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LIBERTY....THE CONSTITUTION.. ..tfNION,
NEWBERN, FRIDAY, MAY 0,
TH3 BIXLIRD TABLE.
oy judge hall. , s
On one of those dear nights ia December, u hen
, cloudless, Wue sky ia studded with millions of bril
liant luminaries, shining with more than ordinary
lustre, a young gentleman was seen rapidly pacing
L'o ftfthe principal streets of Pittsburg. Had he been
invir of nature, the beauty of the heavens must have
mrted his observation; but he was too much too
much vrrnpt up in his thouglita--or in his doak to
v,rrtcc a single glance towards the silent orbs, that
glowed so beauteously in the firmament. A piercing
rciritl swept through the streets, moaning and sighing,
a if k felt the pain that it inflicted. The intense
coldness of the weather had driven the usual biter
ers of the night from their accustomer! lotjnging pla
ces. Every Joor and sn utter was closed against the
'common enemy, eavc where trie
" Blue spirits and red,
v,hich adorn the shelves of the druggist, minzfed their
"hues with the shadows of I lie night ; or where the
windows of the confectioner, redolent of light, and
fruit, and sugar plumbs, shed its refulgence upon the
lialf petrified wanderer. .T he streets were forsaken,
except by a fenrle&, or necessitous few, who glided
tapidiy and silently along, as the spectres of the night.
Aught else than love or murder would scacely haw
ventured to stalk abroad on such a night: and yet it
would be hardly fair to set down the lew, unfortunate
rtrugglers, who faced fkc blast on this eventful even
ing, as lovers or assassins. Pleasure sends lorth her
thousands, and necessity her millions, into all the dan
gers and troubles of this boisterous world.
On reaching the outlet of an obscure alley, the
5-oong gentleman paused, cast a suspicious glance
nroiitfd, as if fearful of observation, and then darted
into the gloomy passage. A few rapid steps brought
him to the front of a wretched frame building, appa
rently untenanted, or occupied only as a warehouse,
through whose broken pains the wind whistled, while
the locked doors seemed to bid defiance to any ingress,
but that of the piercing element. It was in truth a
lonely back building, in the heart of the town ; but
t concealed by the surrounding houses, that it might
us well have been in the silent bosom of the forest.
A narrow flight of stairs, ascending the outside of the
edifice, led to an upper story. Ascending these, the
voutli, opening the door with the familiarity of an ac
customed visiter, emerged from the gloom ol the night,
into the light and life of the Billiard Room.
It was a large apartment, indirTerpndy lighted, and
freanly furnished. In the centre stood the billiard ta
Ide. whose allurements had enticed so many on this
evening to forsake the quiet and virtuous comforts of
social life, and to brave the biting blast, and the not
Ips "pitiless peltings" of parental or conjugal admo
nition. Its polished mahogany frame, and neatly
brushed cover of green doth, its silken pockets, and
party colored ivory balls, presenting a striking con
trast to the rude negligence of the rest of the furniture;
whi'f: a fr'e 'anopv suspended over the table, and
iutrn let! to collect and retract the rays of a number
f well trimmed lamps, which hung within the cir-1
r.umfe.re nee, shed an intense brilliance over that little
bpot, and threw a corresponding gloom upon the sur
rounding scene. Indeed if that gay alter of dissipa
tion had been withdrawn, thejlemplcol pleasure would
have presented rather the desolate appearance of the
house, of mourning.
The stained and dirty floor was strewed With frag
meat of segnrs, play-bills and nut-shells ; the w;?lls
blackened with smoke, seemed to have witnessed the
.orgies of many ;i 'midnight reed. A few can lies,
destined to illumine the distant recess of the room,
hung neglected against the wall bowingtheir long
uwirks, and marking their stations by streams of tallow,
which had been suffered to accumulate through ma
. ily a long winter night. The ceiling was hung with
cobwebs, curiously intermingle with dense clouds of
tobacco smoke, and tinged-' by the straggling rays of
light, which occasionally shot from the sickly npers.
