ftfSOF Tin: C1SOLLY1 W1TCIUIAX.
n- n-et vrar, Two Dollars payable in
ii!ir,r..n. ;( jn aJvancf( Two Do,ar9
J f "r, in8k.rtrJ it $1 for the first, nnd 25 cts.
trlti'ot ecti sul4rqutnl insertion. Courtorders
' per cn(. fiitfher than these rates. A lib-
: ' .t,- KJitor must be post paid. i
I n.in the Lady's Keepsake
HE REFORMED. INEBRIATE.
manv years since I was in a certain
i I riA mm in A I n n! iatv
wt)tio int. nciiesi uuiuxiuiMi enounces
, ' iv ol scenery unusually fine, though
Li V w
. . " Keep A check upox all tour 5 n (
Jbdilor y Proprietor. 1 1 Rulers. .tif-- wo this, axd Liberty is safk."
' . 1 ti Gen' l Harrison. (
VOLUME VIII-NUMBER 27.
SALISBURY, N. C-THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1851.
ji'l'v ahiuji ami very high hills, wooded to
f ......nil. exc-epf a small, irip olTcultiva
ru" . - . .
J near wit it base, and terminating on
who had spoken them with vinltnpaain ri,,I..,
.jomehai extensive, bordered on the him off his uard, and would have strand
him hut for the interference of others. When he
founfJ himself overpowered by superior sirenaih
! he revenged -himself by the most fearful curses
i . - i . ..
.u m i nmn" uplands covered wiih : .Dniu,l ..,; n.. - i ... ,y .
norm - v.... 1 r,-'ai7 on uis poor wile, whom
l ..f V a ri'H ! . A fl tl I I fct r ii f n m 1 1 r
,.J through tnenuwws, now uanowed
...i. I. .uka. III. IV I n:a ikI i n ir into
hrtn nig . ' , -i "
, dr wfm h in)(i a n.iur mill. I he
I (M?ei some u.iys ni I nis time,
ii s!"iing l"vii f the sfrfam ; and f
X t Ii t-r e tlxurliied ihree lare dii 'p
l,jWg, which I hoped might always es
jne a-nJ ymvv old, Hs g iardiaiis of
gain, with abusive epithets, he ordered to "go
home, and noi expose herself in this ridiculous
' Nov Walter,' said his wife, rising at afe
and confronting him wiih pale bu' determinwi
face, 4 no I will not return to you. I coiild
have borne, as I have Uun done. vur harsh.
iness and violence towards me: hut'vnu hvp
his ti in hi raised lourliaurl aauini it... I:.. e
... . : n - j mic inrs oi
J ..rrv i;-r eu .ora.uy was nxetl j these children ; and, as it is my dutv before
LvrntMnory uy me circunHiauce, that over i God lo p.oiect them. 1 leave vn CJor v
jr i0 twthl be seen a cottage situated on Whatever reply the drunkard miht have
ol lb mountain, ju.i in the verge of made, it was drowned in the indignant clamors
(,oud, and about half a rmle duunt. The of the bystanders, and he was hurried off " o
l nc.l 01 in siiu.m.1,1 Kaio ii so iff lUIUlT ol liail. Hid iv . s , r l... .l
r ' .n,t I oh-erved ihen ikm .vU.i,.,. I . v. : . : V " . . a'cu ,ur sympa-
i f i W t i . .
Ir kfo a garden was choked with lall weed
- V) I
a jkier'd Ibal.u rude screen of boards
ben tiwh directly in front ol the cottage,
t i hubut out all view of tho neighboring
t, i inu. This sirange precaution seemed
't ;iihr"icl; or, was it arjopted for the pur
, ol concealing from curious eyes what
r M piu within doors ? To my inquiry who
t j,jiied thai hermit's hut, the rejily was,
.loiter 15 .
I J be U who married Jane S 7'
The lame.' .
jjernamti called up distant recollections. I
l;j jMn Nlis S once at a rustic ball. She
til l country beauty, rather better educated
liai most of the damsels who were her com
juni. Indeed, her father used to complain
t!,i she iptfMi too much time in reading His
i.!-V wis, that after a girl had lell school and
c Ijileied her education, she had nothing more
D ) i't liouki. IJur he rarely interfered ex
t J hy a little grumbling with her pursuits,
c tcuil us his house was always in the bt st
t r and his dinners excellent. Jane was a
t'l ee housi-keeper, and her leisure hours she
ni ii pleased herself not heeding her fa
: f ominous shake of the head, when he
Ler earnestly devouring a book, or noiiced
shelves tilled with books in her litile chain
She will leave oil' such follies when
minie was his consolatory remark ; and
uth, when thtftiudulged gnl did marry, w he
Irsh-gave up her leading or not, she did
uller it to interfere with lier household du-
&he was the must exemplary wife and
rjhrr in. (he rouuiry ; and all her neighbors
fc:el.li tpines3 lioin h.r union with young
1 . His father had lefi him u stna farm
jil iotked, wiih a house large enough lor
cMt and everj elegance ; and few menVbe.
