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Number 33, of Volume 10:
The Wrnirrn Carolinian.
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SALISBURY, NOIlTII-CAItOLIIYA, JANUARY 10, J83C.
rPIIK flubsrriber, having taken out special let
lers if Administration on the estate of J.rli
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Ui dwrlluiK twrit en M4a9, Ike I Ilk day of
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Four or fire Hundred DuiheU of Corn;
Tkrtt or four tkonmiml ixmndi of
Two V A (i O N S and Harness ;
Funning Utensils; Household
and Kitchen Furniture ;
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ak two LiiiUA m:(.kdi:
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ROBERT N. FLEMING, Ad.n'r.
Ikwml:r 'li, I "935. la
HORACE II. BEARD, Tailor,
K;S ar to infurm hia friends, and the pnldic
"in ifiwral, thai rlrra in liw luif will always
I thiuikfiillv rrcripd by him, ami rxrrutfd in th
ntiMt N'rat, FahinW', and lnraM; inaniMT on
Irriiw as ratiHuiMc ax any in Ihw li.m of n.n
try. II. II. It. h'iim, from hia Ioiik prartirp of Ina
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niiim-rmw ram-tald anJ fithiixiahl v 'nnr, to
tm-ril imI rrrviie mru U thr pr.-, -Hmi- uf the
puldir in j-rwral.
0- II ti.tt. ra hiin-rlf that ht Cl rnN(! ia
really i-rir to any kaie in thia iHmle, a mav
hr li-trt y the 'tfiiliMitnl rlepiM- of fit whir'h
attrnd p-irmrnt niailr in hi lnMiihninil. lie
i in iIk rffular rvirii 4 ihr Itfirta if the Fa
liiai thy rhangr both in ihv larif citiea 01
thi riamn nd f Kurope ao thai rvntlrmrn
may br atifird tbat Ibrir nnk'ra will always be
etrrutrl I hp wry lalrrt t K.
the aamav ramrtiialiTy and rare
etw praSFSjl taj petwnai.
a if tha customei
RiliaJarrt , fVpiemher 19, 1935. Ijr.
lyiSIUNG M aWfWw the businesa of acjl'm;
Unswls uVr Ik I at of June next, I offer for
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. Ifcrmwbrr U-J, a boood girl by the name
. firstlY HINKl.KR. 8be had on when
V b-A swy Wm, a csweked Fnck and Callico
1 1 awa m aeajt IC year and ris-monihs of
age, fue aW4 Kiji awd dark complected. All per
. aer jrwarej a-aivt employ ing or harboring
aid fiH. aa I am der mined lo ei..'.rce the law
araowst a) prraua tt prrwMM an d.Hiig.
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LIST OF I.KTTERS
KCVAtM.Xti IX Tllfe ItWT OFFICE AT
LEXINGTON, N. Cn
ox nir: first diy of January, im
, J.V Aiam N Pily A'Uno.
J. i-i BXn. I'rrA'H k tkalfijud, J. 11. Bruooly
1VI lmm Idaw TcsauMM (Judy,
r It tan fm, 1
fi. rf VJ IryneaTJa mes lluse,
IMnrk. Rewtwa lbnerton.
J .Julia iarmp. Wdivaaa I. i.dknaV
g J-Jw, KW. s! Keptey.
Li. s 1 lasawet IMWi, llannaa) U. laey
tkm VU flrwAld. iawca ildjuire, I'hiiip My rea.
a r.sf kUtKC
B3aV" lTsalyvaM . tsh
at RtNSAVILI.F, P. M.
Jaswwry Jl Ii :u
4 TT. KUKt wko eaa com well recommend
r a avW. Tbe apa4ol should be a g-uid
I troailjMaMMSjmaweaa be made of tbe Mi-
, faw qj aaaJare awwiawper al tbw pUee, aad kjlUirs
from Ikf Snulkrrm lAltrary Joutnul.
U' I.,. . .. I .1 . . .11 J I I . r
ii... v ii.u una auurcwa, oiMlvi-reU lielorn a
literary eociefy on hixbljr internal ing aubj.-ct,
whii miM-n pleamire. It ia a worthy InUiln to f.
mal.! geiiiu. The Hon. Mr. llerrien jwid llm ora
tor the dmliiiiiiiahed romtdimpiit of havinir arninl.
ed lilfnw lf in a " iilriidui rrwiiner " a.ul ....u. il.
