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' i, Mm'r u Mm mn,
A Uw-drop bung bn th cluck of mm,
Fst by Uowtr, .
Wfctre at iub Mil hour, '
Tk younf lh, Beauty, sought rpoe.
i. :. Au Um pttrc peart wjv
Had just been intilll from Heaven. ,
An angtVof figit, on some trrand shove,
By accident strayed
Where lh innocent maid
Lay dreaming her dream were of lore.
Soft, oA to ber wiM-flower pillow be Hole
Her bosom of mow, ...
Now lifted, now low ,
Spoke the vision that wanned ber tout
Tbca l plucked the rose, and diffused it fino
ay ,..iW.r - ... . ,
O'er ber check ao bright,
And badetbi rmJ.1 EgUt"
Be henceforth the berald of tender jo.
And thou. Utile gen, be still trembling near,
For if bint of our heaven
To mortali be given,
Tu baauty'a tlusk act willi love' tea;."
Tit worth an age of wandering to return
The eoul that still can feel, and the heart that
burn i
We have not bent the chaatcn'd brow In vin,
To l.tar the wbuper, "Thou art mine again !"
To in evea we lovt the tear-drop awe II,
Willi ntore of fcelingjhajt Uie lip could tell.
The weary pilgrim aiah the exile' pra)rr,
Breathe of their borne thai they may wander
And like the aim when aummcr day are part.
Sink into rett, their calmest hour their hut,
Heave the death igh where those around will
And aleep forever where their father sleep
" He sets an example," ayi bishop
Newcombe, of the moit perfect piety
to Cod, and of the most extensive be
nevolence and the most tender compas
sion to men. He doci not merely ex
hibit a life of strict justice but of ever-
nowing Dcmguiiy. ma icrapcraucc
has not the dark shade of austerity ; hia
meekness does not degenerate into ap
athy ( hia humility is signal, amidst a
splendour of qualities more than hu
man ; hia fortitude is eminent and ex
emplary in endurinhrmostTormtda
ble external evils, and the sharpest ac
tual sufferings.' His patience it invin
cible; his resignation entire, autT; ab
solute. Truth and sincerity shifie
thrcughouthts whole conduct. Though
of heavenly descent, he shews obedi
ence and affection Jo his .earthly, par
ents; he approves, loves, and attache!
himself to amiable qualitiea in" the hu
man race ; he respects authority, reli
gious and civil ; and he evinces regard
for his country, by promoting its most
essential good in a painful ministry
dedicated to its service, by deploring
its calamities, and by laying, down his
life for Its benefit. Every one of his
eminent virtues is regulated by con
summate prudence ; and 1 both wina
the love of his friends, and extorts the
approbation and wonder of his ene
mies. Never was a character,, at the
same time so commanding and natural,
contrast in it between an awful great
ness, dignity and majesty, and the most
conciliating loveliness, tenderness and
softness. He now converses wkh pro
phets, law-givers and angels and the
next instant he meekly - endures the
dullness of his disciples, and the blas
phemies and rage of the multitude.
He now calls himself greater than Sol
omon ; one who can command legipns
ot angels ; the giver al life to whom
soever he nleaseth ; the Son of God,
wfio shall sit his 'IbTio'hfdne'lrd
J udgethe worlds A roth er ti mes we
find him embracing voung children :
not lifting up his voice in the streets,
not breaking toe bruised reed r nor
ut n iiingthc smoking flax ; calling his
istiples not servants, b'ut. friends and
brethren, and comforting them with a
exuberant and parental affection. Let
us pause an instant, and fill our miiula
with the idea of one who knew all
things, heavenly anil rnrthlv ; searched
and laid ojur- ti c inmost ref esses.
iu i in . vi 'I v ry irmud.e of a tiioril
ari'l nlij'.K'ut kin1 1 by a word exert i
ed a sovereignty over all nature, pen
etrated the hidden events of futurity,
gave promise of admiasion into a hap
py immorta)ityf lul the keys of life
and death, claimed an union with the
Father and yet was pious, mildi gen
tle, humble, affable, social, benevolent,
friendly and affectionate. Such a cha
racter is fairer than the morning star.
