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Y Att WAMIV SEON.-JAMES H.CAUS-
ltFor eoBtirs-f or six madethi, six dollars.
"?. -'" ; ": ".AY&BLE IN ADVANCE.
'"Th .bu8 tar a yers, w hi do not, either at the time of
- ; ~i A.g the paper, or Brlfuently, give notice of their wish
to havethfa paper teiscntiof d at the expiration of their year
: ill bhe presumed as desiring its continuance until counter-
t aded,aeed it wil be rcotinuedaccoreingly, at toe option of
-*" CY a1 WAtSAHINIWlTON.-JAMEs H.CAUS-
->.* '-. i l^g (late of Baltimo -.9j$vinfg made this city his perma-
*" t rj will underltL^ t him accustomed zeal and
tl'[Bngtji1jtlament of c n.g"' generally.; and more parti-
Ce,' .airn6 fore Congress, against the. United States, or
thM'rlr L).Viruantsthertnfkrnd before any Board ol Com-
"* i ers.3hat mni.l raised for the adjustment of spoliation
_toftoitr clims. H)s now in charge the entire class arising
J 'ef. French spoli^jf prior to the year 1800; with reference
'-.o-which, in awlition to mass of documents and proofs in bis
possession, he has accesstid those in the archivesof the Govern-
'Claimantsand pensioners on the Navy fund, &c. bounty lands,
return duties; ec. &c. and those requiring life insurance, can
have their bnqines; promptly attended to by letter, (post paid)
and thus relieve themselves rom an expensive and inconve-
Sniant personal attendance.-
Having obtained a comamiston of Notary Public, he is prepar-
ed to furnish legalized copies of any required public documents
or other papers. lie has be n so leng engaged in the duties of
an agent, thatjt cable only be necessary now to say that economy
0and prompt attenion .shall be extended to all business confided
to his care; and that, to enable him to render his services and
facilities more efficacious, he has become familiar with all the
forms of office.
Ofice on F street, near the new Treasury Building.
A GUIDE TO NURSE< AND MOTHERS in
SA' the managementof young children, with reference to he-
reditary or family diseases, and advice to thd pregnant and ly-
ing-in female; compiled, in part, front the best English and
American writerS, by'Cileb Ticknor, late Professor in the Uni.
versity of the city of New York.
Just received, and lbr male between 9th and 10th streets,
Sept 13 R. FARNHAM.
A "rREATISHI OtN 'ITHs EYE. containing discov-
eries of the causes of near and far-sightedness, and of the
affection ofthe retina, with remarks on the use of medicines as
,substitutes for spectacles. By Wm. Clay Wallace, Oculist.
For sale at the Bookstore of
B d R. FARNHAM,
sept 16 Between 9th and 10th sts. Penn. avenue.
EW BOOKS.-Opinions of Lord Brougham on Poli-
tics, Theology, Law, Science, Education, Literature, &c.
aa exhibited in his Parliamentary and Legal Speeches an.] mis-
cellaneous writings, in 2 vols.
Also, a fresh supply of Historical Sketches of Staresmen who
flourished in the timesofGeorge 111. by Henry Lord Brougham,
S.. F. P'R. S
Al-o, a supply of the Second Series of Lord Brougham's
:SkeS es. W. M. MORRISON,
Saptio0 Glo] 4 doors we.t of Brown's Hotel.
C-r ASH FOR NEGROES.-I will give cash and the
V" highest market-price 16r any number of likely negroes,
k.w 'of both sexes, families included. I can stall times be found at
?B. 0. Shekells', on 7th street, a few doors Ielow Lloyd's tav-
;- ern, opposite the Marsh Market.
ar'june22a-df JAMES H. BIRCH.
V" liCH PARAPAT SHAWLS.-We have just re-
oeived a small assortment of those beautiful changeable
E ,, .atshawls. J. B. WINGERD & CO.
-..... aV just receive, an.i for saM uy R. FARNHAM,
june 24- Between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania av.
T WO HUNDRED REAMS SUPERIOR LET-
TER PAPER.-W. FISCHER has just received, by
the schooners Alexandria and Edward Vincent, 200 reams of
Butler's extra superfine satin-finished linen Paper, made ex-
pressly to order, which is for sale only at Stationers' Hall.
r11 E LIFE OF WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ,.
I by Robert Southey, Esq. LL. D. (Poet Laureate, &c.)
in 2 vols.
Also, a fresh supply of the cheap edition of Waverley No-
vels, (Bride of Lammermoor-A Legend of Montrose,) is this
day received, and for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
july 11 [Glo] Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
UST R EC EIVED, a further supply of the cheap edi-
F tion of the Waverley Novels-The Monastery.
For sale by W. M. MORRISON,
sept 27 (Globe) Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
NTERMARRIAGE; or the mode ia which, and
the causes why, beauty, health, and intellect result from
certain unions; and deformity, dissease, and insanity from oth-
ers ; demonstrated by delineations of the structures and forms,
and descriptions of the functions and capacities, which each
parent in every pair bestows on children, in conformity with
-certain natural laws; and by an account of corresponding effects
in the breeding of animals. Illustrated by drawings of parents
and progeny. By Alexander Walker, author of Woman, Beau-
ty, &a. Second edition. Just received and for sale, between
Sth and 10th streets, Pennsylvania a enue.
sept 12 R. FARNHAM.
'j HURCH MUSIC.-W. FISCHER has just received
C froir Boston, by the brig Wankinco, the following popu-
lar Church Music arranged by the most eminent professors viz.
The Baston Academy's Collection, last edition
do GlIe Book
Music of Nature
Lives of Haydn and Mozart
Social Sacred Melodist, consisting of songs, duets,
anthems, &c., with an accompaniment for Piano Forte or Organ,
by Oliver Shaw.
A selection of Charts and Doxologies, for the use of the Pro-
testant Episcopal Church, set in four vocal parts, with an accom-
paniment fo, the Organ. june 25
F glHE POTOMAC AQUEDUCT AT GEORGE-
.'. -TOWN.-O- e drawings and details given in a large
folio volume of Plates, with accompanying letter-press descrip-
tions, specifications, &c., now become scarce and valuable.
For sale (two copies only) by
sept 16 TAYLOR.
Charles C ,uaty Court, August Term,1839.
O RD) ER ED by the Court, that the creditors of Alexander
Cox, a petitioner for the benefit of the insolvent laws of
MIaryland, be and appear before the Judges of Charles County
Court on the third Mon-lay of March next, and show cause, if
any they have, why the said Alexander Cox shall not have the
benefit of the laws aforesaid : Provided, a copy of this order be
inserted in some newspaper published in the District of Colum-
bia once a week for two mouths before the said third Monday
in March next. EDMUND KEY.
True copy-test: JOHN BARNES,
sept 4-law2m Clerk Charles County Court.
JEW BOOKS.-Discourses on some of the Doctrinal
I Articles of the Church of England.
Also, Lectures on the History of Saint Peter, by the Rev.
Henry Blunt, A. M. Rector of Streatham, Surry, late Fellow of
Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Chaplain to his Grace the
Duke of Richmond; first American, from the late London
Also, a fresh supply of the Metropolitan Pulpit, or Sketches
of the Most Popular Preachers in London, by the author of Ran-
dom Recollections, The Great Metropolis, Travels in Town, &c.
&c. This day received, and for sale by
W. M, MORRISON,
july 15 [Glo] Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
C HEAP BOOKS.-Hume and Smollett's England, a
beautiful London edition, in full binding; price $7 50.
Gibbon's Decline and Fall, a beautiful English edition, in full
binding, with portrait; price $6 50.
Rev. Mathew Henry's Sermons and complete miscellaneous
works, English edition; price $6, (London price 30 shillings
For sale by P. TAYLOR.
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WASHINGTON: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER
F ASHIONABILE MILLINERY.-MissNMORLEY
S respectfully informs her friends that she has returned
frontm New York with an unusually good assortment of Fancy
and Millineiy goods, which will be ready for sale on Wednes-
day, between 91h and 10th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue.
Wanted, a number of good milliners well acquainted with the
business, who can come well recommended. oct 7-eolm
N EWARKI COLLE,. E, (DeI.)-The Winter session
3N hof Newark College will commence on Wednesday, the
30 h inst. and be continued for 22 weeks.
Newark College, founded and endowed by the State of Dela-
ware, is situated in the village of Newark, less than a mile from
the Railroad between Philadelphia and Baltimore, and 40 miles
from the former, and 60 from the latter city.
The climate is of well-known saluhr.ty, and the small num-
ber as well as the moral character of the population presents
few temptation to vice or extravagance.
The course of studies will bear comparison with that of al-
most any College in our c.tiimiry.
The annual expenses, exclusive of books and clothes, need
not exceed $[1-10 or $150.
Connected with tnhe Callege is a preparatory school, conduct-
ed by a Principal and a Tutor, under the supervision of the
A young man who has not timrne or inclination to pursue a full
course of classical instruction may, in consequence of the con-
nexion of the two departments, select'such studies in eitheror
both departments as are best suited to thie object he may have
Proper times for entering are the beginning and thle middle
of each term.
Nj student is admitted into the College under 14, nor in the
Preparatory Department under 10 years of age.
R. S. MASON,
oct If--3taw6w President.
BALTIMORE LIF IN SUHIA NCE COMPANY I
JOHN J. DONALDON, PREaItDNT,
NSURES LIVES for one or more years, or for life.
Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
Ages One year. Seven ears. For life
25 1.00 1.12 2.04
3U 1.31 I 36 2.36
35 1.36 1.53 2.76
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.ttri
Rates for One Hundred Dollars..
60 years of age, 10.65 per cent.
65 do. 12,27 do. per annum.
70 do. 14.19 do.
Por Ore Hundred Dollarsdeposited dL birth of child, the Comn
parity will pay, if he attain "21 years ofage, 8-169
At six months, 408
Oge year, 375
The Company also executes trusts ; receives money on depo-
site, paying interest semii-annually, or compounding it, and
nakes all kinds of contract in which life or the interest of'mo-
ecy is involved. WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary,.
James H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
John 0. Lay, Richmond, Va.
D. Robertson, Norfilk, Va.
A. S. frdball, Winchester, Va.
George Richards, Leesburg, Va.
Neilson Fne, Frederick, ,Mil. mar I--ly
TO THE PUBLIC.-NO MISTAKE.-MAIL
Fare reduced to 83 50, until further notice.
The proprietor, owing to a train of circumstances justifialIle
to himself', will, from this time until further notice, ruai from
Wa.hington to Winchester for the sut of 3 50. To those of
his patrons who travel from Washington to Snickers' Ferry ahid
Berryvilte, the fare will be the same as to Wiuchesier. As it
is the determination of the proprietor to render tho~-e who tra-
vel with him comfortable; nothing will be left undone to give
satisfaction. It is unnecessary to enlarge this advertisement
by speaking of the drivers, coaches, and horses, as all who tra-
vel or may patroniz-, this line will be the judge whether they
possess the requisite qualities. The whole combined caqinot
tail to ,leas, the m est lastidiouts traveller.
For seals apply directly opposite Brown's Hotel, Proprietor's
Office, and at the Hotel of Mr. Bushrod Tailor, Winchester.
Passengers calkd for as usual.
N. B. This line intersects with the Cumnberland and West-
ern coaches. JOSEPH PF.CK, Agent.
JAS. A. WILLIAMS,
oct 2.-d2w JProprietor.
FOR CHARLESTON AIND -AVANNAHJ7
ATLANTIC STEAM PACKETS.
SOUIrH CAROLINA, CAPTAIN COFFEE.
rUjI E well-known Sea Si-eam-packet Souih Carolina, Cap-
tain COFFEE, being the only Steami-packet on this line,
will continue her trips as follows ;
Leaving Norfolk 1 r Charleston and Savannah
ON SATURDAY November 2.
Do do do November 16.
Do do do November 30.
Leaving Savannah in time to start from Charleston to Nor-
folk SATURDAY, October 26, SATURDAY, November 9,
SATURDAY, 23, and so on, alternately, from Noilblk and
Charleston EVERY OTHER SATURDAY, until further notice. v
Tickets to be had of the subscriber, lower end of Bowly's
wharf, Baltimoic. T. SHEPPARD,
oct 26-d3w 4 Treasurer.
DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETW' ltEN
Charleston (S. C.) and St. Augustine, (E. F.)
e21 By ste-ambout once a week, touching at Savan-"
W '4V nah occasionally, as pa-ssengers may olffr.
lie new and superior ateaner SOUTHERNER having been
tiurchased by an association of gentlemen in St. Augustine and
Charleston, f.r the purpose of running her regularly between
the two citie., invalids, visitets, and the Piuiblic generally, are
respectfully informed that sine will commence her irips from
Charleston on Tu-edl iy, 15th October, anti continue them with-
out interruption throughout thie year, leaving Charlest..n every
Tuesday, at 9 o'clock A. M., after the arrival of the Wilming-
ton boat, allowing ample time for the transfer of passengers and
hangiage, and leaving St. Augustitne every Friday morning, at,
9 o'clock. This is a new boat, anil for strength, speed, and
safety, as well as skill and coulbort in all her appointments, die
Southerner will not be surpassed by any boat at the Souili, and
having been purchased expressly for this route, travellers may
rely wituh certainty on the punctuality and permanency of the
7* LO L tl .-ANT'I'.--FRA N 'I- A. lI1CKINS, of the
TUL city of 'ashinrglin, having r.-signed the appointment
teld by him for several years in the Treasury and War Depart-
nents, has undertaken the agency of claims before Congress.
ind other branches of the Goveinmert, incluling.coiniissian-
- Sers.t rf- ib;c a itlf i' rioiis p"liic .lli.-e ; als.,, the pro-
curing of patents fur public lands, prosecuting claims for servi-
ces in the Revolution, and for Navy pensions, and generally
such other business as may require the aid 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
'ands in Ohio which have been sold for taxes.
Persons having, or supposing themselves to have claims, will,
,n transmitting a statement of the facts, be advised of the pro-
per course of proceeding. His charge will be moderate, de-
pending upon the amount of the claim and the extent of the
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 Baltimore Fire Insmrance Company.
Mr. F. A. DIcKINs is known to most of those who have been
in Congress within the last few years, or whtio have occupied
any public situation at Washington.
His office is on Pennsylvania avenue, between Fuller's Ho-
tel and Fifteenth street.
gIn All letters must be post paid. sept 12-dly
75THIRTEENTH VOLUME OF PETERS'S
.l ~SUPREME COURT REPORTS, this day re-
ceived by F. TAYLOR.
Also the second volume of Peters's Digest of Cases Decided
in the Supreme, Circuit, and District Courts of the United States,
from the organization of the United States Government, to be
completed in 3 vols.
G RACES AND INDIA-RUBBER GUARDS.
t The subscriber has just received a fresh supply, recently
imported, of Graces for exercise, and the very fashionable In-
dia-rubber Guards, both first quality, for sale at the old Snuff,
Tobacco, and Fancy Store, between 11th and 12th streets, Penn.
june 17 LEWIS JOHNSON.
LANCE OF NAVARRE, a Drama; by James,
the Novelist; and Morton's Hope, a novel, in 2 vols. are
just published, and this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR,
or for circulation among the subscribers to the Waverley Circu-
Also, a fresh supply of Murray's Travels."
T EXAS.-Guide to Texas, in 1 volume, containing
S new map, compiled strictly from surveys in the Land
Office of the Republic up to the year 1839, and giving also a
history of its settlement, account and description of the surface
of the country, its climate, soil, production, rivers, counties,
towns, internal improvements, colonization and land laws,
courts and judicial officers, tariff, ports of entry, &c. &c. by
Richard S. Hunt and Jesse F. Rand-1ll, Houston, Lexas. Price
$1 50. This day received for sale by
oct 11 F. TAYLOR.
SERVANTS WANTED.-The subscriber wants to
purchase three servants, for the use of his hotel-one boy,
from 15 to20 years old, and two girls, from 18 to 25 years old.
Persons having such to sell will please call on the subscriber,
at the Steamboat Hotel, opposite the Centre Market House.
oct 3l-3t THOMAS LLOYD.
BUGGY, GOOD WORK HORSE, STORE
CASES, AND SADDLE HORSE, at Private
Sale.-A good Buggy Wagon and Harness, handsomely fin-
ished, with an excellent and handsome family Horse, works
well, and perfectly gentle.
Also, a first-rate riding Horse, suitable for a lady, and works
well in any harness.
The above are sold because the owners have no further use
for them, and a credit will be given if desired, for a gooj en-
Also, a complete set of Store and Show Cases, with glass
complete. EDWARD DYER,
oct 31-3t Auctioneer.
AMP-KETTLES, MESS-PANS, &C.-On Sat-
urday morning next, at 10 o'clock, I shall sell at my auc-
tion store, by order, a quantity of old Camp-ke ties and Mess-
pans. Terms cash. EDWARD DYER,
oct 31-3t Auctioneer.
HE WRITINGS of Jane Taylor, in three vols. con-
taining Memoirs and Correspondence, Poetical Remains,
and Essays, in rhyme.
Also, a further supply of the Life of Wilberforce.
Just received and for sale at W. M. MORRISON'S Book and
Stationery Store, 4 doors west ( f Brown's Hotel.
THE AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, containing
the most valuable and original receipts in all the va-
rious branches of cookery, written in a minute and methodical
manner. Together with a collection of miscellaneous receipts
and directions relative to Housewifery, by an experienced lady.
Am In l Tp Whnl.l Ar n O-'*.;- .:- :11--- L -
VIRGINIA MAIL COACH LINES.
1. VIRGINIA SPRINGS.
Passengers from the North leave Washington city every eve-
ning at half past 6 o'clock in the steambioat Augusta, Captain
Black, for Fredericksburg, arrive at Fredericksburg ir, six
hours, thence by the railroad cars, via Junction, to Louisa C.
H. and by coach to Charlottisville. Arrive at the Junction by
4 o'clock A. M. rest four hours till 8 o'clock A. M. and arrive
at Charlottesvile by 7 o'clock P. M. where they rest 8 hours.
Leave Charlottesville next morning at 3 o'clock, arrive at
Staunton by 11 o'clock the same morning, and proceed in the
line of Messrs. Porter & Boyd to Cloverdale the same day;
breukl iat tha next morning at the Warm Springs, arrive at tile
Hot Springs the same morning about II o'clock, and at the
White Sulphur Springs early in the afternoon of the same day.
Passages may be taken to Charlottesville on hoard the steam-
boat, Capidin Black, or at the Railroad Depot, Fredericks-
Passengers from tie South leave Richmond in the Louisa
Railroad cars at 6 o'clock A. M. connect with the line from
Wa-hinai... at the J,inction by 8 o'clock A. M. and arrive at
Charlonttesville same day ,by 7 P. MK
Pruni the end of the Railroad to Charlottesville the distance
is but 28 miles. Two daily lines and a tr;-weekly line of ele-
gant Albany and Troy built coaches," with excellent horses
and experienced drivers, run the whole distance from the Rail-
moad to the Springs, and certain arrangements are made that no
passenger shall ever be left on the road.
II. TENNESSEE LINE.
Prom \Washingron or fiom Richmond, Va. by Charlottesville,
Staunton, Lexington, Natural Bridge, Fincastle, &c. to Blounts-
ville and Knoxville, Tenn. where it connects with coach lines
by Nashville to Memphis, on the Mississippi, to Huntsville, and
all parts of Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
Leave Washington or Richmond, and arrive at Staunton as
above. Leave Staunton Tuesday;, Thursdays and Paturdaysat
11 o'clock A. M. after the arrival of the coach from Charlottes.
ville, and proceed in comfortable coaches, with good houses,
careful drivers, and increased celerity.
11. OLD PIEDMONT LINE.
Prom Washington city ti New Orleans, by Fredericksburg,
Cartersville. Farniuville, Prinre Edward C. H., Charlotte C.
