Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 21, 1842, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 21, 1842 Page 1
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TH1 Vol. V11J.?*o. 319 Ho. 3173. THE NEW YORK HERALD?daily newspaper?publishej every Jay ot the year except New Year'* Jay anJ Fourth of July. Fiiee a ceuti per copy ?or $7 38 per au11II111?\iQsl$ar* tmifl ?rach in aJvanrf. THE WEEKLY HERALD?published overy Saturday price [ cents jier copy, or $3 13 per auuum ? [outages paid?caih in advance. ADVERTISERS are informed that tlie circulation or the Herald is over THIRTY THOUSAND, and increasi:-g last. It hat Ike target! circulation of any paper in tkis city, or the world, and it therefore, the best channel /or butinett men in the city or country I'riCPi moderate?ca'h in advance. NEW YORK LANCET, published ivetkly, prico lij cent* per single copy?o cents by the quantity. The price of thu val"?b'e permdicul hai hitherto been too cheap, in com; . sun to it* utility, intelligence, and workmauohip. It ha-, ineraijie, le;eu advance I to $3 per annum for ooe year?yj tor a half year?or P2J cent* j>er single copy -' Jth in a lv.utce, aod postages paid. REVO LI'i ION All Y RELICS, or LtTTras addressed by distinguished ineu to (icorge Clinton, formerly Governor of New York, during the revolution, and first publishe 1 by permission of his grandson, Col. Beokman. A hnaiitil'nl OCtttVO f.litmti in ntimhasra nrico i.ii sw,n?a e ich. THE ATHENEUM, a New Monthly Journal or American ?nd Foreion Literature, Science, and the Fink Aht?? Each number adorned with a beautiful en graving? price only UJ ccnti each. PRINTING ofall kinds, uxecuted at the most moderate pi ice*, ii:ul u. tb ; moat elegant style. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, ' "ihetorof the herald establishment, M. tk-v st cornel of Fulton and Nassau streets. To AilTertlseri, For the inrormation of business man and of the public generally, and as a guide in the selection of tho best chanuelfor advertising, we place before our readers the following facts':? New Yore Hkrai.d' ) Sun Office, N. Y., ) Office, Nov. 1, I84J. ] Aug.2t?, 1812 $ Messrs. Persse Si Brooks : Mr. H. V Butler :? Gentlemen :? Kir .? Please to deliver at the Please deliver at the Sun Herald Office, Ncm York OHice, N. Y., five hundred i 750 ream* per week of the reams of paper per week, for small sized paper 23X32? six mouths from the 15th of for the. Daily Herald. October, IS42, to We of this Also 60 reams per soeek of quality, size and weight, the the large sized 32 X16 for the same to be paid for in cash Weekly Herald,for one year every two weeks (rom this date, to beof quale M. Y. BEACH, ty equal to this specimen? I accept the above order, Payments to be made each and agree to furnish the pawcek in cash, in full for that per accordingly, week. H. V. liUTLER. 3?JAME9 G. BENNETT. Aug. 31,184-J. We accept the above or- Witness, M. S. Beach dcrund will deliver it as directed. I'ERSfE St BROOKS, No. 61 Liberty street. James Howe, r Witnesses. Uasiui l Be man, i By these documents it will be perceived that the circu tat ion of the New Yohk Herald, is nearly double that oj the Nkw Youk Son, and that it is, consequently, so much the morn an eligible channel for all kinds of advertising uud business notices. Not a further word is necessary to satisfy the public. JAMES Q. BENNETT Father Miller's Great Camp Meeting Is now published in a splendid EXTRA HERALD, in the (junrto form, being a full account of each day's proceedings, for ten days, of the Second Advent believers, in Newark, including their sermons, songs, prayers, Ac., together with the sayings of the Rev. Mr. Brownlee against them ; illustrated with three beautiful engravings, a portrait of the Prophet, and several scenes on the camp ground. Price 6J cents per copy?or 4 cunts by wholesale. Newsboys look out. This brochure exhibits human nature in a new, racy and original shape, far superior to all the flimsy Actions of Dos. It is fact, more wonderful than fancy. r Oil NffVT ORLEANS. LOUISIANA AND NEW YORK LINE OF PACKETP. JSk lils. JsFo^n^jetter accoinmoaatleuuT shippers, it is intended to despatch a ship from this port on the 1st, 5th, foth, 15th. JOlii, and J5th el each month, commencing the !0th October and continuing until May, when regular days will be appointed for the remainder of die year, whereby great delays and disappointments will ht prevruted during the v>m,uer uiou'ha. The following ship* will commence Una arrangement ? Snip YAZOO.Captam Cornell. Slup OCONEE, Captain Jackson. Ship MISSISSIPPI. Captain Hilliard. Siiip LOUISVILLE, Cai-ttin Hunt. Shi,. SHAKSPEAUE, Captain Miner. Ship liASTON. Captain Lalliam Sinn HiJNTSVlLLE. Captain Mnmford. Ship OCMULUEE, Captain Leavitt. Snip NASHVILLE. Captain Dickinson. Ship MEMPHIS, Captain knight. Ship LOUISA, C ,*uii Mnlford. These ahips wtv, 'I built in thv city of New York, exprcssfor packets, arc of light- draft of water, have recently been m w|y coppered and i*it in sph udi*I order.with accommodations lor iwaseiigere nil" instiled I'oi comfnTt, They are commanded by experienced mailera, who will nuke every ex?rti?n to give Si saw I'u iiiiix. They wilt at all timea be towed up and own the Mississippi by ttetiKiboats. H,.\citlic M r irw u-i* ji captain* of tlicae ahlpa will be rcs|iontiMe lor 'we 'ry, bullion, prt-cioiia stones, silver or plated ware. Ofdrir any leUr's, parcel or packsge, sent by n? pet on board ol tliein, niih u regain lolls of tailing are taken for the same, and the value Miction cxptease.t. for freight or pf.? .J.r apply E. K. 1 OLLlNS k CO., 56 South at., or I1ULLIN k WOODRUFF, Agent in New Orleans, who will piumptly forward all goods to llieir address. The snips of this line .ire warranted to sail punctually as *dvcrtised nil great eari will be taken to have the goods correctly on .oiiii ed. m( " OLD LLNL LIVERPOOL PACKETS. T -rijV Jffc j| 'HE (>?. l iTn'E of Packe^or LiverpooRiiffiereafter be de-patched it the following order, excepting that when the day p! '.nling falls on Sunday, the ships will sail on the succeedh.fc day. For New York. For Liverpool. Tiit SOUTH A MERICA, (June 1 Jnly 19 Shilor.s, Oct 1 Nov 19 L>. iJ. Bailey, f Feb 1 Mar 19 The ENGLAND, ([June 19 Aug 7 7'iC t. as, Oct 19 Dec 7 lb L. Waite. ('Feb 19 April 7 Tilt OXFORD, (July 1 Aug 19 Ml tons, Nov 1 Dec 19 J. ltalhbone, { March 1 April 19 The EUROPE, ([July 19 Sept 7 ?1U tons. Nov 19 Jan 7 KTg. Marshall Mar 19 May 7 The NORTH AMERICA, (Aug 1 Sept 19 619 Ions. Dec 1 Jan 19 A. B. Lowbtr.l Arril 1 May 19 The NEW YORK, [Aug 19 Oct 7 909 Ions, Dec 19 Feb 7 T. B.Cropper.( April 19 Jone 7 The CAMBRIDGE, , Sept 1 Oct 17 850 tens, Jau 1 beb 17 W. C Barstow. I M.-y 1 June 19 Tl rni VTMBl u ? a. . . in N,.? o AIIV vubunmuoi \ orpi u ? 700 lows, {J ad 1} Mai 9 o.a.Cole. (Mar juiy . 