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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1847.
Truth and Freedom.
DT W. D. •ALLAGNIII. C
Hate a frieman whom the :both makes free,
And all are dam brides,—Comeza,
Per troth, then let as battle,
Whomever fate betide, . -
Lens the boast that we are freemen, _
We have made and pnbUshalwide.
Hs who bath the truth mad keeps it,
Keeps what not to him belong,
Hist performs' • stiffish action,
That his fellow mortal wrung&
He who seas the truth, end troubles,
At the dangers be moot brave, -
Is not fit to be a freeman ;
He, bett is but s slave !
Be mho beara the truth, antiphons
Its high prompting under ban,
May boast dill that's many,
Bat can never be a man.
Friend, thin simple lay who naidest,
Be not thou like either them—
Bat to truth give utmost freedom
And the tide it raises stem.
Bold in speech, and bold in action,
Be fat ever !, Time will ted,
Of the free-i Muled and the alavistr,' .
Which fulfils his mission best.
Be thou fate the noble Roman—
SCOM the threat that bids thee fear,
Speak! no matter what betiilo thee,
Let them strike, but make them hear !
Be thou like the first Apostles,
Be thou like heroic Pali];
If a free thought seek eipression,
Speak it boldly ! speak it art!
Face thine enemines—accusers:
Scorn the prison. rack, of rat!
Aud, if 'thou but Truth to utter,
Sriar ! and lease the rest to God
[From the Philadelphia. Casket.]
Or the Hero of Fort Sinai:miry ,
Toward the close of a sultry day, in the mid
dle of July, 179—, was seen gliding along the
limail i and placid bosom of the Ohio. a solitary
holt. in which were three Waterman. a gentle
man with his wife and child, a large Newfound
land dog. and some packages of merchandize,
ehich, with carious impleitients of husbandry.
constituted tl.e entire cargo. -
Their appearances indicated much fatigue,
front long exposure to the scorching rays of a
summer sun, whose declining beams lent a
-transient lustre to the lurid clouds which now
,arose above the eastern horizon, in threatening
magnificence, portending a night of unusual in
clemency: while l tke resplendent orb, as if
;conscious of the distress he had caused the
impniedt little company, seemed hastening to
corer the confusion of his reddening counte
quince beneath ;the shades of the western
Scarcely had the upper edge of-his expan
sive forehead sunk -beyond the verdure of the
mighty oaks, when a vivid flash from a distant
thunder cloud announced the approach of the
gathering tempest, and admonished them of the
propriety of seeking refuge nearer to the shore,
until nature should again have resumed her for
mer serenity. tecordingly doubling a projec
ting point of land, a short distance before they
approached an overhanging cluster of stunted
eedats, and taking a few turns of 2 rope around
the trunk of the stoutest, moored their flimsy
bark in apparent safety for the night.
No sooner had this been accomplished titan
the watermcn, taking etch from an earthern
jug, which lay snugly secured m the bow, a
hearty swig of Monongahela, followed by a
copious draught of Heaven's imperial, laid
themselves down to rest ; while the others, as
if fearful of some, impending calamity. awaited
in mute appreheisions, the issue of the menac
Long and loud grew the "roaringe of the mur
muring thunder, and quick and appalling the
.lashing of the forked lightning, whilst ever and
won, as the terrific blaze bfirst upon the gaze
of the affrighted passengers. threatening every
thing with instant annihilation, each shrunk
for protection in the rest ; and the next mo
ment all was again enveloped in dreary and
Impenetrable darkness. Near and_ more near
the tumult approached; ani fait poured the
rain in accumulating torrents; when the ;little
boy, who had hitherto observed an unbroken
tame, looked innocently into the face Of his
mother, who was now pressing him close to
her bosom, as if to afford.him greater safety
from the fury of the contending elements, ask
ed in a sot but anxious tone, t• Ma. I wonder
If that's Washington firing at the English !"
She, only replying by a kiss of his youthful
tow he tesumed : If I was there," pointing
t° a flaming cloud, "I'd help him to kill every
one of them."
"MY non," said his father, who was no leis
_ sur Prinettl than' amused at the military . spirit
'Tinned by his little handing, if ever the time
"Tire, when your country shall need your Ger
• :ion, I hope you may not be found wanting.
igher in determination to °pose the aggressions
of ber foes,
Of in prudence- to direct you as to.