; Jifft wiilrbeier prospects ol contentment.
Wier was active and ambitious, and wanted
yccure somi'ihing mure ihan a competence
o!d ae. My acquaintance, with the young
tt;.!e had left them thus, and 1 was naturally
fie hat surprised to tind them living in a
Ijtue'ol so liiile preiension.
j The only -marvel about it,' said the lriend
arm! ex-pressed my wonder, 4 is, that they
ih a home at all. (VJien Walter took to
-p, his stock went fiit, ad then his farm
ais,ncl.ctcd, till at last when so.d to pay his
tf, it brought le'iban hiflf il value.
Ala! it was ihe cuiiimon siory of the intern-
pieman: first, moderate indulgence in fre
r,fut contiva! meetings wiih his friends ; thnn
tiuua excesses that untitled him for work
f jd jn during which time he would vow and
rf lrViiKl pledge his, wid n, his wife thai
fh should be tho last followed by more
iu in i ur (omit excess, III I the
mul ihe vi. inii was nrnled, and ihe very
N who bad led hun into the vice, uba i
d hi in in disgust.
rNice ihe detertiou of his boon companions,
'h ler had become gloomy and sullen a mood
. i uuuer ina ext iteineni
-Sb gave place to wild and savage ferocity.
fe children ran from him if they saw
'withe road; and it was rumored ta1 his
'cM home loo .frequently witnessed his
fM hrmality towa.ds his unoffending wife.
M.:ne ion removed to his retired collar on
(f moumain; and the screen of boards .he
vl It. V tier !.. .. n i
I ,,j vav,uu(-u uii ooservauon.
I liteiied to this melancholy history wit
HT empathy for the unfortunate girl,
' u eougni no assist-
M iriitn the neighbors, and few visited her,
ryr'lj oeraus thev d
I ''CJU le herself did not encourage ; bright cheek
thising female acquaintance, and soon provided
with a permanent situation, wheje by rhe la.
bor of her hands she could support herself and
little ones. And soon, very soon, did herchaixr.
edappearance bear wfmess to the improve,
fnent. She became contented and even cheer
ful ; and jhe playful caresses ol her children
beguiled her of many sad thoughts.
When B. awoke from his intoxication in pri
son, the recollection, bf what he had done, over,
whelmed him wiih shame and remorse. He
sentfor one oi his neighbors, and entreated
hiwlo go on his part to his injured wife, sup
plicate her forgiveness,' and pledge the most
solemn promise of future amendment. Jane
wept much ; she forgave him from her heart,
as she prayed God-he might be forgiven j but
she could not tmst his oft. violated word, and
sacrifice her children. Her determination was
fixed ; and for weeks-together, though with a
bleeding heart, she returned the sarranswer
to the entreaties oT her repentant husband.
Sheared not even see him. lest her resolution
might be shaken.
When at last B. was discharged from jail,
full of indignation at what he termed the cruel
obstinacy of his wife, he made no effort to see
her or the children ; but after shutting him
self up a month or two in the cottage,which
had been saved, by timely attention, horn bring
burned on the night of Jane's escape he d
parted, no one knew whither. He left a re
proachfuLletterto his wife, professing himself
driven 6 desperation, and laying on her the
blame of. his future crimes. No furniture of
any value was found in the hoose, the greater
part having been disposed of to procure food
and liquor. -
Two years after this occurrence, (I have the
particulars from a friend,) a crowd was assem
bled round the jail in the little town of .
A murder, under the most appalling circum
stances, had been committed in the neighbor,
hood : a man to whom suspicion attached had
been arrested, and, after strict examination,
committed for trial. Particulars that had Iran
spired left no doubt of his guilt on the minds of
the people ; and it was with suppressed exe
c rations that the multitude followed the suspect
ed felon to prison. When he disappeared
from their sight within the gloomy walls, the
popular rage broke out in groans and murmurs.