7 Ftt actuality, Am tetania the day of sailing, will be observed as ht rerofoie. The vricc of oasMge outward is now filed at One H'ludred Dollars, for which ample stores of ever* detcripliun w?LI t?e provided, with the exception of wines and liquors, which will be furnished by the stewards. OOODHuE St CO.. 6t South st., C. H. MARSHALL, 38 Curling-slip, N. Y. ie24 Ivh BAKING BROTHERS St Ct^ L>ool. NEW~?okk and LIVkhpooL regular commercial link of packets. Sailing to and from Liverpool, Weekly. m JgL m. m ot^^EsTABLlsHEin'A88AGI^^OT''ICE, 8tkeet. The .nStcribw in announcing itis arrangements for the year !0t?, *p|iearv befope Im friends with sentiments of sincere re?I ret tor the alilfl stipiiort lie hai received for many year, peal.? lie likewise wisher to call (lie attention of those intending to .end for their friend, residing in England, Iri-I run), Scotland and Walra; that they can at all limes lie accommodated by this line, by weekly opportunities from Liverpool, a. well a? by all tlie well known different line, of packet bfp?, sailing to and from Liverpool on the lil,7ih, ljlli, 19th .nd 26 th of each month throughout the year. , . , It ha* alway, been the ?tndy of the subscrieer to have the t migrant*'lion n ciirility, and despatched without drl.y, and nhoae who send for their friends may re.t satisfied that every due and diligent attention willbe giv.n by the Liverpool agent* to those *eiit for,a* well a* all who may embark with them, and should any of tlio*e whose passage has been paid not ?mrark. the money will be refunded without any charge. The subscribe! feel* a pleasure ill making known the differ ent shir* by which his passenger.came out during th. last year, which ha* givan general satisfaction, and that he has romiderasly extended and concluded hisarraugemeuU for the year 1M1 The following is a list of ship. Ships Scotland, Robinson. Ships Aiahamian, Lane. Kail held, Wilson. Printice, Hopkins. Krankfort, Russell. Tyrone, 8|*sre. Russell Glover, Howes. Walks, Waiu.^ Hlbernia, Wilson. Westchester, Ferris. Alfred, Cherver. (isrrola, Child., Clifton, Ingerrofl. Su Cloud. Karon son. Louisville, Allen. New York, Nivrn. Sobieskiv, Emersun. Warsaw, Oriflithi. Oswego. Wood. Occku, Wlllard. Talbot, Storey. N. Hampshire, Harding. Pantile i, Gooumansnn. Robert Isaac* Tmeman. Virginia, Eaton. Europe, Batcheldor. S. Jenkins, Seymour. A tree passage from the different ports of Ireland snd Rent and, r an also he secured, and dralu furnished for any amount. l>sy*l>b* at the National and Provincial Bn.ka of Ireland and their icspective branch**, and also on Messrs. J. It W. Robinson, Liverpool, which are paid tree o~ any charge, throughout he Ignited Kingilom. For further particular* vnply to JOHN IIERDMAN, SI Buulh street. o* J. It W. ROBINSON, * Ooree Piarrar.and alt No. I Neptune tt., Waterloo Dock, Liverpool. : ' u,\ *j,\ ? fa} Jar ?-? n ' . ; , E NE1 NEV I NEW JERSEY RAILROAD AND TRANS- I I PORT AT ION COMPANY. MtW YORK AND NtWARK. ' 'e reiliucd to tj centx. From b>e loot of Citnrtl unit street, New York. (Etery d?v?Sunday ><?.; sited.) lrf??ri\Vw kPrk Leaser Newark Vt 9 A. M. At l P. M. At 7X A. M. At IS P. M "S Jo 4 do. K do. SS dots do. 9 do. 6 do. 7 do. '. 10 do. UN SUNDAY ?. K.o.\\ tin- foot ol Courll&udt street. Leave Neiv Yrk, Lttte Newark. At 9 A. M. ami t>, P. M. At IS P. M. and 10 P. M. NEW YUKK, ELIZABETH TOWN, Lease New York. Lt-use Elizabeth Town. 0 A. M. 7 A. M. 2 P.M. 8S A.M. 8X " i?S A. >1. P. M. IS M. 3 P. M. 9X " The trains for Wcslfirld. PUiiifit Id, liouiidbrook, Somcrsille, &c., eomiect with the 9 A M, 2 rltd 4\ P M trains Irotn New Yoik, daily, Sundays ezce|ited. Fare berweeu New York and Elizabeth Town 2S cent*. Fare between do and Sotnerville, 7J cents. v EVY YORK. RAHWAY AND NEY^ BRUNSWICK. Faae reduced. From the foot of Liberty street, daily. Lease New York. Leave New Brunswick. At 9 A. M. At iS A. M. ?V P \l 112 " ift 9 P. M. On Sundays "he 5W aud IS A.M. trip* from New Bruiuwick aud 1\ P. VI. iraiu I rein New Vork, are omitted. Kare betwr, u New York and New Brunswick, '5 cenu. Railway, 50 cents Tlie fare iu the !t% aud 7-X A. M. train from New Bruusvick, and 2\ aud lis <*. M. tr-iu from New York, has beeu re Juced. New York and New Bruiuwick, to 50 cents. " aud Rahway to 37S " Passengers who procure their tickets at the ticket office, re :eive a ferry ticket iratis. Tickets are received by the con luctor ouly on tiiu day when inirchased. lull 3m* WINTER ARK/ NOKMKNT. NEW YORK AND PHILADEcHHlA RAILROAD hlNE DIRECT. Via Newark, New Bruiuwick, Princeton, Trenton, Bordea town and Bmiinitton. THROUGH IN SIX HOURS. Leave New York, from the foot of Liberty atreet, daily, at 9 A M Ad P M. The murium; Line proceeds to Bordentown, from thence by steamboat to Philadelphia. The Kveniuu Line nroceeda direct to Camden, (opposite Philadelphia) without dunce of can. Passengers will procure their tickets at the office fool ol Liberty street, where a commodious teainhoit will be iu readiness*. with baKpaite crates on board. Philadelphia baggage crates are conveyed from city to citv, eithout bringr opeuetl by the way. Eoch train is provided with a Ladies Car, in which are apartments and dressing rooms expressly for thp Ladies use. Returning, the lines leave Philadelphia from the foot ol Chestnut street by railroad from CatndeD, at 9 o'clock A M.aod 5 o'clock, P M. The Ltnea for Baltimore, leave Philadelphia at 7 A M, ?tal 4 1' M, biin, a continuation of the lines from New York. s28 3in*r FARK AN0 FRLilGllT RFUUCLD. BOSTON,Av!a posed of the following supeiur steamers, runHiint in connection with the Stouiugtou aud i'i'videuce, and Boston aud Provideuce Railroads? MASSACHUSETTS, Captain Coinstock. RHODE ISLAND, Captain Thayer. NARRAGANSE'I'T. Captain Woolsey. MOHEOAN, CajiUiu VauderoilU One of which will leave New York daily, (Sundays excepted) from 1'icrNo. 1, North River, Battery Place, at four o'clock, P. M. AmMacMcnK. The RHODE ISLAND, ou Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for Stoning ton. The MASSACHUSETTS, on Tuesday, Thursday aud Saturday, lor Stonmgton. Passengers ou the arrival of the steamers at Slonington, may take the llailroad Cars aud proceed immediately to rrovj deuce aud Boston. Freight taken at the following much reduced rates t? To Boston, on goods weighing forty pounds or upwards to he cubic loot, at $5 SO per tou, and ou measurement goods T ceuls per foot. To Providence, on measurement goods 5 ccuts per cubic 'not, aud specific articles as tier tarif to be obtained at office 22 Bfnadwav mytl 6m*T "NEW YORK AND BOSTON KAIL KOAD Ll.Nh.~~ Via Norwich swd Worckstkr Kah-Rpsps. %gjj?3 J-1 mm i rihgpi Pier No. I North Kiver. Battery I'lace. Thentw and ftidriulid steamboat NEW HAVEN, Captain J. K. Dustan, "will l^ave every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday tlUrnooiu at 4 o'clock. i raaieHt^ers for Boston will be forwarded immediately on the arrival of th.: above boats at Norwich, and will proceed without change of cars or baggage. For further information, enquire at the offr an the wharf, on boi id the boat*, or to D. B. ALLEN, 39 Peck slip, upsnirs. All person* are forbid trusting auy o*ae on account of the above boats or owners. 04 lm* FAKE REDUCED!" PERSONS GOING SOUTH. ? f r AltE nEDct ED en both the routes Irom Bsliiuore to Charleston, by the Cnesapeake Bay, Portsmouth, Wrldon, Wilmiugtou, N.C., and thcuce to Charleston, to (?) meals on the Bay bosu included : or via Washington city, Richmond, IVtenbiirg, Welilon, Wilmington, N. ( -.and thence to Chaileston, to (?1, meals ektra?miking the fare on both routes the same. Every rtsttion is made to keep the Railroads and Steamboats connecting these liues in good Older, and ei|>edite travel, and make passengers as comfortable as pos sihle. By tiiis route you may be sure of reaching New Orleans rom New York seven or eight days sooner than any other liur, at sn expense not esceeding $72. E. B. DUDLEY, nl7r President W HtH.K.R-Co, BRITISH AND NORTH AMERICAN ROYAL MAIL STEAM SHIPS, Of 1200 tons and 410 hone |?wer each. Under contract with the Lords of the Admiralty. BRITANNIA, J. Hewitt, Coinmsnder. CALEDONIA, E. O. Lou, do ACADIA. A. Kyrie do COLUMBIA, K. C. Miller, U N do Will aai! from Boston, via Halifai. rom liverpool. from boston. Britannia, Hewitt, Oct * Nov I Caledonia, Lou, Oct 19 Nor 16 Acadia, Ryrie, Nor I Dec 1 Colombia, Miller, Nor It Dec 17 Britannia, Hewiti, Dec. I Jan I Passage Money?From Boston to Lirerpool, $133?Boiton to Halifai $20. Theae ship* carry eiperienced aarKeona. No Bertha secured unrl paid frr. Note.?Merch.mdiie and Specie (eicept for personal eg K rises) shipped under the uune of luggage will ha charted aa (iitnt, ana liable to Custom Home Regulations. Apply to o5y r D. BKIOHAM. JR.. No. 3 Wsll-st. .Mft fiOL FALL AND WINTER ARKANUECi ? _i -?J* MENT.?The steamboat Rockland, will, JLanJBLf. ou and after Monday, the 3'at of October, run aa follow* : leaving Middletorrn Point (tide and weather per mitcinit) at 9 o'clock, and Kryport at 10 o'clock, erery Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Returning, leire the loot of Robin aou street, New York, esery Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12 o'clock, noon, touching at Srguin's Dock each way. Stage* will be in readiness to cotircy passengers to any part of the country. All baggage at the risk of the owners. o23 2m*ec _ dTATEN ISLAND FERRYTFoot of Whitehall street. Tile steam boat* 8TATEN ISLAiNDEU and SAMSON will learr New York aud Slaten Island as follows-? NEW YORK. STATEN ISLAND. 