4 f t
WAStINGTON: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 1843.
TO WHOM ASSESSED.
Tax f.r opening alley, on intereisL from Januay
Tax for paving alley, on interest from Februa-
Impruvemennt in lhe sama of E. Lansdaie
Paving tax, on interet from January 1, 1841
Tax for opening liey, on interest from Januas-
Tai for ,aying illey, on inteeast from Februa-
Young Jam.J '
S Ditto .
SBeai, the eas s'part, fronting 19 feet 10 iD on E street,
Young, Abraham .
Young, John .
For 1833 "21 cenli; 1884, 21 cents; 1835, 21 cents;
1836, 14 cents; 1837. 14 cents.
For 18361 19 cents; 1837, 19 cents 1
For 1836, 19 cents; 1837, 19 cents
For 1836, 24 cents; 1837, 24 cents I
For 1836, 21 cents; 1837, 21 cents
Young, Nichnolas, bheis of
Youang. Richard ,
CHANGE OF HOURS.
BFrom and after this date, the 18 h
instant, the hours of departure of the
steamboat PHENIX will, until far-
ther notice, be as follows, viax.
Leave Aleanndra at 9, 11I, and 3j, o'clock, (o Washington.
SLeste Washington at I0, 12, ani 41 o'clock, for Alexandria.
Leave Alezan-drsia for Georgetown at I o'clock.
Leave Georgetown for Alexandria at' o'clock.
oct 18-di JAMES GUY, Jr. Captain.
WASHINGTON AID ALEXANDRIA BOAT.
Passage I 1 cents; Freightasustal.
.The Steamboat JOSEPH JOHNSON
continues to ply between the above
places, and will, until further notice,
depart as follows :
Leave Wa*shnglginn 9, 1l, 1, nnd 3j.
Leave Alexandria 10, 12, 2j, and 4j.
oct 18-d JOR CORSON. Captain.
FOR NORFOLK TWICE A WEEK.
SThe new, fast, and superior Steamer
OSCEOLA will leave Washington
every Tuesday and Saturday at 9
Z B o'clock A. M. and Alexandria at 10
o'clock. Returning, will leave Norfolk and Portsmouth every
Monday and Tliusieday at 6 o'clock A. M. Passage and fare 86.
She will arriv s iu tloe fur the P.ortsmouih and Roanoke railroad
ears. Travellers will find thia a pleasant route, wi'h no oss of rest
or change of bl-ggdge. Pasoage through to Weldon 69. Freight
detrined for tne Ptirismouh and Roanuke railroad, Petersburg, or
Ri.hin.md muLst be paid for at Washingion.
Passenger. will be taken off or landed at tie different landings
on the Potomac. Sie will stop in Cone Saturday's going andi
aip 22-on,f JAMES MITCHELL, Master.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
THE line ,'fSmgea from Washington cliy, by way or Alesan-
dria, PFairfax Court-house, and Warrenton, to CulVeFer C.-itt-
house, leaves the General Stage Office, opposite Gadasbv's Ho-
tel, eve'v Tuesday, thursday, and Saturday, at S .'"clock A. M.
The line s.f StAges front this place, via Alexandria, Fairfax
Gourt bouse, Alde. MiddJlehourg, Paris, and Millwood, to Win-
rhes.--. will leave the seamre office same days and hours.
In j.a ki ,ng this announcement nto the public the subscriber would
call paltculai attention. Each of he above lines goes through
in one day, connntcinng wish all the stages leaving either Culpe-
per Courtn-house or A inehoster. and passengers for the Northern
cities reach Washington the eame day by 8 o'clock, ready to take
the cars neaxi morning i 6 o'cloc.k for Billi ore, Philadelphia,
and New York. Both ronini have bean neulystockei, and can-
not be 0QrpAase51 fr good horses, cerelul drivers and the very
best Troy made coaches, passing through a part of the country
unsurpassed for its beauty of scenery and fertility of soil; and, as
for the fare, would ask a comparison with other routes.
JOHN BROWN, Proprietor, Washington.
A. FLEMING, Agent, Alexandria.
N. B. Seats can be taken at the General Stage Office, Wash-
Ington, or at Wise's Hotel. Alexandria. oet 19-dtf
P ATENT ELASTIC INlk TAN l).-Just received
from the mianufactuie an assortment of Elastic loksiands.
A smaller siza has jutt bee introduced by the patentee, a neat
and beautiful article, and is pronounced these ae plus ultr of ink-
stands, as with it ihe ink never grow* thick or evaporates, and
preserves tihe same eonsihtenry and color utiLl it is all consumed.
Sold wriolesale and retail by R. FARNHAM,
aug 21 ornar of Illth steea and Penn. as.
SBHEAP LIBRARY FOR FAMILIES OR SCHOOLS
consisting ti fifty volumes, may ol them being the best
works from Harp.sra family Library, selecied fiom that seliee
fortlue purpose. All 'be volumes are of the same size, and bound
unisrmily and Ann daomely, and put up ins nest bskcase of three
shelves, wivtlh lock and key. Pnce for the set of 6ill soiumes, in-
ce'udine ie bookcase, 820.
oct8 .P F. TAYLOR.
A RMY AND NAVY REGISTEH.--Juat publi-hed
and for sale at Stationers' Hall the official Army and Navy
Register for the year 1848, by order of the Secretaries of War and
Navy, in compliance with resolution of Ihe Senate and Hease ol
RepxM eaadive. evmar 2
M ANfBKCA'S FRENCH UOUHSE, an Oral System
cf Living Teaching Languages, illustrated by a practical
course of lessons in 'be Preach through the medium ol the Eng-
lish, by Jean ManeaCa, fourth edition, revised ; for sale at the
B,oktorfof R. FARNHAM,
Corner of L1th streeL and Ponuuylsaania avenue.
Where may be lound all the Prench S:hool Books now in use,
and sold et very low prica. sept 28
ATrt5ILIC BOOMK.-A gesid'UHof this day opened
by P. TAYLOR, in eveay erslesofg phin anti ornamental
binding. Among many ptbera hsf he Annd thei following, v, :
Pioss Guide, Chrsuan',s Guide, Tade Mecum, Path M Paradise,
Kay of Paradise, Roman Misal, Garden of the Soul, Poor Mao's
Manual, Mehueloe'sPiayera, Catholic MnuaIl,ChapelCompanion,
Thomas a Kampis, True Piety, Daily Companton, Visit to the
Bluiasd Sscrsment, Soal United unto Jesus, Spiritual Retreat,
Pluwsp o l ieasea, Devout Life, Mnnth of Mary, Spiritual Combat,
IwitalBea of he l1esed Virgin, Vijiu to Use Blssed Sacrament.
Li. ofCnbtisi, Pttaber Rowlsnd, Martyn's Romllis, Yoea h's Di-
rantor, Youth's Library, Ranea's Discourse, Elevation of the
Soul, Alton Park, Mra. Herboit, Aleiheia, Ae. Ae. For sale at
the lowest press in every case. Catholic Testments full bound
in Lather, p-rice 2 enmt. oct 91
TIH DUSPATCHEIS AND LETTERS orf ER-
NANDOt CO;ITEjF. thi Conqueror of Mexico, ad-
di eased to the Emperor Cbatlei V, written dating the Conquetl,
and containing a narrative of its events. Tranalated from the
ori al Spanish by George Pp10soo. I volume Just published,
d this day racelvd for ule by ;. TAYLOt,
Or for irculllao among h* ubacriber to the Waverley Qir-
eoqakiDn I hubray. sp 7
19 & imp
E. j 14
4 5th 17
4 ith 18
Years for which
, 10. 1
taxes aredue,. v5 e;-
1841. 1842 S Is
3 584 081 14 08 14 08
1 43 I
15 1 17
20 1 52
17 1 31
2 04 -
MlONEY LOST.-Lost on the Avenue, between Mrs.
IlM Parker's fancy store and the store of Pittman & Phillps, a
roll of notes, containing two Ten Dollar notes and five Five Dol-
lar notes, all of the Bank of the Metropolis. A suitable reward
will be given on application at this office, nov 3-st
HAT8, CAPS, MUFFS, AND FUR TRIM.
MINGS.-The attention of the ladies is respectfully
invited to a splendid assortment of ladies' and misses' lynx, wol-
verine, squirrel, genet, and other Muffs, at MAGUIRE'S Hat
and Cap store, on 7th street, which he will sell at manufacturer's
prices, which will be found very low. Also, of gentlemen to
superior moleskin, cassimere, nutria, Russia, silk, and fur Hats,
of my own manufacture, which will be found unsurpassed in this
market, and at the lowest prices.
Also, a Iirge assortment of fur, hair, and cloth caps, for gen
tiemen, boys. and children, at all prices, very cheap.
Buffalo Robes, Wool Hate, Ac.
Thankful for post patronage, I rely with confidence on the gen
erouS support of the citizens of Washington and the public to
keep my humble bark sflamt nearshore, as I am not ambitious of
venturing in deep w.ter. JOHN MAGUIRE,
Fashionable Hat, Cap and Fur store, 7th street, opposite
nov 2-3eot the Patriotic Bank.
]BUSINESS REMO)VAL.-The undersigned informs
S his friends and the public in general that he has removed
from the Glass-house near the steamboat wharf, next to the old
Mansion Heuse, end of Tenth street, where he is better estab
lished to continue to manufacture his Improved Patent Leaf
Holders, patented August 12th, 1843, and since advertised in the
National Intelligencer, Globe, and GapitI1 of this city.
The undersigned is also prepared to execute any other extra
work, stch as models for patents, of wood, brass, iron, or steel.
Any exira ator safety locks made to order for particular use, such
as Bramab's patent, with very small keys for the largest size of
locks, for wood oand iron doors, as well as for the smallest kind of
looks; and any oiher improved patents, as well as his own pat
onts for trunk, desk, chest, and padlock, small and large size,,
(except the mail lock size,) and other good strong locks.
Orders will be thankfully received and promptly attended to,
for bras casting, turning of wood, brass, iron, and steel, in gen.
eral. Orders may be left at Mr. J. A. Blake's Bookbindery,
Pennsylvania avenue, above Fourteenth street, agent for the
Improved Patent Leaf Holder for sale.
Machine and Lock Manufacturer, formerly of
nov 2-eo2w Philadelphia.
AVALRY TACTICS, 3 volumes, printed by order
C of the War Department. Vol. L school of the platoon
sad of the squadron, dismounted; Vol. II School of the platoon
and of the squadron, mounted. Vol. III. Evolution of a rcgi
ment. Price 8sd Por sale by F. TAYLOR.
*e. Only five copies remaining of the whole edition.
A JUILIEN respectfully announces to the citizens of
Washington that he has taken the house formerly occu-
pied by Mr. Louis Vivan as a hoarding-house, where he can ac -
commodate a couple of gentlemen or a small family in gen-
A. J. can likewise furnish dinners, parties, suppers, &o. at the
shortest notice and on reasonable terms.
N. B. Jellies, Creams, and Pastry of all kinds made to order.
OARD.-A small family, or gentleman and wife, looking
for accommodations for the winter, can find pleasant rooms
and board to suit their taste, in a small private family, near the'
western public offices. Apply to
nov 3-3t FPARQUHAR & MORGAN.
I HAVE THIS DAY OPENED, at my store on
Pennsylvania avenue, between 8th and 9th streets-
20 pieces super twilled Cashmere Moulselines de Laine, a
rare and beautiful article
10 pieces Chosen, very pretty and cheap
40 do Mousselinas do Lpine, well assorted
500 yards plain black and colored changeable Alpacca
600 do rich changeable figured do
10 pieces do do do and plain silk do
5 do black and blue-black Silka, very superior
2 do superfine Frenoh Cloth, for ladies' cloaks, at 82 25
6 pieces superfine. English Cloth, every variety of shade
asod quality, from t" to 65 60 per yard
20 pieces Beaver and Pilot Cloths, well assorted and very
20 pieces black and colored Cassimeres, fro-m 87jta. to 225
100 do Cabsinet, assorted colors, from 31| to 9tceaot
60 do Manna and Satin Vesting, In great variety
5 do Rob Roy Plaids, from ( 120 o1l 50
A general aortmaent of Plaids, for children's wear
Prenheb and English Marino
Scarlet Cahsmenne and Curtain Muslin
Plain l and gAed Silk Velvets
Gentlemens a Sca fs and Handkerchiefs
Lambewool Shirts and Drawers
Ladies' Merino Vests, Silk and Worsted Hosiery.
nov 3-f-wfwf6t GEO W. ADAMS.
( SITUATION WANTED IN A DktY GOUDS
S hTORE.- t wish to procure a Situation in a dry goods
stortee fr a boy of some sixteen years of age, who has bad some
experience in that line in a country store. He is a boy of good
disposition and moral character, industrious In his habits, and res
pectably connected. Any gentleman wishing such a boy will
please let me know, and I will arrange for an interview, if de-
sired. EDWARD DYER.
nov 3-St [Globe]
AARLE M FLOWER ROOTS AT AUCTION,
ByR. W. Dyer & Ce.-On Monday aflenoon, 6th
Instant, at 41i o'clock P. M we will sell by catalogue 300I lots of
FlIwer Roots, from the celebrated garden of R. Vanderachoot,
orist, at Hillegom, near Haarlem, Bolland, consisting in part of
mingle and double Hyacinths, Narcl,sus, single and double To
lips, of setleuted sorts; double and single Jonquilles, Iris, new
variety of Crocue, early Duoe, von Tbolls, Ac. Terms rash; and
this may be the last lot this season
ROBERT W. DYER & CO.
nov 3-3t [Globe] Aociio-eers.
a ANK STOCILS.-Wsnted to purchase, stock of the
BD Farmens and Mechanic's Bank, Georgetown,
Patriotic Bank of Washington.
Also, Potomac Insurance S stock of Georgetown.
oct 23-2w Apply to WILLIAM S. NICHOLLS.
CITY PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR TAXES.- Concludaedfrom the fourth page.
oct 25- 2w
LS & MUGeorgetown.
PROTECTION INSURANCE COMPANY.
ETH HYATT, Esq. of Washington city, Agent for the Pro-
tection Insurance Company vf Hartford, Connecticut, offers
to insure Houses, Millse Factories, Barns and their contents, and
all other descriptions of insurable property against loss or damage
The rates or premium offered are as low as those of any other
similar institution, and every man has now an opportunity, for
a trifling sum, 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 may be made to the above-
named agent, who is authorized to issue policies to applicants
without delay. J. M. GOODWIN, Secretary.
june 21-lawtf Hartford, Connecticut.
A AGENCY AT WASHIIN'GTON.-JAMES H.CAUS-
TEN, (late of Baltimore,) having made this city his perma-
nent residence, will undertake, with hisaccustomed 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 Commissioners 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 1800; with reference to which, in addi-
tion to a mass of documents and proofs in his possession, bhe has
access to those in the archives of the Government.
Claimants and pensioners on the navy fund, &c. bounty lands,
return duties, &c. &c. and those requiring life insurance, can
have their business promptly attended to by letter, (post paid,)
and thus relieve themselves from an expensive and inconvenient
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 neesosarry 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 reore efficacious, he has become familiar with all the forms
Office o Fostreet, near t9e new 7reaury Butilding.
feb 25- -
EWMAN'S PAROCHIAL SERMONS.-Par.chial
L.1 Sermons, by John Henry Newman, B. D. Vicar of St Mary
the Virgin's, Oxford, in two vols. octavo, just reprinted from the
6th vol. London edition, 1843; Maurice on the Kingdom of Christ,
or Hints respecting the Pnrinciples of the Constitution and Ordi-
nances of the Catholic Church, by F. D. Maurice, M. A., Chap-
lain of Guy'se Hospital, and Professor of English Literature and
History in Kings College, Londan, I vol. octavo, 1843 ; Pearson's
(late Lord Bishop of Chester) Exposition of the Creed, new edi-
tion, revised by the Rev. W. S. Dobson, A. M., I vol. octavo;
Burnet on the Thirty nine Articles, nuew edition, with an Appen-
dix, containing the Augsburg Confession, Creed of Pope Pius the
Fourth, &c Ac,&e with Notes and References, by Rev. James R.
Page, of Queen s College, Cambridge, I vol ; Ancient Chriasti-
anity and the Doctrines of the Osford Tracts, by Isaac Ta0lor,
author of the Natural History ol Enthauslausm, I vol ; Plain
Sermons," by the Authors of the Oslord Tracts, in 2 volumes ;
Universalism examined, renounced, exposed, it a series of Lec-
tores by Matthew Hale Smith, L vol. Just received (and many
other late Theological works) for sale by PI. TAYLOR.
EW BOOK8 by Lharlotte Elizabetl.-Second
Causes, or up and be doing ; The Wrongs of Woman (mil-
liners and drese-makeis); Judh'a' Lion. The ab. ve are just
out of press
Also, by the same author: Glimpses of the Past, or the Mu-
seum I Alice Beaden, or the borrowed shilling, and other tale ;
The Flower of Innocence, or Rachael, a true narrative ; Con-
forinmity, a tale ; The Golden Image; Promising and Performing,
a true narrative; Fatal Eirors; bsckbitng.
Together with a large asAsortment of Bioles and Prayer Books,
Juat received and for sale by W. M. MORRISON,
Saug 9 4 doons west of Brown's 4ot9l.
LtsBBAsv or CoNoaeas, OCT. 18, 183.
N OTICE is hereby given that Vla Library of Congress
u 1ll re cloed in Tuesday, the 24th of October, and will not
ain be opened unil Tuesday, the 21st of November.
JOHN S. MEEHAN,
oct l9-eod2w Librarian.
T HE undersigned, being appointed agent o10 receive sub
scripions for this popular, cheap, and widely -circulated. pa-
ri-dical, (which is published every Saturday in the city of New
York,'at $3 per annum, in advance,) respectfully calls the atten-
tion of his literary friends and the citizens of the District gene-
rally to the first number of the second volume, areived by him
on Saturday last, which he will have pleasure in l.ridne i". any
gentleman who may be desirous of reading and examining its
contents. It is confidently believed that the original matter, e-
lections, London Correspondence, Parliamentary Summary, and
general contents of the Anglo American, as presented in the
volima already published, will onexamination, especially reom-
mend it to the literary reader and the public in general.
To those subscribers who pay one year in advance the pub-
lishers of the Anglo-American promise to give a magnificent
portrait of WAjumseros, 24 inches by 16, which has just been
engraved in the very highest style of art.
nov 1-31 Office corner of Sixth street and Louisiana ave.
JAMES 1. DICKINS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Practices in the Supreme Court of the United States, the several
Courts of the District of Columbia, prosecutes claims before
Congress and the several Departments of the General Go-
vernment, and in general does all business requiring an Agent
or Attorney. Office No. 4, west wing of the City Hall.
WASHINTON, OrosnaBa 21, 1843.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all tavern and
1.7 shopkeepers, retailers of wines and spirituous liquors,
dry goods, hardware, medicines, perfumery, watches and jewel-
ry, hats, boots, and shoes ; also, to owners of hackney carriages
and biltiard-tables, keepers of porter- houses and confectioneries,
that their licenses will expire on Monday, the 6th day of Novem
bernext, and that said licenses must berenewed at this office with-
in ten days after that time, between the hours of 10 o'clock A. M.
and 3 o'clock P. M. C. H. WILTBERGER,
oct 25-dtd [GloMad&CapitolJ Register.
W ANTED TO PURCHASE, Bank of Metropolis
stock, Corporation stock of Georgetown, and eight shares
of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal stock.
Apply to WILLIAM S. NICHOLLS,
oct 30-d2w Georgetown.
F FRIENDSHIP'S OFFERING for 1844t.-Friend-
A ship's Offering and Winter's Wreath, a Christmas and New
Year's present for 1844, with eight handsome engravings.
THE LITTLE GIFT for 1844, with engravings.
THE LITTLE KEEPSAKE for 1844, edited by Mrs. S. Col-
man, with engravings.
ST. NICHOLAS ANNUAL for 1844, for little boys and girls,
THE CHILD'S GEM, a holyday gift for 1844.
The above just received and for sale at the bookstore of ROBT.
FARNHAM, corner of 11th street and Penn. av. oct 12
N' EW lOAKDIN G-HOUSE, over the store of Messrs.
i Morton & Mackall, Bridge street, opposite the Post Office.
The subscriber having rented the above convenient and comfort-
able housee, can accommodate with Board' a few gentlemen and
their wives, or single ladies and gentlemen.
Terms made known and further information obtained by calling
on or addressing the advertiser by letter, post paid.
oct 31-eo3t Georgetown, D. C.
The fine fast.sailing coppered and copper-fastened
baique ARCHIBALD GRACIE, Thomas C. Rice
master, will sail about the 5th November, and has
very handsome accommodations for a few passen-
gers. Apply to LAMBERT & McKENZIE,
oct 28- Alexandria.
*', HE FARMER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA, by C. W,
L Johnson, adapted to the United States by a Practical Far-
mer, now publishing in numbers at 25 cents each, with engrav-
ings, may be examined and subscribed for at the Bookstore of
F. T. has for sale an extensive and valuable collection of all
the best books on Agriculture, Gardening, and Husbandry, works
on Botany, Agricultural Chemistry, Manures, the Orchard, the
Flower Garden, the Kitchen Garden, the Horse, Parriery, Cat,
tie, Sheep, Poultry, Honey Bees, &c, in great variety, to which
additions of every thing new and valuable are constantly being
made, many of them English, imported direct from London by
himself, and for sale at the lowest prices in every case.
