Key West enquirer
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Title: Key West enquirer
Alternate title: Enquirer
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J. Atkinson
Place of Publication: Key West Fla
Creation Date: April 2, 1836
Publication Date: 1834-
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Key West (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Monroe County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Monroe -- Key West
Coordinates: 24.559167 x -81.784031 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 15, 1834)-
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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be made to provide for our subscribers a matters relating to Estates, Guardians,(obtaining!:supplies of provisions, wood'or
The Key West Inquirer. pleasant and useful fireside companion. Wards, &c. arc held by the Judges in the water,shall depart without being subject to I'

7-' In return wo ask the liberal support of the several counties semi-annually. the above ordinances, unices the master of ;;
rt'DLtsIlEDr.EKLY: AT public. E. CHANDLER.C. the said vessel! shall request n pilot to take {{

FIVE DOLLARS!' PER ANNUM. R. SESSIONS. APPELLATE COURT. charge of such vessel and take her out over .
distance must in Tallahassee,Mid. Flor. The Court of Appeals consisting of the tho Bar ; for which services he shall receive -
-Subscribers at pay
(() ( j Editors friendly to the advancementof Judges of the several Superior Courts is the usual rates of I pilotage. All pilots detained 1
advance, or have an agent in this city literature, will confer a favor by giving held annually at Tallahassee ou the first on board ol any vessel by the request

ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of the) above an insertion in their paper. Monday in January. of her commander, shall receive for

One Dollar and Fifty Cents per square, (of M19131 C. & S._ each and every day's service three dollars
fifteen lines,) for the first insertion, and FLORIDA DIRECTORY.Compiled .- OFFICERS OF 'THE CUSTOMS. :per day, over and above his pilotage. Fishing '

Scvcutv-Five Cents for each subsequent District of St. Al&gustine.-Collc, John Smacks Wrecking Vessels: shall note
continuance. Alt Advertisements will be for the Key West Inquirer. Rodman. be subject to this ordinance.Sec. .

continued until otherwise ordered. None' Any error will be corrected, and addition 4. Be it further, ordained Thai any

will be considered less than n I made on the Editor's being notified of such District of Pcnsacola-Collector, Robert vossel having passed tile buoy on the Bar of
error or omission. Mitchell. R. A. Mitchell. Surveyor the North West
Inspector, Passage, before having I
:::p- No subscription will bo discontinued "''m. M. Loftin. been boarded by n pilot, shall not bo obligedto

(unless at the option of the Editor,) until all EXECUTIVE. take the same ; but in case a pilot goes ; ion

arrears are paid. Governor, JOIN II. EATON. Secretary, District of St. John*-Collector, James board by the request of tier captain>,> then ,

All letters to the Editor on business, GKOUGE K. WALKER.LEGISLATURE. Dell. Inspector, Horatio J. Dexter. he shall receive the usual pilotage. $ t i
Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That all r .
must be Post Paid. District of St. Marks-Collector, Jesse II. vessels hound into the l'ortof Key West, ;

--A -- -- ----- The Legislative Council is! composed of Willis Inspector Burr II. Duval. Inspector and spoken by n pilot, Boca Chic.i bearing

PROSPECTUSOF twenty-six members, divided among nineteen Augustus Steele-Tampa Day. North, or North Westerlyshall pay full .
Counties, as follows. Leon, Four; pilotage at the same rates as though she had

'Escambia, Two; Gadsden, Two ; Jackson, District of Apalachicola-Collector, G. J. been brought In over the main ship channel.. c<
The Florida Intelligencer. Two; Jefferson Two; tit. Johns Too;'I Floyd inspector, W. U. Price. All vessels arriving and not hating. been

been of invidious Walton, Washington, Franklin, l\1adisoll,1 spoken by a pilot before passing (the above
I has frequently a subject
r Hamilton, Columbia, Alachua Duval,I'as- named limit, and being three miles from the
observation, that amidst so populous are "* : District of Key West-Collector, William
-.,'. _; :o, llillsborough, and Monroe, light house OD Key West,shall only be sub,
that of Florida A. Whitchead. and
intelligent a community as inspector Deputy
One eacluDelegate ject to half
native if the term Collector Adam Gordon. pay pilotngc ; but if not spoken
so few newspapers!! ( maybe inspector, Stephen until after tho aforesaid
used have been sustained. We R. passing limits in
( decently Mallory. Temp. Weghcr; and
I ) to Congress, JOSEPH M. WHITE. that case sho shall be from
have all seen and deplored the evil; but the Gauger, William II. Wall. Appraisers, exempted paying
pilotage.Sec. ,
people of the Territory are certainly a Charles M. Wells, George E. Weaver.. any :
ELECTIONS.The 6. Be it further
reading people; and it is thought that the Inspectors, Charles Howe, Indian Key. ordained, That! all
fault (if fault there be) can in almost every elections! for members of Legislative John Dubose, Cape Florida. vessels arriving through the West Pass, and '
instance be traced,cither to the incapacityor Council take place annually on the second Charlotte Harbor-Inspector, Alexander the East end of the Dry Rocks, to'the 1
) negligence of those intrusted with the Monday in October ; and Delegate to Congress Patterson. Westward of Send Key, bearing Southwest, ,
management of the papers which have here Biennially on the first Monday in shall pay full pilotage, bit if not spoken! until .

tofore successively been projected. In the May. BANKS. passing" the aforesaid limits, nnd being t

City ofTallahassee alone, as we are informed JUDICIARY. Dank of West Florida .J\palachicola"clmr., three miles from Key West light, only half

a print has been unwaveringly and toted 1829-Capital, $500,000.! pilotage shall be recovered, but if spoken ",. '
steadily, for several years; but probably it Superior Courts, having Admiralty Ju President after passing the aforesaid limits, shall beexempted
has not met with the entire approval of all rid iclion. Cashier. from paying pilotage.Sec. .

parties, and under the persuasion that another EASTERN IUTRlcT--comprising the 7. Bolt further ordained, That alt
Bank of I'cnsacola
and a different print would be acceptable Counties Nassau: St. Johns, Duval, Columbia Chartered, 1831-Cap pilots'who shall bring a vessel into this port,
to some and not altogether displeasingto Alachua, llillsborough aud part of President ital $2,500,000. shall be entitled to carry her out,nolens the
others,we have been induced to issue the Mosquito.Judge Walter Gregory. Cashier, commander can show good and sufficient
present Prospectus. ROBERT IAYMONDREID. Attorney, James Catlin. cause to the contrary. Any vessel arriving

