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j From the Athenaeum.
TliE SEA-BOY AND HIS SISTER.
Br MiS3 Jewsbury. ,
" What shall I bring thee from the Isles
Whither our vessel goes?
Bright are the sea-shell3 scattered there,
More bright than the English rose ;
And dust or gold, and diamond,
May be bought where points our prow,
Some shall be thine and mine, ere death, 1
Bat what shall I bring thee now, sweet cirl ?
But what shall I.bring thee now?
r Fear not the sea, thou timid one,
My master and long is he,
And I brook not a word of treason heard,
s j rsot a word, though it come from thee ;
Aine weeks and a day have I dwelt on land,
Summer sports and labor seen,
I am sick of the' flowers, I am tired of the trees,
I long for the shadows on ocean's green,
For the smell and the foam of the seas.
; Let-me go, for my heart beats thickly here,
Not more drowsy thy wheel, than I,
But one touch of the ropes, one breath of the gales,
And less light shall the dolphin ply:
f am wearied to death of Iandsmen'3 talk,
My friends all tread the deck,
But i love thee, sister,. and ere I go,
Say, what shall, I bring thee back, sweet girl?
Say, what shall I bring thee back?
, i: AY) Sy my brother; first and last
That ever bore such name to me; '
Go, while the' courage, ebbing fast,
Remains, to bid farewell to thee.
I've .atched thy boyish years unfold,
1 love thee as a brother now,-
Vet go, for restless dreams have scroll'd.
The name of rover on thy brow.
:" 1 Think not I blame thee thou art kind
Hast left me in this cot at ease
But oh, thou canst not make me blind
To the deep perils of the seas !
Thou speak'st of them with .pleasant tongue
Thou say'st thy heart and home are there ;
Butoft I think, with spirit wrung,
Thou wouldst not, if were not here:
'' An orphan with a palid cheek,
A frame top, somewhat overworn ;
Knough the heart is slovvo break,
And sorrow comes but to be borne; ,
The hardest is, to see thee go,
Thus in thy youth, time after time ;
To live upon thy toil, and know,
For me thou wearest out thy prime ?
- Yet I must think thou lov'st the sea,
'T would madden me to doubt it long,'"
v Love I the deep? now credit mc,
I love it with a love as strong,
As thou myself; .it is my. joy,
Has been my home, shall be my grave ;
I tell thee, tempest scarce alloys
The bliss, the triumph of the wave !
So what shall I bring thee back, dear friend ?
So what shall I bring thee back ?"
, " Bring back to. me," said the gentle one,
' That, which no caves may hide ;
That which the deep sea cannot quench ;
Thy Love no gift beside!"
THE KEEPER OF THE PRISON-SHIP
I . JERSJEY.
"But he, the favorite, the flower.
Most cherished since his natal hour,
His mother's image in his face,
The infaht love of all his race,
His martyred father's dearest thought,
My latest care, for whom I sought
To hoard my life, that this might be
Less wretched now and one day free;
He, too, who yet was held untired
A spirit natural or inspired
He too, was struck, and day by day
Was withered on the stalk away."
Amongst the number of perishing creatures
immured in that vilest of prisons, the old ship
Jersey, were two persons whose appearance
and manners excited a feeling of deep interest
in tlie minds oL all around them both as it
respected their present situation and the fate
which awaited them. They were brothers,
bearing the name of- . I shall call it Ver
nor. The one, a man of about twenty seven
years, strong and vigorous in his frame.
and possessing a mind buoyant with ener
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gy and enthusiasm. The other was still
a youth of, at most, not mole than nine
teen, although tall and well formed. His face
was fair and beautiful, while the rising of his
features and the down upon his chfn pro
claimed his approach to manhood. His dispo-
sitiori was full of gaiety and sweetness, and,
Jike the lark, did carol for several mornings af
ter his imprisonment, protesting that the enemy
:hould not rejoice in a conquest over his spirits.