Each separate virtue Is made stronger
by opposition "tod contrast 4ind the
union of ao many virtues forma a
brightness which fitly represents the
glory of that Cod ,? whci inhabiteth
lifr?h neraithlr' H. - '
lJ HereVnleganiirUeru:
seTvesrevtrirgraee' that-an tecom-
mend' retfnonV anT'iverylrtuetlal
can adorn humanity, are ao blended, al
to excite our. admiration,Jtnd engage
our Jove. In abstaining from licen
tious plcaiurci, 4e waa equally free
from ostentatious singularity and chur
Ush sullenneie. When he complied
with the established ceremonies of hia
countrymen, that compliance was not
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accompaniea oy ny miiii ui uigwuv
or aupcritiiion :' when he opposed their
rooted nrtposseisions, hit' opposition
was perfectly exempt front the captious
prtulence of a controversialist, and the
undistinguished zeal of an innovator.
His courage waa active in encounter-
r the dangcra to which he was ex-
nosed, and passive under the aggrava-
ted calamities which the malice of his
foes heaped upon him : his fortitude
was remote from every appearance of
rashness, and his patience waa equally
exempt from abject pusillanimity: he
was firm without obstinacy, and hum
ble without meanness. Though pos-
sesVed of the mosV abounded power,"
we UholJ him living continually in a
state of voluntary humiliation and pov-
crty7 we see him daily exposed to al
most every species of want and dis
tress; afflicted without a comforter,
persecuted without a protector; and
wandering about, according to his own
pathetic complaint, because he liad net
where to lay hit head. Though regard-
ess of the pleasures and aemetimesdes-
titute ofthe comfort of life, he never
the misanthrope, or our contempt by the
inactivity of the recluse. His attention
to the welfare of mankind was evidenced
not only by hia salutary injunctious,but
by hi readinea to embrace every op
portunity of relieving their distress, and
administerlne to their wants." In every
period and circumstance of his life, we
behold dignity and elevation blended
with love and pity ; something, which
though it awakens our admiration, yet
attracts our confidence. We see pow
er ; but it is a power which is rather
our security than' our dread apower
softened with tenderness, and soothing
while it awes. With all the gentle-
nessof a meek and lowly mind, we i
behold an heroic firmness, which no ;
could shake, and no opposition
estrain. In the private scenes
rnnld rrfrain. in the nnv
f lifi. and in tbe nnhlie cremation
of h s ministry: whether the ob ect of
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admiration or ridicule, of love, or of
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neisccutio.i ; whether welcomed with
hosannas, or insulted with anathemas,
we still see him pursuing with unwea
ried constancy the same end, and pre
serving the same integrity of life and
it munrr.J
of Thamai Jktvit, who was executed at Tuv!
caloosa, Alabama, on Friday, the 11th of Octo-!
!t:,e lit art; uttifcd every rrfjuiiue,
ker, 1822. for counterfeiting wriucn partly lv. shortly separated, and I descended the
himself. Cone ludtd. lOhio river, as low as the Chickasaw
The next business of the kind that I
was ejigagea-inf Jwa on-tlic - LUijtea
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States' Bank and branches, and in at
tempting to pass them, was arrested
and sent to prison, where I remained
about-60-dayr but-from-carelessness
of the jailor and guards, I made my
escape into Virginia, about the Flour
Gap, where I remained three or four
months. From thence I went to Pitts
burgh, (Pa.) and from thence down the
Ohio, below the falls. There I engra
ved a SlO plate on the old mother
Bank of the United States, and.made
a1 quantity of those bills- v.n took on
down, ibc.rivcv tradingvitl) tbemis
far as "Natchez in the year 1799 and
1800. F'rom Natchez I returned to
Bayou Pierre and there engaged in tn
Ciav.ipr plate's on the United States'
Bank, Notes of S50 and Slot)."1 After
completing these plates, and striking a
quantity, 1 went to New-Orleans, and
there passed them.. From New-Or
leans I returned to Bayou Pierre.
Frotrt'th.ere.1 went to New Madrid,
cton the Mississippi, and there traded a. !
coniiJcraUc amount of the tote.
From there 1 went to Cape Girardeau,
and there made a coniiJtuUc pur
chae of rooJa, and from there went
to the Falls of the Ohio, and about 2 J
miles below there, I cut plates of ?J0
and $30 ort the United ti'atcs' Dank;
thoujh thcra were no such notes ai
S30 on that baak, but the people in that
section ef the country did not know
any better. After striking a consider
able quantity, rriyself and another man
took a considerable quantity to . the
state ef Ohio, and went as far is Chil
licothe. He there met with aman he
had 'bought some goods of at New
M jdrid. whs told him the money he
rot of -him was crossed at the Hank.