H., Halilix C H., Milton, N. C., Greensboro',Salisbuty, Con-
cord, Yorkville, S. C., Pinckneyville, Laurens C. H., and Ab-
byville, to Greensboro', Ga., where it connects wiih the Alliga-
tor Line, via Macon, and Pensacola, Flo., to Mobile ; also. with
the New Mail Line from Greensboro', Ga., by Thomas-
t. n, Colinnius, and Mlontgominry, Ala., to Mobil,- ; and with
thil line from Greensboro', by Milledgeville, t.) Columbus and
Mobile, giving to passengers their election of these several
Leave Washington in the eveningsof Mondays, Wednesdays,
and Fridays, by thle steamboat Augu ta, Captain Black, for
Predericksburg, thence by railroad to Frederick's Hall,
and by coaches through the route. Passages may he taken
to Milton, N. C. on board the steamboat, Captain Black, and
through the whole line they will have a preference over all
way pd-sengers, so as to insure them against detention. This
route is the most interesting and pleasant of an% line running
to the Southwest. The coaches, horses, and drivers are all of
the first order. Tihe roads, neither m.,ountainous nor sandy,
run thr.-ugh a country al all seasons of thIe ear remarkably
he-althy, having the beautiful mountain .-cenei v continually in
view, leading through tlle gold region of North Carolina, and
by tile Branch Mint at Charlotte, in that State, and, withal, but
little more than half the distance of tie Charleston and Augus-
ta Iine toGreensboro', Ga.
Passage from Fiederick's Hall to Milton, 170 miles, only
IV. RICHMOND AND LYNCHBURG LINE.
The line from Riciuhmond, by Columbia, Scottsville, Warmin-
iter, New Glasgow, and Amherst C. H. to Lynchbure, i uns on
tie north si-le of James river thro6 gh a delightfully pleasant
pait ofthe State, having in Oiew, almost the whole wjy. that
beautiful stream ,"id the James River and Kaiiawha Ca-
nal. Fine coaches, good horses, careful drivers, and every
thing calculated to render it the most eligible route between
Distance 130 miles-Fare but eight dollars.
Leave Richmond at 6 o'clock in the mornings of Mondays,
Wednesday, and Fridays, arrive at Lynchburg the next eve-
nings at 7 o'clock, allowing ample time for sleep on the way.
V. WASHINGTON, FREDERICKSBURG, OR RICH-
MOND, TO LYNCHBURG, by way of Louisa Railroad.
Leave Washington city Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday eve-
nings at half past 6 o'clock, by the steamboat Augusta, Captain
Black; leave Fredericksburg or Richmond next morning by
Louisia Railroad zars ; proceed to Charlottesville as in the line
for Virginia Springs, and arrive at 7 o'clock P. M. Leave
Charlottesville next morning, and arrive at Lynchburg same
day by 7 P. M.
Fare, if taken through from Fredericksburg, twelve dollars-
or from Richmond, nine dollars and a half.
WILLIAM P. PARISH & CO.
june 29-cotf (Globe) Charlottsville.
WM. PATTON, Agent, Charleston.
J. G. LANIDON, Agent, St. Augustine.
PASSAGE TO NORFOLK. PORTSMOUTH,
PETERSBURG, AND RICHMOND.
THREE TIMES A WEEK.
1`1H11 E steamnoats A LABAMA, Capiain Sutton, and KEN,
.. TUCKY, C laptain Holmes, will cmmrnl-nce tolin,, lthr.-e
in.ms a w.% k (alternately) on Monday, the 4th of March next,
leaving the lower end of Spear's wharf every Monday, Wed-
nesday, and Friday evenings, it half past 3 o clock, and arrive
at Portsmouth next morningin 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 riverboats
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.
mnar 4 JAMES FERGUSSON.
STEAMBOAT LINE FOR PHILADELPHIIA,
Via New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and
' H E Steamboats of this line being now in complete order,
will 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 14 P. M. daily,
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
Ygi Freight despatched by this line with caie and attention,
at moderate prices. T. SHEPPARD, Agent,
mar 18 Baltimore.
FARE REDUCED, AND NO RACING.
The safe, steady, and comfortable
steamboat JOSEPH JOHNSON,
the first established and only eve-
'ai" A ry day boat between Washington
and Alexandria, and the only one which has her hours of de-
parture published for the information of the Public, will here-
after run as follows, viz.
Leave Washington, Leave Alexandria,
At 91 & 114 A. M. At 81 & .1t6 A. M.
and 24 & 42 P. M. and 1f & 34 P. M.
On days the Phoenix runs, viz. Sunday, Mondays, and
Thursday, provided she runs in opposition to, and takes the
time of the Johnson, 64 cents.
On other days of the week, as heretofore, 124 rents.
sept 5-dtf Captain.
A MI LLION OF FACTS connected with the stu-
dies, pursuits, and interests of mankind; serving as a
commonplace book of useful reference on all subjects of re-
search and curiosity, compiled by Sir Richard Phillips, third
edition, with additions, complete in one volume of 338 closely
printed pages, full bound, price 75 cents.
Just received for sale by
oct 1 F. TAYLOR.
WASHINGTON CITY WINI)DOW GLASS.-
S The subscriber has on hand about 2,000 boxes Wash-
ington City Window Glass, comprising all the sizes usually
required for building purposes, and also the largest sizes for
picture glasses. For sale on accommodating terms, especially
to the trade, on the customary time, with liberal discounts, ac-
cording to the extent of purchases. Please apply at my store,
four doors east of the City Post Office.
oct 1 LEWIS JOHNSON.
N OTICE.-Mrs. DELA NE Y, widow of Matthew Delaney,
d deceased, has taken the house on Ninth street connect-
ed with the stables onf I ighth street, now occupied by Frede-
rick Golding, known as one of the best stands in the city for
business, where she intends opening a public house for the ac-
commodation of citizens and strangers. The house is roomy
and comfortable, and furnished in the best order for boarders,
who can be accommodated by the day, week, or month. The
table will be furnished with the best the market affords. Good
attention and reasonable charges. oct 30-3t
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED-
TV Superfine beaver and double milled cloths
London broadeloths and cassimeres
Merino, cashmere, and velvet vestings
Twlind ni, n n -.1- -- --,-1
P RIME LUMBER.--JOSEPH LIBBEY respect-
fully informs his city, town and country customers, and
the building community generally, that he has now for sale, at
his Lumber Yard, on Water and Washington streets, George-
town, D. C.-
200,000 prime sawed Laths
15,000 Garden Palings, from 4 to 5 feet long
50,000 feet Eastern White Pine, 20 to 30 feet long
Together with a general supply of other building materials,
Flooring Plank, Joist, Scantling
Rough and sawed Cedar Posts
North Carolina Shingles, Sharpless' Lime, White Sand, &c.
Those persons who may wish to purchase any of the fbrego-
ing articles are particularly invited to call on him before they
purchase elsewhere, as he is determined to sell at low prices
for cash. oct 3-law4w
R EVOLUTIONARY BIOGRAPHY.-Complete
in one volume of 400 pages, full bound, with Por-
traits, giving a detailed aecountn of the Lives of Washington,
Wayne, Gates, Greene, Hamilton, Henry, Hancock, the
Adanses, thie Lees, Steuben, Starke, Sullivan, Randolph, Pres-
rot, Putnam, Ois, Morgan, Marion, Lincoln, Laurens, Knox,
Paul Jones, Franklin, Clinton, Champe, Arnold, and many
others. Fourth edition. Price 50 cents, publishedd at1 1 25.)
oct 17 F. TAYLOR.
A McELROY'S REPORT.-Just received for sale
by the subscriber, the Case of the General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
before the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-
vania, impartially reported by disinterest-e stenographers, in-
cluding all the Proceedings, Testimnony, and Arguments at nisi
prius, and before the Court in Bank, with the Charge of Judge
Rogers, the Verdict of the Jury, and the Opinion of Chief Jus-
tice G Ison, the whole compiled and prepared for the press by
the Rev. D. A. Latrop. Price 82 50.
oct 17-eod2w At the Athenaum, Penn. Av.
VALUABLE LOTS AT PUBLIC AUCTION.
By virtue of a deed of trust made by Thomas PFoyles,
deceased, to John Law, late of Washington city, now deceas-
eti, his heirs and assigns, the subscribers, heirs at law of the
said John Law, will sell, at public auction, on Saturday, the 23d
day of Novwmber, 1839, the following lots and paits of lots of
ground, situate in Washing'on city, as follows :
Lot No. 24, in Square No. 882, with the buildings thereon.
Also an undivided half of Lot No. 16, in Square No. 667;
and the lot opposite thereto, in square east of Square 667.
An undivided half of Lot t, in'Square No. 206.
An undivided half of Lot No. 2, in Square 707.
The terms of sale are : One third cash, the balance to be
paid in Aix and twelve umontils, the l urchaser to give notes,
witll appred endorsers, bearing interest from the day of sale.
On the final payment of the purchase mon,-y the subscribers
will convey all the estate and interest vested in them by the
said dee-1 of trust in tihe aforesaid lands and premises.
Sale to take place at 11 o'clock A. M., at thie first-nained
premises. 1f the terms of sale are not complied with in five
da. s from the day of sale, the subscribers reserve the right to
resell thle said lots and parts of lots at ihe cost and expense of
the delinquent purchases. THOMAS LAWV.
oct 18-t9( EDWARD DYER, Auctioneer.
VALUABLE LOT AT PUBLIC SALE.-By
virtue ofa Deed ol'Trust, made by Janis Frie.nd, deceased,
to John Law, late of Washington city, deceased, his heirs and
assigns, the subscribers, heirs at lawof the said Johnr Law, will
sell at public auction on Saturday, thle *21st day of December,
1639, the following deveribed piece of ground, saTuated in Wash-
ington city: thai is to say, Lot No. I, in square souih o square
No. 975, and bounded as follows: beginning nt the northeast
corner of thie square and running souih 63 feet 9 inches, and
rentingg on 1 liti street east, thence southwest 55 feet 3 inches,
thence northwest 51 feet 10 inches, lihenee north 58 feet to the
line of L street, thence east with tn.- line of L street 75 feet 9
inches to the beginning, with the buildings thereon.
Tihe terms of sale are, one-third esh, lth balance in cqual
payments of six and twelve months; the purchaser to give his
notes, with approved endorsers, bearing interest from the day
of sale. Ou the final payment of the purchase money, the sub-
scribers will make a conveyance to the purchasers ofall the es-
tate vested in them in the aforesaid land and buildings by the
said deed of trust. Sale to take place on the premises, between
the hours of 12 and 1 o'clock.
If the terms of sale are not complied with in five days after
the day of sale, the subscribers reserve the right to re-sell the
property at the cost and expense of the first purchaser.
oct 18-8t EDW. DYER, Auctioneer.
Wmin. Hayman, complainant,
John Baker's representatives, defendants.
Ji HE creditors of John Baker, deceased, are required to
- produce their claims, with vouchers, to the Clerk of
Washington county on or before the 1st day of November next.
oct 26-w3w Auditor.
FAIR PLAY-NO MONOPOLY.
FARE REDUCED TO THREE DOLLARS AND A HALF.
Pilot line from Washington to Winchester.
T HE PILOT LINE STAGE will leave Brown's Hotel,
Washington, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
at 3 o'clock A. M. via the Marshall House, Alexandiia, at 4
o'clock A. M. Fairfax C. H. Middleburg, Aldie, Upperville,
Paris, and Millwood, arriving at Winchestei in thirteen hours.
Leave Taylor's Hotel, Winchester, every Sunday, Wednes-
day, and Friday at 4 o'clock A. M. arriving in Washington in
thirteen hours, in time for the boat for F edericksburg.
The Pilot Line connects with Wheeling, Parkersburg, and
Martinsburg to Hagerstown, and Staunton and White Sulphur to
The Pilot Line from Washington to Winchester, by Hutchi-
son's and Wert's, to Wheeling, through in fifty-three hours. To
Parkersburg, four days, no night travelling.
OFFICEs.-J. B. Gorman, Washington ; Edmonds' Marshall
House, Alexandria; Smith's, Middleburg; Taylor's Hotel,
Troy coaches, good and safe teams, and skilful drivers.
SMITH, STONE & CO.
aug 5-eo6m L. HARTDON, Agent.
ROWN'S BEST CHEWING TOBACCO.-
" The subscriber has on hand Brown's best quality Chew-
ing Tobacco, a very superior article.
At the old Snuff, Tobacco, and Fancy Store, 4 doors east of the
new City Post Office, Pennsylvania Avenue.
sept 17 LEWIS JOHNSON.
A TEACHER.--A young gentleman, who has had con-
siderable experience as an instructor of youth, wishes
to obtain a situation in an academy. He has good testimonials.
Communications addressed to J. B., Snickersville, Loudoun
county, Virginia, will be attended to. oct 12-2aw4w
COMBE'S LECTURES ON PHRENOLOGY.
Lectures on Phrenology, by George Combe, Fsq. in which
are included the application of the science to education, juris-
prudence, and the present condition and future prospects of the
United States; with notes, introductory essay, and an historical
sketch of the rise and progress of Phrenology, by Andrew
Boardman, Recording Secretary of the New York Phrenolo-
gical Society ; illustrated by engravings. This day published
and for sale at the bookstore of R. FARNHAM, between 9th
and 10th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue. oct 21
F R ENCH SCHOOL BOOKS.--Dufief's Nature Dis-
played, Mythologie de la Jeunesse, par Madame de
Renneville ; Fables of La Fontaine, Fables de Florian, Recueil
Choisi de Traits Historiques et de Contes Moraux, Le Brun's
Telemaque, Charles XII., Bugard's French Translator, French
First Class Book, Vie de Washington, Addick's French Ele-
ments, Bolmar's Book of French Verbs, Billmar's Colloquial
Phrases, Perrin's Phrases, Perrin's Fables, La Bigatelle, Easy
Lessons, Tales in Freach for Young Persons, Nugent's Dic-
tionary, Meadow's French and English Dictionary, Wanos-
trocht s French Grammar, Levizac's Giammar, Perrin's Gram-
mar, and Porney's Spelling Book.
For sale between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
sept 23 R. FARNHAM.
EW BOOKS.-Memoirs of Mrs. Sarah Lanman Smith,
late of the mission in Syria, under the direction of the
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, by
Edward W. Hooker.
Also, Travels in Southeastern Asia, embracing Hindostan,
Malava. Siam. and China, with Notices of nunmerons Missiona-
American Life Insurance and Trust Comnip.ay.
OrFFIcz-No. 136 Baltimore street, Baltimore ;anid Wa-
street, New York.
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and the Treasury Departinent, Washington,city.
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JOHN DUER, Vice President, New York.
ONEY received daily on deposits on which l(rerest will
be allowed, payable semi-annuaUy. The. Catspeny ua8
insures lives, grants annuities, sells endowteSatd atzd exet~d
Of the rates of insurance o.f100 on a siglelif
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MACAU LA YL Esq., President, Baltimore; or MORRIS OI~'
INSON, Esq., Vice President, New York; towhichmatedi-
ate attention will be paid.
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 Pean vlvania
Avenue, between Fuller's; Hotel and 15thastreet. ap 23--dl
C LARK'S CHRISTIAN KEEPSAKIM 'i 'Oi
1810.-The Christian Keepsake and Missionary An-
nual for 1840. List of Embellishments: Right Rev. R. 0.
Moore, D. D.; The New Covenantsuperseding the old a LLady
Reading; The Burning Prairie; Reading the Scriptures; The
Nun; A Scene on the Ohio; Washingtoo; Innocence.
This volume has been enlarged and impFroved, and bound in
the (Turkey) morocco style. The engravings are tll framori-
ginal paintings, designed expressly for this work, Ad will bear
a comparison with any of the English Annuals.
For bale at the bookstore of R. PARNHAM,
oct 21 Between 9th and 10th sts. Pent. avenue.
IPLEY'S NOTES OF THE FOUR QtSt.
PELS, with notes, chit fly explanatory, designed for
teaches in Sabbath schools and bible classes, and as on aid to
firnily instruction ; two volumes in one, containing Matthew
and Mark. Just received and for sale at W. M. MOHRI~ON'S
book store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
oct 21 [Globe] .
SUPERIOR PIANO FORTE.-Received thi.diy
K by the brig Waukinco from Boston, one of Chitkerioig's
best Rosewood Piano Fortes, which may be had t Staineiort'
Hall at the manufacturer's price.
june 25 [Adv] W. P ISClIk~
A THENIA OF DAMASCUS, a Trqgtdy, byt A u'b
RIANCA VISCONTI, or the Heart Overtaskedi by N, P.
W illis. -
Just publislhed,-and for sale between 9th and 10th--treea6s,
Pennsylvaniaavenue. R. FARNHAM.
OLLYER'S LECTURES ON SCRIPTURE
FACT. AND PROPHECY, one octavo volume of
60 pages, full bound, price $1 25. F. TAYLOR.
ARIMS FOR SALE.-I have for sale two valuable
S Farms, situated in Alexandria county, D. C. a short dis-
tance from Washington City, belonging to a gentleman in the
West, which I am authorized to dispose of on moderate terms.
I will also rent, for 4ne or more years, a productive Farm, ly-
ing between Washington and Alexandria, near the turnpike
road, containing 260 acres.
Application to be made at myoffice, on 6th street.
sept 30-eo2m EDWARD SWANN.
APT. MARRYAT'S DIARY IN AMERICA,
complete in 1 vol. price 50 cents.
A further supply just received for sale by
WV. M. MORRISON,
At his Book and Stationery Store, 4 doors west of Brown's
Hotel. [GlobeJ oct 14
HARLES LAMB'S WORKS, to which are pre-
S fixed his Letters, and a Sketch of his Life, by Thomas
Noon Talfourd, one of his Executors, complete in 2 vols.
The Works of Hannah More, first complete American edi-
tion, in 2 vols.
Also, the Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Mrs.
H. More, by Wm. Roberts, Esq. in 2 vols.
For sale at W. M. MORRISON'S
Book and Stationery store, four doors west of
oct 14 [Globe] Brown's Hotel.
T HE CHARTER OAK, and other Poems, by John
CLJay Adams; Sunday Morning Reflections; Caleb in the
Country; Caleb in Town ; The School. Boy; Child at Home:
Mother at Home ; Transplanted Flowers, or Memoirs of Mrs.
Rumpff, daughter of John Jacob Astor, Esq., and the Duchess
de Broglie, daughter of Madame de Stael, with an Appendix,
by Robert Baird.
With a great variety of other books, just received and for sale
between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue.
sept 16 R. FARNHAM.
X El STEEL PENS.--Washington Capitol Steel
-L- Pen and Treasury Pen, just received by the British
Queen, and for sale at R. FARNHAM'S Stationery Store, be-
ween 9th and 10ih streets, Pennsylvania Avenue. oct 8
Og|| REAMS LETTER, CAP, FOLIO Post,
5J" F"and other writing papers, just received at R. FARN
HAM'S Stationery Store, and will be sold at very low prices.
I EW BOOK. -Observations on the Writings of Thomas
Jefferson, with particular reference to the attack they con-
tain on the memory of the late Gen. Henry Lee, in a series of
letters, by H. Lee, second edition, with an introduction and
notes by Charles Carter Lee, is this day received an. for sale
by W. M. MORRISON, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
aun 13 (Globe)
75F ORTESA, or, The Usurer Match'd; by N. P.
Willis : Bianca Visconti, or, The Heart Overtasked; by
N. P. Wiliis: and Athenia of Damascus, by Rufus Dawes.
The three first numbers of Colman's Dramatic Library.
Just received, and for sale at the bookstore of
june 13 Between 9th and 10th sts. Penn. avenue.
