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iVSHEVILLE, N. C., NOVEMBER 4, 1842.
WHOLE NUMBER 120,
BY J. Er CHRISTY '&!0,
Publishers of the Laws Qc:, fifths United Staies.
Tl)i3 nanrr is published at. i wo Dollars a year,
" Tn advance '1 wfo Dollars and Fifty i Cent in
nix monthsor, Three Dollars at the end of the
Year. (S;e, prospectus.)
Ad mtiscmcntd inserted at One Dollar per saiiare
- for the first, ana Twcnty.Five Cents for each
continuance, (fourt Orders I will be charted
From the Raleigh Microcosm.
The oldest Bible, perhaps, iri the State
a, is iri the possess ion J of
the Itev. Mr. Deems, and derives gecat in
tcrcst from its ago and its first possessorjr
It was brought over to tms country by Geo.
Durant; at the early settlement oi the otato.
The title Wo of! the Old Testament is Jqsst;
Lord in A
of the New -Testament runstb&s.
NEW TESTAMENT of fur
bs Christ, translated out of flie
(jrccke by Theod Bcza : with : oriefe sum.
niarics and expositions upon llh&rd places
by the said Authjur, loao Collar, and
LoseJcr VilleriusX EiTlishod yjL. Tcjja-'
son, Together wiUi annotations f,Fr. Iuriin
vwn the RcvektibiihfSi. pohnlt- IpV
iMtiNTiiD at London h theDcJu.
iigs of Christopher Barker, Printer to cjie
QucenCs jmost h xcellent Majcstiey 159i"
The. above tit! ? is ' inserted in mi oria.
mcnted hpart, wj: ich is? surrounded by smjall
compartments in whicJrarc repreicntatiybs
of the ens'igns of ihediiFerejif
portraits lot the I jfessed Evangelists, ajhd
other smaller, qui lint designs. 1 1 The bok
of Exodus lis embellished with rude pfct
lures of, I he tabernacle;, the holy 'utensjs,
the altar , and th 3 priests, v In the '? Bocike
of Iashyzt," is a-lnap Ojf the holly and with
the settlements of ine brious tribes through;
which tlie river Jordan; runs in the straigfit-
csl lines. The Imall; portion of the i
j Ope .of Durant V" number of daughters"
married a Mr. Reed, in whoseJamily thjs
venerable book has remained until this year
when it passed from ibe banda of one of
their descents to the Re?. Mr. Norfolk f
Pcrrnjt mons , who presented it to Mr. Deems.
There is probably no Bible existing which
lias been in the State of North Carolina as
long! as this. I ' , J
depressed and rendered miserable by sortie
equally short lived disappointment. 1 But
JIedlteranc Zea," is
two monsters apparently rep
i JLi. i 'J m . .1 i. -I
eu waaies xo siiew wie
las made in our h
There is ' that scattercth. vet inr.rcaseth. unci
ere is that withholdeth more than is meet but it
tendcth to poverty. i. ri '
J To the first of these classes evidently be
longs Ir: Jesse Trull, jr.,'of Andovcr, who
On al farm of 45 acres, has cxnended in the
Hast three ycar& $1635 foj- manure, besides
usmg alliwhicji could be made on the farm,
and 50 joads pf night 'soil, which cost but
httle except trie troulle and tabor of carting.