One woman, young and interesting in appear
ance, who had listened with undisguised eager
ness to a knot of idlers discussing the case,
walkedawav when thev enrfpH iheir fnnfnrru
and. presenting herself at the door of the mag
istrate who had conducted the examination, ask-
en leave to speak wiih him. It was the wife of
B. She had seen her husband led to jail, load
ed with the inol ten ible suspicions, and she
came to have her worst fears allayed or con
firmed. The magistrate soothed her hy assur.
wig her l hat th h evidence against B., though
strong, was only cjrcumstancial, and Jy no
means absolutely proved his guilt. It was im
possible to say what might be Ihe event of the
irial ; but theie was ground for hope. Poor
Jane clung to this hope : 'Oh, sir,' sobbed she,
' if he is guiliy, and must die. it ts I who have
murdered him! I deserled him, when all the
wdrld cast him out !
When the unhappy wife returned home, it
was to give way to the bitter anguish of re.
thej upbraiding of vagrants without ; and those
wbp looked into bis window, saw him most
frequently seated quietly at the table, reading,
or fvith his head on his hand in deep thought.
With thankfulness unspeakable Jane saw the
change ; but her joy was dashed with sadness,
when on one of her visits the prisoner besought
herj, with piteous entreaty, to bring him a hot
tie jof brandy.
t now occurred to the wife to do whaf she
hat) never dared when B. was at home to
force on his perusal some tracts containing the
most aVful warnings against intemperance,
and encouragements to the victim to struggle
for recovery. He had no other books to lie
guile the time ; he could not now, as formerly,
raf at. or punish her, even had he any suspi
cion who she was : what might ensue if he read
thejm ? Her effort was crowned with success.
Not week had passed, when the abject en
treaty for liquor which had been ur"ed night
attpr night- was dropped, to be renewed no
more. Jane's heart throbbed when she thought
of this ; but, alas ! even if he were really refor.
med, would he live, to prove himself so ?
Thus days rolled on, and the time for the tri
al arrived. The prisoner had communicated
wijth his counsel ; witnesses had been sent for;
th principal lawyer engaged in the prosecution
had unfolded the chain of evidence by which
his guilt was to be proved ; the court was to
open next morning. The accused bad receiv
edj some of his former acquaintance during the
day and as night drew near, he was alone.
Oji his table lay a letter he had just written.
He was pacing the room, tranquil, but with a
mjnd filled wiih painful thoughts. The jailer
opened the door; announced a name, received
the prisoner's startled assent ; and the next
mbmentthe long estranged husband and wife
wre together. B. did not stir; he was petti
fied by surprise ; but Jane rushed to him ; her
arms were round his neck, and she wept aloud.
Her husband was moved, but struggled appar
ently with bis pride: he unclasped 1ier arms,
stepped back a little, and looked earnestly at
jSad indeed the contrast between the two :
the man almost spectral in aspect, haggard,
wjan, emaciated not even the shadow of his
fojimer self; the woman blooming in the fresh
ness of almost maiden beauty ! No unhallow.
ed vigils, or excess, or evil passions, had slam
pfd their traces on her brow, or marred the
smetry of her form ; and the very purity and
tendernftssjhat shone in her expression rebu
ked the conscious sinner as loudly as if an an
gel's tongue bad proclaimed his degradation !
As he shrank back and stood thus silent, Jane
stretched out her hands beseechingly 'Ob,
Walter !' she cried, 4 have you not yet forgiven
4 Forgiven you, Jane? Oh, Heaven," what a
wretch am I !'
4 I was wrong, Walter, to desert you, even
at the worst ; but oh, say you do not bear hard
thoughts toward me !'
j Tell me, Jane is it you who brought me
these ? pointing to the books.
j 4 Yes, Walter for I thought you would read
them now ; and '
j She was interrupted by the sobs of her hus
band : he sank on his knees as if to thank her ;
but to prevent that, she knell with him, and
pjrayed for him in the deep emotion of her heart.
When B. was sufficiently cafm he asked af
ter his children, and, pointing to the table said
There, Jane, is a letter I had written you,
ijn a belter spirit, I trust, than the last. If it
were God's will I should live longer, I might
make a better husband and father ; but I dare
not think of that now.'
j Jane longed to ask one question, but her
tongue refused to utter the words. Her hus
band seemed to read the meaning of her anx
4 Before high Heaven,' said he, 4 1 declare
to you that I am innocent of the crime for which
1 shall.be tried to-morrow!'