OkRDUING-IHOUSE.-Mrs. J. B. MORGAN takes
this method of informing Members of Congress and others
that she is prepared to accommodate those who may favor her
with a call with board or furnished rooms on reasonable terms.
Those in want of a pleasant house in a desirable location would
Jo well to call before making engagements elsewhere.
P. S. Would prefer renting the house furnished to a family
Location next door to the corner of 3d street, a few doors west
of the Railroad Depot. oct 24-eodtf
L IFE OF ANDREW JACKSON, Private, Military,
and Civil, by Amos Kendall, to be completed in fifteen
numbers, with illustrations; price 265 cents each. The fiet num-
bar of the above work is this day received by
oct 23 F. TAYLOR.
P EINHOLDER.-Alden's Patent Pivot Penholder is con-
structed with an ingeniously arranged spring which im-
parts to the common steel pen all the desirable qualities of a
good quill. These holders have been much improved lately,
and are much superior to the first lot manufactured.
For sale by R. FARNHAM, Agent for the Manufacturer,
oct 12 corner llth street and Pa avenue.
OMBS AND BRUSHES.-W. FISCHER has just
C opened a choice assortment of Shell Tuck and Side Combs,
Fine-teeth, Pocket, and Dressing Combs, Hair, Clothes, Hat,
Comb, Teeth, Nail, Plate, and Shaving Brushes. Also, an ex-
tensive supply of Sable and Camels-hair Fitches, Sash-tools,
Varnish, Graining, Dusting, and Shoe Brushes. All of which
are constantly kept for sale at reduced prices at Stationers' Hall.
BERLIN MANTEL GRATES.-The undersigned
have just received and are now opening some of the most
splendid Berlin Mantel Grates ever offered for sale in this mar-
ket. They have also a large assortmentof lowerpriced and plain
Mantel Grates, which they will sell cheap.
Also, an assortment of Radiator and Parlor Stoves,' Ten-plate
and Premium Cooking Stoves, for coal and wood. All which they
will sell at reduced prices.--- --------
iti'tiAtU A ?sUFTeU1uastit
0.0 Books, Statiiunery, and Periodicals, and any thing ese,
imported tu order from London ai,.] Paris July 28-tf
('yCERO'S ORATIONS, translated by Prolfsasor Duu-
ca of Aberdeen Universky. 1 vol. octavo, large type. A
few copies just imported by F. TAYLOR, price I 75. English
price 10s. sterling. july 8
FOR SALE OR RENT.-A large well finished
|] Huuie, amplh supplied with good Furniture, will be sold
Silow adn. -A long credit, or will be leased with or without
lie furnitdIe, to a careful and responsible tenant, for one or more
Sears. PFor itrm aad other particulars, apply to
SROBT. W. DYER & CO.
OR RENT, a neat and convenient two-story brick dwell-
S i'g, with back buildings attached, containing in all ten
roms. The above is situated between 9th and 10th streets, on
New York avenue. Terms moderate. Apply to
JOHN C. HARKNESS,
oct23-2w Next door east.
J NEW STORE FOR RENT.-The subscriber
Iloffsrs for real the new store nowin the course of erection
a"j. iirig the ",ore of Messrs. Boteler & Son, and three
d&Frs c i' ,.t D. Cl .gr w's dry goods store.
Applicli..n ,iny be -ade between this and the 1st day of No-
vemsiber to Mr. J.,rrjea PDison, F street, opposite Corcoran & Riggs,
or t. the uoderrigned, living in Montgomery county, Md.
oc, 23-e. 2w THOMAS CONNELLY.
A FOR RENT, a two story brick dwelling-house,
with a good fruit and kitchen garden, at the corner of
-9 Mar3land avenue and llth street west. Possession
may ba biainetd 'he let of October next.
PFr terms apply to J. F. Caldwell, Esq. or the subscriber.
iept2I5-eotf L H. MAC'HEN.
F OR HEN 1', ibe Ho)uEs n.owci,.iel ty Moses or, F.eiAq
on 6th sareet, between E rni F streets. P,,sassion can t.e
had on or before the 1st of August next. jaly 8-dtf
F OR SAL M.-I wouldsellbn accommodating terms the house
in which I now reside, pleasantly situated on Fayette street,
in Georgetewn, recently built, two stories high, and conveniently
arranged into ten apartments, including a commodious basement
and well-finished attic. The lot fronts ninety feet on Fayette
street and runs back one hundred and twenty feet to an alley,
ad contains several beating fruit trees, apples, peaches, apri-
cots, and quinces, with raspberries, &c., and a pump of excellent
water at the door. It is two doors from the Ladies' Academy,
within a short walk of the College ard Trinity Church, conve-
nient to several places of public worship, andin a very agreeable
and genteel neighborhood ; the location is noted for salubrity.
For terms apply to Mr. SABRET E. SCOTT, on Water street,
in Georgetown, or on the premises to
oct 7-eolm P. H. O'RIELLY, Georgetown.
M e nFOR SALE, the three-story Brick House nearly
opposite the eastern wing of the City Hall. The house
t contains thirteen rooms, with fire places, and has a well
of cellent water in the garden. For terms, apply on the pre-
miles to the proprietor.
iep 2-eotf A. C. WOOD.
TpRUSTRE'S SALE OF VALUABLE IMPROVED
PROPERTY.-By virtue of a deed of trust, dated 19th
February, 1839, and recorded in liber W B, x.o. 71, folio 484,
one of the land records for Washington county, in the District of
Columbia, the subscribers will sell at public auction on, Saturday,
the 11th November next, at 4 o'clock P. M., on the premises, the
two story brick tenement, situated on part of lot No. 3, in square
Na 504, as the same is designated upon the plat of the city of
Wlshington, being part of the premises on Greenleal's Point,
occupied by the late Commodore Rodgers.
The terms of sale are: t one-half cash; the residue in two
equal instalments of six and nine months, for which the purcha-
ser's notes will be taken, bearing interest from the day of sale I
and, on full payment of the purchase money and interest, a deed
will be given. If the terms are not complied with within three
days of the sale, the premises to be resold at the risk and ex-
pense of the purchaser. By order of the trustee.
ROBERT W. DYER & CO.
oat 28-3taw&dif2 Auctioneers.
jIAN ARD AT AUCTION.-Trustee's Sale.-In
I pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court of the District
of Columbia for Washington county, the subscriber will offer for
sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, on Tuesday, the 14th
day of November next, the following lots of ground and premises
in Threlkeld's addition to Georgetown, or so many of them as
will raise a sum of money sufficient to pay certain debts ascer-
tained to be due from the estate of John Baker, late of the said
tows, deceased, viz:
I sta 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, and the northern part of lot 81, being
18 feet fronton Fayette street. On lot 76, which fronts on Lin-
gasn street, there is a frame dwelling-hbouse. The area of lots 79,
80, and part of 81, which front on Fayette street, is the site of the
valiobls Tasyard so long and successfully worked by Mr. Baker.
The sale will commence in front of lot 76, on Lingan street, at
4 ea'olck P. M. on the day above appointed; and the lots will be
sold in the order of their numbers, until those be reached which
embracr tha Tanyard, which, if necessary, will be sold entire.
T qua of sale : One-third of the purchase money will be re-
quiiad on the da of sale ; the residue in three equal instalments
ai sight, s',teon, and twenty-four months thereafter, with inter-
est from the day of sale ; to be secured by the bonds of the pur-
chaser, with approved security.
JOHN MARBURY, Trustee.
EDWARD S. WRIGHT,
oc 4-3-Stawts Auctioneer.
M F. C. LABBE has the honor to inform the ladies
and gentlemen of Washington, Capitol Hill. and George-
town, that his Dancing Academy will re-open on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 17th, at his dwelling-house, on Pennsylvania avenue. Days
of tkion, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 3 P. M. to
5 P.M. for young ladies; from 5 to 7 P. M. for young masters;
and arom 7 to 10 P. M. for gentlemen.
N B. Those ladies and gentlemen who may feel desirous to
receive instrtiction at Georgetown will please leave their names
at thtsnion Hotel, or at Mr. L.'s Wesidence in Washington.
N lW MUSIC.-Just received the following pieces of New
J[Music, at the old established store two doors east of 12th
street, Pennsylvania avenue. W. FISCHER.
ob 1b! Come to me, by J. A. Rawlings; Forget thee'? by Jane
S.tman; My happy home, by J. Blockley; The promised hour,
for die guitar, by G. H. Derant; Sound, sound our horns, from
Amrsie, for the guitar Corinthian Waltz; Souvenir de varsorie
nelJ,. I. A. Hensett; L'Aragonaise valse, by D. F. E. Auber;
i.; iielsk)'as sx polonaises, arranged for two flutes; Berbiguier's
eight do., arranged for two flutes ; Berbiguier's airs from la dame
Blache, arranged for two flutes; Wiess' studio on modulation,
for the flute; Walker's airs from la Bayadere, for two flutes.
BHE BOSTON ACADE)EMTS Collection of Church
Mnsic, consisting of the most popular psalm and hymn tune%
aw'semr, senrerces, .bhan's, &a. old and new; together with many
neanutrnl pierce. 'i,,es and anthems, selected from the masses and
other works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Pergolesi, Righini,
Cherabin., and rLiher ..atimguished composers, arranged andadapt-
ed to English wnrda expressly for that work. Published under
.hedire,-'n n t ihe B.-.r..n Academy of Music.
]HE SOCIAL CHOIR, designed for a class book for the do-
imetic circle, consisting of selections of music from the most dis-
tinguished authors, among which are the names of Haydn, Bel-
lin Rossilni, C. M. Von Weber, Auber, Boieldieu, and Mazzinghi,
wit several original pieces of music by the editor, and many
ie-u,,ful -xtracts of poetry have been made from Mrs. Hemans,
ir. Moo', e, Sir Walter Seot, Dr. S. Gray, jun., J. C. Pray,jun., and
others, in 2 volumes, price $2 per set, single $1.
.QARMINI SACRA, or Boston Collection of Church Music,
comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in general
use, by Lowell Masonm. For sale at the book and stationery store
off R. FARNHAM,
may 22 corner of Ith street and Penn. avenue.
'4iO PARENTS AND TEACH ERS.-The subscriber
has iust received from the North a large assortment of
Shool Books. The best editions have been carefully selected
and well bound, consisting of every kind of school book and other
requisites that are used in the District and the surrounding couu-
tryi and will be sold at unusually low prices.
aug 26 corner of llth street and Penn. av.
StUDVENIi S FOR 18i44.-The Gift, a Christmas sand
New Year's present. The Literary Souvenir. Just receiv-
ed for sale by P. TAYLOR.
Also, Nos. It and 12 of Byron's works, 25 cents a number.
Tb, October No. of Godey's Lady's Book. sep 26
STEAM MANUAL FOR THE BRITISH NAVY,
I eola.,he, London, 1843, by Captain Williams. Royal Navy.
The Art of Sailmaking, as practised in the Royal Navy, and ac-
cording to the most approved methods in the merchant service,
and the Parliamentary regulations relative to sails and sailcloth,
and the Admiralty instructions for manufacturing canvass for her
Majesty's navy, I volume, London, 1843, with many engravings.
Biofbam on Laying off Ships, 1 volume, and large Atlas of Plates,
by J. Fineham, Master Shipwright of Chatham Dockyard. Sim-
mons n Couris Martial, new and enlarged edition, 1 volume, Lon-
d.r, May. IS43. Practice of Naviga ion ad Nautical Astrenomy,
by Licut Rap.er, Royal Navy, second edition, enlarged and im-
proved. Riddle's Navigaiton and Nautical Astronomy, 4th edi-
ti,,n enlarged. Londan, 1r43. Simmons on Heavy Ordnance,
Hollow Shot, Loaded Shrll, as directed against and applied by
ships of war, I volume and pamphlet supplement. Reily's As-
trosomieal Tables. British Nautical Almanac for 1846. British
Nautical Magazine and Journal of Papers on subjects connected
widh Mairime Affairs, for 1842, bound up in one volume. Hand-
boolerof Communication by Telegraph. Clerks' Naval Tactics,
Notes by Lord ltodney. Lieut. Frome's Trigonometrical Sur-
'eslyt. Hlogh'. Mriliary Law Authorities. On t e Poactica
and Forus at GX,-,r'. Mart.al and Courts of Enquiry, by a Field
Office,, L .ndon, ls42. Br.tish NavalBiography. Requisite Ta-
bles [.or the Nantcal Almanac. Boilleau's Traverse Tables. Na-
val GConery by S;r Hlrs.rd Douglas. Nasal Battles by Rear
Admiral Akons, I v lome quarto with fifty plates. Treatise on
Naval Evslutaons and Tatcii, by P. Paul Hostae I volume quarto,
many eng.r'ings. HugO Reid on the Steam 5ngtne. Tradgold
on Sisam, the Steam Engine, and Steam Navigauion. Sir John
Raes, Royal Navy. on Steam Navigation. Just imported direct
frma london. by P. TAYLOR, together with tany other value-
ble works on Military and Naval Science and Service.
4sniitham on Iron Steamers shortly expected from London,
LL THE BRITISH MAGAZINES AND RE-
A VIEWS FOR AUGUST, 1813, are this day re-
ceived (per British steamer via Boston) at the Waverley Cireulat-
ing Library for the use of its subscribers. English copies, fine
paper and large clear type; many of them with engravings.
These are received every month, per Boston steamer, reaching
the Library with great regularity about the 20th of each month-
the same month for which they are published in England.
A number of copies of every New Book are supplied to
the Library immediately upon publication. A free use of which
-together with the English and America* monthly and quarterly
Magazines, the cost of which alone is over 200 dollars--may be
obtained by a yearly subscription of 5 dollars.
TaBsM.-65 dollars per annum ; 3 dollars for six months; 2dol-
lars for three months I I dollar for a *ingls month.
aug 22 P. TAYLOR,
PROPOSALS FOR RATIONS.
HrADr.,uAKTna OF TH1H MAR&IK QOus,
WX.1HINOTON, OCTOBB 6,1 1843.
SEPARATE PROPOSALS will be received at the
Office of the Quartermaster of the Marine Corps, in this
city, until ten o'clock A. M. on Monday, the 18th November
next, for furnishing rations to the United States Marines at the
following stations, for the year 1944, viz :
Portsmouth, New Hampshire;
Brooklyn, Long Island, and the city of New York;
Gosport, near Norfolk, Virginia;
Pensacola, Florida ; and
Washington, District of Columbia.
The rations to consist of one pound anda quarter of fresh beef,
or three quarters of a pound of mess pork; eighteen ounces of
bread or flour, at the option of the Government, and at the rate
of six pounds of good clean coffee, twelve pounds of good New
Orleans sugar, eight quarts of beases, four quarts of vinegar, two
quarts of salt, four pounds of soap, and one and a half pounds of
good dipped candles to each hundred rations.
It is understood that the full side of beef (neck and shins ex-
cluded) be delivered if required; if such quantity be not re-
quired, that the fore and hind quarters be delivered alternately;
and the bread or flour shall be of superfine quality. All the ar-
ticles to be unexceptionable, and to be issued to the troops with
out expense to the United States.
No offer will be entertained at this office unless accompanied
by the names of the sureties of the proposers. The propeals
to be endorsed Proposals for rations for 1844."
AUG. A. NICHOLSON, Q. M. M. C.
O" The American Sentinel and Pennsylvanian, Phils-slphis,
the Portsuo.,ih Gazette, New Hampshire ; the Bot-s.n T-m's
BHston; tt.e New York EveningPostr the New York Enquirer;
the Baltimore Republican; the Norfolk Beacon; the Norfolk
Herald; the Richmond Enquirer, and Richmond Whig; the Alex
andria Gazettes Alexandria, D. C., and the Pensacola Gazette
will give the above three insertions each per week, and send one
copy of the advertisement to accompany the account when for-
warded to this office for payment.
G GENERAL AGINCY.-WILLIAM A. BRADLEY
and THOMAS L. THRUSTON have opened an office in
Washington, D. C., in Gadsby's Hotel, and will devote their time
to the settlement of claims of every description before Congress
and the several Departments of the Government, including claims
for military and navy pensions; for lands under the pre-emption
and other laws ; claims raising under treaties, &e. ; the settle-
ment of accounts of disbursing agents who cannot attend in per-
son ; the purchase and sale of real estate; the collection of bills
and notes or other evidences of debt.
Any business which may be entrusted to them will be faith-
fully and promptly attended to at moderate charges, and all mo-
neys received will be promptly transmitted on the day of their
Letters, post paid, addressed to Bradley & Thruston, Washing-
ton, D. C. will meet with instant attention.
References may be made to the members of both Houses of
Congress, and to the residents of Washington generally, and to
The Hon. ABBOTT LAwaxEON, Boston.
J. J. PAI.MBR, Esq. President of Merchants' Bank, New York,
RIcHAcD PaTBBs, Esq. Reporter of Supreme Court, Philad.
JOHN GLENN, Eaq. Baltimore.
The Hon. JOHN McLzAn, Judge of the Supremie Court, Ohio.
ALPaBD THousTON, Esq. Louisville, Kentucky.
The Hon. CHAORLES M. CONRAD, New Orleans.
Do. Luir E. LAWLasS, St. Louis, Mo.
Do. CHARLaS P. Mxacaa, Florida.
His Excellency Guy. CAL.L, Florida.
rI 1HE LIFE AND SPEECHES OF HENRY
A ICLAY, in two volumes, handsomely bound, embellished
with a view of the statue on Cumberland road, and faec-simile of
a letter from Mr. Clay. For sale at the bookstore of
sept 25 Corner of 11th street and Penn. av.
U OLLOQLUIAL AND GRAMMATICAL EXER-
CISES, intended to impart to the student both a theoreti
cal and practical knowledge of the French Language. By A. N.
Girault, one of the principals of the Washington High School.
Just published and for sale by Rt. FARNHAM,
sap 5 corner of 11th street and Penn. av.
OMAN AN ENIGMA, or Life and its Revealiogs,
a Tale, by the author of Conquest and Self Conquest,"'
1 volume, just published, and this day received for sale by P.
TAYLOR, or for circulation among the subscribers to the Wa
verley Circulating Library.s sept 19
0'q( CLAIMANTS.-FRANCIS A. DICKINS continues
JL to undertake the agency of claims before Congress and
other branches of the Government, including co-umisau.aner
under treaties, and the various public offices. He wll attend E
pre-emption and other land claims, the procuring of paton,. fom
public lands, and the confirmation by Congress of grants an
claims to lands; claims for property lost in ortaken for hbeserv,,i
of the United States ; property destroyed by the Indiana, or
while in the possession of the United States; invalid, revolue
tionary, navy, widows', and half-pay pensions; claims for Revo-
lutionary services, wbetherfor o mmutation, half-pay, or bounty
lands, as well those against the Slate 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 ot
the public offices which may require the aid of an agent or attor
nay. 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 t(
either of them will receive their united and prompt attention.
Mr. F. A. Dickins is known to most of those who havefbeen 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
fR7 EATtSE ON FOOD AND DIET, with observa-
l tions on the regimen suited for disordered states of the
digestive organs, and an account of the dietaries of the princi.
pal Metropolitan and other establishments for paupers, lunatics,
criminals, children, the sick, &c. by J. Pereira, of the Royal
College of Physicians of London, 1 vol. octavo, 1843, price $1.
Food, and its Influence on Health and Disease, with Rules
for the preservation of Health, by Matthew Truman, M. D. 1 vol
London, 1842, just imported. Principles of Human Physiology,
wth their chief Applications to Pathology, Hygiene and Forensic
Medicine, with over one hundred illustrations, by W. B. Carpen-
ter, M. D., Lecturer on Physiology in the Bristol Medical School.
First American edition, 1843, with Additions by the author, and
Notes and Additions by Meredith Clymer, M. D.
Just received for sale, together with many other late Medical
and Surgical Books, by F. TAYLOR. sep 14
AROQUE'S IMPROVED FLORIDA WA.
TER.-This agreeable composition, which is not surpass.
ed by any of the imported Cologne or Lavender Waters, and
much superior to any other article in the country bearing the
same name, is obtained from plants which grow in the southern
parts of the United States. It is an excellent and mild cosmetic,
invigorating the nerves, refreshing and beautifying the skin, and
removing freckles and many other disorders of the face. It also
contributes to a perfect state of health by counteracting noxious
exhalations and fortifying the debilitated nerves. The genuine
article is constantly for sale at Stationers' Hall at less than the
sep 15-eo3w W.FISCHER.
N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the subscriber
S intends to apply at the Register's Office for the reissue of
the following described certificates of the 6 per cent. stock of the
Corporation of Washington, which have been lost, to wit:
No. 12950, for $380, Ches. and Ohio Canal, dated Nov. 9, 1842
No. 1327, for 110, 2d Ward, dated December 5, 1842
Nn. 1329, for 560, Ches. and Ohio Canal, dated Dec. 5, 1842
No. 1330, for 240, Purchase Canal, do do
No. 1330, for 250, Due Bills, do do
sept 16-2aw6 w MATTHEW WRIGHT.
H OVER'S BLACK INK.-The above ink is kept
constantly on hand by R. FARNHAM, corner of 1lth street
and Pennsylvania avenue, who is agent for the manfacturer, and
will supply the trade at manufacturer's prices, wholesale and re-
tail. This ink has acquired a celebrated character, and is in ex-
tensive use. The following certificates are from Dr. Thomas P.