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iiMrtiiMi o llml eminent alatnaiwin, frr tkmimntt co
piea of llm Addreaa were ordered lo bn prinled a
pnoi oi inn utj.h eMiiimlion m which llm pr.xlcw.
ttou waa Ih I.I by-thoae whom w may wipioe veil
q'mlified to jtidjffl of it ineril'; an evidence, t,w,
'lint llip (iifirjjiana, who, in reference, to atah a
mibjiTt, could act with ao imwh liberality ami eu.
tl.UMiuaiii aru a gallant people, apprecialinj; mil on
ly what U due to literary merit, but al to llio va
ried and pamiiMHiut claiink to renjxll'ul cximiTa
lion of the gender e..
The object of all education ia well muled, and ila
dilribuiHMt nndnr two rrrat hcuda ia jut and pin
l.etopbirul, ami worthy of rniiico:
u The object id" eilucali.Mi i Iwo-Cld. In the
firat pl.ice ao to cultivate the principle of our na
lure, ait to bring (hem to l!w grealeat hmiIiIc pr.
f.M tion, ami in the second place, to miniate ami
control I lie impreaaiom and aaoriotions of earl v
life, in Mich a manner, as to aecure them agninM
the niiw hiefs of error, and the dangen of a fale
plnl.wophy. If I lie principles of the inind, Ihe af
fiTlioiw of the heart, ami I lie aopiration id" the
wmjI, be judicnaily deveoMd, eontrolle.1, ami di
rected, one great object, in juvenile instruction,
will be acromplndied and then, if habits of men
tal exertion are acquired, impreiwion of a moral
nature are made, aociatiia of a proper elm me
ter are formed, and a lusli f.Hf intellectual enjoy,
infills has been cultivalinl and confirmed-' the greiil
buinewt of human education, will be eoiiKuinmntiil.
To accomplish objects of aucb great importance,
it is neceaanry that the agent, by wIuim; iiui rumen
lality Ibis work is lo be commenced and perfected,
sb.aild hnve a correct knowledge of the principles
of human nature, ami of the laws which regulate
heir ooerationa a due conception of the cajxibili
tiea id" the mind, ami of its source of enjoy menl."
Thus it aptears that the important work of ed
ucation does not deiend wholly upon the lencher,
ImiI that the learner shoiild bv, in a great degree,
his own iuniructer, and the process of education be
a thorough c.ajrse of self-instruction. It v, in a
word, llm partial application 19 children in a stale
of pupillage uf Ihe very maxims which, in a free
country, we address to our fidW-Citiiena, such a
" let tha peopla tkua , &A. maxima,!
which if judiciously (dlowed out, according to cir
canislancea, ia I ha educatioa of children, would
nke mea and uaeiul aaaa C tbem mocb tooert
than leaching them to rely Implicitly oa tbe in
structions of other. It is, in (act, tha kind of ed
neat ion best adapted to the geniua and institutions
of afire people.' We lit accustomedvIn our mis
erable systems, lo lord it over children "too Ion.
and ty force the mind by threat and castigatiuo, 1
wboa all that U requirea for the) highest progress
is to be led gently and tenderly forward. We for.fmuch to the satisfaction of both parents and pupils,
get that cbitdren are thinking and reasoning crea
lures, aod that in wit and wisdom, they often sur
pass) their ' mast erav,,. We iorgot that ihe mind
grows like tlie body, and that all which the facul J
ties require for their health and increase, is whole
some and well prepared food. YVe forget that the
chief object of education ia, lo teach the mind how
to go alone." We act as if we expected it always
to go ID leading-strings, and, like a good child, to
do mamirMe. bidding- We curb and fret and. en
slave it by hard) words and harder Mows, and then
wonder that it does not soar and shine like ISew.
ton's. We cripple, maim, and fetter it, ami then
are surprised that it does nof'inove forward with a
firm and oroud StCD. and exult in its own libertr.
The consequence is,' that for all tlie. purpnatM-rif
knowledge and manly acquisition, children ofn
remain children to the end uf their livasanil never
know what is meant by second childhood. It is
true, that in some lew instance, nature is stronger
than education, and tbat when the child arrives at
the long wiabed-tof ert, when tt becomes a free ta
in; according to law, the native energies of the
mind assert Ihe mastery, and ftae above the errors
and follies of early instruction. But in nine exam
ples out of ten, this is not tbe cose. 1 he old sys
tem exerts its despotic influence the mind ia man
ufactured into a mere tool, and the man never rises
to the positron fat which God and his own powers
designed him. And in tha expected cases, who
shall say that the moral and iiiteHcctunl progress of
tlie individual would not have been for greater if
his mind had received a proper impulse and a just
direction at the proper period, that is, at the bej
lining of the counw I
'Wa Americans of tha.premit generatai are ve
rilv cuilt in reference to tins matter, and our til
contrived, methods of developing, informing, and
nurturing the minds of children, stand greatly in
need of reconsideration and ttiorongn reiorin as
much so; in fact, as do the rotten monarchies of
Europe. The truth is, we begin wrong with our
children from lhe awry ulaet, d go on mm-
Mwdy-tn the work HhMralwng aawecaH it)
. . r.i l::. .U. ;.,
lo Ine ena oi me ennmer. v revn ""n him.
