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VOL. XXXI.


WASHINGTON: TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1843.


No. 95131,


PUBLISiHED BY GALES & SEATON.
TFRMS-
DAILY PAPOa-110 a vyeat -i a snonth for any shorter period.
CouNTRY PAPit-6S a year-4 for six months.
PAYABLl lIN ADVANCe.

FARE REDUCED.
TO TRAVELLERS GOING SOUTH.
The Mail Steamer AouusTa leaving Dradley's Wharf at
6 A. M daily.
BOn and after Monday, the 17th instant,
the Fare by the Steamboat and Rail-
road Line between Washington, D.
C., and Richmond, Va., will be re-
duced to S6 i Promn Richmondto Petersburg the fare is one dol-
lar only, F'id from Petersburg to the Roanoke three dollars. No
enarge f,.r chil.1ren three years of age and under; those over
three years and not mose than twelve half.price; anti colored
persons half-price. No charge on the route for porterage or om-
nibuses.
Excursion parties of twenty or upwards will be taken at reduc-
ed rates.
Freight Train leaves the Creek every Wednesday for Rich-
mond.
For further information apply to the Captain on board at Brad-
ley's Wharf. july 1--d3m
CHIAP AND PLEASANT EXCURSION.




SrEMB r AN RAILROAD ROUTF TO FREDIER-
I -.LR411G AND RICHMOND, VIRGiINIA.-P..r ire
crrnvenisrer of pers'ois wmhn'. t,., make a plIv ,-sa uiir.' .,n d,,r-.
ing be wirmt u.'inher, lirke'v 10 Fredtrlrkiurfi, Virgnin,, wih
the privilege of returning the next d-v, %,iI b- liven f.ir 3 25i,
and to Richmond for 86 50, or the prine of a single ticket only.
The early hour at which the cars now reach Richmond will en-
able persons, under this arrangement, to pass a long afternoon in
Richmond, giving time en.'.,h to visit the public buildings and
beautiful scenery of Richmond and to transact any business not
requiring much time. july 21-dim
NOTICE.-CHANGE OF DAYS.



THROUGH IN ONE DAY.
THE Leesburg and Winchester stage will, on and after the
l7th instant, leave Washington on Mondays, Wednesdays,
and Fridays, and leave Winchester the alternate days, at 4
o'clock: in the morning; (rest day Sabbath.) Passengers called
for and'putdown in any reasonable part of the city.
Office at Peck's, opposite Brown s Hotel. The office will be
open on the Sabbath from six to ten o'clock in the evening.
JOS. PECK, Agent for
july 17-6t2taw J. MRALEIY & C'l. Proprietors.
S FOR NORFOLK TWICE A WEEK.
iThe new, fast, and superior Steamer
OSCEOLA will leave Washington
every Tuesday and Saturday at 9
o'clock A. M. and Alexandria at 10
o'clock. Returning, will leave Norfolk and Portsmouth every
M nday and Thursday at 6 o'clock A. M. Passage and fare $6.
She will arrive in time for the Portsmouth and Roanoke railroad
cars. Travellers will find this a pleasant route, with no loss of rest
or change of baggage. Passage through to Weldon 89. Freight
destined for the Portsmouth and Roanoke railroad, Petersburg, or
Richmond must be paid for at Washington.
Passengers Will be taken off or landed at the different landings
on the Potomac. She will stop in Cone Saturday's ,oing and
Monday's returning.
up 22-eotf JAMES MITCHELL, Master.

ACCOMMODATION.
SOn and after Monday next, the 1 'th
instant, the hours of departure of the
steamboat PHENIX will until fur-
ther notice be as follows, viz.
Leave Alexandria at 8, 10, 2j; and 4J o'clock, for Washington.
Leave Washington at 9, 11, 3i, and 6J o'clock, for Alexandria.
Leave Alexandria for Georgetown at 12 o'clock.
Leave Georgetown for Alexandria at 1 o'clock.
spr8-d JAMES GUY, Jr. Captain.
S W.ASHINGTON AND ALEXANDRIA BOAT.
Passage 121j cents; Freight as usual.
The Steamboat JOSEPH JOHNSON
continues to ply between the above
places, and will, until further notice,
Depart as follows : .
Leave WaihiniLnn 8, 10, 12-, 2J, and 4J.
Leave Alexandria 9, 11, I, 34, and 54.
sp 10-d IC NArIlt- ALLEN, Ciptain.
IMAIJteD PROPOSALS will be received by the under-
T signed until Friday, the 18th instant, for grading aud gravel.
ling H street north, from 3d to 5th streets west. The gravel to
contain no stones or pebbles larger than two ounces weight, and
to average six inches deep.
Separate proposals will he received as above for constructing a
culvert across H 'street, over the water course, according to a plan
and specification which will be shown by the Commissioner.
WILLIAM COOPER, Jr.
Commissioner of the Third Ward.
SAMUEL WROE,
THOMAS C. DONN,
aug 7-td Assistant Commissioners.
'%WAS FOUND, some time ago, a GOLD GUARD
T CHAIN, which the owner can have by coming forward,
proving property, and paying for this advertisement. Inquire of
Benjamin Spelman, at Brown's Hotel. aug 8-3t
rBsHIE ATTACHE, or Sam Slick in England, by the ait-
JI Thor of 1* Sayinu s and Doings of Sam Slick," in book form
complete, 25'cents, just received by P. TAYLOR.
Also, Selections from the writings of Mrs. Davidson, 1 vol.;
Philip on Protracted Indigestion, I vol.; Ladies' Book for Au-
gust. aug 2
U OR SALE, a'Parm of 411 acres, in Montgomery county,
FMatyland, lying on the main road from Georgetown, D.
C. to Prealerick city, five and a half miles from Rockville, the
county town. It contains from eighty to ninety acres of woods;
the remainder arable land, easily improved by plaster and clover,
which have been tried. There may be made a very extensive
and excellent meadow, of which twenty to twenty.five acres may
be irrigated. There are several springs of pure water on the
premises, two of them near the dwelling, and running streams
on the north and south side of the farm. Of fruits, there are ap.
ples, peaches, pears, and cherries, and a young apple orchard of
choice varieties. The situation is perfectly healthy.
The property will be shown by Dr. Thomas Patterson, living on
the premises, and the terms made known on application to the
subscribers, verbally or by letter.
BRADLEY & THRUSTON,
July 27-2aw2w General Agents, &c.
i ORS E STRAYED.-Strayed from the premises of the
subscriber, on 14th street west, between P and Q streets,
a large bay horse. This horse has white feet, a white spot on his
forehead, and a large tail. He has lost a shoe from his right foot
behind. He was seen near the Columbia College on Tuesday
morning last, 13th instant.
Pive Dollars Reward will be paid to any person who will
l-ing him to the subscriber at the place above named.
june 17-2tif&tf JULIUS KNOP.
0t10| CARDS NEW PENS.-W. FISCHER
tSf qVL hasjust received by the ship Philadelphia, from
tiose unrivalled manufacturers, Messrs. James Perry & Co.
london, 2,000 cards of their three-pointed elastic spring and extra
fae Pens. Also, an entirely new article called the curve cut;
large and small barrel Pens, which on trial will be found to pos-
3ss more of the necessary elasticity for the production of good
voting and expedition than any other Pens in use. For whole
lie snd retail only at Stationers' Hall.
one 2 W. FISCHER.
I' lAIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE That the subscribers
have obtained from the Orphans' Court of Charles county,
in Maryland. letters testamentary on the personal estate of James
IB. Pye, late of said county, deceased. All persons having claims
against the said deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same
with the vouchers thereof, properly stithenticated, to the subscri-
bers on or before the twentieth day of Jantary next; they may
otherwise, by law, be excluded from all benefit of the said es-
tate. Given under our hands this thirteenth day of July, 1843.
ELLEN C. PYE, Exe'x.
l Ny 19-taw4w EDWARD A. PYE, Exe'r.
OR SAI E that valuable property en the south side of F
s ," street, between lIlh and 12th streets, adjoining the proper-
ty of D. Clageit. This property fronts fifty feet upon F street,
by about one hundred feet in epth. Has upon it a two-story
brick house and a frame building, which rent for two hundred
doller per annum.
Also, a very desirable two-story brick house and lot near the
War Office, and immediately opposite to Major Andrewa's. For
terms, which will be accommodating, apply to
J. I. STULL,
Cashier Farmers and Mechanics Bank, or to
en l8-d..&ntAeodtf CHARLES J. NOURSE.
^STiPHENS'S SECOND BOOK ON YUCATAN
I and the Antiquities of Central America. A new supply just
received by P. TAYLOR.
N OTIC5.--The partnership, in the milling business, here-
tofore existing between the subscribers under the firm of
Davis & Dodge, expired on the ltth instant, by is own limitation.
THOMAS I. DAVIS,


'FRA'S DODGE.
The business will be carried on as usual by the subscriber.
* jnly 27--2awlm THOMAS I. DAVIS.
F OR RBNT the two-story Brick Dwelling at the
t, corner of I end 7th streets, adjoining the residence of
i, U BAndrew Rothwell, Esq., containing eight well-finished
rooms. w'1h bdasement room, kitchen, and cellar. A good sized
S garden Is attached to the pr-emises. Possessiongiven on orabout
the mr of September neat. in the mean time, the house will
undergo thorough repairs.
Per terms, &c. apply to Messrs. R. W. Dyer & Co., Auction-
eers, or to the siberiber.
J i' lS-o wd JOHN OONEIL


TazAsuOY DD AnBRTMaNT, Juty 3, 1843.
N OTICE to applicants for renewal of lost Certifi-
.. cates of Stock, or for payment of lost Treasury
drafts or Treasury nlotes.-From the imperfect form in
which applications are frequently presented at this Department
for renewal of certificates of stock or pimeneii milr.i-'.v. drafts
or Treasury netes, lost or destroyed, it Jpdeemetd proper toin-
'form those whom it may concern, that the Department expects
erery such application to be accompanied by the following docu-
ments:
I. A statement, on oath or affirmation, by the applicant, show-
ing the time, place, and all other circumstances attending the loss
or destruction of the certificate, draft, or note, with its letter, num-
ber, date, amount, the rate of interest it bears; the time to which
interest, if any, has been paid ; in whose favor it was issued ;
when made payable; together with every other particular relat-
ing to it, within the knowledge of the applicant.
2. An instrument in writing, to be sign-d b% 1hf 'i.-I.liC 't, with
two sureties, reciting the particulars lIer.,iolmefore specitf..ki by
which such applicant and his sureties shall joiritly and s-eaerlli
agree to pay to any person who may establish s vaiud clamn, to the
certificate, draft, or note so alleged to have bean l.et -r d-ist or -
ed, the full value thereof on demand, with interest until paid;
and also, to pay to the United States any sum which shall appear
to have been erroneously paid to such claimant pursuant to the
said application, with interest until paid. Such instrument is to
be executed in the presence of a Judge or District Attorney of the
United States, or a Judge of a Supreme or Superior Court of any
State, by whom the sufficiency of the sureties, in double the amount
claimed, must be certified.
3. A copy of a public advertisement of the loss or destruction
of the certificate, draft, or note, made by the party in a newspaper
published at or near the place of such loss or destruction, accom-
panied by the affidavit of the printer or publisher of the same that
the said advertisement had been inserted in the said paper for six
sasecative weeks. J. C. SPENCER,
July 12-3taw6w Secretory of the Treasury.
3 H1 BO S' AN1 GIRLS' MAGAZINE, Noes.
U- 2 and 3, edited by Mrs. S. Colman. Regular contribu-
tars: Jacob Abbott, author of the Rollo Books; T. S. Arthur, au-
thor of many popular stories ; Mrs. F. S. Osgood and Mrs. Eliza
Goodwin. Just received and for sale at the bookstore of
R. PARNHAM,
mar31 Corner of 11th street and Penn. avenue.
rIHE THEORY, PRACTICE, anid ARCHITEC-
i TURE OF BRIDGES of stone, iron, timber, and
wire, in 3 large volumes, London, 1843; with 230 engravings.
The Theory of Bridges, by James Hann, King's College, Lon-
don ; principles of construction, translated from Gauthey; Theo-
ry of the Arch, &c. by Professor Mosely ; Papers on Foundations,
by T, Hughes, Civil Engineer; lssays and Treatises, by Winm.
Hosking; a single copy, imported per Gheat Western by P.
TAYLOR, is this day received. Also, Buck on Oblique Bridges,
I vol. quarto. Hart on the Construction of Oblique Arches, I
vol. quarto. Bland on the Construction of Arches, Piers, But-
tresses, &c. 1 volume octavo. Sir Howard Douglas on Military
Bridges, 1 vol octavo. Navier Lecons sour leas Fonts et Chaun
sees, 2 vols. Paris. Pope on Bridge Architectre. The princi-
pie, construction, and practical execution oBridges, by Ithiel
Town. The Mechanical Principles of Engineering and Archi-
tecture, by Professor Mosely, 1 vol. London, 1843. Walton's
Problems, illustrative of the principles of Theoretical Mechanics,
I vol. London, 1843. Transactions of Institute of Civil Engineers,
volume 3, quarto, London, 1843, Professional Papers of the Royal
Engineers, volume 5, quarto, London, 1843. Nicholson on Ma-
sonry. Shaw's operative Masonry. Barlow on the strength of
Materials. Turnbull on the strength and stress of cast iron Beams
and Columns. Vicat on Cements. Robison's Mechanical Philo-
sophy, 4 vols. Edinburgh. And a variety of valuable works on
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, in which the same
subjects are treated of.
*** Books, Stationery, Periodicals, and any thing else import-
ed to order from England and France.
july 20 F. TAYLOR.
ARMING AND GARDENING,.-The following
works (among many others on hand on the same subjects)
are lately received, for sale by F. TAYLOR, many of them im-
ported direct from London :
Sproule's Agriculture, 1 volume, London, 1843; Youatt on the
Horse, 1 vol. London, 1843; Bainbridge's Guide to the Conser-
vatory, Hot house, and Gireen-house, 1 vol. London, 1842; Bevan
on the Honey Bee, 1 vel. 1843; Weeks's Bee Manual, and seve-
ral other works, both English and American, on this subject;
Squarrey's Agricultural Chemistry ; alko, Liebig's, Johnson's, Sir
Humphrey Davy's, and others; Hog on the Carnation; Main on
Domestri Pruliry; Johnson on Manures and Fertilizers, 1 vol
London; Donaldson on Manures, on Grasses, and on Farming
generally, I vol. London; Mahlenberg on Grasses; Vaux on
Til ing and Fertilizing Land,' 1 vol. London ; Cattle, their Breeds,
Management, and Diseases, by the British Society; Calcareous
Manures, by Edmund Rtuffin, of Virginia; American Flower Gas-
den Directory, by Buist; Lorain's Practical Husbandry; Jesse
Buel's Farmer's Companion; Britis-h Husbandry, I vol. published
by the British Society; The Complete Grazier, 1 volume octavo,
London; Outlines of Flemish Husbandry and Reports of Select
FarmsI, I volume, London; Hayward's Horticulture; The Fruit,
Flower, and Kitchen Garden, by P. Neill; Practical Gardener
end Modern Horticulturist, by Mclntosh; Botanical Text Book,
by Asa Gmay, I vol. New York, 1842; and numerous other valu-
able works on Husbandry, in all its various branches. (List to be
continued.)
Lo'idon's Encyclopedias of Gardenimng and Agriculture, for sale
at $9 50 each, (a few copies only,) the usual price being $15.
june 8
HISTORY OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS,
embracing their antiquities, mythology, and legends; their
discovery by Europeans in the sixteenth century ; their re-dis-
covery by Cook ; with their civil, religious, and political history
from the earliest period to the present time; t volume, with a map
and many engravings, by J. J. Jarves. Just published (1843)
and for sale by
june 28 F. TAYLOR.
n3lHE LONDON PICTO1IiAL TIME! for 3d June,
l. othJacne, and t7th June, 1843.-Copies of this magni-
ficent newspa..r r ,,,- .I-.e.i i J, ,-er Great Western steam-
erby P. TAYI.1R. O I....k4il, r i. i.- ., beexamined at his store.
Will be supplied regularly to subscribers, or sold by the single
number. july 4
TEPHENS'S INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN
S YUCATAN. Just'received by P. TAYLOR,
Immediately east or G J. 's.
Also, No. I of Harper's new cheap edition of the Piiil, Libra-
ry, 25 cents per volume. mar 29
ALUABLE RAPPAHANNOCK LAND FOR
SALE.-The subscriber would, at any time within the
'next twelve months, sell the estate on which he resides, called
Gaymont, and, conjunctively, about forty five valuable negroes,
with the growing crops, stocks, and utensils, household furniture,
and appurtenances-of every kind. It comprises 2,200 acres ;
about one moiety of which is arable, and the improvement exhi-
bited by a considerable proportion of which strikingly denmon-
strates its capacity for a very high degree of fertlity from the
use of marl, which abounds in various convenient points. The
balance is in timber and pasture. The buildings of every descrip-
tim are sufficiently large and commodious, the site beautiful, and
the neighborhood scarcely surpassed in Virginia; and, although
not exempt from that class of diseases usually incident to tide-
water, this objection loses much of its force in the consideration
that they are brief in their duration, mild in their character, and
that a refuge, convenient and of a security which the experience
ofmany years has proved to be almost absolute, is afforded in the
vicinity of the Rappahannock Academy or .the town of Port I oyal,
between which it is equi distant two and a half miles. The only
condition required of the purchaser will be security for the punc-
tual payment of the interest upon such amount as he may choose
to leave unpaid. Possession given when desired, and the premi-
ses and terms shown, in my absence, by my manager Mr. Jeter,
or my neighbors, Philip Lightioot or John Taylor,'.Esqrs.
JOHN H. BERNARD,
may 11-w6mcp Port Royal, Caroline county, Va.
P. S. Admonished that the above is not sufficiently taking to
invite that inspection to which he would rather refer such details
as are sometimes set forth with much pomp; and with a view to
give to the objection stated only its due prominence, the following
is subjoined. In a period of nearly thirty years no single instance
is recollected of disease at all referable to climate, terminating
fatally either in the family of the subscriber or those of his mana-
gers; neither amongst the negroes, with the exception of a few
children and two house servants (recently purchased) some twenty
years ago. A house in the town of Port Royal (to which the estate
is adjacent) beautifully situated on the river, long the residence
of different members of his family, whose health has at no time sus-
tained the slightest interruption, would be included with the above.
Few establishments in this county combine more of comfort and
embellishment, or more varied attractions, and such as would only
be relinquished for paramount considerations.
may 31 J. H. BERNARD
HEAP BOOKS.-P. TAYLOR has on hand a large
and valuable collection of Books in every branch of Litera-
ture, Science, and Art, Law, Medicine and Surgery, Theology,
History, Botany and Agriculture, Classical Literature and Trans-
lations, Poetry and the Drama, Geology and Mineralogy, Chem-
istry, Mathematics, and all other of the Practical Sciences,
which he offers for sale at extremely low prices-many of them at
cost, some of them at less than cost, and in every case at the low-
est price at which the same can be purchased in any nf the North-
ern cities.
Purchasers ordering from a distance may rely on finding this
to be the case. The advertiser purchases little from the North-
ern booksellers, but chiefly at the trade sales, (wholesale auc-
tions,) where they lay in their supplies, and at the same prices
with them. He is able, therefore, to sell at as small an advance
as any bookseller any where in the United States, and willing to
do so. This is known to all those who have taken the trouble to
ascertain the fact.
Foreign editions he imports direct from London and Paris,
buying them for cash in advance in those cities, and they are not
sold for lower prices any where in the United States than in his
establishment.


A good collection of French books will be found with the ad-
vertiser, to which additions are constantly made. Also, a few of
the best authors in the Spanish, Italian, and German languages,
with the best books of instruction in each, while on the subjects
of History, Naval and Military Science and Service, Geology and
Mineralogy, Currency, Finance, and Legislation, and on Engi-
neering, Architecture, and Mechanics, in all their various brsnch-
es, as good collections are probably not for sale in the United States
as those which may be found at his store.
Orders from a distance, it may he relied upon, will be promptly
attended to, and upon the same terms as if the purchaser were
upon the spot.
Uka, Stationery, and Periodicals, or any thing else, imported
to oer from London end Paris. july 18-cp


SANDS'S SARSAPARILLA.
MPROVEMENT in whatever regards the happiness and
welfare of our race is constantly on the march to perfection,
and with each succeeding day some new problem is solved or
some profound secretrevealed, having an importantand direct bear-
ing over man's highest destinies. If we take a retrospective view
over the past twenty years, how is the mind struck with wonder!
What rapid strides has science made in every departmentof civil-
ized life, particularly in that which relates to the knowledge of the
human system in health and disease I How valuable and indis-
pensable are the curative means recently discovered through the
agency of chemistry How does the imagination kindle and our
admiration glow at the ingenuity, the near approach to the stand-
ard of perfection of the present time I Through the elaborate
investigations of Physiology, or the science of life, and the pa-
thology of prevalent diseases, much valuable practical knowledge
has ben gained. In consequence of becoming acquainted with
the organization, the elements of the various tissues and struc-
tures of the system, remedies have been sought after and discov-
ered exactly adapted t) combine with, neutralize, and expel mor-
bific matter, the cause of disease, and substitute healthy action in
its place. The beautiful simplicity of this mode of treatment is
not only suggested by the pathology of diseases, not only grateful
to the sufferer, but perfectly in consonance with the operations of
nature, and satisfactory to the views and reasoning of every in-
telligent reflecting mind. It is thus that Sands's Sarsaparilla, a
scientific combination of essential principles of the most valuable
vegetable substances, operates upon the system. The Sarsapa-
rilla is combined with the most effectual aids, the most salutary
productions, the most potent samples of the vegetable kingdom;
and its unprecedented success in the restoration to health of
those who had long pined under the most distressing chronic
maladies, has given it an exalted character, furnishing as it does
evidence of its own intrinsic value, and recommending it to the
afflicted in terms the afflicted only can know. It bas long been
a most important desideratum in the practice of medicine to obtain
a remedy similar to this-one that would act on the liver, sto-
mach, and bowels with all the precision and potency of mineral
preparations, yet without any of their deleterious effects upon the
vital powers of the system.

The attention of the reader is respectfully called to thie follow-
ing certificates. However great achievements have heretofore
been made by the use of this invaluable medicine, yet daily ex-
perience shows results still more remarkable. The proprietors here
avail themselves of the opportunity of saying it is a source of
constant satisfaction that they fire made the means of relieving
such an amount of suffering.
NxWARK, N J. DECEMBSn 13, 1842.
Messrs. Sands: Gentlemen: Words cannot expressed the
gratitude I feel for your treatment to me, a stranger, suffering
under one of the most loathsome diseases that nature is capable ot
bearing. The disease with which I was afflicted commenced with
inflammation of the eyes, in the year 1836, which caused almost
total bliindness. For this I was treated and finally relieved, but
the remedies were such as to cause the development of a scrofu-
lous affection on my left arm near the elbow.
The pain extended from the shoulder to the end of my fingers,
and for two years my sufferings were beyond description. I tried
various remedies and consulted different physicians in New York,
and amongst them the late Doctor Bushe, who told me the disease
of the arm was caused by the large quantity of mercury taken to
cure the inflammation of my eyes.
My sufferings continued, the arm enlarged, tumors formed in
different places, and in a few months discharged, making ten
running ulcers at one time; some above and some below the
elbow, and the discharge was so offensive that no person could
bear to be in the room where I was. I then applied to another
distinguished physician, who told me amputation of the arm was
the only thing that could save my life, as it was impossible to
cure so dreadful a disease ; but, as 1 was unwilling to consent to
it, he recommended me to use Swaim's Panacea freely, which I
did without deriving but little benefit. For three years I was
unable to raise my hand to my head or comb my hair ; and the
scrofula now made its appearance on my head, destroying the
bone in different places, causing extensive ulcerations, and I fear-
ed it might reach and destroy the brain ; the head swelled very
much, accompanied with violent pain : numerous external reme-
dies were recommended, but they did no good. About a year
sinco I was taken severely ill with a swelling of the body from
head to foot, so that 1 was entirely helpless. The doctor advised
me togo te the hospital, for he did not understand my case. For
the last few months I had been afflicted with a severe pain in
both sides, at times so hard I could scarcely get my breath. A
hacking cough constantly annoyed me, and this, combined with
other maladies, rendered me trtly miserable. Such, gentlemen,
had been my situation for seven years of my life, when I com-
menced the use ef your Sarsaparilla ; but as my case was con-
sidered hopeless, and the near prospect of a speedy dissolution
seemed inevitable, I felt but little encouragement to persevere.
The persuasion of friends induced me to try your medicine,
which in a few days produced a great change in my system gen-
erally by causing an appetite, relieving the pains, and giving me
strength. As success inspires confidence, I was encouraged to
persevere. My pains grew easier, my strength returned, food
relished, the elders healed, new flesh formed, and I once more
felt within me that I might get well. 1 have now used the Sar-
saparilla about two months and am like a different being. The
arm that was to be amputated has entirely healed-a thing that
seemed impossible. I can scarcely believe the evidence of my
own eyes, but such is the fact; and it is now as useful as at any
period of my life, and my general health is better than it has
been for years past.
Health I what magic in the word, how many thousands have
sought it in foreign lands and sunny climes, and have sought in
vain I Yet it came to me when I had given up to die; and as I
feel the pulsations of health coursing through my veins, my whole
heart and soul go forth in fervent gratitude to the Author of all
our sure mercies that he has been graciously pleased to bless the
means made use of. Truly have you proved yourself the good
Samaritan to the afflicted; for next to my Creator my life is in-
debted to you, or rather the use of your invaluable Sarsaparilla.
The value of such a medicine is countless beyond price-money
cannot pay for it. I have been raised from death, I may say, for
my friends and myself thought it impossible 1 could recover.
And now, gentlemen, suffer me to add another proof, certified,
too, by my friends and guardians, as a just acknowledgment of
the virtues of your health-restoring Sarsaparilla. That the af
flicted may also use it,'and enjoy the benefits it alone can confer,
ia the heartfelt, fervent wish of their and your friend,
MARTHA CONLIN.

I know Martha Conlin, and believe what she states in this do-
cument to be perfectly true. JOHN POWER
Vicar General of New York, Rector of St. Peter's Church.
Given, at New York, this 14th day of December, 1842.

I know Martha Conlin, and have known of her suffering illness.
tJOHN DUBOIS, Bishop of New York.

I place full confidence in the statement made by Martha Con.
lin, having known her the past twenty years. I will cheerfully
give any particulars in relation to hier case to those who may wish
further information. Sr. ELIZABETH,
Superior of the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Prince street,
N. Y., December 14, 1842.

1 have confidence in the representations made by Martha Con-
lin, and have full knowledge of her case.
ELIJAH P. PURDY,
Dec. 14, 1842. Alderman 10th Ward ofthe city of New York.

Martha Conlin has lived in my family the last thirteen years,
and I hereby certify the foregoing statement made by herself is
correct. MARY B. LLOYD,
No. 604, Broad st., Newark, N. J.

WONDERFUL EFFECTS OF SANDS'S SARSAPARILLA IN
NORWICH, connN.)
Read the following from Mrs. William Phillips, who has long
resided at the Falls. The facts are well known to all the old re-
sidents in that part of the city :
Messrs A. B. Sands & Co.: Sirs : Most gratefully do I em-
brace this opportunity for stating to you the great relief I obtained
from the use of your Sarsaparilla. I shall also be happy, through
you, to publish to all who are afflicted, as 1 lately was, the account
of my unexpected, and even for a long while despaired of, cure.
Mine is a painful story; and trying and sickening as is the narra-
tise of it, for the sake of many who may be so surely relieved, I
will briefly yet accurately state it.
Nineteen years ago last April a fit of sickness left me with an
erysipelas eruption. Dropsicalcollections immediately took place
over the entire surface of my body, causing such an enlargement
that it was necess, ry to add a half yard to the size of my dresses
around the waist. Next followed upon my limbs ulcers, painful
beyond description. For years, both in summer and winter, the
only mitigation of my suffering was found in pouring upon those
parts cold water. From my limbs the pain extended over my
whole body. There was literally for me no rest by day or by
night. Upon lying down these pains would shoot through my sys-
tem and compel me to arise, and for hours together walk the
house, so that I was almost entirely deprived of sleep. During
this time the erysipelas continued active and the ulcers enlarged,
and so deeply have these eaten, that for two and a half years they
have been subject tobleeding. During these almost twenty years
1 have consulted many physicians. These have called my dis-
ease-as it was attended with an obstinate cough, and a steady
and active pain in my side-a dropsical consumption; and though
they have been skilful practitioners, they were not able to afford
my case only partial relief. I had many other difficulties, too
complicated to describe. I have also used many of the medicines
that have been recommended as infallible cures for this disease,
yet these all failed, and I was most emphatically growing worse.
In this critical condition, given up by friends, and expecting for
myself relief only in death, I was, by the timely interposition of
a kind Providence, furnished with your to me invaluable Sarsa-
parilla. A single bottle gave me an assurance of health, which
for twenty years I had not once felt. Upon taking the second
bottle my enlargement diminished, and in twelve days from the


8th of Octoberwhen I commenced taking your Sarsaparilla, I
was able to enjoy sleep undressed by night, as refreshing as any
I ever enjoyed when in perfect health. Besides, I was in this
short time relieved from all those excruciating and unalleviated
pains that had afflicted my days, as well as robbed me of my
nights' repose. The ulcers upon my limbs are healed, the ery-
sipelas cured, and my size reduced nearly to my former measure.
Thus much do I feel it a privilege to testify to the efficacy of
your health-restoring Sarsaparilla. A thousand thanks, sirs, from
one whose comfort and whose hope of future health are due, un-
der God, to your instrumentality. And may the same Providence
that directed me to your aid make'you the happy and honored in-
struments of blessing others as diseased and despairing as your
much relieved and very grateful friend.
ASENATH M, PHILLIPS.