A t of lynches, attached to the walls, and raised
sufficiently high to overlook the table, accomodated
the loungers, who were not engaged at play, and who
-sat or reclined--solemnly puffiing their segarp, idly
sipping their brandy and water or industriously
count ing the chances of the game ; but all observing
a profound silence, which would have done honor to a
turbrtned divan, and was well suited to the important
t ubjects of their contemplation. Little coteries ojfgav-
er spirits i lugned anu chatted aside, or made; tneir
s criticisms on the players in subdued accents; any
remarks on that subject being forbidden to all but the
partie engaged; while the marker announced the
btate of the game, trimmed the lamps, and supplied
refreshment to the guests.
M r. St. Clair, the gentleman whom we have taken
the liberty of tracing to this varied scene, was cordi
ally greeted on hi6 entrance by the party at the ta
ble, who had been denouncing the adverse elements
which had cause absence of several of their choicest
spirits. The game at which they were then playing
being one which admitted of an indefinite number of
players, St. dair was readily permitted to take bail;
and engaging with an ardor in the fascinating amuse
ment, was soon lost to all that occurred beyond the
little circle of rt witchery.
r n . u5 WldneM of th ni2bt was so severely
felt in the bad y warmed apartment which we have
attempted to describe, that the party broke up earlier
than usual. Oa by one they dropped off, until St.
Clair and another of the players were left alone
. n "ff "o S1HUN engaged each other single
banded, and became so deeply interested, as scarcely
about to settle m -some part of the western country.
naa aetermmea to spend tne ensuing spring auu sum
mer ra this city, where Mrs. St Clair might enjoy tne
comforts of good society until her husband prepared
their future residence lor her reception.
His opponent was some ten years older tnan nim
self; a short, thin, straight man with a keen eye and
sallow complexion. He was one of those persons
woo may be seen in snoais ai me taverns aim gam
Ming houses of a large town, and who mingle with
better people in stage coaches and steamboats. He
had knocked ahout tne wono, as nis own exprt-ssiuu
was, until, like an old coin whose original impression
had been worn off, he had few marks left by which
bis birth or country could be traced. But like that
same coin, the surface was only altered, the base
metal was unchanged. He aped the gentility which
he did not possess, and was ambitious ofehintng both
in dress and manners; but nature, when she placed
him in a low condition, had never intended he should
rise above it.
It is unfortunate for such people, that, like hypo
crites in religion, demagogues in politics, and empi
rics of all sorts, they always overact their parts, and
bv an excessive zeal betray their ignorance or knave
ry. Thus the person in question, by misapplying
the lancuaff? of his superiors in education betrayed his
ignorance, and by going to the extreme ot every
fashion was alwr ys too well dressed for a gentleman.
In short, he was a gambler who roamed from town
' ' i i i
to town; preying upon young libertines, and old tie
bauches ; and employing as much ingenuity in his
vocation, as would set up half a dozen lawyers, and
ns much industry, as would make the lortuncs of hal
a dozen mechanics.
Such were the players who were left together like
the last champions of a tournament who, after van
hia summons was nnt immptiaolir r-. i r ! ...u: i. fMi.,i c-nm h,a . i. i .
' 'j ausvcinj , lur uik ' wiiir-nuiiM iiinni n vm wi t ui u-i ut& m me iioor, Caoo1
waiciuui Boucuuue oi nis wite fiad always kent her
from retiring in his absence. He knocked nmin nnd
again and at last, when his patience had nearlv
exhausted, a slip-sho; house maid came shivering
to the door. He snatched the candle from her hand,
and ascended to his chamber. It was deserted '
"Where is Mrs. St Chiir?'reaid he to the maid who
had followed him.
"Gone." "Gone! Where?"
" Why, sir, she went away with a gentleman." ,
'Away with a gentleman ! Impossible ?
uis eye. i ne aunress was w uunseii, ana m L.ouisaV ; Suate until
hand writing. He tore it open and reads a follows: mio
"ihat agreeable woman, IUrs. ii., who has paid i whnn
ht ! settlements being made on lands ceded to the 'United
authorized by Jaw," approved the third
thousand eight hundred and seven.'
mnr nrmn ndl. kinds not situated with-
us-so many kind attentions, has just sent for me. She i in any State, or ortranized Territorial Government,
is very ill, and fancies that no one can nurse her so shalfbe recognizable in the District Court of the
well as myself. Of course. 1 cannot refuse, and only j Unked States held in the State nearest where the said
regret, that I must part with my dear Charles for a j offence may have been committed ; and the offender?,
a few hours. Good niirlit. Your devoted i imon conviction. s.hU hp inihed accordingly.