ENNIS'S SILK MANUAL, containing complete
directions for cultivating the different kinds of mulberry
trees, feeding silk worms, and manufacturing silk to profit,
adapted to the wants of the American cultivator, and believed
to contain more practical information than any similar work
now before the Public; with a supplement of extracts from va-
rious authors in relation to the profit of raising silk; by Jona-
than Dennis, jr. of Portsmouth, R. I. an experienced silk-grow-
er, and inventor of the Patent Premium Silk-Spinner and
Twister, and the Patent Contra Twist Silk Reel, &c. is this
day received and for sale by W. M. MORRISON, 4 doors west
of Brown's Hotel; price 25 cents. June 13
cDONNEH, or Truth Through Fiction, by Jacob Ab-
Also, Hoary Head, by the same author.
An additional supply just received at the bookstore of
sept 16 Between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue.
SUPERIOR ENGLISH DRAWING PAPER.-
W. FISCHER, importer and dealer in superior Stationery,
Parchment, Rodgers' fine Cutlery, and fancy articles, has re-
cently received direct from the manufacturer, a large supply of
Whatman's superior Drawing Paper, made expressly to order,
of the following sizes, all of which is constantly kept for whole-
sale or retail at Stationers' Hall :
Cap size, 13 by 16 inches.
Demy do 15 by 20 do e
Medium do 17 by 22 do
Royal do 19 by 24 do
Super-royal do 19 by 27 do
Imperial do 22 by 30 do
Columbier do 23 by 35 do
Double Elephant do 27 by 40 do
Antiquarian do 31 by 52 do aug 15-eo2w
j['HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
ANNUALS, OR PRESENTATION BOOKS
FOR 1810SIO.-THE GIFT, a Christmas and New
Year's present for 1840, edited by Miss Leslie, with nine ele-
THE RELIGIOUS OFFERING, edited by Miss Catherine
H. Waterman, with ten embellishments.
THE TOKEN AND ATLANTIC SOUVENIR, a Christmas
and New Year's present, edited by S. G. Goodrich, with ten
THE LITERARY SOUVENIR, edited by Wm. E. Burton,
Esq. with thirteen embellishments.
THE GEM, a Christmas and New Year's present, with seven
THE PEARL, on AFFECTION'S GIFT, with six embel-
THE VIOLE I, a Christmas and New Year's gift, edited by
'Miss Leslie, with six embellishments.
THE CHILD'S GEM, edited by a Lady, with six embel-
The above are just received, and for sale by
Between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. avenue.
Jjr Orders are solicited, and the trade supplied at publish-
ers' prices. sept 10
ORNITHOLOGY OF THE UNITED STATES
of North America, or descriptions of the birds inhabit-
ing the States and Territories of'the Union, with an accurate
figure of each, drawn and colored from Nature. Edited by John
R. Townsend, member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of
To be published in Philadelphia, by J. B. Chevalier, in four
volumes, at ten dollars per volume, or seventy-five cents for
each number of four plates, coming out every two weeks. Sub-
scriptions received by R. FARNHAM, where a specimen of the
work may be seen. oct 8
rF HE AMERICAN CONVEYANCER, contain-
I ing a large variety of legalforms and instruments, adapt-
ed to popular wants and professional use throughout the United
States, together with forms and directions for applicants under
the Patent Laws of the United States, and the insolvent act of
This day received, and for sale at the Miscellaneous Book-
store of R. FARNHAM,
oct 21 Beiween 9th and 10th sts. Penn. avenue.
THE YOUNG LADY'S GUIDE to the Harmonious
development of Christian Character, by Harvey New-
Also, a further supply of Walker on Intermarriage, or the
Mode in which, and the causes why, Beauty, Health, and Intel-
lect result from certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and In-
sanity from others, with eight illustrative drawings. Price
Just received, and for sale by W. M. MORRISON,
At his Book and Stationery Store, 4 doors west of Brown's
Hotel. [Globe] oct 3
INICHOLAS NICKLEBY No. 18.-
S The Damsel of Darien, by the author of the Yemassee,
Guy Rivers, &c. &c.
a ThI- "A A .. <.1." Attnr. i:." zn .p-,hn" -n-,..f:^ .a- *l ..
* -. .
NATIONS OF. EUROPE AND ASIA-GER-
MANS, SCLAVONS, TURKS.
Messrs. GALES & SEATON : On this side of the earth the
Atlantic ocean in some respects operates mentally as time,
and enables us to view the Eastern nations in their present
state and action with the cool impartiality of history.
With their mutual jealousies we are remotely, if at all, con-
cerned. It is, indeed, discreditable to our intelligence to
adopt feelings of mutual hostility amongst distant nations
inhabiting a continent the western border of which is
three thousand miles distant from our own. On this sub-
ject we ought to be the more guarded, as, from the nature
of our connexion with Europe, our facts are necessarily in
a great measure obtained from France and Great Britain,
and more especially from the latter, the very worst source
as regards any circumstance relating to Russia. And un-
der the general term Russia, what is implied ? Why, the
whole Northern regions of the earth, from the Carpathian
Mountains, Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Tornea river,
to an unknown distance in America, or through more than
two hundred degrees of longitude; embracing more than
one-half of all Europe, all Northern Asia, and Northwest-
ern America, with above SIXTY-MILLIONS OF INHABITANTS.
Since commencing the arrangement of these papers on
Russia and Poland, additional documents have reached
my hands, which, as far as their tenor goes, most completely
exhibit the permanent advance of the former. It may be
observed, that to understand the immense importance of
the Russian empire on the earth, and the causes and con-
sequences of her power, in contrast with that of Great Bri-
tain, we must place before us a view of Central Asia. It is
surely, on a comprehensive view, one of the greatest events
of modern ages that these two vast empires are coming into
contact in the very centre of the Eastern continent.
Within the last century, and at the opposite side of the
Eastern continent, a British commercial company, aided by
deep, steady, and rather unscrupulous policy, and a few
European troops; made itself master of Indostan, one of the
most densely populated and productive tracts of'our globe..
This great Asiatico-European empire has gradually pro-
gressed westward from Bengal, or from the Basin of the
Ganges, towards and into that of the Indus. Like all other
empires, human moderation has presented but feeble checks
to thatof the British in India. One conquest leads on to
another, and it is amusing to read British invectives against
the ambition of Russia, whilst her own armies have passed
the utmost limits of India, and are forcibly introduced into
Afghanistan and Persia.
After all the vituperation of the Western nations of Eu-
repe, the Russian empire has been, more than any of the
others, the product of time, circumstance, and position. Her
growth, gigantic as it has been, and continues to be, is
much more the work of Nature than of human policy. The
empire has, it is true, availed itself of the impolicy and dis-
orders of het neighbors; and what other Government, when
occasion offered, has not given precedents in ambition to
Russia ? But we cannot account for the whole rise and
progress of such a Power without combining with casual
augmentation causes of inherent strength independent of
adventitious circumstances. Great advantages were afford-
ed to Russia by contiguous Governments, ill-constructed and
composed of discordant and mutually repulsive materials.
.This has been illustrated by Poland, Turkey, and Persia.
When we turn our attention to British India, we have
an example of an immense empire formed solely upon com-
mercial and military principles, and few, who have exam-
ined its rise and progress, will risk a denial of its encroach-
ing Constitution. Since the fall of Carthage, or through
the last two thousand years, the world has afforded no other
event of such immense acquisition, with physical means so
apparently inadequate. May we not emphatically repeat
that within the last century mankind have beheld with the
utmost astonishment a British commercial company, pursu-
ing a deep and steady policy, and only aided by a few Eu-
ropean troops, becoming masters of INDOSTAN, one of the
most productive tracts of the earth, and peopled by more
than one hundred millions of inhabitants, and who are far
advanced in civilization ? This new Asiatic empire, under
European rulers, has, from its commencement, progressed
westward, from Bengal, or from the Basin of the Ganges,
into and even over that of the Indus. But, similar to all
empires, kingdoms, republics, or states, under whatever
name, the British empire in Asia meets but a feeble check
from human moderation. One acquisition leads on to an-
other, and this great commercial Power is now spreading
into the very heart of Asia.
In the case of Russia, we have already seen that her
power augmented from time to time from the distractions
of her neighbors, but incomparably more by her own inhe-
rent policy, profound and persevering as has been that po-
licy. These two vast and pervading empires are slowly
and surely approaching and menacing each other. The
sequence of cause and effect is seen in both cases. Health
and circumstances aiding, 1 shall devote a series of num-
bers to these approaching empires. At present, however, I
turn to a far more pleasing subject-the rise and progress of
In this case we enter on the history of a State of Europe
physically of the second order, but intellectually having no
equal in all the long course of ages; a State whose pre-
eminence has depended upon mind rather than matter.
My principal motive, let me premise, in following the
sketches of Poland with those of Prussia was two-fold.
First, these States rose upon the same section of Europe;
they were composed of similar mixed Teutonic and Scla-
von materials, and subject to many common impediments
to development. Secondly, thus constituted, long politi-
cally more or less connected, and as giving by their res-
pective history the most striking of all examples of the sure
effects of ORDER and DISORDER.
Here let me observe to all readers who may think pro-
per to read these papery that were my subject Persia,
Macedonia, Greece, or Rome, I could not feel one thrill
less of partiality than when treating on modern nations be-
yond the Atlantic. Human nature has an inalienable
right to profit by either the wisdom or folly of nations.
Those individuals injure their own cause when their pas-
sions are excited by a display of error, merely because those
errors were perpetrated by their own country, as they thus
deny the free exercise of an intrinsic principle in its appli-
cation to instruction. It is, however, unnecessary to mul-
tiply comments or attempts to reverse or annul the laws of
Nature; we therefore proceed to show by the example ol
Prussia the reverse of what has been shown by that of
When opening our views on the history of Poland, some
few connecting facts in regard to the early history of Prus-
sia were introduced; but so interwoven has been the
progress of Russia, Poland, and Prussia, that the history
of no one of these States can be clearly understood, unless
taken in connexion with both the others. It ought to be
premised that PRUSSIA, as a general term, has been taken
from that part of the existing monarchy formerly known
as Ducal Prussia, and long a dependent fief of Poland,
from which circumstance it is yet provincially distinguish-
ed by the name of Polish Prussia. To show what is com-
prehended under the term Prussia as now applied, [ pre-
face the historical sketches with a tabular statement of the
eight Provinces comprised in the monarchy, with their ex-
I 'M -1. __*1 __ I __ I I l -n
This table was translated into.tFrench from the original
German, and inserted in the 46th Vol. of the Revue En-
cyclopddique, and supported by the most accredited author-
ities. From another comprehensive table inserted in the
same volume, it appears that the aggregate population of
the Prussian monarchy in 1816 was 10,337,502, or the aug-
mentation was within a small fraction of 21 per cent. in
14 years. Some more recent authorities raise the popula-
tion of that monarchy to fourteen millions. There is no
other mistake more commonly committed in the United
States, than to suppose Christian Europe teeming with
population-in brief, overstocked; and therefore the con-
clusion formed, that increase of population is slow or even
stationary. The reality comes out, nevertheless, that
from undoubted authority the aggregate population of
Christian Europe doubles in about fifty years. The gross
amount of fourteen millions gives to Prussia a distributive
population of 132 to the English square mile; whilst the
two most populous sections, Silesia and Rhenish Prussia,
taken together, have only 170 to the English square mile.
This scattered monarchy has been compared to a pair of
garters, stretching from Memel, in the northern part of East
Prussia, to the eastern borders of Holland and Belgium,
eight hundred miles, of which space it does not in fact fill
the whole, as the Rhenish Provinces are separated from the
others by the different Provinces of Hesse, and the king-
dom of Hanover. Berlin, in Brandenburg, and on the
small river Spree, is the German and general capital; but
Konigsberg, in East Prussia, and on the river Pregel, is
also considered a capital, as are Breslau, in Silesia, Mun-
ster, in Westphalia, Cologne, in Cleves, and Berg and
Coblentz, in Lower Rhine.
In 1829, the seven Universities of Prussia stoed thus:
Konigsherg 405 students.
Griefswalde, in Pomerania 159
Breslau, in Silesia 1,147
In 1825, besides the students in the Univers
were, in the elementary schools of Prussia,
Males, 822,077; Females, 755,922 -
Males, 49,169; Females, 37,050 -
Or about the one-eighth part of the
were in the schools.
Revue Encyclopedique, vol. 49, page 235.
ON THE FLORIDA WAR.
TO THE EDITORS OF THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
Camp Russell, Key Biscayne, (E. F.) Oct. 2,1839.
GENTLEMEN: The late murders and massacres which
have again stained our country with blood, blasted the
cheerful belief that the Florida war was at least terminat-
ed, and set at naught the treaty of General MACOMB, late-
ly concluded with the Seminole tribe of Indians, cause
the army of the South to look with an anxious eye to what
course the Government will now pursue. During the in-
terval of suspense which hangs over our minds, I take the
liberty of addressing you the following letter:
Being perfectly ignorant as to what steps will be taken
at Washington, I am of opinion that whether the Govern-
ment wishes to continue the war or not, in the end it will
be compelled to do so.
Having been nearly two years in the Florida army, I
think I have seen enough of the -Seminole Indians to learn
something about their customs, mode of government, &c.
The government of the Seminoles seems to be a sort of
democracy with unlimited powers.
There is no such thing as a king of the Seminoles, con-
trolling the movements of the whole tribe. The nation at
large is divided into parties, each of which has its sub-
chief, and occupies its own section or district of country;
and though there is nominally a head chief or king of the
nation, he has positively no power as such, except in a par-
The sub-chiefs are governed by the will of the party
which he leads, instead of the sub-chief governing the
will of his party. If the sub-chief is opposed to the will
of his party, he has no authority to enforce his opposition,
and he is compelled either to join in with the wishes of his
party, or be deposed and have another placed in his stead,
who will carry out their wishes and views. I believe he
generally chooses to sacrifice his own views and wishes to
those of his party, and thus becomes their leader.
The same mode of government seems to prevail between
the head chief or king and his sub-chiefs as between the
latter and their parties. So long as the head chief or king
supports the views and wishes of the sub-chiefs, when as-
sembled in council, so long does he represent the sense and
wishes of his sub-chiefs, and no longer. But when the
views and wishes of the head chief are opposed to that of the
sub-chiefs, he is no longer head chief; his authority is
gone, and he becomes one of the common vulgus, whilst
another head chief, who will carry out their views, is chu-
sen in his stead.
With this view of their mode of government, it is very
evident that the chiefs have actually no authority or con-
trol over their warriors, except so far as it approves their
wishes and pleasure.
General MACOMB was, therefore, mistaken in supposing
CHITTO TUSTENUGGEE to be the successor of SAM JONES, or
rather, I should say, that Chitto Tustenuggee was disho-
nest in making General Macomb think so, and, I believe,
told what was not true when he said that Sam Jones was
too old and infirm to be present at the treaty ground. On
the contrary, soon after the negotiation of the treaty was
over at Fort King, Sam Jones came into our camp on the
main land at the mouth of the Miami river, and we all, at
once, saw that he not only did not show in his appearance
any indications of having been sick, but also was entirely
destitute of the infirmities of age.
It is true that he was spare and thin in his habit of body,
but nothing more than what was natural and healthy; the
hair on his temples was white, and he apparently bore the
age of fifty-five or sixty years; but, otherwise, he mani-
fested a nervous and energetic disposition both in his phy-
sical frame and his air, gesture, and force of speech, &c.
I have no doubt but that Chitto Tustenuggee was sent by
Sam Jones to the treaty to represent him, and they may
have been honest in their intentions. But when Chitto
Tustenuggee represents to General Macomb that Sam
Jones is too sick, old, and infirm, to come to the treaty,
and soon after his veritable majesty comes to our camp on
the Miami river in a perfect state of health, there was
strong ground for suspicion, which was much strengthened
by the fact that when the time prescribed by the treaty for
them all to remove within the lines marked out expired,
f neither the chiefs nor warriors had made a single move-
f ment to that effect.
General Macomb entered into and concluded the treaty
with Chitto Tustenuggee as the "successor of Sam Jones,"
e and left the Territory before the treaty had been agreed to
and ratified by all of the sub-chiefs and their parties : and
probably before many scattered Indians had ever heard ol
the treaty. After the departure of General Macomb and
the arrival of Colonel Harney at this place, Chitto Tuste-
nuggee goes into the forest with the result of the confer-
ence at Fort King, and there is the last of the treaty. Sam
SJones and Chitto Tustenuggee, after the most faithful pro-
Smises, make no movements whatever to keep within the line
prescribed by the treaty, nor apparently do they use the
slightest exertions to influence their warriors and women
Sand children to db so; and the first thing we hear of is
Sthe massacre of Col. Harney's detachment at Caloosahat-
chee by a sub-chief who, a few days before the massacre,
openly avowed to Col. Harney that Sam Jones was not the
head chief of the Seminoles, but that he himself was the
'nrin.ei? nn I..hiafi !
believe they had not committed any decided acts of hostili-
ty, and therefore I think that they should not have been
taken as they were. For, when we take into view the ori-
gin of the war, and consider the circumstances under which
they were placed, was it consistent with sound moral doc-
trine to return treachery for treachery ? I leave it for men
more profound than myself to answer this question. Be-
fore we'do answer it, we should turn to review the man-
ner in which the war was in the first place brought into
existence, and then comes the question, who is in the right,
or who is in the wrong'?
Let these questions be answered as they may, it seems
to me that the Government will be compelled to continue
the war, on the ground that the Indians no longer have
any confidence in the white race, and, vice versa, the white
race in the Indians.
A few weeks since, I saw a piece in the Charleston
Courier of August 28th, headed Florida Abortions," over
the signature of Carnat a la Vendu," censuring our Ar-
my and Generals for failing to whip out of Florida, as he
calls them, a few "naked and half-starved Indians!".
However learned Mr. Carnat b. la Vendu" may be on
other subjects, it is very evident that he is not a Solomon
on the subject of the Florida war; and, in my opinion, he
had much better employ his pen on a subject which he has
the means of comprehending. His idea of a few naked
and half-starved Indians" is perfectly absurd to thbe who
have served in Florida, and had an opportunity of observing
the wants and mode of living among the Seminole Indians,
and their vast resources in the natural productions of the
As to their clothing, the climate is so mild that they re-
quire little or nothing, and they are perfectly satisfied with
a simple hunting-shirt, made out of deer skins, which they
can procure at any time, and even possess the art of tan-
ning and dressing them so as to make handsome buck-
skin. Their food abounds everywhere ; a variety and abun-
dance of game is scattered through the forests in every di-
rection; and along the coast they can procure any quanti-
ty of oysters, clams, sea fish, and sea turtle. In the inte-
rior, every trifling stream or river, pond or lake, is loaded
with fish and soft-shell turtle, the latter of which makes a
soup that would not be despised by the nicest epicures of
New York or Philadelphia; and that fish and turtle are
caught with a simple wooden spear! The coonti-root, from
which, by a very simple process, they extract a fine white
flour but little inferior to the Bermuda arrow-rout, grows
abundantly in the poorest as well as the richest soil, and is
absolutely inexhaustible; by it they procure their principal
and favorite food. They not only possess the necessaries
of life, but also the luxuries ; for it is well known to all
the officers at this place that, last spring, during the nego-
tiation of the treaty, the Indians brought to us, from the
everglades, large quantities of green corn and whortleber.
ries for sale, and that they actually supplied us with pro-
visions, instead of our supplying them. Besides the whor-
tleberries, they have also other kinds of wild fruit. How,
then, is it possible to starve Indians in F,'orida ?
