Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 6, 1843, Page 1

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ton IP NOT T XI 3 GLORY OF C21SAB BDT TUB WELFARE) OF ROME. VOL. XVI. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 0, 18). No. 32. 'UCr " ' PASSAGE Ii THE LIFE OF AMAITRE D'ARMES. In the year 1821, 1 arrived at St. Petersburg, with the intention of establishing myself as a lancing-master in that capital. Introductions from distinguished individuals in Paris enabled me to make a friend of Count Alexis W.; and that young nobleman was good enough to inter est himself warmly in my success. Not con. tent with procuring me several pupils, himself included, tie urged mo to petition the Emperor for the appointment of fencing-master to a rcgi hient, and offered to give me a letter of rccom raondation to nn aid-dc-campofihc Czarowitsch Constantine, who was then at the Castle of Strelna, near St. Petersburg. "If his imperial highness, added the Count, 'vill .write a line in your favor at the end of the ietition,you will have an excellent chance of obtaining what you desire. Present yourself boldly, flatter his military pride, and try to gain his good word by the frank and soldierly deport ment which Ins done more for you, with mvself nd Others, than any letters of recommendation." - The morning after receiving this advice, 1 hired a droichki, and set out for Strelna, taking With me a letter to General Ilodna, aid-de-ramp of the Czarowitsch ; also my petition to the Em peror, which had been drawn up in due form. After driving a couple of hours along a good road) bordered on the left by country mansions and parks, and on the right by plains extending to the Gulf of Finland reached the convent of St. Sorgins, the saint most venerated in Russia fter St. Alexander Niouski. Ten minutes af tarwardsl arrived at the castle, and, after some parley with the sentry, obtained admittance. Some officers, who were lounging about, inform ed me that the General was occupied with the Czarewitch. One of them, however, took in my letter, and desired me to wait in a saloon which looked out on a magnificent garden. 7'he same officer speedily returned, and inhered me into the apartments of the Emperor's brother. In one of these, I discovered a man standing with his back to a largo fire, and distinguished by the most uncouth and forbidding counten ance I ever beheld. Between a pair of promi nent cheek bones that would have graced a Cal muck 'artar, appeared what, in France, wo term a nose eerase, with a pair of upturned nostrils the combined effect of which gave the owner a strong resemblance to a largo monkey ; nor am I sure whether, in such a comparison, the disad vantage would not have been on the side of the animal. The eyes of the Grand-duke, (for ho it was,) were remarkable fur their restlessness. They wore small, deep sot, and of a color which it would be difficult to define. His complexion was a deep unvarying red. The frogs and loops which fastened his d.irk-grccn frock across his breast, nearly disappeared beneath a profusion of crosses, decorations, and ribb ins of every col- or of the rainbow. lie was tapping his boot with hii riding whip, and the uudricd splashes of mud on his pantaloons indicated that lie had but re ccntly returned from a rale or a review. At : table near him was seated General Jlodiia, pen in nana, and apparently writing under Jus mas ter's dictation. Not expecting so prompt an introduction, I stopped short on entering the room. The door was scarcely closed when the Czircwitsch, pro jecting his head without moving his body, and 11 xing me with his piercing eyes, abruptly en quired, What countryman !' 'French, your highness.' 'Age! 'Six-and-twenty.' 'Name V 4G .' 'You want to be fencing-master to a regiment!' May it please your highness, such is the ob 'cct of my ambition.' 'Are you afirst-rate swordsman !' 'I have fenced in public tince my arrival in St. Petersburg, and your highness can easily as certain the opinion of those who were present. 'I heard of you, but you had only second. rate fencers to contend with. 'Which gave me a just claim on my forbear ance, your highness.' Forbearance' he repeated, with flashing eyes and a somewhat scornful curve of the lips ; but if less considerate, what then i I should have buttoned them ten times for every twice they touched me your highness.' '11a and could you do that with me !' 'That might depend on how your imperial lnchnces might wih to bo treated. If as prince, it is possible your highness would touch ne ten times, and be touched twice. But if your highness wished to be treated like any other person the ten nits would pronauiy ue achieved by me, and the two by your highness. 'Lubenski !' cried the Czarowitsch, rubbing his hands ; 'Lubenski ! bring the foils ! We shatl see, Sir Braggard !' 'Is it possible your highness would conde scend' 'My highness orders you to touch mo ton times, if you can. Do you want to back out al ready! Now, take this foil and mask. Guard!' 'It is your highnoss's absolute command 1' 'Yes ! a thousand times yes I' . 'I am ready.' 'Ten times !' repeated the Czarowitsch as ho attacked me, 'ten times, mind you ! less won do. Ha ! ha !' Notwithstanding all this encouragement, kepton the defensive, contenting myself with parrying- his thrusts without returning- them 'Now then !' cried he somewhat angrily 'What arc you about ! You are not doing vour test. Why don t you thrust : 'Your highness ! the respect ' 'Curse vour respect, sir ! Thrust! thrust!' Observing, through his mask, that his checks were flushed and his eyes uiooumioi, i toon ad vantage of the permission granted witli such evi dent siucerity, and touched him three times run ning. 'Uravo!' cried he. '.My turn now. Ha ! a Jiit ! a hit!' lie had touched me, I then touch d him four times in rapid succession, and was touched once. 'Hurrah !' cried ho, quite de'ighted, and tamping with his foot. 'Kodna ! did you see that! Twice to his seven.' 'Twice to ton, your highness !' replied I, pressing him hard. 'Eight nine ten ! Now we are quits.' ' 'Good ! good !' cried the Czarowitsch approv jngly 'Very good ! but that's not all. Tho smallsword not enough no use to the cavalry want the sabre. Now could you defend your self, on font, against a mounted lancer ! Parry a lance thrust! Eh 1' 'I think I could, your highness !' 'Think bo ! Not sure eh !' 'Pardon mo, your highness, I have no doubt nf it.' 