Jones, of the Patent Office, and Dr. P. Hall, late Professor of
Chemistry at the Medical College of this city:
WASHINGTON, JAOeAoaY 28, 1843.
Mr. Joseph E. Hover: Sir: I have made use of your Black
Ink sufficiently long to ascertain that it possessas all the desira-
ble qualities which are necessary in the employment of steel pens
more fully than any kind of ink that I had previously essayed,
and I t ave got pretty well through the catalogue. I have not
taken the trouble to test it chemically, as this has been already
done by others whose certificates are as satisfactory to me as
though the experiments had been made by myself.
THOMAS P. JONES.
WASUisorOr, JAOuAsY 28, 1843.
Mr. Joseph E. Hover t Str: I have examined and used a part
of the specimen of ink which you left with me, and am prepared
to speak favorably of them both. Since I began to use metallic
pens, I have never been able to obtain ink which would not more
or less corrode, and speedily destroy them Yours appears to
be free from every corrosive ingredient. The making ink pos-
sesses, in my opinion, all the qualities which are requisite to give
to the article a very high character. Yours, respectfully,
aus 20 F. HALL.
FLRESH DRY GOODS.-Just received, in aidditien to
my former stock- ,
Black, blue, and gray Cloths, at vToy4opos'tpi
'Beaver and Ptlot Cloths, from 76 enats up
Fancy and plain Cass;meres
CasiinetS, Kentunky and Glenrock Jeuans
'White, red, and yellow, At ail prices, from 30 cents up
Rose, Whitney, andp-.Ini BlanketsM at very low prlces
Bleached and brown Sheeting@ and ShIrting
Bleached awr brown Canton Flannels
Beddticka, htecka, snd Plaid Cottoun.
Rich crape Parisiennes
Rich Agured and plain Mousselisnes
Blue, black, and colored Alpaccas
Bli.ck and blue-black silk Velvets
French and German Merinoss
Calicoes ai all prices, from 6 to 31 cents
Very rich embroidered Tniber Merino Shawls
Cashmere, cloth, silk, and blanket do
Alpacca Cashmere, Lambawool, Silk, and Cotton Hess and
Kid, buckshakin, merino, silk, and cotton Gloves.
SHIRTS AND DRAWERS.
Ipswich and Angola Shirts and Drawers.
Ysarna, whi,e,gray, and Random.
Woollen Comforts an.I Chenele Boes
Ladies' and children's worsted net Caps
Suspenders, Scarfs, linen Bosoms and Collars
Gimps, Fringes, Laces, silk and wash Thules
Coat Bindings and Cords
Narrow satin Lustrings and velvet B ibande and rich beret
Infants' Socks, coton Laps, and white and black Waddiagp
Together with almost every article in ihe Dry Goods line.
L.a I... and gentlemen are rrspecifrlly invited to ive me a
call, as I am determined to sell at small profits in order to make
quick sales. Den't forget. & M. R. RILEY,
oct28-eo6t Corner 8th street, opposite L'Centrae Market.
LtIoDON't ENt.iCLOPIEDIA of GARDIEN-
ing and Loindou's Entyclupedila of Agrieult|re,
cheap,. iw-opiea.. enc of ithe above for sake by P. TAYLOR,
price $9 50, the usual price in ttis country being 15 dollars.
New books lately imported from London by P. Taylor: Donald-
son on Manures, on Grasses, and no Farming, I volume octave I
Johnson on Manures and Fetriizing, I volume octavo i Vaux on
Tilliog and Fertilizing Land ; the Practical Gardener, by C. Mc-
Intosh, gardener to the Kicg of the Bl-Igians; the Coservatory
and Hot-house, by R. Bainbridge; Hogg on the Carnation; Maln'
Domestic Poultry, and many oihber.I oct 14
3HA NDR'IL- ENLYCLIIP.EDIA OF SCIENCE,
.LITERATURE, AND AIT, complete-Thbe
concluding number of this work is this day received, and the
book is now offered in a complete and perfect form for 8 dollars.
Among those who are responsible for the principal departments
of this workwill be found the names of McCallocb for statistics,
political economy, and general literalur ; Professor Lindley and
J. C. Loudon for oiany, gardening, and sgriculhuze a Thomas
Galloway for the artt and ceiances, mathematics. ic.; Joseph
Girelt for architecture and the fine sorw ; W. Th Brands for
chemistry, .geology, mineralogy, me-iJcine, and the ara and
sciences depending onu chemical principles; end masy other
names of eminent British writers ol the present day will be found
to have taken an active ,anr in getting up this valuable book.
UlNT'.- MaRC'ANTT' MAGAZI1 b ANDI
COMMERCIAL REVIEW. established July, 1S69,
by FEsaaMAj HUrNT, Ed.tor and Proprietor.
WiVti the number for July, 1813, 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 busineab
community, it has become an indispensable work of reference to
-h,: Sotuitnman and Polhtici Economism throughout the oommercial
world, lie c.)ntents embrace every subject connected with CAm-
uier~e and Navigauon, Agriculiure aud Hatjlotuaes, Curranoy y
.n-. Bank-ng, Pire and Marine Insurance, Mercantile Bitrahy,
Mereantileand Mbriume Law, the Lawsad Regulations olTratle,
includingg imp.rtani decilsluons in the different Courts of the Uni-
tcd Sta'e.', Great Briiain, &c )I
The Commercial Reg.ulatuans, Port Charges, Tariffs, Commer-
cial Treaties, etc. of all Nations with wbich we have commercial
intercourse, with all alterations in the same, are collected and
published from time to time in this Magaaine, which is also the
reposilt.ry f... fall end authenuc Statiaucal Tablaes of thb Com-
mer.:e, iraje, Navigation, Resources, Popalation, Banking or
Currency of the United Siaates and the pnncipal eoan sles of t .e
I1 nas sn.- will continue ., be the a im of the Editor and Pro-
pii.ar oftho Merchants' Magasue in avoid ovary thing of a par-
ty, political, or sectional bidas or bearing in the conduct of ths
work-opening is prges 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 s published o0 the first of every
month, at five dollars per annum, payable in advance. Apply to
R. TAYLOR, Bookseller, Washington, who will have the work
forwarded by mail to any part of the United States.
*5* A few complete sets of the work, embracing eight semi-
annual volumes, can be procured by applying as above.
f'HE GtOSPEI. HARMON I9T,a collection of Bacred
AI Miirc ; c..iohSling .ftonaes fall metres, and also sentence,
anthems for a variety of occasions, chants, &e., being a selection
from the best authors, with many original tunaes and anthem
imposeded ezpresly lor be work oy professors and amateurs of
boi. cioiiry ; t.a which is prefixed, a Familiar Introduction to the
Ari .1' S.ngisg on the Peaualarrisan System, designed for the aid
,,f ihose swho are entirely unsequosintd with the science ofmusic,
iy Thlians Whittemnre. Wor sale a the Hook and Stationery
.tore of R. PARNHAM, corner of I lth street end Pennsylvania
,vea..aIJ July g
I IN fDLEl 'S HUORTic.ULTURE.-The Trhory ef
L H.rticouliure; or, an attempt to explain tha pi-n-elpal opera-
tions of Gardening upon physiological principles. By John
Lindlev, P. R S. With noted by A. J. Downing and A. Gray.
PFor sale at the Bookawrre of R. PARNHAM,
nr.,v In corner of ith street and Peun. avenue.
,'ALUABLE (;-'s ERNMENT iULUMENTS
f.,r s,le t-. P. AY LOR.-ALuer,tanState Papers, B vols.
folio, relating to the public lands. Laws of Conigress respecting
the sale and disposition of the public lands, with the instrudctions
from the Secretary of the Treasury and Commissioner of the Ge-
neral Land Office, judicial opinions, &c. 2 volumes, 8 vo. Re-
ports of the Secretaries of the Treasuiy on finance, public credit,
national bank, manufactures, &c. commencing with the Reports
of Alexander Hamilton, 2 vole. octavo. Official Opinions f, the
Attorneys General from the commencement of the Government
down to March, 1841, complete in 1 volume, otaveo. Treaties
between the United States and the Indian tribes, complete froi
1778 to 1837, 1 vol. published by the Indian Office, I vol. oetavoi
also, contained in a small separate volume, the Indian Ilaw anud
treaties made before the Revolution by the Culonies and the
Crown, price $1 25. Legislative and ..cmeniary iato of
the Bank of the United States, including the original Bank of
North America, 1 volume, octavo. Laws of the United states, 9
volumes, complete up to 1839, the congressional edition, with the
pamphlet Laws of COngress from 1889 to the present time. The
late Census of the United States, Ia 4 volumes. And almost any
other document, whether Executive or Congressional, that has
been published at the seat of Government, can be procured.
Applications by mail, If post paid, will be promptly attended to.
HE UNITED STATES ALMANAC tor 18*1,
1 volume of 016 pages. The scientific portion edited by
John Dawnes, Esq of Philadelphia ; the commercial and Seatis-
tical part by Freeman Hunt, Editormof Hunt's Merchant's Maga-
zine. Just issued from the press, and this day received for sale
by F. TAYL.OKL
This work is published with the same design in reference to
the United States as the celebrated Britshi Almanac," publish-
ed in England by Lord Brougham's Society for the Diffusion of
Useful Ktnowledge.' It will be foJnd infinitely more lull and
complete upon all aiobjects ofsabirnomcal sBcincse than any other
Almanac, and contains a mass Of information in regard to the -
commerce, agriculture, manufactures, statistics, A& of the United
States and the several States, impossible to be detailed in an ad
vertisement. Among many other items may be mentioned full
and complete Army Lists, Navy Lists, Lists of all Public Officers
with their salaries, the returns of the last Presidential Election,
given In full detil by counties, Imports and Exports, Cotton,
nlour, and Wheat trade, Rice, Salt, and Tobacco trade, State
Debts, operations of the new English Tariff, Ac., Lhe whole form-
ing a collection of valuable, useful, and Intoreeaing matter fo
instantreferance, not to be found in any other published volume.
II oct 11 ____ __________
N AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYANDGBw
otLOGtwY, by Profnsaor J. F. W. Johason, In three so.
lumes complete, cheap edition ; addressed to practical agrloithu-
fista who possess no previons knowledge of chemistry or gaology.
Vol. 1, on the organic elements of plants i Vol 2, on the in-
organic elements of plants; Vol. 3, on the improvement of dif-
erent soils by mechanical means and measures.
Just received, and for sale by P. tAYLOR,
Who has for sale all of the best works on every branch of
agriculture and husatndre: manyofthem enturelynew sep 7
rl lHE AMERICAN ALMANAC and Rep.-siiory of Use-
L ful Knowledge for 11i, just received from Biston, and
for sle by. TAYLOR.
oc' '27 F ALR
By the tOrphaes' Court of 'rederlck cnunty, August
Term, 1843. October 9.
ORDERED that Joshua Dill, admiuinistrato 'dei bonis son, with
the will annexed, ol Eizabelth Seiver, late of Frederick
county, deceased, cause to be inserted once a week for six weeks
in succession, in two of the newspapers published In Frederick
town and in two "fthe daily papers published in the city of Wash-
ington, D. 0. the following notice, to wii
The diatributees entitled ir. the personal estate nf Elisabeth
Selver, late of Fredericke county, State of Maryland, deceased,
are hereby notified that the Orphaa' Court will pro-ed to make
a distribution of the assets In ,the hands of'he siminiistranrdes bo-
nis non, with the will annexed, ol sad deceased, oa the seeod.
Tuesday of January, 1844.
True copy : G.M. EICHELBERGIR,
oct 13-wow Register o Wills, Frederiek ea. Md.
, m ~they were 071 wneru a character that their pretpagation
would tend only to excite idle wonder or stubborn opposiqlon
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER. in the majority of minds-the country generally bunng igno-
Irant of the very elementary facts of the science, and there-
wNEUROLOGI CAL n *fore as incapable of comprehending its higher departments as
NEUR.OLOGICAL. the school-boy is, who has not mastered the multiplication
~ .table, of understanding the calculus. Now that the practi-
It is proper to introduce the article which we are ability of exciting the organs of the brain had been made
about to offer to the reader's attention by the fol- known to the public by a vast number of experiments through-
g l s th oe o t r opt the country, and by many publications of facts, be felt
lowing letters, the one of which, the reader will disposed to go further and publish the experiments on corpo-
perceive, is from a scientific Professor, and the other real excitability, which could be appreciated by those who
*had previously been made acquainted with cerebral excita-
of which is from a gentleman of high character, bility-a doctrine which, though more wonderful, would also
well known to us, but whose name we are not au- prove more useful as guiding the application of neurology to
the treatment of disease.
thorized to publish : Mrs. A., (the names of the ladies are omitted,) a lady of
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, SPT, 5 ,1843. moderate impressibility and of uncommon mental cultivation,
Messrs. GALLS&SETON: Dr. BUCHANAN, of Louisville andMrs. B (accompanied by her husband) were present;
Messrs : D.. L the latter, as the more impressible, was chosen as the subject
has recently been engaged here in making experiments in of these experiments. Dr. B. remarked that she was entirely
neurology, which were of so surprising a nature, and at the ignorant of the whole subject, as he had never explained to
dame time so conclusive and satisfactory, that the committee her any of the phenomena connected with the different re-
who witnessed them consider it due to him, and to the science glens, and she had not either witnessed or heard of any ex-
whc i niiglbr aebrultt lgt htarpr pertiments of this kind upon others. Another fact which
which his untiring labors have brought to light, that t report sioul b oned is, that she had been firm disbeliever
of them houl I be presented to the public, in the whole of the science, and was very reluctant to admit
Believing that the appearance of this report in your valua- that any important effects could be produced upon her. She
Mbe paper (a copy of which in the Louisville Journal is here- appeared to be in good health and spirits, of a vigorous,
with ranmitted) willlbring it before a large class of readers sprightly temperament.
Dr. B. commenced by placing his hands upon the back,
who ate interested in the varied phenomena of man, and about three inches below the shoulder-blades. In three or
who are desirous of promoting the diffusion of a correct four minutes she became very drowsy, with a drooping head
knowledge of his astonishing mental and physical organize. and a dull expression of countenance, and struggled against
tion, they have directed me to solicit a place for it in your it, saying, in a low tone of voice, that she did not wish to go
te y he dto sleep before company ; but as she repeatedly closed her
columne. .eyes, and appeared to be falling asleep, Dr. B., without ex
A compliance with this desire will greatly oblige the corn- plaining his object, requested Mrs. A. to approach Mrs. B.
mittee, and especially, gentlemen, yoer obedient servant, and place her hands upon the sternum, four or five inches
C. PERING, Secretary. below the clavicles, where she held it scarcely a minute before
_Mrs. B. opened her eyes, looked up and laughed, with an
BZDVORD, INDIANA, SEPT 4, 1843. animated expression of countenance, appearing to be p.'r-
-fectly restored. The spot last mentioned is connected with
CimX'LZtlZ: The Louisville Journal, accompanying this, the intellectual and the anterior part of the moral organs,
contains an account of some most interesting and valuable according to the doctrine of Neurology, while the former is
experiments, recently performed by Dr. J. R. BUCHANAN, of the corporeal location of animal sleep.
that city, in the science of neurology. The very high cha. Mrs. B. was next made very petulant, (by touching the
Sof the gentlemen who attt tm r s this i back of her elbow,) so as to ,reat her husband and others
racier of the gentlemen who attest them renders this public rather rudely. Mrs. A. was instructed to place her hands
tion of so much vaiue that I am induced to unite in a request upon the chest of Mrs. B., without informing either what
that it be given a place in the Intelligencer, as it will thus would be the effect. Mrs. A. placed her hands about as low
reach a larger poriion of scientific readers than through any as the fifth rib, and produced a rather sudden change of tern-
other channel. Per; Mrs. B. became very pleasant and amiable"*
By touching her arm a little higher, she was made quite
The distinguished reputation which Dr. Buchanan has at- ambitious, and, by placing her hand upon the body or head
ready acquired as the discoverer of this science, and his ele of a third person, she was as sensibly affected as if she had
vated character both as a gentleman and scholar, is the fullest been touched herself. Thus, by holding her hand against
guaranty that no deception accompanies these wonderful theaide of Dr. B., in the region of Acquisitiveneis, she war
and mos inredble xpeimets.excited so as to wish to steal. She endeavored to borrow all
and.,most ineredihleexperiments. Having myself been the that she could, end Stole the money that she pretended to bor-
subject of "ome of them, and being thoroughly convinced row. When the region of integrity was touched, which is
that the most astonishing influence may be exerted over the at the forepart of the shoulders, she was restored to honesty
system by operations upon the head, I shall be very much as promptly as that result could be produced by touching the
gratified if you can find room for these interesting facts, that bead.
the publc md my be d d s t fm me The region of pride being touched she became angry at
the public mind may be diverted somewhat from more excit- some jocose.remarks which she had not thought of noticing
ing subjects to the useful results which are promised by this before, and at length told Professor -- that he was too
infant science, contemptible to notice; but, as soon as this quarrel had fairly
I am, gentlemen, most respectfully, your friend and obedi- developed, Dr. B. so changed her character by exciting in-
dient serve ment m r e l y i dustry and vulgarity that she offered to do almost any kind
of menial labor, and even to become a washerwoman for
Messrs. GALOs & SIATON. Professor whom she had just pronounced too con
Stemptible to notice. As soon as she had promised to go after
.; FROM THE LOUISVILLE JOURNAL, his clothes, her pride and scorn were again excited, and she
EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIMENTS IN NEUROLOGY., indignantly declared that she would sooner see him hanged
NVew Laws of thecomnsion between Body and Mind, Youth than stoop to such service for him.
and r 4d A ^, .
Slaep, Anger, Health, Disease, Intelligence, Stupidity, 4-c. pull his hair, &c. Alimentiveness (nearly over the stomach)
produced by touching the body-Power of Transmitting being excited, she became hungry and demanded large quan-
!At Nervaura--Animal Nature developed in Human Be. titles of bacon, beef-steak, bread, tomatoes, &r. until the
ing- Psychological Chemistry, tw region of temperance upon the shoulder was touched and her
a Ceistry '. appetite destroyed.
Dr. H, having contented to 'udergo ome esperiminte, soasto givea very powerful Shock, which lone of the corn- exposures, and great privations which have characterizd and performing healthy exercise were the same i rmuaita-mo
Dr., Buchanan placed his hands on the middle of the back, on pany present would endure. The shock of about fifty plates this war, have become Loo notorious to admit of denial, and to as wading in swamps, bivouaokirg in marshes, living on sait
each side, in the region of imbecility, stupidity, and sleep. generally compelled them to withdraw. Mrs. B., from incau- reconcile these with the new discovery will require no ordi- pork, and performing excessive labor I He says they werein
When he commenced, Dr.H was reading in Spurzheim's tiourly touching a portion- of it, received a most agonizing nory genius, the "same climate," and under the same t"reummlancc:,"
Insanity, which he continued to do during the experiment, shock, as she was extremely senstive; and the pain which I0n Lne place Physician Second" informs us that the eli- and therefore they suffered lss" from diase I It seems,
In a few minutes he complained of" a dullness of his Intel, she suffered greatly excited our sympathies. I sprang to her material diseases of Florida are not so fatal am those of the then, according to his mathematics, that the same causes
lectual faculties." It must be remarked that he knew no- relief, and by exciting the region of hardihood soon restored Southwest," and that "the Surgeon General had long known produce diferet effects.
thing whatever of the object of this experiment, and that no- her nerves and her courage. that the latter is the most unhealthy portion of the United I now leave itto the public to judge how far Physician
hing was said which could inform him. He complained tiat She now took the shocks as a matter of amusement, with- States." In another place he states that although the low Second'@" new discovery and him doctrine of nou-aclimatin-
he let dull and gloomy that he could not well understand out any excitement, pain, or convulsion of the muscles, In- lands on the coast of Carolina and Georgia are admitted, tion can couniervail the important facts which helh hiMef
what he read; his eyesight .ppeaxed to tail i that, shihuuth stead of jerking away convulsively like the rest of us when without hesitation, to be more sickly, and the diseases more adduced, and by w hich the great salubrity of Florida r 10
his spectacles magnified objects, he could not read well; that she touched fifty plates, she spread her hands wider and fatal than in most parts of East Florida, yet in the latter unequivocally established.
he was getting blind. He was requested to read aloud that wider as far as she could reach, grasping nearly the whole there are very unhealthy localities." Thus does he again I shall here take the liberty of making a suggestion to
we might observe the effect. He did 10 several times, appear- battery, and repeating the contact at often as we would per- admit that the Southern and Southwestern State- are les Physicias Second," which, if attended to, may have the
ing to be rather dissatisfied thathe could not read better. He mit her, apparently amused at her own insensibility." healthy than Florida, while he stoutly denies ;hat Florida is effect of obviating much irrelevant discusrion in our future
read slowly and feebly, without placing any correct emphasis In the language of Prof. W.: In this experiment there more healthy than the Southern and Southwestern States I communiOctions. It in this: that in our endeavors to arrive
upon the words, like a schoolboy learning to read. Finally, could be no deception ; it speaks for itself, and, in connexion This is certainly a nice distineli. at the truth of any proposition, it is to its truth that weshould
he exclaimed, Oh I can't read at all," and desisted. with the other, shows the wonderful power which one indivi- That there are in EaMI Florida, as well amI in ery contour inquiries, Since those ipquin. can Dver be .