Yet, afterwards, AVhen reclining upon the shoul
der of his brother with such fondness would he
talk of their kind mother then hastily dash the
fear from the corner of his eye-lid, and smiling
I'liide the elder for his melancholy, who would
reply .with a look full anxiety, "Dear Frank,
did the weight of misfortune fall on me alone, I
could bear it with heroism but you are not
riited for this abode so tenderly reared, so lit
tlfi ncnmtnmfid to rri vations. As for me. I have
long been inured to fatigues and hardships. So
early did I bid adieu to my home, that I left
you yet a child, smiling in the lap of an indul
gent mother. Oh, would to heaven that you
were still the same ! Scarcely has that mother
recovered from the shock occasioned by the
death of our poor father, when, alas, she is
doomed to feel the pain of a second trial, which
m Us effects may prove but little less torturing."
"The delights of home, and the tenderness
1 ry mer &re ever present to my memory,"
replied Frank, with feeling; " they serve to
l, lf reSion f sery and gloom-to
give a cordial warmth in un
uSSSSTl. sweeten my cup of
and change .tldyik. m' aPPe.tlte'
in captivity into .Sj&&ttmPMll01IB
while this conveys nJ L audlble murmurs,
wnue tins conveys me to the arms of the euar-
dian of my infancy, and the sharer and Uie
soother of my early cares-I revel in the W
ries of home fold my brother to my heart
and welcome him to liberty and light t. The
snrial hoard is sfiread anrl larlpn fnrm.
aad a mothers smile invites us to partake
when I awakje to hunger and tfie depths of a
A sign from the oldest was the only reply to
his lively description of fantasies and after
closing their arms about each other, they sunk
Day after day the morning broke and the
evening shade closed upon their sufferings!
Even mercy was withheld, from the wretched
prisoriers in their latest extremities ; and each
sun saw heaps of human corses, blackened by
pestilence and famine, borne up to the deck of
the Jersey, to be interred in one common shal
low scooped grave upon the heights of Brook
lyn their bones to whiten there beneath a
score of .winter snows, unnoticed, unhonored!
Still each, day the younger of the Vernors
would sing his song, and try to deck his coun
tenance with cheerfulness but in vain! His
attempts became less and less effectual; and
the smile that was wont to irradiate his features,
like an expiring light, cast only an uncertain
gleam: a strain of melancholy mingled vith
his song till it atlasi ceased,
"The poor bird," observed he, one morn
ing, upon finding that his voice had failed him,
"although conhned to his cage, may sinff if
well fed and cared for; but the imprisoned star
veling, however sweet his note, can find but
little relish for song."
Sad indeed were the inroads that crueltv and
oppression had made upon the spirits of the
youth, while a death like palertess had taken
the placie of r the rosy bloom which he had
brought to the prison.
He, too, was fully sensible of the change, and
with a forced smile would say to his brother, as
he folded his coat about his wasted form.
"If hunger feeds so fast, George, I fear there
will be left but a scanty meal for worms to
"Alas, my dear Frank," replied Vernor,
"speak not of your death the thought drives
me to madness. Mother's life hangs upon
yours. She demands of you to sustain your
self under the evil star that reigns over lis
bear up yet awhile, my dear boy, with cheer
fulness, and we may ere long possess the power
and opportunity of punishing our oppressors."
But poor Frank Vernor the load of oppres
sion was even then too tightly strained upon
him ; a painful tear swelled in his eye, and he
mentally cursed the fate inflicted upon m by
the tyrant foe, as he yielded his soul to hope
lessness and despair. A few days after, his
eyes became languid, and the hectic flush up
on his cheek spoke the feverish pulse which his
anxious brother observed with the deepest
concern ; and while he endeavored to support
his wasting form and drooping spirits by ten
der and consoling words, he perceived that
little hope remained for the life of the youth
unless he were immediately liberated from
confinement, and his disease treated with skill
Two days more elapsed of severe trial,
when fatal delirium seized his brain, and the
soothing of his brother could only restrain him
from violence. At length his frenzy subsided,
and langour and weakness ensued cold chills,
attended with sensations of intense pain, and
the clammy dews of death, were upon his fore
head. The night, with all its horrors, had closed
around the wretched victims had shrouded
their prison in darkness, and all was silent,
except now and. then the groans of a dying
man or a half suppressed murmur of suffer
ing or the sound of a solitary foostep in the
apartment. Young Vernor had clasped his
brother in his arms, and had bared his own
warm bosom i to pillow the sufferer's head.
