Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 6, 1839, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 6, 1839 Page 1
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NOT THE L O It Y O F C JE S A It 11 U T T ir K WEI.FARK O F 11 () M E . BY II. B. STACY- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1839. VOL. Xm--No.637 MUSIC. iiy n. Gir.nt.f.AN. Wnko music's voice iiml gio me song ! I 'oi II I rmony pball he The cImi in tit it t hinds my heart lo nil, Anil ccry heart In inc. Where inii!Ic is no ill may come, Anil sadness quickly flies Or c.ilim imo it pleasing dicam, When melodies ntise. And if nf fonj the bij;bpt bli.os VVmilil ci l ing mm ml knmv. Lei he.niiy (inly unldi I he "li.iin; And bid the miinticis flow . Tin1 inoiinlnin liiciiilicn liarmniy, 'I'lll' Utlllll Inn si I'm ill ill MM1K, Ami ciccan will) his dioatny viiiro, Sings high ila waves among. I5nl pongs of wood, or hills, or', Miiy never mice rnnii:iri! With muic. f.illinj limn I he tongue Of lovely woman fair. In loveliness, she xinnq nf tnve To her 'us kindlv yupn To raise the (jiipellinj tiuil fiom i And (nste the jn nf hc-ueii. .mil, SUM.MEIl AND AUTUMN. j 'nvo the tminmci jnvmn icigii 1 1 ij clear, blue, he. lining sky. And elnii'H fold, like iiui!id-uiiig, ittiiind ihew.iiin fin on lugh ! Fnir i? the eai ill ! the 'velvet arnM Clnihi's-Iiill, iinil nle, mid, And liiitvciH smile mil in i.itli.inee, Where'er the fool may lirnd, Tlieiiil isnllly lnrinii wilh l lw lianiiinrp ulmli it bear", Anil glad hud sini: in wavy bouha 'I'n ch.uin nwiiv our earec. The d.ij is lung and sunny, And u'entle in l lie niyht, And lniln mid beauteous ihiijs arc found W In-ie'er the eve may light. 1 lne the pnlier nntninii ! ' l'is A ahiilfoine i imp m me ! When ilie 1 1 p and mellow fiuit bends down 'I In- h.mly on haul lice 'J'hefonu' ihe Iwiali the riiijin shout hane-l field aie home, Wheie iiii limn tied lenpci-h.ieds lay low The nolilen hmIiin of coin ; The forest liees pin mi llieir robes A lii'hly vaned uientlv And iii.-liing winds to paly cheek Give ids; tinl of health, O ! dear to me is nimimn, Willi its calm and -nher jin. Though ii ho.isipih not ihe Miminci's heal, Anil clear, biiglil laughing skies ! TO A l.'OUN I'llY CllUllCH-YAUn. When faithful evening o'er the lanilj-cape steals, And animated naline jnealhes nnheaid ; W hen silent twilight hei ipy lobe, And the air li-irin to thai plaintive h'nd Inch siiigi iin-ecn in foliage hid ; 1 love to vuimler in thy gothie dome, Thiit alnu'Si like a mm s lands nimd Old gioaniii!; plm, wlicic inveiw claim a homo; And there I listen to ihe i-oiiouing rill, And inkling j;rns vvlieio sails the fitful breeze; 1 heai the nighl uiml, on the woodland hill, Making wild iniific 'inong the lonesome neea I'm inoieihan all I winch ihe dai-iesgiow O'er ono that was whom I no moie may know. From ihe Religions Messenger o( the Philadelphia Conference. EXTRAOKDIN AllY CIRCUM STANCE. The following cntiinnitiicalinn h.' been handed us for publication, by n gentleman of this city, who received it. as here stated, from the late eloquent and pious Summer- field, n short time before bis death. We know the writer; he is n man who is dis lingnished alike for excellence of character, credibility and moral worth. II W tmmi would at once remove every possible doubt ns to llie taithfiilnees and correctness with which the narrative lins- been ftirniisheil rind as to the certaml v, that llic acennnt we now give was communicated to bun by the person above mentioned. Lditor The fnllowtnir account I received from the lute Rev. John Siimmcrfield, soon alter his return from Enclmiil. Mr. Summer- field informed inlormed me. that he obiain ed the narrative from the Rev. Richard Watson, the gentleman who is now writing nn excellent work, entitled, 'Theological itiblilulcs,' one volume of which hns retich rd thic country. Mr. Wntenn received the iiccount from the Re. Mr. Mills, a ininm ter of talent, inteprity and hih ntandinir. in the Methodist Clitircli in England, ami who was an actor in Ihn extiaordinary i-cene. iir. waison lurilicr iniormcu ftlr Suminerfield, that ho was intimalely nc. qtiainted with Mr. Mills, and knew