Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 13, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 13, 1844 Page 1
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irate N. O S T II E GLORY OF C 3 S A K DOT T II D WELFARE OP ROMS BY H. B. STACY. Hiiririiii? &-c. M ANII.I'A Uiiirniz, common nJ Hawser laid, Tarre.l uo oo uo Mnrlinp. 11 iinbruline, Sp m Yum, Deep t.1 Line, Cotton Ynrn, P.vl , do n.wqin; lo Se'ne ilo Whipping Jo Oikum, Tur, Pilch, Hus.'n &c. tie., for ale hy FOI.I.F. IT, UtlADLEY & Oo. Soulli Wharl, Nov. 23, I3ll. 86 'I oliar.co and SniilT. . npiIR s-iWri' er o ler (nr -nit a laree anil complete J nor inent nt Tn'iawo. nt a mall advance Irom jut, amnni which may bo found the following cele UaieJ Irani'. Bonn's 5. Dei in fif'een po'iml boxes, War I's 8-. do do do Chamber' 8'. S nn'ry's 8. Maloite' 5. Irvine' Ss. An'ernii's 5: Lee' 1G. Crimp's 1G. Tempter' IS. Deen & lirowit's superior Chewing Tobarea, Diivun's i!o do Room' do do rhapnmi'a do do The NK PU'S ULTRA Cavendish SmoUng i'o to vvhuh vrc would invito particular attention. ALSO. Ronnie's Rose scento I Moccol.oy Sn iff, d- cx-ra S.-oleh do Venn's do do do FOt.LETT, DKADLKV & "o. South Wlnrf. Nov. 23, 1311. 26 Tens. COUNTRY packed Voimr llvon, Oil Hyon, a plen.lid article, Hyson'S' in, Yinii'.' !Iytin in cadlie, Poiidi'Mitr, The ahove Teas are nf the latest importation, and have I ten selci ie I with ureat caie, and will I e o.lereJ nt a very fiimtl advim-e Irian '-ni i v KO LICIT UKADLRV & Oo. South Whirl", Nov. 23, 1311. 26 thcet iiifjrs. LAWRKNCK do A O E Teeter. Ma-sachu-etts Mil!, I'm. Ion, A bevvy l. iM nt tin" above favourite brand, for -ale tow lv KO I.KIT, UKADI.KY if- Oo So it 'i Wharf, Nov. & 1311. 26 Scotch I'iji Iron. GARTSIIKRItlF. No. 1, Pig Iron. For .ale at the to nh Wharf hv KOi.LF.TT IIRAP1.EY if- Co. N-v 23. 1311. 2S J OASIS Colored Cambric-, J I ili hi li .men. 1 do On'inii I'm .'!', For .ale I v Nov. 23, 1311. (.5) VILAS & NOVKS. Iron and Stt'itl, rNOMSM I1AR IRON, J I! in!,', ro in I do fur bhaltinf, P.S.I. O'J Sable i'o M.vco'o do lti-n Ntil Rn's warranted, Si inre Ci-l Steel Irom 1 inch upward, Slander-nil'- Ase do J-'iialih Mil tvr do Kule'urniaii do Swee!e do Toe fork do S iring do I J 13 and 2 inch. The ' me an Mo tir.' for sale upon term a favniir- nh and at iirice as In.v a ean I u found in the Mate, at llie"Soiih Wharf" In' FOLW'.TT, DRADLF.Y & cn, Nov. 23, 1SII. 26 H OF.'S I! S Ci'mihir Saw- frnm 10 to 26 indie?, 15 tn CI f.et, G it 61 feet, 11.11-'. X rut do l-'ii-j'i-li nla !e e it do Wihii ,aw -in t rramii-, R iwlan I' 0 61 an J 7 feet mill saws, Cl-t flell Shovel; Co-mm-ii i'o Koul.ml if me'- Lont; handled Shovel., dii Seel S-i do Can's nam tii- Sia :c, Lninnr.1' S i-le! ilo lliri' Mnnnro Fork, Tr.i'-e Chainii, Halter do Paient Vice, Anvil-, Cro It i'-, it", kr. For silchv FOt.LmT, HRADL.KY it Co. So ith Wharl', Nov. 23, 1311. 20 Shcot Zinc. Slir.CT Copper tinneJ, do Lead, liar do do Tin, Shot. For .ale hv FOM.FTT, UKAULKY t Co. South Wharf, Nov. 23, 1811. Sugars and Molasses. ST. Cmix, Poro Rico, New Oilr.ni, Moscica III, Few Ynr'i Itelned do Clari'iel. Wool ey & WoolseyV DoulleLoaf, Lnvcrmi.' do Woo-ev Wool?y' Powdered, do Crushed, Philade.hia L'itp, Brown Havaunah, ALSO, A heavy f-torlc of Porto Kico Molasj, New Orleans do Trinidad do All which are for sale at extremely low prices at the boulli man i.y FOLLETT, BRADLLY V Co, Nov. 23, 1814. 26 o LD Government Java CoTee, Prime Rio do La;?iyr do On' a " do Penper, Sr'vr, Ca-.ia, Ground P"Ppef do Since, rlr, CaiJ, Starch, Nitmcg, Clove, . . , , Rai.nu in boxer halves and quarter-, Rite, Pipe, M.i.tard, Oinerr, , , Sail Petre rf"-. For :eny ball letre r-f.oaFTT BiU0LeY &Co, South Whatf, Nov. 28, 1811. 26 Liquors. M EDAU'S Swan Gin, Wi, it'll Ou no llarber" ware WSe point do Pine Apple Ci iniiry Ct.,..r laf do do do Pel!evi4 in Brandy, Seiirneite do American do Si. Crmx Him, Uoriruiidy Port, P ire Jilii do Mnleria Wine, BnUvn Sherry, Irith Whiskey, . AUn, on Connenment, John Feltoti'a N.E.Hunt, Trait'. 00 , , , In HhJj. and llbl. For sale low by in p0LKTT) uaADLEY k Co. ftoii'hWhar Nov.23, 14. Communication. T II ERF. IS A DEMON I.N THE LAND. sr a. a. ronuo. There is n di-mon in tlfc land Marchine in terror o'er it, An iron rod is in his hum), He Ptrikc9 down all "efore it. Out of his mouth comes forth a flame, That tilasl, and blii-hls the fairest fame. The glorious tree of Liberty Our bravo forcf.i.'hers nourished, Drfcndrd by ihcm manfu'lv, It fprcad, increa-cd, and llonrished. Beneath its fair and pleasant shade Freedom her habitation tnndi. Our Fathers pride once oot head Its branches gloriously were waving, Its leaves a genial Irasrance shed, Fol years it stood the tempest braving, Bui now the demon's poisonous breath Hath marked it v.ith the signs ol death. Aye! worscl still worse! this demon dark Amidst the social band is creeping. Within each locust hath lit a spaik Tears may not quench in years of weeping. Friend against friend it hath arrayed, And enemies of neiglibirs made. Brother 'gainst brother armed in rage, Made fathers to their children focman, And dcai l e'stiil the war to wage llaih pierced the breast of emtio woman. Tho firrsburn dim on Frcid-h ps shrine. And love blest beams but fniully shine. Honor and truth hi fore him flee, Ri'lmbn mourns her fanes deserted, And Hcavcn-horn Vimie weep 10 ee Her name de-pied, her laws perverted. Vice in its i est forms stal .s by, Nor seeks to shun the public eye. Wnl.c! Patriots wake 1 and cuard the land Theh'o nl boiiithi lind your fathers gave you Rise in one linn determined band I Let not 1 1 lis