New London, Co. as. Norwich, Nov. 4,1842.
Personally appeared the above-named Asenath M. Phillips, and
made oath to the facts contained in the foregoing statement before
me. RUFUS W. MATHEWSON,
Justice of the Peace.
Being personally acquainted with Mrs. Phillips, I certify that
Sthe above Usserted facts are substantially true.
WM. H. RICHARDS,
Minister of the Gospel at Norwich, Conn.
Prepared and sold, wholesale anJ retail, and for exportation,
by A. B. SANDS & Co. Druggists and Chemists, Granite Build-
ings, No. 273 Broadway, coiner of Chambers street, New York.
Authorized agent for the Proprietors in Washington, Robert
Farnham ; in Alexandria, D. C, Wmin. Stabler & Co.; in Rich-
mond, Va. A. Duval & Co.; in Norfolk, M. A.Santos ; in Charles.
ton, S. C., Haviland, Harrall & Allen; in Mobile, Mosely & Co.;
in New Orleans, Sickles & Co.; in Baltimore, J. A. Reed, corner
Gay and Saratoga streets ; in Philadelphia, S. P. Thompson, cor-
ner of Walnut and Fifth streets in Boston, Smith & Fowels, 138
Washington street; and sold by Druggists generally in the differ-
ent cities and towns in the United States.
Price $1 per bottle, or six bottles for $5.
r' CAUTION.-Purchasere are respectfully requested to re-
member that it is SANDs'S SARSAPAaILLA that has effected these
remarkable cores. Therefore ask particularly for Sands's, and
take no other, as there are various preparations bearing similar
names, dec 30-eoly
PROPOSALS FOR CHAIN IRON.

NAVY AoaNT'S OFIGCE,
WASHINGTON, JULY 28, 1843.
P ROPOSALS will be received at this office until three
o'clock on the first day of September ensuing, to deliver at
the navy yard in this city the following chain iron, for eighteen
chain cables, 1 11-16 inches in diameter, each 150 fathoms long,
constituting the following bill of iron, viz :
35,100 links I H1-16 inches diameter-20( inches long
450 links 1 13 16 inches in diameter-22i inches long
20 feet 3J inch by 2f oval pin iron
90 feet 21 do 2 do do
70 swivel, 198 shackle, and 18 box pieces.
Specifications of the swivel, shackle, box pieces an4 oval pin
iron, can be seen on application at this office; all of the above iron
must be the very best American, and undergo such proof, under
the increased tests and inspection, as the commandant of the yard
may subject it to; to be delivered free of expense to tihe Govern-
ment, and in as short a time after the contract is made as is pos-
sible, which time will be designated in the contract.
Bonds with good and sufficient sureties in double the amount of
the contract will be required, and a reservation made from each
payment of ten per cent. till the contract is completed.
WM. B. SCOTT, Navy Agent.
1 1To be published three times a week till first September
next, in the following papers, (which will please forward a copy
of the same to the Navy Agent's office,) viz. Morning Poat,
Daily Times, Boston ; Journal of Commerce, Aurora and Union,
New York ; Republican Herald, Providence, Rhode Island;
American Sentinel, Public Ledger, Philadelphia; National En-
quirer, Democratic Signal, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ; Sun, Re-
publican, Baltimore; Enquirer, Richmond; Daily Morning Post,
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania ; Madisonian, Intelligencer, and Specta-
tor, Washington city. aug 4-tSepl
I-RUSTEEIS SALE OF GROUND-RENTS and
f other property in Georgetown avid Washington.
Under the authority of a decree of the Circuit Court of the Dis-
trict of Columbia for the county ef Washington, passed in a cause
wherein Julianna Williamson and others are complainants, and
George W. Williamson, Adolphus Williamson, Joseph M, Wil-
liamson, Garrett V. H. de Witt and Julianna, his wife, Thos. P.
Scott, and Charles A. WiRiamson are defendants, the subscriber
will expose to sale at public austiou on Monday, the 18th day ot
September next, at 12 o'clock at noon, in front of the premises, the
following ground-rents and property in Georgetown, District of
Columbia, to wit:,
I. A rent of $79 50 per annum secured upon 53 feet front, part
of lot No. 22, on High street. The improvements on the lot are
a two story brick house, owned by Mr. John Waters and occupied
by Mr. Richard T. Queen.
2. Rent of $30 secured upon 30 feet front or thereabouts, part of
lot No. 13. Improvements two two-story frame houses belonging
to Mr. Ludeke.
3. Rent of 827 50 secured upon 25 feet front, part of lota Nos.
127 and 128. Improvements, a two-story house and store, partly
brick and partly frame, occupied by Mr. Kidwell.
4. Rent of $22 secured upon 22 feet front, other part of same
lots. improvements, a two-story brick house belonging to D
Craig's heirs.
5. Rent of $40 50 secured upon 36 feet 9 inches front or there"
about, part of the same lots Improvements, a new two story
frame house belonging to Mr. Kengla.
6. Rent of $51 70 secured upon 47 feet front, part of lot No.
157. Improvements, two three-story brick houses and stories be
longing to Mr. George A. Bohrer,
7. Rent of $19 80 secured upo n 18 feet front, other part of tihe
last named lot. Improvemeatas, a two-atcory brick house occupied
by Mrs. Stone.
8. Also other part of lot No. 157, fronting 46 feet, with the frame
tenements thereon, occupied by Mrs. Crown.
9. Also part of lot No. 19, fronting 25 feet.
All the lots are upon High street and in Beatty & Hawkinas's ad-
dition. Tfile rents are payable annually on the 1st of May.
And under authority of the same decree, the subscriber will ex-
pose to sale at public auction, at 4 o'clock in the a temnoon, on the
same day, in front of the premises, thie following real estate in the
city of Washington, namely :
Lots Nos. 6 and 7, in square No. 291, with the brick houses
thereon, now occupied by Wmin. Thomas as a tavern near the new
Theatre.
Terms of sale: One-fifth of the purchase money in cash, and
the residue in two equal payments at six an I twelve months, with
interest from the day of sale. The purthaser's bonds for the re-
sidue will be taken, with a deed of trust at his cost. And a con
veyance will be executed by the Trustee on the final ratification
of the sale and full payment of the purchase money, also at the
purchaser's expense. If the terms of sale be not complied with
in one week from the day of sale, the property will be resold on
one week's notice at the purchaser's risk.
CH. A. WILLIHAMSON, Trustee.
For further information apply at the office of the subscriber in
Georgetown.
july 14-3tufwta W. REDIN.
M R. CALHOUN'S SPEECHES.-Speeches of John
C. Calhoun, delivered in Congress from 1811 to the pre-
sent time, in one large octavo volume, price 81 25. Just pub-
lished and this day received for sile by
july 4 P. TAYLOR.
OLD LEAF AND DENTISTS' FOIL.-W.
FISCHER has just received a large supply of King's deep
Gold Laf and Dentists' Foil, which is equal if not superior to
any heretofore made by himu; a i 'i'i 1 ,ihich will be con-
stantly kept for wholesale and -', ,, "ru..i, s Hall. may 10


W AVERLEY NOVELS, chealp,complete for3S5 50,
good edition neatly and strongly bound in full cloth.
may 3FF. TAYLOR.
N ELSONIAN REMINISCENCES, by Lieum. G.S.
A Parsons, R. N. Just published, and for sale at MORR1-
SON'S Bookstore. Jan 18


C ICERO'S ORATIONS, translated by Professor Dun-
can, of Aberdeen University. I vol. octavo, large type. A
few copies just imported by F. TAYLOR, price $1 75. English
price 10s. sterling. july 8
N OTICE.-The creditors of George Marbury under the In
solvent law are hereby notified to produce their several
claims to me, duly authenticated, on or before the 15th day of
August next, in order that a dividend of the assets of the said
George Marbury may he made, which will be paid to the said
creditors in a reasonable time thereafter.
H. NAYLOR, Trustee of
july 12-3td&lawtd George Marbury.
OME, by Frederika Bremer, author of "The Neighbors,"
U translated by Mary Howitt,just published (cheap edition in
hook form) and this day received, price 15 cents, and for sale by
P.TAYLOR.
Also, Lady Sale's Journal of the Disasters of the British Army
in Affghanistan, complete in book form for 15 cents, may 19
pROFISSIONAL PAPERS OF THE ROYAL
S ENGINEERS, Vol. 5.-Papers on subjects connect-
ed with the duties of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 5th volume,
quarto, with many engravings. Just published, and imported di-
rectfrom London, by F.TAYLO, and this day received.
SRAVITATIiG INKSTANDS.-W. FISCHER has
S recently received for sale a novel Inkstand, called the gra-
vitating, patented by Messrs. James Perry & Co., London, which,
to be appreciated, must he seen. mar 29
ARM.Y REGISTER.-Just published and for sale at
Stationers' Hall, the official Army Register for 1843, by
order of the Secre ary of War, in compliance with the resolution
of the Senate, December 13, 1815, and of the House of Represent-
atives, February 1, 1830. Price 50 cents, feb 6
OR RENT, the House now occupied by Moses Poor, Esq.
on 6th street, between E and F streets. Possession can be
had on or before the 1st of August next, july 8-dtf
BOARDING HOUSE IN THE NORTHERN
LIBERTIES.-Mrs. TSCHIFFELY has taken the
larg t brick house of Mr. Joseph Thompson's oh I street, between
9th and 10th streets, where she can accommodate several board-
ers at a reasonable charge. Atlso, a back parlor furnished to any
gentleman who may wish it. aug I-eolw
AI.UABLEi FARM YtOR SALE.-For sale at a very
reduced price and on liberal credits, a portion of the estate
known as the Long Meadows," distant from the Capitol about
I1 mile.
This farm consists of about 198 acres, of which about 20 acres
are covered by a fine growth of young wood, 120 acres are arable
and now under cultivation, and about 58 acres of low ground of un-
surpassed richness, which may be perfectly reclaimed at a smail
expense. This property was formerly owned by Commodore De-
catur, Commodote Rogers, and Col. Bomford, and was then esti-
mated to be worth 8$100 per acre.
The road from the Turnpike gate to Mrs. Benning'e bridge
forms the southern boundary of this property. For terms apply to
BRADLEY & THRUSTON,
General Agents, 6th street, Gadeby's Hotel; or to
Mr. Young on the premises.
P. S. The growing crop will be sold with the land and possession
given immediately. There are two comfortable tenements on the
property, which is all well enclosed with substantial post and rail
fence, may 2--d3tw6t


PROPOSALS FOR LUMBER.

NAVY AGENT'S OFFICE,
WASHsINTON, JULY 21, 1843.
P OPOSALS will be received at this office until 3 o'clock
on the 17th of August ensuing, to deliver at the Navy Yard
in this city the following bill of Lumber, viz:
12,240 feet 2 inch white pine panel Boards
3,000 I do do do
12,361 1 do do do
3,500 & do do do
600 I inch yellow poplar Boards
700 j do do
In all thIe above boards there must be a full proportion of wide
ones, and to be in 16 feet lengths.
Also, 500 feet 2t inch black walnut
560 It do do
1,000 1 do do
700 do do
The whole to be well seasoned.
Offers will be received for the Pine and for the Walnut and
Poplar separately, to be delivered at the Navy Yard on or before
the 17th day of September next, free of expense to the Govern-
ment, and subject to the usual inspection of the Yard and appro-
val of the Commandant. W. B. SCOTT,
july 22--eotl7thAng Navy Agent.
WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL for YOUNG
GENTLEMEN.-The subscribers having been in-
duced to believe that, notwithstanding the numerous schools now
in the city, a scholastic institute, which should offer to young
gentlemen peculiar advantages for acquiring a knowledge atonce
sound and practical of the Latin, Greek, French, and Spanish
languages, and whose advantages for instruction in Mathematics,
Belles Lettres, &o. should be inferior to those of no other, would
meet with support and encouragement, have resolved to unite
their energies and abilities in an effort to establish in Washington
such an institution.
Of their qualifications for the accomplishment of such an enter-
prise, and of their competency to conduct a school of this charac-
ter in all its departments, they would prefer that parents should
judge Irom actual experiment and personal observation, rather
than from any description of their own. To induce parents, then,
to entrust to their care, for a limited time, their sons or wards,
with a view to the experiment alluded to, they have published a
prospectus embracing a full view of their modle of instruction and
discipline, of the course of studies to be pursued, and containing
terms, testimonials, &c.
To this prospectus, copies of which may be procured at Mr.
Farnham's bookstore, they respectfully call the attention of pa-
rents, and beg leave only to state that a period of nearly twenty
years has elapsed since they completed their studies at their re-
spective universities, and entered upon the duties of that profes-
sion in the practice of which they have been constantly engaged ;
that this office was originally assumed by them, not as a tempo-
rary measure, not as a means of support while waiting or prepar-
ing for some other station, nor as a last resort after a failure in
other projects or pursuits, but as their first and unbiassed choice ;-
that it has since been practised, not because it presented to them
fairer prospects for fame or emoluments than other vocations to
which they might have devoted their talents and acquirements,
but simply because they preferred this profession to any other.
E. ARNOLD, D. C. L.
A. N. GIRAULT, A. M.
aug 3-2aw8t Washington, D. C., August 3, 1843.
VOUNG LADIES'SEMINARY FOR BOARDING
SAND DAY PUPILS, WASHINOTON.-M. A. TySON and
StISTERS, who have conducted a Seminary of some note for seve-
ral years past in the city ot Baltimore, and as they believe to the
entire satisfaction of their numerous patrons, intend resuming the
duties of their Institution in this city on the 4th of September
next, which will be conducted on the same plan as formerly, em-
bracing the various branches of a polite and fliushed education,
including the languages.
Every information, as well as satisfactory testimonials from their
former patrons, may be obtained by applying at their Institution,
on F street, north side, between 12th and lmth.
Letters, post paid, will receive due attention.
REFERENCES:
Baltimore.
Benjamin Hallowell I John D. Early
Hon. Z, Collins Lee John Feast
Gen. William McDonald, Samuel Riggs
A. Alexander, M D.' Lewin Wethered
William W. Handy, M.D. MosesSheppard
H. G. Jameson, M. D Jesse Pahnestock
P. E. Thomas A, B. Murray
Joseph King Daniel W. Hall.
Hon. A. Neabit
Washington.
James H. Caustin i 'Thomas H. Gillis
McClintock Young Hon. Judge Redgate.
Baltimore C.,,, ,!.
Col. N. M. Bosley | tir., i Carroll.


aug 5-eo3w


P IkiOPOSALS will be re-eived till the 19th imonant tor gra-
ding and travelling the north half of Maryland avenue from
7th to centre of 1Oth Istreets, and from centre of 10th to I Ith streets
west, mhe grading by the cubic and the gravelling by the square
yard. The gravel is to be free of large stones, averaging six in-
thes deep, to be well raked and defects mended after the work
is done. The earth is to be taken from stxch streets as may be
designated, which will be shown to those wishing to bid. The
whole work to be completed by the tat of November next.
JOHN SESSFORD,
Commissioner of Second Ward.
WILLIAM COOPER, Jr.
Commissioner of Third Ward.
WM. A. BRADLEY,
WM. H. GUNNELL,
ang 9-4t Assistant Commipsioners.
G EN EVIEVEAND MARCELIN, AND OTHER
TALES, translated from the French of J. N. Bouilly.
Contents: Genevieve and Marcein; The Cab Driver; The Coal
Carrier's Medal; George and Theodore ; The Savings Bank;
The Charity Soups; Joseph the Fireman. Just published and
for sale at the Bookstore of R. FARNHAM, corner of llth street
and Pennsylvania avenue. tuly 26
EILLY'S PATENT VAP'OR BATHS, which
n thie Government of the United Sttes have purchased the
right to use in the Army sand Navy, upon the recommendation oh
numerous distinguished Surgeons of each of said services. In
these Baths the external application of sulphur and any other ir-
respirable gas, vapor from herbs, &c., can be applied with per-
fect safety and convenience to the patient, and in which the lungs
are not only defended from any irrespirable vapor that may be
used, but also from the exhalations discharged from all parts of
the body by profuse perspiration, to which they are exposed when
the head is enclosed in the usual way-a practice always offen-
sive, and in many diseases highly injurious, and quite unnecessa-
ry, as any desired vapor can be inhaled in these apparatus with-
out this loathsome accompaniment. In these applications will be
found a powerful yet safe general auxiliary to the efforts of the
physician for the removal of disease, but particularly so in dis-
eases of the skin, such as better, &c., as also in rheumatism and
gouty affections, and after the use of any mercurial preparation.
Thie subscriber respectfully informs the physicians and the
public generally that he has a set of these apparatus erected at
his residence on Third street, where he is prepared to apply
them, or when necessary they can be applied in the chamber of
the sick with perfect convenience and safety, there being a port-
able apparatus for the purpose. He also attends to Cupping,
Bleeding, and Leeching. Physicians in the country can be sup-
plied with Leeches, by the hundred or by the dozen, at fair prices.
W. C. CHOATE,
Residence on Third street, near Penn. avenue.
N. B. Mrs. CHOATE will attend to those ladies requiring her
services aug 2-eolm
-OMPLETE WORKS OF L. E. L., comprising the
C whole of her works, both prese and poetical. Complete in
2 large octavo vols. price $2 75. P. TAYLOR.
ATTENT AGENCY, t)tffice northeast corner ot
Ith atnd E streets.-P. BENNE and R. J. YOUNG
are prepared to execute requisite drawings and papers in a super
rior style, and to transact all business connected with the United
States Patent Office with promptness and despatch.
Communications, post paid, may be made in either the English,
Prenchor German language.
Refer to Hon. H. L. Ellsworth, Commissioner of Patents; Hon.
E. Whittlesey, Auditor of the Post Office, Washington.
aug t-3tawlm


D R. PUSEY'S SERMON-" The holy Eucharist, a
comfort to the penitent"-preached before the University
in the Cathedral Church of Christ, in Oxford, on the fourth Sun-
day after Easter. A Statement of Pacts in relation to the recent
ordination in St. Stephen's Church, New York, by Dra. Smith
and Anthon. Both just received for sale by
july26 FP. TAYLOR.
H OWITT'S GERMANY-Cheap edition.-The ru-
ral and domestic life in Germany, by William Howitt,
complete in two volumes, pamphlet, price 50 cents; No. 2 of the
Farmer's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Rural Affairs, price
25 cents, just received by P. TAYLOR.
N EW BOOKS, by- Charlotte Elizabeth.-Second
S Causes, or up and be doing; The Wrongs of Woman (mil-
liners and dress-makers); Judah's Lion. The above are just
out of press.
Also, by the same author: Glimpses of the Past, or the Mu-
seum; Alice Benden, or the borrowed shilling, and other tales ;
The Flower of Innocence, or Rachael, a true narrative ; Con-
formity, a tale; The Golden Image ; Promising and Performing,
a true narrative; Fatal Errors; Backbiting.
Together with a large assortment of Bibles and Prayer Books,
just received and for sale by W. M. MORRISON,
aug 9 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
Orphatis' Court, August 8, 1843.
District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
T an Orphans' Court, held this iday, the will of Louisa
Coombs, late of said county, deceased, was presented to
said Court for probate by the executors, and none of the heirs be-
ing present, it is by the Court ordered, that notice be given in
the National I't, a -' sr thli thie Court will proceed to take the
probate to said il' -.: I*i .oi. next, the 15th instant; when and
whet e the heirs and distributees of said Louisa Coomba, deceased,
ate requested to attend, and make objection, if they have any, why
the said will should not he admitted to probate.
aug l0-3t Test: E. N. ROACH, Beg. Wills.
M ARCO PAUL'S TRAVELS and Adventures in pur-
S suit of Knowledge : city of New York, No. 2, just receiv-
ed, by Jacob Abbott, author of the Rollo, Lucy, and Unas Books
For sale at the bookstore of R. FARNHAM,
marl31 Corner of 11th street and Penn. avenue,


VALUABLE PROPERTY FOR SALE.-Will be
offered at public sale, on the premises, o" the 4th of the 9Li
month, [September,] the farm adjoining the Patuxent river, in
Montgomery county, Maryland, on which Joseph Bond "resides,
containing about 175 acres. There is upon it a good two.-story
dwelling-house, with four rooms on a floor, a wheat mill, with
every requisite fixture for the manufarinre of family flour, a new
saw mill, and a tan yard adjoining, for which the water power is
used for grinding bark, pumping, &c. The fall is about 42 feet.
There is also a young and thrifty apple orchard.
This farm is about nineteen miles from the city of Washington,
twenty-two from Baltimore, nine frem the Baltimore and WB.0-
ington, and twelve miles from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
and within one mile of inexhaustible beds of limestone, the limr
from which has been used with great effect on the land.
At the same time will be offered thd personal property, con-
sisting of hay, corn, oats, potatoes, horses, cows, farming utensils,
&c. Terms at sale. CALEB STABLER, Trustee,
july 26- Sandy Springs.
ELECTIONS FROM T]HE PENNY 'MAGA-
ZIZINE, cheap.--A selection of the best articles from the
Penny Magazines, one large octavo volume of 500 pages, filled
with engravings and neatly bound, price s81 25. Just received
for sale by F. TAYLOR.
C AMPBELL'S FOREIGN MONTHLY MAGA-
ZINE, containing all the best articles of the English Ma-
gazines end Reviews, is published in monthly numbers, of a large
size, for five dollars per annum. The work may be examined
and subscribed for at the bookstore of
ap 26 F. TAYLOR.
TO WOOD AND TIMBER GETTERS.
OIrOMAC LAND IN MARKET.-A GREAT
BARGAIN OFFERED.-i cffer for sale my land in
Prince William county, Virginia, near iumfziap, and about two
miles from navigable water. The track coniesins 1,0160 acres,
about one-half-of which is heavily tirpbered, of virgin growth, viiZ.
oak, hickory and heart pine. The improvements are very supe-
rior ; the dwelling, which is of inoden, const Unllon, eoanla teLi
or twelve spacious rooms, a large saloon, passages, .to.-etal, &a.
It is built of brick, and cost some years since eight or ten thou-
sand dollars; it is in good repair. The situation to perfectly
healthy, and is about twenty-five miles from the District of Col-
umbia, immediately on the road leading from Fredericksburg to
Alexandria. An extensive wood business is carried on from Dan*
fries and its vicinity with the District of L'Columbia, and large cnn-
tracts can readily be made for wood sLanding in the wuod or cut
and corded.' It is believed that wood enough could be spared and
sold from the tract in the course of one or two years to much
more than double the amount which is asked for the whole tract;
the heart pine is also very valuable. That portion of the land
which is open is susceptible of a high state of improvement, buat
has been much neglected of late years.
I will sell a great bargain if application be made before the 6th
day of September next. If not sold before that day at private
sale, I shall on that day if fair, if not the next fair day, offer it at
public auction on the premises.
Mr. Thomas Golden, who lives near the place, will show it to
any person disposed to purchase. Any letters addressed to me
will be promptly attended to.


june 28-wtlstSep


JUHN A, PARK yR,
Tappahannock, Essex county, Va.


N FORMATION WANTED.-ELIZABETH RIDGE-
WAY, living near Bladensburg, Prince George's ounty,
Maryland, would be pleased toereceive any information that might
be given of her son, BENNIT R. RIDGEWAY, who leftPrince
George's county, Maryland, on the first of July, 1836, to go to
some of the Western States. His friends received a letter from
him dated the 7th day of July, 1835, post-marked Fredericktown,
Maryland, and he has not been heard of since.
13, The Editors of the Western papers will be doing a humane
and benevolent act by giving an insertion of the above notice, to
appease the feelings of a distressed widowed mother.
july 17-w3t
UARBLE YARD.-The subscriber informs ihe citizens
'.I f Washington and the public in general that he has re-
ceived a splendid assortment of Marble Mantels from the steam
establishment of Mr. Levi Taylor, Baltimore, which can be seen
at his wareroomns opposite the Treasury building, on f15th street,
varying in price from $20 to $75 and upwards. Master builders
and others disposed to purchase are requested to give him a call
and judge for themselves. He will also furnish monuments,
grave stones, table tops, marble tilting, door and window sills,
lintels, steps and platforms, and any other cut-stone work that
may be called for, at the shortest notice and on the most reason-
able and accommodating terms. He will attend likewise to re-
pairing and cleaning of mantels and mantel ornaments of every
description and table tops in the neatest manner. He will set up
grates with soap-stone or fire-brick ; and he flatters himself that,
from his long experience in his profession at the public buildings,
Ac. for nearly twenty-six years past, he will receive a share of
public patronage.
A boy about 1f years of age, of good character, wanted as an
apprentice:
june 21-law6w 'JEREMIAH SULLIVAN.
BOARDING SCHOOL FOR BOYS, "
Burlington, New Jersey.
j lHE School established and for nearly twenty years eon-
ducted by one of the subscribers will be re-opened on the
first of the eleventh month (November) next. ._t
Instruction will be given in all rite ordinary branches of a good
hli'.llh tdl'ca;.,- ; tn he Latin, Greek and French languages;
in ,he lugler departments nf uin'aLitmatlks; n practical snrveying
and civil engineering, and in natural philosophy, astronomy, che-
mistry, and botany.
Regular lectures will be delivered on the subjects of natural
philosophy and chemistry, in which the principles of those
sciences will be familiarly explained and illustrated by experi-
ments, with an extensive collection of apparatus. A small build-
ing on the premises, erected for an observatory, will be refur-
nished with a good telescope, transit instrument, clock, sextant,
&c., and will thb-s afford opportunity for interesting observations
and practical instruction in the science of astronomy.
The students will be regarded as forming part of the family of
the Principals, and their deportment and morals will be objects of
particular attention.
The school year will be divided intq two sessions of five months
each, commencing respectively on the firsi ,,f the eleventh
month, (November,) aid the first of the fifth mn.nlh (May.) The
terms will be one hundred dollars per session, payable in advance
and at the same rate for a shorter period. There will be no ex-
tra charges except for the necessary books and stationery, or for
articles of clothing, &c. furnished at the request of parents.
Benjamin V. Marsh, who has been for several years associated
with the subscribers in the institution in which they are at present
engaged, will take part in the general instruction and charge
of the students.
For further information either of the subscribers may lie ad-
dressed, at West Haverford, Delaware county, Pennsylvania, or
after the middle of the ninth month, (September,) at Burlington,
New Jersey. JOHN GUMMERE.
june 10-law4wlaf.tf SAMUEL J. GUMMERE.
I'OR SALE, the desirable freehold Farm belonging to
-the estate of James Clagget, containing about two hun-
dred and twenty acres of arable, meadow, pasture, and wood
lands. Besides some ancient buildings, fit for manager and ser-
vants, there is on the estate a large and most substantial tobacco-
house, erected without regard to expense, and several very eli-
gible sites for a residence. A fourth of the farm Is in wood, and
the bottom land may, with little trouble, become a p,.diuci
meadow. The land is well watered by running bran:rhes and
never-failing springs. It is under good standing fences, sur-
rounded by mills, churches, and schools, and is bounded by the
estates of Jonathan Prout, Esq., Thomas Gittings, Esq., and
others, and presents the rare opportunity of uniting in one resi-
dence the retirement of the country and a facility of communi-
cation with the Metropolis of the Union, being within ten miles of
the city of Washington and of the county town of Rockville, in
Montgomery county, Maryland. Principals only will be treated
with on application to L. M. Morton, Esq., Georgetown. The
terms will be accommodating. If not disposed of by private con-
tract before August, it will be offered at public sale, of which due
notice will be given. June 24-d&claw
OLUMBIAN COLLEGE, District of Columbia.
The Lictures in the Medical Department of this Institution
will commence on the first Monday in November annually and
continue until the first of March.
During this period full courses will be delivered on the various
branches of Medicine by-
THOMAS SzWALL, M. D. Professor of Pathology and the Prac-
tice of Medicine.
HARVEYv LiNDeLY, M. D. Professor of Obstetrics and the Dis-
eases of Women and Children.
THOMAS MILLER, M.D. Professor of Anatomy and Physiology.
JOHN M. THOMAS, M. D. Professor of Materia Medica and
Therapeutics.
FaRDaKaCx HALL, M. D., LL.D. Professor of Chemistry and
Pharmacy.
WILLIAM P. JOHNSTON, M.'D. Professor of Surgery.
SAMUEL C. SMOOTr, M. D. Demonstrator of Anatomy.
The entire expense of a course of Lectures by all the Professors
is 870. Dissecting tickets 10.
Good board can be procured at from 82 50 to 83 per week.
FREDERICK HALL, M. D.
may 8-wtlstNov Dean of the Faculty.
EREIRA'S Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
2 vols. Just published and received for sale by
Pt. TAYLOR.
Also, No. 3 of Chuzzlewit, and No. 4 of Ennyclopedia of Geo-
graphy. ap 10
SH ITE'S R ECOPI LACIO N,Cheap.-Laws, Char-
Stis, and Local Orjinanoresa of Great Britain, France, and
Spain, elhiting ,o the Concessions of Land in their respective
C.,..,nts; i.ogettier with ihe Laws -.f Meliro and Texas; with
Jidge J.)lbhnai's Translation of th" Institutes f the Civil Law of
Spain; by the late Joseph M. White, of Florida; 2 large vole.
For sale (a few copies only) by F. TA Y LOR, at $10; the price
heretofore having been uniformly $17 50. feb 20
NTHON'S GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIqUi-
TI ES.-A Dictionary of Antiquities, edited by William
Smith, Ph. D., and illustrated by numerous engravings. First
American edition, carefully revised, and containing additional ar-
ticles by Charles Anthon, LL. D. Just published and reeelved
for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, The Mayflower, or Sketches of Scenes snd Characters
among the descendants of the Pilgrims, by Mrs. Stows No 2 of
Harpers'cheap edition of Shakepeare, 25c.; No 2 of Harpers'
cheap edition of the Family Library, 25c. ; No. 7 of Allison't His-
tory, 25e. ap Is
EZZOTINT ENGRAVING OF HON. C. A.
SWICK LI F F E, Postmaster General, from a paint-
iiju by'BMOgham, for sale by F. TAYLOR. Prics, one dollar.


