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WASHINGTON: TUESDAY, JUNE 20. 1837.
GALES & SEATON.
PRICE, FOR A YEAR, TEN DOLLARS; FOR SIX MONTHS, SIX
DOLLARS. PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
hose subscribing for a year, who do not, either at the time of
ordering thb paper, or subsequently, give notice of their wish
to have the paper discontinued at the expiration of their year,
will be presumed as desiring its continuance until counter-
manded, and it will be continued accordingly, at the option
of the Editors.
NAVY AGENT'S OFFICE,
Washington, (D. C.) June 6, 1837.--
P ROPOSALS will be received at this office until the 20th
instant, for furnishing and delivering at the Navy Yard
in this city 3,500 cubic yards of earth, for filling in a part of the
wharf; the earth to be placed in a position to be designated by
the commanding officer of said yard.
FARMERS AND MECHANICS' BANK,
/ GEORGETOWN, MAY 29, 1837.
SE LECTION NOTICE.-An election for twelve Di-
rectors for this Institution, to serve the ensuing year, will
be held, in conformnity with the charter, on Monday, the 3d
July, at the banking house, between the hours of nine and three
june Jl1-i J. I. STULL, Cashier.
OR d '~ i The dwellin;g-house and grounds of the
late I -ia ~ .;Fvid cn, F -1. situated on the extreme
right of the height; of Georgetown, D. C. and comprising every
advantage most desirable in a private residence. The house is
substantially built of brick, and is of two stories, and spacious,
neatly furnished with garrets, having four large rooms on each
floor, with wing for kitchen, servants' rooms, pantry, &c. Sta-
bles, carriage-houise, cow-house, and gardener's house, and
other offices, all of brick, are attached. The lot covers an ex-
tent of twenty acres and more, which is now under fine culti-
vation as garden, orchards grass lots, woodland, &c. The pros-
pect from this residence, south, is perhaps more extensive than
that of any other part of the'heights, while it embraces a very
beautiful northern view, of which all the others are deprived.
For terms, apply to R. R. CRAWFORD, on the premises.
FAMILY FLOUR, WHISKEY, AND LARD.
50 bbls. White Family Flour
70 do Whiskey, part old
2000 lbs. Lard, in kegs and barrels
200 bales Timothy Hay, packed by myself, and war-
200 bushels Corn Meal
Bran, Shorts, Ship Stuff, Chopped Rye, &c.
For sale low by CONRAD HOGMIRE,
june 2-3taw2w Water street,.Georgetown.
H ANPHIER'S CHOLERA INFANTUM SI-
L.L RUP.-A sure, easy, and safe remedy for the Summer
Complaint in children, or for derangements of the bowels in
persons of every age.
After repeated trials, the subscriber feels himself authorized
most confidently to recommend the above remedy to the patron-
age of parents and all others who may need medical aid.' So
well assured is the undersigned of the worth of the above reme-
dy, that after a faithful trial, pursuant to directions giVen, if the
benefit attributed to it does not follow, he will refund the price
paid for the article.
One happy circumstance attending the exhibition of this Si-
rup is, that, so far from there being any difficulty in inducing
children to take it, they are fond of it, and are more apt to want
more than to refuse what is given.
Its constituents are exclusively vegetable. Its properties pro-
mote perspiration, ease pain, throw off mobific matter, produce
gentle alvine evacuations, strengthen the general habit, improve
the appetite, and invite sleep without the aid of opium. Apply
at the first door on E street, east of 9th.
N. B. References in abundance can be given to applicants.
No danger need be apprehended to the weakest infants from
june 2-3taw3w W. LANPHIER.
HERRINGS AND SHAD.-Just Received-
1,000 bbls. gross Herrings
500 do. nett do.
25 do. put up for family use
20 half do. do. do.
20 do. Shad
A very'superior lot putup by Robert Clark at the Sycamore
ending. For sale by SAM'L CROPLEY & CO.
Corner of Market and Bridge streets, Georgetown.
T RUNK BOARDS.-GARRET ANDERSON hasjust
received a supply of Bird's manufacture of Trunk Boards,
of a good quality. Foi sale at his book, stationery and fancy
store, Pennsylvania avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
ORDON'S DIGEST, New Edition, is just pub-
lished (May, 1837,) and this day received for sale by F.
TAYLOR; being A Digest of the Laws of the United States,
including the Jucicial Decisions relating to the Constitutional
and Statutory Law;" in one volume of 822 octavo pages.
WILLIAMS'S INTEREST TABLES.-Highly
improved, published in one large folio volume, price
$1 50, is just received and for sale by F. TAYLOR. Con-
taining also, Commercial Tables of great variety in their sub-
jects and application, reducing foreign measures, weights, and
coins, &c. to the United States standard, showing, alsb, tables
of interest at 5, 7, and 8 per cent. as well as 6 per cent. Also,
tables of compound interest, tables of interest on cents, tables of
days, &c. &c. and a great amount of other valuable commercial
Among the many eminent signatures which are published as
recommending this work, is to be found the flame of Langdon
Cheves, formerly President of the Bank of the United States.
C OPY BOOKS.--2,000 Foster's Elementary Copy
500 Bascom's Writing Books, which are designed to lead the
learner, upon simple principles, from the first rudiments of
penmanship to a perfect knowledge of the art: being a new
and improved plan of teaching; by which ihe trouble and loss
of time in ruling horizontal and diagonal lines, and setting co-
pies, are avoided, and the attainment of penmanship is greatly
facilitated. The above named books are preferred to all others,
and are now in general use in all the principal schools at the
North. The highest testimonials of the superiority of these
books may be seen at Stationers' Hall, where they will be con-
stantly kept for wholesale or retail, at the publishers' prices.
Jan 13 (Tel) W. FISCHER.
Orphans' Court of Prince George's county, to wit:
March 14, 1837.
O RDERED by the Court, that Richard M. Waring, ex-
ecutor of Benjamin Prather, late of said county, deceas-
ed, give the notice required by law to the deceased's creditors
to exhibit their claims, and that the same be published once a
week for six successive weeks in the National Intelligencer.
Test: PHILEMON CHEW,
Register of Wills for P. G. county.
N OTICE.-In pursuance of the above order, I hereby give
.notice that I have obtained from the Orphans' Court of
Prince George's county, Maryland, letters testamentary on the
personal estate of Benjamin Prather, deceased. All persons
having claims against the said deceased are hereby notified to
exhibit the same, with the proper vouchers attached thereto, to
the subscriber on or before the fourteenth day of September
next; they will otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit
of said estate. All persons indebted to-the deceased are also re-
quested to make immediate payment to the subscriber.
RICHARD M. WARING,
may 8- w6w Executor of Benj. Prather.
Charles County Court, March Term, 1837.
ORDERED by the Court that the creditors of Zephaniah H.
Turner, a petioner for the benefit of the insolvent laws of
the State of Maryland, be and appear before the Judges of
Charles county Court on'the third Monday in August next, to
appoint a Trustee for their benefit, and to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Zephaniah H. Turner shall not have
the benefit of said acts; provided a copy of this order be pub-
lished in some newspaper in the District of Columbia once a
week for two months successively, previous to said third Mon-
day in August.
Test: JOHN BARNES,
may 30-w2m Clerk of Charles county Court.
HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscribers
have obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
NAVY COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE,
SMARCH 18, 1837. 5
IVE OAK TIMBER.---Sealed offers, endorsed
Ofers for Live Oak for smallvessels," will be received
at this office until 3 o'clock P. M. of the first day of July next,
for the supply of Live Oak Timber as follows, viz.
No. 1. For the frame timber and keelson pieces, and the
promiscuous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) to be de-
livered at the Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts.
No. 2. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and the pro-
miscuous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) and one
smaller vessel, to be delivered at the Navy Yard, Brooklyn,
No. 3. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and promiscu-
ous timber for one smaller vessel, to be delivered at the Navy
No. 4. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and promiscu-
ous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) to be delivered at
the Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia.
No. 5. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and promiscu-
ous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) to be delivered at
the Navy Yard, Gosport, Virginia.
The quantity and dimensions of the promiscuous timber for
each vessel of each class is as follows :
For each sloop of war, 1,500 cubic feet, which must be sided
twelve inches, and be from twelve to eighteen feet long; six of
the longest pieces to side sixteen inches.
For each small vessel, 800 cubic feet, which must be sided'
eight inches, and be from ten to sixteen feet long; six of the
longest pieces to side twelve and a half inches.
A part of the promiscuous timber may be got to larger di-
mensions, provided the pieces will answer for replacing defec-
.tive hawse pieces, transoms, breast hooks, or other valuable
Separate offers must be made for each of the preceding num-
bers, and each offer must embrace all the timber that is called
for by the number to which it refers ; the prices asked per cubic
foot must be stated separately for each and every class of vessels
embraced in the offer, and for the promiscuous timber of each
class separately from the other; all of which other is considered
The whole to be delivered before the first day of July, 1838,
and as much sooner as practicable.
The said Live Oak Timber must have grown within twenty-
five miles of the seabord, (which must be proven to the satisfac-
tion of the respective comnandants,) must be got out by the
moulds and written directions and specifications of dimensions,
&e. which will be furnished to contractors for their government
and must be free from all injuries and defects which may impair
the good quality of the said timber for the purposeshfor which it is
required by contract, and be, in all respects, satisfactory to the
commandants of the respective navy yards where it is delivered.
Bonds, with two good and responsible sureties, (whose
names must be forwarded with the offers,) in the amountof one-
third the estimated value of the timber to be furnished under
the respective contracts, will be required; and, as collateral se-
curity for the faithful compliance with the terms, stipulations,
and conditions of the said contracts, ten per centum will be re-
served from the actual amount of each payment which may be
made, from time to time, within thirty days after bills shall be
duly approved and presented to the Navy Agents, until the said
contracts are completed and closed ; which reservations respec-
tively will be forfeited to the use and benefit, of the United
States, in the event of failures to deliver the timber within the
respective periods prescribed by the contracts.
The moulds will be furnished to the contractors at one of the
Navy Yards, Brooklyn, Gosport, or Philadelphia.
i~r To be published twice a week, until 15th June next, in
the National Intelligencer, Globe, Eastern Argus, New tamp-
shire Gazette, Commercial Gazette, Boston Morning Post, New
York Times, New York Evening Post, Trenton Emporiurm,
Pennsylvanian, American Sentinel, Richmond Enquirer, Nor-
folk Herald, Raleigh Star, Charleston Patriot, Georgian, Pen-
sacola Gazette, Louisiana Advertiser, Mobile Register.
L OTS AT PRIVATE SALE.-The following Lots
in Washington, or any one or more of them, are offered at
private sale, viz.
Lots Nos. 7, 10, 11, in square 75.
Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30,
in square 76.
Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 16, 17, 18, in square 85.
Lots Nos. 6, 11, in square 1,045.
Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, in
Lots Nos, 1, 5, 6, in square 1,065.
Lots Nos. 3, 4, 11, 12, in square 1,078.
Lots Nos. 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, in square 1,092.
The above lots range in contents from about two thousand to
about twenty-one thousand square feet. The terms will be
reasonable and accommodating. Apply in Georgetown to
ap 19-w2mos WILLIAM LAIRD.
AGENCY AT WASHINGTON.-JAMES H.CAUS.
TEN, (late of Baltimnore,) having made thiscity his permna-
nentresidence,and located his dwelling and office directlyopposite
to the Department of State, will undertake, with his accustomed
zeal and diligence, the settlement of claims generally; and
more particularly claims before Congress, against the United
States, or the several Departments thereof, and before any board
of commissioners that may be raised for the adjustment of spo-
liation or other claims. He has now in charge the entire class
arising out of French spoliations prior to the year 1800;
with reference to which, in addition to a mass of documents and
proofs in hif possession, he has access to those in the archives
of the Government.
Claimants and pensioners on the Navy fund, &c. bounty
lands, return duties, &c. &c. and those requiring life insurance,
can have their Lusiness rromnptly attended to by letter, (post
paid,) and thus relieve themselvesfrom an expensive and incon-
venient personal attendance.
Having obtained a commission of Notary Public, he is prepar-
ed to furnish legalized copies of any required public documents
or other papers. He has been so long engaged in the duties of
an agent, that it can only be necessary now to say that economy
and prompt attention shall be extended to all business confided
to his care; and that, to enable him to render his services and
facilities more efficacious, he has become familiar with all the
forms of office. teb 26-ly
EW BOOKS.-Just received, Martin Faber, the Story
of a Criminal, and other Tales, by the Author of Guy
Falkner, a Novel, by the author of Frankenstein, The Last
Man, &c. &c. For sale by
Penn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th sts.
N EW WORKS, BY BOZ.-The Public Life of Mr.
Tulrumble, once Mayor of Mudfog, and Oliver Twist, or
The Parish Boy's Progress, by Boz, and other tales, from Bent-
ley's Miscellany, and the Library of Fiction, in 2 Volumes.
Just received, and for sale by
ap 21-3t Penn. Avenue, between llth and 12th streets. '
F RENCH SCHOOL BOOKS.-Levizac's Grammar,
Do do by Bolmar.
Perrin's Fables, accompanied with a key containing the text,
literal translation, arranged in such a manner as to show the
difference between the French and English idiom, by A. Bolmar.
Bolmar's Phrases, a collection of Colloquial Phrases on every
Book of French Verbs, wherein the model verbs, and several
of the most difficult, are conjugated in all their variety, with
numerous notes and directions by A. Bolmar.
Mrs. Addick's French Elements.
Parney's French Spelling Books.
Histoire de Charles 12th.
Vie de George Washington.
A Classical French Reader.
For sale at GARRET ANDERSON'S Book, Stationery, and
Fancy Store, Penn. Avenue, between 1 tth and 12th sts.
RANSACTIONS of the Institution of Civil En-
gineers, is this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
The Engineer's Practical Elements
Plans and Engravings of the Thames Tunnel
Mifflin on Curves of Railroads
The comparative meritsof Railroads and Canals
Pambour on Locomotion upon Railroads
Tredgold on Railways
Nicholson's Architect, price $2
Together with a very extensive collection of the most valua-
ale works (English as well as American) on the same subject,
nd the many various branches connected therewith, at as low
prices as they can be procured any where in the United States.
Apply at the Waverly Circulating Library, immediately east
of Gadsby's Hotel. mnly 10
District of Columbia. Washinton County. to wit:
NAVY COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE,
MARCH 18, 1837.
L IVE OAK TIMBER.-Sealed proposals will be re-
ceived at this office until three o'clock P. M. of the 1st
day of July next, for the supply of Live Oak Timber, as fol-
No. 1. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for-one ship
of the line, one frigate, two sloops of war, (one of each class,)
and one smaller vessel : to' be delivered at the Navy Yard
near Portsmouth, N. H.
No. 2. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for one ship
of the line, one frigate, and one steamer: to be delivered at the
Navy Yard at Charlestown, Massachusetts.
No. 3. For the fame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be direFted, for one ship
of the line, one sloop of war, large class, one small vessel and
one steamer : to be delivered atthe Navy Yard, Charl'stown,
No. 4. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces,.and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for one ship
of the line, one frigate, and one steamer: to be delivered at the
Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y.
No. 5. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, fbr one ship
of the line, one sloop of war, large class, and one steamer : tobe
delivered at the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y.
No. 6. For the frame' timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
fqr the promisenous timber which may be directed, for two
sloops of war, smalt class, and two steamers : to be delivered at
the Navy Yard at Philadelphia.
The quantity and dimensions of the promiscuous timber for
each vessel, of each class, is as follows :
For each ship of the line 6,000 cubic feet; which must be
sided 15 inches, and be from 12 to 20 feet in length, six of the
longest pieces to side 22 inches.
For each frigate 3,000 cubic feet; which must be sided 15
inches, and be from 12 to 20 feet long, six of the longest pieces
to side 19 inches.
For each sloop of war 1,500 cubic feet; which must be sided
12 inches, and be from 12 to 18 feet long, six of the longest pie-
ces to side 18 inches.
For each steamer 1,500 cubic feet; which must be sided 15
inches, and be from 12 to 18 feet long, six of the longest pieces
to side 16 inches.
For each small vessel 800 cubic feet; which must be sided 8
inches, and be from 10 to 16 feet long, six of the longest pieces
todside 12- inches.
A part of the promiscuous timber may be got to larger dimen-
sions, provided the piece's will answer for replacing defective
hawse pieces, transoms, breast hooks, or other valuable pieces.
Separate offers must be made for each of the preceding num-
bers, and each offer must embrace all the timber that is called
for by the number to which it refers; the prices asked per cu-
bic foot must be stated separately for each and every class of
vessels embraced in the offer, and for the promiscuous timber
of each class separately from the other; all of which other is
considered moulded timber.
At least one-fourth of the whole quantity of timber embraced
in each offer, comprising a fair proportion of the most valuable
pieces, must be delivered on or before the last of March, 1839;
one-half of the remainder on or before the last of March, 1840;
and the whole quantity on or before the last of March, 1841; and
if the above proportions shall not b. delivered at the respective
times above specified, the Commissioners of the Navy reserve to
themselves the right of cancelling any contract, in the execution
of which such failure may occur, and of entering into new con-
tracts, holding the original contractors and their sureties liable
for any excess of cost, and other damages, which may be thus
The said live oak timber must have grown within twenty-five
miles of the seabord, (which must be proven to the satisfaction
of the respective Commandants,) must be got out by the moulds
and written directions, ftnd specifications of dimensions, &c.
which will be furnished to the contractors for their government,
and must be free from all injuries and defects which may impair
the good quality of the said timber for the purposes for which it
is required by contract, and be in all respects satisfactory to the
Commandants of the respective navy yards where it is deliv-
Bonds, with two good and responsible sureties (whose names
must be forwarded with the offers) in the amount ofone-third
the estimated value of the timber to be furnished under the res-
pective contracts, will be required; and, as collateral security
for the faithful compliance with the terms, stipulations, and con-
ditions of the said contracts, ten per centum will be reserved
from the actual amount of eacmh payment which mnay be made
from time to time, within thirty days after bills shall b duly ap-
proved and presented to the Navy Agent, until the said con-
tracts are completed and closed; which reservations, respect-
ively, will be forfeited to the use and benefit of the United
States, in the event of failures to deliver the timber within the
respective periods prescribed.
The moulds will be furnished to the contractors at one of the
navy yards, Brooklyn, Gosport, or Philadelphia.
To be published twice a week, until the 15th of June next, in
the National Intelligencer, Globe, Eastern Argus, New Hamp-
shire Gazette, Boston Morning Post and Commercial Gazette,
New York Times, New York Evening Post, Trenton Empori-
um, Pennsylvanian, American Sentinel, Richmond Enquirer,
Norfolk Herald, Raleigh Star, Charleston Patriot, Georgian,
Pensacola Gazette, Louisiana Advertiser, and Mobile. Register.
EW VOYAGES AN) TRAVELS.--Incidents
S of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrea, and the Ioly Land, by
an American, 2 vols., with engravings.
Madrid in 1835. 1 vol. octavo.
Latrobe's Rambler in Mexico. 1 volume.
Dragoon Campaigns to the Rocky Mountains, by a U. S. dra-
Stanficld's Coast Scenery of the British Channel, with 40
large and splendid engravings.
Slidell's Scenes in Spain, I vol. with engravings.
"A Year in Spain," by the same author, new edition enlarg-
ed, 3 vols. with engravings.
Spain Revisited," by the same, 2 vols. with engravings.
The American in England, by the same, 2 vols.
Judge Hall's Sketches of the West," 2 vols.
Life on the Lakes, being Sketches collected during a trip to
Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery, by Lieut. Col. Batty, very
numerous large engravings.
Fanning's Voyages to the South Seas, published with refer-
ence to the U. S. Exploring Expedition, a large octavo volume,
with engravings, prize only $L 25.
Astoria, by Irving.
Cooper's Travels in Switzerland.
Cooper's Gleanings in Europe.
Mrs. Hollev's Texas.
Journal ofa Traveller through Texas.
China, in 2 volumes, with maps and engravings, by Davis.
Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, 1 volume,
filled wilh large engravings.
Tour through the manufacturing districts of England, by Sir
George Head, 1 volume.
The Barbary States, by the Rev. Michael Russel, I volume,
with map and engravings.
Arabia, in 2 volumes, by Andrew Crichton; maps and en-
Journal, by the Rev. Orville Dewey, of a Tour in Europe, 2
Together with many others, are for sale by F. TAYLOR, at
the Waverly Circulating Library immediately east of Gadsby's
Hotel. may 29
DODDRIDGE'S SERMONS FOR YOUNG
PEOPLE, by the author of Doddridge's "Rise and
Progress," in one volume of 336 pages, full bound in leather,
price only 75 cents.
Also, Doddridge's Rise and Progress, complete for 37 cents,
neatly bound, are for sale at the cheap bookstore of F. TAY-
Hunter's Sacred Biography, 2'large octavo volumes, of near-
ly 600 pages each, full bound, price $1 12 per volume.
Mosheim's Church History, best edition, full bound, complete
for $2 75.
Buck's Theological Dictionary, the improved and enlarged
edition, full bound, with very numerous engravings, complete
Josephus, best edition, octavo size, 648 pages, full bound for
Homilies of the Church of England, octavo, bound, $1 75.
Paley's Evidences of Christianity, 264 pages, bound, 37 cts.
Pilgrim's Progress, handsome fancy binding, 50 cents.
Bunyan's Holy War, 252 pages, bound, price 37 cents.
Romaine on Faith, handsome fancy binding, 392 pages, price
*** A very extensive collection of the most valuable Theolo-
gical Works, of every class, is on hand and for sale as above,
Pi.Iw..r,, nrine, than their,. nrp. onnn. rnllv,. n o. f, n fn., r inu:. th
NAVY COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE,
APRIL 24, 1837.
EALED PROPOSALS for the supply of the Live
Oak Frame Timber, and Live Oak Beams and Keelson
Timber, and promiscuous timber for one frigate, to be delivered
at the Navy Yard, Gosport, Va., will be received until 3 o'clock
'P. M. of the 1st day of July next, under the advertisement of
18th March last, in addition to the other timber therein specified,
and subject to all the provisions of that advertisement, which re-
quests proposals until the 1st day of July next.
To be published twice a week until the 15th of June next, in
the National Intelligencer, Globe, Eastern Argus, New Hamp-
shire Gazette, Boston Morning Post and Commercial Gazette,
New York Times, New York Evening Post, Trenton Emporium,
Pennsylvanian, American Sentinel, Richmond Enquirer, Nor-
olk Herald, Raleigh Star, Charleston Patriot, Georgian, Pen-
sacola Gazette, Louisiana Advertiser, and Mobile Register.