Besides this large sum for manure, ho has
paid in - the,1 same time I 81500 for labor,
8600 tot yag(j)p3 and. took, nd his family
expenses estimated at; 500 a year. He
also expended in a cellar for his barn; and
other, improvements, enough to make up
$600 in three; years. AUt this has been
returned to him by the sale of the products
of the farm,; and the farm he has in the
meantime increased in value full 33 per
cpntiimi j notwithstanding the state of the
tjmci. ;,,-!; ;; ; r- ;;;
lib has . the present year among other
produce, one acre of blood beets,; which h
is supposed will vield 300 bushels: an acre
and a, half of cabbfages, planted at the rale
of 5CjO liills to the acre, which he cajculats
will, give 6000 marketable heads, worth
840 ar thousand 5 acres of potatoes, ave
aging 250 bushels the acire 3 l-2acres
i rr i i I i ' -I
mcions, squasnes ana cucumDers r3 acres
of peas, 2 -acres beans, several acres of
co rn J 2 ac res outs , vjeldedj40 bushels to
the acre and 1 2 ac resxtAo vvi n g , fro m which
s thken 20 tons English ha v. i II
iceeps but one cowi twt horses; one yoke dt
oxen; and liocs enounh to work over h
rcen refuse stufF and make his own por
e regards his late crops as the most pr
fitable, and says that all early stuff; is much
ess profitable than lt wouldlbe, were n
our markctsl supplied from the south sorrte
weeks before we can possibly raise the arli-
cle ; and; we can take the first p nee far
nothing. iV eicburimort Herald. I
our energy and our dependence are both j fine intellect of a noble heart, and one
in vain, i ne stream Dears us on, ana our wen kiujwu io many oi our reaaers was
joys and our gnels Are left behind us ; we suddenly snatched by the 1 hand of death
may be shipwrecked but wc cannot anchor ; from all the endearments of life. Surround-
ur voyage may be hastened but cannot be ed by. every. thing that could make exist-
delayed ; whether rough or smooth the river? ence pleasant and happ3T a wife that idol
nasiensiowaras.us nomc out me roaring 01 izcu uim cmiuren mai iovea mm as tiicv
ic waves is beneath our keel andlhe lands only can loveand friends devoted to him
esscn from our eyes, and the floods are the summons came and he lay upon the
fted up around us, and we take our last bed of death.; But a few short years ago,
eave of earth and its inhabitants, and of she to whom he was wedded planed a bri-
our further voyage there is no! witness but j fl.il ring uponjhis finger, upon the inside of
The 1'rovemes of Salomon t chap.11
it 1 .:!. 1 . jl .
214-v isddmc cryeth, without,
utterclh her vovfce. in the strcetcs.
cullcth ih the higlj st rcete;, among the preise
in ttic cntcrains At the catesi and utreretn
. I i- w ... - J VJ
ing wo ar
of vitnessos7caft away every
in the pity J&c.1
Ep'istlcjbf Pavl to the Ilcbrcwj
1 . Jlurofora, let ns also, si
!c comnnssed lwith so ifrcat
1 . - lS " r - 1 w. .1.
hinsr - tfiat
prcsscth iiowncixnd the; sinnc that hanglth
lpt 1U nin with pdtionce lhe
;r --jt. . . ' .1 t i ni
ls" set bbtore.ijs, c. ;
up witll the Bible is The Botke
r r - . , 1 -Ti J ' .. .. . . : .
Stnrhho d. lohn HoDKins; nd
Others, conferred wit(i the; Hebrew; With
apt Notes to sinr:thcb withal!. Set fprtli
I to bh suhir in all churches! of
the peoplp together, before and aftcr Mjrn
ing and EvcninJ prayer ; As also Mfon
and after! Scrmoli : ahd- moreover in fpri
vate houses, forj ihei'r Godly solace land
comfort, laying ftpaH : all iingodly S(ngs
nrid Ballads, which tend onely to the lur-
ishmcnt of vice; and corrupting ot yoijUf.
This version lly Sternhold and ' Hopjkin
is quite famous.
Thb'uapt Notes toeing
them wilhair1 are amusing specimcrfe' of
trmirril hrintitid. ' 1 he creed, the com-
m:in1mf4it?. arid the Lord's prayer arecjduly
set to music. Wo give tTie following is a
pecuneu oi-tnq ocucr poruous ui uii
sion: f n i
Psal. Cxxxiii. W. Wi
ni'ofi sodlm and Qroiicrlu
red IQ the most precious oyle
IT" 111 nrt ti
tTAM. ZV. 1
am i tie, compel
..') 1 U how hajJy a tiijngit is, ' I
S and iovfutfor to see . fj.
. the band o
, It cals to m
and that cq
Wliich on thf
by (Jlod's p
It wcto not
And .finally i
- his rich ait
And as the
The dew o
5 Even so the!
the fields V
tlits knot di
tlu r fast to hold.
aniite ! . ' ! 1 '
ndc tji'e sweete perfumery
baenhcers heftd k t tj.
eccptsWaB spent. ' ?!
Karons head aldne, f A j
I his beard throughout; k
did runne down , " ;
re about. i b !
f !! i i L ;F I
owcr grpund doth drinke
Hermon hillr i
And iSion with her silver drops,
itit fruit doth fill.
his blessings manifold
ri t T l 11
Lord doth power on them,
; and minds without all Guflo
be keeep and hold, r i
The first owher of this Bible, Ueorse
;Duiant,cmigraltcd to this country when he
"was 30 years of age,1 and bought from the
leoDim Indiana mat tract oi iana in i er
known to this da as "Du
, - - m i.
rant s Neck. I lie brought thiSjOiuje witn
mm. and themarsrin ot tne version toi tne
Psalms is filled kvith ceneological notices
indicating births, marriages and deaths.