sin 11 1 power inhve you I Drive out the Demon P.iriy spirit From the blest land whicn ye inherit. Iliiiesburgh, Nov. 13, ISM. THE ADOPTED DAUGHTER. BY MISS MAIITIIA RUSSCLL. Who wniild have fincied lint these jar; tied, rock) hills enclnsed in their circle sucn 11 sweet vill.ims as this? Why, it is like fairy eiicha tinent !" Such is the involuntary exclamation nf al most overv lover ol the beautilul, ns lie eaves tlm roii!h mountain road, and turns Inward the villasie of .Minder. Fairy enchantment ! Ves, indeed. But h, thu world is prune to unlit lief! We know nut whv the domains nt the elfin pen- le should he confined to ' iiierne EntMantl ! ud some other pails nf thu old winld .... t,i nor do wo Delieve tney me. inuceu, we have proof positive to the contrary ; for what are nil those heautiful rjreeu cncles, under the old oaks down in Deacon Dnd- ev's pasture, hut rings in which thu fairies hold tlK-ir moonlight dances! And then, on siiitii! moriiinu's, many a pretty iiiil in the village villi tell vim that every thing is nut of place, th it somehow every tiling goes wrong ; and shall this Iin accuiinleil lur, a we must lint believe that some iil'tlie mis-1 cliieviius cousins nf I'uck or Iluliin (jumlfel- low have inlei fi red 1 Besides, dear leader, Mluilen is snmewliat renowned lor lis share in tho iiieoiiir.ilile S ilem witchcraft, and nianv a legend of that ' awful delusiiiu' is slill pieserved among its inhabitants. Olheruise, Miudeii has nothing pooiliir. Kven its lie.inty is not iincommiin. Hun dreds of similar villages Iin wedueil 111 he- tween the hills uf dear New England. rliere, on the west side nf ihe road," are tlm meeting-hiiuse and sclioiil-hmise. Just In hind thetii are two.or three little, low, dilap idated Imildings. These lire the last of the S.ihhalli-day houses,' where those whose homes were not in the village spent tin: re cess between the services on the Sahhath the fathers and uncles criticising the sermon the mothers nml aunts talking over the leutlis, (mills and marriages, and .exchang ing pledges of friendship in the shape of fennel si-i d, orange peel and sweet flag. Farther along stands the store, and nearlv opposite this, the low gamhrel roofed house of widow Barker. Just on the corner an- ppars tho new collage of the Doctor, and be yond in that neat white house, with tlm lion-ey-suckle over the door, lives the minister. Down liy the river, nt thai red house, with the tall hollyhocks and sun-flowers in from, Aunt Cliinnin lives, and the noise of her loom is heard through tho day. On the hill stands the blacksmith s shop, whose little chimney, helchiiig showers nl sparks, I have watched many a limn in the long winter evenings, wondering whether Vesuvias or Etna could equal that. But come with me down the lane yonder, and stop nl that sub stantia! looking house around which there is sn much shrubbery. That is the residence nf Aunt Sally Collins, and there I purpose to hegin mv story. It was h luvelv summer evening. The large ruin dr.-.ps nu the foliage around the house, glittered in the beams nf the setting sun, Tor a mass of clouds had first swept rap idly over thu heavens, and, "Li'.'e hooded friars, Told their heads in drops of lain." All old gentleman, accompanied by young gitl, caiiiu slowly down tlm l ine, and reached the lillle red gale just as Aunt S.lly appeared from Uio hiru yard, with two swimming pills nl liesli nillil. I lie gnl sprang away from her companion, mid hold ing up her hands, full nf shrubs, exclaimed, 'Sen here! Aunt Sally, here are the sassafras and heart's ease von have wanted so much. And besides, I h ivo an apron full of wild roses and bine sculleaps and lien is the first goldeurod that has blossomed this season. ' Well, well, Ci lia, I will lake care of, them when I have strained my milk. But, mercy 'on u, child, what is the matter wills vnur dress Why, it was span clean when yon went out this Hiierimnii.' CI ira gazed 111 the skirl of her muslin, with 11 half sad, half comical countenance, and replied, ' I nuver thought, but it can be washed, you know.' ' Never thought,' inhtvuptcd the old gun It Hit L I N G T 0 N , VERMONT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, IS44. llcniiin, Mr. Iliivdi'tt, siirenslinilly. 'No, I'll wnrnilit, slii' lii'Viit iiihm' llinittil ll nl old Gumly Smith's ham ' nl )imltr. Nut cotili'tit willi driijiiiinji mi,' over fi'iicrs n ml (lilt-lies nl'iiir lliiiMt nonil fur imlliin witiIp, to vvliicli you, in ymir wimlntti, nrr pli ascil In i in put u snrlt nitrociiliiiis virtues, tint B.vpsi'y iiinsl ni'cil stop to spook (villi i-vcry iiitiv tiri'iim, unit iisiimi 10 everv n'.il wiiiiihii's Cfttipl.iint of ilii'iiinaiisui, crick ill tint hack, null nit ttisit, until i; rcirlu'il nlil Goody Sinilli'i. It seems tin nlil iluncii Ml down yi'.ili'rility mill sprnincil tier uncle. Sim wns hohliliit!! nut In tlm yinil willi Iter mill; p-iil, nml Miss Chiro, foruttinc hotli Iter dress nml my putt, li'l'l ii'ii stiinilintj in tin; wet cinss, wliilu stm inilkt'il tlm row Itiir- sclf. She luis tiniiizlit lioinii ii uood sltaro nf tint milk on lier dress. Ifsltu Ir.is nno grain of sense, she will learn to leuve old women's cows ttliino, next time.' ' But, do.ir Mr Hnydcn, Mrs. Smilli could hardly wnlk oven with Imr stnflT. Ynti did not li.