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LAUHIMMl! A WARD.
Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill.
nv ckorcr i:.s( RorT.
The j'eriod embraced in this volume
reaches from the arrival of fiencral fiage
in Boston. May 17, 1774, to the battle of
Bunker Hill. June 17, 1775. Of the events
which precipitated the crisis lurin:t this
vcar of FU-rense nnd strupgle, the liM i
was the cl'isinp of Boston harbor, accord
ing to theprovisions of tlie port bill, which j mor : but di-tress and horror gathered
had been enacted by l'uiliameiit in March, , over tlie inhabitants of the peaceful town,
and reached the devoted town May Id. j There on the green lay in death the gray
Duritig thetitm which intervened U-twcen haired and the young; the grassy Held
its reception and execution scarcely the was red 'with the innocent blood of their
space of three weeks the whole eonti- brethren slain,' crying unto God for ven
nent was moved in sympathy and indipua-' geanee from the ground,
tion, and as "one" great commonwealth-' j "The 'riti-h troops drew up on the
made 'he cause of Loston its own. The i village green, and, after a halt of less than
immediate consequences of this measure ' half an hour, marched on for Concord.
may bo easily imagined. j Cpon their approach children and women
, "On the first day of June, Hutchinson died for shelter to thehillsand woods, and
embarked for England ; and as the clocks 1 men were busy in hiding the military
in the Boston belfries finished strikiup l'J,
the blockade of the harbor began. The
inhabitants of the town were chiefly trad-
ers, ship-wrighta and sailors ; and since no (
ncuor could be weighed, no sad unfurled,
no vestd so much as launched from the'
stocks, their cheerful industry wns at an
end. No more are thev to lay the keel of
the licet merchantman, or strengthen fhejingly to an eminence about a mile to the
praceful hull by knees of oak, or rip. the north, w here they waited for aid. The
well-proportioned masts, or bend the sails! British entered the village about seven in
to the yards. The king of that country j the morning, and at once proceeded to
has changed tho busy workshops into search for stores in different places. Mean
scenes of compulsory idleness, nnd the I time tho minute men of Acton, under the
most skilful naval artisans in the world, ; command of Isaac Davis, with small hand
with the keenest eve for forms rif beauty of husbandmen from tlie neighboring
and speed, are forced by act of Parliament
to fold their hands. Want scowled on the
laborer, as he sat with his wife and chil
dren at the board. The sailor roamed the
streets listlessly without ho e of employ,
ment. The law " as executed with a ripor
that went beyond the intention of its uu
thcis. Not a scow could 1 e manned by
oats to bring an ox. or a fhi ep, or a bun
dle i f hay fiom the islands. All water
CM';ii:;p 1. cm w! rrf to !: r". thenph but
of h.ii;! c : or In ieks, rr line, was strie'lv
forbidden, i be bouts between J'..strn ; nd
Cia.lie:ton could pot f.-ny a li'irei of
gnmls r.' 1-0 s ' h;.r!cs Piver- t! c fi l.evmrn
of M.v.-h'.i head, when '.rem their 1 av.l
suits they bestowed quintals ' f !:ioi f h
Uiicn the poor cf Bo-'on, were ol '.,'( d i
t'-an-pnrt their offering in wagons by a
circuit of thirty miles-. Tlie wnio-houses
of the thirty merchant-- v.eie nt erne
made vnhicle-s; the rf :lv wharves, whicil
extended far into t'.e el r.nnol. j.nd were
so lately covered with M.e ) roduce of the.
tpic and with DigH-h fabric--, were be
cetr.'.np solitary places; the haibnr, which
Lnd ie-ouiv.ie.l iiicessmitly with the ciieer
ing voices f pro- erons eimnierce, wi s
n'l'.v distm bed by mj soimds but firm
llriiish ve-se's of war.
"At 1 hih liclph in. the bcil. of the
cliiril.es vveie muf.led a:id tolle 1 ; t!.c
fciiip in j 01! hoi.ited their c. ii i at 1ml f
lniist : ai.d nincteii: h ; of t ;:o !. :--...'.-'
cqt thn-e of the Friends, we:e -h'-t d i!'
i'lp the niemoriable Fj-.-t of June. In,
Virgii.ii, the population thronged the:
churches; Washington attended the ser-
vice, and strictly kept the fast. No firmer '
or wore touching words were addressed to
the MiH'crcr. than from Norfolk, which
was the largest placeof trade in that 'well- j militia, in double file, trailing arms. They
watered and extensive dominion,' and went down the hillock, entered tin- bye
whicli, from its deep channel and nearne-s road, came to its angle with the main road
to the ocean, lay most exposed to ships of land there turned into the causeway that
war. 'Our hearts are warmed with afl'ec-; led straight lo the bridge. The British
tion for you.' such wns the message; 'we began to tear up the planks; the Ameri-
address the Almighty Ruler to support
you m your affliction, lie assured weeon
sider you as miIIV rinpin thecommon cause.
and lock 11 1. 011 ourselves 11s bound bv the
niost sacred ties to supper t you.' 'ed. A volley followel, and Isaac Davis serted intrcnchmeiits.