One of ahese Memoranda? reads thus:
' George Durant was born 1 day" of Octor
ber 1632 and had - a number, of Daughters
Ann& Sarah,.Mary, Elizabeth.", Another
"George Duralnt & Hagar Came In this
hd George Durant eame
e was a man of great; note
the margin.of several pages
is torn otiv dond possibly by the damsels oi
A. I X
cuuuiry ana se
froni Englaud h
at that time.
tlemen of that y
to prevent the young gen
ung settlement from disco
UvmiM. . not esca"rci.
I1' nr-intmA rF H
in attendence at th
andy gentleman, at the same time pur:
y dropping tat shilling piece into th(
hnnohlh hia kvnrrnn A K ? ! thprft it
iYoiir Change, Sir. !
One of those nondescript specimens
vumanity called dandies, travelling throiigp
Connecticut a few days since, in his own,
or borrowed conveyance, was Drought up
ryith a " round turn' at a toll-gate, which
ne aesigncu to nave passea .wunout paying
ic usual tee.- When he lound himselt i
mki, (rrnr wl.L-'t. lj.
without " forkinglovejr
oung lady who was
gateJ how much he had to pay, DClore ne
could pass the formidable barrier. i ,
frhrce cents, sir, is the charge for sin
gle wagons," replied the young lady.
" Three, cents is a threepence,- the hall
of a sixpence : oncof the smallest bits of
silver in use, eh 1 voting woman am
ight ?" said the dandy feeling in his pock
ets for his change. ' (
" jThrce cents, sir, if you please," said
IC ladv. - ".:.''.-:'-.-..'::. I.- ; " 1 1 i
" In your office of highwaynan, young
woman, vou win aostraci tne amount o
your demand from this! piece, and. return
me tne oaiance as conveniently quick as
yourj ordinary locomotion win allow, said
is in the mud, I declare. I wouldn't dirty
mv finders' for twenty of them.
The young lady took the . shilling-trom
the mud, where he had dropped it went
into the house, and returned with nine cents;
WnjCIl SI1 JiULKJU IllJIIUJUldiuijr uuuci nit.
Wiieei, wneresne uau laeu up uic.siuiiiHg
' Ilillo. hillo, vounir woman, what is i
you mean, j saia me aanay. i" vvny uon
du put that coin into my hand, eti f
The mil arbhlv reolied, " Sir, I found
your money under the wagon ; there yo
will find vour change " and as she turned
to go into tle house, she gave the fellow
most! significant smile, and added, u
wouldn't dirtv mv finders for twenty
them! would you, Mr. Dandylman? ha, ha
ha. there's vour chansre.sir, and she closed
J T 1 o . ,
the door. .- ;'.r: vj- .; I: vL J "." :; !
The gentleman dismounted picked "up)
his coppers" and was off at full speed, im-i
patient to get out of sight arid hearing. If j
lie should ever happen in that country again;;
lie will j take care how 'he makes change'
with Yankee girls. j ' , '
' Trie stream, of life.
The following beautiful and impressive
illustration of life is from the celebrated
Bishop Hcberjs farewell sermon, delivered
many! years since upon the eve of his de
parture for India, to his parishioners at
T T I L i t-. ' I'.. li
oamei, in .cjugittuu .
Life 'bears us -oh like the stream of a
ighty i river.! Our boat, at first, glides
swiftly down l.he narrow channel through
the playful murmu rings of the little brook,
and vindings of its grassy border. The
trees shed their blossoms oyer our young
head ; and. the flowers1 Ion the brink seem
to offer themselves to our young hands ; we
4re in hope, and we grasp eagerly at the
beauties around us ; but the stream hurries
us on, and still
A TOUCHING IKCIDJCNT. It Was but VCS.
terday that a friend a young gentleman of
he infinite and Eternal !
Novel case A iaruins to ladies.
