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'From FAvrcaTtta Elegy rritd Morality tai Hope.' J
OAT, most I toil via foliowfnt rsltyr";
lo ell their coarser or their subtle fornu,
The virioui folliti 6b my peace that prey,
T, OnlyT at length,, to fill ta- prey of worm'?
' When loft of knowledge moit intense shH glow,
When mott ! value ressoii'e precious light i' .
Then must' I cease, for ever cease to know ? ' '
-Then ressuas lamp go out id endless night ?''-'
Heaven's beauteous works, with clearer views survey'd
Whn with devouser awe,, mine eycasdote
' Shall iheii lair object fron bebt them fadfl.
And I admire thin beauteous works no more ?
Or wai I (ornd vs'io desire to feel
-Of lovely truth,. their radiaut face that hide?
Truth that to me their cjiarm matt ne'er anvcil,
for eyr to Tmy langiog eyei denied ?
While the brute ft Ue w.ith happier dulneii'feleet, '
No'painful sense of atrayen'd knowledge-shove ;
Jn eaay ignorance allncurions rest.
Content their feliowt aod iheir -food to kaow
Wat 1 inforrri'd with jhjU more .stirring rririd,
To mouru a night no Jawn ahall t'er reinOTe f
Siting dir I oe'er em doorn'd to find,
WTih aoxious, ItuiHeaa aicpi, otdiin'd to fove f
To 'weint'rBt-alluffag f otra 'bf. sociej well, ,
Whtre mindi, in order moving, all jgreei
An Jin awcet chime ihe silver apherea excel,
' Yt ric'it ia act tbo loveJy pictuto aee
iTo spend ray soul n life consuming arght,
'That men oa mn with asvsgc rage ihould prey
Nor hope to see fairer scene arise, "'""'
..Whose iwlling image ihall my p4ne rr pay t
The noblest want which nature knowa 10 raisj,
Sty, shall she leave alone without hi ood ?
" Leave,' while each lower tliirtt her care allays,
Vnalack'd the lofty wisn for boaodless 9d ?
, 4 , - -
' VThi'e for ssc humbler power her hands have made,
t Trwie fault a field alampUcope yrepsft
k Tor oaty fin,, while water path are spread.
For winnowing wtege the liquid plaint ot aif ;
- Shall scuts, cquipp'd with woed'roui powers tofi
Th.ouyi the vat tracts of ruin's and virtues tcign,
. Be nv'er allow'd to tail that glorious sky,
Cag'd in this narrow Use, a id 'Wirg'd in vain
Cease caac my song to moinnvhe lot of isaiI I
Revoke the murmur and recalUe teirl
It caw not bt that natorc't faultless plat)
To him alone deuua a suited sphere.
T(e ealc pioltKis of this acrtvi Kfcaia, .
rThouh now a li'tle s :! eucls Uicit flights,
At leal -aha t smamsmt the a.k shall fhd,
.And soar wittiuat conuul, cilsitial hsichti I
The Hon. -Captain John Murray, e
ni i t Bsltiuvira Lit yrt inthe months
of July an I Annuity fo!d a curricle to Je
irtcne liumiaparit; brother to the; Fifft
Cw.is'ul oi b rnce, (now Emperor,) ' ha-
vin the Arni (u; nJ Motto () or the
fjiutly paifjeal upoo it. Jerome-bad drt
yeti ottt; Hwn fttveral tioti, in the cut
ride, jn'ixphu rciuro, lodged it lit the
Lack yard in th F ouotain linn. 'One
day when fecral gentlemen treie looking
at the currtcW,' one of them rcnvarketl
that th Arrruirut bjtn) gnd the Motto
vcrc Telr-Japtedauthe otmeand.fyr
luneot Jcrome's'iimv.y. 1 rue replied
another, but he has, I prefume, cpme by
thefe arim and rauon hit brother did by
sli-ujicc( titt ktntllljiot know
thef to be iny Lvi Ounmtrt'i arir.i, anJ
Xlut b"' motto. 'Thii being nirnfioiied ut
tl:-: pubUr uWotn the Inn raifrd a laugh
of which, ic M pabibk, ' Jerome had te
reitcd; inlojputioo, at vLc armi and mm.
tu vvcie nibbed tHit ncx I morning; and
no'ii.n4 irft but the ornament whuh was
around ihcio.- " ' ,
fuj I rtp, 9til st nit man uiid ci
Juggtr i'r l)4dt 4J ItJ Kith athaifl
in it $flt 'r.
(I) fu'rth Ftftnne nnifil tht tttrt.