I have entered somewhat into detail to prove that the
Indians cannot be starved in Florida, with a view to coun-
teract an impression left on the minds of many through
Col. Gadsden's letter, which appeared not very long ago in
the newspapers; and I regret that I have not now got it in
my hands to refer to. He states that one of the principal
grounds on which the Government was induced to move
the Indians was that put forth by the Indians themselves,
viz. that they were in a land too poor to support them-a
land of "alligators, snakes, and mosquitoes!" That it
was upon this ground that the Government was obliged to
feed the Indians with rations ; but the Government could
no longer afford to feed the Indians, and therefore they
must be removed to a country where they might live with-
out the aid of the Government. If this was the case, surely
no one could find fault with the humanity of the Govern-
ment. It was like a mother feeding her children who had
not, and, what was much worse, could not get any thing
to eat. But I think I have shown that if the Government
did feed the Indians, she did what was entirely unneces-
sary ; for how comes it that, since the war commenced,
these Indians have not only lived in this land of alliga-
tors, snakes, and mosquitoes," but have also grown fat and
saucy, and are ready at all times to fight battles 1
The most innocent and harmless animals, as well as the
most ferocious, by being chased may sometimes be made
furious ; and since the game is already entangled in the
net, it behooves us to take care how we take him out of the
trap ; if gentle means will not answer, we must kill him,
and drag him out by force; and, since matters have now
got into such a fix that the Government is compelled to use
forcible measures, the Army is the only instrument by which
she can execute her purposes; and since it must be done,
we should at once go to work and execute the orders of
Government, not only faithfully and honestly, but in the
best manner possible. And the Army does not need the
advice of citizens to teach it how to do this duty which we
owe to the Government.
The Army, which has marched over the whole Florida
Territory, and been exposed to every privation and suffer-
ing that can be imagined, is much better able to know the
reason why the Florida war has not been terminated than
citizens who sit at home and smoke their segars in the quiet
enjoyment of ease and luxury; who have never seen the
Territory of Florida, and are perfectly ignorant of the dif-
ficulties which embarrass our military operations on every
side. Those who, with a haversack over their shoulders,
a knapsack on their backs, and a heavy musket in their
hands, have entered the dreary solitudes and awful mo-
rasses of a region covering fifty thousand square miles,
frequently up to the waist in dense and slimy swamps, are
not only not surprised that the Florida war has not been
finished, but are also perfectly convinced that it never will
be finished by the campaigning system alone, even sup-
posing we had a force of twenty thousand men in the firld.
Nearly four years of experience have already demonstrated
that the campaigning system alone is not the correct one,
and two years of experience ought to have been sufficient
to demonstrate this truth. Being a staff officer, I make no
pretensions to a knowledge of the duties of officers of the
line. I will, however, venture to make a few observations.
It seems evident to my mind that the best plan is in the
first place to establish a line of posts to cut off the Indians
from the white settlements, and then to concentrate in the
Territory as much of the regular army as can be spared
from the North, East, and West; and if sufficient force
cannot be obtained in this way, increase the regular army,
at least for the time that will be.required to terminate the
war. I say nothing about volunteers and militia, for any
body who knows any thing about this sort of troops, knows
that they are the most useless, insubordinate, expensive,
and inefficient that we can have.
I think I would not follow exclusively the post system
of General TAYLOR, or the campaigning system of the
other Generals; but I would attempt to combine the ad.
vantages of both, and add the assistance of such a portion
of our Navy as might be deemed necessary to co-operate
along the coast, and move along the large rivers and upun
the large lakes of the interior; taking particular pains to
have vesselsoand boats of a proper size, construction, &c.
I would establish posts all over that portion of the Ter-
ritory which would secure health to the troops; cut roads in
every direction, and sustain, as far as possible, an easy and
frequent communication between all the posts. The posts
should be constructed with the view of being permanent
and comfortable. The officers and soldiers should have
good quarters, cultivate the ground immediately around the
posts, and should bring their wives and families to live with
them ; for it is one of the greatest hardships of this service
for married officers to be separated from their wives and
families for a series of years.
Under these circumstances, Florida service, so far from
being burdensome, would become comparatively easy, plea-
sant, and agreeable.
A constant system of scouting should be adopted at all
seasons of the year; and during the winter season, if it be
preferred, to have an army in the field ; this army might be
easily made by drawing off and concentrating from the
different posts throughout the Territory a certain portion
of their garrisons. On the approach of hot and unhealthy
f weather this army in the field might at once be dispersed
to join their respective garrisons during the summer, and
then again be ready for the field in the winter.
Spies should be employed to risk themselves at a fair
compensation, with a view of secretly finding out the camps
and dwelling places of the Indians: to hunt for Indian
signs," such as smokes, tracks, &c. which, when found,
should be immediately reported to the commanding officer
of the nearest-post, who would, by making a sally under
the cover of night, be enabled to surprise the Indians, and
thus gain an advantage over them by means of their own
principles of warfare.
This seems to be the only mode of carrying on the war
with a reasonable prospect of success. It is no objection
to this aatjem tn oxr s th it mill ro nir. n 7-.n. n t,. p i.-f A
merit, and at the same time more richly deserve their pay
and emoluments, than whilst being here employed in exter-
minating* an ungrateful, treacherous, and bloodthirsty
race of savages.
POSTScRIPT.-Since writing the foregoing, I have seen a
recent number of the Army and Navy Chronicle, contain-
ing a masterly piece on the subject of the Florida war, the
difficulties of which are ably illustrated by a comparison
with those of the Maroon war of Jamaica. This produc-
tion could only have emanated from a general officer who
has had experience in Florida, and merits the closest at-
tention of Congress and the People of the United States
The history of the Maroon war of Jamaica, which is
not generally known, presents a parallel case to that of the
Florida war in most of the important particulars.. But he
who compares them will, I think, be convinced that the
Florida case offers the greatest difficulties of the two, espe-
cially when the vastextent of the Florida Territory is brought
into consideration. If, then, the Maroon war of Jamaica
baffled the skill and ingenuity of one of the most powerful
military nations of Europe for the astonishing period of
fifty years! should the People of the United States be any
longer surprised at the continuance of the Florida war,
which has not yet reached four years' duration, and which
presents the greatest difficulties of the two ?
If the author of the "Florida Abortions" will procure
the number of the Army and Navy Chronicle which con-
tains the piece referred to, and read it attentively, I feel
very sure that he would not again dare to call our "Army
establishment" a mere nonentity." And I would be very
much surprised if he did not apply to himself the quota-
tion which he has applied to our Army-
Oh Shame where is thy blush ? '
A Junior Officer of the Medical Staff
in the Army of the South.
When I use the word exterminate, I do not wish it to be
understood in the most rigid sense, and, in order to qualify
and extend its signification, I would say that, after having laid
aside the folly of treating and holding "talks," &c. we should
kill every male Indian over fifteen years of age, excepting the
old men, and those who will deliver themselves into the hands
of the whit mraen ; whilst all under that age, together with the
women and children, should be made prisoners of war, and
be removed from the country.
JONATHAN SLICK IN NEW YORK.
FROM THE NEW YORK EXPRESS, OCT. 30.
To Mr. ZEPHANIAH SLICK, Justice of the Peace, and Dea-
con of the Church, over to Weathersfield, in the State of
DEAR PAR: I arrived here safe and sound, arter a long
and tedious voyage down the river aRd along shore to this
place. The captain left me to navigate the sloop purty
much alone. The lazy coot did nothing on arth but eat
raw turnips and drink cider-brandy all the way down. I'll
be whipped if he warnt more than half corned the hull
time. Now its my opinion that the best thing you can do
with that chap is to send him end foremost about his bis-
ness jest as quick as he gits back. He don't arn salt to
his porrage, nor never did. The first thing I did arter the
sloop was hauled up tu the wharf at Peck Slip was to go
down to the stores about Fulton Market and peddle off
the cider-brandy and garden sarce. Captain Doolittle
wanted to go with me, but you sent me down here as a
sort of a supercargo, and I warnt likely to let him stick his
nose into my business. I know the critter like a book, and
I'm sartin that he'd a gone hum and told all about, that I
wasn't capable of doing my own bisness here in York.
By gracious, if it did'nt make me stare to see the purty
gals and the handsome married women a walking up and
down the market among the heaps of beets and cabbages.
They looked around mighty knowing, and I rather guess
I got my share of attention, but somehow it made me feel
kinder streaked to have them a looking at me so steady, for
I hadn't nothing on but my every day clothes; besides, the
stock that marm made me out of her old bombasin petti-
coat propped up my chin so that I couldn't a stooped tu
look into a woman's face if I'd a wanted to ever so much.
I do believe marm and Judy White must a put more than
a peck of tatu r starch inter the lining. It's allfired stiff,
that's a fact.
Wal, I sold out the lading to purty good advantage, con-
sidering the times. Then I went down to the sloop, and
slicked up in my Sunday clothes, and started off full chisel
to go and see cousin John Bebee. They told me that he
kept store away down Pearl street, een-a-most to the Bat-
tery ; so I went on as fast as I could get along, through
the boxes and barrels that lay in the street, till I came to a
great high brick store that had cousin John's name over the
,door. It seems that John has gone inter partnership with
a Mr. Co, for that feller's name is on the sign arter hisen
as large as life. I knew that he and John Wheeler went
into company together, but I suppose they wanted more
chink than either on em could raise. and so engaged this
Mr. Co to help em along.
I swan if it warnt enough to make a feller dry to see the
hogsheads of rum and molasses, and the heaps of tea boxes
and sugar barrels, piled up inside the store ; it looked like
living, I can tell you. I went through clear to the other
end of the store, for they told me that cousin John was in
the counting room away back there. Wal, I got to the
counting room at last, and a handsome little room it was,
all carpeted and fixed out like some of our best rooms in
Connecticut. I haint seen so purty a store scarce ever. John
wasn't there, but I could see that he hadn't got over all his
old tricks, for a lot of chesnut shells was trod down round
the stove, and there wasn't a few empty bottles standing
round under the table and back of the desks. It was en-
ough to turn one's stomach to look at the spit box ; it was
more than half filled up with pieces of segars, and ends
of tobacco, that looked as if they had been chawed over a
dozen times or more. I don't see where cousin John got
that trick of smoking and chewing, I defy any body to say
he lamed it in old Connecticut. They needn't talk to us
about the Yankees, for these Yorkers beat us all hollar in
them things; I haint forgot the time when John would a
turned up his nose at a long nine, as if it had a been pison,
but now he's sot himself up for a gentleman there is no
knowing what he haint taken to.
There was a chap standing by one of the desks, with
the edge of his dickey turned over his stock, like an old-
fashioned baby's bib, put on wrong side afore, and with
his hair curled and frizzled up like a gal's. I knew in a
minit that this feller could'nt be cousin John, so I went up
tu him, and sez I:
Friend, can you tell when Mr. Bebee 'ill be in ?" The
chap took a watch out on his vest pocket about as big as
a ninepence, and sez he,
I don't know positively, but I spose in the course of
half an hour or so. Its about time for the banks to close."
Wal," sez I, I spose I may as well wait for him, as I
aint in much of a hurry jist now." So I sot down in a
chair, and, arter histing my sole leather onter the top of the
stove, I bugun tu scrape acquaintance with the chap as I
Tough times with you merchants now, aint they?"
sez I, looking over the top of the paper.
Very," sez he, a mending his pen. Its as much as
we can du to make both ends meet afore the banks shut up
days. Mr. Bebee's out a shinning now."
A what?" sez I.
"A shinning." sez he; "borrowing money to take up
his own notes with, and if he dent git it I don't know what
we shall do."
Oh, sex I to myself, this is the new partner, Mr. Co, he
must have a good chance of money in the concern, or he
would'nt feel so oneasy.
We was doing a beautiful bisness," sez he, a shaking
his head, "till the Philadelphia banks stopped specie pay-
ments. I wish they'd a been sunk."
No," sez I, that aint fair, but its human natur, I
spose, tu give banks as well as people a helping kick when
they're a going down hill. I don't understand much of
these things, Mr. Co."
My name isn't Co," sez he, a staring, its Smith."
What," sez I," have they got another in the company?"
"No," sex he, kinder coloring up, I'm the assistant
I couldn't but jist keep from giving a long whistle right
out. The stuck up varmint! Wal," sez I, arter a minit,
" Mr. Smith, let me give you one piece of advise, don't be
so ready to say we and to talk over your employer's bisness
with strangers next time. Sich things do no good any way,
but they may do a good deal of harm. Its the duty of a
clark among us to attend to that he's paid for, and if he at-
tends to much else we purty generally find out that he aint
good for much else in the long run."
You never saw a fellei look so mean as he did when I
cents. I'll jist give you a little notion how they make the
Express, for I read it een'emost through afore cousin John
came. The editors git all the papers in the country toge-
ther, jist as we pick out our apples in cider time, and they
go to work and git all that's worth reading out on 'em and
put it all in one great paper, which they sell for three cents;
so that a feller can know what's said by every editor North
and South on one side and other, without the trouble of
reading but one paper; jist as we can git the juice of a
bushel of apples all in a pint of cider, after its once been
through the mill. I raly think its one of the best plans I
ever heard on, and I'm so sartin that every body will take
it, by and by, that I've a notion that if you'd jist as lives
let me throw up the onion trade, I'H try and git in to write
for it; but we'll talk all that over by and by, arter I've seen
the editors. Major Jack Downing is writing for them al-
ready, and perhaps-but I haint made up my mind about
it yit, though I kept a thinking it over all the while I was
a reading in the counting-room.
Wal, I was jest taking a dive inter the advertisements
when cousin John come in. I raly believe you would'nt
know the critter, he's altered so. He's grown as fat and
pussy as old Lawyer Sikes in our parts, but I raly think he
looks better for it. I tell you what, his clothes must cost
him a few. He had on a superfine broadcloth coat, that
did'nt cost a whit less than ten dollars a yard, I would'nt
be afraid to bet a cookey. You could a seen your face in
his boots, and his hair was parted on the top of his head,
and hung down on the sides of his face, and all over his
coat collar, till he looked more like a woman in men's
clothes than any thing else. I thought I should a haw-
hawed out a larfin, all I could do, though it made me kind-
er wrathy to see a feller make such an etarnal coot of him-
self. I thought I'd see if he'd know me agin, so I onyjest
crossed one foot over t'other on the top of the stove, and
tipt my chair back on its hind legs, and kept on reading as
independent as a corkscrew, jest ter see how he'd act.
Wal, he cum right up to the stove, and took his coat
tail under his arms, and begun to whistle as if there warnt
nobody in the room. Once in a while, as I took a peek
over the top of the paper, I could see that he was a larfin
at me kinder sideways, as if he could'nt exactly make up
his mind whether he knew me or-not. I felt my heart
kinder rising up in my throat, for it put me in mind of old
times, when we used to weed onions and slide down hill
together. At last I could'nt stand it no longer, so I jump-
ed up and flung down the paper, and, says I, Cousin
White, how do you do !"
He stared like a stuck pig at fust, but I raly believe the
feller was glad to see me when hrfound out who I was,
for he shook my hand like all nature Sez he, Mr. Slick,"
sez he, I'm glad to see you down in the city ; how's the
deacon, and aunt Eunice, and the Mills gals 1 you see I
haint forgot old times." With that we sot into a stream
o' talk about Weathersfield people, and so on, that lasted
a good two hours by the town clock. Arter a while, cou-
sin John took out his watch, all gold inside and out, and,
sez he, "Come, Mr. Slick, it's about four o'clock-go up
and take a family dinner with us." I rather guess I star-
ed a few, to think of being axed to eat dinner at that time
o' day ; but as I hadn't eat any thing but a cold bite aboard
the sloop since morning, the thoughts of a good warm din-
ner warnt by no means to be sneezed at.
Better late than never," sez I to myself, arter I had put
on my hat and stuck my hands in my pantaloons pockets
ready for a start. But jest as we wur a going out, there
come a feller in to talk over the meeting that the merchants
had jest had at the City Hotel; and so sez cousin Bebee,
sez he- 4
Here, Mr. Slick, is the number of our house-sup-
posing you go along and tell Mrs. Bebee that I'll be home
as soon as I can get through a little bisness-she won't
make a stranger of you."
I ruther guess she won't," sez I, a taking the little
piece of paper which he'd ben a writing on ;" if she does,
there must a ben an almighty change in her since we use
to go to singing school and apple-bees together."
John looked kind a skeery toward the stranger, and be-
gun to fidget about; so I told him I could find the way,
and made myselfscarce in less than no time-for I thought
as like as not the feller cum to git him to put his name to a
note, or something of that sort; so I thought I'd give him
a chance to say no, if he wanted to.
By gracious for I'd give a quart of soap if you and
marm could a ben with me in Broadway as I went along.
I couldn't help from stopping een-a-most every other minit
to look into the winders.
Some of them was chuck full of watches and earrings,
and some spoons spread all out like a pan, and lots on lots
of finger rings all stuck over a piece of black cloth to
make em shine. I'll be darned to darnation if it did'nt
make my eyes ache as if I'd been snow blind a week only
jist to look at em as I went along I stopped into one
store jist by the Park, and bought a silver thimble for
marm, and it was as much as I could do to keep from go-
ing into one of the stores where I saw .uch a heap of ca-
licos, to git her a new gown too. But I can't begin to
write more than a priming of what a feller may see as he
goes up Broadway. It fairly made me ashamed of our
horses, old Polly in perticlar, when I saw the handsome
critters that the niggers driv about them coaches with here.
I tell you what, they make such a glistening and shining
when they go through the streets chuck full of gals all in
their feathers and hurbalows That Broadway is a little
lengthy, and no mistake! I believe I footed it more than
two miles on them tainal hard stun walks, and afore I got
to Bleecker street, where cousin Bebee lives, I thought my
feet would a blistered.
Wal, arter all, I thought I never should a got into the
house when I did git to it. It was a allfired high, and a
heap of stun steps went up to the door, with a kind of picket
fence made out of iron, all weldened over on the sides. I
looked all over the door for a knocker, but couldent find
nothing in the shape of one; only a square chunk of brass,
with cousin Bebee's name writ on it. I rapped with my
fist till the skin was most peeled off my knuckles, but no-
body seemed to hear, and I begun to think the folks warnt
to hum, and that I should lose my dinner arter all. I was
jist beginning to think it best to make tracks for Peck Slip
again, when a feller come by and kinder slacked tackle,
and looked as if he was a going to speak.
"Look a here, you sir," sez I, can you tell me whether
the folks that live here are at home or not? I can't make
Why don't you ring the bell ?" sez he, a looking at
me as if he never see a man afore.
I went down the steps and looked up to the ruff of the
house, but it was so darned high that I couldent a seen any-
thing in the shape of a belfry if there'd a been a dozen on
I'll be darned if I can see any bell," sez I to the man,
and then he kinder puckered up his mouth, and looked as
if he was a going to larf right out.
You seem to be a stranger in the city," sez he, a trying
to bite in, for I spose he see that my dander was a getting
Yes," sez I, I am, and what of that V"
"Oh, nothing," says he, a hauling in his horns quite a
considerable. Jist pull that little silver knob there, and I
rather think you can make them hear." With that I went
up the steps agin, and give the knob, as he called it, an al-
mighty jerk, for I felt a little riled at being larfed at. It
warnt half a jiffy afore the door was opened, and a great
strapping nigger stood inside a staring at me as if he meant
to swaller me hull, without sars.
Wal," sez I, you snow-ball, you, what are you star-
ing at? Why don't you git out of the way and let me
come in ?"
Who do you want 2" sez he, without sopmuch as mov-
ing an inch-the impudent varmint.
"What's that tu you, you darned lump of charcoal 1"
sez I; "jist you mind your own bisness, and git out of
the door." With that I giv him a shove, and went into
the entry-way. When the nigger had picked himself up
agin, I told him to go and tell Mrs. Bebee that her cousin,
Jonathan Slick, from Weathersfield, Connecticut, wanted
to see her.
I wish you could a seen how the feller showed the whites
of his eyes when I said this. I couldn't keep from larfin
tu see him a bowing and a scraping to me. Jist step into
the drawing room,"sez he, a opening a door, I will tell
Mrs. Bebee that you are here."