to mind what their forbeort say, and to receive
with deep reverence the opinions of their instruc
ten. , Well, so thev should. Far be it from us to
encourage a spirit of insubordination end misrule
in cb dremor to intimate tbat a proper respeci
should not always be manifested by youth towards
nge. by ignorance towards superior wisdom. The
lesson is a good one, but while we inculcate it atren-
An Address on Female Education, delivered before
the Deinosthenian and Phi Kappa Societies, ee the day
after Commencement ia the University of Georgia.
R. nnmt Chandler. Fjml. a member of the Phi Kappa
Society. Printed by WUlitm A. Mercer, Washington,
Ga. lx . - -
wmsiy, ws are api io pretermit one ol no leas, and
probably ire.er maPtfnu.le. which is. thalcW
ren anou.q luaru lo llimk tor themselves, should
form their own opinion, should crannln with llie
dttlieullies of scicm e by Ihe aid f their own
ir own m.jv.
mure of the
era, a amm as ia pMilihi in the nat
caae, mIkhiIJ bnconxi their own masters, ami, in
word, should regard liberty ami power a their
own iM.hln birthright mil ihe liberty to llimk and
act wr.aiir, for man has no audi liberty in anv tas-n
of his Uing, but the liberty lo think ami act right ;
in other wort, the hla riy to think ami lo act in
conformity wilh I he laws of Providence, which are
Hie liiw nf (ho iiiumI, aial Ilia power lo do whatev
er ia necrs-ary in proimrfiou of this high aim. We
think we shall have loreimslel .air systems of mor
al and intellectual int ruction in aomi such way,
b-e.HN tlw sprnt of the age call for it j and when
il shall become an .db-oce in a civilized cminlrv to
lorce, drive, ami mortifv the innxl the fnw iiiumI
of a child by indicting blow uhki his body an id,
fence subject ma lis tiernelralor lo Ihe holr.i-.
relrilMituMi of the Inw, ilien ami n4 till (hen, we
say, will the alterati.in be whal il bImniI.1 be.
Hut what ! H is sni.l, this is a bold inuovaliim !
l)o-a nol Stdoimm anv, " nixire the rml and simhI
Ihe child !" ami did nol the great Dr. Johnson,
who was not much lean wise than tbe Hebrew mon
arch, atrirm, that "no severity i tmi great which
obstinacy renders nectary T'' Will ,mj binish cor
poreal iMiuishuieiit from Ihe schools alloirether ?
We reply, ye, in nearly, if not in all ruses. We
wlieve it can very seldom, or never, be. employed
o advantage, ami thai there are punishments, whicli
f we must mulish, arc fur belter. Trim it would
be an innovation up.) the old system, but the old
system is corrupt, and going 'fast to nieces, ami
iiiumI bo supplanted by a new system. (Jood inno
aliooa arc not danensis, but only Istd (mh-s, arid.
I they were never ventuied ukhi, the world could
lot go forward. It is no gmsj reason because we
got the liltlu learning that we now have under the
bodily fear of punishment, that we should bring up
our children under the practical operation of wicii
lavish maxims. Stdoimsi was douhtlewt a very
wise man lor the lime be lived in. Isit his rules of
houl discipline are no more applicable to Ihe child
ren who are miw growing up, than is the Iyviti-
col hiw of Ihe Jewish iirslh.HMj to Ihe Protestant
Christian ministry of Ihe nineteenth century. And
alllHiiigh (he leviathan of English hteralure was
certainly a sae in most thingi, and thonsighly
umlcrHtood the king's English, yet it was a foolish
idea ot bis, that a stubborn boy could bo broguht
to hia bearings by severe treatment. An obstinate
temper must be dealt wilh in a very di (To rent way.
