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00 a 121
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Feathers, . .
Flour, . . .
. 10 a i Molasses, -
. r0 a :j."i;XaiIs, . . . .
. 10 a 50 Oats, . . . .
, 10 a 'Rye, . . . .
. 4 Sugar, brown, -
.11 I loaf, . .
. 10 a lS.Salt, . . .
. 40 a 45 Tallow, . .
. 30 a Tobacco, . -.G'A)
a fjOj Wheat, (bu.hel)
. 100 Whisker, . .
8 a 20
80 a 100
SO a :J5
linseed Oil, per gallon, Al 25
AT FAYETTE VI LLE. October G.
Beeswax, . .
Flaxseed, . .
Flour, . . .
Feathers, . .
9 a ll'Iron, . .
a 50' Molasses, . .
. 27 a 30 Nails, cut,. .
22 a 23 Sugar, brown,
. 12 a 14M lump, .
. 11a 15 loaf, .
GO a 05 Salt, . . .
130 a 1 10 Wheat, . . .
.000 a 7(r; ; Whiskey, .
. 35 a Wool, . . .
4 a 5
29 a 33
G.', a 7
AT CIIERAW, (S. C.) October 5,
.... 8 a lOXails and Brad:
CofTee, . .
Cotton, . .
Torn, . .
Vn -sped. .
20 Sugar, brown,
. 13 a 10 do. lump, .
. 10 a 17 do. loaf, .
. 03 a 07:Salt, per sack,
.100 a 120 do. bushel,
. 9 a 10
. 11$ a 10
. 10 a 17
.250 a 275
. 05 a 70
. 25 a 30
- - -
Ilruir mnntrv. .750 a OO
rot ton Biggin'
do. northern, . t?00 a 900!
rtKnr . 31a 37i
. 10 e 12
. 1G alS
Wheat, . .
41a 5 Wool, . . .
O . r, !
33 a 40' Whiskey, . .
. 40 a 47
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St the Merchant's Bank of S. Carolina, at Clieraw :
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do. Charleston, . per cent. prem.
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Beeswax, . .
Coflee, . . .
Flour, . . .
Iron, . . .
9 a 121' Lard,
10 a 121
75 (Molasses?, . .
40 a 50j Mackerel, . .
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, 40 a 45
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25 a 31 i bushel.
10 a 9-jSu?rar. brown.
10 a 12$
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14 a 154 Tallow, . . .10 a 1,'$
.825 a 875rreas,
00 a 125
5 J a 5i
40 n 45
Mother," said a little fellow the other day, is
there a y harm in breaking egg shell?" "Cer
tainly not, my dear; but why do you ask ?" Cause
I dropt the basket jist now, and see what a mess
JJjn in with tho naety yolk." Baltimore ftar.
" HITCH YET REM VIMH I'NSCVU.
From the. Token.
bv j. a. fERCIVAl
In deepest shade, by fountain sparkling clear,
Iligli o'er me darkly heaved the forest dome ;
Sweet tones, long silent, mdt upon my ear;
They soothe my spirit like the voice of home ;
Ami blended with them, floats a beam of light,
Itadlent, but gentle, through the shadowy night.
Mv heart, that sunk in dim oblivious dream,
W'aTies at the tones, and feels its life again ;
My downcast eye uprises to the beam ;
Sottly untwines my bosom's heavy chain:
A stream of melody around me tlows ;
Anew the smothered fire of feeling glows.
The charm, long lott, is found ; and gushing pours
FroMi fancy's heaven, its beauty, as a bhowcr :
The mystic deep casts up its wondrous stores;
Mind stands in panoply of fullest power;
I leaving, with wakened purpose, swells the soul;
Its larriers fall ; its gathered treasures roll.
Lilit covers all around light from on high,
Sort as the last retiring tint of even.
Full as the glow that tills the morning sky.
Pure as the'midn.ost blue of cloudless heaven :
Like pillared bronze, the lofty trunks aspire.
And every leaf alove is tipped w:th fire.
And round me still the magic music flows;
A thousand dillerent tones dissolve in one.
Softer than ever gale of evening blows.
