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l'rt tftlbr ike fir..nd 23...
i I. i 11''" . nalil.
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For th Watcl man
,M.RI!ANCI? CGI BBRAWON.
1 " ' linnwiiur vou ito be a
U i t ihif cause of Temsperance,
-toil may rjot dp-m unworthy a
,.imrins a short sketch of a
lis Harriton. I
ii i i ; i ' " " ' "
VOLUME VIII NUMBER 1G.
ing again an in.
. ',,r columns as short
0 . i..Xot;n whirh I hnd the favored with an able and nnronriate ad-
-. ,,-mlii.r a few days ago. flr'sa ,rom Co!. Coleman of Concord.
Ljjure o f ,:. Without attemntino- tn mnrnva oil vt!
felt apprf nensiyp . Jerui3 nur - - , an i.
7l., friVnclsiof the cause, lest the v,, insinuations against the Urder as to
acting influence oi opposition and their SPCret "designs and pernicious1 ten
jntfrLl nathvof 'mj-n, however im lfncy he appealed to the good sense of
every one present, and solemnly disclaim
ed against alluch. affirming that it such
were the case-he would immediately ab
solve all connection with the Order. With
3 i - imr.ressioii I fine has originated nis clearness and perspicuity ot style, the
t" ' 1. :u force of his arguments anrl hisnlnin nra).
,m nrCUliar Circuniftiniiura ill im;ii r - r...... ,....y-
SALISBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1851.
,f(. wtirn rlli,,l,rTt '"
nVP to action, Irnight overcojme
,. 'ml do Mriots inidry to thri cause
l. k. n" ; -
tion ofi othefs. arid t
..prciice of st ill j more
pJ to discount
b i 5 i .1.....
.-ntlt the WOtK Itj WIIHfH llirj nm rii-
fral States or of the General Government,
intended to coerce emigration of the col
drejd population to Africa, we believe un
necessary, and that it must tend to defeat
der wise laws and the Christian Faith,
shall animate their hearts
If the opportunity and ability to do a
gooa work imposes upon men the obliga
is of soine, the
are well calcu-
tical observations, he must have forced
upon the hefts and consciences of all
present, considerations which will not b!e
without their effect. But it would be use-
r L iJ less to dwell Ufton thft nratnrical nnwot-c
i.. n irti 1 weifi mm i ill auu uienuieu t '
iUi . r. ' ! f r i i . - i
.frerratmospheeof the worfdj I soon OI uoieman. witii whom 1 presume
t its reviving niuueijice. My oiood
rvd anrvv; throUgh my veins, and new
t h Lr.... A 1. r . . . .
un uciiniun i niu.N uir vvnirn nph mi. t inm t ni. : .u .. i i -
... --v... .... i r,niu n, uir peopie anu ijovern-
gratton is desired. No reputation for au. ' ments of our Southern States are placed
thority can be so desirable to us as the 1 under solemn and fearful responsibilities
Character ot friends and benefactors ; and to aid effect ually and largely in the Colo
freedom of choice and action, to persons nization and Civilization of Africa Life
qf. Color, who arc to engage in such an un- is too short, and its duties are too hih
dertakmg. is important, if not essential to . for him who writes or him who reads
success. tnf.se jnpSf t0 waste the one in j(jje con
.l H is because this scheme for reclaiming troversies and vain speculations, or neg.
Africa from barbarism, and bringing her lect the other because it demands 1W its
withjn thecircle of civilization and Chris j accomplishment the spirit of self sacrifice,
tianity, through the agency of her own and mav be in nnnnsitinn t n rriMnv rt t h
. . m mf rr J "I tail. J J f uiivi Mil err a. V 1 1 1 p 1 1 1 C
qhildren, commends itself iq the common generally received opinions and practices ! ,i?h, dragoons, fully mourned and equipped
At 8i o'clcM-k their chains were knocked off.
and rlean clothing furnished to each. Thy
were subsequently shrouded in white, and the
caps placed on their heads, their arms hating
been properly pinioned. At a quarter past 9
A. M. they were ready, and mored out of the
jail with firm steps. Around the building was
an immense throng of people. Previous to
learing the jail, Taylor turned to Murphy and
said to him, If you know any thing almut the
murder, tell it now." He replied, "I know
nothing, or I would do so."