Thus a few moments' slumber beguiled that
portion'of his last sad hour and when awoke
he was quite rational, and perfectly sensible
of his approaching dissolution.
; "I am going, George." he said; "tell our
Mother, he would have added, but5 the over-
word swelled at his heart, and died
his quivering lips,
my dearest Francis, "all that vou
" I know
would have me say," cried the agonized bro
ther, but do not despair of your life for, alas,
we must not part so, my brother ! Oh, should
you die, what words of consolation could I
convey to your poor mother what tidings
that would not kill her ?"
" Say that I loved her that I revered her
with my latest recollection and that we will
assuredly meet in heaven, where virtue finds
a rich reward, and where the wretched pris
soner is free J Say, too, that even amid the
pains arid dread of death, I find a consolation
in the thought that it is for mv countrv I npr-
ish. We cannot all hope to live to eniov the
blessings that liberty will give but we leave
them as a sacred inheritance to the rising gen
eration may they guard with care that which
we shall so dearly have purchased ! And now,
brother, a draught of cold water that I may
Here he raised his exhausted head, and held
forth his hand as if to receive it.
You shall have it," replied the unhappy
Vernor, as he arose, and laving his brother
gently along the floor, he quickly ascended to
the entrance of the prison to ask water of the
keeper. It was some time before he received
any reply to his repeated knocks and call. At
length the keeper appeared and harshly in
quired the cause of the disturbance at so im
proper an hour.
" My brother is dying," answered Vernor;
m the name of heaven let me have some wa
ter that he may slake his thirst "
" He must wait till morning-it is not our
custom to open the prisons after nightfall so
go your ways, and let us hear no more noise"
was the surly reply.
"But, God of mercy V you surely will not
refuse me water ! He will die before th
- ill VI
"Then he will not need it long," answered
the keeper, ; coldly, as he turned away and
muttering that he would not break through his
rules to save a hundred of their lives, he left
the agonized Vernor to grope his way back as
As he turned" to descend, his attention was
arrested by sounds of riotous mirth issuing
from a distant part of the ship, which seemed
to ' mock his sufferings and convey a double
stab" to his greviously wounded heart.
When he i had reached the spot where his
ivuier lay, and had raised mm m ms arms,
he perceived that the youth's reason was again
"Never mind the water, George," he said,
"the purest streams are before me ; I shall;
soon overtake them ;" and he endeavoured to
moisten his parched lips with his tongue,
which Vernor perceiving by the sound, burst
said the dying lad.
Are these her
tears that mingle with the cold
dews on my forehead ? Is that her warm breath
that I feel upon my cheek ? Oh, give me your
Lhand, mother !" and snatching that of his bro
ther he pressed it fondly to his lips. " Go -get
a light that I may behold her," he added,
and attempted to rise. "If you love me,
George, getme a light," he repeated, " that I
may see your face before I die."
" The half-distracted Vernor could no longer
resist his entreaties, and therefore, laying him
do.wn he made a second attempt to awaken a
sense of feeling in the breast of the obdurate
keeper, who demanded, in a terrible oath, who
it was that dared to disturb his repose.
"My good fellow," said Vernor, in a voice
of entreaty, " I have come in search of a light.
My brother is dying and it is a dreary thing
to be near so dear an object and to be unable
to look upon his features. He, too, asks it of
you as a pracious gift." ; ,
" Down -down, you foul rebel! I tell you
it cannot be done."
"What not at the request of a dying man?"
" No. Let him die a rebel deserves no bet
ter fate. Away, I say, go back to your berth,
and give me no more trouble."
" A single inch of candle only, I pray you
for heaven's sake," cried Vernor, subdued by
" I tell you again that you cannot have a
light. Begone !" and the cruel keeper hasten
ed from the iron-grated partition that separated
him from his wretched prisoner.
" Heaven grant me patience !" cried Vernor,
as he descended the steps of the prison, his
brain burning with revenge, and his heart sur
charged with the most painful feelings.
