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"Life ft only Io.Ihj f;ued nrJt Is nsfallf cmploa'ctf..
7 ' ASIIEVILLEi &6ilJ 1842;:
VOLUME II. NUMBER, 50.
PRINTED AND PUILISHU WeEItY, BY
J. II. CHRISTY & CO.,
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' . Public No. 9.
AN ACT to intend the acverat tcta establishing
e dintrict court of the United State at Jackson,
in the district of West Tenndssee.
lit it tnaeted by the Senate end IIohm of Re.
vreientativet of tht United SMet of America m
Conertut Afetnbled, That the district court of
the United States at Jackson, in the district of
Wert Tennessee, shall Iit fatttro be attached to,
and form a part of the eighth judicial circuit of
the United States, with all the powers and juris,
diition of the circuit eonrt hold at Nashville, in
the middlo district of Tennessee., And it shall
be the duty of llie associate justice of the Supreme
Court of the United States assigned to hold the
court fur the eighth circuit, to attend the fall term
of said court at Jackson, and bold the samo ; and
when he does so, then he may dispense with his
attendance at the fall term of the court et Knox.
Yi'llc, in the ditrtrict of Eat Tennessee ', or when
raid judjfe holds the fall term at Knoxvillo, tlicn
he may dispense, with holding tbs corresponding
fall term at Jankson. And said circuit judge may
elect which court he will bold, at discretion hi tho
exerciso of which he slull bo governed by the na
ture and importance of tho business v l'meidcd.
Said circuit judge may attend at Knoxvillo and
Jackson at any of their full terms s And Pivoided,
.. ziorTbal in tho absence of said circuit judge at
any term of either of said courts, the district
judge shall bild the same, and may exercise all
the powers and jurisdiction eoufprrcLon tlio cir
cuit court when held by tho circuit judgo. .
See. 3. And be it further enacted. That appeals
shall lie from llio district court at Jackson, to the
circuit court, m the samo manner that thry lie
from the district to the circuit court at Nashville.
See. 3. And be it further enaettd, That Die fall
terms of tho district nl circuit courts at Jack
son, shall in future be held on the second Monday
of October, in each year ; that the fall terms of
tho district and circuit courts of Kentucky be in
future held on the third Monday of .November in
each year ; and that the fall terms of the- circuit
nnd district courts at Knoxvillo, bo held on the
first Monday of November, in each year. v .
'. Sneaker of the lliwe of Rjirentntioet.
SAM'L L. SQUTllAttD,
1 President of tit Senate pro-temjxrre.
Approved April JU, lBy,
Prnuc No. 10.
AN ACT to confirm certain entries of lands in
tho Stato of Louisiana, and to authorizo the is-
suing of jNitents for tho go ma.
tie it enacted hy the Senate and Hotite of Re.
preteniatitx of the United Statct of America in
Congress aatemlUd, That the entries of the fol.
lowing described tracts of land permitted to be
made by the register and rccoivcr at Ouachita, in
the land district north of Red river, in the Ktate
of Louisiana, to wit : Lot number five," of section
thirty-eight, and lots number one, two, fivo, and
six, of section fire, and lots numbers three and
four, of section forly.five, and lots numbers three,
four, ftnd five, of section forty-six, and lots mim
lers two, threo, six, seven, eleven, twelve, thir.
teen, and fourteen, of section forty-eight, all said
lota being in township number thirteen, of range
number twelve cast, in the said land district north
-4f--Uod ,iiMirf jaxhatsln nf . loniiiana, Im, andll-Ap;foviHuiie-1,-16 lifc
tho same aro hereby, connrmoa ana ucciarcu 10
bo good and valid ; end pateuts shall issue there
on as in other cases of good and valid entrkjo, and
certificates of purchase, any law to the contrary
Approved, April 14, 1812.
Public No. 11.
AN ACT autnoriaing the construction of a war
stoamrr for hnrbof defence.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of. Re.
prttentalivea of the United States of America in
Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the
Navy bo, and he Is hereby, authorized to enter in.
to contract with Robert L. Stevens for tho com
struction'of a war steamer, shot and shell proof,
to be built principally of iron, upon the plan of the
said Stevens: i'rorirfeff, The whole cost, inclu
ding the hull, armament, -.engines,, boilers,, and
equipment in all respects compete for service shall
not exceed tle average cost of the sUiamera Mis.
eomiand Mississippi. .