"Ow surest means of maintaining,her rights."
This," said the mother. "remind, me of
!Fenn, which last night broke in upon my
rgurbed slumbers. :Rethought was rang
i a wild and detert tract of country, some
. hat resembling that which low Hee beforevs,
ta . qneut of some human habitation where I
t obta i n sustenance and lodging for myself
V a d. child. whom carried in my arms. The
t olmoon shone brightly through the foliage of
the towering trees ; the wind which had hither
re agitated the forest, was now sunk into silent
Pole % not a leaf was -in motion, and nought
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was heard 'on either sidi but the low murmur
of a distant cascade, and the rapid flutter of the
gloomy night-bird, as it shot through' the
bradches and immediately disappeared in the
surrounding arbors. Suddenly the woods
opened into an extensive- prairie, an eagle dart
ed from a lofty pine top—l saw hull pursue
his flight high in the air. to the bright lumina
ry of night and scratch on its face with' the end
of his beak, in large char acters the name of my
child, when, uttering a shriek, which war ten
thousand times resounded by the distant echoes,
a crowd of nymphs. clothed in flowing robes,
exceeding in whiteness the purest snow, issu
ing from a fleecy cloud, and standing on its
summit, bowed three times to the name ; then
offering a cloud of incense, which seemed to
ascend to the highest heaven, they proclaimed
with a shout; which shook the earth to itseen-
tre—.. Asitnices vaitairr SON." 1 itarted in
astonishment at the vision which my imagina
tion had - conjured up ; and having, with much
difficulty. assured myself that it was all a delu
sion of the fancy, I again laid me down, still
meditating on the strangeness of the scene.
" Dreams:" remarked the father, " are of
little consequence, and thoogh it sometimes
happens, that something similar to what we
have dreamt does fortuitously occur, they are,
however, not the more to be credited on that
account. Yet, I cannot but acknowledge that
I have myself been a little disturbed by dreams
for some nights past, which seemed to me by
their unusual tenor, to- forebode something
strangely wild and-uncommon."
While they were thus speaking. flash follow
ed flash in such rapid - succession, that there
was presented to the eye a continued stream of
flame, which, being reflected by the river, gave
it so much the appearance of a torrent of liquid
lava, as to cause them to shudder as they look
ed apprehensively on its luminous surface.—
The dog howled piteously, and approaching
the child, began to lick his extended hand ;
when suddenly the electric fluid, descending
by the aged cedar, struck the boat, killing the
three watermen and stunning the gentleman
land his wife, theo l passing through the bottom,
'it expender :its fury in the current beneath.—
In a momenvthe boat sunk with all it contain
ed, except the dug. which, with peculiar saga
city, seized the child by his garment and bore
him to the bank, where, leaving him in safety,
he returned for the mother, whom he also suc
ceeded in saving. Then plunging in again he
eagerly sought his master; diving several times
beneath the turbid waters : but alas ! he sought
in vain. for, incapable of any exertion at the
time of sinking, the treacherous element bore
him away ; and the poor animal was at length
obliged to abandon the search and return, ex
hausted. to-the destitute pair who owed their
preservation to his fidelity.
Slowly did the unhappy mother recover her
scitered senses sufficiently to discover the
misery of her situation ; and bitterly did she
tib moan the rude fate that had thus deprived
of an affectionate husband, and cast her
f pleas and worse than alone on a desolate
without any other prospect than to
die of famine, or he destroyed by the sunburn
ed savage, or the beasts of the desert. But as
water finds its level, so does grief sometimes
meet consolation even iii the bosom of necessi
ty, and merge the woeful reflections of the
past in the paramount need providing for the
Haying long sought a place of
the weather, she at length, finding no better
asylum, took refuge in' the hollow of a blasted
sycamore, where, reclining with her child, ex
hausted nature soon became insensible, and
both sank into a profound sleep, which was
only disturbed_ occasionally by a convulsive
sigh or the whistling of the expiring storm;
while Tlger, squatting on the herbage without,
vigilantly kept guard for the night.
