of that ocean. All
bodies, whether moral or physical, gravi-
tate towards the centre of the universe.-
From the deepset vaults above-the cav-
erns of the stars-down to the deepest
place of all the earth or sea, where trees
flower to the thunder, and the coral of
the profoundest depths blossom to a per-
petual hurricane-there is not an insect-
an atom-a mote-which hath not an im-
mediate and everlasting influence upon the
very stars themselves-and upon the sted-
fast foundations of the earth,
CONVERSATION IN A D(WN-EAST KITCH-
EN.-" Who is coming here to-day ?" said
"A tutor from Cambridge," answered
"What is a tutor,?" asked Polly.
"A tutor? law me mercy child, don't
you know ?" said Becky.
Why, he's 4 person what tutes !"
"Why, la bliss me, where is this news-
paper printed !"1 exclaimed an elderly lady
after reading the long list of marriages
which lately appeared in a paper publish-
ed in Marion county, Ohio. "If it isn't
from 'Marrying county,' I declare!" she
added on examining the title, Now dos-
en't that make bdth ends meet finely ? La,
what a suitable inme!"
A man in Oh has been sentenced to
fifteen' years inprisonment for having
thirteen wives !
THE STEAM1q PAC KET
TO THE PUBLIC.
HE SUBSCRIBER, having purchased
The Southern Agriculturalist from its late
Editor and proprietor, Mr. John D. Legare
solicits the support of the friends of Agricul-
ture, and of the interests connected with it,
throughout the Southern States. He has
published this work for Mr. Legare from its
ommencement, in the year 1828, and he is
thus practically acquainted with the mode in
which it should be conducted. Its publica-
tion will be continued on the same terms and
in the same manner as heretofore with such
improvements as his experience may suggest.
As the subscriber is solicitous to make this
Journal the vehicle for dissemminating useful
information, not only with regard to estab-
lished systems of husbandry, but also experi-
mental efforts in Agriculture and Horticul-
ture, he invites free and unrestricted commu-
nication from all persons occupied in these
pursuits. Let no one- imagine that solitary
facts or isolated exp ,I tue t
facts or isolated experiments are too trivial to
be communicated. 411 systematic knowl-
edge is but the aggreg te of humble particu-
lars; and Science, in' every department, is
brought to perfection, ot through tihe instru-
mentality of a single e rraordinary mind, but
by the contribution (0f particulars by many
individuals, and generally after the lapse of
many years, he is desirous, therefore, to have
as many facts to record as can be furnished ;
and from the planter, who is systematic in
his experimental labors, an account of his
failures as well a his successful efforts, will
be acceptable. If the last are worthy of being
recorded that they may be imitated, the first
should be noted in order to be shunned.
The subscriber hopes that this appeal to his
fellow citizens of the South, will not be in
vain. It would be a reproach to our Planters
to meet the fate of the Southern Review. Of
the last it may be justly said, that it was suf-
fered to fall, when it was not only rearing for
us a well merited fame as a literary people,
but it was also vindicating the Southern hab-
its from the unjust aspersions which have
been so liberally bestowed upon us out of our
section of country. The "Southern Agri-
culturalist" in some measure supplies the
place of the Scruthern Review,, so far as re-
gards the circumstances last alluded to. If
serves as a Register not only of methods of
Husbandry, but also of facts relating to our
system o6 Slavery. The subjects of the deci-
plixie, the treatment, the characters of our
Slaves, are fairly suited to its pages, and
constitute topics as interesting and important
as any which can engage either our own at-
tention or the attention of those abroad, who
feel a legitimate interest in our concerns.
Thesubscriber begs leave, in conclusion,
to remark, that if he had not undertaken to
continue the publication of this Periodical, it,
most probably, would have been either re-
moved from our city, or been suspended.
Whether it will be in his power to continue it,
will depend not only on the Pecuniary but
the Literary Contributions of Southern Plan
ters. He confidently now leaves this matter
in their hands, feeling a full assurance that
there is wanting on the part of our Planters,
neither the liberality nor mental energies ne-
cessary to sustain the Southern Agriculturist.