"Jefferson fi'om the foot of the Blue ' and Abuer Hosmer, the latter a son of "The Americans within the redoubt, at
Ridge of the Alleghanies, condemned the the deacon of Acton church, fell dead. tacked at oinj" on three kldes by six bat
act, which in a moment reduced an an-, Three hours before. LXivis had bid his wie talions, at that time numbered seven htin
cient nnd wealthy town from opulence to and children farewell. That afternoon he died men. Of these some had no more
want, nnd without a hearing and discrimi- wns carried homeand laid in her bedroom than one, none more than three or four
nation, sacrificed prot.ertv of the value of
niil'ions to revenge not repny the loss ' pleasant in death. The bodies of the two self- session increased with danger. He him olf, be insisted on them saving them
of a few thousands. If tho piilse of the either of his company who were slain that directed his men to wait till the enemy selves, and remain to dio for the good
people beat calmly under such nn t xpci i- dav, were also brought to her house, and were within twenty yards, w hen they pour- cause, which he sol ved in counsel and in
ment by the now and iill now unheard of
executive power of a British Parliament,
aid the young itatcFman, 'another and
another will be tried, till the measure of
desuotistn be filled up.'"
Passing over the anxious counselsof the I
next ten months, we come to the battle of!
Lextngton, AjtiI 19, In5, which is de-
scribed in a singularly compact narrative.
of which we give a few paragraphs of the
"In the disparity of ntirabers, the Com
mon was a field of murder, not of bat:l;
Parker, therefore, ordereel his men to dis
perse. Then, and not till then, did a few
of them, on their own impulse, return the
British fire. These random shots of fugi
tive or dyiag men did no harm, except
that Pitcairn's horse was, perhaps, grazed,
and a private of the. 10th Light Jnfuiitry
was touched slightly in 1 1 i . Icy.
.loniu J arker, tho strongest and het
w restler in Lexington, had promised never
A nm Iri.m m.iii t. ........ , . . ..
i iiu-ii ininpH, and Kept Ms
i nuimu tuougnt luin on Ins knees.
..i.uiS msiiiargeu ins gUr)i ll0 ,vas pre -
tllll'lll'. 1. t I t
II.,..:.,.. i . . .
l o " "". ii iign ui, wnen tin sound a
as ever throbbed
stilled hy a bayonet, and lie lay on the post
which ho took at tho morning' drum
beat, fell Isaac Muzzpv, and so died
me jigea Kobert Monroe, the same who,
in 1758, lind lieen the ensign at Louishurp.
Jonathan Harrington, Jr.,' wns struck in
front of Lis own house on the north of
the Common. His wife was nt the window
as he Jell. With the Mood pushing from
his breast, he ro.-e in her sight, tottered.
Jell again, then crawled on Ins hands nnd
knees towards his dwelling: she run to
meet him. hut only reached him as he ex
piled on the threshold. Caleb Harrim.'-
ton who had pone into the meeting limine
for powder was shot as became out S mi
ne Iladley and John Brown were pinsu
ed and killed, after ;l:cy lial left the
I preen. Ashahel I'orter of Wolmrn, w ho
IJnid heen taken prisoner hy tlie lfi itish on
the march, cmleavonnp to oseape, was
shot w ithin a few rods of the Common,
"Day came in ull the heanty of an early
spring. The tree were budding; the
grass growing rankly a full month before
ti e time; the blue bird and the robin
luddeninp the penial reason, and callitiL'
beams of the sun, w hich on tlis-.t
'stores. The rural militia of Concord for-
mcd on the usual parade pround near the
village meeting house. About two bun -
divd npj'enred in nrtns on that day. The
minute company from Lincoln and a lew
men from Acton, pres-ed in at an early
hour, but amounting in all to not a quar -
ter of the British. They retired accord -
hamlets, had increased the number
r of A -
mcrlcans on the risinp pround above Con-
d bridge to m
than four hundred,
The w hole was a gathering not so much
of officer Mid soldiers as of brothers and
equals of whom every one was a man wi ll
l ie.', n in his village, ohsVrved in the mee
tmp h u-e on Sundays, familiar at town
ted a a
saw before them
trooj s in possps-
I lid ill toe oi-t.