Thus they remained until the orient beams
of expanding morning burst asunder the fetter
ing ties of the sombre shroud which had tram
meled the earth in its darkening folds , when
the feathered tenants of-the sylvan landscape
alertly chanting their notes of gladness, hailed
in strains of softest melody, the triumph of
tranquility over tempest,'of light over darkness :
all was gaiety and cheertulness, and the re
splendant lurninary•ef day, as he rose in re
fulgent majesty above the tops of the wood
crested hills, seemed smiling in ecstacy at the
beauty exhibited by the renovated face of na
ture. Nought was there to mar the hilarity of
the joyous scene, save the inmates of the hol
low-hearted sycamore. svho, awakening
.. by the
growing harmony around,'sought with sadness
somewhat to alleviate the cravings of appetite
and recruit their wasted vigor. A, few
and wild berries were all that their utmost ex
ertions detect procure, upon -which, however,
they fed with eagerness ; and having slaked
their thirst at a purling fill, which hastily pur
sued its rippling cqursealong the side of a gen
tle declivity, they pressed forward in quest of
some settlement. where the lenient hand of
sympathising humanity might mitigate their
suffering. Three daystlid they spend in fruit
less search, until at length exhausted with fa
tigue and hunger. they sat them down under
the shade of a weeping willow, to await'that
stern destiny which now appeared inevitable;
when a hunter at a distance seeing the, dog in.
distinctly through She brambles, and mistaking
him for a grisley bear. leveled his rifle and
ared.' But, alas ! the ball intended for Tiger's
head passing him by, buried itself deep in the
bosom of the unfortunate lady beyond, who
starting suddenly upon her feet, uttered a piere
ing shriek.and then fell insensible to the earth.'
The.astonished hunter hastening to the spot,
was forioitslY attacked by the faithful animal,
but stepping aside Ile aroided-the plunge and
instantly laid him prostrate with the butt-end of
his piece.. Then seeing the helpless . victim
weltering in her blood, he ran to her aseistance
and lifting her, up—horror '
seized his vitals';
his frame shook in, agony—he staggered, and
with a groan fell senseless beneath hiellnadeti.
The tide of life gradually resumed its 'wonted
course. and recovering himself, he took from
his pooch some, cotton with which he stopped
the hmatorrige and tying up the wound with
a bandage torn from his neck cloth, he Chafed
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her temples with a little whiekei: from a flask
which hung,at his side ; then running to a rivu
let hard by he filled it up with water. and ap-
plying it to her lips, she heaved a long drawn
sigh. - Still did he persevere in hie endeavors
to resusitate her, until at length she looked up,
and stretching forth her arms, exclaimed : "Oh.
Albert! my dear brother!"
What has caused this blood r said she
examining her garments as she rose to a silting
posture. , " Has some person been. endeavor
ing_to murder me in this so' itary wilderness ?"
I am the guilty one," he replied, wiping.
aside a trickling, tear, " 'tis a doleful meeting
after a seven year's absence. Would4o hew;
yen, Annetta, we had never again met, rather
than I should thus be the means of inflicting
misery on the playmate of my ,infancy—the
object of my tenderest affection In
" Tell me." she resumed with a faultering
voice. " how it came to pass? lam already
satisfied the fault could not be yours "—and
having listened to a brief rehearsal 'of the me 7
lancholy occurrence, she added : "It is well ;
you are free from censure; and I thank the
Almighty,,Ruler of the Universe for having in ,
his mercy directed you hither for the preserva
tion of my child though it were even at the ex
pense of that poor remnant of life which, but
for him, I was already willing to resign. But
you will ask what revolution of nature hucast
me on this abode of solitude without a protec
tor or guide, so far from the scenes duly child
hood—the graves of my ancestors."
" Not now," - said. he. " we must haste to
my cottage close by the side of yonder brush
wood that skirts the brow of the mazy preci
pice; and when we have found a surgeon ito
repair the breach I have made, and you have
recovered sufficient strength to enable -you to
converse without difficulty, or danger, I will
listen to your tale of sadness ; till then you
" Look !" she exclaimed. staring wildly.