They blend in harmony's enchanted zone :
With pictured web and golden fringe they bind,
For higher flights, the renovated mm 1.
I feel it round me twine the band of power ;
Youth beat- in every vin ; lift- bursts in bloom
All seems, as when at twilight's blissful hour,
Brt nthed from the flowery grove, the gale's .'rfume;
The laugh, the shout, the dance, and then thy ttralu
Oftendcrest love, dissolved the heart again.
Ye greet me fair, ye years of hope and joy.
Ye da-s of trembling fears and anient loves,
The reeling madness of the impassioned boy
Through wizard wilds agiin my eplrit rove?,
And beaut', veiled in fancy's heavenly hue.
Snides and recedes before my longing view.
The light has lied , the tones that won my heart
B.i'?k to its- early heaven, again are still :
A deeper darkness hroos; with sirlden ttart
Repelled, my life relapses from its thrill :
Ilr avier the shades desrend, and on my ear
Oidy the bubbling fountain murmers ne-ir.
We cheerfully comply with a request to publish the
folkwing proceedings of a meeting of the Students of
the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, at
I.iexington, S. Con the all-engrossing subject of abolition.
The Rev. Edwin Abiel Bollls, we understand, is ex
pected t-hortly to take charge of the Lutheran Congre
gation in this place. Editors.
From the Charleston CourUr.
At a meeting of the Students of the Evangelical
Lutheran Theological Seminary, located at Lexing-
ton, South Carolina, which was held in the Chapel
of that Institution, on the 20th of August, for the
purpose of expressing their opinions in reference to
the incendiary conduct of the Northern Abolition
ists, Mr. James I. King was call d to the Chair,
and Mr. Eiwin Abiel Colics requested to act as
The Chairman, in a brief and pertinent manner,
Pn1:iinpd the rdiiert if the meeting. In his re-
marks, he stated. that inasmuch as the nrrhts ot
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the Southern Country had been wantonly assailed
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by a class of fanatics, the Abolitionists, w ho, under ,
the garb of religious zeal, were throwing in our
midst the tire brand of war and bloodshed, it was
highly necessary, yea, an imperative duty on every
Sotithernor, who loved liis domestic institutions, to
express his decided disapprobation of their ooduct."
lie also stated, that, according to the declaration
of Christ, the Christian religion was not of this
world ; and thinking that these misguided philan
thropists had perverted its holy requisitions to an
swer their particular ends, it behooved every lover!
of his Bible to guard with vigilance any violation Jly , , ,, . ...
of the same. As members of this Southern insti-t Retired, That although we view with horror
tution," says lie, "we ought, with Christian mild-1 an,i ith just indignation, the attempts which have
lies, but at the same time with decision and firm- i t "m,,e h' lho Abolitionists, to excite msurrec
ne, to express our feelings on this all imjH.rtant ! tlon among our slave ,K)Pulation ; and whilst we
.!;.. in onler thnt those arotm.l us mav know i W(,u1,1 cheerfully see them made to sutler the pun.
(Hir sentiments, and Iks enabled thereby to calculate
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upon us as willing and ready at a:iv moment to lend
our nid in nnttiixr down the mud and dangerous!
fbtrovers ifnr iman and h:m -
piness, and consequently enemies of religion." professors of religion, must look with dread and d.s
Afler the Chairman had concluded his remarks, l' "I lj Lynch Law Clubs, as well as
Mr. P. A. Strobe! rose and said, "that in addition j the assumption ot the right to execute the laws, by
to the views which had U-en already expressed bv i vbs au.l unauthorized collections of the populace.
in-fnoJ ulwww.i.nll thn. fThair. he would le.r I o the more regret these proceedings, mas-
lenve to say, that whatever might be the religious
scruples of some to express their sentiments on this
subject, he, for one, felt none of these scruples.
