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veil. Am) encouraged by the'genti &
cents, sue raised her tear-swoll en eyes In
his face. As she did 'the vicaar-g'eneral
lifted off his brow, his plumed c p, and re
vealed the perfect outline of his features.
And Amelia gazed as if spell bound, until
gradually shades ef doubt, of wonder, of
recognition came struggling over her coun
tenance finally in a voice of passionate a
inazement fllie exclaimed, 'It is the same I
It is our sick soldier guest 1'
Eevenso' said Lord Cromwell, 'even
so tny dear and gentle nurse. He who
was then b poor dependent on your bdun
ty, receiving from your charity his daily
brtad as in alms, hath this day presided
oyer the issues of life and death, as your
judge; but fear not Amelia t the sight of
thee, gentle girl, comes like the memory of
youth and kindly thoughts. It may be
Providence has sent thee to melt me back
again into a softer nature. Many a heart
shall be gladened, that, but for ray sigh of
thee had been sad unto death. I bethink
me gentle gitl, of the flowers laden with
dew and rich in fragrance, which thou used
to lay upon my pillow, while this head
throbbed with agony of pain upon it, fondly
thinking that their fragrance would be a
balm; and how thou wert used ts steal intj
my chamber and listen to talcs of this, the
land of my home? Thou art here; and
how hast thou been welcomed ! to a prison
and Well nigh to death. But the poor sol
dier hath a home ; come thou and thy father
and share it.
An hour who dare prophesy its events?
At the begining of that hour, the merchant
and his daughter had been the sorrowful
captives of a prison at the close, they were
the treasured guests -f a .palace.
From the Dcdford Gazette.
LET THE PEOPLE CALL
To lake into serious consideration the
Sitipension of Specie Payments by the
The suspension of specie payments by
the banks, which took place on the day af
ter the electiou. appears to us to be a fatal
Alter a suspension of several months, in
violation of law, they resumed at a time ev
idently calculated to operate improperly on
public opinion. It appears they were too
anguine of the success f their plots -they
thought they had carried a majority in both
branches of the legislature that the State
was in their hands, and again subject to
bank control. They however have been
deceived, or deceived themesclves, as to
Jhe opiniea of the people relative to their
acts and designs.
How far the Hank of the United States,
by its illegal acts, may have tended to pro
duce the unhappy results which we an
nounce in the caption of this article, will be
the subject of future deliberation perhaps
-of present condemnation. At all events
there appears to be but one sentiment a
rnong the men whom we have the honor
to act and to think in relation to this insti
tution, and that is stern uncompromising
hostility, and a determination to repeal its
The charter was obtinsd in fraud bribe
ry and corruption it has been exercised
injuriously to the interests of the people.
The bank has proved itself a manfacturer
of rags mimitaiion of money of a haughty
purse proud Scrub Nobility and has
made paupeis out of honest laboring
We look with apprehension to an ap
proaching convulsion worse, more indus
trious and more purging than that of the
4th of December last. All judicious men
ought to uuite to avert such a calamity.
The people will no longer bear the imposi
tions of banks, brokers or shavers. They
demand of them fulfilment of their con
tracts. Individuals are compelled to ob
eive their contracts arc corporations a
beve the law? The banks have placed
themselves in a position hostile to the in
terest of the people. The people made
them they now asume to be the masters
of the people of the very power from
whence they emenated. Ther must be a
We propose then, to our fellow-oilizens
of Pennsylvania to hold county meetings in
order to appoint Delegates to a State Con
vention to be. hehl at such time and place
as may be agreed upon by the majority
and then and there take such measures as
the Convention may think necessary on the
state, of the currency and the action of the
banks of the general welfare.
We have no doubt that every eour-ty in the
Slat will be represented in the convention,
& t will adopt or recommend beneh'cial mea
sures. The operatives the actual produ
cers men who work the soil, and produce
all that their impcriou would be masters
consume the mechanic and day laborer
may perhaps become informed of their rela
tive position with the bankers, stockjob
bers, brokers, shavers, and gamblers. It is
a consummation devoutly to be wished.