1 Jhca paid:hirijn.thcjondj;f;j50
notti ! had, roadT-tbarU"'n
ed and promronced good,' -ai paid him
at the 8ame' timeJOOlcrowhsl a I did
not like to ?ar. ai y rnort of those
notea at that time, v From Xhillicothe
I returned below' the falls of Ohio,
(1801,) and in 1802 weot with one of
my conhdanta into norm-u iron m, nu
was there arresd, (a reward of g500
being offered by the Marshal of Ceor
gia,) aid was carried to Augusta and
put in jail, and thence to Savannah,
where 1 waa discharged no bill being
fouud by the Grand Jury. I theri re
turned'to N. Carolina, in Hatherford
county, where I engaged in cutting
plates on the Branch liank of the U.
States, of 8100 and 850, and prepared
the different materials to complete laid
notes, to the amount of 50 or 60 thou
sand dollar." From thence I went
with an associate to the state of Vir
ginia, with a considerable quantity of
tnese ouia, ana u was uii umc uui
some other person had counterfeited
the same Bills in Virginia, and couhl
Dot aucceed well ;:: From there I went
to Kentucky, and descended the Ohio
and Mississippi to Natchez; but coufd
not prosper well inr getting off theic
notes. From Natchez I went to N.
Carolina again, in Rutherford county,
andataidsix months. 'There washeh
a considerable stir about the counter
feit mouey, and 1 left there and went
to Kentucky, Livingston county ; but
when I left N. Carolina at the time the
alarm was given, I had 81500 in my
pocket," which ! hid in a "stable loft,
and directed a friend in Kentucky
where to find it, who went and brought
the money to me. I then started from
Livingston county, and went near the
Falla of -Ohio, to get pay for some
horses I had left there. From thence
I wen', by water, with aomc men up to
Wheeling in thelate of Virginia, and
passed some of those Bills 1 mhde. in
North-Carolina, on the U. S. Bank,
and then returned back below the Falls
of the Ohio : from there I returned
to Livingston county. I then came
on and tookwatcron jhe.Tennessee
river, and descended the Mississippi
and to the Bayou Teche, and across to
the Attacapaa country, and put off
omc nolf : Y werc car.r,cu l? IUC
'Bank at ew-OrIean8, and condem
ed. The man I let have the note:
waa arTested, and told who he got the
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noi irom anu 1 w incn
and carried to New Orleans, and the
man appearing state's evidence, I was
tried, convicted, and sentenced to im
prisonment during life. J there re
mained twenty-fix months in jail, and
was . then pardoned by the Governor.
This was in 1805 and 1807. After
my liberation, I proceeded to Natchez,
and from there, (in 1809) to Kentucky,
and -there made-a-quantity-f SlO
notes on the U. btates Dank, and then
started w ith two Other men, but we
ther.eTarbdri umcMd went to. Natch-,
ez. I was there apprehended, with
two others, for counterfeit money, and
confined in jail about nine months, and
discharged forwant-of-safiicient'evi-dence,
and the charter of the Bank. I
remained some time in -Natchez, and
worked at. my trade (the watch ma
king.) From there I went to Bayou
Pierre, and there cut a 850 plate on
the United States Branch Bank, and
made about 840,000, when I and an
other man started in the night, and my
horse broke from where he was tied
an d n. Jo st .in y saddlebags .with -all.; t he .
money I had in my possession. I
found my horse, and we proceeded on
to the state of- Tennessee, to White
county. Frrm White I went to Law
rence county, and' there engraved a
Sob plate on the U. States Bank ; a
three dollar plate on the Cape Fear
Bank, of North Carolina, and a S50
plate on Norfolk, Virginia fictitious ;
I struck notes on all those plates to a
cer.i(lcrab1e amount, and then started
to the stale- of Crotfi i and in Friuw. ing.-y,c -i v, nmcil.m2 ta iear
IWi ty, enrravnl a W ,.lte.on ly.-Cmnn Sent . vu!Car qu.l)t).
l'll on liVnk, Mar) had; a W pUte -Cvuchnnn a ntleman or accr,r
ofthe l ank of Hndv.n, New-York- flUhcd MmCharht , a Vtl(;,
I a Lallnd.fii.Uuilhell.nk tic ff one. dull. U.
,,f I'en'nivlvanla. and made a Itrgc
qui..ity of notes on all thoac Banks.
1 i., 1 another man thcu started tn l'uw
ell'a Valley, Tcnn. and traded offaome
of the notes, From there I went near
Pendleton, S. Carolini, in the Chcro
kee Nation. Shortly after I arrived
discharged by the court. J then re
mained in Pendleton aome time, and
continued to trade the Bills on Elkton,
and 'the1 S20 ind 85-on trrer Baniref
cut a plate on w ?J""?:"m
nia,of 8 JO fictitious J-a considerable
amount, of note struck vctit 85 on the
State Bank of S. Carolina, and struck
850,000 or upwards, and then started,
with another man, to the state of Geor
gia, and there a man wanted cm rno
ney, ind 1 let him have -tome, with a
five dollar note on the State Bank of
South Carolina. Informationwa giv
en that the money came from me. ' I
waa arrested, and a considerable quan
tity of bad money being foucd In rov
possession, I waa- committed to jail,
and confined about eleven month.