9 8>i 11 10 IK I2R 'H 2 >2 ox o2 All good* shit>ped are required to be particularly marked, and are at the risk of the ossuers hereof. o5 r aiW*n ><a nkW A if if 7a n b NEW- VoRk.-Kare fl?J^eva-rj|*Oiily I2S cent*.?The spleinlid and rnnimndi JLwaaJKtJE-OUS steamer PASSAIC, Capt. John Uatfy, being completely and elegantly refitted, commenced her regu;r trip* for the season on Thursdav, k larch 10?lean tig aa follows ? Foot of Barclay at. Naw York, at l?\< o'clock, A.M., and 1'* o'clock, P. M. Centre wharf, Newark, at 8 o'clock, A. M. and 1 o'clock, P. M.. Sundsys included. U7* Freight ol every description carried it reduced pneea. o 12m*r _ aVl ,321 FOR ALBANY, TROY, and IntirinrdifcL "t I CjJUate Ilaces?The splendid low pressure steam SWALLOW. Captain A. McLean, will leave I he loot ol'Corllandt st, on Sunday Afternoon, Nor 20, st 5o'clock. 0"" The above i* a lubatautUl B at, lilted up with eleeaat Hta'e Rooms, and for accommodation ia unriyalled ou the Hudyon. nl'i r "REGULAR OPPOSITION TO CATS &?KILL.and inter r edialr landings, wuhout low 3aMjLJC.I.<i>r?l-II. solar days fx>m ('.Itskill, Mon days, Wednesdays and Fridays. Kvom New^York, Tneidays, * nurnnayg and Saturday*.?Karc to or from uaiuitii* w cent*. ? Berih* 25 cenu?Supper 25 c*nts. . . The new and f,at atiamer WAVE, CapUun Van<lrrhilt, will le?re Robinann at. pier Thuraday Nnv. 17tl>, at liva oVInck. For farther partiealara inquire of the ra lain on board. By running on the naya'abiee named, there will bi a daily com municalion between Catakill and New York (and intermediate places) lor freightand|mum?? at reduced nncea. o?r UENKY SCOW No. Hi WatoV,? N7* >?aw conaunt I ? ly on bandagenei eaaortment of Pirklei, Cntauiw, Mantra, Ac , rreaereee, lelliei, Brandy Friuta, Ac.. wholeaaie and it ail. All ordert tor Ship am an.l Familiea pnneicalty at dad to <11 rrei* > SHIRT S . SHIHT8 altar the latent sa?i mmt approved French pattern*. CoM?% \ anuloona, vesta, ami all mder jrarmenlt, mcde to order *t ilion notice and in the una t fahioiiaW style Gentlemen'* Kuruuhiim 3wrt,l7 imW Maiden Lane, New V.nj1m?' WM r.Ol.l.INA UWTL \0E 1.1'HlA OAOL ERHEitl' k r?i e,? i AUU?HI MBNTT r.tch.joRC Buittllia, No*. 2G and 27.?Sidiclr Por? traits taken, from breastpin ?f*e to 8 inches in ilia mete r. Faro ilv groops of from two to 15 pertol* on one pitta. Time of ?i(. ting 10 second*. . . Constant you hand, and for *ale, Irwtni enf*of tKe ?am? kind ? ujciI in the e? ?blikhmo( ; a'*o pUtes and all other u'euaila W. A F. LANOKNHKIM nlO Im'r Straw wrappino paper-iho C4!"' for aale by PKHuifc A BROOKS, ni?,f til Liberty atraet. fc If TO V YORK., MONDAY MOR The Loiif; Inland Murder. Hcntinotjn, L I , Nov. 18, 1842. IIokhibi.k Miiudkk!?Never ha* it been our melancholy task, on any former occasion, lo pre? 'it' to our readers the details of a murder, so atrocious in every feature, as the one committed a few nights ago in the vicinity of our village. We do not remember to have heard of one so appalling, lor many years On Sunday evening last, Mr. Alexander Smith, extensively known as a worthy and wealthy farmer, residing at Old Fields, and his wile, were murdered, Their bodies were discovered on the following morning, lying on the hearth; that ol Mr. Smith nearly consumed by the tire in o which it had (alien, on receiving a blow from the ascasstn ; and that ol Mrs Smith, nearby, weltering in blood which had flowed from several wounds inflicted on the head. AUerman,named Antoine Keisler, who had been in the employ of the deceased about two weeks, is supi?sed to be the fiend who perpetrated the act; he was seen at the house on Sunday afternoon?but had absconded when the murder was discovered the next morning. His object unquestionably was plunder, as Mr Smith was a man of wealth, and is supposed to have kept a large quantity of money al ways in the house. It was proved before die coroner's inquest that Keisler had enquired of a man in -i <s 1 ~ mi u<riftiiui>u[in>uu, 011 ^sunnay, wneiner.vtr. suniiti was not very rich nut the villain, alter all, did not obtain that for which he de.-troyed his employers ; for it is supposed that after he had cominittnd the murder, and before he c >uld rifle the drawers and chests in the house, he became alarmed at the noise occasioned by some wagons i> tsnng, and made a precipitate retreat through an end window- A pocket book containing the remnants of several bills, which had been tmrnt, was found in a pocket of the coat which Mi . Smith had on at the time; and a watch belonging to Mr. Smith was found in a desk in his bedroom, which had been left unlocked. It is ipiite probable, that the wretch was frightened away betorehe hail commenced his search for money. It was undoubtedly his design to set fire to the house, as the finishing scene to nis atrocity, had he not became alarmed. A canister of powder was found on the step of the front door, where he had placed it, to accomplish his purpose. Mr. Smith kept a large dog about his premise*, which he always permitted to sleep in his bed room at night; and ihc German, dreading the ferocity of the dog, took the precaution to commit the deed hefore the old gentleman had retired to bed?and in order to avoid the interference of the animal, had him secured in an outli >use. A mason's hammer was found in an adioining room (Mr. Smith's bed room] where it had been used to break out a sash for the villain's esca|>e. It is supposed that this, or a similar weapon, had been used in perpetratiug the murder- The usual place lor this hammer was the outbuilding in which the dog wasloHn f to be confined on Monday morning. It is very probable that the murder was coiutni ted a short lime after t;a, between (land 9 o'clock, as tli- l"a tab'c w as found in the floor, partly cleured off. As ii i other person resided with Mr. bmithand wife at the time of the murder, except Kcialer, of course nothing positive can be known respecting the manner in whicn it was perpetrated; bat Irom the position in which the bodies were discovered, the nature and situation <>l I lie wounds, as well astrom various otlior considerations, the following deductions muy be depended upon us nearly correct, viz : that the murder commit ed by the German? that his object was money?and that he designed to burn the house, to destroy ull evidence of hts guilt. In vain may this wretch attempt to escape?lie will be taken bsiore the week expires. The rejiort of his unparalleled crime will reach from .one end of the Union to the other?Long Island is already in arm to capture the demon. A re-vard of $300 has been oil' red for his capture?he had on a small green cloth cap, green frock coat, green punialoons, coarse boots cracked open on the s!des, a kind of chequered vest, is of Germau descent, about 5 feet 8 or ft inches high, stoutbuilt, light complexion, light hair and large eyes, wears Ins beard on his upper lip unshaven, and