An armed posse of three hundred men. car
rying muskets and fowling pieces, under charge
of Col. James B. Ricaud, surrounded the pris
on ; added to I his were the whole constabula
ry force of the county, and three companies of
reason, because it is lull of benefits to two of the world
races-tir men and two quarters of the
globe, that weOleem it worthy of the gen
your readers are generally acquainted.-
Mr. Blackmer and Mr. Coleman both
null's wpr' waK''ne(
I iUn luiar n nil
vill alive on the sub
n of Spring Groy
i i - i . i .
in mv mind as SPt,mea prp'y mterestert in the cause, and
iffcreasiek inter- we hope tneir ,abors ma' nl in vaih.
ject of Temper-- A ,u 1 musi say on me wnoie, mat 1 never
leasnrable emn. saw more Pf,r'ect, order , and decorum ob-
erdiis patronage of individuals and of the
State and General Governments.
From the Baltimore Clipper.
EXECUTION OF THE COSDEN MUR
In the supr,ort of this scheme, our duty ! Declaration of innocence by the Criminals, Toy
nitthich.I . cxpejiencid at a celebra- scrve(1 on any similar occasion. All went
isiort on the 30th. on smoothly without causing any harsh or
arrival at pla'ce. I expected to unP,Pasant feelings. I did not learn how
t J , ; I ii- r . .
jgoouiy iiuiuvu" w
Tjblfd. hut 1 did not
the citizens as. many names were nanaeu in tor innitia
imagine that I t'on' Dut have no doubt that that occa-
u!Jsec "all the!wpr.)d and the rest ol ,v" ""r"" ,ir u ",lc,cai emist-
eu the lavors ot many which will tell in
no small degree in favor of the Order of
the Sons of Temperance.
Davidson College. P. W. P.
Not only the neighboring citizens were
mb'lfd, but the
j he surrdurutfrja country poureld in its
T.hen. DilTeretii motives no doubt
From the Christian Statesman.
In launching this, our bark, on the great
ocean of public thought and opinion, we
are less concerned for smooth seas than
for a right course less confident in any
w of srp'mg or heariing something at of the charts devised by man. than in the
ch they mighUtake! exceptionis"; but counsels of Him whose way is strength
usbt this muhftude
-ne to see that Ijjreat
,ich they heard so much, arid had seen
little. Others, W.rhaps, t:ame with the
there were any
respect and a
? the occasion, 1
i u :L J i .-ii !
thev were most 1 ne uPrSni. ana wnose voice sums aiiKe
l-i m n r it w T tnu triD a nil I kn ttinrviitt !-
ii . I . iiit iiiili y voi3 'inn l ii i tumuli ui lur
Kilt liwliritur li-rim J
, J V.ft J-i.fftllft II
lenuii ooservawie au ; W tlpLtP th Christian RrtMmnn
havej no doubt rljiat the ; the Union of these States, not merely be
at majority carije because they felt an i cause of the blessings involved in this
rrest ih the caufce I Union ltselt, Dut because we regard it as
,i the means to a still higher end the lib-
erty and happiness ot the human race.
The sentiments of the authors of the De
claration of Independence, and of the
Constitution of the United States, have
a neverdying vitality, and their influence
will be circumscribed by no other limits
than those of the world. To all the In
habitants of the earth the troths embod
ied in those immortal instruments are as
'of joy aJid pride a son. in whom cen- the light of a morning, without clouds;
id all their earthly hopes. enlised in ! and if men are not now everywhere ca
rt band of brothers free from the Temp Palle of appreciating and enjoying their
advantages, mey are universally capanie
of being raised to a condition in which
all the immunities of'freedom and self
government may safely be theirs. If we
urnd to the stand and took regard none of the human race as hope-
r music h the band, and lessly degraded, we see in the character
and condition ot none in ahsolute pertec
flon ; and while we reioice in the admi-
The procession j was! formed at
lurch. and consisted oi four Divisions of
Sons, and dno Section of Cadets. , We
vchrd dovyn by theKstand where the
ivJil was assembled : and as we passed
we.vere gazed u)on with apparent
njer arid delight. Sbme tender or f
tionate mother saw with mingled feel-
the lovely maiden i smiled as she saw
' lover he vohd the reach of the De
)tr. we rr
r seats. Aft
sing the op
very day and jSunjlay too." stepped out
n the plar)rm wih a Bible, which
ning Ode, some hall" dozen
uch as are not met with
rable nature of our Government and Un-
"le and b
ss by Mixs
o the Division with
ion, we do not imagine them without de
fect and incapable of amendment. The
works of God alone are without flaw or
-'' ft ft
htutiful accompanying ad- stain ; nor should vain mortals deem that
Durkhead. The gti vvas any production ot mere numan skim can
compare wiui wuiu uns; ucru loucircu
with perfection by the Divine Hand. I
Great questions discussetl vvith-eminent
d. andMe ladies responded to by
kijmple in Jin elegant and appropri-
mmncr.; Mr. Blackmer, of Salisbury,
find interest are united ; and what we be
stow upon Africa, she will liberally re
Compense to us again. Yet what are the
ains of, commerce, however extensive
and lucrative, to the consciousness of hav
ing rescued wide regions and a vast pop
ulation from the horrors of the slave trade
from the darkness of ignorance, and the
most cruel of heathen superstitions.