An Editor recovering sixteen hun
dred DOLLARS OF A LADY FOR A BREACH OF
promise fr Suits of law, brought by ladies,
or their friends, for a breach of promise on
the part of the centleman promisor, are
uite common, and excite little or no inte
rest in the community. We have now
(says the gallant Col.. Greene,! of the Bos.
ton Post) to record th& trial of a lady fyr
it was in fact a lady that was tried for a
breach of promise towards a gentleman.-
iviany oi our reaaers pernaps nave ncara
Omething of the facts in relation to an in
teresting and highly exciting affair which
occurrea some year or two since, at sea.
brpok, N. tl., the parties to which are JMr
M,. rcttingili, publisher of the Village
Transcript, at Amesbury, Mr. John McGre
g0r,a young man trom.the land o cakes.
ana at- tne time a suo-contractor on tne
Eastern Railroad : and last, but not least
n' our story, Miss Emily S. Biowne, a fair
and interesting young lady, the daughter of
a substantial citizen of Seabrook. It ap
pears that, for a considerable period ante
rior to 'that on which this affair happened,
an intimacy and honorable intercourse had
subsisted between Mr. Pettirigill and the., R
young lady in question, .which, so far at
east as was known,-.-was-jbotn; agreeable
and reciprocal, and which had continued so
1. . -!'' I Hf ' l
up to tne time wnen tnis Mr. ivicuregor, in
pursuance of his vocation1 as ;a. railroad
contractor, took Up his residence in the
family of Mr. Browne, the father of the
young lady,1 who lived on ! the line of the
road. Aoout mis time, ana auer iucore-
gor (who, by the way, was a! high man,)
had resit ed several months'in the tamily ot
Mr. Browne, Mr. Peitingill eame to the
conclusion that he would get married. For
this purpose he consulted with Miss Browne;
who expressed her entire willingness to join
her hand and her fortunes with his, and
that top without delay. ' The parents, too,
were consulted, their consent obtained, and
ttiu nil tl- noocssary prpliM woro
adjusted Every thing thus far promised
well, at least to the vision of Mr. rcttingili.
which he had a few words privateU engra
'j ri. - l.J-i j it -..Ti
veu. i ne'iiusDanu wouia never permit tne
wbulu; come when her wish should be grati.
fied, and she should know the secret. Seven
years glided away, and a day or two since,
when conscious that he must soon leave his
wife forever, he called her to his bed side
arid with his dy ing accents told her that the
hour had at last come when she should see
the words upon the ring which she had given
hini. The young mother! took it from his
cold finger, and though heartstricken with
grief, eagerly read the words " I have
oved you on earth I will meet thee in
heaven." ' ' ! : :
provemcnt of mankind, in their social j po
iiticrl, or intellectual systems. 1 The libera
tion of the public mind from its depressing
tendencies, by the invention of printingtthe
reformation, and the introduction of fire,
arms has produced the rapid progress which
it nps maae auring tnej last lew centuries,
in noble inventions and discoveries, running
through the whole circleof art, science ahd
iterature. With the ' wings of the morn
ing' it has gone to the uttermost parts of the
earth : it has grasped the highest truths of
the sky above, and sought out the profound
depths below ; anq m every place and over
all subjects mind f s asserting its mastery
arid achieving its conquests. savannah
Georgian. i ' I -1 : , :t -
Facts and Dates.
I I- I '
CHRONOLOGY OF SOME IMPORTANT INVEN-
- TIONS, kC.
Maps, globes and dials were first invent
ed by Anaximandcr in. the sixth centurv
before Christ! They were first brought into
England by (Bartholomew Columbus, in
1489. 'I '" P I . ;
Comedy arid tragedy were first exhibited
at Athens, 5G2 B. C.
Plays were first acted at Rome, 239 B.C.
The first public library was founded at
Athens, 526 B.C. !
The first public library was founded at
icme, lu li.u.
IThe first public library was founded at
Alexandria, 284 A. D.
Paper 'was: invented in China, 170 15. C
The calendar was reformed by Julius
Cajsar, 45 BJ C
Insurance on ships and merchandise Mrst
made in A. D. 43.
Saddles came into use in the fourth ccn
tury. I ' ' "
Horse-shoes made of iron were firs used
A. D. 481. 1 - -: .
Stirrups were not made till about a cen
tury later. I
Manufacture of silk brought from India
into Europe, 551 A. D.
Pens first made of quills, A. D. b6b.
Stone buildings and glass first introduced
into England, A. D. 674.
ri aanting r-courts oi juaicaiurc lniroau
ced, A. D. 788.
