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Title: Daily national intelligencer
Alternate title: National intelligencer
Sunday national intelligencer
Physical Description: v. : ; 50-60 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Gales & Seaton
Place of Publication: Washington City D.C.
Creation Date: November 14, 1839
Publication Date: 1813-
Frequency: daily (except sunday)[feb. 6, 1865-]
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- District of Columbia -- Washington
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Citation/Reference: Brigham, C.S. Amer. newspapers
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microform from Readex Microprint Corp., and on microfilm from the Library of Congress.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1, 1813)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 1869.
Numbering Peculiarities: Suspended Aug. 24-30, 1814.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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 Related Items
Related Items: Weekly national intelligencer (Washington, D.C.)
Related Items: National intelligencer (Washington, D.C. : 1810)
Related Items: Universal gazette (Philadelphia, Pa. : Nov. 1797)
Succeeded by: Washington express
Succeeded by: Daily national intelligencer and Washington express

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VoL. XXVII.


WASHINGTON: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1839.


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PUBLISHED BT
GALES & SEATON.
S PRICE,
For a year, t domllars--for six months, six dollars,
PAABJ E In ADVANCE.
Those subscribing tfor a year, who do not, either at the time of
ordering the paper, pr asabsequ attly give notice of their wish
to have the paper discontinued at the expiration of their year,
will be presumed desiring its continuance until counter-
Smanded,and it will be continued accordingly, at the optlonof
the Editors.. "

AGENCY Yt WASHIaGTO0M.- AMES H.CA US-
TEN, lateo Baaltimorejtaving made this city his perma-
nent residence, will undertake, with his accustomed zeal and
diligence, the settlement of claims generally; and more parti-
cularly claims before\Congress, against the United States, or
the several Departnes thereof, an before any Board of Com-
missioners that may beraised for the adjustment of spoliation
Xo other claims. He ha now in charge the entire elass arising
out of French spoliationj prior to the year 1800; with reference
to which, in addition to a mass of documents and proofs in -his
possession, he has access to those in the archivesof the Govern-
Inent.
Claimants and pensioner .s the Navy fund, &c. bounty lands,
. return duties, &e. & ;Otd thise requiring life insurance, can
have their business promptly attended to by letter, (post paid)
and thus relieve themselves from an expensive and inconve-
nient personal attendance.
Having obtained a commission of Notary Public, he is prepar-
ed to furnish legalized copies of any required public documents
or other papers. He has be n so leng engaged in the duties of
an agent, that it can only be necessary now to say that economy
and prompt attention shall be extended to all business confided
to his care; and that, to enable him to render his services and
facilities more efficacious, he has become familiar with all the
forms of office.
Office on, F street, near the new Treasury Building.
feb 26-
A GUIDE TO NURSES AND MOTHERS in
the management of young children, with reference to he-
reditary or family diseases, and advice to the pregnant and ly-
ing-in female ; compiled, in part, from the best English and
American writers, by Caleb Ticknor, late Professor in the Uni-
versity of the city of New York.
Just received, and for sale between 9th and 10th streets,
Pennsylvania Avenue.
sept 13 R. FARNHAM.
A TREATISE ON THE EYE, containing discov-
eries of the causes of near and far-sightedness, and of the
affections ofthe retina, with remarks on the use of medicines as
substitutes for spectacles. By Wm. Clay Wallace, Oculist.
Ror sale at the Bookstore of
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.
as exhibited in his Parliamentary and Legal Speeches and mis-
cellaneous writings, in vols.
Also, a fresh supply eof historical Sketches of Statesmen who
flourished in thq times of George III. by Henry Lord Brougham,
F. R. S.
Also, a supply of the Second Series of Lord Brougham's
Sketches. W. M. MORRISON,
sept 20 [Glok 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
F IF'TY THOUSAND Q, UILLS, suitable for school
SI just received, and for sale by R. FARNHAM,
june 24 Between 9th and tOth streets, Pennsylvania av.
TWO HUNDRED REAMS SUPERIOR LET-
TER PAPER.-W. FISCHER has just received, by
the schooners Alexandria and Edward Vincent, 200 reams of
Butler's extra superfite satin-finiahad linen Paper, made ex-
pressly to order, whi 4afor sale only at Stationars' Hafl.
F THE LIFE OF WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ.
r 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 Lammarmoor-A Legend of Motrose,) is this
day received, and for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
july 11 [Glo] Four doors west of Brown's gotel.
JUST RECEIVED, a further supply of the cheap edi-
tion of the Waverley Novels-The Monastery.
For sale by W. M. MORRISON,
sept.27 (Globe) Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
INTERMARRIAGE; or the mode in which, and
the causes why, beauty, health, and intellect result from
certain unions; and deformity, disease, and insanity from eth-
ers ; demonstrated by delineations of the structures and forms,
and descriptions 6f 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 Aleiandeir Walker, author of Woman, Beau-
ty, &a. Second edition. Just received and for sale, between
9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
sept 12 R. FARNHAM.
C HURCH MUSIC.-W. FISCHER has just received
from Boston, by the brig Wankinco, the following popu-
lar Church Music arranged by the most eminent professors viz.
The Boston Academy's Collection, last edition
do Glee Book
Social Choir
Odeon
Music of Nature
Lives of Haydn and Mozart
Anthem Book
Social Sacred Melodist, consisting of songs, duets,
anthems, &c., with an accompaniment for Piano Porte 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 for the Organ. june 25
HE POTOMAC AQUEDUCT AT GEORGE-
TOWN.-The drawings and details given in a large
rfol' volume of Plates, with accompanying letter-press descrip-
tions; specifications, &c., now become scarce and valuable.
For sale (two copies only) by
sept 16 F. TAYLOR.
N EW BOOKS.-Discourses on some of the Doctrinal
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
edition.


Also, a fresh supply of the Metropolitan Pulpit, or Sketches
of the Most Popular Preachers in Londoa, by the author of Ran-
dom Recellections, The Great Metropolis, Travels in Town, &c.
&c. This day received, and for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
july 15 [Gio] 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
sterling.)
For sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, just received, Robertson's Historical Works, complete
in one large octavo volume, (London.)
Milton's Prose Works, complete in one large octavo volume,
London.)
Burke's complete works, two volumes octavo, (London.)
R DODGERS' FINE CUTLERY.-The subscriber
has on hand a general assortment of Rodgers' best ra-
zors, penknives, and scissors at the old snuff, tobacco, and fan-
cy store, 4 doors east of the city post office.
sept 26 LEWIS JOHNSON.
SUPERIOR ENGLISH DRAWING PAPER.-
W. FISCHER, importer and dealer in superior Stationery,
Parchment, Rodgers' fine Cutlery, and fancy articles, has re-
centlv received direct from the manufacturer, a large sunnlv of


F OR RENT-The three-story brick house on F street,
near 1th street, now occupied by Col. Cross. The
house contains ten rooms, besides basement and attic. There
is also a good stable and carriage-house attached t6 the premi-
ses. Possession given on the 10th November.
Inquire of John Keith, at the War Office, or to
oct 29-dtf fJAMES CARRICO.
CaOLLECTO'dS CeRTIFICATES LOST.-At
a sale made by George Adams, Collector of Corporation
taxes, on the 19th day oT November, 1836, I became the pur-
chhser ofLots 6, 9, 10,14, 21, and 27, in Square 693. The
certificates of purchase given by said Collector are believed to
have been destroyed by the fire which consumed the General
Post Office building in December, 1836, although they may have
been mislaid, or otherwise destroyed or lost. /
Should they be, in the possession of any person, such person
will confer a favor by delivering them to me.
This notice is published in conformity with usage, to enable
me to obtain a renewal of said certificates, for which purpose ap-
plication has been made.
oct 29-3taw2w < WM. INGLE.
W ANTED TO PUR IASE.-Specie, Treasury
Notes, Treasury Drafts, New York funds, and bills on
England.
Persons having the above fund will findit to theiD interest to
call on the subscriber beAfor they sell, as they may be certain
of the highest price thht can be given by any other establish-
ment. Apply to W. S. NICHOLLS,
nov 5-r-dvw Pennsylvania avenue.
M RS. ALLEN will open on the first of November new
Winter Millinery, consisting of changeable Velvet Hats.
Also, Silks, Ribands, and Flowers, Feathers, Caps, Turbans,
Toupees, Gloves, with a variety of other articles suitable for
the approaching season.
Mrs. A. invites the ladies to call and examine her assort-
ment.
Dress-makingdone at the store, in Elliot's buildings, Penn.
avenue, oct 30-eolm
BtALTIMOI RN LIFE IN1UItAN iE COMPANY 1,
JOHN J. DONALDSON, PRESIDENT,
NSUIRES LIVES for one or more years, or for life.

Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
Age. One year. Seven years. For life
25 1.00 1.12 2.04
30 1.31 1.36 2.36
35 1.36 1.53 2.76
40 1.69 1.83 3.20
45 1.91 1.96 3.73
60 1.96 2.09 4.60
55 2.32 3.21 5.78
60 4.35 4.91 7.00
GRANT$ ANNUITIES.
Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
60 years of age, 10.55 per cent. )
05 do. 12.27 do. per annum.
70 do. 14.19 do. 3
SELLS ENDOWMENTS.
For One Hundred Dollars deposited at birth of child, the Corm
pany will pay, if he attain 21 years ofage, $469
At six months, 408
One year, 375
The Company also executes trusts ; receives money on depo-
site, paying interest semi-annually, or compounding it, and
makes all kinds of contracts in which life or the interest of mo-
iey is involved. WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary.
AGENTS.
James H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
John 0. Lay, Richmond, Va.
D. Robertson, Norfolk, Va.
A. S. Fidball, Winchester, Va.
George Richards, Leesburg, Va.
Neilson Poe, Frederick, Md. mar 1-ljr
O LLAIMANTS.-FRANCIS A. DICKINS, of the
city of Washington, having resigned the appointment
aeld by him for several years in the Treasury and War Depart-
ments, has undertaken the agency of claims before Congress,
and other branches of the Government, including commission-.
ers under treaties, and the various public offices ; also, the pro.
during of patents for public lands, prosecuting claims for servi-
ces in the Revolution, and for Navy pensions, and generally
such other business as may require 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
lands in Ohio which have been sold for taxes.
Persons having, or supposing themselvesto have claims, will,
on transmitting a statement of the facts, be advised of ihe pro-
per course of proceeding. His charge will be moderate, de-
pending upon the amount of the claim and the extent of the
.ervice.
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 Insurance Company.
Mr. F. A. DICKINs is known to most of those who have been
in Congress within the last few years, or who have occupied
any public situation at Washington.
His office ison Pennsylvania avenue, between Fuller's Ho-
tel and Fifteenth street.
Ill All letters must be post paid. sept 12-dly
CAPITOL OF THE UNITED STATES.-A
beautiful and accurate view of this magnificent building,
drawn by W. A. Pratt, Rural Architect, and lithographed by
the celebrated C. Fenderich, has been just published by the
subscriber, and is for sale by him at Stationers' Hall, and at the
under-mentioned places: Messrs. PALMER & CO., Market
street, Baltimore; Mr. ROBINSON and Messrs. NATT & SON,
Chestnut.street, Philadelphia; Mr. COLEMAN, Broadway, and
Mr. J. K. KEanICK, Pearl street, New York; and Mr. Jo-
SIAH LORING, Washington street, Boston.
nov 4-3taw6w W. FISCHER.
LEADING BOOKS FOR CHILDIEN.-R.
FARNHAM, near 10th street, Pennsylvania avenue, is
constantly receiving and has on hand a very large assortment
of reading and toy books, suitable for children of every age.
T HE CHRISTIAN BRAHMIN, or Memoirs of the
Life, Writings, and Character of the Converted Brah-.
min, Babajee, including Illustrations of the Domestic Habits,
Manners, Customs, and Superstitions of the Hindoos, a Sketch
of the Deccani and- Notices of India in general, and an Account
of the American Mission at Ahmednuyyur; by the Rev. Hollis
Read, American Missionary to India. A few copies for sale by
W. M. MORRISON, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
nov 4 [Globe]
.1 USIC.-Just received the following pieces of music at
LJ.i the old established store, two doors east of the city post
office. W. FISCHER.


SONGS.
Ruth and Naomi; A hundred years ago
I saw her on the vessel's deck; The Wife
Thou never, never art forgot; Swiss Boy
This earth is the planet; She wore a wreath
The rose that all ; 0 whistle and I'll come
Love and fashion; The forsaken one
Blue bell of Scotland; Fanny Grey
Last Serenade ; 0 had my love

Strauss; Le Bouquet; Jovial
Paris; Tivolian; Augusta Gallop
Hope; Gallop; Gift; Kensington
Duke of Reischtad's
MARCHES, &C.
SA [pine Singers', Cadets' Quickstep
Favorite Quickstep, Cossacks
Bonaparte, Pairmount Quickstep
Woodup, Benson Cadets' Grand
Overture to Caliph of Bagdad nov 4
George Murray, of Scotland, Earl of Dunmore, and the other
heirs of the late John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, and the Hon.
Charles Augustus Murray, Agent for George Murray, Earl of
Danmore-
YOU are respectfully notified that on the 28th day of No-
vember next, between the hours of seven in the fore-
noon and five in the afternoon of said day, at the residence of
Thomas Swanp, near the town of Leesburg, and in the county
of Loudoun, in Virginia, I shall proceed to take the depositions
of Thomas Swann and others; which depositions, when taken,


SAIRE REDUCED TO THREE DOLLARS AND A HALF.
TPilot line from Washington to Winchester.
SOUTH CAROLINA,. CAPTAIN COFFEE. HE PILOT LINE STAGE will leave Brown's Hotel,
S HE well-known Sea Steam-packet South Carolina, C Washington, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Stain COFFEE, being the only Steam-packet on this lin at 3 o'clock A. M. via the Marshall House, Alexandria, at 4
will continue her trips as follows : o'clock A. M. Fairfax C. H. Middleburg, Aldia, Upperville,
Leaving Norfolk for Charleston and Savannah Paris, and Millwood, arriving at Winchestei in thirteen hours.
ON SATURDAY, November 2. Leave Taylor's Hotel, Winchester, every Sunday, Wednes-
Do do do November 16. day, and Friday at 4 o'clock A. M. arriving in Washington in
Do do do November 30. thirteen hours, in time for the beat for Fredericksburg.
Leaving Savannah in time to start from Charleston to Nor- : The Pilot Line connects with Wheeling, Parkersburg, and
folk SATURDAY, October 26, SATURDAY, November 9i Martinsburg to Hagerstown, and Staunton and White Sulphur to
SATURDAY, 23, and so on, alternately, from Norfolk and Guyandotte.
Charleston EVERY OTHER SATURDAY, until further notice. The Pilot Line from Washington to Winchester, by Hutchi-
Tickets to be had of the subscriber, lower end of Bowly'. son's and Weft's, to Wheeling, through in fifty-three hours. To
wharf, Baltimore. T. SHEPPARD, Parkersburg, four days, no night travelling.
oct 26-d3w Treasurer. OFFIGES.--J. B. Gorman, Washington; Edmndca' Marshall
PASSAGE TO NORFOLK, PO TSMOUT use, Alexandria; Smith's, Middleburg; Tayl6 Hotel,
PASSAGE TO NORFOLK, PORTSMOUTH?,i' eer. g .
PETERSURG, AND RIIMONDWinchester.
PETERSURGA D Troycoaches, good and safe teams, and skilful drivers.
41,10- :-oalo o SMITH, STONE & CO.
THREE TIMES A WEEK. ~ aug 5-eo6m L. HARDON, Agent.
TMHE steamboats AABAMA, Captain Sutton, and KEN- BRUNSWICK AND FLORIDA LINE.
STUCKY, Captain Holmes, will commence to run threeTHROUGH FROM BALTIMORE TO NEW OR-
times a week (alternately) on Monday, the 4th of March next, LEANS IN SIX AND A HALF DAYS
leaving the lower end of Spear's wharf every Monday, Wed- LN X A A ALF DAYS.
nesday, and Friday evenings, at half past 3 o clock, and arrive
at Portsmouth next morning in time for the cars for Wilmington,
and thence in steamboats to Charleston, which is the quickest,
cheapest, and most comfortable route. -
These boats also run in connexion with the James river boats HIS new and superior Line is now opening for use, car-
for Petersburg and Richmond, where they arrive next after- Ii great Florida mail, formerlysent by the
noon from Baltimore. This is likewise by far the most pleas- ying the great Florida mail, formerly sent by the
ant route, having a comfortable night's rest and no changes SCHEDULE.-Beginning on the 26th of November, although
fromsteamboatstages, and railroads in the dead of night, as several tripe are expected to be run before that time.
The company having bought the new and beautiful steamboat Leave CHARLESTON on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays,
JEWESS, for the purpose of running a daily line, due notice at half past 4 A. M., connecting always with the WILMINTO
will be given thereof; and the company hope that travellers boats.
will patronize this line, assuring them that nothing shall be Arrive at TALLAHABSEE and APPALACHICOLA on Thursdays,
wanting ontheir partto giecomfort and despatching. Saturday, and Mondays; and at MOBILE on Fridays, Sundays,
mar 4 JAMES FERGUSSON. and Tuesdays, at night. Through,-in favorable weather, in 3J
madays toFMOBILE, and 4 days to NEW ORLEANS, by meeting the
STEAMBOAT LINE FOR PHILADELPHIA, Mobile and New Orleans boats in Mobile bay.
S Via New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and PASSAGE AND FARE:
Railroad. Charleston to Brunswick $12
to Tallahassee 38 50
to Appalachicola 45
to Mobile 65
'HSteamboats ofthisi Forward deck passengers half price in the Steamboats, and
1HE Steamboats of this line being now in complete order, $45 through, to take outside seats on the Stages, and meals at
will commence their regular route on Monday, the 18th te second table when required.
March instant, leaving Bowly's wharf, Baltimore, at 6 o'clock Passengers taking tickets through, and pr, ceeding regularly
P. M. and Dock street wharf, Philadelphia, at Id P. M. daily, with the Line,are subject t o charge whatever fox meals,
(except Sunday.) porterage, or any necessary accommodations.
The Public is respectfully informed that the care, attention, The hotels in Brunswick and Tallahassee are of superior
and comfort so much admired heretofore by passengers on this order. On the stage road (to pass which requires but 36 hours)
line, will be strictly adhered to. the Proprietors have provided Eating-houses, under the charge
All baggage at its owner'srisk. Passage through $4. Meals of well qualified stewards, at which they can promise comfort-
as usual. able and neatly served meals.
I Freight despatched by this line with caie and attention, This is a desirable route for Ladies, and will be still more so
at moderate prices. T. SHEPPARD, Agent, when an intended accommodation stage, avoiding night travel-
mar 18 Baltimore. ling, is established.
FARE REDUCED, AND NO RACING. Seats may be secured at the Stage and Steamboat Office of
SThe safe, steady, and comfortable Messrs. STOCKTON, FALLS & CO., next to the Railroad
steamboat JOSEPH JOHNSON, Depot, Baltimore. Seats taken there will be entitled to pre-
the first established and only eve- credence. A certain number will be reserved for passengers
ry day boat between Washington entering at Charleston.
and Alexandria, and the only one which has her hours of de Two commodious Coaches can be sent at a time ; the stages
parture published for the information of the Public, will here- and horses cannot be surpassed on any line in the Union. The
after run as follows, viz. Steamboats, namely, the Chesapeake and Southerner," on the
Leave Washington, Leave Alexandria, Atlantic, and the "Champion and Kingston," on the Gulf, are
At 94 & li A. M. eAt 8HI 1& A. M. selected as safe sea-boats; but whenever the weather is too
and 2J & 4J P. M. and 1i & 3P P. M. stormy off the coast, all the trip on the Atlantic-and part on
FARE. the Gulf will be made by perfectly safe inland passages.
On days the Phenix runs, viz. Sunday, Mondays, and The Proprietors, owning the Line throughout, will be able to
Thursday, provided she runs in opposition to, and takes the reserve the connexion with undoubted certainty
time of the Johnson, 61 cents. This Line connects, on TnURSDAVS, with the boats to St.
Onetime other days of the week, as heretofore, 12 cents. Augustine, and two trips in a week with the boats for St, Mary's,
On other days of the week, as heretofore, 12} cents. hus making this the speediest and bes
IGNATIUS ALLEN, Black Creek, &c. Thus making this the-speediest and best
sept 5-AdtU Captain; route to East as well as to Middle and West Florida, and
New Orleans. Ordinary Baggage taken without charge, and
?Ir HE CHARTER OAK, and other Poems, by John moderate charges for extra baggage.
SJay Adams; Sunday Morning Reflections; Caleb in the BRUNswIcK, Nov. 2, 1839. nov 12-3twtlDec.
Country; Caleb in Town ; The School Boy; Child at Home;
Mother at Home; Transplanted Flowers, or Memoirs of Mrs. OR SALE, the HANDSOME CARRIAGE and two
Rumpff, daughter of John Jacob Astor, Esq., and the Duchess pairs of harness belonging to M. PONTOIs, late Minister
do Broglie, daughter of Madame de Stael, with an Appendix, of France at Washington. For further information, applica-
by Robert Baird. tion may be made to ALBERT PARIS, Six Buildings.
With a great variety of other books, just received and for sale oct 28-d2w
between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue. N STORE FOR RENT.-The store formerly occu-
ept 16 R. FARNHAM. .. pied by the subscriber, near the Seven Buildings, is offer-
Ot REAMS LETTER, CAP, FOLIO Post, ed for rent, with convenient rooms, or the whole house, if ne-
KFv and other writing papers, just received at R. FARN- cessary.
HAM'S Stationery Store, and will be sold at very low prices. Apply near Fuller's Hotel, to E. OWEN,
ENUINE STEEL PENS.-Perryian, Gillot's, nov 11-eo2w Merchant Tailor.
Windle's, Heely's, together with a large assortment of iNGLISH GRATE COALS.-2000 bushels superior
other Steel Pens, selected from the endless variety now before EJ English Coals for sale in lots to suit purchasers from the
the Public, solely on account of their practical utility, though vessel at 14th street.
without those glaring peculiarities and deformities by which Families desirous of having a good article are invited to give
many are distinguished; they are warranted genuine, and to it a trial.
combine every quality necessary for the most beautiful and ex- nov 12-3t ULYSSES WARD.
peditious penmanship, whilst their durability and cheapness OCTORS DRESBACH, KUHN, AND PRY-
cannot be exceeded. Those who are in pursuit of steel pensORS Dyspeptic Cordial for Dyspepsa, Sick
to suit themwill not fail of finding them at the Book and Sta- Headac, Rheuatism, c.-I tf opwin diseases
tionery Store of R. FARNHAM, near 10th street, Pennsyl- Headache, Rheumatism, &c.-In thef olpwing diseases
vania avenue oct 31 it is recommended as a prompt, and, in most cases, an effectual
T O PRINTERS, &c.-The subscriber would respect$ Dyspepsia, Sick or Nervous Headache, Colic, Cramp or
fully call the attention of Printers and others to his pre- Spasm in the Stomach, Cholera Morbus, Hysterics and Ner-
sent supply of Enamelled and Snowflake Cards, which are vous diseases generally; Chronic Dysentery, Diarrhoea or
warranted to be of superior finish, and to print well without Purging, Sea Sickness, Cholera Infantum, Rheumatism, Chro-
peeling. The Snowflakes will be found a beautiful and cheap nic Liver Complaints, Female Irregularities of a Chronic cha-
substitute for common cards, colored or white, and are far su- racter, attended with cold feet, pain in the back, limbs, &c. It
perior in appearance to any thing of the kind yet offered. For is also particularly recommended to those who are suffering un-
sale between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue. der debility, languor, depression of spirits, with irregular or
oct 31 R. FARNHAM. defective appetite, restlessness at night, with unsound or dis-
ROWN'S BEST CHEWING TOBACCO.- turbed sleep. In these cases this Cordial will be found an ad-
.Ing The subscriber has on hand Brown's best quality Chew- TESTIMONIAL.
ing Tobacco, a very superior article. TESTIMONIAL.
At the old Snuff, Tobacco, and Fancy Store, 4 doors east of the BALTIMORE, S. LIBERTY St., FEB. 13, 1839,
new City Post Office, Pennsylvania Avenue. To G. E. PRYOR & Co.-GENTLEMEN: I willingly comply
sept 7 LEWIS JOHNSON. with your request to furnish a statement of the case in which
your Dyspeptic Cordial was used with so much advantage. It
RENCH SCHOOL BOOKS.--Duiefs NatureDis- is briefly thus: My niece, Mrs. Wallace, had been suffering
played, Mythologie de la Jeunesse, par Madame de for several monlI under a train of symptoms, such as usual-
Renneville ; Fables of La Fontaine, Fables de Florian, Recueil ly denote the worst form of Dyspepsia, viz. defective appetite,
Choisi de Traits Historiques et de Contes Moraux, Le Brun's impaired digestion, languor, debility, &c. These symptoms
Telemaque, Charles XII., Bugard's French Translator, French were, at length, followed by great depression of spirits, sleep-
First Class Book, Vie de Washington, Addick's French Ele- lessness, and nervous agitation, while every article swallowed,
ments, Bolmar's Book of French Verbs, Bolmar's Colloquial even water, was followed by distressing pain. While in this


