LIBERTY. ...THE CONSTITUTION. ...UNION.
NEWBERN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1833.
PUBLISHED K :.t.
BY THOMAS WATSON.
'Three .dollars per annum, payable in a lvance
tf.-nm iho New York Standard.
plan for a National Bank. i
OUTLINE OF A
, imuhlet under the above title, with inciden-!
VLinrks on the Bank of the United States, I
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- Jypm a meeting convened on the 20th of Feb
rdary. J&'2 fr the purpose of receiving a re
or( from the Committee of a former meeting,
hm was referred a plan for a National
flank. Preserved Fish resumed the Chair,
nlj Henry WfHicks was again appointed
committe composed of Isaac Bron3on,
(Jeorge Griswold, Daniel Jackson, and John'
Bolton presented the report containing the
outline, which commences with strictures upon
the present Bank of the United States.
We annex the principal features of the plan I
as they are laid down in the pamphlet betore
us, believing that in this manner one of the ob
jects of the Committee, at least, will be best
promoted, namely that of inviting discussion.
1st, That a Bank of the United States be
established by a new act of incorporation, for
the term of twenty years, with a capital of thirty-seven
nnd a half millions of dollars, whereof
ten millions to be subscribed by the Govern
ment of the United States, and twelve and half
millions by th several States, in the ratio of
their electoral votes, (subject to modifications
introduced into Sec 1 1th,) in a stock bearing
four per cent interest, payable half yearly, and
subject to the restrictions hereinafter specified.
.The remaining fifteen millions of capital to be
subscribed by individuals or corporate bodies,
and paid lb fin money.
The -stock in which the subscriptions of the
Government and the Sates are to be made,
to be irredeemable during the existence of the
charter, an 1 inalienable as regards the Bank
except with the consent of the Government,
under circumstances of imperious necessity
:iml then only in hypothecation, for money
borrowed for the term of one, two or three
The Ihnk Stock subscribed by the general
and state governments not to be sold during
ttie existence of the (.'barter.
Thdividcnds of Bank Stock owned by the
general and state governments and the interest
on the -1 per cent, i Stock subscribed by them, .
in payment of their , Bank Stock to be made
'payable atone and the same period, at the
The excess of dividends over the interest
:avahie bv the United States and the several
Slates may be considered an ample
' far l).!!us to the former, and for tax
- r.irt r f ')( the latter.
es on the
The Uiiiied States to appoint eight Di
rec:::rs, and-the states to elect ten Uirectors,
tiiii'iwit more than two of those appointed by
J lie United States, nor more than one of those
eVeted by the States, ' to be residents of the
The money Stockholders to elect twelve
Directors, each stockholder being a citizen of
-the United State-, to vote in person, and no
votes hv proxy to he allowed, excepting those
ul Trustees, Guardians, Executors and Admi
nistrators, who may delegate their power to
or of their associates and excepting also
corporate bodies, who may authorize one of
their officers or a Director to vote on their be
half. At the annual election, one fourth of the
Directors elected by the government, and by
the money Stockholders who shall then be
.in office, to retire from the board ; and of the
Directors elected by the States, two to go om
ofoffice.the first election, three the second,
two the third, and three the fourth election.
Stockholders residing out of the State in
which the Bank is located, may lodge their
votes at an office, on a certain day to be speci
al, or maV forward the same by mail, addressed
to the Cashier of of the Bank under a sealed
envelope,-on which shall be written the num
ber of shares which they respectively hold,
bearing their own signatures written across the
seal of said envelope. The votes thus sealed, if
lodged in the offices of the Rank, to he forwar-
dpft lllf t'liei ocKin. .1 "111
j gonitis uiereoi, accompanieo Dy
a statement and a list of the stockholders and
number ol shares then on the books of the res-1
pective officer and which are not to be opened
umu me ciose 01 tne polls at the Bank.
Each subscribing State, in which an office is
established,, may appoint two Directors of
such Office. Other Directors of Offices to be
appointed by the board of the Bank.
44 At the first meeting of the Board of Direc
tors (after an election) a President, a Vice
President, and an Executive Committee of five
members be appointed forthe term ofoneyear,
of which Committee the President and Vice
President should also be members ex-officio "
The President and Vice President of the
Bank to be re-eligible as Directors; the office
of President, however, not to be held by the
same individual two years in succession, but to
be filled by the Vice President or a member of
the Executive Committee.