GLAD TIDINGS.-PETERS' VEGETABLE
PILLS, having stood the test of experience, are recom-
mended to the Public as decidedly superiorto any combination of,
Medicine ever offered to the American People. The proprietor
of these pills, being a regular bred physician, and having prac-
tised his profession extensively for many years in different cli-
mates, is enabled to offer to the afflicted invalid a medicine on
the effects of which he is willing to risk his reputation.
He does not pretend that they are a positive cure, or even
beneficial in every complaint, but he most firmly believes that in
all diseases where a cathartic or an aperient medicine is needed
they will be found far superior to any of those drastic purgative
medicines which are so much puffed in the public prints as pu-
rifiers of the blood. When taken according to the directions
accompanying them, they are highly beneficial in the preven-
tion and cure of bilious fevers, fever and ague, dyspepsia, liver
complaints, sick headache, jaundice, asthma, dropsy, rheuma-
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tions, heart-burn, nausea, furred tongue, distension of the sto-
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ness, loss of appetite, blotched or sallow complexion, and in all
cases of torpor of the bowels, where a cathartic or an aperient
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ducing neither nausea, griping, nor debility.
Wherever these pills have been once introduced into a family
they become a standing remedy, and are called for again and
again, which is sufficient proof of their good qualities.
Perhaps no article of the kind has ever been offered to the
Public, supported by testimonials of a character so decisive',
front sources as respectable, or that has given more universal
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their favor,,while nota single case of ill consequences or ineffi-
ciency can be alleged against them.
Hundreds and thousands bless the day they became acquainted
wih Peters's Vegetable Pills, which, in consequence of their
extraordinary goodness, have attained a POPULARITY UNPRECE-
DENTED in the history of MEDICINE.
The very circumstance alone, that physicians in every part
of the Union, (but more especially in the Southern States, where
they have long been in use,) are making free use of them in
their practice, SPEAKS VOLUMES in their praise. Add to this
the fact that all who use, invariably recommend them to their
friends, and the testimony in their favor is almost irresistible.
As an anti-bilious remedy, and to prevent costiveness, they have
no( rival. One fifty cent box will establish their'character, and
prove that there is truth even in an advertisement.
Prepared by Joseph Priestly Peters, M. D. at his institution
foi the cure of obstinate diseases by means of vegetable reme-
dies, No. 129 Liberty street, New York. Each box contains
40 pills. Price 50 cents.
That the Public mav rest assured of the salutary effects of
these pills, and the truth of the above statements, the following
letters from medical gentlemen of the first respectability are
mos: respectfully submitted:
CLARKSVILLE, lcklenberg co. Va. Feb. 7, 1837.
Dear Sir: I embrace the opportunity of expressing to you my
gratification at the success which has attended the administra-
tion of your valuable pills in this section of country. It is a
comr.on fault with those who compound and vend patent medi-
cines to say too much in their favor; but from what I have seen
of the effects of your Fills, I do not think they have as yet re-
ceived unmerited praise. Six months ago they were almost
entirely unknown in this part of Virginia, they are now the most
popular pills we have. In dyspepsia and sick headache, de-
rangement of the biliary organs, and obstinate constipation of
the bowels, 1 know of no aperient more prompt and efficacious.
Their mildness and certainty of action render then a safe
and efficient purgative for weakly individuals, and may be given
at all times, without any of those injurious consequences that
frequently result from the long continued use of calomel or
On the whole, I consider them a valuable discovery.
S. H. HARRIS, M. D.
Dr. Jos. P. PETERS.
NEw ORLEANS, Jan. 10th, 1837.
Dear Sir : By the recommendation of Dr. Shepard, of this
city, who.informed me that he was a classmate of yours in Yale
College, and in whose judgment I have implicit confidence, I
have been induced to make a trial of your vegetable pills; and
the consequence is, that I am so well pleased with them, that I
am anxious to procure a large quantity to use in my practice. I
have always been opposed to secret remedies, from the lact
that, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred. they are put up by
illiterate quacks who have no knowledge of medicine or of the
human system. But, from what I know of you, by the way of
Dr. Shepard, and from what I have seen of the effects of your
pills in cases of bilious and intermittent fevers, fever and ague,
dyspepsia, sick headache, costiveness and debility, I am con-
vinced that they are an exception to any thing of the kind that
has ever been in use, and therefore freely give my opinion re-
specting them. They are well adapted to the diseases of a
Southern climate, and in a great measure will do away the ne-
cessity of using calomel or blue pill.
I have purchased four or five dozen boxes of your agents in
this city, for which I gave four dollars and fifty cents per dozen.
As I am a stranger to you, I will refer you to Prall & Ray,
Ni. 83 Maiden -Lane, New York, which, if satisfactory, you
will please send by the first packet five hundred boxes, and
draw on me at sight for the amount. A liberal discount will be
expected. Please get them insured, and oblige your humble
servant. CHARLES W. SMITH, M. D.
Dr. Jos. P. PETERS.
CHARLOTTE, N. C. Jan. 1st, 1837.
Dear Sir: I have made frequent use of your pills in the inci-
pient stage of bilious fever and obstinate constipation of the
bowels; also in the enlargement of the spleen, chronic diseases
of the liver, sick headache, general debility, and in many other
diseases, and in all cases found them to give relief.
J. D. BOYD, M. D.
Dr. J. P. PETERS.
MECKLENBERG Co., VA. Feb. 7th, 1837.
Having used Dr. Peters's Pills in my practice for the last
twelve months, I take pleasure in giving my testimony of their
good effects in cases of dyspepsia, sick headache, bilious fevers,
and other diseases produced by inactivity of the liver.
They are a safe and mild aperient, being the best article of
the kind I have ever used.
GEORGE C. SCOTT, M. D.
PASQUOTANK CO. N. C. Nov. 18, 1836.
Sir: Be not surprised at receiving this letter from an entire
stranger. Your Medicine is the cause and the apology I offer
in intruding myself on your patience. Having had a most vio-
lent attack of bilious fever this fall, I was induced, at the re-
commendation of a friend, to try your Pills, and, such was their
effect in relieving me, that I am desirous of procuring large
quantity of them to use in my practice. What is your lowest
price for two hundred boxes ?
Since my recovery, I have recommended them to several of
my friends. Please answer this as soon as possible, and oblige,
R. H. RAMSEY, M. D.
NORFOLK, VA. Aug. 1836.
Dear Sir: You will please forward me one thousand boxes of
your valuable Pills by the first packet. I am glad to have it in
my power to say that your Pills sell rapidly, and give more sa-
tisfaction than any Pills I ever sold. Yours,
R. S. BERNARD.
These invaluable Pills are for sale in Washington, by S. J.
TODD, CHARLES STOTT, T. WATKINS, WM. GUN-
TON, JOHN F. CALLAN, and F. HOWARD. In Alex-
andria, by WM. STABLE, C. FARQ.UHAR, and WM.
HARPER. In Georgetown, by 0. M. LINTH1CUM. In Bl-
timore, by MOORE, STABLER, & CO, No. 190 Baltimore
..... Wnr-RTAKFR A& RARTOL. corner of Market and How-
IRON FOR TANKS.
NAVY COMMISSIONERn' OFFICE,
MAY 30, 1837.
EALED proposals will be received at this office until three
o'clock P. M. of the twenty-first day of June, 1837, for
furnishing and delivering at the navy yard, Washington, D. C.
all tank iron necessary to replace water tanks taken for a razee,
and for four sets for sloops of war; a part of the plates to be five-
sixteenths, and a part four-sixteenths of an inch thick, and of
such lengths and breadths as may be prescribed. The whole
to be rolled true, marked, trimmed fair to the prescribed di-
mensions, free from all flaws and defects, susceptible of being
bent to form the angles of the tanks without cracking, and in
all respects to be perfectly satisfactory to the Commandant of
the yard, after inspection by such persons as he may appoint for
The iron for the set for the razee must be delivered on orbe-
fore the fifteenth day of August next.
Thirty days thereafter will be allowed in which to deliver the
iron for each of the sets for the sloops of war, so that the whole
shall be delivered complete on or before the fifteenth day of
Persons offering must state the price per pound, when the
iron shall have been delivered, inspected, and approved, and
must specify the place where payments for the same is re-
Payments to be made within thirty days after bills shall be
duly approved, and presented to the Navy Agent.
The persons who may contract will be-furnished by the Com-
mandant of the navy yard, Washington, -ith particular sched-
ules of the iron which may be required, showing their size,
birm, and thickness.
To be published three times a week in the National Intelli-
gencer, Globe, Metropolitan, Army and Navy Chronicle, New
York Evening Post, New York Times, Trenton Emporium,
American Sentinel, Pennsylvanian, Harrisburg Reporter and
State Journal, and Baltimore Republican.
C ECKLOFF, Merchant Tailor, has the pleasure
*of informing his customers and the Public that his stock
of Spring and Summer Goods is now complete, and respectfully
requests the favor of a call, to examine the fashionable articles
he has on hand, being assured they can be suited in every thing
new and elegant.
His assortment of Ready-made Clothing is select, large, and
made in the handsomest style; the Public can therefore be ac-
comniodated upon any and all emergencies, as good, in every
respect, as if made to order. ap 28-eod2mn
American Life Insurance and Trust Company.
OFFICES-No. 136 Baltimore street, Baltimore; and \a I
street, New York.
AGENCY-Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite Fuller's Hotel, ant
two doors from the Buildings occupied by the Treasury Depart-
ment, Washington city.
CAPITAL PAID IN $2,000,000.
PATRICK MACAULAY, President, Baltimore.
MORRIS ROBINSON, Vice President, New York.
SONEY received daily on deposit, on which interest wil
be allowed, payable semi-annually. The Company alsi
insures lives, grants annuities, sells endowments, and executed
Of the rates of insurance qf$100 on a single life.
I year. 7 years. For life. Age. 1 year. 7 years. For life.
72 86 1 53 38 1 48 1 70 3 05
77 88 1 56 39 1 57 1 76 3 11
84 90 1 62 40 1 69 1 83 3 20
86 91 1 65 41 1 78 1 88 3 31
89 92 1 69 42 185 189 3 40
90 94 L 73 43 1 89 1 92 3 51
91 95 1 77 44 1 90 1 94 3 63
92 97 1 82 45 1 91 1 96 3 73
94 99 1 88 46 1 92 1 98 3 87
97 1 03 1 93 47 1 93 1 99 4 01
99 1 07 1 98 48 1,94 2 02 4 17
1 00 1 12 2 04 49 1 95 2 04 4 49
1 07 1 17 2 11 50 1 96 2 09 4 60
1 12 1 23 2 17 51 1 97 2 20 4 75
1 20 1 28 2'24 52 2 02 2 37 4 90
1 28 1 35 2 31 53 2 10 2 59 5 24
1 31 1 36 2 36 54 2 18 2 89 5 49
1 32 1 42 2 43 55 2 32 3 21 5 78
1 33 1 46 2 50 56 2 47 3 56 6 05
1 34 1 48 2 57 57 2 70 4 20 6 27
1 35 1 50 2 64 58 3 14 4 31 6 50
1 36 1 53 2 75 59 3 67 4 63 6 75
1 39 1 57 2 81 60 4 35 4 91 7 00
1 43 1 63 2 90
Applications, post paid, may be addressed to PATRICK
MACAULAY, Esq., President, Baltimore; or MORRIS RO-
BINSON, Esq., Vice President, New York; to which imme-
diate attention will be paid.
Applications may also be made personally, or by letter, post
paid, to FRANCIS A. DICKINS, Agent for the Company in the
City of WASHINGTON. His office is on Pennvslvania Avenue,
opposite Fuller's Hotel, and two doors from the buildings occu-
pied by the Treasury Department. oct 16-26-dly
In Montgomery County Court, sitting as a Court of
Equity--March Term, 1837.
James J. Graff,-Mary C. Graff, Geo. M. Graff, Rosannah Graff,
Jane Graff, and Wm. S. Graff, and Robert J. Graff, their
Jonathan W. Magruder, Elizabeth Belmear, Rachel Dorsey,
Elizabeth Read, Thomas Read, James Read, Nathaniel M.
Waters, Rebecca Cook, John W. Magruder, Win. B. Magru-
der, Nathan Cook, and Elizabeth his wife, Thos. P. W. Ma-
gruder, Zachariah Waters, W-m. Waters, Zadock Waters,
Win. M. Bowie, Charles Bowie, Robert Read, Alexander Su-
ter and Susan his wife, W Lumsden and Rachel P. his
wife, Robert P. Magruder, and Basil Barry and Martha his
7 'HIS Bill states thatsome lime about the 18th of January,
1822, a certain Robert P. Magruder sold to William W.
C. Viers certain lands, lying and being in Montgomery county,
of which lands the said Robert P. Magruder executed a bond
of conveyance to the said Win. W. C. Viers, which said bond of
conveyance is made a part of the bill bearing date the same day
and year aforesaid ; that the whole of the purchase money has
been paid to the said Robert P. Magruder and his executors, ac-
cording to the condition of the said purchase, and that the said
Wm. W. C. Viers afterward, to wit, about the 25th day of July,
1822, sold the said lands at public sale to a certain Andrew Graff,
and on the 1st day of October, 1822, executed a bond of convey-
ance for the same ; that the whole of the purchase money has
been paid by the said Andrew Graff to the said Wim. W. C.
Viers. This bill further states that the said Robert P. Magru-
der, Wm. W. C. Viers, and Andrew Graff have all departed
this life, leaving the legal title to the said lands in the heirs of
the said Robert P. Magruder; that the heirs at law of the said
Robert P. Magruder are Elizabeth Belmear, Rachel Dorsey,
Elizabeth Read, Thomas Read, James Read, Nathaniel M. Wa-
ters, Rebecca Cook, John W. Magruder, William B. Magruder,
Nathan Cook, and Elizabeth his wife, Thomas P. W. Magru-
der, and Zachariah Waters, all of Montgomery county, Jona-
than W. Magruder, of Allegany county, Wim. Waters, of Fred-
eri!k county, ZadockWaters, of Anne Arundel county, William
M. Bowie and Charles Bowie of Prince George's county, Robert
Read, Alexander Suter, and Susan his wife, Basil Barry, and
Martha his wife, Win. 0. Lumsden, and Rachel P. his wife,
and Robert P. Magruder, who are all now residents of this State
and are made defendants to this bill.
The object of this bill is to obtain a decree for the conveyance
of the above-mentioned lands in fee simple to the heirs of An-
drew Graff, late of Montgomery county, deceased. Upon due
consideration of the allegations in the bill, it is ordered, this 22d
day of May, 1837, that the above-mentioned defendants, who do
not reside in the State of Maryland, appear in this Court in per-
son or by a solicitor, on or before the second Mondy in Novem-
ber next, to show cause why a decree shall not pass as prayed
by the said bill, and that the complainants in this cause give no-
tice of the said bill, and the object thereof, by causing a copy of
this order, and the warning therein contained to the non-resident
defendants,tobe published once a week,for four successive weeks,
in some newspaper printed in Washington city, in the District
of Columbia, on or before the said second Monday in November
next. CHAS. J. KILGOUR.
BRICE SELBY, Clerk.
PERRY'S THREE-POINTED PEN, an en-
tirely new article, is lately received and for sale by F.
TAYLOR, who has on hand and for sale about eighty gross of
Mt-l!'i, Pens, selected with the greatest care, which embrace
every variety of the best kinds, and ate warranted to comprise
none which are not of first-rate quality, at as low prices as they
can be bought (having regard to quality) any where in the
Pr II a~ III-- Ti----F8t--`E~-Cn~I~W I-C RY~III~C -- _I -- -- _
N. B.-With the remedy the patient receives an instructive
and easy way how to preserve health in general, throughout
the whole year. This is of great value to families, (both to pa-
rents and children,) and'tis sent without any charge whatever.
It always accompanies the remedy for deafness and eyesight.
Until quite lately people had to go to the doctor to get help.
This was to them great trouble.
Absehce from home, and business neglected.
Danger of travelling.
Running the risk of getting sick from home, which often hap-
Being obliged to stay with the doctor at times, from one to
three weeks, and sometimes longer.
Generally cost from 20 up to 30, 40, 50 dollars, sometimes
Now, by this new plan of sending help to people, at their
homes, all this is saved, and costs so little that 'tis not worth
mentioning. C. F. BAKER.
State of Pennsylvania, Sept. 10, 1835.
All printers who publish the above will receive the remedy
gratuitously, and free of postage also. It will be placed at their
optional disposal, as at times their neighbors may be in want of
some. nov 15-w.ly
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscribers
Shave obtained from the Orphans' Court for Charles
county, letters of administration on the personal estate of
Horace Robey, late of Charles county aforesaid, deceased.
All persons having claims against said deceased are hereby
warned to exhibit the same to the subscribers, with the
vouchers thereof, properly authenticated, on or before the 10th
day of December next; they may otherwise by law be exclud-
ed from all benefit of said estate.
Given under our hands this 1st day of June, 1837.
MARY E. ROBEY,
june 7-w4w Adm'x andadm'r.
T HE STAR OF SEVILLE, by Fanny Kemble, a
drama, in five acts, is just published and this day receiv-
4f .iBiEQ /
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NAVY COMMISsiONERS' OFFICE,
) JUNE 1, 1837.
RON.-Sealed proposals will be received at this office un-
til 3 o'clock P. M. of the 21st instant, for furnishing the
following quantity of iron, viz.
For three hundred and eighty-one thousand three hundred
and seventy-seven pounds of assorted round Iron, to be deliver-
ed at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, op or before the first day of
Persons offering must state the price asked per pound, when
delivered, inspected and approved.
The Iron must be of Anerican manufacture, rolled, and of the
best quality, free from flaws, cracks, or other defects, and from
ragged ends, and subject to such proof, test, and inspection, as
the Navy Commissioners may direct, to ascertain its good quality
and conformity to contract; and must be, in all respects, per-
fectly satisfactory to them, before it will be accepted, or any
Persons disposed to offer, may obtain schedules showing the
sizes and quantity of each size of Iron which will be required,
upon application to the commandant of the Navy Yard, Phila-
Two good and sufficient sureties will be required for the faith-
ful performance of the contracts; and, as additional security,
ten per cent. of the value of all deliveries will be deducted and
retained, until the contracts are, in all respects, perfectly com-
pleted, and is to be forfeited in case of non-coanl lance on the
part of the contractors. The names and residence of the sureties
proposed must be forwarded willh the offers.
Paymentsto be made within thirty days after bills, d4uTi p-
proved, shall be presented to.tlie av; Agent.
g r To be published threE tunes a wee t n the National In-
telligencer, Globe, Metropolitan, Army and Navy Chronicle,
New York Evening P)st, New York Times, Trenton Emporium,
American Sentinel, Pennsylvanian, Harrisburg Reptorter and
State Journal; and Baltimore Republican.
ANCIENT MYSTERIES AND FREEMA-
SONRY.-An exposition of the Religious Dogmas and
Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Pythagoreans, and. Druids
Also, of the Origin, History, and Purport of Freema'e-nry, by
John Fellows, A. M. in one volume, is just received ,for sale'by
F. TAYLOR mar 13
OSTON PIANO FORTE.-Just opened at" Sta-
tioners' Hall,another superior Mahogany Piano Forte,
from the celebrated manufacturers, J. Chickerings & Co. Per-
sons wishing to obtain a first-rate instrument, at a reasonable
price, will do well to callearly. W. FISCHER.
SUPERIOR CUIl IS.-Just received by the schoon-
er Washington a large number of superior Quills, Nos. 60,
70, and 80, clear, opaque, and yellow. These quills will weigh
heavier than any others brought to this market. For sale only
at Stationers' Hall. mar 24
tILE PRESS--W. FISCHER has justreceived anas-
sortment of Angell's Patent File Presses, for public of-
fices, banks, counting houses, and all places where it- is neces-
sary to keep files of current papers in compact order, and rea-
dy for instant reference. For sale at the manufacturer's prices
only at Stationers' Hall. (Ret.) ap 21
01EAFNESS.-A York paper sayeth, that a remedy for
the restoration of hearing is to be had of Doctor Green,
Reading and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Enquiry has frequently been, made as to the principles of
cure, and the nature of the cases in which hearing has been re-
It proves effectual when the affliction is caused' by nervous
weakness, as the remedy gives healthand strength to the whole
On the other hand, when the affliction is owing to other causes
-other means of help must be sought for-but-and it may be
repeated-that, in cases where deafness is caused by nervous
weakness, the remedy will restore hearing, as hath been expe-
rienced in the editor's own family-as well as in the families of
many of his neighbors also.
Now-according to the Doctor's practice and principles, that
MUCH OF THE ART
OF PHYSIC I
NOT TO GIVE IT. J
The restoration of hearing is brought about without giving any
physic !-without giving any medicine-as hath been ascertain-
ed in numbers and numbers of instances. Therefore, and in
part return for such great benefits received, we make the above
known for the good of our fellow-citizens in similar distress.
Assistance is sent--free of postage, for as many as are afflict-
ed in a family, including the relatives of such family also, for a
fee of five dollars.
For a fee of ten dollars assistance is sent-free of postage al-
so-for 3 or 4 persons more-in addition--as at times neighbors
may be in want of some.
And in case other sickness besides deafness and loss of eye-
sight happening, help is sent for such sickness without -~-
charge. .. ---. .
The fee pays for all and every help st toTainlies
to time. -- -
This is considered a praiseworthy plan. And in conclusion,
it will, no doubt, be very satisfactory for people to know that the
assistance is not to be applied to the ears-nor the eyes.
NOT AT ALL.
Consequently no danger whatever can happen to them--
And during the time that people are using / assistance at
home, and learning how to help themselves to restore and re-
cover their hearing, their eye-sight and their health again :
They can follow their customary business ;
They can live as usual;
And'they can also eat and drink what tastes best.
The following is an extract of a letter from Mr. Baker, to the
My friend-The method of using Dr. Green's remedy is in-
nocent, is easy, and performs the cure by strengthening thile
nerves. My neighbor Jones's wife thought she would try it
too, being a long time troubled with weak and sore eyes, a long
lime troubled with dimness and failing of sight, and over one
eye a film (a skin) was beginning to grow and spread itself.