In assuming the charge of a public Press, THOMAS DOUGLASS. Marshal, SAMUELIti.Ain. : Bank of St. at this port without a pilot, shall have liberty ,- i
Augustine. Chartered 1831, depart without) a pijot unless
we orofess to be fully aware of the responsi the cap.
Capital! R3O0.OGU. lain. II.IIII :".i." .. .. ..
bilities devolving upon us. It is an engine ---r"-" --- --- 1
of irnmen.e; power, and when wisely conducted The regular terms arc held as follows:- (Not )ct in operation.) Sec. ". If any pilot shall speak a vessel

is calculated to advance the hest interests For bt. Johns and Mosquito Counties, at Merchants bound to this port, outside the limits, and
of humanity. This paper is intend. St. Augustine oil the second Mondays in and Planters Rank of Florida, the captain of said vessel shall refuse to
March and October. For iSissau Tallahassee, Chartered If32. take a pilot he shall
ed to subserve those interests. Cherishingan County, be .l liable to pay full
ardent attachment to the free institutionsof on the second Mondays in April l and No Capital $200,000. pilotage, and tho pilot so speaking him shall

our native soil, we shall ever endeavorto vember. For Alachua,Columbia and Hills- President Cashier, bo entitled to carry said vessel out, unless "i

support them, and to impress on the mindsof borough Counties, Ncwnansville, on the Central the captain refuses to tako a pilot out, iu
( the people a due sense of the inestimable Wednesdays after the third Mondays in Chartered Bank of Florida, Tallahassee, which. case the pilot shall, be entitled to half, t
they have inherited. To this April and November. Aud for Duval :uuuty 1832-Capital $1,000,000. pilotage out.
end our columns will on all occasions be op. at Jacksonville the first Mondays ir President, Den A.Chaires. Cashier. Leslie Sec. .9: All pilotage! shall, be recoverable ;

en to the advocates of any rational systemof May and December. Chancery terms are Thompson. forthwith before any justice of the peace i1
held at St. Augustine on the second Mou- upon affidavit of that lie
general education ;;believing we do, Commercial Bank any pilot, spoke
that they only who understand their rights, days in July and September Chartered! 1832 of Flori Apalachicola, said vessel or boarded her outside of the '

can best appreciate and will most watchfully -Capital $500,000 prescribed limits, and that the captain of
guard them. The public authorities, MIDDLE DISTRICT Comprising tho Counties (Not yet in operation.) said vessel refuses to pay pilotage or half

t in due administration of their lawful powers, of Leon, Gadsdeo, Hamilton,Jeflersou Uniou Bank pilotage, in or out as tho case may be.
and Madison. of Florida,'Tallahassee, Char- Sec. 10. All
will bo sustained-but, should an occasion pilots shall have a good and
unfortunately present itself to our notice, Judge, THOMAS RANDALL. Attorney, President toyed 1833; -Capital 3000000.; sufficient pilot boat to cruise outside of the
John G.
we will not hesitate to denounce what we JAMES D. WESTCOTT. Aiarsual, THOMAS Gamble, Cashier' Join Reef, and the name of such pilot boat shall

may conceive to be an a /use. To promote ESTIN HANDOL'U. I Parkhill. he painted iri legible letters in her mainsail i
morality-the general prosperity of our i with the number of her branch underneath.
Bank of Florida
common country and especial! the full de. The regular terms are held as follows Mariana,'Char the same. '
velopement of the rich resources of this For Hamilton County, at on the first tered 1834-Capital $7 ,OOO. -- ----,--..roA -- ....r -.r

Territory-to encourage the observance of Mondays in June and December. For (Not IQ operation.) p Resort for, Invalids. V; .

an orderly deportment in society-to fostera Madison County, at San Pedro, on the Bank of -- ,
of emulation Thursdays after the first in June Chartered 1335.
spirit generous among out Mondays
industrious citizens in their respective and Pecember. And for the remainder of| Capital 75000. .

branches of business. These are among the District, at i ailahabsee on the first (Not'" yet- operation.- ) .
our objects. Mondays in Ap+it awl tctober.iVESTERN For the information of transient- ---vessels- Jg

In the proceedings of the Federal Guy pausing Key West, we give" the (ollowipJlATJ SUBSCRIBER
ernment Floridians are as intimately con- DISTRIcT-Comprising the >> having nettled tit
cerned other OF PJLOTAGKas himself on Indian Key, has deter
as any citizens of the United Counties Escambia.lton, aslnugtou
States, and entertain interest established mined to open a HOUSE for boarding and
as lively an Franklin and Jackson. : by the County Court.
the doctrines it avows and the measures it i Judge, JOHN A. CAME:Roy. Be it ordered the lodging, and believing it to be one of limo
Attorney, by County Court, that all moat fa Qrahlt! situations in the
pursues. Its acts and principles, therefore, GEORGE WALKER. Marshal, J. W. EXUM, Vessels! shall be subject to the States for United '
following who
will not improperly become the subjects of persons are buffering from
I'ilotage. "
calm but the pulmonary,dispeptic and numerous ,
at same time thorough consid chronic
The terms held follows Sec. I. All vessel of Wardrawiogb ) diseases and
eration. In the regular are as obliged to seek a
of the refuge from
politics Territory, een 'uu T
For Ebcawbia ountyat Penacolaon the and not more J the chill blasts eta northern
of course a part must be taken not that 0'( winter,lie feels
a blind zealot or infuriated partizan, but first Mondays May and November. For than 14 feet, $2 00 lao in saying that Indian Key cannot be
that of a dispassionate and Walton County, on the first Monday in Drawing 14 and not more i surpassed for 'beauty, health and climate.
impartial ,
In \March and third Monday in November.For than 18 feet, 2 25 Trost has river been known liere #.
rer. assuming this ground, which will -the
Washington County on the second Drawing 18 aud not over thermometer seldom
resolutely be maintained we pledge ourselves below 56 or 56 in winter ,
that every communication, of whatsoever Monday in March and fourth Monday in 21 feet, 2 50 nor up to 90 in summer. It is entirely
No*ember. }'orJackscn at M ari- Over 21 feet, 3 the
nature, and from whatever source County, 00 exposed to sea from every point of tie
will be thankfully received and respectfully ana, on the third Monday [March aDd the Sec. 2. Merchant Vessels com pas*. .

attended to ; always under the proviso, first Monday in December And fur Franklin drawing 5 and not sou The faro of his able and bar shall be
which (as being unshackled by personal obligation County on the first Monday iu April and over twelve feet, shall \ pa T I rood( as tho market w'ill afford and attended as

or party prejudice) we will strictly Thursday after the third Monday io Decem pay, $1 50 i by experienced servants. Private rooms

adhere to, that nothing scurrilous, or low, ber. All above 12 and not over fur lodging gentlemen, ladies, aDd families
or personally abusiveshall ever be admittedinto 1C feet, 2 00 neatly arranged. The undersigned hopes fl
our column SOUTHERN' DISTRICT Comprising the All over 16 and not above .I hy diligent:: attention amid industry to merit t'

The: progressive advancement iQ the Arts, County of Monroe and part of Mosquito. 18 feet, 2 25; *I the custom of 'big friend, and the public

Sciences and General Literature of our j Judge, JAMES WEBB. Attorney, WILLIAM All above 18 feet shall pay 2 60 generally. 8. A. SPENCKR.Indian >> .

own and other lands, will always receive MARVIN. Marshal THOMAS EASTIN. Sec. 3. Vessels arriving or departing thro Kr-y Monroe County, Terri)49

rroper notice ; and our selections from the The regular terms are held at Key Weston the North Vest Passage, and drawing four), torr of Florida November 7th 1035. { tf.
lighter works of the day will we hope, be the first Mondays in May and November feet or upwards, except such as are (gj-Tlie Augustine Herald. Charles
both instructing and amusing to our reader*. after mentioned, shall pay $LereiO.1 ton Courier, Philadelphia Saturday Courier i
Measures have already been taken for afar: r COUNTY COURTS. All Vessels New York Advocate and Journal
bound and
interchange with tome of the best I The Courts through the North'West IJo.Co" Commercial
sewspa County: having a limited civ Pan, and Gazette will give<< the
! at Key West for
'dersaodperiodicsls aod effort will l il above five insertions
jurisdiction aud
; every original'jurisdiction io all the purpose of lauding aud forward thijf
letters account this
I to office for payment, '