3. The Bank to be located in New York.
4. An Offi ce of Discount and Deposite also
to be established in fhe same city, for the man
agement of its Ioca business, "with a specific
capital assigned therefor.
An Office of iDiscount and Deposite to be
established in each State, but it shall not be
obligatory on the corporation to place an Of
in a non-subscribing State, unless required
by the Government of the United States so
The Directors of the Bank to have the same,
Jut no other control, over the Office, in New
fork than is exercised over other Offices.
Capitals to be assigned to each Office, and
va"ed at pleasure.
5 The Notes or Bills issued by the Bank to
oe made receivable at any and all I the Offices
SrHment of debts due xht BanI or Offices,
ca also :n payment afOdtefaroenl Kcvcnee.
6 No note or bill to be issued under twenty
dollars. Checaues or Drafts not to bear the ;
similitude of current Bank Notes.
7. No note or bill having more than ninety
days run to be discounted, either directly, or
indirectly, nor anv loan to be made for a Ion-
ger Pprioti than ninet.v daJs h.v tne or
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any of its Offices; and every note, Dili or
other obligation to be bona fide paid as they
respectively become due ; nor is any renewal
to be granted unless the essential interests of
the Bank should require it, and then only with
additional security, and by the affirmative vote
of three-fourths of the Board.
8. The whole amount of profits to be divi
ded half yearly, excepting only a reasonable
sum to provide for losses ; but the fund thus
reserved not to exceed two millions of dollars
at anv one time.
9. The Bank not to charge over 6 per cent.
per annum on loans or discounts nor to dealtin
. . 1 . 1 1
V; P.vrbnnirP. hut to have this privilege
in Domestic billsof Exchange and in gold and j
10. The amount of Discounts and loans not
to exceed forty millions of dollars ; but, if from I
h o,rrntP stntpments of the Kank and its
VyllJCcS, It uj a t any viuic iuuuu uiuv iuia ouui
has been exceeded the excess in that case to be ;
reduced within ninety days.
11. The Stock of the Bank appropriated to
any one State not to be less than 200,000dollars,
whether entitled by its numbei of Electors to
this amount or not; but after assigning this
mimirnurn to the States that may be thus re-
stricted, the remainder of the twelve and a
half millions to be appropriated among the i
other States according to the pr6
inor to the pr6 visions of the
first article, and the capital may be increased, on
the admission of each new State into the Union,
to the extent of 8200,000, if desired by such
1.'. If the capital assigned to an oflicc be
more than do;-ble the amount of Bank Stock
appointed to the State in which such office is
located, the excess may be taxed at the same
rate as State Banks in the same State.
13. The Bank to render the same services
to Government in the collection and distribu
tion of its funds, and on the same terms pre
scribed and provided for in the charter of the
From the Louisiana Advertiser.
Important to Emigrants for Texas.
t: Caveat Emptor,"
We have received the subjoined letter from
a most respectable source from an American
who is a citizen of the Mexican Union. It
may save manv unsuspecting persons from dis-
appointment and loss. The gentleman shew-
ed us one of the patents, nicely engraved, num-
hereel, issued, and sold in INew York (city) in
1830 for '5 leagues of land in Texas. It prov
ed a buble of course ; and he had just forwar
ded the elegant script, but Worthless scrip to
the purchaser. j
Sir 1 have observed an article in your pa
per respecting Texas. I feel it my duty to
give you farther information respecting that
interesting country, that those who design to
emigrate thither may not be ; imposed on by
in ine nrsi piace i woum auvise no man 10 ,
purchase any land in Texas, unless through the
medium of a confidential friend, without first
seeing the land himself.
According to the colonization laws ofTexas,
every settler on taking the following oath, viz:
You swear to God to subject yourself to the '
Constitution of the United Mexican States, to
the Constitution of the state of Coahulia and
Texas, and the general laws of the state and na
fron which vou have adopted;" if married, to a
league of 4444 acres and his choice of any un
located land, on his paying the following fees,
viz: To the Emprededor for the admission
and attending to the business of the colonists,
$50; Stamp paper title, 812; Commission fees,
815, Surveying $48; Government fees paya
blein4, 5, and a years, $34; making &159.
a wiuow wiin cniiuren is entitled to tne same
as a married man ; and a single woman with
out parents, on the paying $105 50 cts. to 1111
A il . 1 111 i .1
' acres; and on marriage with a man he can draw
OOOO 1a . .1
oooo more; oui no man can gei more man a
league, unless by a special act of government.
