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VOLUME rllKUMBER 27
. : jr. ii. ciinisTV & co., ;
fMtixriof th(&vt, Treatistj 'of thi Vi S.
' n,i. nsnci Li iublishfcd wccUf." at Two; Dol.
URi 4KO ji'irrr Ckot per annttm, in sdranc1 of
Thick IJoiaam, i! payment do uciaycu hut iu
ttceipt of tlo lOlh Number from the time of Bub.
bribing. OT Thtit- term wilt, in H cases, be
ittktly adhertd to. J - - '
No ub!riptioB diacontinued (except at the op
tk)H of the publishem) until ell rreanie are paid.
O" ATMTKtVM will be InaertcQ for On
Dollar per ?qnare, for tlife first, land Twenty-five
Cento for each utfejnBnt Insertion. - A liberal
deduction will bo made from the regular prices for
- advertiser by theean t
Cstr It is not "cenerally kifewn that iobio
Generals were tit ona- time residents of
Alabama. ' From.on' oxccediDgly oblo ud.
dress delivered beforo a liternry society ia
the University of AIabaniauy; Aicxamie
B. Meek," Esq., we make the iolloff.ing ex.
The overthrow of Napoleon was ful-
sands of .those-who had been the most con.
spicuons maintainors of his eoliossal owcr.
Of these a large "numbe r came to the Unl
tri States tnoi)2 - them e re Generals
who had wor laurels in the proudest fields
of European valor and ossisted id the de
thronement and feoronatibn of monarchs
II!. P ' i laj-liAft. iiTi
OVCr millions Ol eUtJWin, uuiauivo
had figured in the voluptuous-, drawing:
rooms of Bt.' Cloud, :'0nd gliur6d- in the
pmilcs and fuvof of Josephine and Marie
Antoinette.-, Wi'tbjbe irrepressible enthu
Kiam of tim nation, they thought to find in
the quietude and peace of our forests, nq
Arcadian exchange for the aristocrntical
establishments and gilded saloons of Paris,
'fliey wished to dwell together, and to form
a miniaturo republic of their own, subject,
however, to tho sam6' laws as the citizens
of the Union,', Accordingly, thcy petition
cd Congress to grant them a portion of the
public lands iff the Sjuth-Wcst.' ! This was
done by an" act of Ma rch tho 3J ,"18 17,
granting ..tWWiQUiLownsbipsof Jand,-to
be selected oy tliemsomcwljere in tho ter-
. . r i- r.i
crant were, that the erhijiranW should cul
tivate the vine upon ono acre in each quar
ter sectionj and the olive upon another? and
hi the end of fourtocn-ycarshouldpay tle
tieneral Government two dollars an acre,
for a fee simple title to tho land. 7 Among
tho grantees was- Marshal . Grouchy, the
hero of Linden; and the present minister
of War for France I ; General Lefcbre De-nmiMiw.-
riuko of Danzvic and a Marshal
and Peer of France, who had distinguished
himself in all the great battk oi opoie
on 5 General &unt Clausel, General Count
Real, the two Generals AHemand, and Ge.
jierals Vandamme, Lkahalt Penniers and
Garnier do Sufrttes f with a number ol other
among the. composing stars ot that galaxy
of reafness. which encircled tha "Sun of
thn slficnless!'? - Under tho direction of
these men, the location-of the -colony was
made unon tho'Tombecbee river, in what is
now the county'vof Marengo. During .the
year, emigrants nea tbe number of four
hundred, arrived mndtook possession of the
soil which was portSoneiamong them by
lottery. .They, however, did not disperse
to any great extent through the country,
. hut principally settled down In two villages,
the one called 'Demop'olis, tipon the Bite
whuro the v'lllige with tho same name now
TtandsTand thd otbercalled Eaglcsvllle, siti"
uatfid unn, the Black Warrior river, a
short distance above Dcmbpolis." ;- In this
latter village most of tho distinguished men
1 have named resided.- Upon, tho colony
they bestowed the name of Marengo, which
is still preserved in the country r other re
lics of their nomeuclature--drawn simi
iarly from battles i"n -which some of them
had brdiuguished--are to be found in
the villages of Linden and Areola.- In the
spring, after their; emigration, they pro
ceeded to the cultivatioh-of the wilt-and
wr-rp snnn ePtilf d (lownio the ocCunationST'
P aM;.,r(iT,,1 ltr '
" A more sinmilar spectacle thanthe one
thus presented, is rarely to be found in the
leaves of history. It is true that Gincinna
tus, when ho saved Home from, tho irrup
tions of her foes, returned to the plough he
bad abandon'ed.f "But here w6 have instan
ces of men; who bad been aetorsjn sccucs,
which, in military' magnificence, far tran
scended the wildest imaginings of ..the Ro
.ians -turning from the theatre ;of their
ibrrAer triumphs, and 0xclianging the sword
for the ploughshare and .the spear for the
pruning book. In "moral dignity, Indeed,
the advantage is "all in favor of the ancients
for these are driven from their cpun'try
by compulsion but . in other respects the
iarallel is not unequal. '. Who that would
lave looked upon Marshal Grouchy or Go.