'Lubenski ! Lubenski !' again shouted tho Ciarewitsch. The officer appeared A lance and a horse ! a horse ! a lance ! Sa ere ! Quick ! quick !' 'But your highness' 1 interposed-- ' .' terns ares pcur I' 'I am not afraid , but, with your highness, I ihould experience equal reluctance to bo tho victor or vanquished. All nonsense and liattory ! First trial was Mnital. Now for the bocond !' At this moment tho officer appeared before (be windows, loading a horso, and bearing a lance in hie hand. 'Now, then I' exclaimed Constantino, as he darted out of the room, and made mo a sign to follow him. 'Give him a good sabre. Lubenski; and now, Sir Fencing Master, mind yourself, or you'll be spitted like one of the toads in my summer house. Tho last lived throe days, Rod- na, wiin a nail through his belly." So sayinrr. Constantino snranr? upon his horso. which was of the true Tarter breed, with a tail that swept the ground, and a mane like n Intrri- cane. With rennrkablo skill ho put the animal through the most difficult evolutions, at tho 6amo time executing sundry parries and thrusts with his lance. 'All ready !' cried the Czarowitsch, coining up to mo. 'Ready, your highness,' I replied ; and ho, set ting spurs to his horse, galloped ofTto the farther end of the avenue. '.Surely all this is a joke !' said I to General Rodna. 'By no moans !' was tho reply. You will either lose your tife or gain the appointment. Defend yourself as if you were on a battle field.' I now saw that matters were taking a more serious turn than I had altogether bargained for. Had I considered myself at liberty to return blow for blow, I could have taken my chance without uneasiness ; but fooling myself bound to control, With rennrkablo as won as to use, a l;oon edged sabre, while cx- inscd to the sharpened lance of a reckless an tagonist, the chances of this imperial diversion wore rather against mo. It was too late how ever, to draw back, I summoned in aid all the coolness and address I possessed, and prepared to face the Czircwitsch, who had already reach ed the end of the avenue, and turned his horse .about. In spite of what General Rodna had told me, 1 had not relinquished all hope tint Con stantinc was jesting ; but when I saw linn bring his lance to the guard, and push his steed into a gallop, I became convinced that I had to defend my life. J ho horse advanced at full speed, and the Czarowitsch was crouched down upon his neck, in such a manner that he was nearly con cealed by the abundant name. I could only sec tho top of his head appearing between his char ger's cars. When he reached mo, ho made a Mint at my breast : but I parried his thrust, and. bounding on one side, horse and rider, carried away by their own impetuosity, passed without doing mo any injury. When he saw that he had missed his aim, the Czarowitsch pulled up short with admirable dexterity. cry good ! very good ! " said ho " try again. And without giving me lime for objec tion or remark, ho took space for his career, and after again asking mo if I was roadv, re turned to the charge with still more fury than the first time ; but, as before, 1 kept my eyes hxed on his, and not one of his motions escaped me. At the decisive moment I parried cn quar ts, and by spring to the right, made his second attack as harmless as the preceding one. At this second laiiurc, the Czarowitsch utter ed a howl of disappointment, llo had entered into the spirit of our tilting-match as ardently as if it had been a real combat, and had moreo ver made up his mine that it .hou!d terminate in ids favor: hut, when I saw him retracing his ground for a third assault, I determined that it hould bo the last. Again ho approached me with whirlwind speed : this time, however, in stead of contenting myself with a mere parry, l dealt a violent backhanded blow on the polo of the lance, which was severed bv tho stroke. and tl.o Czarcwllsch found himself disarmed. Then quick as thought, I seized the bridle of tl.e horse, and by a iolent jerk threw him on his haunches, at tho same time placing the point of my sabre on the breast of the rider. General Rodna uttered a cry of alarm; lioj, thought I was going to kill the Grand 1), ike. i '' Constantine, doubtless, had the same impress-' r .1 i t..r. t.:., t t. r..- ! nut, mi Mm mini lun ma muui.a jui .in iiii'iiuij' ijiuu.i'i, urn iiuriuiiieu iiieir timer Stepping a pace backward, and bowing to the I once of age. My father indignantly replied. zarewitscb, I snid, " Your highness has now seen what I am able to teach to Russian sol- diers, and is ablu to judgo whether 1 am wor thy to become their prolossnr. i cs, bv my soul, you are ! Never saw a brav er fellow; and a regiment vou shall have, if I can get it for you. Lead Pulls to tho stable, Lubenski,' added he, throwing himself off his horse. 'Now, follow me, Sir Frenchman.' l'hen leading the way to his apartments, he took 1 7, 1 Z ' I Z i :.i m! i.n t i.. . .uiijr'siy, ueiievini; unit in every way worthy of tho favor he solicits.' l ake this paper, said he 'and give it into tho Emperor's hands. Put vou in prison, perhaps, but, ma fni, ho who risks nothing can gain nothing, Farewell! and, if ever you visit War saw, come and see mo.' I bowed and took my leave, delighted with my success ; and no little elated at hiving pass ed so well through the ordeal imposed upon me by this eccentric and loriinu ib!e personage. At ten o clock the billowing morning I start ed for the Emperor's present abode, tho palace of Tzarsko Kelo, determined to walk in the gar dens until I met him, and to risk the penalty of imprisonmant, incurred by all who ventured to present a petition to his imperial majesty. My stock of patience however, was very nearly ex hausted, when I waited and wandered moro than four hours in the palace gardens, which contain in their vast enclosure, slopes, levels, lakes, and forestry; grottoes, pyramids, and statues. All these 1 had visited, without perceiving any one but the sentries and a few loungers ; and I was beginning to despair of meeting him whom I came to seek, when the avenue 1 had just en tercd was crossed by an officer in undress uni form, who saluted me and continued his prome nade. J asked a gardener's boy at work near me, who that very polite ollicer was. 