This affliction, together with her deafness, caused by nervous
weakness, very much alarmed the family, insomuch that help
was sent for, and which arrived per mail free of postage ; and
which help in little more than a week-made them hs gdod and
as strong as ever, doing needlework now without spectacles,
and now is restored to her eyesight as well as to her hearing.
C. F. BAKER.
Copy teet :
THE REMEDY.-No. ViV
FROM THE NATIONAL GAZETTE, JUNE 1.
Incredible as it may appear, there are persons
of the Administration party, who maintain that
the General Government should not trouble
itself about a restoration of specie payments,
but should confine its operations to the simple
object of collecting its revenue and paying its
debts in coin, 16aving each State to manage its
own affairs in its own way.* Had this policy
been pursued in the year 1834, it would have
had something to justify it, but at this period
its advocacy comes with a bad grace from those
whose party leaders have brought the country
into' its present condition. But let us examine
the proposition a little, and see to what it will
There are now eight hundred and twenty'-
three banks and branches in the United States,
holding charters under twenty-five States, two
Territories, and one District, making twenty-
eight independent sources. According as each
of these banks is conducted with more or less
prudence, the extent of the depreciation of its
notes will be less or more extensive, and it is
now quite possible that there may be several
hundred local currencies differing from each other, and all
of them differing from the metallic standard. It is true
that in-cities and large towns arrangements can be made
amongst the banks of the same place to check the issues of
each other by voluntary engagements to pay interest for-
daily balances, and to limit the amount which any one may
owe to another under the penalty of handing over to the
creditor party the choice of its bills receivable ;t but com-
binations of this sort between all the banks of one State,
--or -Deween those of different States, are not to be looked
for, and we may therefore take it for granted, that until a
general restoration of specie payments is effected, the cur-
rency of no two places will be precisely the same for any
length of time together. That it should be so, is in the
nature of things, and nothing can prevent it, unless the
twenty-eight Governments which have created the banks
should all agree to enforce a resumption. Such a course,
with the recent examples before us, of the States of New
York and Connecticut sanctioning by law the suspension
of all their banks, the former even authorizing them to
augment their loans, and of the State of Mississippi grant-
ing two new charters for banks with large capitals, is not
to be expected. Indeed, when we look at the enormous
amount of debts existing at this time throughout the
Union, which it is for the interest of so many people, and
amongst them no small number of legislators, to postpone,
any thing like a concert of action amongst the State Go-
vernments is not likely to happen at an early day, and all
calculations built upon such an event will prove to be ut-
lerly futile. A depreciated paper currency, therefore, is
just as certain to betfastened on the country, should the
Government remain quiescent on the occasion, as that it
now exists, and it is for that reason that I have thought it
worth while to offer these remarks in addition to those
which have been already advanced.
The currency of a country is, for the time being, the
standard measure of the prices of commodities and proper-
ty, somewhat in the same manner that a yardstick is the
standard measure of cloth. So long, therefore, as the cur-
rency is coin, or paper exchangeable on demand for coin,
so long is the standard invested with a degree of fixedness;
but the moment that the convertibility of paper into specie
is gone, that moment is the fixedness of the standard gone
also. In such event it resembles a yardstick that can be
made to shrink at the pleasure of the person who is mea-
suring with it. The project of receiving and paying the
public revenue in specie, while the States and the people
collect and pay their debts in paper, is precisely the same
as if the Government were to use a true standard yardstick
at the custom-house to measure cloth with, and the States
and the people were to use others of as many different
lengths as the fancy of the makers of yardsticks might
suggest. In such a case, it is very manifestly tp be seen
what classes of persons would be most injured, namely,
the ignorant and illiterate, who, not being as able to judge
as their intelligent neighbors of. the precise difference be-
tween the true and the false' measure, would be cheated
and imposed upon every time they bought or sold. That
-the officers-of Government, and the thousands of persons
who live upon fixed salaries in its employ, should all.be in
favor of being paid, in specie is natural enough. They
would like to have -their cloth measured by the metallic
yardstick, and they probably would not care if the officers
of the State Governments had their cloth measured by
yardsticks only two feet long. But with such professions
of devotion to the interests of the democracy of num-
bers," how is it possible that Congress can justify itself in
measuring its own cloth with a- metallic yardstick, and
leaving the people to measure theirs ,with yardsticks made
of gum-elastic The idea is inadmissible, and, notwith-
standing that a powerful influence will be brought to bear
- -.pon-its deliberations, by those who flatter themselves that
time-will heal their financial wounds, yet the country has
a right to expretht theefforts of that body in September
next will be immediately-4directed to the great object of re-
storing specie payments.
The writer has carefully watched the organ of the Ad-
ministration at Washington, to see what new plan for the
relief of the country was likely to be proposed. Since the
project of receiving and paying the public revenues in gold
and silver, examined in my last, and which appears to be
abandoned as a measure adapted to restore specie payments,
nothing has yet been officially thrown out. The signs of
the times, however, in numerous other quarters, suffi-
ciently indicate the gradual concentration of public opinion
infavor of a great bank as the only remedy for the existing
evil; and it cannot be doubted that a national institution
is now a favorite measure with-a large party who opposed
the rechartering of the late Bank of the United States.
Considering it as certain that one of the first steps taken
by Congress at the ensuing session will be to discuss the
merits of such a plan, I will venture a few observations in
relation to it.
The charter of a national bank will meet with opposition
from all those who hold such a bank to be unconstitutional,
which is no small party in Congress, as well as from those
- who may hold it to be inexpedient.
Should it pass by a majority of both Houses, it will meet
with the veto of the President, whose honor,and integrity
are both so irrevocably committed against such a bank, in
his letter to Sherrod Williams, that it is altogether impos-
sible that he can sign a charter, or connive at its becoming
a law by retaining the bill ten days in his possession.
In case of a veto, it is hardly possible that two-thirds of
both Houses can be found to pass the bill, unless, indeed,
General Jackson should approve of it, in which case it
would most certainly become a law.
For the sake of argument, however, I will suppose that
a charter for a national bank shall be granted, with a capi-
tal of fifty millions of dollars. This capital I will suppose
to be made up of Government stocks, subscribed on the
.part of the United States, or of State stocks, subscribed on
the part of some or all of the States, or by individuals, or
partly of one and partly of the other, to the amount of forty
millions of dollars, and the balance of specie. I create the
'capital in this way, for the purpose of obviating the com-
mon objection that a capital of fifty millions, or even of
half the amount, could not be obtained from individuals,
either in this country or in Europe, which appears to be
the general opinion of intelligent men. In the case of
both the former national banks, it. was found necessary to
make four-fifths of the capital to consist of public stocks;
and as there are now existing no such stocks issued by the
Federal Government, those of the States would have to be
substituted, or Congress would be obliged to become the
chief proprietor of the bank, by creating a stock for the
purpose. I will not stop to examine the constitutionality
of a Government bank, or the expediency of creating a po-
litical machine of immense pecuniary power, because I
want to come to the main point at once. I will suppose
such a bank, or one formed in any other manner-such,
for instance, as the bank projected last year in New York,
upon the security of real estate-to be organized, and
ready to transact business in nine months from September
next, allowing the same time that was found necessary by
the last Bank of the United States before it could com-
e operations. It may be established in Philadelphia,
or\New York, or Washington city, and may have at its
heaniand in its.direction men of the best financial skill.
WVht could it do towards compelling the eight hundred
and tvwenty-three State banks to resume specie payments ?
Not one single thing; and this I will undertake to prove.
It has never been pretended that the Federal Govern-
ment has any control over the currency of the country
than what is conferred upon it by the power to coin mo-
ney," and what it may fairly exercise in the receipt and
disbursement of its revenue. It cannot prohibit the States
from incorporating banks; nor can it impose any restric-
tions upon the extent of their issues. Its power, therefore,
is a limited power; and if a national bank were to be cre-
ated, and to be made the depository of the public money,
all that it could do in the execution of that duty would be
precisely what the custom-houses and land offices could do
without a bank. In Remedy No. IV. it was clearly shown
that receipts and payments in specie, by that process, to the
extent of thirty millions of dollars per annum, would have
no more effect in restoring specie payments in the money
transactions of the community, amounting to the annual
sum of five thousand millions of dollars, than receipts and
payments in brickbats. Receipts and payments in a year
to the-amount of thirty millions of dollars, sound to ears
unaccustomed to large sums as.of enormous magnitude;
and yet there could be named six commercial houses in the
United States who, together, received and paid that amount
within the last year, without making any noise about it,
and without feeling that their operations, as compared with
those of the whole community, were much more than a
drop in the bucket.
If, then, a national bank possesses no power to compel
the State banks to resume specie payments, through the
collection and disbursements of the public revenue, let us
see what other power it could possess. It is manifest that,
in money transactions, nobody possesses the power of co-
ercion but creditors. The national bank would, therefore,
have to become a creditor of the State banks, before it could
coerce them. This it could accomplish in four modes:
first, by, selling its specie or stocks for State bank notes;
secondly, by collecting the public revenue in such notes;
thirdly, by receiving on deposit State bank notes; and,
fourthly, by lending its specie or stock to individual bor-
rowers, and receiving from them in payment the notes of
State banks. It would be a sorry sort of trade for a na-
tional bank to carry on, to become possessed of depreciated
notes, for the sake of doing what individuals would reluc-
tantly do-that is, sue the banks. It might even be a very
unprofitable game; for, in order to make the resumption
general, it would have to get hold of the notes of all the
banks, or at least of a majority of them, which would be a
hazardous as well as expensive operation. I take it for
granted that no such folly could be attempted, and there-
fore dismiss this view of the subject.
But it is certain that if the bank was resolved to carry on
the business of banking, it would have to discount notes.
Let us examine the operation of its discounts. Our friends
Dobbs & Co. offer a note for ten thousand dollars, and
other people offer notes, amounting in the whole to a mil-
lion of dollars, which amount is entered to their credit in
their bank books, with an express understanding that as
the loan was in hard money it is to be repaid in hard mo-
ney. So far so good. Dobbs & Co. have a custom-house
bond to pay for one thousand dollars, and for that sum they
give the bank, which is the depository of the public money,
a check. One thousand they leave as a balance in the
bank, and the other eight thousand they draw out in the
notes of the bank for the purpose of paying other debts.
But in paying those debts they would take special care not
to pay in those identical notes, inasmuch as they would be
worth in the market the price of specie, being redeemable
on demand in coin. Dobbs & Co. would, therefore, sell
them for current bank notes, with which they would pay
their debts, and in a few hours the notes would be return-
ed to the national bank for payment in coin. The same
thing would happen with all the other notes issued by the
bank until the whole of its specie capital would be drawn
out. Its notes would not circulate as money, for the very
reason that they would be more valuable than the curren-
cy which creditors would be content to take, and for the
very, same reason that the notes of the Bank of the Me-
tropolis were all returned to that bank when she gave out,
on the 12th of May, that she would not suspend specie
payments as the banks of the Northern cities had done.
The simple fact that there is not now a specie-paying bank
in the country that has notes to any considerable amount
in circulation, is conclusive proof of what I assert. It is
true that Dobbs & Co. and the other borrowers, at the end
of sixty days, if they could not get 'their notes renewed,
would have to pay back in coin the sums they borrowed,
which they would repurchase from the brokers; but the
bank would have to lend it again to somebody else who
would go through the same process, the effect of which
would be to keep up a circulation of specie between the
bank and the brokers, but nowhere else.
But it is clear that no bank could be conducted with
profit that should confine its loans to the amount of its
specie capital, and that the bank in question, by the loan
of its first ten millions, could acquire no power to coerce
other banks to resume specie payments. Its whole power
would be limited to the borrowers of that sum, and could be
exerted no further than to draw in the sum it had loaned
out; and it might even be questionable whether, in times
like these, loans could be made with such certain know-
ledge of the solvency of borrowers as would ensure to the
bank the punctual repayment of the ten millions. Nor would
the matter be mended by any subsequent loans. In order
to augment its business the bank would be obliged to con-
vert its funded debt into specie. New loins on discount
would be followed by a new drain of the specie, and after
converting the half or the whole of its capital into dis-
counted notes and bills, it would not be able to keep a sin-
gle note out in circulation, with the exception of the few
which the Government might need, to make payment at
points at which there was no branch bank, and even these
would not stay out a minute longer than a sufficient time
to reach the nearest spot where their redemption in specie
could be demanded. Two currencies of different values
cannot circulate at the same time, and to attempt it would be
But there is a most important subject which presents it-
self at this stage of the argument. The loans of this new
bank would be most probably in addition to all the existing
bank loans, and, in such event, would afford facilities for
new speculations and enterprises, which could not fail to
have a most pernicious effect, and to postpone still further
the period of a general resumption of specie payments.
The State banks, finding that the General Government
and its new bank, with their united powers, could not ex-
ercise the slightest control over their operations, would
have no direct motive to hasten the contraction of their
loans, which can alone render them capable of resuming,
and would in all probability expand them, as they have
unquestionably done in some of our cities since the 10th
of May, as is evinced from the diminished rate of interest
and the augmented price of specie. The consequence of
this would be a further depreciation of the currency, a
fresh scene of overtrading, and, in the end, a repetition of
the disasters which have so recently overwhelmed us.
If these positions can be controverted, I should be glad
to see it done. If a new national bank can be set in mo-
tion with powers to coerce the State baqks to resume spe-
cie payments, I would be pleased to see the modus operan-
di pointed out. From what reflection the writer has de-
voted to the subject, he is not able to see how the country
can be relieved by any new bank. Even if the expedient
were resorted to of applying the whole capital of such a
one as he has' supposed, in loans to the different banks,
which would be equal to about ten per cent. on the total
amount of their loans, it could extinguish but fifty millions
of paper credits existing in the form of notes in circulation
and deposits. How far a general curtailment of bank
loans throughout the United States to such an extent
would go to place all the banks in a situation to resume
specie payments, may be easily conjectured, when it is
known that the aggregate amount of loans beyond the
Amount of capitals, on the 1st of January, 1836, as ap-
pears by the Secretary of the Treasury's report of the 4th
of January last, was $205,630,788. And, besides, what
guaranty could there be that any stipulation for resump-
tion would be generally complied with, or that the loan
would be properly secured ?
'The writer does, however, see, how an old bank, having
the State banks and the Public already in its.debt to the
extent of sixty-three millions of dollars,* having the ex-
perience of twenty years to guide it, possessing a domestic
credit which commands for its notes at this moment in the
Southwestern country a premium of from three to ten per
cent. and a foreign credit equal to any Iban that might be
reasonably required, could, by the co-operation of the Ge-
are to be hoped from Congress, which will hardly risk the
danger of a permanent constitutional currency" of rags,
when one of redeemable paper and coin can be secured by
a little sacrifice of party pride.
JUNE 17, 1837.
SOME ACCOUNT OF JULIA BRACE,
A DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND PERSON RESIDING IN THE AMERICAN
(Concluded froru our last.)
Julia performs the entire work of knitting a stocking,
without assistance; shapes it properly, narrowing, widen-
ing, etc. She is apt, however, to err in making her own
too small; whether from a desire to exhibit a very trim
foot and ankle, or for other reasons, does not appear. She
has been known, on examining the knitting work of a lit-
tle girl, to discover its defects with surprising readiness,
and, after condemning them in strong terms, to pull out
the needles, unravel the work till she had removed all its
imperfect parts, and then, taking up the stiches, return the
fabric to its owner to be finished.
She makes her own clothes, so far at least as the sewing
is concerned, except that she has some assistance about the
waist and sleeves. Her clothes are cut out by another;
still she is very competent to the chief management of the
business of making them,,and even cuts out, and makes
entirely some of the simpler articles. She is desirous of
having her dresses fashionable, or rather like those of oth-
ers, and especially of the younger girls around her, which
she examines as they make their appearance from time to
time; and when her own are about to be made, she men-
tions whose she would have them like.
She is slow and careful in all her movements, and espe-
cially about her sewing; still she has often made a sheet
in a day., and one instance is recollected in which she made
at least a half dozen of towels in the same time. She threads
her needles by means of her fingers and tongue, but the
precise manner of doing it cannot be seen. We see her
put the needle 'and thread to her lips, and soon remove
them prepared for use. /
Julia is very systematic in all her doings, and yet readily
falls in with any new arrangement adopted by the matron.
After the plan of locking up certain lodging rooms had been
in operation a few days, Julia voluntarily took it upon her-
self to see it done at the proper hour every morning, and
also to open them early in the evening before they could be
needed; always returning the keys to the matron's room.
She is also thoughtful about the windows and blinds of
the lodging rooms in summer, frequently shutting them
when a storm is rising, (which she perceives by the change
of the temperature, or increase of the wind,) and always
doing it when desired.
Her attachments, in a few instances, have been marked
and strong towards those with whom she has long lived,
and from whom she has derived much happiness. Separa-
tion, however, for only a short time weakens them percep-
tibly, and, after a considerable period has elapsed, she
scarcely recognizes even her best friends; or, if she does,
the impression seems very soon to pass away. Those who
have made her presents of particular value, in her view,
she is apt to remember, and shows pleasure at meeting
them again, when she refers to the gift with which they
are associated. She always has some few favorites aiong
the pupils; and when they leave the institution she ex-
presses regret, but soon selects others to supply their places,
and, according to the dictates of philosophy, as well as
common sense, makes the best of what is unavoidable.
She seems to regard her mother, siilers, and brothers, with
an affection differing in degree from that which she slows
towards others. As she had lived with them, and derived
most of her happiness through their means, till she was
eighteen years old, it is very natural she should feel thus,
even though, so far as our knowledge extends, she may
be perfectly ignorant of the relationship subsisting between
them and herself.
Julia is easily pleased by those attentions which are gra-
tifying to others. She accepts an occasional invitation to
ride, from some officer of the Asylum, with great pleasure;
enjoys the ride highly, and speaks of it afterwards with
satisfaction; not forgetting to say that the person who has
thus gratified her is good.
When she thinks she needs a new article of dress, she
goes to the matron, shows the old article she desires to dis-.
pense with, tells her she must go to the principal, get him
to open her money-box, take some money and give it for
the new thing desired. This is a specimen of the exact-
ness with which she can express herself by signs on a com-
mon subject. The following is another: If she becomes
seriously offended with one of the girls, (which is some-
times the case, and for which there is occasionally a suffi-
cient cause,) she goes with the offender to the matron,
states the offence in strong terms of condemnation, and
says the steward or the principal must be called to inflict
the appropriate punishment, specifying sometimes locking
up, boxing ears, and whipping. It ought, perhaps, in jus-
tice to be added that, almost without exception, she is treat-
ed with the utmost kindness by the pupils, and that the
punishments she mentions, though not common in the Asy
lum, are such as poor Julia may have experienced the var
lue of in her younger days.
It has been intimated that our means of intercourse with
Julia was limited to such objects and actions as are cog.
nizable by the senses of feeling, taste and smell; her destitu
tion of the superior senses of sight and hearing being appa>
rently complete. It is even doubtful whether, through any
sensation produced by light upon her organs, she can distini
guish day from night, but there is no doubt of her being per.
fectly deaf. We have also expected abstract ideas from the
number of those about which we can satisfactorily commu-
nicate with her. So far, however, as certain very general
abstractions are concerned, we have reason to suppose that
she does understand us; for instance, the general ideas
conveyed to her mind by the signs expressive of approba-
tion or disapprobation, health or sickness, pleasure or sor-
row, are in all probability such as we design to communi-
cate; the evidence that it is so being often quite satisfac-
tory. This, however, is as yet the extent of our inter-
course on such subjects. We cannot speak to her of the
mind, or of spiritual existence in any form, and if we
should attempt it successfully, she might not have the
ability to make us aware of our success. The following
experiment has lately been tried. Her attention was called
to a great variety of artificial objects, and she was told'
that Miss C. made this, Mr. S. that, a man one, a woman
another, and so on. The idea of making is familiar, for
she makes some things herself. Then a number of natu-
ral objects were presented her, such as minerals, fruits,
flowers, plants, vegetables; and she was told that neither.
this friend nor that acquaintance made any of them; that
neither men nor women made them. The hope was en-
tertained that her curiosity would be excited, and that a
way might be discovered to convey to her mind the great
idea of the Almighty Creator. The attempt was not suc-
cessful; and, though several times repeated, has not as
yet resulted in exciting her mind, fixing her attention, or-
giving us any encouraging indications.
Her days pass with very little of incident, or variety;
yet, there is enough of both, which comes to her know-
ledge in so large a family, to furnish materials for reflec-
tion, and to call out, in some degree, her feelings towards
others. If sickness or accident occur, she is told of it. If
a journey is to be taken, or a new pupil is received, she is
early informed of it. If any member of the establishment.
loses a friend, if any interesting event happens, either of a
joyous or afflictive nature, it is mentioned to poor Julia,
and produces an appropriate, though transient effect. The
birth of a child in the circle of her acquaintances is always
an event of particular interest to her, and she is desirous
of improving the earliest opportunity to visit and examine
it for herself. This she does, when permitted, with great
care and tenderness.
* During the warm season, the concourse of visitors to the
Asylum is very great, often amounting to fifty or more
persons in a day, for weeks together. Almost all desire to
see Julia, and, in gratifying this desire, she is often disturb-
ed in her pursuits, her plans for the day are broken up, and
her patience is severely tried. Under these circumstances,
her deportment is sometimes less amiable than her friends
could desire; but, on the whole, not more, indeed much
less exceptionable, than those would expect, who have a
full view of her circumstances.
Many more facts and anecdotes might be mentioned in
regard to this most unfortunate young woman, were it not
for the fear of extending her story to too great a length.
Enough has been said to show, in some degree, the real
condition of her imprisoned mind, and to gratify, in part,
it is hoped, the curiosity so extensively felt concerning
her. Should any greater success attend the efforts made
to recollect, as she has been so many years out of sight and
out of mind. When she first came to the Asylum, I led
her up stairs and down to the dining room, which was then
in the basement. This was sufficient; she then went her.
self, directed by that powerful instinct which the Almighty
has kindly given for her guidance. She soon fell in with
all the habits and customs of the family. She rose early, and
was as regular as a clock in all her movements. She was
passionate and violent, impatient of control, and coercive
measures were necessary both for her own happiness and
that of others. She soon yielded, and became perfectly do-
cile and manageable, so much so, that at any time when
she was unwilling to comply with the wishes of others, if
I took hold of her, she would instantly do as requested,
and often with a smile; as, threading her needle, or show-
ing her work, &c. I was much in the room with her, and
often sent her on some little errand, like going to my room
to bring my scissors or pocket handkerchief; for she knew
where every thing was in my room. I once told her to go
up stairs and take off her boots and put them in the closet
on a high shelf by the side of her bandbox, leave them for
winter, and put on her shoes. I was curious to see if she
understood all I said. She instantly laid down her work,
rose, and stood a moment; I took her hands again, and
made the same signs. She went directly up stairs and did
as I bade her. She knew something about sewing and
knitting when she came to the Asylum, but improved very
much afterwards. She could thread her needle with thread
No. 150, and hem fine linen handkerchiefs, which she did for
many ladies in Boston. By that same wonderful sagacity
which directed her movements, she selected her own articles
of clothing from a multitude of others, and would tell to whom
they all belonged. I have often requested her to tell me
to whom certain articles belonged, when I did not know
myself. She took good care of all that was her own. She
was ingenious in her work, and very industrious.
