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Title: Daily national intelligencer
Alternate title: National intelligencer
Sunday national intelligencer
Physical Description: v. : ; 50-60 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Gales & Seaton
Place of Publication: Washington City D.C.
Creation Date: May 29, 1839
Publication Date: 1813-
Frequency: daily (except sunday)[feb. 6, 1865-]
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1, 1813)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 1869.
Numbering Peculiarities: Suspended Aug. 24-30, 1814.
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Related Items: Weekly national intelligencer (Washington, D.C.)
Related Items: National intelligencer (Washington, D.C. : 1810)
Related Items: Universal gazette (Philadelphia, Pa. : Nov. 1797)
Succeeded by: Washington express
Succeeded by: Daily national intelligencer and Washington express

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VOL. XXVII.


WASHINGTON: WEDNESDAY, MAY


29,


1839.


PUBLISHED BY
GALES & -SEATON.
PRICE,
For a year, tRn dollars-for six months, six dollars,
PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
Those subscribing for a year, who do not, either at the time of
ordering the 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.

RUSTEE'S SALE.-By virtue of a decree of the
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the county
of Washington, sitting as a Court of Chancery, made in the
cause of the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank of Georgetown,
vs. Sophia Meigs and Mary Jackson, the widow and heir at law
of Return J. Meigs, jr. deceased, I will offer for sale, at public
auction, on the first day of June next, at 4 o'clock P. M. in
front of the premises, Lots Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and
16, in Square No. 449, of the city of Washington. The sale to
be on a credit of three, six, nine, and twelve months, with in-
terest from the day of sale, each Furchaser to give his bond,
with approved security. And on full payment of the purchase
money, and the sale being ratified by the Court, I will execute
-to such purchaser, his heirs or assigns, at his or their cost, a
valid conveyance of all the title in the premises that I am em-
powered to sell under the ibove decree.
If the terms of sale be not complied with in three days, I re-
serve the right to resell the premises for cash, after three days'
advertisement of the time, place, and terms of sale, in the Na-
tional Intelligencer, at the risk and cost of the former purchaser.
J. I. STULL, Trustee.
ap 29-eots E. DYER, Auctioneer.
VALUABLE LAND AT PUBLIC SALE.-
On Tuesday, the 4th day of June next, will be sold at
public sale that valuable tract of land lying on the south side of
the Potomac River, opposite Georgetown and Washington, ex-
tending from Arlington, the seat of G. W. P. Custis, Esq. nearly
to the Falls' Bridge, containing about fifteen hundred acres.
Some of this land is of the first quality, and&vell timbered,
and all of it susceptible of easy improvement.
It will be divided into twenty farms of various sizes, several
of which are improved.
Upon this land are a number of beautiful sites for country-
seats, affording a most picturesque and extensive prospect, with
a view of the whole of Washington and Georgetown, the short
distance to which will make this property very desirable for
market-farms.
The sale will take place at the auction rooms of the sub-
scriber, commencing at 11 o'clock A. M.
After which, at 1 o'clock, will be sold, on the premises, a
part of a tract of land called "Lucky Discovery," on the
heights of and adjoining Georgetown, being at the head of
High street, containing forty-two acres. It will be divided into
twelve lots.
Plats of the above property may be seen on application to
Messrs. N. Jewell or Lewis Carbery.
The terms of sale will be, one fifth of the purchase-money in
cash, and the balance in approved endorsed notes at six, twelve,
eighteen, and twenty-four months, bearing interest, with a deed
of trust on the property. THOMAS C. WRIGHT,
may 7-ts % Auctioneer.
UBLIC SALE.-Under authority of a decree of the
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the county
of Washington, pronounced in a cause wherein John Barcroft
and John N. Mans are complainants, and George Weevil, Ma-
ria Cozens, and others, heirs at law of the late William R. Coz-
ens, are defendants, I will expose to sale at public auction, in
front of the premises, on the 7th day of June next, at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, the following property, namely: All that part
of lot No. 19, in square No. 75, in the city of Washington,
fronting on Pennsylvania Avenue, beginning for the same at
the end of three feet measured from the northeast corner of
said lot, and running thence westerly with said Avenue 42 feet
and 9 inches, or thereabouts, to the property of William Worth-
ington ; thence southerly, with the east side of Worthington's
ground, to a 30-foot alley, the depth of said lot; thence east-
erly, with said alley, 42 feet 9 inches, or thereabouts ; and
thence northerly to the said Avenue and the beginning, with
the dwelling-houses and other buildings thereon. Also part of
lot No. 18, in the same square, beginning for the same at the
northwest angle of said lot, and running thence with the said
Avenue northeasterly 26 feet; thence southerly to the said 30-
foot alley; thence westerly 26 feet, and thence northerly to the
beginning.
Terms: one-fourth of the purchase-money in cash, and the
residue at six, twelve, and eighteen months, for which the
purchaser's bonds, with security, will be taken, bearing inter-
est from the day of sale. On the payment of the purchase-
money, and final ratification of the sale, the subscriber will
convey to the purchaser, at his cost, all the estate vested in
him as said Trustee. On failure of the purchaser to comply
with the terms of sale within three days from the day of sale,
the property will be resold at his risk anil cost, on a week's
notice in the National Intelligencer. The creditors of the late
Wm. R. Cozens are hereby notified to file their claims in the
Clerk's office on or before the first day of next term.
W. REDIN,
may 6- Trustee.
R .RUSTEE'S SALE.-By virtue of a decree of the
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the county
of Washington, sitting as a Court of Chancery, made in the
cause of Thomas Page against Thomas C. Wright and Robert
Barnard, I will offer for sale, subject to dower, at public auc-
tion, on the 8th day of June next at 4 o'clock P. M. in front of
the premises, to satisfy a debt due from said Wright to said
Page, all that part of lot numbered eleven, in Georgetown,
which begins at the northwest corner of the three story brick
house in which Thomas C. Wright now lives, the said corner
standing at the end of seventy-four feet on a line drawn south-
wardly by and with High street, from the original beginning of
lot numbered eleven, and from thence running eastwardly pa-
rallel with Bridge street, two hundred and two feet one inch
and a half, to lot numbered nine, in said town; then by and with
the said lot No. 9, southwardly, parallel with High street, twen-
ty-nine feet and a half; thence, westwardly, parallel with
Bridge street, two hundred and two feet one and a half inches,
to High street; thence, with High street, in a straight line, to
the beginning, it being a full and equal half part of the por-
tion of ground heretofore conveyed to John Davidson by W. H.
Dorsey, by deed bearing date on the 5th day of March, 1795.
Terms of sale. One-third of the purchase-money to be paid
in cash, and the balance in two equal payments at six and twelve
months, with interest from the day of sale, to be secured by
notes, satisfactorily endorsed; and on full payment of the pur-
chase money, and the sale being ratified by the Court, I will


execute tthe purchaser, his heirs or assigns, at his or their
cost, a valid conveyance of all title in the premises, that I am
empowered to sell under the above decree.
If the terms of sale be not complied with in three days, I re-
serve the right to re-sell the premises for cash, after three days'
advertisement of the time, place, and terms of sale, in the Na-
tional Intelligencer, at the risk and cost of former purchaser.
may 3-eots J. I. STULL, Trustee.
ENTAL SURGERY.-The Dental Art, a practical
treatise on Dental Surgery, by Chapin A. Harris, Surgeon
Dentist, is just received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
F ANS, FANS.-The subscriber has just received a va-
riety of handsome Fans, new patterns, at the old Snuff,
Tobacco, and Fancy Store, between llth and 12th streets,
Pennsylvania Avenue. LEWIS JOHNSON.
HE MONTHLY MISCELLANY OF RELI-
TUGION AND LETTERS, conducted by the Rev.
C. Palfrey, is published at Boston in monthly numbers for $3
per annum. Subscriptions will be received at F. TAYLOR'S,
where the first number, just issued from the press, may be ex-
amined.
A supply of the Unitarian Hymn Books just received.
may 20
REATISE ON GEMS, by Doctor L. Feuchtwanger,
in reference to their practical and scientific value, 1 vol.
octavo, with engravings, price $1 25; being a useful guide for
the jeweller, amateur, artist, lapidary, mineralogist, and che-
mist; accompanied by a description of the most interesting
American gems, and ornamental and architectural materials.
An additional supply this day received for sale by
may 20 F. TAYLOR.
LARET, CHAMPAGNE, and HOCK Wines.
Just imported by the subscribers, per ships Slaviana and
Florida, via New York, 383 cases, as follows:
100 cases Medoc and St. Julien
9. rd.n St. .Tlion Chat. Bvecheville. 1833


ILLERS AND MERCHANTS, ATTEND.-
i.The Lancaster Lateral Canal Company, having sold to
the State of Ohio their Canal, extending from the Ohio Canal
at the town of Carroll to Lancaster, and having reserved in said
sale the Lands,'Flouring Mill, and Water Power connected
therewith, with a view to the closing of their business, and pre-
paring for the surrender of their charter, they will offer for sale at
public vendue, to'the highest bidder, on the 12th day of June
next, at the town of Carroll, in Fairfield county, Ohio, a supe-
rior Water Power on the Ohio and Erie Canal, a few rods from
its junction with the Hocking Valley Canal, with about five
acres of Land attached thereto. This power is one of the best
on the Ohio Canal, south of Roscoe. It is situated at the foot of
a level 8 miles in length, and commands nearly all the water
which supplies the Canal for 17 miles below. The fall is six-
teen feet, and the power is sufficient to move four run of stones
the whole year. It is situated in the heart of one of the best
grain-growing districts in Ohio.
And on the 13th day of the same month they will sell at pub-
lic vendue their valuable Flouring Mill, on the Hocking Valley
Canal, at the town of Lancaster. This mill has four run of
stones, and is now in successful operation. It is 8 miles south
of the Ohio Canal, and at the foot of a level of 16 miles. The
fall at this mill is twenty-two feet. This is the only good Flour-
ing Mill in the immediate vicinity of the town of Lancaster, and
there is no other site on which one could be erected to move by
water power, the Company having secured by lease the whole
water of the Canal at this point. The advantages of this mill
are therefore very great. There is received annually into this
mill and the several warehouses situated on the Canal, at not
more than 80 rods distance, over 150,000 bushels of wheat.
The terms of sale will be, one-fourth in hand, and the resi-
due in three equal annual instalrents, with interest. Such an
opportunity for investment in mill property has seldom offered
itself for investment in the Western country.,
ap 11-tds
VI RUSTEE'S SALE OF IMPROVED PRO-
-PERTY.-Will be sold at public auction, on Saturday,
the 15th June, at 5 o'clock P. M., on the premises, all that part
of a lot of ground numbered 3, in square B, in Washington city,
beginning for the same at the southwest corner of said lot, and
running north one hundred and twenty-six feet six inches, to
an alley, th nce east twenty-four feet on said alley, thence due
south one hundred and twenty-six feet six inches to Missouri
street, and thence, in a line with said street, twenty four feet
to the place of beginning; and containing three thousand ard
fifty-eight square feet, more or less, with the improvements
thereon. The improvements consist of a two-story brick honse
and out-houses. The above property will be sold by virtue of a
deed of trust from John Dix to Thomas F. Anderson, recorded
in the Land Records of Washington county, in book W B, No.
69, folio 158, to secure a debt therein mentioned.
Terms of sale : Seven hundred and fifty dollars to be paid in
cash; the balance in three equal payments of six, twelve, and
eighteen months' notes, with interest from the day of sale ; and,
upon final payment of said notes, with all interest, &c. the Trus-
tee will convey to the purchaser all the right, title, and interest
vested in him by the said deed of trust, by good and sufficient
deed, at the expense of the purchaser.
THOSE. F. ANDERSON, Trustee.
may 13-eo&ds EDWARD DYER, Auctioneer.
ADY BULWEJR'S NEW NOVEL, AND
Bulwer's new Drama of Richelieu, will be re-
ceived this morning, and for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circu-
lation among the subscribers to the Waverley Circulating Li-
brary. may 15
ADY BULW ER'S NOVE L, Cheverley, or the Man
of Honor, in 2 vols.
Also, Richelieu, or the Conspiracy, a play in five acts, to
which are added Historical Odes on the last days of Elizabeth,
Cromwell's Dream, the Death of Nelson, by the author of the
Lady of Lyons, Pelham, the Disowned, &c. are this day receiv-
ed, and for sale by W. M. MORRISON,
may 15 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
HEAP BOOKS.-F. Taylor's List continued.
The Penny Magazine, 6 years in 6 volumes, strongly and
neatly bound in leather, price $1 37 per volume, (regular price
two dollars.)
The Penny Cyclopadia, 6 large volumes, well bound, price
$1 25 per volume, (regular price two dollars )
Shakspeare, a good edition, full bound in cloth, complete for
$1 50.
The Lady of the Manor, by Mrs. Sherwood, 7 volumes, in
neat binding, for 82 75, published at one dollar per volume.
*** List to be continued. may 15
JOURNAL OF A RECENT VISIT TO THE
PRINCIPAL VIN YARDS of Spain and France,
with some remarks on the very limited quantity of the finest
wines produced throughout the world, and their consequent
intrinsic value; an attempt to calculate the profits of cultivating
the vine; a catalogue of the different varieties of grape ; and
an estimate of the profits of Malaga fruits, together with obser-
vations relative to the introduction of the vine into New South
Wales, by James Busby, Esq.
Just received and for sale by W. M. MORRISON,
may 15 4 doors west ofBrown's Hotel.
F ISHING TACKLE.-The subscriber has on hand a
large and general assortment of Fishing Tackle, com-
prising every article required in the delightful amusement of
angling, at the lowest prices for cash.
LEWIS JOHNSON,
may 15 Between 11th and 12th streets, Penn. avenue.
LORIDA AND COLOGNE WATER.-The
subscriber has on hand a supply of Larbque's Florida
Water and genuine German Cologne, with a variety of other
perfumery, at the old Snuff, Tobacco, and Fancy store, between
llth and 12th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue.
may 6 LEWIS JOHNSON.
UELL'S CULTI VATOH, the first four years bound
in 2 volumes, price $3 25, is for sale by F. TAYLOR, who
is agent for the work, and where those wishing to subscribe can
leave their names.
Prac ical Agriculture, by David Low.
Bridgeman's Gardener's Assistant.
Clarke on the Mulberry Tree and Silkworm.
American Silk-grower's Guide, by Kenrick.
The Fruit, Flower, and Kitchen Garden.
American Fruit Garden Companion. may 15
REASONABLE DRY GOODS.-Opened this day a
variety of seasonable Dry Goods, which will be offered
at less than the market price by
A. W. & J. E. TURNER,
may 15-eo6t Nat Amer 3t] between 8th and 9th sts
TRAW SATCHELS.-The subscriber has just re-
ceived an additional supply of Straw Satchels, suitable for
travelling and schools, with and without covers.
Also, Baskets, various sizes.
LEWIS JOHNSON,


may 6 Between 11th and 12th streets, Penn avenue.
WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAM-
BLES IN CANADA, by Mrs. Jameson, author of
Characteristics of Women, Female Sovereigns, &c. in 2 vols.
Just received, and for sale between 9th and 10th streets,
Penn. avenue.
feb 22 R. FARNHAM.
D R. BIRD'S NEW NOVEL.-The Ado'en'ures
of Robin Day, by the author of Calavar" and Nick
of the Woods," is this day received for sale by P. TAYLOR,
or for circulation among the subscribers to the Waverley Cir-
culating Library.
Also, Advice to a Young Gentleman on entering Society, in
1 small volume, by the author of Laws of Etiquette.
ELT, imported.-This conqueror of more than 300
racehorses in England, winner of $15,000, winner of more
cups in one season than is recollected to have been done by
any ether horse, and lost in all his racing career only four
races, will make this season at my stables, half way between
Snicker's Ferry and Berryville, in Clarke county, Virginia, at
the same price as last year-$50 dollars the season, and $75
insurance. Part and course-bred mares will be served at $30
the season, and $50 insurance. Gentle:i en wishing full in-
formation about this celebrated foreigner will be furnished with
a handbill if they will write me their address in a letter di-
rected to Berryville, Clarke county, Virginia. As Felt will
leave here after this year, there is no probability that this
country will ever have another opportunity of breeding from
this capital English racehorse.
ap 2-w3w&dtd JOSIAH WM. WARE.


PLAYING AND VISITING CARDS.-W. FIS-
CHER has constantly on hahd every variety of the differ-
entmanufactarers' playing cards of every description and size.
Visiting cards at wholesale and retail at S:ationers' Hall.
.- I f r AJ.. -, t l


ELECTION NOTICE--FIRST WARD.-An
election will be held on Monday, the third day of June
next, in the room over the Western Market-house, for one mem-
ber of the Board of Aldermen, for the term of two years, and
three members of the Board of Common Council, for the term
of one year, to represent said Ward in the respective Boards.
The poll will be opened at 10 o'clock A. M. and close at 7
o'clock P.M.


may 27-3t


T. FILLEBROWN, Jr.
FLODOARDO HOWARD,
JOHN BARCROFT,
Commissioners of Election.


SECOND WARD ELECTION.-Notice is hereby
given that an election will be held on Monday, 3d day of
June next, in the Second Ward, at the corner of 12th street and
Pennsylvania Avenue (at the store lately occupied by Mr. S.
Carusi) for one member of the Board of Aldermen for the term
of two years, and three members of the Board of Common Coun-
cil for the term of one year, to represent said Ward in the re-
spective Boards.
At the same time and place, an election will be held for one
member of the Board of Aldermen to supply the vacancy occa-
sioned by the resignation of EDWARD DYER, Esq., for the term
of one year. Polls to be opened at 10 o'clock A. M., and close
at 7 o'clock P.M. JOHN McCLELLAND,
PETER CASANOVE,
may 27-3t LEWIS JOHNSON.
r HIRD WARD ELECTION.-Notice is hereby
given that an election will be held on Monday, the 3d day
of June next, at the City Hall, in the northeast room of the east
end, for one Alderman and three members of the Board of Com-
mon Council, to represent said Ward for the ensuing term.
The polls will open at 10 o'clock A. M. and close at 7 o'clock
P.M. JOHN BOYLE,
STEPHEN P. FRANKLIN,
ANDREW COYLE,
may 24-3t Commissioners.
LECTION-SIXTH WARD.--An election will be
held at the office of Jas. Marshall, Esq. in the Sixth Ward,
on the first Monday of June next, for one member of the Board
of Aldermen, to serve the term of two years, and three members
of the Board of Common Council, to serve the term of one year,
to represent said Ward in their respective Boards.
JAMES OWNER,
JOHN DAVIS, of Abel,
PETER M. PEARSON,
may 24-3t Commissioners.
ANTED, a situation in a college or an academy, by a
gentleman who is able to teach the Greek, Latin,
French, German, and English languages, and can produce un-
exceptionable testimonies for his abilities in teaching, and the
morality of his character.
Any communication addressed to R. S. care of John Gardi-
ner, Esq. F street, Washington, (post paid) will find immediate
attention. may 25-eo3t
a HOUSE TO LET.-The Three-story Brick
House lately occupied by Dr-. N. P. Causin, on 6th
street, directly opposite the Unitarian Church, is for
rent; possession given immediately. It is in one of the best
and most pleasant situations in the city, in excellent repair, and
has every convenience which a family could require. The
rent will be moderate.
It is presumed that any person wishing to rent will first view
the premises, for which purpose application can be made to W.
PROUT, Esq. Pennsylvania avenue, or to the subscriber at
Mrs. Peyton's, on 4j street.
may 22-6t WILLIAM HEWITT.
OTICE.-Will be sold at public auction, to the highest
bidder, on Wednesday next, the 29th instant, the follow-
ing goods and chattels. to wit :
I mahogany sideboard, 1 tin-safe, 2 floor carpets, 4 common
chairs, 12 cane-bottom chairs, 2 mahogany tables, and 1 pair of
brass andirons and fender, seized and taken as the property of
Henry Newton, in virtue of an order of distress, and will be
sold to satisfy Jacob Colclazer for house-rent in arrear due
him. Sale to take place at the West Market-house at 8 o'clock
A. M. Terms cash.


may 25-3t


H. B. ROBERTSON, Bailiff,
For Jacob Colclazer.


FOR RENT-The House and premises fronting
the Mall, lately the property of Mr. E. Porter. As a
private residence, it is believed to be as desirable as
any in the District, whether beauty of location, improvement of
the grounds, the commodious arrangement of the rooms, or
health be the consideration. There are twenty rooms, includ-
ing the basement, besides the kitchen, which may easily be di-
vided into two tenements, with every convenience attached to
each. For terms apply to Mr. Bestor, at the Patriotic Bank of
Washington. may 8
OR RENT.-The large and well-finished dwelling-
house, in Carroll's Row, lately occupied by Richard K.
Cralle. Apply to
ap 10-3tawtf DUFF GREEN.
feYTLER'S UNIVERSAL HISTORY from the
creation of the world to the beginning of the eighteenth
century, in 2 vols., for sale by W. M. MORRISON, 4 doors west
of Brown's Hotel. may 24
P AULDING'S WORKS,the uniform edition complete
in 15 vols. Just received and for sale at W. M. MORRI-
SON'S Book and Stationery Store, 4 doors west of Brown's
Hotel. may 24
IANOS.-Just received, at my piano-room, on H street,
three selected Vienna Pianos, and also shortly expected
one or two Chickeiing's, chosen by a judge, at manufactory
prices. This is intended to suit all amateurs with a fair arti-
cle. Terms easy, and at a discount for cash.
St Also, a lot of Violins, Bows, Bass, and all kinds of
Strings, with Strauss Waltzes, Imported Music, &c. &c.
may 25-3t [Sun 3t] F. A. WAGLER.
District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
I HEREBY CERTIFY that James H. Fowler, of said
county, brought before me, the subscriber, a justice of the
peace in and for said county, this 25th day of May, 1839, as an
stray trespassing on his enclosures, a BLACK GELDING,
about twelve years old, about fifteen hands high ; both fore feet
white, and off hind foot white : switch tail and white marks on
his thighs ; slod before only ; trots and canters.
EGiven under my hand. JOHN D. CLARK, J. P.
The owner of the above described horse will prove property,
pay charges and take him away.
JAMES H. FOWLER,
Living on the Annapolis road from Washington to Marl-
boro', at a place called Cherry Hill, east of the
Eastern Branch. may 27-3t
UMM IR GOODS.-Just received and for sale,
1228 yards painted Cambrics (cheap)
6 cartons colored satin Ribands
1 do. Brussels Scarls
85 light-colored Parasols
100 pieces American Nankeen
5 doz. fine corded Skirts.
A. W. & J. E. TeRNER.
may 27-eo6t (Nat Amer 3t)
B OYS' SUMMER WEAR.--On hand a general as-
sortment of good goods for boys' use, which will be sold
at low prices.
may 27-3t J. B. WINGERD & CO.
OOPER'S NAVAL HISTORY OF THE U. S.
An additional supply this day received by F. TAYLOR.
Also, of Dr. Channing on War.
Of Lady Bulwer's New Novel.
Of Bancroft's History of the United States.
And of Prescott's Ferdinand and Isabella. may 27
USEFUL LITERATURE.-No Trash.-Just re-
ceived from New York, by the schooner Victory, a sup-
ply of the volume for 1838 of the Penny Magazine, half bound
in call and full bound in cloth.
Received at the same time as high as part 101 of the Penny
Cyclopedia, and the same work full bound in sheep ; the month-
ly part for February of Chambers's Edinburgl Journal; and
the sixth quarterly part of the Civil Engineer and Architect's
Journal. Also, the Library of Useful Knowledge.
Richardson's Dictionary kept constantly for sale at the corner
of E and 9th streets.
The monthly part for January, 1839, of the Penny Magazine
is shipped at New York, and will soon be here ; this being the
first part of a new volume, it is a good time to subscribe.
may 24-eo3t JAMES BURCHENAL.
PUBLIC SALE AT PHILADELPHIA.
"I ARE AND VALUABLE PLANTS. J. B. SMITH'S Col-


CAMBOOSE IRON.