Sec. 3. And bs it further enacted. That tho
"sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars be,
and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any
money in the Treasury not otherwise appropria
tod, towards Carrying this law into cfiect.
Approjcd, April, 14, 1843.
- Pcduc Nol2.j
AN ACT toosUhlish certain post roadsT
D U enacted hy the Senate and House. of Re
presentatives of the United States of Amerieu in
Confrreos assembled. That the following"bo estab.
lished as post roads s From Rome, ia Georgia, to
Commerce, in the State of Mississippi, and also
to Memphis, in the State of Tennessee, namely,
from Romo, through Warrenton, Decatur, and
Tuscurahia, in Alabama, and Jacinto, in Missis,
a'mpi, to RipW.m said State, as t common point
nnd front said point through Holly Springs and
Hernando, to Commerce, and from Ripley, through
La Grange, in Tenncssso, to Memphis, ia said
Approved, April 111812.
PUBUC Nq. 13.
AN ACT to provido for tho allowance of invalid
pensions to certain Cherokee warriors, under
the provisions of tho fourteenth article of the
- treaty of eighteen hundred and tliirty -fivo.
Its it enacted by the Senate and House of Re.
jnresentatites of the United States of Amerira in
Congress assembled. That the Secretary of War
bo, and ha hereby ia, required to place on the pen
sion roll such warriors of the Cherokee nation as
were engaged on the side of the United Slates in
the late war with Great Dritain and the Southern
Indians, and who were wounded in such service,
at the samo rates of pension as are allowed by law
to the officers and soldiers of the regular Army of
the United States, under such rule and regula
tions as to the proof of disabthrv at the Score ta
ry at War shall prcacribo ; which -pension shall
commence from the period of oisaoijiij.
; Approved, April 14, 1343. " ; -
PuiitlC No. 14. "
AN -ACT relative to the act entitled " An act
i granting lande to certain exiles from Poland,"
. approved thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and
thirty.four.V .": ' " -, '.
' Ho it enacted by the Senate and iluuas of Re.
presentalivssof the Unites States of America in
Cenjm msmttnbUd, That tlne-nv- m force
as the sale of the publio lands, and granting pre,
eniptiqn rights to actual settlers, bo, and the same
are hereby,-- declared to extend toi-aod inelnde,
11 to lands selected in lowiuliip forty. four, forty,
five, end forty-six. north of the base linn, range
one cast, of the third principal meridian, lying in
e State of .IUinsis, bv, Lewis Clppieki, under
r ;lor of the act entitled,- An not granting lands
to certain exiles from l'oland." . I be said selec
tions not having been mado in pursuance, of tho
provtxlons of said act, w hich act la hereby declar.
ed to bo in full force, for the benefit of said Polish
exiles, -. -,. - r -
Approved, April 14, 18 13. .
' ; rftEsoLTjTiON Public No. 1.1
JOINT RESOLUTION on Uio subject of printing
the tables of tho sixth census.
Bs it enacted by th&JStnate and Hons of Re.
presents tires of the United Stmtts of America in
Congress assembled. That the payment of the
money heretofore appropriated by Congress, to
pay the expenses of tho sixth census, bo so far
suspended as that no money . shall be paid for the
printing of the compendium or abridgment of the
sixth census by counties and principal towns, to.
pelhor with tho tables of antwrtruttntent, as pre
Pared at the Department of State for the uso of
Congress, until tho further ordsr of Congress.
Approved, April 14, 1843. .
Resoltition Pcblic, No. 2.
A RESOLUTION further to provide for tho dis.
tribulion of the printed returns of tho sixth ccn.
... bus and other documents connected with tho
same, the printing of which has been heretofore
' directed by law.
--- Rei-olted by thet-Senaie and House o Rrpre.
senlatirts of the United Slates of America in Con.
gress assembled. That the Ktatistics, including the
census of ponnioncrs, and the compendium or
abridgment of the sixth census of - the United
States, heretofore required by law to bo printed
under the direction of tho Secretary of Slate, shall
be distributed and tlisposcd of by the Secretary in
tho manner and in the proportions specified in
the joint resolutions of Congress passed tlip first
day of September, ono thousand oight hundred
and forty-ono i Provided, always. That seventeen
thousand copies of the said compendium or abridg
ment sliill bo distributed among the States, Ter.
ritorics, and persona cntitlcdo distribution under
the said resolution, and in the proportions there
in specified, end that the remaining copies of tho
said statbilics and compendium be placed in tho
Library of Congress for future distribution.