'In her intercourse with the girls, her ideas became en-
larged, and her mind appeared to receive a new impulse.
Previous to her coming to the Asylum, she was confined
with children over whom she felt she had care, and had no
desire to imitate them. Of her love to her mother and bro-
thers and sisters I need say nothing; you know all. She
had her favorites among the girls, and she-seemed very dis-
criminating, for they were among the best; such as one
with all her faculties would have chosen. Miss R. she lov-
ed as herself; she sat by her at the table, and would, when
they were out of school, feel all around to find her, in cold
weather, to see if she was warm and comfortable. If she
found any thi;ig belonging to Miss R. in the possession of
any of the girls, she would not rest till it was returned to
her. You probably know the circumstance that Miss R.
was engaged to Mr. H. (whom she afterwards married,)
while living at the Asylum. Some of the girls one day had
Mr. H.'s watch, which, when she found, she stamped and
raved till it was given her; she immediately gave it to Miss
R. seeming to understand she had the best right to his
property. There were those in the house she most cor-
dially hated ; D. for instance. This leads me to recollect
an occurrence. D. had stolen Julia's money. I do not
now recollect the amount; be it more or less, it was in small
pieces. You know Julia is very fond of money, and, mi-
ser-like, she counted it often, and failed not immediately to
discover when any pieces were missing.* On this occa-
sion she stamped with such violence that I ran up stairs to
see what was the matter. She told me of the loss. Sus-
picion fell on D. I made her get all the money she had
and give it to Julia. She sat down by a table, selected all
her own, and gave the rest to the owner.
As to gratitude, I do not know what to say; she remem-
bered a kindness done her and seemed affectionate. On
meeting those who had given her any thing, she would in-
stantly recognize them, though they had been. long away.
The lady who taught her the use of the needle cametosee
her, whom she had not met in a long time. After exam-
ining her, she made the sign for sewing. She was very
fond of children, and had much kindness of manner to-
wards those of Mr. P. and Mr. G. 1 have often thought I
saw but little of depraved human nature in her. She ap-
peared to derive enjoyment from the return of spring, and
would go out and pick a little grass. If she could reach
a limb of a tree, and there were then peach trees in the
yard, she would feel the buds, and seem delighted. She
went with us on a sailing excursion to Saybrook. When
we returned, she, byher gestures, told actually more about
a steamboat than any one else cold have done. The
chambermaid took her all over the boat; she enjoyed it
much. In little excursions, walking out, &c. she showed
susceptibility of enjoyment equal to any.
The first death that occurred at the Asylum after she
came there, was that of Miss B. She was sick but a short
time, but during that period Julia manifested much solici-
tude, often going and feeling if she was warm, and if she
was nicely covered. On the morning she died, the clothes
were laid off, and while preparations were making to lay
her out, Julia went in. I followed her; she went up to the
bed, felt her cold face and hands, covered her up, put the
clothes close around her; she felt her face, and moved her
hand over it; observing no motion, she put her thumb and
finger on her nostrils, and rested them there for a minute,
and then turned way with the greatest sorrow and agony
depicted on her countenance. It was something she could
not understand, and it was some time before she resumed
her usual cheerfulness. Her mind must of necessity be
shut up in impenetrable darkness concerning death, eterni-
ty, and a future state of existence-subjects which we, with
all our powers and faculties, cannot comprehend. When
she retired for the night, she would go into the closet and
take the posture of prayer, in imitation of the girls, and re-
main about the same length of time. I have thought I would
have given worlds to know her thoughts. She had one fit
of sickness while I was with her, at the time when so ma-
ny of our family were sick. She, with one other girl, was
in my room. Julia was very sick, but I found no trouble
in taking care of her, except that she would not take me-
dicine unless it tasted well. We had to resort to ma-
ny expedients, but all wouldhnot do--the bitter would be
bitter still. The other girl died. Julia was sensible some-
thing was the matter, and her look showed signs of deep
distress. She afterwards became more familiar with death
and the coffin. Mr. B. Mr. P. Mr. T. each lost a child ;
all of which she examined, so that perhaps now such an
event would be less terrible to her. Mrs. S. requested me
at the time to note down many of those little circumstances
of daily occurrence, and I now regret I did not, that I could
furnish you with many things of which I was then an ob-
server, but have now forgotten.
Yours, with esteem,
For a short time Julia kept her own money; it has for ma-
ny years, however, been kept by the Principal.
BANK OF THE METROPOLIS, JUNE 3, 1837.
AN ELECTION for Directors of this Bank will be held
at the Banking House on Monday, the 3d July next, from
10 o'clock A. M. to 3 o'clock P. M.
june 5-eotd Cashier.
1OLD AND SILVER.-The highest price will be
given for silver and gold for a few days, until a certain
amount is procured. Persons having any to dispose of will
apply at Emack's Office, sign of the Flag of Scarlet and Gold,
three doors west of Brown's Hotel.
Emack has constantly on hand a variety of tickets in all of
D. S. Gregory & Co's. Lotteries. Orders for tickets meet the
most prompt attention, and the drawing sent when requested.
GRAND MAMMOTH LOTTERY.
Capital Prize, $75,000,
To be drawn at Alexandria, on Saturday, 23d September next.
Tickets $20, Halves $10, Quarters $5, Eighths $2 50.
I most earnestly advise my friends and customers to risk a
few dollars in this most brilliant Lottery-the opportunity may
never offer again to obtain so large a prize for so small an in-
vestment. JOHN DUKE EMACK,
june 14-tfif Lottery and Exchange Broker.
ECONOMY AND HEALTH-Straw Paillas-
ses.-S. P. FRANKLIN begs leave to inform the Public
that he has on hand, and is now manufacturing, a large supply
of Straw Paillasses, fitted for single or double beds. This arti-
cle is much esteemed as a heathful Summer bet in all the prin
cipal cities, and is the very best under bed for the Winter, and
ishighly recommended by the Medical Faculty as a great
preserver of health.
S. P. F. is now prepared to execute any orders that he may
be favored with in the Upholstering in all its various branches
A large and superb collection of the latest style of Paper-han g
ings, foreign and domestic, Venetian and other blinds, very
heap. [Glo.] jurie 7-co6tif.
ALUABLE LOTS.-I am authorized to sell, at pri-
V vate sale, Lot No. 14, in square 216, fronting 25 feet on
Vermont Avenue, and 45 feet 4 inches on north L street, ad-
joining the houses of Col. Bomford.
FROM THE NEW YORK EXPRESS.
We give our readers some further extracts
from Miss Martineau's "Society in America,"
to be forthcoming in a day or two. Now banks,
banking, politics, &c. are quiet for the day, we
are happy to have an opportunity to refresh our
readers with something else.
ITEMS OF Miss MARTINEAU'S NEW BOOK.-Mr. Peleg
Sprague's oration, at Plymouth, is hashed up sadly.
Lynch law at Vicksburg, the burning of a colored man at
St. Louis, the post office row at Charleston, are dwelt up-
on at length. Cincinnati is a glorious place." A Con-
nccticut Judge (Dagget) receives the lash. The President
of Harvard University does not escape. Garrison's hair-
breadth escape is narrated. Ethan Crawford's jig on the
White mountains, Morgan, free masonry, and Jefferson,
are topics. John Quincy Adams's character and Presi-
dency are highly praised. The nullification story is told.
Our very many "crises" are laughed at. There is an
aristocracy here, she says, as in all countries. The
land speculators at Milwaukie suffer. There is a pretty
account of a visit to Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Bad
hotels at Montgomery, Alabama. Chicago is an Athens
in the woods, and its Parthenon and Pantheon are log
huts. Detroit has good society. Americans do spit. The
possession of land is a cure for all evils in the United
States(?) One family in South Carolina, of four persons,
cannot live in homely style for less than 3,000 a year.
They have a carriage and eleven negroes. The prettiest
amateur farm in the United States is that of the late Dr.'
Hosack. Shakers are the best farmers. Texas did not
win Miss Martineau's good graces. She denounces the
whole concern here, in New York, and elsewhere. The
Colonization Society is not thought much of. Mr. Clay
and Mr. Madison did not talk it into her favor. Mr. Clay,
however, it seems, quite bewitched her. Our. slovenly
mode of farming is laughed at. Mr. Madison told her that
if he could work a miracle, he knew what it should be.
He would make all the blacks white; and then he could
do away with slavery in twenty-four hours. These are
some of the things in the first volume, all we have seen.
FROM THE INTRODUCTION.
In seeking for methods by which I might communi-
cate what I have observed in my tra' els, without offering
any pretensions to teach the English or judge the Ameri-
cans, two expedients occurred to me; both of which I
have adopted. One is, to compare the existing:state of so-
ciety in America with the principles on which it is pro-
fessedly founded; thus testing institutions, morals, and
manners, by an indisputable, instead of an arbitrary stand-
ard, and securing to myself the same point of view with
my readers of both nations.
In working according to this method, my principal dan-
gers are two. I am in danger of not fully apprehending
the principles on which society in the United States is
founded, and of erring in the application to these of the
facts which came under my notice. In the last respect, I
am utterly hopeless of my own accuracy. It is in the
highest degree improbable that my scanty gleanings in the
wide field of American society should present a precisely
fair sample of the whole. I can only explain that I have
spared no pains to discover the truth, in both divisions of
my task; and invite correction in all errors of fact. Thjs
I earnestly do ; holding myself, of course, an equal judge
with others on matters of opinion.
My readers, on their part, will bear in mind that, in
showing discrepancies between an actual condition and a
pure and noble theory of society, I am not finding fault
with the Americans, as for falling behind the English, or
the French, or any other nation. I decline the office of
censor altogether. I dare not undertake it. Nor will my
readers, I trust, regard the subject otherwise than as a
compound of philosophy and fact. If we can all, for once,
allay our personal feelings, dismiss our too great regard to
mutual opinion, and put praise and blame as nearly as pos-
sible out of the question, more that is advantageous to us
may perhaps be learned than by any invidious compari-
sons and proud judgments that were ever instituted and
The other method by which I propose to lessen my own
responsibility, is to enable my readers to judge for them-
selves, better than I can for them, what my testimony is
worth. For this purpose, I offer a brief account of my
travels, with dates in full, and a report of the principal
means I enjoyed of obtaining a knowledge of the country.
At the close of a long work, which I completed in 1834,
it was thought desirable that I should travel for two years.
I determined to go to the United States, chiefly because I
felt a strong curiosity to witness the actual workings of re-
publican institutions, and partly because the circumstance
of the language being the same as my own is very import-
ant to one who, like myself, is too deaf to enjoy any thing
like an average opportunity of obtaining correct knowledge,
where intercourse is carried on in a foreign language. I
went with a mind, I believe, as nearly as possible unpreju-
diced about America, with a strong disposition to admire
democratic institutions, but an entire ignorance how far the
People of the United States lived up to, or fell below, their
own theory. I had read whatever I could lay hold of that
had been written about them; but I was unable to satisfy
myself that, after all, I understood any thing whatever of
their condition. As to knowledge of them, my mind was
nearly a blank; as to opinion of their state, I did not carry
the germ of one.
I landed at New York on the 19th of September, 1834;
paid a short visit the next week to Paterson, in New Jer-
sey, to see the cotton factories there, and the falls of the
Passaic; and passed through New York again, on my way
to stay with some friends on the banks of the Hudson, and
at Stockbridge, Massachusetts. On the 6th of October, I
joined some companions at Albany, with whom I travelled
through the State of New York, seeing Trenton Falls,
Auburn, and Buffalo, to the Falls of Niagara. Here I re-
mained nearly a week; then, after spending a few days at
Buffalo, I embarked on Lake Erie, landing in the back of
Pennsylvania, and travelling down through Meadville to
Pittsburg, spending a few days at each place. Then, over
the Alleghanies to Northumberland, on the fork of Sus-
quehanna, the abode of Priestley, after his exile, and his
burial place. I arrived at Northumberland on the 11th of
October, and left it, after visiting some villages in the neigh -
borhood, on the 17th, for Philadelphia, where I remained
nearly six weeks, having very extensive intercourse with
its various society. My stay at Baltimore was three weeks,
and at Washington five. Congress was at that time in
session, and I enjoyed peculiar opportunities of witnessing
the proceedings of the Supreme Court and both Houses of
Congress. I was acquainted with almost every eminent
Senator and Representative, both on the Administration
and Opposition sides; and was on friendly and intimate
terms with some of the Judges of the Supreme Court. I
enjoyed the hospitality of the President, and of several of
the Heads of Departments; and was, like every body else,
-in society from morning till night of every day, as the cus-
tom is at Washington. One day was devoted to a visit to
Mount Vernon, the abode and burial place of Washington.
On the 18th of February, I arrived at Montpelier, the
seat of Mr. and Mrs. Madison, with whom I spent two
days, which were wholly occupied with rapid conversa-
tion; Mr. Madison's share of which, various and beauti-
ful to a remarkable degree, will never be forgotten by me.
His clear reports of the principles and history of the Con-
stitution of the United States; his insight into the condi-
tion, his speculations on the prospects of nations, his wise
playfulness, his placid contemplation of present affairs, his
abundant household anecdotes of Washington, Franklin,
and Jefferson, were incalculably valuable and exceedingly
delightful to me.
The intercourse I had with Chief Justice Marshall was
of the same character, though not nearly so copious. No-
thing in either delighted me more than their hearty admir-
ation of each other, notwithstanding some wide differences
in their political views. They are both gone; and I now
deeply feel what a privilege it is to have known them.
From Mr. Madison's I proceeded to Charlottesville, and
passed two days amidst the hospitalities of the Professors
of Jefferson University and their families. I was aston-
ished to learn that this institution had never before been
visited by a British traveller. I can only be sorry for Bri-
tish travellers who have missed the pleasure. A few days
Cave in Kentucky, and spent three weeks at Lexington.
I'descended the Ohio to Cincinnati; and, after staying
there ten days, ascended the river again, landing in Virgi-
nia, visiting the Hawk's Nest, Sulphur Springs, Natural
Bridge, and Weyer's Cave, arriving at New York again
on the 14th of July, 1835. The autumn was spent among
the villages and smaller towns of Massachusetts, in a visit
to Dr. Channing, in Rhode Island, and in an excursion to
the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. The
winter was passed in Boston, with the exception of a trip
to Plymouth for Forefathers' Day." In the spring, I
spent seven weeks in New York, and a month in a farm-
house, at Stockbridge, Mass.; making an excursion, mean-
while, to Saratoga and Lake George. My last journey
was with a party of friends far into the West, visiting Ni-
agara again, proceeding by Lake Erie to Detroit, and across
the Territory of Michigan. We swept round the southern
extremity of Lake Michigan to Chicago; went a long
day's journey down the prairies, back to Chicago, and by
the lakes Michigan, Huron, and St. Clair, to Detroit, vis-
iting Mackinaw by the way. vVe landed from Lake Erie
at Cleveland, Ohio, on the 13th of July, and travelled
through the interior of Ohio till we joined the river at Bea-
ver. We visited Rapp's Settlement at Economy, on the
Ohio, and returned to New York from Pittsburgh, by the
canal route through Pennsylvania, and the railroad over
the Alleghanies. I sailed from New York for England on
1st of August, 1836, having then been absent just two
In the course of this tour, I visited almost every kind of
institution. The prisons of Auburn, Philadelphia, and
Nashville; the insane and other hospitals of almost every
place; the literary and scientific institutions ; the factories
of the North; theplantations of the South; the farms of
the West. I lived in houses which might be called palaces,
in log houses, and in a farm house. I travelled much in
wagons, as well as stages; also on horseback, and in some
of the best and worst steamboats. I saw weddings and
christenings; the gatherings of the richer at the watering
places, and of the humbler at country festivals. I was pre-
sent at orations, at land sales, and in the slave market. I
was in frequent attendance on the Supreme Court and the
Senate; and witnessed some of the proceed:ngs of State
Legislatures. Above all, I was received iy to the bosom of
many families, not as a stranger, but p. a daughter or sis-
ter. I am qualified, if any one is, to testify to the virtues
and the peace of the homes of the United States; and let
it not bethought a breach of confidence if I should be found
occasionally to have spoken of these out of the fulness of
It would be nearly impossible to relate whom I knew
during my travels. Nearly every eminent man in politics,
science, and literature, and almost every distinguished wo-
man would grace my list. I have respected and beloved
friends of each political party, and of nearly every religious
denomination; among slave-holders, colonizationists, and
abolitionists; among farmers, lawyers, merchants, profes-
sors and clergy. I travelled among several tribes of In-
dians, and spent months in the Southern States with ne-
groes ever at my heels.
A POWERFUL PASSAGE FROM THE SAME BOOK.
The other ground of hope of which I spoke as being
inferential, arises out of the imaginative political character
of the Americans. They have not yet grown old in the
ways of the world. Their immediate fathers have done
such a deed as the world never saw; and thechildren have
not yet passed out of the intoxication of success. With
far' less of vanity and presumption than might have
been looked for from their youth among the nations, with
an extraordinary amount of shrewdness and practical talent
shared among individuals, the American people are as im-
aginative as any nation I happen to have heard or read of.
They reminded me every day of the Irish. The frank,
confiding character of their private intercourse, the gene-
rous nature of their mutual services, the quickness and
dexterity of their doings, their fertility of resource, their
proneness to be run away with by a notion, into any ex-
treme absurdity-in all this, and in every thing but their
deficiency of moral independence (for which a difference of
circumstances will fully account) they resemble the Irish.
I regard the American People as a great embryo poet:
now moody, now wild, but bringing out results of absolute
good sense: restless and wayward in action, but with deep
peace at his heart: exulting that he has caught the true
aspect of things past, and at the depth of futurity which
lies before him, wherein to create something so magnificent
as the world has scarcely begun to dream of. There is the
strongest hope'of a nation that is capable of being possess-
ed with an idea; and this kind of possession has been the
peculiarity of the Americans from their first day of nation-
al existence till now. Their first idea was loftier than
some which have succeeded, but they have never lost sight
of the first. It remains to be at intervals apprehended
anew; and whenever the time shall arrive, which cannot
but arrive, when the nation shall be so fully possessed of
the complete idea, as by a moral necessity to act it out,
they will be as far superior to nations which act upon the
experience and expediency of their time as the great poet
is superior to common men.
The time is yet far distant, and the American People
have not only much to learn, and a painful disciplineto en-
dure, but some disgraceful faults to repent of and amend.
They must give a perpetual and earnest heed to one point:
to cherish their high democratic hope, their faith in man.
The older they grow the more must they reverence the
dreams of their youth." They must eschew the folly and
profaneness, so prevalent in the old world, of exalting
man, abstractedly and individually, as a piece of God's
creation, and despising men in the mass. The statesman
in a London theatre feels his heart in a tumult, while a
deep Amen echoes through its chambers at Hamlet's ador-
ation of humanity; but not the less, when he goes home,
does he speak slightingly, compassionately, or protectingly
of the masses, the population, the -canaille. He is awe-
struck with the grandeur of an individual spirit, but feels
nothing of the grandeur of a congregated million of like
spirits, because they happen to be far off. This proves
nothing but the shortsightedness of such a man. Such
shortness of sight afflicts some of the wisest and best men
in the new world. I know one who regards with an hum-
ble and religious reverence the three or four spirits which
have their habitation under his roof and close at hand,
who begins to doubt and question, in the face of far strong-
er outward evidence of good, persons who are a hundred
miles off, and has scarcely any faith left for those who hap-
pen-to be over the sea. The true democratic hope cannot
co-exist with such distrust. Its basis is the unmeasured
scope of humanity, and its rationale the truth, applicable
alike to individuals and nations, that men are what they
are taken for granted to be. Countrymen," cries Brutus,
My heart doth joy that yet in all my life
I found no man but he was true to me."
The philosophy of this fact is clear; it followed of course
from Brutus always supposing that men were true. When-
ever the Americans, or any other People, shall make in-
tegrity their rule, their criterion, their invariable supposi-
tion, the first principles of political philosophy will be fairly
acted out, and the high democratic hope will be its own
PATRIOTIC BANK, 3d JUNE, 1837.
A N ELECTION for twelve Directors of this Institution,
to serve-for the ensuing yea8, will be held at the Banking
House, on Monday, the 3d day of July next, from 10 A. M. to
3 o'clock P. M. P. THOMPSON,
jnne 3-eotd if Cashier.
C HEAP DRY GOODS.-Wili goods received this
day we have on hand between eighty and ninety thousand
dollars in dry goods, which have been bought on the best terms,
and will be sold low for cash, or to customers who have paid
their accounts punctually.
3,000 yards of double superfine ingrain carpeting, bright co-
lors. Rugs to match. $
june 16-3t BRADLEY & CATLETT.
WELLING-HOUSE WANTED.-The adverti-
ser is desirous to rent or lease, fur the term of not less
than two years, a commodious two or three story DWELLING-
HOUSE, situated on, or in the vicinity of 5th, 6th, or 7th streets,
north of the avenue. A line addressed to O. N. and left at the'
bar of Brown's Hotel during this day or to-morrow, will meet
with prompt attention. Possession will not be required until
the middle or the last of the ensuing month. june 19
THREE DOLLARS REWARD FOR A
STRAY COW.-A Cow, with large horns, red and
yellow sides, and a wart on a prominent part of the left side,
strayed away from my premises about three weeks past. Any
information respecting said Cow communicated to the Rev. Mr.
Ungerer, on Maryland Avenue, near 4J street, will confer a
favor on the owner.
46 Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1837.
BAD NEWS FROM FLORIDA.
It was only yesterday that we congratulated
ourselves upon being able to say, from the most
respectable authority, under date of Tampa Bay,
May 24, that the Indians were rapidly coming
in, and would no doubt all emigrate in the course
of the summer.