! A shriek of joy, scarce suppressed, burst
from the wife : she clasped her hands and raised
them upwards ; gratitude denied her speech.
4 Then you will live !' she gasped at length.
4 No, Jane, I dare not hope it : and I deserve
to die. I am guiltless of murder but what
morse to weep and sob all night as if her j have I been to you and my children ? What
heart would break. 4 How have I been able pjhave I been these last years ? a reckless out-
ilhthe j to kneel night and mortiing to ask pardon of i cast my own destroyer the enemy of God !
now i liod, she cried to herself. 4when I refuse mv I lell vou. Jane I have lonw looked to the pal.
. ...j . j ..... 0 0
aid to save a fellow being from destruction 7 j. slows as the end of my career, and I have come
And yet these little ones, and she hung lo it at last ! But I have mastered the tyrant
worst enemy.- I thank God that he has sup
ported me through the struggle. It was a ter
rible one !'
I need not at length record this intervieAv.-L
I need say no more than that, after weeks of
the most agonizing suspense and anxiety, Jane
had the happiness to hear that her husband was
fully acquitted ut the crime laid to hi., charge
to receive him once more, and welcomeirn
to a home. For months he lay helpless, the
victim of a watting sickness; but his wife
worked day and night t., procure bim comforts
and her children pued round his bed; and
in her heart was what the poet sweetly terms
" hymn of thankfulness" never silent. When
he recovered, he found it not hard to bear her
company in her cheerful toil ; and never would
he suffer himself to be persuaded to touch what
once had proved his bane, and so nearly bro't
him lo an ignominious end.
It is not long since I heard an address of
touching eloquence, on the subject of Temper
ance, delivered by Waller B . There was
truth in every word of it, for he deeply felt
what he uttered ; and it came home to many a
heart, and drew tears from many an eye. He
told his own history, and described himself as
once the most wretched and lost among the
victims of that vice; and yet there had "been
others more lost than he, who recovered. It
was this, he said, that first inspired him with
hope for himself.
THE MEXICAN CAPTIVES.
Since our recent publication relative to
this subject, we have been permitted to
copy from documents received at the De
partment of the Interior, the following
"arguments" between J. J. R. Bartlett,
Esq,, the Boundary Commissioner, through
John C. Cremony, interpreter, with the
chief of the Apaches, concerning the two
Mexican captive boys taken from them in
July last, namely : j
Mangus Colorado Why did you take
our captives from lis?
Commissioner Your captives came to
us and demanded our protection.
Ma ngus Colorado You came to our
country. You were well received by us.
Your lives, your property, jyour animals
were safe. You passed by ones, by twos,
and by threes, through our country ; you
went and came safe. Your starved ani
mals were always brought home to you
again. Our wives, our children, and wo
men, came here and visited your houses.
We were friends! We Were brothers!
Believing this, we came amongst you and
brought our captives, relying on it that
we were brothers, and that you would feel
as we feel. We concealed nothing, we
came not here secretly in the night. We
came in open day and before your faces,
and we showed our captives to you. We
believed your assurances of friendship,
and we trusted them. Why did you take
our captives from us?
Commissioner-What we have said to
you is true and reliable. We do not tell
lies. The greatness and dignity of our
nation forbids our doing so mean a thing.
What our great brother has said is true
and good also. I will tell him why we
took his captives from him. Four years
ago we, too, were at war with Mexico.
We know that the Apaches make a dis
tinction between Chihuahua and Sor.ora.
They are at peace with Chihuahua, but
always fighting against Sonora. We in
our war did not tnak that distinction.
The Mexicans, whether living in one or
the other State, ate all oneknation, and we
fought them as a nation. Well, when ihe
war was over, in which we conquered,
we made peace with them. They are
now our friends, and by the terms of the
of the wrongs we have suffered, and those
you now do us. (Very much excited.)
xou must not speak any more. Let some
one else speak. (addressing Mr. Cremony,
the interpreter.) J
Comrnissioner-I want you to under
stand that I am the very one to speak ;
the only on e here who can speak, (per
mtor.ly.) Nou-. do sjl dtnVniUwill
uu no more talk with you but will
lect a man. (belonging to Dalgadito.
you come and speak for your nation.
a,gau.ioi wish to explain to our
Apache brethren the reasons that have
actuated us in this thing, and what we
can do for the master of these captives.