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PtyOMMUNICATION.

FLORIDA.-No. I.

FOR iM NATIONAL INTILLIOEICER,
Mess. EnITOis: Having recently seen in your paper of
May 18 a communication relating to the climate of East Flo-
rida, dated St. Augustine, (E. F.) May 1, 1843, signed" A
Physician," the writer of this article, having had abundant
experience of the effects of the climate on the human consti-
tution, asks a plae in your valuable paper for the purpose of
noticing the numerous erroneous statements contained in
Physician's communication.
I may now be stated (says Physician) without the fear
' of refutation that, in salubrity of climate, in tfrtility of soil,
Sin valueof productions, and in the facility with which its pro-
s duotions can be transported to market, East Florida ranks
'foremost of all the Southern States." The present remarks
will be confined to one item of the above quotation, salubrity
of climate.
The great salubrity of this climate (continues Physician)
is now incontrovertibly established by the data which a most
harassing war of seven years' duration affords. Our army
in Florida during this period averaged about 6,000 men.
These men had been gathered from every clime; they march
'ed in every sewon; they bivouacked in every district; they
were subjected to such hardships, privations, and exposures
aS are most likely to produce disease; and yet, notwith-
Sstanding all this, the proportion of deaths which occurred in
the Florida army (including those killed in battle) during
the first four years of the war (the most mortal period) was
as but one to two, compared with those of the southwestern
o division of our army in which the troops were stationed in
comfortable quarters I This important fact is proved by
-statistics in the Surgeon General's office, and was officially
, reported three years ago by Surgeon General LAWsoN."
Is East Florida as healthy as represented by Ptysician 'V
It is proposed to examine this question and submit it to the
latest of documentary evidence. The reports of the Surgeon
General in 1839 and 1840 having been appealed to, a liberal
ose will be made, in the discussion of this question, of the
annual reports of the Surgeon General during the existence
of Indian hostilities; but let us first examine the situation of
she "southwestern division of our army in which the troops
Were stationedd in comfortable quarters "
Forts Gibson and Smith, on the Arkansas, have always
ten notoriously unhealthy. The former, characterized by
the Surgeon General as an "exceedingly unhealthy position,"
was the rendezvous for the troops intended'to act on the
southwestern prairies in the summer of 1834. It is not ne-
cessary to follow out the arduous campaign of that year. The
following, briefly, were some of the principal causes of the
severe sickness and great mortality. Nearly all the troops
were composed of newly enlisted recruits from the North, and
they were on hard duty in the whole of the previous winter,
encamped in tents during the intensely cold weather of that
season, the thermometer at one time falling to 8 deg. In the
next summer they were on kard service on the prairies, the
thermometer ranging from 90 to 110 deg., and at one time to
116 deg. at Fort Gibson; through the whole year they were
destitute of vegetables, and the common ration of the soldier
particularly flour, was of inferior quality; in short, there have
scarcely been more causes of disease superadded to the insa-
lubrious atmosphere of a malarial district than in this section
of country in 1834.
A short review of the services rendered by this division of
our army for a series of years will be sufficient. Let us com-
mence with 1832, though for years previous the duties of a
soldier on this frontier had been no child's play. In this year
(1832) the Black Hawk war broke out, when the troops of
the southwestern division, as well as those more immediately
concerned, were in motion; in 1833 two detachments went
from Fort Gibson, one in pursuit of some Pawnees, and the
other to cut roads for the Choctaws : the hardships and suf-
ferings of 1834 will not soon be forgotten; in 1835 several
expeditions were made from various posts at the west and
southwest; and in every subsequent year more or less ser-
vice in the field has been performed, in escorting traders and
for other purposes.
The quarters speak for themselves. On this frontier they
are all constructed of logs newly cut from the forest, which
in a few years, become a source of disease. Those at For,
Gibson at this period (1834) were the worst in the whole
army; they were not fit for condemned criminals. At the
end of the fourth quarter of 1834, Surgeon Dz CAMP report,
ed them as not well calculated to preserve the health of the
troops. "Built of perishable materials," says Dr. De Camp,
"many of them in the most temporary manner, with small
and illy ventilated rooms, the roofs are now worn out, and
many of the logs decayed." So long ago as 1833a medical
board, of which Dr. THoMAS Laweos (now Surgapn Gene-
ral) was president, reported the bad state of thequarters and
their entire unfitness for the troops. So much for no duty
and "comnfrfable quarter- It thus appears that service at
the west and southwest has been in times past no sinecure,
and the assertions of Physician are calculated to do great in-
justice te this portion of our army.
Our army in Florida, it is asserted, averaged about 6,000
men. According to the army medical statistics, the strength
of the whole army of Florida during the first three years of
the war (1836,-'37,-'38) did not amount at any time to more
than 4,478 men, and to so high a number only in the month
of May, 183M. The mean strength of the whole army of
Florida for the four first years of the war is exhibited in the
following table:
1836 1,345
1837 2,753
1838 3,218
1839 3,160

Aggregate 10,476-average 2,619.
During a part of 1840 the mean strength was less than that
of the previous year. In the three last months of that year
and the first half of 1841 it was rather greater; but at no
time did the troops amount to 5,000 men, and the average
number during the whole war, making the most liberal allow.
dance, was less than 3,000.
Let us now look at the Surgeon General's reports. Those
for the first three years of the war (1836, 1837, and 1838)
contain littleiof statistical detail relating to the Florida army
alone, that of 1836 only stating that twenty fatal cases oc-
curred in the third quarter at Camp Call, Suwannee Oldtown,
"principally from yellow, remittent, and congestive fevers."
The reports of 1837 and 1838 do not enter into details con-
nected with the troops of Florida ; but this is not essentially
important, as the later ones are amply sufficient for the wri-
ter's purpose.
We now come to the reports of 1839 and 1840-the point
d'appuiofall "Physician's" arguments and assertions. It
is proposed to examine them in a forthcoming number, to
compare the portion on which Physician rests with other
parts of the same report, and to notice the subsequent annual
reports of the Surgeon General.
In my future numbers it will be made to appear, from the
Surgeon General's reports and other sources, that the troops
in East Florida suffered exceedingly during the whole war
from diseases incident to the climate; that the inhabitants
were obnoxious to the same diseases as the troops, and from
the same causes ; in short, it will be shown that almost
the entire peninsula, so far from being healthy) is and will
continue to be positively unkhelthy.
PHYSICIAN SECOND.

A Hoes TuLtaoopE.-Mr. PAINE has furnished to the


Worcester Palladium a description of a telescope which he is
constructing, the tube being forty-eight feet long and four
feet in diameter. This enormous tube, made of Russia iron,
is supported on a cast-iron frame like the sides of a heavy gun
carriage, and the frame is made to traverse, by means of wheels
and pinions, on a circular railway eighteen feet in diameter.
The concave mirror at the power end of the tube is forty-six
inches in diameter and its focal length is forty feet; the lenses
are six inches and a quarter in diameter. Mr. PAINE says:
"It is Well known that aberration of rays is the result of a
very high magnifying power; and this optical fact has led
many to assert that distinct telescopic action is limited to some
twelve or eighteen hundred powers; for in order to obtain
a highly magnified image of an object, without aberration, a
combination of lenses is requisite; and it is evident that the
more dense a medium becomes the more faint the reflection ef
the image passing through it will appear.
The only part of the instrument which we claim as our
own is the form and combination of the lenses, which, so far'
from being limited by eighteen hundred powers, claims a mag-
nifying power of eleven thousand.
The mirrors, which are by far the most difficult part of
the work, are finished, together with the lenses, and also all
the small apparatus."
Pot OsFriCI EMsBiZzLSti.T.-A young man acting as
elerk in the Post Office at Johnson's Creek, Niagara county,
New York, bhs ran oiff after being detected in purloining $90
from a letter received at that place. His name is Hiram S.
94r1,e11W.


'iNTS TO AMATEUR POETS.
FRuMI TIK EDINU50Hon JOUIiSNAL.
Scarcely a week passes but some amateur poolet sends us his
"compliments" inscribed upon a blank leaf of a volume of
verses, of which he begs our acceptance. Several shelves in
our library, therefore, are filled with an accumulation of pre-
sentation copies, which-ungrateful as the assertion may ap-
pear-we have never been able to put to any advantageous
use. Coleridge, we believe, was wont to observe, that he
never dipped into a book, be it ever so stupid, without deri-
ving from it some new fact or suggestion. We, alas, have
not been so fortunate with our piles of amateur poetry. We
have perused the most readable, glanced at the least practica-
ble, in vain, and nothing new has presented itself, even in
errors. They all bear abundant evidence that their authors
have become inspired by some great prototype; and wherever
Byron, Moore, or Scott lead, there they enthusiastically fol-
low. To so indiscriminating a pitch is admiration of their fa-
vorite masters carried, that, with the most affectionate zeal,
they copy even their faults; while, in trying to imitate beau-
ties, they too often turn the sublimity of their models into
their own bathos.
These may seem to our numerous benefactors of poetry-
books very hard words; but they nevertheless express what
in nine cases out of ten is the truth-we might add, the me-
lancholy truth ; for it is with feelings akin to melancholy that
we view the masses of misapplied intellectual labor which are
ranged upon our library shelves, exhibiting as they do in al-
most every volume a certain amount of literary talent, which,
had it been bent in a better but humbler direction, would
have been of essential service to the individual himself and
perhaps to mankind in general. With these views, we would
venture ohe or two remarks, by way of warning and advice,
to those who have mistaken a taste for the poetry of others
for the ability to write poetry of their own.
The generality of probationary rhymers appear to be of
three kinds: those who have all theyearnings after poetic fame,
and possibly some genuine poetical feelings, without the re-
quisite knowledge of literary composition as an art to put
their ideas in an intelligible shape. Secondly, rhymers of
ultra-classical education, who have intently studied the art of
poetry, but are not fortunate in possessing natural genius up-
on which to exercise it. Thirdly, of the less literate among
the middle and upper classes, who have received the ordinary
education of gentlemen.
The first mentioned section of amateur poets may be well
represented by an individual, whom we shafir suppose to be a
person in comparatively humble life and has received a plain
education. He employs his spare time in reading; and, hap-
pening to light, perhaps by accident, upon the works of By-
ron, he conceives an enthusiastic admiration for them, and
is henceforth bitten with a poetical mania. This develops
itself in a constant habit of writing verses, and, though igno-
rant of the elements of literary composition, he is soon es-
tablished as a poet amongst his acquaintance. Thus, like a
certain class of people which shall be nameless, he rushes in
"where angels fear to tread." Had he conceived the same
enthusiastic yearning after music, he would have commenced
his career by learning his notes; if, for painting, he would
have begun with the study of drawing; but the poetical as-
pirant sets up as a master of his art at once.
At the first flight he soars above the commonplace rudi-
ments of literature. The dry details of grammar, and the
previous practice of prose composition, he considers utterly
beneath the high vocation of the inspired poet. He plunges
into the middle of things-poetic immediately, and not know-
ing his way, soon loses himself in a fog of simile or sinks in-
to a slough of incomprehensible jargon. Nor does the mis-
chief end here; it extends to his external circumstances.
When the victim of supposititious inspiration has collected a
sufficient number of his lucubrations to fill a volume, he
moves heaven and earth to appear in print. To effect his
darling object he dips into his scanty purse to pay his printers,
and their supplementary satellites, stationers and bookbinders.
Some of the volumes before us show that the most strenuous
and painful efforts have been made before the actual goal of
publication could be reached. One of our volumes-mani-
festly commenced with an unusually limited capital-contains
two sorts of paper, which gives rise to the suspicion that a
hard-hearted stationer had stopped the supplies, and that the
work was delayed till a more confiding paper-dealer could be
found. A second conceals very bad print under smart cloth
covers, with Dutch metal ornaments. A third contains a
heavy page of errata, with an apology for any other errors
which may have escaped what the author is pleased to call
his "vigilance." In short, all these volumes present external
evidences of having been subjected to trying difficulties
while struggling into existence. Their authors have clearly
set their lives upon the cast; but what has been the hazard
of the die V" Alas! the reverse of what they expected.
The golden dreams of fame and fortune which cheered on
the poet during his fierce struggles with the press have been
reversed rather than realized. Out of five hundred copies
not fifty have been sold; perhaps not twenty, perhaps nriot
even one. As the greater number of these books emanate
from a comparative humble sphere, many an unfortunate
youth thus involves his first step in life in serious pecuniary
difficulties or severe privations.
Some of our readers are doubtless impatient to ask, is the
poetical faculty in humble life to be entirely repressed I Our
answer is, by no means; but encouraged by proper means
and directed to proper ends. The first step for the aspirant
to take is to obtain knowledge ; and if he have a spark of
true genius, that.he will procure, in spite of every obstacle,
as Burns and Hogg did. He will teach himself; he will
study the great book of Nature that he may afterwards illu-
minate it by his imagination; he will be continually storing
up in his mind the great facts that surround him, that he may
afterwards spread them abroad to others in a more captiva-
ting form than they came to him. To be able to accom-
plish this, he will study the elements of his native lan-
guage, so as to put words to their right uses, and in their
proper places. He will never indulge in the wanderings of
mere fancy, but make it subservient to his own experience of
nature, that his imagination may impart a strong light and a
captivating aspect to truth. He will perceive that to such a
purpose all surpassing geniuses have been dedicated. Milton
illustrated the great truths of Holy Writ; Shakepeare either
drew his inspiration from history-which is the nearest re-
presentative of the truths of the past that can be obtained-
or, when he engrafted his characters upon fiction, the charac-
ters themselves were truths-faithful specimens of mankind,
derived from an unceasing study of human nature: Byron's
greatest poem, "Childe Harold," may be described as a book
of travels in verse, and therefore as a series of facts clothed
in the radiant garb of poety. The same may be said of Ro-
gers's Italy :" and Thompson's Seasons," perhaps the
most charming poem of the eighteenth century, was construct-
ed after a patient examination of nature and rural life and
scenery. Thus we see that the greatest poets were men who
had acquired a considerable fund of information; and who-
ever would become a great poet, must tread in their steps,
and acquire knowledge. Nor is this a difficult matter, even
for persons in humble grades of life. The poems under con-
sideration, though they exhibit a very low state of poety in
the minds of their authors, show ingenuity, perseverance,
and other valuable qualities, which, if applied to the acquisi-
tion of some solid branch of knowledge, would doubtless, in
that, ensure success. If Ferguson had made verses about
the stars, instead of vigorously investigating their nature and
positions, so far from becoming a great astronomer, he would
have remained a cow-boy, or, what is worse, have sunk into
a bad poet.
With these remarks we take leave of the mare humble
amateur poets, to approach those members of the rhythmatical


aristocracy whose elegant volumes grace another division of
our shelves. The authors of this part of our collection are
evidently in affluent worldly circumstances, if we may judge
from the expensive attire in which their muse appears in
public. That stage on the road to fame, from the author's
study to the half-way house, or publisher's shop, has mani-
festly been paved with gold. No struggles appear to have
impeded the progress of these handsome volumes through the
press; and they form the most brilliant shelf of books in our
library. The bindings are elegant, the typography faultless,
and the paper hot-pressed. Externally, they revel in all the
glories of embossed covers, of profusely gilt edges and backs;
internally, "rivers of type flow through meadows of margin;"
whilst the matter is hardly less elegant than the manner.
Most of the subjects chosen by each section of educated ama-
teur poets are above the least suspicion of vulgarity. Their
views of the universe, the moon and stars, the soul, immor-
tality, paradise, human passion, love, despair, revenge, and all
the other subjects patented for poety, are of the genteelest
and most delicate kind; so as to be quite proper for introduc-
tion into polite society. Whenever an attempt is made to


is even more the case than with the humbler class of poetical
amateurs; because they have read mere extensively, and have
consequently a larger stock ot second hand ideas on hand.
And this brings us to consider more minutely the second
division of the subject, or the classically learned genera of
amateur versifiers, who carry their love of the ancients, so far
that they recoil with apparent intention from indulging their
readers with a new thought, even if they possess one. Some
of the volumes we have looked over are by graduates of uni-
versities, and nothing can exceed the purity of their style or
the correctness of their metres. Hence these ultra classical
bards must be regarded as antipodes to the unlettered poets
we commenced with. All the sacrifices of the one are made
at the shrine of art, of which the other possess none. No-
thing can exceed the propriety of the epithets, the formality
of the alliterations, the exactitude of the rhymes. The
prosodyy is in general mathematically true, the numbers ap-
pearing to have been told off into feet by means of rigid scan-
ning. Art with this section of aspirants is every thing;
nature and enthusiasm nothing. If, from the flint of their
mathematical minds, a spark of poetical fire be accidentally
struck out, it is sure to be smothered by the wet blanket of a
musty prosodial rule or philological difficulty. Still, it is pos-
sible to read such works, because they exhibit at least one
essential of poetry; while the lucubrations of their antipodes,
possessing none at all, are decidedly unreadable; for which
reason we have not been able, with satisfaction to ourselves,
to quote specimens of their muse.
We now pass, thirdly, to the well-informed amateur poets-
the mob of gentlemen who write with ease." Their poems
are usually printed for private distribution, and sent round to
their friends, from whom the donors generally receive expres-
sions of praise, that often embolden them to send copies to
the critics, which perhaps accounts for the number ef pri-
vately-printed volumes in our collection. Should the com-
mendation bestowed by private friendship be echoed by the
press, a bolder step is taken. A new title-page is printed, a
new preface written, and the work is regularly published. In
excuse for so great a venture, it is generally stated that it was
made at the suggestion of several discriminating, but per-
haps too partial friends." This discriminating partiality is
not often shared by the public, for we never heard of a genuine
second edition of such works. The authors, wanting both
the rough vigor of illiterate, and the artistic knowledge of
classical versifiers, usually produce a sort of drawing-room
poem, which has in it nothing to provoke praise, censure, nor
indeed any thing but sleep. This class is made up of dilet-
tante travellers, soldiers, and naval officers, who, having seen
strange places, wonderful sieges, or horrible shipwrecks, feel
inspired to write poems upon them. On the other hand, there
are many tasteless minds who employ their leisure in culti-
vating literary pursuits, and in occasionally throwing off an
epigram or a sonnet for the amusement of their family circle,
who at length tease them into publishing. These are de-
cidedly the byst poets of their kind.
We cannot take leave of this subject more prettily than by
saying a few words on lady amateur posts. Thevolumes which
they have done us the honor to forward, we prize and cherish
with becoming gallantry. Nor are we less interested with
their contents; for, taking them as a whole, we find them
infinitely superior to the efforts of our own sex. There are
many reasons for this superiority ; so many, and all so likely
to involve us in a dull metaphysical discussion, that we have
neither room nor inclination to state them. But we may just
remark, that surely there is nothing which tends to enhance
the graces of woman more effectually than a true taste for
poetry, provided it be not indulged at the expense of her or-
dinary duties; we say a true taste, because we are sorry to
perceive that some of our female friends have mistaken a
sickly sentimentality for genuine poetry. Such exceptions
are, however, happily few.
Finally, we entreat amateur poets of every age, sex, and
condition, to study nature, instead of dreaming about her;
and when they have acquired the materials of poetry, (know-
ledge,) to possess themselves of its necessary implement, (art;)
and, provided they are blessed with enthusiasm and genius,
they will become good poets. Without at least some of these
requisites, they must continue, we fear, very bad ones. The
quantity of readable poetry being much greater now than it
was fifty years ago, it is correspondingly difficult for a poet
to stand out in relief from the mass, and-to make an impres-
sion. The spread of education has improved the intellectual
taste of the public, which has grown so critical that nothing
short of high merit will please. In this state of affairs, we in
all kindness would recommend our poetically-inclined friends
to turn their mental energies to better account than hammer-
ing crude ideas into verses. There is scarcely a district of
country which does not offer something worthy of noting
down and describing, be it even for private recreation and
literary discipline. The Natural History of Selbourne,"
one of the most pleasing books that was ever published, is
exactly of this nature. Now, it is in the power of almost
Iecery person to write such a book, though not so cleverly and
poetically, perhaps, as the Rev. Gilbert White. Would,
therefore, our amateur-poets favor us with works of this class,
or the printed result of any branch of useful investigation in
sober and sensible prose, we shall not only feel grateful, but
do all in our power to advance their views; they would also
advance their own ; for, having stored up a fund of knowledge,
their imaginations would take a healthy and vigorous tone,
their poetical faculties would expand and brighten, and they
would become poets in the best signification of that much-
abused word.

N EW CHEAP CASH STORE.-C. B. THORNTON
has taken the store recently occupied by Mr. W. C. Orme,
a few doors west of Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue, where
he will keep a general assortment of staple and fancy Dry Goods.
The citizens of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, and
the public generally, are invited to call.
20 pieces Broadcloths, from 3 60 to 7
60 do summer and winter Cassimeres
60 do Satinets, from 37 to 1 25
100 do white, red, and yellow Flannel
Worsted Cotton Balzarene, cheap
40 pieces Mousselines de Laine, from 26 to 75
Silk and Muslin Plaids
30 pieces Damask Table Diaper
6 dozen Diaper Napkins
4 do black Satin Stocks
4 do Bombasin Stocks
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Kid Gloves
Silk and Buck Gloves
20 pieces Manchester Ginghams
10 pieces striped and plaid Mourning Gingham
3 bales Brown 4-4 Cotton, at 6 cents
A general assortment of Domestics
50 dozen black and white Cotton Hosiery, cheap
Worsted and Satin Vestings, from 2 to 3 dollars
Plain and striped 4-4 Silks
Marseilles Skirts, Corded ditto
Gum Suspenders and Umbrellas, cheap.
aug 12-3teodif
REAL ESTATE AT PUBLIC SALE.-On Friday,
the lat day of September next, if fair, if not the next fair
day, I will sell at public sale, to the highest bidder, two valuable
Plantations, lying in Prince George's county, Maryland, three
miles north of Upper Marlborough. The Mill tract, containing
by a recent survey three hundred and eighty-seven and nine-
tenths acres, is finely situated either for farming or planting, hav-
ing a variety of soil which is in a high state of improvement.
This tract adjoins the lands of Charles Hill, Thomas W. Clagett,
and William M. Bowie, Esqs., and has inexhaustible banks of
the best marl, with an abundance of wood and fine water. The
improvements upon this tract are three large barns and a new
saw-mill, now in operation upon one of the best streams in the
neighborhood.
The other plantation, containing 269 1-5 acres, adjoins the land
of Otho B. Ball and Washington J. Beali, Esqs. The soil is
unsurpassed by any in the county. There is also upon this tract
abundant stores of the best marl. The improvements are a dwel-
ling house, two large tobacco barns, stabling, and other out-
houses, an abundance of wood, and fine water. All the arable
land of both tracts is now in clover. The terms, which will be
very accommodating, will be made known on the day of sale,
which will take place upon the premises at 10 o'clock. A good
title in fee will be given when the terms are complied with.
RODERICK McGREGOR.


The property will be shown to any person desiring to pur-
chase at any time previous to the day of sale.
tug 12-eots
ERY VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS AT
PUBLIC SALE.-On Wednesday evening next, the
16th instant, at 5 o'clock, we shall sell that very desirable build-
ing lot C, in subdivision of lot No. 14, in square No. 170, front-
ing on F street west 20 feet 11 inches, and containing 2,336 square
feet of ground. This lot is on the south side of P street, fronting
north, and immediately in the rear of General Towson's resi-
dence-not a hundred yards from the War and Navy Depart-
ments. Terms: one-fourth cash; balance in 6, 12, or 18 months,
with interest.
And at half past five o'clock P. M, or immediately after the
above sale, we shall sell in front of the premises that very desi.
rable building lot No. 9, in square No. 54, adjoining and east of
the present residence of the British Minister. It fronts on Penn-
sylvania a-enue and K street, and contains 11,299 square feet of
ground. It is a very desirable building lot.
Terms for this lot cash.


aug 12-STu&Wif


ROBERT W. DYER & CO.
[Globe I Auctioneers.


HAYMAN'S BREWERY AT PRIVATE SAL E
OR FOR RENT.-This celebrated establishment in
Washington city, on Rock Creek, near Georgetown, having a
brewing capacity of 6,600 to 6,000 barrels per annum, with the
most anproved modern machinery and arrangements, is nnw


draw from nature, she is seldom copied in her working-dress, iofferedat private- sale, or it will be rented to a good -substantial
but decked in her most fashionable suits; though such at- tenant on favorable terms, on application to
I ~IOHN KURTZ,
tempts are rarely made, all amateurs generally preferring President Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, eorgetown.
to copy from foregone poets. With the highly educated, this may & -2awiftf


FROM LATE ENGLISH PAPERS.
RECEIVED AT rHIb OFFICE.