Our fears, however, expressed only a few days
before, of a different termination of the existing
suspense on the subject, we already learn, were
more prophetic than the wishes of the respecta-
ble officer upon whose authority our yesterday's
annunciation was made.
Information has reached the city since Satur-
day, of twelve days' later date than that which
we published yesterday. General JESUP has
written to a correspondent here, under date of
5th inst. from Tampa Bay, that a large party of
hostile Indians had entered the camp of the par-
ty assembled and willing to emigrate, and had
taken off MICA0NQP and JUMPO (commonly call-
The General says, nothing now remains but
extermination to the whole race. He was about
discharging the transports assembled at Tampa
Bay for the emigration of the Seminole Indians.
He had, of course, given up all hope of the In-
dians keeping their faith. They have been pal-
tering with the Government agents. Their
Treaty (termed a capitulation) appears to have
been nothing but an artifice to gain time for re-
cruiting their strength at the cost of the Govern-
ment; an artifice which, we apprehend, has been
but too completely successful.
Since writing the above, the Express Mail of
last evening has brought us.slips containing the
CHARLESTON, (S. C.) JUNE 16.
Information has been received by the schooner Motion,
from Jacksonville, that the INDIANS, instead of having de-
parted for Tampa Bay, have taken to the bush.-Patriot.
JACKSONVILLE, JUNE 8.
The country is rife with reports respecting the Army
and Indians. The general tenor of them is that the Semi-
noles are still for war."
The belief is rapidly gaining ground that the Indians
will not remove without a further struggle.
Having begun the re-publication in our co-
lumns of the numbers of the EXAMINER, which
appear originally in the National Gazette, we
continue to copy them as they come to hand.
The financial information of the writer, and the
calm and argumentative manner in which he dis-
cusses the leading topic of the day, cannot fail
to secure him patient readers and fair judges.
,We do not concur with him in all things, nor
do all our readers. But- it is good for every man
to hear all opinions upon matters that are to un-
dergo his judgment, (and which admit of free
discussion,) and decide for one's self between
It is under this rule that we publish, with
great pleasure, the letters of our correspondent
AN ECONOMIST," on the same subject, ad-
dressed to the President of the United States.
The writer of those letters is an accomplished
statesman as well as a ripe scholar, and he could
not write a series of papers on any subject from
which the reader might not derive both instruc-
tion and amusement.
AMUSING ANECDOTE.-The following anec-
dote of the Times we copy from the Springfield
(Mass.) Republican and Journal :
A writer in the last Tory Whig is out in defence of the
Post Office specie circular. The fling at a highly respec-
table clergyman of this town is all that induces a notice of
the article by us. The writer says the Whigs are warlike
and revolutionary upon the subject, and that a pious
shepherd has already tossed out the gauntlet, and drums
for a crusade against such intolerable oppression.' We
happened to be present in the Post Office, when the Rev.
gentleman told the Postmaster that, while he could bear
testimony to his civil and obliging disposition, he should
not comply with this unreasonable exaction of the Post
Office Department; that if specie was required for his
postage, (usually paid by the quarter,) he should not take
out his letters, and the Postmaster might send them to
Washington if he liked, to be opened and read there ;and
as they were generally of a religious character, he hoped
they would do some good to the readers."
The Journal asks with a good deal of reason why the
Whig, which has so much fear of loss to the Postmaster
and the Government in receiving paper money, has no sym-
pathy for the workmen in the armory, who are compelled to
take paper money from theGovernment.
New Orleans Opera closed.-The Opera at New Orleans
was closed June 7th, much to the discontent of the dilet-
tanti of that fashionable city, who received the unexpected
intelligence with the utmost dismay and chagrin. The Pi-
cayune says a large number of the disappointed, composed
of people of every tongue, tarried a long time before the
darkened temple of Euterpe, uttering their regrets in the
most piteous: expressions, which, in so many different
tongues, was like the chattering of a flock of magpies, or
that of the workmen who 'struck for higher wages at the
tower of Babel.
EVANESCENCE OF PROPERTY.-It is well for both rich
and poor to be often reminded of the extreme changeable-
ness of the condition in this country. Judge Story remark-
ed, with great justice, as well as force, in his speech in the
Massachusetts Convention: Ia our country, the highest
man is not above the People; the humblest man is not be-
low the People. If the rich may be said to have additional
protection, they have not additional power. Nor does
wealth here form a permanent distinction of families.
Those who are wealthy to-day pass to the tomb, and their
children divide their estates. Property thus is divided
quite as fast as it accumulates. No family can, without its
own exertions, stand erect for a long time under our sta-
tutes of descents and distributions-the only true and legi-
timate agrarian law. It silently and quietly dissolves the
mass heaped up by the toil and diligence of a long life of
enterprise and industry. Property is continually changing,
like waves of the sea. One wave rises, and is soon swal-
lowed up in the vast abyss, and seen no more. Another
rises, and, having reached its destined limits, falls gently
away, and is succeeded by vet another, which in its turn
CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL COMPANY.
The stockholders of this Company assembled
again yesterday in general meeting. The com-
mittee appointed under a standing order of the
stockholders to investigate the concerns of the
Company, made their report, expressing entire
satisfaction with the proceedings of the past year,
and their undiminished confidence in the zeal
and integrity of the late President and Direc-
tors, and their officers. The stockholders re-
sponded to this report by the unanimous re-
election of the gentlemen who constituted the
late Board, viz.
GEORGE C. WASHINGTON.
JOHN J. ABERT,
THOMAS CARBERY, RD. H. HENDERSON,
PHINEAS JANNEY, WALTER SMITH.
The meeting then adjourned until Thursday,
the 6th day of July next.
The rapid stride of improvement which has
marked the progress of this country is briefly
but strikingly shown in the following incidents
related in the New York Journal of Commerce.
Where, at the same rate, will the next forty-five
years find us?
Forty-five years ago.-In the year 1792, or thereabouts, a
mortgage was taken on the county of Ontario, which then
comprised the whole of the State of New York west of
Utica, and belonged to Oliver Phelps. The mortgage is
on record in the office of the Secretary of State at Albany.
It was for $16,000, and the security was supposed to be
hardly adequate to so large a sum. Lest the settlers in
that tract should be alarmed, however, it is proper to state
that the mortgage was long ago cancelled.
About the same time, a gentleman having occasion to
travel among the Indians, procured a horse from Mr.White,
the first settler at Whitestown. During the tour the
horse's shoes were found to be loose, but through the whole
journey of a month no person was found who could make
new ones. On returning to Whitestown, the gentleman
took the horse first to the blacksmith, and then to Mr.
White, who, on being inquired of for his charge, said that
the new shoes were a satisafctory compensation for the
services of the horse.
THE KING SNAKE.-There is a large species
of speckled snake, commonly called, in the
Southern States, the King snake, because he is
the most formidable enemy of the rattlesnake. It seems
to be the chief object of his existence to seek, to pursue,
and destroy the latter, whose retreats and presence are dis-
covered by the emission of a peculiar smell, resembling
that of the cucumber vine. The king snake, to almost all
other reptiles, is the most gentle and harmless of creatures;
you may strike him, he shows no resentment, he hisses not,
he turns not, nor does he exhibit any terror or sluggish-
ness. Drawn by the smell of the cucumber, he frequently
enters gardens, but his appearance excites no dismay in
any human being that knows he is the king snake; on the
contrary, women and children will approach him, turn him
about with a stick, and playfully annoy him with impunity;
he is only a relentless enemy of the rattlesnake, whose
strength and venom avail nothing against the activity and
mode of attack of the king snake, who is always victor in
every combat. Yet the rattle snake is a terrible reptile.
There is a peculiarity appalling in the sound of its rattles,
being unlike the noise of any other creature, and when
you hear it the first time, the true instinct of nature impress-
es on your quailing heart that danger and death are near.
Never shall I forget one horrid event of my life! I was
fishing in a Southern lake one summer day, when an unusu-
al disposition to sleep affected me. I stuck the end of my
fishing rod in the bank of the lake, and sought a beautiful
place of shade to enjoy repose. I laid myself on the grass
between two trees scarcely six feet apart from each other,
my head resting against one, and my feet against the oth-
er. I slept; when I awoke I turned to one side, and per-
ceived at some distance from me two brilliant orbs, and in-
stantly a tremulous, mingled sensation of an indefinable
nature came upon my faculties. Something of an instinc-
tive dictate or impulse counselled me to avert my looks, but
then there was such an absorbing, wishful delight in gaz-
ing into eyes that intently and meltingly gazed into mine,
that even the tremulous pulsation of fear fixed my frame,
and I remained so fascinated that I could see nothing but
the most beautiful colors. In short, I was totally lost, so
completely bewildered with commingled emotions, that I
could not withdraw my gaze nor even move. Suddenly
the melting eyeballs glared with sparks of fire; there was
a moment-1 woke from a dreamy state, I saw a huge rat-
tle snake; its gaze was disturbed, and when I heard the
hateful rattle sound, the full danger of my situation arous-
ed me, and through all my frame I felt the extremity of
terror, and just as I was bn the point of obeying a frenzied
impulse to rise and fly, I felt the deadly reptile, as I thought,
coiling around my neck ; I saw part of his body ; I felt the
slimy skin upon my neck; and the shiver of horror went
through every joint and 'member of my frame. Such a
feeling of agony my eyeballs were filled with scorching
fire; first red, next yellowish green. Oh, there are mo-
ments of existence which involve the sensation of years,
and when the whole detail of a thousand feelings scarcely
occupy the brief space of a leisure thought. Nature could
endure no more, and I lost all sense. At length I had the
painful tingling sensation of returning life through my
veins; and when in full consciousness I arose from the
earth, and saw near me tranquilly and quietly a living king
snake, and, further off, the lifeless length of a tremendous
rattlesnake; I sat upon a log and reflected, and I am now
satisfied that the king snake had crept over my neck to my
rescue, there being a large log on one side, and the like on
the other, so that his nearest route to the enemy was over
my body. But although my life was providentially pre-
served, yet the effects of that scene are the exhaustion of a
great portion of my excitability, and the introduction of
gray hairs and premature debility in all my powers of mind
and body.-Anecdotes of the South.
FROM THE FORTHCOMING LETTRES D'UN VOYAGEUR."
Madame Georges Sand's Notions of English Travellers.
-" I must now communicate to you one of the most sci-
entific observations I have yet had occasion to make! I
have discovered that the islanders of Albion carry about
with them an atmosphere of their own, (which, for want of
abetter name, I call the Britannic fluid,') surrounded by
which, they travel as secure from accidental contact as a
mouse in the receiver of an air-pump. It is not alone to
their own endless precautions English travellers are indebt-
ed for their steadfast and eternal impassability. It is not
alone because they encase themselves in three pairs of in-
expressibles, one over the other, that they arrive at the end
of their journey spotless and unblemished by rain or mud.
It is not alone because they accoutre themselves in woollen
wigs, that their curls remain immovable as rings of metal,
in defiance of the humidity of the air. It is not alone the
supply of pomatum, soap, brushes, and sponges, with which
they load themselves for a journey, (though sufficient to
cleanse and purify a regiment of recruits from Lower Brit-
tany,) that they have to thank for the smoothness of their
chins, or the irreproachability of their nails. It is rather
because the external air has no power' over them; it is be-
cause they move, eat, drink, and sleep in their Britannic
fluid, safe as in a diving bell or bell gltss twenty feet high,
through which they gaze with pity upon the wretched
equestrian buffeted by the winds, or still more miserable
pedestrian struggling in the snow.
"I have often asked myself, after a deliberate survey of
fifty English travellers, of either sex, assembled round the
table d'hotes of Switzerland, what could be the motive of
their long, tedious, difficult, dangerous pilgrimages; and
ended by making up my mind that one of the main objects
of an English woman's travels is to traverse the most ele-
vated ard stormy regions, without having a hair of her
head disconmposed; and of an Englishman to make the
tour of the world, without dirtying his gloves, or wearing
out his boots. Meet them of an evening in their inn, after
S, ... . .
THE RICH AND THE POOR.
XENOPHON, in his Life of SOCRATES, presents
many examples of his modes of conveying in-
struction to young men. One of these is very
pertinent to the present times. Euthedemus,
a young man, having collected many of the
writings of the most celebrated poets and soph-
ists, was so much elated by it, a's to fancy him-
self superior to any other of the age, both in
knowledge!and abilities ; and doubted not to see
himself the very first man in Athens, whatever
the business, whether to manage the affairs of
state, or to harangue the people." Socrates
frequently drew Euthedemus into conversations.
Of one of these, the following is given as the
Pray tell us, may we understand what a popular gov-
ernment is, without knowing who are'the people V"
I should suppose not."
And who are the people ?" said Socrates.
I include under that denomination," replied Euthede-
mus, "all such citizens as are poor."
You know those who are so ?"
And who are rich 7"
No doubt of it."
"Tell me then, I pray you, whom you think rich; whom
I consider those as being poor who have not where-
withal to defray their necessary expenses," said Euthede-
mus; and I esteem those rich who possess more than
But have you not observed, Euthedemus, that there
are people, who, although they have very little, have not
only enough for their necessary expenses, but manage in
such a manner as to lay up a part; while others are in
want, notwithstanding their large possessions ?"
I own it," said Euthedemus, and recollect some prin-
ces whose necessities have compelled them to deal inju-
riously by their subjects, even so far as to deprive them of
It will follow then, Euthedemus, that we should place
these princes among the poor, and the frugal managers of
their little fortunes among the rich, since these may be
truly said to live in affluence."
They may," replied Euthedemus; for I am not able
to support any thing against your arguments; and, indeed,
I believe silence for the future will best become me, since,
after all, I begin to suspect 1 know nothing."
Melancholy and Fatal Occurrence.-The Columbus Sen-
tinel (Georgia) gives an account of an unfortunate difficul-
ty which took place in that city, on Thursday, the Istinst.
between a IMr. THOMAS W. HOWE, formerly of the city of
Boston, but for the last two months of Columbus, and a
young man by the name of RICHARD C. RIDGWAY. A
meeting was sought by the latter-but few words passed
between them, when RIDGWAY drew a pistol and shot him
down-the ball entering on the left side of the neck, and
ranging downwards into the right breast. Mr. HOWE sur-
vived until the next evening, when death ended his suffer-
ings. Ridgway is in jail, to await his trial at the term of
the. Superior Court in October next.
Heart-rending Accident.-We learn that a young lady by
the name of Miss Morton was killed by the upsetting of a stage
coach, on the Springfield and Albany route, yesterday morning,
near Westfield. There were nine passengers in the stage, in-
cluding the young lady. 'The driver, in turning out of the road
to avoid a bad place in it, upset, and Miss Morton, putting her
head out of the window, got it caught between the frame rf the
coach and the ground, thereby being literally crushed to pieces
almost instantly. The other passengers were not injured. Miss
Morton was represented as being a very amiable, intelligent
young lady, from Worcester or Springfield, and was on her
way to visit friends at the West.-Massachusetts Eagle.
Mrs. Christina Slocum, of Havana, was drowned in Seneca
Lake, near Dresden, on the 21st ult.
Oscar Montgomery, about 14 years of age, youngest son of wi-
dow Montgomery, of Onondaga, Onondaga co. was accidentally
killed at the residence of his mother on Thursday, the 1st instant,
while engaged, with others, in extracting a large stone from the
ground by the aid of a horse and lever. The horse, when draw-
ing, by the unexpected giving way of the fastenings, became
suddenly detached from the lever, which, in its reaction, struck
the young man, dislocating his neck and causing instantaneous
ALE OF GLASS WARE.-On Wednesday, 21st
inst., at 11 o'clock A. M., I shall sell in front of the Auc-
tion Store (to close a consignment) without reserve, a large lot
of glass ware, on account of a Northern establishment, consist-
ing of, viz.
Various cut decanters, cut lamp glasses
50 dozen knob tumblers
20 do cructs or small decanters
10 do peg lamps
50 do pressed glass dishes, 5. 6, and 7 inches
22 do snake ring decanters, pints and quarts
10 do decanters, heavy, for tavern use
20 do do pints and quarts, plain
12 do lamp glasses (globes)
With various other articles of glass ware
Dealers, shop-keepers, tavern-keepers, &c. will do well to
attend, as the sale will be positive, and terms liberal.
june 20-2t (Glo) Auctioneer.
C OAL! COAL COAL !-P. M. PEARSON & CO.
have now afloat two vessels loaded with Anthracite Coal,
of superior quality, which they will sell at the small advance of
fifty cents per ton, if taken from the vessel.
They will receive in a few days about 700 tons, which they
will sell on the most liberal terms. Those who will not avail
themselves of this opportunity to lay in their fuel cheap must
not scold us through the newspapers if the Anthracite should
become high in price and scarce. One vessel load now land-
ing at steamboat wharf, broken and screened.
Apply at the wood and coal yard office,south side of Pennsyl-
vania avenue, between 3d and 4 streets, or at Mr. Edward
Simms's grocery. (Globe) june 20-eo3t
TO LET.-The two-story Brick House on Sixth
S street, a few doors south of Pennsylvania avenue. The
S house is in good condition for a tenant, and possession
may be had immediately.- For terms, apply to
june 20-3t THOSE. COOKENDORFER.
ROCERIES, WINES, &c.-The subscriber is now
receiving a full supply of Groceries, Wines, &c. ; among
which are the following, viz.
50 baskets of Champagne wine, (part of the grape brand,)
directly from the importers.
10 casks of old Madeira, from the house of Howard, March
A small lot from the same house in bottles, very old.
25 boxes of Claret, with a great variety of other wines.
5- pipes of old Champagne Brandy.
5 do Cogniac do (part Otard.)
50 bbls of white wheat family flour.
40 do superfine do
50 bags of coffee, (part old Java.)
15 boxes of loaf and Havana sugar.
70,000 Havana segars, (part Principe.)
4,000 lbs of bacon, cured by James Moore.
1,700 Ibs of extra hams.
With a great variety of other articles ; all of which will be
uold unusually low for cash, or to punctual customers.
jlne 20-eo3t (Globe) EDWARD SIMMS.
OARDING.-Mrs. TOLSON, on Pennsylvania Avenue,
between Ninth and Tenth streets, nearly opposite to Mr.
F. Masi's, having three or four commodious and well-furnished
rooms vacant, can accommodate families or single gentlemen
with board and lodging. The house is pleasantly situated in
the centre of the Avenue, midway between the Capitol and the
Government offices. Good and trusty servants are in attend-
ance to render the situation of the boarders comfortable and se-
cure. Terms suitable to the times. may 25-dim
r O LOVERS OF RURAL RETREAT.-The
farm called Mount Asile, lying in Prince George's coun-
ty, and lately advertised for sale by the subscriber, if not sold
before the 1st of August next, will then be offered on a long
lease to a circumspect and responsible tenant, under certain
restrictions as to its treatment, by
june 13-tf A. W. PREUSS.
S FOR CHARLESTON, S. C.-The fine ship
Caledonia, Captain Coffin, will sail on Thursday, 15th
For Freight or Passage (having elegant accommodations,)
apply to the Master on board, or to WALTER SMITH,
june 12-4t Georgetown.
t" The Caledonia having" hpon nnavondanhlr cl d alot;naA r, -
The Southern Literary Messenger for May, with its de-
licate green cover. We have an. affection for this work--
it is so quiet, so gentlemanly-it comes into our parlor with
a gracious bow, and takes its place among our other lite-
rary friends, like a real Virginia Cavalecr.
It is late in the month to notice it, but the fact is, Mr.
White could not get the work out sooner, owing to causes
well known to his paper manufacturer.
Let us, however, whip in hand, gallop round the course,
and we feel assured that we will not have to apply the lash
to our neighbor's nag, mettle being his characteristic.
We will take the articles as we find them numbered in
Sketches of Private Life, &c. of William H. Crawford,
from the pen of one, &c. &c.-We do not think badly of
this article. It will create a deep interest in the minds of
many readers, but, as a rule, we would object to the intro-
duction of this line of writing in the Messenger. Em-
bowered cottages and still scenes of domestic life are well
enough in a novel, but when we have known the man as
the busy, bold, stern, uncompromising politician--the al-
most achieving competitor for the Presidential honors in a
fierce contest, we recoil from such revelations. French
biography will alone answer our purposes.
Virginia Springs, &c., by a Visiter.-Rather dull and
Notes and Anecdotes, &c., from the portfolio of an
Officer of the Empire.-We said something about French
biography above, and we repeat that nothing but French
writings, in this line, are good for any thing, and they
are always rich.
On Hipponomastics, or Naming Horses, by Francis
Lieber.-Did the writer ever read a certain English Review
of some years back ? If Professor Lieber cannot write
any thing more interesting, he had better turn to and write
up the Turf Register." We do not like to see the Mes-
senger groomed down in this style.
Island of Jamestown.-We love these Virginia sketches.
Letters of Mr. Jefferson.--You are fortunate, Mr. Mes-
senger, in publishing these epistles ; not so the author.
Sketch of Physiology of Mental Emotion.-Sound.
Wandering Thoughts.-No name is given for the au-
thor, but we pronounce him a philosopher. We should
like to examine his phrenological bumps when he is en-
gaged in composition.
The Great Metropolis.-Very interesting.
Boz's Tulrumble, &c. Oliver Twist, &c.-Now we will
have a rap. The editor has undertaken to cut up" the
author of Pickwick, and has accordingly emptied upon
him those horrible little phials, labelled and set away for
particular occasions, ycleped Editor's Notices."' He
calls poor Deacons (the author) a buffoon. Only think
of that, ye of the fortunate who have read Pickwick.
Pickwick, the sublime, the grotesque, the graceful, the ro-
tund. Pickwick, the gaitered, the eloquent, oratorical, an-
tiquarian, oracular. Pickwick, the amorous, the beautiful,
the beloved. By the memory of ten thousand side-shakes
we are angered at this review, and do pronounce it abo-
minable fustian. And then not to have read this grand
work-this Pickwick-and to know nothing of Samivel
Veller, junior"-that Ultima Thule of men-servants-the
extreme good of squires. Are we living in the nineteenth
D'Israeli's Henrietta Temple.-We like this handling
somewhat better. The selections are in excellent judg-
ment. But why go and talk about the man's morals, and
the Countess of Blessington, and Willis ? The gambling
scene in The Young Duke," by Ben D'Israeli, should
redeem him now and forever from such a charge. We
read it with a thrill, which has ever since been trembling.
It was the best sermon that was ever preached.