I To Liberia we direct the eyes of our
free people of color, not as to a land of ex
ile, but as to an inheritance of liberty, of
Wealth, of honor, and renown a field for
triumphs, virtues, and regards a thea
tre for heroic and memorable actions
for words, and deeds, and works, which
history will nt)t willingly let die. Over
shadowed here by a more numerous, en
lightened, and powerful ; people, with
whom, in the great pursuits of life, they
cannot hope to enter into a successful
competition ; depressed by circumstances,
(collections, and associations, for which
the truest benevolence can discover here
ho adequate remedy, that mighty Provi
dence, which educes good from evil, which
led forth the tribes of Israel like a flock
from the house of bondage, into a land
beautiful for situation, which their fathers
possessed a land of hills and valleys, of
olives and vineyards a land flowing with
milk and honey ; now opens wide the
bountry of their ancestors to the children
bf Africa, and summons them to repossess,
alone, and under auspices of freedom and
Christianity, this rich arid great inheri
tance. They are called to! found and build
up, along those far reaching shores, and
Over that continent, all civilized institu
tions, good governments, and the church
es of God. To what workj greater or more
Worthy were the thoughts or efforts of
inan ever directed; and! can those who
engage in it fail to experience in them- i
ibelves the development bf unwonted en
ergies, and the renovating power of he
roic purposes and hopes? The circum
stances, motives, and discipline, which
the Colonization scheme supplies, cannot
fail to arouse the energies of the colored
race. They are what this' race especially
heed, and without which, or something
similar, vve see opening before them no
path to distinction.
Who that is not a stranger to the won
derful results of the : colonization of this
continent will doubf the rapid spread of
civilization and Christianity, in this age,
through colored emigrants educated to
Liberty, and True Religion in Africa !-r-
We see but the dawn of that new day of
lor Murphy and Shelton
Addresses of Taylor and Murphy.
The dread sentence of the law was fully ex
ecuted yesterday at Chestertown, Kent Coun
ly, on the above three prisoners, convicted of
the murder of the Cosden family, residing near
Georgetown X Roads. The'rhyrdpWoCM'hich
we have published full details, Took place in
February, the murdered parlies consisted of
William Cosden, his wife Mary Ann Cosden,
his sister Amanda Cosden, and Mrs. Cosden's
sister Catharine Webster. A colored woman
residing in the family was also desperately
wounded but recovered an infant child and
young lad only escaping without injury.
1 he murder was committed for money, and
besides the three men executed, four men nam
ed Webster, Drummon, Roberts, and Shaw
were arrested as participants. Shaw, it will
be recollected, turned State's evidence, and the
other three were discharged in the absence of
proof of their guilt. The conviction of Murphy,
r l lr,il. . . :.
layior ana aoenon, was on eshaw s positive
evidence, and circumstantial proof, which left
no room to doubt that they wer,e justly convict
ed, and merited their doom. They have all
three, however, always denied their guilt, and
died, it will be perceived, with the asservation
of innocence on their lips.
Our Reporter who went to Chestertown on
Thursday had interview with the Prisoners on
that evening. Abraham Taylor is a man 51
years of age in February, and was born and
raised in N ew Castle county, Del. He has a
wife and five children living two sons and
two daughters by his first wife who are mar
ried his present wife havinga child ten months
old. He appeared in good spirits when we
saw him, but denied any knowledge -of Cosden
or his family; asserted that he never saw. or
was on his place, and never saw Shelton in his
life or Murphy within five years past. He as
serted that what Shaw swore to, was false,
and that he believed he had been hired to do
so. If Shelton or Murphy knew anything about
the murder, he prayed God that they would not
die till they had made it known. Nicholas
Murphy is a man 48 years of age, and was born
in the upper part of Cecil county, and has a
wife and six children, the youngest of whom is
only eight or nin weeks old born since his
arrest. He stoutly denied his guilt. William
Shelton is a young man, 25 years of age, born
in Delaware, within three and a halt miles of
Smyrna. His fathpr died when he was only
five years old. He has a mother and one bro
The prisoners walked out to a two hor
open wagon, in which they were seated on
chairs. Deputy Sheriff Wm. Paiker, and Mr.