LOUISA' And the id Court shall also have jurisdiction "to
The feelings of St. Clair can be better imagined j hear and determine all suits or prosecutions, institi
than desbribed, as he thus suddenly passed from a ' ted lor the' recovery of all fines and penalties imposed
,- - . . . --i . . . . .1 "
Y es, sir, indeed she went oil with a gentleman m I state of doubt and desuair. to the full tide of iov. He
a carriage." kissed the charming billet, and enacted several other
"When?" Wher did she go , j extravagancies, which our reader? will excuse us
" I don't know where she went, sir. She never in- from relating. He retired, at lenrrth, to his couch
timated a word to me.l She started iust after you left where his exhausted fmmpnnn cnTiL-m rmncp
"Did she leave no message ?" .
"No, sir, not an . She was in a great hurry."
St. Clair motioned the girl to retire, and sunk into
"She has left me," he exclaimed, "cruel faithless?,
Louisa ! Never did I believe yn wou?d have forsiiken
me! No, no, it cannot be, Louisa eloped ! The
kindest the sincerest of human beings? Impossible!"
tie rose early the next morninrr. was nl
ready in the parlor to welcome him with smiles. He
frankly related to her all that bad happened on the
preceding night Louisa's affectionate heart sympa
thised in the pain he had suffered, and tears stole
down her cheek which was pale with watcbino-
"Do not tell me," said St. Clair, "that I have only
sufiered that which you have often endured. Nj
you will not reproach me but'I know it, I feel if
blasted ! For she, in whose love he had confided,
that pure, angelic being, whose very existence seem-
ed to be entwined with; his own, had never loved him !
bhe preferred another;! He endeavored to calm his
passions and to reason deliberately; but in vain.
Who could have reasbned at such a moment? He
quishing all their competitors, now turned their arms me.chaicallv drew outliis watch; it was past two
He rose, and paced the room tortured with pangs 1 and here renounce gaming forever!
of unutterable anguish. He gazed round the apart- j shall you have cause to complain ol'my dissipation or
ment, and his dwelling once.so haDnv. seemed tleso- neglect."
late as a tomb. He murmured the name of Louisa & j He kept his word; and acknowledged that the
a thousand joys rose loi his recollection. All all were peace and joy of his after days were chea ply purcha-
bv the said act.
Sec. 2. And he it further enacted, That it
shall'be lawful for the President of the United States,
to direct the Indian Agents at Prarie Du Chien,and
Rock Island, or either of them, when offences against
the said act shall he comnittfid on lands recently ac
quired by treaty from the 3ac and Fox Indians, to
execute and perform all the duties required by the
said act. to be performed by .the Marshals in such
mode as to give full effect to the ?ai J act, in and over
the lauds acquired as aforesaid. .
ArrnovED, March 2, 1833.
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against each other, tfor a wane tney displayed a
courtesy, which seemed to be the effect of a respect
for each other's skill. It was natural to St. Clair; in
the gambling it was assumed. The latter having
found the opportunity he had long eagerly sought,
soon began to practice the arts of his profession. The
game of billiards, requiring great precision of eye,
and steadiness of hand, can only be played well by
by one who is completely master of his temper ; and
the experienced opponent of St. Clair essayed to
touch a string, on whicn ho had often worked with
"You are a married man, I believe ?" said he.
sed with the miseries of that eventful nihtl
"That was bad play you had nearly missed the
"You spoke to me just as I was striking," said St.
Clair good humouredly.
"Oh ! I beg pardon- Where did you learn to play
"Do they understand the game ?"
"I have seen some fine players there'."
"Very likely. But I doubt whether they play the
scientific game. New Orleans is the onlv place.-
There they go it in style. See here now ! That was
a very had play of yours. You played on the wrong 1 dwellin
"No, sir, I was right."