'The Emperor," answered ho. I immediately darted down an alley which I calculated would traverse tho path Alexander following. I had scarcely gono a hundred yards, before I found myself so near his majesty that I paused in some alarm. Tho Emperor haultcd lor an instant ; then seeing that respect prevented mo from approaching him, ho advanc ed towards me, and 1 awaited his coming stand ing uncovered on tho of tho foot-path. The Emperor limped slightly, owing to the re opening of an accidental wound in the leg, re- ceivcu in one ol his journeys to the nanus ol tho Don. As ho Blowly advanced, I had leisure to observe the great change which had taken place in his appearance since I had seen him in Pans. Ilii countenance, formerly so open and cheerful, had now a sickly and mournful expression, ami he was evidently a prey to tho deepest melan choly. Notwithstanding this, his looks were to benevolent that I foil ro-assured, and as ho pass ed noar mo, I ventured to address him. ' Sire !' Put on your hat, sir,' replied ho. 'It is too cold to remain bareheaded.' Seeing that I hesitated, from respect, to obof him. he seized my hat, clapped it on my head, holding my arm tho whilo to prevent my taking it off again. When ho found that I made no further resistance, he said ' Well, sir, what have you to say to mo r t Sir this supplication,' and I drew the peti tion from my pocket. The Emperor's counte. nance fell. 'Are you aware, sir,' said he, 'you who pur sue me even boar, that I absent myself from St' Petersburg to avoid petitions aud petitioners!' ' I know it, sire ; but my petition has prehaps, moro than most others, a claim on yourmajesty'd 'gracious consideration. It in countersigned by your majesty 's august brother by his imperial ! highness, the Grand duke Constantino.' ' Ah, ha !' exclaimed the Emperor, holding out his hand, hut immediately withdrawing it. 'Sothat I ventured to hope, I continued, 'that your majesty would, in this instance, deign to deviate from the rule established. ' Nn sir ' renlind the Emnnmr. niiirHv. Nn. sir, I will not take it, because if 1 did, I should to-morrow bo postered with a thousand such papers, and I should bo compelled to abandon these gaidens, where, at present, I find solitndo and (liiiot. But ' added he. observing my dis appointment at this refusal, and extending his hand in tho direction of the city, ' put your peti tion into tho post office. I shall receive it Jo night, and tho day after to-morrow you will have my answer. ' ' Sire, 1 know not how to express my grati tude. ' 'Prove it, then, ' ho replied, 'by tolling no one that you have presented a petition, and escaped punishment. Good day to you, sir. ' With these words, and a gracious but melan choly smile, the Emperor pursued his walk. I did not fail to follow his advice, and put my letter into tho post. Tho Emperor was true to hie promise, and two days aftorwaids I received his reply. It was my commission as fencing-master to the imperial corps of engineers, with the rank of captain. From the Licking Valloj Ky. Register. BURR AND BLANiVERIIASSETT. Much lias linen said and writen on the conspiracy of Aaron Burr, and a diversity of opinion still exists, as to the extent of his de sign's. Tho elegant retirement of Blannor hasset, previous to his association with Burr, liasalso been a tlienioof eloquence, and a sub ject of admiration. As I lived nrar the cen ter of Burr s operation, and was intiniato with the family of Blanncrhasset, many facts came under my observation which perhaps arc not generally known. I therefore com ply with your request, by detailing circum stances which wore familiar to mo ut that period. With reference to Burr's conspiracy, I have never doubted the fact, that his first object was a separation of the States, and the establishment of" nncnergetic government" including our North-West and Southern ter ritories. This intention was clearly mani fested by a series of publication with tho signature of " Qur.msT" in the "Ohio Ga zette," a paper then printed nt Marietta by one Fairlatuli. Those numbers held forth all the argu ments that could ho urged, to induce the withdrawal of tho West and South from the old States. ISnrr furnished the leading points, Blannerliassot wrote them out, and attended to their publication. Tho first number was read to the printer by Blanner liassot at my father's house, and in tho pres ence of several of the family. After the printer had retired my father made a strong appeal to Mr. B on the fully and danger of such an enterprise ; reminding luni ol Ins narrow escape from the troubles oflreland of the happy form of government he then en joyed, and of his delightful situation at the Island, surrounded by all the sources of eartli- Mr. IJ was disconcerted ; he ac- knowledgpd his obligations for my father's c: 11 : i.... .. -i i .1 ... i'o- that he had fought for the government under which he lived, that ho loved it as the apple of his eye, and that ticason against it cotild not be concerted under his roof. Mr. B po litely withdrew, took up his quarters at a public house, and never made his home with us afterward. But number after number of the " Qur.uiST" camo before the people, lintrliiirr fnrtli tlin nnccocclnn .f llm tmliln. lamls.wiih nit their mineral productions tho croat acricu Inrnl i great agricultural prospect of the West the vast navigablo waters the occupation of New Orleans as a commercial emporium and various other arguments in lavor ol a sonar ate government. A day was also appointed to hold a Convention at the Island. But the plans of Burr wore not confined to a separation of the States ; he knew that this project might fail, and the establishment of an Empire in the Mexican Country, was lus alternative. A number ol uattoaux or row were prepared on tho Muskagum Uivor, and probably some at other points, with which lie intended a rapid descent on Now Orleans, or to ascend the Hod Hivcr toward Mexico, as circumstances might require. Numbers of restless and desperate spirits were enlisted in his visionary scheme?, from Pittsburg to New Orleans, but the mass of the Western People wcro attached to thoir government, and their connexions cast of tho mountains. If the Convention had assembled at the Is land, tho inhabitants of tho neighborhood were prepared to disperse them with forco nnu arms. I lie Uonvention tailed ; and when a party attempted to escape with the boats, thny wore piuvenled by tho Militia, under a special law of Ohio, passed for tho occasion, with closed doors. But thero were traitors in that Legislature in Cong ress and in tho Army of tho United State?. Burr met in council with but a fragment of his followers, on an island in tho Mississ ippi, wheru his scheme was abandoned. Ho lied in disguiso nut was arrested, tried at the city of Richmond, and acquitted by a quirk of tho law. Blanuerhassct and other asso ciates wurc discharged. His family ,sorvants and furniture having descended the river to Natchez, ho located himself on a cotton farm in that vicimtv. 