By the living hokey! I never stepped my foot in such a
room as that in all my born days. 1 raly thought my boot
was a sinking inter the floor, the carpet was so thick and
soft. It seemed jist like walking over the onion patches
when they've just been raked and planted in the spring-
time. The winder curtains were all yaller silk, with a
great heap of blue tossels hanging round the edges; and
there was no end to the little square benches, about as big
as marm's milking-stool, all covered over with lambs and
rabbits a sleeping among lots of flowers as natural as life.
The b hnack sf fthe chnia wra o.tlid mn.-..a1 T nr nk.rr
them clocks that our Samuel peddles than chalk is like
cheese. There were two other things kinder like the clock
on both eends of the mantle shelf, but they warnt nigh so
big, and they hadn't no picters nor no woman on the top;
and instid of the glass kiver there was long chunks o' glass
hanging down all round them like icicles round the nose of
our pump in the winter-time. 1 give one on em a little lift
jist to find out what it was, but the glasses begun to gingle
so that it scared me out of a year's growth, and I sot it
down agin mighty quick, I can tell you. Wal, arter a
while, I begun to grow fidgety, so I sot down on a setee,
all wirred over with shiney cloth, like the chairs; but I
guess I hopped up agin, spry enough. I never saw any-
thing giv as the seat did. I thought at first that I was
a sinking clear through to the floor, clothes and all. It
makes me fidgety to be shut up in a room alone, so I be-
gun to fix up a little; but, all I could do, them new.cas-
samere pantaloons that Judy White made for me would
keep a slipping up eenamost to the top of my boots. I don't
see how on arth the chaps in New York keep their trousers
legs down so slick; one would think they had been dipped
into em as marm makes her taller candles, they fit so. 'Wal,
carter I'd worked long enough on the tarnal things, I went
up to a whapper of a looking glass that reached eenamost
from the top to the bottom of the room-jist took a peep at a
chap about my size on other *de. I tell you what it is;
the feller there warnt to be sneaed at on a rainy day, if he
did come from the country, though for a sixfooter he look-
ed mighty small in that big looking glass. I guess you'd a
laughed tu a seen him trying to coax his dickey to curl
over the edge of that plaguey stiff bombasin stock that rnarm
made, and tu a seen him a pulling down them narrer shirt
risbonds so as to make them stick out under his cuff, and
a slicking down his hair on each side of his face with lioih
hands, but it wouldent stay though; nothing on arnh but a
hog is so contrary as a feller's hair when it once gets.to
sticking up, I do think.
I'd fixed up pretty smart, considering, and was jest stick-
ing my breast-pin a little more in sight, when the do.or
opened, and cousin Mary come in. If I hadn't known it
was her, I'm sartin I shouldn't a known her no more than
nothing, she was so puckered up. She had on a silk frock
ruffled round the boom, and her hair hung in great long
black curls down her neck, eenamost to her bosom, and she
had a gold chain wound all round her head, besides one a
hanging about her neck, and her waist warnt bigger round
than a pint cup. I never was so struck up in my life, as
I was tu see her. Instid of coming up and giving me a
good shake o' the hand ur a buss-there wouldn't a ben
any harm in't, as we were cousins-she put one foot fored
a little and drew t'oiher back kind 'o catecornering, and
then she scrt o' wiggled her shoulders, and bent fored and
made a curchy city fashion. Sez I tu myself, If that's
what you're up tu, I'll jest showyou that we've had a dan-
cing school in Weathersfield since yeu left it, Miss Bc bee."
So I put out my right foot and drew it up inter the holler
of other foot, and let my arms drop down a sort a parpin-
dicular, and bent for'ard-jist as a feller shuts a jack-knife
when he's afeard of cutting his fingers-and keeping my
eyes fixed on her face, though I did have tu roll em up a
leetle, I reckon I give her a purty respectable sample of a
Weathersfield bow to match her York churches.
Pray be seated Mr. Slick," sez she, a screwing her
mouth up inter a sort of a smile; but when I saw how she
was stuck up, I warnt going to be behind-hand with her, so
I puckered up my mouth too, though it was awful hard
work, and sez I, after you is manners for me, Miss Be-
bee." With that she sot down in one of the rocking chairs
and stuck her elbow on her arm and let her head drop inter
her hand as if she warnt more than half alive, and sez
Take an ottoman, Mr. Slick."
I guess I turned red enough, for I had'nt no idee what
she ment, but I sot down on one of the footstools at a ven-
ter, and then she said, scz she,
How do Mr. and Mrs. Slick do? I hope they're well."
I felt my ebenezer a getting up tu hear her call her hus-
band's own uncle and aunt such stuck up names, and sz I,
"Your uncle and aunt are pretty smart so as to hbe jog-
ging about, thank you, Miss Bebee." I had'nt but just got
the words out of my mouth when there was a bell rung so
as to make me jump up, and in a minit after cousin John
[To be continued, in which tliere is an account of the din-
ner given to Mr. Slick.]
JAMES J. DICKINS,
Attorney and Coursellor at Law,
Has removed his office to Pennsylvania Avenue, a few doors
west of the City Post Office. oct 30-c&d3m
L AND AT PUBLIC SALE.--By virtue of a'deed
Sof trust, made by Benjamin Bean to me, the subscriber,
I shall sell, for cash, at public auction, on Monday, tlhe 9th day
of December, 1839, so much of the following described piece
of ground as is situated in the county of Washington, in the Dis-
trict of Columbia, to wit: beginning at a black-walnut tree
standing at the west edge of the road (east of the Eastern
Branch) leading from Bladensburg to Alexandria, and at the
end of the last three following courses and distances, run con-
tinuously from the southwest corner of the Beaver Dam bridge
viz. first, south 11 degrees west, 36 perches; second, south 19
degrees west, 12 perches; third, south 33| degrees west
3 perches and sixty-eight hundredths of a perch, to said walnut
tree; and running from said tree north 89 degrees 30 minutes
west, to the outlines of the tract called Fife Enlarged," at
the mouth of the Piney branch; thence, round and with the
meanders of the said Piney branch, up the same, to the west
side of the aforesaid road ; thence, with the west side of said
road, to the beginning tree.
On the payment of the purchase-money, the subscriber wIl
convey all the estate and interest vested in him by the said deed
of trust in the aforesaid land and premises. If the purchase-
money be not paid within ten days from the day of sale, the
subscriber reserves the right to resell the said land and prem-
ises at the cost and expense of the delinquent purchaser.
Sale to take place at 12 o'clock M., at the residence of the
subscriber, adjoining said land.
nov 1-dts ALEX. McCORMICK, Trustee.
EGROES FOR SALE.--By virtue of an order
From the Orphans' Court of Charles county, thie sub-
scriber will sell at public auction on Tuesday, the 26th day of
November next, at Brentfield, near Port Tobacco, Charles
county, Maryland, about forty valuable and likely slaves, of
different ages and sexes, belonging to the estate of the late
GLeorge Brent, of the county aforesaid, deceased.
He will also sell at the same time -and place sundry other
personal chattels, such as horned cattle, mules, plantation uten-
sils, long provender, &c. &c.
Terms of sale : For all sums of $10 and less the-cash will be
required ; and upon all sums above $10 a credit of six months
will be given, the purchasers giving bond with approvedsecuii-
ty, bearing interest fiom the (lay of sale.
Executor of George Brent, deceased, Port Tobacco.
VALUABLE LANDS FOR SALE.-The under-
Vsigned is authorized to dispose of some valuable wood
lots and open lands, portions of the estate of the late N. D.
Digges. The said lands are of good soil and well wooded,
within five miles of Washington, and are divided into lots of
from thirty to fifty acres. The same will be subject to private
sale until Monday, the 28th of October, whel, it not sold,-they
will, on that day, be offered at public sale. Sale at 12 o'clock,
at Sligo Mills, if fair, if not, the next fair day.
Terms : One-half cash; balance in 12 and 18 months, to be
secured by notes endorsed by approved security.
D. C. DIGGES,
oct 12-d3t&cpts Bladensburg.
M 'The above sale is unavoidably postponed until
Monday, the 4th of November, same hour and place.
oct 29-3t D. C. DIGGES.
PECIE.-Wanted, Silver and Gold, in large or small
sums, for which the highest premium will be given when
sent to my office. JOHN DUKE EMACK,
6th street, Gadsby's Hotel.
The greatest variety of tickets in any of the lotteries now
drawing may always be found at Fortune's Home.
The Virginia State Lottery draws at Alexandria on Saturdayi
2d November. Capital prize, $30,000.
Tickets $10-Halves $5-Quarters $2 50.
Persons ordering tickets will please address
JOHN DUKE EMACK,
oct 31-3tif 6th street, Washington City.
r HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscriber
T hasobtained fiom the Orphans' Court of Washington
county, District of Columbia, letters of administration on the
personal estate of Charles Litle, 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. 24th day of Octo-
ber next; they may otherwise by law be excluded from all
benefit of the said estate.
Given under my hand this twenty-fourth day of October,
eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.
J. F. CALLAN,
Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and
SATURDAY; NOVEMBER 2, 1839.
THE NEW YORK ELECTION.
The next week is to- decide the great ques-
tion of the relative strength of parties in the
Empire State. We are admonished by the un-
certainty of all conjectural rests, as demon-
strated on several occasions within the few past
months, not to hazard any confident prediction
as to the event of this important election. We
do notknow, however, why we should iot speak
of it according to our impressions from what we
have heard and seen. Those impressions are,
generally, then, that in the city of New York
there will be a very close contest, and that the
odds in the rest of the State are decidedly in
favor of the Whigs.
As the contest in the city of New York be-
DELEGATES TO THE HARRISBURG CON-
The following gentlemen have been chosen,
in the several Congressional districts of MASSA-
CHUSETTS, as Delegates to the Whig National
Convention which is to assemble at Harrisburg
on the first Wednesday of December next, to
nominate a candidate for the Presidency:
DELEGATES AT LARGE.
BARKER BURNELL, of Nantucket.
ISAAC C. BATES, of Northampton.
1st District.-Not yet chosen.
tween the Republicans and the Administration gates selected by
JAMES H. DUNCAN.
H. G. 0. COLBY.
NATHANIEL M. DAVIS
following is the list of Dele-
the Whigs of Maine to repre-
party is likely to be so close, and (it may be) so sent them in the Harrisburg Convention:
r memorable hereafter, we desire that our readers
shall know precisely the grounds upon which
the opposing parties are marshalled, and be able
to discern plainly the line which separates them.
With this view we have copied to-day a column
or two from one of the New York Whig Jour-
nals, to which the reader, who desires informa-
tion on the subject, will do well to direct his
We have admitted into our columns to-day a
Letter addressed to us by an Officer of the Army
on the subject of the mode of prosecuting ope-
rations against the hostile Indians in Florida.
Believing that there are in the Army about as
many opinions on this subject as there are of-
ficers, we should not have published this letter
had it come to us anonymously, even though
assured that it was the production of an officer.
Nor, perhaps, should we have inserted it upon
the authority of a known writer, were we not
somewhat influenced by the circumstance of the
writer's offering and intending to pay from his
private pocket for the publication. We cannot
accept payment for the insertion of an article so
purely of a public nature ; yet the offer to pay for
it is such an evidence of the sober earnestness
of the writer that we have not been able to refuse
him the gratification of placing his views in this
form before the Public.
For three days we have had no newspaper
from St. Louis; so we are yet in suspense ps
to the degree of credit due to the report of the
death of Col. JOSEPH M. WHITE, which is said
to have taken place in that city on the 19th of
EXPLORING EXPEDITIoN.-We understand
that the Exploring Expedition went as far South
as latitude 70 and some minutes. .Large masses
of ice were seen in every direction; and, as the
winter was coming on, it was not deemed pru-
dent to proceed further at that time. A plenty
of right whales were seen in the high latitudes.
Returning to Valparaiso and Callao, the Ex-
pedition refitted, and then proceeded to the
Sandwich Islands, and were to spend the (South-
ern) winter in exploring among the Pacific
islands and shoals. On the return of spring,
say about this time, they were expected to go
South again, intending to gain as high a South-
ern latitude as the state of the ice would permit.
Returning from this cruise in the autumn, (next
spring,) they would visit the Columbia river,
Oregon Territory, and the neighboring coast
and islands, after which they would return to
the United States by the way of the Cape of
Good Hope. They cannot be expected home
much sooner than two years from the present
date.-Journal of Commerce.
CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION.-The election in
the District of Richland, Lexington, Orange-
burgh, and Bdrnwell, (S. C.) to supply the va.
cancy occasioned by the resignation of.the Hon.
F. H. ELMORE, has resulted in the choice of Col.
SAMPSON H. BUTLER. BUTLER, 1,512; JAMI-
SON, 1,095; CAUGHMAN, 940. All sub-Treasu-
MILITARY ARRESTS.-The Carlisle (Pa.) Vo-
lunteer has the following paragraph :
Military arrests appear to be the order of the day in this
borough for the last seven or eight morrths. First, Colo-
nel Foulk by Major General Alexander; secondly, Ma-
jors Alexander and McCartney, and Lieut. Creigh, by
Colonel Foulk; thirdly, Colonel Foulk again by General
Alexander; fourthly, Captains Moudy and Wise by Ma-
jor McCartney, he having been previously restored to duty
by General Alexander; and lastly, Major General Alex-
ander by his Excellency the Commander-in-Chief. The
arrests have all grown out of the celebrated buckshot war,
and, if the good people of this borough do not become well
acquainted with military law, it is not for lack of oppor-
DISINTERESTED DEMOCRACY.-The influence of the of
fice-holders in the large cities is not properly understood or
appreciated. The People at large are but little aware of it,
and, perhaps, many even of the Whigs may think that it
is overrated. It has, however, within the last year or two,
become so conspicuous, and those who wield the offices of
the Government have become so unblushing in their inter-
ference in elections, and in their contribution to party funds,
that the indignation of the community is fast rising against
them. A New York paper furnishes a striking proof of
the immense money power which is wielded by the office-
holders in a single ward in that city. It gives the names
and salaries of the office-holders resident in that ward.
They are eighty in number, and their joint salaries amount
to $56,455 per annum. Amongst them we notice the
names of ALEXANDER MING and LEVI D. SLAMM, well-
known characters. Now, when an*;important election
comes on, here are eighty men in pay to carry out the de-
signs of the Government in one ward. They are taxed-
'-m .. I
FOR THE STATE AT LARGE.
ELISHA H. ALLEN, of Penobscot.
SYLVANUS R. LYMAN, of Cumberland.
Cumberland Distiict.-WM. PITT FESSEN-
DEN, of Portland.
York.-SAMUEL BRADLEY, of Hollis.
Oxford.-ZAPoc LONG, of Buckfield.
Lincoln.-THOMAS SHERMAN, of Dresden.
Kennebec.-RICHARD H. VOSE, of Augusta.
Waldo.-GEORGE PENDLETON, of Camden.
Penobscot.-GEORGE W. COOLEY, of Bangor.
Hancock and Washington.-ANDREW PETERS,
FROM THE CHEROKEES.
We copy the following important letter from
the St. Louis Republican :
HEADQUARTERS 2D DEPT. W. DIVISION,
Fort Gibson, September 28, 1839.
SIR: By the last mail Capt. Armstrong and myself re-
ceived instructions from the War Department'to appre-
hend and have punished the murderers of Ridges and
Boudinot; and as these offenders are believed to be late
emigrants, we have demanded them of John Ross; and,
in the event of his failure to have them delivered at this
fort, they will be taken by the military force which may
be opposed by the Cherokees, or a portion of them, which
will lead to serious difficulties. I have therefore to request
that you will give notice of this to the inhabitants of Wash-
ington and the adjoining counties, that they may bein readi-
ness to promptly turn out to defend their frontier, and to aid
the military force if necessary. Col. Mason, the commanding
officer at Fort Wayne, is required to keep you advised of
the state of affairs in the Cherokee nation ; and, in the
event that the Cherokees should determine to resist the
orders of the Government, it will be necessary that the
ordnance and the ordnance stores at Fayetteville should be
protected by a strong guard.
I have ordered an additional supply of subsistence stores
to Fort Wayne, for the purpose of furnishing such volun-
teers or militia force as may from necessity be assembled to
give security to your frontier, and to carry out the instruc-
tions of the Government.
I have the honor to be, with much respect, your obedient
servant, M. ARBUCKLE,
Brevet Brig. Gen. U. S. Army.
To the Hon. A. YELL, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
AUGUSTA, (GEO.) OCT. 24.
A TURNIP CROP SPOILED.-Since our last we have been
favored with a light fall of rain, which has caused the
river to rise some two or three feet, and, dreadful to relate,
it has swept away the one-rail fence, and completely over-
flowed the plantation of the founder and proprietor of
Hamburg," noticed in our paper a few weeks since as hav-
ing been surveyed, ploughed, and planted, on the bottom of
the Savannah river. His turnips and late corn had just
begun to make their appearance above ground, and the loss
of his crop will no doubt be severely felt, as, were it not
for this sad mishap, they Would have brought a good price
in this market, not only tor their flavor, but as a curiosity.
The worst is still to come; we fear the worthy founder"
will not live long enough again to behold his plantation,
unless we have shortly another such dry year as 1839 has
been so far. Yesterday the river was falling fast.-Con-
The Petersburg Intelligencer tells a good joke which oc-
curred in that town a few days ago. It was rumored that the
Governor had issued a proclamation requiring the State taxes
to be collected in gold and silver. In an instant all who had
been putting off the Sheriff for months past with the old
burden of "call again to morrow," were in pursuit of him
to pay their taxes, while they might yet do so, with depre-
ciated paper. Even Locofocos to the backbone were seen,
with bank rags" in hand, pressing forward to be in ad-
vance of the proclamation and save their per centum. The
Sheriff, of course, made a good haul, while the practical
operation of the specie sub-Treasury scheme was beautiful-
FIRS IN CHARLESTON, KANAWHA.--From a letter of the
Postmaster at Charleston, Virginia, we are advised of a
destructive fire, by which those enterprising stage proprie-
tors, Messrs. Belden & Walker, have lost (without insu-
rance) their entire stables, carriages, and sixteen horses,
besides other valuable property. The fire extended to one
or more contiguous dwellings, and is unaccounted for, un-
less it was the work of an incendiary, of whose deeds of
darkness the last few weeks have given us awful warning
in various parts of the country, both North and South.
KEY WEST, OCTOBER 7.
It becomes our painful duty to announce the deaths of
Midshipman H. WADDEL and two privates, belonging to
the United States steamer Poinsett, of the brain fever. We
deeply sympathize with the friends of the deceased, who
were thus cut off among strangers, deprived of the voice of
affection from a parent, brother, or sister; to sooth their
last dying moments.-Floridian.
JAMES JERVEY, Esq. was on Saturday, the 26th ultimo,
elected President of the State Bank of South Carolina, the
office having been rendered vacant by the death of the Hon.
The village of Black Rock, on Lake Erie, is fast grow-
ing into importance, from the great advantages it possesses
from its water power. Several fine flour mills are already
under way, and ethers are in progress of erection.
Mrs. EUPHRASIA FORRESTER committed suicide in New
York on Sunday; also, Mrs. HARRIET BLANCHARD, in the
same city, on the same day. Both of them took laudanum.
On the 28th of October, by the Rev. CORNELIUS H.
MUSTARD, Rev. ISAAC W. K. HANDY, Pastor of the
Presbyterian Church, Berlin, Worcester county, Md. to
Miss MARY JANE ROZELLE, daughter of MOSEs
PURNELL, Esq. of the same. county.
At Philadelphia, on Tuesday evening, by the Rev. Mr.
r0r. .1.T.. r.TA q u W ..P3 t% Mf A T A T crTT
NEW YORK CITY, OCT. 21, 1839.