He said that he did not feel able to give hi- own views dual can exert over another, rendering at one time susceptible State in the Union, some very unhealthy localities," has waited by our, speulatiounon its, aete. 1 s admittedd
clearly upon any subject, and that if he had to write he would of the slightest impression, and again blunting the sensibility never been denied, and that those localities were generally axiom that 1 the promulgation of every truth isin its general
rather copy from some one than to expire hi own idel He to uch a degree a to enable to endure with indifference a the ones which the exigencies of the service required our effects beneficial, dh of every error mischievous." And
thought he could not well prescribe for a patient in hit pre- comparatively great degree of pain." troops to occupy is equally certain; and yet, notwithstanding this being the case, it is quite profitlecssto speculate on the
sent condition; that his whole system was in a State of torpor The other experiment to which he alludes was this: By this, the Surgeon General informs us that the ratio of effects of truth before that truth hs been ,tabtiWh. It
and inactivity ; and that his brain seemed all mixed up." exciting to the highest grade the sensibility of Mrs. B,, she deaths in 1839 was lower than that of the 4th infantry on an would not, for example, afford up the least assistance in our
He requested that the influence should be removed, as he became unable to bear even the excitement of a single pair of average of ten years!" He further officially slates : I As present inquiry were it even demonsl rated to us that a certain
wished to feel a little more lively, but, until it had thus over- plates. A galvanic circle was made by bringing together I an evidence that no extraordinary mortality has been expe- portion of the army would loe its reputation if the Salubrity
come him, he endeavored to account for every thing as having fragments ofzinc and copper much les then the sixteenth of rienced in Florida, it is found that the average of the last ofFlorid were established i or, on the other hand, tha The
happened naturally or accidentally, without acknowledging a square inch in area, and of so feeble intensity as not to affect three years, taking all the regiments in the army, is 4 8-10 inhabitants of Florida would lose their peace of mind if it
any influence from Dr. Buchanan. g a delicate galvanometer. Yet this combination affected her per cent. whilst that of the last ten years is 4.4 10 per were proved "by documentary evidence" that their country
After he acknowledged the effects, and requested a change, unpleasantly and produced convulsive movements in her arms cent.; and that although more than one-third of the ac- is not only unhealthy, but will "continue" to be no. It met-
Dr. Buchanan passed his hands several times lightly upwards until her hardihood was excited, when it produced not the tual strength of the army served in Florida in 1838, yet the term not to the inquirer after truth what may be the conse-
upon his back, from the last location, and held the right hand least effect, and even the large battery, which was felt in her mortality of the whole army is only 4., 10, a ratio lower quences of a proposition ; he has but one question, and that
upon his chest in the region of the intellectual functions. The hands alone, gave her no pain whatever, than the mean of ten years I" is, is it true ?
dullness which had previously been visible in his countenance The value of this insensibility in surgical operations is Thus it appeared that the ratio of deaths in 1839 (which I have been led to thee- remarks byIbhe fact that "Physi.
now disappeared. He felt relieved and fully restored; he inestimable. The delicate sensibility which was developed, wase oe of the most unhealthy years in Florida) was loe clan Second!' has, on more occasion than one, upbraided me
read from the book with a stronger voice and more correct far surpassing that of any philosophic apparatus, will prove than that of the 4Ch infantry, on an average of ten years, for what he supposed would be the efade of my propositiort
emphasis, of great value in the cultivation of the physical sciences. And surely no one will contend that the ratio of hardships before he had established the fact that my propositions were
Dr. H. submitted with some reluctance to another expert- In conclusion, permit me to remark that, if my corporeal and privations to which the 4th infantry was exposed during not true. In his fairt communication be took me to task for
ment. Dr. Buchanan passed his hands downwards upon the experiments point out, first, the connexion between the mind those ten ypers quailedd that of the army of Florida during having done great injustice to a certain portion of the tr-
body several times to the hypochondriac region--the region and body; second, the existence of certain nervous currents; the year 1839. my" by stating that quarters were more comfortable at per-
of disease-and held them upon the spot. Dr. H. at first and, third, a new set of laws in physiology which determine It appears, moreover, that in 1838 more than one-third of manent posts than in the swamps of Florida. In his stood
thought the influence pleasant, but soon observed some ab- the relations between the external surface of the body and the actual strength of the army served in Florida, and that he rates me again for doing injustice to the medical corps of
dominal effect, which gradually became unpleasant and sick- its internal functions, they will prove to be no idle specula- the ratio of mortality was less than that of the whole army the army, by showing from its own ttsla8fiel that Florida is
ening; ho experienced decided nausea, which he endeavored tion, but a matter of eminent practical utility, on an average of ten years. Will Physician Second" as a healthy country. This was truly a great ourage on that
to account for as accidental, but, finding that it continued JOB. R. BUCHANAN. sert that the ratio of exposures, hardships, and privations corps, and the chivalrous manner in which Physician SB-
under the operations, he acknowledged that they affected him ..w... which the whole army suffered during those ten years was cond" has undertaken to defend it against so violent an In-
beyond a doubt, and desired them to be changed. Dr. Bu--as great as that of the third portion of the army which served sault is worthy of the occasion, and speaks as much for his
chanan dispersed the excitement from the hypochondria and COMMUNICATION. in Florida during the year 18381 If the statistics for the good taste as it does for his sense of justice. Buttto be se-
placed his hands upon the shoulders-in about two minutes years 1838 and 1839 prove any thing, they tend to prove that rious. I can assure Phyician Sicond" that the medical
Dr. H. was entirely restored. East Florida is not only more healthy than the Southern corps of the army 11 one in which I fiel much interest, and
Another experiment was tried, which showed the sympa- FLORIDA-No. VII. States, but that its health is better than the average health that, were I even disposed to do it injustice, Ieohflder its
thetic character of Dr. H.'s constitution. Mr. W. placed his of the whole United States. And that Physician Second" reputation too well established to be at all affected either by
hand alongside of Dr. H.'s and clenched it firmly, bringing INDIAN KEY, (E. F.) SEPT. 30, 1843. should have arrived at any other conclusion would be to me my censures or his ill timed and unnecessary landations.
the hand and arm in close apposition with those of Dr. H., Messrs. GALES & SXATON : Owing to a temporary resi- inexplicable, even did I admit the truth of his new discovery. The laborious duties that devolved upon hiis corps in Flori-
who held his entirely passive. In a few minutes the excite- on this remote isand, I did not til to dy e rIt is true that the ratio of deaths during three years of the da, and the faithful manner in which it discharged them, are
meant passed fromh e muscle n of Mr W to those of Dr H denc on th., remote island I did ot i t dy rei y 7 Florida war was 4 8.10, while that of the whole army was, well known and have been duly acknowledged ; aditt would
whose hand began very slowly to contract; and,.afterties ex- paper containing Florida No.11. by Physici netSeond." on an average of ten years, a small fraction lees, being 4.4-10; have been quite enough to republish that acknowledgment
piration of some minutes, his hand was firmly closed, so that The perusal of this communication has afforded me much yet, as it is admitted, even by Physician Second," that the when its merits had been denied or its character assailed. It
it took him half a minute to get the muscles sufficiently re- gratification, as 1 feel assured that the very important statis- exposures and privations of war have a little tendency to is not by puifs that the medical corps of the army has acqui!-
laxed to open it. Dr. Buchanan tried the experiment upon tical facts which it so extensively exhibits, cannot fail to pro- increase the sickness and mortality," it is but fair to presume ed its present standing, nor is it by this means that it would
the other arm, which he soon closed in this manner so as to mote te c e of th by te s s whic that he would estimate that little" as amounting to some- seek to reach a higher eminence; and I feel therefore assured
make ithquterig. Dr.H.ocouldnothopen eratallsun t otethecausetoftbth bycorrob ing statement which tng more than the small fraction in question and in case that the members of that corps will feel but little obliged to
took his right hand and pulled the fingers open. Thit was I have made respecting the great salubrity of East Florida. he did this, he could not avoid the conclusion that those sta- Physician Second" for his ill judged zeal in their behalf,
repeated by Dr. Buchanan in another form. Dr. H. hel.J his I feel much indebted to Physician Second" for his aume- tiotics of three years go to prove that Florida enjoys better however friendly it may have been intended.
hands together, the fingers hooked in each other, and Dr. rous statistical tables, and especially for his copious extracts health than the average health of the whole United Stat-. I am, very respectfully,
Buchanan, placing his hands upon them, made vigorouomus- from the Surgeon General's reports, which it was not in my Wpers Ito judgefrien te f oortune s p roesentensidringaA PHYSICIAN.
pnclor efforts, which producedl so rigid a contraction p the poe to cosl whe Iwoemfiscmunatn. So personal experience of four years, and from extensive in.^, ^ -
musclesof Dr.hihH.that he found great diffcultyinpi power to consult when I wrote my first communion. S quiry on the subject, I.should infer that at least fle sixthiof [N AUTIFUL BUILDING LOT AT IWUBLIC
his hands apart. These muscular experiments were entirely strongly, indeed, does this last letter of Physician Second the deaths and a corresponding proportion of the disease AUCTION.--On Monday evening next, the i instant,
convincing as well as astonishing to Dr. H., who found him- tend to establish the truth of my proposition respecting the which occurred among the troops in Florida were attributable at 4 o'clock P. M we shall sell at public auction, onatht pitrtee,
self incapable of resisting the effects. They were presented salubrity of East Florida, that I feel doubtful about the ne- to the operations of war. The severe disease and great mor that beauttifl buildirigloetknown as lot No. 20, in square 25).
by Dr. Buchanan as illustrations of the neurological fims of iItality which occurred in the fall of 1836 amongthe eompaniee This lot fronts north B feet on north H street, nearly oppose to
sympathy and the influences of the nervauraw cessity of replyingsto it. Had he presented us with a naked of the 4th infantry stationed at Suwannee Old Town were the Demenou buildings. with a large open spaea in front created
The minutes of the preceding meetings were now rpad by statement of the facts which it contains, I certainly should solely attributable to the war. These troops were posted in by the intersection of H street and New York avenuen and runs
Mr. Pering, and compared with the notes of the other stem- hot have troubled you with the present communication ; but a hammock, on the margin ofthe Suwannee river, with no- back to an alley. It contains 6, 169 squarefeet only, and efstr-
bers of the committee. The committee then adjourned to as the confident tone in which he discusses these facts, toge- thing but canvass to protect them from the rays of a tropical tatnly one of the m^st desirable building los in this city for a
sunandwit pok an bicui ssther ony fod audwhoprivate residence, baying a fountain of the purest water within
meet in the evening, other with his formidable array of statistical tables, may posrt- run, antd, ith pork and biscuit as their only food, ;and twenty steps of it. The terms will be liberal aad made known
The manuscript of this report (says the Louisville Jour- bly impose on the unreflecting, it will perhaps be well to be- eercnStsAtguhistwthor anysold er'plirmenarestos, wiabvn at the sale. R. W. DYER&* 00.
nal) amounts to upwards of fifty pages, of which we have stow upon them a few brief comments, able to form a due estimate of 1, Physician Second's" new nov 3 -- [Globe --A--tionesr.
published a good deal less than half. The portion which we He undertakes to refute my proposition that in salubrity discovery. A L ADY offers her service& to any genteel familyJa tire
publish has been abridged and condensed, so as to present of climate East Florida ranks foremost of all the Southern The extensive disease and mortality which were witnoesd A country to edoete two or three young ladies, including tha
st Tampa Bay in 1837 were solely attributable to the w~ar. piano forte, slinglog and mue,.- generally, togeilher With Pre,,ch,
only the outlines of the experiments, from which thereader States" by the following facts quoted from the Surgeon Gene- Thea tit requit rf T ha never ye been ie mqn ed. Being in easy nircutErpt ance.. she askr no other o-e
may infer their character. The greatde saubit toe Tampa hi. nevepor yet^^^ ^o been denied
may nfe ther carater.Thereminde oftherepot i ra's rpors :From the year 18"24, when it was first established as a mil References of character andt rnpat, lhtyagiven, if required.
occupied with experiments illustrating the following subjects: The army in Florida has, during the last year, (1840,) try post, till the year 1839, (fifteen years,) no endemic dis Address to M. M. D. post oftics, Alexandria, D. 0.
1. The philosophy of health and disease. This is ekplain- comparatively speaking, suffered less from disease and lost ease of any description had ever occurred there. The flrst now 3-3t
ed by experiments, purporting to show that f seilment, con- fewer men by natural causes than the troops on the South. time that a disease was ever known to spread at Tampe was iTANTED, a situation as governess or teacher in a young
centrated iu one part of the body, produces sekne-s ., ad in western stations, or those located at "Detroit, Poinsett Bar- in 1839, when the yellow fever was introduced there from W isdies' school, by a lady who has had several years' ex.
another purt health ; that the hypochondriac region Hv the racks, and Madison Barracks." -vana ; and in 1841 the same calamity again occurred perience as Principal of a ladies' serninary and female academy
region of disease. But, to return to 1837. Never was the health of the garri high standing. The best of tesrimonials wnll be furnished as
2. The practicability of double operations. This is const- It would appear, them, from the statistics of 1840, that the son and citizens of Tampa better than during the whole of to character and capacity to i!strrct in the higher English
dered by the committee as shown by making two impossible troops in Florida, although exposed to all the hardships, ex- the year 1837; and yet I have myself assisted in prescribing branches, Prench lengubge, and the ornamental branches. Ad-
persons operate upon each other, touching the different parts posures,I privations, and casualties of a harassing war, main- daily for at least three hundred sick at that post, in the month dress Mim M. D.. East Hampion, Long Island, New York.
of the body. The person touching (being impressible) is gained better health and lost fewer lives than did the same of July of that year. How did this happen 1 The Florida oct 81-007t
stated to be as much affected as theone operated upon. They number of troops who were stationed in comfortable quarters twarwil t ree henrqed stihn Therenwaseen corcele ya thma oTMINT- COLL arGB1111-M LtEDICArI, DtEh
both show the same results, they go to sleep at thessmp time, i th o these three hundred sick that had not been conveyed to the C PARTMENT.-The regular winter Leaturen in in
become angry, proud, good humored, &c. simultaneotaly. in the Southwestern and Northern divisions of our army. general hospital at that place from the banks of the Withla- insiution Will comments on Moanday, November Boh, at I1 A. M.
3. The reality of the NERVAURA" or nervous fluid.' This Thus, the statistics of 1840, so far as they go, prove even couches, from the banks of the Hillsborough, or from the A programme of the Lectures may be seen at the College.
is said to be shown by transmitting it through conductors, as more than I have claimed ; for they prove that Florida was, margin of Thlonotosassa lake, where after many months of Medical students who prop,.ae attending the enurse will be ad-
when tre subjects touch the organs with a small rod or walk- during that year, not only more healthy than the South, but dhreadf exposures and privations they became victims of mitred to the Clinical Lectures a the D-,ep. y e rreo f a.
tis csand to hsecshowntalso eby pinflng nanybsmeu excie even more healthy then the Northern portion of the country. In 1838 the general hospitals at Tampa and Pieolata were no.2- 3fihS&.M Defin of lie PFaculty.
upon theorgans of the head, and then while it is charged And yet this is one of the facts by which Physician Se- tenanted principally by those who had broken down on DP UBLIC DISPEN'sARY.--During the rushing Winter
with the nervaura or the organ, transferring it to the hands cond" undertakes to refute my proposition! marches, or been wounded in battle. Would this have re I tihe c.,n-elni1ns at the Dirpen"ary will be held in ilia hall
of an impressible person, to see if he will be I5ffeoLd by it. His next fact is from the report for 1839, in which the Suited f.rom the performance of very light dwfty"l at at per. of the Medical Collette doily, Sundays excepted, between lhe
In Dr. B.'s experiments they are said to have become excited Surgonn General remarks: "The troop which have t manent poe t tI hours of 10 had 1I1 A. M. The poor who may desire advice and
according to the character of the organ from which the "aura" rgeon Genera remarks The troops wich have taken The mortality of 1839 is principally attributable to the medicineshould be punctual in their attsndance.
had been received, in the same manner as if they had touched the field from our Southern stations have suffered less from yellow fever, and that of 1841 to the same cause. The im nov 2-3rl'ThSA&M IW. P. JOHNSTON, Sec'y.
the head. These experiments were considered of the most 'sickness and lost fewer men by disease, since they came into portation of this disease has been distinctly traced into nearly f1OBACtO AGENCI.--rhe undersigned. formerly
wonderful character. Florida, than while they were stationary at their posts." every place where it appeared. It was this disease that pre M- partner in the lote firm of John Liird & Son, of George-
4. The rationale of the mesmeric somnolence, when pro. When I quote his comment on this fact, it will appear evi- Vailed with ouch malignity at St. Augustine, Tampa Bay, town, D. C. has eftabltibed hmneell a- No 2, Light street wbdf,
Saraos sarKyFrtFnigort Leon, &c., and Baltimore, as GeneraliCommission MeFcbIa~t especially as agent
duced by the processes of animal magnetism. This, the corn- dent that he is, after all, of my way of thinking, and the won.eyssFort PannrngysortortoFan&cng for Planters in -he sale of themirtobacco, Wherf he would be pleag-
mittes say, is explained by showing that there is ai corporeal caused the principal mortality that occurred at those posts
region connected with somnolence, &c., and that the mes- der will arise that there should have been any difference be- and it was to the war that its introduction was attributable in ed to attend to the interestso- all who. mnay favor hit with their
meric phenomena may be produced in a more rational manner tween us. Here it is: This is precisely what might have every instance except that of St. Augustine. The subae- 111 ignments; and from his lug experience in the tobacco
by a knowledge of the corporeal regions. been anticipated, since it is well known that Charleston, quent years of the war were marked by similar results : the trade, feels confident that he will beenaled redo justie. and
5. The practicability of sympathy in the natural waking Savannah, Mobile, Fort Gibson, and all the posts on the sratinst amournt of sickness occurred at those unhealthy gie, sf2_i3n. WM LAIRD.
state. This sympathy, the committee say, may be felt by lower Mississippi, are more unhealthy than St. Augustine tieoabwhich were toly beju ished, and the occupaensA T-E-D A sTUTitIN A-IATAC by
impressible persons so acutely that one person may be pained a m" F tion of which could only be justified by the exigencies of W a natve of Irelad, who in a graduate of the Uniersity
by blows inflicted upon another, especially when in co tact. on km a"war it ba [ toh so t I m "d Had the Florida army been permanently stationed, ralia and b o ge 'the w ho roughgrad ateiou in
earler, So Ithik, nd i wes beaus I hougt s tha I adeDublin. He wil produce matinfictary recommendations for
6. That every part of the body radiates its peculiar influ sI lk M 1,*"blaeI buht ota md comfortably quartered, and properly supplied at Tampa Bay, c'',l"'..H M*^ ^.' ^"0 ^
6. ha,,evey ar ofth bdy adats is eeli i~luthe statement that in salubrity of climate East Florida St. Augustine," Cedar Keys, and Pilatk4, during the last thertaltiy and c ee apabiltytogve'tems t todroigh b tcies lapprio~n i
ence, or aura," and, being associated with some faculty or ranks foremost of all the Southern States." seven yas intedo bivuacin inatli suro n t he L at and Greklal t bratichapetng
sonoseven years, instead of bivouacking inswamp sojournig on a complete Eglish education, including mathemancs. Any
passion, will rouse the same faculty or passion Irn another. The most amusing part of this discussion is yet to Come. the banks of the rivers, laboring and marching beneath a communicauaon addressed to A. M., teacher, Washington. D C.
Thus, when the persons experimented upon touched any Having proceeded a little further, he seems to have forgotten tropicl sun, living on asaltprovisions, oftentimotes drinking will be attended to im-diately., now 1.---3inn C
playedof the excitement adwith waicreate rod, the countenanes dis- the admission which he had just made, and undertakes in the impure water, and destitute of all comforts, it is more than
7. That when the influence or aura of any oneorgun t serious manner to refute his own assertion, and that too probable that, small as has been the amount of mortality SPLENDID LOTTERIES.
is brought to bear upon any other organ, it will modi h, si- by quoting facts which afford the strongest evidence of its recorded, it would not have been one-fifth of what it is.
isought ecteor beares ion anyotoerdOrgan, ito will prcipall- "truth !Hesays, "When it is known that a very large pro It is only necessary to refer to that table which shows J. G. GREGORY & CO. MAlArinem.
emulate, excite, or depress its action according to the priniples portion of the troops served in Florida during the whole war, the ratio constantly sick, and the influence of the seasons in
of what Dr. B. calls psychological chemistry. A reoug of ,eand that the ratio of mortality in the Florida army varied the production of disease," to be donvitoed that it is to the $30,000 Capital.
experiments is reported in which one organ is brought to beartittle from the general average of troops serving in the South consequences of war, and not to the climate, that the princi ALEXANDRIA LOTTERY,
upon another, and a compound result is ited. in time of peace, it way be considered a sufficient refutation pat amount of thesickness which prevailed is to be attributed CLAS No. Krox 1843.
8 T h a t s a n 'i t y a n d i n s a n i t y f a t n e s s a n d |e a n n esi w e d e o f h e a s s r t i n o I ANPy si i a ',an d o f Ptsi i a n B e
pendent upon crtin organs in the brain and t corrod. y (ndof Pyician Se- Physician Second" himself admits, for no one an deny it, To b drawn at Aleandri, D. 0. saturday, Nov. 4, 1843.