"Pardon me, sir. I profess to understand this game.
There was an easy cannon on the table, when you
aimed to pocket the while ball."
"You are mistaken," said St. Clair.
"Oh, very well 1 I meant no offence. Now mark
How I shall count of these balls. Do you see that ?
There's play for you You say you are a married
o'clock. "Where could Louisa be at such an hour?
she had had no intimites, and few acquaintancesin
the city. Could any one have carried her away by
lorce .n, no the truth was too plain! Louisa
was a faithless woman and he a forsaken, wrethed,
broken hearted man! !
In an agony of grief, he left his house, and wander
ed distractedly through the streets, until chance di
rected, he reached the confluence of the rivers. To
this spot he had strolled with his Louisa in their last
walk. I here they had stood, gazing at the Monon-
gahela and the Alleghany uniting their streams an !
losing their own names in that of the Ohio; and
Louisa had compared ;this "meeting of the waters''
to the mingling of two; kindred souls, joining to part
no more until both $hall be plunged in tne vast
ocean of eternity. T6 the lover and St. Clair was
still a fervent lover there is no remembrance so dear,
as the recollection of a tender and poetic sentiment;
breathed from the eloquent lips of affection ; and the
afflicted husband, when he recalled the deep and ani
mated tone ot leehng, vvith which this natural image
was uttered by his wife, could not doubt but that it
was the language of the heart. All his tenderness
and confidence revived ; and he turned mournfully,
with a full but softened heart determinded to seek his
LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, PASSED AT THE
SECOND SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SEt ON n
AN ACT to establish a town at St. Marks, in Flo
Be it enacted by the Senate and House, of
Representatives of the Lnited States of Ame
ricain Congress assembled, That the President
of the United be, and he is hereby authorized States
to cause so much of the public lands at or near St.
Marks, in the Territory of Florida, as he may deem
to be laid off in town lots, not to conta?U more than
one quater of an acre each, and into streets, avenues,
and out lots and public squares lor ihe usti of tfjetown
and, whene.veMhe survey ot the same shall be com
pleted, it shall (ie the duty of the surveyor for the
Territory of Florida to causj two plots thereof to be
made out, on which the town and out lots shall be
respectively designated by progressive numbers; one
of which shall be transmitted, with a copy of the
field notes, to the Commissioner of the General Land
Office, and the other to the Register ol the land of
ffice for the proper district. Provided, That the
President may adopt, if he shall approve, ', such plan
as may 1 ave been already reported to the General
xN ACT to authorize the Governor of the Territory
of Arkansas to sell the land granted to said Terri
tory by an act of Congress approved the fifteenth of
June, one thousand eight hu&dred and thirty-two.
and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United Stales of America
in Congress assembled, That, whenever the
Governor of the Territory of Arkansas shall furnish
to the Secretary of the Treasury a sufficient descrip
tion of the boundaries of the thousand acres of land
; ruiiieu uy an aci oi congress ol the hltccfJfh ot
; June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.'
; to the Territory of Arkansas, for the erection of a
Court-House and Jail in the town of Little Rock, i:i
the Territory aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the
Secretary of the Treasury to cause a patent to be
issued for said thousand acres1 of land, to the Gover
nor of Arkansas, and his successors in office, in trust,
for the benefit of the Territory of Arkansas, for thv
put pose of creating a court-house and jail at LittU
See. 2. And be it further enacted, That the
Governor of the said Territory of Arkansas be, aiu:
he is hereby, fully empowered and authorized to lav
off into town lots, conforming, as near as practicable,
to the present plan of the town of Little Rock; so
much of said grant of a thousand acres of land as he
may deem advisable solo (e appropriated ; and thai
he be further authorized to sell the same, from time'
to time, as the public interest may require ; and the
residue ol--aid grant, wlfch may not be laid off into
town lots corresponding with the plan "of the sab;
town of Little Rock, he shall.be authorised to dis
dispose of, in such lots or parcels as he may deem ad
visable; but, in no case shall he be authorized to self.
unless he shall give public notice of such sale, by ai:
"I said so. What. then?"
"I thought as much by your play."
"What has that to do w'ith it."