A. E. MILLER, Publisher.
Charleston, S. C. Dec. 1, 1834.r
Persons desirous of subscribing can apply
to W. T. WILLIAMS, Savannah, or at this
PRETTY FAIR.-We copy the following
from the Cleaveland (Ohio) Observer. It
is a pretty fair specimen of the Munchau-
*en style of story telling:-
"Mr. Zepheniah Swift, who resides in
the upper part of this village, had, on Thurs-
day last, a most singular encounter with a
bear. While returning from a pedestrian
in the country, he was chased by the ani-
mnal, and finding himself losing ground, he
made a halt at the foot of a steep hill,
down which the bear was coming with
wide distended jaws, all ready for a mouth-
ful. With great presence of mind, Mr. S.
stood firmly at his post, and presented his
fist to the mouth of the bear, who ran upon
it with great violence and did not stop until
he had imbibed the whole arm of our hero,
who taking a stronrig hold internally, with
a sudden jerk turned his foe completely
wrong side out, consequently heading him
the other way, and he soon disappeared
over the hills from whence he came."
HINTS TO MECHANIcs.-When you' are
obliged to obtth credit for your stock, be
very careful to whom you apply,' as a
creditor who is himself "in the screws,"
may ruin you. Never get credit for small
sums-nor for any sum in different places;
better owe what you are obliged to at one
place, and to one man. Every man to
whom you owe five dollars, will trouble
you as much, it not more, than the one to
whom you owe an hundred. It is easier
to satsify one man than twenty. Give to
your best customers only short credit; and
when it has expired collect promptly.-
Be diligent in your business-faithful to
your word-moderate 'in your expendi-
tures-temperate in your habits-just in
your dealings-correct in your principles--
get married to a good girl-and you may
defy lawyers, sheriffs, duns, prisons, and
the blue devils.
THE NUPTIALS.-A young Scotchman
HE above company take this method oif
informing the public that they have
purchased two Steamboats, the MACON
and EXCEL, which boats are to run regu-
larly between Darien and Macon, leaving
Darien once every week with two tow boats.
The steamboats will draw only 26 inches oif
water with two good engines in each. The
company have been at great expense to place
this line of steamboats in the Ocmulgee and
Altamahaand rivers,would respectfully solicit
the patronage of the public. This line will
be a great facility for merchants who wish to
ship their goods by the way of Savannah or
Darien, to Hawkinsville and Macon or in
shipping Cotton to Savannah. Arrange-
ments have been made to forward cotton or
goods without detention between Savannah
No exertion or expense will be spared to
give the greatest despatch to goods or cotton
shipped by this line.
Agents for the above boats :
L. BALDWIN & CO. Savannah.
J. GODDARD & GO. Macon.
MITCHEL & COLLINS, Darien.
J. E. & B. DELENO, Charleston.
Dec. 1834. 1
WTTLL run once a week from Savannah
Wto Picolata, touching at Darien, St.
Mary's, and Jacksonville.
R. & W: KING,
Agents at Savannah.
p Freight payable by shippers. All slave
passengers must be cleared at the Custom-
Conveyances for St. Augustine, in readi-
ness at Picolata.
July Ij 1835.
SUNDAY MORNING NEWS.
HEHE Sunday morningg News has now been
r T before 'the public for upwards of three
i months, and if aOy criterion can be drawn
from the number of its patrons and subscrib-
Sers, it has met with a flattering acceptance,
and the principles it has been guided by in
its management, have been approved and
sanctioned. As a consequence of its increas-
ed circulation, its advertising friends have
come toward in large numbers; and, as it may
now be considered fairly afloat, and rising on
the tide of public favor, it affords an admiral
ble vehicle for the dissemination of such in-
telligence as those engaged in business wish
to communicate to their correspondents and
The number of papers supplied to casual
enquirers, in addition to the regular subscri-
bers, on Sundays, is very great, and is con-
stantly increasing; which is another proof of
popular approbation, and a sign of the attrac-
tive character of its general and miscellane-
Under these favorable circumstances the
Sunday Morning News will proceed with re-
doubled confidence and energy, in laboring
to gratify the curiosity and taste of the pub-
lic, in all the various items of intelligence
which form the staple of a weekly journal.-
The man of business will be sure to find
therein the most recent and correct informa-
tion upon the state of the foreign and domes-
tic markets, the current of business, the arri-
val of vessels, and every thing connected
with mercantile affairs; the politician will
meet with a faithful abstract of the move-
ments of parties, with legislative proceedings
here, together with details of the political
operations on the continent of Europe, and
every other quarter of the globe: the lover of
varied and diversified reading will find the
means of gratifying his appetite as copiously
supplied as possible; while the admirers of
literature will be sure to discover something
to suit their tastes, in the choicest extracts
from native and foreign periodicals, and in
the contributions of popular and approved
writers. The tone preserved throughout, will
be that of scrupulous morality, so that the
most fastidious shall have nothing to object
to on this score-and the wish of the proprie-
tor, as it has been and will continue to be his
duty as well as his desire, shall be to unite
in its columns in well arranged and digested
order, all that is sound and elegant in litera-
ture, amusing in art, instructive in the scien-
ces, and necessary for a correct appreciation
of passing events.