Phrases, Perrin's Phrases, Perrin's Fables, La Bagatelle, Easy situation, a friend passing through Baltimore, who had resided
Lessons, Tales in French for Young Persons, Nugent's Dic- in your State, and was familiar with its effects, advised the use
tionary, Meadow's French and English Dictionary, Wanos- of a bottle of "Drs. Dresbach,Kuhn, & Pryor's Dyspeptic Cor-
trocht s French Grammar, Levizac's Giammar, Perrin s Gram- dial," the use of which, in a few days, gave great relief, and
mar, and Porney's Spelling Book. finally cured her. PHILEMON TOWSON.
For sale between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue. For sale in Washington by Rob't S. Patterson, E. H. & C. H.
sept 23 R. FARNHAM. James, and Flodoardo Howard; in Georgetown by 0. M. Lin-
N E rW BOOKS.-Memoirsof Mrs. Sarah Lanman Smith, thicumi ; and in Alexandria by Wm. Stabler & Co.
late of the mission in Syria, under the direction of the aug 13-2aw6m
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, by g~^HARLES COUNTY COURT, August Term,
Edward W. Hooker. C 1839.-Ordered by the Court, that the creditors of
Also, Travels in Southeastern Asia, embracing Hindostan, Walter B. Parker, a petitioner for the benefit of the Insolvent
Malaya, Siam, and China, with Notices of numerous Missiona- laws of Maryland, be and appear before Charles County Court,
ry Stations, and a full Account of the Burman Empire, with on the third Monday of March next, and show cause, if any
Dissertations, Tables, &c. by Howard Malcom, in two vols. they have, why the said Parker shall not have the benefit of
Just received by W. M. MORRISON, at his Book and Station- said laws: Provided a copy of this order be inserted in some
ery Store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel. newspaper published in the District of Columbia, once a week
oct 17 [Globe] for two months before said third Monday of March next.
DUNGLISON'S NEW RIEMEDIES.--The EDMUND KEY.
method of administering them, their effects on the True copy-Test: JOHN BARNES,
healthy and diseased economy, &c. in one vol. is this day re- sept25-law2m Clerk Charles county court.
ceived for sale by F. TAYLOR. oct 24 A GUIDE for Mothers and Nurses in the Man-
A MERICAN ALMANAC FOR 1840, this day agement of Young Children, with reference to heredita-
A received for sale by F. TAYLOR. ry or family diseases; compiled in part from the best English
and American writers. By Caleb Ticknor, M. A., M. D. late
]MILLARD on the DISEASES OF INFANTS. Professor of Hygiene in the University of the city of New York,


THOS. TASKER GANTT, Attorney at Law
and Solicitor in Chancery, St. Louis, Missouri, of-
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adjacent counties of Missouri and Illinois.
REFERENCES :
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John Stephensurg,
Daniel Jenifer, Charles co. Md.
Win. D. Merrick, Allen's Fresh, Md.,
F. S. Key, Esq, Washington.
Win. Prout, Esq. Washington.
Reverdy Johnson, Esq.'1
Messrs. W. E. Mayhew & Co. I
S. L. Fowler & Co. 'Baltimore, Md.
Geo. R. Gaither & Co.
Harrison & Co. J
Atwood & Co.
Dale, Remington, & Ross Philadelphia. r
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Doremus, Suydams & Nixon New York.
june 5-2tam6mcp
E TYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY 01 THE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE,.by ,John Oswald;
presenting the words of the language arranged ao*.JAia **-
their genera, and under their respectleroots, and bringing
under a single glance the etymology of all cognate terms, in
addition to that of the particular word which happens ta
occur in any instance, &c.; supplying, for the purposes of cor-
rect composition in writing or speaking, the advantages other-
wise tQ be derived from a knowledge of the Greek and Latin
languages. 1 volume, 522 pages, price $1. Just received and
for sale by
nov 5 F. TAYLOR.
FLORA'S LEXICON-An Interpretation of the Lan-
guage and Sentiment of Flowers, with an outline of Bota-
ny, and a Poetical Introduction. By Catherine H. Waterman.
For sale at R. FARNHAM'S
School and Miscellaneous Bookstors, between 9th and
sept 26 10th sts. Penn. avenue.
M RS. GASSAWAY, south side of Pennsylvania
avenue, corner of 10th street, can accommodate se-
veral gentlemen with gbod board and lodging, if immediate
application be made. *' oct 26-eotdecl
]THE RELIGIOUS SOUVENIR FOR 1840,
edited by Mrs. L. Sigourney, superbly bound in embossed
morecco, with eight splendid illustrations executed by the most
eminent artists.
Just received and for sale at R. FARNHAM'S Stationery
Store, between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue.
ASH FOR NEGROES.-I will give cash and the
highest market-price for any number of likely negroes,
of both sexes, families included. I can stall times be found at
B. 0. Shekells' on 7th street, a few doors below Lloyd's tav-
ern, opposite the Marsh Market.
june22-dtf JAMES H. BIRCH.
EVOLUTIONARY BIOGRAPHY.-Complete
in one volume of 400 pages, full bound, with Por-
traits, giving a detailed account of the Lives of Washington,
Wayne, Gates, Greene, Hamilton, Henry, Hancock, the
Adamses, the Lees, Steuben, Starke, Sullivan, Randolph, Pres-
cot, Putnam, Otis, Morgan, Marion, Lincoln, Laurens, Knox,
Paul Jones, Franklin, Clinton, Champe, Arnold, and many
others. Fourth edition. Price 50 cents, (published at $1 25.)
oct 17 $ F. TAYLOR.
HARLES COUNTY COURT, August Term,
1839.-Ordered by the Court, that the creditors of
John C. Cook, a petitioner for the benefit of the Insolvent laws
of Maryland, be and appear before the Judges of Charles
County Court, on the third Monday of March next, and show
cause, if any they have, why the sdid John C. Cook 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 Columbia, once a week for two months before sald thiftd
Monday of March next. EDMUND KEY.
A true copy-Test: JOHN BARNES,
sept 25- law2m Clerk Charles county court.,
IOGRAPHY OF THE SIGNERS OF THE
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,
and of George Washington and Patrick Henry, is just receiv-
ed for sale by F. TAYLOR, complete in 1 vol. octavo.. Price
I dollar. oet 17
RIME CIDER VINEGAR.-Just received-3,000
gallons prime Cider Vinegar, a choice article for pick-
ling.
sept 2-w6w GEO. & THOS. PARKER.
THIRTEENTH VOLUME OF PETERS'S
i 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.
RACES A74D INDIA-RUBBER GUARDS.
SThe 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 llth and 12th streets, Penn.
avenue.
june 17 LEWIS JOHNSON.
C ARRIAGE-HOUSE, STABLE, &c.-For rent,
a carriage-house, and a stable with a loft, near the railroad
office.
FOR SALE.-A neat light buggy, with steel springs, and
harness nearly new. Inquire at the office of
CLEMENT T. COOTE,
nov 12-3t 6th street, near Gadsby's.
MEMOIR OF BISHOP WHITE.-Memoir of the
Life of the Right Reverend William White, D. D. Bishop
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of Pennsylva-
nia; by Bird Wilson, D. D)., Professor of Systemtic Divinity
in the General Theological Seminary, is this day received and
for sale by W. M. MORRISON, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
nov 12-3t [Globe]
VALUABLE LOUISIANA COTTON PLAN-
TATION, with more than 100 acclimated
Slaves and Stock, for Sale.-Wishing to change my pur-
suits, I will sell my Plantation in this parish, together with more
than 100 Slaves, stock of Horses, Mules, Cattle, Sheep, and
Hogs, Farming Implements, Provender, &c.
The plantation tract is situated on Bayou Bmuff, twelve to
fourteen miles from this place, and contains near 1,000 arpents
of rich bottom land, arable and free from overflow, the most of
which is cleared for the plough and in cultivation, and is within


a day of boating distance of Red river, with which there is na-
vigable water intercourse the most of the year.
The Pinewoods tract is four miles from my plantation, and
contains about 200 arpents, a new and spacious two-story wood-
en Dwelling-house, all necessary out-houses, and a fountain of
good and never-failing water very convenient.
To a suitable purchaser, who will, on taking possession, pay
me one-tenth of the entire price, I will sell on one to ten years'
credit, and at what I conceive a fair price and moderate rate of
interest. For a more minute description, price, &c. apply to
Messrs. Lambeth & Thompson, of New Orleans, or the under-
signed. RELBEN CARNAL,
oct 30-w6m Alexandria, La.
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 persons
concerned, that we will meet on the premises on Monday, the
30th day of December next, for tho purpose of proceeding in
the execution of the commission.
SAMUEL J. BRISCOE,
ANTHONY B. SEMMES,
WILLIAM PENN,
JAMES HAMILTON,
nov 2-lawtd ROIBERT H. POSEY.
F IWO SEAMSTRESSES-SLAVES-WANT-
I ED.-I wish to obtain for a gentleman residing in Lou-
isiana two female servants, good seamstresses, &c. of unexcep-
tionable character-one to understand cutting out and making
ordinary clothing, &c. These servants are wanted for the gen-
tinemaon n'sl n isea and win h a b ae asnm mfrtnhlr nrinAd frn as in


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RIPLEY'S NOTES OF TJB'E FOtJA GOS-
PELS, with notes, chiefly explanatory, designed for
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family instruction ; two volumes in one, containing Matthew
and Mark. Just received and for-sale at W. M. MORRISON'S
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oct 21 [Globe]
SUPERIOR PIANO FORTE.--Received this da -
by the brig Wankinco from Boiton, one of Chipkeri.fg
best Rosewood Piano Fortes, which may be had at Stationers
Hall at the manufacturer'S price.
june 25 Ad) W. PISCHER.
A THENIA OF DAMASCUS, a Tragedy, by Rufui
Dawes.
BIANCA VISCONTI, or the Heart Overtasked, by N. P.
Just published, and for sale between 9th and l0thb atreet ,
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Farms, situated in Alexandria county, D. C. a short di#-
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West, which I am authorized to dispose of on moderate terms.
I will also rent, for sae or more years, a productiveF ar, ly-
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road, containing 260 acres.
Application to be made at my office, on 6th street. ,
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HARLES LAMB'S WORKS, to which are pre-
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The Works of Hannah More, first complete American edi-
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Also, the Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Mrs. *
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THE LITERARY SOUVENIR, edited by Wm. E. Burton,
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work may be seen. oct 8
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the Patent Laws of the United States, and the insolvent act of
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FLORIDA.

The following letter to the Editor was not
written with the least idea of its publication,
or with the knowledge that he, to whom it was
addressed, was. editor of the Register. But as
it furnishes later intelligence from the immedi-
ate point where WAR or PEACE was to be deci-
ded upon, and contains a faithful and practical
illustration of the FLORIDA WAR, as far as it
goes, we offer that alone as our apology for in-
serting it, having omitted several paragraphs,
however.-National Register.
.FORT LAUDERDALE, OCT. 5, 1839.
Chitte Tuskenuggee, some time back, said to us, "I am
now sitting by'the great water spread before us, and in its
presence I say 'I shall stand by my word at Fort King, if
all my people abandon me to myself.", "I shall never
again raise my hand against- the white man," said Sam
Jones," for I am old now, and what can an old man like
me do." Yet the other day, when two soldiers and the
interpreter visited their camp, Sam Jones's son Sponge, and
Chitte's younger brother Ochee Hadjo, were the first who
fired upon them. I will detail to you a few of the circum-
stances connected with this rupture of the last hope of
peace.
On the 7th of September Col. HARNEY delivered his last
talk to the Indians here, demanding life for life i They
required four days to consider upon it. At the end of four
days, Chitte Tuskenuggee and Plyhelattah came in and
delivered their reply. Sam Jones would have come with
them but he was drunk. They required thirty-three sticks
[days] to collect all the Indians around our post, at which
'period Wild Cat would also be here, and all the peaceable
lndis, and they would then all concert measures against
Cofarney anl Uapt. -Mabyo-lrving-TeparLeu, ,V ",1i
awaited here patiently the end -of the thirty-three days.
Meanwhile the Indians continued to visit us daily-say-
ing that they had a great camp up the river, where their
numbers wes were constantly increasing. On the 26th, Lieut.
Davis, of the navy, erected a flag-staff on the beach. Du-
ring the evening, after dusk, Chitte and two or three war-
riors came down in their canoes to visit us. We sat at the
foot of the flag-staff, and there chatted and enjoyed the
evening breeze and the sight of the surrounding surf.
Chitte said they all intended, to-morrow night, to have
a ball dance up at their camp; but on the next night night after
there would be a still greater one. "Sam Jones," he said,
had gone over to see after the hostile Indians, and was
'expected back shortly." He was going to remain in camp
with us during the night, and wished to give us a slight
dance in our camp. Accordingly he, with his half dozen
warriors, gave us a dance, during which, much to his as-
tonishment, a rocket was sent up into the dark sky. They
continued their dance as if nothing was occurring ;Chitte
himself, 'however, stepped out and stood regarding it akim
bo. Another rocket was then sent up, and then a blue
light-afterwards a brass four-pounder discharged; and as
it grewlate I retired to bed,- and shortly after our camp was
all quiet. After midnight we were awakened by a war
whoop, but the excited youth was quickly secured -by his
Indian comrades, who tied his hands'behind him and hush-
ed him up. When a warrior gives the war whoop, he is
considered as delivered over to the furies, and is about to
commit any freak of hostile feeling. Next day they re-
peated their invitation to all the officers to visit their camp.
During the day I told the interpreter to hold himself in
readiness to canoeeme up to the grand ball-dance, of course,
if permitted. During the day Chitte appeared to be in fine
spirits, laughing and talking. In the evening, at dusk,
George, ,the interpreter, and two soldiers were sent up with
a gallon of whiskey, and to say that the officers would not
come that evening. It was let optional with them togo or
not, but no one entertained suspicions of their intentions.
Ten-eleven--twelve o'clock came, and neither returned
to camp, although they had been ordered to be back' early.
Meanwhile I supposed they had become intoxicated, or
had been persuaded to remain till morning, or that time
flew faster than they were aware of in their enjoyments,
aid therefore I went to bed. At four, Lieut. Tompkins
became extremely uneasy-Lieut. Davis proffered his boat,
atnd at fin they both went ,up the river. p Approaching the
spot of the Indian-camp, they could perceive no indication
of a fire or of human presence. "l Here," "come here,"
her. I am," moaned a voice from the dark-shaded bank.
On rowing thither, soldier Hopkins was discovered in the
Water, wheoe'he had concealed himself. "I am wounded,"
said he, "and they have killed George and Boyce?' The
.boa hasten back' to camp. Hopkins estimated their
number at 300 warriors; (much too high probably.) He
lingered six bourn, and then dird. The ball had passed
flom the'pit of his stomach through the abdomen, and lodg-
ed at his left hip, about an inch deep, whence it was ex-
tracted. On the 28th, the day of his death, we followed
"him, arrived at his grave,, and listened to the funeral ser-
vice from te e Sergeant-and the" dust to dust,"an and at the
end of the third farewell, discharged; the flag, which had
hang at half mast, again ascended to the peak.
At breakfast, tn expedition up the narrow river to reco-
ver the bodies lost was suggested-but Lieutenant Tomp-
kms considered It as yet imprudent. Lieutenant Sloan
volunteered to go with three marines; Lieutenant Davis
replied,"if any went out, he was the one to go. When not-
lamenting the fate of a dying soldier, or paying the last tri-
bute to his remains, we were all day speculating upon the
tragedy of the past evening. Hopkins had partially led us
to believe that the most friendly warriors were massacred.
1 ascended the flag staff and saw a crow careering in the
sky above the scene. Possibly Chitte was deluded by his
own people, arnd they had killed him. Possibly he had
been awed into paseivenese. Possibly he was one of the
actors. No previous incident could be recalled to, assure
uas of any treachery on his part; he had partaken so libe-
jally of the white man's favors, or bribery, if they would so
construe it. EHush f was that a distant halloo I It must
hawv been an'owl'or some bird. I heard that cry again,"
said another voice, shortly after. But nothing certain could
be detected, wad our commander thought it far more dis-