neral Lcfebvrc, as, dressed in plain rustic
habiliments the straw hat,' the homespun
coat, tlic brogan shoes they drove the
plough in the open field, or wielded the ase
in tlie new ground clearing would if ac
nuaintrd witli their history, Jiave dreamed
that those farnicr.looking men had sat in
tlie councils of nionarclis, and bad headed
- mighty armies? "Doyouknow sir"
id a citizen to a traveller, in 1819, pass-ing-thc
road from Areola to Iwirlesvillc
Do you know sir, who is that fine looking
man who iu3t ferried you across the creek?
tNo-iwho Hhe f1 ' TliatBir.said
tlie" citlzeoj'f ' is the; officer who command
ed Napoleon advance guard when ho ru.
turnea Jrom liioa: rt, -"Great
'as is the contrast, it was peiK
haps." greater wjth tfiQ femaloart of the
colonists. , Here, dwelling la cabins, ana
engaged Sri bumble attention to the spinning
wheel, and tho loom, or handling the wecu
ing-lioe and the rake, in thei rjittla ga rdens ,
were matrons and maidens, who lmq been
born id proud.titles and high estates who
had moved as stars of particular adoration,
amid the fashion -and refinement and im.
periul display of tho Court of Versailles.
Ana yefrto their;honor ba it stated-not
withstanding the rustic and ill-proportionec
circumstances around them they did not
appear dispirited or miserable. Nothing of
11 ! 1 1 . . J! -
angeis ruincu was visioie inxiieirconui
tion. ' They were contented smiling
happy, As cultivated women always may,"
fthcy Tjifliised rOTnnherft7"Bnd--ovcT"thr
restless feelings f (heir sterner relatives,
the softening graces ot the heart, and that
intellectual -glow, which, as Wordsworth
has said , of tho retired bcuufviof a .High.
i . .- . -... .:. ... -. ' . -. ', -. w
. " Mtikcs a Eimslune in a shady place."
4 " BuL not tho least amusing", as"wcH as
singular.- circumstances, : to which tneso
Freuch colonists were exposed, arose Irom
their connection with thc aujacent Ameri
can inhabitants. ' Who can think of tho
celebrated officers-f-have- named,- being
drilled and rnustered by ono ot our orclina-
ry militia -captains, and not feci emotions
of the ; supremely ridiculous 7 And yet
such, I am informed, was repeatedly the
case! -Many amusing incidents resulted
from their ignorance of our.ianguago.' OaeT,
not uoworthy of preseivation was this
An officer became engaged in a fight with
a citizen of our villages. 1 hey used only
the weapons which nature had given them.
The Frenchman, getting the worst of tho
battle, desired to surrender according to the
ordinary signal in such cases. But he could
not think of tho word " Enough !" t he
only phrase he could recall, which he had
ever heard on such occasions, was the word
" hurrah.1' -This he continued to shout,
until the bystanders, cuessing his nieaninz, 1
removed Ju amnuunr""7" - .,-,;.
For two or three years, the colonists
appeared -prosperous and happy and seem-
toral state, so sweetly sung by the Mantuao
bard, and; which they had cuught from the
pages of Chateaubriand .and Rosseau. But
q. change eameoer two spirit ot their
drcam.. The country was found unsuited
to tTie "cultivation of tho vino and the olive.