In Austin's upper colonv. North Americans are
excluded, but it is expected the present Con
gress will repeal that odious law.
As you say in your article, ; no title can be
perfected until after 6 years residence in the
country, persons purcasing of those who have
taken up lands, and are actual residents in the
country take out an instrument, called in Tex
as a title bond, promising to give the purshaser
a title when the vender receives his from gov
ernment. Although the emigrant is not
obliged to reside on the land taken out by him,
yet he must in six years build a habitation and
make some improvements, or hh land will be
forfeited. Hundreds have been imposed on by
purchasing scrip from those who pretend to
have grants from government, have lost their
money. No foreigner can hold lands in Texas;
ne must be an actual resident, and, if a man of
character, can claim as above.
I will add, that Texas is settled principally
by North Americans, and a convention is now
sitting at St. Philip de Austin, for the purpose
of organizing a state government. From in
formation I have received from S. Wiiliams,t
Esq. at the Land Office. Texas contains from
25 to 30,000 inhabitants, 6,000 of Vhom are
Mexllcans Austin's colonv from 8 to
9,000. 1 he manners and custom's are similar
to those in the western part of the United
States. 1 he law. for the collection of debts
contracted by residents of Texas are severe;
debts can be collected in half the time that they
can in the State of New York.
The staple products ofTexas are Cotton, Su
gar, Neat Cattle, and Hogs, Texas contains
every variety of soil. The climate is mild,
and in the upper country they are free from
musquitoes and other troublesome insects
The face of the country is oremlv U7vn j
, - o "7 'iii, ami
mr aici guuu. ftooui iwo-tnirds of the soil
is rich prairies. The country is probablv Pt.
tling faster than any portion of the globe.
x ours, truly,
A CITIZEN OF TEXAS.
We are not certain of this word, in a cramp hand.
fSamuel Williams, formerly of Baltimore.
The following is a part of an oration deliv
ered recently in South Carolina by Thomas
Grimke. It is a beautiful extract, and we com
mend it to the attention of our readers. Mr.
Grimke, is extensively known we believe he
has relations in this city and wherever he is
known he is esteemed. Phil U. S. Gaz.
Our country ! Our whole Country ! how af
fecting are the ties which bind us to "thee; how
venerdoie is my claim to our taithlui services,
. ii .i i
to our Puvrest affections ! What indeed is our
country, but a parent, by obligations the most
sa"ed and sublime; by associations the most
delicate and comprehensive ; by prospects the
,,,UBl auunauiig aim uengniui ! in our Amen
tn creed, what article then is of higher au-
thority, of deeper interest, of more enduring
value, than the precept, which commands us to
reverence and love our country? Are we
bound to Father and Mother by relations,
which God himself has ordained and enforced ?
So are we to our country. Are we bound to
our parents by all the sanctions of civil socie
ty, coeval with its origin, expanding in its
Progress, and destined tp endure while social
e sna ast So aro ' we to our country.
Are we bound to Father and Mother by
all those natural affections, which make
them the venerable of human beings, and home,
the happiest spot upon earth ? So are we to
country. The parents, whom nature has giv
en us, die, and are laid in the earth, by the
hands of theirchildren ; but Fatherland protects
us in life and hallows our graves Our parent
country still survives her children. She is
immortal. Shall we not, then, in the spirit of
gratitude, reverence and love, engrave on our
hearts some maxim, not less beautiful in its
moral, if we consult only our interest ? And
where shall we find a precept more venerable
fonts antiquitv, more commanding in authori
ty, than the inscription on the Table of Stone?
44 Honor thy Father and thy Mother, that thy
days mayT be long in the land which the Lord
thy God giveth thee." Our country is indeed
a father, to be reverenced in the Authority
which commands our obedience; and a moth
er, to be loved with all the enthusiasm of grati
tude and affection. No voice from Heaven has
indeed proclaimed, amidst the thunders, and
, and clouds of another Sinai,
r tny ountrv, tnat tnv (lavs mav oe
long in the land, which the Lord thy Gcd giv
cth thee." No miraculous hand writing has
denounced against us, the sentence of destruc
tion for unfaithfulness to lfer commands, for
hypr,ocrisy in our affections. No Prophet or
Apostle has recorded with the pen of inspired
truth and by divine authority, 44 Thy country
is thy Parent by all that is most solemn and
binding in duty, by all that is most eloquent
and holy in love. But Hhe voice of nature,
nnrl file locti m nnir nf -ill Pvnflrionci thr Jipirb
t t nnH ti flrlrt rp nf Philoconr. tW
Lnv of Eloouence. and the enthusiasm of
Poetry, all, all attest the truth, "Thy Country
is thy Parent."