bun to hi a man of the greatest moral worth, ami by no means credulous. t,v Mr. Mills had travelled a circuit in Eng liiiul, in which lived a man by the name ol James, with whom, ins wile and children ho had been intimately acquainted, and at whofee hotiso ho lodged, in pasHiurr around the circuit. Ilo led the circuit alter huv mg travelled it ono year, to attend the Conference, and was again returned in it a second time. Hut in the interim, an epi ilemic disease had prevailed, in tlio place where James; resided, and both himself ami Ins wile were carried off by it suddenly nod within a fhrirt time of each other. Mr Mill's however, as iifual, went to his old lodging, which was then occupied by the children ; hut felt gloomy and distressed at finding Ihe above no longer enlivened by the presence of its former pious heads, who had been his intimate fnciidu; and in Onti stoto of mind retired to rest, in the fame room in which on former oucusiuns he had been in t ho habit of sleeping. Soon after laying down, however, Mr. Mills, with considerable astonishment, Juaiilj is lio supposed, 8oitic persona whis pering in an adjoining room into which lie immediately repaired, to nt-ccrinin who they were, but lound no one. Ho ngnin laid down, and connliided that liemnsl have been misioken ; but the circumstance bro't to Ins recollection n rumor which he had heard, at n place not very distant, to which he had paid hut little attention, that James and Ins wilo bud been seen by sever al pernoiiij Hineo their death ; ho again arn.'o nnd Fcarchcd the room, hut with the nine re-ult. He nrofo the third tune from Ihe Fame cnno; but after a Bind search, could tin (I no one. After this ho resolved to disregard it, nnd fell into n sleep and beard nothing more. The next morning hn left the house without mentioning thu cue umsisnca to the children, to attend nu nppiituintenl about three milec dislnut ; and us iimi.'iI. (lined nt the hiiti-e of n pious old lady in thu neighborhood of Ihe place. Thw woman, t bough poor nnd aged, bad always insisted on the preachers Maying wiih her; and through respect for her nge and excellent character, they indulged her wishes. She had provided for Mr. Mills a frugal repast, but declined eating; with him. stilting that she preferred waiting on linn. The o'd lady was rjonorally known by the familiar name of Nanny ; and by tin osuifj she va called by I be preachers. While Mr. Mill was enling Ins morsel, Nanny, who vvn rented some distance I'nnn linn, taitl, 'M r. MitU, I have a request to make of you.' 'Well Nanny, (he replied I what is it?' 'Why, (said the.) that you ureueh my funeral M.'rinon on next Snbbaili.' Thu request nslonirdiod Mr. Mills, who, looking ut her with surprise, said. 'Nanny, what is lite mailer with you ? Have yon lo-i your Reuses?' 'Oh. no, sir, (she replied.) I know perfectly well wlint I am talking about ; for I shall die on Friday, at three o'clock in the af'cruoon: and thn' yon will be some miles from this place, I want yon to comply with my request, and if j on have ever known any thing good of me, that may be servtcable to others, you can tell it.' 'But imiuI Mr. M.) before I promise lo comply with your rt quest I should be much gratified if you would in form me how you know that you will die on Friday, this being on Tuo.-day .-" 'Then, sir. I will inform you. You know, sir. ihal it litis been reported, thai James and Ins wife, have been seen at different places, by various persons since their death' True, (said Mr. M ) but I regard it as mere rumor.' 'lint, sir, (-he replied,) 1 caw them this morning!' ' You saw thorn?' Indeed I did, sir. Etrly this morning. while sweeping my ntry, I looked up inwards the road, and I saw two persons a man ami a woman, countiir toward the bouse, who appeared In mo to resemble James and his wile. I ceased to sweep and looked steady at them, until they came near lo me, when 1 found it really was them.' Saul Mills, 'why Nanny, were you not afraid?' 