I was then tried and convicted, but the
judgment of the court waa not passed,
and in about two months after, I broke
jail and made my escape. I then went
to Kutherford, in North Carolina,-
where I was concealed in the woods
about four mor.ths, and engaged in
making notes on the vat ions Banks of
the states. I thn left there and went
into the state of Virginia. Patrick coun-iy-w!Ve
Jjva apprehended and car
ried before JuYtieclaf "the Fcace.'TI
told the Justice they could not get
proof against rnrrtd tlM if he would
discharge mc, I would pay him. I
gave him ten dollars and he discharged
me, and geve me up all the money I
had, supposed to be counterfeit, I then
proceeded on to Ash county, N. Car
olina, where I staid but a few davs.
From there I returned to Tennessee, j
Jackson county, where I made aome
trades, " and then went to Lawrence
county. There I cut jdatea on the Po
tomac Bank of Alexandria,' 850 fic
titious also, S2 on the State Bank of
North-Carolina ; and 810 on the Bank
of Nr York fictltidusitruclc atbn
iderable quantity i rnadTthe. paper,
&c. This wag in 181 8.-X wa then
taken up on anspidonv and committed
to jail, but discharged. . I then went
into the Chickasaw Nation, where I
cut plates of 82 on the Bank of Nash
ville ; 82 on the Franklin Bank of Ten
nessee, and struck notes 5000 or 0000
dollars. From there I went to Madi
6F(AI)lvT)ereritaid"6neTrar"and worked at the repairing of watches, &c.
Several persons being apprehended in
Madison, I got alarmed and left the
country, and went again into the Ch ick
asaw Nation, (1820) and remained but
a short time, till I went on the waters
of Canoe creek, and down the Coca
river; thence, late in the summer of
1821, to the cave in Tuscaloosa coun
ty, and commenced cutting the Post
Notes of SI 00. The g2 plate on the
Planters Bank was brought there I
did not like the' engraving, and cut it
anew. I did not cut the 810 plate on
the Nashville Bank, found at the cave ;
but there was about 10 or 12 thousand
dollars pftheriQteifitruck-thereT-as
were also a quantity of two and oae
dollar notes on the same Bank.
- I have been about thirty-eight years
engaged in counterfeiting, during which
time I suppose, 1 have made from 600,.
rested about the 27th of May last, at
the Cave, on the information of Smith
Randall, an old traitor.- My race is
now run the world ican now-secwhan
a wretched life I have spent. Oh ! ye
youths of my country ! let tbia be a
caution to you : always pursue the
paths of virtue and honesty. Take
warning from the public example of
my wretched fate. I have lived a vi
cious lifej and found but little pleasure
therein. I have now no hope on this
side the grave ; but pray to God in his
infinite, wisdom, to have mercy on iny
squl..... Adieu to the world.
Tmcnhom Prison, October 8, 1822.
NTAV YOC AH 1 1. A It V.
-iffcan infirmity nobody owns.
At Home, the domestic amusement of
three hundred visitors in a small room
to yawn at each other. Bore, every
thing one dislikes. It also means any
person talking ot religion. Buying,
ordering goods without purpose of pay-
there, I was taken up in Fcndieton anu
committed to jail, (ia 1813 or 14) and
not lufHcient evidence appearing, I f
1H .., mint jPj
coachbox for the gentlemen. Charity
a golden ticket to.Catalanl or any cth
er favorite performer Debt, a necci.
sary evil. DuN doing a other peo
pie do. Drtit, half caked Decency
keeping, up an tppehance. Economy,
obsolete. Forlunf, the kumtnuhonuwu-
fashisn, the Jt ne tea) quol of eicd.
lence. Friend, meaning not known,
a ... ' a
Home every one'a house but your
atanding fire well Highly xumpfokr
flowers for the border pi a screen and
a talent lor. guessing cnaraaes mt,
meaning not known, now that the otaj
fication of the heart has become a fuh.
ionable disease but the world is stiU
to be found in novels and romances-.
vairmouu, uariiauu tuorauiu, t
troublesome interruption lo pleasure.
Muic execution Modest, Ueepish.