,c ii-ying li.eir
' ' ?". 1 e. seen
ir 1 .a
i 1 :-' . :i 1.
1 e etdi r !'
M'lli.l ii ill
e.n ' I ;
D.n i-. 01
v. n se'10.1
be. a. ie;
il to ex; li'.:- l oiv !:;s f 1
word of command. I
e re , p.
D.vis. l .
d. aw :ng
. . to . i 1
hat i a'r.od to ;
I he li.en of A-. ..
i o ere 1 -M lie:
V, n '.
, 1-1; the ng'.t. e 1 .
, 1 id o. he l.iiiiM-lf i.t
t their ' iin
Bllti'iek o" C -lie
lis side Maior .b,i,n
with. John j;oi, in in en ue-i'oid, i..,-,
mint Colonel ill Prescott's repinir nt.
on this dav a volunteer without co:um
"Thu the--o three men walked to;
er in trout, followed bv minute men
and cans to prevent it, quickened their steps
the British fired one or two shots up the
river; then another, by which Luther
, Planeha-d and Jonas Brown were wound-
His countenance was little altered, and
the three were followed to the grave yard
! by a concourse of tho neighliors for miles
a;ound. God gave her length of days in
, the land which his generous self-devotion
assisted to redeem. She lived to see her
country touch tlie Gulf of Mexico and the
Pacific, and when it was grow n great in
wealth and power, tl.
ie Unitexl States in
Congress paid honors to the husband's
martyrdom, and conitorteet tier under the rcenuin. a emgie ai unery rarmuge iur
double burden of sorrow and more than ' nished powder for the last muskets which
ninety years. I the Americans fired. For some time long-
"As tho British fireel, Emerson, who was er they kept the enemy at bay, conrront
looking on from his chamber window near' ing them with the but ends of their guns,
the bridge, was for one moment uneasy,1 and striking theni with tho barrels alter
let the fire should not bo returned. It , the stocks were broken. The breast
waaonly for one moment; Butrick leap- works being abandoned, the amunition all
ing into the air, at the same time partially expended, the redoubt hall filled with reg
turning round, cried aloud as if with hi ulars and on the point of being burround-
CLEARFIELD, PA. WEDNESDAY JULY' 7, 135:3.
' country' voii e, 'Fire, follow M.Miirs, for
; God's sake ;' mid tl,e ci v 'fire, lire, fnc.'
1 v;m frr m lip to lip. Two of the Briti-h
, fell ; severi.l were wounded. In two min-
. , .
men nil win hushed. ho i'.nti-li retreat-
! in disorder toward their main bodv
, . "
1 the countrymen wore left in po-ses.-ioh o!
1.1 1 n .. .'.
I tijp nriugo. I mi is the world renou'tiec
gineourt or lUenlieim."
I The retreat of the liritish from Con cor 1
was attended with lavish ell'u.-.ion of blood.
During '.Uo day the loss of tho British
was two hundred and K-enty thr e in kil-1 The British, who had turned tho north
led, wounded and missing; while on the ; extern end of the breastwork, and had
Aneriean side firty nine wore kill-(lM .,,0 (.,,10 ronml t he anirle of the redoubt,
thi ty four wounded, and live mining . j wei v t much exhausted to u-e the havo
Th' next night the men of Mas-achu-ctls ! uL..,ii,vt thcin wi'h vii'or. utel ni first
strenmed in from eveiv ouartcr to tl
number of thousands, though ".ithoiit nv-tilli.-y
or warlike Ptores. I ui with brave
hearts, determined to rescue the liberties
of their country. Tho spread of tho alarm
is described in one of those opi-odes of
poetic eloquence with which the historian
occasionally ilkoraiiies the course of his
"Darkness closed upon the dimiliy and
the town, but it was no night for sleep.
Heralds on swift relays of Imrsps transmit -
ted the war-message from hand to hand,
till village repeateii lttowhage; the sea
to the backwoods : the plains to the high
lands : and it was never suffered to droop,
till it, had been borne north t.nd sou Mi,
and east and west, throuphout the land.