NAVY COMMISSIONEBs' OFFICE, MAY 16, 1839.
HE Camboose Iron required by the advertisement from
this office of the 8th instant is to be delivered as fol-
lows, viz.
One-third of the quantity required for each class of vessels
to be delivered by the 1st September next;
One-third by the 1st December next; and
One-third by the 1st May, 1840.
The papers that published the advertisement of the 8th inst.
will please insert this also. may 18
f TO CONTRACTORS FOR EXCAVATION
AND MASONRY.-Proposals will be received on
the 13th and 14.h proximo, at the Office of the Philadelphia
and Reading Railroad Company, in Philadelphia, for the road-
way formation and masonry of about six miles and a half of the
Philadelphia and Reading railroad, between the Falls of Schuyl-
kill and the termination of the railroad on the Delaware river.
On this portion of the railroad is comprised a tunnel under the
Norristown railroad, adnd a very heavy lot of walling and em-
bankment at the company's landings, on the Delaware.
Plans and specifications of the work to be let will be in readi-
ness for exhibition on and after the 10th proxino, at the Rising
Sun Tavern, on the Germantown road, and all further informa-
tion in relation to the work which may be desired, will be giv-
en on application at the same place to Charles C. Stewart, As-
sistant Engineer.
MONCURE ROBINSON, C. E.
Philadelphia.
N. B. Contractors not personally known to the Engineers
will be expected to hand in with their proposals certificates
as to character and competency.
may 20-tl4th June
F OR SALE-A Farm, containing 400 acres : one-half in
a state of cultivation, and well adapted to wheat, corn,
rye, oats, clover, &c.; the other half is well .wooded with a
large quantity oftimbel treesof different kinds. The farm is
laid off into four fields, all of which are fenced in. The im-
provements are a small frame dwelling and all necessary out-
houses. Also, a saw mill on a good stream, just completed.
This farm lies between Dumfries and Occoquan, and within
four miles of navigable water, and may be had for $2,200; one-
half cash, and the balance in two years; or $2,200 worth of
saleable merchandise.
For further information, apply to


may 23-15t


G. DYE & CO.
Louisiana avenue.


OR SALE, a valuable Farm containing one hundred
and sixty acres of Land, situated on the Turnpike road,
leading from the Washington to the Little River Turnpike,
and about two miles from Washington. The land is naturally
good, and highly susceptible of improvement; its situation is
beautiful and convenient, and would make not only a profitable
farm, but also a delightful place of residence. For further par-
ticulars, inquire at the office of Swann & Swann, on Sixth street,
in the same building with Gadsby's Hotel.
EDW. SWANN,
may 7-eo3w Attorney for the proprietor.
F OR SALE-A Farm within half a mile of Dumfries,
Virginia, and one mile from navigable water. It contains
140 acres, 25 of which are cleared and in cultivation, the ba-
lance is clothed with oak and pine wood. The wood of itself
will pay for the Farm, after leaving enough for its support.
Price $1,000. Title unquestionable. Apply to
G. DYE & CO., Louisiana Avenue.
Also, bonds amounting to $1,200, secured on real estate, pay-
able in one, two, and three years, bearing- interest from the
date, which the owner wishes to dispose of, for cash, at a dis-
count., may 23--d15t
T'OR SALE.-A Farm, well enclosed, in a healthy neigh-
borbood, within 2 miles of navigable water, containing 350
Acres; 150 of which are in a state of cultivation; the balance
heavily timbered. There are supposed to be at least 6,000
cords of wood of a good quality on the said farm. For further
particulars inquire at G. DYE & Co.'s Auction and Commis-
sion store, on Louisiana avenue, near the corner of 7th street.
may 17-tf
FIVE VALUABLE FARMS FOR SALE.-
All of which are well watered and heavily timbered.
This property lies near the Beltsville Depot, on the Baltimore
and Washington Railroad, and on the line of the proposed ex-
tension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to Baltimore. It is
situated in a pleasant and extremely healthy neighborhood,
but 13 miles from Washington, and within 1* hour's ride to
Baltimore.
No. 1. East Friendship-about 250 acres, of which 80 to 100
are heavily timbered, and 20 to 30 are meadow land, only a
partof which is cleared.
No. 2. West Friendship, with a portion of Snowden's Park
attached-in all about 275 acres, of which from 20 to 30 acres
are in meadow, set in timothy ; dwelling and all necessary out-
houses on the premises; the woodland heavily timbered.
No. 3. Peters's Point and a part of Scott's Good Luck-about
400 acres; of which about 100 acres are heavily timbered, and
10 acres are in timothy meadow.
No. 4. Peters's Plains and meadows-containing 150 acres,
and including the old stand at Vansville, recently occupied as a
public house, having good meadow, with dwelling, ice-house,
and other buildings; to which will be added, if desired by the
purchaser, the field and a part of the heavy timber lying east
of the premises, makingin all about 300 acres.
No. 5. Walnut Grange and the family mansion-containing
about 600 acres; of which about 100 acres are in wood, and 40 or
50 acres good meadow land. Upon this tract is avery large brick
house, and numerous out-houses, and about 600 of the most se-
lect fruit trees. This last will not be sold until the others are
disposed of. Purchasers are requested to call and examine for
themselves.
The above is offered at private sale until the 10th of June;
at which time, if not previously sold, it will be offered at public
sale, at Beltsville, if the day is fair, if not, the next fair day,
commencing at 11 A. M.
Persons wishing to purchase will please call upon the sub-
scriber, at Walnut Grange, or upon the tenants, who will show
them the premises.
The terms of sale will be made easy to purchasers givingap-
proved security. A. HERBERT,
Agent for tife proprietor, John C. Herbert, Esq.
may 13-eotlstJune
R. BENJAMIN J. PERRY, recently of Mary-
land, offers his professional services to the citizens of
Washington city and vicinity.
His office and lo 'gingsare at Mrs. Orme's, south side of Penn-
sylvania Avenue, first door west of Pettibone's Coffee House.
may 25-2aw3w
VALUABLE LOTS AT PRIVATE SALE.--
The two Lots Nos. 12 and 13, in square 224, fronting on
G street, and in the same square with the Bank of the Metropolis,
are offered for sale, on reasonable terms. They afford a front
of 115 feet, are eligible situated, being scarce twenty rods from
the Stat Department, and upon a pleasant street, which is ra-
pidly improving.
Application may be made to Mr. John C. Harkness, or to the
subscriber, at his office, on Pennsylvania Avenue, near Brown's
Hotel.
may 27-3t D. A. HALL.
REMIUM FLORkEN CE BRAID BONNETS.
Opened at Allen's a splendid assortment direct from the
manufacturer, Thomas White, of Philadelphia, to whom were
awarded premiums at each of the exhibitions of the American
Institute, New York, and the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia.
Four Diplomas and Gold Medals for the most elegant and supe-
rior finished Bonnets.
SThe above and various other kinds may be had tt the Wash-
ington Bonnet Store of J. & G. F. ALTLEN,
Penn. Avenue, near the building intended for
may 23-3t the City Post Office.
NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY TO GUATE-
mala, in Central America, in 1838, by G. W.
Montgomery, in one volume, price 75 cents, is just published,
and this day received for sale by
may 20 P. TAYLOR.


HAY IN BUNDLES, BACON, NAILS, SU-
GAR, &C.-I am now receiving, per schooner Corne-
lia, Capt. Kelly, from New York, and offer for sale-
102 bundles of first-chop hay, at $1 12J per 100 lbs.
300 pr:me bacon hams, put up expressly for family use
100 kegs cut nails, Nos. 6, 8, 10, 12, 30 and 40 penny, at
factory prices.
15 hhds. superior yellow retailing sugars
10 boxes No. 2 loaf do
10 kegs tobacco, at 16 cts.
A quantity of whiskey and rum in barrels
Also. a good assortment of groceries, ropes, cordage, and


NEW GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING.

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS,
MAY 16, 1839.
EP ROPOSALS for doing the following work required to com-
Splete this building will be received at this office, until the
10th day of June next, the whole to be executed agreeably to
the designs and specifications in the office of the Architect of
the Public Buildings,.to which reference may be had :
1st. For cutting and setting the marble, per superficial foot,
to be completed by the first day of October, 1840.
2d. For cutting and setting the granite, per superficial foot,
to be completed by the first day of October, 1840.
3d. For cutting and setting the freestone, per superficial foot,
to be completed by the first day of October, 1840.
Proposals will also be received as above for executing all the
cut stone-work in marble, granite, and freestone, required in
the construction of the walls of this building, agreeably to the
designs and specifications in the office of the Architect of the
Public Buildings, to which reference can be had.
The proposals must state the price per superficial foot, in-
cluding or excluding the furnishing of the materials; of all
the plain work under a foot bed, in each description of stone;
the price of moulded work, according to the character ofmould-
ings, which can be shown; the stone to be all delivered at the
building, cut and properly set in the wall, with suitable bond-
ings. The best white marble, the lightest granite, and the finest
grained freestone to be used. The work to be completed by
the first day of October, 1840.
For doing all the Carpenters' and Joiners' work required up-
on the building.
The proposals must state, 1st, the price per square for the
centres for the arches ; 2d, for the roof, prepared for the copper-
ing; 3d, for each of the windows and doors completed, omit-
ting or including the frames; and 4th, for the edge-strips to
the cement floors, per room or foot running. The proposals for
the work to include all the labor of every description, and all
the necessary ironmongery, locks, hinges, &c. All to be com-
pleted by the first day of March, 1841.
The iron work, by the pound, to be finished at the times or-
dered.
,All the above work is to be done in this city, under a strict
superintendence, and in the best manner. The materials re-
quired are to be of the best quality, and will be received under
a rigid inspection.
Payments will be made for work done at the end of every
month, so far as appropriations by Congress will admit.
Upon the stone work of the first story 15 per cent., upon that
of the second story 10, and upon that of the third 5, and on all
the rest of the materials and work advertised for 10 percent.will
be retained until the deliveries and jobs be completed, to be
forfeited in case the best of materials are not delivered within
the times ordered, and in case the work be not completed in
the best manner within the respective times stipulated in the
contracts, may 17-dtl6thJune
"r Globe and Metropolis, Washington; Republican and Pa-
triot, Baltimore; Pennsylvanian and U. S. Gazette, Philadel-
phia; Evening Post and Journal of Commerce, N. Y.; Morning
Post, Chronicle and Patriot, Boston.
M RS. B. J. MILLER has resumed her Music les-
sons; she will wait upon pupils at their residences, or
she will attend them at her house.
Mrs. MILLER'S house is ready, as usual, for the reception of
yearly as well as transient boarders. Her house is on Estreet,
near the burnt Post Office, and for a summer residence is par-
ticularly desirable. mar 22-eotf
WHOLESALE WINE STORE AT PHILA-
DELPHIA.-The subscriber being exclusively en-
gaged in extensive importations of Wines, direct from the
growers and exporters in Europe, to the port of Philadelphia,
and having made ample arrangements for procuring the best
Wines of all grades, low priced and the higher sorts, he is at
all times prepared to give every facility to purchasers, and to
guaranty the continued supply of PURE, GOOD WINES, which
are not reinforced at the time of shipment. SOUTHERN and
WESTERN merchants will find it much to their interest to ob-
tain their Wines at first hands, and from a stock that offers the
advantage of selection. Where a reputation for a good article
is desirable, the subscriber is prepared to offer his wines in
competition with any imported. Of wines at present in store
for sale, are the following, viz.
SHERRIES.-Duff Gordon & Co.'s brand, in quarter and
half-quarter casks; also, old Amontillado, and Amontillado
Passado, very old; with a full assortment of low-priced Pale,
Gold, and Brown Sherry wines.
MADEIRAS.-Phelp's brand, in pipes, hhds. quarter, half-
quarter casks, and bottles in cases of three dozen; Reserve,
Plain Madeira, East and West India, Sercial, &c., and low-
priced Madeira in pipes, hhds., and quarter casks.
PORT.-Burmester's brand, in hhds. and quarters, a supe-
rior article.
CLARETS.-Frank, Cutler, & Co.'s brand, equal to any im-
parted, of various grades, in 1 dozen cases.
Still and Sparkling Champagne, Burgundies, Rhine, and
Moselle wines; Lisbon in hhds. and quarters; with a fill as-
sortment of the wines of Europe, constantly on hand and for
sale by JOHN VAUGHAN,
feb 18- law3m Importer, No. 32 Walnut Street.
r HE BRITISH POETS.-Southey's British Poets;
From Chaucer to Ben Jonson, with biographical sketches
by Robert Southey, Poet Laureate. I vol. octavo, London.
Aiken's British Poets : from Ben Jonson to Beattie, select-
ed and arranged chronologically, with biographical and critical
notes, by Dr. Aiken. I vol. octavo.
Frost's British Poets: from Beattie to Walter Scott, arranged
chronologically, with biographical and critical notices, by John
Frost, A. M. 1 vol. octavo.
The above volumes contain no abridgments, every thing that
is selected being given in a complete and perfect form.
may 3- For sale by F. TAYLOR.
FIELD SPORTS, THE TURF, &c.-
The Field Book, or Sports and Pastimes of the United
Kingdom; 1 volume, London, with many engravings
The Dictionary of Sports, or Companion to the Field, the
Forest, the Turf, and the River Side; 1 volume, filled with
engravings
Manly Exercises ; in one volume, with engravings, by.DIo-
nald Walker
The American Sportsman's Manual of Information concerning
the dog, the gun, and the game of this country volume
Scott's British Field Sports, 1 volume, many ,grvyings,
giving practical instructions in regard to hunti dg |hotltg,
coursing, fishing, racing, the breaking and training of dogs and
horses, the management of fowling pieces, and other sporting
implements, &c.
*** Daily expected, Scrope's Deer Stalking in Scotland,
a newly published English volume embellished with numerous
splendid illustrative engravings.
For sale by F. TAYLOR.
Who has for sale an extensive and valuable collection of


works (American and imported) on farming, the horse, cattle,
sheep, poultry, bees, the green house, the orchard, the grape
vine, agricultural chemistry, the flower garden, the mulberry
and silkworm, the beet root, botany, cottage architecture, &c.
and every branch of agriculture, gardening and farming, at the
lowest price in every case.
Books imported to order from London and Paris. may 8
r *'HE HORSE.-Hind's Farriery; White's Farrier.
I3- Scott's British Field Sports, 1 octavo volume, with
many engravings.
Blain's Village Farrier; Juffnel's Gentleman's Pocket Far-
rier; Barnum's American Farrier.
Farmers and Graziers' Guide.
Treatise on Sheep, I octavo volume, published by the British
Society.
Treatise on Cattle, 1 octavo volume, by the same association.
Treatise on the Horse, I octavo volume, by the same.
Lebeaud's Principles of Horsemanship.
The Lady's Equestrian Manual, 1 small volume, with many
engravings.
The American Shooter's Manual.
Three volumes (bound) of the Baltimore Turf Register;
price for the three $8.
For sale by F. TAYLOR, along with many other valuable
works of the same class. List to be continued. may 6
OSTON ACADEMY OF CHURCH MUSIC.-
The Boston Academy's collection of Church Music; the
Odeon, a collection of Secular Melodies; the Choir, or Union
collection of Church Music; and Kingsly's Social Choir, de-
signed for the domestic circle; an additional-sipply just receiv-
ed and for sale between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. avenue.
may 20 R. FARNHAM.
SPLENDID ENGRAVINGS IN FRAMES.-
A.new and beautiful full length portrait of ashington, a
copy from Stuart's celebrated painting in Faneuil Hall, Boston,
and the Declaration of Independence, a copy from Turnbull's
well-known nainting in Washington. Th-se engravinlls are for


M OTHER'S MAGAZINE.-This monthly periodical
has been published six years. Its object is to promote
the early, physical, intellectual, moral, and religious educa-
tion of children through the instrumentality of maternal influ-
ence. Terms of subscription one dollar a year in advance.
Complete sets of the previous volumes, six in number, can
be furnished, at the office of publication, at six dollars the set.
Liberal allowance will be made to those who take many sets.
SAM'L WHITTELSEY, Publisher,
may 22-3t No. 150, Nassau street, N. Y.
Subscriptions will be received by Thos. I. Hampton,
Esq., Agent for the District of Columbia. [Po. Advo.]
SOTS FOR SALE.-The subscriber is authorized to
dispose of the following squares and lots, viz.
Whole squares 467 and 471
In square 368, lots 15, 19, and 20
In square 248, lots 32 and 33
In square 284, lots 21, 22, 23, and 24
In square 401, lot 12
In square 424, lot 1
In square 342, lots 5, 6, 7, and 8
In square 426, lot 10
In square 450. lot 9
In square 378, lots 3, 4, and 17
In square 51-6, lots 6, 8, 10, and 12,
In square 489, lot 15.
Most of the above lots are in desirable situations; some of
them being in and near the Franklin Row square, and-others
on and near 7th street. Apply to
feb 11-2awtf A. ROTHWELL.
M RS. GILMAN'SITALES AND BALLAD*.-
An additional supply just received and for sale, between
9th and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue. R- FARNHAM.
AMILY AT HOME, or familiar illustrations of the
various domestic duties, with an introductory notice, by
G. D. Abbott.
The House I Live In, or thetHuman Body, for the use of fam-
ilies and schools. By Wm.A. Alcott.
How shall I Govern my School ? addressed to young teach-
ers, and also adapted to assist parents in family government, by
E. C. Wines.
Rolling Ridge, or the Book of Four-and-Twenty Chapters.-
SThis little work has been written to illustrate, in an open and
familiar manner, the comparative happiness of a life passed in
rural scenes and employment, and in the practice of virtuous
deeds over that enjoyed in the scenes of high, fashionable dis-
sipation, or in low and debasing vice."
For sale between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania Av.
may 8 R. FARNHAM.
AUCTION AND COmMISSION STORE.-The
A suliscribers take this method of informing the Public- that
they have made arrangements to open an Auction and Commis-
sion Store in the house now occupied as a grocery store by one
of the firm, on Louisiana Avenue, and near the corner of 7th
street, where they will attend to all business committed to them
in that line.
They will constantly keep on hand a variety of goods, which
will be sold at private sale.
They will make advances on all goods when delivered, if re-
quired; and hope, by prompt and strict attention to business, to
merit a share of public patronage.
They will supply families with servants, and obtain situations
for all persons wishing employment. Also attend to renting and
obtaining houses for persons who may wish to rent.
They have, also, farms for sale and rent, or exchange for other
property.
Business attended to in and out of doors.
may 15-eol0t G. DYE & CO.
ATHENIA OF DAMASCUS, a Tragedy, by Rufus
Dawes.
BIANCA VISCONTI, or the Heart Overtasked, by N. P.
Willis.
Just published, and for sale between 9th and 10th streets,
Pennsylvania avenue. R. FARNHAM.
ap 12
" I:TORY OF AFRICAN _COLONIZATION.
SJust published and for sale by the subscriber, price 25
cents, a concise History of the Commencement, Progress, and
present Condition of the American Colonies in Liberia, by
Samuel Wilkeson, General Agent of the'American Coloniza-
tion Society. -" J. KENNBDY.
ap 29-3tawtf
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, Washing-
ton county-In Equity.-March Term, 1889.
United States,
vs.
Charles Holker Carroll, executor and devisee of Charles Cir-
roll, of Bellevue, William T. Carroll, Daniel Joseph Carroll,
Elizabeth Barbary Pitzhugh, Anne Rebecca Lane, devisees
and heirs at law of Charles Carroll, of Bellevue ; Mary, Anne,
and Alida Tabbs, children of Jane Maria Tabbs, deceased,
who was a devisee and heir at law of Charles Carroll, of
Bellevue, William Brent, and Daniel Carroll, of Duddington.
HE Bill of complaint in this case states, that on the 29th
June, A. D. 1812, a contract was made between Thomas
Tingey, then Commandant of the Navy Yard at Washington,
in behalf of the Navy Department of the United States, of
the one part, and Elie Williams, Charles Carroll, of Bellevue,
Daniel Carroll, of Duddington, and William Brent, of the other
part, for the delivery of certain quantities of beef and whiskey,
and the fulfilment of certain otherobligations by the said Charles
Carroll, Daniel Carroll, and Elie Williams, which agreement
is exhibited: that the said Williams and Charles Carroll are
since dead : that the said agreement never was fulfilled by the,
said parties : that large sums of money were advanced to the
said Williams and Carrolls by the United States under the
agreement, which they wholly failed to account for or refund, -
as stipulated by the said parties in the said agreement: that on
the 29th June, 1824, the sum of 84,776 78, with interest there-
on, was found to be due to the United States, and remains still
unpaid, as appears by an account properly settled by the account-
ing officers of the United States, and exhibited with the bill.
The bill alleges that Elie Williams died, leaving little or no pro-
perty, and that administration was not had on his estate: that
Charles Carroll, of Bellevue, died possessed of a large real
estate in the county of Washington, having first made his last
will and testament, a copy of which is exhibited, by which
Charles Holker Carroll was appointed his sole executor. The
bill further charges that a large real and personalestate where-
of the said Charles Carroll died possessed came into the hands
of his widow, Anne Carroll, who is since deceased, his executor,
devisees, and heirs at law, which ought to have beten applied
to the payment of the said debt in preference of all others: that
the executor failed to apply the said assets of said estate to the
payment of said debt, which still remains unpaid. The bill
also charges that, as the said Daniel Carroll, ofDuddington, and
William Brent have not paid the debt which accrued as afore-


said, or any part thereof, they are entitled to a decree for the
paymentof the same against the said Daniel Carroll, of Dud-
dington, and William Brent. The object of this bill is to compel
the defendants to make answers to the matters above charged,
and, if the said debt be not paid by a certain day to be named by
the Court, to compel the executor to pay out of the said personal
estate the said debt; and if it should appear that the same is in-
sufficient for the payment of the aforesaid debt, that the real
Estate whereof the sail Charles Carroll died seized be sold to
liquidate the same. And forasmuch as it appears.to the Court
that the said Charles Holker Carroll, Daniel Joseph Carroll,
Anne Rebecca Lane, Elizabeth Barbary Fitzhugh, and Alida
Tabbs, Maiy Tab,s, and Anne Tabbs, are not citizens of the
District of Columbia and do not reside therein, it is this second
day of May, in the year A. D. 1839, ordered that the said com-
plainants give notice to the said absent defendants to be and ap-
pear in this Court on or by the first Monday in November next,
in person, or by solicitor, and answer the several matters and
things in the said bill set forth, and that if they shall fail so to ap-
pear and answer, the several matters and things in the said bill
set forth shall be taken for confessed as against said absent de-
fendants, and such decree made in the premises against them
as to the Court shall seem right and equitable: Provided,
however, That such notice be published in the National Intelli-
gencer twice a week for six weeks, successively, the first in-
sertion to appear at least four months before the said first Mon-
day of November next; and, also, that such published notice
contain the substance and object of the said bill.
W. CRANCH.
True copy: WM. BRENT, Clerk.
F. S. KEy, for complainants. mayl3-2taw6w
BLACK DWARF, OLD MORTALITY.-Nos. 9
and 10 Parke's revised edition of the Waverley Novels,
at 25 cents per volume, just received and for sale at MORRI-
SON'S Bookstore, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel, where sub-
scriptions are received for the whole series, or single Nos. sold
at the above very low price. A volume published every two
weeks. may 17
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NATIONAL INTELLIGENT R.o

AN ITALIAN LANDSCAPE.