The popularity now enjoyed by this journal,
will be the best guarantee for a careful adhe-
rence to the means by which it was acquired;
and the patronage hitherto extended towards
it, the most flattering encouragement to a
perseverance in the same course.
New York, August 16.
CABINET FURNITURE WARE-
AMES H. COOKE, No. 100, Broadway,
New York, offers for sale every kind and
quality of Sofas-Sideboards-Secretaries-
ook Cases-Tables of all descriptions-
Chairs of every quality-High post and
French Bedsteads of Mahogany and Maple-
Hair and Moss Mattrasses-Feather Beds-
Looking Glasses-Carpets-and a full as-
sortment of every thing, necessary to furnish
April 7. 3wl5
SUGAR MILL FOR SALE.
A GREAT BARGAIN is offered, in the
sale of a New Sugar Mill, from" West
Point Foundry; diameter of Centre Roller,
two feet twoand a half inches, and two outer
ones, one foot ten and one-fourth inches-
with Iron cogs, points, &c, as also a set of
Kettles from the noted Foundry in Scotland,
known by name of the Carran Foundry, war-
ranted and proof, as malleable Iron. The ca-
pacity of the grand Kettle is three hundred
gallons, and proportioned, or graduated to
sixty gallons, being four to the set; all of
which, with Coolers, Vats, and a Cistern to
contain thirty hogsheads of Syrup, will be
disposed of, if applied for shortly, for at least
twenty-five per cent below cost.
A line directed to E. B. COX, on Sidon
Plantation, McIntosh County, Georgia, (as
Manager,) will be attended to.
March 12. 4wll
Y An act passed by the Legislative Coun-
cil of this Territory, at its lasfsession
and approved by the Governor, FeT. 14th,
1835, the Subscribers were appointed Com-
missioners to open Books and receive sub-
scription for the stock of a Bank to be loca-
ted in this Town, to be called THE BANK
In pursuance of which the Subscribers
hereby give notice,,that the Books for Sub-
scription for the stock in said Bank, will be
opened in this Town, at the Counting-Room
of Messrs. Blanchard & Rider, corner ot
Bay and Liberty streets, at 10 o'clock, A. M.
on the fourth day of May next.
W. J. MILLS,
ISAIAH D. HART.
Jacksonville, E. F. April 2d, 1835.
A VALUABLE COTTON PLANTATION, pleas-
antly situated, and healthy, on the St.
Johns' river, in Duval county, Florida, four
miles above the growing town of Jackson-
ville, containing 500 acres, of which one half
(250 acres) is good planting land, in a com-
pact body, and under fence. It has a good
Dwelling House, with all the other necessary
buildings required on a Plantation. Those
who wish to purchase, can call on JOSIAH
GATES, who is on the place and will aid
them in dh examination of the premises.-
They will have a view of the present crop,
and from him, or the subscriber at St. Mary's,
Georgia, may obtain the terms of sale.
Jacksonville, Aug. 1'7. 4w31
having wooed a buxom damsel, persuaded
her to accompany him to q.ttish Jus-
tice of the peace to have S ceremony
performed. They stood very meekly un-
4er the operation, till the magistrate was
laying the damsel under obligations to obey
her husband. Say no more about that,
sir," said the half made husband, "if this
hand remains upon thisbody, I'll make
her obey me!" "Are we married yet ?"
said the exasperated maiden to this ratifier
of covenants between man and woman.--
."No," ,vid the wondering Justice. "Ah!
Very well," cried she, "we will finish the
remainder to-morrow !" and away skipped
the damsel, congratulating herself on her
AN OLD F ox.-A person 'had for many
years owned a fox, on whom he set much
value on account of his docility. One day
he made his escape, and his owner pursu-
ed him, but cold not get a sight at him.
At length he met a stammering fellow, and
accosted him with much haste and earn-
estness:-" Have you seen my fox ?"--
D-d-d-did he h-ha-have a 1-long b-b-bu-
bushy t-tail ?" "Yes; which way did he
go, tell me ?" We-wer-well ; d-d-did he
ha-have a great 1-long p-p-peaked nose ?"
"Yes, yes; blast your picture! tell me
where he went!" "N-now I v-vo-vow
you, 1 guess I-I ha-ha'nt s-s-seen him!"