'Menfraid! Mr. Mills, (she replied) what I lo fear? Indeed I was not afraid, for I knew James and his wife in this world, and I am sure they were good people, and I was quite certain they had not become bad muco they It'll it. Well. r. as I was aying, they rame up to me. and I said, 'James, is that you?' and he said, 'yes Nanny, it is me; you are nol de ceived, and this is my wife.' And I said. lames arc you happy?' and be replied, 'I am, and so is my wile; and our happiness tar exceeds any thing we ever conceived of in this world. 'lint (said I.) James, il you are so happy, why have you returned?' lo winch he replied, 'strange as it tuny appear to you, there is siill n mystcrinu tie existing between us and our tnends in this world, which will not be dissolved on. til the resurrection; and oIm Nnnny, you ,-iiow, ttial I and my wile died suddenly, in consequence of which, it has been supposed that I left no wn.i. ; and in order to pre vent some uneasiness which is likely to exist among ihe children, respecting my properly, we have been permitted to re Miru to the world, and inform some person thai I did make a will, nod where il may be lound,' 'Wo went,' he continued, 'last night, to our former mansion, to inform Mr. Mills respecting the will, but found he was somewhat frightened, and therefore concluded not to tell linn, but to see yon tins morning, and rrqucrl you to inform him, as be will uine with yon to-day, lor wo passed him on the road ; and we knew. Nanny, that you would not be frightened.' 'No. indeed, James, I am nol alarmed,' bIic replied, "for I am vast glad to see you. cs. pecially since you nre happy.' 'The will, he said, "is in a private drawer, in the desk, which opens by a secret spring, here giv ing a full description of it.J which the chil dreudotiot know ol, nnd the executors live in the neighborhood. 'Request Mr Mills,' lie said, 'to return In Ins house alter dinner, and he will find the will, and can see tho executors, and have things satisfac torily settled in the family. And, tnid be, "Nanny, wo are permitted to inlorm you that on Friday next, nt three o'clock in the afternoon, you will die and bo with us." Ob! James.' bho replied, 'I am vast glad to hear it. I wish it wob Friday now.' 'Well,' said be.'ic ready, for the messenger will certainly call for you at that hour." hho replied, 'don't tear, James: by the grace of God 1 will bo reudy ;' mid they ten iter. Mr. Mills heard the account with no small degree- of astonishment: and cnnclu ded to return to tho huuse 1 ro in whence he came in the morning. Without the leust difficulty he found tho drawer and will bo also Baw tho executors, and was pleased to find thai the willguvu full satisfaction lo all concerned. On the tollowuii' Friday at three o'clock, pious Nunny died ; and Mr. Mills informed Mr. Watson, that he preached her funeral eermonun thueitccuu ding Habbulh. Mr. Watson remarked lo Mr. Summer field, thai hu had ahvnyu helore been nn unbeliever on iho subject of apparitions, but tic did tnoet fully credit Una account. From ihe Corsair, MR WILLIS'S FIFTH LETTER. Jottings Down in London, JVo. . I think Lady Stepney hod inoro talent and distinction crowded into her pretty rooms, Inst night, than I ever before saw in fuch n small compass. It is a bijou of n bouse, full of gems nnd statuary, nnd paint ing, but nil its capacity for company he in n small drawing room, a smaller recep tion room, nnd n very small, but very ex qtiisite, boudoir yet to tell you who were there would reatl like (Jolburii s list of au thors, added to n paragraph of noble ditiurs out from tin1 Morning Post. The largest lion of the evening certainly was the new Persian Ambassador, a mini six feet in bis slippers, n height which, with his peaked cnlpack, of n loot and a half, superadded, keeps him very much among the chandeliers. The principle article of his dress does not diminish the effect of his eminence a long white shawl worn like a cloak, arid completely envelo ping hiri from beard to toe. From the twisted shawl n round Ins waist glitters a dagger's hill, lumped with diamonds and diamonds, in moil dazzling prnfusiifn, almost cover his breast. I never saw so tunny together, except in a cabinet of regalia Close behind this steeple of bIuiwI nnd gem, keeps, like n short shadow when the sun i high, his Excellency's Secretary, n ihvarfi-hlv small man. dreed also in