"see you that grim vissaged cannibal prepar
ing to plunge his glittering blab° in the vitals
of him who lies at his feet, and struggling ,to
disengage himself from the murderous grasp of
that dingy hand which encircles his throat—
haste! save him—Oh. heavens! 'tie my hus
band. Ah, see. the deed is done !"—and with
a frantic laugh she relapsed into her former in
•sensibility. He looked but saw nothing.—
The dreadful conviction now flashed on his
mind, that the wound which he a few moments
before fondly hoped was not mortal, had. to
gether with her former enfeebled condition. so
operated as to produce mental alienation ; sad
that, in all probability, she was shortly to die
Again he used all exertions to revive her, un
til hiding his utmost efforts unavailable. he
lifted her in his arms and carrying her to his
dwelling, left her in care'of his wife. while he,
mounting his swiftest steed, rode away for the
nearest physician. He brought him, but too
late, for death having sufficiently dallied with
his prey. now sat triumphant on .her pallied
countenance, hurling defiance at the feeble re
sources-of men ; and ere the careering orb of
day had finished his circuit of the etherial cano
py. her gentle spirit, weary of it teTrestial thral
dom sprung away in ecstacy towards the man
sions of bliss.
Deeply afflicted for his melancholy bereave
ment. her sorrow•stricken brother dug in the
centre of his flower garden, her lonely grave,
and'having bedewed her bier witb bitter com
punction. laid her mortal remains quietly to rest
in the maternal lap of her parent dust, placing
at tier head as her simple monument, a plain
pine slab, upon which he cut with hie knife in
rude but deep characters, the two words, “Poon
Nine years had sped their monotonous
course and sunk to obliaion in the fathomless
ocean of eternity. when totting by his fireside
on a gloomy evening in October, in a pensive
mood, !his left elbow reeling on his knee and
ilia forehead on the palm of his hand, he mut•
tered to himself in low and broken accents:
•• Cod have mercy on my sinful soil. Why
has heaven doomed me to the misery of being
the murderer of my only slater ?would that
I were—" '
" Hark !" said his wife, as she approached
from an inner apartment, " heard you that hol
low moan, as of some one in agony ?",
naught," replied he. ..but the wheez
ing breath of, expiring aptumn, hastening to
bury its withering face in ' the icy mantle of
winter; or the looing of the fattening herds in
the adjacent pasture grounds."
tt List ! there it is again." she resumed, go
ing towards the door, " it seems to proceed in
the direction of the lane leading from the road.
I fear it must be some way-worn traveller per
ishing for want, or writhing. perhaps, under
the assassin's divger. I'll see, at all events."
" Stay." said he, starting from his chair,
" there seems something unearthly in the
sound; it must be the troubled ghost of Annetta
coming to haunt me, for surely no mortal ever
uttered such 'a hideous groan as that which
now assailed my ear. But be it unearthly , or
not, I must ascertain the cause." Bo saying
he sallied forth, rifle in hand
" Murder! help! help!' cried a voice near
the extremity of the lane when-running with
his utmost speed, he beheld by the glimmering
of the rising moon, a man lying on the ground
and firmly grasping the leg of another who was
struggling to make his escape ; but finding his
exertions to extricate himself inefficient•he
flashed his pistOl in the' face of him who -held
him, and with a desperste effort disengaging
hiniielf, ran ewiftly towards -the'lciad, while
the . cottagerfollowedin close pursuit. - 'But the
pursued perceiving hitt' gainirtg on- him, sud:
denly turn-d, round and fired a second pistol.
the ball of which whitied harmleia,by . hiti eft.
" My turn next." . cried the 'noisier. drop
ping on one knee Soil levelling his
stand, or you epee:A . lo eternity r.
" Try your skill my hearty . . wai the re
ply; as he unremittingly pursued hIS
It was his last. for the next moment he ball
pierced his back',below, the left shoulder. pan
ed through the heart, and he fell ' breathless
Well done !" exclaimed the mao tiebitid.
t - TP4 !t!,l
as he saw him 'tumble, to, the ground, t! flints
hut saved me ten, thouaand lettere by,
arrival, of which •'tithe shall he thine - 60hr:
valorous spirii - ,thon bast dieelaked.,and more
ous, as my ipeculatiotia 'hails led me to annei:
pate." • •
*, Thanks. - friend, roi :y o ur gratitude ; . br i t
as I have , done for You no more thefilshciold
consider it the duty of another" to'do'for . me . in
@Mulder situation, shall aceept of no co in =
pensition : the consciousness of having saved;
the life of a fellow being..by ridding the world
of a villain. is . Of 'itself e: !efficient reward
whence come yen . ?" '
". From Virginia and snd destined forthilicrithe,
the place Of
. my, residence. Proceeding to
your house tO•seek lodgirig for - the night. I .
