Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, June 5, 1840, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated June 5, 1840 Page 1
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N O T T II I! (J 1, O H Y O F C Ai S A It IJ tJ T T II K XV K T F AllH F it 0 M K . BY M. B. STACY. VO?, XTIT No. 676 Tlic Funnel' of Aoi'Ut Itciitl. Cnn grateful freemen -ltlit hi.s claim--, Who barvely jlid defend ThiMr hvet nmi forluno on tlic Thame--, Tin.1 Farmer of North Hand 1 Tliu Fanner of North Hcnd, my hoy., 'I'lie Farmer of North Hcnd, We'll give a right goo.t hearty vote. To tliu Farmer of North Deiid. The trump of Funic In Moriclong Tin' Patriot's deeds vhall tell, wl Freedom'.- voice tin' strain prolong. The gladsome chorus swell. Thu ghulsonioelionis swell, my hoys, The cliuKoniouhoriii) swell, WVli join to-d.-iv m merry song, Tho gladsome cliuius .-well. The Chieftain heard the stirring drum, And bent his soldier how, Hut victor soon ho hasted home, lli farming lield-i to mow. Hi Cirlii'i"-f (!"!' " !, my bny- His farming fields to mow, Fxrlmntred the sahro fur thu seytlie, llis farming lields to mow. Tho'isli yontlilnl valor bravo'y won The laurel to his hrow, Yet vieloiy'- own ti iiiinihant son Now hold-the Veonian's plonah. Now hold- the Veenum'- ploiijrh, my boys. Now hclil- the Yeoman'- plough, And soon we'll try hi- trii-ly hand To hold the Nation's plough. Now hear the note, hi country' call, From the hill top- and tho shore, It eome- from camp and cot and hall, And all the vallcv's o'er. And all the valley's o'er, my boys, And all the vally's o'er, It calls him lo tlic rc-cue, boys, From all the valley's o'er. Tin: Iloro, who ley years ago Once voro the war'rioi'- mail, Now eome- to beat the Yeoman's foe, A Farmer Willi hi- llail. A farmer with hi- llail, my boys, A farmer with his llail, And they'll irctn r glil good ihra-hing yet From tlic Farmer with his llail. Then cheer up, my boy-, to-day, A hclpin? Iiand'wu'll lend, And pledge the Urnnite Stale, to-day, To the Farmer ot'Nor'h I lend. Ti e Fanner of North Mend, my boy-, The Farmer of North Hcnd, We'll pledge the OranitcSlnlo to-day, To the Farmer ol North Jlend. From the N. Y. Kxpre . A VISIT TO THE NORTH BEND. When in my boyhood, much nf or tho thrillhis events upon our nilili We-teru Frontier, thoiiL'li not so lona that the event- were not fre-h upon the niemorio- of all, I rem I the history nf the la-t Wai ns carried on in Ohio, Indiana, Miehiiran and Tpper Canada, 1 felt a lon-Mmr de-ire to -ee, not only the Thcalie of thi-o event-, but the if i cut actor- in tlicni. Tiupccanoc, Foil Mcis-, :-nn-.ln-l.y and the Thames have I ecu cla l : ground hi invTancy, a-Thermopylae, or .Maiathon, and i ii'iv mi in. ii ii was - in. an ii ' .'J i"r in' Aniencaii lo make lii-pilgnma'j-e lo ibeballlotielil. wlicietlio We-twre-tli.il with the suvaire, or the Hriti-h and the savage, a- to lbiul.or Hill, or Concord, or Lexington. U i- not the inaunilwle of the -lnuuliiertliat niul.o- the Ilattle l! round nn inorlnl, bu' the magnitude ol'tlie event- it determine-, and thu-Tippecanoe and the Thame- aie a.- pirat events in the eye- of the Wel a-Hiilll.-bcr Hill and .Saratoga ui the eye- of the Ka-t I lir-t tell it a duty lo pay my re-pert- to the Commander-in-Chief of the Aiiny or Armies that li berate! u- from the -avii'-'o-' of the North We 1, liced Ohio, Indiana and .Michigan of thu lirni.-li, and ended hi- campaign- -o gloriou-ly by the route of Procter and the deatli of 'l'eciiiiieh on the Tliame- in t'ppcr Canada. I met (iciieral Ilarri-ou in Ciivinnati at the table of a common friend, and having leceivcd an invitation from the old soldier to vi-H him on lu Farin at the .North Ilend, 1j mile- I elow Cincii naii, I had no di-po-iiion not to accept his ho-pi-tulilvaiul the invitatinn. I wu- to meet him by .appointment on the l.owe lo take ihe Steam lloa't down the nvcr, but leing thcie lir-t, and liaving lime to loi.l; al out, I co.ild not but be -tri.cl, with ihe -implici'y and lepiiblicaiii-m of hi- manner-, a-he npproa'chod with his saddle bag.-on one arm, and a tin pail on thu other, thu lir-t having Id wardrol e I prc-ninc, a-1- the cii-tom otien in the We-t, and ihe oilier some little nece ur.'o-, pro bably, for his family. A- ho stopped to tall: a moment or so wilha friend, a large group, stimu lated by ctirio-ily,-oon gathered about hnn,among the many ol'llie'ltnutiueii of the Levee, stranger fn.m Tciine ee, I hu '-, and Mi curl and other place- on the Iiiver, draymen and leain-tei'-, ': . Vc, with whom ihe S'eain lloat Levee i-so of.cn thronged. The crowd becoming iinplea-anily large, though m the hige-t degree ic-pcclliil, and probably all hi.- friend-, for he exchanged eivililie with many, and he seems to Know almo-t every bndy, hu'withdiew to the .Steam lloat, where, however, he wa-followed, by a con-idcrahle body of team-tors from Indiana, who with their long stout whips under the arm- of their liusey wonbey frocUs, a- thev chatted pleasantly with the vene rable old Chief before them, made a picture Koine in it- be-t day.