- Approvod, April5, 1843.
JResoltjtios -Pumc, No. 3.
JOINT RESOLUTION to continuo- two clerks
in (he business of reservation and grants under
' Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Re.
presentatives of the United Slates of America in
Congress assembled, That the anthority given to
the Secrctarv of War. by' the JomtTesonittoh, np-
d May, one thousand eight hundred
and forty, to continuo Uio employment m iwo
clerks in tho business of reservations and grants
under Imliafl trcattes, be tktcmlvJ, aftor tlio ex
piration of tho period for which, that authority
was granted, for tlto term of two years.
Approved, May 13, 1842.
Resolution Pcblic, No. 4.
A RESOLUTION to authorize the extension o
the contract for carrying the mail on the route
between Mobilo and New Orleans.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Represetu
ttUives uf the United States of America in Com.
gress assembled, That tho Postmaster General be,
and he hereby is, authorized to extend the exis
ting contract for carrving the mail upon the steam
boat roulo botwocn Mobilo and New Orleans for
three years from the time at which said contract
would expire by its own limitation, if, in his npin.
ion, tho public interest and convenience will bo
promoted by such extension of (Aid contract.
Public No. 17. .
AN ACT changing tho times of liolding tho cir
.cuit and, district eoarta.of.-the Unitf dJstates .for
the districts of Enirt and West Tenncssoc.
lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Re.
presentutites of the United States of America in
Congrcst astcrnjiled. That tho circuit and district
courts of the United States for the district of East
Tennessee shall hereafter bo held at Knoxville, in
said district, on tho first Mondays in November
and May, in each and every year, instead of tho
times heretofore fixod by law ; and that the cir
cuit and district'tourts for the district of Vcst
Tennessee shall hereafter bo held at Jackson, in
said district, on the second Mondays in October
and April, in each and every year, instead of tho
times heretofore fixed by law Uio spring terms of
said circuit court at Knoxvillo and Jackson, as
herein provided, to be held by tho district judge ;
and should any dificult question of law arise in
any cause, said judge may, at his discretion, jd
jourft said causa ta tho succeeding term of said
court. And all writs, pleas, suits, recognizances,
indictments, or other proceedings, civil or crirai
oal, issued, commenced, or ponding in cither of
said courts, rhall bo rctnrnablo to, be entered and
have luv in court, and be heard and tried accor-
mng to thettmcsof holding-said, cuuits, as here. -&;
m provided. "
Sec." 2. And oeTT fwrtTurrehacfed', That "such
rulo days, for fio return of process and the filing
of pleadings, may from time to time be fixed, and
other -orders madeby said courts,' respectively,
not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws
of tho United States, as may bo necessary" or pro.
per for the convenience of parties and the ad
vancement of business in said courts; and tnai
the first section of " An act to amend an act ap.
proved tho cighteeth of January, eighteen hun
dred and thirty-nine, entitled An act to amend
an act entitled' an act to require the judge of the
district of East and West Tennessee to hold a
court at Jackson, in said Stale, approved June
the eighteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty -eight,
and for other purposes," approved July the fourth,
eighteen hundred and forty, be, and tho same is
Approved, Msy 1843.
Wash-ttb sentiment. Some poetic
spirit,-warmed up lo glowing heat, emits a
spark of coruscating brilliancy all about a
young cirl who, oncc-upbn a time,' stopped
from licr washing to wipo away tho tears,
which forced themselves into hcreyca. She
was caught in this predicament by a young
man who dropped ia to see her, aha who
enquired what had occurcd to causa her
grief? J O !" said she, " I jrcs Just think
trig if J should get' marricaV-and should
have half a dozoa children and I should
Vbo washing and should 20 out of the room
ana incy snouu an riiil mto a tuW of hot
water and should be sculdcd to death !
boo 00 ho
Extrtrct from the Diary of a London Physician.