creet to keep. the men .concentrated in camp. During the
- night eft he 28th we were all or/the alert, slept, as before the
peace, with our arms at our side, and ears open. On the
'29th the question' was repeated-" Didn't you hear a dis-
tant crjy 1' It could not be again detected. If there had
been a ha loo, it might have come from some refugee
friendly Indian," thought Davis-but still all was uncer-
tin. At 9 o'clock a soldier remarked, What a large al-
ligator is that yonde' V" Let me have the glass to see
it said the' orporal. It, looks like a man-and an
alligator' too, near it." "The soldier's dead body," called
out another. A boat was sent out for it. Boyce's body
is floating down the river," went trom mouth to mouth,
and Lieutenant Davis hastened to recover it. A cry came
instantly after from the other side of the thick mangrove
, swanip, -and the naked eye could discern, in relief, from its
vaegated thickets, the formt of a black man. George is
alivrhl" I hastened into another boat, and, with the Ser-
geaatiud Lieutenant Sloan, crossed over immediately and
took him in. He was without a-wound, but exhausted
with excessive fatigue and long peril, and I listened with
rapt attention to Iis details, which' we got in more con-
medted form .on bringing him back to camp. Boyce's body
wa_ taken up and found without a woun He was drown-
ed either by fatigue, by the grass, or by fright-his head
and neck swollen with blood, and blutsh purple in color.
At 12 o'clock we' followed his body to its grave with the
fuqetal march, and, standing armed, listened again to the
am the resurrection and-he life." All our feelings as-
sumed the seriousness of tragedy; and the liability of an
attack, or of a treacherous murder, was considered as again
more imminent to each life. No one felt as if'he might not
be clandestinely scalped.
On the 30th, all hands were employed in contracting the
Opened pickets, so as to form a perfect rectangular enclo-
sure, wfth a block-house at three of its angles; the three
guns were placed in order to sweep the most assailable
points,'and all were left in a state of precaution and alert-
ness. George said that he had no suspicion of any treach-
ery when he went up in the canoe with the two soldiers.
He landed just beTow te old picket, shook hands with-
some of the Indians, and asked, Where is Tuskenug-
gee 1" Go up yonder to that fire." As he passed by the
picket he saw it filled with Indians stark naked, whisper-
ina and chatting. all armed, and no women. and as he was


kins and George both represent l ole oods as light-
ed up and rolling with a semi-circular f-l hey continu-
ed it afterwards at random into the river, so as to insure
their deaths. George, like an old Indian, swam up the
river instead of down, and, reaching a projecting branch on
its margin, a short way above, waited hour after hour with
his nose only above the water. The Indian canoes were
paddling in every direction. He heard Sam Jones's voice
crying out, * He heard Tuskenuggee say,
" That canoe of their's, it's just what I wanted." I told
you," said Tiger, that you ought to have put me on the
other side of the river, then we would have had them."
" Why didn't you all wait," said Tuskenuggee, "till we
got them clear up into the camp; we might then have
sliced them up to our taste." For two hours one or two
canoes were employed in ferrying them over now to the
south bank; some ascended the river, and many, he could
not tell how many, strolled away from the picket to the
north and northeast. George still was afraid to move.
Presently Chitte came along, with Tiger and one or two
squaws, who had remained on the field with them till the
rest were gone. The squaws were chatting and laughing.
George trembled for his fate; the canoe approached him ;
he felt its ripple; its paddle passed an inch or two from his
nose. One of the laughing squaws remarked, as she was
passing, I think that interpreter is dead-for he fell side-
ways into the river as if he was wounded ;" and appeared
to be delighted at his fate-" he was so swongo," (proud,)
said she.
Tiger and Tuskenuggee only went up a short distance
to the other side, and made a small fire. When Davis and
Tompkins went for Hopkins, they and the last Indian
within his hearing were gone. He heard their oars, but so
indistinctly that he still thought they were Indians.
" Well, oh my Lord, this place will not do for me," said
George-so he swam just before daybreak one hundred
yards or so up the river, to a thicket of high grass, whose
extent afforded some further security. Her e remained
for two or three hours after daybreak-perceiving by hear-
ing and sight no Indian-yet he feared to stir a step. He
p ow-drad red himself for three hours like a terrapin up the
long gully which forms the bed of the long saw-grass, un-
til he got due north from the picket and at its termination.
He then pulled himself. tremblingly and hastily through
the palmettos of the pine barrens, for one or two hundred
yards, till he reached the next gully of high grass. Dread-'
ing detection every instant, he turned his eyes tolook, and
saw at a considerable distance an Indian making after him
at full speed. George plunged into the deepest part of the
intricate gully, fled as fast as he could until it became
more and more intricate, and heard the Indian coming
" like wild cattle after him." Oh my God, what shall
I do?" He dodged at right angles to his line of flight,
and raising his head above the water saw the Indian off of
his track. Pursuing this course three or four times, he
eluded him until he came to a rivulet; this he swam, and
got now into the mangrove swamp; through this he pulled
and pulled, on all-fours, impeded at every inch by bushes,
briarss,pits, knots, roots, stumps, vines, branches, &c. &c.
climbing, twisting, turning hanging, sinking, &c. till he
reached another rivulet. Here he rested. The alligators
were too thick. He dragged himself up a branch, the
water dripping from his clothes ; the mosquitoes allowed
him no sleep-and here he remained all the second night.
He hallooed, however, when he first arrived there, as he
heard the hammers of our camp borne to him by the breeze,
but the noise of the surf drowns all noise for us coming
from up the river. The Indian wants to kill me- the
white man does not care for me," thought George, after
hallooing for a long time in vain. Changing his position
slightly, in case the Indian might have heard him, he now
lounged away the night with the mosquitoes. At day-
break, looking up, he saw two moccasin snakes hanging
over his head. I don't mind you," said he, and, hearing
the oars of a boat at daybreak, he hallooed again and
again-but their sound died away, and he almost gave him-
self up to despair. Well, said he,if I stay here, these In-
dians will scalp me, and I'd rather the alligators to catch me
than that they should. The dark rivulet was literally
black with them. He saw one or two right in his path.
Looking to the right was a monstrous large one, and on
the left several with their flat mouths crunching some kind
of water reeds. He tied his jacket sleeves around his body
to bear his arms, and putting the handle of his belt-knife
in his mouth, plunged in, and landed on the opposite side-
one alligator immediately on his right, and another on his
left. He then re-commenced his labor, and by 10 o'clock,
having threaded the rest of the mangrove swamp, and
crossed, in all, four black alligator rivulets, he reached our
sight. Oh, how glad I was to cross over to bring him
back. Oh God !" said he, "you would not believe what
I have passed through." He remained exhausted and sick
for two days, and is now again well as ever, without a
wound. He thinks the Indians will depose or despise
Chitte for not having rot having got a single scalp. He thinks they
had two hundred or two hundred and fifty warriors up
there; and "if you ever catch Chitte, gentlemen, you must
give him to me, for I don't think you can keep my hands
off from shooting him." On the 28th, early, two soldiers
and two sailors were despatched express, per sail boat, to
KeyBiscayne, to put them on their guard there; and from
Lieut. Davis to order up Lieut. Handy, of the Navy, who
arrived here the next morning.
We have been utterly blocked up by the weather for
two weeks, and I know not how long it will yet continue.
I wrote a letter for George, the interpreter, this morning to
his master, and would give it to you verbatim, but it is too
long. The first Indians who fired the other day were Ar-
piueka's son, who some time back received me seemingly
more cordially in their camp than did any other one of the
Indians, and Chitte's brother, Ochee Hadjo. The man
who pursued George so inveterately was the old fellow
whose sick daughter I had visited in his own camp; at
that time he had but little friendly feelings for us. Chitte
Hadjo was also, no doubt, one of the main actors-a hand-
some Greek stature of a man, and who was my guide to
his camp.
OCTOBER 7,1839.-Nothing new-occasionally a noctur-
nal startle amid the hurly of the rain and wind. Drench-
ing torrents and high wind from the east since the first,
and the whole coast, north and south, whitened with the


foam, breaking and rolling sixty feet over the sandy shore.
They keep a constant roar, and if any unfortunate vessel
is wrecked on the coast, its fate is pitiable, and its crew meet
almost a certain cruel fate. The billows look grand, and
the sea rages with the storm. Two vessels glimimered in
the mist off here to-day-struggle hard, sailors, for if these
breakers catch you, you are gone. The coast is generally
lined with a parallel shoal, one-quarter of a mile off from
shore, where another line of white foam forms, and all be-
tween the two linesis boiling white.

CHINA & EARTVHENWARE.-HUGH SMITH
& CO. have imported by ships Pioneer and Potomac,
just arrived from Liverpool, 266 crates and hogsheads China,
Glass, and Earthenware. These, with their large stock on hand,
make their assortment very complete. They are offered for
sale, wholesale and retail, on fair and moderate terms.
Dinner sets, white, blue, dove, &c., Stone China, Gran-
ite China, &e. &c.
India China dinner sets, or any article separately
Rich gilt and plain English and French China Tea sets
in every variety
Common Ware, a very large supply
Glass Ware, cut, plain, and pressed
Best English Britannia Tea sets
Best English plated and silver mounted Castors
Hall, wall, shop, and reading Lamps
Toilet seti in handsome variety
Window Glass of all sizes
Pipes in boxes
Stone Ware of an excellent quality
Pint and quart Wine bottles
Merchants and housekeepers are invited to call and examine
stock, ware, and prices.
Alexandria. [Poto. Adv. 2awlm I sept 21-d2mif
FINE SATINETTS & KENTUCKY JEANS.
Just received at ALLEN'S-- -
20 pieces fine black, blue, and cadet-gray Cassinets
20 do Kerseys, Linseys, and Green Baize'
Rose Blankets, Quilts, and Flannels
50 pieces American and English Calicoes
20 do best apron Checks, from 12t to 25 cents
100 do bleached and unbleached Cottons
30 do Bed-tickings and Furniture Plaids
Russia Sheeting, Diapers .
German rolls and crash for Towelling.
With a great variety of other articles too tedious to4nention.
nov 12-3t J. & G. F. ALLEN.
__ A w A _


MR. LEGARE'S SPEECH.

The copy from which we printed, some days ago, the
extract from Mr. LEGARE'S speech at New York, was, we
discover, disfigured by so many typographical inaccuracies
as not only to impair many of its beauties, but in some pas-
sages entirely to destroy the sense. We think it due both
to Mr. L. and to the cause which he so eloquently advo-
cated, to republish the speech in a correct form, as follows:
Mr. LEGARE had said that the two great leading expe-
dients of the Administration to bolster up its power were
WAR AND SPOILS; and, after having dwelt upon the
divisions attempted to be created between the different
classes of society, as falling under the former head, he pro-
ceeded to speak of the effect of the latter as follows:
He said he would venture to make a bold assertion-he
would affirm that there was nowhere to be found in the
annals of political corruption and downfall-not even in
the Italy of the 15th and 16th centuries, proverbially infa-
mous for the praises which a Machiavel bestowed upon
the crimes a Borgia perpetrated-a sentence more replete
with cold-blooded, remorseless, audacious acobinism-more
steeped in cynical and shameless profligacy-more utterly
inconsistent with the dignity of Governments, and all the
great ends of civil society, than that which had been ascribed
to a gentleman who had once played a conspicuous part in
the politics of this State, and would do so again unless the
good cause should triumph at the approaching election, and
that in spite of all lamentations here or elsewhere:" he
meant the saying that the offices of the country were spoils of
victory-interpreted as that saying had been by the prac-
tice of the Government.
He did not mean, he said, to impute to the author of that
atrocious sentiment the moral depravity that would be im-
plied in a perfect consciousness of the whole extent of its
mischievousness. He was willing to believe that he utter-
ed it with levity-a very criminal levity, however, and
such as does more to reconcile men's minds to great of-
fences against morality and law, than the gravest lessons
of wickedness. He had nothing to do with the individ-
ual ; he spoke of the words, which were in every body's
mouth, and which had become the formula and the plea
of the most immoral and demoralizing practice that had
ever prevailed in any country pretending to have the least
respect for its institutions. And he repeated that in no
collection of the maxims of systematized libertinism, in no
record of the sayings and doings of those bold, bad men,
who had, from the beginning of the world up to the pre-
sent moment, been allowed, in God'a inscrutable provi-
dence, to mislead and sport with and trample upon the
human species as if they were the predestined dupes and
bond-slaves of usurpation and imposture, was there to be
met with a sentence more perverse in principle, more pro-
fligate in character, more pernicious in tendency, more en-
tirely at war with every notion of good government, or any
semblance of social order, than that which treated the of-
fices, the dignities, the powers, the high and holy trusts of
a great nation, as so much plunder to belfought for and dis-
tributed in the strife of unprincipled factions, like the boo-
ty of a camp of Tartatars, or a prize made by a gang of pi-
rates. When Fouche, (for, said he, it was Fouch6, and
not Talleyrand-give the devil his due!) in reply to some
good, simple-hearted man, who had spoken of the murder
of the Duke d'Enghien as a crime, said, "it was worse-
it was a blunder," Europe, corrupt and profligate as we
think it is, stood aghast, or affected (and that was some-
thing) to stand aghast, at the infernal irony-the diaboli-
cal sang froid of the phrase. And certainly he was not
disposed to say any thing to mitigate the horror it inspir-
ed. He had no doubt that, if one were painting an ideal of
Machiavelism, it was just such a phrase as would be put
into the mouth of the hero. But looking at its tendency-
trying it by the test of utility, in the long run it was inno.
cence itself compared with the maxim in question.
It was far more calculated to shock than to seduce. Mur-
der had no charms; there were terrors that scared the
boldest from doing it; there were furies that agitated the
most remorseless that had done it. Above all, it was not
apt, except in times of frenzy, to become epidemic and po-
pular. A nation of assassins had been. reckoned among
the curiosities of history, and nobody could have thought
a recurrence of such a thing possible, had it not been for
what the French convention had done. But the sentiment
he referred to had the signal demerit of being fatally prac-
tical. It addressed itself to all the ruling passions of men ;
to avarice, to ambition, to pride, to vanity, to that great
master-vice, the source of so many others, mere indolence,
and love of ease. It served naturally to rally a party, or
rather a faction, and to throw the lead of it into the hands.
of the most unscrupulous and reckless men. And, as if
to leave no doubt of the quo animo of this abominable
maxim, what had they heard in the very hall of the Senate,
that most exalted and privileged body, composed of but
fifty-two men out of sixteen millions-that more than Ro-
man Senate, as in theory at least t least it is-almost a Congress
of ambassadors, representing the majesty of sovereign
States There,--even there they had seen the doctrine
pushed to still more licentious consequences, and heard it
almost openly avowed that the men thus rewarded with
" the spoils" for past services were expected to retain them
by future ones, in violating the freedom of elections, and
sedulously corrupting the morality of our people!
Now, (said Mr. LEGARE,) what, in the name of common
sense, are you to expect from functionaries appointed on
such principles and such conditions? What but the very
things that are every day becoming more and more dis-
gracefully familiar ? Do you wonder that men chosen for
their appetite for plunder-as you yourselves call it-and
their skill in obtaining it, should exercise their talents as
plunderers at your expense, when you give them the means
of doing so ? Have you any right to complain that when
in office they act up to the principles for which you re-
warded them with office? Accordingly the Administra-
tion showed, by the shape which they gave to their favorite
measure at the last session, that they counted as little on
the honesty of their nominees as the Public have reason to
do. By one of those bold-not to say impudent-incon-
sistencies of which, on all subjects, they are habitually
guilty, not only with impunity, but almost without censure


as without apology, in that very bill,* bottomed on the as-
sumption that the public moneys would be safer in the
hands of their public officers than in the keeping of the
banks, and after a world of argument and statistics to prove
it, they inserted a clause intended to introduce a little of
what the President in his Message called severe and sal-
utary" legislation, just to remind those trustworthy patri-
ots of the only security the Government has to depend on
in regard to them To prove their entire confidence in
the agents they recommend to our choice, they enlarge the
penal code; and when they. build a safe or a sub-treasury
to keep their moneys, they erect by the side of it a peniten-
tiary to keep the keepers !
[This passage having occasioned loud applause and
laughter,. Mr. LEGARE went on to say:]
But, gentlemen, to treat a subject so serious in a manner
more suitable to its gravity and importance: The idea of
republican government in its purity and perfection is, that
it is the best possible scheme of distributfie justice-that
it is the equallest, the justest, and the noblest" of all
forms, because merit is sure of its reward under it; because
talent, and integrity, and zeal for the public service, how-
ever unaided by patronage or cabal, never fail to make their
way to distinction, and to impress upon the character of
the whole community the dignity and the elevation that
belong to them. But what is the practice of our rulers,
under the execrable system of which I am speaking ? To
talk of merit, however extraordinary, is considered as mere
raving-to recommend a man to any branch of the public
service only on account of his pre-eminent fitness for it, is
to make your simplicity a subject of derision at court. This
is literally exact. The question is, what-have you done
to help the cause at an election ?" That is the whole duty
of a patriot. The language which the candidate holds to
him who represents the majesty of the people, and is cloth-
ed in the awful attribute of supreme power, under the im-
mense responsibility it imposes, is something like this: I
led ten men to the polls, I must be a tide-waiter," says A.
" I led up a hundred," says B, "I demand a high place in
the custom-house." And I," says C, "caused many
hundreds to perjure themselves-to ktain their souls with
crime against God and man." Be thou a justice!" cries
the eager Executive-" and go on in well-doing."
Mr. LEOARE said he might push this subject a good deal
further, and show the moral havoc which such a principle
would necessarily work in society, but he turned away
with shame and disgust from the revolting theme. But


respondence that had ever been printed between the head
of the Treasury and some of his defaulters in office? Will
you be so good as to resign," says the Secretary in his
most inoffensive manner. Faith, but I will not !" says
the sturdy demagogue. Then, give up the public mo-
ney 7" I won't do that either, and beware how you touch
me-we are strong, and we can shake your administration
about your ears."
This had not been confined to obscure persons and to
distant places. In the city of Washington itself-in the
face of the whole nation-a scene had occurred which had
attracted little attention, because (he supposed) such things
are becoming mere matters of course. He meant what had
taken place on the appointment of that very worthy gentle-
man, Mr. Muhlenberg, to the place which he now holds
of Minister at Vienna. The present Collector of Philadel-
phia, Mr. Wolf, was at that time filling the highly respon-
sible and respectable office of Comptroller of the Treasury
at the seat of Government. He had been a rival candidate
with Mr. Muhlenberg for the place of Governor of Penn-
sylvania. When, therefore, the appointment of that gen-
tleman to Austria was announced, in the true spirit of a
systern which teaches every popular leader of the day to
-regard the country and its Government as his property-as
mere spoils-this gentleman is said to have regarded the
nomination of his late competitor to something higher than
his own place as injustice to himself. He accordingly re-
sented it in the proper spirit. He threw up his commission
of Comptroller in disgust, and was ready to retire to the
bosom of that People who, he seemed to think, would be
sure to make common cause with him for such a personal
wrong, although neither he nor they had any other fault to
find with the Administration, being then, as they now are,
its most devoted supporters. Well, what was the course
of the Executive ? Did he say to the man whose conduct
was so flagrant an offence to the dignity of the country-
who had dared, on a personal ground of that kind, to in-
fringe the liberty of the Executive itself in the exercise of
its most undoubted prerogative for a high national purpose
-did the President tell him, in that language of lofty and
severe because well-merited rebuke which such a prepos-
terous pretension on the part of any citizen of this country
ought to call down upon his head," Go! begone! if there
were no other reason for dismissing you, this is enough ;
go, and see whether the People of Pennsylvania are ready
to make your imaginary private griefs a ground of public
war. I shall defend the honor ot the Government and ful-
fil the duties of my station at every hazard." No, gentle-
men, you know it was not so; you have all heard that Mr.
Wolf's demands were treated as quite reasonable, and that
he is now the successor as Collector of Philadelphia of his
own successor as Comptroller of the Treasury. If this is
not history, let it be denied; ifit it is, what will posterity say
of it, and how can the People of this country-how can
you bear it ?