That, as all present were Southernors, and memliers
of a Southern institution, he deemed it a duty which
the memliersowed tothemselves,and tothe commu
nity in which thev lived, not to withhold their opinions
on this subiect." He further said, 44 that the period
was not far distant when some of the members of i-UUI,ly
this institution would enter upon their duties asj "wired, That we cherish the most unlimited
Ministers of the Gospel, and he deemed it important confidence in the patriotism and public spintedness
that the public should know their sentiments, in or- of ,he Trustees and Faculty of our own Institution,
uVf that thev might rest assured that the influence fn,I.we are confident that the sentiments contained
which thev.'as Ministers, should hereafter exercise ;in the above resolutions, will receive their cordial
would not" be of an improper character, and that
the confidence of a generous people, (as far as they
were concerned,) would not be misplaced. Mr. Stro-
lel offered the following Resolution, which was
unanimously adopted :
Resolved. That the Chairman of this meeting
do appoint a Committee of Five, for the purpose oft
drafting a Preamble and Resolutions, expressive of;
the sentiments of the members of this institution,
relative to the efforts which are making by the Ab
ol itiouisU to excite dissatisfaction and insurrection
among our slaves, by intruding upon us their inflam
matory and seditiMJs publications, and that the
Committee report at a sub-equent meeting.
Agreeably to the above Resolution, tho Chairman
appointed the following Gentlemen as the Commit
tee, viz: Messrs. V. A. Strobe!, David Bernhard,
William Uerly, Elijah Hawkins, L. Bedenbaugh.
Accordingly, iti compliance with the above Re
solution, an adjourned meeting was held on the 26th
ult., at which the Committee read the following
Preamble and Resolutions, all of which were una
nimously adopted :
Whereas, the public mind is at this time in a
state ot considerable excitement, on account ot the
ellurts which have been made and are still making,
on the part of certain individuals and societies, to I
interfere with the internal policy and peculiar iturti-t the first importance, which involves many partial
tutious of the slave-holding States; we, the Stu-' lars, hut mav lie termed the preparation for do-
dents of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of
Si Hjth -Carolina und adjacent States, deem it a duty .
which we owe to ourselves, and the community in!
which we live, and in which we hereafter will be
called to labor as Ministers of the Gospel, to irive .
such a public expression of our sentiments, as will
at nce convince the misguided advocates of this
unhallowed crusade against the rights of their bre-
tbren ot toe fcouth, that they may exett no cun- ;
tenance or support from us, but that their course
meets with our decided and unqualified disapproba-
Ilesolrnd, That, as the religion of our Lord and ,
Saviour, Jesus Christ, is a religion which proclaims
i" - " ijjh , uiu
01 me Abolitionists can Ik? productive ot no good,
and must inevitably result, (if they succeed) indis-
cord, strife, and civil wur, we consider such efforts
as h ghly criminal, and springing from false and
Uesolrcd, I lint, as citizens of tlie South, we feel
a deep and lively interest in the welfare and pros- ,
K2rity of all our peculiar institutions, and we .hall
ever reprobate any and every scheme which may ill doue ; and the habit of neglecting their own
affeet their prmanency or their stability. j concerns ncessarilv leads them to occupy themselves
Resolrcd, That, in our humble opinion, the Abo- with the afTiirs of others, ami to interrupt them in
litionists have been persuaded to the adoption of their occiipntion5, or interfere with their peace,
their mischievous designs, either from a desire to Let tho daughter, thot,, be suarded ainst this
scatter "lire brands and death" i it the Southern pernicious fault. L"t her be "trained to feel, that
community, or from an tbs-.lute ign .raure of the hr first great dutu, when not ensured in the ac
actual condition of our hlave jMipulation. If from quis'ition of n-eful knowlegde, is at home that she
the former, we truly pity their motives: If from- i her mother's natural assistant or substitute, in
the latter, they are not excusable, f.r their ignorance the care of th" nursery, and the family. When
mu.t be cither the result of negligence or of de- she has well-learned" the lesson of "obedience
S-M and solf.c.ommind, she mav safely be entrusted
llesolrcd, That we will use our best effrts to u jth the direction of the other children, but not
enlighten the public mind on this important subject ; , tm then. Under the direction of her mother, she
and vw; do hereby pledge ourselves (in as far as our ,ay, in this wav, complete her course of training
Mtu.ition will allow) to discountenance and to rouu- in self-government, and learn to imitate her heaven"
tcruct all the elK.rts which may le made by these lv father, who is kind even to the evil and un
misguided men, to interfere with those rights which thankful.'