John Greenwood, the Jailor, acting Deputy, be
High Sheriff. Francis Cann, Esq., was on
horseback in advance, and in the rear of the
vehicle were ministers, surgeons, members of
the press, and a few other privileged persons.
The armed citizens were formed in a hollow
square around the prisoners and those in com
pany with them, one company of Dragoons in
advance, and the other two bringing up the
reaf.- Jn this order the sad cortege proceeded
out oi ine-iown,,ineTT0usesana sip roaus be
ing filled with persons of all exes? colors and
conditions, .many females shedding tears, bui
all anxious to get a view of the miserable
wretches about to be executed. Shelton nev
er held his head up from the time he left the
prison the other two gazed around iheai.
They arrived at the scaflold at a quarter of 10
o clock, which was erected in the usual mode.
on an erninance in a field of Dr. V halen, about
a mile northwest of Chestertown. Here were
from 7.000 to RuclJbl'rsoflCvnibled, among
?vhoni we wie raiefl to noQee Very fewijfbjfcej
iciuaicg, iiic iMiij.uiiT-9 iicrui ai an uriii in
vehicles a distance off. More than one-third
of the concourse were colored persons. The
armed posse and troops formed a hollow square
around tbe. scaffold and none "but the few privi
leged persons were admitted within it.
At 10 minutes of 11, the three prisoners
walked up on the scaffold very firmly, and were
seated on chairs. Mr. William Cosden. an el
derly gentleman, father of the murdered man,
who went out w'nh the cortege, on walking up
on the scaffold, burst into a flood of tears, and
was scarcely able to go down again, he was so
The prisoners knelt down, and the Rev. Dr.
Jones offered up a fervent prayer, in which
they joined. The Rev. Mr. Valiant then ad
dressed them in a most feeling manner, and
urged them if they knew any thing of the mur
der to make the reparation left, by a confession.
Each protested his innocence. I he Clergy
then bid them an affectionate farewell, and
came down Irom the scaffold.
Being told if they had any thing to say, to
say it now, Taylor advanced on tbe scaffold,
and in a loud and diclinct tone ot voice, amid
breathless silence, said ' You all look upon
me as a murderer. I have been tried for my
life, and am about to go out of this world. Gen
tlemen, I know nothing more of this murder
than the most innocent child among you. Shaw
has sworn falsely sworn my innocent life a
way. I have not seen Murphy for about five
years, and never saw Shelton in my life before
his arrest. I shall go out of this world inno
cently. I have no more to say."
Murphy then advanced, lavlor resuming his
lilt dead, before the scaffdd could be again fix.
ed for Murphy's execution. When ihe crowd
saw Murphy fall to the ground they pressed for- -ward
toward the spot, but the prompt action or
the guard forced them back again.
Murphy wag conducted to a chair aod tat
down, protesting he was not guilty, arid begged
they woulJ spare hi life. " Oh. " said he, "for
an innocent man to be hung half a dozn limes !
Oh ! my poor dear wife ! Ob, to think I was
hung once, and am to be bin
nocent man this day.
I he Rev. Mr. Valiant came to him and org.
ed him to confess all he knew that he would
certainly be hung again and nothing could save
him. Murphy said he bad already told all ha
knew ol the murder, and that was nothing; thai
if be had known anything of il, he would hate
confessed il long ago. 44 Ob, my God," he con.
linued, "to be hung over again. Ob, my God,
to murder an innocent man ibis way!" He
aked for a drink of water and it was procured
for him. but the injury to hfi throat prevented
him from swallowing il. -
Sbejton and Taylor having hung till six mia
'ilea past eleven o'clock tweniy-seren rnin.
u'es were pronounced dead by Drs. Whalen,
Houston. Marsh, Wickes and Ricaud, the sur.
geons in attendance, and were taken down.