We are a D'Israeli man; and were we a woman,we do
not know but that we would love the youth, for his tender
pencilling of a mother's love-of a woman's gentleness;
and mayhap we might love him dearly for his dark and
lustrous eyes, beautiful and as bright as one of his own
To our Readers-contains a beautiful little gem of po-
etry to Oxoniensis."
We now come to the original poetry, which we must
The Stars, by Mrs. Sigourney.-We wish these large
pens would not always append their author's names to
their articles, for then we might hash and slash away;
but Achilles was invulnerable, because his distinguished
mother dipped him in the Styx. The maternity often
protects the bantling.
Affection's Triumphs, Part 1.-We praise the author
for the choice of his subject; further this deponent saith
The Mutiny. Et dulces, &c. Virgil.-We are glad the
authoress has read that one line of the Mantuan, but re-
gret her bias towards verse.
Navarino, by Miss Draper.-Ahem we are a ladies'
man, but in literature our honest pen knows no gender.
We cannot laud.
To a Watch, by J. C. Brent.-A fellow-citizen of ours,
and a young man. He has made his piece interesting by
the scenes he has thrown into it. We do not like the
versification, but he has genius, and that is better than
The Haunted Glen.-Sprightly.
Sonnets to --. Fortunate the lady who can awake
such melody. Who wrote these transcendently beautiful
little brilliance ?
We must close, without noticing two other articles un-
der the poetic head; and, in doing so, we cannot but ex-
press our obligations to Mr. White. His Messenger is a
valuable and beautiful work, and he is a gentleman. If
we have been harsh, it is because we felt so great an in-
terest in the work as to toil through a criticism, which
cost, what it does not always do, the thorough reading of
the articles subjected to the pen critique.
On Monday afternoon, JOHN LAUB, second son of SA.-
MUEL D. KING, aged 2 years 4 months and 19 days. The
friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral this
afternoon [Tuesday] at 4 o'clock.
THE POTOMAC PAVILION,
HE SUBSCRIBER, thankful for the liberal encourage-
ment extended to him during the last season, respectful-
ly informs his friends and the Public that he continues to keep
this popular bathing place, the accommodations of which have
been greatly extended and improved since the last season, and
that it is now open for the reception of company.
Piney Point, on which the Pavilion is situated, is a clear, open
cape, (though wooded in the rear on the north and east,) jutting
into the Potomac, near its mouth, where the river is eight or ten
miles wide, in full view of the Chesapeake bay. The bathing
is very fine, the water being nearly as salt as that of the ocean,
and the air as pure. It possesses the advantage of the greatest
abundance of the largest oysters, of softand hard crabs,and all
the varieties of excellent fish with which the waters of the Che-
The proprietors have made very extensive improvements for
the accommodation and convenience of visitors. To the fifty
.new Lodging Rooms opened last season, there has been added a
large new separate building, containing 28 Lodging Rooms, a'-
fording, in the whole establishment, ample accommodation for
200 visitors. There are a spacious Ball Room, Billiard Room,
Bowling Alleys, Quoit Yards, &c., the whole fronting the river
to the south, within a hundred yards of the clean white beach.
There are provided, also, two beautiful and commodious Yachts,
under the charge of an experienced and skilful seaman. There
are bathing houses for those who prefer them to the open surf;
also, a substantial wharf for the steamboats to come up to, in-
stead of landing and taking off passengers in the small boats,
as heretofore ; which, moreover, enables visitors to bring car-
riages and horses, if they choose.
Besides the salt water luxuries above named, every thing will
be supplied for the table which the markets of the District, Bal-
timore, and Norfolk can afford, to which the steamboat lines
furnish regular access ; and the house will be amply provided
with the best wines and other liquors.
The establishment has been well, though plainly, furnished
throughout, including new mattresses and bed furniture.
The steamers which ply between the District and Baltimore
and Norfolk furnish to the inhabitants of those cities regular
opportunities for visiting and departing from the Pavilion.
The subscriber has procured the aid of efficient and attentive
assistants for the Bar and other departments of the establish-
It is determined that moderate charges shall constitute one
of the advantages of the establishment; to this shall be added
the most zealous efforts to please, and the subscriber trusts that
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I CITY OCCURRENCES.
REPORTED FOR THE NATIONAL INTELIGENCER.
CIRCUIT COURT, MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1837.
This morning, soon after the opening of the Court, the
trial of criminal causes commenced, according to previous
arrangement. Several prisoners, committed since the last
trials for criminal offences, were arraigned, and counsel
assigned to such of them as had no means.
Peter Clarke, a lad of not more than 13 years of age,
was put upon his trial for stealing twelve pieces of silver
coin, of the value of six dollars, and two pieces of the value
of 25 cents each, the property of Joseph Beardsley, jr., on
the 12th of April. This lad was found concealed under
Mr. Beardsley's counter, with the money in his possession.
It appeared that Mr. Beardsley, on missing the money from
his drawer, was induced to look under his counter, having
read the account of a similar robbery and concealment un-
der the counter of Mr. Raphael Jones's grocery store,
some time ago. The jury found the prisoner guilty.
William Webster and Richard Rigsby were tried for an
assault upon John Peters, a negro, on Sunday, the 7th
May, 1837, in his dwelling in the city of Washington. It
was proved by a witness named Ann Leach, that the de-
fendant, Webster, held Peteis by the throat while Rigsby
beat him with a pair of tongs, and wounded his head very
severely. It appeared from the testimony of a respect-
able police officer, that Peters was a very peaceable and
orderly negro. No provocation on his part was proved to
have taken place. The defendants were found guilty, and
the Court, considering that they had been six weeks in
jail, sentenced them each to pay a fine of five dollars, and
stand imprisoned until the fine and costs were paid.
John Jones was tried for stealing a vest of the value of
five dollars, the property of Gray and Lambright, in the
city of Washington, on the 17th May, 1837. The jury
found him guilty of stealing a vest of the value of $2 50.
The prisoner, who had been in the United States army,
pointed to several wounds which he had received in the
service. He was ordered to be remanded, until some in-
quiries could be made as to his claim to receive a pension
from the Government. Some other criminal causes were
tried, which we shall hereafter notice.
POLICE INTELLIGENCE.-In our notice of the Burglaries
in the First Ward, published in Monday's paper, we stated
that through the praiseworthy vigilance of the George-
town police two persons were arrested on suspicion of be-
ing concerned in the above robberies." We are now en-
abled to state that, after a full investigation of the evidence,
before John Cox, Esq., the Mayor of Georgetown, Nicho-
las Golding and William Beall, the arrested persons, were
fully committed for trial at the Circuit Court now in ses-
sion. We understand that, early on Friday morning, as
soon as it was known to them that Mr. Kelly and Mr.
Freer had been robbed the preceding night, A. K. Arnold
and T. B. Baker, of the Georgetown police, and F. B.
Posten, of the Washington police, went in search of the
prisoners, whom they suspected of being concerned in these
robberies. About 12 o'clock on that day, the officers caught
sight of one of the accused, William Beall, near the Cen-
tre Market. He was followed by Baker to the steamboat
wharf, where he was joined by Golding and another per-
son. Beall and Golding set off at full speed along the
wharf, and were followed by the officers, when a chase of
somelength ensued. Baker overtook Golding, after running
him hard across several fields. When the officer got near
him, Golding drew his knife, and made considerable resist-
ance; but the officer closed upon the fugitive instantly,
and made him prisoner. In the mean time, Beall made
his way as quickly as possible towards the Twenty Build-
ings, near the old Sugar House, where he was eventually
secured. The third person made his escape. In the course
of the chase, which was a long and hard one, Beall threw
away some silver, which was picked up by the officers.
We understand that only a small part of the money stolen
from Mr. Kelly has yet been found. His three silver
watches have, however, been recovered.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT.-On Saturday last, as Mr. JAMES
MIDDLETON, accompanied by his son, Mr. E. J. MIDDLE-
TON, was coming to this city in a carryall from his resi-
dence, about three miles distant, the horse took fright, in
consequence of one of the shafts of the vehicle giving way.
The animal immediately commenced plunging and kicking
violently for some minutes, so that the carriage was upset;
in consequence of which, Mr. JAMES MIDDLETON had his
shoulder-blade, collar-bone, and two of his ribs broken.
We are happy to learn that, although Mr. MIDDLETON
has been severely injured, no doubt is entertained of his
recovery from the accident.
Messrs. EDITORS: It is a matter of necessity for the ad-
vancement of the public convenience, and to call the atten-
tion of those to whose care the management of the public
Pumps is confided, to observe through the medium of your
columns that, although we have in our city an abundant
supply of water, we are, in many of its sections, without
the means of enjoying that advantage. This is owing to
some cause which I cannot define; but no doubt they who
have care of the city pumps will turn their attention to this
deficiency. They are particularly referred to that opposite
Dr. Davis's house, in E street, which is in a state of deci-
ded inutility ; and, by their attention to its improvement,
they will serve many
Citizens of the Third Ward.
WASHINGTON, JUNE 19, 1837.
r AXES TAXESXES, TAXES.-The great sale of city
M property for taxes will take place on Tuesday, the 7th
inst. at the City Hall, in the Aldermen's room. Persons inter-
ested, and those desirous of investing their money in valuable
property, are requested to examine the list in the National In-
telligencer of Tuesday; as they may never have such another
chance, it may be well for them to make use of the present.
The list contains many whole squares as well as lots. The
attention of the Public is requested. Sale to commence at 10
o'clock. GEO. ADAMS,
mar 6-2t Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
:y NOTICE.-The Lots and Squa:esinthe above adver-
tisement that remained unsold at my tax sale on Tuesday last,
will be resumed on Tuesday next, the 14th inst. at 12 o clock,
in the Aldermen's room. Purchasers are requested to attend,
as great bargains yet may be had. GEO. ADAMS,
mar 1-d3t Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
f- The above sale is further postponed to Tuesday next,
the 21st instant, and will then take place at 12 o'clock, in the"
Aldermen's room, City Hall. There are yet many whole
squares and lots to be sold. Purchasers are requested to at-
tend. GEO. ADAMS,
mar 17-3t Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
r The above sale is further postponed to Tuesday,
the 1lth day of April next, at same place and hour.
mar 27-3t Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
nr The above sale is further postponed to Tuesday,
the 25th day of April, 1837, at same place and hour. Purcha-
sers are requested to attend, as there is yet a large quantity of
valuable lots and squares remain to be sold.
ap 17-w2w Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
1 The above sale is further postponed to Tuesday,
the 13th day of June next, 1837, at same place and hour.
may 2-wts C)llector 5th and 6th Wards.
n" The above sale is further postponed to Tuesday,
the llth day of July next, at same place and hour.
june 20-wts Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
ALE OF FURNITURE, &C.-On Thursday, 22d
instant, at 4 o'clock P. M., will be sold at the Auction
Store, for cash, the following, viz.
1 handsome Hair-seat Lounge, J dozen handsome new Cane
Chairs, 2 superior Chintz Curtains, 2 pieces Furniture Calico,
1 Mahogany Bidet, 2 handsome Brusselsas Carpets and Rugs,
1 new Ingrain ditto, 1 large Ingrain Carpet, worn, Mantel and
Astral Lamps, new Muslin and Moreen Curtains, superior Cof-
fee Urn with Biggin, new Copper Kettle and Waiters, lot of
handsome China, Wardrobe, Lounge or Easy-chair, 1 new Ro-
tary Cooking Store and apparatus, I Nott s Coal Stove and
Pipe, I Silver Pocket Thermometer, 1 Pearl Card Case, 1 pair
silver and pearl Opera Glasses, 1 Cribbage Board, 1 handsome
Shaving Case, silver, table, tea and dessert Spoons, pearl and
silver handle Spanish Knife, with a great many other articles :
the whole comprising an unusual variety, to be sold without re-
serve. EDWARD DYER,
june 20-3t (Globe) Auctioneer.
W ASHINGTON COFFEE-HOUSE.-The un-
dersigned having taken the above establishment, and
being desirous of a continuance of the former patronage, takes
this method of informing his friends and the Public in general,
* 1 a 1 .*h -_ 1 -.. .. ;t hart ir..-c.. hnq h m,
FROM NEW YORK.
MORNING HERALD OFFICE,
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 3 P.'M:
IMPORTANT FROM EUROPE-SIX DAYS
Our news schooner late last night boarded the
'packet ship Independence, Capt. Nye, from Liv-
erpool, and arrived up to the city early this
morning, with copious files of papers up to the
23d of May, from London,' and 24th from Liv-
erpool, and the London money market of the.
22d. It was unsettled; a number of failures
had taken place at Liverpool, none of which
are believed to be for very large sums, but the
collective amount is considerable. They had
not received any intelligence from this. side, la-
ter than the 2d, (carried out by the North Ame-
rica.) It was thought that the Bank of Eng-
land -could not sustain the American houses
any longer, and some accounts say that they
had come to the determination to refuse further
aid to any house whatever. The consol market
has been firm; cotton had farther declined 3-8
a 1-2d at Liverpool.
Accounts from Russia mention that tie Go-
vernment had received Lord Durham's commu-
nication in regard to the Vixen, in a very ami-
cable nature. It is inferred that that affair is as
good as settled.
The news from Barcelona is of the most de.
plorable and menacing character. In General
Parreno's (Goiernor of Barcelona) despatch, it
is stated that it had been only through-the aid.
of the English Marines, landed from the Rod-
ney, that the insurrection of the 4th and 5th in-
stant had been quelled; vast, numbers of per-
sons had arrived at Marseilles, from Barcelona,
who had to fly from the excesses of the revolu-
The plague was making great ravages in the
Barbary States, except Tunis, and caused great
alarm in Spain, Italy, and the other kingdoms
bordering on the Mediterranean. Every pre-
caution was in operation to prevent the spread-
ing of the pestilence. Although the disease
was not in Tunis, the, authorities of Gibraltar
had prohibited the entrance of vessels from that
port into the bay.
The news of our commercial troubles had
been received at Gibraltar.
Sale This Day.
HRONOMETERS, &c. at Auction.-On Tues.
,' day, the 20th instant, at 4 o'clock P. M., Ishall sell at my
auction store, by direction of the navy agent at this station, the
following, articles, viz.
4 56 hour Chronometers
1 Pocket do
5 Brass Compasses
5 Wood do
1 Azimuth do
2 Telltales do
4 Parallel Ruled
3 Shades Artificial Horizons
41 volumes Charts S. HYATT,
P UBLIC SALE.-By virtue of a decree of the Circuit
Court of the District of Columbia'for the county of Wash-
ington, passed in a cause wherein Samuel Redfern and others
are complainants, and the heirs at law of the late Peter Davis
are defendants, will be exposed to sale at public auction, in
front of the premises, on the 26th day of June instant, at twelve
o'clock at noon, Lot No. 12, in Square No. 116, in the City of
Washington, with the dwelling-house and other improvements
Terms: One-fifth of the purchase money in cash, and the re-
sidue in four equal payments at six, twelve, eighteen, and twen-
ty-four months, to be secured by the purchasers' bonds, with se-
curity, bearing interest from the day of sale.
The creditors of Peter Davis are. required to file their claims,
duly proved, with the Clerk of the Court on or before the first
day of next term.
W. REDIN, Trustee.
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, Washing-
ton County, in Chancery.
James Moody Vaughan, Thomas Vaughan, and others,
Henry Northup, administrator of James Moody, deceased, and
FriHE Bill of complaint in this case states that James Mdo-
J. dy, whd was an officer during the Revolution, in the Vir-
ginia land service, as vell as in the Navy of that State, died
in the county of Lafayette, in the State of Kentucky, in the
year 1802, or thereabouts, time not certain, and that Henry
Northup, then of Kentucky, now of Washington county, in the
District of Columbia, took out letters of administration upon
his estate in the county of Jefferson, in said State, and in virtue
thereof possessed himself of a large personal estate belonging
to the deceased; that, on the 5th July, 1832, Congress passed'
a law providing half pav for certain officers of the Virginia ser-
vice, or their legal representatives, among whom was the
deceased, James Moody, whose legal representatives by said
law became entitled to said pay, and that the said Henry North-
up, claiming to be administrator as before stated, in addition to
other effects of deceased, had secured from the Government
of the United States a large sum of money, the exact amount
not known to the complainants, but at least to the sum of $5,200,
under said act of Congress; and that the complainants, who are
the children of Catharine Moody, deceased, the only child of
the said intestate James Moody, who married James Vaughan,
deceased, the father of the complainants, being the legal de-
scendants and grandchildren of said deceased James Moody,
are, as next of kin, entitled to the personal estate of said James
Moody, deceased, for distribution in the hands of the said ad-
ministrator, who refuses to account or pay over to them the.
same. It also states that the administrator has confederated
with other defendants, viz. with Benjamin Moody, Mary Mooiy,
widow of Thomas Moody, deceased, William Hardesty, and
Ann Hardesty, his wife, Daniel McAllister, and Catharine Mc-
Allister, his wife, John L. Neale, and Sarah Neale, his wife,
next of kin to said deceased, Thomas Waters, F. G. Landsdale,
and Susan Landsdale, his -wife, Thomas Marshall, and Re-
becca Marshall, his wife, Madison Miller, and Elizabeth Miller,
his wife, Benjamin Moody, and Ann Moody, his wife, Sarah F.
Moody, Luke Church, and Mary F. Moody, his wife, next-of
kin to Wiliiam Moody, deceased, and Elizabeth Moody, his wi-
(low, and Ann Dorsey, all of the State of Kentucky; and William
Long and James Z. Long, minors in December, 1833, and Za-
dock Long, their guardian, all of the State of Maryland, have
fraudulently represented themselves as the next of kin to said
James Moody, deceased, and have exhibited depositions so
stating them to be, when, in fact, they are only brothers and
sisters, or descendants of brothers and sisters, of said deceased.
The billfurther prays that all of the above-named' defendants,
who reside out of the District of Columbia, shall be made de-
fendants, and that, as they are non-residents, notice shall be
given, as provided by law in such cases, and, if they neglect to
appear, that the bill shall be taken pro c6nfesso, and a decree
ordered accordingly, and that subpoena issue to said Henry
Northup. It also prays that an account of the personal estate
and effects of the deceased James Moody, administered by
the said Henry Northup, or which ought to have been so ad-
ministered, be taken, and that the amount remaining, after
deducting all legal charges, be decreed to be paid by said ad-
ministrator to the complainants, the grandchildren of the said
deceased James Moody, and that they have peace, &c. against
the pretended claim of the said defendants, who are but his col-
lateral relations, and not next of kin, and concludes by praying
for aniiral relief. &c.
W ASHINGTON BRANCH RAILROAD.-On
and after Monday, the 24th April, the Cars for andfroin
Baltimore will depart according to the following arrangement.
At a quarter before 10 o'clock A. M. and at a quarter after
o'clock P. M.
At 9 o'clock A. M. and at half past 5 o'clock P. M.
ap 22 (Ref& Met)
AILY NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN
D ROUTE.-For the Great Mail and Travellers
through Baltimore, Washington city, Fredericks-
burg, Richmond, Petersburg, Raleigh, &c.-On this
route, travellers go by railroad, from. Baltimore to Washington,
38 miles; by steamboat from Washington city to Potomac creek,
5(Omiles; by railroad from Fredericksburg to Richmond, 61;
and from Petersburg to Blakely, 60 miles.
Such is the expedition now on the route, that travellers leav-
ing Richmond in the morning at 4 o'clock, get to Washington in
time to take the cars at a quarter before 5 P. M., and reach
Baltimore to supper by 8 P. M., giving them an opportunity of
resting a night at Baltimore, and still reaching Philadelphia next
day to dinner. Coming South, travellers leaving Baltimore in
the afternoon cars at 4j P. M. rest at night on board the steam-
boat from Washington to Potomac creek, and dine in Richmond
next d y about 31 P. M.
At Washington, there is an omnibus to take passengers from
the steamboat to the cars or taverns, and from the cars or taverns
to the boat.
Charge from Richmond to Washington, including the trans-
portation by omnibus at Washington, 86. From Washington to
Baltimore $2 50. Meals on the way of course paid for in ad..
edition. ap 8
er Columbia,'Jas. Mitchell, master,
will leaveLambell's wha rf on Th urs-
day Morning at ten o'clock, for Nor-
flk ; returning, will'leave Norfolk for Washington on Sundays,
O'clock P. M. as usual. The Columbia has undergone a tho-
rough repair, and is now in complete order, and will be kept
Regular on the line. between Washington and Norfolk. Pas-
sage and fare $8. june 10
THREE TIMES A WEEK.
Passage to Norfolk, Peters-
burg, and Richmond.-On and
." *after Monday, the 13th instant, the
steamboat Kentucky will make
two trips a week to Norfolk, leaving the lower end of Spear's
wharf, Baltimore, every Monday and Friday afternoon, at 2
o'clock. Returning, will leave Norfolk every Sunday and
The Columbus will leave the same wharf every Wednesday
afternoon, at same hour, and, returning, will leave Norfolk every
Friday afternoon, weather permitting; will put passengers on
board the Philadelphia boat next morning.
These boats run in connexion with the Charleston steam
packets, and the James river steamboats for Petersburg and
Richmond. Passage and fare $8.
All baggage at the risk of the owners.
JAMES FERGUSSON, Agent,
mar 23-2aw Baltimore.
PASSAGE FROM NOR-
FOLK TO CHARLESTON,
....- ... S. C.-The superior steampackets
South Carolina and Georgia will
commence toyrun weekly on Saturday, the 18th instant, and
will continue to leave Norfolk every Saturday, after the arrival
of the boat from Baltimore.
Returning, wilHeave Charleston every Friday, and, unless in
bad weather, passengers may arrive in New York on Monday
Passengers leaving New York on Thursday, and Philadel-
phia on Friday, will arrive in Norfolk in due time for the above
Passage and fare 825 on and after the 18th.
All baggage at the risk of the owners.
DICKSON, HUNTER & HIPKINS, Norfolk.
JAMES FERGUSSON, Baltimore.
WILLIAM PATTON, Charleston.
CANAL PACKET OFFICE, GEORGETOWN, D. C.
CANAL PACKET LINE BETWEEN WASH-
I-NGTON AND THE WEST.-The Canal Packet
Company announce to the Public that they have this day com-
menced running a daily 'line of packet-boats between George-
town and'Shepherdstown. Hours of starting from each place 4
o'clock A. M.
Fare through (72 miles) three dollars and fifty cents; inter-
mediate distances in proportion.
For passage, apply at Von Essen's Refectory, Georgetown,or
of W. Short, Shepherdstown. J. I. STULL,
ap 18 (Met) Secretary.
