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Title: National intelligencer
Uniform Title: National intelligencer (Washington, D.C. 1810)
Physical Description: v. : ; 49-62 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Joseph Gales
Place of Publication: Washington City D.C
Creation Date: September 13, 1817
Publication Date: 1810-
Frequency: triweekly[jan. 2, 1840-]
triweekly[ former 1810-may 8, 1819]
triweekly (semiweekly during recess of congress)[ former may 12, 1819-oct. 26, 1824]
triweekly[ former oct. 28, 1824-july 31, 1827]
triweekly (semiweekly during recess of congress)[ former aug. 1, 1827-dec. 31, 1839]
three times a week
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Washington (D.C.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Coordinates: 38.895111 x -77.036667 ( Place of Publication )
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Citation/Reference: Brigham, C.S. Amer. newspapers
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 11, no. 1580 (Nov. 27, 1810)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in June 1869.
General Note: Issued daily: <Vol. 38, no. 5420, (Mar. 1, 1837)>-v. 38, no. 5423 (Mar. 4, 1837).
General Note: Publishers: Gales and Seaton, <1814-1860>
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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 Related Items
Related Items: Daily national intelligencer
Related Items: Weekly national intelligencer (Washington, D.C.)
Related Items: Universal gazette (Philadelphia, Pa. : Nov. 1797)
Preceded by: National intelligencer and Washington advertiser

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PInLiSITD iBY GCAL-kS,. & SEATON,
(T'ue.da!'(,t, 7 1"irdvl land,! Saturday's)
sir iiip.-Ans r5 s .ri :U(i.-IM A0VANCr.'

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12.

We have met with an interesting ori-
ginal work, just published, entitled, "Ob-
servations oin the GE:OLOGy of the United
St-.tes of America; with spec remai-ks
.on the effect produced on the nature and
fertility of soil, by the decomposition of
the different classes of "ocks, &c. By
WILL.A.Si .ACLU.c-u ." Theworkisac-
companied with a beautiful Geological
'llap; and cannot fail of being highly in-
teresting to the patriot and the man of
science.
The following extracts from the ,work
refer to that tract of country, part of
which has been lately exposed' to sale by
our government, and will probably be ac-
.ceptable to many of our readers.
That part of this str e (Georgil) which lies
upon the declivity of the Alleghany mountains,
sheltered to the south from the northerly winds,
and open to the amild temperature of the south
and south-westbreezes,'ought to be, and indeed
is, one of the most moderate climates of the
United States: in a great mnieasure free from
the sudden and violent changes of heat andeold,
,ppodluced by the free circulation of those, two
oTnnsite ctlirrents ot.air froin the north. and
south, bringing along with them' t-ctemp'ra-
tutre of the opposite climates from whence they
come. It may likeewise be considered, as a cli-
mate more congenial to the growth of plantsI
.frcn: the bouth of Europe, such as the nne and the
oive, than any situation north of it in the Unit-
ed States.'" p. 116.. -
That part of this district (Mississippi ter-
iitory) which lies on the declivity of the hills
towards the south, protected, from the north
wind, and open towards the' south, will most
probably enjoy an equal ahd moderate climate;
u'ad, like the part of Georgia in a similar situa-
tion, it will be favorable to the production of
the vine and the olive." p. 118.

By the arrival yesterday (says the B'os-
ton Daily Advertiser of Saturday) of the
ship Saratoga, Davis, at quarantine, from
Pernambuco, we have informationfrom
thatt .:ciy to-. July. 22. At that date the
R6yad government was in quiet posses- '
,i.n of the Province.. The new Govern-
or had arrived from Rio Janeiro with 4000
troops. Most of the leaders o'f the insur-
atecou iosnad -a:.ecutedt -

WVe continue to he;1'(,a s the Salem I
Register of Saturday) of the extraordina-
ry fish of Cape Ann. He appears much
at his ease in the neighborhood, quite a
content with the fare he finds, and taking 5
nothing but what he finds free in the r
ocean. A space of about four miles is .
the utmost distanceinp which he has mo- e
ved since his last visit,if he be the same r
that has so often appeared on our coast. e
He has, however, tarried along enough l
to convince every person of his real ex- s
istence, and to make it consistent with a r,
good reputation, to say that we have seen
him. h
ti
The deathsin Charleston for one week, C
ending on the 31st of August, were 62
in number, of whom 32 were of the Yel- se
low Fever. Of those who died during fi
that week, the city inspector reports,.that w
all were strangers, except the children ; ha
. and that, in no instance that is known of, nt
-has the prevailing fever proved conta- ,il
gious.. .
St
F-rm'the 'hila&d1phia Gazette cof Saturday. ec
The ship Christopher Gore, from Hol. re
land now below, with 230 passengers, is an
in a most wretched condition from sick- at
ness. When she sailed from Amster-
dam, she -had 280 passengers on board, p'
"who had beeh for several weeks living in te
the streetsof Amsterdam, like Lazaro- th
ni, They were shipped by the civil au- fa
thority of Amsterdam, most of them in a se
state of sickness. Forty nine adults were in
thrown overboard during the passage, in-
hu
cluding the mate and one of the seamen.
We understand that other vessels, freight- m
ed' with these miserable creatures, were sp
soon to sail for this port.
-- ne
-A New-York paper announces the fol.-
lowing instance of good fortune on the r
part of one of the aboriginal descendants, lic
of this continent. The ticket, No. ali
19,545, which drew the 525,000 prize in wa
the Medical Science Lottery, now draw- to
ing, was purchased by GEORGE HIARtLIN, m
chief of a Cherokee tribe of Indians, and .a
is now in the hands of a gentleman of that
city. It was sold at ALLasB's oilice." is
ye
vei
DIED al
A few wet ks ago, at St. Louis, Missouri ter-
ritory, after an iilaess of 1 hours only, EaWAnD tra
HinxisS'r.Aa, Esq. formerly Delegate in Congress ist
from that territory. Mr. HIt. was a native of Con-
necticut. 0u'
Ac
On the 25th ult. in the 30th year of his age,
pfa consumption, after a most painfid and dis- coi
dressing illness of several weeks, Lt. Tao.As rie
-'. Li.ne, of the Marine Corps of the Ui)ited
ttes.i --


GENERAL WINCHESTER
TO TUE irrDTOa3 01 Truil; a TNrovE n IXs..a
Gt'ntemci,:
A work, purporting to be a His
of tie late war in the Western count
in which iny name is mentioned
some asperity, and perhaps some in
tice, has lately made its appearance
this part of the world. .Had not this
auction, stmae claim to the attention
posterity, I could stiffer that part o
which lhas elation to the disasters of
left wirig of the north western army,
pass without observation. I could
upon future historians to judgti of,
record .dispassionately those events,
the causes which operated in their p
duction. But, under existing ciircumst
ces, silence would be criminal as respe
myself, my family, my country. It wo
sanction the errors or mistakes of that
tory, and consign my name; not to 6
vion, but infamy. I cannot Wish to cha
the author of the work under consider
tion, with intentional deviation from c
rectness. The.name of "Historian"
sacred. I revere it., I venerate it as t
ordeal, 4 which, when the passions and p
judices of men become extinct by
operation of time, is competent to the
dewption of integrity from the imputat
._ dishonor.. I .ani urir.illing, :from ,t
respect to which huminan nriaire i"er'i
to suppose that the name of Ifistorian.c
be assumed for the purpose of acquire
literary fame, or to sacrifice the repu
tion of one individual to that of another.
I am not unaware of the difficulties
tending an attempt at the reversal of pu
lie sentiment. I am too well .acquaint
with the operation of human passions,
indulge so delusive a hope. I have liv
too long not to have discovered, that ma
kind generally apportion the degree
merit to the degree of suecess--an
Whilst admitting it to be t'qe best crite
on, I must contend, that'it is not alwa
just. Many a statesman has been eul
gized by .the generation in whicii he live
and caused his name to be transmit
to posterity, the consummation of who
plans.resulted more from favorable ci
cumstances, than perspicacity, or the e
ercise of political wisdom. Many a he
has immortalized his name, whose su
""is irm---r-;i t~i ., on aci'-
.han on the pel fiction of military arrange
ment: and how mapy statesman & hero
have fallen from the pinnacle of politic
and military glory, in consequence of th
superventipon of obstacles which cou
neither be foreseen nor avoided ? Ye
with these lessons before us, in almoi
every instance we apportion the degree
merit to the degree of success Sover
ign and mysterious Power who regu
ates the universe-have we any pi-eten
ions to the exercise of justice ? are w
national ?
Neither making comparisons with, no
having anyallusion to myself or my situs
ion-what has become of Arthur S
Clair, of unfortunate memory ? Have hi
sensibilities, under the pressure of mis
fortune, been treated with tenderness
'ith common humanity ? or his gr'ey
airs with respect ? Was Napoleon Bo
aparte, now a lorlorn and abandoned ex
e at St. Helena, less a general at Moun
t. John or Waterloo, than when he wad
d to victory and the pinnacle of military
enown, through the blood of Mareng
id Austerlitz ? Did the reversal of the
tainder of Algernon Sidney, by act of
irliament, make him a greater or a bet-
r man, than when he was brought to
e block, staggering under a load of in-
my, cast upon him by. thejudgment and
ntence of Jeffries? when, in truth, his
trinsic worth, and his services to the
iman race, should have clothed his me-
ory with immortal fame-and shed a
lender round the horrors of his grave !"
But to appreciate man by reverses, is
either the greatest misfortune nor the
eatest'injustice to which men in dub-
Slife are subject. With the gener-
ty of mankind, to want success is to
nt integrity. The statesman who fails
consummate his plans, no matter what
means may be put within his grasp, is a
taline ; and the general whose destiny
disastrous, without a dispassionate in-
stigation of either his means of pre-
nting misfortune or his motives for
ing, is stigmatised with the epithet of,
itor In time of war, when there ex.
s a great degree of'public excitement,
r. expectations ..are seldom reasonable.
hievements are anticipated without a
nsideration of the insurmountable bar-
rs which frequently oppose themselves
andthe measure of our expectations is,