CHARLES L. WOODBURY,
Attorney at Law,
Office on F street, near the New Treasury Building.
oct 25- wlm
JAMES J. DICKINS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Has removed his office to Pennsylvania Avenue, a few doors
west of the City Post Office. oct 30-c&d3m
A CARD.-WALTER CLARKE, forced by the necessi-
ty of the times to make some alteration in the manner of
conducting his extensive Boot and Shoe establishment, situated
between Eighth and Ninth streets, next door to J. L. Peabody's
drug store, would respectfully inform the Public, at the same
time having the greatest confidence in their honesty, that he
has determined to conduct his business for the future entirely
on the cash system. Therefore, he would earnestly request
those indebted to the establishment to call and settle their ac-
counts as soon as possible. Those neglecting to do so within a
reasonable time are informed that their accounts will be given
into the hands of a collector, with power to enforce payment.
Mr. CLARKE keeps constantly on hand an extensive assortment
of men's, women's, and children's Boots and Shoes, of every
description, of his own manufacture ; as also a great variety of
the same from the Easterr and Philadelphia manufactories, to.
which he would respectfully call the attention of the Public, as
he in determined to sell low for cash.
nov 14-3t [Globe]
C CONCLUSION" OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
The 19th and 20th numbers, and also the complete work
in book form, this day received by
nov 14 P. TAYLOR.
NTICHOLAS NICKLEBY Nos. 19 and 20. Also,
NL complete in one volume.
Also, the Memoirs by Count Dumas of his own time, includ-
ing the Revolution, the Empire, and the Restoration, in 2 vols.,
just published and for sale at W. M. MORRISON'S Book and
Stationery Store, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel. nov 14
B RIDGEWATER TREATISES, last edition, con-
taining, in 2 large octavo volumes, price $3 75-
The Adaptation of External Nature to the physical Condi-
tion of Man, by John Kidd ;
Whewell's Astronomy and General Physics, considered with
reference to Natural Theology ;
Sir Charles Bell on the Hand, its mechanism and vital en-
dowments as evincing design ;
Rev. Thomas Chalmers on the Power, Wisdom, and Good-
ness of God, as manifested in the adaptation of External Nature
to the Moral and Intellectual Nature of Men ;
Prout on Chemistry, Meteorology, &c., with reference to Na-
tural Theology.
nov 13 F. TAYLOR.
F MAHIAN, publisher of the Philadelphia and London
Fashions, and Protractor System of Garment Cutting,
has arrived in this c ity, and may be seen for a few days at
Brown's Hotel. nov 12-3t
GENTEEL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.
X &c. at Auction.-On Monday next, 18th instant, at
half past 10 o'clock A. M., at the dwelling house of W. D.
Porter, Esq. on C between 4j and 6th streets, I shall sell, with-
out reserve, all the genteel and well-kept furniture, con-
sisting of--
Elegant mahogany Centre, Dining, Breakfast andCa'rd Tables
I pair superb Pier Tables, with marble tops
Splendid mahogany Sideboards, mahogany Warbrobe
Rich hair-seat Sofa, superior Brussels and Ingrain Carpets
Very splendid Chassaux Glass, Pier and Mantel Glasses


Lounges, parlor and chamber Chairs, Settees
Fine Feather Beds and Matresses, Bedsteads
Dressing and other Bureaus
Fine cut Decanters, Tumblers, and Wine Glasses
Beautiful China Tea Sett, handsome Dinner Sett
Splendid settsof Silver-edge Castors, Coffee Urns and Salvers
Cake Warmers, elegant Venetian Blinds, Fire Screens
Fine Shovel and Tongs, brass Andirons and Fenders, &c.
Also, an excellent assortment of Kitchen Utensils
A very superior Cooking Stove
Preserves, consisting of Currants, Strawberries, Raspberries,
Quinces, &c.
Also, jars of Pickles, consisting of common and burr Cu-
cumbers, Grapes, Tomatoes, Brandy Peaches, &c.
All of which have been put up with great care, for the use of
the'family.
Also, one good Milch Cow.
TERMS : All sums of $25 and under, cash ; all sums above
.$25 and less than 8100, 60 days; over $100, 90 days; with ap-
proved endorsed notes.


S nov 12


JOHN A.'BLAKK,
Auctioneer.


OR RENT.-The above Dwelling House will be for
k rent immediately after the sale. It is a large three story
brick tenement, thoroughly finished from basement to attic,
and is situated in one of the best neighborhoods in the city.
There is a large back yard, with a first-rate Milk-house, Stables,
and other out buildings. Terms, favorable.
ALSO, FOR HIRE.-A good Man and Woman servants.
For further particulars inquire of JOHN A. BLAKE,
nov 12 Auctioneer.
THE SUBSCRIBER respectfully informs Members
of Congress and other gentlemen that will visit Wash-
ington the ensuing season, that he has taken great pains during
the past summer to procure a large and extensive stock of
Wines, Brandies, &c.; and a large part of which has been pur-
chased in the Northern cities from 25 to 50 per cent. less than
the importation cost, and will be sold accordingly low. I deem
it unnecessary to give my assortment in detail, but almost every
article usually kept in wine stores can be packed and sent with
the shortest notice.
nov 13-3t [Glo] EDW. SIMMS.
FOR SALE, a well-built, fashionable BUGGY, nearly
new, and in complete repair, equipped with harness for
one or two horses. It may be seen at the shop of Haslup &
Weeden, corner of 13th street and Pennsylvania avenue.
nov 13-dtf
OYD'S HOTEL, Kiig Street, Charleston,
.. f. f..t '_ i_ r + I,-- .-


TI7 E CANAL 6AT. I
BY WM. E. BURTON.

FROM THE LITERARY SOUVENIR FOR 1840.
Reader are you a traveller 1
I do not allude to a few hours' transit between the chief
cities of the northern States, in a well appointed steamboat
or a cushion-seated, stove-warmed railroad car, with suffi-
ciency of opportunity afforded for obtaining regular meals.
I speak of travelling, not of pleasure jaunts or business
trips.
Have you ever crossed the Atlantic in a short-handed,
ill-founded, crazy brigantine? have you descended the
Mississippi in a broadhorn, or ascended the Ottawa in a
batteau manned by Canadian voyagers? have you en-
countered an "ox-eye" off the Cape of Good Hope 7 have
you traversed the Pampas of La Plata, or battled with a
sand-spout on the banks of the Ucayale 1 have you ever
topped Mont Blanc, or the Cordilleras,.or the Himalaya
mountains? have you wintered in an Esquimaux hut, or
summered in a Florida swamp? have you been bug-bitten
at a London inn, flea-bitten at a Parisian hotel, mosquito-
bitten at Algiers ,or chige-bitten in Patagonia ? have you
felt the breaking-up of the monsoons in the Indian ocean,
the lungs-compressing khamseen of the Persian gulf, the
withering harmattan in the interior of Africa, or the hot
simoom on the borders of Arabia? have you ever journey-
ed over a corduroy road in a Kalamazoo stage coach ? and,
to give the climax, have you ever travelled in a packet-boat
on the New York or Pennsylvania canals?
You indignantly repel the insinuation I am aware that
such a means of progress is now voted slow and low and low, but
before the general use of steam, the canal boat was a choice
infliction upon wayfarers. I have journeyed many a weary
mile in the long coffin-shaped floats, and as they are almost
among the things that were, I shall record my experiences
for the benefit of the next generation.
Let us imagine ourselves aboard a crack boat, on either
canal; a machine from eight to ten feet in width, and be-
tween sixty and seventy feet in length. You can almost
stand upright in the cabin, which extends about four-fifths
of the length of the boat. Settees or cushioned seats run
round the sides of the cabin, and a liquor bar, a kitchen,
and the sleeping apartments of the captain and the mate
occupy the sternmost portion of the remaining space. The
extra hand, or spare driver, sleeps in the kitchen aith the
male cook. A portion of the forward part of the boat is
divided off by a curtain, and is supposed, in courtesy, to be
the ladies' cabin.
The bridges across the whole lines of the canals are
built with the most exact regard to the minimum height of
the decks of the boats passing underneath. This close-
fitting proceeding compels the passengers who are brave
enough to walk the deck, or cabin roof, to bob down one
half their persons whenever the helmsman calls bridge."
This is an amusement of considerable interest, varied oc-
casionally by the absolute necessity of dumping your whole
carcass flat upon the deck wherever a democratic farmer
has built his pons asinorum a foot or two lower than the
usual standard, as if resolved to abridge the pride of the
stiff-necked.
The captain of a canal-boat is generally a down-easter,
and, like other captains, occasionally accommodating, but
most frequently very surly. He has an immense idea of
his own authority, and loves to show his power over the
passengers and the drivers, although he is hail-fellow
well met" with the locksmen and storekeepers by the canal
side. I have seen a captain mad with rage because an un-
fortunate homo sat down at the dinner table before the bell
had been rung, or his mightiness had taken his seat.
,The drivers, helmsmen, and boat-hands are an amphibi-
ous race, delighting in pea-jackets, surliness, and strong
cigars. The cooks, like all other floating black cuisiniers,
are universally the ugliest specimens of niggerosity extant.
I never saw one, on ocean, river, or an, river, or canal, who was not as
frightful as a half-shaved and bilious baboon-and in all
canal craft, the cunning of the simeous tribe must be ex-
erted to be able to cook a dinnerinner in the small space devoted
to the culinary arrangements. I ,have seen one hundred
persons fed, aboard a canal-boat, wherein the whole cuisine
was not much bigger than one of the boilers in a hotel
kitchen, and yet we were provided with the necessary
joints of meat, exceedingly well cooked, with the custom-
ary vegetables and attendant tarts. *
The uniform and easy motion of the canal-boat general-
ly sends one-half of the passengers to sleep within a few
minutes of the removal of the dinner-cloth. The ladies re-
tire behind the curtain dividing their cabin from the gen-
tlemen's room, and the male nappers steal forty winks up-
on the side seats or cushions on the locker's tops, despite
the printed injunctions to the contrary which hang upon
the cabin's side. Some few begin to read, but eventually
drop asleep over their books, and nod in mandarin solemni-
ty from opposite sides, or lean their cheeks upon their
hands," and dose deceitfully till awakened by their own
deep snore. Dullness reigns supreme-occasionally dis-
turbed by the tread of the smokers on the cabin top, who
are prevented from sleeping by the nips of their naughti-
nesses the mosquitoes, and the necessity of noticing the
constant recurrence of the bridge nuisance, with the un-
avoidable bending and bobbing of the body.
The supper table cleared, the chequer-boaed'is in requi-
sition, and a crowd hangs over the adversaries, and par-
takes of.the interest of the game. Occasionally, a wan-
dering gambler exhibits pack of cards, and proposes a
harmless game at poker, or a cut-in at loo. This nuisance
is rather scarce aboard the canal-boats, and appears only
when the gamblers are actual passengers-the sporting fra-
ternity never resort to such places in pursuit of their prey,
although such practices are habitual aboard the Western
steamboats.
." How are we all to find sleeping room aboard this little
boat ?" I agreed with the speaker, a young man of inex-
perienced manner, and regarded the proceedings of the
captain and his attendant nigger with some attention,
while they fixed the berths and arranged the order and
location of the sleepers. The first name upon the way-bill
has the first choice of beds-if a strip of canvass, scarcely
six feet long, and barely two feet wide, with a mattress
half an inch thick, and one coverlet, deserves the name of
a bed. The locker seat forms the lower berth; lines are


suspended from the cabin ceiling, attached to hooks that
seem hardly strong enough to hold a bird-cage; to'these
cords are affixed two rows of berths, hooked on the inner
side to some pegs in the cabin wall or partition, about
eighteen inches apart from each other. Three persons are
thus compelled to lie on shelves within the altitude of four
feet, for no boat exceeds six feet in height, and the locker
or cabin seat is at least a foot and a half from the ground,
and the upper passenger must have six inches between his'
nose and the roof of the boat. This calculation is beyond'
the usual average of space.
I have seen upwards of one hundred human beings com-
pelled to pig together in one of these canal-boats, when the
accommodations provided were but for forty persons. Mat-
tresses were spread upon tables and stools; and coverlets
and blankets, placed upon the floor, received the willing
incumbents.
A decent man feels disgust at the idea of being compel-
ledd to sleep in a low, close cabin, with a triple corpuscular
row suspended on each side, and the floor strewed with
snoozers-all of them, in the midst of the dog days, breath-
ing the same air over and over again. But, while travel-
ling, you feel jaded, fatigued, and blazed, and imagine
that you must sleep. With considerable difficulty, you
get into your berth-an action more perplexing than pleas-
ing, particularly if you are compelled to a middle or a gar-
ret station. Your fellow-voyagers begin to snore around
you ; and just as you are coaxing your senses into a dreamy
sort of quiescence, your undermost neighbor turns in his
bed, and in bending his knee hits you a tremendous. plug
in the small of your back. It is of no use to quarrel, the
man could not help it. You endeavor to, turn yourself
round, and see if sleep will take the other side of the ques-
tion; it is an impossible act-the weight of the gentleman
in the top story has brought his sacking within an inch of
your nose. A friend, berthed opposite, complains of the
want of sleep-you extend your arm, and with the utmost
ease shake hands with him across the cabin. The man
ahead of you, but on the same level, scratches the top of
your head with the tip of his toe. What can you do'?
You have no resource but the revenge of the nigger coach-
man, who, in a clash of carriages, was told by is mistress
that the end of the pole of the following carriage had been
driven through the back of her coach: Neber mind,
missee," was the answer, I shub de eend ob our pole
right freu de back ob de carriage afore us, and dat, you
know nmake l ne ahan Tn the sma wAV vrec, ,eive. a


no longer apocryphal. I heard a packet-b-oat captain ags
sert that he once saw a cloud of the real swamp-bred out-
and-outers absolutely carry off a child, three years of age,
from the roof of his boat, across the canal, into the re-
cesses of the Montezuma. Some two hours elapsed before
the exact place where she had alighted could be found ;
but, when the spot was ascertained, the dear little abduct-
ed vwas discovered, picked to a perfect skeleton Several
of the passengers were so hardened as to dispute the evi-
dent truth of this story, and laughed heartily at the cre-
dulity of those who confessed their belief: in the course
of the night the mosquitoes avenged themselves upon the
scoffers ; and in the morning every syllable of the captain's
narrative was avouched to be most gospel-like and true.
Well, you scratch off the mosquitoes, and, hiding your
head in your only sheet, again essay to sleep. The boat
bumps through a lock, and the water rushes in at the brok-
en pane or half closed window. The morphine quality is
again predominant; you sleep despite excessive thirst and
heat. You dream that you are a roll of dry goods on a
shelf; or that you are walking on the deck of the boat,
and, hearing the ominous call of "bridge," you attempt to
throw yourself flat upon the deck, but in reality, pitching
off your perch, you dump your carcass on the stomach of
some sleeper on the floor. If you have any luck, you get
into a fight-if not, you get into your berth, and again es-
say to rest. The man in the layer above you snores.
Gods! what a blast! You dig your head into your twelve
by six straw pillow, and try to force oblivion-but the in-
fernal suspiration comes in at your starboard ear like a huge
corkscrew, and seems to extract your brain. You forget
the amenities of life, and again borrow the philosophy of the
nigger coachman-bending your knee, you give the snor-
ing superincumbent apolthouge in the small ribs-he wakes,
and snores no more!
There is an infinite variety in the different diapasons of'
the nasal organ ; they perform a perfect scale, from the roar-
ing of the bull of Bashan to the nothingness of the grass-
hopper's chirp. Listen One gentleman draws out his
diatonic in a long crescendo, terminating abruptly at the
height of his nasality. Another, at long intervals, gives a.
loud and vigorous yerk, like the theashort, quick bark of an
enraged whelp. That gurgling sound, speaking of liquor,
is the voice of a proboscis with mulberry carbunples. Do,
you not hear a still, small snore, that comes from the nos
of that long, thin man opposite ? How it sneaks into the
world as if ashamed of its exility It is dying gradually
away, like the death-moan of a pulmonary flea. Other
snouts emulate the snort of a pig-the spirt of a high-pres-
sure steam-pipe-thegentle purrings of an ancient tabby.
How that stout gentleman snores His nasal blast pos-
sesses a rumbling sound, like the rolling of the pebbles in
the whirl of the retiring tide. It increases in its might!
The valance of the window curtain feels its power, and
waves to and fro in the current of the agitated air! He
has aroused himself from his sleep by the violence of his
own snore. Hark "he swears a prayer or two-and then
he snores again."
Shakspeare causes one of the monarchs of England to
inquire why sleep forsakes, the perfumed chambers of the
T eat, to lie in smoky cribs and rest upon uneasy pallets.
he smokiest cabin Qf the poorest bog-burner in Ireland is
a seventh heaven in comparison with the steamy and stink-
ing cabin of a crowded canal boat. The last time that I
travelled by the slow certainty of the "fast line," I selected
my six feet of slung sleep as close to the door as possible ;
and, as nearly one hundred passengers were to pass the
night in the floating nuisance, I considered myself fortu-
nate in obtaining a resting place when the berths were,
apportioned. I consumed several of the dull hours of early
night by burning my tobacco on the deck-in fact, it was
near midnight before I entered the cabin, intending to turn
in-but a single sniff of the odor of that apartment com-
pelled me to turn out, ar.d I had some difficulty in restrain-,
ing the contents of my stomach from following my exam-
ple. It was impossible to respire the thick and fetid breath-
ings of a century of snorers. I returned to the deck, and,
unbuttoning my cloak from the top of my trunk, I camp-
ed out" on the deck-boards, between a row of boxes, and,
covering myself well up, with a carpet-bag for my pillow,
slept pretty comfortably till daybreak, notwithstanding a
few flying visits flying visits from the marsh galinippers, and the hea-
vy dews of a summer's night.
MINIATURE PAINTING,
BY MISS E-J. BAYNE.
Room corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Eleventh street, over
the store of Messrs. Ricards,'Gibbs & Co., where specimens of
her painting may be seen. nov 13-3t
FOR NEW ORLEANS.
rfrThe superior ship KATHERINE JAt KSON, John
SGeorge Dorr, commander, expected to sail hence
on vr about the 20th inst. has good and excellent accommoda-
tions for passengers, both in cabin and steerage. The ship will
avail of steamboat at the Bar and mouth of the Bar and mouth of the Mississippi, if
offering.
For freight or passage apply to the master on board, or to
WALTER SMITH,
nov 12-td Georgetown.
AIR-TIGHT STOVE--Warranted to surpass all oth-
ers in comfort, convenience, safety, neatness ; in exemip- -
tion from dust 'and smoke; in the healthiness, pleasantness,
uniformity, and certainty of its temperature; and in economy
of time and expense. Five minutes a day the utmost time-
one cord and a half of wood, or a ton of coal, the utmost ex-
pense for the year, in an ordinary room. One kind for wood,
and another for coal-each stove to be accompanied with print-
ed directions for setting and using it. Price frpm $6 to $20. ^
Made and sold by H. & F. Stimpson, 127 State street; M.
Pond & Co. 30 Merchants' Row and L. Jones & Son, 36 Union
street, Boston : by H. W. Miller, Worcester, and J. T. Bailey,
Andover, Massachusetts: by Yeaton & Garrish, Portsmouth;
C. H. Flanders, Concord, and rJ H. Leverett, Keene, N. H.-
by P. Hatch, Woodstock; S. Gustin, Jr. Chelsea; A. Wain-
wright & Co. Montpelier, and A. Wilcox, Middlebury, Vt.: by
Cheney & Achilles, Rochester, and R. H. Maynard, Buffalo,
N. Y.; and by James Stewart, Detroit, Michigan.
'Apply, (postage paid, for rights, &c.) to I. Orr, Georgetown,
D. C.; or to E, C. Tracy, Windsor, Vermont, who is attorney
and agent in full for the patentee.
oct 23-w3md&cp

3S The Patentee says of this Stove: "My family
sitting-room, 15 feet square by 9 high, was kept perfectly com-
fortable through the year with one cord of wood ; and one cent's


worth of wood for the 24 hours has burnt day and night for
weeks, without going out." Dr. S.-Kidder, Charl6stown, Mas-
sachusetts, says: I have had this stove in pse about seven
years, and have found it fully to answer the description of the
inventor; I would not take $50 for one of them if I could
not get another; and, with proper attention to the door and
damper, I will venture to say it will be found the most comfort-
able, convenient, and economical of any stove in use." Rev..
A. Blanchard, Warner, N. H. says: "The heat of this stove I
much prefer to that of any other stove or fireplace I have ever
used. It is like a uniform, pleasant summer heat. On the
whole, it is my opinion that, properly manufactured and properly
managed, no stove is so cheap, economical, safe, and pleasant
for sitting-rooms,- &c. One cord of sound, dry, hard maple
wood will nearly supply a room during the coldest winter.. I
would not be. without one for 'twice this cost." Rev. J. Rich-
ardsI Windsor, Vermont, (who has used it for his Young La-
dies. Academy, &c.) says: I have found the quality of the
air in the room better than that attending theirr stoves ; it re-
quires far less tending, and I am confident there is a great sav-
ing of wood-I judge from one-third to one-half. From -my.
experience thus far, I shall use the Air-Tight Stove in all situa-'
tions where I can." Rev. T. Kidder, Windsor, Vermont, says:
-"-'b e avivg in wood fa about en;-hal- as compared with any
ether stove I have ever used. Besides this, it equalizes the
air in the room so as to give it the appearance of the most plea-
sant summer air. 'I think the convenience of it for a sick cham-
ber will surpass any thing else ever invented.". JRev. E. C.
Tracy, Editor- of the Vermont Chronicle, says: Its perfect
safety at all times, the saving of fuel, the little attention that it
requires, the uniform and equable temperature that it keeps up
in all parts of-the room, the summer-like atmosphere that it
gives you in the severest winter day, are excellencies that ren-.
der it literally incomparable." E. E. Phelps, M. D. Wind-
sor, Vermont, says: "In two points, if not in all, it surpasses
every other stove I have used, viz. in economy of fuel, and in
the pleasantness of the heat produced. I am very susceptible
to the unpleasant beat of a stove, but never have experienced
even the least unpleasant effects from this, even when heated
quite hot." This is owing to the compression of the air in the
room. (See large hand-bill.) oct 23-w3mif
FURNITURE, LIQUORS, &c. OF THI'EtU-
TAW HOUSE, Baltimore.-,-All of the Furniture4
Silver, Plate, Stock of Wines and other Liquors of this well-'
known Hotel will be sold at public auction, commencing on
THURSDAY, November the 21st, at 10 o'clock, to satisfy the
claims due thereon to Jacob Albert, Samuel Jones, Jr. and Ro-
bert A. Taylor, trustees; and to Samuel Jones, Jr. and Robert
Miklrla. mnrtnaae.