It spread over tho bays that receive ihe
Saco and the Penobscot. Its loud revel
broke tho rest of the trapper of New
Hampshire, and ringing like bugle notes
from peak to peak, oveiieapt the Green c,ny field piece that was saved. I'oiuo
Mountains, swept onward to Montreal, rov walkerl backward, facing the encmv
and descended the ocean river, till the res-, an'd brandishing his musket till he was
rouses were echoed from the cliffs of Que- t-trucl; and marked by a ball. The re
bee. The hills along the Hudson told to doubt, the brow of Bunker Hill, and the
one another the tale. As the summotn passage across tho Charlstou causeway,
hurried to the south, it wa one day nt were the principal places of slaughter.
New York ; in one more at PliiladclpLin ; ; "Putnam, at the third onset, was absent,
the next it lighted a watch-firo at ilalti- j employed in collecting men fur a reinforce
more : thonce it waked an answer at An- nient, and wai encountered bv the tetreat-
napolis. Crossing the Potomac near Mt.
y ernon, it was set lorwaru wiinoui a unit
toVilliamsburg. It traversed the Dismal
1 Swamp to Nansemond along the route of
the first emigrants to North Carolina. It
moved onward and still onward, and thro'
boundless groves of evergreen to Newbeiii
! and to Wilmington, 'for God's sake fur-
, ward it by night and by day, wrote Corne-
lius Harnett by the express which sped
tor rrunswicK. lamoisoi 0011111 union, mght.
na caught up its tones at the border, and "Repairing to headquarters, Present of
despntehed it to Charleston, und through fen-d wit'- three fresh repinients to recov
pines and palrr.e'los.J and ni' s?-?lad live- Pr his post. Hut for himself ho sought
oaks, still further to the south, fill it re- neither advancement, nor reward, nor
sounded among tho New F-npland settle-
ments bevond the tsavnnah. Hillsborough
l nnd the Mecklenbera district of N-Caro-
1 roso in triumtdi. now that their wear-
j iome tineertaintv bad its
I o II I, .-.-' , ....... . .
nd. The Blue
Jiidpe took no the voice and made if heard
from one end to the other of the valley of
Vii L'inia. 'I he Alleghenies. a they listen
ed, opened their barriers that the lo id
call' migin ra-s through to the liar' ly rifle
mr'ii on the Ilol-lon, the Waiauga, and
the French Broad. Ever renewing its
streiipth, powerful enough even to ciea'e
a Co ..
i 'on .vciiiii, ;
0) tne li.'-l sf
lie i.tll tel V',
i li-' 1 i;s ins
S of K1O1.IIC!.
1,0 m. ice 1 1
the 111 ret le.s v;;l!. v
tn-'-i r.e l th'1 ''.o'i
tl.e:r eficaaip'.'i' i t T."
I tie filief I elll :: .1 :
in i:.e v.'l.r.io !- ; !
II. 11. 'rom the vivid
111 c t foment om.'s" ' .'1
" rise royal to my ex
i.o: be 1 : an etumv '
wi o t
fessed 'o de 'se. -,n 1 nv tti.
nv hitn bed- ol tiioir men w
or bleodilli OH lbe g Ulill'l,
renew the em: r.wiai'iit. V.
0 . ,
: 1. Hi
ir.e the at!.;.-!
foices upon tne 11 d mot.
broil J. I 10 be. i,- in si;oh a
1 ake ihe hi-id.' ' t In' lee
o .e en I of it to t be other,
meiivm; w-ie obliged to
! .: t. I hen the l.iltl-1. '., ..;
i. - lu uiubi-icd theinsfi.e i
1 iiipsaeR, adi ailced ill c.i. 11:11 1 .fi'ii , 1- '
b..vone;s. Ciinton. w ho Irom Cop; 1 1 .:!
had watched the battle, at this .- i:i. :!
moment, and yvitliut orders pn 1. I 1 i "
in a boat, and put him-olf at tho head of
two battalions, the 111. nines and the 17t.i.