his clothes considerably soiled. The funeral was attended at lite dwelling of the deceased on Tuesday afternoon, and un impressive discourse was delivered by the Kev. Jas. McDougail, when all that remained of the aged couple was toliowed to the narrow house by a very large concourse of the inhabitants ot tins aud the neighboring villages. Dr. Jos. II. liny, wi\o, at the request of the Coroner, made a |H>st mortem examination of the bodies, has supplied us with additional information. On entering the room where the family took their ineals, the remains of Mr. iSimih were lound lying on the left side of the fire place; the legs, abdomen, one half of the chest, and the arms above the elbows were burned to a mass of shapeless cinders. Nothing scarcely remained of his identity except the head. On examining the head, three large wounds were diseoveted One on the jeft ear, cutting through the cartilage, and producing a large incision behind it; a second on the upper part of the skull, fracturing the bone, and driving portions ol it in the brain; and a third, about two iuches from the latter, towards the right side of the head, also fracturing the bone. Kach wound was about two inches in extent, and uppeared to be iuflicted with a blunt weapon, as the iitce ol a hammer, or the eye of a hatchet; and not with a cutting edge, as the incisions of the skin were ragged. It is probable that Mr. Prnith was sitting in his accustomed place on the left side of the fire place, with his feet restiug on the crotch of the crane, when lie received on his lett ear the first blow of the assassin. His chair was found turned on one side near him, from which he had fallen, on being stunned; and his feet becoming engaged in the crotch of the crane tic was drawn into the fire, and remained there while lie received the first and second blow, aud was consumed as described. His lace was not disfigured, but wore a look of natural composure, considering the violence of his death. The body of Mrs. Smith was discovered lying on the right side of the fire place with her face downward and on the hearth, while her body lay partly on the floor, being somewhat beyond the reach of the tire. Her right arm layparily under her head. Six distinct wounds were discovered on her head, each one of which was sufficient to fffoduce death. The wounds were large, and similar to those of Mr. Smith's, and in every instance attended with fracture of the bone. On investigation it appeared that Mrs Smith was in the middle ol the room, when she received the first blow, and that a second one instantly followed. These blows were about two or three inches above the right eye, and each penetrated to the brain: they had hied profusely. When Mr. Smith had fallen irom his chair, Mrs. Smith bad probably advanced towards him, when the as sassni met her in the middle of the mom, arid struck her twice in front before she fell. Here her wounds bled copiously: she then, it would seem, struggled to rise, und in doing ho, hitched alone upon her knees and elbows towards (lie hearth, where she received the other four blows ujion the up|ierand berk part of the lie-id. Mrs. Smith must have struggled some time before death, as the knees appeared much bruised, and were denuded of skin in several places; probably in making considerable effort to move along towards the hearth. It was testified before the Coroner's jury that Mrs. Smith bad an inflamed eye, and tliut she had sent Keieler before dinner on the day of the murder to a neighbor's to get her something to a|>ply to it?that Keisler had inquired of a fellow-countryman, residing nt the plnce to which he had been sent, whether Air. Smith was not very rich?and how far it was from there to the nearest river?and that Keisler had observed to his friend, in the same conversation, that Mr. Smith was a very good man, and that he had then one of Mr. Smith shirts on which Mrs. Smith had given him. That lie was on that occasion accompanied by Mr. Smith's dog?that he invited his fellow-countryman to come and see him at Mr. Smith's alter dinner. It further aptwared that Henry, bis countryman, came to Mr. Smith s about half-past one, and remained till three o'clock, P.M., during which time, Mr and Mrs Smith arid the two Hermans entered into friendly conversation together. Such are the lending particulars of this dreadful tragedy It. will serve to admonish us all against the too frequent practice of employing persons vho come among us as entire strangers, before wc can obtain satisfactory assurances that they are worthy of our encouragement, or deserving of our confidence. PosTscRirr.?Weonksdav afreiinoon, 4J o'clock ?CarrcRr of tiik Htnrosen Mcbokhkr !?Keisler, the snpposed murdererer of Mr Smiih and wife, was arrested by deputy Sheriff Penny, in a bam belonging to Mr. Lewis Hiilse, near Port Jefferson, in the town of Prookhaven, about 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening, and brought to this village in custody of Sheriff Brush and Deputy. The prisoneris about 84 years of age, with a countenance rather noble and frank, exhibiting none of that savage farocily which marked the commission of the crime with which he stands charged. Examination okfore Justices Conkun, Cahi.i. ano Udai.l.? Prisoner said lie was horn '.n Ack Ern, , is now twenty-four years old?lias been in this country about 14 weeks, and lauded in New York?came in she ship Silvie de Graaae. On board the ship he went by the name of Anthony Keisler. He was seven weeks in the hospital at Staten I#J RK H NING, NOVEMBER 21, 1

land sick?when he went there he was almost dtad with the dropsy His passport was stolen from hun while in the hospital?don't know what became of his clothes; they were stolen from the ship or the hospital- went front New York to Gosh-n, where he staid three days with a carpenter?don't know his name?front there he went back to New York. He then intended to go to Pennsylvania?did not know the way ; asked a Dutchm in the way ; he told him to cross to Brooklyn; he did so; from there he followed the turnpike up to Mr Wicks; from .Vlr Wicks lie went to I >avtd Carils. Not getting work, he went back by Mr. Wicks' to Mr, Smith's, where he hired to work one month for $4. Sunday, Mr. Sini It wanted him to bring some wood; asked hint to do so in Dutch, and laughed at the same lillie?nriSOnT S lid he wn* lirert ol lieinfr Imiuheil at, anil told Mr. S. he wished lie would p:iy liiiu, and lie would 50. At tir&i Mr. ti. would not settle | with htm; ult>-ra while lie gave hiin the boots tor j his pay; he then left. This was a little before four o'clock, last .Sunday. The dog was with him in ihe forenoon; when he let i trie dog was in the room. Prisoner forgot his stockings mid shirt, cannot walk well with stockings on; prefers to have rags?the rags he had 011 he brought from the hospital?never saw a hammer about the premises, nor any can of powder, lie left about four o'clock: the sun was about man-high; it was a little cloudy, and some wind When he lelt he took the road directly by Ksij. Weeks'10 the turnpike; met several people and several wagons; did not know any of them. Was just dark when he passed Mr. Weeks'; bassed Gilhert Carlls about dusk, heard no dog bark ; showed Mr. Penny the barn where lie slept Sunday night; he got to ihe barn about 9 o'clock; did not stop ut any house before he got to the barn. About sun rise he left the barn; bid u man good morning; the mansaid nothing to him. He then travelled on some way, and turned ulfthe road, and came to a man cutting wood; asked him to let tuin sleep in the bam; Tie gave hint liberty. Knows nothing nbout the charge brought against him; is not guilty of the murder of Mr. arid Mrs. Smith. The prisoner is to be commuted to prison, and