WASHINGTON.
1* Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and
Inseparable."*

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1839.

The article on the preceding page concern-
ing the Florida War, take from Niles'sNa-
tional Register of last week, is transferred to our
columns at the suggestion of a friendly corres-
pondent as demonstrating the real disposition
of CHITTE TUSKENUGGEE, with whom the late
Treaty in Florida was concluded. The same
correspondent further says that some of the
impressions, under which the article upon the,
subject of the Florida Treaty and Florida War
which 14tely appeared in the Army and Navy
Chronicle was written, (being the same copied
into the National Intelligencer of Saturday last,)
will be effectually removed by a perusal of the
letter from Fort Lauderdale." The article from
the Chronicle we copied because we consider-
ed it semi-official; and it isbecause we consider
the Letter published to-day as being of an au-
thentic character, that we find room also for it.
Opinion on the subject we profess to have none.
Every reader must judge for himself.

FREDERICKSBURG SHOW AND FAIR.-The Annual Show
and Fair of the Fredericksburg Agricultural Society took
place on Friday and Saturday last. The weather was fine
and the attendance better than we have seen it for several
years. The display of stock was not so large as usual. Pre-
miums having been offered, for the first time, for vegeta-
bles, the exhibition of these was really astonishing. The
annual address was delivered on Saturday, in the Town
Hall, by the veteran and indefatigable President, JAMES
M. GARNETT, Esq., and the Society dined together, as
usual, at the Farmers' Hotel.-Fred. Arena. ,
In the case of the State of Arkansas vs. the NOTREBES,
tried at the late sitting of the Circuit Court in Arkansas
county, on an indictment for the murder of MARCUS B.
DESHA, in April last, Mr. EUGENE NOTREBE was acquit-
ted, and a nolle prosequi entered as to the other defendants.
FROM THB PHILADELPHIA SENTINEL.
SUDDEN DEATH.-" We regret to learn that Mr. GEORGE
ROBERTSON, printer, employed'at the office of the National
Gazette, while on his way to the office this morning, rup-
tured a blood vessel, and before assistance could be ren-
dered, life was extinct. We understand he was a very
worthy young man, and has' left a mother to mourn his
sudden exit."
We learn that, since taking the above from the Phila-
delphia Gazette, an inquest was held on the body of Geo.
Robertson, aged about twenty-six years, at the house of
his mother, in Mead alley,' below South Second street,
The deceased, from the evidence, appeared to be in a de-
cline of health for the last three years; he left home as
well as usual in the morning, after breakfast, for the pur-
pose of going to work at his business, as printer; when at
the corner of Second and South.streets, he was seized with
hemorrhage of the lungs, and fell dead in the street. Ver-
dict of the jury: Visitation of God."
We knew.the subject of the above notice well, have
worked by his side for years, day and night; he was noble
and generous to a fault-an ornament to his profession,
and an honor to his race. He has left behind him many
warm friends, who deeply lament his untimely end.
REPORTER.
TOKENS OF REBPECT.-We often see it stated that on
the opening of the court it was announced that some law-
yer practising at that bar had died, whereupon, as a token
of respect, the court immediately adjourned. Legislative
assemblies, we are often told, do the same, as a token of
respect to deceased members of their bodies. We are not
able to see how this adjournment is a token of respect. Ii
the-individuals who adjourned would retire to their cham-
bers, there to think upon their lives and the end of them, it
might show that the death of a comrade had made a suit-
able impression. But we do not understand that this is
considered necessary. The time is spent in ways not par-
ticularly appropriate, and often in mere idleness or some_
thing worse. What respect there can be to the memory o
an industrious man in spending a day of idleness, or to the
memory of a good man in spending a day of carousing 0]
sporting, we do not understand. We can understand hoi
all the laborers on the Croton Water Works might think thE
same course very appropriate, if only their wages were to
go on, and in fact how any set of men who get as much by
idleness as by labor, should think themselves very soberly
called upon to throw up work whenever there is a death,
birth, or a marriage. This mode of expressing sympathy
however, while it is very convenient for some, is very in
convenient for others. A judge may adjourn and sui
himself, but it is not so with panels of jurors and scored
of witnesses. And now it strikes us that possibly this i
the secret of the thing : Herod, when about to die, know
ing that the event would cause universal joy, determined
to make sorrow in another way, and so undertook to havi
a great number of the best men of the nation massacre
at the same instant. Some grief is no doubt awakened i
the bosoms of the parties of whom we have spoken, by th
useless disorder of their affairs and waste of their time
when perhaps, but for this, the dead lawyer would hard'


have drawn a sigh from any bosom. If this is not it, we
should feel much obliged if the next man who moves ad
journment on such an occasion, would be good enough t
tell us in his speech how the adjournment is a token o
respect. In our judgment, the best tQken of respect which]
can be paid to departed merit is for every one to labor mor
diligently and earnestly in the performance 'of his duty.
[Journal of Commerce.
A SINGULAR CASE OP BIGAMY.-A curious case of bigamy
recently occurred in England. The offender, Thoma
Sharrocks, married his first wife, Betty Hillbert, at Rad
cliff, and it appears that they lived together comfortably
It seems, however, that he thought another wife would
make his happiness and his household complete; and h
accordingly succeeded in persuading a young woman, agei
about 18, of prepossessing appearance, unknown to he
parents, to become his second wife, and they were married
on the 28th of July last. The strangeness of the trans
action is, that the first wife went to her husband's second
marriage, officiated as bridesmaid, and personally pulled he
own wedding-ring from her finger, and with that ring th
ceremony was performed. When the man was apprehend
ed, he and the two wives were living very comfortably to
gether, all the parties apparently unaware of the degrade
tion to which they were reduced, for, on the apprehension
of Sharrocks, his wives "thought it was hard that the law
should interfere with them if they were comfortable." Af
ter Sharrocks had been committed, and had been remove
to the station, he was visited by both his wives, and th
fellow there boasted that no man ever had two better wive
at once, and that, when he came back, he would stick t
them through life, and lose his last drop of blood in thei
defence.
A TENDER OFr MONEY.-At the Liverpool Assizes proof
was given of a tender of rent by a woman, who said sh
' laid the money upon a table. Baron Maule took occasion
to lay down the law as respects tenders. "As to tenders
it is very strange that they are so rarely made in a legs
manner. One would think it a very easy thing to make
tender; but it is the rarest thing in the world to find a ten
der clearly proved. People commonly clog a tender witi
some condition, which makes it no tender in law. On
man goes to another, and says 'here is your fourteen
pounds, but I must have a receipt in full of all demands
A tender, to be good, must be an unconditional one, clog
ged with no stipulation whatever; and certainly the ter


bPI2ons' dCdRRPkk 6NmDNcE.

DAYTON, MONTGOMERY COUNTY,
OHIO, NOVEMBER 6, 1839.
Messrs. GALES & SEATON : Your paper and some others
inform us of an autumnal inflorescence of fruit trees on
the Atlantic side of our country; we have had similar
phenomena on this side. Coming up the Miami valley,
from Hamilton to Dayton, on the- 17th ult., we passed an
orchard, at which we could not avoid halting on our way to
examine an apple tree in full and very dense bloom. The
latter part of October was truly not only an Indian sum-
mer, but, as far as heat was concerned, also a whiteman's
summer. With November a change has taken place. On
the morning of the 3d a sprinkling of snow fell, not suffi-
cient, however, to appear on the ground, and since the
snow the air has been raw, with rain on yesterday morn-
ing.. The waters are very low, and never has there been
any where a more favorable opportunity to test Brindley's
maxim, that rivers were made to feed canals, than has been
given this year by the Scioto and Miami rivers. Why need
I, however, say this year'I as, with more or less force, those
two streams, mere large creeks comparatively, but with
canals, and the Ohio, without such addition to its naviga.
ble facilities, afford contrasts which it may be hoped wil
sooner or later lead to what I humbly consider the imper.
atively necessary improvement of the Ohio river.
Many months past you have had the kindness to convey
to your readers some views of mine in regard to the Ohio
I must again repeat, that if we view the magnitude of tha
river, its length, the direction of its course, the fact that iti
deep valley commences in the Appalachian system, its con
nexion with the still larger volume of the Mississippi, an
to all these circumstances we add political relations
then it is no hazard to assert that to make the water of th
Ohio available to uninterrupted navigation would be th
most important -improvement admitted on the face of th
earth. Here in Ohio are two small rivers, which, in ordi
nary summers and autumns, afford water for canals, bu
whose channels, without canals, would be, at such sea
sons, as unnavigable as if beds of dry sand and pebble
An incident of travel, occurring to me this morning, gav
renewed force to these long cherished convictions. Wit
my back to the shrunk Miami, and walking up one of th
streets of this flourishing town, I spied a canal-boat, lade
to its utmost draught, passing on to its destination in dei
pite of a long drought.
The central part of Ohio, with nearly all Indiana an
Illinois, are, we may concede, peculiarly adapted by Ni
ture for the easy construction of canals. I see an extra(
in the National Intelligencer, from an Illinois paper, station
that fossil-wood has been found near Peoria, thirty-fil
feet under ground. Such an incident will surprise n
one here, who knows aught of any amount concerning
the topography of most places between the Scioto an
Illinois valleys, inclusive. I have by me a specimen of fossi
wood, brought from a depth of twenty-five feet, in excavi
ting a well at the Insane Asylum, Columbus. Their
specimens of wood, thus exhumed, are not petrifactions, a
might be supposed ; the pure, unchanged fibre remains
and, small as they are, they are precious medals, pardon tt
figure, of what changes this great alluvial region has bee
the theatre, and serve also to show its present conditor
which is, however, much more conspicuously shown b
a work now in progress. At about sixty miles nortl
northwest from Dayton, with Dark, Shelby, and L
gan counties southeast, and Mercer and Allen northwest
extends the table-land from which flow to the northwest
ward the sources of St. Mary's river and those of the W
bash ; and southeastward, those of the Scioto and the lM
ami rivers. So near to a plain is the northwestern sloe
of this table-land, and so gentle its descent, that a bas
was planned, and is now in progress of construction. Ri
ing in the southern .side of Mercer county, and flowii
northwardly, is a series of creeks, of which one is Chick
saw, the extreme confluent of St. Mary's river. The tow
t of St. Mary's stands at or near the junction of Chick
f saw with other creeks, and where the united waters ta)
the name of St. Mary's river. Westward of Chickasa,
t on the same inclined plane, and flowing nearly parall
and also rising in Mercer county, is Beaver creek, the e
treme source of Wabash river. The great kasin is to e
tend in a direction nearly due west, about eight miles fro
f St. Mary's, and to contain a surface of about thirty
Thousand acres, with a depth of from eight to ten fei
r This immense reservoir will exceed a mean of two and
Half miles in width, or twenty superficial miles, or ve
Nearly, at a mean of eight feet in depth, a capacity of fo
thousand five hundred millions of cubic feet. Such a mi
of water would form a river, of a quarter of a mile wi
a and four feet deep, nearly of a length of one hundred a
, forty miles. Worthy as it is, on more than one account,
t admiration, the principal circumstance attending this pi
e digious basin is, that canals will be connected with a
s supplied from it, leading into the St. Lawrence and 01
- rivers.
It is with reluctance that I mix political reflections wi
d statistics; but I cannot repress regret that the administi
n tors of the General Government could not be impress
e with the true importance of every part of the imnmeI
, country which they might improve in place of neglectii
' Nor are such reflections unsupported by administrative a(


- The Wabash, one of the great commercial and soc
o channels, to be alimented by the reservoir I have notice
f was in one instance, if no more, viewed as if it flowed ii
h foreign sovereignty. But enough of this; these are ev
e time and the wisdom it brings will remove.
Such are the intrinsic advantages of this interior ti
they superinduce their own development. The line of.
Y nal leaving Cincinnati, and following generally the val
of Mill creek, with a curve to the northward, pursues
. general course, of a little west of north, to the Miami
d Hamilton, and thence up the valley of the Miami, by M
e dletown, Franklin, and Miamisburg, to Dayton. Ab(
d Dayton, the canal crosses Mad river, and thence again
d the valley of Miami, by Troy, to Piqua. The fertility
5- the country and this canal line have acted powerfully
d each other. While making inquiries into the early hist
r of white settlement on Miami, a gentleman of Dayton1
e into my hands a file of newspapers, and pointed out an
I- ticle headed Sketch of the Settlement and Progress
. Dayton," which, amongst other matter, contains the f
n lowing :
w In the latter part of 1791, the army of General i
f CLAIR, on its advance into the Indian country, bi
d Fort Hamilton, where the town of Hamilton now
e and another fort about six miles northwardly of the p
se sent town of Eaton. General WAYNE afterwards bi
o six others, which formed a chain of posts extend
r from Cincinnati to the mouth of the Auglaize. At leng
his victory over the Indians, on the 20th of Augu
3f" 1794, brought on a general treaty with all the hos
e tribes, which was concluded on the 3d of August, 17
n by which peace was established, boundaries were defin
and the country was thrown open for settlement."
.1 The same document states that about the first of
a member, 1795, Mr. LUDLOW, one of the proprietors, ca
I up from Cincinnati and commenced laying out the tov
e and, having finished his work, on the fourth gave it
n name of DAYTON.
.' When this sheet was first placed before me, the intent
was statistics, but, as usual, when the historical remii
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ship of Pairfeld, northwestern angle of Greene county;
and some others established themselves higher up the river,
at its forks, where now stands the beautiful and flourish-
ing town of Springfield, Clark county. Some fixed them-
selves on the Miami, at the mouth of Honey creek, a small
confluent of Big Miami, in the southeastern angle of
Miami county, and about fifteen miles northwardly from
Dayton. The original settlement at and near Piqua,
northern part of Miami county, was made about the
) same time.
Whoever may read these notes, and afterwards travel
along the Miami valley, with its fine towns, farms, canals,
and intelligent, active, and urbane population, will be
forced to recur to dates, and exclaim, can such a change
have been effected in forty-three years I The answer may
be given, and stated, that the change in great part has been
" effected since 1805, or in a period of thirty-four years. In
that year the first brick house was built in Dayton. In
1810, the population was 383; in 1820, 1,139; in 1828,
1,697; in 1830, 2,954; eighteen months afterwards, 3,258;
in 1833, estimated at 4,000; now, towards the close of
1839, cannot be under 8,000.
A TRAVELLER.

l MERCANTILE HONOR.

FROM THE NEW YORK DAILY WHIG.
y There is in the October number of Hunt's Merchants'
. Magazine an admirable article on the qualities necessary
t to constitute the intelligent and upright merchant. After
s describing the varied attainments, intellectual and moral,
- which should constitute mercantile character, the writer,
d CHARLES EDWARDS, Esq. closes with the following elegant
i, remarks on mercantile honor:
e Of all the requisite qualifications of a merchant, and it
e is the last I shall mention, HONOR may be accounted the
e most important. This is the quality which confers on ob-
i- servation, knowledge, and skill an additional jewel. With-
out honor, a man can no more be a merchant than can
t another man be, without zeal, an advocate, or, without im-
- partiality, a judge.
e. A merchant, in a storm at sea, will first throw over-
'e board that which he values least, and so let it be with him
h when a tempest on land is shaking his credit. Let goods
and profits go first, let honor go last; nay, rather go with
ie that to the bottom than let it go at all.
n "See how the Spaniards kept their faith, showing that
s- their ancient honor was not dead. The Spanish galleons,
destined to supply Terra Firma and the kingdoms of Peru
,d and Chili with almost every article of necessary consump-
tion, used to touch first at Carthagena and then at Porto
a- Bello. In the latter place a fair was opened; the wealth
ct of America was exchanged for the manufactures of Europe;
ig and, during its prescribed term of forty days, the richest
ve traffic on the face of the earth was begun and finished with
unbounded confidence and honor, and the utmost simplicity
of transaction. No bale of goods was ever opened, no chest
1g of treasure examined ; both were received on the honor of
id the persons to whom they belonged; and only one instance
il- of fraud is recorded during the long periodin which trade
a. was carried on with this liberal confidence. All the coin-
ed silver which was brought from Peru to Porto Bello in
se the year 1654 was found to be adulterated, and to be min-
as gled with a fifth part of base metal. The Spanish mer-
s; chants, clinging to their old Spanish honor, sustained the
he whole loss, and indemnified the foreigners by whom they
were employed. The fraud was detected, and the trea-
n surer of the revenue in Peru,cthe author of it, put to death.
; "See how an Anglo-American merchant kept his honor.
by Dr. Franklin relates the following anecdote of a Mr. Den-
h- ham, with whom he once went on a passage to England.
o- He had formerly,' he says, been in business in Bristol;
st had failed in debt to a number of people, compounded, and
I went to America. There, by a close application to busi-
t- ness as a merchant, he acquired a plentiful fortune in a few
a- years. Returning to England in the ship with me, he in-
[i- vited his creditors to an entertainment, at which he thank-
pe ed them for the easy compensation they had favored him
ie with, and, when they expected nothing but the treat, every
man, at the first remove, found under his plate an order on
is- a banker for the full amount of the unpaid remainder, with
ng interest.' Here the merchant had kept his honor beyond
a- the day of peril; it had aided him in the time of adversity,
wn and prompted him to do justice in the period of second
prosperity.
a-p "And the present, unfortunately, is the time when honor
ke only seems left to the merchant. In the midst of his har.
w, vest, in a time of universal prosperity, while no war was
el, checking his imports or his exports, no earthquake destroy-
x- ing the field of his exertions, or the eternal activity of na-
ture, and no sickness paralyzing the mind, the heart, or the

en his laid up winnowed grain, but prostrating and killing the
et. corn which was to give him and his family present bread
a as well as be the seed for future harvests.
When a minister of France was interfering in matter
ry of merchandise, and, as he thought, beneficially for the mar
ur of commerce, and his country generally, he applied to th(
Lss merchants, asking them what he could do to advance thei
de prospects and their interests. They had but three shor
nd words to answer; they emphatically cried out, as with om
of voice, LET US ALONE -
When Francis the First lost an important battle, hi
ro- wrote to his royal mother that all was lost but honor; anm
nd so may now the merchant write to his dearest friend. An
hio yet what is the loss ? The philosophical mind will find i
to be the creature ofthe world: which the world gave, cai
th take away, and may give again. When Job heard of th
loss of his sheep and oxen, he sustained the news with for
a- titude; and it was only when he heard of the fate of hi
ed children, that he rent his mantle and fell to the ground.
nse "I say, nothing is lost if honor be saved. With this sta
ng. in his horoscope, he who falls falleth as a blessed martyr
and while the martyr, through his trials, rises to a bright
ts sphere, an honest merchant will rise higher than ever h


ial did. He shall see the winter of his trials pass away, fo
ed, his star of honor, like a planet in the sky, shines brightest
n a in the coldest night; the spring shall bring new prospects
Vil the summer must come again-for the sun continues t
shine in America, as well as in Asia and Europe; an
though the honey-bee has made no improvement in her eel
hat nor built according to circumstances, yet man can house
ca- himself in the log hut, while fortune waits until his honor
ley is tried, and being tried, they will shake hands once more-
s a while mildew, thank heaven, does not come every year
at He, like his harvest, will.revive; the good men of the eart
at again gather around him; for his character did not sin
id- when his vessel went down; his name, which never ye
Dve the breath of calumny hath tainted,' shall once more pas
up in the market as freely as good tidings; and when the at
r of tumn, mellowing once more his golden sheaves, bids hii
lie down in peace, his character will remain to show who
on constitutes a merchant-in-the proud language of Miltor
ory God and good men will not let it die;' for these good me
put will say of him, in all times-under all circumstances-
ar- upon the crowded mart-in the silent place of calculation-
Sof o'er the sea and on the land, he had the virtues and th
-~talents that constitutes a merchant. In the hour of h
fol yuth, he had decision of character and truth ; in the mi(
day of prosperity he was honorable; in the night season
ST. misfortune, he was a man of honor. When, in the ne'
built day, he walked once more among us, we saw that upon h
is' breast outshining the badge of chivalry ; we saw still the;
ire- the jewel, honor. He did not prefer the friend who risk(
uilt his money with him, and sacrifice the widow and the o
ing phan, although he did cause them to shed tears; but it wi
th, only when he died, for then they dropped freely upon h
ist, grave, while grateful feelings followed him to heaven.'"
tile ____ __
95,' MARRIAGE.
ed On the morning of the 4th instant, in the Episcop
Church at Dayton, Ohio, by the Rev. ETHAN ALLEN, tl
No- Rev. DAVID W. TOLFORD, of Gambler, Ohio, i
ime Miss PRISCILLA M. WARING, late of Prin
wn, George's county, Maryland.
the DEATHS.
On Tuesday, the 12th instant, at4 o'clock P. M., MAS
ion ANN, daughter of STEPHEN P. FRANKLIN, aged 12 years
nis- The friends of the family are requested to attend b
. 6 ir.. ---l tth'a mn..n;ru tha 14thk imjnt >it~ 11{ 'ln~ lr.u-1


NAVAL.