' - Thu Kjrofcerj-Ucarteu,, -.V
... - .a tact;...
s There was a largo and gay party assem
bled ono evening, in tho memorablo monlU
of June, 1815, at a houso in tho remote
western suburbs of London. Thrones of
handsome and well-dressed women a larpo
retinuo of tho leading men about town tho
dazzling light of charuloliers blazing like
three suns overhead the charms of music
and dancing, together with that tone of ex
citement then pervading society at largo
owing to our successful continental cam-
ra5fn9.-which maddened bncland-into -an
almost daily annunciation of victory; all
theso circumstances; I say, combined to
supply upiru to every party. In fact, bnff-
land was almost turned upside down with
universal fueling! Mr. the lady whoso
party I have just been mentioning, was in
ecstacv at the eclat with which the whole
was going off, and charmed with tho buoy
ant animation with which all seemed in-
cliricd to contribute thoir quota to the even-
ing s amusement. A young lady of some
personal attractions, most amiable man
ners, and groat accomplishments particu.
larly musical had been repeatedly solicit,
ed to sit down to the piano, for the purposo
of favoring the company with tho favorite
Scottish air, "The Iknkso' Allen Water!"
For a lnng time, however, she steadfastly
resisted their importunitics,'t)n tho plea of
low ppirits. There was evidently an air of
deep pensivcncs3, if not melancholy, about
hcr.'which ought to have corroborated the
truth of tho pleasho urged. She did not
seem Jo gather excitenioiit Iwith the rest ;
and rather endured, than shared the gate,
tics of the evening. Of course, the young
follcs around her of her own sex whispered
their suspicions that .she was in lovo ; and,
inpoinfof fact, it was well known by scv
eral present, that Miss was engaged
to a young oiliccr who had earned consider,
able distinction in the Peninsular Campaign,
and to whom she was to bo united on his
return from the continent. It need not
thcreforo bo wondered, that a thought of the
various casual i tics to which a soldier's life
is exposed especially a bold and bravo
young soldier, such as her intended had
proved himself and tlio possibility, if not
probability, that he might, alas ! never
" Return to claim his blushine bride."
but Dulett bentfld a niong roc giuriuua tti rom?
with' gloomy anxieties Jand apprehensions.
It wos. indeed, owinp; sololy to tho affec
tionate importunities of her relatives, that
sho was prevailed upon to bo seen in socie-
ty at all. Hud her own inclination been
consulted, sho would have sought solitudo
whero she might with weeping and trem
bling, commend her hopes to the hands of
Him 4 who soctli In secret.' As however,
Miss 's rich contralto voice and skill
ful powers of accompianmcnt, were much
talked of, the company would listen to no
excuses or apologies ; so tho poor girl was
absolutely baited into sitting down to "tho
piano, when she ruu over a few melancholy
chorda with an air of reluctance anddispla
cency. Her sympathies were soon excited
by-the Tine toncs-tmr tnmrmrownTicioa f
of the keys sho touched and she struck
into the soft and soothing symphony of
The Banks of Allen Water.' The breath-
all the company was thronged around was
at, length broken by her voice stealings like
faint blue gushing streams, on the delighted
cars of her auditors,, as she commenced
singing that exquisita little ballad, with the
most touching pathos and simplicity. She
had just commcncec the verse,
- -... .1. 1..
f or his unuo a soimcr sougm ncr,
- And a winning toniruo had he T
when, to the surprise of every body around
her, she suddenly ceased playing and sing.
mg without removing her lianas trom tno
instrument, aud gazed steadfastly, forward
with a vacant air, while the color faded from
her cheeks, and left them pale as a lilly.
She continued for some moments, to tho
alarm and ustonishineut of the company
motionless and apparently unconscious of
any one 8 presence, liereiaer sister, mucn
hand onhcr shoulder endeavored gently to
arouse her and said hiirridIy ,T Anne ," Anne!
what now is the matter?" Miss made
no answer ; but a few moments after, with
out moving her eyes suddenly burst into a
pFcrcing "shriek! Cohstcrnationseized all
present. ; ; ,
Sister sister 1 Dear Anne, aro you
ill f again enquired her trembling sister,
endeavoring to rouse her, but in vain.
Miss did not seem either to sec or hear
her. Her eyes still gazed fixedly forward
till they seemed gradually to expand, as it
were with an expression of glassy horror.