We know that you have not done this
thing secretly, or in the dark. You came
as braves, in open day and brought your
captives among us. We ate obliged to
obey the orders of your great chief at
Washington as you warriors are obliged
to obey your commanders. The great
chief of our union says You must take
all iMexican captives that you meet among
the Apaches, and set them at liberty.'
k V thi?' '0U mUSt knoxv we cannot dis
obey. For this reason we have taken
your captives from you.
Dalgadito we do not doubt the word
of our brave white brethren. The Amer
leans are braves, te know it; and we be
heve a hrave scorns to lie. But the own
er of these captives is a poor man ; he
cannot lose his captives who were obtain
ed at the risk of his life, and purchased
by the blood of his relatives. He justly
demands his captives. We are his friends
and relatives, and we wish to see this d.
mana complied with,
justice we demand it.
Commissioner I will now tell my Apa
che brethren what can be done for them.
The captives cannot be restored.- The
Commissioner cannot buy them, neither
can any American buy them; but there
is here in our employ a Mexican who is
anxious to buy them, and restore them to
their homes. We have no objection that
this Mexican should do so ; and, if he is
not rich enough some of us will lend him
the means to do so with.
Dalgadito. The owner does not wish to
sell ; he wants his captives.
Commissioner. I have already told my broth
er that this cannot be, I speak not with iwo
tongues. Make up your minds.
Dalgadito. The owner wants twentv horses
Commissioner. The Apache laughs at his
white brother ! He thinks him a squaw, and
that he can play with him as with an arrow !
Let the Apache sav aaiu.
ajgadiio. The brave who owns these cap
lives does not wish to sell. He has had one
.uuee iu; ooys six years. lie grew up
ters, to the necessity of unremitted cxer
tions to preserve our glorious Union, and
to what has been so seasonably and well
done, with so much ability, eloquence and
patriotism, by some of our eminent coun
trymen, you invite mc to leave, for a time,
my quiet abode here, to appear in your
great city, and to address my fellow citi
zens on the actual condition, and menac
ing danger of our country.
I feel, gentlemen, with the greatest in
terest and the deepest solicitude, the full
force of all that you have expressed ; and
I would gladly comply with your wishes
and even dedicate the remant of a life, tho
largest and best part of which has been
spent in the public services, to the cause
ot the Union, if the state of my health
would allow me. and. if I believed that
any fresh exertions of mine would be use
ful. fSWver since thr long session of
the last Congress, during which my ardu
ous duties were greater than I was well -able
to encounter, my health has been del
icate, and it has remained so throughout
the past summer. I hope that ij is improv
ing. but it still requires the most assidu
ous enre; and I entertain serious appre
hensions that if I were to accept your in
vitation, and throw myself into the scenes
of excitement incident to it, Jy strength
might fail me. and my presfnt debility
might be much increased. There is no
place, I am fully aware, where I should
find more ardent anrhenthusiaslic friends
in one party, and more courtesy and res
pect in the other, than in the com
mercial metropolis of the Union. Whilst
I am constrained with much regret re
spectfully to decline the meeting vou pro
pose, 1 avail myself of the occasion to pre
sent some views which 1 have taken of
public affairs, and which I trust may be
received as a substitute for any oral exhi
bition of them which I could make hefore
a large concourse of my fellow citizens in
It was not supposed by the authors and
supporters of the compromise, in the last
Congress, that the adoption of the. series
of measures which composed it, would se-
cure the unanimous concurrence of all.
Their reasonable hopes were confided to
the great majority of the people of the U.
States, and their hopes have not been dis!"
appointed. Every where north, south,
east and west an immense majority of
the people are satisfied with, or acquiesce
in, the compromise. This may be confi
dently asserted in regard to thirteen of
the slaveholding States, and thirteen if
not fourteen ol the free States. In a few
of both classes of the States, and in some
particular localities, dissatisfaction exists
exhibiting itself occasionally in words of
great violence and intemperance ; but
this feeling is, I trust, where it has most
prevailed, gradually yielding to an en
lightened sense of public duty. I will pre
sent a rapid survey of tho actual state of
things, as it appears to me, both at the
North and South, beginning at the form
er. In all that region there is but one of the
various compromise measures that is se
riously assailed, and that is the law. made
in strict conformity with the constitution,
for the surrender of fugitives from lawful
service or labor. Bat the law itself, with
two exceptions, has been every where en-
lie l i; w uu i- ,
under him. His heart .string, nr, hnn(t, a ! weed ; opposition to it is constantly aba-
him. He is as a son to his old age. He speaks !i.nR the consti! u,ion and the laws, made
our language, and he cannot selfhim. Money j directly by the people themselves, is now
cannot buy affection. His heart cannot be almost uni versally recognised and admit
sold. He taught him to string and shoot the j te('. If in the execution of the law, by the
bow, and to wield the lance. He loves the public authority, popular discontent is
boy, and cannot sell him. .sometimes manifested, it has, with the ex
Commissioner. We aro sorry that this captions mentioned, been invariably re
thmg should be. We feel for our Apache bro- j pressed, or prevented from obstructing the
.her, and would like to lighten hi, heart. But 1 officers of justice in the performance of
it is not our fault. Our brother has filed hi .t,;- ,.n;..i i.- i ...