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roil TIll: KKV WEST IKO.VIREU.. were sent to the Cape by Mr. Pcrrine, who I TEXAS. guarantee for life, liberty and property of
was warmly and laudably engaged in the DECLARATION OFINDEPENEENCE. the citizen. ,
SOUTH I"l.OIUDA-NO. /. project. Some of them were considereddead It has failed to establish any public system I
at tho time of their arrival and were The unanimous declaration of Independence of education, alt hough possessed of means
MR. I n'on-lav3i1 myself the offer never planted; others were injured or destroyed .I made by the delegates of the people almost boundless, (the public domain) and
of your columns, for the purpose of conveying by various occurrences; the remainder of Texas in general convention, although it is an axiom in political science
to the northern friends of a tropical 1 am told, though they have not had | made at the town of Washington, on the that unless a people are educated and en': I
clime, such information respecting Smith that care and nursing which an interestedand > 2d day of March, 1836. lightened, it :is idle to expect the continu!

Florida, as a short residence here has enabled affectionate godfather would bestow, When a government has ceased to pro- mince of civil liberty or the capacity for the
me to gather.: There arc many who are still thriving and seem to be congenial tect the lives, liberty, and property, of the selfgovernment.It .
are looking to this country with u favorable to the soil. people from whom its legitimate powers arc has suffered the military commandant
eye They have seen in the public prints notwithstanding these discouraging circumstances derived, and for the advancement of whose stationed amongst us to exercise arbitrary
just enough respecting it, to lead them nnx- and the little that has been happiness it was instituted, and so far from acts of oppression and tyranny, thus tramp-
iou>ly to look and to hope for much more; done to ascertain what South Florida is and being guarantee for the enjoyment of those ling upon the most sacred rights of the cit-
and they often express their surprise that may be, I have seen and heard of enough inestimable unalienable rights, becomes izen, and rendering. the military superior to
the more intelligent gentlemen, residing in to :satisfy me that it is capable of affording, an instrument in the hands of evil rulers the civil power.
the Southern portion of ,the peninsula, do to an intelligent and discreet population, for their oppression; when the federal republican It has dissolved by force of arms the srate-
not favor the public with a fuller accountof more of the innocent luxuries and permanent constitution of their country, congress of Coahuila and Texas, and cbli-
its character and condition, than has pleasur6s and enjoyments of life, than which they have sworn to support, no longer ged our representatives!! to fly for their lives
hitherto oppeared. Indeed my own immediate any other spot in the, United Slates; and 1 has a substantial existence, and the fiom the seat of governmCI.t, thus depriving
friends, who have urged mo to write believe that this opinion will be confirmedby whole nature of their government has been us of the fundamental political right of rep.
them particularly and at large upon this actual experiment in a very few years.- forcibly changed, without their consent, rcseu tation.
subject, are so numerous as to render the So satisfied am I with the prospect, that no from a restricted federative republic, composed It has: demanded tile surscullEr: of a r-unv
undertaking a task which no person would consideration would induce me to retrace of sovereign states, to a consolidated ber of our citizens, and ordered military! !
voluntarily encounter. This consideration. my steps and settle again in the fickle and central military despotism, in which every detachments to secure and carry them into
therefore, and u desire to induce some emigration disagreeable clime of the State of New interest is disregarded, but that of the army the interior for trial; in contempt c.f the
from the north to this my adopted: York. But as soon as the present Indianwar and priesthood-both the eternal enemiesof civil authority and in defence of the laws
country, havo influenced me to write for is over, I shall return to Cape Florida, civil liberty, the ever ready: minions of of the constitution.
the Inquirer, a series of letters imparting all where I had just settled when hostilities power, and the usual instruments of tyrants. It has made piratical attacks upon our
the information respecting South Florida, commenced, and endeavor to make me therea When, long after the spirit of the consti- commerce, by commissioning foreign desperadoes
that I do now or may hereafter possess. pleasant and a permanent home. tution has departed, moderation, at length, and authorizing them to seize our
And if the regular readers of the Inquirer The interior of this section of the pent so far lost, by those in power, that even the vessels, and convey the property of our
shall find then uninteresting on account o insula is covered by an immense body of semblance of freedom is removed, and the citizens to far distant ports for confiscation.
their particular detail of circumstances al fresh: water, called the everglade, interspersed framers themselves, of the constitution, It denies us the right of worshipping the
ready known to them, they must consider with innumerable shoals marshes and discontinues, and so far from their petitions Almighty according to the dictates of our
that people living some thousand miles distant islands. This is f far more extensive in a and rernonstianccs being regarded, the own conscience-by the support of a na-
and desirous of emigrating to this rainy than in a dry seasou. The country agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons lional) religion, calculated to promote the
country, must necessarily be better satisfied is so very uniform and level, that a rise in -and mercenary armies sent forthto temporal interests of its huimn functionaries
with a plain and particular statement of the water of a foot or thereabouts, will inundate force a new government upon them at rather than the glory of the true and
facts, than with an eulogy upon Florida, the land as far as the eye can reach, the point of the bayonet. When, in con- living God.It .
howsoever fascinating its style or elegant which otherwise would remain dry. The sequence of such acts of malfeasance, and has demanded us to deliver) up our
its phraseology. rise and fall of the water, 1 am told, is nev- abdication on the part of the government, arms, which are essential to our defence,
It is worthy remark that some of the er more than three feet; and ills believed monarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved the rightful property of freemen, and formidable -
letters which have appeared| i in the New by some, that hereafter much valuable landin into its original elements. In sucha only to tyrannical government.It \
York papers, treating of the situation, soil, the Glade may be reclaimed by diking. crisis the first law of nature, the right of has invaded our country, both by sea
and climate of Cape Florida in particnlar, This however. it ever done._ will l_>e_ _at n_ self-preservation the inherent and inalien. and land. with intent to l.ivvn .u nn 0 '- '
were written by persons who had never distant day. From this great reservoir proceed able right of Hie j people to appeal; 'to first tory, and drive us from our homes':' 'nt-il:
seen tho country, but had derived all their many of the rivers that empty into the principles, and take their political affairs: now a large mercenary army advancing to
knowledge of it from hearsay. It is doubt ocean. Cape Sable creek,the Miami, New into their own hands, in extreme cases, en carryon against us a war of extermination.:
less owing to this circumstance,that several River. and 1 believe some others, arc navigable joins it as a right towards themselves, and f It has, through its emissaries, incited the
unfavorable characteristics of tho place are fur saall'oats:: into the lilade; and a sacred obligation to their posterity to, merciless savage, with the tomahawk and
entirely unnoticed, and many of its fortu, thus a communication already exists through abolish such government, and create another scalping knife, to massacre the inhabitant
nate peculiarities painted in that style of the interior from various parts of the coast. in its stead, calculated to rescue them of our defenceless} frontiers.It .
romance and exaggeration that never failsto The! western coast is said to be very low and from impending dangers, and to secure their hath been, during the whole time of