Railroad.-In accordance with the provi-
sions of a late act of the General Assembly
of Maryland, authorizing the Presidjnt and
Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail-
road Company, in their discretion, to reduce, from time to time,
the rate of toll for conveyance of passengers, in each direction,
on the same day, between the cities of Washington and Balti-
more, notice is hereby given, that, on SUNDAY NEXT, the 4th
of June, and on each succeeding Sunday during the summer,
whenfair, extra Cars will be provided for the accommodation
of passengers by the regular train, at 9t o'clock A. M., on which
occasion the fare will be fixed at $3 for the round trip. Appli-
cation for tickets will be made to the Agent, at the ticket office.
june 1-3t&law6w (Globe, Met. & Alex. Gaz.)
SHUCK MATTRESSE:~.--Received an additional
supply of Shuck Mattresses, a highly approved and healthy
article; recommended by the Journal of Health as superior to
any article of the kind for summer use, and for the sick and
convalescent at alJ seasons. ED W'D DYER,
june 9--n&cp3t Auction and Commission Verchant.
A CARD.-JOHN DIX, Merchant Tailor, south side of
Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite Brown's Hotel, having en-
tered,into partnership with Mr. William Dant, late of George-
town, begs leave to inform his friends and the Public generally,
that the business of the house will hereafter be conducted under
the firm of DIX & DANT.
WASHINGTON, APRIL 18, 1837-eogm
N OTICE.-DIX & DANT, Merchant Tailors, would in-
form the Public that in a few days they will receive a
fresh and elegant supply of Spring and Summer Goods, which
are offered on the most moderate terms. Gentlemen who have
experienced a difficulty in procuring a proper fit, are particu
larly invited to call, as the apparatus used by us in taking mea-
sures cannot fail; its accurateness having been tested, a9d found
invariably to be correct. We'therefore confidently request the
visits of our friends and former customers, and we indulge the
hope that those in Georgetown with whom we have formerly
dealt, will give us a call. DIX & DANT.
WASHINGTON, APRIL 18, 1837-eo2m
t All persons hitherto indebted to J. DIx, will please make
payments of their accounts to him, and those to whom he is in-
debted will please present their accounts to him for payment.
ILSON DOVE offers his services as an agent to the
citizens of Washington to furnish thin with servants for
their own use. Persons wishing to sell their servants, to re-
main in this place, will please give me a call, as I can at all
times get then a good home. Persons in the country, wishing
to dispose of their servants on the above terms, will please ald-
dress me, post paid; and it will meet prompt attention. I can
be found at B. 0. Shekell's tavern, near the Centre Market.
Persons wishing to purchase for their own use will please call
is above. june 3-eotf
JOTICE.-In pursuance of an order, I hereby give no-
B twice that I have obtained from the Orphans' Court of Prince
George's county, Maryland, letters of administration on the
personal estate of John Cadle, deceased. All persons having
claims against the said deceased are hereby notified to exhibit
the same, with the proper vouchers attached thereto, to the,
subscriber, on or before the 29th day of October next; they will
otherwise, by law, be excluded from all benefit oT said estate.
All persons indebted to the deceased are also requested to
make immediate payment to the subscriber.
JAMES G. CADLE,
may 4-w6w Administrator of John Cadle.
HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
county,.in the District of Columbia, letters testamentary on the
personal estate of Henry Thompson, late of Washington county,
deceased. All persons having claims against the said deceased
are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the proper vouch-
ers thereof, to the subscriber on or before the twenty-fifth day
of May next; they may otherwise, by.law, be excluded from
all benefit of the said estate. Given under my hand this 25th
day of May, 1837.
may 26-w3t JOHN QUEEN, Executor.
VALUABLE tARIMS AT PRIVATE SAL1E.-
The subscriber will sell at private sale all or any portion
of the real estate left by Thomas Cramphin, deceased, remain
ing unsold at this time, consisting of the late residence of said
Cramphinr and other lands adjoining, together with two or
three very valuable Farms on Rock creek.
'7Te Dwelling-house Farm is situated about eleven miles
from Washington, on the Washington and Rockville turnpike
road, and contains 375k acres of land, a large portion of which
is in wood. The improvements consist of a brick dwelling-
house nearly new, with all the necessary out-buildings.
The Rock creek Farm, situated six miles from Georgetown
immediately on the Georgetown and Rockville turnpike road,
is one of the most valuable and desirable farms in the county,
being composed of a large portion of the finest timber and mea-
dow land. The improvements consist of a commodious frame
dwelling-house, and all the necessary out-houses.
These lands have been recently surveyed, and laid off into
farms of from 200 to 400 acres; but should it be found advanta-
geous for the disposal of them, they will be subdivided to suit
Any application in person, or communication by letter, ad-
dressed to CHARLES B. CALVERT, National Hotel, between
Pennsylvania avenue and C Street, Washington City, will be
promptly attended to. GEORGE CALVERT,
may 29--dtf Trustee.
BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
JOHN J. DONALDSON, PRESIDENT,
INSURES LIVES for one or more years, or for life.
Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
Age. One year. Seven years. For life.
25 1.00 1.12 2.04
30 1.31 1.36 2.36
35 1.36 1.53 2.75
40 1.69 1.83 3.20
45 1.91 1.96 3.73
50 1.96 2.09 4.60
55 2.32 3.21 5.78
60 4.35 4.91 7.00
Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
60 years of age, 10.55 per cent. )
65 do. 12.27 do. per annum.
70 do. 14.19 do.
For One Hundred Dollars deposited at birth of child, the Com-
pany will pay, if he attain 21 years ofage, $469
At six months, 408
One year, 375
The Company also executes trusts ; receives money on depo-
site, paying interest semi-annually, or compounding it, and
makes all kinds of contracts in which life or the interest of mo-
ney is involved.
WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary.
James H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R.'Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
John O. Lay, Richmond, Va.
D. Robertson, Norfolk, Va.
A. S. Tidball, Winchester, Va.
George Richards, Leesburg, Va.
Neilson Pee, Frederick, Md.
UPERIOR STATIONERY.-Thesubscriber hason
hand from recent purchases-
400 reams best American and English Letter Paper
.160 do Cap Paper
100 do Demi and Medium Paper
40 do Folio Post
100 do Envelope Paper
10 gross Inks in quart, pint, and half-pint bottles
200 pounds best American and English Sealing Wax
100 do Wafers
360 dozen Office Tape
500 cards most approved Steel Pens
20 gross best Lead Pencils
600 pieces India Ink
24 dozen Mouth Glue
28 do Cut Glass Inks, for office use
800 pounds of superior Black Sand
With an extensive assortment of Ivory Folders
Letter Stamps, Wafer, Pounce; and Sand Boxes
Paper Weights, Rulers
Blotting, Tracing, and Drawing Paper
And every other article in the Stationery line, all of which
will be sold on better terms than articles of similar quality can
be obtained elsewhere. Orders promptly executed at Station-
ers' Hall.W. FISCHER.
DODGERS' FINE CUTLERY.-W. FISCHER
ihas just received, direct from the manufacturer, a part of
his order of Rodgers' fine cutlery, consisting of office and pocket
knives, desk knives, razors and scissors. Purchasers for the
public offices are respectfully invited to examine them at Sta-
tioners' Hall, where will be received in a few days Stephen's
Writing Fluid, which has been proved in England and America
the very best article extant.
W ETMORE'S GAZETTEER OF MISSOURI,
in one volume, octavo, with a large Map, from the Sur-.
vey o General's' Office.
Visit to, and Description of Texas, by a Traveller.
The- Northern Traveller.
The Northern Tourist.
Peck's Emigrants' Guide to the West.
Tanner's Emigrants' Guide to the Valley of the Mississippi.
Timothy Flint's Geography of the Mississippi Valley.
Colton's large Sectional Map of the State of Illinois.
Featherstonhaugh's Geology of the country between the Mis-
souri and Red rivers.
Mitchell's Map of the United States, (the largest ever. pub-
lished,) with an accompanying large octave volume, are lately
published, and for sale, together with many other similar works,
by F. TAYLOR,
At the Waverly Circulating Lib'rary, immediately east of
Gadsby's Hotel. may 10
WRITING PAPERS.--F. TAYLOR has just open-
Sed a large supply of Foolscap and Letter Papers, very
superior in quality to what has heretofore been sold in Wash-
Also, Envelope Papers, Rodgers' Desk Knives, Erasers,
English, Irish, and Vienna Sealing Wax, and 40 gross of me-
tallic Pens, embracing all the best kinds.
A full supply of every article of Stationery used in public of-
fices or counting houses will be found at the advertiser's. The
greatest care has been used in its selection, and it will compare
very advantageously both as to extent, quality, and lowness of
price, with any other assortment in Washington or elsewhere.
A comparison is solicited on this point. may 24
ANKING SYSTEM.-A Short History of Paper
Money and Banking in the United States, to which is
prefixed an inquiry into the principles of the system; the
whole intended as a plain exposition of the way in which paper-
money and money corporations affect the interests of different
portions of the community, by W. M. Gouge. Price 25 cents.
For sale by GARRET ANDERSON,
may 24-3t Penn. Av. between 11th and 12th streets.
AW OF PATENTS, by Willard Phillips, including
the remedies and legal proceedings in relation to patent
rights, in one volume, is just published, and this day received
for sale by P. TAYLOR.
ETERS' VEGETABLE PILLS, having stood
a the test of experience, are recommended to the Public as
a cheap and superior family medicine. When taken according
to the directions accompanying them, they are highly beneficial
in the prevention and cure of bilious fevers, fever and ague, dys-
pepsia, liver complaints, sich headache, jaundice, asthma, drop-
sy, rheumatism, enlargement of the spleen, piles, cholic, female
obstructions, heartburn, nausea, furred tongue, distension of the
stomach and bowels, incipient diarrhea, flatulence, habitual
costiveness, loss of appetite, blotched or sallow complexion, and
in all cases of torpor of the bowels, where a cathartic or an ape-
rient is needed.
They are exceedingly mild in their operation, producing nei-
ther nausea, griping, nor debility.
Prepared by Joseph Priestly Peters, M. D., at his Institu-
tion for the cure of obstinate diseases by means of vegetable
remedies, No. 129, Liberty street, New York.
Each box contains 40 pills. Price 50 cents.
For sale by S. J. TODD, C. STOTT, T. WATKINS, WM.
GUNTON, JOHN F. CALLAN, and F. H WARD, Wash-
ington; and by WM. STABLER, C. FARQUHAR, and WM.
HARPER, Alexandria; and in Georgetown, by O. M. LIN-
THICUM. ap 8--eoly
F OR SALE OR RENT.- On the upperpart of Green-
Sleafs Point, the two westernmost three story Brick Houses,
in which Commodore RODGERS recently resided, together with
the garden, ice house, bath, smoke house, stables, carriage
house, &c. &c. mar 7-tf
AN IMPROVED CIRCUMFERENTER, with
the attachments, in a complete and perfect state, is for
sale by F. TAYLOR at a very low price. Also, a valuable Solar
Microscope, in perfect order, offered at one halfof its costprice.
ETHODIST SERMONS.-A Selection ofSermons
from Methodist Ministers, is just received, and for sale
by F. TAYLOR, price one dollar, in one octavo volume of 370
large pages, neatly bound, and containing several engravings of
eminent Methodist Divines.
Also, Works of Rev. John Wesley, Methodist Catechisms.
IONTVUE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
Warren county, Vlrginia-Post Ofice, Middle
town, Frederick county, Virginia.--This is a select school,
limited in the number of pupils, and taught by the subscriber
as Principal, with the aid of such assistants as circumstances
The most approved methods and systems are adopted; such
as are calculated to obviate useless drudgery, and to elicit the
exercise of mind. In connexion with thle study of the Greek
and Latin classics, particular attention is paid to those minor
branches of English so frequently neglected.
Besides a separate English Department, and a Preparatory
Classical School, the Institute includes four classes, embracing a
course of liberal education but little inferior to that pursued in
mostof our colleges, and at much less expense. Itis presumed
that a youth, after completing the course of any one of these
classes, will be prepared to commence with a class of the same
name in college. As far as time and circumstances admit, the
following constitutes the course of studies :
Freshmen.-Adamis's Latin Grammar, Mair's Introduction,
Caesar, Cicero andVirgil, Arithmetic, Malte Brun's Geography,
English Grammar, Profane History, Sacred History, Elocution,
Composition, Penmanship, Reading and Orthography.
Sophomores.--Adams's Latin Grammar, Valpy's Greek
Grammar, Horace, Greek New Testament, Algebra, (Bon.)
Malte Brun's Geography, English Grammar, Profane History,
Sacred History, Elocution, Composition, Penmanship, Reading
Juniores.-Adams's Latin Grammar, Valpy's Greek Gram-
mar, Tacitus, Gr. Minora and Majora, Geometry, (Euc.) (Leg.)
Mensuration and Surveying, (Gum.) Con. Sec. and S. Trig.
(Sim.) Profane History, Sacred History and Ethics, Elocution,
Composition, Criticism, Debating.
Seniores.-Adams's Latin Grammar, Valpy's Greek Gram-
mar, Cicero de Oratore, Gr. Major, Natural Plilosophy and
Chemistry, Moral Philosophy, (With.) Logic (Hed.) Rhetoric,
(Blair,) Profane History, Sacred History and Ethics, Elocution,
(original,) Composition, Criticism, Debating.
In the Preparatory Classical School, such studies are pursued
as will qualify for admission to the Freshman Class. In the
English Department, parents and guardians will select the
A good miscellaneous library is accessible to the students at
all times, in which are statedly deposited a number of the most
approved periodicals, devoted to education, literature, and sci-
A Lyceum is in successful operation, affording opportunities
and facilities for mental exercise.
Such regulations respecting health and habits of personal
cleanliness are adopted and practised, as every parent mustap-
prove. The lodging rooms are large, and constructed with spe-
cial reference to ventilation and comfort. And every practice
on the pat of the student calculated to injure health is carefully
A system of manual labor is adopted, (altogether voluntary
with the student,) uniting healthful exercise with pecuniary re-
The morals of the pupils are most sedulously guarded. Their
limited number and select character, as well as the retired lo-
cation of the buildings, are calculated to favor this object. All
amusements and recreations are limited to such distances as to
avoid all contact with improper associates. The Sabbath is de-
voted to attendance on public worship, or to such moral emplov-
ments as must meet the cordial approbation of all religious de-
The pupils are daily associated with the family circle, and
their government is purely parental. The rules and regulations
for theirdeportment and attention to study are enforced by them-
selves, and yet are such as to challenge the severest scrutiny
of the most rigid disciplinarian. A strict regard to truth and
personal integrity are the principles upon which they are taught
to act; and a youth whom repeated efforts cannot induce to re-
gard these principles as most sacred and inviolable, must spee-
dily close his connexion with the institution.
Monthly and annual examinations are stately held, and the
results forwarded to parents in regular monthly reports and an-
nual certificates, with statements respecting progress, deport-
ment, health, accidents, &c. &c. The school is at all times
open for the inspection of friends and the Public generally.
The most flattering testimonials have been received from a
very large majority of those educated in the institute, speaking
in the highest terms of the system of instruction, mode of
government, Fersonal treatment, &c. &c. Many of these in-
dividuals are now actively engaged in professional life, and it is
presumed that they are competent to judge of the merits of the
The next session will commence April 17, 1837. It is not
desirable that the pupil visit home during the session, excepting
under very special circumstances.
Terms for boarding and tuition, $75 per session office months.
The students furnish their own lights, towels, &c. A reduction
is made to pious students oflimited resources, having the gospel
ministry in view. No applicant received for less than session,
or that portion of the session remaining at the time of admission.
And as it is a select school, none will be admitted without satis-
factory credentials of good moral character.
Winchester.-Rev. J. J. Royall, Messrs. T. A. Tidball, A.
S. Tidball, E. W. Robinson, and Daniel Gold.
Jefferson.-Rev. T. W. Simpson.
Berkeley.-Rev. L. F. Wilson.
Prince William.-J. B. Ewell, Esq.
Fredericksburg.-Rev. S. B. Wilson.
Alexandria, D. C.-Wm. Hill, D. D.
Fairfax.-Com. T. Ap C. Jones, U. S. N.
University of Virginia.-Rev. Sep. Tuston, Chaplain.
I NVENTORS' GUIDE, comprising the Rules, Forms,
and Proceedings, for securing Patent Rights, in one volume,
price $1 50, is just published by Willard Phillips, and this day
received, for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, Davies on Patents," "Phillips on the Law of Patents,"
&c. &c. &c. may 12
T HE HORSE, ini all his Varieties and Uses, in
one large, closely printed octavo volume, with very nu-
merous engravings, published by the celebrated British Society
" for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge," with complete direc-
tions for his breeding, rearing, and general management, and
for the cure of all diseases to which he is liable ; containing,
also, a Treatise on Draught, with an Index to the whole ; price
$1 50, is for sale by F. TAYLOR.
The Horse, in his Past and Present State, one quarto volume,
filled with large engravings, being a comparative view ofthe form
and character of the racer, saddle-horse, &c. during thie past and
*** A large and valuable collection (too various to enumerate)
of works on the above subjects, and on various branches of the
same, may be found at the Waverly Circulating Library, im-
mediately east of Gadsby's Hotel; also, books on Horseman-
ship, on Farriery, on Natural History,on Agriculture, &c. &c. in
great numbers; all at the lowest prices.
An additional supply of Chaptal's Agricultural Chemistry is
just received. may 3
GRESLEY'S EQUITY EVIDENCE.--Just
published and for sale by F. TAYLOR, Gresley's Trea-
tise on the Law of Evidence in Courts of Equity, 1 vol.
Wendell's Digest of Wendell's Reports.
New editions of Starkie, of Kent, ofSugden on Vendors, Phi-
lips on Patents, Philips's Inventors' Guide.
New editions of Russell on Crimes, and of Roscoe's Criminal
Bailey's Summary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Cash
Bills, and Promissory Notes, in one volume, just reprinted from
the 5th London edition.
Hoffman's Course of Legal Study, and many other recently
published law books, together with a complete collection of the
most esteemed works on law, are for sale at the lowest New
York and Philadelphia prices by F. TAYLOR. may 24
A MERICAN GARDENER.-A supply of this well-
known work is just. received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, Randolph's Culinary Gardener, adapted to the climate
of Virginia and Maryland. Price 37 cents. Chaptal's Agri-
cultural Chemistry. Sir Humphrey Davy on the same subject.
Treatise on Cattle by the British Society for the Diffusion of
Useful Knowledge. On the Horse, by the same Society. Kein-
rick's American Orchardist. The Complete'Farmer. Fes-
senden's Gardener. Flower Garden Directory, by Hibbert&
Buist. Practical Directions for the Culture of Flowers. To-
gether with a large and very complete collection, too extensive
to enumerate, of the most valuable works on every branch of
Agriculture-the farm, the green-house, the flower garden, the
kitchen garden, the orchard, on cattle, on poultry, and other
domestic animals. On the Grape and making of wine. On the
Sug-r Cane. On Bees. On the Beet Root and making of
Sugar. On Fish and Fish Ponds. On the Silkworm, the
Mulberry, and the making of Silk. On Cotton. On useful
and ornamental Plarming. On American Forest Trees, &c. &c.
Also, a large and complete class of works on Botany, em-
bracing a great variety, the whole of which are for sale on the
lowest terms, at the Waverly Circulating Library, immediately
east of Gadsby's Hotel ap 10
.IRGINIA SPRINGS.-Just received at Stationers'
S Hall, a new edition of Letters descriptive of the Virginia
Springs, the roads leading thereto, and the doings threatt"
with a map-by Peregrine Prolix. Second edition, with nume-
rous additions, price only 1.
may 5 W. FISCHER.
OWLETT'S INTEREST TABLES.-Just pun-
lished and for sale at Stationers' Hall, Rowlett's Inte-
rest Tables," 5th edition, containing (in addition toformer num-
bers) a practical banking time table, without an error, showing
ni.ii,.k1v_ ..h ...u ncn a a d i nn r Qi,htr...:.t;n tka ni-1- rrin
W k INIE STORE, corner of Seventh street and Penn-
sylvania Avenue.-J. B. MORGAN & CO. have taken
the wine store lately vacated by Thomas H. Jacobs, where
they have the finest stock of Old Wines to be iound in the
United States, both as to variety and quality; consisting, in
part, of as follows :
500 dozen superior old Madeira, in bottles, of sixty differ-
er.t importations, and from five to twenty-eight years
50 dozen Madeira not so old, but equal in quality
100 do Pale and Brown Sherries, of the famous brands
"Lobo," "Carera," "Oldham," "Romano," &c.
30 demijohns Madeiras and Sherries, put up in 1820
100 dozen old Whiskey, from 5 to 16 years in bottles
10 do pure grape-juice Port
5 do Innishowen Irish Malt
10 do Well's Brandy, very superior
10 do Otard's Pale Brandy, do
8 do Champagne, 12 years old
15 do Jamaica Spirits, very superior
5 do Peach Brandy, very old
4 de Well's Brandy and Spirits, bottled in 1808
50 hampers Champagne, of the most approved brands
LONDON PORTER.-Brown Stout and Scotch Ale, in quarts
RHENISH WINES, in bottles, on hand.
Johannisberger, Rudesheimer, Marcobruner, Hockheimer,
Mozelle and Hock, Kirtcher Water, &c.
Expected daily from John G. & E. Boker-Heinberger, three
kinds of Hockhimner, vintages 1825, 1827, 1831; with a fresh
supply of the first-named Rhine Wines.
FRENCH WINES AND CORDIALS.
Clarets in boxes. Pal Chateau Margeaux, Chateau HautBrion,
Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafitte; St. Julien, Pitchong, Laung-
ville-all very superior'; with a variety of low-priced Clarets.
White Hermitage, Haut Sauterne, low-priced do.
CORDIALs-Marischino, Curacoa Liqueurs, Martinique, &c.
Expected by the next arrival, Stomach Bitters, Liqueur Aro-
matique, Cinnamon, &c.
MADEIRA.-"Otranto," Howard March & Cos. L. P. Bur-
gundy," "m Blandy," Tinta," '" Sercial," Grape juice," and
a variety of others.
SHERRIES.-"Oldham" (pale and brown,) Carera" (gold
and brown,) "Lobo" (pale and brown,) with a number of other
Pure grape juice Port, a very delicate wine ; and particularly
recommended for the sick.