U siil asswa. sawuBSKsg. WoTOTirrrtoi
force. Ws think it high lime that birchen rods
and fools cap should be banished from the schools
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altogether, and their place be supplied by reason
aod good usage. We may depend upon it, such a
change would be found to be very consistent with
the spirit of civilization, snd tbe natural progress
of tbe mind towards maturity. We know at least
one city in our country a city where education ia
certainly carried to a higher degree of perfection
than lu any otUat Mt 4b (mted Males we mean
Boston, where the alteration has been introduced
snd greatly to tbe advancement of the interests of
science. If the body, for the sake of the soul's
health, to be duly ercijed, and we do not deny
V the circulation of tbe blood will be much better
promoted by the exeroisse of the gymnasium, than
by Ihe application of the rod to tbe back, or of the
ferule to the fingers.
The principal business of the inst meter is to op
erate, not upon the body, but the mind. The mind
is susceptible uf impressi'sis. It greatly require
light, and being destitute of the aids which experi.
eoce minitttera, is utterly unable, at once, to strike
out for itself a wise. and JMlfe cgursej. li. requires
help, and h.ippilv, assistance is al hand. Minds
brought together in collision wilt ' act upon each
other. It is impossible that it should be otherwise.
The inst meter's mind will act upon the child's and
the child's act upon the instructor's. But although
the mind is thus susceptible, it is not like (what
Locke says it is like) a piece of blank white paper,
upon which you may make whatever impressions
you please. It is more like tlie active moving ma
chinery by which the paper is itself manufactured.
It is a living, controlling power, endowed with sur
prising tendencies, and capable often even in the
infant, who can scarcely lisp a syllable, of producing
strange sensations. Il should ba guided and en
couraged this is tbe sole prerogative of the in
truder and after that is done, il should be left at
liberty to pursue its own course. It should never
be forgotten that the child's mind U bis own mind,
and not the property of his parents ; and the parent
should learn to respect it as such, and to watch
over it with Ihe deepest solicitude. The precept
nf the ancient should never, no never, lor a mo
ment, be out of his mind, or alien from his heart
rtrtrtntia debelur puttotke kighrit ttsptct it
due lo boys, and we will add to girls also at least
so seems to think the author of this Address, arid
we have certainly no disposision to diji?r from him.
We beg pardon, however, of our readers, and
more especially of Mr. Chandler and the ladies for
thii digretoii)! . Wa seem eluMsil to. have forgot
ten that bi -Addrees-is-vnaitdy upon thw.aobject ts)1
Female Education. Mr. Chandler first endenvors
to establish the fact that women are endowed with
high moral and intellectual powers a very fair,
sensible, and safe position, snd admirably sustained
by appeals to history that part of it particularly
which records the achievements of female genius.
Having thus established the 'capabilities of ihe fe
male mind,' he procedsi tiext consider Ae im
portance of this branch of the subject in several
aspects, first in ' reference to females theaiselves ;'
secondly, io reference to 'effects upon the feelings,
pursuits, and happiness of the other sex ; thirdly,
m respect to 'effects upon the hopes, character, and
prospects of th rising 'generation fourthly, in its
intimate bearing upon, elegant snd classical litera
ture, its Hiflueoce upon public opinion, and its con-
Num)cr from beginning 8&.
I neclion wiih il.. . .
Z Tl 2 T ,nd rityrf,
Ill lU - ...... ' .
. . " lopiee are treated tf ig.
!, and at fcngth, by the orator, who speaks
ineatly ilnajghts that breath', in !. ih.i
U,r,,.' . , ,rue m U flof,j
dilfuse foultv. r...i.-.l ' ,w
j, w ..j Liiarncicnsf ICS III PTIM.
rd comjH,, but sp,ren.ly inlerKled for euVt,
s.k1 .k, Molly MMJ!b employed where the object is
nnply lo make lively impressions upon tbe minds
ot persons composing a mixed aaaembly-nbe traits
in s word, of sn eloquence Utter fitted lo be ipo.
kta than to be rrarf. We make the following e.
tracl a favorable specimen of Ihe Addreaa which
devel..,, ,i?ular lac I. in reference to this
interesting subject i
I will," say. Mr. Chandler, "in the conclusion
"f mv remarks, exl.il.it for your consideration a
"f'"' "" '" the neettiityif adopting
hi our CMimry, and partK-ularly in our Slate, so
enhghleiM-d sik) sytmaiic course of Female Edu.
eaium. I here are in the United Slates 2,0X),0OQ
tr inntlieraapread over its surface, mingling wilh
Us anciHy, ami rearing up the future defenders of
our liberty, ami supporters of our inatiiuiooe and
ol Una number, what proportion is quailed to fa.
sn.on and direct a mind, 'formed in the finest mould
snd wrought for immortality 'f How may of th-mi
are now engaged, m giving their children the ad.
vantage, of preparatory education ? ow many
in our Kite, where the light of education is not so
generally dilRjsed, are aili.rding the young and in.
quiH.iive mind, the full ami lasting benefit of in.
dm live ed.icalion I Hud I the means of ascertain,
mg with certainly the exact number, I he bare state,
meni of.tho fact would produce a revulsion of feel
ing through tins enlightened assembly, and would
b.rce upon the mind of scepticism itself, s convic.