From the New York Evening Post.
Some time in the early pait of the late war,
between the United States and Great Britain,
as the frigate President, Commodore Rogers,
was standing in for Block Island, between
Gay Head and Montauk Point, under a full
compliment of cauvass, she espied a long
sharp "clipper built" schooner with English
colors, under the lee bow, sailing towards her.
bearing a set of signals which were not under-
(stood; the schooner was therefore pronounced
to be an enemy s vessel.
The Commodore, however, by way of ma
king a feint ordered a flag run up, and hauled
down again immediately. This had the ef
fect intended ; the Schr. believing that his sig
nal had been duly answered, and not willing to
appear dull on the occasion, forthwith hauled
down his signal and stood for the President,
supposing her to be one of His B. M. frigates.
The President now hove too under English
colors. The Schr. came alongside, and was
hailed. 44 What schooner is that? 44 His M.
schooner Highflyer," was the answer, 44 Come
on board, Sir, with your papers." 44 Aye aye,
Sir." The boat was now hoisted out, and a
British Lieut, came alongside. He was piped
over the gangway, and immediately ushered
into the cabin, where sat Com. Rogers, to
whom he handed his instructions. 44Umpli,
so, Sir, you are looking for the American
frigate President, Com. Rogers. 44 Where
JtiT 1 il ,nrlrnn'" ' VpS t O I'd Q V
did vnn Ipvp the sauadron:" " Yesterday
morning off back Long Island, Sir." "How
was Com. Hatdv?" " He was very well, Sir."
enffiripnt descriDtion of the'
President, to enable you to recognize her when ;
you shall see her?" "O yes, Sir, we cannot:
fail to know her immediately. v en, oir,
lono-er in suspense, 1
have the honor to inform you that you are now
on board the U. S. ship President, and I am
Meantime all hands being piped to dinner,
O - m . "1
the officer of the deck ordered tne Doaiswain s
mate to invite the men who were in the boat to
come up and partake with the crew.
The Boatswain's mate accordingly looks
over the side, and says 44 Shipmates, come on
"ShinmatPB oh "
i i ii r . i
dent'sjib "Isay Tom, do you twig tmu sZif
canvass jib? Shiver my topmasts, but Broth -
says a dry old lenow in me aci oi taking out begged to know uic "
his last hour's quid of tobacco, and looking up and was delighted with the taste displayed in
at thp same lime verv auizirallv at th rpi- k choice of her author ; she earnestly sohci-
er Jonathan has diddled us this time, as sure as
the devil's in Lunnun. But never mind Tom,
we'll go aboard land get some grub, and see
our new messmates may hap we shall find
plenty of Yankee grog, with a dish of long
siveetnings, and a comfortable drop of old
BY JAMES II ALL.
Miss Simper appeared at Saratoga in an el
egant suit of sable. She was said to be in
mourning for her father, an opulent broker in
Baltimore recently deceased. Grief had was
ted her health, and weeping had washed away
her roses and she had come to recover her
blushes. Miss S. of course was an heiress,
and attracted great attention. The gentlemen
called her a benntv. and inlL-d pi
her relationship, bank stock and .ecnriiiesH
Some of the adies thiirhi hpr.';
sallow, and some objected to the style of her
dress. Mrs. Hig'i iyer said she had riot the
V VUMIJIV- Bv 1 W 1
- a .
air of a woman of fashion, while Captain Hal
liard, pronounced her a suspicious sail, and
declared hi s .elief that she was a Drivateer in
disguise. The fair stranger however walked
daily to the fountain, modestly cast down her
eyes when gazed upon, and seemed unconscious
ofall but her own horrors.