We extract the following from "Rambles in
Europe," being an account of a Tour through
France, Switzerland, Great Britain, and Ireland,
in 1836, by FANNY W.HALL, which we venture
to commend to those of our readers who desire,
without the labor of travel, materials for forming
a candid American opinion of the countries of
Europe :
We reached Foligno, where we were to sleep, before
sunset. The scenery has been fine all day, but in the
neighborhood of Foligno it is indescribably beautiful. The
hotel where we stopped is situated just at the entrance of
the town, ard from the windows of our rooms the prospe t
was most lovely. We were in the centre of a charming
valley, bounded by a spur of the Appenines.
Groups of reapers were busy, gathering in the golden
sheaves. Here was a plantation,of olive trees; and there
the light summer green of the grape was mingled with the
darker foliage of the maple or the mulberry, around which
she had gracefully entwined herself. Nothing can be more
beautiful than the manner in which the vine is trained in
this country; not nailed against dead walls, as with us, but
planted at the foot of a tree, around whose trunks it grace-
fully wreathes itself; and then it either falls in careless
beauty from the limbs, or is led from tree to tree in festoons.
The landscape I have attempted to describe was more
perfectly Italian in its character than almost any thing I
have seen. The effect of high cultivation was superadded
to the charm of fine natural scenery; and then there were
the convent bell, the shepherd's flock, and the neat coun-
try villa-all combining to form such a picture as imagina-
tion has often bodied forth of Italy. A poet could not look
upon a scene like this without drinking in inspiration;
and even I, though no favorite of the Muses, could not
refrain from attempting to perpetuate the memory of its
loveliness in something like poetry.
Oh, Italy, thou still art beautiful !"-BYaoN.
Beautiful! Ay, thou art glorious. I have knelt
Of old at Nature's shrine, where hill and dale
Were lovely; but a rapture yet unfelt
Pervades my spirit, as Foligno's vale,
Like the creation of some fairy tale,
Bursts on my ravish'd vision. I could deem
It were a region where the serpent's trail
Hath never passed; so pure and sweetly gleam
All beauteous things that revel in young fancy's dream.

The thunder-cloud hath vanish'd; mildly bright,
Like hope upon a death-bed," shines the bow
Of promise; and a rich and rosy light
Spreads o'er the landscape an unearthly glow:
The golden clouds float gracefully and slow
Across the gleaming west; while every leaf,
The vine's soft tracery, and each pendent bough,
Sparkle with diamond drops. Could care or grief
Be felt, if things so fair were not, alas, so brief'

Here Flora holds her court, and many a flower,
Of form exquisite, and of heavenly dye,
Offers her homage: from the jasmine bower,
The citron grove, and fragrant orangery,
Breathes incense, sweet as gales of Araby.
The feather'd songsters pour upon the air,
In concert full, their joyous minstrelsy:
Day lingers to behold a scene so fair,
And evening pauses ere she lights her glowing star.

Nor here is Nature beautiful alone.
She is all-bounceous too: the yellow grain
Waves in the sunlight; and the jocund tone
Of rustic merriment bursts from many a train
Of the glad reapers. Soft the pastoral strain
From shepherd's pipe blends in that song of glee.
The thought of this sweet hour shall long remain
A green and sunny spot in memory,
When I am far away, bright Italy, from thee!

OLD AND NEW NETHERLANDS.

The Hon. CALEB CUSHING, of Mass., in the
May Knickerbocker, draws the annexed compar-
ieona between the Old and the New Netherlands :
There are miny circumstances which conduce to ren-
der the Netierlands, and especially Holland, an object of
interest to the American. 'Foremost among these, 1 place
the agricultural, manufacturing, and commercial industry
of the country, and the effects of this upon the physical ex-
terior of the country, and its political fortunes. Its in-
habitants have, by their enterprise, their diligence, and
courage, recovered from the sea the very land they occupy.
They have converted into a garden that which was ori-
ginally a barren waste, half submerged beneath the ocean.
They have covered the country with durable monuments
of their enlightened skill. For a time they succeeded in ga-
thering to their shores the commerce of the world; and,
although now stripped of most of their foreign colonies,
and reduced in commerce by the successful rivalry of other
nations, the signs and the results of their past prosperity,
and the traits of character which created it, still remain to
interest and instruct the traveller.
"Next to this, in attraction to an American, is the po-
litical history of the Dutch. The Swiss Cantons and the
United Provinces furnish to us the proud and glorious ex-


samples of the first great European free Governments among
the men of the Germanic race. Revolting from foreign
masters, and relying for success upon the elements of
strength and liberty which their local institutions afforded,
they waged those illustrious wars of independence which
have rendered them a name of honor in Europe and Ame-
rica. The United Provinces, especially, by the great
achievements which illuminate their history, the triumphs
they gained by sea and land, in their struggle to shake off
the Spanish yoke, their speedy rise to wealth and power,
by the expansive energies of civil and religious freedom,
and the splendid events which signalized their subsequent
conflicts, first with England, and then with France, are en-
titled to engage the careful study of the people of the United
States, between whose history and theirs so many points of
analogy occur.
"Finally, Holland is the father-land of the State of New
York, which is in itself a great empire, surpassing many,
and rivalling most, of the free communities of ancient
or modern times, and which, in every part of it, bears wit-
ness to the peculiar qualities, and particularly to the order,
industry, enterprise, and love of liberty, which character-
ize the Old World Dutch. The names of William and
Nassau, of De Witt, of Olden Barneveldt, of Grotius, of
Van Tromp, of Deruyter, ought therefore to be as dear to
an American, or at least to a New Yorker, as those of the
celebrated names of English history which are so much
more frequently on our lips. Though myself a New Eng-
lander, and of unmixed English stock, I have yet survey-
ed the Netherlands with emotions belonging to a father-
land of my country; a father-land of the same primitive
race and distinctive properties as that of the Anglo-Sax-
ons; and a father-land upon which, alike with England, an
American may look back with just pride, as the home of
an honored ancestry."

THIS 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 Wm. Sanderson, late of Washington coun-
ty, deceased. 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 28th day of May next;
they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said
estate.
Given under my hand this 28th of May, 1839.
MARTHA SANDERSON,
may 29-w3t Administratrix.
SHIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
hath nhtnenrl frrI ,m th Ar hhn' im.. r Xrl. ___


.EUROPEANTO EA EI
NEW YORK AMERICAN.


PARIs, MARCH 5, 1839.
According to the latest intelligence from Switzerland,
the troubles in the Canton of the Valais were not termi-
nated. The Directory had sent two Federal commission-
ers to mediate between the aristocratic and democratic par--
ties contending for and against the adoption of a new
constitution. As the clergy had sided with the former,
the democratic self-constituted Assembly could not obtain
for their work the requisite number of votes among the
people. It was to meet again on the 25th ultimo, when
the Federal commissioners would renew their efforts to pro-
duce a compromise. But the Canton of Zurich, almost
entirely Calvinistic, has been thrown also into a violent
commotion by the appointment of the celebrated and hete-
rodox Dr. Strauss to the chair of Dogmatic Divinity and
Ecclesiastical History in the Theological Faculty of Zu-
rich. Strauss had been repudiated, for his Life of Jesus,
by, two German universities. The Zurich Consistory
supplicated, in vain, the General (Political) Council to put
its veto on the nomination, which has been confirmed by
a large majority of the Executive Council. Public meet-
ings have been held in most of the districts, and delegates
chosen to demand the suppression of the University, in or-
der to get rid thus of the great skeptic.
A controversy in print, concerning the import of his
doctrines, is fiercely waged between the ecclesiastical and
civil authorities. Some of the topics are not a little curious,
but they would occupy more space than you can afford.
The country people, believing that their religion is delib-
erately assailed, threaten the Vorort with a rebellion.
The Life of Jesus, by Strauss, has been of late the subject
of much discussion in the theological and literary reviews
of Paris; and the first volume has appeared of a French
translation, to consist of four octavos, from the second
German edition. Equal attention is paid here to the re-
cent publication, in two volumes, entitled Jesus Christ and
His Doctrine, by J. Salvador, author of Moses and his Law,
a very erudite performance. Salvador traces the history of
Christianity in its organization and its progress during the
first century. One of his critics remarks, It is among
the striking singularities of our epoch that, at the moment
when Christians of Germany dispute and deny the reality
of Christ's existence, and the authenticity of the Gospels,
a French Israelite maintains them with the most zealous
and forcible reasoning, and this for the sake of the truth of
history in general, and the proper progress of the human
mind.
From Spain, we have fresh stories of blood-of horrible
executions of Carlist chiefs by a mysterious concert be-
tween Don Carlos and his famous General Maroto, which
rival the old Spanish historical tragedies, and even those
of Oriental despotism and treachery. You will see the of-
ficial documents in the London translations. It is beyond
doubt that foreign intrigue has mainly engendered the di-
visions in the Carlist camp. We do not see more of legal-
ity, harmony, or humanity, on the Constitutional side.
Maroto is the master of Don Carlos; Espartero of Queen
Isabella and her Ministers. The prorogation of the Cortes
has left the Executive power, military and political, with
unlimited arbitrary sway. There is not, in any part of
Spain, the shadow of a real constitutional and free system.
General Narvaez, who fled to Gibraltar, proclaims, in his
exposition of his case, that right and justice, public or pri-
vate, were utterly without protection with the Christinos as
well as the Carlists.
You may have noted the recrimination between those
parties about.the point of priority in the massacres of each
other's prisoners, and the publication of Mr. Borthwick in
London, which repels Lord Palmerston's allegation that
the Carlists should be deemed the aggressors. The point
is as difficult of solution as the denouement of the barbar-
ous civil war is remote and uncertain. The dispositions
and guilt are alike enormous. The French Legitimists
have generally taken and avowed the deepest interest in
the success of the Spanish Carlists ; but some of their jour-
nals seem to be disconcerted by the complication of ferocity
and perfidy in the Maroio affair.
A minute record of all the accounts which we have re-
ceived daily from Belgium during the fortnight past would
be an instructive sample of newspaper veracity or exacti-
tude. Nothing could exceed the earnestness of the fre-
quenters of the Exchange, in the beginning of last week,
at the arrival of the mail from Brussels; and the funds flue.
tuated conformably to the complexion, more or less war-
like, of the afternoon news. Since Wednesday last, the
pacific propensities of Belgium have been so well under-
stood that none of the jobbers now look to that quarter
with particular anxiety. There are few who do not per-
ceive the light in which they should always have viewed
the famous pledge that "Belgium should not pay a florin
of the debt, nor yield an inch ot the territory."
Blanqui, the political economist, on his recent return
from a scientific survey of Leopold's kingdom, inserted in
the Courrier Francais an exposition, by which he made it
evident that Belgium, independently of numerical, milita-
ry, and geographical weakness, was, from the peculiar con-
dition of all branches of her domestic industry, more in-
auspiciously circumstanced for war than any other country
of Europe could possibly be.
It is the wildest abuse of the credit system, which he re-
presents as having placed her in the alternative of speedy
submission or utter general ruin. In case translations of
his articles on the subject should not appear in the London
papers, I will send you his history of the establishment and
agency of the great joint stock companies, and his statisti-
cal details, which are exceedingly remarkable. The Brus-
sels correspondent of the London Morning Chronicle has
furnished the best views which I have seen of the condi-
tion of minds and things in Belgium. They have been
confirmed to me by a very intelligent friend lust arrived
from the scene. He saw, in all the provinces, evidence of
a decided majority for compliance with the decision of the
five Powers. Even in the portions of Luxembourg and
Limbourg to be ceded, the mass of the inhabitants were
mis-represented by the principal and more violent men who
had committed themselves against the Dutch Government
so far that, for them, retreat might be as perilous as the
most obstinate persistence.


It is incredible how strenuously and with how many de-
vices the so-called Republicans of Paris and Brussels have
labored to bring about a popular resistance in Belgium,
and a general war. The press of both capitals has been
incessantly plied; radical agitators and military adventu-
rers, paladins and crusaders, with and without trusty swords,
have swarmed in town and country-all more or less ac-
complished in the array of riot and the discipline of con-
fusion"-all intent upon stimulating the poor Belgians to
a strife manifestly desperate for them, but which might in-
volve the great nations in mutual carnage and endless revolu-
tion. Some of the political writers here, the most zealous
and active in those attempts, and pleading principles of right
and humanity as their motives, have, at the same time,
most vehemently urged the French Government to hang at
once every man who should be taken in a Mexican letter of
marque.
The spirit and mischief of privateering under a foreign
flag are, doubtless, detestable; yet not to be compared in
magnitude of evil with the favorite and habitual work of
these revolutionary Quixottes.
Both the Belgian and French Governments have been
constantly on the alert, and taken every military precau-
tion to baffle their machinations. Yesterday the police of
Paris paid a domiciliary visit to DE POTTER, the indefati-
gable advocate of Belgic resistance, and the implacable en-
emy of the Cobourg dynasty. His correspondence with
the agitators at Brussels was seized. In his account of the
search, he acknowledges the purport of the letters to be
war, or any other risk, rather than any cession of territory.
He predicts that, in the event of submission, the house of
Orange will be placed, in six months thereafter, on the
throne of Belgium. The fate of that country must, indeed,
be always uncertain.
I will pass to another strife of a very different nature,
which occupies a portion of the Paris public. You may
recollect what I have written to you of Daguerre's admi-
rable copies of objects and scenes, by the simple action of
light upon paper chemically prepared for the purpose. A
competitor for the honor of this beautiful and important
discovery has appeared in England-Henry Fox Talbot,
eminent in natural philosophy. You have probably re-
marked in the British Journal, the Athenaum, and the
London Literary Gazette, the memoir on his photogenic
drawings, which he read to the Royal Society. His state-
ments and pretensions have been earnestly canvassed at
nearly every weekly meeting of the French Academy of


ZIe'n in g oc e a rackqial skill, gradually achiev-
ee present wonderful and prepant results.
French assert for their Dosis Passin the credit of
stea ligationn; yet, they claim, and justly, for Daguerre,
that o otogenic drawing, upon the same grounds
as we use behalf of Fulton for the other achievement.
" The man of genius, the virtual discoverer." do they ar-
gue, is not he who merely has a prolific idea, but he who
makes himself master of it; who follows it out under-
standingly and perseveringly ; who realizes it in complete
material action for the lasting fruition of the world."
On the 3d instant, by special favor, I was admitted to
M. Daguerre's laboratory, and passed an hour in contem-
plating his drawings. It would be impossible for me to
express the admiration which they produced. I can con-
vey to you no idea of the exquisite perfection of the copies
of objects and scenes effected in ten minutes by the action
of simple solar light upon his papers sensibles. There is
one view of the river Seine, bridges, quays, great edifices,
&c. taken under a rainy sky, the graphic truth of which
astonished and delighted me beyond measure. No human
hand ever did, or could, trace such a copy. The time re-
quired for this work was nearly an hour; that is, propor-
tionable to the difference of light.
Daguerre is a gentleman of middle stature, robust frame,
and highly expressive countenance. He explained the
progression of his experiments, and vindicated his exclu-
sive property in the development and successful application
of the idea, with a voluble and clear detail of facts and ar-
guments. To the suggestion that the exhibition in the
United States of a collection of his drawings might yield
a handsome sum," he answered, that the French Gov-
ernment would soon, probably, buy his secret from him,
and thus gratify his chief wish-the unlimited diffusion
and employment of his discovery. The sum which the
Academy of Sciences ask for him is 200,000 francs. He
had already acquired great fame as the painter of the Dio-
rama.

WHAT IS TATTERSALLS"?
Asked a friend the other day; and to such of the read-
ers of THE ERA as are not acquainted with this celebrated
establishment, that sort of brief description consistent with
our necessarily limited space may not, perhaps, be uninter-
esting. Situated at the extreme end of Piccadilly, those
who visit Tattersalls' descend a rather incommodious en-
trance, from Grosvenor-place, for about one hundred yards,
when they reach large folding doors, in which are smaller
openings for the ingress and egress of pedestrians. In the
centre of the yard stands a fountain, upon which is sur-
mounted the figure of a fox, and which is crowned by a
bust of the late Mr. TATTERSALL, the founder of the es-
tablishment, who died on the 23d of January, 1810, when
the concern came into the hands of his two sons, by whom
it has since been carried on.
As sales of horses take place twice a week during sum-
mer, and once during the dreary period of winter, at which
very considerable numbers of these animals are offered to
the notice of the Public, the stabling is necessarily com-
mensurate, and is capable of accommodating upwards of
one hundred. Further, carriages of all descriptions are
frequently offered for sale by auction; and as a considera-
ble number of various kinds of vehicles continue on the
premises, sheltered accommodations are provided accord-
ingly; as a general term, Tattersalls' may be denominated
a horse and carriage repository; but this expression by no
means conveys a precise idea of the ramifications into
which this establishment diverges. Fox-hounds, harriers,
beagles, spaniels, pointers, setters, greyhounds, and indeed
every animal connected with the sports of the field, are
consigned to this place for sale. Nor is this all; extraor-
dinary subjects, or extraordinary animals, are occasionally
brought under the hammer of the Messrs. TATTERSALL.
No very great length of time has elapsed since the gor-
geous state-carriage of an East Indian Prince was offered
for sale, ornamented, as the catalogue expressed, with
rich gold rincob," and drawn by two of the largest buffa-
loes that ever fell under my observation. I never saw
quieter or more docile creatures. They were placed in
separate loose boxes-not from any viciousness they were
inclined to manifest, as they allowed strangers to handle
them with the utmost composure. Previous to the carriage
being put up," the buffaloes were yoked to it, drew it to-
wards the auctioneer's pulpit, and thus was exhibited the
faded magnificence of Tippo Saib, for aught I know to the
contrary, as his son has been some time in this country;
the style of the matter, however, was very different fiom
that of the state equipage of our youthful VICTORIA.
On the death of the late Duke of GORDON, his dogs,
consisting of setters, (for the most part,) deer-hounds, ter-
riers, &c. were consigned to Tattersalls' for unreserved
sale. Previous to these dogs being put up, I viewed them
with attention, and have not the least hesitation in pro-
nouncing them a very mediocre lot; what, therefore, was
my astonishment on observing the setters sell for upwards
of seventy guineas a couple! very indifferent looking deer-
hounds fall from the hammer at prices equally high; and
little bandy-legged half turnspit terriers fetch eighteen
guineas!
Dogs of every kind are offered for sale at the outside of
the gates nearly all the year round by the London dog fan-
ciers, amongst which those useless little creatures, Spital-
fields spaniels, preponderate. I have more than once seen
cubs offered for sale in this way by lazy vagabonds, to
whose back I could most willingly have witnessed the ap-
plication of the hangman's cat-o'-nine-tails.
During the spring and summer, Tattersalls' becomes a
lounge for the nobility and persons of wealth and distinc-
tion. The sale of horses commences at twelve o'clock pre-
cisely; in this respect the Messrs. TATTERSALL are very
particular; indeed, every thing is conducted systematical-
ly, and business thus proceeds with the utmost regularity.
In the earlier part of the sale, what may be called the in-
ferior part of the nags are disposed of; these are not of a
very inferior description, however, but chiefly consist of
good machines, hacks, &c. This part of the business
may occupy an hour, perhaps, the principal purchasers
being London dealers, when the more valuable and fancy
horses are brought out. By this time many of the elevated
classes of society have assembled, and the yard presents a


brilliant appearance.
As early as three o'clock, a few of the regular betting
men may be observed, and these disciples of Plutus con-
tinue to increase in number and congregate in the Sub-
scription Room, or form groups near the door, when the
doctrine of chances receives more impressive practical il-
lustration than it did from the hands of Pascal, or any of
those mathematicians and profound philosophers who have
given us their elucidation and opinions upon it.
[London Paper.