-iiv! Itltli! Join Bradley alone, when lie Cull into the diteh tho other dny.' ' No, hut I told the younz rascal I would if ho fell in there itcnin. But sure of this, Miss Cl'im, you will not pet nit; out to gath er wreds niiin, I can tell you.' 1 Nu, lit cause wo start for Now Yoik to morrow. But, perhaps, we shall have time in the moruinii to ro dnwii and inquire after Mrs. Smith's nni'le,' replied the merry gitl, as sliii sprang past him into the house. Clara H irriiit.ii had lieen Mr II. mini's ward, and was now his adopted daughter. Shu was the only heino on earlh whose in fluence he cntild lolcrah;, or who could live with him and act with "er.tirn freedom, lie was naturally pndowi:d with snnin nf the hest qualities of heait and mind, hut Itis fu st experiences of life had linen vety tinfiiilii uali! and veiy unhappy. His father had died when he was qniln ynutio, and left linn sole heir uf immense wealth ; lint Ids heller quilities, under lite :nan.i:eiiieiit of a weak in.illii'i. and ainiil the d.iimeniiis expiiiire.. hy which Oie allowed him In lie siiiriiunileil, instead nf receiving iti.it ciilttv iiion, uliicli would have mule Ids ulinle life .1 lili.ini to himself and ollieis, lia.l ijixen w.iy In the influence of siiine vet serious fiidl, .inioiij; which veii! pride, self-nill, nml ,i ivi'Mess ness of nil reclaim. Iviilv in life he ti.nl contracted an imprudent in nriaL'', and nf-lei-naril had iiiliered severely in his domes tic relations, Al leiiL'lh. hi! was left almost alone, with none hut distant relatives nroiind him, and almost destitute of the usit.it sources of en joyment. Iln had suffered and grown wiser perhaps hut ho was lint vol pacified. He i i - i . ... . iifiainu eiiiuniv, muni!! nun niiS'iiii loinc. t ,, , , ! , , r ... ,'. I 1111 MMIIIIII-II n -I(l, .11111 IIMIIIIH-M llllIIM'll III thu solitiidi! of his o vn ro.1111. Iln would not permit tlm slightest iillusion In t In- cir cumstances under which he had sufii-ied. .mil so great was the awn willi which he inspimil thu sciv.mls that they ceased 10 iiteiiliun it to 0110 another. Ahout this limp a Mr. Harrington, who had lieen his tuosl intiin.ite friend 111 the days nfhis liiivhond, died in a distant part uf t lit! cnuntry, lieipieallung to Ins love anil care his little porliuiili'ss d iugliter, Clara, then aliotil four years old. Thi leipn-st aiitiuveil him. It .Mr. Ilarritiglon h-ul requested liiui to lieslu v half of his fuiliine 1111 Ins child, It would have been done willi little hesitation, hut he could nut endure thu thought nl'li iv iii'jht a child in his house ; et he cntild mil slight his fiietid's d.ing reipiesl, mid little Clira was sent into tin.- cuiiulry, and pi iced under the care of Aunt Silly Collins. Aunt Sally was a distant relative of his mother. "' unco had lived awhile in her family. Of ten, 111 tlm summer, lie Im.l spent several weeks af her house 111 Miuden. Though slu did nut helong to what hu had been accus tomed 10 regai d as society, yet she was now tho only person with whom hu took mix ! pain.t to preserve an intercourse. Shu wa indeed one of lint "excellent nf the earth," and in ibis present iiinuil, her quiet house. and sincere, homely kindness were so pleas ant tn him, that afier little Clara went to re side with her, his visits 10 Miuden became more frequent and protracted. Aunt Sail, cared very lillle for his peevishness. She bad an admirable tact for talking either with him ur at him, as his mood might direct, and was accustomed to say that Ins growl was u great deal worst! than his bite. At first ho took no notice of tho child ex cept that he was careful to put his cane and gold spectacles out of her reach, and genlly removu her play things, when sho placed tliem too near bis easy chair. One day, however, on onturiiii lliti sitting room, he found Claru seated in a large high-stuffed chair. On her bead was one of Aunt Sally's high-crowned caps. The bows of his gold spectacles were tangled in her mass of sun ny curls, and the glasses thus retained be fore, her eyes. In one baud shu held Dod dridge's Rise and Progress,' wrong end up, and with lite other shu was waving Aunt Sally's liiiin icnl ilo Sued ty fan. Her rosy lips were slightly compressed, and willi such an evident attempt to imitate Aunt S dly'a manner and look when she rested from lier labors on the Sililialh, that Mr. Haydt-n hurst into a nearly laugh. From that lime Clara ens the victor. She gainoda complete liiiimph over his mis antbrophv. Henceforth she whs allowed to arrango her hahy.liousi where she pleased, and was even permuted in play all manner of tricks on his fivoriio dog Crisp. A cluso acquaintance began between llieiu, and in the hours which during his visits he spuiil hi pl iiing with bei, Inlkiuii 10 lier, or taking le-r nut tu ride, hu seemed nu t more In h 1V1 found souii-lliiiig like leal li iiipinest. Tin child hid lni..tlil I it 111 ill 11 le was slill capa ble nf lb nil in llui.-s .mil 1 11 1 .,, 1 11 feelings. Her iiifluencii nver him giew niihhor iear. Slie was now thu gieal interest of his life. Unsocial as ho might tin with others, be seldom wauled words when with her, though his totiK generally seeilled to be fretful and Imp ilienl. lie look great pains wild her eilui'.iti.in, lavishly supplied her wants, grant. ed her requests, and yielded to her persua sions. Yet he never failed in maintain that she had never in her life undo a reasonable request, or lo give her notice that hu would iti- i r 1 nut be made an old fool of any longer, Though for several years p.isl, Clara had' spent much uf her time in the city, jet her lioinu continued to ho willi Aunt Sally. Now situ vas going tn reside permanently with Mr. Hnvdeti. Dining her tihsencu in Miuden, she had expi lienred little beside luve and piy, words were ulwnys easy and ready In her 11s her breath, yet next innrniug nil her departure when she received the part ing embrace of Iter foster mother, who she knew luted her better than any thing else on earth, site found it impossible to speak. Aunt Sally remained standing in thu porch wulcliing the carriage through her tear-dim-med spectacles, until it disappeared behind thu hills. 