About this time Maj. Fitzconnell appeared
upon the busy scene. He was a tall, handsome
f ' J J - 1 -: . i
man, ol easy auuress anu ponsneu manners,
who seemed to regard all around him -with an
air ol very pome unconcern, iie was an
nounced as an officer in his Britannic Majes
ty's service, and brother to Earl Somebody in
England. It was reported that he had large
landed possessions in the west. He did not
appear to seek society, but he was too well
bred to repel any civilities which were offered
to him. The gentlemen were well pleased
with his good sense, his knowledge of the
world, and the suavity of his manners ; but as
he seemed to avoid the ladies, they Iiad little
opportunity of estimating his qualities.
Maj Fitzconnell and Miss S. met by acci
dent at the fountain. The office who had
just filled his glass at her approach, presen
ted it to the lady, who in sipping the trans
parent element dropped her handkerchief.
The gentleman very gallantly picked up the
cambric, and restored it to the fair hand of
the owner but the blushing damsel, abash
ed bv the easv attentions of an elegant stran
ger, in her confusion lost her reticule, which
the soldier gracefully placed upon her wrist,
with a most respectlul bow. A courtesy on
the one side and another bow on the other
terminated the civilities of this meeting.
The gentleman pursued his walk, and the
lady returned to her chamber. That Miss
S. felt duly sensible of the honor of having eli
cited three graceful congees from the brother
of an English Earl, cannot be doubted ; nor
can we suppose, without injustice to that
gentleman's taste, that he saw with indif
ference the mantling blushes which those
attentions had drawn forth ; certain it is how
ever, that as they separated in opposite di
rections, neither of them was seen to cast
44 one bulging lingering look behind." As I
had not the privilege of intruding in either
of their chambers, I cannot say what fairy
form might have flitted around the Major's
pillow, nor whether the fair one dreamed of
coronets, coats of arms, kettle drums, and
epaulets. In short, I am not abfe to inform
the inquisitive reader, whether the parties
thought of each other at all; but from the
extreme difficulty of again bringing two such
diffident persons in contact, I am inclined
to think the adventure would have ended
here had not 44 chance, which oft decided
the fates of mighty monarch's," decided
Miss Simper s health required her atten
dance at the fountain on the following morn
ing at an unusual hour; and, the Major
while others were snoring, had sallied forth
to enjoy the invigorating freshness of the ear
ly breeze. They met again by accident at the
propitious well ; and as the attendant, who is
usually posted there to fill the glasses of the
invalids, had not yet taken his station, the Ma
jor had not only the happiness of performing
that office, but of replenishing the exhausted
vessel, until the lady had quaffed the full mea
sure prescribed by the medical dictator of this
little community. I am not able to say how
often they pledged each other in the salubri
ous beverage ; but when the reader is inform
ed that the quantum prescribed to a delicate
female, varies from fcrur to eight glasses, ac
cording to the nature of her complaint, and that
a lady cannot decorously sip more than
one mouthful without drawing breath, it will
be seen that ample time was afforded on this
occasion for tete-a-tete. The ice being thus
broke and the water duly quaffed, the gentle
man proposed a promenade, to which the lady
after some little hesitation acceded ; and when
the great bell summoned them to breakfast,
they repaired to the table with excellent ap
petites, and cheeks glowing with health
ful hues, produced by the exercise of the
mnr nin nr
t 10 o'clock the lady issued forth from
her chamber, adorned with new charms, by the
recent labors of the toilet, and strolling pen-
sively, book in hand to the farthest corner
of the great piazza, commenced her
studies. It happened at the same moment.
that the Mai. fresh from his valet's hands, niea
. . ? a. Uvaof h
himself to the same cool
retreat, iu utcom
forth tne melancholy musings
of his soul upon
his flute. Seeinff the lady, he hesitated, be2-
ge(j pardon for his intrusion, and was aDout to
retire but the lady assured him that it was no
intrusion at all, and laid aside her book. Ihe
i cnnn seated beside ner. He
ted a display of his musical talents, and was
f enraptured with every note ; and when the
. i r-nKiont of hpr rpsparchne
same impertinent bell which had curtailed thei
morning walk, again sounded in their ears,
they were surprised to find how swiftly time
had flown, and chagrined that the common
place operation of eating, was so often allowed
to interrupt the feast of reason and the flow of
At 4 o'clock, the military stranger handed
Miss Simper into an elegant gig and drove to the
neighboring village, where rumor soon pro
claimed, that this interesting pair were united
in the bands of matrimony. For once the ma
ny tongues of fame spoke trulyand when the
happy Major returned with his blushing bride,
all could see that the embarassment of the lover,
was exchanged for the triumphant smile of the
delighted bridegroom. It is hardly necessarv
irk oill tVifit ci,V nm.i tVta colntocir . a
uu -uv... r ..wv. ommuijr CUCCl Ol tniS
pleasing event, that the young couple' found
themselves restored instantaneously to perfect
neaun ; aim on uio lojiowmg morning they
I I i L . I L J" II I " m
bade adieu to Saratoga springs. -'
This is a very ungenteel affair !' said Mrs.