, ... .. ........... xi j niu vui i cuuy III-
r)' formed, a great and salutary change has
, been made, and is yet in progress at the
North, which authorizes the confident an
ticipation that reason and law will -finally
achieve a noble triumph.
j The necessity of maintaining and en
forcing that law, unrepealed, and without
It is just, and as
affection on the child of his enemy. It is ve
.,..1.1,. !... J . ...
uiMiir-. uu, ,)Ur niiiv 3 em. P eann.il
avoid it. It wounds our hearts to hut t our
friends ; but if it were our own children, and
duty and the law said, " Part with them," part
with them we shou!d. Let our Apache broiher
reflect, and name his price
hostilities against Mexico.
passed, and we grew very friendly ; eve
ry thing went well. You came in here
with your captives. Who were these cap
tives? Mexicans the very people we told
you we were bound to protect. We took
them from vou and sent them to Gen. Gar.
; over her sleeping children the fair boy, with that brought me to this yes, I have !' He j cie Conde, who willset them at liberty in
Dalgadito. What will you give ?
Commissioner. If my brethren will come i an' modification that would seriously im
with me I will show ihem nair its etFipifncv must f mlmittl k.
peace, vve are bound to protect them , Here the council dissolved and repaired lo the impartial judgment of all candid men.
We told you this when we came to this ' the Commissary's stores, attended by the Mex- Manv of the slaveholding State and ma
place, and we requested you to cease your I ican purchaser, where good to the amount of ny public meetings ot the neotile in ibr-m
Well, time ; lw hundred and fifty dollars were laid out, have deliberately declared that tlwir d.
which they accepted, and the business conclu- ! herence to thn l'Tnion demrt
, ------ " w j 'v
K Hut sum "o1 encouraSe brifh' cheek 6h,adpd by Ws clustering curls ; ; laughed convulsively as he said this-and his lneir ovvn C0Untry. We mean to show
Jrnrn.; r " ,,a'onate Per8ons sent and the sweet dark;eyed girl,.so like him be- ! wife turned pale. 4 Look here, Jane look vou tuat wp rnnnor Hp Wp nrnmised
Letter from Henry Clay.
Ashland. Oct. 3d, 1851
r provision,, f,otr, ,ime (o ,jme
fore excesshad marred his manly beauty 7
:i i i . .
i looked at the hu e dueHinfr ' Cm,!,? CU : .
UWh ' -cene ol so much misery, with an I inro wretchedness perhaps guilt ? Had she
adf T.. countless victims of this j not done right to snatch them from ruin, even
li-rtnh a fll lash 8udden,y shot up ; by abandoning their father? She knelt once
vVu' Tf f 11,(3 hu'' while al lhe 8anrie li,no I mort' and lra'ed fr glance, for discernment
ilu' molie Pured horn the chimney j of lhe right ; and her mind was calmed
ftnjIdV "lduW8, Al ,he sarne moment a Before noon ihe next day, the jail was again
3 Dgtlre rushej from uelli,d ,he screen visited by groups of idlers, gazing into the win-
mentioned, clasping an infant to her 1 dow of B's cell, which looked upon the street,
w .nd drag-ing along a child of about j It might be that the prisoner was maddened
' inn i,i .. . i it . . .
Those hooks saved me, for I read
n,rt.... , - "
i-Te-of-tl ral,id,y descended the by iheir taunts and derision ; he was leaping
, - -v muuuiaiu.
Not many . paces be.
nlmilt With frntc rrocl-iroa 1 1 r. I n it tiij lionrlj
h j r ww- .... ...... ....u i v S3, viauuiuji u uutiuo
h ih j ,""VJ"'ru -mug upon ner ana laugning immoderately, or thrusting his
dnr "rations lo return ; but his ; lace between the bars to grin defiance at his
I n to ,n,0,cat,0, rendered it impossible for i tormentors. Suddenly a woman-her face con.