cash mere and cnlpack. and of u most ill-favored and how striugiah countenance and mien The master and man seem chosen for enn trast, the countenance of the Ambassador expressing nothing but serene good nature The Ambassador talks, loo, and the Secre tarv is dumb. Theodore Hook stood bolt upright against n mirror door, looking like two 1 heodon Hooks, trying to see which was taller, Thu one with Ins face to me looked like the incarnation of the John Dull newspaper. (of winch he is editor.) for winch expres sinn be is indebted to a very red face, and a very round subject (or a buttoned ii coat ; while the I look with his back to tin looked like nu author, for which be was indebted to an exclusive view of Ins crani utn. I dare say Mr. Hook would ngrei with me that he was seen, on the whole, at a most enviable advantage. It is so seldom wo look, bcviind Hit man. at Ihe author, I have rarely seen a greater contrast in person and expreieion than between Hook and Rulwcr, who stood near him. Roth were talking to ihe ladies one bald, burly, upright, and with a face of immoveable gravity; Ihe other r.light, with a profusion of curling hair, restless in his movement and of a countenance winch lights up with a sudden inward illumination. Hook partner in the conversation looked into his face with a ready prepared smile for whal be vvas noing to sny Rulwcr's listened with nn interest complete but without effort Hook was suffering from what I think h the common curse of the reputation for wit the expectation of the listener hud out. run the performer. Henry Rulwer, whoso diplomatic promo tion goes on much faster than can be plea sing to 'Lady Chevetey,' has just received Ins appointment to Fans the object of his fir-t wishes. He stood near Ins brother talking to a very beautiful and celebrated woman, and I tlioughi, spite of her Lady ship's description, I had seldom seen a more intellectual face, or a more gentlemanly and elegant exterior. Hayward, thu translator, sat talking to Dowager Duchess; Fonblanqtie siodd with his sombre visage against the wall while his beautiful wife sang to the tall Persian; Moricr, nuthor of Haiti liaba glided about with his flue, shining head and mirth-loving countenance, and diplo tnutisis and authors, dandies, dailies, and demoiselles, all people 'of mark,' circula ted to nnd fro, listened to the music a little nnd looked up at the Ambassador a great deal. Lntc in the evening camn in his Royal UiL'liness the Duke of Cambridge, and 1 wondered, as I had done many times before when in company with ono of ihese Royal brothers, at the uncomfortable etiquette so laboriously observed towards them. Wherever he moved in the crowded rooms everybody roee nnd stood silent, and by giving way much more than for any one else, left a perpetual circular space around linn, in winch, of course, Ins conversation had the effect of a lecture ton listening audience. A more embarrassed manner and a more hesitating mode of speech than the Duke's, I cannot conceive. He is evi denlly ?ne to Ihe Inst degree with this burdensome deference, and one would think that in the society of highly cultivated and oristocrntic persons such ns were present, he would be delighted to put his Highness into Ins pocket when tho footman leaves him nt the door, and hear no more of it till he goes again to his carriage. There wai great curiosity to know whether the Duke would think it etiquottical to speak to the Persian, as in consequence of the differ cuce between the Shah and the Urilioli en voy the tall minister is not received at the Court of St James. Lady Stepney intro duced them, however, mid then the Duke again must have felt Ins rank nothing less than a nuisance. It is awkward enough, nt any time, to converse with a foreigner who tins not forty English words in Ins vo cabulary, but what with thu Duke's hcsiu; ling nnd difficult utterance, the silence and intention of the listening guests, and the Persian's deference and complete inability to comprehend a syllable, tho scene was quite painlul. There was sotno of the most exquisite amateur Biugin;; I ever heard alter thu company thinned off u little, and tho fash ionablo song of Iho