He returned once more to his brother, and
seating himself beside him, placed the cold arid
dying head upon his aching breast, and by
fond caresses and words of the sweetest affec
tion s-ought to soothe away the pangs of disap
pointment, and to soften the anguish of the last
sad moments of the youth, which were now
fast approaching. After a few struggles, a few
agonizing sighs, he breathed the name of his
mother, ana expired.
"Alas! and is it over? Be gracious, holy
heaven, and receive to thyself that pure essence
which but now breathed in this cold form
animated the kindest of hearts ! Farewell,
sweet flower ! Thou has been rudely torn as
sunder a fell blight has destroyed thee in the
bud ! No friend will deck thy bier no prayer
will hallow thv grave!"
Vernor laid the body down in an agony of
grief, and breathing an oath of vengeance, fell
upon the neck of his ill starred brother.
The second dav after the battle of York
Town, (that memorable dayr which put a period
to our long protracted war) late in the after
noon, a young volunteer of the American corps,
was moving along the ravine in front- of the
town, when his attention was attracted by the
groans, as if it were, of a dying creature. On
searching around he perceived a soldier, woun
ded and expiring, laying in a hole, or rather a
chasm in the ground which had been broken
up. The young man raised the head of the
poor fellow, and placed it in an easier and more
natural position, and so that lie could distin
guishe the features of the face, which was
distorted and livid from suffering and exposure.
The volunteer gazed for a moment upon its
lineaments, and then recoiled back with horror.
A bitter pang shot through his heart ! He
could not be mistaken it was the keeper of
the prison ship Jersey !
"Ah, God!" he cried, as he threw himself
upon his knees on the earth, "avert my hatred,
and let me now return good for evil! Already
have I revenged thy death, my brother ! fully
avenged it! Yea, more than a score of the
enemy have these hands slain to thy manes on
the battlefield! Then pass in peace, beloved
He arose, and once more approached the
wretch, whose groans had become dreadfully
audible. It would seem that he had not only
heard and understood, but also lelt theimpres
sive language pronounced by the agitated Ver
nor, for amid the agonies of death, his eyes
rolled as if in search ol the being he had in
"What would you have me do for you,
miserable man?' 'cried Vernor.
"Pardon my offence, and give me a drink
that I may not die a thousand deaths. Two
whole days have I lain in this pit sorely wounded,
and in the pasture you found me, andno crea
ture was there to bring me aid or comfort.
Many have passed by, but none perceived or
heard me and now, alas it is too late.
Vernor, moved to pity by this appeal,iattempt-
ed to raise him from the chasm, but found it
impossible; he was too closely wedged in,
and his wounds were in a state of putrefaction,
while the sufferings of his body could be excee
ded only by his overladen conscience, which
feared to meet the death it too justly1 merited.
Vernor hastened to a spring, and taking wa
ter in a gourd, bore it back to the unhappy
man that he might drink ere he died. When
it met his lips, his eyes glared wildly upon Ver
nor, and pushing the water from himhe cried,
" Alas, I cannot swallow it God's punish
ment is just!" and in writhing and tprture he
soon after expired. j
AN AWAY from the subscriber, about the
middle of March last, a bound! Appren
tice, by the name of SILAS H1NSON. Said
boy is a bright mulatto, five feet four or five
inches high, well made, and about twenty
years of age. I forewarn all persons1 from em
ploying or harbouring said Apprentice, under
the penalty of the law. I will give a reward
of Fifty Cents for his delivery to me at mv
residence in Green County, N. C.
JOSIAH WHITLEY, Senr.
May 21st, 1832. i'
fmHE Subscribers have taken the Brick
Jj Store nearly opposite the Newbern Bank.
where they have on hand a general assortment of
STAJPJLE AND FANCY
Hardware, Groceries, $c.
Their goods are purchased bv Mr. ALEX
ANDER ANDERSON, who resides in New
York, and who will be frequently forwarding,
by which means, the assortment will be kept
They will be constantly supplied with AXES
both long and short bitt, from the makers Piatt
& Taylor, which they offer by the box, at
Justreceivedperschr. Rebecca, 4 nw opening,
AMONG WHICH ARE
Calicoes ; FrenchScotch &pther Ginghams ;
Printed Muslins ; black Silks ;
Mull, Swiss, Book, and Jaconett Muslins;
Ladies' and Misses Bonnetts ;
Inserting, and a variety of Fancy articles ;
Bombazines; Circassians; Erminetts ;
Cassinetts, &c. &c.