FRANKLIN INSURANCE OFFICE, MAY 27, 1839.
AN election for Directors of this Company will be held at
this office on Monday next, the 3d of June, from 10 o'clock
A. M. to 2 o'clock P. M. JAS. HOBAN,
may 28-3t secretary.
VALUABLE CITY LOTS FOR SALE AT AUC-
TION.-On Monday, the 27th instant, I will sell at pub-
lic sale, to the highest bidder, the following lots in the city of
Washington, viz.
Lot No. 12, in square 77, containing 5,899 feet, fronting 55
feet 11 inches on 22d street, by 105 feet 6 inches deep.
Lot No 6, in square 104, containing 9,236 feet, fronting 83
feet 21 inches on 21st street, by 111 feet deep.
Lot No. 6, in square 405, containing 5,885 feet, fronting 59
feet 3 inches on 9th street, by 99 feet 4 inches deep.
Lot No. 7, same square, containing 5,285 feet, fronting 59
feet 3 inches on 9th street, by 99 feet 4 inches deep.
The above lots are handsomely situated, the two last being in
the square north of the new Patent Office, and will be positive-
ly sold. The sale to take place on the premises--the iwo first
lots at 41 o'clock, and the two last (near the Patent Office) at 6
o'clock P. M.
Terms, one-fourth cash, the balance in 6, 12, and 18 months,
with interest. EDW. DYER,
may 8-eod&ds Auctioneer.
nj The above sale is postponed, in consequence of
the rain, to Thursday evening next, same hour and place.
may 28-d ED. DYER, Auctioneer.
F IVE DOLLARS REWARD.-Strayed or stolen
from the subscriber, on Tuesday, the 14 h instant, a
small sorrel mare, about 15 hands high, switch tail, a blaze in
the forehead, believed to have one white foot, and recently
shod on three feet, with rough fetlocks. She has several sad-
dle or harness marks on the back near the neck. She paces
under the saddle, and trots when in harness. The above re-
ward will be paid to anyone who will return the mare to me,
on Pennsylvania avenue, Washington.
may 28-3t J. BEARDSLEY.
OTICE.-I wish to purchase a colored boy, a slave for
life, to work in a stable, for whom I will give a liberal
price. The age to be from 17 to 20 years. Inquire of DENNIS
PUMPHREY, corner of C and 6th streets, bac'r of Brown's
Hotl mnu --R-3t.


FUN ON BOARD A STEAMBOAT.

FROM THE NEW ORLEANS PICAYUNE.
Playing a Strong Game with a Poker Player.-Not
long since a Gambler had a game played upon him by the
deck hands and firemen on board one of our Western
steamers-a game even stronger than that played by our
Second Municipality on this class of the community in
New Orleans.
It seems that he had made out to strike up a small
game of poker with some of the deck hands, and that by
dint of cheating, putting up the cards, and other tricks
known only to those up to, and who make a living by,
"handling the papers," he had transferred nearly all the
surplus revenue from their pockets into his own. He cut
and shuffle" to all appearance fair for some time, but was
finally caught at some trick, which at once led the honest
steamboatmen into the secret of how the thing was done,"
and proved that they lost their money by any other than
the "clean thing."
The game, as matter of course, was blocked" at once,
and a demonstration immediately made that the gambler
should fork over his ill-gotten gains. This he flatly re-
fused to do; said that he had won the money fair, and
that he was very clear of parting with what he had come
honestly by. They still persisted, and he still refused.
The boat at length stopped to wood, when the men, find-
ing it useless to attempt regaining their money by fair
means, resorted to a plan which the gambler undoubtedly
thought foul. Having gained the consent of the engineer
to use the engine for a short time, they forthwith put a plan
in execution-a plan rather bordering on that code of laws
generally known as coming under the especial jurisdiction
of Judge Lynch.
They in the first place made one end of a rope fast round
the neck of the wondering gambler, while the other was
tied to the end of the piston-rod, allowing him only two or
three feet slack. They told him that unless he shelled out
their money instanter, they would work the engine, and at
the same time that they were not responsible for any inju-
ries he might sustain. Loth to give up his gains, the fel-
low cast one look at the new system of extortion, coollycal-
culated his chances, and theiold them they might work
away and le d-d."
No sooner said than done; and the gambler was imme-
diately seen first chasing the piston-rod upon all fours, and
then hacking out of its way. His eye all the time was as
firmly set upon the rod as ever that of Herr Cline or Ga-
briel Ravel was upon the tight-rope. After working him
forward and backward several times, one of his tormentors
asked him :
Don't you think it best to hand over 2"
Don't bother me," retorted the gambler.
You'll get sick of that fun," said another of the boat-
men, as he was following the piston-rod up in the attitude
of a bear.
Not as you know on," rejoined the gambler, as he
backed out of its way.
In this way they ran upon the poor fellow for s,,me time,
he still manifesting an unwillingness to give up his spoils.
By this time all the cabin passengers had heard of the fun
going on below, and went down to witness it. After afew
moments' respite, the engine was again set in motion, and
the gambler along with it. The laugh from the bystand-
ers was boisterous and hearty in the extreme, as the poor
fellow, intent upon nothing but his own safety, followed
the piston-rod up to prevent his neck being jerked off, and
then backed out of its way to avoid being fairly run over
and crushed. We can liken his look and actions to nothing
save an old bear being dragged by a chain up to some point
against his will, and backing out the moment a foot of slack
was given him; or else to a savage and hungry bull dog,
with a rope round his neck, fiercely endeavoring to get at
some prey, and then being dragged back the moment his
mouth was opened to secure it.
Fire and fall back," was heard from an individual in
the crowd.
Root hog, or die," came from another.
Twig him-only look !" says one.
Here he goes, there he goes," said a second.
Ha, ha, he, he, hi, hi, ho, ho," laughs another.
Aint he in a pretty fix ?" cried still a third.
Serves him right," says a fourth.
Good enough for him," said a fifth, the piston-rod all
the while keeping him in full exercise, with the perspiration
rolling down his cheeks in streams.
Aint you most ready to hand over now ?" said one of
the plucked deck hands.
Don't bother me, I say," retorted the gambler, if you
do, I'll lose my lick."
Won't you give up the money 7" said another of those
he had fleeced.
If I do, I do; but if I do, I'm d-d," continued the
companion of the rod. "I've got the hang of this game-
understand the principles of this machinery now, and you
may work me from one end of the Mississippi to the other,
before I'll give up the first red cent-that you may."
The gambler was worked in this way until the boat was
ready to start, without flinching or showing any disposition
to give up. Considering that they had got the worth of
their money out of him in the shape of fun, and that he had
worked hard and afforded sufficient amuseTnent to more
than compensate for their odd bits and picayunes, the en-
gine was stopped and the man let loose.
After puffing, blowing, and wiping the perspiration from
his face, the gambler looked at his tormentors with a self-
satisfied air, and exclaimed, You can't come it over this
child with any of your common games. I've stood three
pluck one too often to be bluffed off, even if there was forty
against me. Any time you want to get up another game,
and there's any thing to be made by it, I'm your man."
The boat was soon under way, and all hands adjourned
to their respective callings.

A TEACHER WANTED.-Wanted immediately at
the Columbian Academy, in the city of Washington, a
young man who is well acquainted with figures, and has a gram-
matical knowledge of the English language. No questions will
be asked concerning his religion, politics, or country, where he
taught, or by whom taught.
The fact is, that it will be more in his favor than against him,
if he never taught. No recommendation whatever will be looked


at. Should the applicant be disposed to render himself useful as
an instructor of youth, he will have a better chance to qualify
himself in this establishment than in any in the Union of its kind.
None that use tobacco need apply.
The Columbian Academy is situated in one of the most salu-
brious and beautiful spots in Washington, and is in first-rate
order.
Application will be attended to immediately ; if by letter, post
paid. JOHN McLEOD,
may 22-w3w Principal.
N. B. No objection to the applicant being a gentleman, but he
must be an industrious, hard-working gentleman. This may
seem a contradiction in terms.
CABINET-MAKER, PRINTER'S JOINER,
AND UNDERTAKER.-The subscriber informs
the Public that he is now about to commence in the various
branches of his business at his old stand, near 7th street, be-
tween E and F streets, formerly occupied by Nathan Smith.
He will make to order all kinds of cabinet work at the shortest
notice. Printer's furniture of every description made to or-
der, and a po tion will be kept on hand to suit the patterns of
the Intelligencer and Globe. He will attend to funerals, as
usual, in this city or country, at the shortest notice. Long ex-
perience in the business directs him to adopt the Northern
custom of keeping coffins ready made on hand, with shrouds,
sheets, and every thing necessary for immediate interment, in
case of plague or sudden death. Two first-rate hearses alwa3 s
in readiness to attend in this city or in the country.
may 28-d2t&cp2t PETER CALLAN.
M ALCOM'S TRAVELS.-Travels in Southeastern
Asia, embracing Hindostan, Malaya, Siam, and China;
with notices of numerous missionary stations, and a full account
of the Burman Empire, with dissertations, tables, &c. By
Howard Malcom. In 2 vols. Third edition. Price $2 50.
Stewart's Sandwich Islands.-A residence in the Sandwich
Islands. By C. S. Stewart, U. S. N., late missionary at the
Sandwich Islands. Fifth edition, enlarged. Including an in-
troduction and notes by Rev. William Ellis. From the last
London edition. Ju t received and for sale between 9th and
10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
may 16- R. FARNHAM.
A L'ABRI, or, The Tent Pitch'd; by N. P. Willis.
The letters which form the present volume were writ-
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some eighty miles above Wyoming. The author, after many
years' travel in Europe and the East, has there pitched his
tent.' "
Just received, and for sale between 9th and 10th streets,
Penn. avenue.
may 16 R. FARNHAM.
IT-OR SALE AT PRIVATE SALE a likely ser-
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ON THE PROBABLE DURATION OF HUMAN LIPE.

FROM THE EDINBURGH PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL.
Dr. CASPAR, of Berlin, in his valuable work, entitled
" Der Wahrscheinliche Lebensdaur des Menschen," &c.,
1835, after having examined the current opinions as to the
average duration of human life, and as to the most satis-
factory method of ascertaining such a result, announces
his own doctrine in the following proposition The pro-
portion of births to the population in any place expresses al-
most exactly the medium or average duration of life there."
For example, suppose that this proportion is in the ratio
of 1 to 38, then the average life of the inhabitants of the
place will be found to be 38 years.
If this rule be correct, it must follow that the duration
of life increases and diminishes in a population according
as their fecundity is greater or less; so that man, if not as
an individual, at least as a member of the mass, may be said
to have it in his power to lengthen or abridge his life.
This, if true, is indeed a proposition of great importance
in political economy.
To prove that the mortality is in a direct ratio with the
fecundity of any population, and, consequently, that go-
vernments, seeing that the force of states consists not so
much on the mere number, as on the strength, fecundity,
and longevity ot their inhabitants, ought not to favor or
encourage an over-abundant population, the author has
collected together a vast number of facts, and for this pur-
pose has drawn up tables of the mortality, not only in Prus-
sia, but also in Britain, France, and Belgium.
From these researches he comes to the conclusion that
every where the mortality is directly proportional to the
fecundity of the population.
This doctrine, if confirmed by future inquiries, may, to a
certain extent, reconcile the opinions of MALTHUS and his
opponents, as it shows us that Nature herself tends to reme-
dy the evil of a redundant population.
Dr. Caspar gives a valuable table of the mortality in Ber-
lin for twelve years, from 1817 to 1829, which comprises
nearly 70,000 deaths in nearly 2.000,000 inhabitants.
The following are a few interesting data which are deri-
vable from his researches:
The longevity of the female is greater than that of the
male sex.
The age of puberty carries off 8 per centum more of the
female than of the male sex.
The proportion of deaths of women in labor is 1 in 108.
It has been an erroneous, although hitherto a very pIeva-
lent notion, that the climacteric age of a woman has a
marked influence in increasing the mortality of the female
sex.
This opinion has been shown to be incorrect by several
statistical writers, and the researches of Dr. Casparconfirm
the accuracy of their statements. On the whole, therefore,
we may assert that the longevity of the female is greater
than that of the male sex.
It is also worthy of notice that, of still-born infants, there
are more of the male than of the female sex.
Dr. Caspar proceeds to show that the medium or average
duration of life has increased considerably in most Euro-
pean cities of late years. In London this increase is great,
for it would seem that, within the last century, probable
life has increased by twenty years.
At Geneva, again, in the 16th century, one-half of the
infants born there died, we are told, before their fifth year;
whereas, in the present day, it would appear that this half
reaches nearly 43 years of age. A similar remark may be
made as to the increased length of life at Berlin.
Dr. Caspar treats pretty fully on the influence of pur-
suits and occupations on the duration of human life; and
from his inquiries it appears that clergymen are, on the
whole, the longest, and medical men are the shortest liv-
ers." The different classes may be arranged in respect to
longevity as follows:


Clergymen,
Merchants,
Clerks,
Farmers,
Military men,
Lawyers,
Artists,
Medical men,


Medium Longevity.
65 years.
62 do
- -61 do
61 do
S59 do
58 do
57 do
- 56 do


Another important agent or influence on the probable
duration of life is marriage. It is proved by the researches
of our author that the married state is favorable to longev-
ity, and especially in reference to the male sex.
The influence of poverty and destitution in shortening
the medium duration of life is well known. Dr. Caspar
gives some tables of mortality which prove the sad con-
trast in this respect between the poor and the affluent.
From these it would seem that the medium age of the no-
bility in Germany may be stated at about 50 years, where-
as that of the paupers is as low as 32 years.
The last chapter of the work treats of the influence of
the fecundity of a population upon its mortality. Dr. Cas-
par shows, by a vast number of documents, that the
mortality in any population is always in exact ratio to its
fecundity," or, in other words, the more prolific the
people is, the greater, usually, is the mortality among
them."
He alludes to the difference, in this respect, in the differ-
ent districts in England; and maintains that wherever the
number of births is highest, there the mortality is greatest
at the same time.
The same result is derivable from statistical investigation
in Belgium, France, and other countries.
Dr. Caspar concludes his work by embodying the gen-
eral principles of his researches in the following conclu-
sions :
1. The proportion of births to the actual stationary pop-
ulation of any place expresses, or is relative to, the medium
duration of life in that population.
2. The female sex enjoys, at every period of life, ex-
cept at puberty, at which epoch the mortality is rather
greater among young females, a greater longevity than the
male sex.
3. Pregnancy and labor occasion, indeed, a considerable
loss of life; but this loss disappears or is lost in the general
mass.
4. The so-called climacteric periods of life do not seem
to have any influence on the longevity of either sex.
5. The medium duration of life, at the present time, is
in Russia about 21 years, in Prussia 29, in Switzerland
34, in France 36, in Belgium 36, and in England 38 years.
6. The medium duration of life has, in recent times, in-
creased very greatly in most cities in Europe.
7. In reference to the influence of professions or occupa-
tions on life, it seems that ecclesiastics are, on the whole,
the longest, and medical men are the shortest, livers; mil-
itary men are nearly between the two extremes, but yet,
proportionally, they, more frequently than others, reach
very advanced years.
8. The mortality is very generally greater in manufac-
turing than in agricultural districts.
9. Marriage is decidedly favorable to longevity.
10. The mortality among the poor is always greater than
among the wealthier classes.
11. The mortality in a population appears to be always
proportionate to its fecundity-as the number of births in-
creases, so does the number of deaths at the same time.

FAFOR RENT-Possession given on the 1st of
September.-The Brick Warehouse and large Lot
fronting 120 feet on the Canal, at the corner of 14th
street west and Canal street. This property is decidedly bet-
ter situated for an extensive business in flour, lime, lumber,
coal, and wood, than any other in the city of Washington, and
is worthy the attention o' those who desire to embark in active
and profitable business.
To an individual who wishes to establish himself permanent-
ly in the Canal and River Trade, it will be sold for a fair price,
and on liberal terms, if the payments are well secured, and ear-
ly application is made to the subscriber.
-GEO. SWEENY,
At the Firemen's Insurance Office, Pennsylvania avenue.
ap 9-eo3t&wtf
ELLING OFF AT COST.-The subscriber, wish-
ing to leave the City, will sell out his stock of Groceries,
either at wholesale or retail, at cost, comprising an assortment
not to be surpassed in the District.
Also, a complete set of fixtures.
Persons wishing bargains will make early application, as he
wishes to close his business by the 1st of July.
Also, a first-rate carriage and horses, cart, wagon and har-
ness. A first-rate coachman can be recommended to any per-
son who wishes to purchase the carriage and horses.
GEORGE LIPSCOMB,
may 24-6tif Corner of 7th and E streets.
C IAnET WINES.-Just received 200 cases table
Claret Wine, superior quality
10 cases St. Julien Claret Wine
5 do Chateau Margaux do. of 1832
5 do Richon Longueville


WASHINGTON CORPORATION.

BOARD OF ALDEmMEN, MONDAY, MAY 27, 1839.
A communication was received from the Mayor, informing
the Board that he had received a large and elegant map of "the
State of Alabama, presented to the Corporation by the Legis-
lature of that State; which communication was read, and re-
ferred to Messrs. Watterston, Maury, and.Randolph.
A communication was received from the Mayor, in reply to a
resolution of this Board of the 20th instant, calling on the
Mayor for information in relation to any decision that may have
been made by any of the police magistrates in relation to an
infraction of the ordinance of the Corporation made for the
protection of gravel footwalks; which was read and laid on the
table.
The CHAIR then laid before the Board a letter from Wm.
Thompson, Esq. on that subject; which was also read and laid
on the table.
A communication was received from the Mayor, nominating
for Assessors Samuel Drury, John Sessford, and Jas. 'Young;
wh;ch nominations were considered and confirmed.
Mr. GUNTON, from the Committee of Conference appointed'
on the disagreeing votes of the two Boards on the bill making,
an appropriation in aid of the several fire companies of the city'
of Washington," reported that they had agreed to recommends
to this Board to recede from its amendment; and the question,
on agreeing to the report being taken by yeas and nays, it was,
decided in the negative as follows: Yeas 3, nays 6.
So the report was disagreed to.
The bill from the Board of Common Council For the re-
lief of Wm. Nottingham," was taken up, read twice, and re-
ferred to the Committee of Claims.
The resolution from the Board of Common Council concern-
ing the bridge over the canal at 14th street west, was taken up,
twice read, and referred to the Committee on Improvements.
The amendment of the Board of Common Council to the "Re-
solution granting permission to John E. Foulkes and K. H.
Lambell to make certain improvements in the Fifth Ward,"
was taken into consideration and agreed to.
On motion of Mr. CLARKS, the Board resumed the consi-
deration of the bill "making an appropriation for a gravel foot-
walk in the Fifth Ward;" and it was thon read the third time
and passed.
The bill "For the relief of John B. Cornwall" having been
ordered to a third reading on Monday last, was taken up, read
the third time, and passed.
Mr. GOLDSBOROUGH, the President of the Board, being tem-
porarily absent, Mr. BRENT, the Vice-President, took the:
Chair.
Mr. GUNTON submitted for consideration the following reso-
lution :
Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Board be:
presented to Charles W. Goldsborough, Esq for the dignified,,
able, and impartial manner in which he has discharged the du-
ties of presiding officer.
Which resolution was read and unanimously adopted.
Mr. GOLDSBOROUGH, the President of the Board, appeared
and resumed the Chair.
Mr. WATTERSTON, from the Committee of Claims, reported,
without amendment, the bill from the Board of Common Coun-
cil For the relief of William Nottingham;" and it was then
read the third time and passed.
The Bill from the Board of Common Council instructing the
joint committeqrepresenting the interests of the Corporation
with the Chesapeake ard Ohio Canal Company in regard to-
defects in the height of bridges over the canal in Georgetown
and Washington city, was taken up, twice read and amended,
and was then read the third time, as amended, and passed.
The amendment of the Board of Common Council to the re-
solution appointing a joint committee to represent and vote on
the stock standing in the name of this Corporation;n the Chesa-
peake and Ohio Canal Company, was taken into consideration
and agreed to.
'The resolution from the Board of Common Council concern-
ing a gravel footwalk in the Fourth Ward, was taken up, readc
three times, and passed.
The bill from the Board of Common Council "To provide
for the removal of nuisances in square No. 374," was taken up,,
read three times, and passed.
The amendments of the Board of Common Council to the
bill relating to the appointment of Scavengers and Superin-
tendents of chimney sweeps, and for other purposes, were ta-
ken into consideration and agreed to.
Mr. MARSHALL introduced a resolution, calling on the Guard-
ians of the Poor for information in relation to the binding out of
orphan children by the Board of Guardians; which was read
and adopted.
The Board of Common Council having adhered to their disa-
greement to the amendment of this Board to the bill Mak-
ing an appropriation in aid of the several fire companies of the
city of Washington," it was, on motion,
Resolved, That the said bill be indefinitely postponed.
On motion, Messrs. Clarke and Barclay were appointed a
committee to inform the Board of Common Council that this
Board had finished the business before it, and were ready to
adjourn.
A similar message was received from the Board of Common
Council by Messrs. Billing and Kirkwood, two of its members.
And the Board adjourned sine die.