A. D. Wilson, Chairman, &c.
SIR: I am in favor of the passage of the Independent Trea-
sury bill, w;th the specie clause.
1 am opposed to the further chartering of banks in this State,
and to the extension ofthe charters of those now incorporated.
I am in favor of the immediate suppression of all bank bills
under the denomination of five dollars.
I am opposed to pledging the credit of the State for internal
But I cannot serve, on this occasion, as a candidate for the
Assembly. It might much derange my private affairs to do so;
still I would consent were I not sure that there are very many
fully competent, to which it would be no inconvenience.
Very respectfully, JOHN I. MORGAN.
Is there not in these matters-in the systematic plan upon
which they are conducted-and in the unhesitating com-
pliance of candidates of all shades, degrees, and conditions
-something that should alarm the honest and industrious
citizen, who hopes, by his successful exertions, aided by
the credit to which those exertions entitle him, to build up
for himself both property and reputation ? Should they not
alarm those who already have acquired property and stand-
ing ? Will they not alarm all who feel and know that, if
such a revulsion in our commercial habits and resources as
the overthrow of banks and the introduction of a metallic
currency is to be brought about, the whole structure of so-
ciety will be upturned, and luin, universal and wide-spread,
deface the land ?
We call, then, upon the men of substance, and we call
upon the young men who, for their only capital, have good
characters and willing arms-we call upon the laborer, the
mechanic, the artisan of every degree, who must depend
upon credit and its vivifying influences for the means of em-
ployment, to arouse themselves to the dangers with which
they are threatened, and to resist, while there is yet time,
the assaults of destructive Locofocoism.
GREAT PUBLIC MEETING.
Pursuant to a call for a meeting of those opposed to the
odious sub-Treasury scheme, and to other tyrannical mea-
sures of the Federal Government," there was an immense
gathering of the People last night at National Hall to re-
ceive the report of the nominating committee appointed to
select suitable candidates for Senator, Register, and Mem-
bers of Assembly. The meeting was organized by the
THE NF4W YORK ELECTION.
FROM THE NEW YORK AMERICAN OF OCTOBER 30.
One of the most important issues to be determined by
the election now close at hand undoubtedly is as to the
future toleration and existence of banks in this community.
The Locofoco candidates have been required to pledge
themselves specifically, and they have pledged themselves
against the further chartering of banks and the exten-
sion of those now incorporated"-.-against the circulation
of bank bills under $5"-and "for the sub-Treasury
bill with the specie clause." These three measures, if car-
ried out, do, in fact, strike at the existence of banks, and
it is therefore for this commercial metropolis gravely to
consider whether its vast and complicated interests, its man-
ifold enterprises, and its industrious labor, will be promoted
or retarded by s.ich a change as would be produced by the
overthrow of all banks and the substitution of a metallic
At this particular juncture, when our banks are bravely
maintaining their honor and credit against a tide of adverse
circumstances, and when, as one would think, all men of
all parties should stand by their side and sustain their mer-
itorious exertions, the rabid Locofocoism of Tammany Hall
stalks forth to proclaim, and exact obedience to, its decree
of downfall to all banks.
That we do not exaggerate this matter, nor misappre-
hend the scope and tendency of the pledges exacted from
its candidates by Tammany Hall, will, we think, be mani-
fest from the extracts that follow.
Mr. J. I. ROOSEVELT, Jr., a lawyer, and reputed to be a
man of some property, as he certainly is of some intelli-
gence, makes this reply:
FROM THE LETTER OF MR. J. I. ROOSEVELT, JR.
am opposed to the further chartering of banks in this State,
and to the extension of the charters of those already incorporated.
Special privileges, created by acts of legislation, and conferred
upon the few at the expense of the many, are unjust in them-
selves, and inconsistent with the genius of republican institu-
tions ; and in the case of chartered banks in particular, they
are at variance, as it seems to me, with the express letter of
those provisions of the Federal Constitution which give the
General Government the exclusive power of coining money,
and regulating its value, and prohibit the States from issuing
bills of credit or making any thing but gold and silver a tender
in payment in debts. One great object of the framers of that
instrument, as the history of t'le country clearly shows, was to
secure to the People at all times and in every part of the Union
a stable and uniform standard of value; whereas the policy and
the invariable tendency of chartered banks is to withdraw and
lock up this constitutional standard, and to substitute in its place
a measure, whose expansions and contractions set all calculation
at defiance, alternately robbing the debtor and the creditor,
but generally ending in enriching the rich man's soil with
the sweat of the poor man's brow.'
With these views of the whole system of chartered bank
money, I could not be otherwise than in favor of the immediate
suppression of all bills under the denomination of five dollars,
and the restoration of the law for that purpose, which was
passed with so much unanimity in the session of 1835, and
part of which, I have pride in saying, was the workofmy own
Nothing can be more explicit than the opinion here ex-
pressed, that all State incorporations for banking are un-
constitutional, and calculated to enrich the rich man's
soil with the sweat of the poor man's brow;" nor any thing
more clear than the spirit of demagoguism that pervades
the whole letter of this ex-" membre du Conseil de New
York." By the bye, it is in keeping with this spirit which,
"as occasion offers, truckles to power, whether wielded by
popular majorities, or aristocratic coteries, or a royal court,
that a professing and equality-loving Democraatat home
should, in the high society of Paris and at the Court of
France, seek admission and distinction by the assumption
of a title. This title, however, it was full well known to
the party that assumed it, would, in its French fancy dress,
pass for something far different from the reality; and, in-
stead of signifying the member of a civic municipality-
which was all that in truth could be claimed-would be re-
ceived and honored as implying a member of the High
Councils of the State. But the democratic Assistant Al-
derman saw no objection on the score of personal dignity
and national respectability in thus circulating in society as
But to return to graver matters. Another one of these
pledged worthies-who may well pass for two single gen-
tlemen rolled into one"-Norman Hickok, a well-fed Ta-
verner, as we are told, of the 12th Ward, but whose name
and calling and whereabouts do not appear in the Direc-
tory, thus replies:
Norman Hickok's, entire.
'October 26, 1839.
A. D. Wilson, Chairman, &c.
Your communication of the 16th is before me. In answer to
your first interrogatory, I consent to serve if my friends see fit
to nominate me.
To the second : Are you in favor of the sub-Treasury, with
the specie clause? Answer, yes; for without that I think it a
To the third : Are you in favor of the immediate suppres-
sion of all bank bills under the denomination of five dollars 1
To the fourth : Are you opposed to the further chartering of
banks, and to the extension of those now incorporated? Yes,
and to any exclusive privileges.
To the fifth : Are you opposed to pledging the credit of the
State for internal improvements? Yes; I am opposed to pledg-
ing the credit of the State for internal improvements, especially
to the ruinous extent recommended by the Executive of this
State in his communication to the Legislature last winter.
Yours, &c. NORMAN HICKOK.
If Norman Hickok do, like Falstaff, buckle under his
belt more frailty than other men, he is yet of prompt and
brief speech. He goes the entire thing, without much hes-
itating to inquire what the thing is.
Our next and final extract is from a rich, well-to-do, re-
tired gentleman, who has his bank stocks, and has voted
for bank charters ad libitum, and who now in his age per-
mits himself to be played upon by such instrumentalists as
govern Tammany Hall.
John I. Morgan, Esq., of Bond street, thus replies to the
questioners of Tammany Hall:
John I. Morgan's, entire.
John H. Gourlie, John Coger, Jr.
A. Sidney Doane, Thomas F. Peers,
Charles Riddle,- Henry G. Stebbins,
Robert F. Winslow.
The President, upon taking the chair, addressed the
meeting with great force and eloquence upon the momen-
tous questions involved in the contest, and earnestly urged
the solemn obligation which rests upon every patriot to do
his whole duty at the approaching election. Very able and
impressive speeches were made also by PRESCOTT HALL
and DUDLEY SELDEN, Esqrs. and others.
The nominations were generally received with the most
enthusiastic expressions of approbation, and the address
and resolutions reported by the committee were adopted
unanimously, and by acclamation.
Let all classes of the opposition to the present corrupt and
imbecile Federal Administration now go to work in the
city and throughout the State, and victory is certain.
The following are the resolutions:
Resolved, That unconvinced by the speech of the President
at Castle Garden, or by his long electioneering tour in this
.State, we look upon his proposition for a sub-Treasury, or great
Government bank, with increased disgust and aversion.
Resolved, That in the declaration of the President's mouth-
piece ihat the sub-Treasury shall continue the law of the land
until 1841, "in spite of the lamentations of the People," we
perceive the same haughty and insulting spirit which claims
that the Government is independent of the People, and charges
the latter with being bought by the banks ;" and that, amid
the lamentations which reach our ears on all sides, we look for
no relief or consolation from a Government which plainly tells
us that the People expect from it too much."
Resolved, That the President, in the policy of his illustrious
predecessors, the WASHINGTONS, ADAMSES, JEFFERSONS, MA-
DISON, and MONROEs, will look in vain for warrant or prece-
(lent for the declaration that the People expect from the Gov-
ernment too much, in asking to protect them in life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness"-those "inalienable rights," to
secure which, "governments are instituted among men."
Resolved, That we protest, and shall ever continue to pro-
test, against the contemplated squandering upon demagogues of
our portion of the inheritance bought by the blood and treasure
of our fathers-the Public Dom tin; and that we conceive that
the State of New York has a just and equitable claim upon the
National Government of eight millions of dollars, which would
have been its share under Mr. Clay's Land Bill, had its passage
not been prevented by a high-handed, unconstitutional stretch
Resolved, That among the many grossly violated pledges of
the existing Administration, and of its illustrious predeces-.-
sor," may be noted as most conspicuous in their bad emi-
nence" the appointment of members of Congress to office, the
bestowal of honors and rewards upon individuals rejected by the
People, the repudiation of the principle of one Presidential
term, the bringing the patronage of the Government into con-
flict with the freedom of elections," the failure in furnishing the
promised better currency," and the increase of the national
expenditure from twelve millions to forty millions of dollars
Resolved, That the condition of the Florida war well accords
with that of the Administration-begun in folly and falsehood,
each ends in disgrace.
Resolved, That the gross indifference exhibited on the part
of the Government to the detection and punishment of public
defaulters, its declining to remove from office confessed de-
faulters, through fear of losing their political influence, place it
in the light of a particeps criminis in the monstrous-and un-
exampled robberies of the money of the People.
Resolved, That if it will not be considered as asking too
much of the Government, which has brought us to our present
extremities, we request an alleviation of the present onerous
rates of postage-rates oppressive enough in the best of times,
but intolerable in such as these. The system of a penny poet-
age we consider practicable, essentially republican, and one
which should not be denied us.
Resolved, That we have marked, with unalloyed satisfaction,
the career of our patriotic Governor, WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
Mild, just, and tolerant, he governs for the good of the State ;
and the honest and industrious of all climes find in him one
ever ready to protect them from injustice and wrong.
Resolved, That, amid the afflicting circumstances with which
industry, labor, manufactures, and commerce are pressed to the.
earth, we do not regard the question as one of Bank or no
Bank," of a "Divorce of Bink and State," or of any of the
thousand other artifices put forth by the adversary for the pur-
pose of deception, but we view it simply as a question of bread.
The subjoined additional resolution was submitted by
the President, (D. B. OGDEN, Esq.) and unanimously
Resolved, That the candidates now presented for the suffra-
ges of the Whigs of New York are men whose principles are
known, and who can be trusted without pledges. We have
confidence in their characters and principles, and expect them
to act according to their judgments and consciences; and we
think it would imply a want of confidence in them to ask them
to give a pledge on any subject.
11 We are requested to state, in order to prevent un-
necessary alarm, that the Navy Yard Fire Company intend
to try their new bell at 4 o'clock this evening.
1. Columbian Horticultural Society.-A stated
meeting will be held at the City Hall this afternoon, at 4
o'clock. Punctual attendance of the members is requested.
nov 2 Recording Secretary.
-An Annual Meeting of the Female Union Bene-
volent Society will be held on Tuesday, November 5, in
Mr. Carusi's saloon. The Clergy and Public are respectfully
invited to attend. It is hoped the meeting will prove interest-
ing to all who sympathize in the sufferings of the destitute du-
ring the approaching inclement season.
Addresses may be expected.
By order of the Board: C. A. WEBB,
nov 2-2t Secretary.
th The Rev. J. S. Reese will preach in the Me-
thodist Protestant Church, near the Navy Yard, on to-morrow
morning, at 11 o'clock A. M. nov 2
T- rinity Church.-Divine service may be ex-
pected in this church on Sunday, at the usual hours.
The Rev. JOHN OWEN, late Rector of Trinity Church, de-
sires that all communications to be forwarded to him may be
directed to Lonaconing, Allegany county, Md. nov 2 -
SA Stated Meeting of the Columbia Typogra-
phical Society will be held this evening, at 7 o'clock.
nov 2 F. JEFFERSON, Secretary.
I prize of
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30 prizes of
14 Drawn Ballots.
Tickets $10-Halves $5-Quarters $2 50.
Prizes can be had at all times at R. FRANCE'S Office.
District of Columbia, Washington County, to wit:
HN DAVIS has applied to the honorable Wm. Cranch,
Ou Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the District of Co
lumbia, to be discharged from imprisonment under the act for the
relief of insolvent debtors within the District of Columbia, on
the first Tuesday of December next, at 9 o'clock A. M., at the
Court room, when and where his creditors are requested to
nov 2-3t WM. BRENT, Clerk.
M ERINO SHIRTS AND DRAWERS.-Justre-
ceived at ALLEN'S-
10 dozen Merino and Lambs-wool Shirts and Drawers
10 do Royal ribbed Worsted and Cotton do.
20 pieces white, red, blue, green, and brown Canton Plan-
20 pieces black, blue, green, and brown Merinos
50 do Long-cloth Sheetings and Shirtings.
With a great variety of other Winter Goods.
For sale by J. & G. F. ALLEN,
nov 2-3t Penn. avenue, near the City Post Office.
EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS WANTED,
for which good security would be given, and $125 is
offered for the use of it one month. It has been suggested to
the advertisers that offering as much as $100 might have a ten-
dency to prevent the obtaining of it; but as it is to save an only
brother's effects from going into strangers' hands, and to satisfy
present demands, the advertisers feel justified in making the
offer above. Twelfth street, third house above E street, on
the right-hand side from Pennsylvania avenue.
SPLENDID BULBOUS ROQTS, PEONIES,
&c.--On Tuesday evening next, the 5th instant, at 4
o'clock, I shall sell at my auction store, for cash, 2 cases and
hamper of splendid Bulbs and Peonies, from the celebrated
house of Krelage & Co. The roots will be arranged for inspec-
tion on Tuesday morning.
The attention of ladies and gentlemen fond of the cultivation
of these beautiful and rare flowers is requested to the above
sale. The cases of roots will be sold without reserve.
nov 2-3t Auctioneer.
HAMPAGNE WINE.-50 baskets Champagne
Wine just received, and for sale at private sale.
nov 2-3t EDWARD DYER.
NE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.-Ran
away from the residence of John P. Waring. Montgom-
ery county, Maryland, on the 13th instant, negro boy JOE, calls
himself Joseph Offutt; Joe is from 18 to 20 years old, rather
dark complexioned, about five feet eight or ten inches high,
with prominent cheek bones, and has a down look when spoken
to. His clothing is not recollected, though in all probability he
will change it.
I will give twenty-five dollars for said boy if taken in the
District, Virginia, or Maryland, and one hundred dollars if taken
in any free State ; but, in either case, he must be secured in jail
so that I get him again.
oct 28-eolm MILICENT WARING.
OSTON AND NEW YORK COAL COMPA-
NY.-The stockholders of the Boston and New York
Coal Company are hereby notified that by a resolve of the Di-
rectors an assessment of three dollars on each share of the cap-
ital stock is laid, payable on or before Tuesday, the 26th day
of November next, at the office of the company, No. 4 Wall
street, in the city of New York.
By order of the Directors.
THO. W. STORROW, Secretary.
New York, Oct. 19, 1839. oct 22-law4wif
AND FOR SALE.-The subscriber offers the estate
upon which he lives for sale. It contains twelve or their.
teen hundred acres. One-half is under cultivation and limed.
He invites any one disposed to purchase to inspect the premises.
m,. -V.-_ .r ict ih --. -.. I r- iqfnn
SHIP NEWS-PoRT oF ALEXANDRIA.
ARRIVED, OCTOBER 31.
Schr. Pan, Matanzas, Bears, Sydney, C. B.; coal to Lam-
bert & McKenzie.
Schr Danube, Airey, Frankfort; lumber, bark and potatoes
to Lambert& McKenzie.
Schr Sailor, Seavay, Portsmouth, N. H.; plaster to William
Fowle & Son,
Schr Iola, Norwood, Eastport; plaster to A. C. Cazenove &
Schr Emeline, Bray; plaster for Georgetown.
Sales This Day.
EXTENSIVE SALE OF NEW AND SE-
COND-HAND FURNITURE.-On Saturday
morning, the 2d of November, if fair, if not, on the Monday
following, the 4th, I shall sell in front of my Auction Store, at
10 o'clock, by order, without reserve, a large lot of very desi-
rable Furniture of fashionable make, &c. the greater part new,
Mahogany Hair-seat Sofas, 3 dozen Cane-seat and other
Handsome Mahogany Pillar, Dining, and Card Tables
Mahogany Centre Tables and Sideboards, one with Mirror
Handsome Mahogany Toilet and plain Bureaus, Washstands
Very handsome Mahogany and Cherry Wardrobes; Light
Very handsome Alabaster and Brass-work Mahogany-frame
Large Gilt Mirrors and Mantel Glasses, Astral Lamps
2 large stuffed Parlor Chairs, Mahogany and other Rockers
Excellent Imperial, Brussels, and Ingrain Carpetings
Moreen and Muslin Window Curtains and Ornaments
Mahogany French and other Bedsteads, Beds and best Hair
Blankets, Quilts, and Comfortables, Pine Wardrobes and
Windsor Chairs, Andirons, Fenders, Shovels and Tongs, &c.
With a variety of other articles not necessary to be enumerated;
all of which will be found desirable to those now fitting up for
the approaching Congress and furnishing private dwellings.
Terms of sale: All sums of and under $50, cash; over $50
and not exceeding $100, a credit of sixty days; over $100, a
credit of ninety days, for notes satisfactorily endorsed, bearing
interest. ED. DYER,
oct 31-3t Auctioneer.
CtAMP-KETTLES, MESS-PANS, &C.-Ort Sat-
urday morning next, at 10 o'clock, I shall sell at my auc-
tion store, by order, a quantity of old Camp-kettles and Mess-
pans. Terms cash. EDWARD DYER,
oct 31-3t Auctioneer.
RY GOODS, FANCY ARTICLES, WATCH-
ES, Fowling-pieces, Pistols, Ready-made
Clothing, &c. at Auction.-On Saturday evening, Novem-
ber 2, at early candlelight, at my store, Centre Market Space,
I shall sell, without reserve, an extensive assortment of goods,
consisting of the following articles, viz.
Black, Brown, Olive, and Mixed cloths
Super Drab and Mixed plain and striped Cassimeres
Fine and Medium Cassinets, Rose and Striped Blankets
Cottons, Canton Flannels, Table Cloths, Irish Linens
Knives and Forks, German Silver Spoons, Forks, Ladles,
and Butter Knives
Looking Glasses, Tea Catties, Shaving Cases
Work Boxes, Fowling-pieces, Watches
Table Mats, Pistols, Suspenders, Razors
Razor Straps, Fancy Soap, Pins, Needles, &c.
Also, ready-made Clothing, such as Caps, Overcoats, Vests,
Pantaloons, Gloves, Ladies' Cloaks, Stockings, &c.
J Will be added to the above sale-*
Sets Chessmen, do Dominoes, Playing Cards, Ladies' Work
nov 1 JOHN A. BLAKE, Auctioneer.