captivate and deceive the unwary. On cut into innumerable islands by channels future welfare and huppmesd. our connccion with it, the contemptible
hand this is not withoutits communicating with the Gulf of Mexico and victim
the other country Nations, as well as individuals, arc amenable sport of successive military rev
traducers. The majority of those who and intersecting each other in all directions. for their acts to the public opinion of olution., and hath continually exhibited
have resided in or visited it, cannot conceive But there is no known navigable outlet from mankind. A statement of a part of our every characteristic of a weak, corrupt and
that lands which are not well adapted to the the Glade beyond Cape :Sable; creek. The grievances, is therefore submitted to an tyrannical government.
growth of Indian corn and sugar cane, can eastern coast is a continuous strip or belt impartial \vorld, in justification of the hazardous These and other grievances were patiently -
be worth possessing, much less capable of of land between the Glade and th' Atlantic but unavoidable step, now taken, borne by the people of Texas, until they
sustaining a respectablo sufficiently ; which in some places is not more than of severing our political connexions with reached that point at which forbearance
dense population. These people(and some four or five miles wide. Even this scanty the Mexican people, and assuming an independent ses to be a virtue. We then took arms in
of them are among our most worthy citizens portion of land is said to be subject to annual attitude among the nations of the defence of the National Constitution. We
) express their opinion that the whole inundations from the Glade, for fortyor earth. appealed to our Mexican brethren for assis
southern portion of the peninsula is of no fifty miles up the coast from Cape Sable, Tho Mexican tance.-Our appeal has been made in vain :
intrinsic value whatever, and will never be or nearly to the celebrated Indian Hunting' government, by its coloni- though m.witlis have
zation laws invited and induced elapsed no sympthet
of sufficient importance to induce Congressto Ground, but ten or twelve miles fouth: west American population of Texas Anglo- ic response has yet been heard from the in
to colonize
authorize its survey. of Cape Florida. Indeed there is no part 1 the wilderness under the terior. We arc therefore forced to the mel-
But the country and its capacities are in i of the country in this vicinity, with the exception written constitution, that pledged f faith ofa ancholy conclusion, that the Mexican peo-
truth unknown. It has never had a single of a few blulfs and ridges, that is tinuo to enjoy that ,constitutional they should con- ple have: acquiesced in the destruction of
agriculturalist for an inhabitant-not one not subject to be overflowed by the ocean, and republican liberty their liberty, and the substitution therefore,
who !ms made the raising of any kind of as was theca.se at the time of the great gale government to which they of a military unfit to
had been habituated in government: they are
the land
'production of the soil his nnciple occu in September last. Yet such floods
| are birth, the United States of America. be free, and incapable of selfgovernment.The .
pation. Its inhabitants have, for the most not likely to occur very often; and it i is this In necessity of self-preservation therefore )
been transient depending for a subsistence quite probable that another expectation they have been cruelly dis
part, may happen al'puinted-u the Mexican now decrees our eternal separation.We .
upon hunting, fishing, wreckingand, for generations to come. I'eople110 have in the late nation has acquiesced -. therefore, the delegates with plenary
manufacturing starch or flour from the lived upon tho coast for the last forty year Gen.changes made in the powers of the people of Texas, in solemn
government by Antonio
Coonty root; and if they have occasionally never saw it overflowed before. Consequently Santa Anna-who Lopez de convention assembled, appealing to a can
cultivated a few vegetables or planted tare this circumstancs having overturned tho I
DC a very constitution of this did world for the necessities: of our condition -
and there a fruit tree, it has: been without weighty objection to the country. cruel alternative cither country, now oilers the do hereby resolve and declare that
that: care and attention which jierson accustomed From Cape Florida, a chain of islands to abandon our houses our political connexion with the Mexican
to the business would bestow. stretches m a circuitous direction around ,acquired by many privations, or submit nation, has forever ended and that the
to time most intolerable people
of all
In Januaiy 1832, tho Legislative! Count and far be'undthe extremity of the penin combined tyranny, the of Texas do now constitute a five,
despotism of
vil: for this Territory incorporated an association sula. The navigation between these islands priesthood. the sword and the sovereign, and independent republic, :and
by the name of the" 'J'ropicalllant and tho mainland is interrupted by shoals I I arc 'fully invested with ell the rights and
Company of Florida. Its, members *ero behind Key Largo, which are passible only! It has sacrificed our welfare to tile state attributes which properly belong to inde-
Henry Terrine, American Consul at Cam- by row boats at high water. Between the of Coahuila, by which our interests have pendent nations.
peachy, E. P. Johnson, James Webb, of northern termination of these islands and l been continually depressed through a jealous -
Key Vest, William II. Simmons and E. the main lies Key Biscay or Cape Florida! : and partial course of legislation, carried I From tho Charleston Courier March 14.
B. Perkins. A gentleman was employedby l Bay, which is about six miles wide, and on at a far distant seat of government,
them to examine ibo southern portion of may be entered by vessels drawing eleven by a hostile majority in an unknown tongue; Further intelligence relating to General
the Florida Peninsula for such a tract of feet water. Into this bay, empty the Mi- and tins too, notwithstanding we have ptv Gained battle with the Indians-The intelligence I
land! as would answer their purpose of acclimating aim, Little River, Arch Creek,and the rived i utioncil in the humblest terms for the es from the Withlacoochce continues I
and raising tropical fruit an Ratonca. The Miami which is the only tablishment a separate state government, to be of great interest and importance.
plants But in the opinion of this gentleman stream 1 have seen upon| this coast, is nav- and have in accordance with the provisions Soon after our last publication we I learned
no suitable place was fi.nnU; and |IC igablu for vessels drawing seven feet water 1, of the national constitution presented to that Gen. Gaines continued fighting the In
now claims: the credit of lining induced' for a distance: of about three miles. It the general congress a republican constitu dians. After the battle of the first day,
tho company to abandon: their project. I runs over a bed of limestone rock, and th I tion, wInchY s without just cause, cone Gen. G. found thirty Indians killed. He
know not ho I objections which lie had to water U so pure and clear that the bottom temptuously rejected.It had two of his men killed and several woun
Capo Florida; but Lave ixen iiididirectly I may bu seen distinctly even by moonlight. incarcerated in a dungeon for ded. On the third day the Indians crossed
(old that he would have recommended a The water is very soft and pleasant to drink. time one of our citizens, for other along tile Withlacoochec to attack him. He having
location there, had not so much of the There are also a great many fresh water but a zealous endeavor to the cause taken only eight days' provisions, and
country been corned by Spanish grants: springs on all parts>> of the coast, which boil I! of our constitution procure and the acceptance being thus closely pressed, sent for reinforcements
and donations. The incorporating this out orthe ground \\ilh an alluudant supply. i : of our state establishment provisions and ammuDluon.C
company expired in January 1834, nothing Of the soil, climate, and productions of It has failed and government. Gen. Clinch, being under
of much iuiKutancc| hating been done un the country, notice will be taken in a future flint lasts, the refused to secure on a Gen. Scott, and having received no orderto
kr it, In the moan time some plants &c communication. L WINDSOR a1I1TIIY I I palladium of civil right of trial by jury; that send the provisions for the army, sent
liberty and only safe corn from his own plaaiatioo, and Mr'f B