' t M PUIiOB Q F H A U R A'lT
AJI t lhnr th fatr, JiiJ
Myttlj, Emtrt,f vf Gcrfl to hit Lc9ir
LauoiVi Ana (K,s;n.r.MrK,
1 KNOW iM which
it mo.t pillf'd lu'J irtfrl upm fWrjr tttt;
1 am trx'ly to hurt wit It gratitude saach
Xrct;ttc il and tramtcmUnt prtwfi of ytir
aiii'tnctun attachment, rvr Uav
ni.r, )our oik iMc, lioacit and worthy
. ttt.ri'tm tike, created ftpjtttancoHy tbf tt
W,tUe r.nffcaoa of ;anAT4. Tioud
i',4y 'fni ISfti ! may llaaar thf Fit nt
enjov thi ctittaMa honour you bits o frcsrlr
rui.frnrd. t"X l,u mf,rjr r6irrett!
Vimi i ,e mwW man tmptror; I not
I Mi ii-rl; by mAir.c; jeu Starti:
,.!! nvt Mipport y icir by acti of ttutUj
iriH tjrcnny; T want no $Iameluke.o protect
hie from the dagger of the distracted rela
tive jof ihost I have murdered ; no Legion of
Honour, ot -Legion of Devils to surround my
person ; - No ! HAi-the First is not a Coi
skan ; he-is "an Englishman, and English hearts
engender no; such crimes, and need'-'ho such-
"protection. You may live happy during niy
Emperorship; jou may warm the cockles' of
your heart by awallowirig a bumper glass of
the best Cordial Gin ; and your Emperor yi'
not forceou to mix Bitters yiith it? yon may
fill a pipe of the best Virginia i and. quietly
r moke it without fear of a bayonet being thrust
unjo y our bodies. I will neither 3oijt, prison
or strangle you. . If you prove tired of my
Reign, should you wish me to iudge, I am
' off in the twinkling of a Pig's -whisper ; I'll
-candle directly ! Dare every Emperor s'aj as ::
i muck! But that dreadful day will never come;
the Emperer of Garrett loves ; 'hii Subjects, .;
land his Subjects' Wives and D aught ers and
,'ihey. love'.him, and even the infant oflVpringi
Of his People exdaim HARRY THL. EMPE
.RQR FOREVER !! Londm paper.
a REMASKABLE DEATH.
Bied Ute'y, at Canada TtyfstJ:Fb!t.
aged ioa ; a native of.Chi(i3, bMightto5
America in early yOuih. . He isaid to;
' have -deifccrided irom the race of ancient .
Chinefe Emperors ; and being of flrong
powers of mind and body, inftituied in
Canada, a fociety by the name of " Rouf-
iu'tuckt?' in imitation of thole of his own .
native country, and in Europe ; fcveral
branches of which are now in exiftence in
ihc Unite,d States. Some of the objefAs
of thefe fociie.iies are to obtain and pie-1
ferye the "citric fuias of natute, to forward
the arts and fciences, and to 'pradttce o-
ly'mp.ic game, tec. It .was in the act of
attempting 'to throw an iroti fpear, weigh
ing 6oo lbs. it a mark 26 feet oft, (and
which he effected) that he came by fvis
death, having produced a violent hemor
srhage. The friends and acquaintances of
the deceafed will recal his many virtues
and talents to remembrance with affec
tion; and the ' Afiatic, European, and
American-Societies of Rouflicouche; of
man of wliicr he wis on honorary mem
ber, "will hear oi his death with deep re
iasa Tk fr iff" r "
TO THE EDITOR OF THE KENTUCK
EY PALLADIUM. .
Frankfort, Dec. J2, I804. .
. No circumstance relating to the history
Of the western coyutry. probably ha excited,
at different times,- more general attention Mid
anxious curioMty, than the opinion that a ua-
' tion of white men, speaking the V ekh lan
guage, rtrMde high up on the Missouri. I!y
. some tht: idjf a is treated as nothing but the
siitr'estiorYrtf-bold imposture and easy crc-
"dblity':fw.pTrsf,othvrs regard it us a fact fully
authentic'ated by Indian tcstitnony and the
report of'Vnrious travelleta worthy nfcivdit.
The fact is accounted for they say. by recur- ,
rjng to a 'passage in the history of (Ii tat-Iiri-tairi,
wbicli reU'ts that several years before ;
the dic.ovtry of Ameiica by Christopher
V-olutnbus, is certain Welch prince embarked :
feom bis native country with a large party of
enigrauU-thtt after some time a vessel or
two came lta('k with the account that they
had discovered a country fr to the westward,
and that they act sail again with a U i rein- '
forcemenl and never returned ary more.