SALE OF HOGS.-Will be sold at the Washington
Asylum, on Saturday, Noveniber 2, at public auction, a lot
of Hogs, the same having been brought there by the Police
Officer of the Fourth Ward, as provided for by an act of the
Corporation of Washington to prevent hogs from running at
large in said Corporation.
Sale to commence at 4 o'clock P. M.
Terms of sale cash. RICHARD BUTT,
nov 2 Intendant W. A.
R FRANCE'S OLD ESTABLISHED PRIZE
OFFICE, between 9th and 10th streets,
"- LUCK'S A FORTUNE. 4S
4 10 12, whole ticket, Sussex County Lottery, Class 42,
capital prize of $7,000, sold at R. FRANCE'S office to a gentle-
man of Washington city, and the cash paid at sight.
DRAWS THIS DAY-VIRGINIA LOTTERY.
sons wishing to examine the land, or to know the terms of sale,
can be gratified by application to me, at my residence.
ROBERT W. BOWIE,
Mattaponi, Prince George's county, Md.
nov 2-tl5thDec (Marl. Gaz)
N OTICE.-We the undersigned, appointed by Charles
County Court Commissioners to value and appraise the
real estate of Charity Lancaster, late of Charles county, deceas-
ed, and make partition of the same among the legal represen-
tatives according to law, do hereby give notice to all persona
concerned, that we will meet on the premises on Monday, the
30th day of December next, for the purpose of proceeding in
the execution of the commission.
SAMUEL J. BRISCOE,
ANTHONY B. SEMMES,
nov 2-law ROBERT H. POSEY.
OR SALE.-1,200 Morus Multicaulis Trees, from 6 to
9 feet high, and 5 to 7 inches in circumference ; 871
cents per tree, with root, branches, and buds, entire, or half a
cent per bud. Delivered in November, and kept under culti-
vation until that time. Terms cash.
Applications addressed to A. Z. and left at the office of the
National Intelligencer, will be attended to. sept 21-dtf
W D. WALLACH, Civil Engineer, Engineer
W e* to the Colorado Navigation Company, Matagorda,
Texas, offers his services to the Public in any matters connect-
ed with land claims in the Republic of Texas; being actively en-
gaged in the practice of his profession throughout the Republic,
his opportunities for being of service are great.
Any scrip for location, claims for services, head rights, or
claims upon administrators, &c. will be promptly forwarded and
attended to if directed to the care of Messrs. Joseph H. Brad-
ley and Richard Wallach, Attorneys at Law, Washington.
Gen. R. C. Weightman, )
Messrs. Gales & Seaton, Washington.
Messrs. Bradley & Wallach,
Hon. A. C. Horton,
Hon. E. L. Holmes, Matagorda, Texas.
A. L. Clements, Esq. )
oct 1- w9m
EGROES WANTED.-Cash and the highest mar-
ket prices will be paid for any number of likely young
negroes of both sexes, (families and mechanics included.) All
communications addressed to me at the old establishment of
Armfield, Franklin & Co., west end of Duke street, Alexan-
dria, D. C., will meet with prompt attention.
NEW .YORK, OCTOBER 31.
The character of the foreign news is much
dwelt upon in the streets, and there is some di-
versity of opinion. The Bank of England seems
to be in almost as uneasy a condition as the
Pennsylvania Bank of the United States. The.
ability of that institution to maintain specie pay-
ments without one pound-notes, and the charac-
ter of the crops, will be pretty well tested by the
news which the Great Western will bring in the
early part of next week, Exchange here upon
London has gone down to 107- and 107, which
demonstrates that no more specie will be called
for just now for export. Bills on France are
offered at 5.35. This fall in exchanges quite
settles the question as to the ability of the banks
to maintain specie payments. U.S. Bank Stock
sold to-day as low as 65 on time, but at 70 cash.
After the Board of Brokers adjourned, sales
were at 72. Stonington Railroad Stock has
gone down to 11 and 14.
The Tammany party intend to have an im-.
mense procession in the streets to-night. The
following persons are invited to attend in the
various party advertisements, (see New Era:)
Butt-enders, Point-enders, Indomitables, Huge
Paws, Hard Fists, Ball-rollers, Ninth Ward
Roarers, Up-town Boys, Old Hunkers.
These names, it is understood, are generally
given by the Surveyor of the Port, ELY MOORE,
who judges that by such names, probably, the
blackguard influences of the city are best aroused.
Handbills and circulars are distributed to-day,
inviting the rally to-night, many of which are
signed by Custom-house officers.
The Journal of Commerce states that a house
which some time ago purchased a large amount
of bills of the United States Bank on Eng-
land, to send to Canton-which bills mature
next spring, though a part of the notes given
for them matured yesterday-obtained an in-
junction, forbidding the bank to make any use
of the notes given for these bills, the reason
given being that the parties would not pay the
notes until they knew the result of their accept-
ance in England. The amount is over 100,000
The pressure upon the money market is una-
bated. Some failures take place, as was expected.
Many notes are extended, and the banks seem
disposed to be as liberal as their safety will ad-
mit. -In the existing rate-of foreign exchange,
it is supposed that they will be able to enlarge
their line of discounts, which will somewhat re-
lieve the pressure. The low rate of exchange is
in part to be accounted for by the severe pressure
for money, only stanch houses being able to ob-
tain exchange to remit,
OUND, last evening, on Pennsylvania avenue, an arti-
cle of dress of some value, which may be had of Rev.
G. G. COOKMAN, the owner identifying it. nov 2-3t
H AY, HAY.-Just received a lot of very superior hay,
which will be sold low by C. HOGMIRE,
nov 2-3t Water street, Georgetown.
A FINE ESTATE IN PRINCE GEORGE'S
FOR SALE.-I will sell, at private sale, my Brooke-
field farm, formerly owned by John Duvall, Esq., of Prince
George's county, containing rather upwards of 600 acres.
This estate is unquestionably one of the best of its size in the
county. It lies about three miles from the Patuxent river, at
Nottingham, is in an excellent state of cultivation, and capable
of producing from 80 to 100 hogsheads of tobacco annually, with
corn and other small grain in proportion. The fields cultivated
this year have been seeded this fall with white wheat and rye,
and there is nothing to prevent the purchaser from making a
full crop the first year he takes possession, which may be as
soon after the first of next January as he pleases. It is under
good enclosures, is well watered, has abundance of timber, and
a large growth ofyoung chestnut.
Between oIbur and five miles from this estate, I have upwards
of 400 acres of thickly wooded land, on which there is the
greatest abundance of firewood, log stuff, and timber. One-
half of this land will be given to the purchaser of Brookefield
without charge. The road to it is almost level, and my teams
go from the farm twice a day in the winter time, and return
There is a large and handsome dwelling-house on the estate,
which has never been quite finished, and other buildings ne-
cessary for the use of the farm.
If this estate is not sold before Monday, the 16th of Decem-
ber next, I will, on that day, offer it at public sale, on the pre-
mises, if fair, if not, the next fair day ; where, on the same day,"
ifthe land be sold, will be also offered to persons residing in
the neighborhood or adjoining counties 8 or 10 likely young
Negroes, and the stock and farming utensils on the place. Per-
E SECTION, FOURTH WARD.-An election will
be held on Friday, the 8th instant, at the engine-house
on the Capitol Hill, for one member of the Board of Common
Council, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of
John C. Fitzpatrick,'Esq.
The polls will open at 10 o'clock A. M. and close at 7 o'clock
P. M. JOHN T. FROST,
W. J. McCORMICK,
nov 2-3t GEORGE PHILLIPS.
COLUMBIAN COLLEGE, Medical Depart-
ment.-The Introductory Lectures to the course of
Medical instruction in this Institution will commence on Mon-
day, the 4th November, and will be delivered in the Medical
College, corner of E and 10th streets, at 12 o'clock each day,
during the week, in the following order :
Monday, Dr. MAY,
Tuesday, Dr. THOMAS,
Wednesday, Dr. MILLER,
Thursday, Dr. LINDSLY,
Friday, Dr. JONES,
Saturday, Dr. SEWALL.
Members of the Medical Profession and the Public generally
are respectfully invited to attend. J. PF. MAY,
nov 2-6tif Dean of the Faculty.
7'1O GOVERNMENT CLERKS & OTHERS.
S A gentleman residing in a very convenient two-story
brick house, near the City Post Office, at a cheap rent, de-
clines housekeeping if he can dispose of three or four hundred
dollars' worth of good furniture, nearly new, to a new tenant.
A better opportunity to commence housekeeping for a person
with a moderate salary rarely occurs.
Address E. A. G. through the City Post Office.
District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
ORPHANS' COURT, NOVEMBER 1, 1839. *
ORDERED, That letters of administration on the estate
of Elizabeth McCauley be granted to Hugh McCormick,
unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the fourth
Tuesday in November instant: Provided, that a notice of this
order be published in the Intelligencer newspaper of this city
once a week for three successive weeks previous to said fourth
Tuesday of November. NATH. P. CAUSIN.
True copy. Test: ED. N. ROACH,
nov 2-w3w Register of Wills.
OTICE.-The subscriber will sell at public sale at the
N Court-house door in Leonardtown, on Tuesday, the 5th
day of November next, her mill in St. Mary's county, (common-
ly known as Chilton's Mill,) together with the adjoining lands,
about four hundred acres, heavily set with oak, pine, and chest-
nut timber, and contiguous to the Patuxent river.
The terms will be accommodating, and made known on the
day of sale.
Ica, WASHINGTON, OCT. 21, 1839.
A SS EAD.-The cash price of superline
fl.iir in %Naingto'n county is ascertained to be from $6
to $6 50; and in conformity with the act of the Corporation,
approved Dacember 23, 1814, regulating the weight and quality
of bread, the weight of loaves for the month of November en-
suing must be
Single Loaf 22 ounces.
Double Loaf 44 ounces.
C. H. WILTBERGER,
A FUItNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT.-A Fur-
nished House, or apartments in a house where there are
no children, in a desirable situation in the west end of the city,
near the President's House. There are on the premises an
excellent carriage-house, stabling, &c. For terms apply to P.
KINCHY, Penn. avenue, south side, between 9th and 10th
streets. oct 26-3taw2w'
SPECIE! SPECIE SPECIE I-MILLS & MIT-
CHELL, Boot and Shoe manufacturers, Pennsylvania Av-
enue, five doors west of Brown's Hotel, are now selling all
kinds of work at the lowest prices for cash, and a discount of
10 per cent. when paid in specie.
oct 23-d MILLS & MITCHELL.
,14OR SALE, the following property: Lot No. 17, in
J.1 square No. 16 ; and lot No. 11, in square 119. The lat-
ter lot contains excellent improvements, being an established
tavern stand, and under good rent. It also has building vacant
fronts on Pennsylvania avenue. Notes or stocks of the non.
specie-paying banks of this District would be received in pay-
ment. Title unquestionable. Inquire at the Franklin Insu-
rance Office, Penn. avenue, between 4j and 6th streets.
FOR RENT.-That desirable residence in
Beyle's row, being the house at the corner of 5th and
E streets. Possession given immediately. Apply to
John Boyle, or
oct 18-3tawtf ROBERT I. BRENT.
LTOR REN T, that large and commodious hbuse known as
. Elliot's buildings. It has been put in complete repair.
The store will be rented separately from the dwelling. The
back building is now undergoing repairs and alterations, which
will make it, when finished, one of the most pleasant and ex-
tensive houses in the city for a boarding-house. For terms ap-
ply to WM. McL. CRIPPS,
aug 9-eotf Or LEWIS JOHNSON.
C OAL, COAL, WOOD, WOOD.-Now landing at
the wharf, near 14th street bridge, (Tiber,) a cargo of
coal, which will be delivered at the vessel for $8 per ton.
Also, a quantity of first-rate oak, hickory, and pine wood.
The subscriber intends keeping a supply of the above arti-
cles of the best quality, which he will dispose of at the most
reasonable rates. He will purchase, at a small commission,
any quantity *L wood for persons preferring that method of lay-
ing in their winter supply. -
GEORGE McDUELL, .
10th, between D and E streets.
N EW NOVEL.-The Courtier of the Days of Charles
the Second, by Mrs. Gore, author of Mothers and Daugh-
ters, &c. in 2 vols. is this day received for sale by
Or for circulation among the subscribers to the Waverley Cir-
culating Library. oct 24
NjEW BOOKS.-Shakspeare and his Friends, or the
L-Vl Golden Age of Merry England.
Father Butler and the Lough Diary Pilgrim, by W. H.
Carleten. To which is added National Tales, by Thomas
Also, The Canons of Good Breeding, or the Handbook of
the Man of Fashion, by the author of Law of Etiquette, just
published and for sale at WM. M. MORRISON'S
Book and Stationery Store, 4 doors west of
oct 24 Brown's Hotel.
DUNGLISON'S NEW REMEDIES, the method
of preparing and administering them, their effects on the
healthy and diseased economy, & 3. for Physicians and Apothe-
caries, just received and for sale at
W. M. MORRISON'S
Book and Stationery Store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
oct 24 [Globe]
M Y LITiLE FRIENDS.-A selection of Useful
Stories, in Prose and Verse, by Mrs. C. Gilman; this
day published, and for sale at the bookstore of R. FARNHAM,
between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. avenue. oct 24
JONAS'S STORIES relative to Rollo and Lucy ;
by the author of the Rollo Books. Just published and for
sale at the school book store of R. FARNHAM, between 9th
and 10.h streets, Penn. avenue. oct 24
F AIRY LAND, 1840.-A Gift from Fairy Land;
by one of the most popular authors of America; illustrat-
ed by 100 original plates, by Chapman, I vol. 12mo. elegantly
bound, is this day received and for sale at the Book and Sta-
tionery store of R. FARNHAM,
oct 22 Between 9th and 10th sts., Penn. avenue.
ANNUALS FOR 1840.-The Literary Souvenir,
edited by W. E Burton.
The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, edited by S. G. Goodrich.
The Gift, edited by Miss Leslie.
The Religious Offering, by Miss Catherine H. Waterman.
The Violet, by Miss Leslie.
The Pearl, or Affection's Gift. The Lily.
The Scrap Book, or Humorous Annual, or Selections of Hu-
morous Stories, Interesting Fables, and Authentic Anecdotes.
With a very great variety of other works suitable for pre-
sents; which will be sold at Northern prices, at W. M. MOR-
RISON'S Book and Stationery Store, 4 doors west of Brown's
Hotel. [Globe] oct 7
0"HE AMERICAN ALMANAC FOR 1810,
and Repository of Useful Knowledge, contains its usual
Amount of commercial, statistical, geographical, historical, po-
tical, astronomical, meteorological, scientific, and valuable
general intelligence. In addition to the matter which is com-
'Mon to most of the volumes of this work, the present contains
articles on the Maine Boundary, debts and stocks of the several
States, steam engines and steam navigation, American and Bpl-
gian railroads, lists of American writers, &c.
For sale, either wholesale or retail, by
oct 14 F. TAYLOR.
ABLET OF MEMORY.--A Register of Events
'U'from the earliest period up to .the year 1829, being an
Epitome of Universal History, Biography, Chronology, and
Geography, serving as a book of daily reference, by William
Darby, author of the Gazetteer, I volume of 332 pages, fall
bound, price 50 cents, (published at two dollars.)
A few copies just received for sale by
oct 18 P. TAYLOR.
IN1EW MUSIC.-Just. received the following pieces of
-'% new music at the old established store, two donrs east of
the city post office. W. FISCHER.
Still so gently ; Let me rest in the land
The land of the Stranger; Di Piacer
Young Agnes ; The Heart that loves
Last link is broken ; The Old Bachelor
The Old Maid ; We have lived and loved
Know ye the land; Teach, oh, teach me
'Twere vain to tell; Look out upon the stars
In happier hours; The toast be dear woman
Happy Home; 0, doubt not
When stars are in ; Beats there a heart.
Brunswick ; Philadelphia Serenading
Victotine; The Bird Waltz
Bayadere ; Le Desir; Le Souvenir.
Fort Severn, Cincinnati, Spanish Patriot's
Grand Russian, Grand Turkish
Swiss Boy, with variations
Setting on a rail, do.
Clifton's Instruction for the Piano. oct 17
ERFORATED BRISTOL BOARD..--Just re-
ceived at Stationers' Hall a few dozen sheets of English
perforated Bristol boards, colored
Also, perforated tissue paper, of various colors.
oct22 W. FISCHER.
RS. JAMIESON'S Beauties of the Court of
Charles the Second, a series of Memoirs, biographi-
cal and critical, illustrating the Diaries of Pepys, Evelyn, Cla-
rendon, and other contemporary writers.
A few copies for sale at W. M. MORRISON'S
Book and Stationery Store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
URKE'S WORKS.-Just published the complete
Works of Edmund Burke, a new and beautiful edition,,
in nine volumes, octavo.
The present edition ofBurke's Works is more co-plate than,
any one which has hitherto appeared, either in Englandi or
America. It comprises the entire contents of the English editor
of his works, insixteen volumes, octavo, including two volames
of speeches on the trial of IHastings, published in 187, and
which has never before been republished in this country. It
also contains a reprintof the work entitled an Account of the
European Settlements in America, first published in 17ti,
which, though published anonymously, is well known to have
been written by Burke. This is not contained in the English
edition of his collected works. Although the present edition
contains a volume more than the latest and best English one it
is offered at less than one half the nrienA It he tE one t
CITY PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR TAXES.
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, CITY HALL, SEPTEMBER 2, 1839.
ON SATURDAY, the 30th of November next, will be sold, by public auction, at the City Hall,
in the city of Washington, the following described property, to satisfy the Corporation of the
said city for taxes due thereon for the years stated, unless the said taxes be previously paid to the
subscriber, with such expenses and fees as may have accrued at the time of payment.
YEARS FOR WHICH TAXES ARE DUE.
TO WHOM ASSESSED.
Abbott, Joseph 226 1 & imps.
Allen, Mary E. 250 14
Atwell, Peter 453 part 8
Being the south part, fronting 25 feet on 7th street, with a depth
of 75 feet.
Armitage, Benjamin 84 2
Aveihle, J. B. 107 5
Baptist Church 407 3
Barron & Drake 231 east half 28
319 east half 2 &imps.
371 und. half 5
Barry & Holtzman 431 5
Brent, Harriet 289 5 &imps.
Barry, Richard 493 1
Paving tax, on interest from March 1, 1837 -
Tax for removing nuisance -
Bank of Washington 384 1
Paving tax, on interest from Mar
1834. 1835. 1836.
rch 1, 1837 -
Paving tax, on interest as above -
Carroll, Daniel 576
Paving tax, on interest from March 1, 1837
Pump tax -
Cutts, Richard 250
Clarke, Ruth Ann 254
Being the south part, fronting 25 feet on 13th
tending back 60 feet 5j inches.
Cloakey, Samuel, heirs of 377 south
Cross, Trueman 312
Campbell, James, heirs of
Craig, Robert 38
Caldwell, Timothy, and James Moore 760
Davidson & Dodge
Being the west part of the lot, fror
and extending back the depth of the
Davis, Gideon, heirs of
Doll, Joseph east of
Davidson, John, and Henry Upperman
Davis, Peter, heirs of
Deakins, William, heirs of
south of 506
part 27 &imps.
street, and ex-
half 11 &imps.
part 5 & imps.
feet on I street,
Eckhart, Henry, heirs of 62 part 1 &imps.
Beginning for the same at the southeast corner of the lot, and
running thence, westwardly, with the line of Water street, 52
feet 6 inches; thence north, 37 feet I inch ; thence eastwardly,
51 feet; thence southwardly, 49 feet 9 inches, to the beginning.
English & Nevius 77 6
Farrar, John M.,
Giusta, M. A.