PENSACOLA, NOVEMBER 2, 1839.
The Erie and Levant sloops of war went to sea on Sun-
day last, and the frigates Macedonian and La Gloire on
the day following. The La Gloire is a first-class frigate,
drawing upwards of 22 feet. The only vessels of war
now in port are the Ontario and the French brig of wax
Dunois.
The following is a list of officers attached to the U. S.
.ship Ontario, whose arrival we mentioned in our last:
J. D. Williamson, Esq. commander; Lieutenants Ebe-
nezer Farrand, Win. E. Hunt, Wm. J. H. Robertson,
John B. Marchand, (acting;) Acting Master, G. H. Scott;
Surgeon, A. G. Gambrill; Purser, Joseph Bryan; Assist-
ant Surgeon Bannister; Passed Midshipmen, Win. M.
E. Adams, J. K. Duer, J. M. B. Clitz; Midshipmen, W.
H. Jamesson, John C. Beautmont, Samuel Edwards, An-
drew Bryson.
The following is a list of the officers attached to the U.
S. ship Erie:
Wm. V. Taylor, Esq. commander; Lieutenants, A.
Lewis, J. A. Russ, J. F. Creen; Acting Master, John
Mooney; Surgeon, T. L. Smith; Purser, J. C. Holland;.
Passed Midshipman, Win. B. Beverley; Assistant Sur-
geon, J. W. Taylor; Midshipmen, C. E. Fleming, J. H.
Brown, C. S. Throckmorton, J. C. Wait, Win. H. Mont-
gomery, N. C. Bryant, John Mathews, JC. Richardson.

FROM THE PENSACOLA GAZETTE.
U. S. SHIP ONTARIO, OCT. 29.
Mr. EDITOR: I have the pleasure of announcing to you
the safe arrival of the ship from her late cruise. I empha-
size safe, for, judging from the impenetrable veil of mys-
tery in which our destination hence was enveloped, I pre-
sumed we were bent on some emprise of dire intent. I
overheard an old sea-cock on the forecastle sagely remark
that we were bound to Bordeaux, to investigate the con-
duct of Admiral Baudin in the affair of San Juan de Ul-
loa. We left this port, as you may recollect, On the 7th
ultimo, reached Key West on' the 14th. left there the 15th,
and arrived at Nassau on the 22d, The passage was re-
markable for no incident worthy of record. The beat
through Providence channel was tedious in the extreme,
and I at one time thought that we were about toexperience
the fate of the Phantom ship, with the alternative, how-
ever, of bearing up, and pursuing another track.
Nassau presents rather a pleasing appearance from the
seaward. The town stretches irregularly along the line of
coast, and over the hill's sides-the whiteness of the houses
being agreeably relieved by foliage of luxuriant green,
bearing a rich burden of cocoa-nuts, bananas, plantains,
guavas, alligator pears, and other fruits of a tropical clime.
We were piloted in by a black, whose consequential airs
were at once imitating and "ridiculous.
An island, lying in front of the town, and from a half
to. three-quarters of a mile off, forms the port, and the
deepest water is on the town side. The channel may be
likened to a serpentine canal, so narrow is its width; and
though, with a leading breeze, it is in no wise difficult to
keep in it, yet to warp up to the anchorage with\the wind
ahead requires much skill and celerity of movement. Un-
fortunately for us, the wind came out ahead before we
crossed the bar, and we were immediately compelled to run
out kedges, and commence warping. This is a tedious
business at any time, and in this case we had a surfeit.
First the ship had to be got to port, then to starboard, then
ahead, then forced astern-this hawser to be roused in, and
that let go-until at length, darkey like, the pilot's own
ideas got into a complete snarl, and from pomposity he
soon fell to submission and entreaties, and naught could
be heard from him but Do, my good men, haul; do, my
dear men, pull." At length, all difficulties overcome, we
succeeded in obtaining our berth. We received a visit
from the Governor, Colonel COCKBURN, a brother of Ad-
miral Sir GEORGE COCRBURN, of Capitol memory. He is
an elderly personage, of dignified demeanor and soldier-
like bearing, and is, I understand, irreproachable in his
public and private relations. We were also visited by our
Consul, GEORGE HUYLER, Esq. who has resided at Nassau
in that capacity for the last seven years, and with the ut-
most satisfaction to every man of integrity on the island.
At his house we were received with that marked welcome
and hospitality which those only can appreciate in its full
zest whose avocation necessarily severs them from the so-
Sciety of kindred and friends. The weather proved very
unfavorable during our stay here, (which was prolonged
beyond the contemplated period on that account,) but the
few fair days we experienced were spent in the company
of an agreeable though limited circle of friends, to which
s the politeness of our worthy Consul had made us known
The Island of Nassau, or New Providence, is about thirty
seven miles in circumference, and the town is said to con
tain 7,000 inhabitants, white and variegated. There are
' also three settlements inland-Carmichael, Adelaide, an
' the name of the third I have forgotten. Three forts over
, look the town and entrance, and are garrisoned by black
captured from slavers, who, in the spirit of true philosophy
should be immediately restored to their country; but the
are enrolled into regiments, and serve her Majesty twenty
one years, at the end of which period they may either re
r tire on the munificent pension the Government allot
t them, remain in the service, or go to the d-1. The ord
nance is served by a body of white artillery-men. Ther
is a very capacious range of barracks here built of iron, an
e hard by are the time-worn and dilapidated remains of th
d fort which Commodore Hopkins carried by assault during
d the Revolutionary War. The place has the usual allow
t ance of churches, and the popular religion is that of th
Established Church, or Church of England. The black
Shave their representative in the Legislative Councils, an
e I have no doubt are following hard in the tracks of thei
-brethren of Jamaica, which must eventuate in the ovei
throw of colonial prosperity, and reduce Great Britain'
once lucrative possessions to beggary, anarchy, and con
r fusion.
S We left the port on the 16th, in gallant style, and wit
e a leading breeze. After clearing the bar and discharging
Pilot, we filled away, and, running the English ensign t


t the fore, fired a parting salute, and bade Nassau adieu.

o SKETCH OF A LONDON TRADESMAN,. BY .
d YANKEE.
l, The genuine respectable London tradesmen" (as th
e mechanics and the "shopocracy," from the green-groce
r butcher and cheesemonger, to the linen-draper and the vi
ry respectable" young gentlemen, his assistants, are alike
. styled) are, generally speaking, the most un-intellectui
I blockheads (except in the way of business, when they ca
k match even a Yankee) that ever it was my fortune to mei
A with. The mechanic and petty shopman, when the bus
ss ness of the day is over, goes to the parlor of the BlueL
lm on and Gridiron," or the Wooden Spoon and Stomacl
at ache," where he 'smokes his screw of tobacco, drinks h
pint of beer, talks of" missus," (as he calls his wife or wo
n, man,) of the girl who jumped from the Monument la
SWednesday, or the last "shocking accident," whatever
- may be, but never touches on any but local subjects. Th
S highly respectable tradesman," the shopocrat" on a large
e er scale is not much more enlightened in mind, though
Is shade more aristocratic in his haunts and indulgencies; h
of eschews vulgarity," looks askance at him of the Bli
o Lion and Wooden Spoon, &c. and passes on to ti
w George" or the "Marquis ofGranby," sips his "go"
re gin, or six pen'north of brandy, "cold without," and tall
ed of trade, the weather, the Whigs, and the new poor lam
)r- or penny postage act, &c. and settles the affairs of the n
as tion ; while the young gentleman assistant, who, out of 2
is or 30s. per week, manages to spend 5 or 10, sports h
Cuba" or his Manilla" at the Salqon," Picadilly, t]
Elysium," or "Mother A.'s," with his pilot coat at
stick t la Waterford, drinks his gooseberry champagne
talks of his friend the Markiss," whom he never sam
al and his winning on the Darby," at Epsom, where he n
vhe er was. There are honorable exceptions to these case
to but such, generally, are the habits, and such the caliber
intellect of the respectable London tradesmen."


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g Mr. MAGRUDER presented the petition of A. Jullien, praying
0 to be refunded a certain amount overpaid by him for a license;
which was referred to the Committee of Claims.
The bill from the Board of Aldermen to aid the Franklin
Fire Company, was taken up, read twice, and referred to the
A Committee on Ways and Means.
The resolution from the Board of Aldermen, in relation to
e fish docks, was taken up, read twice, and referred to the Com-
r, mittee on Police.
e. Mr. HARKNESS, from the Committee on Improvements, to
le whom a resolution was referred on the 7th ult. reported a bill
al making an appropriation for the purpose of improving west 11th
street, and for other purposes, which was read three times, and
n passed.
et And the Board then adjourned.


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HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, COOKING &
OTHER STOVES.-On Saturday morning next,
the 16th instant, I shall sell in front of my auction store, at 10
o'clock, for cash, a variety of household furniture, such as-
Mahogany Sofa, (new,) Sideboard, and Dining Tables
1 dozen handsome Mahogany Parlor Chairs


SHIP NEWS-PORT OF ALEXANDRIA.
SAILED, NOVEMBER 11.
Packet schr. Potomac, Johnson, New York.'
MEMORANDUM.
Schooner Atlantic, Lingo, cleared at New York, 8th instant,
for this port.
ARRIVED, NOVEMBER 12.
Schr. Columbia, Marsdon, Philadelphia, coal for Washington.
SAILED, NOVEMBER 12.
Ship Potomac, Berry, New Orleans.
Brig Esther, Newcomb, Barbadoes.
Schr. Wave, Crowell, Boston.


SPECIE, TREASURY DRAFTS, &C.-Wanted-
Specie,
Treasury Drafts,
Post Office Drafts, and
Checks on New York,
For which the highest premium will be paid.
CHARLES J. NOURSE,
Exchange Office, corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th
street, nov 14-3t


G OOD HARNESS-HORSE AND SECOND-.
HAND GIG AND HARNESS.-On Saturday
morning, at half past 9 o'clock, in front of Lloyd's Hotel, Cen-
tre Market, I shall sell for cash an excellent work-horse about
8 years old, sound in every respect, and a first-rate harness-
horse, trots very fast. He is sold because the owner has no
further use for him.
Also, at the same time, a second-hand gig and harness.
EDWARD DYER,
nov 14-3t Auctioneer.


]l ORUS MULTICAULIS TREES.-I am an
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fOME INTEL LT91NC1. f

REPORTED FOR THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.

POLIGE INTELLIGENCE.-On Sunday last, a man, with
many aliases to his name, was arrested in Alexandria on t
a charge of stealing horses from Mr. F. Golding's wagon- y
yard, in this city. The prisoner was taken before B. 3
HooE, Esq. Mayor of Alexandria, by whom he was com- a
emitted to jail for further examination.
- It is rumored that the person by the nameof BREWSTER, t
who was committed to Baltimorejail for safe-keeping, until
claimed by the authorities here for trial, on the charge of t(
selling a free negro named Lucretia, was discharged from T
confinement under a writ of habeas corpus. Two of our S
constables, R. R. Burr and M. Rearden, went to Baltimore
on Tuesday last with proper authority to bring the prison- E
er to this city for trial. t
We have heard of two or three larder robberies within o
the last few days, in this city. Those who have got fine h
hams, bacon, shad, &c. in their meat-houses and larders i
are recommended to keep a sharp look-out.' i

WASHINGTON CORPORATION. ii
e
BOARD OF ALDERMEN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1839.
Present, Messrs. Goldsb'orough, (President,) Barclay, Ran- t
dolph, Kirkwood, Maury, Gunton, Watterston, Brent, Clarke, ,
Brady, Marshall, and Dove.
Mr. KInKWOOD presented a petition from William J. Bro- f
naugh ; which was read, and referred to' the Committee of a
Claims.
Mr. CLARKE, from the Committee on the Asylum, made a A
report of the number of persons received at the Asylum from
the 1st to the 81st of October, 1839; which was read, and laid
on the table. t
Mr. GUNTON, from the Committee on Improvements, asked
to be discharged from the further consideration of the Mayor's ]
communication of the 9th of September, enclosing ad applica- t
tion for conveying water to Missouri street, and they were dis-
charged accordingly. t
On motion of Mr. KinBwooD, the Board resumed the consi -
deration ot the bill "in aid of the Franklin Fire Cbmpany," and
it was then amended, and read the third time, and passed. n
The amendment of the Board of Common Council "making
an additional appropriation for repairing the bridge over the ca- t
nal at 12th street west" was taken into consideration, and I
agreed to.
The bill from the Board of Common Council "fir the relief E
of John 0.P.PDigges" was taken up, read twice, and referred.
to the Committee of Claims.
Mr. BRENT introduced a resolution, in relation to fish docks ; 1
which was read, and adopted.
Mr. WATTERSTON, from the Committee of Claims, reported
the bill from the Board of Common Council for the reliefof b
Nathaniel Brady" with amendments, which were agreed to in
part, and in part disagreed to; the bill was then further amended,
read the third time as amended, and passed.
The bill from the Board of Common Council making an
appropriation for improving north C street, between 2d and 3d S
streets west, and for improving 2d street west, from Indiana av-
enue to a certain point north of C street, and for other purposes,'
was taken up, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Im-
provements.
On motion of Mr. GUNTON, the Board resumed the consider-
ation of the "resolution for calling a public meeting on the
subject of the currency," and, the question being on its third
reading, it was decided in the negative. So the resolution was
rejected.
The bill from the Board of Common Council "to provide for
the repair of 7th street west, north of Pennsylvania avenue,"
was taken up, read twice, andreferred to the Committee on lm-
provements.
Mr. WATTERSTON introduced a resolution appointing a joint
committee to attend to the interests of the Corporation before
Congress. Read three times and passed.
The Board then proceeded to the appointment of the commit-
t tee, and, upon counting the ballots, it was declared that Mr.
Goldsborough, Mr. Watterston, and Mr. Maury were appointed.
Mr. GUNTON, from the Committee on Improvements, report-
ed without amendment the bill from the Board of Common
Council "to provide for the repair of 7th street west, north of
Pennsylvania avenue," and it was then read the third time, and
r passed.
1 The Board then adjourned.

BOARD OF COMMON COUNCIL, MONDAY, Nov. 11, 1839.
All the members present except Messrs. Hanly, J. Wilson,
I and Bacon.
Gzo. C. THOMPSON, Esq. member elect from the Fourth
Ward, appeared, and having presented his credentials, was du-
I ly qualified, and took his seat.
e The amendme'beftthe Board of Aldermen to the bill making
San appropriation for the purpose of grading and gravelling H
street north, from 7th street to 10th street west, was taken up,
and agreed to.
The resolution from the Board of Aldermen, in relation to 14th
- street west, and the bridge over the canal on said street, was
taken up, read three times, and passed.
e On motion, the bill to provide for the repair of 7th street
d west, north of Pennsylvania Avenue, was taken up, read the
-" third time, and passed.
s The bill making an appropriation for the redemption of the
, fractional parts of the stock of this Corporation, and for other
y purposes, and the amendmentofthe Board of Aldermen there-
. to, were taken up, read, and referred to the Committee of Ways
!. and Means.
s The bill from the Board of Aldermen "for the relief of Wm.
SBush" was taken up, read twice, and referred to the Commit-
- tee on Claims.
C The bill from the same Board "for the relief of George Mc-
Cauley" was taken up, read the third time, and passed.
e The bill making an appropriation for certain improvements in
g G street north, between 12th and 13th streets west, was tak-
- en up, and, on motion, referred to the Committee on Improve-
e ments.
s On motion, the bill amendatory to an act to regulate taverns
d and ordinaries, and to repeal certain acts heretofore passed on
ir that subject, approved Nov. 5, 1832, was taken up.
r The bill of the same title as the last which was, on the 12th"
's of August last, referred to the Committee on Police, was tak-
en up, and the question being on the substitute reported as an
amendment by said committee, the bill and amendment wereor-
h dered to lie on the table, and 250 copies of the latter ordered to
Sbe printed.


Sakes This Way.

BY JOHN A. BLAKE--Household Furniture
and Groceries at Auction.-On Thursday morning,
14th inst.at 10 o'clock, in front of the Auction Store, I shall
sell, without reserve, all the genteel furniture of a gentleman
declining housekeeping, consisting of- ..
Sideboards, Sofas, Bureaus, dining, breakfast.aud aitd Tables
Excellent Brussels andngrai Carpets
Looking Glasses, Bedsteads, good Feather Beds, Mattresses
Parlor and Chamber Chairs
Cut-glass Decanters, Tumblersand Wine Glasses
Dinner and tea Setts, Castors, &c.
Also, a good assortment of Kitchen Articles. "
Terms of sale, cash. JO4N A. BLAKE,.
nov 13-dts Auotioneper.
Will be added to the above sale, an assortment of
Groceries, consisting of Tea, Coffee, -Sugar, Salt, &c. Also,
one case of Dry Goods.


BULBOUS ROOTS, PEONIES, &e. &C -An:
other lot of Bulbous Roots (and the last this season) has
been received, and will be sold at public auction, at my auction.
store, on Thursday evening nelt, the 4th instant, at 4 o'clock
P. M. They are from the celebrated house of De Lange &
Sons, and are in as good condition as the last sold. There are
two small cases of very superior and selected Tulips, which will
wbe sold by the case, or in lots to suit the company. Also, one
hamper of selected Peonies. This is certainly the last lot for
this season, and those ladies and gentlemen who wish I supply
will please not fail to attend the sale,, or leave their orders.
Terms cash.
nov 12-dts EDWARD DYER,


TRANSPORTATION OF STORES.


NAVY COMMJ;SIOS'E's OFrrIC, Nov. 13, 1839.
P ROPOSALS, sealed and endorsed, will be received at
this office until 10 o'clock A. -M.. of the 25th instant, for
the transportation of provisions and-stores to Mahon.
The shipment will be made from the Navy Yard at Norfolk,
Va., and will be in quantity or bulk equal to about 3,500 barrels ; -
of which about 750 are wet barrels, and about 2,750 are dry hogsa
heads and barrels, or measurement gQods; the whole to bi
taken in one vessel, which must be ready to commence loading
on Monday, the 9th of December next. The vessel offered
must be able to carry the full-amount of freight for which she
is offered; the capacity in barrels, of the vessel offered, must
be specified, and her name and the place where she is then
lying; and if she should prove insufficient to'carry the full
quantity for which she is offered, ten per centum to be deduct-
ed from the price, payable by the charter party, to cOver the
injury to the United States; bat nofreight to be paid beyond
the amount due for articles which may be actually carried.
The rate or standing at the Insurance Office must be stated,
and no vessel will be accepted until satisfactory reports shalt
be received of her capacity and character, after surveys shatl
be made by order of the Commissioners of the Navy. I
The offers must specify the price asked for all barrels.ro'ind,
without discrimination of wet or dry barrels, or measurement
goods; five and a half cubic feet of measurement, goods, Ad
thirty gallons to the gauge of all casks, not usually palled War-
rels, whatever they may contain, to be considered as barrels. -
No primage to be allowed, nor must any be asked in the
proposals.
The freight money will be paid in the United States, by the
Navy Agent, near the Navy Yard, Norfolk, or at such other,
place as shall be directed, within thirty days after proper certi-
ficates are exhibited to the said Navy, Agent of the safe di-
livery of the cargo, agreeably to the bills of lading, si' _
the United States Navy Storekeeper or Agent, o- .- Sed by
Naval Officer present at the place of deli- _ythe Senior
Fifteen lay days to be allowed ery.
holidays, at the port of Mahor ., exclusive of Sundays and
And the offers must "'
handed in case r specify the rateof demurrage to be de-
Fuller -greater detention.
ugller .-urormation as to the nature of the stores and kind of
packages to be shipped, may be obtained upon application,'if
deemed necessary, to the Commandant of the Navy Yard,
Norfolk, Virginia.
To'be published in the National Intelligencer, Globe,
Army and Navy Chronicle, Stlem Advertiser, Boston Morning
Post, New York Evening Post, American Sentinel, Pennsyl-
vanian, Baltimore Republican,-Norfolk Herald, Norfolk Beacon,
and Old Dominion. nov 14


H USSEY'S REAPING MACHINE willbe made
to order by the subscriber, (the patentee,) in Baltimore.
Price $150. A inachine is warranted to cut fifteen acres of any
kind of grain in a day, if well managed; to cut the grain clean-


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NEWyYORK, NOVEMBER 12.
There is nothing yet to dampen Whig eiul-
ation in this State. "All is well." It is not
et certain that ERAsTus RoOT is Senator in the'
d district, but it is probable. Out West there
nd-on South, they may let the flag fly now,
hey will.
Things in Wall street are taking a much bet-
er turn. The rate of interest is going down.
There is less pressure in the money market..
stocks generally were firm to-day... The fact ii,;
Moneyed men feel a little better on account of
he favorable result of the election, inasmuch as
ur State Government is not to be trusted te the
hands of the Spoilers. Exchange on Londoni
s 105 to 105I,-on France, 5.45 to 6.50.
Post notes of the United States Bank, payable
n this city, are now regularly paid by theUnit-
d States Bank in New York. The failure of:
he Washington Bank, orieof the new banks,
with little or no circulation, was upon a note,
or .$23000, given to the North American Trust'
nd Banking Company in payment for $25,000
Arkansas stock.
The State patronage of New York now for,
he first time passes into the hands of the
Whigs. All our victories have been wot against
hat patronage, which an adverse Senate con-'
rolled. The Whigs have almost certainly -) .
cured that body for four years. & ere ,isf now
no doubt that N. P. TALLMADGE wi4 be re-sent
o the United States Senate. Even\ the New
York American to-day withdraws its opposition,
and recommends him.
The Whigs of this State, anon, will be quar-
relling with all their might about a candidate for,
the Presidency. The quarrels, however, are
but lovers' quarrels, and will be made up soon.
The city is for CLAY, unquestionably. The
country divides its preferences between CLAY,
SCOTT, and HARRISON. We have kept this pre-
ference question out of our elections, and this
is one element of our success.
Flour is on the advance, and has had a rise
25 cents within two days. The cold weather
and threatened closing of the canal is the cause
of this. *'
The British Queen may be expected by the
end of the week. Her news is intensely looked
for.
Safety Fund bills will soon be redeemed at
Albany, it is now believed, which will save us
all much cost in uncurrent money.
General SCOTT, it is said, is on a tour along
the Lake frontier, making arrangements to-keep
quiet the border population during the coming
winter.