- might envy. Thev told him they were hi- "ll'oovhier llovs." and bid liiiu"goo'd bye" only when the tinlcle of the last Steam lloat Hell made them hurry away. In an hour ora little inure wo were at tho North Ik-nd, oealled from a Noithcru Head ofihe Ohio Kiver. Ceo. Jlarn-oitV Farm encircle tin- I lend directlv upon the Kiver, and much of it is bottom land, idl of an excellent ipialily. It I- a very largo Farm, but ha- been much larger, once stretching over to the Miami Iiiver, but the (le ncra! has sold some, umfgiven away moie to Ins children who are -I'ltlod around him. A large ditch now, lobe the White Water Canal hereafter, l upon the margin of the Kiver and in wet weather, it is muddv audditlieult to pa-s. A large miinl er of laborer are at pro-cut at work upon it. lri-h-inen and Oermaii-, who adore tho (leueial, and who rally for him to a man J ami they ate tun nelling a huge lull, on thu side- of which i- his orchard, and through tin- tunnel this C'anal i- lo Mretch into Indiana lo bring the Trade of thu Ka-l-:m part of that Slate to Cincinnati. Hy a contract ihe lieneral ha got out tho stone, and is now get ting cord wood to burn the bricks that mal.'o the arch of the Tunnel. Aswoappria heJiliorc-idoncoof (Ion. Harrison, fill in view of tliu Kiver, and yet some ih.-tance from p, he remarked ll. i' there was his dwelling, ..,,,11,, .,,1 tl.ni ii'lien mi ridicule it was called u i.og Cabin, the starters of the story had inoieof lact loiiuilllieirjcer upon man many neio uw.u--of, for in the raiiso (and the le-idencei- a collec tion of small house.-, nil humble, ami yet ullooiu iortahlo and neat J of one of the Jliiildiugs i- a Lona fide. Log Cabin, now well boarded though, and well painted, wli. b l.c had kept, and connected with tho other.-, cm account of some attachment lie had formed tor it, it having been the resi dence ofsoinu of hi finnili'. A beautiful lawn j lieforo the IIou.-u sloping towards the Kiver, and diicctly in front is a fence of hewn po-t con nected by plum iron rods. The Cattle were graz ing about this lawn in 110111' and among them wero severa much cowhiw "f.it as butter. A A flock of sheep were on the other side of tho l.awn, ju-t over a creek, now swollen by the liack ot thu Ohio, and thu hums nul iiit-hotic nro m thu icnr of tho dwellings. Tho farm mid dwellings have the appearance of many in thoval Icy of Virginia and of borne in New Fuglaml, though land there i more precious, and farm more subdivided among ehildien. All looked I1I.0 a good, substantial Farmer'. Homo, who had nil of the nciv-saric-, and many of the comforts, though but lew of the Inxuric of life. Such is tin: ictlied dwelling of the now venerable man, who loll the happy home of his Father on .Iamo Iiiver, Virginia, when but a youth, to follow a an en sign the fortune of Ocn. Wayne, whom (ion. Wu-hmsrtoit had dcpalchod, after tho di-atet. of llarniar and St. t'lair, to retrieve our fortune upon ihe Indian Frontier, and to make Ohio, We-tern Virginia and Kentucky habitable fir thu white man. Thi i tliu lumu of a sou of the signer of the Declaration of Independence, and ol thatfiecmaii of Virginia, who nfier hu had n-ked hi- own o-ta(eandlifu by ailiM,.g hi inline to that in-lriiment,williiigly tru-ted lii-(-on to thu perils of thu savage and the wildcrnc.-lo cany out the purpo-o- of I'lovinin the exlen-ion and e-tabli-h-incntof tliu principle of thu revolution. I wa- soon ''at home" in lite House of Genera! llarii-on. Hi- wife wa introduced, who told me Long I-land wa her birth place vilhhold 1 iliiti. fti.' -Ji" bml li'i ,n Oni -iiotiili tor 12 year-, and she was iputc coiilent, and never wi-'lied to go, so long as ?hu ennld have her hu baud and her children around her. O ir supper wa soon served, at an early hour, 1 cfore six o'clock, tlicu-ual -upper hour ofthe country, and wo had 011 the tabic tin good and plain fare of all substantial Farmers, the be-t of butter made in (ion. Harri-on'. own hoii.c, Corn Hrcad and Flour Dread, with mill; in abundance and rich as cream, and when this tea wa over, Mr-. Harri son her-clf, though not unattended by domestic-, seemed to prefer tho -uperiiitendcncc ofthe di-po-sal of the ail'air of her own Table. 1 pas-ed the evening in social conversation with (Jen. Harri son, when at my rcquo-t, after relating lo 111c a rich fund of anecdote re-pecting the Western country, he took a drawing I had of tho Dattle Ground ofTippecanoc, and nanated, with a re markable power of recollection, all thu details of that battle and of that inteio-ting campaign. At nine o'clock, he said it was hi- bod lime, for "I rise at break of day," and he showed me my room, well warmed by a coiuforlablo lire, anil bade ine good night, f took up thu Diographv of his Father, in "ihcliVe. ofthe signers ofthe De claration of Independence," and lead the good ser vice that di-tingiti-lied man performed for hi- own State, and tor the whole Nation. What amazed me in the icllcction upon that Life, con-idcring also the service of tho son, wa-, that in a stale with -o much of local, historical and family pride a- Virginkij there can 1 c a doubt a- to a political ic-ult, particularly when that Fatii.lv and its bran ches are now so extended in Virginia, bcing eou nected by mairiage even with the family of Wn-lt-ington. ' Soon nfier the rising ofthe sun Gen. Harri-on hini-elf wake I me up. "Wo ri-o in tho morning, in the couutiy here," said he. I wa soon at the breal;fa-l table whore the family was waiting. 