BRANDIES.-1 hlid. Otard's Pale Brandy, (very fine,) 2 half
pipes very superior Champagne, 4 half pipes Otard, Dupuy,
& Co Cogniac Brandy, 12 qr. casks of various other brands.
HOLLAND GIN.-1 hhd. Weesp Anchor Gin, (very superior,)
2 hlf. pipes Skeidam and Cologne, 1 pipe Swan brand.
IRIsH WIHISKEY.-2 hhds. Innishowen Irish malt.
SPIRITS.--1 hd. Jamaica, 1 hhd. New Granada, 1 hhd. brand-
ed lonia, very fine.
WHISKEY.-6 bbls. Old Tuscaloosa, (very superior,) 6 bbls.
Old Monongahela, 8 bbls. Funk's Whiskey, very old.
PEACH BRANDY.-2 barrels very rich flavor, 2 bbls. inferior
40 pipes, half pipes, and quarter casks of Cette Wines, very
fine, and of a variety of kinds.
TEAS of an extra superior quality; with all the fine Sauces, &c.
found in the Northern Wine Stores.
Part of the above goods were purchased from, and the choice
of, T. H. Jacobs, Esq. of Philadelphia; and the stock of Captain
Wm. Cox, Washington.
All orders from a distance punctually attended to, and the
goods carefully packed, without charge for package or porterage.
All orders for the District punctually attended to, and strict
attention paid to the quality of goods ordered. All goods sent
free of charge. J. B. MORGAN, & Co.
oct 29-lawtf. At the old stand of Gowen & Jacobs.
THE DECAMERON OF BOCCACIO-A hand-
some English edition, (translated,) including the suppres-
sed novels, is this day received, for sale by F. TAYLOR, in 2
vols. neatly bound, price $1 50. may 26
VARIOUS WORKS ON FLOWERS.-For sale
by F. TAYLOR-
The Language of Flowers, price 37 cents.
The Moral of Flowers, with numerous splendidly colored
Main's Popular Botany,.(English,) colored plates.
Flores Poetici and Florists' Manual, for Cultivators of Flow-
ers, treating on Vegetable Physiology and Systematic Botany,
with nearly one hundred colored engravings of Poetic Flowers,
with numerous emblematical and poetical illustrations, in one
octave volume, price $3 25.
Colored Drawings, illustrative of Rev. James Hervey's Re-
flections on a Flower Garden, 1 vol. English.
The Romance of Nature, with large splendidly colored En-
gravings of Flowers;
The American Flower Garden Directory, by Hibbert & Buist,
containing practical directions for the culture, management, &c.
Doyle's Flower Garden, or, Monthly Calendar of Practical
Directions for the Culture of Flowers, with colored Flowers,
price 75 cents.
Flora and Thalia, containing colored plates, with appropriate
Poetical Illustrations, (English.)
Book of Flowers," "Calendar of Flowers," "Gems of
Flowers and Poetry," all containing illustrative Poetry and En-
gravings, and handsomely bound and gilt.
Various Books of Instruction on Drawing and Painting Flow-
Albums containing colored Flowers.
Flora's Interpreter, by Mrs. Hale.
Mrs. Wirt's Flora's Dictionary.
Garland of Flora.
1Vithering's B >tany, in 4 octavo volumes, English.
Smith's Flora Britannica, in 3 octave volumes, English.
Botany for Beginners, by Mrs. Phelps.
Doctor Comstock's Young Botanist.
Brereton's Botany of the District of Columbia.
Elliot's Botany of Carolina and Georgia, in 2 octave vols.
Bigelow's American Medical Botany.
Browne's American Forest Trees.
Humboldt and Bonpland's Plants of Mexico, South America,
and the West Indies, in one large folio volume, filled with en-
Together with a large and valuable collection of other works
(not mentioned above) in the same class of literature and science,
all for sale, at the lowest prices, at the Waverly Circulating Li-
brary, immediately east of Gadsby's Hotel. june 8
r'iHIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
C t, has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
County, in the District of Columbia, letters of administration
on the personal estate of William F. Masters, late of Wash-
ington county, District of Columbia, dec'd. All persons having
claims against the deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the
same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber on or before
the 29th day of May next; they may otherwise by law be ex-
cluded from all benefit of said, estate.
Given under my hand this 29th day of May, 1837.
may 30-w3w Administrator.
ORK BOXES, &c.-GARRET ANDERSON has
just received a good assortment ofLondon made Ladies'
Dressing Cases, Work Boxes, and Portable Writing Desks,
which he selected a few days since at the North from a large
and recent importation.
ap 12--3t Penn. Avenue, between llth and 12th sts.
UCIFER MATCHES, at New York wholesale
prices.-F. TAYLOR has just received a consignment
of Lucifer Matches, which are guarantied by him to be the very
best quality, and which he has directions to sell, by the gross or
half gross, to dealers, at as low a price as they have ever before
purchased them for at the North or elsewhere.
N EW BOOKS.-Just published and received for sale,
Third part of Pick wick papers, by Boz.
Jack Brag, by Theodore Hook, author of Gilbert Gurney,
Life of Sir Walter Scott, by Lockhart.
By G. ANDERS)N,
Penn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
EW BOOKS.-Just published and received, The Let-
ters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, edited
by Lord Wharncliffe.
Mrs. Armytage, or Female Domination: by the authoress of
Mothers and Daughters. For sale by
ap 3-3t Penn. avenue, between 1lth and 12th sts.
R. SEWALL AGAINST PHRENOLOG-Y.
An examination of Phrenology, showing the absurdities
'of the science ; in two lectures, with plates. By Thomas Sew-
all, M. D. Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, Columnbian Col-
lege, D. C. For sale at GARRET ANDERSON'S
Book, Stationery, and Fancy Store,
may 5-3t Penn. avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
PLENDID BOOKS.-The Romance of Nature, or
the Flower Season, illustrated by twenty-seven beautiful
Cabinet of Printing, comprising twelve engravings, printed
in oil colors in imitation of oil paintings, by G. Bagster, patentee,
just imported and for sale by
ap 10-3t Penn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
GERMAN COLOGNE WATEA.-Just received,
at FISCHER'S Fancy Store, a large quantity of genuine
Farena Cologne Water, which will be sold by the box, or sin-
gle bottle. Also, every description of the best PERFUMERY
on the most reasonable terms.
4 -1-IQrx. N
A CARD..-lMiss O'BRIIEN returns her graitful acknow-
ledgments to the citizens of Washington in general for
the liberal patronage they have extended towards her in her
profession, for the ast three years, and hopes, by her unremit-
ted attention to the discharge of her duties, to secure a continu-
ance of their favors. She has quite a spacious room for the ac-
commodation of her pupils, nearly opposite the Masonic Hall,
and having engaged an assistant who will take charge of the
males, and herself of the females, the children committed to
her care shall be treated with maternal tenderness. All the
branches of an English education are taught in this seminary
Terms moderate, and made known on application at the school
room. mar 30-
ARD CASES.-Just opening, at Stationers' Hall, the
largest and most extensive assortment of English Pearl,
Ivory, Shell, and Leather Card Cases that has ever been kept
for sale in the District, and at prices the most reasonable.
jan 9 [Tel] W. FISCHER.
ELCIIER'S NAUTICAL SURVEYING
Tredgold on Railroads
Nicholson's Engineering and Architectural Encyclopedia, in
2 volumes quarto.
Nautical Almanac for 1838.
Rubson's Marine Surveying.
Tredgold on the strength of Cast Iron.
Hassler's Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables.
Stuart's Dictionary of Architecture, 3 volumes.
Fairbarn's Political Economy of Railroads.
Van de Graaffon the Location of Railroad Curves.
Smeaton's Builder's Manual.
Transactions of the British Institutions of Civil Engineers.
Shaw's Civil Architecture.
Mahan's Fortification and Military Engineering.
Nicholson on Masonry and Stone Cutting.
Shaw's Operative Masonry.
Britton's Graphic Illustrations of British Architecture, quarto.
Lafever's Beauties of Modern Architecture.
Together with many other valuable works, of the same class
of science, too numerous for an advertisement, are this day re-
ceived, (most of them imported from England,) and for sale at
the lowest prices by F. TAYLOR,
At the Waverly Circulating 'Library, immediately east of
may 5 Gadsby's Hotel.
ALLAM'S MIDDLE AGES, being a view of
the state of Europe during the middle ages, by Henry
Hallam. In 1 volume.
Pindar, translated by the Rev. C. A. Wheelwright, together
with Anacreon, translated by Thomas Bourne. In one volume,
price 621 cents. Just received, and for sale by
ap 26-3t Penn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th sts.
UCKLAND'S GEOLOGY.-Just received from
the publisher, Geology and Mineralogy, considered with
reference to Natural Theology, by the Rev. William Buckland,
D. D. For sale by GARRET ANDERSON,
mar 15- 3t Penn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th sts.
OCTOR SEWALL'S LECTURES AGAINSTr
PHR ENOLOGY, showing the absurdities of
the science, delivered to the students of the Columbian Col-
lege, and published by request, is this day received by F.
TAYLOR in 1 volume octavo, with many engravings, price 75
cents. may 8
EOLOGY AND MINERALOGY BY BUCK-
LAND, being the last of the Bridgewater Treatises,
just published, and this day received for sale by
mar 15 Immediately east of Gadsbv's Hotel.
R. DUNGLISON'S AMERICAN MEDICAL
LIBRARY, a concentrated Record of Medical Science
and Literature, is published in large sized numbers, one of
which is issued every two weeks, for $10 per annum.
Physicians, students, druggists, &c. &c. are invited to call
and examine into the plan and detail of the work, at the book-
store of the subscriber, who will have the work regularly for-
warded, strongly enveloped, at a trifling postage, to any part of
the United States. F. TAYLOR.
EW MUSIC.-Justreceived and for sale at Stationers
Hall the following new Songs, &c.
The London Musical Cyclopedia, being a collection of about
400 of the most approved English, Scottish, and Irish Songs,
with appropriate Music, adapted to the Voice, Piano Forte, &c.
by J. Wilson, Esq., to which is prefixed an elaborate Essay on
the first principles of Music, by W. Grier, A. M.
A Tribute to the departed genius of the late Madame Mali-
bran de Beriot,
By strangers honor'd, and by strangers mourn'd.
He went where they had left her, a favorite ballad
These are the words, written by Miss Landon
In the grove will you meet me to-night
A tear shall tell him all
He mounts his steed
Lassie, would ye love me
Mary of Castle Cary, as sung by Mr. Dempster
You never, never, art forgot
Oh had my love ne'er smiled on me
I'll think bf thee, love
The Beloved, a favorite ballad
And must we part, a duet
Larboard Watch, a duet, intended as a sequel to All's
The Yager Quick Step
The Pearl, an easy Rondo, by Hunten
The Eglantine, Introduction and Rondo by do.
The Texian Lament on the death of Col. Fanning and
OTINSEND'S NEW TESTAMENT, edited by
Dr. Coit, is iust published, and this day received. For
sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, Bloomfield's Greek Testament, with English notes.
The Village Testament, by Rev. W, Patton.
The Polymichrian Testament.
The Catholic Testament.
The Polyglott Testament.
Nourse's Paragraph Bible.
Gilbert Wakefield's Translation of the Testament.
Vetus Testamentumr the Septuagint,) in 2 volumes, E lish.
Greek Testament, French do. Latin dto.
And many others, at the Waverly Circulating Library, im-
mediately east of Gadsby's Hotel. may 12
N EW STATIONERY AND FANCY GOODS.
W. FISCHER has just returned from New York, where
he has been purchasing very extensive supplies of superior Sta-
tionery, Fancy Goods, and Music, embracing articles of every
description in his line, and which he will be receiving in this
and the ensuing week.
To a due appreciation of his stock, and of the qualities of the
articles, an inspection will be necessary, and which he respect-
fully invites, at Stationers' Hall, where a strict uniformity of
dealing is observed.
EAUTIIFUL BOOKS.-Now opening at Stationers'
" Hall the following beautiful Books, suitable for Christmas
and new year's presents:
The Souvenir Keepsake for 1837
The Religious Souvenir do
The Pearl do
The Violet do
The Christmas Box do
The Gift do
The Forget Me Not do
Friendship's Offering do
With a variety of Toy Books for children, and Almanacs for
1837, at 61 cents. W. FISCHER.
dec 23 [Tel]
N EW MAP OF MICHIGAN.-Colton's new en-
larged edition of Farmer's large Map of Michigan, exhi-
biting the sections, is just published, (February, 1837,) and this
day received forsaleby F. TAYLOR, andwillbe foundto contain
all the recentsettle ments and improvements, and is alsoon a much
larger scale than Farmer's Route Book and Traveller's Guide
between New York and Washington, accompanied by a map;
An additional supply of the large sectional Map of Illinois is
now on the way from New York, on rollers, for office use, as
well as in a portable form for the pocket. feb 13
MANNING'S VOYAGES TO THE SOUTH
SEA, containing, also, information relating to important
late discoveries between 1792 and the present time. 1 volume
octavo, with engravings.
A few copies of the above publication (particularly interest-
ing at the present time) are this day received, and for sale by
feb 8 F. TAYLOR.
l USKISSON'S SPEECHES, in 1 volume, oc-
tavo, containing also the Select Speeches of the Right
Honorable WILLIAM WYNDHAM, together with their Biogra-
phies, &c. &c. just published, and this d(1 received for sale by
F TAYLOR. feb 15
MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS.-W. FIS-
CHER has just opened a choice selection of the best
German Silver and Brass Mathematical Instruments, in cases,
containing from seven to twenty pieces each, some of which
are very scarce, and rarely to be obtained.
Also, Gunter's Scales, Parallel Rulers, Divides, Drawing
Pens, Sectors, Protractors, Spirit Levels, Compasses, Measur-
ing Tape, &c. rbr sale at Stationers' Hall.
ap 14 (Ref.)
RENCH BOOKS.-Le Theatre de la Foire, ou l'Ope-
F...9 r n--. A v C.,:- 1 -9 .mi., i.th ninto..., A..,z..tgr
C ASH POR NEGROES.-1. will give the highest
cash price for likely NEGROES from 10 to 25 years of
ago. Myself or agent can at all times be found at the estab-
lishment formerly owned by Armfield, Franklin & Co. at the
west end of Duke street, Alexandria.
mar 14-tf GEORGE KEPHART.
HISTORY OF THE INDIANS of the Ameri-
can Continent, in one octavo volume, published by
the American Antiquarian Society, is this day received for sale
by F. TAYLOR.
N EW BOOKS.-Just published, and this day received,
for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation among the
subscribers to the Waverly Circulating Library-
Life in London; or, Day and Night Rambles and Sprees
through the Metropolis, 2 vols.
The Honey Moon, and other Tales, by James Bulwer, D'Is-
raeli, and others, 2 vols.
The Humorist, in 1 vol. by Hook.
AIL ROAD MANUAL, or a brief exposition of the
principles and deductions applicable in tracing the route
of a railroad; by Col. S. H. Long.
The Student's Instructor in Drawing and Working the five
orders of Architecture; by P. Nicholson, architect.
Railroad Curvatures, being an investigation of all the princi-
pal formulas which are required for field operations, in laying
curves and tangent lines to pass through given points; by J. S.
Van de Graaf. For sale by G. ANDERSON,
Pennsylvania avenue, between llth and 12th streets.
lItINERALOGY AND GEOLOGY.-Buckland's
Geology and Mineralogy, with numerous fine plates.
Comstock's Mineralogy, being an introduction po the science.
Comstock's Geology, a treatise on the most interesting parts
of the science. For sale at
Book, Stationery, and Fancy Store, Penn. Avenue, between
11th and 12th sts. may 10-3t
IX EXPERIMENTS OF LIVING.-"Livin
Without the Means," Living on Other People's Means,
and the "Sequel to the Experiments of Living, or Elinor Ful-
ton," are this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, The Young Lady's Friend, by a lady of Boston.
Also, a small work designed to aid children in the art of let-
ter-writing, by a lady of Boston.
Sigourney's Letters, price 75 cents.
Nevin's Sermons, price $1 25.
Watts on the Theory and Practice of Joint Stock Banking.
Scenes in Spain, by Slidell, 1 volume.
Nautical Almanac for 1838.
Fairbarn's "Political Economy of Railroads."
Ir HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
County, in the District of Columbia, Letters of Administration
on the personal estate of Frederick Boyer, late of Washington
county, deceased. All persons having claims against the de-
ceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouch-
ers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 26th day of
May next; they may otherwise, by law, be excluded from all
benefit of said estate. Given under my hand, this 26th day of
May, 1837. CAROLINE BOYER,
may 27-w3w Administratrix.
In Chancery, in Montgomery County Court, sitting
as a Court of Equity.-March Term, 1837.
William West, Maria Campbell, Martha Campbell, Levin
Campbell, Allen Campbell, Dennis Jones, Ryland Jones,
George Jenkins and Julia his wife, Alfred Sparrow, George
Sparrow, Allen. Sparrow, Washington Meanly and Maria his
wife, Mary Sparrow, and William Sparrow.
T H E bill states that Alexander Campbell departed this life,
being indebted to sundry persons, among whom is Elea-
nor West, the complainant in this bill; that letters of adminis-
tration upon the personal estate of the said Alexander Campbell
were granted to William West; that the personal estate of the
said Alexander Campbell was insufficient to pay his debts and
funeral expenses; that he left considerable real estate, lying
and being in Montgomery county, which is subjectto the payment
of his debts, &c.; that Alex. Campbell left the following heirs-at-
law, residing in Montgomery county: Maria Campbell. Martha
Campbell, Levin Campbell,residingout of theState of Maryland,
Alfred Sparrow, George Sparrow, Allen Sparrow, Washington
Meanly and Maria his wife, Allen Campbell, Dennis Jones, Ry-
land Jones, George Jenkins and Julia his wife, Mary Sparrow,
and William Sparrow. The bill makes the administrator and
heirs-at-law aforesaid defendants. The object of the bill is to
obtain a decree for the sale of the real estate of the said Alex-
ander Campbell, to pay his debts and for further relief.
Upon due consideration of the allegations in the bill, it is or-
dered this 5th day of May, 1837, that the above mentioned de-
fendants who do not reside in the State of Maryland appear in
this court in person, or by a solicitor, on or before the second
Monday of November next, to'show cause why a decree shall
not pass as prayed by the said bill, and that the complainant in
this cause give notice of the said bill, and the object thereof, by
causing a copy of this order, and the warning therein contained
to the non-resident defendants, to be published once a week for
four successive weeks before the 6th day of September next, in
some newspaper printed in Washington City, in the District of
Columbia, on or before the said second Monday in November
next. CHAS. J. KILGOUR.
Copy. Test: ,
B. SELBY, Clerk.
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, Washing-
ton County-In Equity, March Term, 1837.
William Fowle and William H. Fowle,
James Y. Jones and John Boyle, administrators, with the will
annexed, of Robert Leckie, and James Y.Jones, and Hellen,
his wife, and William Hendrick, and Mary Ann, his wife,
devisees of Robert Leckie.
T HE Bill of Complaint in this case states that Robert Lec-
kie died seized in fee of a large real estate, lying in
Washington city, in the District of Columbia, and possessed of
a large personal estate; that he made his last will and testa-
ment, of which a copy is exhibited, appointed certain executors,
and devised his estate, real and personal, to the said Hellen
Jones and Mary Ann Hendrick; that the said executors re-
nouncdtl, and letters of administration, with the will of said
Leckie annexed, were grated to said James Y. Jones and Johh
Boyle; that said administrators possessed themselves of the
personal estate of said Leckie, and sometimes aver the same to
be insufficient to pay said Leckie's debts, and at other times hat
the said estate is sufficient, but is outstanding, and cannot be got
in, and that they cannot account for the same. The bill alleges
that said Leckie was, at the time of his death, indebted to the
complainants, on two endorsed promissory notes, in the sum of
two thousand two hundred dollars, with interestfriom the 4th day
of September, in the year 1834, on which the complainants in-
stituted suits and obtained judgments against the said adminis-
trators, who neglect and refuse to pay the same on the pre-
tences aforesaid. The object of the bill is to have the said ad-
ministrators' account of the said personal estate ; and if it should
appear that the same is insufficient for the payment of the debts
of the said Leckie, that his said real estate, or so much thereof
as may be necessary, be sold for the payment of the debt due
the complainants, of the debts due the other creditors of said
Leckie, who may come in and contribute to the expenses of this
suit; and forasmuch as it appears to the Court that the said
James Y. Jones, and Hellen, his wife, and William Hendrick,
and Mary Ann, his wife, devisees of said Leckie, and the said
James Y. Jones, one of his said administrators, are not citizens
of the District of Columbia, and do not reside therein, it is by the
Court, this 17th day of May, in the year 1837, ordered that the
said complainants give notice to the said absent defendants to be
and appear in this Court, on or by the first day of November
next, in person or by solicitor, and answer the matters and
things set forth in the said bill of complaint; and that, if they
shall fail so to appear and answer, the several matters and
things in the said bill set forth and contained shall be taken for
confessed as against said absent defendants, and such decree
made in the premises as to the Coutt shall seem right and equi-
table : Provided, however, that such notice be published in tlhe
National Intelligencer twice a week for six weeks successive-
ly, the first insertion to appear at least four months before the
said first day of November next, and, also, that such published
notice contain the substance and object of the said bill.
MARBURY, for the Complainants.
Test: I WM. BRENT,
may 20-2aw6w Clerk.
In Prince George's County Court, as a Court of
Equity-April Term, 1837.
The Devisees of Dennis M. Lyles vs. The Devisees of Dennis'
T HE object of the Bill filed in this case is to obtain a decree
for the conveyance of certain land therein mentioned.
The Bill states that Dennis Magruder, late of Prince George's
county, deceased, sold his farm called Homony Hall, and all the
land owned and held by him lying on Broad creek and on Han-
son Run, and thereto adjoining, to a certain Eliza Clagett, for
the sum of $6,750 ; that said Clagett being unable to pay for
said property, she sold the same to a certain Dennis M. Lyles,
now deceased, for said sum of money, with the consent of the
said Dennis Magruder, to whom the whole of the purchase mo-
ney has been paid, and who has departed this life without hav-
ing conveyed the legal title therein to the said Dennis M. Lyles
in his lifetime, or to his devisees since his death; that the said
Magruder hath devised the said land to Mary Ann Magruder,
his wife, and Richard A. C. Magruder, Dennis Magruder, Enoch
Magruder, and Mary Ann Magruder; that Dennis Magruder,
nne of anial dvisesa. resides not of tihe State of Mavlanra in