Ustrnlng't from nooo to sun-eu
Xont'ente polite ' conversation. AVu ,
delightful. AW 'eL'JJimeJ sitting i,
your drawing-room.'- -Prudence, parti-mony.-'ffy,
only applied to v'uiu.-
Prodigality generosity -Spirit, con
tempt of decorum and morality Style,
splendid extravagance 7iJe, only rc
garded in muic Truth, meaning un
certain Vice, any fault in horses and
servant UTcled, irresistibly agreea
ble. World, the, circle of fashionab'.t
people when in town.
The eventy-third number of the Ldin
burrfh lteview (say the National Cscetle
vlgoronsly Httck 'the-' " Cotmhutioml
Association," formed In London, for tbt
pruscculiorLnCoffencea committed by lie
Press. It i stated in the rteviewrthat
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" the friends bf the Aioclation have not
only upon no occasion evinced the slick
est disposition to put the law In fort:
atpiinst the most scandalous violations cf
it on. the side of the' Ministers, but that
many of its supporters, and et peciilly a
mong the clergy of ibe Established Chmrh
are known to be, bjr their patronage at lei tt.
the encouragera of the star. ,ttny por
tion of the Pre." This general account
is given of the Association i
" He ajent of. mJn?ter, theirVanncst up
porter both in Church and State, openly ctu!
lialiet and palronlaed a ytem of personal tlirr
ler, hy-mean of the periotlical press, wIik-S
tly'rna3e the vehicle of pmate defamation in.T
ohseene ribaldry in a degree wholly unmatrh
ed by the utmost licentiouines of the most im
pore' times while men of a more reputable d
icription aaaociatel themselves for the aroweJ
purpose of prosecuting whatever they might
deem phcla against the government that is t
aay, political writing in support of doctrine,
ami measures displeasing to the existing niiiw
try.w " -
The Ueviewgr asserts that, during the
discussions which took place after the
Manchester outrage, from circumstance
which subsequently came to light, that
some of the spies were connected with
the worst of the publications which openlv
recommended rcbcHion, mutiny, and as
"We Tear," ay the Hcvicwers, " the nature
of our libel law is such os to render conviction,
in any given eae, highly improbable. No mn
ran tell w hat is, or what is not a libel. The defi
nition given of the offence by Mr. Bcntham i
hardly an exaggeration 1uy tl.;nj which any
bod it ut any time may be pirated di4uLr,for an;
rrunn. It sliould not be forgotten that, amonp
. V. I r AX. . ..Alrnnt. !
mc iiiciiiucrt ui liic Associaiiuii, u. t.- rn" '
about forty Itishnns and I'cers of Tarliameii'.
Hut, can any thing be more alarming than that
men, who know they are the "iudges in the
resort, of all causes, nhoiild become systematica :
ly the prot:cutors of public offences :"' -
. in the, .same.rjunvbe.r. of the. Review
the following .laiiguageis held respectip
personages whom the. rninistcml writen
havealwayst eprcsenrcit asjiheereatberir''
ftttors Scbinarheiitsoft
"The spirit of the lale Mr.'i'crcival !i'
ter, as his mind was narrow ; he j'idged like i
bigot, and he felt like one. ilis Attonif
funeral, too was a mfmssVtmtait i hsp
silion, as contracted in Ins views."
" In Mr. O'Meara'.s work, in ansvtr to Mr. f
Meara's remark, that Lord Wellington nrvrr in
tended to rjnit the fichl of Waterloo alive, to
he been defeated. Napoleon observes, ' lie coi.!
not have done so.' - His good opinion, howevt r,
cf our commander, is confined entirely l- s
military talents; hr joiv in (fit imivtma! n'in
that, in all other mjrcr,- th&e ttrt few m''f
naru fiertumagn.
. .. " Ljard Casttlereagh .us! to speak of'.N'npoIr
with a stirt of mild Indili'erence and contemp
as if he were naming some, invalid nfljejfr, wh
sViperaiiniiation pension had accidenfalty "conr'";
into question, lint habit soon made the na '"
familiar with our great statesman and he ap
peared latterly to pronounce it v it 1 a conscinif
iii-.rint.'il v fif e1itt.Mi tm.Ai .ml ii-riii-t.lll('C I'T
t!ic world, which w as snfTicietrily amusing to the
spectator who looks no further than the prcsfu
times, but indescribably laughable to any ov
who reflects that the day will, crelong, f0""
when Lord Castlereagh's name will only hen'
cued from the oblivion to which nil the other
.smooth-spoken inmatcs of Do nipg-street ai";
Whitehall are hastening, by his accidental an
nexion wit!i 'tiie- latter events of llonupartc"
lire. , .'

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