Highflyer. 'I never heard the beat, of it in
my born days!' said a fat shopkeeper's lady.
4 How funny !' cried one young lady How
shocking,' exclaimed another. Egad, that's
a keen smart girl!' said one gentleman. 4 She's
a pirate, by thunder!' roared Captain Halliard.
In the meanwhile, the new married paiv
were pursuing their journey by easy stages
towards the city of New York. Wc all know
how the charms of nature improve when we
seeth em reflected,' and so on, and we can rea
dily Imagine 4 how happily the days ofThalaba
passed by' on this occasion. ! Uninterrupted by
ceremonious 'isits, unrestrained by the pre
sence of third parties surrounded by all the
blandishments which give enchantment to the
rural scene, it is not surprising that our lovers
should often digress from the beaten road, and
as often linger at a romantic spot, or a secluded
Several days had now elapsed, and neither
party had made any disclosures to the other
upon the important subject of finance. As
they were drawing near the end of their jour
ney, trie Maj. thought it advisable to broach
this delicate matter to his bride. It was up
on a fine summer evening, as they sat by a
window, at an Inn, enjoying the beauties of an
extensive; landscape that this memorable con
versation occurred. They had been amus
ing themselves with that kind of small talk
which new married folks find so vastly plea
sant ; as how much they love one another an
) how happy they intend to be, and what a fine
thing it is lor two fond hearts to be dissolved
and melted down into one, &c. Many exam
ples of love and murder were related the
lady told of several distressed swains who
had incontinently hanged themselves for their
mistresses, and the gentleman as often asse
verated that not one of those martyred lovers
adored the object of his passion with half the
fe vor which he felt for his owny dear, sweet,
darling, precious, little Anne! At last throw
ing his arm over his wife's chair, he said care
lessly 4 Who has the management of your property,
my dear V
4 You have, my darling,' replied she.
4 1 shall have, when I get it,' said the husband
4 1 meant to inquire, in whose possession it
was at present V
4 It is all in your own possession,' said the
4 Do not trifle with me,' said the gentle
.raan, patting her cheek 4 you have made me
the happy master of your person and it
is time to give me the disposal of your for
tune.' 4 My face is my fortune, kind sir, said she.
laying her head on his shoulder.
4 To be plaiii with you madam, said the im
passioned bridegroom 4 1 have need of mo-
; ncy immediately the hired gig in which we
came to this plncc has been returned, and 1
have not the means to procure another con
veyance.' 4 To be equally candid with you, Sir,' replied
the happy bride, 4 1 have nothing in the world
but what you see.'
4 Have you no real estate?' said the Major,
starting on his feet.
4 Not an acre.'
4 No bank slock ?
4 No securities no jewels no money .'
4 Nothing of the kind.'
4 Are not you the daughter and heiress of a
rich broker V
4 Not I, indeed
4 Who the devil arc you then V
4 1 am your wife, Sir, and the daughter of a
very honest blacksmith.'
4 Bless me ! exclaimed the Maj. starting back
with astonishment then covering his face
with both his hands, he remained for a mo
ment absorbed in thought. Resuming se
renity, he said in a sneering tone, 4 1 congrat
ulate you madam, on being the wife of a beg,
rar like yourself. I am a ruined man, and
know not whence to supply ray immediate
Can vou not draw upon the earl, your
brother' said the lady.
'I have not the honor of being allied to the
'Perhaps you can have recourse to the pay
master of your regiment?'
I do not happen to belong to any regi
ment. . .
4 And have no land in Arkansas?'
4 Not an acre.'
4 Pray then sir, may I take the liberty ofask
ing who you are!'
4 1 am your husband, madam, at your ser
vice, and an only son to a famous gambler,
who left me heir to his principles and pro
fession.' . ' m . t: t :.
1 My father gave rati a good education,' said
the lady.. . n L
So did mine,' said the &ae!?I"
has not prevented me from trumping the wronfr
trick this time.'