not what we have put it in t(e power of not be surprised to heir of his exerting
c. public me to execute, bt.what we tr- his other facuity of crawling on the land,
dently desire to se. pe oi'ed. hen and casting upon brutal knd human vic-
Stims. Calculting upon the extent which
tory the feelings expand-; v.he l1 aiunm is ele- this one is r. presented to be, an hundred:
ry," vated with a perusal ol ti!- ..fli.-i details and fifty feet long, andof the. size of a
with of a decisive victory, m'aI T '-'Y [ sentiment barrel, arid considering the vast capacity
jus- of national glory pervades tihe breast, we of ex tension-which li. y i .i-':., lannhiul-
r in eulogize the victor fob i.o .1) ; utli ie ly of the. opinion that., it'could, devour
Twenty men at once, .with all ealse; i
prr r.'.n,-,I ert r iumph, I.e .L',, h .:: i 'r. oft.t.s. -nh, '
r of v.u:, pi er.i-w.miun .-.e- ihi [precur ULr bout Cappe Ann, re not entmunid im this
of 'it of wjiic;h Ic ic-t% : i y ".-, "Iio rnUle 'han muT1 rister's belly they wilul o.: it to -Iini e-
the the result. So when tle f Ieefins are thing independent of its known qualities,;
to 'chilled, w Yl stithe mind is deprc~ied with its extreme sublety and its irresistible
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rely thc.enunciation ofa p iblic'disaster & the power. A. 2.
and sentiment of national' .dL.~adal,i takes Two passengers in thd Steam Boat
arid possession of thel .1 ornfi, We vew the re' -were drowned on Saturday last. They
uro- sponsible officer, with painful abhorrence, were sleeping in a boat slung at the stern,
tan- as the medium of disgrace, without takr when one of the ropes by which 'it was
cts ing into ccsideratibn- the catises, pet- suspended breaking they were thrown in-
S haps too stubborn for con lhich con- to the water and sunk before the boat
uld haps too stbon for cont.lw.icn con- could get.to them. Their names were
his- spired in 'the production( of his misfor- Michael Kiillle and Win. Fletchei.
bli- tunes. We turn a deaf ear to his attempts [U. Canada Gazette.
rge at justificationt; and, after to,'.rating his -
ra- sensibilities by ',tlect, mid wounding Ih; FACT,
or- honor by insultur cuntcnipt, we Ibtce hin,. Relating to the MVarquis de JBouille.
is to appeal to posterity for jv.stice-and 9 Some years previous to the -late revo-
the seek, in a life of solitude, for that hap,pi- lution in France, when the nobility yet
re- ness which society i.njustly denies him. held their alo egal honours ;a.Mr.t
the In the pt'eeding "b vjons .i a young Englishman of fortune,
e In the edng bervonswho was on his travels, and stopped' in
re- not be difficult to discover t solicittde for Paris, used to spend much of his, time i
ion the good opinion of iny countrymen. I at the hotel of the Marquis de Bouille.
the donot solicit it trool their- grace, I claim His hospitality,and personal accotiplish-
-. ,.:. ;;.- r til;.-lt. ri,,nul hb "ment' 'won far on the esteem 6t Ir.n
*-' | T i- and in one FrenCh family, even in
can i b..crme intmible to tik v.kle of ir- the hcalt of the most-dissolute t&uirt in
ing spect, ha? ceased to dtiire it, aid lit Europe, hb eheld connubial ha iness,
ta- who can receive the consideration of so- connubial purity! the personal graces of
city as a favor, knowing it to be such, is thde Marchioness, though in the wane of
at- dead to every sentiment of honor. forty years, yet gave loveliness to t:,e
E JAMES Wv'tiNtHESTBR. sentiments of a mind that was only to be
S Tennessee, July, 1817. knn to be adored. She was aumired
ted Tenesse, -. andTesteemed by Mr. -- as her hiis
to OF THI SERPENT. band was reverenced and loved, ,Whte c
'ed .- this truly noble pair quitted Paris, for t
an. ro M TUE SOFOLaror EnAx. the Chateau in the country, they re- s
of Much curiosity having, been excited quested their guest speedily to follow a
by the appearance of the great sea ser- them. Mr. had been some weeks I
,' pent at Cape Ann f-ibour, perhaps in Paris after the departure of his illustri b
ri- some of your readers miht not take it ous friends, and was preparing to comply ti
ys amiss to be presented with a history of with their wishes, when he received a o
Io- that class of reptiles, whiybh, growing to letter from the Marquis, written in thie it
ed, the prodigious 'length ofi :2,' feet, comn- utmost consternation and anguish 'of
d bine strength wvith sub'-lety, and are at mind. He had lost the wife-bf his bo- ai
Once the most horrible enemy to man and som-she was then lying dead in the p
)se to beast. castle, after having endured the pains of
r- Thiere seems to be n-th-'probability in a short, but rapid illness-" she was at fi
x- the accounts of the ancient writers of the peace ; but for him, his grief must be as s
ro ravages and consternation which a single eternal as his love." fr
c. srpe .t i:'.,c bcn m,;,i,'m.i.;(. Mla. i- This intelligence surprised and afflict- st
a ic sine, not unrc -d.Mr.-- and, eager to. console his ki
-y the t ,,f fgoverjs. -& ,lor (cu-.J.-':-id suffhi;Ir. fiir r. !, :e inmci.ite:y 5zt off '"
l oin_ id, l i ," ls iOwti f a.t" r."i'.d Ior thc. U',. ,T.(, VVi',, +i.-o.rii-,.- .i
es c-n, m rin td -r.ngrh, coul.-i uippue t.ut ft'- the vill''thg *.i.I.:h lay at the foo: of the
al ble barriers to the inroads of these ani- hill on which the castle was situated, in- at
he mals, whlo, by a long and undisturbed en- stead of the stillness of sympathetic ta
ld joyment ofldominion in their gloomy re- sorrow marking every countenance for di
. treats, had grown to sue6 a size asto make the less of one whose inmost soul was nc
It them ani overmatch for the lion or ele- charity :-instead of this decent tribute at
st phant. Hercules; by dispatching one of to the virtuous dead-the bells rang; and bil
of these monsters, obtained an imperishable the peasants were assembled, dancing, pr
r- crown of glory ; and as civilization and singing, and exhibiting every feature of hi
u. the arts have-flouiished, and multiplied festivity. Amazed and shocked, he in- el
the mere physical powers of man, Ie has quirad what it meant ? The general re: aft
become an overmiatch for hese creatures, ply was-"The Marchioness is come to po
e and nearly exterminate'thliem from the life !"-Bewildered with hope he hardly .
earth ; though the boundless and unfath- cherished, he hastened to the Chateau, of
)r oniable recesses of the ocean have secured and there was received with open arms an(
a. the existence of one of'the' species, as by the happy Marquis. He led him to first
t. remarkable for its novelty as 'for its un- the chamber.of his amiable .wife ; who sel
s parallelled magnitude. But those that thanked Mr. with tears of grati- wh
dwelt upon land were represented as tude, for the consolation his friendship bot
" corresponding in bulk to such as inhabit had intended her Lord. After the firit mt
? now the deep itself. Pliny's famous hurried observations were over Mr.-- h
y serpent, that stopped the'army of Regu- felt his emotion subside to tranquility; ure
. lus on the banks of tihe river Bagrada, in he inquired the reason of this blissful hal
Africa,'was 120 feet long, devoured sev- change. The. Marchioness replied to prc
eral soldiers, and coull be dcsitroycd oIly him nearly in these terms: As
t by means of'the i.'t 1 werflul niuii.iry My illness was sudden, and'alarming, dre
- engines. Its spoils 1c.- :red tCo Rom.e, and the Marquis summoned severalphy- of;
y and the skin was dcpoaiild in the capi- sicians to attend me. All their exertions lig
o tol, where it was secli by Pliny, whose seemed to fail, and they declared that I'
e account from the ovation decreed to Re- there was nd hope ; but consented to re- ner
pf gulus by the Senate, and other collateral main in the *room till I breathed my last. the
'testimony, is as well substalitiated as any I to6k leave of the family. And in bid- net
" fact on record. These seiperits bore on- ding my husband adiet for ever a sudden hiin
ly the same relation to their own tribe convulsion seized me-and, I appeared gen
- that the Mammoth did to the tribe of to expire in his arms. .1 fell back on you
: Mammalia, for at the present day there my bed, pale and motionless : and he was tain
are serpents in South America 40 and torn by absolute force fonom the apart- abo
50 feet long, and the Mammoth was at ment. The physicians then advanced, hisI
least three times the bulk of the elephant.: and, looking at me, declared that I was oft'
- ii fact, it was of such a prodigious size, dead. I was stiff, and cold as marble, of e
I that I doubt very much whether a mere and laid in my shroud upon my couch to a lin
I historical sketch, unsuppjorted.by. the evi- be ready for interment. For this part of ste:
dence ot its skeletoni, would not have my narration I am indebted to my wo- with
been considered as marvellous as the -men. In obedience to our religion, and win-
accounts of the ancients concerhiiig the in honor of my rank, the room was dark- and
serpent. .' : ened, hung with black, and lighted with tihre
In Java serpents have, been seen 50 wax lights ; and thle anthems for the I
feet long, and the Liboyain Brazil, is fie- dead were chanted morning and evening flece
quently found 40 feet in length. In Af- around my bed. At last the day came havy
rica, travellers have affirmed that they in which I was to be committed to the I an
have seen then devour it buldaloe, afier earth.. My husband, who had been de- prof
writhing around it& breaking every bone tamied from the sight of my corpse, hear- sine
in its body, amidst the piteous groans and ing that I was to be removed, broke fi'om of mv
yells of the animal ; a death the.. most his room, and, flying to thte door of my
horrible that can be conceived. From apartment, insisted upon seeming me once
the very nature of these animals, the one more. In vain he entreated : his attend- In
on our coast ought to ectte more appre- ants, in obedience to the physicians, held freq
hension than-curiosity. him fast-but his grief was stronger than of p
They are universally amphibious ; that their strength ; and with a sudden exer- ben
is, cant equally exist on land and: water, tion, he bursted from their hold,'and rus-h- but
T'he one that destroyed Regulus's troops, ing into the chamber, flung himself up- aide
had, no donu'ot, crept out of the river Ba-' on my bosom, exclaiming-'- My wife to t
grada, in search of prey ; and whenever my dear wife, they shall not tear thee and
our northern serpent finds it difficult to from me h"-At these words, I raised her,
pi-ocure food at sea, or finds himself ruch mnyselfi and clasped him in my arms- least
disturbed in his present eleine'ht, I should he fairnted. By the assistance of th-s fa-


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culty he was soon recovered; and I re1
moved to a warm bed,: which quickly i'e'
stored ne to my former ,e iF. What I
have told you is c.dtraordinary ; but what
I have yet to tell, yet strikes rme: with
terror. When I ali.i,c-r.;J t :.:pire I
suppose I swooned.; 1.. r Ir;- : ho 1rcul-
U ..:ii j.,f siny tliIIg, il my senses elni.n"
ed to awake at the ,iOn o. line music,
I found myself.,stretchedon my..ciucho,
uiht.,: lo .-..en i ny t-cs, to i,.\e, hr ar-
ii-,at a s u J. j, 1.- ,- te ... he.. s ,-. .
i-.ters chilled ir.- with dread ; but. vheir
I heard then proceed. for hours i ,the
,ole'mnity, and niy woren, who sat as
round me,. discoursing 6f my death,
and intended burial-Goa knows what
were my horrors the conviciod: that
I sholiill I.,t buried alive, \ii l all my en,
ses contemplating tlie, scene, almost
drove me mad yet I Was incapable of
expressing, even by assign, that I exist-
ed. In this state of distraction and ter
ro'r wa,, my mihd, when I ILai d iJmy hus-
band's voice at my door-when I heard
his. strug.les-li, eloquent grief Oh O
how my soul'was torn with agony --It
appeared.ready to burst my body but
when .ay clear lord threw himself upolr
my breast, and in all the torture of an-
guish called upon my name, and strained
me to his heart-It caused such a temr
pest in my soul-sucli a revulsion iri my
whole frame-that I felt the will, 4 tihe
next moment had the power; to grasp him
n rmy arms-the rest you li'adyJ know."
w This relation is a fact. Mr i.
now lh London. I am riot certain of the
iresint residence of the Marquis ; but)
i.s late work on th)* French Revolutionr
wvil ,C'iim ccl rit-ry tetrc' he- ,u.. .

MAMMOTH BIRD.
to TiS tbITroR or TeE conriLsra.
RICHiMOND SEP. T .
Observing froni the newspapers, th'at.
considerable interest has been exfitedj,ia
he public mind, by the Serlint' that is
aid to have made his appearance in and
bout Gloucester harbor, Massachusetts f
am induced to believe that it may not-
e out of the way to give you a descrip-
ion of a mammoth CRANE, which Was
observed feeding out of the Brook Streami
n this county, a few days past. .
At; the time I discovered this huLge
nimal of the feathered race, I was/ it
pursuit of a flock of wild Turkies. He
1as standing apparently about five yards
rom.the margin of the water, upon I
light eminence or hill, from which he
"om time to time reached otit his' mon-
rouslong neck for the purpose of mas
ing depradation on the Finny tribe.
l.'1.c f!.r- l ,:Je.:-".e_4 h;tm, thI.e idiian e-

r'd1. But I ditnurmned instantly to fire
him, lest he should discover me ancl
ke wing. Accordingly I levelled and-
scharged my rifle at him ; which hadi
o other effect than that of attracting -hia
tention, by turning his enormous lone
ll in the direction from which the sound
oceeded. At the same time he raised
msrlf up and extended his neck to an
ev'ation of more than 15 feet, which t
:erwards ascertained from boughs of a
plar under wlich he was standingA
Not at all disheartened by the failure
my first fire, put in a second charge,
d veering a little to the right of my
st position, effectually concealed my-
Ifby advancing in a fange with a lairge
iite Oak, until I approached within a-
ut forty paces. My anxiety at this "
ument produced great trepidation, to
ichi circumstance I attribute my fail-
e to kill, though I am satisfied I must
ve hit my object, and think it highly
obable that the wound will prove fatal.
an evidence of the effect of my shot, I
:w a numbt. of feathers, which were
a most exquisite fine texture, and of a
it blue colour.
You are already apprised of the hani-
r in which I became acquainted witdh
height of this aerial inhabitant of the
her regions; for such I must conclude
to be, or that he is ol an entirely new
us ; and shall next proceed to inform
u of the equally novel manner of ascer-
ring the length of his wings. As he rose
ve the tops of the trees, I observed that
wings on either side blushed the leaves
wo poplars that grew within a few paces
ach other. And on placing myself in
ie with the boughs of the one, and.
pping off the distance to a like change
i the other, I satisfied myself that his
gs,must have measured at least Seven
an half feet each, besides allowing
:e feet for the spade of the lIody'l
assure you, Sir, when I came to re-
t what ah acquisition this bird would
e been to your new MAuseum ; which
i happy to hear is in a rapid state of'
gression ; I could not but regret most
erely, the unfortunate circumsanc -
ay not having made prize of him.


itandes of sagacity in dogs have been
gently quoted, but one lately occu-red
sculiar interest : one of our carriers
g indisposed, his son took his place,
not knowing the subscribers, he was .
1 by the dog, who, being accustomed
e routes, trotted on ahead of the boyc
stopped at the door of each siubscr-
where the paper was left without thb
mistake,-\ at, Acdvacate,


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WASHINGTON :,

SATURDAY, SPT. 13.