The restless'wpirUs of the leaders which
had been formed and tutored to act a part
in those games which loosen thrones and
crack the; sinews of whole nations, could
not be content with the quiet circumstances
of their backwoods home? in an "ago of
startling incident, when war "was afoot and
tlie-far vibrations of its stormy music was
heard rliko tho Macedonian invitation, in
their Sylvan solitudes."" Inducements were
fli6rdwouno-sffmB ofrty thetruggrmg
States of South America : and the iorryinan
left his flat, and theiougbman his furrow,
for posts of honor In the army of Bolivar.
For some,' the decrees of their banishment
wern ; revoked r ana I icvrTcturned no la
belle Frahce,--fowhich in their cxilo
they had felt til tnaladia dupnys, to preside
in her Senates or to head her armies. See
ing their leaders thus leaving them, the ein
igrants in largejiuirib.ers returned to "their
native country, or sought more congenial
homes in our South-western cities. The
rights of ,thsbil passed into the hands of a
fcw. Congress at intervals exempted them
from the requisitions of the grant, and ulti
mately included them in the provisions of
the general preemption law of 1833. The
colony thus passed away ; and though there
are many of the origiual families, at least
of their? descendants, yet residing in the
couutry, a stranger, would in vain iook
nmonff the black lands and the Moaa cotton
fieldrofrIarengo, for the simple patches
viponr-n-htch tle Duke oFDantxier Coonthrtnnve
Clausel nttempted to cultivate the olive and
Shoe Stati!tu;s. A Lynn shoemaker, writing
lia the BoUn Atla... pvet aome wterestw.g
in relation to the number of lioe and boots iin.
ported front France.xJ'he quantity of boot fair
ly entered from France, last your, waa 16,848
pain, bcaidc( thoae from olhci'countritu, whicli is
an increane of sixteen hundred per cent in cijrht
years; and the custom is daily becoming nifjro
common, for gentlemen to send out tbeir measure
and order directly from the manufacture. Owing
to,, this, Forr'a boot re now as well known in
iNew York and Boston as m Paris.
Of Ladies shoes, the quantity imported last
year, was 72,132 pairs, which is an increase of
more than four hundred per cent, in eight years.
In this. We make no calculation for those brought
intjthe country in other ways than through the
custom bouse, which, a wey are not puuiy, is no
doubt vcrv large. ' . ;
But, rapid as the inemse of importations from
France, wo have more to fear from Germany, and
other continental countries, under a reduced duty,
than from France, as they can furnish the medi
um ouabties, which are worn by the mase of our
people, and at a ruinous low price, -i ,-
How then, emphatically asks the writer, can
we compete with thejoreigncr, whftn tle duty is
reduced to twenty per cent ? , . -
f Ahacharsis," though a Scythian,' uttered
sonllments as beautiful as" those of Plato
himscU". , Among his fine sayings is one :
".The vino bears three grapes ; the first Is
that of pleasure, tne second is that of drunk
ctincss, the third is that of sorrow."
r The road to ruia.
The following report of a case recently
tried before the Criminal CourVof St.' Louis,"
is full of interest. To young men particu
larly, the "relation oddresses itself with pe
culiar force and directness , and it for their
benefit , thoj we repeal through our columns
the voice of warning whicli.it utters.
Baltimore American. ": .-" . ', - '
- i, 2,- Reported for the Peirant. . - ' 1
t ST. LOUIS CRIMINAL COURT."
Tho Stato , t 1 . fndictmtnt for
,.1 ' e. '" -', ' passing-Counterfeit ,
Augustus V. Jones. V . money. - : ; :
The defundant jn this -case was proba.
bly twenty .eight years of ago J but wore the
appearance of at least thirty -llve. lie had
evidently once been a fine looking man, in
stature, he was something over six feet, and ;
hi? strongly marked features and prominent
forehead gave evidence of moro than ordi-1
nary intelloct. But you could clearly dis
cover ' that , bo had become, a prey . to the
beast was Btamped upon bis countenance,
which gave it a vivid and unnatural glare.