was assailed by that robber whip springing
from his ambush. stopped my horse and ,
mended my money ; and on my . hesitating to.
surrender it, stabbed me lo the side with a
Aagger. which u I fell to the ground, broke in
two ; then placing his knee . on my breast, he
took from me emy pocket book. with which he
was - about to escape, when you fortunately come
to my usisiance.
t, Having returned the pocket book the cot.
lager with the 'assistance of his wife. helped
him to the house. and extracting the broken
blade with a pair elpincers,,dressed the wound.
as well as circumstance would admit. A few
days were sufficient torestore him Os et-wales
cenceorhedaintising himself with examining
I the various species of f Bowers , in the garden ,
his eyes fell on a grave, decorated with taste.
and surrouneed with - UT:greens: ,• He ap
preached. and observed the board which inch- .
cued the head, read in a subdued but eymps.
(belie, tone .• Poo. Auxerre." He appeared
Tor a moment absorbed in thought. then look
mg round, inottired'ef. his host, whom lie saw
busily employed it a small distance, Who
was this Janette, whose huMble epitaph
marks the site of her lowly sepulchre 2"
"Ala !" replied he, with a deep sigh,
ill-fated sister, whom the destinies decreed ,to
die by niy own hand."
•• What, exclaimed the stranger, with a took
of 'mingled astonishment and horror, how
could that happen ?"
He recited to him the circumstances of the
Where is her husband ?"
know not, for I have never seen him.
she having married after my eepartere from
the place of my nativity. and died before Thad
an opportunity of making any inquiry respec
" And what has become of the child' of
whom you have just spoken 'V'
" That is he at the end of the garden—as
dutiful a boy as ever was doomed by heaven
to the hapless condition of an orphan. - But it
grieves me that. he should thus advance into
manhood amidst interminable -forests, without
an opportunity of receiving a suitable educa
tion ; for though young in years and untutor
ed as the bounding wild deer, he occasionally
displays a nobleness cf soul and facility of-dis
cernment. which seems destined - far a higher
sphere of life than that into which concurrent
events have cast him."
" Whit is his name 1"
He w as
. so young when he fell under my
protection that I could not distinctly under
stand it from him, but I think he said Croghan,
or some such name, and therefore we call him
" A brother of mine with his wife and child,
left Virginia some years ago, for Chilicothe,
since which time I have received no tidings
of them—his name was Croghan, his wife's
Annette and 1 aim not without suspicion
that her's is the grave at which I now stand."
" Had her child any particular mark on
him t" inquired the cottag.-r, with earnestness,
as he dropped the siande upon • which he was ,
leaning. and advsncodi few paces.
" Yes : a red blotch on his left arm,. with
which he was born."
The'very same !" exclaimed he taking an
other step and grasping the hand of his guest,
with a vehemence which almost squeezed the
blood through his fingers ends. " your suspi
cion is, alas, but too well fOunded. It is in,
deed the grave of Annette Crilhan." -
Ah !` said the stranger. with a saddening
aspect.'" my brother must be also dead ; for
his love for her was too great to admit the be
lief that any thir.g but death could have caused
their separation. Knows the boy nothing of
his father'i fate 1"
•r I have often questioned him. but he has
no recollection of iught respecting him."
"To-morrow I shall 'resume my journey,
and now seeing that he is equally dear to us
both, if you are willing to cOnsde him to my
care. I will provide for him and give him an
education comformable to your exalted estimate
of his capacity."
" Nothing could indhce'me to part with one
for whom 1 have so long cherished such a ten
der solicitude. but the injuitice. which in, all
probability. I stiould , not be able to repair;
and 'however painful to my own feelings- the
separation may be, I feel it my duty to afford
him an opportunity of rising , by your oasis: -
lance. - to that distinction• which he otherwise
may never attain."•
the morning hid no sooner. ushered in its
early -dawn, than they hied -o'er: hill and
dale. through moor and mountain ;" and•hav
ing arrived at Chilicothe, Croghan was placed
at salad 'with agentlemstrofeensiderable emi
nence. where he had not remained a great ma
ny,moons before his assiduity raised trim to.