All present seemed utterly Confounded, and
afraid to interfere with her. Whispers
were heard. ' She's ill in a fit run for
some water. Good God, how strange
what a piercing shriek,' &c. &c. At length
Miss a lip moved. . Sho began to mut
ter inaudibly ; but byo and bye those im
mediately near her could distinguish the
words,' There they arc with their lant
erns. Oh ! tlwy are looking out tho dead !
They turn over the heaps. . Ah! now
no ! that little hill ol slain see, see !
they aro turningjthem a IT over; There!
There he is!- Oh, horror! horror! horror!
Right jjirmghlhe heart V and with a long
shuddering groan iie leu scnsiess into we
arms of her sistcF.: Of course all was in
confusion and disinSy, not a face present,
but wa3 blanched with agitation and affright
on bearinij the extraordinary words uttered.
With tru delicacy and propriety of feeliig
all those whose carriages had happened to
bavo ftlrjady arrived, insdn'tly 'took their
doparrvtire," to prevent their presence em,
Larrassinir or interferin.T with tho familv
o r O 4
who.werp alrcadyufficicnt.ly. bewildered!
The room was soon thinned of all, except
tho80.who wcro immediately .engaged in
rendering their services to the young lady;
and a servant was instantly dispatched with
a horse for me. , On my arrival I found her
in bod, (still at the houso whero tho party
was given, which waa that of the young
lady 'a sister-in-law.) Sho had fallen into a
succession of swoons ever since Bho had
been carried up from the drawing-room,
and was perfectly senseless,' when 1 entered
llie bed cham'jcr whero sho lay. Sho had
not spoken a ylluhlo since uttering tho sin.
gular words just related ; and her wholo
frame was cold and rigid in fact she seem,
cd to have received some strange shock,
which had alogethcr paralysed her. Dy
uso, however of strong stimulants, wo suc
ceeded at length in restoring her to some
thing like consciousness : but I think it
would have been better for her judging
from the cvciil, never to havo awoko again
from forgetfuliiess.- Sho opened her eyes
under tho influence of searching stimulatns
wo applied, and stared vacantly for an in.
stant on thoso standing round her ImmIuuJo.
Her coutilonnnce, of an nshy hue, was
damp with clammy perspiration, and she
lay motionless, except when her frame un
dulated with long deep drawn sighs.
'Oh, wretched, wretched girl!1 she
murmured nt length 4 Why havo I T!vcd
till now? Why did you not suffer me to ex.
pirc? Ho called me to join him I was go
ing and you will not let nie-I must go
yes, yes.' ' Anno ! Why do you talk so?
Charles is not gone he will return soon
ho will indeed,' sobbed her sister.
' Oh, never, never V You could not sec
what I saw Jane,' she shuddered, ' oh it
was frightful !' How they tumblo about the
heaps of the dead ! how ihey stripped ! oh,
horror, horror 1
My dear Miss , you are dreaming
raving indeed you are,' said I, holding
her hand in mine, ' come, come, you must
not givo way to such gloomy, such nervous
fancies, you must not, indeed. You are
frightening your friends to no purpose.1
4 What do you mean?1 she replied, look
ing mo suddenly full in the face. 4 1 tell
foil it i3truc ? Ah mc, Charles Is dead
know ft I" saw him ! Shot right tiirongh
the heart ! They were stripping him , when
and-hoaving throo or four convulsive
sobs, sho again swooned. Mrs, , the
lady of tho house, could endure tho dis
tressing scene no longer, and was carried
out of tho room fainting, in the arms of her
nusband. V ah great difficulty, wo suc
ceeded in restoring Miss once more
to consciousness, but the frequency and
duration of her relapses began seriously to
alarm mo. Iho Bpirit, being brought so
often to the brink, might at last suddenly
I4it oir into eternity, without one s being
awaraoLit.- I, of course, did all that my
professional knowledge and experience sug
gested : and, after expressing my readiness
?.P- fog Jiy f , . foff, ho"$ef to. ixugaiftAlLnighl.
there in the event of any serious or sudden
alteration in Miss for the worse, I
took my departure, promising to call very
eadyin tho morning. Heforc JeavjngIr.
had acquainted me with nil tho par-
ticulars above related ; and as I rode home,
I could not help feeling the liveliest curiosi-
ty, mingled with tlio most intenso sympa.
thy for the unfortunate sufferer, to sec who
ther the corroborating event would stamp
tho present as ono of thbso extraordinary
occurrences which occasionally 4 como o'er
us like a sunirrcr cloud, astonishing and
'nt . J--Lr! -l.x... v.i1. 1
1 lie next morning, ouuui inuu u cioi;, 1
was ogam nt Miss s bed 6ide. bho
was nearly in tlio same state as rthat in which
I hid left her the preceding evening, only
feebler, and almost continually stunified.