BOARD OF COMMON COUNCIL, MONDAY, MAY 27, 1839.
Mr.. KIRKWOOD presented a petition from Richard I. Jones,
praying remission of a fine ; which was laid on the table.
A communication was received from the Mayor, submitting
an order of the Board of Health for the removal of a nuisance
on certain lots in square No. 374; which was read and referred
to the Committee on Improvements.
Another communication was received from the Mayor in the
following words; which was read and referred to a select com-
mittee consisting of Messrs. Billing and Adams :
MAYOR'S OFFICE,
Washington, May 27, 1839.
GENTLEMEN: A number of citizens have presented to the
Corporation, to be placed in the Council Chamber, a portrait
of the Hon. SAMUEL L. SOUTHARD. of the Senate of the United
States, in consideration of his valuable services in collecting
and arranging the information embodied in his able report of
1835."
I have the honor to inform the Boards that the portrait is now
in the Mayor's Office subject to their order.
Respectfully, &c. PETER FORCE.
Mr. ADAMS, from the Committee on Police, to whom was re-
ferred the. bill from the Board of Aldermen, relating to the ap-
pointment ofScavengers and Superintendents ofchimney sweeps,
and for other purposes, reported the same without amendment,
and the bill was read the third time and passed with an amend-
ment proposed by Mr. Goddard.
Mr. DEVLIN reported a joint resolution concerning a gravel
footwalk in the Fourth Ward ; which was read three times and


passed.
The resolution instructing the joint committee representing
the interests of the Corporation with the Chesapeake and Ohio
Canal Company in regard to defects in the height of bridges over
the canal in Georgetown and Washington city, was taken up.
Mr. DEVLIN moved the indefinite postponement of the bill ;
which was negatived as follows: Ayes 1, noes 17. The reso-
lution was then read the third time and passed.
The resolution from the Board of Aldermen, appointing a
joint committee to represent and vote on the stock standing in
the name of this Corporation in the Chesapeake and Ohio Ca-
nal Company, was taken up, read three times, and passed with
an amendment, and Messrs. Grammer and Billing appointed
the committee.
Mr. MAGRUDER, from the Committee on Improvements, to
whom was referred the Mayor's communication of this day on
the subject, reported a bill entitled An act to provide for the
removal of nuisances in square No. 374;" which was read three
times and passed.
Mr. BILLING, from the select committee to whom was refer-
red the Mayor's communication of this day, reported the follow-
ing resolution, which was read, and adopted :
Resolved, That the portrait of the Hon. Samuel L. Sou'hard,
referred to in the Mayor's communication of this day, be accept-
ed, and placed in the chamber occupied by, the Board of Com-
mon Council, under the direction ofthe President of said Board,
and that the expense attending the same be paid out of the con-
tingent fund.
Mr. MAGRUDER, from the Committee on Improvements, to
whom was referred the bill from the Board of Aldermen grarit-
ing permission to John A. Wilson to use the earth on 2d street
west, between Eand F streets north, reported the same with-
out amendment, and the bill was, on motion, indefinitely post-
poned.
And from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill
prescribing the manner in which applications for the sinking of
wells, erecting pumps, hydrants, and for the conveyance of wa.
ter in pipes shall be hereafter made, reported the same without
amendment, and the bill was read, and laid on the table.
Mr. MAGRUDER, from the Committee on Improvements, to
whom was referred the petition of Samuel Burch and others for
the improvement of C street north, from 2d to 3d streets west,
and the petition of Fielder Magruder and others, praying for
the improvement of 3d street west, asked to be dischargedafrom
the further consideration of the same.
And from the same committee, to whom was referred the re-
solution from the Board of Aldermen in relation to Georgia Av-
enue, reported the same without amendment.
The bill making an appropriation in aid of the several fire
companies of the city of Washington was taken up, and the dis-
agreement of this Board to the amendment of the Board of Al-
dermen was, on motion, adhered to.
The resolution approving the vote and confirming the acts of
the committee appointed to represent and vote on the stock
standing in the name of this Corporation in the Chesapeake and
Ohio Canal Company, at the meeting of said company on the








NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.

METROPOLITAN GOSSIPINGS.

LETTER XV.
New York, May 25, 1839.
LITERARY GOSSIF OF THE WEEK....DOUGLA.S JERROLD'S
SKETCHES...." DEERBROOK," BY MISS MARTINEAU....THE
WESTMINSTER REVIEW FOR APRIL...."SYDNEY CLIFTON,"
BY MR. FAY...." Six WEEKS AT FAUQUIER," BY A VISITOR
...." WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS," BY A WASHINGTONIAN....
THE NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES," BY MR. COOPER ;
lMR. COOPER AND THE PRESS...." TALES FROM ROMAN
HISTORY," BY EDWARD MATURIN...." POEMS," BY JAMES
NACK...." JON SMITH," BY SEBA SMITH....THE WEEKLY
LITERARIES....THEATRICALS OF THE WEEK....THE TAGLI-
ONIS....ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES.
He who says that New York is not the head-quarters of
Literature in this country, as well as the head-quarters, as it
undoubtedly is, of every thing else, is contradicted by the
every-day experience of your humble servant, most flatly.
The streets of this city are swarming, from week's end to
week's end, with all sorts and conditions of literary pro-
ducers,literary dispensers, and literary:hawkers and sellers.
Every other corner exhibits a bookstall, every other day
witnesses the opening of a new bookstore: the boys cry
their literary wares upon the pavements, and follow you
through the long gallery passage of the Astor," with a
proposition to buy books and pamphlets at a most unimagina-
bly low rate. The bar-rooms of almost all the steamboats
which ply in our waters are circulating libraries, or book
marts; and, in short, turn what way soever you may, your
eye rests upon some striking proof of t' truth of my posi-
tion. Truly, the schoolmaster is abroad," in Gotham !
Among the literary novelties of the week may be men-
tioned, firstly, a volume of those clever sketches written
by JERROLD for BLACKWOOD'S," within the last few years,
of which you may remember Barnaby Palms, or the man
who felt his way, as one of the most humorous and racy.
It is one of the most laugh-provoking books of its class.
The HARPERS have produced Miss MARTINEAU'S new novel,
called Deerbrook. A heavy book, in the main, though re-
lieved by some beautiful passages. No writer can describe
Nature more truthfully and touchingly than this lady, and
no one, indeed, is more readable upon almost every subject
excepting only the Martineau-Malthusian notions of pop-
ulation, and that incomprehensible doctrine of Faith in
Man," of which Miss M. may fairly claim to have been the
founder. The Westminster Review, for April, (just out
from the LEWER press,) contains a leading article from the
pen of this industrious authoress, entitled "Literary Lion-
ism," which is a most admirable paper, indeed. There is
nothing of the same length in Deerbrook to equal it. Mr.
FAY (secretary of our legation at Berlin) is nearly out of
press with a novel called Sydney Clifton, the scenes of
which are laid, mainly, in this city. I have read a few
chapters of this work, and think myself safe in pronouncing
a favorable opinion of it, in advance of its appearance.
More of it, hereafter, perhaps.
A little book about each of the White Sulphur Springs in
Greenbrier and Fauquier counties, Virginia, is shortly to
appear. That relating to the former is to emanate from
the pen of one of your citizens, a young gentleman who
has enjoyed great facilities for the prosecution of his task,
in several protracted residences among the thermal regions
of the Old Dominion." I believe the HARPERS are to
publish this little work, if their already numerous engage-
ments will enable them to do so in time for the summer
campaign. The book upon the Fauquier Springs is to
make its appearance within the coming week. It is from
the pen of a Bostonian.
Mr. COOPER'S book of the Navy I have but glanced at
as yet, not having had time to give it a thorough perusal.
What I have seen and what I hear of it convince me that
it is one of the most valuable contributions to the litera.
ture of our country that has ever yet emanated from the
press. The author has done the gallant PERRY but slen-
der justice, however, in giving to another commander so
large a share of the glory of that day, which has given
to the former the proud title of" The Hero of the Lakes."
And apropos of this author. He is in the midst of the
hottest of hot water just now, with the press of this city
and State, having just come out of court with a verdict of
four hundred dollars in his favor, against the editor of a
paper in the interior, for publishing some strictures on that
affair of the right of way over a portion of his paternal
estate; and being just on the eve of another prosecution for
libel against the editor of the Courier of this city, for a se-
vere review of Home as Found, which appeared in that
print some months ago. Col. STONE, of the Commercial,
suggests that, as every editor in the country has been almost
equally severe in his strictures upon that unfortunate book,
the whole Press of the land proceed to make up a purse
large enough to compensate the author for the loss and
damage his literary and personal reputation has sustained
by such publications.
A son of MATURIN, the author of Bertram," &c.
is now in this city, where he has made a great many
warm friends, being a young man of fine talents and
of a very high order of genius as a writer. He is about


putting to press a volume of Tales from Roman History,
specimens of which I have had the pleasure of seeing.
They are written in an easy, flowing, familiar style, bear-
ing upon their face the impressof a thoughtful, well-stored,
and appreciating mind, which it is delightful to welcome to
the rapidly increasing brotherhood of American literature;
for young MATURIN has been determined in his choice of
our land as his home, by an ardent love of our free institu-
tions, and a deep-seated desire to contribute to the develop-
ment of those energies (hitherto comparatively latent) which
need only a fair trial and a fair field to work out the estab-
lishment of a good national literature on these Western
shores.
JAMES NACK, the deaf and dumb poet, is nearly ready
with Earl Rupert and other Tales and Poems. This is one
of the most naive and clever writers of our country, and his
volume will doubtless produce him that valuable return for
his literary labors which he so much needs and so richly
deserves.
Number one of Mr. SEBA SMITH'S John Smith, with pic-
ters to match, is this day published as the first of a series
of weekly publications by COLMAN, a la Nicholas
Nickleby" and the other Boz" papers. The letter press
is very handsome, the picters" very so-soish. It is having
a great sale, being quite cheap, and composed of just the
material for general circulation.
The weekly literary papers of to-day are generally good,
although the pen of WILLIS is missed in the Corsair,
and so must be for some weeks yet to come. The New
Yorker goes on with Professor COMBE'S Phrenological
Lectures, and is otherwise quite attractive this week. The
Albion has a very sensible article upon English politics,
and takes the Queen's part in her present inter-parietal
difficulties quite warmly. The Mirror is more editorial
this week than usual, which is a good trait. The readers
of that beautifully got up" work have a right to claim a
more extensive intercourse with so clever and talented a
writer as its editor. Both General MORRIS and'SARGENT
have poetical articles in this number, the former a pretty
copy of quatrains to "the Queen of England," (who, on dit,


are now "all the rage." They certainly come nearer to
the realization of an idea that has been a good deal pro-
mulgated, but of which I never before could see the mean-
ing as applied to ballet dancing-the idea, namely, of the
poetry of motion," than any other persons of the same pro-
fession who have hitherto visited America. They draw
great crowds to the lately deserted Park, and will doubtless
have a good run (to use a green-room phrase) during their
forty nights' engagement. The lady is not beautiful, but
very graceful and chaste in her style. The husband, on
the other hand, combines grace, agility, and power as a
dancer, with personal beauty. He is small in stature,
exceedingly well made, and in face bears a strong resem-
blance to a late M. C. from this city, who is just appointed
to a high corporation office under the new regime here.
The other Theatres, by dint of hard struggling, manage
to hold their own."
Packets and people still continue to go and come,
as if it were nothing at all, nowadays, to cross the ocean.
The Shakspeare brought Liverpool dates, last night, up
to the 27th April, three days later. Nothing new of im-
portance.
Among the recent arrivals from England, the painter
OSGOOD, and his lady, whose poetical talents have lately
been the subject of much comment at home and abroad,
may be mentioned. They have both been very successful
in the cultivation of their several arts.
Among the departures, I notice those of Mrs. SAMUEL
SWARTWOUT and family, on their way to join Mr. S. in
Europe. They leave to-day in the Havre packet.
Yours, truly, J.

THE LOST PLEIAD.

FROM THE NEW YORKER. i
The singular constellation of the Pleiades (the seven
stars) is first mentioned in the book of Job, chap. ix, verse
9. He asks: Who shall contend with the Almighty,
who made Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and sealeth up
the stars '? This book is of great antiquity indeed. Even
in his day, Pleiades had a name, and was a remarkable
object in the heavens. It is known that, by comparing
the starry firmament with the tradition and history of an-
cient times, some stars are missing from the heavens, and
have been so for centuries. Whether they will ever ap-
pear again, or whether the absentees have burnt out, ex-
pired by the limitation assigned to them by their Maker,
or gone to lighten up or adorn other parts of the great em-
pyrean, cannot be known. Whether or not they have tra-
velled away into space, and, after a revolutionary lustra-
tion, will return and take their station, is alike unknown ;
or whether a veil is thrown over their disc by Him who
"sealeth up the stars," we know not. They are invisible
to mortal eyes now. For more than eighteen centuries,
the Lost Pleiad has been celebrated. New stars have
often appeared in the galaxy, or milky way, and afterwards
disappeared; but there is none, of all the heavenly lights,
which has attracted so much attention as the departure of
this one of the seven stars. Ovid was born forty-three
years before Christ. This Italian poet speaks of it: Que
septem-sex." Those which were seven are now six.
The changeless state of society in the East, until lately,
would seem to have enabled the shepherds on the plains
and mountains of Judea, in their grave nightly observa-
tions of the heavens, to mark the hour when the bright
warder left her sphere. The fact seems admitted, although
the time of its occurrence is unknown.
Hesiod flourished in the age of Homer, 907 years before
Christ. The writings of Job, Hesiod, and Homer, are among
the most ancient known to the world. Hesiod speaks of
the Oceanides (sea nymphs)daughters ofOceanus. to whom
prayers were offered to protect sailors from storms and
dangerous tempests. These daughters were seven. Pleione
was their mother. Their names were Celeyone, Merope,
Maile, Electra, Tageta, Sterope, and Celeno. After death
they were placed in the heavens, where they formed a con-
stellation called Pleiades. Six of these daughters were es-
poused to distinguished heroes, who were apotheosized, or
deified, as was then common to such men. Merope mar-
ried Silphus, son of Eolus, a mortal; and, although she
was changed into a constellation after death, the star of
Merope looked more dim and obscure than the rest; the
poets said it was for that reason. Merope has at last dis-
appeared. She is the Lost Pleiad.
One who writes beautiful poetry in our own country has
given his version of this wonderful event in Nature, in the
most pleasing manner, in the following short poetical effu-
sion, to introduce which the foregoing remarks were pen-
ned. Its mythological structure is his own:
THE LOST PLEIAD.
There were seven sisters; and each wore
A starry crown, as, hand in hand,
By Hesper woke, they led the Hours,
The minstrels of his virgin band.

And Love would come at eve, as they
Were met, their vesper hymn to sing,
And linger till it ceased, with eye
Of raptured gaze, and folded wing.

For ne'er on earth, in air, were heard
More thrilling tones than, to the lyre
Of heaven tuned, rose nightly from
The lips of that young virgin choir.
But they were coy, or seeming coy,
Those minstrels of the twilight hour-
Nuns of the sky, as cold and shy .
As blossoms of the woodland bower.

'Twas eve, and Hesper came to wake
His starry troop, but wept; for one-
The brightest, fairest of the group,
Where all were bright and fair-was gone!


They found within her bower the harp
To which was tuned her vesper hymn;
The star-gems of her coronet;
And one was with a tear-drop dim.

They told how Love had at the gate
Of twilight lingered, long before
The daylight set; but he was gone,
And she, the lost one, seen no more.
[George Hill's Poems.

PHILADELPHIA, MAY 27.
STRANGE DISCLOSURES.-A case, which has been the
occasion of considerable excitement in this community,
was heard before Alderman BINNS on Friday afternoon.
Mr. NICHOLsoN, a clerk in the employ of Mr. HEWITT,
sugar refiner in Zane street, and known as a late candi-
date for the office of Commissioner of Moyamensing, in
which district he, last year, erected a very large and very
costly dwelling, was then and there brought upon a charge
of forgery and embezzlement. He was bound over, on the
last charge, in the sum of $20,000, and, for a further hear-
ing of the first, on next Wednesday afternoon, in the sum
of $5,000.-U. S. Gazette.
[From the World" of the same date as the above, we
learn that the person held to bail as above is Mr. HASSIN-
GER, late President of the Norristown Railroad Com-
pany.-Nat. Intel.]
PENSACOLA, MAY 18.
The frigate MACEDONIAN and ship of war ONTARIO ar-
rived on Saturday evening last, after our paper went to
press. They are last from Vera Cruz, whence they sailed
on the 28th ultimo, in company withth e LEVANT. The
latter ship parted company on the 6th, bound to Havana.
The ships left at Vera Cruz the U. S. ship of war ERIE,
which was to be shortly relieved by the U. S. ship WAR-
REN, expected to arrive in a few days. The LEVANT and
ERIE are both expected to arrive here by the 20th.
The revenue cutter JEFFERSON, Captain W. FOSTER, ar-
rived here from Mobile Bay on Monday last. The JEF-
FERSON is a beautiful craft, built upon a new model, and
rigged differently from the other cutters that we have seen.
TRAW GOODS AND PARASOLS.-1 have this
day received from the North a fresh supply of new-style
Bonnets, viz.


WASHINGTON.
SLiberty and Union, now and forever, one and
Inseparable."

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1839.

THE VIRGINIA ELECTION.

We have little to add to the information we
have already given to our readers of the results of
the late Virginia Election. In several of the
Congressional Districts, the contest has been so
close that it will be some days yet before we get
conclusive information.


FROM PENNSYLVANIA.

CONSUMMATION OF THE LEGISLATIVE OUT-
RAGE UPON THE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS.

On Friday last the Locofoco majority of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives consum-
mated the outrage upon the Constitution and
upon the rights of the People, by adopting a
resolution declaring the seat of THADDEUS STE-
VENs in that body to be vacant, though uncon'
tested.
This declaration, in the teeth of law, and
in utter violation of truth, was carried by a strict
party vote of 58.to 34, and a new election was


In one of the contested Districts (the one ordered, to take place on the 14th June next,


lately represented by Mr. MAsoN) it is now re-
ported, from Winchester, that WILLIAM LUCAS,
the Administration candidate, has a majority of
13 votes over Mr. BARTON, (Whig,) and will be
returned as chosen. In consequence of the
number of illegal votes given to him, however, it
is said that his election will be contested.
In the 16th Congressional District (lately re-
presented by Mr. PENNYBACKER) there was no
opposition to the election of G. B. SAMUEL, of
the same (V. B.) politics.

CORRESPONDENCE OF THE ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE.
Colonel MERCER'S majority in Loudoun, in 1837, was
334; in the late election, 373. His total vote in 1837 was
582; in the late election, 680.
The Loudoun election, notwithstanding the day was so
unfavorable as to deter many from turning out, was fuller
than in 1837, in the contest between the same Congres-
sional candidates, and Mr. MERCER'S majority was 373,
exceeding, by 39 votes, that of 1837. The proportion, in
both elections, is more than 2 to 1 in favor of the Whig
candidate. The loss of Mr. BALL'S election, in Fairfax
who fell behind the Congressional Whig candidate 12
votes, is imputable to his opponent's long continued and
indefatigable efforts, and his having long been a deputy
sheriff in the county for which he is elected. The result
is no evidence of a reaction in the public mind in favor of
the Administration.

We are sorry to learn that we have lost from
Congress (though we hope to his own advan-
tage) another of the respected Representatives
from Kentucky, Mr. JOHN CALHOON. We learn
from the newspapers that he has removed his
residence to St. Louis, (Missouri,) and has there
established himself in the practice of the law.

IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO.

NEW ORLEANS, MAY 21, 1839.
By the schooner Water Witch, which sailed
from Vera Cruz on the 8th instant, intelligence
has been received of an import very disastrous
to the cause of Federalism. Our only hope is
that it may turn out to be a false rumor. On the
6th instant an express reached Vera Cruz from
the interior, bringing information that a pitched
battle had been fought in the neighborhood of
Puebla, between the army of the Government
and the Federalists, in which the latter sustained
a total defeat with immense loss, followed by the
dispersion of their forces. General MEXIA, it
is said, was captured and afterwards shot by or-
der of SANTA ANA. The two other leaders in
the insurrection, Generals URREA and ESCALADA,
effected their escape. The Government troops
were under the command of General VALENCIA.
If the report be true, the effect of this victory
will be to restore a temporary quiet to Mexico.
After so signal a defeat, and the loss of their
most efficient leader, the Federalists will not be
able longer to procrastinate the struggle. Prob-
ably the fugitive chieftains may seek safety by
flight to this country. But the impression is
strong that Mexico cannot long enjoy an exemp-
tion from civil war. She carries within her own
bosom the elements of discord, the workings of
which, like the throes of a volcano, are sure to
produce convulsions.-Bulletin.
[Letteis from Sacrificios confirm the news of
the defeat of the Federalists (as they are called,
Revolutionists in fact) and the capture of MEXIA,
but state that the latter was in prison, awaiting
the orders of SANTA ANA as to the disposition
to be made of him.]

FROM THE ST. AUGUSTINE NEWS, 18TH INST.
SAM JONES (Apiaka) sent in a deputation of about 20
Indians to Lieut. Col. HARNEY, at Key Biscayne, in con-
sequence of an interview with the runners sent into the
enemy's camp by order of Gen. MACOMB. Apiaka would
have come in proper person, but sent a very polite apology
to Col. Harney in explanation of his absence. Sam is a
wag in his own way. Chittee Emathla (Snake Lawyer)
and Ochee Hajo (Mad Gnat) are the representatives of
the tribe Seminole proper, and accompanied Col. Harney
in the steamer Isis on their way to Fort King. They are
of Sam Jones's party, and have been sent by him to com-
municate with the General-in-chief.


The following is the substance of an order issued to the
commanders of districts, &c. respecting the enemy, under
date of the 9th instant, from head-quarters at Fort King:
Major General MACOMB, having invited the hostile In-
dians to visit him at Fort King, and they having already
shown their willingness to do so, directs that all scouting
and active hostile operations be suspended until further or-
ders. If it be necessary to pass from one post to another,
or to movt about in the vicinity of a station, the officers
and soldiers so engaged will beinstructed to keepinthe road,
which the Indians will understand to be for a friendly
purpose, and not to molest or destroy them."
The express rider between Fort Fanning and Fort
White was fired upon by Indians on the 9th instant.
He escaped with loss of horse and accoutrements.
From Fort King of the 9th instant, we learn that a Mi-
casukee sub-chief came in at that post, accompanied by
seven warriors, and held a long talk with General Ma-
comb. He seemed delighted with the prospect of peace,
and said he would return in a few days with his whole
camp, consisting of upwards of one hundred, and also that
he would send runnersin all directions to collect the "scat-
tered tribes." The General treated them with great kind-
ness. When they are all in, it is the General's intention


being three days after the termination of the
session. Language is too imperfect to charac-
terize as it deserves, without offending propriety,
the rank atrocity of this usurpation. We trust
it will be rebuked by those whom it most con-
cerns in such a manner as to show that their
necks are not yet ready for the yoke. Having
just received the Gettysburg paper of Monday,
it gives us pleasure to learn from it that Mr.
STEVENS has immediately appealed to them
against their and his oppressors. We copy be-
low his spirited and manful Address to his con-
stituents, to whom it speaks in a tone which may
justly be described as trumpet-tongued.
TO THE PEOPLE OF ADAMS COUNTY.
FELLOW-CITIZENS: In accordance with your wishes, I
presented myself to the body now exercising the duties of
the House of Representatives of this Commonwealth, and
desired to have administered to me the oaths prescribed by
law. A majority of that body, using the same unconsti-
tutional and unlawful means which invested them with of-
ficial authority, refused to allow me to occupy that seat to
which I had been called by the free choice of my fellow-
citizens. Under the most shallow, hypocritical, and false
pretences, they have declared my seat vacant, and imposed
upon you the expense of a new election, to be held on the
14th day of June next. In doing so, they have committed
an unprecedented outrage on the rights of the People. If
submitted to by that People, LIBERTY has become but a
mere name. Already is the Constitution suspended, and
the most sacred contracts between the State and individ-
uals are violated with the most daring and reckless auda-
city. The tyrants, who have usurped power, have deter-
mined to oppress and plunder the People. It is for you to
say whether you will be their willing slaves. If they are
permitted finally to triumph, you hold your liberty, your
lives, your reputation, and your property, at their will
alone.
I had hoped that no circumstances would occur which
would render it necessary for me to be again a candidate for
your suffrages. Both my inclination and my interest require
me to retire from public life. But I will net execute that
settled intention, when it will be construed into cowardice
or despondency. To refuse to be a candidate now, would
be seized upon by my enemies as an evidence that 1 distrust the
People, and am afraid to entrust to them the redress of their
own wrongs. I feel no such fear-no such distrust. With-
out intending any invidious comparison, I have always said,
what I still believe, that the people of Adams county have
more intelligence, and not less honesty, than the people of
any other county in the State. To such a people I can
have no fear in appealing against lawless aggression. To
them I do appeal to restore to me that which was their free
gift, and therefore my right, and of which I have been
robbed by those who feel power and forget right."
I present myself to you as a candidate to fill that va-
cancy which was created to wound my and your feelings.
I do not wait to receive a party nomination from my friends.
The question now to be decided is above all party con-
siderations, and would be disgraced by sinking it to the
level of a party contest. Every freeman must be impelled
to resist this public outrage as a personal wrong to him-
self. Every thing dear to him in his country, his liberty,
the liberty of his children, and the title to his property, ad-
monish him to rise above every paltry personal and party
consideration, and rebuke tyranny at that great tribunal of
freemen, the ballot-box.
While, however, you are determined, resolute, and ener-
getic, let me implore you not to imitate the example of
our oppressors, but do every thing calmly and temperately.
This admonition is hardly necessary to the orderly citi-
zens of Adams county; but when oppression is so intole-
rable asat present, it is difficult for the most peaceableand
quiet men to control their indignation.
With respect and gratitude, I am your obedient servant,
THADDEUS STEVENS.
HARRISBURG, MAY 25, 1839.