Osnaburgs ; Brown Shirting and Sheetings,
With a number of other articles.
Purchaser may find it to their advantage to
call and examine.
B. Lt. HOSKINS, 6c Co.
May 9, 1832 '
CHEAP DRY GOODS.
fFjHE subscriber has just opened a new and
JUL handsome assortment of fresh imported
Which he offers to the Ladies of Newborn, and
the public in general, at very reduced prices,
at the Store formerly occupied by Willalm J.
Handcock, on Pollock-street, one door from the
corner of Craven-street.
J. VAN SICKLE.
Newbern, 27th March, 1832.
FLOUR, OZNABURGS, fcc
44 bbls. West'n Canal Flour, 'Beach's red brand,'
10 half bbls. do. do. ! do.
1 bale Scotch Oznaburgs,
4 boxes Sperm Candles,
5 bbls. Sperm Oil,
60 loaves " Premium" Table Salt, :
2 dozen Cayenne Pepper,
Lee & Thompson's Bleaching.
Landing from schooner Rebecca, and for sale by
JOS. M. GRANADE & Co.
J. 31. GRANADE & Co.
Have just received from JVew York,
6P yf bbls. (Beaches iancy Brand) FLOUR
5 hhds. N. E. Kum,
1 tierce prime white Rice,
2 boxes Pine Apple Cheese,
50 pieces Smoked Beef, "
1 barrel fresh Lime Juice, now on tap,
5 boxes very superior Soda Lemon Syrup,
2 casks Claret Wine, now finings which by
tne nrst day ot June will be ready for use.
Newbern May 18th, 1832. " j
IjO fcSrfcCTFULLY informs her friends
JJAX and the public that she has removed to
the Store at the south-east corner of the Court
House, lately occupied by Mr. Tredway, where
sne continues to carry on the Millinery
auti lmmma-iJiaKmg business inal
us various branches, fche has just received a
handsome assortment of
Leghorn, Silk, Dunstable & com
mon Straw Bonnets;
" ""-") vgvmi,i niui aiuiusi every article in
the Millinery line, she offers for sale at redu
nr t ...
iurs. 13. expects, by the nrst arrivals frnm
the North, an elegant addition to her
SIOCK ; and as she will be regularlyinformed
of the changes of fashion, she hopes to
be able to conduct her business in a manner
which cannot tail to give satisfaction.
HLcghorn, Dunstable, and common Straw
Bonnets, Whitened, Altered, and Trimmed, in
the Latest Fashion. Silk Bonnets made to
17th May, 1832. !
TkTOTICE is hereby given, to all persons in-
ueoiea lor l axes listed in 1830, that a
statement containing their names, ana" the
amount due by each, has been made out and
delivered to the present Sheriff, at whose office
w.w iui nie iasi time, requesiea lo call and
settle the same. This may be done at any
time prior to the first day of July next, at which
period, the property of such persons as have
not then complied with this notice,- will, with
out discrimination, be sold to pa the taxes
JAMES C. COLE, late Shff.
Newbern, May 18, 1832. .
AT May Term, A. D. 1832, of the Court
Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Craven
County, the subscriber obtained Letters of Ad
ministration on the estate of Cherry White
head, deceased. AH persons indebted to said
estate by Accounts and Notes, are requested to
make immediate payment; and those having
claims against it, to bring the forward, pro
perly authenticated, within the 'time prescribed
bylaw, or they will be barred of recovery bv
the operation of the Acts of ssemblv in nl
made and provided.
Newbern, May 18, 1832, ' "
N. B. The accounts and notes due to the
Lstatearein the hands of Mr. JOHN R. nnn
to whom those indebted, will nlease mi
payment. j, PHYSIOC. AJr
MAS just returned from New York will,
general assortment of
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, CROCKERv
S GLASSWARE, &c.
The following articles comprise apart ofhs St
Champaigne, in qt. and
T r Sugars.