An interesting meeting tisk place last werk at Rendsburgh
of all the editors of newspapers and periodical publicati.ms nol
the Duchies of Sleswick abd Holstein. The meeting was
held fur the purpose of agreeing upon a petition to the Es-
tates of the two duchies, soon to be assembled, to abolish or
modify the laws regulating the press. A petition for the en-
tire abolition of censorship was agreed upon by thirty-two
votes against thirty, which shows that the two duchies, con-
taining a population of about 700,000 people, support sixty-
two daily papers and periodical publications. This, we be-
lieve, is even a.greater proportion than in any part of the Uni-
ted States, although the geographers of that country mark
the maps of Denmark and several parts of Germany, as well
as Russia, with only a plough, which means civilized, and
the map of their own happy country with the emblem of a
press, which is to express enlightened.
The accounts of the markets in the Presidencies and China
contain nothing to cheer the expectations of our manufactu-
rers, who are in general complaining that the activity which
had begun to show itself had again relapsed. The India
markets are not, however, overloaded; but there is a want of
money at Calcutta, which has had its influence on all des-
criptions of property, and each party appears to have conclu-
ded his necessary purchases for the season. Besides which
the China demand has ceased to be as extensive as naturally
took place on the first turn of events following our military
successes.-Globe.
The general tone of the letters received by the leading
houses in town from India varies in no material degree from
the commercial summaries given by the Indian press, but in
almost every instance there are special instructions given to
guard against excess in the shipment of certain specified ar-
ticles.-Standard.
EXTRAORDINARY LEAP.-On Friday afternoon a most ex-
traordinary leap was made by a horse attached to a stanhope.
The animal had been left by the owner at Mr. Dobson's door,
near Guy's Hospital, without any one to mind him. The
horse was frightened by something passing, and started off at
a full gallop. At the end of St. Thomas's street is a high
gate, with iron spikes three or four inches long on the top.
This he cleared without touching it, but was thrown down
by the concussion of the gig against the bar. It is wonderful
that no lives were lost, as many children were playing about.
The horse was only injured in his hind legs.
THE MILLBANK PRISON.-In the Millbank Prison act
is the following merciful provision : And be it enacted
that no convict in the custody of the Governor of the
Millbank Prison shall be dismissed from the said prison at
the end or other determination of his or her term, if he or she
shall then labor under any acute or dangerous distemper,
unless at his or her request; and when such convict shall be
finally discharged, such decent clothing and such assistance
in money or otherwise, as shall be judged proper by one of
her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, shall be given to
such convict.
EXTRAODINARY FiSH.-A man named Hawtry, who was
trolling a short time since in the Thames, at Clewer, near
Windsor, hooked one of the largest pikes ever caught in the
river; and after skilfully" playing" with the pike for upwards
of an hour and a half, he at length landed it safely on the
bank, but not without considerable difficulty, being alone and
unprovided with so necessary an aid as a landing net. This
enormous fish, which has just been stuffed as a great curiosi-
ty, weighed upwards of 30 lbs., and is three feet seven inches
and a half in length! Mr. Mills, banker of Lombard street,
who was spinning" in the Thames from a punt on Satur-
day last, caught, in the course of the afternoon, between
Windsor and Datchet bridges, three splendid trout, in beau-
tiful condition, which weighed upwards of 25 lbs. A barbel
was also hooked and landed near Datchet, two feet ten inches
long, and weighing 24 lbs.
MELANCHOLY EVENT.-The following is an extract from a
letter received yesterday from Gibraltar, dated June 21 :
This beautiful bay, I regret to state, has been the scene
of a most distressing accident, involving the loss of five lives,
Last week a party was formed by some ladies and gentlemen
residing here to visit Algesirason the 18th instant, intending,
to spend the day there, and to return in the evening. The
party consisted of four daughters and two sons of Mr. J.
Francis, Miss Cruikshank, daughter ef the Quartermaster of
79th Highlanders, Mr. and Miss Maxted, Messrs. W. and
J. King, and Messrs. Crusoe and Elms. They started about
half past seven in the morning, from the New Mole, in a
ferry boat, accompanied by a boatman and two boys. The
weather being rather rough some of the ladies became alarm-
ed, and at their request were relanded ; but, unfortunately,
Miss Cruikshank, from a desire to see Algesiras, conquered
her fears, and remained on board. The approach to Algesi-
ras in a westerly wind is very dangerous, and requires great
skill and caution, which it appears the people in charge of
the boat did not possess; the boat consequently capsized, and
the whole party were immersed in the water. The catastro.
phe was observed by the masters of two vessels lying near,
the British Queen and the Bremidon, both of whom sent their
boats to render assistance. They picked up most of the party,
but I regret to state that Mr. Elms and one of the boys were
drowned, and their bodies are not yet found. Three of the
party were conveyed on board one of the above mentioned
vessels, and means were resorted to to recover them, which
proved successful in two cases, but the third died. Miss
Cruikshank and another of the party, I learn, are since dead,
making in all five persons who have lost their lives by this
unfortunate accident. But for the timely assistance rendered
by Captains Evans and Orfeur, to both of whom great praise
is due, the whole party would have perished.-Sun.
SUNoULAR IMPOSTUaRE.-On Monday a circumstance oc-
curred in St. Alban's which caused no little amusement. A
young gentleman of dashing exterior took a place in the St.
Alban's coach, and gave his name as Lawrence Yeel. On
the road down, his fellow travellers, proud of having in their
company a son of the noble Baronet who holds the reins of
Government, paid him every honor. The youth in return
delighted them with numberless interesting stories gleaned in
his travels. Drink, of which he partook freely, at last made
him more communicative, and he stated that he had run away
from college and was going to have a spree. On his arrival
at St. Alban's, the news soon spread that a son of Sir Robert
was among them, and the people congregated to have a view
of him. He continued to drink, until at last the potent
poison-quite overcame him," and he was taken to the Veru-
lam Armns, where he was comfortably bedded. The land-
lady, thinking that she might get into trouble if she harbored
him, sent for Mr. Coles, a medical friend, who went to him
for the purpose of advising his immediate return. The in-
terview, however, convinced Mr. Coles that he was no son of
Sir Robert's, but an imposter, and he immediately was given
into custody. A private hearing of the case took place at
the Town Hall, when it turned out that my gentleman was
no gentleman at all, but a lady. She stated that she had es-
caped from a nunnery in France with 200; that being
nearly exhausted, she was for making her way back, and the
disguise was assumed to protect her from insult. Her name
did not transpire, nor could it be got from her, and the gene-
ral opinion amongst medical men was that she was decidedly
insane. On being taken to the Station-house, she knelt
dawn and prayed for the poor idiots composing the Common
Council, which strengthened the opinion. She was kept in
custody only one night, and the inspector walked her out of
the borough amid the laughter of the inhabitants. She was
left on the road to Northampton, where she expected to arrive
on Wednesday. Her appearance is any thing but preposses-
sing.- Globe.
TAM RACSURN.-The farfamed Hermit of the Ark died
on Friday, the 23d ultimo, in the 74th year of his age. He
was a man of robust and athletic frame, and of very eccentric
manners; many thousands of spectators have been attracted
to his solitary cot, which he has occupied since the death of
his father, in 1807; at which time he became the sole proprie-
tor, He was distinguished for nothing remarkable till the
memorable lawsuit, about twenty-eight yeers ago, with a
neighboring proprietor, regarding the closing up of a road
through his grounds, leading to Holm Head, better known
by the name of the Ark, to which, by use and woat, he con-
ceived he had a right, and which, by an adverse decision, led
him to the strange resolution not to cut his hair, nor shave
his beard, nor change his clothing, till justice was done-a
resolution most faithfully kept till his death. About two
months ago he became somewhat seriously indisposed, and
was attended for some time by Dr. Mitchell, of Dalwhirran,
and ultimately by Dr. Miller, of Kilmarnock. From the
commencement he was apprehensive of-death, and by the
advice of a friend was induced, three weeks since, to make a
d'eed of settlement, by which he deprived, owing to some for-
mer quarrel, the heir at law of the property, but which, he
not having survived sixty days, falls to the ground. The rul-
ing passion, the love of money, was strong in death. Al-
though attended by several clergymen from Kilmarnock, he
never manifested any visible change pf mind. Shortly before
his death, when asked by a friend to shave his beard, he re-


plied, "No I never till I get justice done. His beard, his
almost entire stock in trade, was the chief source of his reve-
nue, which, by parsimony and avarice, was very considerable,
having left 2,4001. besides his property. On Tuesday he was
interred in Stewarton churchyard, a numerous retinue as-
sembling to witness the foneral,-Ayr Advertiser.
There is strong anti-temperance reaction at Cork; the
committals for drunkens" last month exceed those of the
corresponding month in last year by 135. The numbers
were: June, 1843, 246,; June, 1842, 111; majority against
teetotalism 135.-Sun.
THE lair SQ AiuDRON" AT COVy-Instead of being em-
ployed to suppress a "rebellion," as was anticipated by the
gallant officers of her Majesty's ships of war, gun-brigs,
steamers, tenders, &c. they are engaged s nee their arrival at
'Cove Harbor in the more agreeable occupation of receiving
parties of fashionables on board their respective vessels, and
attending dinners, fetes, balls, suppers, &c. on shore, which,
with true naval courtesy and characteristic hospitality they
reciprocate on ship-board, so that the good people of Cove
have no reason to wish for a suppression of that species of
"rebellion" which at present engages the attention of the
gallant sons of Neptune whom the authorities have sent
among them.-Cork Reporter.
MoaR SHazsP:ARz AuvToaAuPs.-Within the last ,few
weeks there has turned up what, if authentic, must be by far
the most valuable of all the Shakspeare autographs. This
is no less than the identical black-letter copy of Holinshed's
Chronicles, which was used by Shakspeare, encircled with
his manuscript notes, and, above all, by his own autograph
siguature in full.-Chranicle,


POPULAR RECOLLECTIONS,

FROM THiE DUBLIN UNIVIriSirr MiOAZINI.
BErtANOER.-i[ 7Translated.J
Long, long in many a lonely home
They'll fodly still recall hu glory:
And yet, for fifty years to come,
The cottage hear no other story.

There, many a time, at close of day,
The villagers shall meet, and say,
Mother, to make the momentA'fiy,
Tell us a tale of times gone by.
What though his rule, they say, was stern,
We hail his memory with delight.
-Tell us of him, good grandmamma,
Tell us of him to-night I

My children, in this hamlet here,
Followed by kings, I saw his carriage:
How time will fly I it was the year
I nrst kept house, upon my marriage.

I climbed our little slope to see
The great folk pass, and there was he!
He wore a small cocked hat that day,
And a plain riding-coat of gray.
Near him I trembled; but he said,
Bon jour my dear; how do you do 7
-He spoke to you, good grandmamma!
You say he spoke to you.

A year from thence, by chance I came
One day to Paris, and I found him
Rolling in state to Notre Dame
With all his splendid cotrt around him.
And how rejoiced the people were
To see the hero passing there I
And then, they said, the very skies
Looked smiling on his pageantries,
He had a gracious look and smile,
And Heaven had sent an infant boy.
-What joy for you, good grandmamma!
Oh 1 what a time for joy 1

When foes marched over poor Champagne,
He, boldly braving thousand dangers,
Seemed singly fighting to sustain
The war against the invading strangers.
One evening at this very hour,
I heard a knocking at the door;
I opened-Saints! 'twas he again!
A feeble escort all his train.
He sat here where you see me sit,
And talked of war with thoughtful air.
-Did he sit there, good grandmamma I
And did he sit just there I

I brought some wine at his desire,
And our brown loaf I well remember;
He dried his clothes, and soon the fire
Inclined his heavy eyes to slumber.

He woke, and saw my tears, and cried,
Still hope, fair hostess; soon beside
The walls of Paris, I, perchance,
May yet avenge the wrongs of France !
H*wenaway: and ever since,
Ie kept ih be cup before him set.
-You have it yet, good grandmamma;
Oh, have you got it yet I
See, here it is. Soon lost to hope,
On his fall the chief was hurried.
He, once anointed by the Pope,
In a lone desert isle was buried.

Long time they looked for him, and none
Would deem he was forever gone;
They said, he's sailed beyond the seas,
Strange lands shall hear his victories I
But oh I how sorrowful I felt
When the sad tale was told aright I
-God bless you, dear, good grandmamma !
God bless you, and good night.

THE TRUSTEES of the Bladenaburg Academy infrom
the public that this institution for the education of boys and
girls is now in charge of the Rev. John Decker, assisted by Mr.
Thomas Granger. In it the Classicaland French are taught,
together with the various branches of an English education. The
situation of Bliadensburg, its easy access by the railroad and turn-
pike, its healthiness, and the satisfactory manner in which this
institution has been conducted under the charge of tiA principal,
enable the Trustees to recommend it with confidence to the public.
For the Classics and French, including English, $8 per quar-
ter will be charged, for English alone 86$5 per quarter.
The Principal can accommodate a limited number of boys, for
whom one hundred and ten dollars will be charged, to be paid
semi annually in advance. By order of the Board.
BENJ. 0. LOWNDES,
july 31-d&cllt Secretary.
OPARTNERSHIP.-The undersigned having this
day entered into copartnership with Mr. J. D. Hoover, the
business heretofore conducted under the firm of Andrew Hoover,
opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue, will be hereafter
conducted under the firm of A. & J.D. Hoover.
ANDREW HOOVER.
All persons indebted to the late firm will please to make pay-
ment as early as possible to the subscriber, at his residence in
the First Ward.
aug 14-3tifd&eo3t ANDREW HOOVER.
BY E. S. WRIGHT, Auctioneer, Georgetown.
ELEGANT FURNITURE AT AUCTION.-On
Friday, the 18ith instant, at 10 o'clock A. M. I shall sell,
without reserve, at the large three-story house on Third street,
near the corner of High, (known as Buzzard's house,) the entire
stock of rich and well-keit Furniture of a gentleman breaking
up housekeeping, consisting of-
Very handsome Paris-made Rosewood and Mahogany Sofas
Do do Lounges and Ottomans
Rosewood Centre Tables, with Sienna Marble tops
Mahogany Hair-seal Chairs, French pattern
Piano Porte, first quality Saxony Imperial Carpets
Hall, Step, and Chamber Carpets
A rich Prism Mantel Lamp, Mantel Mirrors
Handsome French China Dinner, Dessert, Fruit, and Tea sets
Rich Cut-glass Champagnes, Lemonades, Wines, and Tum-
blers, Cut glass Flaggons and Decanters
Plate-First quality Silver Forks, Spoons, Ladles, 4c.
Plated Candlesticks and Castors
Bronzed Fire sets, complete
Astral and Hall Lamps
Ivory Knives and Forks, Hat Racks
Richly carved Mahogany and Maple High-post ansod French
Bedsteads
Best Feather Beds and Hair Mattresses, Bedding
Mahogany Bureaus, Marble-top Dressing and Wash 'Tables
Hall and Airtight Stoves, &a.
With a general assortment of Kitchen Furniture, &c.
Terms of sale : On all sums of and under $60, cash ; over 860,
a credit of two and four months, for notes satisfactorily endorsed,
before delivery. EDW'D. S. WRIGHT,
aug Il-ta Auctioneer.


VALUABLE IMPROVED PROPERTY at Auc-
tlon.-On Monday, the 21st instant, at 5 o'clock in the after-
noon, the subscribers will sell at public auction, on the premises,
the brick house and lot in Franklin Row, in this city, now occu-
pied by and belonging to Mr. Robert Greenhow, being the middle
tenement in that row. The lot is described in the deed as "be-
ginning in square numbered 284, at a point on K street north 26
feet west from the portion of said square which was sold by Cbhsas.
Julius de Menou to John Prance, and running thence north 140
feet to an alley; thence 26 feet east on the line of said alley;
thence south 140 feet to the line of K street; thence along said
K street to the place of beginning."
The improvements consist of a dwelling-house, situated about
twenty feet from the line of the street, containing two-stories and
a basement, comfortably arranged and well finished, end a wooden
building behind, containing stable, carriage-house, and servants'
room ; in the yard is a pump and well of the purest water. The
beauty and salubrity of the situation, the convenience of the build-
ings, and the great improvements now in progress in that part of
Washington, combine to render the property most desirable as a
residence.
The terms will be twelve hundred dollars cash; for the remain-
der, two notes with satisfactory endorsement, and security tby
deed of truth on ltie piopeu, ; one note for half the amount
due, payable ,u the First of Juri,e. 1844, and the other fr the
other half, a l.le on the Isat of r June, 1846. The property will
be delivered to the purchaser on the 10th of September, or imme-
diately if he should require it.
ROBT. W. DYER & CO.
aug 14-dts Auctioneers.


DESIRABLE BUILDING LOTS AT PUBLIC
AUCTION,--On Friday next, the 18th instant, at six
o'clock P. M. we shall sell at public auction, positively without
restriction, for cash, the following Lots, viaz
Lots No. 1, 2, and 5, in Squareo.No. 665
Do 7, 8,13, and 15, in 667
Do 28 668
Do t17 and 19 638
The sale of the above lots will take place on the premises, at
the hour mentioned, commencing with the lots in square 665, ex-
cept the lots 17 and 19, in square 638, which will be sold imme-
diately after, and upon the lot 23, square 568,
All those wishing cheap and good building lots, and who have
the cash, let them attend if they want bargains.
R. W. DYER & CO.
aug 12-dif [Globel Auctioneers.
I MPORTED HAMS.-I have, through the kindness of a
merchant of Baltimore,,andby him imported, received-
100 celebrated Westphalia Hams, said to be superior to any
thing that has been offered in the bacon line for the last ten
years
Also, 300 small size family Hams, a prime article, at 7 cents
200 Kentucky cured large Hams, at 6j cents, very superior
10,000 lbs. Smithfield curing Shoulders
1,000 Ibs. fresh Pennsylvania Butter at 12J cents.
WILLIAM DOVE,
Penn. av near 9th street, opposite Marshall's Auction Store.
N. B. All articles warranted good. aug 1,4-3t


To Railroad Companies, Engineers, Stockhold-
er-a, Mechanists, and Inventors.
ITHEI EdiLois tthe Railroad Journal [published at Nw
U York monthly, at Iwo 8,iltas per year, Iy Grosan C.
cHAErraF arnd D. K. MiNos] congraitulate ihemiselives and the
public u, tihe present indications of re'urniig prosperity to because
of internal improvement. Thecloods which haves, u long darkened
the horizon are breaking away; and we have hope, and we think
good reason to believe, that the time isat hand when many works
which have been suspended in consequence of the great depres-
sion in the business of the country will be again resumed, and,
we hope, carried to successful completion, and thus renew for-
mer confidence in railroads as a means of increasing business as
well as for investment of capital.
Entertaining these views, the Editors of the Journal are en-
deavoring to make it useful to the cause and to those whose Inter-
esus are identified with its success. But in order to be able to
accomplish their object, they call upon all who are interested in
the progress and success of internal improvements to give their
aid in sustaining the Railroad Journal-the first periodical estab-
lished with a direct view of promoting internal improvements. It
has labored long-it does not, however, become us to say with what
effect-in the cause; and now, like the cause itself, it asks the
united efforts of its friends to carry it triumphantly through. We
ask your subscription at $2 a year, in advance; and, if yeu have
occasion to advertise in relation torailroads, or railroad machinery,
mechanical business, new inventions, or scientific books, we solicit
your advertisement at 65 a year, or fifty cents a single insertion
for twelve lines ; and we respectfully suggest to railroad compa-
nies the propriety of taking a number of copies to distribute
among their engine men and mechanics. At any rate we ask
your subscription and your hearty co-operation in extending its
circulation and in contributing to its pages.
The early possession of information in relation to the operation
of the different railroads is of great importance to us, and we will
thank you to forward to us always your reports, including the
declaration of dividends, and the introduction of any new im-
provement or article of traffic which has or may grow up in con-
sequence of the construction of your road. In short, we desire
you to furnish us with any and all information in relation to this
vast and growing interest that may be useful to others and to the
Journal. And lastly, as well as firstly, though not of least im-
portance, we request each present subscriber to send in two or
six additional names, with five or ten dollars, and thus reduce the
cost of his own subscription and benefit us at the same time. We
call particularly upon railroad companies and locomotive manu-
facturers and stockholders thus to subscribe.
N. B. We ask as a special favor of each railroad company a
copy of their present rates for freight and passengers per mile,
or through, as compared with 1841, that we may form a table,
giving at one view the charges on all the railroads in the United
States; and of those companies which have not sent their last
reports we solicit a copy.
Contents of the Railroad Journal for August, 1843.
Destruction of the Croton Dam, with illustrations.
Railroads in Germany.
Extracts from Remarks upon the River Railroad."
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.
Long Island Railroad Report.
Reading Railroad and the Coal Trade,
Extraordinary Phenomenon.
United States Navy.
Galvanized Steamer.
Boston and Fitchburg Railroad.
Locomotive Engines of 1839 and 1843 compared.
Steeled Journals and Chilled Boxes.
Progress of Railroads in Europe.
Engineer's Report of the Long Island Railroad.
aug 12-3t
S TRAY CO WV AND CALF.-Come to the subscriber's,
near Benning's Bridge, a middling sized Brindle Cow, with
a Black Calf, about a week old; the right ear of the cow cut off,
and a bit taken out of the lower coiner, under bit in the left ear,
bag white, tail extends a little below the hocks, small smooth wide
horns, and about four years old. The above cow has been in the
neighborhood for several months. The owner isrequired toscome
forward, prove property, pay charges, and take her away.
aug 14-3EtHENRY MILLER.
T Ri-STEES' SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE
IN THE CITY OF ANNAPOLIS.-By virtue of a de-
cree of the Court of Chancery of Maryland the subscribers of-
fer for sale all the real estate of Richard I. Jones, situated and
being in the city of Annapolis, consisting-
1. Of a very spacious and elegant dwelling-house, now in his
own occupation, with a large garden and lots attached and conti-
guous thereto, and forming, with the various offices and out-
houses, one of the most desirable and convenient residences in
the State. The Trustees do not give a minute description of this
property, taking it for granted that persons disposed to purchase
will examine for themselves, and inviting them to do so.
2. A lot on the Duke of Gloster street, with a front of 81 feet,
and running back the same distance, and being the same lot on
which the Theatre stands.
8. A house and lot on Market street, the lot containing upwards
of half an acre.
4. Lot No. 71, at the corner of West street and the Church
Circle, upon which are three convenient offices.
5. A lot and two houses on Northwest street.
6. A very valuable brick dwelling-house, with a garden at-
tached, on Prince George's street, at present occupied by Gen.
Watkins, and a vacant lot immediately below, and two frame
houses in the same vicinity.
7. A lot near the dock, upon which is erected a substantial
brick building, fitted up for and used as a steam-mill. This is a
very valuable piece of property. I
8. Two other frame houses on Prince George's street, and a
house on the wharf occupied by Mrs. Birmingham.
9. Two lots on Cornhill street, on one of which there is a
dwelling now occupied by Mr. Hohna.
10. A brick-house and lot on Green street, oedupied by John
Quynn.
The Trustees are authorized to sell the above property either
at public or private sale, one-fourth of the purchase money to be
paid on the day of sale, or on the ratification thereof by the Chan-
cellor, and the residue upon credits oftwelve and eighteen months,
in equal instalments, with interest on the whole from tha day of
sale.
The credit payments to be secured by the bond of the purcha-
ser with surety to be approved by the Trustees, who upon the
payment of the whole purchase money are authorized to execute
conveyances to the purchasers.
The Trustees invite proposals for the purchase of any portion
of this property at private sale until Tuesday, the 56h day of
September next. If by that time the whole shall not be sold,
whatever may remain, or the whole, if none shall be previously
disposed of, will be offered at public sale, at the Court-house
door, in the city of Annapolis, commencing at 11 o'clock A. M.
on that day.
Immediately after the sale of the real estate, the personal es-
tate of the said Jones will be sold, consisting of a great variety
of household and kitchen furniture, and slaves for terms of years,
the whole of which will be disposed of upon terms then to be
made known. J. JOHNSON, )Tre.
T. S. ALEXANDER, IStss
jl The creditors of Richard I. Jones are hereby notified to
file the vouchers of their claims in the Chancery Court within
four months from the fifth of September next.
J. JOHNSON,
THOSE. S. ALEXANDER,
aug 6- Trustees.


OIL AND CANDLES-
2000 gallons bleached Sperm Oil
100 boxes Sperm Candles
60 boxes new Cheese.
Just received and for sale by
aug 12-3t


S. HYATT.


GEORGETOWN VINEGAR DEPOT-The sub-
scriber, thankful for the patronage heretofore received,
would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally
that his Vinegar Depot, formerly kept on the Little Falls Mile,
has been removed to Georgetown, where by new arrangements
of the establishment the largest orders can be filled on the short-
est notice; and, being desirous of receiving a continuance-of the
confidence heretofore so liberally bestowed, he will take pleasure
in furnishing always the very best of Vinegar st modeWe proves.
Goods sent free of charge to any part of the .vv of W.Ash.g.
ton or Georgetown. J. ROTHER,
Corner of Green and Alley streets, immediately back ofthe
aug 11-3t Union Hotel.
FAMILYY HORSE AND CARRIAGE.-A gentle
S Horse, suitable for a family, with a convenient Caritage
and Harness ; also, a good Saddle and Bridle, will be sold loy, if
immediate application te made to


July 29-6tif


WALKER & KIMMELI4
National Livery Stable.


APITOL HILL SEMINARY FOR YOUIG
LADIES.-This institution will open on the 1st of Slp-
tember next under the superintendence of Mr. and Mrs. AlI-
CHARD. In a few days a circular will be issued, givingthe
particulars relating to the course of studies, terms, Ac. Men-
while any communication can be made to the principals, at tieir
residence, 2d street, north side of the Catholic church.
july 17-eolmo
M RS. PORTER'S Seminary for Young Ladtss,
on 4Q street. The next term will commence on Monday,
SepirtemnLer ii,. The instructions comprise a thorough conai of
Engliah EJucation, uh Latin, French, MuWin. bath 4M- l sad i-
stromentli. The Prencfi class ia underr I',e tuition or a ihor.'ngh,
experienced, native Teacher. For terms apply to the Principal.
july 28-3taw4w
VENETIAN BLIND FACTORY, south side of
Pennsylvania avenue, between 12th and 13th streets.-
The undersigned, thankful for past favors, respectfully Informs
his former customers and the public generally that he continues
to keep on hand, or manufacture to order, all kinds of Inside
Venetian Blinds, of different colors and size$ suitable for private
or public edifices. Devoting his attention seclusively to the
above business, he is enabled to furnished an article of superior
workmanship and of the best materials atlthe shortest notice ant
on the most reasonable terms. Soliciting a continuance of the
patronage of his fellowucitizens; he respectfully invites them to
call and judge for themselves Orders from the country like-
wise thankfully received and promptly attended to.
WILLIAM NOELL.
N. B. Old Blinds repainted ans" repaired, july 27-solmif
F Y. NAYLOR, Tlinner and Cuppeil smith, soutiih soide
Pennsylvania avenue, between 3d and 4J streets, reapsct-
fully returns thanks to the citizens of Washington and bhe public
for the patronage which he has already received and begs to an-
nounce that he carries on hisbusinessin all its branhobes, and ex-
ecutes copper, tin, and zinc rc.ofing. He also makes esery kind
of lead spouting and pipe work. Lamps, candlestioks, and saevry
other article ia his line ..f bislness, repaired in a woikmanlihke
manner and on the lowest terms. june l7-3taw2mi[
-ARRET ANDERSON has just received a hsndso.a.
assortment of Bibles, Catholic and Episcopal Prayer Books.
Also, of Jivenile Drawing Books, and Children's Books suitable
fur presents; sand keeps c.eistantly on hand s general assortment
of School Books and Stationery of every description, which be
offers for sale on as reasonable terms as can be found in the Dis.
tict. aug 8-2awlm


NOTICE.-A gentleman of this city wishes to purchase for fASH I CASH I-The soubseoriber wishes to purchase any
Shis own use a Negro Man and Woman. A man from the C number of Negroes fo'r the Southern markets. The sub.
country would be preferred who has been accustomed to the care scriber will at all times give the highest market price in cash for
of horses and work about garden and house, and a woman who likely negroes, mechanics and houssereants included. Hitm-
will answer for a general house servant. They must be of good self or agent ucan at all times be seen at the corner of 7th street
character, as none others will suit. and Maryland avenue. All communications will receive prompt
For information of:he advertiser, application to be madaithe satlendon. THOMAS WILIAMIS. '
Auction Room of R. W, Dyer & Co, aug 12-3t may 3--ffW


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WASHINGTON.
Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and
inseparable."

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1843.


JOHN B. LAMAR, one of the Representatives
elect to Congress from the State of GEORGIA, has
resigned. A new election will doubtless be order-
ed, at which the Whigs will present a candidate for
the purpose solely of defeating the candidate who
may be set up by their political adversaries; the
ground taken by the Whigs of Georgia being that
the election for Congress which has been held by
general ticket is void, and of course all supplemen-
tary elections which may be made in the same man-
ner are void, being in defiance of the act of Con-
gress requiring the elections to be made by districts

The counties of Nash and Edgecomb, in North
Carolina, contain 5,694 white persons over 20 years
of age; of .whom 2,631 can neither read nor write.
In 1839, when the act to establish common schools
was passed, Edgecomb county rejected it by a vote
of 1,075 to 165.
At the late election for a Representative to Con-
gress in the district to which these counties belong,
the voles are reported as follows:
In Edgecomb. In Nashub. Total.
For the Whig candidate 106 71 177
For the" Democratic" (L. F ) do. 1,512 812 2,324
These simple facts need no illustration. They
satisfactorily explain one another.

S MISSISSIPPI.
The extra session of the Legislature of this State,
which commenced on the 10th ultimo, was brought
to a close by adjournment on the 26th. It does not
appear that during this brief session any law of ur-
gent public necessity was passed.
A bill for laying off the State into four Congres-
sional districts received the sanction of the Senate,
S but was lost in the House for want of sufficient
strength in its favor to suspend the rules of pro-
ceeding to allow of its consideration in that body.
It is said, however, that,Vven if this bill had made
its way through the Legislature, a majority of whose
members were in favor of it, it would have been
vetoed by the Governor.
A law was enacted providing a summary process
for winding up the banks in the State by writ of
quo warranto-and another, providing for the col-
lection of the revenue of the State, which abolishes
the office of tax collector and devolves the duties of
said office upon the sheriffs of the several counties.
The Southron" of the 26th ultimo thus no-
tices the close of the session :
"The long agony is over t The people's immortal repre-
sentatives have marched up the hill and marched down again,
by order of his excellency Governor TILOHMAN M. TUCKER.
"Our first impressions in relation to the calling of the
Legislature have been strengthened from day to day. We at
first believed, and still believe, that the principal objects were
to harmonize the Democracy, to sanction the new ticket, and
to get certain individuals into nomination for high station.
The secondary objects were to pass laws in relation to the
Vice Chancellor's Court and the collection of the revenue.
They failed to harmonize the Democracy, and made strenu-
ons efforts, by way of offset, to create dissensions in the ranks
of the Whigs and bond-paying Democrats, by the introduc-
tion of a variety of cunningly devised bills, out of which po-
litical capital could be made. Such efforts were boldly met
and fully exposed, and although the movers were lashed suffi-
ciently to make men of ordinary feeling hang their heads,
yet they and the village leaders will endeavor to manufacture
political capital out of the movements of the wire-pullers of
the Legislature.
"All of this day and night the two Houses have been at
loggerheads. The Senate passed a bill for laying off the
State into Congressional districts. The same bill came up
for consideration in the House. The rule is that such
bills shall lie on the table for one day. Upon a motion to
suspend the rule the vote was taken, and, although there
was a majority in favor of the bill, yet the House refused to
suspend, thus cutting off all chance for districting the State.
By way of retaliation, the Senate refused to pass the appro-
priation bill. Much ill feeling existed. The Senate was
angry because the House was not sufficiently respectful, and
the House was equally piqued because the Senate would not
pass the spl'ropriation bill. The members of both Houses
took good are to secure for themselves their per diem allow.
ance. Between eleven and twelve o'clock the Legislature
adjourned." '
Mr. ADAMS, on his route homeward from the western part
of New York, was entertained in a very handsome manner
by the people of Pittsfield and vicinity. He was addressed
on his arrival by the Hon. GoaRor N. BRInoC, who alluded,
in eloquent terms, to his long and distinguished public ser-
vices. Mr. ADAMts, in reply, (as we learn from the Albany
Evening Journal,) spoke of the scenes amidst which he had
passed his early youth, and of the influence which they ex-
erted in forming his character and shaping his purposes. "In
1775," said he, the minute men from a hundred towns in
the province were marching at a moment's warning to the
scene of opening war; many of them called at my father's
house in Quincy (then Braintree) and received the hospitali-
ty of Jotn ADAMa. All were lodged in the house which the
house would contain; others in the barns and wherever they
could find a place. There was then in my father's kitchen
some dozen or two of pewter spoons, and I well recollect going
into the kitchen and seeing some of the men engaged in run-
ning those spoons into bullets for the use of the troops. Do
you wonder," said he, that a boy of seven years of age,
who witnessed this scene, should be a patriot t"

OFFICIAL IMMUMITY.-Judge COccENs, senior Judge of
the New Orleans City Court, a short time ago delivered an
elaborate opinion upon a case that had been some days under
investigation before him. It was the case of Joseph R. Mil-
tlr vs. Wm. Preret, Mayor of the city, and James P. Freret
Alderman of the Second Municipality, who were arraigned
for assault and battery, oppression, misdemeanor in office,
and false imprisonment-chargei which grew out of an effort
on their part to suppress a disturbance at a public house,
* wherein one of the disputants, having resisted their authority,
was forcibly arrested aad conveyed to the calaboose, and there
detained for the night. The Judge says (quoting good au-
thority) that the question is not whether the act done might,
on full investigation, be foend to be strictly right, but whether
It proceeded from dishonest, oppresive, or corrupt motives.
Assuming, therefore, from the evidence before him, that nei-
ther the Mayor nor the Alderman were influenced by dis-
honest, oppressive, or corrupt motives, but wete acting as
coanservators of the public peace, by virtue of their official
authority, he rules that the testimony does not bring them
within the pale of the criminal law; that the main ground
for a criminal prosecution does not exist; and that although
they may have erred and exceeded the strict bounds of their


official duty, still their rectitude of purpose-for such he as-
sumes to be their governing motives-will protect them at
least from being arraigned at the bar of the Criminal Court.
EFRPscrT O' FaarHT.-Robert Mills, of Barneville, relates
to the St. Clairoville Gazette that while riding over a high
bridge his horse took fright and backed off, falling some six-
teen or eighteen feet. He had been laboring under disease
for tome time; but, when he got up, unhurt by the fall, every
symptom of his complaint had left his body.