We are informed that the public sales
of the Alabam- lands, at Milledgeville,
Georgia, from August 4 to 23, amounted
to 649.371 dollars S4 cents. The quan-
tity sold was abaut 121,000 acres, at pri-
ci-s from two dollars to seventy : the
greatest part at tw dollars. The average
price was about five dollars thirty-five
cents an acre.

STHE POTOMAC.-We are delight-
ed to find that the public attention has
been partially awakened to the vast im-
portance of perfecting. the N13vigation
of the APotomac, than which there is no
single object more intimately connected
with the prosperity of the District of
Columbia. It is very satisfactory to
learn that the Potomac Company have at
length taken the state of its concerns into
serious consideration, and adopted mea-e
sures to retrieve them, as we gather from
an intimation in the Georgetown Mes-
senger. The Company for improving
the navigation of the Shenahdoah (now
n distinct company, no longer connected
with the Potomac Company) are also
busily engaged in the works necessary
to make the Shenandoah navigable fora
hundred miles from its mouth, through
the fertile valley which forms its bed. So
highly do we appreciate the value of these
improvements, that we believe an hun-.
dred thousand dollars a year, contributed
gratuitously by the holders of property
in this district to the completion of the
navigation of the Potomac as far as prac-
ticable, would be a provident and pro-
fitable expenditure-a gratuity in regard
to which it might be truly, almost lite-
rally said, Cast thy bread upon the wa-
ters, and after many days it shall return
to thee."
The following is an extract from the
article in the Messenger which is above
referred to:
The road which nature has given us,
or some of her efforts, (whether at tihe
original creation, or since) by means ofc
some terrible disruption, it is. unmate.-
rial to consider, on this occasion, is tne
river Potoiac, which empties its waters,
and with them- will ereiong-.be-in-a state
f f-prepiraiton-toa eapty also the vast
products of the vast region through
with it meanders, into the lap of Geore
town. The Shenanidoah also uniting it-
self with this noble river, will float into
it irom the sane market the immense
products of the fertile soil bordering its(
route. 'he cheapness of this mode of
conveyance over any other, will never fail
to ensure to it :he trade of all those whose
contiguity to thie shores of those two ri-
vers, pots its advantages within their
reach. And here it will not be improper
to remark, that no people, in any im-
provement which it was deemed advatita
geous to make, ever had greater cause of
gratulation than have the citizens of this
town, arid the farmers in the upper couno.
try, on the recent appointment of John
Mason, Henry Foxall, and John Laird,9
Esquitres, as managers for the improve-
ment of this navigation. They present
a rare union of talents, enternrize, inte-
grity, and practical experience. A new
state of things has already grown up un-
der their auspices. We look with confis
dence,-to the apcamplishment of the work
in which they are engaged.'

The Army Court Martial, convened in
this city for the trial of certain charges
preferred against an officer of Marines,
yesterday adjourned sine die, having de-
cided, under the 68th article of the Rules
and Articles of War, that they were in-
competent, alone, to try a Marine officer,
though officers of the army might be
placed on a Court with Marine officers-
for that purpose. This appears to be a
question heretofore undecided, and which
it may prove beneficial to the service to
have now definitively settled.

The friends of the British Navy ap-
pear dissatisfied with the state in which
the question of its invincibility was left at
the close of the 1ite war. A new Essay
to conquer facts by argument, oh this
subject, is thus announced in a late Lon-

d 'inis daye is published, p-ice 20s. in boards,
with Plates, a full and correct account of the
Chief Naval ofacrrences of the late war be-
tween Great Britain and the United States of
America; preceded by a cuMsory examination
of the American accountsoftheir Naval Actions
fought previ toothiat peiod to which is ad-

We are sorry the question is not per-
mitted to rest on its own merits. A far-
ther agitation of it can have no tendency
but to prolong national hostility.

'DIED,
At Charleston, a few days ago, Min.t Uhefta
B. esneA, of the navy of te United States,
and formerly of this city.


VERY LATE FROM ENGLANDD

NEW-YORK, AUG. 10.
The very elegant and fast sailing ship
Nestor, Capt. Scott, arrived at this port
yesterday, in 32 days from Liverpool,
whence she sailed on the 6th of August
By this arrival the Editors of the Mer
cantileAdvertiser have received Liverpool
Papers and Prices Currents to the 5th of
August, inclusive, and London Papers and
Lloyd'sLists to the 4thof the same month.
The following extracts comprise every ar-
ticle of interest of a political or commer-
cial nature.
One of our latest papers state, that Al-
bert Gallatin, Amndassador from the Uni-
ted States of America, to the Court of
France, arrived at Ghent on the 22d of
July, on his way through Brussels to Hol-
land.
A great deal of rainy weather was ex-
perienced in England, and on the conti-
nent, the latter part of July, notwithstand-.
ing which the prospect for an ani.uidat
harvest 'was undiminished, and bread
stuffs were gradually declining.
Price of American Stocks at London,
Aug. 2.-Six percent; 107,; Louisiana
six per cents. 100o.
Our English papers also inform us that
the heavy rains the latter part of July, had
swollen- the Rhine to a height hitherto
unknown, and that considerable damage
Ihad been done to the fields of grain which
it had overflowed.
The London Morning Chronicle of
the 2d of Aug. states, that every thing
seems to indicate that there are very im-
portant, and not ve"y amicable discussions
,pn the tapis at present, between the Ga-
-birets of London, Madrid and St. Peters.
burg. It states that Ferdinand had de-
rudnded the active assistance of the other
powers, by a marine force, to put an end
to the depredations of the Insurgent pri-
vateers, and also to afford the m'ans of
an armament for bringing back The re-
volted provinces of South America to
subjection-that iptermediation is mere
trifling, and that it is now too late for neu-
trality.
The Sun, an evening paperof the same
day, notices the article in the -Chronicle,
and declares it untrue.
,-Lord Amherst and suite arrived at
Spithead, from his unsuccessful mission
to China, on the 30th July.
The Prince Regent was preparing for
a 6 weeks tour through Oxfordshire, Wor-
cestershire, and Warwickshire.
The Consul General of Fratce, at Am-
sterdam, has published a notice informing
the merchants that, according -o" orders
i 1ii1, he_u.,J L C ed 'from hiis govern-
ment, no vessel' coming from foreign
countries will be admitted in Senegal,
or in the dependencies of that country._
Accounts had reached England of the
loss of four valuable homeward bound
China ships, names unknown, in the Chi-
nese seas, in a heavy typhoon.

From Liverpool letters to the 5th
of August, we derive the following re-
marks on the state of the market.
The import of cotton for the first 7
months of the present year, from the U.
States, is 129,758 bales; total, 194,563.
In the same period of 1816, the imports-
were, from the United States, 122,822 ;
total, 204,863. Present stock, 36 -to
,88,000 uplands and Orleans, and 8 to
9,000 Sea Islands. Of all kinds, 75 to
80,000 bales. There has been a run on
low uplands, which have advanced a half
penny to 3 farthings per lb ; fine quali-
ties in request at 1 4 to 1-2d advance. To-
tal sales in July,, 42,000 packages ; the
import rather more-Upland 18 to 20
1 2d, New-Orleans, 19 to 22 J-2d-Sea
Islands, 2s 2d1 to 2s Td. The operations
in our cot-on market continue on an ex-
tensive scale, resulting from the general
amendment in the trade of Manchester
and the cotton districts. Sales of last
week exceed 10,000 bales.
Flour is fluctuating from day to day,
as the weather changes. The best Phil-
adelphia would bring 50s ; but Alexan-
dria, not very good, has been sold at 48s.
6d. The supplies continue extensive, and
the consuiaption has increased prodi-
giously since the price has declined so
materially, so that there seems every
prospect that all we have received will
be wanted before the new corn comes to
market-say about the end of next month.
The demand this day (5th) is steady at
our quotations (sweet 49 to 51s.; sour
39s to 41; American wheat, lUs 6d to
13s per 70 lbs.) Until the harvest is
over, our prices wil! continue to be mate-
rially influenced by the weather. It is
expected that the ports will not be closed
before November, and doubitful if then
Rice in moderate demand at 31 to 33s;
tobacco declining, Virginia 5 1 2 to 10 ;
Kentucky 4,-2 to 7-d. Ashes declinig-
New York 48 to 49s; Boston 49s to 50s ;
Pearls 59 to 60s. Bark, dull, 17 to 21s
flaxseed, improving, 60s per hhd. ; tur-
pentine, 13 to 15s; tar, 15 to los 6d;
staves,w. o. 10l 10 to 131; w.o. hd. 19
to 23/ 10s.

NEW-Yo&K, SEPT. 10.
SCapt Bunker, of the ship Belfast, has
brought dispatches for government from
the American Minister at St. Peters-
burg.


NEW-YORK, SEPT. 10.
Stccessftl XPrivateerin. :.-T'he schoo-
ner Mechana, Ray, which arrived at this
port yesterday from Trinidad, via Cuba,
was boarded on the 16th ult. off.the West-
ward of that Island, by a privateer under
Buenos Ayrean colors, and though close-
ly examined, treated politely. The board-
ing officer requested to be reported as the
late sch. Gen. Artegas, (formerly of New
Yo\k) Chaniplin commander, now the
Minerva, D. Moran, commander. He
stated, that on the 13th they captured two
valuable vessels-one a brig from the
Main, with a cargo of indigo, wood and
cotton, and one hundred and eighty thou-
sand dollars in specie; the other a po-
lacre from the Mediterraiean, with a car-
go equally valuable, both bound to Hava-
na. Capt. Ray kept in cornpany with the
privateer till the 18h, when she brought
toand boarded the schooner Fame, Mon
ro, from Trinidad for Havana, which ves-
sel had that morning picked up a boat
with:two staves on board. The privateer
took the laves and gave capt. M. the
boat.
LATEST PFRCM AMlELIA.
Extract of'a letterfroom a respiectable gen.-
Ileman in St. Alary's to another in Su-
vanitMih dated August 31, 1817..
I went to Amelia Island yesterday to
see how our new iit ,hboi s progressed.,
They appear to be in high spirits, and
wish much for an attack from the Span-
iards; The Morgiana; and another brig
mounting 16 gu!4s and 75 men, arrived
yesterday, from New York. -The guns
and men for the Motgina are coming on
in a brig and sloop, which were suppos-
ed to be of the number of vessels in sight
last evening, (two brigs, two schooners
and one sioop)-. Mr. Hubbard, late sheriff
of New York, told rme bonds had to be
given to the amount of 10,000 dollars that
they shouldd r.ot take any arms on board,
and not tji than 25 men, which num-
ber was thbteght sufficient to navigate the
vessel. Large reinloicemerns are ex
pected as soon as the sickly season is
over, when they will proceed against Au-
gustine. A proclamation, declaring East
and West. Florida blockaded after the
15th of September, is published by com-
modre Taylor, and will be enforced by
the naval force 4" the Reamblic f/'ithc Ft,-
ridas. I had some conversation with
general M'Gregor. He is certainly a very
gentlemanly man, and has much the ap-
pearance, of a military character. He
speaks confidently of succeeding in the
conquest oftfe country before the month
of December,"

Another letter, to the Editors, says,
".The town qf Fernandina is incorporat-
ed under gen, M'Gregor's authority,and
has a mayor and aldermen, who make mu-
nicipal regulpons. There is a police
office, at which every person must report
when they arrive, and procure a passport
when about to dep.,!t, far which they.
have to pay if c"rs. A printing office
has also lg~e, established ; and i.jti.cai
mon- v, somilng similar to the c hasige
;ills ul Savannyali, put ii, circulation, sign.
ed by M'Gregor. The patriots at tiis
time can repulse 500 men easily."
[Sav. Rep.

CHARL.STroN, SEPT. 6.
From Amnelia.-A. letter received on
Thursday last, dated at St. Mary's, 28th
ult mentions that the brig Morgiana,
with Sheriff Hubbard, from New-York,
and an hermaphrodite brig, had arrived at
Amelia Island ; but it was understood
they had brought neither men, money,
nor munitions of war, as expected, which
was a great disappointment to General
McGregor. "t was also reported that
Governor Coplpinger was preparing an
expedition at St. Augustine, to dislodge
the Patriots from their position at Amelia.
S. ['Courier.

The Sea &rpent having changed his
position, as seamen express it, for plenty
of sea room. it is probable that the ar-
rangements made for his capture will
prove abortive', and we shall not be likely
to hear more him than of his. being oc-
.asionally seen in the ocean, unless he
should attempt a fishing cruise on that
forbiddeti ground the coast of Nova Sco-
tia. In that casethis Britannic Majesty's
naval commanders, who are so extremely
tenacious of their m'sier's rights, consid-
ering that he would be last from i Amer-
ican port,rwould certainly attempt his
capture, and, if successful, send him in
for legal adjudication, in the court of Ad-
miralty, at Halifax, on a charge of.a vio-
lation of the treaty of Ghent.
FA\ H. Cent.