Let all the substantial and considerate men
take this impoiunt matter in hand, and
wake such a report as will be satisfactory
to the c tizenn nctually interested in the
well being and progressive improvement of
tho Commonwealth, and let that report be
widely and extensively circulated among
lh pepla. Give them the facts and they
will d right "
The banks, aral present conducted may
raise one lordly palace, filled with luxury
rnd pride but they fill twenty cabins Willi
Wretchedness and tiespair. If propeily
managed the bank will be useful to the
I ti . ...
pcopie. i ney ere not so under theif pre
Wexall the attention ofour fellow citi
zens to o Stale Convention to tako this
matter tn hand sternly and strictly The
people will not endure a new emission of
those who issue them they are destruc
tive to the farmer, mechanic to the labor
ing ma.i which class of people are the land
marks and standards of Popular Liberty
Gen. Washington's Opinion of Paper
Currency Wo publish the following let
ter from Gen. Washingto addressed in 1787
to Thomas Stone, than a membar of the
Senate of maryland. The opinion of Gen!
Washington in this instanca was called forth
by the lollowing circumstance. A bill had
passed the House of Delegates of Mary
land, proposing the issue of bills of credit
bv the state to the amount of 350,000 to
be loaned in various sums, redeemable in
ten years, and drawing the interest of six
per cent. The senate unanimously refustd
thier assent to the hill. In the controversy
which ensued the opinion of 'General Wash
ington was asked, who returned the answer
subjoined. It may be found in Spark's Life
of Washington, vol. xx. page 231, The
circumstances of that period were in many
respects similar to those we are now par
sing through. The country was already
flooded with paper issues, and specie had
been drawn almost entirely from circulation.
What remained uncxported had been chief
ly 4 locked up,' as staled in the letter.through
the fears of those who had already suffered
by the depieciation of the paper currency.
So small was the proportion of specie to
paper money that whilst scarcely sufficient
of the former could be procured for the
wants of government, the abundance of the
latter had raised the prices of every thing
far beyond their actual values, thus open
ing the door for speculations by which the
least designing, and perhaps must valuable,
part of the community wero preyed upon
by the more knowing and carfty specula
tors.' Such is the language of the great
Washington. Such were his reasons for
advising a curtailment of the paper circula
tion, and placing the currency of the coun
tiy on a more stable basis, Let every vo
ter read this letter let him mark well its
contents. The advice is applicable to the
country now as in 1780. Post,
To Thomas Stone, member of the Senate
Mount Vernon, Febuary 10 178G.
Dear Sir : Your favor of the 30th ult.
came duly to hand. To give an opinion in
a cause oi so much unpoftance as that.
which was warmly acritated ttfc two branch
es of yuor legislature, and which from the
appeal that is made, is likely to create great
anu perhaps dangerous divisions, is rather
a delicate matter; but, as this devrisity of
opinion is on a subject, which has, 1 be
lieve, occupied the minds of most men, and
as my sentiments thereon have been fully
and decidedly expressed long before the as
sembly either of Maryland or this state was
convened, I do not scruple to declare, that,
if I had a voice in your legislature, it would
have been given decidedly against a paper
emission upon the general principles of its
utility as a representative, and the necessity
of it as a medium.
To assign reasons for this opinion would
be as unnecessary as tedious. The' ground
has been so often trod that a place hardly re
untouched. In a word the necessity aris
ing from a want of specie is, represented as
greater than it really is T I contend, that it
is by the substance, not with the shadow of
a thing, we are to be benefitted. The wis
dom of man, in my humble opinion, can
not at this time devise a plan, by which the
credit of paper money would bo loug sup
ported; consequently depreciation keeps
pace with the quantity of the emission, and
articles, for which it is exchanged, rise in
a greater ratio than the sinking value of the
money. Wherein, then is the faamer, the
planter, the artisan benefitted T The debtor
may be, because, as I have observed, he
gives the shadow in lieu of the substance;
and, in proportion to this gain, the creditor
or the body politic suffers. Whether it be
a legal tender or not, it will, as has been ob
served very truly, leave no alternative. It
must be that or nothing. An evil equally
great is, the dour it immediately opens for
speculation, by which the least designing,
and perhaps most valuable part of the com
munity are preyed upon by the more know
ing and crafty speculators.
But contrary to my intention and declar
ation, I an: offering reasons in support of
my opinion; reason too, which of all others
are least pleasit;g to the advocate of my pa
per. I shall therefore only observe gener
ally, that so many people have suffered by
former emissions, that, like a burnt child
who dreads the fire, no person will touoh
it who can possibly avoid it. The natural
consequence of which will be, that the spe
cie, which remains uncxported, will be in
stantly locked up. With great esteem and
I am, dear Sir, Your's,
Resolutions have been introduced into
the Senate of Tennessee, recommending
Martin Van Buren for President, and Gov
ernor Pelk. cpthat State for Vive President,
YVom the Wabash courkft
MISS FRANCIS SLOCUM,
A friend, writing to us from Peru Indian-
na, gives the following interesting account
of an interview on the 1st of this month,
between Francis Slocum, a white woman
taken, when only 6 years and 8 month
old, fiom near Wilkesbaire, Pa., (sixty-two
years ago,; by the Delaware Indians, and
ner urotiier and two nieces:
"Peru, Inpianna, Oct. 3, 1839.
" uentlemen. In my trip out from
Pennsylvania, it was my good fortune to
bo thrown into tho company of Joseph
dlocu.m. Lsq., of Wilkesbarre, Pennsylva
nia, and his two accomplished dpughlers,
who where on their way to the neighbor.
hood of this place to visit a sister and an
aunt, who was captured by the Delaware
Indians, in Iter sixth year, (sixty-two years
ago,) in the neighborhood of Wilkesbarre,
Pa., and carried West by that tribe in their
retreat oeiore the march of civilization, un
;l !,.. .... a
.uuui iunj-iivc .years 'Since, sue was
carried to the neighborhood of Fort Wayne,
at which place jshe resided neai fortv vcara.
She was taken -immediately after the mas-
nacre oi wyominr, the horrors wh ch nr
so faithfully pictured in the poem of that
name by the Poet Cashphell. After her
capture, -she was adopted into the family of
a uciawuo uiuci, wno IUU lost Ills dauirh.
er, and who, after much persuasion, inrfu.
ced his wife to adopt her as a substitute.
minis larauy, she resided until she got
married to a Delaware, with whom she
lived for a number of years. Afier that a
portion of the Delawares joined the Miam
ies, and among them. Miss Slocum. She
being then a widow, or deserted by her hus
band; she married a Miami, known in his
tribe by the soubriquet of the " Deaf Man."
With him she lived till his death, the fruits
of their marriage being two sons and two
daughters. The sous are dead but the
daughters arc now living nine miles from
Peru, at a place called the Deaf man's
village." Tho mother, and daughters are
very much respecled,.own a section of land
and are very well oil in horses, catile,
stock ifce. One of the daughters has been
married, but lias lost hor husband ; and the
oilier is married to a half-breed named
liuouiu.ETTi:, one of the most noble look
ing Indians 1 have ever seen. The mother
daughters and son-in-law, live in a comfort
able log building, and their houses hi lite a
bode of hospitality and kindness.
The progress of civilization, however
(strange to say,) has not been able to win
either the mother or daughteis from a strict
adherancc to the pnmhivo manners of the
Indian race. They arc, in every respect,
completely Indian in theii dress and habila
muiiis ; preferring the loose Indian blanket
to the neat dress of the whiles.
' The Slocum family foi upwards of 00
years, used every means in ilietr power to
learn the fate of this unfortuuata member
of theij family offering large rewards, and
expending much tune and money in fruit
less search, until Col. Ewing, discovering
a white woman in the tribe, who could
speak jusi English enough to tell her name,
and thai sliu came from near a river called
the ' Susquehanna," attempted to get the
tacts published in the Lancaster papers a
bout terco or four years since. The pub
lication, not appearing for a year and a half
afier it was first wrmen, it only came to
came to the notice of the family about two
years ago ; at which time two of her broth
ers and her sister paid a visit to their long
lost sister, at this place- They found her
not only entirely wedded to the Indjan
mode ot life, but as utterly ignorant of the
sounds of her native language as if she
never spoke a word of English. On the
present occasion, she immediately recogni
zed her brother, (who had visited her be
fore ) and appeared to be hiahly delighted
at seeing her beautiful and accomplished
muses, whom she had now, for the first
tune, seen. The beminiscences of some
early incidents which the presence of her
broihef called up, (who was three years old
when she was taken away,) was truly in
teresting. She recollected, particularly,
the circumstances attending her capture ;
and of her being taken from behind the
slair-stepts, (where she attempted to hide,)
by the Indians. Whilst tracing the very
striking resemblance between this woman
and her brother and family, I was forcibly
struck with the effects produced by intelli
gence and civilization upon the expression
of the human countenance as well as upon
the manners and character of tho human
family. Excepting her complexion, there
is nothing about tiiss Slocum that indicates
her origin, or that distinguishes her, in the
slightest particular, from the aborigines
with which she lives in contentment and
peace, She spurns the idea of abandoning
her present mode of life, or exchanging it
for what we call the comforts a-d enjoy
ment of civilization." Her ideas of happi
ness are so inseparably connected with her
present mode of life, that she considers any
change as only productive of unmitigated
misery and wretchedness."
To ofTend any person is the next foolish
thing to being offended. Politeness is not
always the sign of wisdom, but the want of
it always leaves room for a suspicion of folly,
if folly and impudence are the same Polite,
ness has a high advantage on all occasions
Well bred men require it md let it passjihe
ill bud catch at itgrceddyas fishes are at
tracted form the mud and netted by the shine
of flowers nd shells.
OUR, XiO& BOOSE.
Strange Fancu. Recently In Emrlaml
man announced that ho would ascend in
a balloon, mounted on -a pony 1 Prenera
tions were made for the ascent, but when
the balloon was nearlv full, it was hurst bv
a violent gust of wind, so the' public were
A negro boy, slave of A. Fulton & Co.
merchants of New Orleans, lately fell from
the third story of their wardhouse npon the
flagging beneath, and with such force as to
break a largo flag strange to say, ho was
not killed, but escaped with a sever concus
sion on the head and shoulders.
Mostof the professors and students of
bpringheld Colledgc, Alabama, are down
with intermittent lever.
. Some apple trees near Newburvnort are
in full bloom, and a pear Irrc is said to have
produced a second crop of fruit.
The small pox prevails at Thomaston,
A colored man named Anthony Jackson.
between 00 and 70 years of age, committed
uicidc at Albany, a few days since.
The Peoria Register of the 12th, stales
that the Illinois river had been low. but a
late rain had nrobablv raised it so m tn ail.
mit of boats ascending to Peoria, although
none had anived.
The Ohio river at Maysville. was so low
a few days since, that the smallest steam
boats were able to navigate it, only with
The St. Louis Republican of the 19th
inst. says About $70,000 in spocie arri
ved in town yestorday from the Springfield
(Mo ) land office, in wagons."
The total number of prisoners in Sine
Sing on the 22d ult. was 813.
The office of the collector on the Morris
canal, at Newark, was broken open on Sat
urday night, and $3000 stolen therefrom.
1 he whole amount was in one, two and
tluee dollar notes of the Morris Canal
The (Wilmineton Gazette states that in
order to make change in the market of that
city on Saturday last, a number of the one
dollar notes of the new Union Dank were
cut in two to make fifty cent tickets.
Shun Idleness. A shilling a day is bet
ter than nothing. The very act of being at
work will procure employ by and by, at a
fair rate. Men avoid him who is always
strollinc apout the streets he is indeed un
fit for any thing, and may die for want of
" A dreadful little for a shilling," said
a penurious fellow to a physician, who
dealt him out an eraetio " can't you give
We have seen enough of this world to
lead us to exclaim in the laneuaee of
the scienced nigger, white folks very un-
" Ah, John Slocomb. mv uncle has been
in New York, and yours hasn't." Well
what of that? My uncle has been in jail
and yours hasn't."
A physician latelv learncdlv asked an tin-
dictionaried nurse, attending oti his patient,
"does he expectorate?" " Exotct to
eat " she hurriedly replied that depends
on yourself, doctor."
Had Thines. An unfaithful servant, a
smoky house, a stumbling horse, a scold
inn wife, an achinir. tooth, an emntv nurse.
an undutiful child, an incessant talker, hogs
that break through enclosures, a dull razor,
mosquitoes, a fog, a fop and a subscriber
that donU pay for his paper.
A sheriff in Mississippi went lately to
execute a writ.
' What do you want ?" said the defend
ant in the suit, to the officer of tho law.
" A part of your property," said the sher
iff, " satisfy the amount claimed in this
' A part," said the debtor, why take
my better half at once."
' No," said the sheriff, ' your rib is
not moveable properly."
A book was published dilrin? the time of
Cromwell, with the followiuS title : " Eggs
of Charity laid by tho Chickens of the Cov
enant, and boiled by the waters of Divine
Love. Take ye and eat."
Jl good reason. A Methodist minister
in Vermont forbid any one to play a bass
viol in his church. He says however seri
ous his thoughts may be, the moment ho
hears a fiddle, he goes to thinking holb he
Wtd to danec
A largo number of dfeis makers froin ths
Northern cities, are about to go wesi.-.
Westward the star of hemUo takes it,
Jl Paradox. The larger a paper is, the
less it contains. This is an assertion of the
editor of .the Baltimore Sun, and it may b
said to be bourne out by fact.
"If you have a good wife, take rare ef
her, and if you huvo not, get ono immedi
ately N, Y. Sunduy Visiter.
If you have a bad oue, what then t
Louisville Bui, A,
Why get rid of her as quick as possiblt.
A body of young men, thirty strong, were
arrested in New York on Saitmla,, ;.v.
Progression. We learn i i.
keeping our eyes on the mountains that
rise bctorc us, and not on the hills that lie
Measure of Character AH men htm rit.
tor than their ebulitions of evil but they
are also worse than their outbursts of nbl
A Southern Merchant, in Albany t...
ped to say some tender things tn a colored
lady in that city, the other evening, and
while be was hpldinr his sweet disen.tr..
she stole his pocket book containing four
thousand dollars, and run away with it.
Old Men. An aereeablo and elcrani.
mannered old man will always' be fa...,.
ito with a young woman who is neigther a
inn nor a tool, whether her sphere be a cat.
tage or a court.
" I love the still" as the ouiet rm!,,.t
said to the chattering wife.
Life, like the diamond in the- min. U
sometimes valueless to its owner until it In
comes estimated by another.
No glasses affect the eves more unfair-
ably than glasses of brandy.
Epitaph on the grave stone of a vnun-
lady. Died of thin shoes, Januarr. I829-.
" Hear me for my caws." as thm rmw
said to the old horse.
" I'm going it on the fantactic toe." .
the chap said ven he stepped on the danc
ing master's foot. I wish vou'd n
your own fooling," as the latter observed
to the lormcr.
A new paper has been started In Mam
chuselts, called the Cabbage Stump."-.
It is edited by a tailor.
" I'm a walking sweetmeat," as the fsl
low said who had been heels over heads in
aJiogshead of molasses.
It is rumored that the Susquehanna Tide
Water Canal will be ready for boats on the
20th; when jt will be opened with a graarj.
The residence of the Hon. S. S. Pren
tiss was destroyed by the late fire at Vicks
burg. It is stated that a meeting has lately bsia.
held in Mobilo, at which it was resolved'
that if the incendiaries who infest that city
should be caught, to burn thorn to death by;
a slow fire.
Fatal Fall. Daniel Reifsnyder wa late
ly killed in Berks county,Pa.,by falling froa
a hickory tree, while engaged in gathering
Important. A. rein of black lead, it is
said, has been discovered on the farm of a
Mr. Whitehead, in Coshocton county, O
hio, which, on examination, provss u ba
of an excellent quality. This, if true, is
of greater value than a gold mine.
Suicide. On Saturday last, Mr. Ilenry
Unangst, of Williams township, in North
ampton county, committed suicide, by hang
ing nimseii upon an apple tree in his ow
orchard. Hp is said to have been, laboring
under a degree of mental aberration, which
was doubtless the canse leading to this dis
trcssingjovent. Love of Duly. A schoolmaster in Ver-'
mont lately flogged a disobedient damie!
attending his school, to whom he was en,
gaged. He said, though he kissed her an
a lover, it was his duly to lick her as a tiV
Speculation A younir m ; . .j.
joining town was mightily smitten with the
oeauty oi a lady whose father had a suit at
law, which must forever make or break him,
and popped the oueslfon ' ......
odin.lhe affirmative, and was expressing
......,CH,,t0 marriage, when lit (bus
interrupted her, I can have thVrefusal r
you for six monlhi, can't 1 1