A person was arrested at St. Louis on the 4th instant on
a charge of theft, and admitted to bail in the sum of 92,000.
He was a clerk in the store of Mr. Gabriel S. Chouteau.
Mr. C. having frequently missed sums of money from his
drawer, had placed a loaded pistol in it so as to detect the
thief. Soon after Mr. C. left the store, the report of the pis-
tol was beard; and this clerk being found on the ground, his
-face black with powder, and the money scattered over the
fioor, left no doubt as to the depredator.

CAUTION TO SPoRTSMEN.-About 9 o'clock last Wednes.
day evening as the train of cars from Portland, on the upper
route, were a short distance this side of Haverhill, a bullet
passed through one of them, breaking a small hole in the glass
on each side. -No report of a gun was heard, bat those pre-
sent say that it could have been nothing else; and it issuppos-
ad that it was the accidental and careless shot of some sports-
pian. Luckily no pearson was injured.


THE NORTHEAST BOUNDARY.

A correspondent of the Bangor Courier gives
the following information respecting the proceedings
of the commissioners on the frontiers:
The six commissioners appointed by the respective Le-
gislatures of Massachusetts and Maine to quiet the settlers
upon the disputed territory, by giving them deeds under the
provisions of the Ashburton treaty, commenced their labors
about six weeks since at the upper end of the Madawaska
settlement, near the mouth of the St. Francis. They have
finished, I understand, as far down as Fort Kent, at which
place they have suspended operations, and have adjourned to
meet again after the election. They intend to finish their
Business in the Madawaska settlement the present year. It
will take another year to finish upon the Aroostook.
"The commissioners upon the demarcation of the boundary
line are now progressing rapidly in their business, and are
making up for their delay in the spring. I understand that
the survey of the river St. John is nearly completed from. the
Grand Falls to the mouth of the St. Francis. A party of
purveyors is at work near lake Pohenagunook, and another
party has ascended to the headwaters of the St. John. Six
parties are at work upon the line between the monument and
the St. John, amounting in all to about one hundred men.
Two parties are at the north end of the line, two parties at
the south end, and the other two near Fort Fairfield. The
distance is about seventy-eight miles, and all the parties to-
gether advance about one mile each day. They clear out a
passage fifteen feet upon each side of the line, cutting down
the trees smooth with the ground. The line trees are cut
upon the spot, and the stumps left standing. I am told that
this line is a very crooked one. In one place there is a square
offset of about forty rods. The whole line appears to be a suc-
cession of curves, with a general inclination to the westward.
I am told that a part of the distance was run through with a
pocket compass. It was a great pity that Major Graham's
line was not adopted, as that was mathematically straight,
and could always be identified. The British Commissioner,
Col. Estecourt, appears to be an energetic man and of business
habits, and is constantly engaged in hastening the progress
of the survey. Some persons asked him how many yeaIrs it
would take to finish the survey. He replied that he did not
estimate the time by years but in months, and he thought it
would be completed sooner than was generally anticipated.
At the time the British Commissioner travelled up the boun-
dary line on foot at the head of his party, the American
Commissioner very comfortably rode up in the stage. A
stranger was asking, a short time since, of a Provincial if
he knew where the American commissioner was. 0 yes,
was the answer, I know very well. He has engaged to carry
the mail from Houlton to the Grand Falls. I have seen him
driving several times."

THE EXTRADITION CASE.

After the receipt at New York of the order from
the Executive department of the General Govern-
ment for the delivery of Mrs. GILMOUR to the Bri-
tish authorities, an application was made by her
counsel to Judge BETTS, of the United States Dis-
trict Court of New York, for a writ of habeas cor-
pus in the case,-which elicited from the Judge the
following decision :
nla the matter of Christiana Cochran, otherwise Gilmour, on ap-
plication for the allowance of a writ of habeas corpus:
I am of opinion that the 10th article of the Treaty of Wash-
ington, concluded August 9th, 1842, is, under the second
subdivision of the sixth article of the Constitution of the Uni-
ted States, in force as a subsisting law of the land, and is ac-
cordingly to be observed and executed by the judicial authori-
ties of the country.
I am of opinion that a Commissioner appointed by a Circuit
of the United States, pursuant to the acts of Congress in that
behalf, is, by force of the act of Congress of August 23d, 184%,
empowered to perform the functions pointed out by the 10,h
article of the said treaty.
I am of opinion that it is not competent for a Judge of the
United States, in vacation, to revise on habeas corpus the ad-
judication of such commissioner as to the sufficiency of the
proof of criminality of a party charged before him.
I am of opinion that a writ of habeas corpus cannot be
rightfully allowed for the purpose of inquiring into the legality
of a warrant emanating from the Executive branch of the
Government, intended to surrender a person duly committed
to a Marshal of the United States to the authorities of Great
Britain, under the provisions of the tenth article of the said
treaty, before the party shall be thereby actually transferred
to and detained in such British custody within the Unit-
ed States.
I accordingly refuse to allow the habeas corpus prayed for
in this case.
SAML. R. BETTS, U. S. Judge, &c.
Ntw YoRKu, AuousT 12,1843.


PERIODICAL PRESS.

We copy the following remarks on the Periodical
Press of this country from an article in Hunt's
Merchants' Magazine" for July, on the Progress
of Population and Wealth in the United States in
Fifty Years," by Professor TUCKER, of the Univer-
sity of Virginia :
There is yet another source of popular instruction-the
periodical press-which is noticed by the census as a branch
of manufacturing industry, and which is exclusively occu
pied, not only with worldly affairs, but with the events of the
passing hour. It keeps every part of the country informed of
all that has occurred in every other that is likely to touch
men's interests or their sympathies-volcanoes, earthquakes,
tempests, conflagrations, and explosions. Nor, in attending
to the vast, does it overlook the minute. No form of human
suffering escapes its notice, from the miseries ofowar, pesti-
lence, and famine, to the failure of a merchant or the loss of
a pocket-book. Every discovery in science or art, every im-
provement in husbandry or household economy, in medicine
or cosmetics, real or supposed, is immediately proclaimed, as
are all achievements in any pursuit of life, whether in catch-
ing whales or shooting squirrels, or in riding, running, jump
ing, or walking. There can scarcely an overgrown ox or
hog make its appearance on a farm, or even an extraordinary
apple or turnip, but their fame is heralded through the land.
Here we learn every legislative measure, from that which es-
tablishes a tariff to that which gives a pension-every election
or appointment, from a president to a postmaster-the state of
the market, the crops, and the weather. Not a snow is suf-
fered to fall, or a very hot or very cold day to appear, without
being recorded. We may here learn what every man in every
city pays fur his loaf or his beefsteak, and what he gives, in
fact, for almost all he eats, drinks, and wears. Here deaths
and marriages, crimes and follies, fashions and amusements,
exhibit the busy, ever-changing drama of human life. Here,
too, we meet with the speculations of wisdom and science,
the effusions of sentiment, and the sallies of wit; and it is
not too much to say that the jest that has been uttered in
Boston or Louisville is, in little more than a week, repeated
in every town in the United States, or that the wisdom or the
pleasantry, the ribaldry or the coarseness exhibited in one of
the Halls of Congress, is made by the periodical press to give
pleasure or dtetaste to one hundred thousand readers.
Nor is its agency limited to our own concerns. It has
eyes to see and ears to hear all that is said and done in every
part of the globe; and the most secluded hermit, if he only
takes a newspaper, sees, as in a telescope, and often as in a
mirror, every thing that is transacted in the most distant re-
gions; nor can any thing memorable befall any considerable
part of our species that it is not forthwith communicated with
the speed of steam to the whole civilized world.
The newspaper press is tbu a most potent engine, both
for good and evil. It too often ministers to some of our
wont passions, and lends new force to party intolerance and
party injustice.
Incenditque animum dictis, atque aggerat iras."
But its benefits are incalculably greater. By communicating
all that is passing in the bustling world around us, whether
it be little or great, virtue or crime, useful or pernicious, plea-
surable or painful, without those exaggerations and forced
congruities which we meet with in other forms of literature,
it imparts much of the same knowledge of men and things as
experience and observation. Its novelties give zest to life.


It affords occupation to the idle, and recreation for the indus-
trious. It saves one man from torpor, and relieves another
from care. Even in its errors, it unconsciously renders a
homage to virtue by imputing guilt to those it attacks, and
praising none to whom it does not impute merit and moral ex-
cellence. Let us hope that it will in time, without losing
any of its usefulness, less often offend against good taste and
good manners, and show more fairness in political controversy.
According to the census of 1840 there were then in the
United States 130 daily newspapers, 1,142 issued weekly, and
125 twice or thrice a week, besides 227 other periodical pub-
lications. Such a diffusion of intelligence and information
has never existed in any other country or age."

A SUMPTVARY LAw.-One of the far-famed and
much abused sumptuary laws of the Massachusetts
C9lony was passed in the year 1651.
The Legislature say: "We cannot, but to our grief, take
notice that intolerable excess and bravery bhath crept in upon
us, and especially among people of mean condition, to the
dishonor of our God, the scandal of our profession, the con-
sumption of our estatales, and altogether unsuitable to our
poiertv." The court ihen says: 'That no person whose
visible means does not exceed 200 shall wear any gold or
silver lace, or gold and silver buttons, or silk hoods or scarfs.'
The selectmen were to take notice of those who in the cost-
liness of trir dress exceeded their abilities; especially those
that woe rbianda and great bogpts." I


THE SUPREMACY OF LAWS.,,

It is the duty of every American citizen sacredly
to sustain law. Earth has never seen a despot who
rode upon a more fiery steed, or swayed a more
bloody sceptre, or who trampled upon human rights
with a more callous- heart, than Anarchy. It is in
anarchy that death on the pale horse may find an
appropriate antitype. Law is the essence of the
Deity, the genius of the Bible, the guardian angel
of humanity.
No matter what the public excitement-no mat-
ter how intense the irritation, that hand is indeed
suicidal that would unlash the bloodhounds of an-
archy for retribution. When those furies sweep
the streets, like the midnight's howling storm, they
are all undistinguished in the object of their desola-
tion. Now the brothel is torn to fragments, and
now the refined dwelling of piety is sacked and
burned. The grog-shop blazes to-day-the temper-
ance hall to-morrow. Now is demolished the the-
atre-Satan's temple ; and now the church-God's
sanctuary. The Catholic priest is hunted by the
mob this week, the Protestant clergyman the next.
To-day it is this editor who has perpetrated the
atrocious crime of expressing an unpopular opinion
-and to-morrow it is his neighbor who receives
paternal chastisement from these blind furies who
have usurped the guardianship of the press, and
whom that very press may have warmed and nursed
into life and venom.
Let, then, the sentiment be as immovable as the
eternal granite of the Rocky Mountains, that law
MUST BE AND SHALL BE SUSTAINED. Let it be un-
derstood that Government has resistless resources
which it can and will bring into requisition, if need-
ful, for the protection of its citizens. Let every
true patriot hold himself a volunteer-a minute-miln
to defend Law; and for her defence let him hold
pledged life, fortune, and sacred honor.
When we contemplate the gathering millions fill-
ing our land, the mental darkness and sensual pas-
sions of such vast multitudes, the diversity in for-
t1ine which industry, talent, and that success which
is above all human control, will necessarily produce,
the variety of opinions and interests which must
prevail, we cannot magnify the importance of sus-
taining inviolable law.-Rev. J. C. Abbot.


THE STAGE OF LIFE.

We have seen a copy of an address delivered at
the late commencement of St. Mary's College, Bal-
timore, before the Reading-room and Calocagathian
Societies, by JOHN H. B. LATROBE, Esq. The
address is a felicitous one, inculcating sound senti-
ments in a lively and engaging style. As a speci-
men of the performance, we copy the introductory
portion, which is as follows.-Boston Daily Adv.
"It is now many years since, that, with all the anxiety of
youthful curiosity, I sat for the first time in a crowded thea-
tre, gazing upon the broad unbroken curtain, which with
tantalizing immobility continued to conceal, long after the
hour appointed for its rising, the world that lay behind it
from the gaze of the expectant audience. Unnoticed were
the forms of loveliness in the boxes around me. The hun-
dred blazing lights that shone from chandelier and girandole
served to illuminate for my eyes nothing but "the dark green
expanse that shut out from me the future of that evening.
The music of the orchestra was all unheeded ; or, mingling
with the din of my own thoughts, served but to increase the
eager excitement which the eve of a long anticipated enjoy-
ment had most effectually produced. At length, when the
noisy clamor of others as impatient as myself, and the hurried
completion of the scenic arrangements warned the prompter
to his duty, the tinkling of the bell, surpassing then in its
music to my ears the brilliant overture, once and then again
was heard, and with slow and imposing movement the curtain
gathered up its folds, and the first scene of Aladdin and his
lamp was presented to our view.
"There is not one among my hearers who is not acquaint-
ed with the Eastern legend upon which this drama has Its
foundation and I therefore need not dwell upon the delight
of so young a spectator as I then was, to see how easily
wealth was acquired and wishes were gratified by the rub-
bing of the old lamp, which brought forth its slave to do the
bidding of its master. At length the play was over and the
curtain fell; but for many a long day afterwards there passed
through my waking and my sleeping dreams the gorgeous
processions and the fairy scenes of Aladdin and his lamp.i
"Years later, and when the boy had grown to be a man,
curiosity led me behind the scenes of the same theatre during
the progress of a representation ; and I saw for the first time
the machinery by which the stage performed its miracles.
Rough uncouth men in every day dresses, who used harsh
language and discordant oaths, thrust forward the forest or
the cliff, the cavern or the palace, or shook the canvass waves,
or turned the painted cylinder that played the waterfall, at
the bidding of a little insignificant being Who gave his orders
in peevish discontented tones from a close confined corner,
and who rang, with long and unclean fingers, and with im-
patient jerk, the little bell whose sounds had been to my
youthful ears almost celestial music. And then, the persons
of the drama moved but at his bidding and with his specta-
cles far down upon his nose, and his head almost touching
the ragged pamphlet that contained the play, he prompted
the imperfect memories of the men and women who were
murdering Shakspeare for the edification of the public. And
then, all behind the scenes took place in a dark unwholesome
atmosphere, where untrimmed lamps sent up black wreaths
of fetid smoke, that slowly and gloomily ascended to those
upper portions of the theatre where turpentine was burned to
imitate the lightning's flash, and heavy balls of iron, rolling
through long troughs, became, at the prompterts bidding, the
representatives of the thunderbolt.
I am sure I need not say that if time had not previously
modified my early enthusiasm, this visit to the theatre would
most certainly have done so.
"The application of the foregoing suggests itself. You
are all of you, my young friends, anxious expectants of the
rising of the curtain which now Conceals from you a world
behind it. 'The only difference is, that the world which you
are so eager to gaze upon is not, like the other, made up of
paint and canvass and tinsel, and filled with mere machines
of men and women, but the living thinking world of real
life, blazing in the sunbeams or shadowed by the clouds-
glorious in its fields and forests and its silvery waters-rich
in its sunken mines-richer still in the wealth that man's
hand gathers from its teeming surface. The actors on these
scenes obey no prompter's bidding. They are their own free
agents for good or evil, working out their own everlasting des-
tiny. The processions here are not of pasteboard puppets or of
ragged idlers; they are of thousands upon thousands gathered
together by the ambition or the pride of man. Sometimes
they move in the shape of glittering armies; sometimes in
garb of peace they commemorate the triumphs of virtue and
religion; but in whatever characters they appear, they have
all the strong interest of reality.
"From all this you are yet as.remote as was the pictured
pageant from the youthful visitor of the theatre. But your
imaginations are as busy as his was with regard to the view


to be exhibited when the curtain shall be lifted up; and you
too will require, as he did, to stand behind the scenes, before
the true value of all that appeared, at first sight, so gay and
captivating can be accurately ascertained. It is behind the
scenes, too, that you will in a short time find yourselves; for
the period will be brief before you will become actors upon
the stage. The drama in which you perform will be one of
improvisation, however. There will be no playwright to di-
rect your exits and your entrances.' Circumstances operat-
ing upon your own free will must control your action; and
the catastrophe, under Providence, must depend upon the
virtue, the talent, the industry, and courage of each particular
individual. You are now, my young friends, probationers for
the active business of life."

EXTRAORDINARY DZATH.-Last week a child about sixteen
months old, son of Mr. Leggett, plasterer, of Springfield, Illi-
nois, was drowned in a tub of water standing in the yard.
The mother was in the house at the time, and had not missed
the child out of her sight more than ten or fifteen minutes;
when, on searching for it, she saw its little frock floating on
the surface and its head under the water. On removing the
body it wasfound to be quite dead.

WM G. KNIGHT, a member of the London bar, who ab-
sconded in January, 1841, and came to this country with a
large amount of money, the proceeds of sundry forged bills of
exchange which he sold in London, has been recently arrest-
ed in Iowa, by James Young, of the Philadelphia police.


MEXICO.
By late journals received from this Republic it
appears that President SANTA ANNA is seriously
occupied in efforts to accomplish important amelio-
rations in public affairs. He has published a de-
cree directing economical reforms in the organiza-
tion of the army, and is otherwise endeavoring to
bring,.the expenses of his administration within the
revenue.
A decree of the 26th June declares, 1st, that all
amnesties conceded by the head of the Govern-
ment shall only discharge those that are the objects
of them so far as they are amenable to political of-
fences, without impairing the rights of third parties against
such offenders. 2Jly. That the property taken by the mili-
tary and others during revolutions shall be delivered up to those
legally entitled to its possession, unless the property be of
a perishable nature. The political and judicial authorities of
the country to whom applications may be made for restitu-
tion of property so seized, shall see that justice be done to
the parties, and shall be responsible for all damages done to
the legitimate possessors whose rights may be clearly estab-
lished.
A decree anterior to the foregoing, dated Tacubaya, 19th
June, regulates the election of members of Congress con-
formably to the new political organization of the Republic.
Primary elections are directed to be held throughout the
Republic on the second Sunday of August; secondary elec-
tions on the first Sunday of September; and all the electo-
ral colleges are to meet on the last Sunday of the same
month, in the capitals of the several departments, for the
purpose of organizing preparatory to the election of deputies
to Congress and their substitutes, which latter electiofi is
ordered for the first Sunday in October. The election of
forty-two Senators is to take place on the first day of Octo-
ber, by the assemblies of the several departments, in con-
formity with the 167th article of the new Constitution.
The election of the President of the Republic, according to
the 84th article of that instrument, is fixed for the first of
November following. This election is also required to be
made by the local departments in their primary assemblies,
The representatives to both branches of Congress are re-
quired to repair to the capital from the 1st to the 12th of
December ensuing.
The Reginerador of Oajaca announces that a new mine
has been discovered in that department.
A letter from Topic announces that on the 2d of June
the authorities of that city caused to be burnt 257 pieces of
unbleached cottons, which were seized at theustom.-house.
The costs, fine, and duties paid by the individual who in-
troduced it amounted to the sum of 87,000.-N. 0. Courier.

MARRIAGES.
On Sunday evening, by the Rev. JOHN C. SMITH, Mr.
WILLIAM HENNING to Miss ELIZABETH ROLLS,
all of this city.
On the 11th instant, at Dewbery, Hanover county, Virgi-
nia, by the Rev. JOHns COOKE, CALLENDER ST. GEO.
NOLAND, Esq., United States Navy, to Miss MARY
EDMONIA, only daughter of the late THOMAS NELSON
BERKtLZY, Esq.

DEATH.
At his residence in Prince George's county, Md. on the
12th instant, Mr. NATHAN SUMMERS, in the 84th
year of his age.

NAVY BEEF AND PORK-FOR 1844.

NAVY DEPARTMENT,
BUREAU OF PROVISIONSe AND CLOTHING,
AUOUST 14, 1843. n
SEALED PROPOSALS, endorsed "Proposals for Beef," and
S" Proposals for Pork," as the case may be, will be received
at this office until three o'clock P. M. on Monday, the second day
of October next, for furnishing and delivering free of all cost and
risk to the United States,
Seven thousand eight hundred barrels of Navy Beef,
And seven thousand eight hundred barrels of Navy Pork:
each barrel to contain not less than two hundred pounds nett
weight of Beef or Pork; no excess of weight in either article will
be paid for. To be delivered at the respective Navy Yards and
Naval Stations, as follows :


At Portsmouth, N. H.
At Boston, Mass. -
At Brooklyn, N. Y. -
At Philadelphia, Pa.
At Baltimore, Md. .
At Washington, D. C.
At Norfolk, Va.
At Charleston, S. C.
At Pensacola, Florida
At New Orleans, La.


Bbls. Beef.
94
2,258
2,563
107
15
97
2,663
15
41
47
7.800


Bbls. Pork.
94
2,258
2,563
107
15
97
2,b63
16
41
47
7,800


Said Beef and Pork must be delivered, one-half between the
first day of January, 1844, and the lith day of April, 1844; and
the other half by the 16th day of June, 1844, unless earlier deli-
veries should be required by the Chief of the Bureau of Provi-
sions and Clothing. Offers must be made for each half separately
and distinctly-that is, for the half deliverable between first of
January and fifteenth of April, and for the half deliverable by the
fifteenth June, 1844.
The Beef must be packed from well fattened cattle, slaughtered
between the first day of November, 1843, and the first day of
February, 1844, and weighing not less than six hundred pounds
nett weight each. The legs and leg rands of the hind quarters,
and the shins and shoulder clods, and at least eight pounds from
the neck end of each fore quarter, or the parts marked Nos. 1, 2,
and 3, on the drawing or delineation of the fore and hind quarters
of an ox, which will be attached to and form a part of the con-
tract, must be wholly excluded from each barrel and half barrel,
and the remainder of the carcass must be cut in pieces of not less
than eight pounds each.
The Pork must be packed from corn-fed, well fattened hogs,
slaughtered between the first day of November, 1843, and the
first day of February, 1844, and weighing not less than two hun-
dred pounds each ; excluding the heads, joles, necks, shoulders,
hams, legs, feet, and lard, and all refuse pieces and must be cut
in pieces weighing not less than six pounds each.
Both the Beef and Pork must be salted with at least one statute
bushel of Turk's Island, Isle of Man, or St. Ube's salt; and the
Beefmust have five ounces of fine pulverized saltpetre to each
barrel, exclusive of a pickle, to be made from fresh water, as
strong as salt will make it.
One-third the quantity of Beef and one-third the quantity of
Pork must be packed in half barrels, and contain one hundred
pounds nett weight of each, as the case may be.
The barrels and half barrels must be made of the best season-
ed white oak or white eak staves and heading; if of the former,
to be not less than three-fourths of an inch thick ; if of the lat-
ter, to be not less than ene inch thick for barrels, and three-
fourths of an inch for half barrels, and to be hooped at least
three-fourths over with the best white oak or hickory hoops.
Each barrel and half barrel must be branded on its head Na-
vy Beef," or "Navy Pork," as the case may be, with the con-
tractor's name, and the year when packed.
The Beef and Pork willibe inspected by the inspecting officers
at the respective Navy Yards and Stations aforesaid, and by some
"sworn inspector of salted provisions," who will be selected by the
respective commanding officers; but their charges for such in-
spection must be paid by the respective contractors, -who must
likewise have the barrels put in good shipping order to the satis-
faction of the Commandants of the respective Navy Yards and
Stations aforesaid, after the inspection, and at their own expense.
Bidders mast specify their prices separately and distinctly, in
separate offers for the Beef and for the Pork ; and for each of the
places of deliveryiovering all expenses and all charges.
The Department reserves to itself the right to reject all offers
from persons who have heretofore failed to fulfil their contracts.
Bonds in one-third the amount of the respective contracts will
be required, and ten per centum in addition will be withheld from
the amount of each payment to be made as collateral security for
the due and faithful performance of their respective contracts,
which will on no account be paid until the contracts are complied
with in all respects, and is to be forfeited to the United States in
the event of failure to complete the deliveries within the pre-
scribed periods. And in case of failure on the part of the con-
tractors to deliver the aforesaid beef and pork within the times
specified, the Chief of the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing
shall have the right to direct purchases to be made to supply the
deficiences, and any excess of cost shall be charged to and paid
by the contractors. Payment will be made by the United States
(excepting the ten per centum to be withheld until the completion
of the contracts as before stated) within thirty days after the said
beef and pork shall have been inspected and received, and bills
for the same shall have been presented to the Navy Agents re-
spectively, duly approved by the commandants of the respective
Navy Yards and Stations, according to the terms of the contracts.
The parts of the beef to be excluded will be particularly de-
signated in the engraving to be attached to the contracts; persons
interested can obtain them on application at this office.
Successful bidders will be forthwith notified of their acceptance,
and a contract and bond will be transmitted to them, which must
be executed and returned to this bureau within thirty days.
To be published once a week until the 30th September next, in
the Globe and National Intelligencer, Washington, D. C.; Chro-
nicle and Old Dominion, Portsmouth, Vs.; Eastern Argus, Port-
land, Maine ; Portsmouth Journal and Hill's Patriot, N. H.; Ben-
nington Gazette, Vt.; Morning Post and Daily Times, Boston,
Massachusetts ; Journal of Commerce, Sun, and Aurora, New
York; American Sentinel and Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Penn.;
Daily Morning Post, Pittsburg, Penn ; Sun and Republican, Bal-
timore, Md.; Enquirer, Richmond, Va.; Beacon, Norfolk, Va.;
Louisville Gazette, Lexington Observer, and Maysville Republi-
can, Kentucky; Old School Republican and Statesman, Ohio;
Register, Illinois ; St. Louis Republican, Mo ; New Orleans Ad-
vertiser, LA Detroit Free Press, Michigan; Southern Patriot,
Charleston, S. C.; Morning Gazette, Buffalo, N. Y.; Columbian
Register, New Haven, Ct.; Republican Herald, Providence, R.
I.; National Enquirer and Democratic Signal, Harrisburg, Penn.
I:I' The editors of the above papers are requested to send a
copy of the paper containing the same to this Bureau, during the
continuance of the advertisement, as a necessary voucher in the
adjustment of their accounts. aug1S
A FARM WANTED.-I wish to rent a farm, in a healthy
part of the country, large enough to employ from six to six-
teen hands. Its vicinity to a town, though not indispensable, is
desirable, and if it be approved it may be purchased. Apply to
me personally or by letter postpaid, stating particulars.
C. HOGAN,
au g 2-7td Oxford, North Carolina,


LOCAL NEWS,
aIPORTD FORP THS NATIONAL INTsLLIeGNCnR.