Loaf & Lump,
Brown, various qual
Cogniac Brandy (supe-j
Peach do. ,
Old Jamaica Rum,
Superior Holhmd Gin,
Old Monohg. Whiskey,
JN. fc. Kurn,
Porter in qt.&pt. bottles!
I Preserved Giiierer.
Bucktchcat, Goshen Butter, Cheese
Spa il ish & A mcrican Segars, su-'
peHor Chewing Tobacco, &c.
Which hej offers low for cash or countrv produco
at the Store on Pollok-streetformerlyc-ccuni
by the late George A. Hall, Esq. F
THE HIGHEST CASH PRlFR
WIL be gi ven for likely y oun g Negroescf
both sexes, from one to 20 years of icrr
MRS. KAY respectfully informs the
public that she has removed to that
convenient House on Craven-Strppt
formerly occupied by Col. Tisdale, where she
is prepared to accommodate transient and per
manent Boarders with the best the market af
fords. Parents and Guardians residing in the
country ind who may wish to procure Board
for their tehildren or wards in Town, are asured
that, if placed under her care, every exertion
will be used to promote their comfort and con
venience. Newbetn Jan. 25.
I AT A MEETING
Of the Board of Co?nviissioncrs of the Town
of Ncuyern, held on the 21 st of May, 1832.
f"T waj; Ordered, That the Town Watch he
. continued as established by the late Board,
and that!the Clerk cause the Act of the General
Assembly of the State of North Carolina, of
1822, chap. 147, to be published in the North
Carolina Sentinel and Newbern Spectator, for
the informaiion of all concerned.
j JAMES IIAYWARD,
i Clerk of the Board of Comm'ss'oncrs.
Newborn, May 25, 1832.
Sv. AN ACT . -
To .amend an act, passed in the year seventeen
hundred and ninety-eight,' entitled " an act
for the further regulation of the Town of
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby
enacted-by the authority of the same, That the
commissioners of the town of Newbern are
hereby authorized to class the free white males,
inhabitants of said town, over the age of
eighteen years, into companies of five or more,
for the purpose of watching said town at night ;
and it shall be the duty of the said commis
sioners to appoint some individual of each com
pany captain of the watch for the night, and
duly to notify the said captain and company
of the place of meeting, and the time at which
they shall commence the performance of their
duties ; and if any person duly notified, shall
fail to attend at the hour and place appointed,
and duly to watch during the nighty such de
linquent, without sufficient excuse, to be jud
ged of by the intendant of police, shall forfeit
the sum of two dollars; and it shall be the duty
of the several captains so appointed by the
commissioners, in the course of the day imme-
diately succeeding their respective watch nights
to report to the intendant of police, under the
penalty of five dollars for each and every neg
lect, the names of those members of their res
pective companies who may have failed to com
ply with the requisitions cf this act: Provided,
always, That it may be lawful for any person
subject to the duty of watching to discharge
himself therefrom, in the manner provided by
the before mentioned act.
II. And be it further enacted. That the in
tendant of police in said town is hereby aulhor-
izefd to issue his warrant, directed tp the shcrifU
town sergeant, or anv constable of Craven
county, to bring the offenders against this act
before him. and. nn rnnvirlinn. which shall be
in the manner of Uials before justices of the
peace, the said intsndant is hereby authorized
to give judgment, and issue execution, lor uu
penalties mentioned in this act, with cost.
VALUABLE SOUND LAND
The subscriber offers for sale, that
till i well known Plantation formerly ot-
SilLL longing to Col. Richard Nixon, lyi"?
on Topsail Sound, in front of the Inlet, about
twenty miles from Wilmington, containing w
tween 800 and 1000 acres. 300 of w hich arc
cleared and under good fence, and about two
hundred well worth clearing; the remainder
well timbered and an excellent range for cattle
and hogs. The Quality of the Land is equa'
o that of any other tract on the Sound, and tc
situation is healthy and pleasant. The H""
provements consist of a good Dwelling and art
necessary out houses. Persons wishing 0
purchase, are requested to call and view u
premises, which will be shown by Mr. Ohvert
who resides on the place. For Terms, wnio
will be accommodating, apply to the subscri
ber in Newbern. - -
DANIEL Y. SHIJN
Newbern, May 25, 1832.