'Miss Clara will tin kind o' homesick, I guess,' said Hannah Hill, the nld lady's help. who stoud in the doorway behind her mis tress. ' Yes,' Aunt Sally replied, wiping her eyes willi tlm corner of her checked apron ; 'thu old hniisu will be lonesome as a jail, nnw. Shu is a blessed child, always merry ns a cricket, and so handy about the house. There never was any body likelier to chirk me up when I bad the rheumntiz. Well, the Lord's will he done. It is belter for her to go. .Mr. Haydni thinks the wurlil of her. Cross as he pretends to hu, he almost wor ships her, nml shu can do any thing she pleas es willi him.' . This was 1111 important change (n Clara, in mum respects limn one. Hitherto her heller nature had been most active, lint she had never been seriously tempted or tried. She was now nt that iign when n woman's character begins to take its life-long tlhec lion, and she was going to occupy a place in snciefy where there were many fearful ex posures. The next morning after their arrival in the city, Mr. Hoyden led her llinmh the spacious ami luxuriously furnished rooms of his mansion. ' This is nor kiugdiiiii, Cl.ira,'hn said ' you are uli! milress heie. Leave my li liraiy and hed-iiiom undisttii bed. In all other respects, arrange a-id rule ns ynti please. I have not brought ou hero to spend our days listening to ihe querulous ciiinpl-iiuts uf a gouty old man. Mis. More, nil. 1111 von have seen liiriuerly, will unro ll ce mmi into what Ihe world calls sncirli. She is in every respect a suitable clupuron for you.' ' But you will go with me. Yon will not dismiss mu into this sttauge world without your countenance and support i' 'I have renounced it, child ; I am weary nf it. Yob will find companions enough, and their (1 illeiies may soon lead you to forget such an old foul ns I. Who knows? How , ., . , . .4, si tin 1 lit 11 lie otherwise t muttered, ns he drew iinli! a heavy i.iiniik rurtahi thai draped the window wheie they stand and ga'.ed abstractly 011 the fashionable throng below. - The tears slartcd in Clara's rve1 as, 111 struggling In speak, she laid her hand in bis and looker up into Ins lace. ' 1 did mil mean In p un you, child, It said, mum kindly, Mutt I have very lilll I. Hill in Human nature. We snail see. lull are a good nil I, and pel hops yon will succeed In convince me tint men an; all saints, wu men all angels, and ibis weaiisum winld of ours a very paradise. But tlieie is Mis Mme with a lievy of fair gills coming to call on Min. Fur this once I will go willi you to icceive ll.eui.' Cl ir.i -llaiiiogton was not what is called lieauliliil, but her mind and I rl, now fresh I'liim her happy home in Miuden, were heoii liful exceedingly, and in her tones, her conn. lenaiicn and her manneis, there was that strange smne:hing which is sure to win re spect and love. Her unworn heart is 111 1 strict ideas of truth were id'len nl vaii iin'e with ihe diplomacy of the fashionable Mrs. Mure, vet she siiiiii became a favoiile, not unlv wild that lady, hut also with thu gay circle 111 which shu moved, As tlm prniegn nf Mis. Morn, and the no knuwlt-dgpd heiress nf Mr, II lydeti, she soon became an object uf no small interest to the gentlemen. Mr. liayilnii was right, iwrs. Mure was in all respects a very suitable cha peron. IMo young latly cuuld move 111 the world of fashion under a more securo or skilful guidance. Yet this lady was verv r-xiuus that Iter protege should make a bril- hint marriage, and her pride was fully grati fied when Clara been inn thu promised bride of Walter Whitney, a sun of one of the oldest and weliliiest families in the city. He had paid his address to Clara at the suggestion of a managing mother, and was pleased with her for several reasons, chiefly, however, be cause si 10 was an object ol marked attention to so many others. He was young, handsome, refined and ele gant in his manners, and endowed with much wit and vivacity. Hu had made no real im pression on her heart ; but she was pleased willi him and had accepted him, chiefly be cause he was the favorite of Mr Hnydcn. In the feelings with which she made ibis engagement, an eve that read her whole heart, might have seen that Clara was nut altogether the same shu bad been. All social diseases are contagious, and her pure and ingenious heart was hegining to rereive some- thing of llnl tone which prevailed among tho fashionable (Villi Whom she associated. Of ten of late in her own lh. mollis shu had run graltil.iled herself nu the udvanlnpcs uf her position and rejoiced that .Ur Havden was sit very rich ami, in accepli ig Mr. Whit ney's priipns il, she thought of nothing with an much sali-f irtinn a llm pruspect uf he muting for life 01111 of the prudest and most courted iifllin proud circle where situ was. 1 1 is irue such iii"dilaliunS dnl not always leave h r quile s llifeil willi herself. Shi w.ts one nf ihe very last to aim at influence over her friends, yet Mr. Ilavden was almost iiiihn.inileili and Iho needy, who sought favors of him, soon le.imt lo ap ini icli him through her. I Ins circumstance give her occupa tion for 11 portion of her limn and thought, ami she found continual delight in her un wearied ministry of benevolence to thu puor. But even this movement of her heart was in danger of losing its purity. She really was superior to most of those with whom sho in- sociated. Hill) hud more trail Ii mill purtiv I Yet sho was becoming "o..