CRIMINAL COURT.
IHis Honor Judge DUNLOP yesterday passed sentence upon
the following prisoners and *defendants, who were tried and
convicted atthe June term of the Criminal Court:
Henry Ftletcker, free negro, convicted of an assault with
intent to kill his wife-to be imprisoned in the penitentiary
two years, to commence and take effect from and after the
rising of the next term of the Circuit Court.
Henry Fletcher, free negro, also convicted of an assault
upon his wife-fined five dollars and costs.
William S. Wright, convicted of obtaining money under
false pretences from Edward Dyer-to be imprisoned in the
Penitentiary for two years, to take effect from and after the
rising of the next term of the Circuit Court.
Robert Black, a negro boy, convicted of arson-to be im-
prisoned in the Penitentiary for two years.
G. L. Giberson, Esq., convicted of falsely imprisoning Jacob
Wechter-to be fined $50 and costs.
James V. Patten, convicted of assault and illegal arrest of
Jacob Wechter-to be fined $5 and costs.
Marcus C. Buck, convicted of an assault on S. Stettinius,
Esq.-to be fined $30 and costs.
Buckner Bayliss, convicted of resisting L. S. Beck, con-
stable, in the discharge of his duty-to be fined 20 and costs.
James O'Neale, convicted of an assault and battery-to be
fined $5 and costs.
William Richardson, convicted of an assault and battery
on Mrs. Mitchell-to pay a fine of $5 and costs, and stand
imprisoned till the fine and costs were paid.
The Criminal Court was then adjourned until the October
Term.
Messrs. EDITORs: I read with pleasure a brief communi-
cation in your paper of yesterday touching the fine sailing
qualities of our old Washington-built ship, the Columbus;
and, before I proceed, will render to you my mite of thanks
for the interest you have always taken in giving publicity to
every thing concerning the United States Navy; its vast im-
portance to us as a commercial nation; its influence abroad,
where the many formerly hostile but now peaceful competi-
tions with the more nupmerous but not more scientific or skil-
ful thunderers of the deep of other nations, always come off
most creditable to our own. Besides, when there is a dearth
of naval news, and parents and friends are overhauling the
various papers of our sea-ports for intelligence of the where-
abouts of our numerous craft afloat, and the health and be-
havior of their several officers and crews, in vain, here, with
the suddenness of a "white squall," we have in the '" Na-
tional Intelligencer," as if by magic, in the shape of a "letter
from on board" such a ship, the latest possible and most satis-
factory history of the present, as well as the recent past, of
all her man and measures. Indeed, it has repeatedly appeared
to my mind that you were a beeper up" of such matters
for the express gratification of the thousand readers of your
paper who, like myself, have friefids and relatives upon the
great deep; and for such kindness I present you my humble
and hearty acknowledgments.
I would barely say that, as regards the relative sailing
qualities of the ship "Columbus" and the frigate "Congress,"'
(which latter vessel is complimented merely en passant by the
writer of the letter referred to,) the two ships and another
(the Puebla) sailed from Mahon in company on the 11th of
November last, and on the 15th the Commodore made signal
for the Congress" logo ahead and make out Spezzia Light;
immediately the same sail was put on the Congress that the
Columbus had, and in four hours afterwards the latter was
twelve miles astern!I During the passage from Mahon to
Genoa, the Congress passed the Columbus with about half
the sail set that the Columbus had; and she would have to
taken nearly all sail to keep her station-which was astern of
the Commodore.
I admire this honorable rivalry of ships and seamen its
s'entraident-and am happy to hear that the old Columbus
has so much improved in her sailing.
Yours, TRIDENT.
1-A stated meeting of the Medical Department of
the National Instilute will be held at the Patent Office this even-
ing at 8 o'clock.
dug 15 MARCUS C. BUCK, Secretary.
LIBRARY OF THE COLUMBIAN HORTICUTURAL SOoITY.
t 0' Members and others having Books or Periodi-
cals belonging to this Society will please hand them over to the
Librarian, Mr. J. F. CALLAN, as early as possible, as it is neces-
sary te have tihe works all in for the purpose of preparing a cata-
logue. W. B. MAGRUDER,
Chairman Committee on Library.
Donations to the Libiary will be thankfully received.
july 12-3t
N OTICE.-The undersigned hereby informs his patrons
L and the public generally that the exercises of his academy
will be resumed this morning at the usual hour. He hopes that
the pupils in connexion with the school will be prompt in their
attendance, in order that the studies for the ensuing portion of the
term may be assigned to all at the same time. To any who may
wish to enter pupils he deems it proper to say there are but three
vacancies, his number being limited to twenty-five.
For terms, &c. inquire at his residence on G street, or at the
academy on H street, between 8th and 9th streets.
aug 15-eo3t JOHN E. NORRIS.
T EXIAN LAND FOR SALE.-Twotractsof Texian
land for sale ; one has 1,470 acres, the other 640, located and
Government title. I will sell cheap for cash and trade.
Apply to SAMUEL ROSE,
aug 15-eolw Georgetown, D. C.
UGAR, BACON, &c.-
50 barrels Orleans Sugar
15,1)00 Ibs. Western Bacon
50 boxes Pittsburg Glass
Just received and for sale by GEO. LOWRY,
aug 15-3t Georgetown.
IVEBPOOL SALT AT AUCTION IN ALEX-
ANDBIA.-On Wednesday, the 30th instant, at half
past o10 o'clock A. M., will be sold, at the wharves of William
Fowle & Sons-
3,000 sacks Liverpool Blown Salt
2,000 do do Coarse Salt
5,000 bushels do do Salt
Imported by ships Pioneer and Alexandria.
The sacks are all of best quality, twilled and bleached, and of
largest size. Terms at sale. aug 15 -eodtsif
t) UBLIC SALE.-Bv virtue of a decree of the County
P Court of Orange, renderd on Monday, the 24th July, the
subscribers will sell at public auction on the 31st day of August,
Willis Grove, the late residence of William C. Willis, deceased
This large and valuable estate lies in the county of Orange, on
the Rapid-Ann river, contiguous to the manufacturing Mills of
Robert T. Willis, and contains by recent survey 1,010 acres, all
of superior quality, and well a -apted to the growth of corn,
wheat, and tobacee. The highlands are of a southwestern expo-
sure, and the lowlands are of alluvial soil.
This Farm is situated about two miles from the turnpike which
leads from Fredericksburg to Orange Court-house, being not
more than five miles from the latter, nor thirty-four from the for-
mer, and within fifteen of Gordoneville Depot, which affords an
excellent market to the farmers in this section. There is an
abundance of timber for all the purposes of the farm, and water
sufficient from a number of good springs in and streams running
through each field. On one of the streams there is a large and
productive meadow. The improvements are extensive, consist-
ing of a dwelling-house, which is large and commodious, a two-
story frame building adjacent, a factory within a fewyards of the
mansion, with three large rooms and a cellar, a kitchen with
four rooms, a number of calins with stone chimneys, two large
stables and a large barn, all in good repair and conveniently lo-
cated. There are besides the above other necessary out-build-
ings. The garden is large, handsome, and productive ; in fine,
the subscribers believe that it will well compare with any estate
in the county for beauty ofscenery, (commending an extensive
and beautiful view of the Blue Ridge and Rapid-Ann Valley,)
fertility of soil, salubrity of climate, and convenience of location.
The subscribers will also sell on the same day another tract
containg 560 acres, lying in the Piney Woods," about four
miles from Willis Grove. This land, which is valuable princi-
pally on account of its fine timber, will be sold in three or more
tracts to suit purchasers. Diagrams of either estate will be
shown. Those wishing to view the premises will call on the
subscribers, who reside in the immediate vicinity of Willis
Grove.
Terms: One fourth of the purchase money will be required
in hand, the balance in one, two, and three annual instalments,
secured by approved personal security, and a lien on the pre-
mises.
The salad will be made at Willis Grove.
ROBERT T. WILLIS,
RICHARD H. WILLIS,
aug 15-dtAug31 Executors of Win. C. Willis.
PRINT WAREHOUSE, IN NEW YORK.
B P. IjEE, (formerly of the firm of Lord & Lees,) and U.
* B. BREWSTE R, under the firm of LEE & BREW-
STER, have established, at 113 Pearl street, New York,


A Warehouse, on an extensive scale, exclusively
for Printed Calicoes,
To supply the city and interior trade by the piece or package.
By confining their attention entirely and exclusively to this one
article, Lee & Brewster will be enabled not only to exhibit a
more extensive and beautiful assortment than is to found else-
where, (there being no similar establishment for prints in the
United States,) but to sell always at prices as low, and generally
lower than those of houses whose attention and means are divided
among a large variety of articles.
The entire stock, embracing about two thousand different pat-
terns and colorings, comprises all the latest and choice styles, to
which will be constantly added all the desirable new styles which
appear, many of which cannot be had elsewhere.
Catalogues of prices, corrected with every variation of the
market, will be put into the hands of buyers.
All orders will receive the best attention. July 31
T NRIVALLED ATTRACTION.-Nowis the time to
at bargains at the New York Cheap Lace Store. The
subscriber, being desirous of reducing his present stock before
making some alterations in his store, will, for a few days, offer
the Ladies of Washington and vicinity, Laces, Edges, Ribands,
Capes, French-worked Collars, French Dimity, Flowers, Crape
and Crape Lisase, with many other articles ton numerous to men-
tion, cheaper than they can be purchased of any establishment
this side of New York. Ladies will find it for their interest to
call immediately. JAMES T. KING.
aug 11-3t 1
BOOTS AND SHOES.-A. & J. D. HOOVER have on
hand a large stock of Boots and Shoes, to which they solicit
the attention of the public. aug 14-3teoif


MRS. GARNSR'S YOUNG LADIES' BOARIDINO
AND DAY SCHOOL,.
M RS. GARNER, widow of the late Captain H. Garner,
U. S.Army, assisted by Miss Ksuy, of New Hampshire,
an excellent teacher, will comtuence the second session of her
Boarding School on the firstMonday in September, in Utpperville,
Fauquier county, Virginia. This village Is remarkable for its
extreme healthfulness, situated In a rich and beautiful country,
accessible from all quarters, and combining the advantages of
town and country. Every care and attention will be paid to the
religious instruction and moral deportment of those committed to
her care; and the young ladies share alike with her own chil-
dren the privileges and comforts of home, and the most tender
care and watchfulness of a mother.
Mrs. GAjaNn takes great pleasure In referring to those gen-
tlemen and ladies who have tested the advantages of her school
by placing their daughters under her care; and solicits the patro-
nage of those who are disposed to give their daughters an ex-
cellent and an accomplished education on terms suiat'le I,. the
times.
RBFEnBBoCe t
Rev. P. Slaughter, Upperville. Edward Hall, Upperville.
Mrs. William P. Lee, do Daniel Kerfoot, do
William C. Pitzhugh, do James H. Bennett, do
Mahlon Gibson, do William Rust, do
Dr. E. H. Henry, do
Terms for the &holastlc Year often months :
Board and tuition, and all the branches necessary to a
complete and thorough English education, 8136 00
Music on the Piano and Guitar, by Mr. Nox, together
with the use of the instruments, 50 00
French, Latin, and Drawing, each 10 00
Fancy Needlework, and Ornamental of various kinds 10 00
Entrance money 36 00
All bills positively paid quarterly.
All communications, addressed to Mrs. L. A. GABstim, Upper-
yville, Pauquier county, Va. must be post paid. july 22-4t
OFPIOc CHESAPRAES AND OHIO CANAL Co.
FPaDXMrCK CITy, MARYLAND.
B Y order of adjournment on the 6th ultimo, aB adjourned
meeting of the Stockholders of the Chesapeake and Ohio
Canal Company will be held at the office of said Company, in
the city of Frederick, Maryland, on WXDNBSDAY, the 16th day
of August instant, at 12 o'clock M.'
THOMAS TURNER,
aug 4-d&cp6t Clerk Ches. and Ohio Canal Company.
FOR PINEY POINT, BALTIMORE, &e.
p 3 The commaiodloust Steamer COLuntsIA
-on every Wednesday morning leaves
SWashington at six and Alexandria at
?7 o'clock for Baltimore, touching at
Piney Point and all the inrmediate landings.
Agreeably to an arrangement with Col. Forbes, the charge to
visitors at the Point, during the bathing season, for passage in
either the Oseola or Columbia, has been reduced to 81 50, ex-
clusive of meals.
tLadies and gentlemen who may desire spacious accommoda-
tions, will find in the Columbia extensive and well-furnished ca-
bins, good fare, attentive waiters, and every other convenience.
The Celumbia, in returning, leaves _Baltimore every Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock, arriving at Piney Point early on SundaY,
morning, and at Washington by about 5 o'clock in the afternoon,
affording to passengers fine views of the scenery of the Potomac
river. GEORGE GUYTHER,
july 26-M&Timt Captain.
TEMPERANCE BOARDING HUUSE.-Mrs.
JANE CUNNINGHAM would respectfully inform the pub-
lic that, having fitted up the bouse opposite the Patriotic Bank,
en 7th street, as a Boarding house, with new bedding, furniture,
&c., she is now prepared to accommodate gentlemen with board
on the most reasonable terms. This house being in the imme-
diate vicinity of business, day boarders and transient gentlemen
will find it a convenient location at which to take their meals,
which will be furnished at prices corresponding with the times.
aug 5-eo& a
FRENCH AND ENGLISH SEMINARY FOR
YOUNG LADIES, corner of D and 41 streets, op-
posite the City'Hall.
M ISSUES REED & CHESHIRE will open on Mon-
day, the 4th of September. a Seminary for the instraztioa
of Young Ladies in the several branches ofa thorough Freach and
English education.
The French department will be under the instruction of a
highly accomplished French lady. This important branch will
receive particular attention.
Arrangements have been made by which a limited number of
pupils may obtain board, and be under the immediate superin-
tendence of the teachers.
REFERENCES.
Rev. H. Stringfellow Rev. John C. Smith
Rev. Charles Rich Dr. B. Washington.
General Jesup Joseph S. Wilson, Esq.
Henry M. Morfit, Esq. Philip R. Fendall, Esq.
Captain Howle Amos Kendall, Esq.
Dr. P. Bradley John A. Smith, Esq.
W. W. Seaton Rev. R. R. Gurley.
july 26-eo2m
BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL.-Mrs. C. Bass.
CHARD BoaUta respectfully informs her friends and the pub-
lic that her Boarding and Day School for Young Ladles will re-
open on Monday, the 11 th September, at the corner of E and 9th
streets.
In this Institution all the branches of a thorough English and
French education will be taught by competent and experienced
teachers. The house will be considerably enlarged, rendering
it one of the most pleasant and spacious in the city. Its location
is central and unsurpassed for health or retirement.
TERMS.
Boardand Tuition in English sad Preach per annum 200
Day SeWveri-s.
English, First Class, per quarter 2
English, Second do do 9
English, Third do do 6
French, per quarter 0 6
Music, Dancing, Drawing, &c. at Professors' charges. .
For further particulars apply to the Principal.
july 25-2aw2m
ANK STOCK WANTED.-Wanted, Forty or Filty
Shares of Bank of Washington or Patriotic Bank Stock.
Address W. B. through the post office. aug 12-St
%TEW MUSIC.-Just received the following pieces of New
-L' Music, at the old established store two doors east of 12th
street, Pennsylvania avenue. W. FISCHER.
The mournful good night, by J. H. Hewitt; The Admiral and
the shark, by H. Philips; Love-can ne'er survive esteem, by J.
C. Andrews; False one breathe mylast adieu,by A J. Morales;
If I had but a thousand a year, by H. Russell; The Indian girl,
by G. Machold i Auld lang syne, with new arrangements, by S.
Nelson; John Anderson 'a gane, by G. J. Bennet; Love's chosen
hours, by F. H. Brown; Vesper song at sea; The true heart of
woman, by A. Lee; When thou wert true, words by P. W.
Thomas, Esq. music by J. H. Hewitt, inscribed to Mrs. Robert
Tyler; The minstrel child, for the guitar; The Vulture of the
Alps, by J. J. Hutchinson ; Our father's hearth, quartette, by N.
A Baldwin; The Alpine horn, by J. H. Hewitt; Saratoga lake
waltz, by F. C. Grambs; Seminary waltz, by W. C. Glyn ; La'
Mexicansa valse, by W. V. Wallace; Spanish souvenir waltz, by
R. A. Andreau ; La deseada valse, by W. V. Wallace; La sper-
anza valse, by J. H. Cornell; Woodside waltz, by Miss M. S.
McGregor; Les ponies valses, by W. V. Wallace; Real Scotch
quadrilles, in 2 sets, by Julien ; The coquette, a dance, by C. P.
Rudolph; Regata galloppe, by J. Munck ; Emma', eil rpada, by
fH. Robock; Grand Austerlits march and quickst..., t. .. W.
Havite; Rochester firemen's quickstep, by W. C. Glyn ; The
young flutist, a collection of the most celebrated operas, selreed
and arranged by Toulon. aug 9
ENSION AGENCY.-The subscriber, for the last ten
years, having been engaged in the examination of claim*,
for Revolutionary services in the Pension Office, being well ao-
quainted with the pension laws, and the sources from which proof
of service may be derived, and having left the Pension Olfice,
now offers his services as an agent for the prosecutiop of claims
before that office, or any of the Departments.
Those whose claims have been suspended or rejected at the
Pension Office may command his services by addressing him,
posr paid. Charges moderate, and attention prompt.
Reference may be made to the present delegation in Congress
from the several States, with most ef whom be is acquainted.
feb 4-ddeptf HENRY H. SYLVESTER.
A FINE FARM FOR SALE, of two hundred and
sixty acres of choice land, situated half a mile from the vil-
lage of Bladensburg, Maryland, on the northwest branch, and ad-
joining the Baltimore and Washington Railroad, five miles from
the latter place. This farm is mostly in a high state of cultiva-
tion, of a beautiful level surface, and its soil well suited to the
growth of tobacco, grain, and clover, with about one hundred
aeres of meadow. The buildings are a new and substantial dwel-
ling-house, with the necessary out-buildings attached, servants'
and manager's houses, three large barns or tobacco-houses, &c.
It can be advantageously divided into two farms-one of about one,
hundred and fifty acres, the ether about one hundred and ten
acres, -ith a large portion of meadow land, and would make .a
beautiful grass farm. Also, a lot of wood and timber land detach-
ed, of about thirty-five acres e all of which will be sold to suit pur-
chasers, on liberal terms. Apply to
aug 7-3taw3w JOHNSON & CALLAN.
R- The Baltimore Sun will please iopy this and send the ac-
count to the advertisers.
rjHE GOSPEL HARMONIST, a collection of Sacred
Music ; consisting of tunes of all metres, and also sentences,
anthems for a variety of occasions, chants, &c., being a selection
from the best authors, with many original tunes and anthems
composed expressly for the work by profaecers and amateurs of
this country ; to which is prefixed, a Familiar Introduction to the


Art of Singing on the Pestalorrian System, designed for the aid
of those who are entirely unacquainted with the science of music,
by Thomas Whittemore. For sale at the Book and Stationery
Store of R. FARNHAM, corner of 1lith street and Pennsylvania
avenue. july 25
'I'O TEACHERS.-The Trustees of the Raston Academy
Pr will elect a Principal for this Institution on Thursday, the
28th of September next.
In addition to a comfortable house and garden and the proceed
of tuition, of which the amount can scarcely be less than 8700,
and may much exceed that sum, the incumbent of the office re-
ceives a salary of 8750: he is expected, however, to employ, at
his awn expense, an usher or assistant teacher.
The Academy (founded in 1799) is now in a flourishing con-
dition, (its income for the current year exceeding fifteen hundred
dollars,) and the office (lately vacated by the resignation of Doc-
tor Arnold) is deemed worthy the notice of gentlemen of more
than moderate attainments.
Applicants will send their testimonials, Including evidences of
their general competency not only, but of their ability and apt-
ness to instruct in the Latin, Oreek, and French languages, in
mathematics, and in other branches usually taught in high
schools, post paid, addressed to
JOHN BO7MAN KRP.S


EaIOHN TabmA countymd.


AMES WILLIAMS, at his Cabinet and Chalr
Wareroom, Pennsylvania avenue, four doors west of 4j
street, has on hand a good assortment of Oabinet Furlinhre and
Cane and Windsor Chairs, which he will sell low for cash, or 0on
a credit of two, three, and four months for god pdapr.
N. B. He will keep constantly on hand, sad for sale m or rent
ascond-hand furniture ; old furniture taken in exchange for new;
old furniture and chairs repaired end repainted.
july 92-law8wlf


july 1-2aw2m









PROTECTION INSURANCE COMPANY.
SETH HYATT. Esq. of Wuhing',n ity, Acent for the Pro-
teetion Insurance Company, f Herifoird. Connecticut, offers
to inlure Houses, Mills, Pactories, Barna and in.ir contents, and
all other descriptions of insurable property againar loss ot damage
by fire.
The rates or premium offered are as l-w as nose of any other
similar institution, and every man has now an opportunity, for
a trifling sumn, to protect himself against the ravages of this de-
structive, element, which often in a single hour sweeps away the
earnings of many years.
The course the Office pursues in transacting their business and
In the adjusting and paying of losses is prompt and liberal.
For terms of insurance application maybe made to the above-
named agent, who is authorized to issue policies to applicants
S without delay. J. M. GOODWIN, Secretary,
June 21-lawtf Hartford, Connecticut.
BRITISH MAGAZINES AND REVIEWS FOR
MAY, 1843, for the use of the subscribers to the Waver-
ley Circulating Library. This day received by the last Boston
steamer the Quarterly Review, Edinburgh Review, Foreign Quar-
terly Review, British and Foreign Quarterly Review, London
and Westminster Review, Ainsworth's Magazine, Blackwood's
Magziae, Fraser's Magazine, Monthly Magazine, Dublin Uni-
versity Magazine, The United Service Journal, Hood's New
Monthly Magazine, The Metropolitan Magazine, Tate's Edinburgh
Magazine.
The English editions of the above will be regularly received
by the Boston steamers. All of them, except those of the Quar-
terlies which are not published this month, are this day received.
The heavy expense of these, the postage alone amounting to
nearly fifty dollars per annum, will not admit of but one copy of
each being furnished to the Library, and a strict observance of
the time fixed for their return will therefore be necessary, as for
the future, with all other new books, and no second work can be
allowed from the Library until the one previously taken be re-
turned. New subscribers, and those already subscribers who
may wish to continue so, are respectfully informed that these re-
gulations, so necessary to ensure equal ;ustice to all, must be
strictly adhered to, without respect to persona. Terms, five
dollars per annum, three dollars for six months, or one dollar for a
single month, payable in advance.
imay 238 P. TAYLOR.
nWO HUNDRED GROSS STEEL PENS.-
M W. FISCHER, Importer and Dealer in Fancy and Staple
Stationery, has just received per steamer direct from the cele-
brated manufacturer, Joseph Gillnt, two hundred gross of his su-
perior Metallic Pewr, several kinds of which are entirely new,
and for sale only at Stationer's Hall. July 8-3taw2w
NEW BOOKS.-Palmer's History of the Church of
SChrist from the earliest period to the present time, edited
by the Right Rev. Bishop Whittingtuam, with questions. Fourth
edition. Judah's Lion, a new work by Charlotte Elizabeth ; also,
Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in
the United States, for sale by
WM. M. MORRISON,
July8 3 donrs west of Brown's Hotel.
ARPER'S CHEAP SHAKSPEIARE, to be com-
pleted in eight numbers, with Notes and numerous etch-
ings on steel ; price 25 cents per number. The first number is
just published, and this day received for sale by P. TAYLOR.
AIso, No. 5 Brande's Encyclopidia of Arts, &c. ap 4
EPISCOPAL PRAYER BOOKS, elegantly bound
in Turkey morooco, just received, the 48mo. size, or small-
est, gilt Turkey morocco, and common binding. Also, all the
other series. R. PARNHAM,
ap 18 Corner of l1th street and Penn. avenue.
McCULLOCH'S UNIVERSAL GAZETTE'E,
&eC.-A Dictionary, geographical, statistical, and histori-
cal of the various countries, places, end principal natural objects
in the world; illustrated with seven extensive and complete maps
on steel,Jy J. R. McCulloch, Esq. in 2 . '.m.. 8vo. In which
the articles relating to the United States i.mt '.e re-written and
greatly multiplied and extended and adapted to the present con-
ditIon of the country and t0 the wants of its citizens. By Daniel
Haskel, A. M. late President of the University of Vermont. In
18 or 20 numbers at 25 cents each.
Such a work is greatly needed in the United States st the pre-
sent time. The existing Gazetteers are generally old and to a
degree antiquated. Geography is a science which in its own na
ture, beyond most others, is progressive. Changes are constant-
ly taking place oIn the condition of the world and of its inhabitants;
the various parts of the earth are continually more extensively ex
plored ; and to exhibit its changes and the new and valuable in-
formation which is perpetually developed requires new works on
this subject.
The English language has never been adorned by a more valu-
able work of this kind than the new and splendid work of McCul-
loch. The fullness with which each article is written, the cleoar-
ness of the arrangements throughout, and the vast surface travers-
ed under each head, and in every department of inquiry essenml
to the undertaking, contribute to the production of the most lunit
nous body of information concerning geography, statistics, and
history, and all matters necessary to their elucidation, that has
ever been brought together in a shape so perspicuous and acces-
sible. Such a publication, which can be referred to on the instant
for any subject embraced in its pages, is indispensable to all li-
braries, and must completely supersede every previous attempt
to popularize and reduce within convenient limits these various
classes of information.
The first number of the above is lat issued from the press and
may be examined at the bookstore of P. TAYLOR.
The work can travel through the mails at the rate of magazine
postage only. Orders through the malls (post paid) promptly at-
tended to. .. june 23
r HEHE BpILUDER'S GUIDE, Chcap.-H it's Build-
T er's Guide, the most modern and approved methods adopt-
'ed by skilful architects in the various departments of Carpentry,
Joinery, Masonry, and Sculpture, embracing all their details, and
particularly adapted to the wants of the less experienced. Jy
Chester Hills, practical architect. Containing seventy large folio
plates, drawn on a large scale, and giving also a practical treaty' e
on the several orders of Grecian, Roman, and Gothic style ,f
building. The whole complete in one large folio volume, news-
paper size, published at 12 dollars. A few copies for sale by P.
TAYLOR, price i 6 60. july 15
T EW EDITION, with plates, of Griswold's "Poets
NL and Poetry of America," bound in different styles-clotth,
and white, red, and green calf bindings. For sale at
dec 21, MORRISON'S
rI 'HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber hag
obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington county,
in the District of Columbia, letters of administration on the per-
soial estate of John H. Ritter, late of Washington county,
deceased All persons having claims against the deceased are
hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers there,A;
to the subscriber on or before the 21st day of July next; they
may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate.
Given unter my hand this 21st day of July, 1843.
P. KINCHEY, Administrator
All persons indebted toJ. H. Ritter, deceased, are requestrd
to make early settlement to the Administrator.
july 22-w3wa
C 3HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber has
i obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington county,
in the District of Columbia, letters of administration, with the will
annexed, on the personal estate of Peter Brown, late of Wash-
ington county aforesaid, deceased. All persons having claims
against the said deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the sainme,
with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 21lst
day of July next; they may otherwise by law be excluded from
all benefit of said deceased s estate.
Given under my hand this 21st day of July, 1843.
july 22-w3w CHARLES BROWN, Admin'r W. A.
f1'HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber hos
obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington county, in
the District of Columbia, letters of administration on the personal
estate of Mary Laurence, late of St. Mary's county, Maryland,
deceased. All persons having claims against the said deceased
are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof,
to the subscriber on or before the 28th day of February next;
they may otherwise, by law, be excluded from all benefit of
said estate.
Given under my hand this 31st day of July, 1843.
THOMAS GREEVES,
aug 7-w3t Administrator.