1 lio tmitiargo and tho War which followed, defeated his exnecta Hons ; 1 10 becamo cmbarrassrd ; his fortune having boon impaired by his liabilities for liurr. Under Urn prospect ol a civil ap pointment in Lower Canada, ho removed to Montreal, but his friend, tho ing removed, ho was again disappointed, and retired at last to tho island of Jersey in tho British Channel, where his maiden sister 10- sided, a lady of foitunc. 1 hero ho died tho victim of a romantic mid visionary mind Ulauuerhasset was an Irish Nobleman, a man ol science, and a polished gentleman llo excelled in the composition and porform anco of music, his instruments wcro (ho vio lln and bass-viol, both uf which ho used the manner of tho bass. His snacious Hull , . . . ,' ..- was constructed m musical proportions, wnoro tne tones oi ins vioiviurated with lliril ling effect. His library wns elegant and pi tensive, li is labratory was provided witli abundant apparatus for chemical and pliilo- sophical" experiments, and liis liouso and ! grounds were furnished with various means i 'f ,,,. ,, . ,..,.,,. rp. ,of w,.n,fir ! V"""".C "muscmniijs. The mansion with its corridor and wings formed half an ellipsis, and tho finish and furniture of its apartments were adapted to the use for i ...I,:-!, .!,.. .,,!, i ti, n.,n ...... 11111.11 llll'V II ul V IIIIUIIMI.UI 1 iiu .ami IT us a spacious lofty room, its walls painted a sombre color, and its furniture tich, liea y and grand. The drawing room wfs in a por ted contrast, and its decorations light as a Fairy's wing. In short, tho wliolo estab lishment was noble and genteel, without the glare of tinsel finery, or tin inconsistency of bail taste. His style of living was in unison with bis house and furniture, always elegant, easy and comfortable. The arrangement of the grounds was equally complete, tho famous shrubbery was a minaturo wilderness, with labyrinth walks burdened with flowers, and interspersed with arbors and grottos. The extensive pasture in front with its flocks and herds, was separated from the lawn by an in visible fence ; and the view tip the Ohio was unobstructed for several miles. But the whole requires the pen of a poet. The description of Wirt is nearer the reali ty than is generally believed, and his sketch of Mrs. Blanncrhasset is equally true to na ture, hlio was a beautiful and accomplished adv, of dignified appearance and manners : affable, friendly, and without the least affec tation, yet with all her elegance, sho was a notable house-wife, and devoted to her nee dle ; not in the production of flowers and flounces, but of garments for her children and servants. The miserable slanders which have been reported of her, arc without the loast founda tion. Burr did not seduce Blcnncrhassot through the medium of his wife, as lias often been stated ; his only visit to the Island did not exceed three days, and no woman of Mrs. 15. s mind and character, could be corrupted on so brief an acquaintance. Blanncrhas set was an open and unguarded man, easily imposed upon, and enthusiastic in all Ins im pulses. Burr approached him in the most irtful and insidious manner. Descending ihc river in a battcauz, be landed as a pas sing stranger merely to see the far fame d Is lam). Mr. Blannerliassot bearing that a stranger was on his lawn, sent a servant to invite mm to the house: tho wily serpent sent his card with nn apology, but Mr. B., with Ins usual hospitality, walked out and in sisted on bis remaining a day or two. Burr very modestly acquiesced, and during that unfortunate interview infused the poison of ambition into the unwary mind of his vuion- ry host. Mrs. B. endeavored to dissuade brr hus band from the enterprise, but fmditia his soul enlisted in it, her sense of duty compelled her to acquiesce in his views, which resulted in tho ruin of his family. "Years have gone l)T,"tnd the talc at last, Is tuld as a sorrowful scene lone past. " Tho steamboat passenger looks on the do sorted Island for some vestige of its former embellishments: but be looks in vain. Thn mansion was destroyed by fire : its beautiful appendages are obliterated, its hospitality, the soul of music, and tho refinement ol taste and intellect, have all departed. On my last visit to the scenes of many happy hours, tho only memento of my early asso ciations I coulu find, was "It. W.JSOj, carved on the bark of an old Beech tree. " I felt li';c ono who trends alone, .Some banquet bill deserted ; Whoso lights ore 11. il, whoce garland's dead. And nil but hi' departed." A W0I1U TltOM ONE OF THE SANTA Ft Boys. We have been favored with the pe rusal ofa letter from Henry Winchell, to his father residing in this city. Ho writes from .Talapa, Ilepublic of Mexico, and recounts ns cxpononce. lie was captured with tho oilier members nf the miserable Santa Fo expedition, and taken to Mexico where he remained about sixteen months. Ho was not confined, but made a citizen of the Re puplic, without his own knowledge. After various services, he has at length opened a school in J.ilapa with flattering success. Among his pupils is a daughtcrufbanta Anna who is about sixteen years old, and could not write her nime when she commenced with him, but is improving rapidily. Uf the pcoplo of tho Hepublic, men and women, Mr. Winchell says thoy will bear oul tho sentiment of Pindar " they arc like To Jeremiah's figs : The goad ar0 very good indeed The bad too bad for pigs." Ho had met witli some of the bost, kindest, and most hospitable people, tind others who were the reverse. He had been robbed sev eral times, and on one occasion wai assault en by three robbers, and left for dead among the prickly pears. J .il.