have his tri .1 at the Circuit Court in May next.? Long Inlander. Letters of John C. Colt, written In the New York Prison, Psuox Hook, Oct. i, 1842. Dkar :? D J not believe the thousand false statements you see heralded Irom day to day in the papers.?Let them blow their blast. All that you hear now is passion?passiuu. It is true there is a great deal to excite ; bat at the same lime, they use mo very uujustly. One-half that if said is for tne purpose of extorting black mail?at least with some prints. Pay the very hom-st conductors of some papers iu this city, and they would toon turn the current ot public opinion, so far as to cause passion to subside, and set the reuder to thinking and cahn reflection. They will hour nothing in my tavor, receive 110 statements from mo or my tri ends, unless they are paid ton-told the charge of an advertisement?consequently they have all their own way.?Since things are so, my friends have advised me to keep cool, and bear ail their horrid and unmerciful inflictions. The tables may he some day turned, and those who now seem to glut their appetite in feeding upon my misfortune, may yet leol the scorpion lash of the pen to their soul's satiety. The man that meets with a misfortune now a days, becomes at once the victim of a certain portion of the press. If he is poor, his friends are brought in for a share, as mine have been, and placed upon the rack, and tortured'till money is lorthcoining. but in this case they will spill their ink to no purpose, lor it is not only my mislortuue, but that 01 tny friends, as you know, to he without any very extensive means. 1 will write you again more at large when in the mood for scribbling. I cannot close without renewing again my heartfelt gratitude for the kindness proffered by yotf and friends, but let there he no move to the ell'ect you have proposed, as I assure you it is entirely unnecessary. Your unfortunate friend, J. C. COLT. To H R , Baltimore. Prison House, Oct. 3d, 1941. I know and pity the motives in which by far too many of the severest attacks are made, and would, 1 assure you, if in my power, award to evrry writer in the country us much gold as he could wish, aud say to them, " henceforth, prey not on the calamities of the unlortuuate." Do not believe that the state neuts made aliect me. 1 Understand too well the motives chat prompt to abuse. It is only so far us they hurt Iho feelings ol' my friends that they cun cause me pain. Remember me to H?? and S and all the dear little ones. Oive yourselves no uneasiness?"All's well that ends well." 1 have much more to say .but unfortunately, have come to thu end ol my sheet. More anon. Youis, fco. Sic. J.C.COLT. To L?? O , Boston, Mass. Paison Iiorsjc, Oct. lb, 1*41. Drab Fkirnd :? Yours of the 11th instant was duly received. Many of your inquiries, I cannot now answer, although 1 should he glad to After my trial 1 shall loci at liberty to write more lreely- 1 knp w as little as you what will be the defence. My lawyers are acquainted with all thu facts. They say I must leave alt to them. The best way oi managing would be fur me to state the facts, seal it up and hand it to the court, and aficr the testimony is taken, to open and read it. Should my statement be sustained in analysis by the would, in justice, in the mind of every reasonable being, amount to an entire acquittulof the charge. This last plan may be considered by counsel too risky, aj tin- public press has excited the passions oi the people to an alarming degree. But I assure you it would host accord with my leelings. The idea oi going forth in the woi Id a suspected murderer, ii worse infinitely than much suffering. II 1 throw myself upon my peers tbey will be likely to believe mr; but if I prove an al hi they will let me go, but always wrongfully suspect I desired to kill my antagonist. Were I west or south, I could wiih perfect safety throw myself upon the country, and with the evidence of Wells and Wheeler, if they will but state the truth be certain of an acquittal. But in this city 1 am so little kuown it is to be feared that pension and not evidence will decide the case. Wells stated to my friends in some of their first interviews, that "Adams left him in a vexed mood or passion, nnd that he had no doubt but that he went to my jtlice ami insulted me." In some later interviews he seems desirous of modifying his language,or making a ditiercnt statement. He is a very timid man, anil has I fear been cowed fiom telling the truth. My keepers tell me that the prosecuting counsel is going to Congress on my hanging, and I am told this is publicly spoken of. Very pleasant, ah! If he be an unprincipled, ambitious man, there is no doubt hut that he will do anything to win his case, and it would cuitainly lie quite a leather in a lawyer's cap to get an innocent man hung. There was a time, however, w-hen men acquired popularity hy defending the unfortunate, hut now-u- lays it would seem by such reports that they are rent as legislators hy trampling upon the unfortunate. One thing is very certain the prosecuting counsel nover gave utterance to such sentiments himself. I have no doubt, however, as he is a man of great professional pride,that he w ill use his utmost to convict me. ? ? ? yours confidentially, J C. COLT. C H , Philadelphia. i'aisois llorsr, Feb.-6, 1841. Mr Disa Sir :? Although I stand condemned hy twelve men, do not think that it causes me so much pain as you imagine. No. no. Death hath no terrors for me. There is a world shove this, and I believo a ju?t one. Man, st the worst, can only destroy the liody. 1 did but defend myself agninst a wonton, vile and unparilonalde attack. This I would do again, at any time, when insulted and assaulted. No mis would do less. Ilis very nature compels him to this. I have been tried and condemned for endeavoring to secrcto a misfortune, not for killing a man. Prejudice or error misled or governed the wholo proceedings of the trial?justice took no part. The time will come when men will look upon this whole alfair in its proper light? at least I believe so , perhaps alter I have suffered ; and, believe me. truly, sir, that I should prefer a thousand deaths and he thought innoceDt, than live a single life, to he pointed at as guilty of a crime that my very soul would shudder at the mention of, even from my boyhood up. Do not think that I fear death. I have nothing in this alfair to reproach my conscience with Before my (Jod, within thn frontal of heaven, I can csciaim to the man, " I w as your friend?for this you abused me?I asked you to he juat? for thia you accused me of injustice. For calm words, you gave me insulting language. For peremptory denial, you gave me blows?for this you accidentally fell a victim in a resistance to yonr wonton and unjustifiable assault. Heaven protect the innoceut and unotlending in this affair? Heaven will be just!" My sullering is for my friends. I care but little lor 1? 'T-1. ;.. ?til ... 'Tn.Jll my am. i...? ?... .... lu wither up lh<i very charitv of their heart", and they will look with distrust upon nil around thorn. Yours, hurriedly, J. C. COLT. To R T , Baltimore, M. D. Prison Horar, Feb. 9, 1919. Dear Friend :? Your kind letter ?? received thin morning. It I* truly a great satisfaction to And that ft weighs nothing with you anil ft inula, b?