day was sung, by n must beautiful woman, in n way to movo half tho company to (ears. It is called 'Unlit,' and is a kind of recitative of (he ius0u in Scripture, Wfi.rc thou ocst will go,' clc. You will probably find in it tho last importation of music. Lnvcr sang Home of Ins delicious sonp-s in bin own delightful manner, nnd, by the way, tie is taming ot coirirr to the united Sinles to '.ry there his profession of miniature' pamter. lie is clever at every thing, and will be no small acquisition both to the arts in that difficult line, and to society. Mrs. Hill's beautiful -Flower Walisis.' of which I brought over n few cnpiis, have excited some wonder ns American compo sitions. 1 hey are played now with admi ration by some of the fairest fingers of May I' air. nnd I think, stnud in good chance of ruling Iho hour. In my account of Al macks, I did not mention a new nuadtillc, called the Queen's fnvonte. winch is sung uy the hand to castanets. Utiles into one's bee's okc Mercu'V. I picked up n volume of poems nt the club In-day, which I had never seen before, and here is one good thing from it: LINES TO A DEAD SISTER. BY JOHN KUNYON. I think of dice my sister, in my sad and lonely hours, And I lie llionj'ii o( ihec conies o'er me like the hrealh of m irninn (loweis. Like minie enchants the ear, like sighls that bless ihe oi c ; hike die leidure of the meadow the azure of the kv- l.ike iinnhow in tle etcniim. like blossom on the lice, Is the ihouslit ofihfe dear Cli.n lolle, is the ten dec thought of nice. I think on due, dear si-icr. I lliink on thee al even. When I fee iho fit dt and fairest slur tical out of He.ieu. I hear thy rweet anj touching voice in each sofi breeze ill 11 blows, Whether il waft led i.utiiinn leaf, or fan the sum mer TOM!. Ml id ihe waste of this lone heath, by lltia desert moaning sea, I muni n for dice, hit Charloltco, and shall cei tnouiii lor tltce. I have driven in ihe Path several days. admiring the Queen on horseback, and oh-erviiig the chanoes in the fashion ol driving, qnipages. &c. &c. Her Majesty seems lo me lo ride very securely oud tear ly, tiiough u is no wonder that in o country where every body rides, there dumb) be bolder and belter horsewomen. Miss Q,uentin, one of the Mauls of Honor. so id to be the bcht female r questnan in hnglnml, Makes the courage' out of the Queen's horse every" morning before the ride so thai slm i-i sponrnd nirninsl one class of accidents. I met tho Roval oartv vestertl.iy in full gallop near the centre of llottcn Row, and the two grooms who ride ahead, had brief time to do their work ol making the crowd of carriages give way On came thu Queen upon a dun rnlorod, li'oliiy "roomed liorse, with her Prime M mister on ono side of her, and Lord Ryron upon the other, her cortege of Maids ol Honor, and Ladies and Lords in waiting, checking their more spirited horses, and preserving always a slight distance between themselves and Her Majesty. Victoria's round, plump figure looks extremely well in tier dark green riding dress, bul I tliouiHit the mon's hat unbecoming. Her profile is not sufficiently good for that try mg blyle, and the cloth ruling cap is to much prettier, thai I wonder she does not remember that "nice customs curtsy to irrcat Queens, and wear what suits her. She rode with her mouth open, and looked t'xlnliratcd wilh the exercise. Lord Mel. bourne, it struck mo, was the only person in her parly whose face had not the con strained look of consciousness of observa tion, I observe that the 'crack men' ride with, out martiuguls, and that the best turn-outs are driven without a check-rein. The outstretched neck which is I he consequence, has a sort of Arab or blood look, probably object of the change; but the drooping head, when tho horse is walking or stand ing, seems lo me ugly and out of taste. All Ihe new carriages are built near the groond. The low pnrk-phtD'oii, light as a child's plaything, mid drawn by a pair of ponies, is the fashionable equipage. I saw the prettiest thing conceivable of this kind yesterday in the park a lady driving a pair of small cream-colored horses of great beauty, with her two children in the phm ton, and two grooms behind, mutinied on cream colured saddle horses, all four of the animals of the finest shape and action. The new street cabs, (precisely the old fashioned sedan chair suspended between four wheels, a loot Irom tho ground) are imitated by private carriages, ami driven with two horses ugly enough. J he cab. phtuton, (of wh'ch there was a very hand somo specimen at Cnllis & Lawrence's, when 1 lelt iNew VurN) is in great lasluon, with cither one or two horses. The race of ponies is greatly improved since I was in England. 