-ma, lie says is a fine little city ol 1U to t.UUU inliatiitants. llrooklyn Cslar, An old lady living on the line of a rail road in Michigan, lost her pigs and cattlo, by their being run over. She demanded pay ment of the directors for the loss ol her prop erty ; this they refused to make. In revongn she greased the track for some distance, which nt anco nut an end to all locomotion and it was only by a freo use of sand on tho rails that the train could proceed. oho con tinned this daily for a short timo, when tho directors were mad to compromise the allair by paying her tho amount ol damage claimed. Ho tvlio contends with a determined woman, will always in tho ond como off second best. Major Noah and the Oiiils. Major Noah eays : "In bpam, we wero conerally shaved by a pretty Spanish iiirl, with a brown complexion, and a delicate hand. Mie used to say, "uou i look so hard at me, or I may cut vou. it is' a clever thin? Major, for us at this time of .ho sere and yellow leaf, (wo speak only ol the leaf, the trunk is firm, of course,) to tell ol thmrrsof this kind that occurred in the blossom That Spimsh girl, -Major, depend upon it, had no moro tear ol your eyes, than had mat romp im wench irfVfrail. who ran amour: tho bushos, vet hoaed sho would bo seen before sho had hidden herself. We never had any thing to do w 1 11,10 P.anin g.r.s.anu noining o uo u. with any otners, nut uepenu upon 11, we muo wouu 13Vc ''pelted you with apploe," - ' or tweaked vour nose, if you had not lookod at - 'her. (. 4J. Gazelle, NEUROLOGY. In compliance with the resolution of tho Gen oral Committee, that tho following minutes be published under the direction of the Kub-Com. mittcc, wo hereby authorize their publication in tho " Evening Pot. " WM. C. HHVANT, ) J. L. O'SULLIVAN, SSub-Conimittoo. S. FOUHY, M. 1). i rcxpcrlmctital Investigation In 'curo1os;y. Minutes of the Proceedings of a Committee ap pointed by the public audience attending the lectures of Dr. lluchanan, to superintend ex periments relating to " Neurology," and to prepare experiments suitable for public exhi bition. Nov.-l, 1SI2, Asmn Tlofsr.. The following gentlemen were present : Dr. Manley, Dr. Alfred l'ost, Dr. Joilin, Hev. Mr. Hollows, Mr., Mr. Denedict, Mr. Lngan, Mr. O'Siillivnn, Judge Sno'.t, Professor Ketnvick. Dr. Manly was appointed Chairman pro tern., (declining to be regarded ns permanent Chair man nf the Committee,) and Mr. O'Sullivan was appointed Secretary. It was determined, in general conversation, that the action of the committee should be con fined to the observation of the facts tint should ho exhibited before them ; a record of tlicm ' snouiu bo made at every meeting ol Ihc com-, mittce ; and that, without a design nf pursuing a regular course nl investigation with a view In the merits, ol the mot interesting and s itisiactnry formation of nny conclusions by the committee, ' f harae.ter, which are not here described, bec.we the rrport of the committee should consist simp. ' not witnessed by them collectively, in tint capae lv of the minutes ofils tiroceediii'Ts. ns annroved il v in which ilnne thev Iiavn to in'ihe the iiresent by tlir members present at the several niertings it being determined to ascertain whether any j members of the committee were so "impressible" , as to the suitable subjects of experiment, Mr. Charles Inman was introduced by Ur. lluchanan . rorrv, Irom notes taken at the time ol the various for that purpose. lie proceeded to touch very I experiments. The papers appended to this re lightly the inner tips of the lingers of different 1 port are (A") a brief and general statement by gentlemen with the inner tips of bis own, pro. Dr. Biicbamn, of the oiitlniesol bis system or nouncing in a few moments in each case an opin-1 science of "Neurology ;'' (I! ) the minutes of he ion as to Hie impressibility nl each. lie lmuul none very favorable subjects of tho "neurauric action," though be regarded Mr Hollows as the most so. Mr. G. (. Foster, of New York, was also introduced by Dr. liuehanan, r.t a highly im- pressiuic subject. jlr. r osier slated, in reply to inquiry, that he had accidentally formed the ac quaintance of Dr. Iluchamn.las'l Saturday ; that no had been a disbeliever in am ual magnetism and "every humbug of that kind." ns he regard ed them, Wns a believer in phrenology. Had been introduced to Dr. Buchanan by Mr. Pren tice, of Louisville, and witnessed, and was the subject of peculiar and convicting effects. Hi interest intbe cause of science alone made him HIS willing to be the subject of nny experiment the , committee might wish to try upon him. ASTOll IIOISl', .Viv . I It, Present: Dr. Manley, Dr. Josu'lin, Dr. Wash ingtnn, Prof. Itenwiek, Mr. Bellows, Mr. Bryant, Judge Scott, Mr. Benedict, Mr. Logan, Mr. O' Sullivan. The following gentleman were, by vote of the committee, added to its number : Dr. Samuel Korry, Dr. S. C. ros,ter, Mr. J. II. McCroeken, Mr. Thomas Dennio. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. A lad, named Francis Curran, wns introduced by nr. Manley, as one upon whom he hid, since i the meeting oV yesterday, produced somu ell'ect ' In- n.itsna ..bout Hip heiwl. On linimr f.'ll .n,l tried by Mr. Inman, the latter pronounced him ! ."!.- ? -.1.1. - - .1.- -..I I . 1 somewhat impressible in the muscular system. several experiments were tneii on mm ny Ur. lluchanan, without material effect, and after some time were abandoned. A similar attempt, similarly unsuccessful, wn made on a gentleman present, in whom also it had been thought by .Sir. Inman tint indication of impressibility appeared. At this lime Prof. Itenwiek left the meeting. An attempt was made to relieve a headache felt by Dr. I'orry, by theapplication of Dr. Buch anan's hands to various pirts nf the bend. The I ,' timugh Dr Fnrry Z er these "applications, the result was not succcsstul ted that at times, mid pain was greater than at others. The same ex periment, as Dr. I subsequently remarked, was tried with success, on the following day, in pri vate Dr. Buchanan then introduced a gentleman from Brooklyn, whose ac.pi lintance he had made that morning, and nn whom bo thought tint he nnxt.l .... ,t nlV..