BUFFALO, SEPT. 2.
Large and Valuable arrival of Purs.r
Last week the sch Tigress 'and sloop
Hannah deposited the largest and most
valuable lot of Furs ever before seen in
this village. They consisted of beaver,
otter, muskrat. bear skins and buffalo
robes; 322 packs were consigned to Hart
&- Lay, owned by John Jacob Astor,of N.
York, and 150 packs were consigned to
Townsend & Coit, belonging to several
owners. These fors came down in the
Tigress, aid in consequence of the etart
ing of a plank the head of ti lake, she sprung a leakt
and a part of tie cargo was landed in a
damaging state Ibut owing to the timely
exertions of the merchants to whom
they were consigned, property to a large
amount has been saved to the owners.-
We learn that a part of this cargo was
insured in Boston. 122 packs came down
in the sloop Hannah perfectly safe. These
firs have been estimated at rising of


150,00, dollars. The damage is suppo-
sed to amount to 10 or 12,000 dollars.


TO THE EDITORS,

.!-,h Ga'lei V Seaton :
The enclo-ed notice of Mr. Moore's new
poem., wa; t.,in.l in the chamber of a literary
gentleman who was evidently one of a knot of
Reviewers. He seems to have abandoned it to
its fate, and, agreeably to the legal dootrote in
such cases, it becomes the property of the for-
tunate finder. 1 observe that your columns are
sometimes 'devoted to literary subjects, and,
therefore, send it to youth with permission to
make whatever use of it you please. It is sub-
mitted to your consideration whether, by its
publication, you would not render a small ser-
vice to tle repubLec of letters. You will per-
ceive that it differs essentially from a critique
lately inserted in your paper. The public
must decide when Doctors disagree,

LALLA ROOKH.
It is about three years since, that Lord
Byrun, in an elegant de dication of his
Cor,.air to his friend Moore, excited thel
curiosity of all the readers and admirers
of poetry, in- expectation of this poem.
Lord Byron, whose mind sympathises
with every thing excellent in poetry, and
luxuriant in fancy, seems to have antici
pated its publication with fondest partial-
ity. Moore vsas then well known to the
public as an elegant performer on the
Anacreontic lyre. Hisadmnirablimitation
of Anacreon, breatlhing the impassioned
spirit of that bard, '* the lay of his boy-
hlood," to use his own expression, and his
Irish Melodies, distinguished for their
spirit, their tenderness of feeling, and the
sweet flow of their numbers, had ranked
him among the first poets Of the age.
Lord Byron's flattering euiogium of his
great poetical talents, conspiring perhaps
with the presumption that he had .seen
some part of the manuscript of the poein
of whose merit he predicted so favo6r.bly,
was well calculated to excite an interest
fort the bantling. Wjnder these circum-
stances, nut to disappoint public expect
tion, was no ordinary task. Much was
expected, and, in our opinion, much has
been performed. The favorable recep-
tion which the poem is said to have met
vith in Great Britain, and its speedy re-
publication and rapid circulation in this
country, are lfats, we think, which prove
Mir. Aioore has performed that task, and
i deemed that pledge which his former
eminence had virtually imposed upon
him.
Our ignorance of the standard works
of taste and merit, has long been a stand--
ing reproach against us by Bri-irsh m:i-
tics. We f-ar tiere is soie foundation
for this reproach, though not to the extent
which their illiberal and within sneers
would se m to imply. We flatter our-
selves, however, that we caiu see in our
country an improving taste and an in-
creasing ardor for the acquisition of po
lite literature. We wish it Wr-e more
general. Its tendency is to' meliorate and
give a polish to -sorial intercourse, and
thus to add to our happiness and increase
u Lt-, Lotik ctI hartrjess -pleasurest. It,
would be a great Improvement in the
state of female education, which we re
great to say is too imperfect and superfi-
cial, if the female part of our society
could be inspired with a greater regard
for literature. The horrid trash ol no-
vels and romances, too exclusively mono
polises the toilet. To cultivate the taste,
refine the sentiments, and improve the
mind, are subjects eminently worthy the
attention. ofi the ladies: h/1 tibi erunt
artee. In their intercourse conversation
would assume a more interesting turn.
Seldom has it been our good fortunCe to
hear a lady venture to pronounce an opin-
ion upon .the merits-ol Byron, Campbell,
Scott, or other celebrated poets, aid sor-
ry we are to believe that they are not
generally read. We have sometimes
heard them, and venture to confess, to
the great terror of all the beaux & belle
of Noodledomin, that seldom did they ap
pear so interesting and rational-so far
elevated above mere novel readers. Pro-
found criticisms. we should not expect
from the ladies, if we could inspire them
with a taste for literature ; but we should
expect thlat a decided taste would be fix-
ed for its more'geneial acquisition, aid
a strong disposition to respect it in others,
would thereby be created. We will spend,
no time in showing that such a state at
society would be very desirable. We do
not know that it is even doubted. But we
forget that, like a reviewer, we are wri-
ting an essay when we only intended a
brief notice of a poem. We return then
from our digression.
It is an eastern tale, or rather four
separate tales, recited to an eastern prin-
cess by a young poet, to beguile the te-
diousness of a journey. Their recita-
tion is easily and naturally introduced by
some prefatory and ingenious remarks in
firose, in which Mr. Moore has taken
care to explain the stories and obviate
idle criticisms. The construction of it
is rather novel, though bearing some re-
semblance to the Queen's Wake of the
Ettrick bard. The titles of the parts are,
The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, Para-
dise and the Peri, the fire IVors-h.ppers,
and The Light of the Haram.
It is impossible to read them, and not
perceive that the author is a poet of the
first order. The gorgeous and glowing
fancy which they exhibit, the splendor of
their imagery, and the magnificent arnd
fiery spirit which they breathe, are quali
ties which might be expected from the
Persian poets i but the chasteness of the
ornaments, and the classic purity of the
diction, are solely attributable to the de-
licate taste of the author. Compared
with Lord Byron, it must be allowed that
if Moore has not his bold originality--the
loftiness of his march-the fervid glow


of his thoughts, and the deep toned agoe


izing note of his passion, he has more
correctness, more sprightliness, more na-
ture, and a more melodious versification.
It is in this last quality that we conceive
that Moore has surpassed all his compe-
titors. He has a delicate ear and a poet's
eye ; a luxuriant fancy and a splendid
diction. Of the different parts, we are
inclined to give the preference to the
Fire Worshippers. It is here, we think,
that he has put forth the strength of his
genius, and its conception and execution
are, in some respects, superior to The
Veiled Prophet of Khorassan. Of The
Paradise and the Peri, and The Light of
the 1aranm, we think the poet Feramorz
was right in telling Fadladeqn, the critic,
that they are in a lighter and humbler
strain than the other." Still they are
beautiful 'of their kind. We piteed to-
tikasscribe sonie of the parts which exci-
ted our admiration. The manner in
which we are affected by iocal assccia-
tions, is finely touched in the luilulonin,
linesa-
." 'though few his years, the west already knows
Young Azrit's fame ;--beyond the clympiain
snows,
Ere maubhood darkened o'er his downy cheek,
O'erwhehm'd in fight, and captive to the Greek,
tie linger'd there till peace dissolved his chains;
Ohl who could, e'en in bondage, tread the plains
Of.gloriou, rtiiwcR, nor feel his spirit rise
Kindliig within hinm who, .ii heart a-d eyes,
Could walkl where Liberty had been, nor see
The shining font-prints oflier Deity,
Which mutely told her spirit had been
there ?"
The following description of the in-
tenseness of gric upon a youitg.heart for
the supposed death of a lover, appears to
us very admirable :--
h grief beyond all other griefs, when fate
First leaves the vyoutag heart 'lone and desolate
Il thie wide woi Id, without that only tie
fior whichit lov'd to live, or fear'd to die,;-
Lorn as the hung up lite, that ne'er hat.h spoken
Since the sad day it,.]aster chord was broei a-"
Conscious guilt, driving its victim to
frenzy and dispair, iso illustrated by the
following beautiful comparison, w hich,wive
venture to say, will be admired by. all who
have witnessed the grand and awful exhi-
bition of floating ice mountains :
As when, in northern seas, at midnight dark,
An isle of ice encounters some swift baik,p
And, startling all ila wretchfes fromltlheir sleep,
By one cold impulse hurls themntothedeep .-
So came the shock not frenzy's self could
bear."
We have taken these extracts from the
Veiled Prophet. It's story, as splenitical-
ly summed up by Fudladeen, the great
chamberlain, and most important per-
sonage in the princess's train, is the fol-
lowing: "an ill-favored gentleman, with
a yeil over his face ; a young lady, whose
reason went and came according as it
suitedthe poet's convenience to be sen-
sible or otherwise ; and a youth in. on.e
of those hideous Bucharnan bonnels, Wyho
took.the aforesaid gentleman in the veil
for a divinity. After r;valling e.m i Ii t
in long speeches and abs-r-dties, ithl u,,h
sorie tFhuit5inds of lines as indigestible
as the filberds of Berdoa, our friend in
the ii jumps in a tublofaqua-iortis ; tshe
young lady dies in a sit speech, whose
only recommendation is that it is her last;
and the lover lives on to a good old ag',
for the laudable purpose of seeing her
ghost, which he at last happily accom-
plisl.es, and expires." This is tlhe outline
of the story which Mr. ,Moore has put
into the mouth of his critic, and is a keen
satire upon the cant and captiousness of
criticism, The story we think is inge.
nious and well told.
The poem next recited, is, Paradise.
and The Pel i. A Peri is heard lament-
ing at the gate of Eden that she and "hur
recreant race" had been expelled from it's
celestial abodes. I he angel who was ap-
pointed to guard it's gates beholds her
weeping, and approaches to listen to her
sad song., He was touched with com-
passion, and gently informs her that :
'Tis written in the book of Fate,
The Peri yet may be forgiven
Who brings to this eternal gate
The gift that is most dear to heaven !
She swiftly desceinds in search of that
gift, and finding a youthful hero shedding
his blood in liberty's cause, she catches
the last drop of his heart and wings her
flight to Parudise to present her offer-
ing. The- angel ta. whom she prvcsnt-
ed the gift, assures her that though
the welcome of the brave who die fqr
their native hrnd is sweet, yet a holier
boon would be required to opep the gates
of Heaven. The Peri again descends in
search of an acceptable, offering and bears
tip to heaven the last sigh of a faithful
lover who expired in the cold arms of a
beloved youth who had just died of the
p ague. Again she is informed that a holt-
Cr boon will b= rcquii'ed. O0 her third ext-
crsion sl.e beholds a hardened wretch
softened by the recollection of crin.es and
shedding a repentant tear. This is b n- to
heaven and opens the gates of Para.dise.
The tale is the shortest in the volute. lIt
is a playful excursion of the fancy without
any very striking beauties or defects and
pon thle wiolie excites the easy and
pleasum able emotions.
The story next in order, is, The l''re
tVorshieicrs. When Persia had hIdlen be-
neath the power of the Arabians, 4l-Has-
,aun the satrap wvho was sent to plant his
foot upon the neck of the conquered
country, was opposed at the thresh-
hold of the kingdom he was advancing
to rule, by Iafcd, the chieftain of a de-
termined band, spirits of fire," who
glowed with indignation at their ccuntryv's
shame. But opposition was va n-the'iy
were overpowered by numbers. In this
exigency H,, -d with his band retired to
a ruined temple on a lofty peak of a stu-
pendous chai, of mntuntains termiratiiig
in the Persian (ulf or sea of O(Jinan, iti-.
acces:-ible ,y sea or la, d to any foe.
They d termmne their to live and die.anc,
as opportunity presented wreak thci,.