-c?use 1 hare been condemned by just twelve men. One-half were doubtless prejudiced, although they may not have known it. Several we now know had exproofed an opinion that waa hostile before the trial. There is so much said hero hy the press, en all anch aliairs, that a man is first tried and condemned without a hearing.? There is many an honorable, worthy, and upwright man connectod with the press; but there is at the anmr time many a consummate scoundrel. The good and lust meaning among them are, consequently, often forced into such unjust reflections. Many an ndi'or catches half his ideas fnnn rival erints. and not from the multitude ; and being tionent him'i'lf, h? MhHl hi* rontempnrmie* tot* no liltewHe; con?equently, ignorance, faleehood and prrju(lice arc promulgate)*, and the prople placing too much continence in what they read, are led in orrer, an I give eent to feeling" and ?*pre?iion?, that they in their calmer mood* would lament, could they but e?*e correctly, can* vaai facte, anil ?epnr?te tnith from faleehood A man mint have been blind not to hare obierved thia. Every thing EltAJ 842. is made to move by excitement. Money i? the great god that can alone stay it. 11' a man is not rich, auil gleets with a misfortune, ft; inuat expect to be damned Money through the rn-iliu a of tbit proas, haa, i i this country, ita great au influence over courla of lata-, ua land, wealth, and aristocracy under a monarchical government, when the poet wrote :? " F. ich wanton judge new penal atatiitaa draws, grind the |>oor, and rich men rule the law a." Justice is hut a name, liberty but a shadow, give me wealth, and 1 could put my toot upon the nock of the universe. All the evidence of the least importance in the case in atrict justice, was in my iavor. My case will be carried upon u lull of exceptions. Perhapi it is best that the d cisiott is as it wus. I may get a new triui, and bo justly dealt with, nays Hume, " In many things the ex.rentes are nearer to one another (justice) than the means." Hail the verdict beer, milder than it was, it might have proven a total, irrecoverable illimitable blast. 1 here is ever a ltopo beyond injustice, rising like u star of a clou ly night; true, it m ly come late, still it replaces th - heart, ami tliu longer absent the more welcome But of the worst let come the worst, I shall die as. culm as ever man died. 1 have ever had hopes beyond this world. Did 1 believe that this existence was tho beginning and the end, 1 should curse the giver. No?itnjiossi. ble?it cannot bis. The universal world?the mighty lieavens?sneak in signs moro convincing than words, more conclusive than argument, more appealing than parables?that there is a (J*1 above?just, mighty, allpowerful. The palmy sunbeams, the sweet zephyrs, tho all-bountiful earth, proclaim his goodness far more than justice, in myriads and myriads uf developments. No man should fear to shake otf this mortal ooil?this dying, sickeniug, painful body?this iicurceruting prison-house to the mind?this incubus to the heart?this chain ol disease and corruption to the soul : give me the home of my fathers ! I am already at the clog" of the sheeet. 1 did not feel, when I commenced, like writing en words. But I no sooner take ten in hand to speak uf myself, than my mind rolls to a tearful vividness, and my bosom heaves uml burns with pain that I cannot quiet without too great a struggle. Buy to J. and K. that this must answer lor you all. Do not usk any more questions for a month. So long as life. 1 shall remember the kindness ol my friends, it is enough now for me to know that they believe mr innocent. Your* truly, J. C. COLT. ToC U , Philadelphia. Prison House, Keb. 11, 18VI. Dkar Tom :? As you Hay, indeed, mine is u hard late. All thin misfortune lias fallen upon me lor befriending thnt man. Had I not taken my binding away Irom Mr Ballow, and given it to Wells, lor the sukeof throwing work in the way ol Adumi, as Wells was to give work to Adams in accordance, I should not now have been here by many degrees ol probability. Ballow is onu of the li a est men in the world. lie hud done binding for me lor the past three years; and I had spoken to hun about binding the last edition, which he expected to have done, us he stated in his evidence. But alter this arrangement, Adams came to me three or 4 times, ami teased me till I consented to give It to Wells, alleging tiiut Ballow was well to do, uud that he himself had hard work to get custom. I knew thut Adams's circumstances hud been in a sinking condition since the death of Scatchard, his old partner, owing,! supjiosed, to his bad inauagumeut. 1 never did auy tiling inure reluctantly than when consenting to let Wells do the work in place J of Ballow, and should not liave done so without the purest feelings of charity. Adams was at times a most aggravating fellow i i his language ; but I had before always attributed his mauiicr to his ignorance, not to ill-will. However, 1 wasmutakeu. * * * * * * He has been represented as one of the mildest and meekest men the world has seen?n member of the Chinch, ike. Sac. In all which there is not the least truth. While, on the other hand, my whole family and myself have beeu abused ? shamelully and grossly abused. * * * Your unfortunate friend, J. C. COLT. To 3 F , Washington, 1). C. Prison House, Feb. iN, 184.'. Dear Faienns : ? That my pecuniary circumstances at has been too frequently repeated, were "straitened and des|>erate," was wantonly untrue. Bo far Irom this, 1 felt myself well oil' iu comparison with the thousands I saw around me. The truth is, that Adams was the man that was in straitened and desperate circumstanees, and had been noloriously so for the two previous yuan, and only permitted to goon in his business by the lenity ol his creditors. The report that I was in straitened arid des|<crate circumstances, originates from the fact of my closing business in your city but a lew mouths beloru, that had proved unprofitable? But this was done in goed time, and had 1 not mot with my present mislbrtuue, all my creditors would ere this have licou equitably milled with, as they were all secured. Ou win liufr ii|, my l.uuiuess, I reserved means lu pay all my necessary expenses lor eighteen months, such as board, clothing and other necessaries of lite, and this I ?....I I ..... Snnrnitrijl. in miv oilier use. I roil I.I have paid Adams's two pouuy debt on any day mthe week. I offered to pay Wells to hurry oil the binding, wbich ho refused/ ss lie staUd in his evidence. Il was alio ?tat? d m evidence that I had property valued, at a low animate, at oue thousand dollar*?stereotype plates, and the last edition ol thu book-keeping. Apart from this, I had diamonds and other jewelry I could h'.ve turned into two or three hundred dollars at pleasure. Besides, I was surrounded by friends, as you are aware, Irom whom I could have got money or credit, il I hail wanted it. Not withstanding all this, in the very face of truth nnd evidence, I was charged in court with killing this mun, (us the whole argument could rest on no other ground,) for the paltry sum of fllty-flve dollars and eighty cents, the amount of my obligations, or as he had it on his books, seventy-one dollars anil fifteen cents, and that, too, under circumstances that render tush a supposition d> ci'ledly preposterous. But I am wandering f rom the promises ol my last letter. ThongU not in " desperate and straitened circumstances," as has been frequently alleged, yet my circumstances were such as to require future and nut far distant exertions, which a succession of misfortunes warned me to prepare for. This I had anticipa'ed on w inding up my business in Philadelphia, and, consequently, 1 reserved my wnika on accounts; works that I had been led to believe, from a general adoption into our schools, and by unprecedented and extensive sales, had done ma some credit. During the three months previous to the unfortunate encounter with Adams, among other matters, I had employed myself in revisiug parts ot this work and getting out a new edition, us well as preparing public uddresses and a series of lectures on account*, as I contemplated anil expected