J he hTiires or arithmetic hrnuorht intn
Furniture and other necessary appendages Europe by the Saracens, A. D. 991. 1
L !!-ul.. 1 1 : ,1 I 1- 1 .. 1 . T
were lmmeuiaieiy nurciiascua resiuuiiue raper oi cotton rags inventea towaras
was selected by the lady herself and even
the wedding garments were bespoken and
even the happy day itself the banns having
been previously puonsnea a pay wnicn
was to render complete all their joys and
consummate their happiness here below by
the tying of the nuptial knot this day, even
was appointed by the lady herselt.
But alas! for. all human joy and bliss!
How soon' Aas the : cup of joy and happi
ness to be dashed to the ground, leaving
nothing but the bitter dregs of disappoint
ment and sorrow to the expectant bride
groom ! But the perfidy, aridl treachery
an,d deceit , of a beautiful young lady
What shaH or can be said in pxtenuation of
such extraordinary conduct M Sorry are
We to sav. that truth, as welt as the deci
sion of a hish judicial tribunal, answer no
thing whatever.! The'facls, as they were
disclosed at the trial, were, tliat at the very
time when the engagement was entered into
arid sanctioned by Miss Browne herself,
arid the arrangements making to celebrate
the wedding with Pettirigill,! she was en-
couraging the addresses and keeping the
of the Scotchman ; and finally,
was to have been mar-
Laws of the United States.
Passed at the second Session of the 27 tk Cotfgresk.
AN ACT to establish1
certain post road.
r Uur course
along a, wilder
our hands are empty.
in youth ! and manhoSd is
and deeper flood, and amid
objects more striking and magnificent.-
We are animated by the moving picture of
I Djoymcnt and industry passing before us,
we are excited by short lived success j or
the day before she
ned to Mr. rettingill, she qujt her lmer s
residence at midnight, jind eloped v it Ir Mc
Gregor to New York, where they were
married ! 1 ; .- ' i : . .)'..
Such are the facts, briefljfj thisextra
ordinary affair. The residue is soon told.
After spending the " honey rriopn" in New
York, McGregor and his " ladye-Iovc" re
turned to Seabrook.- In the -mean time
Mr. Pettirigill feeling, as wpujd naturally
be expected, that he had been'most unhand
somely treated, and that his conduct and
motives had been misrepresented and un
fairly condemned by the really guilty par
ties, resolved, to 1 avail himself of the pro
tection of the law, and to seek in a court
of justice that satisfaction arid; vindication
of himseU, which he was denied elsewhere.
Immediately, therefore, upori' the return of
iMeuregor, a sun was insiiiutea agamsi
him, the damage being laid at $5,000.
This was ' upwards of a yearj since, but
owing to some neglect in procuring evi
dence of the marriage of McGregor to
Miss Browne, the case was deferred to the
term of the Common Pleas Court, which
is now in session at Exeter, j where it was
called, progressed in, and finished on Mon
day week, the result of which ; was, a ver
dict for Mr. Pettingill with $1 ,600 damages.
It may be remarked, in conclusion, that
this verdict has civen satisfaction in the
corrimunity where the facts are known.
tThis is a novel case the first of the kind
that his ever happened in New Hampshire,
or perhaps m IMew Jinmandj as we are
assured by a veteran member of the New
the close of the 10th century.
Paper made of linen in 1300.
The degree of Doctor ifirsf confer red in
Europe, at Bologna, in 1130 ; in England
1209. . !- j
"The first regular bank was established at
Venice, in 1157. The Bank of Genoa was
established iri 1407; that of Amsterdam in
1609, and that of England 1694.
Astronomy and ceometrv broucht into
Englond, 11220. ! ! j
Linen.firsl made in England, 1253.
Spectacles invented, 1280.
The art of weaving introduced into Eng
lond, 1330. h -
Musical notes, as now; used, invented
1330. ' ' j ; !. . .-
Gunpowder, invented by Schwartz, of
Cologne, 1320 40. . ;:
Cannon first used at the siege of Aligezi-
ras, 1342. , .
Muskets iri use, 1270
Pistols in use, 1544.
Printing invented at Mentz, by Guttem
berg 1440. M
j Printing introduced into England, 1471.
j Post office established in France, 1464;
in England, 1581 ; in Germany, 1641. j
j Turkeys and chocolate introduced into
England, from America, in 1520. i
lobacco introduced into France by Ni-
cpt, 1560. !