-4 . , I , t f. n l lll.rtM lllnl t II could repeat some effects produced upon him in private, before the assembling of the committee. Dr. B. wrote : "I will leavor to bring loirs in- to his eyes." He applied his fingers to the topof his forehead, and also between the eyes and the nose, together with various forward pisses along the top of the bend. Alter four or live minutes his eyes lrradually filled with tears, lie staled that he felt a sympathetic and tender state of mind as disposed to weep with' ut knowing why. It was observed that be had not winked the eves diirmirthe process, they having remain i d steadily open. ur. n. siaieu in u ne nan ne- fore produced the ell'ect moro promptly nnd co - pioi,,,y,an, without the knowledge on .he part uiiiic8,.i,.iii.i.i,,iii,. .... v.. u "' - nient w lien was corroborate!! by .Mr. ucnciiici, who had been present, on the former occasion, , private. Tha organ of "calorilicnlion being touched, in the same n-entlemnn. he silted, after few minutes, tint he telt a warmth which he had not felt before, which continued to increase as the process continued. A slight perspiration appeared on his bands, which had previously been dry. Borne general conversation ensueu logeiucr with some attemps to produce effects on some other persons, without succes. Several mem bers of the committee, Dr. Mauley, Dr. Wash- nirton, Mr. Jlryml, ami one or two more, bad taken their leave. A general impression pre- voilinrr that the results exhibited were not on the hole of a character so marked and unequivocal as to be very satisfactory, Dr. Buchanan stnted that he had relied on the expectation tint some impressible subjects would bo brought to the meeting by lneinners oi uie cnmiuiiiee, ami m.u there had not been any ofa character other than very imperfect and doubtful, lie suggested a sub-coininittcc should be appointed, who could witness experiments in greater privacy, upon some subjects who might be found uiiwillin to appear before so many, and who would be able lo bestow more time on the investi'iatioii of the sub- ject than could he done by the larger number Alter iiiucu itesuiiory conversauoii uie suires. lion wasndopted. and on motion of Mr. McCrack en, Ihe following gentlemen were appointed ns tint sub'Conimiltee : -tir. tieuows, ,nr. i.ryani, Dr. I'orry, aud Mr. O bullivnu. with instructions to invito a future meeting nt the general com mittee whenever they should find sufficient reas on to do so. The committee then adjourned. ltrport ofthc Suli-Commlltre, Tho suli-committee. nppointeilto witness pri vate experiments by Dr. Buchanan, bej leave to renort. to the committee from which their appoint ment emanated, that they have held meetings, nf which nn account ie given in their minutes sub joined. Their object has been to give to the sub. leet an attention, at the same time cautious and CaiUlIU, HI1U IU irt-M.-ll .1 mihui- buui-iiu-ui i. unit observations, to serve ns a basis for the deduc tions uf others, rather llian 01 any positive con- ClllSIOIIS Ol llieirottll. US 10 1110 i:uiei:illi-i.9 u those views nnd opiniuns to which Ur. Jtuehan an has given the name ot the science nf ".Neur nlnrfv'"ns discovered and devMoned bv bini. I or 1110 saKC 01 reuueriiiir uioru iiueiniuie iiu bearing of the facts nnd appearances observed, .v''.. . 1 . .11; -1.1 . .1... upon those principles propounded by Dr- Nu chanan. of which they are presented ns illustra lions nnd evidences, the Bub-commitleo present also a brief and general statement of the outlines of Dr. lluchanan s system, asturnisiieu by mm self, at their rt'nuest. ( In justice (o l)r. Buchanan, they at the same, j time- feel bound to declare thu highly fivorabe manner in which, throughout all the intercoiirsi g.'owingriut of this investigation they have beet impressed, by tho evident intelligence, sincerity and earnestness of convictions, mid triithfulnes. nf conduct and deportment, strongly character izing tint gentleman ; and that they are fully sal isfied of the honorable motives prompting hi' present devotion to these invetigatiotis, in tin Vile spirit ofa student of science, a pursuer o truth, and a friend of his race. They will nlr add tint, feeling every reason to believe in tin good faith and veracity of the subjects of these experiments independent of those experiments which were, in themselves, of a nature to pre clude deception I hey deem it their duty, in view of the extraordinary f.icts they have wit nessed, to say that although they have obtained a very imperfect knowledge nf the system of Dr lluchanan, and have been prevented by the pres sure of their other avocations from bestowing on the subject as inuiih time as would have been desirable to themselves; they bnvo bad sufficient evidence to satisfy them lint Dr. Huclnmn's views have a ration il experiment il foundation; and tint the subject opens a field of investigation second to no other in innueili.itc interest, and in promise of important future results to science and humanity. The different members of tho sub-committee have not nil been present at all the meetings id scribed in their minutes. Some of them have, however, in private, on oilier occasions than th e here referred to, witnessed other similar expert. report. The ahsr nrc of Mr. Bellows from the nity, nt the tune ol submitting this report, renders it necessary to forego the advantage of his nartic- ipatinn in it. The minutes were prepared by Dr. proeeeil rigs ol tne iub coinmittee All of which is respectfully submitted. WM.;. IIUYA.NT, .1. L. O'SULLIVAN, SAMUEL POIUIY, M. D. This statement w ill be given next week. tlk Rub-rnmmit'eo mot on the ll'h November. Present, Mr. Bryant and Dr. Furry. Vlio person experimented upon was a lady residing no .r Poiighkoeps e, aged about for'.v, I . I. . . I 'C !l .11. I . I aim me nmiiier u a large larm.y. rie unciareu cm'rc 'g"' ranee , u e principles oi p in- nnjogy, -js well as fie locality nl any cerotnl or- H " i 11 -l L"i"- Hn v upon this point, the certificate of the gentleman who acronipinicd her lias been appended. In these experiment, Dr. Ilurlrinin designed to show ib it an individual who is highly" im pref.iibl''," may not on'y hive the special func tions of the brain excited by having the corres ponding portions of his head touched by another person, but may recene the " nenraurie." influ ence to the same nxiout, oi nearly pn, directly """ . ". ! " 's I . " " 1,10 c.nJ ,)f j1 l,nScr nn U, ,TS10" uf a sP2clal 0 SaJ L'n porsoil'. I llO lady having, at tllO rCOIIOSt of Dr. B from thn brain of another, sinr. 'v hv his n' p'lClll" ' . . op. rhinan, placed llie ends of her index and middle fin. roe..