to resume my old business as a public lecturer, so soon as thu fall season for lecturing commenced. An occupation 'tis very true lis very humble, but at the same time one such that does no shame to an honest man. bo far as making money as a lecturer on accounts,1 ft It no doubts ofsuccess. It was what 1 had before succeeded in, what I had been accustomed to, and as a public lecturer on this branch of science, I had no competitors, as those engaged on the subject were simple teachers of what they found in books, after the common routine of school teaching. With such reflections 1 thought but littla of past miscarrying*, and felt as though I could bailie and hurl back the tide nf misfortune with a stronger arm than ever, and though "down I'd sunk, the higher up I'd rise." Adams being a printer, and hereby connected with the fraternity of the press, and the circumstdnce of having killed him in my office, to which there was no evidence then appearing to me, to hold up to the public, ol the one most in the wrong in the quarrel, excepting the error in his accounts, I leared if 1 divulged the misfortune, that 1 might bid farewell to my anticipated success as a lecturer; as all such are greatly d?|iendent on newspaper paragiaphs. I was learlul that I should be followed with reproach, however unjustly, wherever I went, and that to a degree that would render success doubtful, if not indeed futile in attempting. Together with mv exertions as a public lecturer, my fu ture hopes were all wrapped up and dependent ujion the continuation ofthe popularity of my works in our schools where they bad been extensively introduced, and were on the increase both in sales and ol adoption. It was used in seventeen seminaries out of twenty-three that instructed the science in this city. It was used In about two , hundred and sixty schools throughout the country, ami was the only work sold in the great vallev of the Viissisiippi, where I had formerly held the field as a lecturer. To what extent such a calamity would afb-ct a school book, in the midst of numerous excellent authors, was inqiossible to conceive, nnd could only painfully be reflected upon. Oppressed as you see from peculiar circumstances, and the very natural nnd evil forlmdings arising from the de. velopm'ent of so great a misfortune, when, too, a secretion by odds favored an entire oblivion, right or wrong, I made tip my mind, after much struggle, to secretion, in the most rapid and best way I could. If I came out with the misfortune, ruin stared me in the face, while in an attempt to aei-reio tens n bone although a hcavv horn- tn carry. My peculiar circumstances, an I above Mated, almotl alone took possession of my mind, and controlled mo.? Hut, you may a*k, " If you liBd not been thna peculiarly situated, would you have come out with the misfortune r I think not, and the reasons I w ill give in m. next. Truly yonra, J. C. COLT. To C. 1L, etc., 1'hiladelphia. Priiov llorik March 13, 1843. Dcab Krikisd Vou have indeed ?ent me a beautiful pack of question*, quite a number of which I have already answered, a* yon w ill sec by reading over my letter*. 1 will quote aeveral of them, however, aud given* short answer* a* consistenti "When j-ou had killeil Adams, how came you afterwards to go to hi* 'hop 7 and why did you rail on Mr*. Adam* 7* It wa? five or six day* after the catastrophe that 1 went to Adums''hop. You must recollect that it wn? stated In evidence that I had eliout a thousand dollars in property there, and it wa* necessary to look after it. My only object in going at that time waa to rrqueit Mr. Monahan to see that the stereotype plate* were put Into the vault,as they had lately been used, and thu* to preserve them against Are or other accident. 1 might here enter into an argument showing the positive absurdity of the ground* of the prosecution, which was, "that I killed Adam* to get hold of this property," forthcrn never wa* any aitnnpt to do *o. So far trom 'hit, 1 even negleeted to attend to the binding and other bntinets, from the great depression of bu*inc?snnd the tinbappines* I Iclt. Ho far from calling on Mr*. Adams. I had never seen her, to my knowledge, till elie appeared in court ; and < id not know, till after the catastrophe, that Adam* was a ?? ?i v... . i....... r..u,i anmn ol the mistaken LD. Fries Two O ente. newspapers, lo have obtained thii information. What kind ol a wonun she is. i? more than 1 ran say. " Why did yon strip the body of it* clothing I" The clothing woiiM have identified it year* afterward*. Any simpleton making up hi* mind to secretion, would I have done as much. Hee old letter. "Why "li I you ship the boxdo New Orleans 7" Bacau-c it was a warm climate and the voyagotosaid city would take from seventeen to twenty days, and. oonti <|uently, agreeable to the common course ot nature, it would decay before any information could be obtained to identify it. See old letter. " I have heard a person remark that the part of your statement where you say you went to see your brother in the evening, to re|Bteto him this affair,and u*k advice, and then niter I your min.l, uu 1 did tlat disclose it to him, looks improbable." Whoever lys this must so-ik without reflection, or believe me <|Uite ign iraat mil incapable of reasoning. The tint natural impulse was'o s the a 1 vice and aid of a friend. But hil I relatol the fact to him, it would have ma tu him an accomplice in the socreliou , an l ii by a \y accident during that a'temp1. a development had beon male-such asth-tiox sliding from the stairs and bursting open, or had the drayman's bar in rail away, or it had fallen from the tiekel when being lowered into the ship, or that the hud ling ha 1 taken tire during the time, an l persons ha 1 bursted into the room. Under such a development, it would re ilily have be m cmstruc.ted into a conspiracy, and both certainly been hung. To have relatcd the lacts lo him, would have been to have endangered his life, as Well as to render my situation more precarious. ??, Yours truly, J- C. COLT. To C . H , Philadelphia. Prison House, March 6, 1612. Dsn Friend ? ?? ???? I have no doubt if I had at tirst returned Adams'abusive languig! after his own manner, instead of being mil l as I wis, th it tho quarrel would have ended in smoke. But the mm evi leutly construed my millness into I'e.-r, and when ho became so abusive that I could no longer contain my self, an I turned Uts language upon him, he gave ine a si in with the hack of hi i hint across the month, which blow w is instiactivaly returned, and we were in a struggling fight, which soon ended in his fall, hut which I ass ire you has left me iu immensity ol pain, and deep an I lasting sorrow. 1 even wish sometimes that 1 had fallen myself. .... Your unfortunate friend, J. C. COLT. To C. O. Ii Cincinnati. Prison House, March 16, 16-12. I.",, T> . To your inquiry, " whatkiadof it man wasAdamG" I will leave you to form your own opinion from a simple fact that has heen related to inj kiuco my trial. Three or tour year* ago Soatchard, the partner of Adam*,died. Ilii propirty w u invoUeJ iu hi# prin'ing establishmentjointly with Alarni. On hia death-bed ho left all in cliarg - of this man, Adam*, having rucoived a nromitn from him that he woul I lint pay out of hi* effect* hi* funeral expense.