First coach made in England, 1564.
Clocks first made in England, 1568.
Pntntnpo intrrr1nrnrt intn Trplnnrt nnrl Rnrr.
lind, in 1586 . W ,
The, circulation of the . blood discovered
by Harvey, 1619. '
I he first newspaper published at Venice,
1630 ; first iri France, 1631 ; first in Eng
land, 1641. i ' s r
Tea introduced into England, 1666.
The steam engine invented by the Mar
quis of Worcester, 1655. j
rire engines first invented, 1663.
Turnpikes first made in England, 1663.
Bayonets invented in Bayonne, (whence
their name) 1670 ; first brought into use at
the battle of Turin. 1693.1
Stereotype printing invented, 1724
New ' style j of calendar introduced into
Air balloons and jErostation invented in
; prance, 1782.
From the Richmond WUif. I
A natural curiosity.
Mr. Editor, In travelling a few days
since in my native county, Bed lord, 1 saw
a prodigy to which 1 wish to invite public
attention. This-prodigy is Mr. Joscphus
lenry Chaffin. He is near seventeen years
old; is two feet four inches high, and
weighs twenty-three pounds. He was a
illputian at his birth. 1 tor more than five
years he has riot grown perceptibly, and it
is not likely that his statue will be increased,
as! his countenance indicates that he has
passed the meridian of life. Of his form,
owing to the looseness of his dress, I could
not very accurately judge. His head is
disproportionately large, but by no means
monstrous. He has a slight protuberance
ori his back, which is not visible through
his clothing; and the; muscles which con
tract the .hand are inactive. In all other
respects, so far as I could observe or learn,
his structure and hia4unctions arp perfect.
Hp stands erect, walks, runs, and leaps like
other bipeds; and, strange as it may ap
pear, he is an adept in playing marbles, ot
which game he is fond. His countenance
is!rrave, intelligent, and pleasant.' Of the
powers of his mind I had but little opportu
nity of judging, j He cannot read, but his j
aunt, who has charge of hirn, informed me :
that when he was sent to school for a short
period; he learned readily. He, is fond of
conversation, -deemed witty by his neigh
bors, and has a good talent for mimicry. 1
saw him myself imitate a vulture, sunning
itself, and spreading its wings, with striking
ac! curacy and effect. I said to him, f Mas
tc;r Chaffin, it is a pity you cannot go to"
school you might become a scholar."
'Ycs," he promptly replied, " and a teach
er too.' I told him 1 was apprehensive the
little boys and girls j would ' overrun him.
V'iNo,'' said he, "they wouldn't? and he
spoke with a firmness which indicated that
he was a man of authority, but still I was
inpgreat doubt, whether, in case of an ii4
sprijection among the little urchins, Master1
Chaffin, with a regiment of his peers to aid
him, would be able to maintain it. Mr.
Chaffiri professes to be a connoisseur. I
was introduced to this wonderful man at a
religious meeting in his neighborhood.
That I might enjoy a good opportunity of
cultivating his acquaintance, 1 took him on
my arm, and carried him to the woods. A
crowd soon collected around us; among
the rest, three young ladies came. He was
requested by one of his neighbors to select
the handsomest. After surveying them
vpry carefully fpr some time, he pointed
at the lady to whom he awarded the honor.
I differed with Master Josephus in judg.
ment ; j but it a was a mere matter of taste,
arid perhaps he was right, and I was wrong.
1 1 have seen the 1 Living Skeleton"!
have seen an exact likeness of the Siamese
Trvins iri wax, but I have' never seen any
being in human form, nor indeed any other
object ,l so wondeaful, and so interesting, as
this dvvarf, and doubt whether the1 world
has ever seen a full grown man so small.
I should have deemed a sight of him an
ample compensation! for the expense and
toil of my trip' to thq upper country.
I Mr. C. and his relations are poor but re-
spectable. I suggested to his aunt the pro
priety of exhibiting him in some of our
large cities. The thought was not new to
her ; but she seemed; sceptical as to the re.
sultof the experiment, and shrank from it
. . -L 111' 1 T 1 1?
witn a ncommenaaDie moacsiy, i oeueve
the public( would bc'greatly gratified by the
exhibition- And if I am not deceived,
when the knowledge of this prodigy shall
have been diffused through the community,
thefamily will be compelled, in self-defence,
' ' 1 1 ! 1 '
to comply witn tne general wisn ior nis ex-
Mr. Chaffin resides near the mouth of
Otter river, twenty miles from Lynchburg,
and ten from New ! London. ! It is to be
hoped that some of the medical faculty will
visit him, and furnish the public with a
more particular and correct account of this
extraordinary, being. It is properi that I
should state, that I learned, from various
sources in the neighborhood lt that among
the ancestors of this man, there has been
several marriages within near degree of
consanguinity. J. B. Jeter.