Ing regions on the body. cond' also) that in salubrity ofclimate East Florida ranks that December, January, and February are healthy months ORA" B cuman.
i regions on he body. > r foremost of all the Southern States." If this be refutation, in Florida ; yet we find that the ratio of sickness in one I prime of 10,00 00 lpriedof 3,000
The experimentsunder the head ofpsychologicalohemiy, I should like to know what is meant byproof? Headduces thousand men during three yearseis nearly as great in (hue I do 6'0100 1 do ,a00
the committee say, were brief and simple. They wer de- statistics to show that a very large portion of the troops tonthaits.is the average ratio fort hewhole year. The num- I do 60'0 40 do 1,000
signed to show, directly, by bringing the org o on served in East Florida during the whole war, and yet, tt her for December is 143, for Janay 16 nd for February do 3,5006 0
si n d t h w u e t y y b i g n h r a s o n o d t h e r a t i o o f m o r t a l i t y i n t h e F l o r i d a a r m y v a r i e d l i t t l e f r o m 1 7 h l h v r g a i e b a i g a i t e s c l o t s o3 2 2 6 o 0
to operate upon those of another, how our faculties modify the genl, of troops serving in the South in time W, onlye4 It aerfecty evieng 1 thet mi aonth &o sma o be &...
i s o l 1 4 ts, f cl', l n t a i a m a n o eT ic k e ts g 10 -- H a l v e se 15 -- Q ua r ite re V 6 0 .
each other. In the twelfth experiment the most unpleasant Iof "eroa theassertion of" A Physicianis -Afted bro int exntisleapomato ticte cre o e
effects are said to have been produced by applying the r,,Ira" and East F~rda is not more healthy than the other Southern whie n th ohe hand it ca be lerlccoule for by iDof da ^or 2b hal doe 6
of the occipital organs to the upper surface of the head,1 and StatesI e seemed himself to think that this logic required the exposures and hardships of the winter eampaigns. Do do 26 .iuarrer do 321
th nfrne sdaw ro hssomthrexeiena exlaa t i on an88'0.*;d he +has accordingly favored us with To judge this question fairly we ought to be able to comn- -- *
heiferenlow s: danfo hsadohreprmnsa the following very plausible suggestion : pare the proportion of deaths among troops permanently eta- A L EXAND RI|A L OT T ER Y,
f oll o ws,,~1 T h epa ? g ts n igt:" r m t he a b o v e e x trac t it a ls o p p e ars tha t a c tiv e se rv ic e ti o n e B t i T m p a B a S t A u g sin e,a C ed ar K ey s, an d P i G-- "A~ N o 5" r -un 1B4K l,
....rhrorasaeirtaigt h orlsniet in the field had little tendency to increase the sickness arid lrs, amply provided^ wtalthcoftsogrionie, Tob ra a Aleandri, D.,rC.18atrda, Nv 1 8
nandafect o.,utbin en~ceoth~e s emorlor ansoTt" mortality ;" or, in other words, tat e hardship, operations, n thataongtrops which ^^ had bee draciug ant Alaxondr c Satlay.M.vl 8
ed wthteupe ar fth heti awy pesnt a n d^ exposures of war add little to the m mortality of troops in an suffering, winter and .summer, for seven years in the l prize of I0,000 [ 1 prise of VBO0
shurt, it is conelusively demonstrated by many of Dr. B s. This is certainly a new discovery, the merit of which is en- swap a unhealthy districts of other S~tates. Could this 1 do 10.0OO 1 do + LWY
experiments that the cultivation and excitet of the m~ral tirely ue to Physician Second." [ would recommend be done, we have strogresntoblev ht hr i o 1 do 6 000[ 2 do 1,000
organs is the true sumrs, of happiness:" him, however, before he sets it down as estoblished, to con- s tt gin' the Union in which the proportion of daeths do 8,000 i do 800
ous. As we cannot present make room fo'r more than ihe tier, oftheBlck e^k ar n doayadeeywxoifrneisjsiidbte at htvn nawro h 1 do> ,0 0eo do*>>
preceding synopsis of this interesting document, we conclude mo~re rlss field service,'" by which he hs h~imsfi his bee expeiecd when comae wihohe tte ntie umber lonarv--13i drewn L~llom.*
with the following extract from the 37th page, at the eonclu. first communication (before he made this discovery 1t) ac- of peac ;" that the miasmatic diseases of East Florid are Tickets gL0--H-alves $5b---Ouarteis S-2 50.
sio o th epermetsupo te "nevaua counted in part for the great mortality that prevailed in the generally of the mildest type; and that she enjoys besides Oerfincate of a packig~e oi 6 whole tickets $1m
"Such are the facts which we have witnesed, not sawol o xiittedaafrmwic hs motatd scoe i atory affections whc prevai in th oten et o ~. d.
mere matter of amusement to prove that such thing, can be ry has been derived. Physician Second" gives it to us in ""^" "n niupealnm Coerw l,_ '- .,
done, and to excite wonder, but as illu~iietions of the most these words: "-The information obtained by the Commndur, a d Middo States,, ....... ... ..... '40,000--D'o]lars'!?
startling discovery that has ever been made in the science of ing Greneral of the Florida army from the medical officers in .Physician Second" bas favored u with a long disscrta- 'n i r T nv '
man, tbe consequences of which areiloo isitensive tobhe re, r1841 also serves to show (the fact to which aiso here relates tion on'racelimatization," IDwhieh he confoundsegome truth A LEXANDR > .IA LOTl I RY,
seen. Let the thoughtless laugh ; let the stubborn deny ; is, that the troops which were campaigning in Florida were with a greattdeal of error. But fthis iMB matter which has CIAB.sP, woB 184 + ,,,
let the unprincipled ridicule or denounce ; but let ment of 'as healthy as those that were in comfortable Quarters else. no practical bearing on (At qwitianr and as 1 am oppeeed to To be drawn al Alesaadra, P. (C. on Sstm'ds,, Noy. 18, 1843.
sober truth loving minds weigh well these slatements, won- 'where!) that active service bad not so great an agency in all irrelevant discussion, I shell not stop to refute bis errors, hpI.SND1n p] .] of 1 TO
derful and etrange as they may seem, and draw such rater. producing sickness among the troops as wM imagined, and but will cheerfully concede to him all the advsirage which he 1 pW riz cf"_ $Po0o ' I pis afgl
ences from them as season may demand." that those who remained at the postsa*nd stations, perform- h"s derived from his speculations on the s,,t.ject. Admitting 1 do 10.0o I do1.0
--, ing comparatively light duties,, did not enjoy correspond, Dtrop is. tre, *doae,, this in an nthea ur accunt falor o th fac 1 do 3,., tlu doa
To the Editors of the Louisville Journal. in~g exemption from disease. trop doue doeo Ih naymaueacutlrtefd ^ ^gg 0 do u0
GENTOEMEN : la publiehing the experiments recently inade This is the sum total of the evidence which Physician that no extraordinary mnortaln hta been experienced in t d l ^n00 15 do a
at Bloomington, I hope you will bear in mind the peculiar Second" has adduced to establish bis "'important tact," and helthyrid oeI it operae in etab.hed f~said trats tofp Flor.g ^ ^ ~ o 00 d
circumstances under which they were made. All of the most to correct the vulgar opinion which has prevailed on this .elty.. .....pr...n.h iamti dic~o Fo. l d 1,000 ,Ic. 4c.
remarkable experiments which I made there were made upon subject in every country and in every ,age" Admitting it to "1 5ere dur"n the lrst or even econd yesr o1 their reel- .g number lottery- 16 drawn ballotsn
persons who utterly disbelieved and denied the truth of the be true (which I believe it is not) that the commanding dence less liable to disease than the inhabfiantr of that coun- Wboles S10-Halven B6-Quaters S 50.
science-whose opposition would lead them to deny at first General had, during the year 1841, received qfflial reports try, and if it were, moreover, true that the Florida army did Wholes D1cksleo whole i *0
that any effect was produced, even after it was perfectly obvi. from all the medical officers in Florida, in which they gone- not remain in that country more than one or two years, the Coer,,fiate Pf a package of 26 whole tickets W130
ous, and who could be convinced only by finding that they rally coincided in the opinion above stated, would this afford doctrine of non-acclimatization would then have some bear- Do do 26 half tickets 26
could not, by any effort of resistance, defeat the success of any evidence that the operations of war have but little ten- 1ng on the question. --
the experiment. This is what made the results so very ea- deny to increase sickness and mortality lV Certainly not. But when it is known that, with the exception of the 3d ALEXANDRIA LOTTERY,
tisfactory. What proportion of the troops in 1841 remained at perma- and 8th infantry, (both of which served more than two years CLASe No. 56, romt 1843.
Another not less important circumstance is, that the expe- nent posts and in comfortable quarters, performing compara- in Florida,) there was not a regiment that entered the pen- To be drawn in Aleiiniria, D. C. Saturday, Nov. 26,1843.
riments were to all the parties concerned entirely noveLand tively "very light duties'V What was the nature of the inoula which did not spend from ih1ee to four years in Ira- 2IrLLIANT BCKNMS.
unheard of; they had no belief that any part of the bodywas comparatively light duties which they performed I How long versing Ois swamps, I trust it will be seen how entirely onne- I prize of *30,u00 6 prices of *IMO
associated with particular cerebral organs, and had never tend did they remain performing light duties at posts, without cessary it is to waste discussion on the Speculative notions uf i do 10.00(1 100 do 1,000
or heard that any such manifestations could be elicited, making excursions undr a broiling sun. and through mias- "Physician Second" rerpeung th- doctrine of non.acclima- I d. 5, 000 110 do a00
Whatever results there were elicited were the vjice of Nature matte swamps r What was the medical topography of those tization. It would, however, be doing ,JquAtice in his logic I do 28&67 ac. &a.
and not the effects of any theory or imairinal ion. postoI Were they situated on rivers, were they contiguous were I to omit e0hibiting the conclusion which hedraws from Tickets 910-Halves 095--Glueteri B25&
It must be birne in mind, too, that the dame results were to swamps, or were they in the healthy pine lands I T.hees his views on this subject. After having, as he supposes. fairly Cenifiaous of a package of 26 whole tickets, *130
produced in different persons, without any concert or mutual are questions all which should be answered before the slight- established the fact thal troops which arrive from a different Do do of 26 half do 66
knowledge, and that these results were of"the same kind et importancecan be attached to the information upon which climate are, during the first or second year of their residence Do do of 26 quarter do 32 50
which I had often previously elicited elsewhere. My best this now discovery is founded. That a moderate dEgree of in Florida, less liable to disase than thode which had resided Por ticket% and shares or csnifilaes af ppkage in the abue,
experiments, too, were made upon persons of superior intell. exercise is not only useful, but quite essential to health, is a some years in the Territory, he gravely stated: It is thus pleandid lotteries, addreM
gence,from two of whom Ihave received (by leler) interest- fact that will be admitted by every physician ; and it cannot, seen why the troopls which took the field from the Southern J. G. GREGORY a GO. Managers,
ing narratives of their sensations during some of the experi- on the other hand, be denied that eXcessive exercise is most slaLion1 suffered lees from sickness since they come into Wslshgto".
ments. prejudicial to the constitution, and oftentimes productive of Florida than while they were stationed al iheir posts They 13 Drawigrs sent immediately aftair th yare over M tlW who
An experiment made in the chemical laboratory ofthe col. diease. I can myself bear witness to the fact that troops were in the same climate, and the iatme circumstances in ,dor" talw,". oca 14 -2- T*'lw'A&
lege, after the report of the committee was completed, should (especially dragoons) maintained better health while making general obtained." They were in the same climate, and Diri of Columbia, Wa em t.
not, in justice to the reader, be neglected. I have a decrip. moderate marches, than wbile they remained in position, ". t/er'Jore Ihey "suffered less from sickness" than troops ar- "istrpic AoAfI IbAWhimi RbB gasped 1 lhe Hon.
tion of this experiment in a letter from the p ofpssor Of che. pecialily if their pals wEre unhe, th o and their quarters un- rising from a dJi'erent chmatel W hat, then, becomes of his E Wm. Cranch, Chitfi1dgs oqfthe sGihrit Court iilihe Dio-
misiry As the letter is not especially adapted for publics- iconforlable. But who will assert thst the general character doctrine of non acclimatization I Was it to arrive at this ofColumbia, lobe diecharged [rom imprtrnmnr andes lh
lhLun, I will briefly state the facts which were witnessed by of field service in Florida was moderate, and that the marches conclusion that he occupied naely a column of your paper in Not for the reliefof1-alvastDebton wilhia the OitrictofColum-
him and six or seven others. L 1 were generally judt sufficient for /aeaWy exercise ? I cannot endeavoring to prove that troops which have resided long in bia, on the smound Monday of November iast., at *o'clock A M.
Mrs. B., the lady mentioned in the report, having, with believe that Physician Second" himself would make this the same climate suffer more from dive Ie HB eays ie the st the' Oomt-room, wheR and where him Gradimo m iareqedn d
several ladies and gentlemen, visited the laboratory, a galvanic assertion even to establish the truth of his new discovery. same circumstances in general obtained; that is to may, liUs- tonead.
battery of two hUlidWdP1111 of p eiM0 wai charged With Mid" The euMc iT and almost ilcessant Watigues, the drestn ul in comfortable quumem, being wholesomely notumhed, noTv 4--t WM BiBRUT, CIt.
..:|| ..., ,..
.. ,, .:i . A-
..-w: ure .
Report of Dr. Buchanan's Experiments by the
Faculty of Indiana University.
la bringing before the public the following facts, we hope
that we may render a service to truth by giving our attestation
to a narrative so singular and novel in kind, and so foreign to
our preconceived knowledge that few are willing to accredii
such facts without the amplest testimony from the best and
mant impartial sources.
-S, Though we have not the vanity to presume that our state
meants alone would have any decisive influence upon the pub-
lic mind, we think it Mir duty to give our testimony freely,
with other witnesses, who have testified to similar facts in
the science of Neurology, whose statements we are now able
to corroborate from a great variety of experiments which we
If the science of Neurology, as discovered and developed
by Dr. Buchanan, be any thing at all, it furnishes a key to
iht whole philosophy of man--the whole of the laws of him
moral and physical nature---the noblest ofall sciences. If he
has made a single discovery in physiology, he has made more
than any previous explorer of that science in furnishing us
this key to the whole of iia principles by his cerebral and cor-
poreal experiments. In auch a science none who reflect upon
the matter can avoid feeling a deep interest; and all have the
opportunity oftesting its realiv by experiments.
Dr. Biebanan having v,.ited Bloomington by invitation to
give a course of leciUres, and having made a satisfactory and
diversfied couise of experiments, a few ol which we have re,
corded, it is but justice to btM and to the subject to state what
we have witnessed.
The experiments recorded were made upon three persons.
They werechosen, not because they were the only individuals
in Bloomington who possessecd impressibility, but because two
of them posessed it in 8 high degree, and because it is diffi-
cult to persuade many who are impressible to undergo expe-
riments before a committee.
We know the reluctanUe Of many minds to admit the doc-
trine of human impressibility-to suppose that any persons
exist whose feelings and faculties could be controlled by the
application of the hand upon the head or body. With us,
this difficulty was removed by seeing various experiments in
which there could be no deception, and by the fact that seve-
red experiments were made upon the members of the commit.
tee. The experiments made Upen Mr. P., Mr. H., Dr. H.,
and Mr. W., made them aware of the truth of Neurology by
their own sensalions ; and although we have not reported any
such experiment's, but preferred to report those upon persons
who were not members of the committee, the reader will bear
in mind that We are speaking of facts of which some of ua
have a still more poanive knowledge.
We fee deeply impressed with the importance of Neurolo-
1py, which develops the rudimentary system of phrenology
into a perfect and profounid science, which explains the phe
nomena of animal magnetism, and which renders intelligible
those things in physiology--disease and insanity-which have
heretofore been entirely inexplicable.
To [he good sense and fairness of the public we appeal,
and trust that, although our story may resemble the legends
of romance or necromancy in the great powered that have been
displayed over the human mind, its wonderful character will
subserve its chief aim and end-to induce those who are in
terested in the science of man, in education, and moral phi-
loaophy, to make these subjects a matter of experimental in-
qairy, as well as of speculation.
J. J MORRISON,
T. A. WYLIE.
M. M. CAMPBELL,
J. S. WATTS,
JO& G. McPHETERS, M. D.
ROBT, 0. HAMMILL, M. D.
TnUasDDY, AGUBST 24,1843.
Pursuant to previous appointment a committee of gentle
men, consisting of the president and professors of Indiana
University, with the principal of the county seminary, and
two medical gentlemen of Bloomington, assembled at the lee-
tare room of Doctor Buchanan at half past 4 P. M., for the
purpose of witnessing a novel and interesting species of ex.
periment, by which Doctor Buchanan proposed to establish
the prop.marion that everypart of the brain has a correspond-
ing region an the body with which it is connected in excitement.
The d-iclrine of neurology is, that the excitement of the
different parts of the brain, the organs of our faculties and
passions, is attended with a simultaneous excitement of the
different parts of the body; as, for instance, when the nobler
emotions and affections produce excitement in the breast and
around the heart-an idea so universal among mankind as to
be embodied in the familiar as well as in the poetical expres-
sioud of language. This popular and universal sentiment is,
according to Doctor Buchanan, founded in fact, and demon-
nrible by his new system of physiology, which traces the
relations of the mind to the brain, and of the brain to the
Tolis connexion, Doctor Buchanan maintains, is so strong
that an excitement of the corporeal regions will react upon
the mind and modify the character or faculties, thus proving
The dependence of rhe mind upon the condition of the body
as well ai ihe brain. The opinion that the state of the mind
is dependent to a certain extent upon that of the body is uni-
vernally prevalent. This opinion Doctor Buchanan main.
tains to be an important truth, and demonstrates by proving
Ihat every part of the body has a special influence in modify-
jog the state of the mind in making it stronger or weaker,
more virtuous or vicious, healthy or morbid. Knowing his
integrity, fairness, and sincerity in the search for philosophic
truths, we looked with great interest for the development of
thrse important proposilions by aI course of experiment.
Doctor Buchanan began by remarking that the 'Interview
must be regarded as strictly private an1 conflidpnial, although
the facts might be recorded for scientific purposes for the pub-
lic benefit. It wa difficult to induce any person to submit
to sech experiments if they were "thereby to become subjects
of oecal gossip and notoriely by mentioning the experiments
'as made upon them, and it was only upon these terms that
"* '* he could prevent such experiments.
.: From his introductory remarks we learned that these ex-
periments were by no means novel to himself, as he had often
made them at the East, and aim more than twelve months
since in the West; but when accpunts of his experiments
d been given to the public he hid withheld these bemma e
FRIDAY, AUGUST Z5, 1843.
A variety of interesting experiments were made, producing
a marked display of indifference, irritability, industry, pride,
and idiocy. Under this latter influence she was even unable
to tell the time of day by a watch held before her, or to give
any rationalanswers. She appeared to be going blind, when
she was restored to the full possession of her faculties, and
remarked that it seemed as if she had had no mind at all.
Mrs. B. was next reduced to the state of a mere animal de-
prived of the human faculties and of the use of her limbs.
It was next renewed in a more deliberate manner, Dr. B.
holding his fingers upon the intellectual region of the head so
as to enable her to describe all that she experienced. In this
manner her feet gradually became cold and almost senseless.
When struck or pricked with a pin they felt no pain. She
lost the power of moving her lower extremities, and expressed
a willingness and even a desire to become a fish.
The experiment being continued some time with the same
result, was slightly varied, and she next professed a desire to
become a sheep, which she thought would be a very happy
mode of life. Another variation being made, she wished to
become an eagle. She was-then brought into a lower condi-
tion, and wished to live under the earth, to be a worm I This
was accompanied by a cold and strange sensation throughout
her body, and a creeping sensation of the skin.
The last variation of the experiment elicited a wish to be-
come a plant; first a pink and then a large poplar tree. Re-
stored to herself she spoke of these excitements as being rather
pleasant. When she wished to be a sheep she said that she
really felt sheepish, tame, and innocent ; with an idea that
the life of a sheep would be most pleasant and natural. When
She wished to be a worm there was a very strange sensation
throughout the skin, which made her feel as if she was about
to have a chill. The novelty of these sensations, which ap+
peared to be very definite to her mind, produced as much
astonishment in herself as in any who were present.
SATURDAY, AUoUsT 26, 1843.
This afternoon, at half past three, the committee assembled
agreeably to previous appointment with Dr. Maxwell, Sr.,
our oldest and most experienced physician, and C. P. Hes.
The Doctor commenced by placing Mrs. B.'s finger on
Dr. Maxwell's mirthfulness, for the purpose of seeing if any
effect would be produced. In less than a minute, although
evidently trying to restrain it as much as possible, she burst
into a paroxysm of laughter, to the Doctor's surprise, who
had never previously witnessed any experiments in Neurolo-
gy. Dr, M. remarked that he felt a sensible influence him-
self from the touch upon his head. Dr. B. found it necessary
to relieve Mrs. B. by touching the back of her head.
He then desired her to stand up and rest her hand on the
head of the plaster bust on the table, putting his hands on
the edge of her shoulder-blade to excite the region of restraint.
After standing about a minute he desired her to sit down,
when she positively declared she could not. He removed the
bust from under her band; the arm remained stretched out
and stationary. She was desired to lay her hand down on
the table, but said she could not move it, and appeared aston-
ished to find herself in such a situation. She implored the
Doctor to relieve her, as she felt cramped, her arm being per.
fectly rigid ; this he promptly effected.