an equality with the most -advanced of- his
schooftellowe'i end gained' him the applause
and admiration of his teacher ; 'amend ex
cept: that his •pryinc genius would at times
proinpi him 'to ask questions -concerning his
eindiei which caused , the worthy knight of the
hire% net inconsiderable - degree of trouble to
monad. until 'eventually. hie admiration be=
gin - graduallyro subside:4o[l'ore plac&tirap.
prehension and cool veserve.•to the no , small
amusement• of his piipils who .took particular
delight i'Vseeing old Plato's. they' familiarly
s tilled breed into a cranny by .dicibiadei.
tied observing the contortions or Inavcionten,,
once, se he endeavored to evadehy, stratagem.
the 'difficultriel • ; '
surpassing poWeis trl 'inind -Were abn
combined with ;inch' it hiralif taixtrire - 2of . ap
parent simplicity - . and coolnesiF6f - deterinina.
non: that he'beeame's 'favirthe'Vrit'v thera
ao - that wheniver them wse project 'on - forit
either -for -enterprise - or- amusement...he . war
univpraally-consulted and adopted as their lea
der ; and never did the: subjects of the -Great
fifogulrar those,of•the Grand. Seignior yield.
more implicit, obedience to the will of their-so,
vereign, than did his little hand . to the dictates,
of their chosen chieftain. , Even. old. Plato. se
cretly, eovied him the. facility whiehlie led
them ; and in great , wiChis - dealt* to.
thi same sway over
. their leelinge;" that he
would at any_ tone; have ilieerfidly .. - ,purchaeed
aviia"expense of a 'moiety' of the remnant of
hair which -- die' wreck of time 'had spared to
his half exposed cranium, that spell by which
his pupil seemed instinctively to guide theta; I
but which notwithstanding all his • ingenuity
and experience, he found -it impossible -to at
tain.; His • prominent characterestics- ;were
proniptneas in determining, and intrepidity to
executing whatever he had designed never
theless, when an object of distress happened
to cross,his path, no one recorded by the page
of history, could evince finer feelings. or maid-.
. greaterbenevolence in alleviating the poig
nant, cing of milfortine, net excepting even
that - far-famed, philanthropist, not ,
One day seeing d poor . itrangermocked and
illirlated by a number of boys. - whose - mace
had been attracted by the grotesque -appear
ante of:his dread; he approached and placing
liiinselfraetween him and; his tormentors, - be
gan to remonstrate' with them on ihe
privy of their conduct, upon which the oldest
of the gang.•who was considerably.:larger than
himself, asked if he 'wished to fight. To
which he replied, that he only fought when
obliged to, but that if he again dared to insult the
poor man whom he' had , now under his pro
tection, he should find that his bulk did not
frighten him.- 'No sooner were.the last words
pronounced than the sturdy:bully to show his
contempt 3f the threat.,flung at the old man a.
lead rat, which he _held by . the tail, when
Croghan • instantly struck him with a forie
which had well nigh inverted his position ;
but he, recovering _himself. tapped with con
siderable effect, the nether region of his olfac
tory org . an, yet nothing daunted by the 'profu
sion of the vital stream, Croghan boldly stood
his ground, and making with 'his left hand a
feint to strike - this antagonist in the, face, dealt
him with the right, • blow on- the stomach
which felled him to the ground and for some
moments deprived him of. respiration. Then
standing over,hirtt as chanticleer over a cock
sparrow. exhibiting more pity. than. resent
ment, lie waited his recovery. .
" Now." said_ he. as soon as , his crest-fallen
opponent was able to speak. "it you have a
wish to take another trial I am'ready,".
••Not now ,' he replied, "I've got enough
for the present."
" %Veil I'm sorry you have obliged - me to
use you so ; but let it be a warning to you
whenever you meet an object of pity in future,
to treat him with greater hrananity, far- you
know not but it may chance to be your own
lot one day to need the aid of a friendly hand."
Tlien turning to the stranger, who resting on
his staff a short distance from them, had tarri
ed to witness the issue of the contest. " Here.
old man," said he offering him a piece of mo
ney. "I Will exchange this for your blessing:"
" may God 'bless vou: child," said the poor
man, raising his hands in a supplicating man
ner towards heaven, - "I do not Want it ; but
will you tell me your name.-for some invisible
power seems to whisper that I ought to know
something of you."
"Croglian," said he, looking inquisitively.