have been guaranteed to us by the Constitution of IJut she must also learn in the nursery that pe
our country, or to sow in our midst the seeds of culiar duty of woman, the care of the feeble an I
discord and of civil war. ,j,e sic. " KVery family, and every child, are every
nrnrea9 i nat, as our saviour, wnen ne was up-
on earth, did expressly declare My kingdom is not
f this world," we must consider the ellbrts of the
A!ditinits, loset at defiance the laws and autho-
' rit n,the country anl to excite mistrust and in-
surrection amongst our slaves, under the pretence
i - , - , -.
from motives which ought not to be cloaked under
the guise of Christianity.
lltsnlred, That we deem it a duty, incumbent
il it I v:i iifiri'T !lifir uiii riinril i nifril . nlitl wm-iniririt,
upon every slave-holder to see to it, that those whom fl!J; por this ,ur)OSe, she nmst acquire, not mere
God has place.! under his authority and control, are jy jj, m watching and providing for the wants of
duly mstructeti in tne essential uocinnes and pre -
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i'13 " maiaii oisii
And we do like-
wise deem it an esjK'cial duty ot all christian mm-
Mors, to devote a portion of their time to this pur-
pose, whenever an opjMrtumty may beatF.rded them.
ceru for the welfare and happiness of our common
country, as well as for the perpetuity ot those civil
j afl religious hU-rties for which our fathers fought,
and which have been transmitted to us ; and as
lovers of our country, must ever deprecate any de
signs, which may tend to atFect the permanency of.
our vjovemmeui, or wuicu may inreaien ne ue-
( st ruction of those blessings and previleges we now
i:. i . a.. c... .i.: . . i:
1-tiniii.iii uuc n ilium iui iiicii inn i hjiuihx, li
ving as we clo in a country where laws, good and
wholesome laws, have been enacted, fully adequate
! any emergency; we, as good citizens, and
j uci as the laws of the country (which should bo
. ,ie.Id inviolate by every citizen) are thereby set
aside, and in meir place is substitutes tne win ol a
few individuals, whose excited passions and feelings
know scarce any restraint, and who, by their influ
ence, often lead a body of men to the perpetration
of acts of violence, the record of which would just
ly disgrace the annals of any civilized and christian
approbation and support
Resolved, That, in view of the danger which
seems to threaten our lieloved country-, from se
veral quarters, we, the Members of this Institution,
will appoint a meeting for special prayer to Al
mighty od, that He would continue to bless us as
a nation, and grant a continuance of these exalte,
privileges, by which we, as a People, have alway
Resolved, That the thanks of the Meeting be
presented to tho Chairman and Secretary, for their
services on in is occa:
sion. It was also resolved .
K3 published in the papers of J
that our proceedings be
After singing and praver, the meeting adjourn
ed. JAMES P. RING, Chairman.
Edwin Abif.l Bollks, Secretary.
Domestic Habits. In advising as to the course
of early female education, I have insisted on the
necessity of cultivating, in childhood, the habits of
Temperance, Order, Activity, Industry, and Self
command, as essential to the health, happiness, ana
usefulness of woman
There is another branch of female education of i
mestic life. This involves both habits and skill
in domestic employments.
Ve must begin with forming domestic habits. !
No quality is more essential to the digmt ot the
female character : and without it there will never
patience in the acquisition of domestic slcilf.