Be it enacted by the Senate and J louse of Retire.
scntatives of the United State of America in UotL
gress assembled. That the folio wine: bo establish-
cu us post rouas, tiz. . i i .
.. V' IN MAINE.
From Milfard, in the dounty of Penobscot, th
Winslows Mills, in Greenfield, and countv of
Hancock. " - i i -'
From Machias, by Crajvford, to Alexander. 1 I
From Houlton, in the eoiintv of Aroostook.1 to
Fort Fairfield, in the plantation of Prcsqne Isle.l s
From Denny sville, in te county of Washing.
ton, by way of Edmunds to Whiting1. '
From Sedgwick to Swt,ns Island Plantations 1
rrora btandish, in the county of Cumberland.
to Oaco, in th county of York. ,i
irrorn ltovel to Uuier. j ; j
From Fish's Mills, by the town of Massardia. in
the county of Arocstookj to the Mouth of Fih
River. ' . 1 , v - : . I
From Bowdoinham Villairo to Bowdin Ccntivi
From Bath, by way of Merrymetrting Bride and
Richmond Village, ty Gardiner. i
. . IN NEW IIAMPSltlRE.
From Gikum, via SouUi Marlow; Nortli Maf-
low, and Scmptor, to Gotdien. I
rrom lancbcstcr, via Gandia Townshio. to
Candia. - '
From IVIancliester, via Bedford Centre, to Am
herst. . " .1 I
From Northficld, via Ffanklin, Andovcr, Wd
mut, New London and Wpndell, to Newport. I. "
FrorrrFarmington, via New Durham Corner,
to 'Alton. ;- J
From Haverhill, Newhjinipshirc, yia Benton, to
Franconia. . v
From Frainin-iharrihrough Concord, to Lowell.
r romouin r raminfrnam, ta iiolliston.
Froin Westport to Weit'port Point. 1
Irom AV ost Brookfieldi Norlh Brookficld. Nw
Brainrtee, Barre, and Tcnplcton, to Wmchendjn.
From Lee, Tvringhain, South Tyringham,
Hartsvillc, Mill River, tlirouirh ! East SheflieldJto
IN KHOPE ISLANP. '
t.''.. T,. :. ) A r a n i '.. -mm
Hum moiwutc iu vvesi jjrojKiicia, iviossa.
From Trovidcncc, thraugh Fruit Hill, Ccntro
villc. : , j
IN VEI MONT. , ;
From Townsend, through Grafton, to Chester.
From Rochester,, through Brandon, to Shole'a
Landing, on Lake Champain, '
From East Charleston, through Morgan and
Holland, to Derby. ill..
From Bellows Fall; to Paper Mill ViUajre iri
Alstcad. 1 1
From Hyde Park, Lamoille Court-housej through
North Hyde Park, Belviderc Four Corners. Ave.
ry's Core, and Montgomery , to East Berkshire
iu utu iruui v mt;rvuie, inrougn ueiviqero
ana Avery's Gore, is hereby discontinued.
' V .-' IN
From Durham v ille, along the line of the Eric:
cnal, to the intersection of the Erie and Oneida
canals, in Oneida county. I
From Unioriyille, in Pfange county. New York,
to Deckcrtown.ln Susscji county, New, Jcrseyi by
the Drowned Road, retujning by the Clove Road.
From Texas to Oswego, on the NorthJRo!ad i
by Cheevcr's Mills, jriOswejro county.
From Collins to Irwin- in Erie county.
r.' - . n iK' . ..... ,
xrom assvmc ip JJuqcocK Hill, in the county
From Westerriville tobooiyirie, as
The first mail carried in England.! by
Stagecoach, .1785. , , - ;'! . ' J ;; ' :.
! The cotton gin invented in Georgia,
1794. .j.; - .
j Life boats invented in England, 1802.