The eouutry which thest adventurer disco-' '
vered, it has been supposed, was the conti- ;
nent of North America, and it f.ai fyeii con-
jeetared, that they Undcd on this coniir.t-nt i
' spme w1ere in iVe gulph of Mexico, and from
thenc proceeded northward 'till they got out
of Viic reach olthe hostilcnatitcs, and urut
. cl themselves in the upper country of. Mis-soutiTUnr-accrttmsiiecfrditHylM-
bcen published within the last CO rears of pcr
ns who in consequence either of accident
-or the ardour of curiosity have made them
arlvcs acquainted with a nation of men on
. the 3rtiouri, oscing the complectioit of
' EurtrjK-ans, and th langtiagr uf Wrlshment.
, Cot1d the fact U well established, it wuidd
afford perhaps, tbe most satisfactory solution
of the difficulty occasioned by a view of the
a rious ancient fortifications 'with which the
Ohio caunlry abounds of any lint has ever
', Itscn offered- Those fortifications wrrcoi-
tlcnijy, never made by the Indiana. The In-
dun art of war presents nothing of the kind.
The probability loo is that the persons who
constructed them were ct that time scqnouit
ejj svith the Use of iron t the situation of those
fortifications, whlrh are unifonnlr in the
. tnri firtile Undoftbe country, indicates that
loose who madaUiasn, were an agiicultural
people, and the rtirurVklle care and skill
wiUi wjiich Ujey were eaecuttd, aRonl train
of the Renius of a iojjc, who relied mwe on
their military skdl Uian on their tuimbcra
The gnnwtb of the trees upon thrm, is very
compatible with the idea Uist il U trot more
than ftOu years sgo that ihey wcr abandon
ed. , Hiese Hints, hnwevcy, arc thimn out ra
ther to ex,ul enquiry, than by wy of advarv
ring any derided opinion on the subject. 11a
ving.ncttr tnct vhh any of the persons wlro
tiad scrn these white Americans, tw ami
received their 1f stimony near tbo sotirc, t
hare almsy entertained roinidefatrk doubts
ttif4tt t'.i fsct. Ijt erang howctrr, Mr.
Jflm Childa of Ja44roir count jr, a rnlll
man, wiih whons I have bent long artpipint.
, ed, and Mho ii will ktwMtttd U i max
rveracit, comraututated ia.rtlattoii to m;,
waucn itii.aii c vcmsj - ypycar iu nic;riiieriuu9
After he had rcjated it in conver-
sation, I requested him to repeat it, and com
mitted it to writing. It has certainly some
internal marks of authenticity. The country
which is described waa altogether . unknown
in Virginia when the relation was given, and,
was probably very little known to. the Shawa- ,
nese Indians. Yet thejiccount of it agrees ,,
verv,remarkably with laity discovtrics. . On
the other hand, the .sory of the large anl-,
ml, though by no means .incredible, has
something of the air of fable ; and it does not
satisfactorily appear how4 the . . long period
which' the. party were absent was spent tho'.
Indians are, however, eo much accustomed
tty loiter(away their time, that .' many , weeks ,
and eyen mouths, may probably Itve been,
spent in indolent repose.
VVitbout detaining you any more with pre-:
,!iniinary remarks, I will proceed to the har
ration as' I receivetLit Jt om fiom-MrXiliilds
Maurice Griffith, a native of Wales which
country he left wjieniie as about 16 years,
of age, was 'taken, a prisoncby , a party , of ,
Sliawanese Indians, aiiuoutiQ years ago, neai
Vosse's fort, onthe head of Koanoke riveiv
in Virginia, aftd carried to ; the Shawauvse'
nation- Having staid there about two, years
.and a half,' he found that five young .mtn of
the tribe, had a desire of attempting, to explore
the source of the Missouri. He prevailed
upon Ihern to admit him. aa one of the party.