Touching several inches below the scapula produced sleer.
She held her head down, and could not be roused by any of
our conversation. Dr. Maxwell approached her and laid her
hand on his breast, when she looked up and laughed, saying,
What a weight you removed from my eyes I Why, Doc-
tor, we cure one another." It is well," said Dr. Maxwell,
that we ate not living in the days of witchcraft."
Next were excited Watchfulness, Manliness, Womanli
ness, Restraint, Strength, Youthfulness, Senility, Melan.
choly, and Buffoonery. The results were very striking. At
one time she wished to be a man and follow manly employ-
ments ; at another, she saw many reasons to prefer being a
woman. When restraint was excited, by placing her fingers
upon the head of Dr. W., she lost command of her limbs,
and, being placed in an awkward and painful attitude upon
the settee, could not relieve herself. One of the committee
restored her by touching the chest, when she rose and appear-
ed irritated at the severity of the trial to which she had been
subjected. When the strength of her aims was excited, she
raised two chairs and held them horizontally with ease, but
when the relaxing region was excited she could not hold up
the smallest weights. When youthfulneis was excited, she
felt and even believed herself to be not more than fourteen
years of age; but, under the influence of senility, she became
older and older until she lost all acquaintance with present
QO. Are you acquainted with that gentleman over there I
[pointing to her husband.]
A. I used to know him in my young days.
Q.. How old were you when you first became acquainted
with him I
A. About fifteen.
Q. Where did you know him 1
A. In Pennsylvania.
Q. Have you no recollection of him in Indiana 1
Q.. How came you to be separated 7
A. I grew so old, and-I don't know what became of him.
C.L Suppose he were to propose to you again, would you
have him I
A. No! I'm too old-I aint suitable !
After Dr. B. had thrown her into a state of profound me-
lancholy, when she was complaining of her sad fate, of her
bad luck in every thing, exclaiming that her heart would
burst, he touched the organ of buffoonery upon her head, and
promptly roused her; she broke out, laughingly, with the
song Take your time, Miss Lucy."
I 'MONDAY, AUoGST 28, 1843.
The committee met at the same place, with the additional
presence of Judge McNDonald and Dr. H It was proposed
to try the impreseibillty .f the latter, and oime'experiments
were made upo[r him. The minutes were kept by Dr. M.
The interest of these esperiwntistis ,, irg to the peculiar
circumstances of the case. Dr. 11 is an old practitioner, well
known in his vicuniny, and worthy uf reliance. He is a man
of stout muscular frsmie and rather hardy appearance, some-
what inclined to corpulency. His head is large and well de-
voloped io ih regi.n of firmness and reflection. His habits
are active. He is rather remarkable for an unwillingness to
believe or admit any thing that is at all wonderful or specu-
lative ; indeed, he is decidedly skeptical upon all the prevalent
doctrines of society, and very hard to be convinced- -a disbe-
liever in phrenology, and totally ignorant of Dr. Buchanan's
doctriOe pi oCPo1eal loartions.
PROM OUR NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT.
NEw YORa, NOVEMBER 1, 1843.
The up-town door-plates and bell-handles are
shining once more, and open shatters, clean win-
dows, and parted curtains acknowledge, at last, the
reluctant truth that the fashionables have returned
from travel and are open to pasteboard and personal
call. The ice has been broken with a "jam,"
echoed by one musical soirte, and 0now-vogue la
gal&ra till the ice melts again There is a talk
that this is to be more an intellectual winter thti
the last-more recitations, more tableaux vivants,
more conversaziones, more finding and producing of
new lions in the lambkindom of poetry. There is
also a murmur-a "shadow cast before "-of the
coming out" of a very extraordinary beauty,
whose name and educational cocoon are wrapt in
profound mystery. As the rumor started about
a week since, and as pretty moths" are but
twenty days in their chrysalis, we may expect the
emergence of her bright wings to light in about a
fortnight. She is said to be moulded after the (sup-
posed) lost type of the seven belles of Philadelphia,
whose culmination occurred under the autocracy of
Jackson-eyes furnished by Juno, mouth by Hebe,
and ieeth and feet by the smaller fairies. No cor-
responding Hyperion that I can hear of.
There is great fluttering and dismay among the
Bowery girls and the less alert followers of the
fashions. 'The remarkable splendor of the "spring
goods," and the really beautiful and becoming style
of the new fabrics, left no doubt in most mindsthat
these were to be "the.mode." The autumn pin-
moneys of all the moderately-" established" ladies
and their daughters "went the way of all" earn-
ings accordingly, and Broadway grew as splendid
as a tulip-bed, bright as the bazaarof Smyrna.
The exclusives were at their invisible period mean
while, but, from their carriages, they probably saw
"what was worn." Down dropped the mercury of
Sthe mfde-ometer to extreme simplicity! The few
ladies who appeared, crossing the pavement from
their equipages to the shops, were dressed in quiet
silks, costly and neat, and the nameless and the
"unnamed," at the same moment, seemed to flaunt
by in the choicest and gayest of the new patterns.
Studied simplicity, out of doors at least, is high
fashion now, and those who cannot afford to convert
their new purchases into chair-covers and bed-cur-
tains are left stranded as it were on a petrified
Ten thousand copies of the "Mysteries of Paris"
have been poured into our caldron of morals by a
single press in this city, and probably fifty thousand
will be circulated altogether. It is a very exciting
book, and at this moment making a great noise.
The translators are busily at work on other sale-
ables of French literature, and there will soon be
little left unknown of the arcana of vice. EUGENE
Sue, the author of the "Mysteries of Paris," is a
connoisseur of pleasure, and when I saw hint, ten
years ago, was an elegant voluptuary of the first
water. He was just then creeping through the
crust of the Chaussee d'Antin into the more exclu-
sive sphere of the Faubourg St. Germain-fat,
good-looking, and thirty-two. He is, by this time,
"sloped" from his meridian, and apparently turn-
ingohis experiences into commodity. I observe that
he borrows my name for a wicked Florida planter
who misuses a lady of color-a reproach which I
trust will not stick to "us."
The publishers hang back from American fictions
naow*a-days, possibly finding the attention of the
reading public occupied with the more highly-spiced
productions of the class just alluded to, and it is
impossible to induce them to give any thing for-
hardly, indeed, to look at-an indigenous manu-
script. Accident threw into my hands, a few days
ago, a novel which had lain for some time unread
in a publisher's drawer, and after reading a few
chapters I became convinced that it was far above
the average of modern English novels, and every
way worthy of publication. It was entitled The
Domine's Daughter," by ADAM MUNDWER, Esq.,
and would have lain forgotten and unexamined till
doomsday, but for a friendly Orpheus who made it
his Eurydice and went to Lethe after it. Such a
book should surely represent money in a country
where literature is acknowledged.
I very seldom can find it in my backbone to sit
out a five-act play, but I saw MACREADY'S "Riche-
lieu," and I have since seen FotsasT's, through-
out. FoaRRST began rather ineffectively, probably,
disturbed by the defence he was obliged to make
against an aspersion, before the play commenced.
He soon warmed into it, however, and, to my think-
ing, played the character far better than MACREADY.
The details-'the imitation of decrepitude-the pos-
turing and walking the stage-were better done by
MACREADY; but ihe passion of the play, the ex-
pression, the transfusion of actor to character, the
illusion, the effect-these were all vastly better
achieved by FORREST. A line drawn across the
tops of MACREADY'S "points" would leave FOR-
REST below in all matters of' detail, but it would
only cut the base of the latter's pyramids of pas-
sion. FORREST runs sometimes into the melo-dra-
matic, seduced by "the way it takes," bit he has
fine genius, and if he played only to audiences of
"good discretion," he would (or could) satisfy the
VeALLACe'S friends, myself among the number,
have been annoyed at the many contretemps which
have conspired to. make his latter engagement at
the Park so unsatisfactory. In genteel comedy, of
which he is the master-player now on the stage, he
was unable to do any thing, from the lack of mate-
rials in that stock-company for a cast; and, indeed,
he played always at the disadvantage of the one
free horse in a slow team. Mr. and Mrs. BROUGH-
AM (both first-rate players of high comedy, and the
latter a very beautiful and effective woman, into the
bargain) might have been engaged at the Park for
the winter with great ease, and then we might have
see (wwhatis the most agreeable kind of theatricals)
comedies well cast and played. I hope there will
be some combination among the actors to give us a
go" with a wheel with more than one spoke in it,
and then we might have WaLLACe as he should be-
a dramatic gem in proper setting.
General BERTRAND is winning admiration on all
sides, and his visit to this country will grow into an
ovation after all.
The weather is so fine that it is probably a direct
plagiarism from the upper sky-a composition of
balm and light quite celestial. Yours, &c.
THE QUEEN OF SPAIN.
A Madrid letter, in a late number of the Paris
Journal des Debats, has the following notice of the
present Queen of Spain:
"IsaLI.LA II. is beloved both as Queen and Spaniard
The sacrifice which the nation hasomade during the last ten
years for her cause, the hopes which her accession to the
throne has excited, all the blood abed during the seven years'
s struggle, Baue the nation to be attached to her as much on
account of her misfortunes as from the hope of better future
prospects. The people have beheld her birth and growth,
hbaoe seen her encompassed with all the Itendernes of a
Snothsr's care, and then an orphan and an object of soneen-
tion to the ambition of parties the people took her under
their protection, rallied round ner throne, and invoked her
n ame in Ill thb political criise of the country as a pledge of
peace and reconciliation. Ttis the Queen is the subjpct of
Every conversation, the object of every attention. Her words
are repeated and the future destiny at the country is guessed
at from her most inisignificant erpresioh. Isabella I. will
attain her thirteenth year on October 10. She ia already
forward enough tr this age, and no longer hba that delicate
appearance which caused hter mother a much uneaesiness for
her health. Those peraons who a-e btr In private speak
Imost favorably of her gayety and open dipeeionii."
EVASIONS OP THE DUTIES ON IMPORTED SILKS.
TO THE EDITORS OF TEE INTELLIGENCE.
GENTLEMEN : You have doubtless seen by the
proceedings of the Silk Convention of the Nation-
al Institute, recently held in New York, that an im-
portant evasion of the duties on imported silk has
been discovered and is now in practice. Permit
me to call the attention of the members of Con-
gress and the officers of Government 10to this subject
through the medium of your columns.
The act of August, 1842, imposes a duty of two
dollars and fifty cenis per pound of sixteen ounces,
on all manraufauctures of silk not otherwise specified.
It then enumerates the duties on specified articles,
and among them it includes raw silk, as follows:
"On raw silk, comprehending all silks in the gum,
whether in hanks, reeled, or otherwise, a duty of
fifty cents per pound of sixteen ounces ; on sew-
ing silk, silk twist, &c. a duty of two dollars per
pound of sixteen ounces."
Now, most if not all the custom-houses construe
the clause above quoted in such a manner that all
silk from which the gum has not been extracted is
admitted at a duty of fifty cents per pound of sixteen ounces,
no matter how far its manufacture may have been carried. For
example, sewing sik is entirely finished except the extraction
of the gum and dying, and is now imported at a duty of fifty
cents per pound. The extraction of the gum after it arrives
here is a simple process, and requires but little skill or labor.
It is true, the process reduces the weight of the silk twenty
per cent., and therefore makes the dulty on the finished article
fifty cents on twelve and four-fifth ounces: in other words,
it increases the duty from fifty to about sixty cents a pound,
being about twelve per cent. ad valorem. The intention of
the law undoubtedly was to admit bona fideraw silk at a
duty of fifty cents a pound, aaid to impose a duty of two dol-
lars on manufactured sewings, twist, &c. As the law now
stands, and as it is construed, every description of unwoven
silk can be imported at fifty cents a pound duty, for it can be
carried through the principal labor of manufacture before the
gum is extracted. What Congress intended, I have no doubt
was, that inasmuch as the silk culture in this country could
not at present supply the demand for the raw material, the
manufacturers should be enabled to supply the deficiency by
the importation of the article at a nominal duty. And this
was considered equally beneficial to the silk grower and to
the manufacturer, because it encouraged the establishment of
silk factories, which would ultimately be the best means of
encouraging the production of the raw material, as it would
create a s&.ne and never failing market for our raw silk.
Raw silk is the raw material of silk manufactures: it is
the article in its first stage from the cocoon as prepared by
the worm, as raw cotton in the bale Is in its first stage from
the plant-the former having been simply reeled from the
cocoon and thus made ready for the manufacturer, the latter
having simply passed through the gin; both articles being
raw materials, and ready in that state to be worked up into
any article the manufacturer chose'. Congress evidently,
to my mind, intended only to make a parenthetical explana-
tion of what was meant by the phrase raw silk," "coin
prehending all silks in the gum, whether in hanks or other-
wise;" that is, whether the raw silk come in the form of
hank;, bobbins, cocoons, or flos in bulk. Congress wished
all bona fide raw silk (that is, unmanufactured silk) to be im-
ported at the nominal duty specified, (fifty cents per pound,)
whether it came in the shape of hanks, bobbins, cocoons, &c.
But they surely did not intend that this raw silk should be
manufactured into sewings, twists, &c., ready for the bleacher,
and dyer, and weaver. They did not intend, surely, to im
pose a duty of two dollars per pound on sewing merely for
the encouragement of the bleacher and dyer, nor did they
intend merely to encourage the weaver, by imposing a duty of
one dollar and fifty cents per pound to thirty per cent, ad va-
lorem on ungummed and woven silk, leaving the whole preced-
ing processes of throwing or twisting, doubling and twisting,
&c. without encouragement, thereby throwing a large portion
of the machinery and laborers of the factories out of employ
ment, and retaining merely the bleachers, dyers, and weavers.
This view of the intention of Congress is illustrated by tht
articles of bolting cloths, on which the same act imposes a
duty of twenty per cent. ad valorem. Now, bolting cloths are
essentially "silk in the gum;" there is as yet not the slightest
competition in this country with the imported article; and
ye', though it is to all intents and purposes silk in the gum,"
and an article that we cannot as yet make ourselves, this
aeme act imposes a duty upon it equal on the average to at
least four dollars a pound. This, to my mind, shows clearly
that Congress did not intend that the existence or absence of
the gum in manufactured goods should constitute the criterion
of their character. The construction put upon the clause of
the tariff referred to places the production of silk in this coun-
try without encouragement, and protects only the bleaching,
dying, and weaving; a result, I feel assured, that Congress
never contemplated, and an evil which I feel equally assured
they will hasten to obviate at an early day of their ensuing
session. A recent and similar instance of evasion of impost
duties must be fresh in the recollection of every one, as it
caused no little excitement among our Southern friends: I
allude to the importation of the sirup of sugar under the ap-
pellation and duty of molasses. The juice of the cane was
carried through all the processes for the manufacture of sugar
to the last point of final granulation; but there it was stop-
ped, and in that state imported at the duty of molasses, and
granulated or made into sugar here. So clear an evasion of
the impost could not be tolerated by our Government for a
moment, and Congress promptly corrected the tariff law on
that subject. The evasion of the impost on silk is a precisely
similar case, and I cannot for a moment doubt that equally
prompt measures will be taken to correct it. I would suggest
that Congress should consult with persons familiar with the
subject. They might very easily call before their committee
such persons as will be able to give practical information on
subjects of this kind, as is uniformly done by the English
If I have not said a word about the loss of revenue to the
Government from this evasion of impost duties, it is not be.
cause I was not aware of the force I might call to my aid
by availing of it. My object is to expose the injury the silk
interest sustains, and to endeavor to find arguments in that
interest alone, leaving to the Government itself to do itself
justice in protecting its revenue. Respectfully,
GIDEON B. SMITH.
F AMILY GROCERIES.-The subscribers have just
received, in addition to their former stock of Groceries -
An a-asortment of very superior Fresh Teas, to which we
would call the special attention of the public
Coffee of all qualities
Butter and Cheese
Loaf, crushed, and brown Sugars
Blue Fish, a new article io this market
A small lot of choice Family Hams
Shoulders and Middling,
Sugar-house and West india Molasees
Lamp Oil, winterqslrained
Spices of all kinds, Cisron
Family and Superfine Flour of approved brands
Snuff, Tobacco, and Cigars
With a general assortment of all such articles as are usually
kept in the Grocery line.
Those purchasing would do well to give us a call, as we are de-
termined to sell at the lowest cash prices.
MnKNIGHT & CLEPHANE,
New Family Grocery and Flour Store, F street, between
14th and 1Ith streets, nearly opposite P street
nov 4-St Presbyterian Church.
A CARD TO THE LADIES.-Mrs. R A. BECK
would most respectfully inform the ladies of Washincton.
Georgetown, and vicinity, that she has returned from the North
with her Winter Fash on. of Millinery and Dress Patterns, which
are open this morning, Saturday, November 4, for inspection.
Ladies will find it to their advantage to call and examine before
purchasing, as Mrs. B. intends her prices shall correspond with
Residence Pennsylvania avenue, opposite Gadsby's Hotel.
N OCK'S PATENT LETTER FILE,a new inven-
S tion, being a Portfolio, which, by a simple and instantane-
ous process, files away letters, loose sheets, music, pamphlets, or
memoranda as firmly and effectually as if they were in a bound
volume, without piercing or in any way injuring the paper, open-
ing by the single turning of a screw for the extraction of sheets
previously filed or for the admission of new ones, operating with
entire effect upon a single sheet by itself or upon a thousand to-
gether. T',is useful invention is for sale for the patentee at the
Bookstore of F. TAYLOR, where it may be examined.
o oricKE.-This is to inform all whom it may concern that
J MARY HEPLEY hasobtained in the Court of Prince
George's COUDLn, State of Maryland, sitting as a Court of Equiy,
October term, 1843. a decree oi divorce a rinculo natramonii
from her husband FREDERICK HEFFLEY, and that a copy
of the decree, cenified by the clerk of bhe said Court, is in pos-
session of the subscriber.
nov 4-3t MARY HEPPLET.
FOR FIR BOS'IJN.-The regular packet Brig CO.
.LUMBIA, Kent mawr, will have immediate despatch.
or Iregh, apply to the matsir on board at Georgetown, or to
WM. FOWLE & SONS,
now -8 Aloadria.
SLtberty and Union, now and forever, one and
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1843.
It is gratifying to see with what unanimity, even
in those which may be termed, in reference to this
subject, the infected districts of the land, men dis-
tinguished for intelligence and honor rally to the
rescue of their country from the reproach of at-
tempting to evade, upon a miserable plea of irre-
sponsibility, the payment of debts lawfully con-
tracted by their respective Governments. The
last mail has brought us, in the Mississippi papers,
a letter of Chancellor QUITMAN, of that State,
who, though not exactly of our school of politics,
is always to be found among the foremost in the
support of social order, and in asserting the obliga-
tion of contracts, whether made by Governments,
by corporations, or by individuals. We have read
this letter with the more interest, because it is the
production of a citizen against whom pride of opin-
ion cannot be alleged as affecting his judgment in
this matter; tor he has not only always opposed
the exercise by his State of the power of borrow-
ing money on the faith of the State, but, as a mem-
ber of the Legislature in 1836, he was determinedly
opposed to the bill for the creation of the Union Bank,
which was subsequently passed by the votes of his
political friends, against his will. Under these cir-
cumstances, Mr. QUITMAN' says, manfully, in the
letter now before us, speaking of the act creating
that bank, that when it passed it became law-
"binding law, to which all, even those opposed to
it, must submit, or become revolutionists and trai-
tors to their country."
The act incorporating the Union Bank," he
adds, was passed in pursuance of the Constitu-
tion. It received the sanction of the people. The
bonds were created by that act, and their execu-
tion and sale authorized. The bank was orga-
nized under the original charter, and before 'the
passage of the supplemental act, by the election of
managers. The supplemental act did not, then, cre-
ate the bonds; its principal purpose seems to have
been to regulate the sale at an earlier period than
contemplated by the original act-it directed that
they should be issued forthwith. They were thus
executed by the Governor, issued and sold, and
the proceeds brought into the State, placed in the
hands of the agents selected for that purpose by
the representatives of the people, and loaned out
to more than four thousand citizens, mostly of
those in embarrassed circumstances. Thepeople,
the sovereign power, with full knowledge of all
this, acquiesced for nearly three years. They sent
back to the Legislature most of the men who had
passed the supplemental act. They re-elected
the Governor who had approved it, and who had
on their part signed the bonds. And now, when
the money is spent, and it is apparent that loss,
instead of profit, must result from the specula-
tion, new teachers of national law and national
morals rise up among us and recommend to us to
avoid the debt on account of a technical excep-
tion which they have detected in the proceedings.
To follow such advice would, in my opinion, de-
grade the dignity of the State, and be unworthy
of a free and virtuous people. Such a plea would
not be listened to by the jury of a civilized Chris-
tian nation, who will sit on our case. It might
become a people over whom chance or force had
placed a bloody despot; but a free people, whose
Government is purely representative, where free-
dom of speech and of the press is secured not
only by a written Constitution, but by that mightier
power, public opinion, dare not, cannot say, after
acquiescing in the acts of their Government for
three years, and after re-electing the popular Go-
vernor who had approved the supplemental act
and bonds, We are not bound in law or morals
to pay the money borrowed by that Government
on the bonds signed by that Governor.'"
From a letter of Mr. CLAY, in answer to an
invitation from the Fayetteville Clay Club to visit
the fourteenth Congressional district of Virginia,
we learn that it is his intention to visit New Orleans
this winter, and to proceed from thence to North
Carolina, by Georgia and South Carolina, return-
ing home via Wheeling.