1 found that the general had liui-hcJ hi- cone--nondoiico for thedav, and large iiareels of Letter- weio upon hi- table I eforu him. The 1111111I or of iNcw.-paper.- about were a- many a- in an tlitor .-Clo-c'. Journal- from Maine to New Orleans being in abiindauee before him. The Ixlilor- of the land supply him lil orally with their Journal-, and lie read- 'what they have to say of him at length. The nbii-o though, bodi es not stand with the forlitudo ol'the I'olitican. What on earth, he exclaimed at one lime, will they say of me next 1 I have a leUer of tin- -or!, even Irom a mail in Highland Co. (Ohio,) wMu'ng 10 know if I did not go through there a few viecks-iiu'O wilh a huie m,I tl...v uviv.K- "1I .'I "k- charge a-11 calumny. There i- scarcely anything I am not a-kiil,aud'if I wcrelo au-wcrall lhi-Cor-o-poudi'iiee-from per -on-loo,whoaie entire stranger.-, loiue, I -hould have no time for anything o!-e. Whir would become of my Farm ' The fact i- the Gemral 1- over-wlielmod" wilh New-paper.- and Corre-poiiilcnec, and the liill of I'ostage 1.- such a-ought not to be put upon -uoh a man. Hi-I'o-i Oilicc i-"'Clove-," "Hamilton Co.," but ma ny of hi Letter- coino to Cincinnati. He hiinior-ofi-ly icinarkeil, "I am glad that M a or J towing ha-got along, l'orl eoiislituled him niy-olo "Com mittee," and you see how many paper-, and what a ma- of Correspondence he ha- to icad." Paper-, by the May, are 111 riving da.ly, directed to "Major Downing, North licud.'' I did not see the Major, b'it I pre-miio he wa- out ill the wood-, with h's "Axe" chopping co.-d wood for the "Gin oral." Hi.-pre-ence I may add hascreatcd iputua scu-ation in the-e part-. In the cour-e of the morning, a-trangcrou hor--el lack, wilh tin1 gicen loggias on which the Virginian-of.ou wear, and the Kentiickiau- and Ton ne cans loo, I pre-iiine, oanie riding up 10 the IIo'.-c, which i-far oil' the eouinirni road, and the General I eing inlbriiied that a stranger n- riding up, ho mot him at the door. The -traugcr wa- an inline stranger, whom thu General had never seen I olbre, but lie welcomed Inni 111, ami he wa soon seated by 1 1n: lite. When the stranger had ar ranged hi-log upon the round.-of the chair, and dropped hi- bodv lack, hi-had leaning against the wall, one leg then thrown over the toe- point ing higher than his head, he opened upon the General, with a loiiiid-aboul tall., the siib-tauce u Inch wa- that he wi-hedto have soincconver-a-I1011 v. i'h him. "Well," mul the General, "I shall beplca-cd lo hear what you have to .-ay." "Hut some talk wilh you all 'alone I want," said the stranger. "Some private eouver-ation !" rcpeatol the General, "Well, walk in hcie," and he look I11111 into another room. In a very few moments, however, the General and the -tr.uigcr came back the Gcuei.il leading the way and icmarking, -'Sir down, sir, wo can .-av all wu have to say hero. We have no need of liaving piivalu eouver-alioii tiDOti Politics-. Indeed I never la'k I'olitic- 111 my Ilon-e. if I cm helti it. If vou will sloii and dine wilh me, and take my fare, Mich as it i-, I shall be very happy to welcome you, and 1 dare say wo can ns our imiomoro agiceably than in political disciiion. I did not seek 1I10 position in which tho people have nut ine, and I am not going lo electioneer for tins honor.- of it, and it seems 10 ine there i-quile enough m my long public life, in which 1 have cxpre cd opinions tiiion n.'l political subjects, 111 satisfy the people much bettor what 1 think or what 1 woiilddo than any promise.- coin ing from niejii-t now." All ihis'in -iib-tanee the General plca-aiitly icmarl.ed, and the -Iranger cros-iug hi- leg- again, and throwing back his chair, accepted the invitation to dinner, and ex cused him-elf for such a political '-all, by saying that hi- neighbor- in Onondaga county, New York, knew he was coino out We-t, and thu wi-h-ed him "irm,bo.Coiiiinitlec-lil;o to fall on iliu General, mid see what ho thought about Aboli tion !" Two Van Huron men from Loui-ville cai. led the other day to eatcehi-o him al.-o, as 1 under-toed in Ciueiunatti ; and when they icinaikcd that they weiu ignorant of his icws upon this subject, 'he ocn-ely icpliod, they could not expect to be well mlormcil, as long a- they oonllueil their leading to 01m class of paper.-, and thcie upon jl0 took Miinu Wing journals, in which his Cheviot speech wa it-published, and iceoluiiieuded their perusal of that. The Dinner Table had other guc-ts than the stranger and my.-elf. A largo l'.itty from 1'ittsburg on a plea-ure excursion mark that, an ercur. sicm of know not how many bundled.