They set out with six good rifles, and with
: six pound of powder a piece, 'of which ;they
were of course very Cartful. On Teaching
the mouth of the Missouri they were struck
with the csti aordinary appearance occasion
ed by the intermixture of the muddv waters !
of the Missouri, and the clean transparent
stream of the Mississippi. .They' staid two
or three das amusing-themselves with the
view of this novel sight: tbey then determi
ned oiuhe course which the khould pursue
which happened to be so nearly in the course V
At the river, that they frequently came with
in sight ot it as they proceeded 6x1 their jour
ney. After travelling about 30lars .through
pretty farming wootl land, they came into,
fine open prairies, on which nothing grew but
long, luxuriant grass. There was a 8ucces-
sion of these, vaiying in size, some being 8 or ',
10 miles across, but' one of them so long,
that if occupied three days to travel through
it. In passing through this Urge prarie they
were much distressed for. water and provi
sions, for thev seldom saw either beast or
bird, anrl thotigh there was an abundance
of suit springs, freshwater was very scarce,
In' one of these prairies, the salt springs
ran into small ponds, in which'as the weath
er wns hotr the water had stink and left the
edes of the ponds so covered w ith salt, that
they fully supplied themselves with that arti
cle, and might easily have collected bushels
of it. As they were travelling through the
prairies, they had likewise the good fortune
to kill an a hi ma', which wus nine or ten feet
high, and of a bulk proportioned to its height.
They hod -wen two ofihe ame species be-"$
fore, and they saw tour of them . altcrward3.
They were swift foaled, and they bod nei
ther tusks nor hornsi Ai.tr' having passed
through the long prarie, t'.-.ey made it a rule
never to enl?r on one whir h they could not
sec across, 1 ill tilt y had supplied themselves
with a suftiriency of jerked venison, to last
"several days. After having travelled a consi
derable tune through tbe p airics, they came
to very extensive icatl mines, wncre they
smeltrd the ore and furnished themselves
with what lead they wanted. They aftcr
w irds came to two ntpper. mines, one of
which was three milei through, and in seve
ral places they met-With rocks of copper ore
as large as houses.
When about 13 dsyi jnuniey from the se
cond copper mine, thry came in sight of
-white mountains, which though itwssinthe
heat of Summer, appeared to them to be co
vered with snow. The sight naturally tKci
tetl considerable astonishment, but on their
approaching lbenmuntahivjhejr discovered,
that instead of snow, they were covered with'
immense botlies of white aand. They hadj
in the mean time passed through about ten
nations of Indians, from whom they received
very friendly treatment. It was the Practice
of iheuarty to exercise the office of spokes-
man in rotation; and when the language of
any nation through whkh they ped was un
known lo ihem, it wss the duty of the spokes
man, a duty In which th then never ii.ter
fcred, to convey their meaning by appropriate
The IsHor of travelling through the deep
sand of the mountains, was cxrcl, but at
length they relieved ihcmsclyct of this dif
ficulty by following the course of a shallow
river, the bottom of which being level, they
made their way to tho top of the snountainst
wilh tolerable convenience .
After passing the nviunUin tbey entered a
fine, fertile tract of land, which having It
veiled through for several dys, tly acci.
dentally met with thr s4t not tu 11
a , rr . l 1 , ' . 1 . .
) inuisn arena, urumn imrnctnswir unucr
siood their language, as it were pure eJaJs,
' ihotigh they occasionally made use of a few
wortiS villi wiucn or wit not aiu-timc..
However as it happened o U the turn of one
of bis Shiwaiv-ve cotopsnious to act at
spokesman, or lnicrpt" l b prtscrved a
rrofuund silenct, aod never cr?c them any
intimation that he) MndrvAooihe languspe
of their ntw companies ' I
Alter protoouinsj wivu turni iuww ovc
day journeys they came to the vitUge of
thtsi white men, wisest lUy fouad that the
whole ration vere of the same colour, hav
Injsll the r.uropein cosncaion. The tbrt
men lowk Utcta ihoujh lUir viUigf fur
-''' ' 'X '
bout the space flruen tnilc?, when ley
came to the cowi house.t which a n
aembly of ihe km 1(s chcr cf tw l)a-
waa4ii4liai.. LM., The c&tir.cil
lasted three days, aVaB ,he tlrngers wire
not suppossa to oe aiJamlei w-lth their 1; n
guage, tbey. were sykj 1o be presti.t at
thcir d.eliberations. Tv gret question be
fore the council m, why COnduct sheukt be
observed towards ihe stram. vr(0 tht ir -fire
arms, their knives ajiTie,r tomahawks,
it was concluded tbey ;were warlike people,
-it .was conceived that tjie were sent ; to
look out for, a country for the, nation, that
if they were .suifered to returV they , might
'exretabodypf povrerful invat, s, but that
,if these si. men were put to deAli, nothing
wquld be known, of their country nd they
would still enjoy their possession inwurity.