Hon of the necessity of attending to the mlelloctu
al improvement of the female sex.
" Again There are in the United Slates, 8,.
000,000 of females, und in Georgia 1 43,000 and
of this number, how many have contiihuled to the
elegant literature of the day the rich poetry of
the age the bewitching fictions that amuse and
Ihe sober dissertation that instruct T A Sigourney
snd a Sedgwick have sent from their glowing
minds, the bright scintillations of an ' ethereal fire;'
and a few other gifled spirits have struck their
harps of poesy, and sung its quiet tunes to the
sleeping woods' but we have looked in vain for
llwl bright constellation of eternal stars,' which
light the heavens of literature with their sparkling
radiation, and attract the eyes of the world by their
dazzling bnllancy. We have seen a meteor flash
t hght, and pass in biasing glorr through tha .
worldbut seldom baa l! k,.l, .,h , -
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tbe female mind its glittering seams. Our country
has produced but few distinguished females, who
Imve presumed to dispute the dominion r amber.
ship, with ihe aspiring minds of tbe ottier sex. -Why
is this the case f Why have hot the pages
of our literature been enriched with the names of
a Carter and a Smith, a More and a Barbauld, a
Ifccier and a D'Arblay, a De Stael aad a Hemaps,
sn Edgeworth and a iUdclifle T . We have tbe ma '
lerials in rich abundance." Diamonds lie buried in
our intellectual mines. They shine through the
rubbish and neglect of ages. lyh them br the
band of culture, and they will Sparkle in tlie "coro.
net of fame, aod glitter ia tha irowa of unmior.
M As further illustration of la Meessity of an
enlightened system of female education, T Would
state that the number of females in the Uuited
States, between the ages of 18 and 20 years, may
sifely be estimated at 600,000, and in the state of
Georgia at 18,000. They are in the bloom uf
youth) sod-the rovefinees of beauty f They mingle "
in our society, contribute to our social rnjoyment,
nd spread the witchery of their ctiavtns over the
yombfol- 4ee4ing-and trmtorerl rtfletTonrXiid of"'
this n.nnber so catlivaiing by their personal at.'
tractions, and winning by their native delicacy of
sentiment how msny have had the privilc" of
conversing with the mighty desd of wher dti f
holding communion wilh tlie masler-spirits of (JreV
ci.in and Roman lame j of walking with Philosophy
in its brilliant discoveries, or keeping pace with'
Scjence in its progressive improvement T How
many of tbem have enjoyed Ihe inestimable bene,
fits of an enlightened education T Are they fami-1
liar with general and natural History with na.'
tural and moral Philoeopy with Chemistry, Ge
ometry, ami pratical Mathematics with Ch rondo
gy, Belles-Letters, and Rhetoric 1 How many tf
them havev never heard of Newton's Princijlia or
Bacon's Organum ! And how few of them under'
stand the philosophy of the human mind and llSw
laws of Us operations the science oTTheoUcr
and the sublimity of its truths'? These questions '
come home to our feelings and intorests, and could -tutCiOory
the public mind to the consideration of the tnoat
important subject, that has ever engaged it atten
tion. " , "
"Again There are in the United Slate's, at Vast
2,000,000 of females, under the sge of IS veers
and in the State of Georgia, not less than 73.000,.-
r, iiui proportions una no inner, emnracing the
promiss and beauty of Ihe land, is reaping Ihe fruin
-f irrstroctirm, or enjriv in
terfw; ! Upon mnny-of their miiids; :ihe BrsTray of"
M ience has never idiot its sacred light and the
few who seek the consolations of intellectual jo.
st ruct ion, reps i r to temples erected for other worship,
pern, and kneel before altars consecrated by stran.
ger's blessing. ; in our country, there are sixty-ona
colleges, containing extensive philosophical and
chemical apparatus, valuable cabinets of minerals, v
nd jibrlriej . thai, embrace more than 800.QOO
volumes and to the disgrace of the nation be it
spoken, not one is dedjeated to the cause of female
education.'' - . ;
There has certainly been too much apathy mani
lested heretofore a reference to this matters
Something ought to be done to Improve, or entirely
to remodel the present de fkient systems of female?
education. We art glad to see tha sutject taken
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