"Why, you married men are accustomed to early
hours, and get sleepv earlier than we do."
"I did not think I had shown any symptoms of
"On no ! 1 meant no allusion. There's another
bad play of yours."
"You will find, I play sufficiently well, before we
"Oh no doubt. I meant nothing, you play an ele
gant game. But then, you marriedtnen get scared,
when it grows late. No man can play billiards,
when he is in a hurry to go home. A married gen
tlernan can't help thinking of the sour looks, an I cross
answers he is like to get, when he goes home after
"I will thank you to make no such allusions to me."
Faid St Clair, "I am neither scared nor sleepy, but
able to beat you as long as you please."
kOh very well ! I don't value myself on my play-
ri II 1 1 t . It I
1 incr. snail we aouDie me net f ana nave anotner
bottle oi wine i"
"If you please."
"Agreed. Now do your best or I shall beat you."
Pestered by this impertinence, St. Clair lost seve-
tal games. His want of success added to his impa
tience; and histormenter continued to vex him with
taunting remarks until his agitation became uncon-
troullable He drank to steady his nerves, but drink
only inflamed his passion. He doubled, trebled and
quadrubled the bet to change his luck ; but in vain.
Kvery desperate attempt urged him towards his ruin;
and it was happy for him, that his natural good sense
enabled him to stop, before his fate was consummated
though not until he had lost a large sum.
rr nilrl ivit aa ': n:i tifntl v.- no tin nnll until tl-io
return ol day should bring sdme explanation of
Louisa's conduct. j
At this moment a light appeared, passing rapidly
from the bank of the Alleghany towards the town, ia
an instant it was lost and again it chmmerrcd
among the ramparts of Forte du Q,ueone and then
disappeared. He advanced cautiously towards the j
ruined lortc, and clambering over the remains of the
breast work, entered the erea carefully examining
the whole ground b)' Ithe ch ar moonlight. But no
animate object was to be seen. A confused mass of
misshapen ridges, and broken rocks were alone to
be discovered the vesUiges of a powerful bulwark,
which had once breasted the stream.
" It is deserted," said the bereaved husband, " like
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the)
aforesaid town and out f its at said site with the ex
ception of such of them as the President may reserve
for fortifications, shall he offered lor sale to the high
est bidder, under the direction of the. Register and
Receiver of the proper land office at such times and
places as the President shall by public proclama
tion, designate for that purposed, and all lots re
maining unsold at the dosing of ' the public sales
shall be subject to entry at private sale at the proper
land office. Provided, That no lot shall be sold for
less than twenty-five dollars, nor any out lot lor less
than at the rate of twenty-five dollars per acre; and
they sh.ll, in every other respect, be sold on the
same terms and conditions as are provided for the
disposal of the other public lands of the United
music is silent the strong towers have fallen and all I . l"u"lu' a c l
is desolate!" j vioustooflering the aforesaid town and out lots at
Perplexed by the sudden disappearance of the I pohhc sale, the President pt the United states shall
light, and indulging a vague suspicion that it was i "sp.llie "l v improvement wmcn may
in some way connected with his misfortune, he con- lmve Deen ",:l(lc tnercon .J e "scertamert in such
tinned to explore the ruins. A faint ray of light now .s ,1C may presenne ,or mat purpose ; ana
caught by his eye, and he silently approached it. L " ' JU" ,ia y -7 u,"
He soon reached the enterance ol an arched vault T ,CT;1. r'"""-""sJ m..
formerly a powder magazine, from which the light- , wian, auauu.ii w u sum oe pan. 10 me
eminated. The doorway was closed by a few loose V"lted Stat?8i b' and hereby ls'.reflu,,rr(1 )t Pa' to
hoards. le.ar.eH cnrpfnllv arrainst it. and evidenilv in- the owner of the improvements, tne value of them as
a 1 1 1 . . r 1 1 - 1 . 1
tenaeu oniy to anora a onei concealment ; out a cre
vice, which had been inadvertently lett permitted the
escape of that stragging beam of light which had at-
thus ascertained ; and, if payment therefor shall not
be made upon the day on which the same was pur
chased, the lot shall be again offered at public sale on
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tracted his attention, and which proceeded from a 111 m ,U1" tu , ,c,b,Jr "Ul T ' "
advertisement in one or more newspapers printed
in the Territory of Arkansas, and said sale shall
be public at the court-house in the town of Little
Sec. 3. And be it farther enacted, That in
case suitable situations cannot be had, free of costtn
the Territory, for the location of the State house, a.