The Hon. CHARLES A. WICKLIFFE, Postmaster
General, returned to this city on Thursday from his
visit to the West.
APPOINTMENT BY THE PRESIDENT.
EDMUND F. BROWN, to be a Justice of the Peace
in the County of Washington in the District of
The Governor of the State of MARYLAND has
issued a Proclamation recommending that the 30th
day of the present month be' observed generally
throughout the State as a day of Thanksgiving and
THE WHIoS OF NEW YORK-The proceedings
of the great Whig meeting in New York will be
read with interest. The ardent and determined
spirit which the resolutions breathe affords a cheer-
ing indication of the future success that must attend
the efforts of such men in such a cause. We hail
New York victorious in advance, and already ven-
ture congratulations on the triumph which Whig
principles, sustained by Whig energy and intrepidi-
ty, must achieve in the Commercial Emporium and
in the Empire State !
The fifth and sixth resolutions in the series offer-
ed by Mr. THAYER are to be especially appreciated
by the Whigs of Baltimore. Our sister city, in the
persons of her four thousand delegates, shall be
welcome here. Let them come; and, together with
our brethren from all parts of the Union, we will
kindle our council fire in this city, on the second of
May next, upon an eminence of principle and pa-
triotism so lofty and sublime, that the light of its
clear flame shall be seen all over the land, illumi-
nating the utmost extremities of the Republic, and
shedding a refulgent radiance that shall gladden the
hearts of men.
Let but the Whigs of New York achieve a vic-
tory worthy of themselves, of their champion, and
of their cause, and nothing will be wanting to give
certainty to the assurance that now dwells in the
minds of multitudes of the election of HENRY CLAY,
and the consequent restoration of a wise and intel-
ligent administration of the Government. That
they will achieve such a victory who can doubt ?
The auspicious omens already prefigure it: it is
near at hand, and, as a coming event, it casts its
shadow before.-Baltimore American.
MAMACRais.-An arrival at Sag Harbor brings intelligence
that information had been received at the Bay of Ilands from
the Isle -, north of the Bay of Islands, (probably one of the
Fejees,) that three.Englich veasel had been cut off and their
crews murdered; in one instance the captain had on board
his wife, who also tell a victim.
About twenty of Sir WILLIAM D. STWAkRT'r men left him,
and a portion of them reached St. Louis on the 233 ultima.
They quitted him on the lt of October near Platte river.
A fracas had occurred between a Mr. Smith and a Mr. Wa-
ker, in which the former had been injured. A Frenchman,
too, belonging to the p aty, been acidetaly Uid,
'TEXAS, MEXrCO, AND GREAT BRITAIN.
A correspondent of the New Orleans Tropic,
writing from Galveston under date of October 13th,
gives the following report of a coup d'etat, said to
be in contemplation between President HOUSTON
and the British authorities. The Tropic says that
the information of the writer is derived from the
very highest and most undoubted sources."
"General MuaPHY, United States Charg6 to Texas, has
left the seat of Government, (Washington,) and is now in
this city. Strange rumors are afloat about the cause of his
removal from thence, and other matters in connexion there
with.. Mr. ABrLL, bearer of despatches for the United States
Government, who was wrecked on the Sarah Barnes, will, I
hope, be more fortunate on the schooner Galveston, which
conveys this letter, and reach his Government in safety. On
his arrival at Washington there will be some strange develop.-
ments made public, which are topics of daily conversation in
Texas. Although you will discover nothing but dark hints
from the press, I will draw aside the veil, Messrs. Editors,
for your especial benefit, as I remember to have seen in your
paper frequent predictions of the very treason which I have
now the mortification to announce. It is this: That Gen.
MdapHy suspected some secret machinations between the Bri-
tish snd Texian Governments,highly detrimental to the United
States interests, and forthwith set about discovering the na-
ture of the mystery. This he was enabled to do during Presi-
dent Houston's absence at the Indian treaty ground; he being
furnished with authenticated and undoubted copies of the
entire treasonable correspondence held by the President With
the Representatives of the British and Mexican Governments,
binding himself to send commissioners to the Mexican Gov.
ernment to recognize the nominal sovereignty of Mexico,
provided that Government will thereupon make a session of
Texas to Great Britain for a consideration.! Texas will
then be a British Province, by cession from Mexico and
consent of the Executive of the Republic! The confirmation
of the Senate and sanction of the People can be relied on, it
is supposed, after sustaining the ordeal which the President
has led them through. Once a Province of Great Britain,
the immediate abolition of slavery follows,, as a matter of
course ; but a consideration is secured for the slaveholder."
On the other hand, letters from Vera Cruz say
that the relations between Mexicd and England
are unfriendly-that the British Minister has broke
off all communications with SANTA ANNA'S Gov-
ernment, and informed his countrymen that none
will be renewed until he can hear from England.
A British fleet is looked for.
The'New Orleans papers have received later
Mexican accounts by several recent arrivals. The
dates from the capital are the 30th September.
They agree in reporting that hostilities were about
recommencing between Mexico and Yucatan. The
Yucatan Commissioners were to be sent back im-
mediately, and troops to be sent against the Yuca-
tecos as soon as the heats would permit. SANTA
ANNA, in person, will command the expedition.
The elections for Representatives to the General
Congress and for the several departments had been
conducted with great good order. They were to
terminate on the 1st and 2d ultimo.
THE DINNER TO GENERAL BERTRAND.-The
dinner given to General BERTRAND on Tuesday
evening, at the Astor House, in New York, by the
French residents of that city, is said to have been
a splendid affair. The room was brilliantly deco-
rated, and the tables loaded with the richest viands
and fruits of the season. Three tables, the entire
length of the dining saloon of the Astor House, were
hardly sufficient to accommodate the company, so
great was the crowd. Mr. BADAD presided ; and a
great many distinguished people were present as in-
vited guests. The toasts were mostly given in
French, and the speeches were in the same lan-
guage. General BERTRAND spoke briefly in reply
to a complimentary sentiment, and remarks were
made by the MAYOR, Commodore STEWART, CHAS.
KING, PHILIP HONE, Alderman DODGE, &c. The
occasion passed off most pleasantly. The toasts,
a& in French, were on the following subjects :
1. The memory of the Emperor Napoleon.
2. General Bertrand.
3. The King of the French.
4. The President of the United States.
5. The Army and Navy of France.
6: The memory of Washington.
7. The American Army.
8. The American Navy.
9, The Citizens of New York.
10. The Civil and Military Authorities of New York.
Gov. DORR.-This notorious personage was ar-
ested in Providence on the 30th ultimo, at the
house of Col. SIMoNs, the editor of the Herald,
where he was visiting. He was arrested by Mr.
Deputy SheriffPOTTER, accompanied by Mr. CHAF-
tEz and two or three other police officers. Mr.
UORR of course visited Providence for the purpose
*f being arrested.
The New York Courier and Enquirer has a long and cir-
dumatantial account of the second attempt of MONRse ED
ARDS to escape from prison. Edwards, finding his plans were
covered, confessed all-named his accomplices, and begged
iteously for mercy.
S No punishment was inflicted upon him for this attempt, as
9dwards had lately manifested some feeling on hearing of
the want and misery he had brought on his mother. He wept
when it was told him, and said, Mr. Lyndes, I deserve to
Oie, I know 1 do." Mr. Lyndes thought he would see what
effect this would have on the hardened man.
The Mauch Chunk transit states that a crash took place
on Monday evening week, on the Summit Railroad near
the Chute, in consequence of running down a porker weigh.
ing 200 pounds. Sixteen cars were thrown off the track,
aud 'our were shattered to pieces. No person was injured.
The hog was crushed.
DIvoucE.-A bill has passed the New Jersey Legislature
to divorce Mrs. Appleton from her husband, Dr. CHARLEs
W. APPLETON, late the agent of the New Jersey State Tem-
persece Society, and who figured in the papers some time
since s.o a polygamnist. His last wife is an estimable lady of
New Brunswick, whom he married some time since. He
had at least two former wives still living, and children by
both, and figured by turns as a doctor, preacher, temperance
lecturer, and last a professor of the science of Animal Mag-
RTVoLmTONARY.-One day, in the middle of winter, Gen-
eral GREENE, when passing a sentinel, who was barefooted,
said, I fear, my good fellow, you suffer much from the se-
vere cold '" "Very much," was the reply, "but I do not
complain : 1 know I should fare better had our General the
means o0 getting supplies. They say, however, that in a
few days we shall have a battle, when I shall take care to se-
cure a pair of shoes."
Show us the man among'us who is continually complain-
ing for the want of trade, and at the same time is wondering
"how the dickens" such and such places have so great a run
of custom, we will show you one who is too penurious to
spare ten or fifteen dollars a year for advertising.
HEATHEN BELL FOUDINmo.-The Indian papers contain a
carious account of the casting of an enormous bell at Ran-
goon, as an offering from the King to the great temple of
Shoey Dagon, in that city. It is stated that eight thousand
men were employed at the five hundred forges or wind pipes
put in requisition on this occasion-that is, sixteen persons to
a pump and forge. Dressed in their gayest attire, all the
principal officers of the town and chief men of the surround-
ing villages, having made their supplications, commenced oper-
ations at four forges, constructed for their appropriate use,
and then followed the active movements of the five hundred
plebeian forges. A hundred and seventy visses of silver
(nearly 617 pounds) and one hundred and fifty of gold (near-
ly 548 pounds) were added by the people to the metals which
had been provided by the King, besides a vast number of
gold and silver ornaments, of wnich no account was taken.
In four days and five nights the work was completed. The
dimensions of the bell are said to be seven cubits in diameter,
twenty-one in circumference, eleven in height, and one and
two inches thick. The weight of the metal, of which an ac-
count was taken, was five hundred tons. It was ordered
that the bell should rest in its mould forty days, during which
period neither the sound of cannon, musket, nor even that of
a rice mortar, should be beard in Rangoon, lest the concus-
sion of the atmosphere should crack the mighty mass.
g3-A Charity Sermon for St. Vincent's Male Or-
Wai-n Aslnm will nb nerealched ln Rt .e ter-'-ahn-, 'C-nit.l
We are indebted to one upon whose skill we rely
for the following just notice of a publication that
we have'heretofore had annual occasion to mention
THE AMERICAN ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF
USEFUL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE YEAR 1844. Boston:
D. H. Williams.
Few works are more widely and favorably known, either
in Europe or this country, than this long-established manual
of reference respecting the internal condition and public in-
stitutions of the United States and the individual States and
Territories. It has now been published for fifteen years, and
the successive volumes, forming a complete statistical and
miscellaneous register, are indispensable for the use alike of
the merchant, the politician, the financier, and the general
student. There are some new features in the present volume
of especial interest: one of the most valuable is a complete
list of members of Congress from 1789 up to 1843, showing
the years in which their respective periods of service com-
menced and terminated. The list is arranged in a very con-
venient manner for reference, and, both the names and dates
being corrected from the official records at Washington, the
fullness and accuracy of the register can be depended upon.
Another novel article contains a full abstract of all the public
laws passed at the last session of Congress. It is proposed
to continue this abstract in future years, so that the work
will present a full record of the legislation, as well as of the
statistical and financial condition of the country. We ob-
serve a number of interesting statistical tables respecting the
finances, commercial means, and school systems of the cities
and larger towns throughout the country. The astronomical
department is very complete, being rendered so by the care
and skill of the calculator, Mr. Pierce, the Perkins professor
of astronomy in Harvard University. His elaborate compu-
tations of the solar eclipse of December 9th are accompa-
nied by a finely engraved map of the United States, showing
the path of this eclipse across the country. He has also fur-
nished a very interesting and scientific article on the great
comet of 1843. The lists of officers are full and accurate as
usual, and the views of the Executive and Judicial organi-
zations of the several States and Territories are corrected up
to the present time. A general view is given of the Con-
gressional districts formed under the apportionment law pass-
ed by the last Congress. We cannot forbear to say a word
in praise of the obituary record, both for Europe and this
country, which is prepared with great taste and judgment,
and gives a very interesting sketch of many distinguished
men who have died during the past year. A body of facts
is brought together respecting their lives and characters
which would be vainly sought elsewhere in endless files of
newspapers and magazines. The whole work may be cor.
dially commended to the attentidnuof the public, who have
already rewarded the care and diligence of its editors with
an immense and rapidly increasing circulation.
Correspondence of the Philadelphia Exchange.
PORT AU PRINCE, OCTOBER 13,1843.
The Government here is still unsettled. The Assembly,
now in session for forming a Constitution, gets on slowly, and
not without considerable disorder. Yesterday the President
resigned, on account, it is said, of not being treated with suf-
ficient respect by the young men, of which a large majority
of the Constituent Assembly consists, and to-day they are
electing another. No President has been yet elected, nor of
course can be until the Constitution has been presented to
the people and accepted ; but General CHARLeS RivrIEB HE..
RARD is the popular candidate, and will no doubt be success-
ful. He is a grave looking mulatto, with a high bald fore-
head, and one distorted eye; imperfectly educated, but poea
sessing, it is said, much energy of character and practical abil-
ity. He is still at the head of the Provisional Government,
From his appearance I should take him to be from forty-five
to fifty years of age.
I ought not to omit to state that General HERARD, with his
colleagues, has recently sent out to England WM. A. FuPme,
a distinguished native merchant of Port au Prince, on a spe-
cial mission, the object of which is to negotiate a loan on a
patent of the gold and copper mines, existing on the north-
east part of the island, and which are said to be very rich.
The loan, if successful, is to be appropriated in liquidating the
French claims. It is also said here that M. BARROT, the
brother of ODILLON BARROT, is about to be sent to Hayti by
the French Government for the purpose of obtaining territo-
rial security for their claims, and that France is desirous of
making Cape Nicola mole a naval station. This project, if
it exists, except in rumor, is strongly resented by the Hay-
tiens, and, it is said, can never go into effect. Business is
dull here at present, and American produce low.
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
Mr. C. W. JAMES is our travelling agent for the States of
Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, assisted by Mosas MEsseR,
JAMES R. SMITH, J. B. HUMPHRzYS, J. T. DENT, G. H. COM-
STOCK, and E. Y. JENNINGS.
In this city, on the 2d instant, by the Rev. Mr. BnOWN,
Mr. CEYLON S. HOUGHTON, formerly of Vermont, to
Miss ELIZABETH E. BENNETT, of this city.
On the 2d instant, by the Rev. GEO. ADIt, in Leesburg,
Virginia, THOMAS W. EDWARDS, Esq. to SARAH
E., only daughter of the late GEO. M. CHICHEsTER, E~q.
nr Rev. W. T. prole, pastor elect, will preach In
the First Presbyterian Uhurchb, 4i street, to-morrow morning, at
11 o'clock. nov 4
rl Attention, Volunteer and IfIre Companies I-The
Captains of Volunteer Companies and the Presidents of Pire
Companies of Washington and Georgetown, being a committee
appointed at the late Military and Firemen's Convention, to lay
a memorial before Congress, are hereby requested to meet at
FULLER'S Hotel on Monday evening next, the 6th instant, at
seven o'clock. J. MASON, Jr.
nov 1-2t Capt. Potomac Dragoons, Chairman.
A CARD.-Mr. E. DRYER, Fresco Painter, has arrived in
Washington for the purpose of painting St. John's church,
where a specimen of his art msy be seen as soon as executed.
In the mean time it can be examined at the Odeon in George-
town. Persons who .may wish to employ him to paint their
houses or any public edifice will please inquire of Mr. Gordon,
Union Hotel, Georgetown, to whom Mr. Dryer has permission to
Mr. Dryer painted the celebrated Odd Fellows Hall, Barnum's
City Hotel, and several other public and private buildings in Bal-
timore with the entire approbation of his employers.
SEMMfI.S & MURRAY are now receiving the following
85 hhds Porto Rico and N. Orleans Sugars, part low priced
10 boxes and 50 barrels Boston A loaf and crushed do do
20 do white Havana Suaar, low priced, superior
50 chests Young Hyson Tea
75 half chests do do
24 half chests 1 Imperial d
30 catty boxes ImPeial do
4; half chests Gunpowder do
25 do Pouchong do
All fresh and recently imported.
120 bags superior Government Java Coffee
100 do do Maracaito do
115 do green and white Rio do
150 do do Cape do
SPERM AND TALLOW CANDLES, &c.
150 boxes Sperm Candles, 4's, 5's, and short 6's
80 do Tallow do short 6's and 8's
30 do Hull & Son's variegated and scented Soap
8000 pounds Sal Soda
.3000 do Saleratus
BUTTER, CHEESE, BACON, &c.
101 kegs superior Glades Butter
24 do do Goshen do
44 do do Western do
5IO boxes and 15 casks Cheese
10,000 pounds Shoulders Bacon
6,000 do Sides do
200 dozen Brooms and Wisps
150 reams Cap and Letter Paper, very cheap
BRANDIES, WINES, AND LIQUORS.
2 hf. pipes 5 qr. casks fine old Otard Dupey & Co. Brandy
8 do do J. J. Dupey do
10 do do Cognac do
20 half pipes and quarter pipes Madeira Wine
5 hhds Brown Sherry do
30 qr. pipes Imitation Madeira and Sherry do
20 do Sweet Malaga do
20 baskets Champagne do
20 half pipes superior old Whiskey
50 barrels fair quality do
10 hogsheads Eld Rum
10 barrelIs New England Rum
15 do old Apple Brandy
50 boxes fine Poland Starch
200 do 5 bbls. Oxford do
30 do small plug Tobacco, Ayrea' brand
5 do pound lump do very fine quality
.40 sacks Buckwheat Flour, 100 pounds each
100,000 Principe and Havana Cigars
100 barrels fine Salt
10 boxes Maccareni, fresh.
nov 4- eod3t [Capitoll
Hill, to-morrow at 11 o'clock. The friends of the orphan are re-1i 6TATIONERY.-The most extensive assortment to beh bad
Detf~uly laed2 to attend, noY!! f 15 W. ROM to the corer of 12th utash Plan Ia 5
.' -' ,-
4 r. 41111t. 4 L. ."
.. ~ ~~ ~ .^ .. ,-
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER.
The "POLITICAL PRESIDENTIAL" department of this staod-
ard publication is intended to convey to tts readers an impar-
tial historical outline between the parties and the persons that
are proposed for ihe executive offices at the ensuing electioiw
With this view, selections are made from time to time from
the most prominent publications of the day, both for and
against each of the candidates, thereby exhibiting what is
said by the various parties, both of themselves and of each
other. Along with various other such articles, recommend-
ing or opposing other candidates, one was recently inserted
in the Register extracted from and credited to the Philadel-
phia American Sentinel, warmly urging the pretensions aof
Mr. TYLER for the next Presidency. It was extracted p"o
cisely as other such articles are, and without one word of
This article, it is presumed, was by some person senat to
the Baltimore Sun, in which paper it appe sted as an adver.-
tisement, under the caption of Viles's Register," in such
form as to deceive some into the idea that most of the article
was penned by the editor of the Register. This would have
been allowed to pass as scarce requiring a public notice; hbut
the same article having been conspicuously inserted in the
official paper, the Madisonian, of the 30th ultimo, in a man-
ner still more to rob the real author of the credit to which
he is entitled, and calculated to attribute tts paternity to one
who bas no claim to, nor ambition for, that honor, justice to
the American Sentinel as well as to Nil s's Register required
that the error should be promptly corrected by all the pobli-
cations that have contributed to disseminate it. Why the
editor of the Madisonian, who, without doubt, had upon his
desk the original article in the columns of the Sentinel, should
have resorted to the advertising department of the Baltimore
Suin for it, is for him to explain. The compliment to the
standard reputation of the National Register, implied by this
appropriation of the article in question, is duly appreciated ;
bat the editor cannot consent to be decorated with feathers
from plumes belonging to others-and especially when by sc
doing the uniform tenor and design of the publication he
edits would be so widely departed from as by having written
and inserted therein such an article. The National Register
is intended to be an historical record, not a partisan pubhhca-
tion. JERH. HUGHEU. ,
Editor Niles's National Register.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 2,1843.
Georgetown Wholesale Prices Current of Coun-
Flour, sup. pr bbl. 4 12 a 4 2 I Corn, white, pr bu, 45 a 46
Family 5 00a5 25 yellow 4 a 00
Corn meal. bush. 50 a 65 in ears, p. bbl. 28
Rye Chop 45 a 50 Oats t a 32
Wheat, red 85 a 87 Bacon, 8 50 a 6 O
white 90 a 00 hams 700 a 7 50
Rye 50 a 52 Lard, No. 1,p.lb. 7 a 8
FLOUR -The market is rather dull, although sales continue to
be made at 84 121 to 4 25, according to brands. Purchasers ar
not at present disposed to operate largely over 84 121; at that.
rate sales can be made readily.
WHEAT is without any material change in price the demand
is brisk for fair to good Reds at 85 to 87. Some prime lots from
boats have brought 90 cents.
RYs.-None in market.
CoaN.-Old white 43 to 46 cents, yellow 48 cents; ready sale.
Corn, new in ears, is selling from boats at 82 par barrel.
OATS from boats at 31 a 32 cents.-Advocate.
'BALTIMORE MARKET, Novtaran 2.