The knots of both ropes bad flipped to the back
parts of the neck. Taylor's neck was cut on
one side very deep by the rope, and the bone
wn dislocated. Shelton's necllwas not cut,
and not dislocated, it was thought The bodies
were placed in plain pine coffins, painted black,
and removed from under the scaffold.
The scaffold and rope having been readjust
d. Murphy was again assisted on :he trap, and
the noose being fixed to his neck, in a minute
of time he was dangling in the air! Before
the trigger was pulled he sai" I am innocentt
gentlemen . I never knew Cosden. 1 do not
know whether Taylor had anything to do with
the murder, but Shelton I know was not there
on that night. I am an innocent man going
home io my God ! Oh ! gentlemen, do not kill
The drop fell tbe second time at twenty min
utes past 11 o'clock, and the body having bung
some thirty minutes, he was taken down and
placed in a coffin. He died rather harder than
the other two, the mascular motion of his body
at any rate, being greater.
Taylor s body was sent to his family as re.
quested ihe brothers of Murphy and Shelton
took charge of their bodies and took them to
Shaw was sent for and brought to Chester
town a few days since at the request of Taylor .
who said he wished to see him that when be
r'ira.t confronted with bim he would not make
rsjicfr sfTfe ments as he had, ccc. When Shaw
came there he reiterated his evidence against
them, told Taylor he knew he was guilty and
there was no use in his denying it. All that
Taylor did was to abuse Shaw most foully, and
wish he could be ad tn tied to kill him. asking the
Sheriff for a pistol to shoot him.
Taylor was once convicted of kidnapping a
negro, and sent to the penitentiary for seven
years, and notwithstanding the positive and in.
dubitable proof in that case, always denied his
guilt of il. Thi is tbe first execution that has
taken place in Ken! county for a period of over
Murphy and Taylor asserted tbeir full prepa.
ration for death whether truthfully or not, is
an issue now between them and tbeir Maker.
Shelton also declared himself fully prepared,
but gave very little, if any outward signs of it.
Murphy, when the knot in the noose slipped
and he fell, was stunned for a few minutes. Af
ter he recovered he appeared to suffer acute
pain in tbe spine at repeated intervals, and pre.
sented an object that excited the sympathy of
all to the most painful degree. To a question
put to him, he remarked that he only felt some
thing giving way under him, and a sudden tight,
ening ol the rope around his neck in an instant
he was totally unconscious of pain.
ability, in both Houses of Congress, by j bet ween widely separated countries which
intellectual and commercial intercourse ; Ministers of the Gospel and other gentlemen
ther living near Smyrna also several half sis
ters. His brother married oiie of Murphy's j seat, and addressed the crowd. He said " I
daughters. He likewise continued to assert i was not within nine miles of Cosden's houe
his innocence. All of the three prisoners re- j on the night ot the murder. I did not know
sided at ihe time of the murdet in a section of j that there was such a man, or family as Cos
country known as " The Forest," in Kent coun- ! den's in the world. I was in bed at 8 o'clock
y, Del., and Kent county, Md. j on that night with my wife. I am innocent ol
During Thursday evening and night a num- i the murder, and (turning lo the Sheriff) you
her of the friends and relatives of the prisoners ' can proceed to murder me as quick as ym. please.
visited the jail and took their final leave ot them, i All of you bear this in mind, that 1 am not a
lttan intrj(tuced to khe audience!, who powerful minds, have recently agitated ocean steam navigation has introduced.
Fears have been felt Results which it must, a century ago have
required almost half that period to pro
frtained thprn fYo- , r iUn t.-lwnr the whole country
' wvui i vi iiivri kiiftis..vwsvavrvi' . ' . ' I ' 1
-Ko !. t ! r . i , and expressed the differences between the i required
u.iuuat uegreej oi eloquence anu G ' , ft- rf. nn slavrv nna. ttuce. we mav look to see hereafter ac-
? ( OIIUIU IHIU III'' liuillliuii ill" ui"vi , uuu - j - - r
ty well t
ng. rrnuereu more agreea- ,;nn wnnbl destrov the Union. Our fears ! complished in a single year.