L ECTURES ON THE PHILOSOPHt oft NUM-
BER$ and the adaptation of Arithmetic to the business
purposes of life, by Uriah Parke. Facts and Aiguments on the
transmission of Intellectual and Moral Qualities from Parents to
Offspring. Productive Farming, or a familiar digest of the re-
cent discoveries of Leibig, Johnston, Davy, and others on vege-
table chemistry, by J. A. Smith, price 37 cents. Johnston's Lec-
tures on Agricultural Chemistry and Geology, complete in 3 Nos.
Just received for sale by F. TAYLOR


STEAM MANUAL FOR THE BRITISH NAVY,
S1 volume, London, 1843, by Captain Williams, Royal Navy.
The Art of Sailmaking, as practised in the Royal Navy, and ac-
Scording to the moat approved methods in the merchant service,
and the Parliamentary regulations relative to sails and sailcloth,
and the Admiralty instructions for manufacturing canvas for her
Majesty's navy, 1 volume, London, 1843, with many engravings.
Fincham on Laying off Ships, 1 volume, and large Atlas of Plates,
by J. Finchsam, Master Shipwright of Chatham Dockyard. Sim-
mons on Courts Martial, new and enlarged edition, I volume, Lon-
don, May, 1843. Practice of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy,
by Lieut. Raper, Royal Navy, second edition, enlarged and im-
proved. Riddle a Navigation and Nautical Astrxonomy, 4th edi-
uii.n enlarged, London, 1843. Simmons on Heavy Ordnance,
H.-Ilow Shot, Loaded Shells, as directed against and applied by
ships of war, 1 volume and pamphlet supplement. Reily's As-
tronomieal Tables. British Nautical Almanac for 1846. Britmsh
Nautical Magazine and Journal of Papers on subjects connected
with Maritime Affairs, for 1842, bound up in one volume. Hand-
book of Communication by Telegraph. Clerks' Naval Tactics,
Notes by Lord Rodney. Lieut. Prome's Trigonometrical Suir-
aveying. Hough's Military Law Authorities. On tie Piactice
and Purms of Courts Martial and Courts of Enquiry, by a Field
Officer, London, 1842. British Naval Biography. Requisite Ta-
bles for the Nautical Almanac. Boilleau's Traverse Tables. Na-
val Gunnery by Sir Howard Douglas. Naval Battles by Rear
Admiral Akins, 1 volume quarto with fifty plates. Treatise on
Naval Evolutions and Tactics, by P. Paul Hoste, 1 volume quarto,
many engravings. Hugo Reid on the Steam Engine. Tredgold
on Steam, the Steam Engine, and Steam Navigation. Sir John
Ross, Royal Navy, on Steam Navigation. Just imported direct
from London, by P. TAYLOR, together with many other valua-
ble works on Military and Naval Science and Service.
Grsittham on .Iron Steamers shortly expected from London,
and others.
0* uoaks, Stationery, and Periodicals, and any thing else,
imported to order from London and Paris. iuly 2--tt
ULLIOT'S D-EBATES, CHEAP.-The Debates in
the State Conventions on the adoption of the Federal Con-
stitaution, as recommended by the General Convention in 1787
together with the Journal of that Convention, Luther Martin's
Letter, Yales's Min,,tes, C,.narfs~i .nsi Opi[.].n.i Vigm.i., j ,sn,.
gentucky Resol-mml.na, and r, t.ih.r ]Il.,.,[ru..r.- ,i i C. Oitjii.'r,
4 volumesootavo, b.id.J, [.nrc n: 67u, i pt.l, e.-i at l4 1 ) F,.-,
copies onlv for sile ai ina rn,'. F TAI LOR
MINIArUKEPONHTRAI rIlt. GEN.JAt K-_alN,
painted o. ivor y y odge, 12. s',and engna.ed by Dan,
forth, New York, 1843. A few copies this day received for sasl
by F. TAYLOR, price $2, beautifully engraved in a decorative
frame, embodying views of the Hermitage, the Capitol, &c.
il laid to be the bst likeness extant, ap 21


L IME, LIME.-Presh Lime can be had at the Hamburg
Lime Kilns, near the Glass House, in the e1st Ward. Price
for the present, 95 cents per barrel, exclusive of barrel. Cash
when taken in quantities of six barrels or less. Lime barreled
up suitably for transportation at $1 20 per barrel. Lime will be
delivered in any part of the city, within one mile of the kinbe, at
$1 per barrel. Bricklayers, plasterers, and dealers in lime will
be required to settle at least twice a year. Lime suitable for
agricultural purposes can always be had at from 15 cents to 6
cents per bushel, payable in wood at the market price, or in money,
at the option of the purchaser.
Orders left at the city post office, or at the office of the kilns,
will he prompitlyattended to. WM. EASBY.
N. B. The lime made at the Hamburg Kilns is warranted to
yield more mortar by one-fouith than the Thomaston lime usu-
ally sold in this city. Hydraulic Cement always on hand.
mar 1-2awtf [Globe & Geo. Adv.]
nUNT'S MeoRCHANTS' MAGAZINE AND
COMMERCIAL REVIEW, established July, 1839,
by FREEMAN HUNT, Editor and Proprietor.
With the number for July, 1843, commenced the fifth year of
the existence of this standard periodical. It is the only wo k of
the kind in this or any other country; and although mainly de-
voted to the interests and wants of the commercial and business
community, it has become an indispensable work of reference to
the Statesman and Political Economist throughoutt the commercial
world. Its contents embrace every subject connected with Com-
merce and Navigation, Agriculture and Manufactures, Currency
and Banking, Fire and Marine Insurance, Mercantile Biography,
Mercantile and Maritime Law, the Lawsand Regulations of Trade,
(including important decisions in the different Courts of the Uni-
ted States, Great Britain, &c )
The Commercial re.,ilaii,.:.i, Port Charges, Tariffs, Commer-
cial Treaties, etc. of itn N ,--. ,-with which we have commercial
intercourse, with all alterations in the same, are collected and
published from time to time in this Magazine, which is also the
repository for full and authentic Statistical Tables of the Com-
merce, Trade, Navigation, Resources, Population, Banking or
Currency of the United States and the principal countries of the
civilized world.
It has and will continue to be the aim of the Editor and Pro-
prietor of the Merchants' Magazine to avoid every thing of a par-
ty, political, or sectional bias or bearing in the conduct of the
work-opening its pages to the free and fair discussion of antago-
nistic doctrines connected with the great interests of Commerce,
Agriculture, Manufactures, and the Currency.
The Merchants' Magazine is published on the first of every
month, at five dollars per annum, payable in advance. Apply to
F. TAYLOR, Bookseller, Washington, who will have the work
forwarded by mail to any part of the United States.
*** A few complete sets of the work, embracing eight semi-
annual volumes, can be procured by applying as above.
july 30-
JARDENING FOR LADIES, anld Companion
G to the Flower Garden. By Mrs. Lonudon. American
edition, edited by "A. J. Downing. A few copies just received
for sale by F. TAYLOR. june 7


ICTORIAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND, during
the reign of George III, being a history of the People,
as well as a history of the Kingdom, in three volumes large octavo,
with many hundred illustrations, portraits, historical engravings,
&c. and comprising the whole histories of the American Revolu-
tion and of Europe during the reign of George Ill: by G. L. Craik
and Chas. Macfarlane, assisted by other gentlemen.
The two first volumes of the above are just imported from Lon-
don by F. TAYLOR, (a few copies only,) the third volume (not
yet published) will be received during the present year.
The Pictorial History of England preceding the reign of George
Ill. is comprised in four large octavo volumes, sold as a separate
work. The two forming probably the best History of England
extant, may 30
0SV'HE LAST YEAR IN CHINA, to the peace ot
I Nankill, by a Field Officer, complete in one volume.
price 25 cents. The Honey Bee, its natural history, manage-
ment, &c., by Edward Bevan, complete, with 35 wood engravings,
price 31i cents. Third volume of Macaulay's Miscellanies,
price 25 cents. Burne's Journey to Cabul, complete for 25 cents.
All just published and received for sale by
ap 11FP. TAYLOR.
ACTI'S IN MESMERISM, with reasons foradispassion-
S ate inquiry into it. By the Rev. C. H. Townshend, A. M.
late of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. A few copies just received and
forsale by FRBANCK TAYLOR
ACAULAY'S MISCELLANIES, Cheap, in four
M volumes, containing the complete works of Mr. Macau-
lay, forl$1. Volume first this day received for sale by
mar 14 P. TAYLOR.
W ONDERS OF1 THE HEAVENS,a popularview
WV of Astr nomy and the mechanism of the Heavens; sut,
moon, and stars; the planets, comets, fixed stars, double stars
constellations, galaxy, zodiacal light, aurora horealis, meteors,
:i.. i, 1i,,, ,.; &c. &c. One large qiarto volume, splendidly
ih ,, 1 himunerous large-size l ..,;r: andmaps.
Published at $12. For sale by F. TA I l.h-, I. :-. copies only)
at 83 50. mar 13
EW BOOKS.-Jdst published and for sale at Morrison's,
Nll Bartlett on Typhoid and Typhus Fevers
F.-,,.,iv Secrets, by Mrs. Ellis; 2 volas complete
Dlewees on Children; anew edition, just published.
B OOK OF THE POETS, 1 vol. London, with nu-
merous beautiful illustrations, containing the best works of
the English Poets, from Chaucer to Beattie.
Also, Bookof the Poets, the Modern Poets, containing chiefly
the F.n. .Poetry of the nineteenth century, I volume, corres-
ponding with the other-a beautiful London edition, with many
splendid engravings. Just received by F P. TAYLOR.
I1T R. F Y'S N GA NOVUiL.-Hobcken,a Romance of
J-TIt New York, by Theodore S F,. lust published and
this day received for sale by F. 'I \ I IOR, or for circulation
among the subscribers to the Waverley Circulating Library.
P-OPL'S WORKS, cheap, complete includingp alsoall
hia translations from Homer) in one handsome volume, large
octavo, with portrait, and his Life by Doctor Johnson. Price,
S1 26.5F. TAYLOR
L ONDON, in 3 volumes octavo, with many hundred en-
gravings.
"I pray you, let us satisfy our eyes
"With the memorials and the things of fame
SThat do renown this city."
Puhlishedl in London, 1842.
Petit Careme, et Sermons Chorisis Ide Massillon, new edition,
Paris, 1843, 1 vol. large octavo, with several hundred splendid
illustrations. Histoire de l'Empereur Napoleon, par Laurent de
l'Ardeche, illustree par Horace Vernet, I vol. Paris, 1843, con'
training several hundred ne..tn --. 'or.y of them splendidly
colored. Imported direct I.j .-' I I I.tI and this day receiv-
ed. mar 15
P EWLY INVENTED INKST'AND, just received
S from the patentee by F. TAYLOR.
Public officers and others who will lbe so good an to examine
this inkstand will perceive that it combines several advantages
never before offered to the Public. It is so entirely closed against
dust or evaporation, that it is impossible even to shake the ink
from it when held in any position, while the pen always receives
its full supply of ink, and no more. More complete and effec-
tual in its results than any, this inkstand is as simple as the nmost
plain, being entirely without the joints, screws, caps, and other
elaborations which have disgraced the scientifically complicated
inkstands of modern date. The principle upon which it acts
being a new application of ihe principles of hydrostatics, will at
once be understood on inspection; it is entirely effectual, and
combines at one durability with entire aimnpl'citv,. ap 201
a-BKICULTURAL CHLMISTIRY for the use of Ithe
L. practical faner, explained in a familiar manner fior those
who have no previous knowledge of the subject, by Chas. Sqouarey,
I volume, price 50 cents. F. TAYLOR.
On hand a large collection of all the best books on agtculturc
and altl its various branches, to which additions of all that is new
or valuable are constantly being made. may 3
D DOCTOR FALLEN'S WRITINGS.-The complete
S works of Charles Pollen, with a memoir of his life, five
volumes octavo, price $4 50, bound in cloth, with portrait. Just
published and for sale by P. TAYLOR.
Horne's Introduction to the Scriptures, 2 large octavo volumes,
full bound in leather, for sale, a few copies only, at 85 50, usual
price 87 60. june 2
T EW ELASTIC PENHOLDERS.-W. FISCHER
N-^ has just received Woodward's Patent Elastic Penholders ;
the neatest and most serviceable article in the market, suitable
for all metallic pens in general use. np 21
P OYEN 'S ANIMAL MAGN ETISM.-The Progress
S of Animal Magnetism and its proofs, by Charles Poyen, 1
volume, pamphlet, at 62 cents.
feb II P. TAYLOR.
IN NIE'S LAt COMPENDIUM, or Questions and
Answers on Law ; alphabetically arranged for the facility
of immediate reference, with copious references to the most ap.
proved authorities, reports, decisions, etc. by Asa Kinne. 2 vols.
8vo. third edition. Just published, and this day received for
sale, by [june I] F P. TAYLOR.
rHIE COMPLETE WORKS OF D'ISRAELI,
A comprising 'Vivian Gray,' 'The Young Duke,' 'Contarini,'
Flemming,' 'Atvoy,' Henrietti Temple,' The Rise of lskau-
der,' and Venetia,' on fine paper, and best type, with portrait,
and full bound in leather, complete for $1 75.
june 20 FP. TAYLOR.
JOHN TYLER, his History, Character, and Po-
sitioni, with portrait, just published, in pamphlet form,
(price 121 cents,) and received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, No. 5 of the cheap Shakapeare, No. 5 of the cheap Fatn-
ily Library, and No. 9 of the cheap edition of Alison's French
Revolution. may 16
IWAND BOOK OF NEEDLE-WORK, by Miss
S Lambert, with numerous engraved illustrations. 1 vol.
Just reprinted from the London edition.
jan 9 FP. TAYLOR.
IIHIEBS'S HISTORY OF THE FRENCH RE-
SVOLUTION, cheap editions, In English-The
second volume, price one dollar, is this day received for sale by
F. TAYLOR. This edition will be furnished in four volumes
octavo, good paper, and good sized type, complete for four dol-
lars. june 8
T"E MARRIAGE lING or, Howto make Home
Happy.-From the writings of John Argill James. A
fresh supply of this excellent work just received, price 37 cents.
For sale at the Bookstore of R. FARNHAM,
july 25 corner of llth street and Penn. av.


SUPREME, COURT REPORTS FOR 1843, by
B. C. CHoward, Reporter of the Supreme Court of the
United Sutles, just published, and this day received for sale by
F. TAYLOR.
Also, The American Liw Magazine, formerly the Boston Ju-
rist, for July, 1843, published quarterly. Subscription price, five
dollars p r nnum july 25
C HEAP WRITING PAPERv.i-Letier paper, ruled,
$1 50 per ream, smooth, firm, and thick, such as has been
sold heretofore in the market for 83. Superfine paper, ruled,
highly g azed, pure white, 82 per ream. Superfine satin surface
cap paper, ruled, $2 25 per efbam. This day received from the
North, for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, a large supply of Blank Books, of every kind, size, and
description, of the best quality, for sale at prices materially less
than the same have ever before been sold for in this market.


NOTICE OF REDEMPTION OP TRBEA
NOTES.

TaRAsusV DzP ATMAuNT, JUNE 28
SOTICE is hereby given that thltrltDiartment is
redeem all the Treasury Notes of the Ueited Stat
tofore issued, and not included in the notice given by
apartment on the 26th day of April last; and, according to
visions of different acts of Congress, interest on the said
ry notes which become due on or before the thirty-fir
August next will cease on that day; and on all remainil
sury notes now outstanding, and which become due at an
quent time, interest will cease on the days when they ret
ly become due.
The notes included in this notice will be redeems
Depositories of the United States in the city of New '
at the city of Washington, or at the Treasury.
J. C. SPENC
June 30-2awt26 Aug Secretary of the Treci
ecCULLOCH'S New Universal Gazettee
completed in 18 or 20 Nos. at 25 cents each.
No. is just received by P. TAYLOR.
Also, No. 10 of Allison's History of Europe, just recei
june 17
T HE H-. FAMILY, by Frederika Bremer, tr
From the Swedish. Just published and for sale by
R. FARNHAI
may 22 corner of 11th street and Pet


jS A. ROOT'S PENMANSHIP, in three
R primary, intermediate, and final; each part in
Teachers now have an opportunity of avoiding the cost an
incident to the employment of Writing Masters, and f
by the use of Root's Writing Books, uniformly higher ex
in the art than is now attained. These form a scientif
comprehended, rapidly progressive, and pleasing system
will be enabled, also, to instruct double the number
with the same labor, and at less than half the cost for bo
by the use of any other system ; and all persons who hay
the period of school tuition without securing that facili
and beauty of penmanship so necessary in the trans
business, and so desirable in the intercourse of friendship
the relations of life requiring epistolary correspondence,
realize that accomplishment by appropriating such leis
ments as may well be spared to the private use of Root
which form, in addition to their value for schools, a sa
self-instruction unequalled. For sale at the Book and S
Store of R. FARNHAM, corner of llth street and Penn
avenue.
r'bHE LAST OF THE BARONS, by BulW
1 on the way from New York, is expected this da
TAYLOR. In book form, complete, for 25 cents.
W ILLARD'8 HISTORY OF THE UN
STATES, illustrated by a series of maps, in %
ancient, middle, and modern geography of our country,
gressively displayed. Complete in one volume 8vo.
revised and much improved edition of a former worlr, c
the Han. Daniel Webster said, 1 keep it lying on my
daily reference and instruction." .
Just published, and for sale at the Book and Stationer
R. FARNHAI
may27 Corner of 11th streetand Penn. a
AMES'S NEW NOVEL, THE FALSE
price 16 cents, in book form, just received and for s
june 7 F. TAY


B IRITISH DRAMATIC WRITERS, beauttifuland
cheap editions, just imported from London by F. TAY-
LOR.-Complete works of Ben Jonson, edited by Barry Corn-
wall, I vol. large octavo, 85 50; complete works of Beaumont and
Fletcher, edited by George Darley, 2 vols. large octavo, $11t;
complete works of Massinger and Ford, edited by Hartley Cole-
ridge, I vol. large octavo, $5 50; complete works of Wycherley,
Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Parquhar, edited by Leigh Hunt, the
four complete in one vol. large octavo, $5 50; Shakspeare, edited
by Thomas Campbell, 1 large octovo, $5 50.
The above are beautifully printed and embellished with Por-
traits, &c. &e. and enriched with Notes, Criticisms, Introduc-
tions, Biographies, Reviews, &c. &c. of each author, by the able
Editors named above, and constitute by far the best series of
the English dramatic writers that has yet appeared. For sale by
the set or single volume ; a very few copies only imported.
Also, Charles Lamb's Selections from the early dramatic Poets
of Great Britain, 2 vols. London, 84. ap 17
IHISTORY OF CONGRESS, during the first term of
General Washington, exhibiting a classification of the
Proceedings of the Senate and House of Representatives, from
March, 1789, to March, 1798. 1 vol. octavo. Just published and
this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
LEGISLATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY HIS-
TORY OJFTHE BANK OF THE UNITED
STATES, including the original Bank of North America, com-
piled by M. St. Clair Clarke and D. A. Hall, Esqs., complete in
1 volume. For sale, and a few copies only r, o'u,., by
feb 23 F TIYLOR.
A AGENCY AT WASH]ING'ITON.-JAMES H. CAUS-
TEN, (late of Baltimore,) having made this city his perma-
nent residence, will undertake, with his accustomed zeal and dil-
igence, the settlement of claims generally; and more particularly
claims before Congress, against the United States, or the several
Departments thereof, and before any Board of CGmmissioners that
may be raised for the adjustment of spoliation or other claims.
He has now in charge the entire class arising out of French spo-
liations prior to the year 1810; with reference to'which, in addi-
tion to a mass of documents and proofs in his possession, he has
access to those in the archives of the Government.
Claimants and pensioners on the navy fund, &e. bounty lands,
return duties, &c. &c. and those requiring life insurance, can
have their business promptly attended to by letter, (post paid,)
and thlus relieve themselves from an expensive and inconvenient
personal attendance.
Having obtained a commission of Notary Public, he is prepared
to furnish legalized copies of any required public documents or
other papers. He has been so long engaged in the duties of an
agent, that it can only be neeassarry 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 facili-
ties more efficacious, he has become familiar withall the forms
of office.
Office on Fastreet, near te new Treasury Building.
feb 25-
SAWS OF THE PUBLIC LANDS, in 2 volumes,
S containing all the Laws of Congress respecting the sale and
disposition of the Public Lands, and the instructions issued from
time to time by the Secretaries of the Treasury and the Commis-
sioners of the General Land Office, and the official Opinions of
the Attorneys General on questions arising under the lanil laws,
with many engraved Maps, Plate, and Surveys. For sale by
jan 13P F. TAY1lOR.
B tOKS FOR YOUTH.-A large supply on hand, for
sale by F. TAYLOR, embracing all that have been pub
lithed lately, as well as the most approved of the older writers-
Miss Erdgeworth, Mary Howitt, Peter Parley and others-suited
to every age and taste.
Also, colored Toy Books, Drawing Books, Albums, richly
bound Bibles and Prayer Books of every size, English and Ame-
rican ; and a large supply of elegant ornamental editions of stan-'
dard authors in poetry and prose of every size and variety; some
of them beautifully illustrated, others richly bound; all for sale
at extremely low prices, mar 2
IRGIL, with English notes, prepared for classical
S schools and colleges, t volume, by Francis Bowen, A. M.,
just published and for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, school books, classical, mathematical, and general.-A
large supply constantly kept up of every kind, the best and
latest editions in every case, and for sale at extremely low prices.
The largest deduction made to teachers and country merchants
mar 8


BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
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SNSURESLIVES for one or more years, or fot life.

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At six months, 408
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.The Company also executes trusts, receives money on deposits,
paying interest semi-annually, or compounding it, and makes
all kinds of contracts in which life or the interest of money is in-
volved. WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary.
Agent for Washington, JAMEs H. CAUSTEN. mar l-tf


fg'AHE URSULINE MANUAL, or a Collection-of
SPrayers, Spiritual Exercises, &c. interspersed with the
various instructions necessary for forming youth to the practice of
solid piety, originally arranged for the young ladies educated at
the Ursuline Convent, corrected and revised by the Rev. John
Power, and approved by the Right Rev. Dr. Hughes.
The subscriber has on hand a large assortment of the above
Books, all sizes, handsomely bound in Turkey morocco and gilt.
Also common binding. R. FARNHAM,
ap 18 Corner of 11th street and Penn. avenue.


N EW BOOKS.-This day received for sale by P. TAY-
LOR, volume 1 of Agnes Strickland's Lives of the Queens
of England, new and cheap edition, at 50 cents per volume.
Lights, Shadows, and Reflections of Whigs and Tories by a Coun-
try Gentleman, 1 vol. 76 cents. The Physical Diagnosis of Dis-
eases of the Lungs, by W. H. Walshe, M. D., 1 vol. The Wish-
ton-Wish, by Cooper, price 50 cents, cheap series. Number
three of the cheap edition of Lord Byron's Works, published at
25 cents per number, large type, fine paper and engravings. Part
10 of Professor Murray's Encyclopedia of Geography, at 25 cents
per number. Number 6 of Martin Chuzzlewit, price s6 cents.
And all other of the cheap publications of the day. June 29
HAPMAN'S MAGIC RAZOR STROP, FOUR
SIOED.-Side No. I being a Hone of a new composi-
tion, which will reduce the Razor, Penknife, or Surgical Instru-
ment to s smooth and keen edge more rapidly and with greater
perfection than any thing that has before been offered to the
Public. Wherever this instrument is well known it is used to ihe
exclusion of all others; prices ranging from 50 cents upwards-
Sold for the proprietor by F. TAYLOR, Bookseller.
Those purchasing to sell again will be supplied at the lowest
manufactory prices, june I
ISTO)LS.-Beautifully finished English Pistols, large and
S small, Massachusetts Pocket Rifles, six barrel Revolving
Pistols; a variety of each this day opened by F. TAYLOR, for
sale at extremely low prices.
Also, one case large sized Pistols, beautifully finished, for sale
at one half their value, may 2


SURY IEWERAL AGENCY.-WILLIAM A. BRADLEY HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING.
Sand THOMAS L. THRUSTON have opened an office in
Washington, D. C., in Gadaby's Hotel, and will devote their time F]o0 THE CITIZENS OF WASHINGTON.-.It is general-
,1843. to the settlement of claims of every description before Congress J ly known to our philanthropic citizens that the Freemen's
ready to and the several Departmenta of the Government, including claims Vigilant Total Abstinence Society have been induced to comn-
Lea here- for military and navy pensions; for lands under the pre-emption mence theerection of a Hall, to subserve the purposes and cause
this De- and other laws ; claims auising under treaties, &c.; the 'ettle- of Temperance, and that to enable them to do it the Society have
D the pro- meant of accounts of disbursing agents who cannot attend in per- determined to appeal tothe sympathies and liberality of their fel-
1 Treasu- son ; the purchase and sale of real estate; the collection of bills low-citizens for donations and subscriptions of stock. The vein-
st day of and notesor other evidences of debt. erable JOHN P. VAN NxsS, Esq. has made them a most liberal
rig Tree- Any business which may be entrusted to them will he faith- donation of a lot, subject only to the following restrictions, which
ty subse- fully and promptly attended to at moderate charges, and all mo- will forever secure it as the grand rallying point in this city of the
spective- neys received will be promptly transmitted on the day of their Temperance forces!
receipt.
d by the Letters, post paid, addressed to Bradley & Thruston, Washing- Extracts from Gen. Van Ness's Letter of June 13, 1843.
York, or ton, D. C. will meet with instant attention. 1 will proceed to specify such intended 'exclusions' as occur
References may be made to the members of both Houses of to me, viz: A warehouse, store, or factory, for trade, &c ; a house
-ER, Congress, and to the residents of Washington generally, and to of entertainment or tavern; assembly-rooms; a theatre ; an odeon ;
asury. The Han. ABBsoTT LAWxNCB, Boston. a museum; a printing establishment; a college, or university for
r; to be J. J PALKMnR, Esq. President of Merchants' Bank, New York. general instruction or science; private residence or residences
TThe first RICHARD PETars, Esq. Reporter of Supreme Court, Philad. not necessary for the safety or comfortable maintenance of the
JOHN GLENN, Esq. Baltimore. buildings, or as useful minor appendages, to forward most ad-
ved. The Hon. JOHN McLEAN, Judge of the Supre.ne Court, Ohio. vantageously by lecturing, discoursing, exhorting, teaching, and
ALFRED THRUSOsTON, Esq. Louisville, Kentucky. inculcating the Temperance doctrine and creed; even a church,
The Hon. CHARLES M. CONRAD, New Orleans. for.conclusive reasons that will doubtless strike you.
translated Do. LuKs E. LAWLESS, St. Louis, Mo. I propose that in case of a diversion of the property from its
y Do. CHARLES F. Mxasc", Florida. intended and legitimate destination, the lot is to revert, &c.
M, His Excellency GOVay. CALL, Florida. Now, in such reversion I do not mean to include the buildings or
an. av. dec 16-dtf improvements erected or made by the Society ; but if the contin-
Sparts; ARMNAgency should ever unfortunately occur, (which God forbid 1) from
Sports ARMINASACBA ; orBostonCollectlonofChnrch any untoward causes whatever, that the contemplated establish-
4 books. U Music. Comprising the most popular Psalm and Hymn ment, as a great Temperance Hall or Rendezvous, shall be de-
d trouble tunes in general use ; together with a great variety of new Tunes, termined by those who may have the legal possessory right to be
securing, Chants, Sentences, Motetts, and Anthems, principally by distin- otherwise appropriated and used, I shall, in that event, expect
xcellence guished European composers. The whole constituting one of the ground only to revert; that is, the institution may, within
ti, easily the most complete collections of Music for Choirs, Congregations, say one year, remove or dispose of tile building; or they may, if
ni. TheySinging Schools, and Societies, extant. By LowE.L MABON more to their interest, dispose of the joint property, reserving or
of pupils Professor in the Boston Academy of Music, editor of the Boston yielding to me only the fair price at the time of the ground-apart
soks than Handel and Haydn collection of Church Music, the Choir or from the buildings-such a price as it would be worth in case
'e passed Union collection, the Boston Academy's collection, the Modern there were no building thereon."
ity, ease, Psalmist, and various other Musical works.
$action of A f c ie the wr js At a meeting of the Stock Committee on Monday evening, July
A few copies of the above work just received and for sale by t 10, in order to carry out the objects of the Society, the following
ip and all mar "24 R. FARN HAM, Penn. av. corner of I1I th street. rabendesutosweaopd:
may now preamble and resolutions were adopted
sure mo- N EW CHEAP WVORKS.-Rambles in Yucatan, by Whereas, the Stock Committee of the Freemen's VigilantTo-
's books, ^ Norman, with engravings, complete in 2 volumes, at 50 tal Abstinence Society being convinced that the citizens of Wash-
ystem for cents per volume ; Mrs. Ellis's Wives of England, complete for ington are favorably disposed to the cause of Total Abstinence,
stationery 25 cents; Mental Hygiene, or an examination ofthe in'eliect and and that they would freely contribute for the erection of a Tem-
asylvania passions, by Win. Sweetser, M. D. Just received by perarce Hall, if called upon; therefore,
ap 2ap 2 p 22 RF. TAYLOR. Resolved That a proper application be made to the citizens,
ver, now Mi ME. CALDERON DE LA BARCA'B new book and that an authorized Agent be appointed to wait upon them and
.y by F. -1- on Mexico is just received by F. TAYLOR, immediately solicit subscriptions of stock and donations.
feb20 eastofGadsby's. jan 18 Resolved, That AUTOUSTUs F. CUNNiNHAt be and he is here-
by appointed said Agent, and lie is hereby authorized and empow.
ITED'' "UZ'S NEW WORK, the Life and Adve.tures ered to receive and receipt for subscriptions of stock, and accept
which the R of Martin Chuzzlewit.-No. 1 of the above is just donations to be applied to the erection of the contemplated Tem-
y is pro- received by F. TAYLOR. feb 1 perance Hall in the city of Washington.
This is a ILLIMAN'S JOURNAL OF SCIENCE FOR Resolved, Thiat the above resolutions be published in all the
of which APRIL, 1843, this day received by F. TAYLOR. papers of the city.
Stable for Contents : Life and Labor of De Candolle ; Birds of Connecti- A true copy from the minutes.
Store of cut; Fossil Human Bones, found in South America; Suburban DARIUS CLAGETT, Chairman.
M Geology of Richmond, Indiana; Dove on the Law of Storms Teate Z. K. O;'tTr, Secretary.
S Meteorological Journal for 1842; Proceedings of the British As-
"venue, sociation ; United States Exploring Expedition ; Great Comet of In accordance with the above resolutions and appointment, the
HEIR, 1843 ; and much other valuable and interesting matter, price $6 subscriber will wait upon the citizens generally at as early a day
ale by ter annum, ap 25 as practicable, when he trusts the hopes and expectations of the
fLOR, --- ASociety and the committee will be realized.
31 O CLAIMANTS.-FRANCIS A. DICKINS continues july 12-WS&Tu A. F. CUNNINGHAM, Agent.