- nnnn l.n llnnni ,.f H- l.V,--,, fingers upon tho tipper part of Dr. Forry's fop head, In tho region, ,i dosign-itad by phrnnnln. gists, of the njleclicc organ--, and being now as ked what mental emotions she experienced, re. plied " I have a desire for knowledge, and par ticularly to know all about this sul joct." Dr. Ilurlrinin then a-kcd her what her motive was in desiring tin knowledge, to which she an Mvcrcd tint she w s iiilluenced alone by the mere love nf knowledge. Dr. liuehanan next raised her lingers so as to touch, at tho sin ! time.'hc reg on nf in Dr.IW- head , Ul now interrogi e, as to her len'al . emotii-ns. she -ail in reply lint she still hid a j desire for knowledge, hut tint there was now n motito added to her wish for knowledge. This motive she declared to bo a " wish to do good," . that is, shed.-.-ircd to become ncouainicd with the tny.-tcrie.s of neurology, with the view to be 1 0,ul,lt,,l to do good to her fellnw.boings. Her ' I , . .1 I . . I f T .... ' nm was CI placed in the region of Dr. I-'or- rvv , ,-sr,.rm--instantly the wliolo tone of her .:.,,.'. ,.. ,,,,,,, J.'r0m ,,,, mo,e,t and re- , . '' " ill";. Jerking her hand from Dr. I orry s, she remarkid abrupt'y "1 do not like this sonsitioti I tool covetous." i o the question I by Dr. lturlnnnn, why she felt covetous, the j reply wa "I would wish to get means to I malv display in the world." Placing her bands now, at the request of I)r. Buchanan, nurci ssively on Ihe upper lore part anil on i i tlie back pirtnf Dr. l'urry's, she desenh-, i r,, tlw st!nsMi,m ()f ,,, 'forr as mi',l and ' n,jrO' ab.o at. u causing eiiuouiing leuunzs, i ,nt ,-, U!u,r w&jj n,lle,.,s:illt lllU j , , , system-phenomena ..'.,. , ,, ,,i, ,,. ri, :,.,,., , ,, , ' "u,u '"u I" '""I"" ' "i Dr. lluchanan. I here experiments wore re tca'cd with Kimiiar effects on the lcjd ol Mr. Bryant ; hut when sho came to tne rcgi m of skepticism, she suddenly jerked away he.' Iiat.d, saying '! feel nnihinir," This resu t. as Dr. liiichiaan remarned, is a phenomei tint follows iiivariib'y. As Dr. B'.ichamn's system modifies ven much tint of the phrenology's, it nny b. here mmtioned that this division of the func x,. in . ' deiuie.Ucu c.xtcrniny on .i , , . , .. iuu niiuii j luiiiiui ii-iiiin, ,ia iiio-u in tuvji 'uiu ine eutici prooucin sue ucscnneu ns ennnung her ticism, ini-.iuity, iutovicatien, temperance, levity, ' '' 'iin,r bitter,' ibis hcini;, in phrenological Un ite., is for tho of convenience, ad ipte'd J ' J1' fc11 "f ihepercepnie faculties. -Veil, he in thco m mites by the Mib-cominittee, tt ith out intending to express an opinion as to tho accuracy ol all its details. There wero tho lauding experiments, which wcro I1010 cut short, ns tho lady was about leaving in a steamer for her home. Cnr.TincATE. At the renuoet of the com- mittce, I would state that 1 am well acquainted with the lady above referred to, and well know her to bo entirely unacquainted with phrcnulo gy, tho location uf any organs, or any of its prin- ''' ""LEWIS WAKLLY, 20 Greenwich st. Sub-comniUtec mot Nov. 10:h, ISi J. r.vpo- rimonU on Mrs. 11. 1'rrvcnt, Messrs. Bryant, and O'iillivan, and Dr. I'orry. Diion our arrival at the residence of .Mrs. B a 'ady of intelligence and respectability whose health is generally delicate, wo found her com plaining ul some dully and Ration. Dr. liuehanan began by holding his hand for pome t ine on tho organ of calorification, and silently placing his hand cm the various portion-, of her head, which bo thought' have a restorativo eilect. In the course of three or four minutes, her chilliness was ronnved, and her feelings ivory comfortable. Dr. B. then remarked aloud H the committee tint ho would enduivor to excite the organ which U tho cms of perspiration, to such a degree as tj produce a distinct moisture on her bauds. In three or four minutes we found, on examining the hinds, that thoy wero pcrreptib'y moist. His patioiu being now 111 an agreeable- condition, ho pro ceeded with otliore.xperiinen's. his part of Dr. It's, theory that cich linger is the conductor of a pirtiru'ar iiilluoiico, such a Ihc galvanic, electric, etr ; and accordingly she deiciibcs tho sensation produced by touching the ends of his fingers with her own,"as very lilleront in each on. Her descriptions enrr 'Olid somewhat with the efforts attributed in o each of these agents. In the ring finger, s' o 'ays there is a "jerking motion," which ina to compared to the successive thrills caused ! .'Icr.trie agmiry. On touching the middle li-w ;or, she axera there is prndured a " a stiffi'iilr 'cusatnin of the wrist. Tho index fingerci.n d an effect, which she describes as " stimul.i. ing and warming to the arm." Dr. II. next attempted to excite Mirlhfttt'.n'M 'iy placing his finger on the region of that or g.m, and the result followed in a striking itO gree, three or four times successively. OnJeV 'iart,tl.o tendency to laugh irrcsistable, a-t I s'io each time hurried her face in her handlior. chief until relieved by Dr. II. The result in 'ended to bo pro luced was in this, as well as t il allowing instnico", stated in writing, and th t person operated upon was kept wholly ignotant of whit was anticipated. It w.b now prop. b-j-I :lnt Dr. II, should excite tho organ of ,ui. Urtgp, but in attempting to do so, his fiujj-r touched tho locality of the adjoining organ ti Calml'Uian, when suddenly .Mrs. R. arose fn tu heri'lnir and commenced counting tho flrw ir.l m the wail piper. Counting the number in i horizontal line, nd then in a perpendicular one, of a si lo of the room, she would immediately announce the sum total. Ko completely ei.. gro-sed (I'd sho become ill thU, that she took pn notice of tho bystanders further than ai thy interfered with her view of the Wall. lJ.ti mind scorned entirely abstracted, as it were in a nnnominia nf calculation. This experiment wis repeated several times with the same etTcfl!. Ono time sin wished to count tho threads in a flower of the carpet. In the next plare, Dr. B. excited the organ uf S'lf estenn, Comlialircnc, and Firmntni, tint of Philanthrophy as ho remarked, being natural'y strong. The effect was truly remark able. Under the inlluorco nf these organs, she commenced an animated conversation with tl.U company, in which she took the lead, and ro'iu became the solo speaker. She began by cx pressing the opirw.n that she was quabfied'for i higher station in life than sho has always occu pied, and that she possessed intellectual pow ers sufficient to exert a controlling infiuenrd over public opinion, She proceeded to vindi. cate in an eloquent tnmnor the rights of her son-, during which she gesticu'ated wi'h great vehemence, and her countenance displayed an' almost unnatural brilliance. She spoke in' glowirg terms of the good she might do, if placed in her proper sphere ; and when now reminded by Dr. B. tint the domestic sphere is) the one proper for wonnn, and tint her own' feeble constitution and delicite health wou'il jncapicitatc her for uch exertions, sho replied in a pr-uid and energetic manner. " But tho mind can oicrcome the body's weakness." As sho wns continuing bur Inrra.'