1 bey are as well shaped as the largo nurse, wilh very fine coats and great pint. The children of the nobility go scampering through the park upon them, looking hko horsemen and horsewomen seen througha reversed opera-glass. They are scarce larger than a Newfoundland dog, but they putter along with great spued. There is ono lino lad of about eight years, whose parents seem to have very little care for his neck, nnd who, upon u fleet mill;. while, lung tailed pony, is seen daily riding at a rnie of twelve miles en hour through the most crowded streets, with u Bcrvant on a lall horse plying whip and spur to keep up with him. The whole sya. tern has the droll effect of a mixture ol Lillmut and llrobdinag. Lady Blessington'd different carriages are, still, each in their stylo, the most benuliltil I u r ii - (jut h in England, mid 1) Or sny's fine figure and noble horsemanship ive an nir o superior eleganeu to ins new sportod dress of the old English gentleman the blue coal, bull' leathers, and lleaetan boots. Talking with him yesterday on horseback in a bright sunshine, I eutild nut but marvel at the absolutely untouched youth ii ml freshness ol his fucc the eIuii ab' clear and faultless as u boy'tj of lourlecn, and his small delicate features showing nol even the first beginnings of the wear nnd tear nt iiiu, Yet 1) Orsav must bo somo where between thirty five and forty, and has lived n century of excitement and 'life.' What is bis 'well of Canalhos?' 1 find myself continually drawing com parisons between wlint I sco and what I left of the samo kind in America, and there are many things, the mechanic oris more particularly, in which I think we are steal. ing a march nn the old country. Our har nesses, for one thing, nre decidedly superior in mko ond style. I think Frost makes you n better coat than you can now get made in rjiigland, and I wa fortunate enough to bring one of Warwick's hats (I trust it will last mo till I return) which, my club ncquniulniices say, could not bo re placed in Rond street, for lightness and beauty. 1 have been surprised at, a similar impression with regard to some other mat. ters of rather graver wciirht. and I am in clined lo think wo may soon find ourselves in a relative position to Ennland in the art of living, such as would be scarce credited by those who remember the relative ones of the mother nnd child. n. v. w. From the Albany Evening Journal. TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA. Tho Harpers have published, in two vol umes, the Travels of the Hon. Caaui-ks Augustus MunnAY, in North America, during tho years 1834, '5 nnd 'G. We were led lo expect, from what we had heard of the habits and bearing of thii young noblcrcan. a frank, fair, honest re port of nil he moi with, worthy of remark, in his rambles through our country; nnd in this expectation wo are not disappoint ed. The work is ohkc creditable to h s head and his heart. He was an intelligent enterprising, gallant fellow, whose enlhu siasm and love of adventure ltd him to ex plore the rudest and wildest regions. He wtitcs as he rambled, with grace nnd free dom. Coming wilh his mind free Irom taint, nil that he saw and heard was im pressed upon it. in truth and honesty. Generous, confiding, and social himself, ho inspired kindred emotions wherever he sojourned. The consequence was that be found respectful and tcceptable nttcntion and civilities, where the Halls, Fiddlers, Trolloppes, and Maryatls complain of rude ucss and insult. Mr. Murray started from Liverpool, in the ship Woverly, Capt. Phillips, in April 1834. The ship when two thousand miles out, sprung a leak, which required the constant