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of them reached of society calls for, -and which in.
three being
the whites. all his movements men having escaped
M. Dell started with upwards or eighty|eluding By ;
head of cattle. Gen. Gaines has evinced his great skill, .Tampa Hay ; the fourth was killed tho day deed were prayed for by the proylryete

They had not proceeded! many miles! and has shown that lrolcrfectlyunderstands I after the battle Wi are disposed to adopt the principle of the

when an CX;;t ss arrived from Gen. Gaines, tho enemy with whom he has to contend. It mny be proper to state that the attack. homely adage, and endure nhat we caunuv .
containing the intelligence, that he was en- Tho manner in which he cuts them off+rnh was not made from a hammock, but IIII cure wo shall therefore to tho polls witha
Indians being ; go
tcrcly surrounded by the Indians, and unless so little loss to himself, shows that he has: thinly wooded country; the
scholar in the war.tVe i concealed and grass,winch has determination faros our own votevili
ho received provisions, he should be been no idle art of I by palmetto
under the necessity cutting his way thro' now confidently expect a speedy close of since been burned. effect it, to make the best of the privilege

them, leaving his wounded. He requestedthe this savage warfare, and that O ('ola' boast The two companies were Capt. Fraser'of so kindly restored to us by the LegislativeCouncil. \, ,
assembling of the Alachua militia to of five years will be a short five months. the 3d artillery, and Capt Gardner's, of j

guard the provisions sent him. After receiving the 2d artillery. Tho officers were: MajorDade 'If we select good law makers it ij :.4.1"
Fraser a
this unexpected intelligence, the From the Globe.OFFICIAL. of the 4th infantry, Captains : 1
Bassingcr, natural consequence that laws will be
and Gardiner second Lieutenant .f ;
provisions which were on their way, were .
ordered back. The soldiers of Alachua, The following official statement, received brevet second Lieutenant, R. Henderson J.! good also, and tint object once obtained, ,
though so unceremoniously dischargedand at the Adjutant General's office, gives Mudge] ,andlellls, of artillery, and vc have the authority of Major Downing
who had refused to bo disbanded in the I S. Gatlin. that all that
an interesting account of rcconnuisallce fir asserting will Lc \\antino
present defenceless state of the country, of tho battleground where the gallant Dade j I have the honor to be, with the highestrc'pl'Ct keep 'em so id for tho people to sec that
assembled to the number of about two with !his i:: little command met its melancho your obedient servant.
E A HITCHCOCK, none but tho good, and tho wise, and the
hundred to to the assistance of General (signed) .
go ly fate, in the action with the Indians on ,.
Gaines the 28th December last: We understand Cupt 1st infantry, Act. insp'rGeneral honest git into office to execute the laws;

The following extract of a letter received that Major General Gaines arrived at Fort Maj Gcn Edmund P Gaines, and if by accident ,a sly] chap slips in, we

by Col. Dill from Capt. Priest, dated King from Tampa Bay, with his command Commanding western Fort department King FloridaTIIf must keep a sharp eye on him, and as soon '
i 4th inst. contains some further particulars: on the 23d of Feb ,
II t she goes crooked smoke him out. ;

!t You may not have heard of the recent WESTERN DEPARTMENT, l ,: INQUIRER. Let every man, rich end poor" says the ;'
i occurrences here. Gen. Gaines was attacked Fort King, Fla. 22d Feb 1836. I i I
Major," look to the laws-obey the laws-
last Saturday evening, on this side General:-Agreeably to your directions, KEY WEST, FLORIDA : ,
of the Withlacoocheennd has boon fightingever I observed the battle ground six or seven .-- ti'L'2 go to the ballot box and put in his honest

since. Sometimes ho has three rights miles north of the Withlacoochce river, -_SATURDAY, AP 1830. vote, and do all he can to keep thu peace,

in the day and one in the night. At one where Major Dade and his{ command were NAVAL.-Vessels from Havana[ luport, and ruffcr no bad man to advise him to the

of the fights there were' found dead thirty destroyed by the Indians on the 28th Doe that tho U. S. Sloop of War Warren, Capt. contrary"-and so say we.
Indians and ono negro.. The result of th comber last and have the honor submit
others we have not heard. At the last advices the following, to I WM.. V. TAYLOR, arrived at that port onthe To the polls, then, fellow ci'izcns! and +

the loss to the army of twelve hundred The force under report.your command which 24th March and sailed again on the elect such officers as you are determined to r'

men, was four killed and thirty-six arrived at this post to-day, from Tampa :!28th, whither bound not known. Yesterday, respect, such as you are confident will properly ;;

wounded. But we have heard the cannon Bay, encamped on tho night of the 19th after the foregoing was set up, the \ arrenJarr estimate the importance of the! situa. *

several times sinac, firing very tieavy. inst., on the ground occupied by Major \'ed at this port, and is now lying oil ions conferred upon them, and who arc
Alachua left here j
Dade on the night of the 27th December.
o'clock this morning in a very hard rain, i in He and his party were destroyed on the i he town. I prepared to put force all the laws that

order to assist in guarding provisions and morning of the 28th December, about four A new frigate called the Columbia was I the welfare of society requires should be +

ammunition to Withlacoochee, both of miles in advance of that position. Ho was launched at Washington on 9th March. observed. \.tVt\N\J

which Gen. Gaines is much in want of.- advancing towards this post, and was attacked The launch was witnessed by the President: '

Scott We understand with his 'forces, that two days since, Gen from the north, so that on the 20th :the heads of Departments, and the Mem: It i is much to Le regretted that tho (per. \,
was at Picolata and I inst. we camo tho rear of his battleground lions of the
upon : Territory most remote from the
\ that two different expresses have been received I hers of the House of Representatives, that .
about 9 o'clock in the morning.-
of Government
from him. Our advanced guard had passed the ground body having adjourned for the purpose. i iI scat should subjected to I

By the arrival of Mr. Samuel Harrison without halting, when the General and his I' he[ inconveniences, and perhaps, injuries, i

from Alachua on Tuesday evening last, we staffcamo: ; upon one of the most apjialling/ DISASTER. British Brig belonging to' that annually arise from the nan receipt of f

are furnished with still later information. I scenes that can be imagined. Wo first saw London, (name not known) ran ashoreabout the laws until months after<< their passage by :

Gen. Clinch with his forces, in conjunc.tion : some broken and scattered boxes; then a seven miles to the southward of Capo the Legislative Council-oftentimcsjtnonths '

with the Alachua militia, making i in cart, the two oxen of which were !lying.dead Florida Light House on the night of Sunday after they have actually been in force. We i
all about eight hundred, had to aid as if they had fallen asleep, their f
the 27th March. She off
got againhowever know not at whose door the blame should!
Gen. Caincs. lIe reached the camp, Sat yokes still on them: a little to the right (
urday las',nnd effected a junction with him. one or two horses were scene We then without much difficulty and proceeded rest, but whoever /MS the direction of their '