She seemod," as it were, stunned with some
severe but invisible stroke. She said
scarcely anything, but often uttered alow,
moaning, indistinct sound,, and whispered
morrow 1 hero was no rousing ner oy
conversation "sho liotfccd""nd one, arid
would answer no questions." I suggested
tho propriety of calling in additional medi
cal assistance ; and in tlio evening met two
eminent physicians irt consultation at her
bed side. We came to the conclusion that
she was sinking rapidly, and that, unless
soma miracle intervened to restore her cni
crgicd, sho would continue with us but a
very nrtic longer. Alter my oroincr pnysi
ciana had left, I returned to the sick cham-
bcr, and sat by Miss 's bed side more
than on hour. My feelings were much
agitated at witnessing her singular and
affecting, situation. Thcro was such a
sweet and sorrowful esprcssiobou her
pallid features, deepening, tKcasiojially,
into such hopelessness of heart-broken an
guish, as no one could contemplate witlwul
deep emotion. There was, besides, some
thing mysterious and awing something of
what in Scotland is called sccondight in
tho circumstances which had occasioned
her illness. ;
Gone gone !' sho murmurlbd, with
closed eyes, while t was sitting and gazing
in silence on her 'gone and in glory !
Ah, I shall sec th young conqucror-I
shall! How he wilt love me! Ah, I re
collect,' alio continued, after a long inter
val, it was the Hanks of Allan Water'
tlicse cruel people ma le me sing and my
heart was breaking the whilo ! --What was
the verso I was singing when I saw' sho
8liuddorcj! oh this ' - '
x Tor his brido a soldi aoojjla nor ,.."";
And a winning tonpue bad he ,
... On the banks of Allan Water ,'.
; Hut tlio summer, prief had brought her- "
' And tlio sxldior,iubaWMho,wi
Oh, no, never Charles my poor murdered
Charles never l'' Sho groaned, and spoke
no more that night. Sho continued utterly
deaf to all that was said in tho way of sym
pathy or rcmonstranco; and, if her lips
moved at all, it was only to utter faintly
gome such words as, 'Oh, let me leave
me in peace! During the two next days,
sho continued drooping rapidly . lno oniy
circumstance about her demeanour, parti
cularly noticed, was, that she onco moved
her hands for a moment over tho counter
pa no, as though sho were playing the piano
a sudden flash overspread her features
her eyes stared, as though she wcro
started by tho appearance of some phantom
or other, and sho gasped, 'There, there!1
after which sho relupscd into licr former
stato of stupor.
How-will it be credited, that on tho fourth
morning of Miss ''s illness, a letter was
received from Paris by her family, with a
black seal and franked bv the Colonel of
tho Regiment in which Charlos had
served, communicating tho melancholy in
tolllgeiico that tlio young captain had fallen
towards the close of thobattle of Watorloo j
for while in the act of charging at the head
of -his corps, a French cavalry officer shot
him through the heart with a pistol! Tho
whole family, with nil their acquaintance,
wero unutterably shocked at tho news
almost petrified with amazement nt the
sirango corroboration of Miss 's pre
diction. How to communicate it to the
poor sufferer was now a serious question,
or whether to communicate it at all at pre
sent. The family at last considering that
it would bo unjustifiable in them any longer
to withhold the intelligence Irom her, in
trusted tho nainful duty to mc. 1 therefore
repaired to the bed side alone, in the eve
ning of the day on which the lottet-had been
received that evening was the last of her
life! I sat down in my usual place beside
her. and her pulse, countenance, breathing,-
cold extremities, together with the fact, that
she had taken no nourishment whatever
sinco she had been laid in her bed con
vinced mo that tho poor girl's sufferings
were soon to terminate.- I was at a loss for
a length of time how to break" the oppres
sive sileluccT Observing however, - Tior
fading eyes fixed on me, I determined, as
it were accidentally, to attract them to tlie
fatal letter which I then held in my hand.