tnVd anecijotes, which nleas- have been allayed by the consideration this mighty element of steam (until with
the older! thev Were.! Mr. that differences of opinion do not neces- in some ten years) this North American
avowed any intention tlo let sarily nor' always imply differences in
from the wild home of wandering sava
ges, to the.abode of more than twenty mil-
from his lips any tiling that might un- motives and sentiments ; and that on
nlj he pamfal to the feelings of ance in opinion, ue triotic, humane,
J one whether a friend or an enemy to An(j Christian men men at war in theo-
Cftuse. Ie expressed a desire to rea- ory, yet (and perhaps ignorant themselves
'dispassionately and fairly, thiit he of the fact) united in heart. Let, we have
bring'home to the hearts of Ml a ourselves this union of sentiment
miction n tk ;.. i . i u U and heart underlie, like. a coral reef, all
uion oi their duty, and show them . - - mnfc J.nf
,n ; ? these warring elements ot opinion, and
iure o the ground they occuhied: hfivv,vpr fierne the controversies and stor-
l,rnQt hAppily did he carry out hisde- my the public debates, the Union, wbich there were but about 7,000 so
;nl Wve tin doubt that hVtlisaj-med has ever found its resting place inhe (negroes and -Indians, and no . i
ioT its opposition and 'sentiments and hearth of the people, is thaC of England pnN
w0 remained unmoved. esneruallv
- "trrs, II ttl
To the Colonization of our free people
er Wr inv nrncnnl - , ... .. ' : C-
r,vr' ol color, with meir own consent, m cm-
' - Par. A blush of shame for rfianv Qt tb vilitinn nf that continent.
' 7-C0Mr. ,(lt.r Mri Bllickmei had through Christian settlements, and other
J,M ?nii.L-;' u o .. i nl . ...... moane ivtiih hiimanitv and experience
i un- oons aim vauets -- " . , j ... i nn nnn oka .,.,;.
mav surest, we shall devote earnest and j in renns ivnuia, u,uuu, .. u"'-
'Qttniirn nnsiderinff these ; cants in the Episcopal church ; in the two jng and counseling them
uitiriiiiiMiiK ....w... -c, , nAn : Li. i u : :.J u:. x?.:J..
aiuct pnlPrnrkps VV llchCan JeTSeVS, lO.UUU, UOU COIUmuillcnillS ill onenon f oioiurr iMim iimii on i i luaj ...... ..
v r t- - i
.... . 'i , I .. :
e Sons and Cidets
frf invited t0 march down in the rove
Ptake tjf some refreshments- To our
t'leurike and gratification.
tarda long, well suppli
Wfjich- we "were informed
id ryq1untarily prepared.
lr hbnor, and may they iever
U thp rich 1IfKiinrrthip Iprttnop'
. I - - - - ...ftftWftJ
iiro uaicniaLeii m secure ior i ...r . u n thp Atriean race: juu me r-umc uuuiwci yt rrr..
' m' NV th them-vv; Uv f, ri.. r I..., k pvirtpnee is cbn-l in these American colonies did not much,
visited ihem also, and gave them good advice. Murphy took his seat, and Shiton was ask-
but all with the same result. Mr. Vicker's. at ed ifhe had any thing to sav. Hh said he had
Shelton'' t request, was with him a large part not, and refused to make any statement.
of e night. Murphy prayed with much ap- Taylor turned to Shelton as he sat down, and
parent fervency till midnight, and all three ob said "Shelton. if you know anything about the
Withont i tamed several hours good repose, having slept murder, for God's sake tell it now. " Shelton
very well. j replied, "I have nothing to tell. I aylor said, '
A guard was kept around the jail all night, i Tell what Drumrw.nd told yon in Jail. Shel
J I l. - U : . I . l ' . ..1 ft I rl,,n,i i. im'kol It u-aa "
. .i j i c , mi li aiso in uie rooms, t-acu prisourr ot-ui iuii diiswriru, i tmn i rvn- .-.na, "
continent, in the period of a little more ..... ,, . . . , r . VV: i v; b-,- i n
, . - , , , ' chained by the ankles, in separate apartments. ' Messrs. li. C u kes, u kers and J. u.
man two ceniuries, uas ucen cuaiigeu . ., f n...j n;.. ama .K uT.A n.wi I...I iho.n far
' I I j ait II v - w ii i ti iic7aij - i iv.uxav - " - - - w -w ... -
from a distance began to come into Chestertown 1 well. Mr. Ricaud said to Shelton, " I will
tn vviinpcu ih exeention Mid before mirlnirht ! send vour letter lo vour mother, with the lock
ilions of civilized men, who have covered ; everv Hotel, and other place where accommo. i of your hair you have given Mr. Paiker lo put
Jit with the rich products'of their industry, ; dations could be had, was crowded to repletion ' in it. " This appeared lo gratify him.