MARRIAGES.
In Georgetown, D. C. on Sunday evening last, by the
Rev. Mr. SMITH, JOSEPH NARDIN, of Washington
City, to Miss SUSAN BAGGOT, of Georgetown.
On Thursday evening, 23d inst. by the Rev. Dr. BAR-
RON, FRANdIS HANNA, of Washington, to ELIZA
FRANCES, daughter of JOHN KEEFE, of Philadelphia.
At Black Creek, Florida, on the 8th instant, Mr.
CHARLES H. JEWETT, Commissary's Clerk, to
Miss MARGARET AUGUSTA TOWNLEY, late of
Washington city.

DEATHS.
On the morning of the 28th, Mr. JACOB DIXON,
in the 54th year of his age. His friends and acquaint-
ances are requested to attend his funeral this day, (Wed-
nesday,) at 4 o'clock, from his late residence, corner of 11th
and F streets.
At his residence in Chapel street, Albany, N. Y. on
Thursday evening, of apoplexy, at the age of 76, Gen. H.
V. DUCOUDRAY HOLSTEIN.
The deceased was a native of Germany, where we be-
lieve he received the thorough knowledge of German and
French literature which has since enabled him to sustain
himself and family here. At an early age he entered the
French army, and served many years as a staff officer under
Napoleon. He took refuge in this country upon the resto-
ration of the Bourbons, and has since been a resident of
this State. At the time of his death, he was at the head
of the French department in the Albany Female Academy.
Though almost constantly employed in this capacity, he
still found time to contribute to the literary periodicals and
newspapers, and to prepare for the press elementary French
and German works.-Argus.


The Boston Transcript mentions the death of THEO-
DORE LYMAN, senior, at his country seat in Waltham,
on Friday morning. He was one of the oldest and most
opulent merchants of Boston-one of the last of the old
school"-and has for many years past been in the habit of
distributing handsome sums of money to different charita-
ble institutions in that city and vicinity. The poor will
miss both him and his chagLy. He was a "good old gen-
tleman," and in his early nmrcantile pursuits evinced a de-
gree of enterprise every way commendable. At one period
of his life he owned some dozen or fifteen ships, which
were engaged in the Northwest Coast and Canton trade,
and at the same time his commercial pursuits extended to
every other portion of the world.

SHIP NEWS-PORT OF ALEXANDRIA.

ARRIVED, MAY 27.
Schr Crescent, Short, Bangor; potatoes to Wm. Fowle &
Son.
Schr Richard, Baker, Boston; plaster and sundries to Lam-
bert & McKenzie.
Schr Mary Patton, Messeck, New York; to Lambert & Mc-
Kenzie, and freight for the District.

PLEASURE TRIP TO THE GREAT FALLS.
The packet boat WAVE will leave Congress street
bridge, at 7 o'clock, on Sunday morning next, the 2d of June,
and on any other occasion when parties may wish to eo. and


HOME INTELLIGENCE.

REPORTED FOR THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.

LAYING THE FOUNDATION OF THE GENERAL POST OF-
FICE.-On Saturday last the corner stone of the General
Post Office, situated on Seventh and E streets, was laid,
in the presence of the following officers of the Government,
with the usual ceremonies: The PRESIDENT of the United
States, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of
War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Postmaster General,
and the Attorney General.
The Mayor of Washington and many other distinguish-
ed citizens were also present.
The following is a copy of the inscription upon the plate
affixed to the corner stgne :
GENERAL POST OFFICE UNITED STATES.
Founded 1775.
Building destroyed by tire 1836.
Rebuilt fire-proof 1839.
MARTIN VAN BUREN, President of the United States.
RICHARD M.JOHNSON, Vice President of the United States.
JOHN FORSYTH, Secretary of State, ) Commis-
LEVI WOODBURY, Secretary of the Treasury, sioners on
JOEL R. POINSETT, Secretary of War, Public
AMOS KENDALL, Postmaster General, Build'gs.
JAMES K. PAULDING, Secretary of the Navy.
FELIX GRUNDY, Attorney General.
WM. NOLAND, Commissioner of the Public Buildings, &c.
ROBERT MILLS, Architect.
The following deposits were made in a copper box, well
secured from water and air: All the newspapers of the day
published in the city of Washington, a copy of the Consti-
tution of the United States, list of the post offices in the
United States, Army and Navy Registers, coins of the
United States, a Testament, &c.

CIRCUIT COURT.-A few days ago a decision was made
by this Court which it is important to make known, that
free negroes, colored persons, and slaves residing in this
city should know and govern themselves accordingly. It
is enacted by an existing law of the Corporation-
That no free black or mulatto person shall be allowed to
go at large through the city of Washington at a later hour than
ten o'clock at night, excepting such free black or mulatto per-
son have a pass from some Justice of the Peace or respectable
citizen, or be engaged in driving a cart, wagon, or other car-
riage; an'l any free person of color found offending against the
provisions of this section, shall, on conviction thereof before a
Justice of the Peace, forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding ten
dollars; and all such offenders may be confined in a lock-up
house until the following morning: Provided, however, That
nothing herein contained shall be made to apply to any person
of color passing peaceably through the streets to or from any
meeting-house or place of worship, nor to any person of color
seift on an errand by the owner or employer ef said person."
It was contended by the learned counsel employed by a
free colored person who had been taken up and fined un-
der this ordinance of the Corporation, that the latter had
exceeded the power given to them by their charter to pass
such a law. But the Court decided the reverse. The law
is therefore in full force. Now, it behooves the colored
people to keep good hours, for we are advised that the po-
lice constables of this city intend, after the publication of
this notice, to enforce the law strictly.
VAGRANTS AND STURDY BEGGARS.-We have always
considered street beggars in general as closely allied to
thieves and pilferers; and we have rarely found ourselves
deceived when we have entertained the worst opinion of
those street mendicants who are not ashamed to beg," and
ever unwilling to work. A writer in the National Intelli-
gencer, a few days ago, called the attention of the city po-
lice to the great number of beggars, chiefly foreigners, who
are found to infest our streets. It is much to be regretted
that when such offenders are apprehended by the city of-
ficers, and committed by the police magistrates to the work-
house, the former suffer only a nominal punishment, as the
Alms House Penitentiary is not strong enough to hold
them, and as they can effect their escape almost when they
please, and have no suitable work provided them, such as
other countries and cities have deemed necessary and
proper ter the idle and dissolute, the vagabond and the
sturdy beggar.
We are sorry to observe so many sturdy beggars prowl-
ing about our city and the neighboring counties. Able-
bodied, and, in some instances, well-dressed men have pre-
sented themselves to the wealthy planters and industrious
farmers, as well as to other citizens, with petitions and me-
morials, setting forth peculiar grievances, dreadful calami-
ties, losses by fire or flood ;" which stories, for the most
part, are vile impositions upon the community. We repeat
our remark, that we think it much to be regretted that the
city of Washington has no workhouse in fact, although it
has one in name, where the sturdy beggar might be dealt
with much after the following fashion, as appears by a late
English paper which has recently been put into our hands.
A tread-mill is an excellent cure for idleness, and works
well in England to check the progress of vice, and to clear
the larger towns and cities from the pest of street mendi-
cants. We copy this paragraph for the double purpose
of showing how they dispose of sturdy beggars in Eng-
land, and of showing to our fellow-citizens on this side the
Atlantic that the Mayor of a great commercial town in the
mother country has paid a merited compliment to the
United States as a country which he had visited and com-
mended for its paucity of sturdy beggars.
TOWN HALL, HULL.-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1839.
Present, George Cookman, Esq. Mayor, and Mr. Bowden,
Alderman.
A STUaDY BEGGAR- James Cowing. Policeman 23 said,
at half past 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon he found the prisoner
begging in Medley street..
Defendant. I was begging because I was in distress. I
came across the water yesterday from Barton; but I am an
American, and have been in this country about six months, a
part of which time I have worked for my living, and the other
part I begged.
The MAYOR remarked that whilst he was in America he only


saw one beggar-a fact which he thought highly creditable to
that country. The defendant was a young man, and apparently
every way able to earn a livelihood. He should therefore send
him to the tread mill for 14 days.

SINGULAR ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE.-On Sunday last, about
noon, a free colored man, named Henry Fletcher, took it
into his head to hang himself in a tree on 13th street, be-
tween F and G, in this city. He was seen deliberately to
climb into the tree, with a rope in his hand, by two wit-
nesses named Wm. Dougherty and John Wilcox, who
watched his motions from an adjacent house, which com-
manded a full view of the tree. The witnesses left the house,
and arrived'under the tree just in time to prevent the desperate
or deranged fellow from taking the fatal leap." He had ac-
tuallyascended to the higher branches of the tree, placed the
rope round his neck, and fixed it to a strong limb of the tree,
about fourteen feet from the ground. When asked by one of
the witnesses what he was about, the fellow said he was tired
of living," and the paper which he was then in the act of pin-
ning to his breast would show why he had done the deed. Be-
ing firmly persuaded that the desperado was bent upon hang-
ing himself-seeing the rope firmly fixed round the man's neck,
and his looks quite expressive of his hellish purpose, one of the
witnesses threatened the fellow if he did not immediately come
down and deliver himself up, he would pelt him with stones.
The other witness climbed into the tree unperceived by the
negro, and secured him by the collar before he could take the
threatened leap. The miserable fellow was then conducted t6
Fielder Burch, constable, who afterwards took him to jail un-
til he could be properly examined. On Monday morning Fletch-
er was examined before Justice THOMPsON and committed as a
person of unsound mind, dangerous to go at large, and to await
the opinion of the jail physician as to the real state of his mind.
The rope which the miserable man had tied around his neck
had the regular hangman's knot" affixed to it, and all his
other arrangements seemed to indicate most unequivocally his
fell purpose of self-destruction.
Ou the paper which he had pinned to his breast was drawn
a "death's head and marrowbones," with the words "Death,
Death, Death Henry Fletcher," in the handwriting of the
latter, as he admitted to the magistrate. The writing denounc-
ed his better half with infidelity, and sundry acts of gallantry
with divers "colored gemmen," which it would be, perhaps,
an act of ungallantry, if not actual cruelty on our part to pub-
lish. One thing is quite certain, that, if the lady kept com-
pany with certain persons named in the precious document, she
has certainly not been werry particular" about her character
-seeing that one of them is a notorious scoundrel lately dis-
charged from the penitentiary on Greenleaf's point. But oh !
horribiledictu, the miserable and ill-treated negro concludes
his writing by threatening his unfaithful spouse and her guilty
companion that he wi'l torment them in this world-that in to


E DITORS' CORRESPONDENCE;

NEW YORK, MAY 27.
Another packet-ship came in last night with
Havre dates to May 2, and one day later from
London. The ministerial crisis in France yet
continues, to the serious detriment of all com-
mercial and business operations. Failures con-
tinue to take place in different parts of France,
and the crisis, so called, is indeed a crisis to
trade. What is to be the end of this crisis it is
difficult to foresee. Paris is quiet. There
does not appear to be any sign of another three
days. The Prince DE JOINVILLE is appointed
to the command of the frigate La Belle Paule.
The Havre cotton market is very dull.
From London there is nothing of import-
ance. Some of the bolder of the opposition
press begin to attack the QUEEN, and to charge
her with being under the influence of her cliques,
&c. &c. as in such cases is usual. Party spi-
rit now runs high in England, and politicians
grasp at every thing they can seize hold of for
the purpose of turning something to account
there. The conduct of the QUEEN though, as
I judge from the general tone of the British
newspapers, appears to be very unexceptiona-
ble for so young a personage. Indeed, the most
discreet part of the British press limit their at-
tacks to the Ministry. The Chartists have had
a great moonlight meeting at Bristol, at which
3,000 persons were said to be present.
The commercial news from Europe is not sa-
tisfactory. American stocks yet go hard, very
hard, except U. S. Bank. The cotton market
to-day has fallen in this city, upon the European
accounts, one-fourth of a cent. HOTTINGUER,
of Paris, it is stated in Wall street,.has refused
to accept VINCENT NOLTE'S drafts--a fact which
will create some sensation in New Orleans.
A bill-broker in Wall street, Mr. SCHULTZ, a,
German or Hollander, who has been in this city
but a few years as a dealer in foreign exchange,
took arsenic on Friday, and died on Sunday.
He has been guilty of selling bills of exchange
without handing over the proceeds to the own-
ers. He is also suspected of drawing spurious
bills. The amount of his defalcations is now
set down at about $30,000, but if he has drawn
spurious bills it is now impossible to estimate the
amount.
Some stocks have advanced to-day, especially
U. S. Bank, which is now higher than ever,
1193.

SECOND WARD ELECTION.

For Alderman.
W. B. RANDOLPH.
For Common Council.
LEWIS JOHNSON,
PETER BRADY,
J. A. M. DUNCANSON.
To supply the vacancy in the Board of Aldermen, occa-
sioned by the resignation of E. DY9R, Esq.:
W. W. BILLING.
Please publish the above ticket, and oilige
MANY VOTERS.

'r O THE VOTERS OF THE THIRD WARD.
r The undersigned presents himself to the citizens as a
candidate for Alderman for the Third Ward.
may 27-3t JOHN A. DONOHOO.
OR SALE.-Two valuable farms: one containing 190
acres, and the other 250. These farms are in the county
of Prince William, within 4 miles of the town ofBrentsville, the
county seat. The greater part of the soil is very productive,
which may be seen by the growing crops now upon them.
There is a sufficient quantity of wood and timber for their sup-
port. They are divided into several fields, and well enclos-
ed. The improvements are a frame dwelling, rather out of
repair, but good outhouses.
Any person wishing to purchase farms in Virginia would do
well to call and examine the above named before they pur-
chase elsewhere, as a great bargain may be expected, the sub-
scribers being determined to sell. For further information in-
quire at G. DYE & CO.'S Auction and Commission Store on
Louisiana Avenue.
may 29-dtf F. P. & W. B. BRAWNER.
BAROUCHE AT AUCTON.--I will sell in front of
Brown's Hotel, on Saturday, June Ist, at 5 o'clock P. M.,
a handsome Barouche and harness nearly new, not having been
in use more than six months. Sale positive and terms liberal.
At private sale, three good work Horses.
ALEX. McINTIRE,
iay 29-WF&S Auctioneer.
agXTRA RICH FRENCH WORK.-Will be open-
EB ed this day, (Wednesday,) by Messrs. DYER, at their


room, corner of Pennsylvania-Avenue and Eleventh street, a
very rich collection of French Goods, amongst which are Pel-
erines, Capes, and Collars; Veild, Scarfs, and Handkerchiefs;
Ribands, Gloves, and Thread Laces.; to which the attention of
the ladies is very respectfully requested. may 29-3t
HILDREN who may require change of air during the
warm season can be accommodated at Mrs. WADE'S, on
Capitol Hill, 2d street, near the residence of the Vice Presi-
dent. Fine water at the door.
One or two vacant rooms, with or without board, can he had.
Every attention will be paid to the children who may be placed
under her care. Bedding will be required from the parents.
may 29-3t
N EW BOOKS.-Deerbrook, by Harriet Marnieau, in
2 vols.
Algic Researches, comprising Inquiries respecting the men-
tal Characteristics of the North American Indians, by Henry
Rowe Schoolcraft, in 2 vols. this day received and for sale at
W. M. MORRISON'S Book and Stationery
may 29 store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
D EERBROOK, a Novel, by Harriet Martineau, in two
volumes,
Schooleraft's Algic Researches, Indian Tales and Legends, in 2
vols. are just received for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation
among the subscribers to the Waverley Circulating Library,
immediately east of Gadsby's. may 29
- OLD PENS, a new and very superior article, just imr.
G-X ported (a few only) and for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, Knight's patent back-spring pen
Fancy colored writing lead
Lace edged note paper
English letter and note paper of superior quality, at unu-
usually low prices
Victoria coronation sealingwax
White envelope paper, &c. are just received, in addition
to a complete assortment of every article of Stationery, select-
ed in every instance of the best quality that money can buy,
and for sale as low as the same articles, having regard to the
quality, can be found in the United States. may 29
EW BOOKS.-The Pirate's Own Book, or Authentic,
Narratives of the Lives, Exploits, arid Executions of the
most celebrated Sea Robbers, with Historical Sketches of the
loassamee, Spanish, Ladrone, West India, Malay, and Alge-
rine Pirates.
. Also, Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea, or Historical Narra-
tives of the most noted calamities and providential deliverances
from fire and famine on the ocean, with a sketch of the various
expedients for preserving the lives of mariners by the aid of
life-boats, life-preservers, &c. compiled by Charles Ellins.
Also, Confessional Trials and Biographical Sketches of the
most cold-blooded murderers who have been executed in this









FOR SALE.-The low-pressure
steamboat. CHESAPEAKE, now
lying at the steamboat wharf,
Washington city, is offered for
sale. She is a substantial well-built boat, of locust and red ce-
dar, coppered and copper-fastened; length 138 feet, breadth25
feet, depth of hold 7j feet, and well calculated for a freight boat,
and draws 4j feet water. Her engine was built by Watchman
& Bratt, Balti re; has a 36 inch cylinder, 74 feet stroke, and
an extra heavy copper boiler. She is run at small expense,
burning about 7 cords of wood in a run of 100 miles; speed 12
miles the hour.
She is a fine sea-boat, originally built to run between Mobile
and New Orleans. She is in good orders is fitted with 75 berths,
and will be sold on accommodating terms.
Application may be made to
L. W. STOCKTON, Baltimore.
D. BARNUM,
FURMAN BLACK, Washington.
may 24-2w J. H. HOPKINS, Richmond, Va.
The Philadelphia Inquirer and New York Courier and En-
quirer will insert the above two weeks and charge this office.
STEAMBOAT PH(ENIX.-This boat
will run between Washington and Alexan-
dria on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, at the following
hours, viz.
Leave Alexandria at 74, 9j, and 11 A. M.; and 2* and 44
P.M.
Leave Washington at 8L and 1(1 A. M.; and 124, 3j, and
51 P. M. JOHN WILSON,
may 11-2w Master.
aO STEAMBOAT PH(I NIX.-The steam-
boat Phcenix still continues to make her regu-
lar trips down the river to Kinsale, stopping at the different
landings on the river, going and returning.
Leaving Washington at 6, and Alexandria at 7 o'clock A. M.
on Tuesday and Fridays of each week.
Leave Kinsale at 5 o'clock A. M. on Wednesdays and Satur-
days. JOHN WILSON,
may 11-2w Master.
D ,% NOTICE.-The SteamboatJOSEPH JOHN-
SON, plying between Alexandria and Wash-
ington, will, on and after Thursday, the 9th instant, run as fol-
lows, viz.


Leave Alexandria at 8j, and 18j A. M.
and at 1, 34, and 51 P. M.
Leave Washington at 94, and 114 A. M.
and at 24, 44, and 6* P. M.


Until further notice.

may 8-dtf


IGNATIUS ALLEN,
Captain.


STEAMBOAT LINE FOR PHILADELPHIA,
Via the New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and
Railroad.


Fr HE Steamboats of this line being now in comFlete order,
Swill commence their regular route on Monday, the 18th
March instant, leaving Bowly s wharf, Baltimore, at 6 o'clock
P. M. and Dock street wharf, Philadelphia, at 1* P. M. daily,
(except Sunday.)
The Public is respectfully informed that the care, attention,
and comfort so much admired heretofore by passengers on this
line, will be strictly adhered to.
All baggage at its owner's risk. Passage through $4. Meals
as usual.
111 Freight despatched by this line with care and attention,
at moderate prices.


mar 18


T. SHEPPARD, Agent,
Baltimore.


PASSAGEFOR CHARLESTON, S. C. BY THE
Atlantic Steam Packets.


T HE well-known and popular sea steam-packets GEOR-
GIA, Captain Rollins, and SOUTH CAROLINA, Cap-
tain- Coffee, being now in complete order, (inspected conform-
S ably to acts of Congress, and furnished with life-preservers for
passengers,) have commenced their regular line between Nor-
folk and Charleston.
LEAVING NORFOLK.
South Carolina, Capt. Coffee, Saturday, 13th April.
Georgia, Rollins, "' 20th "
South Carolina, Coffee, 27th "
LEAVING CHARLESTON.
Georgia, Capt. Rollins, Saturday, 13th April.
South Carolina, Coffee, 20th "
Georgia, Rollins, 27th "
And so on, alternately, every Saturday, from Norfolk and
from Charleston.
j-" Passengers by this line for Charleston, leaving New
York on Thursday, and Philadelphia by Thursday evening's
steamboat and Friday morning's cars for Baltimore, will be in
time to take the daily Norfolk boat on Friday evening at 3
o'clock for the Charleston steam-packets, waiting at Norfolk for
the arrival of the Baltimore boat on Saturday morning.
Carriages and horses taken in the Georgia, and small pack-
ages of freight in either boat. For further particulars apply to
T. SHEPPARD, Treasurer,
ap 11-d Bowly's Wharf, Baltimore.
NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA RAIL-
ROAD LINE DIRECT.