The first steamboat on the Hudson, 1807
; The streets of London first lighted with
gas, 1814. . ,,U::rl..,.;;;':: ,v! ,
I The above, items show how slowly the
condition of man has changed from age to
age. During the first thirteen centuries of
the Christian bra, there was hardly any im-
f I gei enough to eat, but it don't seem
to (nourish me," as the hopper said to the
millstones- 1 ;. i
1 Your will may be good, hut 1 object
to the.' claws," as the pickerel said to the
fish-hawk. , i
About a thousand gallons of whiskey
were once emptied into the river by the
terriperance men. A wag remarked that
this was enough to make it high tide.
near as may
be on the route of
rrom itome to cuntorl, in Uneida county.
Jfrom Warsaw, in Wybming county, by Silver
ijaKe ana casiue, 10 roriageville, in th county of
Vrnm At(!. U-r, T. 1 T 1
.nww ..M.a, imrysuurg, JonnsoriDurg,
j-iuruj java, unu sunsi java, to Unina, in Vryom.
ing county. -
l rom CortlandtviUe td Marathon, in the count
From Elmira, by way of Baldwin's Creek. Je.
rusalcm Settlement, thbugh the south part) of
.mie, iu an tiers v me, in ine county of Uhc-
mung. . tl
' From the Manlius Depot, on the Syracuse Rail
4ii,v;n r hi.i i iVi'ii
county ol Unondaga. . J s r
. From North Adams, through Field's scttlementi
to Watcrtown in thecobnty of JerTcrson. i
IN NirVV JERSEY,- ,
From New Hamptonj in Hunterdon county
, " I see them on their winding way," as the
man said when looking at some convicts on a
i -ii ..i
ueaamuj. .:!:" .....).-. -i - i:
Whitehall and German Vain v. tn Sri
Mountain, in Morris county. , j
From Plain field, in Eesex county, to Millikiv.
ion, m pumcrsci county.
: jf ...IN PENNSYLVANIA.
From Reedsburg to Cjlarion, county of Clarjon.
crom itea uanK to tylarion via Jumcstonel in
damn county. , I
xrom nonesia to 1 liimcr: inVenano-o countv.
ia uic iusiuuiiuu ui o vim jicnryi on iuiegnany
From Perry to Tionctefa, Vcnahjro countv.
From f Georgetown, Mercer county, to Evans-
burg, Crawford countyJ via John Custard's.
Jbroni Connellsville, Ltayettc. countv. through
Salt Lick Township, to Gebharts Post Office,
Somerset county. ; i " j
t rom Shilocta, Indiaha county, via Plum Creek
and Smicksburg, to Clarion, Clarion county.
xrom vYiuiamsport to carter-House, Lycorning:
county. 1 I - . -1 j
Irom Stroudsburg, Monroe county, to Bushkill.
Pike county, via Spring mills. I
xrom lionesdale, via Frompton. lto Pleasant
Jount, Wayne county j
GonUnuation of route from Pittsburg to BrlU
ville, in Washington county, from Brallsvillel via
juiusDrougn ana viarKsymej to JeOerson, in Green
irom Whitehaveni yia Port Jenkins. Phiflins-
burg, to Beaumont, Luierne county. . v:.
xrom xviuanmg, Armstrong county, tolled
Bank, by way of the State road from Kittahincr
to BrookviHe. L - ' ! ,
From Eagle FactoryrSusquehanna county, to
Buffiington Post ofBce,lBradford cotmty. f
From JUerryall, Bradford county, Pennsylvania,
via Orwell to Owego, New York. f
From Shilocta, via Derriesville, Jacksonville,
and Louisville, to Blairsv ille, Indiana county5.
From Sheckshinny, Via Tpwnhill and Colum
bus, to Cambria, Luzerne1 county. !
Frorri Indiana, via JJfechanicsburg and Arrnah
to Johnstown, Cambria 'county. .!
From Dunningville,jon the Washington land
Wilhamsport - Turnpike ashington county.
Pennsylvania; via Jlfunfc town and ThompsonTihe;
to Ilarriottville, on the Washington and Pittsburg
Turnpike, road, in Alleghany county. " t
Frm Hamburg, via.Cutztown, Freckomsourr
to Blackhorse Tavern, in Berks county.
From Waynesburg, in Greten. county, PenisyK
vania, I to iBlacksvilJe. in Virginia, by way of
Rogersville "and Centre viUe. ,
'" IN MARYLAND. v'V ';"' ti.
From Sang RunTAlIeghany county, to' Yiung'