which oem to hesitate on the beach as if
uncertain what to do. Tuese formed the
extreme left of the British, mid adv. n ed
from the south ; the 5th ami 4-'!d bat tab
ions, formed the centre, and atta -ked
from the east ; on their right was the aid
with preiiadiers, who forced the ltotv de-
round of amunition left. But Prescott's
ed upon them a deadly volley. I he lint-
ish wavered for an instant, and then
sprang forward without returning tho tire,
The American fire slackered, and began
to dio away. The British reached the
rampart on the southern side. Those who
1 first scaled the parapet were shot down as
they mounted. A7ajor Titcairn fell mor-1 doubt, but as he was descending Bunker
i i ....... ... ,t
tally wonnded, just as he was entering the
ed. and no other re-etif trcements luiving
nrrived, at u little before four, Tii'scott
give the word to retreat. He himself w m
liiel.it to leave the ', i t ; escaping unhurt,
though with rout and waistcoat rent and
piereed by bayonets, whi-h he parried
with liis sword. The men, retiring Unoiiph
the onllypost rv Icatiin;' over tho wulK
undetlie'r way throiigli their enemies,
cu h for himsolC'without much order' ami
the dust which rose from the dry earth
now rlouded thu sun. nnd tlie smoL-e rtf
tl(, rmimrenieiit t'ave them aome eovrtrinn
the part ics wore t
j to admit of In in;': ital'o appeared th-;t a
: supply of bail fur the artillery, sent from
: Boston during the battle, was too large for
I tlie lii ld-picces which accompanied the de
tachment. I '"The little handful of brave men would
: have been cHi otuallv cut oil, but for the
iiiit'ailinp courape of the provincials at the
rail loiicc and tho bank of the Mv.-iio.
; -phev had repulsed the cnoniv Iwic
j ... j1(,i,i ,1(,nl ;n (.i,eck. till tin
hodv had left the hill. Not till then did
the Connecticut companies under Knowl
t m, and the New Hamshire soldiers un
der tark quit the station, which they had
nobly defended. Ihe retreat was mud.)
with more regularity than could have
been expected of troops who had been for
so short a time un'lcr dioipline, and many
of whom had never before seen an engage -
,;1Pnf. Trevett and his men drew oil' the
jnir party on the northern declivity of
,f Hunker J i ill. Actmp on Ins own re
'.( I) 1 TTOl
' sponsibility, he now for tlie first time a-
huir.od the" supreme direction. W
onions from any person, he rallied s
person, lie rained such ol
fugitives as would obey him, joined them
t,i a detachment which had not arrived in
season to share in the combat, and with a
rpKnec-able force took possession of Tros-
,rect Hill, w here be encamped that verv
prui.se, and having performed the best ser-
v;c,-. never thought that he had done more
than his dutv. It is the cotemporarv rec
inn his duty. It is the cotempornry rec-
nrd that durin? the battle 'noone nnnear
f.u (0 )1UV uny command but Colonel Pres-
cott,. and that his bravery could never he
rnoiiph acknowledged or iipilauih'd.'
Th" camp long repeated the story of his
self-collected Viil "i-, and a hist, tian of the
war. who best knew the army. Iris uvent
!v awarded the 'hi gho t ri.:e I'l'glo.y to
Pre-cott and bis i.unipanioiis.'
"The ',- it isii w 1 re iin.ible 1 1 contiure
rir--!iir hevoiel tlie i -1 ! 1 ni : I -. Tlo-v
! vd a'
i 1 or
I 1 1 -1 1 ;
.1 ol tie
' ' 1' .lin: 1 I 1 : 1
i ml 'ii.it.'.'ii si'i'.i
one lieu "ii n;--Mi :
t :he-e hei e 11c:
iwi, iiiajors, and seven cnpiaim. lorn
half an hour, tl.eie hud been ac;iiii:vi
.-!; T-i of fiefi-i-.i the Provinci.il. ; and the
: tion was hot for 1 mbte that perlo 1.
V.l". soon the
: j 1
Ii w. 11
l.eif l 1 1 llt'ne.ii,
man. officers as j
1 11 ii.
v. ; :e:i g ue l no;hiivr but the pi. n
' Sir V.'iiii;.''! lb who was tin
1. ve I en vo . ".'.-.!. w.:s mitouehed,
'' .1 !l h s wlf'V '"': slockill 'S Ve':' staill-
o ft hih hi- '.valsin.' through the tail
tics, re 1 with the bio id of ni- soldiers.