-!.... mi - - - o. men iv 1 Tli.r 4HM Snil-n-w PIIM I uf her guiltiness, and to cherish one of the most insidious, and, perhaps, It would he loo uticli to niM, one nl tlio most beautiful forms if selfishness , hut tin! selfishness, that fatal poison nf human happiness, never was nev er can he regarded beautiful. And did mulling cnine in her experienre In revive the inner light t A trial was at hand, and wo will see how she met it. I he servants of the house invariably man ifested the warmest attachment to their young mistress all but Mrs Price, nr nld Annie, as shu wits called, who had been in tho fami ly frnm the limn nf Mr. Ha vdeu's hot hood. Old Annie could not seriously dislike her, hut she was never very cordial. One eve ning, on her relurn from a parly, Clara learn ed that Annie was suffering severely frnm a paralytic attack. Site went immediately In the room where the poor creature lay atn.nsl speechless. After satisfying herself that uvery thing pnssihlo had been done fur her relief and comfort, she dismissed the servants to their rest anil assumed the duties of nursn herself. And Clara really was u matchless nurse. It was evident that old Annie felt this as the kind-hearted giil watched at her bedside, smoothed her pillows, and minister ed to all her wants. Towards 11101 nhig, as Clara was bending over the bed to arrange tlm pillows, she sought In press Clara's hand hetweeu her palsied fingers and made an ear nest allempt to speak. Clara bent nearer tn catch her meaning, hut was able to dis tinguish only ihe words 'my puor hoy try to persuade his ' ' Ynttr sun, Annie' Hav; vnu a son t Where is he? Ho shall be sent for.' Annie stiuggled once more to speak, hut Clara Could make out only the broke sen tences ' Poor Francis cursed him and cast him off but the old man's hour will come.' The invalid exhausted hy ln-r efiiul soon fell into an uneasy slumber. When she awoke, Ciara once mure proposed tu send for her sun. ' My son,' mumbled the poor creature, ' Oh, yes, hu was my son. Nuhudy elsu luv ed him.' Shu continued to speak with the confusion so peculiar to the paralytic and so painful to those who listen, yet Clara gathered from her disjoined exclamations enough to startle her with a new and painful idea of Mr Hay den and of hnr own position in his family. She heard thai Mr. Hayden had a son, still living, peihaps, who had been for years ex iled frnm his home with his falher's curse. She knew iinthing of her adopted fuller's history. Aunt S illy, who supposed his son was dead, had told her Mr. Ha) den had no children. The dawn had scarcely begun, when Mrs. Brown, Ihe old housekeeper an peared in ihe chamber tu telieve Clara. On heating what old Annie had said in a hushed voice, she cnufimed il. 1 Annie was Francis Hayden's nurse,' she continued and she has never been the same since the boy left home, nor the master eith er for that mailer, though he seems kind of clieerlul-liki! since you came among us.' Clara could nut rest. The disclosure had taken Inn stinng a hold on her. All her hel ler nature was moved and pained, and ihe mure hy her relation to tho parties. She longed for a clear account of the m ilter and at first thought of going al once In Mr (lay den. Finally, she concluded to confi le what she had heard lo llm family nhv sh i ins. I)i Seely, who slit! knew h id been for 11 long thin' her giiaidi iii's most c.mfi leniial fiiend. From him she heard ihe following slnry. ( Concluded next week.) PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. To the S'wile and House nf llepresenta!iies J the United States : We have continued cause fur expressing our gratitude to the Supremo Kuler of the Uinvort-e lor the boneli's and hlesiugs which our coun try, under hi kind Providence, has enjoyed dur. mi the past year, Notwitlistaiiding llio evcit. ing srenes through which we have passed, noth ing has occurred to disturb the general peace, or lo derange the harmony iil'oui political system. The great moral spectacle has been exhibited of a nation, appnixiiiiating in immlior to UtMlUt),. (101) of people ; having performed the high and important luuclion nl electing tneir i,met .vug istra'e for Ihe term of four years, without the cominissinn of any acts nf violence, or tin- man ifestation of a spirit of insubordination tn the laws. Thogre.it and inestimable right of suf frage, has been exercised by all who were inves ted with it, underlhe laws of the different States in a spirit dictated alone by a desire, in the selec tion of the agent, to advance tho interests of the country, and to place beyond jeopardy the insti tutions under which il is our happiness to live. That Ihe deepest interest has been manifested by all nur countrymen in the result of the clcc. lion, is not less true than highly creditable to litem. Vast multitudes have assembled, from time to time, at various places, for the purpose nf canvassing die merits and pretensions nf those who were presented for their suffrages ; but no armed soldiery has been nccesary to retrain, within proper limit, the mpular zeal, nr lo pro. vent violent outbreaks, A principle much mure ciuitroll tig was fouiiil in the love of order and obedience lo the laws, which, with iniioindi. vidual exceptions, every where possesses l lie American mind, a ml controls with an influence far inure powerful I ban busts uf armed men. We cannot dwell upon Ibis picture without ro. cognising in it that deep and devoted aUacliui"iil on Ihe part of the People, to Ilia institutions mi ller which wo bye, which proclaims Iheir per petuity. I