exertion of every man on board for nine days and nights, to save her from sinking. She finally made the port of Fayel, where she was four weeks repairing and from thence was six weeks in getting to New York. There is a beautiful mor al in the following extract ; "Here I mut pause to dwell for a mo ment on (he illustration, afforded by our present circumstances, of the inscrutable wisdom and mercy of that Being whom we are coiiflantly insulting by onr dioobedi ence, and insulting by our ignorant coin plaints, but who, nevertheless, bears with our infirmities, and often compels us lo love and admiration, by making the very grievances ol which we complain the visi ble instruments of our preservation. This reflection was suggested by looking at the scene on deck ; for during the first week of ihe voyage, we, in ihe cabin, had often complained of the smell, dirt, and other nuisances occasioned by tho number of emigrants stowed in the steerage, most of whom were, as I have said, of the most wretched and ragged class that Ireland ex ports to the colonies ; nnd we had often remarked In w much more agreeable the voyogn would have been had they not come on b und. Had our wish been granted, our term nf life bad now been short indeed. If the ship's compliment had consisted only of the crew and cabin passengers, wc should have been ere Ibis, worn down by fa tigue, and unable lo keen her ofiuat; for besides the ordinary sailor's doly, the pump required six men to work without intermission, day and night, while the lien v. ing over of cargo found full employment for twenty more." Mr. Murrny remains but a few days in New 7ork, makes a jaunt to Rockaway, and then passes up the Hudson, stopping to admire West Point. Of Albany, he soys " After leaving West Foint, wo pursued our way up the Hudson as far as Albany, passing through beautiful scenery, leaving on our right Hyde Pa'k, and a number of proudly woodeil villas, and on our left the Catskill mountains. Albany, tho capital of New York, js one of the oldest settlements in the United Stales I believe- the first in tho upper states, having berni settled in Id 12. It is a busy anil a prosperous town, and as it forms the termination both ol the Erie canal and of Iho Hudson and Mo hawk rail road, is n place of much com mercial activity. The population is esti mated ill lwenly t"il:i thousand, and this city mry be pronounced the greatest emporium of internal trade to the United Slates, Eitibittcs taken last year, and bated upon accurate calculations, compute thu value of goods brought into it through the Erie nnd Chuiiiplain canals, ul two million and a half sterling. "The cupitol, end several other public buildings uppesred worthy of notice, bul I had no time to visit them on this occa sion. Tho principal proprietor iu the neighborhood, is Gen. Stephen Von Rons. selaer, better known by the appellation of ratroon, who is mentioned in the books of all American travellers, as one of Ihe largest landholders in the States. 1 had tho pleasure of being introduced to Him respecluble and venerable old gentleman at Saratoga." Of Canandaigua and Genesee, and nf Messrs. Gncio, Duncan, &. Wauswoiith, ho says : "From Auburn we look saddle-horses r.nd rode to Geneva, a beautifully situated town on Seneca lake ; thenco through a country bearing marks of improved culti vation nnd prosperous condition, to Can. andaigna, passing over Ihe fine lako'Cayu. gn on a wooden bridge, the length of which I concicve to be nearly a mile and a half built tin piles. Nothing can bo more neat and rnmfortnble looking than the 'village of Ci h'tndigua ; it is composed of one long trcei, which is, indeed, a series of villas, each house being shaded by walnut, hick, ory, and other forest trees. "Having letters of introduction to Mr. G., nu eminent Scottish agriculturist, and my companion being acquainted wilh Mr. 1J., another Scottish gentleman settled here, wo snnn found ourselves in the en joyment of every comfort that Ihe most kind nnd considerate hospitably could offer. Mr. u. was one of Ihe earliest settlers in this pari of tho country, and by unwearied perseverance, consummate ability, end un sullied integrity, has