'; !.. ie did not fall was a marvel. The
1 ai-es be.-to ed on his apathetic valor,
o-, il.e g.il.'Uitiy of I'igoi, and the the con
d'Kt ol ciinton. lcfleetpil honor on the un
trained farmers, who, though inferior in
numbers, h id required the display of the
mo-i st reii nous exert ions ol their as-ai hints
thev could be dislodged from tho
tlclcllCPS w ine
h thev had but few hours to.
rim u-l.nlo Wn of the Ameide.nnan.
l.ioitnted to Hi killed and mis-ina. and
;;04 woumled. The bravo Moses Patker,
of Chelmsford, was wounded ami taken
prisoner: he dieu in jsoston jan. .vinior
l . . ' .
l,n .;...! in lUitnn nl f-.;,'
Wlllard .Monro repeived one severe wound
at the second attact, nnd soi.n after nnoth -
which he felt to bo mortal ; so, bidding
farewell to tho
who would have borne
armor, i'.uckmastcr was dangerously
wounded, but recovered. Ihe injury to
Nixon was so grert that he suffered for
many months, and narrowly caped with
lis life. Thomas Gardner, n Member of
. Congress from Cambridge, was hastening
w ith some part of his regiment to tho re-
11 ill, he was mortally wounded ny a ran
dom shot. His townsmen mourned for
the rural statesmen, to whom they had
unanimously shown their confidence ; and
Washington gave hitn the funeral honors
due a gallant ofiiccr. Aneliew MoClary,
on that day unsurpassed in bravery, re
turning to recif noitre, perished by a
chance cannon ball on the isthmus.
"Just nt the moment of the retreat, fell
Joseph Warren, tho last in tho trenches.
In him were combined rclcrit, coiaa.'e,
endurance, and manners which won uni
versal love- lie. opposed the Jiritish (iov
eminent, not from interested mot ivei, nor
frbin ro entment. A guileless an 1 inttep
id ddvocnte of tlie riihls of mankind, he
fought not to appear a patriot : he was 'characteristic anecdote that occurred !:ir'.
one in truth. As the moment for the up- ina the battle of I.undv's I.ane, in the hist
j.eal to arms apjiroaelied, he watched with : war: In the very midst of the battle hp
,oy the revival of tha generous spirit of attention whs arrested by observing vl a
New England'rt ancestors ; and where per- little distance, where a whole compm- of
il wns greatest, he was present, animating jrifli men had just been cut down bv "the
not by words alone, bat ever by his exam-.terrible fire of the enemy, three dnvvne
pie. His integrity the soundness of judg- boys quarreling fora single drum r.;1 i f,t
n-.ent, his ability to write readily and well, was left to them. Soon the two 'ft,
his fervid eloquence, his exact acquaint- ones wont to " iisfcufbs," while th" tl, ? n
ancewith American rights and the in- quietly folded his arms and awniv-' O r
f'ringiwnts of them, gave authority to liis issue of the contest. At that mo,,,"-; "
advice in private, nnd in the Provincial j cannon ball struck tho boys, nnd'l 'i-d
Congress. Uud he lived, the futureseem-j them. With one bound tho 'lit'le feilow
ed burdened with honors; he cheerfully . caught the drum from bet wen them nml
saorilioed all for his country, and for free- with a shout of triumph, and a loud ' i t
dom. Sorrow eon Id now no more come too,' dashed forward to the thickest 0f the
nigh him, and he went to dwell in men's fight. Said tlie general, "I so admired the
memories with Hampden. little soldier, that I rode after him and in-
jn enemies i . i oii i.e. i ins nuiiu ay
their omltatioiis at his fall. By his conn-
nil... a. ; , : .... i i . : . . l. ..
nj men lie mis iuosi, Miicoieiv aim um -
vcrsally lamented ; his limthcr would not
be consoled. His death, proceeded that
of his wife, left his children altogether or-
phnn , till the Continent, at the mod m
of Samuel Adams, adopted them in part
at least its ins own. 1 ho (.onpress of his
j native State, that knew him well, and had
chosen him to guide their debates, audi
I recently to high command in the army, !
j proclaimed to the world their 'veneration
' for Joseph Warren, whose memory is en- ,
dcared to his countrymen, to ihe worthy
in every part and age of the world, o long
a; virtues nnd valor shall be esteemed
The Last or the Randolphs. On ti e
4th inst., died nt the Court House of Char
lotte county, Vn., St. George Randolph.
By this decease a great lineage becomes
extinct, and a large patrimony is divided.
ne was the eldest son ot J.ichara iian
.1,1.1. ,rt; 1 1 .1 1-
uoijiii ui uuiinc, aim nqilicn 01 U1U COlt-
).,-fn,l T.,l,n l'..n,lr,lv.l. ,,f t!nnni, .,l
reparded him with an affection as sincere
as it wns in his wayward nature to feel to- pencral it may be set down Cs an incorde--wards
any human being. St. George had tible fact, thut whsn a man makes a Ion.
peculiar claims upon uie tenuernes 01 ir.s
kindred, fur he was destitute of the facili
ties of hearing and of speech, and could
only manifest the quickness of his intel
lect in that untaught but expressive pan
tonine which is instinctively acquired by
the deuf mute. Losing his father at an
early age, he was affectionately cared for
by his nearest relatives and was pent to
Fiance for an education, that could not at
that lime be given him in the United
States. On his return to America a sad
- 1 dispensation fell on him reason left its
- 1 throne. The circumstance gave Randolph
of Roanoke the most poignant grief, and
he retort sadly to it in h:s letters, i hat
w as forty three years ago, and since then
St. George had remained hopelessly insane.