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L. A. THOMPSON & F. I HAGNER,
*ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
I. TALLAHABSXE, LORIDA,
Have associated in the practiceof the Law, and will attend the
Superior Courts of the Middle and Appalachicola Districts, and
the Court of Appeals. Business entrusted to their care will
meet with prompt attention. oct 30-d6m
k FOR, RENTS-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.
jOR RENT, that large and commodious house 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.
OAL, COAL, WOOD, WOOD.-Now landing at
the wharf, near 14th street bridge, (Tiber,) a cargo of
coal, which will he delivered at the vessel for $8 per ton.
Also, a quantity of first-rate oak, hickory, arnd pine wood.
'The subscriber intends keeping a supply of the above arti-
cl ees of tbe best quality, which he will dispose of at the most
reasonable fates. He will purchase, at a small commission,
aniy quantity of wood for persons preferring that method of lay-
ing in their winter supply.


july 29-3tawtf


GEORGE McDUELL,
10th, between D and E streets.


S 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
F. TAYLOR,
Or for circulation among the subscribers to the Waverley Cir-
culating Library. oct 24
N EW BOOKS.-Shakspeare and his Friends, or the
SGolden Age of Merry England.
Father Butler and the Lough Diary Pilgrim, by W. H.
Carleten. To which is added National Tales, by Thomas
Hood.
Also, The Canonfsof 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
oct24 Brown's Hotel.
D"tUNGLISON'S NEW REMEDIES, the method
A..F of preparing and administering them, their effects on the
healthy and diseased economy, &z. 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.
T HE WRITINGS of Jane Taylor, in three vols. con-
taiing 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 of Brown's Hotel. I.
. 'ONAS'S STORIES relative to RoHo and Lucy;
1 by the author of the Rollo Books. Just published and for
iple at the school-book store of R. FARNHAM, between 9th
and 10th 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.
A-NNUALS 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 weet of Brown's
Hotel. [fGlobe] I oct 7
THE AMERICAN ALMANAC FOR 1840,
and Repository of Useful Knowledge, contains its usual
amount of commercial, statistical, geographical, historical, po.
litieal, 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
article on the Maine Boundary, debts and stocks of the several
States, team engines and steam navigation, American and Bel-
gian railroads, lists of American writers, &c.
.For sale, either wholesale or retail, by
oat 14, F. TAYLOR.


T ABL6 T OF MEMORY.-AjRegister of Events
A 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, 1 volume of 332 pages, full
bound, price 50 cents, published at two dollars.)
A few copies just received for sale by
et 18 PF. TAYLOR.


PERFORATED 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.
o it22 W. FISCHER.
A MILLION 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.
Justreeeived for sale by
oett1 F. TAYLOR.
URKE'S WORKS.-Just published the complete
works of Edmund Burke, a new and beautiful edition,
in nine volumes, octavo.
The present edition of Burke's Works is more complete than
any one which has hitherto appeared, either in England or
S Aperica. It comprises the entire contents of the English edition
of his work., in sixteen volumes, octavo, including two volumes
of speeches on the trial of Hastings, published in 1827, and
S vhich has never before been republished in this country. It
also contains a reprint of the work entitled an Account of the
European Settlements in America, first published in 1761,
which, though published'anonymously, is well known to have
been written by Burke. This is not contained in the English
edition of his electedd works. Although the present edition
contains a volume more than the latest and beat English one, it
Is offered at less than one-half the price. It has been'the aim
of the publishers to present the work in a form and style wor-
thy its contents, and it is confidently offered to the favorable
regard of the public from its completeness, its moderate price,
and is typographical excellence. For sale by
octS22 P. TAYLOR.
G UIDE TO TEXAS.-Consisting of a brief outline of
the history of its settlement, a general view of the sur-
'face of the country, its climate, soil, productions, rivers, coun-
ties, tpwns, and internal improvements, the c6lonization and
Ia nd laws, list of courts and judicial officers, tariff, and ports of
entry," &c., accompanied by a new and correct map, by Richard
S~ Hnta ndJesse F. Randell, Houston, Texas. Just received
'irsale by R. PARNHAM, between 9th and 10th streets,
*4 Pnsylvania avenue. oct 17
-NATURAL4 PHILOSOPHY FOR BEGIN-
NERS, designed for Common Schools and Families,
by Mrs. Phelps, a new edition.
b Also, BurriFs Geography of the Heavens, a new edition.
Jnet received and for sale at the Bookstore of R. PARN-
SHAM, between th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue.

AS1K 9 FRENCH VILL I-Of all remedies ever yet
S 'discovered for the cure of Gonorrhoea, Gleets, Female
Complaints, &c. &c. these Pills are the most certain.
They possess gieat advantages over the balsams and all liquid
Sediciueas by being entirely free from smell, and consequent-
ly do not affect tMe breath in the least, thereby preventing the
possibility of discovery while using them.
Besides this important advantage, they never cause a sick-
nees of the stomach, and in the early stages of the disease they
Ssually effect a cure in. a few days with little regard to diet or
Exposure.
In the most obstinate stages of the disease, they are equally
certain, having cured many after ev6ry, other medicine had
failed. *Price one dollar per box. Forsale R. S. PATTERSON,
S1, :. --eoly Successor to W. Gunton.
/ *fJ IILASSO iN AFRICA.-Adventures ,in Algiers-
and parts of Africa, by Prince Puckler Muskau,,author
S of the Tour of a, German Prince, it 3 vols. London;
For Sale at W. M. MORRISON'S
Book and Stationery store, four doors west of
:ov 7 ("GlobeJ Brown's Hotel.
005 AND BACHE'S DISPENSATORY,
*W rice $4 25. third edition. hast tl fIa ..nrn .... A k;n..-


COLONIZATION ROOMS,
WASHImNGON, OCT. 18, 1839.
LIBERIAN PACKET-S-sIP SALUDA.-This
Ship is expected to arrive at New York, from Liberia,'
'about the first of December, and will be prepared immediately
to receive cargo for the third voyage. She will leave New
York on the 15th of December, and proceed to Norfolk to com-
plete her loading, receive on board passengers and emigrants,
and sail on the 25th for Monrovia, Bassa Cove, and Cape Pal-
mas.
Mr. John McPhail will provide accommodations at Norfolk,
and give employ to such emigrants as may arrive at that port
previous to the time for embarking. The charge to emigrants
for passage, and six months subsistence after arriving in Africa,
is sixty dollars.
Those emigrants for whom provision is made for passage and
support will draw their farm land, and obtain their deeds imme-
diately on arrival.
IThe lands to be distributed are of the richest quality, and are
contiguous to the prosperous and healthy settlement of Mills-
burg, on the St. Paul's river.
Editors will please notice the above.
S. WILKESON,
oct 19-1m Gen. Agent American Col. Society.


SEPARATE PROPOSALS will be received at the
office of the Assistant Quartermaster of the Marine Corps
at Philadelphia until the 30th instant for furnishing rations to
the United States Marines at the following stations for the year
1840:
Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Brooklyn, Long Island, New York.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Pensacola, Florida.
Norfolk, Virginia.
Washington city, District of Columbia.
The ration to consist of one pound and a quarter of fresh beef
,or three-quarters of a pound of mess pork, eighteen ounces of
bread or flour, at the option of the Government, and at the rate
of six pounds of good green coffee, twelve pounds of good New
Orleans sugar, eight quarts of beans, four quarts of vinegar,
two quarts of salt, four pounds of soap, and one and a half pound
of candles to each hundred rations.
It is understood that the full side of beef (neck and shins ex-
cluded) be delivered, if required; if such quantity is not re
quired, that the fore and hind-quarters be delivered alternately,
and the bread or flour shall be of superfine quality ; all the ar-
ticles to be unexceptionable, and to be issued to the troops with-
out expense to the United States. The proposals to be endorsed,
"Proposals for Rations for 1840."
AUG. A. NICHOLSON,
nov 5-3tawt30th Quartermaster.
The American Sentinel and Pennsylvanian, Philadelphia; the
Portsmouth Gazette, New Hampshire; the New York Evening
Post; the Boston Morning Post; the Republican Herald, Provi-
dence, Rhode Island; Baltimore Republican; Norfolk Herald,
and Pensacola Gazette, will give the above three insertions per
week, and send one copy of the advertisement filed with the
accounts when presented for paymentat the office of the Quar-
termaster, Washington city.
VALUABLE LAND FOR SALE.-The subscri-
bers offer at private sale the residue of a tract of land,
commonly known as the Manor, remaining unsold.
This land, situated in Prince George's county, on the public
road leading from Upper Marlborough to Piscatiway, is at pre-
sent divided into many small farms, which would be increased
or diminished in quantity to suit purchasers. It is deemed un-
necessary to give any further description, as it is presumed that
those wishing to purchase will examine for, themselves. Any
information on the subject may be obtained by application to
C. B.,Calvert, near Bladensburg, Maryland.
GEORGE H. CALVERT,
CHARLES B. CALVERT,
july 27-tf Trustees.
L AND AT PUBLIC SALE.-By virtue ot a deed
IA of trust, made by Benjamin Bean to me, the subscriber,
I shall sell, for cash, at public auction, on Monday, the 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 331 degrees west,
3 perches and sixty-eight hundredths of a perch, to soid 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 will
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 thtday of sale, the
subscriber reserves the right to resell the sdad 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. McCO MICK, Trustee.


W ANTED-Specie and Specie Drafts, for which the
highest premium will be paid by early application to
GEORGE LOWRY,
nov 8-6t Georgetown.


THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscriber
has obtained from 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,


oct 26-w3t


J. F. CALLAN,
Administrator.


WASHINGTON CITY WINDOW GLASS;-
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.
D 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 thah 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
T EXAS.-Guide to Texas, in 1 volume, containing a
A 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. Randell, Houston, Texas. Price
$1 50. This day received for sale by
oct 11 F. TAYLOR.
SELECTIONS FROM GERMAN LITERA-
Te TURUE, by B. B. Edwards and E. A. Park, professors,
Theological Seminary, Andover.
Also, the whole works of the late Rev. William Romaine, A.
M., Rector of St. Andrew's by the Wardrobe, and St. Ann's,
Blackfriars, and Lecturer of St. Dunstan's in the West, Lon-
don, carefully edited, and the errors of former editions expung-
ed, comprising the life of Mr. Romaine, by the Hon. and Rev.
W. B. Cadoyan ; Discourses on the Law and Gospel Treatises;
on the Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith; Commentary on
the One Hundred and Seveuth Psalm ; Letters to Mr. Cado-
yan and Mr. Willis; Sermons on Various Subjects and Occa-
sions ; Essay on Psalmody, &c.
A few copies for sale by W. M. MORRISON, 4 doors west
of Brown's Hotel. (Globe) nov 11
M 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.
VISIT TO TEXAS ; being the journal of a traveller
through those parts most interesting to American set-
tlers, with descriptions of soil, localities, trade, &c. I vol. of
262 pages, price 50 cents. An additional supply just received
for sale by
oct 31 P.TAYLOR.


A BBOTT'SABERCROMBIE.-Inquiries conein-
ing the Intellectual Powers, and the Investigation of Truth,


CHOICE MISSISSIPPI ALLUVIAL LANDS
IN MARKET.-,
No. 1. 5,500 acres on Deer creek, in three different tracts,
commencing in township 19 and ending in township 16, on the
bank of the creek, and running back so as to include the high
and dry cane lands. These lands lie from 6 to 10 miles from
the Mississippi river, 3 miles from a stream which will soon be
made navigable for steamboats throughout the year, and are
chiefly cane prairie.
No. 2. 1,650 acres on Swan river,,or Steele's Bayou, a stream
entering the Yazoo near its mouth. This tract lies on both sides
of the river, which, with a small expense, can be made naviga-
ble at all seasons of the year, and about four miles from the Mis-
sissippi river. About three-fourths of this land is entirely cane
prairie, and the balance timbered with the best wood in the
country.
No. 3. One other tract on Swan Lake, lying on the bank
thereof, containing 2,500 acres, and within 4J miles of a landing
on the Mississippi river, called Kentucky Bend. This is chiefly
cane land, well timbered.
No 4. Containing 1,800 acres, situated 4J miles from the
river Mississippi, in the rear of what is called the American
bend, a thickly populated neighborhood. Two-thirds of this
land is cane prairie.
No. 5. One other tract on Sunflower river, a stream naviga-
ble for steamboats at all seasons of the year, containing 1,000
acres, situated in township 16, range 5. It is chiefly cane
prairie.
No. 6. One other tract on Sunflower river, in township 19,
range 3, containing 1,310.acres, partly cane prairie, and partly
heavily timbered; making in all 13,760 acres.
These lands are situated between latitudes 32 and 33 north,
are all alluvial soil, very nearly of equal fertility and evenness
of surface, and are entirely exempt from the floods of the Mis-
sissippi, and will be sold under that guaranty. The titles are
derived from the United States by patent. Some of these lands
lie immediately on navigable streams, and the most distant not
more than 5 miles from steamboat navigation. The subscriber
has selected these tracts of land, and now offers them upon the
terms hereinafter mentioned, because they constitute a body of
land not surpassed by any in the known world, either in point
of fertility, beauty of surface, or convenience to navigation.
Much the largest portion of them is cane prairie, and thinly tim-
bered, so that a force of 20 hands will be able to open a planta-
tion of 1,000 acres in the fall of the year, by cutting down and
burning the cane so as to have a plantation in the spring to ope-
rate on.
TERMS.
Being desirous of having these lands put in cultivation as soon
as practicable, the subscriber offers them to slave-owners, desi-
rous of opening cotton plantations, upon the following terms and
conditions:
1st. He will give the use of a tract, not exceeding 2,000
acres, for the term of three years, gratis, to any slave-owner
who will work thereon not less than 20 hands, not restricting
the tenant to any quantity of land to be put under cultivation.
At the end of three years, if the occupant desires to purchase,
he may have the option to do so at a fair cash valuation of the
land; if not, the subscriber will pay for a cotton gin, should one
be erected on the place, at a fair cash valuation.
2d. The subscriber will furnish, without sale, to any slave-
owner, 3,000 acres of the land hereinbefore described, who will
put thereon not less than sixty working hands ; and he will
pay in cash one-half of the value of these hands, and will cul-
tivate a cotton plantation on equal shares for the period of six
years, without charge for the use and occupation of the land,
and at the end of the six years the land to be delivered up to
the subscriber, with the improvements thereon; but the whole
estate, as well real as personal, to bhe subject to purchase by
either of the occupants, at a fair cash valuation, according to
the interest which he may have therein.
3d. The subscriber will furnish plantations, or tracts of land,
from that heretofore described, including any number of acres
that may be desired, to slave-owners, such slave-owners plac-
ing on the land any number of hands necessary for their culti-
vation, and the subscriber will pay one half of the cash valua-
tion for said slaves, and receive from the owner of such slaves
one-half of the cash valuation for the lands so employed; and,
in case the value of the slaves shall amount to more than the
value of the lands, he will pay the difference in cash; and if
the value of the lands shall amount to more than the value of"
the slaves, he will place the overplus at interest for any period,
of time to suit the purchaser, should he wish to borrow it-the
interest being annually paid-thus making each party joint
owner in the whole estate, or estates, as the case may be, from
the number of plantations cultivated, for the space of six years
or more, as may be agreed upon; and, at the end of the part-
nership, one of the partners may set a value upon the whole es-
tate, which value the other shall give or take, agreeably to his
interest therein.
On any of the above-mentioned prepositions, the subscriber
will open, or permit to be opened, plantations on these valuable
cotton lands; or he will dispose of his entire interest in them,
or any part of them, to suit purchasers, at the most moderate
prices. Persons desirous of making proposals under the fore-
going propositions will please address the subscriber, at Lou-
isville, Kentucky, care of Colonel J. Robertson, or at Natchez,
Mississippi.
oct 12--cp3m GEO. POINDEXTER.
SCHEMES FOR NOVEMBER.
For the benefit of the Monongalia Academy.
Class No. 6, for 1839.
To be drawn at Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 1839.
BRILLIANT SCHEME.
Capital prize $30,000.
1 prize of $10,000 1 prize of $1,747
1 do 6,000 }5 prizes of 1,000
1 do 5,000 25 do 500
1 do 4,000 28 do 300
1 do 2,500 t100 do 200
1 do 2,000 62 do 100
&c. &c. &c.
75 Number Lottery--13 Drawn Ballots.
Tickets only $10-Halves $5-Quarters $2 50.
Certificates of packages of 25 whole tickets, $130
Do do 25 half do 65
Do do 25 quarter do 32 50

VIRGINIA STATE LOTTERY,
For the benefit of the Town of Wheeling.
Class No. 6, for 1839.
To be drawn at Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1839.


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BRILLIANT SCHEME.
Capital $40,000.
prize of $12,000 5 prizes of $1,
do 5,840 5 -do 1S
do 3,000 40' do -
prizes of 2,000 50 do 2
do 1,500 &c. &c.
78 Number Lottery-14 Drawn Ballots.
Tickets only $10-Halves $5-Quarters $2 50.
Certificates of packages of 26 whole tickets, $130
Do do 26 half do 65
Do do 26 quarter do 32 50


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15 Drawn Numbers.
LOTTERY AUTHORIZED BY THE
STATE OF MARYLAND
'o erect a Town-Hall and other buildings in the city of
Baltimore.
Class No. 3, for 1839.
o be positively drawn in the city of Baltimore on Wednesday,
November 27, 1839, under the superintendence of commis-
sioners. '
The holder of the Capital will receive $30,000 Nett.
BRILLIANT SCHEME.