- of in ilcs fiom I'ltt-hiirh to thu Falls of St Antony even stopping over night at Cincinnati, sent 'forward llnco gentlemen to reiuio-t of thu General thu per- mission ofthe Company lo wait upon him, and to pro-cni incirre-peci-. ine lion, jiarinar I'ciiuy one, who introduced tho other-, r,nd wo had a tery ngicoaljlo Dinner i'arly on a good l-'armtr's fate wilh a luinl of remark-, and anecdotes of time, present and pa-t, in which no one led oil Willi moie vivacity than Gen. Ilarri-ou himself. Wu tnlkcil of every thing obo but I'obiic all Poli ticians us w" wcic, such as the raising of Cattle i the making of canals, the amazing progress of this wilderness country, ihogrouth of which all ( it'll. Harrison had seen wilh his own eye; and by the liinu ihoihimer was over, a Hand 'of Mn-iu in tlioilistuiice heralded the approach of ihe Steam boat I'enn-ylvania, wilh a largo company of Oonllomeii and Ladies on board, and a body of V. S. Troop., on their way to Fort Leaven-worth. The Gentleman soon lauded, and their coin'niitee walked with them from the lloat to the Hou-o, where they were Introduce!; but the inclemency of thu wua'lhcr, and the dilllculty of, pas-ing the mud of 11 new canal jtttdug lei ween the Kiver and the Hoii-c, with the gra all saturated wilh rain, pievenlediho call of the Ladio-, Jind llie (Jencra! sallantly ollereilto call upon ihcin. The gentleman depopulate ! the rose bushes about there of Hud-, a their olk-rings from the Log Cabin to their Ladies fair, and in a few minute the whole Party were 011 board again, with the General in their escort, thu Hand ofMu-io giving him a lively greeting, and the Ladio a livelier one still, when ii general introduction look place. A half hour pa ed 111 -oeial intercourse, in thu ptnyfulne and tactot which, but few, very few men are thoivpial of Gen. Harri-on, the Company ol'tk S. Troop being nut brielly reviewed, witoni hu scanned with a soldier.-'. eve", and saluted with a soldier'-eo'ir'-o-y, ho look Ins leave, amid the wavug ofbni.d l.cV .ileb, the cheer- of the Gentlemen, nnJ the loud peaks of a not incllicicut Hand, tho Go!.ernl standing upon tliu shore, amid largo bodie- of Workmen on the canal, who had ru-licd to sou the, to them, novel scene. Thu hospitality of Gen. Harrison was not mi.-Ii nsto permit mu to leave hi liou-u in onu day or two, or three, and I have seldom, if ever, i;i od any time in my life -o agreeably. To an La-lorn man, hi-conversation i the 1110-t delightful hi lory. Hi colloquial power.- are remarkable, and Ids' memory i wonderful, 'lo 1110 it was 111010 entertaining than them-i-t delightful romance, for loinance that seems, wherein he ha been thu Hero In youth a 1111 en-igii, a an aid dc camp under General Wayne, his manhood a- the Gov ernor oflndiana, and Commander-in-Chief of our arniie in the Wct and North We-t. "Wheie MadnincTiollopo'. Ilaanr now stand-in Cincin nati," said he, " many a tune have I wheele I and marched my company in what wa then Fort Wa-hingtoii." "Philadelphia, and New Voik," he added, "were long after approached only 011 horsed ack, though Kentucky, Tonnecu" and Virginia." "From the .Miami," pointing to the .Miami Kiver, not far Iron 1 hi own farm, and on which his son'.- farm lie-' "Mr. Jellei-.-on, by his commission a Governor of Indiana and Fpper l.oii-iana, vc-ted mo wilh an authority greater than a Komaii Pro-Cin-u!, inula Comnii ion of mine could mal.ua magi-Irate who-ejiiri-ihction should slietch from thence lo .Mackinaw, where it was too cold for corn to grow, even to region productive of cotton, and nlmo-t of sugar." I think 1 have personally obtained for the country, from the Indian-, moie millions f acres of land than tho -word of a conqueror ever permanently won, and I liu-t never diiionc-tly." To hoar anil see a plain firmer talk thu-, all hi-tory more than continuing hi- every remark, and that farmer too in the vigor of a ripe old age. now reaping the reward ofhonu-l mdu-try amid hi-own well earned field-, seemed to mc like a dream, and I can hardly realize that tin- Onto, tin- Indiana, 1 not a vi-1011 eieatcl by some Magician. When Napoleon conquered a city, when the iri --olor wa- earned by hi- legion- upon tho battlemcnt of licrlin or A ienna, Pari- wa in ec.-tacy, and all France rang with acclamation-, but hero 1- an American Ca'ar, at work on hi own farm, now making for him In- own commentaries, who car ried the American ilag, thefuithe-t it wa earned in hi-own lime, further than from Koine lo the Danube, among terrible -avagu- too, and who only laid down hi sword, when tho fore-t wa .1...'.. .1M..MI, 111,1 1h.1t I'i.i- . ,1-. 1 ... triumph iu the ("pperino-t Canada t-irthcr in ad vance in the Hritish dominion than since thu day.