wcll as for the Court-house and jail in the town o:
Little Rock, the Governor aforesaid shall be, and Iu
is hereby fully authorized to select and lay of suita
ble squares for each of those buildings, within the ad
oil ion hereunto authorized to be added to the town
of Little Rock : and that the squares so selected ami
laid off shall be appropriated to the use of th
respective buildings tor which they may be desig
nated, and for no other purpose whatsoever, fu;:
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the
Governor shall execute deeds for the lots he mu
sell under the provisions of this act, to purchasers, s
soon as the purchasers" shall pay off entirely the a
mount they may havefbid for any lot or lots, and a!.
sales shall be lor cash.
Sec. 5 . And he it further enacted, That so
soon as the Governor aforesaid shall dispose of lots,
he shall apply the proceeds of said sales to the erec
tion of a good and substantial Court-house and jafi ;
and, after these shall have been completed, shoulii
their be any funds remaining, it shall be the duty 0!
said Governor, to apply the surplus thus remaining
to the erection of a suitable and permanent house
for" the.resideuce of the present and future Govcr
small taper placed in aidark lantern. 1 wo persons
sat before it, one of wliom the astonished St. Clair
recognized his late companion, the gambler ! The
other was a coarse ill-dressed ruffian, with a ferocious
and sinister expression of countenance, which, at once
bespoke his character. I They were busily examin
pahie ol becoming the purchaser ot that or ot any
other lot offered at that public sale : Provided,
That, if any lot so offered and bid off on ihe last day j
ol the public sale shall not be thus paid lor, the same
may be entered at private sale upon paying to the
United States the sum at which it was bid off, and
i . .1. ; i .1 1
ing a number of large I keys, which seemed newly Me owner 01 uie improvement ui.; previously
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rnu..i it Tt i a. l u : . 1 ir.
" Bad, awkward, clumsey work" said the gambler ; ! "'u .7" 'V"1""' u"'. ".
' - . ' T-o.tcoiilt-,in lrtc? mr coin till nt cho r r t. i.-.fm. 1
mil uc suuiitu
nors of Arkansas
their continuance' in y:
to observe the deletion oftheircompanions, until they
uuim rue innHa vmirejy oesened. I'he night was
far spent. The marker, whose services were no lon
ger required, wa nodding over the grate ; the can.lles
were wasting in their sockets, and although a steady
brilliance still fell upon the table, the back ground"
win as dark as it was solitary.
The most careless observer might have remarked
the great disparity of character exhibited in the two
player, who now matched their skill in this graceful
and fascinating game- St. Clair was a genteel young
man, of about live and twenty. His manners had
all the eas- of one accustom?d to the best society ; his
countenance was open and prepotsessing ; his whole
demeanor frank' ahd manly. There was a careless
?iay hi his air, happily bleuded with an habitual
Phteut'ss and dignity of carriage, which added much
to the ordinary graces of youth and amiability. His
ifitures displayed no trace of thought or genius; for
"r. St. Clair was one of that large liss, who please
Jthoot design and without talent, and by who, by
o'nt of light hearts and graceful exteriors, thrive bet
;er in this world, than those who think and leel more
-cutely. Feeling he had, L.ut it was rather amiable
llJan deep; and his understanding, though solid, was
nat plain and practical kind, which, though adan-
:ej to the ordinary business life, seldom expands itself
raap at any object beyond tne narrow sphere. It
very evident that he had known neither guile not
"froiv. In his brief journey through life, he had as
yet trod only in flowery paths; and having passed
catv! k onj? was not awar that the snares which
niJ? the rfet 6f re unwary, lie ambushed ,in the sun-
fnrt spota ?ur "xistence. He was a man of small
1 ,ftune, an t ur;o Vi! ,ra., .