FLoua.-The market, for Howard street Flour continues dull,
nor have any sales been made since our previous report. Hold-
ers continue to ask for good common mixed brands 14 25. The
last receipt price was $4 12j, but the market to-day is unsettled,
and we are unable to quote definitely. A sale of 130 bbls. Ciy
Mills Flour was made on Tuesday afternoon at 84 26, which price
holders continue to ask, though no sales have come to our notice
since. Last transactions in Susquehanna Flour were at 84 314,
and of Rye at 83.
GnAIS.-Receipts of Wheat continue to be limited. We quote
good to prime white for family flour at t100 to 105 cents, and
good to prime Maryland reds at 90 to 95 cents; and ordinary
to good at 75 to 90 cents, with small sales at these quota-
tions. We quote Maryland white Corn, ofd, at 44a46 cents, yel-
low at 51 cents; new white do. at 40 cents, and yellow do. at 45
cents, suitable for shipping; Maryland Oats at 22a28 cents, and
Rye do. at 50O cents. Last sale of Pennsylvania yellow Corn at
53 cents; nothing done in Pennsylvania wheat, rye, or oats.
PnovisitoNs.-Very little is doing in this market; barrel meats
continue at previous prices, viz. new mess beet #fta0 ; No. I at
$6 5OaB, and prime 85a6, according to quality. Bacon 8Is in ac-
tive demand-Western assorted at 44a44 cents ; sides 4a4j ots. ;
shoulders 3a31 cents; and hams 6a6 cents. LasIt sales of No. 1 I
Western lard in kegs at 6f cents. Sales of butter moderate at
prices within the range of our previous report.
HoGs.-There were in market this morning from 600 to 600
head live hogs, and prices ranged frim 84 to $4 25 per 100 bte.
which is a slight decline.
WneKsYK.-We quote bbla. at 25 cents, and note small sals
of hhds. at 24 cents per gallon, demand moderate.-.Pifrio9.
nr Rachael Barker, an approved Minisater of the
Society of Friendt, Irom the Stale of New York, purposes hold-
ing a meeting for religious worship asl Friends meeting-hous
on I s',ret, which our citizens are respectfully invited to at-
tend. Trne meeting to commence this eveanlg at o'clock.
nr WESLEY CHiAPEL.-The Rev. Was. B. Ed-
wards will deliver a Discourse in this church to-morrow (Sunday)
morning, at the usual hour, in behalf of the PFemale Benevolent
Society of Wesley Chapel.
A collection will succeed the sermon. The managers affeo-
tionately invite the attendance of the public. nov 4
0 COLUMBIA TYPOGR A PHICAL SOCIETY.
A stated meeting of this Society will rse held this evening, (Sat-
urday, November 4,) at Mr. Buckingham's room on C street, at
half past 7 o'clock. JAMES WIMERM
nov 4 Recordting Secretary.
UST RECEIVED, per schooners Phebe and Blss, and
L. L. Sturges, from New York-
20 hhds, New Orleans and Porto Rico Sugars'
20 boxes Woolsey & Woolsey's doable refined loaf Sugar
30 bbls. crushed and powdered do do do
20 boxes single loaf and lump do
10 boxes superior white Havana do
10 boxes medium quality do do do
14 bags old Government Java Coffe
100 bags Maracaibo, Rio, and St. Domingo Coffee
45 packages fresh T'eas
125 boxes sperm Candles
10 boxes Judd's patent do
100 boxes Jaclison's mould do
20 boxes chemical wax do :
1000 gallons pure bleached winter sperm Oil
70 bbls. New York family Flour, very superior
20 half bbls. do do do do
16 bbls. Buckwheat
20 half and quarter bbls. do
35 kegs Gosien Butter
100 boxes Cheese
10 bbls and 20 half and quarter bbls. Mackerel
1500 ibs. Codfish, 2 bbls. and 5 kits Tongues and Sonads
I pierce and 6 kits Salmon
200 lbs. smoked Salmon
20 boxes Scotch Herrings
8 oases Florence and 15 baskets salad Oil
6 bbls. Cranberries
5 casks Currants
S casks sal Soda
10 boxes castle Soap
20 boxes fancy and toilet Sep
40 dozen Brooms
20 dozen Whisks
30 nests willow Baskets
25 dozen painted Buckets
10 dozen Alicant and 10 dozen jute Mate
20 nests flour Buckets
20 boxes ground Pepper
B0 dozen French, English, and American Mustard
5 cases fresh Maccaroni
1 bales wrapping Twine
5 tierces new Rice
10 reams wrapping Paper
20 boxes Pipes
30 boxes fig Blue
200 gross velvet Corks
15 dozen Demijohns
1 bbl. Nutmegs
I bale Cloves
25 mats Cinnamon
Guava Jelly, Havana Sweetmeats, Canton preserved Ginger
Brandy Fruits, Citron, Spanish and sweet Chocolate
Green Ginger, Anchorie Curry Powder, Capers, Olives
Pickles, Tomato, Walnut, Mushroom, John Bual, sd other
English Walnuts, Bordeaux Almonds, Filberts, Brazil Nuts,
Pecan Nuts, Peanuts, Pearl Barley, &e.
3 half pipes Otard Brandy
5 hhds. New York Gin
25 bbls. superior Old Rye Whiskey
10 baskets Baker's Anchor Champagne
10 baskets Great Western do
30 dozen Brown Stout
25000 Principe Cigars
10000 superior Havana Cigars
5000 Canones do
ALSO IN STORE-
65 baskets Anchor Champagne, of our own imporisltion.
MURRAY, RANDOLPH & SEMMES.
nov 3-3teodif [Capiloll
Sales This Ifay.
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AT AI'UTION.
On Saturday morning next, the 4th instant, at I I1 o'clock
A. M., we shall sell, in front of our Auction Store, for cash, an
excellent lot of Household Furniture, new and second-hand,
Mahogany hair-seat Sofa@, cane and other Chairs
Mahogany pier, card, cen'its, dining, and breakfast Tables
Handsome Window Curtains and Ornaments
Paintings, gilt and mahogany-framed Looking Glasses
Lamps, Glass and Crockery Ware
Ivory-handia Knives and Forks
Plated Forks and Spoons, several Watches
Rockers, Mahogany Sideboards
Best high and low-post Bedsteads
Beat Beds and Mattresses, Wardrobes
Marble-top and plain Bureaus
Washatands, Basins and Pitchers
With a large lot of Brusee and Ingrain Carpetlngs and Kithen
The sale will be without reserve, and bargains to be had.
9 1- W, Dya* 0.
'0,- .. .
ilTY i'tOPERTT TO BE Stl,D I*0O TAXES.
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, Crry HALL, SEPTEMBER 15, 1843.
ON SATURDAY, the 9th day of D-cemher next, the annexed list of property will be sold by public
auction, ai the Ciiy Hdll, in ilth city ol \'ashingtii, to satisfy the Corporation of said city for taxes
due tkereoii foi he yeaPs stated, unless the said taxes be previously paid to the Collector, with such ex-
penses awl i'eesd s a riy liave-accrued at the time of payment.
Sale to coninmwnce at 11 o'clock. Terns cash. A. ROTHWELL,
~.,1- l ,i-B Collector.
A.JIsT, William .
Pavini tax interest to be added from Novem-
ber 1, 1I41
'T x f t t. -.rvoir
A-.trae, Cbrn. I
SBegrnning 13 feel 8 inches from the northeast corner
ilf the lot, anl fronting 22 feet on 10th street by the
depth 6f the lot. ..
Alley ra '.
Alien, J asf (colored)
Bann, Beijimin .
Water ta z
B.ing ihe south part of ihe lot, fronting 32 feet on Mis-
souri street and 79 feet 4 inches on 4j street.
B I-s, Jimns H.
P ivin tsax on interest from November 24, 1840
B 'iemlv, Jhn, heirs of
Brent, EI-,,nor and R.etdt Y.
B ill & F ,rt (Por 1836, $19 71; 1837, 319 71)
Ditto (For 1836, 816 88 1837, $16 88)
Breekenridlge, John .
Dii.) I .
Bullus, John, heirs of
Being the souih part, fronting 25 feet on 7th street by
ihe depth of the I.t.
Bullus, Oscar and Alexander
B.reley, Robert'S. .
]tirch, Thomas .
Boyle, JThn .
Bull, John $ heirs of
Being the east part, fronting 12 feet on A street by the
depth of the lot.
Brooke, Nancy....... (For 1837, 91 80)
B-ing ite w,.st part fronting 25 feet on C street.
Bidy, Nanihiril .(For 1836 40 cents; 1837 40 cents.)
Fir 1\36 32cents; 1837 32cenis.
For 1N36, 17 cents; 1837 17 cents.
For li36i 24 cents; 1837,24 cents
For 1836, 19 cents ; 1837, 19 cents
Bi'nnm, R .bert (colored)
Fronting 16 frdi on I street, and containing 1 540 quaree
Berry, Rhoda L. .
Being the west part, fronting 22 feet on A street by the
depth of the lot.
Birngey. Thomas S.
Buret, Ttmmas A.
Bnder, Jich A..
Being ihe ea-t part, fronting 27 feet 5 inches on Mary-
land aveuiuj, aind running back to the depth of the lot.
SFor 1836, 13 33; 1887, 3 33.
,For 1836 Vr 93; 1837,89 93.
For 1836, 69 cte.; 1837, 69 cts.
CylI-, Francis, hbrs nf
Tax for repairing pavement.
Crown, Hesy .
Core.oran, Tbnionap. and Wmin. D. Henley
Columbian C l.Iege.
F.,r 1834 a17 23; 1835, $17 23; 1836, 811 75; 1837,
ClalRetS, E. L.
SPad ing tax on interest frorn Nov. 1, 1841,
Psvi.g lax on interest from Nov. 1, 1841,
SChapmant, Mary .
Paving tax on interest irom March 1l, 1840,
Di, ii, ditto
Colt, Roswel( L. .
Caldwell Timothy, and James Moore
Davidson, Henry .
Davidson, Justina .
Davidson, Lewis G., heirs of
Davidaon, William .
D,.w...n, Aifrel R. .
Beg.nrnng o', A i.treci, at the distance of 26 feet from
ills s.)uthieB., ,orner ot the square; running thence
barth 152 teet 3 inches; thence east 39 feet; thence
*,.'uth 152 5',.i 3 inch,-s to A street; thence west to
beginning Paving tX, on int',t from Dec. 1, 1842
Dermott, Ann R. .
Dvdidiun, John, heirs of
Davilson, Samuel C.
Daley, Thomas A. .
1 & imi
19 & iml
n i of 27
' t 2
f 875 & imp
318 och. I &
268 pt. 3
293 s 18
323 e 8d
504 1 & imp
183 sub. 1
184 sub. 1
142 pt 7
687 pt 9 10,
11, 12, &
3 & imp
5 & imp.
Years for which taxes are due.
1838. 1 839 A840 1841. 1842.
181 1 81 1 81
31 31 31
25 25 25
14 14 14
19 19 19
15 15 15
31 3 31
2 40 7 65 7 65
4 77 4 77
1 71 1 71 1 71
8 05 805
2 06 2 06
2 06 2 06
2 06 2 06
2 31 2 31 2 31
7 95 7 95 7 95
54 54 54
4 36 4 36
13 35 13 35
10 50 10 50
3t; 48 34 18 34 18
6 00 -
6 98 6 98 6 98
7 49 7 49 49
14 01 14 01 14 01
5 40 5 40
43 73 -
5 92 5 92
43 71 -
175 1 75
1 75 1 75
2 37 2 37
!9 22 -
1 82 182
!9 22 -
1 57 1 57
19 22 -
-2 2 58 2 58
2 70 2 70
8 12 8 12
3 24 3 24
1 61 1 61
1 61 161
2 07 2 07
47 2 47
2 58 2 58
6 03 6 03
3 46 2 46
19 19 -
5 73 5 73
4 09 -
3 00 3 00
4 10 -
8 95 8 95
S 42 42
S 22 22
13 1 20 1 20
1 39 -
1 09 1 09
1 40 -
7 88 7 88
33 18 38 52
3 69 3 69
3 34 12598 125 98
- 26 55 26 55
- 10 29 10 29
- 3 08 3 08
- 72 72
6 74 6 74
8 64 8 64
6 00 6 00 6 54
- 1 31
- 2 58
2 25 -
282 2 '8
3 33 3 33
5 61 59
TO WHOM ASSESSED.
Long3re, J. B.
Tax for grading alley
Tax for reservoir
Ludlow, Thomas W.
Middleton, Arthur .
Being all the unoccupied portions of the square, and
containing 197.082 square feet.
Tax for reservoir
Macgill, Basil .
B-'ing the south part, fronting 26 feet 9 inches on 5th
street by the depth of the lot.
Tax for reservoir
Paving tax, on interest from Nov. 1, 1841
Paving tax, on interest from Sept. 1, 1841
McKean, J. P. .
Being the west part, fronting 26 feet 2j inches on D
street, and extending back 100 feet.
Mackall, Benjamin F.
Mountz, John, in trust for Miss Chateline
Being the eastern one-third part of said lot, having a
front of 17 feet on G street.
Morris, Thomas .
Maxcy, Virgil (For 1836, 36 cents ; 1837, 36 cents)
(For 1836,28 cents; 1837.28 cents)
(For 1836, 36 cents; 1837, 36 cesis)
(For 1836, 41 cents; 1837, 41 cen's)
McKtew, Z. W .. .
Tax for paving alley, on int. from June 10, t84i
Tax for reservoir
Macgill, Thomas .
Being the north part of the lot, fronting 20 feet on 7th
street and 53 feet 3 inches on G street.
Being the west part, fronting 25 feet on G street, by
the depth of the lot.
Morrow, Wtlliam .
Nailor, Allison (For 1837, 56 cents)
Neilson, Hall .
Neale, Henry A. (For 1837, 36 cents.)
Ditto (F,,r 1837, 6 cent..)
Nieholson, Joseph H., heirs
(For 1835, 44 cents; 1836,30 cents; 1837, 30 cts.)
Nicholls, William S.
Being all those parts of said lot not hereitofire convey-
ed by W. S. Nicholls, and containing 6 900 square
Nicholls, W. S., in trust .
Being Wmin. S. Nicholl's undivided moiety.
Porter, Robertha N. and John E.
Being the east part, fronting 25 feet on I street, by the
depth of the lot. .
Tax for p.vine alley, on interest from June 10. 1841
Tax to paving footway, on interest from Oct. 15,1840
Pennoek anil Ash
D i tt o ..
Parrott, Richard, heirs
Phillips; William .
pt 1 &im
6 & Iim
part 8 &
pt 9 & im
TQ WHOMNI ASSESSED.
-_ I I..,.- .. I, .,...,.. ............... - ..... - ----
Evans, Ftench S, .
Elliot, Seth A. .
Paving tax, on interest from 24th Nov. 1840.
Eckloff and Wagler
Fuller, Azariah ,
Foulkes, John E. and others
Fossett, James .
Being the north part, fronting 25 feet 6 inches on 6th
street, by the depth of the lot.
Fletcher, William .
Forrest, Richard, heirs of
Being the south part, fronting 32 feet on 15th street,
by the depth ot the lot.
Being the east part, fronting 31 feet on F street, by the
depth of the lot.
Being the south part, fronting 24 feet 6 inches on 14th
street, by the depth of the lot.
Being the west part, fronting 10 feet on F street, bythe
depth of the lot.
Being one undivided moiety.
Grecnleaf, James .
Hall, David A .
Paving tax, on interest from Jan. 1, 1841
Tax for reservoir
Being one undivided moiety.
Hallidav, R ibert .
SHunt, Samuel, and John Patterson
H bbs, Charles .
Paving tax, on interest from 24'h November, 1840
Paving tax, on interest from 24'h November, 1840 .
Handy, James H., heirs of
Tax f.r paving alley, on ineeste from 10tih June, 1841
Tax for reservoir
Hoover, John .
Henshaw, J.L. .
Hamilton, Matthew, heirs of .
Being the west part, fronting 20 feet on C street, by
the depth of the lot.
Handy, Edward G.
Beginning on Penn. avenue 75 feet 10 inches from the
northeast corner of the .qoare, and running thence
northwesterly 17 feet 3 in thence southerly, at right
angles with said avenue, with said width, 'u a 5 feet
Handy, Samuel W.
Beginning on Penn. avenue 58 ft. 10 in. from the north-
east corner of the square, running thence northwest.
erly 17 feet, thence at right angles to saitd avenue,
with said width, to a 5 feet alley.
Hamilton, Samuel, heirs of
Jones, Walter, and Bank ;f Washington
Kurtz, Daniel .,
Kirby, Francis .
Keller, Jonas P. .
Kemp, Mary .
Kerr, Henrietta .
Kerr, M. A. .
Keir, R. E. .
Lowe, Samuel P., heirs of
Containing 2,978 square feet.
Law, Thomas, heirs of
Tax for removing nuisance on interest from July 1,1841
4 & imp.
5 & imp.
6 pt. f & g
Ill & imp
11 & imp
wi. & imp
9 & Imp
10 & m,
ill & imnr
Years ftor which taxes are due.
1839 1840. 1841.
1 27 1 27
2 3-2 232
83 83 83
2 58 -
21 1 21 11
1 38 1 38
138 1 38 1328
19 04 19 04
1 89 1 89 189
11 0 011 i 11 01
28 971 28 97
25 62 25 62 25 62 76 86
1 50 1 50 1 50 4 50
13 00 13 0(
13 001 13 00
12 671 12 671
q 3 46
93 88 3 88 93 88 93 88
5s 521 5861 525
2541 part 13
TO WHOM ASSESSED.
14 & imp
Phillips, W illie. : ..
Queen, Nicholas L
Being the north part, fronting 32 f~ed on 9dl street, and
extending back 115 feet.
exeding ak11 et
Richardson, David .
Tax for removing nuisance
Rose, David (For 1836,3Wets ; 1837,36atm.)
Rozier, Henry . (For 1837, 13ots.)
1838. 1839. 1840. 1841. 4 124".
4 & Intl
.3 & Imp;
-20 & mm1
23 01 -
13 11 13 11
southwest 4U feet, wo viniriia avenue, thncuo witb
said avenue westwardly 69 feet to beginning. -
Van Ness, John P. 374 pan 13 1 71 1 11
Alley tax, on interest from June 10,1841 24 66
Wright, Joel 118 pt&imr. 6 94
Wallace,James E1025 5 27 11 11
(For1836,827 cents; 1837,27 cents.) -
Whalen, Nicholas 408 W 3 7 50
Waddell, W. C. H. 316 5 57
Ditto 61 6 57
Willink, William, and others 0 8 3- 10 10
Ditto 4 ~ 5 5
Ditto 9" 3 10 10
Ditto $ 9
Ditto 9 9
Ditto 9 9
Ditto $ 9 9
Ditto 9 9 8
Ditto 101 I0
Ditto 917 U 1 6.4
Ditto 28 13 13
Ditto 8 16 16
Ditto 9- 1 11
Ditto It 8 8
DittoM 13 13
Ditto 14 13 13
Ditto ,, 16 16
Ditto 941 3 -
Ditto 6 6
Ditto I 9 99
Ditto 9 1. 12
Ditto 940 2 18
Ditto 3 18 1B
Ditto 4 I 6
Ditto 8 l a
Ditto 91 I 18
Ditto I I 18 18
Ditto 9 a 3 7 7
SDitto 4 7 7
pit0 . 8 8
Ditto 8 8
Ditto 6 78
Ditto 7 Fi
Ditto 8. 7 7
Ditto 9 14 14
Ditto 10 7 7
Ditto 987 J 66
Ditto 8 8
Ditto ., I. 8
Ditto 9 9 9
Ditto 10 9
Ditto 11 6 F
Ditto 12. 6 6
Ditto I 9 "9
Ditto g, o 9 9
Dtto 21 10 10
Ditto 1L22. 4 7
Walker Dorcm 106 6&iml 6 4416 44
Wood, Ferdinand F., hoir of 4071 7 & m 6 85
D i t. .... .. ......... '
Ditto -. P .ia 919
''Ditto' 2 8 7'
Walker, Henry 107 1&i 280 3 35
Wells, John, jr. 241 all & Iml
Ditto NoNo. e 249 a
Willismson, Josfeph 41 9 & ml
Ward, Ulysses, inpt. Cassandra Ward 403 plO & in 1 1 1 19 1 19
Being the south part, frenting 90 Jest on 8ih street, by
the depth of the It. ...
pavng t, on Wirtit fOB.Jan.l 1, 1l "" 17 53
far The rmahner ef Io dletrameaMS s mwAtM *r p46-1]
S A .. 1 .A
Rench, Jacob, and Lodowick Young
Riley, E 0.
Shaffe, Arthur, heirs of
Sidebotham, Wm., heirs
Semmes, M. A. E.
Being the west part, fronting 20 feet on
Semmes & Murray
Stretch, Susan A., and B. B. Scott
Sewall, Thomas, of Baltimore
Simpson, Tobias, heirs of
Shaw, John, and D. G. Day
Thomas, Hope ..
Being the north part, fronting 17 feet on 10th street,
by the depth of the lht.
Thompson, Joseph ..
Being the middle part of the lot, and fronting 20 feet
on I street.
Alley tax, on interest from June 10, 1841
Being the south part, fronting 20 feet on 10.h street,
by the depth of the lot.
Van Cortland, Philip
Van Coble, Aaron, & Co.
Venable, Charles, heirs of
Beginning for the same at the southlweet corner of the
square, and running north on 7th esset 41 feet, thence
east 78 feet 1 inch, thence south 26 f.et, thence
-.L- Atn Fe-. .- Wt :. ---_.-.... :.l