raised himself in this district to an eminence, both in fortono and character, that may be prounced envi able, Indeed it was wilh mingled feelings of astonishment, pleasure, end national pride, thni I saw this man doing thn honora of his table in a house that might vie in comfort and luxury with any of the villas near Loudon, rind looking from its roof over u vaEl plain of corn, Irutt trees, and Hardens, on which, when he first came to 'ihe country, the impervious forest grew. and the red man and Ihe deer wandered. " Wo spent two or three days here most agreeably, and I derived much useful infor. mation from conversation with Mr. G. re specting the method pursued in surveying, clearing selling, and otherwise managing the tracts of land disposed of in thts'coun iry. "From Canandaigua, which I left with much reluctance, we passed through a thriving and Well cultivated country lo Genesee, where I had the pleasure of bc ing introduced to Mr. W., the owner of a magnificent estate in the Genesee flats. Fortune seemed not yet wearied of being bountiful, and allowed us to see this most beautiful valley, with ihe advantage of residing in one of the most hospitable and agreeable houses that I ever entered. Mr. W.'s son accompanied us through his ex tensive farms, which nre formed equally to delight the eye of Pouesin or a Sir J. Sinclair. The broad meadows of an allu vial soil, covered with the richest grasses, as watered by the winding Genesee, are slndded with trees, beautifully and npgh gently grouped, among which aro scatter ed large herds of cattle of various breeds and kuuN, both English and American ; ihe meadows are here and there intersper sed wilh fields of Indian corn and wheat, while the lulls that rise on each side aro crowned with umber, excepting spots where the encroaching hand of improvement has begun to girdle some of the tall sons of the forest, whose scathed tops and black bare iinns, betokening their approaching fall, given picturesque variety to the scene. ' Yet this scene, extraordinary and in teresting as it was, possessed less interest lo a coiitoii plativo and musing mind than the venerable and excellent gentleman who had almost created jt ; for it was now forty-four years since Mr. W. came as the fi st settler to this spot with an axe on his shuul ler, and slept the first night under a tree. After this he lodged in a log house; subsequently in a cottage ; and ho is now tho ouiversally esteemed and respected possessor of a demesne, which many ol tho proudest nobility of Europe might look opon with envy, where he exercises the rites of hospitality in the midst of his ami able family with n sincerity nnd kindness that I shall not easily forget." After visiting the Fulls, Mr. Murray descended the St. Lawrence to Ogdens burgh ; and thence, as the cholera was raging at Montreal and Quebec, proceeded by .'and to Burlington, Vt. where ho was chnrmed with the town, and pays a hand' some compliment to our friend Thomas; who then kept an excellent Hotel there. At Montpelier he bunght a French pony (to share the toil with the horse purchased at Auburn) and here, in the handsomest manner, ho vindicates our countrymen from tho imputation so unscrupulously cint upon us by most foreign louritis. of being cheats and sharpers : 1 Here I cannot help malting a few re marks upon n subject on which I think the general opinion in Britniu is erroneous. Wo are taught that the Yankee is uiv.iri nbly n biisptciuus and avaricious man in his money tiuiisuciious, and incapable of tliosu feelings nnd acts of liberality for which the Ornish chaructor is distinguish ed. I shall mention two instance that occurred m ine m the space of lour days, which showed a very different character from that of which the New Englandcra arc accused. Tho chungo in the route which the prevalence of the cholera at Mont run I induced mu to adopt, had preven. ted me from drawing any of tho money which I intended to get in that cily, and my finances were therefore so much redtn ced as in leave mo only just sufficient tu take mu as far us Boston, Upon my men tioning the ciicuiiistancc to Mr. T., mj

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