• Croghan !" echoed the old man, with em
phasis, starting at the same time as if roused
by the electric spark, " did you say Ctoghan I"
" Yea," replied the boy with a look-of as
tonishment, " what can you know of me 1"
•• Will yon turn up the sleeve of your coat
over your left arm 'l' -
He again scrutinized the old map's counten
ance, but seeing in it nothing calculated to
cause apprehension, hesitatingly. complied.
" Heavens !" exclaimed the poor man, ad
vancing to elaip the boy in his arms, "it is
indeed my lost son."
" I your son !" cried he retreating in ama
zement beyond his teach. "my father has
been long dead." ' • ' '
"No my dear boy. yrib - behold in me the
same wretched father' whorls you - belieie to
have been lost. and who never expected to see
you again ; but where is your mother I" • •
" She is dead too." • • • •
The old min.-whose eyes were suffused with
tears. on meeting his lost child. here gave them
vent; .and as they fell. joy ind grief both grap
pled for the prize. •
" With whom do you . live he resumed.
as he wiped away the traces of the briny mint•
tura. • -
" My uncle."
".Your fathers brether I" • .. • .
" Lead me to him quirklit. my eon, and
'shall,soon remove your doable.'
The boy ieluatant!Y, obeyed. muttering to
himself with a sympathetic shake of the head.
as lie turned to conduct 'him to:the place::
"poor man. be has certainly lost his reason."
. -.Hating led him to the d00r..." this." .said
he. 4 , is my uncle's bow. and if - yoo will stop
here a moment. Ull• see if lie is „tit." , and
entering be tuld•him there Wasenan,at. the
dopr,whostated himself to , bO . his hinthee, and
expressed a particular desire totiee hitt).
" What ! my brother ! I never hid a lirtith
er hutc - fotir father; aml'he must be dead::?.
selitir he assertslhe sameohough.l bave,en•
denoted invonvince hint to the eoetraiihn
:144 Bring him in at all events." .
• .:Bit lettordingly ..obeyedo '4 whew sitracying
each other for a. moment. they. mutually sjicu•
httedt my . ..brother I" 'and wet!
instantly chapati's each otber's.a,rata. •
• 40 Why.". said she uncle; when. he, had suf
ficiently recovered his autprise-tabe. able to
~, ; .-:, '.....i. - :: t*. , :I; '} ,i ~-•
!peal!, wi!."! , )krtt:giffctll'Pp all ho
mg yeti agai n. , after So' long en Shaence, where
have you been., or what tinder heaven bas
caused you to iteparaie frotis your wife 4 cbjlor
-* Misfortune was the c,aosetfont eeparstion
for 'is 'lre 'Were' preeeeding along the .-Ohio'an
our .titiy lin Mistily; cluntioat thiring-tdreedlul ,
thunder stortn,wasennk , by e stroke of kenning.-
which so stunned , me that I.was quite enemies"
out of every thing. until. finding, myaellia. the .
• water.ltwani to the.ahnre.. Ottl tbe[frce oldie.
current together witrithe extreme darkness ofthe,
night and toy own alarm,„ prevented my ben,
W ale to,gain it till I was carried a considerable
_when calling as ' toe d'as T y exhart
s on'euld permit receiving no anewer, I
eon - eluded that r but Myself had perished; and'
not ' T
Midi the next morning did I . observe "drat;'
in trying to find the'plaee''Where - the boat was
struck. t turned in the wrong direction. and was
belied of -apt roactfn; it s - 'only 'going ever!'
step wilier from" it ; but when daylight enabled
mew discover-my error; nothing, wet. -to be.
teen but a dreary solitude. How this -bay: ea.,
caged nr.o hat beceme.of his mother. I . know
not; but since that, time I haye beeen an,inbabi-,
tans of the (met. for as I was enlieevoring to,.
malie,ref way to. some , settlement I feel in
with a patty oflndians, one of
his'arrow to hi e . eye. was about to pierce me
through; when another , knoaking up his - inn
as he let go the impatient string, ran forward
and reaching out his hand told me,' as t.' often'
wards understood; that he would adopt !me as
I his youhin. or brother, because I bore e strong
resemblance to - one of his who had been alsiti
in battle ; and conducting me to the. wild regions
of the west, where..perhaps. no. - "pale face"
bad ever trod before. node my situation -as
comfortable as his rude condition and my recol
lection+ of former days would permit.- I always
wished to return to the abodes of refinement
and civilization, but could never evade their
vigilance, until a few weeks age, seizing
. 11 la
vorablt 'opporitinity I usatlemy'escape, 'reveil
les at night fur the most part, and concealing
triyielf by day, when almost dead with fatigue,
after numberlesi dangers and difficulties. I' at
length reached this place, elad, as you see, in
the remnant of a - buffalo robe, my only cover
ing for years."