It.was finally determined that they slVc
put to death. Griffith then thoughthhat it
was time for bim .to speak, lie adVressetl
ahe- Luuucil in the -AY elshIanguage.iJll
informed them that they had not bemv- se
by any nation.: that a.i they were Rctuat
merely by priVatc curWuv they had no ho
tile intentions, that it wus iheir wiah to tra
the Missouri to tts: sour, and that t!:r
should return to their coulury satisfied with
the discoveries, jthey had made, without ajy
wish to disturb the repose of thci!vjew . c
quaintarkces. -An instant astonishment glew
etl;iii the coontnances not only of ihe jJ :Hiii-',
cil bttt of .bis Shawaoeae componionn, who
clearly saw that he was understood ijr the
people of their country. Fuji cnnfiilencr 1
wasat'ouc, givn'Ao.-hi8 derUratious.; the 1
1 . . I - ' . . I 1 ! a 1 a m
iving ravanceu anq gave mm ma liana. 1 lie-
abandoned the design bf putting hifr&nd his
companions to death., and from that moment
treated them with tbe utmost friendshin.
Griffith ami the bhuwanesc continued eight
months in the nation but were .deterred from i
prosecuting their researches up the Missouri. !
by the advice of the peolde of the-' country
.a' r l : a . . . '
wiio innrmea Uiem iul tiiey liaa gone a
twelve months journey up the river but found
it as large there as it was in their own cotrf
try." As to . the history of this people, he
could learn nothing satisfactory. The only
account they could give was that their' fore
fathers had. come up the river from a' very'
distant country, -Thev'.had no book?, no
no other people by marriage t there waa not
a dark skinned man in the nation. There
numbers were very considerable. There was
a continued range of settlements on the river
for fifty miles, and there were, within hi
spac three large watercourses which fell in
to the' Missouri,' on the banks of each of
which likewise, they were settled. He, sup
posed that there must be 50,000 men in the
nation, capable of bearing arms. Their
clothing was skins well dressed. Their
houses were o.ade of upright posts and the
bark of the tires. The only implements
they had bad to cut tht m with were ,ton
tomahawks. They had no iron, their arms
were bnurt unci arru-a. Tliev bail some sil - .
vcr which" hud been han.meied with atoni c
into coarse ornaments, but it did vot appear
to be pure. They had neither horses, ent
ile, sheep, hogs, nor any domestic or tame
animals." They lived by hunting. He said
nothing about their religion - .'
Griffith', and his companions had some
1 1 mm imn tinnliau:V utitti . thm. WilK
hcie ibey cut down si tree and prepared it
for a canoe to. return home in : but their
tomahawks were so great' a curiosity, and
the people of the country were to eager to
handle them, that their canoe waa coropleltt!
with a very little labour. When this wort
was accomplished, they proposed to leavu
their new Iriends Griffith, however, Laving
promised lo visit them again. Thry de
scended the river with considerable speed
but amidst Sequent dangers from the ra
pidity of the current, particularly when pas
sing ihrough the white mountain" Vhei
they reached the Shawsncse nation, they
had been absent; for two years and a hulf.'
Griffith supposed that when they travelled
they went-at the-rate of about fifteen miletL
a day. He staid but a fear months with the
Indians after tbeir return, as a favourable)
opportunity offered itself la him to rsacN
lus friends in Virfir.L. He came with a
hunting party of Indians to the head wattta
of Col river, which runs Into New river
not far above the falls. There lie left tho
Shawanese, and esstly reached the settle
mcnts on Hounoke Mr. Childs knew him
before he wss tskea prisoner, and saw him a
few days after hit return, when h narrated
to him the preceding circumstances. Grif
5th was universally regarded as a steady
honest man, and a niao of strict veracity.
Mr. Childs hat alwsya pi ice a" the utmost
confidence in hit account of himself and hit
travels, and hat no snore doubt of the truth
of hit nlation, tban if he hsd seen the whole
himself. Whetkcr Cnffiih be tlitl alive or
not he doet not know.
W hether hi kit a be correct or not, we
thall probably iutve a better opportunity of
iiiirrinr- f,n ir rt-itirtt ni I itiiiini spuria
Clark who th6ugh thry msy not penct
at far as Griffith alledged he Lad done,
probsliy learn enough tl the country to
enable us id determine whether the account
given by Griffith 1 a fiction r truth.
I am, Sir. your humble servant.
, HARRY TOL'LMIN.
A DWFU.IS'G House on the West side
a . 01 rronitrtct, ana a vvarewiouse era,
thewsrf. Apply to
January IS. JOHN BRADLEY