Jnan, to whorh he was devnedlv att.ichft 1 r and
.. j :
" Hav'nt 1 been working in the night too, my boy ?"
said the gambler. "I have made more money for
Vexed with his had fortune, St. Clair left the house us since dark, than a clumsey rascal like you could
of dissipation, and turned his reluctant steps towards earn in a month."
his own dwelling. His slow and thoughttul pace " Ulumsy or no, you put us into the danger always,
was now far different, from the usual lightness of his I and play gentleman yourself."
graceful carriage. It was not, that he feared the I Well that's right. Don't I always plan every
frown ol his lovely wile ; for to him her brow had ai-1 thing? and don t I alwaVs give you a lull share:
wavs been unclouded, and her hps had only breathed at- tonic, don't get out of heart, lhat Key will do
lection, she was one ot those gentle beings, whose and so will that "
hnt no n,A oUt tnoi if tKpv n h.it fif oi sam IOWI1 1UIH lOr bdlU, Ull iif
" It's ill working in the night, and with bad tool," lhaVthe T uPJsf for d town is not included
rejoined the other. " Me and Dick has been at' em ! vVul 11 a Yl,n 11 'V
fnrwh ct0!,,iu..niC,hp,n kv xvnn't fin I'll I which may not be released, or decided to be invalid.
the eh betwed her hand, had given him
entire ! c '
Then k j j , 1 a wafTP and spotless heart.
cy lately arrived at Pittsburg and being
someoi which must now be delayed by
rhat very evening they had pok
dwelling they mtended to inhabit ; ar
had suggested a varietvnrimnmv
sweetness withers not with the hour cr the season ;
hut endures throi eh all vicissitudes,
It wa& the recollection of that fervent and forbear
ing love, that now pressed like a leadon weight upon
the conscience of the gambler, when he reflected upon
the many little luxuries, and innocent enjoyments of
which that lovely woman had deprived herself, while
he had squandered vast sums in selfish dissipation
Having never before lost so much at play, this view
oj the case had not occurred to him ; and it now came
nome to his bosom with full force bringing pangs
ot keenest self-reproach. He recalled the many pro-
uomesuc comfort they had planned together,
" V must now be delayed by his imprudence.
)ken of the rural
and Louisa's tate
,l.&lT ' l,BemDe"whed. When he left her he pro
h ;pr?Km 60005 a,ld now aer a long absence,
AiJnZVl J'L-irncitof ruin-at least of
disappointment Theinfluenceof wine, and the agi-
wl Sf.n : "'Tateof excitement.
His imagination wandered to the past and to the fu-
lo h.SPtineVery P" he plated,
laXtS V "I will confess all.
Late as it re, she is still watch ng for me Poor crirP
heavy hQurs of my absence I have been madly court
ing ivretche.lness for myself, and preparing the bitter
cup of affliction for her."
In this frame of mind, he reached his own Artfr anrl
tapped gently for admittance. He was eurprise4 that
Approved, March 2, 1833.
RESOLUTION for the relief of sundry owners xr
vessels sunk for the defence of Baltimore.
Resolved, by the Senate and House of R -presc.ntativcs
of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That the memorial or
John ??. Stiles, and the memorial of the other owner.--of
vessels, taken and sunk for the defence of Bait i
more during the late war, with the papers and doci;
j rnents referred to the Committee on Claims of the
i House of Representatives in the cases aforesaid, be
referred to the Third Auditor lor his decision, under
the act of May twenty-nine, eighteen hundred an.i
thirty, "for the relief of sundry owners of vessels suni
for the defence of Baltimore;" which dcdpfoM ( shall
be subject to the supervision of the Secret..: . y.l tie
AN ACT granting an additional quantity of land! ' APPlovcd' Marrh 1833'
for the location of Revolutionary bounty land war-1 - . - - - '
rants. . , A-RESOLUTION authorizing .the Secretary y,
Be it enacted by the Senate, and House of' War tocorrect certain mistakes.