After a while she obsorved it ; her eye sud
denly settled on the amplo coronctod seal,
and tho sight operated something like an
electric shock. Sho seemed struggling to
speak , but in vain. I now wished to Heaven
1 had never agreed to undertake the duty
which had been imposed upon me. I open
ed the letter, and looking steadfastly at her,
an il In n a e-tst rt Innna no ITItT n mtntiriri
could command, 4 My dear,' now don't bo
alarmed, or I shall not toll you what 1 am
going to tell you.1 Sho trembled, and her
sensibilities seemed suddenly restored ; for
Jicr eyco.sum.cd.anexpjressiqn of alarmed,
intelligence, and her lips moved about like
those of a person who feels them parched
with agitation, and endeavors to moisten
them. 4 This letter has been received to-
dtiy from Fans"7TconWu"cT; .'It is from
Colonel Lord , and bring word-that
that that I felt suddenly choked.
and could not bring out tho words,
That my Charles is dead! I. know' it.
Did I not tell you so?1 said Miss in
terrupting mc wjlh a clear and distinct a
tone of voice as sho ever had in her life.
felt " confounded. Had the unexpected
operation of tho news I brought been able
to dissolve the spell which had withered her
mental energies, and afford promise of her
restoration to health ?
Has the reader ever wntched a candlo
which Is flickering nnd expiring in its sock-
et, suddenly shoot up in instantaneous bril
liance, arid then bo utterly extinguished ? i
I soon sawtt-wns thus with poor Miss --.
All the expiring energies of her soul were
suddenly collected to receive this corrobo
ration ""bfTielrisTon if s'ucTi it maybe
called and then she .would . - :
Idke a lily drooping,
Vow his head, and die." 4
She begged me in a faltering voice, to
read her all. tho letter. - Slie listened wijh
closed eyes, and made no remark when I
had concluded. After a long pause I ex
claimed," 'GoLla praiscdmy-deariMiss
, that you have been able to receive
this dreadful news so firmly !' ".'
4 Doctor, tell me, have you do medicine
that could mako mo weep? Oh, give it
mc ; it would relieve me, for 1 feel a moun
tain on . my breast it is pressing me,' re
plied she, feebly uttering the words at long
intervals. Pressing her hand iu mine, I
begged her to bo calm'j"and tho oppression
would soon disappear. . '
. Oh oh oh, that I could weep. Doc
tor!1 She whispered something like tlio
words 4 1 am I nm call her hush, ac
companied with a faint, fluttering, gurliog
sound. Alas, I too well understood it!
With much trepitation I ordered the oprsc
to summon the family into, the room ttstant
ly. Her sister Jane Was tho first that en
tered, her eyes swollen with weepurg and
seemingly half suffocated with the effort to
conceal her emotions, . ' " ' c -.-"'' '
' Oh,. my darling, prcciourfiprecious, sis
er Anne I1 sho sobbed, and knelt down at
lie bedside, flinging her arma around her
sister1 neck, kissing the. gentle sufferer's; t
cheek and mouth. - ,s -''5- v ,
; " Anne ! love ! darling 1 ppoVl ydu
know' me reTie groaned, "kissing her fore
head repeatedly., Could I Mp, weeping
All wlio entered Were standing around tiw
bed sobbing and in tears. XcP.'ni n
gers at the wrijt'of the dying sufferer Tut
could not foci whether or not the pulse beat
which, howover, I attributed to my own
agitation. , . W v , T
. 4 Speak speak my darling Anne ' speak,
to mo I am your poor sister. Jano V sobbed
tho agonised girl, continuing fondly kissing
her sister's cold lips; arid forehead. SIhj
suddenly started Exclaimed,. rOh,t Cod,'
she? dead J and sunk instantly senseless pa
the floor. Alas, alas, it was too true ; my
sweet and broken hearted patient .was uO
It was night. Jerusalem slept quietly
amid her hills, as a child upon tho breast of
its mother. - Tho noiseless sentinel stood
like a statute at his post, and the philoso
phcr's light burned dimly , in tho recesses of
But a darker night was abroad upon tho
earth. 1-A. moral darkness involved thu na
tion in its unlightened shadows. ti Ilea aoa
shed a faint glimmering over tho minds of
men, liko the cold and inefficient shining
of.a distant Thnimiruvrtaliiyrtf mnn'a
spiritual nature was unknown, his relations
to Heaven undiscovered, nnd his future de
stiny obscured in a cloud of mystery. :
It was at this, period that two forms of
cthcrial mould hovered nbovo jho land of
God's chosojn people. They deemed sister
angels sent tti heaven on some -embassy of
lovo. -4- -
Tho ono wns of majestic stajurc, Bnc! id
the well-formed limbs which her snowy
drapery scarcely concealed, rtin her erect
bearing and steady cyej was exhibited tho
highest degree of strength and confidence.