He was placed in the box, with othors who
were to be arraigned upon the indictments
preferred against them. ' . All the others had
plead not guilty,! (as is usual,) and a day
was set for their trial. The defendant was
told to"slaftd wp; nnl tho dcrk-rod-tluiTi
the : indictment, 'whictr charged him with
having, on the 10th day of August, passed
to ono Patrick" Gneal, 0 counterfeit Bill,
purporting to be issued by thod Municipa.
lity of the City of New Orleans, for the
sum of throe dollars j1 and upon being asked
the question , guilty or not guilty ? he re
plied, ' guilty guilty!' ' Then, turning to
the Court, he remarked that, as this was
the last time he ever expected to oppcar in
court j ho would bc glad if he could bo al
lowed, to.makc a few remarks; Tlio Judgo
told him to proceed,--After a pause, in
which , ho " was evidently endeavoring to
calm his feeling, ho proceoded as follows r
---May it please the Court In the remarks
I shall make, I will not attempt to extcnu-
ate my crimej or ask at your hands any
sympntliy in passing nentenco upon me.- I
know that I have violated the law of my
country, and justly deserve punishment;
nor would I recall the past, or dwell ujion
wish to, do good lor others is my opiy mo
tive. .y.v- - v ;r' , ' - '
I sliall,vit1i the ind ulgence of the Court,
that those young men around mo may take
warninst by it, end avoid tne tock upon
which 1 have split I was born of respect
able parents, , in the State . of New Jersey
and during my childhood, received every
attention that fond parents could bestow
upon an only son. It was early discovered
that 1 hadfondncss for books, and my father,
although in limited circumstances, deter-'
mined to give mc a liberal education. I
was sent to a high school in the neighbor,
hood,' and such was" my progress that at
twelve years of age, my preceptor declared
me qualified for college, and I accordingly
entered one of the oldest universities of the
country. Here, I so distinguished myself,
that ntixteenrlgfaduated with the second
honors of the institution, and returned home
flushed with the brilliant prospect of sue-
cess thatlaybcfore me. I soon after com-
menced tHo study of law, and when only in
hiytwentieth:"ycar7l obtained iicenso to
practice. - - s
Acting upon tho advwo ot inenus, 1 de
termined to. try my fortune in the west. , I
accordingly arranged my affairs fur depart,
ure early in the fall of 1833. ; I wiH not de
tain you with an account of my separation
from those T held most dear; uflico it to
say that I received tho blessings of my pa
rents, .and in return, promised faithfully and
honestly to uvo'id all bad company, as well
as their vices. ; Had I kept that promise, I
should have been saved all ibis shame,'nd
been free from the ioad of guilt that bancs
around me contiaudlyjliko'uiiendislr vutv
ture, threatening to drag me to ju5tlcefor
e rimes as yet unrevealed. -!But,Jo return,
1 left my early home, where all had been
artiong strangers', and to try my strength in
buffeting the "storms' and tempests of the
world With, light heart", I looked forward
to the future: and taking the usual route I
soon reached Wheeling, where I took pasv
sago on a boat for Louisville. On the boat
a game of cards was proposed for ammc
men, and although I had promised faithful
ly to avoid such things, still I argued to
mysclfr there"-was no harm in playing a
game for amusement. . - '
Accordingly, I joined the party, nnd we
kept up the amusement most of tho way
dowri. , After we left Cincinnati, it was pro.
posed to bet-a bila'game, merely,.Bs.it was
said to make it interesting. My first im
pression was .to leave the table, but I was
told thaUt was only a bit that I could not
loose more than one or two dollars.. This
argument prevailed, -for I lacked mora
courage to do what was right- I feared my
companions, would say, I was stingy of a
little money. -Influenced by these feelings,
I played; and, as the fates would have it, I
won. -Before wc reached Louisville, we
had twice doubled the stake, and I found my
luck enabled" mc to' pay my passage out of
mv winnings.' " It was the first time ever I
had bet money, and my success ruined tne.
Again I played, and was again successful :
and, in short, I continued to play for amuse
ment, until 1 had acquired a thirst. for
mining. I settled in thriving village in
Tennessee, and commenced tbo practice of I
my profession fnder flattering auspices, and
my first appeaihee in acriminal court was
highly ,v,n:,-ri'jii,entcd , and I soon became
known" throughout viio JwlL " T!."::
went ori t!)U3 for more than year j and I
believed myself fairly on the' road to fame
and fortune.; . occasionally played cards t
but I consoled mvself with the idea that I
only played with gentlemen for amusement.
One night I accompanied some young
men to a gaming shop t and, for the first tim
in my life, I saw a Faro Bank V My com
panions comrocncc'I betting, and I was in
duced to join '.them. Although I did not
understand the game, again Inlaycd with
success ; niid when 1 left tho house, was
more than two hundred dollar? winner.