With their united forces, amounting to near. came to small, enclosure, made by felling! on her voyage. She was bound to distribution should endeavor to avail himself I
4000 men, Gen. Gaines intended crossing i trees in such a manner as to form a triangular Cadiz from Vera Cruz. of tho most direct and speedy ;
the Withlacoochee Monday last His boatsfloating Lreast work for defence. Within tht conveyance 1 t
that offers
bridges, &c. were all prepared triangle,along the north and west faces of. 'l'ExA8.-We present our readers in an to transmit the laws to every *t ,

lIe has four twelve pounders, with whichto i it t, were about thirty bodies, mostly mere other column, with tho Declaration of In: County. In this quarter it has generally n, r,

cover his landing on tho opposite side of skeletons, although much of the clothing dependence by the Delegates of the peopl e: happened that for many mouthi of tho year, fj I.
the Withlacoochee. The Indians will un. was left upon them, in precisely the position no certainty whatever has' been felt
of Texas: in general convention. It seems as
doubtedly make a desperate struggle to stop they must have occupied during the fight; what laws in
force ,
his crossing. Mr. Harrison says that on their heads next to the logs over which they to have been lI.ooellednfter the Declaration were :-partly, from the }

Monday the cannon were distinctly heard.It had delivered their fire, and their bodies of 4th July '76, and wo sincerely hope that too great disposition shown ty our legislators ,l t

is all over now, and \ve; are anxious to stretched with striking regularity parallel: it may be the basil of as much nations for making alterations; and partly from ', '
learn the result. He states that General l to each other. They had evidently been and tho tact that two or three months elapse ..
Gaines has never shown to the enemy more shot dead at their posts: and the Indians happiness prosperity. before 'we receive authentic
than about two hundred men at a time- had not disturbed them, except by taking any account .
By the David Brown from New Orleans of the "
That in every instance of an attack, whether the scalps of most of them. Passing this proceedings of the annual session of
by night or day,he was prepared for them, little breast work we found other bodies papers of that City to the 24th March were the Council.

having anticipated the movements of Oseo- along the road,and by the lido: of the road, received. They contain but little news o f We would recommend whoever has

la. In this way he made great havoc among generally behind trees, which had! b+cn resorted r importance. Some few extracts wo have charge of the business, (o send the ,
the enemy, having killed several hundredof : to for covers from the enemy's fir e. transferred to our columns. of laws for package
them. His loss, before Gen. Clinch Advancing about two hundred yards: further county to the care of

joined him, was only eight killed and about we found a cluster of &oodles i in Qr1n another column, we hare inserted some mercantile house at St. Marks, whence

forty wounded. .1\Ir.lI. says that in J his express the middle of the road. These were evidently some further intelligence of the buttl) they would soon be reserved Several laws ."
Gen. Gaines said he had men enough h the advance guard, in the rear of that are of importance to the people of this
and asked only for provisions and ammu which was the body of Majc r Dade and to fought between Gen. Gaines1 army and the section of the
nition. the right that of Captain Fraser Indians on the banks of the Withlacoochcc, Territory were pasted at the

From some observations made by Ge These were all doubtless shot down on and also an interesting report of iho stale o t ,last session of the'Cour.dJ we understand, -,

Gaines, the number Indians is estimatedat the first fire of the Indians,except, perhaps: i Major !)ode's battle ground as found by but (with the exception of tho act of in- r (*!
between two and three thousand. Cap ain Fraser: who must bowcvei have corporation of Key .West,) their provisions
By some negroes, who have escaped to fallen very early in the light Those m the,Gen. Gaines1>> detachment. are as yet entirely unknown ,/ :f
tho whites, it is stated that the Indians have: road and by the trees, tell during the first M REORGANIZATION "G{V J i
I made a fortification on the other side of the attack. It was during a cessation of the OP THE CITV GOVERN The
Withlacoochec,only four miles distant. It fire, that the little band still remaining I MENT.-Wu remind our fellow citiznns that following article from the N. York 't

is made of earth and facines, and surrounded about thirty in number, threw up the triangular ; on Monday next they are to exercise thei Journal of Commerce of 4th March 'is; 4 t
by a wide moat. This is at Oseo)a'e breast work, which, from the hastei. I privilege of electing City Officers under something akin to what a Key West notice* '

town, and is probably the strong: hold of vtith which it was constructed, was necessarily the new charter. Wo 'were in hopes that of the same subject might bo '
the enemy. It is impossible; to say how defective, aud could not protect the Terrible pricct.Tho i i
much credit is due to these reports of the men in tho second attack. before the day of election arrived, we should price of a mod.

negroes. But in moat other instances since We I lad with us many of this personal be in possession of a printed or certified erare pair; of ducks in market yesterday

the commencement of hostilities, much has friends of the otficcrs of Major Dade's command i copy of the act of incorporation, in orde was #2,60, of a little pair of chickens$fr

been lost by not crediting their statements. and it is gratifying to Le able to that we might' calmly review its pros isbn: ; 60, of a good piece of beef 12 a 10 cents
Gen. Gaines intends marching for this place slate that every officer was identified by un per lb of veil hind
previous to its cent of
the quarter
becoming ,
after crossing the river. There he will learn doubted evidence. They were buried, and regulator or
whether Oseola knows how the a our actions. Undefprt circumstances eggs 6 cents each and nono to be had at
yet to make cannon, six-pound, that the Indians ,,
fortifications which can withstand our' had thrown into a swamp, was recoveredand however so until that, apples $1,31 a bu,'hel."

means of battering them down. Before placed vertically at the head of the another time. These prices bonever, are not quite l
that place is taken, the one in which the grave, where it is to be
; hoped it will long We have felt too deeply the want of equal to ours sometimes; We understand
women and children probably! are,the remain. The bodies of ar
( strug the noncommissioned
tho week
during I 12
,efficient 1 local 1 were
gle will be severe. It will be the fight of officers: and privates were buried in government during the pas given' at
for 1C fowls
death to many. two graves, and it was found that eery wan ;year, not to be more than pleased at having public sale

Should Gen. Gaines succeed,as he probably was accounted for. Toe command waa au opportunity afforded) our fellow citizen
ban: before this he will have composed of eight officers ; Three reatontfor not
conquered and one hundred to take the ut-cttsary steps for tbo lending JJt.j.! ,
the Indians, and they must either surrender and two commissioned reorganization Bill lend o
officers and the lea' ui your penknife!'
of 'I
or betake themselves to the hammocks a privates: Tad 'ho bodies of the eight officers satisfied that City; and although we arc -I hav'nt can't 1&
: then
got Besides
wamps for the purpose concealment and and ninctj-etght men are many I'roi.un.omltt..1 ; any want to use
wen interred four
10 the wf.ic/itho it '
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I I black und begrimmcd as an Imp But the scene was changed, and I
rather visage as saw :a
off chagrined
--41-T" sneaked
--:: ... :: ;' .J-:: I poor i fellow
111SC1i.hANEOiJS. of of darkness. man whom the worfd called honorable: and
I I, and disheartened, but ill the course a
.- -- ----- Saffice'it to his visits were never : waited for his smiles. They pointedout
---- --- --- few days his love had increased to so insupportable say, many
., THE DISCARDED LOVER. a degree that he determined repeated. the fields that were his, and talked of
the silver and that he had
the of ills \vliich renewing the siege. His return almost gathered
Among variety: to wo- upon
BEAUTIFUL EXTRACT."I .they admired the stateliness of his domes
for all her ,
heir droveher to despair man
man i H to, none perhaps arc more vexatious ,
than the unwelcome. attentions of a ifestations of dislike: only seemed to make HAVE SEEN AX END OF ALL PERFECTON." and extolled the honor of his family. And
disagreeable suitor. A woman situated. him the more assiduous in his devoirs; like I have seen a man in the glory of his i his heart answered secretly" ," By my wisdom
somewhat peculiarly in this respect, she is die spaniel, the more you beat him,the more das and the pride of his strength. lie have I gotten all this; so he returned no
God neither did he fear
obliged to receive the visits of the men ho fawns upon you. A stratagem entered was built like the tall cedar that lifts its head thanks to or sene
however unpleasing to her, and compelledin her head onn day which she thought would above the forest trees; like the strong oak him. And as I passed along I heard the
a measure to treat them with civility, if i have the desired effect, and she resolved the that strikes its root deeply into the earth. I complaints of the labourers who had reaped
down the fields and the cries of the
; not with respect; for if her 'demeanour to- : very first opportunity to put it into execu- He feared no danger-he felt no sickness. : poor
wards them be reserved and disdainful, it tion. It was to be sure not a very agreeable His mind was vigorous like his body ; he I whose covering; he had taken away ; but the
is published to ,the world, and her reputa- thing, but desperate diseases require was perplexed at no intricacy, he was daunted sound of feasting and re'clryVas heard in
his and the unfed
tion for good nature becomes somewhat dis- desperate remedies. at no difficulty; into hidden things he I apartments, beggar came
paraged. She is consequently obliged to Not long after, our hero having arrayed searched, and what was crooked he made tottering from his door. But he considered
I himself in his "best her visit when the II not that the cries ot the depressed were
be complaisant 1o those whom perhaps she paid a plain. lie went forth fearlessly upon
most heartily and supremely despises, and (to his perfect astonishment!) she greeted I face of the mighty deep; he surveyed the continually: entering into the ears of the
I f finds it a difficult matter to rid herself of him with one of the most bewitching smiles: nations of the earth; he measured the dis- most High. And when I knew that this
such admirers. The men on the contrary that ever captivated the heart of a love sick tance of the stars, and called them by their man was once the teachable child that I had
" :arc exempt from this evil, for they can visit swain. She talked and she laughed, she, names; he gloried in the extent of his Im'cd-the beautiful infant that I had gazed -
such only as arc agreeable to them. The giggled and smiled, and was so remarkably knowledge, in the vigor of his understanding upon with delight I said in my bitter
sequel ol the following story, the truth of cheerful and agreeable that Zebedce could and strove to search even into what the ness," I have seen an end of all perfection1
which is well authenticated, furnishes a scarcely contain himself for delight. Em- Almighty had concealed. And when 1 and 1 laid my mouth in the dust.

happy expedient getting rid of such boldened by her familiarity, he took hold ef looked on him 1 said, "What a piece of THE CHURCH- YARD.
suitors as arc alluded to. In a certain her fair hand, and instead of meeting with w rJig man how noble in reason: how
i.eighborhood lived a young damsel, the a repulse, she returned the squeeze with infinite in faculties! in form and movinghow You have sauntered, perhaps, of n moon
only child of a wealthy but plain farmer; twofold ardour. "Having," as a certain express and admirable! in action how light evening, out of the precincts of the
our heroine, was a fine bouncing bloominggirl writer says, thus established a lodgement I like an angel in apprehension how like a living, moving world, to linger' and con-
but rather more inclined to "en bon upon the hand, he soon set out upon hi'? god template among the grass-grown memorials
,, point" than the fashions of the times sanctioned travels and made the grand tour of her waist" I returned-his look was no more lofty of those who are gone-
-but Peggy was a girl of too much -and, finally, to such a pitch of presump- nor his step proud; his broken frame was "The body to its place,
good sense to repine at her unfashionable tion was he raised by her passive obedienceand like some ruined tower; his hairs were And the soul to heaven's grace,
rotundity of person: and unlike some dam- nonresistance, that he drew her (appa- whitE: and scattered; and his eyes gazed And the rest is God's alone.
; sels of similar appearance, disdained to rently) nothing loth," upon his lap. His vacantly upon what was passing around An appalling chill shoots through the
resort to such expedients as are frequently happiness was now complete, for he held him. The vigor of his intellect was wasted current of life, at the undisturbed and uni
, adopted by the fair sex to bring about\ a diminution all that he esteemed most precious upon and of all that he gained by study nothing versal silence of the scene-the stars tranquilly i
of their persons, such as smelling earth within his grasp, and he inwardly remained. He feared when there shining on the white marble, and I
at vinbgSr cruits, eating pickled cucumber: ;* congratulated himself, that he had now was no danger, and when there was no sorrow freely illuminating the name, which friend- I
and the like. Although damsel could totally surmounted all her prejudices against he wept. His memory was decayed and ship had carved for the slumberer beneath;
not boast ot.much of that quality: which. hit, that. there was a time when a lady ,treacherous, and showed him only broken here the grass waving in rank luxuriance,
by the fashionable world is denominated could be effectually courted, and that he images of the glory that was departed.lis .- as if to hide the triumphs and trophies of t
refinement, yet she pos essod a certain pop t had eventually found that favorite era. lIe' house was to him like a strange land, death, and there a human bone unearthed
tion of shrewdness and acuteness which enjoyed in tirospect all her vast domains a.d his friends were counted as enemies;; from its time-worn sepulchre, a ghastly
added no inconsiderable eclat to her character and rolled his ryes around the room with a and he thought himself strong and healthful -, visitor to the realms of day; a wooden tablet -
among the neighboring; swains: ns may secret satisfaction upon its well filled fur- while his foot tottered on the verge ol ., marking the repose of'the. humble: across
very naturally be expected, she was: surrounded -' I niture.: '(These ideal joys prevailed\ for some the grave. Ho said of his on-ho is my the sign of the believer, and lofty and
by a suspicious that the admiration did nol 'but! after a while he began tu evince aoute 'and enquired what tuna his own name. And i of the Wealthy and the great. Ah!
proceed so much from the size ot her per slight symptoms of uneasiness, .,s hough one who supported his steps, and ministered I who, in such an assemblage as this, can be
, son os'of" her purse, she was rather uncome- he thought her weight somewhat greater to his many wants, said tome, as 1 looked accounted great? What gold survives the
atdblc. Among her admirers was one than comported with comfort ; being seated on the melancholy scene-" Let thine crucible of death?
t whose attentions were peculiarly! offensive upon one of those old fashion rush bottom heart receive instruction, for thou hast seen We can learn nothing from the living
to her; he was a conceited, superficial, |>es- I II chairs which are found in the dwellings all end of all earthly perfection." which the dead do not teach us. Would
tilcnt little fellow, whose vocation was tint I our yeomanry, whoso- eat had yielded to I hive seen a beautiful female treading beauty be modest and unpretending, let her
of itinerant tailor, going from one farmhouse the frequent made it untilit the first of and
pressures upon stages youth, entering joyfully quit the hall and the festival for a moment,
" to another, with his goose and lap somewhat rt'Sembleduoupcli h, he fount into the pleasures of I I'fe. The glance and carry her toilet to the tomb. Would
.1 board, transforming tho old garments of I he that the edge of the chair by the reason of of her eye was variable and sweet, and on the proud learn humility; the pcnnrious
k' psrents into new ones for tho children, &c. her weight pressed upon the lower part of her cheek trembled something like the first I, charity; the frivolous seriousness; the big
His name was Zebedee,Stich. Our knight his legs in such a manner as to cause a total blush of the morning; her lips moved, and oted philanthropy; would the scholar as
"" of the thimble, as many other knights be stagnation of blood, and created such a there was harmony; when she floated in the certain the true objects of knowledge; the
occupation, pricking sensation as he never remembered dance, her light form like the aspen seemedto man of the world the true means of happiness
{ to have felt l before, to use a common expression move with every breeze. I returned here and hereafter; and the ambitiousthe
ameliorating it, cast his eyes upon tho fine his legs were asleep; not so his but she was not in the dance; I sought her true sources of greatness; let him retire
round person of our heroine. If I can feelings, for never were they so awake to in the gay circle of her companions, but I awhile from the living and comnune with
'" ,only get her," says he to himself, "and that the painful sensations which prevailed inhis 'found her not Her eyes sparkled not there! the dead. We must all come to the mourn-
, fine farm of hers, I'll convert my gHOSt ink nether limbs-had he been sitting upon -the music of her voice was silent-she fill and silent! grave. Our bones must rnin-
a ploughshare, and my shears into pruning his own needle case the pain could not have rejoiced on earth ne more. 1 saw a train ge! in one common mass Our affections
'.. .! hook; and why not?" says he, many a been more sensible than that which he then sable and slow paced, who bore sadly to should travel in the same path, for theymust
man inferior to me,has gained the affections 'oalized. To have asked her o arise would an open grave what once was animated and terminate in one fearful issue. Lifeis
of as likely a girl ns she-she'is but a wo- have been a most dangerous, as well as insulting beautiful. They paused as they approached full of facilities of virtue and of happiness
man, therefore to be wooed.: Pussesset: request; inasmuch as her being, and voice broke the awful silence:- ; and when you would abuse them, go
with the idea: that his goose waxed old, and seated there was the very height of condescension .' Mingle ashes with ashes, and dust to its purify your affections, and humble your
his thimhlo'rusty, all his thoughts and purposes : Such an entreaty might therefore original dust. To the earth whence she pride, and leave your hopes at the tomb ofa
, ( were ,bent to the attainment of his be resented by her in such a signal was first taken, consign we the body of our friend, when the stars ,are shining upon it
\ .designs. Her dislike to him was unconquerable manner as to exclude all future hopes; he sister." They covered her with the dampsoil like tho glorious beams of religion on the
:, and various were the means mad was therefore obliged to grin and bear It and the solid clods of the valley: and mansion of death.A .
.,1 'use,of by her to get rid of Ins importunities, with a$ much stoicism as possible./ The the worms crowded into her silent abode.
but they proved unavailing, for he was totally anguish he endured caused the sweat to Yet one sad mourner lingered, to cast him wag was passing a livery stable one
insensible to hints however plain and pour down his face in torrents, she all the self upon the grave, and as he wept he said, day, in front of which several lean horses
!t .F .1. palpable; she would pin the dish cloth to while by her pleasantries! ; forcing him to I There is no beauty, or grace, or were tied, stopped suddenly, and gazed at
his tail, set tubs of dirty water in his way, smile through all.his agonies to her infinite ness that continueth in man: for this IOVCIi'j'I'them for some time with a phiz indicatingthe
and cause him to tumble into them, but lie amusement and delight. Never was pain. end of all glory and perfection." utmost astonishment, and then address-
would always rise with the must impertura and pleasure\ so happily and ludicrously! I have seen an infant with a fair brow,!led. the owner who was standing near, and
:bio( serenity, laugh it off as a good joke, Mended; inwardly groaning with pain from and a frame like polished ivory. Its limbs asked," if he made horses,"" make horses?'
and consider it rather as an evidence of her his "durance vile," yet rejoiced at having were pliant in its sports it rejoiced, and said the knight of the broom and currycomb
affection than her hatred. Among the many overcome her former aversion. To put the again it wept,but whether its glowing cheek ," no! why do you ask such a question -
unsuccessful efforts to shake him oil cap-stone to his bliss she snuffed out the dimpled with smiles, or its blue eye was : P "Only," replied he, because I ob-
mani-fested candle, (accidentally ofcourse,) and smear' brilliant with tears, still I said to my heart, serve you ha0 several frames set up!"
a longing for some parched corn,and ing the snuff over her hand fell straightway It is beautiful: It was like the tirst
hid to gratify her in her desires, offered to to patting his cheeks and stroking his eye blossom\ which some cherished plant has A whimsical comparison being made be-
go to the crib ami get her some; alter he. -the sweat all the time forming divers brought forth, whose cap i is filled with a tween a clock and a woman, Charles )Fox
had started for that purpose,she slipped out fanciful meandering channels down his face dew-drop, and whose head reclines upon a observed that he thought the simile bad-
r- after .him, and when blm saw him fairly through the smut, until no resembled Satanon parent stem. I again saw this child when For,' said he, 'a clock serves to point out
housed among the corn, closed the door his tour through Chaos. In this situa- the lamp of reason first dawned in its mind. the hours, and a woman to make us forget
and made it secure against, his escape, leaving tion she kept him until lie had nearly fain Its soul was gentle and peaceable its them.
I poor let lk'C to steep ails t'CIJSIIi in ted outright, when she arose and bid him sparkled with joy as it looked round; eye on I
forgetfulness" in the "smoky crib, and good night lie dot| ailed with feelings of this good and pleasant world. It ran swift A SPARE RIB An epicure requestedhis
bushed with buzzing night flies loins: slum- rather a mixed and doubtful character, not ly in the ways of knowledge-It bowed its landlord to get him a spare rib. The>
\ber. The, next morning lie was discovered knowing whether he were more gratific ear to instruction-it stood like lamb before inkeeper declared that ho had none but a
\ by some (If the inmates of the house,, or pained with his visit Arrived at home its teachers. It was not proud, or envious :crooked rib, which he would be glad enough
ami."a. hue and cry of a thief in tho corncrib he stepped to the mirror to see what new or stubborn, and it had never heardI to spare.
,. was raised against him, but they were bl'4Ufes his fair Dulcinea had discovers of the vices and vanities of tho world. And -
,,*u sorely puzzled when they discovered that he in his physiognomy! to ha'e"jl18de her so when I looked upon it, 1 remember that our Dr. South began a sermon on the text,
imprisoned\ the place that they
was m
very said a
mistook for the scene of his deprcc.lalJon.Tho mournfully complacent, when. conceive his children Except ye become as little The wages of sin is death, as.follows:
joke however soon leakid out, and the utter horror and dismay on beholding I his. hea\'cn.", ye cannot enter the kingdom of I Poor wages indeed, that a man can't )lire