the monuments of tbeir skill and art j many , being unable to obtain lodgings at all. Taylor wished to see Mr. John Van Pelt,
jwith institutions of leatning, humanity. Parties continued to arrive throughout the from the head of Sassafras, but he was not to
'land liberty and with temples dedicated night and next morning, by every kind of land be found. He then asked to see Mr. John Da
Itn thfi nnlv living and true God. If it be i and water conveyance. ; vis, and he came on ihe stand. Mr. Ricaud
recorded, " ttfat in 1707 Sn South Carolina At 7 o'clock on Friday morning we again gave Mr. Davis 810 to hand to Taylor's wife
souls besides visited the jail. layior was calm but much which gratinea i ayior. iaior men asK-u
minister of dejected, and represented his willingness to die Davis to gel a heaise and have nis oooy lanen
his great distress being about the necessitous up to his tamiiy aner me execution, wun u ne
condition of his wife and child. He said that promised to do. Mr. Davis who has known
he believed that Bill Webster was at the bot- Taylor for many years, begged him to confess
lorn of the nrosecution asainst him. Murohv all he. knew about the murder that it would do
still bore up and seemed more composed than no good to withhold it. He again alleged his
on the preceding evening. Shelton exhibited
no change from his usual stoical demeanor.
Various Clergymen were tvith them on
Thursday night, and on Friday morning, pray-
lina, above 5,000, without any minister of
any religious denomination ; in v irginia,
40,000 souls, divided into forty parishes,
but wanting nearly half the number of
clergymen required ; in Maryland, 25,000,
wanting also half the number necessary;
innocence, and requested Mr. Davis lo tell all
his friends in his neighborhood that he died in
nocent. The nooses were affixed to each of the cul
prils' necks, Mr. Bishop, a Sheriff from Penn
bylvania, assisling Sheriff Cann and deputies.
Phev were bid farewell, and for a moment
; miiunt mv, i i ., , ; , . v . XT Vl. or nnn ..., lr, :... t Vl..b .mH im.L- lu-n-o nl Kim nariid
welpund rommand the energies ot individuals :or saiu cnurcn ;, ... iw x urh, ou.uuv, u. ,. K - -- V;..rJl.. .7..". " "a. .u. 'r. i , Q, m.
, ., r . . . . ' r- fin Mmmnn pants n that chiireh ) in a so tne oroiner oi tjurpn at a iaicr uoui idno 5u' aumc .,........ ...r. T. -
edwith communities in th.sage. Eyersince Gran-, (4o0 communicants in crcn . a ,. im. Thfl5(, ! Rr.ne3 to harrow of 11 o'clock he trigger wa, pulled, and the
thie la- ville Sharp examined the ear y mnximsj Uhoae XT-"' rZ up the feeling ol any one. and caused many a drop fell. Murphy loudly asserting bis innocence
And be it "f English law, and conuuctea uie . .... . V" , - v n 7 1 20 tearful eye. The wives of Tajlor and Mur- ; and that he was going saMy home.
.ft. u..nj.i.ft u immrtrtft deci-l UMass. anu riscaiaway, ou.uuu, , . ... ... ,n. ' . . ' tu. i i k... r rra il Vila nAiL
ui Ljoru iiniisu-iu iu . .r J . .. . , T-. - i ...i nhv haa nreviousiv oeen io vne&ieiiovn j rr i ur nimi .huiwht - .
Census Statistics. In the State of Delawa.
ware there are three semi-weekly and eight
weekly news papers published. Of ihese, the
Blue Hen's Chicken is sei down as havinig the
largest circulation, viz 2750 copies. Tbe Ga
zette, at Wilmington, has 1000 semi-weekly,
the Journal 800 ditto, and the Republican 1100.
In the State of Florida eigtit weekly and one
semi-weekly paper are published. The largest
circulation is that ofthe Apalachicola Advertis
er, 1500 copies. The Tallahassee Sentinel
has 1200. Both are Whig papeis. There
are three Democratic and six whig papers in
In Georgia 53 papers are published, 4 be
ing rnonthl). 40 weekly. 4 iri weekly, and five
daily. Of these 16 are Democratic, 8 Whig,
1 independent, 4 literary, 2 m-dical, 1 agricul
lural, 4 religious, 1 Union, 1 neutral, and tbe
character ofthe rest not stated. The largest
circulation is that ofthe Augusta Sentinel, 5G00.