None of my companions had been fortunate,
and it was Jtisisted that I was the lucky
man and that I must treat.- -We according?
ly repaired to my room, where I ordered
Wine, and before we broke up we were all
deeply intoxicated. , With mo it was the
first time, arid tho next day I resolved that I
WOW'neveF1 pT.i jf J at '-eiirdnBgnTn." IUcT
hered to the determination for near, three
months, when I again yielded to the cntrca
ties ofmy dissipated associates.'
I now played whb varied success, and in
all cases found an excuse for resorting to
tho wine bottle.. If 1 lost, I drank lodrown
sorrow ; if I Won I treated my. good fortune.
Thus ; L; progressed . upon , my t dp wn wa nl,
course, until drinking nftd gnmblingbccnmo
my chief employments'. All my friends
who wore worth prescriing'tSbandoncd me,
until my only associates were drunkards
and guinbliirs, when almost reduced to
want, for I bud left "off business) I received
a, letter informing , me of the death of my
fatlier-r-that father who watched over my
early years who loved mo so tenderly,
And did I act os an nflbctioiato child 1 No.
Vice had destroyed the human feelings of
my heart, and left only the animal passiqns
and op'pctites,as the loiter coutaincd a check
for 500, a part ofmy poor futhers hard
earnings. I drowned my grief that night
in a Bachanahan revel, and in 11 tew tluys
tyas again penniless. I will not dwell upon
the every, day scenes of my life, which
were kuch as may at all times be witneawd
it any of the two hundred dram shops gflknis to churches or privato christians,
your cityj ftrera.
LwiHtle pittance that justly belong j to their
suffering wives and children
; But to puss on. For nearly three years
I have been a drunkeffwandcrlng outcast
Six month ago I received a letter front my
ear mother, euclosing $100"," and Fiiforiii.
in'g mc that she was sinking with disease,
and f litrcatrag with oil- n mothers feeling
to como homo and see her before she dictf.
For a time I felt tlio oppealrndH-esOlved
to co'.jply with her request; and accordingly
foci pnssago on fa" steam boaf.for that 'pur
pose. For two days I refrained from li
quor; but my thirsf became insupportable,
at length my upp'elite overpowered my
better feelings, and . I approached tfic bar
and demanded the liquid fire. 1 I w as soon
intoxicated, when I madly sought the
gaming tablefand before the boat reached
Louisville , I was stripped of every' cent.
Thus, all hopes of seeing my dying mother
cut off, I remained at Louisville several
hkr"trrwriinh'tirne I learned thatrny-mo--
ther had died nnd that tier, last breatlv was.
spent in prayer for her wretched child.', .
. From Louisville I shipped on board the
stcamct Bi,azu' as..a dedi baiid , and came
to this pheewherc 1 was discbarged for
drunkenness. Let every young, man re
flect upon this picture. I, who fiad moved
in the. first cirdeH of society hatl been tlx
guest -of ilistinguislied public -men, and-fr
favorite among the literati of our country-
wuB qow turned olins UDht for a dock hand
on a steam- boat Iyctiutcmperanco bad
done this. : ; .- ' '
-' I loitered about this city for several weeks
and was sometimes engognd in. posting up
the botilvs of somo dram shop, for which I
was paid in the liquid fire, kept for theac.
eomnioda'tion- of -customers,- Qe-eveni ng
I fell jn company witlva man who has lately
been lodged in jail for passing counterfeit
money. We played cards, and I won from
him the threo dollar bill' in nuestion. The
did not ofll-r to paAs it for some days. .But
at last I got out of aU employment. L had
no other money I could meet no oheTwhq
would ask meio drink. My appetite xnai
like-a raging fire-vitlnrr-mc. Icould not
endure it.; I sought a dram 6hop-Mflbred
the bill it was acccptcjd ;and When found,
a Tew hours after,"by tbedfliccrs of justice,
I was beastly drunk.
Tho evidence of guilt was conclusive;
and before my brain was clear of tltointox.
icating fumes, I was lotlgedjn jail to await
my 'triab l am now done, 1 have : 'not dc.
taincd the Court with any hope 01 wish that
clemency woulil.be extended to my case:
but with a hfipethatmy example may be a'
warning to other young men that those
who hear mo may, when asked to play a so.