On the other hand, the domestic disposition is best
cultivated by giving domestic employments. ITse-
less objects and occupations soon tire
us. Splendid j
furniture and ornaments, and mere amusements, ;
produce a weariness, from which there is no escape,
but by perpetual chan. On this plan, how many
females are made, not autom 'tons, unfortunately, j
but locomotives, active only in vain and mischiev- j
uux eiions ior some new ininirs. is capaoie 01 t
happiness as their neighbors, they have never learn-
ed the true mode of enjoying it. They promenade
the streets ; thev wander from shop to shop, from
house to house, from street to street, gathering
nvi'rv snbirt frr vnnitv rr riflinrr pwrv orft or
witticism, or renort. thev can find, to enlarrre their
supply of occupation f .r idle hours. Such busy-
bodies always leave their own duties undone, or
jav naulc to accident and disease. Xothino- in the
nursery is so important as habitual care to prevent
disease, and to relieve pain, or remove the cause at
once, when it occurs. More can be accomplished
to secure the health of children bv the faithful, in-
. torosP ,mrse, always present, than by the absent
pnvsician, nowever skuuoi, m occasional visits,
which often prove too late to remedy the evil
.. This oirjc0) the sistCrs, and each of them, as
; tnv ,rrmv. un sjimiM failrht and accustomed to
- t , mi i ,
. hor charsre : nrcsencc of mind, cent leness of disno-
cjtion .combined with firmness of resolution, nre
mdi-pensble to the good nurse. These must,
therefore, be cultivated and matured by constant
prnctice. Daughters, who are not trained in this
mannPr, can never be safely entrusted with the
health of a family. P.or and pitiable matrons
sti W)on. r an,, more pit:abiej tieir companions,
I an,i tiu,ir fam;i;M I
lut tne nursery is noi me omy piace ior uoniesuc
lnties and skill. Humble as the theme is, we can-
()t com,,iete our view of female education without
descending to the kitchen ; for the table of the king
himself must be furnished from it, and even the
J health of the family depends upon its right manage
ment. Order, and skill, and vigilance, must begin
there, or comf rt can never inhabit the house. She
who governs it mut learn in the only way possible
bv acquiring practical skill in all that is to be
done. This is an every -day business, not to be ac
complished bv one great etfort, or by some wonder
fill plan, but by the regular, returning care of a
directing eve, and a skillful hand. The mistress
of a house" becomes a pitiable cypher, if she has
not the practical knowledge to direct the when, and
the where, anil the how, of every thing that con
cerns her family affairs; and she can learn this on
ly by exjierience. Respect is paid to authority,
only when those who exert it know how to give
directions in the right time, and the right manner.
Let the daughter, then, as much as possible,
learn every part of household duly, pra tically. It
was a wise step in a circle of ladies in one of our
cities, to finish the education of their daughters in
a cookery school. They attended punctually, and
daily, for a certain number of hours, long enough
to give them a competent and practical knowledge
of the arts and the economy ot the kitchen. Their
works praised them ; and the convenience and plea
sure of a well regulated, economical, and healthy
table was the reward of their efibrts. Regularity
and order prevailed in every department of the
house, because the whole was directed with inlelli-
! skill. The incessant causes ot scolding.
aiid fret fulness, and discontent, were in a great mea
sure removed, bv the training which not only gave
these matrons habits of industry and self-command
for themselves, but taught them how to direct the
employments of others with regularity and success.
In visiting the house of Mrs. .every one
is readv to ask, ' How could you bring your family
to this regular, quiet, pleasant state?' The simple
answer is, bv understanding what every oac ought
to do, and bow it ought to be done, by beginning j
right, and persevering in the righi course, until
every one knew her duties, and could do them well.
A course ot actions will form a habit ; and habit,
we know, is second nature. In this way, hard
things become easy, and labor pleasant. Mienesa
will be at length painful, and fietfulness intolerabio.
It will be easier to do right, than to resist the stea
dy current of order in the family ; and every dis
turber of the peace will be frowned upon, as an
enemy of the whole.
And while I am urging this duty, I canuot help
alluding to the said neglect of it in modern daj-er.
Wnat is to be the history of the rising gene ration!
Must it be told in language like this?
Fashion and. accomplishments, and amusement?,
and unnecssary display in literature and scu nce,
absorbed the whole time of the females of this
periou. jomestic cares ana virtue "seem to liuvs
descended to the tomb with their grandame, or to
be consigned with their pictures to the garret.