- of Montgomery ; and more ihan all tin though, where tin- wilderness was, here 1- not one city, but a wildcrncs- of eitio- now, tliu mo-t 1 cautifil of which 1-that where this young J-.'n-si'gn wheeled hi-company. Farmer- innumerable among ihcin loo, and au'enipiro of people, among the happiest, the wcalthie-t, and lVccct on earlh. I -ay all 1I11 seem- to ine like a vi-:on, and when I dwell on it, and think of the service- ol Harrison, and his armed Pioneer-, 1 cannot but fjcl thattho true glory ofthe Ciczar- ofliomeand of Faneo dwindle into nolhiug, a compared willi the wonderful achievement- of the man who-oto.l and blood hau made so many People happy. We L'a-tcrn People know nothing ofhov.-thi-eouutry wa-won and settled, and hence wu can not iindcr-tand the c ithu-iasin wilh which Gen. Harri-on in-pirc hi- friend-. Wo love llm-e who have loon 1 i-might up wilh 11- at home an 1 in school but how much more i.- the love of thein, who have I ecu rocked and cradled iu danger, wlio-e lionie lia-- icon tliu common wilderness, whoo I ed Ihe bark of tree-, who-e nm-io but the yell and howl of the painted savage., an I who-u welcome 1 ut the tomahawk- and i-illo, and how intense 1- ihe love of ho ina-e- for that slight and i.ttcnuated and yo.ilhful Leader, who scare-all tin-danger, who-'o valor i-a pattern for them, who'O tongue in.-piiiu ihcm m action, and uji'i-e pi'ii record-their worth. Tin- islhe-tory of Harri-on, ami upon -ueh principle, the alii- -tioii of thu We-t for him is loundcd. And now thin- of

the terrible indignation that await- 1I10-0 who decry ihc-o deeib, and I'eni unco the actor a- a poltroon oracoward,-o nriuy of ihu oye-witnu c bcing yet all vo, mid on the -lago ol'lm-y action. "It shall co-t any man hi- life," exclaimed an udignant i lousier in my hearing, when over-healed by anger, " who calls my old commander a coward." 1 took- out of Gen. Harri-on'- Library the Ml tory ol'tbo la-t War in tho Wc.-t, written by Me Afcc, printed m IS1G, a valuable lu-iorical work, which ought lo le good authority at Court, Mo Aloe being of ihat parly, and now living in Keu tuckj. I read ii, wilh ihe power to obtain at the same time, the running Commentary of General Harri-on upon the men andihoevents narrated 111 it; I know ii, 1 when I have found a work thus read, so agreed le, lor the event- 1 cgiuning with ihe battle of Tippecanoe and ending wilh New Oilcan-are nil uf thrilling interest, and s-uidi a mu but littlo l.iiuwn at the Ka-t. I could not but remark upon ihe inipre-ive memory of General Harri-on. He seemed not only lo know all his otlicer.- well, but all hi- soldier.- too, and a ic inark that he made struck mc, of thu mingled c-haracter of civilian and soldier ho was obliged to hayo iu order 10 govern hi army, for leading citizen- a.-many iu tliu rank-even 'were, eminent lawyer- too, the longiio and the pen iere a- ne cessary for success a- llie .-word. Hence the won derful siie.-c-s G'cii. Harri.-on had, 111 ibis varied talent m being a good speaker, and a good writer too, a- well a- a good soldier, of attaching to him all, both oiliccr.s and soldiers, under his com mand. There nro many I -uppo-e, who will think 'that I wrotubut fiom political o!lect, when I say lien, llarri.-ou is one of the 1 o-t educated incu'in llie country, but 1 do .-ay, audi do s-ineeiely believe, thcio 1-no man with a sounder and letter edu cation for the po ossion to which ho i- reeoin inendcd, than ho has. In Iho general literature of the day, there 111 e but few men so well lead, or who discriminate it so well, and in the true prin ciple of 1 ho Constitution, he was mo-t soundly imbued by hi-father, bj Patrick Henry whom hu had heard, by George Wa-hingtoii, by Hubert Morns, as welt a- by all tho Virginia fathers of the Kevolution. His reinini-ccneo of Virginia lilb nro interesting nml fresh to me. Hesceliisto boa link ofthoino-entlothupast, wilh sympathies for each and he can thus mako himself ngrceuble to nie young us wen as 10 tne oui. 1 do m, ;mm. when 1 have met a man with so good colloquial powers, and at the samo tune, wilh such a fund of matter and personal anecdotes 10 give zest to ,, convorMitirn. As for his health, such men with habits bkohis of a bfo so scienc, and puro air, upon a farm, they do not so much die, as that their frames wear out. Their modes of thought, and their processes of life, icahzo what Cicero paints iu hi.- tie Neneclule, the soieno old age of a heal fill exorcise of body and mind, lime never hanging heavy upon them, lor they have enough to do, and dci'lt l aving no terrors for conscience has 11" flings. I 1 ulc a .,'litctaut " adieu" to lie happy homo of a venOr.' .0 man, after a prolonged slay. It ha I eon anioir. the happie-t vi-it nf my file; lho 1110-t iii-ti'U(liotindtho ino-t inleie ling. I have not -ai I on word of him I would not have -aid, if ho had not I !ti I eforu the People, wilh almost a ccrlainiiy ol haying their higlie-t reward, ill their hiibc-t 'honor. Hi rural dwelling, tho untiqiie sidclnnid, tho Lord'. prayer iu it time-worn lianic, the plain mid home-wrought carpet, the spacious lire-place, tended too by him-elf, and Untiled iu ie morning ah; ay by 'lit own hand ; the rustic, hit generoun and id umlaut fine, what a contrast all thi-, Willi tho teeming and advatienig lu:;-iry of-oui-day! Hot's a man wh ialit in ill early' scltldr.cnl of the country, while winning million nf l' re ofthe Public Laud-, and disburs ing million of dollar ol the Public Money, have hid tho vat.Vi ofa Croc-11 now, with a Palace for his hnbiii on, hi Halls hung wilh damad.