'rial ' game of cards, or drink a serial glass,
think ol my, latO and retrain. . 1 hey may
feet themselves secure they may believe
they can stop; when they please;; but let
them remember that I argued thus until I
wan lost. ; Here the defendant sunk down
and appeared, to be much a fleeted j, and for
a few moments silence reigned throughout
the Court House. . 1 - . ' .,'. ... ',-
At length the Judge, who is as much tlia
tinguished for -the qualities of bis heart as
be is for learning as a TJudge, proceeded
in a brief but appropriate manner to past
sentence upon the defendant, -putting his
punishment a the Pcnitenp'ary, down to
t!io sitortcit juiiQ-aliowM cy r?.w.
Pm-Mmm BiBLE. SOCIETY. ,
f Near the- middle of purtBiblical year'it
hits frequently been found advantageous to
communicate t6 the Auxiliaries and friends
a brief statement as to the condition of the
Society at that period its succcssSvsDts',
prospects, &e.Mr Such a statement the tin
dersigncd. now makefor tho twenty -'sixth'
year..; " :T '.'..-;
5 First Horn Operations.' - "
-' Since tho annual meeting in May last, the
call for, and the distributiorf of the Scrip,
"turcs, 1ms been highly cncouraging".T"Tlic
issues from the depository in tho months of
May, Juno, July, August and September,
have been 111,217 Bibles and Testaments,
which Js 60,080 copies more than the is
sues of the corresponding months ofjhe
previous year. It is a pleasing circumstance
also," that a large proportion of theso books
hftvo been called for by thoso Aux!bries
which are engaged in systematic supply of
the destitute, and .consequently they havc
gone into thoso very households whicjijind
tnTfilo'sTncea'lBTTliemr nt tlie Statesr-oi'
Maine,' New, York, Pennsylvania t pliid
MiclugarJ, Wisconsin Territory , Kentucky ; :
Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and
Georgia, this good Work is now in progress
in more or less sections, ;Tlie samo work
should by all means Ik? continued and ex
tended until every ' State, county and vil
luge is Well supplied with the blessed Bible,'
. But how shall this work bo "Accomptisticui
There are various modes of procedure, and
the wisest is not alwoys adopted.. Some
times a sweeping resolution .to supply is
passed by nn ecksiastical body ; books are
ordered with little calculation or responsi
bility as to. payment ; they wero, scattered
in a hurry 5 -without pecuniary 'returns,
witnout much conversation; wmv , the re
cipients, and consequently jvith great waste
and littlq profit, Xhisis an unwise course :
tljpy-should be procured, local' wcll-regula-ted
Bible Societies ; moneys to some e.t.
tent should be collected before books are
ordered; they should bo sold for whole or
part Cost whenever this can be done, ond
always distributed with kind, faithful ad.
moniuon uuu oircciiou us 10 1110 uso 10 ou
made of tliem. ' No duty can be moro im
than to sec that every household in thoir
neighborhood 1ms at least one Bible c What
is the moral condition of all households
living without it! What other means of
grace are used when this is neglected ?.
Whcncnch family in a country is fur-
nished with one copy, tho next inquiry is,
how are the children theso of Sunday.
Schools ond others supplied with Ttsta.
mcnts? Nothing stimulates a child to read
so much as to have a Testament-or43ibte of
its own. Every child, if possible, should
possess a copy wi.h its own nnmo inscribed
on the first leaf. ; Hired servants should
then be seen to: also emigrants from abroad
(of which 115,600 arrived among 'tis last
year) should be early supplied, as well as
our numerous seamen, boatmen, canal
men, stage-drivers, ccc, who haVe gener
ally no Snbbath;'and thus stand in the more
need of the Bible. ; Steam-boat cabins and
hotels, as far us may ha, should also be
supplied. : Let any good man look around
himyand hatviti-scecvcrjrTcttr and Trronih
naore or less persons who oulit to be fur
nished with that holy volume,
Theso circumstances render it all-Important
jhat cyeryl county at least, in all our
country should have a small depository of
IJi Dies and testaments on hand. They
should bo procured by the Auxiliaries in
season beforo whiter sets in. They should
be kept ,in a centru
their locality should be frequently published
from the various pulpits and local newspa.