TWo gentlemen of the city, of Bath, hayv
ing high words at a coffee-house, one of
them was seen the next morning taking
the mean revenge of chalking "rascal"
upon the street door of his opponent. The
latter afterwards called at his hose, and
was informed by the servant that his mas-
ter was not at home, but asked if he would
leave any message for hhm. No" replied
he, (you may tell him 1tmerely called out
Sof compliment, having been informed that
he left his name at my,
A stout country fellow, inured to hard
labor, complained frequently at breakfast,
that he could -not eat o such nick-nacks as
ham, eggs, sausages, &c., but wanted some.-
thing solid. The good lady of the house
finally told him he should have something
solid the it morning, when she set him
a table by himself, on which she placed a
quart of hard. cider, and a large pewter
platter containing a beetle and wedges.
SCAPED from the Jail ofMonroe Coun-
ty, Southern District of Florida, a pris-
oner by the name of JA.(ES- S. SIMONDS,
who was committed to my custody on three
indictments found by the grand jury of said
County, on the several charges of murder,
piracy, and larceny, and made his escape by
means of false keys on the night of the 14th
inst. He is a native of New Hartford, (Con.)
a mariner, and has been for several years in
command of trading and wrecking vessels,
and at one time commanded the Schr.'Lydia
of Philadelphia. He is about thirty years of
age, five feet five or six inches high, has a
down cast guilty look, dark sallow complex-
ion, but from close confinement for several,
months had become somewhat pale, has are-
markable scar on his head and some scars
about his face. He is well known in New
York where his wife's connexions reside.
I will give the above reward if he is secur-
ed in any Jail in the United States, or the
same reward with all reasonable expenses if
delivered to me at Key West.
THOMAS EASTIN, U. S. Marshal.
Key West, July 25, 1835.
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Tallahassee, March 8th, 1835. $
Y an act passed 21st November, 1829, it
is provided that all Bonds executed by
Auctioneers, shall be forwarded by the Judge
of the County Court to the Treasurer of the
Territory of Florida; and thatall Auctioneers
shall quarterly in each year commencing on
the 1st of January, transmit to the Treasurer
under oath, taken before some Judge, a copy
of all sale effected by him, with the amount
and at what time and place, and for whom
the same was made. Now, all Auctioneers
are required to take notice of said law, and
conform to it, or suits upon their Bonds must
be instituted. Judges of the County Courts
are requested without delay, to forward,
droperly certified and approved, the Bonds of
Auctioneers in their possession.
Treasurer of the Territory of Florida.
LAND AT ST. PABLO
HE Subscriber offers for sale for cash, or
prime Negroes, or good acceptances,-
the following tract of fine Live Oak ham-
mock land on St. Pablo Creek, bounded as
follows, viz:-on the West bylablo Creek,.
on the North by Winslow Fosfer's land, on
the East and South by lands of Cornelius
Taylor, containing two hundred and thirty-
three acres. For particulars apply to
I. D. HART, or
Jacksonville, Jan. 22. 4tf
RANAWAY from the subscri-
" 1 ber, about two months since,
his two negro fellows, George
and John. Georgc ,a South
S Carolinian born, is about 40
years old, of the middle size,
well built, he stammers so
much that at times it is diffi-
cult to understand what he says.
John, an African born, is about 28 years
old, middle size, stout, fat, and of a very black
complexion., Both jobbing carpenters. Those
two negroes are probably lurking in the
neighborhood ofWhitesvil.le, on Black Creek,
Duval County, E. F., where they have their
wives& George at Mr. S. Y. Garey's and John
at Mr. Brown's.
The above reward will be paid by Mr.
Francis Gue,, erchant in St. Augustine-
thirty dollars on the delivery in the jail of
said city of each of said negroes; besides the
reasonable expenses incurred to bring them
there, or on the delivery to the person sent
to receive them at any place where they may
be secured with the proper information giv-
en, to that effect to the said Francis Gue.
M. DE FOUGERES.
St. Augustine, July 1. 29
JOHN A. SILLOWAY,
Real Estate and Merchandize Broker, Nq., 26,
Exchange-street, Boston, Mass.
WILL attend to the selling and buying
of Real Estate, in *ery part of the
United States. People desirous of emigrat-
ing from one part of the Union to .another,
can always receive correct information by
applying at his office. He willreceide orders
for various kinds of Merchandize,"delivered
at any part of the Union. Communications
addressed to him will be promptly attended
to. Jan. 1, 1835.
ALL persons indebted to the subscriber,
either by Note or Book account, are re-
quested to settle the same without delay; and
no credit will be given at my store after the
10th March. HARDY H. PHILIPS.
Jacksonville, March 3. I0tf