-, end ilhiin'n- I wilh lla-hy tapc-try, while slntues - need bis jj rind-, ami velvet omV'ho- boro hii 1 over tiiciu ; but h'-ru he is happy 111 In- retirement and 'iniplicity ; ui'uing mord tho honor.- h country hinc'avardcd him in Ihu resolutions of fougtes, and of lho Stale of Kcntnekv, which ho ha well prcscncl and friined, and a little Tele cope, hi- near and d-ar l i.'cnd Coinmoik.re Perry gave him, nil ia ciying tho enciiiy'. tied 111 Iho battle of LakoFri", when ho wrote lo Ha,--11-011 "we have met the enemy and they are our-;" setting more, value I say, oil thc-o testimonials-, wilh ihu miiiimeachcd niVnu of an lione-t man, than upon all the wealth of a Croe'i, with all In- luxurie-. A the .-'.eamboal approa-hed " the Heud," that duly louche thcie, I slunk hands wilh the Hero Farmer, wlio-e -word h u been -o emphatically turned into the plough-haic, with th" abiding conviction that tho People wii' almosi iaiiiniinoisy in their electoral college-, icquc t him to change In " Log Cabin" an 1 all iti plain ness, an, Minplieiiy, Im- ihu more sph ndidapart inents of their White llou-e at Wa-hui'-tcu. From ItIac!sWs.od'- -dagaz u". ALL on tiii: roiiTtxATi: i'itOi)ic.v. In Cairo tlicro lived :i vury vicli (lr.-alcr in preciottssloncs, ntiincd Hassan. lie lad an only son named A!i,vlioin lie edirated witli tho k'N'atost care. When lie wis upon liis deallt-lied, lie scsit 1'or his non, and gave him these admonition-.: "My son, this world passes av.-fy, and no one remains; till that lives hecomes the prey of death. 1 feel that he approaches nu, and 1 wish to hestowon yon the last Corti sols I shall ever oiler. I leave yon, my dear son, rich so rich that yon may spend five hundred ducats a day, w.ihottt liurtiuiryotir fortune I'tit, my son, nev er forctio the fear of (Jod and hispropliet; do j:ood, associate with upright jieopk', avoiil hud rompiiny, he nol avaricious, indulge not in immoral pleasure., tint! cherish yoi.r wii'e who is :.ov pregnant adieu ! For the little tUtt is left me, I will jiray to God that his will he pleiised ti gl. 'll! run f.vncy ol.-tno!r-, t 1 1 ! 1 1 may prcteut our meetinc. aain helbie h'.s throne" Ali wept hittei ly ; his father embraced him for t lie time, and soon afterwards ex pired. Tie house resounded with cries of mourning; tliu eorp.50 was washed and interred w'tii the cit-toinary solemnities, and Ali patsed forly day in (loots, read inp; the l.ortn and excluding till visitors. After this criod a parly of young men caller' itpoabim ; they were sons of mer chants and tie companion:, ofhis youth: they rallie 1 him for such exlivn.e in-d-il-jenee ofiiis grief, and persuaded him to mount his mule and take an airing w'rh thorn, lie consented, and was ea sily induced to f.pend ihe day in their company in festive enjoyment: othenl.iys wete passed in a similar manner, and lie was completely immersed in traiety. 1 li wifts reminded him ofiiis father's dyinj .-idnio-iiiions, that he should avoid had compmy. ".My companions,"' he replied "are til respectable men, the sons of merchaits, and of sound principle'.; they are social and joyous, it is true; hut that is no fault oven in tho opinion of men of rigid rectitude." After some weeks had elapsed iu this inaner, Ali's companions persuaded him that it wiis now his turn to be enter tainer, and thev knew him to he a man of too much spirit to wish to bo e:;cused. The loiric was irresistahle ; and precipi tated young Ali into excesses which could not fail to bring hint to tho ground at last. Every day ho gave magnificent parties upon the Nile or l.auda.'or in the island gardens which the Milo form? at Curio; this was continued for throe years, by which time every thing that Ins father had left was dissipated money, Jewi Is, houses, gardens, till went to wreck, ex cept tho mansion in which he dwelt. Thus destitute of resources, he became distressed even to pnnido sustenance for his wife and children, a boy and a gill, whom his wife had borne 'o hint since his father's deatli. .'She was not sparing of her reproaches, and desired him to go and solicit tho companions of his pleasure for succor. Ali accordingly epplied to them, but from every hutiso ho was sent away with excuses, and sometimes wilh contempt, lie cttnie homo as ho went, empty-handed. His wife was sorely grieved tit tho disappointment, but in her turn applied to her friends and neighbors, and ono of thesogavo heronoiigh to keep them all for a vear. "iol bo praised," said Ali ; hut this cannot always !'