Hilleary, Henry 83
Huntt, Samuel, an.d John Patterson S. of 104
Harris, Thomas 316
Being the east part,
6 & imps.
partg2 & imps.
fronting 20 feet on F street, by the depth of
291 part 11 & imps.
Being the east part, fronting 24 feet 4 inches on E street, and
extending the depth of the lot.
Handy, Mary G.
Jones, William 256
Paving tax, on interest ftom 15th Jan. 1837 -
Water tax -
King, George 104
Kuhn, J. L. 57
King, Ralph, and Andrew Brady
Kerr, Alexander, heirs of !288
Being the east part, fronting 24 feet 4 inclies
extending back the depth of the lot.
Paving tax, on interest from Jan. 1, 1837
Langtree & O'Sullivan 377
Libby & Marden
Marshall, John aj
'd Jaiif, and Jamesg
D & imps.
B & imps.
22 & imps.
part G & imps.
on G street, and
8 & imps.
10 & imps.
11 & impa.
6 75 6 75
1 92 1 92
2 81 2 81
2 04 2 04
1 77 1 77
10 88 10 88
1 02 1 02
9 37 9 37
20 00 -
1 29 1 29
6 87 6 87
15 38 15 38
4 68 4 68
TEARS FOR WHICH TAXES ARE DUE.
TO WHOM ASSESSED.
McCutchen, John 123 part 4
Being the south part, fronting 79 feet 10 inches on 20th street,
and extending back the depth of the lot.
Orr, Benjamin G. heirs of 536 5
Nuisance tax -
Plater, Jno. R.
Queen, Nicholas L.
part 28 & imps.
For 1833, $8 29.
Being the north part of the lot, fronting 32 feet on 2d street,
and extending back 115 feet.
Rench, Jacob, and Lodowick Young 122 11
Riddle, Joseph 517 19
Paving tax, on interest from 15th January, 1837
Rodbird, Absalom, heirs of 530 12 & imps.
Paving tax, on interest from 15th January, 1837 -
Tax for removing nuisance -
Reynolds, Joseph 347 part 11
Smith, Fleet W. 172
Smith, Fleet 77
Smith, John A. 506
Being the east part of said lot, fronting 21 fe<
street, and extending back the depth of the lot.
Snowden, Nicholas 285
Tuel, Patrick 3-22
Thompson, Joseph 143
et 1 inch on D
10 & imps.
Travers, Nicholas 36 7
Venable, Charles, heirs of 905 part & imps.
Beginning for the same at the southwest corner of the square,
and running north on 7th street 41 feet, thence east 78 feet 1
inch, thence south 26 feet, thence southwest 40 feet, to Virginia
avenue, thencewith said avenue westwardly 69 feet to beginning.
Wilson, Jonathan 56 11
White, John B. 348 west half 12 & imps.
White, Ambrose 691 part 1 & imps.
Being the south part, fronting 25 feet on New Jersey avenue,
and 129 feet 9 inches on D street.
Woodward, Cynthia 824 1
11 & imps.
Watkins, Julius, heirs of 166 west half 2
Wilson, John A., Offa, and others 319 part 3
Beginning for the same at the distance of 25 feet from the south-
west corner of the lot, and running east, on the line of G street,
35 feet, thence north 80 feet, thence west 35 feet, thence south
11 52 Being the east
tending back tt
t part of the lot, having a front
he depth of the lot.
of 56 feet, and ex-
Young, Henry N. 355 sub. 12
Corcoran, W. W. 20 18
100 half 25
Bank of the United States, west of 4 1 & imps.
254 part 25 & imps.
Being the north part of the lot, fronting 22 feet 6 inches on 13th
street, by the depth of the lot.
36 6 04
14 8 51
08 119 38
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CONGRESS KNIVES, &C.-
50 doz. Congress Knives
25 do four-bladed Penknives, equal to Congress
20 do Erasing Knives
40 do Razors
The above imported direct from the house of Joseph Rodgers
& Sons, Sheffield, and will be sold at the usual small advance
by EDW. S. WRIGHT,
oct 29-6t Georgetown.
i RS. GASSA*W AY, south side of Pennsylvania
l. avenue, corner of 10th street, can accommodate se-
veral gentlemen with good board andilodging, if immediate
application be made. oct 26-eotdecl
UST RECEIVED from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and
New York, a large assortment of Goods, to which we in-
vite the attention of purchasers.
5 cases corded Silk Velvets, for bonnets and mantillas
4-4 heavy twilled Silks, for cloaks and mantillas
Handsome silk plush Mantillas, $30
7-8 and 4-4 figured and plain changeable Silks
India and English Satins, for cloaks and dresses
Black and colored ground Mousselines de Laines, embroi-
20 elegant Cashmere Shawls, from $15 to $30
50 medium do do from 82 to $10
Plain and printed Mousselines de Laines, all wool
Light colored, plain, brocade, and figured Silk, for eve-
45 dozen tape, hemstitch and embroidered linen cambric
White, black, and colored filet Long Gloves
50 dozen silk Hosiery, every variety and pi ice
Merino, Cashmere, worsted, and lambswool Hosiery
Valencia Laces, worked Bands, Cuffs
Narrow Peltings,.Chenille and Illusion Thule
500 yds cambric and book Edgings and Insertings, cheap
Ladies' patent merino Vests, &c.
oct 29-3t WM. & GEO. STETTINIUS.
P PREPARED PARCHMENT.-40doz. Terry's su-
perior prepared parchment, 24 by 28, at a small advance
on the cost of importation.
For sale by EDW. S. WRIGHT,
Sale to commence at 11 o'clock A.. M.
sept 7-wts A. ROTHWELL, Collector.
3 43 IUITARS.-W. FISCHER has just received .: great
10 62 variety of plain and ornamental Guitars, with patent
8 42 screws, square and flat heads, with or without cases, at prices
3 44 from five to forty dollars each. Also, constantly on hand, Chick-
ering's Pianos, best Violins, Flutes, with from one to eight keys,
17 04 (Oarionets, Flageolets, Fifes, and Accordians, with the most
approved instruction books for each instrument.
SCIENTIFIC BOOKS FOR THE PRACTICAL
MECHANIC.-For sale by P. TAYLOR, at unusually
5 88 low prices, lower, for the most part, than they can be obtained
in New York or Philadelphia :
Shaw's Operative Masonry, the theory and practice of build.
ing, with the application to practice of the fundamental rules
in geometry on masonry and stone-cutting ; 1 vol. with 40 en-
Gwilt on Arches; I vol. with engravings.
The Painter's, Gilder's, and Varnisher's Manual, containing
rules, regulations, and instructions, numerous valuable receipts,
86 31 tests, &c. 1 vol. Price 62 cents.
i Practical Perspective, 1 vol. with many engravings. Price,
87 The Mechanic's Calculator, comprehending principles, rules,
and tables in mechanical and mathematical matters, useful to
6 90 millwrights, builders, engineers, and artisans in general, 1 vol.
6 21 Price, $1.
8 28 Smeaton's Builder's Manual, containing the elements of
bu lding, surveying, and architecture, with practical rules and
instructions in carpentry, bricklaying, masonry, &c. with many
3 42 engravings; information as to the properties of materials, useful
6 21 tables and receipts, &c. 1 pocket vol.
Together with a number of valuable practical works for me-
chanics, the list of which will be continued in a subsequent ad.-
vertisement. sept 26
STEPHEN'S WRITING FLUID.-Just received,
and opened for sale at Stationers' Hall, Stephen's genu-
ine unchangeable light and dark blue and red writing fluid
put up in stone bottles of four different sizes, and which is,
without exception, the very best article extant for metallic
or quill pens. (Adv.) june 17
N JEW MUSIC.--Just received the following music at the
old established store, second door east of the City Post
Office, where persons requiring any particular piece of music
may obtain it in a few days by leaving the name.
SONGs.-The dreams of the past fade before me
The lonely harp
A wealthy old man a wooing did go
Sweet Jesse was young and simple
A modest blooming flower
The lover's home
The maid of Glencollen
There is a time, a happy time
There came from soft Italy's glowing shore
By the flowing Guadalquiver
I've wandered with thee
The starry banner
Believe not I could wrong thee
Westchester march and trio
Three waltzes : My home, The Hebe, and The Lily.
TAVAL BATTLES of the United States, in 1 vol.
1of 280 pages, with 20 engravings, being a complete his-
tory of all the battles fought by the American Navy from its es-
tablishment io the present time, neatly bound. Price 62 cents.
sept 19 F. TAYLOR.
ILLINGTON'S CIVIL ENGINEERING in
L one octavo volume, just published and is this day re-
ceived for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also the Engineer's Common Place Book of Practical Re-
ference, (London, 1839,) 1 pocket volume.
Adcock's Rules and Data, for steam engines, railways, canals,
&c. 1 small volume, London, 1839.
Professor Nichol on the Phenomena and Order of the Solar
System, 1 volume, London, 1838.
Grier's Principles, Rules, and Tables, for engineers, mill-
wrights, &c. I volume, 1839.
Treatise on the construction and use of the Mathematical In-
struments usually found in portable cases, 1 vol., price 62 cts.
Practical Treatise on the Mathematical Arts, containing di-
rections for surveying and engineering, by Amos Eaton, 1 vol.
And many o.her new and valuable works of the same class of
science, lately received, (many of them imported from London,)
too numerous for an advertisement. sept 16
CHEAP LETTER PAPER.-Fine blue wove Let-
ter Paper, of superior quality, at the low price of $3 25
per ream. A fresh supply just received and for sale at R.
FARNHAM'S Book and Stationery Store, between 9th and
10th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue. sept 19
SIHE POETS OF AMERICA, illustrated by one of
her painters. Edited by John Keese. The selections
are generally from the best authors; there are 36 pages of il-
lustrations, strictly original, and etched on steel, in the best
style of the art. The paper is of the finest qn 'lity, and the bind-
ing corresponds with the whole. The following notice is from
th'e Philadelphia Chronicle :
'- We rejoice to see-that S. Colman, of New York, is about
to produce one of the most elegant works that has hitherto been
published in the country. It will be entitled the 'Poets of
America,' and the best works of the best masters of our re-
publican lyre will be illustrated by an American painter. We
have received a specimen number of the volume, and feel that
it is but justice to the publisher,the artist, and the editor,(Mr.John
Keese,) to say that in each and every depaitmentit possesses pe-
culiar beauty and interest. We hope that the undertaking will
be fully completed before the winter, as it wil. be even bettersuit
ed than an annual, as a gift fiom a parent to a child, brother to
a sister, or a lover to the mistress of his heart. The engraving
ofthe frontispiece is a gilded vignette, and the numerous plates
throughout the number before us exhibit a chastity of imagina-
tion combined with superior skill of execution."
Specimens of the above may be seen at R. FARNHAM'S
Bookstore, between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue,
where early orders are solicited, anid the trade supplied at the
publisher's prices. sept 10
1 EJEW BOOKS.-Just received for sale by F. TAY-
I N LOR, and for circulation among the subscribers to the
Waverley Circulating Library, Hamilton King," a novel, in
Opinions of Lord Brougham on Politics, Theology, Law, Sci-
ence, Literature, &c. in 2 vols. sept 23
N EW BOOKS.-Medical and Topographical Observa-
tions upon the Mediteiranean and upon Portugal, Spain,
and other countries, by G. R. B. Horner, M. D., U. S. Navy,
Surgeon to the U. S. Naval Asylum and honorary member of
the Philadelphia Medical Society, with engravings.
Also, Intermarriage, or the mode in which and the causes
why Beauty, Health, and Intellect, result from certain unions
and deformity, disease, insanity, &c by Alexander. Walker,
jist published, and for sale at W. M. MORRISON'S Book and
Stationery Store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel
sept 23 [Globe]
CHOOL BOOKS.-Combe's Physiology, Frost's Class
Book of Nature, Bayly's Algebra, Davie's First Lessons
in Algebra, Dillaway's Roman Antiquities, Cleveland's Grecian
Antiquities, Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammar, Andrews'
Latin Reader, and a great variety of other School Books, just
received, and for sale at the lowest prices, at R. FARNHAM'S
School, Juvenile, and Miscellaneous Bcok Store, between 9th
and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue. sept 23
ENGLISH STATIONERY, PERFUMERY,
and Fancy Articles.-W. FISCHER, importer and
dealer in Stationery, Perfumery, and Fancy Articles, has just
received by the ships Mediator and Wellington a very large
and extensive supply of the above articles direct from the best
manufacturers in England ; therefore he would call the atten-
tion of the Public to the new and various articles in his line,
and say to the Trade that they can be supplied at Stationers'
Hall on as reasonable terms as they can be in New York, and
thereby save the expenses attendant upon purchases made
there. [Adv] june 13-d4w
NLISHING TACKLE.-A general assortment, best
S quality, imported and domestic, for sale at the lowest
prices, for cash, at the old Snuff, Tobacco, and Fancy store, be-
tween 11th and 12th streets, Penn. avenue.
P. S. Very superior pure honey-dew and sweet-scented
Chewing Tobacco, for sale as above. june 21
IFE OF GENERAL HARRISON, with a Me-
moir of his Public Services, by Judge Hall, author of
the History of the Western States, &c, 1 vol. of 323 pages,
with portrait, price 50 cents.
The Life and Political Opinions of M. Van Buren, by Pro-
fessor Wm. M. Holland, 1 vol. with portrait, price $1.
Just received for sale by
sept 26 F. TAYLOR
UDGE LOMAX'S Digest of the Laws of Real
Property in the United States, embracing more es-
pecially the Law of Real Property in Virginia, in 3 volumes,
by John Tayloe L'omax, is just published, and this dayreceived
for sale by F. TAYLOR, who receives for sale all new legal
works immediately upon publication.
Davie's Criminal Law; Pothier on Contracts.
Long on Sales; Second volume of Peters's Digest.
Kinne's Blackstone ; Smith's Chancery Practice.
Leigh's Nisi Prius; Fourth vol. of Chitty's General Practice.
Russell and Rvan's English Crown Cases.
British Term Reports for Hillary Term, 1838; together with
oct 29- 6t
CABINET, CHAIR, AND SOFA MANUFAC-
TORY.-EDWIN GREEN has now on hand, and will
continue to keep, (or manufacture to order,) at the old Cabinet
Manufactory, corner of C and 10th streets, every variety in the
above line, comprising-
Sideboards, with marble and mahogany tops
Pedestal and Pier Tables, with marble tops
Winged, Pilaster, plain and common Wardrobes
Sofas and Lounges of every variety
Mahogany Chairs do do
Fancy and common do do do
Dining Tables do do
Card do do do
Dressing Bureaus, with marble and mahogany tops
Scroll and common Bureaus
Washstands, with marble, mahogany and painted tops
Mahogany French high and low post Bedsteads
Maple and common do do do
Centre Tables, with marble and mahogany tops
Music Stools, Cribs, Cradles
Hair, Moss, and Shuck Mattresses, &c. of the best work-
manship and material, which he will sell (especially for cash)
as low as at any manufactory in the Union.
Mahogany in the board, plank, and veneer, of various quali-
ties, suitable for cabinet makers and builders, will always be
kept for sale as low as can be bought elsewhere.
Repairing and varnishing promptly executed.
furniture cars, with careful attendants, accustomed to hand-
ling furniture, will be kept for hire.
S ADIES' MERINO VESTS.-A new article just
received and for sale by
nov 1-3t J. B. WINGERD & CO.
ICH MERINO VESTING3.-We have on hand
R50 pieces Merino Vestings (extra rich colors.)
Also, an extensive assortment of Satin-faced Valencia and
Swansdown Vestings, which will be disposed of at prices
which cannot fail to-please.
now l-3t J. B. WINGERD & CO.
MALE OF VALUABLE LOTS AT PUBLIC
AUCTION.-On TAursday, the 7th inst. at 11 o'clock
A. M. will be offered at public sale, to the highest bidder, at E.
Dyer's auction rooms, the following twenty-one lots of ground,
of undisputed title, and clear of city taxes to the present year
inclusive, viz. lots 6, 7, and 8, in square No. 481, and lots 8 to 13,
18 to 21, 33 to 36, and 38 to 41, in square No. 513. These lots
are in an elevated situation, in a very improving part of the city,
and in fine order for garden cultivation, having been so occu-
pied for several years by the guardians of the poor of the city.
Terms of sale : One-fourth of the purchase money to be paid
in cash, the balance in three equal instalments of four, eight,
and twelve month;, with interest, for which satisfactory bonds
are to be given by the purchasers: and if any purchaser shall fail
to comply with the terms of sale within three days thereafter,
the lot or lots purchased by him will be publicly resold at his
risk and expense. JAMES GREENLEPF,
Attorney in Fact for the Trustees of the "Aggregate
Fund," (consisting of the joint and separate estates
of R. Morris, J. Greenleat, and J. Nicholson.)
nov 1-dts Auctioneer.
W ANTED TO PURCHASE OR HIRE, FOR
A TERM OF YEARS, a Farm containing from
two to three hundred acres of land, situated in the environs of
the city of Washingtoni or Georgetown, soil to be good, with
convenient house, out-houses, &c. Location, terms, &c. to be
given in writing, addressed to
oct25-dlw W. S. NICHOLLS.
SPECIE, TREASURY DRAFTS, &c.-Wanted-
Post Office Drafts, and
Checks on New York,
For which the highest premium will be paid.
CHAS. J. NOURSE,
Exchange Office, corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th
street. oct 26-3t
.... TO LET, and possession given on the
i 20th November, that very desirable two-story
brick dwelling-houe on G street, south side, be-
tween 14th and 15th streets. To a good tenant the rent will
For terms, &c. apply to JNO. WILSON, of the firm of King &
Wilson, Land and General Agents, corner of F and 15th
streets, oct 26-3t
SUGA14, TEA, COFFEE, &c.-
4 hhds. Porto Rico Sugar
4 do New Orleans do **
30 bags Government Java Coffee, a very superior article
30 do Rio, Laguayra, and St. Domingo Coffee
25 boxes Sperm Candles
10 do Patent do
16 bbls. and 6 boxes Lump Sugar
5 do Crushed Sugar
2 do Powdered do
4 boxes White Havana Sugar
4 half chests very superior Imperial Tea
4 do do Gunpowder do
4 do do Young Hyson do
4 do do Black do
2 bales Almonds
200 Baltimore Cured Hams
25 bbls. Family Flour
25 do Superfine do
6 boxes Pine Apple Cheese
4 casks do do
10 bbls. very old Whiskey
10 do common do
4 tierces Rice
20 boxes Mould and Dipt Candles
10 do Boston Soap
5Q00 gallons Sperm Oil
Preserved Gii'ger, Olives, Capers, etc.
Just received and for sale by
HOWISON & JACKSON,
oct 28--eod6t Benn. Av. between 12th and 13th sts.
OR SALE, the HANDSOME CARRIAGE and two
pairs of harness belonging to M. PONTOIS, late Minister
W _-- ^ i. H V.
REGISTE'S OrrFFIC, OCTOBER 29, 1839.
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all tavern and
shop-keepers, retailers of wines and spirituous liquors,
dry goods, hardware, medicines, perfumery, watches and jew-
elry, hats, boots, and shoes; also, to owners of hackney-car-
riages and billiard tables, keepers of porter-houses and confec-
tioneries, that their licenses will expire on Monday next, the
4th day of Novwember; and that said licenses must be renewed
at this office during the week, between the hours of 9 o'clock
A. M. and 3 o'clock P. M. C. H. WILTBERGER,
oct 30-dlw Register.
F URNISHED ROOMS.-The subscriberhas a large
Parlor and two Chambers, neatly furnished, which she
wishes to rent for the session of Congress, or a longer time. The
rooms are over Mr. Lewis Johnson's Snuff, Tobacco and Fancy
Store. Their central situation makes them a desirable location
to members, or other gentlemen having business with the De-
oct 29-3t MARY ANN SHIELDS.