Yet (says the Petersburg F.jrc-s) there
-was a certain nobility in the appearance of
the old man, as we have seen him wander
ing about the fields with .his leonine bcjird
falling in white masse over his bosom, and
his hie, 1 est less eye, in;pr,r!mg animi'i m
to a oouii'i-tiimee of sin; uhtr nnd striking
veil in its pboiii. Kind
'i his pillow. and hi- mi v.a-i
s d;ed 1 he L.si o'-li,p K in.
Ol Mi .
1 1 i'W 1
. -vo t!-
t ! 1 ey
1 l he -i:;
1 it -ee:
.ip pro., cii
II. a. HI it V. .':
'.'- der.fj'.i I
v.-.it. r i ;i:,.i
- I'.-i m. i'.ud '
sink ,0 t i.e
cine 1 is .! ..' .11,1
eauio a i ln v-...:
-pec. lie pr,i il v
ov W.ll .IS
ii.eie e 1
01 01 .:.'
I V O'l. i.'.l
bowl. A lev hoar only ei..
sli .', Ida. k n:.:o or h.i'.r w.i!
i'.'- rv . id'' "I each, tiii il as-ii-of
a ciitcrpilhii'. 1 !- -) e.tiir
inp thus cjiiiiter.T'teil, it w.ll
to 1 lie ii fai e, and U w alio,
ol the boivf by the sii.ii'.cst I
In 11 shoit time a Ilv w,ll bo
ii 1 ilv 1
escape, leaving its tiny house upon the rur
faco ol the wa er.
Any one who has had a cisiem in tlie
yard has doubtless ob-ervod the .".ime ef
fect, every summer, although he may be
ignorant of the heautifjl nnd simple pro-ce-
s ol dovi'bpemont. If a pitcher of cis-
1 101 n 0I' 0l."c'r tcr containing these nin-
hiaicut.es i placed in a close room over
night, Horn which all mr-qintoes have
"cell piCVIOUsly excluded. OllOUgll lllOS-
! ''U breed from it during the night
s-lvo ""' s"'i?':li;l"r.V amount 01 troul.lo.
! 111 " ""m? " , smuiow
" '.',' 1 ' - ....... ....
I'.OI .;....l... ,-. 1..., ..I ,
naied tiooi ana mid summer -
! "l u"'r"" m ' . ""
's: tails" to the mosquito state can be wit
I "cssed, ami mo. origin 01 1 11.0 disiuioors
i"1 night s sliimhers thus lully ascertained
C'Ts.A Je-v in Cincinnati was making
handsome gains by the sale of lot tery tick
ets, nnd investod bis said g.iin in real
tate. w hen feat ing prorecutiun and lines
on account in' his illegal business, I e eon
eyed it (o his wife. After awhile he
glow jealous of his wife, and, satisfied of
her infidelity, he resolved to take oi-n t
but was dissundt-d by his friends. At this
juncture, his wife, with ull his property in (
ner possession, nas commenced .1111 lor a
divorce, whereat he feels uncomfortable.
. , . . . . . period 10 di'oh n s ori-i'.ijinp lo:' , U.v-tiu..
6tTAn American in Lngland; tho pre- a niinu'o.
valeric ol duelling summed up : j Til cnl comprehended wiir r
'rhev even fi.'ht with daors in room onoo and fined the defendant fifty dollar.
pitch dark. - '
"Is It possible !" excl-yimod a thunder-' tCyFraikk.n scheJ lightnin? bv fi.
track Johnny Bull." tail, held it fet and ta-nad it : Mn-'e p
"Possible, hir, (roturnel the Yankeo;) clothes on it, tuid taught it Low to reai
why I've iKva 'cm. ' . cud writo aud da ranu.
NKWSEME.S VOL III.-NO :.