THROUGH IN SIX HOURS, via Trenton, Princeton, New
Brunswick, Newark, &c. By continuous line of Railroad from
Philadelphia to Jersey City, opposite tIhe city of New York,
crossing the Delaware on the Railroad bridge at Trenton. A
commodious Steamboat will be in readiness at Jersey City to
convey passengers across the river without detention, taking
the baggage crates on board.
'Leaves the Trenton Railroad depot in Philadelphia, corner of
Third and Willow streets, daily, Sunday excepted.
Morning Line at 8* A. M.
U. S. Mail PilotLine at 5 P.M.


SUNDAY LINE.
Morning Line at
U. S. Mail Pilot Line at
Fare in either line $4 00.
Returning, the lines leave New York
M.


8 A.M.
5 P.M.

at 8 A. M. and 44 P.
mar 4-dtf


PASSAGE TO NORFOLK, PORTSMOUTI,
PETERSBURG, AND RICHMOND.W



THREE TIMES A WEEK.
S HE steamboats ALABAMA, Captain Sutton, and KEN-
STUCKY, Captain Holmes, will commence to run three
times a week (alternately) on Monday, the 4th of March next,
leaving the lower end of Spear's wharf every Monday, Wed-
nesday, and Friday evenings, at half past 3 o clock, and arrive
at Portsmouth next morning in time forthe cars for Wilmington,
and thence in steamboats to Charleston, which is the quickest,
cheapest, and most comfortable route.
These boats also run in connexion with the James river boats
for Petersburg and Richmond, where they arrive next after-
noon from Baltimore. This is likewise by far the most pleas-
ant route, having a comfortable night's rest and no changes
from steamboat, stages, and railroads in the dead of night, as
on the Washington route.
The company having bought the new and beautiful steamboat
JEWESS, for the purpose of running a daily line, due notice
will be given thereof; and the company hope that travellers
will patronize this line, assuring them that nothing shall be
wanting on their part to give comfort and despatch.
mar 4 JAMES PERGUSSON.
LINE FRENCH TOILET SOAP.--The subscri-
A ber has just received a supply of fine French Toilet
Soap.
Also, fresh Pomatum. LEWIS JOHNSON,
ap 24 Between 1lth and 12th sts. Penn. av.
UST RECEIVED, and for sale by W. M. MORRI-
S SON, four doors west of Brown's Hotel-
Life of the Cardinal de Cheverus, Archbishop of Bordeaux,
by the Rev. J. Huen Boubourg, ex-Professor of Theology.
Translated from the French by Robert Walsh.
EW BOOKS.-The Idler in Italy, by the Countess of
Blessington, in 2 vols.
Horace Vernon, or Fashionable Life, 2 vols.
The American Joe Miller, with humorous illustrations.
This day received, and for sale at
W. M. MORRISON'S
SBok and Stationery store, four doors west of
ap 24 Brown's Hotel.
ASH FOR N EGROES.-The subscriber wishes to
purchase a number of Negroes for the Louisiana and Mis-
sissippi market. He will pay the highest prices the market
will justify. Himself or an agent at all times can be found at
his jail, on 7th street, the first house south of the market bridge,*
on the west side. Letters addressed to him will receive the
earliest attention.
aug 23-d&ctf WM. H. WILLIAMS.
N EW GAZETTEER.--Brooks's new Universal Ga-
zetter. iust nubhlished. (1839.) in one larrff volume. cnn-


-- I


next, or that the said bill of complaint as against him will be
taken pro confesso: Provided, a copy of this order be pab-
lished in some newspaper in the District of Columbia once a
week for four months before the day aforesaid.
JOHN STEPHEN,
EDMUND KEY.
ORDERED by the Court at March term, 1839, that the
within order of publication be extended to the first Mon-
day in August next upon the same terms as to notice.
JOHN STEPHEN.
True copy : JO. HARRIS,
mar 19-w4m Clerk of St. Mary's county court.
| HE CATHOLIC ALMANAC, and Laity's Direc-
S tory for the year of our Lord 1839. A fresh supply just
received at R. FARNHAM'S,
Between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
OOKS ON AGRICULTURE, GARDENING,
Husbandry, Botany, Cattle, Poultry, the Greenhouse, the
Orchard, the Grapevine, the Mulberry, the Flower Garden,
&c. in all their various branches.
F. TAYLOR has lately been making large additions to that
class of his collection of books which range under the above
heads, among which will be found many entirely new, render-
ing it the most complete and various of any collection in the
United States.
Among many new and valuable ones will be found the fol-
lowing :
Low's Practical Agriculture. London, 1839.
The Greenhouse, by C. McIntosh. London, 1838; color-
ed plates.
Sheep ; their breeds, management, and diseases. I vol.
octavo. London, 1837.
British Husbandry. 1 vol. octavo. London.
Paxton on the Culture of the Dahlia. 1 vol. London, 1838.
WhitiAarsh on the Mulberry and Silkworm. 1 vol. 1839.
The Fruit, Flower, and Kitchen Garden, by P. Neill. 1
vol. London, 1838.
Cobb on the Mulberry Tree and the Culture of Silk. Price
25 cents.
Clarke on the Mulberry Tree, the Silkworm, and Silk. 1
vol. 1839.
The Planter's Guide, by Sir Henry Stewart.
Lindley's Flora Medica, a botanical account of all the
plants used in medicine in different parts of the world.
I vol. London, 1838.
Young Gardener's Assistant, by T. Bridgman. N. York.
Nutt on the Management of Bees. 1 vol. London.
Bagster on Bees.
Thatcher on Bees.
Smith on the Honey Bee.
And many others, the list of which will be continued in a sub-
sequent advertisement. All at the lowest prices.
"UL vrX:%1&W ( .1.VW2~ PF,,w FA-, .NwtX o T ~,


I A


R I IOE & CO. 29 and 31, Gold street, New
S York, having made recent improvements in their
works for the purpose ol manufacturing theirimproved machine
Cylinder Presses, have concluded to reduce the prices of these
presses, which will be as follows, viz.
Single Cylinder.
No. 1, has bed 40 by 29 $1,600
No. 2, has bed 46 by 31 2,100
No. 3, has bed 50 by 31 2,301)
No. 4, has bed 54 by 35 2,500
Double Cylinder.
No. 1, has bed 40 by 27 2,500
No. 2, has bed 44 by 31 2,750
No. 3, has bed 50 by 31 3,000
Large or smaller sizes can be made to order.
For the printing of newspapers, Hoe & Co.'s improved Na-
pier Presses are decidedly preferable to any others in use. The
expedition with which it prints is a desideratum that has in no
other way beenttained-the Single Napier being capable of
throwing off from 1,500 to 1,800 impressions per hour, and the
Double Cylinder twice that number. The Presses may be
driven by one strong man, or other equal power; the Single
Cylinder requires, also, two boys or girls, (one of them'to put
on, and the other to take off the sheets ;) the Double Cylinder
two to put on, and two to take off. These Presses are not liable
to get out of repair, and any careful man can learn in a few
days how to attend them properly. The parts liable to wear out
are small, and duplicates of them can always be ordered with a
new machine, and readily repla-ed when needed. R. Hoe &
Co. are the only manufacturers of the Napier Presses in this
country, and from their long experience in their manufacture,
and by the construction of new and costly machinery expressly
to facilitate the making of these Presses, are now enabled to
offer an improved article, at prices which will render them ac-
cessible to the greater part of the newspaper printers in the
United States. The Single Press occupies a space of 16 feet
by 8 feet, and the Double Press 17 feet by 8 feet.
Hoe & Co. are the sole manufacturers of the Washington and
Smith patent Hand-presses, and furnish every article necessary
for a printingoffice complete.
They also execute, with promptness,.orders for Types of
any description,and Printing Ink. ap 30-3m
ISS LANDON.-AII the Poems of L. E. L. com-
plete in one large handsomely printed octavo volume,
with portrait; price $2 50.
The same volume, full bound in splendid crimson and purple
calf, $3 75. F. TAYLOR.
TF HE VISION OF RUBETA, an Epic Story of the
Island of Manhattan, with illustrations, done on stone,
just received and for sale between 9th and 10th streets, Penn.
Avenue; R. FARNHAM.
NGLISH BOOKS.-The works of Lord Bacon, with
an introductory Essay and a Portrait, 2 vols.
Also, Byron's Life, Letters and Journal, in I vol., Murray's
edition.
Also, Byron's works complete in one volume.
The Wonders of Geology, by Gideon Mantell, LL. D. F. R. S.
in two volumes.
A few copies just received and for sale at W. M. MORRI-
SON'S book and stationery store, four doors west of Brown's
Hotel; mar 29
ELEGANT TORTOISE-SHELL TEA CAD-
dies.-The subscriber has for sale cheap, a small invoice
of elegant tortoise-shell tea caddies, at importers' prices, for
cash. LEWIS JOHNSON
EW NOVEL.-Eoneguski, or the Cherokee Chief, a
tale of past wars, by an American, is just published, for
sale by P. TAYLOR, or for circulation among the subscribers
to the Waverley Circulating Library. feb 18
OOKS FOR THE YOUNG.-A Mother's Libra-
ry for Little Folks, each volume complete in itself, vol-
ume one.
Willy's Rambles to see the House-building, volume 2.
The Birth-day Gift, comprising a variety of beautiful and use-
ful Stories.
Authentic Anecdotes of Washington, embellished with neat
engravings.
Several new and popular Works of Peter Parley, Voyager,
Traveller, and Historian.
Little Child's Own Book, by Mrs. Child.
"I have no sweetmeats, cakes, or toys,
As fit for little girls or boys ;
But look in me, and you shall find
Both food and play-things for the mind."
Rose and her Lamb, admirably adapted for improving the af-
fections of the young.
With a great variety of other useful Books for the juvenile
reader, which will always be sold as low as to be found else-
where, between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue.
R. FARNHAM.
N. B. Books of every description supplied at short notice,
when not on hand. ap 29
RINTING PAPER.-W. FISCHER would inform
printers and others that he has made arrangements with
the proprietors of the most extensive paper mills in Massachu-
setts to be supplied regularly with every description of print-
ing paper of the best quality. A large quantity of the follow-
ing sizes has just been received by the schooner Orleans, which
will be sold at Stationers' Hall on the most reasonable terms:
19 by 24 inches.
21 by 27 do
22 by 32 do
24 by 38 do
Saint Mary's County Court, sitting as a Court of
Equity, August Term, 1838.
Wm. D. Biscoe and Sarah Biscoe, his wife, executors of Robert
Lilburn.
Vs.
Dorcas Bean and Henry B. Martin.
THE Bill states that William Beau being indebted to Ro-
bert Lilburn in his lifetime in a large sum of money, to wit,
seventeen hundred dollars, executed a deed to Robert Lilburn
for a tract of land lying and being in St. Mary's county, called
Dryden, for the purpose of securing the payment to said Lil-
burn of the sum of seventeen hundred dollars and the interest
thereon, from the date of the deed, which deed was intended
to operate as a mortgage. That Lilburn is dead, and the com-
plainants are his executors; that William Bean is dead, and
that Dorcas Bean and Henry B. Martin (now residing in the
State of Mississippi) are the devisees of the said land under the
will of said Bean- that none of the money has been paid; that
the bill is filed for the purpose of obtaining decree for the
sale of the land to pay the said sum of seventeen hundred dol-
lars and the interest thereon from the date of the deed till paid ;
it is therefore ordered this 17th day of August, 1838, that the
said Henry B. Martin be and appear in this court by attorney,
or in proper person, and full and perfect answer make to the
said bill of complaint on or before the first Monday of March


C. DORSEY.


True copy. JO. HARRKI,
ap 26-w3m Clerk St. Mary's County Court.
SUPERIOR ENGLISH FISHING RODS, &c.
The subscriber has just received a supply of superior
English Fishing Rods, imported to order, consisting of, in part;
Superior fly rods, some with extra joints, &c.
Several patterns of Hazel rods, of 2, 3, 4, and 5 joints
Also, cane rods, 3 and 4 joints
Together with fine reels, grass lines, floats, Virginia hooks,
and best Kirby snooded hooks, various sizes.
For sale low at the old snuff, tobacco and fancy store, be-
tween llthand 12th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
may 1 LEWIS JOHNSON.
I E EW ENGLISH BOOKS.--This day received for
S sale by F. TAYLOR-
Life and Reign of William the Fourth, 2 vols. with many
portraits.
England under Seven Administrations, commencing with the
Canning and Goderich, and ending with the Melbourne minis-
try, by Fontblanque, 3 vols. with portraits.
Gil Bias, Paris edition, 1 vol. large octavo, containing 600
vignettes and engravings.
Moliere, in 2 vols. octavo, same style.
Flaxman's Lectureson Sculpture, 1 vol. 52 plates.
Pictorial History of England, with many hundred engravings.
Flugel's German and English Dictionary, 2 vols. octavo, Leip-
sic, 1838.
Pictorial Shakspeare, each play published separately, con-
taining each forty to fifty engravings and vignettes, London,
1839, price 87 cents each.
Clarke's Riches of Chaucer.
The Works (in Italian) of the Four Italian Poets, Dante,
Petrarch, Ariosto, and Tasso, the whole complete in 1 octavo
volume, Paris edition. may 1
PASSAGES FROM THE DIARY KEPT AT
Philadelphia during 1774, 1775, and 1776, by Christopher
Marshall, Member of the Committee of Observation, of the Pro-
vincial Conference, and of the Council of Safety, 1 small vol-
ume, now first published, is this day received for sale by F.
TAYLOR. L mar 7
AVIES' MATHEMATICAL CLASS-BOOKS
for Academies and Schools, viz.
Davies's Mental and Practical Arithmetic
Key to ditto
Davies's First Lessons in Algebra
Do Bourdon's Algebra
Do Legendre's Geometry
Do Surveying
Do Analytic Geometry
Do Descriptive Geometry
Do Differential and Integral Calculus, and
Do Shades and Shadows.
All for sale by F. TAYLOR, to schools, colleges, or the trade,
at the publishers' prices.
The above books are recommended by Professor Webster,
Geneva College, New York ; Professor Church, U. S. Milita-
ry Academy; Professor Church, Dartmouth College, N. H.;
Professors Norton and Hackley, of the University of N. York;
Professor Park, of the University of Pennsylvania; Professor
Catlin, of Clinton College, N. Y.; Professor Ammen, of Bacon
College, Georgetown, Ky.; Professor Johnson, Principal of


a oultvllL, ullu Lj LUl bLIC UL JLLUL a11 an S ll.Uln y IT IlJseIlany, o e 0
conducted by Grenville Mellen and William Cutler, assisted
by several of the most popular and interesting writers in this
country.
The work will be issued and sold by the single number at 50
cents, or to yearly subscribers at $6 a year; tLit if paid in ad-
vance, $5 a year only will be required.
Subscriptions received by R. FARNHAM,
Between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
L ORILLARI)'S FIN t--CUT TOBACCO.-
The subscriber has just received a supply of fresh Loril-
lard's fine-cut chewing and smoking Tobacco.
LEWIS JOHNSON,
may 13 between llth and 12th streets, Penn. Av.
SEt0 CLAIMRAN'ts.--FKRArNi A. 1)DCKINS, ot the
-- city of Washington, having resigned the appointment
held by him for several years in hle Treasury and War Depart-
ments, has undertaken the agency of claims before Congress,
and other branches of the Government, including commission-
ers under treaties, and the various public offices ; also, the pro-
curing of patents for public lands, prosecuting claims for servi-
ces in the Revolution, and for Navy pensions, and generally
such other business as may require theaid of an agent at Wash--
ington. He will likewise attend to the prosecution of bounty
land claims upon the State of Virginia, and the recovery of
lands in Ohio which have been sold for taxes.
Persons having, or supposing themselves to have claims, will,
on transmitting a statement of the facts, be advised of the pro-
per course of proceeding. His charge will be moderate, ie-
pending upon the amount of the claim and the extent of the
service.
He is also agent for the American Life Insurance and Trust
Company, which has a capital of two millions of dollars paid in,
and for the Baltimoln Fire Insurance Company.
Mr. F. A. DICKINS is known to most of those who have been
in Congress within the -ast few years, or who have occupied
any public situation at Washington.
His office is on Pennsylvania Avenue, between Fuller's Ho-
tel and Fifteenth street.
][- All letters must be post paid. july 6-dly
THE GENERAL HISTORY OF CIVILIZA-
TION IN EUROPE, from the fall of the Roman
empire to the French Revolution, translated from the French
of M. Guizot, Professor of History to La Faculte des Lettres of
Paris, and Minister of Public Instruction, first American from
the second English edition, for sale at MORRISON'S Book-
store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
IBERCROM1BIE on the Christian Charac er
and the Culture and Discipline of the Mind..-.
Just received, for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, just received, The Merry Tales of "The Three Wise
Men of Gotham," by Mr. Paulding, author of Dutchman's Fire-
side, Westward Ho! &c. mar 13
YIHE RUINS OF ATHENS, Titaiia's Ban-
quet, a Mask, and other Poems, by G. Hill, just re-
ceived, and for sale between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylva-
nia avenue.
feb 25 R. FARNHAM.
POCKET-BOOKS, WALLETS, & PURSES*
The subscriber has a variety of the above articles, made
of the best materials, at the lowest prices.
L. JOHNSON.


P PORTRAIT OF WASHINGTON.-- his celebrat-
ed painting, from a copy taken from the original picture,
by Stuart, in Faneuil Hall, Boston; and, also, the Declaration
of Independence, with fac-similes of the signatures and like-
nesses of the signers, the arms of the States, and the portraits of
the Presidents, published by the Franklin Print Company,
Boston, may be had at the bookstore ofR. FARNHAM, between
9th and 10th streets, Penn. avenue. jan 23
OLORED PRINTS.-W. FISCHER has just re-
ceived from the publishers, on consignment, an extensive
assortment of handsome colored lithographic prints, consisting
of portraits, landscapes, mourning pieces, animals, birds, &c.
comprising 100 different kinds. To an examination of which
he would invite the Public, particularly dealers, as they will be
sold, wholesale or retail, at very reduced prices, to close sales.
IIIORIDA WATER AND REAL GERMAN
S COLOGN E.-The subscriber has a small lot of Real
German Cologne and Florida Water, direct from the manufac-
turer. L. JOHNSON,
mar 25 At the old Snuff, Tobacco, and Fancy Store.
SEW BOOKS.-Romance of The Harem, by Miss Par.
doe, author of City of the Sultan," &c. in two volumes,
12mo.
The American in Paris, by John Sanderson, Esq. in two vol-
umes, 12mo.
Indecision, a tale of the far West, and other Poems, by B. K.
Mitchell, M. D. in one volume, 12mo.
Tales of Enterprise, for the amusement of youth, embellished
with engravings on steel, in one small volume.
Just received for sale at
GARRET ANDERSON'S,
Pennsylvania avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
mar 27-3t
AWES'S POEMS.-Geraldine, Athenia of Damas-
cus, and Miscellaneous Poems, by Rufus Dawes, just re-
ceived and for sale, between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsyl-
vania avenue.
feb23 R. FARNHAM.
f HE IRON TRADE.-Just published, and this day
received for sale by F. TAYLOR, Catechism of Iron, or
the Merchant's and Mechanic's Complete Guide to the Iron
Trade, with practical remarks and useful observations, includ-
ing a new and comprehensive set of tables, arranged on an im-
proved method, containing the weights of more than 1,000 dif-
ferent bodies and substances of iron, and giving the nearest
proportionate number of feet which is equal to a ton in weight
of each of the different bodies and sizes; compiled from the
best English authorities; 1 pocket volume. feb 25
IFE OF CHRIST, in the Words of the Evangelist,
a complete harmony of the Gospel History of our Saviour,
for the use of young persons, illustrated with engravings after
Chapman and others, by Adams.
Riches without Wings, or, The Cleveland Family, by Mrs.
Seba Smith.
With more juvenile books, just received and for sale between
9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
jan 16 R. FARNHAM.
In St. Mary's County Court, sitting as a Court of
Equity.
James J. Gough, trustee of Robert McK. Hammett,
vs.
Robert McK. Hammett and George Hammett.
T HE BILL in this cause states that on the 12th day of
March, 1838, Robert McKelvie Hammett, one of the de-
fendants, became a petitioner for the benefit of the insolvent laws
of Maryland, and that the complainant was appointed his per-
manent trustee ; that on the schedule of the property given in
by the insolvent were three tracts of land, one called Mill Pond,
one called Stiles's Chance, and the other called Bellwood; that
prior to the said Robert McKelvie's said petition, he, being large-
ly indebted to divers persons and beyond his means of payment,
to wit, on the 22d of February, 1838, did, by deed of bargain
and sale, convey to one George Hammett, of the city of New
Orleans, in the State of Louisiana, in fee, the said tracts of land,
which said tracts of land were so conveyed without full and valu-
able consideration, and to protect them from all liability for the
debts of the said Robert McKelvie. The bill prays that the said
defendants be required to declare on oath, whether any, and, if
any, what consideration was given by the said George Hammett
to the said Robert McKelvie Hammett for the said tracts of
land. The bill further prays that the said deed he cancelled,
and that the same 6e sold subject to the payment of said Robert
McKelvie's debts. It is therefore ordered, this 20th day of
April, 1839, that George Hammett be and appear in this Court
on or before the first Monday of August next, and put in his
answer, on oath, to the said bill, and in default thereof that said
bill be taken pro cenfesso against him, provided a copy of this
order shall be inserted in some newspaper published in the city
of Washington, once a week for three successive months before
the first Monday in August next.