*, thou tbo debts he owed, and the balance he would p n* over to hia wile and children. So far from lutfilling thii promise, lie contrived to wrong Bouchard's widow out of every thing, and carried his principle* to so far a length as to refuse to pay even the five dollars to the grave digger of poor Scatchard, which sum was subsequently raised by Mr. (Jeorge Long, bookseller, iu this cily, by subscription, with other small sums that bought shoos, e,c., lor poor Scatchard'* children. This was perhaps a development of his true character. But all that telate# to the truth ol this man's character haa been m ost artfully and assiduously kept hid from the public. Those of hi* own craft, but a few of them do not know his real character. Why, there are not five printers in the country that would not sell the very coat from oft their back befote they would reluse to pay for digging flic grave of a partner iu business that they had lost. But he nullerudtoo much from my hand for me to mention his fuuits. I hope sincerely, most sincerely, that this spirit now exists happily in heaven. The widow Scatchard and her family now reside at Brooklyn, and will at any time testily to this fact, as well as Mr. George Long, 111 this city. What kind of a man do you think Adams was f ? ? ? Yours, in fond remembrance, JOHN C. COLT ToH. R., Baltimore. I'msox House, June 10, 184'J I)kar MadamDo you ask me, " Do 1 read and believe in the bible T" One at all fond of history, or of a curious book, will cer tainly read the bible. As a book of histoi y it is invaluable, from its antiquity ; and rugarding it only ns a fable, it certainly is the must curious hook extent. But what is, and what is no', the intent aud meaning ol many of its passage*, aitnils of very different degrees of opinion. I km.11/ know ! > y~*mr luestiuu wfcal kind ot SnUswer you seek. It >ou wish to know whether I Spend weekly so many hours upon my knees in a repetition of so tnany words and phrases, denoting, in language, idea*?or so many hours in conning over the cha|itersol the bible, I must say that I do not. I only do those things when the spirit moves. I assure you that! have read the bible more than once thoroughly, ami paits of it often, and with love aud admiration. Chiial's sermon on the mount, as given in Matthew, chapters 0 and 7, may be read with nerertiring pleasure. There is in it a beauty of language enchanting the soul, and a purity of thought which carries man, in conception, beyond hi* nature. It has never heen equalled by the eloquence ol any other being. It is only surpassed inthomute, but all |>owertul and never-ceasing eloquence of Nutuie and Nature's God ! 1 believe in the Spirit of the Bible? at least in the first religion therein taught on the infinite punishmentMan, we hope, is intended from the beginning of his existence to remain forever a being in existence?in a spiritual existence, if not physical. His acts, however, all of them in this corporal existence, are finite, and although he may sin, and that, too, against an infinite Had, still that God is oneol infinite goodness. Agreeably to my views. It is as absurd to suppose that the Creator would iuflict an infinite punishment upon one ol hi* creature* for a finite action, as it is to suppose in the first place that hn created man as sin. Man is doubtlu * punished according to the deeds done iu the body. Religion 1 believe is, and ever has been, an inseparable ingredient with man's soul, that it consists in a simple love, thankfulm s* and reliance in God. The Indian, who never saw the Bible, but worshins the Great Snirit. and thinks Ins Maker moves at times in the music of1 the hub. bliug water*, and the swift wind, is, in my mind,as certain to be Raved a* we who repeat lung prayers in the synagogue anil listen to the music ol organs i sincerely think that the Bible is an inspired book, and intended as a guide to man. It is certainly marked with such features us w ilt keep it a thing apart, or in contradistinction with all other works. With all earthly consideration, nnd hopes in the future, 1 remain, yours, kc. J.C.COLT. To S. A. G., Boston, Mass. Prison Movie, Sept. 18, 1941. Di sk Friend? Vou will see by looking over the New York papers af this morning, that I was sentenced yesterday. This wsa necessary before my case could be carried tip to the Court of Errors. It had Iwen my intention on this occasion to make some remarks to the Court of a very different meaning to those jou see reported. But I supposed I should not he sentenced till the last nay's sitting ol the Oyer tnd Terminer, and consequently, had kept my mind as much occupied as I could in other matter*, that I might aa far as possible forget my troubles. I did not know till late on the day before tlist I was to be sentenced so soon, and the remark* you see printed, which I handed to the Court to rend, wero written under intense feeling The object of writing them was to avoid tile customary remark* of the judge that usually a-com| an) such sentences. I see nothing now in the remarks that the Court rend for me that I think should have been altered, excepting the word " trample,"used in three com secutivesentence*. It would have been better to have used the word " mistook." The word " trample," as there used, seems harsh, although not intended to be so. But you know how it ia when one desires to do any thing exactly right, when not prepared, nine times out of ten it is done exactly wrong. I suppose I wrote over twenty different statements the night belore, for I was tip and down all night, and in too much distress to sleep * I should have read the paper myself, instead of handing it to the Court, had I not felt at the time so unnerved and weak as to have rendered me incapable ot getting through with it. The judge, unlortnnately for me,you will perceive, took the statem?nt in high dudgeon, lie mistook entirely the meaning of the statement itself, as well as the purity of my own intent, and came down upon me like a hurricane, as h? struck the pa|>er upon the desk. In a manner ol probably unconscious violence. Had the Court received my slut, mi nt with kindness, I believe I should have sunk entirely down. But the way it was received thrilled thtough ami strengtncucil mo as a brenth ot prot oxyd of nitrogen : anil consequently, in addition to the Court, ha<l I have had the whole City Hall upon my hack, I should irresistibly have Hhaken It off. Pnah any man, tinder any and avery circumstance, beyond a certain point, either by misconstruction or otherwise, and irresistibly he turn* upon you, Itboogh by every *en?e of inward feeling,he *ince*e]y desires to avoid all differencca between hiinaclland hia fellow men. By reading my explanation, a* yon will see reported, you will perceive that 1 *|>oko from an involuntary impulse, a* rny language waa entirely unguarded. One expression that I tt-ed is particularly unfortunate in my present situation. It wa* this, ns I said?" I never committed an act in .ay life that I would not have done again under similar circumstances." This is not sn uncommon expression for the best of men to make. But to render it in tiliigihleto manv leaders, it requires a metaphysical construction. The meaning Is simply this " In all my acta of life so far as within my own sontrol, I have endeavored to do what I conscientiously thought was right at the time I acted." 'I o construe such a sentiment, used hy any one, so .is to make it appear that he never lamented a misjudgment, or would n t profit from experience, is to make him out no le*sthan n m Imnn or a lool. tVe all know, irom the experience taught hv many of ' our acta in life, that we should act very, very differently, hud we to go over them again from thr" fact that the same causes or influences operating upon (he mind produce, at different times, different effects?at another,ffrom physical iai .iiaaKii;,? ?ku_ o? all ilmdi the heart Is nnre. and the intent u to do what we mppoie to be right at the time we art. Why iathequeationaikcd, why eentence of death ahould not he pronounced, if the priaoner la not privileged to make a reply ? And if any reply ia made, be it ever eo exceptionable, ahouid it not, under auch extreme oircum