YoungUroglian having attained the age of
manhood, and been appointed captain of, a
volunteer corps, was one day walking hastily
along the Street, reflecting on the strange oc
currences of his life, and contemplating his fu
ture prospects, when, turning swiftly round a
corner, he suddenly encountered a young lady..
who was proceeding against him, and though
each endeavored to avoid the coneuision, their
contiguity rendered the - essay' ineFecteal, and
they alit with a force which,' to use a nautical
phrase. must have Aliment the lady On , her
beam ends," had he not instinctively caught her
in his arms. "and so prevented the disagreeable
consequences. She smiled forgivoese. and ex
naming herself from his unexpected embracing.
was off before he had time to apologize [for the
unceremonious introduction. I
" Well." said he, as he stood a moment to
look alter her," if mother Ewe Was as [beauti
ful as.this fair daughter of hers, no wonder old
Adam was an transported at ntst sight of his
rib ;", and picking up a fan which she dropped
in her confusion, he gladly hastened to t return
it, making at the same time many 'apologies
for the embarrassment he had so unitenttonally
caused her. She politely thanked him with a
blush, and glancing. at him a look of ineffable .
sweetness. which reached his inmost soul. ob
served, that ll indeed the blame might well be
divided between them. but the merit of the oc
casion was exclusively his." He -would have
said sanething in reply. but his tongue refused
its office. and finding himself becoming some
what nocasy.he scarcely knew why. be, made
his beet bow and returned on his former course.
lint he had not advanced twenty paces before
he again, with an impulse something similar to
that which actuated I.in'a . wife, involuntarily
turned tc'iake another look before she had en
tirely disappeared. " She is a paragon oflove
liness,4,l: he ejaculated as ahe entered the elegant
mansion of [Jr. Hunter, "1 have lost my mother
by accident. found my uncle and father by ac
cident, and Who knows but Forums, in 's play
ful mood. may have decutd that I should thus,
stumble upon ,my future wife by accidentl—
At all events," said he. pulling up his shirt
collar and stroking- his chin, .: should it en hap
pen I shall feel perfectly resigned. not, will I
any longer be inclined to believe the old god
dens blind--the assertions of others to the con
,Time now. began to hang heavy on his hands;
he , became unusually thoughtful ; and when
eeer he happened- to take ups boa. to while
away the tediotie hours, he seldom succeeded
in getting thraugh half a page before it was
east aside ; and picking up his hat: he 'started
out to take a ' walk. handy - knowing why or
where, - but however devious' his course, he
scarcely ever' returned without passing the
door of Dr. Hunter.
Thus„-weary of every thing abnnt him, he
one day caught up his. rifle, and bent his way
beyond the precincts.of the city. in quest of
game;.but finding none. he was amusing him
self to tracing the Several meandering! of the
&iota, as it pure its'filent course among the
eireumanabient hills, which in some places ex
hibitedthe prolific furrows of persevering in
dewy, and ; civilize:ion ; while in others. na
ture ap . pe..red still to assert her sterile supre
macy, mtlefiancenf the white Man's incursions.
holding in bdodage the barren wilderness, in
all the sublimity of its.pristine rudeness, when
he was startled by a shrill whistle, which was
answered farther tiff by a savage yell, peculiar
tolhe half naked' sons of the forest, He fol
loired ninth - it:lily • in ' the direction of -the
- tiro; and beheld at a , distance a wily Indian.
darting thrOugh the underwood with the agili
ty of a kangaroo. and concealing himself be
hinds tinge tree untilhis- companion came up.
Both conversed- together a short time...with
earnestness t and front their sinni 6 cant gesturts,
he suspected' there-might he_ pome, proiect on
foot. and determined,..be,the ecinsequerice what
it might. -to Vanch the, hails- .
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