vengeauce oo their invaders. The.satrap,










or Emir, as he is called in eastern Ian
guage, was accompanied by endad, IM
blooming daughter. On the lofty emi
hence of a cliff overlooking the sea, h
had built a bower, sacred, and as he sup
-posed, accessible to her alone, in whicl
she might taste the coolness of the even
ing breeze after the parching heat ofthi
day. "i orm his watch boat iltfed caught
the glinamering light of her turret ant
-climbed tie rugged rocks in expectation
ol finding the Emir. They were n utu
ally surprised. and enamoured. On hn
second v.sti to her turret he, appears palh
and dcjeceed. After a loug silence she
informs him. that in tile wanderings o
her fancy she had often wished that the
island which they gazed upon was waft
dto some distant sea whee they mighi
love unknown and undisturbed. Smi!ing
she turns to see how he was affected b)y
her lanciiul wish, and marking his
inourt.ful countenance, .burst into tears
In. their conversation he informs her tial
he is one of those outcast f. w who havt
swoiu to break their country 's chains or
Scrish in the attempt, in short that he is
one of her father's deadly enemies, and
that had she been a l-ersian maid, instead
of an Arsabiah,their fates tmght have been
more closely united. His signal lights
then appearing, he breaks away and
.steels his heart with its former ven-
geance: Night after night she watches
at the lofty bower, but herloser never a-
g.ain appears. In a short time after their
in:ervic:w, she is one morning aw.*kened
by her father, whose countenance was
brightened with unusual joy. He informs
her that by means of treachery, the'rebel
Ilafed, who bad so often strewed his
paths with the dead of the fait'hfdl, would
that night be delivered into his hands,and
that he, With his whole band, should ex-
"i.'it.aice .-.-h weight his his vengeance.
To. her it was heart-chilling inlormatioro
--she swoons. 'The father exclaims that
a life of blood illbefits her-that; he had,
rnot risked her timid sex in such scenes,
had lie not hoped to have found abject
submission instead of rebellion-that the
breeze which was then blowing, should
waft her immediately back to. Arabia.
.The vessel in which she embarks is
captured by Hafed, and she is conducted
to his dreary and lonely abode., In him
whom she iad been taught -to regard with
superstitious dread, she recognizes her
Persian lover. She informs him that he is
betrayed, and that very.night would be
his last He sounds the alarm, 'which
summons his band together. They re-
solve to sell their lives as dearly as. pos
sible, and& as a last refuge from a life of
chains, to ascend a funeral pyre, which
had long-been prepared for such an enter
agency. Taking advantage of. thet i- fmi-
.liarity with 'the ravines and winding
1hih conducted to their retreat, they
.successfully oppose their assailants, till
wearied with. slaughter, they are over-
poweteI.. Hafed itli a -Linge c.,pan-
ion, r" e it Fth,- ,- I4: IT-, cmb'i-
paniikn falls dead at its: threshholdover
cotMie with fatigue. With a strength so-
perhuman,. he :ears him along; qtnd"Iay s
nim on thel funeral pyre. HIe then fights
the consecrated brand and fires. thpile.
" Now, Freedom's .God.I" he exclaims,
" I come.tp thee," and vaulting upon the
pile, expires in its flames.- 'At that isbo-
rmcnrt-a shriek is heard on the water be-
low. Concealing the f.tal secret from a
few of his followers, he had sent then to
convey Hinda back to her father, ioping-
their pardon would be the price of her
ransom. Tliey had not proceeded fur,
when they hear the alarm given. Every
oar is suspended, and every.eye turned in
mute disriay to the dim altar, which, aiS
worshippers of the sun, they hlad always
kept b'rpin'g on the mountain's top, as
one of the rites of their religion; They
discover a torch-light moving towards the
funeral pile. Its solitary glare is re-
flected over the water, and Hafed is dis
covered standing before it. "'Tis he!"
the maid exclaims, and giving a heart
broken shriek, sprung forward as if to
Reach the blaze, and sunk into the wave.
A .Peri is heard to warble a farewell dirge,
which concludes the story. We have al-
ready expressed our favorable opinion of
this part of the volume. Our limits will
allow. us to give but a few extracts. .The
following portrait of Hinda, though ra-
thcr indistinct, will be read with some in-
terest.
"Light as the angel shapes that bless
An inifanit's dream, yet not less
Rich in all woman's loveliness ;-
With eyes so pure, that from their ray
lDark vice would turn abash'd away, .
Blinded like serpents when they gaze
Upon the emerald's Virgin blaze !
t et, fill'd with all youth's sweet desires,
Mingling the meek and vestal fires
Of.other worlds, with all the bliss,
The fond, weak tenderness of this !r
A soul. too, more than half divine,
When through some shades of earthly feeling,
Religion's soften'd glories slhi ne
Like ihght through summer foliage stealing.
Shedding a glow of rich mild iue, -
So warm, and yet so shadowy too,
As makes the very darkness thei'e
More beaufidl than light elsewhere !"
The interview between Hafed and Hin-
da is eminently beautiful, but is too long
ftr transcription. The rising of the sun
is one of the commonest subjects ofpoe-
try. Our readers will judge whether
Moore has not performed well what .has
been attempted so often.
And sce-the Sun himself! on wings
Of glory, up the east hlie springs. -
Angel of light! who from the time
Those heavens began their marchI sublime,
Has, first of all the starry choir,
Trod on his Maker's steps o'f ire."
Hinda's departure for Arabia is thus
finely pictured- '
All was boding, drear and dark
As her own soul, when 'itda'e bark


Werc slowly f'om the Persian-shore--
No music titased her parting oat,


1- Nor friends upon the lessening strand -
I inger'd to wave the unseen hand,
'r speak the farewell, d.a;-d no more."
X The following comparison we believe
. is quite original ;' at least we do not re
h collect to have seen it elsewhere.
1 And ever. tlat swell the tempest leaves
Is like the full and silent heaves
i Of lover's hearts, when newly blest,
t 'l'oo newly to be quite at rest!"
In tui'ning over our copy, we.find we
had marked several other passages, but
- can find no room for them. We cannot,
however, deny ourselves the pleasure' of
e transcribing the song of the Pcri, which
e we ought before to have remarked is a
Persian word, and equivalent todPairy 'in
English. -
"Fa'ewell -farewell to thee, Araby's daughter!
t (Thus warbled a Per'i beneath the dark. ea)
SNo pearl ever lay under. Onam's green w:ter,
More pure in i.s shell than athiy spirit in thee.
s Oh! f.iir as the sea-flower close to tlipe growing.
IHow light was thy heart till love's .witchery
came,
Like the wind of the south oe'r a'summerlute
blowing,
And hiusii'd. all its .mus'lt and wither'd its
S frame! .
But long, nunio Araby's green aunny highlands,
Sihall 'atIsl sand thlei loverC' r.anciaiber.the
doom '
Of her, who lies sleeping amiiong the Pearl lsl-
aiuds,
With nought but the suf-star to light up I her
: tomiib.:
SAi still, wlhel the merry date season is burni-.
..
And calls to the palm groves the young and
the ond,
The happiest there from their pastime return-
g, .
* At sunset will weep when thy story is told.
The young village maid, when with flowers she.
S dresses : '
I Her dark flowing hair for some festival day,
Wi.I think ofttiy ia c till,neglecting her tresses,
Sh. mIourntfully turs 'trom ti te mirror awvay.
Nor slall Iran,* hclov*'d of liver hero fort
thee,-
Though tyrants watch over. her tears as they
Start, '
Close, close by the side of that her-a, she'll set
tHee,
Embalm'd in the iinnermost shrine of her
S heart. ,
Fareweil-be it ours to embellish thy pillow
With, every tiing beaurteous that grows in the
deep; I
Each flower of the rock and each gem of the
S billow
Shall swveeten thy bed and illumine thy sleep
Around thee shall glisten the loveliest amber
That ever toie sorrowing sea-bird lias .wept;
Wvitia saay a siell, in whose hollow-wreaithed
chamber
The Peans of Ocean, by moonlight have
slept. .
We'll dive where the.gardens of cond lie dark-
ling, g e s .
And pilat all the rosiest stems at thy head
We'll seek where the sands 'ofthe Caspian are
sparkling, ,
And gatlier their gold to strew over thy bed.
Farewell--farewell-uutil Pity's sweet fountain
Is lost in te hearts of the fair and the bralie,
They'll weep for die chieftain who died on the
n' mountain, ''., "
They'll Weep; for the maiden who sleeps in
dite wave.
The reituhinig story; The L'-ch, of the
.I-aram, may be dispatched ia a few.
words. it relates to- the reconcilenient
of a lover's quarrel, the--.particulars oft'
winch we are not informed, further, than
that, straig e as it may appear, lovers will
sometimes fall out.,
At the Feast of Roses, held in the val-
ley of Cashmere, where is to be seen all
the beauty of India, Jehanguier wanders
about disconsolate and unmovedby the
universal joy which surrounds, him, be-
cause his' beautiful Nourmahal whiid\b sig-
nifies Light of the iHarain, was not, as on
lbrmier occasions, by his side. In short,
they hiod been so unfoirtuni.te as to quar-
rel. ANu'ro.that far tf'oim this scene of
festivity remains sequestcrad in her bow-
er, wiftl no other conipanion than A'a-
mounta, an enchantress;, She informs
her that she couid twine a flowery wreath
which,: worn by her whose love had gone
astray, should bring.some Peri from the
sky who would inform her how it might
be regained. Nourmahlial impatiently de
1an1i'ds that wreath. It is wrought for
her, acid some kind oif a fairy descends
and informs her that by the powers of
her music she should recover her Jover.
She goes to a feast given by her empe-
ror, where by the m igic powers of her
voice and lute she wins his admiration,
and he exclaims, if Nourmahal had sung
those witching strains he could forget the
past and forgive her. She throws off the
mask,.the lovers are'reconciled, and their
love becomes more intense from having
suffered an eclipse.
From this part we select the descrip-
tion of Nourmahal.
There's .a beauty, forever unchangingly bright,
Like the long, sunny lapse of a stumrimer's day
lig ht, "
Shining on, shining on, by no shadow made tetri-
der, .
Till love falls asleep in its sameness of splendor.
This was-not the beauty-hoi! nothing like this,
That to young .Mou'ismahul gave such magic of
bliss-
But that loveliness, ever in motion, which plays
Like tha light upon autumn's soft shadow days,
Now here and now there, giving warmth as it
flies
From tlhe lips to the clhecek, from the cheek to
the eyes,
Now melting in mista, and now breaking in
gleanis,. "
Like the glimpses a saint lhas of heaven in his
dreams! .
When pensive it seemed as if that very grace,
'That charm of all others, was born witlt htier fatee;
And when angry-for even in the tranquillest
climes
Light bi'ee es will ruffle the flowe'e sometimes-
.The short, passing anger but seem'd to awaken
New beauty, like.ttowvers that are sweetest where
shaken.
If tendernle-ss touch'd her, the dark of her eye
At once took a da: ker, a heavenly dye,
Front the depth of whose shadow,, like holy re-
veaings,
From innermost shrines'came the light of her
Feelings! .
Then her mirth-oh 'twas sportive, so ever
took wing
~ ~ -.


'l~craia. '


irom the heart with bDrstlike the wild bird
.in spring;-
Illum'd by a wit that would fascinate sages,
*Yet playful as Peris just loos'd from their cages.
e Whileher laugh full of 'life; without any con-
trol
But dthie sweet one ofgracefuilyss, rung from her
soul ;
And when it most sparkled rio glance could
discover,. .
In lip, cheek, or eyes, for she brightend all
over,--
iLike any fair lake that the breeze is upon,
When it breaks into dimp]is and laughs in the
sitn *; .
Such, such were. the peeiless enchantments
A that gave '
NAtsur"ihaiidthle piiud' LI;ri ot' Lie East for heri
slave :
Anrd though' brithlt u%, ; dJ v Iarimg,-a living
_.--. part ie ... .
Of the flowers of this plalet, t1,,uli treasures.
were therc, :, .- .
For which Soliman's self might have -giv'n all
the store
:h:haatthe tnavy fromOphlir e'er.wing'd .to his
shiore, '
Yet dim beforeylirwec the sniles o'f them all,
And the light of his lansrywas yotuig'.VJfurnia-

The following little beautiful rhapsody
must closetour extracts. The sentiment
is admirable, and donveed ih 'the poet's
happiest ntnnlne;.'
There's a bliss beyond allthlaat the minstrel h'as
told, ', .'
When two that are linked inh 6oeheavenly tie
With heart nevqtr changingand brow never cold,
Love oi through all ills, and love on till they
die : '
One hour ofapassiin so icrej l ac rdh
.W hole ages of hearties... i 'tndi ring I.1; s .
And oh if there beat elysium n eiiarh, -'
S. it is this, it is .this. ', .. '
Upon; the whole 4e are of opiniofi that
This is the most inte estihtx ioem 'hbich
has appeared: since tihe COrsaiir.1 The
Fire Worshippers, it sforre respe'ts, re-
minded us of. that stgzutlar and gigantic
production. Though Moore is sometimes
tenderly pathetic, h: ld '" fitt, 'nac Lord
Byron, rend tid' he ai t aI.' freeze,.lhe
bloDd. His genius is- fif the more.play-
ful kind. We may be singttilar in our opin
ion, but it is one not hastily.farmed, that
after Lord Byron and' Campbell, Moore
i;s the first poet of the.age. As to the
faults of this poem,,we fkink Mr. Moore
has in some. measure anticipated our re-
marks by the strictureas.'hich he has
put in the mouth of Fddladceen. There is
indeed, too great a profusion of flowers,
and birds, and gems, and dews, and spark-
ling eyes. There'is also o great a use
of Eastern words to the ixcxh;ion of some
very orthodox ,English;tsfli as Iran for
Persia, Shadliman for Divian,,Bulbul for
nightingale, and manyothlr instances.-
We will not,with Fadladeen; object to the
syllabic supetiiuity of this line:--
Like the faint, exquisite music of a dream:
But in the name of common sense we do'
object toqsuch a, pervers* of language
from its 'original signification. The re-
collections of a dream may convey an ex-
quisite pleasure,-but to .-ur unmu-sic.al
souls they *iver cm'r. .'-y.et'a-dy music.-
-*otffm tihe atci.. :,,..hic. .
li1c- ..Il.ja d-d. i's-. n-, .-r-id a:..- .s5 hadl his
re-appearance -with joy, arid 7iacerely
hope his' muse will not he suffered to
slumber.

.MACKAREL FISHERY.

Ron -mTH." UnEAwAE WrTCttr-ZM.
The more we consider the subject, the
more reason we have to admire the boun
tiful provision made by the Divine hand,
-.for the.necessities and pleasures of his
Creatures. Fields, rivers,- 'Woods; re-
sound haispraise."
But it is not only the surface of the
earth.that produces continual evidence of
his attention to the wants of his children.
Many blessings lie hid beneath' the soil
on which we tread ; many are extracted
from the depths of the ocean-" where
He performs his wonders in silence, sat-
isfied with- self approbauon.'" But
chiefly thee, 0Mnani, he has endowed be
yond all-his creatuures"-by enabling thee
to-appropiate to thine own use, whatso-
ever is hi I in the bowels of the earth, or
the unfathomable depi. iLl.U4 sea- by
endowing thee with the necessary intelli-
gence, he has made thee lord of-His crea-
tion, and taught thee how to appropriate
all His benefits to thine owi 'particular
advantage. .
Such were the ideas that acco npanied
a reSection on the vast benefits' we de-
rive frorn the products of the ocean, ini
.consequence of conversing with's person
Who had been engaged, lor a part of. the
present sunmier., in the Mackarel fishery,
on the coast of New Jersey. -
it is now pretty generally admitted, I
apprehend, that the Herring, that fills
our rivers at a certain season of the year,
are but a portion of that immense living
river that circulates t.irrough the whole
body of the Atlantic ocean, ahd tills the
arteries and veins of that portion of the
earth that bounds its waters.
The Mackarel.aand Cod may, ad pro-
bably do, migrate; but where, or to what
extent, has, I believe, not been particu
larly noticed.. Until within a few years
it has generally been understood, that
fisheries for these species have been con-
fined (op our coast) to tie shores. of New
England and Newfoundland. 'ut within
these few years, baothl Mackarel and 'Cod
have been taken in considerable 'quanti-
ties along the' shores of New Jersey.
What has this arisen from ? Were fish.-
ermen mistaken in their haunts, in sup-
posing them confined exclusively to a
higher northern latitude than ours Have
they by accident (as wi are in the habit
of saying) discovered that they were to
be found.on our own shores, as well as
those of our brethren of New.England
Or'has it arisen from other Lircumnistan-


ces ? Have those fishes always migrated
along our coast from South to North,
or from North to South ; and were they


to be found, at the proper season, from,
Newfoundland toFlorida-orhasthenum-'
her so increased of late, in consequence
of the more general cultivation of the
shores of our rivers, and the consequent
gr eater depositions of soil and of seeds
on the fields of the ocean, which have
fructified the pastures of the great deep,
and procured food where before barren
sands alone offered no provision for those
migrattory tribes ? From whatever cause
it has prioceeded, it now seems that both
the Mackarel and the Cod are to be found
in our waters ; and consequently offer a
new branch of business to those of our
sea faring men who may choose to un-
drtakc it. -
The person before alluded to had been
engaged in the business some weeks be-
fore hebecamemaster of the art f taking
the Mackarel. He had kept his 'cstel
under way while fishing, but was not suc-
cessful. Ia two days, while'he lay at anr
chor, he took 22 barrels: This is good
business, and if it be, a faot that those fish
frequent our shores, in such numbers as
this circumstatice supposes, there will be
room for' many to engage.in a traffic, that
tiay inm-adegree, supply that ckficiency
qof business that '.out" river traders coin-
plain of.


Inundations in SwitterlanIt.- Many
parts of Europe, as well as the United
States, have sufferedd greatly during thie'
present season, from heavy and drench-
ing rains. Accounts from.Switzeviand,
dated' early in July, state, that in conse-
quence of the powerful and continued.
rain,the Lake of Constance had overflbwn
both its banks a: in some places to a great
depth. In some districts (-ays oile ac
count) only the roofs of the houses are
visible, and t)1( .population have sought
refugt in Marienburg.. In the Ciay of
Constance itself, the lake has spread in-'
to the streets-The Gi'isons the Rhine
and the Lahdquart, have furiously burst
their banks ; and in the Rinthal the coun-
try is covered with water."


.A1ew and Important .Discovery.

WAiRENTON, VA. SkPT., 6.
We are informed that a Mr. Harrison
has discovered an extensive quarry of
Gypsum on the margin of the James Riv-
er, about thirty miles below Richmefind.
He exhibited samples. of it here.;. and
it is allowed by good' judges to. be of a
quality equal ifnot superior i. the plais
ier of Paris-What an individual L.cqui-
sition must this be to the farmers of ithe
surrounding country.


TiME SOUTHERN COTTON CROPS.

Extract of a -letter from;e.an intelligent

2vhA ult.
"As far as my knowledge extehds,
crops were'never known:to be so inferior,
and .I eed no hesitation ip stating, that
the uNited crops on Edisto will niot aver-
age 75 pounds per acre ; nor will this ap-
pear surprising after the tremendous and
unexampled rains we daily experience.
'You may form some idea of the crop,
when you are acquainted with the fact
that i.t rained heie severely. 14days in
June,'20 in July;and 17 days up to this'
date in August."
Other letters state that they have had
but three dry daysin two months and up-
wards.-City Gaz.


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sep 13- ,

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vember next: Prqovided a'copy uf this .rdter
he iinserted once in each of three, sueces:ive
weeks in the National Intelligencer, before'the
15th day of October next.
'The report states the amount ofsales to' he
1500'. : .
'rrue copy-Test
T- HOS.'H. BOWIE,
See Cur. 1 Ca.
sep 14--w3w
Public Sale.
(O N Saturday, the 13th day of September
.. next, at 4 o'clock p. m. at Dvwis's hotel,
will be sold at public auction, part oflotiNo.
3 in square No. *292, frontirg 47 feet 2 2-3
inches on Pennsylvania avera'ie, with '2 story
brick building thereon, subject to an annual
ground rent of$ 56 -94.
Also, part of lot No. 13 in square 'No. 119;
with a two story brick building thereon-,-n a
credit of 3 and 9 months, the purchaser giving
bonds with approed endorsers-and on the
payment of the purcfiase money the subscriber
will convey all the right, title and interest of
Charles Varden in and to the premises afore-
said.
ag 26 C. GLOVER, Trustee.
The above sale is postponed until
Saturday the 1tih Oetoser next,
Sop 13-ts
'Miltary and General Agency, at
he City of Washington.
ILITARY land warrants, patents,andeer-
t fiate. I"rptnsir ns .bu ir,d-di-Labnded
o tio'er .i_ s_- ,unI ]..s- d-& seTrt'iJ
7 yhuniercoll cited, &c With everypokisaa e-a-
.patch for a small commission. ,
Commimicnitions (post paid) will command
attention, and. information relative to claims
immediately given.
: A. T. CRANE.
tune iS-d&1.tf

A CHECK drawn by C, Smith, Cashier, on the
Mechanics' Bank of Baltimore, in favor of
John Cox, and by him endorsed, dated 21st Ja.
nluary, 1817, for twenty eight thousand dollars,
written on a quarter sheet of letter paper.
Thi tinder is respectfully requested to return
it to either of the p parties, or to the Bank of Co.
lumbia.
Georgatown, Feb. 28, 1817.
March 1-tf ,
NOTICE.
T flIE practice too often resorted to by skip-
pers of vessel and others, within the Dis-
trict ofColumbia, of vending low priced and in-
ferior coal fobr my best Mlanchestrr coal, indu-
ces me to notify the inhabitants of the cities of
Washington and Ueoigetown, that Mr. An-
drew Ramsay is my sole agent for furnishing
them will supplies of my superior grate qosl,
uind that any coal offered as from my mines by
any other person, may be considered '"a an
imposition, unless it be accompanied by a bill
or certificate signed by me.
HARRY HETH.
Black Heath, April 26th, 1B17.

The subscriber will have throughout the e-.
suing season, regular supplies of Heth's very
superior grate coal, from his Black Heath pits
-the quality of this coal is too well known
here to require any recommendation. Such of
the inhabitants of the city of Washington and
feorgetown, as may require supplies of said
coal, can be furnished on the lowest terms, san
at periods most convenient to themselves. I
ANDREW RAMSAY.
may 12 eo2w&wtf
Public bSale.
Y order ofa decree of Montgomery coun-
ty court, lat March term last, the subscri-
bers, commissioners to divide the real estate
of Thomnas West, late of Montgomery county,
deceased, will offer at public sale on the pre-
mises, on Tuesday, the 30th day of Septenriber
next, at 12 o'clock, the following tracts or
parts of tracts of land, near Rock vilie, in said
county, viz.partofthe Two Brothers, the race
ground, John's Last.Shift, part of Rocky Ptint
Furtified and Long Discoveired, conaining 265
acres. One third f' the purchase money to be
paid in 12 months from the day of sale, the ba-
aace in 2 equal annual payments thereafter,
all bearing interest drom the day of sale, and
the interest upon the whole to be annually
paid. Bond with approvedsecurity will be re-
quired. Possession to fallow and seed will
be given as soon as the terms are compliepl
w;th, and full possession onthefirst of. January
next Upon this land there is a comfortable
dwelling house, barn, stable, and other necessa-
ry houses, a tolerable support of wood and tim-
ber. A valuable meadow may be made on it,
with very little labor. The soil is wall adapt-
ed 'o the growth of clover, with the use of
pi ster: Several apple and good peacth .r-
chards. A firth er description of this pr:per-
ty d rieemned innece" sary, pr,.suming ti.at ainy
person wishing to purchase will view the pre-
nises previous to the day of .ale.
W4 DASwNES,
JOHN ADAMSON,
WM. WILSON,
commis'rs.
aug 20-S27-7at













SERPENTS.

Vuc'h has been read, thought, arid said, c
ate, on the subject of the tribe of Serpe'ts
since the first account 'received of the Bsa Set
pent discovered on the coast of Massachusetts
the following account of the Anaconda, front
a late Englis, paper, entitled Tle Britisl
Gazette and Berwick Advertiser," is copied
as an authentic account of a species of serpen
found in India. The authenticity of this ac
count might be questioned, if it did not agree
with similar'accounts of older date. It wouli
be curious to know whether any reptiles of thii
-monstrous size have ever been seen in this coun
try; and, if so, where and by whom.
An account of the Anacouda, a monstrous spe
cies of Serpent in the East Indies, and of thi<
manner of its seizing and managing its prey
in a letter from an English gentleman, man3
years resident there.
Some years since the commands of mi
directors carrying me to Ceylon, to trans-
act an affair of no little consequence, I hat
an apartment prepared for me on the
skirts of the principal town facing the
woods : at some distance from my win-
dow there stood some large palm trees.
that afforded me a delightful prospect
One morning, as I was looking at these
'trees, I saw, as I thought, a large arm of
one of them' in strange commotions, bend-
ing and twisting about, though there was
no wind, and often striking one end to the
earth, and raising it again, and losing it
among the leaves. I was gazing at this
with great amazement, when, a Ceylon-
cze coming in, I begged him to look and
wonder with -me : lie looked, sir, and he
was much more amazed and terrified
than I ; in short, a paleness overspread
his face, and he seemed almost sinking
to the earth with terror. He:begged me
to bar up all my doors; then told me,
that what aplpeared the arm of a tree to
me, was in reality a serpent of that mon-
str eas size, diverting itself- there with its
various commotions, and .now. and then
darting down to the earth for its prey. I
soon found out the truth of what he told
mne ; and, looking more nearly, saw it
seize a small animal before me,'and take
it into the tree. Inquiring after this mi-
racle, the Ceyloneze told me that the won-
der was only that the creature was so near
Ms, for that it was a serpent but too well
known on the island ; but that it usually
kept in the inland parts, and woods ;
where it often dropped down from the
covert of a -large 'tree, and devoured a
traveller alive. A relation so strange as
this, could never have gained credit with
me, but that I actually saw the creature,
from its size, capable of doing more than.
was related. Jt .continued diverting it-
self till we assembled a body of twelve of
us, to goon horseback well armed, to des-
troy him. We rode near the. place, but
not to expose ourselves to danger, we
rode behind a thicket, from whence we
night, unseeii, level 'our fire arms at him;
but when. we arrived there, we. found
him so msch larger than- ws-had s=a_-s.i--
ved, that we wished ourselves -at home
again, and for a long time we dared not
ie. We had now time to observe the
creature ; and, believe me, sif, all the
descriptions of monsters of this kind,
hitherto given, are trifles to what we saw,
in him.,. The Ceyloneze all declared he
was much larger than any they had eve.'
seen, and such a mixture of horror and
beauty together, no eye ,but that. which
*saw it can conceive. The creature was
more than as thick as a slender man's
'waist, yet seemed far from fat, and very
Jong in proportion to his thickness ; often
hanging himself by the tail from. the
highest boughs of the tree, and reaching
the ground with his head. He 'was sur-
prisingly nimble, and was now diverting
himself in the heat of the-'day, with a
thousand gambols round the branches of
the tree, and would sometimes come down
and twist his tail round the bottom of the
trunk, throwing himself to his whole
length all round it. In the midst' of oerie
of these gambols,' we--worea- surprised toa
see hiti, all of a sudden spring up inItow
the tree ; but the cause soon appeared :
an animal of the fox kind, which the ser'
pent had seen coming towards him, he
took his way to be prepared for him. He'
darted down upon tie. unwary creature,
and sucked him in a few minutes ; then
licked his chops with a broad double
tongue of a blackish color, and laid
himself at his ease at length upon the
-ground ; but his tail still twisted round
the tree.
In this posture I had an opportunity,
with horror, yet with admiration, to be-
hold him He was covered with scales,
like a crocodile; his head was green,
with a large black spot in the middle, and
a yellow streak round the jaws ; he Jaid
a yellow circle, of a gold color, round his
neck, and behind that another great spot
of black, His sides were of an olive co-
lor, and back more beautiful than can be
described; his head was veryflat, but ex-
tremely broad, and his eyes monstrously
large, and very bright and terrible. When
lIe moved about in the sun, he was, ifpos-
sible, a thousand times more beautiful
than before, the colors, according to the.
several shades of light, presenting a va-
riety of hues, in many places looking like
our.changeable colors in silk.
We all aimed our pieces at him as he
lay,and fired at his head once; but whe-
ther he accidentally moved just at the
time,or our fears made us take bad sights,
we either missed him or never.hurt him,
for he took no notice of it; and after a
council of war we all agreed to make no
further attempt upon .him at that time;
but to go home and return with a strong-
,or party next day. The Ceylose-zeseem-
ed to know the creature well; they cal-


led it Anaconda, and talked of eating its


flesh when they caught it, as they had no
small hopes of this; for they say that
when one of these creatures chooses a
tree for its dwelling he seldom quits it
for a long time. I detained my company
to dine with me, and the afternoon was
spent in relating the amazing things
which one or other of the company had
seen of these sort of monsters; iii short,
they told abundance of things that far
outwent my credulity ; but what we saw
the next day as much exceeded all they
ihad told me, as what they told seemed to
exceed truth and probability.
It seems the custom of this creature
is to lie in wait for his prey by hiding in
the boughs of large trees, from which it
unexpectedly drops upon the creature be-
fore it sees an enemy ; but the instance
we saw of this I must relate to yotu. The
next morning, sir, we assembled to the
number of 100 at the same thicket, where
we had thd pleasure (it I dare call it (o)
to find our enemy at hiis old post. HeI
seemed very. fierce and very hungry this
morning, and we soon saw the effects of
it. .


There are great plenty of tigers in
" that country ; and one of them, 'of a
, monstrous size, not less than a common
' heifer, as he welt along, came at
length under the serpent's tree, and
f swift as thought the serpent dropped up-
- on him, seizing him across the back a
s little below the shoulders with his horri-
ble mouth, and taking in a piece of his
t back, bigger than a man's head ; the
5 creature roared with 'agony,'and to our
unspeakable terror was running with his
enemy towards us ; his course, however
was soon stopped, for his nimble adversa-
ry, winding his body three or four times
round the body of his prey, girded him so
violently, that he soon fell down in agony.
The moment the serpent had fixed his
folds, he let go the back of the creature,
Sad raising and twining round his head,
opened its horrid mouth 'to its full ex-
tjnt, and seized 'the whole face of the ti-
ger in it, biting' and grinding him in a
horrid manner, and at once choaking and
tearing him.in.pieces.
The tiger reared up again on this, and
words are too poor to paint his seeming
agony ; he writhled and tossed about,
but allinvain, his enemy wherever he
went was with him, k the hollow roaring
from within the devo urer's mouth was
dreadful beyond expression. I was for
firing on the creature in this state, but
they all declared against it; they told me
they knew his, customs so well, that they.
were now very sure of him without any
trouble or hazard, if they let him alone-;
but if.they disturbed him in this condi-
tion, he ivould be -so outrageous, that se-
veral of our lives would assuredly pay
the forfeit. They seemed to know so well
what they werb about, that I readily acqui-
ested. :'Several of us spent the whole day
.in observing this sight; and surely the
agonies of tie tiger were beyond all that
can.be conceived, and his death more
horrid than a thousand other death with
-aJ i tlr. .e-n"'. p;-, together. T-he-tiger
was a strong and fierce creature, though
unable to hurt or get rid of its cruel ene-
my, yet gave him a world of trouble ; a
hundred times would he rear up and run
a little way, but soon fall down again,
partly opposed by the weight, and partly
by the wreathed twists of the serpent
round'his body ; but, though he fell, he
was far from being conquered.
After some hours he 'seemed much
spent, and lay as if dead; arid the ser-
pent, who had many times girted him-
self violently round him, attempted to
break his bones, but in vain, now let go
his hold, and twisting its tail only round
the tiger's neck, who was Bow in no con-
dition either -to resist or escape, he'made
towards the tree,, dragging with some
pains the tiger after him.
'Nature, it seems, informs this animal,
that though it can conquer such large
creatures as these, it can by no means
.devour them as they are, as their bodies
are too 'thick for his swallow, and he
must tfieifore break their, bones, and
'reduce them to a soft mass, befare-he can
manage them. This he usually does as
we saw hiun attempt it on the tiger,. by'
girting his body veiy firmly and hard
round them, by this means crushing
them to pieces ; but when this method
will not do, he has recourse to the 'tree,
as we now had an opportunity to observe.
He dragged the tiger by degrees after
h'im to the tree, and the creature, being
almost dead-, unable to stand, ihe .seized
him slightly a second time by the back,
and set him- on his legs against the' trunk
of the :tree, then immediately winding
his body round both the tiger, arid the
tree several times, he girted both with
all his violence, till the ribs and other
bodies began to give way, and by repeated'
attempts of this kind, he broke all the ribs
and legs in four or five different places ;
this took up several hours, and the poor
creature all this while was living, and at
every crack of the bones gave a how'l,
though not loud, yet piteous enough to
pierce the cruelest heart, and make a man
forget his natural hatred to its species
and pity its misery.
-. After the legs anid ribs, the snake at-
tacked the skull in the same manner, but
this proved-so difficult a task, that the
monster, tired with fatigue, and seeing
his prey in no condition of escaping, left
him for the night at the foot of the tree,
and retired into it himself to rest; uponL
which we went home, and I must assure
you, I could not sleep for the poor tiger,
who was naturally so strong, that we left
lm alive, though mangled in this mise-
rable manner. .
In the morning I returned with seve.
ral others to the thicket; but as we rode
up, we saw a strange change ; the body
of the tiger, which was no longer to be


knoow* as such,' but looked like a red
lump of shapeless matter, was dragged
to some distancifrom the tree, and shone
as covered with glue or jelly ; when we
arrived, we saw plainly the meaning of
this, the snake was yet busied about it.
ile had laid the legs one by one close to
the body, and was now placing the head
straight before, and licking tlie body
(which had no remaining shape of one,)
and covered it-with its slaver, which was
what gave it that shining look, coating
it over like a jelley, and rendering it fit
for swallowing,; and'having prepared it
to hiss mind, seized the head and began to
suck it, andl afterwards the body, in
his throat. This was a work of so much
time, that I left 'Iimn struggling at the
sho tulders, whliv I went honie to dinner,
anbd by the account of those that stayed
to watch him",'it was night before lie got.
all in.
Next morning weail.assembled for the
last time, akid the very women followed
us, saying,'that, as the prey was gorged,
there was no danger. I' could by no
means conceive the meaning of this till
I 6ame totlhe place, but then I found it
very true.- the serpent had so loaded
his belly, that he could not fight or run a-
way. lHe'atempted 6n our approach .to
climb upithe tree, but in vain, and was
soon knocked on the head with staves,-
We measured him, and his length was
thirty-three feet four inches. He was soon
cut up, and'I assure you, Sir, afforded a
flesh whiter than veal, and as they said
that ate oijt, finer than any flesh whate-
ver.
I hope the curious nature of this ac-
count will plead pardon for its length ;
and an. .' R. E.

English tone China.
T E subscriber has opened'a large quantity
Sof Elegant English Stone China, vastly su
perioir; b'lit texture and style, to the Canton
China. The$ize of the sets will be accommo-
datedto the wks#tes of the purchaser.
,The suibscriber has received slso a few sets
of strong and,0eat waiters, with an additional
supply of plii and cut glass, all of which he
intends to sell very low for cash.
SAML. McKENNEY.
("South side of Bridge street, a few doors
above Jefferson street.
Georgetoirn, sep-12-eo4ia

Marshal's Sale.
W ILL be sold at public sale, on Saturday,
V the 25th day of October next, at Nicho-
las L. Queen's hotel, on the capitol hill, all the
right, title, interest and claim of Geo. Burnes,
of, inland tiytrt of lots 3 and 4 in square 731,
containing ajout 5340 squai e feet, together
with all improvements thereon, to wit-1 three
story brick house, all.back buildings, out hou-
ses, .&c. thereunto belonging. The house at
presents in the occupation of Dr. Horsley.-
The said. property is seized and taken by vir-
tue of a writ-of fieri'facias, issued from the cir-
cuit court of the district of Columbia for the
county of thington, at the suit of Israel Lit-
tie, against t'e said Burnes, and sold to satisfy
the same.
Telns ofsale, cash. .Sale to commence at
4.ichac',-P ". : "
WASHINGTON BOYD,
S: "" Marshal.
-Sep
NEW WORKS.
'ISS EDGEWORTH'S new novel Harring-
. ton & Ormond, 3 vols in 2, S2
Rey, on ItFetperal Fever, $1 50.-
Also, for sale,
Accum on Chemical Tests,
Thompabn on. ntlamition
Colonial P olicy of Great Britain
Frey's Narrative ,
Adolphea. new novel.
Pastor's 'Fireside
Carey's Olive Branch, 8th edition
Shakspsre's Plays, 1 vol 8vo
Buri's Poems, I vol 8vo
Edgwoith's Comic Dramas
Leigh's' Travels in Egypt
Lee's Memoirs of the Southern War
Derby's Louigiana
Reid on Nervous Affections
Life of West
Hobhouse's Albania
Say's'-Political. Economy
Duane"s Military Library and Dictionary
Langzdorff 's Voyages and Travels
Kostrt's Travels in Brazil'
Bulingbioke's Travels in Guyana
Johtison's Travels in Russia, &c.
Stidwart's History of philosophy
,Akyfais. History of Philosophy

With variety of children's books, school
ooks 4c..
Port Polio for September. Subscriptions are
solicited.
Music, a complete assortment.
Plays, Pocket Books, &c
Table of Peast Offices, with distance from
Washington, and the Official Register
for 1817,
Melish's Traveller's Guide
Maps, portable and on rollers
Slates, Pencils, Quills, Paper and Visiting
: Cards
Embossed, gold, silver and Morocco Paper.
For sale by
JONATHAN ELLIOT,
S. Pennsylvania avenue.
se f23


Shoes and Hats.
FOR sale at my store, the following assort-
Tnent-
600 pr men's fine shoes
100 do boy's fine shoes
200 do misses'and children's pumps
100 do children's welted shoes
100 do women's leather shoes
50 do morocco slippers
1150
And 300 men's fine hats
1P.0 B'S coarse, wool hs ...
I Also, expected soon,
1Po10 pr nen' a.coarse shoes, large size
'10 do boy's coarse do
I have generally on hand, a goad supply of
shoesind hats, principally on consignment.
Dealers will find an advantage in calling to
buy, as the articles are good, price low, and
terms easy.
JOHN DODGE.
Georgetown, sep 4--d2e0o4w

Genteel Boarding.
11/JRS. W ADS WORTH, Washington street,
next to the corner of King street, Alex-
andria, cats accommodate ladies and gentlemen
with- genteel boarding.
aug 27-3t