.nue in ihc nmo vehement and thrilling style, Mr. Inman, Dr. li's. nisistanl, who wis standing b-luinl her, appro iched and placed hi fiiiL'era on ihc organs, as deignnltd hj Dr. B., nf IlimUHij and HtlaxaHon. I'nr about fit u seconds, no apparent illect was produced. In tin) next five, her nnir.ier changed greatly ; b - voxe lot its forcei the brilliant ammn'ion of her couutennnru nimosi ini'neuiaiciy disappeared j ana Her arms fell i-nn. .:.n.. i... i- n'i. i i ' iii-iiuiy wj ni flu.-, i iiu uioiiit in ncr counie inure w is iitrrnaps me iiiui rcmarKanie tve nrivecT cr witnessed under ihe inlluenec of any mental emo tion. Under llie former influence, her features n siiv d a marked and striking expression, ns if fluthid with excitement ; her ivnwas brilliant r.aJ sparkling, nnri tier whole bearing was iliat of cxallcd onlhmi asai. But nn.ler the influence of humility and des pomleney, her connleuanco in less than a minuu loUits tonsc and flushed npp-aranep, and exhibited thecolhp-e which always follows hisjli excitement of the human system ; her voice became feeble, her eve was downcast, while tear trickled over her cheeks ami presently, in n sad nml moralizing tone, ohe gate utterance to the expression" Ah I but I am only a pur weak woman! nnd vhat can she duj" Shu now spoke of her own weakness and the cpnirn' frii'iy of her s't. ; and in this desponding strain thn Kane's were nm. oi pnysicni nnu mentil depression shu eslrnn, Uoinbatitenese, and ..i...i i i . . mirml0 aie n3 roWd once more tb the higheii?,. eitement. Tho unwipi d tears very soon dried upon her checks. In this condition, she wis even moio determine I linn prevoinlv, and seemed resolved thsl " ''"fl. tu .Kc,1 Lh.L,nccoT,l's''m"1" ?f h('r i c ,,,(, lh ' monstcr) pr'rj,t,tict. that man ha's c 'reeled ns n birner nr'ound woman i" anil she Dro I I ... L I . I V. cecd d to sh iw, m the same excited language, thai hc V"""-"i powers of mind qualifying her for the accomplishment of great benefits to mankind, in- sic,,! " to ,,1,0 du.i., of domestic laraUon hi-mc annm touched, the June remnrlcnbt. ehanu-e, nbjve described, tyas renewed. 'I he flushed. xcilid countemn-a Brain colhmsed: her .inns f,.tl linnui.lly at her suloj -he again spoke of the frailly of woman, nnd despaired of ever accomplishing her great dcs'nns. In this stale, she burst into n flood ol t.'i's, and burvin'j her lace in her handkerchief, she -aid, "tl'iillem-n, eveuse mo" Mr. Inman now re-lored her by pheing his hand on what are called fie restriiminir organs, and hv iniiehini. ihn n.,i ,.r Z: " 1 up and, and, with a sunl", said, in a tone. "I fi-ir , v, ,!... ! , " I) II d uen, i nave ac.ieu teay looiuiuv." s next proposed to produce Prrnminz, which did by niacin;; his linirer on the sneelnl nri.nn. It "; on the si le of the head anterioilv. Sh inn el nij her eyes and seemed unconscious of surroun ding ibjcets. Her hands and hps wero continually n n -ns, is if in reference to objects seen in a dream. W'1 n wnkul up she said that many scenes had pas sed befo'e her, but that her memory of them wai i lis'iti"!. She s-emcd to hive a shadowy recolle. I ! m of many vivid colors and brilliant objecu, with' ; 3.U ihe powei to form a connected chain among these , i v. ills of the land of dreams. I I).', it. next atlemoted to show thai Mrs. It. eouIJ e impressed by merely lonelum; the regions of ihe i I il mi:i!i! in -iiiuuiir nurr-ou. 1 1 ,nilonthe lower anterior part of his ovti, forehead, ei'iii orizans in inoiuer person, lie placed her .ilacjil her hand on the upper anterior part of his fore 'ii'id -the sat of ihc Ktleclivc orfans and Iheiffect nntv produced, sir described as causing her to 'juries bet'er athingi.' When placid on the Irom portion of thcu11r.1l organs, she said she was ' ditjioicd to rtfctirtl tcenj one with kindness ;' on veneration, 'A stitldtnlng effect? she said was produced; and when on the region of firmness, she observed ' I hare ncnt "rtutir ronjidence m myself; A tnncty of experi m. uts of this kind was nude, the mosl (Inking of itliich was. when her hind was plnccd alternately am Ihc region of Philanthropy and Di'structitencss. Un ler the firmer iniluence, Ihe expression uf her eouu'enineewis mild nnd inviting, but under the lat ter, hirsh and foi bidding. Thetliiet of the litter he represented as very disagreeable, and sai l that she thought it would have- a bad ell'ect on her charac ter. When philanthropy was again excited, she itsin. c.l 10 bo relieved. In Iho-e experiments, Ihc arswen mvaiiably corresponded to ihe general principles of Phrenology. Dr. II. now placed her hand upon that recion nttim head, which ho regards ns the seurce of innervation 10 die viseeir ot the body. Thufiect she represented asnjreeablo. Placing her hand in tho same position on Mr. Bryant, in whom the digestive fnnciijo3 pos- es less t iguruus neuuu, 100 iiiiiueure cuuveyid. sho lescribed not so agreeable or nnnirenllv benrfirul to her. She was llun requested lo place her hand on die side ol Mr. Bryant's forehead, upon which she spoke of increased intel'eclual activity and stronger powers of rras'iniug. Whilst her hand ti ns thus rest- 1 M l t .. .... .! f. . . uig on .nr. 11. i!ittiiti.-idni wigaus, 11 was quieily uiotml so as to loueh ihe organ of ideality alone with one finger. Under this inlluenec her herid hiin if 111 n profound revery her hand dropped by her side, nml wl,A MV1.I.1 nn r.'iili- ia llr Fl .. innn.,!.. ... .1... ' ' " ' "w "l 'l . - "u ,,i us tu IUU eiDct produced. Hating again placed her finger on iho s tine point, her head once more dropped, and sh let fill her hand by her side i and being now urged repeatedly to siy what clli) t she experienced, she at length replied' .cirri me o rery plemim sm'ntM .' On tthclherit rxcilod her judgment or reasoning facilities, sho replied lbs il nctoJ nltogiihoronhcr imagination. SuWomnfitteo mcl Nov, IDlh, 1S-12. Present, Messrs. netlows, O'Sullivan, nnd Korry. Eipori-f' mcntann Mr. 11., continued. . r.i (The first oxpcriaicnls piade were intruded to i.1ui-

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