Their domestic skill was lost, and their domestic
1 TV . i-
habits forgotten or despised; and when the tale
was told bv some rchc or former days, or appealed
to as an example, it was only met with a suppress.
ed smile at such antiquated notions, or an open
senfT at those who busied themselves at home in
ignmnce, or submitted to be slaves to their hus-
bands and children. The immediate conseauences
were such as might be anticipated. The wealth
which industry abroad and frugality at home had
accumulated, was scattered by indolence and igno-
ranee, and prodigal expense. " The noble dwellings
which it had raised and furnished, were sold to pay
wuia ui Airavuguiice, or puueci oown to make
way for others, which soon shared the same fate
Many a mechanic, who grew rich by the obsolete"
virtues of industry and economy, occupied the
splendid house of those w ho looked down upon him,
and despised his virtues ; and his daughters lv ld
the first station in society, while those of his em
plover might b found in some obscure corner, with
t . . . i ... . j .
little to cover them but worn out finery, and appar
ently with little to sustain them but their pride in
what they had been. Nay, the domestic was often
to be seen taking the place of his master, and oe.
cupying the station from which his children had
fallen, by the neglect of forming domestic and in.
dustrious habits in their education.'
Whether this shall be the. record of the whole
generation or not, such is, unhappily, the history of
many a family, and is likely to be that of many
more. Perhaps I shall not even obtain a hearing
from those who have already begun this course
The whirlpool seldom permits any to escape w ho
have once entered, even its margin. But th-o
who are approaching it may, perhaps, hear me ; a d
and I warn them, that they guard against its p w
erful current before it is too late ; for I have wit
nessed more examples than I can mention, of irs
I am aware that econmony and its attendant
train of minor virtues are old fashioned matter?.
They are found in here and there a family ; but
th very names seem rather to belong to the dio
tionars of the last century. Put there is a section
in an old book, too seldom studied the last counsel
of a wise ma i which recommends them ; and as
it describes particularly the virtues and the defects
of women, it ought to" be often read by mothers
and daughters. Although not new, its" very anti
quity, I trust, will give it authority with most reav
ders ; and in addition to other salutary truths, thev
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win team mat in temale education, and in female
duties, above all things, the fear of Cod is the be
ginning of wisdom.' Sexes,
WASHINGTON AND THE HUCKSTER.
It has frequently been said, that Washington waS
not only distant and reserved with those of his own
household, but more so with the soldiery. This
was nt the case, but the reverse, as many anecdotes
will prove. The General, when not absorbed in
the more important duties of his station, would
familiarly sport with the rank and file, and some,
tunes engage in oiverung nis troops vvim amuse.
ments ; particularly at a time when the prospectg
of peace and a happy termination of the struggle
wore an aspect of gloom and dismay.
An old coporal, who had been attached to Wash?
ington's service for many years, related several
anecdotes of the old General ; among them we re
member that of the Huckster of New Jersey.
44 The army," said the veteran corporal, 44 had been
a long time on a march, and when encamped wae
almost destitute of provisions. Reduced to allow
ance, every one prepared to receive his morsel, iu
hopes of seeing better days. During the encamp
ment, there appeared among the troops a huckster,
with a cart load of nuts and fruit, which to the
soldiers offered a great temptation. Washington,
who knew that his men were pennyless, and would
be grieved at not being able to purchase, ordered
the huckster to leave forthwith the commons ; but
the man, anxious to sell, obstinately refused. The
General (whose orders probably had been disoley
ed for the first time,) sent for the man, and thus
explained the condition of his men : that it was
useless Cor him to remain any longer on the ground,
and in the mildest tone requested him again to
begone. The huckster still remained unmoved,
and persisted in staying on the commons. Wash
ington was determined not to be out-generaled, and
by this time had lost all patience at the stubborness
of the man, he therefore ordered a few soldiers to
upset the cart, and such scrambling I have never
seen before nor since. In a few minutes not a ves
tige was left, save the nutshells. This was the
only time I had heard Washington laugh out.
During the scene of the eager contest, he seemed
so diverted, that if it were possible for one to crack
his sides, he surely did on that memorable day.
Nothing was afterwards heard of the obstinate
huckster, who must have discovered that it was no
small thing to trifle with the General. Army and
The celebrated Baron Humboldt, calling on Pre
sident Jefferson, was received info his cabinet. On
taking up one of the public joarnals which lay upon