hegresl objection which has always pievailRU against Uio election, liy llm I'euple, ol their Chief Executive ulli -er, bis been the up prehoiisionof tumults and disorders, which might involve in ruth llm entire Government. A security aaainst ties, is found not only in tho fact before alluded to, but m tho additional fact that we live under a confederacy embracing already twenty. six Stales; no one of which bib poiver to control the election. Tho popular vote in each slate is taken at Ihe lime appointed by the laws, and such voto is announced hy the Electoral College, without reference to tlm do o sionsnf the other Slates. The right of suf frage, ami 'be mode nf conducting tho election, is regulated by the laws of each S;alo J and tin election ia distinctly federative in all ita pnnni nent features. Thus it is that, unlike wha' oii.'ht be the resul's under a consolidated svs tern, riotous proceedings, shnuld they prevail, could only afl'ect the election in single States, ivithout diiturbiiig, to any dangerous nxteul, the tranquillity of others. The gieal exiicriineii' nf a nohticrl confederacy each member id which is supreme as toall matters appertain ing lo its local interests. ' nonet jdiuiMv! i Xq pi3jvtD3tp ssdjSuo;-) ipiavv ill, tlie prntectlon of iln citizens, in matters not domestic has been so far crowned with 'c. tn. philo ruc.'Cfls. Tho world lias wiluns-icd its rapid urmvlh in wealth anil population; and, miller the guide and 'directum (if a nuprriiitom! ttig Proviilonrc, the devclopmeitls of tlm pint may bo regarded but a tho rduilmving fnrlli ol Hie mighty future. In thfi bright pnupectj of that future, wo shall lind, an patriots atiJ phi lanthropist, tho highest itiiluceutHnif, to colli, vale ami cherish a luve cf union, and to fiown duwn every incisure or fcflVi which tnnv be. uiuli! lo alienate the State, nr the People ol Hip Slates, hi sentiment anil feclin?, frnm each other. A rigid and close ullieraucc to the term of our political cmnp ict and above all, a sacred observance of the guaranties of Ihe CotiMittition, will preserve union on a f uinJation which cut out be shaken ; w hile persona! liberty ia placed beyond haztri! nr jeopardy. The guarantee of rehginui freed un, of t'io freedom of the pros, of the liberty of speech, of the trial )by jury, of the habeas corpus ami nf the domestic institutions of each of Iho.Sla'es leaving the private citizen in .1 e full exor cise of the high and ennobling attributes ol hi nature, and to each State the privilege which, can only be judiciously exerted by itAelf,nf din stilting the means best calculated In advance its own happiness ; these are the great and inipor. taut guarantees) nf the Constitution, which the lovers uf liberty must cherish and the ail vocal us uf union must ever cultivate. Preserving tlc'so, and avoiding all interpolations hy forced con. slruction, unler the guise of an iinigmed expe diency, up 111 the ('iiiistittitinn, the itill.ieni-o of our political system is destined to be as active ly and as beneficially felt oil the distant shores of the Pacific, as It is now on tics'! nf the Al. 1 111I10 Ocean. Tho only furinid ihle impedi. moots in the way of its successful expansion (lime ami space) are so far in the progress nl modification, by the improvements of the a"o. as to render no loiiL'cr speculative the ability of Itepre-entalives from that remote region to nunc Up In the Capitol, so that their constitu ents i-hall participate in ail the benefits nt Fed. oral b'gisl itton. Thus it is, th it in the progress nl tune, the inestiin ib'e nrmciu'es uf civil liber- ly will ho etij iycd by nnlilnns yet unborn, and the groat benefits of our system of Government no oxtcnilpu to now instant ami uninhabited re gions. In view ol tlm v.nt wilderness ynt to he reclaimed, we may well invde Ihe lover o freedom, of every land, to Like up his abode among us, in the great work of advancing the 1 et.1nd.1td ol civ.l17.Hion. and ivln,r , w,d,.r ,,,l 1 ., . . ., r 1 to the arts and reliuenianls of cultivated life Our prayers should evermore be offered up to Ihe Father of the Universe for his wisdom to direct us in the path of our iloty, so as to ena ble us to consummate these high purpose. One of tho strongest objections which has been urged againt confederacies, by writers ou Government, is, tlm liability of the members In bn tamper"!! with by foreign Governments, or ihe people of Foreign Stales, cither in their In. cal all'itrs, or m such as afljclnd the peace of others, or cudingrcil the safety of the whole confederacy. Wo cannot hope to be entirely eveuipt Irmn such attempts on our peace and safety. The United S'ateR are becoming too important in population and resources not lo at tract the nlircrv.it must .if other n iliuns. It, thuro. fire, 111.1v, in the nro.tres of ti i.e. occur :h it ..pinion entirely abtract in the Slate.i in which iliuy in iy prevail, and in no derre" afT-'clmg their domestic institution., in iv he artfully, but I secretly, encouraged with 11 view tu utu'oriinne the Union. Such opinions 111 iv become the Inundations of p 1l1tic.1l pirnc, until at I it, the conflict of opinion, producing an alienation of friendly feeling among the people nf the difftir. ent States, may involve in one general destruc tion the happy institutions under which wo live. It should ever ha homo in mind, tint wh it is irue in regard tu individuals, is equ illy so in re. gird lu States. n interference uf one in the alinrs nf another is Ihe Iriiitful source of laimlv tlie!i-ioos and neighborhood dispute; and the same cause iifiVls Ihe peace, liippines.s and