:iwa r k 8peed ( fliaJi Wife; and cea,ed by a drooPinS bonnet and thick veil
I Und k-r u fuf 'arKe kul was in S!ided 'through the crowd, and, reaching up to
WeY i i l'randihed xvi,h frightful lhe window, offered a parcel to lhe prisoner.
iff4le 111 l,me lhafl 't would lake to : He grasped it eagerly, with a wistful look, but
1 4 run to 8eJ'eraUof ,he neighbors j lhe woman did not slay to be recognized. Il
irfn iK k i l. 89 she reacned ,he wa observed, as she hastened away, that her
!liWi,r7S 9he n,bed wi,ht,h I steps tottered, and she held down her head,
f ' Cu i.l .V u,m' ,Ilfn 8anK exhausted on- apparently overcome by emotion. Well
iTn.r' T cr,,wu round her with eager -the fearfully changed countenanceot I
of even worse cases than mine. I took an oalh, us. We were ignorant of this promise to
Jane, on the Bible you brought me the first j restore captives. They were made prison-
; night my mother's Bible that I would never ers in lawful warfare. They belong to
taste liquor again : and 1 kept these, to try it 1
could keep my resolution.'
4 Oh, Walter !' was all the sobbing wife could
say bufher tears were those of joy.
4 Youknow, Jane, I was always fond of books;
and if I had not been a slave to drink, I might
bare been fit society even foK the judges who !
tlOW ra.r, .... in . . . I .
P omen u,r 1 .nM,e" ol ne men and 1 days !
tad hi rf.Ka,ded him wiih looks of fear I Th
; sed appal one who had known himIn better
horror ii V 7 " ,OOK8 OI ,ear I 1 ne ParceI contained a portion food more
"ur lie hail rl.r,nn..l i L - I. :i ... i....'. . .. . .i
-- i7ru mo Knue, oui paiuauie tnan is usually allowed to prisoners.
j "01 Cliailir Ik- L l " 'uii i- usuauj anun cu iu jjiiouhvic,
I h. k,!.: . 1 b" threatening tone; and ; and a small nocket Rihle the book ft. had
i . "nprecaiioiu re ordered his wife ' once nrired ih niCt f u; Ann ,nnth Hi
Th. J ' C0,n home ,h" instant!" name wis written orrthe first na-e in her hand.
HW "v.: cuome n.s instant!" name w-as written orrthe first ns
,: i ,roman. uUered no reply indeed ! Manviimes in tho alJ.r. t dik- did
? "ui a iiin. . . .e . .. -...-j- ---
rf.,it.,- !. ,au,c P.eectl J but the mil. the same compassionate visitor tand ial the
grated window, and offer food or books to the
prisoner, who was evidently affected py the
kind attention. He ceased, his idiotic dancing
and laughing ; he answered nothing more to
k.m man, answered fnr lt.
S ,h:I,hL0,ne of a villian wbo
t. to ..;? kl H hr. Theie words nrovoked
funded fury; ho xu.hed up0 the tnan
here !' and, lifting up the coverlit of his bed,
he produced several bottles of brandy and whis-
Gentlcmcn : I have duly received your
official letter, transmitting an address, nu-
you that we cannot lie. We promised . merously signed by my fellow citizens of
protection to the Mexicans, and we gave ew i otk, inviting me to visit that city,
it to them. We promise friendship and ! ad address a public meeting on some of
1. ri . ii.
y. in y erejuu. I nmtPtinn tn vnn nnH ivp tvill rrivo it tn the nublic andexcitinr tonics nf thp rlav
1 asked you to give me liquor, he continued, lr ,' . b Lj .. i i. i
ilhprs less mercitul Juu" 11 - aw uut uuuc au 10 hicaiuu, j , . . . - ..v.. .... ..-oiuii
' nnrt vnn wnnlH nnt but nthprs Ipcq nieritnl
brou-ht these to me! Do not shudder, and t 'ou cou,d not have believed us with re
grow so pale, Jane. I swear to you, I have
rot tasted one drop, though I have had them a
! preservation of the Union. 1 knew that
i the abolitionists (some of whom openly
avow a desire to produce that calamitous
; event) and their partizans deny and deride
the existence of any such danger ; but
men who will not perceive and own it,
; must be blind to the signs of the times, to
the sectional strife which has unhappily
arisen, to the embittered feelings which
; have been excited, as well as the solemn
resolutions of deliberative assemblies.