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rize of $1Q,515 1 prize of $2,0
do 5,000 50 prizes of 1,0
do 4,000 50 do 2
do 3,000 50 do 2
do 2,500 50 do 2
do 2,250 60 do I
&c. &c.
75 Number Lottery-15 Drawn Ballots.
Tickets only $10-Halves $5-Quarters $2 50.
Certificates of packages of 25 whole tickets, $130
Do do 25 half do 65
Do do 25 quarter do 32 50


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STATE OF VIRGINIA
RICHMOND ACADEMY LOTTERY,
Class No. 7, for 1839.
To be drawn at Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 1839.
Capital $30,000.


t OIIAN POTATOES.-The subscriber has for sale
about three hundred bushels of Rohan Potatoes, iaiaed
by him from seed purchased of J. A. Thomson, who introduced
them into the United States, The character of the Rohan Po-
tato being generally known as the most prolific variety which
has yet been discovered, the subscriber will only state that the
representations which have at different times been published
respecting its large size, fine flavor, and farinaceous quality,
have been found strictly correct.
Purchasers of the Rohan Potato can receive of the subscriber
any information required in regard to the peculiar culture and
treatment of the crop. C. FARQUHAR,
Brookeville, Montgomery Co. Md.
gII The Alexandria Gazette will please publish the above
once a week till forbid. oct 16-wtf


F FAMILY USE I-WM. & GEO. STETTINIUS have
received in addition 'to their large stock, a further supply
of staple and fancy goods, all of which will be sold on very ac-
commodating terms-
10 pieces Rogers' improved Welsh and Silk Flannels
40 do Red, White, Yellow, and Dotted Scarlet do
60 do Medium and Super fine Sattinets
80 pairs Rose, Whitney, and Point Blankets
25 do Marseilles, Knotted, and Colored Counterpanes
100 dozen Hosiery, every kind, variety, and size
6, 7, 8, 9, and 10-4 Russia and Damask table Diapers
12-4 Russia Sheeting, 6-4 Longeloth
Huckerback, Russia, and Birds-eye Diapers
6, 7, 8, and 10-4 mixed linen and printed cloth table Covers
Plain and printed Baizes'and figured Merinoes
Printed, Plain, and Embroidered Mpousselines de Laines
Servant's Wear. -
Hollands, Kerseys, and fulled Cloths
Penitentiary Plaids, Hardtimes, and Linseys
Spartan, Victoria, and Vandike Cravats
Pilot, Beaver, and Double Milled Cloths
Green, Blue, and White Blankets, heavy for servants
Twilled-cotytn, Linen, and Cotton Osnaburgs
Calicoes from 6 to 8 cents per yard
nov ll-3td&cp WM. & GEO. STETTINIUS.
A GENTLEMAN wishes to procure board during the
winter in a private family for himself, 'wife, and three
small children. For further information apply to
JOHN A. BLAKE,
nov 9-3t Auctioneer.
no'HE DEMOCRATIC REVIEW FOR NO-
L. VEMBER, 1839, is just received by F. TAYLOR,
who receives subscriptions for the work, ($5 per annum,) and
forwards it regularly to all parts of the United States.
CONTENTS.
Bryant's Poems-Statistics of the United States-Charles
Jared Ingersoll-The Projected Ship Canal to Connect the
Pacific and Atlantic Oceans-the Dissolution of the Whig Par-
ty-the Duty of the Democratic Party-the Romance of Amer-
ican History-Philadelphia Banking, &c. &c. nov 11
NEW NOVELS.-Nix's Mate, an Historical Romance
of Ameiica, by the author of Athenia of Damascus, &c.
in 2 volumes.
Also, Alfred de Rosann, or the Adventures of a French Gen-
tleman, by George W. M. Reynolds, in 2 volumes.
This day received and for sale by W. M. MORRISON,
oct 12 (Glo) 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
nqHREE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.


PROSPECTUS
OF A NEW PAPER, TO BE PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY IN THE
CITY OF WASHINGTON, CALLED
THE WASHINGTON WHIG.
The undersigned proposes to publish, in the city of Washing-
ton, a new paper, founded upon the Whig principles of'76.
The condition of the country and the deplorable mismanage-
ment of the present and preceding Administrations of the Go-
vernment make it the imperative duty of every good citizen to
exert all his energies and to apply his means to overthrow a
dynasty whose whole career has been marked by a reckless
disregard of the public interests, a sacrifice of the national wel-
fare to party aggrandizement, open violations of the sacred
charter of our liberties, and a determination, at all hazards, to
perpetuate in tliheir own hands the power they have acquired,
by means which have never before been resorted to, and which
are alike discreditable to the character of the Government and
to those who tolerate such abuses.
It will be the effort of this press, by every fair and honora-
ble means, to destroy the party infatuation which now prevails
among a respectable portion of the American people, and, by
diffusing light and truth, in conjunction with its brethren of the
Opposition press, to arrest the match of profligacy and folly
which have brought the country to the verge of bankruptcy and
ruin. It is time that the people should be roused from their
apparent apathy to vigorous exertion, and be made sensible of
the perilous condition in which they now stand. They want
but light, and the press is the best vehicle for the successful
diffusion of that light. As the danger to the republic increases,
the battery of the public press should increase in force and
power, till the darkness in which it has been shrouded shall be
dispelled, and delusion and error shall no longer exist.
Theundersigned believes that, though a Whig paper be, and
has long been, established in Washington, which is conducted
with great dignity and ability, it does not supersede the neces-
sity of another co-laborer in the same field of usefulness. There
never was a more interesting and important crisis in the histo-
ry of our country than the present; and it becomes the duty of
every citizen who desires to perpetuate its free institutions and
liberties to Aive every aid in his power to the most efficient
means of correcting the evils and dangers which now hang over
the republic, from the folly and corruption of its rulers. The
position which the undersigned has chosen is, he thinks, pecu-
liarly suited to the accomplishment of such an object. The
fountain of corruption is at the seat of Government; its-streams
from this source flow over the land, and a proximity to that
source will afford greater facilities for the discovery and expo-
sure of the profligacy and mismanagement of those who have
been placed in the seat of power.
Animated by an ardent love of country, the undersigned will
endeavor to maintain, boldly and fearlessly, the cause he has
espoused, and the Whig principles upon which he sincerely
believes the stability and prosperity of the Government depend.
He will "naught extenuate, and set down naught in malice."
The Whig party and its members, of both Houses, shall always
find'in his press an advocate willing and prepared to defend
them when unjustly assailed and wantonly aspersed, as they
too often have been, by the venal prints of the Administration
party. No exertion shall be spared to make the WASHINGTON
WHIG a vehicle of correct political intelligence, and a support-
er of the true principles of republicanism, so essential to the
purity and perfection of all free Governments. It will be his
endeavor, as a faithful sentinel, to guard the citadel of the Cen-
stitution against the dangerous inroads of Locofocoism, and its
offspring, Agrarianism, as well as the daring assumptions of
power on the part of the Executive Government which have,
for the last ten years, been carried to an extent calculated to
rouse/ the fears and beget the most serious apprehensions in
all who love their country and desire the durability of its free
institutions.
With a view to render the Whig interesting, not only to the
politician and man of business, but to the literary reader, it is
the intention of the proprietor to blend, occasionally, when its
columns are not otherwise occupied, the heavier matter of poli-
tics with the lighter, and perhaps more agreeable, productions
of literature. Critical notice will be given, from time to time,
of such works of merit as may issue from the press of this coun-
try, that the reader may be kept apprized of what is doing in
the literary as well as in the political world.
The undersigned has engaged the services of Mr. GEORGE
WATTERSTON to conduct the Editorial department of this pa-
per, who is a gentleman of education, of matured judgment,
of much experience as a public writer, and possessing an
intimate acquaintance with the political and party history of the
country.

The WASHINGTON WHIG will be printed twice a week, on
a double royal sheet, with new type, at $5 per annum, payable
on ieceipt of the first number.
Should sufficient encouragement be afforded, it is proposed to
commence the publication of the WHIG about the middle of De-
cember next; previous to which time it is desirable that the
names of subscribers should be forwarded to the publisher.
JOSEPH BUTLER.
WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 24, 1839.
1j1 Whig Editors are requested to copy.
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 of young chestnut.
Between four 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
with wood.
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,
if the land be sold, will be also offered to persons residing in
the neighborhood or adjoining counties 8 or 10 likely young
SNegroes, and the stock and farming utensils on the place. Per-
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.)


* from Montgomery, when well managed, their position will al-
ways command an extensive local support, in addition to their
general patronage. Immediate possession can be given.
Applications addressed either to
CH. CROMMELIN, Montgomery, Ala.
Or to GEORGE WHITMAN, New Orleans,
Will meet with prompt attention.
P. S. The immediate vicinity of the Harrowgate Springs pre-
sents one of the best situations in the State for the establish-
ment of a Seminary of the first class; in relation to which, any
communication addressed as above, postage paid, will receive
an immediate answer. oct 23-eo3m
OTICE to Boat-builders and Seine-haulers.-
L The subscriber, patentee of the Winged-boat, takes
this method to notify all Boat-builders and Seine-haulers that
he intends calling on them in the course of this fall and the
ensuing winter, and shall expect to find all who have been using
or who intend to use the said improvement on their boats or
batteaux the ensuing spring, to be prepared to pay for the use
of the said improvement, or he shall be compelled to proceed
(against all who refuse) according to law.
nov 7-- w3t JOHN DONN, Patentee.
Potomac Advocate and Alexandria Gazette will give the above
three insertions, and send their bills to the advertiser&
SMALL NOTES.-The subscriber is extensively pre-
pared to print small notes for corporations and individuals,
in a very elegant and superior style, with xylographic grounds
and vignettes, and fancy colors, or plain, as may be required,
on bank note or banker's post paper. Samples will be sent by
mail if requested. Prices as low as any in the country.
The subscriber printed some hundred thousand notes during
the last suspension, and some millions in 1814 and 1815; and
recollects but one attempt to counterfeit his printing, and that
failed.
Persons ordering notes, who do not desire samples and prices,
may rely upon having their orders fulfilled for the amount of
money sent, with the same promptness, liberality, and despatch,
as if present.
Letters must be post paid, and addressed
JOSEPH ROBINSON,
*Printer & Stationer, 110 Market street, Baltimore.
oct 12-2awStp [Globe]J'
LITTELL'S MUSEUM.-T. R. HAMPTON has
been appointed an agent for this valuable monthly pub-
lication insthe District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia,
and with the aid of his son, it will, together with numerous
others, be canvassed. New subscribers will be supplied with
back numbers free of postage.
The Medico-Chirurgical Review, for which he is also agent,
can only be-had at present from January, 1839. Of the same
individual almost any other publication of the day may be or>-
derar frnm nnv nnrt nf the onntrv,. thrnwrh the V'st lo office.


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.
Also, the Whole Art of Carving, illustrated by sixteen en-
gravings.
Also, the Frugal Housewife, the Virginia Housewife, and
Miss Leslie's Complete Cookery. For sale at
R. FARNHAM'S,
oct 4 between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. avenue.
cDONNER, or Truth Through Fiction, by Jacob Ab-
bott.0
Also, Hoary Head, by the same author.
An additional supply just received at the bookstore of
R. FARNHAM,
sept 16 Between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue.
FOR NEW ORLEANS.-The brig Uncas will
sail from Alexandria for New Orleans on or about the
15th instant. For freight or passage inquire on board of
Captain N. Boush, or of the subscriber at Washington City.
nov 7-dtl5th WM. H. WILLIAMS.
FOR NEW ORLEANS.
The coppered ship POTOMAC, CHAS. A. BERRY,
Master, will sail on the 12th instant for the above
port. For freight or passage, apply to the Master on board,
or to HENRY DAINGERFIELD,
nov 7-lw Alexandria.
EN fWARK COLLEtsE, (Del.)-The Winter session
of Newark College will commence on Wednesday, the
30.h inst. and be continued for 24 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 salubrity, and the small num-
ber as well as the moral character of the population presents
few temptations to vice or extravagance.
The course of studies will bear comparison with that of al-
most any College in our country.
The annual expenses, exclusive of books and clothes, need
not exceed $140 or $150.
Connected with the College is a preparatory school, conduct-
ed by a Principal and a Tutor, under the supervision of the
Faculty.
A young man who has not time 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 either or
both departments as are best suited to the object he may have
in view.
Proper times for entering are the beginning and the middle
of each term.
No student is admitted into the College under 14, nor in the
Preparatory Department under 10 years of age.
R. S. MASON,
oct 16-3taw6w President.
R OBINSON'S PRACTICE, vol. 3.-The Practice
in the Courts of Law and Equity in Virginia, by CON-
WAY ROBINSON, volume 3-containing Practice in Criminal
Causes; in cases before Courts of Probate; and in other cases
wherein Appeals are demandable of right, such as mills, roads,
and the like.
This volume will afford, it is believed, material aid to a law-
yer in any part ef the United States. In preparing it, resort
has been had to the decisions of the State courts of Massachu-
setts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and
South Carolina, and- to those of the Supreme and Circuit
Courts of the United States.
Price of the volume, $6 50. Copies will be for sale early in
December by SMITH & PALMER,
nov 6-2aw6wcp Richmond, Va.
VALUABLE PROPERTY FOR SALE IN
ARKANSAS.-3,000 acres of Cotton Land, and 100
NEGROES.
This estate lies in Phillips county, in the State of Arkansas,
and is situated in Walnut bend, on the Mississippi river, twen
ty-five miles above the town of Helena-said to be the highest
river land in that region of country. It was upon this land that
the neighbors around drove their cattle to get food, and to save
them from the high waters of the year 1828. There are six
hundred acres cleared, and a portion of it has been cultivated
in corn two years, which has put it in excellent condition for.
cotton the present year; for the growth of which the soil is
peculiarly well adapted. The improvements are, an Overseer's
house, a first-rate Horse Mill, and fifteen good quarters for ser-
vants. The clearing on the rest of the land is far easier, (the
worst having been gone through,) being less timbered, and most
of that Ash, which is rendered very valuable for its ready sale
at a well-located wood-yard, where several thousand cordsmay
be sold during the year. The Negroes were settled on the land
in the autumn of 1836, and are now considered acclimated.
Out of the hundred, there are seventy-six working hands,
young, strong, and healthy, nearly equally divided as re-
gards sexes. Among them are carpenters, shoemakers, and
several good house servants. They are said, by judges, to com-
pare with any lot of Negroes that have ever been sent to the
Southern country. They have one great advantage over most
Negroes, a desideratum seldom to be met with in so large a
number, viz. that they have not been collected from various
places, but are in families, and have been raised together.
For terms apply to JAMES KENT, near Pig Point, Anne
Arundel county, Maryland, or to JOSEPH KENT, who re-
sides on the premises. Letters for Joseph Kent should be di-
rected to Helena. feb 28-3t&wcptf
AND FOR SALE.-The subscriber offers the estate
upon which he lives for sale. It contains twelve or their.
teen hundred acres. One-halt is under cultivation and limed.
He invites any one disposed to purchase to inspect the premises.
The improvement of it has been my pride for forty years. 300
acres are well set with grass, and 160 or 170 will be seeded in
wheat. Every improvement in good order will be found
upon it.
One-fourth of the purchase money will be required down ;
the balance, being satisfactorily secured, may be paid in ten
annual payments, with interest.
W. H. FOOTE,
oct 93- wtf Six and a half miles from Alexandria.
f" No letters will be answered unless the postage is paid.
ARROWGATEMINERAL SPRINGS, Mont-
gomery County, Alabama.-The Proprietors desire
to lease these well-known premises for a term of one or more
years. To a person of means sufficient, and of capacity entire-
ly competent to manage them, the terms will be liberal. The
well-tested salubrity of the site, the agreeable and healthful
properties of the water, and their great facilities of access,
combine advantages possessed by few other places of public re-
sort. Distant but two miles from Wetumpka, and fourteen miles


The band; Wood up do
Kinloch of Kinloch, with variations
Musette de Nina do
The storm rondo; Lexington waltz
Overture der Freyschutz
Do la Gazza Ladra. aug 19
W D. WALLACH, Civil Engineer, Engineer
e to the Colorado Navigation Company, Mctagorda,
Texas, offers his services to the Public in anyb 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.
REFER TO--
Gen. R. C. Weightman, W -
Messts. Gales & Seaten, Washington.
Messrs. Bradley & Wallach,
Hon. A. C. Horton, )
Hon. E. L. Holmes, Matagorda, Texas.
A. L. Clements, Esq.
oct 1- w9m
N EGROES WANTED.-Clish 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.
july 26-2awcp&lawdptf GEORGE KEPHART.
District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
ORPHANS' COURT, NOVEMBER 1, 1839.
RDERED, 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: VD. N. ROACH,
. nov 2-w3w Register of Wills.
N THE FOUN-DATIONS OF MORALS.-'-
Four Sermons preached before the University of Cam-
bridge, November, 1837, by the Rev. William Whewell, Fel-
low and Tutor of Trinity College; With additional Discourses
and Essays, by (. S. Henry, D. D., Professor of Philosophy in
the University of the city of New York. For sale by
nov 4 (Globe) W. M. MORRISON.


..EW WORKS.-i ather butler and the tough Dearg
Pilgrim, in 2 vols.
The Man About Town, in 2 vols.
The Thugs or Phansigurs of India, comprising a history of
the rise and progress of that extraordinary fraternity of assas-
sins, &c. in 2 vols.
A new supply of Marryat's Diary in America."
Are just received for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation
among the subscribers to the Waverley Circulating Library,
immediately cast of Gadsby's Hotel. oct 29
P LANTS AND BIRDS: Illustrated with colored en-
gravings, for young children, by a Lady. This day pub-
lished, and for sale at the bookstore of R. FARNHAM,
oct 21 Between 9th and 10th sts., Penn. avenue.
'EW EN GLISH BOOKS.-Just received for sale
by F. TAYLOR-
Frbissart's Chivalrous Chronicles of England, France, and
Spain, in 2 large octavo volumes, with illuminated title page and
over one hundred engravings.-" Voila Mon Maitre'"-Walter
Scott.
Bishop Burnet's History of his Own Times; 2 large octavo
volumes, with 51 beautifully engraved portraits, from the paint-
ings of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Vandyke, Sir Peter Lely, &c.
Paul and Virginia, with 330 beautiful illustrations.
Don Quixotte, in Frenchwith six hundred illustrations.
Lodge's Illustrations of British History; 3 volumes octavo.
Southey's Selection of British Poets.
Ritter's History of Ancient Philosophy; 3 vols. octavo, trans-
lated from the German.
Richardson's Dictionary, complete in 1 volume octavo, Lon-
don, 1839.
Colonel Humfrey on the Modern System of Fortification; 1
volume.
Falconer's Marine Dictionary; 1 vol. quarto.
The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, with four hundred
engravings.
England under the Reigns of Edward VI and Mary, with the
Contemporary History of Europe, by Patrick Fraser Tytler; 2
vols. octavo.
Wiffen's Translation of Tasso, with 20 engravings.
Clarke's Riches of Chaucer, with engravings.
Mitford's History of Greece, in 8 vols.
Gil Bias, French, with several hundred engravings.
Moliere, French, in 2 octavo volumes, with several hundred
illustrations.
Basil Montagu's Translation of Bacon's Advancement of
Learning.
And many others, of which the list will be continued in a
subsequent advertisement. oct 28
T HE AMERICAN ALMANAC for 1840.-The
American Almanac and Repository of Knowledge for
1840. Just published and for sale by R. FARNHAM, between
9th and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue. oct 1
EW STEEL PENS.-Washington Capitol Steel
Pen and Treasury Pen, just received by the British
Queen, and for sale at R. FARNHAM'S Stationery Store, be-
ween 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue. oct 8
EW BOOK. -Observations on the Writings of Thomas
N 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 and for sale
by W. M. MORRISON, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
aug 13 (Globe)
r ORTESA, or, The Usurer Match'd; by N. P.
T Willis : Bianca Visconti, or, The Heart Overtasked; by
N. P. Willis: 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
S R. FARNHAM,
june 13' Between 9th and 10th sts. Penn. avenue.
O TEACHERS OF SCHOOLS.-W. FISCHER
has constantly on hand the most extensive assortmentif
Stationery that is kept for sale in the District, embracing every
article used in schools, all of which may be had on the best
terms at Stationers' Hall. july 23
R. ACKERLY, on the Management of Children
In Sickness and ti Health.--Second edition, 1 vol.
Z12no. Price 37 cents.
The Sources of Health and Disease in Communities, or Ele-
mentary Views of "Hygiene," 1 vol. Price 37-cents.
Practical Guide to the Management of the Teeth in health
and decay, 1 volume, by Parmley, Surgeon Dentist. Price 62
cents. F. TAYLOR.
PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, GOVERNMENT
MAPS OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS,
&c. &c. for sale by F. TAYLOR. .
Report of the Secretary of State concerning the boundary
between Missouri and Iowa, with Maps.
Senator Buchanan's Report upon the Maine Boundary;
with Maps. '
New Haven Harbor, 1838, one large sheet Map, with Sound-
ings, &c.; being an extract from the 1U. S. Coast Survey.
Chart of Newark Bay, on a scale of three inches to the mile,
being an extract from the U. S. Coast Survey.
Design for Flinn's Knoll Light, October, 1838.
Chart of Presque Isle Bay, by Lieut. Simpson, U. S. Topo-
graphical Engineers.
Plat exhibiting the state of the Surveys in the Territory of
Florida.
Map of the Fox River, and of the Canals frgm Fond du Lac
to Rock river and the'Ouisconsin.
Maps of the Surveys of the Southeast district of Louisiana;
of the St. Helena district of Louisiana; of the Public Surveys
in Ouisconsinr Territory; of the Cherokee cession id Alaba-
ma; of the die ict north of Red river, Louisiana; bf the Sur-
veying district south of Tennessee; of the Public Surveys in
the north part of Michigan; of the Sources of Connecticut'ri-
ver; of Portland Harbor, Lake Erie; of the U. S. works at the
head bf Presque\Isle Bay; of the U. S. works in Dunkirk Har-
bor, &c. oot 10
1WUSIC FOR THE PIANO FORTE.-Just re-
J.TLV ceived the following pieces of music at the old estab-
lished store, second doer east of the Post Office, where person
requiring any particular piece of music not on hand may obtain
it in a few days by leaving their name.
W. FISCHER.
Songs.-The Ingleside; Away we bound o'er the deep
I dream of all things ; Light of other days
Our way across the sea; Oh soon return
Robin adair; Oft in the still night
The soldier's tear; Hail Columbia
Why don't the men propose; Isabel
Home, sweet home ; Come listen to me
Thou canst not forget; Beautiful Rhine
Away to the mountain brow; Come o'er the moonlit
sea.
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