peis. individuals oiten come to tlie rarent
Society from tho ; country, complaining
either that thereare no-Bibles in their couri
try; or that they kr.ow hot svhere they are
kept. A little of system and persevering
zeal would keep every portion of our laud
suppiied.wUh the sncrcd-gcriptureSj-aiid
what a harncr-woukt thus be-rawea against
false religion and infidelity! Would that
our religious and moral comnwiiity ap-pre.
cinted this subject as they ought. Hnljf'a
million of Bibles, ot least ' would tiien in
called for and dispersed throughout our
borders every year. - . ;
But the-Amcrican Bible S(wieTyhas
more to do than merely )p supply bur own
country with t.ie ll.ble.- Kseorwtrtutioa
"aoa the first address issued by tho founders.
contemplated extensive distributions id for
eign countries, nominally Christian, Mo
hammedan and Pagan. For some years
after, its organization, but little, however.
could be effected the way was not pre-
pared. , jut in the course oXa quarter of a
century wonderful changes hare been
wrought, boutli America and Greece have
been thrown open 5 extensive mis-sionshave
been established in Western Asia, in Per
sia, in India, Northern and Southern 1 on
the borders of China, in different parts of
Alnca, 111 tho Isiambj of the Pacific, arid
offiwg-various tribes of our aborigines.
Many of these missions have been so long
established and so much prospered In their
work that thousands have been taught to
read ; numerous translations of the Scrip
tures have been made ; and a constantly in.,
creasing rrniltijude both df adult and ehiU
dren, are eager to possess: these inspired
books; of wbbb they have beard so much
from their teachers.- i :.' . ,iS;
During tlie past year the Managers ; met
these foreign calls to the ?xtcnt of $30,-'
700 OT.- Within a few days they have
mxq looklpg over similar claims which ore
ngiin betr! them for the cm-rent year.
In view of, tticic chur.3 tuy have spccifird
tlie fallowing sums, which, they feel it ieir ;
duly, and are anxious to pay out previous,
to tlwf next anniversary provided they are-
enabjed 90 to do byitlieir Auxiliarie i and
For preparing and (imitating th Scriptures in
France; Spain and Switzerland, 1,500
Belgium; :, ;ii 1 .00
Kussia and r inland, , Ar-t." ?"-' 2,000 '
Sweden.'-" . ; lJiOO'
G reoce , Tu rkey Syria," Persiaf v 1 0 ,000
Batavia and Boraoo,
Norllrern India .
Singapore,'- . -: -'
Western A frica,?1?
?rrr-10,000 - -
: . '.-- 1.200 :
1 uxus, iicaiuu, ouuui America, v f,vw.
- To the above appropriations, amounting
to $47,200. there is to bo added another of -0,000
for preparing" stereotype plates for1 -the
New Testament and the Book of Psalma ;, ::
1 0 raised lette rs for; the uso of the blind. -More
than 850,000, then; is greatly needed -the
present y ea r for the objects- ; specified 1 1
arid tliey are objects,, as alladmit, of the . .
highest importaucc-jbjects which should
receive the attention of every friend of the -.
Bible. The undersigned therefore, would
wBn 7Tv&wt 6diu,aitii iuoitu":.
istersof the Gospel, and especially on tho"
officers and committees of local , Bible So
cjeties, to.assist in making knpwn the abova
wants to the benevolent in their respective
vicinities; ; A part, of - the sum specified
above is already received; and if those to " ;
vyhom this ci rcular is sent wul each see that .
something further Is promptly Collected and
remitted, it, rpay bo hoped that the whole ,
sum required, will reach the treasury before
the next meeting in May. In raising the '
sum , however, no tunc 13 to bo lost. Half ?
of the current year is already expired. It
is not necessary for any individual or con. -.
gregation io wait for tho visit of a Biblo
Agent. Any pastor can bring this claim
before his people,-obtain their offerings and v
pay them over to the treasurer of the town .
or county Bible Societywith a request that
they may bb early forwarded. - They will
then coma speedily to band,' and with no
delay beemployed in bonvcying the word,
of life to the destitute of our own and other '
lands. 1 L - -
Rospectfully presented '
rWItli'frdt6rnaTsaTuldrns7 " "'
J. C. Bbigiiam,
- - Corresponding Secfelary.
; , UomumdS. JlNES,
- - - Financial Secretary.
Ambiucan Bible Society House,
Nt w.Vork, October, 1841. $
. P. S. For flirection - cf correspondence
See Annual Report page 4.