prosperity of States. Itiniy bn most devoutly hoped thai the good sen-e of iho American People will ever he ready to repel all tiuch at. tempts, should they over be nude. There Ins been un niitertal change in our foreign rel.ilinn since my l ist Annual Mes.ige tu Congress. Willi all the Powers nf Earopo we coiiliiiiie on the most friendly terms. In. deed, it afl'irds me much silisficium lo state, lli.il at un leruior period Ins tho peace of that enlightened and important quarter of the globe, ever been, apparently, mure firmly established. I tie tonvir.tioii tint peace is the true policy or nations, would seem lo he growing and becotn. tug deeper among the enlightened everywhere: and there is no people who have a stronger in terest in clierislitng tlic sentiments, and adopt ing the means nf preserving and giving il per tniiiency, thin thnse of the United States. Amongst these, the first and most efieclivo are. no doubt, the strict ubservanci o! justice and the honest am! punctua1 fulfilment of all engairc. uienl.. IJul it is not tu he forgotten lint, in the present slate nf the world, it is no less nocces. sary to bo ready loen'urre their observance and Imminent, In relcreuce to ourselves, than lo ob. serve and fulfil them, on oar part, in regard to other.. Since the close of your last session, a neso. tiation has been formally entered upni between the Secretary of Slate and her Britannic Majes. ly's Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extra. ordinary residing at Washington, relative to the rights of their respective nations in and over the Oregon Territory. That negotiation is still pending. Shnuld it, during your scssibn, he brought tn a definite conclusion, the result will be promptly communicated to Congress. I would, however, call your attention again In the reeuiiimendation contained in nrevinus messages designed to protect and facilitate emigration to thai territory. I ho establishment ul military posts at suitabtehoiii!s utiun the extended hue of land travel, would enable our ril zeus to em igrate in comparative safely to the fertile regions below the falls of the Co'luinhia, and make the provision of iho existing convention for the joint occupation of tho Territory by sublets of Great Britain ami tho citizens of the United States, more available than liorctufnro to the latter. I'lieso posts would continue places of rest for tho vvcarv emigrant, where ho vould he shol. lered ecurely against the danger of attack from Ihe Indians, and be enabled In reimer from Ihe exhaustion ol a long line of travel. Legislative eiiaetineuls should also bo made which should spread over lion Iho icgis of our livvs, so as lo alKird protection to his person and property when he shall have reached ins distant home. In this latter respect, the British Government has been much more careful of the interests of sorb ol her people as aro to be found in that country, Ihan iho United Slates. She has made neces sary provision for their security and protcctio,, igamst the acts of the viciously disposed ami U a less ; and her emigrant reposes in safety un. dor tho panoply of her laws. Whatever may oe tho result ol tho pending negotiations, such measures aro necessary. It will all'ird mo the greatest pleasure tn witness a happy mid favor, ihle teriiiinatiuu to Iho exiuing negotiation, up. mi terms compatible with iho public honor: and ilia best efforts of the Government will continue o do directed lo litis end. It would have given me tho highest gr.ilifica liooj III this, ill V last niietiil - - , uoiiiniu" VOL. XVIII....N". 23 m.mt of other msi'lers in difference hotwron tb-i (Juite l Stales and the Government of Her Dri lame Majesty, which were advened tu in a pre vi ius message. It is m obviously Ihe iiitoret id Ii coantr o, in respect tn the large and va hnblu commerce which oxits between their, tint all causes of cmnplihii, however inconsiri er.ib'o, shnuld be, with the greatest promplilud removed that it must be rogtrded ascaue 1" re're', lint any unnecessary ilohys should U punmi'u.i 10 iincrvor.e. ii is true, tint, in . pecuniary punt of view, the matters alluded le, ire, nltnjothor, itisigiiilicant in amount, when co.npircd with Iho ample refntirccs of that great uaiioii : 0111 iney ncvertiie e". innro n.irlmn :ir. ly that limited class which ar.se undnr seizures and detentions of American ship? n-i the ooas' nf Africa, upon the imsiokcn .iiippos'.liou inilulg. ed in at the tuna the wrun-r was eu'inuilteil, ( thm'r b.iing engaged in lbs slave. trade, deenlv rt-. i t..... ...i. . -. aui'ci nt seiisiuiiiiio" 111 tuts u.ivcrnineiit ana People. Groat Britain having recngitiseil hei responsibility In repair all suco wrongs, by !w action in other cases, leaves nolhiugto be ret giotled upon Ihts subject, as toall cases prior to the Treaty of Washington, than tho delay in miking suitable repiratinn in such of them as tall plainly within Ihe principle of others, which sho has long since adjusted. The injury inflic led by delays in the settlement of ihe.-e damn, falls with severity upon tho individual claim' ants, and makes a strong appeal In her magtianit mily and souse of justice for a speedy settle. mBiit. Other in itlors, arising out oflliuceii' structiiin of existing ireatio-. also reman-. r,li justed, and will continue ts be urjjed upon lier auuiuiuu. 