Tin: I'im virii Ur or I.im.v'
.Major in-iiciui Winiidd N-ntt. v. I i!
the In nticr dining the borijcr u'AY.i ui
at the time of the Canadian lebellie.;
complimentary dinner given hm t
cilieiis of Clevehind rehiind (1 a f..l',.
quired ins name, winch was an
direc.ed him to find me at the close of tl
. il- ... '
ioaitie; out J never saw him afterwards "
At this moment, Mr. , one of the
most respectable merchants in Cleve'nnd
land with a smile and a bov. informed tli
, company that he was tlie "Drummer bov
of I.undy's I.ane."
rrrenrs Mr. Jifferson gnid he had
been in deliberative bodies with Gennai
Washington and Dr. Franklin, nnd that
be had never heard cither of them ma!. 15 r
fpf cell more thnn fifteen minutes h
and then r.lwtys directly to tho point
He adds that there were no rneml ,,-is Wno
possessed more influence, or wdio were hi
tened to with more profound attention.
iir. ucicrsuii jjimseii we believe. v.;ir
never noted for much speaking, alth' i;..:;
every speech he made told among U.a
members. One secret of Patrick Henry's
idmost super-human eloquence was that b"
- r- 1 . 11 1 1 ,. , ..
never spoke unless he had something ti
- . sav, and alivnv-stopped when he had ire;
. ., , I! .. . . "."f-"
ten I llt'OUPIl . ..1 r. M ii.-l'll an
and Chief Jus
tice Marshall, were famous: f,.,r the idrenpfl
and comoresaion of their tii,,.ti.-,t 'l.
speech, he has not dije. 'ei 1,14 sulr
prepel'ly, either fr r.n indolor ce. from
of time, or fi run lock ofenpicity. Cor;
pres.sion requires study, and is the mo '
difficult of all the arts connected wit,1
either writing or speaking. Mr. Web- te: .
in his famous speech in the Indian K'iblc
cae, apologised to the Court for its leu-.) ,
on the plea of want of time to condcn. i:
An Honest Confession
A farmer and his son Hans havi;,; bc-ct.
to market in the next town, and dis'Cw.'.
of their load of potatoes, got ready ui
turn home. Tho farmer laid hi':, , 1
comfortably down and commenced
ing while Jhuis drove the horses.
Soon Hans-commenced thinking
the big pis ;uid pork his moth i .. '
lromij.f(i to keep for him until hi r t :r .
siiiin ki d his lips and druve the I, .. - ,:
ter. J The
oil ram lifted himself up. -. )...
jOI'K's t-0 i:-.-t.
lis r ori.li. ,'
"j'ans, do-. 1
thev bad (i efod V.
t in in
1' ad t
:. . 1 si
1 A i
timm. hi ag!'.':i '
i"id imaginin 1 tl'
d up the ho.,.e;
nd ti'.iie and e.-chiiTird : "II
many times do vo'i want 1
vc; net to ib
:e the;.i hr
.ie , SO
11 i w ,u;
he devil of a f.
t d Ii.;:. i.
.'i..,t. ' t'.
ti".: :j..t Let-
.or yoq 11.
cn oo; tnOiP to '.;.;?
"O.i i;cli disgrace1.''
"What ciryvnes ''
"Why i opened one cf ro-.tr b" :s
J-o.-ing it addressed to mycrlf. : );
more like Mrs. than Mr."
"Js that all? Why, what ha :".
let t er
be in a wife's opening her h:;s
'No harm in
itself. But tiiecu:::
such a ui-gi ace.
"What, has rt.y one dared to v,:ife
a letter unlit to be rend by mv wifp ?''
"'Oh, tin. It is couched in the m
chaste language. J'ut the conteio : !"
Here the wife btirrie.l her f.
handkerchief, and comiuence 1
aloud, when her hnsl aml c.ipeil
un t hp lptter nil ,1 erirmnoTicoil v.. ,
,' , , ",
..l.lwtlo flint l.orl l.n .-..r...,. ,
i ' ;",
- brenKing his wiles heart. ,
j,vm im. j , - ,rrs f."v
Hr'.rA suit, eauie tf tho other di,-.
which a prinicr namc-d Kdvv, we .1 ..
lies,- Tiie e iso ti ns an assault ai )1 .
Unit caiuP e tl' between two 1110:1, 1:
Brown .1 n 1 1 Hendcrton.
Mr. Kclvv, did you witne s th: ;
"Well, what have yon to siy ni;..;r. it.
"'I'hat it was the be t piece of j.ur.ctu
tion I've seen in some time."
"What do you mean by that?"
Why, that P.
1 (1or50r.''s'eves. fr .vhldi Hend .rs
:.n p i: