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The subscriber ha's recently received large addl.
.fiolud.gupplies of .„ • ' . • . ,
Tarnish, Painters' Brushes, Varnish
ilricShis, Hair •Brushes,.Sperniaceti Oil,
(qi . y fine) Sperm Candles,' Soaps in great
variety, Glass' Lamps; Cap and Letter
Paper, Fruit, Spices, Perfumery, 4-c: 47e.
which he will sell to Physipiatia, Merchants:
61,14. - others,
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ihe lowestrates, • havitig porahaSed'oplirely,
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IN§ . 4O)IIIIT: : :OLVINI.:.TEM.ES_v.
• - A C.IIRONACLE OF ,
The. TtnY, field Sports,•Literature- and
- the Stage • •
EM DELLI SIZED WITil - srt.F.Nrii.o STEEL
WILLIAM T. PORTER; EDITOR.'.
- "r: • NEW VOLUME FOR 1841. • - -
: The First. Number of a -- New - Volume Pf "The
4 pirit of the' Timei". Will be issued on...the. Gth of
March,lB4l._in the tott'se of the vearai series , of
• ' MAGNIFICENT STEEL ENGRAVINGS, uni-,
-term with the embellishments of the preceding -vol--
ume,.will lie presented tothe-subseribers. A. Por; „
- - =trait of MONMOUTIf ECLIPSE, from a painting'
•by.Taoye,will commence the series,and he succeed
ed by those,of ,other distinguished horses 4uring-Ote
-• . *- 1 4.ist• Of:AMERICAN WINNING HORSES of
,preceding year will be,,publislied, arranged iii'
font-distinct TABLES—bile of-four-mile winners, one
. of three, one,of two, and One, of one' mae winners.—
' Theie tableS shew at aglance the winner of every.
race_ of the last year, his age, color, pedigree,-and
owner, the prize wonithe weight carried, the dine
madei-and „ -the-horscs-beaten_by_liim, together with
• the date and place of the race, and a reterenietatice
page.of the preceding vol • where the race -was ,
'originally published. These tables are • compiled
with infinite care and labor, and at great expense;
• they are of constant practical use, and increase in
value et ery year. A list of ENGLISH' WINNING
HORSES for the sitmeyear will also be•published
intim volume arranged n the English form.
-- --A Table of theAMERICAN WINNINGTROT,
TING HORSES, with the ag e , color, owner, time
made, weight carried, horses - beaten, &e. , &c.; will
be published in this volume; and in addition, there
will be an abstract of every great Trotting Pezfor
mance in :America, for several years back, with spe
cial referencoo the,time inatle:• This abstract has
been compiled from several authentic sources, and
will be extremely interesting as. „ the only COM
PLETE RECORD OF AMERICN TROTTING
ever attempted. • . . •• • , ..
An Alphabetical-List of STALLIONS. for 18'41, .
in die ' sual forrit,Avill also appear in nn early nuns- '1
her pf The volume, and will be found convenient to
breeders for designating the age, color;.pedigree,
- . Rosner, place and price of, standing, of nearly every
Klistinguished Stallion in Anierica. •. '• !
- In addition to the various subjects'enumerated a ,
!bore, the present volume will contain a faithful and
• and.cOpious record of aItIMPORTATIONS AND '
SA!LEb 'OF BLOOD srocK, Sweepstakes; It:icing
and Trotting. 'Matches, nallacing Appointments;
Essays en Breeding and ' [raining, Pedigrees and
Performances of Distinguished Horses, with all the
Current. News and On Dits in Sporting Circles, both
at borne and abrbad.. And to complete the Snorting
Department, full details, original and • selected, will
be given upon all manly pastimes, as Hunting, Shoot
ing, Fishitig,Vacliting nod Boating, Pedestrian and
other Athletic and Manly, Sport's . - , ' -
Another part of the design of the paper .will em,
hence • A BREEDING AND AGRICULTURAL
DFPARTMENT,,designed to promote the interests
suitLminister to the instruction of breeders of fine
"cattle, sheeiOtc. - Selections from the most appro
ved American' and English writers on thektimport- '
ant subjects will be constantly found in its .columns.
'The SPORTING GALLERY 4011 -itlio -be in
cri4ied„ by'the 'addition of .the • Portraits.° several
of the must. distinguished Horses in - the ton, en
-. Agraveditt a style Of superior fi nish and bi t .
'-The neit prominent department is the ny.A •
TRICAL „ PAGE," constantly devoted: to original
criticisms of the drama, and notices of the New York
-- __llkettlres;,:gvectaymin Intelligsim,e
_derived from an
. per is already fiworahly known and widely circulated
- In theatrical circles. .
, :Again; selections will be conahintly-maile- from
the -periodicals 'of this country-o and England.;;and .
thus • be, formed a' lively and elegan t;
DEPARTMENT, ocimpying, several 'pageti. • .
' For all, these varied -Depactificnts; ample room is
secured .li,it,the immense 'size 'of+ the presents sheet,
whichlorbeatily'of.typtigraphical execution and ge,'
neral elegance-of arrangement, is'aeetind to.nonZ in ,
the Union. -1 , ' ; ' . ' -' . ' •-• , ..„- , .:•,, , ..x0•
• 1413,:loCal agents being employed by the' proprie.
. tial,gentletrieu wishing die paper can ordeeitthrpogh
their post-masters, or remit by tiled]. A number of
- files from tlio . :cammenceitiont-ontie4olutil-lai ,
presertedicir new subscribers. Thi,a course in adopt
ed, as theralaahle.'Statistical Tables of the,,paper.
nearly : all tippear in the early_ptirt of the year.
r...fi'' a nd';'T'eriiir . ofSnibscription - d Advertising.
a For: One ; lieites - Seliscription, s , ltt in advance: 7 , '
Fr.PixMontlen Subacription„ . ss in
.advance, • •
J'ar AdvertielneOne Siiiitire',4e e4.lineit,'firsi iii='
sertion4-44Plitaihietpient. inaertion3l: • i• ;„,' -..
Extist Conleirof the - LA.IIGE
. ON, STEEL' navy, baabatineil at thearublicatinn Of.:
, Giant' Oise Dellgr i. : eizeti.• TliWt'illrbe y eent 'to any:
section OF the Ithit9p lacVentritlOped tie to , ' eanurg:thetil:
faun ini0rY.• 1. ,...• 41 . i,. , li,„r ,!.:.'1':;
3 (3' st received, •froil..Cp.
1;44101 . 414
4044,911pPii ofaidco s4li34es,
WARRANTV.O_ , I 4 ,''RESIIi 4
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. The rooms aticve,.lbeht.qpifilitner k IVIOVany,
are tin rent. Appl y • 4 ,-
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ARRoLu , k)ABRms - c.4 ,
— lllirch 31, 141.
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The .subscribers will sell their stock of Cloths,
Cassitner'eS and other Woolen Goods, very low for
~• • IIITNEli•lk MULVANY. 1
- • kYULIZOIS ItAttrIBILIZ4 - ;
To be drawn - nt 4,lexandria, 1).1C. on Saturday,
• .April'l7th 1844;
- . GRAND PRIZES.
'.l prize of ' 60,000 dollars.
-1 do ' - . • 15,000 - ---- '
1 do • . • . - 10,000 •
Ido • • ••8,000 ,
1 . do .- 7,000 . '. '
' - • 1 •do ' •
1. do . - . 4,000 - •
. 1. do 2 500 •
1 do . • ' • - 2,511
- 4 prizei of ' - -.2,000 .
' 5. do • • „ . .:1,750 .
10 do . . - 1,500 • •
10 do .
• '1,250 .
• 50 do • , • 1,000
• 50 do ' . .
. .. 500
59 do 400 '
-100 do ' SOO
100 do . 250
`. .. 17.0_ do . 200 .
' • 124 do . . . 1.50'
124 do ' ' . 160-&c.
- , 16 Drawn. Numbers out of 78
Tickets $2O--Halvesslo--Quart. $5-4ightlis $2 50
Certificates of Packages of 26-AVlioleTickctis26o -
Do. : do ' 26 Half do - 180
Do, .do -26 Quarter do -65
Do. ' - do 26 . Eiglith do . .42 50
***. Orders for Tickets and Sharesand Certificates
of Packages be promptly attended to, and as
soon as the drawing is over an account or it-will be
forwarded to all who order from Mr Address
D. S. GREGORY CO. Managers,
• Washington City, I). C.
Class N0:1,3, for 1841.—T0 be drawn in the city T
ofihtltlinore, on Wedneiday, 21st of 1841.
$27 ) 000-...415i006 1
10,000: ollars'l 4,000 Dollars •
5-000-Dollars -1'3,000 Dollars
-- $2;52442500--.0:710 - Prizes Of - 41 - ,000
28 of . $250-200.0f 200, &c.,
75 19'utbiter Lottery-,13 Matsu
Tickets only $llO- - - - -Halves ss.—Quariers—s2;s4:-
Certi6cates of Packages of 25 Whole. Tieketssl . 3o
Do. do '•; 25 Half • do ' 65. -
Do. •. . do r: 25 Quartet; do
:Chiss F for 1841.—T0 be ilrawn Ed Alexandria,
Va.. on Saturday, the .2401, of April, 1841. •
3 4 :), 00 0r41 0 9 0 061'
4 000.1)011am 12,500 Doll a Dollars
,000 Dollars, 1,01711)011am ,
100 'Prizes of Sli000:
10 of $3OO-20 of .84 Of $2OO. fke.
' • WU. Lottery,42 Drawn BEdlots.
Ticketa4lo 7 -Daivesss—Quartera $2,50.
Ceilibtiatee or tiackpg 25" Whole Tickets $l3O
Do.' 25 Half 16) 65
25guarter. do 300
kbr Ticket. and Shares or -Carp: l 9 o *i. Pack,
- awe in, 449, stboxg . SplitialutLotteries,- 7 actdresc H ,
S: GREGORY le CO. Managers, ; •
; , MO'
Praw lug* sent immediate)y after. thes 'Are over; to
altiwho caller ks above. , ,
I; , e‘i • I
slo4 , roclnaw.m
•-• ; •
,l'pi•soq, to PurSlPlßelletel* of the. alor,
O r e,Optipp, alisite r y . serveyed,in lots 'of from tan to
pile hundred vett tir , thellaintnifkoltit Estate;
vithiest'sbbrt distance 0E10(4161e s *ill hi* an.op,
PllttunitY,af,ooelkili9ti litoFatiStins •
ky, tailing _en :the se
vow', ffre 'the Mud 260 i .:
Agent4etiii:F*Finerso4:ll2 : lllfc, ,;
:''Ntsteh` 2 14 18 4 , 3 ; ' -
Ai.FAMILY NEWSPAPERi-ligicitoi irploutirs),„PcooD§, tGIUcULTURE, AMUSEMENT, &C.
• I‘ , ER , 1 1 .' E , •
- . 7 .47 1 7 4 0//11r.E1 47,'
' bifice Poiiie the Carl fete
Marali.24, ' '
„ . . .... • „ . .
The'stiliscribers• have just received from, Phila
delphia; at their ' store in goittliA-lanover street,•a
'large and general Eitwortment Of; - • ' •• - •
cif the beat quality. ' They have also on hand a large,
aup(ly ofGROCERIES AND FLOUR;'aII of which
they ~ offer to - the public ylbr.c.ash) as lour as-they
can:be purchased at any tither establishtnent in_ the'
County, • , ,• • ' . „.
• ' • ".• • • .i."tc. A. BENTZ.
Carlisle, March 24, 1841.—St • :
ALL . persons indebted, to HITNER & MHLVA
NY are requested to 'Make payment on or be
fore the Ist day of April next, after which time their
Books wilt be - placed - in other handslor collection.'
Carlisle; March 17;1841. ' ; .
:- • Estate'of Janice Givin, dec'd. .
ETTERS TESTAMENTARY oa the estate
.4,ofJitraes Givin, late of Southlfiddleton tOwti;.
.Cumberland county, deceased, — havin g issued
to the sitliscribere in due form : NOTICE IS hereby,
given • to all persona indebted to • the.estate-of.•said
decedent, to make immediate payment, and those
-having claims to present them for settlement.
'SAMUEL GIVIN,}' • '
• . ' • . ROBERT GIVIN, .f.averttora:
'..'.JACOB MENEM, .
..March .10;1841.. •
Cheap Cloths, kc:
• • •- • -•- •
60 ; 000- Tioitiir'§l
,530,000 $15, - o00. , •
' 4- A NEE SIXTEEN 'DRAWN-13
MORE PRIZES THAN. BLANKS
Splendid 7 .1.6 lie ewe .
ColittOillda dr d ;401 terVl
- 130 '004!
- ... .
Near SOiring GoOds;' -
1 ast: i4ceived from Philadelphia' an ;ORM - IdMeat of
••• • ; ' 5104110 , 600 . 001;
of Abe newest ityle• an d: fashions:; splendid China
Silks and Ribands„ Mouselinc,de Laines, Chintzes,
Gloves, French worked Collars, &c. Also, a large
assortment of ;'• • • • - • . "“ ' •
. . .
Cloth's; recisaimeres, Vestinici.
All of irhichNvill be sold'verylowliy the Subscriber
at the old stand Opposite S. Wunalerlicles Hotel. •
. • • •• . CHARLES OGILBY.
March -10, 1841. •• • • -..
',CERTIFICATES OF AGENCY
' .Telt Tar. SALE OP • ' •' • •
Brandrelliti nmretable Univer.
Are held by:the following'igentie in their, respec
tive counties .
, As numerous counterfeits •of these
pills are,rittempted to - be palmed upon the cominuni
ty, the propriety of.purchasing only the recog
nized agents, will be appOent. ' . ' •
- .Cumberland County—George W.llitner,Carlisle;
A. Riegel, 'Mechanicsburg; Gilmore & . MOKinney,
Newville; S. Culbertson, Shippensburg; Boke &
Brenneman New Cumberland; Isaac - Barton, Lis
burn; M.d..Rupp, Shiremanstown; LTRiegel& Co.
J.. Br. S. A. Coyle, Landisburg.
Auguay26, 1840 . •
• . NOT-ICE. .
• Estate of • Jitiob • Shotilbatigh, dec'd.
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on - the estate
of Jacob Shombnugh, late of North Middleton
township, Cumberland • county, deceased, having is
sued to the' radii:cramr in due .fOrm: _ Nortcc is
hereby given to allperions iodebte.tl to the estate of
said deceEKTO make imniedlate %payment, and
those having 'clahus - to eresent them for settlement
. . • AIIcHALL, FISHBURN, Excckr.
March 10 1841, • • ' ,
Edam of -.lliciry Rupp, - deceased.
ETTER.S . TESTAMENTA - RY on the estate
4.4. - of Mary Rupp , late of Mechanicsburg, de
ceased ,having lathe subscriber in due form:
'Neriter."4 hereby 'glven - tcrult:persons indebted to
the estate of sald..deceased, , to make iinmediate. pay.
ment, and those having claims to. present them for.
settlement. : . • . .
Call at Kennedy's Shop ff you want
s t. 4 - 1111LIP‘
TE subscriber has now on hand and is - finishing,
between 50 and GO Carriages, of different prt.
ces and patterns; such as
Falling Top Barenclies,
Standing top Family Carriages, Tilburies
and Buggies of every variety.
Both Carriages and Tilburies %illl he sold cheaper
than ever offered in this country before, prices $lOO
to $4OO for Cash or good Paper Having a very
heavy stock on hand, the subscriber will be induced
to sell very low, and hopes that persons wishing to
purchase Carriages will gne him acall before going
Also, a large "mot (merit of
Silver, Brass and Japan'il
Both. Double and Single.'
The above k is made by first late Workmen,
and of the choicest materials.•
lb' Repairing done as usual at the subset•Met•'s
Shops, situated on Putt street, immediately , in tear
of the Methodist Chin ch, and near the • Raila oad
P. A. KENNEDY,
Cat lisle, Alit eh 5,1841.-3 m
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING ,
Glazino. and 'Paper - Hanging. •
The. suhsertber remee ully informa the citizens,
of Carlisle-m. idThe:vieinitv; that hi: has, edmnieneed
the4*bove business in all its various branehes. His
shop is in. the square immediately in• rear of.-the
Market HouSe, tivo'dOors east of A,,Ritillitnis store:
He hopes by. attention to business and moderate
charges, to reeciec a ;share of vatronime...:
• • • - ROTH. •
,-• . ,
Carlisle,Teli. 17, lt41:-,-tf ' ".
.The Commissioners of Cumberland county will
receive proposals. at Ate house of John .Corumnn,
Esq., inkeeper,itt tlie_borough of Carlisle on l'hurs
day the 'l6th' of April next; between 9 ant 12 o'clock
in the forenoon, for the erection ot, a good ;and 'sub=
shuttle' ' Wooden Bridge across the t;onodoguinutt
creek; at Benjamin Eberly's fording in the township
of . East Pennsboieitgh, Ot the following dirnensionsi
to %vitt—To contain tn.:length from' one abutment'. to
the other two hundretrand tweiq.leet;and ;eighteen
feet.wide ,in the r , the. abutments to. be about
fetirteenfeet thie ' eaelii there sindi be'two spans Of
140. feet each,' supported ~on ;good' and substantial
stcne abutments and pier, the said abutments to, be.
built in 'n splaying derection with , a 'regular slope;
and about 144 feet high &pin' tite;beottam of tke;ereck,
fro . pa: witencer2wooden archett.are : to, be started, and.
extendd:lo the Aaid 'pier Mthe centre.of .emd creek,
the arches to be aprtingebOut 6 or' '7' . :fLet 'tithe een'..'
irer 'the; floor 'to he 'dotible"floored 'lvitli . live 'Midi'
plank;the Upper,floer.eals and the lower yelline 14114
the,sides and gable ends to, he suflicientlyhigh t o ndt
mit Idorered 'and' hiiy 'Waggons to litiiis - thrbugli the;
same,'lsiY 12 feet in the elear;l6 he ekes* 'weather.)
Iparded and painted redithe. whole to bkiivell roofed;
.with good white pine,shinglcsOlte,whole'nf the, wood
work to be 'Well' iteetieed with iron' belts, ready eye.;;-
&if: , - FrinnAtie :beak :of'. the , phut - Mints the filling
shall consist of 'earth ,and stone; and.; well supported:
With Wing walls , '3 feet high, above t i he,filling extend
ins , On each side abeat '2O feet from the',.biidge, aid;
no high tia , the.fillibigointlf the" fillinn;,tihd 'wolling .
shall meet thexdad; w;tl),Eui 'ascent and Adseent noti
exceeding,, jive, degree elevatien; frotil the' kond.p.
said :hildgei• the 'wocid-woiVtp he built Of "stindind
sitbstititiall tlinherr Abu °Stone •iverli of large': god&
itoneileine'indianamortarliell liiMitedritmtn 111.4' .
rCitt)9" kfnrOPEP.!?!t9 oo ;?l'Old - brillo# . ,l.. 7r4!1!:ir!:
treontritettng',lO give , steak acaurity. as the commis
steuerViney reqi:ilin 'int.!' the Idillifill-ilqiiiiitnikriWp ,
the morkinntiehtli and. peitniineaq;finiiiiid,bridgeii , ;' ,
.r 9 03 , 604 ti!..v IrP.skNO.Y.O..,Ytn.S. I OO.
no n. 'the prfilici 1 ~mee,%. thp
.aintrobatknilif . OM:
Coinnitigiotierniti4 ,w.lll on the .sanin`daYihetlieen'
thelhonrcotAldul . 3ol,loolcinihe.aflonooft,*(foo:
ill lifq.b.ritt e t%P 101 / 1 4tAaWsi,P i . k.fekt411..- 401 _710,
001;91144k:4n <• - "'s - bit iiier. ..- .. ~. '. ~.'
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Edited. aneE.Pablisheit for , the' Proprielor;'in'earlisle Calaberland Coattty Pa.
BR.ANDRETEPS PILL S.
Afresh supply just received at the store of. • •
I ' sP- CHAS. OGILBY
March 17, Wt.
. . J9l-I.N CO9V_E.R,
- " ixecutor of - :lllnryittipp,Acc'el
Mnrchr3;lB4l:--ot` - • ' ,
From the pottoo '
By IPAWSER, MARTINI:FALB. -
THE • YELLOW FEVELAT , SEA-
Olt; THE DEATH. OF THE CHRIS-
.• TIAN. AND DEATiIi OF. THE
It is*iiew - nearly'Oe and twenty years
since bePpened to be Pierre's, a
late" and poptitons town the 'western
a part of the island of I ivas a
Mere yinitt, Wi,thent rn'Oiey, and Without
'from riirtiatiVe country,'lnd-I.*.lpi6t with
Many strange and eventful icenei. .I
sought an'opportunitYto,retnrn to the land.
of . my fathers.,. : " „'• • .
It :was the:month . 5 4 September—the
week previous to niy 'arrival at St. Pierres
in a_small sloop-frorti• Grenada,' a-
hurricane had ravaged the 'island,. end the
shores were covered with the wreck's of
vessels, which had . been . driven from their
anchors. • 1 was' also. told, when I . landed,
in St. Pierres, that the yelleW 'fever was
'raging in'that plaee„ and - alto in Fort ROY
al-;-and I soon had fearful evidence of 'the
fief.' The Brews Of vessels in . the harbOr,;
,particularly French and Americans,. were
attacked with this dreadful disease—winch
in Spite - of iskilfut medical tfeatmen - t - , -- proi*
ed.latal_to_:about_m*.hall of, the..seamen _
- attacked. But the French emigrants' Who
arrived in the-island-from •-Fratce,- chieflY
YOnng and' healthymen, full of hope and
gaiety; and eager to procure some employ
ment in the island, by which to - gain•ao-',
nearly 'all - visited: with :this - disease — iiion
after they set their feet - on those . stores ;
and - lew, very few indeed, recovered.--
lleatit_ives . Ttloing - a mighty business in
Martinico' at that time;' and during the'few
weeks which I-remained in the island, : l
listened tomany a thrilling and 'owre true'
tales er,liopear.tligh ted,7 ties 'of-affection .
sundered; and - , sorrows - awakened,- by - the,
remorseless- action of the 'kink of terrors.'
The strong man was cut doWninrhile.boaat:
ing- of his, strength;-and youth. and beatity,..
even virtue itself, furnished %no, 'proteetion
-against - the fatal attack of this West India
pestilence: ' ,
• found in Si. Pierres a brig*,-ealled the
Betsey, belonging 'to William 'Gray; of
Rostan;_a.intrchant of tbe/noblest stamr
whose fame has extem, to every part ,
the globe. This vessel was commanded
by a very wortiff than, Captain Bladder,
a natiVti uf, Marblehead. .1 treated with
him, for a =passage to New Orleans in the
brig, aed -finally agreed ..to-pay him :forty.
dollars for my pasisage; one half of which
was to-be paid in advance, andlhe remain.;;•
derail _the arrival of the brig at New Or. ,
leans. After settling my,bill for board, at
the_uticonscionable rate of five dollars, a
clay, and paying Captain
dollars, in_ part payment for my passage,
as. agreed on, I..steppedmn :board the brig
Betsey,but little troubled with worldly
goods and without a dollar in my pinsesz
sion ? But hope beat strongly in my bo
sornrandl-did_mot for_a_tnoment•doubt that
.? should be able to' bit upon some expedi
ent to pay the remainder of my: pneage
moneytoolt.after , my arrival at the city of
New Orleans.. •
Captain Mockler. did not proceed further
on the voyage. Busineie required thaL,Ate
should remain in St..Pierres - . --- I shook'
hands. with. him on .parting, and he was
then ,in fine health . and . spirits, a noble.
speeithen of a - . New England shipmaster.
I--subsequently received. the afflicting in
formation that within a week after the brig
left the port..of St. Pierres, Captain Black
ler.fell a victim Loire .yellow fever. But
while. lie. lived, wherever- he was,. - he--,was
surrounded • by, friends : and bye!' among
strangers, he.-was: kindly treated .in his ill
ness, and,his. death :. was lamented in . Mar-. 1
tittle° as, well es in New England.
, The command of ; : the, brig:was given; to.'
111 r. Adams; also a• "native of Marblelmed,
who-left , BoBl.oll- , with
the capacity olmate. >lCaptuidAdeois, Was
a young:and intelligept , Matt, of a most cs
moral .and, religiens.:feclingsartd :showed .
by hip,cendiret,thet-the character of p 8101 7 ,
ful and,intrepid seaman, and p,pipils
,n9t•inccinPatible With, each other. —r•,-,
The. ; Frew all,res6ected
T4o;loate's. - aame was. , Ricke . r. Waq' -
SA00; ,healthy,. atoc , tip and
ough sailor,, who had been , Wreclied,in : •,a
ship ;helotigine to . ,.Portsmenth, -and. which;
was ,condentn;d. The r ereir consisted of,
life',-and- a .stalwart.: African,. tvho aeted-,,ik
the eapaCity of cook. ; . There, had , been- :no ;
sieliness ; eri ,board,:during the voyage, , ,thus,
everk, man. was sejoiceitto,,leeirri
de . d.peti fancied that...they:had left Ahe . .iell; - •
themselves i nntf,eaCh.',other otith.eirleekY.: .
hoqp , har.4lx vessel
in ; port 11 0. net - 4herietl, one: more :of.
th e j t . tongralidationsi
w e r4i 01 1 ev i s po r7 , 7 tho, germ, crf:.:sll.Ctiifrri
eat*‘M .. .'oll: l YOPF . 4 ui ri,r
1444 .blo,w,:ggroly , ;(rOp): , l l lgPasAvy,atii the
ortigo*j unk....evory.;Ani the
ag,004414,q*1:9# : figie!,9 0 ,e.40.,, antiAn the . [ l yes+,
iessfak passageki4l,• - rpoolood.:ol44o,Cit.hat
- fi4hc.oloikiho i Nqqa!,ivfiri) ;1'. 4 tf4:0,y1, 1 114 . 4) ,
. 0004ilig . 140.004 1 3!..*igkthcf .ggitain . i;o*
vkinnl)./o,::;.4^Aoink Otertaine4 . !oo,4•',o4o'r,l
YOTON lattini*ortiki:io,i,o34l4 , 44l4oo)47 . ,i ,
he-next morning,,otiooming *on. deck
I.,learnad• that, one ,of the 'seamen named
: James Smith`, belonging. to Wiacesset in
: Mains, was, unable from illness. to. ohis
duty., Is: : ,'soon found; 64 Smith was pot'
a favorite with the
,erew, being, a. lazy fel-
Jew, who,aeted the, pert-of, "eltlsoldier,",
wheneveran ,opportunity offered. ‘.44,,he
_did. net appear ,to ,ba.very'sick„artilaame
thought he , was, feigniog., 'tie alarm
was - created iroonseqnence., - < •
,There wai a man' on board . ' the Betsey,
who Was,one- of ',the most. complete 'and
thorough 7 bred- scoundrels-I ever met_with.,
1.-16' belonged, to Greenbu,sh, Y.; and.l
shall call him' Joseph. Hinsdale: Bo was
`a daring, reckless, unprincipled man=-and
his character was eichibitedin•all his, words
:and actions. He ridiculed
.the illness. of
poor 'Smith, and tried, hard te..rouse him
out of -his. 'oerth,ileclaring.that_he...was only
"shamming Abraharr,"%and threatened him,
with arOpe s end if he did' not give over
skulking. 'Hinsdale . often. spoke of the
mortality .among -the. shipping in St. Pier
res, a subject which seemed to yield him
an inexhaustible.sonrce pf amusement;, and
he would laugh, heartily When,some one of
his- shipmates would refer to the death of
'some noble -hearted felloti. belonging -to a.
Yankee crew. I . disliked that • man from
the' Mit moment in which I' beheld-him.
I felt that he-yrati-a-bad-rrian,-an'tra
my first im
-presSion,-and.-inereaSed my disgust.-" He
was strong and powerful,. and well provid
ed-with intellect, but gross;. sensual;
perate, miarrelsonte, and' terribly profane.
He pinfessed "to - set the yellow4eyer artle
ffinee--and declared4hatlie - never enjoyed
himself so . - atv.he year
previous ,in Savannah, where 'the 'yellow
fever : " was sweeping off the crews of the
shippinein that port'brhundreds,:and he
Was .employed• as a:carpenter, and cleared
$lO a'day by makitig-coffins for the rascal
in the course of the Second - day of the
passage,-I stepped down into the.half deck,
at the request of Captain Adams; to exam-'
the cogilitiOri of Stnith. - 71 - found Itith
somewhat effected with fever, and in 'a IMF
guid state; unaccompanied with much pain.
indeed, at - the time, I hardly suspected
that' he was 'attacked - with yelldw fever,
the disease appeared in'so mild a form.
On the third day of the passage, I was
awakenetts - c - meraftertlaybreak - c - by-a-nman--
ing, whieh seemed to proceed. from the
Captain's state room. I entered' the room,
and watt much alarmed at-finding Captain
Adams attacked with severe-illness. Ile
-was seizetha.half. hour before with violent
pains in the.head . and` back, 'accompanied
with a scorching fever. His pulsations
were remarkably strong, quirk, and irre
gular. Ike, said he had caught a violent
cold by keing• on deck the night ,before,
without his- coat or lint. I did not con
tradiet I had seen many persons
in-precisely - his condition, and I knew that
he wits attacked with-yellow fever in its
most appalling form-,and I felt at. that mo
ment that his case *was a hopeless one. l—
skill- which-l- possessed
was put in requisition, but Captain. Adams
rapidly grew tvorsc-- , -i - tud before night, he
was well aware of the nature of his disease,
and told me that lie should not recover..
1. strove to administer.comfort, and inspire
him' with' a hope.of recovery- 7 but•iii-Vainr
He talked calmly. and philosophically, of
his . approaching end--lie - acknowledged
that life had .cliartus for him of the. most
attractive' description-fortune seemed to
be- showering her.,blessings ioi his'hetql—
he had relatidns and friends whom he deadear
lyloved—and there was'one-fair being 'in
- his native:town, to whom he had, lighted
itia -vows. of-affection,and to,whom lie ex
pected to have been united - fur life; if; Pro
vidence had milled his return.• 'Bet-he de
clared. himself ' resigned to ;the WilUpf: the
Almightyhe did notev'en murmur at:the
fate, • w.hicfl , he 'knew too: surely'; waited
Ile,declared himself willing to'sub
ntit-. to • .the--behests- of- his, Creator.---H e
asked pardon:of hiS for the sins he
- had conunitted-r-apd looked. forward with
• The sufferings..of this excelletit limn, du
ri.ng.. his. were „ The
painsin, his back.kept,inereasing-- . .and he
his .mintlwas apparently,;tranqutl-,-and lie
retained 'possession of :, all his ' , mental, fac:..
ulties.until'th.e:last:,moment-of `hid life_
During he ,WAS ; all kiindneee :to
, others, and never,lor a moment neglected'
hitl.7-dtities r ,so, , far.aalt ,wes i possibie exe•
cote, them., gave directions: to
Mr. ; Bieher.withlegard to:the duties, which.
would d . ..7olYel'upoollifir,•lds-Ileath,,-.40dl
me tc solemn' message; fin2; , litid. dearest
I'l►e `wind hod '
.continued light for. seVeL:
ral?daytc Mid T ,the ;brim had : made , bat; slow !
progress through the:water; ..10,0 „the third:
Morning ; after.,-CaMtd.o.: Adaros, ma's token:
'thel-jeite thoughtlessly ankwfii!thlvThe
Dead I'oloo,i-Phestitiatr,krki'be seer , Ali
c;lllls4Wati: ASIAct efoihtrgef fock
risint , -OtefitheiWeiterylivbigli is 4itilated:
80.00,;4 1 40Mail o.lloo,olltfailiontherrii'ahnitt ,
"- captain tillatti9 _ rep 'of t
o;bowiT:00.: - Mioiod‘.PiArit;411tir#iticii110411i0i'fri
a 404, '? 1 4itlink0 4 44W4 , 0 8 Z!***Ogoti
i.A49sltitiolopitmoido , i:*Wanioo ,
No one can conceive of the terrible con
dition.of things on -board
sel.' The Captain - had : died, as I have al
ready stated,. and the Mate, who . should
have taken his place,,was constantly in a
-s=ate of-beastly-in teXication. =Three _of the
crew were. struggling with that dreadful
sickness, yellow fever, and to. add to our
distresses,, Hinsdale' had made his, way
into the.hold and broached a cask of wine
—and .those who_ivere-not .sick followed
the example of the mate, and got drunk.
ft, was fortunate for all that the wind con
tinued light, and the weathar'pleasant.—
IJnifer these circuanslances I had ,no 'alter 7
native,•but to take on myself* responsi
bility. of navigating mid of sailing the ves ,
. while sailing along. the fruitful
shores of St. Domingo', and the romantic
and picturesque shores'olJamaica,'l passed
several Whole nights• on:deck, engaged in
tending upon the sick, triniming, the sails,
SmitKihe- man who was
. first• attacked
with yellow fever, did not recover. His
illness gradually increased, and he died on
the tenth .day after we left St. Pierrcs.—
,day of Captain 4carn - e-death', a
Toting-man-belonging to - ;Connecticut, was
also seized with illness, and died in five
dayB afterWards.f T'wo others were taken
alarmingly ill, but after suffering severely
fur several: days, they gradtially. recovered:
The cook, a:Stotit 'black fellow, inured to
hot climates, conceived that' he was in no
danger from the fever; and he reudered me
great assistance in taking care, of the Sick;
but on the Morning en Which we made the
nieinitaiiis of Jamaien;, lie: too was "seized
with, the yellow feverl?lta most terrific .
:His symptOme Were decidedly bad,
and , had no expectation. that .he would
ever get well;' , but an the third Alay,.of--his
sickness-: after the black vomit had evi-
-dentlf -Set in,. and 1 . sat : watching by his berth,
berth, eipeeting •in a few • min u tes • to. see
Ithnbreathe his. last, he seemed, trittAftitl
rice venter to his He drank a Milan
quantity; and from that moment his strength
gradnallrinereinied;the' fever left' hiM;:and
before we arrived it'New Orleans; 'he:fiad.
almost '4u tte • reeov'ered. bu se al way e
appeared to'irie a re Marliable Ciretlitance , ,
one 'far hieh I 'find if difficult to 'account
•' %V hile tiM cook Was ' , Still thingeroUsly
ill, one morning, as we' ere slowly wend.
ing our way7from the_ coascofJamaien,'l6-
wards the. Grand Clay Mans, •llinsdale crawl
:ad ..up !from , the half :deek;•.and- suddenly:
stood . :before, me: appalled • at the'
elningeewhicka few short hours Itail. pro.
ducOd .nppearanc*. -, The,ineer; was
no longer on his Countviance, - his e . yea
longer sparkled Walt. mischick,and Ititclattr
gunge- was no hinge!, interlarded. With' prti-,
fanitk.'.,, irkeyes , Were . glaisr, hie 'cheeks
were. palei•and a cold .sweat;. produced lA'
fep6 :stood-orthis-? forehead:
w. Wc . rei printek on h fe tures - ;,: in
deed, had.:,ildiver'; seen , die `Workings' bf
terror More--strongljtAlepleted on . the!fuee
---. 7 Aiii-be , bad:catitie for alarm: r' Theljel
low/ever' iiai:vpcsi,;litm - 41- I,liad%,ssiztid•
,hlt l; #l,o4 geep!liketratiPktmf
,ItictnintiSt4cpuLTi . .he , man • was , a. coward!
l iairattfielarikhe.:kin4atitrilierelb*,ooOti ,
.W.:liront,o I l'.)Oldnetas., , A,4tiluti - 4itiOtitiwlktiVrte,
:tlittilntyliatiktlecei!..o.'hitatugo/0 8-411 abilll
4 0' 61140 4
04,1 4 caa*/#4:dmdpigli««ind :die Appalling.
****ll-41#04,410 1 .(Upotviiitn'i - thab tiiq
!,forsook him. .11e - was sustaiinedilriAhat
dread hour by- a guildeas. , conicience, and
:by-a Steadfast, deep rooted: religious.prin
ciple..: A few_ hours after, this•fatat prog-:
.noite. made its ,appearance, •he died while
I- was bathing: his forehead, and a prayer
bung upon hiS even-as the - spirit left
the earthly tabernac le:: He died as beanie
.a . Christian,.ond- his featnres in death were
as tranquillas those.o . ta sleeping infant, .
His body was soon -afterwards commit-•
id to the deep; with ., sach ceremonies as
befitted - the: 'occasion ,-4ind Mr. -Ricker -- as-.
mimed the' &Oman& of the. ship: .'fhis
Man *ho .possessed-a Warm.and 'affection
-ate - heart. was de • ifily. moved by
Of the Captain.. Ile,.wiipt alOtid when the
interment took place, and- sought to alleyi-,
ate. hiti grief by: copious . draughts of intox
icating- :drinks! He • cried and drank hint=
sleep—;- - and in, few_ hours; ivlien,
he awoke, -he criekand.'drank to"-excess
- Incredible as it mayeeem; he pur
sued this Conrse,, witiohardlyatiy
Sion for nearly a week--and during the
greater part of that time, he utterly inca
pacitated hiMself by intemperance. from-.
tending to. any of his duties as Captain or
mate of the vessel. . • .