!. I must bestir myself, nnd see whether cm. get an) thing by my own ovrtwiis. Ho set out, therefore (ho knew not whith er, nor for what purpose,) and nrmMl at Ilulacli; there ho found a vessel bounC. to lo Damietta, in which ho oinbarlwl. When bo arrived there, ho visited (n friend, who was about to tako a jonnny to llagdad. . Ali embarked with him in ashipbouiul to Kyria, and thence accompanied a cur- avail L'oing from Damascus to Ihtgdad. Within tt few days' march of Jintrdad, llie caravan was attacked by banditti, and plundered ; the traders cscr.pcd trs well as they could and Ali lied to Hagdad. 1 lo reached the city at the very moment when the gales were closed, but prevail ed on the warden to give him a lodging ing for tiio night ; in the morning he went lo an eminent merchant, a friend of his father'.) and announced himself as the son of Hassan : the merchant received him in a friendly manner,and offered hint a house for his residence. Ali, having accepted his o.ler, was led to a handsome street in which there wero three empty hoii.-es he longing to his friend, who desired him lo !.'!" choice ol';, o i'!' ,'!ie".i. "And why net of tho third " said Ali. "Decause," replied tho merchant, "it is infested with ghosts and evil spirits, and they ki'l m;ek as are fool-hardy enough to liT stlrb night in that mansion." As Ali desitcd nothing more than to he liberated from a miserable existence, he immedi ately requested permission lo tenant the haunted house ; nnd it was in vain that the merchant labored to dissuade him from so unreasonable an intention. In short, ho entered upon possession, taking with him what was neccessary for his ac commodation, lie performed his ablu tions with the water of it well in the front court. A slavo brought him his evening meal ant! a lamp, attended at ta ble, and, after removing the dishes, wish ed him well through his adventure, and withdrew. Alt took the the lamp and mounted the staircase to explore the apper apartments iti which he found a magnificent hall, the roof which was of gold, and the floor of marble; here he spread his bed, trimmed his lamp, and sat down to peruse the Ko ran, lie had read a few chapters, when on a su;!ilon he heard a loud voice s;ty inr, " Ali, son of Hassan, come hither." "Come hither, yourself," answered Ali. Ho had scarcely uttered the words when it shower of gold fell on every side, until the hall was filled. Then Ali, taking the Koran in his hand, said "1 invoke thee invisible spirit, by the name of God, de clare what this means." "This gold re plied the voice, "was enchanted, and thus lias been preserved through many years for you. The words I addressed to you, "have addressed to all who have come bttlti i, jnt --lie tmvitrc-.J t0 ilio nnnc, they feared, and I broke their necks; as soon as you commanded me to approach I knew you to be the true master of trea sure, which I immediately resinned to you, A treasure still more considerable i- preserved for you iu Yemen. Now irive me liberty and let me depart. "By the power of God, exclaim Ali, "l will not give thee thy liberty till thou hast put me in posession ofthe treasure of Ye men," " 1 will bring it to you, but swear shall then be free." " 1 swear it ; but have something else at heart in which thou ninyo-t assi-.t me." "Let me hear," " have a wife and children at Cairo, and will that thou bring them to uie." "Your wish shall be obeyed, and they shall come to Ibigdad suitably provided." Ali th n began to collect the gold, and put it into hairs which he found near him ; he next employed himself throegh the rest ofthe night in secreting the treasure in a subterraneous chamber which he discov ered open, and hand, and I nr. in done so, he locked the door and put the key in his pocket. Toward the mornimr the slave of the owner of the house Knocked at the door, and was astonished to find Ali alive and well; ho immediately set olV to carry the news to his ma-tor v. ho, highly rejoiced; repaired to visit his guest, i le congratulated Ali on his es cape, and ashed him what he had seen. Ali assured him ho had not been disturbed. " J pass the night," ho con tinued, "in rending the Koran, and that probably Kept the evil spirits, who as sailed your former visitors at a respectful distance." At the expiration of three days, the ge nius of the the treasure appeared, and announced to Ali that he might go and meet his family, its I hoy were splendidly arrayed, and traveled in handsome con veyances, taker, from the treasure from Yemen which accompanied them. Ali invited the principle merchants ofthe city to accompany him, and preceded with them to a garden in tho suburbs, where he iiwaited tho arrival of his wife and children. They had not waited long when a large moving mass made its ap pearance in the distance. It was a cara van of mules and camels, with a numer ous train of attendants. The conductor rodo up to Ali, and apologized for a de la v of four days which had boon incurred lie stated through tho fear of robbers. Now Ali had previously made himself known to tho merchants of Bagdad, as ono of iheir class, who had come to tho city with a caravan of hi.s own, hut had boon cut off from it by banditti, and com pelled to lake safety in flight; iu concord ance with which story, tho genius of iho treasure had provided these seeming