'I'hi! labors nf the joint Committee appointed by the two Governments to run Iho dividing line, esl.iblished by the !'re ily of Washington, were, utttortiiualely, much delayed in Ihe coin menceinent of ihe season, hy the failure nf Congress at the last session, to make s timely appropriation of fund tn meet tho expenses of IIig Ain"rics.ii party, am! by nther causes. Tho United States f 'oinmissio ier, however, cxpres sos Ins expectation tint, by increased diligence and energy, the parly wifl be able to male up for lust tune. Wo continue to receive as:ir.inccs of tho most friendly feelings on the part ol all llm other Eirupcin powers; willi each, and all of whom, it i sj obviously our interest tn culti- vale ihe m ist amicable relations. Nor can t anticiptto the occurrence of any event which wool, hn lilf,.u, i .. ... .1 ..1. .- ... . ' " ' ,u u "r" 1 mam ins-, iui.-m;-, uio ereat Hurt lorn Ullller tllO judicious SVV.1V of her Hmnnrnr. ij nna-pr. constantly advancing in the road of science and improvement; while Franre, guided by the councils of lier wise sovereign, pursues a course calculated to consolidate the general peace, Spain has obtained a breathing spell of soma duration from tin internal convulsions which have, through so m my years, marred lier pros, perity ; while Austria, the Netherlands, Prusei, Belgium, and the other power of Europe, reap a rich harvest of blessiiin-s from the prevailing peace. I informed the two Houses of Congress ill my message of December la.t, that instructions' liad been given to Mr. Wncaton, nur Minister at Berlin, in i.ego'iate a lie.t'v with the Ger imuir State, cuuipiKiiig the 2 ill Vereio, if it could be d me, stipulating as far as it was prac I. call, e to :tccouipli.h it, for a reduction nt Ihe he ivy and oiierou dntie levied ou our loh.il'Cri( ami other leading article of agricultural pro. iluciion; and yielding, in return, on our part, a roihic-'loii of duties on such artic. e-, live pro. liuction of their industry, a should not come into competition, or hut a I, noted one, willi arti cles, the product of our m inufacturing industry. The Executive, in giving such instructions, considered itself as acting in strict conformiiy with tho wishes of Congress, as made known through several me isures wlrch it bad adopted all directed to the accomplishment nf this im p.iriant result. The treaty wa--, thcrel'ure, ne gotiated ; by which es-enti.il reductions were secured in the duties levied by the Zoll Verein, on tobacco, rice, and lard, accompanied by a stipulation for the Rihiessiuu of raw cotton, free of duty. In exchange for which highly impor taut concessions, a reduction of duties, imposed by the laws of the United .Slates on a variety of articles, motiif which were admitted free of all duty under the act of Congress, commonly known as the Coinproin se law, and but few of winch were produced in tho United Stales wan Mjpulated for on our part. This treaty was communicated to tho Senate at an early ilay of its last session, but not acted upon till near ita clos-o; when, for tho want, as I am bound to presume, of full time to consider it, it was laid upon the table. This procedure had the effect of virtually rejecting it, in consequence of stipulation contained in' ihe ncaty, that its rati- ncaiioiissiiivjiu no exclnnged on or before a day which has already passed. The Executive acting upon the fair inference that the Scnato did not intend its absolute rejection, gave in sirtictintis to our Minister at Berlin to re. open inn negotiation, so tar as to outaln an extension of lime for the exchange nf ratifications, f regret, how ever, to say that his efforts in thii respect have been unsuccessful. I am, never theless, not without hope that the great advan tages which were intended to be secured by tho treaty, may yet be realized. I am happy tn inform you that Belgium has, by an "arreie royale," issued in July last, assimi lated the fhg 'of ihe United Stales to her own, so far as ihe direct trade between the ttvo coun tries is concerned. This measure will prove of great scrvica lu our shipping interest ; the trade Ii iving heretofore been carried on chiefly in for. eigii bottoms. I flatter myself that she will speedily resort to a modification of hei system relating lo tho tobacco trade, which -vould decidedly benefit Iho agriculture of the United. S ates, ami operate to the mutual advantage of b ah countries. odetiuitive intelligence has yet been recei ved from our Minn-tor nf Ihe conclusion nl a Ire ily with Ihe Chinese Empire ; but enough is known in induce the strongest hopes that lbs oiis.-ioii will be crowned with success. Willi Brazil our relations continue on the most friendly footing, Tho commercial inter course between that growing empire and the United States, is becoming daily of greater im. pnrtanre to both; and it is the Interest of both lint the firmest lelatiuns of amity and good will tdinuhl continue lo be cultivated between them; The Republic of New Grenada still with holds, notwithstanding iho most persevering ell'.ria have been employed by our Charge d'AIIaires, Mr. Blackford, to prnd'uco a different result, iudomuity in iho case of Iho brig " Mor ns." And tho Congress pf Venezuela, al. ihough an arrangement has been effected be; tweoij uur Minister and the Miti'ster of Foreign Affairs of lint Guvernmcnl, for the payment of 18,000, in dischargo of its liabilities in lbs) a one case, has altogether neglected to make provision for its paymont. It is to be hoped that a bense of justice will soon induce a settlement of llieeo claims. Our late Minister to Chili, Mr. Pendleton, has relumed tu the United States, without hav. mg ellected an adjustment m the second claim of the Macedonian, which is delayed on ground altogether frivolous und. untenable Mr. Pen. dleion's successor baa been directiyl.lnAU'K.iVr

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