In the meantime, othetiof the crew-had
been- attacked with the dreadful disease,
-and the .decks.Of_the ship- resembled one
of4e--fiver---Wards-- - of—athospitel. The
.troantiof the. poor fellows - Buffeting muter
the attacks of yellow-fever; were sufficient,
one would think, to. have roused the feeling
.Of sympathy *in. -the .liardest,heart.• But
they had. no effect on' I,linsilale, except to
excite his Scorn •and derision - 1;- -- - - and — wheif
's peke tif
with a ribald jest on -his lips, and a earth)-
* scornful grin' on his countenance, I
longed to fell him to the deck. rebuked
him for his wantpf feeling. I:- told him
That proud as-.lie was of his strength, and
of his immunity from sickness, he might,
_notWithstanding, : beciaipe the . .prey dis-
C - ase,_ and 'an object orsympathy to his
shipmates. But the only answer Iteceiv
ed was alfOistetous laugh, as if thel idea
was too absurd to be entertained 'for a mo
inent - , _
auttra 450—'04 1 .), , a Siteicv
In tremuloiti2aceentshe'claieribed . to, ine
the simptmns Of the diliontie. 'HS Sem: ,
'plains:, much of 'the - ftlintititigpeini Itie'
tack' and.ehattldere;'and begged
,me to dd
something to and if
restore him to health'. He promised
me that he . .wonld be my - slave - Mr ,etter,
I would tescuOltiol . fromtlie jeWOOrdeath!
He, entreated' the to' bleed. hint; which' I
• attempted:to do, and opened - a.Nein in, each
arm, drop of biped 'Would.
flow.. ; • Th& Vile' current - Waieari:yooif •
fear !.-416 then urged me. , to:bathe
shoulders- with camphor and 'opodelchic;;;.
although I kfiew - that - ilte - operatiair -
Xvould produce _no': Effect; Leoritteitted '`tOo.
his wishes, and for. more than an beer it.
tubbed his hack as he desired, and bathia
his, head with. vinegar and Time-juirec
1- But the ,diseese- was' deep-seated, and
'ecipld nor be removed. It seized upen his
I vitals, 'and-. he rapidly grew *use. .• For
wciuld not. sutler what that man
suffered during the three' days that he Was..
rushing into the cold embracetif
'He knew nothing of the comfort of religien.,
His life liadbeettleose and depratiett.' Ho .
had been 'guilty of many crimes; and int
the day of death his evil deeds seemed tot
stand before - hint - in -- bold'relier - ,, -- They --
were inscribed on his heart as with vied •
hot iron. ,The stings of conscience piereeak_,
him-to the - soul,- and otvideritly-caused-bini- :
far more pain than, his:Physical sufferings,.,
Which_ Were great indeed... I tried to•_ad-- -
Minister. consolation to Win, bet in. veil* .
he'woulc) not listen to me when I talked or
death,. and metionedme away when I .at= . •
but, - wharliellitli. -
sayi seemed the. - Words of bitterness end . _
despair.- He was - reluctant_ to die, - and - -
struggled—fiercely for life to the last; but
lie was, compeller. to succumb to the king . -
of terrors, and 1.-never shall forget Ails : ,
- ghastly • countenance •atid disordered fea
tures of that -dying_ infidel, who otily.a few-_
'day s before; while-in the fill fluslibihealth ; -:.:
declared to, me with a diabolical grin, -that
he feared neither God nerman: :Ile died.
not the death of. the CI. ristiam. • • :
, The'clay after - Hinsdale's ob
served indications of a violent ,norther.- 7
We Were then in sight of the Isle of Pines,
and I felt that our situation was a•intieall
one. I then felt justified in doing4hatr
ought to have done before. I threw over- .
board every drop of spirit I could find 'in -
the cabin; and then I apTiCieU;tityielf to , . -
rouse Calfthin. Ricker from •his drunken
inactivity; After some little labor I suc- •
ceeded. I explained'to him my apprelient
eions..ofeosevere gale of wind, and the ne
cessitY of taking measures to - prepare the—
vessel for the expeetedhurricane. .
brought him to his senses at. once, and he .
entered with energy on the sphere of Mir
duties. Our crew Was mach-reduced- in
number and in. strength but Capt. Ricker
Was a petiverful mat, • and showed. himself:
a thorough i'seaman:. With die exceptintii
of myself, ite:‘vas the only person-on . bOaid"
who altogethei'escaped the attack . of the.
yellow fever. Whether.. drunkenness
_acted, in_ this case, as_a preventative-ornot,- ---
I will not underta ke to say.: • r
• We weathered the gale, and in, good
time,arrived safely at New Orleans.. AMU
here Captain Ricker did , justice to my•Oo n -i .
duct during the .pas Sage.. • He ref resented.
my character and serviee*int auchat favor-,
able light. to .Mr. Ware, the. comniercisl,
agent. of Mr . Gray,j'n .New Orleans, that.,,
instead of deniatilliog of tic the, twenty;.
dollars Which t hail agreed to-pay for my
passage, hot_refuntled• the, twenty dollars
, that I_.llacl already paid,. and :made, me-a , ,
handsome present besides.
tinned my conduct• in eommendatiory terms :
to .Mr. Gray, which was amtunlierof years: ,
:Mere/or - a' remeniberedto my - edVtititage., „ •
Many:Years have passed
,away since tile.•
events thave endeavored-to-describe - took,
place ; • ergo: fl w,,1 •can.not . - ,recor.!,to, •
Thew withont s, feeling of pain -for. it is.:
impossible dot any dine who is
distresSh a roortali:sickposs . 'produces
n boaril.:s ship at sea:. .Severtheless.:,l,
the deathof .the (71 riqttait. and . AO of.thit!
. be'Proper that the'aliave.;
is not a. tali of . : atiott.: It is not, merely -
finitittecljP., troth, the events .are de
lieribed.predaelk as they
1„Q74: fripod,has olipped, the :followings
from a, ; lpt per, prisota4l,ltinty , .two'rtartwingo4
it„ iii enter!, t4lttt
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