AGENCY at WASHINGTON.-JAMES H.CAUS- E NGRAVINGS, LITHOGRAPHS, WORST-
TEN,(lateof Baltimore,)having made this city his perma- ED PATTERN S, &c. &. among which are the por-
nent residence, will undertake, with his accustomed zeal and traits of all the Presidents of the United States and other great
diligence, the settlement of claims generally; and more parti- men.
cularly claims before Congress, against the United States, or Quills, Crayons, Drawing and other Pencils, Visiting and
the several Departments thereof,and before any Board of Comn- Playing Cards, Mathematical Instruments, &c. for sale at S.
missioners that may be raised for the adjustment of spoliation CARUSI'S Music Store. feb 21-dtf
or other claims. He has now in charge the entire class arising INE JET BEAD BAGS.-The subscriber, at the
outof French spoliations prior to the year 1800; with reference .old Snuff BEAD cAGS.-The subscriber, at the
to which, in addition to a mass of documents and proofs in his old Snuff, Tobacco, and Fancy store, has just received
possession, be has access to those in.he archives of the Govern- some fine Jet Bead Bags for sale low. Also, a variety of fancy
possession,e has access to those inthecolored Bead Bags, very superior.
ment. LEWIS JOHNSON
Claimants and pensioners on the Navy fund, &c. bounty lands, LEWIS JOHNSON,
return duties, &c. &c. and those requiring life insurance, can ap 24 Between llth and 12th streets, Penn. Av.
have their business promptly attended to by letter, (post paid) ] Ei BOOKS.-The Idler in Italy, by the Countess of
and thus relieve themselves from an expensive and inconve- l Blessington, in two vols. 12mo.
nient personal attendance. Horace Vernon,a tale of'fashionable life, in two vols. 12mo.
Having obtained a commission of Notary Public, he is prepar- The American Joe Miller, comprising whims, scraps, and
ed to furnish legalized copies of any required public documents oddities, with numerous illustrations by Johnson, in one vol.
or other papers. He has be n so leng engaged in the duties of 18mo.
an agent, that it can only be necessary now to say that economy Just received for sale at
and prompt attention shall be extended to all business confided GARRET ANDERSON'S,
to his care; and that, to enable him to render his services and Pennsylvania avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
facilities more efficacious, he has become familiar with all the ap 29
forms of office. A NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.-On the first
Office on Fstreet, near the new Treasury Building. of June next will be published, in New York, a new pe-
feb 26-- r;nilodil undl-r tha t;rl, of C tl nl' M,,nthl, Mi_; .ll .... tM hb


Roman Empire in mne west, up to the Congress ot Vienna.
Translated by Crichton, I volume of 600 pages, bound, price
81 25.
The Beauties of History, 1 volume, with many engravings,
75 cents. ap 29
E W STATIONERY.-F. TAYLOR is now opening
large supplies of some of the most perfect articles of
Stationery that have been brought to Washington, a considera-
ble portion of which is his own importation ; among it will be
found-
English Letter Papers-very superior white and blue, laidand
ivory surface, plain and gilt, some of it put up in very conveni-
ent cases for the countingeroom.
French Letter Paper; English Note Paper.
English Folio Post, entirely of linen, made thin for cheque
books.
"Coronation (Victoria) Sealing Wax," London, 1839, put up
in boxes of one pound each, very superior.
Permanent Ink, manufactured by Johnson & Co., London,
without iron or galls, an entire new article, just imported, and
claiming (for alleged scientific and chemical reasons) to be su-
perior to any other ink or fluid whatever.
Knight's Patent Back-spring Pen," London, 1839, of an
entirely new construction and different action from any of the
pens now in use.
Terry's London Ink-black, red, japan and copying, and
Terry's Ink-powder; Ivory Wafer-stands.
Stevens's blue and red fluid, changeable and unchangeable.
Windle's Swan Quill Metallic Pens.
Butler's Piemium Writing Fluid, an entirely new article.
And many other articles of Stationery too numerous to men-
tion, all of the best quality that money can procure, which will
be sold as low (having regard to the quality) as the same arti-
cles can be bought for in the United States. ap 19
L ECTURES upon the history of St. PAul, delivered dur-
ing Lent at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Upper Chel-
sea, by the Rev. H. Blunt, A. M., rector of Upper Chelsea, and
formerly fellow of the Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Just received and for sale at MORRISON'S Book and Sta-
tionery store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
mar 6 [Globe I
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia tor the
County of Washington.-In Chancery.
Eleanor Dewees
vs.
Thomas Mustin and others.
A ROTHWELL, the Trustee appointed by this Court
to make sale of the property belonging to the heirs of
William Dewees, deceased, in the complainant's bill described,
by a decree of this Court, dated the 7th day of December, 1838,
having sold the same, as ordered by the Court, and made his
report of said sale, upon the'26th day of April, 1839, stating that
the said Eleanor Dewees became the purchaser of the said pro-
perty described as the lots or pieces of ground situate on 13th
street, in the city of Washington, being the same on which the
said William Dewees resided on the 17th of March, 1828, be-
ginning at the distance of twenty-nine feet from the southwest
corner of lot No. 10, in square 289, and extending northward
76 feet 9 inches to G street; thence, eastward on the said street
97 feet 3 inches; thence, south 76 feet 9 inches; and thence,
westward to the beginning, containing, by estimation, 7,100
feet, be the same more or less, together with the improvements
and buildings thereon, subject to the dower of the said Eleanor,
on the 12th of March, 1839, for the sum of 4,000. It is ordered
and decreed, upon this 1st day of May, 1839, that the said re-
port and all of the proceedings of the said Trustee in the pre-
mises be, and are hereby, ratified and confirmed, unless cause


SMERICAN Edition of McCulloch's Commercial
Dictionary, with additions by Professor Vethake, au-
thor of Vethake's Political Economy.-The first number of this
valuable work will be ready for distribution in a few days. In
the mean time, a specimen can be examined at the Bookstore
of F. TAYLOR, where subscriptions will be received.
The work is issued in a shape convenient for transportation
through the mail to any part of the United States, and will be
forwarded, strongly enveloped, upon application to the adver-
tiser. ap 22
N ET VW BiOOKS.-A Dinti;. i fth, Cro.h --_.-* *


A u .. cI J.' uliu"onarl y ot UIU t VIIUUII, contLalIlnn
-I an Exposition of terms, phrases, and subjects connected
with the external order, sacraments, worship, and usages of the
Protestant Episcopal Church, with an especial reference to the
Church in the United States, by the Rev. W. Saunton. This
also we wish, even your perfection."
Also, Shanty, the Blacksmith, a Tale of other Times, by Mrs.
Sherwood, is this day received and fr sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
ap 3 [Glo] Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
ISS SHERBURN E'S TAL ES.-Imogene, or the
Pirate's Treasure,
The Demon's Cave, tales by George Ann Humphreys Sher-
burne, just published and for sale by
WILLIAM FISCHER,
may 8 [Glo & Ad] At Stationers' Hall.
SEW BOOKS.-The Cabinet Minister, by Mrs. Gore,
authoress of Hungarian Tales, &c. &c.
Pascal Burno, a Sicilian Story, &c. by Theodore Hook.
The Little Frenchman and his Water Lots, with other
Sketches of the Times, by George P. Morris, with etchings by
Johnson.
Received and for gale at W. M. MORRISON'S Book and
Stationery store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel. ap 19
UTLER'S BLUE INK, BLACK INK, AND
WRITING FLUIDS.-An entirely new and su-
perior article is this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also just opened a supply of Johnson's Permanent Black Ink,
just imported from London, manufactured without iron or galls,
and warranted not to mould, corrode, precipitate, or decay.
Stephens's Red Fluid.
Stevens's Blue Inks and Fluids,- Light-blue, Dark-blue,
Changeable and Unchangeable.
Terry's London Ink, Black, Red, Japan, and Copying.
Do Writing Fluid.
Perry's Perryian Fluid for the Perryian Pens.
Arnold's and Felt's Inks and Fluids.
Dobb's Exchequer Ink.
Guyot's French Black Ink.
Red and Black Ink Powder.
And every article of Stationery constantly kept on hand, se-
ected of the best quality that can be procured, without refe-
ence to cost, and for sale as low as they can be found (having
egard to quality) any where in the United States. may 2
WAN QUILLS.-A small lot, very superior, is just
received, for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, English Letter and Note Papers
Stevens's Blue and Red Fluids, all kinds
Royal Scarlet Sealing Wax, in boxes
Perry's National Pen, a new article
Perry's Mapping and Lithographic Pens
Desk Weights, large Ivory Letter Folders
Rodgers's Desk Knives and Erasers
Penknives in great variety.
All at as low prices as the same articles (having regard to


CAMB00S P ROVJ.


American Life Insurance and Trust Company.
OFFICEs-No. 136 Baltimore street, Baltimore; and Wa'l
street, New York.
AGENCY-Pennsylvania Avenue, between Fuller's Hotel
and the Treasury Department, Washington city.
CAPITAL PAID IN $2,000,000.
PATRICK MACAULAY, President, Baltimore.
JOHN DUER, Vice President, New York.
SONEY received daily on deposit, on which interest will
J.L be allowed, payable semi-annually. The Company also
insures lives, grants annuities, sells endowments, and executes
trusts.
Of the rates of insurance of$100 on a single life.
ANNUAL PREMIUM.
Age. 1 year. years. For life. Age. 1 year. 7 years. For life.
14 72 86 1 53 38 1 48 1 70 3 05
15 77 88 1 56 39 1 57 1 76 3 11
16 84 90 1 62 40 1 69 1 83 3 20
17 86 91 1 65 41 1 78 1 88 3 31
18 89 92 1 69 42 1 85 1 89 3 40
19 90 94 1 73 43 1 89 1 92 3 51
20 91 95 1 77 44 1 90 1 94 3 63
21 92 97 1 82 45 191 1 96 3 73
22 94 99 i 88 46 1 92 1 98 3 87
23 97 1 03 1 93 47 1 93 1 99 4 01
24 99 1 07 1 98 48 1 94 2 02 4 17
25 1 00 1 12 2 04 49 1 95 2 04 4 49
26 1 07 1 17 2 11 50 1 96 2 09 4 60
27 1 12 1 23 2 17 51 1 97 2 20 4 75
28 1 20 1 28 2 24 52 2 02 2 37 4 90
29 1 28 1 35 2 31 53 2 10 2 59 5 24
30 1 31 1 36 2 36 54 2 18 2 89 5 49
31 1 32 1 42 2 43 55 2 32 3 21 5 78
32 1 33 1 46 2 50 56 2 47 3 56 6 05
33 1 34 1 48 2 57 57 2 70 4 20 6 27
34 1 35 1 50 2 64 58 3 14 4 31 6 50
35 1 36 1 53 2 76 59 3 67 4 63 6 75
36 1 39 1 57 2 81 60 4 35 4 91 7 00
37 1 43 1 63 2 90

Applications, post paid, may be addressed to PATRICK
MACAULAY, Esq., President, Baltimore) or MORRIS ROB-
INSON, Esq., Vice President, New York; to which immedi-
ate attention will be paid.
a Applications may also be made personally, or by letter, post
paid, to FRANCIS A. DICKINS, Esq. Agent for the Company
in the City of WASHINGTON. His office is on Pennsylvania
Avenue, between Fuller's Hotel and 15th street. ap 23-dly
BAiLj'TiiAI)t E LIF, E IN SU i AN Ci COMPANY Y,
JOHN J. DONALDSON, PRESIDENT,
NSURES LIVES for one or more years, orfor life.

Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
Age. One year. Seven years. For life.
25 1.00 1.12 2.04
30 1.31 136 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
GRANTS ANNUITIES.
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. -
SELLS ENDOWMENTS.
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.

AGENTS.
James H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
John 0. Lay, Richmond, Va.
D. Robertson, Norfolk, Va.
A. S. ridball, Winchester, Va.
George Richards, Leesburg, Va.
Neilson Foe, Frederick, Md.
mar 1-ly
ARLEY'S MAGAZINE for March, lust received.
Also, the former numbers, with the volumes bound.
ap 4 R. FARNHAM.


Plates. Long.
No. ft. in.
2 of 4 6
2 46
1 44
1 44
1 44
1 46
1 39
-2 26
1 44
1 44
1 44
2 51
2 48
1 29
1 29
1 46
2 32
1 42
1 46
1 56

26 plates.


The plate iron should be of the best quality, rolled exact to
thickness, sheared to the given size, and kept straight and level.
The bar iron, with the exception of the pieces marked H, to
he rolled, the edge ull and square. Those two pieces marked
H to be of hammered iron, and not rolled.
The flanch iron to be rolled, and must hear to be swaged to a
right angle lengthwise without cracking.
The whole of the bar iron to be cut to the length, and no tails
or raw ends left.
FOR SCHOONERS.
List of iron required for one camboose for a schooner.

Plates. Long. Wide. Thick. Bar iron for one camboose for
No. ft. in. ft. in. in. schooner.
3 3 0 2 6 1-4 Bars. Long.
2 3 5 1 8 1-4 No. ft. in.
2 3 3 1 8 1-4 5 6 0 3 in. wide, tthick
1 1 8 1 5J 1-4 3 7 0 3 by
1 1 8 1 2* 1-4 5 7 0 3 by
1 3 0 1 14 1-4 1 5 0 3 by
1 3 0 1 0 1-4 2 6 0 2 by
1 3 1 1 0 1-4 1 5 0 1 by
1 2 6 0 9 1-4 1 6 0 1byf
1 3 6 1 2 1-4 4 6 4 inchsquare
1 3 4 0 10 1-4 3 5 6 square
1 3 10 2 1 1-8 2 6 6 J round
1 3 0 1 7 1-16 60 pounds of inch round iron
1 3 0 1 7 3-8 for rivets.

18 plates.
The above plate iron to be of the best quality, rolled exactly
to thickness, sheared correctly to the size, and kept straight
from the shears.
The bar iron to be rolled, with square edges. All the flat iron
must bear ta swage to a right angle lengthwise without cracking;
to be cut to the proper length, and no tails or raw ends left.
All of :he aforesaid camboose iron must be of American man-
ufacture, and free from flaws, cracks, and all other defects.
On delivery, the said camboose iron will be submitted to such
test as may be necessary to prove its good quality and conform-
ity to the schedules, which will form a part of the contract, un-
der the directions of the commanding officer of the Navy Yard,
Washington, and must be entirely to his satisfaction, or it will
be rejected, and the contractor or his agent will be required to
remove it from the Navy Yard without delay.
Ten per centum will be withheld from the amount of each
delivery made as collateral security in addition to the bonds to
be given to secure the performance of the respective contracts,
which will in no event be paid until the contracts are complied
with in all respects.
Ninety per centum will be paid within thirty days after bills
for the said iron shall be approved and presented to the Navy
Agent. may 11-3tawtd
131 To be published three times a week in the National In-
tellgencer, Globe, Army and Navy Chronicle, Boston Daily
Advocate, Hartford Times, New York Evening Post, Trenton
Emporium, Pennsylvanian, Pennsylvania Reporter, Baltimore
Republican, and Richmond Enquirer.
JUST RECEIVED-
Bruff on Engineering Field Work, 1 vol.
Hancock on Common Road Steam Carriages, 1 vol.
Capt. Glascock's Naval Officer's Manual, 2 vols.
Gwilt on Arches,
Robson's Marine Surveying,
Ure's Dictionary of Mineralogy and Chemistry, with their ap-
plications, and other English works, just imported, for sale by
feb 15 F. TAYLOR.


Wide.
ft. in.
2 0
1 4
1 1
1 10
0 9
1 6
1 2
1 7
1 8
1 3
2 6
2 1
2 1
1 8
2 0
0 7
0 7
0 1
1 2
2 6


Thick.
in.
3-8
38
3-8
3-8
3-8
5-16
5-16
1-4
3-8
3-8
3-8
3-8
38
3-8
3-8
1-4
1-4
3-16
3-8
1-16


Bar iron for one camboose.
Bar. Length.
No. ft. in.
3 of 11 0 44 in.wide, 4 thick
2 9 0 1f do do.
7 9 4 1i square
2 10 0 do
3 6 0 l round
H 1 2 0 9 in. wide, thick
H2 3 0 34 by 1l
1 10 0 4 round
1 601* do
Corner or flh iron.
2 of 9 0 4 in. wide, 4 thick
2 9 0 3 by
1 7 0 4 by
1 5 0 4 by S
1 5 0 4 by
6 9 0 4 by
2 8 0 4 by
200 poundsof round iron for riv-
ets j diameter.


ILLUSTRATIVE EDITION of Oliver Twist, com-
plete in 1 vol.
Gurney Married, a Sequel to Gilbert Gurney, by the author
of Sayings and Doings, &c.
Also, a fresh supply of Waverley Novels at 25 cents per
volume.
Guy Mannering, with or without plates.
The above just received and for sale atMORRISON'S Book-
store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel. feb 13
LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, by William
Linn, 1 vol. of 267 pages, full-bound, with portrait; price
75 cents.
Life of Jefferson, by Professor Tucker, 2 vols. octavo; price
$5, just received and for sale by F. TAYLOR.
JEW BOOKS.-The Cabinet Minister, a novel, by
Mrs. Gore, author of Mothers and Daughters, is this day
received for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation among the
subscribers to the Waverley Circulating Library.
Bakewell's Geology, a new and enlarged edition, (1839,) ed-
ited by Professor Silliman.
Sedgwick's Public and Private Economy, part third.
Pothier on Contracts, translated from the French, 1 volume
octavo.
Book of the Constitution, (British,) 1 volume octave, London.
The Complete Works of Ben Jonson, edited by Barry Corn-
wall, I volume octavo, London.
Low's Practical Agriculture, 1 volume octavo, London.
Lyell's new work on Geology, I volume, London.
And many other new English works, of which the list will
be continued. ap 15
V VICTORIA SHELL TUCK-COMBS.--Just re-
ceived an additional supply of the above beautiful combs,
warranted tortoise shell, various sizes, at factory prices.
LEWIS JOHNSON,
Snuff, Tobacco, and Fancy Store, between llth and 12 streets,
Pennsylvania avenue. ap 5
UST RECEIVED, and for sale by W. M. MORRI-
SON, four doors west of Brown's Hotel, The American
Mechanic, by Charles Quill, second edition.
Also, The Lufty and the Lowly Way, by Mr. Sherwood.
Also, Forbid Them Not, or, The Hindrance which Prevents
Little Children from Coming to Christ, by S. E. Dwight.
ap 5 [Globe]
EW BOOKS.-Bubbles of Canada, by the author of
Sam. Slick, in 1 vol. 12mo.
The Women of England, their Social Duties and Domestic
Habits, by Sarah Stickney Ellis, in 1 vol. 12mo.
Oliver Twist, by Boz, cheap edition, in 1 vol. 8vo. Just re-
ceived and for sale by GARRET ANDERSON,
mar 8-3t Penn. Avenue, between llth and 12th streets.
'ICHOLAS NICKLEBY.-The Tenth Part of Nich-
olas Nickleby, by Boz, price 124 cents, is this day re-
ceived for sale by GARRET ANDERSON,
mar 8-3t Penn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
EW BOOKS.-T'he Spirit of the East, or a Journal of
Travels through Roumeli during an eventful period, by
D'Urquart, Esq. in 2 vols 12mo.
Sterling Penrudock, or the Highminded, by the author of
Tremaine, De Vere, &c. in 2 vols.
Evira, the Nabob's Wife, a tale by Mrs. Monkland, 2 vols.
Conversationson Nature and Art, with plates, 1 vol.
Just received for sale at GARRET ANDERSON'S,
Pennsylvania Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
AFTER CO LORS, BRUSHES, AND IVORY.
W. FISCHER has just received an additional supply
of Osborne's superior water colors, in mahogany boxes, com-
prising every size, from the largest, with lock and key, at $20,
to the smallest, in paper boxes, at 12 cents each. Also, every
shade of color, in single cakes, by the same manufacturer, and
Newman's English colors, with every kind of camel's hair and
sable brushes, and all sizes of superior ivory for miniature
painting, with suitable morocco cases, square and oval; all of


NAVY COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE, May 8, 1839.
PROPOSALS, sealed a.nd endorsed, will be received at this
office until 3 o'clock P. M. of the first day of June next,
for furnishing and delivering at the Navy Yard, Washington,
all the (late, bar, and rivet iron necessary in the construction
of twelve cambooses for sloops of war of the first class, and ten
cambooses for schooners; each camboose requiring the number
and description of plates, bar, and rivet iron following, viz.
FOR FIRST CLASS SLOOPS OF WAR.
List of iron required for one camboose for a sloop of war
of the first class.


mar 25 Between 1lth and 12th streets, Penn. Av. T RAVELLER'S EDITIONS, Cheap.-Ivanhoe
THE STATE )OF SOUTH C ROLINA. complete for 37 cents, good paper and type.
THE STATE OF SOUTH C ROLI Oliver Twist, two volumes complete in one, with engravings,
Charleston District--In Chancery. price 37 cents.
cEWIS CRUGER, administrator of Charles Murray, The Tor Hill, by Horace Smith, author of"Brambletye
coi plainant, vs. John Ferrie, or his heirs, P. M. Nightin- House," price 37 cents, original price two dollars.
gale and William C. Daniel, defendants. Transfusion, a novel, by Godwin, three volumes in one, price
By this bill the complainant beeks payment of a mortgage of 37 cents.
a plantation called Nelville. John Ferrie was seized of the said Sir Walter Scott's Autobiography, 37 cents, published at one
plantation, subject to the mortgage to which the complainant en- dollar.shed at one
titles himself, and subject to the equitable lien to which the de- Pickwick Club, with engravings, the whole matter ofthe ori-
fendant P. M. Nightingale entitles himself, as the personal re- ginal five volumes complete in two, price 87 cents for the set,
presentative of Nathaniel Greene, General in the armies of the original price $3.
United States, commanding the Southern Division, &c. John Life of Grimaldi, by Boz, 37 cents, published at $1 25;
Ferrie was in Charleston in the years 1782 and 1783, and sub- Marryatt's novels of tie King's Own," Jacob Faithful,"
sequently, and is supposed to have been a partner of John Banks, "Midshipman Easy," Pacha of Many Tales," and others,
a citizen of Virginia, contractor for the Southern Army. If the complete for 25 cents each, together with many other of the
heirs or representatives of John Ferrie are within the United best works of literature and fiction, for sale at the same low
States, and will make their claim to the plantation of Nelville, or average of price as the above, at the cheap bookstore of
to the surplus, after payment of the incumbrances that may be ap 15 F. TAYLOR.
set up and established in this suit, they may come in at any timeHI, by Cr of
within two years; and if they are residing beyond the United TLIFE OI' SCHILLER, by Carlyle, author ef the
States, they may come in and make their claim at any time French Revolution, in one volume, with portrait; com-
within four years, after a decree should pass in this cause, by prehending also an examination of Schiller's works, by the
pleading, answering, or demurring to the complainant's bill. same author, price 75 cents, this day received for sale by F.
PETIGRU & LESESNE, TAYLOR.
june 21-lawly Complainant's Solicitors. Also, Koch's Revolutions in Europe, from the decline of the
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