mule and camels, which, with their dri vers wero all phantoms. Tho merchants of llagdad wero filled with astonish ment at tho wealth of Ali, and accompa nied him to his dwelling, where there wives wero also assembled to meet his wife. All wore treated with great civil ity and Mimpluons regale, and roscwater and perfuni'-s wero scattered lavishly about. Vn their turn they oll'ered pre sents to Ali, and his family, and nothing was to be seen, but servants with trays of fruit, flowers, confectionary, and rich stuffs. Alt then gave the supposed mule leers nnd eninol-drivors their dismissal, wilh which they were well pleased. On asking his wife an account of her travels, she told him that she had fallen asleep, and when she awoke found herself in the midst of the caravan. Ali,opon the chest was surprised at tho iiantity of gold ; prccioiu stones, and rich cloths which they contained ; he showed his treasure I ;j A-.'I'e, i i'd Iter hi adventure-. " God be praised !" she exclaimed, "thi-. is the result of your former companion seduced you." Ali promised her to re form, and kept his promise. Ho place I the brocades and jewels in it maga.iui . and e. rage assiduously in trade. Thu reputation of Ali last canto to the ears ofthe sovereign of Bagdad, who ex pressed a desire lo sec him. Ali there fore rcpu!red to tho palace, taking w ith him four largo scarlet traps full of tin niest valuable jewels. The king received him with great condescension, and when ho saw tlie present, ho was filled with wonder, for its value Jar exceeded thai ofthe royal treasury. He called his mi nisters and principal men to look at th. trajs, and asked them what they thougl : ofthe merit ofa man who had made s- mairuilicent an offering. "lie is a ma'i ofthe highest worth, no doubt," replied the vizir. "So 1 think," said the king, "and I will make him my son-in-law, th; i is, if my consort and tho princess, m daughter, have the same opinion of him that you have, who are a true mine of sa gacity." Upon this ho ordered the tra -to be conveyed into the inner clmnibe: "Whence came these splendid gems :" inquired the tpiecn. "Krom Khajeh Ai'-. the jeweller," replied the king ; "ono . the most opulent merchants in Bagda '. or in the world. We cannot," continue, he, "accept these without sonic rotuiv. and what return can wo make? The onl, etiiiv;ilent would ho the pearl oiirdaugbte i what say you ' Our vizir has declare' him to boa man ofthe highest merit ; an'! its he is youn j and handsome, the princes . will probably be of tho same opinion." On the same day tiio King called a ge neral council, to which tho principal mer chants were invited, that the might ex press their acknowledgments for the hotiei to be conferred on their fraternity. Th. chief cadi was also summoned, and com manded to prepare the contract of mai riage between the princess and Khoje! Ali, of Cairo. "Your pardon," cried Ali, "how can a merchant become the son-in-law of ;. prince."' "You are no more a merchant," replied the king ; "I make ou of equal rank with m vi.-ir, and a privy counsellor." "Kir, yet one word." "h'peak out without fear." "lhavo, said Ali, "been married these fifteen years, and have a son fourteen years old ; now if your majesty would Iran-Jer to the son the grace you desii.ii for the father." "Not a had idea," said the king ; "h t us see vour son ; what is his namel" "Hassan," leplied Ali. "Hassan! a very good name for tl c son-in-law of a king ; let hint be called." Ali immediately went lor his son, whos. graceful person and gentle manners wot all hearts the moment he appeared. The queen and the princess gladly assented t-i tho exchanire, and the marriage was ce lebrated with festivitie- that lasted a whole month. The King had two palaces creel ed contiguous to his own ; one for the young couple, and the other Jbr his new visir. So passed many years in the enjoyment of all the pleasures of life. The King be came dangerously ill, and, having no son of bis own, thought it necessary to provide for the succession ; a council was there fore assembled, and the members, who Knew his wishes, unanimously declared for Hassan, who" was accordingly instal led. Three days afterwards the King died, and was buried with the usual so lemnities, and ;i mourning for forty days was observed at court. Hassan filled (he throne with so much propriety, that it might bo said ho bail been called to it from his birth ; ho was beloved by his people, and reigned in pence and pruspority. His father was vizir and Hassan had three children, who iu tho course of time succeeded to the kingdom. I'raised bo the power of God, who dis poses of kingdoms and thrones at his will, and distinguishes by his favor those who do good to others. ' Will vou lake it ninch ?' said an ac quaintance, oll'eiing his snulf-box to a iisnmonger. no, i tlianu you,' replied tho latter, ' I have ittst had one from a lobster.' A daughter of Kothschild tho great London banker has abjured tho Jewish religion becomo a Christian and married a muinbei of lho British i'uilianicnt.