unanimously adopted. Their disregard
of your own kind wishes, that I would ac- 1 of lhe danger. I am annrehensive. nrr.
gard to yourselves. We cannot lie ! j cept the invitation. I should be most hap- ceP(is more frorn lheir dcsirc lo conlinuo
Ponce Yes. but you took our captives Py. 1 felt myself in a condition to do so ; agitation, which augments ir, than from
from us without beforehand cautioning ' but, for the reason assigned in my answer ! lUf.jr Jove of the Unim iu.ir
to the address, which is here with forward- j You refer, gentlemen, to 44 resolutions
ed, I am very sorry that it is not in my ; and addressess adopted at conventions
power to accept it. 1 hope that answer ; lately assembled around us, in which we
may be deemed satisfactory by you, and !iavc secn wilh et as We as a,armf
by those whom you represent. that lhe nuestions of adberenrp m ih
I have the honor to be, gentlemen, with compromise is avoided or evAdpd ' and vrm
us. lney are our property. Uur people
have also been made captives by the Mex
icans. If vve had known of this thinir. we
should not have- come here. We should high respect,
lour obedient servant, II. CLAY.
Messrs. George Griswold, Stephen Whit
ney, A. C. Kingsland, Chas. M. Lrupp,
and Jas. De. P. Odgen, Aic. &c.
Ashland, 3d Oct. 1S51.
justly deprecate the tendency of these res
olution. I have not been an inattentive
or indifferent observer of them, and with
you I deeply regret their adoption. I wish
that these respectable bodies could have
been less ambiguous and more explicit in
declaring their determination lo acquiesce
Gentlemen: I have the honor to ac- i in, and abide by, a great measure of peace
not have placed that confidence in you.
Commissioner Our brother speaks an-
A. ui v. an vv iLiiuiJ i ii urr i eiirri inn. i 1 1 j i .1
are lo try me to morrow. (Jh, it 1 could only to ' , , . , , J
live my life over! Bui it is too late now ; yet ! and wome,n ,ose their Temper, but men
it is something, is it not,' and his pale face reflect and argue; and he who has rea
kindled 4 to think that lean, lhat I have over- son and justice on his side wins. I have
come the fiend at last 7 that shall not die a no doubt but that you have suffered much
drundard! Remember that, and let everybody ; by the Mexicans. This is a question in knowledge the receipt yesterday, of the ; and compromise, which, forminz an epoch
know it. I have it written here in your letter, j which it is impossible for us to tell who address which you transmitted to me, from in the progress of our country, was in
God will remember it, will he not, when my ' is right or who is wrong. You and the a number of gentlemen in the city of New tended to reconcile and restore concord
soul stands before him in judgment 7' ; Mexicans accuse each other of being the , York. Emanating from a source so high- j and fraternal feelings among our divided
4 Oh, my husband, you shall hot die 7' cried ! asreressors. Our dutv is to fulfil our pro- lv repectable and imposins, from friends countrvmen. There was no npresxitv tn
the wife, as with streaming tears she clasped m:se to D0th. This opportunity enables and fellow-citizens so numerous and inlel- ! reserve a risht to discuss, to mrMlifv and
mm I . ' 1 fl T m 1 - J
us to show to Mexico tnai we mean wnai ( ligent, ana whom 1 am under such great
we say ; and, when the time comes, we ! obligations, I have perused it with pro
will be ready and prompt to prove the , found attention and deference. After ad-
him again to her arms.
4 The will of God be done and that I can
say now sincerely : I am willing to go. The
Bible says, no drunkard-shall enter his king,
dom ; but I am not a drunkard. I am adegra.
ded wretch an outcast of men about to die
a felon's death ; but I feel a triumph, Jane a
joy unspeakable that I have conquered my
good faith of our promises to you.
Ponce I am neither a boy or a squaw.
repeal the obnoxious law. Such a right
existed wi'.hout any express reservation.
not only as to that law, but as to all laws.
and as to the constitution itself, which has
verting to the present state of public af
fairs, to the spirit adverse to the measures incorporated in it the right of amendment.
lama man ami a brave. 1 speak with ( of compromise adopted during the last and consequently that of discussion. But
reflection. I know what I say. 1 speak 1 Congress, which prevails in certain quar- j there are occasions when a spirit of mod-