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Wpstb "pwHjcKNCE. Tlie following appear
in a western paper i ' ;.
Gentlemen of the Jury i Can you for an instant
suppose, that my client here, a man what has at.
lers sustained a high depredation in - society, a
man you all on you nut pect and esteem for his
many good quantities: ' yes, gentlemen, a man
what -never drinks more nor a quart of likkcr
a day;i7 you, I say, for on instant, supposo
tTiat this ere manTSrould bfguilty of hooking a
Iwx of fercushma caps! RatUesnaket and coon
Bkins forbid ! Tie tor o, yourselves, gentlemen, a
fuller fast asleep in Ids log cabin, with his inno.
cent wife and orplian clifldren by his side, sll na. -tui
li uxlicd Jn-docp repose, and nought tu be heard. 1.
but Um muttering of the .i!tnl tlmodcr and tho ;
hollering of but) frogs ' then imagine to yourselves
a Mot sneaking ,up to thai door like a duspicablu
hyon'a, sofUyentcririg the dwelling of the peaceful
and linppy family, and in the most lnctidacipus -.
and UufiUiFdly manner, Looking a whole box of
ptTCMsnuiiifl I OcntlcmcD, 1 will Dot, I cannot,
dwell upon the nionatrocity of such a scene t My
feelings turn from such a pictor of morul turpen
tine, like a big Woodcljnok would turn from my
dog Rose 1 I car, not fur an instant harbor the idea
that any insti Innheso diggins, inucli less tin's ore
man, could be guilty of eoinmiJiingan act of such
runtankcruus ond unektrampled discretion. ' J
And now, gcnllemen,',after this ere brief view
of the case, lt m? retreat of you to make up your
miflds7n(iidlyand-tnpaTthtfy7Wjd give us aucll""""
a ..vodka as. we iniglit. reuKonaily-susjiect from
such an enlightened and inlollerant body of our
fclli-r citizens, rcmvnibering,- that Jn the language
of Nimrod, who fi-U btnq battle of Bunker Hill,
imLUWiw Jiiavjc.n nirn tnouui tscupt, rallier umn 1
A JackiuW at a Mhwionaby- SM-ios.-Wa
Jiave rcoieyed Ihe, Xollowiog aaiuj!nir.imUcolani 7
from a&yo-witfte8:--On (Sunday last two ser.
nioiip were preactiedhrt1hrrparilnc1iurc1i
pon ragncu, in am or uie vuurcu Missionerr sso-'T
ciety, bythe Itcv -nmshawc, M. AofIid. ,
dcnliatn, Bcd...Ju as the morning service was.
about to commence, Mipsltoatty's jackdaw-Hw '
in at the door, and pr-rched hinclf on ber, Miss
n.'s fumily tablet Hd w as pretty quiet till tfi
Litany was boing said, looking very serious. As
soon as it was finisiicd be caLI d out " Frank"
Joud enough to be heard all over the church, and
some thought 't was Ameli. lliey tried to drivd
him out, but be only luughcd at them, calling out
M Frank, Frank," id Iho no smalt amusement of
tho eongr gntioii. Daring most part of tho
nori be was pretty qiiin',tccpt hnppirig from om
pew to aiioUitr; but as soon as the bell began to . '
chime for one o'clock, he flew from the- sounding '
board to tbeUip of theorgan, colling oat dinner
most lustily, which set all the congregation on a -
tiltcr. At that tamo M IneJ to get out of the
chiircb, and as toon as tJwt service was over, half - -pastene,
flew out of the window, Bedford Mrr-
. Last evening, supfiing at tho Lohse of a friend'
we mot wilh the finest warm light bread we have
cycr seen, it waa so good uiat we solicited from
bis lady, the secret of iu pn-paration. We five it
below, and it may be rebed on, if the dough is -properly
worked, for a good artk-le. - . 5
. lotnahCgooa ngnt. treaa J lke g teaspoon
full of suear, a piece of butter about. hIf th.
izeof a ben egg, 1 spoonful of potato ycast:14t -itnt
of milk, 1 quart bf flour work it well let
it eland for the first rjsm about seven hours -one
hour for the second riwnip put it in an orrn and '
baks it overs bmi Ate for it hour and we arr.
r4iit yoti a ;noJ lttnSIi!eint07fH Shield '
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