Representatives of the United States of Amcr- Resolved, by the Senate and House of Uc-
' . i r ii. I. r,, tori xrtTrc m xmnrtn
in Conressasscfnbled,rLhatiaduibe mad(
ratisfactorily to appear to the. Secretary of War, tha
in the treaties concJude.1 in one thousand eight hun
dred and thirty-two. with the Potowatamie Indians,
in the State oflndiana, that in the proper schedule
accompanying the same, mistakes were made in
writing the names of 'persons to whom payment
were to be made, euch mistakes may be corFCCtcc:
and the payments made accordingly. &
Api'Roved, March 2, 1833.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
HU: L. WHITE,
President of the Senate pro tempore.
Approved, March 1, 1833.
St. Clair could listen no longer. Under any other
circumstances, the scenej before him would have ex
cited his curiosity ; but the discovery, that he had
been duped by a sharperfa mere grovelling fellon
added to the sorrows that already filled his bosom,
stung him so keenly, that he had not patience nor
spirit to push his discoveries any further.
"It was for the company of such a wretch," said
he, as he again mournfully bent his steps homeward,
" that 1 left my Louisa ! Perhaps she may have gues
sed the truth. Some eaves dropper may have whis
pered to her, that I was the associate of gamblers
and house-breakers ! Shocked at my duplicity and
guilt, she has fled from pntamination ! No, no!
She would not have believed it. She would have
told me. She would have heard my explanation.
Her kind heart would have pitied and forgiven me.
Perhaps my neglect has alternated her aff. ction. I
have left her too often aJorie, and in doubt. She has
suffered what I have felt to-night, the pangs of
suspense and jealously. jShe could bear it no lon
ger, my cruelty has driven her forever from me.
He aain entered his habitation. How changed !
No hand was extended to receive him ; no smile to
welcome him. All was cheerless, cold and silent.
A candle, nearly exhausted to the so?ket, was burn
ings ih the parlor, shedding a pale light over the
gloom of the apartment i but that bright, peculiar
orb, that had given warmth and lustre to his little
world, was extinguished !i St. Clair shuddered, as he
looked around. Every object reminded him of the
hTrnni hp had dpotrrttrol . anvl u: IC I
n Z . . . - J -wv. ' A J -it rr
a moral euwade. Half dead with rnld. fatimie. tn ongrc uostrututcu x uai an onences
'and distress, he approactied ths fire-wljea a note, prescribed in the act,entititled " An Act to prevent'
cam congress asscmoiea, lhat the fur
ther quantity of two hundred thousand acres of land
be, and the some is hereby, appropriated, ia addition
to the quantity heretofore appropriated-by the act.
entitled " An act for the relief of certain officers and
soldiers of the Virginia line and navy, and of the
Continental army during the Revolutionary war."
approved the thirtieth May, one thousand eight hun
dred and thiity, and the act, entitled " An act to ex
tend the time of issuing military land warrants to
officers and soldiers ot the Revolutionary war,-' ap
proved the thirteenth July, one thousand eight hundred
and thirty two ; which said appropriations shall be ap
plied in the manner provided by the said acts, to the
unsatisfied warrants whether oririnal or duplicate,
I which have been or may be, issued, as therin direct
( ed, to the officers and soldiers, and others as described
in said acts: Provided, That tne suu -scrip
shall be receivable in payment of any ol the
public lands liable to sale at private entry.
Appboved, March 2, 1833.
AN ACT to extend theovoactthe 3d
A RESOLUTION providing for the continuation
of Gales and Seaton's Gomplination ol State Pa
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of Ameri-
ca in Congress assembled, That the provision.-
of the act of the second March, one thousand eigb
hundred and thirty, authorizing. a subscription to c
compilation of Congressional Documents, be and tly;
ame are hereby extended to the'contiuuatidn oi s"'
iyiheihanmd eight hundred ana seven. ' "Gmpilation proposed to be executed by GeLjes and
of March, one tftOTsa z tlnts Uin ; RML nA thVtho ;r th said continuation
made on lands ceded to the United btates, unul
authorized by law."
Be it enacted by tne senate ana ttouse of He
, manner Congress shall hereafter direct
nf the United Stairs nf Amrim'ded, The said comirwation -
T) i CJfi'14"' J iJ -....,. . -
. I.T-J rr-L 'ii nr uriln
when completed, shall be distributed to inc. .
AppsovCd, Man 3, 18.