L to undertake the agency ot claims before Congress and
other branches of the Government, including commissioners
under treaties, and the various public offices. He will attend to
pre-emption and other laud claims, the procuring of patents for
public land, and the confirmation by Congress of grants and
claims to lands; claims for property lost in or taken for the service
of the United States; property destroyed by the Indians, or
while in the possession of the United States; invalid, revolu-
tionary, navy, widows', and half-pay pensions; claims for Revo-
lutionary services, whether for commutation, half-pay, or bounty
lands, as well those against the State of Virginia as the United
States; all claims growing out of contracts with the Government,
or damages sustained in consequence of the action or conduct of
the Government; and, indeed, any business before Congress or
the public offices which may require the aid of an agent or attor
ney. His charges will be moderate, and depending upon the
amount of the claim and the extent of the service.
In the prosecution of claims against Mexico, under the late
Convention, Mr. F. A. Dickins and the Hon. C. P. Van Ness,
late Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the
United States in Spain, are associated; and any claim sent. to
either of them will receive their united and prompt attention.
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 station at Washington.
His office is on Pennsylvania avenue, between Fuller's Hotel
and the Treasury Department, and his residence is on 13th street,
between Pennsylvania avenue and F street.
All letters must be post paid dec 14-dtf
ADIES' HAND-BOOK of Fancy Needlework and
Embroidery, containing plain and ample directions. One
pocket volume, with engravings, price 50 cents. London, 1842.
A few copiesjust imported by P. TAYLOR.
Also, the Ladies' Hand-book of Knitting and Netting. One
pocket volume, with several engravings, price 50 cents, ap 15
L AW BOOKS.-This day received fur sale by F. TAY-
LOR-Treatise on tie Lawof Set-Off, with an Appendix of
Precedents, by Oliver L. Barbour, Counsellor, 1 vol. Conkling
(Alfred) on the Organization and Jurisdiction of the Supreme and
District Courts of the United States, the practice of these several
Courts in Civil and Criminal cases, of the Supreme and Circuit
Courts on WritofE, rorand Certificates of division of Opinion, and
of the District Courts in cases of Municipal Seizure, and much other
matter, 1 volume. The American Chancery Digest, a digested
Index of all the Reported Decisions in Equity in the United States
Courts and in the Courts of the several States, by Jacob D. Wheel-
er, Counsellor at Law, 2 vols. Warren's Law Studies. Clancey
on Husband and Wife. Dean's Law Manual. Ballantine on
Limitations. &c &c. Forsale at the lowest New York prices.
i .sEBAP BLANK BOOKS--A large supply of every
S size and every variety of Blank and Account Books, is just
received by F. TAYLOR, purchased at the North for cash, at
prices which admit of their being sold at lower rates than the
same (having regard to quality) have ever before beensold for in
Washington. All of the finer descriptions, as well as of tihe
cheaper qualities, will be found on hand. Good common Foolscap
and Letter Paper at 91 75 per ream. F. TAYLOR.
ANLY EXERCISES, by Donald Walker, I vol.
containing very numerous engravings, and giving full in-
structions for Riding, Driving, Boxing, Skating, Swimming, Sail-
ing, and other of the manly sports and exercises, gymnastics,
&c. Price one dollar. F. TAYLOR.
r HIHE BUILDER'S GUIDE; ,i r;,, I ii. fP, i.
I. and Rules of Measurement for (C, ,,I-i. lru.-i .-.-
Stonemasons, Stonecutters, Plasterers, Sisters, Painters and Gla
ziers. Also, a Table of Lineal, Square, and Cubic Measures
Rules for the Monsuration of Superficies and Solids; the Build-
ing Regulations as now in fbrce ; the Laws relative to Buildings;
the Lien Laws, &c ; the prices prepared and furnished by socie-
ties or individuals of the several trades in Washington. Just
published and for sale by R. FARNHAM,
nov29 corner of I Ilth street and Penn. ave.
IR ROBERT PEEL AND HIS ERA, 1 vol. Lon-
S don, 1843. Guizot's History of the English Revolution
from the accession of Charles I, translated from the French by
Coutier, 2 vols. Year Book of Facts for 1843, I vol. London,
1843. The Horse, by William Youatt, I1 vol. octavo, London,
1843. Sproule's Treatise on Agriculture, 1 vol. octavo, London,
1843. Acting Charades; Charades for Acting, by Miss Ellen
Pickering, author of The Expectant, Darnel, &c. and other
nuew English books. This day received from London direct by
may 17 W. TAYLOR
N EW MEDICAL BOOt)KS.-Churchill on Diseases of
I- Females, edited with notes by R. M. Huston, of Philadel-
phia, 1 vol. ; Ricord's Practical Treatise on Venereal Diseases,
translated from the French, I vol.; Bartlett on Typhoid and Ty-
phus fever, 1 vol.; Dunglison's Therapeutics and Materia Medi-
ca, 2 vols.; Hommopathy, by Harls Dunsford, M. D. 1 vol.; The
American Journal of Medical Science, edited by Dr. Hays, for
January, 1843, published for $5 per annum; The Medical News
and Library, No. I, to be published monthly, for one dollar per
annum. Just received by F. TAYLOR.
OYS' AND GIRLS' MAGAZINE," edited by Mrs
S. Colman : regular contributors, Rev. Jacob Abbott and
T. S. Arthur. Price $1 25 a year, or ten copies to one address
forN10, in advance.
Also, MARCO PAUL'S ADVENTURES in pursuit of know-
ledge, entirely original, by Rev. Jacob Abbott, author of the Rollo
and Lucy Books. Price 121 cents each part, or ten parts for $1.
The above works are got up with great care, having in view
the encouragement of good taste, and the real welfare of the rising
generation. They were commenced in January, 1843, and will
be continued monthly. Published by T. H. Carter & Co., II8J
Washington street, Boston, and may be hd at the corner of llth
street and Pennsylvania avenue, Washington.
feb 14 R. PARNHA%1.
JEW BOOkS.-This day received by P. TAYLOR-
S Doctor Olin's Travels in Egypt, Arabia Petrea, and the
Holy Land, by the Rev. Stephen Olin, President of the Wesley-
an University, 2 volumes, with engravings. The Home, by Pre-
derika Bremer, a fresh supply. Branded's Encyclopaidia, No. 7.
Townsend's Mesmerism. Scott's Infantry Tactics, 3 vols. Down-
ing's Cottage Architecture. Plato's Divine Dialogues, together
with the Apology of Socrates, translated from the original Greek,
with Dissertations and Notes by Madame Dacier and others, 1
volume, London. Botanical Text Book, by Asa Gray, Professor in
Harvard University, I vol. Le Jardin des Plantes, illustre, 1 vol.
octavo, Paris, 1842, with several hundred engravings.


3IHE LADIES' HAND-BOOK of Fancy Needle.
A work, with engravings, London edition, 1843, price 50
cents; The Ladies' Hasd-Book of Embroidery on Muslin, and
Lace work, with engravings, London, 1843, price 50 cents; The
Ladies' Hand-Book of Millinery, Dressmaking, and Tatting, with
engravings, London, 1843, price 50 cents. Imported by P. TAY-
LOR direct from London, and this day opened. July 21


HISTORY OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS,
just published, Boston, 1843, completeiin one volume, oc-
tavo, by J. J. Jarves, embracing their antiquities, mythology, le-
gends, discovery in 16th century, their re-discovery by Cook,
their civil, religious, and political history, &c. &c. with many
engravings, this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
BRODIE ON DISEASES OF THE JOINTS.-
Pathological and Surgical Observations, by Sir B. C. Bro-
die, Surgeon to the King; 1 vol. reprinted from the fourth Lon-
don edition. Numerous Cases of Surgical Operations without
pain in the Mesmeric State ; by John Elliotson, M. D F. R. S.
The American Journal of Medical Sciences fr July, 1843. All
just published and this day received for sale by
F. TAYLOR.
Also, Pereira's Materia Mediacs anl Therapeutics; Brodie's
Diseases of the Urinary Organs; Berzelius on the Kidneys;
Maury's Dental Surgery; Bartlett on Typhoid and Typhus Fe-
ver; Wilson's Human Anatomy, by Goddard; Hope on the
Heart, by Pennock; Muller's Physiology; Lawrence on Rup-
tures; Lawrence on the Eye, by Hays; Walche on Diseases of
the Lungs; Fergusson's Practical Surgery, by Norris; Wilson
on Diseases of the Skin; Ramsbothama s Process of Parturition.
And many other late works on Medicine and Surgery, all for sale
at the lowest Northern prices.
Also, a few of the latest English works on the same subject,
just imported from London, of which the list will be given in a sub-
sequent advertisement. July 14


W BITING FLUIDS, COPYING AND WRI-
TING INKS.-W. FISCHER, importer and dealer
n Fancy and Staple Stationery, has recently received, direct
from the manufacturer in London, Stephens's patent bluo-black
Writing Fluid. This article, which writes of a blue t first, has
the peculiar property of becoming an intense black afterwards ;
it contains combinations calculated to ensure a higher degree of
permanence, with greater facilityof writing, more especially with
steel pens, than ever can be attained by the black dyes, colors,
or common Inks. It has been in extensive use in all climates for
several years. Itanswers admirably for use with the copying
machine, and is used in several of the offices of Government,
particularly the Department of State.
Terry's Copying Ink. The peculiar property of this Ink is the
facility with which it renders a most perfect copy l it also possesses
every other essential quality requisite in the best writing Ink.
This Ink will yield a copy within twenty-four hours after writing.
Cooper & Phillip3's (formerly Walkden) extra fine black
Writing Ink. Also constantly on hand, Maynard and Noyes,
D. Zelt & Co., and Edward Kent's copyingand writing black and
red Inks, for wholesale and retail, at Stationers' Hall.
Stephens's instantan 'ous black Writing Fluid. This fluid has
the property of writing immediately black. It is the purest black
Ink ever offered to tl e public ; it has no sediment, and forms no
incrustation about the pens or ink-bolder, and flows with remark-
abl facility. mar 24


It, l -,tIl5 T. F Tti RHINVE, by Bulwor, Harper's
S edition, price 121 cent's; No. 3, of the Cheap Family Li.
brary, Harper's edition, price 25 cents; No. 6, Brande's Ency-
cyclopeftia, Harper's edition, price 25 cents ; Conquest and Self
Conquest, or which makes tihe Hero, one volume, just received
by ap21i F. TAYLOR.
INDLEY'S HORTICULTURE.-The Theory of
SHorticulture; or, an attempt to explain the principal opera-
tions of Gardening upon physiological principles. By John
Lindley, F. R. S. With notes by A. J. Downing and A. Gray.
For sale at the Bookstore of R. PARNHAM,
nov 10 corner of lth street and Penn. avenue.
P ICTORIAL NAPOLEON, Vicar of Wakefield, Ro
binson Crusoe, all illustrated with engravings. Gems from
Travellers, German Prose Writers, Political History of New York,
Flugel's German Dictionary, 8vo. 2 vols., and many others, for
sale ar MORRISON'S Bookstore.
AND BOOK OF COMMUNICATION by TEL-
S E-. 4I%'H..1.- i r. h.; mhe various methods, either by
flags or it,. r ,. -,... -, a,, I I.. machines in use at the Admi
ralty, at Liverpool. Holyhead, London, and other places, I saniall
volume with -r,.-, r.,T. in" published in London. A few co-
pies imported ,- P. T 'l I OR,
Also, this day received from London, Bailey's Astronomical
Tables and Formule, and Explanatory Problems, and Elements
of the Solar System, I vol. 8vo. by Francis Bailey, President of
the Astronomical Society of London; The Nature, Properties,
and Applications of Steam, and on Steam Navigation, by John
Scott Russell, 1 vol. ; Treatise on the Steam Engine, by John
Scott Russell, 1 volume ; Clerk's Naval Tactics, with Notes by
Lord Rodney, 1 volume; Boilesau's Traverse Tables ; British
Naval Biography ; British Nautical Almanacs, for 1944, 1845, and
1846; Naval Routine, by Lieut. Fordyce, Royal Navy, 1 volume;
Miles's Epitome of the Royal Naval Service, 1 volume ; Captain
Sir John Ross on Steam rn anmd Steam Navigation, 1 volume ; Tred
gold oi Steam and the Steam Engirie, 2 large volumes; Hugo
Reed on the Steam Engine, its Construction, Action, History, and
the Laws of Heat and Pneumttics; and many other valuable
works on the same classes of science. june 9
APTAIN MARYATT'S NOVi.LS, Cheap, Ten
S in number, some published originally in 2 vols. others in 3
vols. at an aggregate price of t$5. The whole now comprised in
one large volume, handsome'edition, and neatly bound, complete
for $2 50. For sale, a few copies only, by
jan 23 F. TAYLOR.
OCTOR JOHNSON'S COMPLETE WORKS,
cheap, in two large handsome volumes, with portrait, and
Memoir and Essay on his Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy.
price $3 50, (published at $7,) containing The Rambler, The Ad-
venturer, The Idler, Rasselas, Tales, Poems, Letters, Irene, a tra-
gedy, Lives of the Poets, Political Tracts, Philological Tracts,
Miscellaneous Tracts, Reviews and Criticisms, Journey to the
Western Islands ofSeotland, Prayeis and Meditations.
jan 7 F. TAYLOR.


N IW ENGISH i OOKS.--lmported direct from Lon-
don by F. TAYLOR, and just received. List No. three :
The Red Book," or Royal Kalendar and Court and City Register
for England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Colonies, for 1t43; the
New Annual Army List for 1843, with an Index, giving the dates
of commissions, together with a statement of the war services and
wounds of nearly every officer of the army, ordnance, and ma-
rines, by Lieut. Hart, 49th regiment, 1 vol. octavo; British Navy
List for 1843 ; Marine Surveying and Hydrometry, by Davit
Stevenson, civil engineer, I vol. octavo, London, 1842 ; Transac-
tions of the Institute of Civil Engineers, vol. 3, quarto, with many
engravings, London, 1842; Practice of Navigation and Nautical
Astronomy by Lieut. Raper, Royal Navy, I vol. octavo; the Prac
twice and Forms of Courts Martial and Courts of Enquiry, by a
Field Officer, 1 vol., London, 1842; McArthur on Naval and
Military Courts Martial, 2 vols.; Military Law Authorities, by Major
W. Hough, I vol. octavo, Calcutta, 1839; Tredgold on the Steam
Engine, its application to Navigation, Naval Architecture, Manu-
factures, &c., 1 vol. quarto, with large folio Atlas of Plates; Capt.
John Ross, Royal Navy, on Steam, the Steams Engine, Steam Na-
vigation and its Naval Tactics, as applicable to Commerce, Mari-
time Warfare, and National Defence, 1 vol. quarto; the New
Tariff, (British;) Adcock's Engineers' Pocket Book for 1843; the
British Almanac for 1843, and Companion to ditto, 1 vol. 3650
pages; Memoirs of Lieut. General Sir Thoumas Picton, 2 vols.;
Directions for Laying off Ships, by J. Fincham, Master Ship-
wright of Chatham Dock-yard, and Superintendent of the British
School of Naval Arehiteciure, I1 volume, and large Atlas; British
Nautical Almanac for 1846 ; and a variety of other wo,-rk oan the
different branches of Military and Naval Science and Service,
too numerous for the present advertisement. List to becontinued.
Books, Stationery, and Periodicals imported to order from Lon-
don and Paris. ap 14
STORY ON BIiLS.-Commentaries on the Law of Bills
s oft Exchange, foreign and inland, as administered in Eng-
land and America, with illustrations from the Commercial Law of
the nations of Continental Europe. By Judge Story. One vo-
lume, octavo, 1843. This day received and for sale by
F. TAYLOR.
Also, the American Jurist and Law Magazine, No. 28, $5 per
annum; and the March number of the Law Library, $10 per
annum. mar 17
D ICTIONARY OF GREEK AND ROMAN AN-
JL TI UITIES, by William Smith, Ph. D., 1 large oc-
tavo volume, with numerous illustrations, very handsome, Lon-
don, 1842. Just imported by F. TAYLOR, and this day receiv-
ed. Also, Bosworth's Dictionary of the Anglo Saxon Language,
I vol. Plugel's German and English Dictionary, 2 vole. octavo.
Tooke's Diversions of Purley, new edition, complete in I volume
octavo. Pictorial History of England during the reign of George
the Third, two large otavo volumes; numerous valuable engrav-.
ngs. may 18


I (HE QU 8LW EC BILL.-Debates of the House of Com-
r. mona in 1774 on the Canada Bill, now first published by
the Editor of the Parliamentary History, from the Notes of Sir
Henry Cavendish, Member for LostwithieL Complete in one
volume octavo, London, with maps, copied fAom the second edition
of Mitchelfs Map of North America, referred to in the debates.
Just received by P. TAYLOR, price I1 26 may11
LL THE BRITISH MAGAZINES AND RE.-
VIEWS FOR JUN E, 1843, are this day received
by the Boston steamer (English editions, in large type) for the
use of the subscribers to the Waverley Circulating Libary. Also,
Doctor Olin's Travels in the East, 2 vols. ; The False Hair, by
James; The Lost Ship, a Tale of the Atlantic; The Days of
Queen Mary, and all other recent hooks. Also, the North Ameri-
can Review, the Knickerbocker, the Museum, and other Ameri
can periodicals. The Library is regularly supplied with a num-
ber of copies of every New Work immediately upon publica-
tion. Terms of subscription: Five dollars per annum, three dol-
lars for six months, or one dollar for a single month,.
june22 F. TAYLOR.


FOR SALE, the House now occupied by the subscriber, in
this city, being the middle tenement in Franklin Row, K
street, between 12th and 13th streets. For terms apply to R. W.
DysTa, or to ROBERT GRENHOW.
may 30-2awtf
N EW YORK SUPREME COURT REPORTS.--
Reports of Cases argued and determined in the Supreme
Court of the State of New York, by Nicholas Hill, Jr. 3 vols.
Just published (1843) and this day received for sale by
F.TAYLOR.
Also, the Code Napoleon, literally translated from the original
and official edition, by a Barrister of the Inner Temple, I1 volume.
Institutes of Justinian, with notes, by Thomas Cooper, second
edition, I vol. Jones's Introduction to Legal Science, 1 volume.
Lube's Equity Pleading, by Wheeler, 1 volume. And other Law
books, just opened, mar It
U NIVERSALISM Examined, Reinounced, Ex-
U posed, by Matthew Hale Smith, 1 vol.; Book of Religions,
comprising the views, creeds, and opinions of all the principal
religious sects in the world, particularly of all Christian denomi-
nations, I vol. by John Hayward ; Parables by Krummacher,
translated from the German by Professor J. H. Agnew, I tol.
Just published and this day received for sale by
den 30 P. TAYLOR.
ACHOOL BOOKS.-The subscriber has just received
S from the North his usual supply of School Books, selected
with great care, in regard to binding and the best editions. Pa -
rents and teachers will find at his store every school book now
used in the District and the adjoining country, and they will be
sold as low as they can be bought here or elsewhere.
R. FARNHAM,
ap 18 Corner of 11th street and Penn. avenue.
OORE'S HISTORY OF IRELAND.-Just pub-
IY lished, and this day received by F. TAYLOR,'complete in
one volume octavo, The History of Ireland, commencing with its
earliest period to the great Expedition against Scotland in 1546,
by Thomas Moore. J june 8

N EW ENGLISHBOOKS.-Imported by P. TAYLOR
.and this day opened, Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular
Delusions, 3 vols. octavo, by Charles Mackay, Esq The Art of
Conversation, by Captain Orlando Sabertash, I small volume.
Attica and Athena, by Lockhart, 1 vol. octavo. Chess Exempli-
fied, I small volume. Food, and its Influence on Health and
Disease, by M. Truman, M.D. 1 vol. Life, Health, and Disease,
by Edward Johnson, surgeon, sixth edition, 1 vol. Brougham's
Political Philosophy, I volume octavo. The Political Life of
Edmund Burke, by George Croley, LL.D. 2 vols. Prior's Me-
moir of the Life and Character of Edmund Burke, compared with
those of his great contemporaries, I vol. octave. Speeches of
Sheridan, 3 volumes octavo, edited by a Consfutinmal Friend,
London, 1842. Guide to the Conservatory and Hothouse, by
Bainbridge, 1 vol. Woodhouse's Practical System of Short-hand
Writing. The complete works ofMontaigne, edited by Hazlett,
I vol. large octavo, London, 1842. And many other valuable
London works, some ofthemrn entirely new. up 13
SCIENTIFIC BOOKS FROM LONDON.-Just
imported by P. TAYLOR, and this day received, Riddle's
Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, new and improved edition,
London, 1842; Walton's Collection of Problems in illustration of
the Principles of Theoretical Mechanics, 1 vol. London, 1842;
Principles and Practice of Law, Engineering, Trigonometrical,
Subterraneous, and Marine Surveying, by Charles bourns, Civil
Engineer, 1 vol. London, 1843; Mosely's Mechanical Principles
of Engineering and Architecture, 1 vol. London, 1843; Chemistry
of Animal Bodies, by Thomas Thompson, M.D. 1 vol. Edinburgh,
1843; Trigonometrical Surveying, Topography, Military Recon-
noissance, Geodesy and Practical Astronomy, by Lieut. From,
Royal Engineers, 1 vol. London; Militaty Surveying, Sketching
in the Field, Plan Drawing, Levelling, and Military Reconnois-
sance, by Major Basil Jackson of the Royal Staff Corps, I vol.
London ; the Steam Engine, by Hugo Reid, I vol. I ondon; the
Nautical Magazine And Naval Chronicle for 1842, complete
bound in one volume, a Journal of Papers on subjects connected
with Maritime affairs; the British Army List for March, 1843;
Falconer's Marine Dictionary, edited by William Burney of the
Naval Academy, Gisport, England, 1 vol. quarto; Outlines of
Naval Routine, by Lieut. Fordyce, Royal Navy; and many other
valuable works of Practical Science in all its branches. List to
be continued, may 20
DE LA PUISSANCE AMIt1CAINE, .fE Si
laume Tell Poussin, ex major au Corps du, 4 ar'i
cain, two volumes, Paris, 1843; Oeuvres Ct, .aede Napoleon
par et Pujol, one volume, Paris, 1843 ; Histoire Populaire Anec-
dotique et Pettore sque de Napoleon et de la Grands Armee, par
E. M. de Saint Hilaire, illustree par David, one volume, Paris,
1843, with several hundred engravings; Histoire de la Revolu.
tion Francais, par Thiers, cheap Brussels copy, complete in four-
volumes, octavo, imported direct by F. TAYLOR, and this asy
received, may 8


1 EW CHEAP WORKS.-Just received by P. TAY-
- l LOR, The Lawyer, his character, &c. complete, price 25c.j
Military Operations at Cabal, price 25c.; No. 4 of Martin Cbus-
zlewit, by Boz, 6jec.; Mrs. Washington Potts and Mr. Smith, tales
by Miss Leslie, 25c ; No. 6 of Encyclopaedia of Geography, 26c.;
No. 5 of Farmers' Encyclopedia, 25c.; No. 4 of (he Rocky Moun-
tains, by Irving, 25c ; Harry Lorrequer, complete for 60c.; May
No of the Lady's Book. may 8


UIREI'S DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFAC-
T TURES, AND MINES, cheap.- Complete in one
large octavo volume, 1,340 closely printed pages, and over 1,200
engravings, full bound in leather. Complete for $5 51.
may I FP. TAYLOR.
'1HEUHOMtBOPATHIC MEDICAL LIBRARY,
a series of Standard Works, for the use of the Practitioner
of Specific Medicine, Edited by Doctors W. Ga Is and H. M.
HUMPHRar. To be published by subscription.
The Library to commence with Hahnemann's Matenia Medi-
ca," translated from the original German ; with an improved ar-
rangement to facilitate reference and the study ofithe Pathogene-
sis, as exhibited in the present publication, which is a part of the
first number, to be reprinted, and now offered only as a sample
of the work. To be followed by standard woeks in Hommopathic
Literature; such as Hartmann's Therapeia, Hahnemann's Trea-
tise on Chronic Diseases, Rail's Organon of Specific Medicine,
Hahnemann'a New Organon, and other valuable translations
from German and French standard works, as well as reprints
from the London press of desirable practical publications. The
whole to be published'with strict attention to accuracy, excellence
of general matter, and style of typographical execution, and to
be confined to one octavo size, with a view to supplying the prac-
titioner of specific medicine with a handsome collection of practi-
cal literature in the science of Homoeopathy.
It is intended to issue the work in monthly numbers of sixty
pages octavo, at PIPTY CENTeS a number, payable on de very, to
commence as soon as the subscription may warrant. The sub-
scription will be for the Library or series of works until discon-
tinned ; notice of discontinuance must be given to the publisher
previous to the receipt of the last number of any separate work,
in aid of which the one to follow in the series will be duly an-
nounced. Philadelphia, April 16, 1843,
13 Subscriptions received at the Bookstore of H. PARNHAM,
corner of I1th street and Pennsylvania avenue, ap 29
SONDON BOOKS ON MEDICINE AND SUR-
S GERY.-Just imported by F. TAYLOR a few copies
only, and this day received, Yearsley on the Throat, on the en-
larged Tonsil, and elongated Uvula, I vol. London, 1843; 'ones
on Giavel, Calculus, and Gout, being Professor Liebig's Physio-
logy, applied to the prevention and cure of these diseases, 1 vol.
London, 1843; Johnson on Life, Health, and Disease, I vol. Lon-
don, 1843; Food and its influence on Health and Disease, by
Matthew Truman, M. D. 1 vol. London, 1843; Krauss on the
cure of Club foot, Bent knee, Wry-neck, Spinal Deformity, 4 c.
&c.; Lee on Stammering and Squinting, and on the Method for
their Removal, 1 vol London, 1841 ; Curtis's Treatise on the
Physiology and Pathology of the Ear, 1 vol. octavo; and others
not enumerated. Books, Periodicals, &c. imported to order from
London and Paris. may 25
BHURCH MUSIC.-W. FISCHER has just received the
S Boston Academy's Collection of Church Music; consisting
of the most popular psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, sentences,
chants, &c. selected from the most distinguished composers, and
arranged expressly for this work, which may be had wholesale
and retail at Stationers' Hall. ap 21
T HE MARRIAGE RING, or how to make Home Hap-
py. Prom the writings of John Angell James. For sale
at the Bookstore of R. FARNHAM,
may 22 corner of 11th street and Penn. av.
gold AND SILVER COINS AND COINAGE,
G by Messrs. Eckfeldt and Dubois, assayers of the Mint of
the United States at Philadelphia, complete in one volume, with
very numerous engravings. A Manual of Gold and Silver Coins
of all nations, showing their history and legal basis, weight, fine.
ness, and value ; with treatises on bullion and plate, counterfeit
coins, specific gravity of precious metals, statistics of the produc-
tion and coinage of gold and silver in the world, and sundry use-
ful tables. A few copies just received for sale for the author by
may 29 F. TAYLOR.
HEAP REPRINTS of the BEST ENGLISH
MAGAZIN ES.-Published in New York, in book form
on fine paperand in large type, atone-third the English prices, the
Quarterly Review, the Edinburgh Review, the Westminster Re-
view, and the Foreign Quarterly Review. Terms For the four,
88 perisnuml- for either Llree of them, S7 per annum : fr eilher
two of them, 5 ter srannum ; taor either of them singly, V3 Fer
annuin. For Blackwood's Magazine (monthly) $4 per annum ;
for the Dublin University Magazine, 84 per annum; for the Chris-
tian Observer, $2 per annum.
These may be examined at the bookstore of F. TAYLOR,
where subscriptions will be received. June Is
RANCE, by Gov. Cass.-France, its Kiny, Court, and
. Government, by an American, 1 vol. For sale by
feb 20 b0. TAYLOR'
HEAP PUBLICATIONS.-Just issued and thin day
received for sale by F. TAYLOR, Biography aid Poeiical
Remains of the late Margaret Davidson, by Wia.,nmiton Irving,
price 50 cents; Russia and the Russians, by J, G. Kohl. complers
in two numbers, 25 cents each; Nos 4 and 5 nf lbhe Worksa of
Lord Byron ati25 cents each, fine paper and large type with en-
gravings; No. 10 of Johnson's Farmer's Encyclopedia, 25 cents;
the Water Witch complete for 50 cents, on' of the cheap series
of Cooper's novel. July 18


RODGERS'S SUPERIOR CUTLERY.-WM.
FISCHER, Importer and Dealer in Fancy and Staple Sta-
tionery, Drawing Materials, Prepared Parchment, Mathematical
Instruments, Perfumery and Fancy Articles, has ihis day receielv-
ed by the ship Shakspeare, direct from the unrivalled manufactin
rers, Messrs. Joseph Rodgers & Sons, a case of their best Cut-
lery, consisting of Congress and other Knives of 4 3, 2, & 1
blades, In pearl, shell, ivory, stag and buffal,, handles; also their
celebrated Wharncliffe Knife, in pearl, ivory and stag handles,
comprising a more extensive assortment than has ever been offer*
ed in the District. Public Institutions or individuals wising
neat and superior articles, can be suited at Siiauirneis' Hell at
reasonable and uniform prices. First store east of 12th street,
Pennsylvania avenue, july ?17
'INHE ART IIF CONVERSATION, b1 Captain Or-
Slin,]j Satepush, wnh renratka un Paphion and Address.
I evol. Lo.,ndon, 1842, nrrce 51 25. Jait imported by
F. TAYLOR.
Also, Charades fnr Arting, by Miss Ellen Pickering, the lov-
elier I v.,I. Lind,,n. 1843. j.ily 22
REP-.RToRY OF PATENT IN VrINTIONX,
BrlIlsh.-A set ol the above valuable work, complete
from January, 1837, up to December, 1842, fora le ata very low
price. Just received by
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