The Temperance Banner, in Greene county,
has 5000 ; the Augusta Constitutionalist, South,
em Cultivator, Macon Telegraph and Macon
Messenger have each about 3000. In Virgin
ia there are 91 papers, 01 weekly, 13 semi
weekly and tri-weekly. and 20 daily. Oflhse
21 are Democratic. 37 Whig, and ihe rest neu
tral, religious. State rights, literary. Ate. The
circulations are not accurately obtained by the
census, and ihere is. therefore, no use in quo.
ling them. They are all smll. however.
In South Carolina there are 45 newipapers,
27 weekly, 7 daily, 4 iri weekly, one semi,
weekly. 4 monthly, and one quatletly. They
are all set down as either Democratic, !nde
pendent, neutral, liteiary, religious or temper
ance, but we observe thai ihe Greenville Pa
triot which is a staunch Unin paper and noth
ing else, is not so slated. The Charleston
Mercury is rated at 5000 subscribers, tbe Cou
rier .5000. the Evening News 4500, and ihe
In North Carolina there are 52 newspapers
published. 40 being weekly, 4 semi weekly, 1
iri-weekly, 6 semi monthly, and one monthly.
The Raleigh IWisi", Star, Recorder, and
Standard, and the Faetteville Observer, have
each fiom 1500 to 1700 subscribers, 25 paper
ii'l- .i to f - . i :
are nig, cnu i j urnii,iin., .
m ljuiu iifiisiiT-iij iv i.w n - . . ., t-i - i 't a nnv nau nreviousiv ueen to vucsi
sion in the case of Somerset, the ciouu; coiiniiuuiiti.i u 7 "Wr ihem the moiher of Shelton did not see him dipped loose, (the tall l.e.ng Irom six to six
u.:.. i n.i,,aii.i K.,t nntantlv risinc andin Newfoundland ahout 5UU tamilies; . m a.nnia t,imeir(lid m.t wish an and a half feet.l he was precipitated to the
una urru liiauunuv wi -j ; u s . , . ... , , iiuiii rinui, ivucuu u M w - L '
" weS here uiand viciB. .hat ,h lanC .heir firs, de-l. -fata I exceed haa
4;. "J''tr'1 10 ee ht ihe lali.-i Were
irch 't rurmed -in procession I and
. CU .f.ck to the staniwhen wc were
.1 ... L . . L. . . . 1 - ..r .Ua a ra r-i ulnrl a .
interview. grounu, m me g.c.i suuia . wio rv.
Several of the Reverend Clergy had prayers moug whom there was a universal ihrill of hor
with Prh of ihe convicts Shelton listened to I ror ! He laid on the ground and rolled over.
. . .- - ;i i .. i ! . . . u ; . n Alr t .
dtinn ontivitv nnd 4uller n, is 10 re-Si we. not hope lor Atnca, now invmug uer , one of the mos, teeling appeals to ud we ev- cried in tne most piteous manner, u.
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sound with the songs of their deliverance.
to be their chosen inheritance, their mag-;
nificent possession Jnd home, as a people
distinct, independent, religious, and free.
Any legislation, on the part of the sev-
descendants to her bosom, when a gener- Pr heard, without any emotion
ous and determined purpose to occupy Taylor prayed both fervently and loudly, and
her vacant territories, nlscertain and "com- seemed deeply aftecied. Each was urged, as
mand her resources, and reduce ber irreg- some atonement for their crirne, to make a free
ular and chaotic tribes
to social order, un- i confession, buitbey still plead their innocence
. ! I
Murphy and ' ing severely lacerated and cut by tbe rope.
Taylor and Shelton died very soon ana easy
Tavler scarcely moving his limbs al all.
Murphy still asserted his iunocence, and il
was necessary to let Taylor and Shelton bang
ES in England. Eggs of hens, ducks,
and other poultry, commonly, eaten as
food in the kingdom, are, in point of quan-,
tity, almost incredible. -The aggregate
number cannot be less than 1.500,000.000
or 75.000 tons ; and the value, at the low
est prices. 3.000.000. Ireland produces
nearly 100.000. 000. and iht continent of
Europe supplies us with 500.000.000 an
nually. These facts are perfectly ascertainable.
Those who are incapable of committing great
crimes do not easily suspect othen of them.