To the Ofl7cer f ie the Jhat'vy Consuls a.
broad, Collectors and other ficers of
the Customs of the United States, as
'wcll as to all Merchants, Ma::ters of
vessels, and in, general to all those" who
transact bul.sinc':n with :hi/ifipt/n.
CF 'ENTLEMIN-'Vitcn I saitled in Cadiz, as
Consul of thp United Statcs, Ileftmy eld-
est.son, George Latimer Catl,:;art, at lisi grand-
fathter's house' in the city'of ating'ton fri the
benefit of his education, as mwes intended that lie
should be s nt to the military school! at "West
Point, when a vacatncy occurred. He rTm'inedu
untitil the 19th of'October, 181(i, anild tien disap.
peared; went to. Alexandria, wihec ie I" reaisn-
ed some days, and has never s:nce bccn beneard
of. VThen he kft t is city lie could have had
no object in view, for he took not a single arti-
cle away within him, anid had on his very worst
school clothes, and no doubt -waould have return-
ed had lie been ro advised. But we suspect that
lie gut to B:ltimore, or some ohc.r of tuiw large
sea ports,and has been enticed ?ahy by some nn-
principfed person who has taken bhim tu South
America, or perhaps he may have vient a long
voyage to China or their East Indies, ,. which last
wee 1 may be the case." 'It i- tinndeT-ssary to-
describe ouri i'clings on outr rt,.'irt'f to tilej United
States, vlhetn wee ho.ard that our son hal been so
long absent without being heard of, notwith-
standing his graidiatherhadadvertisedhim, and
the advertisement had been lhuimanely cop ed
into almost.ill the papers in thie United states'
without efic-t.. .Parents, ''', .ri l huiparents,
can be a jitdge of them. .. l i..lr request,
the aforesaid charactersto have the goodness to
niake every enquirypossible,w'ith n their sphere
of action, in order to effect tthe recovery ,.f this
youth, that lie may be restored'to his disconso-
late patents ; and my colleagues abroad,1, cspe-
cially in: Great Britain and her doninioit, Ihope
will have the goodness to insert this advertise-
ment a few times in some public print within
their consulate ; and the printers in the United
States, who so humanely published the adver-
tisement last May, are requested to extend their
same favor to this.
George Latimer Cathcart was born at Leg-
horn, on the 28th of January, 1803, while I wIts
Consul of the United States ior Tripoli, in Bar-
bary, and since has lived with his family at Ma-
deira, during eight years that I was consul there
-and was educated by a Mr. Mackey He
speaks the P'ortuguese.language tolerably well,
writes a good hand, is a middling good aiithme-
tician, and has learned' thle use of the sextant so
far as to take heights and distances on shore,
and the meridian altitude, 'c. at sea, and in ge-.
neral is a very intelligent boy of his age. From
these circumstances it will be more likely to dis-
cover him, than from a description of his per.
son, which has nothing particular in it, and must
be much altered since lie left home. Should
lie unfortunately be no more, it will be humane
to relieve us from the state of suspense that we
will continue to labor under until we areinform-
ed ofhis fate. If alive, when he is reformed that
his parents and all the family have returned to
the United States, and are all well in this city,
he will at least write to them, and relieve their
anxiety, and when he knows that if it is his wish
to go to sea for an occupation, that we will not
oppose it, but endeavor to place him in the na-
vy,wherie will have an opportunity to become
a good officer and a worthy member dfsociety,
I doubt not but cominmon gratitude, independent
of filial affection, will induce him to return to
his distressed' parents, who solicit the benevo-
lent to promote their wishes by every means in
their power, and to accept their most sincere
thanks.; and those to whom a, gratuity would
.be acceptable, shall be liberally rewarded, by
their obliged obedient servant,, .
JAMES LEADER CATHCART.
Washington City, Sq.et, 12,1817..-w13m.


SThe Subscriber
OVFERS for sale-
40 hhds wrime Barbadoes sugar
10 do 2d quality do
2000 lbs loaf and lump sugar
40 chests and 25 catty boxes gunpowder,
imperial, hyson, young hyson, and'
hyson skin teas, super. quality .
Prime green, common and old Java.
coffee
20 puncheons best quality W. I1, molasses
8 do old Jamaica rum
6'pipes old cognac brandy
3 do best Holland -gin
Old L P Madeira, L P Teneriffe and
Malaga wine, in qr casks
Claret in cases of one dozen each
Hibbert's brown stout .
,40 casks Goshen cheese
120 boxes spermaceti, mould and dipt can-
dles, and soap
25 bblis N York prime pork
Black pepper and pimento; in bags
Cayenne pepper and mustard, in boxes
of 3 dozen
Fresh nutmegs
Ground ginger in kegs, and No 2 cho-
colate, in boxes
Fig blue in boxes
Best Richmond manufactured tobacco,
large and sinll twist
Garrett's snuff, 1st and 2d quality
* Spanish cigars in whole and half boxes,
differti& r qualities
Best English gunpowder, IFF in kegs
and cannisters
Walker's patent shot, different sizes
English and rAmerican pipes, in boxes
of 4 to 10 groce
Utica crown glass, assorted sizes
ROBERT MUNRO.
Georgetown, Sep 12-eo3"w


District of Columbia, to wit
Washington County, to wit :
ON the petion of DAVID PEABODY, an in-
solvent debtor confined in the prison of
Washington county for debt-Notice is hereby
given to the creditors of the said David Peabo-
dy, that on the first Monday of October next,
at 10 o'clock a. m. in the court room in the ca-
pitol, the oath prescribed by the act of the con-
gress of the United States, entitled "an act for
the relief of insolvent debtors within the Dis-
trict of Columbia," will be uidniinistered to the
said insolvent-and a trustee appointed, unless
sufficient cause to the contrary be then and
there shewn.
Ordered that this notice be published in the
National Intelligencer once a week for 4 weeks
before the said 1st Monday of October next.
By order of the honorable Wm. Cranch, Esq.
chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Dis-
trict of Columibia.
MIt'S. 7nI)VCAg 01-1,


WNT. BRENT, Clerk.
sep 12-3t

A valuable small Farm for -ale,
t'iONTAINING from 75 to 100 acres, situat-
U ed near the upper eastern branch bridge.
This airm is of an excellent soil, a part of it
well adapted to timothy, which, with a small
expense, may be converted irto meadow, infe-
rior to none in the district. On the premises
arc a very handsome new frame building. AM.
,i a sufficiency of woud and water to support
the place. Por terms apply, to the subscriber,
living in Prince Georges' county.
sepNN IRY.1223
sep 12-2aW3W


Land for S i'.
we'llL sell the farm called lDougi;, IHill, co.n-
Strining about 700 acres, ahd y:mg within 2
1-2 miles of Dumfries, and within 8 of Ozoquan.
It has on it a good dwelling house, and the ne-
cessa'y outhouscvs, together with two or three
other houses on different pa:ts of the farm,
heretofobe used as tenant houses. It is abun-
dantly watered by many fine springs, and is as
healthy as any psart of the adj-.vent country be-
low the blue ridlge-it is well fitted bfor a sum-
mer retreat. There are about 80 acres in red
clover, and the experiments with plaister made
on the a;,d prove its capacity for high im-
provement in that way. The land is bounded
on th.a one si6de'y-a fine stream, which never
fails furnishing a fins h7ill scat. Possession
wili be given at the end' of the year. I will
take in payment or exchange for the above
land stock in thi'. banks of the Distriot of Co.
lumbia or Virginia: Lots in the city of Wash-
ington or Georgetown, in part or for the whole
-or Slave2, such only as breeding women an1U
their children.
The above Land, if not fdispdsed, of before,
will be sold.by the subscriber at public auc-
tion, in the town of Dumfries, on the first Mon-
day in October next, tipon such credit as the
purchaser nify please, he paying interest .arid
securing the purchase money.
P. HARRIS ONs
Dumfries, July 23-6wNI
TAKE NOTICE N.
T lHE taxes on the lands of non-residents are
now dute. Those who own land in the 2d
collection district in'the state of Ohio, compo-
sed of the counties of Adams. Clermont, Clin-
ton, Clampaign, Deiaware, Faayette, Franklin,
Faiefield, Green, Hi.hiani;, Jackson, Madison,
Pike, Pickaway, lros, sciWoto, Warren, and all
subdivisions thereof, are requested to come
forward by themselves or their agents, at my
office on the corner of Main street and High
street, in the torvn of Chillicothe, andpay their
taxes, on or before the last day of next De-
cember, or a penalty of 100 pet cent will ac-
crue thereon.
The rate of taxrticn for 1817 is the same as
it was for. 1816, viz first rate. land 93 for each
100 acres, 2d rate land 52 25, and 3d rate land
$l 50.
I will sell, ptrtitlon, lease, orredeem lands
sold for taxes, colloct debris, pay taxes to the
state treasurer, or to aiy collector in r'he state,
on very reasonable terms.
Purchasers generally call on me for infor-
mation, where the owner or agent lives, which
affords me the earliest opportunity and infor-
mation.
WIM. STERRET,
Uol'r. 2d district Ohio.
aug 1-NItS1D
Fifty Dollars Reward.
ABSCONDED from the Subscriber, living
near Bladensburg, Prince George's county,
Mld. on the 27th May last, a negro man named
JOE, who calls himself Joe Mason. Hle is ra-
ther of a small size, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, a
little bow legged, and has lost one of his jat"
teeth next his middle teeth. He is of a dark or
distant, appearance, but speaks orderly in con-
versation, but low. His clothing, when he went
awiay, were, a black hat, nearly new, a dark co-
lored coat, a little worn, with yellow buttons
a dark colored vest, a common coarse pair of
linen trousers and old boots.. The above slave
I purchased two years ago of the administrators
of Ann Ray, .who formerly kept him hired out
in the city of Washington and Georgetoivl, & a
considerable time at the Navy Yard, a part of;a
which time he lived with oapt Johin Cassin as
waiter, and is very well known by agret- apat o"
the inhalitais-of that quarter of thoCcity, and
has many acquaintances in every part of the city
and Georgetown. Joe is a handy fellow, a to-
lerable waiter, and a good laborer, and has beer
a little by water,.ad I have same apprehension
he may endeavor to get off in that way, having
in his possession some money. If he is taken
ten miles from home I will give ten dollars, if
twenty fifteeti dollars,and if out of the Districtof
Columbia and state of Maryland, I will give the
above reward, if secured in jailso that Iget him
again. All masters of vessels and other per:
sons are cautioned against. employing and.carryj'
ing away the above slave .


OPPAWH .SON.
June 13-eotf
Lands for Sale.
-I WISH to sell the three following mentioned
,J tracts of land, and if satisfactory security for
the payment of the purchase money is given, a
liberal credit may bel had, viz :
A tract called the "Resurvey on Thomas &
Mary, and thie Meadows," lying- in' Prince
Georges' county, Maryland, about three miles
from Bladensburg, adjoining the Lands of the
late Mr. Stoddert, intersected by thei Beaver
Dam Branch, and the roa d letadng from Bla-
densburg to Upper Marlbro', and containing,
by a late survey, 407 3-4 acres. A large part
of this Land is in woods, and a considerable bo-
dy of rich meadow land, formed by the Beaver
Dam running through it, may be reclaimed.
Arnold Hurley, livisig on- this land, will shew
it.
A tract called Jackson's Improvement and
Hard Struggle, lying in Montgomery county,
Maryland, on the east side of the north west
branch of tile Eaatar ranch of Potomac, ad-
joining the lauid of Mr. Jasper Jackson, con-
taining about 246 acres. Thomas Cecil, the
tenant on this lanil, will shew it.
A tract in Fairfax county, Virginia, lying on
-the north side of.Pummets' Run, about five
miles from Georgetown, adjoining the Lands of
Mr. Gantt, the Rev. Mr. Maflitt, and Mrs. A-
dams, containing about 200 acres. There is a
Mill Seat on this Land. Janus Falconer, the
tenant on this land, will shew it.
JOHN LAIRD.
Georgetown, aug 13-d2w&wtf


A, Farm for bale.
T HE subscriber wishes to sell thie Farm on
which she at present resides, situated a-
bout a quarter of a mile from Greenwich,about
3 miles from Buckland, and 4 miles from Hay
market, Prince WYm. county, Va. This laundis
good, and well adapted to the growth of wheat,
corn, oats, clover, and timothy, and may be ea-
sily rendered very fertile, (aa experience has
already proved) by the plaister iud clover sys-
tem. It contains about S30 acres, 200 of which
are now cleared and cultivatedandml under good
fencing, and a part thereof in very flourishing
clover and timothy-the residue, spy 150 acres,
is in wood, abounding with good timber. The
improvements are a comfortable tvao story
I'rane dwelling nearly nmw, and other necesma.
ry out houses, with an excellent garden and
orcha'-l ot' dilhercnt fruits. The farm is well
la.d olI, and every field well watered. The si-
tuation is high, and for ralimbrity of air surpas-
sed by nune. A part o" the purchase money
will be required down, the remainder in 6 and
12 months with interest. Fur further particu-
lars apply on the premises to
AIlnNTA E. MOILEY.
july 26-wr7w

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