Ilor right arm was extended in anjmpres.
si ve gestu re up wa rd , w hero night a ppea red
to have placed licr darkest pavillion, w' Ja
on her left reclined lcr delicate conipanh ,
in form and countenance iho cont rast of tho
other, for sho was drooping like the flower
when uninoistcr.ed by refreshing dews, and .
her bright but troubled rye scanned the. air ,
with ardent but varying glances. ..
Suddenly a light liko-the sunikisliBd out
from tho-hcaveBSi and With and Hope
hailed with exulting songs the trending
Star-orCethlchcnt. :.rr-;.: :
Years rolled away, and a stranger was
seen in Jerusalem. He was a meek and
unassuming man, whose happiness seemed
to consist in acts of benevolence to the hu
man race. There were deep traces of sor.
row in his couutcnance, though none knew
why ho grieved, for he lived in tho practice
of. every virtue, and was loved by all tlio
wise and good .
By and by it was rumored that llw stran
ger worked miracles, that the blind saw,
the dumb spake, and tho dead leajnjd to life
at his touch; that when ho commnuded,
the ocean moderated iu chafing tide, and
tho very thunders urticulatcd, 44 He. ia tf
son of God.11 " ; .
Envy assailed him with' tho charge of
sorcery, anu too voice 01 impious jtiugus -condemned
him unto death. Slowly, and
thickly guarded, ho ascended the hill of
Calvary. A heavy cross bent him down to
and Hope, dipping her pinions in his blood,
mounted to the skies. ? i
A capital -st6ryis told of a minister
somewhere down east, who bein somewhat
given to laziness, was in the habit ot draw
ing frequently upon a barrel of sermons,
bequeathed to him by his father, who was
also a minister. Upon ono occasion, tlio
young divine- got Irokl of a sermon :onco
delivered to tho Stato prison tonricls and
taking it for granted, from Iho well known
languago of his father, that it would bo op-
propriato, decided , without examination, ta
mnktt use of it oil the? next Lord daw
The'Subbath came tlio congregation
assembled the worthy deacons were all
in their places and ilio prracliitig com
menced. All went well for a time, and tho
audience wcro tk;cmrhgucepTy jatercaTeo,
when-all at one thor'ek!rgymao-;SBrpriet-them
with he information thnt4 if it had
not been for the clemency of the Governor,
every ono Uicm would have been hwnglotig
The proposition emanating from th Mi-
BtiaaJfHccrs of -this countyr loioldjuMilu-
tary State convention at Ilalcigh on tlio 4th
of July next, appears to bo received with
general fcvor, and np doubt can now be en
tertained "of the success of tho schemu.
Something of the kind is necessary to main
tain on efficient spirit among the citizen
soldiery of the Slate, snd 10 prevent our
wholo militia system fiom falling in to utter
disrepute. WU. Chron. - -
U. S. rf. Mr. StaxLv. Mr. Stanly was
brought before ono ff fCfe Judges of tho.
Circuit Courts of the District of Colombia
on the 22nd ultr,oathosmioe clrfrgeji
which Mr. Wise had beerr tried and com
rHsllod la glvo bond -to kecpjhi peace.
Upotf investigation it appeared that tho
cfilficul'.y between Messrs. Wucand Stanly
had bctn amicably settled, and the latter
was thcrcibie diftcharged. and has again
taken Jis seat hi the House." .
lion. J!U Bkll, Ute Secretary of War,
arrived in Ncvf Orlcuus on the18ib ijut-